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SPORTS | B1EAST RIDGE TURNS BACK SOUTH LAKE IN VOLLEYBALL DINE | B6ROSATIS BRINGS FLAVORS OF CHICAGO TO MOUNT DORA @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, August 29, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ...............A3 Opinion ......................A13 Weather .....................A14 Sports ..........................B1 Dine ............................B6 Diversions ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 241 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Tom McNiff tommcniff@dailycommercial.comBy a comfortable margin, Lake County voters on Tues-day approved an increase in their property taxes to pay for additional school security.With 101 of 102 precincts counted at 8 p.m., the tax was passing by a healthy margin of 56.5 percent to 43.5 percent.The tax was proposed by the School Board in the months following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida, as the board wrestled with how to pay for security personnel and upgrades for the schools.In June the School Board unanimously agreed to ask voters to approve .75 mills of tax for school security. A mill is $1 of taxes for every $1,000 in the taxable value of a home. With the $25,000 homestead exemption, someone with a home valued at $100,000 would pay about $56 a year for school security.I would just like to say thank you to the voters for trusting us with their tax dollars,Ž School Board Chair-woman Stephanie Luke said Tuesday evening as it became clear the tax would prevail.Added Board member Bill Mathias: It truly shows the spirit of Lake County resi-dents. Were not going to rely on Tallahassee. Were going to protect our kids.ŽWhile they havent Voters approve school safety taxFrom left, Of“ cer Christa Kemeny, Of“ cer Jeremy Alexander, Of“ cer Conner Deering, Of“ cer Ethan Green and Of“ cer St. Francis Smith are the new resource of“ cers from the Mount Dora Police Department for “ ve area schools. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comStephanie Luke and Bill Mathias cruised to easy vic-tories Tuesday in their bids to reclaim their seats on the Lake County School Board.Mathias finished with more than 61 percent of the vote to about 29 percent for political newcomer Michael Sykes.Luke made it seem even less of a contest, taking more than 78 percent of the vote, leaving her challenger, former Uma-tilla Mayor Peter Tarby, with just under 22 percent.It continues to be a humbling experience,Ž Luke said as she celebrated with sup-porters under rainy skies late Tuesday.Mathias has served on the board for six years, first taking the District 1 seat in 2012 as part of a special, two-term election.He made a case for his elec-tion based on his successful business experience, running Mathias Foodservice since Luke, Mathias win bigStephanie Luke gets a high “ ve from Barb Shortal afterthe early returns Tuesday night showed her with a huge lead. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Bill Mathias and his wife, Mindy, celebrate as the returns show Mathias well ahead of challenger Michael Sykes Tuesday in Tavares. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comSean Parks scored a big vic-tory Tuesday night in his bid to return to the Lake County Commission.Parks, whose district covers much of south Lake County, received more than 72 percent of the vote to 27.5 for Republican challenger Tad Schnaufer.I feel very good, I worked very hard, I had a lot of people from across the County, across different interests, all coming out to help,Ž Parks said. Im very thankful to them, and Im very much looking forward to serving Lake County.ŽThe election between Parks and Schnaufer was a universal Parks keeps County Commission seatParks By Zac Anderson Gatehouse MediaPresident Donald Trumps endorsement lifted U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis to victory in Floridas Republican primary for governor Tuesday and abruptly halted the long rise of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, for years a darling of the states GOP establishment.DeSantis, Gillum win primaries for governorDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a candidates forum hosted by the Florida League of Cities, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Hollywood, Fla. [AP PHOTO/ LYNNE SLADKY] See GOVERNOR, A14 See COMMISSION, A14President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa on July 31. DeSantis captured the GOP nomination over Adam Putnam. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS OMEARA, FILE] See SCHOOL, A6 See SAFETY, A6


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Monday, Aug. 27 Cash 4 Life: 18-22-30-35-53-1 Fantasy 5: 6-9-25-34-36 Tuesday, Aug. 28 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-3-3-1-9 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-6-5-8 Pick 3 Afternoon: 5-7-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-3LOTTERY By Danica CotoThe Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico „ Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm „ almost double the previous government estimate „ with the elderly and impoverished hit hardest, according to an independent study ordered by the U.S. territory.The new estimate of 2,975 dead in the six months after Maria devastated the island in September 2017 and knocked out the entire electrical grid was made by researchers with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. It was released Tuesday.We are hopeful that the government will accept this as an official death toll,Ž said Lynn Goldman, dean of the institute. A lesson from this is that efforts for assistance and recovery need to focus as much as possible on lowerincome areas, on people who are older, who are more vulnerable.ŽThe finding is almost twice the governments previous estimate, included in a recent report to Congress, that there were 1,427 more deaths than normal in the three months after the storm.The George Washington researchers said the official count from the Sept. 20 hur-ricane was low in part because doctors were not trained in how to classify deaths after a disaster.The number of deaths from September 2017 to February 2018 was 22 percent higher than the same period in pre-vious years, Goldman said.The office of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello did not immediately return a message for comment.The number of dead has political implications for the Trump administration, which was accused of responding half-heartedly to the disaster. Shortly after the storm, when the official death toll stood at 16, President Donald Trump marveled over the small loss of life compared to that of a real catastrophe like Katrina.ŽHurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans in 2005, was directly responsible for about 1,200 deaths, accord-ing to the National Hurricane Center. That does not include indirect deaths of the sort the George Washington research-ers counted in Puerto Rico.Rep. Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat, said the report shows the U.S. government failed the people of Puerto Rico.These numbers are only the latest to underscore that the federal response to the hurricanes was disastrously inadequate and, as a result, thousands of our fellow Amer-ican citizens lost their lives,Ž she said in a statement.There is no national standard for how to count disaster-related deaths. While the National Hurricane Center reports only direct deaths, such as those caused by flying debris or drowning, some local governments may include indirect deaths from such things as heart attacks and house fires.Researchers with George Washington said they counted deaths over the span of six months „ a much longer period than usual „ because so many people were without power during that time.That caused a number of issues,Ž Goldman said, adding that people were forced to exert themselves physically or were exposed to intense heat without fans or air condition-ing. Its fairly striking that you have so many households without electricity for so long. Thats unusual in the U.S. after a disaster.ŽPuerto Ricos government released data in June showing increases in several illnesses in 2017 that could have been linked to the storm: Cases of sepsis, a serious bloodstream infection usually caused by bacteria, rose from 708 in 2016 to 835 last year. Deaths from diabetes went from 3,151 to 3,250, and deaths from heart illnesses increased from 5,417 to 5,586. Months ago, the Rossello administration stopped updating its official death toll at 64 and ordered the independent investigation amid suspicions the dead were sub-stantially undercounted.The first phase of the study cost $305,000. In the second phase, the researchers plan to focus on the causes of death.The researchers found that the risk of death was 45 percent higher for those living in impoverished communities, and that men older than 65 saw a continuous elevated risk of death.They also reported that phy-sicians and others told them that Puerto Ricos government did not notify them about federal guidelines on how to document deaths related to a major disaster.Others expressed reluctance to relate deaths to hurricanes due to concern about the subjectivity of this determination and about lia-bility,Ž the report said.For the study, the research-ers reviewed mortality data, including deaths by age, sex and municipality of residence, from July 2010 to February 2018. They also took into account an 8 percent drop in Puerto Ricos population in the six months after the storm, when tens of thousands fled because of the damage.However, they did not share details of the methodology, saying those will be released if the study is published in a scientific journal.We did not cherry-pick, I can promise you,Ž Goldman said. We used very rigorous methodology.ŽThe study also found that government emergency plans in place when Maria hit were not designed for hurricanes greater than a Category 1. Maria was a Category 4 with 154 mph winds. Damage was estimated at more than $100 billion.The researchers made several recommendations, including more emergency planning and government training for doctors on filling out death certificates.They also said the public health system needs to be strengthened, though Gold-man said they dont know yet whether those weaknesses contributed to storm-related deaths.Report: Nearly 3,000 Maria deadA Puerto Rican national ” ag is mounted on debris of a damaged home Oct. 5 in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Ricos government estimates that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. [RAMON ESPINOSA/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Independent probe ordered by Puerto Rico o cials almost doubles previous estimate By Lindsey TannerThe Associated PressCHICAGO „ Gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities, a study found.The results from one of the most comprehensive analyses of firearm deaths reveal a major public health problem for humanity,Ž according to an editorial published with the study Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Although recent headlines make it seem like gun killings are surging globally, the new figures tell a more nuanced story.Researchers counted about 209,000 gun deaths in 1990 compared to 251,000 in 2016. The average rate, about 4 per 100,000 people, was mostly unchanged.Two-thirds of the deaths in 2016 were homicides, although the U.S. is among wealthy countries where suicides by gun outnumber gun killings, the study found.The numbers reflect more than how many guns are around in a country,Ž said lead author Dr. Christopher Murray, a professor of health metrics at the University of Washington. Cultural beliefs about guns and sui-cide vary widely around the world, he noted, adding, Thats where we get this incredible range of firearm deaths.ŽThere were larger increases in many of the 195 countries involved in the study, particularly in Central American and South Amer-ica, where the rates reached nearly 40 per 100,000 in some places. Researchers said the drug trade and eco-nomic instability may have contributed.Brazil, Colombia, Guate-mala, Mexico and Venezuela are the countries that with the U.S. contributed to half the study deaths. The study raises concerns about the lack of research on causes of gun violence and ways to prevent it, the editorial said.Among the findings:€ In 2016, 64 percent of global gun deaths were homicides, 27 percent were suicides and 9 percent were accidental.€ Gun deaths in the U.S. climbed from 35,800 in 1990 to 37,200 in 2016, but the rate dipped slightly to 11 per 100,000. Gun suicides increased from 19,700 to 23,800.€ The U.S. had the second-highest gun suicide rate in 2016, just over 6 deaths per 100,000 „ a slight dip from the 1990 rate. Greenland had the highest, 22 per 100,000 but that amounted to just 11 suicides.€ El Salvador had the highest global gun death rate, nearly 40 per 100,000 people. Singapore had the lowest, with 0.1 death per 100,000.€ Gun deaths outnumbered deaths from combat and terrorism every year except 1994, when 800,000 people died in Rwandan genocide.Worldwide gun deaths reach 250,000 yearlyGuns are displayed for sale July 20, 2014, by an arms seller east of Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. is among wealthy countries where suicides by gun outnumber gun killings, according to a study of 1990-2016 data, released on Tuesday. [BRENNAN LINSLEY/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Republican senator: I cry for a man who had honorBy Laurie KellmanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ John McCains close friend Lind-sey Graham mixed laughter and tears on the Senate floor Tuesday as he remembered Operation Maverick,Ž which he described as lessons in choosing whats right at your own expense.ŽHe taught me that honor and imperfection are always in competition,Ž Sen. Graham said, reading from a handwritten outline next to McCains empty desk, now topped with roses. I do not cry for a perfect man. I cry for a man who had honor and always was willing to admit to his imperfection.ŽThe South Carolina Republican added, Theres a little McCain in all of us.ŽGrahams tears were the rawest point in a day in which members were still coming to grips with a Senate now permanently without McCains wily, white-haired presence, something that had been a constant feature of the institution for more than 30 years.At one point, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia stepped behind the desk, crossed himself, kissed his fingers and touched the black draping. At another, Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Man-chin formed a tight circle around McCains spot and admired the roses.McCain died Saturday at home in Arizona after 13 months battling brain cancer. He had not been back to Washington since December because of his illness, but stayed engaged in policy debates and expressed his disdain for President Donald Trump in their ongoing feud.But now he was truly gone, his absence confirmed by his empty chair and desk along a much-traversed aisle.When you walk by Sen. McCains desk and you see the black drape and the bowl of white roses, it really underscores the loss,Ž said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.Tearful Graham mourns McCain

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Gary Cooney, who was appointed Lake County Clerk of Court in June, will get to keep his job after defeating Jason Paynter in Tuesdays primary elec-tion. With 95 of 102 precincts reporting, Cooney was leading with 60 percent of the vote to Paynters 40 percent. Cooney, 58, was chief deputy under Neil Kelly for seven years. Kelly, 65, announced his retirement in May, prompting Gov. Rick Scott to name Cooney clerk and comptroller. Paynter served as a police officer for 20 years, retiring as a lieutenant and administrator of the Tavares Police Department. Throughout my career Ive focused on how I do my job, striving to help our community each chance I could. My focus is always on the customers experience, ensuring everyone experiences first-class class service from myself and my staff,Ž he said on his cam-paign web site. Cooney, is an attorney and lives in Mount Dora. Kelly, 65, had been with the clerks office since 1987 and was the Clerk of Courts for the past 11. Cooney said he wants to carry on the tradition of Kelly and Jim Watkins. Watkins was elected in 1972. People are not happy when theyre in a lawsuit,Ž he said, but nobody can ever say were anything but neutral.Ž We get along with our judges,Ž he said. That is not the case in every circuit. We certainly understand our role.Ž He said he also tells new hires that they will be treated like family. The office has received awards for its budgeting and financial records for the past 25 years. He said the office has also kept up with sweeping changes in technology.Cooney wins clerk race handilyCooney Longtime chief deputy clerk elected Clerk of Courts By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Voters Tues-day selected Don Barbee Jr. as circuit judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Lake County.Barbee was beating Edward Spaight handily in Lake County. With 95 of 102 precincts reporting, Barbee was leading with just over 60 percent of the vote, 31,642 to 20,967. He even held the edge in Spaights home county of Citrus with 52 percent of the vote, 17,585 to 16,305. He also had 54 percent of the vote in Sumter County.Marion County had only 21 of 125 precincts reporting before 8 p.m., but Barbee was leading there, too.Spaight and Barbee were running for the seat being vacated by retiring Judge Patricia Thomas of Citrus County.Spaight and his family moved to Citrus County in 2009 to work for the Public Defenders office. He is chief assistant public defender in Citrus. He has worked as a researcher for the New York Labor Department, practiced corporate, civil and family law in Maine and was a col-lege business professor.Barbee is the Hernando County clerk of court. He practiced law in Tampa for governments, is a former police officer and FBI agent, assistant state attorney and adjunct college professor. He was elected clerk in 2012.Barbee said his breadth of experienceŽ makes him the best candidate.The clerks office is the face of the court system. If you have a problem you dont call a judge, you call my people,Ž Barbee said.The new judge will be assigned to Hernando County. Circuit judges sometimes move to other locations within the district. Other counties in the circuit are Sumter, Marion and Citrus.Barbee wins race for circuit judgeBarbee The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ After an easy win in Tuesday's GOP primary, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading into an increasingly bitter „ and expensive „ show-down with incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that could play a decisive role in which party controls the Senate.Scott defeated California businessman Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, who earned attention this year by mounting U.S. Senate bids in multiple states at the same time but did not campaign against Scott at all.Term limits are forcing Scott to leave the gover-nor's mansion and he was strongly encouraged by many Republicans, includ-ing President Donald Trump, to mount a chal-lenge to Nelson.Nelson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 and is Florida's only statewide elected Democrat right now. Scott was first elected amid the tea party wave in 2010 but has flipped on some of his hardline positions, including his stance on immigration.The race is one of stark contrasts: Nelson is a throwback to a bygone era when the state's Democrats talked with a Southern drawl. He can take five minutes to answer a single question. Scott, a relative newcomer to the state, can seem awk-ward, but likes to stick to scripted talking points heavy on statistics, usu-ally about job growth.Scott and Nelson have already been sniping at each other for months in the eagerly anticipated contest. So far they have thrown barbs over guns, health care and Florida's recent environmental problems.Even before voting started in the primary, Scott had been pounding Nelson with a barrage of television ads, many of them depicting the 75-year-old Nelson as a career politician who is out of touch. Before Nelson was elected the U.S. Senate, he served as the state's insurance commis-sioner and spent 12 years in the U.S. House."Isn't 40 years enough?" Scott said last week on Fox News. "What new idea is he going to come up with?"Most of the ads have been paid by Scott himself. Federal campaign filings show that he has already donated $25.5 million of his own money to his campaign.Scott, who does not accept a salary and uses a family jet to travel, first built his fortune as the head of the hospital giant Columbia/HCA. He was forced out of the job amid Scott cruises in primaryFlorida Gov. Rick Scott defeated California businessman Roque RockyŽ De La Fuente in Tuesdays GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bill Nelson. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE, FILE] Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Nelson is waiting until this week to start his “ rst major television ad buy. [AP PHOTO/ LYNNE SLADKY, FILE] Easy win sets up clash: Scott vs. NelsonSee SENATE, A4By Roxanne Brown roaxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comAnthony Sabatini, a recent law school graduate and former member of the Eustis City Council, continued his rapid ascent up the political ladder Tuesday by winning the Republican nomination for the State House District 32 seat.Sabatini, 29, will face off in the November general election against Democrat Cynthia Brown, 63, a Groveland resident and full-time rancher and the former president of the American Shipbuilding Association, who won her contest with a healthy 64.75 percent of the vote.The District 32 seat was previously held by Republican Larry Metz, who after eight years could not seek re-election because hed reached his term limit.Sabatini won with 46.69 percent of the vote, defeating Shannon Elswick, who finished with 29.17 percent and Monica Wofford, with 24.14 percent. I feel like I have a tremen-dous duty to do everything I can to help every single person in Lake County and thats a huge honor,Ž said Sabatini. Im very humbled by the fact that Lake County is sending me to Tallahassee, and I will work hard to make life for Lake County citizens better than it was yesterday.ŽSabatini said he is focused on fighting special interests in Tallahassee by eliminat-ing the influence of lobbyists, protecting Floridas water resources, reducing the size Sabatini, Brown to face o in State House contestBrown Sabatini Soderberg, Waltz win U.S. House 6 primaries A Republican businessman with a military background will square off against a former top official in the administration of President Bill Clinton in a battle for coastal Florida congressional seat.Nancy Soderberg defeated two other Democrats to win the party primary for District 6. Former Army Green Beret Michael Waltz defeated two other GOP candidates to win the Republican nomination.The district covers three coastal counties, as well as part of Lake County. GOP U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis gave up the seat in order to run for governor. Fried gets Dem nod for Agriculture commissionerA lawyer from South Flor-ida with ties to the states medical marijuana industry has won the Florida Demo-cratic primary for agriculture commissioner.Nikki Fried defeated Jeff Porter and Roy David Walker on Tuesday.The 40-year old Fried helped lobby for medical mar-ijuana legislation two years ago. Last week, Wells Fargo shut down Frieds campaign account after she had funds received from lobbyists from the medical marijuana industry.ŽFried would be the states first woman agriculture com-missioner if elected.The Republican race has four challengers „ Matt Caldwell, Denise Grimsley, Mike McCalister and Baxter Troutman. Moody, Shaw to square off for Attorney General post in NovemberThe race for Floridas next attorney general will be between two people from the Tampa area, a former Repub-lican Hillsborough County judge and a Democratic state representative.Ashley Moody won the Republican primary, defeat-ing Pensacola state Rep. Frank White. Sean Shaw beat Ryan Torrens in the Democratic primary.The 43-year-old Moody had the endorsement of out-going attorney general Pam Bondi, who is unable to run due to term limits, and most of the states law enforcement groups.The race between Moody and White was rife with par-tisan infighting usually seen in higher-profile races. Both tried to position themselves as the most conservative and best suited to carry out the policies of President Trump.The 40-year old Shaw has served in the Florida House for only two years. His father is Leander Shaw, who was the first black chief justice on the Florida Supreme Court.The race between Shaw and Torrens was mire in litigation for the past month. A Leon County judge ruled on Friday that Torrens had flouted the states campaign finance laws in order to qualify and threw him off the ballot. A state appeals court issued a stay on that ruling on Monday, allowing the race to proceed as normal.Torrens, an attorney from Tampa who specializes in consumer protection cases, has filed a countersuit against Shaw for libel. Learned, Spano win U.S. House 15 primariesProgressive Andrew Learned defeated moderate Kristen Carlson on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for U.S. House District 15.And in the Republican pri-mary for District 15, Ross Spano defeated Neil Combee in the crucial red-blue state swing area along the I-4 See STATE, A4 See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | IN MEMORY Lucille A. Smith, 74, Leesburg, Florida passed away on August 24, 2018 at Avante at Leesburg with her close friend Yvonne by her side. Lucille was born on June 21, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri to her parents Aloys and Mary Sondermann. She had worked for the Affton School District as a Bus Driver for several years. She was of the Christian faith and had moved to Leesburg in 2011 from Gadsden, Alabama. She was a professional dog breeder of Boston Terriers and had owned her own business called Love on a Leash, both in Alabama and Florida. She is survived by her daughter: Debra Sondermann Pons of Palatka, FL; two grandchildren: Dalena Sondermann of Warner Robbins, GA and Dana Pons-Fazio and her husband Patrick Fazio of Palatka, FL; six greatgrandchildren: Kelsey, Adrianna, Preston, Tristan, Aden and Weston and her close dear friends: Yvonne and Robbie Mullins of Okahumpka, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband, Kevin Smith. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.pagetheus. com. Arrangements are entrusted to PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg. Lucille A. Smith Funeral Services Milford E. EdŽ Miner, Jr., 77, of Tavares, FL, passed away on August 18, 2018 at his summer home in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Born in Barberton, Ohio, he lived in the Eustis/Tavares Florida area for 44 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford and Grace Miner and a brother, Edward A. Miner. Ed owned and operated coin laundries in Eustis, Mt. Dora and Leesburg. He later owned a sandwich shop and Italian restaurant in Eustis. Ed is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Miner; sistersin-law, Pamela Baker of Tavares and Sylvia Herchek of Barberton, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorials to honor Ed can be made in his name to the Humane Society of Lake County, 16435 McKinley Road, Umatilla, FL 32784. The care of Ed has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at ObituariesŽ at www. Milford E. EdŽ Miner, Jr. Margaret L. PeggyŽ Finger, 82, Ocala, Florida formerly of Leesburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2018 at Brandley Hospice House in Summerfield, Florida under the loving care of her family and staff of Hospice. Peggy was born on December 2, 1935 in Yonkers, New York to William H. Losee and Margaret (Seymour) Losee. Peggy was a graduate of FairleighDickinson University with a degree in nursing. After marrying Bill Finger in 1956, she and Bill moved to Lakeland and then moved to Ocala 1961. In 1975 they moved to Leesburg and in 1981 moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1983 they relocated back to Ocala. Peggy was a Retired Registered Nurse who worked and volunteered at Munroe Regional Medical Center and in other areas of healthcare. Peggy also volunteered for the Gideons. She is survived by her three daughters: Cindy Sparrow of Reddick, FL, Celia Sattizahn of Leesburg, FL and Peggy F. Close (Roland) of Leesburg, FL; six grandchildren: Kristi Owens (Tommy), Carrie Williamson, Abby Jones (Ross), John Mark Close, Jacob Close (Tara) and Joseph Close (Katie); nine greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and her husband, Bill H. Finger. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg, Florida with a Graveside Service on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00AM at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Brandley Hospice House in Peggys memory. A memorial service will be held in Ocala at a later date. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www. Margaret L. PeggyŽ Finger Funeral Services Funeral Services TodaysServices By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Sheriffs detectives nabbed 40 people on sex or drug charges during a major prostitution sting this week.It was pretty significant,Ž said Lt. John Herrell of the 10-day operation that stretched from Aug. 16 to Aug. 26.Six men who thought they were going to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at a vacant house in south Lake County instead found themselves rushed by deputies with handcuffs.One man brought alcohol, others carried condoms and candy.The men have no prior arrests for similar offenses. Sometimes stings catch police officers, teachers or others who work with children. That was not the case this time. The remainder of those who were arrested were caught up in a prostitution sting, including a 17-year-old girl who may be a victim of human traf-ficking, Herrell said. She has not been identified because she is a juvenile. Investigators are working with other agencies to see if she has been exploited.The dragnet also scooped up three men who face charges of trans-porting a prostitute. One woman is from Groveland, but many live throughout Central Florida.During the prostitu-tion part of the operation, detectives pretended to be customers after seeing the suspects' lurid advertisements on the Internet.Both real customers and undercover law enforcement officers pore over hook-upŽ sites like The prostitutes dont know the difference until they meet up in a motel room.Leesburg police have also been beating prostitutes at their own cyber game.Operation Catfish was very labor intensive,Ž Herrell said. It involved 40 to 50 sheriffs people per day, from detectives engaged in the Internet chatter,Ž surveillance teams, computer technicians to the transport teams.The department has fewer than 200 sworn law enforcement officers.Some sheriffs cyber investigators are assigned full time to combat child pornography and adults trying to have sex with juveniles.The Sheriffs Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and other member agencies of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force played key roles in the operation.The FBI estimates that one in seven juvenile internet users receive unwanted sex solicitations. About 9 percent are exposed to disturb-ing sexual material.Ž One in 25 kids also seek solicitations to meet in person.Task force nabs 40 in major sex stinga federal fraud investiga-tion. Although Scott was never charged with any wrongdoing, the company paid a then-record $1.7 billion fine for Medicare fraud.Although Nelson supporters have launched some smaller television and digital ad buys, Nelson is waiting until this week to start his first major television ad buy. Nelson, meanwhile, has had limited time to cam-paign because of the U.S. Senate remaining in ses-sion for most of August.That has worried some of Nelson's supporters. During a stop in the north Florida town of Monti-cello, he was asked about Scott's onslaught on tele-vision ads and whether Nelson would be coun-tering them soon. Nelson countered that despite all the ads, polls showed the race was still close."I almost feel like Rocky Balboa," Nelson said. "Because remember, he gets in the ring and he has to take punch after punch after punch."He added that he was recently filming his own television ads that would soon find their way to television screens. "I, of course, am saving my nickels and dimes until I see the whites of their eyes," Nelson said.Nelson will also likely take aim at President Trump's connection to Scott.Scott is a longtime friend of Trump who enthusiastically backed him during the presiden-tial election. Scott set up a Super PAC to help Trump during the campaign and has visited the president at the White House and Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach.But since getting into the race, Scott has kept his distance from the president. He has split with Trump on certain issues, including immigration, but without criticizing the president. At some political events, he has barely mentioned Trump by name. SENATEFrom Page A3 corridor. Spano, 52, of Dover, cur-rently represents District 59 in the Florida House, received 26,167 votes, followed by Neil Combee, 58, of Polk City, a former state representative, who received 20,347 votes. Learned, 32, of Valrico, mobilized voters with a platform of Medicare for all, a ban on assault rifles, and a push to reform the campaign finance system to prevent last-minute donations from unknown sources. He was cruising to victory until Carlson filed to run in May. The former Department of Citrus lawyer raised $250,000, including $75,000 from herself. A Tampa lawyer, Carlson, 64, of Lakeland, was backed by Emily's List, a national fundraising group that sup-ports pro-choice women. The former Department of Citrus lawyer wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans to reform health care. BRIEFSFrom Page A3of government and enact-ing statewide term limits for all offices.Browns priorities include winning pay raises for teachers and supporting vocational schools to ensure skilled workers are available to local businesses. She also wants to secure funds to maintain a clean environment, support the agriculture industry and protect water resources.Im very grateful to all my colleagues and Lake County voters who supported me. Im humbled,Ž said Brown. I want every-one in Lake County to know I will work hard for them and they will be so proud of me.Ž STATEFrom Page A3

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He has also been working to bring more state educa-tion funding to Lake County, which for years has lagged behind other counties in Florida. Im really grateful for the public giving me the oppor-tunity,Ž Mathias said. Im just so happy.ŽLuke, a Tavares High School graduate, was first elected to the School Board in 2014 when she ran against Tarby and Nancy Muenzmay.Prior to her election, Luke had been a Lake County teacher since 2000.She moved between teach-ing and administrative roles and saw the Lake County School District from many angles.Since joining the board in 2014, Luke has been com-mitted to improving student performance.Luke said a keen focus of the board is absolutely looking to increase that grad-uation rate into 90 percent.ŽTarby, who ran previously in 2014 but didnt make the cut for the runoff, ran this year on a platform of collab-orative problem-solving and board transparency.Sykes was a new challenger for the seat, calling for greater financial trans-parency and more thoughtful spending. SCHOOLFrom Page A1calculated how much it will take to protect the schools, School Board members and district administrators say it will be much more than the district can afford currently.Until this year, there were resource officers „ mostly sheriffs deputies „ in every high school and middle school in Lake County, but none in the elementary schools. This year, the district put officers in the elementary schools as well and is training a number of school administrators to be volunteer "guardians" authorized to have access to firearms.In addition, the board wants to add security cameras, stronger doors, ballistic film to windows and other features as part of the school hardeningŽ effort. They also want to add mental health counselors to help young people in crisis in hopes of heading off violent situations.District financial officers have said that the school hard-ening efforts alone could easily exceedŽ $20 million and poten-tially be as high as $50 million. SAFETYFrom Page A1 President accuses tech rms of hiding informationBy Darlene Superville and Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. tech companies Tuesday, accusing Google and others of suppressing conservative voices and hiding informationŽ and good news. He cited no evi-dence for the claim, which echoes both his own attacks on the press and a conservative talking point.Google, operator of the worlds most popular search engine, responded by saying: We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.ŽTrump tweeted before dawn: This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!Ž Hours later, Larry Kudlow, the presidents top economic adviser, said the White House is taking a lookŽ at whether Google searches should be subject to some government regulation.Trump has made similar complaints before, but he carried it a step further Tuesday.Google search results for Trump News shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?ŽHe added, without offering evidence, that 96% of results on Trump NewsŽ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous.ŽA query Tuesday morning several hours after the presi-dent tweeted showed stories from CNN, ABC News, Fox News and the MarketWatch business site, among others. A similar search later in the day for TrumpŽ had Fox News, the presidents favored cable network, among the top results.Trump tweeted that Google and others are controlling what we can & cannot see.ŽIn response, Google said its goal is to make sure users of its search engine get the most relevant answers to their queries quickly.Search is not used to set a political agenda and we dont bias our results toward any political ideology,Ž the Mountain View, California-based company said. Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algo-rithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users queries.ŽWe continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.ŽGoogle searches aim to surface the most relevant pages in response to a users query, even before he or she finishes typing. The answers that appear first are the ones Googles formulas, with some help from human content review-ers, deem to be the most authoritative, informative and relevant. Many factors help decide the initial results, including how much time people spend on a page, how many other pages link to it, how well its designed and more.A search for why is the sky blue?Ž for example, yields initial results from NASA, universities and Scientific American.ŽSimilarly, entering TrumpŽ and clicking the newsŽ tab will produce results from mainstream media outlets that large swaths of the population tend to trust. That is even though Trump has derided some of these outlets as fake news.Ž Trump and some support-ers have long accused Silicon Valley companies of being biased against them. But, while some company executives may lean liberal, they have long asserted that their products are without political bias, and indeed no such bias has been proven.Trump didnt say what he based his tweets on. But in a blog post over the weekend, conservative activist Paula Boylard had said she found blatant prioritization of left-leaning and anti-Trump media outletsŽ in search results.Boylard based her judg-ments on which media outlets were leftor right-leaning on a list by Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Televisions Full MeasureŽ and author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, Think, and How You Vote.Ž Sinclair is a significant outlet for conservative views.Trump began complaining about the issue earlier this month as social media companies moved to ban right-wing InfowarsŽ con-spiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms. The president also argues regularly „ and falsely „ that the news media avoid writing positive stories about him and his administration.Apple, YouTube and Spotify have permanently removed some of Jones content, Facebook has suspended him for 30 days and removed some of his pages, and Twitter gave Jones a weeklong timeout and was mulling deeper changes to try to limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech.Trump has not named Jones, who is being sued for saying the 2012 shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Ele-mentary School was staged, in any tweets on the issue. Jones has since said he believes the shooting did occur and has argued that the lawsuit should be dismissed because he was acting as a journalist.Trump has praised Jones amazingŽ reputation.The issue is also of concern on Capitol Hill, where the House Energy and Com-merce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., recently announced that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the panel on Sept. 5 about the platforms algorithms and content monitoring.Trump takes on Google, alleges biasPresident Donald Trump speaks during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House on Monday in Washington. [ALEX BRANDON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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PAGE 9 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 A9By Jim Vertuno and Martha BellisleThe Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas „ The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online.Cody Wilson said at a news conference that he started selling the plans Tuesday morning and that he had already received nearly 400 orders. He said hell sell the plans for as little as a penny to anyone in the U.S. who wants them.Anyone who wants to get these files is going to get them,Ž Wilson said, noting he can only sell to U.S. customers. They can name their own price.ŽWilson said that blue-prints purchased through his companys website could be downloaded on a thumb drive and shipped to buyers by standard mail, sent by email or sent by some other secure download transfer. Some of his first sales included purchases made with crypto currency, he said.Nineteen states and the District of Columbia had sought an injunction to stop a settlement that the State Department reached with Wilsons Austin-based company, Defense Distributed, after the agency removed the 3D gun-making plans from a list of weapons or technical data that are not allowed to be exported. The states argued that online access to the undetectable plastic guns would pose a security risk and could be acquired by felons or terrorists.On Monday, U.S. Dis-trict Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle blocked Defense Distributed from posting the blueprints online, saying, It is the untrace-able and undetectable nature of these small fire-arms that poses a unique danger.Ž Wilson said he believes the ruling allows him to sell the blueprints even if he cant post them online for free, widespread distribution.Regulation under the (law) means that the files cannot be uploaded to the internet, but they can be emailed, mailed, securely transmitted, or other-wise published within the United States,Ž the ruling said on its final page.Im following yesterdays orders that direct me to sell the files,Ž Wilson said. The judge was very gracious to put that in black lettering.ŽWashington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, whose office oversaw the federal lawsuit, said Tuesday that he believes the judges ruling makes Wilsons latest actions illegal.Because of our law-suit, it is once again illegal to post downloadable gun files to the internet. I trust the federal government will hold Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist, accountable to that law,Ž Ferguson said. If they dont, President Trump will be responsible for anyone who is hurt or killed as a result of these weapons.ŽAndy Reuss, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman, declined to comment.Wilson said he anticipates that states may try to sue to stop him from selling the plans, but that he is raising money for his legal defense. He also said he will continue to challenge the Monday court order. Wilson said he believes he could have previously sold the blueprints but didnt because he wanted to be able to post them online for widespread, free distribution.For many years I chose not to sell these files. I was an open source advocate,Ž Wilson said. I dont expect to make money on it.ŽTexan says hes selling 3D-printed gun plansCody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop, Aug. 1 in Austin, Texas. [ERIC GAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


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PAGE 11 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 A11By Michael Biesecker and David McfaddenThe Associated PressBALTIMORE „ Even though the suspect in a shooting at a Florida video game tournament had been hospitalized for mental ill-ness, authorities say he was able to legally purchase the two handguns he was carrying at the time of the attack.David Katz had a 9mm handgun and .45-caliber handgun when he opened fire Sunday at a gaming bar inside a collection of restaurants and shops in Jacksonville. He killed two people and wounded 10 others before fatally shooting himself during the Madden NFL 19Ž tournament.Divorce filings in Mary-land from Katzs parents say he was twice hospi-talized as an adolescent in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed antipsy-chotic and antidepressant medications. When buying the weap-ons, the 24-year-old Baltimore man would have been required by federal law to disclose whether he was ever involuntarily committed to a mental institution.In addition, in Maryland, where Katz purchased the weapons, state police require gun buyers consent for a state health agency to disclose whether they suffer from a mental disorder, have a history of violent behavior or have been confined for more than 30 consecutive days to a mental health facility.The divorce filings do not clearly indicate whether Katz was hospitalized voluntarily or involuntarily, and the two hospitalizations described in the documents were both shorter than 30 days. In addition, Katzs hospitalizations may have occurred before the Mary-land Legislature revamped the states firearms laws following the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech.It appears that these disqualifications did not apply to David Katz,Ž said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.There is no federal requirement for psychi-atric hospitals or courts to report involuntary commitments to the FBI for inclusion in the database used for gun-purchase background checks.Shooting suspect was able to buy guns despite mental illness


A12 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 A MAMJJ 2,800 2,860 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,897.52 Change: 0.78 (flat) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 A MAMJJ 24,960 25,560 26,160 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,064.02 Change: 14.38 (0.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1310 Declined 1456 New Highs 105 New Lows 28 Vol. (in mil.) 2,629 Pvs. Volume 2,796 1,928 2,268 1399 1438 143 34 NYSE NASDDOW 26122.24 26037.85 26064.02 +14.38 +0.06% +5.44% DOW Trans. 11475.74 11380.91 11390.58 -22.19 -0.19% +7.33% DOW Util. 728.49 723.81 725.71 -1.50 -0.21% +0.32% NYSE Comp. 13130.50 13075.14 13084.81 -17.22 -0.13% +2.15% NASDAQ 8046.31 8009.59 8030.04 +12.14 +0.15% +16.32% S&P 500 2903.77 2893.50 2897.52 +0.78 +0.03% +8.37% S&P 400 2050.15 2036.42 2043.94 -0.12 -0.01% +7.54% Wilshire 5000 30271.17 30149.04 30201.93 -20.50 -0.07% +8.66% Russell 2000 1733.45 1722.36 1728.42 +0.01 ...% +12.56% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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District champs the last three years." „ Steve Earle, "No. 29"Two years ago on an autumn Saturday I lowered my home decorating magazine and said across the room, "What's a first down?" My husband stared in wonder and surprise. In 37 years, it was the first football related question I had ever initiated. We talked about basic strategies and rules. Things evolved from there, and last year we purchased tickets and attended my first major college game in decades. I actually loved it. The finer points and nuances of the game itself are still beyond me, though I cheer for our team. The winning and losing isn't nearly as important to me as the quality of the evening. A spectacle under the lights on a college campus feels like autumn should. Maybe it reminds me of my own collegiate years. Regardless, it's an exhilarating and powerful experience: the sounds of pre-game and halftime band performances; the passion of the students and fans; the color and pageantry of the scene. Its all captivating. And football means fall is around the corner. It is typical of my timing that just when college football attendance is experiencing its first serious decline in decades, I have jumped on the bandwagon. Perhaps my long association with investing has created a contrarian's approach to fandom. Investing is an activity which, by definition, rewards those who avoid following the crowd. If you buy a security when everyone else is doing the same, frequently it has been bid up and it's likely that you're paying too high a price for it. This is not always the case; sometimes large numbers of investors purchase a security and it continues to increase in value. But, as the late financial journalist Louis Rukeyser once said, Trees dont grow to the sky.Ž The trick is to locate a good company, and then buy it during a downturn or when other investors are selling it. In this sense, a good investor must understand the value of a company and then trust that a decline in share price is temporary. Market dynamics are changing, but many basic investing principles still apply. Simply stated, buy a good company, one which youll be glad to own three to five years from now as well as today. And buy it a fair or advantageous price. To do so, you often must have the confidence to go against the grain and buy when others are selling. Then, during the next downturn, you must have the tenacity to hold when others are bailing. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKFirst downs, autumn Saturdays and Steve Earle Margaret McDowell NICOSIA, CYPRUSCyprus top bank says bad loan sale biggest everCyprus biggest lender, the Bank of Cyprus, says it had sold 2.7 billion euros ($3.1 billion) worth of bad loans to New Yorkbased Apollo Global Management, the larg-est such deal in the east Mediterranean island-nations history.Speaking to The Associated Press, CEO John Patrick Hourican called the sale the biggest transaction in CyprusŽ since Britain purchased the island from the Ottomans in 1878, except this time Cypriots are the real winners.ŽThe sale „ equivalent to 15 percent of Cyprus gross domestic product „ chops the banks bad loan stock to 5.2 billion euros, down from 15 billion euros four years ago.NEW YORKBest Buy 2Q sales up, but outlook weighs on sharesBest Buy Co. reported its largest secondquarter sales boost in 15 years on Tuesday, helping to push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations.Same-store sales, a key measure for retail-ers, jumped 6 percent during the quarter. But investors shrugged off the results and sent shares lower in premarket trading on a weaker-than-expected forecast for the current quarter.The Richfield, Minnesota-based com-panys profit jumped 16.7 percent to $244 million, or 86 cents per share, as revenue rose 5 percent to $9.38 billion. The Associated Press

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 A13HAVE 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 Gun violence has become an all-too-familiar occurrence at public gatherings in our state and country, with examples just last weekend in Jacksonville including shootings at a high school football game and a video game tournament. The shooting at a football game happened Friday, with the shooter killing a 19-year-old man and injuring two teenage students. It showed that despite the changes made after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, gun violence remains a real threat to young people. On Sunday, a 24-year-old Baltimore man taking part in a video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing shot to death two other participants and injured nine others before killing himself. The shooting has once again ignited a debate about gun violence, mental health care and why these types of tragedies keep happening in our country. The Associated Press reported that the gunman had previously been hospitalized for mental illness. While Maryland law prohibits gun sales to someone who has been involuntary committed or has a mental illness and a history of violent behavior, the gunman was able to purchase two handguns from a store in Baltimore. Certainly background checks need to be strengthened and done on all gun purchases and measures must be taken to improve access to mental health care. But making gun violence seem like a problem caused by mentally ill people isnt supported by the facts and only strengthens the stigma that keeps people from getting treatment. People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, studies show. And other countries also have people with mental illnesses yet have far lower rates of gun violence. The difference is that the United States has the worlds highest rate of private gun ownership, with more firearms in our country than people. The United States consequently has far more gun deaths than other developed nations, with nearly six times the gun homicide rate of Canada and nearly 16 times the rate of Germany, to use just two examples. Researchers have found that places with more guns have more gun deaths, which is true with homicides as well as suicides, domestic violence and violence against police, as Vox reported. And as reported on page A2 today, gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 every year and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities, a study found. The results reveal a major public health problem for humanity,Ž researchers say. Yet the National Rifle Association and other gun advocates keep claiming that the solution to gun violence is more guns and less restrictive gun laws. Lawmakers should be passing common-sense gun control measures, including bans on the most devastating weapons, universal background checks and buyback programs. But our country needs to go further and treat gun violence like a public health crisis, with more research done on safety measures such as smart technology. Much like what is belatedly happening with the opioid epidemic, both laws and public information campaigns should be used to discourage the purchase and use of firearms. Unless we want public gatherings to become shooting galleries, more must be done to reduce the number of guns and thus the likelihood that they are going to be used to kill more innocent people.OUR OPINIONGuns are common factor in tragedies ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' description of college students as "sanctimonious, sensitive, supercilious snowflakes" might just be the best example of alliteration from a government official since Vice President Spiro Agnew called the news media "nattering nabobs of negativism." But the clever use of words doesn't necessarily reveal the truth. Students who will return to college campuses in the coming weeks are from a generation that has experienced an extraordinary course of events over their short lifetimes. Their childhoods were shaped by the Sept. 11 attacks and the greatest economic challenge this country has known since the Great Depression. They are also the first cohort to grow up with social media. The odds of a generation emerging from those circumstances fragile and pompous, as Sessions portrays them, are low. Of course, how today's college students will think and behave when they reach midlife is beyond the capabilities of our crystal ball. But from our vantage point as longtime educators, we can offer an alliteration of our own about who they are now: caring, complex, committed and clear-eyed. Witness how comfortable they are with difference. Fears and hatreds that have plagued this nation from its founding are unacceptable to today's college students. They have trouble understanding prior generations' obsession with differences in sexuality and sexual expression, in race and ethnicity, and in gender. Gay or straight? Black or white? Male or female? They reject labels and dichotomies and how they're used to oversimplify and do harm. Do we know students so arrogant and hypersensitive that they resemble popular stereotypes of their generation? Sure we do; they typically come from doting parents and school administrators who celebrated them ceaselessly and, as the cliche goes, gave them the same size trophy for coming in last as for coming in first. (But who's to blame for low standards? Obviously the people who set those standards, not their children.) Strikingly, though, even the worst of today's college students tend to be more caring and respectful of others than were their egotistical counterparts of an earlier generation, who put advancing their careers above everything. Which is not to say that we see nothing that concerns us in present-day college students. Their clear-eyed, accepting outlook, while a model for the rest of us in some domains, leaves them disturbingly passive in others. During a recent class session, one of us suggested that we have given up our privacy rights in order to protect our safety. The government, with good intentions or bad, has stepped up surveillance in the name of security. In the past, this argument has sparked some spirited discussion. Not this time. One student said that the very notion of privacy was an illusion cherished by technologically naive adults. "Don't you know," he said, "that not just the government, but companies are monitoring our every move?" It is impossible, he concluded, to protect something that doesn't even exist. In a follow-up discussion, the poor old professor posited that after the students experience the harsh reality of having their digital footprints evaluated by potential employers, they will rethink their attitudes about keeping some things private. But a student replied that they all have embarrassing things online, so who are employers going to hire? We're dubious about those claims and will continue to implore students not to give up on protecting their own and others' privacy. But this generation of college students is far from the caricature posited by the attorney general. They came of age in a time of challenges, and they already recognize what today's world is about and embody much of what is best in it. Maybe it's us elders who are the sanctimonious snowflakes. We'll close with a reference from Sessions' college years: As the Who put it in "My Generation," we ought to stop trying to put them down. Barry Glassner is a professor of sociology and former president of Lewis & Clark College. Morton Schapiro is a professor of economics and president of Northwestern University.ANOTHER OPINIONCollege students are more complex than we assume As Congress and the courts have blocked some of President Donald Trump's most aggressive attacks on immigration, the White House has chosen to wage the war through federal regulation. A proposed rule change under review by the Office of Management and Budget would have far-reaching effects on legal immigrants already living in the U.S. and on others seeking to come. The rule, early versions of which have been leaked, would greatly expand the definition of who is likely to become a "public charge." Currently, an immigrant applying for residence through a family or diversity visa is denied if he or she appears likely to become dependent on cash assistance from the government, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or to require long-term health care at public expense. Now, the Trump administration is considering making it more difficult for immigrants to obtain a green card for residency or a temporary visa extension if they „ or their dependents „ use any of a wide range of noncash public benefits, including food stamps, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program or public assistance for housing or home heating. The rule would apply even if the dependents are children who are American citizens. The rule stands to increase by a factor of more than 15 the share of noncitizens who could be deemed "likely to become a public charge" „ to nearly half of the noncitizen population, according to the Migration Policy Institute. From 2014 to 2016, almost 18 million noncitizens and naturalized citizens lived in families in which at least one member used a major meanstested public benefit program. The policy appears to assume that immigrants who receive public benefits, which are often temporary, represent a net loss to the nation. But this is false. Many of the immigrants who would be blocked by Trump's new test qualify for public benefits because they work for low wages or are sometimes in need of assistance between jobs. Such a restrictive rule could easily pressure immigrants in crisis „ even short-term crisis „ to go without help for themselves or their dependents for fear of jeopardizing their status. The purpose of the pending regulation change seems clear. Trump wants to end both diversity visas and what he calls "chain migration" „ the reunification of immigrant families. Having failed to move relevant legislation through Congress, he is seeking to achieve a similar end through unilateral executive action. At the same time, his administration is turning away refugees and asylum seekers. Legal immigrants come to the U.S. under a wide array of circumstances „ some in comfort, others in desperation. But time and again, even the poorest and least-educated among them manage to work their way out of hardship and realize their American dream. Making that process more difficult, by punishing striving immigrants for arriving without ample means, runs counter to American history and values. It also represents a threat to U.S. prosperity, which depends on the ingenuity and labor of immigrants to power the economy and pay the taxes that sustain social services. From the editorial board at Bloomberg News.ANOTHER OPINIONThe rule that could threaten your green card


A14 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor, pull-ing off an upset against better funded and better known can-didates on his quest to become the states first black governor.DeSantis rewrote the politi-cal playbook in Florida with his win, beating a candidate who raised considerably more money and executed a textbook campaign centered around extensive television advertising, cultivating strong support among GOP leaders across the state and employing superior grassroots organizing. Putnams campaign knocked on more than 400,000 doors and the candidate held more than 200 public events.All of that proved fruitless in the face of Trumps endorsement, which helped pluck DeSantis from relative obscu-rity and propel him into the frontrunner spot in the GOP race.Gillum spent the least of the five major candidates in his primary race and had the smallest television presence. He relied on a grassroots campaign and the support of the furthest left in the party to beat four other candidates, including former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of popular former governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham.Gillum, 39, was a favorite among Democrats who call themselves progressives and earned the endorse-ment of former Vermont Sen. Bernie Saunders. Gillum was a 23-year-old Florida A&M student when he became the youngest person elected to the Tallahassee City Commission in 2003. He was elected mayor in 2014.Besides Graham, Gillum turned back former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who poured $29 million of his personal wealth into the race and saturated the state with 30 different campaign ads. Also in the race was billionaire Jeff Greene, who spent about $38 million of his own money on the race, and Orlando area businessman Chris King, who spent about $4 million of his personal wealth on the race.Gillum was the only candidate who said hed raise corporate income taxes, and he often talked about winning a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association during his time as mayor. He often said he was the only candidate in the race who wasnt a millionaire or billionaire.But the win also comes as the FBI is investigating corruption at city hall. Gillum has said he is not a target in the investigation.Meanwhile, in toppling the Putnam political machine, DeSantis continues a string of victories by outsider anti-establishment GOP candidates that dates back to Gov. Rick Scotts primary win in 2010 and continued in 2016 with Trumps victory over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in Floridas presi-dential primary.DeSantis is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, the far right group of lawmakers who have been wielding increasing influence as the GOP moves further to the right. He attacked Putnam from the right on issues such as immigration and education reform while also making envi-ronmental protection a key issue in the race, an unusual twist in a GOP primary.With algae blooms devastat-ing waterfront communities on both coasts, DeSantis ham-mered Putnam for being too closely tied to the sugar indus-try, which is regularly blamed for contributing to excess nutrient levels that fuel algae growth.On immigration, Putnam proved vulnerable in a party that has moved sharply toward stronger immigration enforce-ment efforts in recent years. DeSantis criticized Putnam for supporting the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill a few years ago that offered a path-way to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants, deriding him as Amnesty Adam.A series of controversies at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also weighed down Putnams campaign, most notably the handling of concealed weap-ons licenses.News reports highlighted problems documented in a lawsuit and state investigations with how Putnams office processed the licenses, including a lapse that let nearly 300 people improperly obtain concealed carry permits and complaints that the department was unprepared to handle a flood of license requests.But Trumps endorsement was the biggest factor in swinging the race to DeSantis.Lido Key resident Marlena Randanne de Vazeille said Tuesday that she voted for DeSantis because Trump suggested it. Her husband, Jacques Randanne de Vazeille, said he trusts Trumps judgment. What I like, and Ill be very honest with you, is that I have finally somebody who listens to what I want and not what the government wants, said Jacques Randanne de Vazeille.Polls showed Putnam com-fortably ahead in the race before Trump tweeted his full endorsement of DeSantis on June 22.Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement! Trump tweeted.The president flew to Tampa on July 31 Putnams birth-day to tout DeSantis during a rally at the Florida State Fair-grounds. By then DeSantis, a three-term congressman from northeast Florida, had begun to eclipse Putnam in the polls.Recent surveys seemed to indicate the race was tightening and that Putnam was within striking distance, but DeSantis ended up winning by a comfortable margin.Trump drove home his support for DeSantis with a robocall to voters over the weekend and two tweets tout-ing the candidate Monday.The presidents involvement in the race bedeviled Putnam, who struggled to minimize the endorsement without criticizing Trump, who is hugely popular with GOP voters. My opponents running on an endorsement, Putnam said during a recent event in Bra-denton. No plan, no vision, no agenda just an endorsement. Just hanging on to the coattails. It takes more than that to lead the state of Florida.Yet while Trump gave DeSantis, 39, a huge boost, the congressman also benefited from frequent appearances on Fox News, where he defended Trump and advocated hardline conservative positions.And DeSantis background proved appealing to conservatives once they began to learn more about him. A graduate of Yale and Har-vard Law School, DeSantis served in the U.S. Navys Judge Advocate General Corps and has been a committed conservative in Congress.Meanwhile, Putnam, 43, has held elected office continuously since he was 22, first as a member of the Florida House before heading to Congress and winning the agriculture commissioner job in 2010.After returning to Florida, Putnam was viewed as almost certain to run for governor someday and he began sewing up support in every part of the state. Affable and well-liked within the party, Putnam seemed like a good bet to secure the GOP nomination for governor this year.Trumps involvement in the race upset many Republicans who viewed Putnam as better prepared to be governor and better positioned to win a general election.Some Republicans worry that DeSantis could have a hard time winning the general election because he is so conservative, and so closely associated with Trump an extremely polarizing figure.DeSantis dismissed such concerns during a recent interview.Ive been underestimated against Putnam, people are now starting to change that view, and I think Ill be under-estimated going forward, but thats just how I like it, DeSantis said.DeSantiss victory continues a string of recent primary wins by Republican candidates backed by Trump, a winning streak that highlights the presidents strength within the party and success at remaking the GOP in his own image. GOVERNORFrom Page A1primary contest, meaning that with no challenger from the opposing party, the primary acts as the general election.Parks win and margin of victory were predicted in multiple straw polls leading up to the election, including the South Lake Hob Nob and the Leadership Lake poll.Parks believes his visibil-ity and engagement in the community, such as Coffee and Conversations meetings with citizens, allowed him to maintain open communica-tion with his constituents and were responsible for his win.Parks has also remained active in the community since taking the role, regularly volunteering with his local church and participat-ing actively in the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.Parks first came into public office in Lake County when he was elected to the Lake County Water Authority Board of Trustees in 2004. He stayed in that position until 2008, then won his first term as commissioner in 2010.Since taking office he has focused on public safety and ensuring Lake Countys eco-nomic advancement.Schnaufer, who serves in the National Guard as deputy program manager, was a newcomer to politics and ran on a platform of reducing regulation and cutting taxes.Parks doubled down on his commitment to Lake Coun-tys economic growth after the results came in.Weve got to continue to focus on our economy, and get higher wage jobs, Parks said. Weve also got to focus on our quality of life. COMMISSIONFrom Page A1


RECREATION B5DUNNELLON MAN PLAYS GOLF IN ALL 50 STATES | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Brian MahoneyAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Players scrambled for relief from the heat and some retired from their matches when they couldn't find it at an over-heated second day of the U.S. Open. Novak Djokovic said he felt sick during a changeover in his match on a day when condi-tions were so difficult because of the heat that U.S. Open officials extended to men an extreme heat rule that only exists on the women's tour.Djokovic made a winning return to the U.S. Open, beat-ing Marton Ducsovics in four sets.Djokovic missed the U.S. Open last year because of an elbow injury and was playing his first match in Flushing Meadows since losing the 2016 final to Stan Wawrinka.It was a tough one, until he dominated after players were allowed to leave the court for 10 minutes following the third and fourth sets. Once they returned, the No. 6 seed fin-ished off a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory in 2 hours, 59 minutes.US Open gets overheatedNovak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the “ rst round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday in New York. [AP PHOTO/FRANK FRANKLIN II] By Jay CohenAssociated PressCHICAGO „ At one point during Anthony Rizzos tough start, the big first baseman visited Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon in his office.Rizzo and Maddon talked hitting, and Maddon wrote down what he thought Rizzos numbers would look like by the end of the season. Fast forward to the last days of August, and Rizzos statistics are beginning to approach his usual numbers „ where Maddon thought they would go eventually.Only Rizzo might have to just trust his manager on that one.I wrote the numbers down a couple months ago. I just have to remem-ber where I put them,Ž a grinning Maddon said.At the end of perhaps his most challenging season in Chicago, the 64-year-old Maddon remains as com-fortable with himself as the day he took over four years ago, when he boldly talked about the playoffs at a bar in the shadow in the Wrig-ley Field.Maddon making all the right movesBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ With the opener now only days away, Floridas great quarterback question has finally been answered.Redshirt sophomore Feleipe Franks is the starter, UF coach Dan Mullen announced Monday.Franks, fellow sophomore Kyle Trask and true freshman Emory Jones had been competing for the starting role since the spring.In the end, Franks edged out Trask because the coaches feel he gives the Gators the best chance to win this season with his ability to extend plays and make things happen with his legs, Mullen said.We have some young quarterbacks that I think all have really bright futures in their development,Ž Mullen said. All of them are a long way from a finished product of what we need to see.As (quarterbacks coach) Brian (Johnson) and I sat down, we looked at who would give us the best opportunity to win now. Not projecting where theyre going to be or how theyre going to develop, or how theyll grow throughout the years.But right now, we head out on the field running our offense, whos going to give us the best opportunity to win? A lot of it we felt Feleipe and some of the ability to extend plays, some of his athleticism, right now will give us the best opportunity to win games.ŽFranks did little running in high school and was recruited as a pro-style quarterback by Jim McElwain and his staff. But he has the size (6-foot6, 240 pounds) and athletic Gators pick Franks as starter at quarterbackUF coach Dan Mullen named quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) the teams starter to begin the season, saying Monday that his ability to extend plays, some of his athleticism right now, will give us the best opportunity to win games.Ž [BRAD MCCLENNY/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See GATORS, B3 See MADDON, B3 See US OPEN, B3By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ East Ridge High School can make volleyball look like a relatively simple game.The Knights look to have the weapons to be a factor at the state level in 2018, but they have to take care of business on the court against teams looking to pull the upset.And theyve done just that so far, winning three matches in straight sets.East Ridges latest win came Tuesday when the Knights blanked South Lake 3-0 at home. Game scores were 25-14, 25-16 and 25-22.The Knights dominated at the net and behind the service line against South Lake (2-1). East Ridge had 42 of its 75 points in the match on serve Dominating performanceEast Ridge takes straight-set win over South LakeEast Ridges Taylor Sinopoli (1) reaches for the ball during a match against South Lake on Tuesday in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See EAST RIDGE, B3


B2 Wednesday, August 29, 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 TVCYCLING 2 p.m. NBCSN „ Vuelta a Espaa, Stage 5, from Granada to Roquetas de Mar, Spain (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, With Anticipation Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, N.Y Mets at Chicago Cubs OR Oakland at Houston 5 p.m. MLB „ Seattle at San Diego (joined in progress) 6:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Boston 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees OR Washington at Philadelphia 7:35 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Atlanta 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Arizona at San Francisco OR L.A. Dodgers at Texas (joined in progress) SOCCER 3 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Playoff, 2nd Leg, PAOK FC vs. SL Ben“ ca TENNIS Noon ESPN „ U.S. Open, second round, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN „ U.S. Open, second round, at New York SPORTS BRIEFSGOSFORD, AUSTRALIA Bolt to play 1st game for club in quest to go proUsain Bolt will make his debut for the Cen-tral Coast Mariners in an Australian A-League pre-season exhibition game against an amateur team.The eight-time Olympic sprinting gold medalist from Jamaica is on trial with the Mari-ners, hoping to win a professional contract. He has been practicing this week on the left wing and expects to play about 15 to 20 minutes in that position during Fridays exhibition match. Club officials are predicting a crowd of 12,000 for the home game in Gosford, north of Sydney.Bolt, who is at home on a much larger stage, expected to be nervous on his debut.There definitely will be nerves, its not like its a charity game anymore,Ž Bolt said. I expect to make mistakes but I also expect to go out there, make myself proud and to push myself.ŽBolt had his first full practice session with the Mariners on Tuesday after taking time to ease into his new role during his first week with the club. The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 1 0 .667 77 62 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 55 71 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 46 37 Miami 0 3 0 .000 54 80 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 53 44 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 51 40 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 61 54 Tennessee 0 3 0 .000 37 77 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 4 0 0 1.000 97 52 Cincinnati 3 0 0 1.000 77 53 Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 81 71 Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 42 29 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 2 1 0 .667 44 35 Denver 1 2 0 .333 80 83 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 48 74 Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 58 58 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 2 1 0 .667 62 53 Washington 1 2 0 .333 49 68 Dallas 0 3 0 .000 37 72 Philadelphia 0 3 0 .000 34 73 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 3 0 0 1.000 80 57 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 75 47 Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 86 71 Atlanta 0 3 0 .000 20 62 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 73 62 Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 88 64 Chicago 2 2 0 .500 94 90 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 60 76 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 3 0 0 1.000 71 35 L.A. Rams 2 1 0 .667 47 68 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 54 60 Seattle 0 3 0 .000 51 64WEEK 4 Thursdays GamesNew 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. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 16 4 6 54 55 30 New York Red Bulls 16 6 4 52 49 26 New York City FC 14 6 6 48 49 34 Columbus 11 8 7 40 33 33 Philadelphia 11 11 3 36 35 39 Montreal 10 14 3 33 34 45 New England 7 10 8 29 38 41 D.C. United 7 10 6 27 39 40 Toronto FC 7 12 6 27 43 46 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 Orlando City 7 16 2 23 38 59 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 13 5 7 46 40 31 Sporting Kansas City 13 6 6 45 47 30 Los Angeles FC 12 7 7 43 50 40 Real Salt Lake 12 10 5 41 42 44 Seattle 11 9 5 38 32 26 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 8 38 49 48 Portland 10 7 7 37 35 35 Vancouver 10 9 7 37 43 51 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 11 7 28 41 37 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 3 14 8 17 36 47 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 24Atlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1 Los Angeles FC 1, LA Galaxy 1, tieAug. 25Philadelphia 1, New England 0 Toronto FC 3, Montreal 1 Sporting Kansas City 2, Minnesota United 0 Real Salt Lake 6, Colorado 0 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2Aug. 26New York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0 Seattle 1, Portland 0Todays GamesHouston 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s GamesSporting 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s GamesAtlanta United FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 Seattle 11 4 8 41 26 16 Portland 11 6 6 39 37 27 Chicago 8 4 10 34 32 26 Houston 9 9 5 32 35 34 Utah 8 7 8 32 20 22 Orlando 8 9 6 30 30 36 Washington 2 17 4 10 11 34 Sky Blue FC 0 16 5 5 19 46 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Aug. 25North Carolina 1, Seattle 1, tie Chicago 3, Orlando 1 Portland 1, Washington 0 Houston 6, Sky Blue FC 1Saturdays GameSky Blue FC at Washington, 7 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -180 New York +165 at Philadelphia -120 Washington +110 Milwaukee -144 at Cincinnati +134 at St. Louis -170 Pittsburgh +158 Arizona -113 at San Francisco +103American Leagueat New York -244 Chicago +224 at Houston -174 Oakland +162 at Kansas City -110 Detroit +100 Toronto -127 at Baltimore +117 at Cleveland -180 Minnesota +165Interleagueat San Diego Off Seattle Off at Boston -289 Miami +259 at Atlanta -148 Tampa Bay +138 L.A. Dodgers -160 at Texas +150COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG UCF 19 23 75 at UConn at Purdue 4 1 51 Northwestern at Minnesota 14 20 46 NMSU Wake Forest 10 6 55 at TulaneFridayat Michigan St. 27 23 50 Utah State Syracuse 3 6 64 at W. Mich. at Wisconsin 33 35 52 W Kentucky Colorado 6 7 65 Colo. State at Stanford 14 14 48 SDSU at Duke 10 13 45 ArmySaturdayat Oklahoma 24 21 68 FAU Houston 21 25 55 at Rice at Ohio State 38 38 64 Oregon St. at Penn St. 28 23 54 Appalach. St. at Nebraska 17 24 54 Akron at Boston Col. 20 18 63 UMass at Illinois 14 16 56 Kent St. at Rutgers 13 16 47 Texas State Indiana 12 10 55 at FIU at Iowa 13 10 48 No. Illinois Texas 10 13 56 Maryland Boise St. 10 10 50 at Troy Louisiana Tech 10 10 51 at So. Ala. Marshall 2 1 51 at Mia. Ohio at North Texas 1 4 71 SMU at Vanderbilt 7 3 57 Middle Tenn. at Arizona 13 11 60 BYU at Arizona St. 14 18 53 UTSA at Southern Ca. 31 26 64 UNLV at UCLA 14 15 64 Cincinnati Auburn 3 1 48 Washington at Kentucky 20 17 49 Cent. Mich. Texas Tech +1 2 67 Mississippi at South Carolina 35 29 57 Coastal Caro. West Virginia 7 10 61 Tennessee at California 6 7 61 No. Carolina Washington St. 4 1 47 at Wyoming at Oregon 28 31 74 Bowl.Green Old Dominion 5 6 58 at Liberty at Notre Dame 2 1 46 Michigan Alabama 28 24 60 Louisville Navy 15 11 62 at HawaiiSundayMiami 3 3 48 LSUMondayat Florida State 6 7 57 Virginia TechNFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cincinnati 1 2 34 Indianapolis at Atlanta 2 Pk 35 Miami N.Y. Jets PK 3 36 at Phila. Cleveland +2 2 35 at Detroit at N.Y. Giants 3 2 38 New England at Baltimore 1 6 35 Washington at Pittsburgh 2 2 36 Carolina at Tampa Bay +1 1 36 Jacksonville at Chicago 3 3 37 Buffalo at Tennessee Pk 1 35 Minnesota at New Orleans 4 4 36 L.A. Rams at Houston 4 4 34 Dallas at Kansas City 3 3 38 Green Bay at Arizona 1 3 35 Denver at San Francisco Pk 3 35 L.A. Chargers at Seattle 1 3 35 OaklandUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP Taylor Cole from Salt Lake. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Nashville (PCL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Agreed to terms with C Tyler Flowers on a contract extension through the 2020 season. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Acquired OF Jose Bautista from the New York Mets for a player to be named or cash. Designated RHP Mark Leiter Jr. for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Removed the interim tag from manager Mike Shildt. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Selected the contract of INF Luis Uras from El Paso (PCL). Reinstated RHP Colten Brewer from the 10day DL. Placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, Aug. 25. Optioned INF Carlos Asuaje to El Paso.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed C Wagner Gomez. Reinstated RHP Colton Murray to the active list. Placed C Dioner Navarro and RHP Matt Larkins on the inactive list.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationMEMPHIS GRIZZLIES „ Waived G Kobi Simmons. SACRAMENTO KINGS „ Named Teena Murray senior director of athlete health and performance, Mike Roncarati director of prevention and rehabilitation, Joe Resendez athletic trainer and Jesse Green performance analyst.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Placed RB D.J. Foster on injured reserve. Re-signed RB Darius Victor. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Signed CB Darius Hillary. Agreed to terms with DT Geno Atkins and DE Carlos Dunlap on contract extensions. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed OL Earl Watford. Waived WR Evan Berry, OL Kevin Bowen, DL Marcell Frazier, OL Geoff Gray and K Ross Martin. Released TE Julian Allen. DETROIT LIONS „ Released DE Robert Ayers. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Claimed DT Marcus Hardison off waivers from Houston. Waived-injured OL Zachary Crabtree. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Acquired LB Kamalei Correa from Baltimore for an undisclosed draft pick. Waived LB Deontae Skinner.GOLFPGA OF AMERICA „ Named Seth Waugh chief executive of“ cer.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueST. LOUIS BLUES „ Announced the resignation of assistant general manager Martin Brodeur. Promoted director of amateur scouting Bill Armstrong to assistant general manager. Named Kevin McDonald pro scout and general manager of San Antonio (AHL) and Glen Wesley development coach.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Named Shawn Hackman president and general manager position.SOCCERMajor League SoccerLOS ANGELES FC „ Announced D Laurent Ciman has transferred to Dijon (FranceLigue 1).COLLEGESATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE „ Announced associate commissioner Brian Morrison will retire at the end of this academic year. BARTON „ Named Chad Balentine mens and womens track and “ eld and cross country coach. BARUCH „ Named Olivia Colbert womens assistant basketball coach. BROWN „ Promoted Matt Meuleners top assistant wrestling coach. Named Darrius Little assistant wresting coach. HIGH POINT „ Named Justin Tuma mens assistant lacrosse coach. MONMOUTH (NJ) „ Named JR Reid mens assistant basketball coach. NEW JERSEY CITY „ Named Davauni Brown and Christopher Segovia mens assistant soccer coaches. NEW MEXICO „ Named Breanna Macha softball pitching coach. NEBRASKA „ Granted a scholarship release of red-shirt freshman QB Tristan Gebbia. VANDERBILT „ Suspended sophomore S Zaire Jones after being arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against an off-duty police of“ cer. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTAU.S. OPENTuesdays results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles First Round Marin Cilic (7), Croatia, def. Marius Copil, Romania, 7-5, 6-1, 1-1, ret. Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, def. Stefano Travaglia, Italy, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (6), 3-0, ret. Julien Benneteau, France, def. Marco Cecchinato (22), Italy, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-3. Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Mackenzie Mcdonald, United States, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. David Gof“ n (10), Belgium, def. Federico Gaio, Italy, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Diego Schwartzman (13), Argentina, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina, 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-2. Jaume Antoni Munar Clar, Spain, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-1. Gael Mon“ ls, France, def. Facundo Bagnis, Argentina, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-0, 6-0. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def. Yannick Hanfmann, Germany, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Corentin Moutet, France, 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, def. Peter Polansky, Canada, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. Tennys Sandgren, United States, def. Viktor Troicki, Serbia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Laslo Djere, Serbia, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 2-1, ret. Richard Gasquet (26), France, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Lucas Pouille (17), France, def. Yannick Maden, Germany, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 7-5. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 3-1, ret. Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Pablo Carreno-Busta (12), Spain, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Fabio Fognini (14), Italy, def. Michael Mmoh, United States, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4). John Millman, Australia, def. Jenson Brooksby, United States, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Noah Rubin, United States, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3). Hyeon Chung (23), Republic of Korea, def. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0, 2-0, ret.Womens Singles First Round Caroline Garcia (6), France, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, 6-2, 6-2. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 6-0, 6-0. Taylor Townsend, United States, def. Amanda Anisimova, United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Jelena Ostapenko (10), Latvia, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Coco Vandeweghe (24), United States, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Dominika Cibulkova (29), Slovakia, def. Arantxa Rus, Netherlands, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan, def. Ekaterina Alexandrova, Russia, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, def. Alize Cornet, France, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Angelique Kerber (4), Germany, def. Margarita Gasparyan, Russia, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, def. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-1, 6-4. Yafan Wang, China, def. Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Aryna Sabalenka (26), Belarus, def. Danielle Rose Collins, United States, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4. Naomi Osaka (20), Japan, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-3, 6-2. Julia Glushko, Israel, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Kiki Bertens (13), Netherlands, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-0, 7-5. Francesca Di Lorenzo, United States, def. Christina McHale, United States, 6-1, 7-6 (1). Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 6-1, 6-4. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-3, 6-2. Caroline Wozniacki (2), Denmark, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia, 6-3, 6-2.MONDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles First RoundRafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. David Ferrer, Spain, 6-3, 3-4, ret. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. Lorenzo Sonego, Italy, def. Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (9), 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2. Karen Khachanov (27), Russia, def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Jack Sock (18), United States, def. Guido Andreozzi, Argentina, 6-0, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, def. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Guido Pella, Argentina, def. Casper Ruud, Norway, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, def. Kyle Edmund (16), Britain, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1. Dominic Thiem (9), Austria, def. Mirza Basic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. Steve Johnson, United States, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Jason Kubler, Australia, def. Roberto Bautista-Agut (19), Spain, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Denis Shapovalov (28), Canada, def. Felix Auger Aliassime, Canada, 7-5, 5-7, 4-1, ret. Andreas Seppi, Italy, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 2-1, ret. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Andrey Rublev, Russia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Kevin Anderson (5), South Africa, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Juan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, def. Donald Young, United States, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Denis Kudla, United States, def. Matteo Berrettini, Italy, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Andy Murray, Britain, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. Fernando Verdasco (31), Spain, def. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Borna Coric (20), Croatia, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, def. Mitchell Krueger, United States, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. Stefanos Tsitsipas (15), Greece, def. Tommy Robredo, Spain, 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-4. John Isner (11), United States, def. Bradley Klahn, United States, 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4. Nicolas Jarry, Chile, def. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. Cameron Norrie, Britain, def. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Damir Dzumhur (24), Bosnia-Herzegovina, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. Milos Raonic (25), Canada, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Gilles Simon, France, def. Lloyd Harris, South Africa, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Ugo Humbert, France, def. Collin Altamirano, United States, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Grigor Dimitrov (8), Bulgaria, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.Womens Singles First RoundKaia Kanepi, Estonia, def. Simona Halep (1), Romania, 6-2, 6-4. Jil Teichmann, Switzerland, def. Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia, 6-3, 6-0. Vania King, United States, def. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (27), Russia, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Serena Williams (17), United States, def. Magda Linette, Poland, 6-4, 6-0. Carina Witthoeft, Germany, def. Caroline Dolehide, United States, 6-3, 7-6. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Whitney Osuigwe, United States, 6-4, 6-1. Venus Williams (16), United States, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Garbine Muguruza (12), Spain, def. Shuai Zhang, China, 6-3, 6-0. Karolina Muchova, Czech Republic, def. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-2. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-4, 6-4. Ashleigh Barty (18), Australia, def. Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, 6-1, 6-3. Maria Sakkari (32), Greece, def. Asia Muhammad, United States, 6-3, 6-3. So“ a Kenin, United States, def. Madison Brengle, United States, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (4). Ana Bogdan, Romania, def. Marie Bouzkova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2. Karolina Pliskova (8), Czech Republic, def. Zarina Diyas, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Sloane Stephens (3), United States, def. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, 6-1, 7-5. Anhelina Kalinina, Ukraine, def. Kathinka Von Deichmann, Liechtenstein, 1-6, 7-6 (0), 5-2, ret. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, 6-3, 7-5. Daria Gavrilova (25), Australia, def. Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, 6-0, 6-0. Barbora Strycova (23), Czech Republic, def. Danielle Lao, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, Spain, def. Kateryna Kozlova, Ukraine, 6-0, 6-3. Vera Lapko, Belarus, def. Katerina Bondarenko, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-3. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium, def. Kurumi Nara, Japan, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Julia Goerges (9), Germany, def. Anna Kalinskay a, Russia, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Claire Liu, United States, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4. Anastasija Sevastova (19), Latvia, def. Donna Vekic, Croatia, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Qiang Wang, China, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (31), Slovakia, 6-2, 6-2. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, def. Jennifer Brady, United States, 6-3, 6-3. Tatjana Maria, Germany, def. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 6-3, 6-3. Elina Svitolina (7), Ukraine, def. Sachia Vickery, United States, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESAt USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumSloane Stephens (3), United States, vs. Anhelina Kalinina, Ukraine Andy Murray, Britain, vs. Fernando Verdasco (31), Spain Serena Williams (17), United States, vs. Carina Witthoeft, Germany Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, vs. Vasek Pospisil, CanadaLouis Armstrong StadiumTatjana Maria, Germany, vs. Elina Svitolina (7), Ukraine Camila Giorgi, Italy, vs. Venus Williams (16), United States Juan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, vs. Denis Kudla, United States Jack Sock (18), United States, vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia Garbine Muguruza (12), Spain, vs. Karolina Muchova, Czech RepublicGrandstandUgo Humbert, France, vs. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland Julia Goerges (9), Germany, vs. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia John Isner (11), United States, vs. Nicolas Jarry, Chile Maria Sakkari (32), Greece, vs. So“ a Kenin, United StatesCourt 17Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, vs. Daria Gavrilova (25), Australia Dominic Thiem (9), Austria, vs. Steve Johnson, United States Jeremy Chardy, France, vs. Kevin Anderson (5), South Africa Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, vs. Ashleigh Barty (18), Australia GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR DELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Norton, Mass. Course: TPC Boston. Yardage: 7,342. Par: 71. Purse: $9 million. Winners share: $1,620,000. Television: Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (NBC); Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: Justin Thomas. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau. Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won The Northern Trust. Notes: Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk will make three of his four wild-card picks after the tournament. ... European Tour players in the “ eld cannot count any world ranking points from this event to the Ryder Cup standings. ... This is the second of four FedEx Cup playoffs events, culminating with the Tour Championship. The top 70 in the FedEx Cup advance to the third playoff event next week outside Philadelphia. ... Rickie Fowler is taking another week off to rest an oblique injury. He is No. 22 in the standings and could fall out of the top 30. ... Rory McIlroy makes his “ rst playoff event appearance this year. ... Tiger Woods fell “ ve spots in the FedEx Cup standings to No. 25. He won at the TPC Boston in 2006 and was runner-up in 2004 and 2007. ... Brooks Koepka has another shot at replacing Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the world. Koepka trails by a narrow margin. ... After this year, The Northern Trust will alternate years between Liberty National in New Jersey and the TPC Boston. ... The tournament began in 2003 and was run by the Tiger Woods Foundation. ... Jordan Spieth tied for 25th last week and moved up 10 spots to No. 33. He has never missed the Tour Championship in his previous “ ve years on tour. Next week: BMW Championship. Online: www.pgatour.comLPGA TOUR CAMBIA PORTLAND CLASSICSite: Portland, Ore. Course: Columbia Edgewater CC. Yardage: 6,476. Par: 72. Purse: $1.3 million. Winners share: $195,000. Television: Thursday, 7-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday-Saturday 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Stacy Lewis. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Last week: Brooke Henderson won the CP Womens Canadian Open. Notes: Lewis won a year ago after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and donated her earnings to relief efforts. ... Brooke Henderson moved back into the top 10 in the world ranking at No. 8. ... Henderson needs one more victory to match Sandra Post as most among Canadian players. Post won eight times. ... Sung Hyun Park and Ariya Jutanugarn, Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, are taking the week off. ... This is the “ nal LPGA Tour event in the United States until the season concludes with the CME Group Tour Championship on Nov. 15-18 in Naples, Florida. ... Seven players, led by Jutanugarn, have a scoring average under 70. ... Henderson has won in Portland two of the past three years. ... The tournament dates to 1992 when Nancy Lopez was the inaugural winner. Next tournament: Evian Championship on Sept. 13-16. Online: EUROPEAN TOUR MADE IN DENMARKSite: Aarhus, Denmark. Course: Silkeborg Ry GC. Yardage: 6,975. Par: 72. Purse: 1.5 million euros. Winners share: 250,000 euros. Television: Thursday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 6:30-11 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Julian Suri. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Andrea Pavan won the Czech Masters. Notes: This is the “ nal week to try to qualify for one of eight automatic spots on the European Ryder Cup team, four from a money list and four from world ranking points earned over the last year. ... Ranking points from the FedEx Cup playoff event on the PGA Tour will not count. ... Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark is poised to claim the “ nal spot for Europe from the ranking points, especially after Ian Poulter, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Paul Casey failed to make any inroads with big world ranking points at The Northern Trust. ... Eddie Pepperell and Matt Fitzpatrick are in the “ eld and both could move into one of the four spots on the money list, but they would have to win and it would depend on how Olesen fares. ... Thomas Bjorn makes his four captains picks on Wednesday. ... The “ eld also includes John Daly, who shared the lead after the “ rst round in the Czech Masters until sliding to a tie for 59th. Next week: Omega European Masters. Online: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS SHAW CHARITY CLASSICSite: Calgary, Alberta. Course: Canyon Meadows Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,086. Par: 70. Purse: $2.35 million. Winners share: $352,000. Television: Friday-Saturday, TBD; Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Scott McCarron. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez. Last week: Scott Parel won the Boeing Classic. Notes: Kevin Sutherland now has a 59 and a 60 on the PGA Tour Champions. He didnt win either tournament. ... Jimenez moved to the top of the Charles Schwab Cup with his tie for third at the Boeing Classic. He is the only two-time major winner on the senior circuit this year. .. Bernhard Langer has not won since the Insperity Invitational in May. ... Tim Petrovic became the ninth players to surpass $1 million earnings this year on the PGA Tour Champions. ... Scott McCarron last year had his lowest 54-hole score on the PGA Tour Champions by winning the Shaw Charity Classic at 194. ... He missed only eight greens in regulation. Next tournament: Ally Challenge on Sept. 14-16. Online: Villages star point guard Tre Mann announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has committed to play basketball at the University of Florida.Mann chose the Gators over North Carolina and Tennessee and had more than 20 official offers, including one from Kansas.The 6-foot-3 Mann is rated as the 23rd best prospect in the nation by 247 Sports and he is the first commitment for Floridas Class of 2019.Mann tweeted out Tuesday evening, Im 100% committed to The University of Florida. GO GATORS.ŽMann is ranked No. 30 in the nation among point guards in the Class of 2019 by the summer, he averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game and shot 38 percent from distance with his AAU team.Mann led The Villages to a 50-11 record the past two seasons. He averaged 20 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior. The commitment is not binding until Mann signs a national letter of intent to play for the Gators. National signing day is Feb. 6, 2019.VOLLEYBALLEustis 3, Umatilla 0Madison Baker had 35 assists to lead Eustis past Umatilla in a straight-set win on Monday.Game scores were 25-21, 25-16, and 25-12.Baker also had seven service aces and two kills. Hannah Yarbrough added six kills and five service aces for the Panthers, who improved to 2-1 on the season.GIRLS BOWLINGEustis 3, South Lake 0Delaney Cole rolled a 173 for Eustis and Abby Baron had a 121 for South Lake.BOYS BOWLINGSouth Lake 3, Eustis 0Ryan Ward paced South Lake with a 238. Jake Mar-tino rolled a 240 for Eustis.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPThe Villages star Mann commits to Gators

PAGE 17 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 B3Very brutal,Ž said 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, who won his match when his opponent, Marius Copil, retired.The WTA rule allows women to leave the court for 10 minutes between the second and third sets, and on Tuesday men were allowed to take similar breaks between the third and fourth sets.Even that wasn't enough on a day when a heat advisory in New York went into effect at 11 a.m., the same time play began, and was to remain until 9 p.m. today, with temperatures in the mid-90s and heat index values in excess of 100 degrees.Ten minutes? I would have needed an hour and a half,Ž said Leonardo Mayer, an Argentine who retired in the fourth set and said men's play-ers need to stop playing five-set matches in Grand Slams.Four players quit play-ing during their matches, and the ones who won quickly while covering their necks with ice towels during breaks considered themselves lucky.I really tried hard not to play the third one in this kind of heat,Ž wom-en's No. 5 seed Petra Kvitova said.Other women's winners included No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, who ousted 2011 champ Sam Stosur, and No. 10 Jelena Ostapenko.Meanwhile, twice a Grand Slam semifinalist, Johanna Konta can't seem to make any head-way at the majors these days.A 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 6 seed Caroline Garcia in her opener at Flushing Meadows is Konta's fifth consecutive exit in the first or second round at a Slam.Before that, Konta made the final four at the Australian Open in 2016 and Wimbledon last year, propelling her to No. 4 in the rankings. Now she's 46th.I don't think there's too much to really beat myself up over and ana-lyze,Ž Konta said. I mean, that's just the way it is sometimes.ŽDjokovic could face a quarterfinal matchup with No. 2 seed Roger Federer, the five-time champion who met Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in a night match. US OPENFrom Page B1abil ity to be an effective runner/scrambler, and he has shown a willingness to run, something that is imperative for the quar-terback in Mullens spread offense.His size and athletic ability are what slightly separated him from Trask.It was pretty close,Ž Mullen said. If you go to the grades, they were right there. It was the extra little things of extending plays, the intangibles. I think they were pretty even.It came down to just watching what Feleipe can do within the offense right now, where theyre all at in their dev elopment stages. He gives us the best chance to win.ŽFranks started eight games last season, throwing for 1,438 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with eight interceptions.He showed the ability to make the spectacular play „ the 63-yard TD pass to Tyrie Cleveland on the final play to beat Tennessee „ but he also struggled with his consis-tency and accuracy.He has intriguing phys-ical tools, Mullen said.Obviously, hes got a strong arm,Ž Mullen said. He can do some different things, make throws that a lot of people cant just on pure talent. I think hes got very good athletic ability.That can show in his ability to run the ball, show in his ability to scramble and extend plays. Hes got good size to be a physical player. Hes not worried, hes not nervous about being a physical player. Hes got some toughness that way. Those are some things that well build on.ŽMullen has a great track record for developing elite quarterbacks. One trait he has said he looks for is leadership.Over the past year, Franks has evolved into a team leader in the weight room and on the practice field. His team-mates voted him to the teams leadership coun-cil in January. He is one of eight players on the council.When things got tough, when things got hard, just his leadership potential really pushed him over the top,Ž junior wide receiver Josh Ham-mond said. GATORSFrom Page B1Maddons personality „ his steady hand, and perhaps more importantly, his subtle changes over the years „ is a major reason why the Cubs just keep winning through the kind of adversity that knocks some contenders out of the playoff race. Playing without 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant, closer Brandon Morrow and shortstop Addison Russell due to injuries, Chicago had won six in a row head-ing into Tuesday nights game against the New York Mets, running the NLs best record to 77-53. Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood, who were expected to help solidify the rotation after signing big free-agent deals, struggled all summer, but nothing has derailed the Cubs so far.Credit Javier Baez for turning into one of baseballs biggest stars. Credit rookies David Bote and Randy Rosario for their unexpected contributions, and Steve Cishek and Pedro Strop for their consistent performances all year out of the bullpen.And credit Maddon, who is working with a largely new coaching staff compared to last year, and still has the Cubs on track for their third straight division title and fourth consecutive playoff appearance.Every year, its kind of just let us be ourselves,Ž outfielder Kyle Schwarber said. I think that he has full trust in us and I think that says a lot. We back him up, too. I think thats kind of how, its a give and take. He gives us the rein and we always have his back at the end of the day.ŽChicagos latest win streak coincides with Mad-dons annual American Legion Week,Ž where he has his players come in later than usual „ har-kening back to when they were kids and hit the field when they arrived for the game. The Cubs still have themed road trips „ dress like the flamboyant Strop was a big hit this year „ but Maddon has largely stayed away from any-thing like his more famous stunts.No petting zoos. No magicians. No Mariachi bands. The Cubs are no longer the wide-eyed group of kids Maddon had in 2015. They have grown up, and their manager has tweaked his style to fit his playoff-tested group that ended the teams infamous World Series champion-ship drought.If you pick your spots more separately or not so close together, I think they have a greater impact, so I just think, Im ashamed to say I might be maturing a bit,Ž Maddon deadpanned. That would be awful. But if thats true, I would really be disap-pointed in myself.ŽWhile that whole maturity thing is still in question, Maddon has made a couple decisions this year that helped keep the Cubs on top of the NL. MADDONFrom Page B1 and limited the Eagles to only 18 service wi nners.We spend a lot of time at practice every day work-ing on our serve,Ž said East Ridge coach Mayra Cuebas. In todays style of volleyball, a good serve is an offensive weapon. Tonight, we were able to serve the ball to South Lakes back line and force them to play defense.It allowed us to run our offense while keeping them from getting into their offensive sets.ŽThe Knights dominated from the outset, leading games 1 and 2 from start to finish. In the first game, East Ridge led by as many as 11 points with Naomi Cabello and Madison Hilde scoring five points apiece from behind the line.Hilde served up the game-winner in the open-ing set.Cabello, Hilde, Nicole Workman, Victoria Samedy „ the younger sister of former East Ridge All-American Stephanie Samedy „ controlled the net for much of the match. They forced the Eagles to make decisions whether to try and hit through two-person block attempts or hit a softer shot over the block.Kyanna Pacheco served up seven consecutive win-ners to break open the second set for the Knights. With East Ridge clinging to a 17-16 lead, Pacheco pow-ered her team to within a point of the winning the set.With South Lake serving to keep the set alive, Cabello blasted a spike that was returned, but sailed into the rafters, striking a roof support before cross-ing the net, securing the win for the Knights.In the third set, Cuebas substituted liberally and South Lake took advan-tage. With Sydney Benson behind the line, the Eagles jumped out to a 5-0 lead, their first lead of the match.Slowly and methodically, the Knights clawed their way back. East Ridge took its first lead of the set at 11-10 with Hilde serving.Later, a spike by Hilde gave the Knights an 18-17 lead „ a lead it would never relinquish. A spike by Cabello gave East Ridge a 23-20 lead and the Knights secured the win on defense by forcing an error at the end of a long rally.South Lake got seven ser-vice winners from Benson and five from Kylee Brooks.Pacheco had nine service winners for the Knights, followed by 10 from Cabello. Bethany Cudnik added six and Morton had four.This team is so smart on the court,Ž Cuebas said. They know what to do when theyre on the floor and how to get it done. We have a lot of options on offense and I think the biggest thing we need right now is more time together on the court, and thats going to come during the season. I really like this team.Ž EAST RIDGEFrom Page B1South Lakes Arialle Short (12) dives for the ball during a match against East Ridge on Tuesday in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston9042.682„„4-6L-346-1844-24 NewYork8348.6346„8-2L-145-2138-27 TampaBay7061.5341988-2W-841-2429-37 Toronto6071.45829185-5L-234-3326-38 Baltimore3894.28852412-8W-122-4416-50 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland7456.569„„5-5W-139-2435-32 Minnesota6169.46913174-6L-339-2922-40 Detroit5378.40521253-7L-334-3419-44 Chicago5279.39722267-3W-425-4027-39 KansasCity4091.30534383-7L-120-4520-46 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston8150.618„„7-3W-634-2947-21 Oakland7953.5982„6-4L-139-2640-27 Seattle7457.565745-5L-138-2836-29 LosAngeles6468.48517152-8W-134-3330-35 Texas5874.43923215-5L-229-3829-36 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta7357.562„„5-5W-134-2839-29 Philadelphia7061.534323-7L-141-2329-38 Washington6666.500875-5W-233-3133-35 NewYork5873.44315146-4L-228-4030-33 Miami5379.40221205-5L-131-3822-41 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago7753.592„„7-3W-643-2334-30 St.Louis7358.5574„7-3W-134-2839-30 Milwaukee7359.5535„5-5W-140-2633-33 Pittsburgh6467.4891383-7L-135-3429-33 Cincinnati5675.42721164-6L-531-3525-40 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona7259.550„„6-4L-135-3137-28 Colorado7160.542116-4L-234-3037-30 LosAngeles7061.534226-4W-335-3335-28 SanFrancisco6667.496775-5W-337-2729-40 SanDiego5083.37623232-8L-523-4327-40 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE ChicagoWhiteSoxatN.Y.Yankees TorontoatBaltimore MiamiatBoston MinnesotaatCleveland TampaBayatAtlanta L.A.DodgersatTexas OaklandatHouston DetroitatKansasCity ColoradoatL.A.Angels SeattleatSanDiego WashingtonatPhiladelphia MilwaukeeatCincinnati N.Y.MetsatChicagoCubs PittsburghatSt.Louis ArizonaatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkVargas(L)4-86.964-112-017.12.08 ChicagoMills(R)2:20p0-01.171-00-05.21.59 WashingtonGonzalez(L)7-114.3511-150-315.28.04 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)7:05p9-93.3712-130-317.05.29 MilwaukeePeralta(R)6-44.028-51-216.05.63 CincinnatiHarvey(R)7:10p6-74.7712-101-018.21.45 PittsburghWilliams(R)10-93.4412-131-120.00.90 St.LouisMikolas(R)8:15p13-32.9419-71-017.24.58 ArizonaGodley(R)13-74.5915-111-116.26.48 SanFran.Rodriguez(R)10:15p6-12.309-41-020.01.35AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA OaklandCahill(R)5-33.4410-61-116.24.86 HoustonKeuchel(L)2:10p10-103.5415-121-119.23.66 DetroitFulmer(R)3-94.325-150-216.14.96 KansasCityDuffy(L)2:15p7-114.859-170-216.17.71 ChicagoLopez(R)4-94.669-170-012.28.53 NewYorkSabathia(L)7:05p7-43.3014-91-017.21.53 TorontoBorucki(L)3-34.126-51-111.09.82 BaltimoreCobb(R)7:05p4-155.005-191-122.02.05 MinnesotaStewart(R)0-16.941-20-111.26.94 ClevelandPlutko(R)7:10p4-45.094-40-317.05.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SeattleRamirez(R)1-24.563-21-016.01.13 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)3:40p6-73.748-121-116.03.94 MiamiRichards(R)3-74.238-110-115.15.87 BostonPrice(L)6:35p14-63.5019-63-021.00.86 TampaBayCastillo(R)3-23.232-00-03.10.00 AtlantaNewcomb(L)7:35p11-63.5714-111-115.17.04 L.A.(NL)Wood(L)7-63.6012-120-115.03.00 TexasMinor(L)8:05p10-64.4012-113-018.22.41 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.29 1934: ThePhiladelphiaAsendedSchoolboyRowes 16-gamewinningstreakwitha13-5victoryoverthe DetroitTigers. 1948: JackieRobinsonoftheBrooklynDodgershitfor thecycleina12-7winovertheSt.LouisCardinals. Robinsondroveintworuns,scoredthreerunsand stoleabase. 1965: SanFranciscosWillieMaysbrokeRalphKiners NationalLeaguerecordwithhis17thhomerunofthe monthinan8-3triumphovertheNewYorkMets.Kiner had16homersinSeptemberof1949.Mayshiatape measureshotoffJackFisher. 1971: HankAaronoftheAtlantaBravesknockedinhis 100thrunoftheseason,givinghimtheNationalLeague recordof11seasonswith100ormoreRBIs. 1977: LouBrockofSt.LouisstolebaseNo.893,breakingTyCobbsmodernrecordforcareerstolenbases. TheCardinalslosttotheSanDiegoPadres4-3. 1985: DonBayloroftheNewYorkYankeessetan AmericanLeaguerecordwhenhewashitbyapitchfor the190thtimeinhiscareer.BaylorwasstruckbyCaliforniaAngelspitcherKirkMcCaskillinthe“rstinning, breakingtheoldmarkof189setbyMinnieMinoso. 1993: GeorgeBrettrecordedhis200thstolenbasein KansasCitys5-4,12-inningvictoryoverBostontojoin WillieMaysandHankAaronastheonlyplayerswith 3,000hits,300homersand200steals. 2002: MarkBellhornbecamethe“rstplayerinNLhistorytohitahomeruninthesameinningfromboth sidesoftheplate,inthefourthoftheChicagoCubs 13-10winoverMilwaukee. 2010: BrianMcCannhitagame-winninghomerwith helpfromvideoreplay,givingtheAtlantaBravesa stunning7-6victoryovertheFloridaMarlins.Itwasthe “rsttimeagameendedusingavideoreview. Todaysbirthdays: AlexReyes,24;NoahSyndergaard, 26;ChrisTaylor,28;BrentSuter,29;MikeRzepczynski, 33;AnthonyRecker,35. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,106;Betts,Boston,104; Martinez,Boston,96;Benintendi,Boston,91;Bregman, Houston,88;Ramirez,Cleveland,88;Trout,LosAngeles,87;Stanton,NewYork,84;Rosario,Minnesota,82; Chapman,Oakland,81. RBI: Martinez,Boston,110;Davis,Oakland,103; Ramirez,Cleveland,91;Encarnacion,Cleveland,87; Bogaerts,Boston,84;Bregman,Houston,83;Haniger, Seattle,83;Lowrie,Oakland,82;Stanton,NewYork,82; Cruz,Seattle,79. HITS: Martinez,Boston,160;Segura,Seattle,155;Merri“eld,KansasCity,153;Lindor,Cleveland,151;Rosario, Minnesota,149;Castellanos,Detroit,148;Betts,Boston, 147;Altuve,Houston,143;Bregman,Houston,142;2 tiedat141. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,41;Lindor,Cleveland, 40;Bogaerts,Boston,38;Andujar,NewYork,37;Betts, Boston,37;Escobar,Arizona,37;Abreu,Chicago,36; Castellanos,Detroit,36;Martinez,Boston,36;4tiedat 35. T RIPLES: Smith,TampaBay,9;Sanchez,Chicago,9; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman,Oakland,6;Kiermaier,TampaBay,6;Moncada, Chicago,6;Profar,Texas,6;Span,Seattle,6;4tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,39;Martinez,Boston, 38;Ramirez,Cleveland,37;Gallo,Texas,34;Stanton, NewYork,32;Cruz,Seattle,31;Trout,LosAngeles,31; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Encarnacion,Cleveland,28;Betts, Boston,27. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,29;Merri“eld,Kansas City,28;Ramirez,Cleveland,28;Smith,TampaBay,27; Betts,Boston,26;Anderson,Chicago,25;Trout,Los Angeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;Lindor,Cleveland, 19;Segura,Seattle,19. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,17-6;Kluber,Cleveland, 16-7;Snell,TampaBay,16-5;Carrasco,Cleveland,15-7; Happ,NewYork,15-6;Porcello,Boston,15-7;Price, Boston,14-6;Morton,Houston,13-3;Verlander,Houston,13-8;6tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97;Snell,TampaBay,2.05;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.72;Cole,Houston,2.85;Kluber,Cleveland,2.91;Morton,Houston, 3.05;Fiers,Oakland,3.15;Severino,NewYork,3.27; Clevinger,Cleveland,3.30. S TRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,234;Verlander,Houston, 229;Sale,Boston,219;Bauer,Cleveland,214;Severino, NewYork,189;Morton,Houston,182;Paxton,Seattle, 176;Kluber,Cleveland,172;Snell,TampaBay,168; Carrasco,Cleveland,167. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,95;Yelich,Milwaukee,89; Albies,Atlanta,87;Carpenter,St.Louis,87;Arenado, Colorado,83;Harper,Washington,83;Goldschmidt, Arizona,82;Hernandez,Philadelphia,81;3tiedat80. RBI: Baez,Chicago,97;Suarez,Cincinnati,93;Aguilar, Milwaukee,91;Arenado,Colorado,91;Rizzo,Chicago,86;Story,Colorado,85;Harper,Washington,84; Hoskins,Philadelphia,82;Markakis,Atlanta,81;Freeman,Atlanta,78. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,158;Freeman,Atlanta,157; Gennett,Cincinnati,148;Peraza,Cincinnati,147; Arenado,Colorado,144;Baez,Chicago,144;Story, Colorado,144;Turner,Washington,144;Goldschmidt, Arizona,143;Yelich,Milwaukee,143. DOUBLES: Carpenter,St.Louis,38;Markakis,Atlanta, 38;Story,Colorado,36;Baez,Chicago,35;Freeman, Atlanta,35;Albies,Atlanta,33;Rendon,Washington, 32;Cabrera,Philadelphia,31;Polanco,Pittsburgh,30; CTaylor,LosAngeles,30. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;Baez,Chicago,8;Desmond,Colorado,8;Nimmo,NewYork,8;CTaylor,Los Angeles,8;Difo,Washington,7;Hamilton,Cincinnati,7; 4tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,34;Arenado,Colorado,31;Goldschmidt,Arizona,30;Harper,Washington, 30;Muncy,LosAngeles,30;Aguilar,Milwaukee,29; Suarez,Cincinnati,29;Baez,Chicago,28;Hoskins, Philadelphia,27;2tiedat26. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,33;Hamilton, Cincinnati,29;SMarte,Pittsburgh,29;Cain,Milwaukee, 24;Inciarte,Atlanta,24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Baez, Chicago,21;Jankowski,SanDiego,21;Peraza,Cincinnati,20;Story,Colorado,20. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,16-6;Nola,Philadelphia,15-3;Lester,Chicago,14-5;Chacin,Milwaukee, 13-5;Godley,Arizona,13-7;Greinke,Arizona,13-8; Mikolas,St.Louis,13-3;4tiedat11. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.71;Nola,Philadelphia,2.13; Scherzer,Washington,2.13;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.67; Greinke,Arizona,2.94;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.94;Freeland, Colorado,2.96;Corbin,Arizona,3.15;Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.37;Williams,Pittsburgh,3.44. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,244;deGrom,New York,214;Corbin,Arizona,207;Greinke,Arizona,171; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,169;Nola,Philadelphia,169;Gray, Colorado,163;Pivetta,Philadelphia,162;Marquez, Colorado,160;Godley,Arizona,157.MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Baltimore7,Toronto0 ChicagoWhiteSox6,N.Y.Yankees2 Houston11,Oakland4 NationalLeague Washington5,Philadelphia3 ChicagoCubs7,N.Y.Mets4 SanFrancisco2,Arizona0 Interleague L.A.Angels10,Colorado7 THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague MinnesotaatCleveland,1:10p.m. DetroitatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. BostonatChicagoWhiteSox,8:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatHouston,8:10p.m. SeattleatOakland,10:05p.m. NationalLeague MilwaukeeatCincinnati,12:35p.m. PittsburghatSt.Louis,7:15p.m. ChicagoCubsatAtlanta,7:35p.m. ArizonaatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. ColoradoatSanDiego,10:10p.m.MLBCALENDARAug.31: Lastdaytobecontractedto anorganizationandbeeligiblefor postseasonroster. 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. JMartinezBos12447596160.337 BettsBos112438104147.336 AltuveHou11043169143.332 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea12049480155.314 TroutLAA11338687121.313 MSmithTB11637450115.307 Merri“eldKC12749963153.307 BrantleyCle11746873141.301 AndujarNYY12046268139.301 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl13050180157.313 MarkakisAtl13050770158.312 ZobristChC10834958108.309 YelichMil11646389143.309 ArenadoCol12546883144.308 GennettCin12748174148.308 CainMil11343067132.307 MartinezStL12342747131.307 DPeraltaAri11846465140.302 DickersonPit11242353126.298 ThroughAug.27 WashingtonNationalsBryceHarperlooksonafterstrikingouttoendthe“rstinningagainstthePhiladelphia Phillies,TuesdayinPhiladelphia.[CHRISSZAGOLA/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] Thelongwalkback

PAGE 19 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 B5 RECREATIONBy Andy FillmoreGatehouse MediaOn May 23, in Fargo, North Dakota, four decades after co-workers asked Ray Barrett to try his hand at golf, he com-pleted his goal of playing a round in each of the 50 states.The goal was set after Barrett, 75, an insur-ance claims adjuster with Kemper Insurance for 33 years, retired from the New Jersey area in 1999 to Dunnellon with his wife of 56 years, Carole.He reflected on all the golf games he had played across the country while traveling for business and marked a map with 39 push pins in states and decided to shoot for play-ing in all 50 states, with Carole playing as well.He included rounds at courses in New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky to make the total 43. In 2017, the couple toured and played in Vermont, New Hamp-shire and Maine, leaving four states to go.Then, the Barretts traveled to Wisconsin for their granddaughters college graduation, then went to Idaho, Montana and South Dakota. They played the final round of the goal in Fargo, North Dakota.The staff at the Fargo Country Club congratulated Ray and presented him with a commemora-tive mug.Ray Barrett had gone full circle from trying out the sport to being, in his own words, hookedŽ on golf.I enjoyed the game and the camaraderie,Ž he said.Ray Barrett, a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, worked for a brief time as a messenger and then joined the Navy in 1961.In 1962, while attending Navy Weather School in Lakehurst, New Jersey, he and Carole were married.After he completed his active service in the Navy in 1966, he looked into career opportunities and followed the lead of a family member who was working in the insurance industry. He worked briefly for another company and then went to work with Kemper Insur-ance as a commercial claims adjuster.I handled national accounts,Ž he said, including large corporations.Barrett was asked by friends in the insurance profession to join them on a morning golf game while he was on a three-day work trip in the Tampa area in 1977.Golfing became a way to enhance relationships with customers, such as executives with McDon-alds, and spend some time away from the office. Once, he had a spontane-ous desire to golf in Alaska and, after a few phone calls to work associates, had a foursome organized to play at four courses there for several days.Barretts home office walls are covered with bag tags from country clubs across the country, from Hawaii to Florida and even to Ireland, with courses in places includ-ing Kapalua, Hawaii; Pebble Beach, California; and Pine Valley, New Jersey.The Country Club of Ocala and Golden Ocala are included in Barretts 50-state run.He hit another high point in his personal golf career when he shot a score equal to his age „ then 73 „ at Juliette Falls Golf Course in Dunnellon in 2016.The Barretts son, Roger Barrett, 51, of McHenry, Illinois, also is in the insurance profession and plays golf.A lot of business is done on the golf course,Ž he said.Roger Barrett said he has played in about 15 states to date. His son Ryan, 16, is playing in the Jr. PGA League.My dad and I enjoyed a lot of fun times on golf courses,Ž he said.A true states manFour decades after co-workers asked Ray Barrett, of Dunnellon, to try his hand at golf, he completed his goal of playing a round in each of the 50 states. His is shown here playing at the Fargo Country Club on May 23 in Fargo, North Dakota, the last state on his list. [SUBMITTED/RAY BARRETT] Dunnellon man plays golf in all 50 U.S. statesTo submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at or 352-365-8204. Umatilla Kiwanis Club holding 5K run/walkThe Umatilla Kiwanis Club will hold a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 a.m. starting a Caldwell Park in Umatilla.Online registration is available at Entry fee is $25 if entered by Oct. 1 and $30 after Oct. 1. All participants will receive participation medal with awards/ medals going to the top males and females in age groups.All funds go to local projects for children and scholarships. Tavares holds Ready, Set, Run for kids ages 8 to 13The city of Tavares Recreation Department will be holding Ready, Set, Run starting Sept. 11 to train children ages 8 to 13 to participate in a 5K run.The 12-week program at Wooton Park combines physical training and goal setting in a non-competitive environment. Designed to help fight childhood obesity and intended as a physical education opportunity for the local home school community, the program will run on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. The pro-gram runs through Dec. 1 and culminates at the Tavares Santa Shuffle 5K on Dec. 1 in down-town Tavares.The cost of the pro-gram is $60 and includes the entry fee to the 5K. Registration is limited to the first 20 children.For more information or to register, visit the Tavares Recreation Department at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Ave. or call 352-742-6370. Mount Dora to have soccer clinic for kidsMount Dora will hold a free soccer clinic for children ages 4 to 14 on Sept. 13.The clinic will be held at Frank Brown Park soccer fields at 1245 E. Pine Ave. in Mount Dora. Children 4 to 6 years old will be at 6 p.m., ages 7 to 10 will be at 6:45 p.m. and ages 11 to 14 will be at 7:30 p.m.Shin guards are required and children are encouraged to bring a soccer ball if they have one. Information about upcoming soccer leagues will be provided.For more information call 352-735-7183 or email Leesburg Bitty Ball registration opens SaturdayRegistration for the Leesburg Recreation Departments Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) will open Saturday and run through Nov. 1.For more information on any of the citys recreation programs, visit http:/ or call 352-728-9885. 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B6 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | DINE TIP OF THE WEEKMAKE YOUR FOOD POPTo make dishes more Instagramworthy, Restaurant Insider at www. recommends these strategies: € Add sauces and condiments with syringes or pipettes to everything from ice cream to steak. € Add edible owers to drinks, desserts, salads, sushi and more. EASY RECIPECHIA PUDDINGFor a delicious treat that helps decrease in ammation, try this Strawberry Chia Pudding recipe from the California Strawberry Commission. € 4 tablespoons chia seeds € 1 1/2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk (or preferred nut or soy milk) € 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup to taste € 6 strawberries; 4 mashed, 2 sliced for garnish € 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract In a small bowl, stir together chia seeds, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight. Remove lid and stir gently. Combine pudding with mashed strawberries. Garnish with sliced strawberries. ENTERTAININGPATIO PARTY PREPMake your deck and patio shine so you can play host to the cookout of the year. Consider outdoor string lights to hang across the deck, instead of relying on porch lights, to set the party mood, says This is also a good time to invest in new lawn and deck furniture if your current set is beginning to age. „ BrandpointTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Labor Day is on the horizon, and if you are like me, youre planning on eating and relax-ing as much as possible. The only way for me to accomplish this is to plan and make as much as possible in the days before the holiday.I no longer wake up early on work days to prep for the last official barbecue holiday of the year, but I still strive to be an overachiever when it comes to hosting a party. Labor day is no exception. Planning is key if I want to enjoy my guests and wake up at a decent hour on the holi-day that gives those who labor a day off.I would like to spend as little time as possible in front of the grill and make the traditional dishes as healthy and delicious as possible. Here are a few things that Im doing this holiday, including making an awesome barbecue sauce to top it all off: € Sliders arent just for kids. While these mini burg-ers are perfect for little hands, they also guarantee that your time in front of the grill will be minimal. € Be different. The grill isnt just for burgers and hot dogs. Try grilling a whole fillet of salmon or firm tofu. Dont knock grilled tofu until youve tried it. € Skip the chips. Although a good, old fashioned potato chip is fast and easy, its also full of salt and fat. Instead, try boiled pea-nuts. They are full of protein and are the perfect party snack. € Sauce it up. Creating your own signature barbecue sauce is always a hit. Make a sweet and hot version that will spice up the party.Below is my recipe for a very basic sauce. You can make the sauce in advance, let it sit for a few days in a glass jar with a lid and then taste it and make adjustments after the flavors have had a chance to combine. Remember: Adding more brown sugar will make it sweeter, while adding more pepper will make it spicier after a few days. Happy Labor Day! ZES BASIC BARBECUE SAUCEIngredients: 2 cups tomato sauce cup packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon garlic salt 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons paprika teaspoon ground black pepper teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon ground mustard cup water Directions: Combine all ingredients in a heavy-bottom, small saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until completely combined. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer. Stir occasionally until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon „ about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Note: If not using right away, cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks. After two days, check the ” avor and adjust sweetness by adding additional brown sugar or maple syrup 1 tablespoon at a time. If you would like a spicier sauce, add 1 tablespoon of red pepper ” akes until desired ” avor is reached. Dont forget to write down any adjustments, name your sauce and set it out for your guests to enjoy.Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at GOURMETMake your own barbecue sauce for Labor DayYou can make the sauce in advance, let it sit for a few days in a glass jar with a lid and then taste it and make adjustments after the ” avors have had a chance to combine. Remember: Adding more brown sugar will make it sweeter, while adding more pepper will make it spicier after a few days,Ž writes Ze Carter. [AP FILE] Ze Carter Cindy SharpCorrespondentMOUNT DORA „ While investigating franchise opportunities with his father, Michael Dowell took one bite of cheesy, deep-dish Chi-cago-style pizza and knew he was hooked.After graduating UCF, my father and I decided to go into business together,Ž Dowell said. My dad has always had businesses, but we had never really found our niche. Then we discovered Rosatis in Chicago.ŽThe pair opened their first Rosatis Pizza Pub in Apopka in September 2017. Neither had operated a restaurant before and they had to work out some kinks, but Dowell said the pizza pub was soon flourishing. After things started running smoothly in Apopka, he decided to branch Cheesy, deep-dish deliciousnessRosatis offers three styles of pizza: thin crust, double dough and Chicago deep dish. We make everything Chicago-style which means the toppings go under the cheese,Ž Michael Dowell said. Except for the Chicago deep dish. The “ rst layer is cheese, then toppings with sauce on top.Ž [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Rosatis owner and general manager Michael Dowell opened the pizza pub in May after he and his father had been looking for a new business opportunity. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Rosatis Pizza Pub brings the avors of Chicago to Mount DoraSee ROSATIS, B8

PAGE 21 | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 B7By Ari LeVauxMore Content NowMy clam linguine rule goes like this: If its on the menu, I order it. The same goes for its Neapolitan progenitor, pasta alle vongole „ pasta with clams. The classic way to prepare and serve this dish is with fresh clams in their shells. There are some who will bicker over which species of clam are and are not appropriate for authentic alle vongole. That debate gets to the question of fresh clams in shells versus canned clams. I would argue that the shells look great, but you cant eat them. And they kind of get in the way. Assuming one of the elemental joys of this dish is to eat noodles and clams together, you have to remove the clams from their shells before you can stir them in and have that pleasure. And you can only have as many clams as shells. Do not sleep on clam linguine made from canned clams. They bring a distinct set of advantages to the alle vongole, for a lot less money, with less environmental impact, and there are culinary advantages as well. Canned-clam linguine is the high-water mark for cuisine that can be made from canned seafood. Im sure your tuna salad and salmon patties are great, but canned-clam linguine is legit fine dining, even when served in a takeout clamshell. If those canned clams are farmed, rather than wild-caught, they are among the most environmentally friendly forms of animal protein that now exist, sharing the distinction with mussels and oysters. Bivalve mollusks feed on ambient ocean nutrients, cleansing the ocean, and they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to build their shells. One of the reasons alle vongole is better with canned clams is that you can add more clams. And without the shells to keep the noodles apart from the meat, the clams and noodles can freely embrace and cook together. And perhaps most importantly, canned clams come with clam juice, which adds dank fishy umami to the dish, like an Italian version of oyster sauce. I would argue that clam juice is more important to the overall dish than the clams themselves. And if you do find yourself making clam linguine with fresh clams, you should still add clam juice. Thanks to that bottled savory wharf-whiff, I cook the noodles to less than al dente, and let them finish cooking in the sauce, essentially by absorbing said clam juice. The noodles arent just cooked with clams as much as rehydrated with clam juice. Seeing red On a sweltering day in San Diego recently, I found myself rehydrating with clam juice at a shaded table outside Mona Lisa Italian Foods. When I glanced at the menu of the attached restaurant, the clam linguine rule was activated. Anywhere clam linguine is sold, we are given a choice between red or white, which boils down to with or without tomatoes. Cream is sometimes added to white sauce, making it whiter still, but on that day mine did not, which was just fine. Also just fine: It was made with canned clams. Tons. Knowing what I now know, having cooked it many times since the Mona Lisa, I would never order it without tomatoes again. The hint of acid the tomato provides gives just the right brightness to this rich dish, along with umami notes of its own. Here is a basic recipe for a red bucatini alle vongole. Canned clams and noodles may be in season all year, but now is the time to enjoy the tomatoes, garlic and parsley at their finest. Other summer vegetables, like zucchini, can be slipped in as well. Why linguine with canned clams is the way to goFLASH IN THE PANShell no!White clam linguine (cream-free) from Mona Lisa Italian Foods in San Diego. [ARI LEVAUX] Bucatini Alle Vongole€ 1 pound bucatini, linguine or pasta of your choice, cooked al dente € 1 10-oz can whole clams in broth € 1 stick butter € Fresh garlic to taste: chopped, grated or pressed € 1 cup cherry tomatoes, poked so they collapse quicker € Oregano or thyme € Olive oil € Red or white wine € Red pepper ” akes, to taste € Chopped parsley, a few sprigs or more, up to a cup € Some basil leaves € Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated € 1 bottle clam juice, just in case Melt half the butter in the pan on medium heat with garlic and 2 tablespoons oil. When it starts to smell nice, add the tomatoes, oregano, pepper ” akes, wine and contents of the clam can. Add the noodles and let them “ nish cooking in the sauce, adding parsley and basil along the way. If it starts to dry out, add more wine or clam juice as necessary. Turn off the heat, stir in grated cheese and remaining butter, and serve.


B8 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comRosatis serves as a sports bar with a full liquor bar, TVs with the NFL Sunday ticket, and a billiards room. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] out and manage his own restaurant in Mount Dora.We really lucked out with this place,Ž he said. Its a great location and it already matched our theme.ŽIn May, the second Rosa-ti's opened on the corner of Donnelly Street and U.S. Highway 441 in the Mount Dora Marketplace Plaza.I am from the south side of Chicago and since I've moved to Florida six and a half years ago, I have been on the hunt for real Chicago pizza,Ž said customer Stephanie Hoyne. From the first bite, I felt like I was back home. Ser-vice was friendly and food was amazing."This will be a new favorite.ŽRosatis offers three styles of pizza: thin crust, double dough and Chicago deep dish. Gluten-free crust is also available.Customers can build their own pizza or choose from a variety of special-ties, including the classic combo (Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and black olives), fabu-lous four (Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions and green peppers) and the hearty Rosatis monster (gourmet Italian sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, black and green olives, mushrooms and green peppers with tomato and bacon on top of a thin crust).We make everything Chicago-style, which means the toppings go under the cheese,Ž Dowell said. Except for the Chicago deep dish. The first layer is cheese, then toppings with sauce on top.Ž Rosatis also offers build your own and specialty pastas, including the penne and grilled chicken a la vodka and lasagna, complemented by classic salad options and signature sweet Italian dressing.Authentic Chicago-style sandwiches are also popu-lar, including the Italian beef and meatball parmigiana.Rosatis,18750 U.S. 441, has a full liquor bar, TVs with the NFL Sunday Ticket and a billiards room.The pizza pub is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to mid-night Friday and Saturday. Rosatis offers dine-in, catering, takeout and deliv-ery. For details, go to or call 352-729-2291. ROSATISFrom Page B6 By Katherine RothThe Associated PressDisposables have become a mainstay of many American kitchens „ plastic baggies, plastic wrap, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic straws and more. Reducing or even eliminating them can save you money in addition to cutting down on trash that ends up in landfills. Its easy to be overwhelmed by it all, but little differences really do add up,Ž says Lauryn Tyrell, food editor at Martha Stewart Living magazine. A few kitchen tips from the pros: Paper towels Keeping paper towel use to a minimum is one of the things Martha Stewart is really serious about,Ž Tyrell says. Each workspace in the magazines test kitchen features cloth tea towels, bar towels (similar to rags) and a roll of select-a-size paper towels, she says. The latter is used sparingly. Tea towels are great for drying hands or dishes, or folding up to use as a hot mitt. Bar towels can be used for most messes. Paper towels are reserved for messes like juice from meat or raw egg. Plastic shopping bags Carry your own canvas or string tote bags for groceries and other purchases. The key, as with bar towels, is to keep them handy. There are so many types of reusable bags out there that theres really no excuse for bringing home singleuse plastic shopping bags anymore,Ž Tyrell says. Plastic produce bags Avoid plastic produce bags by keeping a few lightweight mesh bags „ often sold as multi-use straining bagsŽ „ in your purse when you head to the grocery store, Tyrell says. If your grocery store doesnt use compostable produce bags, you can always bring some of your own. To avoid plastic wrapping on meat or fish, try asking the butcher at the grocery store to wrap it instead in paper, which is biodegradable. Or bring a reusable container to put it in. Plastic baggies There are a variety of new products that can be used as an alternative to baggies. Broxson, at Real Simple, recommends one called Stashers Theyre like zip-top plastic bags but are made of Silicon, and can be washed in the dishwasher and reused. Plastic wrap Both Broxson and Tyrell recommend Bees Wrap as an alternative to typical plastic cling wrap. Its made of fabric coated in a mixture of wax, oil and tree resin, and sticks to the top of bowls and jars. Like plastic wrap, it conforms to all sorts of shapes. Unlike plastic wrap, it can be washed and reused, and remains sticky for months, Bronson says. Its not great for wrapping something drippy like a tuna sandwich, where maybe parchment paper or aluminum foil might be preferable. But as a container covering, or to wrap drier types of foods or sandwiches, its great,Ž she says. Aluminum foilLuckily, unbleached parchment paper works great for baking and roasting, and also for wrapping sandwiches and snacks,Ž and is biodegradable, Broxson says.If you must use aluminum foil, you can wad it up into a ball and reuse it as a scouring sponge for baking dishes to get one more use out of it before throwing it away,Ž she suggests. Clean aluminum foil can be recy-cled if its free from food residue. And many stores now sell recycled aluminum foil. Plastic straws and utensils The test kitchens at Martha Stewart Living have switched from plastic to stainless steel straws, says Tyrell. I carry my own titanium fork and spoon, with a nylon connector so they can even be used as tongs. Theyre super-lightweight, and kind of cool,Ž she says. Way nicer than plastic.ŽReducing plastic, foil, other disposablesThis photo provided by Bees Wrap shows the wrap in use in a variety pack of colors and sizes. [BEES WRAP VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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 Couple fights to repair broken marriage after mans infidelity HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018:This year the do-gooder and lover of humanity in you come out. Ask yourself whether you are actually doing what you need to, or are just giving for no reason. If you are single, others might nd getting involved with you complicated at best. You do not say yes unless you mean it. If you are attached, make plenty of time for your signicant other. Sometimes you get too involved with your own life. ARIES often wants you to commit to another cause.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might be grumbling to yourself. Someone seems to have used the word impossible when discussing one of your goals. Instead of adding stress to your day, let go of the comment and do something just for you. Visit with a loved one, if you can. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might think to yourself that someone is a bit off and in no way grounded. Sometimes saying less is better. Keep your thoughts to yourself for now. Plans could rapidly change during the day, but you will like the nal results. Embrace spontaneity.GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You are full of fun and energy. Be more aware of what is happening around you. A partner or co-worker could be going behind your back. If someone becomes effusive with praise, then you might be eye to eye with a hypocrite. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Confusion and a lack of clear communication might be familiar to you. You wont be drawing this energy to yourself, but you are sensitive to it. You read people well, and often get what they really mean to say. Others will be seeking you out. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Sometimes an invitation to a fun happening should not be turned down. Dive into work early on so that you can return to these fun thoughts later. You could be putting too much energy into an event, which is likely to result in disappointment. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Try another approach, or do something differently from how you have done it in the recent past. A boss or parent could start becoming more argumentative. You might want to distance yourself, as this person clearly needs to work through a personal issue. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Once more, you have decided to go along with someone elses agenda. Think of the implications involved in this action. You tend to make decisions that attempt to keep the peace, but perhaps others would like to see more of your choices. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You nally see eye to eye with an individual who often disagrees with you. When you both decide to work on a project, you nd the process easy. Why not bend a little more frequently? Support a close friend or loved one in completing a long-desired goal. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Be aware of the cost of making a certain choice. You could cause yourself signicant angst if you dont rein in your spending. You might want to buy a token of appreciation for a loved one; keep your budget in mind, and you wont have a problem. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You see the source of mixed messages, but you also have a difcult time deciding which path would work best for you. You will know when you make the right decision. Others smile when you are more content. Zero in on an offer. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Express your feelings clearly. You might be dependent on the other party involved. If possible, avoid a labyrinth of confusing comments. If you cannot get to a resolution, try another way. Reach out to someone at a distance in order to get a new perspective. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Be as clear as possible when dealing with a partner or close loved one. Somehow, this person might not be understanding your words as you mean them. You might need to slow down what you are doing in order to clear the air. | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 B9 DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 23 years. A month ago, he slept with my daughter's best friend. As soon as it happened, he told me what he'd done. He said he felt like I didn't love him anymore and admitted he made a mistake. I can tell he truly feels ashamed. Nonetheless I am hurting, confused, angry, and I can't stop having visions of the two of them together. We are trying to make our marriage work. I love him, and I can't picture my life without him, but I can't stop torturing myself. I have to let this go if our marriage is going to work. Do you have any suggestions to help me with this? -TORTURING MYSELF IN ALABAMA DEAR TORTURING YOURSELF: Yes, I do have one. But before I offer it, let me point out that all of the emotions you are feeling are normal under the circumstances. Because you want to make your marriage work, with the help of a licensed marriage and family counselor, you and your husband should analyze what led to his indelity. Your doctor should be able to refer you at the same time he or she gives you both the results of your STD examinations.DEAR ABBY: We are good friends with a couple who have taken two very nice vacations a year for the last several years. We are all in our late 60s. When they book their trips, they intentionally fail to include ground transportation to and from the airport. They rely on having friends take them. The airport is about 45 minutes from where we live. They never offer to cover gas or parking for the trips. I feel it's inconsiderate and poor manners. The wife is a very good friend. Her husband books the vacations, and she has to do the "begging." My husband and I take a limo to the airport. None of us lack the money for vacations. We now just make excuses to not accommodate them. I would appreciate your opinion. Should we just tell them the truth? -AGGRAVATED IN ATLANTA DEAR AGGRAVATED: By all means tell your close friend the truth. And when you do, pass along the name and number of the limo company you use.DEAR ABBY: My wife passed away six years ago. I have nally reached a point where I'm ready to not be alone anymore. The problem is I'm interested in one of her sisters. I love and care for the whole family, and it would devastate me to lose them by revealing it. Am I way off base to even think of pursuing it? Should I drop it or talk with her to nd out her thoughts? Maybe I shouldn't try because it's not "normal," but I am interested in the possibility. -FORBIDDEN LOVE IN TEXAS DEAR FORBIDDEN LOVE: This situation isn't as unusual as you may think. In biblical times, when a woman lost her husband, it was expected that his brother would marry her. If your late wife's sister is single, tell her how you feel. You have known her long enough that those feelings may or may not be mutual -but no law says you can't nd out. 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.TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, the 241st day of 2018. There are 124 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, Louisiana, bringing oods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died. ON THIS DATE: In 1862 the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began operations at the United States Treasury. In 1944, 15,000 American troops of the 28th Infantry Division marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis. In 1957, the Senate gave nal congressional approval to a Civil Rights Act after South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond (then a Democrat) ended a libuster that had lasted 24 hours. In 1958, pop superstar Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. In 1962 Malvin R. Goode began covering the United Nations for ABC-TV, becoming network television's rst black reporter. In 1964, Roy Orbison's single "Oh, Pretty Woman" was released on the Monument label. In 1965, Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles "Pete" Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic after 8 days in space.



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2990 6850 6865PETSThe Florida Statute 828.29 states that no dog, puppy, cat or kitten may be offered for sale without a health certi cate, nor can any puppy or kitten be sold under the age of 8 weeks, nor can you advertise puppies or kittens with a deposit to hold. CROSSWORD PUZZLE | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 B13 Thank you for reading The Daily Commercial! SEIZETHE DAYSLOCAL


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