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LOCAL & STATE | A3ICEHOUSE TALENT, VOLUNTEERS GET AWARDS LOCAL & STATE | A3GROVELAND GIRLS POSTER PLACES THIRD IN THE NATION SALUTE | B1TAVARES VET STILL KNOWN FOR BEING MR. FIX-IT @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, August 18, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Salute ..........................B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports .........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 230 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 President blames DC o cials for high estimateBy Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the ridicu-lously highŽ price tag „ a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.Trump on Twitter accused local Washington, D.C., poli-ticians of price-gouging. But preliminary estimates from the Pentagon showed that roughly $50 million would cover military aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support. The remainder would be borne by other agencies and largely involve security costs.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shot back on Twitter Friday that she was the one who finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities ($21.6M) of parades/events/demonstrations in Trump America (sad).ŽThe Defense Department had announced Thursday there would be no parade in 2018. Trump tweeted that perhaps something could be scheduled next year when the price comes WAY DOWN.Ž He did not explain how the costs would be reduced.Trump said he would instead attend an event at Andrews Air Force Base on another day and travel to Paris for Nov. 11 events marking the centennial of the end of fight-ing in World War I.The president added: Now we can buy some more jet Trump nixes $92M military paradeIn this Jan. 20, 2017, “ le photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington. A U.S. of“ cial said the 2018 Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million „ more than three times the maximum initial estimate. The event has been postponed. [CLIFF OWEN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Jill Colvin and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects hell very quicklyŽ revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dos-sier on Trumps ties to Russia.Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his frustration with the Russia investigation were not over, Trump tweeted that it was a disgraceŽ for Bruce Ohr to be in the Justice Department.His comments came two days after he yanked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, saying he had to do somethingŽ about the riggedŽ federal probe of Russian elec-tion interference. Critics have cast it as an act of political vengeance.Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. The opposition research firm hired former British spy Trump warns hell revoke DOJ o cials clearance By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Local artist Richard Barrenechea, whose interpretation of Van Goghs "Starry Night" masterpiece on a Mount Dora home touched off a wellpublicized battle between the homeowners and the city of Mount Dora, has gotten back to work re-touching and sealing the work hes finished and that has been in place forjust over a year. He was even able to finish the Van Gogh portrait onthe wall in front of the house. Soon hell begin painting where he left off after beingforced to stop working on the mural as homeowners Nancy Nemhauser and Lubomir Jastrzebski became locked in a legal battle with the city.The homeowners sued the city in federal court, but agreed last month to drop their case in return for being allowed to keep and finish the mural, payment of all theirlegal feesand a public apology.But the clock is ticking because the homeowners Work in progressRichard Barrenechea stands in front of the Starry NightŽ house in Mount Dora on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Kimberly MillerGatehouse MediaSANIBEL ISLAND „ On the fine, shell-dappled beaches of Sanibel Island, the putrid corpses of all manner of sea life are scraped into piles by a rag-tag crew with metal-tined rakes.Matilda Meritt, a cigarette between her lips, rhinestone sunglasses, and a shirt that reads wake me when the boring is over,Ž is on the early shift, dropped off in one of two Greyhound buses every morning for a week since tons of death washed up on these shores.World renowned for the shells left on its curved beaches by gentle currents, Sanibel this summer is under attack by a menacing red tide „ an algae confounding scientists with its longevity and overwhelming Floridas A foul task: They pick up Floridas red tide corpsesGretchen Lovewell, Motes program manager for the team that investigates dead and stranded animals, pulls a dead manatee in Shaketts Creek in Nokomis, south of Sarasota, earlier this month. The manatee will be necropsied to determine if it died from the deadly toxins in red tide. [GREG LOVETT/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Starry Night artist busy completing Mount Dora house See ARTIST, A6 See RED TIDE, A6 See TRUMP, A4 See MILITARY, A4


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Thursday, Aug. 16 Cash 4 Life: 9-25-28-29-48-1 Fantasy 5: 14-16-24-28-33 Friday, Aug. 17 Pick 5 Afternoon: 4-0-7-2-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-9-7-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-0-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 2-7LOTTERY DATELINESHARRISBURG, PA.IN BRIEFLOS ANGELESWeapons found after WWII enthusiast stopped at LAXTwo guns were found inside a pickup truck after a driver was stopped at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, but police say the man was released without charges.Airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon says the driver was stopped around 8:30 a.m. Friday along a main entry road to the airport, which remained closed for about an hour. He says officers searched the vehicle and found two firearms, including a rifle, and what initially appeared to be several hand grenades. The driver told police he was a World War II enthusiast and the grenades were inert and filled with silicone.RALEIGH, N.C.DA: Teen who stopped attack was taught to shoot by late dadA teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in North Carolina, a prosecutor said Friday.Steven Kelley, 46, was found dead by deputies who responded Aug. 8 to a call about a shooting at the house in the North Carolina foothills west of Charlotte, authorities said. He was shot twice and killed by his girlfriends 15-year-old daughter after he attacked the woman and threatened to kill her and her three children in the home they all shared, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said.GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPPalestinians say 2 killed by Israel “ re at Gaza borderTwo Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gazas Health Ministry said Friday.The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of burning tires at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and sometimes live fire. Israels military said some Palestinians also threw improvised explosives and firebombs at the fence and that several were spotted briefly crossing into Israeli territory. It said troops fired live rounds selectively according to standard operat-ing procedures.Ž The Associated PressBishop Ronald Gainer, of the Harrisburg Diocese, celebrates mass Friday at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg, Pa. Gainer, who was named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, said Friday he has profound remorseŽ and offers his heartfelt apologyŽ to the victims. Forty“ ve of the priests named in the report served in the Harrisburg diocese. [MATT ROURKE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]BUCHAREST, ROMANIAPeople run as riot police try to clear the area during the Aug. 10 protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania. Romania Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday defended the use of force by riot police during a violent anti-government protest that left more than 450 people injured earlier this month. More than 200 criminal complaints have been “ led against Romanian police. [VADIM GHIRDA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Several prominent institutions are now acknowledging need for a stronger response to misconduct claims against church leadersBy David CraryThe Associated PressAs the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangeli-cal institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers.In many ways, the phenomenon at evangelical denominations is an offshoot of the #MeToo movement, as evidenced by the #ChurchToo hashtag accompanying accounts of church-related abuse that have been shared on Twitter.The victims are coming forward to expose abuse in the Protestant evangelical world where some say the misdeeds have been just as pervasive, though less publi-cized, as the acts committed by Catholic clergy.I really believe churches need to enter into a season of lament, acknowledging decades of failure to under-stand, address and confront these horrors,Ž said Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham who heads GRACE, a ministry working to combat sexual abuse in churches.The turmoil in evangelical ranks coincides with new disclosures about abuse by Catholic clergy in the U.S., including multiple allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and a scathing grand jury report about rampant abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses. However, the Catholic Church has been grappling publicly with its clergy abuse problem for more than two decades. For many American evangelicals, the #Church-Too angst of recent weeks has been a painfully new experience.In late July, the Southern Baptist Convention „ the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. „ announced plans to create a high-level study group to develop strategies for com-batting sexual abusers and ministering to their victims. The move followed a series of revelations about sexual misconduct cases involving Southern Baptist churches and seminaries, including allegations that led to the ouster of powerful leader Paige Patterson as president of a seminary in Texas.Sexual assault and sexual abuse are Satanic to the core,Ž said the Rev. Russell Moore, a high-ranking Southern Baptist Convention leader. Churches should be the ones leading the way when it comes to protecting the vulnerable from predators.ŽThe issues have spread beyond the Southern Baptists.Last week, sexual miscon-duct allegations against one of the countrys highestprofile evangelicals, Bill Hybels, led to wrenching changes at Willow Creek Community Church, the Chicago-area megachurch he founded. The churchs board of elders and lead pastor, before announcing plans to resign, said they would form an advisory council of Christian leaders from across the U.S. to over-see an investigation of the allegations lodged by several women against Hybels.Hybels retired in April after some allegations were publicized, although at the time the elders belittled the women who spoke up. Announcement of the independent inquiry came a day after The New York Times quoted Hybels former executive assistant, Pat Baranowksi, as saying the pastor repeatedly groped and harassed her in the 1980s.The elders, in a statement, apologized to Baranowski and the other women who alleged abuse ranging from suggestive comments to unwanted kissing and hugging.The church should always follow in Jesus footsteps to help the wounded find healing, and we are sorry we added to your pain,Ž the elders said. We are sorry that our initial statements were so insensitive, defensive, and reflexively protective of Bill.ŽIn the Chicago case and others like it, the abuse was carried out by ministers who wield tremendous influence over their congregations, leading to situations where victims are silenced and blamed themselves for the abuse.The pastor is someone who has authority, power, influence, and the victim usually is someone who doesnt,Ž Tchividjian said. The abusers walk away in great confidence that the victim will not speak out.ŽThe recent public disclosures of abuse „ and the unprecedented apologies „ result largely from victims newfound willingness to share their stories on social media in the #MeToo era, said psychologist Diane Langberg, an expert on sexual abuse and other trau-mas occurring in the context of Christian churches.Social media has given them a place to go with their stories other than to those in power,Ž said Langberg, who runs a clinic near Phil-adelphia. That has opened a door for voices that have never been heard or welcomed. And because there are so many who are coming forward, it lends a greater credibility.ŽGiven the Southern Baptist Conventions prominence, the work of its sexual abuse study group over the next year will be closely watched, particularly by those who question the denominations insistence on male leadership in the home and the church. Under SBC doctrine, a wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband.ŽAdvocates for abuse victims are cautiously hopeful that the SBCs new president, North Carolina megachurch pastor J.D. Greear, is committed to curtailing abuse, but they want assurances that the group will include experts from outside the SBC, as well as abuse survivors.The group needs to be 50 percent women,Ž said Ashley Easter, a writer and activist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. If this is another good old boys club meeting, nothing is going to change.ŽEvangelicals confront sex abuse issuesIn this Aug. 8 photo, audience members react as it is announced at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., that lead pastor Heather Larson is stepping down, and the entire Board of Elders will do so by the end of the year. [STEVE LUNDY/DAILY HERALD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS SPRING HILLBaby dies after being left in hot car in drivewayAuthorities say a baby has died after being left in a hot car in Florida. Hernando County Sheriff's officials say Eric O'Callaghan found his son, 9-monthold Keyton, in the car in the driveway Friday morning. The father performed CPR on his son until rescuers arrived. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.Authorities say the baby had been in the care of his mother, Cami Lee Moyer, since Thursday night. Inves-tigators are still interviewing her.It's unclear how long Keyton had been in the car. No others details were released.MIAMIMan gets life in prison for airport shootingAn Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge ordered Friday.U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom accepted a plea deal in which Esteban Santiago, 28, agreed to admit to the shoot-ing if prosecutors would not seek the death penalty. Santi-ago pleaded guilty in May to 11 charges of causing death and violence at an international airport.Santiago, of Anchorage, Alaska, admitted he opened fire with a handgun in a baggage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after traveling there on a one-way ticket. He retrieved a box containing a Walther 9mm handgun from checked luggage, loaded it in a restroom and came out firing 15 shots.Judge Bloom called the rampage "85 seconds of evil" and said she found it difficult to "separate the evil of the acts from the evil in the man.""You destroyed families in this senseless attack," the judge said.FORT MYERSMan faces life in prison for killing infant A 29-year-old Florida man faces life in prison after jurors found him guilty of abusing and killing an 8-month-old child he was babysitting.The state attorney's office in southwest Florida said in a news release that jurors delib-erated for under two hours following a four-day trial.Prosecutors say Rafael Antonio Carrion Jr. had been babysitting the baby and two other children in November 2016. On Thanksgiving Day, he called 911 because the baby was unresponsive. The child was taken to a hospital where he later died of blunt force trauma to the skull. He also had significant bruising and had cocaine in his system.TALLAHASSEEFlorida's jobless rates drops slightly in JulyFlorida's unemployment rate dipped slightly in July.State officials announced Friday the unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent last month. That's lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent.The latest estimates say there are about 383,000 unemployed people out of a workforce of more than 10.2 million.National data show Florida added the second highest amount of jobs in the nation last month. California added 46,700 jobs while Florida picked up 27,400 jobs.Florida has added 210,600 total jobs since July 2017. Cali-fornia added nearly 333,000 jobs while Texas added more than 377,000.Florida's overall growth rate for the last 12 months was 2.5 percent, which was tied for the nation's 7th highest rate. Wire reportsBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentGROVELAND „ What started out as a poster for a local contest has become a state championship and a third-place national finish for 11-year-old Charlotte Sandoval Revelo.I was hoping to win in my school „ I didnt know it would be in other states,Ž Charlotte said.Last school year while she was at Groveland Elementary School, Char-lottes art teacher, Nesly Latorre, told students about a poster contest by the Lake-Sumter Sons of the American Revolution.The contest, for children in third through fifth grade, focused on the Battle of Pensacola „ which the SAR said it considers one of the most significant battles of the American Revolution.Although she was not familiar with the battle, Charlotte decided to enter the contest.Her parents, Claudia Sandoval and Jose Albino, helped her research the battle online.The Lake-Sumter SAR asked local elementary schools last fall for submissions. Each school picked a winner, which was judged at the April SAR chapter meeting.After winning the chap-ter, Charlottes poster was submitted to the state competition, where she won again.The next step was the national competition, where it placed third. The poster will be on display at the national SAR head-quarters in Kentucky for the next year.Groveland is also going to recognize the achievement in a meeting in October.While Charlotte enjoys art, she said she would like to become a law enforcement officer or go into an intelligence agency in the future. The money she received from the competition was used to start a savings account for her education.Poster childCharlotte Sandoval Revelo took third place in the national Sons of the American Revolution poster competition. [LINDA FLOREA PHOTOS/CORRESPONDENT] Charlotte Sandoval Revelos entrant in the national Sons of the American Revolution poster competition. The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott, who killed a major publically-financed high speed rail project in his first year in office, has invested with his wife in a fund that has links to a private company building a new high speed rail line.The Miami Herald reported Thursday that new financial disclosures show Scott and his wife have invested in a credit fund run by the parent company of All Aboard Florida. All Aboard Florida is building the Brightline line from Miami to Orlando, but recently expressed interest in extending it to Tampa.Scott in 2011 rejected $2.4 billion the federal government offered the state to build a high speed rail line to Tampa. He said the proj-ect championed by President Barack Obama was too risky and predicted the state would wind up subsidizing the proj-ect because ridership and revenue projections were "overly optimistic." Scott, however, has said he supports All Aboard Florida's plans to construct a line to Tampa and called it an "excit-ing opportunity."Scott, who is leaving office due to term limits, is now run-ning for U.S. Senate. He was required last month to submit a detailed financial disclosure that showed his family is much richer than Scott has been reporting to state authorities. That disclosure also revealed for the first time the holdings of Ann Scott.The Herald pointed out that both Scott and his wife invested in a fund run by Fortress Investment Group, which is the parent company of the rail company that operates Brightline. Scott has links to rail projectBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentMOUNT DORA „ The Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse closed out its 70th season with the IceHouse Cubie Awards, which were handed out Aug. 5. The evening also included performance highlights from the season along with a sneak preview of next sea-sons productions, which include Sweet Charity,Ž Run for Your Wife,Ž Mary Poppins,Ž Over the Tavern, Kiss Me KateŽ and Ripcord.ŽThe awards are nicknamed the Cubies in honor of the theater companys original ice plant home on the shore of Lake Dora. Performers are scored in two produc-tion categories, musical and comedy or drama.The outstanding production of the season was awarded to The Music Man.ŽFor performances in a IceHouse talent, volunteers receive Cubie AwardsDavid Coalter, left, played Harold Hill in The Music Man.Ž He won the Cubie Award for lead actor. [MATT WEBER/WEBER PHOTOGRAPHICS] Groveland student places third in national art contest By Gary FineoutAssociated PressFlorida's penchant for the weird and strange „ often manifested in new ways of criminal behavior (think chasing people through a store with a live alligator) „ is so prevalent it's created a cottage industry of chroni-clers and followers.But like a contagion that has escaped a hermetically-sealed lab, the swamp fever of Florida weirdness appears to be spreading now to the politicians who represent the state's nearly 21 million residents.Over the past week, a leg-islative candidate staged an elaborate scam to try to convince people she was a college graduate. Another candidate had to deny putting out a Facebook ad accusing an opponent of distributing tainted breast milk. And then there's the thing about, well, sphincter bleaching (More on that later.)Even for long-time follow-ers of the Florida experience (guns, gators, greed) this is a bit confounding.Florida politics turn weirdMelissa Howard, who was running for the District 73 State House seat, meets with voters last month in Lakewood Ranch. Howard falsely claimed she had a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online before dropping out of the race. [PHIL DIEDERICH/SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE VIA AP, FILE] Events this week have veered into strange territorySee POLITICS, A4 See RAIL, A4 See CUBIE, A4


A4 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | IN MEMORY TodaysServices Rhonda Jean HauckRhonda Jean Hauck, 55, of Umatilla passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.Sue Brogan Sanchez Sue Brogan Sanchez, 88, of Tavares passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares, FL. musical, Siobhan Gale won lead actress for My Fair Lady;Ž David Coalter won lead actor for The Music Man;Ž Laurie Sullivan won for supporting actress for Always, Patsy Cline;Ž Jim Otwell won supporting actor for My Fair Lady;Ž there was a tie for featured actress with Shauna Bartel in The Music ManŽ and Sierra Vennes in My Fair Lady;Ž the barbershop quartet of Kirk Simpson, John Sub-lette, Terry Thomas, Tristan Bishop won featured actors for The Music Man;Ž and Christy Bartel and Jacob Steele won cameo performances for The Music Man.ŽWinners for performance in a comedy or drama include Marylin McGinnis as lead actress in The Glass Menagerie;Ž John Crosby as lead actor in The Odd Couple;Ž Agata Sokol-ska as supporting actress in The Glass Menagerie;Ž Kirk Simpson as supporting actor in Fox on the Fair-way;Ž Kelly Coy as featured actress in Fox on the Fairway;Ž and Ashley Richards as featured actor in Fox on the Fairway.ŽIceHouse staffer, Jean Robinson, was recognized for her 12 years of service and commitment to the organization as box office manager and bookkeeper.The Robert Ibach Award, presented by Sue Ellen Ibach, was given to Barbara Parker for her volunteerism in the front-of-house opera-tions, such as concessions and ushering.The 11th annual Bernie Award,Ž named for veteran backstage volunteer, was given to master carpenter Frank Barto. Also feted was seamstress Margaret Appolloni. CUBIEFrom Page A3"Florida politics has always been as weird as Florida in general, but this year has seen a Twilight Zone level of campaign screwups, oddball candidates, post Republican Trumpers in all their lunatic glory, edge cases, easily debunked fraudsters and a cavalcade of stupid," said Rick Wilson, a GOP consultant whose hos-tility toward the president he recently channeled into a best-selling book. "The political subspecies of 'Flor-ida Man' is in full glory."Ah yes, Florida man. The now revered meme and trope about bizarre incidents in the Sunshine State often spreads across the internet faster than a startled palmetto bug in the middle of the night.It does not on most days refer to those men and women who have sought public office. (Although the record must reflect some notable incidents over the years including a fist fight in the Florida House, a park-ing lot brawl instigated by insults hurled on the radio, and a county commissioner who fled the country amid a tangled tale involving drugs and a stolen car.)But consider these recent events:€ A city commission can-didate on Florida's east coast told The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Wednesday that his Facebook account was hacked and that the hacker put up an ad attacking his opponent for passing on genetically defec-tive breast milk.€ Melissa Howard, a candidate for the Florida Legislature, dropped out of her race this week after it was revealed that she had falsely claimed to have a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online. Howard had previously posted a photo of herself with what looked like a Miami University diploma. But the Ohio university later sent reporters a statement saying she attended the school, but never graduated.€ The Miami Herald reported that the mayor of Hallandale Beach in south Florida on Monday accused a city commissioner of making a living from "sphincter bleaching" after she questioned whether he made a living at all. Mayor Keith London was appointed to his job earlier this year after the previous mayor was arrested and charged with accepting illegal Russian cam-paign donations.One veteran political observer in Florida isn't convinced that Floridians are witnessing a new trend. Instead Steve Schale, a Dem-ocratic strategist, contends the rise of social media has made it more likely that such incidents get attention."I don't think it's any more or less crazy," Schale said. "I think it's more out there ... For democracy to be representative, the public space is going to have its share of people who are nuts."Ok, America, you have been warned. POLITICSFrom Page A3Brightline is already running trains between West Palm Beach and Miami. The Scotts' investment in Fortress Secured Lending Fund „ the credit and lending division „ produced at least $150,000 in income last year, Lauren Schenone, a spokes-woman for Scott, said the investment with Fortress is unrelated to All Aboard Florida."Both the governor's and the first lady's investments are in an unrelated debtfinancing fund," Schenone said. "As such, the success or failure of All Aboard Florida or any rail project within the State of Florida will have no effect on this investment."Schenone has also said Gov. Scott's own investments are in a blind trust that he does not control and he does not dis-cuss his wife's investments.A Democratic-aligned group that opposes Scott's candidacy sharply criticized the Scott investment."Rick Scott killed high speed rail in 2011 to help his special interest allies profit -and to pad his own wallet," said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karrp. "This is the very definition of conflict of inter-est and corruption."Scott has said he backs All Aboard Florida because it is a privately-funded project with no risk to taxpayers. A review of documents by The Associated Press in 2014, however, showed that some of Scott's top aides and agency heads assisted the development of the train. RAILFrom Page A3 during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier on Trump and his Russia ties.Ohrs wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign „ something Trump has tweeted about to highlight his assertions of political bias behind the Russia investigation.Former U.S. security offi-cials on Thursday issued scathing rebukes to Trump for moving against Brennan. Trumps admission that he acted out of frustra-tion with 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.In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Brennan said Trumps decision, announced Wednesday, to deny him access to classified information was a desperate attempt to end Muellers investigation. Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama and has become a vocal Trump critic, called Trumps claims that he did not collude with Russia hogwash.ŽThe only question remain-ing is whether the collusion amounts to a constituted criminally liable conspir-acy,Ž Brennan wrote.Later Thursday, the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden called Trumps moves McCarthy-era tactics.Ž Writing in The Washington Post, William H. McRaven said he would consider it an honorŽ if Trump would revoke his clearance, as well.Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation,Ž McRaven wrote.That was followed late Thursday by a joint letter from 15 former senior intel-ligence officials calling Trumps action ill-con-sidered and unprecedented.Ž They said it has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances „ and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech.ŽThe signees included seven former CIA directors, six former CIA deputy directors and two former national intelligence directors, James Clapper and retired Navy Adm. Denny Blair. Clapper and former CIA Director Michael Hayden have appeared on a White House list of people who may also have their security clearances revoked.Then on Friday, 60 former CIA officials issued their own statement, joining a chorus of opposition from the intelligence commu-nity to Trumps decisions to threaten to or actually pull clearances. They said former government officials have a right to express unclassified views on national security issues without fear of being punished for doing so. TRUMPFrom Page A1 fighters!Ž He did not offer additional details.Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House had agreed to explore opportunities in 2019,Ž an announcement that came several hours after reports about the projected parade price tag.The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92 million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first sug-gested by the White House. The officials spoke on condi-tion of anonymity to discuss early planning estimates that have not yet been finalized or released publicly.Officials said the parade plans had not yet been approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Mattis himself said late Thursday that he had seen no such estimate and questioned the media reports.The Pentagon chief told reporters traveling with him to Bogota, Colombia, that whoever leaked the number to the press was probably smoking something that is legal in my state but not in mostŽ „ a reference to his home state of Washington, where marijuana use is legal.Mattis, who spoke before the announcement that the parade would not happen in 2018, added: Im not dignifying that number ($92 million) with a reply. I would discount that, and anybody who said (that number), Ill almost guarantee you one thing: They probably said, I need to stay anonymous. No kidding, because you look like an idiot. And No. 2, whoever wrote it needs to get better sources. Ill just leave it at that.ŽThe parades cost has become a politically charged issue, particularly after the Pentagon canceled a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, in the wake of Trumps summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said the drills were provoca-tive and that dumping them would save the U.S. a tre-mendous amount of money.Ž The Pentagon later said the Korea drills would have cost $14 million.Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier Thursday that Defense Department planning for the parade continues and final details are still being developed. Any cost estimates are pre-decisional.ŽThe parade was expected to include troops from all five armed services „ the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard „ as well as units in period uniforms representing earlier times in the nations his-tory. It also was expected to involve a number of military aircraft flyovers.A Pentagon planning memo released in March said the parade would feature a heavy air component,Ž likely including older, vintage aircraft. It also said there would be wheeled vehicles only, no tanks „ consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.Ž Big, heavy tanks could tear up streets in the District of Columbia.The memo from Mattis office provided initial planning guidance to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His staff is plan-ning the parade along a route from the White House to the Capitol and would integrate it with the citys annual vet-erans parade. U.S. Northern Command, which oversees U.S. troops in North America, is responsible for the actual execution of the parade.Earlier this year, the White House budget director told Congress that the cost to taxpayers could be $10 mil-lion to $30 million. Those estimates were likely based on the cost of previous mili-tary parades, such as the one in the nations capital in 1991 celebrating the end of the first Gulf War, and factored in some additional increase for inflation.One veterans group weighed in Thursday against the parade. The American Legion appreciates that our President wants to show in a dramatic fashion our nations support for our troops,Ž National Commander Denise Rohan said. However, until such time as we can celebrate victory in the War on Terrorism and bring our military home, we think the parade money would be better spent fully funding the Department of Veteran Affairs and giving our troops and their families the best care possible.Ž MILITARYFrom Page A1President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday in Washington. [ANDREW HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 A5By Matthew Barakat, Stephen Braun and Jeff HorwitzThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. „ The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manaforts fraud trial refused Friday to release the names of jurors, saying he has received threats and fears for their safety as well.U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns in explaining why he doesnt intend to make jurors names public at the end of the trial, now in the second day of jury deliberations.Shortly after the hearing, the jury sent a new note to the judge, accord-ing to prosecutors, but there was no immediate indication of what it contained.A coalition of media organizations, including The Associated Press, filed a motion requesting the names of jurors, as well as access to sealed transcripts of bench conferences that have occurred during the three-week trial.Jury lists are presumed to be public unless a judge articulates a reason for keeping them secret.Eliis said during a hear-ing Friday afternoon he is concerned for the peace and safety of the jurors.ŽIve received criticism and threats,Ž Ellis said. I imagine they would, too.ŽThe judge said he is currently under the protection of U.S. marshals. He declined to delve into specifics, but said hes been taken aback by the level of interest in the trial.Also Friday, President Donald Trump issued a fresh defense of Manafort, calling him a very good person.ŽManafort is accused of hiding from the IRS millions that he made advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, and then lying to banks to get loans when the money dried up. He faces 18 felony counts on tax evasion and bank fraud.I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad,Ž Trump told reporters at the White House.When you look at whats going on, I think its a very sad day for our country,Ž he said. He worked for me for a very short period of time. But you know what, he happens to be a very good person and I think its very sad what theyve done to Paul Manafort.ŽThe financial fraud trial is the first courtroom test of the ongoing Russia probe led by special coun-sel Robert Mueller. While allegations of collusion are still being investigated, evidence of bank fraud and tax evasion unearthed during the probe has cast doubt on the integrity of Trumps closest advisers during the campaign.Manafort judge says hes received threats, wont name jurorsBy Joe DavidsonThe Washington PostWASHINGTON Petty and vicious, the revocation of John Bren-nans security clearance by President Donald Trump threatens many more „ and much more „ than the nine individuals targeted by his enemies list.In the wake of Trumps move, the 4 million Americans with security clearances may wonder if expressing their politi-cal views could result in similar vengeance.A tweet from Brennan, a former CIA director, said, This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress free-dom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out.ŽMoreover, Trumps move demonstrates the reason clear and effective due process rights for federal employees and others are needed to guard against vindic-tive personnel actions. Trump and other Repub-licans want authority to fire feds faster by weakening civil service protections.There is a process for revoking security clearances that does not include presidential tantrums. Part 5 of Executive Order 12968 calls for the clearance holder to be given, among other things, a comprehensive and detailed written explanationŽ of the national security interests related to the revocation and an opportunity to appeal in writing to a high level panel.Ž The order was signed by Bill Clinton in 1995 and updated by George W. Bush in 2008.In a critical letter to the White House, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said it is not clear if Trump followed the executive order in Brennans case.But it is clear political pique is not reason enough.The Executive Order does not provide for revoking a security clearance because an individual is a political adversary of the President or for using revocation as a tool for political retribution,Ž Cummings wrote to John F. Kelly, Trumps chief of staff.The White House did not respond to a request for comment about the executive order.Does a president have unilateral authority to strip ones clearance?There may be no definite answer to this question,Ž Anthony Kuhn, a security clearance lawyer with Tully Rincky, said by email. Some believe the Pres-ident has the authority over matters of national security, such as this, while others believe his power is limited to what is permitted by Congress and current legislation.ŽWould the executive order provisions apply in Brennans case?If the individual having the clearance revoked does not have a sponsor, has no needto-know basis,Ž the protections may not apply, Kuhn added. Senior members of the intelligence community often maintain their clearance as a courtesy after leaving a position of trust. I am aware of no due process protections that would apply to such an individual if the clear-ance were to expire or be revoked.ŽChristopher Graham, with the Federal Practice Group, said that Trump acted within his authority but that he confused things by focusing on Brennans criticism. Referring to misleading statements Brennan made while in the Obama administra-tion, Graham said Trump had demonstrative evi-dence of Brennans lies to Congress and spying on Congress, more than adequate to revoke his clearance.ŽBecause of that, Graham said this clear-ance was not revoked for comments but [his] criminal conduct allegations. Thus, I see no precedent as to deroga-tion of First Amendment rights.ŽJustifying the clearance revocation on old allega-tions that Brennan lied is weak and diversionary. If his statement were the issue, Trump could have taken this action when he took office.Plus, after a Wednesday interview with Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported he drew a direct connec-tion between the special counsel investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and his decision to revokeŽ Brennan secu-rity clearance.The president said Brennan is among the Obama officials who were responsible for what Trump calls the rigged witch hunt.Ž So I think its something that had to be done,Ž the president said.But if Trump moves against others whose clearances he said are under review because of their criticisms, Graham acknowledged Trump will have a problem.Ž The others are former CIA director Michael V. Hayden, former national security adviser Susan E. Rice, former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., former FBI deputy direc-tor Andrew McCabe, former acting attorney general Sally Q. Yates, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, former FBI agent Peter Strzok and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.Trumps statement said Brennans unfounded and outrageous allegations „ wild outbursts on the Internet and television about this administrationŽ were among the reasons his clearance was revoked. Thats ironic given the presidents many lies.Trumps action against Brennan demonstrates need for due processIn this May 23, 2017, “ le photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testi“ es on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of Brennan, who was CIA director during the Obama administration. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP]


A6 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comwere given 180 daysto finish the painting. After that, the mural must be kept in good condition.Nemhasuer said she is look-ing through art booksto help her decide on what to add to the unfinished side of the house.Barrenechea said hes excited about getting started."Its been a year and its been exposed. Im so excited just to have the chance to pre-serve that sideand toupgrade the other side," Barrenechea said."When we finish that,I can guarantee that its going to be an amazing Van Gogh house. Its going to attract even more people than beforeand its going to be great.Great for me, great for the homeowners and great for the town."One of the works hell be adding, Barrenchea said,might bea variation of thefirst "Starry Night" painting Van Gogh did. Barrenechea said its very different from the one people are used to seeing. The front door might involve part of Van Goghsoriginal sunflower painting.Beyond that, he and thehomeowners are talking about what other impressionist work to add. Its an exciting venture, he said, since Mount Dora, the house and his painting have "literally been on the map all around the world."Barrenechea said hes even seen where theVan Gogh house is listed on various websites as a Mount Dora attraction."Its good; that made me very proud. Its more than what I was expecting. Im so happy," he said. ARTISTFrom Page A1southwest coastline with mountains of dead fish, tur-tles and manatees.Meritt, dressed in capris jeans and sneakers on a Monday morning, is a People Ready worker. The company provides temporary jobs for day laborers and skilled tradesman. Earlier this month, Meritt was driving cars for the auction department at CarMax.Were making progress,Ž she says smiling, cigarette bobbing, raking as she talks.Meritt is one of an unknown number of people tasked with the gag-worthy chore of cleaning up the red tide slaughter. From the hardworking rabble disgorged every morning by the Grey-hounds, to scientists at one of the countrys top marine labs and the city worker normally in charge of road repair, the job this summer is cadaver collection.It is an immediate, matter-of-fact chore with little time for the outside worlds hot-headed blame-gaming, politicking and endless scroll of social media angst.Even the heartbreak is on hold.The moment we stop having feelings is when we should quit, but we really try to put on the science hat and focus on the research,Ž says Rebeccah Hazelkorn, a senior biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota. Its all for the bet-terment of the species so we can learn more about them.ŽHazelkorn had just wrenched her third dead man-atee in a week into her work truck with the help of Gretchen Lovewell, Motes program manager for the team that investigates dead and stranded animals. Lovewell waded chest deep in Shaketts Creek south of Sarasota to pull the floating manatee away from a tangle of mangroves where someone had found it „ smelled it „ earlier in the morning.The 31-year-old Hazelkorn sits on the edge of her truck bed as a cloud of raisin-sized flies grows. She patiently answers questions from curious neigh-bors about red tide, how to tell a manatees gender, and why the manatees intestines have exploded outside its body in a yarn-like tangle as gasses in its abdomen expanded after death.She looks down at a slop of feces that has leaked onto a cooler in her truck.This sucks,Ž she says. Its not fun. Its not fun for any-thing right now.Ž This year is di erentThis year, 515 manatees have died statewide from various causes, including boat propel-lers, cold stress and red tide. The rolling death tally is 30 percent higher than the five-year average, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-servation Commission.Red tide is a harmful bloom of the single-cell algae Kare-nia brevis. It occurs naturally, growing 20 to 40 miles off-shore in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.It can be pushed into south-west Floridas porous trim of inlets and estuaries by a shift in fall weather patterns and cold fronts, but it typically dissipates during winter and is gone by March.Scientists statewide and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are trying to understand the lengthy lifespan of this years bloom, which began in Octo-ber 2017.While not unprecedented „ an 18-month bloom harassed the coast between 2004 and 2006 „ Mote Marine staff scientist Tracy Fanara said the red tide has lasted longer into the spring and summer the past three years.This summer, that means the devastating red tide is happening at the same time as a toxic blue-green algae bloom spreads in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Estuary. They are two separate organ-isms. Red tide lives in higher salinity ocean conditions while blue-green algae, which is actually a cyanobacteria, lives in freshwater.But red tide and the cyanobacteria both thrive in nutrient-heavy conditions. Record May rainfall flooded Lake Okeechobee, the north-ern estuaries and near-shore waters with an algae smorgas-bord of nutrient-rich runoff.Water releases from Lake Okeechobee that are necessary to keep the Herbert Hoover Dike from breaching added blue-green algae and fresh-water to the brackish estuaries that were already bombed by normal watershed runoff.Although back pumpingŽ of water off farmland and sugarcane fields from south of Lake Okeechobee is often blamed for the algae blooms, the practice largely ended in the 1980s and occurs now only in emergency situations when communities around the lake are threatened with flooding.There has been no measur-able back pumping this year, according to the South Florida Water Management District. In 2016 and 2017, a total of 32 days of back pumping occurred after record rain and during Hurricane Irma.In the 12 years prior to 2016, a total of 70 days of back pumping occurred.The lake does maintain legacy nutrients that can be stirred during heavy winds, such as with Hurricane Irma.Runoff from communities, cattle ranches and farms north of the lake also add nutrients, although projects are underway to better clean and store that water before it reaches Lake Okeechobee.Theres little question lake releases into the estuaries con-tribute to the blue-green algae by weakening salinity levels, but Richard Stumpf, a scientist with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, said there is no link between the red tide and Lake Okeechobee.There is not enough water coming out of the lake to explain a bloom that goes all the way to Naples,Ž Stumpf said.Brian LaPointe, a Harbor Branch Oceanographic Insti-tute research professor, notes that several rivers carry nutri-ents to the Gulf of Mexico that could be feeding the red tide, including the Myakka River and Peace River. Lake O. may have contrib-uted some of the water, but not the majority,Ž LaPointe said. A quiet, orderly killerRed tide is a systematic killer, working its way up the food chain from little snails on sea grasses eaten by manatees to fish eaten by turtles, birds or bigger fish.The toxin it produces affects the nervous system. Brown pelicans stumble about and lose their waterproofing because they can no longer preen. Turtles swim in circles. Manatees drown, unable to lift their snouts above water.Some of the animals that come into the care of veteri-narian Robin Bast at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wild-life on Sanibel are so weak they cant blink their eyes. The staff gives them fluids, feeds them through tubes, puts them in oxygen tanks and walks on tiptoes so as not to traumatize them further.We dont name them,Ž Bast emphasizes. Ive been here eight years. This is the worst in eight years.ŽBut at least Basts animals have a fighting chance.At Sanibel Islands public dock, just off the $6-a-car causeway that spans San Carlos Bay, barges heavy with black trash bags of dead fish pull in one after another.These are the crews cleaning the canals. They scoop up the fish in nets, put them in bags and carry them to the dock where it can take two people to swing the bag into the dumpster.Catfish spines tear holes in the bags, leaking a wretched broth of fish guts and canal water all over the workers. Its a stink that lingers until laun-dry day. The trick is to wrap the clothes in plastic bags, but roommates still complain.Lynyrd Byer walked off the bus the first day and promptly vomited.Its one thing seeing it on the news,Ž says Byer, 50, who wears her hair in a tight silver crew cut and has multiple eye-brow piercings. The water was just white from dead fish.ŽBefore this job, Byer was weighing and bagging wheat grass. Despite the smell, she prefers the fish pickup. I feel good about helping. I feel like Im giving back,Ž Dyer says.Tina McCall, 31, a recovering drug addict who was unemployed before the red tide kill, feels similarly. When a co-worker stumbles by with a catfish spine stuck through the bottom of his worn boot, she springs into action with a bucket of bleach water and pump bottle of hand sanitizer.My wife has four kids,Ž McCall says in explanation of her Florence Nightingale-like reflexes.Another worker is in the bathroom, pulling out a spine that has stuck in his belly.You wouldnt think this would bother you because its just fish,Ž says Sal Abbracciamento, who is waiting for a lunch that will be served just feet from where scores of dead fish still float. But its horrible.ŽStill, today is a good day. Dyer and McCall saved a rabbit, scooping the brown blur from a canal where it was struggling to swim. It bit McCall. But it was really nice to see something living when every-thing else is dead,Ž McCall said. RED TIDEFrom Page A1 Vet tech Missy Fox, left, and vet student Alison Flanders feed a brown pelican with a tube at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel. The pelican lost its waterproo“ ng because it could no longer preen. [GREG LOVETT/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]

PAGE 7 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comFollowing the horror and chaos of the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, young people across the nation saw something they didnt expect. They saw survivors who looked like them „ who could have been their high-school classmates „ take control of a debate that was raging long before any of those protesters were born. And they saw their peers joining the discussion „ some echoing the Parkland shooting survivors calls for stricter gun controls, others offering thoughtful rebuttals defending the Second Amendment. It was a modern childrens crusade, and it clearly pierced the feelings of apathy, helplessness and insignificance that many young Americans feel. The result was a surge in voter registration among young people. Elections officials still dont know, however, how those newly registered voters will turn out in the 2018 midterms. A Pew Research analysis shows that by 2010, the numbers of eligible voters among younger generations „ people born after 1965 „ outstripped the population of Baby Boomers and their predecessors. But that younger cohort has never fully exercised its clout; in the 2014 midterms, younger generations accounted for 53 percent of eligible voters but cast just 36 million votes „ 21 million fewerŽ than Boomers and older voters, the report says. Younger voters participated more in the 2016 election, giving them a slight majority over older voters, but among the younger cohort, Gen X voters (who range as old as 52) outstripped Millennials (aged 20 to 37 this year). Millennials could take control this year „ if they turn out. Some indicators suggest they wont. But the states youngest voters „ those most likely to be moved to action by the Parkland shootings „ have seen firsthand how a watershed event can ripple through the tiers of federal, state and local officials. They have seen mayors, county commissioners and state lawmakers stand with them at rallies across the state. And they have seen others make political hay from mocking the Stoneman Douglas students. This year, they watched the Florida Legislature scramble to bolster school security „ at the expense of classroom funding. If they were watching, and many were, these young voters were also being shown how decisions made at all levels of government could impact their own futures. Even before Parkland, young voters were keenly aware of the issues most important to them: Social and racial inequalities. Climate change and environmental decline. The push to create good jobs and strong communities to raise families of their own. Anger at the ever-growing burden of government debt „ bills these young voters will someday have to pay. These are all issues that resonate up and down the ballot. If younger voters dont weigh in, they might have to live with consequences many find unacceptable. In the post-Parkland activism, one moment stands out: 18-year-old Emma Gonzalez, in front of hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall and a TV audience of millions, fighting back sobs as she stood silent for more than three harrowing minutes „ and then exhorting the crowd to fight for your lives before its someone elses job.Ž It was a rallying cry, and it was heard. Young Americans take the first step when they register to vote. But the real fight is to show up „ and raise their voice.OUR OPINIONYounger voters own the futureBy Mark F. FisherThe Boston Globe campaigned for newspapers to publish editorials on Aug. 16 condemning the Trump administrations hostility toward the media and use of the label enemy of the people. President Trump uses that phrase to describe mass media news organizations and implying that their coverage is slanted. The Globe asserts that labeling the media the enemyŽ should be denounced. What exactly does the phrase mean? Enemy of the people is admittedly bellicose and hostile. It is clearly intended to be pejorative. The connotation is that the media is not to be trusted because they engage in antagonistic activities against others. The implication being that mass medias undeniable animus toward the president poisons their coverage and harms not just him but all American citizens. A fair reading of Trumps meaning is that iconic media properties, from the New York Times to CBS News and from Vox to Politico „ virtually all sources of newsŽ „ are not to be trusted; that the narrative promoted by mass media is harmful to the public interest. That the proliferation of skewed reporting targeting him is deliberate and has the effect, intended or not, of harming the people as well. That media reporting,Ž such as it today, falls miserably short of the purposes for which the press has been accorded specific protection and privileges in the Constitution. Hes right. Mass medias unprecedented antagonism „ 90 percent negative v. 5 percent positive „ has been tantamount to open warfare since the president announced his candidacy and frequently consists of obviously hostile attacks. Attacks which have been frequently based on anonymously sourced facts that later prove to be untrue. Virtually every move, word or policy is subjected to scathing commentary by the media properties who find some way of tortuously linking it to some other transgression,Ž whether real or imagined. Does anyone disagree that anyone who commits fraud is adverse „ an enemy „ to the victim? It is Black Letter Law that making false statements, including omissions, of material fact with the intention that those misrepresentations be relied upon are critical elements of fraud? Shouldnt victims of fraud reasonably perceive the perpetrators of fraud as antagonistic enemies? The presidents embellishments and exaggerations aside „ Trumps wellknown over-the-top grandiosity and ostentatiously lofty claims are part of his style „ the factual basis for the medias assault on him is often contrived and highly tortured. This is exacerbated by far too little presentation of the details of situations and policy initiatives by any media property, including the one printing this. Where, for example, was the careful exposition of the history and purpose of tariffs and the listing of Chinas transgressions motivating tariffs? Ive had my disagreements with President Trump but here I have to agree with him. Mass media, with pitifully few exceptions, are organs of disinformation. Well-informed citizens see the obvious omission or marginalization of real facts that would, if included, undermine the story line being presented by the media. Editorials condemning the label only provide further evidence of its accuracy. Mark F. Fisher is the first vice chairman of the Lake County Republican Executive Committee and lives in Mount Dora.Mass media are organs of disinformation Many reasons to forgo confederate statue Locating the confederate statue in Lake County's taxpayer-supported museum is, at best, an ill-considered idea, for many reasons: €The statue is irrelevant to Lake's history. Lake County was created in 1887 „ 22 years after the Civil War. €Gen. Smith was born in St. Augustine and left Florida when he was 12. He is buried in Tennessee along with his family, and he never visited this area. €Other Florida communities and museums „ including St. Augustine „ have refused the statue. €Proposing to house the Smith statue, memorialized in his confederate regalia, in the same building that served as headquarters for the infamous Sheriff Willis McCall, transcends insensitivity. €Finally, if Lake accepts this Jim-Crow-era artifact, it will make national news. We will look foolish and somewhat backward „ and that is never good for business. One must ask: "What's the point?" What is the real reason Lake County is angling for this Jim-Crowera relic that no other Florida community wants?"Frank Wood, Tavares Writer is wrong about living wage In response to Mr. Andrews letter concerning living wage: According to the MIT website, the living wage for a family of four with one adult working is $25.21 per hour. Mr. Andrews states that he resides in The Villages, which is a very beautiful and well maintained area. Wages paid to landscape contractors employees who keep this area looking as good as it does according to his letter should then be increased accordingly, and the residents costs increased to cover this just and humane expense. It is the peculiar quality of a hypocrite to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.Dave Hocevar, Yalaha Socialism is not the answer for America Recently the Democratic National Chairman said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won a primary over veteran Joe Crowley for his New York congressional seat, is a community organizer, a political activist and is the future of the Democrat Party.Ž Sound familiar? So was Obama. She wants free college for everyone, free income for not working and giant tax increases for those who do work. Anyone who decides to look deeper into what the Democratic Party stands for will find the party has been hijacked by progressivesŽ who are socialist and Marxist to their core. Hillary Clinton has said she is a progressive. If you want to take time to research the platform of the Communist Party of America, who has endorsed Cortez and her beliefs, you will find they are one and the same. Communism is a political system. Socialism is the economic system of communism. With socialism, you can own your business but government will control it with regulations and taxes. This is the system that murdered 100 million people in the 20th century, and polls are showing that young people today favor socialism over capitalism. How can this have happened? I dont know for sure, but I would wager that most of the history teachers in America today are no longer teaching America history. They are teaching political correctnessŽ which originated with the Institute for Social Justice in Germany in the early 1920"s by a group of socialists, who called themselves progressives.Ž Their goal „ and they have been successful „ was to introduced Socialism to the world „ but always called it democracy.Ž By introducing topics that people could not agree upon „ political correctness was born. Liberal politicians who have been calling themselves moderates,Ž are finally coming out of the closet.Ž The democratic party today is the socialist party of America.Sonny Heninger, LeesburgLETTERS TO THE EDITOR


A8 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | By Salvador RizzoThe Washington PostSen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.: At the urging, I might say, of the chairman and vice chairman of the Intel-ligence Committee, we wrote and signed a joint letter to all 67 county supervisors of election to tell them that the Russians are in Floridas records. And they need help. And they can get that help free of charge from the Depart-ment of Homeland Security that will come in and help secure their database, their election records. But its got to be at their initiative to do that.Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times: Do you know what records the Russians are meddling around with in Florida? Nelson: Say again?Bousquet: Do you know which records the Russians are accessing?Nelson: Thats classified. Exchange with report-ers before a campaign event in Tallahassee, Aug. 7, 2018Kirby Wilson, Tampa Bay Times: Do you mean right now, or were you referring to 2016?Nelson: Right now. Senator Rubio and I have written a letter together to all 67 of the county supervisors of election. He is a member of the Intelligence Committee; I am the ranking member of the cyber subcommittee of the Senate Armed Ser-vices Committee. We were requested by the chairman and vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee to let the supervisors of elec-tion in Florida know that the Russians are in their records. . Two senators bipartisan reached out to the election apparatus in Florida to let them know that the Russians are in the records, and all they have to do, if those election records are not protected, is to go in and start eliminating registered voters. Interview with the Tampa Bay Times Aug. 8, 2018In June, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, a Republican, and the vice chair of the committee, a Democrat, Senator Burr and Senator Warner, came to Marco Rubio and me and said: We have a problem in Florida, that the Russians are in the records. We think the two of you should warn the election apparatus of Florida. Nelson remarks at an event in Lake City, Fla. Aug. 14, 2018It would be foolish to think that the Russians are not continuing to do what they did in Florida in 2016. Nelson statement quoted by the Associated Press Aug. 15, 2018 This warning from Sen. Bill Nelson that Russia has breached election sys-tems in Florida and may purge voters from the rolls seems to confirm some of the worst fears about vulnerabilities in the U.S. election infrastructure.Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Florida election officials July 2, reminding them that Russian government actors targeted our election infrastructure during the 2016 elections and urging them to seek resources from the Department of Homeland Security to boost security for the states upcoming primary and general elections.But then Nelson, who is up for re-election in November, took things fur-ther in public comments. He has said repeatedly and unequivocally since Aug. 7 that Russia currently has access to election systems in Florida and could elimi-nate individual voters records. This is far more alarming and detailed than the warning in Nelson and Rubios joint letter.Has Russia hacked into Floridas election system?By Kathleen Foody and Jonathan DrewThe Associated PressFREDERICK, Colo. Shanann Watts Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life of a woman dedicated to her hus-band and their two young children. She called her hus-band my ROCK! and said he was the best dad us girls could ask for.That idyllic image was shat-tered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Chris-topher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family in Colorado.Police said the mother, who was pregnant, was found dead on property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, one of the states largest oil and gas drillers, where Christopher Watts worked. Investigators found what they believe are the bodies of 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste nearby on Thursday. They have not released any information about a motive or how the three were killed.As horrible as this outcome is, our role now is to do every-thing we can to determine exactly what occurred, John Camper, director of the Colo-rado Bureau of Investigation, said at a news conference in Frederick, a small town on the grassy plains north of Denver, where fast-growing subdivi-sions intermingle with drilling rigs and oil wells.The deaths also left family and friends searching for answers.Shanann Watts, 34, was one of the first customers to visit Ashley Bells tanning salon in nearby Dacono two years ago. The two women quickly became friends, and before long they were texting or calling each other almost daily. Their daughters played together during salon visits.Bell said she never detected that anything was amiss with the Watts family.I just dont understand it, said Bell, who described Christopher Watts as a loving father.Shanann Watts was from North Carolina, and her par-ents next-door neighbor, Joe Beach, said he saw her recently when she visited the neighborhood of modest homes in Aberdeen.We were talking about general things, about how her two girls were doing and how life was out in Colorado. She didnt give me an indica-tion that there was anything wrong. She seemed pretty happy. But a June 2015 bankruptcy filing depicts a family caught between a promising future and financial strain.Christopher Watts had gotten a job six months earlier as an operator for Anadarko, and paystubs indicate his annual salary was about $61,500. Shanann Watts was working in a call center at a childrens hospital at the time, earning about $18 an hour more for evenings, weekends or extra shifts she sometimes worked. The couple had a combined income of $90,000 in 2014. But they also had tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt, along with some student loans and medical bills for a total of $70,000 in unsecured claims on top of a sizable mortgage.They said in the filing that their nearly $3,000 mort-gage and $600 in monthly car payments formed the bulk of their $4,900 in monthly expenses.Christopher Watts, who is being held without bail, is expected to be formally charged by Monday. He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of murder and three counts of tampering with evidence.The case also has focused attention on Colorados lack of a law allowing homicide charges in the violent deaths of fetuses, which is the case in 12 states. Proposals to allow homicide charges in the violent deaths of fetuses in Colorado have been stymied by debate about how to avoid infringing on abor-tion rights.Republican lawmakers last tried to change the law after a 2015 case in Boulder County. A woman named Dynel Lane was charged with attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy for cutting open a pregnant womans belly and removing her unborn baby girl.Prosecutors said they could not charge Lane with murder because a coroner found no evidence the infant lived out-side the womb.State law does allow a homi-cide charge if a fetus was alive outside the mothers body and then killed. State lawmakers in 2013 also allowed prosecutors to add extra felony charges against anyone who commits a crime that causes the death of a fetus.The law can add up to 32 years to a prison sentence. The top punishment for homicide in Colorado is the death penalty or life in prison.Prosecutors have not dis-cussed any additional charges that Watts may face.Slain Colorado mom painted happy picture of married lifeThis photo combo of images provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. The police said on Twitter early Thursday that Chris Watts will be held at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet been charged. [THE COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION VIA AP]

PAGE 9 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 B1 SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERAN Town: Groveland Branch of service and rank: Marines (6 years), E4; Army (22 years) E7 Enlisted or drafted? I enlisted basically because I wanted college money. What did you do in the service? In the Marines I was a radio operator, and for the Army I worked in military intelligence. Why was it important? When you “ rst enter you have a certain amount of jobs that “ t. I chose communications. Before I entered I was going to college, and my degree was in communication. I chose military intelligence in order to grow and give back. Everything is important to the service. Each job has its importance and serves a need „ and that matters. What is your most important memory from service? The sacri“ ces of each of our servicemen, as they served the greater good. What did you like least about service? The loss. What do you want people to understand about war? There's no understanding war. War is not something you can understand. It is something man created and continues to do.Lloyd Weathersby TODAYHOAGIE NIGHT: At 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Silver Oaks Room Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. Korean War and Service Veterans Chapter 169. For all veterans who served in Korea. Call 352-748-7009. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to SALE FOR CHARITY: From 1 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Check time before heading over. Call 352-323-8750, email veteransinfoandevents@gmail.comor go to BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338.MONDAYCARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, CALENDAR See CALENDAR, B4By Keith OliverCorrespondentTAVARES „ Whether it was pesky Russian helicop-ters in Vietnam or figuring out how best to move lots of people and manage tons of ammunition, Tavares' Rich Cox earned a "Mr. Fix-It" reputation in the Army that still follows him today.Retired mustang Lt. Col. Lynn Richard "Rich" Cox, 71, crafted an engineer's approach to decisionmaking during his years in uniform."You address the problem, not the cause," he said with conviction. "And any action you take must have a definable and defendable purpose."Part and parcel of his philosophy, always, is the people piece … which is why he still regards a former Air Defense Artillery com-mander, Lt. Col. Winthrop J. Whipple, as "the best leader I came across. He was sincerely concerned with the training, safety and life of the soldier," Cox said.Rich's own value and versatility seemed to come to the fore everywhere he went.As a freshly-minted lieutenant serving along Vietnam's demilitarized in the rough-and-tumble period surrounding the TET Offensive in 1968, his exper-tise caught the eye of Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Harold K. Johnson. Not only did Cox reduce enemy mortar and artillery barrages in his sector by 90 percent, he was thought to be the only Amer-ican warrior to shoot down one of the Russian choppers responsible for re-supplying the North Vietnamese. He employed then-new laser optics to do the job with a 155mm Howitzer.Years later, as comptroller for the iconic 3rd Infantry Division ("Rock of the Marne"), Rich was sum-moned by the U.S. Army's European Commander and staff to successfully sell the old man on the Rich Cox-authored program for budgeting and cost accounting.Career innovator was ultimate x-it manRetired mustang Lt. Col. Lynn Richard RichŽ Cox, 71, enjoys long rides on his 2006 Harley Limited Military Edition. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Rich Cox earned a Mr. Fix-ItŽ reputation in the Army that still follows him today. [SUBMITTED] Last week we wrote of family members' role in supporting the veterans they love by encouraging them to, for example, get tested for those great hearing aids from the VA. Of course, loving support goes far beyond hearing loss. PTSD is real. Agent Orange is real. The misinformed, dangerous handling of asbestos by our sailors (and others) in the 1950s is real. And bullets and bombs and IEDs are dang sure real. Full disclosure: I have availed myself of counseling over the years, official and unofficial, medical and otherwise. But perhaps the cheapskate in me especially delights in the mental health benefits of not trying to force-march through this life alone. The simple, healthy benefit of "having a few good mates" is pretty awesome. If you're reading this and somebody you love is a veteran, your support and encouragement when he or she goes off to that squadron or ship or battalion reunion can help the event become a very nourishing touchstone. There is a camaraderie aspect to these gatherings that in some ways, is not altogether different than a churchrelated men's breakfast group, or women's group or "home group." Life is, after all, a team sport. I'll be heading up to North Carolina for one of my own de facto "family reunions," this one with the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association ( These guys and gals do the public communications piece for our illustrious Corps of Marines. They've been scribbling, broadcasting and shooting still and moving photography since World War II. Don Knight, 92, will be the oldest among us. One of the youngest will be Sgt. Matthew Callahan, who gets honored at our annual awards banquet next week as the top active duty photographer and videographer in the entre Department of Defense. This is the first time someone has garnered that double win. We'll also be joined by affiliate member, Joe Galloway, the renowned war correspondent and arguably the best friend a veteran has in America today. And by Capt. Dale Dye of war movie technical advisor fame (and a national USMCCCA board member). I am deep trouble if I fail also to mention Tom, Nat, Manny, Sally, Kate, Joe, Jason, Shawn, Christine, Frank, Flash, Walt, Bob-and-Evi, Chuck and ƒ Semper Fi, my friends.CHAP'S CORNERLZ Lakehawk Chaplain, retired Navy Lt. Cdr. Bob LZ LAKEHAWKVeterans nd camaraderie at gatheringsTavares Vietnam veteran found ways to help people K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver See VETERAN, B4 See OLIVER, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 How do you feel about deathbed confessions? What would you think if say Jeffrey Dahmer made one shortly before he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate? How about the thief on the cross? The goodŽ thief. Are we glad or sad that Jesus said He would remember him when he came into His kingdom? Matthew and Mark wrote that both robbers crucified with Jesus heaped insults upon Him. But one thief must have had a change of heart. Read Lukes version of the crucifixion. Remember, they were up on their crosses at least six hours, not three. Mark tells us it was the third hour when they crucified Jesus. Matthew tells us darkness came over the land from the sixth to the ninth hour when Jesus cried out in a loud voice and gave up His spirit. I have to image many attending the crucifixion came to believe Jesus was the Son of God because of the way Jesus died. He didnt hurl insults. He didnt curse. He didnt call down 10,000 angels to rescue Him. Jesus died knowing that God had forsaken Him. The centurion in charge of the troops guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that took place and exclaimed, Surely, He was the Son of God. So, it only makes sense that at least one of the thieves would make his deathbed confession. He told the other offender, Dont you fear God since you are under the same sentence? We are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.Ž Then he asked Jesus to remember him when He entered His kingdom. Jesus forgave him and answered, I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.Ž I added the word forgaveŽ but it was definitely implied. Do you know that some people deny the goodŽ thief was saved? How could that be? Why this interpretation,Ž asked Charles Hodge, who wrote Amazing Grace.Ž He answered his own question, Because it smacks at grace. This frightens us. We cannot allow grace.Ž But some dont like deathbed confessions because they dont understand the privilege of ministry they might have had their whole life. Read Matthew 20-116. Jesus used it the teach about grace. But it was ever called Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Ill never know. This is a parable about the graciousness of God pure and simple. I will tell you that I also had a problem with these passages. Thats because I considered myself a 12-hour worker „ not a one-hour worker, who received that same pay as the all-day worker. The owner of the vineyard went out early and hired men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius, a days wage. For those hired, it was obviously a business transaction. They agreed to work a day and get the wage. The REFLECTIONSWhat to do with deathbed confessions? Rick ReedBy Hamza Hendawi & Samy MagdyThe Associated PressCAIRO „ It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert mon-astery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to kill himself „ or did his fellow monks stage a revenge attack?The killing of Bishop Epiphanius, who was found dead on July 29, has opened a window into the cloistered world of Egypts Coptic Orthodox Church, one of the oldest Christian communi-ties in the world and the one that introduced monasticism to the faith.Authorities investigating the killing at the 4th century St. Macarious Monastery north of Cairo have questioned nearly 150 people, including monks and bishops, and news of the investigation has been splashed across front pages and discussed on TV talk shows.The case has exposed a side of the church that few in Egypt „ Muslim or Christian „ knew existed, including the growing power and independence of monks in remote monasteries who appear to be at odds with Pope Tawadros II and the churchs central leadership.Among these monks are "isolationists" who see themselves as guardians of the true faith. They are pitted against a more mainstream faction that favors building bridges with other churches and lending political support to the government."Some monasteries have for long enjoyed relative independence from the church. The Monastery of St. Macarious is one of them," said Shady Lewis Botros, a London-based researcher. "The killing will be taken advantage of by the church to extend full control over the monasteries."The church already appears to be doing just that.In a statement last week, it suspended admission of novices to its monasteries for a year, threatened to expel monks found to have established "illegal" monasteries and gave monks a month to shut down social media accounts. No media interviews without prior permission, it decreed.Adding to the intrigue, the churchs statement appealed to lay Christians not to enter into any financial deals with monks, suggesting that corruption exists in some monasteries. It urged the monks to strictly observe the churchs ancient rules of asceticism or face expulsion."These decisions are meant to streamline monas-tic life and there will be more measures in the future in this regard," Pope Tawadros said in a sermon last week. "There is a need to safeguard monastic life and the monasteries."Orthodox monasteries can be found across Egypt, but those located in remote desert areas, like St. Macar-ious, have traditionally enjoyed an elevated status because they revived the ascetic traditions of early monasticism. They wit-nessed a renaissance over the past century after hundreds of years of neglect that saw many of them abandoned.They now attract university graduates and professionals who have energized the faith and, in some cases, turned the larger monasteries into farming and dairy enter-prises, giving them financial independence.The monasteries are now at the center of the identity of Egypts Coptic Orthodox Church, whose followers constitute the large majority of Egypts Christians. Christians make up about 10 percent of the Muslim-majority countrys population of 100 million.That a respected senior member of the clergy could be killed inside a monastery „ apparently at the hands of his own monks „ has shaken the community."The crisis is about much more than just a murder ... its now about monks and the monastic system," said Ishak Ibrahim, a leading expert on the church from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal rights, a Cairo-based research center.Abbots murder shocks Christians in EyptIn this April 15, 2017 photo, Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II leads prayer during the Easter Eve service at St. Marks Cathedr al in Cairo, Egypt. [NARIMAN EL-MOFTY/AP FILE] TODAYSHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to SING-A-LONG: From 6 to 7 p.m. in the Worship Center at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com.MONDAYCROHNS AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. OUR FATHERS HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. 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Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MENS BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. THURSDAY LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.FRIDAYCHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Blooms Baking House and Restaurant, 610 W. Main St. in downtown Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.CALENDARSee REED, B4


B4 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comThen there was Cox's stint with the Georgia National Guard when Fort Stewart grabbed him for Installation Ammunition Manager duties. The National Guard Bureau was so impressed with the artillery officer's forward-thinking, automated Ammunition Management methods, that they recalled him to active duty to spread the wealth to all 50 states.Multiple tours at the Pen-tagon followed, where at one point Rich was briefing Chair-man of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Colin Powell on troop readi-ness issues each morning. Cox also worked closely with Gen. Max Thurman on the early planning of Operation Just Cause (the Noriega capture in Panama). Later, he was called on to streamline and execute Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf's legendary personnel requests for Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.With more than enough time under his belt to hang up the uniform, and weighing several tech-heavy offers from other federal agencies, Cox switched gears to work as a civilian for the Missile Defense Agency. His noteworthy service was highlighted by assignments as a senior program scheduler and comptroller for Project Hercules; and as Lead Sched-uler for the U.S. Navy's Aegis (SM3) Missile Program.He chose to live in West Virginia's beautiful Canaan Valley and commute into the National Capital Region, relishing winter weekends spent as Ski Patrol Director for a local resort. where True to form, Rich increased patrol strength by 300 percent, reduced the budget by 30 per-cent and showed a significant decrease in injuries through updated and innovative train-ing and certifications. Retired, now, from all gov-ernment-related service, Rich is "all about my wife, Ruthie and our 12 grandchildren," with RV travel and long rides on his 2006 Harley Limited Military Edition thrown in.But the grinning adventurer still finds time, always, to tend to his dual, lifelong pri-orities: "Helping people and fixing things." VETERANFrom Page B1Haines, of Altoona, says this is a good scripture to have in your bandolier: "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in him." (Psalm 34:8, NKJV). SAVED ROUNDS Happy Birthday on Monday to Marine daughter Marilyn Molnar Budzinski, of Eustis, featured on our Father's Day SALUTE page just a couple months ago (where has the summer gone?). € € € Shout out to fellow vet and neighbor Steve Smith, an Army transport and mech guy who could (and still can) fix anything on wheels. Steve would probably be a command sergeant major by now had he "growed up" serving in one of Rich Cox's (see today's Vet Profile) artillery batteries. Those outside-the-box thinkers tend to execute missions rather well. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years' Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE. OLIVERFrom Page B1owner went back out at the third hour, sixth hour and ninth hour and found other men. He agreed to pay them whatever was right. There was no haggling. There was trust in the owner paying whatever was right. Finally, at the 11th hour the owner found more man standing around and he hired them also. Can you image how the one-hour worker felt during those 11 hours? Worthless. When he went home he had to tell his wife and family he couldnt get work that day. Instead, the last workers were paid first and received a denarius. I find it interesting that the men hired during third, sixth and ninth hours didnt complain at the wage they got. They didnt bargain. They trusted and were rewarded. But the allday workers complained. Like I said, I used to side with the all-day workers. What changed my mind? I realized Im a one-hour worker. We all are. What do we do with deathbed confessions? Put ourselves in their place. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at REEDFrom Page B3500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email veteransinfoandevents@gmail. com. CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org.TUESDAYBINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org. TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to MEETING: At 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Leesburg Senior Center, 1211 Penn St. Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169. Call 352-748-7009. BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information.FRIDAYDINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail. com or go to amvets2006. com. CALENDARFrom Page B1 Joe Galloway, left, is a renowned war correspondent. [TCVVM.ORG]

PAGE 13 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 C1 SPORTS NASCAR | C4SCHEDULE TAKES TOLL AS DRIVERS STEP AWAY Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comThe Associated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. „ Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year.Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph Friday in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott was second at 127.665.The threat of inclement weather has caused the starting time for today's race to move up to 6:45 p.m., an hour earlier than the originally scheduled start.Kyle Busch was third on a track that he's mastered throughout his career. Busch will be seeking his eighth Cup victory at Bristol in tonight's race.Larson calls this his favor-ite track, but he's never won here. He believes that could change tonight."We've been close so many times," Larson said. "I feel like we've been second or third and led the most laps here so many times."Larson's chances of win-ning could depend on whether he can hold off Busch, who already has seven Cup victo-ries at Bristol.Busch has won six Cup races this year and holds a narrow lead over Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. in the season standings. Harvick qualified sixth.Truex didn't make it out of the second round of qualifying and will start 17th out of 40 cars today. That represents his lowest qualifying position since he started 36th on July 1 at Chicagoland, where he went on to finish fourth.Tonight marks the 40th anniversary of Bristol's tradi-tional late-summer Cup race.Larson takes Bristol poleKyle Larson signs autographs before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Friday in Bristol, Tennessee. Larson won the pole for tonights race. [AP PHOTO/WADE PAYNE] The Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. „ Brandt Snedeker couldn't block out the buzz that surrounded his first-round 11-under 59 at the Wyndham Cham-pionship. He refocused just in time to reclaim the lead.Snedeker followed his historic opening score with a 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Wyndham Championship.A day after becoming the 10th player in PGA Tour history to break 60, Snedeker moved to 14-under 126 halfway through the final PGA Tour event before the playoffs."You hear people telling you every two seconds, 'Mr. 59,' or saying how cool it was to watch it," Snedeker said. "So, yes, totally on your mind."D.A. Points shot a 64 to reach 12 under „ one stroke ahead of C.T. Pan, who also had a 64. David Hearn, Peter Malnati, Keith Mitchell, Harris English, Brett Stegmaier and Sergio Garcia were 9 under.Snedeker, the 2012 FedEx Cup champion, won this tournament in 2007 before it moved across town to the par-70 Sedgefield Country Club. He had the tour's first 59 of the year during the first round.But it wasn't easy to follow a score like that. Of the nine previous players who have broken 60 on the tour, six had to play the next day and only one has shot better than 65 in that round: Justin Thomas, who had a 64 in the second round of last year's Sony Open."You can't ignore it, you can't try to forget about it," Snedeker said. "Hardest thing is trying to get back into a rhythm. ... Now I'm better equipped for the next time I shoot 59 and play the next day."By the time Snedeker teed off Friday afternoon, that low score had held up for a one-stroke lead. It temporarily slipped away when he had three bogeys on the front nine.He reclaimed the lead late in his round with some nifty putting. He sank two putts longer than 30 feet, one for eagle on the par-5 15th and another for birdie on the par-4 16th, and wrapped Snedeker follows 59 with 67 for 2-shot leadSee GOLF, C4By Stephen HawkinsAssociated PressMaybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL.If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or had a Heisman Trophy winner.Oklahoma won its third Big 12 title in a row, and 11th overall, on the way to the Col-lege Football Playoff with the Heisman-winning quarter-back who was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.While the Sooners are the preseason favorite again, there are also high expecta-tions for Grier, the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year who threw for 34 touch-downs and 3,490 yards in his injury-shortened WVU debut. The Mountaineers even launched a website during the summer. The Big 12 has never had back-to-back Heisman winners."I would never approve a campaign unless I felt like a player could handle it," coach Dana Holgorsen said. "He's ready for this. He's prepared himself his whole life for this. ... I've got no worries about him not understanding expec-tations and how to deal with expectations."The Mountaineers, who are 27-27 in conference games since joining the Big 12 seven years ago, were picked second in the preseason media poll, ahead of TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State."We're focused on winning games and being the best we can be, and I think Dana understands and trusts that I know that," said Grier, the former Florida quarterback who broke the middle finger on his throwing hand when diving for the end zone in the 11th game last season. "What I'm focused on is not the expectations, but the preparation."West Virginia also returns receiver David Sills, a former quarterback who had 60 catches for 980 yards and a nation-best 18 TDs last season.Mayfield's successor at Oklahoma is Kyler Murray, the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 titleOklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) th rows during practice Aug. 6 in Norman, Oklahoma. [AP PHOTO/SUE OGROCKI, FILE] See BIG 12, C4Preseason Kicko Classic gets teams ready for seasonIt didn't count in any standings, but teams around Lake and Sumter counties got the football season started with their annual preseason games Thursday and Friday. It was a chance for players to work out the kinks and coaches to take note of what they need to have their team work on in the week before the season gets going in earnest. At Lees-burg High, the Yellow Jackets played host to Inverness Citrus High School.Dress rehearsalLeesburgs Jatavian Solomon (13) comes down with an interception at the Kickoff Classic game against Inverness Citrus High School in Leesburg on Friday. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Leesburgs defense makes a stop at the Kickoff Classic game against Inverness Citrus High School in Leesburg on Friday. Fans cheer the Yellow Jackets at Leesburgs Kickoff Classic game Friday. A Leesburg cheerleader performs during Fridays Kickoff Classic.


C2 Saturday, August 18, 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 AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, ABC Supply 500, qualifying, at Long Pond, Pa. 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, at Bristol, Tenn. BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, Guayama (Puerto Rico) vs. Gold Coast (Australia), at Williamsport, Pa. ESPNU „ American Legion World Series, Michigan vs. Nevada, at Shelby, N.C. 3 p.m. ABC „ Little League World Series, elimination game, Des Moines (Iowa) vs. Coventry (R.I.), at Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPNU „ American Legion World Series, Idaho vs. North Carolina, at Shelby, N.C. 6 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, Barcelona (Spain)-Kawaguchi (Japan) loser vs. Arraijan (Panama)-Surrey (British Columbia) loser, at Williamsport, Pa. 7:30 p.m. ESPNU „ American Legion World Series, Louisiana vs. Iowa, at Shelby, N.C. 8 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.)-Coeur dAlene (Idaho) loser vs. Peachtree City (Ga.)-Honolulu loser, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN „ Bryant Jennings vs. Alexander Dimitrenko, heavyweights, at Atlantic City, N.J. CFL FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ Montreal at Edmonton GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Nordea Masters, third round, at Gothenburg, Sweden Noon FOX „ USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, semi“ nal matches, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, third round, at Greensboro, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, third round, at Greensboro, N.C. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Dicks Sporting Goods Open, second round, at Endicott, N.Y. 5 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Indy Women in Tech Championship, third round, at Indianapolis 7 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, WinCo Foods Portland Open, third round, at North Plains, Ore. GYMNASTICS 4:30 p.m. NBC „ U.S. Championships, mens competition, at Boston HORSE RACING 2 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Alabama & Lake Placid Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FS1 „ Baltimore at Cleveland 7 p.m. FS1 „ Milwaukee at St. Louis SUN „ Tampa Bay at Boston FS-Florida „ Miami at Washington 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Seattle OR Arizona at San Diego (joined in progress) MOTOR SPORTS 3 p.m. NBCSN „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Budds Creek National, at Mechanicsville, Md. NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Jacksonville at Minnesota 4 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Oakland at L.A. Rams 7 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Cincinnati at Dallas 10 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Seattle at L.A. Chargers SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Cardiff City vs. Newcastle United 10 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Tottenham vs. Fulham 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Premier League, Chelsea vs. Arsenal 4 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, L.A. Galaxy at Seattle AUTO RACING NASCAR BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE LINEUPFriday; Race: Today At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: 0.526 miles (Car number in parentheses)1. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 127.792 mph. 2. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 127.665. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127.639. 4. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 127.605. 5. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 127.554. 6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 127.039. 7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.896. 8. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 126.880. 9. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 126.863. 10. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 126.762. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 126.253. 12. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 125.988. 13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 125.922. 14. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 125.856. 15. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 125.691. 16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 125.675. 17. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.650. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 125.592. 19. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 125.461. 20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.404. 21. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 125.363. 22. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 125.117. 23. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 125.068. 24. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 124.347. 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 124.897. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 124.387. 27. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 124.315. 28. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 124.210. 29. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 124.066. 30. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 123.937. 31. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 123.682. 32. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 123.261. 33. (96) Jesse Little, Toyota, 122.310. 34. (7) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 121.798. 35. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 121.767. 36. (51) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 121.274. 37. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 120.816. 38. (99) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 120.687. 39. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 120.407. 40. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 119.173.Failed to Qualify41. (52) J McLeod, Ford, 120.611. PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 0 0 1.000 63 37 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 30 15 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 Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 20 10 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 30 27 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 65 65 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 Washington 1 1 0 .500 32 39 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 10 20 Philadelphia 0 2 0 .000 34 68 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 21 24 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 2 0 0 1.000 82 51 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 GamesNew England 37, Philadelphia 20 Washington 15, N.Y. Jets 13 Green Bay 51, Pittsburgh 34Fridays GamesN.Y. Giants at Detroit, late Kansas City at Atlanta, late Miami at Carolina, late Buffalo at Cleveland, late Arizona at New Orleans, lateToday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 CHAMPIONSHIPFridays scores were not available at press time.PGA TOUR ROUNDS UNDER 60 LIST58 „ Jim Furyk, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn., “ nal round, 2016 T ravelers Invitational (11 under-tied 5th). 59 „ Al Geiberger, Colonial CC, Memphis, Tenn., second round, 1977 Memphis Classic (13 under-won). 59 „ Chip Beck, Sunrise GC, Las Vegas, third round, 1991 Las Vegas Invitational (13 under-tied 3rd). 59 „ David Duval, PGA West (Arnold Palmer Course), La Quinta, Calif., “ nal round, 1999 Bob Hope Invitational (13 under-won). 59 „ Paul Goydos, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill., “ rst round, 2010 John Deere Classic (12 under-2nd). 59 „ Stuart Appleby, The Old White Course, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va, “ nal round, 2010 Greenbrier Classic (11 under-won). 59 „ Jim Furyk, Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill., second round, 2013 BMW Championship (12 under-3rd). 59 „ x-Justin Thomas, Waialae CC, Honolulu, “ rst round, 2017 Sony Open (27 unde r-won). 59 „ Adam Hadwin, La Quinta (Calif.) CC, third round, 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge (19 under-2nd). 59 „ Brandt Snedeker, Sedge“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C., “ rst round, 2018 Wyndham Championship. x-Set PGA Tour record with lowest 72-hole score (253).LPGA TOURINDY WOMEN IN TECHFridays scores were not available at press time. PGA CHAMPIONS TOURDICKS SPORTING GOODS OPENFridays leaders at En-Joie Golf Club, Endicott, N.Y. Purse: $2.05 million; Yardage: 6,994; Par: 72 (35-37) FIRST ROUND Doug Garwood 31-33„64 Michael Bradley 31-34„65 Marco Dawson 32-33„65 Clark Dennis 35-31„66 Woody Austin 33-33„66 Tom Gillis 33-34„67 Bob Estes 35-32„67 Skip Kendall 35-33„68 Fran Quinn 32-36„68 Bart Bryant 36-32„68 Steve Jones 34-34„68 Jay Haas 33-35„68 Billy Andrade 34-34„68 Kenny Perry 34-34„68 Paul Broadhurst 35-33„68 Mark Calcavecchia 36-32„68 Kent Jones 35-34„69 John Huston 35-34„69 Glen Day 37-32„69 Jeff Sluman 36-33„69 Scott Parel 35-34„69 Jerry Haas 35-34„69 Larry Mize 36-33„69 Paul Goydos 33-36„69 Robert Gamez 35-35„70 Rod Spittle 35-35„70 Carlos Franco 37-33„70 Joe Durant 35-35„70 Gene Sauers 36-34„70 Lee Janzen 37-33„70 Miguel Angel Jimnez 36-34„70 Bernhard Langer 37-33„70 Jeff Maggert 35-35„70 Ken Tanigawa 38-33„71 Tommy Armour III 36-35„71 Willie Wood 35-36„71 Neal Lancaster 35-36„71 Wes Short, Jr. 39-32„71 Tom Byrum 37-34„71 Steve Flesch 37-34„71 Stephen Ames 38-33„71 Joey Sindelar 35-36„71 David Frost 36-35„71 David McKenzie 35-37„72 Billy Mayfair 36-36„72 Loren Roberts 35-37„72 Mike Goodes 36-36„72 Jesper Parnevik 37-35„72 Kevin Sutherland 37-35„72 Scott McCarron 38-34„72 Mark Walker 37-36„73 Jay Don Blake 36-37„73 Steve Pate 36-37„73 Brad Bryant 37-36„73 Blaine McCallister 36-37„73 Todd Hamilton 38-35„73 Dan Forsman 39-34„73 Scott Dunlap 36-37„73 Olin Browne 38-35„73 Jerry Smith 40-33„73 Duffy Waldorf 37-36„73 John Daly 37-36„73 Tommy Tolles 37-37„74 Gibby Gilbert III 37-37„74 Spike McRoy 37-37„74 Mark Brooks 36-38„74 Scott Hoch 37-37„74 Gary Hallberg 39-36„75 Dudley Hart 37-38„75 Esteban Toledo 41-34„75 Colin Montgomerie 38-37„75 David Eger 39-38„77 R.W. Eaks 37-40„77 Gibby Gilbert 42-36„78 Ken Green 44-37„81 Tom Kite 43-39„82EUROPEAN TOURNORDEA MASTERSFridays leaders at Hills GC, Gothenburg, Sweden; Purse: $1.7 million. Yardage: 7,169; Par: 71 SECOND ROUND Scott Jamison, Scotland 64-65„129 Paul Waring, England 66-63„129 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 66-65„131 Hunter Stewart, United States 65-68„133 Bradley Neil, Scotland 67-66„133 Lee Slattery, England 64-69„133 Martin Kaymer, Germany 67-67„134 Thorbjorn Oleson, Denmark 68-66„134 Adam Bland, Australia 67-67„134 Clement Sordet, France 62-72„134 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 66-68„134 Benjamin Hebert, France 67-67„134 Lucas Herbert, Australia 66-68„134 Chris Hanson, England 68-67„135 Marc Warren, Scotland 70-65„135 Andrea Pava, Italy 69-66„135 Jazz Janewattananond, Thailand 67-68„135 Tom Lewis, England 67-68„135 Sebastien Gros, France 71-64„135 Alejandro Canizares, Spain 68-67„135 ALSO Paul Peterson, United States 69-71„140 MISSED CUT Chase Koepka, United States 69-73„142 Dru Love, United States 71-72„143 Daniel Im, United States 72-72„144 Anthony Paolucci, United States 74-75„149 Jordan Gumberg, United States 76-74„150 Wes McClain, United States 83-74„157WEB.COM TOURPORTLAND OPENFridays scores were not available at press time.UNITED STATS GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. AMATEURFridays scores were not available at press time. 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 0Today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, tieFridays GameWashington at Houston, lateToday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 New York -110 at Philadelphia +100 at Washington -195 Miami +180 at Pittsburgh -105 Chicago -105 San Francisco -130 at Cincinnati +120 at Atlanta -140 Colorado +130 at St. Louis -134 Milwaukee +124 Arizona -135 at San Diego +125American Leagueat New York -260 Toronto +230 at Cleveland -210 Baltimore +190 at Oakland -105 Houston -105 at Boston -210 Tampa Bay +190 at Chicago -121 Kansas City +111 at Minnesota -165 Detroit +155 at Texas Off Los Angeles OFFInterleagueLA Dodgers -130 at Seattle +120NFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Minnesota 3 4 40 Jacksonville at LA Rams 3 1 38 Oakland at Dallas 3 3 41 Cincinnati at Houston 1 2 41 San Francisco at Tennessee 2 3 41 Tampa Bay at Denver 2 3 42 Chicago at LA Chargers 1 3 39 SeattleMondayat Indianapolis Pk Pk 43 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Activated 2B Ian Kinsler from the 10-day DL. Placed 3B Rafael Devers on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, Aug. 16. TEXAS RANGERS „ Placed OF Delino DeShields on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF-OF Drew Robinson from Round Rock (PCL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Placed LHP Mike Montgomery on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday, Aug. 14. Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Placed 1B Joey Votto on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Aristides Aquino from Pensacola (SL). COLORADO ROCKIES „ Reinstated RHP Scott Oberg from the paternity list. Optioned LHP Harrison Musgrave to Albuquerque (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Selected the contract of LHP Daniel Zamora from Binghamton (EL). Placed RHP Bobby Wahl on the 10-day DL. Transferred Phillip Evans to the 60-day DL.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced RHP J.P. France was transferred to the team from Tri-City (NYP).American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed LHP Jeff Dally. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Released OF Logan Moon. Signed INF Anthony Phillips. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released LHP Ryan Boelter. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released OF Dexter Kjerstad. Signed OF Blake Adams.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueSAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Signed DB Dexter McCoil to a one-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Signed LB Erik Walden. Terminated the contract of DE Marcus Smith.HOCKEYECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Signed Fs Hunter Stewart, Matt Harrington, Justin Greenberg, Tyler Howe and D Brandon McMartin to professional tryout contracts.SOCCERMajor League SoccerD.C. UNITED „ Announced G Steve Clark was claimed off waivers by Portland. LOS ANGELES FC „ Announced F Shaft Brewer Jr. was loaned to Phoenix (USL).COLLEGESBAKER „ Named Justin Rees womens basketball coach. EMORY „ Named Derek Nelson assistant track and “ eld coach. FLORIDA GULF COAST „ Named Courtney Cobb womens assistant golf coach. NEW MEXICO „ Named Ralph Davis mens basketball video coordinator. PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 86 36 .705 „ New York 75 46 .620 10 Tampa Bay 62 59 .512 23 Toronto 55 66 .455 30 Baltimore 36 85 .298 49 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 69 51 .575 „ Minnesota 57 63 .475 12 Detroit 50 72 .410 20 Chicago 44 76 .367 25 Kansas City 37 84 .306 32 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 74 47 .612 „ Oakland 72 49 .595 2 Seattle 70 52 .574 4 Los Angeles 62 61 .504 13 Texas 54 69 .439 21Thursdays GamesTampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 8, L.A. Angels 6 Minnesota 15, Detroit 8 Kansas City 6, Toronto 2Fridays GamesToronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Baltimore at Cleveland, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Detroit at Minnesota, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late Houston at Oakland, late L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, lateTodays GamesToronto (Reid-Foley 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Severino 15-6), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Cobb 3-15) at Cleveland (Plutko 4-2), 4:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 9-9) at Oakland (Cahill 4-2), 4:05 p.m. Detroit (TBD) at Minnesota (Stewart 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Keller 5-5) at Chicago White Sox (Covey 4-9), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Glasnow 1-2) at Boston (Price 12-6), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 7-7) at Texas (TBD), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Hill 5-4) at Seattle (Ramirez 0-2), 10:10 p.m.Sundays GamesTampa Bay at Boston, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 68 52 .567 „ Philadelphia 67 54 .554 1 Washington 61 61 .500 8 New York 52 68 .433 16 Miami 48 75 .390 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 70 50 .583 „ Milwaukee 68 55 .553 3 St. Louis 66 56 .541 5 Pittsburgh 61 61 .500 10 Cincinnati 52 69 .430 18 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 67 55 .549 „ Colorado 65 56 .537 1 Los Angeles 65 57 .533 2 San Francisco 61 61 .500 6 San Diego 48 76 .387 20Thursdays GamesN.Y. Mets 24, Philadelphia 4, 1st game Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Mets 6, 2nd game Chicago Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 0 Colorado 5, Atlanta 3 Washington 5, St. Louis 4 Arizona 5, San Diego 1Fridays GamesN.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, late Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late Miami at Washington, late San Francisco at Cincinnati, late Colorado at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late Arizona at San Diego, late L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, lateTodays GamesN.Y. Mets (deGrom 7-7) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 9-7), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-4) at Pittsburgh (Musgrove 4-7), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Chen 4-9) at Washington (Milone 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Senzatela 4-3) at Atlanta (Foltynewicz 10-7), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-4) at Cincinnati (Harvey 5-7), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Miley 2-1) at St. Louis (Mikolas 12-3), 7:15 p.m. Arizona (Godley 13-6) at San Diego (Richard 7-10), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Hill 5-4) at Seattle (Ramirez 0-2), 10:10 p.m.Sundays GamesSan Francisco at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Philadelphia at Charlotte, N.C., 7:10 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWESTERN & SOUTHERN OPENA U.S. Open Series event Friday at The Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio; Purse: Men, $5.67 million (Masters 1000); Women, $2.87 million (Premier). Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles Third RoundJuan Martin del Potro (4), Argentina, def. Nick Kyrgios (15), Australia, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-2. David Gof“ n (11), Belgium, def. Kevin Anderson (6), South Africa, 6-2, 6-4. Novak Djokovic (10), Serbia, def. Grigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Marin Cilic (7), Croatia, def. Karen Khachanov, Russia, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-4, 6-3. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 6-1, 7-6 (6).Womens Singles Third RoundLesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Madison Keys (13), United States, def. Angelique Kerber (4), Germany, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Ashleigh Barty (16), Australia, 7-5, 6-4. Elina Svitolina (5), Ukraine, def. Amanda Anisimova, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, def. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.Mens Doubles Second RoundJean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (6), Hungary, def. Sam Querrey and Rajeev Ram, United States, 6-3, 6-3. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (3), Australia, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Robin Haase, Netherlands, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 12-10. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 7-6 (3), 6-2.Womens Doubles Second RoundLucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, and Ekaterina Makarova (7), Russia, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (2), France, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 7-5, 7-6 (2).Quarter“ nalsKaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, United States, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (4), Spain, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova (3), Czech Republic, 7-6 (1), 6-4.LATE THURSDAY Mens Singles Second RoundJuan Martin del Potro (4), Argentina, def. Hyeon Chung, South Korea, 6-2, 6-3.Third RoundPablo Carreno Busta (13), Spain, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-4, 6-2. Milos Raonic, Canada, def. Denis Shapovalov, Canada, 7-6 (6), 6-4.Womens Singles Second RoundSimona Halep (1), Romania, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Amanda Anisimova, United States, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-4, 6-3.Third RoundAryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Caroline Garcia (6), France, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 6-4, 6-2. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium, def. Sloane Stephens (3), United States, 7-6 (8), 6-2.Mens Doubles Second RoundPhilipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, and Fernando Verdasco, Spain, def. Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (8), France, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 10-6. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Mercelo Melo (5), Brazil, def. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, 6-4, 7-6 (4).Womens Doubles Second RoundAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke (5), Czech Republic, 6-2, 5-2 retired. Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, United States, def. Han Xinyun, China, and Darija Jurak, Croatia, 1-6, 6-1, 10-7. LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIESAll times EasternAt South Williamsport, Pa. UNITED STATESNEW ENGLAND, Coventry (R.I.); MIDATLANTIC, Staten Island (N.Y.); SOUTHEAST, Peachtree City, Ga.; GREAT LAKES, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.); MIDWEST, Des Moines (Iowa); SOUTHWEST, Houston; NORTHWEST, Coeur dAlene (Idaho); WEST, HonoluluINTERNATIONALASIA/PACIFIC, Seoul (South Korea); AUSTRALIA, Gold Coast; CANADA, Surrey (British Columbia); CARIBBEAN, Guayama (Puerto Rico); EUROPE/AFRICA, Barcelona (Spain); JAPAN, Kawaguchi; LATIN AMERICA, Arraijan (Panama); MEXICO, Matamoros(Double Elimination) Thursdays GamesGame 1: Seoul (South Korea) 4, Guayama (Puerto Rico) 2, 9 innings Game 2: Staten Island (N.Y.) 5, Des Moines (Iowa) 2 Game 3: Matamoros (Mexico) 3, Gold Coast (Australia) 2 Game 4: Houston 3, Coventry (R.I.) 1Fridays GamesGame 5: Kawaguchi (Japan) 11, Barcelona (Spain) 1, 5 innings Game 6: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Coeur dAlene (Idaho), late Game 7: Arraijan (Panama) vs. Surrey (British Columbia), late Game 8: Peachtree City (Ga.) vs. Honolulu, late



C4 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | Robert Grif“ n III (left) and Andrew Luck throw during a joint practice with the Ravens and Colts on Friday in West“ eld, Indiana. [PHOTOS BY MICHAEL CONROY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Michael MarotThe Associated PressWESTFIELD, Ind. „ Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head.The two high-profile Texas prep stars were both recruited by Stanford, finished one-two in the 2011 Heisman Trophy race, went first and second in the 2012 NFL draft and were the top two vote-getters in the NFLs Offensive Rookie of the Year balloting.Now, the 28-year-old quar-terbacks find themselves in an odd place „ rooting for each anothers comebacks.You know it seems like the combine was just yesterday,Ž Griffin said after the first of two joint practices on the final weekend of training camp.Hes always going to be the geeky guy and Im always going to be the guy who wears the goofy socks.ŽMaybe those sentiments sound strange coming from two guys who were supposed to join the long list of memorable rivals.But fate, as it sometimes does, changed everything.Instead of becoming fierce foes, Griffin and Luck devel-oped a mutual admiration for each anothers work. They respect one another so much that Luck even took a moment during a brief stoppage at practice to jog over and give Griffin a hug.Hes a really good guy. Hes a Texas guy, so we have some links there,Ž Luck said earlier this week. I got to know him at the Heisman and then the combine and draft. Ive always been a big fan. Our families got to know each other a fair bit. Im excited to see him.ŽMuch has changed since these two last threw passes on the same field, six years ago in one of the few highly anticipated preseason games, pitting the seemingly cant-miss prospects.Luck was considered the polished, establishment guy, who learned the game from his NFL-playing father, who was groomed in Stanfords pro-style offense had a resume that resembled Peyton Mannings.Griffin was the flashy new guy with plenty of upside, legs that were supposed to be as difficult to stop as his arm, who could make any offense high octane and who took home four of college footballs most prized trophies in 2011. Both began with a bang.Luck led the Colts to the playoffs each of his first three seasons, made the Pro Bowl each year and helped lead the Colts one step deeper in the playoffs each successive year, culminating with an AFC championship game appearance following the 2014 season.Griffin countered by lead-ing the Redskins to their first playoff appearance in five years, drawing praise from President Barack Obama and making the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Then things suddenly went awry.Griffin sprained a ligament in his right knee in December 2012, but was cleared by doctors in time to return for the final two regular-season games and the playoff game against Seattle. During the fourth quarter of the loss to the Seahawks, Griffins knee gave out and he wound up needing surgery for two torn ligaments and a torn meniscus.I dont think about the past because otherwise I cant stay in the present,Ž Griffin said. Im a football player. If they tell me I can go, Im going to go.ŽHe was never the same. Since starting 9-7, he is just 6-19 as a starter.Griffin lost the starting spot in Washington three times over the next three seasons and finally signed with Cleve-land in 2016, where he spent most of the season on injured reserve with a fractured bone in his left shoulder. He still holds the distinction as the most recent starting quarter-back to lead the Browns to a victory on Dec. 24, 2016.The Browns released Grif-fin in March 2017 „ before he collected a $750,000 roster bonus „ and he was out of football all of last season.While one still has a franchises hopes riding on his arm, the other is battling just to make a rosterThe wildly di erent paths of Andrew Luck and RGIII By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. „ Two more drivers are headed to the checkered flag of their NASCAR careers and the laps are winding down for a golden age of racing.Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler both said this will be their final season of racing full time as they become the latest two veterans to find they no longer want to be part of the traveling circus. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Danica Patrick have already given up their seats in stock cars to spend more time doing, well, every-thing theyve missed in life.Kahne and Sadler, who have a combined 1,589 starts at the NASCAR national level, want to spend more time with their kids and not spend 38 weekends a year at a track. They are part of a group of drivers that broke into NASCAR when the sport went mainstream and money poured in from cor-porations all over the world.If a driver could get a seat in the Cup Series and parlay it into a strong sponsorship deal, they virtually guaranteed themselves a lengthy career that earned them massive paydays, private planes, mansions, motorhomes and long-term financial security.I got to basically make a run and live in an awesome time in NASCAR,Ž said Kahne, who debuted in 2002 and has logged 15 years in the Cup Series. He has 18 career victories and, prior to 2016 when NASCAR stopped publishing winnings, Kahne had earned $71.4 million.Kahne grew up racing sprint cars but followed the path of Stewart, who paved the way for dirt racers to chase new money in NASCAR. Kahne at the end of last year lost his ride with Hendrick Motorsports and has been slogging along this year with single-car team Leavine Family Racing.2 more NASCAR drivers stepping away from long schedulethis summer. The former Texas A&M transfer got a nearly $5 million bonus from the Oakland Athletics, who agreed to let the speedy out-fielder play one more football season. Murray and the Soon-ers also have 1,000-yard rusher Rodney Anderson and 1,000-yard receiver Marquise Brown.This is going to be an inter-esting team, no question,Ž Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said. Its got a chance to be maybe the most talented team that weve had in the now four years that we will have been at OU, but also probably our most inexperienced team as well.Ž HERMANS HORNSTexas broke its string of three consecutive losing sea-sons in coach Tom Hermans debut, but came close to being much better than 7-6. The Longhorns lost twice in over-time, including in two OTs at USC, and had two other losses by a combined nine points.We have been training our guys how to finish,Ž Herman said. Every drill that we do, every workout that we have, everything that we do has a finish component to it, mean-ing we require our guys to be at their very best when the game is on the line.Ž SURGING CYCLONES Iowa State is coming off its best season since 2000, an 8-5 record with wins over Okla-homa and TCU, the teams that played in the Big 12 championship game. The five losses were by a combined 25 points. Among nine returning offen-sive starters are 1,000-yard rusher David Montgomery and sixth-year quarterback Kyle Kempt, whose first career start was the stunning road win over the Sooners.I was anxious to watch the response of our football team coming back in January from some of the lessons we learned from a year ago,Ž third-year coach Matt Campbell said. Its been fun.Ž TOP PLAYERS€ Grier and Sills, West Virginias standout QB-WR combo.€ Ben Banogu, TCUs 6-foot-4, 249-pound defen-sive end and preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year who had 8 sacks and 16 tackles for loss last year.€ Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill, who led the Big 12 with 1,467 yards rushing as a sophomore last year after being the FBS fresh-man rushing leader with 1,142 yards.€ Kansas senior linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., who led the Big 12 with 11.4 tackles per game and all FBS players with 7.6 solo stops per game last year. His 25 tackles for loss were a single-season school record.€ Rodney Anderson, who ran for 1,161 yards and 13 TDs for the Sooners, and had five receiving TDs. ON THE HOT SEATTexas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been in this spot before „ just last season. A win in the regular-season finale at Texas got the Red Raiders into a bowl game and pretty much saved their former quarterbacks job. He is going into his sixth year as coach with a 30-33 record after a loss to South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl, and a 16-29 mark in Big 12 games. BIG 12From Page C1up with the best two-round score at this tournament since Carl Petterssons 125 a decade ago.When I finally convinced myself to hit a few putts, they started going in,Ž Snedeker said. Over 72 holes, youre going to have stretches where balls dont go in the hole, youve got to be able to kind of overcome, be patient, wait for the long ones to fall, and luckily I made a couple coming down the stretch.ŽPoints, who has made only one cut since January and failed to reach the weekend in 19 of his 24 tournaments this season, had a strong front nine with three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole, where he sank a 40-foot putt. He has finished in the top 20 at this tournament twice since 2014, and after starting far off the bubble at No. 214 on the points list, could play his way into the playoffs this weekend.Basically, I know this is possibly my last event of the year, so I havent been grinding really hard,Ž Points said. It seems to be paying off.ŽPan, a 26-year-old from Taiwan, had birdies on three of his final four holes to climb the leaderboard. He sank a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 17 and an 8-footer on the 18th to match the best round of his young career. He also shot 64s last year at the Travel-ers Championship and the RSM Classic.I love this course,Ž Pan said, adding that his trajectory tends to be lower than compared to other guys, so I think I have an advantage here.ŽAmong the other highlights: Brian Gay had the days best round, a 63 tar-nished only by a bogey on his final hole on which he missed a 4-foot par putt. And Mitchell opened with five consecutive birdies to briefly raise the possibility of a second sub-60 score in two days, before slipping back later in his round.Its definitely a differ-ent feeling,Ž Mitchell said. But its a feeling you try to get comfortable with because you want to be in that zone.ŽA key subplot at Sedge-field every year is the push by bubble players to earn postseason spots. The top 125 players on the points list make the field for the Northern Trust in New Jersey, and everyone from No. 122 to No. 132 is playing this weekend. Bill Haas, who at No. 150 is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time, made the cut at 3 under. Garcia, at No. 131, also is trying to make it for the 12th straight year. Johnathan Byrd „ who at No. 183 probably needs to win or finish alone in second place to earn enough points to qualify „ remains in the mix at 8 under.Its kind of an easy men-tality in a sense,Ž Byrd said. Just got to play amazing or go home, or go to the ( Tour) finals.Ž GOLFFrom Page C1West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks to pass against Texas Tech on Oct. 14, 2017, in Morgantown, West Virginia. [AP PHOTO/ RAYMOND THOMPSON, FILE]

PAGE 17 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 C5 AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston8636.705„„8-2L-142-1544-21 NewYork7546.62010„6-4L-242-2033-26 TampaBay6259.51223106-4W-234-2428-35 Toronto5566.45530174-6L-129-3226-34 Baltimore3685.29849363-7L-121-4015-45 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland6951.575„„8-2W-537-2332-28 Minnesota5763.47512145-5W-336-2421-39 Detroit5072.41020223-7L-332-3018-42 Chicago4476.36725274-6W-222-3822-38 KansasCity3784.30632353-7W-118-4419-40 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston7447.612„„4-6W-133-2941-18 Oakland7249.5952„7-3L-135-2437-25 Seattle7052.574426-4W-136-2434-28 LosAngeles6261.50413117-3L-133-3029-31 Texas5469.43921195-5W-127-3727-32 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta6852.567„„7-3L-134-2534-27 Philadelphia6754.5541„4-6W-140-2027-34 Washington6161.500863-7W-130-2831-33 NewYork5268.43316146-4L-124-3728-31 Miami4875.39021202-8L-528-3520-40 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago7050.583„„6-4W-238-2332-27 Milwaukee6855.5533„4-6L-136-2432-31 St.Louis6656.541518-2L-132-2734-29 Pittsburgh6161.5001064-6L-433-3028-31 Cincinnati5269.43018153-7L-428-3524-34 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona6755.549„„5-5W-232-2935-26 Colorado6556.537126-4W-131-2734-29 LosAngeles6557.533224-6W-132-3033-27 SanFrancisco6161.500665-5L-134-2627-35 SanDiego4876.38720204-6L-422-4126-35 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia ChicagoCubsatPittsburgh MiamiatWashington SanFranciscoatCincinnati ColoradoatAtlanta TorontoatN.Y.Yankees BaltimoreatCleveland TampaBayatBoston L.A.AngelsatTexas DetroitatMinnesota MilwaukeeatSt.Louis ArizonaatSanDiego KansasCityatChicagoWhiteSox HoustonatOakland L.A.DodgersatSeattleTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkdeGrom(R)7-71.8110-142-120.21.74 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)4:05p9-73.3312-111-120.02.70 MiamiChen(L)4-95.328-111-216.23.78 WashingtonMilone(L)7:05p1-15.242-21-117.15.19 ChicagoMontgomery(L)4-43.626-71-116.13.31 PittsburghMusg rove(R) 7:05p4-73.495-80-320.02.25 ColoradoSenzatela(R)4-34.562-31-117.03.18 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7:10p10-72.8612-113-019.21.83 SanFrancisco Bumgarner(L)4-42.716-71-018.01.50 CincinnatiHarvey(R)7:10p5-75.1911-90-116.05.06 MilwaukeeMiley(L)2-12.235-31-018.02.50 St.LouisMikolas(R)7:15p12-32.8517-71-021.03.00 ArizonaGodley(R)13-64.2015-92-021.01.299 SanDiegoRichard(L)8:40p7-104.9811-140-018.04.50AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TorontoReid-Foley(R)0-15.400-10-15.05.40 NewYorkSeverino(R)1:05p15-63.2719-61-216.25.94 HoustonKeuchel(L)9-93.4314-111-020.02.25 OaklandCahill(R)4:05p4-23.399-52-016.23.24 BaltimoreCobb(R)3-155.314-181-120.01.35 ClevelandPlutko(R)4:05p4-24.754-21-216.15.51 KansasCityKeller(R)5-53.405-81-119.13.26 ChicagoCovey(R)7:10p4-96.065-110-313.19.45 TampaBayGlasnow(R)1-23.972-10-012.02.25 BostonPrice(L)7:10p12-63.7517-61-020.01.35 DetroitCarpenter(L)0-16.391-20-112.06.75 MinnesotaStewart(R)7:10p0-16.230-10-14.16.23 LosAngelesHeaney(L)7-73.8811-111-118.15.40 TexasTBD8:05p0-00.000-00-00.00.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA L.Angeles(NL) Hill(L)5-43.578-81-017.12.60 SeattleRamirez(R)10:10p0-26.751-20-214.26.75 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.18 1915: BostonopenedBravesFieldwitha3-1victory overtheSt.LouisCardinals. 1931: NewYorksLouGehrigplayedinhis1,000th consecutivegame.Gehrigwenthitlessinthe5-4lossto Detroit. 1948: BrooklynsRexBarneypitchedaone-hitterfora 1-0winoverRobinRobertsandthePhiladelphiaPhillies atShibePark. 1956: TheCincinnatiRedshiteighthomerunsandthe MilwaukeeBravesaddedtwotosetaNationalLeague recordforhomerunsbytwoclubsinanine-inning nightgame.BobThurmansthreehomersanddouble ledtheRedsinthe13-4rout. 1960: LewBurdetteoftheMilwaukeeBravespitcheda no-hitter,beatingthePhiladelphiaPhillies1-0.Burdette facedtheminimum27batters.TonyGonzalezreached “rstinthe“fthafterbeinghitbyapitchandwaswiped outinadoubleplay. 1965: HankAaronofMilwaukeehitCurtSimmonspitch ontopofthepavilionroofatSportsmansParkinSt. Louisforanapparenthomerun.However,umpireChris Pelekoudascalledhimoutforbeingoutofthebatters boxwhenheconnected.TheBravesstillwonthegame 5-3. 1967: CaliforniasJackHamiltonhitTonyConigliaroon hisleftcheekbonewithafastballinthefourthinning ofa3-2losstoBoston.Conigliarowascarriedunconsciousfromthe“eldandmissedtheremainderofthe 1967seasonandtheentire1968season.The22-yearoldalreadyhadmorethan100homerunstohiscredit. 1977: DonSuttonoftheLosAngelesDodgerspitchedSTATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE 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;2tiedat74. HITS: Segura,Seattle,148;Martinez,Boston,147; Lindor,Cleveland,142;Rosario,Minnesota,141;Betts, Boston,140;Merri“eld,KansasCity,138;Castellanos, Detroit,137;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;Castellanos,Detroit,34; Bogaerts,Boston,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,32;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,79;Goldschmidt,Arizona,76;Harper, Washington,76;Hernandez,Philadelphia,76;Freeman, Atlanta,75;2tiedat74. RBI: Baez,Chicago,89;Suarez,Cincinnati,88;Aguilar, Milwaukee,87;Arenado,Colorado,84;Story,Colorado, 83;Rizzo,Chicago,78;Harper,Washington,77;Hoskins, Philadelphia,77;Markakis,Atlanta,76;Freeman, Atlanta,75. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta,150;Markakis,Atlanta,150; Albies,Atlanta,135;Gennett,Cincinnati,135;Peraza, Cincinnati,135;Arenado,Colorado,133;Turner,Washington,133;Castro,Miami,132;Story,Colorado,132;2 tiedat131. 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;3tiedat27. 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;Hoskins, Philadelphia,25;Story,Colorado,25. 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;Lester,Chicago,13-5;Nola,Philadelphia,13-3; Chacin,Milwaukee,12-4;Greinke,Arizona,12-8;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; Gray,Colorado,157;Pivetta,Philadelphia,153;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,152;Nola,Philadelphia,149;Marquez, Colorado,146;Godley,Arizona,143.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBay3,N.Y.Yankees1 Texas8,L.A.Angels6 Minnesota15,Detroit8 KansasCity6,Toronto2 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets24,Philadelphia4,1st game ChicagoCubs1,Pittsburgh0 Washington5,St.Louis4 Colorado5,Atlanta3 Philadelphia9,N.Y.Mets6,2ndgame Arizona5,SanDiego1 SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBayatBoston,1:05p.m. TorontoatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. BaltimoreatCleveland,1:10p.m. DetroitatMinnesota,2:10p.m. KansasCityatChicagoWhiteSox, 2:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatTexas,3:05p.m. HoustonatOakland,4:05p.m. NationalLeague SanFranciscoatCincinnati,1:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatPittsburgh,1:35p.m. ColoradoatAtlanta,1:35p.m. MiamiatWashington,1:35p.m. MilwaukeeatSt.Louis,2:15p.m. ArizonaatSanDiego,4:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatSeattle,4:10p.m. N.Y.Metsvs.Philadelphia, Williamsport,Pa.,7:10p.m. Interleague L.A.DodgersatSeattle,4:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSJOEYGALLO,1B,3B,OF,TexasRangers: Galloohasstruckoutin35.2percentof plateappearancesthisyearandracked up31singlesand31homeruns.Gallo oftenhitslowerintheorderwhich makeshislineupappearancesmore dependentonplayersaroundhimdoing wellinordertogeneratemoreopportunities.Gallospowerbringsimmense upsidebutthereturnsaremoreinconsistent.Thisisthetypeofplayerthat makesmoresenseutilizingincontests thatrewardasmallerpercentageofthe “eld. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos10239899140.352 JMartinezBos11544288147.333 AltuveHou10440764134.329 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea11447178148.314 TroutLAA10937282115.309 JoRamirezCle11843784132.302 SimmonsLAA11041556125.301 BrantleyCle10843370130.300 Merri“eldKC11746056138.300 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl11946275149.323 MarkakisAtl11946769150.321 YelichMil10742482131.309 ArenadoCol11442578131.308 GennettCin11744269135.305 MartinezStL11439441120.305 DickersonPit10238652117.303 CainMil10439562119.301 DPeraltaAri10943159129.299 AlmoraChC11234354102.297 ThroughAug.16OutofreachSanFranciscoGiantssecondbasemanJoePanikdivesforbutcantgettoasinglebytheCincinnatiRedsEugenio Suarezduringthe“rstinningofFridaysgameinCincinnati.UmpirePhilCuzzi,left,scampersoutoftheway.[GARY LANDERS/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


C6 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,800 2,840 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,850.13 Change: 9.44 (0.3%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 24,960 25,360 25,760 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,669.32 Change: 110.59 (0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1959 Declined 837 New Highs 98 New Lows 48 Vol. (in mil.) 2,992 Pvs. Volume 3,183 1,781 1,919 1643 1174 94 70 NYSE NASDDOW 25728.16 25521.66 25669.32 +110.59 +0.43% +3.84% DOW Trans. 11252.76 11163.01 11227.80 +37.37 +0.33% +5.80% DOW Util. 747.66 738.75 743.96 +2.94 +0.40% +2.85% NYSE Comp. 12928.18 12834.11 12908.26 +66.98 +0.52% +0.78% NASDAQ 7830.78 7752.68 7816.33 +9.81 +0.13% +13.22% S&P 500 2855.63 2833.73 2850.13 +9.44 +0.33% +6.60% S&P 400 2011.89 1994.39 2010.19 +9.85 +0.49% +5.77% Wilshire 5000 29758.19 29533.85 29709.70 +99.65 +0.34% +6.89% Russell 2000 1693.71 1679.97 1692.95 +7.20 +0.43% +10.25% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 33.03 -.06 -0.2 s s s -15.0 -8.2 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 160.63 159.72 +.23 +0.1 s s s +60.2 +74.6 28 0.24 Amer Express AXP 84.02 104.24 103.03 +.38 +0.4 s s s +3.7 +19.1 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 40.34 62.02 46.38 +.35 +0.8 s t t -9.6 +9.8 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.62 30.04 29.82 -.01 ... s s s ... +36.8 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.60 +.38 +0.8 s s s +1.6 +3.3 88 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.60 -.06 -0.2 s s s -10.8 -11.9 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 113.54 113.85 +.97 +0.9 s s s +18.6 +36.9 24 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 117.90 112.48 ... ... t s s +4.6 +11.7 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.55 12.30 ... ... t t t -29.6 -48.6 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 47.21 +.61 +1.3 s s s -20.4 -15.6 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 117.46 170.54 164.66 +.80 +0.5 s s s +16.2 +38.2 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 195.56 +.17 +0.1 t t s +3.2 +30.9 25 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 146.06 +.72 +0.5 s t s -4.8 +6.3 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 97.98 +.30 +0.3 t t s +5.4 +31.9 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.20 +.05 +0.2 s t t +25.4 +28.8 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.06 175.17 +.38 +0.2 s s s +12.2 +19.3 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 114.96 +.71 +0.6 s t s -4.1 -1.3 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 74.05 73.72 +.17 +0.2 s s s +14.1 +30.8 14 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 97.85 -.79 -0.8 s s s -0.9 +24.4 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.94 +.11 +0.4 s s s -7.6 -14.1 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 BUSINESS The Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stocks rose late in the day Friday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported that the countries hope to have a resolution by November.Industrial, health care and basic materials companies made some of the biggest gains. The report came a day after China said it will send an envoy to Washington for the first talks between the countries since early June.Marina Severinovsky, an investment strategist at Schroders, said stocks could jump if the U.S. and China make real progress toward a trade agreement. But stocks in emerging markets might make even bigger gains.The rally that could come, if there is a better outcome, would be in emerging markets,Ž she said. China has suffered pretty greatly ... the U.S. has held up pretty well.ŽThe late gains came in spite of weak results for several chipmakers. Electric car maker Tesla took its biggest drop in two years on reports of a wider government inves-tigation into the company and concerns about CEO Elon Musks health.The Wall Street Journal cited officials in both the U.S. and China as it said negotiators want to end the trade war before U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at multilat-eral events in November.Industrial companies made some of the biggest gains after agricultural equipment maker Deere posted stronger than expected sales. Its stock rose 2.4 percent to $140.59. Construction equipment maker Cater-pillar rose 2.3 percent to $139.34 and engine maker Paccar added 2.3 percent to $67.16.Stocks jump on China hopesMARKET WATCHDow 25,669.32 110.59 Nasdaq 7,816.33 9.81 S&P 2,850.13 9.44 Russell 1,692.95 7.20 NYSE 12,908.26 66.98COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,176.50 0.30 Silver 14.616 .0810 Platinum 777.30 7.20 Copper 2.6245 .0110 Oil 65.91 0.45MARKET MOVERS€ Deere & Co., up $3.24 to $140.59: The farm equipment maker reported strong sales but said freight and materials costs are still putting pressure on its business. € Pinnacle West Capital Corp., up 57 cents to $82.27: Utilities and other big dividend payers rose as bond yields turned lower Friday.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONTrump to SEC: Consider ending quarterly reports President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after speaking with several top business leaders, hes asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether shifting to a sixmonth reporting requirement would help companies grow faster and create more jobs.ISTANBULTurkish lira resumes fall after sanctions threatThe Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO country.The lira dropped about 5 percent, to about 6.11 per dollar, after U.S. President Donald Trump posted a tweet warning the country of more punitive measures over the continued detention in Turkey of American pastor Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor who faces 35 years in prison on charges of espionage and terror-related charges.HOPKINS, S.C.No cleanup of nuclear leak in SC for yearsFederal regulators say Westinghouse Electric Co. has no plans to clean a plume of uranium under its nuclear fuel factory despite evidence it could reach South Carolinas water supply.Instead, Westinghouse wants a new 40-year extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, even though theres nearly a decade left on its current license.The nuclear plume is under the plant south of Columbia and cant be cleaned until the factory closes. The Associated PressTesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference June 14 in Chicago. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an excruciating year.Ž [KIICHIRO SATO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Tom KrisherThe Associated PressWhat do you do when your CEO confesses that hes cracking under the stress of his job? Thats the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the companys impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most difficult and painful year of my career.Ž Musk tells newspaper hes cracking from stress of Tesla job Underpressure The newspaper reported that during an hour-long telephone interview on Thursday, Musk alternated between laughter and tears, acknowledging that he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.His comments confirmed what many in and out of the company had suspected as Musk conceded that exhaustion was affecting his personal health and that friends have come by who are really concerned.ŽYet he told the newspaper that he has no plans to give up his dual role as Teslas chairman and CEO. If you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know. They can have the job. Is there someone who can do the job better? They can have the reins right now,Ž he told the paper.The interview puts board members in a difficult position because Musk, who entered Tesla as a major investor and built the company into a force that has changed the perception of electric cars, is the companys public identity.But Erik Gordon, a University of Michigan business and law professor, said Teslas board has a fiduciary duty to shareholders to take action.If the board does not get him out of this slot at a minimum on a leave of absence basis, I think the board is going to be seen by a lot of people who love the company as being derelict in their duties,Ž Gordon said Friday. You can love the company, you can love Musk and hate having him be the CEO at this point.ŽShares of Tesla slumped more than 7 percent in early trading Friday.The board has stood behind Musk despite some bizarre behavior including a tweet labeling a diver who aided in the cave rescue of Thai soccer players as a pedophile. But Gordon said it has to act now or be open to shareholder lawsuits. He suggested replacing Musk as CEO and keeping him on as a vision-ary chief technical officer.The interview and other actions, Gordon said, are signs that Musk no longer can handle the CEO job. Musk spent nights at Teslas Fremont, California, factory working out pro-duction problems on its new Model 3 car that is supposed to take Tesla from niche luxury carmaker to a mass producer that competes with Detroit. But Gordon said a CEO wouldnt live at the factory. Instead, he or she would form a team to work overnight and solve problems.In the interview, Musk stood by his Aug. 7 tweet saying he had secured funding to take Tesla private in a deal that could be worth more than $20 billion. But he told the news-paper that he wrote the tweet inside a Tesla Model S while he was driving to the airport, and that no one else reviewed it. By David McHughThe Associated PressFRANKFURT, Germany „ Greece officially completes its bailout program on Monday, after eight years of cutbacks enforced in return for massive loans and following an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression.The exit is a welcome milestone. But it offers little assurance that the 19-coun-try euro currency union has left behind its problems with debt. The huge debt pile in Greece and an even bigger one in Italy will remain a lurking financial threat to Europe that could take a generation to defuse.Europes debt problems have repeatedly raised fears over the past decade of a break-up in the euro, a worst-case scenario that would cause severe economic damage in the region and shake world financial markets and trade.In Greece, successive governments had borrowed heavily for three decades to fund generous spending on pensions and jobs given to political supporters, while tolerating widespread tax evasion and covering up budget shortfalls. All that blew up mightily in October 2009, when Greece admitted its budget deficit was much bigger than previously reported. Shocked investors no longer would risk loaning Greece money at affordable rates, forcing the govern-ment to turn to rescue loans from the other eurozone countries and the Interna-tional Monetary Fund.Greek bailout ends, but Europes problems grind on

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ORGANIZATIONBANISH CLUTTER QUICKLY According to marthastewart. com, the following are some quick organizing steps to take to start to overhaul your home life in 15 minutes or less. € Set aside clothes to donate or repair. € Make over the medicine cabinet. € Clean out the refrigerator. € Sort your mail. € Take back items you need to return or exchange. € Corral the remotes in a decorative box, bin or tray. € Match up extra sheet sets. BATHSCREATE A SANCTUARY To create a spalike setting in your bathroom, consider these tips from DXV. Freestanding tubs: The right tub o ers a way to unwind every day, as well as a stunning focal point to anchor the space. Soaking tubs are an option that adds style with a touch of luxury. Shower systems: Design the space to t your preferences with di erent sprays and various angles for massage, invigoration or total relaxation. LANDSCAPINGENHANCE YOUR LAWNHere are some tips from LoveYour to make your yard look even better. € Professionals recommend to not mow right a er it rains because mowing wet grass will cause clumping and ruts. € Let the clippings fall back on the lawn to add a natural source of nitrogen back to the soil. „ Brandpoint | Saturday, August 18, 2018 E1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Betty Montgomery More Content NowIt has been interesting to see how ornamental grasses are increasing in popularity as gardeners look for low maintenance, high impact plants. These handsome plants are now becoming standards in the landscape, adding beauty and grace. Adding grasses can give a calming presence or make a dramatic statement. They present a unique design element, as well as a decorative accent. Grasses not only add texture, but some add a graceful movement to your landscape. They can have different colors and range in height from 6 inches to 14 feet. Many of the grasses will add interest all four seasons of the year. No matter what conditions you have in your garden, there are grasses that will add to your garden. I used to shy away from ornamental grasses. When I heard the word ornamental grasses,Ž my mind would wander. Large clumps of white pampas grass that would tower over me like a giant would come to mind. I knew that these monsters would not do in my perennial borders. Then, I was on a garden tour in Cashiers, North Carolina one summer and came upon some lovely Japanese forest grass planted along a path. I fell in love with it and could not wait to plant some in my garden along a shaded path under a maple tree. These lovely blades of yellow, growing about 8 inches tall, I knew would brighten up this area and would be the perfect addition to this particular spot. My eyes have now been opened to using grasses or even recommending them to others. The last few years I have enjoyed adding a few here and there to my garden, realizing they do have a place in a perennial border or as focal points in a landscape. Grasses are quite a diverse group of plants that are reasonably carefree and not too fussy about soil or light. Today, there are wonderful grasses that will tolerate damp or dry soil, shade as well as sunny situations. There are some that are drought tolerant, others that will take damp locations. I also see some grasses being used more and more in cutting gardens for their use in flower arrangements, adding a dramatic effect. Grasses, in general, will fall into two categories: warm season varieties or cool season varieties. Cool season grasses are grasses like Carex, calamagrostis, Chasmanthium, Deschampsia, festuca, Hakonechloa, Molinia and Stipa. These can be lifted and divided in late winter or early spring. Then there are warm season grasses such as Arundo, Cortaderia, Imperata, Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum and phalaris. These should be divided in late spring when they are actively growing. Once they are established, many grasses prove to be drought tolerant and have few problems. Plus, rabbits, deer moles and voles shy away from them. They tend to be uniform in new growth and most are long lived. One of my very favorite, and the one that opened my eyes to grasses, is Japanese forest grass. There are several different varieties that are available. Hakonechloa Aureola was my first purchase. These golden blades of grass brighten a dark spot in my garden. They are a bright yellow green with some sun exposure, where the grass is in more shade, the blades tend to be lime-green. The plants spill over the edge of the path, looking lovely. Another of the Japanese forest grass, Hakonechloa macra Nicolas,Ž is a versatile variety, showing green colors in the spring and summer and as soon as the weather changes in the fall, the blades turn brilliant red, orange and gold, making a dramatic statement. Zebra (Miscanthus sinensis ZebrinusŽ) was the second ornamental grass I added. It was placed in a spot where I had some washing by a step on a hillside. The strong root system was just what I needed and it has performed beautifully for years. It grows to between 4 and 7 feet in height and performs nicely throughout the year. It adds a wonderful focal point in the garden and looks great in flower arrangements. The fountain grasses (pennisetum) have eye-catching foliage and flowers. They sway in the wind, adding the appeal of movements and rustling sounds. They are a rapid grower, changing appearance throughout the year. The most popular is purple fountain grass (pennisetum setaceum), an annual grass in most areas of the South. I have only mentioned a few. There is a wide range of colors, heights and effects that can be created with grasses. You need to do as I have and venture out and try a few. There are so many to choose from, it can be mind-boggling. Have a go at it. Do not be shy and hesitant as I once was. Find a spot that needs a different look and plant the perfect one for your garden. Betty Montgomery is a master gardener and author of Hydrangeas: How To Grow, Cultivate & Enjoy,Ž and A Four-Season Southern Garden.Ž She can be reached att be hesitant to add grasses to your gardenLow maintenance, high impact Grasses are a quite a diverse group of plants that are reasonably carefree and not too fussy about soil or light. Japanese forest grass works well along a shaded path. [BETTY MONTGOMERY PHOTOS]Carex siderosticha VariegataŽ can create a nice groundcover in the garden. Lets face it, most people hate math, and even mathematicians hate construction math on the job site. Construction math is a combination of old math and very old verbiage applied to different products used on the same project. When you make math simple for the man swinging the hammer, the rest of us must figure it out. This is Lesson No. 1 in understanding construction math and terminology. Lumber is sold wholesale by per thousand board feet. The big-box stores use piece pricing while in some areas they use lineal foot pricing for boards and moulding. A board foot is the measurement of wood, which is 1-by-12 inches square. To calculate the board footage, simply multiply thickness by width, times length, divided by 12. For example, a normal 2-by-4 stud that is 8 feet long equals 5.33 board-feet. An average-size house typically uses 2,100 board-feet in studs (about 400 pieces). If that stud sells for $600 per thousand, the piece price is $3.20 each. In certain areas, per thousand pricing and measuring is still the preferred method by builders. A lineal foot in lumber is simply each running foot with no regard to the width or thickness. If you have a dining room that measures 14-by-16 feet, and you want to install crown moulding in the room, you simply add up the lengths of all four walls, which equals 60 feet. Technically, you would order 60 lineal feet of crown moulding, but an experienced installer knows to order about five percent more for angles and errors. Do you know what a square is in construction math? You may think its a drawing with four right angles put together with equal sides. However, in the construction world, a square is 100 square feet. Roofing and siding are generally figured by squares, but suppliers sell them by bundles or boxes. It takes three bundles AROUND THE HOUSEMath errors in construction can add up to big troubleMy advice is simple: Find someone who is detailed and experienced in estimating and calculating projects before you tackle a project that is over your head. Construction math is the No. 1 reason why many construction projects fail. [JONATHAN J. COOPER/AP] Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, E2


E2 Saturday, August 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAs I strolled through Discovery Gardens on a quest for pollinator pictures, I thought I knew all the best places to check. There was, of course, the butterfly garden, rain garden and the front planters filled with salvia. I was not expecting to find much in the rest of the garden, but surprisingly a visit to the Cottage Garden yielded the most photo opportunities. Within five minutes, I spotted no less than six species of butterflies feeding on the zinnia growing tall along the walkways. Zinnias are not commonly planted in central Florida, although I am not sure why. They bloom beautifully in August when much of the garden is tired from the heat and humidity of summer. Zinnia also come in many bright, cheery shades of yellow, orange, pink, red and even white. Their height varies greatly from the low-growing profusion series to the almost 5-feet-tall forecast and raspberry lemonade mix. One of our vegetable growing Master Gardeners planted the blooming zinnia featured in the Cottage Garden by seed in March. He searched seed catalogs for those that can take the heat, humidity and rumored to perform well by Master Gardeners. He settled on white wedding, raspberry lemonade, profusion and forecast. Although his zinnia research paid off, this flower is easy to grow. I went shopping with my little girl in June and we picked up an assorted zinnia seed mix at a local garden center for 99 cents. We planted them in some pots and our inexpensive seeds are already blooming. White wedding is perhaps one of the most striking white annuals. The large ball shaped flowers display multiple layered ruffles on each bloom. The plant reaches 12 to 18 inches tall and stays compact in habit. This zinnia would grow lovely placed along a walkway or in a container garden. Another low-growing zinnia that makes a nice summer border is profusion yellow. This daisy like flower is an alerting yellow that would perk up a front door or an entertaining area. The plant stays in bounds while reaching about 12 inches high and just as wide. Forecast rose high above the others both in height and in frequency of butterfly visits. This annual is best planted in the back of a butterfly garden or with something planted by its base as it grows tall and leggy. Described as disease and heat resistant, this zinnia blooms in multiple colors. Last, but not least is the raspberry lemonade mix. This vibrant mix of pinks, yellows and corals bred for disease resistance also attracts butterflies. It too is on the tall side as heights can reach 3 feet. All zinnias prefer full sun and well-drained soil. It is best to give them space as overcrowding can promote disease. They also do not perform well when their leaves remain wet, so keep irrigation or hand watering at ground level. Have some fun out in the garden and try your hand at zinnias. Reward both you and the butterflies with happy blooms. Visit our Master Gardener Plant Clinic and Discovery Gardens. Both are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.week days at the Extension Services Office, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. Brooke Moffis is the residential horticulture agent of the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension office. Email THE EXTENSIONA ordable zinnia seeds are easy to grow Brooke Mo s of roofing to make one square of shingles for most of the architectural roofing sold in Lake and Sumter Counties. As for vinyl siding, there are normally two squares per box. A yard is a threefoot measurement, but a yard of cement is a three-foot cube of cement or 27 square feet. On average, an 80-pound bag of cement mix will make .60 cubic feet of concrete and it takes 45 bags to mix one yard of concrete „ that is a lot of mixing. If you are building a backyard shed and you have dreams of saving money to hand mix a slab that is four inches deep and measures 10-feet by 12-feet, you need to mix up a whopping 66 bags of 80-pound cement. Not understanding this type of construction math is how homeowners get hung up in projects they really dont have the expertise to handle. A normal 4-by-8 piece of plywood is 32 square feet, 15# felt is 400 squarefeet, and wall insulation can be 88 square-feet. Figuring how much to use depends on the angles of the structure and the ultimate use by the contractor. A homeowner who is inexperienced can underestimate the price of a job. The purpose of this column is not to train everyone how to calculate building materials (there arent enough words or time), but to give homeowners an understanding that each scope in the building process has terminology and measurement norms that can be very confusing. If you do not understand this information, you can easily underbid or overbid a project. Even worse, you can get entangled in a project you cannot afford. Every year, millions of homeowners lose money on construction projects because they simply do not understand how to calculate and bid materials. My advice is simple: Find someone who is detailed and experienced in estimating and calculating projects before you tackle a project that is over your head. Construction math is the No. 1 reason why many construction projects fail. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply, Inc., and he is also the host of the Around the HouseŽ Radio Show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page E1Reader Question: I am purchasing a home. Lender appraisal (A) value came back $48,000 lower than the contract price. Sellers disagreed and argued it was a bad appraisal. I agreed to get a second opinion. Appraisal B came back $5,000 over contract price. I was shocked because I was expecting a $10,000$20,000 differential based on additional comps the sellers provided to the Lender for re-evaluation. Im wondering if Im overpaying with this massive differential of $53,000. What are my options in these situations? Should I bother to challenge appraisal B if I have concern over the comps or home improvement adjustments? Montys Answer: The location and price range of the home is unclear but based on the information and the facts you have outlined, you have good reason to be waving the red flag. First, some observations: 1. What is unusual is the seller is furnishing comparables. Typically, the appraiser picks the comparables with no input from the seller. It was likely the agent that came back with the comparables. Regardless which of them introduced new comparables, a conflict of interest exists here. Picking comparables is a judgment. Manipulating values can happen by introducing comparables that may not be the best comparables. 2. If the house is in the $500,000 range or higher, a $53,000 swing between the most conservative and optimistic valuations may indicate the range of value is appropriate. If the home is in the $250,000 range, the range seems too broad. However, when making adjustments to the selected comparables, the fewer adjustments between the subject and each comparable are generally the best comparables. If comparables are rare, it can lead to larger adjustments. In the range of value article, the subject property was about 38 years old but had experienced extensive remodeling with upscale materials. The effective age of the subject was about 10-15 years. 3. The best way to review comparables is to drive by them. Real estate agents do not have to drive by comparables, but real estate appraisers must drive to the comparables. 4. Consider reviewing or challenging both appraisals, not just appraisal B. Richard Montgomery can be reached at MONTYTwo appraisals miles apart: What are my options? Richard Montgomery By Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostA decade ago, I started work on a book about Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and with photographer Rob Cardillo produced what I hoped would be not just another fleeting coffee table book but an ode to one of Americas horticultural gems. What makes Chanticleer so special is the underlying ethos established, among others, by its first director, Chris Woods, who held that the primary purpose of a garden is to give us pleasure. This is not as simple or obvious an idea as it might seem, because pleasure must be crafted and staged. This is achieved not just with flowers, but with leaf colors, patterns and textures within artful compositions. On a larger canvas, the plant artist plays with spaces to create moods, from the exuberance of a summer cutting garden, full of sunflowers, dahlias and rudbeckias, to the cool calm of a ferny woodland. Sometimes the ingenuity lies in knowing what to leave out and when to stop. In an age when gardens are burdened with so many roles, I thought a return visit to Chanticleer would remind me why this essential horticulture is so instructive and compelling, not to mention pleasurable. The garden, less than 30 years old, was created around the old estate of a Main Line industrialist, Adolph Rosengarten Jr. (1905-1990), who handed it to a foundation at his death. Great shade trees give the place its sense of age, and provide the sheltering framework for the richly varied gardens cultivated by a team of skilled gardeners, now under executive director Bill Thomas. Thomas heads a creatively restless team, and not surprisingly, things have not stood still. Among the garden features added over the past decade, the most interesting is an elevated walkway that snakes its way down a hill behind the main house and its garden. It is just a few feet off the ground but high enough to give the sensation that you are floating through plantings that include groves of aspen trees, an unusual sight in the East. Away from the dry brilliance of the Rockies, the whitestemmed aspens drop their leaves early and forsake their fall display, but they are still captivating for their rarity. Even more interesting perhaps is the garden of perennials and grasses rising from the slope. When I first saw the walkway under construction, I thought this was going to be a place of low ground covers incidental to the experience of moving to lower ground. Instead it is a captivating vertical jungle of perennials rising to greet the wayfarers. One shares the walk with dragonflies and hummingbirds. The fare includes red-flowering crocosmias and lobelias, the tall yellow daisies of silphiums and giant coneflowers, and a pink-flowered beebalm named Monarda bradburiana. Some things, though, havent changed, including a couple of guiding principles in Chanticleers plant artistry. The first is there are no barriers between plant types. Annuals, perennials, hardy and tender shrubs, tropicals, herbs, and more are all thrown into a grab bag. In the border above the swimming pool terrace, the fleshy, wavy leaves of sea kale, a leafy vegetable, function as a foil against a specimen succulent agave and, farther along, the fine textures of an ornamental black-leaved elderberry. Its odd but highly effective. In another area named the Kitchen Courtyard, container plantings feature a baby upright birch paired with varieties of marigold. On paper, the combination seems outlandish, absurd even, but here it is, and it looks good. The marigolds get to the second idea, which is that in haute horticulture, common plants are fine if you use them uncommonly. In water-filled ceramic pots, plucked nasturtium leaves and tiger lilies are presented as floating elements in a way that elevates them both. (Thomas and his team wrote a book in 2015, The Art of Gardening,Ž that examines their creative techniques).The persisting pleasure of Chanticleer GardenThe ” owery lawn next to Chanticleer House is a whimsical take on the meadow. The unmown grass is enlivened with annuals in summer and bulbs in the spring. Photographed on July 26. [ADRIAN HIGGINS/THE WASHINGTON POST]

PAGE 27 | Saturday, August 18, 2018 E3By Cathy AlterThe Washington PostWASHINGTON „ You never forget the one that got away. The art nouveau-era brooch shaped like a dragonfly had landed gracefully atop a mound of jewelry inside a display case. I could see its appealing $10 price tag. So could all the other treasure hunters at the estate sale, mashed shoulder to shoulder like strap hangers at rush hour. Before I could get the attention of the woman in charge of the jewelry case, another shopper elbowed me out of the way and netted the bug. I still mourn. Estate sales are held to dispose of the bulk of a persons belongings, usually but not always after death. They attract a wide assortment of shoppers: dealers hoping to turn a profit, couples looking to furnish starter homes, amateur collectors, looky-loos who just want to explore mansions in wealthy enclaves or homes of the rich and/or famous. If youre not a regular, the process can be confounding. Know how to get inside The game has changed quite a bit,Ž said Mike Weichbrod, 73, whose suburban home offers ample space for the antique and vintage tools he collects. In the past, he looked in The Washington Posts classified section to find sales. Now there are a number of ways to gain entry.Ž One method is to subscribe to, a daily email and app service available nationwide that locates sales by state and/or ZIP code. Besides addresses and start times, most listings include photos of available items. Be prepared Make sure you goŽ before you go, said Robbin Mullin, a longtime jewelry dealer at Sundays Georgetown flea market who always seems to be first in line at every sale. Just because a house has a bathroom, she warns, doesnt mean its open to the public. Consider bringing a list. David Davenport, 27, and Paul Wells, 29, who were at the sale that Headley attended, both work in health-care fields and had just moved into a onebedroom condo together. We need everything,Ž said Davenport, whose small notebook contained a prioritized shopping list broken down into categories such as kitchen, furniture and decor. At the top of the page, he had written bring cash, a tape measure, and fabric samples and paint chips.Ž All good ideas. Be bold Youve shown up at the correct address, got your number and stood around trading stories with the other people in line. The door opens. Now what? Dont be afraid to get down and dirty,Ž said Carrie Cohen, a 40-something weekend warrior. Go to the basement, check in the closets, check in the pockets of all the jackets.Ž Cohen did just that at the March estate sale of the late astronaut and senator John Glenn where hundreds of shoppers waited in line to enter a room designated for memorabilia. Cohen instead wandered down to the basement and, in a closet filled with crumpled newspapers, unearthed Glenns flight bag along with his personalized Senate attache case. She declined to say what she paid for the items (or what she plans to do with them) but shares that she recently spent some time scrounging through the attic of a house on 16th Street NW where, for $5, she bought a 48-star American Flag. Its value, she thinks, is more than $1,000. Fiction writer Bob Girardi has a similar strategy. I nose around the bottom and work my way up,Ž he said. The basement is where they put the old stuff that they didnt want to throw away,Ž such as a midcentury chair he recently found. Girardi, whose father was in the CIA, said he can walk into a home and tell instantly if it belonged to a CIA family: Camel saddles from North Africa and spy novels on the bookshelves are giveaways.Ž In one house he came across a sort of whos who in the CIA published, he said, by a front group for the KGB during the Cold War, which he bought even though his familys name wasnt in the book. His greatest discovery? I once found a first edition of Joseph Conrads Lord JimŽ for $1,Ž he said. I traded it for a Honda CR-V when my car broke down.Ž Artist Patty Marcus, 57, employs a different tactic. I look for the area with less people and work around from there,Ž said Marcus, who moves fast. If you see something you like, pick it up and carry it with you or youll never see it again.Ž Another strategy is to hit a sale on its final day, when most things are 50 percent off. (Some companies will lower prices by 25 percent on the second day.) The last day of a sale is also a great time to negotiate for larger pieces of furniture. If I have a $100 offer for a piano and its going to cost me $250 to have it moved after the sale, Im going to take that offer,Ž said Carol Walser who, with business partner Lyn Witt, runs the estate sale company Market House. My goal is to get it out of the house and make money for our clients.Ž Know the etiquette Do be on your best behavior. It amazes me how disrespectful some shoppers can be when theyre coming into someone elses home. Theyre like wrecking balls, driving on lawns and going in rooms that are marked Do Not Enter,Ž Walser said. I once saw a man and a woman rolling around on the front lawn, fighting over a Hummel figurine.Ž The woman, she added, won. Do bargain. We will negotiate, absolutely,Ž Walser said. But it pays to be nice; Girardi uses what he calls the dimple discountŽ when he makes an offer. Dont shop out of someone elses hold pile. Typically, the hold area is by the register, and items that are already spoken for are marked with and sometimes barricaded by masking tape. Dont ask too many questions. However much you want to know the provenance of a piece of jewelry or antique dresser, you shouldnt exercise your nosiness,Ž warned Stephanie DOrazio Rigaux, who runs DC Estates. Some of her clients are former spies, famous or have simply hit hard times, she said. There are lots of reasons why people are selling everything they own.ŽTips for scoring timeless treas ures at estate salesCarter Flemming, 65, checks out exercise equipment at an estate sale at the home of “ tness guru Denise Austin on April 29, 2014, in Alexandria, Va. [AMANDA VOISARD/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST]




DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are proud parents of our rst child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his childhood sexual abuse by his stepfather to resurface with more detail than he previously remembered. It has reached the point that if he isn't thinking about suicide, he's grilling me for reasons why I love him, which he doesn't believe. He recently told me he's afraid of holding our 4-month-old daughter or changing her diaper in case he does something abusive by mistake. Besides constant reassurances and encouragement, how can I help the man I love when he refuses the outside help denied to him as a child? -WORRIED WIFE IN MISSISSIPPI DEAR WORRIED WIFE: It is extremely important that your husband get professional help NOW! What his stepfather did was not his fault. He may think he's unlovable because he somehow blames himself for what happened to him. There are at least nine rape treatment centers throughout the state of Mississippi. Your husband needs to go to one before he does something to hurt himself. If he won't do it for himself, then he should do it for the sake of his daughter, who needs him, and his wife, who adores him.DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old female college student who often comes home to sleep because it's close to my job, and it's my primary residence during the summer and holidays. I love my family very much, but I'm having a problem because my mother insists on sleeping in my bed with me while I'm there. My stepdad snores incredibly loudly, and he refuses to get help. Mom often can't sleep because of it. Sometimes he sleeps on the couch and she'll get a reprieve. However, several times a week, Mom will sleep in my bed. Not only does this disrupt my sleep, but I would love to have my privacy back. She has tried earplugs, but they help only a little bit. How can I get my personal space back? I would value some advice. -OVER IT IN BUFFALO DEAR OVER IT: Because your stepdad's snoring can't be heard from the couch, on nights when your mother needs to sleep in your bed, why don't YOU take the couch? That way all of you can get a good night's rest. However, until you are independent and able to make other living arrangements, you may have to sacrice your need for privacy in the interest of practicality. P.S. Individuals who have a serious snoring problem should let their doctor know, because it could be a symptom of a life-threatening medical condition called sleep apnea. Please tell your mother that if her husband's snoring is irregular and he "holds his breath" between snores, it shouldn't be ignored. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Daughters birth reawakens memories of abuse in dad TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2018:This year you have an unusual drive to create and complete. You might uncover a new interest or hobby. Be willing to try new routines in your work or personal life. If you are single, meeting someone could be a snap, but dont move to the commitment phase too quickly. This year could bring a signicant relationship to the forefront. If you are attached, you will want to strengthen your bond. The choice will depend on your relationship and the phase you are in. SAGITTARIUS feeds off of your humor and high energy.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might need to reect on the value of an expenditure. You need not be lavish in your choices. A partner might not see eye to eye with you. Both of you will work it out or change the subject. Get into a mutually loved pastime. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) One-on-one relating clears an obstruction between you and a loved one. What is clear is that you do not have total control of this relationship, nor should you. Otherwise, you would get bored. You need human unpredictability. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Reach out to someone you really care about. Before you realize it, others might start gossiping and expressing delight in how available you seem to be. Say yes to plans, even if an activity is totally new to you. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Others appreciate your imagination and naturally romantic ways. Your sensitivity emerges so much that you might become defensive and pull back. You could be stunned by what you hear from those closest to you. Get all the facts before reacting. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might feel stuck in the morning, especially when dealing with a personal or domestic matter. Understand where someone else is coming from. You will feel much better if you really try to hear his or her message. Avoid a knee-jerk reaction. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Reach out to a loved one. You might want to make plans. One of you would appreciate staying close to home, no matter what the possibilities are. Do not ght city hall. You could stun a friend with a sudden burst of energy. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Stay centered when dealing with a potential adversary. You have the ability to draw others toward you, especially later in the day. You can end a problem by reaching out to another person. You might be greeted by an odd reaction; ignore this response. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You move through strong feelings and use them well. Whether your emotions are hard or easy to express, you apply them properly in your life. They become assets rather than losses. Your attitude denes your success and your life. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might be sluggish as the day starts, yet youll get through your responsibilities and errands by nighttime. When you nally kick back, you could have a wild time. Others will be amazed by what you share. Give them a glimpse of your life. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Use the morning hours for yourself and any important talks or interactions. You are full of energy, yet you might choose to schedule some quiet time for yourself to reect. You have a way of drawing others in, for better or worse. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) After you visit with an older friend or relative, spring yourself free. You are likely to nd that your friends are off together, perhaps at the beach or a baseball game. You could decide to join. The choice is yours, but you must not be alone.PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You want to make a good impression on someone at a distance. You could nd this difcult, as you might be a little distracted or pressured. This, too, shall pass. Relate directly to a respected friend or loved one. Go to a sports game or a movie. | Saturday, August 18, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, AUG. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women's right to vote, was ratied as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it. ON THIS DATE: In 1938 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada. In 1954 during the Eisenhower administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor James Ernest Wilkins became the rst black ocial to attend a meeting of the president's Cabinet as he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. In 1963 James Meredith became the rst black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. In 1969 the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix. In 1993 a judge in Sarasota, Fla., ruled that Kimberly Mays, the 14-year-old girl who had been switched at birth with another baby, need never again see her biological parents, Ernest and Regina Twigg, in accordance with her stated wishes. (However, Kimberly later moved in with the Twiggs.)


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