By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comCity Hall is starting to show its age and a $600,000 fix might be the cheapest scenario if officials want to keep doing business there. The Lake City Council on Monday approved a $26,755 study by Orlando-based Tetra Tech to find out what ails City Hall before it considers spending up to $1 million on a fix. It looks like a question whether we want to think long term about this building, or short term about this building, interim City Manager Grayson Cason told the council. The city bought the building for $2.1 million around early 2005, Property Appraiser records show. Last week, Tetra Tech presented the council with an analysis of the building, estimating it would take $638,000 to make the recommended repairs. But that number could jump as high as $1 million, according to the company. The main concern is the brick facade on the south and west side, cracked sills and the sealing around winCALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 F ax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 332 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advice & Comics . . 3B ReadingPals chief chosenLake City native is pick, 6A. 94 70Mostly sunny, 2A Lake City ReporterTUESD aA Y, JUL YY 10 2018 | YY OUR COMMUNIT YY N EE W SS P AP EE R SS INC EE 18 74 | $1.00 LAK EE CIT YY R EE POR T EE R.C OM + PLUS >> Branford girl among Showdown winnersLOCAL wCloggers wow em in BransonLOCAL SS ee Page 6A SS ee Page 5A Brannan gets NRA endorsement for District 10 House seat, Story belowTrump makes wishes known STUDY continued on 2ACARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterCity Hall as seen on Monday morning. SS tructur al problems could require $600K or more to remedy.Brannan gets NRA endorsement for District 10 House seatBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThe National Rifle Association has endorsed Chuck Brannan of Baker County for the state District 10 House of Representatives. He adds that to roughly a dozen endorsements from law enforcement groups, including the Fraternal Order of Police, and labor unions. On Monday just after 10 a.m. Brannan said he was going door to door campaigning in Columbia County. District 10 covers Columbia, Baker, Suwannee and Hamilton counties, plus a small portion of northern Alachua County. I have a footprint in all the counties, said Brannan, with a reference to his background in law enforcement, education and agriculture. To gain the NRAs support Brannan said he went through a series of interviews in Tallahassee at an event organized by the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists in June. Also garners support from police groups, labor unions. NRA continued on 2A BrannanClock still ticking on DSTPERMANENT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMEBills been signed into law, but may never take effect.3A$600K in the balance SUPREME COURT Dunn: Picking Kavanaugh a victory for conservatives.From staff and wire reportsWASHINGTON President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nations highest court further to the right. A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trumps first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving, said Trump, who called Kavanaugh one of the sharpest legal minds of our time. Congressman Neal Dunn, who represents the southern portion of Columbia County in Congress, praised the pick. In announcing Judge Brett Council OKs $26K study of City Hall Will determine what it will cost to save historical structure.MORE INSIDEHelfenberger hired, 2A. COURT continued on 2AWhat do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the EE ditor SS ee 4A. Kavanaugh A3
Kavanaughs nomination for the Supreme Court, President Trump has taken another tangible step to secure the Constitution and ensure that the people of the United States remain preeminent, not the government, he said in a prepared statement Monday night. This is a victory for everyone who cherishes our nations conservative values. I urge the Senate to act quickly and confirm Judge Kavanaugh. With Kavanaugh, Trump is replacing a swing vote on the nine-member court with a staunch conservative. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. He also has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favored limits on investigating the president. 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If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to AA ssociat e EE ditor SS tev e Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. See an error? TT he Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news it ems. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. TT hanks for r eading. Trump makes his pick These are competitive endorsements, Brannan said. Fraternal Order of Police are the same way. Republican candidates went and were interviewed by the board. He said he was the only District 10 candidate to receive an A NRA rating and a pro-gun rating from the Unified Sportsmen of Florida. Brannan has a law enforcement history spanning nearly three decades in the Baker County Sheriffs Office and as a deputy U.S. Marshal. He said hes still active with the BCSO as a reserve officer. His background factored heavily in the endorsements. In a press release, FOP, reporting a statewide 22,000 membership, cited Brannans, experience in public safety. He said the endorsements speak to both his past and his platform. It shows you that Im a law and order kind of person, Brannan said. I believe in law and personal responsibility. He said his team is expecting more endorsements this week. Among his current endorsements are: NRA, Unified Sportsmen of Florida, State Attorney Bill Cervone, Baker County EMS Professionals, Florida FOP, FOP District 2 North Florida, Jacksonville FOP Lodge 5-30, Florida AFLCIO, North Central Florida Central Labor Council, North Florida Central Labor Council, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Train Workers Local 435 and the Florida Education Association. NRAContinued From 1AIts official: Helfenberger hired as new city managerBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comIts official. Lake Citys new city manager has been decided but not without some dissent. The City Council on Monday voted to accept a contract with Joseph Helfenberger, who will start the job at the beginning of August. Helfenberger was formerly city manager for St. Cloud. The incoming city manager will take an annual base salary of $120,000, $6,000 more than his predecessor, Wendell Johnson. The city is offering its new chief a $4,000 relocation stipend. Councilman Jake Hill voted against hiring Helfenberger, but didnt elaborate on his position during the meeting. In a previous meeting, Hill opposed moving forward with Helfenberger because two council seats are up for grabs in August, saying the new council should have a voice on its city manager. Helfenberger is the last person standing after the council considered more than 50 applicants. The second-place choice, Danielle Judd, city manager for Green Cove Springs, dropped out of the running. Helfenberger Will commence duties August 1; salary is $120K. COURTContinued From 1A EE VA NN VUCC II / AA P P hotoPresident DD onald TT rump shakes hands with Judge Brett K avanaugh, his SS upr eme Court nominee, in the EE ast R oom of the White House Monday in Washington.and the sealing around windows, Tetra Tech found. Cason said the area around the building would be secured as a precaution against injuries. Because I dont feel like we can afford to have a brick fall on somebody, he said. But City Halls problems dont necessarily end there. The building was constructed in 1911 and underwent a renovation in 1985 that is currently causing problems, according to Tetra Tech. The remodeling saw three load-bearing walls replaced with five steel girder lines, impacting structural integrity. Another concern is that the girder lines resulted in unlevel floors. Tetra Tech recommended a detailed structural investigation. Cason agreed, telling council members on Monday that it makes no sense to only fix some but not all of the problems. 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By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comFederal lawmakers are running down the clock on a bill to let Florida make daylight saving time permanent. The Sunshine State Act passed by the state legislature earlier this year was supposed to go into last week. But the law, which would keep daylight saving time year-round, requires action from the U.S. Congress. So far, D.C. has not delivered. Theyre wasting time, said Lake City-based Republican state Rep. Elizabeth Porter, who co-sponsored the bill. Under federal law, states can opt out of daylight saving time, but cannot permanently opt in. U.S. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in March introduced two bills in the Senate. The federal-level Sunshine State Act would allow Florida to enact the change, while the Sunshine Protection Act of 2018 would move the entire country to daylight saving time year-round. Neither has moved forward in Capitol Hill. Im very disappoint ed that the bill hasnt been heard yet, Porter said of Rubios bill to certify Floridas decision. Obviously, it is the will of the citizens of the state of Florida through their duly elected representatives. And if that is what the citizens of Florida want, then Washington, D.C., should not stand in the way. The state-level bill passed with overwhelming support from lawmakers. This is an issue of states rights, Porter said. And so Im hopeful that D.C. will step out of the way and allow the states to move forward with their wishes and desires. Rubios office asserts that permanent daylight saving time has positive benefits for the economy, crime rate, wildlife conservation and health, according to a press release issued in March, which cites numerous studies. The change would take care of the substantial economic decline that comes every November when clocks move back, according to a study by JP Morgan Chase of major city regions, which found that there is a drop in economic activity of 2.2 percent 4.9 percent when clocks move back, Rubios office stated. Year-round daylight saving time also benefits the agricultural economy, which is disproportionately disrupted by biannual changes in time by upsetting farm schedules and farmers relationships with their supply chain and distribution partners, according to Rubios office. The extra daylight in the evenings could reduce armed robberies by 27 percent, the senators office stated, citing a 2015 Brookings Institution report. There would also be a drop in car crashes involving pedestrians, according to the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Safety Research. Children are more active during daylight saving time, according to a study published by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Adults are more active too, with pedestrian activity up by 62 percent and cyclist activity up 38 percent because of the additional daylight, the Journal of Environment Psychology found. A collaboration of 16 experts who studied daylight saving times impact on wildlife across the United States, Europe and Australia found an 8 to 11 percent drop in vehicle collisions with wildlife during daylight saving time. TU ESDAY, J UU L YY 10, 2018 LOCAL L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 3A VBSJuly 158 6 pm each night Lake City church of Christ 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Friend Us On METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-61871-888-ROOF-USAwww.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong www.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Re-Roof Flat & CommercialCCC1325497 386-752-0054www.Tire-Mart.com2700 US 90 West, Lake City Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Maxine Norris Schwarzbauer Maxine Norris Schwarzbauer, 76, passed away on July 5, 2018. She was born May 31, 1942 in Kissimmee, Florida. She grew up in Lake City. After getting married Maxine lived in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois before moving back to the beaches in 1977. Maxine graduated from Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida and started working for The Bell Telephone Co in Jacksonville after graduation. She then became a stewardess for United Airlines based out of Chicago, Illinois. After getting married in 1963, she moved to Minnesota and worked for Northern Bell becoming the spokeswoman for the new Trim Line phone. In 1977, Maxine moved back to Jacksonville to be near her parents and to raise her three children. She worked as a sales representative for the MJ Daniel company selling to the military for many years and had a great amount of success. Maxine was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She always put others first and was a social butterfly. Maxine was an ardent volunteer and was often described as a room mom. She was an athlete who enjoyed rollerblading, biking, skiing, tennis, and walks on the beach. She enjoyed travel and witnessed much of the world. She was also a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Maxine enjoyed hosting events for her friends and her family. She loved her family very much. Maxine always took care of her children, grandchildren, parents, and friends. Her positivity and willingness to lend a hand inspired all around her. It was rare to find Maxine without a smile on her face. Maxine is survived by her daughters Demory Boeneke and Stacy Dickey; son Brad; grandchildren Rhyse, Emory, Edwin, Barrett, Dylan, and Danalee; brother Larry (Joy) Norris; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her son-in-law Bobby Boeneke; her father Mac Norris; her mother Leona and stepfather Leonard Thompson; and her nephews Carroll and Patrick Norris. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:30 Thursday, July 12 at St. Pauls Catholic church located at 212 5th St. N Jacksonville Beach with Reverend William Kelly as the celebrant. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life luncheon from 1:00-3:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz. com. Arrangements by QUINNSHALZ FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Jacksonville Beach, FL.Emerson Eber Blodgett Emerson Eber Blodgett, 81, of Lake City passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Haven Hospice House. He was born in Pomfret, New York on April 5, 1937 to the late Maurice Dean and Margaret Butcher Blodgett. Mr. Blodgett was a dedicated husband, father and grandpa. Mr. Blodgett loved traveling with family, working on projects, construction, racing and auto mechanics. He obtained his Bachelors, Masters and EdS degrees from Florida State University and University of Florida. Mr. Blodgett served in the United States Army from 1960-1962. He loved racing and was the winner of the 1966 Daytona 24 hour B class in an Alfa Romeo. He was an SCCA champ in B Class with a 1966 Lotus and A class champ in 1967. Mr. Blodgett was a retired Instructor from Lake City Community College, former real estate agent and homebuilder. Survivors include his two sons and daughters in law: Emerson Dean Blodgett and Lisa Lord Blodgett of Huntsville, Alabama. Edward Wesley Blodgett and Julie Brasher Blodgett of Valdosta. Four grandchildren: Emily Blodgett, Erica Blodgett, Ashley Blodgett, Coleman Pollock. Many nieces and nephews. Mr. Blodgett was preced ed in death by his wife, Ada Virginia Blodgett; a sister, Phyllis Blodgett Keith and brother in law Charlie Keither, Sister Phrances Blodgett Pease and brother in law Gene Pease. A private viewing for the family will be held at Dees-Parrish Funeral Home in Lake City, Florida. Mr. Blodgett will be buried in the Bushnell National Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at http://www.parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com Dees-Parrish Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Clocks still ticking on DST proposal Porter State law has to be OKd by Congress. Under federal law, states can opt out of daylight saving time, but cannot permanently opt in. CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterCounty delegation AA county delegation consisting of gr ant writer DD a vid Kraus (left), County Commissioner TT im M urphy (center) and County Commissioner Ron Williams engage with the city about the need for new sewage infrastructure during a city utilities committee meeting Monday night. Commissioners Bucky Nash and EE ver ett Phillips and County Manager Ben SS cott w ere also present. TT he coun ty offered to help the city secure grant funds for a new sewage plant on the east side of town.
Last week, at its convention in New Orleans, the American Library Association announced that it was dropping Laura Ingalls Wilders name from the prestigious childrens literature award that was created in her honor in 1954, three years before her death. The award recognizes authors and illustrators whose books have created a lasting contribution to childrens literature and has been given to only 23 people over the past 60 years. The reason the ALA gave for erasing Wilders name from the award is that although (her) work holds a significant place in the history of childrens literature and continues to be read today, (we) had to grapple with the inconsistency between (the authors) legacy and (our) core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect. ...Wilders books reflect dated cultural attitudes toward indigenous people and people of color that contradict modern acceptance, celebration, and understanding of diverse communities. Translation: Lauras mother, Ma Ingalls, didnt like the Indians, and at some places in the six-book arc there were characters who called them wild animals or otherwise showed a lack of respect for their plight. While its nice to pretend in 2018 that the Indians (am I even allowed to use that term today?) were all peaceful and accommodating, thats not the case. Its fine to look into and sympathize with the roots of their aggression, and its legitimate to place it in the context of the usurpation of their land and the elimination of their way of life, but to blame Laura Ingalls Wilder for writing about the conflicts from her own 1940s perspective is a bit much. It is, in fact, completely unreasonable. This isnt the first time that the Guardians of Cultural Sensitivity have gone on the warpath. In 2010, a school district in Virginia tried to remove the 50th anniversary edition of The Diary of Anne Frank from its curriculum. That same year, Brave New World was slated to be removed from a school in Maryland for overt sexual content, and the following year it was again challenged by parents and teachers in Washington state because of racially derogatory imagery about Native Americans. The Catcher in the Rye, the classic coming-of-age tale, has been the frequent target of censors. Even Harry Potter has been attacked by fundamentalist Christians because it depicts black magic. There have been moves to eliminate Huckleberry Finn from libraries and reading lists because the runaway slave Jim is called the N-word, and there was a recent attempt to get rid of To Kill a Mockingbird because of what an NAACP official called its oppressive language. Lets get real, folks. Language is not oppressive. Censoring language is oppressive to all, and infantilizing to the people who are allegedly protected from its harsh sounds. How disrespectful to assume that members of the African-American community cant deal with hearing the N-word set in the context of time and place. How foolish to think that Native Americans will be mortally wounded by passages describing an era when indigenous people and the white man (gosh, are we offended by that?) were natural enemies. More important, how dangerous it is to acquiesce in the misguided opinion (shared by pretentious intellectuals and narrow-minded demagogues alike) that children should be bubble-wrapped in a cocoon of multicultural, pure and unadulterated, and hopelessly sterile sensitivity. They deserve much better than to be protected from the world like that. Whats next? Can we next expect that the Bible will be edited so that Delilahs cutting of Samsons hair is reframed as the #MeToo moment of a woman taking her life into her own hands? Will The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, written by another winner of the Not-the-LauraIngalls-Wilder Award, be changed to The Grinch Who Borrowed Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Festivus? Will Arthur Millers All My Sons be changed to All My Gender-Fluid Offspring? And can we expect Barack Obamas Dreams from My Father to be changed to Dreams from My Father Even Though My Mother Had Great Dreams Too? The ALA insists that updating the awards name should not be construed as censorship. Thats a bunch of Sitting Bull on the Prairie, if you ask me. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. 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BY EMAIL: email@example.com Tuesday, July 10, 2018 www.lak ecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONCounty dodged a bulletCounty officials are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief after learning the true condition of City Hall, which the city had been relentless in pitching them just a few years back. When they planned to move operations to the new Blanche Hotel, city officials had to do something with their current quarters. Why not sell them to the county, which needs more space anyway, they thought. The county thought briefly about it and said no. Wise move, it turns out. Now that an engineering study has shown the building will require at least $638,000 and maybe up to $1 million to make safe, county residents are surely relieved it wont be coming from their wallets. Its a zero-sum game, though, as Columbia County residents those who happen to live within city limits will still wind up footing the bill. The current estimate is about half what the buildings appraised at, so lets hope it doesnt go too much higher. It would be a shame to have another vacant lot in downtown Lake City, just as things are beginning to shape up there. Guardians of Cultural Sensitivity Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date In A.D. 138, Roman Emperor Hadrian, responsible for the construction of opulent temples as well as the barrier in northern Britain known as Hadrians Wall, died at age 62. In 1509, theologian John Calvin, a key figure of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Noyon, Picardy, France. In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.) In 1925, jury selection took place in Dayton, Tennessee, in the trial of John T. Scopes, charged with violating the law by teaching Darwins Theory of Evolution. (Scopes was convicted and fined, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.) In 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)They saved us. What more can you say about the police officers who arrived at our Annapolis offices that Thursday afternoon knowing there was a gunman waiting for them inside ready to kill again? What more can you say about Anne Arundel County Deputy Chief Bill Krampf, who coordinated the massive response to Bestgate Road by multiple police agencies? What can you say about the officer who carried one of our reporters across the broken glass of our front door, shattered with a shotgun blast by a man determined to kill us? Or the ones who captured that evil man as he was trying to hide after the gunfire ended? They saved us. We question police and fire department decisions all the time, its part of our job. Weve written stories that havent gone down well with police leadership or the rank and file. We certainly know the Anne Arundel prosecutors office finds fault with us some days. Some readers may assume we dont admire and respect police officers and firefighters because we dont take what they say on blind faith. We dont look for stories to embarrass anyone, but we wont shy away from reporting the news that puts someone in a negative light. Well do it again; you can count on it. But not today. Last Sunday, we offered our thanks to the entire community for rallying around us. Today, we offer something more profound: Thanks to the people whose bravery, professionalism and preparation saved our lives. Thank you to the men and women of Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments, the Annapolis Police Department and all the other law enforcement agencies who saved the survivors of the murderous rampage in our newsroom. Thank you for taking care of our five friends who did make it home that day. Thank you to the prosecutors who went into the office to start their work. Thank you. We understand how difficult your job is. We understand that some days we make your job more difficult. Thank you for saying that this was different because you know us. You knew them. Were still struggling to move forward. Conversation helps, but it would be a lie to say we wont be changed by all of this. Thank you to Jen Corbin of Crisis Response and police Lt. Steve Thomas for helping us see this and move forward. We hope youre OK, too. We know what you found in the office we filled with hard work and the friendships that come with being part of a small team. We want you to remember the handshakes and warm greetings we always offered anyone who came to our office. Well be up and running in a new home soon. When we are we hope youll come by again. The first thing well say is thank you.Thanks above all to those who saved us Christine M. Flowerscowers1961@gmail.comChristine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. More important, how dangerous it is to acquiesce in the misguided opinion (shared by pre tentious intellectuals and narrow-minded demagogues alike) that children should be bub ble-wrapped in a cocoon of multicultural, pure and unadulterated, and hope lessly sterile sensitivity.Capital Gazette
TU ESDAY, J UU L YY 10, 2018 LOCAL L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 5A TodayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386-752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Golf cart drivers neededShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking volunteer golf cart drivers. 4 hours per week. For more information, please call 386292-8000, ext. 21216.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.Wednesday Friendship L uncheon On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. our Lake City Newcomers Friendship Luncheon will be at Jessicas Restaurant in the mall behind Cracker Barrel. All members and friends are welcome. Please come and meet new friends. Please contact Joan Wilson 386-438-8999 for more info.Club registrationGirls Club Summer Camp and Boys Club @ Teen Town Summer Camp will be holding their General Public registration beginning May 16 at 8:00 am at the Girls Club Facility. We will take registration until our summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first come first served basis. The cost for the 9 week summer camp is $275.00. Boys and Girls must be 6 years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact Tara Krieghauser at 386-719-5840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program.Volunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. Â Visit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Â W ednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, Â 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-7582101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-7588606.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for many tasks including office assistance, reception, family greeters and patient support visitors at the Lake City Care Center, at home for respite and socialization, pet visitors, photographers for our Legacy Program and resale store volunteers for the Haven Attic thrift shop. No experience necessary. To apply online visit www. beyourhaven.org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you. Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Free soil testing Â Free soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 7525384. Â Catholics Come HomeA Catholics Come Home and Adult Catholic Education Inquiry Program will be presented at San Juan Catholic Mission each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m.ThursdayBingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more, call 7527776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for fami lies with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.FridayDinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-7550235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Â Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, Â 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFarmers market Â The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386719-5766 or visit market. lcfla.com.Potluck dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813679-5390.MondayAmateur Radio SocietyThe Columbia Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of each month to discuss ham radio technologies, training, communications and community events. Hams provide emergency communications during disasters and public events. Members provide training and support for the required FCC license and how to get started. Meets at American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd at 7 p.m. For more, call 386752-0987.SundayBingo games Bingo every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. Three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Â For mor e, call 386-7527776. TT o submit your calendar item, stop by the R eporter oce or email AA ssociat e EE ditor SS tev e Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY CALENDARCOURTESYShowdown winners TT he second Country SS ho wdown preliminary held Friday at the SS pir it of the SS uw annee Music Park in Live Oak yielded four more winners who move to the Regional Final July 27 also at the SS pir it. TT he winners are front row from left, Joey and Juna of JunaNJoey and SS adie Miller ; (back row) M TT M iller and SS tephen Q uinn. JunaNJoey, a West Palm teen brother/sister country duo making their first appearance at the SS O SS MP Miller, a Branford 10-year-old singing sensation, Quinn, a Jacksonville country artist well-known in Nashville, and Miller, a DD a ytona guitarist/singer/songwriter making his first appearance at the SS pir it, all move ON to the Regional Final at the SS pir it on July 27 along with June 29 winners SS ondra Hun t Band, Katie Ondrejicka, AA manda Gilbert and R eggie SS tacy and the upc oming July 20 winners, where just one act will be chosen to move to the SS outheaster n SS emifinal, also held a t the SS pir it. TT he SS outheast SS emifinal winner goes to Nash ville to compete for the national title of Best New AA ct in C ountry Music. From staff reportsIn todays digital age it is nearly impossible to get a job or connect with resources without a phone. Individuals experiencing homelessness who do not have a cell phone lose out on housing opportunities, have trouble connecting with case managers, and are cut off from family and friends who could provide support. In some cases the ability to call for help is the difference between life and death. United Way of Suwannee Valley is providing a lifeline to homeless individuals in the community by donating a prepaid phone or prepaid phone card. UWSVs PATH home less outreach program welcomes donations of phones, sleeping bags, T-shirts, socks and furniture. Every homeless client who becomes housed is in need of basic furniture to get started with their new life. The PATH outreach case management team is grateful for every donation received as are the clients. The United Way PATH outreach program is grant funded and provides for homeless outreach in Columbia, Suwanee, Hamilton and Lafayette counties to identify and assist the most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness. The goal is to provide initial survival items such as food and water while providing referrals to local housing programs. When clients become housed, the program seeks to provide donated household items including furniture. Contact the United Way office at 386-752-5604 x 116 or email path@unitedwsv. org for more information about the PATH program or to donate items.UWSV providing phones to the homeless Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*% John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 07/04/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. 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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, July 10, 2018 ww w.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org COURTESYRafeal Nadal returns the ball to Czech Republics Jiri Vesely during their mens singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. FILENFLer Laremy Tunsil signs autographs during day two of his annual youth football camp last year at Memorial Stadium. YOUTH FOOTBALLNadal finally back in QFs after 7 years WIMBLEDONBy MATTIAS KAREN Associated PressLONDON After seven years of struggles, Rafael Nadal is finally looking like a contender again at Wimbledon. The top-ranked Spaniard is back in the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the first time since 2011 and playing a lot like the man who reached his fifth final that year. Its true it has been a while, Nadal said about his return to the last eight. But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no? Clearly, the King of Clay hasnt forgotten how to play on grass. The 11-time French Open champion beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday and has yet to drop a set in this tournament. While tougher tests are still to come, it seems the old Nadal is back at Wimbledon. Thats the Nadal who earned two titles and three runner-up finishes in a six-year span from 2006-11, despite missing the 2009 tournament with knee problems. Not the one who made it past the second round only once in the four years after that, or who was knocked out by Gilles Muller in the fourth round last year after missing 2016 with another injury. While Nadal has found grass difficult of late, he insists some of those results were misleading. To be fair and honest, we have to think about the things that happened. In 2012, 2013, I was not able to compete. Even if I played, I was not able to compete with the knees COURTESY WORLD CUPTunsil returns to host annual camp11-time French Open champ beat Jiri Vesely to advance on Monday.By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comIn his hometown where he fostered relationships, cultivated his football skills, Laremy Tunsil is coming back this week to host his second annual foundation camp. The youth football camp, hosted by Columbia Youth Football Association, begins on Friday. The Miami Dolphins offensive lineman is returning to his old stomping grounds to provide a fun and free two-day clinic for young local football players. Tunsil, along with special guests and coaches, will be in attendance to guide campers through fundamental drills and show them importance of football safety. Campers should come ready to break a sweat on the gridiron alongside the former Columbia standout, who was selected to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Tunsil later starred at Ole Miss as early as his freshman year. His All-SEC worthy performances over the next few seasons were enough for the Lake City product to be drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Tunsil was the 13th overall selection, the highest draft pick of any NFLers out of Columbia High. Hes back in town this week for the camp, with the first session starting early on Friday morning at 9am. Laremy is really excited about it, event coordinator Adee Farmer said last year. Because he came up the same way, he didnt have a lot things like this so thats why hes doing it for free. He came up the same way, a lot of kids [grow] up with single parents and things like that. He loves where he come from. You must pre-register in order to receive a souvenir camp t-shirt. Registration forms can be downloaded on ccrd-lc.weebly.com. For more information, contact Heyward Christie (754-3607) or Nicole Callum (7547096). I just think its really good that pro athletes, who went on from Columbia, are able to come back and give to the community, former Columbia football coach Danny Green said last year. I think its really goodIm glad [Laremy] is coming back and doing that. I think itll be excellent.Former CHS star, NFLer back home in Lake City for more fun this weekend. COURTESYBoston Red Soxs Mookie Betts slides home to score on a sacrifice fly by Steve Pearce during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Roberto Martinez reacts in the final second of the match during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, on Friday. MLBNADAL continued on 2B Ladies, start your enginesRacing team starts 3 female drives, makes history 5BForeigner: Martinez could be 1st to winBy RONALD BLUMAssociated PressMOSCOW Two wins from becoming the first foreign coach to win a World Cup, Roberto Martinez always will be known as Frankie to his former boss. He reminded me of those wonderful what I call zoot-suited American vocalists, like Bobby Darin, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Valli, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said. And I christened him Frankie from the first day I met him. Martinez had more hair then. Now balding, the Spaniard has led Belgium to a World Cup semifinal against France on Tuesday night, three days before his 45th birthday. All 20 previous World Cup-winning coaches were born in the nation they led to the title. Hes a genius tactically, said American goalkeeper Tim Howard, who spent three seasons with Martinez at Everton. He always finds a weakness in the opponent. He prepares his teams to break down the opponent. No game is the same he changes tactics every game. Belgium beat five-time champion Brazil 2-1 in the quarterfinals when Martinez switched to a new formation a 4-3-3 with star forward Romelu Lukaku on the right wing. If Belgium gets past the French, The Red Devils would play England or Croatia on Sunday with the The spaniard has led Belgium to World Cup semifinal apperance.ROBERTO continued on 6BAL outfielders grab attention as All-Star rosters announcedBy JAY COHENAssociated PressMike Trout, Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts form a dream outfield for the American League. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer make up a not-so-gracious welcome committee for the NL. Power in the center of power. A capital-sized All-Star Game. Baseball unveiled the rosters for its midsummer showcase Sunday night, featuring an imposing AL lineup and Harper starting at his home ballpark in Washington. Reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve was one of five All-Stars from the World Series champion Houston Astros, matching the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians for most in the majors. The New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves each had four, including rookie Gleyber Torres from the Bronx Bombers and fellow second baseman Ozzie Albies from the surprising Braves. Its fun. Youre playing but youre looking around because youre playing with all those big boys out there, said Altuve, who made the AL team for the ALL-STARS continued on 6B B1
2B TU ESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday BEACH VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m. NBCSN AVP Pro Tour, San Francisco Open, at San Francisco (taped) CYCLING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN Tour de France, Stage 4, from La Baule to Sarzeau, France MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Texas at Boston OR N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore 8 p.m. FS1 Kansas City at Minnesota NBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. NBA Summer League, San Antonio vs. Portland, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. ESPNU Summer League, Utah vs. Miami, at Las Vegas 6 p.m. NBA Summer League, Atlanta vs. Chicago, at Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Summer League, Sacramento vs. Memphis, at Las Vegas 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 Summer League, L.A. Lakers vs. New York, at Las Vegas SOCCER 2 p.m. FOX FIFA World Cup, semifinal, France vs. Belgium, at St. Petersburg, Russia SPECIALS 8 p.m. ESPN 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 8 a.m. ESPN Wimbledon Championships, womens quarterfinals (Centre Court), at London ESPN2 Wimbledon Championships, womens quarterfinals (No. 1 Court), at LondonMLB STANDINGSAmerican League East Division W L Pc t GB Bost on 62 29 .681 New Yor k 58 29 .667 2 Tampa Ba y 45 44 .506 16 Tor onto 41 48 .461 20 Baltimore 24 65 .270 37 Cen tral Division W L Pc t GB Cleveland 49 39 .557 Minnesota 39 48 .448 9 Detr oit 40 52 .435 11 Chicago 30 60 .333 20 Kansas C ity 25 64 .281 24 West Division W L Pc t GB Houston 61 31 .663 Sea ttle 57 34 .626 3 Oakland 50 40 .556 10 Los A ngeles 46 45 .505 14 Te xas 40 51 .440 20 National L eague East Division W L Pc t GB Philadelphia 49 38 .563 Atlan ta 50 39 .562 Washingt on 45 44 .506 5 New Yor k 35 51 .407 13 Miami 37 55 .402 14 Cen tral Division W L Pc t GB Milw aukee 54 36 .600 Chicago 51 36 .586 1 St Louis 46 43 .517 7 Pittsbur gh 41 48 .461 12 Cincinna ti 39 51 .433 15 West Division W L Pc t GB Ar izona 50 41 .549 Los A ngeles 48 41 .539 1 Color ado 46 44 .511 3 San Francisco 47 45 .511 3 San Diego 39 53 .424 11 Co wboys cornerback indicted follow ing road-rage incident PLANO, Texas Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White has been indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in what he described as a road-rage incident in suburban Dallas. The 23-year-old White said in a state ment to his hometown newspaper, the Dothan Eagle in Alabama, that a motorist became angry with White as he drove home in October. White says he pulled a handgun when the motorist appeared to be reaching for his own. He says the other driver followed him home and yelled racial slurs at him. White, who is black, was indicted by a Collin County grand jury in early June and arrested June 15. He later posted bond and was released. White played at Florida State before being drafted by the Cowboys. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad. Alabama dismisses linebacker VanDarius Cowan from team TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Alabama has dismissed linebacker VanDarius Cowan from the team for violating unspecified team rules. Coach Nick Saban announced the decision Monday in a statement, saying each of us has a responsibility to rep resent the University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to meet those standards cant be tolerated. Saban says Cowan violated team rules, but did not specify what rules. Cowan played in seven games last season as a freshman. He made two tack les, both coming against Mercer. Cowan was rated a five-star prospect out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, by Scout.com. Rays ace Blake Snell frustrated by All-Star snub ST. PETERSBURG Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell is frustrated by not being selected Sunday for the AL All-Star team, a squad that Rays manager Kevin Cash feels the left-hander still could end up joining. Im optimistic that things are going to turn out OK for Blake, Cash, a member of the AL All-Star coaching staff, said Monday. A lot of us throughout base ball feel that hes deserving. Saying that, the guys that were selected are also very deserving. Its a product of the system a little bit. Snell, 12-4 with an AL-best 2.09 ERA, said Monday that being added to the squad now would not be the same as being an original selection. I feel like being an alternate, its not satisfying, Snell said. I feel like I earned it but being an alternate, it doesnt feel the same. Tampa Bay catcher Wilson Ramos, voted in by the fans as the AL starting catcher, was really, really mad about the snub bing of Snell. Its not right, Ramos said. Ramos, a potential free agent after the season, feels it is likely he will be dealt before the trade deadline. Washington, where Ramos played from 2010-16 and the site of this years AllStar Game, has heavily scouted Tampa Bay. Cibulkova into Wimbledon quarters after umpire row LONDON (AP) Not for the first time at Wimbledon, Dominika Cibulkova was left agitated by a decision that went against her. Having been upset at missing out on a seeding at the start of the tournament, the Slovakian was angered when a crucial ruling went against her during the first set of a 6-4, 6-1 fourth-round victo ry over Hsieh Su-Wei on Monday. In the third Wimbledon quarterfinal of her career, Cibulkova will face 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, who also overcame a disagreement with an official on her way to reaching the last eight. Two points from the first set at 4-5, 0-30 on Hsiehs serve, Cibulkova was awarded a set point, before having it taken away from her after a seven-minute delay involving discussions between both players, the chair umpire, and the match referee. It never happened to me that the umpire changed the decision, Cibulkova said. SCOREBOARD TUESDAY EVENING JULY 10, 2018 Comcast Dish DirecTV6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEnt. TonightInside Edition (N) The MiddleThe Middleblackish blackish The Last Defense (N) News at 11 Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMNews4JAXEnt. 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His play already has fans and commentators dreaming of another final between Nadal and Roger Federer on the 10th anniversary of their five-set classic that the Spaniard won. Standing in the way yet could be fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals the Argentines fourth-round match was suspended with him holding a 2-1 set lead and then possibly threetime champion Djokovic in the semifinals. The idea of another Nadal-Federer final seems to have most people quite excited except Nadal himself. The Spaniard is hoping his old rival, and eight-time champion, gets knocked out before that. If hes in the final, I am excited to play Roger, he said. Facing Roger again will be something fantastic. If you ask me if I prefer another (opponent), I say yes. Thats the point. Its about being smart, no? NADAL Continued From 1BRoger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Wimbledons Centre Court GRAND SLAM By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressLONDON They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledons main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission. They clapped and yelled when Federers drop volley capped a 16-minute tour de force of a first set in which he won 21 of the first 23 points. They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowledging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man. Federer, who has won 32 consecutive sets at the tournament and held serve 81 games in a row, was asked whether he paused for even a moment to wonder why he wasnt being given more of a test. Not really, said Federer, the No. 1 seed. Im telling myself, Why didnt I break the first game of the second? His mastery was only the beginning of things for those who spent 120 pounds (about $160) to be at Center Court and were afforded the rare treat of watching three of the greatest to ever lift a tennis racket. Federer was followed by Serena Williams, she of the seven Wimbledon trophies among her 23 majors, who was hardly challenged in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia. And Williams was followed by Rafael Nadal two titles at Wimbledon, 17 at all Slams who dispatched 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The only other Wimbledon champion left in either bracket, Novak Djokovic, beat 40th-ranked Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court, then said hed like to get as much time on Centre Court as Federer and Nadal do. Was Mannarino intimidated by playing in that hallowed arena? The fact that it is the Centre Court, and the fact that it is a lot of people in the stands its not changing anything, actually. The only different thing is that its Federer in front of me, and hes a really good opponent. It makes the job harder, Mannarino said. This is what is not easy to handle. He showed up wearing a plain white T-shirt, bereft of any obvious sponsors logos, looking like someone out for a casual hitting session in a public park. At least it appeared to be the right size. What a difference from a week ago, when Federers debut of new duds after splitting from Nike drew so many headlines. It took Mannarino so much toil and trouble to win one game, saving four break points to hold to begin the second set. He was able to tread water until 5-all, when Federer returned a 123 mph serve, quickly gained control of a baseline exchange, then hopped and screamed, Come on! as a backhand flew long for the break. Federer also broke, then held to end the match. I think, Federer said when it was over, I can be very pleased.COURTESYSerena Williams returns the ball to Russias Evgeniya Rodina during their womens singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Isner finally reaches 1st Wimbledon quarterfinal on 10th tryAssociated PressLONDON At long last, John Isner is a Wimbledon quarterfinalist, finally making that far in his 10th appearance. Hes also in the final eight at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. The No. 9-seeded Isner moved into a matchup against No. 13 Milos Raonic, the 2016 runner-up at the All England Club, by beating 19-yearold Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) with the help of 22 aces and by saving the only break point he faced Monday. It allows the 33-year-old Isner, the highest-ranked U.S. man, to have something about Wimbledon to relish other than his victory in the longest match in tennis history: 70-68 in the fifth set against Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours spread over three days in 2010. Hed never even been past the third round at the grass-court Grand Slam until this year. Certainly this tournament, since that long match, has sort of been a house of horrors for me, Isner said. Ive lost a lot of close ones since that match in 2010 a lot of very, very close ones, a lot of deep five-set matches, third round especially. He had lost four five-setters in a row at Wimbledon until last week. Hed been 0-3 in the third round until last week. B2
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuan t to an Order of Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on June 13, 2018 in Civil Case No. 17000334CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and fo r Columbia County, Florida, wherein, LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff, and DAVID L. JOHNSON III; AMANDA JOHNSON ar e Defendants. The clerk of the Court, P. DeWitt Cason will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055 on August 8, 2018 a t 11:00 AM the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, COUNTRY CREEK, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 81, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 a t least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal o f the court on June 18, 2018. CLERK OF THE COURT P. DeWitt Cason /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 436921 July 3, 10, 2018 Class A CDL Drivers Wanted Must have minimum 2 years experience. Call or email for information 386-362-1185 o r firstname.lastname@example.org Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100887 3/2, solid surface kit, lg screened back porch, 2 ca r garage $256,500 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100918 3/2 in Mayfair, split floor plan, open kit to living area $199,900 Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS100172 $139,900 3/2 in 55+ community, spacious kitchen, screened back porch & garage area, comm privileges Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS100264 $305,000 Brick 4/3 on 12.3ac, 3 FPs, screened back porch, new flooring & paint throughout, pool & pond. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS100832 $199,900 3/2 buil t by Bradley Franks, granite countertops, white shaker-style cabinetry, split floor plan Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS100852 $320,000 3/2.5 in Blackberry Farms, man cave/garage, screened lanai w/outdoor kitchen. \002 btn \002 btn \002 btnfr \002 bnfn \002 bnfrb b \002 btffbr \002 btffbr \002 btnbf nb \002 btnfnr n \002 bnfr \002 btftrb \002 btftrb \002\005 \002\005 PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District I Ron Williams invite all citizens to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. The meetin g will g be held on July 10, 6pm at the Richardson Community Cente r located at 255 NE Coach Anders Ln. and July 12, 6pm a t Deep Creek Community Center located at 11934 N. US 441 Lake City, FL If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodations for your attendance at the town hall meeting, please call (386) 758-1005 (TDD no. 386-7582139) prior to the date of the meeting. 438717 June 28, 29, 2018 July 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District 4 Everett Phillips invites all citizens to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. The meeting will be held on July 17, 6pm at the Mason City Community Center located at 1111 0 S. US 441, Lake City, FL If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodations for your attendance at the town hall meeting, please call (386) 758-100 5 (TDD no. 386-758-2139) prio r to the date of the meeting. 440585 July 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 2018 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100366 2/2, huge great rm, & front porch, on 2 lots back yard overlooking Sante Fe River. $129,300 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100938 3.08ac & custom home, screened balcony & patio area, workshop, carport & shed. $199,000 VPK/Elementary Fulltime positions available in a positive Christian environment. Please fax resume to 386-755-3609 o r email email@example.com Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS100540 $374,900 4/3 custom-built home w/chef's kit, lg upstairs BR w/BA and kitchenette, koi pond w/waterfall Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS100679 $399,900 3/3 lake front home, 2 master suites, chef's dream kitchen 2 bedroom 2 bath with loft $ 875 including water and sewer. Call (386) 752-9626 Starting at $ 625/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. HAECO Airframe Services Full-time positions available fo r Ground Support Equipmen t Mechanics Facilities Mainte nance Mechanics and Electri cian Valid driver's license, high school diploma or equivalen t and experience in GSE or general maintenance required. Apply online at www.haeco.aero Well drilling assistant wanted. Valid DL, CDL preferred, must pass drug and bkgd check. Must have flexible schedule. Competitive pay, benefits include IRA & health ins. Appl y 904 NW Main Blvd, Lake City. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 50ac backs up to Osceola Nat'l Forest w/3/2, wraparound porches on 2 sides, $215,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Jackie Taylor 397-3479 MLS97305 $179,900 3/2 on 10 ac, enclosed pool, screened back porch, shed & workshop. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100413 2/2 w/3rd started by closing in garage, carport, partially fenced w/nice trees, great location. 3BR/2BA in town, fenced yard, carport, storage bldg $950/mo 1st+last+dep 386-288-6422 Furnished Efficiency apartment in town includes utilities, $600/mo + dep 386-288-6422 2BR/2BA MH completely remodeled, new appliances, quie t sm park, $750/mo 1st+last+dep 3 86-288-6422 4/2 newly renovated, convenient to schools & downtown, no pets, 1st + last + $500 sec $1000/mo, 755-3456 DIESEL MECHANIC KCE, a family owned erosion and trans co. Needs exp. Diesel mechanic repair/maintain Semi trucks/constr. Equip and fleet vehicles We Offer: Comp. pay wkly (15-30 per hr) drug screen, positive Attitude, Non-Smoker preferred. Fax resume 904-275-3292 LABORER KCE, a family owned erosion co. Needs laborer to install sil t fence, lay sod, etc. Please call with any questions 90 4-27 5 -2 900 LOCAL CLASS A DRIVER KCE, a family owned erosion co. Needs local driver to haul constr. Equip/sod/hay t o projects. We Offer: Comp. pa y wkly Class A CDL, 5+ yr Clean MVR/PSP, DOT drug screen, positive Attitude, Non-Smoke r preferred. Fax resume 904-275-3292 OTR FLATBED/HEAVY HAUL DRIVER KCE, a family owned Trans. Co., specialize in OW/OD loads We Offer: Comp. per mile rate, pay wkly. Class A CDL, 5+ y r OTR Exp, Clean MVR/PSP, DOT drug screen, TWIC and Port pass a +, 3 6 wks out, positive Attitude, Non-Smoke r preferred. Fax resume 904-275-3292 2BR/1BA MH, kitchen/dining room carpet. $750/mo 3 86-487-5 3 15 MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to b e at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Man y species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100053 4/2 on 4+ac lot in woods, wheelchair accessible, stone front FP, lg walk in closets $129,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100659 $33,800 Beautiful lot in Preserve at Laurel Lake IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-198DR IN RE: The Custody of M.E.B., A minor child. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:ERIC DAVID WILLIAMS Crossroads 234 West State Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Custody has been filed against you in the above styled cause, and you are required to serve a copy o f your answer or pleading to th e Petition upon the Petitioners Attorney, ROBERT A. SANDOW, Post Office Box 2818, Lake City, Florida 32056, firstname.lastname@example.org and to file the original thereof in the office of the Clerk of the above styled Court whose name an address is P. DEWITT CASON, Clerk of Circuit Court, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 on or before August 1, 2018 if you care to contest the same; otherwise, the allegations set forth in the Petition will be taken as confessed by you, and a Default may be entered against you. DONE AND ORDERED in Lake City, Florida, this 19th day of June, 2018. P. DEWITT CASON Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ S. Rodriguez Deputy Clerk 437496 June 26, 2018 July 3, 10, 17, 2018 Service Writer/Parts Man Southern Specialized Truc k Center is needing a person to write repair orders, order parts, & complete customer invoices. Requires some knowledge o f truck parts & service. Call 386-752-9754 1/1 Cottage newly remodeled, carport, fenced back yard, CH/A, 10 min S Lake City $70 0 utilities included. 386-758-2408 We will sell the following tenants units at Tellus Self Storage 814 SW State Road 247 / Branford Hwy. Lake City, FL, on Friday, July 20, 2018 a t 10:00AM. WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY. 386-961-9926. 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Plans, organizes, manages, and directs all efforts of the organization, including those of United Way in its role as a community impac t and fundraising organization and in its role as the homeless coalition lead agency, Homeless Management Information System lead agency, and homeless service provider. Salary range $65,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their resume t o United Way of Suwannee Valley, 871 SW State Rd. 47, Lake City, FL 32025 or via email to email@example.com. Delivery-Warehouse position available. Mon-Fri heavy lifting required. Apply at Furniture Showplace next to Harbor Freight Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455
Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 5B rrf ntbn ffCLASSIFIEDttt 5B Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS101146 2/1.5 w/many updates, multiple rooms w/lake views, $229,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS101204 4/ 3 fam rm w/FP, breakfast nook, formal living & dining rooms, $269,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Patti Taylor 623-6896 MLS101284 Updated 3/3 pool home on 5ac, 3 car garage, out bldg, new roo f & kit, $319,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $239,900 Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS99479 $124,900 2 stor y 3/2 w/wrap around porch, new metal roof, 2 new wate r heaters, new soffits. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS99918 $199,900 3/2 features beautiful foyer w/colmns & dbl doors, 10x20 storage / workshop w/electric & water Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100973 3.7ac & 2006 mfg 3/2 btwn High Springs & Ft White, near Rum Island Springs $97,900 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100669 $30,000 Camping lot on Sante Fe, walking dist to public boat ramp, Fort White. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100502 Santa Fe Riverfront, well, septic & power. River Run Rd, Branford $129,000 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100902 .94ac lo t in Three Rivers, older SWMH, well, septic & power. California Terrace, Ft White. $19,500 Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS101152 $378,000 65+ fenced ac on CR-252 3/2 mfg home w/FP, 6 outbldgs, natural pond w/fish. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99113 $245,000 4/2 mfg home, 40x60 metal bldg, 20x32 garage on 15 fenced acres. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS99412 $218,500 4/2 in Crosswinds S/D, craftsmanstyle home, lg master, open kit & generous covered porch Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99442 $205,600 4/2 in Crosswinds S/D w/granite countertops, custom cabinetry& so much more. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 ca r garage. $169,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101153 3/2 MH on just under 5 ac in country, close to Lake City & Ft White. $112,000 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101180 3/2 DWMH on 5ac w/3 bay workshop & 2 apartments, many extras. $176,900 Hallmark Real Estate Robin Williams 365-5146 MLS100974 3/2 split plan, gas FP surrounded by entertainment center, open kit. $180,000 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS101042 2 story 4/2 on 3 lots w/6ac on Suwannee River, lg kit, decks & balconies & more. $215,000 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS101047 $95,000 Historical 4/2.5, lg kit, front & back wrap around porches w/screened areas Hallmark Real Estate Tanya Shaffer 397-4766 MLS101107 3/2.5 pool home, SS appliances, hardwood floors, orange & grapefruit trees $270,000 Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 3/3 log home on 5ac,granite countertops, custom blinds, fromt & back porches. MLS101215 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS98697 3story office bldg in high traffic area downtown on US Hwy90, asphalt paving & elevator. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100962 3/2 in cul de sac, open plan w/backyard entertainment area, 2 new tiered decks $258,700 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101145 3/2 brick, screened room to saltwater pool, 24x36 barn workshop, greenhouse chicken coop Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingl y accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspape r are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101017 $339,900 5/3.5, open kit w/maple cabinets, granite countertops & stainless appliance. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101034 $210,000 3/2 in the Plantations S/D move in ready, master w/separate shower & Jacuzzi tub. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101050 $284,900 3/2 pool home in Plantation S/D, move in ready, spacious master w/granite shower, whirlpool tub, & walk in closet Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101106 $269,000 Brick 3/2.5 on 7+/ac w/granddaddy oaks, lg great rm w/FP, over-sized kit w/island Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101141 $585,000 4/2 on 30ac, MIL Ste w/2BR, kitchenette & full BA, inground pool, open floor plan, lg kitchen Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101164 $639,000 3/2.5 w/open plan, wood flooring, brick FP, spacious master w/dressing rm & walking closet 4.5 acres on Lake Jeffrey Rd, gorgeous oaks, great area, site built homes only. Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $49,900. $513/mo 352-215-1018. www.LandOwnerFinancin g .com 6500sf warehouse, 1000sf AC office/retail, 2 lg roll-up doors, 20608 CR 49, O'Brien 352-2151018 Owner financing $159,900 $5k down $1360/mo www.Landownerfinancing.com Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS101112 3/2 on 1ac, move in ready, freshly painted interior, new carpet, storage barn. $169,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS98590 $219,000 3/2.5 w/gas FP, central vac, formal dining, custom wood cabinets in kit and more! Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS99522 $169,900 2 newer homes on 4ac, both w/spacious kitchens, lg island, both w/4BR, FP Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100784 3/2 DWMH w/newer metal roof on 29ac, RV barn, quiet area w/room to grow. $375,000 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS99388 $474,900 5/5 split level overlooking lg, natural spring fed pond, FP, kit w/island cook top& walk-in pantry Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100951 $159,000 3/2 brick, above ground pool & shed, 1 ac Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100959 $69,700 2/1 cottage in LC fenced, patio, new metal roof. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100960 $137,900 3/2, new metal roof, 32x60 workshop, scrnd porch Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. BUY IT SELL IT FIND IT Lake City ReporterClassifieds rf ntb rr rf ttf t nt rLook at what you can do t bbLake City Reporter ARCA SERIES Stock car racing team makes history, starts 3 female driversBy LUKE MEREDITHAssociated PressNEWTON, Iowa Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades. On June 29, the ARCA outfit made history starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. Natalie Decker, Leilani Mnter and Toni Breidinger finishing 12th, 18th and 20th respectively at Chicagoland Speedway. By starting as a trio, they helped raise the profile of women in a sport long dominated by men. Were not trying to bill ourselves as this team that is championing female drivers by any means. It just so happens that weve had a number of females come through, team spokesman Tom Venturini said. Were a championship-caliber team. Were putting the best drivers in the seat, male or female. VMS push to use women as both crew members and drivers came long before recently retired Cup series driver Danica Patrick set foot on a race track. Team owner Bill Venturini won Automobile Racing Club of America titles in 1987 and 1991, the first coming with an all-female pit crew known as the Ultra Blue Crew led by his wife and team co-owner Cathy Venturini. When that happened, the whole idea of it was, were competitors first. It was not a publicity stunt, Tom Venturini said. We had the best physically fit women to do that job. They outperformed the men. It really just happened to be that they were women on the crew. In subsequent years, the team has given seats to the likes of Milka Duno, Alli Owens, Johanna Long, Nicole Behar and others. Breanna OLeary is a member of VMS pit crew this season as a tire changer. The latest woman hoping to prove shes worthy of a top-tier ride with the help of VMS is 21-year-old Decker, a Wisconsin native in her first full season in ARCA. Father Chuck Decker was both a race car and snowmobile racer. He also owns the Eagle Grove Derby Track in Wisconsin, which hosts the annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Chuck tried to get Natalie into snowmobiling, though it never stuck. He took her to a go-kart track when she was 6, and it ignited a passion for racing cars. Decker soon started watching NASCAR races every week with her father, who got his daughter her first go-kart when she was 9. The goal has always been NASCAR. Even before I started racing, I remember when I was super young I told him that I wanted to race NASCAR, she said. Decker won races in go-karts, late models, trucks and stock cars as a youngster. NASCAR pegged her for its Drive for Diversity program in 2015, and Decker tried but failed to qualify for a NASCAR truck series race at Martinsville in 2016. She then raced a limited schedule in the ARCA series last season before landing a full-time ride for 2018. Decker, one of the older drivers in ARCA, got off to a promising start by winning the pole and finishing fifth at the season opener at Daytona. But she had hernia surgery in late May and finished outside the top 10 in four of her last five races. Decker views this year as an educational opportunity, with an eye toward fulfilling her dream of competing in NASCAR. I feel like its just all learning, because all these kids got to learn at such a young age, and I dont feel like Im that much older than them, Decker said. Its been great so far.COURTESYNatalie Decker, of Eagle River, Wis., stands next to her car during practice for the ARCA Series auto race, Saturday at Iowa Speedway in Newton. Deckers team, Venturini Motorsports, made stock car history on June 29th by starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher for $322,500MLBAssociated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The 16-year-old pitcher agreed Sunday to a minor league contract with a $322,500 signing bonus. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with a major league club. I wanted to play in the United States as soon as possible, rather than playing high school ball at Koshien Stadium (in Japans iconic national championship), Yuki said in statement issued by the Royals. Yuki is listed at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds and the right-handers fastball has been clocked at 87-88 mph. He was born on May 12, 2002. My goal is to do well in the majors. Not everybody is given that chance, so I want to do my best, he said at a news conference in his hometown of Osaka. Yuki has been studying English before his move to the United States. The Royals are optimistic that after paperwork is completed, he will arrive in August at the teams spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona, to begin familiarizing himself with the local culture and language. He would participate in the Royals fall instructional league in September and October, with the objective of making his professional debut in the minors next year. The first thing is for him to be patient and build up his body, and then if he stays on course, in five years get an invite to major league spring training, said Hiroyuki Oya, a Royals international scout. Yuki has been compared to Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish, who grew up in the same city. Im anxious, but I am more excited now, Yuki said at his news conference in Japan. He garnered the attention of scouts last year while representing Japan in a youth tournament in the United States. We are excited to add Kaito Yuki to our organization, said Rene Francisco, Royals vice president and assistant general manager of major league and international operations. We are very much looking forward to seeing him get started in professional baseball next year. Id like to thank and congratulate our Pacific Rim coordinator Phil Dale and our scout in Japan, Hiro Oya, for the tremendous work in identifying and signing this young man. Yuki is also believed to be the youngest player from Japan to sign with a big league team. Hes not even in high school, Francisco said. He and his family chose to sign with Kansas City instead of going the normal route Japanese players take. Its pretty amazing what this kid is doing. Credit to Phil and Hiro. The Royals have had four Japanese players: pitchers Hideo Nomo, Mac Suzuki and Yasubiko Yubuta, and outfielder Nori Aoki. Aoki, acquired in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, was the most recent. He was a starter on the 2014 team that won the American League pennant and lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.COURTESYKaito Yuki poses for photographers at a press conference in Osaka, western Japan. Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. B5
6B TU ESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER chance to win their first World Cup title. Englishman George Raynors Sweden team advanced to the 1958 final at home but lost to Brazil, and Ernst Happel of Austria led the Netherlands team to the 1978 final, an extra-time defeat to host Argentina. Martinez hopes to suc ceed where they failed by employing a two-year process to ensure this is a team, this is not a group of individuals. Theres more feeling of trust in each other, midfielder Kevin De Bryune said. Martinez is familiar in the U.S. from his work for ESPN as an analyst at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, the last two European Championships and the 2013 Confederations Cup. He insisted the network install a screen that showed the overhead tactical camera. Roberto only wanted to watch that, said Amy Rosenfeld, ESPNs senior coordinating producer for soccer. We always had a setup where everybody else could see the main feed, and Roberto had a separate monitor where he could just watch the entire game from his high end zone. Thats how he could consume the match, interpret the match, look at shape, look at formation, look at vulnerabilities, passing lanes. Martinez impressed colleagues with his focus, especially after the Seine flooded ESPNs set in Paris two years ago. Rats that I think were living in the Jurassic era emerged, and we could not get rid of them. These things could have been in the fourth race at Belmont these were enormous rats, Rosenfeld said. The rats are running past Roberto he doesnt miss a beat. Hes doing his analysis, one take usually, it may have even been live. There was a rat chewing on Robertos laces. In Britain, he remains somewhat of a mystery, at least his name. While he pronounces it Mar-TEEnez, English media often stress the first syllable and say MAR-tin-ez. He grew up in the Catalonia city of Balaguer and left the youth system of his hometown club at 16 to join Zaragoza. He played for a series of small clubs and became known for his move to third-tier Wigan for the 1995-96 season along with Jesus Seba and Isidro Diaz, a trio quickly dubbed the Three Amigos. He quit as a player at 33 when Swansea offered the managers job in February 2007, and in his first full season earned the club a promotion that put it back in the second tier for the first time since 1983-84. Martinez moved up to the Premier League with Wigan in June 2009 and after a bizarre 2012-13 season, when Wigan was relegated while winning its first FA Cup, he switched to more prestigious and ambitious Everton, where he would coach Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, a pair that has combined for five of Belgiums 14 World Cup goals. Martinez wasnt thought of as a tactician at the club level. He was fired with one match left in his third season at Everton following fan protests as the Toffees headed to their second straight 11th-place finish. The Royal Belgian Football Association, which fired Marc Wilmots after a 3-1 loss to Wales in the 2016 Euro quarterfinals, hired him three months later. Martinez brought in former star Thierry Henry of France as an assistant, wanting his experience as a World Cup and European champion. Players were booed in Martinezs first match, a 2-0 loss to Spain, but the Red Devils are unbeaten in 24 matches since (19 wins). A month before the World Cup, he was rewarded with a new two-year contract running through the 2020 European Championship. He speaks English and Spanish, looking casual at news conferences, sometimes with several days of stubble. His workrate is impressive. One hour after the 3-2 win over Japan in the round of 16, Martinez texted Kenwright that he already was planning tactics for Brazil. Martinez waits until three hours before kickoff to reveal his lineup to his players. Kenwright praises Martinez for being an extraordinarily good man admired by club employees from top to bottom. He truly is, truly, truly, truly, 24-7. I dont say that thinking, well, hell take an hour off on Sunday. He wont. He takes no time off at all, Kenwright said. The World Cup this summer has not been about superstars, but has been about teams and particularly their coaches and their managers. And thats why people like (Martinez) and Gareth Southgate stand out. Martinez has been married for nine years to the former Beth Thompson they met when he was playing in Scotland and they have a 4 1/2-year-old daughter Luella. Coaching families always have to be prepared to move. Before the quarterfinal, Martinez was asked at a news conference whether he was interested in coaching Spain. He deflected. He can name whatever job he wants, Howard said. Maybe the U.S. soccer job?COURTESYKevin De Bruyne leaves behind arriving Belgium coach Roberto Martinez during Belgiums official press conference on the eve of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the St. Petersburg Stadium Monday. ROBERTO Continued From 1Bsixth time. Torres is on the disabled list with a hip injury and unlikely to participate. While he and Albies are just 21 years old, the list of 25 first-time AllStars also includes thirty-something surprises like Boston first baseman Mitch Moreland, Texas Rangers slugger Shin-Soo Choo and Atlanta outfielder Nick Markakis. Its something that I didnt know it would ever be quite possible, Moreland said. Im definitely excited about the opportunity and appreciative of having that opportunity. Trout is working on perhaps the best season of his stellar career with the Los Angeles Angels. Judge has 25 homers and 58 RBIs for the Yankees, and Betts is batting .342 with 22 homers for the major league-leading Red Sox. But thats just the beginning for the AL, which has won five All-Star Games in a row and 17 of the last 21. Altuve led the fan balloting with 4.8 million votes. Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado will make the short trip down to D.C. for the July 17 game with speculation increasing about his future ahead of the trade deadline. Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos round out the ALs starting lineup. The best part is being with all the guys. Youre on the biggest stage with the best, said Trout, who was selected for the seventh straight year tying Boston ace Chris Sale for the longest active streak. Harper was voted a starter for the fourth consecutive year. The slugger, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is batting just .218 for disappointing Washington but has 21 homers and 50 RBIs. He was joined by ace righthander Max Scherzer and reliever Sean Doolittle from the Nationals. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, could get the start in his home ballpark. Thatd be an unbelievable experience, he said in an interview on ESPN. Nationals shortstop Trea Turner could join Scherzer and Co. if he wins the online vote for the 32nd and final NL roster spot. Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter and Dodgers infielder Max Muncy also are in the mix. Very excited to represent the Nationals in D.C., Harper said. Looking forward to this week to hopefully get one of our other teammates in there as well. Candidates for the final AL slot are Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario, Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Its something Ive watched for a long time. To be a part of it would be pretty cool, Benintendi said. Markakis and Matt Kemp will join Harper in the NL outfield. Kemps return to the Los Angeles Dodgers has been a smashing success. Markakis has been a key performer for the Braves and made an All-Star team for the first time in his 13 major league seasons. It is kind of emotional. I know my kids and my family are going to be ecstatic, he said. Whether it came in my first year or this late in my career, it is going to be an exciting time. The Chicago Cubs will have two starters after catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez each won a close race at their position in fan balloting. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford round out the NL starting lineup. My first reaction was like, I have no words to say, Contreras said, but I started crying when I went down to the cage because I hoped for it and Ive been working hard every single game that Ive played and played it like it was my last one. As usual, there were some notable snubs with several changes surely coming due to injuries and withdrawals. Tampa Bay left-hander Blake Snell, who is 12-4 with an AL-best 2.09 ERA, was the most incomprehensible omission. Houston right-hander Charlie Morton and Oakland Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie were also left out despite worthy credentials. The Philadelphia Phillies, percentage points ahead of the Braves for the NL East lead, had only one All-Star in pitcher Aaron Nola. Having to have every team represented I think presents a bit of a problem for Major League Baseball, Astros ace Justin Verlander said. I think its not necessarily always the guys that are having the best years. I think especially in the game today where you have some teams that are tanking, I think it makes it kind of difficult. It happens every year but it seems like this year is even a little bit more difficult than in years past. Some guys get snubbed.COURTESY PHOTOSMarlins catcher J.T. Realmuto was named an All-Star for first time in career Atlantas Nick Markakis (above) and Matt Kemp will join Bryce Harper in the NL outfield. ALL-STARS Continued From 1B Fans say goodbye to Michigan harness racing trackAssociated PressJACKSON, Mich. Thousands of harness racing fans flocked to a southern Michigan track to bid farewell before the 70-yearold raceway is demolished. Jackson Harness Raceway celebrated its final hurrah Sunday by hosting a dozen horse races, the Jackson Citizen Patriot reported. The track has been closed for 10 years but reopened this weekend so community members could say goodbye ahead of the scheduled demolition. Co-organizer Mike Way said up to 7,000 people attended the event honoring the tracks history in harness racing, which involves a horse pulling a two-wheeled cart and a driver. There were a lot of tears, Way said. If you didnt believe there was a passion for harness racing, you learned it today. Way estimated that the event made between $6,000 and $7,000 in donations, which will go to the Jackson County 4-H youth development program. Co-organizer Claudia Davidson called it a bit tersweet day. Organizers hoped to use the event to show Michigan lawmakers that harness racing is worth saving. The general public, theyll bet on if the sun comes up or not, Davidson said. They want to game. In order for us to get into the new modern era, we need to have alternative gaming. Brenda Friend, who worked as a teller at the raceway, fulfilled her dream of taking a lap around the track in a jog-cart Sunday. I wish this was still going on. This was a family thing, Friend said. The kids growing up now, they dont know what theyre missing.COURTESYHorses trot during race 9 of the remembering Jackson Harness Raceway races, Sunday at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mich. The raceway, which opened in 1948, will be demolished after next months county fair. HORSE RACING B6