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SUNDAYT-shower 91 / 77SATURDAYT-shower 92 / 76TODAYPartly sunny 91 / 76 SPORTS | B1MDCA CROSS COUNTRY LOOKING TO REPEAT @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, August 17, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 229 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Carlos R. MunozGatehouse MediaSARASOTA „ The region's red tide outbreak is not only killing some manatees but also making it harder to find others.During a three-hour survey flight to count manatees in Sarasota County, Mote Marine Laboratory officials spotted only 37 on Wednesday „ a fraction of the 70 to 100 ani-mals usually seen during peak summer months, said research scientist Kerri Scolardi.Water clouded with a persistent red tide bloom made it difficult for Mote officials to spot the lumbering sea cows whilesurveying tomaintainthe database of manatee abundance and distribution in the county.Scolardi cautioned that the number isn't necessarily indic-ative of a manatee die-off."I dont think the smaller count today is a part of the number of deaths," Scolardi said. "We saw 40 less on aver-age. More than likely its a combination of reduced water clarity and perhaps animals leaving the area.Statewide, since Jan. 1, 29 dead manatees have tested positive for Karenia brevis, the lethal organism known as red tide, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-tion Commission. The agency suspects 68 other manatees also died from red tide but those deathsare still being investigated.Sarasota County has reported 12 manatee red tide deaths, while Charlotte County has had 15 and Manatee County one. Lee County has seen 57 manatee deaths from red tide and Collier County 12.Mote survey nds fewer manatees amid red tideWEEKEND GLANCEFORECAST: Lake County residents should expect sun and clouds on Friday and an increased chance of afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. LEARN TO BREW: Learn about brewing crops you can grow and the science of brewing beer, wine and cider at Grow and Brew from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. LONGEST YARD SALE: Find treasure or just enjoy browsing at Renningers Longest Yard Sale Friday through Sunday at Renningers Florida Twin Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ A planned $21 million housing development on the site of Sharps Mobile Home Park is on hold after the developer and builder of the project announced they were unable to obtain bank funding to purchase the park.Developer CJ Capital LLC and builder Jacob P. Smith Company said in a press release that fund-ing was denied because of issues with conditions at the site.Seniors who reside at the mobile home park have been living in limbo since March when the project was first announced.Eustis Lake Club on holdFunding to buy Sharps Mobile Home Park deniedCars drive along Lakeshore Drive past Sharps Mobile Park on March 20 in Eustis. So far the developer and builder of a planned $21 million Key West-style community to be built on the site have been unable to come up with “ nancing for the project. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] See CLUB, A5 A red tide patch looms near the Venice Jetty on Wednesday. The dark water has made it dif“ cult to count the Sarasota County manatee population. [KERRI SCOLARDI/MOTE MARINE LABORATORY PHOTO] See TIDE, A5Pancreatic cancer takes the life of Aretha Franklin; singer of Respect and ThinkBy Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel ItalieThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Aretha Frank-lin, the undisputed Queen of SoulŽ who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think,Ž I Say a Little PrayerŽ and her signature song, Respect,Ž and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit.Queen of Soul dies at 76Aretha Franklin performs July 5, 1989, at New Yorks Radio City Music Hall. Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] See QUEEN, A4Former US security leaders openly chide president for using McCarthy-era tacticsBy Jill Colvin and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chiefs security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said hed had to do somethingŽ about the riggedŽ federal probe of Russian election interference.Trumps admission that his extraordinary act of ret-ribution against a former high-ranking official was tied to his frustration about the Russia probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an inves-tigation he sees as a threat to his presidency. Legal experts said the dispute may add to the evidence being reviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller.Trump criticized for yanking clearancePresident Donald Trump. [ANDREW HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See TRUMP, A8


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Wednesday, Aug. 15 Powerball: 12-15-28-47-48-16-x2 Lotto: 2-17-27-32-33-52-x2 Fantasy 5: 2-4-5-7-20 Thursday, Aug. 16 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-7-1-2-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-9-0-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-8-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-0LOTTERY DATELINESTRURO, MASS.IN BRIEFOKLAHOMA CITYPolice: Boy repeatedly stabs girl during school assembly A boy stood up and repeat-edly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday and she was airlifted to a hospital, a local sheriffs spokesman said.Mark Opgrande, spokes-man for the Oklahoma County sheriff, said the unidentified 14-year-old suspect is in custody.They were having an allschool assembly ... when for some reason a male student allegedly stood up and started stabbing a female student,Ž Opgrande said.Opgrande said the girl, who also was not identified, was in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times ... five, six, seven timesŽ by the boy at Luther High School. NEW HAVEN, CONN.Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall illPolice swarmed a Connecti-cut park near Yale University and searched peoples homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital.Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven Green, where most of the overdoses happened Wednesday. Authorities described a chaotic scene where people were dropping to the ground unconscious, others vomiting and some becoming lethargic.Officials said 76 people overdosed Wednesday and 17 more fell ill Thursday.HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, SYRIA Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increasedRussian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops.The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that five of them were shot down in the last three days near the Hemeimeem air base. The base in the province of Lata-kia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.Konashenkov said that while the drones appear prim-itive, they use sophisticated technologies and have a range of up to 60 miles. The Associated PressA sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings, Wednesday in Truro, Mass. A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the “ rst shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim, William Lytton, of Scarsdale, New York, remained in serious condition, and his family asked for privacy. [MERRILY CASSIDY/THE CAPE COD TIMES VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]SAN FRANCISCO Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, Saturday in Redding, Calif. Of“ cials say Stoke the “ rst “ re“ ghter to die battling a Northern California blaze was killed by a “ re tornado. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says in a report that Stoke, of the Redding “ re department, died July 26, after he was enveloped in seconds by a “ re tornado. [JOHN LOCHER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]NEW DELHI Students from an art school place ” ower petals around a painting of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Thursday in Mumbai, India. Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, died Thursday at age 93. [RAJANISH KAKADE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Lindsey Bever and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.The Washington PostWASHINGTON „ Hundreds of newspaper editorial boards across the country answered a nationwide call Thursday to express disdain for President Donald Trumps attacks on the news media, while some explained their decision not to do so. The same morning, the president tweeted that the fake news mediaŽ is the opposition party.ŽThe editorials came after the Boston Globes editorial board called on others to use their collective voice to respond to Trumps war of words with news organizations in the United States.Trump has labeled the news media the enemy of the American peopleŽ and called much of the coverage fake news.ŽToday in the United States we have a president who has created a mantra that members of the media who do not blatantly support the policies of the current US administration are the enemy of the people,Ž read the Globes edi-torial, which published online Wednesday. This is one of the many lies that have been thrown out by this president, much like an old-time charlatan threw out magic dust or water on a hopeful crowd.ŽThe Globes editorial board made the appeal last week, urging newspaper editorial boards to produce opinion pieces about Trumps attacks on the media. These boards, staffed by opinion writers, operate independently from news reporters and editors.As The Washington Posts policy explains, the separation is intended to serve the reader, who is entitled to the facts in the news columns and to opinions on the editorial and op-ed pages.ŽThe Globe reported Thurs-day that more than 300 of them obliged.Also Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolu-tion that affirms the press is not the enemy of the peopleŽ and condemns the attacks on the institution of the free press.ŽTrump responded to the editorials, tweeting Thursday that the Globe is in collusion with other papers on free pressŽ and that much of the media is pushing a political agenda.ŽTrump also tweeted: There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that the Press is FREE to write and say anything it wants, but much of what it says is FAKE NEWS, pushing a political agenda or just plain trying to hurt people. HONESTY WINS!ŽA month after taking the oath of office, Trump labeled the news media the enemy of the American people.Ž In the year that followed, a CNN analysis concluded, he used the word fakeŽ „ as in fake news,Ž fake stories,Ž fake mediaŽ or fake pollsŽ „ more than 400 times. He once fumed, the New York Times reported, because a TV on Air Force One was tuned to CNN.Then last week, at a political rally in Pennsylvania, Trump told his audience that the media was fake, fake disgust-ing news.ŽWhatever happened to honest reporting?Ž Trump asked the crowd. Then he pointed to a group of journal-ists covering the event. They dont report it. They only make up stories.ŽIn response, the Minneapolis Star Tribunes editorial board wrote:Lets start with a funda-mental truth: It is and always has been in the interests of the powerful to dismiss and discredit those who could prove a check on their power. President Donald Trump is not the first politician to openly attack the media for fulfilling its watchdog role. He is, per-haps, the most blatant and relentless about it.ŽAnd the Houston Chronicle:What makes Trumps undermining of the press worse is that its not taking place in bureaucracys backrooms. Trumps insults directed at reporters and news organizations, and his threats to limit press access and free-doms, are front and center at news conferences, at rallies, on Twitter. And theyre incessant.Ž And also the Denver Post:We believe that an informed electorate is critical to Democracy; that the public has a right to know what elected officials, public figures and government bureaucracies are doing behind closed doors; that journalism is inte-gral to the checks and balances of power; and that the public can trust the facts it reads in this newspaper and those facts coming from the mainstream media.ŽThe Miami Heralds edito-rial board called on Trump to end the war:We all „ as citizens „ have a stake in this fight, and the battle lines seem pretty clear. If one first comes successfully for the press as an enemy of the American People,Ž what stops someone for coming next for your friends? Your family? Or you?Not even President Richard Nixon, whose original enemies listŽ of the 20 private citizens he hoped to use his public office to screwŽ included three journalists, tried to incite violence against reporters. While stewing pri-vately about Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as enemies . trying to stick the knife right in our groin,Ž not even Nixon tagged the lot of us, Soviet-style, as enemies of the people.Ž Nor did even he dare to take on the idea that our free press is worth protecting.ŽHowever, some newspapers decided not to run editorials on the issue, including The Washington Post. This newspapers editorial board has previously responded to Trumps attacks on news organizations, but Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt said Saturday that the board would not participate in the organized response. Neither did the Los Angeles Times.Or the San Francisco Chronicle.The Chronicles editorial page editor, John Diaz, wrote that Its not that we take issue with the argument that Trumps assault on the truth generally, and his efforts to diminish the free press spe-cifically, pose a serious threat to American democracy.Ž But, he said, the newspaper values independence „ a sentiment that was shared by the Los Angeles Times.The Globes argument is that having a united front on the issue „ with voices from Boise to Boston taking a stand for the First Amendment, each in a newspapers own words „ makes a powerful statement,Ž Diaz wrote. However, I would counter that answer-ing a call to join the crowd, no matter how worthy the cause, is not the same as an institution deciding on its own to raise a matter.ŽTrump responds after newspaper editorials criticize his press attacksPresident Trump listens to European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker speak during a joint statement July 25 in the Rose Garden of the White House. [JABIN BOTSFORD/THE WASHINGTON POST]

PAGE 3 | Friday, August 17, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS CLERMONTPedestrian struck, killed on Lake Shore DriveA 44-year-old Clermont man was struck and killed Wednesday night while walking across Lake Shore Drive.The identity of the man has not been released pend-ing notification of next of kin.Perry Manfre III, of Cler-mont, was driving a 2013 Dodge SUV south on Lake Shore Drive at 8:35 p.m. near Preston Grove Road when he was unable to stop in time and hit the pedes-trian, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.The pedestrian was taken to South Lake Hospital, where he died.The crash remains under investigation.GROVELANDPolice warn of increase in counterfeit billsSince April 9, Groveland retailers have reported an increase of counterfeit bills ranging from $1 to $100 denominations, police say.The Groveland Police Department conducted initial investigations and contacted the U.S. Secret Service, which is the fed-eral agency responsible for investigating counterfeit currency. According to a press release, police do not have any suspects and dont know how the bills are getting into circulation in Groveland.Police say retailers should be aware of the following methods in order to detect counterfeit bills: hold the bill up to a light and look for holographic images of a face on the bill, color-shifting ink, watermark, microprinting, fine line printing patterns and comparison.People who have received a counterfeit bill or have information should contact the Groveland Police Department at 352-4294166 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS, where call-ers remain anonymous and can be eligible for a reward.MIAMIFlorida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reportedHealth officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in a Florida county, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.Federal officials declared the contagious virus had been eliminated in the U.S. in 2000; however, infections periodically occur nationwide, as the virus is still common in many other parts of the world. Travel-ers can bring measles into the country, where it can spread among people who are not vaccinated.The cases in Floridas Gulf coast county of Pinel-las are the first there in 10 years.One of the Florida cases being investigated involved an unvaccinated child who was infected in the state, according to the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. It was not known whether the child had an exemption to Floridas requirement for immunizations for all children attending school, Maggie Hall, spokeswoman for the Pinellas County health department, said Thursday.Two other measles infec-tions are being investigated in a separate Pinellas County household. The ages of those patients were not available, Hall said. They were infected in Florida and live in the same home, and neither had been immunized.Staff ReportEUSTIS „ A Tavares divorce attorney who was arrested last week after reportedly going on a rampage at his ex-girlfriends house in Mount Dora had a domestic battery charge added on Tuesday, police say.According to a probable cause affidavit, Barrett Paul Bur-nette, 45, of Long-wood, punched his ex with a closed fist in her right eye and continued to throw her around their Lakeview Road home. The victim said the July 2 incident left her with a black eye, bruises on her legs and a back injury that caused her to be unable to move for two days.The victim said she called her mom on July 4 to pick her up. The mother told police she urged her daughter to go to the doctor and call the cops, but the victim refused because she was in fear for her life.ŽInvestigators noted thaton Aug. 8 the victim still had a depressed area, bruising and a healing lac-eration underneath her right eye.Ž Burnette was originally charged with aggravated stalking, aggravated stalking with domestic violence, throwing a deadly missile, felony criminal mischief and burglary to an occupied dwelling after an incident a month later at the moth-ers house in Mount Dora.The victim said Burnette had repeatedly shown up at the Franklin Road residence since she broke up with him in July after he allegedly beat her.On Aug. 7, he report-edly threw a vodka bottle through the window of a Ford F-150 pickup, bent the side mirrors and bent the antenna, then threw a yard ornament through the window of a Toyota Rav4. Moments later, witnesses say he ripped a flag pole out of the ground, smashed the tail lights and broke the windshield of the Rav4, then hoisted the flag pole through the front window of the house.He was gone by the time Lake County Sheriffs deputies arrived, but he was picked up in Eustis a short time later.The website for Burnettes law firm lists his areas of practice as divorce, alimony modifi-cations and terminations, civil litigation and domes-tic violence.Cops: Lawyer punched ex in faceThe Lake County Board of County Commission-ers, Visit Lake and The Florida Region of USA Volleyball broke ground Thursday on a the Hick-ory Point Beach Athletics Center on State Road 19 in Tavares. The $1.8 million facility, which is being funded through Lake Countys Tourist Development Tax, is designed to support Floridas largest permanent sand volleyball complex, soccer fields, fishing docks and nature trails at the Hickory Point Recreational Complex on Lake Harris. The Athletics Center includes a clubhouse, locker rooms, meeting space, training room, officials room, concessions and public restrooms. It is designed to attract additional tournaments to Lake County and increase sports tourism in the area. The Hickory Point Beach Sand Volleyball Complex opened in 2014 and was made possible through a partnership between Lake County, the Florida Region of USA Volleyball and the Lake County Water Authority.Start of something bigThe Lake-Sumter State College girls volleyball team listens as Lake County Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan welcomes the group to the Hickory Point Beach Athletics Center groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday in Tavares. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] O cials break ground on Hickory Point Athletics CenterLake County commissioners take part in the groundbreaking for a new athletics center at Hickory Point on Thursday in Tavares. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The Lake-Sumter State College girls volleyball team listens to speakers at the Hickory Point Beach Athletics Center groundbreaking on Thursday in Tavares. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Tavares votes to create resolution for Lake County Historical SocietyBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ City Council members on Wednesday took a stance against a confederate statue slated be housed at the Lake County Historical Museum in about one year.The 4-1 vote directs staff to create a resolution and forward it to the Lake County Historical Societys board forconsideration. Councilman and museum curator Bob Gre-nier was the only vote against the measure. Council members said that because Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith had no ties to Lake County „ or Tava-res „ it does not belong in the local museum. Council mem-bers believe the statue would be a betterfit in his birthplace of St. Augustine or the state capital of Tallahassee.Council against confederate statueSee STATUE, A4Barnette Tavares Pastor Mike Watkins, left, shakes hands with a supporter after City Council members said that because Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith had no ties to Lake County „ or Tavares „ the statue does not belong in the museum. [ROXANNE BROWN/ DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Gary FineoutThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ After a major malfunction of the states main toll road billing system, Florida said it would begin reimbursing motorists who were charged bank fees as a result of all the problems.Motorists across the state have been confounded this summer by problems with SunPass, which allows motorists to be charged electronically for using toll roads. Millions of toll transactions got delayed as a result of a billing system upgrade. When the transactions finally began to show up, some customers incurred bank overdraft fees as a result.Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew said Thursday that the state planned to bill Conduent State and Local Solutions, the company that managed the upgrade, for the bank fees.Today, SunPass deployed an overdraft claims process to make our customers whole,Ž Dew said Florida to reimburse motorists after toll troublesSee TOLL, A4


A4 Friday, August 17, 2018 | IN MEMORY Funeral Services Katherine Tidwell Coggins, age 97, of Leesburg, FL, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, in Leesburg, FL. She was born in Live Oak, Florida to Mr. David Tidwell Jr. and Frances (McRae) Tidwell. She was raised in Tampa and moved with her family to Ft. Myers in 1963. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ft. Myers and a member of the Edison Garden Club. She enjoyed cooking, painting china, and playing bridge. She is survived by daughters: LaDonna (Jack) Glover of Yalaha, FL, Melinda OBrien of The Villages, FL, Annette Coggins (Jim Mahan) of Anacortes WA, one son: Lester (Cheryl) Coggins of Leesburg, FL; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Coggins, Sr. and second husband, Burton Hammond. A service will be held at Purcell Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:30 (with visitation from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.) with Rev. Marguerite Matthews officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her memory to Florida United Methodist Childrens Home ( Online condolences may be left at www. purcellfuneralhome. com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida. Katherine Tidwell CogginsNEWS IN BRIEFORLANDOStudent flees search, prompting lockdownA high school student fled when selected for a random metal detector search, prompting officials to place the school on a temporary lockdown.Orlando police spokes-woman Sara Au tells news outlets that officers quickly found the Univer-sity High School student Thursday morning and "nothing was found that would compromise the safety and security of students."The lockdown was issued at 7:55 a.m. and quickly switched to a lock out „ which meant classes resumed and no one was allowed in or out of the school grounds. It was lifted at 9:24 a.m.The Orange County school district is using metal detector wands for random checks on students. It's one of many new policies in effect across Florida following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Still, Grenier said the statue is coming. "This resolution decided on tonight is them just kind of letting us know what their opinion is. They'll send it to us on the board and we'll talk about it," Grenier said.The decision came after Tavares Pastor Mike Wat-kins and numerous other residents asked the city to formally adopt a resolution opposing the 9-foot tall bronze statue from being moved from Washington, D.C., to Lake County.Here we are trying to build relationships, break down barriers and now were bringing a confeder-ate soldier, a known KKK member to our city in the name of history? But history shouldnt hurt us. And this hurts,Ž Watkins said. "We know that these statues were erected primarily to send a message to white supremacists to remindpeople they were second class citizens, that they were not equal to others.How can we go forward if the past keeps jumping up in our face?This is our Charlottesvillerighthere. Ithurts for me that people feel that what happened to us as a people did not hurt and for them to just put it there to remind us is wrong."Grenier said the museum's intention, and his as its curator, is simply to collect, preserve and edu-cate.Ž He called the statue "a work of art" and asked that people consider the artifact. He also saidthat Smith was not a known member of the KKK and, thoughnot born in Lake County, is apart of Florida's history.People in favor of the statue coming to town also spoke, saying thatlocal andstate historyis intertwined and that Smith, a West Point Military Academy graduate who served four years in the ConfederateArmy, served triple that time in the U.S. military.Jerry Peacock, a memberof the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, said he feels that history shouldinvolve alltruths."The truth can't always be beautiful or pretty or nice. Once we know the truth, it's what we can build on and grow from," he said.Grenier said he feels hurt that people are insinuating that his intentions or that of the museum'sare racially motivated. He said he believes the statue would bring people to town and help it economically since visitorscould end up eating at local restaurants, shopping at nearby stores and visiting other attractions.The Tavares City Council is the second government entity to oppose the statue. In July, Lake County com-missioners reversed their support for the statue, telling an angry crowd that they would ask the Lake County Historical Museum not to display the statue.Lake County Historical Society Board member Don Campbell said a committee will decide on how best to display the statue.We intend to create a display that is sensitive to everyone,Ž Campbell said. After the meeting, Wat-kins said his fight is not over and that he plans to approach everyLake County cityto garner as much opposition as possible for displaying the statue. STATUEFrom Page A3in a statement. "We will not let Conduent off the hook and the bill for reimbursements will be sent directly to Conduent. SunPass customer service representatives are trained and ready to receive calls from customers who may have been impacted."Despite reported prob-lems in other states, Florida hired Conduent in 2015 to handle its toll system transactions. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the initial contract was worth $287 million but has changed so it is now worth $343 million.Gov. Rick Scott has come under fire for the problems, especially after it was reported he attended a fundraiser in Texas this year where one of the hosts was a major shareholder of the company. Dew announced earlier this week that at Scott's direction the state would fine Conduent nearly $800,000 for damages as a result of the problems with the billing system. Scott's chief inspector general is also launching an investigation.The Florida Transportation Commission, which is supposed to act as a watchdog of the state's transportation department, is demand-ing answers as well. During a conference call on Thursday, commis-sion member Ken Wright said he wanted to know why Conduent was ever hired."It absolutely boggles my mind," said Wright, who was appointed by Scott. "Somebody ought to step forward to explain how that went down."Commissioners agreed that DOT officials need to give a presentation on the problems with the tolling system and why Conduent was selected over vendors competing for the contract.DOT officials said that motorists seeking reimbursements must show bank records that show that their SunPass account was automatically charged and the resulting overdraft fees. The fees must have been taken out between June 11 and Aug. 17. TOLLFrom Page A3Councilman and Lake County Historical Museum curator Bob Grenier, left, was the only vote against the measure to block the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith from coming to Tavares. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St. Augustine in 1824 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1845. In 1861, he resigned from the Army and joined the Confederate forces. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL] Florida says it will reimburse motorists hit with bank fees because of problems with the company that manages the SunPass toll system. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] A professional singer and pianist by her late teens, a superstar by her mid-20s, Franklin had long ago settled any arguments over who was the greatest popular vocalist of her time. Her gifts, natural and acquired, were a multi-octave mezzosoprano, gospel passion and training worthy of a preachers daughter, taste sophisticated and eccentric, and the cour-age to channel private pain into liberating song.She recorded hundreds of tracks and had dozens of hits over the span of a half century, including 20 that reached No. 1 on the R&B charts. But her reputation was defined by an extraordinary run of top 10 smashes in the late 1960s, from the morning-after bliss of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,Ž to the wisedup Chain of FoolsŽ to her unstoppable call for Respect.ŽThe music industry couldnt honor her enough. Franklin won 18 Grammy awards. In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Fellow singers bowed to her eminence and political and civic leaders treated her as a peer. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a longtime friend, and she sang at the dedication of Kings memorial, in 2011. She performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and at the funeral for civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Clinton gave Franklin the National Medal of Arts. President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian honor, in 2005.Franklins best-known appearance with a presi-dent was in January 2009, when she sang My Coun-try tis of TheeŽ at Barack Obamas inauguration. She wore a gray felt hat with a huge, Swarovski rhinestone-bordered bow that became an Internet sensation and even had its own website.Franklin endured the exhausting grind of celebrity and personal troubles dating back to childhood. She was mar-ried from 1961 to 1969 to her manager, Ted White, and their battles are widely believed to have inspired her performances on several songs, including (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since Youve Been Gone,Ž ThinkŽ and her heartbreaking ballad of despair, Aint No Way.Ž The mother of two sons by age 16 (she later had two more), she was often in turmoil as she struggled with her weight, family problems and financial predicaments. Her best known producer, Jerry Wexler, nicknamed her Our Lady of Mysterious Sorrows.ŽDespite growing up in Detroit, and having Smokey Robinson as a childhood friend, Frank-lin never recorded for Motown Records; stints with Columbia and Arista were sandwiched around her prime years with Atlantic Records. But it was at Detroits New Bethel Baptist Church, where her father was pastor, that Franklin learned the gospel funda-mentals that would make her a soul institution. Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee. The Rev. C.L. Franklin soon moved his family to Buffalo, New York, then to Detroit. C.L. Franklin was among the most prominent Baptist ministers of his time. Music was the family business and performers from Sam Cooke to Lou Rawls were guests at the Franklin house. In the living room, young Aretha awed Rob-inson and other friends with her playing on the grand piano.Franklin was in her early teens when she began touring with her father, and she released a gospel album in 1956 through J-V-B Records. Four years later, she signed with Columbia Records producer John Hammond, who called Franklin the most exciting singer he had heard since a vocalist he promoted decades earlier, Billie Holiday. Franklin knew Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. and considered joining his label, but decided it was just a local company at the time.Franklin recorded sev-eral albums for Columbia Records over the next six years. She had a handful of minor hits, including Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie MelodyŽ and Runnin Out of Fools,Ž but never quite caught on as the label tried to fit into her a variety of styles, from jazz and show songs to such pop numbers as Mockingbird.Ž Franklin jumped to Atlantic Records when her con-tract ran out, in 1966.But the years at Columbia also taught her several important things,Ž critic Russell Gersten later wrote. She worked hard at controlling and modulating her phrasing, giving her a discipline that most other soul singers lacked. She also developed a versatility with mainstream music that gave her later albums a breadth that was lacking on Motown LPs from the same period.Most important, she learned what she didnt like: to do what she was told to do.ŽAt Atlantic, Wexler teamed her with veteran R&B musicians from FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, and the result was a tougher, soulful sound, with call-and-response vocals and Franklins gospel-style piano, which anchored I Say a Little Prayer,Ž Natural WomanŽ and others.Of Franklins dozens of hits, none was linked more firmly to her than the funky, horn-led march RespectŽ and its spelled out demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.ŽWriting in Rolling Stone magazine in 2 004, Wexler said: It was an appeal for dignity combined with a blatant lubricity. There are songs that are a call to action. There are love songs. There are sex songs. But its hard to think of another song where all those elements are combined.ŽFranklin had decided she wanted to embellishŽ the R&B song written by Otis Redding, whose ver-sion had been a modest hit in 1965. When she walked into the studio, it was already worked out in her head,Ž the producer wrote. Otis came up to my office right before Respect was released, and I played him the tape. He said, She done took my song. He said it benignly and ruefully. He knew the identity of the song was slipping away from him to her.ŽIn a 2004 interview with the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Franklin was asked whether she sensed in the 60s that she was helping change popular music.Somewhat, certainly with Respect, that was a battle cry for freedom and many people of many eth-nicities took pride in that word,Ž she answered. It was meaningful to all of us.Ž QUEENFrom Page A1 By Don Thompson and Julie WatsonThe Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. „ An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump admin-istrations criticism of the resettlement programs vetting process.Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, was arrested in California on Wednesday and will be extradited to Iraq under a treaty with that nation, U.S. officials said. He made his first appearance in federal court in Sacra-mento after his arrest at an apartment building in the state capital.Ameen left Iraq and fled in 2012 to Turkey, where he applied to be accepted as a refugee to the U.S., according to court documents.He was granted that status in June 2014. That same month, prosecutors say he returned to Iraq, where he killed a police officer in the town of Rawah after it fell to the Islamic State. Five months later, Ameen traveled to the United States to be resettled as a refugee.Ameen was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force based on a warrant issued in May by an Iraqi federal court in Baghdad. Ameen could face execution for the organized killing by an armed group,Ž according to Iraqi documents filed in U.S. federal court.Benjamin Galloway, one of Ameens public defenders, said he had just 10 minutes to meet with his client prior to his ini-tial court appearance, and attorneys hadnt decided whether to contest that Ameen is the man wanted by Iraqi authorities. Ameen did not disclose his membership in two terrorist groups when he later applied for a green card in the United States, officials said.US o cials: Ex-ISIS ghter entered US as refugee

PAGE 5 | Friday, August 17, 2018 A5The closing for the $1.9 million sale of the park, which had been on the market for more than 10 years, had been scheduled for Wednesday, with remaining residents expecting to receive evic-tion notices once the deal was closed.Called Eustis Lake Club, the project includes plans for 86 upscale sin-gle-family homes in a Key West-style community between Lake Shore Drive and Bay Street in down-town Eustis.The developer and builder said in the press release that they will seek other funding sources. Even with this hurdle, the developer is continu-ing to search for alternate financing while planning to proceed with the first phase,Ž the press release said.The development meant that mobile homes currently on the site would need to be vacated or moved by residents and problems with the property, including stormwater issues, fixed.The developers responsibilities included the demolition of any homes that remained and payment of a portion of the state reimbursement program to help residents relocate.Our commitment to the community of Eustis and the Sharp family remains in place,Ž Wendell Husebo, managing partner of WJ Capital, said Thursday. The city has been cultivating a climate for successful business and fostering a vibrant residential community. We are continuing to try to solve the propertys intrinsic site challenges.ŽMeanwhile, city officials said the latest developments will not impact $3.3 million in CRA funds that had been pledged for land improve-ments surrounding the project.Tom Carrino, Eustis economic development director said its because the money and the amount allotted „ considered an incentive for the devel-oper „ was dependent on the tax revenue the project would have generated.Theres still an oppor-tunity for an agreement between the CRA and the developer as the project evolves but the money does not yet exist unless the development happens,Ž Carrino said. If the project doesnt happen, the incentive wont happen. If the proj-ect evolves into a different project, theres room for an incentive but the amount would be depen-dent on the tax revenue it generates.ŽCarrino said that according to Development Services Director Lor Barnes, the final vote on the land use change for the property from a mobile home use to residential is still planned for the Sept. 6 council meeting since the developer has not requested an extension or cancellation for its consideration.Sharp's resident Ed Lobert said that by Thurs-day afternoon word of the deal falling through had traveled through the park.A lot of people have already left, but as far as the people still left here, were elated," Lobert said. "I'm 70 years old and Ilive month to month, so if I had to move with no money at all, I dont know where Id go.ŽHe said he feels relieved, but added that residents are still notin the clear.There's still a threat to the property's allowable usage as far as the existing mobile homes are concerned, Lobert said.Right now, things are looking good, but the only thing Im still concerned about is the rezoning of the property,Ž Lobert said. I live on a lake somewhere I can afford with the money I have coming in andI dont want to lose my home.""Were fighting for our lives here," he said. CLUBFrom Page A1Mana tees spotted during Wednesday's survey flight were mostly in groups of two to four, including at least two sets of a mother and her calf.None of the animals appeared to be sick or in distress.The largest single count was north of Siesta Key in a cove near Sandy Hook Road North. Eight manatees were huddled together in an "escort herd." The groups have been mistaken for manatees in distress because they can become boisterous."It's a group of males that are escorting a female," says Scolardi, who directed a Mote boat crew to the site. "Once they are in the act, we call it a mating herd. The second time we came across them it looked like they were resting."The herd appeared healthy.A Mote photo identification boat and the spotter aircraft work in unison to track manatees and document identifiable features, such as scars from boat propel-lers, cold stress lesions or mutilations on their tails. Those details can help researchers gain informa-tion about adult survival rates, reproductive suc-cess and other behaviors.The data are matched to known manatees to establish a life history. The surveys are part of the Manatee Protection Plan, which requires 13 Florida counties to collect manatee population and distribution data.County managers can access the information for planning purposes.Survey flights are sus-pended during the winter months because manatees leave the area when temperatures get too cold.Scolardi said the spots that manatees were found on Wednesday were con-sistent with the areas they frequent for food. They forage on sea grass beds."It's hard to say if they are OK,"Scolardi said. "We have had major (red tide) blooms before, and we have had the population do just fine. Itll depend on how long the bloom lasts and if it impacts the sea grass beds. If the water clarity is reduced for too long a period of time, we are going to start to see the sea grass beds suffer."Wednesday's survey flight passed over Longboat Key, south to Lido, Siesta, Turtle and Mana-sota beaches. It also flew over Myakka River State Park and circled some of the county's inlets that sea cows enjoy.The flight lifted off over Sarasota Bay, which appeared to have patches of red tide and fish kills spread across the east side."When we first got up in the air, it was a little bit emotional to see how bad the bloom was in the sea," Scolardi said. "The expanse of it ... it wasn't that bad the last time I flew." TIDEFrom Page A1A rendering shows the proposed Eustis Lake Club that would replace Sharps Mobile Park. [SUBMITTED]


A6 Friday, August 17, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,800 2,840 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,840.69 Change: 22.32 (0.8%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 24,960 25,340 25,720 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,558.73 Change: 396.32 (1.6%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2105 Declined 702 New Highs 87 New Lows 45 Vol. (in mil.) 3,183 Pvs. Volume 3,586 1,919 2,175 2030 828 87 68 NYSE NASDDOW 25607.34 25294.97 25558.73 +396.32 +1.58% +3.40% DOW Trans. 11253.19 11142.05 11190.43 +75.41 +0.68% +5.45% DOW Util. 741.38 729.12 741.02 +8.70 +1.19% +2.44% NYSE Comp. 12875.41 12784.75 12841.28 +118.19 +0.93% +0.25% NASDAQ 7849.67 7795.74 7806.52 +32.41 +0.42% +13.08% S&P 500 2850.49 2831.44 2840.69 +22.32 +0.79% +6.25% S&P 400 2009.88 1991.16 2000.34 +15.98 +0.81% +5.25% Wilshire 5000 29713.62 29540.47 29610.05 +240.54 +0.82% +6.53% Russell 2000 1690.40 1670.67 1685.75 +15.08 +0.90% +9.78% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Brown & Brown BRO 21.62 29.99 29.83 +.10 +0.3 s s s ... +36.0 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.22 +.14 +0.3 s s s +0.7 +3.1 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.66 +.69 +2.0 s s s -10.6 -14.1 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 112.88 +.54 +0.5 s s s +17.6 +37.7 23 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 117.90 112.48 -.37 -0.3 t s s +4.6 +12.8 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.55 12.30 +.08 +0.7 t t t -29.6 -49.0 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 46.60 +.37 +0.8 s s s -21.4 -15.9 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 117.46 170.54 163.86 +1.06 +0.7 s s s +15.7 +37.8 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 195.39 +1.40 +0.7 t t s +3.1 +31.7 25 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 145.34 +1.43 +1.0 s t s -5.3 +5.6 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 97.68 +.85 +0.9 t t s +5.1 +32.6 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.15 +.10 +0.4 s t t +25.1 +27.5 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 173.92 174.79 +2.02 +1.2 s s s +11.9 +18.7 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 114.25 +.80 +0.7 s t s -4.7 -1.8 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.48 73.55 +1.10 +1.5 s s s +13.9 +29.1 14 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 98.64 +8.42 +9.3 s s s -0.1 +14.3 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.83 +.68 +2.6 s s s -8.0 -15.9 34 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks jumped Thursday as China and the U.S. said they will hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending their trade war.China will send a trade envoy to Washington later this month in a new attempt to end the trade dispute before it causes major damage to the global economy. The two sides havent talked since early June. Energy and metals prices and shares of industrial companies turned higher.Walmart soared after reporting its strongest growth in sales in more than a decade. Other com-panies that make and sell basic necessities also rose.Jason Draho, the head of asset allocation for UBS, said investors are eager for the two countries to start making progress and resolve their differences. He added that China may be changing course because its economy has slowed.The data weve seen from China recently has showed slowing growth,Ž he said. Its possible they decided OK, we need to take a different approach and come to the table offering a little more.ŽThe S&P 500 index climbed 22.32 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,840.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 396.32 points, or 1.6 percent, to 25,558.73 as Walmart and Boeing made big gains. The Nasdaq composite rose 32.41 points, or 0.4 percent, to 7,806.52. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 15.09 points, or 0.9 percent to 1,685.75.China and the U.S. have been in conflict for months over issues including Beijings technology policy and its trade surplus with the U.S. After the latest round of talks failed to produce much progress, both countries put taxes on $34 billion in each others imports.Those tariffs are set to rise next week, and both countries have threatened even larger increases as early as September.Walmart posted its big-gest gain in more than a decade in sales at stores open at least a year, and its online revenue grew 40 percent, a faster pace than it reported in the first quarter. The stock jumped 9.3 percent to $98.64, which wiped out its losses from earlier this year.Hopes for China trade talks help give stocks lift MARKET WATCHDow 25,558.73 396.32 Nasdaq 7,806.52 32.41 S&P 2,840.69 22.32 Russell 1,685.75 15.09 NYSE 12,841.28 118.19COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,176.20 1.30 Silver 14.697 .2760 Platinum 784.50 12.60 Copper 2.6135 .0565 Oil 65.46 0.45MARKET MOVERS€ Walmart Inc.: Up $8.42 to $98.64 „ The retailer raised its annual forecasts after a strong second quarter and said its online sales grew at a faster pace. BRIEFCASELINCOLN, NEB. Judge orders new review of Keystone XL pipelineA federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipelines proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first pro-posed in 2008. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana said in a ruling Wednesday that the State Department must supplement its 2014 envi-ronmental impact study of the project to consider the new route. Morris declined to strike down the federal permit for the project, approved by President Donald Trump in March 2017.WASHINGTONAverage US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percentLong-term U.S. mort-gage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.53 percent from 4.59 percent last week. Long-term loan rates have been running at their high-est levels in seven years. The average benchmark 30-year rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24. By contrast, the rate stood at 3.89 percent a year ago.WASHINGTONJuly housing starts up a slight 0.9 percentU.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, not nearly enough to reverse the steep 12.9 percent plunge seen in June as rising lumber, land and labor costs appeared to constrain new construction. The Associated Press Twitter considers changing its core while trying not to deviate too far from what made it popularBy Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the coreŽ of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But its not clear if changing that essence „ how it rewards interactions and values popularity „ would even work.Though Dorsey was scant on details, what is certain is that the move will require huge investments for a com-pany that doesnt have the same resources that Google and Facebook have to throw at the problem. Any change is likely to affect how users engage with Twitter and hurt revenue, testing the patience of both users and investors.Social networks have a history of ... well-intentioned but badly designed efforts to fix this,Ž said Nate Elliott, principal at marketing research firm Nineteen Insights.Twitter isnt alone in having to deal with hate, abuse, misinformation and bad actors using the service for elections interference, targeted harassment and scams. And Twitter isnt alone in proposing fixes that dont get to the heart of the problems.Case in point: Facebook. After Russian trolls were found to have used Facebook to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections, including by purchasing ads, the company spent a lot of time and energy building a tool that shows whos behind political advertisements. But Elliott said its not even clear which ads on Facebook are the ones causing problems around for-eign elections meddling. In 2016, Russian agents werent so much running political ads for or against candidates but rather social ads on divi-sive such as gun control and immigration.But like Facebook, Twitter has to try „ or at least be seen as trying.Dorsey told The Washing-ton Post that Twitter had not considered changing the core of the service until now. Like Facebook and others, Twitter has been accused of tinkering around the edges, tweaking policies and hiring masses of moderators when whats really needed is a fundamen-tal shift in how they work and how they make money in order to survive. While many former executives and other insiders have proposed radical shifts at major social networks, its rare for a sitting CEO to propose something as drastic as revisiting the foun-dation that his company is built on. We often turn to policy to fix a lot of these issues, but I think that is only treating surface-level symptoms that we are seeing,Ž Dorsey said.Twitter confirmed Dorseys comments to the Post, but declined further comment.Revamping the core could mean changing the engagement and rewards designed to keep users coming back „ in the form of seeing their tweets liked, responded to and retweeted, and seeing their follower counts grow. Its the tiny dopamine hits we get with each like that makes us feel better and keeps us returning for more. Take that away, and users might not want to return. In turn, advertisers might stay away, too, as they rely on monthly and daily user numbers, as well as user interactions, to gauge how well their ads work and how much to spend.Unlike Facebook, Elliott said, Twitter doesnt have billions of users to absorb any hits on user growth. Even if the changes work, he said, its going to cost them so many users and so much money I cant imagine them sticking with these kinds of changes.ŽPaul Verna, an analyst with research firm eMarketer, also isnt terribly optimisticŽ that Twitter can make its service safer without hurting its business. The same goes for Facebook, and YouTube.New direction? Revamping Twitters core could mean changing the engagement and rewards designed to keep users coming back. [BLOOMBERG PHOTO BY MICHAEL NAGLE]By Suzan FraserThe Associated PressANKARA, Turkey „ Turkeys finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis.The national currency recovered somewhat from record lows hit earlier this week, a day after Qatar pledged $15 billion in invest-ments to help Turkeys economy. The lira strengthened some 4 percent against the dollar, to around 5.75 per dollar.Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was quoted by private media NTV as saying the economy would emerge stronger from the turmoil.Albayrak said Turkeys banks are healthy and strongŽ and that implementing structural reforms and maintain tight mon-etary policy to fight inflation remain a priority. The minister ruled out any move to limit money flows „ which is a possibility that worries investors „ or any assistance from the International Mon-etary Fund, NTV said.The lira had nosedived in recent weeks, hitting a record low of 7.24 this week, as investors worried about fun-damental economic problems in the country and a diplo-matic and trade dispute with the United States.Among the big concerns is that Turkeys has amassed high levels of foreign debt to fuel growth in recent years. And as the currency drops, that debt becomes so much more expensive to repay, leading to potential bankruptcies.Also worrying investors has been President Recep Tayyip Erdogans refusal to allow the central bank to raise interest rates to support the currency, as experts say it should. Erdo-gan has tightened his grip since consolidating power after general elections this year.In his conference call, Albayrak did not appear to specify whether the central bank would be assured its independence or hint at whether rates would be allowed to rise.Doubts about Turkeys future intensified as rela-tions with the United States, a longtime NATO ally, soured. The U.S. imposed sanctions on two Turkish government ministers and doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports over the continued detention of an American pastor on espionage and terror-related charges.Turkish nance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis

PAGE 7 | Friday, August 17, 2018 A7 Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe made a reasonable decision to charge Michael Drejka with manslaughter in last months deadly Clearwater convenience store parking lot confrontation. The shooting, which erupted over use of a handicap parking space, took the life of Markeis McGlockton, a father of three, and shocked the community. But prosecutors still will have a high hurdle to overcome in showing that Drejka is not immune under Floridas stand your ground law, which leaves too much chance for unwarranted killings to go unpunished. Its a case study in why stand your ground has to go. Drejka, 48, first confronted McGlocktons girlfriend as she sat in her car at the Circle A Food Store on July 19, parked in a handicap space. Drejka was questioning why Britany Jacobs was using the space when McGlockton, 28, who was inside the store with his 5-year-old son, saw the argument and walked outside. Surveillance video from the parking lot shows McGlockton approaching Drejka and pushing him to the ground. Drejka then pulls a gun and shoots McGlockton, who stumbles backward. Drejka told deputies after the incident that he was in fear of being attacked again a key element of the stand your ground law, which eliminated any duty to retreat and allows people to use deadly force if they fear great bodily harm. But whos to say whether Drejka believed he was in real danger or if he recklessly fired a deadly shot at someone who was backing away and was no longer a threat? Thats a question Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri tried to answer and reached a different conclusion. Gualtieri cited the stand your ground law in opting not to arrest Drejka, though he said Monday he supports McCabes decision to bring a manslaughter charge. Thats how the system should work, but it also underscores the problems with the law that two veteran law enforcement officials, both of whom hold law degrees, could look at the same evidence and come to opposite conclusions. Before a jury ever hears the evidence against Drejka, he will be entitled to an immunity hearing if he claims self-defense in the case. Last year, the Legislature amended the stand your ground law and made it even more insidious, flipping the burden of proof in such hearings to the prosecution. Now the state must show with "clear and convincing evidence" why a person should not be immune „ instead of requiring a defendant who has killed someone to show why he shouldnt have to stand trial. Thats both backward and dangerous. Mondays decision to bring a criminal case against Drejka is a positive step that will allow the public to see all the evidence and hear both sides of what led to McGlocktons death. Like all criminal defendants, Drejka is entitled to a presumption of innocence and a fair process. But the process in Florida, as it stands now, has been tilted out of balance and needs correcting. Lawmakers should start by scrapping the stand your ground law. From the Tampa Bay TimesANOTHER OPINIONWhy stand your ground has to go ANOTHER OPINION Given his braggadocio, his ignorance, his twisted tweets and more, President Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, except, of course, for Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, a past buddy of two, Stormy Daniels, the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and Robert Mueller. Let's focus on Mueller. He's the kingpin of the get-Trump movement, and no, I don't mean he started it all, but this whole special counsel stuff is crazy. It got going with astonishment at Trump's impossible election along with rumors about his colluding with Russia, and then Mueller became Sherlock Holmes leading an army. A special counsel has the power of a big, big government and millions of dollars not so much to secure justice as to ensnare the guy perceived to be bad, maybe to get him impeached, and to interfere with normal governance. Mueller, as honorable as honorable gets, according to some, once authorized an unprecedented raid on a congressional office in alleged violation of the separation of powers and, toning it down a bit, has lately overreached in what's happening to Trump's former personal attorney and a campaign manager. Now he wants to question Trump in person, an obvious perjury trap as can be seen by anyone noticing Trump's misstatement mentality. So far, the foremost, unintended revelation emanating largely from the many-sided onslaught has been that a certain former CIA chief and key FBI players were up to their throat in misdeeds and that the 2016 presidential campaign that most needs investigating is Clinton's. The source of much of the garbage about Trumpian evils comes from a former English spy, Christopher Steele, who was paid by the Clinton campaign. He was getting dirt on Trump from Russians to serve her. The FBI failed to disclose what it legally should have in using Steele's dossier in court proceedings and the CIA was involved in all the commotion in ways some find questionable. Outdoing Trump's lies in meaningfulness if not in number, meanwhile, have been former FBI chief James Comey and former CIA chief John Brennan, lately an aspiring TV star who does not shine. The focus of the Mueller investigation now appears to be obstruction of justice when Trump fired Comey, something he was legally entitled to do. The real obstruction is the anti-Trump assault on his being president, of the proper functioning of the federal government, of our precious system … our republic, our democracy. The underhandedness began during the campaign but burst into flamboyant wrongdoing after the election, not the least of it being possibly felonious leaks from members of the intelligence community. The players are not just Mueller and other bunches of bureaucrats trying to replace elections, but judges thinking they constitute the legislative branch of government as much as the judicial branch. Thus we find that one president getting rid of an unconstitutional executive order on immigrants by another president is against the law when it isn't or that remarks in campaign speeches count for more than statutes. The great contradiction here is that all of these people doing their earnest if megalomaniacal best to save America are subverting it. None of this is to say that Trump isn't sometimes almost as scary as Hillary Clinton and a majority of Democrats. In a recent poll, they said they preferred socialism to capitalism without a follow-up question about whether they would like to move to Venezuela. Where Trump is usually most scary is where he aligns himself with the left, as in some of his fears about global trade. Many of his other policies are far superior to theirs. Through deregulation and tax reform, he has helped achieve a great economic boom providing jobs for just about everyone who wants one. He has functioned better with the Mueller plague than a predecessor often functioned without it, but think what might have been achieved in the absence of Mueller. If Trump would quit siding with Pelosi, Waters, Schumer and others in running himself down with tirades meant to run others down, he just might have a much better chance in dealing with the impeachment grizzlies. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONCan Trump save himself from the gotcha crowd?Another round of primaries on Tuesday, along with the resolution of one from last week, gave us a new trend for 2018: Republicans are still having a lot of trouble nominating good general-election candidates. Democrats, meanwhile, continue to mostly choose seemingly electable candidates in contested elections, even if they are nominating some very liberal people in safe and hopeless seats. Two Republican nominations decided Tuesday were gubernatorial choices in Minnesota, where former governor Tim Pawlenty was defeated by Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, and in Kansas, where Governor Jeff Colyer conceded to Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who had a very narrow lead after last week's primary. We don't know whether either of these picks will cost Republicans anything. In Minnesota, Democrat Tim Walz, a member of the House, would have been mildly favored against Pawlenty anyway. And Kobach remains more likely to win than not in very Republican Kansas. Still, most observers think Pawlenty would have given Republicans a better chance than Johnson, and a weak top of the ticket if that's what they have could also affect down-ballot contests. And in Kansas, which is still recovering from very unpopular Republican former governor Sam Brownback, nominating Kobach probably gives Democrats a plausible, if still very uphill, path to victory, and, as with Minnesota, a less-successful top of the ticket could hurt other Republicans. Since the Cook Political Report rates six House districts in those two states as toss-ups, that down-ballot effect if it happens could be a very big deal. Democrats, of course, don't always pick the best November candidates, either. But for the most part, Democrats are selecting very liberal nominees (who could alienate swing voters) in districts where it won't make a difference, such as the New York district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset incumbent Joseph Crowley. The odd thing is that in some ways, Republicans have proven more tolerant of moderates in some highly Democratic states. That explains Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Vermont Governor Phil Scott, all of whom appear to be wellpositioned for re-election in November. I don't think West Virginia's Joe Manchin or Alabama's Doug Jones, both moderate Democrats, are quite as conservative as those Republican governors are liberal. So sometimes, it seems, Republicans can support candidates who do what they have to in order to win in their districts. And yet there are also plenty of cases like those of Johnson and Kobach in which Republicans just seem indifferent to general-election success. For their part, Democrats rarely go against the mainstream of the party network, as Meredith Conroy, Nathaniel Rakich and Mai Nguyen explain over at FiveThirtyEight see also work by Casey Dominguez and Hans Hassell. But as Conroy, Rakich and Nguyen correctly point out, that doesn't mean that Democrats are nominating moderates; it just means that the party as a whole is pretty liberal these days. What they do seem capable of doing, however, is selecting candidates who at least so far appear to be good fits for their districts. Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering politics and policy. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.ANOTHER OPINIONRepublicans nomination woes keep coming OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Jay Ambrose


A8 Friday, August 17, 2018 | By Matthew Barakat, Stephen Braun and Jeff HorwitzThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to redefine reasonable doubt.The questions came after roughly seven hours of deliberation, delivered in a handwritten note to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. Ellis read the questions aloud to law-yers for both sides as well as Manafort before he called the jury in to give his answers.Along with the question on reasonable doubt, the jury asked about the list of exhibits, rules for report-ing foreign bank accounts and the definition of shelf companies, a term used during the trial to describe some of the foreign companies used by Manafort.Ellis told the jurors they need to rely on their collective memory of the evidence to answer most questions. As for reason-able doubt, he described it as a doubt based on reason and told jurors it does not require proof beyond all doubt.The jury concluded deliberations around 5:30 p.m. after receiving Ellis answers. Deliberations will resume Friday at 9:30 a.m.Jurors began their deliberations Thursday morning in the case against Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS and then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried up.Manaforts defense countered that he wasnt culpable because he left the particulars of his finances to others.The financial fraud trial calls on the dozen jurors to follow the complexities of foreign bank accounts and shell companies, loan regulations and tax rules. It exposed details about the lavish lifestyle of the onetime political insider, including a $15,000 jacket made of ostrich leather and $900,000 spent at a boutique retailer in New York via international wire transfer.Manafort jury ends rst day of deliberations In an opinion piece in The New York Times, former CIA Director John Brennan said Trump decision, announced Wednesday, to deny him access to classi-fied information was a desperate attempt to end Muellers investigation. Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama and has become a vocal Trump critic, called Trumps claims that he did not collude with Russia hogwash.The only question remaining is whether the collusion amounts to a constituted criminally liable conspiracy, Bren-nan wrote.Later Thursday, the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden called Trumps moves McCar-thy-era tactics. Writing in The Washington Post, William H. McRaven said he would consider it an honor if Trump would revoke his clearance, as well.Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our chil-dren, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation, McRaven wrote.Trump on Wednesday openly tied his decision to strip Brennan of his clear-ance and threaten nearly a dozen other former and current officials to the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with his campaign. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump again called the probe a rigged witch hunt and said these people led it!So I think its some-thing that had to be done, he said.The presidents comments were a swift departure from the official explanation given by the White House earlier Wednesday that cited the the risks posed by Brennans alleged erratic conduct and behavior. It marked the latest example of the president contradicting a story his aides had put forward to explain his motivations.Attorneys said the revocation appeared to be within the presidents authority. But they noted the power play also could be used to reinforce a case alleging obstruction of justice, following the pres-idents firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his repeated tweets calling for the investigation to end. Patrick Cotter, a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and a long-time white-collar defense attorney, said that while a prosecutor could argue that Trumps targeting of clearances was intended as a warning that if you con-tribute to, participate in, support the Russia probe and I find out about it, Im going to punish you, it is likely not obstruction in itself. TRUMPFrom Page A1

PAGE 9 | Friday, August 17, 2018 B1 SPORTS AUTO RACING | B2KAHNE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM NASCAR Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Pat GrahamThe Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. „ The memories came rushing back as Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan „ a former Leesburg High standout „ set foot on the practice field where he spent the first part of his pro career.A momentary stroll down memory lane of his time with the Broncos: Like when the young player intercepted a pass from Peyton Manning and infuriated the retired QB."He's like, 'Who is this guy? Who is No. 59? Get him off the field,'" Trevathan recalled after the Bears prac-ticed against the Broncos on Wednesday ahead of their preseason game this weekend. "Great memories. ... Getting on Peyton's nerves, getting on coaches' nerves ... little stuff like that. Guys working hard to get to a common goal."Trevathan was the lead-ing tackler when the Broncos beat Carolina in Super Bowl 50. The bond remains strong, even if he left for the Bears in 2016."I remember working hard with a group of guys that decided enough was enough," Trevathan said of his time with the Broncos.And that sort of attitude now permeates the Bears, Bringing back memoriesFormer Leesburg star Trevathan re ects on time with BroncosChicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan leads teammates as they take part in drills during a joint training camp session against the Denver Broncos on Wednesday at Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo. [AP PHOTO/DAVID ZALUBOWSKI] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@daily commercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Success certainly hasnt spoiled the Mount Dora Christian Acad-emy boys and girls cross country teams.If anything, it has made them hungrier.Thats probably not what other teams competing in Class 1A want to hear, con-sidering the MDCA boys team won the 2017 state title and the girls were just two points shy of reaching the state finals.But the Bulldogs arent boasting about last years effort ƒ instead, they rarely talk about it, unless prodded.Our motto this year is Work hard, talk less,Ž said MDCA coach Zach White. Were focused on humility. Were going to keep working hard in practice and at meets and do the best we can.If we stick to that, I believe our boys and girls teams have a chance to have a pretty successful season.ŽIt might be hard to imagine the Bulldogs boys team performing any better than in 2017, but White believes its possible.Led by Gabe Curtis, Jackson Pruim and Mitchell Curtis „ who finished first, second and third, respectively „ MDCA won the Class 1A-Region 3 championship by nearly 80 points. Then, to prove their regional performance wasnt a fluke, the Bulldogs placed three runners in the top 14, including fourthand fifth-place finishes for Gabe Curtis and Pruim, and cruised to the Class 1A state title.It was third state championship for the MDCA boys team „ previously, the HUNGRY FOR MOREMembers of the defending state Class 1A state champion Mount Dora Christian Academy cross country team run the course at the sc hool on Wednesday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] MDCA boys looks to repeat as state champsBy Eric OlsonThe Associated PressThe Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Divi-sion's conference dominance.Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers as a contender for the College Football Playoff.Iowa has the nation's top tight end in Noah Fant, Northwestern is coming off its second 10-win season in three years and Purdue is on the rise under Jeff Brohm. Nebraska, mostly a non-fac-tor since joining the league in 2011, is poised to make a move up after native son Scott Frost was brought home to revive the proud program.Teams from the current East, dating to the years of the Legends and Leaders divi-sions, have won five straight conference championships. Ohio State, which will break in a new quarterback, is the favorite again.Penn State has a favorable schedule and a quarterback who's passed for more than 3,500 yards two straight years. Michigan State returns a bevy of skilled players from last year's 10-win team. Michigan, winless against Ohio State and 1-2 against Big Ten West looks to close gap with EastOhio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) runs down Michigan running back Chris Evans (12) on Nov. 25, 2017, in Ann Arbor, Mich. [AP PHOTO/TONY DING, FILE] See TREVATHAN, B3 See MDCA, B3 See BIG TEN, B3The Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. „ Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship „ but not this low.Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record.He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Cham-pionship in 2016."I better be smiling," Snedeker said. "I don't do this every day."This is the third consecutive year the PGA Tour has had a sub-60 round. Snedeker is the first to shoot 59 since Adam Hadwin in the third round of the 2017 Careerbuilder Challenge.It gave him a four-stroke lead after one round. Ryan Moore and John Oda shot 63s, and Martin Flores, D.A. Points, Brett Stegmaier, David Hearn, Abraham Ancer, Ollie Schniederjans and Jona-than Byrd had 64s.Snedeker „ who said a day earlier that the tournament would turn into a "birdiefest" „ began the round at par-70 Sedgefield Country Club with a bogey at No. 10, and took off from there. He played the front nine in 27, including an eagle 2 on the par-4 sixth hole when he holed out from 176 yards.After that shot, Snedeker said a 59 felt like a real possibility. He remembered a non-tour event he played in China in which he was one putt from that score, but those thoughts "got in the way.""To know what you're trying to do and step up and Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham See SNEDEKER, B3


B2 Friday, August 17, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV 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, late N.Y. Jets at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Green Bay, lateToday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.WEEK 3 Thursday, Aug. 23Philadelphia at Cleveland, 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 24New England at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. San Francisco at Indianapolis, 4:30 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Baltimore at Miami, 7 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 26Cincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m. GOLF PGA TOURWYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPThursdays leaders at Sedgw“ eld Country Club, Greensboro, N.C. Purse: $6 million. Yardage: 7,127; Par: 70 (35-35)First RoundBrandt Snedeker 27-32„59 Ryan Moore 30-33„63 John Oda 32-31„63 Martin Flores 32-32„64 D.A. Points 32-32„64 Brett Stegmaier 31-33„64 David Hearn 32-32„64 Abraham Ancer 30-34„64 Ollie Schniederjans 30-34„64 Jonathan Byrd 32-32„64 Corey Conners 31-34„65 Nick Taylor 31-34„65 Aaron Baddeley 32-33„65 Ryan Armour 32-33„65 Sung Kang 32-33„65 Jim Furyk 32-33„65 Brice Garnett 31-34„65 Keith Mitchell 33-32„65 C.T. Pan 31-34„65 Sam Saunders 33-33„66 Billy Horschel 33-33„66 Webb Simpson 33-33„66 Sergio Garcia 31-35„66 Harris English 32-34„66 Denny McCarthy 32-34„66 Ricky Barnes 29-37„66 Harold Varner III 34-32„66 Michael Thompson 33-33„66 Jason Dufner 33-33„66 Peter Malnati 31-35„66 Jamie Lovemark 32-34„66 Alex Cejka 32-35„67 Tommy Gainey 32-35„67 Cameron Percy 31-36„67 Ryan Blaum 30-37„67 Zac Blair 33-34„67 Hudson Swafford 33-34„67 Sangmoon Bae 32-35„67 Trey Mullinax 33-34„67 Kevin Tway 31-36„67 Brian Davis 34-33„67 Scott Stallings 34-33„67 Dylan Meyer 34-33„67 Stephan Jaeger 33-34„67 Tyrone Van Aswegen 33-35„68 Russell Henley 34-34„68 Billy Hurley III 34-34„68 Ernie Els 35-33„68 Dominic Bozzelli 33-35„68 Joaquin Niemann 32-36„68 Chesson Hadley 34-34„68 Rafa Cabrera Bello 34-34„68 Shawn Stefani 33-35„68 Doug Ghim 32-36„68 Xinjun Zhang 33-35„68 Andrew Yun 33-35„68 Norman Xiong 34-34„68 Ken Duke 33-35„68 Blayne Barber 32-36„68 Chad Campbell 35-33„68 Patrick Rodgers 34-34„68 Richy Werenski 32-36„68 Wesley Bryan 33-35„68 Mackenzie Hughes 37-31„68 Scott Brown 36-32„68 Henrik Stenson 36-32„68 Vaughn Taylor 34-34„68 Fabin Gmez 34-34„68 Matt Every 33-35„68 Danny Lee 33-35„68 Roberto Daz 33-35„68 Doc Redman 33-35„68 Tom Hoge 32-37„69 Shane Lowry 34-35„69 Hideki Matsuyama 35-34„69 William McGirt 33-36„69 Chris Kirk 34-35„69 James Driscoll 33-36„69 Martin Laird 35-34„69 Jason Kokrak 33-36„69 Stuart Appleby 32-37„69 Mickey DeMorat 33-36„69 Lanto Grif“ n 34-35„69 Conrad Shindler 34-35„69 Rory Sabbatini 34-35„69 David Lingmerth 32-37„69 Bill Haas 35-34„69 Padraig Harrington 35-34„69 Jonas Blixt 35-34„69 J.J. Henry 34-35„69 Carl Pettersson 35-34„69 Shane Bertsch 32-37„69 Adam Schenk 36-33„69 Nicholas Lindheim 33-36„69 T.J. Vogel 36-33„69 Matt Jones 35-35„70 Johnson Wagner 33-37„70 Tyler Duncan 34-36„70 Graeme McDowell 35-35„70 Brendan Steele 34-36„70 Scott Piercy 36-34„70 Whee Kim 36-34„70 John Huh 33-37„70 Matthew Fitzpatrick 35-35„70 Martin Piller 35-35„70 Hunter Mahan 33-37„70 Grayson Murray 33-37„70 Brian Gay 33-37„70 Daniel Berger 33-37„70 Jhonattan Vegas 36-34„70 Nick Watney 34-36„70 Steve Stricker 33-37„70 Ben Crane 33-37„70 Rob Oppenheim 35-35„70 Stewart Jolly 35-35„70 Andres Romero 34-37„71 J.T. Poston 34-37„71 Cameron Tringale 33-38„71 John Merrick 33-38„71 Satoshi Kodaira 35-36„71 Davis Love III 34-37„71 Jason Bohn 36-35„71 Parker McLachlin 35-36„71 Retief Goosen 34-37„71 Ben Silverman 34-37„71 Julian Suri 34-37„71 Chris Stroud 36-35„71 Robert Garrigus 34-37„71 Peter Uihlein 34-37„71 Derek Fathauer 36-35„71 Brendon de Jonge 35-36„71 Bronson Burgoon 34-37„71 Steve Wheatcroft 36-35„71 Will Zalatoris 33-38„71 Jonathan Randolph 32-39„71 Zecheng Dou 36-35„71 Dicky Pride 36-36„72 George McNeill 33-39„72 Brandon Harkins 35-37„72 Sam Ryder 35-37„72 Sean OHair 37-35„72 Kyle Thompson 35-37„72 Kris Blanks 34-38„72 Brian Stuard 35-37„72 Arjun Atwal 34-38„72 Matt Atkins 36-36„72 Talor Gooch 32-40„72 Rod Pampling 36-37„73 Si Woo Kim 38-35„73 Robert Streb 36-37„73 Cody Gribble 36-38„74 Seamus Power 38-36„74 Daniel Summerhays 38-36„74 Ethan Tracy 40-34„74 Tom Lovelady 36-38„74 Charles Frost 38-37„75EUROPEAN TOURNORDEA MASTERSThursdays leaders at Hills GC, Gothenburg, Sweden Purse: $1.7 million. Yardage: 7,169; Par: 71First RoundClement Sordet, France 62 Scott Jamison, Scotland 64 Lee Slattery, England 64 Christofer Blomstrand, Sweden 65 Tapio Pulkkanan, Finland 65 Richard Green, Australia 65 Hunter Stewart, United States 65 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 66 Matthieu Pavon, France 66 Paul Waring, England 66 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 66 Daniel Brooks, England 66 Lucas Herbert, Australia 66 Thomas Detry, Belgium 66 Sebastien Heisele, Germany 66AlsoMartin Kaymer, Germany 67 Chase Koepka, United States 69 Paul Peterson, United States 69 Dru Love, United States 71 Daniel Im, United States 72 Anthony Paolucci, United States 74 Jordan Gumberg, United States 76 Wes McClain, United States 83UNITED STATS GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. AMATEURWednesdays leaders at p-Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif. Yardage: 7,075; Par: 71 (35-36); s-Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Yardage: 6,987; Par: 72 (36-36)Round of 64 Upper BracketDaniel Hillier, New Zealand (137) def. Jacob Bergeron, Slidell, La. (147), 3 and 2 Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (144) def. Ryan Burnett, Lafayette, Calif. (144), 2 and 1 Mason Overstreet, King“ sher, Okla. (146) def. Cameron Sisk, El Cajon, Calif. (142), 1 up Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst, N.C. (146) def. Dylan Perry, Australia (142), 1 up Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas (141) def. Garrett Rank, Canada (146), 5 and 4 Raul Pereda, Mexico (144) def. Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La. (145), 23 holes Shintaro Ban, San Jose, Calif. (141) def. Skip Berkmeyer, St. Louis, Mo. (146), 1 up Devon Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif. (145) def. Caleb Ramirez, Blythe, Calif. (144), 5 and 4 Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (146) def. Michael Thorbjornsen, Wellesley, Mass. (139), 4 and 3 Isaiah Salinda, South San Francisco, Calif. (144) def. Will Grimmer, Cincinnati, (145), 6 and 5 Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, Calif. (142) def. Harry Hall, England (146), 1 up Davis Chat“ eld, Attleboro, Mass. (145) def. Ryan Smith, Carlsbad, Calif. (143), 6 and 4 William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (139) def. Hide Yoshihara, Japan (146), 4 and 3 Zheng Kai Bai, China (144) def. Travis Vick, Houston, (145), 4 and 3 William Mouw, Chino, Calif. (146) def. Alex Scott, T raverse City, Mich. (142), 1 up Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (143) def. Riley Elmes, Lake Oswego, Ore. (145), 3 and 2Lower BracketCole Hammer, Houston (137) def. Alvaro Ortiz, Mexico (146), 2 up Joshua McCarthy, Danville, Calif. (144) def. Dan Erickson, Pace, Fla. (144), 3 and 2 Zach Murray, Australia (146) def. Jack Rhea, Jonesborough, Tenn. (142), 1 up Clay Feagler, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (146) def. Logan Lowe, Grass Valley, Calif. (142), 1 up Alex Fitzpatrick, England (146) def. Ian Siebers, Bellevue, Wash. (141), 2 and 1 Jesus Montenegro, Argentina (144) def. Braden Thornberry, Olive Branch, Miss. (145), 2 and 1 John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (142) def. Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (146), 19 holes McClure Meissner, San Antonio (145) def. Brad Dalke, Norman, Okla. (143), 1 up Andrew Alligood, St. Johns, Fla. (138) def. Ryan Stachler, Milton, Ga. (146), 19 holes Chun An Yu, Taiwan (144) def. Blake Windred, Australia (144), 6 and 5 Austin Squires, Union, Ky. (142) def. Max Theodorakis, Danbury, Conn. (146), 5 and 4 Luis Gagne, Costa Rica (146) def. Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. (143), 4 and 3 Harrison Ott, Brook“ eld, Wis. (146) def. Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif. (140), 1 up Viktor Hovland, Norway (144) def. Hayden Wood, Edmond, Okla. (145), 3 and 2 Bradford Tilley, Easton, Conn. (146) def. Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (142), 19 holes Kristoffer Reitan, Norway (143) def. Eoin Leonard, Ireland (145), 6 and 4 (Results from Thursday were not available at press time.)UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternLPGA 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: Today, 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: 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: Today-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: 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: Today, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 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: 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 D.C. United 6 9 6 24 37 39 Orlando City 7 15 2 23 37 57 Toronto FC 6 12 5 23 39 44 Chicago 6 14 5 23 35 49 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 Los Angeles FC 11 7 6 39 47 39 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 7 37 48 42 Portland 10 5 7 37 35 31 Real Salt Lake 10 10 5 35 34 43 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 6 24 31 40 San Jose 3 13 7 16 33 43 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 14Colorado 2, LA Galaxy 2, tieWednesdays GamesD.C. United 4, Portland 1 Los Angeles FC 2, Real Salt Lake 0Saturday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.Wednesday, Aug. 22New York Red Bulls at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 23Columbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m.Friday, Aug. 24Atlanta United FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. Minnesota United at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 26D.C. United at New York, 7 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 9:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP 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 7 37 23 15 Portland 9 6 5 32 32 24 Orlando 8 7 6 30 29 30 Chicago 7 4 9 30 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.Wednesdays GameChicago 0, Seattle 0, tieToday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s GameHouston at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -127 at Pittsburgh +117 at Philadelphia -157 New York +147 at Washington -375 Miami +345 San Francisco -107 at Cincinnati -103 at Atlanta -128 Colorado +118 at St. Louis -129 Milwaukee +119 Arizona -125 at San Diego +115American Leagueat Chicago -120 Kansas City +110 at New York -171 Toronto +159 at Cleveland -360 Baltimore +330 at Boston -173 Tampa Bay +161 at Texas Off Los Angeles Off at Minnesota -167 Detroit +157 Houston -137 at Oakland +127InterleagueL.A. Dodgers -127 at Seattle +117NFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at 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 40 Chicago at Minnesota 3 4 40 Jacksonville at L.A. Rams 3 2 38 Oakland at Dallas 3 3 41 Cincinnati at Houston 1 2 41 San Fran. at Tennessee 2 3 41 Tampa Bay at LA Chargers 1 3 39 SeattleMondayat Indianapolis Pk 1 41 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMajor League BaseballMLB „ Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig two games and “ ned an undisclosed amount for “ ghting and inciting a bench-clearing incident in a Aug. 14 against San Francisco Giants. Fined San Francisco C Nick Hundley an undisclosed amount for his role in the incident. Suspended Miami Marlins RHP Jos Urea six-games and an undisclosed “ ne for intentionally hitting Ronald Acua Jr. of the Atlanta Braves and B raves “ rst base coach Eric Young one-game and an undisclosed “ ne for his actions during the incident. American League TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated OF Nomar Mazara from the 10-day DL. Optioned OF Willie Calhoun to Round Rock (PCL). Acquired RHP Kelvin Gonzalez from Kansas City for international slot money and assigned him to the Arizona League.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced OF Alex McKenna was transferred to the team from Tri-City (NYP) and OF Logan Mattix was transferred to Tri-City.American AssociationSIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Signed RHP Jason Garcia and INF Dean Green.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated LHP Hector Silvestre. Placed OF Travis Snider on the suspended list.AUTO RACING 10:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 12:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, “ nal practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 3:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Food City 300, qualifying, at Bristol, Tenn. 5:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, qualifying, at Bristol, Tenn. 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Food City 300, at Bristol, Tenn. BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, Game 5, Barcelona (Spain) vs. Kawaguchi (Japan), at Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, Game 6, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Coeur d'Alene (Idaho), at Williamsport, Pa. 6 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, Game 7, Arraijan (Panama) vs. Surrey (British Columbia), at Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, Game 8, Peachtree City (Ga.) vs. Honolulu, at Williamsport, Pa. BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FOX „ Big 3, Playoffs, at Dallas BOXING 11 p.m. ESPN „ Andrew Cancio vs. Dardan Zenunaj, junior lightweights, at Indio, Calif. DRAG RACING 6 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, qualifying, at Brainerd, Minn. GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Nordea Masters, second round, at Gothenburg, Sweden 9 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Nordea Masters, second round, at Gothenburg, Sweden Noon GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Indy Women in Tech Championship, second round, at Indianapolis. 3 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, second round, at Greensboro, N.C. 6 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Dick's Sporting Goods Open, “ rst round, at Endicott, N.Y. (same-day tape) 7 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, quarter“ nal matches, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 8 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, WinCo Foods Portland Open, second round, at North Plains, Ore. GYMNASTICS 11 p.m. NBCSN „ U.S. Championships, women's competition, at Boston (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Skidmore Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 6 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia OR Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh (7 p.m.) 7 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Boston FS-Florida „ Miami at Washington 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Houston at Oakland OR L.A. Dodgers at Seattle NFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Buffalo at Cleveland SOCCER 10 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under20 World Cup, quarter“ nal, England vs. Netherlands, at Vannes, France 1:30 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under20 World Cup, quarter“ nal, Germany vs. Japan, at Vannes, France TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour, WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Western & Southern Open, men's & women's quarter“ nals, at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour, WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Western & Southern Open, men's & women's quarter“ nals, at Cincinnati WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Los Angeles at Washington 10 p.m. NBA „ New York at SeattleThe Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. „ Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint car team he owns.Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to NASCAR via sprint car racing and his Kasey Kahne Racing team com-petes in the World of Outlaws series.KKR driver Brad Sweet won the prestigious Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals last weekend and the 38-year-old Kahne was present for the victory.Im not sure what the future holds for me,Ž Kahne said. The highs dont outweigh the lows and the grueling schedule takes a toll on your quality of life. I need to spend more time doing the things I enjoy and love and thats spending time with (son) Tanner and my sprint car teams.ŽThe former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18 victories, including a playoff-clinching win last season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That win came amid speculation that Hendrick would part ways with Kahne following six sea-sons, and Hendrick made it official two weeks later.Kahne signed with Leavine Family Racing for 2018. He has one top-five finish in 23 starts for Leavine, and said the team offered him a ride for next year but Kahne did not want to commit to NASCAR. The Cup schedule is 38 weekends.Kahnes announcement came one day after 43-year-old Elliott Sadler said he will walk away from NASCAR after 21 seasons.Sadler is 43 and currently drives for JR Motorsports in the second-tier Xfinity Series. He spent 12 fulltime seasons in the Cup Series driving for Wood Brothers Racing, Robert Yates Racing, Evernham Motorsports and Richard Petty Motorsports. He is retiring to spend more time with his two young children.They are the latest in a growing list of NASCAR drivers who have retired in recent years, following Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, three-time champion Tony Stewart and four-time champ Jeff Gordon.NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasonsKasey Kahne (5) celebrates winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race on July 23, 2017, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. [AP PHOTO/MICHAEL CONROY, FILE]

PAGE 11 | Friday, August 17, 2018 B3By Brett MartelThe Associated PressMETAIRIE, La. „ Saints corn erback Patrick Robinson sees his ease in front of a swarm of microphones as symbolic of the more secure person and player he has become since his unsatisfying first stint in New Orleans.He left the Saints in 2015 as a five-year veteran whod never quite lived up to expectations since being selected out of Flor-ida State in the first round of the 2010 draft, just months after the Saints had won their only Super Bowl. Now hes back one season after winning his first Super Bowl with Philadelphia.My first tenure here I was quite weak-minded, to be honest,Ž says Robinson, who signed a four-year freeagent contract worth about $20 million with New Orleans this offseason. I wasnt that mentally strong. I left and had some experiences, and that definitely helped me. So now Im a totally different person.ŽEarly in his career, Robinson routinely struggled to get out entire sentences without seizing up in awkward silence as he tried to make his mouth utter the words in his head. It was known that he preferred to conduct interviews off camera.Not anymore. And the way the 30-year-old Robinson sees it, the same growth in maturity and confidence that helped him overcome his speech impediment also helped him on the field, and he asserts that the Saints are regaining his services at a time when hes the best hes ever been.Going through the trials and tribulations „ that really helped me as a person. So Ive defi-nitely grown since then, a lot,Ž Robinson said. Im more com-fortable. I just try not to make it more than what it is.Ž Robinson said a combination of self-doubt and a tendency to get discouraged by injuries kept him from playing to his potential early in his career. It also didnt help that he played man-toman coverage all throughout his college career. He described learning the Saints more exotic defense his rookie season as something akin to a different language for me. And I was kind of lost „ very lost.Ž He didnt become a full-time starter until his third season, in 2012, when New Orleans fielded one of the worst defenses in NFL history. Injuries sidelined him nearly all of the 2013 season, when New Orleans defense improved dramatically and the team made the playoffs. He returned as a starter in 2014, when New Orleans again struggled defensively, ranking last in the league, and the Saints missed the playoffs.Ex-FSU star Robinson more secure with SaintsMichigan State the last three years, is looking for more in year four under Jim Harbaugh.The West will be the most competitive its been since the Big Ten has been split up geographically,Ž said Big Ten Network analyst and former coach Gerry DiNardo, who also noted facility upgrades across the West, Brohms fast start and how Frosts hiring has energized Nebraska fans.The East is the flashpoint for off-the-field issues this preseason. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is on administrative paid leave while his handling of domestic violence allegations against former receivers coach Zach Smith is investigated. Maryland coach DJ Durkin is on leave amid allegations of an abusive culture in the pro-gram and the teams failure to properly react after offensive lineman Jordan McNair fell ill during a May 29 workout and later died. Champ excluded from CFPThe Big Ten champion has been left out of the four-team playoff the last two years, coinciding with the start of the nine-game conference schedule. A one-loss Ohio State made the playoff in 16 over two-loss league cham-pion Penn State; the two-loss champion Buckeyes were left out in 2017.I dont think theres any doubt that playing nine games in the kind of rigorous schedule that we play makes achieving an undefeated season more difficult. And it is true that the committee has not selected a team with two losses from any conference,Ž commissioner Jim Delany said. We continue to build a conference and want to be as good as we can be, and we think that includes playing each other as much as we can, playing the best teams in the country in the nonconference as well as postseason and con-tinuing to make the case that our teams are among the four best in the country.Ž Frost x?Frost is the Big Tens only first-year coach, returning to the program he quarterbacked to a share of the 1997 national title. The Huskers havent won a conference champion-ship since 1999 (Big 12) and are 12-14 in Big Ten games the last three years. The Huskers dif-ficult schedule means progress might not be measured in wins and losses this season. Frost wants to bring back the physi-cality and player development that spawned championships in the programs 1990s heyday. BIG TENFrom Page B1Trevathan said. The team hasnt been to the postseason since 2010.Guys saying, Enough is enough,Ž Trevathan said. Now, we have to go finish it off.ŽTrevathan and his defen-sive teammates spent the day chasing Case Keenum and the rest of the Broncos offense. He had a new understudy with him in rookie linebacker Roquan Smith, who just signed his deal to end his holdout.The early results are in: Trevathan likes what he sees in the No. 8 overall pick out of Georgia. Smith did have a little equipment malfunction early on „ his shoulder pads didnt fit quite right „ but held his own.He looked good first day. A lot of stuff to learn with this defense,Ž Trevathan said. Linebacker is a tough posi-tion in this defense. You have to know a lot. You have to be instinctive and communicate well. Its just catching up. A little more catching up. Fine-tune, which is no problem. We have great vets like myself and coaches. Were going to get him together.ŽThere was a time not so long ago when Trevathans head was swimming in formations, too. A 2012 sixth-round pick out of Kentucky, Trevathan learned under the likes of Von Miller and later DeMar-cus Ware. Those ties still run deep. Hell be my brother forever,Ž Miller said. It was great to see Danny, Tray, great to be on the field with him again. He was a beast here. Hes still a beast there.ŽTrevathan appreciated his time in the Mile High City and being part of a Broncos draft class that also included defen-sive linemen Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson. My draft class, we made a statement,Ž Trevathan said. We took it upon ourselves that we werent going to lose no close games. We were going to come in with the atti-tude: It was a new beginning for us. Our draft class did that. Along with some older guys. It was just our attitude. We believed in one another. We pushed each other.Ž TREVATHANFrom Page B1Bulldogs won the Class 2A crown in 1973 and the Class 1A title in 1989. The Bulldogs and Montverde Academy, which won the Class 1A boys championship in 1992, are the only area schools to win state championships in cross country.And with the entire team back for a final season together „ Gabe Curtis, Pruim and Sebastian DeLeon are seniors „ White believes the opportunity for a final hurrah together will be a driv-ing force for the Bulldogs in 2018.The seniors have been together for so long and theyre like best friends,Ž White said. I think they want to experience everything together, because its the last time they will compete as teammates. Its kind of like their last hurrah and they want to go out on top.ŽWhite also believes the boys success, along with last years near miss at regionals, is pushing the girls to a higher level.If any of our girls had fin-ished one or two positions higher in the final results, they wouldve earned a trip to states,Ž White said. With the boys accomplishing what they did, I think the girls feel pressure to step it up this year, especially since they were so close (in 2017). And, if we get to states, we dont want to just be there ƒ wed like to finish, at least, in the top 15.ŽLike the boys team, White said the lady Bulldogs did not lose a runner from last years squad.They are led by senior Brianna Hall and three under-classmen that White refers to as his young corpsŽ „ sophomore Olivia Valente, eighth-grader Allison Horsford and seventh-grader Rachel Horsford.While the experience gained last season likely will help the lady Bulldogs, they are far from the only area teams with the potential to compete for a state title.In 2017, the Montverde Academy girls team finished third at the Class 2A finals, followed by Tavares in 11th place. At the Class 2A boys state meet, Tavares recorded an eighth-place finish, and the Lake Minneola girls were 12th in Class 4A.For the Montverde Academy girls, freshman Lily Henne and 10th-grader Kendyl Cardwell are expected to lead the way. Eagles coach Lori Treweek believes the experience the team gained last season could play a factor in this years success.Our girls have the poten-tial to see all five top runners below 20 minutes (at five kilo-meters) and could improve on (last years) third-place state finish,Ž Treweek said.At Tavares, coach Tony Segreto said his girls team should be buoyed by the return of four seniors who have been running together since they were sixth graders „ Savannah Schwab, Chablis Shreffler, Kaycie Whitaker and Emily Burris. Junior Adriana Montalvo, sophomore Candice Bruinsma and freshman Mackenzie Mulligan round out the team.The boys team could strug-gle some, particularly early in the season, after losing four of its top runners to graduation.Ive been coaching this group of special athletes „ boys and girls „ since they were in sixth grade,Ž Seg-reto said. Alongside my new assistant coach, Samantha Rimes, Im incredibly excited about the season, but also dreading the day that I have to say goodbye to this senior crew, as I consider them my babies.Theyll forever hold a spe-cial place in my heart.Ž White knows the feeling.Since arriving on campus in time for the 2015-16 school year, he has fostered an almost familial-like atmosphere with his student athletes. That closeness allows them to criticize their teammates when needed, without coming off as an overbearing critic or a know-it-all.Were able to say things to each other now that we might not have been able to say in the past,Ž White said. Thats the kind of trust and respect weve built up over the years. We want the best for each other and everything we say or do is with that in mind.We still have a lot to prove to ourselves.Ž Class 4A-District 3Teams: Apopka, East Ridge, Orlando Evans, Lake Minneola, Ocoee, Orlando Olympia, Apopka Wekiva, Winter Garden West Orange, Ocala West Port, WindermereNotes: Lake Minneolas girls team is looking to back up last years district championship and return to the state finals, where it finished a respectable 12th place. East Ridge girls coach Grant Mollett is hoping a solid corps of veterans „ Alexis Hill, Cassidy Carroll, Eliya Anderson, Haley Dykstra and sophomore Mackenzie Hill, who missed out on a regional-meet berth by one position „ could lift the Knights into regionals ƒ and perhaps to states. Promising newcom-ers Emerson Wells and Olivia Peine also could play a role. East Ridge boys coach Tim-othy Ferrell said a formidable quartet of returnees, led by senior John Turner, includ-ing Reagan McGinley, Charles Moore and Nelson Silva could transform 2018 into a memo-rableŽ season for the Knights. Turner, a senior, could break the school record of 16 min-utes, 30 seconds this season. Class 3A-District 5Teams: Belleview, Ocala Forest, Gainesville, Ocala Lake Weir, Leesburg, South LakeNotes: Leesburg coach Dustin Ross has created a buzz around campus about cross country and more than 20 student athletes have turned out for this years boys and girls teams. The girls will be led by Kareena Gladis and the boys will get a spark from William Troupe. Both runners repre-sented the Yellow Jackets at last years state finals.Class 2A-District 6Teams: Port Orange Atlan-tic, Crescent City, Dunnellon, Citra North Marion, Pierson Taylor, Ocala Trinity Catho-lic, The Villages, WillistonNotes: Rebecca Clark, a senior at The Villages, fin-ished sixth at last years Class 2A girls state finals, one spot behind Montverde Academy freshman Lily Henne. As a team, the lady Buffalo fin-ished 21st at states. Class 2A-District 8Teams: Orlando Bishop Moore, Eustis, Orlando Jones, Orlando Lake Highland Prep, Montverde Academy, Mount Dora, Tavares, Winter Park Trinity PrepNotes: Montverde Academys girls team is hoping a year of experience will lift the Eag les to a firstor second-place finish as this years finals. Nicole Meets, Ryleigh Sperry, Jayci Brauman and Bri-anna Hiers should also play big roles in the teams success. For Montverde Academys boys team, Colton Cardwell, Nico Nesmith, A.J. Aziz and Tate Machinski will lead the way. Tavares coach Tony Secreto believes the lady Bulldogs could improve on last years 11th place finish, but the boys team, which finished eight at last years state finais, could struggle early in the season, after losing four of its top runners to graduation. Dalton Brown, Kenan Collignon, Ephraim Drennan, Jackson Babington, Clayton Carter and Miles Drennan will head up the Bulldogs.Class 1A-District 9Teams: Winter Park Circle Christian, Daytona Beach Father Lopez, First Academy of Leesburg, Winter Park Geneva, Winter Park International Comm unity, Lake Mary Prep, Mount Dora Christian Acad-emy, Maitland Orangewood Christian, Oviedo Masters Academy, South Daytona Warner ChristianNotes: MDCA certainly looks like the team to beat among the boys. The Bulldogs won a state title last year and the entire team is back for a final season. The girls, meanwhile, continue to improve after missing out on a state berth by two points in 2017. MDCAFrom Page B1 have a 20-footer (on the final hole) and know what it means, I was very aware of what was going on, and to knock that putt in was really special,Ž Snedeker said. To know Im a part of a small club on tour and not very many people have done this, really cool feeling right now.ŽSnedeker, the 2012 FedEx Cup champion, won the Wyndham in 2007. He broke Si Woo Kims 2-year-old Wyndham record of 60 and had the best opening round in this events history. Arjun Atwal had a 61 in 2010.The trick for him is, hes playing great. Now hes just got to rest, relax and start over tomorrow from scratch and go play three more good rounds,Ž said Furyk, who also shot a 59 at the BMW Championship in 2013. Its awesome to see.ŽIts been a somewhat frus-trating, turbulent year for Snedeker. He has three top-10 finishes and two missed cuts in his last seven events and has not won on tour since 2016. During his first 16 tournaments of the season, he finished in the top 10 just once.Nobody could see this coming „ trust me,Ž Snede-ker said. As much as I tried to positive self-talk myself into playing good, I didnt see 59 coming today, to be honest with you. ... Luckily, it kind of clicked all day today, and hopefully it will keep clicking for the next three days.ŽAt No. 80 on the points list entering the final event of the tours regular season, hes nowhere near the playoff bubble and his spot at The Northern Trust next week in New Jersey seems safe. But that ranking is his lowest since the tours postseason format debuted in 2007.During his tie for 42nd at the PGA Championship last week in St. Louis, Snedeker says he kind of found some-thingŽ when he simplified some swing fundamentals and began to feel better about that part of his game. SNEDEKERFrom Page B1


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TheRaysbullpenmostlycruised followingBlakeSnells“vesharp inningsuntilSergioRomoallowed consecutivesinglestoDidiGregorius andGleyberTorresintheninth„ Torresbloopendedhis0-for-17 skid.RomowalkedNeilWalkeron fourpitches,thenwasreplacedby Kolarek,aside-arminglefty.LeftyhittingGregBirdpoppedoutinfoul territoryonKolareks“rstpitch,and thenBrettGardnerstruckout. Mets24,Phillies4,1stgame: Jose Bautistahitagrandslamandhada career-highsevenRBIsandtheNew YorkMetssetafranchiserecord forruns,forcingthePhilliestouse twopositionplayersforthe“nal threeinningsofa24-4victoryin the“rstgameofadoubleheader. CoreyOswalt(2-2)allowedfoursolo homersinsixinnings,AmedRosario hitaleadoffhomerandhadthree RBIsandtheMetstookadvantage offourerrorstoscore11unearned runs.TheMetshavescoredmore than15runsinconsecutivegames forthe“rsttimeinfranchisehistory. LATE L.A.AngelsatTexas DetroitatMinnesota TorontoatKansasCity ChicagoCubsatPittsburgh WashingtonatSt.Louis ColoradoatAtlanta N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia,2ndgame ArizonaatSanDiegoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkSyndergaard(R)8-23.2211-52-120.14.43 PhiladelphiaNola(R)6:05p13-32.2817-71-020.01.35 MiamiStraily(R)4-54.429-100-113.26.59 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:05p15-52.1917-81-020.01.35 ChicagoHamels(L)7-94.2210-132-018.01.00 PittsburghWilliams(R)7:05p10-83.6612-112-118.01.00 SanFran.Rodriguez(R)6-12.259-31-021.00.86 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)7:10p6-34.467-52-018.11.96 ColoradoFreeland(L)10-73.0215-91-119.12.33 AtlantaNewcomb(L)7:35p10-53.4013-101-018.23.38 MilwaukeePeralta(R)5-34.477-41-113.06.92 St.LouisFlaherty(R)8:15p6-63.228-112-118.12.95 ArizonaRay(L)3-24.836-90-015.24.60 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)10:10p6-63.458-101-116.03.94AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TorontoStroman(R)4-85.038-90-117.04.24 NewYorkLynn(R)7:05p8-84.4610-121-018.11.47 BaltimoreHess(R)2-66.252-90-214.28.59 ClevelandCarrasco(R)7:10p14-63.5014-82-120.21.31 TampaBayStanek(R)1-32.428-110-05.03.60 BostonJohnson(L)7:10p3-33.956-22-017.24.58 LosAngelesDespaigne(R)2-05.310-10-05.07.20 TexasMinor(L)8:05p9-64.6111-113-018.23.38 KansasCityJunis(R)6-114.829-131-016.23.24 ChicagoShields(R)8:10p4-144.418-170-220.03.60 DetroitBoyd(L)7-104.2011-122-119.12.33 MinnesotaGibson(R)8:10p6-93.4911-131-218.04.00 HoustonMorton(R)12-32.8814-91-119.02.84 OaklandJackson(R)10:05p4-22.487-23-019.10.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA L.A.(NL)Buehler(R)5-43.328-61-119.11.40 SeattleLeBlanc(L)10:10p7-23.8013-61-115.25.74 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.17 1904: JesseTannehilloftheBostonRedSoxpitcheda no-hitter,beatingtheChicagoWhiteSox6-0. 1920: ClevelandshortstopRayChapmandiedfroma beaningbyCarlMaysoftheNewYorkYankeesonAug. 16.Thiswastheonlyon-“eldfatalityinmajorleague history. 1933: NewYorksLouGehrigplayedinhis1,308th straightgametobreakEverettScottsrecordof1,307. Gehrigssingleandtripledidntpreventthelast-place St.LouisBrownsfrombeatingtheYankees7-6in10 inningsatSportsmansPark. 1944: JohnnyLindelloftheNewYorkYankeeshitfour consecutivedoublesina10-3victoryovertheClevelandIndians.Lindelldroveintworunsandscored twice. 1963: JimHickmanbecamethe“rstNewYorkMetto hitforcycleina7-3winovertheSt.LouisCardinals. Hickmangotthecycleinhis“rstfourtimesup:in single,double,triple,homerorder. 1972: SteveCarltonofthePhiladelphiaPhilliesbecame the“rst20-gamewinnerthisseasonbywinninghis 15thconsecutivegame,a9-4victoryovertheCincinnatiReds. 1992: KevinGrosspitchedano-hitterasLosAngeles beatSanFrancisco2-0atDodgersStadium. 1999: JesseOroscosetamajorleaguerecordbypitchinginhis1,072ndgame,breakingatiewithDennis Eckersleyatopthecareerlist.The42-year-oldOrosco tookthemoundwithtwooutsintheseventhinningof BaltimoresvictoryoverMinnesota. 2001: JeffFryebecamethesecondTorontoplayertohit forthecycleastheBlueJaysbeatTexas11-3. S TATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,102;Betts,Boston,99;Martinez,Boston,88;Benintendi,Boston,85;Ramirez, Cleveland,84;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Segura,Seattle, 78;Stanton,NewYork,78;Bregman,Houston,77;Rosario,Minnesota,76. RBI: Martinez,Boston,104;Davis,Oakland,93;Ramirez, Cleveland,89;Encarnacion,Cleveland,81;Haniger, Seattle,78;Cruz,Seattle,77;Stanton,NewYork,77; Lowrie,Oakland,76;Lindor,Cleveland,75;Bregman, Houston,74. HITS: Segura,Seattle,148;Martinez,Boston,147; Lindor,Cleveland,142;Betts,Boston,140;Rosario,Minnesota,140;Merri“eld,KansasCity,136;Castellanos, Detroit,135;Altuve,Houston,134;Ramirez,Cleveland, 132;Stanton,NewYork,132. DOUBLES: Lindor,Cleveland,39;Bregman,Houston,38; Escobar,Arizona,37;Betts,Boston,35;Abreu,Chicago, 34;Andujar,NewYork,34;Bogaerts,Boston,33;Castellanos,Detroit,33;Martinez,Boston,33;2tiedat32. TRIPLES: Smith,TampaBay,9;Sanchez,Chicago,9; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman, Oakland,6;Profar,Texas,6;Span,Seattle,6;4tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,37;Ramirez,Cleveland, 36;Davis,Oakland,34;Gallo,Texas,31;Cruz,Seattle, 30;Stanton,NewYork,30;Trout,LosAngeles,30; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Betts,Boston,27;2tiedat26. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,27;Ramirez,Cleveland,27;Merri“eld,KansasCity,26;Smith,TampaBay, 26;Betts,Boston,24;Anderson,Chicago,22;Trout,Los Angeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;Lindor,Cleveland, 19;DeShields,Texas,18. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,15-6;Porcello,Boston, 15-5;Severino,NewYork,15-6;Carrasco,Cleveland, 14-6;Snell,TampaBay,14-5;Happ,NewYork,13-6;5 tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97;Snell,TampaBay,2.10;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.52;Kluber,Cleveland,2.68;Cole,Houston,2.71;Morton,Houston,2.88; Severino,NewYork,3.27;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.38; Fiers,Oakland,3.38. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,219;Sale,Boston,219; Verlander,Houston,217;Bauer,Cleveland,214;Paxton, Seattle,176;Severino,NewYork,173;Morton,Houston, 171;Kluber,Cleveland,160;Berrios,Minnesota,157; Carrasco,Cleveland,155. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,86;Albies,Atlanta,84; Carpenter,St.Louis,82;Yelich,Milwaukee,82;Arenado,Colorado,78;Harper,Washington,76;Freeman, Atlanta,75;Goldschmidt,Arizona,75;Baez,Chicago, 74;2tiedat73. RBI: Baez,Chicago,89;Suarez,Cincinnati,88;Aguilar, Milwaukee,87;Arenado,Colorado,84;Story,Colorado, 83;Rizzo,Chicago,78;Markakis,Atlanta,76;Freeman, Atlanta,75;Harper,Washington,74;Hoskins,Philadelphia,73. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,150;Freeman,Atlanta,149; Albies,Atlanta,135;Gennett,Cincinnati,135;Peraza, Cincinnati,135;Castro,Miami,132;Story,Colorado, 132;4tiedat131. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,37;Albies,Atlanta,33; Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Freeman,Atlanta,33;Story, Colorado,33;Baez,Chicago,32;Rendon,Washington, 29;Hoskins,Philadelphia,28;Crawford,SanFrancisco, 27;CTaylor,LosAngeles,27. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;Baez,Chicago,8;Nimmo, NewYork,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;Desmond,Colorado,6;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,6;Difo,Washington,6; Rosario,NewYork,6;8tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Arenado,Colorado,30;Harper,Washington,30;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 29;Goldschmidt,Arizona,27;Muncy,LosAngeles,26; Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez,Chicago,25;Story,Colorado,25;2tiedat23. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,32;Hamilton, Cincinnati,29;SMarte,Pittsburgh,28;Inciarte,Atlanta, 24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Cain,Milwaukee,21; Jankowski,SanDiego,20;Baez,Chicago,19;Peraza, Cincinnati,18;2tiedat16. 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;7tiedat10. 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,3.18;Arrieta, Philadelphia,3.33;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.40. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,227;deGrom,New York,195;Corbin,Arizona,190;Greinke,Arizona,158; Pivetta,Philadelphia,153;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,152.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSox6,Detroit5 Seattle2,Oakland0,12inn. TampaBay6,N.Y.Yankees1 Toronto6,KansasCity5 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs8,Milwaukee4 Atlanta5,Miami2 St.Louis4,Washington2 L.A.Dodgers4,SanFrancisco3,12inn. Interleague Minnesota6,Pittsburgh4 N.Y.Mets16,Baltimore5 Philadelphia7,Boston4 Cleveland4,Cincinnati3 Houston12,Colorado1 L.A.Angels3,SanDiego2 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TorontoatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. BaltimoreatCleveland,4:05p.m. HoustonatOakland,4:05p.m. DetroitatMinnesota,7:10p.m. KansasCityatChi.WhiteSox,7:10p.m. TampaBayatBoston,7:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatTexas,8:05p.m. NationalLeague N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia,4:05p.m. ChicagoCubsatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. MiamiatWashington,7:05p.m. ColoradoatAtlanta,7:10p.m. SanFranciscoatCincinnati,7:10p.m. MilwaukeeatSt.Louis,7:15p.m. ArizonaatSanDiego,8:40p.m. Interleague L.A.DodgersatSeattle,10:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSPITCHERTOSTREAM MIKEMONTGOMERY,SP,ChicagoCubs (33percent): Montgomeryhasgivenup oneruninhislasttwostartsandtakes onthePiratesthisweek.Hehasacareer 2.30ERAin27IPagainstthePirates,and gaveuponeruninsixIPinhislaststart againsttheBrewers. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos10239899140.352 JMartinezBos11544288147.333 AltuveHou10440764134.329 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea11447178148.314 TroutLAA10937282115.309 JoRamirezCle11843784132.302 SimmonsLAA10941156124.302 BrantleyCle10843370130.300 Merri“eldKC11645556136.299 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl11946275149.323 MarkakisAtl11946769150.321 YelichMil10742482131.309 ArenadoCol11442578131.308 GennettCin11744269135.305 MartinezStL11439441120.305 DickersonPit10238652117.303 CainMil10439562119.301 DPeraltaAri10943159129.299 AlmoraChC11234354102.297 ThroughAug.15 TheNewYorkMetsJoseBautista,center,high-“ves WilmerFloresafterBautistahitagrandslamduringthe “fthinningofThursdaysgameagainstthePhiladelphia Phillies.TheMetsrolled24-4inthe“rstgameofa doubleheader.[TOMMIHALEK/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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Auto review: The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is compact crossover that thinks its a roadsterBy Barry SpykerTribune News ServiceGuess it should come as no surprise that legendary Italian roadster-maker Alfa Romeo would target driving enthusi-asts with its first entry into the highly competitive premium-crossover segment. Leave the practical stuff and elegant niceties for the other guys.Alfa's 2018 Stelvio planted the start button right on the racy flat-bottom leather wheel. Flip it into Dynamic mode and watch this compact crossover sprint to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, then cruise through the S curves like a cobra on steroids. Does this thing know it's not a roadster?The Stelvio, named for a long and winding road in the Italian Alps, is blessed with Alfa's iconic triangular grille and two side air intakes, it has nicely sculpted side panels and a cut-off tail that pays homage to the maker's roots in racing.Under the hood of the Stelvio Sport is an aluminum 2.0-liter inline-4-cylinder engine that gets 280 hp and 306 poundfeet of torque. It's mated to a sometimes quirky 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode „ operated by two amusingly large paddle shifters.It is likely the quickest | Friday, August 17, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: My question deals with jumping a dead car that has not been started for over a month. The battery is eight months old. I tried jumping the car with no success. I had good cable contacts on both batteries and had the running car idling at 2,000 to 2,500 rpm (sometimes higher but not over 3,000 rpm) for several minutes before trying to start the dead one. And I kept it at high idle throughout the process. All I could muster was enough power in the dead car to get something to continuously click and a few lights to come on. I just could not get enough cranking amps into the dead car. I tried another host car with the same disappointing results. Periodically, I would re-jiggle the cable claws to make sure I had a good battery contact. The temperature was about 80 degrees. The next day when the tow truck came, he just connected his portable battery jumper box to the dead battery and it immediately started! Evidently the portable unit was providing way more cranking amp power than jumping between two cars. So is there anything I could have done in the jumping process to increase the odds of success? Or should I invest in a real good portable unit (>500CCA) and throw the battery cables out? The cables were middle of the road quality and on the long side which may not have helped? I assume shorter and real heavy gauge are best to prevent amperage loss? A: It sounds like you applied sound procedures in your jump starting attempt. My hunch is possibly the non-starting vehicle had a dirty battery terminal connection and the service provider raked one or both of his/her cable clamp sides across the top of the battery posts, the other side of the clamp on the battery terminal, circumventing the poor connection. Or one of your jumper cables suffered from a poor connection within one of the clamp/cable assemblies. Heat is a great indicator of electrical resistance! You are correct: Short and thick is best on the cables. Im also a fan of portable jump start units. Thanks to modern battery technology theyre lightweight, robust and convenient. Perhaps other readers can share recommendations for units they are pleased with. I received several comments regarding the recent column about battery testing and replacement, and there are certainly many ways to approach this and other situations. Here are a couple of the comments: Why wouldnt you just call AAA. They will not only come to you, but they will also check your battery condition and your whole charging system. If a battery is needed, it can be replaced right then and there. Plus they have a three-year warranty. And if you have any problem starting your car after that, anywhere, AAA will send a tech to wherever you are to recheck it. To me its a no-brainer. Check it out!Ž „ Robert J. Your advice was good, though I would disagree UNDER THE HOODTroubleshooting jumper cable failure Brad Bergholdt Cruise curves like a cobra on steroidsBy Mark PhelanTribune News ServiceSome of America's favor-ite, best-selling vehicles are about to get safer.Advanced driver assistance systems like collision alert and autonomous emergency braking are increasingly common in affordable, high-volume cars and SUVs at the heart of the market."Our surveys show shop-pers increasingly want more technology that assists in making them better, safer drivers," Autotrader execu-tive analyst Michelle Krebs said. "They feel some features should be standard, but are willing to pay extra for more advanced systems."After resisting safety regulations for a couple of generations, automakers have learned that being perceived as a safety leader is good for business.We've come a long way since the days when auto execs would intone "people won't pay for safety" as if it were carved in stone when Moses came down from the mountain.Legendary Chrysler chair-man Lee Iacocca fiercely resisted mandatory front air bags. He swore they'd make new cars too expen-sive for the average Joe, then became air bags' most ardent pitchman when he realized people would happily pay for a feature with proven safety benefits. Preventing accidentsSubaru, Honda and Toyota capitalized on this early. They created proprietary names for suites of safety systems and offered them to popular models ahead of the competition. Subaru EyeSight, Honda Sensing and Toyota Safety Sense, which include features like autonomous emergency braking, blind spot alert and road-sign recognition, have become a core part of the companies' branding and sales pitch.These features will prevent accidents and save lives.I've experienced them all in real-world driving. They work, and the companies with the best engineers program them so subtly that you'll never realize you have automatic emergency brakes until they keep you out of trouble.None of the features in the systems is unique. Any automaker could offer them. Most do on some models, but the idea of packaging and promoting them on top sellers is new. Spotting danger, and pedestriansFord jumped on the band-wagon in a big way this year with its Co-Pilot 360 system. Ford will make the system standard on all upcoming vehicles introduced in the U.S. It debuts on the 2019 Fusion midsize sedan and Edge Sport SUV this year and will be on the Ranger when the midsize pickup debuts next year.Co-Pilot 360 includes standard: automatic emergency braking, collision alert, pedestrian detection, blind spot alert, lane-keep-ing assist and automatic high beams.Ford is rolling out CoPilot all over the world, with different features on vehicles in individual markets. The name could soon be as closely associated with the Blue Oval as Ecoboost turbocharged engines, the beneficiary of an earlier Ford marketing blitz.Toyota is already on the second generation of its Safety Sense system. It's standard on vehicles includ-ing the Camry, America's best-selling car; RAV4 best-selling SUV; and Avalon.The latest version of Safety Sense includes: collision alert, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and bicycle detection, lane departure alert, road sign information on the These best-selling cars and SUVs are about to get saferThe 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is named for a long and winding road in the Italian Alps. [ALFA ROMEO] 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SportBase MSRP: $43,795 As tested: $53,585 (includes Static and Dynamic safety packages, $2,300; 3D navigation and 8.8-inch display, $1,550; Harmon Kardon sound system, $900; dual-pane sunroof, $1,350) Whats all the excitement about? Alfa Romeos new Stelvio looks like a compact crossover but it drives like a sports car Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder, mated to 8-speed automatic transmission Hows the performance? 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds, quarter mile in 14 ticks What about fuel economy? Better than average for the segment: EPA-rated at 22 mpg city, 28 highway, for 24 mpg combined The 2019 Fusion is the “ rst Ford vehicle globally with Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technology. [FORD MOTOR COMPANY/TNS] One of the Honda Sensing technologies includes Road Departure Mitigation which can adjust steering and braking if you cross detected lanes without signaling. [HONDA/TNS] See ROMEO, C2 See CABLE, C2 See SAFE, C2


C2 Friday, August 17, 2018 | DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByIfatirespressureistoolow,too muchofthetiretouchestheroad, whichincreasesfrictionandcan causeblowouts. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSTerrafugiatobegintesting ”yingcarsinNewHampshireFlyingcarsarethestuff ofsci-fimoviesnotreality, orarethey?TerrafugiaisaMassachusetts-basedcom-panyworkingonbuilding flyingcarsanditrecentlysecuredpermissiontobegin testingthematanairportin Nashua,NewHampshire.Terrafugiaisleasing hangarspaceattheairportandexpectsittobeadequatetomanagethefirstcoupleofyearsoftesting.Itsflying car,calledtheTransition, isntjustapipedream.Itsslatedforproductionin2019. Thecompanyplanstohave b etween6and10employees atthenewfacility.Althoughthatsasmallnumbertostart,Terrafugiaexpectsthatnumbertogrowandforthe airporttoeventuallybeits b aseofoperationsforboth maintenancetrainingandpilottraining. Sincethisisntjustaplaneorjustacar,butboth,test-ingisabitmorecomplicated.Thevehicleneedstobein compliancewithbothFed-eralAviationAdministrationandNationalHighwayTraf-ficSafetyAdministrations regulations,sobothroad testsandflighttestswillbeperformedinandaroundtheairport.Itwillalsorequiretwo licensestooperate.Youll needyourdriverslicenseandasportpilotlicense.Thatshouldtakecareofanywor-riesthattheskywillsuddenly b efullofpeoplewhohavenoideahowtofly. M oreContentNowByGregZylaMoreContentNowBasePrice: $24,800 Priceastested: $36,915 Thisweek,werebehind thewheelofthe2018Nissan Rogue,thelargersiblingof theall-newRogueSportwe testedearlierthisyear.Rogue isnotonlyNissansbestsellingsmallerSUVvehicle, itistheoverallbestselleras consumersmoveawaymore andmorefromsedansto SUVs.OurtestdriveRogue arrivedinupper-classSL trimwithAllWheelDrive (AWD)mechanicals.Notable upfrontisthatall2018Rogue models,fromStoSL,now comestandardwithautomaticemergencybraking. AvailableinthreeversionsincludingS,SVandtop lineSL,RogueisaSmyrna, Tennessee,builtsmallto mid-sizesportutilitythat startsatjust$24,800for theSfrontwheeldrive.The AWDSstartsat$26,150and thenjumpsuptoRogueSV FWDat$26.020;SVAWDat $27,370;SLFWDat$31,180 andourtopclasstesterSL AWDat$32,410. Debutingin2008,this secondgenerationRogue featuresaslightlylonger wheelbase(105.9versus 106.5),betterinteriordimensions,morecargospace (maximumisupbyover10 cu.ft.)andcomfortableyet sportysuspension.Nissan movedproductionofthenew generationRoguefromJapan toTennesseein2013,adding 900jobstotheTennessee workforcewhichnowtotals over7,000attheplant. EachandeveryRogue comespoweredbya2.5-liter 170-horsepowerinlinefourcylinderthatdelivers175 lb.ft.oftorque.Theengine transferspowerthroughan Xtroniccontinuouslyvariableautomatictransmission (CVT)thatnowhasamanual SportModeŽshifter.Fuel mileageisverygoodasthe frontdrivedelivers26city and33highwaywhilethe AWDisjustonelessMPGat 25and32,respectively.These EPAfuelmileagenumberare fivebetterthantheprevious generation(2008to2012) modelswetestedthanksto betterenginefuelmanagement,anECO(Economy) modeselection,andall-new underbodyaerodynamic additionsthatimproves aerodynamicdragcoefficient byupby10percent. Outside,Roguesdesignis ablendofsmoothlinesand aerodynamictouchesthat pleasemosteveryconsumer demographic. Enhancementsfor2018 includetheadditionof availablePilotAssisttechnology,whichprovides assistedsteering,braking andaccelerationduring singlelanehighwaydriving. Thisoptionispartofa$790 PlatinumPackageoptionour testerfeatured,andishighly recommended.Alongwith ProPilotyouwillreceive 19-inchalloywheelsandan electronicparkingbrake. Alsonewfor2018isNissan ConnectwithAppleCarPlay andAndroidAuto.Thisisan upgradetoallmodels,along withafifthUSBportinside theconsole. IfyoubuyanSLgrade orbetter,youllfindstandardIntelligentCruiseon 2018models,alongwith lanedeparture,pedestrian detection,laneintervention, andautomaticemergency braking.Thisisagoodreason tostartwithanSLRogue, asour4x4testerstarted withabasepriceof$32,410. Importantnumbersincludea 106.5-inchwheelbase,3,659 lb.curbweight,from39.3to 70cu.ft.ofcargospacewith seatsup,1,100lb.maximum towcapacityanda14.5gallonfueltank. Insummary,with2019 modelsnotthatfaraway, leftoverRoguesandthose certifiedusedwith7,500to 15,000milesofferoutstandingvalues. GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andGateHouseMedia.TestDrive:2018NissanRogueLikes: Looks,reliability reviews,splendidinterior, enhancedsafety. Dislikes: Noisyengine,some safetyitemsunavailableon entryS,priceymoonroof option. 2018NissanRogue.[NISSAN] with taking the battery to an auto parts store for a conductance test. Those tests and testers are notoriously inaccurate. What is needed is a real load test with a good old fashioned battery tester that puts an actual load on the battery. In the circles I run in, no one will trust one of those tests. And most especially if they say the battery is good." „ Martin I agree about the merits of a battery load test, if it's performed properly on a fully charged battery (that's the fly in the ointment). Given the opportunity I like to run both a conductance test and a load test, to be as sure as possible of a battery's true capabilities! Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradbergholdt@gmail. com; he cannot make personal replies. CABLEFrom Page C1instrument panel or headup display, adaptive cruise control with automatic lane centering, automatic high beams and lane departure assist.Honda just sold its one millionth vehicle with Honda Sensing in the U.S. It's stan-dard on the 2018 Accord, America's second-bestselling car, and the Clarity fuel cell and electric models. It'll be standard on the 2019 Insight hybrid. It's an option on the Fit, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline.Elements of Honda Sensing include: automatic emer-gency braking, collision alert, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, which corrects if it senses the vehicle going off the road, and adaptive cruise control. Subaru was among the first automakers to offer advanced driver assistance systems across the model line. Only the BRZ sport coupe can't be ordered with the system, which includes: automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep-ing assist.EyeSight is standard on Subaru's 2019 Legacy, Ascent, Outback and Forester. Subaru introduced the system in 2013 and has been steadily adding features and vehicles. More choices aheadOther automakers are also adding driver assistance sys-tems, but in a more piecemeal fashion rather than as a set of standard features.Nissan will unveil its new trademarked suite of safety features, Safety Shield 360, this fall with automatic front and rear emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot alert and automatic high beams. Hyundai is currently offer-ing its SmartSense set of assistance features on two SUVs, the new Kona subcom-pact and upcoming Santa Fe compact.Chevrolet offers nearly all the features on big sellers like the Equinox, Silverado and Malibu, but has yet to package them in a branded pitch or make them standard equipment.Automakers have agreed to make automatic braking standard by the end of 2022, but competition and customer demand is likely to make it and many of the other assistance features common well before that.It's a far cry from the days when automakers had to be dragged kicking and scream-ing to add features like shoulder belts and air bags. SAFEFrom Page C14-banger in its class and will hit the quarter-mile marker in 14 seconds. And it's arguably one of the best handling crossovers on the road, aided by Alfa's Q4 all-wheel-drive system that is rear-biased but can transfer up to 60 percent of the power to the front when needed. It hugs curves with little body lean and scampers out of them with catlike grace.Monitoring and adjusting throttle and stiffness are sepa-rate driving modes Alfa calls DNA „ Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency. A fourth mode, Race, speaks for itself. There are no off-road modes, however.Steering is light and quick to respond, helping to make the two-ton crossover feel leaner. And standard on all Stelvios are gloss-red Brembo brakes: 4-piston front calipers with 13-inch rotors up front, single-piston with 12.5-inch rotors in the rear. One issue around town is the sluggish stop-start function; better to turn it off although that would affect mileage slightly. Stelvio scores high in fuel economy, earning an EPA-rated 22 mpg city, 28 highway, better than average for this class.Inside, Stelvio Sport has a clean and simple design and can be appointed with walnut trim and leather-wrapped door panels and accent stitching. Seats are comfortable and adjusted with 10-way power which should accommodate the needs of most. An optional 3D navigation system an 8.8inch display ($1,550) is sharp and bright but can be frustrat-ing in its function. It's controlled with a rotary dial, rather than touchscreen, and feels outdated. Check with your dealer to make sure Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available since they were not earlier in the pro-duction year but were expected later.The standard sound system is OK but an upgraded 14-speaker Harman Kardon system is worth the extra $900 bucks if you can swing it. Cargo space, accessed through an available hands-free liftgate, is below average for the segment but most will find it adequate. With 18.5 cubic feet of space, there's plenty of space for two sets of golf clubs or beach chairs and a cooler. Drop the rear seats and it opens up 56 cubic feet of space.Advanced safety features cost extra on the Sport trim, including a "Static" package ($800) for parking sensors and blind-spot monitors, and a "Dynamic" package ($1,500) that gets the good stuff: adaptive cruise with full-stop, forward colli-sion warning with auto braking and lane departure warning. While Stelvio may lag among its German foes (i.e., Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC) in premium fea-tures and interior space, it makes up for it with dashing looks and performance. And if it's even higher performance you seek, check out Quadrifoglio version: It has a twin-turbo, 505-hp V-6 and races to 60 in under four seconds. ROMEOFrom Page C1The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport is an aluminum 2.0-liter inline-4-cylinder engine that gets 280 hp and 306 pound-feet of torque. [ALFA ROMEO]

PAGE 19 | Friday, August 17, 2018 C3 I nthefirstepisodeof MakingIt,Žacompetitionthatcelebratesthe worldwidephenomenonŽ ofcrafting,hostAmy Poehlersaysthatherand co-hostNickOfferman decidedthatlifeisstressfulenough,sowhynot createashowthatmakes youfeelgood?!ŽMissionaccomplished.This charmingshowisnearly impossibletowatchwithoutasmileonyourface. PoehlerandOfferman, whoperfectedtheircomedicpartnerskillsonParks andRecreation,Žarehard nottolike.Theyinject thecompetitionwithsilly banter,wryobservations andfunnyjokes,butalso haveagenuineappreciationforthecompetitors skills.Poehlermakesfun ofherlackofknowledge, whileOfferman,amaster woodworkerwhocreates furniture,istheseasoned craftsman.Itsaset-up forcornyjokesbutalsoa wayforviewerstoconnect totheactionregardlessof theirknowledgebase.And ifyoudontknowwhat decoupageis,adefinitionpopsuponscreen. Eachweekisdividedinto twochallenges:Afastcraft andamastercraft,which isathemedcollection. Thejudges,DaphneIsom Johnson,atrendexperton EtsyandSimonDoonan, awell-knownvisualmerchandiserfamousforhis Barneyswindowdisplays,awardtheweekly competitionwinnerwith apatchbecausethereal prizeisajobwelldone.Ž Butbecauseitsreallynot, thepersonnamedmaster makerŽattheendofthe serieswinsacashprize of$100,000.Thejudges arentharshandweekly eliminationsarekind. Asthecontestantsgetto workwithwoodandpaper andfelttocompletechallengeslikecreatingathreedimensionalrepresentation ofthemselvesasananimal, AmyandNickroamaround theroom,chattingwith eachone.Theydiscover thatAmber,whohasaPhD inclinicalchildpsychologywroteacraftblogthat wentfromahobbytoa careerandthatJeff,who startedoutasaneconomic developmentofficerat theUnitedNationsgotan opportunitytoturnhis passionformakinggifts outofpaperintoavisual merchandisingjob.MarvelingatJeffsstory,Amy says,Youneverknowhow yourlifeisgoingtoturn out.ŽItstheaspirational sidetotheshow,where dreamjobsarepossible. Forthe3-Dchallenge, Ambermakesaunicorn andJeffcreatesabee. Anothercontestant,Robert,constructsastriking shadowpuppettheater representingtheanimals insidehishead.Whimsical, sophisticatedorcutesy, eachcraftisdulyappreciatedbyAmyandNick withappealingsincerity. AmyandNickalsohave funwiththerealitycompetitionformatandits relianceondrama,asthey arebothpartoftheshow andoutsidecommentatorsontheaction.When acontestantsballoon popsduringthebeast withinŽ3-Danimalchallenge,AmysaystoNickin hushedtones,Wasntit weirdhowNicoledidnt reactwhenJosballoon popped?Likemaybeshe knewitaheadoftime?Ž Itstheirabilitytohavefun withtheshowspremise whilegenuinelyadmiring thecontestantscreative effortsthatmakesMakingItŽadelighttowatch. MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED Adelightfulcelebration ofcraftingonMakingIt MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEW ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowAcoupleofthereasons CrazyRichAsiansŽ workswellasacontemporaryromanticcomedy arethatittoucheson universalthemesabout thedifferencesbetween normalŽpeopleandthe veryrich„thecrazy richŽ„andittellsa familiar,warts-and-all lovestorythatwillbe easilyunderstoodand comfortabletowatch forallaudiences. Oneofthereasonsit doesntworkwellisthat, asidefromthenumeroussplashydisplaysof wealth,audienceshave seenthisstorybefore. Yes,ithasanall-Asian cast,andisntplagued b yyetanotherwartsand-alllovestoryfeaturingtheusualwhite suspects,butinthe end,itsjusttoofamiliar,toocomfortable. Basedonthehit 2013novelbyKevin Kwan(sosuccessfulit spawnedtwosequels), thefilmmaintains the500-pagebooks spirit,butifyourea fan,dontgoexpectingtoseewhatyouhad readandpictured. Asalways,when adaptingforthescreen, myriadchangesare made.Alotofitmade ittothemovie,but alotofitdidnt. Still,exceptforsome misplaceddramatic moments(inboththe b ookandthefilm),this isabreezy,funexercise. RachelandNick(ConstanceWuandHenry Golding)havebeen datingforoverayearin NewYorkCity.Hesuggeststhatwhenheheads backtohisnativeSingaporetobebestmanathis friendswedding,Rachel shouldcomealong. Thegimmickofthe storyisthatNicks familyiswealthy„like the1percentwealthy. Butsincemovingtothe Stateshesalwayskept alowprofileaboutthat, andRachelhasnoclue. Becausethefilmsticks closelytoromantic comedyformula,noone isgoingtobesurprised abouthowitends. Butitshardnotto thinkthatitwould haveachievedadifferentlevelofsatisfactionifthestoryhad focusedonmoreinterestingcharacters.CrazyRichAsiansis b reezypredictablefunPeikLin(Awkwa“na),left, triestogivefashionadvice toRachel(ConstanceWu).[WARNERBROS.] CrazyRichAsiansWrittenbyPeterChiarelli andAdeleLin;directedby JonM.Chu WithConstanceWu,Henry Golding,GemmaChan, MichelleYeoh RatedPG-13 MakingItŽisonTuesdaysat10p.m.EDTonNBC.[NBC] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowItsnotaverygood title,butitsabeautifully madefilm,andisoneof thoserarepiecesofcommercialcinemathatworks equallywellforallages. Set20,000yearsagoin thethen-mostlyunsettled wildsofEurope,itopens onagroupofmen,crawlingontheground,spearsin hand,approachingaherd ofbison.Itsthistribes annualhuntbeforethe ruggedwinterclosesin. Thingsgoterriblywrong, especiallyforyoungKeda (KodiSmit-McPhee),who isthesonofthechiefand isonhisfirsthunt,hoping„asishisdad„to provethathescapableof b eingaleadersomeday. Butbeforethesituation isresolved,everything flashesbackoneweek,to justbeforethehunters setout.Usingonlyspare, simpledialogue,allofit subtitled(Ihavenoidea whatlanguagetheywere speaking,orifitwasjust madeup),thescripttells ofancienttribalritualsand hasthechief(Jhannes HaukurJhannesson) attemptingtoteachKeda howtostartafire,how tokillgame,how,upon meetinganewperson,you shouldraiseyourheadand starestraightintohiseyes. Eventhough,atthisearly pointinthefilm,director AlbertHughes(halfofthe Hughesbrothersteam)and cinematographerMartinGschlachthavemade itclearthatthisisgoing tobeastunninglygoodlookingmovieasfaras capturingthescopeofthe landscapeaswellasaction sequences,theytakeita stepfurtherwithageneroususeofnighttimecloseupsoffacesinfirelight. Thefilmstitleeventuallycomesup.Itconcerns theleaderofawolfpack, whichdadtalksabout toKeda,explainingthat yourenotbornanAlpha; youearnit,withcourageandyourheart.Ž Whichgoesbacktowhy thetitledoesntquite work.Thestorycouldbe aboutthatwolf,orabout Kedaonedaybecoming theAlphaofthetribeor about„whenthestory turnstotherelationshipbetweenKedaand awildwolf„whichof themwillbetheAlpha. No,itssimplythename Kedaassignstothatwolf. ButImgettingaheadof myself.Thestoryreturns totheopeninghunt,and chronicleswhatwent wrong,involvinganangry bison,anaccidentKeda suffers,andthehunters „includingdespondent dad„leavinghimfordead onanunreachablecliff ledge.Thestory,muchof itmovingalongvialong stretchesofnodialogue, hasKeda,allbashedup, gettingoutofhisjam,but findinghimselfalonein thewilderness,withonly basicsurvivalskills(he knowstodrinkwaterand eatworms)andasmall knife,whichheusestofend offanattackbyapackof wolves.Hewoundsone, cantbringhimselftokill it,andinexplicablydecides tonurseitbacktohealth. Aquicknoteabout thatwolfŽ:ItsactuallyplayedbyaCzechoslovakianWolfdog. Thefilmturnsintoa storyofsurvival,featuringahumanandawolf. Bothareinjured,neither truststheother,both havebeenabandonedby theirtribes.Theybecome anunlikelyteam,and evolveintoapairofmismatchedbuddies,both tryingtogetbackhome. IwillcallyouAlpha,Ž saysKeda.So,theres yourtitle.Thestory momentarilyveersoff trackwhenAlphas packbrieflyreturns. Butthenthefilmgets intothefiercenessof nature,troubleswithillness,andcelebrationsof heroism,allpairedwith constantremindersofthe vastnessofthelandscape andhowsmallthetwo protagonistsarewithinit. Theupliftingendingis atadridiculous,butthe filmwilldelightkids,and theymightevenlearnafew importantlifelessons. Alphaisanambitious adventureforallages AlphaandKeda(KodiSmit-McPhee)trytomakeitthroughanothercoldnight.[COLUMBIAPICTURES] AlphaWrittenbyDanieleSebastian Wiedenhaupt;directbyAlbert Hughes WithKodiSmit-McPhee RatedPG-13




DEAR ABBY: I'm dating my grammar school and high school sweetheart, "Gary." We've known each other since I was 6. (I'm 33 now.) In high school we dated for nine months and were in love, but he told lies to my dad, so Dad ordered him to stay away. Now, 16 years later, after being only friends all this time, we nally both became single and got back together. Gary is and always has been the love of my life, as I am his. He would do anything for me. He says he wants to marry me and have kids, and he's never said that to any other woman. Since we broke up at 16, Gary has done some bad things (drugs, prison). Because of it, my dad hates him. Dad was nally getting used to Gary being back in my life until a few months ago, when Gary crashed my car after relapsing. Gary is getting me a new car and trying to get my dad to like him, but Dad is stubborn. I know he's just worried about me. I want to bring Gary to my parents' to visit because enough time has gone by since the accident. Is there any way to get my dad used to him? -TORN IN NEW JERSEY DEAR TORN: I think the chances of your father "getting used" to his beloved daughter being married to a convicted felon and drug user who can't quite kick the habit are somewhere between a snowake and hell. Gary may have been the love of your life since childhood, but if you plan to marry him, it's important you get a glimpse of what you may be in for. There are self-help groups for the friends and family of addicts. Join one of them. (Visit to nd the nearest meeting.) If you do, you will meet other individuals who are involved with people who have a drug addiction and learn about the challenges that will face both of you. DEAR ABBY: A longtime friend of mine, "Jenny," and I reunited after years of not speaking. Our pregnancies brought us back together, and since the births of our children we have had playdates, shared baby stories, advice, etc. My problem is, Jenny tries to pass down stained, out-of-season clothes from her child to mine. (She gets free handouts from organizations that help moms and families who aren't nancially well off.) She and her child's father drive brand-new cars with hefty car payments, and they are paying a big mortgage -all the while collecting assistance. It bothers me because, while we struggle, my family doesn't use assistance. We feel it should be used only for those who really need it. Am I silly for letting something like this get to me? I nd myself making excuses to cancel playdates and avoid her. -MAKING MY OWN WAY IN VIRGINIA DEAR MAKING: Your problem isn't the baby clothes. It's that you disapprove of Jenny's values. While you have some things in common, you also have major differences. Among them, your choice to work for what you get and her willingness to game the system. That's a big difference, and you're not being silly. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Womans old sweetheart still cant win her dads approval PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2018:This year you tend to use tension as a motivator. However, you can get locked into a point of view and have difculty gaining a broader perspective. Let others know about some of your dreams that you would like to bring to fruition. If you are single, you radiate a unique intensity, and others cannot stay away from you. You have quite a choice of suitors. If you are attached, the two of you often trigger each other. You have the key to handling the issue. SCORPIO sees you as transparent.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might believe that someone is speaking gibberish. Although this isnt true, this person doesnt seem to connect the dots as you would. Dont worry; keep smiling, and your interactions with this person will work out. Financial gain is possible here. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Defer to others, and be optimistic about an offer. Others will seek you out, as they enjoy your company. If you are in a committed relationship, make sure to dote on your signicant other. You dont want to upset this person. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) When the cats away, the mouse will play. You have acted like a mouse with an absent cat nearly all week. Now you are faced with an enormous amount to catch up on. Dive right in rather than quarrel. You might be surprised by how much you accomplish. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Use today to nish last-minute details for a project. You could be surprised by a loved one; the caring and attention he or she gives you mean a lot. You begin to see the makings of several caring days. Go along with a demand from a loved one. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your instinct might be to stay close to home. If so, you are right to listen to your intuition. Others will nd you should they need you. On the other hand, you might opt to squeeze in some R and R. As a result, you are likely to feel more vibrant. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might not communicate as well as youd like to. You feel as if you are speaking a foreign language and that people dont seem to get it. Take charge of a changeable set of plans. Listen to what others want. Somehow you will make it all work. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Before you say yes to someone, make sure you really want to. Honor a change of heart. Remain secure in what you need to do. Be clear about your desires. Remain open in conversations. Make sure your budget is as tight as youd like. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Beam in more of what you want. You have the charisma and energy to hit a home run. Do not allow someone to change plans or cause a problem. Think positively and you will see better results. Someone might change his or her mind at the last minute. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Listen to the drumbeats. Someone is trying to tell you something, whether you want to hear it or not. Slow down and follow your intuition. You might be hoping for a certain resolution, which could color your perspective as well. Ask for feedback. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You know what you want, but at times you do not use the correct words. Refuse to allow a misunderstanding to even begin. Verify that you are on the same page as someone else, or at least that he or she understands what youre saying.AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Take a stand, if you feel its necessary. You cannot minimize what is happening around you. Know that more responsibility will be dropped on you. Consider that you might not want to play a signicant role. Be honest with what is going on within you. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Put yourself in someone elses shoes. You might not have the control you desire in a tense situation. By identifying with the others involved, you can nd the right action or decision. Others appreciate your sensitivity and support. | Friday, August 17, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, AUG. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 17, 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina. ON THIS DATE: In 1942 during World War II, U.S. 8th Air Force bombers attacked German forces in Rouen, France. U.S. Marines raided a Japanese seaplane base on Makin Island. In 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm that was blamed for 256 U.S. deaths, three in Cuba. In 1978, the rst successful trans-Atlantic balloon ight ended as Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman landed their Double Eagle II outside Paris. In 1982 the rst commercially produced compact discs, a recording of ABBA's "The Visitors," were pressed at a Philips factory near Hanover, West Germany. In 1985, more than 1,400 meatpackers walked o the job at the Geo. A. Hormel and Co.'s main plant in Austin, Minnesota, in a bitter strike that lasted just over a year. In 1987, the musical drama "Dirty Dancing," starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, premiered in New York. In 1999, more than 17,000 people were killed when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Turkey.


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