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SPORTS | B1 FOOTBALL OPENING NIGHT HAS ARRIVED @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, August 24, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 236 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECASTPartly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday, and high temperatures will be near 90.MOUNT DORA SEAFOOD FESTIVALThe Mount Dora Seafood Festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Simpson Cove and Elizabeth Evans Park.GEEK FESTIVALThe third-annual Astor Geek Fest, a celebration of geeky culture, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Waterman celebrates expansion with topping out ceremonyBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Florida Hospital Waterman celebrated a major milestone Thursday of its $73.5 million expansion to double the size of its Emergency Department and add a patient tower with the top-ping outŽ of the highest point of the building.To commemorate the occa-sion, guests, construction, engineering and architec-turalcrews and hospital staff signed a hoist beam that will be placed in an elevator shaft. The beam, along with a potted Christmas tree, was lifted by crane to the top of the building.A healthy milestoneA man signs the beam at a topping-out ceremony Thursday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. [ROXANNE BROWN PHOTOS/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Many people signed a special beam during a topping-out ceremony Thursday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. This expansion is coming in a very timely fashion and needs to be done. I think the important part to know is that when you get a world-class facility like this in your community, you begin to attract world-class physicians and doctors. Youll end up with a quality of life substantially better than the average community.ŽKress Meunzmay, treasurer of the hospitals foundation board A er president launches attack, AG says he will not be improperly in uencedBy Zeke Miller, Catherine Lucey and Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claim-ing in an interview that Sessions never took control of the Justice DepartmentŽ after Trump put him there. Sessions quickly hit back, declaring that he and his department will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.ŽTrump was interviewed on Fox & FriendsŽ on Wednesday, the day after his former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts „ and implicated the president „ and former cam-paign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of financial crimes unrelated to the 2016 presidential campaign. The interview aired Thursday.See SESSIONS, A6Sessions, Trump trade barbs1 juror prevented 18-count conviction of Trump campaign chairmanBy Eric Tucker and Chad DayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A juror in Paul Manaforts financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from con-victing the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts.Jurors repeatedly tried to persuade the holdout to look at the paper trailŽ but she insisted there was reasonable doubt, juror Paula Duncan told Fox News.We didnt want it to be hung, so we tried for an extended period of time to convince her,Ž Duncan said, adding that the four days of deliberations were so heated that there were tearsŽ among the 12 jurors. But in the end, she held out and thats why we have 10 counts that did not get a verdict.ŽSee MANAFORT, A5Manafort jury curbed by holdoutBy David EggertThe Associated PressLANSING, Mich. „ A former Michigan State gym-nastics coach was charged Thursday with lying to police during the investigation into the schools handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.Kathie Klages, who resigned in 2017 after she was suspended for defending the now-imprisoned Nassar, is now the third person other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the case. If convicted of the felony and misdemeanor counts, she could face up to four years in prison.Charging documents dont specify what Klages is accused of lying about, though she has denied alle-gations that former gymnast Larissa Boyce told her that Nassar abused her in 1997, when Boyce was 16.Boyce had been training with the Spartan youth gymnastics team at the time. Boyce has said Klages dissuaded her from taking the issue further, even after another young gymnast relayed similar allegations.It wasnt immediately clear if Klages has a criminal defense lawyer. A message seeking comment Thursday was left with attorneys defending her in civil lawsuits. The charges were announced by special inde-pendent counsel Bill Forsyth, who was appointed by the state attorney general to investigate the university.Hundreds of girls and women have said Nassar sex-ually abused them under the guise of medical treatment when he was a physician, including while he worked at Michigan State and Indianap-olis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains U.S. Olympians. Nassar, 55, was convicted of molesting athletes and possessing child pornography during separate trials that began last year, and his sen-tences equate to life in prison.See NASSAR, A7Gymnastics coach charged in Nassar case See MILESTONE, A7


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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. LOTTERYWednesday, Aug. 22 Powerball: 1-7-45-47-69-13 x2 Lotto: 7-9-22-45-47-52 x4 Fantasy 5: 2-12-16-29-32 Thursday, Aug. 23 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-8-6-2-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-0-9-5 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-1-4 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-8By Jennifer Sinco KelleherThe Associated PressHONOLULU„ Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaiis Big Island on Thursday, dumping 12 inches of rain in as many hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the states first hurricane since 1992.The National Weather Service warned that some areas could see up to 30 inches before the system passes. Bands of rain extended 350 miles from the hurricanes center.Lane was not projected to make direct hit on the islands, but officials warned that even a lesser blow could do significant harm.You do not need a direct strike to have major impacts from a hurricane this strong,Ž said Steve Goldstein, a meteo-rologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-tion in Washington.The center of the Category 4 storm was predicted to move close to or over portions of the main islands later Thursday or Friday, bringing danger-ous surf of 20 feet and a storm surge of up to 4 feet, forecasters said.Tropical storm conditions, with winds of 73 mph, were expected to reach the Big Island, Hawaiis easternmost major island, later Thursday, with hurricane conditions pos-sible after that.As of 8 a.m., the hurricane was 290 miles south of Hono-lulu and moving northwest at 7 mph. Maximum winds had weakened slightly to 130 mph, the National Weather Service said.Pablo Akira Beimler, who lives on the coast in Honokaa on the Big Island, said the road to Hilo was cut off due to landslides.Rain has been nonstop for the last half hour or so and winds are just starting to pick up,Ž Beimler said as he posted videos of trees being blown sideways. Our usually quiet stream is raging right now.ŽHe said staying put is about the only choice he has.We essentially have one way in and out of our towns so sheltering in place is the prior-ity,Ž Beimler said in a Twitter message.Two campers were reported trapped overnight in Waipio Valley, along the Big Islands northern coast. The campers called authorities Wednesday, but emergency crews could not mount a rescue operation.We cant go in because the roads „ theres a river of water down there,Ž said Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe. Landslides had closed some roads.In addition, there were reports of boulders falling into a park in Hilo on the east side of the island, Okabe said.Shelters opened Wednesday on the Big Island and on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Officials urged those needing the Molokai shelter to get there soon because of con-cerns that the main highway on the islands south coast could become impassable. On the island of Oahu, shel-ters were scheduled to open Thursday. Aid agencies were also working to help Hawaiis sizeable homeless population, many of whom live near beaches and streams that could flood.Because theres not enough shelter space statewide, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Tom Travis urged people who were not in flood zones to stay home.Hurricane Lane soaks Hawaiis Big IslandHotel employees “ ll sandbags along the beach in preparation for Hurricane Lane, Thursday in Honolulu. [JOHN LOCHER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESWASHINGTONAP: National Enquirers safe held damaging Trump storiesThe National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential elec-tion, people familiar with the arrangement said.The detail came as several media outlets reported on Thursday that federal prose-cutors had granted immunity to National Enquirer chief David Pecker.Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to campaign finance violations alleging he, Trump and the tabloid were involved in buying the silence of a porn actress and a Playboy model who alleged affairs with Trump.CUTHBERT, GA.Black voters energized amid outcry over polling placesOfficials in a predominantly black Georgia county fired a consultant amid wide-spread backlash to a proposal that would close most polling places in the area three months ahead of a potentially historic election.Consultant Mike Malone had advocated consolidating the polling sites after he was hired in April. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman sent Malone a letter Wednesday ending the contract. Despite the firing, the Randolph County Board of Elections will still „ for now „ hold a vote Friday on whether to eliminate seven of the rural countys nine polling places ahead of this falls piv-otal midterm elections.BRIDGEPORT, CONN. Woman who made false rape claim gets 1 year in jailA woman who police say had a sexual encounter with two college football players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldnt lose a poten-tial boyfriend was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail. Nikki Yovino, 20, was sen-tenced Thursday. She agreed to serve the jail time when she pleaded guilty in June, just before jury selection was to begin, to misdemeanor charges of falsely reporting an incident and interfering with police.Yovino was attending Sacred Heart University in Fairfield when she reported being raped by two school football players at an offcampus party in Bridgeport in October 2016.BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINAArgentine authorities carry out raids at Fernandezs homesArgentine authorities car-ried out raids at homes owned by former President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday as part of a case investigating widespread corruption.Fernandez, who is now a senator, has been accused of orchestrating a bribe scheme in the granting of public works contracts that has ensnared many of Argentinas former officials and business elite. She was among the 67 sen-ators who approved the raids on three of her own proper-ties late Wednesday following a request by a federal judge. But it was unclear what investigators hoped to find as they searched in an apart-ment located in the Argentine capital with the assistance of a K-9 unit.U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves an arraignment hearing Thursday in San Diego. Hunter and his wife, Margaret, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. An indictment alleges they used more than $250,000 to “ nance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets and even fast food purchases. Bail was set at $15,000 for the congressman and at $10,000 for his wife. [AP]Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, arrives at court Thursday in Gulu, northern Uganda. The Ugandan government “ led a charge of treason Thursday against Ssentamu, who has emerged as a major critic of long-serving president Yoweri Museveni and whose jailing drew outrage from top musicians around the world. Ssentamu was arrested while campaigning for a candidate Aug. 13. [AP]Migrants on Wednesday pray aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship DiciottiŽ moored at the Catania harbor. A delegation from Italys rights of“ ce on Thursday visited the 150 migrants who have been kept onboard the coast guard vessel for days and concluded they were being held unjustly. The comments challenge Italys anti-migrant interior minister, who has declared that no migrants whom he considers illegalŽ will set foot in a Sicilian port. [ANSA VIA AP]

PAGE 3 | Friday, August 24, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS WEST PALM BEACHAppeals court rejects of“ cers stand your ground defenseA criminal case can move forward against a fired Florida police officer accused of unlaw-fully killing a stranded black motorist.A three-judge state appeals court panel unanimously rejected a claim Thursday without comment from attor-neys for Nouman Raja. They had argued a circuit judge erred by dismissing the former Palm Beach Gardens officers contention that hes protected by Floridas stand your groundŽ law.Raja is charged with man-slaughter for the 2015 death of 31-year-old Corey Jones. Raja is of South Asian descent.Raja shot Jones alongside a darkened highway where Jones SUV broke down. Raja was dressed in plainclothes and driving an unmarked van. Prosecutors say he never iden-tified himself as an officer, causing Jones to mistake him for a robber and pull a handgun. Jones had a concealed weapons permit.GAINESVILLEPuerto Ricans sue of“ cials for ballots in SpanishNewly-arrived Puerto Ricans are suing to have 32 Florida counties print ballots and other election materials in Spanish ahead of Novembers vote.The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court argues the new Floridians wont be able to exercise their right to vote without the Spanish-language ballots and voter guides.The counties named in the lawsuit are along Floridas Space Coast, Treasure Coast, the Jacksonville area, the Sara-sota area, the Panhandle and a swath of counties northwest of Orlando.English is the official language of Florida, as written in the states constitution, but more than a dozen counties are required to offer Spanish-lan-guage ballots under federal law.Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans moved to Florida after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last year.WINTER HAVENLegoland Florida plans second hotelLegoland might be getting a second hotel in Florida, nearly doubling the current number of rooms available at the park.News outlets report that Orlando-based Harris Civil Engineers filed a permit last week for a five-story, 150-room hotel on behalf of Legolands parent company, Merlin Enter-tainment. The permit was filled with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.The new hotel would be built over an existing parking area south of the resorts first hotel. The Legoland Hotel, a five-story building with 152 rooms, opened in 2015, nearly four years after the theme park opened.SARASOTAFather, grandpa passed out in car, accused of child neglectAuthorities say a father and grandfather are facing child neglect charges after they were found passed out in a vehicle with two young children in the back seat.Sarasota police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said in a news release on Thursday that a passerby called 911 after seeing the men and children unresponsive inside the vehicle with windows rolled up. Police and fire crews and woke every-one up.Judge says the occupants were all sweating and pale. They were taken to a hospital.Police say 51-year-old Paul Houle and 22-year-old Paul Houle III were under the influence of alcohol. Both are charged with child neglect. Lawyers arent listed on jail records. The Department of Children and Families took the children, ages 2 and 4.Staff ReportEUSTIS … Sheriffs detec-tives on Wednesday arrested a woman who they say acciden-tally shot a 12-year-old girl in the head in late July. According to an arrest affidavit, deputies received a call July 26 from Florida Hospital DeLand that they were treating the girl for a gunshot wound to the head.The girl told authorities that she was with a 7-yearold child at the home of Randall Cannon, 28, in the 40000 block of Sunset Place at 7:55 p.m. when the incident occurred. She said Mandy Ward, 33, told the 7-year-old to retrieve a tent bad from the end of the driveway and bring it to her. The child reached in the bag and pulled out a .22 caliber rifle and began walking up the driveway with it. The child handed the rifle to Ward through an open window. She was attempting to put the rifle back in the bag when it discharged. The bullet struck the girl in the head, traveled around her skull under her scalp and and exited three or four inches away.Cannon was immediately charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence for allegedly hiding the gun in the woods. Cannon had been convicted for a 2010 burglary and grand theft and other charges in 2010 and was sentenced to more than two years in prison.Ward wasnt charged immediately. Detectives got a warrant and arrested her Wednesday on charges of child neglect, unsafe storage of a firearm and tampering with evidence for helping hide the rifle.According to a probable cause affidavit with the warrant, the day after the shooting, Ward submitted to a drug screening requested by the Florida Department of Children and Families and tested positive for THC, amphetamines and methamphetamine.Ward, detectives say, has been investigated by DCF four times for environmental health hazards and inadequate supervision of her children.ŽAccidental shooter arrestedWard By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comThe Lake County School Districts safety team is ready to activate a new security system that scans millions of social media postings for potential threats at public schools, if the School Board votes Monday night to approve it.The proposed Social Senti-nel software searches public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media for suspicious words that could signal a potential incident in any county public school. The program uses a proprietary algorithm that searches for key phrases, say killŽ or bomb,Ž which would trigger an immediate alert to the school systems safety office. Schools officials can choose to investigate „ or act swiftly to coordinate with local police if needed.I was on the lookout for this kind of service,Ž said Jimmer Roy, the districts safety and security specialist. Theyre one of the only products out there that do what they do.ŽThe software is the latest school safety tool developed by the Burlington, Vermont, based company behind Campus Sentinel, a similar social media threat tracking system used by colleges and universities nationwide and designed by the former police chiefs at the Univer-sity of Vermont and Princeton University.Roy said he is working with the company on a preliminary basis, and is testing the system with key words and phrases unique to Lake County, such as LHSŽ for Leesburg High School and THSŽ for Tavares High School. School Board to vote on threat scannerBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ After months of envisioning a blue waveŽ because of voters tired of President Donald Trump, Florida Democrats say they still see a swell coming amid an increase in mail-in ballots compared to the 2014 midterm elections.But Republicans point to a GOP lead in votes already cast for Tuesdays primaries as a sign that Democratic voters have a lack of enthusiasmŽ for candidates at the top of their partys ticket and that the lack of enthusiasm will translate down the ballot.More than 1.38 million votes had been cast as of Thursday morning through mail-in ballots or early voting for the primaries. But political experts were cautious about drawing conclusions from the numbers, as both parties gear up for the November general election, which will include choosing a governor and a U.S. senator.Should be interesting to see if there is energy on either side that is not typical for a midterm election,Ž said Florida Atlantic University political-science professor Kevin Wagner.Blue wave? Red tide? Answers will be in the numbersVoters head to the polls at the Marion County Election Center as early voting continues in Ocala on Monday. [ALAN YOUNGBLOOD/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstandfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Lake County Judge James Baxley to the Fifth Circuit Court.Baxley, 49, got the call Friday. He will handle his first circuit case next week. He had been a county judge since 2010.While a county judge, Baxley presided over misdemeanor cases and lower-level civil cases. Now, in the Fifth Circuit Court, which covers Lake, Sumter, Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties, he will handle felony cases, lawsuits involving more than $15,000 in damage claims, plus cases involving probate, juvenile and family law.Whatever they tell me to do, Im going to do it,Ž he said. His first task will be to preside over civil cases.The recent retirements of Circuit Judges William Law and Mark Nacke sparked some changes among the black-robe set. Baxley will be taking Circuit Judge Heidi Davis civil docket, and she will take over Nackes criminal cases.Baxley, a Eustis resident, earned bachelors and law degrees from the University of Florida. He worked in Orlando for nine months. He joined Mike Hatfields law firm and became a name part-ner. He previously worked part-time for the Public Defenders Office and lost his first race for county judge in 2004.Baxley, who is married with two children, is excited about his new role.Ive always had a burn-ing desire to be a judge,Ž he said, noting that it has its own rewards. Interaction with people. I love the legal system and helping the community.ŽMost recently, Baxley handled misdemeanor cases„its not an easy job. One of the first things he had to get used to was tell-ing people what to do.You dont really do much of that as an attor-ney,Ž he said.One of the most impor-tant things to remember is that someones in front of you with an issue, and it is extremely important to that person, and you need to treat it that way,Ž Baxley said. A tough day is when you have to come in and make a decision that will affect someone in a dras-tic way.Ž There is only one way to handle that situation, he explains: Our responsibil-ity is to listen to the facts and apply the law to those facts.ŽA larger roleJames Baxley, a Eustis resident, earned bachelors and law degrees from the University of Florida. He was a county judge before he was named a Circuit Court judge last week by Governor Rick Scott. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Scott sends Lake County judge to Floridas Fifth Circuit CourtSee SCANNER, A4 See VOTING, A4


A4 Friday, August 24, 2018 | IN MEMORY Charles Rolla Stoodley, Jr. Charles Stoodley at the age of 85 went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 16, 2018. Known as Chuck, he was born on February 23, 1933 in the city of Rome, New York to parents Charles Stoodley Sr. and Bertha Mae (Burton) Stoodley. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne (Gyngell) Stoodley and his beloved children; Deborah (Stoodley) Hill, Gary Stoodley and his wife Jeanne Wilson, Richard Stoodley and his wife Linda (LaPorte) Stoodley, several nieces and nephews, 7 loving grandchildren 6 greatgrand children and many close friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only sibling, his sister Carolyn. Chuck served in the Army during the Korean Con”ict and was honorably discharged following his service from 1952-1955. He retired after 33 years of working as a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service and relocated to Fruitland Park, Florida where he and his wife enjoyed many years in a new home and traveling abroad. Chuck was very proud of his Scottish heritage and through research determined he was a descendent of the Colquhoun Clan to which he became an active member for the duration of his life. The Stoodley children enjoyed their parents passion for traveling to new and exciting places that included camping excursions that spanned the country. Chuck spent hours watching Ice Hockey, referring to it as his favorite sport. Both of his sons participation in the sport offered him the opportunity to spend many hours of enjoyment and the feeling of pride while he watched them play. He was passionately committed to providing transportation to their early morning practices before his work day began. Cremation Choices of Florida will provide cremation and interment services. His “nal resting place will be in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell Florida. A memorial service was held in his honor will be held August 22, 2018 at Lake Grif“n Isles mobile home park Club in Fruitland Park Florida. In lieu of ”owers the family asks that a donation to the Alzheimers Association be considered. Gloria Marie Moseley, 87, of Leesburg, FL was born on July 21, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to Carl W. And Marie (nee Ivanecky) Radanof and passed away August 20, 2018. Ms. Moseley was a retired biologist and she worked for Park-Davis Pharmaceutical Co. as well as the Cleveland Clinic and locally was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 2013 and her sister, Karen Bonnell and is survived by several nieces. A visitation will be held on Sunday August 26, 2018 from 4-6 PM in the Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday August 27, 2018 at St Pauls Catholic Church, Leesburg beginning at 8:30 AM. She will be interred privately, with her husband Charles, at Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Gloria Marie Moseley Funeral Services TodaysServices IN BRIEFLEHIGH ACRESCar smashed between 2 school busesAuthorities say a car was smashed between two school buses in Florida.The News-Press reports that the crash happened Wednesday afternoon in Lehigh Acres.Lee County school officials say a car ran into one school bus and then was imme-diately rear-ended by another bus. The car's driver and one of 83 students on the buses were injured.Both buses were from Dunbar High School. Florida Highway Patrol was investigating.Wagner said people trying to decipher the primary results to find trends for the general elec-tion need to look at party turnout and then mine the demographics of voters.Are younger voters participating at higher rates?Ž he said. This might give us some clues about the November electorate.ŽSusan MacManus, a professor of government and international affairs at the University of South Florida, said an indication of enthusiasm will initially be based on the turnout percentages of the parties. However, a deeper dive will occur after the primary, as more demographic data are released about turnout rates among Democrats by gender, age, race and media-market location.Democrats are bank-ing on higher-than-usual turnout among female, minority and younger registrants,Ž MacManus said. Democrats will also be carefully analyzing turnout rates in Southeast Florida counties, especially Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. Over the last couple of election cycles, Democrats have lost statewide races because of lagging turnout in these counties.ŽFurther analyses will then go into evaluating open congressional and legislative seats, she said.Who wins here? Among Democrats, who wins these seats?Ž MacManus said in an email. Any pattern by ideology (progressives), gender (females), younger first-time candidates or established candidates? Among Republicans, level of support for Trump, region of the state and type of location (rural, subur-ban, urban)?ŽThe parties are already watching voters who have been to the polls and who will cast ballots over the next few days, but theyre not waiting for the final numbers to project gen-eral-election trends.Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Car-oline Rowland compared the votes already cast this year to the same point in 2014 as she expressed optimism about the fall races.Rowland said that with special-election victories, growing voter turnout and a record number of Democratic candidates helping to turn out Democratic voters in every corner of the state, Florida Democrats feel good about our chances in November."As of Thursday morn-ing, 646,706 Republicans and 579,672 Democrats had cast ballots. Republicans were up by more than 60,000 in vote-bymail ballots „ 481,149 to 419,480 „ and by 5,000 in people who had gone to early-voting locations.Four years ago, with about a week remaining before the 2014 midterm primaries, Republicans were ahead of Democrats in vote-by-mail ballots 438,893 to 360,387 and were edging Democrats 135,539 to 135,494 in early voting.Marian Johnson, senior vice president of political strategy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is in the camp of people who say that based on the turnout so far, Democrats wont see their envisioned midterm bump.No one knows exactly what the outcome of the primaries will be, so this could change. But right now, there is just not any massive blue wave coming in Florida,Ž Johnson said. The Republican Party of Florida also points to the lack of a dominant candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. A Florida Atlantic University poll this week, for example, had former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahas-see atop the Democratic field with 29 percent of the vote. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine had 17 percent, followed by Tal-lahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Palm Beach billionaire and real estate investor Jeff Greene who tied at 11 percent. Chris King, a Winter Park busi-nessman, had 10 percent.If the (gubernatorial) nominee gets approximately 30 to 33 percent, that means that Florida Dems will have a much harder time unifying for the general election, because nearly two-thirds of their most loyal voters do not have their first choice,Ž state Republican Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said.The same poll, however, showed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis up 32 percent to 31 percent over state Agriculture Commis-sioner Adam Putnam in the Republican gubernatorial primary. The poll indicated 22 percent of GOP voters were undecided.Ingoglia also indicated that the early Republican lead in primary voting is a sign that a blue wave isnt in Floridas near future.From what we are seeing right now, the Florida Dems turnout is low, which points to lack of enthusiasm about their candidates,Ž Ingoglia said. This will surely bleed over into the general election.Ž VOTINGFrom Page A3The key phrases added by the schools range from initials to phrases, providing a net to catch threats from anyone, anywhere.We arent concerned with location,Ž Roy said. He explained that some previous incidents were caused by people outside of the area, but who still sometimes posted to social media.If the Social Sentinel service catches a poten-tial threat, it can forward the entire message along-side information about the poster. This allows the safety and security office to quickly identify the relevant parties, such as the person making the threat and the places or people who are potentially threatened. If necessary, they could contact police as well.The office can also determine if an alert is a threat or something benign that just happened to trigger the algorithm.Roy said he was quite confident in the service and the process they had set up for it. Prior to pro-posing the service to the School Board, he spent time speaking with his peers at other Central Florida school districts already using the service, including Seminole and Flagler counties. They only had to positive things to say about Social Sentinel, he said.The districts opera-tions budget will be used to pay for the service, which will cost $70,000 per year for three years.If the contract with the company is approved by the School Board at Monday night's meeting, the school district will have access to Social Sentinel immediately. SCANNERFrom Page A3 IN BRIEFOCALAPolice: Student with gun arrested at schoolAuthorities say a student with a stolen gun and ammunition has been arrested at a Florida high school.News outlets report the West Port High School 10th-grader was arrested Wednes-day. An Ocala Police Department release says the 16-year-old boy was arrested on charges including pos-session of a firearm on school grounds and possession of a stolen firearm.It says another student alerted department School Resource Officer Robert Gravel about the weapon. It says Gravel detained the student, who told Gravel his brother had put the Hi-Point .380 caliber handgun and loaded magazine in his backpack. It says the student told Gravel he was afraid to say anything.The school was placed on lockdown for more than an hour. Police say an investigation didn't find additional suspects or weapons. By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A congressional watchdog said Thursday the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up seasons under former President Barack Obamas health care law after mixed results last year in the throes of a failed GOP effort to repeal it.The report from the Government Accountability Office is likely to add to Democrats election-year narrative that the administration actively undermined ObamacareŽ without regard for the con-sequences to consumers. The report found that:The Health and Human Services Department under Trump broke with its own previous practice by failing to set enrollment targets for last year. The watchdog recommended that HHS resume setting goals, a standard manage-ment tool for government agencies. Without setting numeric goals, HHS wont be able to measure whether it is meeting its current objective of improving Americans access to health care,Ž the report said. The administration responded that it does not believe such targets are relevant.„ HHS used problem-aticŽ and unreliableŽ data to justify a 40 percent cut in funding for enrollment counseling programs known as Navigators. HHS responded that its making changes to how those counseling programs are evaluated. But it has cut funding again, by about 70 percent.„ When HHS slashed money for open-enrollment advertising by 90 percent overall, officials said they were doing away with wasteful spending. But an internal study by the department had actu-ally found paid television ads were one of the most effective ways to enroll consumers. The budget for TV ads went from $26.6 million in the Obama administrations final year to zero under President Donald Trump.This independent and nonpartisan GAO report confirms that the Trump administrations sabotage of our health care system is driving up costs for consumers and leaving more Americans without health insurance,Ž said a statement from a group of Democratic lawmakers led by Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey.HHS said in a statement that the 2018 enrollment season was the most cost-effective and successful experienceŽ for consumers, citing a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate with the call center.Republicans drive to repeal and replaceŽ the Affordable Care Act stalled in the Senate last year, and the Trump administration instead found itself having to run a program the presi-dent repeatedly branded a disaster.ŽThe watchdog found that sign-ups in the 39 states served by HHS through the federal website dipped by 5 per-cent last year, while states running their own enrollment effort maintained their sign-up levels. A total of 11.7 million people enrolled for 2018 coverage, with about 85 percent receiving subsidies to help pay their premiums.The report validated a longtime Republican crit-icism that high premiums discourage consumers from signing up for cover-age. But it also found that Trump contributed to pre-mium increases for 2018 by canceling payments that reimburse insurers for lower deductibles and copays provided to low-income people. That forced the carriers to jack up rates.Substantial increasesŽ in premiums triggered by Trump cut both ways, the watchdog found. People with modest incomes entitled to subsidies got more financial aid from the government, and their coverage became more affordable. But solid mid-dle-class customers paying full premiums were priced out of the market. Watchdog group says Trump neglecting Obamacare upkeep A congressional watchdog says the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up seasons for former President Barack Obamas health care law after mixed results last year amid a failed GOP drive to repeal it. [HHS VIA AP]

PAGE 5 | Friday, August 24, 2018 A5 MANAFORTFrom Page A1The federal jury on Tuesday found Manafort guilty on eight counts; the judge declared a mistrial on 10 counts the jury was deadlocked on. The jury verdict form which was made public Thursday, confirmed Duncans account.The form also showed that jurors at one point appeared to have been unanimous on convicting Manafort of two additional charges of failing to report foreign bank accounts but scratched out the check marks over guilty. They then wrote in that it was 11-1, with no consensus on those counts.Duncan, a selfdescribed Trump supporter who was pho-tographed for the Fox report in a red Make America Great Again hat, said she and 10 other jurors were prepared to find Manafort guilty of each count in the indict-ment. Duncan said she considered the charges brought by special coun-sel Robert Muellers team to be legitimate and con-sidered the evidence overwhelming.I did not want Paul Manafort to be guilty, but he was, Duncan said. And no one is above the law.She said neither positive nor negative sentiments about Trump influenced the decision.I think we all went in there like we were supposed to and assumed that Mr. Manafort was innocent. We did due diligence, Duncan said. We applied the evidence, our notes, the witnesses, and we came up with the guilty verdicts on the eight counts.She said the presidents administration did come up during deliberations because of testimony that Manafort had tried to secure a White House position for a banker who authorized millions of dollars in loans for him and had lobbied Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.The charges were legitimate but the prosecution tried to make the case about the Rus-sian collusion right from the beginning and, of course, the judge shut them down on that, Duncan said. We did waste a bit of time with that shenanigan.Duncan also said she would have liked to have heard more from Manaforts defense. Manafort did not testify at trial and his lawyers conducted mostly limited questioning of the governments witnesses.She also said the jury agreed to throw out the testimony of Manafort protege Rick Gates, who pleaded guilty in Muellers investigation and agreed to cooperate with investigators, and focus instead on the documents. Duncans comments in the interview Wednesday came the same day that the trial judge unsealed several transcripts of closed bench conferences. One transcript showed that the defense had privately sought a mistrial because of com-ments a juror was quoted as making about the weakness of Manaforts defense.The disclosure by one juror of another jurors remarks on the ninth day of Manaforts trial prompted U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to question jurors about whether the comment would affect their ability to make a fair and impar-tial verdict. Juror names are blacked out in the transcripts.Ellis denied Manaforts motion, saying that after considering the circumstances carefully and questioning each juror about their ability to be impartial, a mistrial wasnt warranted.Defense lawyers did not press the issue in public, and after the jurys verdict, Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing took care to praise Ellis for a fair trial and the jury for their very long and hardfought deliberations.This courtroom sketch shows Paul Manafort listening to U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III at federal court Tuesday in Alexandria, Va. Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trumps winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight nancial crimes in the rst trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the presidents associates. [DANA VERKOUTEREN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A6 Friday, August 24, 2018 | SESSIONSFrom Page A1Trump has lashed out repeatedly in the past at Sessions, the Alabama Republican who was the first senator to endorse the celebrity businessman but then recused himself shortly after taking office from the special counsel investigation that led to the criminal cases and is still underway into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.You know the only reason I gave him the job? Because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter,Ž Trump said, criticizing Sessions because he, according to the president, never took control of the Justice Department.ŽSessions slapped back in a statement Thursday afternoon, saying he took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the Presidents agenda.ŽHe declared that while hes attorney general the actionsŽ of the DOJ will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action.Ž Trump in the interview also said in regard to his former lawyer Cohen that he thought it would be better if flipping,Ž in which someones confidant helps prosecutors in return for a lighter sentence, were illegal because people just make up lies.ŽI know all about flipping,Ž Trump said. For 30, 40 years Ive been watching flippers. Every-things wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they „ they flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you can go.ŽThat tool almost ought to be outlawed. Its not fair,Ž Trump said, adding it creates an incentive to say bad things about somebody ... just make up lies.ŽTrump tried to play down his relationship with Cohen, his longtime fixer,Ž who claims the president directed a hush-money scheme to buy the silence of two women who say they had affairs with Trump. The president contends Cohen only worked for him part time and accuses the lawyer of making up stories to reduce his legal exposure.Trump made the com-ments as his White House struggled to manage the fallout from Cohens plea deal and the conviction of Trumps former cam-paign chairman Manafort on financial charges. The president suggested that Cohens legal trouble stemmed from his other businesses, including involvement with the New York City taxi cab industry.The back-to-back legal blows have raised specu-lation that Democrats would launch impeach-ment proceedings if they win the House of Repre-sentatives this fall. Trump argued such a move would have dire economic consequences.If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor,Ž Trump said. He added: I dont know how you can impeach somebody whos done a great job.ŽTrump did not say whether he would pardon Manafort, but expressed great respectŽ for him and argued that some of the charges every consultant, every lobbyist in Washington probably does.ŽCohen, who says he wont seek a pardon from Trump, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight charges, including campaign finance violations that he said he carried out in coordination with Trump. Behind closed doors, Trump expressed worry and frustration that a man intimately familiar with his political, personal and business dealings for more than a decade had turned on him.Yet his White House signaled no clear strategy for managing the fallout. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sand-ers insisted at least seven times at a briefing that Trump had done nothing wrong and was not the subject of criminal charges. She referred substantive questions to the presidents personal counsel Rudy Giuliani, who was at a golf course in Scotland. Outside allies of the White House said they had received little guidance on how to respond to the events in their appearances on cable news. And it was not clear the West Wing was assembling any kind of coordinated response.President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization ActŽ in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 7 | Friday, August 24, 2018 A7 Former Michigan State University gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages reacts during the womens gymnastics meet in East Lansing, Mich. Klages was charged Thursday with lying to police amid an investigation into the schools handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. [SUNDEEP DHANJAL/THE STATE NEWS VIA AP] NASSARFrom Page A1Others charged amid the investigations into Nassar include the former dean of the universitys osteopathic medicine school, William Strampel, who had oversight of Nassar. He is accused of neglecting his duty to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on Nassar after a patient accused him in 2014 of sexual contact.Strampel was charged and later retired He also has been accused of sexual harassment by three women, including two medical students, who alleged bawdy talk about sex and nude photos, and a groping incident. Investigators have said Nassars crimes were mostly committed in Michigan at a campus clinic, area gyms and his Lansing-area home. Accusers also said he molested them at a gym-nastics-training ranch in Texas, where Nassar also faces charges, and at national and interna-tional competitions.Michigan State softball, volleyball, and track and field athletes have also said they told a coach and trainers about Nassars inappropriate behavior. Follow David Eggert on Twitter at His work can be found at search/David%20Eggert The Christmas tree sig-nifies good luck and safe conditions for the construction crews through the rest of the project. The beam is a historical memento to be embed-ded in the hospital's new department.Florida Waterman's chief operation officer, Anita Young, said the day was an exciting one. She called it a momentous occasion in the hospi-tals history.Angel Colon, oversee-ing the construction team for Orlando's Robins & Morton, gave a special shout out to all the construction workers. Other officials boasted about what the expansion means for patients of the community and also for the doctors and nurses.This expansion is coming in a very timely fashion and needs to be done, said Kress Meunzmay, treasurer of the hospitals foundation board. I think the important part to know is that when you get a world-class facility like this in your commu-nity, you begin to attract world-class physicians and doctors. Youll end up with a quality of life substantially better than the average community.According to construction officials, the expansion will be com-pleted in March 2019. At that time, employees will move into the new space while renovations to the existing 18,000-square-foot facilityare made. Both phases of the project are slated to be completed by November 2019.The project was designed by Gresham, Smith and Partners of Jacksonville and engineered by Jacobs of Orlando."It's cool when you talk about, 'Let's do this and this,' and then, we're actually here doing it," said Colon, senior project manager.As our community has grown, we have con-tinued to grow with it to meet demands, said hospital CEO Abel Biri. This is just one more step in our ongoing com-mitment to providing whole person care. Im delighted to be here to see it to the next phase.In addition to a larger ER that will increase the total bed count from 35 to 58, the expansion includes a new four-story patient tower dedicated to womens services. The tower will feature a women-and-children unit, with 24 beds in family-sized rooms on the tower's second floor, plus an additional 111,000 square feet of patient care space.The tower's third and fourth floors will be shelled for future expansion. The structure will support an additional expansion up to six floors to accommodate future growth.The project also includes the addition of a sub-grade connecting tunnel that will give in-house medical personnel secured, back-entry accessto the new patienttower. It will also feature a connecting structure for patients, as well as required mechanical, electrical and plumbing capacity upgrades to the hospital's existing central energy plant. MILESTONEFrom Page A1Crews work on the new expansion during a topping-out ceremony Thursday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. [ROXANNE BROWN PHOTOS/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Chief Executive Of cer Abel Biri speaks during a topping-out ceremony Thursday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. Workers prepare the beam to be raised into place at a topping-out ceremony Thursday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.


A8 Friday, August 24, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,800 2,840 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,856.98 Change: -4.84 (-0.2%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 24,960 25,440 25,920 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,656.98 Change: -76.62 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 944 Declined 1841 New Highs 84 New Lows 39 Vol. (in mil.) 2,670 Pvs. Volume 2,641 1,823 1,613 1159 1660 157 25 NYSE NASDDOW 25762.56 25608.02 25656.98 -76.62 -0.30% +3.79% DOW Trans. 11346.29 11243.54 11260.36 -61.88 -0.55% +6.11% DOW Util. 734.15 727.38 728.77 -0.37 -0.05% +0.75% NYSE Comp. 12988.21 12922.84 12933.46 -57.05 -0.44% +0.97% NASDAQ 7926.32 7866.53 7878.46 -10.64 -0.13% +14.12% S&P 500 2868.78 2854.03 2856.98 -4.84 -0.17% +6.86% S&P 400 2034.82 2024.16 2026.91 -7.58 -0.37% +6.65% Wilshire 5000 29953.37 29800.51 29830.98 -58.98 -0.20% +7.33% Russell 2000 1723.41 1712.92 1717.05 -5.49 -0.32% +11.82% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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[RICHARD DREW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Improve your nancial picture ahead of potential economic downturnBy Sarah Skidmore SellThe Associated PressThe economy is growing, the stock market is soaring and unemploy-ment remains low. Its the perfect time to prepare for the worst. Any economist or financial planner will tell you that no party goes on forever. And its much easier to make smart decisions when things are going well than when times are tough. So, The Associated Press talked to a few experts about what steps to take now while things are hot to better position yourself for when they, inevitably, are not. INVESTMENTSStocks just set the record for the longest bull market of all time at 3,453 days about nine and a half years. Its good news if youve been invested that whole time. But the boom period for stocks might have thrown off your ratio of investments, making it time to rebalance. Take a look at your portfolio and make sure you arent over-invested in stocks and adjust accordingly. While youre at it, make sure you are content with the overall investment plan. What investors should be doing now is what they should always be doing, said Mark Stoeckle, CEO of the Adams Funds: Be honest about how much risk they can take on to meet their goals and tune out the noise.DEBT AND SAVINGSIts a good time to rededicate yourself to the basics of nancial health paying off debt and saving adequately. Interest rates are going up thats bad news if youre carrying any variable debt, but good news if you have savings. Savings have been earning little to no interest as the Federal Reserve kept benchmark rates at historic lows, but online savings accounts are now approaching as high as 2 percent and CD rates are as high as 3 percent, according to Bankrate.WORKYour job, in some sense, is one of your biggest nancial assets as its the source of your livelihood. Unfortunately, most people pay attention to managing their career only when their job is threatened, and that is often after a period of denial, said career coach Sheryl Spanier. But taking care of your professional life proactively can pay off nancially and emotionally. Spanier said that the people she sees who are most successful think about their career strategically being savvy about both where they and their industry are going. They also are always marketing themselves and building their portfolio of experiences and expertise to better position themselves within that framework. Following that script can make you indispensable when times are tougher, should layoffs or other unwelcome job changes comeHOUSINGHousing should, rst and foremost, be treated as a place to live and not an investment, said Mark Fleming, chief economist for First American Financial Corp. All the same, its good to consider the nancial implications of any decisions you might be making. Homeowners should make sure, as always, that they arent playing too fast and loose with their cash. If you own a home, make sure you have savings on hand to protect yourself if you hit a nancial pothole in the future. If you are feeling con dent and want to remodel, dont overextend yourself nancially or invest too much in an update that wont pay off if you have to sell.Protect yourself By Alex VeigaThe Associated PressU.S. stocks capped another day of listless trading with a slight loss Thursday as a slide in banks and industrial companies offset solid gains for the technol-ogy sector.Homebuilders also declined following new data showing sales of new U.S. homes slumped in July. U.S. crude oil prices also ended essentially flat.Investors had their eye on the latest develop-ments in the U.S.-China trade dispute as both nations held their first high-level talks in two months. Traders also were looking ahead to Fridays gathering of central bankers, includ-ing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, an annual symposium that has often generated market-moving news.Its been a fairly quiet day, said Paul Springmeyer, head of investments at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. Theres obviously some reservation about whats going to come out from Jackson Hole, from Chairman Powell.Stocks spent much of the day hovering just below their prior day closing levels. Markets showed little reaction to the latest round of dueling tariffs between the U.S. and China. The countries imposed 25 percent tar-iffs on $16 billion of each others goods Thursday, including automobiles and factory equipment. The increases were announced previously.Slide in banks weighs on stocksBy Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each others automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijings technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth.The increases came as envoys met in Washington for their first high-level talks in two months. They gave no sign of progress toward a settlement of U.S. complaints that Bei-jing steals technology and its industry development plans violate Chinese free-trade commitments.The 25 percent duties, previously announced, apply to $16 billion of goods from each side including automobiles and metal scrap from the United States and Chinese-made factory machinery and electronic components.In the first round of tariff hikes, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed 25 percent duties on $34 billion of Chinese imports on July 6. Beijing responded with similar penalties on the same amount of American goods.The Chinese govern-ment criticized Thursdays U.S. increase as a violation of World Trade Organiza-tion rules and said it would file a legal challenge.A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, declined to give details of the Washington talks.We hope the U.S. side will get along with us to strive for a good result from the talks with a reasonable and practical attitude, Lu said.Beijing has rejected U.S. demands to scale back plans for state-led technology development that its trading partners say violate its marketopening commitments. American officials worry they might erode the United States industrial leadership.With no settlement in sight, economists warn the conflict could spread and knock up to 0.5 percentage points off global economic growth through 2020.US, China raise tari s trade dispute


Further revealing who and what he is, former CIA Director John Brennan recently produced a New York Times op-ed that took something President Donald Trump once said, made it sound like something he did not say, and on the basis of this laughable evidence of nothing much, said Trump colluded with the Russians. For Trump to deny it, Brennan told us, is hogwash,Ž which is something Brennan himself seems to bathe in at night and drink for breakfast in the morning. In this article, written in response to Trumps taking away a retirement security clearance allowing probes of the nations deepest secrets, he pretty much makes a case against himself. What it all comes down to, Brennan says, is Trump once talking about Hillary Clintons 33,000 missing emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. These were emails used on her private email server when she was secretary of state and subpoenaed by Congress to see if any of them contained classified material. An aide then destroyed them. The Clinton claim was that they were all private and only about such innocent matters as yoga and grandchildren. If the computer had been hacked prior to the aides tidying things up, and if they showed Clinton was lying, they would also be proof of obstruction of justice. Trump, in jabbering about all of this in his usual backand-forth, undirected way at a press conference, said the Russians might have these emails and should find and share them if they did, which is not what Brennan wrote. He said Trump was encouraging Russia to collect intelligenceŽ on her, which is absurd. If Russia had the emails, the collecting had already been done, and if Clinton were telling the truth, the intelligence would be about grandchildren. Brennan then said Trump was thereby authorizing his followersŽ to work with the Russians, which is a leap Superman would not try. What Trump did, says Brennan, was a public clarion callŽ making one wonder what Trump told his cohorts in private. Maybe he said obstruction of justice is illegal. While you can still argue Trump should have shut up, he also said any Russian hacking would only happen under a weak Obama administration, meaning it would not happen under a Trump administration. Such context is important, as in the career of Brennan. Consider, for instance, how he worked with President Barack Obama in killing terrorists with drones that were also killing civilians, despite Brennans comforts to the contrary. The CIA spied on Senate staffers, and Brennan employed prevarication on that issue of unconstitutionality, too. Deeply involved in urging a Russia collusion probe, Brennan testified he did not know things about the misleading Russian dossier he almost had to know. Brennan has been a screeching, anti-Trump foe from the word go. For example, he accused Trump of treason when the president said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over our own intelligence agencies on U.S. election interference. Treason is assassination, a coup or taking up arms on the enemys side. Trump was mainly being dumb, and Brennan scurried to catch up. In like spirit, some Brennan supporters are saying Trump is denying Brennan free speech by punishing him. Brennan is all over TV, his lips more stretched in anger than quivering in fear, and there happen to be protocols connecting security clearance with discretion and sound judgment. It can in fact be abused to the point of felonious leaks threatening to drown our democracy, although, yes, there are pluses and Trump should not strip it from other retirees as a partisan weapon. Meanwhile, a dozen former CIA directors have appeared to be Brennan bros as they have supported a fellow elitist. But then theres James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, who said Brennan was as subtle as a freight trainŽ and that his rhetoric was itself an issue. Id argue that Brennan is not your usual freight train, but one that runs on hogwash. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at | Friday, August 24, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Tyrone Dixon was around 12 years old when he started smoking while growing up in the Florida Panhandle town of Milton. About 25 years later, he was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. By the next year, 1994, he was dead at the age of 38. Lawyers from Gainesvilles Avera & Smith firm described these details about Dixon recently in court, arguing that tobacco companies misled the public about the addictive nature of nicotine in cigarettes and the deadly consequences of smoking at the time when he was first hooked. Last week, an Alachua County jury returned a $2 million verdict against the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company on behalf of Dixons family. Today, the public is far more aware of the dangers of smoking. Public-information campaigns and more restrictive laws have helped reduce tobacco use, especially among young people. While nearly 29 percent of high school seniors reported smoking cigarettes daily 40 years ago, that figure hit an all-time low of 5.5 percent by 2015, according to federal figures. Our country and community must continue that progress, while protecting children against the dangers of new addictive threats. Lake County should join communities that have raised the legal age to 21 from 18 for the purchase of tobacco as well as vaping products, the latter of which are growing in popularity among young people. The Gainesville Sun-sponsored Gainesville For All initiative recommended raising the purchase age among measures to help address racial and economic disparities in our community. Another proposal would create buffer zones around K-12 schools that ban new retailers from selling tobacco and vaping products. National studies have found that about 95 percent of smokers picked up the habit before age 21, so keeping young people from getting these products is critical. Already CVS has stopped selling tobacco products nationally and Walgreens more recently stopped doing so in Gainesville. But more must be done, particularly with vaping products, which can be used as smoking cessation devices but also create a pathway to cigarette smoking for young people. Nearly 12 percent of high-school students reported vaping in 2017, with the Juul e-cigarette that resembles a USB flash drive and can be discreetly used being especially popular. Juul pods contain high concentrations of nicotine and are available in youth-appealing flavors, which the American Academy of Pediatrics warns increases the risks of kids getting hooked. While the long-term public health risks of vaping are still uncertain, a new study suggests it increases the cancer risk in users. After making so much progress preventing young people from using one addictive nicotine product, it makes no sense to reserve course with another. Lake County should take steps to keep tobacco and vaping products out of the hands of young people, including limiting sales to adults 21 years old and over. Lets help prevent another generation from picking up a deadly addiction.OUR OPINIONRaise age to buy nicotine productsKudos to a free press As our local community newspaper, I want to thank the Daily Commercial for being part of 400-plus U.S. news agencies showing strong support for one of our most sacred First Amendment rights, a free press. We must ask ourselves how and why we have gone so far down the rabbit hole that reporters, editors, opinion writers and publishers need to explain to the American populace that news organizations are not the enemy of the people.Ž Every day, dangerous rhetoric and contentious lies have put our First Amendment rights at peril. This type of behavior demeans our country and our humanity. Its truly un-American. Journalists hold power to account „ that is part and parcel of what they do. Never stop asking. #FREEPRESSVicki Bush, Lady Lake Andrews doesnt practice, verify what he preaches I see Mr. Andrews still doesnt practice or verify what he preaches. He seems to think that Trump is gamingŽ the system. I must ask, what system? Its possible that Mr. Andrews does not understand the meaning. First of all, President Trump has no employees besides those in the White House. Of the 50 buildings that bear the Trump name, the Trump Organization only owns 20. Mr. Andrews is upset that the Trump Organization, who employs 22,500 people, is seeking to hire 61 foreign cooks and workers to do six-month seasonal work at the Mar-a-Lago Golf Club and an additional 14 at the Golf Club in New York. These mostly Haitian employees will earn from $12.68 to $13.31 per hour. The minimum wage in Florida is $8.25 per hour. They do not have to accept the jobs. Rather than assume anything, think. Maybe the Trump Organization is doing nearly a hundred Haitians a favor since they have suffered so much on the island. The average income in Haiti is $350 to $409 a year. I guess he needs to look up seasonal.Ž Maybe Mr. Trump is doing Gods work by helping his fellow man? So, maybe Andrews is the one gaming by only giving the readers half of the story. And, of course, he has to throw in his typical liberal slur. Maybe it is time for Mr. Andrews to start taking notice of all of those who are now working in America since we got Obama off of the anchor and focus upon the many advancements Americans are experiencing with a competent administration in Washington.John Cohn, Tavares Senior citizens shouldnt pay for school safety tax Im an 87-year-old senior citizen living on a very limited social security income. I dont have any children. Its my opinion that parents of children attending school should be required to pay a surcharge in addition to the school tax for resource officers to secure our schools. That would suffice for the so-called safety tax. The fact of the matter is I believe senior citizens on a fixed income should be exempt from paying any school tax at all. At present, we pay for such incidentals as free lunches, free laptops, free transportation, along with free brain-washing and now free security. What is next at taxpayers expense?Richard De Fran, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jay AmbroseANOTHER OPINIONThe jokes on Brennan, but dont laugh


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PAGE 11 | Friday, August 24, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comTonights the night.With apologies to Rod Stewart, the title of his monster hit song from 1976 might be on the lips of many high school football players in Lake and Sumter counties today as they walk the hallways of their schools, watching the clock and counting down the minutes. Its opening night.When everything gets real ƒ the first regular-season football game of the season.Aug. 24 ƒ the date many had circled on their calendars at home since the end of last season. For nearly every player and coach, opening day represents the start of a grind they hope will not conclude until early December at Camping World Stadium in Orlando for the FHSAA state championships. Its the last chance for seniors to shine and an opportunity for underclassmen to further add to their budding legacy.I cant wait to get to get the season started,Ž Eustis senior quarterback Tanner Romano said in late July as he looked ahead to training camp and his final regular season with the Panthers. Thats what all of us have been waiting to do since last season ended. Were ready to get back on the football field.ŽThe Panthers will play at Lake Minneola in its season opener. It will mark the fourth straight year the teams have met to open the season, with Lake Minneola clinging to a 2-1 edge in the rivalry.And while opening week is not a time many think about rivalry games, the Eustis-Lake Its nally opening nightArea high school football teams begin seasonLeesburg takes the “ eld for its Kickoff Classic game against Inverness Citrus High School last week at Leesburg High School. The Yellow Jackets open the season tonight against South Sumter. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Mitch StacyThe Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Urban Meyer may have weathered scandal at Ohio State, but not without a lasting stain as an exhaustive report detailed behavior that could easily have taken down a coach of lesser stature.The investigation released soon after Meyer answered questions from reporters about his suspension Wednesday night showed that he tolerated bad behavior for years from assistant coach Zach Smith, including domestic-violence accusa-tions, drug addiction, lies and other acts that directly clash with the values Meyer touts publicly.The findings represent a new turn in the saga, showing how the superstar coach „ who preaches core valuesŽ like honesty, treating women with respect and not using drugs or stealing „ failed to live up to those ideals when handling several issues squarely within his control while dealing with the grand-son of legendary Ohio State coach Earle Bruce.Ohio State issued Meyer a relatively light, three game suspension „ granting enough leeway to still let him prep the Buckeyes for two games theyre unlikely to lose. He will also lose six weeks of salary in a year hes slated to earn $7.6 million under a deal that runs through 2022.Report: Meyer allowed bad behaviorBy Doug FergusonThe Associated PressPARAMUS, N.J. „ Tiger Woods failed to carry any momentum he had from his last tournament into the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Neither did Sean OHair.That was only good news for one of them Thursday in The Northern Trust.OHair missed the cut last week and saw his FedEx Cup standing slip to No. 121, meaning he has to play well this week or his season is over. His immediate goal is to advance to the third stage of events because the BMW Championship is at Aron-imink outside Philadelphia, where OHair is a member.He drilled a 3-wood from 284 yards to 6 feet for eagle on No. 3. He hammered another 3-wood on the par-5 17th to 10 feet, settling for a two-putt birdie. That carried OHair to a 5-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark and Vaughn Taylor.Im obviously very disappointed that Im not in a better position, but Im kind 4-way tie for lead at Northern Trust as Woods stallsTiger Woods tees off on the 12th hole during the “ rst round of the Northern Trust, on Thursday in Paramus, N.J. [AP PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ The Tavares and Leesburg volleyball teams will be works in prog-ress for most of the regular season.As the year wears on, both likely will show marked improvement in Class 6A-District 13.For now, Tavares appears to have the edge over its longtime rival.The Bulldogs dominated behind the service line Thursday to earn a 3-0 win against the Yellow Jackets in Leesburgs season-opener in the Hive. Game scores were 25-10, 25-9 and 25-19.We played pretty well, especially behind the service line,Ž said Tavares coach April Smith. I think that was the big difference for us in the match. Both teams hustled and Leesburg is get-ting better, but Im already seeing improvement with my girls.Were replacing eight seniors from last year, so we have a long way to go.ŽOver the course of the match, Tavares won 50 of its 75 points from the service line. The Bulldogs had 17 service points in the first set, 18 in the second and 15 in the clinching set.By comparison, Leesburg recorded 14 service winners, with 10 of those coming in the third set.In the opener, a 10-point service run by Sophia Puen-tes blew open a tight game, which featured 10 lead changes in the early going. Jaylen Memmoli served the Bulldogs to within a point of the win at 24-10.Tavares won the game when Leesburgs Kirryn Lit-tlejohn served out of bounds.The second set was all Tavares.Sheynne Kimpel got the Bulldogs off to a quick start with a three-point run for a 6-2 lead. Deana McDuffie hit on five straight service win-ners to give Tavares a 21-8 lead, and Kimpel finished off the Yellow Jackets with three points for the win.Most of the Bulldogs serves were hard and with a lot of top spin that kept Lees-burgs back line pinned deep and forced mostly defensive returns. The Yellow Jackets played with a lot of effort and hustle, and gave their front line opportunities to hit win-ners by keeping numerous rallies alive.However, each time Lees-burg seemed to be gaining an advantage, the Bulldogs On the right trackTavares downs Leesburg in battle of rivalsTavares players celebrate after scoring a point during a match against Leesburg on Thursday in Leesburg. 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B2 Friday, August 24, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 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 43 WEEK 3 Thursdays GamePhiladelphia at Cleveland, lateTodays GamesNew 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.WEEK 4 Thursday, Aug. 30New England at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m. L.A. Chargers at San Francisco, 10 p.m. GOLF PGA TOURTHE NORTHERN TRUSTThursdays leaders at Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,385; Par: 71 (35-36)First RoundKevin Tway 32-34„66 Jamie Lovemark 32-34„66 Vaughn Taylor 33-33„66 Sean OHair 31-35„66 Hideki Matsuyama 35-32„67 Scott Piercy 33-34„67 Tommy Fleetwood 35-32„67 Andrew Putnam 33-34„67 Dustin Johnson 32-35„67 Brooks Koepka 34-33„67 Paul Casey 32-35„67 Kevin Na 33-34„67 Alex Cejka 33-34„67 Danny Lee 34-33„67 Jhonattan Vegas 34-33„67 Rafa Cabrera Bello 32-35„67 Beau Hossler 35-32„67 Bryson DeChambeau 33-35„68 Ryan Palmer 36-32„68 Bronson Burgoon 33-35„68 Peter Uihlein 32-36„68 Phil Mickelson 35-33„68 Austin Cook 35-33„68 Trey Mullinax 35-33„68 Brian Stuard 35-33„68 Sam Saunders 35-33„68 Adam Scott 34-35„69 Cameron Smith 34-35„69 Jimmy Walker 35-34„69 Emiliano Grillo 36-33„69 Si Woo Kim 34-35„69 Ian Poulter 35-34„69 Justin Thomas 35-34„69 Charley Hoffman 35-34„69 Daniel Berger 34-35„69 Nick Watney 35-34„69 Sam Ryder 32-37„69 Kevin Streelman 34-35„69 Ryan Moore 35-34„69 Kevin Kisner 35-34„69 Billy Horschel 34-35„69 Ryan Armour 35-34„69 Patrick Reed 35-34„69 Tony Finau 33-36„69 Patrick Cantlay 35-34„69 Tyrrell Hatton 33-36„69 Sung Kang 35-34„69 Harold Varner III 35-34„69 C.T. Pan 36-34„70 Keegan Bradley 36-34„70 J.J. Spaun 35-35„70 Aaron Wise 37-33„70 Luke List 36-34„70 Martin Laird 36-34„70 Branden Grace 38-32„70 Chris Kirk 34-36„70 Jordan Spieth 33-37„70 Patton Kizzire 34-36„70 Scott Stallings 38-32„70 Kevin Chappell 36-35„71 Ollie Schniederjans 35-36„71 Louis Oosthuizen 36-35„71 Jason Kokrak 36-35„71 Brian Gay 34-37„71 Tiger Woods 36-35„71 Webb Simpson 35-36„71 Kyle Stanley 35-36„71 Russell Henley 34-37„71 Seamus Power 36-35„71 Abraham Ancer 35-36„71 Adam Hadwin 36-35„71 Ted Potter, Jr. 37-34„71 Byeong Hun An 37-34„71 Chez Reavie 35-36„71 Bubba Watson 35-36„71 Jason Day 36-35„71 Anirban Lahiri 34-37„71 Rory Sabbatini 36-35„71 John Huh 37-34„71 Matt Kuchar 35-37„72 Joel Dahmen 36-36„72 Michael Kim 35-37„72 Zach Johnson 36-36„72 Gary Woodland 37-35„72 Francesco Molinari 36-36„72 Jason Dufner 35-37„72 J.B. Holmes 34-38„72 Whee Kim 36-36„72 Alex Noren 35-37„72 Brendan Steele 37-35„72 Brian Harman 34-38„72 Justin Rose 36-36„72 Chesson Hadley 36-36„72 Ryan Blaum 37-35„72 Nick Taylor 37-35„72 Satoshi Kodaira 36-37„73 Marc Leishman 37-36„73 Xander Schauffele 36-37„73 Russell Knox 38-35„73 Kelly Kraft 37-36„73 Pat Perez 38-35„73 Andrew Landry 35-38„73 Brandon Harkins 34-39„73 Charles Howell III 34-40„74 Tom Hoge 36-38„74 Charl Schwartzel 37-37„74 Tyler Duncan 37-37„74 Troy Merritt 38-37„75 Richy Werenski 38-37„75 J.T. Poston 36-39„75 Harris English 37-38„75 James Hahn 38-37„75 Keith Mitchell 38-37„75 Brice Garnett 37-38„75 Jon Rahm 37-38„75 William McGirt 39-37„76 Scott Brown 39-37„76 Stewart Cink 38-40„78EUROPEAN TOURD+D REAL CZECH MASTERSThursdays leaders at Albatross Golf Resort, Prague Purse: $1.16 million. Yardage: 7,467; Par: 72 (36-36)First RoundThomas Pieters, Belgium 64 John Daly, United States 64 Callum Taren, England 64 Gavin Green, Malaysia 64 Andrea Pavan, Italy 65 Lee Slattery, England 65 Nacho Elvira, Spain 65 Jeff Winther, Denmark 65 Tapio Pulkkanen, Finland 65 Connor Syme, Scotland 66 Lee Westwood, England 66 Eddie Pepperell, England 66 Soomin Lee, South Korea 66 Nino Bertasio, Italy 66 Paul Waring, England 66 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 66 Peter Hanson, Sweden 66 Andrew Dodt, Australia 66UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternLPGA TOUR CP WOMENS CANADIAN OPENSite: Regina, Saskatchewan. Course: Wascana CC. Yardage: 6,675. Par: 71. Purse: $2,250,000. Winners share: $337,500. Television: Today, 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: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS BOEING CLASSICSite: Snoqualmie, Wash. Course: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Yardage: 7,172. Par: 72. Purse: $2.1 million. Winners share: $315,000. Television: Today-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-toback 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: WEB.COM TOUR NATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Columbus, Ohio. Course: The Ohio State University GC (Scarlett). Yardage: 7,455. Par: 71. Purse: $1 million. Winners share: $180,000. Television: Today-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 imp rove 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 thirdplace “ nish last week in Portland. Next week: DAP Championship. Online: AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPLast race: Kurt Busch won at Bristol, his “ rst victory of 2018. Next race: Bojangles Southern 500, Sept. 2, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY JOHNSONVILLE 180Site: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Schedule: Today, practice, 1:35 & 3:35 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 12:35 p.m. (NBCSN); race, 3 p.m., NBCSN Track: Road America (4.04 miles) Race distance: 182.16 miles, 45 laps. Last year: Jeremy Clements won from the 12th row, his only victory in 288 career starts. Last race: Kyle Larson led 202 of 310 laps to take “ rst in Bristol. Fast facts: Christopher Bell, who “ nished second last week, maintained his slim lead atop the point race. Bell won three races in a row earlier this year and has four victories overall. Justin Allgaier has won three times. ...Elliott Sadler, in his last scheduled full season in NASCAR, has 18 top-10s in 22 races. But he hasnt won a race in 2018. ...Cole Custer also has 18 top-10s without a win. But Custer has claimed four poles. Next race: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, Sept. 1, Darlington Raceway Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250Site: Bowmanville, Ontario. Schedule: Saturday, practice, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m., qualifying, 6 p.m. (FS2); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., FS1. Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (circuit, 2.46 miles) Race distance: 157.37 miles, 64 laps. Last year: Austin Cindric won from the pole. Last race: Johnny Sauter won for the “ fth time in 2018. Fast facts: The playoffs begin on Sunday in Canada. Two of the eight postseason drivers will be eliminated after subsequent “ rst-round races at Las Vegas and Talladega. ...Sauter now has 12 wins dating back to the start of the 2016 season. He had won just 10 times before then in a truck career that began in 2003. ...Canadian Stewart Friesen enters the event with three podium “ nishes in his last “ ve starts. Next race: World of Westgate 200, Sept. 16, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: www.nascar.comVERIZON INDYCAR BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500Site: Madison, Illinois Schedule: Today, practice, 1:15 p.m., qualifying, 5 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 9 p.m.; Saturday, race, 8 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Gateway Motorsports Park (oval, 1.25 miles) Race distance: 310 miles, 248 laps. Last year: Josef Newgarden won outside of St. Louis on his way to the series championship. Last race: Alexander Rossi won at Pocono, a race marred by a horri“ c crash involving Robert Wickens. Fast facts: IndyCar said on Tuesday that Wickens had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine, but that the severity of his spinal cord injury remained unknown. Wickens is expected to undergo further surgeries to treat broken bones in his lower extremities and right forearm. Wickens, who is in sixth place in the standings, was in stable condition. ...Rossi is closing in on Scott Dixon, who just a month ago seemed set to cruise to his “ fth title. Rossi has won back-to-back races and is now within 29 points of Dixon. Next race: Grand Prix of Portland, Sept. 2, Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon. Online: www.indycar.comFORMULA ONE BELGIAN GRAND PRIXSite: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Schedule: Today, practice, 5 a.m. (ESPN2), practice, 9 a.m. (ESPNU); Saturday, practice, 6 a.m. (ESPN2), qualifying, 9 a.m. (ESPN2); Sunday, race, 9 a.m., ESPN2. Track: Spa-Francorchamps Circuit (4.3 miles) Race distance: 191.4 miles, 44 laps. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won the pole and the race. Last race: Hamilton won in Hungary, extending his lead over Sebastian Vettel to 24 points. Fast facts: Spa-Francorchamps “ rst hosted a Grand Prix in 1924, and it remains one of the more popular circuits in F1. But just six drivers have won the race more than twice, led by Michael Schumacher (six) and Ayrton Senna (“ ve victories). ... Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari is in third with 146 points, with Valterri Bottas of Mercedes is fourth with 132 points. Next race: Italian Grand Prix, Sept. 2, Monza Autodrome, Monza, Italy. Online: www.formula1.comNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGLast race: Billy Torrence won his “ rst Top Fuel event in Minnesota. Next race: Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Sept. 3, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Online: SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 15 4 6 51 53 29 New York Red Bulls 15 6 4 49 48 26 New York City FC 14 6 6 48 49 34 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 tieWednesdays GameNew York Red Bulls 1, New York City FC 1, tieThursdays GamesColumbus at Chicago, late FC Dallas at Houston, lateTodays GamesAtlanta United FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesNew England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. Minnesota United at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sundays GamesD.C. United at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 9:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 29Houston at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1Sporting Kansas City at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. New York City FC at Columbus, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 2Atlanta United FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 5 53 47 16 Seattle 11 4 7 40 25 15 Portland 10 6 6 36 36 27 Utah 8 7 8 32 20 22 Chicago 7 4 10 31 29 25 Orlando 8 8 6 30 29 33 Houston 8 9 5 29 29 33 Washington 2 16 4 10 11 33 Sky Blue FC 0 15 5 5 18 40 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Aug. 21Seattle 2, Houston 0Wednesdays GamesUtah 1, Washington 0 Portland 2, Sky Blue FC 1Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina at Seattle, 4 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Washington, 8 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1Sky Blue FC at Washington, 7 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago Off Cincinnati Off Washington -144 at New York +134 Atlanta -180 at Miami +165 at Milwaukee -127 Pittsburgh +117 at Colorado -105 St. Louis -105 at Los Angeles -234 San Diego +214American Leagueat Detroit -137 Chicago +127 New York -174 at Baltimore +162 at Tampa Bay Off Boston Off Oakland -137 at Minnesota +127 Cleveland -210 at Kansas City +190 Houston -149 at Los Angeles +139InterleaguePhiladelphia -118 at Toronto +108 at Arizona -164 Seattle +154 at San Francisco -154 Texas +144COLLEGE FOOTBALL SaturdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Wyoming +1 3 45 at NMSU at Colorado St. 14 13 56 HawaiiNFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at N.Y. Jets Pk 2 41 N.Y. Giants at Washington 3 3 43 Denver at Carolina 2 Pk 45 New England at Tampa Bay Pk 3 45 Detroit at Minnesota 3 3 39 Seattle at Oakland 2 6 41 Green BaySaturdayat Chicago 1 2 46 Kansas City at Pittsburgh 4 4 45 Tennessee Houston +2 1 42 at L.A. Rams at Indianapolis 1 Pk 43 San Fran. at Jacksonville 1 3 40 Atlanta at Miami Pk Pk 41 Baltimore at L.A. Chargers 2 2 43 New OrleansSundayat Buffalo 1 1 41 Cincinnati Arizona +3 1 40 at DallasUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueNEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned RHP Chance Adams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Selected the contract of OF Matt Holliday from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned INF Garrett Hampson to Albuquerque. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Placed 3B Christian Villanueva on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, Aug. 22. Recalled INF Carlos Asuaje from El Paso (PCL).American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed RHP James D. Williams. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Released OF Keury De La Cruz and LHP Francisco Gracesqui. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Released LHP Alex Gunn. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Signed RHP Alex Ogren.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced LHP Carlos Hiraldo was transferred to the team from Tri-City (NYP).Can-Am LeagueROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Signed RHP Chris Pennell.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBUFFALO BILLS „ Placed LB Keenan Robinson on the reserve/retired list. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Waived-injured CB Sojourn Shelton. DETROIT LIONS „ Acquired LB Eli Harold from San Francisco for an undisclosed draft pick. Waived DL JoJo Wicker. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Signed DT Brandon Banks. Waived-injured WR Matt Hazel. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Signed CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Waived-injured S Obi Melifonwu. PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Signed K Chris Boswell to a “ ve-year contract through the 2022 season. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Placed RB Charles Sims III on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Loaned Dn Robin Norell to Djurgrden IF (Sweden). NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Named Ryan Parent assistant coach for Binghamton (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS „ Named Hayley Wickenheiser assistant director of player development. Promoted Scott Pellerin to senior director of player development and Stephane Robidas director of player development.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Agreed to terms with F Chris McCarthy on a one-year contract. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Signed F Tyler Barnes.OLYMPICSU.S. Olympic CommitteeUSOC „ Announced the resignation of chief marketing of“ cer Lisa Baird.COLLEGESCONFERENCE USA „ Named Troy Fullwood coordinator of baseball umpires. CENTENARY „ Named Matt Coomer tennis coach. ETSU „ Announced mens sophomore basketball C Lucas NGuessan tranferred from Oklahoma State. SAINT ANSELM „ Named Frank Irizarry tight ends coach and Zac Angelos running backs coach. ST. JOHNS „ Named Brittany Anghel womens soccer coordinator of operations. PRO BASKETBALL WNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND Aug. 21Phoenix 101, Dallas 83 Los Angeles 75, Minnesota 68SECOND ROUND Thursdays GamesLos Angeles at Washington, late Phoenix at Connecticut, lateSEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) SEATTLE VS. TBDSunday: TBD at Seattle, 5 p.m. Tuesday: TBD at Seattle, 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31: Seattle at TBD, TBA x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Seattle at TBD, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: TBD at Seattle, TBAATLANTA VS. TBDSunday: TBD at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Tuesday: TBD at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31: Atlanta at TBD, TBA x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Atlanta at TBD, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: TBD at Atlanta, TBA TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURWINSTON-SALEM OPEN (U.S. Open Series)Thursday at The Wake Forest Tennis Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $778,070 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles Quarter“ nalsSteve Johnson (8), United States, def. Kyle Edmund (3), Britain, 6-1, 6-2. Pablo Carreno Busta (2), Spain, def. Chung Hyeon (6), South Korea, 6-3, 6-4.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsJean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (2), Hungary, def. Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski, Britain, 7-5, 6-1.WEDNESDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Second RoundPablo Carreno Busta (2), Spain, def. Franko Skugor, Croatia 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3. Filip Krajinovic (7), Serbia, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 6-4, 6-1. Guido Andreozzi, Argentina, def. Radu Albot, Moldova, 6-4, 6-3. Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Gilles Simon (12), France, wal kover. Taro Daniel, Japan, def. Sam Querrey (9), United States, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3). Third Round Kyle Edmund (3), Britain, def. Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, 7-5, 7-5. Nicolas Jarry (14), Chile, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-2, 6-2. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Guido Andreozzi, Argentina, 7-5, 6-1. Steve Johnson (8), United States, def. Jaume Munar, Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Chung Hyeon (6), South Korea, def. Matteo Berretini, Italy, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Pablo Carreno Busta (2), Spain, def. Peter Gojowczyk (16), Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Taro Daniel, Japan, def. Dominik Koepfer, Germany, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3). Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Filip Krajinovic (7), Serbia, 6-3, 7-6 (4).Mens Doubles First RoundJean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (2), Hungary, def. Marco Cecchinato and Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-4, 6-4. Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Julio Peralta, Chile, and Horacio Zeballos (4), Argentina, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, vs. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, ans Philipp Oswald, Austria, 6-3, 5-7, 10-3. Marcelo Demoliner, Brazil, and Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Marcelo Melo (1), Brazil, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5. Jamie Cerretani, United States, and Leander Paes, India, def. Ben McLachlan, Japan, and Jan-Lennard Struff (3), Germany, 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.AUTO RACING 8:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix, practice, at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 5 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, Bommarito Automotive Group 500, qualifying, at Madison, Ill. BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FOX „ Big 3, championship “ nal, at Brooklyn, N.Y. BOXING 6:30 p.m. FS1 „ Premier Champions, prelims, at Minneapolis 8 p.m. FS1 „ Premier Champions, Jamal James vs. Mahonry Montes, welterweights, at Minneapolis GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, second round, at Prague 9 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, second round, at Prague 10:30 a.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, CP Women's Open, second round, at Regina, Saskatchewan 2 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, The Northern Trust, second round, at Ridgewood, N.J. 6 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Boeing Classic, “ rst round, at Snoqualmie, Wash. 8 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, second round, at Columbus, Ohio (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, New York Showcase Day (Albany, Fleet Indian, Funny Cide, Seeking the Ante, West Point and Yaddo Stakes), at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Boston at Tampa Bay OR N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore SUN „ Boston at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Atlanta at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Houston at L.A. Angels OR Seattle at Arizona (joined in progress( NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. CBS „ Preseason, Detroit at Tampa Bay 10:30 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Green Bay at Oakland SOCCER 10 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, third place, England vs. Fraance, at Vannes, France 1:30 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, “ nal, Japan vs. France, at Vannes, France 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Bayern Munich vs. Hoffenheim 8 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Atlanta United at Orlando City 10 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Los Angeles FC at L.A. Galaxy TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Connecticut Open, “ rst semi“ nal, at New Haven, Conn. 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Connecticut Open, second semi“ nal, at New Haven, Conn. 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Winston-Salem Open, second semi“ nal, at Winston-Salem, N.C.BOYS BOWLINGMount Dora 3, Mount Dora Christian 0Austin Ellison had a high score of 151 to lead Mount Dora to a win over Mount Dora Christian Academy on Thursday. Calvert Christopher led the way for the Bulldogs with a 131. MDCA falls to 0-2 on the season and plays Umatilla on Monday.GIRLS BOWLINGMount Dora 3, Mount Dora Christian 0Amber Tulloch had the high game with a 161 for Mount Dora Christian Academy on Thursday, but Mount Dora pulled out the win behind a 154 from Kayla Phillips. MDCA falls to 0-2 on the season and plays Umatilla on Monday.VOLLEYBALLFirst Academy of Leesburg 3, Real Life Christian 0 First Academy of Leesburg got its season started on the right note with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-20 season-opening win over Real Life Christian on Thursday.GIRLS GOLFFirst Academy of Leesburg 1, Seven Rivers Christian 0 It wasnt exactly the way First Academy of Lees-burg wanted to score its first victory after starting up a girls golf program this year, but the Eagles still recorded the win in a forfeit when Seven Rivers Christian failed to show up on Tuesday.Maggie Potash, a sixth-grader, was the medalist with a 41 while Mandi Huchingson shot a 51, Amanda Miranda had a 61 and Hannah Lyon had a 71.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

PAGE 13 | Friday, August 24, 2018 B3South Sumter (0-0) at Leesburg (0-0)7 p.m.Any way you look at it, this is a big opener for two teams looking to set the tone for the 2018 season.Leesburg showed some immediate improvement last year in coach Mark Oates first season at the helm.South Sumter, meanwhile, felt the impact of losing a huge portion of a team that came within a fraction of an inch of a spot in the 2016 Class 4A state finals as the Raiders took their lumps in an 0-9 season.Can Leesburg continue the upward trajectory under Oates? Was that a one-season aberration for South Sumter?This game might not pro-vide all the answers, but it will give a good insight to where the two teams stand at the moment.Leesburg always plays us tough and we always have close games with them,Ž South Sumter coach Ty Law-rence said. This is not going to be a blowout because it never is. I hope our kids are ready for a fight because they are going to get one.ŽLeesburg ended a fourgame losing streak against South Sumter with a 35-20 win in the season-opener last year.The Raiders put on a show in their Kickoff Classic, dominating Wildwood 43-6. Leesburg lost 15-14 to Inverness Citrus.I think at this point of the season were just trying to improve in all areas,Ž Oates said. There were some positive things and we got some young kids some game experience.ŽThe biggest difference for the Yellow Jackets this season is at quarterback, where Wyatt Rector has graduated and A.J. Graham takes over. Graham hit 6 of 19 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Kickoff Classic.Wyatt wasnt going to fake you out, he would just run you over,Ž Lawrence said. Graham is a lot shiftier. When you watch him on film, hes a quick cat. If you had him in a phone booth you still couldnt catch him.Ž Eustis (0-0) at Lake Minneola (0-0)7 p.m.Last week, the Eustis var-sity beat Umatilla 28-0 in two quarters of play in its Kickoff Classic, while Lake Minneola stopped a two-point conver-sion with five seconds left to beat Deltona 14-12. Last year, Lake Minneola beat Eustis 20-13 in overtime. The Hawks hold a 2-1 advantage in the budding rivalry. Hawks coach Walter Banks said his team has spent the week correcting mistakes from its Kickoff Classic. Lake Minneola worked on using proper technique in blocking and tackling this week, as well as correcting physical and mental errors.Every mistake the coach-ing staff saw on videotape was correctable,Ž Banks said. So, weve tried to quickly clean that up.ŽBanks said he is concerned about Eustis athleticism and the size of their offensive and defensive lines.Were going to have our hands full with Eustis,Ž Banks said.Eustis coach Mike Hay is worried about Lake Minneo-las size and physicality.They have a good quarter-back who can make plays with both his arms and his legs,Ž Hay said. Defensively, they are committed to stopping the run and rely heavily on the athletes in their secondary to stop the pass. In order for us to be successful, we must limit our mistakes and play tough, physical football.With the new playoff system, every week is impor-tant and our goal is to be 1-0 every week.Ž Mount Dora (0-0) at East Ridge (0-0)7:30 p.m.Last week in both teams Kickoff Classics, Mount Dora lost 42-30 to New Smyrna Beach and East Ridge fell 20-15 to Orlando Evans. The Hurricanes and Knights last met in the regular season in 2011 with East Ridge walking away with a 42-14 win.Mount Dora coach Frank Scott said the Hurricanes have spent time this week working on special teams, especially after missing four extra points and giving up some big kickoff returns.Ž He said the Hurricanes would have to step up their efficiency on both sides of the football to have success against the Knights.East Ridge is a very sound football team and we have to play mistake-free foot-ball in order to have a chance to win,Ž said Scott, who is making his regular-season debut as head coach.Knights coach Jason Robinson said East Ridge must become more consistent to have a chance against the Hurricanes. He also said his players are ready to take the field and play a game with meaning.We are excited for Friday,Ž Robinson said. We worked hard this offseason and kids are ready for their reward of games that count. The campus is buzzing about this weeks home game. I expect The Dungeon to be rocking.We know Mount Dora will be looking to get off to a good start as well, so we will have to bring out our best effort.Ž The Villages (0-0) at Tavares (0-0)7 p.m.Last week was Kickoff Clas-sic week. Tavares lost 22-8 to Weeki Wachee and The Vil-lages blasted Belleview 27-0 in a game halted in the third quarter due to weather.Last year, Tavares beat The Villages 49-21.Bulldogs coach Scott Armatti is beginning his third season at Tavares, while Buffalo coach Richard Pettus is entering his 16th season at The Villages ƒ Pettus is the only football coach in school history.Armatti believes Tavares matches up well with the Buffalo.They have some talented players,Ž Armatti said. They are fundamentally sound and are very well coached. We will have to play fast and confident. There wont be much room for errors like blown assignments or turnovers.ŽThe Buffalo will be led by Mac Harris, a run-pass threat at quarterback. Harris missed nearly half of last season with a knee injury and never really got into the flow of the offense as he worked himself back into game shape.However, late in the season, Harris gave Buffalo fans a glimpse into the future when he threw for 156 yards and a touchdown in a 42-35 loss to Wildwood. He also caught a 48-yard scoring pass and made four tackles and finished the game with 217 total yards. Mount Dora Christian (0-0) at Seffner Christian (0-0)7:30 p.m.It could be a mistake to look at last season and think Mount Dora Christian Academy has a cakewalk in its opener. While the Bulldogs had a perfect regular season a year ago and Seffner Christian struggled to a 1-8 record, plenty has changed heading into this years opener.At least on Seffner Chris-tians side.MDCA looks to be at least as strong as it was last year, but Seffner Christian returns just about everybody and cruised to a 46-14 win over Bradenton Christian School in its Kickoff Classic last week.They just beat Bradenton by 30 points and Bradenton was a playoff team last year,Ž MDCA coach Kolby Tackett said. Our first three games are no joke. But this is a good first test. We just have to put our nose to the grindstone and its fun when you play a really good team.ŽMDCA also cruised in its Kickoff Classic, rolling to a 43-6 win over Ocoee Legacy Charter.We looked good but there were a lot of things we need to clean up,Ž Tackett said. Usu-ally we dont really click until week six or seven.Ž South Lake (0-0) at Kissimmee Liberty (0-0)7 p.m.South Lake opens the season by going on the road and step-ping up in class to take on a 7A program. Thats something of a concern for the Eagles since a lack of depth has several players going both ways for South Lake.South Lake defeated Liberty 34-7 last year in Groveland as quarterback Baylee Heuser threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns while Kelley Joiner Jr. rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns.Were playing a 7A school that is very talented and looks like theyve improved a lot,Ž South Lake coach Mark Woolum said. I see a lot of speed and size over there.ŽSouth Lake will be counting on big performances from Heuser and Joiner again this season and both players got off to a good start in the Eagles 49-14 win over Brooksville Central in the Kickoff Classic.Were excited to get started,Ž Woolum said. Its been a long offseason. We had a good spring game and a good fall classic. This first week will be a good test for us.Ž Clearwater Calvary Christian (0-0) at Umatilla (0-0)7 p.m.Looking to rebound from an injury-plagued 1-8 season a year ago, Umatilla tackles a big challenge in its opener against Calvary Christian.The Warriors went 7-3 a year ago and advanced to the Class 3A regional finals in the FHSAA playoffs.Calvary Christian used a balanced attack last season, throwing for 1,615 yards and 19 touchdowns while running for another 1,214 yards and 15 scores.The good news for Umatilla is that Calvary Christian lost several of its top players to graduation and also had a coaching change in February, with Reggie Crume taking over the head coaching position.The bad news for Umatilla is that the Bulldogs are also looking to replace many of their top players from last season.The Bulldogs struggled in their Kickoff Classic against Eustis, falling 28-0 in the var-sity half of the game. Wildwood (0-0) at Gainesville P.k. Yonge (0-0)7 p.m.Wildwood lost 43-6 to South Sumter in last weeks Kickoff Classic, while P.K. Yonge beat Tampa Cambridge Christian 36-29 in its Kickoff Classic. Last year, Wildwood beat the Blue Wave 30-2 for its first win in nearly three years.Wildcats coach Joey McGuire said he is looking for more consistency from his team in all three phases of the game „ offensive, defense and special teams. He felt Wildwood was outphysicaledŽ by South Sumter, which had more players on its roster than the Wildcats.That shouldnt be the case against P.K. Yonge. He feels the Wildcats match up with the Blue Wave better than the Raiders, because of roster size, if for no other reason.Theyre big up front, but they should have a lot of guys playing offense and defense, just like us,Ž McGuire said.One Wildcat who McGuire feels stood out against South Sumter was sophomore quarterback Buster Corbin, who came off the bench to lead Wildwood on its only scoring drive of the night. Buster played great for us,Ž McGuire said. He showed a lot of poise in the pocket. He threw a couple of interceptions, but part of that was because we were behind and (South Sumter) knew we had to throw the ball and they were playing the pass.ŽPREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMESMount Doras Isayah Hatter looks for running room during the Hurricanes Kickoff Classic against New Smyrna Beach last week in Mount Dora. The Hurricanes travel to Clermont to face East Ridge in the season opener. [JOE OTT/CORRESPONDENT] By John ZenorThe Associated PressTUSCALOOSA, Ala. „ Blue-chip players arent the only ones who come and go on Alabamas sidelines. The Crimson Tides success has led to a turnover on coach Nick Sabans staff as well.Saban had to recruit six assistant coaches during the offseason while elevating two others to coordinator positions. He landed a group hes hoping will help the top-ranked Crimson Tide contend for not only more championships but more of the nations top prospects.Saban described the group as one of the best recruiting staffs of his tenure at Alabama, a run that includes a sevenyear streak of No. 1 recruiting classes end this year.The new energy and enthusiasm and ideas that they brought to the organization, I think, are going to be a long-term positive,Ž Saban said.The two linchpins „ offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi „ were promoted within the staff. Three Saban coordinators have taken head coaching jobs the past three years, including Georgias Kirby Smart, Tennessees Jeremy Pruitt and Florida Atlantics Lane Kiffin.Ex-assistant Mario Cristobal was named Oregons head coach last December after a year as the Ducks co-offensive coordinator.Both Lupoi and Locksley joined Alabamas program as analysts before assistant positions opened up.Locksley is a former offensive coordinator at Illinois and Maryland, where he finished the 2016 season as interim head coach. Unlike his recent predecessors, he works with wide receivers instead of the quarterbacks. Locksley has said hell defer to Saban on the final decision to name the starting quarterback between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.Unlike Pruitt and Smart, Lupoi will work with outside linebackers instead of the defensive backs. The former Cali-fornia defensive lineman is a first-time defensive coordinator who has been groomed by Saban for bigger things.I think hes really developed as a coach,Ž the head coach said. I think hes taken it upon himself to not want to be a guy that was viewed just as a recruiter or just as a guy that could coach the front. Hes really, really committed himself to learning the big picture, the coverages, the secondary. I spent a significant amount of time with him doing that.ŽSaban noted that the transition from coordinators Pruitt and Brian Daboll (now with the NFLs Buffalo Bills) has been pretty painless.Ž After all, theyre running Bamas system with their own individual touch not the other way around.Weve learned a lot,Ž quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said. Its a lot different now from last year. Last year we didnt really have a certified, specific position coach and now that we do, it gives us the opportunity to have someone really hone in and focus in on our position.ŽA new eneryAlabama enters season with 6 new coaches on sidelines


B4 Friday, August 24, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comMinneola matchup is one of two area games with rival schools squaring off.In addition to Eustis-Lake Minneola, longtime area powerhouse South Sumter travels to H.O. Dabney Stadium to face Leesburg. The Raiders, coming off a winless season in 2017, wal-loped Wildwood 43-6 in last weeks Kickoff Classic and look to keep that momentum rolling against the Yellow Jackets.Leesburg, which beat South Sumter 35-20 last year in Mark Oates first game as Yellow Jackets coach, wants to prove that win was no fluke.These are the kind of games that make high school football so special, Oates said on Monday. If you cant get yourself ready to play a game against South Sumter, youre probably playing the wrong sport. Its always a great atmo-sphere when you play (South Sumter) because both com-munities support their teams.What a great way to start the season.And if a regular-season opener against South Sumter isnt enough to get the Yellow Jacket Nation buzzing, Leesburg hits the road to play Eustis in the 75th meeting between the two schools to highlight Week 2.In all fairness, it doesnt take a rivalry game to make opening week special. For many players and coaches, the chance to get back on the field for a meaningful game is enough to add luster to the first week of the regular season.Besides, the new playoff point system, which went into effect last year, has added an additional layer of importance to every game. In the past, the first game of the season was often just a showcase game with little to no impact on the postseason. Not anymore.Under the new system, a win is always worth more points than a loss. If every team plays 10 games this season provided there are no weather issues as was the case last year when Hur-ricane Irma rolled through the area the teams with the most points advance to the playoffs.For that reason, most coaches in Lake and Sumter counties share the same mantra. We want to go 1-0 every week, said Eustis coach Mike Hay.Said Oates, I just tell my kids that if we win our games, well be in the playoffs.Tonight also represents a time for fans to renew their loyalties to their prep alma maters. Its a chance for local fan bases to turn local high school fields, which have been dark for much of the past nine or 10 months, into the center of excite-ment in their communities. Then, on Saturday morn-ing, the previous nights game again becomes the main topic of conversations in local diners, barbershops and other typical weekend gathering places.In the relatively small communities that make up Lake County, the action under the Friday Night Lights often becomes more than just a game. They represent a beacon of com-munity pride, particularly when longtime rivals meet.For many players taking the field tonight and for fans filling the stands, the play-offs arent even a thought. Not yet.However, the opportunity to play football in November becomes a reality only with wins in September and October.And the last week in August. Opening night. SEASONFrom Page B1of in charge of my destiny, OHair said. If I play good golf Im just going to work into the next week.Woods, playing for the first time since his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship, had a pair of birdies, a pair of bogeys, a lot of pars and a 71. He was five shots behind and in a tie for 60th. After a rough start off the tee, Woods wound up hitting nine of 14 fairways. He just never got it close enough for good looks at birdie.Just didnt have the situ-ations where I had the full club and I could go ahead and take a rip at it and start being aggressive and going after these flags, Woods said. I kept having to play a little defensive because I was taking more club, trying to shape it and take spin off. One of those days.Woods is back in the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in five years, and it was his first time at Ridge-wood Country Club since 2010. Thousands came to watch him play, and they heard plenty of cheers from the group behind him.Dustin Johnson rimmed out a 6-iron on the par-3 sixth for one of his seven birdies to offset a triple bogey for a 67. U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka ran off four birdies and an eagle for his 67. FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas had four birdies in his round of 69.Johnson could tell his 6-iron was close to perfect from the flight of the shot, where it landed and the reaction of the fans behind the par-3 sixth green as the ball rolled around left edge of the cup.Or were they cheering because Woods teed off on the hole ahead of them?I was kind of debating whether they were yelling for me or him, Johnson said with a smile.OHair isnt alone in the urgency to play well. The top 100 advance to the second stage next week at the TPC Boston, with the top 70 going to the BMW Championship and the top 30 making it to East Lake in Atlanta for the Tour Championship.Tway and Lovemark are in the mid-80s in the FedEx Cup, while Taylor is at No. 112.Tway began his week playing in a charity event with good friend Morgan Hoffmann, who is coping with muscular dystrophy. Hoffmann is a reminder of how far players can go with the FedEx Cup points qua-drupled in the playoffs.Morgan Hoffmann came in at 124 and went all the way to The Tour Champion-ship, Tway said, referring to 2014. Thats kind of the plan, try to play as good as you can and go as far as you can.Johnson had no idea where his tee shots were going until late in his round, yet he still managed to pile up birdies. One wild drive cost him at the 17th, where the ball went so far left it wasnt even worth searching for in the woods. Johnson made triple bogey.I hit that ball 70 yards left of where I was look-ing, he said. If Im trying to hit a high cut, if anything Im going to over-cut it to the right. And it came off low and hooked. So I just laughed. Wasnt funny when I made triple, though.OHair doesnt sound like hes playing under a lot of pressure. He had knee surgery last year that kept him from most of the fall events, putting him behind. He decided to keep playing until he had his card locked up, and then he was runner-up at the Valero Texas Open.After that, I kind of just checked out mentally because I knew I was safe and kind of lost my drive a little bit, he said. WOODSFrom Page B1seemed to come up with a crucial serve or winner.Besides Littlejohn, who served well for the Yellow Jackets as well providing solid defense, Anna Shen and Brittney Bowers also played well.In the third game, Bowers led an inspired rally and got the Yellow Jackets even at 10-all and then served up a winner to give Leesburg an 11-10 lead.But the lead was short-lived with Tavares outscoring Leesburg 15-8 down the stretch for the win.Tavares improved to 2-1 on the season, while Leesburg fell to 0-1.I was especially happy with the play of our two freshmen, Olivia Giffing and Savanna Harbaugh, Smith said. They both did a nice job setting the ball and Savannah got in a few good hits. Jaylen and Sophia did a great job serving and Sophia did well as a libero. Deana had some good plays, too. We have a long way to go, especially with only three seniors and one junior on the roster.So far, I like what Im seeing from these girls. BATTLEFrom Page B1Meanwhile, his football team was back at practice without him on Thursday, preparing for the opener against Oregon State on Sept. 1. Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will continue to coach the team during Meyers absence.An Ohio State spokesman on Thursday declined to expand on the contents of investigative report, referring The Associated Press back to comments made by Meyer and others at the news conference Wednesday night.Smith has denied being aggressive with his ex-wife. His attorney said Wednesday that Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were collateral damage from Courtney Smiths desire to hurt her ex-husband. Court-ney Smiths attorney did not comment on Thursday as Ohio States decision reverberated through the sports world.I knew (firing) wasnt going to happen because its too big of a program, and hes too much of a high-profile coach, Ohio State student Justin Johnson said Thursday. So I knew he wasnt going to get fired and I knew that they werent going to keep him off the field for too long.For some, the punishment wont be enough.He is so influential and so many people listen and adore him, and for the fact that hes just like sliding it off and focusing on the football team and his career is kind of selfish, Ohio State student Natalie Sanchez-Carrillo said.Meyer, 54, kept his job through the bizarre chapter but likely will never be the same or be considered in the same way.Ohio States report found Meyer went too far in allowing Smith to remain on the staff for so long, without explicitly covering up or condoning any of Smiths misconduct.The report details some of the missteps: Meyer and his wife, Shel-ley, clearly didnt believe Zach Smith had committed domestic abuse against his now-ex-wife Courtney. Despite an incident in 2009 that resulted in Zach Smiths arrest, and another accusation in October 2015 and a recurring investigation by police, Meyer gave his pro-tege the benefit of the doubt. The report suggests Shelley Meyer, who swapped text messages with Courtney Smith after the 2015 accusation, had doubts about the veracity of Courtney Smiths allegations and for that reason didnt share it with her husband. Courtney Smith said Zach Smith put his hands around her neck and shoved her against a wall, which he denies. He was never charged. Because Smith wasnt arrested for domestic violence in 2015, neither Meyer nor athletic director Gene Smith believed they were obligated to report it to university officials. Gene Smith was suspended for two weeks for his role in the handling of Zach Smith. Meyer said he regrets it and insisted hes a different person now.My awareness of domestic violence and how serious it is whenever you hear that kind of accusation, absolutely has grown, he said during the Wednesday night press conference to announce his suspension. I will be very cautious. Meyer became aware that Zach Smith had visited a Miami strip club with at least one other Ohio State football coach and high school coach during a recruiting trip in May 2014, spending $600 of his own money. Meyer reprimanded and warned Smith not to do it again. It also led to the addition of the morality clause in the Ohio State coaching manual. But Smith kept his job. Meyer knew Smith was regularly late to practice and workouts during his divorce proceedings and failed to appear for scheduled recruit-ing visits. Meyer issued a warning. Gene Smith suggested replacing the young receivers coach, but Meyer refused. In June 2016, Meyer urged Zach Smith to get treat-ment for an addiction to a prescription stimulant but didnt tell the athletic direc-tor about it. While the report stops short of saying Meyer lied when asked about his knowl-edge of the 2015 domestic abuse allegations against Zach Smith, the report found that he intentionally misled reporters about what he knew, and talked to a staff member about possibly deleting some text messages from his phone. He told investigators he had no memory of being told about the 2015 events, even though Gene Smith sent him a text about how to handle questions about it.Although it is a close question and we cannot rule out that Coach Meyer was intentionally misleading in his answers, we do not ulti-mately find that he was, the report concluded. He clearly misspoke and made misstate-ments, but the reasons that happened are complex.Those reasons, according to the report, included significant memory issues in other situations where he had prior extensive knowledge of events. He has also periodi-cally taken medicine that can negatively impair his memory, concentration and focus. BEHAVIORFrom Page B1Leesburgs Tayquan Pinellas (2) braces for a tackle at the Kickoff Classic against Inverness Citrus High School, last week in Leesburg. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith watches before the start of a game against Army on Sept. 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. [MARVIN FONG//THE PLAIN DEALER VIA AP] Dustin Johnson, right, talks with Justin Thomas as they approach the 13th green during the rst round of the Northern Trust, on Thursday in Paramus, N.J. [AP PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ]

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T „2:41.A„29,475(41,313).REDSOX7,INDIANS0CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG T omlinp000000--Lindorss401001.288 Diazdh-1b401000.333 Ramirez3b300001.296 Gonzalez3b100000.284 Encarnacion1b301000.233 Cabreralf300002.270 Guyerrf200000.191 Kipnis2b300000.220 R.Perezc300002.156 A llencf302001.258 T OTALS2905007 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf512001.340 Benintendilf310020.297 Moreland1b101000.259 1-Swihartpr-1b412200.223 Martinezdh311121.333 Bogaertsss511202.281 Holt2b201020.265 Nunez3b401201.257 Leonc411000.205 BradleyJr.cf412002.225 T OTALS35712767 CLEVELAND000000000„050 BOSTON00006100X„7120 1-ranforMorelandinthe1st. LOB„Cleveland3,Boston10.2B„Bogaerts (38),Nunez(20),Leon(11),Swihart(7). RBIs„Martinez(109),Bogaerts2(82), Nunez2(38),Swihart2(9).SB„Allen(12). CS„Betts(4). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cleveland 2(Lindor,Gonzalez)Boston6(Bogaerts, Nunez3,BradleyJr.2).RISP„Cleveland0 f or4Boston6for14. Runnersmovedup„Diaz.LIDP„Cabrera. GIDP„Diaz,Kipnis. 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Umpires„Home,TonyRandazzoFirst,Brian ONoraSecond,ChadWhitsonThird,Lance Barrett.T„2:36.A„25,584(41,922).ROCKIES4,PADRES3SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Galvisss502000.237 Pirela2b503200.254 Yatesp000000.000 Hosmer1b400001.257 Renfroelf411102.244 Reyesrf201011.238 Jankowskirf100000 .257 Spangenberg3b400002.244 Margotcf400001.243 Ellisc412001.287 Lucchesip200001.074 a-Myersph010010.268 Wingenterp000000--Castillop000000.000 Stammenp000000--c-Hedgesph000010.238 1-Asuajepr-2b000000.199 TOTALS3539339 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blackmoncf411001.276 LeMahieu2b400002.275 Arenado3b300103.307 Storyss412001.295 Hollidaylf300000.000 Parralf100001.284 Desmond1b411201.234 Dahlrf312100.277 Iannettac201011.221 Freelandp200000.077 Shawp000000--McGeep000000--b-McMahonph100000.232 Rusinp000000.333 TOTALS31474110 SANDIEGO000001200„390 COLORADO000011002„471 Twooutswhenwinningrunscored. a-walkedforLucchesiinthe7th.b-”iedout forMcGeeinthe8th.c-walkedforStammen inthe9th. 1-ranforHedgesinthe9th. E„Story(9).LOB„SanDiego8,Colorado 3.2B„Story(36),Dahl(7).HR„Renfroe (15),offFreelandDahl(7),offLucchesi Desmond(20),offYates.RBIs„Pirela2(30), Renfroe(46),Arenado(88),Desmond2(71), Dahl(20).SB„Blackmon(8),Story(19). SF„Arenado. Runnersleftinscoringposition„SanDiego 3(Pirela,Renfroe,Spangenberg)Colorado1 (Holliday).RISP„SanDiego2for9Colorado 2for7. Runnersmovedup„Hosmer,LeMahieu. GIDP„Pirela,Hosmer,Blackmon. DP„SanDiego1(Galvis,Hosmer)Colorado 2(LeMahieu,Story,Desmond),(Story, LeMahieu,Desmond). SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lucchesi65 221681 3.74 Wingenter,H,1100001122.45 Castillo,H,6.20 000110 3.28 Stammen,H,20.10000022.69 Yates,L,4-3.222202192.16 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Freeland6.1722171062.96 Shaw011010156.42 McGee1.200002245.98 Rusin,W,1-2110010126.85 Shawpitchedto3battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Shaw1-1,McGee 2-0. Umpires„Home,NicLentzFirst,EdHickox Second,GabeMorales;Third,JerryMeals. T„3:00.A„30,625(50,398).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland, 105;Betts,Boston,103; Martinez,Boston,95;Benintendi,Boston,90;Ramirez, Cleveland,87;Bregman, Houston,82;Stanton,New York,82;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Rosario,Minnesota, 80;Segura,Seattle,78. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 109;Davis,Oakland,102; Ramirez,Cleveland,91; Encarnacion,Cleveland,85; Bogaerts,Boston,82;Haniger,Seattle,81;Stanton, NewYork,81;Cruz,Seattle, 79;3tiedat78. HITS: Martinez,Boston,155; Segura,Seattle,152;Lindor, Cleveland,148;Betts, Boston,146;Merri“eld, KansasCity,146;Rosario, Minnesota,146;Castellanos,Detroit,144;Stanton, NewYork,140;Benintendi, Boston,139;Brantley, Cleveland,137. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,38;Martinez,Boston, 38;Ramirez,Cleveland,37; Gallo,Texas,33;Stanton, NewYork,32;Cruz,Seattle, 31;Trout,LosAngeles,30; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Betts, Boston,27;Encarnacion, Cleveland,27. STOLENBASES: Gordon, Seattle,28;Ramirez,Cleveland,28;Merri“eld,Kansas City,27;Smith,TampaBay, 26. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,16-6;Severino,New York,16-6;Carrasco,Cleveland,15-7;Porcello,Boston, 15-6;Snell,TampaBay, 15-5;Happ,NewYork,14-6; Price,Boston,14-6;Morton, Houston,13-3;5tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97; Snell,TampaBay,2.07; Bauer,Cleveland,2.22; Verlander,Houston,2.65; Cole,Houston,2.73;Kluber, Cleveland,2.74;Morton, Houston,3.05;Fiers, Oakland,3.21;Clevinger, Cleveland,3.25;Severino, NewYork,3.28. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,226;Verlander, Houston,223;Sale,Boston, 219;Bauer,Cleveland, 214;Morton,Houston, 182;Severino,NewYork, 181;Paxton,Seattle,176; Carrasco,Cleveland,167; Kluber,Cleveland,166;Berrios,Minnesota,161. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado, 92;Yelich,Milwaukee,87; Albies,Atlanta,85;Carpenter,St.Louis,85;Arenado, Colorado,81;Goldschmidt, Arizona,80;Harper, Washington,80;Freeman, Atlanta,79;Hernandez, Philadelphia,79;Turner, Washington,78. RBI: Baez,Chicago,92; Suarez,Cincinnati,92; Aguilar,Milwaukee,90; Arenado,Colorado,88; Story,Colorado,84;Harper, Washington,81;Markakis, Atlanta,81;Rizzo,Chicago, 80;Freeman,Atlanta,78; Hoskins,Philadelphia,77. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta, 155;Markakis,Atlanta, 154;Gennett,Cincinnati, 145;Peraza,Cincinnati, 144;Story,Colorado, 142;Castro,Miami,141; Goldschmidt,Arizona,141; Yelich,Milwaukee,141; Albies,Atlanta,140;Turner, Washington,140. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,34; Arenado,Colorado,30; Harper,Washington,30; Aguilar,Milwaukee,29; Goldschmidt,Arizona,29; Muncy,LosAngeles,28; Suarez,Cincinnati,28;Baez, Chicago,26;Shaw,Milwaukee,26;Story,Colorado,26. STOLENBASES: Turner, Washington,32;Hamilton, Cincinnati,29;SMarte, Pittsburgh,28. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,16-6;Nola, Philadelphia,15-3;Lester, Chicago,14-5;Chacin, Milwaukee,13-4;Godley, Arizona,13-6;Mikolas, St.Louis,13-3;Greinke, Arizona,12-8;Freeland, Colorado,11-7;Marquez, Colorado,11-9;6tiedat10.ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.71;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.13;Scherzer,Washington, 2.13;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.72;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.80;Freeland,Colorado, 2.96;Greinke,Arizona, 3.06;Corbin,Arizona,3.17; Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.25; Williams,Pittsburgh,3.44. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,244;deGrom, NewYork,214;Corbin, Arizona,198;Nola,Philadelphia,169;Greinke,Arizona, 165;Gray,Colorado,162.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPhillies2,Nationals0: AaronNola outdueledMaxScherzerinameeting ofAll-Staraces,OdubelHerrera hitatwo-runhomerintheseventh inningandthePhiladelphiaPhillies defeatedtheWashingtonNationals. Nola(15-3)wasmasterfulinhis matchupwiththethree-timeCy YoungAwardwinner,allowing“ve hitsandonewalk.Heescapedhis biggestjamwithhis“nalpitch,strikingoutBryceHarperwithrunnerson “rstandsecondtoendtheeighth. RedSox7,Indians0: DavidPrice pitchedeightshutoutinningsforhis “fthstraightwin,backedbythree bases-loadeddoublesinasix-run “fthinning,andBostonbeatClevelandtosplittheirfour-gameseries. Afterlosingthe“rsttwogames, Bostonwontwicein20hourstoopen a9-gameleadovertheidleNew YorkYankeesintheALEast Rockies4,Padres3: IanDesmond hitatwo-run,two-outhomerinthe ninthinning,andColoradobeat SanDiego.MattHollidaywasin Coloradosstartinglineupforthe “rsttimeinadecadeafterhaving hiscontractselectedfromTriple-A Albuquerque.Hewent0for3. Giants3,Mets1: SanFranciscos MadisonBumgarnerhitanRBI doublefortheonlyearnedrunoff NewYorkaceJacobdeGromand toppedhimonthemound,too. Tigers7,WhiteSox2: MatthewBoyd pitchedsixscorelessinningsand RonnyRodriguezhithis“rstcareer homeruntoliftDetroitoverChicago. LATE KansasCityatTampaBay AtlantaatMiami CincinnatiatChicagoCubs OaklandatMinnesotaTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA CincinnatiHarvey(R)6-74.9112-91-117.13.63 ChicagoTBD2:20p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)10-72.7212-122-020.20.87 MiamiStraily(R)7:10p4-64.609-110-116.05.63 WashingtonGonzalez(L)7-104.5111-141-215.28.04 NewYorkVargas(L)7:10p3-87.673-111-111.25.40 PittsburghMusgrove(R)5-73.316-81-220.02.25 MilwaukeeMiley(L)8:10p2-22.185-40-116.03.38 St.LouisMikolas(R)13-32.8018-72-020.03.15 ColoradoSenzatela(R)8:40p4-34.473-31-016.22.16 SanDiegoRichard(L)7-105.1112-140-018.06.00 LosAngelesHill(L)10:10p5-43.738-91-017.14.15AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkSabathia(L)7-43.3213-91-014.21.84 BaltimoreCobb(R)7:05p4-155.095-181-123.01.57 BostonVelazquez(R)7-12.744-10-19.23.72 TampaBayTBD7:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ChicagoLopez(R)4-94.728-170-014.07.07 DetroitFulmer(R)7:10p3-94.505-140-217.26.11 OaklandManaea(L)11-93.7015-111-214.16.91 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)8:10p5-74.5512-141-015.14.11 ClevelandClevinger(R)9-73.2511-142-018.01.50 KansasCityKeller(R)8:15p6-53.326-82-118.03.00 HoustonKeuchel(L)9-103.5914-120-118.23.38 LosAngelesHeaney(L)10:07p7-74.1112-111-017.26.62INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)9-83.2512-120-219.02.84 TorontoBorucki(L)7:07p2-34.275-51-19.213.03 SeattleRamirez(R)0-25.492-20-115.04.20 ArizonaGodley(R)9:40p13-64.4415-101-019.04.26 TexasHutchison(R)2-25.711-21-113.17.43 SanFranciscoR odriguez(R)10:15p6-12.259-31-021.00.86 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAug.24 1905: TheChicagoCubsbeatthePhilliesatPhiladelphia2-1in20inningsbehindthecompletegame pitchingofEdReulbach. 1940: Out“elderTedWilliamspitchedthelasttwo inningsfortheBostonRedSoxagainstDetroitat FenwayPark.Heallowedonerunonthreehits,but struckoutRudyYorkonthreepitches.TheTigers, behindTommyBridges,won12-1. 1951: St.LouisBrownsownerBillVeeckgaveover1,000 fansbehindhisdugoutYESandNOplacards,allowingthemtohaveapartinthestrategyofthegame. Thefans”ashedthecardswhenaskedbythecoaches whattheBrownsshoulddoanditworkedasSt.Louis beatthePhiladelphiaAthletics5-3. 1975: EdHalickiofSanFranciscopitcheda6-0no-hitter againsttheNewYorkMetstoleadtheGiantstoa sweepofadoubleheader.Onthesameday,DaveLopes ofLosAngelesstolehis38thconsecutivebaseinthe seventhinningagainsttheExpos.Lopesstreakwas snappedinthe12thinningbyGaryCarter.TheExpos won5-3in14innings. 1989: Aftersixmonthsofdenial,defenseanddelay, CincinnatimanagerPeteRosewasbannedforlifefrom baseballbyCommissionerA.BartlettGiamattiforgambling.Rose,baseballsall-timehitleaderandholderof 19major-leaguerecords,signeda“ve-pageagreement withGiamattiinwhichheagreedtoalifetimepenalty butdidnotadmittogamblingonbaseball. 2003: RamonHernandezandMiguelTejadahitgrand slamsasOaklandroutedToronto17-2.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto6,Baltimore0 ChicagoWhiteSox7,Minnesota3 Texas4,Oakland2 Houston10,Seattle7 Boston10,Cleveland4 TampaBay6,KansasCity3 NationalLeague Milwaukee4,Cincinnati0 Atlanta2,Pittsburgh1 Washington8,Philadelphia7 N.Y.Mets5,SanFrancisco3 Colorado6,SanDiego2 St.Louis3,L.A.Dodgers1 Interleague ChicagoCubs8,Detroit2 Miami9,N.Y.Yankees3 Arizona5,L.A.Angels1 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,1:05p.m., 1stgame BostonatTampaBay,6:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit,6:10 p.m. N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,7:05p.m., 2ndgame OaklandatMinnesota,7:10p.m. ClevelandatKansasCity,7:15p.m. HoustonatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. WashingtonatN.Y.Mets,4:05p.m. AtlantaatMiami,7:10p.m. PittsburghatMilwaukee,7:10p.m. St.LouisatColorado,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatL.A.Dodgers,9:10p.m. Interleague TexasatSanFrancisco,4:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatToronto,4:07p.m. SeattleatArizona,8:10p.m.MLBCALENDARAug.31: Lastdaytobecontractedtoan organizationandbeeligibleforpostseasonroster. Oct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeries start. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos108424102144.340 JMartinezBos12146394154.333 AltuveHou10641564136.328 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea11748378152.315 TroutLAA10937282115.309 MSmithTB11536950112.304 Merri“eldKC12348359146.302 BrantleyCle11445573137.301 BenintendiBos12046589139.299 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl12648679155.319 YelichMil11344987141.314 MarkakisAtl12649269154.313 GennettCin12346774145.310 CainMil11041765128.307 ArenadoCol12145381139.307 DPeraltaAri11444764137.306 MartinezStL12041345126.305 DickersonPit10941453126.304 GoldschmidtAri12547480141.297 ThroughearlygamesonAug.23


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PAGE 21 | Friday, August 24, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: I'm using a 400-watt power inverter in my truck. It is mounted on the floor tunnel on the passenger side. I ran the cables through the firewall from the truck battery. Now I want to have a larger one for the small chest freezer I'll have in my cargo trailer for hunting. I'm wondering if 1,000 watts is big enough, and I'll need to find a new place for the larger inverter, probably under the back seat. What are your thoughts on extending the cables to this area? How long can I run the inverter with the engine off? „ Steve A. A: Power inverters are very handy gadgets if they're properly chosen and installed! Connected to a robust 12-volt system, they make household 120 volts suitable for a variety of small to mid-sized appliances. Let's get a handle on watts, and how the trade-off occurs: Volts times amps equals watts. Voltage is similar to pressure, amperage is the quantity of electrons flowing (current), and watts is the usable power that can result. Household power is 10 times the voltage of a 12-volt automotive system, so only ‡ the current (amps) flows to get the same amount of work done. This is why 120-volt extension cords and wiring are not particularly large in diameter and can be somewhat lengthy compared to 12-volt systems. Current flow through a wire is similar to water flowing through a pipe, the larger and shorter the pipe is, the better it flows! Your existing 400-watt inverter may cause as many as 30 amps of current to flow through its supply cables. This would best be managed with the shortest run possible of eight-gauge wire and a 40to 50-amp fuse at the battery connection. Upgrading to a larger inverter placed at perhaps three times the distance will require larger cables. Your small chest freezer probably requires 200 watts to 300 watts to operate, so choosing a more robust inverter is a good idea, along with possibly carrying a spare unit to insure your hard-earned protein makes it home safely. I'd size the cables to the inverter rating as opposed to your expected freezer usage, as you may decide to add additional loads in the future. Two-gauge cable with a 100-amp fuse would be a good choice (AWG cable sizes are like shotgun shells; a smaller number is a larger physical size). The 120 volt side of the system enjoys minimal current, so a typical 25to 30-inch 14-gauge extension cord would work fine between inverter and freezer. Now, some safety concerns: Be extremely careful when routing both the 12-volt and 120-volt cables (avoid chafing with protective sleeves), and passing them through metal. I'd consider two holes in the back seat floor, one for each, with an appropriate rubber grommet. The truck frame UNDER THE HOODLocating new inverter for truck freezer Brad Bergholdt The 2018 BMW X3 M40i can make the weekend getaway even more funBy Robert DufferTribune News ServiceThe 2018 BMW X3 M40i is a performance crossover that gets the heart thumping while still being adult enough to fit four adults and all their stuff for a five-day weekend away.And what a weekend it was. Averaging about 25 mpg on the highway, the X3 earned its M-mmmerits on Missouri's twisty backwoods roads, where wild turkeys, armadillos and deer are more frequent than oncoming traffic. Some of those turkeys were in the backseat, requesting more crossover and less performance.We obliged, at first. Cognac Vernasca tan leather swaddled the interior in plush comfort, and ventilated 14-way power front seats and a three-zone climate system kept the seven-hour drive as comfy as a seven-hour drive can get.The tallest passenger at 6'3" was a tight fit front and back due to his particularly bulbous knees, but headroom was plentiful thanks in part to the panoramic sunroof. One of those same knees had a tendency to block the driver's hand from using BMW's control-ler dial in the center console. The 12.3-inch touch screen display is crystal clear, with excellent navigation display and functionality, which is also conveniently projected on the head-up display(part of $2,950 Pre-mium Package).The controller dial, touch screen and redundant steer-ing controls are all portals to vehicle info, so every taste to access technology is satisfied. Of course there's overkill. Everyone enjoyed the novelty of gesture controls, such as circling your finger in front of the centerstack to adjust volume. Why not reach a few inches more and use the knob? The silly nov-elty is complemented by six different ambient lighting options. What was not silly was the money grab of $300 for Apple CarPlay and $500 for wireless phone charging, options usually thrown in free or bundled in a package by other automakers.That is not the German way. Despite three packages on the tester, including ges-ture control bundled with the every-angle-covered surround view camera as part of the $2,550 Executive Package, our X3 did not have adaptive cruise or lane keep assist.Road noise was minimal despite the gaping maw overhead and both EcoPro and Comfort modes were smooth enough to allow for intermittent naps from everyone but the driver.At 29 cubic feet, cargo room was as tall and deep as it was wide, and a clever underfloor storage shelf helped secure delicate items Performance meets comfortVehicle type: performance compact crossover Base price: $54,300 As tested: $64,050 (excluding $995 destination) Mpg: 20 city, 27 highway, 23 comb Engine: 360-hp three-liter turbo inline six-cylinder Transmission: Eightspeed automatic Competitive rank: Porsche Macan, Mercedes-AMG GLC43, BMW X3, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi SQ52018 BMW X3 M40iThe 2018 BMW X3 M40i performance crossover is powered by a new three-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. [ROBERT DUFFER/ CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS] By Eric D. LawrenceTribune News ServiceThe Toyota Sienna "stum-bled" as the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica both captured solid overall ratings in the latest crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2018 and 2019 model year minivans.Both the Odyssey and the Pacifica qualify as 2018 Top Safety Picks, according to the institute. The Odyssey had the best total rating, fol-lowed by the Pacifica, which overcame a marginal rating for structure, because sensors indicated a low risk of injury.The passenger-side small overlap front crash test, which the institute began using last year, evaluates what happens when the front corner of the passenger-side strikes a stationary object, such as a tree or utility pole, according to the institute. The tests measure the impact of a crash when a vehicle is traveling at 40 mph.The Sienna received a poor rating for structure, which allowed "as much as 20 inches of intrusion in the lower occupant compartment and more than 16 inches of intrusion at the dashboard."David Zuby, executive vice president and chief research officer for the institute, said a right front passenger in the Sienna could have right hip and lower leg injuries in a real crash because of the way the structure crumpled around the test dummy's legs. "We explicitly measured higher forces in the dummy's right leg, but with 20 inches of front structure moving into the occupant space, we're also concerned that the head or chest might be compromised" based on the types of injuries shown in real crashes with that type of impact, Zuby said.Toyota made improvements with its 2015 Sienna models to better protect the driver, but did not do the same for right front passengers, according to the institute."If you own a Toyota Sienna, I wouldn't panic because the Toyota Sienna does earn good ratings in our other tests," Zuby said. "If you're in the market for a new minivan, we'd recommend people look at the Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica."Two other minivans „ the Kia Sedona and Dodge Grand Caravan „ were not included in the latest release. Zuby said the institute is waiting for Kia to make promised changes before testing the minivan, and the Grand Caravan has poor protection for drivers in the small overlap crash test so is not likely have a good rating for passengers.The latest release from the Insurance Institute also looked at Latch ratings „ Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children „ which is a child restraint system designed to make it easier to install a child seat.The Odyssey also topped the list with a "good+" rating. The Grand Caravan, Sedona and Sienna were acceptable, and the Pacifica was marginal. The institute noted that the Latch ratings do not "have any bearing on safety," but said it is difficult, although not impossible, "to achieve a good installation in a poor-rated vehicle.""Honda factored in Latch when redesigning the Odyssey for 2018, boosting the minivan's rating from acceptable to good+ by making the second-row tether anchors easy to find and the lower anchors easy to maneuver around," Zuby said.In the market for a minivan? Consider these crash test results The 2019 Chrysler Paci“ ca Limited captured solid overall ratings in the latest crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2018 and 2019 model year minivans. [FCA US LLC] See INVERTER, C2 See BMW, C2


C2 Friday, August 24, 2018 | ByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $21,000 Priceastested: $26,820 Thisweek,werereviewingthe2018ChevyTrax, introducedbackin2015with abitofDNAthatdatesback tothelittleChevyGEOthat roamedthehighwaysstartingin1989.However,unlike theGeoandsiblingSuzuki Tracker,thismodern-day compactSUVdelivers responsivehandling,loads ofmodernsafety,astandardturbochargedEcotec 1.4-literfour-cylinderand surprisinglygoodinterior roominess. OurtoplineTraxPremierfeaturedfront-drive underpinnings,although Chevyalsooffersanallwheel-drive(AWD)option forthethreeTraxmodels available.ThePremieradds muchtotheTraxformula, withfeatureslikestandard forwardcollisionwarning, lanedeparturenotification andevenasunroof,too. AllTraxmodelsnow featureAndroidandApple Smartphonecompatibility, whichaddstothestandard acrosstheboardrearview safetycamera,110-volt outlet,USBports,4GWi-Fi andMyLinkinfotainment systemsthatChevyintroducedseveralyearsago. Undergoinganicefront enddesignupgradein2017, theentryLSTraxstartsat $21,000,withmid-tierLT beginningat$23,895while thePremierstartsat$27,300. TheAWDoptionadds$1,500 tothepriceassuringyour newTraxwillhavesome TrackerŽfour-wheel-drive tractionthatcomesinhandy duringoff-roadventuresor inclementweather. Alreadyabigsellerfor GeneralMotorsinforeign countries,Traxisbuiltin SouthKoreaandpopular inChina,Canada,Germany,Lebanon,United ArabEmiratesandEurope. Overall,Traxismarketedin 66globalmarkets. Similarindimensionsand mechanicalstotheBuick Encorewhichwedrove aboutrecently,Traxisbuilt onthesameplatformas Buickandconsumerscan saveseveralthousanddollarsiftheydecidetogowith theChevymodelinstead oftheupscaleBuick.Of course,youwontreceive thatspecialBuickluxury, butmanyconsumerswont mindthetrade-offifthe purchaseisstrictlybasedon dollarsspent. Ifyoudecideonthetop linePremier,youllreceive keylessentryandpush buttonstart,nice18-inch alloywheels,heated frontseats,enhanced leatheretteupholstery, leather-wrappedsteering wheel,andaseven-speaker Bosestereoaudiosystem. NotableistheturbochargedEcotecenginethat delivers138horseswith powertransferringthrough asix-speedHydramatic transmission.Theautomatictransmissionalsohas amanualmodeŽoption fordriverswhowantto controlshiftpoints.Fuel mileageisdecentas2WD ownerscanexpect25city and33highwaywhilethe AWDcrowdwillexperienc e 24and30,respectively. GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andGateHouseMedia.TestDrive:2018ChevroletTrax2018ChevroletTrax.[CHEVROLET] AUTOMOTIVEDIDYOUKNOW PoweredByNearly83percentofolderdrivers reportneverspeakingtoafamily memberorphysicianabouttheirsafe drivingability,accordingtoAAA. A UTOBITSTirecon“dential:Tipson pickingtherightoneforyou Tomostpeople,atireis atireisatire.Tothenaked eye,thatsabsolutelycorrect: Theyareblackandround. However,uponfurther inspection,tiresareoneof t hemosttechnologically advancedpartsofacar,influencingthebraking,steering, comfort,handling,safetyand fuelefficiency.Theyarealso t heonlypartsactuallytouchingtheroad. Whetheritsthedaily commute,familyroadtrip, cruisetothebeach,off-road adventureorgroceryrun, t iresabsorbconstantpoundingoverallsortsofsurfaces inallkindsofweather conditions.Thankstostout engineeringandtechnology, t heycontinuetoperform w ithamazingeffectiveness andlastlongerthanever. However,nomatterhow l ong-lastingtiresare,theres atimewhenyoullneedto replacethem,andpickingthe rightoneforyourvehiclecan b echallenging.Cornering, acceleration,wetroadtract ion,tirewear,ride,styling andfueleconomycanbe modifiedbychangingtires,Ž saysAlanHoltschneiderof Y okohamaTire.Knowing w hattypesoftiresareavailableisimportantbecauseit cansavemoneyandfueland v astlyimproveavehicles rideandhandling.Ž Holtschneidersaidthefirst steptoselectingtheright t iresistoconsiderhowyou w illbeusingthem. M oreContentNowLikes: Looks,interiorroom, safetyrating,turbocharger. Dislikes: Cargoroomlessthan competitors,bitofturbolag, somesafetyitemsunviableon entrymodel. can be used for the 12 volt ground connection; remove paint from the mating surface. I would run the inverter only while the engine is running, and/or only briefly afterwards to avoid running down your truck battery to a no-start situation. Adding a pair of deep cycle 27 series batteries in the trailer, connected to the truck electrical system for charging (while driving) would be a good idea if you won't be running the truck frequently (disconnect from the truck while parked). The pair of batteries should power the freezer for perhaps three hours before being recharged (avoid discharging the batteries below 50 percent). During road trips 10 hours on/14 hours off works OK for keeping pre-frozen goods solid (I have done this many times with a freezer full of fish) but your fresh meat would realistically be kept just cold for your return trip, unless it's lengthy. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at; he cannot make personal replies. INVERTERFrom Page C1 such as a handle of Tito's.It did everything you'd expect from a luxury compact crossover. Until we unloaded the gear (and the turkeys) to hit those undulating back-woods roads.The first X3 to be injected with BMW's laudable M Per-formance line features a new 3-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. Along with the eight-speed automatic transmission, total output is 360 horsepower compared to 306 horses in the outgoing xDrive35i. Torque jumps 25 percent to 369 pound-feet. It's mmmmarvelous. There is no lag from a stop, and the stomach drops a little as you catch your breath out of second gear on your way to hitting 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Paddle shifters give the driver control of any red-lining tendencies. Sport mode turns the instrument cluster from blue to red, and the fuel-monitoring gauge becomes a red-rimmed RPM gauge. It also tightens the steering for much sharper execution. The thrumming engine note is artificially amplified through the speakers, but it still quickens the pulse.It's quicker than the Audi SQ5, and a tad slower than similarly priced MercedesAMG GLC43 and Porsche Macan S.The most direct comparison is the 340i sedan, once the benchmark of the essen-tial driver's car, with ample power, direct steering and peerless handling. But an all-wheel-drive crossover just can't handle as well as a rear-drive sedan. It'll always be bigger and taller by design; the driver is more removed from the contours of the road and the heaviness demands more space for braking. Yet on its own the X3 is a delight.Run flat tires are a question mark, but the suspension and grip never questions confi-dence; it's fun to drive.The redesigned X3 is the kind of car that can make the weekend getaway even more fun, and the weekday com-mute more enjoyable. BMWFrom Page C1The 2018 BMW X3 M40i is quicker than the Audi SQ5, and a tad slower than similarly priced Mercedes-AMG GLC43 and Porsche Macan S. [ROBERT DUFFER/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS]

PAGE 23 | Friday, August 24, 2018 C3 MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED Anexcellentseason2forOzark O neofthemost appealingcharacteristicsofOzarkŽ ishowthewriterscreate aconstantundercurrent oftension.Theactionis fulloffluidsituationsthat demandonelife-and-death decisionafteranother. Keepingthistypeofstorytellingfrombecoming toofarfetched,almost exhausting,takesskilland OzarkŽrarelyslips.Itsa thrilltowatch.Butwhat reallysetsthisshowapart goesbeyondthehighstakes actiontoadeeperstory aboutchoices,liesandsurrenderingtodarkimpulses. Inseason1,desperate financialadviserMarty Byrde(JasonBateman) relocateshisfamilyfrom ChicagototheMissouri Ozarks,wherehemust launder$500millionfora Mexicancartelorhisfamilydies.Hisappearance intheOzarksdisruptsan FBIoperationandaheroin businessoperatedbyJacob (PeterMullan)andDarlene Snell(LisaEmery),adangerouscouplewithdeep rootsintheregionandlittle patienceforoutsiders. Season1focusedon Martysdesperationand guile,ashebuysaseriesof businessestolaunderthe cartelsmoney,aswellas thefracturedByrdefamily. MartyswifeWendy(Laura Linney),hisdaughter Charlotte(SofiaHublitz) andhissonJonah(Skylar Gaertner)aretryingtofind awaytoreconnectamong thechaosoftheirnewlife. Season2focusesonanew planandadifferentfamilydynamic.Martyand Wendy,partneringwitha localdeveloper,theSnells andtheKansasCitymafia, pushthroughthelicensingofacasinotolaunder thecartelsmoney.Marty andWendysmanipulationsdeeplydamagethe familysfragilebond, assurvivalŽtakesona muchdarkermeaning. Batemancontinueshis excellentperformanceas thestoicMarty,butits therichlycraftedfemale charactersofOzarkŽwho shineinseason2.Linneyisatourdeforce.She takesWendyonaconvincingemotionalandpsychologicaljourneyfrom reluctantparticipantto confidentpowerplayer. Inepisodeseven,shehas apowerfulmonologue thatisahighlightamong aseasonsworthofoutstandingmoments. JuliaGarner,asRuth Langmore,stealsevery scenesheisinandgives atroubledcharacter unexpectedcomplexity. CharlotteistheByrdefamilyconsciousandHublitz handlesthecharacterwith skill.LisaEmerymakesthe unhingedandunpredictableDarleneoneofthe mostfrighteningwomen onseriestelevisionwhile JanetMcTeerhitsevery cold-heartednotewith easeinherportrayalof thecartelsruthlesslawyerHelenPierce.Lodge ownerRachel(Jordana Spiro),reelingfromher discoveryofMartysreal purposeinherbusiness, beginstoself-destruct. ItsasaddownwardspiralthatSpirodelivers withemotionaldepth. AsWendyslowlybegins toacceptthedarkpath sheiswalking,shetells Marty,Wevedonealotof things.Thingswesaidwe wouldneverdo.ŽPeople makechoicesWendy,Ž Martysays.Choices haveconsequences.ŽItsa simpleandstarkreminder ofthiscompellingcrime dramascentralquestion. Whendoestheendstop justifyingthemeans?OzarkŽscreensonNet”ixonAug.31.[ZEROGRAVITY MANAGEMENT] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowSometimesworking asadirector,othersasa writer,onafewoccasions asboth,ChrisWeitzhas b eeninvolvedwithmovies hiswholelife,sometimes withhisolderbrother Paul,othersonhisown. Theirbest-knownfilms asadirectingteamare AmericanPieŽandAbout aBoy.ŽOnhisown,Chris hasdirectedTheGolden CompassŽandTheTwilightSaga:NewMoon.Ž HealsowroteRogue One:AStarWarsStory.Ž Hisnewest,Operation Finale,Žthetense,true storyofthepost-WWII huntfortheNazivillain AdolfEichmann(playedby BenKingsley)wasdirected b yhim,andwrittenby MatthewOrton.Weitz spokeabouthiscareer, thefilm,andwhyhewas theidealpersontomake itlastweekinNewYork.Q:Lookingatyourfamily history,youreprobablynot surprisedthatyouendedupin themoviebusiness.A:Well,mymomwas anactor,mygrandmother wasanactor,mygrandfatherwasanagenttoalot offilmmakers,including IngmarBergmanandBilly Wilder.Ihadmetsome ofthesepeopleasalittle kid.IwenttotheBarnum &BaileyCircuswithIngmarBergmanonceat MadisonSquareGarden.Q:Whatwasyourentry?A:Iwasntoneofthose kidswhowasmakingmoviesfromchildhood.For me,itwassortofawayto dosomethingwithwhatI hadbeenstudyingatuniversity,whichwasEnglish literature.Iveadapteda lotofbooks(intoscreenplays),butIdidntknow whatIwantedtodo.Iwas afreelancejournalistfor awhile.ThenIkindoffell intomovies.Mybrother waswritingplays,sohe wasmuchclosertoimaginingdoingthiskindof thing.ButheandIthought, Well,whydontwe try.ŽAndwedid,andIve doneitnowformyentire adultlife,sinceage21.Q:Andyouvehadalotof ideasouttherefor“lmsthat haventbeenmade,right?A:Earlyon,PaulandI didntunderstandhow thingsworked(laughs).So, wedcomeupwithcockamamieideas,likewhat ifyoutoldCasablancaŽ fromthepointofviewof SaminsteadofRick...but incorporateactualfootage.WetalkedtoWarner Bros.aboutthatbutit wentabsolutelynowhere. Actually,WarnerBros.did hireustowritearemake ofADoubleLife.ŽItsa prettywildmovie,kindof amelodrama-thriller.We wrotethescript,butthey didnotmakeit(laughs).Q:Howdidyougetinvolved withOperationFinale?ŽA:JonathanGlickman, theheadofproductionat MGM,sentthescriptto me.HeknewthatIhad sortofabackgroundin NaziGermanythroughmy fatherwritingbooksabout it.Hewrotebooksabout prominentNazileadership:Ribbentrop,whowas theNaziforeignminister andHjalmarSchacht, whowastheNazibankingminister.WhenIwas akidIwasorganizingmy dadsresearchlibrary, andIwascopyreadinghis galleys.So,Ivealways thoughtaboutthisperiod, anditimmediatelystruck meassomethingthatI waspreparedtodo.Q:Yourdad,John,isbest knownforbeingafashion designerinAmerica.Butis ittruethatbeforehewrote thosebooks,hewasactually aNaziHunter?A:Inthesensethathe wouldinterrogatesome capturedNazis.Thiswas towardtheendofthewar, duringtheAlliedoccupationofGermany.Mydad wasintheArmyCounter IntelligenceCorps,and thenintheOSS(predecessoroftheCIA).Hespoke fluentGermanandhe lookedAryan.Therewas oneinstancewhen,after theliberationofDachau, someofitwasusedasa POWcamp,andhewas insertedasanSSofficer whohadbeencaptured, intheory,inorderto monitorthebehaviorof theSSandGermansoldiersthathadbeencaptured,becausetherewas fearofaprisonrevolt.Q:Youwrotethescriptfor RogueOne.ŽArethereany rulestowritingaStarWarsŽ script?A:Thereareactual rules,likenondisclosure agreementsandsecurityarrangements.And story-wise,therearesome constraints.Buttheresa surprisingamountoflatitudeforcreativity.Ithink thatifsomethingdoesnt absolutelyviolatethefeelingortheestablishedkind offactsŽofStarWars,Ž yourefine.Ihadatremendousamountoffreedom. Theresthiswonderfulguy PabloHidalgoatLucasfilm, whoskindoftherepositoryofknowledgeabout StarWars.ŽIcouldsend questionstohimtomake surethatIwasntgettingsomethingwrong. OperationFinaledirectortalksNazis, IngmarBergmanandStarWars ChrisWeitz(left)goesoverascenefromOperationFinaleŽwith starOscarIsaac.[MGMPICTURES] OperationFinaleOpensonAug.29 ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowIrishfilmmakerLenny Abrahamsonhasadegree inphilosophyfromTrinityCollegeDublin.Allof hisfilms,fromtheearly, limited-releasearthouse faretothetwothat gainedhimentryinthe Americanmarket„the sweetandweirdFrankŽ andtheharrowingand popularRoomŽ„share acommonality.They featurecharacterswho, placedinoddsituations, doalotofphilosophical thinking.Thelattertwo, aswellashisnewone, TheLittleStranger,Ž provethatAbrahamson knowshowtolatchonto amoodandkeepitflowingthroughouthisfilms. Hespokelastweekby phonefromNewYork.Q:Whendidyouknowyou w antedtomakemovies?A:Iwasincollegewith myfriendEdGuiney, whoIveknownsince wewere15.Healways wantedtobeafilmproducer,andIhadflirted withtheideaifdirecting, sowhenwestartedup agroupcalledtheTrinityVideoSociety,Isaid Idliketobethedirectingpart.Thenweraised money,boughtavideo camera,andstarted makingstuff.Edhas producedallofmyfilms.Q:Isittruethatyouve beentryingtomakeThe LittleStrangerŽfora decade?A:IhadmadetwoIrish films,backintheday, whensomebodysentme apre-publishedversionofthenovel.Iread itandIabsolutelyloved it.Ifoundthetexture ofit,theworldinwhich itwasplaced,wasso atmospheric,andithad thiskindofdelicious ghoststoryelement... butallintheserviceof somereallyprofound andmovinginsightsinto humanbeings.Itwas thisextraordinaryhybrid ofgenrewithagreat pieceofliteraryfiction. IreaditandIgotafeelingofIthinkIknowhow tomakethis;Icanseeit. ButIwasanewbiefilmmakerwithtwosmallart housefilmstomyname, andtherewasnowayI wasgoingtogetthisbig, historicalperiodnovel. ButafewyearslaterI wasmakingFrank,Ž andImetsomepeople thathadtherightsto thenovel.IeventuallyI mettheproducerswho hadit,andhadalong conversationwiththem andwithLucindaCoxon, whowasadaptingit.We hititoffandatthatpoint Ihadmuchmorestuff behindme,anditmade senseformetodoit.Q:Whatwouldyouwant viewerstoknowaboutit beforeseeingit?A:Theidealaudienceisonethatknows aslittleaspossible aboutthefilm.TheLittleStranger directorputstogethera philosophicalghoststoryTheLittleStrangerOpensonAug.31




DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 25 years. I was 19 and he was 28. Among a number of things we disagree about, there's the notion that he feels I should have zero privacy. If he nds out I locked the bathroom door or the bedroom door for ve minutes to get something private done, like shave or use the potty, he freaks out and yells at me. He insists that he's the husband and I shouldn't feel the need to lock him out. This morning I locked the bedroom door for less than 10 minutes to pack my bag for a ight. I was running late and wanted to eliminate the distraction of him going in and out of the room so I could nish quickly. He ipped out, calling me rude for making him feel like he is a pervert by locking the door. In the nicest way possible I had asked him when he came to the door if he would please let me have the room until I was done packing. Don't I have the right to lock the door if I feel I need privacy, or is he right that there's no need for privacy from a husband? I hardly get ve or 10 minutes a month of it. We have a large home with four other bathrooms. It isn't a lack-of-space thing. Please help me resolve this. -IT'S PERSONAL, IN NEW YORK DEAR IT'S PERSONAL: Everyone needs privacy at one time or another. Because someone is married does not mean she (or he) shouldn't have the right to some -especially when using the bathroom. Your husband is either extremely controlling or doesn't trust you to be alone, and that's not healthy. What's causing his behavior I can't guess, but a licensed mental health professional may be able to help you gure it out. If he won't agree to go, go without him.DEAR ABBY: I am a 28-year-old man with a serious drinking problem. I function normally at work, but I have no real life outside of work or drinking. I tried AA, but didn't feel comfortable in an organization that emphasizes God as part of the path to sobriety. I am desperate to nd a way to recover, but I feel helpless. Please point me in the right direction. -ADDICTED IN KANSAS CITY, MO. DEAR ADDICTED: Because, for the reason you stated, Alcoholics Anonymous isn't for you, I'm glad to offer secular alternatives. The rst is SMART Recovery, a four-point program that encourages motivation to abstain and provides help in coping with cravings, managing negative emotions and nding a healthy life balance. SMART Recovery offers face-to-face support groups worldwide as well as online meetings. Its goal, like AA, is lifetime abstinence, and its meetings and help are also free. Unlike AA, lifetime attendance at meetings is not required. To nd more information, visit Another resource is Secular Organizations for Sobriety (also known as Save Our Selves). You will nd a list of meetings at Whichev er you choose, I wish you a successful recovery. 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 Long-married couple clashes over wifes right to privacy PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2018:This year you have to sort through more confusion and misunderstandings than you are used to. You will gain because of this necessity. Youll also feel that you are more in control of your life. If you are single, be aware that you could meet someone who is emotionally unavailable. Take your time before you decide to get involved. If you are attached, the two of you often cannot be found. You love being by yourselves. AQUARIUS does not understand why you are not more available.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Take charge of the moment, even though you might feel as if you are surrounded by difcult people. Good luck comes out of a wild set of circumstances that might not be easy to sift through. Do nothing, and you will land well. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Defer to others, knowing full well that you do not have all the answers. Sort through some of the confusing messages that could affect you in strange ways. You might not be getting the total gist of what is being suggested. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You have a way of activating others interests. Someone close to you could prove to be very helpful. This person seems to make your load lighter, so make it OK to accept his or her help. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your emotional levels could go up and down, depending on several discussions. Know that a major disagreement is likely to take place. Youll nd an ingenious solution to eliminate petty squabbling.LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your fun ways attract someone who is anxious to get to know you better. You might opt to retreat to your home early. You will need some time off before you enter into this type of situation. Everyone wants to be near you today. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might nd yourself in the middle of divisive communication. In any case, you will emerge feeling great, as you can handle any snippy comments. You are on top of your game, and there is little that bothers you. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Others seem to understand that you might not feel up to snuff. You might be able to avoid problems if you take a day to yourself. Your optimism comes through later in the day, when a child or loved one seeks you out. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could nd yourself caught in a collision between two very different people. This could toss you and your plans into chaos. Know that you have the ability to clear up this problem quickly. Tap into your resourcefulness. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Your unique point of view might cause people to distance themselves, as they are not used to free thinking. As a result, you might need to be more exible. Demonstrate an understanding of where others are coming from. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Reach out to someone in the know. Generally, this person comes to you for feedback. A discussion will present an alternative view. Listen, and you will land well. Allow a new friend to coax you into doing what he or she wants. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be one of the most desired people to hang out with right now. You will have your plate full, but you might be so happy that you wont notice any looming responsibilities or problems. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might want to distance yourself from a problem. Respond to questions, but rst carefully mull over what you are hearing. The more you can do alone, the better you will feel. Enjoy a friend or loved one being close to you. | Friday, August 24, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, AUG. 24, the 236th day of 2018. There are 129 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 24, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty came into force. ON THIS DATE: In 1912, Congress passed a measure creating the Alaska Territory. Congress approved legislation establishing Parcel Post delivery by the U.S. Post Oce Department, slated to begin on January 1, 1913. In 1932, Amelia Earhart embarked on a 19-hour ight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, making her the rst woman to y solo, non-stop, from coast to coast. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party in the United States. In 1959, three days after Hawaiian statehood, Hiram L. Fong was sworn in as the rst Chinese-American U.S. Senator while Daniel K. Inouye was sworn in as the rst Japanese-American U.S. Representative. In 1968, France became the world's fth thermonuclear power as it exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacic. In 1992 Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damage; 43 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union declared that Pluto was no longer a full- edged planet, demoting it to the status of a "dwarf planet."


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