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ÂWeÂre saying vote ÂnoÂ on everything, because we feel they were conceived in a deceptive way. WeÂre going to address the process.ÂŽThe new group, which held a press conference at the Capitol, intends to campaign against the different measures. Also, group mem-bers will push to end the once every-20-year process that they say allows the governor and legislative leaders to name ÂlobbyistsÂŽ and Âpolitical insidersÂŽ to the Constitution Revision Com-mission. The 37-member commission has unique power to place amendments on the ballot.ÂItÂs an unelected body that, frankly, doesnÂt represent anybody,ÂŽ former Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp said of the commission. ÂItÂs not accountable to anybody, and it conducted its affairs in what we believe was well beyond the scope of their authority.ÂŽSeven of the eight proposals have drawn legal challenges, and circuit judges have ordered the removal of two of the amendments from the ballot. The state has appealed both of those orders.The Florida Supreme Court on Aug. 29 will take up what is known as Amendment 13, which seeks to ban greyhound Group ghts ballot proposals By Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth BorensteinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ The Trump administration moved to dismantle another major piece of President Barack ObamaÂs environmental legacy on Tuesday, proposing to dra-matically scale back restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants even as it acknowledged that could lead to more premature deaths and serious illnesses.The Trump plan broadly increases the authority given states to decide how and how much to regulate coal power plants. The Environmental Pro-tection Agency said the move Âempowers states, promotes energy independence and facili-tates economic growth and job creation.ÂŽBill Wehrum, head of the EPAÂs air office, said the admin-istration rejects any suggestion the agency has a broad legal duty to combat climate change through regulation of power grids or promotion of cleaner energy.EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power The Dave Johnson coal-Â“ red power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a major rollback of Obama-era regulations on coal-Â“ red power plants, striking at one of the former administrationÂs legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel emissions. [J. DAVID AKE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Matthew Barakat, Chad Day and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. Â„ Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald TrumpÂs successful presidential cam-paign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the presidentÂs associates.A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on.The verdict was part of a stunning one-two punch of bad news for the White House, coming as the presi-dentÂs former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was pleading guilty in New York to campaign finance charges arising from hush money payments made Manafort found guiltyThis courtroom sketch shows Paul Manafort listening to U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III at federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday. Manafort was found guilty of eight Â“ nancial crimes. [DANA VERKOUTEREN VIA AP] TrumpÂs ex-campaign chairman guilty of 8 nancial crimesSee BALLOT, A6 See MANAFORT, A6 See EPA, A4CohenÂs account appears to implicate president himselfBy Larry Neumeister and Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Michael Cohen, President Donald TrumpÂs former personal lawyer and Âfixer,ÂŽ pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.CohenÂs account appears to implicate Trump himself in a crime, though whether Â„ or Ex-Trump lawyer pleads guilty in schemeSee COHEN, A6
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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. Monday, Aug. 20 Fantasy 5: 1-8-21-33-36 Cash 4 Life: 6-23-27-45-54-1 Tuesday, Aug. 21 Pick 5 Afternoon: 1-8-8-5-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-6-8-6 Pick 3 Afternoon: 6-5-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-2LOTTERY By Michael R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy HerschaftThe Associated PressBERLIN Â„ A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.Jakiw PalijÂs expulsion, at President Donald TrumpÂs urging, came 25 years after investigators first accused Palij of lying about his war-time past to get into the U.S. But it was largely symbolic because officials in Germany have repeatedly said there is insufficient evidence to pros-ecute him.Trump Âmade it very clearÂŽ he wanted Palij out of the country, and a new German government that took office in March brought Ânew energyÂŽ to expediting the matter, U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell said. Eli Rosenbaum, the former head of the U.S. office investigating accused Nazi war criminals, said PalijÂs removal Âis a landmark victory in the U.S. governmentÂs decades-long quest to achieve a measure of justice and accountability on behalf of the victims of Nazi inhumanity.ÂŽPalij lived quietly in the U.S. for years, as a draftsman and then as a retiree, until nearly three decades ago when investigators found his name on an old Nazi roster and a fellow former guard spilled the secret that he was Âliving somewhere in America.ÂŽPalij, an ethnic Ukrainian born in a part of Poland that is now Ukraine, said on his 1957 naturalization petition that he had Ukrainian citizenship. When their investigators showed up at his door in 1993, he said: ÂI would never have received my visa if I told the truth. Everyone lied.ÂŽA judge stripped PalijÂs U.S. citizenship in 2003 for Âparticipation in acts against Jewish civiliansÂŽ while he was an armed guard at the Trawniki camp in Nazioccupied Poland and he was ordered deported a year later.But because Germany, Poland, Ukraine and other countries refused to take him, he continued living in limbo in the two-story, red brick home in Queens he shared with his late wife, Maria. His continued presence there outraged the Jewish community, attracting frequent protests over the years that featured such chants as, ÂYour neighbor is a Nazi!ÂŽAccording to the Justice Department, Palij served at Trawniki in 1943, the same year 6,000 prisoners in the camps and tens of thou-sands of other prisoners held in occupied Poland were rounded up and slaughtered. Palij has acknowledged serv-ing in Trawniki but denied any involvement in war crimes.Last September, all 29 members of New YorkÂs congressional delegation signed a letter urging the State Department to follow through on his deportation.ÂGood riddance to this war criminal,ÂŽ said Senate Minor-ity Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat.The deportation came after weeks of diplomatic negotiations.Grenell told reporters there were Âdifficult conversationsÂŽ because Palij is not a German citizen and was stateless after losing his U.S. citizenship. But Âthe moral obligationÂŽ of taking in Âsomeone who served in the name of the German govern-ment was accepted,ÂŽ he said.Video footage from ABC News showed federal immi-gration agents carrying Palij out of his home Monday on a stretcher. Palij, with a fluffy white beard and a brown, newsboy-style cap atop his head, was wrapped in a sheet as the agents carried him down a brick stairway in front of his home and into a waiting ambulance.He ignored a reporter who shouted, ÂAre you a Nazi?ÂŽ and ÂDo you have any regrets?ÂŽPalij was flown on a specially chartered air ambu-lance from Teterboro, New Jersey, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and arrived in Dusseldorf, Germany, at 8 a.m. Tuesday.PalijÂs lawyer, Ivars Berz-ins, declined to comment.The local German govern-ment in Warendorf county, near Muenster, said Palij would be taken to a care facil-ity in the town of Ahlen.Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Âthere is no line under historical responsibil-ity,ÂŽ but added in a comment to the German daily Bild that doing justice to the memory of Nazi atrocities Âmeans standing by our moral obli-gation to the victims and the subsequent generations.ÂŽJens Rommel, head of the German federal prosecutorsÂ office that investigates Nazi war crimes, said Tuesday that the deportation doesnÂt change the likelihood that Palij will be prosecuted for war crimes. ÂA new investigation would only come into question if something changed in the legal evalua-tion or actual new evidence became known,ÂŽ he said.However, Efraim Zuroff, the head Nazi-hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said he hoped prosecutors would revisit the case now that Palij is in Germany.ÂTrawniki was a camp where people were trained to round up and murder the Jews in Poland, so thereÂs certainly a basis for some sort of prosecution,ÂŽ he said in a telephone interview from Jerusalem.ÂThe efforts invested by the United States in get-ting Palij deported are really noteworthy and IÂm very happy to see that they finally met with success,ÂŽ he said.PalijÂs deportation is the first for a Nazi war crimes suspect since Germany agreed in 2009 to take John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker who was accused of serving as a Nazi guard. He was convicted in 2011 of being an accessory to more than 28,000 killings and died 10 months later, at age 91, with his appeal pending.Palij, whose full name is pronounced Yah-keev PAHÂ-lee, entered the U.S. in 1949 under the Displaced Persons Act, a law meant to help refugees from post-war Europe.US deports ex-Nazi guard to GermanyIn this frame from video, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, is carried on a stretcher from his home Monday in the Queens borough of New York. Palij, the last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S., was taken from his home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White House said. [ABC VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESMILAN NEWBURGH, N.Y.A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge, Sunday in Genoa, Italy. The board of the private company that controls the bridge that collapsed in Genoa approved on Tuesday an initial 500 million euros ($576 million) in funding to help victims and Â“ nance a new steel bridge that it says can be ready in about eight months. [LUCA ZENNARO/ANSA VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone is seen after making a successful emergency landing Tuesday at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y. The jet blew two tires after taking off from a small New Jersey airport. Malone was on his way to England before the blown tires interrupted the Â” ight. [ALLYSE PULLIAM/ TIMES HERALD-RECORD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] TALLAHASSEE, FLA.Federal ofÂ“ cials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddlingFederal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any Ânew or ongoing com-promisesÂŽ of state or local election systems, a state-ment seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling.A joint letter Monday by the Federal Bureau of Inves-tigation and the Department of Homeland Security comes after the Democratic senator said earlier this month that Russians had penetrated the systems of certain Florida counties and Âhave free rein to move aboutÂŽ ahead of this yearÂs election.Russian hackers targeted at least 21 states, including Florida, during the last election.ROCHESTER, N.H.OfÂ“ cials: Man Â” eeing police fatally shot in New HampshireA man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout, officials said.Douglas Heath, 38, was wanted on several outstand-ing warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine troopers, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said.Officers spotted HeathÂs car Monday afternoon and chased him for about 20 minutes before he crashed. Officials said Heath got out of the car, and there was an exchange of gunfire. Heath died at the scene, and a gun was found next to his body, MacDonald said.MILANAid groups urge Italy to allow 177 migrants to disembarkHumanitarian groups urged the Italian government Tuesday to allow 177 migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Catania to be permitted to disembark.Doctors Without Borders, the U.N. refugee agency and Save the Children have all appealed to the government to let the migrants off the ship for humanitarian and medical reasons.The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto arrived in Cat-ania late Monday, but the Italian government wonÂt let them off the ship until it has pledges from other European countries to take them, in the latest standoff over migrants being rescued at sea.
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.orgNEWS BRIEFS CLERMONTCrash involving semi leaves 1 dead, 1 injuredOne person was killed and another was hospitalized Tuesday morning following a collision between a semi truck and two other vehicles.The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at the intersection of State Road 33 and County Road 474 south of Clermont at about 7:35 a.m.According to investigators, a 1997 Toyota was driving west on CR 474 when the driver tried to turn left onto SR 33 and was struck by a semi heading north. The semi then struck another car being driven by Steven Edwards, 63, of Clermont, who was head-ing south on SR 33.The driver of the car that turned in front of the semi died at the scene. She was identified only as a 51-year-old Orlando woman. Edwards was taken to Lakeland Hospital with what troopers described as ÂminorÂŽ injuries.The semi driver, Angel Perez Gotay, 40, of Poinciana, suffered minor injuries.The road was closed Tues-day morning, and traffic was diverted to U.S. Highway 27 because the accident investigation was expected to be lengthy.LEESBURGPolice: Man with knife, drugs nabbed on LHS campusPolice on Monday cap-tured a man at Leesburg High School who was running from officers and who alleg-edly ditched his drug stash on school grounds.Michael P. Lindh, 41, was charged with trespass-ing on school grounds and resisting arrest without violence.Police were called to the HardeeÂs on 14th Street in Leesburg at 2 p.m. The man-ager said a customer asked him to all 911 because a man threatened to stab him. The customer said the aggressor did not show a knife, according to arrest reports.The man, later identified as Lindh, left the restaurant on a bicycle. When an officer caught up with him he admit-ted having a pocketknife, and then he took off toward the high school.One officer confronted Lindh in the parking lot.ÂThe fences around the school are six feet tall. The defendant had to have jumped the fence to get inside,ÂŽ the arrest report noted.Lindh was placed in the back of a squad car and officers searched the grounds, where they reportedly found small bags of marijuana and methamphetamine.JAYDeputies: Teen tried to kill parents over girlfriendA 15-year-old Florida boy is accused of trying to kill his parents after theyÂd tried to make him stop seeing his girlfriend.The Pensacola News Journal reports the boy is charged with attempted homicide, arson and resisting a law enforcement officer after he shot his father in the leg on Sunday.An arrest report says the teenÂs parents discovered Âinappropriate messagesÂŽ the boy and his girlfriend had exchanged. But the couple continued dating.The newspaper reports the teen attempted to make a homemade firebomb. Many of the details are redacted in the arrest report.During SundayÂs altercation with his parents, the gun went off and Santa Rosa County SheriffÂs officials say the father suffered a leg injury that is not considered life-threatening.The teen is being held with-out bond. By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ Attorney General Pam BondiÂs office is asking the Florida Supreme Court to reject a legal challenge that seeks to block six proposed constitutional amend-ments from going on the November ballot.In a 47-page brief filed late Monday, BondiÂs office disputed argu-ments that the proposed amendments, placed on the ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, violate First Amendment rights and improperly tie together unrelated subjects.Plaintiffs, including former Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead, filed the case last week, arguing that combining disparate issues in single ballot proposals violates First Amendment rights of voters and is Âlogroll-ingÂŽ of issues that should be considered separately. It raised the specter of voters having conflict-ing views of issues in the same ballot proposal.But BondiÂs office said in the brief that the Constitution Revision Commission is not limited to including only one subject in individual ballot proposals. That is different, the brief said, from citizensÂ ballot ini-tiatives that are limited to single subjects. The 37-member Constitution Revision Commission meets every 20 years and has unique power to place measures on the ballot.ÂFlorida law does not impose a single-subject requirement on revisions State argues for ballot proposalsBy Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ The race between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis for the Republican nomination for governor is tightening, according to a poll released Tuesday by Florida Atlantic University.With a week left before the Aug. 28 primary, a survey from the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative showed DeSantis, a three-term congressman from Northeast Florida, with 32 percent of the vote to 31 percent for Putnam, a two-term state agriculture commissioner.The poll, conducted from Thursday to Monday, sur-veyed 222 likely Republican primary voters, with a 6.5 percentage-point margin of error. Some 22 percent of the voters were undecided.The new poll showed an improvement for Putnam, who trailed DeSantis by 9 percentage points in an FAU poll released in late July.ÂAdam Putnam appears to have regained some of his footing in the gubernatorial race,ÂŽ said Kevin Wagner, an FAU political science profes-sor. ÂThe difference may be which candidate is better able to turn out their sup-porters in the next week.ÂŽBut a factor in favor of DeSantis is his endorsement by President Donald Trump, with the FAU poll showing the president has an 80 per-cent approval rating among Florida Republican voters. Overall, Florida voters dis-approve of Trump by a 45-43 percent margin.In the Democratic primary for governor, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee leads the field with 29 percent of the vote in FAU poll. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine had 17 percent, followed by Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Palm Beach investor Jeff Greene, who both had 11 percent. Chris King, a Winter Park busi-nessman, had 10 percent.The FAU poll included 239 likely Democratic primary voters and had a 6.3 percentage-point margin of error. Some 19 percent of the voters were undecided.Monica Escaleras, director of the FAU polling group, said Graham, who is the daughter of former Gov. Bob Graham, is being helped Poll: Putnam closed gap with DeSantisPutnam DeSantis Percentage point di erence well within margin of error By Wendy VictoraGatehouse MediaWALTON COUNTY Â„ On the first day of hunting season, a man harvested a 12-foot-3 alligator Â„ which will likely be among the largest killed in Florida this season.The meat from the 360-pound gator has been vacuum packed, and the gator will be mounted for B.J. Etscheid, the Gulf Breeze man who helped bring it in.Of course, there were official gator hunters giving him a hand. And the gator, which was caught in Choc-tawhatchee Bay, put up a good fight."We fought him for 45 min-utes," said Tim Land, captain of Land and Sea Charters.The gator was caught at about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, the first day of week one of the permitted hunting season.Catching a gator involves snatching it with a treble hook, pulling it closer to the boat, and then using a weighted hook to better control it. State law prohibits shooting gators MASSIVE CATCHThis 12-foot-3 gator will likely be among the biggest killed in the state this year. [SUBMITTED PHOTO/ LAND AND SEA CHARTERS] This gator was taken in the Choctawhatchee Bay by Land and Sea Charters on the Â“ rst day of hunting season. [SUBMITTED PHOTO/LAND AND SEA CHARTERS] We know gators, and thatÂs a really big alligatorSee GATOR, A4 See BALLOT, A4 See POLL, A4Lindh By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES Â„ The County Commission on Tuesday approved a list of dozens of projects that will be funded in 2019 with the voterapproved infrastructure sales tax.The plan takes effect in the 2019 fiscal year and will be evaluated by the commission each year to ensure money is being spent effectively.It was originally drawn up in 2015 when the sales tax was renewed, but implementation was delayed until 2018.Lake County projects it will get $17.2 million in sales tax revenue for 2019, after the total revenue from the tax is split between the county, the School Board, and the municipalities.The commission is Board approves tax usesAbout $1.5 million from the voter-approved infrastructure sales tax will go toward new cars and equipment for the Lake County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Patrol cars, parks, roads get funding from penny sales tax for 2019See TAX, A4
A4 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Funeral Services George, Alton Cook, 57 of DeLand passed away August 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Danbury, CT on December 29, 1960 and was a carpenter. He is survived by his mother Ramona Trocolla of DeLand, FL; brother Howard Cook of Ormond Beach, FL; sisters Christina Borgnis of Umatilla, FL and April Doyle of Midway, MA; children Jeffrey Noe of Nichols, NY, Gary Noe of Tioga Center, NY and Robert Noe of Tioga Center, NY and various nieces, nephews and grandchildren. AllenSummerhill Funeral Home DeLand is in charge. George Cook proposed by the CRC,ÂŽ the brief, written by state Solicitor General Amit Agarwal and Chief Deputy Solicitor General Edward Wenger, said. ÂTo the contrary, the Florida Constitution affirmatively authorizes multi-subject revisions proposed by the CRC, granting the commission authority not only to propose revisions to Âany part ofÂ the Florida Constitution on a piecemeal basis, but also to propose revisions to Âthis Consti-tutionÂ as a whole.ÂŽThe legal challenge focuses, at least in part, on choices that voters might be forced to make at the ballot box. For example, one of the chal-lenged amendments, known as Amendment 9, asks voters to approve a ban on offshore oil drilling and a ban on vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces Â„ issues on which a voter could have conflicting views.ÂThis is logrolling and a form of issue gerrymandering that violates the First Amendment right of the voter to vote for or against specific independent and unrelated proposals to amend the Constitution without paying the price of supporting a measure the voter opposes or opposing a measure the voter supports,ÂŽ the case said. ÂThis (Supreme) Court has acknowledged that the right to vote is a fun-damental right that may not be abridged in the absence of a compelling and narrowly drawn state interest.ÂŽBut BondiÂs office Monday called the First Amendment argument a Ânovel constitutional theoryÂŽ that does not have a basis in legal precedents or history.ÂMoreover, even if the First Amendment included the right petitionersÂ claim, the CRC had an entirely rational basis for bundling some of the amendments for inclusion on the 2018 general election ballot,ÂŽ the brief said. ÂAccording to election officials, long ballots often discourage citizens from voting at all, and if the CRC had listed all the proposed amendments separately, there would appear 25 questions on the ballot this fall. Âƒ In other words, the CRC acted reasonably and with the proper intention of minimizing ballot fatigue when it decided to bundle proposed constitutional amendments.ÂŽ BALLOTFrom Page A3or hitting them with a bang stick until they are subdued, Land said.ÂWeÂre seeing it on (the TV series) ÂSwamp People,Â where they shoot it and canÂt find it,ÂŽ he said, explaining why Floridia hunters arenÂt allowed to use guns. ÂPut a snare around his neck and he pretty much calms down.ÂŽThey then tape the gatorÂs mouth shut and wait until itÂs dead before they put it on the boat. The gator barely fit in their 20-foot boat.Land said he caught the gator with the help of his hunting partner, Scott Bradley.ÂThereÂs going to be other 12-footers killed, but itÂs going to be in the top 20 alligators killed in the state,ÂŽ Land guessed.He said it was the second biggest gator theyÂve killed in the past eight years.For more information on gator management and hunting, visit myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/ managed/alligator. GATORFrom Page A3by support among women voters.ÂAs the only female candidate, she leads the field with 32 percent of the female vote. Males also support her, but to a lesser degree at 25 per-cent,ÂŽ Escaleras said.In the stateÂs other highest-profile race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by a margin of 45 percent to 39 percent in their contest for NelsonÂs Senate seat, with 16 percent of voters undecided, the poll showed. ItÂs a slight improvement for Scott, who led Nelson 44-40 percent in the July survey. POLLFrom Page A3 spending the money in five areas: public safety; quality of life; public works; Âother public infrastructureÂŽ and debt service.Public safety projects utilize up to $5.4 million of the fund.The biggest items on the list are new vehicles for the SheriffÂs Office and a computer-aided dispatch system for emergency services. Each will get $1.5 million to cover the costs.Two more large projects are being funded under the quality of life category, which refers to parks, sports complexes and other public centers.The total allocation is about $4.14 million. East Lake Community Park will get $1.45 million and South Lake Regional Park gets $1.5 million.Another $4.9 million will be spent on public works, with $1.7 million going to road improve-ments and the rest going to sidewalks, intersec-tion improvements, and waste management.The rest of the money, about $2.77 million, is for building renovations, technology improvements, and to pay into debts.The infrastructure tax, a 15-year penny sales tax authorized for the third time by voters in 2015, is used every year for proj-ects like these.The tax brings in a great deal of money to Lake County through an additional cent-per-dollar over the state sales tax, and draws a large portion of its rev-enue from visitors.It was originally to go up for renewal last year, but a special elec-tion was held to renew it early.Its renewal in 2015 also renewed the life of the Sales Surtax Over-sight Committee, which is charged with moni-toring the use of the tax revenue.A history of the tax and the projects it has funded is available on the Lake County gov-ernmentÂs website. TAXFrom Page A3 ÂAn important part of what weÂre doing here is getting us back into our lane,ÂŽ Wehrum said.Environmentalists and other opponents said they expect legal challenges, arguing the Trump admin-istration is abdicating its responsibilities under the Clean Air Act as set by Congress and the courts.The Natural Resources Defense Council called the replacement proposal President Donald TrumpÂs ÂDirty Power Plan.ÂŽ The Trump administra-tion is emphasizing Âcoal at all costs,ÂŽ said Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator when the Obama plan was developed.ÂThere is no other country in the world that is looking at coal as its future Â„ they are all running to clean energy to save money, create jobs and save lives today and protect our childrenÂs future. Climate change is real,ÂŽ McCarthy said in a statement.EPA officials said they could give no firm projec-tions for the health effects of the Trump administration replacement plan because that will depend on what states decide to do in regulating power plants within their borders.But models provided by the agency estimate that under the Trump plan, 300 to 1,500 premature deaths would be avoided a year by 2030. The Obama plan says 1,500 and 3,600 premature deaths would be avoided.The models for the Trump plan also project tens of thousands of additional major asthma attacks and hundreds more heart attacks compared with the Obama plan, which has been hung up in the courts.EPA called the Obama-era regulations on coal power plants Âoverly prescriptive and burdensome.ÂŽCombined with the EPAÂs proposal earlier this month to ease gas-mileage requirements for vehicles, the move may actually increase the countryÂs climate-changing emissions, according to some former top EPA officials, environmental groups and other opponents.Trump was expected to promote the new plan at a coal-country appearance in West Virginia on Tuesday. He made no direct mention of the EPAÂs announcement in the morning but ended a tweet about his upcoming trip by exclaiming, ÂCLEAN COAL!ÂŽTuesdayÂs move opens a public-comment period on the proposal before any final approval by the president.Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey cited this summerÂs wildfires and increasing droughts and coastal flooding as evidence that man-made climate change from burn-ing coal and other fossil fuels is already well upon the United States.ÂOnce again, this administration is choosing pollutersÂ profits over public health and safety,ÂŽ he said.Scientists say that without extensive study they cannot directly link a single weather event to climate change, but that it is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme events such as storms, droughts, floods and wildfires.In a statement, Republican Sen. John Barrasso from the coal state of Wyoming welcomes the overhaul of the Obama administrationÂs 2015 reg-ulations, called the Clean Power Plan.The new proposal estab-lishes guidelines for states to use when developing any plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Critics say the new plan would allow utilities to run older, dirtier power plants more often and extend their operating life, undercutting potential environmental benefits.Trump has already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry. The Obama administration had worked to nudge the countryÂs power pro-ducers toward natural gas, wind, solar and other less-polluting energy sources.Trump also has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take steps to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, warning that impending retirements of such plants are harming the nationÂs electrical grid and reducing its resilience.ObamaÂs plan was designed to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The rule dictated specific emission targets for states and gave officials broad latitude to decide how to achieve reductions.The Supreme Court put the plan on hold in 2016 following a legal challenge by industry and coalfriendly states, an order that remains in effect.Even so, the Obama plan has been a factor in the wave of retirements of coal-fired plants, which also are being squeezed by lower costs for natural gas and renewable power and state mandates that pro-mote energy conservation.Trump has vowed to end what Republicans call a Âwar on coalÂŽ waged by Obama. EPAFrom Page A3
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A6 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comto two women who say they had sexual relation-ships with Trump.The jury returned the decision after deliberating four days on tax and bank fraud charges against Manafort, who led Trump's election effort during a crucial stretch of 2016, including as he clinched the Republican nomination and during the party's convention.Manafort, who appeared jovial earlier in the day amid signs the jury was struggling in its deliberations, focused intently on the jury as the clerk read off the charges. He stared down blankly at the defense table, then looked up, expressionless, as the judge finished thanking the jury."Mr. Manafort is dis-appointed of not getting acquittals all the way through or a complete hung jury on all counts," said defense lawyer Kevin Downing. He said Manafort was evaluating all his options.The jury found Manafort guilty of five counts of filing false tax returns on tens of millions of dollars in Ukrainian political con-sulting income. He was also convicted of failing to report foreign bank accounts in 2012 and of two bank fraud charges that accused him of lying to obtain millions of dollars in loans after his consulting income dried up.The jury couldn't reach a verdict on three other foreign bank account charges, and the remain-ing bank fraud and conspiracy counts.The outcome, though not the across-theboard guilty verdicts prosecutors sought, almost certainly guarantees years of prison for Manafort. It also appears to vindicate the ability of special counsel Robert Mueller's team to secure convictions from a jury of average citizens despite months of partisan attacks, includ-ing from Trump, on the investigation's integrity.The verdict also raised immediate questions of whether the president would seek to pardon Manafort, the lone American charged by Mueller to opt for trial instead of cooperate. The president has not revealed his thinking but spoke sympathetically throughout the trial of his onetime aide, at one point suggesting he had been treated worse than gangster Al Capone.The president Tuesday called the outcome a "disgrace" and said the case "has nothing to do with Russia collusion."The trial did not resolve the central question behind Mueller's investi-gation Â„ whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia to influence the election. Still, there were occasional refer-ences to Manafort's work on the campaign, includ-ing emails showing him lobbying Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner on behalf of a banker who approved $16 million in loans because he wanted a job in the Trump administration.Manafort urged Kushner to consider the banker, Stephen Calk, for Secretary of the Army. Though Kushner responded to Manafort's email by saying, "On it!" Calk ultimately did not get an administration post.For the most part, jurors heard detailed and some-times tedious testimony about Manafort's finances and what prosecutors allege was a years-long tax-evasion and fraud scheme.Manafort decided not to put on any witnesses or testify himself. His attorneys said he made the decision because he didn't believe the govern-ment had met its burden of proof.His defense team attempted to make the case about the credibility of longtime Manafort pro-tege Rick Gates, attacking the government's star witness as a liar, embezzler and instigator of any crimes as they tried to convince jurors that Manafort didn't willfully violate the law.Gates spent three days on the stand, telling jurors how he committed crimes alongside Manafort for years. He admitted to doctoring documents, falsifying information and creating fake loans to lower his former boss' tax bill, and also acknowl-edged stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars without Manafort's knowledge by filing fake expense reports. MANAFORTFrom Page A1 when Â„ a president can be prosecuted remains a matter of legal dispute.The guilty plea came almost at the same moment former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted in Alexandria, Virginia, of eight financial crimes in the first trial to come out of special counsel Robert MuellerÂs sprawling Russia investigation.In a deal reached with federal prosecutors, Cohen, 51, pleaded guilty to eight counts in all, including tax evasion and making a false statement to a financial institution. He could get about four to five years in prison at sentencing Dec. 12.In entering the plea, Cohen did not name the two women or even Trump, recounting instead that he worked with an Âunnamed candidate.ÂŽ But the amounts and the dates all lined up with the payments made to Dan-iels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal in the weeks and months leading up to the 2016 White House election.Cohen, his voice shaky as he answered ques-tions from a federal judge, said one payment was Âin coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,ÂŽ and the other was made Âunder direction of the same candidate.ÂŽHowever, in the charging documents, a press release and comments outside the courthouse, prosecutors did not go as far as Cohen did in open court in pointing the finger at the president. Prosecutors said Cohen acted Âin coordina-tion with a candidate or campaign for federal office for purposes of influencing the election.ÂŽAs cable networks were showing split-screen coverage of the dueling conviction and plea bargain by two former loyalists, Trump boarded Air Force One in the afternoon on the way to a rally in West Vir-ginia. He ignored shouted questions to reporters about both former aides, retreating to his private stateroom on the airliner.After the court hearing, which ended with Cohen released on $500,000 bail, the lawyer wiped away tears as he gazed out a courthouse window. He left the building and headed straight for a black SUV with tinted windows. A couple of people outside chanted, ÂLock him up!ÂŽ as they recorded the scene with their phones.Under federal law, an expenditure to protect a candidateÂs political fortunes can be construed as a campaign contribution, subject to federal laws that bar contributions from corporations and set limits on how much can be donated.Daniel Petalas, former prosecutor in the Justice DepartmentÂs public integrity section, said, ÂThis brings President Trump closer into the criminal conduct.ÂŽÂThe president has cer-tain protections while a sitting president but if it were true, and he was aware and tried to influence an election, that could be a federal felony offense,ÂŽ Petalas said. ÂThis strikes close to home.ÂŽCohenÂs plea follows months of scrutiny from federal investigations and a falling-out with the president, whom he previ-ously said he would Âtake a bulletÂŽ for. COHENFrom Page A1
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 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: email@example.com Fax: 352-365-1951 The Gainesville Sun editorial boardEven in an era of Âalternative facts,ÂŽ former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff KottcampÂs false claim about the 2010 BP oil spill was shocking. The spill ÂdidnÂt even reach the shores of Florida,ÂŽ Kottcamp recently told a room full of reporters in Tallahassee, the Florida Phoenix news site reported. Kottcamp, who co-chairs a new group that seeks expanded offshore oil exploration, also said that Âtarballs are naturally occurring.ÂŽ Those who lived through the 152-day BP oil spill, especially residents and owners of businesses on FloridaÂs Panhandle, know the truth. They saw the spill cause pellets of oil to wash up for miles on PensacolaÂs beaches and elsewhere, requiring workers to shovel up the mess for months on end and devastating the tourism industry there. KottcampÂs group, Explore Offshore Florida, is counting on the public to forget or doubt that experience. Backed by the American Petroleum Institute and Florida Petroleum Council, the group is pushing to allow oil and gas drilling closer to FloridaÂs coast. They frame their cause as only seeking to allow oil exploration rather than drilling, as if one wouldnÂt likely lead to the other. They downplay the risks to FloridaÂs natural environment and economy, despite residents seeing them firsthand in 2010. For newcomers or residents with short memories, the ongoing crisis involving red tide and blue-green algae blooms in South Florida demonstrates the need to better protect our stateÂs environment. It also shows the need to be dubious when Florida politicians, current or former, tell the public not to worry about environmental threats. In January, the Trump administration announced plans to open previously protected parts of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling. But Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke flew to Tallahassee to announce that Florida was exempt, paying a political favor to Gov. Rick Scott by helping his bid to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Scott supported expanded offshore oil drilling when he first ran for office in 2010 but, as with other environmental issues, heÂs changed his position to score political points. He has major personal investments in energy companies and his political action committee has received at least $880,000 in contributions from oil, gas and energy executives, as the Tampa Bay Times reported, so one wonder whether Scott will maintain his newfound opposition to drilling. A healthy dose of skepticism is necessary given ScottÂs ties to President Donald Trump, whose administration has promoted fossil-fuel use as it rolls back environmental regulations. Whether through expanding oil drilling, freezing fuel-economy standards for vehicles or scrapping regulations of coal-fired power plants, Trump and his allies are taking actions that increase the carbon emissions that cause climate change. Even as the costs of solar power and other renewable energy have declined, fossil-fuel executives are trying to maintain public support for dirty energy sources. DonÂt buy it when Kottcamp and other oilindustry advocates spew misleading information about the drilling that has already fouled FloridaÂs environment and shouldnÂt be allowed to do so again.OUR OPINIONAlternative facts about the BP oil spill ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.org A man picks up tar balls on the public beach in Pensacola Beach on June 24, 2010. Pensacola ofÂ“ cials closed the beaches to swimmers as oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster washed ashore along the Alabama and Florida coasts. [AP PHOTO/DAVE MARTIN, FILE] If it takes outrage over red tide to propel efforts to dramatically reduce pollution of FloridaÂs canals, creeks, lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays and the Gulf, fine. Having observed Florida politics as a journalist for 37 years, I understand that too often it takes a crisis to mobilize voters and effect substantial political change. Most recently, for example, it took a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to pressure the Florida Legislature into making modest changes to its liberal-access firearms law and provide relatively modest funding for school security enhancements statewide. So, now, as the Gulf Coast from Anna Maria Island south is plagued with a strong red tide, the question becomes: Will the losses of marine life and beachfront businesses stir enough sustained outrage to result in political change and sweeping programs to protect the stateÂs natural environment? If the past is a guide, no. There was, for instance, no uprising after the brutal red tides in 2005-06 and 1994-96. Once a red tide has dissipated and its obvious effects Â„ respiratory distress, discolored Gulf waters, dead fish and marine mammals Â„ have diminished, the outrage fades and a majority of Floridians, including those whose livelihoods depend upon a healthy environment, continue to vote for local and state officials who favor deregulation and are averse to environmental protection and sensible growth management. For now, much of the political debate is directed toward the matter of whether onshore pollution Â„ from septic tanks, suburban development and farming north of Lake Okeechobee, which discharges nutrient-laden water toward both coasts Â„ is exacerbating red-tide outbreaks. The question also includes the impacts of storm-water runoff along the coasts and inland, and human activities such as phosphate mining. History and science show red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon. But it is vitally important for scientists to have the publicand private-sector funding necessary to examine the complex relationships between pollution and algal blooms that originate in saltwater and freshwater, as well as the degree and extent to which onshore runoff fuels red tides. It should not, however, take overwhelming, conclusive scientific evidence of a link between the severity of red tides and onshore pollution to act. If we wait for that evidence to emerge, if we forget about onshore pollution until the next outbreak, we will waste precious time. The case for action is already clear: We should stop dumping excess nutrients into FloridaÂs waters Â„ because we know itÂs bad for the environment, the economy and human health. Tom Tryon wrote this for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.ANOTHER OPINIONClear case for curbing stateÂs water pollution Remember when we generally accepted the premise that there is something inherently unseemly about calling each other names? But when it comes to namecalling, weÂre in new territory. Our president calls so many people so many names that we hardly notice unless an insult has an extra dose of venom, that is, itÂs not only crude and mean but also, say, racist. So when President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a ÂdogÂŽ last week, some suggested that the use of that particular term in connection with an African American is racist, that itÂs a dog whistle audible to the portion of our citizenry who think of black Americans as inferior. IÂm uncertain about this. As Freud probably never said, ÂSometimes a cigar is just a cigar.ÂŽ And sometimes an insult is just an insult. Still, the incident reminds me of signs that were commonly posted in front of restaurants and hotels in the Southwest during the early part of the last century: ÂNo Dogs No Negroes No Mexicans.ÂŽ ThatÂs clear enough. Furthermore, I donÂt find the White HouseÂs defense in this matter particularly convincing. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump is an Âequal opportunity person,ÂŽ meaning, I suppose, that he insults everyone, without regard to race, creed, color, gender or national origin. In fact, TrumpÂs defenders quickly produced a list of eight or 10 white men who Trump has referred to as dogs. But this defense sounds like a cousin to the faulty rationalization that some white people deploy to justify their use of the N-word, which is that if some African Americans use the N-word, then they can, too. In other words, itÂs OK to use a term that would normally be seen as a racial slur, as long as I also call some white men the same thing. But insults and racial slurs always have contexts, and their meanings depend on both the identity of the speaker and the object. ItÂs simple: A Jew can call a Jew a Jew; a non-Jew can call a Jew a Jew; but if a non-Jew calls a non-Jew a Jew, itÂs an insult that capitalizes on a despicable racist stereotype. This is why, if youÂre going to call people names, be more mindful about who you are and about whom youÂre calling what. Of course, Trump, wellknown for his puerile preoccupation with appearance, has called plenty of white women dogs as well Arianna Huffington, Rosie OÂDonnell, Gail Collins. Sometimes he calls them pigs, too. HeÂs using the conventional meaning of the slur to describe the appearance of women who donÂt rise to the standard that he believes complements his own physical attractiveness. TheyÂre not women who he would date, marry or bother to assault. But in that sense of the slur, Omarosa isnÂt a dog. So maybe Trump is flirting with the racial sense, which equates other races with animals that can be dominated and whipped. ItÂs easy to see why African Americans find this offensive. IÂm always hesitant to attribute too much strategy to any of TrumpÂs statements. He often reacts angrily and impulsively. When it comes to name-calling he has an impressive arsenal at this fingertips and he uses it freely. Still, itÂs logical that his insults reflect his deep feelings about women, minorities and other Âlosers.ÂŽ So when Trump calls Omarosa a dog, is it just an insult? Or is it a racial slur? ItÂs probably both. Of course, itÂs a sorry passage weÂve come to when we have to consider questions like these. A better question is how we elected and why we tolerate a man who behaves in this way. His defenders say that when people hit Trump, he hits back. This principle is prominent in playgrounds and daycares. One hopes for better in the Oval Office. One hopes for thicker skin, more deliberation, more restraint, more civility. And one hopes that if the president is as unenlightened about race as he often appears to be, he finds a way to keep his misguided prejudices on a strong leash. John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at email@example.com.ANOTHER OPINIONIs it racist to call a black woman a dog? John Crisp
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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 B1 DINE STRAWBERRIESA HEALTHY TREATFresh strawberries are a great snack, and they have great bene ts. Â€ One serving of eight strawberries has only 50 calories and 8 grams of sugar. Â€ Filled with antioxidants, potassium and ber, strawberries donÂt stop there: A single serving has more vitamin C than an orange. For snack ideas for all ages and occasions, visit California Strawberries.com. Â„ Brandpoint EASY RECIPESUMMER SOUP For a refreshing way to kick o a summer meal, try this Cantaloupe Soup recommended by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Â€ 2 cantaloupes Â€ 1 teaspoon ground ginger Â€ 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Â€ 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream, plus 4 teaspoons for garnish Cut cantaloupes in half. Remove seeds. With a spoon or melon baller, remove fruit from esh. Refrigerate rinds to use as soup Âbowls.ÂŽ Put melon into blender with sour cream and spices. Blend to a creamy consistency. Refrigerate for at least an hour to chill soup and let avors blend. Pour soup into melon bowls and swirl in a teaspoon of sour cream as a garnish. Serves four. Each serving contains approximately 129 calories, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, less than 1 g fat, 111 mg sodium, and 3 g ber. Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.org Grenadiers are a popular lunch item, featuring mini cheeseburgers on Hawaiian rolls served with freedom fries at Combat Cafe. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] By Cindy Sharp CorrespondentEUSTIS Â„ Army veteran Bruce Chambers loved his time serving in the 3rd Brigade combat team of the 3rd Infan-try Division as a cavalry scout in Iraq but had a rough time transitioning back to civilian life when he was discharged in 2009.ÂI was lost,ÂŽ Chambers said. ÂI returned home and had no idea what I was going to do. So I started applying for any job I could get and was hired at Sunrise Grill. I was still adjusting to society, but the kitchen became my safe haven.ÂŽChambers steadily learned the restaurant business for the next six and a half years. He became a manager at another area eatery. He met and mar-ried the love of his life, Beth, who has helped him with his new career. But he always had a vision in his head of what he wanted his future to be: to run his own restaurant and create a space that celebrates people who serve in the military.ÂI kept saying to myself, I could really do this,ÂŽ Cham-bers said. ÂI was a good soldier, and now I had found something else I was good at and it became my passion.ÂŽOn May 25, the couple opened the doors to Combat Cafe, a military-themed res-taurant that honors veterans.ÂI felt lost and didnÂt have a place to feel comfortable, so I want to give them a place to belong,ÂŽ Bruce Chambers said. ÂBut itÂs also about what they stand for: camaraderie. We fought to keep each other alive. Now we want to combat your hunger.ÂŽThe cafe offers multiple choices for chow, all with military-themed names and generous rations, such as VinnyÂs S.O.S., chipped beef served over toast or a biscuit. The dish is a popular mess hall meal; it is named after World War II veteran Vinny King, a Purple Heart recipient.Breakfast items include Eggs Benedict Arnold, Colonel Beef Hash, the Chuck Norris (grilled chicken breast), the Uncle Ham omelet, United Steaks (a 9-ounce cut) and Freedom Toast.For lunch, there is a GeneralÂs club sandwich, the Commander-in-Chief salad, grenadiers (cheeseburger sliders) and a kids menu for junior recruits.ÂWe love it here because of the theme, and the food is fantastic,ÂŽ said Navy veteran H.P. Holland and his wife, Lyn, during a recent visit. ÂEveryone is friendly and has a great attitude. You are welcomed at the door. ItÂs great for both veterans and non-veterans.ÂŽAt the back of the cafe sits an empty table, dedicated to Sgt. Allen Greka, the only one in ChambersÂ platoon who didnÂt return home. He died July 13, 2007, of wounds sus-tained in a land mine explosion while patrolling the Jisr Diyala sector of Baghdad. Chamber created the ÂGrekaÂŽ omeletÂ„a healthy ration of feta, tomato and onionÂ„in his honor.ÂHe was really a great guy, always helping out other people,ÂŽ Chambers said. ÂHe took my place one time when I had heat exhaustion. He wasnÂt even supposed to be point the day he died. But itÂs stories like this, people like this, who we want to honor and remember in our cafe.ÂŽCombat Cafe, 1602 N. Hwy. 19 in Eustis, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.face-book.com/CombatCafe2018 or call 352-483-0250.ItÂs chow timeEustisÂ Combat Cafe honors vets, locals with hearty rationsSchool is back in session, and everyone is getting back into regular meal-time routines Â„ finally. I know it is important to help the kids with their homework but what is equally important is to get a healthy dinner on the table as quickly as possible and with the least amount of effort. One way you can whip up dinner in 30 minutes or less is to use the ingredients that you have on hand from your bento box lunch. If you are packing a bento box-style lunch for yourself or your kids then this recipe for my jambalaya is going to help you utilize some of those leftovers. Remember my suggestion for preparing your ingredients ahead of time, which include precooking your grains, such as brown rice, pasta and oatmeal, and storing them without added spices so you have the option to season as you please. My JamminÂ Jambalaya is always a hit in my Kidz Cook classes; it is so easy to make that the kids need only minimal adult supervision. Try this easy New Orleansinspired dish any night of the week Â„ and let the kids help too. ZeÂs JamminÂ JambalayaIngredients: cup olive oil 1 chicken breast, cut into inch cubes 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 yellow onion, diced 1 large bell pepper, diced 3 cups cooked brown rice 3 ripe Roma tomatoes, diced 2 cups vegetable stock 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced cup fresh parsley, minced salt to taste Directions: In a large pot add oil, onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Cook over high heat until vegetables are wilted and transparent Â„ about 5 minutes. Add uncooked, diced chicken and saut until lightly brown, another 5 minutes. Add the diced Roma tomatoes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and remaining seasonings. Cook another 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. After 15 minutes remove from heat and serve. Kitchen Note: If you want to add more spice to your dish, add a link or two of spicy sausage like andouille. If you want less heat, use less black pepper and cayenne pepper. Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at email@example.com.ROAMING GOURMETJamminÂ jambalaya is fast, easy school night xÂMy JamminÂ Jambalaya is always a hit in my Kidz Cook classes. It is so easy to make that the kids need only minimal adult supervision,ÂŽ writes Ze Carter in this weekÂs column. [SUBMITTED] Ze Carter At the back of the Combat Cafe in Eustis sits an empty table, dedicated to Sgt. Allen Greka, the only person in BruceÂs platoon who didnÂt return home. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT]
B2 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFROM LOLLYÂS KITCHENThese arenÂt your typical drive-thru burgersNowadays you can get a hamburger 24 hours a day. Drive-thrus are everywhere, and there are many types from which to choose. But when I was a little girl, having a hamburger was a special treat. My all-time favorite version is courtesy of my grandmother, who would grate a peeled raw potato into the ground beef. Not only does it add extra flavor and texture, but it also helped to stretch the meat. Make sure you use the smallest holes of your box grater to grate the potato. Old Fashioned BurgersÂ€ 1 pound of ground chuck Â€ 1 medium russet potato, peeled and Â“ nely grated Â€ t granulated garlic Â€ t freshly ground black pepper Â€ t salt Break up the meat with a fork in a large bowl. Add the potato, garlic, black pepper and salt. Mix thoroughly with the fork. Shape into four patties. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the burgers to the pan. Let burgers cook until there is a nice browned sear. Flip the burgers and cook to your desired level of doneness. Serve on toasted buns with favorite toppings.Salmon BurgersIf youÂve never tried a salmon burger, give these a try. An added bonus is a healthy dose of omega 3s. Â€ 1 16 oz. can boneless/ skinless salmon, drained and flaked Â€ 2 eggs, lightly beaten Â€ t Old Bay seasoning Â€ 1 T lemon juice Â€ 1 T chopped fresh parsley Â€ 2 cloves garlic, grated Â€ A few grinds black pepper Â€ cup bread crumbs Â€ 1 T minced red onion Â€ 2 to 3 T vegetable oil In a medium bowl, lightly mix all ingredients (except vegetable oil) with a fork. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Shape into four patties and place into skillet. Cook, occasionally turning, until burgers are cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towellined plate. Toast the buns and serve with your favorite lettuce and tartar sauce. Fleur de Lolly Introducing From LollyÂs Kitchen From LollyÂs Kitchen is a new weekly feature. ItÂs written by Laura Tolbert, better known as Fleur de Lolly to the readers of her food blog, where she shares recipes, ideas and advice for fellow foodies and novices. She describes herself there as being Âhopelessly addicted to Fiestaware and Le Creuset cookware. Lolly also is active on social media; her Facebook page is facebook.com/fleurde.lolly.5. By Ari LeVauxMore Content NowWhen I told my wife I was off to find some lovage, she was supportive. Levisticum officinale, after all, is a close relative of celery, parsley and dill, three of her favorite plants to eat. Lovage is hard to find in stores, but we have a plant. Or at least, we know of a plant. It resides behind the cabin where she and I first lived together. The only problem, from a lovage perspective, is we donÂt live there anymore. I first experienced lovage in the form of Rapunzel brand Vegetable Bouillon with Herbs. It remained on my radar for years, more as a whimsical word than anything I could picture. I didnÂt know if it was a plant, animal, fungus or what. A few years later at the farmers market I found out what it was, and brought a lovage plant home to the cabin. I planted it near the garden, where it got a lot of water and grew taller than me, like some kind of mutant celery plant on herbal steroids. What it tastes like Originally brought over by European settlers, lovage remained after settlements were abandoned, doing just fine on its own. This tenacious plant runs wild from Florida to Saskatchewan. The lovage cabinÂs new residents donÂt seem to prioritize landscaping. July had been hot, without a single drop of rain, and the town was drying up. As I rode my bike down the gravel alley, I wondered what I would find. The unfenced yard was a brownscape, with one lovable exception. A patch of green in a parched yard that had been left for dead, the lovage, amazingly, didnÂt even look stressed. It was smaller than it used to grow, only about knee-height, but looked happy. I knelt down, cleaned up some dead stalks around the base, pulled away some errant grass, and cut some lovage. The early New Englanders had myriad Old World uses for the plant, the entirety of which is edible. They used to candy the root and chew the seed in order to stay alert during long church services. Indeed, the seeds will numb your mouth, like Szechuan peppercorns, and the leaves, while not as intense, nonetheless have the piercing aroma of enhanced celery. This bitter mouth buzz makes lovage popular among serious mixologists and edgy cooks alike. Chopped and tossed with a salad or mixed in a dressing, simmered in soups, rubbed on meat or mixed into your drink, lovage belongs in a lot of places. Where to find it If you donÂt have a local stash of lovage, it can be tricky to score. Big city grocers will sometimes stock it, and lovage seed is readily available online, which can be sown in spring or late summer (and chewed year-round in church). ItÂs worth asking the plant people at the farmers market if they know where any living lovage might be found. A quick check at my local store found lovage in three separate vegetarian bouillon brands, with Rapunzel remaining the best of the lot. If you canÂt find any fresh lovage, and donÂt have time to order seeds and grow your own plant, your best option is to purchase lovage extract online. Hawaiian Pharm seems to have the most for sale at the moment. Bodacious plant brings unique avor to anythingFLASH IN THE PANLovable lovageLovage EmulsionÂ€ 3-6 lovage leaves (or 1 tsp extract) Â€ 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed Â€ 1 whole egg Â€ 2 tbsp lime juice Â€ 1 tbsp cider vinegar Â€ tsp Dijon mustard Â€ tsp salt Â€ 1 cups oil (I like a light, fruity olive oil; safÂ” ower, sunÂ” ower and canola work, too) In a clean blender or food processor, add egg, lime juice, lovage leaves, cider vinegar, salt, dijon and garlic. Blend until smooth. If itÂs not enough material for the blade to catch, double the recipe. You wonÂt be sorry. Then, as one does when making mayonnaise, cross your heart or do any other ritual you might have, and begin slowly adding the oil in a thin stream with the blade running. Do not add more oil until the Â“ rst few drops have completely dispersed. Then add a little more. Repeat at a snailÂs pace, blade running, until youÂve added half a cup, at which point, if you havenÂt screwed up, you can add oil a little more quickly. After about a cup you will hear the sound thicken. Keep going until itÂs all stuck to the side of the blender and not sliding down. Scrape it off with a rubber spatuala. Lovage emulsion can be enjoyed on just about anything, including bread, Â“ sh or meat. [ARI LEVAUX PHOTOS]Lovage plant leaves can be used as an herb and the seeds as a spice.
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 B3Summer is always the season of the salads. This year, though, IÂve found myself craving those crisp, cool leafy greens even more than usual. Perhaps itÂs partly because IÂve finally developed the knack for using up those packaged salad mixes before they begin to morph into a science experiment in the refrigerator.Not that I use up an entire package at a single meal Â„ that still happens only when thereÂs salad-loving company to share the meal. I usually buy salad mixes when theyÂre on sale. If I time my grocery shopping right and find a Âbuy one, get one freeÂŽ special, I will select two different mixes. Though I do make it a rule not to open the second package until the first is finished. Meanwhile, I avoid boredom by dressing up the basic mix Â„ with a variety of vegetables, fruits and gourmet cheeses, depending on my cravings. The fastest and easiest way to dress up some greens is with tomato wedges or chunks. Small cherry or grape tomatoes, either whole or cut in half, are also tasty and add a layer of texture and bite. If you happen to have a small, tender summer squash or zucchini on hand, cut it into matchstick slices and toss it in. Canned English peas can join the fun Â„ half a cup is plenty. Even a single, small carrot is enough to add color and crispness, whether in curls, sticks, slices or shreds. Tender, little radishes sliced very thin can be lovely in your salad. You can even grow your own (theyÂre easy) if you have a small, kitchen garden. If you like asparagus, nothing adds quite the same luxury to a salad. Use it raw if youÂve got the slender young stalks, or slightly cooked, just to the tender-crisp stage, for the more mature sort. A handful of fruit Â„ fresh, canned or dried Â„ tossed in the bowl will add an occasional surprise to the mixture. Canned mandarin orange slices bathed in their natural juice, gently rinsed and drained, can really perk up a bowl of plain salad greens. Dried cranberries (available in original tart, and cherry and orange flavors) and raisins (I like to stock both black and golden ones) should be staples in your pantry. Both fruits add wonderfully distinctive bursts of flavor to your salads, as well as to your baked goods. Canned pineapple can add a layer of sweetness and texture to any bed of greens. I like to use the chunks or tidbits. They are a manageable bite size, yet large enough to perk up any salad with little islands of color.Diced apples, depending on the variety you choose, can add either tart or sweet flavor to your salad. In order to prevent browning, itÂs wise to soak them in lemon water or pineapple juice for a few minutes. Drain them before adding them to your salad.Cheese is a summer necessity in my kitchen. Shredded cheese is great for adding color, flavor and protein to salads. IÂm partial to sharp cheddar and mixed Italian cheese, but any cheese can suffice. Smoked provolone adds a savory layer to spinach, and a judicious sprinkling of feta crumbles will enliven any salad.Among lettuce fanciers, iceberg seems to be relegated to the bottom of the culinary popularity scale. It lacks nutritional value compared with other greens, they point out, but suffers even worse for lack of culinary character. However, when I want something very cool and very simple, a sandwich of boiled-eggand-iceberg-lettuce salad on toast just hits the spot. As for dressings, we seem to have a bewildering variety available these days, which makes it easy to serve salads with a selection of dressings on the side and let everyone choose their own. I like to offer a few of the milder ones: Thousand Island, creamy Caesar, and the original version of Ranch. After all, IÂve worked too hard organizing ingredients for this salad to let it be overwhelmed by the dressing. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.PRACTICAL POT WATCHERSalads: The cool choice for sizzling summer mealsA tender green salad is topped with strawberries, cucumber, pistachio and basil. [DEB LINDSEY / THE WASHINGTON POST] By Jane BlackThe Washington PostTwo summers ago, Ronald David canned something he never had before at the Glade Hill Cannery Â„ and heÂs canned just about everything: beans, beets, corn, carrots, tomatoes, cherries, peaches, fried apples, applesauce, apple butter, ground beef, stew beef, venison, liver pudding and souse meat. ÂIt was water,ÂŽ he said, breaking into a hearty laugh. ÂI donÂt know why they want to can it. But if they want to, we can it.ÂŽ David, 74, is a big man with a wave of white hair, a Tom Selleck mustache and meaty hands. With help from his wife, Carol, he has run the cannery since he retired from DuPont 25 years ago. Back then, the Davids would know when to show up to work when they saw the canneryÂs opening day advertised in the local paper. Now, the couple just shows up sometime in early July. Though if a regular needed to get in early Â„ to put up a bumper crop of, say, greens Â„ he could probably just call up and ask if and when Ronald David was available. ThereÂs nothing fancy about the Glade Hill Cannery. The wooden tables have sheets of stainless steel screwed on top, and the only source of heat is an ancient wood-burning stove. The narrow cinder block building sits behind the ÂnewÂŽ elementary school, which was built in 1958, though this, and most other details about the canneryÂs history, are fuzzy and change depending on whom you ask. Glade Hill is one of a fading constellation of publicly funded canneries in Virginia, and across the South. They began in the late 1800s, as rural communities banded together to preserve food for the offseason. But the network boomed in the 20th century. During World War I, the federal government encouraged Americans to counter food shortages by growing their own with slogans like ÂCan vegetables, fruits and the Kaiser, too.ÂŽ During World War II, some 20 million citizens did their part by planting Âvictory gardens.ÂŽ So abundant were the results that the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanded that restrictions be eased on the production of pressure canners. In 1945, 630,000 were manufactured, up from just 40,000 the year before. While the equipment continues to chug, the vast majority of community canneries, starved by budget cuts and rendered irrelevant by AmericansÂ love affair with convenience foods, have disappeared. Today there is no official tally of public canneries, no federal funding and little, if any, state support. Most of todayÂs canneries charge a per-jar processing fee, and a few add an hourly facility fee. But the survivors Â„ 26 in Georgia, 16 scattered from Virginia to Florida, according to our tally Â„ exist thanks for the most part to a respect for tradition and some oldfashioned stubbornness. Take the Agricultural Canning Center in Jacksonville, Florida. It was open weekdays until the city decided some years ago Â„ no one can remember exactly when Â„ that it could no longer afford staff salaries. If it hadnÂt been for the local Master Gardeners, who volunteered to staff it a few days a week, it would have closed. The cannery still has a clientele, says Terry DelValle, the horticulture extension agent who oversees staffing. The DIY craze has inspired a small group of young food lovers to try out their local cannery. Aaron Deal, the chef-owner of River and Rail in Roanoke, Virginia was introduced to Glade Hill by a friend whose family puts up as many as 250 quarts of tomatoes each summer. And while he doesnÂt make the 30-mile trip south as often as he might like, Deal says that having access to the equipment Â„ not to mention Ronald DavidÂs know-how Â„ makes bigbatch canning a cinch. ÂAt the restaurant, weÂd do 10 to 15 jars in a 20-minute period,ÂŽ he says. ÂHere, we can do 50.ÂŽ Along with tomatoes, Deal likes to make big batches of chow chow, which he serves with baked Sea Island red peas or pulled pork eggs Benedict. On a recent visit, Deal had eight quarts of tomatoes, 16 pints of early-season applesauce, and 16 pints of pickled okra. As old-timey as the experience was his bill: a total of $4.80.Why are public canneries disappearing?Sisters Carolyn Robertson, left, and Susan Franklin work to Â“ ll 159 quart-size cans of homemade soup at the Glade Hill Cannery in Virginia. [KATHERINE FREY/THE WASHINGTON POST] Mary Ryder
B4 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Becky Krystal The Washington PostLaugh if you must, but one of my fondest memories of my honeymoon is visiting an olive oil and vinegar shop and tasting as many flavors as I wanted. This was about a decade ago, before I really got into food and before ÂartisanÂŽ was a catchy byword. As fun as it was tossing back shots of raspberry balsamic vinegar, the habit wasnÂt sustainable. Such specialty foods can be expensive and leave you committed to a bottle of chipotle olive oil that you use once and then ends up collecting dust in your pantry. If you, too, have a weakness for such boutique items but not enough cash to buy them regularly, good news: You can become your own flavor wizard by infusing a variety of pantry and bar staples in whatever amounts you want. HereÂs how to get started. Vinegars You can infuse vinegar with a wide array of foods, but herbs, fruit and alliums (garlic, leeks, onions) are especially well-suited. Preserving cookbook author Marisa McClellan of the blog Food in Jars said one of her strategies is to use scraps from other projects, such as jam or pie. Berry seeds, stone fruit pits and even strawberry hulls still have plenty of flavor to impart. Or sheÂll use vinegar infusions to get the most out of a small, expensive purchase, as she does with ramps. A single dish made with ramps is fleeting, but a ramp-flavored vinegar can be used in salads and pan sauces all year long. McClellanÂs rough rule is one part infusing agent to one part vinegar. To infuse, add your flavoring ingredient to a clean, dry jar and pour over the vinegar. McClellan advises letting it infuse for a week or two at room temperature. Liberson says especially strong flavors, such as garlic, can start flavoring in even a few hours. When youÂre happy with the flavor, strain out the solids. Infused vinegars will last at least a year, if not more.OilsMcClellan tends not to do much with oil because the risk of botulism is higher. The toxin-producing bacteria thrive in oxygen-free environments such as oil, especially when moisture is present. If you donÂt want to go through the process of treating your infusing food to eliminate the risk of botulism, you can still safely make flavored oils by heating them with, say, herbs as long as the herbs are clean and dry and you use the oil right away or within a few days (store it in the refrigerator). HoneyMcClellan especially likes flavored honeys for serving with cheese or charcuterie. She recommends working in small amounts, though, because you wonÂt be using much at a time.Choose a mild honey (such as clover, not buck-wheat or orange blossom) and combine it in a clean, dry jar with whatever you choose as your infusing flavor. Flavorful herbs think rosemary, thyme and lavender are perfect. McClellan doesnÂt like to heat the honey initially. You might get more of an initial blast of flavor, but you wonÂt have as much control over how strong it is. So just be lazy and let it infuse for at least a few weeks (in a sunny spot, the flavor will develop faster) until youÂre happy with it.When it comes time to filter out the solids with a fine-mesh sieve, you can heat the honey then, which will make it easier to pour and take care of any crystallization that may have occurred because of the cold infusion. The honey should keep well as long as you dip into it with clean utensils. Simple syrup Simple syrups are great for stirring into drinks, brushing onto cakes or muffins and using in fruit salad. Making it couldnÂt be easier: One part water to one part sugar, plus whatever flavor Â„ herbs, fruit, fruit remnants, vanilla, ginger, etc. Â„ you want. When you bring the sugar and water to a boil, you can include the infusing ingredient or hold off. If you wait, add it as soon as the syrup comes to a boil and you take it off the heat. Let the syrup cool to room temperature, strain it and store in the refrigerator in a clean, dry jar. It should last at least 2 to 3 weeks. Alcohol ÂInfusing your booze is so simple, but very impressive,ÂŽ writes Kathy Kordalis in ÂInfused Booze.ÂŽ ÂIt involves minimum effort for maximum flavor.ÂŽ Common bases are vodka and gin; other light liquors you can use are white rum, dark rum and tequila, according to Kordalis. DonÂt be compelled to spend a lot on the alcohol, she advises, as long as itÂs something you would still drink on its own.Add avor and save money by infusing your own vinegar, booze and more
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C4SOFTBALL TEAMS EARN BERTHS IN NATIONALS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 email@example.comBy Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressHeisman Trophy runnerup Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team.Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V.Love, along with Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and Utah kicker Matt Gay, were the only players who made first team All-American after last season and first team to start this season. Love ran for 2,118 yards and 8.05 per carry last season and was second to Baker Mayfield in the Heisman Trophy voting.Oliver was a second-team All-American last year after being first team as a freshman in 2016.Clemson and Wisconsin led the way with three players on the first team. Alabama and Wisconsin each had a total of five players on the first and second teams combined. FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback Â„ Will Grier, senior, West Virginia.Running backs Â„ Bryce Love, senior, Stanford; Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin.Tackles Â„ Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson.Guards Â„ Beau Ben-zschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Nate Herbig, junior, Stanford.Center Â„ Ross Piersch-bacher, senior, Alabama.Tight end Â„ Noah Fant, junior, Iowa.Love leads All-America teamBy Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressCORAL GABLES Â„ The mantra about external expec-tations at Miami probably isnÂt that much different than the one uttered by most other major college football teams.The Hurricanes are taught to basically ignore it all.So there wasnÂt any huge celebration on Monday when Miami was announced at No. 8 in this yearÂs preseason Top 25 poll Â„ even though thatÂs the best season-opening ranking for the Hurricanes since they were No. 6 in 2004, and the first time since 2005 that they will begin ranked higher than any other team in the state of Florida.And in the eyes of defen-sive coordinator Manny Diaz, whoÂs entering his third year on coach Mark RichtÂs staff at Miami, no outside expectation can match what the Hurricanes will ask of themselves.ÂI would argue that our expectations are not different,ÂŽ Diaz said. ÂI think ours have been that way. Obviously, we had different levels of suc-cess from Year 1 to Year 2, but our level of expectation of what a Miami Hurricane foot-ball team should look like and where it should compete and at what level it should compete has really been the same since Day 1 that coach Richt came in here.ÂŽMiami went 9-4 in 2016, RichtÂs first season. The Hurri-canes started 10-0 and reached No. 2 in the nation last season on the way to the Atlantic Coast ConferenceÂs Coastal Division title, then sputtered and lost their final three games, including a defeat to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl.But with plenty of experience back on both sides of the ball, the preseason consensus is that the Hurricanes should keep No. 8 Miami not worrying about external expectationsBy Frank Jolleyfrank.firstname.lastname@example.orgCLERMONT Â„ Mayra Cuebas has seen a lot of vol-leyball in the nine years she has been head coach at East Ridge.SheÂs seen Â„ and coached Â„ some of the best players in Lake and Sumter counties, including former Knights standout Stephanie Samedy, who was the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year for Florida in 2016 and earned All-America honors last year as a freshman at the University of Minnesota.Over the past three years Cuebas has led East Ridge to a 56-13 record, two straight 20-win seasons Â„ 20-4 in 2016 and 23-3 last year Â„ and regional tournament appearances in each of the past three seasons. The Knights have become, arguably, one of the areaÂs top programs.And this yearÂs squad looks to be another powerhouse.ÂIÂm proud of what weÂre doing at East Ridge,ÂŽ Cuebas said. ÂI donÂt think weÂre lucky and I donÂt think IÂm doing anything different from other coaches. IÂve been blessed with some A budding powerhouse By Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE Â„ Unlike most in Gator Nation who are desperate for the impending news concerning who FloridaÂs starting quarterback is going to be, the two main combatants for the job seem almost indifferent about it.Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask donÂt seem nervous, donÂt seem anxious, donÂt seem worried about the out-come Â„ or when that outcome is going be announced by coach Dan Mullen.If you listen to them, they are just two quarterbacks still going about their business on the practice field and in the film room and not worrying about anything else.ÂI donÂt know who heÂs going to name,ÂŽ Franks said Tuesday. ÂItÂs not that big of a deal right now. For the players, especially the quarterbacks, itÂs just going out there every day and compet-ing and having fun.ÂIÂm not really worried about it. IÂm more worried about coming more together as a team, building bonds and getting our offense going.ÂI could care less. I just want to win. It means more to me. IÂm not worried about starting.ÂŽTrask pretty much echoed his competition Tuesday. HeÂs not focused on winning the job, heÂs focused on get-ting better prepared to do the job if he happens to be the guy.ÂThatÂs an upstairs deci-sion,ÂŽ Trask said. ÂIÂm going to try to do what I can do to the best of my ability. My focus is just on grinding day in and day out and just getting better every day. No (anxiety).ÂWeÂre human, so itÂs in the back of our minds, but weÂre all best friends and weÂre just grinding together every day.ÂŽTrask, Franks and true freshman Emory Jones have been competing against each other for the starting role since last spring.Although Jones is technically still in the running, all indications are it likely will come down to either Franks or Trask lining up behind center in the Sept. 1 opener against Charleston Southern.UF QBs: Not worried who will startMiami running back Lorenzo Lingard (1) stands with his teammates as the team practices in its on-campus indoor facility for the Â“ rst time Friday in Coral Gables. [AUSTIN SAPIN/UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, VIA AP] East Ridge head coach Mayra Cuebas reacts as her team scores at a regional volleyball tournament game against Harmony on Oct. 25, 2017, in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] East Ridge growing into areaÂs dominant program See VOLLEYBALL, C3 See GATORS, C3 See MIAMI, C3 See LOVE, C2
C2 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: email@example.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial. PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 0 0 1.000 63 37 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 42 45 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 30 15 Miami 0 2 0 .000 44 53 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 33 23 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 38 37 Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 34 34 Tennessee 0 2 0 .000 31 61 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 3 0 0 1.000 70 42 Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 51 40 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 37 29 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 65 65 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 41 38 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 31 29 Kansas City 1 1 0 .500 38 31 Denver 0 2 0 .000 51 66 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 40 37 Washington 1 1 0 .500 32 39 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 34 45 Philadelphia 0 2 0 .000 34 68 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 2 0 0 1.000 55 43 Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 56 38 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 40 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 14 45 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 82 51 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 52 42 Chicago 1 2 0 .333 67 70 Detroit 0 2 0 .000 27 46 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 44 32 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 37 37 L.A. Rams 1 1 0 .500 26 48 Seattle 0 2 0 .000 31 43WEEK 2 Aug. 16New England 37, Philadelphia 20 Washington 15, N.Y. Jets 13 Green Bay 51, Pittsburgh 34Aug. 17N.Y. Giants 30, Detroit 17 Kansas City 28, Atlanta 14 Buffalo 19, Cleveland 17 Carolina 27, Miami 20 Arizona 20, New Orleans 15Aug. 18Jacksonville 14, Minnesota 10 L.A. Rams 19, Oakland 15 Cincinnati 21, Dallas 13 Tampa Bay 30, Tennessee 14 Houston 16, San Francisco 13 Chicago 24, Denver 23 L.A. Chargers 24, Seattle 14MondayÂs GameBaltimore 20, Indianapolis 19WEEK 3 ThursdayÂs GamePhiladelphia at Cleveland, 8 p.m.FridayÂs GameNew 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.SaturdayÂs GamesKansas 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.SundayÂs GamesCincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 15 4 6 51 53 29 New York Red Bulls 15 6 3 48 47 25 New York City FC 14 6 5 47 48 33 Columbus 11 8 6 39 32 32 Philadelphia 10 11 3 33 34 39 Montreal 10 13 3 33 33 42 New England 7 9 8 29 38 40 D.C. United 7 9 6 27 39 39 Toronto FC 6 12 6 24 40 45 Orlando City 7 15 2 23 37 57 Chicago 6 15 5 23 36 51 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 13 5 6 45 39 30 Sporting Kansas City 12 6 6 42 45 30 Los Angeles FC 12 7 6 42 49 39 Real Salt Lake 11 10 5 38 36 44 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 7 37 48 47 Portland 10 6 7 37 35 34 Seattle 10 9 5 35 31 26 Vancouver 9 9 7 34 40 49 Minnesota United 9 14 2 29 38 50 Houston 7 11 6 27 40 36 Colorado 6 13 6 24 31 42 San Jose 3 13 8 17 34 44 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 18Seattle 5, Los Angeles Galaxy 0 New York 2, Vancouver 2, tie Philadelphia 2, New York City FC 0 Montreal 2, Chicago 1 Sporting Kansas City 3, Portland 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Houston 1 Toronto FC 1, San Jose 1, tie FC Dallas 2, Minnesota United 0Aug. 19Atlanta United FC 3, Columbus 1 D.C. United 2, New England 0 Los Angeles FC 2, Colorado 0TodayÂs GameNew York Red Bulls at New York City FC, 7 p.m.ThursdayÂs GamesColumbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m.FridayÂs GamesAtlanta United FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesNew 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.SundayÂs GamesD.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 WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 5 53 47 16 Seattle 10 4 7 37 23 15 Portland 9 6 6 33 34 26 Chicago 7 4 10 31 29 25 Orlando 8 8 6 30 29 33 Utah 7 7 8 29 19 22 Houston 8 8 5 29 29 31 Washington 2 15 4 10 11 32 Sky Blue FC 0 14 5 5 17 38 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Aug. 17Houston 4, Washington 0Aug. 18Utah 2, Sky Blue FC 2, tie Orlando 0, North Carolina 0 (susp.) Chicago 2, Portland 2Aug. 19North Carolina 3, Orlando 0 (comp. susp.)TuesdayÂs GameHouston at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesUtah at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Portland, 11 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesNorth Carolina at Seattle, 4 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Washington, 8 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Milwaukee -224 Cincinnati +204 at Pittsburgh -111 Atlanta +101 at Washington -174 Philadelphia +162 at New York -160 San Francisco +150 at Colorado -230 San Diego +210 at Los Angeles -157 St. Louis +147American Leagueat Chicago -108 Minnesota -102 at Toronto -174 Baltimore +162 at Oakland -170 Texas +158 Houston -135 at Seattle +125 at Tampa Bay Off Kansas City Off Cleveland -116 at Boston +106InterleagueChicago Cubs -185 at Detroit +170 N.Y. Yankees -190 at Miami +175 at Arizona -190 L.A. Angels +175COLLEGE FOOTBALL SaturdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Wyoming +1 3 46 at NMSU at Colorado St. 14 13 58 HawaiiNFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland +2 3 41 PhiladelphiaFridayat N.Y. Jets Pk 2 42 N.Y. Giants at Washington 3 3 43 Denver at Carolina 2 1 46 New England at Tampa Bay Pk 3 45 Detroit at Minnesota 3 3 39 Seattle at Oakland 2 7 41 Green BaySaturdayat Chicago 1 2 48 Kansas City at Pittsburgh 4 4 45 Tennessee at L.A. Rams 2 3 42 Houston at Indianapolis 1 Off 43 San Fran. at Jacksonville 1 3 40 Atlanta at Miami Pk Pk 41 Baltimore at L.A. Chargers 2 2 43 New OrleansSundayat Buffalo 1 1 41 Cincinnati at Dallas 3 3 43 ArizonaUpdated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueNEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Placed SS Didi Gregorius on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 20. Recalled INF Luke Voit from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS Â„ Acquired INF Daniel Murphy from Washington for INF Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash consideration. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Optioned RHP Derek Law to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Richmond (EL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Traded 1B Matt Adams to St. Louis for cash considerations. Recalled INF Adrian Sanchez and OF Andrew Stevenson from Syracuse (IL). Placed LHP Tommy Milone on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 20. Reinstated RHP Kelvin Herrera from the 10-day DL.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Â„ Signed LHP Austin Wright. TEXAS AIRHOGS Â„ Sold the contract of OF Dillon Thomas to the Milwaukee Brewers.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS Â„ Recalled INF Trey Dawson from Tri-City (NYP). Assigned INF Colton Shaver to Buies Creek (Carolina).Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES Â„ Released RHP Justin Lemanski.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL Â„ Suspended Baltimore CB Jimmy Smith, without pay, for the Â“ rst four regular-season games for violating the NFLÂs personal conduct policy. NFL Â„ WR Victor Cruz announced his retirement. BUFFALO BILLS Â„ Signed P Jon Ryan to a oneyear contract. Released K Tyler Davis. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Signed C Jacob Judd. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Â„ Signed TE Matt Weiser. Waived TE Colin Jeter. TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ Agreed to a contract extension with WR Rishard Matthews through 2019. Agreed to terms with LBs Jeff Knox, Nyles Morgan and Deontae Skinner. Waived LBs Brandon Chubb and Davond Dade and OL Matt Diaz.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES Â„ Signed F Anthony Peluso to a one-year, two-way contract. OTTAWA SENATORS Â„ Announced the resignation of Randy Lee, assistant general manager.American Hockey LeagueSAN DIEGO GULLS Â„ Signed D Terrance Amorosa to a one-year contract.SOCCERNational WomenÂs Soccer LeagueWASHINGTON SPIRIT Â„ Fired Jim Gabarra, coach and general manager. Named assistant coach Tom Torres interim coach and Chris Hummer general manager.COLLEGESLA SALLE Â„ Named Katie Rhodes womenÂs lacrosse coach. TEMPLE Â„ Named Morgyn Seigfried associate athletic director for digital strategy and production. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR THE NORTHERN TRUSTSite: Paramus, N.J. Course: Ridgewood CC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 71. Purse: $9 million. WinnerÂs share: $1,620,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, noon-1:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Dustin Johnson. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Last week: Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship. Notes: This is the Â“ rst of four FedEx Cup playoff events that conclude with the Tour Championship at East Lake. Points count quadruple for the opening three events and then are reset for the Tour Championship. ... Tiger Woods returns to the FedEx Cup playoffs for the Â“ rst time in Â“ ve years. He starts at No. 20. ... Harris English and Nick Taylor moved into the top 125 to qualify for the playoffs and keep full cards for next year. Seamus Power, who missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship, Â“ nished at No. 125. ... Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Bud Cauley and Patrick Rodgers are not playing, leaving the Â“ eld at 120 players. ... The top 100 in the FedEx Cup advance to next week at the TPC Boston. ... U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka will have his Â“ rst shot at reaching No. 1 in the world. ... The Â“ eld includes Ian Poulter and Paul Casey, both just outside qualifying for the European Ryder Cup team with two weeks remaining. ... Matt Kuchar won at Ridgewood in 2010. ... The tournament returns next year to Liberty National. After that, it will alternate with the TPC Boston. ... Snedeker moved to No. 30 with his victory at the Wyndham Championship. Next week: Dell Technologies Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com LPGA TOUR CP WOMENÂS CANADIAN OPENSite: Regina, Saskatchewan. Course: Wascana CC. Yardage: 6,675. Par: 71. Purse: $2,250,000. WinnerÂs share: $337,500. Television: Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel. Defending champion: Sung Hyun Park. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Last week: Sung Hyun Park won the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Notes: Sung Hyun Park joined Ariya Jutanugarn as the only three-time winners on the LPGA Tour this year. No one else has won more than once. ... Lydia Ko has won three times at the WomenÂs Canadian Open, the Â“ rst one in 2012 when she was 15, making her the youngest winner in LPGA history. ... Americans won three of the opening four events on the LPGA Tour schedule. Since then, the only American to win was Annie Park on June 10 at the ShopRite Classic. ... Sung Hyun Park became the third player to go over $1 million in earnings, joining Ariya Jutanugarn and So Yeon Ryu. ... Lexi Thompson returned last week after taking three weeks off for emotional and mental fatigue. She tied for 12th. Thompson has gone more than a year without winning. ... The Canadian WomenÂs Open joined the LPGA schedule in 2001, when Annika Sorenstam won. ... Ariya Jutanugarn, Ryu and Ko share the tournament record score of 265. Next week: Cambia Portland Classic. Online: www.lpga.com PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS BOEING CLASSICSite: Snoqualmie, Wash. Course: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Yardage: 7,172. Par: 72. Purse: $2.1 million. WinnerÂs share: $315,000. Television: Friday-Saturday, 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jerry Kelly. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly. Last week: Bart Bryant won the DickÂs Sporting Goods Open. Notes: Former British Open and Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke makes his PGA Tour Champions debut this week at the Boeing Classic, as does Chris DiMarco. ... Kelly won his Â“ rst PGA Tour Champions event last year at the Boeing Classic. ... Kelly leads the Schwab Cup race by $47,041 over Miguel Angel Jimenez, the only double major winner on the senior circuit this year. ... Bryant became the Â“ rst back-toback winner of the DickÂs Sporting Goods Open and moved to No. 15 in the Schwab Cup. He credits his turnaround this year to a new putter he bought in June Â„ at DickÂs Sporting Goods, of all places. ... Kenny Perry is leading the PGA Tour Champions in driving distance (300.2 yards) and greens in regulation (78.4 percent). But he is No. 6 in scoring average. ... Bernhard Langer has a streak of nine consecutive rounds under par at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Next week: Shaw Charity Classic. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions EUROPEAN TOUR D+D REAL CZECH MASTERSSite: Prague. Course: Albatross Golf Resort. Yardage: 7,467. Par: 72. Purse: 1 million euros. WinnerÂs share: 166,667 euros. Television: Thursday-Friday, 5-7 a.m.; 9 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel); Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Haydn Porteous. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Paul Waring won the Nordea Masters. Notes: John Daly, Padraig Harrington and Danny Willett are among those in the Â“ eld this week at Albatross Golf Resort. ... Qualifying for the European Ryder Cup team began a year ago at the Czech Masters. It ends next week in Denmark. ... This is the Â“ fth straight year for the Czech Masters. It Â“ rst was part of the European Tour schedule in 1994 when Per-Ulrik Johansson won. It was held from 1995-97, and then 2009-11 before returning in 2014. ... David Howell made his 600th start on the European Tour last week. Howell won his Â“ rst European Tour event at the Dubai Desert Classic in 1999. ... Dru Love, the son of Davis Love III, is playing on a sponsorÂs exemption. ... The Â“ eld includes three players from EuropeÂs last Ryder Cup team Â„ Willett, Thomas Pieters and Lee Westwood. Next week: Made in Denmark. Online: www.europeantour.com WEB.COM TOUR NATIONWIDE CHILDRENÂS HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Columbus, Ohio. Course: The Ohio State University GC (Scarlett). Yardage: 7,455. Par: 71. Purse: $1 million. WinnerÂs share: $180,000. Television: Thursday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channeltape delay); Friday-Saturday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay). Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Peter Uihlein. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Last week: Sungjae Im won the Winco Portland Open. Notes: This is the Â“ rst of four Web.com Tour Finals events, featuring a separate money list from which an additional 25 players will earn PGA Tour cards. The top 25 from the regular season already have earned cards, and many will be playing to imp rove their priority status for the PGA Tour next year. ... The Â“ eld includes Chad Campbell, who was No. 126 in the FedEx Cup before missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship. ... Also playing is Erik Compton, who got into the Web.com Finals with his thirdplace Â“ nish last week in Portland. Next week: DAP Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcomOTHER TOURSMEN USGA: U.S. Senior Amateur, Eugene CC, Eugene, Ore. Defending champion: Sean Knapp. Online: www.usga.org Japan Golf Tour: RIZAP KBC Augus, Keya GC, Fukuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Yuta Ikeda. Online: www.jgto.org Sunshine Tour: Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge, Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, South Africa. Defending champion: Oliver Bekker. Online: www.sunshinetour.com WOMEN Korean LPGA Tour: High1 Resort Ladies Open, High One Resort, Jeongseon, South Korea. Defending champion: Jeong-eun Lee. Online: www.klpga.co.kr Japan LPGA Tour: Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament, Defending champion: Jiyai Shin. Online: www.lpga.or.jp AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 20 1. Kyle Busch, 1003. 2. Kevin Harvick, 960. 3. Martin Truex Jr, 849. 4. Kurt Busch, 796. 5. Clint Bowyer, 776. 6. Joey Logano, 768. 7. Ryan Blaney, 733. 8. Brad Keselowski, 730. 9. Kyle Larson, 729. 10. Denny Hamlin, 707. 11. Chase Elliott, 697. 12. Aric Almirola, 658. 13. Erik Jones, 635. 14. Jimmie Johnson, 604. 15. Alex Bowman, 572. 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr, 493. 17. Ryan Newman, 481. 18. Daniel Suarez, 479. 19. Austin Dillon, 475. 20. Paul Menard, 473. NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 20 1. Christopher Bell, 820. 2. Justin Allgaier, 797. 3. Elliott Sadler, 793. 4. Cole Custer, 791. 5. Daniel Hemric, 768. 6. Tyler Reddick, 643. 7. Brandon Jones, 634. 8. Ryan Truex, 618. 9. Austin Cindric, 582. 10. Matt Tifft, 580. 11. Ryan Reed, 534. 12. Ross Chastain, 479. 13. Michael Annett, 437. 14. John Hunter Nemechek, 401. 15. Ryan Sieg, 380. 16. Jeremy Clements, 374. 17. Kaz Grala, 360. 18. Alex Labbe, 341. 19. Spencer Gallagher, 327. 20. Garrett Smithley, 319. NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 20 1. Johnny Sauter, 2042. 2. Brett MofÂ“ tt, 2027. 3. Noah Gragson, 2022. 4. Ben Rhodes, 2014. 5. Stewart Friesen, 2012. 6. Grant EnÂ“ nger, 2011. 7. Justin Haley, 2009. 8. Matt Crafton, 2003. 9. Myatt Snider, 411. 10. Dalton Sargeant, 404. 11. Todd Gilliland, 403. 12. Cody Coughlin, 398. 13. Austin Hill, 364. 14. Austin Wayne Self, 344. 15. Wendell Chavous, 282. 16. Justin Fontaine, 272. 17. Jordan Anderson, 271. 18. Joe Nemechek, 185. 19. Jesse Little, 183. 20. Norm Benning, 176. INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 191. Scott Dixon, 530. 2. Alexander Rossi, 501. 3. Josef Newgarden, 464. 4. Will Power, 449. 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 411. 6. Robert Wickens, 391. 7. Simon Pagenaud, 368. 8. Graham Rahal, 351. 9. James Hinchcliffe, 338. 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 325. 11. Marco Andretti, 311. 12. Ed Jones, 273. 13. Takuma Sato, 267. 14. Spencer Pigot, 253. 15. Tony Kanaan, 240. 16. Zach Veach, 239. 17. Charlie Kimball, 234. 18. Matheus Leist, 201. 19. Max Chilton, 179. 20. Ed Carpenter, 169.FORMULA ONE POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Lewis Hamilton, 213 2. Sebastian Vettel, 189 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 146 4. Valtteri Bottas, 132 5. Daniel Ricciardo, 118 6. Max Verstappen, 105 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 52 8. Kevin Magnussen, 45 9. Fernando Alonso, 44 10. Sergio Perez, 30 11. Carlos Sainz, 30 12. Esteban Ocon, 29 13. Pierre Gasly, 26 14. Romain Grosjean, 21 15. Charles Leclerc, 13 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Marcus Ericsson, 5 18. Lance Stroll, 4 19. Brendon Hartley, 2 TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURWINSTON-SALEM OPEN (U.S. Open Series)Tuesday at The Wake Forest Tennis Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $778,070 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMenÂs Singles Second RoundJaume Munar, Spain, def. Andre Rublev (11), Russia, 6-3, 6-2. Steve Johnston (8), United States, def. Tommy Paul, United States, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Alex de Minaur (15), Australia, 6-3, 6-3. Matteo Berrettini, Italy, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili (10), Georgia, 7-5, 6-3. Peter Gojowczyk (16), Germany, def. Horatio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1. Chung Hyeon (6), South Korea, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, def. Albert Ramos-Vinloas (13), Spain, 6-1, 6-3.MONDAYÂS RESULTS MenÂs Singles First RoundTennys Sandgren, United States, def. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, 6-4, 6-3. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Tommy Paul, United States, def. Laslo Djere, Serbia, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Jaume Munar, Spain, def. Brayden Schnur, Canada, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1). Taro Daniel, Japan, def. John Millman, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (7). Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6-1, 6-4. Matteo Berretini, Italy, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-3, 6-3. Franko Skugor, Croatia, def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, 6-2, 6-3. Horatio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Lukas Lacko, Slokakia, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Guido Andreozzi, Argentina, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Borna Gojo, Croatia, 6-2, 6-4.Second RoundJan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Marco Cecchinato (4), Italy, 6-3, 6-4. Nicolas Jarry (14), Chile, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-4, 6-3.MenÂs Doubles First RoundMarcus Daniell, New Zealand, and Wesley Koolhof, Netherlands, def. Nicholas Monroe, United States, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 12-10. Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina, and Marc Lopez, Spain, def. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic, and Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 11-9. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Rajeev Ram, United States, def. Dominic Inglot, Britain, and Franko Skugor, Croatia, 6-2, 6-4.WTA TOURNEW HAVEN OPENTuesday at Yale UniversityWomenÂs Singles First RoundAnett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. Kiki Bertens (7), Netherlands, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.Second RoundBelinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Camila Girogi, Italy, 6-4, 6-4. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, wal kover.WomenÂs Doubles First RoundHsieh Su-Wei, Taiwan, and Laura Siegemund, Germany, def. Desirae K rawczyk and Sachia Vickery, United States, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 10-8. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, def. Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu (4), Romania, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, and Lyudmyla Kichenok, Ukraine, def. Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-4, 0-1, retired.MONDAYÂS RESULTS WomenÂs Singles First RoundAliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Kristina Mladenovic, Russia, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 6-2. Johanna Konta, Britain, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-2, 7-5. Camila Girogi, Italy, def. Ana Bogdan, Romania, 6-3, 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Karolina Pliskova (4), Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-3. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Sam Stosur, Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, def. Danielle Collins, United States, 6-0, 6-3. Zarina Diyas, Kazakstan, def. Maria Sakkari, Greece, 6-4, 6-3. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, def. Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, 7-5, 6-1. Petra Kvitova (3), Czech Republic, def. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 6-1, 7-6 (3).WomenÂs Doubles First RoundAndrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 6-2, 6-1. Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Kirsten Flipkens and Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-6. PRO BASKETBALL WNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFirst Round TuesdayÂs GamesDallas vs. Phoenix at Tempe, Ariz., late Minnesota at Los Angeles, lateSecond Round ThursdayÂs GamesTBD at Washington, 6:30 p.m. TBD at Connecticut, 8:30 p.m.WNBA PLAYER OF THE YEAR2018 Â„ Breanna Stewart, Seattle 2017 Â„ Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota 2016 Â„ Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles2018 WNBA AWARDSComeback Player of the Year: DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Defensive Player of the Year: Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Most Improved Player: Natasha Howard, SeattleSPORTS ON TVBASEBALL 3 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League World Series, double-elimination game, Kawaguchi (Japan) vs. Seoul (South Korea), at Williamsport, Pa. 7:30 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League World Series, double-elimination game, Staten Island (N.Y.) vs. Honolulu, at Williamsport, Pa. HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 Â„ Saratoga Live, John's Call Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Cincinnati at Milwaukee OR Minnesota at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Philadelphia at Washington OR Cleveland at Boston SUN Â„ Kansas City at Tampa Bay FS-Florida Â„ N.Y. Yankees at Miami 10 p.m. ESPN Â„ St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 3 p.m. TNT Â„ UEFA Champions League, Playoff, 1st Leg, AFC Ajax vs. FC Dynamo Kyiv 7 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, N.Y. Red Bulls at N.Y. City FC Stanford running back Bryce Love (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Southern California on Dec. 1, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. [AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ, FILE] Receivers Â„ A.J. Brown, junior, Mississippi; David Sills V, senior, West Virginia.All-purpose player Â„ Myles Gaskin, senior, Washington.Kicker Â„ Matt Gay, senior, Utah.DefenseEnds Â„ Nick Bosa, junior, Ohio State; Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson.Tackles Â„ Ed Oliver, junior, Houston; Chris-tian Wilkins, Senior, Clemson.Linebackers Â„ Devin White, junior, LSU; Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; T.J. Edwards, senior, Wisconsin.Cornerbacks Â„ Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU; Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia.Safeties Â„ Jaquan Johnson, senior, Miami; Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington.Punter Â„ Mitch Wish-nowsky, senior, Utah. SECOND TEAMOffenseQuarterback Â„ Trace McSorley, senior, Penn State.Running backs Â„ A.J. Dillon, sophomore, Boston College; Damien Harris, junior, Alabama.Tackles Â„ David Edwards, junior, Wisconsin; Greg Little, junior, Mississippi.Guards Â„ Alex Bars, senior, Notre Dame; Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin.Center Â„ Sam Mustipher, senior, Notre Dame.Tight end Â„ Kaden Smith, junior, Stanford.Receivers Â„ N'Keal Harry, junior, Arizona State; Anthony Johnson, senior, Buffalo.All-purpose player Â„ Deebo Samuel. senior, South Carolina.Kicker Â„ Rodrigo Blankenship, junior, Georgia.DefenseEnds Â„ Rashan Gary, junior, Michigan; Raekwon Davis, junior, Alabama.Tackles Â„ Dexter Lawrence, junior, Clem-son; Jeffrey Simmons, junior, Mississippi State.Linebackers Â„ Cameron Smith, senior, Southern California; Troy Dye, junior, Oregon; Mack Wilson, sophomore, Alabama. Cornerbacks Â„ Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame.Safeties Â„ Lukas Dennis, senior, Boston College; Andrew Win-gard, senior, Wyoming.Punter Â„ Jake Bailey, senior, Stanford. 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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 C3really athletic kids and they have helped build more and more and more of a tradition here.ÂŽCuebas said this yearÂs team has more depth than any of her previous teams.ÂOur girls have to fight for their positions in the starting lineup,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe have eight seniors on the team who we feel can challenge anybody we play.ÂŽBecause of that depth, which also includes some sophomores and juniors in the running for starting roles, Cuebas said prac-tices are Âvery competitiveÂŽ and Âspirited.ÂŽ She believes that will help the Knights be better prepared for matches.Among the teamÂs top returnees: Naomi Cabello, a 6-foot-1 junior setter/ opposite who has com-mitted to the University of Texas; Nicole Workman, a senior outside hitter; and, Bethany Cudnick, a 5-foot-8 setter who has committed to Oglethorpe University. She also has two players Â„ Kyanna Pacheco and Frangelys Marcano Â„ who came to East Ridge after being forced to leave their native Puerto Rico last year when Hurricane Maria devastated the island nation.Cuebas feels another reason for the KnightsÂ success is that 10 of the teamÂs 14 players compete at the club level. Those who donÂt play club Â„ Workman, Skyler Ralstin, Hannah Weiss and Lateisha Edwards Â„play multiple sports.ÂI only have about two months of contact with my players during the high school season, if they donÂt play club,ÂŽ Cuebas said. ÂIn club, we have a lot more time to work with them because the season is six or seven months long. IÂm a big fan of club volley-ball, because I think it helps players become more fun-damentally sound.ÂNowadays, it might be possible to win a state championship without have club players on your team, but it would be very difficult.ÂŽCuebas believes this yearÂs team could be the best sheÂs had at East Ridge, but she is quick to say that doesnÂt mean the Knights will have a better record than last season.She said it has been difficult to put together a schedule that is challenging enough to push her players through the grind of the regular season. The Knights have home-andhome matches with Lake County rivals South Lake, Lake Minneola, Eustis and Tavares, along with single matches against district opponents Orlando East River, Orlando Edgewater, Windermere, Ocala West Port, Ocoee and Winter Park Lake Howell.In addition, East Ridge opened the season on Tuesday against The Villages, which posted a 15-5 record in 2017. She also has a home-and-home with Sebring Â„ a Class 6A powerhouse that finished 26-4 last year and reached the Class 6A-Region 3 semifinals.ÂIÂm convinced we can win our district,ÂŽ Cuebas said. ÂOne of our goals is to get farther into regionals than weÂve gotten the past two years. ThatÂs where a tough schedule might help prepare us for that challenge.ÂŽIn the end, though, Cuebas sees a bigger picture for her players than just volleyball. She aims to teach more than just vol-leyball skills and hopes the Knights will look back at their time wearing an East Ridge jersey as one of the highlights of their forma-tive years.ÂOf course, we want to win, but thereÂs so much more to it than that,ÂŽ Cuebas said. ÂI want all my players to have fun and want to come back to visit with us after they graduate. ThatÂs part of the tradition IÂve tried to create.ÂOnce weÂre a Knight, we are always a Knight.ÂŽClass 8A-District 5 East Ridge Lake MinneolaOrlando East River Orlando EdgewaterWinter Park Lake HowellOcoee Ocala West Port WindermereNotes: East Ridge might be the deepest team in terms of overall roster depth in Lake and Sumter counties. At Lake Minneola, second year coach Baylie Ross will look to outside hitter Faith Horgeshimer for on-court leadership. Ross also expects sopho-more setter Kaylin McCann to raise her game and lead by example, although she wants McCann to become more vocal on the floor.Class 7A-District 6 South LakeAuburndale Lakeland Lake Gibson Eagle Lake Lake RegionNotes: South Lake is looking to improve on last yearÂs 11-15 record. The Eagles should put an expe-rienced team on the floor, with multiple returnees back for another season. The Eagles are the only area team in their district, which means they will be forced to endure lengthy bus rides for district road games.Class 6A-District 13 Leesburg Eustis TavaresOrlando Bishop Moore PoincianaNotes: Eustis expects to be much improved this year. Panthers coach Teresa Spilliard believes Hannah Yarbrough, Brittiney Jones, Swey Brown and Cayla Colbert will lead the way. She has the height Â„ Jones and Brown surpass 6-feet tall Â„ to dominate at the net. ÂThe team goal this year,ÂŽ said Spilliard, Âis to work hard/play hard, enjoy every match, and move on to regional finals this year. I feel this is a team that can accomplish those goals together this season.ÂŽ Tavares was solid in 2017 Â„ a 14-10 record and a berth in regional quarterfinals Â„ but will have to replace eight seniors from a year ago. Leesburg also is in a rebuilding mode.Class 5A-District 5 Mount Dora South Sumter Umatilla The VillagesOcala Trinity CatholicNotes: Umatilla coach Olivia Thomas is optimistic about the season. ÂWe have three senior leaders: outside hitter Chrissy Durham, middle hitter Cierra Dixon and right-side hitter Haley Merrill. We also have a good number of returning players who have varsity and club experience.ÂŽ At Mount Dora, Alisha Hoff-man takes over for Mary Pinkowski and looks to improve on last yearÂs 5-11 record. South Sumter also is hoping to build its 5-13 mark in 2017. The Villages was 15-5 last year and lost four seniors, including co-captains Carly Sosnowski and Kathy Nguyen.Class 5A-District 6 Montverde AcademyOrlando First Academy Orlando JonesOrlando Lake Highland PrepWinter Park Trinity PrepWindermereNotes: After a promising start to the 2017 season, Montverde Acad-emy struggled down the stretch after four players suffering four seasonending injuries Â„ a torn ACL, high-ankle sprain and two concussions Â„ all in one day. This year, the Eagles are healthy, young, taller and have solid senior leadership. Saianna Anglero, Jojo Brown and Duda Villilo are expected to be among the keys for the Eagles in a tough district. Eagles coach Rachel Adams believes the EaglesÂ strong suits will be serving and passing. ÂOur biggest challenge,ÂŽ Adams said, Âis going to be building our on-the-court defensive chemistry with such a young team.ÂŽClass 3A-District 3First Academy of LeesburgMount Dora ChristianClermont Real Life ChristianOrlando Faith ChristianWinter Garden Founda-tion Academy Ocoee Legacy Orlando Christian PrepNotes: Real Life Christian is beginning its first season as an FHSAA program with Stephanie Tibbetts, who previously coached at South Lake and Mount Dora Christian, at the helm. First Academy was 21-7 in 2017 and reached the Class 3A-Region 2 finals, but lost six seniors to graduation. Mount Dora Christian is looking for improvement after an 8-8 season a year ago with Tibbetts at the helm.Class 1A-District 8 WildwoodFort Meade FrostproofNotes: Because Wild-wood is located nearly 100 miles from either of the other schools in its district, the Wildcats will not face either district foe at least until the district tournament in October. The Wildcats have struggled mightily in recent years. VOLLEYBALLFrom Page C1East RidgeÂs Naomi Cabello (8) gets a bump during a game on Oct. 25, 2017, in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] East RidgeÂs Nicole Workman (3) dives for the ball during a game on Oct. 25, 2017, in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Now that theyÂre close to the finish line, Franks and Trask seem to be taking the low key/indif-ferent approach. Especially Franks.When Franks was asked if heÂs confident heÂll be the guy, he said, ÂI havenÂt even thought about it. IÂm not worried about it. I have not thought about it.ÂWhen your name is called, just produce. You canÂt be thinking about a million other things. IÂm not worried about whoÂs start-ing. I donÂt really care. I just worry about winning games and being productive.ÂŽAccording to Mullen, all three quarterbacks have made progress over the course of preseason camp. All struggled with consis-tency in the first scrimmage, then they all rebounded and earned a championÂs grade in the second scrimmage Sunday night.Franks and Trask both said they feel more comfortable in the offense and have improved under the tutelage of Mullen and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson.ÂIÂve learned to be a game manager and just be a well-rounded quarterback,ÂŽ Franks said. ÂItÂs not making big plays, but making the normal plays and just being well-rounded, good game manager, good leader. GATORSFrom Page C1moving forward in 2018. Still, the mantra remains Â„ ignore the noise.ÂI donÂt think guys are thinking much about last year and how we finished,ÂŽ Richt said. ÂWeÂll talk about it sometimes, but really, especially in the middle of camp, theyÂre focusing on Âevery day, every playÂ mentality. ItÂs hot. ItÂs testing them physically. ItÂs testing them mentally. The prac-tices are at a high tempo. ThatÂs what theyÂre focused on, trying to do their job and do it well.ÂŽMiami started No. 18 in last seasonÂs Top 25. That was the HurricanesÂ first appearance in the pre-season poll since 2010. ÂA lot of the guys, espe-cially the older guys, we have a chip on our shoulder and we want to finish strong,ÂŽ quarterback Malik Rosier said. ÂI kind of feel thatÂs like the Miami of old. We want to start this year strong and finish it strong.ÂŽ MIAMIFrom Page C1
C4 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com RECREATIONTo submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@ dailycommercial.com or 352-365-8204. Tavares holds Ready, Set, Run for kids ages 8 to 13 The city of Tavares Recreation Department will be holding Ready, Set, Run starting Sept. 11 to train children ages 8 to 13 to participate in a 5K run. The 12-week program at Wooton Park combines physical training and goal setting in a non-competitive environment. Designed to help Â“ ght childhood obesity and intended as a physical education opportunity for the local home school community, the program will run on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. The program runs through Dec. 1 and culminates at the Tavares Santa ShufÂ” e 5K on Dec. 1 in downtown Tavares. The cost of the program is $60 and includes the entry fee to the 5K. Registration is limited to the Â“ rst 20 children. For more information or to register, visit the Tavares Recreation Department at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Ave. or call 352-742-6370. Mount Dora holding soccer clinic for kids Mount Dora will hold a free soccer clinic for children ages 4 to 14 on Sept. 13. The clinic will be held at Frank Brown Park soccer Â“ elds at 1245 E. Pine Ave. in Mount Dora. Children 4 to 6 years old will be at 6 p.m., ages 7 to 10 will be at 6:45 p.m. and ages 11 to 14 will be at 7:30 p.m. Shin guards are required and children are encouraged to bring a soccer ball if they have one. Information about upcoming soccer leagues will be provided. For more information call 352-735-7183 or email email@example.com. Leesburg Bitty Ball registration opens Sept. 1 Registration for the Leesburg Recreation DepartmentÂs Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) will open Sept. 1 and run through Nov. 1. For more information on any of the cityÂs recreation programs, visit http:/leesburgÂ” orida.gov/ or call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each Saturday Clermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont. The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and d raws an aver age of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a onetime parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential. For more information or to register, visit www.parkrun. us/clermontwaterfront. Chair yoga at Leesburg library The Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a onehour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m. The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bussinger at 352-728-9790 or email librarian@leesburgÂ” orida.gov. Eustis offering Zumba classes The Eustis Recreation Department is offering an adult Zumba class. The classes will be held on TuesdayÂs and ThursdayÂs from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Garden Room at 2214 Bates Ave. The Â“ rst class is free and the cost on a per-class basis is $5. You can purchase a 10-class card for $35. For more information, call Cartina Craft at 352-357-8510.NEWS & NOTESStaff ReportsLEESBURG Â„ Along with hitting, fielding and pitching, qualifying for the National Senior Games added an extra challenge during a tourna-ment earlier this month at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex Â„ dodging the raindrops.With thunderstorms starting early in the day, Florida Senior Games womenÂs softball teams still managed to get in their qualifying as several teams earned berths in next yearÂs national games.The 50+ Kryptonite team, from Winter Springs, was the only team to go undefeated. Kryptonite scored 43 runs in three games for the gold medal and earned a trip to the 2019 National Senior Games, to be held June 14-25, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Opponents kept it close in the first two games against the Kryptonite team, with Kryptonite pulling out its opening game against Sunny Beaches 12-7 and then defeating The Players 13-11 in the second gameBut the final was all Kryptonite as it won a rematch with Sunny Beaches 18-0 to punch its ticket to New Mexico.The Players, from The Villages, managed to score 49 runs in three games Â„ including a 20-4 win in the championship game Â„ to earn the 55+ gold medal and a summer vacation in Albuquerque.ÂWe call this team Âthe ToddlersÂ because theyÂre on the way up and they played outstanding,ÂŽ said Midge Ferraro, coach of The Players and three other Villages-based teams. ÂTheyÂve been playing together for about four years since they became Senior Games eligible. We play mostly at tourna-ments on the east coast and will play in the Huntsman Senior Games in October and then in the National Senior Games in 2019.ÂŽAlso winning gold medals and qualifying for the National Senior Games were three Golden Gals teams from The Villages. The 65+, 70+, and 75+ Golden Gals won gold while the Silver Diamonds team, also from The Villages won the 60+ age group.Punching their ticketsThe Villages leads way in qualifying for National Senior GamesThe Players, from The Villages, managed to score 49 runs in three games Â„ including a 20-4 win in the championship game Â„ to earn the 55+ gold medal and a summer vacation in Albuquerque. [SUBMITTED] Teams took part in a Florida Senior Games tournament recently at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg. [SUBMITTED]
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 C5 AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston8838.698Â„Â„7-3L-244-1744-21 NewYork7846.6299Â„6-4W-345-2033-26 TampaBay6461.51223116-4W-235-2429-37 Toronto5669.44831194-6W-130-3226-37 Baltimore3788.29650382-8L-221-4016-48 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland7252.581Â„Â„8-2W-239-2433-28 Minnesota5965.47613156-4L-138-2621-39 Detroit5174.40821244-6L-132-3019-44 Chicago4777.37925276-4W-224-3923-38 KansasCity3887.30434373-7L-218-4420-43 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston7550.600Â„Â„2-8L-133-2942-21 Oakland7550.600Â„Â„7-3W-138-2537-25 Seattle7254.571336-4W-138-2634-28 LosAngeles6363.50012125-5L-133-3030-33 Texas5671.44120205-5L-129-3827-33 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta6955.556Â„Â„6-4W-134-2835-27 Philadelphia6856.5481Â„4-6L-241-2227-34 Washington6263.496763-7L-231-3031-33 NewYork5470.43515146-4L-124-3830-32 Miami5076.39720193-7W-228-3522-41 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago7152.577Â„Â„5-5L-238-2333-29 Milwaukee7057.5513Â„4-6W-237-2433-33 St.Louis6957.5483Â„8-2W-134-2835-29 Pittsburgh6363.500963-7L-135-3228-31 Cincinnati5570.44017135-5L-131-3524-35 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona6956.552Â„Â„6-4W-132-2937-27 Colorado6856.548Â„8-2W-431-2737-29 LosAngeles6759.532223-7L-132-3135-28 SanFrancisco6264.492775-5W-134-2628-38 SanDiego4978.38621203-7L-123-4326-35 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE BaltimoreatToronto ChicagoCubsatDetroit ClevelandatBoston KansasCityatTampaBay N.Y.YankeesatMiami MinnesotaatChicagoWhiteSox L.A.AngelsatArizona TexasatOakland HoustonatSeattle AtlantaatPittsburgh PhiladelphiaatWashington SanFranciscoatN.Y.Mets CincinnatiatMilwaukee SanDiegoatColorado St.LouisatL.A.DodgersTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA CincinnatiStephenson(R)0-17.940-20-15.27.94 MilwaukeePeralta(R)2:10p5-44.487-51-215.07.20 PhiladelphiaEÂ”in(R)8-43.7010-72-120.23.92 WashingtonStrasburg(R)7:05p6-73.906-80-313.18.10 AtlantaTeheran(R)8-74.2413-110-018.22.89 PittsburghWilliams(R)7:05p10-93.5312-121-219.01.42 SanFran.Kelly(R)0-11.690-10-04.12.08 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)7:10p8-33.4011-62-119.05.21 SanDiegoNix(R)1-16.751-11-16.26.75 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p9-74.7614-90-020.23.48 St.LouisFlaherty(R)7-63.059-113-019.00.95 LosAngelesBuehler(R)10:10p6-43.199-62-018.11.47AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreHess(R)2-75.952-100-215.06.00 TorontoPannone(L)12:37p0-04.150-00-00.00.00 MinnesotaGibson(R)7-93.5112-132-119.03.79 ChicagoRodon(L)2:10p4-32.696-61-022.01.23 TexasMinor(L)9-64.6111-113-018.23.38 OaklandJackson(R)3:35p4-22.588-22-018.20.96 HoustonMorton(R)12-32.8514-100-118.02.50 SeattleGonzales(L)4:10p12-83.9115-90-317.07.94 ClevelandCarrasco(R)15-63.3315-82-120.11.33 BostonJohnson(L)7:10p4-34.007-23-017.26.11 KansasCityJunis(R)6-114.769-140-016.12.20 TampaBayTBD7:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA N.Y.(AL)Lynn(R)8-84.6811-121-016.13.31 MiamiRichards(R)7:10p3-74.287-110-215.05.40 Chi.(NL)Lester(L)13-53.7218-71-114.27.98 DetroitLiriano(L)7:10p3-84.726-130-311.26.94 L.A.(AL)Despaigne(R)2-16.290-20-19.09.00 ArizonaBuchholz(R)9:40p6-22.477-52-122.02.05 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.22 1886: CincinnatioutÂ“elderAbnerPowellwasliterally broughtdownbythedogdaysofsummer.Chicken WolfoftheLouisvilleColonelshitadeepdriveand Powelltookoffafterit,joinedbyadogthathadbeen sleepingbythefence.ThedogbitPowellÂslegbefore theoutÂ“eldercouldgettotheballandwouldnÂtlet goasWolfscoredonagame-winninginside-the-park homer. 1934: PitcherWesFerrellhittwohomerunstogivethe BostonRedSoxa3-2triumphovertheChicagoWhite Soxin12innings.Trailing2-1,Ferrellhitahomerunin theeighthinningtotiethescoreandwithtwooutin the12th,Ferrellconnectedagainforthegame-winner. 1959: CincinnatiÂsFrankRobinsonhitthreeconsecutivehomersanddroveinsixrunsinan11-4winover St.Louis. 1961: RogerMaris,enroutetohis61-homerunseason, becametheÂ“rstplayertohithis50thhomerinAugust. HeconnectedoffCaliforniapitcherKenMcBrideina 4-3losstotheAngels. 1971: TheOaklandAthleticsopenedandclosedthe gamewithsolohomerstobeattheBostonRedSox2-1. BostonpitcherSonnySiebertgaveupboth,BertCampanerisleadoffthegameandReggieJacksonendedit withtwooutintheninthinning. 1984: NewYorkMetsright-handerDwightGooden,at 19,fannednineSanDiegoPadrestobecomethe11th rookietostrikeout200battersinoneseason. 1989: NolanRyanoftheTexasRangersbecamethe Â“rstpitchertostrikeout5,000batters.Ryanstruckout 13,walkedtwoandallowedonlyÂ“vehitsina2-0loss toOakland. 1999: MarkMcGwirebecametheÂ“rstplayertohit50 homersineachoffourconsecutiveseasons,hitting Nos.49and50intheÂ“rstgameofadoubleheader againsttheNewYorkMets. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,103;Betts,Boston,101; Martinez,Boston,93;Benintendi,Boston,87;Ramirez, Cleveland,86;Stanton,NewYork,82;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Bregman,Houston,81;Rosario,Minnesota,78; Segura,Seattle,78. RBI: Martinez,Boston,106;Davis,Oakland,99;Ramirez, Cleveland,91;Encarnacion,Cleveland,81;Stanton,New York,80;Haniger,Seattle,79;Abreu,Chicago,78;Cruz, Seattle,78;Bogaerts,Boston,77;Bregman,Houston,77. HITS: Martinez,Boston,151;Segura,Seattle,150; Lindor,Cleveland,146;MerriÂ“eld,KansasCity,144; Rosario,Minnesota,144;Betts,Boston,143;Castellanos,Detroit,139;Stanton,NewYork,137;Benintendi, Boston,136;Brantley,Cleveland,135. DOUBLES: Lindor,Cleveland,39;Bregman,Houston,38; Betts,Boston,37;Escobar,Arizona,37;Abreu,Chicago, 36;Andujar,NewYork,36;Bogaerts,Boston,36;4tied at34. T RIPLES: 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,38;Davis,Oakland, 37;Ramirez,Cleveland,37;Gallo,Texas,32;Stanton, NewYork,32;Cruz,Seattle,30;Trout,LosAngeles,30; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Betts,Boston,27;2tiedat26. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,27;MerriÂ“eld,Kansas City,27;Ramirez,Cleveland,27;Smith,TampaBay,26; Anderson,Chicago,24;Betts,Boston,24;Trout,Los Angeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;Lindor,Cleveland, 19;DeShields,Texas,18. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,16-6;Severino,NewYork, 16-6;Carrasco,Cleveland,15-6;Porcello,Boston,15-6; Happ,NewYork,14-6;Snell,TampaBay,14-5;Price, Boston,13-6;6tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97;Snell,TampaBay,2.10;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.65;Cole,Houston,2.73;Kluber,Cleveland,2.74;Morton,Houston, 2.85;Fiers,Oakland,3.21;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.25; Severino,NewYork,3.28. S TRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,226;Verlander,Houston, 223;Sale,Boston,219;Bauer,Cleveland,214;Severino, NewYork,181;Paxton,Seattle,176;Morton,Houston, 175;Kluber,Cleveland,166;Carrasco,Cleveland,161; Berrios,Minnesota,157. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,89;Carpenter,St.Louis,85; Yelich,Milwaukee,85;Albies,Atlanta,84;Arenado,Colorado,80;Freeman,Atlanta,79;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 78;Harper,Washington,78;Hernandez,Philadelphia, 77;Turner,Washington,75. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,92;Aguilar,Milwaukee,89; Baez,Chicago,89;Arenado,Colorado,86;Story,Colorado,84;Markakis,Atlanta,81;Harper,Washington,79; Rizzo,Chicago,78. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta,154;Markakis,Atlanta,154; Gennett,Cincinnati,143;Peraza,Cincinnati,142;Albies, Atlanta,139;Castro,Miami,139;Story,Colorado,138; Arenado,Colorado,137;Goldschmidt,Arizona,137; Yelich,Milwaukee,136. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,37;Freeman,Atlanta,35; Carpenter,St.Louis,34;Story,Colorado,34;Albies, Atlanta,33;Baez,Chicago,33. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;Baez,Chicago,8;Nimmo, NewYork,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;Desmond,Colorado,7;Hamilton,Cincinnati,7;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, 6;Difo,Washington,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;8tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,34;Arenado,Colorado,30;Harper,Washington,30;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 29;Goldschmidt,Arizona,28;Muncy,LosAngeles,28; Suarez,Cincinnati,28;Story,Colorado,26;3tiedat25. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,32;Hamilton, Cincinnati,29;SMarte,Pittsburgh,28;Cain,Milwaukee, 24;Inciarte,Atlanta,24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Baez, Chicago,20;Jankowski,SanDiego,20;Peraza,Cincinnati,18;Story,Colorado,17. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,16-5;Nola,Philadelphia,14-3;Chacin,Milwaukee,13-4;Godley,Arizona, 13-6;Lester,Chicago,13-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,13-3; Greinke,Arizona,12-8;Freeland,Colorado,11-7. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.71;Scherzer,Washington, 2.11;Nola,Philadelphia,2.24;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.72;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.80;Freeland,Colorado,2.96; Greinke,Arizona,3.06;Corbin,Arizona,3.18;Arrieta, Philadelphia,3.25;Williams,Pittsburgh,3.53. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,234;deGrom,New York,204;Corbin,Arizona,190;Greinke,Arizona,165; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,161;Nola,Philadelphia,160;Pivetta,Philadelphia,158;Gray,Colorado,157;Marquez, Colorado,151;Godley,Arizona,150.MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto5,Baltimore3 ChicagoWhiteSox8,Minnesota5 Cleveland5,Boston4 TampaBay1,KansasCity0 Oakland9,Texas0 Seattle7,Houston4 NationalLeague Atlanta1,Pittsburgh0 SanFrancisco2,N.Y.Mets1,13inn. Milwaukee5,Cincinnati2 St.Louis5,L.A.Dodgers3 THURSDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague ClevelandatBoston,1:05p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit,1:10p.m. KansasCityatTampaBay,7:10p.m. OaklandatMinnesota,8:10p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatWashington,1:05p.m. SanFranciscoatN.Y.Mets,1:10p.m. SanDiegoatColorado,3:10p.m. AtlantaatMiami,7:10p.m. CincinnatiatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m.MLBCALENDARAug.31: Lastdaytobecontractedtoan organizationandbeeligibleforpostseasonroster. Oct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeries start. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, Â“fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: GeneralmanagersÂmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos106416101143.344 JMartinezBos11945593151.332 AltuveHou10440764134.329 SeguraSea11547678150.315 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 TroutLAA10937282115.309 MerriÂ“eldKC12147658144.303 BrantleyCle11244773135.302 MSmithTB11335948108.301 AndujarNYY11343263129.299 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl12447979154.322 MarkakisAtl12448569154.318 GennettCin12145973143.312 MartinezStL11840544125.309 ArenadoCol11844480137.309 YelichMil11144185136.308 DickersonPit10740653125.308 CainMil10840864124.304 DPeraltaAri11244061132.300 SuarezCin10840765121.297 ThroughAug.20SkyÂsthelimit A rainbowisshownoverComericaParkbeforeagamebetweentheTigersandCubsonTuesdayinDetroit.[PAUL SANCYA/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]
CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS C6 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 25 years and have three adult children who no longer live with us. We are religious and belong to a conservative church. We have a satisfying sex life. About 15 years ago we started using graphic language during our lovemaking. We nd it exhilarates and enhances our experience. We do not call each other names; we use graphic words to express how good we feel during the act. The excitement I feel from this is cheaper than Viagra. Is what we are doing wrong? We are empty nesters. I worry about what would happen if our closest religious friends knew. Would they feel the same way toward us? I believe words become wrong when they are used for the wrong motive. When I use them with my wife for better sex, my motive is pure. Do you think other religious couples enjoy this activity? -BEDROOM SECRET IN WEST VIRGINIA DEAR SECRET: Unless your religious friends have a hidden listening device in your bedroom, your worries are groundless. What happens in the bedroom between two adults -as long as it is consensual and hurts neither one -is OK and nobody else's business. As to whether other religious married couples do something similar to what you and your wife are doing, I think the odds are pretty good they are doing that and more.DEAR ABBY: My younger brother has been with his girlfriend for three years off and on. He's 22; she's 19. He joined the Army during one of their breakups. (Being in the military was something he had wanted to do since he could talk.) When he was away, she mentally abused him because she "doesn't trust other people." My brother has told me he's only with her because she has nobody else. (She comes from a dysfunctional family.) She doesn't allow him to have any kind of social life when she's not around. She's now pregnant with what we believe is not my brother's child, given they had broken up and the day they got back together, BAM! she's pregnant. I know it takes only one time, but the dates really don't add up. This is affecting his relationship with our family and his lifelong buddies. He's my only brother, and I don't want to just ush our relationship as siblings, but I'm exhausted. What do I do? -TIRED IN THE EAST DEAR TIRED: Your family should talk to your brother as a group and discuss your concerns. His girlfriend is immature, insecure and controlling. He will be under her thumb for a lifetime if they marry. Ask him to clarify how honest he was when he said he was with her only because she had no one else. He may be so physically attracted to her he can't think straight, which is why he seems to be willing to accept her manipulation and control. He should not support the baby without rst talking to an attorney and insisting on a paternity test. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Man has misgivings about rough talk in the bedroom HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2018:This year you make waves when you least expect to. Others look to you for leadership and organization. At times, you might feel burdened by their dependence. If you are single, someone of signicance could enter your life close to your next birthday. When you meet this person, you will have a case of the butteries. If you are attached, your union becomes stronger and more rewarding with the coming of cold weather. Both of you might take up a hobby of mutual interest. CAPRICORN openly shares his or her opinions. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Initial confusion leads to inspiration if you can ow with the moment. Optimism surrounds you, especially when you deal with others on an individual level. As a result, you gain insight. Reorganization could benet you and others. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) A friend whispers some gossip in your ear. You might feel uneasy because of what you hear. Maintain your distance from this situation, and watch for the fallout. A loved one is likely to deliver a lot of goodwill and cheer. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You dont appreciate being lectured, and today is no different. Use your imagination to enhance a situation involving a parent or respected elder. Your sense of humor often saves the day. Maintain a balanced perspective. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You know what you want. Others see you as unavailable, because you are so focused on the results. A friend might decide that you are a grump! If he or she cops an attitude, make it OK. Let out your inner child. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You believe in the power of fun and relaxation. Toss in some romance, too. Your imagination could take over when eyeing a situation that might not be as interesting as you like. You come up with a concept that could alter your domestic life for the better. Another person might not agree. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Open up and let a friend know how you feel. You could have a problem verbalizing your feelings. You might be shy, intimidated or overwhelmed by your emotions. Staying quiet might be comfortable, but its not effective. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Your charm can make all the difference in how your words are received. In fact, if you wanted to say something nasty, you could, as the person might not even realize the true essence of your words until later. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) How you handle a personal matter could dene your success. Keep a difcult person talking until you see a way past the obstacle. Through your ingenuity, you have the ability to conjure up a solution. Do that, and youll feel great. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You will note a certain amount of instability around your nances. If nothing else, your perspective could change. Your instincts lead you down a trail that might hold some positive events. You seem to know what is right for you. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) All eyes seem xated on you. Certainly, your magnetism draws others attention. One person, if not more, could be studying to see how you initiate an idea. Stay calm, and try to resist a feeling of wanting to push people away. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You instinctively know to take a back seat and not push yourself too hard. You could gain a lot of insight through this process. At times, you might want to interject yourself into a situation. Resist this urge, especially today. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You have the potential of energizing those around you, gaining their support and encouraging them to do what you feel is necessary. If you change your mind at the last minute, try not to cause a problem. DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, the 234th day of 2018. There are 131 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon was nominated for a second term of oce by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. ON THIS DATE: In 1787 inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln responded to Horace Greeleys call for more drastic steps to abolish slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but he also repeated his personal wish that all men everywhere could be free. In 1932 the British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its rst experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system. In 1972 John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile took seven employees hostage at a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Brooklyn, New York, during a botched robbery; the siege, which ended with Wojtowicz's arrest and Naturile's killing by the FBI, inspired the 1975 movie "Dog Day Afternoon." In 1986 Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
C8 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,800 2,840 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,862.96 Change: 5.91 (0.2%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 24,960 25,440 25,920 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,822.29 Change: 63.60 (0.2%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1798 Declined 994 New Highs 151 New Lows 18 Vol. (in mil.) 3,094 Pvs. Volume 2,697 1,717 1,651 2007 870 187 29 NYSE NASDDOW 25888.82 25784.90 25822.29 +63.60 +0.25% +4.46% DOW Trans. 11475.40 11360.62 11436.36 +74.50 +0.66% +7.77% DOW Util. 739.85 732.50 734.72 -5.31 -0.72% +1.57% NYSE Comp. 13032.25 12993.96 12996.77 +31.67 +0.24% +1.47% NASDAQ 7897.68 7836.79 7859.17 +38.17 +0.49% +13.85% S&P 500 2873.23 2861.32 2862.96 +5.91 +0.21% +7.08% S&P 400 2039.61 2021.53 2034.67 +16.23 +0.80% +7.06% Wilshire 5000 29976.05 29840.34 29877.11 +69.88 +0.23% +7.49% Russell 2000 1722.29 1698.91 1718.05 +19.36 +1.14% +11.89% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 33.40 +.29 +0.9 s s s -14.1 -6.1 7 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 161.25 160.15 -.69 -0.4 s s s +60.6 +72.7 28 0.24 Amer Express AXP 84.02 104.24 104.81 +.98 +0.9 s s s +5.5 +23.3 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 41.60 62.02 47.59 +.76 +1.6 s t t -7.3 +12.4 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.71 30.04 30.30 +.41 +1.4 s s s ... +38.4 28 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.22 -.51 -1.1 t s s +0.7 +5.7 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.74 +.31 +0.9 s s s -10.4 -9.9 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 114.51 114.00 -.36 -0.3 s s s +18.7 +39.3 24 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 117.90 112.39 +.40 +0.4 t s s +4.5 +12.9 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.30 12.63 +.33 +2.7 s t t -27.7 -47.5 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 46.13 -1.45 -3.0 t s s -22.2 -13.3 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 117.46 170.54 166.15 +.94 +0.6 s s s +17.3 +41.1 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 200.23 +2.30 +1.2 s t s +5.6 +36.8 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 145.97 -.54 -0.4 t t s -4.9 +9.3 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 99.74 +.77 +0.8 s t s +7.3 +36.7 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.65 +.15 +0.6 s t t +27.8 +28.9 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 172.63 -1.67 -1.0 t s s +10.5 +19.1 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 113.72 -1.12 -1.0 t t s -5.2 -0.1 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 74.06 74.55 +.51 +0.7 s s s +15.4 +34.8 14 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 96.08 +.08 +0.1 t s s -2.7 +23.7 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 27.81 +.56 +2.1 s s s -4.6 -10.2 35 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 "Can you imagine us years from today? Sharing a park bench quietly. How terribly strange to be 70. Old friends, memory brushes the same years Silently sharing the same fears." Â„ Simon and Garfunkel, "Old Friends" A major annual retirement survey was released this summer. Among its findings are the nine biggest fears that Americans have regarding retirement. The greatest fear, shared by more than half of the respondents, is outliving oneÂs savings and investments. A larger number of those surveyed now see themselves living to age 90. A smaller but respectable percentage envision themselves as future centenarians. Bottom line? Our money must last longer as life expectancy increases. If Paul Simon was writing "Old Friends" today, heÂd change the age in the lyrics. Running out of savings is the overriding financial concern we all share in retirement. Of course, we need to begin addressing this issue decades prior to our actual retirement years. The survey did note that the average age that most Americans begin contributing to retirement accounts is 27. ThatÂs not bad. Almost half of those surveyed fear the demise of Social Security. My own opinion is that Social Security will be there for us, with some potential changes, throughout our lifetimes. The voting bloc represented by Baby Boomers is awfully strong. The collapse of Social Security has been predicted annually since I began my practice more than two decades ago. ThereÂs nothing to be gained by worrying about this issue, anywayÂ„itÂs beyond our control. Three of the next four fears involve healthrelated issues: declining health that requires longterm care lack of access to adequate and affordable health care and fear of cognitive decline, dementia, and AlzheimerÂs disease. Health issues are the financial wild card in retirement planning. People rightfully fear the price tag of escalating health problems. We are also scared of living at less than our best, living in pain or becoming a shell of our former physical selves. In fact, according to many surveys, most of us fear being incapacitated or impaired more than we fear dying. Folks often fear not one but a combination of these factors, even if they have amassed a significant nest egg and are enjoying a nice annual income. One of the biggest challenges in retirement is accepting that we are never going to be as financially secure as weÂd like to be. Retirement means transitioning from full-time employment to part-time work or none at all. Once we are there, things happen that we canÂt control. But planning well and taking care of our health as we age can lead us in the right direction. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column ÂArbor OutlookÂŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKRetirement fears, longevity and old friends Margaret McDowell MARKET WATCHDow 25,822.29 63.60 Nasdaq 7859.17 38.17 S&P 2862.96 5.91 Russell 1718.05 19.35 NYSE 12,996.77 31.67COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1192.60 5.80 Silver 14.751 .096 Platinum 793.00 0.90 Copper 2.6895 .0260 Oil 67.32 0.89MARKET MOVERSÂ€ TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., down $4.27 to $55.88: Discount brokers fell sharply after CNBC reported that JPMorgan Chase would offer free online trading. Â€ TJX Companies Inc., up $4.81 to $106.46: The parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other stores reported quarterly sales that were higher than forecasts.BRIEFCASEATLANTAAtlanta mayor touts project for AmazonWith Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, AtlantaÂs mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-alifetime shot to transform the city.Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by nar-rowing its list of potential locations to 20 finalists, including Atlanta. The company has said it expects to declare the winner of the headquarters and its roughly 50,000 jobs by yearÂs end.Atlanta city council members were given a few more details Tuesday about the potential impact of developing an underused site known as ÂThe GulchÂŽ that could meet AmazonÂs search criteria.
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