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SPORTS I B1GATORS ARE EXPECTING BIG THINGS ON DEFENSE SCENE | C1ANNUAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS TO MOUNT DORA SPORTS | B1THE VILLAGES' TRE MANN BEING COURTED BY ALL THE TOP PROGRAMS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, August 23, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State..............A3 Opinion........................A7 Sports...........................B1 Scene............................C1 Comics.........................C4 Diversions.....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 235 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Facing a growing threat to his presi-dency, President Donald Trump lashed out at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a day after the onetime "fixer" implicated Trump in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with him.Trump on Wednesday accused Cohen of making up "stories in order to get a 'deal'" from federal prosecu-tors. Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations that the lawyer said he car-ried out in coordination with Trump."If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!" Trump tweeted Wednesday.In a split screen for the history books, Cohen's admission to the crimes in federal court in New York on Tuesday came at nearly the same moment that Trump's onetime campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted by a jury in Virginia of finan-cial misdeeds. Manafort faces separate charges in Septem-ber in the District of Columbia that include acting as a foreign agent.The back-to-back blows resulted from the work of spe-cial counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's attempts to sway voters in Trump blasts ex-lawyer Cohen for guilty pleaBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ If the controversial Eustis Lake Club community eventually gets built, it won't be on the site of the Sharps Mobile Home Park on Lakeshore Drive.Attorneys for the Sharp family say they are still inter-ested in selling the mobile home park but insist they will not sell to developers Wendell and Jacqueline Husebo of WJ Capital LLC and builder Daniel DiVenanzo of Jacob P. Smith Company, the princi-pals behind Eustis Lake Club.The Sharp family was very disappointed with the way the Husebos and Mr. DiVenanzo treated their tenants, and they have no interest in having their tenants go through that again," said James Myers, an attorney with the law firm of Bowen & Schroth in Eustis who represents the Sharp family. "In addition, the Sharp family frankly does not believe the Husebos or Mr. DiVenanzo will follow through on any of their prom-ises or commitments."Representatives for Eustis Lake Club did not respond to requests for comment.The developers planned to buy the aging park for $1.9 million, along with two other adjacent properties, and develop 86 upscale, Key West-style lakeside homes. The city of Eustis planned to help the developers by pro-viding $3.3 million in property tax rebates.But WJ Capital pulled out of the deal to buy the park late last week when the devel-oper was unable to secure financing for the project. At the time, the Husebos said they would continue to seek financing to complete the purchase and were commit-ted to the project.In a press release, the devel-opers called their inability to get financing a hurdle,Ž but Myers said it was more than that. They told us that they had no prospects in financing and no faith that they would be able to acquire other financing,Ž he said. Myers said the purchase contract was terminated just in time„on the last day of the due diligence period„so the Sharp family could return the $60,000 deposit the Husebos pre-paid to acquire the property.Financing aside, Myers said the negotiations left a bad taste in the Sharp family's mouths.He said a confidentiality clause prevented the family from talking to their tenants or anyone else about sale terms, eviction details and more while negotiations were ongoing, and that caused friction with the tenants. Now that the sale is dead, the family is free to talk, he said.The Sharps had also hoped the developers would continue to operate the park for several years to build up their finances and give tenants ample time to move, Myers said.After being told the buyers intended to redevelop the property immediately, the Sharp family fought to give the tenants more time to prepare," he said in an email to the Daily Commercial. "The Sharp family proposed having the buyers wait at least six months after closing before sending out evictions notices, which would have allowed their tenants to remain in the park a minimum of one year after closing. The buyers refused.No saleSharps owner nished with Eustis Lake ClubSharps Mobile Home Park is pictured March 20 in Eustis. A deal for a $21 million Key West-style community on the site fell through. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … The Lake County School Board on Monday approved new, stricter requirements for the superintendent to receive additional end-of-year compensation.The board made the changes while approving Superintendent Diane Kornegays new evaluation rubric.The changes were suggested by School Board Chairwoman Stephanie Luke, who noted that Kornegay had to score just a 2.5 out of 5.0 to receive the smallest bonus of $2,500. A 2.5 falls in the needs improvementŽ range on the five-point rubric.When you look at the 2, its needs improvement so the superintendents performance does not meet expectation and needs to take corrective action,Ž Luke said. I worry about the perception that were giving $2,500 to someone who needs improvement.ŽBoard member Kristi Burns agreed.If the average of all five of us came out to 2.5 or 2.6, thats a pretty bad score,Ž said Burns, who suggested the superintendent had to score at least a 3 to get a bonus.Under the rubric, a 3 would be considered School Board raises bar for superintendent bonusThe Associated PressTuesday was a bad day in court for former associates of President Donald Trump, and it could foreshadow hard days ahead for the president.In a New York courtroom, Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations. Cohen said Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, acknowl-edging the payments were made to influence the election.In Virginia, a jury found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of eight financial crimes unrelated to the campaign. It was the first trial victory for prosecutors in the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation Trump has derided as a witch hunt.What do the developments mean for the president? Some questions and answers: Does Cohens guilty plea mean Trump violated the law?Cohen said in court that he made one payment "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" and the other "under direction of the same candidate." The amounts and dates all line up with the payments made to Daniels and McDougal.What Cohens plea, Manaforts verdict mean for Trump See COHEN, A6 See BONUS, A8 See VERDICT, A8 See SHARP, A8


A2 Thursday, August 23, 2018 | NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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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. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Mega Millions: 14-16-19-38-57-11-x3 Lucky Money: 4-5-20-42-16 Fantasy 5: 8-15-19-23-28 Wednesday, Aug. 22 Pick 5 Afternoon: 5-0-4-4-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-9-8-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-8-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 5-5LOTTERY By Ryan FoleyAssociated PressMONTEZUMA, Iowa „ The attorney for a Mexican man accused of killing an Iowa college student challenged the governments statement Wednesday that the suspect has been living in the United States illegally.Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, made his first appearance in court in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, whose July 18 disap-pearance while out jogging set off a massive search.In a court document, defense attorney Allan M. Richards stated that an employer has said Rivera has legal permission to be in the U.S. The document named Craig Lang, a former head of the Iowa Board of Regents, which oversees the states three public universities. Lang is co-owner of the Yarrabee Farms dairy that employed Rivera.Riveras immigration status was confirmed by an E-Verify electronic immigration status check, the Lang family said in a statement.Rivera, who was ordered held on $5 million bond, has allegedly confessed to the killing, which was quickly thrust into the immigration debate shaping the midterm elections.Richards sought a gag order and said comments about the case by President Donald Trump would poison the entire pos-sible pool of jury members.ŽTrump seized on the mans arrest on Tuesday during a cam-paign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, calling the nations immigration laws a disgraceŽ that will only be fixed by electing more Republicans.Although Trump claims legal U.S. residents are less likely to commit crime, several studies from social scientists and the libertarian think tank Cato Institute have concluded that isnt accurate and that states with a higher share of people living in the country illegally have lower violent crime rates.Rivera led investigators early Tuesday to a body believed to be Tibbetts in a cornfield about 12 miles southeast of Brooklyn, Iowa, where she was last seen going for an evening run, Iowa Divi-sion of Criminal Investigation special agent Rick Rahn said.Iowa murder suspect may be in US legallyRivera By Kim Tong-HyungAssociated PressSEOUL, South Korea „ As her two North Korean daughters, both in their 70s, wailed outside her bus, 99-year-old Han Shin-ja pounded the windows from inside in despair, moving her lips to say dont cryŽ and farewell.ŽAs her bus left for South Korea on Wednesday, Hans daughters chased the moving vehicle before being stopped by a North Korean official, a predictable but no less heart-wrenching departure thats likely to be the last time they see each other after decades of separation.Hans family was among hundreds of elderly Koreans who tearfully said their final goodbyes at the end of the first round of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.About 200 South Koreans returned home after the end of three days of meetings with North Korean relatives at the Norths Diamond Mountain resort. Another 337 South Koreans will par-ticipate in a second round of reunions from Friday to Sunday.The first set of meetings created highly emotional images of relatives weep-ing, embracing and caressing each other in a rush of emo-tions. Many of the South Korean participants were war refugees who reunited with siblings or infant chil-dren they left behind, many of whom are now into their 70s.At their final lunch meeting on Wednesday, 91-year-old Lee Ki-soon initially seemed lost for words as he shared a glass of soju,Ž a vodka-like alcohol loved in both Koreas, with his 75-year-old North Korean son.Lee later told his son, Ri Kang Son, I am not your fake father. You have a father.Ž Ri replied: Be healthy and live long. Then we can meet again,Ž accord-ing to pool reports.An Jong Sun, a 70-year-old North Korean, carefully fed her 100-year-old South Korean father food. In the same large meeting hall, Kim Byung-oh, 88, quietly wept as his 81-year-old North Korean sister tried to calm him.Nearby, Ri Chol, a 61-year-old North Korean, was also in tears as he grasped the hands of a 93-year-old South Korean grandmother he was only just getting to know.Dont cry, Chol,Ž an equally emotional Kwon Seok told her grandson.Han told her two North Korean daughters to eat a lot of chap-ssal,Ž or sticky rice, for health. She told them she would always pray for their happiness and also for the future of her North Korean great-grandchildren she never got to see. Some relatives exchanged their phone numbers and home addresses, although the Koreas since the end of the war have banned ordinary citizens from visiting relatives on the other side of the border or contacting them without permission.Shin Jae-cheon, a 92-year-old from the South Korean town of Gimpo, not far from the border, lamented that his 70-year-old North Korean sister lived less than an hours drive away all these years.It will take 40 minutes for me to drive there,Ž Shin told his sister, Sin Kum Sun, who lives in the North Korean border town of Kaesong. The bus that goes to my home is No. 8. No. 8. The No. 8 bus,Ž Shin added, express-ing a wish for his sister to come visit one day.After organizers aired an announcement that the reunions were officially over, Han and her daughters broke down. They wept, embraced each other and temporarily refused to leave their lunch table. Two North Korean officials politely separated Han from one of her daugh-ters, 71-year-old Kim Kyong Yong, who kept holding on to one of Hans arms.After the South Koreans boarded the bus, workers brought steppers so that Hans daughters could put their hands on the bus window, with Han doing the same on the inside of the glass.After wiping off tears with a handkerchief, Kim looked up toward his sister, smiled and created a heart with his arms. His sister, Kim Sun Ok, made the same gesture out-side the bus.Goodbye, oppa (older brother)! Goodbye, oppa!,Ž Kim Sun Ok cried as the bus rolled out of the resort.Nearly 20,000 people have participated in 20 rounds of face-to-face reunions held between the countries since 2000. No one has had a second chance to see their relatives.Tears, farewell hugs end 1st round of Korean reunionsNorth Korean Ko Jung Hi, 77, left, and Ri Kyong Sun, 53, wave to their South Korean relatives leaving by bus after the separated family reunion meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea on Wednesday. [KOREA POOL PHOTO VIA AP] By Jennifer Sinco KelleherThe Associated PressHONOLULU „ Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday.The National Weather Service said the hurricane was about 305 miles south of Kailua-Kona and moving northwest toward other islands.Meteorologist Chevy Che-valier in Honolulu says winds slowed overnight from 160 mph to 155 mph, prompting a downgrade of the hurricane from a Category 5 to a Cat-egory 4.He says it may diminish to a Category 3 by this after-noon but that would still be a major hurricane.Chevalier says that by early Friday, the hurricane is forecast to be a Category 2 with winds up to 110 mph and the center located west of Hawaii Island and south of Honolulu.We expect it to gradually weaken as it gets closer to the islands,Ž Chevalier said. That being said, on our current forecast, as of the afternoon on Thursday, we still have it as a major hurricane.ŽWith winds up to 130 mph, the hurricane could cause catastrophic damage.Hawaii residents have rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other sup-plies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf.Public schools on the Big Island and in Maui County closed Wednesday until further notice.Hawaii Gov. David Ige is allowing non-essential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on adminis-trative leave. Employees on Hawaii and Maui islands who work in disaster response as well as in hospitals and pris-ons are required to report to their jobs, the governor said.The hurricane was moving at 8 mph, said meteorologist Melissa Nye.We are starting to see some of the rain show up on the Big Island radar,Ž she said. Offshore buoys also had detected wave action associ-ated with the storm.A hurricane watch remained in effect for Oahu and other smaller islands.The central Pacific gets fewer hurricanes than other regions, with about only four or five named storms a year, and Hawaii rarely gets hit. The last major storm to hit was Iniki in 1992. Others have come close in recent years.Winds tend to steer storms away from there,Ž said Princeton University climate scientist Gabe Vecchi. He also said upper level winds, called shear, tend to be strong enough to tear storms apart.Kauai resident Mike Miranda was 12 when Hurricane Iniki devastated the island 26 years ago. A lot of people are comparing the similarities between Iniki and Lane,Ž he said.Miranda said his family is used to preparing for hurri-cane season.A lot of people who moved here and never expe-rienced a hurricane, theyre the ones rushing to the store,Ž he said.Hurricane Lane weakens but still packing wallop

PAGE 3 | Thursday, August 23, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS SORRENTOReport: Naked woman threatened neighborsA sheriffs deputy arrested a 67-year-old woman who allegedly stripped off her clothes and sprayed water and threatened a neighbor with a hammer.Sheryl Hutcheson, of Sorrento, was charged with aggravated battery without intent to kill and simple bat-tery and held on $6,000 bond.The deputy arrived at the 30000 block of Dubsdread Drive at 5:34 p.m. and talked to a woman who said she was talking to her grandmother outside when Hutcheson came out of her house and began screaming at her and threatened to burn down their house because they were harassing her. She also said, Im going to beat your (expletive)!ŽThe woman said Hutcheson went back into her house and emerged naked and carrying a hammer, saying: Im going to beat you with this, (exple-tive)!Ž then sprayed her with water.Questioned by the deputy, Hutcheson said her neighbors were accusing her of threatening them with a hammer and hosing them down.On the way to jail Hutcheson complained of chest pains, so she was taken to Florida Hos-pital Waterman, where she said she wanted to die, and was not eating or taking her medications.FORT LAUDERDALECourt clears way to release school shooting videoThe Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for the release of exterior surveillance video showing law enforcement's response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.The court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court's decision to release the video from the Feb. 14 shoot-ing that killed 17 people. No timetable for that release has been set.The Broward County school board sought to block disclosure of the video as sought by media organizations, includ-ing The Associated Press. The school board contended releasing the video might reveal security blind spots at the school. Prosecutors also opposed release because it could be evidence in a crimi-nal case.Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted of the mass shooting. His lawyers say he would plead guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence.ORLANDODisney offers tuition for hourly workersThe Walt Disney Co. is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree, finish a high school diploma or learn a new skill, the entertainment giant said Wednesday.As many as 80,000 hourly workers in the United States could be eligible for the program, which pays upfront tuition for employees taking online classes starting this fall.Disney initially will invest $50 million into the "Disney Aspire" program and up to $25 million a year after that, the company said."We can't wait to see what paths our cast members take with Disney Aspire," the com-pany said in a blog post.Disney joins other large corporations that have begun paying tuition for workers in a job market with historically low unemployment. In May, Walmart said it will offer workers the chance to get a college degree at three univer-sities with online programs.Starbucks partnered with Arizona State University to offer tuition coverage for U.S. workers earning a bachelor's 74 people remain in troubled home for disabled ahead of Sept. 15 closureBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … A month until the deadline to close the doors of the troubled Carlton Palms Educational Center in Mount Dora, 74 of its residents have yet to move to new homes.The state Agency for Persons with Disabilities originally ordered the center closed by March 2019 following numerous reports of neglect or abuse of resi-dents but moved the closing date up to Sept. 15 this year after the death of a patient who repeatedly banged his head on the wall following an incident where a staff member ripped off a protective helmet hed been wearing.The transitioning of resi-dents, all of whom have profound disabilities, started in April. About 60 percent of the facilitys 191 residents have been moved.We are working with fam-ilies and other centers in the community to ensure every-thing is p repared and that it actually happens for the res-ident,Ž said Melanie Mowry Etters, communications director with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. The main thing were after is a successful transition in each case.ŽAmong the incidents that prompted the closing were a June 2017 episode involving a resident who soiled himself after being denied permis-sion to use the bathroom. He was then reportedly knocked out of a chair and dragged to the bathroom. In April, 2017, a resident was discovered with unex-plained injuries and burns to the neck, chest and back.People claiming to have knowledge of the facility took to online forums with allegations that Carlton Palms staff used wrap mats that resemble strait jack-ets and a torture chair,Ž to sustain residents and docu-mented negative reviews by employees of Carlton Palms that include allegations of poor management, a dangerous work environment, long hours, fighting among staff, little client progress, physical and mental abuse of patients and more.In April, 2018, law enforcement was called to the facility after the tip of a residents nose was bitten off by another resident.Thats when the state upped the closing date considerably.September 15 is the deadline to make sure all res-idents are transitioned out of the center and that is the day the center willclose,Ž Etters said. Mainly we are moving people to new group homes in the community, but some have gone back to their home states.ŽEtters said she expects that all the residents will be out before the deadline, but if not, thedate can be extended by 30 days.Meanwhile, Dr. Craig Cook, a court-ordered receiver with 30 years of operations experience, has taken over running the center on a day-to-day basis.Cook said he is charged with working with the centers staff and Guardian Healthcare, which was con-tracted by the state to ensure clients are getting the care they need and to work with families as residents prepare to move out.My main focus is that while this center is still open, the individuals who remain here are healthy and safe, that they experience a successful transition pro-cess into a place where their needs will continue to be met,Ž Cook said.To make sure the centers last days are without incident, he said he has offered additional staff resources, materials and training.The staff has been very responsive to changes,Ž Cook said.He said he and his staff, along with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other facilities who offer care for such patients, have also been working with families and clients on finding a new homes.Cook said after Carlton Palms closes, the state will follow up with clients to ensure they have what they need.Deadline looming to shut Carlton PalmsCBD lounge opens with dabs, gummies and ice creamBy Daniel SmithsonGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ The owner of Gainesvilles first cannabidiol lounge would tell you the glass Chester Cheetah bong sitting in his display case isnt a bong at all.Its functional art,Ž hed say.The Darth Vader bong? Thats art, too, and its not for sale until he finds the Yodabong that matches it.Swamp City Gallery Lounge, 404 SESecond St., opened about four months ago butwill hold its grand opening celebra-tion through Sunday. Its the brainchild of Gaines-ville native Tyler King. Swamp City sells glass-blown art pieces and CBD products, which comes fromindustrial hemp that is sold legally in Florida „ as long as it contains less than .3 percent THC.Customers atthe loungemust be 18 to buy it.Without THC, which causes hallucinogenic effects or a buzz,Ž CBD is used as an anti-inflam-matory and anti-anxiety medicine. It also helps with pain relief.General Manager Tony Phillips described the feeling while using CBD like taking a Tylenol and then having a little wine.ŽTo King and Phillips, creating the lounge is about creating a new space so people who actively use CBD, and even those who know nothing about it, can be educated and network about opportunities within the cannabis industry, while having a good time.Its all about experiencing a new lifestyle,Ž King said.Phillips added: Its about having a safe place to come and enjoy the life-style without fear.ŽSwamp Citys CBD bar Emerging lifestyleTony Phillips, the general manager of Swamp City Gallery Lounge, holds up a vial of CBG oil as he shows off some of the products they have at the lounge on Tuesday in Gainesville. Swamp City features a glass and art gallery, a beer garden and a CBD lounge. CBD contains less than .3 percent THC making it a legal product in Florida. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Staff ReportMOUNT DORA „ City Council members on Tuesday voted to terminate the citys contract with Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert & Whigham, P.A. after a dis-cussion at a special meeting.The Lake Mary-based firm had served as Mount Doras city attorney for just over a year.At the meeting, City Man-ager Robin Hayes offered a review of the firms performance, saying that services were not up to par with what the city needed.The discontinuation was based on a number of factors which resulted in the City Councils lack of confidence in the firms ability to properly represent the city,Ž Mount Dora said in a press releaseWednesday.In addition, council members concluded that Mount Dora is a full-service city, requiring the expertise of a full-service law firm.The firm of Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert and Whigham is only open four days a week, which makes conducting the citys legal business difficult, the press release says.The council collectively agrees with the need for a law firm that can be available, full time, for the City of Mount Dora,Ž Mayor Nick Girone said in the press release.According to the press release, specific factors that contributed to the discontinuation of service with the law firm, as presented by Hayes, include the negative interac-tions of one of its attorneys with city staff members in 2017 that the city had documented; code enforcement advisory issues; problems with a recent land-use appeal hearing regarding lack of parking at the Boathouse at Lake Dora, a proposed restau-rant near downtown Mount Dora; and the overall lack of service from the law firm.The City Council as a whole realizes the need for a law firm that can work with Mount Dora severs ties with law rmBy Christine Sexton News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Slightly more than 13 percent of Florida adults smoked in 2017, but they go through more tobacco than average smokers nationally, a draft report given Tuesday to Florida health officials shows.The findings, culled from the Florida Adult Tobacco Survey, show that Florida smokers on average puff 14.6 cigarettes a day, study researcher Erik Crankshaw, told members of a tobacco advisory council who met in Tallahassee.Nationally, the draft report said smokers aver-age 11.4 cigarettes per day. About 14 percent of adults nationally smoked in 2017.Crankshaw, with North Carolina-based RTI, said researchers dont know why Florida smokers smoke more.It continues to stand out. Its one we dont have a good explanation for, and we are always looking for creative thoughts on why it might be,Ž Crank-shaw told members of the Comprehensive Tobacco Education and Use Pre-vention Program Advisory Council. It is significant, and it has been for years.ŽWhile they smoke more cigarettes, Florida smok-ers try to kick the habit more often than their peers nationally. According to Study: Florida smokers pu more than peers in other statesGirone See TERMINATE, A4 See BRIEFS, A4 See STUDY, A4 See CBD, A4


A4 Thursday, August 23, 2018 | IN MEMORY Jack E. Bolderson Sr. Jack E. Bolderson, Sr., 73, of Leesburg, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York, he moved to Parry Sound, Canada as a child, and moved to Leesburg in 1962. He was a District Manager for a propane gas company, was a member of the First Baptist Church, Leesburg and attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Tavares. Jack was a member of Eustis Masonic Lodge, the Lake County Shrine Club and was also a former President of the State of Florida Gas Association. Jack served his country for the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He was predeceased by his son Jack E. Bolderson, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Bolderson of Leesburg, FL; daughter, Catherine (Cathy) Starkweather of Ocoee, FL; brother, Harry B. Bolderson, Jr. of Grand Island, FL, 5 grandchildren, Ciara Bolderson, Austin Starkweather, Dylan Starkweather, Amanda Smith, Megan Smith and 2 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Harden/Pauli Funeral Home Chapel, Eustis on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Tavares Cemetery, Tavares. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 till 2:00 PM. Flowers are accepted or in lieu of ”owers, memorial donations may be made to Tavares Masonic Lodge. Online Guestbook available at Arrangements by Harden/ Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. Florence Patricia BainBowen, 74 of Tavares died Thursday, August 16, 2018. Celebration of Life to convene 11AM Saturday, August 25th at Miracle Revival Deliverance Church 200 S. Lake St., Leesburg. Viewing from 5-7PM, Friday, August 24 at Hayes Brothers Eustis Chapel. You may contact the family, Patrick Bain at 352.346.9270 or Deborah Bain at 352.807.2038. Family and friends may sign guest book at www. Professional services entrusted to the care of HAYES BROS. FUNERAL HOMES. EUSTIS CHAPEL 352.589.4666Florence Patricia Bain-Bowen Funeral Services Diana Julian, 77, of Lady Lake, passed away August 20, 2018. Diana was born in Leesburg, Florida and was a graduate of Leesburg High School and the University of Central Florida. Diana taught kindergarten at Oak Park School and later worked as a Social Worker for Lake County Schools. An accomplished singer and pianist, she was active in church her whole life, most recently at Eagles Nest Baptist Church. Diana was smart, funny, generous, and nurturing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Diana is survived by her husband, Renaine Julian; her son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Michelle Graves; grand daughters, Emily and Erin; grandsons, Christian (Patricia) and Zachary (Sarah) Graves; stepsons, Renaine Jr and Wade (Gayle) Julian; stepdaughter, Denise Julian; brother, Wallace Hall (Tracy); sisters, Cheryl Clark (Duane) and Sally Walls (Nick); and niece, Catherine Hayes (Dan). The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cornerstone Hospice, particularly Lesa, for the excellent care provided to Diana. Funeral services will be held at Page Theus Funeral Home, 914 West Main Street, Leesburg on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Services will be conducted by Pastor Aaron Hornsby. Diana Hall Graves Julian Jonnie M. AndrewsJonnie M. Andrews, 68 of Altamonte Springs died Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633Albert C. RansomAlbert C. Ransom, 76 of Eustis, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Eustis Chapel. 352-589-4666Steven L. BarnesSteven L. Barnes 29, Ocala, FL died August 11, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688Bettie WalkerBettie Walker, 73 of Orlando August 20, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407-645-4633Zuleika WongZuleika Wong, 51 of Altamonte Springs died Thursday, August 16, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633 city leaders and council members as we continue growing into the future. The city is poised for residential and commer-cial growth and needs a law firm that can support our needs. The Council recognized the need for change and we are looking forward to a positive future with a new firm as we continue to progress as a city,Ž Girone stated.After the vote, council members agreed to make an offer to Bell & Roper, P.A. for interim services.On Wednesday, it was a done deal.It was directed by the council that myself and City Manager, Robin Hayes, reach out to the law firm of Bell and Roper, who has represented the city in various litigation matters in the past. They accepted the councils offer to serve as interim City Attorney,Ž Girone said in the release.Moving forward, the city will likely issue a solicitation for securing the services of a new city attorney, officials said. TERMINATEFrom Page A3 degree.Disney is rolling out its program in phases, with the first limited to online classes. In-classroom courses could be added if theres demand for them, a spokeswoman said.Disneys program is being administered by Guild Education, the same Denver-based firm operating Walmarts program.ORANGE PARKMotorcycle deputy dies 2 days after crashAuthorities say a Flor-ida motorcycle deputy has died two days after a crash with a truck.Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels announced during a news conference that Deputy Ben Zirbel died at a hospital late Tuesday. He had been left in critical condition after the Sunday crash.Officials say Zirbel had been working traf-fic patrol in Orange Park when a truck pulling a utility trailer turned in front of him.The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. BRIEFSFrom Page A3the draft report, 59.8 percent of adult smokers in Florida had made an attempt to quit in 2017, compared to just 48.9 percent nationally.While not everyone who attempts to quit is successful, Crankshaw said its important data to track because the find-ings show something that is quite sensitive to programmatic effortsŽ to reduce smoking.While RTI has conducted independent reviews of the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, the findings this year may have added importance.Public health advocates beat back efforts this spring to eliminate a decade-old requirement that mandates certain funding requirements for Floridas anti-smoking efforts.Les Beitsch, a state deputy secretary of health who chaired Tuesdays meeting, said it would be very important to show the return on investment that the anti-smoking program has had for the state.Beitsch was referring to a proposal this year that would have eliminated a requirement in the Florida Constitution to set aside 30 percent of overall tobacco education and prevention funding for an edgy advertising and marketing campaign. The money comes from a 1997 multibillion-dollar legal settlement with the tobacco industry.Ultimately, the proposal was never endorsed by the states Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years and has the ability to put amendments on the ballot. Neverthe-less, Beitsch said public health advocates need to be prepared to answer some tough questions about Tobacco Free Florida in the coming years.To that end, RTIs analysis this year included a section on the economic analysis of proposed funding cuts. According to RTIs analysis, smoking-related health care costs between 2019 and 2028 will total $86.3 billion.A 5 percent reduction in funding, according to RTI, could increase the cost estimate by $500 million over 10 years. STUDYFrom Page A3features different CBD oils, tinctures and CBD dabs,Ž which melt like an oil while a customer inhales its vapors.If inhaling CBD isnt your thing, the lounge sells CBD gummies and ice cream.Prices for the CBD products range in price from $20 to $100.Swamp City also has three lounge rooms: one for meditation, one for networking and one for drinking beer.The meditation room has abstract paintings on the walls and is used for relaxation. The networking room has tables and chairs arranged for meetings.And the beer garden offers craft beers from Gainesville breweries like Swamp Head, First Mag-nitude and Cypress and Grove. It also has a beer made from hemp.When you pour it, (the smell) makes you check your pockets to make sure you didnt bring anything (cannabis)from home,Ž King joked. Anything from homeŽ includes THC and black market cannabis prod-ucts, which arent allowed in the lounge, King and Phillips said.King said he has customers who are on probation and inhaling THC could cause them to violate it.But most importantly, he said he wants to ensure no illegal activity takes place on the property.We have a zero tolerance policy,Ž King said. Were trying to protect ourselves.ŽGainesville police spokesman Ben Tobias saidthe Gainesville-Alachua CountyDrug Task Forceis aware of the lounge and will respond to any complaints about it.GPD wont be needed, though,according to Phil-lips„ at least not on his watch.Phillips said he uses medical cannabis and you cant disguise the real dealŽ to him.If people come in and say No, this is CBD, and its the real thing, Im going to catch them every time and escort them off of the property,Ž Phillips said. Aint no foolin this nose.ŽKings passion for can-nabis came at an early age, he said.For an eighth-grade sci-ence project at Fort Clarke Middle School, he said he reported on the medicinal benefits of cannabis.Teachers didnt like it, he said, and it led to a parent-teacher conference, but that didnt dim his enthusiasm, he said.King moved to California in 2010 to pursue cannabis ventures and returned to Gainesville in 2014.When the Florida Medi-cal Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, passed in 2016, he thought hed start his own dispensary but quickly realized the state would only give out few licenses to companies with millions in assets.He decided a lounge would be the next best thing, he said.I realized this would be a great place for people to come and enjoy the benefits of CBD together,Ž King said.Swamp Citys grand opening weekend includes food trucks, acoustic music on its back patioand vendors from local dispensaries. The lounge will be open from Wednesday to Sat-urday from about 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from noon to midnight. CBDFrom Page A3Swamp City Gallery Lounges display case is shown at the business on Tuesday. Business owner Tyler King refers to the bongs in the display case as functional art.Ž [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]

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A6 Thursday, August 23, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,800 2,840 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,861.82 Change: -1.14 (flat) 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: 25,733.60 Change: -88.69 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1410 Declined 1334 New Highs 94 New Lows 23 Vol. (in mil.) 2,641 Pvs. Volume 3,094 1,613 1,717 1681 1120 130 21 NYSE NASDDOW 25836.16 25722.43 25733.60 -88.69 -0.34% +4.10% DOW Trans. 11435.79 11319.13 11322.24 -114.12 -1.00% +6.69% DOW Util. 735.65 726.86 729.14 -5.58 -0.76% +0.80% NYSE Comp. 13013.06 12983.02 12990.51 -6.25 -0.05% +1.42% NASDAQ 7897.63 7840.84 7889.10 +29.92 +0.38% +14.28% S&P 500 2867.54 2856.05 2861.82 -1.14 -0.04% +7.04% S&P 400 2037.82 2031.72 2034.49 -0.18 -0.01% +7.05% Wilshire 5000 29932.60 29820.20 29889.96 +12.85 +0.04% +7.54% Russell 2000 1723.01 1715.80 1722.54 +4.49 +0.26% +12.18% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Davis said Cohen is not looking for a presidential pardon.My observation is that the topics relating to hacking and the crime of hacking ... that there are subjects that Michael Cohen could address that would be of interest to the special counsel,Ž Davis said in a series of television interviews.Trump soon weighed in on Twitter, taking his shot at Cohen and praising Manafort, saying he has such respect for a brave man!ŽManafort, Trump wrote, had tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to break.ŽBut there was no doubt that Cohens acknowledgement of a coordinated payoff scheme puts Trumps presidency on the defensive.Its going to be hard for the president to try to discredit all this. Its circling him,Ž said David Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor who is not involved in the case.Cohen and Manafort played prominent roles in Trumps political rise in 2016.Cohen said once hed take a bullet for Trump, and was intimately familiar with Trumps personal, busi-ness and political dealing for more than a decade. Cohen released a secretly recorded audio of Trump discussing a payout made via a third party to model Karen McDougal who says she had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006.Cohen initially denied making the payments to the women „ McDougal and adult film actress Stormy Daniels „ or that Trump had any knowledge of them. But he changed his story as pros-ecutors closed in. Davis, his attorney, told CNN Wednes-day of Cohen, There has been an evolution in his loyalty toward Donald Trump.ŽThe payments to the women could be regarded as an illegal campaign expenditure if the money was clearly meant to influence the 2016 election.Trump, on Twitter, maintained otherwise, saying, Michael Cohen plead (sic) guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime.ŽHe also complained that President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!Ž Trump was apparently refer-ring to a fine levied on the former presidents 2008 campaign over missing and delayed disclosure of high-dollar donors in the final days of that race. COHENFrom Page A1Michael Cohen leaves federal court Tuesday, Aug. 21, in New York. Cohen has pleaded guilty to charges including campaign “ nance fraud stemming from hush-money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. [AP PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER]

PAGE 7 | Thursday, August 23, 2018 A7 In an extraordinary communique to the worlds 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis on Monday acknowledged the atrocitiesŽ committed by pedophile priests and the church hierarchy that systematically covered up their crimes, recognized the inadequacy of efforts to beg pardonŽ and admitted that the victims wounds never go away.Ž In so doing, the pontiff provided a powerful rationale for dropping the churchs long-standing opposition to allowing decades-old cases of rape and molestation by priests to be subject to prosecution and lawsuits. At last, after years of half-measures and tone-deaf remarks, the pope seems to have woken up to the scale of abuse and corruption sanctioned by the church. The question now is whether he is willing or able to turn the tide of institutional resistance in the Vatican and dioceses worldwide that too often has blocked victims from seeking justice and recompense. Throughout the United States, top church officials and lobbyists routinely press state lawmakers not to extend the time frame for prosecutors to bring charges against abusive priests and for victims to file civil suits. There has been no significant relaxation in the churchs opposition to extending statutes of limitations, which vary state to state not after the revelations, in 2002, of pervasive abuse in Massachusetts, nor after similar exposs in other cities and dioceses. If a watershed moment was needed, it has arrived with the publication of an exhaustive grand jury report in Pennsylvania, which provides stunning detail on at least 1,000 children allegedly raped or abused by more than 300 priests over decades, all covered up under a blanket of secrecy, denial and covert payoffs. That report, coupled with the popes unequivocal stance, should serve as impetus for the church to drop its resistance to justice; otherwise, the only conclusion is that the institution itself is irredeemable. Many states have extended or dropped limits on the number of years within which prosecutors are able to charge child sexual abuse felonies. In other states, including Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania, efforts to extend criminal statutes of limitations have failed. And the church has spent millions of dollars fighting changes in statutes of limitations to give victims, who often cannot speak for decades about the abuse they suffered as children, more time to bring civil lawsuits. The grand jury report in Pennsylvania recommended eliminating the states statute of limitations for prosecutions in such cases and opening a two-year window for civil lawsuits that would enable people victimized as children to sue. Still, there is no sign that the church and its lobbyists will relax their unstinting attacks on legislation and often on individual lawmakers favoring extended limits for prosecution or lawsuits. (Under current law, child victims of sexual assault can file suits only until age 30.) In some instances, the church has singled out Catholic lawmakers in Pennsylvania who have backed such changes, disinviting them from church events and telling them they had betrayed their faith. That conduct, replicated nationwide, effectively negates the popes stirring words of remorse and resolve. Until and unless the Vatican reaches down to individual dioceses and parishes, there will be too little real reform in the Catholic Church. The Washington PostANOTHER OPINIONTear down the protections for pedophile priests ANOTHER OPINION According to the Media Research Center, 91 percent of press coverage of President Trump has been negative. That alone proves the mainstream media, excluding the Daily Commercial, which I consider to be uncommonly fair, are inherently biased. Outlets like CNN, MSNBC, the NY Times and Washington Post have Trump Derangement Syndrome and it's been fatal to journalistic integrity. Look no further than the White House Correspondents Dinner, where invited speaker Michelle Wolf hurled vulgarities all night and attacked the physical appearance of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump's press secretary. Wolf's presentation was a tirade of profanity and vile jokes, and while she spewed her vitriol toward Trump, many correspondents laughed approvingly, enjoying every moment of the partisan ridicule. Whether the mainstream media is the enemy of the people is debatable but they have proven themselves to be the enemy of the truth. Time magazine reported … and other outlets spread the report … that President Trump removed the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office, which was a total fabrication. This was a total lie to promote the false narrative that Trump is a racist, something the press continues to promote no matter how inaccurate and untruthful. When Sarah Huckabee Sanders baked chocolate pecan pies for Thanksgiving, April Ryan of CNN said she didn't bake them, accused her of lying and tweeted that the pictures of the pies were fake with no evidence whatsoever. Sanders later graciously baked pies for the reporters, yet Ryan was unrepentant and refused to apologize. Evidence of more press bias was proven when Marc Caputo of Politico tweeted about Trump supporters being toothless as if they were uneducated hillbillies. Three hundred newspapers nationwide simultaneously coordinating an attack on Trump reeks of bias and is an inappropriate role of a supposedly unbiased press. That action alone proves the media is united against President Trump and it demonstrates their utter contempt for the man. Look no further than election night 2016, when the press displayed its hatred of Trump and telegraphed future biased coverage. MSNBC said the nation is weeping. CNN claimed his election was due to racism, forgetting we twice elected an African-American as president. Many media outlets predicted markets would crash out of fear of Trump. They were wrong. The market has soared under Trump. The press has focused on the Mueller investigation but failed to reveal his investigators are partisans who made campaign donations to democrats including Hillary Clinton. They have failed to delve into the lies of the FBI and DOJ when applying for the FISA warrants failing to tell the judge the Russian Dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign. The press in America is covering up known crimes within the Clinton campaign, FBI, DOJ and others. The media protected the Obama administration, especially Hillary Clinton, who we know lied about Benghazi. Clinton told America the attack was spontaneously caused by a Youtube video but emailed her daughter, Chelsea, and the Egyptian prime minister that it was a planned terrorist attack. Hillary clearly knew the truth but lied to protect herself and Obama from their failure to protect our embassy. UN Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on six Sunday morning shows peddling those lies, but the press never exposed her or Hillary knowing they lied. The economy is great, black unemployment is at an all-time low, black approval of Trump has soared and yet the press calls him a racist daily. Taxes are lower, remains of our soldiers from the Korean War have been returned, we are getting conservative justices on the Supreme Court and Trump is Making America Great Again. Trump and America is winning. The liberal mainstream anti Trump press is losing. God Bless President Trump and God Bless America. Jimmy Conner is a former Lake County commissioner. He lives in TavaresANOTHER OPINIONThe media lacks integrity in coverage of TrumpWhat does a white boy from the white suburbs of Washington, D.C., have to say about the passing of soul singer Aretha Franklin? At 16, I was a DJ on a local radio station, playing the rock n roll and doo-wop recordings of the day. Many of the artists were black. Richard Penniman (aka Little RichardŽ) tells a funny story about white kids back then. In Hail, Hail, Rock n Roll,Ž the 1987 documentary about Chuck Berry, Little Richard noted that white kids would have Pat Boones albums on the top of their dressers to fool their parents, but the records of black artists hidden inside the dresser drawers. The music of black artists like Aretha Franklin was soulful, and some of it was incredibly sexy, like Fats Dominos I Found My Thrill on Blueberry Hill.Ž Black artists, especially gospel singers, influenced Elvis Presley and other white singers of the day, who mimicked their style and artistry, sanitized it, and then presented it to white audiences, many of whom would not have accepted music sung by blacks. Aretha Franklin began singing in church, and her music, her soaring voice, which touched every part of ones anatomy from head, to heart, to soul, soon became a vital part of the civil rights songbook. It was my privilege to see many of these performers in person, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Duke Ellington and their orchestras, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway in the all-black cast of Hello, DollyŽ starring Pearl Bailey, and many others on TV and in film, such as Nat KingŽ Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Platters and the doowop singers of the 50s. These performers and their stories of racism and injustice helped form my positive views of the civil rights movement, along with my time at NBC News in Washington where I listened to stories brought back by reporters who had covered demonstrations in the South, meant to be peaceful, but which quickly devolved into violent confrontation, and even acts of murder perpetrated by racists, a word that today is too lightly and too often overused. Little Richard tells a story about how he and other black artists would writes songs only to see the name of a white label owner or producer credited with their authorship, resulting in royalties going to them, leaving black artists with little to nothing. Aretha Franklin suffered similar inequities. Take her most famous song, Respect.Ž It was written by the late Otis Redding, but as The New York Times reported, ...every time the song is played on the radio, Mr. Reddings estate ... has been paid. Ms. Franklin never was.Ž I count two of Franklins performances among my favorites. One is her role as a waitress in the cult hit The Blues Brothers,Ž starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, which also included knockout performances by Ray Charles and Cab Calloway. Franklin sings ThinkŽ in a scene so fantastically choreographed that it would have been a showstopper on the Broadway stage. My other favorite performance is a duet with Tony Bennett titled How Do You Keep the Music Playing?Ž If you havent seen it, go to YouTube. I tear up every time I watch. The opening lyric goes: How do you keep the music playing? How do you make it last? How do you keep the song from fading Too fast? How will we keep Aretha Franklins music from fading? By playing it over and over again and introducing future generations to it, as we might any other classic. Hers is a story in song and a life that inspired and influenced millions. Thats not a bad epitaph for anyone. Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONHow to keep Arethas music playing OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Cal Thomas


A8 Thursday, August 23, 2018 | reasonable progress toward expectation, while four and five are at or above expectation and warrant larger sums of money.The largest possible bonus the superintendent can earn is $4,250.According to School Board Attorney Steve Johnson, the rubric had originally set the bonus at 2 points, and the 2.5 require-ment was already stricter than the previous version.Kornegay and Johnson both agreed that the limit should be raised again, and Kornegay amended her recommendation to the board to reflect that update.Each member of the board agreed prior to the vote that they didnt antic-ipate the change affecting Kornegay at all.I dont think shell be in that range, but I think we need to guard ourselves against a needs improvement rating getting $2,500, Luke said. BONUSFrom Page A1"In addition, [owner] Wilma Sharp insisted on adding a contract provision that required she sign a lease with the new owners so she could still be there for her tenants as the park eventually closed and people were forced to reloc ate.Myers said the problem the Sharp family is facing now is that many tenants, under the threat of eviction, simply abandoned their homes and left. Some who remained, he said, have stopped paying rent in anticipation of eviction notices.Myers said he will send letters on behalf of the Sharps to remaining tenants letting them know that their rents need to be brought current and kept up."Moving forward, the Sharp family intends to formally thank the remaining tenants for sticking with them. They also intend to work with any tenants who chose to stop paying rent to bring each of those accounts current. The Sharp family also intends to clean up the park, which will likely include removing some of the existing mobile homes, Myers said on Wednesday.Regardless, the Sharps Mobile Home Park remains for sale.In fact, Myers said they are fielding several offers from potential buyers, all of whom want to continue operating the mobile home park. Eustis Lake Club, he said, also submitted another offer, but it was rejected by the family.Additionally,a request by the buyers to change the propertys land use from mobile home to residential was withdrawn by the family and removed from the City Council's Sept. 6 meeting agenda.City Manager Ron Neibert said if the buyers want to change the land use later, they would need to submit a new request. The same goes for the developers. They would need to resubmit their request for the $3.3 million the city already earmarked in Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) funds to help pay for land improvements at the site.If the developers and builder want to pro-ceed with the Eustis Lake Club project at a different location in Eustis, however,they would need to submit a whole new application for those CRA funds, Neibert said. SHARPFrom Page A1Sharps Mobile Home Park is pictured March 20 in Eustis. Attorneys for the Sharp family said they are still interested in selling the park, but not to the Eustis Lake Club developer. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Prosecutors did not go as far as Cohen did in open court in pointing the finger at the president, saying Cohen acted in coordination with a can-didate or campaign for federal office for purposes of influencing the election.Daniel Petalas, former prosecutor in the Jus-tice Departments public integrity section, said the issue of whether Trump violated the law comes down to whether Trump tried to influence an election, whether he knew and directed it and whether he knew it was improper.Petalas said Cohens plea brings Trump closer into the criminal conduct.But Trumps attorney Rudy Giuliani said in a statement, There is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the President in the govern-ments charges against Mr. Cohen.Trump denied to reporters in April that he knew anything about Cohens payments to Daniels, though the explanations from the president and Giuliani have shifted multiples times since.The president has cer-tain protections while a sitting president, but if it were true, and he was aware and tried to influ-ence an election, that could be a federal felony offense, Petalas said. This strikes close to home. Does Cohens plea mean Trump could be forced to submit to questions?Trumps lawyers have been negotiating with Mueller about whether the president would submit to an interview as part of Muellers Russia investigation. Now Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti says hell renew efforts to get Trump to submit to a deposition in a lawsuit Daniels filed to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed ahead of the 2016 election.Avenatti tweeted that the Cohen pleas should permit us to proceed with an expedited depo-sition of Trump under oath about what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did aboutit.Daniels case is currently on hold, but Avenatti said hell be looking to get that hold lifted.The Supreme Court in 1997, ruling in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against President Bill Clinton, held that a sitting president could be made to answer questions as part of a civil lawsuit. But that ruling did not directly address whether a president could be subpoenaed to testify in a criminal investigation, a question the Supreme Court may have to confront if Mueller tries to compel Trumps testi-mony in his probe. If there is evidence of wrongdoing, can Trump be indicted?The Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel, which provides legal advice and guid-ance to executive branch agencies, has held that a sitting president cannot be indicted.Trumps lawyers have said that Mueller plans to adhere to that guidance, though Muellers office has never indepen-dently confirmed that. There would presumably be no bar against charging a president after he or she leaves the White House.Sol Wisenberg, who conducted grand jury questioning of Clinton as deputy independent c ounsel during the Whitewater investiga-tion, said he still wanted to see more details of Cohens plea deal, but said obviously its not good for Trump. The stuff on Stormy Daniels is not good for Trump.Im assuming hes not going to be indicted because hes a sitting pres-ident, said Wisenberg. But it leads him closer to ultimate impeachment proceedings, particularly if the Democrats take back the House. How does Cohens plea relate to the Mueller investigation?While the Manafort case was part of Muellers investigation, the Cohen case was not. It was handled by prosecutors in New York. Still, it could give Mueller a boost. VERDICTFrom Page A1


By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe offers are piling up for Tre Mann.According tos Corey Evans, the high-scoring senior guard at The Villages has received more than 20 official offers from some of the top college basketball pro-grams in the nation, including Kansas, North Carolina, Flor-ida and Tennessee.Mann, who originally planned to announce a verbal commitment over the summer before reopening his recruit-ment in July, has official visits scheduled with North Carolina (beginning Sept. 14) and Kansas (Sept. 21). Before those visits, Mann will welcome in-home visits from Tennes-see and Kansas on successive days.He visited Tennessee and Florida in April and May, respectively.Based ons heat map, which gauges each recruits interest in a school, Florida, Kansas and Tennes-see rank highest on Manns radar. However, Evans said North Carolina could move up Manns list after he visits the school. The Tar Heels do not have a pure lead guard and Mann would be the perfect solution,Ž Evans wrote. I still think Florida is the team to beat, but Mann might be the most important for UNCs long-term future and success rate of the next few years.ŽMann is ranked No. 30 in the nation among point guards in the Class of 2019 by the summer, he averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game and shot 38 percent from distance with his AAU team.Mann led The Villages to a 50-11 record the past two sea-sons. He averaged 20 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior and nearly stole the show in January at the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament with back-to-back 30-plus point games, including 37 points against Abington (Pennsyl-vania) Senior High.His performance against Abington came one day after he torched two-time Class 2A state champion Miami Chris-tian for 32 points.Some of the other schools that have made official offers to Mann include: Florida State, South Florida, Miami, UCF, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa State, Memphis, LSU, and USC. | Thursday, August 23, 2018 B1 SPORTS NASCAR B4BOWMAN ON BUBBLE AS PLAYOFFS GET CLOSER Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) scrambles to get away from Florida linebacker David Reese (33) during the second half of a game on Oct. 14, 2017, in Gainesville. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] By Mark LongAssociated PressGAINESVILLE „ Florida linebacker David Reese remembers the low point of 2017 as well as any bone-jar-ring hit or tackle for loss.It came on a cool day at Mis-souri in early November.The Gators allowed 227 yards rushing, 228 yards pass-ing and six touchdowns to the Tigers, who had lost their first four Southeastern Conference games by a combined 85 points.There were tears and tantrums on Floridas sideline and in the locker room, the result of a two-week stretch that saw the programs usually stout defense surrender more than 900 yards and 87 points in consecutive losses to Geor-gia and Mizzou. It wasnt a good showing,Ž Reese said.It was a historically poor performance, exemplifying the teams worst defensive season in decades. The Gators allowed their most points per game (27.3) since 1946 and their most yards per play (5.7) since at least World War II. Simply put, it was the most stunning nose-dive taken by a Florida team filled with flaws under coach Jim McElwain.Now, the Gators expect a quick turnaround in head coach Dan Mullens first season.We just want to get that bad taste out of our mouths,Ž Reese said.Florida has reasons to believe the defense will return to normal this fall. The unit returns every starter outside defensive tackle Taven Bryan and cornerback Duke Dawson as well as well as their top four tacklers.Everybody played last year,Ž defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said. We know whats expected. Weve been in big games. Weve been in small games. Weve just got to take advantage of it.ŽFlorida expects quick x on defense after tumultuous 2017 By Kristie RiekenAssociated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas „ All those zeroes in Jimbo Fishers new contract hang over the coach like a huge cloud.Texas A&M handed Fisher a 10-year, $75 million contract to leave Florida State after Kevin Sumlin was fired last year. Aggie fans believe thats 75 million reasons why he should be the one to deliver their first national title since 1939.He knew what the expectations were before the ink was dry on the deal. And he insists he isnt daunted by them.A contract doesnt make you win,Ž he told The Associated Press. I dont want to have a great team, I want to have a great program and that takes time.ŽFisher faces new challenge with A&M The Villages Tre Mann makes a shot at a summer league basketball game on June 29 at The Villages High School. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKMann of the hourThe Villages star has risen as one of nations top recruitsOhio State trustees met to decide the fate of head coach Urban Meyer on Wednesday. [AP PHOTO/CHARLIE NEIBERGALL, FILE] By Mitch StacyAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ With the eyes of college football watching, Ohio State trustees huddled privately Wednesday to determine the future of head coach Urban Meyer, crafting a judgment of Meyers handling of domestic violence allegations against an assis-tant in the latest abuse scandal for the school and the sport.Meyer and his wife Shelley Meyer waited out the decisions at Longaberger Alumni House, where university lead-ers were pitching Ohio State President Michael V. Drake on whether to fire, suspend or otherwise punish their national title-winning coach less than two weeks before the teams season opener.While the 20 trustees were getting their say, the decision is ultimately Drakes on whether Meyer responded properly to accusations from Courtney Smith, who alleged her husband Zach Smith shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck in 2015, one of several domes-tic incidents involving the couple. Zach Smith has never been charged or convicted of abuse but a judge granted his ex-wife a protective order that prompted his firing in July.The surreal scene played out more like jury deliberations than a personnel decision. Meyer arrived at Longaberger Alumni House at midmorning and his wife, a nurse and instructor at the university whom Courtney Smith says she texted about the abuse, entered the building about five hours later as the marathon meeting stretched into the afternoon.Ohio S tate meets over Mey ers fateSee MEYER, B3 See FISHER, B3 See GATORS, B3 See NOTEBOOK, B3


B2 Thursday, August 23, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial. BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB Boston 88 39 .693 „ New York 79 46 .632 8 Tampa Bay 65 61 .516 22 Toronto 58 69 .457 30 Baltimore 37 90 .291 51 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 73 52 .584 „ Minnesota 60 66 .476 13 Detroit 52 74 .413 21 Chicago 48 78 .381 25 Kansas City 38 88 .302 35 West Division W L Pct GB Houston 76 50 .603 „ Oakland 76 50 .603 „ Seattle 72 55 .567 4 Los Angeles 63 64 .496 13 Texas 56 72 .438 21 Tuesdays Games Toronto 8, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 6, Boston 3 Detroit 2, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Yankees 2, Miami 1, 12 innings Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 1 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Arizona 5, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 6, Texas 0 Houston 3, Seattle 2 Wednesdays Games Toronto 6, Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 3 Texas at Oakland, late Houston at Seattle, late Chicago Cubs at Detroit, late Cleveland at Boston, late Kansas City at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at Miami, late L.A. Angels at Arizona, late Todays Games Cleveland (Plutko 4-3) at Boston (Price 13-6), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Shields 5-14) at Detroit (Boyd 7-11), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 7-11) at Tampa Bay (Glasnow 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 5-2) at Minnesota (Stewart 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Texas at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 70 55 .560 „ Philadelphia 68 57 .544 2 Washington 63 63 .500 7 New York 55 70 .440 15 Miami 50 77 .394 21 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 71 53 .573 „ St. Louis 70 57 .551 2 Milwaukee 71 58 .550 2 Pittsburgh 63 64 .496 9 Cincinnati 56 71 .441 16 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 70 56 .556 „ Colorado 68 57 .544 1 Los Angeles 67 60 .528 3 San Francisco 62 65 .488 8 San Diego 50 78 .391 21 Tuesdays Games Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 10, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 2, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 6, San Francisco 3 N.Y. Yankees 2, Miami 1, 12 innings Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 7 San Diego 4, Colorado 3 Arizona 5, L.A. Angels 4 St. Louis 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 Wednesdays Games Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 0 Atlanta at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Chicago Cubs at Detroit, late N.Y. Yankees at Miami, late San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at Colorado, late L.A. Angels at Arizona, late St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, late Todays Games Philadelphia (Nola 14-3) at Washington (Scherzer 16-5), 1:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-5) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-7), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 6-7) at Colorado (Freeland 11-7), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Newcomb 10-6) at Miami (Straily 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 6-3) at Chicago Cubs (Hamels 8-9), 8:05 p.m. Fridays Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Texas at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERSThrough Tuesdays games AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Betts, Boston, .340; Martinez, Boston, .331; Altuve, Houston, .329; Machado, Los Angeles, .315; Segura, Seattle, .315; Trout, Los Angeles, .309; Brantley, Cleveland, .304; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, .303; Smith, Tampa Bay, .302; Benintendi, Boston, .300. RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 103; Betts, Boston, 101; Martinez, Boston, 94; Benintendi, Boston, 88; Ramirez, Cleveland, 87; Stanton, New York, 82; Trout, Los Angeles, 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; Bogaerts, Boston, 78; Cruz, Seattle, 78; Bregman, Houston, 77. HITS: Martinez, Boston, 152; Segura, Seattle, 150; Lindor, Cleveland, 146; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 145; Rosario, Minnesota, 144; Betts, Boston, 143; Castellanos, Detroit, 139; Benintendi, Boston, 138; Brantley, Cleveland, 137; Stanton, New York, 137. DOUBLES: Lindor, Cleveland, 39; Bregman, Houston, 38; Betts, Boston, 37; Bogaerts, Boston, 37; Escobar, Arizona, 37; Abreu, Chicago, 36; Andujar, New York, 36; Pillar, Toronto, 35; 4 tied at 34. TRIPLES: Smith, Tampa Bay, 9; Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Hernandez, Toronto, 7; Benintendi, Boston, 6; Chapman, Oakland, 6; Profar, Texas, 6; Span, Seattle, 6; 5 tied at 5. HOME RUNS: Martinez, Boston, 38; Davis, Oakland, 37; Ramirez, Cleveland, 37; Gallo, Texas, 32; Stanton, New York, 32; Cruz, Seattle, 30; Trout, Los Angeles, 30; Lindor, Cleveland, 29; Betts, Boston, 27; 2 tied at 26. STOLEN BASES: Ramirez, Cleveland, 28; Gordon, Seattle, 27; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 27; Smith, Tampa Bay, 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, New York, 16-6; Carrasco, Cleveland, 15-6; Porcello, Boston, 15-6; Snell, Tampa Bay, 15-5; Happ, New York, 14-6; Price, Boston, 13-6; 6 tied at 12. ERA: Sale, Boston, 1.97; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.07; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.22; Verlander, Houston, 2.65; Cole, Houston, 2.73; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.74; Morton, Houston, 2.78; Fiers, Oakland, 3.21; Clevinger, Cleveland, 3.25; Severino, New York, 3.28. STRIKEOUTS: Cole, Houston, 226; Verlander, Houston, 223; Sale, Boston, 219; Bauer, Cleveland, 214; Severino, New York, 181; Paxton, Seattle, 176; Morton, Houston, 175; Kluber, Cleveland, 166; Carrasco, Cleveland, 161; Snell, Tampa Bay, 160. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Freeman, Atlanta, .322; Markakis, Atlanta, .318; Gennett, Cincinnati, .312; Arenado, Colorado, .309; Martinez, St. Louis, .309; Yelich, Milwaukee, .308; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .308; Zobrist, Chicago, .306; Cain, Milwaukee, .304; Peralta, Arizona, .300. 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, 79; Freeman, Atlanta, 77; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 77. 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; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 29; Polanco, Pittsburgh, 29; Rendon, Washington, 29; 2 tied at 28. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 10; Baez, Chicago, 8; Nimmo, New York, 8; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; Desmond, Colorado, 7; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 7; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, 6; Difo, Washington, 6; Rosario, New York, 6; 8 tied at 5. HOME RUNS: Carpenter, St. Louis, 34; Arenado, Colorado, 30; Harper, Washington, 30; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 29; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 28; Muncy, Los Angeles, 28; Suarez, Cincinnati, 28; Story, Colorado, 26; 3 tied at 25. STOLEN BASES: Turner, Washington, 32; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 29; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 28; Cain, Milwaukee, 24; Inciarte, Atlanta, 24; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Baez, Chicago, 20; Jankowski, San Diego, 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; Marquez, Colorado, 11-9; 5 tied at 10. ERA: deGrom, New York, 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. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SCHEDULE-WINNERSThrough Aug. 20 Feb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ DAYTONA 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr) March 26 „ STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-Monster Energy Open (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600 (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400 (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota / Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr) July 1 „ Overtona ’s 400 (Kyle Busch) July 7 „ Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Erik Jones) July 14 „ Quaker State 400 (Martin Truex Jr) July 22 „ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400 (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5 „ Go Bowling at The Glen (Chase Elliott) Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400 (Kevin Harvick) Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Kurt Busch) Sep. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sep. 9 „ Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard, Speedway, Ind. Sep. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas, Nev. Sep. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 30 „ Bank of America Roval 400, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ Dover 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points raceNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP POINTS LEADERSThrough 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. 21. William Byron, 442. 22. Jamie McMurray, 434. 23. Chris Buescher, 380. 24. AJ Allmendinger, 376. 25. David Ragan, 349. 26. Bubba Wallace, 346. 27. Kasey Kahne, 345. 28. Michael McDowell, 344. 29. Ty Dillon, 310. 30. Matt DiBenedetto, 266. 31. Trevor Bayne, 214. 32. Landon Cassill, 123. 33. Gray Gaulding, 118. 34. Matt Kenseth, 117. 35. Cole Whitt, 90. 36. D.J. Kennington, 82. 37. Corey Lajoie, 79. 38. Jeffrey Earnhardt, 70. 39. Brendan Gaughan, 49. 40. Reed Sorenson, 45. 41. Harrison Rhodes, 23. 42. Blake Jones, 21. 43. Kyle Weatherman, 16. 44. Mark Thompson, 15. 45. Chris Cook, 6. 46. Tomy Drissi, 5. 47. Derrike Cope, 4. 48. Danica Patrick, 2. 49. Cody Ware, 1.NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP LAPS LED LEADERSThrough Aug. 20 1. Kevin Harvick, 1198 2. Kyle Busch, 1090 3. Martin Truex Jr, 676 4. Ryan Blaney, 585 5. Kurt Busch, 458 6. Clint Bowyer, 451 7. Kyle Larson, 382 8. Brad Keselowski, 323 9. Joey Logano, 321 10. Denny Hamlin, 259 11. Chase Elliott, 220 12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr, 121 13. Aric Almirola, 115 14. Erik Jones, 88 15. Alex Bowman, 67 16. Ryan Newman, 57 17. William Byron, 53 18. Daniel Suarez, 35 19. Michael McDowell, 31 20. Kasey Kahne, 30 21. Jimmie Johnson, 29 22. Austin Dillon, 23 23. Bubba Wallace, 15 24. Paul Menard, 12 25. AJ Allmendinger, 9 26. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 27. Ty Dillon, 3 27. Jamie McMurray, 3 29. Chris Buescher, 1 29. Brendan Gaughan, 1 29. Justin Marks, 1NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP POLE WINNERSThrough Aug. 20 1. Martin Truex Jr, 5 2. Kurt Busch, 3 2. Kyle Busch, 3 2. Kyle Larson, 3 5. Ryan Blaney, 2 5. Denny Hamlin, 2 5. Kevin Harvick, 2 8. Alex Bowman, 1 8. Chase Elliott, 1 8. Paul Menard, 1 8. Daniel Suarez, 1NHRA LEADERSThrough Aug. 19 Top Fuel 1. x-Steve Torrence, 1,332. 2. x-Tony Schumacher, 1,145. 3. x-Clay Millican, 1,144. 4. x-Leah Pritchett, 1,118. 5. x-Doug Kalitta, 1,027. 6. x-Antron Brown, 1,026. 7. Terry McMillen, 791. 8. Brittany Force, 787. 9. Scott Palmer, 701. 10. Mike Salinas, 694. 11. Richie Crampton, 692. 12. Blake Alexander, 522. Funny Car 1. x-Courtney Force, 1,372. 2. x-Ron Capps, 1,177. 3. x-Robert Hight, 1,154. 4. x-Jack Beckman, 1,110. 5. x-Matt Hagan, 1,102. 6 (tie), x-Tommy Johnson Jr. and x-J.R. Todd, 987. 8. John Force, 855. 9. Shawn Langdon, 791. 10. Tim Wilkerson, 747. 11. Bob Tasca III, 723. 12. Cruz Pedregon, 672. 13. Jonnie Lindberg, 649. Pro Stock 1. Greg Anderson, 1,262. 2. Tanner Gray, 1,242. 3. Erica Enders, 1,146. 4. Vincent Nobile, 1,084. 5. Jeg Coughlin, 1,055. 6. Deric Kramer, 1,045. 7. Jason Line, 986. 8. Chris McGaha, 983. 9. Drew Skillman, 959. 10. Bo Butner, 930. 11. Alex Laughlin, 741. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1. x-Andrew Hines, 784. 2. x-Eddie Krawiec, 773. 3. x-Hector Arana Jr, 646. 4. x-LE Tonglet, 641. 5. x-Jerry Savoie, 588. 6. x-Matt Smith, 540. 7. Scotty Pollacheck, 480. 8. Angie Smith, 409. 9. Angelle Sampey, 372. 10. Hector Arana, 353. 11. Jim Underdahl, 343. 12. Steve Johnson, 334. 13. Joey Gladstone, 317. 14. Cory Reed, 310. 15. Ryan Oehler, 300. 16. Karen Stoffer, 277. 17. Mark Paquette, 178. x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. GOLF PGA TOURTHE NORTHERN TRUST Site: Paramus, N.J. Course: Ridgewood CC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 71. Purse: $9 million. Winners share: $1,620,000. Television: Today-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 “ 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 “ rst time in “ 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, “ nished at No. 125. ... Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Bud Cauley and Patrick Rodgers are not playing, leaving the “ 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 “ rst shot at reaching No. 1 in the world. ... The “ 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.comLPGA TOURCP WOMENS CANADIAN OPEN Site: Regina, Saskatchewan. Course: Wascana CC. Yardage: 6,675. Par: 71. Purse: $2,250,000. Winners share: $337,500. Television: Today-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 Womens Canadian Open, the “ 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 Womens 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.comPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBOEING CLASSIC Site: Snoqualmie, Wash. Course: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Yardage: 7,172. Par: 72. Purse: $2.1 million. Winners 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 Dicks 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 “ 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 “ rst back-to-back winner of the Dicks 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 „ at Dicks 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: TOURD+D REAL CZECH MASTERS Site: Prague. Course: Albatross Golf Resort. Yardage: 7,467. Par: 72. Purse: 1 million euros. Winners share: 166,667 euros. Television: Today-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 “ 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 “ fth straight year for the Czech Masters. It “ 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 “ rst European Tour event at the Dubai Desert Classic in 1999. ... Dru Love, the son of Davis Love III, is playing on a sponsors exemption. ... The “ eld includes three players from Europes last Ryder Cup team „ Willett, Thomas Pieters and Lee Westwood. Next week: Made in Denmark. Online: www.europeantour.comWEB.COM TOURNATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Columbus, Ohio. Course: The Ohio State University GC (Scarlett). Yardage: 7,455. Par: 71. Purse: $1 million. Winners share: $180,000. Television: Today, 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 “ rst of four 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 improve their priority status for the PGA Tour next year. ... The “ 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 Finals with his third-place “ nish last week in Portland. Next week: DAP Championship. Online: TOURSMEN USGA: U.S. Senior Amateur, Eugene CC, Eugene, Ore. Defending champion: Sean Knapp. Online: Japan Golf Tour: RIZAP KBC Augus, Keya GC, Fukuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Yuta Ikeda. Online: Sunshine Tour: Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge, Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, South Africa. Defending champion: Oliver Bekker. Online: WOMEN Korean LPGA Tour: High1 Resort Ladies Open, High One Resort, Jeongseon, South Korea. Defending champion: Jeong-eun Lee. Online: Japan LPGA Tour: Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament, Defending champion: Jiyai Shin. Online: 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 14Mondays GameBaltimore 20, Indianapolis 19WEEK 3 Thursdays GamePhiladelphia at Cleveland, 8 p.m.Fridays 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.Saturdays 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.Sundays GamesCincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCEREASTERN 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 tieTodays GameNew York Red Bulls at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Thursdays GamesColumbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 4:55 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 „ Formula One, Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix, practice, at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium BASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, consolation game, Barcelona (Spain) vs. Coeur dAlene (Idaho), at Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, Guayama (Puerto Rico)-Surrey (British Columbia) winner vs. Seoul (South Korea)-Kawaguchi (Japan) loser, at Williamsport, Pa. 7 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.)-Peachtree City (Ga.) winner vs. Staten Island (N.Y.)-Honolulu loser, at Williamsport, Pa. GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, “ rst round, at Prague 9 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, “ rst round, at Prague 10:30 a.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, CP Womens Open, “ rst round, at Regina, Saskatchewan 2 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, The Northern Trust, “ rst round, at Ridgewood, N.J. 6 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship, “ rst round, at Columbus, Ohio HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, New York Turf Writers Cup and Riskaverse Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, San Francisco at N.Y. Mets OR Chicago White Sox at Detroit 4 p.m. MLB „ San Diego at Colorado (joined in progress) 7 p.m. SUN „ Kansas City at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Atlanta at Miami 8 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs OR Oakland at Minnesota NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX „ Preseason, Philadelphia at Cleveland WNBA BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, second round (single-elimination), Los Angeles at Washington 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, second round (single-elimination), Phoenix at Connecticut VOLLEYBALLEustis 3, Mount Dora 0 Brittiney Jones had 13 kills, seven blocks and two aces while Swey Brown had four kills and four blocks against her former team as Eustis swept to a 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 win over Mount Dora on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.Eustis travels to play South Lake on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Mount Dora hosts Tavares on Monday at 7 p.m. East Ridge 3, The Villages 0Bethany Cudnik had 16 assists and three aces, Naomi Cabello added seven kills, 11 assists and nines aces and Lateisha Edwards recorded five kills and four blocks to lead East Ridge to a 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 win over The Villages on Tuesday in Clermont. It was the first game of the year for both teams.Iaya Harris had nine kills and Jessiannie Rivera added 19 digs for The Villages.East Ridge travels to Daytona Beach Seabreeze on Thursday while The Villages hosts Lake Minneola on Thursday at 7 p.m.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP NEW YORKMLBs opening day on March 28 will be earliest everMajor league baseball says all 30 teams will play on March 28, the earliest opening day in history, excluding international openers.The previous earliest opening day was March 29 of this year.MLB released the 2019 schedule Wednesday. It will begin with the Japan opening series between the Seattle Mariners and host Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome on March 20-21.The 2019 season will be the second under the scheduling format agreed to as part of the 2017-2021 basic agreement.SPORTS BRIEFS


South Lakes D.J. Myers meets NFL star The last year for D.J. Myers has been anything but easy.The former South Lake High School football player suffered a spinal injury on July 25, 2017, at a football camp that initially left him unable to move from the neck down.Over time, Myers has regained some feeling, but remains wheelchair-bound and unable to feel anything below his belly button. Under-standably, Myers has endured good days and bad.Since his injury, one of Myers biggest sources of inspiration has come from Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson. In the days after his injury and subsequent surgery, Myers got a cellphone video from Jackson, his favorite player, as well as an autographed game jersey. On Aug. 11, Myers and Jack-son finally met when Myers attended a Buccaneers prac-tice in Tampa. Getting to watch practice from the sidelines of the teams practice facility was enough to leave Myers upbeat and in a positive frame of mind. However, when Jackson began walking toward him, it was almost too much for Myers to handle.I cant do it, I cant do it,Ž Myers said as Jackson approached him. Oh my God, man. Oh my God.ŽAccording to a report on, the pair talked about football and video games, with Jackson promising to get Myers a copy of the newest Madden football game. After Myers told Jackson he would whoopŽ him in Madden foot-ball, Jackson laughed and said the two would eventually play.Jackson also introduced Myers to his teammates, referring to Myers as his little brother.Ž(I told him), Dont get down on yourself,Ž Jackson told I know its hard, its tough, especially going through therapy. (Hes) taking it one step at a time and just really trying to better himself. Mentally, just not being able to just get up and go outside and walk and play with friends, Im sure its (frus-trating), but Im just trying to encourage him ƒŽAt South Lake, Myers is expected to be part of the foot-ball program this season as an assistant coach. Prep basketball at WildwoodWildwood Middle High School boys basketball coach Marcus Hawkins has announced the JBU Grind Velocity Tour will conduct a camp on Sept. 15 in the Wood-shed „ the Wildwood gym.The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is designed for individuals in sixth grade through 12th.Registration fee is $20 per player and lunch is included in the cost. Registration is open until Sept. 7.Instructors will be Wildwood coaches, along with Kelvin Mattair, owner of JBU Fitness; Delton Johnson, a Grind Veloc-ity basketball trainer; and, Zach Hodskins, who played for two seasons at the University of Florida despite having only one hand.For more information, con-tact Hawkins at 850-673-9920 or Wildcats assistant coach DJuan Graham at 352-205-3932.The ultimate coaching family?Congratulations to Lake Minneola volleyball coach Baylie Ross and Leesburg cross country coach Dustin Ross for their recent wedding. The pair were married just before the school year began.Baylie Ross is one of only two girls basketball players at Leesburg High School to have her uniform number retired. The former Baylie Bridges led the Yellow Jackets to the 2011 Class 4A Final Four.When she graduated in 2012, Bridges was the leading scorer in school history.Ross is beginning his second season with the Yellow Jack-ets cross country team.By Fred GoodallAssociated PressTAMPA „ DeSean Jackson is eager to rebound from one of the least productive sea-sons of his career and help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers end a long playoff drought.The Bucs struggled a year ago to incorporate the speedy receiver into an offense expected to be more potent after the three-time Pro Bowl selection was signed to a $33.5 million contract in free agency.Jackson, 31, established himself as one of the leagues top deep threats over nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.He averaged a career-worst 13.4 yards per reception and scored just three touchdowns in his first year with Tampa Bay, which lost 10 of 13 fol-lowing a 2-1 start to miss the playoffs for the 10th straight season.The Cleveland Browns, who havent earned a playoff berth since 2002, are the only team with a longer playoff drought.Any time I get an opportunity to make good plays and spark this offense with explosive plays ... or scoring touchdowns „ what-ever it is, Im here to do (it),Ž Jackson said.Obviously last year was a disappointing year for myself and the team,Ž the receiver added. I just want to be able to ... give them high energy, good plays, and explosive plays.ŽJackson, who spent extra time in the offseason with Jameis Winston in hopes of improving chemistry between him and the quarterback on deep throws, enters his 11th season with 548 receptions for 9,487 yards and 49 TDs.Hes also scored three touchdowns rushing and four more on punt returns.D-Jack is about 40 years old, but hes still the fastest dude on our team,Ž defensive tackle Gerald McCoy joked. Its hard for guys to run with him.ŽNevertheless, the Bucs couldnt get the ball to him consistently in 2017.While Winstons favorite target, Mike Evans, contin-ued to prosper with his fourth consecutive season with 1,000 yards receiving, Jackson finished with 50 catches for 668 yards „ both lows for him in a year when hes played at least 12 games.And, for the first time since his rookie year with the Eagles in 2008, Jackson didnt have a reception of at least 60 yards.While hes not making any bold predictions, the receiver is confident the offense will be better this fall.We have a lot of weapons and a lot of options for the quarterback to drop back and throw the ball to. Im excited about that,Ž said Jackson, who has three receptions for 91 yards through two pre-season games.The veteran receiver thinks Tampa Bay has one of the best groups of targets in the league with himself, Evans, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries and tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard.He also likes offseason moves that included bolstering the offensive and defensive lines, as well as drafting running back Ronald Jones.We have a lot more com-petitive players now. A lot of new additions coming from winning mentalities. Theyre able to push the drive and push other guys on this team to the highest of their poten-tial,Ž Jackson said.Obviously last year was a frustrating year for everyone thats a part of the Buccaneers. But theres one common goal: to go out there, put the work in, and hopefully the results show on Sundays.ŽCoach Dirk Koetter said Jackson is having an out-standing training camp.I think DeSean has really asserted himself not only as a veteran, but as a leader,Ž the coach said.DeSean has instant street cred because of his career. ... Its a big difference if you see a guy that you respect out there doing what hes supposed to do versus a guy thats out there moping around,Ž Koet-ter added. Hats off to him, hes doing a good job.Ž | Thursday, August 23, 2018 B3The Villages Tre Mann gets the ball at a summer league basketball game on June 29 at The Villages High School. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) runs up “ eld ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes, left, during a game on Sept. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. [AP PHOTO/JIM MONE] Jackson ready to shrug o disappointing year Fisher has taken over a program that went 7-5 and 4-4 in Southeastern Confere nce play last season and one that hasnt reached 10 wins since 2012. Fisher won a national title in 2013 and three Atlantic Coast Confer-ence championships in eight seasons with the Seminoles.The Aggies seem ready to buy into Fishers brand of coaching. Player after player raved about their new boss.Coach Fisher has brought a sense of history,Ž running back Trayveon Williams said. He has been to the national championship, and he knows what it takes to win. He has brought that to this university, and he brought great coaching. He brought in the right guys to get us ready to win a national championship.ŽThe good vibes hit a bump this week after a former player who transferred to Arizona suggested Fishers staff may have committed NCAA violations earlier this year. Linebacker Santino Marchiol told USA Today that assistant Bradley Dale Peveto gave him cash on two occasions to entertain recruits on unofficial visits to campus and that manda-tory team activities were run at impermissible times.Fisher is just the fourth head coach to leave a school where he has won an AP national championship and go directly into another col-lege job. The last to do it was Johnny Majors, who went from Pittsburgh to Tennes-see in 1977. Fisher had signed a contract extension through 2024 that was paying him $5.7 million last season. The 52-year-old West Virginia native seemed to have it made in Tallahassee „ so why take on this challenge?I dont think theres any one reason,Ž he said. Theres an accumulation of things. All the things have to be in place so you can do it. There was a lot of intrigue. First, I think you have the resources to do it all. Secondly, you have a commitment from your administration that is very important, people that see things in the same vision as I do.Ž FISHERFrom Page B1Florida also is counting on defensive coordinator Todd Grantham making a huge difference. Grantham has a recent history of quick fixes, including at Missis-sippi State last season. The Bulldogs improved from 93rd in scoring defense in 2016 to 26th in 2017, and jumped from 110th in total defense in 2016 to 10th.Grantham enjoyed similar improvements at Louisville (2014-16) and at Georgia (2010-13).The biggest thing we always talk about on defense is playing to our identity, which we say is fast, physical and aggressive,Ž said Grantham, who has installed a 3-4 scheme filled with blitzes. And coaching is a part of developing that identity because really it gets down to habits. Were not where we need to be yet, but our guys have embraced trying to develop the habits we need to be that kind of defense.If you do play to that identity, you have a good chance to win the game.ŽTalent helps, and the Gators believe they have plenty.It starts up front, where pass-rushers CeCe Jeffer-son, Jachai Polite and Jabari Zuniga will be counted on the create pressure. Khairi Clark, Elijah Conliffe and T.J. Slaton are expected to be run-stuffers inside.The secondary features Gardner-Johnson, a senior, and talented sophomore cornerbacks C.J. Henderson and Marco Wilson, a duo that got valuable play-ing time and experience last year.Reese is the glueŽ in the middle, the one holding it all together.Ive got so much talent around me,Ž Reese said. Just make sure were com-municating and everyones playing on the same page. Weve got all the athletes in the world. As long as were one, were going to be hard to beat. As long as we dont let big plays happen, its going to be hard to score on us.ŽFlorida ranked in the top 15 nationally in total defense every year between 2008 and 2016, a nine-year run that included eight top-10 finishes in the ultra-tough SEC. Solid defense was the norm, despite coaching and personnel changes.It deteriorated last year, but Florida wants it to be a one-year hiccup and not a two-year trend.Thats extremely moti-vating,Ž Jefferson said. We are used to crystal balls and SEC championships, playing in big games. Its extremely motivating. ... I was part of that defense that let it slip. That just doesnt sit well, and I find it extremely motivating.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1Athletic director Gene Smith e ntered eight hours after the meeting began, accompa-nied by his wife.Zach and Courtney Smith separated in June 2015, divorced in 2016 and still have a court case pending.Countless hours have gone into conducting and support-ing this comprehensive review,Ž Board Chairman Michael Gasser said as the meeting opened about 9 a.m., stretching all day with reporters outside closed doors hanging on every move-ment and left guessing on when a decision would be reached.An Ohio State spokesman said there was no guarantee a resolution would be announced right after the meeting, even as the saga overshadowed the teams preparation for its 2018 season.Neither Meyer nor his wife commented.During a break, trustee and former Ohio State basketball star Clark Kellogg told dozens of gathered reporters that prog-ress was being made and Meyer was not in the room where trustees were discussing the investigation.Factfinders briefed the board on Monday. The trustees hired an outside law firm for $500,000 to do the investiga-tion, which took two weeks.Meyer has said he handled accusations properly when he found out about them, but acknowledged he lied to reporters at first when he said he hadnt heard of the 2015 incident. Ohio State put Meyer under investigation after Courtney Smith went public, giving a reporter text messages and pictures she traded with Shelley Meyer in 2015.Ohio State is also dealing with a scandal involving alleged sexual misconduct by an athletic doctor in the 1980s and 1990s, and allegations that a former diving coach sexually abused young divers several years ago.On Tuesday, the university announced the creation of a new center to handle and respond to complaints by students, faculty and staff involving sexual harassment and domestic violence. MEYERFrom Page B1 NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1


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KEVIN HARVICK Twentyfourstarts, 20top-10s MARTIN TRUEXJR. Nowcastingoneeye toward2019 ride KURTBUSCH Wouldrather skiptheoff week CHASE ELLIOTT Ninthor betterin past“ve starts ERIKJONES Finished“fth threeofpast fourweeks CLINT BOWYER Finallyfound hiswayback totop-10 “nish RYAN BLANEY Middlename isMichael KYLE LARSON Cantstring togethera goodmonth TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ JOEY LOGANO Seems tohave nippedthe mini-slumpTHREETHINGSTOWATCHBRISTOL THREETHINGSWELEARNEDDARLINGTON FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadtoask ourselvesGODWINSPICKS FORROADAMERICA MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTItsanoffweekontheCup schedule,butwerefusetoparticipateintheirslacking. Tuneinonlineat w daytonamotormouths CUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS& ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybea fewactualanswers CanKurtBuschturntheBig3 intotheBig4intimeforthe playoffs? GODSPEAK: Inordertobreak intotheBig3Žclub,youneed morethanalonevictory.Maybe KurtwillbetheBig1Žin November. KENSCALL: Hesgettinghisroll togetherattherighttime,soits possible.Butitsnotgolf„the Big3Žaintlookingforafourth. Whois2018snextnon-winnerto w inthisseason? GODSPEAK: GivemeRyanBlaney afterBristolscoulda,woulda, shouldaperformance.Hewill comebackfromhisweekoff withabigchiponhisshoulder. KENSCALL: Therearesomevery ripepossibilitiesoutthere,butI sayitdoesnthappenuntilJamie McMurraywinsTalladegain October. MARTINTRUEXJR.VS.KYLE BUSCH: Someweeksyougo“shingandgetanibble,andsome weekstheyjumpintotheboat. ThiswaspureBig3ŽonBig 3ŽactionwhenBuschwrecked TruexatBristol. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Truex willhaveanextraweektostew aboutthisincident.Truexs girlfriendSherryPollextweeted: OmgIcantbelievethatjust happened.KyleBuschisa moron.Ž X FINITYWINNER: BillElliott RESTOFTOP5: ChristopherBell, JustinAllgaier,ElliottSadler, ColeCuster FIRSTONEOUT: AustinCindric DARKHORSE: JeremyClements DONTBESURPRISEDIF: NASCAR HallofFamedriverElliottjoins hisson,Chase,asastock-car, road-coursewinnerthisseason. WillKurtsreboundstickthis time?Well,heturned40earlierthis month,wasremarriedearlylast year,andhascappedagood recentrunwithhiswinatBristol. Betteryet,itsbeenquiteawhile sincehewentovertheedgewith deedsorwords.Andnow,word is,hesactuallyacoveteddriver again,settoleaveStewart-Haas Racingnextseasonandreplace JamieMcMurrayinChipGanassis No.1car.Therehavebeentimes whenweconsideredKurtscareer tobeinjeopardy,sothisisquitea resurgence.Andonthe”ipsideƒ?TheresMartinTruexJr.,who enjoyedhisowncareerreboundat FurnitureRowRacing,wonachampionship,mightwinanother,and mayhavetoleavetheteam.Same oldsong:LackofmajorsponsorshipfundingmighthaveTruex shoppingforanewride.Well sayitagain:Thelong-employed businessmodel,whichremains dependentoncorporatefunding, needs“xing,becausecorporate fundingisnolongerautomatic.„KenWillis,ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1.KyleBusch1003 2.KevinHarvick960 3.MartinTruexJr.849 4.KurtBusch796 5.ClintBowyer776 6.JoeyLogano768 7.RyanBlaney733 8.BradKeselowski730 9.KyleLarson729 10.DennyHamlin707 11.ChaseElliott697 12.AricAlmirola658 13.ErikJones635 14.JimmieJohnson604 15.AlexBowman572 16.RickyStenhouseJr.493 17.RyanNewman481 18.DanielSuarez479 19.AustinDillon475 20.PaulMenard473 XFINITY: Johnsonville180 SITE: RoadAmerica(4.048-mile roadcourse) SCHEDULE: Saturday,race(NBC SportsNetwork,3p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: Chevrolet250 SITE: CanadianTireMotorsport Park(2.459-mileroadcourse) TVSCHEDULE: Sunday,race(Fox Sports1,2:30p.m.) 1.DriversclinchWithtworegularseasonraceslefton theschedule,12drivers havequali“edforthe playoffs,including threeonpointsafter theBristolrace.In additiontoninerace winners,RyanBlaney, BradKeselowskiand KyleLarsonwillgetin onpoints.Welljust continueto“ght,Ž Larsonsaid.2.FixthatclogTheexittoBristolspit roadwasconstantly cloggedwithstockcars jockeyingforposition, becausecarsrestarting ontheoutsidelanehad aclearadvantage.It wassocriticalthatat onepoint,ChaseElliott slammedonhisbrakes toletClintBowyerpass himonpitroad.3.Truckgate closedIfyoublinkedthis weekend,youmight havemissedthisfact: TheCampingWorld TruckSeriesplayoff “eldwassetatBristol. The“naleightareNoah Gragson,MattCrafton, BrettMof“tt,Grant En“nger,BenRhodes, JustinHaley,Stewart FriesenandJohnny Sauter.Congrats.„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comKyleLarson,shownhereleadingtheBristolrace, “nishedsecondonthenightbutclinchedaCupSeries playoffpositionbasedonhispointstotal.[AP/WADE PAYNE] 1.FourtollAfter24regular-season races,thereareonly fourNASCARCupSeries playoffpositionsleft upforgrabswithtwo racesremainingonthe slate.AlexBowmanis onthebubblewitha 79-pointadvantageon RickyStenhouseJr.If adriveroutsideofthe safe-pointszonewins, thenBowmanwouldbe eliminated.Everybody willhaveplentyoftime torunthenumbers;no Cupracethisweekend.2.NumbersalloverBristolMotorSpeedway isoneofthesmallest tracksinNASCAR,but onethatproducedbig numbers.WhenKurt Buschtookthecheckered”agSaturday night,itrepresentedthe FordFusions100thCup win.Thetriumphwas Buschs“rstsincewinningthe2017Daytona 500,aspanof59races. ItwascrewchiefBilly Scotts“rstwinanda series-leading10thfor Stewart-HaasRacing. Whew!3.BaynesbestTrevorBaynescoredhis best“nishoftheseason (11th)atBristolMotor Speedwayandwillget thenextthreeweeks off.TheCupSeriesis offthisweek,and2003 NASCARchampionMatt Kensethwillwheelthe No.6Roush Fenway FordatDarlingtonand Indy.Everyweekend whenIleavethetrack Ijustkindoflookand say,DidIdoeverything Icoulddotogetevery position?ŽBaynesaid.„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comAlexBowmanstartedtheseasonwithaDaytona500 poleposition.Nowheis“ghtingtogetintotheCup Seriesplayoffs.[AP/JOHNRAOUX]

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PAGE 17 | Thursday, August 23, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentDeval DivasŽ continues this week at the Tavares Community Theater until Aug. 26 featuring pink collar criminals playing the system again. Johnny Counterfeit brings his many voices to the stage for songs and clean comedy at the Orange Blossom Opry on Saturday. And, the Fun Bus has announced a dinner and theater package to and from the theater for the Bay Street Players The Full MontyŽ production in Eustis. The first weekend in September brings a potpourri of plays, with The Full MontyŽ in Eustis, Into the WoodsŽ in Leesburg and Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ in Clermont. Heres whats On Stage: Deval DivasŽ The comedy Deval Divas,Ž by the Tavares Community Theater, plays until Aug. 26 at the Bridges Family Center, 1100 N. St. Clair Abrams in Tavares. In the production, Stella Wild, M.B.A, Rosemary Adams, J.D., M.B.A., Linda Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, M.B.A., have something in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isnt a swanky high-rise apartment building. They reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a lowsecurity prison for white and pinkŽ collar criminals. With the warden in one pocket and their cell block guard in another, the divasŽ continue to indulge their lavish and luxurious lifestyles until Beth is prematurely released and a murderer moves into her place. Adding insult to injury, the Department of Corrections intends to close the Deval facility and relocate inmates to the less-than-glamorous Black Rock Federal Prison. There are mild adult themes. In that situation I think its unusual, yet it has got that common story of women bonding and rising above the situation and being able to see the good in everybody,Ž said theater founder and actress Noel Miner. Details: tavarestheater. Org. The Johnny Counter t Show Go back in time with the Johnny Counterfit Show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange Blossom Opry, with more than 200 voices for traditional and pop songs, as well as actors and politicians in music and clean comedy. Impressions run the gamut from Johnny Cash to Vince Gill, Rodney Dangerfield to Johnny Carson, Archie and Edith Bunker, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan singing. Tickets: $14 to $17. Reservations: 352-821-1201 or The Fun Bus The Full MontyŽ package The Fun Bus offers The Full MontyŽ group packages Sept. 7 to 30 with a 10-person minimum and ON STAGEDivas continues in Tavares, comedy at the OpryBy Ed Symkus More Content NowIts not a very good title, but its a beautifully made film, and is one of those rare pieces of commercial cinema that works equally well for all ages. Set 20,000 years ago in the then-mostly unsettled wilds of Europe, it opens on a group of men, crawling on the ground, spears in hand, approaching a herd of bison. Its this tribes annual hunt before the rugged winter closes in. Things go terribly wrong, especially for young Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is the son of the chief and is on his first hunt, hoping „ as is his dad „ to prove that hes capable of being a leader someday. But before the situation is resolved, everything flashes back one week, to just before the hunters set out. Using only spare, simple dialogue, all of it subtitled (I have no idea what language they were speaking, or if it was just made up), the script tells of ancient tribal rituals and has the chief (Jhannes Haukur Jhannesson) attempting to teach Keda how to start a fire, how to kill game, how, upon meeting a new person, you should raise your head and stare straight into his eyes. Even though, at this early point in the film, director Albert Hughes (half of the Hughes brothers team) and cinematographer Martin Gschlacht have made it clear that this is going to be a stunningly good-looking movie as far as capturing the scope of the landscape as well as action sequences, they take it a step further with a generous use of nighttime close-ups of faces in firelight. Theres also „ and you dont get this admission out of me very often „ excellent use of 3D, in that its used for depth rather than gimmickry. The films title eventually comes up. It concerns the leader of a wolf pack, which dad talks about to Keda, explaining that MOVIE REVIEWAlpha is an ambitious adventure for all agesAlpha and Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) try to make it through another cold night. [COLUMBIA PICTURES] AlphaŽ€ Written by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt; direct by Albert Hughes € With Kodi Smit-McPhee € Rated PG-13 See STAGE, C3 See REVIEW, C3 There will be gobs of seafood, along with entertainment, during the Mount Dora Seafoood Festival Saturday and Sunday at Simpson Cove and Elizabeth Evans Park. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this weekendPirates, seafood, cars and cosplay abound this weekendBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentThe last weekend in August offers a bounty of outdoor activities to celebrate the end of summer. There's a little something for everyone: Pirates, rum, a treasure hunt, a seafood festival and the Central Florida Oyster Shuck-Off in Mount Dora. Classic cars on parade in Eustis. And the ultimate Geek Fest …costumes, cosplay, steampunk society and Renaissance Era re-enactments … in Astor. Here's what's On Tap this weekend: Mount Dora Seafood Festival The fourth-annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival grows each year, with more seafood, rum tastings and swashbuckling (and karaokesinging) pirates than ever before. It runs Saturday and Sunday Its Pirate Week in Mount Dora, leading up to this weekends Mount Dora Seafood Festival. Yes, expect to see some pirates meandering through the area over the next few days. [SUBMITTED]See TAP, C3


C2 Thursday, August 23, 2018 | MUSIC & BOOKS TOP SONGS1. In My Feelings, Drake 2. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 3. I Like It, Cardi B,Bad Bunny & J Balvin 4. Better Now, Post Malone 5. SICKO MODE, Travis Scott 6. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer 7. Natural, Imagine Dragons 8. Simple, Florida Georgia Line 9. FEFE (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz), 6ix9ine 10. Mercy, Brett YoungTOP ALBUMS1. ASTROWORLD, Travis Scott 2. Swimming, Mac Miller 3. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Cast Of Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainŽ 4. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 5. STAY DANGEROUS, YG 6. Songs for the Saints, Kenny Chesney 7. I Used to Know Her: The Prelude EP, H.E.R. 8. Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack), Various Artists 9. Scorpion, Drake 10. Among the Ghosts, LuceroiTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending Aug. 12FICTION1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. ParadoxŽ by Catherine Coulter (Gallery Books) 3. The Hate U GiveŽ by Angie Thomas Balzer & Bray (Harperteen) 4. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. Cottage by the SeaŽ by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine)NONFICTION1. The Russia HoaxŽ by Gregg Jarrett (Broadside) 2. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 3. Liars, Leakers and LiberalsŽ by Jeanine Pirro (Center Street) 4. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckŽ by Mark Manson (HarperOne)FICTION E-BOOKS1. OriginŽ by Dan Brown (Anchor) 2. ParadoxŽ by Catherine Coulter (Gallery Books) 3. Wild Like the WindŽ by Kristen Ashley (Kristen Ashley) 4. Dr. Strange BeardŽ by Penny Reid (Penny Reid) 5. The Other WomanŽ by Daniel Silva (Harper)NONFICTION E-BOOKS1. EducatedŽ by Tara Westover (Random House) 2. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 3. The Guns of AugustŽ by Barbara W. Tuchman (Random House) 4. The Princess DiaristŽ by Carrie Fisher (Penguin) 5. The Last MadamŽ by Chris Wiltz (Open Road Media)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street Journals list re” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending Aug. 5By Steven WineThe Associated PressAlong with his considerable talents as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, bandleader and radio host, Buddy Miller is an excellent talent scout. In the case of the War and Treaty, Miller gave his stamp of approval „ and a helping hand „ to an act beyond his usual Nashville orbit. Good call, Buddy, as always. Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter, the pride of Albion, Michigan, are husband and wife and a powerhouse R&B duo who sound as though they were born to sing together. Their full-length album debut, Healing Tide,Ž is Americana in that its rooted in the nations pews, fields and street corners, all sweat and spirit and soul. Miller produced and captured the magic of the live performances that have caused such a buzz about the couple. The material draws from Sly Stones family but also the Carter Family, thanks to varied arrangements that include Dobro, banjo and autoharp. Trotter, a wounded warrior who served in Iraq and once composed songs to honor fallen comrades, wrote all 11 tunes with a focus on the glory of love. He and Tanya have huge voices, and while some of the most moving moments come when they dial back the volume, mostly they swing and soar, whoop and wail, testify and sanctify, often in tandem. Showboating? A little. Showstopping? Yes.A powerhouse debut from duo Healing TideThe War and Treaty (Strong World/Thirty Tigers MUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Oline H. CogdillThe Associated PressDavid Joys unflinching look at those who live in the Appalachian area of western North Carolina takes another unconventional spin in The Line That Held Us.Ž Joys mysteries arent about cops or private detectives or amateur sleuths. Instead, Joy writes about rough-hewn men and women eking out a living in an economically depressed area, trying to avoid „ but often affected by „ violence and drugs that permeate the region. Their lives are tied to the land, its history and their families who established lives there decades ago. The Line That Held Us,Ž Joys third novel, continues his ongoing theme. Lifelong best friends Darl Moody and Calvin Hooper are willing to do just about anything for each other. That bond is tested when Darl accidently shoots Carol SissyŽ Brewer, mistaking the mentally challenged man for a wild boar. Darl is guilt-wracked about killing the man, but hes also worried that Carols violent brother, Dwayne, will retaliate against him and his entire family. Darl persuades Calvin to help him bury Carols body, but Dwayne finds out what happened to his brother and launches his own brand of brutal justice, targeting Darl, Calvin and Calvins girlfriend, Angie Moss. The Line That Held UsŽ delves deep into the characters background and motives. Their actions weigh on the conscience of Darl and Calvin, who arent accustomed to such darkness. They were ordinary men „ work-hard, weekend-warrior, get-up-andgo-to-church kind of men.Ž Dwaynes obsession with revenge is stained with his abusive childhood. His morbid fascination with his brothers body adds to his deteriorating mental state.Joy novel takes gritty look at families The Line That Held UsBy David Joy (Putnam) By John CarucciThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ More than 50 years into his career, Rod Stewart shows no sign of slowing down. When hes not on tour, hes busy at home chasing his two young sons, Aiden and Alastair, around the yard. And on Sept. 28, he will release his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses.Ž While known for writing sultry songs „ from Tonights the Night (Gonna Be Alright)Ž to Youre In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)Ž „ Stewarts also not afraid to tackle social issues. In 1976, he broke new ground with The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II),Ž about his friend who was killed because of his sexual identity. Stewart dismisses the idea of being courageous writing the first mainstream pop song to deal with gay bashing. It was a true story and its much easier to write about the truth,Ž Stewart said about the iconic song. The 73-year old crooner gets serious again with his new albums first single, Didnt I,Ž which deals with teenage substance abuse from the parents perspective. In an interview with The Associated Press recently, the Grammy-winning singer discussed his longevity in the music business, what he thinks of the #MeToo movement and maintaining his signature hairstyle.AP: That hair is just amazing. How do you keep it up? Stewart: Its pretty good, isnt it? I dont know. I think Ive just been lucky, you know, with the hair. It gets a lot of manipulation, you know, because I always have to keep it (up). When Im doing a show, I have to go and dry it. ...I cut it every two weeks. No, but other than that I just think Im lucky. AP: You move pretty well onstage for a guy in his 70s... Stewart: Soccer has always been a passion of mine. You know, I played it, read about it, watched it all my life, and I still play a little bit. And I do work out a lot, I must admit. And that keeps me “ t for onstage. How long can I go on? Thats the million-dollar question. You know, I enjoy it. I get excited about it, and as long as that exists, I think I can carry on for another three weeks (laughs). AP: Your two sons were onstage with you at your Madison Square Garden show. Do you always take them on the road? Stewart: They dont come on the stage every night. Only when theyre on tour (with me in the summer). And they pester me. The older one is getting a bit too old for it now. But the young one loves it. You know, he loves it. But having younger kids, Ive got eight kids all together, certainly does keep you on your toes, and they, especially the youngest one, hes just so cute. He amuses me all day long. It makes me smile. And thats longevity in itself, I think being able to smile all day. AP: Youve always been a fan of the ladies, do you consider yourself a ... Stewart: Sex symbol? Now I hate that word. ..I never purposely went out to attract the opposite sex. I mean, it just comes with the music, you know, the music is very sensuous and vibrant. So, if I do something suggestive onstage its merely by accident. AP: The Killing of GeorgieŽ was bold for its time. Do you feel it helped change attitudes in some small way? Stewart: Yeah, yeah, youre right. It was actually banned by the BBC when it “ rst came out. But the most interesting thing about GeorgieŽ is I bump into a lot of people, gay men who say, You know when The Killing of Georgie came out, it really helped me through my breaking out and feeling proud about who I am.Ž And that means a lot to me.50 years on, Stewart not slowing down Rod Stewart poses for a portrait on Aug. 8 in New York to promote his tour and album, Blood Red Roses.Ž [PHOTO BY DREW GURIAN/ INVISION/AP]

PAGE 19 | Thursday, August 23, 2018 C3TODAYLEESBURG HIGH OPEN HOUSE: At 5:30 p.m. at the school, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way. Meet the principal, staff and counselors. Learn about Title I and tour the campus. COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF PARTY: At 6 p.m. at the Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive. For the Lake County Gator Club. $20 for UF Alumni Members, $25 for non-alumni, and $15 for children under. Tickets: www.lakecountygatorclub. com or 352-434-2543. ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 1 to 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Villages Regional Hospital East Campus Second Floor Classroom 2, 1451 El Camino Real. Call 800-272-3900. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: From 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn how to operate digital camera and practice taking shots with instructor Steve Berger. Bring charged digital camera. Go to to register. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@ leesburg” CALENDAR We want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKThe Mount Dora Seafood Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St. With live music, fresh seafood, vendors. Details: www. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] 22-person maximum for the round trip ride, starting with dinner at the Magical Meat Boutique, the ride to and from the Bay Street Theatre in Eustis. Tickets are $75 per person. Details: the-full-montygroup-package/ Upcoming The Full MontyŽ The Bay Street Players in Eustis take to the stage Sept. 7 to 30 with The Full Monty,Ž a 10-time Tony Award nominee based on the film. In the play, while spying on their wives at a girls night out, a group of unemployed steelworkers see how much the ladies enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. Mature audiences recommended for ages 18 and older. Details: Into the WoodsŽ The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg present Into the WoodsŽ Sept. 7 to 23. Happily ever after is just the beginning, but far from the end, as everyones favorite storybook characters are thrown together to overcome obstacles and ultimately forced to discover the true cost of having wishes come true, in this Tony Award winning dark musical comedy fantasy. Rated PG for thematic elements and some suggestive situations. Details: melonpatchplayers. org. Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ The Moonlight Players in Clermont sing and dance through Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ Sept. 7 to 30. Newsies The MusicalŽ is based on the 1992 film Newsies,Ž which in turn was inspired by the reallife newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. Details: AuditionsTHE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROODŽThe Melon Patch Players in Leesburg will hold auditions for The Mystery of Edwin DroodŽ Sunday and Monday. Roles are available for 13 men and 8 women. All cast members will be expected to sing, dance, act, improvise and perform in regional British accents. Bring a song selection with sheet music in the style of the show … no tracks or selections from the show. Be prepared for cold readings and guided improv trials. Bring appropriate attire to learn and perform a dance sequence. Details: STAGEFrom Page C1youre not born an Alpha; you earn it, with courage and your heart.Ž Which goes back to why the title doesnt quite work. The story could be about that wolf, or about Keda one day becoming the Alpha of the tribe or about „ when the story turns to the relationship between Keda and a wild wolf „ which of them will be the Alpha. No, its simply the name Keda assigns to that wolf. But Im getting ahead of myself. The story returns to the opening hunt, and chronicles what went wrong, involving an angry bison, an accident Keda suffers, and the hunters „ including despondent dad „ leaving him for dead on an unreachable cliff ledge. The story, much of it moving along via long stretches of no dialogue, has Keda, all bashed up, getting out of his jam, but finding himself alone in the wilderness, with only basic survival skills (he knows to drink water and eat worms) and a small knife, which he uses to fend off an attack by a pack of wolves. He wounds one, cant bring himself to kill it, and inexplicably decides to nurse it back to health. A quick note about that wolfŽ: Its actually played by a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. A quick check on revealed that these animals were created in Czechoslovakia as part of a military program in the 1950s, are a cross between German Shepherd dogs and wolves, and that it took three years just to find a male German Shepherd who was up to the task of mating with a wolf.Ž The film turns into a story of survival, featuring a human and a wolf. Both are injured, neither trusts the other, both have been abandoned by their tribes. They become an unlikely team, and evolve into a pair of mismatched buddies, both trying to get back home. I will call you Alpha,Ž says Keda. So, theres your title. The story momentarily veers off track when Alphas pack briefly returns. But then the film gets into the fierceness of nature, troubles with illness, and celebrations of heroism, all paired with constant reminders of the vastness of the landscape and how small the two protagonists are within it. The uplifting ending is a tad ridiculous, but the film will delight kids, and they might even learn a few important life lessons. Ed Symkus writes about movies for More Content Now. He can be reached at REVIEWFrom Page C1 at Simpson Cove and Elizabeth Evans Park. The annual event has become so popular that Mayor Nick Girone proclaimed this week Pirate Week, with a treasure trove of pirate-themed events and activities for all ages through the end of the festival on Sunday. Steer clear of the traffic, landlubbers! The city is offering free parking and $5 round-trip train rides on the Orlando & Northwestern Railway from Mount Dora Plaza Friday through Sunday and $5 parking and free shuttles from Mount Dora Christian Academy to get there in comfort. The Landlubber Seafood Tasting Tour is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The selfguided culinary excursion includes seven restaurants and four bonus stops. The tour map must be picked up by 2 p.m. on the day of your tour, and you have until 5 p.m. to complete it. Tickets: $38. Kids have their own events and activities too. The Pirate Village offers a Pirate Adventure and Blackbeards Pirate Show, along with the Kids Zone, which features a mechanical shark ride. The Central Florida Oyster Shuck-Off will crown a champion among some of the best shuckers in the business at 2 p.m. Saturday at the main stage at the Elizabeth Evans Park. Live entertainment begins both days at 11 a.m. at the park and the Pirate Stage in Simpsons Cove. Details: Pirate Week This week-long celebration of swashbuckling kicks off with The Lost Treasure of Mount Dora hunt using your cell phone and clues being released through Friday. The winners will be announced Saturday The Pirate Ball at Pisces Rising at 6 p.m. today offers an array of seafood options on a buffet. Tickets: $95. Wear your best pirate attire to the Friday Night Pirate Party starting at 7 p.m. at Magical Meat Boutique. The Rusty Cutlass Band will be on deck providing entertainment. Not sure if pirates singing karaoke is historically correct, but who cares? You could be crowned the best crooner (and win the $100 prize) at the Pirate karaoke contest from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant. All aboard! The Rum Runner Rum Tasting Train runs Friday and Saturday for a one-hour ride featuring five rum samples and light snacks. Tickets: $24.97 per person. The Fun Bus will be taken over by pirates during the festival on Saturday and Sunday for the Swashbuckling Scalawag Show, an hour-long comedic tour of Mount Dora with a round-trip train ride from your vehicle to the festival. Tickets: $22 to $25. Details: Astor Geek Fest The third-annual Astor Geek Fest (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road) is a free celebration of all things geek: fandom, comics, gaming, cosplay, music, steampunk society, dieselpunk, superheroes, villains, sci-fi, fantasy, robotics, contests and more. The festival will "promote the great services and opportunities the library provides and even raise some funds for programs, equipment and, of course, books," said library assistant Elise VanCise. A lot of local steampunk societies are supporting us this year, which is going to be pretty awesome.Ž Details: Astor Public Library, 352-759-9913. Classic Car Cruise-In Drive your classic ride or just go to check out the cars at the Classic Car Cruise-in from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Eustis. Registration is free. Details: 352-360-3712. TAPFrom Page C1Seafood isnt the only thing being served at the Mount Dora Seafood Festival this weekend. There will be generous helpings of music and entertainment for the entire family. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE]




DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I bought a beautiful little cottage in the North Carolina mountains as a second home. I feel very lucky to be able to afford such a luxury and have always been generous, sharing it with family and friends. However, it has reached the point where people constantly ask to use it. Abby, my guests have left holes in cushions, bubble gum on couches and someone's child even peed in the bed. Only once in 10 years was I left with a thankyou note and a gift card to a local store. Most of the time I nd a bottle of cheap wine. (I don't drink.) How can I stop this? I'm being taken advantage of. I know I'm partly at fault for being so generous. This cottage was bought for me, my children and grandchildren to enjoy. -TOO GENEROUS DEAR TOO GENEROUS: People can be taken advantage of only if they allow it. You need to learn to say no. And when (not if) you are asked why you no longer allow friends and family to use the cottage in your absence, tell the individuals exactly what you have told me about your reasons.DEAR ABBY: How do you deal with having a mental disorder? I have quite a few, and I wish I didn't. At work, I feel inadequate because I'm a few steps behind everyone mentally, emotionally and socially. At home I feel the same way. The meds I take help, but I still feel inadequate. Abby, how do I deal with these feelings? I rarely talk to my dad about it. I nd more comfort in putting my feelings down on paper than talking about them with my dad. What should I do? -FRUSTRATED GIRL IN CALIFORNIA DEAR FRUSTRATED: One way to deal with your feelings would be to remember that everyone -not just you -has challenges. Some people nd it helpful to talk about their feelings with others who are ghting similar battles. You might feel better if you nd a support group to join so you won't feel so isolated. To locate one, you and your dad should contact NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Its website is, and the toll-free helpline to call is (800) 950-6264.DEAR ABBY: My question has to do with a present I bought for a friend's birthday. It was a gift certicate for a spa. Unfortunately, when she went to use it, the doors were locked and the place had shut down. I was very upset and embarrassed. Should I have replaced it even though I didn't have the money? -UPSET AND EMBARRASSED DEAR UPSET: You bought the gift certificate in good faith. It wasn't your fault that the spa went out of business, and you shouldn't feel guilty. I do not think people should spend money they don't have, and you shouldn't feel obligated to do so. Explore any possible recourse for getting reimbursement for the gift certicate. If you paid for it with a credit card, your provider may credit you back the money. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2018:This year you have the energy to create much more of what you want and need. You wont tolerate being passive or not being in the position you desire. Life and excitement walk hand in hand. If you are single, you could meet someone once fall arrives. You alone can decide if this person is right for you. If you are attached, the two of you might get into arguments more often. Dont make a big deal out of anything small. AQUARIUS gives you great advice.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You express a practical side of your personality. You will approach many different people and projects with this attitude. You have passion and strength working for you, so be sure to use them wisely. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) As you see a surprise head down your path, youll want to let others participate in what is happening. Confusion could be the outcome, but sharing this experience might be more important than you know. Your sense of humor will kick in. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You might become picky to the point of being cranky, if you are not careful. You understand your limits. Despite this, a perfectionist streak within you sets off a problem. A family member or domestic issue needs your consideration. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You will communicate what is on your mind. Some people might not hear your words, but others listen. You could be tired of a partners combative attitude, and youll let him or her know in no uncertain terms. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be at the end of your fuse. How you handle a difcult associate could determine just how volatile this situation becomes. Rest assured that you are coming from a more stable position. You also might have more control. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) By midday, you sense a change in your energy levels and also in your perspective. You suddenly feel more upbeat and as if you can handle whatever heads your way. Great ideas often arise when you feel this way. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Your more playful side emerges. A loved one cant seem to get enough of you. This person could be unusually demonstrative right now, mainly because he or she wants your attention. A partner could act out in an unexpected way. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Communication might be a high priority in the morning, but by the afternoon, anything is possible. A loved one makes an offer that you cant say no to, nor do you want to. Optimism surrounds a pertinent situation. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be more upbeat than you have been, and nally might be ready to make a change. A conversation encourages you to follow your heart. A friend feels that excellence lies with this independence. Communicate clearly. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You could be more out of whack than you think. For instance, you might have a hard time getting someones attention. You feel less appreciated than you did a few days ago. Know that this, too, will pass. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You feel empowered. As a result, no one will try to push to have his or her way for long. Go for what you want, and do not allow a family member to throw off your plans. Your lively ways make all the difference in what occurs. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your smile is contagious and draws others toward you. Understand that you could be a bit out of sync. Allow timing to work in your favor. You will get what you want, but not right this second. Exciting news heads your way. Guests at mountain getaway come up short on gratitude | Thursday, August 23, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, AUG. 23, the 235th day of 2018. There are 130 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 23, 1775, Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of "open and avowed rebellion." ON THIS DATE: In 1913 Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue, inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story, was unveiled in the harbor of the Danish capital. In 1914 Japan declared war against Germany in World War I. In 1927 amid worldwide protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery. (On the 50th anniversary of their executions, then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation that Sacco and Vanzetti had been unfairly tried and convicted.) In 1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in Moscow. In 1973 a bank robbery-turned-hostage-taking began in Stockholm, Sweden; the four hostages ended up empathizing with their captors, a psychological condition now referred to as "Stockholm Syndrome."


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