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LOCAL & STATE A3RED TIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FLORIDA DINE | B1TAVARES HAVANA 1959 OPENED TO HONOR OWNERS LATE FATHER SPORTS | C1DAN MULLEN BRINGS BACK EXCITEMENT FOR UF FANS @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, August 15, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports .........................C1 Comics ........................C6 Diversions ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 227 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Florida Hospital Waterman will soon be known as AdventHealth Waterman.Florida Hospital and its parent company, Adventist Health System, are working to unify their brand, starting with a name change that will take effect Jan. 2, 2019, at their locations nationwide, including Tavares Waterman site.The change was announced Tuesday in Orlando by Adven-tist Health Systems CEO Terry Shaw at a live event that was simulcast to nine states, three time zones and 46 hospital locations, about half of which are located in Florida.Chief executive offi-cers of each location shared the moment with localstaff and community leaders.At Waterman in Tavares, Advent of changeProgress continues on the new addtion at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Tavares hospital to be renamed Advent Health Waterman See WATERMAN, A5By Chad Day, Matthew Barakat and Mary Clare JalonickThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. „ Paul Manaforts defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any wit-nesses in the former Trump campaign chairmans tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.The decision not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the first trial to emerge from special counsel Robert Muellers investigation. The argu-ments are scheduled for Wednesday morning.Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in income he Manafort declines to testify Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including from left, Jay Nanavati, Kevin Downing, Brian Ketcham, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues Tuesday, in Alexandria, Va. [JACQUELYN MARTIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See MANAFORT, A5By Jocelyn Gecker and Matthew BrownThe Associated PressYosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect smoky air, limited lodging and food services at the popular California park.In Montana, hundreds of people were hastily evacuated from Glacier National Park where a wildfire destroyed at least nine homes and cabins in one of the parks historic districts.The hit to national parks comes as wildfires continue to rage across parts of the West. California, like several other states, has faced a longer and more destructive wildfire season because of drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and homes built deeper into forests. Yosemites 20-day closure came at the height of tourist season, costing the park and Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, tight lodgingPark Ranger Alex Martinez passes maps out and directs visitors at the Highway 140 gate as Yosemite National Park reopens Tuesday in California. The nearly three-week closure was the result of a wild“ re. [GARY KAZANJIAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See WILDFIRES, A5President calls former aide Omarosa that dog and lowlife in recent attacksBy Catherine Lucey and Errin Haines WhackThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Presi-dent Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a crazed, crying lowlifeŽ and that dog,Ž as a clash rooted in the reality stars accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another round of interviews to promote her tell-all book and Trumps presidential cam-paign filed arbitration action against her alleging she breached a confidentiality White House: Trump is not a racistSee OMAROSA, A4

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A2 Wednesday, August 15, 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. Monday, Aug. 13 Fantasy 5: 15-18-26-31-34 Cash 4 Life: 7-9-17-39-58-4 Tuesday, Aug. 14 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-6-0-5-7 Pick 4 Afternoon: 1-6-2-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-7-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-2LOTTERY IN BRIEFSARASOTA, FLA.Florida candidate accused of faking diploma drops outA Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online dropped out of her race on Tuesday.Melissa Howard told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune it was the right decision to drop out of the race for the Florida House seat.I made a terrible error in judgment,Ž Howard said. I am thankful for everyone who gave so much toward my success, and I am deeply sorry.ŽHoward last week posted a photo of herself with what looked like a Miami University diploma after being accused of lying about her degree.FALLS CHURCH, VA.Police: Boy, 2, dies after fall from 24th-” oor balconyA toddler has died after falling from a 24th-floor balcony at the same northern Virginia apartment complex where a 3-year-old fell from an open window and died months ago.Fairfax County police said in a statement Tuesday that an adult caregiver was helping another child in the apartment Monday afternoon when the 2-year-old boy fell to his death from a balcony at the Skyline Towers Apart-ments in Falls Church.Police spokesman Christopher Sharp said at a news conference Monday that the child was pronounced dead at the scene. He says its the same apartment building complex where a 3-year-old boy died after falling from an open bedroom window in May.BENI, CONGOCongos health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd provinceCongos latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease.Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in 1995, will be effective in this outbreak that so far has 30 confirmed cases including 14 deaths.Five patients have been given the treatment, said the World Health Organizations director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Four other experimental treatments have been approved for use, he said.CARACAS, VENEZUELALINCOLN, NEB.A supporter of Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro holds up his picture during a rally Monday in Caracas, Venezuela. The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military of“ cers, the nations top prosecutor said Tuesday. [ARIANA CUBILLOS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Scott Frakes (left) director of the Nebraska Department of Corrections, delivers a statement after the execution of Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska carried out its “ rst execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the “ rst use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. [GWYNETH ROBERTS /LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Colleen Barry and Danica KirkaThe Associated PressMILAN „ A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it an immense tragedy ... inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern country.ŽThe disaster, on a major interchange connecting Genoa and other northern cities with beaches in eastern Liguria into France, focused attention on Italys aging infrastructure, particularly its concrete bridges and viaducts built in the postwar boom of the 1950s and 1960s.What caused the Morandi Bridge to fall remained unknown, and prosecutors said they were opening an investi-gation but had not identified any targets. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said the collapse was unacceptableŽ and that if negligence played a role whoever made a mistake must pay.ŽEarly speculation focused on the structural weakness of the span.Witnesses reported hearing a roar as the nearly 150-foot bridge collapsed in a torren-tial rain during midday traffic on the eve of a major holiday that sees most Italians abandoning cities for beaches and mountains.One unidentified woman who was standing below told RAI state TV that it crumbled as if it were a mound of baking flour. Video of the collapse, showing a misty scene of crumbled concrete, captured a man screaming: Oh, God! Oh, God!ŽCivil Protection authorities said at least 30 cars and three heavy vehicles were on the 260-foot section of the span that collapsed in the industrial area of warehouses.There was an immense gap where the bridge used to be, and one heart-stopping image showed a green truck halted on the rain-slickened roadway just short of the edge.A man who was standing under the bridge in front of his truck at the time of the collapse called it a miracleŽ that he survived. The middle-aged man, who did not give his name, said the shockwave sent him flying over 10 meters (33 feet) into a wall, injuring his right shoulder and hip.I was in front of the truck and flew away, like everything else. Yes, I think its a miracle. I dont know what to say. Im out of words,Ž he said, walking away from the site.More than 300 rescue work-ers and canine crews were on the scene. They used heavy equipment and dogs to search for survivors in the rubble. At least four people were pulled alive from vehicles under the bridge, ANSA reported.Operations are ongoing to extract people imprisoned below parts of the bridge and twisted metal,Ž said Angelo Borrelli, the head of Italys civil protection agency.Officials evacuated several hundred people living along the raised highway that traverses the city as a precaution.The effort would continue into the night. It is a bit like working on an earthquake,Ž said firefighters spokesman Luca Cari. The main difficulty is removing the rubble and safeguarding the rescue teams.ŽThere was confusion over the death toll throughout the day, with different officials giving conflicting numbers.Officials in the Liguria region said Tuesday night that 26 people had died, saying two more bodies had been found and one of the 16 injured had died in surgery.After visiting the scene, Conte told RAI state TV the tragedy was a serious wound for Genoa, Liguria and Italy.ŽThe Italian CNR civil engineering society said that structures dating from when the Morandi Bridge was built had surpassed their lifespan. It called for a Marshall PlanŽ to repair or replace tens of thou-sands of bridges and viaducts built in the 1950s and 1960s. Updating and reinforcing the bridges would be more expensive than destroying and rebuilding them with technol-ogy that could last a century.They cited previous acci-dents: a bridge that fell in April 2017 in the northern province of Cuneo, crushing a carabin-ieri police car after the officers and driver had barely managed to get away in time; and an overpass that in the north-ern city of Lecco that collapsed under exceptional weight, crushing a car and killing the driver.The design of the bridge has been criticized in the past. Antonio Brencich, a professor specializing in reinforced concrete construction at the University of Genoa, called the span a failure of engineeringŽ in an interview in 2016.That bridge is wrong. Sooner or later it will have to be replaced. I do not know when. But there will be a time when the cost of maintenance will be higher than a replacement,Ž he told Italian media Primocanale.Other engineers said corrosion or weather conditions could have contributed.Bridge collapse kills at least 26 peopleRescuers work to recover an injured person after the Morandi hig hway bridge collapsed Tuesday in Genoa, northern Italy. The highway bridge collapsed during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging nearly 150 feet into a heap of rubble. [LUCA ZENNARO/ANSA VIA AP] DATELINES

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS TAVARESReport: Irate woman attacked paramedics at WatermanA woman who was reportedly causing a ruckus in a hospital emergency room was taken to jail after she allegedly attacked two paramedics who tried to escort her from the building.According to an arrest affidavit, Mistie Rae Howell, 43, of Eustis, was in the emergency room with her son at Florida Hospital Waterman on Monday night and had been verbally abusive to hospital staff. Witnesses said she had been yelling and swearing for some time, and after repeated attempts to get her to calm down, they asked her to leave.Two paramedics were walk-ing her to the lobby when she stopped, and one of the para-medics placed his hands on her to keep her moving. Howell reportedly punched him in the face with her cellphone. A second paramedic intervened, but Howell reportedly kicked her repeatedly in the stomach and leg before she was subdued.She was charged with battery on medical personnel.ORLANDOMysterious liquids at airport make of“ cers illOrlando International Airport officials say four security officers fell ill after checking the contents of oversized containers holding liquids.Two of the Transportation Security Administration officers and an airport operations worker were taken to the hospital out of an abundance of cautionŽ on Tuesday. The liquids ended up being a form of herbal tea.Airport officials say in a state-ment that airport operations werent affected by the incident.A hazmat team from the Orlando Fire Department was called to the airport to evaluate the containers holding the liq-uids, as well as homemade soap.The passenger with the con-tainers of liquids was questioned by the FBI and released.Airport officials say the passenger was trespassed and wasnt allowed to fly out of the airport on Tuesday.ORLANDOCorrections of“ cer faces child porn chargesA Florida corrections officer has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.Tony Holowaty was arrested Tuesday in metro Orlando on 10 counts of possessing child pornography.Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforce-ment say they got a tip that the corrections officer had down-loaded the child porn.A search warrant was exe-cuted at his home and agents say the found evidence on a digital device.He was booked into the Orange County Jail with no bond.Online court records showed no attorney listed for him.DAYTONA BEACH SHORESTeen says she was raped at resortAuthorities say a man is accused of following a 14-year-old girl back to her hotel room and raping her at a Florida resort.Authorities in Daytona Beach Shores said Monday that Nelson Hernandez Garcia of Wood-stock, Georgia, is charged with sexual battery.The Daytona Beach NewsJournal reports that police reviewed surveillance video at El Caribe Resort that corroborates the teens story that she was followed to her room.Investigators say the 23-year-old suspect followed the girl from the swimming pool to the elevator.They say after attacking her in her hotel room, he left his phone number in her cellphone and called her three times.Howell By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida has reduced debt that helps finance initiatives like roads, schools and environmental projects by more than $7 bil-lion over the past eight years, according to a new report from the state Division of Bond Finance. The debt amount dropped from $28.2 billion in July 2010 to $21 billion through June 30, Ben Watkins, director of the bond finance agency, told Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members Tues-day. That represented a 25 percent reduction.The debt reduction, which came as Scott pursued a policy of limiting state borrowing, was unprecedented,Ž Watkins said, because it reversed a long-term trend of annual borrowing by the state.We had 30 years of annual, perpetual increases in debt that was reversed, which was a sea change in terms of the direction in which we were headed,Ž Watkins said. A key element in reducing the debt has been the Divi-sion of Bond Finances effort to refinance older debt with new bonds carrying lower interest rates. Since the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the state has carried out 104 bond refinancings, totaling $14.7 billion, resulting in a gross savings of nearly $3 billion.Watkins said the state used the process to refinance some 70 percent of the state debt since 2010. However, the report also noted the states ability to refinance debt will be more limited in the future, with the federal governments decision to eliminate the use of a finan-cial tool known as advance refunding.ŽThis was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take advantage of historically low interest rates,Ž Watkins said. These are big numbers. And this is real money that saves citizens and the taxpayers of the state.ŽWatkins report also highlighted other financial improvements, including paying back $3.4 billion borrowed from the federal government to cover State se es big drop in debtRe nancing at lower interest rates has been big help Staff ReportGROVELAND „ Local youths affiliated with the Give A Day Foundation got to spend a day on the shoot-ing range recently, courtesy of the Clermont-Minneola Lions Club.The kids were given a safety course on the proper and safe handling of shotguns and an opportunity to try their skills in shooting clay pigeons. Tying for topshooter honors were Alek Brademyer and Josh Patter-son. A flip of the coin gave the prize „ a Lion clock „ to Alek.The Aug. 4 event was organized by Dan Strauss, a Lions Club member, and Otis Taylor of the GAD Foundation.Chick-fil-A brought breakfast for the kids, and the Lions grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch.The Clermont-based Give A Day Foundation promotes civic involvement and volun-teerism in the community.The Lions Club owns the range and often uses it for fundraising events. For infor-mation on the range, contact Strauss at 717-278-7437 or Danstrauss226@gmail.com.The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at St. Mathias Episcopal Church on Montrose Street in downtown Clermont. Contact Horace Harper, club president, at 352-708-5516 for details on joining the club or becoming a volunteer.Give A Day Foundation kids learn shotgun lessonsThe kids were given a safety course on the proper and safe handling of shotguns and an opportunity to try their skills in shooting clay pigeons. [SUBMITTED] By Kimberly Miller GateHouse FloridaFlorida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday over the ongoing harmful red tide bloom that is killing tons of marine life on the states west coast.The declaration covers Collier, Lee Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.Under the declaration, more than $100,000 will be given to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota to increase local efforts to save ani-mals affected by red tide.VISIT FLORIDA also will receive $500,000 to help tourism development boards in counties affected by red tide, and has been directed to start develop-ing marketing campaigns that will follow the end of red tide blooms.In addition to the emergency order, I am Fighting the bloomA signi“ cant red tide bloom was visible from the air over Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and parts of Sarasota Bay on Aug. 8. [CARLOS R. MUNOZ/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Gretchen Lovewell, center, Mote Marine Labs program manager for the team that investigates dead and stranded animals, and stranding technician Jessica Blackburn, left, take a break from a necropsies of a Loggerhead and Kemps Ridley turtle in Sarasota on Aug. 7. [GREG LOVETT/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency for Floridas red tide See DEBT, A4 See RED TIDE, A4By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Tracie Naffziger, who narrowly avoided prison in June for her role in the murder of Leesburg widow Bea Montgom-ery, faces an uncertain future after her Aug. 6 arraignment.Naffziger violated probation on July 3 and will be waiting in Lake County Jail without bond until a court date is set in September.In the mean-time, Naffziger has the option to make a plea to the court or to try and find a new agreement. Naffziger was placed on pro-bation in June through a plea deal thathelped prosecutors convict David Mariotti for the Montgomerys murder.The court charged Naffziger with first degree murder, accessory after the fact and the use of the victims stolen credit card.Because she entered a plea and agreed to testify against Mariotti, she was given a 10-year suspended sentence starting June 18. Circuit Judge Don Briggs told Naffziger to attend monthly meetings, find a job, pay back the $4,171 in stolen credit cards and seek drug treatment and mental health counseling.It was during her monthly meeting that Naffziger failed a random drug test and landed back in jail, authorities said.Walter Forgie of the State Attorneys Office shed some light on the next part of the courts process.There is a status hearing on the case on Sept. 4,Ž Forgie said. That would be the next step.ŽForgie also said that it was too early to speculate on the case.Woman involved in killing in limboNaffziger

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A4 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Funeral ServicesBobby Eugene Arledge Bobby Eugene Arledge, Sr., 79, Leesburg, FL, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born in Austin, Texas on February 5, 1939. He moved to Leesburg in 2004 from Lawton, Oklahoma. He was a Navy Veteran of 23 years. He was a Methodist and ”ew radio controlled planes. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Elaine, Leesburg; “ve sons, David W. ONeil, Sanford, FL; Scott (Kelly) ONeil, Belfair, WA; Shaun Curtis Arledge, FL; Mike Walden, Austin, TX; Bobby E. Arledge, Jr., Sedro Wooley, WA; one daughter, Catherine Arledge, Bithlo,. FL; brother, Tillman Arledge, Houston Texas; sister Mary Elizabeth Poole, Alford, FL; six grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; beloved pet, BabyŽ; and was predeceased by a daughter Karen. Graveside service will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00am at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Military Honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Beyers Funeral Home Chapel in Leesburg, FL. Online condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL. Peter Gregory Bateson, 90, Leesburg, Florida passed away on August 9, 2018 at his residence in Leesburg, Florida under the loving care of his family. Peter was born on February 18, 1928 in Weymouth, Dorset, England to his parents, John Bateson and Norah (Marsh) Bateson. At the young age of 12, he began learning how to play the saxophone and clarinet and, at the age of 15, he moved to London and began working as a Musician. During World War II as a young man, he served in the Home Guard as a stretcher bearer and a messenger in Weymouth, England. While in England, he had his own band called Pat Bateson and his Band. In 1954, he moved his family to the United States and worked in New York City with Big Bands, such as Jimmy Dorsey and others. Years later, while residing in Connecticut, he became a Radio Announcer, having his own show called The Pete Gregory Show at WINE Radio in Brook“eld, Connecticut. Following that, he went on to work in various Country Clubs in Connecticut in managerial roles. In 2000, he then retired to Leesburg, Florida with his wife. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Maria Bateson of Leesburg, FL; two loving daughters: Wendy MacDonald of London, England and Lynn Bragger and her husband Stephen of Winter Garden, Florida; seven grandchildren: Eric, Lisa, Tracy, Kika, James, Peter and Michael; twelve great grandchildren and two nieces: Anne Rogers and Madeleine Cannon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Anthony and William, and his loving son, Peter. In lieu of ”owers, the family has requested donations be made to the Hospice of your choice; The North Shore Animal League of Long Island, New York or The Disabled Veterans of America in his loving memory. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.pagetheusfuneral. com. Arrangements are entrusted to PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg. Peter Gregory Bateson Herbert Hoover White, 89, of Coleman, FL, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018. He attended First Baptist of Okahumpka. Mr. White was an avid gardener and loved to “sh and he loved his family. He was also a great storyteller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah White. He is survived by his companion, Mary Rowe of Coleman, FL; daughters: Charlotte Moore (Jerry) of Bushnell, FL, Susie Campbell (Mark) of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Lisa Hicks (Bill) of Eufaula, AL; grandchildren: Christa Hon (Chad), April Wade (Justin), Harley Hicks, Amber Campbell (Travis), Aaron Campbell; greatgrandchildren: Kindle, Colt, TJ, and Tegan; brother: Lon White (Sylvia) of Leesburg, FL and many other extended family members. In lieu of ”owers please consider a donation in his memory to American Cancer Society. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, Florida, with Pastor Chet Coker of“ciating. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida. Herbert Hoover White Funeral Servicesunemployment benefits after the last recession. The fund now has a $3.7 billion surplus, which Scott said has resulted in a reduction in the amount of payroll taxes that employers have to pay to support the fund.In Florida, weve shown that you can have a bal-anced budget, reduce debt and create jobs all while cutting taxes,Ž Scott said in a statement.The report also noted improvements in the states financial ability to respond to major hurricanes.The state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has reduced its expo-sure to what is known as a 1-in-100-years stormŽ from $21.4 billion to $5.8 billion, largely the result of reducing its customer base from 1.3 million to 440,000 since 2010, the report said. The reduction in exposure is important, since a large hurricane could result in the state having to borrow money that would be paid off by assessments on insurance policyholders across the state.The financial improve-ments, including a relatively healthy $160 billion state pension fund, has resulted in Florida earning triple AŽ credit ratings from major financial rating agencies.This is the first time weve had three triple As. So I call it a royal flush,Ž Watkins said. The good news is it recognizes the strength of the state, the management of the state, the financial position and policies of the state, which translates into lower borrowing costs for the state. It is, in effect, a validation from the rating agencies that we are doing the right thing.Ž DEBTFrom Page A3also directing a further $900,000 in grants for Lee County to clean up impacts related to red tide „ bring-ing total red tide grant funding for Lee County to more than $1.3 million,Ž Scott said in a news release. While we fight to learn more about this naturally-occurring phenomenon, we will continue to deploy all state resources and do everything possible to make sure that Gulf Coast residents are safe and area businesses can recover.ŽScientists statewide and with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are trying to understand the lengthy lifespan of this years bloom, which began in October 2017.While not unprecedented „ an 18-month bloom harassed the coast between 2004 and 2006 „ Mote Marine staff scientist Tracy Fanara said the red tide has lasted longer into the spring and summer the past three years.This summer, that means the devastating red tide is happening at the same time as a toxic blue-green algae bloom spreads in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Estuary. Kimberly Miller is a staff writer for the Palm Beach Post. RED TIDEFrom Page A3 agreement.Manigault Newman, who has painted a damn-ing picture of Trump and alleged there is a videotape of him using a racial slur, told The Associated Press she is not going away.I will not be silenced. I will not be intimidated. And Im not going to be bullied by Donald Trump,Ž she said. Trump, who has denied the existence of any such tape, assailed Manigault Newman in language that stood out even by his trash-talking standards, praising his chief of staff, John Kelly, for quickly firing that dog!ŽThat slam follows a pattern of inflammatory language about women and minorities. In 2015, shortly before he launched his campaign, Trump described Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington as a dog.Ž He has recently targeted California Rep. Maxine Waters, basketball star LeBron James and TV journalist Don Lemon, all African-Americans, and has repeatedly attacked black football players for kneeling during the national anthem in social protest.Manigault Newman told the AP that at every single opportunity he insults African-Americans,Ž and she accused him of trying to start a race war.ŽDuring the campaign and her White House tenure, Manigault Newman, who was the highest ranking black official in the West Wing, stood by Trump even at moments of racial strife, including the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Trumps targeting of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem in social protest.Fired by Kelly in December, Manigault Newman now says many of Trumps actions gave her pause but she was sympathetic to him as a longtime friend and mentor.In her book, she casts herself as a strong black woman who overcame humble beginnings and has often navigated hostile work environments with aplomb.Now she is aligning her-self with Trumps victims, said Leah Wright Rigueur, a historian at Harvards Kennedy School of Government.Shes drawing a direct line of comparison between herself and other black women Trump has attacked,Ž Rigueur said. Shes suggesting that the president is racist and sexist and using herself as evidence.ŽWhite House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted Tuesday that the presidents insults were not racially motivated, saying: This has absolutely nothing to do with race and everything to do with the president calling out someones integrity.ŽA contestant on the first season of Trumps TV show The ApprenticeŽ and a veteran of reality television, Manigault Newman has managed her explosive book tour for maximum effect, conducting back-to-back interviews and teasing out new bits of information in each one, successfully baiting the television-watching president.Central to her argument that Trump is racist is her claim that she had heard an audiotape of him using the N-word. Trump has pushed back hard, tweet-ing that he had received a call from the producer of The ApprenticeŽ assuring him there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a ter-rible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa.ŽWhite House spokes-woman Sarah Sanders said she could not guarantee Trump had never used a racial slur. Asked if she could say with certainty that Trump had never used the N-word, she said, I havent been in every single room,Ž though she stressed that the president has addressed the question and denied ever using such language.Manigault Newman continued to stir the pot Tuesday, providing CBS another audio recording that she said showed cam-paign workers discussing the alleged recording.Her allegations put Trump allies on their heels and clearly got under the presidents skin.Trump insisted, I dont have that word in my vocabulary, and never have.Ž He said Manigault Newman had called him a true champion of civil rightsŽ until she was fired.Manigault Newman writes in her book that shed heard such tapes of Trump language existed. She said Sunday that she had listened to one after the book closed.Asked if the book can be backed up by email or recordings, Manigault Newman said on CBS that every quote in the book can be verified, corroborated and its well documented,Ž suggesting she may have more information to release.She told MSNBC that shes been interviewed by special counsel Robert Muellers team investigating Russian election interference, though she did not provide any details to the network or the AP. A person familiar with the White House response to the investi-gation said that at no time prior to her departure did the Mueller team request documents related to her or seek an interview with her. The person insisted on anonymity to discuss the investigation.Manigault Newman also asserted on MSNBC that Trump knew in advance about the release of Hillary Clintons emails by WikiLeaks, but did not provide any evidence.In her interviews, Manigault Newman has also revealed two audio recordings from her time at the White House, including her firing by Kelly, which she says occurred in the highsecurity Situation Room, and a phone call with Trump after she was fired.She also alleges that Trump allies tried to buy her silence after she left the White House, offer-ing her $15,000 a month to accept a senior positionŽ on his 2020 re-election campaign along with a stringent nondisclosure agreement. OMAROSAFrom Page A1

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A5received advising Ukrainian politicians. The defense has tried to blame Manaforts financial mistakes on his former deputy, Rick Gates. Defense attorneys have called Gates a liar, philanderer and embezzler as theyve sought to undermine his testimony.Manaforts decision not to testify and not to call witnesses was announced by his attorney, Kevin Downing, before the jury on Tuesday afternoon. Asked by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III whether he wished to tes-tify in his defense, Manafort responded: No, sir.ŽThe decision came after a more than two-hour hearing that was closed to the public. The judge has not given any explanation for the sealed proceeding, only noting that a transcript of it would become public after Manaforts case concludes.After announcing that they were resting their case, Downing told reporters out-side the courthouse that he did so because he and his legal team believe that the government has not met its burden of proof.ŽAlso Tuesday, Ellis rejected a defense motion that the case should be dismissed on those same grounds.Manaforts lawyers asked the judge to toss out all the charges against him, but they focused in particular on four bank-fraud charges.The government says Manafort hid at least $16 million in income from the IRS between 2010 and 2014 by disguising the money he earned advising politicians in Ukraine as loans and hiding it in foreign banks. Then, after his money in Ukraine dried up, they allege he defrauded banks by lying about his income on loan applications and concealing other financial information, such as mortgages.Manaforts lawyers argued there is no way that one of the banks, Federal Savings Bank, could have been defrauded because its chairman, Ste-phen Calk, knew full well that Manaforts finances were in disarray but approved the loan to Manafort anyway. Witnesses testified at trial that Calk pushed the loans through because he wanted a post in the Trump administration.Ellis, in making his ruling, said the defense made a significantŽ argument, but ultimately ruled the question is an issue for the jury.ŽProsecutors rested their case on Monday, closing two weeks of a testimony in which they introduced a trove of documentary evi-dence as they sought to prove Manaforts guilt on 18 sepa-rate criminal counts.The prosecution depicted Manafort as using the millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle, and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses.President and CEO Abel Biri said it was exciting to see his approximately 485 employees and others reacting to the news as it was being announced.The first thing we wanted to do is make sure that our team members, our medical staff and our community immediately heard about it before it progressively got rolled out,Ž Biri said.According to officials, the name consistency will help people recognize company locations nationwide but will not affect the companys ownership or business structure.In each case, AdventHealth will become the respective facilitys prefix followed by its identifying name or the city where its located.The naming structure will allow consumers to more easily distinguish AdventHealths care locations and services,Ž a press release stated.Biri said the hope is that that no matter where people live or where they are visiting, the AdventHealth name will automatically be associated with the standardized quality and positive services they have come to expect across the board.This is a process by which I think our consum-ers will find symmetry and identifiable identity to provide them the con-tinuing care that they can count on pre, during and post their hospital stays,Ž he added.Additionally, the name is intended to honor the Christian healing ministry exemplified by the organizations Seventhday Adventist roots. To ensure that, all facilities will incorporate a new approach to the care they provide that will focus on not just physical health but the emotional and spiritual needs of every person who walks through its doors as well.So the term advent signifies the coming of something new and in that regard for us, it is the delivery of kind of the coordinated care that is going to be very consumer centric and focused,Ž Biri said.To ensure that, Biri said all 80,000 employees of Advent Health System went through a module called The Whole Care Experience.Its an immersive experience in defining not only who we are but how we take care of patients and how we take care of each other. Its a standardized way of translating our mission and values to the bedside through a defined set of standards that we gotta live by,Ž Biri said.As for visible changes, Biri said people will begin to see and hear announcements regard-ing the name and logo changes over the months to come, followed by an official unveiling and transition to the new name on signage and all hospital materials in January.Before that, Biri said its the changes to the organizations culture that officials hope will stand out.Thats a pretty big undertaking for a large organization of this size to really have a singular voice that communicates our vision, our mission and our values to all our consumers,Ž Biri said. And if we do that well, I think we would have fulfilled our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ in all of the markets were in.This is both a transformation of culture followed by a singular identity across the organization.Ž WATERMANFrom Page A1nearby communities mil-lions of dollars. The park draws more than 600,000 visitors during a typical August, according to the National Park Service.Undeterred by linger-ing haze, cars packed with visitors lined Yosemites entrance gates. Some tourists said they didnt mind the slightly obscured vistas.Its smoky, but you can see most of the moun-tains „ just not the tops,Ž said Dutch tourist Gert Lammers, who entered a gate on the western side of the park near the town of El Portal, driving past fire crews and burned out cars and structures.We feel lucky that its open today,Ž said Lam-mers, 48, who heads back to Holland on Friday after a three-week tour of Cali-fornia with his wife and two children.Others came prepared with special gear.I brought face masks for breathing, and I brought eye drops because the smoke will irritate your eyes,Ž said Michael Aitken, 57, who has a permit to climb Half Dome later this week.Standing at the usually scenic Tunnel View, Ait-kens listed what he could not see.Normally, Id see mountains. On the left side you would see Half Dome from here, and youd see Glacier Point,Ž he said. But you cant see any of it. You can just see outlines.ŽTens of thousands of visitors from across the globe had to cancel trips to Yosemite, which closed its valley and other areas on July 25 due to smoke from a nearby wildfire that has burned 150 square miles and killed two firefighters since it started July 13. Though the blaze didnt reach the heart of Yosemite Valley, it burned in remote areas of the park and choked popular areas with smoke.As of Tuesday all of the park was reopened except a major road from the south, Highway 41, and a popular park attraction known as Glacier Point that is expected to remain closed for at least another week, park officials said.The fire in Montanas Glacier National Park, meanwhile, raged through the parks busiest area, prompting evacuations of an area with hundreds of summer homes, cabins and a lakefront lodge.Park officials said Tues-day the lost buildings include the so-called Big House at Kellys Camp, a resort developed early last century serving auto travelers along Glaciers famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Also destroyed were a second cabin at the camp, seven private summer residences and other structures under park ownership.Firefighters managed to save several historic structures that caught fire. Among them were the Lake McDonald Ranger station and the Wheeler Cabin, built by the family of former Montana U.S. Sen. Burton Wheeler. But the Wheeler boat house, several outbuildings on the property and a boathouse at the nearby Lake McDonald Ranger Station were lost, the park said. Kristy Pancoast, a visi-tor to the park, took a photo showing the flames engulfing a cabin Sunday night.It was insane I never have seen anything like that up close,Ž said Pancoast of Big Fork, Montana. Pancoast said she watched the flames for an hour across the lake before she was evacuated. When we realized there were a bunch of other structures over there, it makes your heart drop,Ž she said.Glacier National Park Conservancy Executive Director Doug Mitchell said it was devastating to lose some of the parks historic structures.Wheeler is such an iconic name,Ž Mitchell said. Its always such a gut punch when some-thing so iconic, so much a part of the parks cultural fabric is taken away and lost in this way.Ž MANAFORTFrom Page A1 WILDFIRESFrom Page A1

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A6 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Zac AndersonGateHouse MediaA day after saying she planned to continue run-ning for a state House seat despite revelations that she lied about having a degree from Miami Uni-versity and went to great lengths to deceive people, Melissa Howard reversed course Tuesday and dropped out of a contest that has received national attention.Howard said in a text message to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that I have come to the realiza-tion that the right thing to do for my community is to withdraw from the race. I will do so today.ŽI made a terrible error in judgement,Ž Howard added. I am thankful for everyone who gave so much toward my success, and I am deeply sorry.ŽHowards announce-ment brings to an end one of the more bizarre chapters in Southwest Florida politics and brings relief to many local Republicans who worried her campaign was embarrassing the local party and making it a national laughingstock.I think she did the right thing for the community,Ž said Sarasota GOP Chair Joe Gruters. I think it saved a lot of people a lot of grief and I hope that she finds what-ever peace that she needs and moves forward and has a lot of success. But were glad shes out of the race and were focused on winning in November.ŽThe controversy over Howards academic credentials went national in recent days, with the Washington Post, Fox News, the New York Times, Good Morning AmericaŽ, CNN and other major media outlets covering the strange story.Howards troubles began when a conservative news website published a report questioning whether she had graduated from Miami University, as she claimed.Howard pushed back hard. She flew to Ohio to obtain her college transcripts and what she said is her diploma, displaying pictures of both online.But the story unraveled when Miami University general counsel Robin Parker sent an email to the Herald-Tribune and other media outlets saying Howard never graduated and the diploma does not appear to be an accu-rate Miami University diploma.ŽHoward first responded to reports about Parkers email with a statement from her campaign man-ager Saturday calling it fake news.Ž After laying low Saturday and Sunday, Howard put out a statement Monday admitting she lied about having a degree, apologizing and declaring she planned to continue campaigning in the GOP primary against Sarasota attorney Tommy Gregory.It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone,Ž Howard said Monday. I made a mistake in saying that I completed my degree. What I did was wrong and set a bad example for someone seeking public service. I am staying in the race and intend to win and lead by example from now on.ŽHowards decision upset many GOP leaders, who felt she was tarnish-ing the partys brand and making it harder for them to win the general election and hold onto a strongly GOP-leaning seat that covers eastern Manatee County and portion of eastern Sarasota County.But Gruters, Manatee County GOP Chair Kathy King and incoming GOP House Speaker Jose Oliva resisted calls for the party to officially ask Howard to bow out of the race. All three said it should be up to the voters to decide.Gruters said that even though he avoided publicly calling on Howard to drop out, there was a behind-the-scenes effort to try and resolve this situation.ŽI just am glad this entire issue is resolved,Ž he said. The partys much better off, the communitys much better off and I hope that whatever she needs she gets but were focused on moving forward helping Tommy get elected in November.ŽWith Howard out, Greg-ory can now look ahead to the general election match up against Bradenton Democrat Liv Colemen.Howard reverses course, drops out after degree scandalA day after saying she planned to continue running for a state House seat despite revelations that she lied about having a degree from Miami University and went to great lengths to deceive people, Melissa Howard reversed course Tuesday and dropped out of a contest that has received national attention. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Former Florida House candidate claimed to have graduated from Miami University in Ohio Pa. grand jury also reveals abuse was covered up by church o cialsBy Mark Scolforo and Marc LevyThe Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. „ Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children „ and possibly many more „ since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday.The real numberŽ of abused children might be in the thousands since some secret church records were lost, and victims were afraid to come forward, the grand jury said.Church officials routinely and purposefully described the abuse as horseplay and wrestling and inappropriate conduct. It was none of those things. It was child sexual abuse, including rape,Ž Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference in Harrisburg.The report put the number of abusive clergy at more than 300. In nearly all of the cases, the statute of limitations has run out, meaning that criminal charges cannot be filed. Many of the priests are dead or retired, while others have been dismissed from the priesthood or put on leave.We are sick over all the crimes that will go unpunished and uncompensated,Ž the grand jury said.Authorities evaluated each suspect and were able to charge just two, includ-ing a priest who has since pleaded guilty. Shapiro said the investigation is ongoing.The grand jury accused Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who leads the Washington archdiocese, of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburghs bishop. Wuerl, who led the Pittsburgh diocese from 1988 to 2006, disputed the allegations.While I understand this report may be critical of some of my actions, I believe the report confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the vic-tims and to prevent future acts of abuse,Ž he said in a statement. I sincerely hope that a just assessment of my actions, past and present, and my con-tinuing commitment to the protection of children will dispel any notions other-wise made by this report.ŽThe grand jury scrutinized abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the states 3.2 million Catholics. Its report echoed the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials concealment of it. Most of the victims were boys, but girls were abused, too, the report said.The abuse ranged from groping and masturbation to anal, oral and vaginal rape. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him. A 9-year-old boy was forced to perform oral sex and then had his mouth washed out with holy water. Another boy was made to pose naked as if being crucified and then was photographed by a group of priests who Shapiro said produced and shared child pornography on church grounds.The grand jury con-cluded that a succession of Catholic bishops and other diocesan leaders tried to shield the church from bad publicity and financial lia-bility. They failed to report accused clergy to police and sent abusive priests to so-called treatment facili-ties,Ž which launderedŽ the priests and permitted hundreds of known offend-ers to return to ministry,Ž the report said.Report: Priests molested over 1,000 children

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A7 Russia is attempting to tear America apart, and its creativity in trying to do so knows no bounds.The Senate Select Intelligence Committee held hearings that revealed new information about the ridiculous saga of Maria Butina, a reported Russian agent who fashioned herself into a gun rights activist in America; Butina is now under indictment by the federal government. Russia has no real gun rights, so Butinas ruse was appar-ently a means to get close to American political leaders and curry favor for the Russian government. Clearly, the scam exemplifies how Russia is willing to blatantly break new ground in sowing discord among its enemies.So President Donald Trumps administration deserves credit for recently bringing together five top security directors to comment on Americas efforts to stop the Russian interference campaign.Todd Helmus of the RAND Corp. said Russia is engaged in an active, worldwide propaganda campaign.Ž Direc-tor of National Intelligence Dan Coats acknowledged that Russia has an ongoing campaign to weaken the U.S. And Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Home-land Security, said American democracy itself is in the crosshairs.Ž Heres just one example of Russias invasive, unsavory efforts to disrupt civil society in our country:The Russians have been linked to a disinformation cam-paign that featured an online troll with the fictitious name of Jenna Abrams.Ž This online ghost started off draw-ing some attention from harmless tweets about celebrities „ but little by little the tweets began to drift into more divisive fare: defending slavery and racial segregation, mocking Black Lives Matters and supporting the Confederate flag. And gradually these darker tweets gained extensive exposure, not only on the blogosphere but in mainstream publications like The New York Times.Eventually, congressional investigators were able to track down the source of this toxic nonsense: a Russianfinanced troll farm called the Internet Research Agency.What the Russians have been doing is weaponizingŽ the First Amendment by poisoning the information universe with false, misleading and divisive information. If there is a crack in the nation, the Russians seek to open it wider to divide the United States.The goal is to polarize voters „ or discourage them from voting.The Russians also are targeting their misinformation to specific groups, like veterans. Among the techniques:€ Creating fictitious online personas to infiltrate the information universe.€ Infiltrating radical political communities on both sides.€ Mixing pop culture references with radical political commentary to influence young people. € Using bots and trolls to amplify the discord.Now that the Russian attacks appear to have worked, we can expect more of them. Kelly said the first solution is to detect the disinforma-tion campaign and call it out in the early stages. So far, however, that has not worked. The second phase is to decide what to do about it.The federal government needs to keep prosecuting the Russians who are seeking to influence the American political system „ and online platforms like Facebook and Twitter need to start blocking the Russians trying to set up phony accounts.OUR OPINIONRussia seeks to divide us ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com My grandfather, who was a dairy farmer, would often say, farmers do not need to go into a casino to gamble. They do it every single day, just going to work.Ž Farmers roll the dice on the weather, which can deliver unseasonably late snow falls, harsh droughts, and sudden floods. They lay odds on the prices theyll receive for what they produce. Price changes have become especially troublesome over the last couple of decades, with corn, soy, milk, wheat „ really, every commodity „ experiencing fluctuations that graph like a roller coaster. But now they are being presented with another wild card „ the Trump administrations trade war with China, Mexico and Canada. It is creating additional uncertainty in an already difficult line of work. In response to Trumps tariffs, Mexico imposed new duties on cheese while China is focusing on soy, hurting dairy farmers in Wisconsin and soy growers throughout the Midwest. Now Trump has directed that $12 billion dollars in direct payments be issued to farmers who have been negatively affected by his trade dispute. But U.S. farmers do not want a taxpayer bailout. They want to be able to sell their products at a fair price. Falling prices are already a huge problem. Soybean prices, for instance, have fallen 13 percent since the start of the year and are now at a 10-year low. Milk prices are also bottoming out, with Wisconsin losing more than 500 farms in 2017. A bad situation is getting even worse for farmers as countries cut their imports from the United States. Trump tells rural communities to trust him and wait for positive results. But on what is this trust based? Perhaps the Trump administration will negotiate an arrangement with the Chinese government to purchase even more U.S. farmer exports. It is also possible that NAFTA renegotiations could also lead to better terms for farmers. But the opposite scenario is just as likely, if not more so. While Trump ponders his negotiating tactics with the Chinese, Brazil is increasing its soy exports. In fact, there is nothing stopping China from continuing to shift its focus to Latin America, and away from the United States for grain. Additionally, with NAFTA negotiations effectively stalled until Mexicos next President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, takes over on December, it is unlikely that real changes in agricultural policy will take place between Mexico and United States. For dairy farmers particularly, this offers little respite, given that cows cannot be told to stop producing milk. If Trump really wants to earn farmers trust, then his administration needs to seriously work on legislation that ensures family farmers a fair price that covers their cost of production. Such a policy would be redistributive in nature, potentially targeting the excessive profits of big box megastores, which are raking it in as rural America goes bankrupt. The farm bill offers potential support for some farmers, but nothing that truly fixes the dismal pricing system in the long run. Trumps $12 billion bailout may help a few farmers, but only for the short term. What about next year? Family farms are not quick start-ups, but enterprises that are built upon generations of experience. My grandfather, if he were alive today, would not be surprised to find farmers still gambling with the weather and the market. But he would be shocked to see the president of the United States apparently working to rig the game against them. Anthony Pahnke (anthonypahnke.com) is vice president of Family Farm Defenders and an assistant professor of international relations at San Francisco State University in San Francisco.ANOTHER OPINIONFarmers want fair trade, not handoutsIm not a particular fan of the Catholic Church, but I like Pope Francis, who appears to be a simple, devout, humble man who has somehow found himself at the head of a vast, opulent patriarchy. Ill like him even more when he finds a way to establish the equality of females in the church hierarchy. In the meantime, he has done some good things. For example, the Catholic Church hasnt always been at the forefront of science, but on the crucial issue of climate change the pontiff is way ahead of our current American leadership. And recently Pope Francis, who has for years criticized the death penalty, changed several sentences in the Catholic catechism to fully reject capital punishment, and he committed the church to its abolition worldwide. In some respects, Francis rises above his religion with this position. The long JudeoChristian tradition is fraught with capital punishment, bookended by the wrathful God of the Old Testament „ which prescribes capital punishment for everything from cursing your parents to pretending to be a virgin „ and the postJudgment-Day, everlasting death that sinners face in Hell. Indeed, Christianitys central event is the most famous execution of all, the crucifixion of Jesus, which according to traditional theology is the sacrifice that redeems all sinners, at least the ones who believe in Jesus. In fact, without capital punishment, there would be no Christianity. While its hard to reconcile Jesuss most benevolent sentiments „ Judge not, that ye be not judged; Let him that is without sin cast the first stone; Love your enemies „ its not hard to find other scriptures that appear to authorize capital punishment, and Christianity „ with notable exceptions „ has never mounted organized, systematic objections to the death penalty. So we can commend Pope Francis for favoring what Jesus said over the actual practice of the Christian church, although its worth noting that hes only catching up to developed Western countries, nearly all of which abolished capital punishment long ago. And the countries that still use capital punishment „ China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and so on „ arent likely to pay much attention to the moral authority of the worlds leading Catholic. The exception to the Western abolition of capital punishment is the United States, where we use it capriciously: Some states dont use it at all, and others are avid practitioners, even though weve never found ways to ensure that we apply the penalty evenhandedly, without regard to race, gender or social class. And we continue to use it, even though clearly we sometimes execute innocent people. Its inevitable, and it probably happens more often than we think. American Catholics dont always heed what the pope says. In defiance of church doctrine, according to a Pew Research Center report, 89 percent of them believe that artificial contraception is morally acceptable or not a moral issue, at all. But maybe Franciss ruling last week will provide the occasion for soul searching by some American Catholics who are in a position to change things. For example, the governor of Texas, the nations leading deathpenalty state, is a Catholic. So are five justices of the Supreme Court, and if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, hell make the sixth. These Catholics, as well as the rest of us, may ignore the sound reasons to abolish capital punishment, as well as other Catholic doctrines, but Pope Francis is a good, smart man, and when he says that the death penalty is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,Ž maybe we should listen. Of course, Supreme Court justices are obligated to a different authority, the Constitution, which prohibits cruelŽ punishment, no matter how evil the criminal. The Constitution hasnt changed, but our conception of cruelty has, and what the founders accepted in 1791 „ hanging, flogging „ we see as cruel. This is a move in the right direction, but its always threatened with reversal. Pope Francis calls capital punishment inhuman.Ž CruelŽ and inhumanŽ arent identical, but theyre in the same ballpark. The pope is right on this one. Its time to abolish capital punishment. John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at jcrispcolumns@gmail.com.ANOTHER OPINIONPope Francis has it right, and we should listen

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A8 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com By Jill Lawless and Danica KirkaThe Associated PressLONDON Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the citys government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Par-liament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism.With the driver in custody, counterterror detectives were working to uncover the motive behind what they suspect is the fourth vehicle attack in Britain and the second on Parliament in 18 months.Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Britains top counterterrorism officer, told reporters.A rooftop camera recorded the silver Ford Fiesta driving past Parlia-ment and suddenly veering sharply to the left, striking cyclists waiting at a set of lights, then crossing the road and crashing into a barrier outside Parliament. Armed police surrounded the car within seconds, pulling a man from the vehi-cle. Police said the driver was alone and no weapons were found in the car.Three people were hurt, none critically.Police arrested the 29-year-old driver, a resident of Englands Mid-lands region who was not previously known to coun-terterrorism police or the intelligence services. Basu said the suspect was not cooperating with police.Security Minister Ben Wallace said the man, whose name was not released, was a British citi-zen originally from another country.Police said the car was driven from Birmingham in central England to London late Monday and was in central London for more than seven hours before the crash. Detectives were searching two properties in Birmingham and one in another Midlands city, Nottingham.Police said they did not believe there was any ongo-ing threat from Tuesdays incident. After a meeting of the governments crisis committee, COBRA, offi-cials said Britains terrorism threat level would remain at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. It has briefly been raised to the highest level, critical, after some previous attacks.Prime Minister Theresa May, who was on vacation in Switzerland, praised the formidable courage of our emergency services and urged the public to remain vigilant but also to come together and carry on as normal.The twisted aim of the extremists is to use violence and terror to divide us, May said in a statement. They will never succeed.Police cars and ambulances flooded Londons government district just after 7:30 a.m., after witnesses reported seeing a silver car traveling at high speed hit pedestrians and cyclists, then crash into a barrier designed to protect Parliament from vehicle attack.One injured person was treated at the scene and two were taken to local hospitals, where they were treated and released.The car drove at speed into the barriers outside the House of Lords. There was a loud bang from the collision and a bit of smoke, Ewelina Ochab told The Associated Press. The driver did not get out. The guards started screaming to people to move away.Police shut the nearby Westminster subway station, and asked people to stay away from the area, which is filled with government offices and major tourist attractions, includ-ing Westminster Abbey.Donovan Parsons, a cam-eraman for ITVs Good Morning Britain, was filming outside Parliament when he heard a loud crash.I saw the car crashed into the barrier outside Westminster Palace, with smoke coming out of the vehicle. Police were around it, telling people to get back. ... They dragged someone out of the car, Parsons said.It didnt look like an accident, said Jason Williams, who lives nearby. How do you do that by accident?The early morning scenes brought a sickly sense of deja vu to many Londoners, whose city has been a target of violent attacks over the decades from Irish mili-tants, Islamic jihadists and far-right extremists. London police call crash terrorism, seek motive Forensics of cers work near the car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday in London. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barriers during the morning rush hour. [FRANK AUGSTEIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 B1 DINE TIP OF THE WEEKMAKE TIME FOR FAMILYWith our busy lifestyles, nding time to meet with our families to enjoy meals can be a major challenge. Actress, host, food lover and mom Courtney Lopez and Egglands Best recommend that you make it a team e ort. Getting kids involved in the kitchen could help develop healthy habits for the future. Give them simple, safe tasks to keep them busy,Ž says Lopez. EASY RECIPECRAB CAKESIn need of a healthy summer meal idea? Try these crab cakes recommended by Johns Hopkins Medicine. € 1 pound crabmeat € 2 egg whites € 1/3 cup nely chopped red bell pepper € 1/3 cup nely chopped green onions € 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley € 3 tablespoons bread crumbs Shred crabmeat. Mix with all other ingredients. Form into eight patties. Refrigerate for an hour. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray. Heat to medium high and carefully place crab cakes in pan. Let cook for ve minutes undisturbed so crust forms. Turn carefully and cook for another ve minutes. SALTPOPULAR MYTHOne of the most common myths about salt consumption is that it leads to hypertension. According to Dr. Jan Staessen, head of the Research Unit on Hypertension at the University of Leuven in Belgium, The evidence relating blood pressure to salt intake does not translate into an increased risk of incident hypertension in people consuming a usual salt diet.Ž „ Brandpoint Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comSchool is back in session, and everything is alright with me. Well, thats what I was singing to myself as I happily dropped my son off at school Monday morning. I enjoyed having him around this summer, but all good things must come to an end. Last week I shared a few tips about packing bentostyle lunches, including a few spice blends. This week, Im sharing a sauce and dressing. Sure, you can buy premade dressings and sauces but many are loaded with sodium and really lack in the fresh, bold flavor category. I prefer making my own sauces and dressings because I can control the ingredients. Another advantage of making your own sauce is you can make as much or little as you like and every person in the house can have their own signature sauce that highlights their favorite flavors. I love white sauces on my grains, however, many white sauces are made from high cream and milk fat. Its bitter sweet when I put it on my food because too much of the wrong dressing or sauce can kill all of your good intentions in your meal. So I came up with a lower fat, noncream option that tastes just as good. Heres another plus about my white sauce: Its very versatile and can be used with any of the spice blends I wrote about last week. ZES ASIAN-INSPIRED WHITE SAUCEIngredients: cup olive oil mayo 2-3 tablespoons soy or almond milk 1 teaspoon sugar teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes and serve. To change the ” avor, replace paprika with 1 tablespoon of a spice blend from last week.ZES PESTO-STYLE DRESSINGIngredients: cup walnuts 1 whole garlic clove, chopped 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cups fresh spinach 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup olive oil cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese Directions: In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients except olive oil salt and pepper. Pulse ingredients until chopped “ ne. Turn mixer on high and slowly add olive oil. Turn off blender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in a glass jar.Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at zecarter12@gmail.com.ROAMING GOURMETHomemade sauce adds avor to school lunchesHeres another plus about my white sauce: Its very versatile and can be used with any of the spice blends I wrote about last week,Ž writes Ze Carter. [AP FILE] Ze Carter Cindy SharpCorrespondentTAVARES „ Luis Tejada has been a jack of all trades, including a maintenance supervisor, air conditioning technician for the military in Iraq and Afghanistan and a barber shop owner. But his latest endeavor takes him back to his roots. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, my father and mother ran a factory for Cuban coffee which led to opening a Cuban restaurant when we moved to New York,Ž Tejada said. My father taught me how to cook and run a restaurant. He loved it so much.Ž Earlier this year, Tejada said he was pondering what to do next in life and decided to open a Cuban restaurant in honor of his family. I am almost 60 years old and have done a lot of things in my life,Ž he said. My father passed away, and it was really a great thing I wanted to do „ to open a Cuban restaurant for him.Ž Havana 1959, named after the capital of the Cuba and the year Tejada was born, was opened in Tavares in May. The restaurant features authentic Cuban cuisine, including a deepfried red snapper. Other popular choices include mofongo, beans and rice; rope vieja (shredded beef); and roast pork. Everything is made in house,Ž Tejada said. We are in the process of bringing in a pastry chef to specialize in Cuban pastries and in the future hope to offer breakfast.Ž The menu consists of appetizers, such as ceviche, fried yucca, buffalo wings, plantain chips and empanadas, and entrees, such as chicken gumbo, pork chops a la parrilla, grilled salmon, sirloin steak and a classic Cuban sandwich. Desserts round out the menu with traditional or coconut flan, tres leches, rice pudding, creme brle and tiramisu. We began a restaurant in the hardest part of the year „ the summer,Ž Tejada said. But the community has been so good to us. I have poured my heart into this restaurant and I think my father would be proud of that.Ž Havana 1959, 1080 E Alfred St., is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, go to www.facebook.com/ Havana1959cubancuisine or call 352-609-5247.Continuing a legacyHavana 1959, 1080 E. Alfred St. in Tavares, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Luis Tejada, center, gathers with his team of cooks and servers, calling them his family. My team deserves to be in the photo because without them, none of this would have been possible.Ž [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Owner of Havana 1959 opens Tavares restaurant in honor of late father

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B2 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Becky KrystalThe Washington PostNow is the time for tomatoes, friends. These are the summer days when you gawk at the rainbow of sizes and colors available and wonder which type you should buy for what dish. Theres nothing better than a perfectly ripe tomato, no matter what it is,Ž says Rich Landau, the chef and owner with his wife Kate Jacoby of plant-based restaurants Vedge, V Street and Wiz Kid in Philadelphia, and the new Fancy Radish in Washington. Worry less about which variety youre getting,Ž he advises, and buy the best tomato you can, whatever it is.Ž Rob Weland, chefowner of Washingtons Garrison, feels similarly. I think the best advice is always buy a large variety and have fun with them,Ž he says. Dont be afraid of crazy shapes and crazy colors.Ž Whether you came home with a mixed basket of beauties or just want to know how to use your favorite type of tomato, weve got helpful ideas to guide you, based on a few broad categories. € Small (grape, cherry, currant) You basically have to do nothing to them,Ž Weland says of the bite-sized tomatoes that many of us pop like candy. The best uses are fresh, as on an open-faced toast or in a salad. Landau recommends the small tomatoes as in a tabbouleh or other grain salad, something you might put together on a Sunday along with other crunchy vegetables, such as cucumber, and eat throughout the rest of the week. € Plum or Roma These oval-shaped tomatoes have less liquid and a higher proportion of flesh. Weland finds that they just grow a little more intense.Ž For those reasons, these varieties are favorites for tomato sauce or tomato paste. Its what Landau uses for his tomato sauce. He likes them to melt into kind of a fondueŽ in a saucepan with olive oil, garlic, onions/shallots, dried oregano, salt and pepper, before adding water and additional seasoning to cook into a sauce. Dont forget to stir in fresh herbs at the end. What to do with all those peak summer tomatoes, from tiny cherries to giant heirloomsBy Maura JudkisThe Washington PostTeens! Theyre so great at finding innovative ways to cause bodily harm. First they were eating Tide Pods, then they were jumping out of moving vehicles to dance to the new Drake song, or giving themselves frostbite by spraying an entire can of deodorant on their skin. And now theyre eating Dragons Breath, a snack made with liquid nitrogen that can burn your mouth or cause respiratory distress if ingested incorrectly. It should not surprise you to learn the teens are ingesting it incorrectly. Dragons Breath gets its name because the snack can make a diner breathe smokeŽ „ condensed moisture from your own breath „ out of both their nose and mouth. It makes very appealing videos on YouTube and Snapchat and Instagram! Sold at mall kiosks across America, its made by pouring liquid nitrogen over a snack food, such as cheese puffs or sugary cereal, which freezes it instantly to a very cold temperature, typically around negative-320 degrees Fahrenheit. Its the same stuff thats used to make Dippin Dots. Purchasers are advised to eat the snack with a stick, not their fingers, and to blow on it several times to let the liquid nitrogen evaporate. Thats because, when a persons skin or tissue comes into contact with liquid nitrogen, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, it can cause serious burns to skin, cause deadly asphyxiation if inhaled, and it can damage sight if it splashes or gets rubbed into the eyes.Ž Shops that sell it post warnings, but they are not always heeded. In October, a 14-year-old girl was sent to the hospital after touching the liquid nitrogen in the snack at the Pensacola Interstate Fair in Florida. The ER doctor had to cut (the thumb) open, cut away the dead skin and get the infection out,Ž the girls grandmother told the local ABC affiliate. They said had we not come in and got her finger treated she could have possibly lost her thumb.Ž In late July, a mother in St. Augustine, Florida, took her son to the ER after the Dragons Breath triggered a massive asthma attack. Inside Edition spoke with a young man who inadvertently burned the inside of his mouth until it bled. Other injuries may be minor. Dragons Breath snacks make you exhale smoke „ and theyre sending teens to the hospitalBy Joe YonanThe Washington PostIve long seen many parallels between Indian and Mexican cooking: the layering of complex spices, the love of chiles and beans, the vast diversity of regional cuisines. Maybe that explains why, when I first tasted the results of an Indian recipe I tried recently, I thought: Its crazy corn! Similar treatments are popular in Central America, while American chefs have taken great liberties with the dish.Curried corn on the cob is crazy good and made for summerCorn on the Cob Curry. [PHOTO BY GORAN KOSANOVIC FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] 4 to 6 servings, Healthy Ingredients € 6 ears corn, still in their husks € 1 cup unsalted peanuts, preferably red-skinned for visual appeal, plus more for serving (see headnote) € 5 tablespoons canola oil € cup chickpea ” our € 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain whole-milk Greek yogurt (may substitute low-fat) € 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed (see headnote) € teaspoon ground turmeric € 1 teaspoons ground red chile, such as Kashmiri € 1 teaspoon sugar € 2 cups water, or more as needed Steps Dip the corn cobs, husks and all, in water until thoroughly moistened. Microwave on HIGH until very hot, 10 to 12 minutes. When they are cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to cut crosswise through the husk and cob an inch or two from the wide/stem end (opposite from the end with the tassel of silk). Hold the silk end, then push the corn cob out the other end. Discard any stray silks. Cut each cob in half. Place the peanuts in a dedicated spice grinder or food processor; grind to a “ ne consistency. Pour the oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the chickpea ” our, whisking to smooth out any lumps (forming a kind of roux). Cook until slightly darkened, about 4 minutes. Add the ground peanuts; reduce the heat to mediumlow and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, until the mixture is the consistency of thick peanut butter. Whisk in the yogurt, salt, turmeric, chile powder and sugar. Increase the heat to medium and gradually ladle in the water, whisking until smooth. Taste, and add more salt, as needed. Nestle the ears of corn into the sauce, reduce the heat until the sauce is barely bubbling, cover and cook for 5 minutes, until the sauce is the consistency of heavy cream. Add more water as needed to loosen the sauce. The sauce will continue to thicken as it sits (and if you refrigerate leftovers), so you may need to whisk in more water still when you reheat. Transfer to a serving dish or individual wide, shallow bowls, scatter more peanuts over each portion and serve.Corn on the Cob Curry

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 B3I usually think of marshmallows as something to be impaled on a stick and toasted gently over an open fire. The idea is one I find highly appealing, as long as I dont engage in a marshmallow roast more than once or twice a year. But for something that seems perfectly simple and straightforward, toasting marshmallows invariably turns out to be surprisingly labor intensive. You see, theres a knack to getting the marshmallow toasted to the ideal stage for eating, and unlike such activities as swimming or riding a bicycle, marshmallowtoasting must be relearned each time I try it. Inevitably, the first marshmallow is a total loss: I leave it over the flames that fatal fraction of a second too long and it catches fire. The second one fares slightly „ very slightly „ better. It simply melts and slides off the stick into the flames. The third time doesnt bring any real degree of success, but at least this marshmallow escapes a fiery death. The crunchy texture and distinctive flavor of carbon suggest that I have overcooked it, but I eat it anyway. Eventually, after several more tries, my efforts result in a marshmallow toasted to a beautiful golden-brown. By now my taste buds have been deadened by an excess of sugar, and Im not sure that single acceptable morsel was worth all the trouble. Of course, there are less trying ways to use them. I have friends who use them as a topping for sweet potato pie. If your pie is made with really good sweet potatoes, I dont think it can be improved by the addition of marshmallows. On the other hand, if your sweet potatoes are not as flavorful as you might wish, it helps to cover the surface with marshmallows and use the last few minutes of baking time to give them a golden-brown finish. Ive seen a number of recipes for salads made from canned fruit and marshmallows, but such salads need considerable refrigeration time before they are ready to be served. And as my mother used to remind me, it is important to stop every time you pass the refrigerator and stir the salad. The marshmallows sort of disintegrate and mingle with the fruit juices to form the salads dressing. During the winter, its nice to keep miniature marshmallows on hand and add them to steaming cups of hot chocolate. However, during summer months, they serve as the magic ingredient for an easy and satisfying cold dessert „ the first cousin to ice cream known as marlow. Some recipes call for the use of a double boiler. Others simply specify cooking over low heat. I like the extra insurance against scorching provided by a double boiler. Some recipes call for freezing, others for chilling thoroughly. One of my cookbooks states firmly that marlows are not stirred during freezing, but another book contains a recipe for strawberry marlow with instructions to stir several times during freezing. Some recipes give the weight of marshmallows to be used and others specify the number of large marshmallows. If your recipe calls for large marshmallows, do not use the jumbo size. Jumbos are about four times the size of large ones. And by the way, four large marshmallows weigh roughly an ounce, so you can expect a 12-ounce package to contain 48, and a 16-ounce package will have 64. A simple formula for fruit marlows is to heat together (preferably in the top of a double boiler) a cup of fruit pulp and juice, two tablespoons of lemon juice and four and a half cups of miniature marshmallows. Cook and stir until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Chill. Meanwhile, whip one cup of whipping cream until stiff. Fold into chilled fruit mixture, spread in refrigerator trays and freeze. If youre using peaches or cherries, remember that a few drops of almond extract will bring out the flavor of the fruit „ but be careful not to overdo it. Or, if you prefer spice flavors, your peaches will respond happily to just the slightest suggestion of cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at practicalpotwatcher@cfl.rr.com.PRACTICAL POT WATCHERMarshmallows are the secret for a really cool dessert Mary RyderFor something that seems perfectly simple and straightforward, toasting marshmallows invariably turns out to be surprisingly labor intensive. You see, theres a knack to getting the marshmallow toasted to the ideal stage for eating, and unlike such activities as swimming or riding a bicycle, marshmallow-toasting must be re-learned each time I try it,Ž writes Mary Ryder. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] By Bonnie S. Benwick The Washington PostWhen cultural adaptation is performed in good taste, Im all in „ especially when it is in breakfast-for-dinner mode. Take this recipe for spiced Indian scrambled eggs, kicked up simply with onion, tomato and the heat of a small chile pepper. I have been told that it would not be part of a typical breakfast on the subcontinent, but the good folks at Heritage India in Washington have put such a dish on their brunch menu and it is a sleeper hit. Heritage India coowner Mitul Tuli says if she were making them at home, she would stir in a tablespoon of chilitomato ketchup, and that is something I plan to try. For now, my own added touch of fresh mint at the end works just fine.Indian-spiced scrambled eggs are a breakfast-for-dinner hitHeritage Indias Spiced Scrambled Eggs. [PHOTO BY TOM MCCORKLE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST. FOOD STYLING BY THE WASHINGTON POSTS BONNIE S. BENWICK.] 2 servings Theres just the right amount of heat and spice in these softly scrambled eggs, served during weekend brunch at Heritage India in Washington. The eggs are good on their own, as well as spooned atop warm naan or whole-wheat roti. While chili powder is the spice youll likely pull from your pantry, a mild and bright-red one like Kashmiri chili powder would be ideal. Add cup packed cilantro leaves, if you happen to have some on hand. From chef Mohan Singh of Heritage India restaurant in Washington. Ingredients € medium onion, preferably red € 1 medium ripe tomato € 1 serrano chile pepper or jalapeo (may substitute 2 green Thai chiles) € 4 large eggs € 2 tablespoons vegetable oil € Pinch red chili powder (see headnote) € Kosher salt € A few fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional) Steps Finely chop the onion and tomato; together is okay. Seed and mince the chile pepper. Whisk the eggs in a large liquid measuring cup, until evenly blended and a little frothy. Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, stir in the onion and tomato; cook for 4 or 5 minutes, until softened. Add the fresh chile pepper and the cilantro, if using, the red chili powder and then season lightly with salt. Cook for a minute or two, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Pour in the eggs, stirring gently to incorporate the other ingredients in the skillet. Cook until just set, stirring just enough so the eggs stay moist and do not overcook. Cut the mint leaves into thin ribbons.Heritage Indias spiced scrambled eggs

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B4 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comStaff ReportPrudence Hilburn grew up in a mill village that now has a street bearing her name, connecting the house she was born in to the church she belonged to for seven decades. She ultimately traveled to glamorous places like New York, France, Hawaii and Beverly Hills, California, mingling with the worlds culinary elite and honing the skills that she used to please palates and loved sharing with others throughout the nation. Hilburn, 82, of Piedmont, Alabama, a longtime food columnist, died on Aug. 1. Her weekly food offering was distributed by The Times to other papers across the U.S. through More Content Now, a distribution service of GateHouse Media. Hilburn was the youngest of seven children of a millworker and a seamstress, but in an interview for a profile in Gadsden Style magazine in 2014 said she didnt get much experience cooking as a youngster. Her priorities changed after she got married. ... My husband, Huey, suffered for a good while with mediocre cooking,Ž she recalled. He took me to his mothers house, and the first thing she asked me was could I make breakfast gravy, because he had to have it every morning.Ž Her cooking journey took a new direction in 1983, when her husband saw a magazine article on cooking lessons offered by famed chef and food writer James Beard in New York. The lessons were at Peter Kumps New York Cooking School, which today is the Institute of Culinary Education. Kump, co-founder of the James Beard foundation and an advocate of French cuisine, was so impressed with Hilburn, he picked her as part of a group that traveled to France later that year to study with Simone SimcaŽ Beck, co-author with Julia Child and Louisette Bertholle of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.Ž In 1984, she took Kump up on an offer to join the staff at his cooking school. Hilburn moved to New York „ by herself, since her husband was still working „ and spent a year-and-a-half at Kumps school. After returning home to Calhoun County, Alabama, she still made trips to New York to work with author and restaurant consultant Barbara Kafka, whom shed met through Beard and who helped her get a contract with Harper Collins for her 1993 book A Treasury of Southern Baking.Ž She self-published 11 other books. She didnt limit herself to Southern or French cuisine; she also was fluent in German, Greek, Italian, Mexican and Asian cooking. Hilburn worked as a spokeswoman for Pillsbury and Domino Sugar, and was featured in a segment of CBS Eye on PeopleŽ and on the Food Network. She and her husband had a catering business, and she was an active speaker at conventions and conferences, taught food classes and gave food demonstrations. Hilburn said she wrote her columns in a conversational tone that made her readers feel like theyre in the kitchen with me.Ž She said her goal was to prod people back into the kitchen and back into cooking meals for their families.Ž She also enjoyed the challenge of replicating restaurant dishes along with her longtime assistant and close friend, Mauna Reynolds, who died in 2007. The Gadsden Times family is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime food columnist Prudence Hilburn,Ž said Publisher Glen Porter. Prudence was the epitome of a Southern lady „ warm, gracious, soft-spoken, reverent and unassuming.Food columnist Prudence Hilburn diesIN REMEMBRANCE By Charlene PetersMore Content NowEnglands longest river, the Thames, led me to the bridge I knew only from a beloved childhood nursery rhyme. London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down ƒŽ Contrary to the singing game, it is not made of pastel confections that could collapse on a fair damsel, but is an impressive steel-andconcrete structure that carries cars and pedestrians across the river by the thousands. I crossed this iconic bridge in the direction of one of the oldest and largest markets in London, Borough Market, a popular place to peruse Londons culinary highlights in the form of a one-stop shopping experience. Sausage baps and Balkan bites may be foreign to me, but pies I know, and suddenly, I stood in front of a glass case filled with an assortment of perfectly crisp crusts over an appealing bulge of ingredients. I was drawn to Pieministers Deerstalker Pie: chunks of local venison with drycured bacon, red wine and Puy lentils. Matador Pie was filled with British beef, spicy chorizo, olives and butter beans. I longed to take one home and bake it. I was, however, on my way to stay at the five-star St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, a glamorous Gothic-revival building that also serves as a train station (handy for catching my connection to Paris the next day). The grandeur of the lobby/ terminal was filled with the intoxicating aroma of hundreds of orchids; they were everywhere. To reach my room, I passed wrought-iron balustrades and original gaslights. Up the grand staircase was a vaulted ceiling adorned with twinkling stars and illustrations of the Seven Virtues: Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness and Humility. Once at the top, it became evident why this staircase is considered the most majestic in England. Inside my room, I opened the drapes and a view of the bustling train station below was revealed. I was on sensory overload, and calmed my mind with a soak in the rooms oversized tub, while daydreaming about what life might be like in High Victorian times. I dressed and headed downstairs to discover the hotels Chambers Club. For an upcharge, this section provides access to a members onlyŽ area for breakfast, light afternoon tea and pre-dinner canaps. The Chambers Club offers a la carte lunch and dinner, as well as a menu of Champagnes and premium wines. That evening, however, I chose to dine at the Booking Office Bar and Restaurant, formerly the train station ticket office circa 1862. Under the restaurants vaulted ceiling, live jazz was performed, best listened to with a glass of Billy Dawson Victorian punch, whose 1800s recipe is replicated from the very first punch barŽ in London. This tasty elixir combines Thailand cognac and Jamaican rum, aged in barrels made of coconut husk. Dinner follows suit in high style, plus Britishstyle service and attention to detail, right down to the etched glasses and the best ƒ truffle chips ƒ ever. I started with a British tradition of Scotch eggs. How they manage a softboiled interior coated with a warm and crisp exterior is a marvel. I then indulged in a perfectly cooked London broil (what else?) with a flavorful eggplant accompaniment. I was so ready for slumber after that hearty meal. Charlene Peters is a passionate explorer of indigenous dishes throughout the world. She can be reached at siptripper@gmail.com. Markets, music and meals provide a feast for the sensesTASTE OF TRAVELLuxurious LondonHilburn

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C4SHE KEEPS KNOCKING DOWN PINS AT AGE 96 Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Mitch StacyThe Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how hes already been tainted by the scandal.Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio State pays an out-side firm to investigate and a six-member university committee considers whether he responded properly to accusa-tions of domestic abuse made against one of his coaches, Zach Smith, who has been fired.But Meyer has already given his bosses plenty to consider „ he says he knew of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith before he brought Smith to coach wide receivers at Ohio State, and that he reported new accusations properly when they surfaced in 2015.University officials expect to make a decision within about a week in what could come down to a public relations balancing act involving the schools rep-utation, $38 million in future salary under Meyers contract and other jobs at stake. WHY FIRE MEYER?Meyer knew about a 2009 domestic incident in Gaines-ville, Florida, when Smith was a graduate assistant coach for Meyers Florida team. A police report says that during an argument Zach Smith picked up a pregnant Courtney and threw her against a wall. Zach Smith was never charged.Ohio S tate fa ces hard choicesOhio State coach Urban Meyer watches the teams spring game on April 14 in Columbus, Ohio. [AP PHOTO/JAY LAPRETE, FILE] By Pat DooleyGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Everyone thinks they know how to do it. Your barber, the dental techni-cian who cleans your teeth, the guy selling lottery tickets at the convenience store.They all could give you a plan. Because in the Gator Nation, everyone has an opin-ion of what Florida needs to get back to where it once belonged.But only one opinion matters.Only one plan will be implemented. Two plans, actually. One plan for right now. One plan for later.You have a plan for this year, how were coaching and managing, making the transi-tion and how to win with this years team,Ž said Florida football coach Dan Mullen. And you have the long-range program plan, which is to build this program to consistently compete for championships.ŽMaster planDan Mullen is preparing for his “ rst season as head football coach at Florida. [ALAN YOUNGBLOOD/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Mark LongThe Associated PressJACKSONVILLE „ Jack-sonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone believes defensive ends Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue can coexist in the same locker room, in the same meeting room and even in the same huddle. They probably only have to do so for another five months.Marrone provided little insight Tuesday into what prompted the players post-practice skirmish two days earlier and declined to divulge why Fowler was suspended and Ngakoue was not. Marrone made it clear, though, that he expects both guys to be able to work together moving forward.The Jaguars declined to pick up the fifth-year option in Fowlers contract, likely making this his last season in Jacksonville.In my experience, Ive seen a lot,Ž Marrone said. Things happen, and theyll take care of it.ŽMarrone suspended Fowler and All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey for a week for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player.Neither one is traveling to Minnesota for two days of joint practices with the Vikings and a preseason game. The teams play Saturday.Ive spoken to both players and obviously those conversations are private, and thats really all Im really going to say about it,Ž Marrone said. I know that everyone has to ask it Marrone: Fowler, Ngakoue can coexist By Greg BeachamThe Associated PressLOS ANGELES „ Chris Petersen spent the past half-decade building a powerhouse at Washington, and his latest group is the strong favorite to win the Pac-12 title while lead-ing the leagues quest to regain national respectability. So why was Petersen so dis-appointed when a preseason media poll simply confirmed what everyone already knows by anointing the Huskies as the Pac-12 favorites?I like to be on a different team than you guys are on,Ž Petersen said to reporters at Pac-12 media day. Id rather prove you wrong than to prove you right. Now were working to prove you right rather than prove you wrong.Ž Apparently you can take the coach out of Boise, but you cant take the Boise out of the coach. Petersen just wont ditch his underdog worldview, even with quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin leading a Huskies roster stacked deep with NFL-caliber talent and chas-ing its second playoff berth in three years.But in truth, the entire Pac-12 could be excused for taking a bit of Petersens men-tality into this fall. The leagues reputation is still smarting from its 1-8 record in bowl games last winter, followed by an offseason of heavy coaching turnover featuring five schools turning to new leaders. The Pac-12 returns with its usual wealth of talent, but uncer-tainty at many programs.Pac-12 a league in search of redemptionJacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, right, draws a penalty by hitting Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) with helmet-to-helmet contact during a wildcard playoff game on Jan. 7 in Jacksonville. [AP PHOTO/STEPHEN B. MORTON, FILE] Urban Meyer investigation costing school $500K Mullens blueprint for winning has Gator fans stoked See OHIO, C3 See MULLEN, C3 See MARRONE, C3 See PAC-12, C2

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C2 Wednesday, August 15, 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. 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 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s GameBaltimore 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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -138 Milwaukee +128 at Atlanta -230 Miami +210 at St. Louis -111 Washington +101 at Los Angeles -185 San Francisco +170American LeagueChicago -113 at Detroit +103 at Oakland -135 Seattle +125 at New York Off Tampa Bay Off Toronto -133 at Kansas City +123Interleagueat Minnesota -123 Pittsburgh +113 at Baltimore Off N.Y. Mets Off Boston -138 at Philadelphia +128 Cleveland -177 at Cincinnati +165 at Houston -191 Colorado +176 at San Diego -110 L.A. Angels +100NFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New England 1 3 43 Philadelphia at Washington 1 2 38 N.Y. Jets at Green Bay 2 5 42 PittsburghFridayat Detroit 3 3 40 N.Y. Giants at Atlanta 2 1 39 Kansas City at Carolina 2 3 43 Miami at Cleveland 4 3 40 Buffalo at New Orleans 3 3 41 ArizonaSaturdayat Denver 2 3 41 Chicago at Minnesota 3 4 40 Jacksonville at L.A. Rams 3 2 39 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 3 39 SeattleMondayat Indianapolis Pk 1 41 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Activated C-UTL Blake Swihart from the 10-day DL. Designated C Dan Butler for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Acquired RHP Shane Baz from the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade that sent RHP Chris Archer to the Pirates. TEXAS RANGERS „ Acquired OF Alexander Ovalles from the Chicago Cubs to complete am earlier trade for LHP Cole Hamels and cash considerations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Acquired RHP Brian Baker from Colorado to complete an earlier trade.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Placed RHP Scott Oberg on the paternity list. Recalled INF Garrett Hampson from Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Acquired RHP Jake Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations and optioned him to Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated RHP Alec Asher for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Recalled RHP Trevor Gott and selected the contract of LHP Tim Collins from Syracuse (IL). Optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Syracuse. Placed RHP Ryan Madson on the 10-day DL. Transferred RHP Erick Fedde to the 60-day DL.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Released RHP Scott Plaza. Signed RHP Robbie Coursel and LHP Mario Samuel. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed RHP Robert Calvano. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Signed LHP Zack Dodson.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated RHP John Brownell. Placed RHP Matt Larkins on the inactive listCan-Am LeagueSUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Sold the contract of LHP David Rollins to Seattle (AL) and the contract of LHP Alex Demchak to Boston (AL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Signed G Derrick Walton Jr.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Signed WR Austin Wolf. Released WR Rashad Ross. CHICAGO BEARS „ Signed LB Roquan Smith. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Signed LB Kyle Coleman. Waived DL Albert Havili. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Activated OT Donald Penn from the PUP list. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Released CB Orlando Scandrick. Waived-injured LB Alex McCalister.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed LS Tanner Doll and LB Doug Parrish. Activated LBs Adam Konar and Christophe MulumbaTshimanga from the six-game injured list. Released WR Sam Giguere, LB Jeremiah Kose and OL Kelvin Palmer.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Signed D Ryan Ellis to an eight-year contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Re-signed D Steven Santini to a three-year contract.ECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Agreed to terms with D Kevin Montgomery on a one-year contract.COLLEGESBROWN „ Named Jennifer Hunter associate director of athletics for diversity & inclusion initiatives. EAST CAROLINA „ Announced special advisor to the chancellor for athletics Dave Hart has agreed to a three-month extension. JOHNSON C. SMITH „ Announced the resignation of sports information director K.C. Culler. MARYLAND „ Fired strength and conditioning coach Rick Court. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Greensboro, N.C. Course: Sedge“ eld CC. Yardage: 7,127. Par: 70. Purse: $6 million. Winners share: $1,080,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. CBS Sports. Defending champion: Henrik Stenson. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson Last week: Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship. Notes: This is the “ nal event for the top 125 to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Among those on the bubble are Sergio Garcia, Lucas Glover and Graeme McDowell. ... Chad Campbells runner-up “ nish at the Barracuda Championship moved him to No. 126. ... Stenson, who played last year to make sure he met his minimum tournament requirement, is having to skip his home country Nordea Masters in Sweden to defend his title on the PGA Tour. ... Going into this year, the Wyndham Championship in 2015 had been mentioned frequently as the tournament where Tiger Woods had recorded his last top 10. ... Joaquin Niemann of Chile already has assured PGA Tour membership. He has to win the Wyndham Championship to be a full member and be eligible for the FedEx Cup playoffs. ... Davis Love III is playing for the 23rd time. His victory in 2015 at age 51 made him the third-oldest winner on the PGA Tour. ... The “ eld includes Doc Redman and Doug Ghim, the “ nalists at the U.S. Amateur last year. ... Norman Xiong is playing on a sponsors exemption. He has yet to make a cut since turning pro. ... Geoff Ogilvy, who made the top 125 last year with his tie for 16th, is not playing. He is outside the top 200. Next week: The Northern Trust. Online: www.pgatour.comUNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. AMATEURSite: Pebble Beach, Calif. Course: Pebble Beach GL. Yardage: 7,075. Par: 71. Television: Today, 5-8 p.m. (FS1); ThursdayFriday, 7-10 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, noon-3 p.m. (FOX); Sunday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (FOX). Defending champion: Doc Redman. Notes: The winner and runner-up are exempt to the Masters and U.S. Open next year if they remain an amateur, and the winner gets a spot in the British Open. The U.S. Open will be held at Pebble Beach next year. ... This is the “ fth time Pebble Beach has hosted the U.S. Amateur. Previous winners were Harrison Johnston in 1929, Skee Riegel in 1947, Jack Nicklaus in 1961 and David Gossett in 1999. ... Nicklaus is the only player to win a U.S. Amateur, PGA Tour event and U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Son Gary is among those who quali“ ed. ... Qualifying for the 64-man portion of match play was Monday and Tuesday at Pebble and Spyglass Hill. Next year: Pinehurst No. 2. Online: www.usamateur.com LPGA TOUR INDY WOMEN IN TECH CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Indianapolis. Course: Brickyard Cross GC. Yardage: 6,456. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, noon-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Lexi Thompson. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Last tournament: Georgia Hall won the Womens British Open. Notes: Thompson, who won the inaugural tournament, skipped the Womens British Open because she said she needed time to herself after an emotionally draining year. She said she would return to defend at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. ... Thompson, who missed a 2-foot putt at the CME Group Tour Championship last year that would have moved her to No. 1 in the world, has not won this year. She now is No. 5 in the world and No. 16 on the LPGA Tour money list. ... Ariya Jutanugarn, the U.S. Womens Open champion and dominant player on the LPGA Tour this year, is in the “ eld. Also playing is So Yeon Ryu, who is No. 2 in the world. ... The “ eld features “ ve of the top six in the world, missing only Inbee Park. Next week: CP Womens Canadian Open. Online: www.lpga.com EUROPEAN TOUR NORDEA MASTERSSite: Gothenburg, Sweden. Course: Hills GC. Yardage: 7,169. Par: 71. Purse: 1.5 million euros. Winners share: 250,000 euros. Television: Thursday-Friday, 5-7 a.m., 9-noon (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Renato Paratore. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship. Notes: Local favorite Henrik Stenson is skipping the tournament to defend his title in the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The tournament began in 1991 with Colin Montgomerie holding off a charge from Seve Ballesteros to win by one shot. ... The Nordea Masters for the last several years had been held the week before the U.S. Open. ... Three weeks remain for Europeans to try to earn one of eight automatic spots for the Ryder Cup team. The “ eld includes Thorbjorn Olesen, who is one spot out of earning one of the four spots through European Tour earnings. ... Most of the Europeans will be playing in the FedEx Cup, where the focus will be on the world ranking points instead of points earned through European Tour earnings. ... Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer is in the “ eld. ... Among those playing on sponsors exemptions are Dru Love, the son of Davis Love III; and Anthony Paolucci, who grew up in junior golf competitng with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers. Next week: D+D Real Czech Masters. Online: www.europeantour.com PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS DICKS SPORTING GOODS OPENSite: Endicott, N.Y. Course: En-Joie GC. Yardage: 6,974. Par: 72. Purse: $2,050,000. Winners share: $307,500. Television: Friday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Scott McCarron. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly. Last tournament: Kenny Perry won the 3M Championship. Notes: McCarron won last year by one shot over Kevin Sutherland in another battle among two players who grew up in Sacramento, Calif. Sutherland beat him in the “ nal of the Accenture Match Play Championship in 2002. ... Miguel Angel Jimenez extended the streak to seven years of a player winning multiple majors on the PGA Tour Champions. He won the Regions Tradition and the Senior British Open at St. Andrews. ... The tournament previously held the B.C. Open on the PGA Tour. Tiger Woods made his fourth start as a pro at En-Joie and was three shots off the lead when the “ nal round was washed out by rain. ... Bernhard Langer has gone more than three months without winning. His only victory this year was in Houston the “ rst week in May. ... Kenny Perry, 58, is the only PGA Tour Champions player averaging more than 300 yards off the tee (301.1). ... Sutherland became the “ rst PGA Tour Champions player to shoot 59 at the Dicks Sporting Goods Open in 2014. Next week: Boeing Classic. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions WEB.COM TOUR WINCO FOODS PORTLAND OPENSite: North Plains, Ore. Course: Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow). Yardage: 7,017. Par: 72. Purse: $800,000. Winners share: $144,000. Television: Thursday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); SaturdaySunday, 7-10 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Brice Garnett. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Last week: Trevor Cone won the Ellie Mae Classic. Next week: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom OTHER TOURSMEN Challenge Tour: Northern Ireland Open, Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Defending champion: Robin Sciot-Siegrist. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour PGA Tour of Australasia: Northern Territory PGA Championship, Palmerston GC, Palmerston, Australia. Defending champion: Travis Smyth. Online: www.pga.org.au Mackenzie Tour: Players Club, Southwood Golf & CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Defending champion: Kramer Hickok. Online: www.pgatour. com/canada Sunshine Tour: Vodacom Origins of Golf, Zebula CC, Bela-Bela, South Africa. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www. sunshinetour.com Staysure Tour: Russan Open, Moscow CC, Moscow. Defending champion: Colin Montgomerie (2014). Online: www.europeantour.com/staysuretour Korean Tour: Busan Open, Tong Pine East CC, Yangsan, South Korea. Defending champion: Hongtaek Kim. Online: www.eng.kgt.co.kr WOMEN Symetra Tour: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, Battle Creek CC, Battle Creek, Mich. Defending champion: Erynne Lee. Online: www.symetratour.com Korean LPGA: Bogner-MBN Ladies Open, The Star Hue, Yangpyeong, South Korea. Defending champion: Hye Jin Choi. Online: www.klpga. co.kr Japan LPGA: CAT Ladies Tournament, Daihakone CC, Kanagawa, Japan. Defending champion: Bo-Mee Lee. Online: www.lpga.or.jp2017-18 PGA TOUR WINNERS/SCHEDULEOct. 5-8 „ Safeway Open (Brendan Steele) Oct. 12-15 „ CIMB Classic (Pat Perez) Oct. 19-22 „ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Justin Thomas) Oct. 26-29 „ WGC-HSBC Champions (Justin Rose) Oct. 26-29 „ Sanderson Farms Championship (Ryan Armour) Nov. 2-5 „ Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Patrick Cantlay) Nov. 9-12 „ OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Patton Kizzire) Nov. 16-19 „ RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Austin Cook) Nov. 30-Dec. 3 „ Hero World Challenge (Rickie Fowler) Dec. 8-10 „ QBE Shootout (Sean OHair, Steve Stricker) Jan. 4-7 „ Sentry Tournament of Champions (Dustin Johnson) Jan. 11-14 „ Sony Open (Patton Kizzire) Jan. 18-21 „ CareerBuilder Challenge (Jon Rahm) Jan. 25-28 „ Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines GC (South, North), San Diego (Jason Day) Feb. 1-4 „ Waste Management Phoenix Open (Gary Woodland) Feb. 8-11 „ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Ted Potter, Jr.) Feb. 15-18 „ Genesis Open (Bubba Watson) Feb. 22-25 „ Honda Classic (Justin Thomas) March 1-4 „ WGC-Mexico Championship (Phil Mickelson) March 8-11 „ Valspar Championship (Paul Casey) March 15-18 „ Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rory McIlroy) March 21-25 „ WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Bubba Watson) March 22-25 „ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Brice Garnett) March 29-April 1 „ Houston Open (Ian Poulter) April 5-8 „ The Masters (Patrick Reed) April 12-15 „ RBC Heritage (Satoshi Kodaira) April 19-22 „ Valero Texas Open (Andrew Landry) April 26-29 „ Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy) May 3-6 „ Wells Fargo Championship (Jason Day) May 10-13 „ The Players Championship (Webb Simpson) May 17-20 „ AT&T Byron Nelson (Aaron Wise) May 24-27 „ Fort Worth Invitational (Justin Rose) May 31-June 3 „ Memorial Tournament (Bryson DeChambeau) June 7-10 „ FedEx St. Jude Classic (Dustin Johnson) June 14-17 „ U.S. Open (Brooks Koepka) June 21-24 „ T ravelers Championship (Bubba Watson) June 28-July 1 „ The National (Francesco Molinari) July 5-8 „ The Greenbrier Classic (Kevin Na) July 12-15 „ John Deere Classic (Michael Kim) July 19-22 „ The Open Championship (Francesco Molinari) July 19-23 „ Barbasol Championship (Troy Merritt) July 26-29 „ RBC Canadian Open (Dustin Johnson) Aug. 2-5 „ WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Justin Thomas) Aug. 2-5 „ Barracuda Championship (Andrew Putnam) Aug. 9-12 „ PGA Championship (Brooks Koepka) Aug. 16-19 „ Wyndham Championship, Sedge“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 23-26 „ The Northern Trust, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Aug. 31-Sept. 3 „ Dell Technologies Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Sept. 6-9 „ BMW Championship, Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Sept. 20-23 „ Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta Sept. 28-30 „ Ryder Cup, Le Golf National (Albatross Course), Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France AUTO RACING 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.NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 111. Christopher Bell, 781. 2. Daniel Hemric, 754. 3. Elliott Sadler, 754. 4. Cole Custer, 752. 5. Justin Allgaier, 751. 6. Brandon Jones, 623. 7. Tyler Reddick, 606. 8. Ryan Truex, 596. 9. Austin Cindric, 559. 10. Matt Tifft, 548. 11. Ryan Reed, 514. 12. Ross Chastain, 454. 13. Michael Annett, 405. 14. John Hunter Nemechek, 401. 15. Kaz Grala, 360. 16. Ryan Sieg, 354. 17. Jeremy Clements, 350. 18. Spencer Gallagher, 327. 19. Alex Labbe, 327. 20. Garrett Smithley, 298.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 11 1. Johnny Sauter, 625. 2. Noah Gragson, 569. 3. Grant En“ nger, 550. 4. Stewart Friesen, 536. 5. Brett Mof“ tt, 533. 6. Matt Crafton, 497. 7. Justin Haley, 494. 8. Ben Rhodes, 492. 9. Myatt Snider, 403. 10. Cody Coughlin, 380. 11. Dalton Sargeant, 377. 12. Todd Gilliland, 371. 13. Austin Hill, 348. 14. Austin Wayne Self, 320. 15. Wendell Chavous, 268. 16. Justin Fontaine, 259. 17. Jordan Anderson, 256. 18. Joe Nemechek, 185. 19. Norm Benning, 176. 20. Jennifer Jo Cobb, 172.INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Scott Dixon, 494 2. Alexander Rossi, 448 3. Josef Newgarden, 434 4. Will Power, 407 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 399 6. Robert Wickens, 380 7. Simon Pagenaud, 344 8. Graham Rahal, 335 9. James Hinchcliffe, 328 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 293 11. Marco Andretti, 285 12. Takuma Sato, 258 13. Ed Jones, 255 14. Spencer Pigot, 239 15. Tony Kanaan, 227 16. Charlie Kimball, 212 17. Zach Veach, 211 18. Matheus Leist, 182 19. Max Chilton, 162 20. Gabby Chaves, 158NHRA LEADERS Through Aug. 5 Top Fuel1, x-Steve Torrence, 1,251. 2, x-Tony Schumacher, 1,090. 3, x-Clay Millican, 1,084. 4, x-Leah Pritchett, 1,083. 5, x-Doug Kalitta, 995. 6, Antron Brown, 927. 7, Terry McMillen, 759. 8, Brittany Force, 731. 9, Richie Crampton, 660. 10, Scott Palmer, 649.Funny Car1, x-Courtney Force, 1,300. 2, Ron Capps, x-1,146. 3, Robert Hight, x-1,085. 4, Matt Hagan, x-1,064. 5, Jack Beckman, 999. 6, J.R. Todd, 914. 7, Tommy Johnson Jr., 892. 8, John Force, 824. 9, Shawn Langdon, 736. 10, Bob Tasca III, 691.Pro Stock1, x-Greg Anderson, 1,189. 2, x-Tanner Gray, 1,147. 3, x-Erica Enders, 1,082. 4, x-Vincent Nobile, 1,052. 5, x-Jeg Coughlin, 1,020. 6, Chris McGaha, 939. 7, Deric Kramer, 928. 8, Drew Skillman, 927. 9, Jason Line, 913. 10, Bo Butner, 895.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, x-Andrew Hines, 687. 2, x-Eddie Krawiec, 651. 3, x-LE Tonglet, 609. 4, x-Hector Arana Jr, 562. 5, x-Jerry Savoie, 534. 6, Matt Smith, 473. 7, Scotty Pollacheck, 449. 8, Angie Smith, 336. 9, Hector Arana, 321. 10, Angelle Sampey, 320. x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. 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. 12New York City FC 3, Toronto FC 2 D.C. United 3, Orlando City 2 Seattle 2, FC Dallas 1Tuesdays GameColorado at Los Angeles Galaxy, lateToday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s GamesColumbus 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), 7 p.m.NATIONAL 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.Today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.Tuesday, Aug. 21Houston at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.SPORTS ON TVGOLF 5 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, round of 64, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs OR Pittsburgh at Minnesota (1 p.m.) 5 p.m. MLB „ Seattle at Oakland (joined in progress) 7 p.m. ESPN „ Boston at Philadelphia SUN „ Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees 7:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Atlanta 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers OR Washington at St. Louis (joined in progress) SOCCER 3 p.m. TNT „ 2018 UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid, at Tallinn, Estonia 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ MLS, Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC SOFTBALL 10 p.m. ESPN „ Little League Softball World Series, championship game, at Portland, Ore. WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Washington at Indiana 10 p.m. NBA „ New York at Las VegasWashington has little uncertainty anywhere, and thats why Petersens team is the consensus pick to win the West. The Huskies season-opening showdown with Auburn in Atlanta is a chance to show the sport that the Pac-12 is back „ or it could just be another game on a long road of redemption.Ive been hearing that a lot, that we have to rep-resent the Pac-12, but were just going out there looking to beat Auburn,Ž said Washington safety JoJo McIntosh, one of five returning starters in the Huskies secondary. Just go out there and compete, and win, and theyll notice you.ŽHere are more things to watch in the eighth season of the conferences current 12-team configuration:CHIP PART 2: Chip Kelly led the speed-based rev-olution in college football and won three Pac-12 titles during his four-year tenure as Oregons head coach. After two stints in the NFL and a year as a broadcaster, Kelly was enticed back to the college game by UCLA and its deep-pocketed boost-ers, who are determined to put the Bruins on equal footing with crosstown rival Southern California. Kelly could start slowly with a mixed bag of talent, including no standout starting quarterback and little experience at receiver. He isnt saying much about his plans, naturally. But the entire sport is waiting to see what Kelly can conjure in Westwood.LOVE ON THE FARM: Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love defied most predictions and the con-ventional wisdom around tailbacks by returning to Stanford for his senior season. The human biology major is determined to graduate in December to protect his dream of going to medical school, but his return also sets up the Cardinal for another season of their punishing ground game with Love running behind four returning starters on the offensive line. Stanford also has four returning receivers for K.J. Costello or whichever quarterback claims the starting job. While Washington is the favorite, the Cardinal are a strong contender in the Pac-12 North.HERMS HEAD: Aside from Kellys return, the most intriguing new hire among the leagues five new coaches is Herm Edwards. The veteran NFL boss is also the biggest risk: Although he enjoyed modest success with the Jets and Chiefs, Edwards hasnt coached anywhere since 2008, and he hasnt been a college coach since his three-year stint as San Jose States defensive backs coach in the 1980s. Edwards progress in his new job should be fascinating to watch, but the rebuilding Sun Devils are projected to finish last in the South division. We dont go by polls,Ž Edwards said. Weve got our own aspi-rations. Were trying to win a Pac-12 champion-ship. So whatever people write, they can write what they want. Thats good. Hopefully no players are listening to that, because no coaches are listening to it.ŽUSCS NEXT QB: Sam Darnold has left USC for the New York Jets after one Rose Bowl victory and one Pac-12 title. He also left a void behind center for the Trojans, and three young passers are competing in camp to become the next passer in their schools enviable lineage. Jack Sears and Matt Fink have advantages in experience, but touted freshman J.T. Daniels is making early strides. Coach Clay Helton is likely to wait to make his decision until USC is close to its season opener. The Trojans are the preseason favorites to repeat in the Pac-12 South, but their ability to stay afloat during their usual daunting September schedule could depend on quickly finding a standout quarterback. PAC-12From Page C1

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 C3but, again, those deci-sions are internal and it is team violations and those are private.ŽFowler was involved in several fights Sunday, including one after prac-tice with Ngakoue in which they had to be separated repeatedly. No punches were thrown.Ramsey was one of several teammates in the middle of it. He shouted profanities at media members who captured the altercation on video and later took to Twitter to threaten reporters with warŽ for releasing the video.Ramsey also defended his actions on Twitter, saying Im always gone take up for my teammates kus I know what type of men and players they are forreal! Love my dawgs! If you dont like it, oh well.ŽIts just brothers being brothers,Ž said Jaguars defensive tackle Abry Jones, a 320-pound reason Fowler and Ngak-oue couldnt get at each other. Thats all pretty much (what) I can equate it to. I mean, the same passion that you saw there is the same passion they have on Sunday. There was no problem. The only problem that we had is that it wasnt in a controlled environment. We like to control every-thing thats on this team so thats the only problem that we had.ŽThe suspension is the latest setback for Fowler, whose checkered past includes two arrests.Fowler was arrested last year for hitting a 55-year-old man, knocking off and stepping on his glasses, and then taking the mans grocery bag and tossing it in a lake.Fowler pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery, crim-inal mischief and petty theft. The case was closed in March, with Fowler sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service.The NFL suspended him without pay for the season opener, a onegame penalty that will cost him $214,000.Fowler also was arrested in Miami Beach in 2016 and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault against a police officer and resisting arrest without violence. The charges were later dropped. Fowler, the third over-all pick in the 2015 draft, is in the final year of his rookie contract and due to make $3.64 million. He has 14 sacks the last two seasons, including two in the AFC championship game.Asked whether Mar-rone hopes Fowlers latest suspension will serve as a wake-up call, the coach said I cant answer that for him.ŽI think when he comes back Monday, its a good question, you know what Im saying, that you might ask him,Ž Marrone said. MARRONEFrom Page C1 He talks a good game.And Gator Nation is listening.Because he has the rings.In four seasons at UF, Mullen was the offensive coordinator for two national championship teams. Sandwiched in between the 2006 and 08 titles was Tim Tebows Heisman Trophy year.The credentials were never in doubt, especially when he made Mississippi State relevant in his first head coaching job.Its amazing what he did there,Ž said Urban Meyer, the former UF coach who was Mullens boss. When Mississippi State came up, I thought, Here is a guy from New Hampshire. How is he going to recruit and finish there? But he did. Dan is a very intelligent guy.ŽMullen went to Starkville with a plan and elevated a once downtrodden program to the No. 1 spot in the College Football Play-off rankings at one point.Here, at Florida, he brings some of it with him. But not all of it.Its a little bit differ-ent, even though there are some similarities, because the program is different,Ž Mullen said. The outline is almost identical but the how we implement the outline is going to be different because we have to adapt it to the program here because of what the University of Florida is.There are things that worked in Starkville that might not work here and things that will work here we didnt use in Starkville.ŽYou remember Meyers Plan to Win that he always talked about? Play great defense. Win the kicking game. Win the turnover battle. Score in the red zone. Pretty simple.It cant be too hard to remember,Ž Meyer said. You have to understand what youre trying to do.Ž But that goes back to the immediate plan Mullen is trying to install, one that will be in full use when the Gators open the season. At the same time, Phase Two has already been put to work.The plan to win that he had was very individu-ally game-based,Ž Mullen said. You can build your program with a little bit of that, play great defense to have a championship team.In the big picture, its a little bit different in terms of things I learned at Mississippi State and things I learned with Urban.ŽThe master plan isnt very complicated either. It starts with recruiting.The combination of evaluating the right players that fit the program and get the right players into the program,Ž Mullen said.Then there is the unifica-tion of the Gator Nation. Weve seen it at work already with Mullens visits to the student body, his tireless speaking tour, his efforts to get Gator fans excited again. It has been awhile.I was a little bit sur-prised,Ž Mullen said. Its kind of a weird thing. There seems to be a lot of excite-ment. There are people who want to be excited. I probably havent spent a lot of time thinking about why they werent excited the last couple of years.ŽTwo four-win seasons in the past five years will beat the enthusiasm right out of a fan base. Dont forget, these are fans who took SEC titles for granted and expected to play for national championships, so much so that just win-ning a couple of East titles in 2015 and 16 didnt regis-ter high on the excitement meter. Since Meyer left, Florida football has been on a roller-coaster ride that left Gator fans with more queasiness than heart-in-your-throat thrills.To build this program back to where the expectations used to be is going to be a process.A lot of it is making sure we all have to be on the same page to be success-ful,Ž Mullen said. For us to win, were going to have to be the Gator Nation again.Were going to need the student body, the admin-istration. All of us working together is going to make us win as long as every-one understands that their personal investment in our success will be rewarded in the end.Ž Everybody. Because the biggest part of the big plan is to make Florida what it used to be, what everyone knows it can be, what everyone has seen it achieve under Steve Spurrier and Meyer. That is job one.Get the program established and then build leadership from within,Ž Mullen said. The players have ownership in the program. That is why we have brought so many players back into the program, to make sure our players understand what the program means.Were trying to set the bar as coaches and we want to get the players to buy in. Theyre buying in but there are little things. How do we handle all the different adversities that we face. Theyve put in some work and seen their bodies change but how do they handle the grind? Can we handle pushing through and putting in the work to be a great team?ŽIn so many ways, Mullen was exactly the coach Florida needed. While the administration was pursu-ing Chip Kelly, there was hardly a unanimous feeling that he would be the guy to unite a fractured fan base.UF needed someone who wanted to be at Florida, who understood Florida, who grasped what it meant to be a Gator.More than anything, what Florida needed was a guy who would make the people who buy orange and blue everything feel they were as important a part of the program as any of the players or coaches. They had been pushed away and insulted by Jim McElwain, whose plan was to circle the wagons and not let anyone in.Mullen wants everybody in.And when Florida started talking to Mullen about the job, there were several calls to his old boss.I told him it was a no-brainer,Ž Meyer said.Perhaps Mullen should have been brought back sooner. Doesnt matter. Hes here now. MULLENFrom Page C1Knowing that, Meyer allowed Smith to stay on staff at Florida and then brought Smith in at Ohio State. Meyer also knew about the 2015 abuse allegations, but Smith „ the grandson of former Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce „ kept his job until Courtney Smith filed for a restraining order on July 20.At the end of the day, (Meyer is) the highestpaid state employee in Ohio, and you have a lot more responsibility than coaching,Ž said B. David Ridpath, an associate professor of sports administration at Ohio University in Athens. And clearly there was enough smoke with Zach Smith that they should have gotten rid of him a long time ago.ŽOhio State didnt put Meyer on leave until Courtney Smith talked to a reporter, saying she was abused for years by her ex-husband. Zach Smith has denied her abuse allegations and has never been prosecuted for abuse.The Meyer investigation plays out at a time when the school itself „ and college athletics at large „ is under scrutiny around the handling of misconduct allegations.Ohio State has a growing list of more than 100 former students and athletes who say they were groped and otherwise mistreated by Dr. Richard Strauss, a deceased athletic depart-ment doctor who worked at the university for nearly 20 years. There are questions about whether Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan knew about the abuse when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State during the same time.At least three federal lawsuits have been filed against Ohio State by men who say they were abused by Strauss.Dont expect fans and critics to separate the scandals when a decision is made on Meyer. WHY KEEP MEYER?Meyer said he followed proper protocol and proceduresŽ after finding out about the 2015 abuse allegations.Please know that the truth is the ultimate power, and I am confident I took appropriate action,Ž Meyer said in a tweeted statement.Meyer didnt detail those actions but the crafted statement was clearly a public defense of his job.Meyer signed a contract extension in the spring with new language that requires him to promptly report any known violationsŽ of Ohio States sexual misconduct policy to the schools Title IX officials. The policy includes sexual harassment, intimate violence and stalking that involves any student, faculty or staff.Ž The clause doesnt specify how Meyer should treat older accusations.Meyer may have limited responsibility for reporting because of the scope of behavior covered by the misconduct policy and Title IX, according to Micaela Deming, staff attorney with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.Both the policy and Title IX focus on incidents on-campus or at university-related events, she said. So in the case of Zach Smiths 2015 arrest, this off-campus, non-student-involved domestic violence incident seems to be largely excluded from both the sexual harass-ment policy and Title IX,Ž Deming said. If Meyer did everything he was supposed to do, Ohio State then faces the question of whether to fire him without cause, leaving the university on the hook for $38 million to pay off the balance of his contract.Dissolving the deal would certainly invite a challenge from Meyer, adding legal costs and leading to new rounds of public scrutiny.Theres also winning to consider.Meyer is 73-8 with a national title in six seasons with the Buck-eyes. Winning generates money and prestige, while his dismissal would certainly cause turmoil for the football program.Nobody at Ohio State wants a repeat of 2011, when the Buckeyes had a losing season after coach Jim Tressel was fired for lying to the NCAA about player violations. OTHER OPTIONS?Ohio State could suspend Meyer rather than fire him, if university leaders want to retain him while still delivering some punishment for keeping a coach around for so long despite accusations of domestic abuse.The investigation also has implications for other athletic officials.Athletic director Gene Smith and Meyers wife, Shelley, an instructor in Ohio States nursing school, also knew of the 2015 incident, Zach Smith and Courtney Smith has said.A key detail for investi-gators will be whether the Title IX office or athletic director responded prop-erly „ if they were indeed informed. Citing the investigation, the university would not make those officials available for comment when con-tacted by The Associated Press. OHIOFrom Page C1 Coach Dan Mullen talks to players during a University of Florida practice on Saturday in Gainesville. [LAUREN BACHO/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]

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C4 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com RECREATIONBy Tony DorisGatehouse MediaWEST PALM BEACH „ Shes legally blind and almost 100 but youll be hard-pressed to beat West Palm Beachs Kathryn Robinson at bowling. Robinson, who turns 97 on Friday, has been bowl-ing since she was 37. Her first husband died in a car crash a year earlier and her kids were looking for something to do.We had so much fun, we started going every Sunday afternoon.ŽSixty years later, shes still going strong, though shes lost all sight in one eye and most in the other. She had a high score of 202 last year. This year, she bowled a 183 „ a disap-pointing drop for her „ but the years not over.Over the years, she bowled a 258 and a lot of 250s,Ž she said. Now her average is lower but the strikes and impossibly hard spares still come with a frequency that is aston-ishing, considering she cant see the pins anymore.Robinson bowls with her senior league team, the Teslas, every Tuesday morning at Verdes Tropi-cana Bowl.Its a cheerful group. One man wears a Superman tank top. A woman wears a Strike!Ž shirt. One teammate wears a wrist brace, another, an elbow warmer.They approved that their No. 2 player was getting a write-up. Shes already a star to us,Ž one teammate said.Lee, Kathryns husband of 49 years, sits up front at the scorers desk, cane at his side, and tells her which pins are still stand-ing. The retired flight instructor is only 92, she says. I robbed the cradle.ŽShe rubs her left calf, sore from a gardening mishap, explaining, I was watering the flowers and let go of the hose and it flew back and hit me hard.ŽIt hurt like heck,Ž she added, the inflection of her Todd County, Kentucky farm country upbringing ever present. But its get-ting a lot better.ŽWearing loose, faded blue jeans and a blueand-white striped shirt, she walks up to the lane and hoists her ball from the rack. She positions her feet by the dots on the floor and focuses as best she can on the arrow markers a few feet ahead.With a fluid motion she winds up and hurls the 12-pound ball. It heads right, then reliably breaks left and arcs into the headpin.Bam! Strike! She pumps her fist in the air. High fives all around.According to her younger son, Ken Brad-shaw, 74, Robinson almost didnt make it to 96.Twenty or 30 years ago, Kathryn tried for her flying license. While land-ing after a solo training run out of Boca Raton Air-port, she flipped her plane upside down. She escaped unscathed but never set foot in a plane again, Brad-shaw said.She lived to bowl another day and watch her family flourish. Robinson has two sons; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and another on the way. (A daughter died two years ago and two great-grandchildren also died.) Through Lee, she also has two step-children, eight step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.Thats a handful. But every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., its a bowling ball she cradles.The game keeps her young, active and entertained.Its the smartest thing I ever did,Ž she beamed.A sight to beholdAnother strike for Kathryn Robinson of West Palm Beach, who turns 97 on Friday. [GREG LOVETT/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@ dailycommercial.com or 352-365-8204. Tavares holds Ready, Set, Run for kids ages 8 to 13 The city of Tavares Recreation Department will be holding Ready, Set, Run starting Sept. 11 to train children ages 8 to 13 to participate in a 5K run. The 12-week program at Wooton Park combines physical training and goal setting in a non-competitive environment. Designed to help “ ght childhood obesity and intended as a physical education opportunity for the local home school community, the program will run on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. The program runs through Dec. 1 and culminates at the Tavares Santa Shuf” e 5K on Dec. 1 in downtown Tavares. The cost of the program is $60 and includes the entry fee to the 5K. Registration is limited to the “ rst 20 children. For more information or to register, visit the Tavares Recreation Department at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Ave. or call 352-742-6370. Mount Dora holding soccer clinic for kids Mount Dora will hold a free soccer clinic for children ages 4 to 14 on Sept. 13. The clinic will be held at Frank Brown Park soccer “ elds at 1245 E. Pine Ave. in Mount Dora. Children 4 to 6 years old will be at 6 p.m., ages 7 to 10 will be at 6:45 p.m. and ages 11 to 14 will be at 7:30 p.m. Shin guards are required and children are encouraged to bring a soccer ball if they have one. Information about upcoming soccer leagues will be provided. For more information call 352-735-7183 or email maurerj@cityofmountdora.com. Leesburg Bitty Ball registration opens Sept. 1 Registration for the Leesburg Recreation Departments Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) will open Sept. 1 and run through Nov. 1. For more information on any of the citys recreation programs, visit http:/ leesburg” orida.gov/ or call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each Saturday Clermonts parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont. The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and d raws an aver age of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential. For more information or to register, visit www.parkrun. us/clermontwaterfront.NEWS & NOTESLegally blind at 96, Florida woman still bowls 200+ scores

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MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Chacin,W,12-473002101053.72 Knebel10 000220 4.78 J ennings10 000017 3.18 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Qntana,L,10-956 551571 4.46 Chavez21110440 3.17 DeLaRosa24110336 4.46 HBP„Quintana(Moustakas). T „2:42.A„40,441(41,649).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSBrewers7,Cubs0: RyanBraunhit twoofMilwaukeesfourhomers, JhoulysChacinstruckout10in seveninningsandtheBrewerscut intoChicagosNLCentralleadwith avictoryovertheCubsonTuesday. LorenzoCainhomeredonJose Quintanassecondpitch.Braunhita two-rundriveinthe“rstandthird. ErikKratzaddedasolohomerinthe sixthandanRBIdoubleintheeighth. Chacin(12-4)allowedthreehits andwalkedtwo.Theright-hander is6-1inhispasteightoutings.The Brewerspulledwithintwogamesof theCubsafterdroppingeightof11 againstthem.Milwaukeewilltryfor atwo-gamesweeponWednesday. Quintana(10-9)gottaggedfor“ve runsandsixhitsin“veinnings afterdominatingtheBrewersover sevenpreviousstarts.ManagerJoe Maddongotejectedforthesecond timeinfourgameswhenplate umpirePhilCuzzicalledBenZobrist outonstrikesinthesixth.Zobrist wasalsotossedbyCuzziasthe Brewersweregettingreadytobatin theninth. LATE BostonatPhiladelphia N.Y.MetsatBaltimore TampaBayatN.Y.Yankees ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit ClevelandatCincinnati ArizonaatTexas ColoradoatHouston PittsburghatMinnesota TorontoatKansasCity SeattleatOakland L.A.AngelsatSanDiego MiamiatAtlanta WashingtonatSt.Louis SanFranciscoatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeeGuerra(R)6-73.4012-100-118.05.00 ChicagoHendricks(R)2:20p8-94.0211-132-018.23.86 MiamiUrena(R)3-124.746-171-216.15.51 AtlantaGausman(R)7:35p6-94.277-162-120.02.70 WashingtonHellickson(R)5-23.5410-71-116.03.94 St.LouisGomber(L)8:15p2-03.453-01-015.13.52 SanFran.Holland(L)6-83.9712-101-016.24.32 LosAngelesRyu(L)10:10p3-02.124-21-014.01.29AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoRodon(L)3-32.615-60-021.20.83 DetroitZimmermann(R)1:10p5-43.988-81-215.24.02 SeattleLeake(R)8-74.1116-80-118.23.86 OaklandAnderson(L)3:35p2-34.536-40-118.03.00 TampaBayTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 NewYorkCessa(R)7:05p1-24.501-21-214.13.14 TorontoEstrada(R)5-94.849-111-216.15.51 KansasCitySmith(R)8:15p1-46.971-50-310.213.50INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghArcher(R)4-54.3611-81-115.14.70 MinnesotaBerrios(R)1:10p11-83.6613-111-115.25.17 NY(NL)Wheeler(R)7-63.8210-123-020.00.90 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p7-104.708-141-118.05.50 BostonEovaldi(R)5-43.746-72-017.22.04 PhiladelphiaVelasquez(R)7:05p8-93.989-131-115.13.52 ClevelandBieber(R)6-24.247-41-018.22.89 CincinnatiStephenson(R)7:10p0-16.750-10-14.06.75 ColoradoAnderson(L)6-43.9410-140-116.06.75 HoustonCole(R)8:10p10-52.7517-70-319.04.26 L.A.(AL)Pena(R)1-34.954-50-211.19.53 SanDiegoErlin(L)9:10p2-33.362-21-114.05.79 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAug.15 1905: RubeWaddellofthePhiladelphiaAthletics pitcheda“ve-inningno-hitgametobeattheSt.Louis Browns2-0. 1914: BrooklynsJakeDaubertsetaNLrecordwithfour sacri“cehitsinthesecondgameofadoubleheader againstPhiladelphia. 1916: Inaclassicpitchingduel,BabeRuthoftheBoston RedSoxbeatWalterJohnsonoftheWashingtonSenators,1-0,in13inningsatFenwayPark. 1945: TheChicagoCubsroutedtheBrooklynDodgers 20-6,atEbbetsField.PaulGillespieknockedinsixruns withtwohomerunsandasingletoleadtheattack. 1955: WarrenSpahnoftheMilwaukeeBraveshita homerunoffMelWrightoftheSt.LouisCardinalsto giveSpahnahomerineveryNLpark. 1975: BaltimoremanagerEarlWeaverwasejected twicebyumpireRonLuciano.Weaverwasthrownout inthe“rstgameandwasejectedbeforethesecond game. 1990: PhiladelphiasTerryMulhollandpitchedthe recordeighthno-hitteroftheseasonasthePhillies beattheSanFranciscoGiants6-0.Theseasonseighth no-hittersurpassedthemodernrecordofsevensetin 1908and1917. 2001: TrevorHoffmanpitchedaperfectninthinningfor his300thcareersave,completingatwo-hitterthatlifted theSanDiegoPadresovertheNewYorkMets2-1. 2005: RandyWinnhitforthecycleinhis“rstfouratbatsinSanFranciscos7-3winoverCincinnati. 2011: JimThomehithis600thhomerunaninningafter hehitNo.599tohelptheMinnesotaTwinsbeatthe DetroitTigers9-6.Thomebecametheeighthmajor leagueplayertoreach600,hittingathree-runshotoff DanielSchlerethintheseventhinningtogiveMinnesotaa9-5lead. Todaysbirthdays: NickGardewine,25;AdamCimber, 28;JarrodDyson,34;OliverPerez,37. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,101;Betts,Boston,99;Martinez,Boston,87;Benintendi,Boston,84;Trout,Los Angeles,82;Ramirez,Cleveland,81;Segura,Seattle,78; Stanton,NewYork,77;Bregman,Houston,76;2tiedat 74. RBI: Martinez,Boston,104;Davis,Oakland,93;Ramirez, Cleveland,87;Encarnacion,Cleveland,81;Haniger, Seattle,78;Cruz,Seattle,76;Stanton,NewYork,76; Lindor,Cleveland,74;Lowrie,Oakland,74;Bregman, Houston,73. HITS: Martinez,Boston,145;Segura,Seattle,144; Lindor,Cleveland,141;Betts,Boston,138;Rosario,Minnesota,138;Altuve,Houston,134;Merri“eld,Kansas City,134;Castellanos,Detroit,133;Benintendi,Boston, 130;Ramirez,Cleveland,129. DOUBLES: Lindor,Cleveland,39;Bregman,Houston,37; Escobar,Arizona,37;Betts,Boston,34;Abreu,Chicago, 33;Bogaerts,Boston,33;Castellanos,Detroit,33;Martinez,Boston,33;Benintendi,Boston,32;3tiedat31. 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;Ramirez,Cleveland, 35;Davis,Oakland,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,15-6;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,3.27;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;Severino,NewYork,173;Morton,Houston, 171;Carrasco,Cleveland,155;Berrios,Minnesota,153; Kluber,Cleveland,153. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,86;Albies,Atlanta, 83;Yelich,Milwaukee,82;Carpenter,St.Louis,81; Arenado,Colorado,77;Harper,Washington,75;Goldschmidt,Arizona,74;4tiedat73. RBI: Baez,Chicago,89;Suarez,Cincinnati,88;Aguilar, Milwaukee,87;Arenado,Colorado,82;Story,Colorado,81; Markakis,Atlanta,76;Rizzo,Chicago,75;Freeman,Atlanta, 74;Harper,Washington,72;Hoskins,Philadelphia,72. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,149;Freeman,Atlanta,145; Albies,Atlanta,134;Gennett,Cincinnati,133;Peraza, Cincinnati,132;Castro,Miami,130;Turner,Washington, 130;Yelich,Milwaukee,130;3tiedat129. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,37;Albies,Atlanta,33; Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Freeman,Atlanta,33;Story, Colorado,33;Baez,Chicago,32;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,33;Aguilar,Milwaukee,29;Arenado,Colorado,29;Harper,Washington, 29;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;Chacin,Milwaukee,12-4; Greinke,Arizona,12-8;Lester,Chicago,12-5;Mikolas, St.Louis,12-3;5tiedat10. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.81;Scherzer,Washington, 2.19;Nola,Philadelphia,2.28;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.86; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.86;Greinke,Arizona,3.00; Freeland,Colorado,3.02;Corbin,Arizona,3.15;Arrieta, Philadelphia,3.33;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.40. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,227;deGrom, NewYork,195;Corbin,Arizona,183;Greinke,Arizona, 158;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,152;Nola,Philadelphia,149; Gray,Colorado,148;Pivetta,Philadelphia,147;Godley, Arizona,143;Marquez,Colorado,139.MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Detroit9,ChicagoWhiteSox5 KansasCity3,Toronto1 Oakland7,Seattle6 NationalLeague Atlanta9,Miami1,1stgame Atlanta6,Miami1,2ndgame St.Louis7,Washington6 SanFrancisco5,L.A.Dodgers2 Interleague N.Y.Mets8,N.Y.Yankees5 Cleveland10,Cincinnati3 Texas5,Arizona3 L.A.Angels6,SanDiego3,10inn. THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBayatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. L.A.AngelsatTexas,8:05p.m. DetroitatMinnesota,8:10p.m. TorontoatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia,4:05p.m.,G1 ChicagoCubsatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. WashingtonatSt.Louis,7:15p.m. ColoradoatAtlanta,7:35p.m. N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia,7:35p.m.,G2 ArizonaatSanDiego,10:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSPLAYERSTOPICKUP MANUELMARGOT,OF,SanDiegoPadres (31percent): ManyexpectedMargotto haveabreakout2018seasonafterhe hit13homersandstole17basesin126 gamesin2017.LikeGrichuk,hestruggledearlybuthesbatting.329withfour stolenbasesinhislast23games. WILMERFLORES,1B/3B,NewYorkMets (15percent): Floresisbatting.293with sevenhomersand31RBIsinhislast58 games.Florescanprovideyourfantasy teamwithdepth.Hesamulti-position eligibleplayerwhowontkillyourbattingaverage,andFlorescanprovide yourteamwithoccasionalpower,too. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos10039499138.350 JMartinezBos11343587145.333 AltuveHou10440764134.329 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea11246278144.312 TroutLAA10937282115.309 SimmonsLAA10740356122.303 JoRamirezCle11642881129.301 BenintendiBos11243284130.301 BrantleyCle10642668128.300 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. MarkakisAtl11745869149.325 FFreemanAtl11745573145.319 YelichMil10541482129.312 GennettCin11543468133.306 ArenadoCol11241877128.306 MartinezStL11238641118.306 DickersonPit10037752115.305 SuarezCin10238363116.303 CainMil10238761117.302 DPeraltaAri10842759129.302 ThroughAug.13 SomethinBrewinTheBrewersLorenzoCaingesturesashecrosseshomeplateafterhittingahome runagainsttheCubsonTuesdayinChicago.[DAVIDBANKS/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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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 C6 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DEAR ABBY: I'm 22, and my boyfriend wants sex, but I absolutely do not. I don't feel sexual desire -not at all. I'm asexual, but he refuses to believe me and insists my "past relations have scarred me" and that I "need to get over it." When I was 17, I was raped by my ex-boyfriend, and I admit it traumatized me. But that isn't what my problem is. I honestly don't feel any need for sex. I never have. This has become a serious problem for us because my boyfriend keeps pushing for it. Last year, we had sex on his birthday, but I froze up. I couldn't make myself refuse -just as I didn't consent -but he doesn't seem to understand that. His birthday is coming up soon and he wants to have sex again, but like I've said, I DON'T. What am I supposed to do? I can't force myself to feel lust. It isn't there. Please help me. -NO DESIRE IN THE SOUTH DEAR NO DESIRE: Whether your lack of desire is related to the rape or you are naturally asexual is something no one can answer without a mental health professional seeing and evaluating you. However, I can unequivocally say this: If you don't want to have sex, pay attention to your feelings and don't do it. There has been some conjecture that because we live in such an oversexualized society that some individuals have become desensitized to it. However, because of your sexual history, it might benet you to nd a rape counseling center and talk to a counselor to ensure that the sexual assault didn't cause or contribute to this.DEAR ABBY: After dating a guy I'll call Charlie for two years, I broke up with him. It was the biggest mistake I've ever made. I know I can't change anything, but now we have started talking again, and Charlie told me he had planned to propose to me the day I dumped him. We have been discussing starting over again together. He's about to go across the country for college, and he asked me to move with him. Of course I said yes! It would be a perfect way to start fresh. When I asked Charlie when we'd make us ofcial, he said he has to focus on college rst. I don't want to wait two to four years to begin our lives. Why would he want me to move with him and hold off being ofcial if we're going to be together in the end? And what's the difference between being his ancee moving with him and being a "friend" moving with him? I'm really upset, and I don't want to lose him again. -STARTING OVER IN THE EAST DEAR STARTING OVER: The difference between being a girlfriend who goes with him to college and being Charlie's ancee is night and day. What do you plan to do when you get there? Get a job? Go to college, too? Who is going to support you nancially on this adventure? As a girlfriend, you will have far less status than if you were engaged. If he met someone else, you could be discarded like a gum wrapper along the highway of life. Please talk to your parents or some other adult rela tives about this. As Charlie has made clear, he isn't ready for marriage -or even a committed relationship. You may not want to lose him, but the surest way to do that would be to do what you are planning. 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 Man is unconvinced that his girlfriend has no sex drive HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2018:This year you willingly open up and become even more authentic. The logic behind this change could vary from person to person. In general, others will respond much more positively to your new self-expression. If you are single, you meet people with ease. If you know what you want, developing that type of bond is very possible. If you are attached, expect more interactions with your signicant other. You are charming by nature, so you likely will be met with enthusiasm. LIBRA encourages you to be easy on others. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might think you are imagining what is happening, but it is very much reality. A respected individual in your life seems to want his or her way, and wont hesitate to instigate a power play. Approach the situation from a centered point of view. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Pace yourself. When you hit a problem, you will be able to sidestep the issue. Refuse to stop and get caught up in a topic of little interest to you. You will nd that, by the end of the day, you feel more energized. Make time to visit with an older relative. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be amazed by what is happening around you. You have many different ideas and conversations racing through your mind. If possible, avoid making a big decision right now, as there is so much mental and physical activity around you. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You might be more focused on your personal life. You could be cooking up a storm as some visitors or friends drop by. Focus on what you enjoy, yet dont forget obligations that you cannot dodge. Your juggling skills could be the key to your success. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your words seem to help others relax and not worry about the future. Make a point of staying in touch with a friend whom you rarely make time to see. Recognize that you have a limited amount of energy. Schedule some personal time for yourself. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Your creativity soars when challenged. A new pal could be the cause of a problem. This persons involvement might be conscious, but his or her behavior is not. Approach this issue with diplomacy. Your instincts lead you down a new trail. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Despite a challenge, you open up. You might be dealing with a controlling individual. You will handle the situation well. Know that the best way to win a power play is to avoid playing. You will get the results you desire in nearly any project.SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Be aware that you might not have the full story. No matter how you deal with a changing situation, you can expect more information to come forward. Know that nothing is written in stone, especially right now. Be clear about your vision and your ideas. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Your optimism comes through, especially when dealing with others. You infuse a close friend or associate with energy and the willingness to take a risk. Schedule a get-together soon with someone at a distance. You both will be happy you did. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Be willing to lie low for a short while before you take the lead. You might gain some important information or feedback that way. Let others know that you appreciate their suggestions. If you remain optimistic, you can complete a project. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be bucking a trend, which you nd uncomfortable. Emphasizing your goal at this moment will help you get through some of the present mayhem. You will be able to bypass someone elses pettiness quickly by keeping your distance. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Throw yourself completely into each interaction or project that you get involved with. You will be more efcient and make better choices as a result. You might need to make a decision regarding joint nances with a loved one. DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II. ON THIS DATE: In 1914, the Panama Canal ocially opened as the SS Ancon crossed the just-completed waterway between the Pacic and Atlantic oceans. In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow in the Alaska Territory. In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces landed in southern France in Operation Dragoon. In 1961, as workers began constructing a Berlin Wall made of concrete, East German soldier Conrad Schumann leapt to freedom over a tangle of barbed wire in a scene captured in a famous photograph. In 1965, the Beatles played to a crowd of more than 55,000 at New York's Shea Stadium. In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York. In 1971, President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.

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C8 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,839.96 Change: 18.03 (0.6%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 25,120 25,420 25,720 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,299.92 Change: 112.22 (0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2019 Declined 794 New Highs 74 New Lows 66 Vol. (in mil.) 2,930 Pvs. Volume 3,126 1,863 1,856 1822 1035 96 90 NYSE NASDDOW 25339.51 25201.87 25299.92 +112.22 +0.45% +2.35% DOW Trans. 11175.84 11035.40 11114.35 +93.52 +0.85% +4.73% DOW Util. 728.03 723.18 725.68 +1.21 +0.17% +0.32% NYSE Comp. 12849.49 12791.95 12835.32 +71.65 +0.56% +0.21% NASDAQ 7878.23 7815.50 7870.89 +51.19 +0.65% +14.01% S&P 500 2843.11 2826.58 2839.96 +18.03 +0.64% +6.22% S&P 400 2008.64 1989.27 2003.20 +18.26 +0.92% +5.40% Wilshire 5000 29671.37 29497.61 29639.89 +211.03 +0.72% +6.64% Russell 2000 1694.96 1676.19 1692.58 +17.26 +1.03% +10.23% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 32.24 +.03 +0.1 t s s -17.1 -10.2 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 148.70 156.13 +11.29 +7.8 s s s +56.6 +35.2 28 0.24 Amer Express AXP 84.02 104.24 102.18 +.37 +0.4 s s s +2.9 +22.5 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 40.34 62.02 46.00 +.20 +0.4 t t t -10.4 +11.6 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.62 29.99 29.74 +.15 +0.5 s s s ... +37.3 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.89 +.06 +0.1 t s s ... +3.9 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.39 +.35 +1.0 s s s -11.3 -13.1 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 111.16 +1.83 +1.7 s s s +15.8 +34.4 23 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 117.90 112.75 +.63 +0.6 s s s +4.9 +11.6 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.39 25.55 12.35 -.10 -0.8 t t t -29.3 -48.2 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 45.80 +.33 +0.7 s s s -22.8 -16.2 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 117.46 170.54 164.90 +2.35 +1.4 s s s +16.4 +39.3 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 193.10 -1.04 -0.5 t t t +1.9 +27.8 25 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 143.36 +.65 +0.5 t t s -6.6 +4.9 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 98.40 +1.31 +1.3 s t s +5.9 +27.9 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.25 +.50 +2.2 s t t +25.7 +24.5 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 173.06 171.94 +.64 +0.4 s s s +10.1 +19.2 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 113.10 +.08 +0.1 s t s -5.7 -0.1 35 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.44 73.07 +1.51 +2.1 s s s +13.1 +30.7 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 90.85 +1.21 +1.3 s s s -8.0 +14.1 22 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.15 +.16 +0.6 t s s -10.3 -14.8 33 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest "I work sun up to sun down. Ain't too proud to sweep the floors." „ Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin"Last week we talked about the combination of peace, prosperity, globalization and technology thats driven down inflation consistently over the last half century. It may not seem like it, but on average most goods are getting cheaper over time. Not everything is on sale, though. Prices for services, which represent a large and growing chunk of the economy, have been growing steadily for years. So how to apply that knowledge to investing? One strategy is to consider avoiding commodity-based businesses, which are price takers, and invest instead in companies with builtin pricing power, or price makers. Pricing power is a company's ability to raise prices consistently without having those profits siphoned off by rising costs. Some companies have pricing power because a consumer doesnt think theres a worthy substitute for that brand. Some companies have pricing power because there really arent any substitutes. Some companies build pricing power into their contracts so that they get paid a little more every year. Companies that have any form of pricing power are golden in a deflationary world. For example, high-end coffee chains buy coffee beans, roast them and then sell not just a latte but an experience that consumers are willing to pay up for. Coffee bean prices are close to decade lows, yet skinny vanilla lattes and Frappuccinos are dearer than ever. The input, coffee, has gotten cheaper over the last decade; yet the output, drinking that coffee in a stylish storefront or conveniently picking it up on your way to work, keeps getting more expensive. The company captures the difference. Another example is a cable company that provides broadband internet. Has your internet bill ever gone down? Is it likely to? But in the face of price increases, most of us will sigh, resign ourselves to the fact that we need internet access to work and live, and pay the higher monthly fee. Thats another form of pricing power. Companies involved in the production of oil and gas are the definition of price takers. They literally sell their end product at a price determined by the market, not the company. When oil is $120 a barrel, that's fine. At $50 a barrel, not so much. No pricing power. Instead, why not own oil and gas pipeline companies? Some publicly traded pipeline operators have almost no exposure whatsoever to the price of oil or gas and have inflation escalatorsŽ written into their long term service contracts. As long as their customers are using the pipes (which is likely) these pipeline operators get paid a little more every year, regardless of the direction of energy prices. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKDe ation, price makers and co ee beans Margaret McDowell By Suzan FraserThe Associated PressANKARA, Turkey „ Turkeys president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.Addressing a conference of his ruling party faithful in the capital, Recep Tayyip Erdogan added fuel to the spat with the U.S., even as local business groups called on his government to settle it.Investors seemed to look through the fiery rhetoric, pushing the lira off record lows on confirmation that Turkish and U.S. government officials met on Monday.We will implement a boycott against Americas electronic goods,Ž Erdogan told the conference. He sug-gested Turks would buy local or Korean phones instead of U.S.-made iPhones, though it was unclear how he intended to enforce the boycott. The move is seen as retali-ation for the United States decision to sanction two Turkish ministers over the detention of an American pastor on terror-related charges, and to double tariffs on Turkish steel and alumi-num imports.Behind the scenes, however, diplomatic dialogue appears to have resumed. U.S. officials say National Security adviser John Bolton had met with the Turkish ambassador to Washington on Monday.That helped ease the turmoil in financial markets, with the Turkish lira stabiliz-ing near record lows. It was up about 5 percent on Tues-day, at about 6.52 per dollar, having fallen 42 percent so far this year, with most of those losses coming in recent weeks.Investors are worried not only about Turkeys souring relations with the U.S., a longtime NATO ally, but also Erdogans economic policies and the countrys high debt accumulated in foreign currencies. Independent economists say Erdogan should let the cen-tral bank raise interest rates to support the currency, but he wants low rates to keep the economic growth going.In a joint statement issued Tuesday, the industrialists group TUSIAD and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges called on the government to allow the central bank to raise interest rates to help overcome the currency crisis.The business groups also urged diplomatic efforts with the United States and an improvement in relations with the European Union, which is Turkeys major trading partner.The finance chief, Berat Albayrak is due to address hundreds of foreign investors on Thursday in a teleconference, the staterun Anadolu Agency said. On Tuesday, he said the government is working on steps to help banks and sup-port companies affected by the currency crisis.Turkeys Erdogan vows US boycott, but talks resumeTurkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech to Turkish ambassadors at the Presidential Palace on Monday in Turkey. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days. The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the U.S. said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions, which have resulted in high tariffs on Turkish steel and alumi-num. Stocks in emerging markets like Argentina, Russia and Brazil jumped.In the U.S., the biggest gains went to small and mid-size companies, which do more business domesti-cally compared to the large multinational firms on indexes like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Indus-trial average. Retailers rose, thanks in part to strong quarterly reports.The reduced tensions with Turkey also stopped a rally in bond prices and sent yields and interest rates higher. That helped banks. Industrial and basic mate-rials companies also rose Tuesday, but compared to other parts of the market, they didnt recover as much of their losses.Invesco Chief Global Market Strategist Kristina Hooper said investors are shifting money into more U.S.-focused companies in response to the Trump administrations aggressive handling of its dispute with Turkey, a longtime member of NATO.Retailers, small rms rally MARKET WATCHDow 25,299.92 112.22 Nasdaq 7,870.89 51.19 S&P 2,839.96 18.03 Russell 1,692.58 17.26 NYSE 12,835.32 71.66COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,193.00 1.70 Silver 15.025 .0720 Platinum 801.70 2.20 Copper 2.6755 .0465 Oil 67.04 0.16MARKET MOVERS€ Synchrony Financial, up 82 cents to $30.01: The company said it extended a contract with Lowes to manage the retailers credit card programs. € Home Depot Inc., down $1.04 to $193.10: The home improvement retailer raised its annual forecasts but still expects a smaller pro“ t than analysts hope for.BRIEFCASEPALO ALTO, CALIF. Tesla forms committee to assess private proposalTesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it.The committee, made up of three independent directors, said Tuesday that it has not received any formal proposal from Musk.Musk tweeted on Aug. 7 that he had funding securedŽ to buy Tesla shares at $420 per share. That tweet may have created a sticky situation for Musk as it appears the funding may not be locked up just yet. According to Musk, the tweet followed a meeting with the managing director of Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund.NEW YORKCoca-Cola investing in BodyArmorCoca-Cola is buying a minor-ity ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor, for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the worlds biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings.The Atlanta company said Tuesday the deal will allow it to increase its stake in BodyAr-mor. BodyArmor will get access to Coca-Colas bottling system, which the companies say could increase distribution. Coca-Cola also makes the sports drink Powerade, while rival PepsiCo Inc. makes the more popular Gatorade.ATLANTAHome Depot roars back in the second quarterHome Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled con-struction projects. The worlds biggest home improvement retailer boosted its full-year profit and revenue forecasts Tuesday. Higher mortgage rates combined with steadily rising real estate prices have dampened home sales this summer despite the robust economy and job market, but Americans continue to plow money into the places where they live. The Associated Press

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