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BEYOND CARPET CLEANINGCARPET | TILE & GROUT | HARDWOOD | UPHOLSTERY | AIR DUCT728-1668stanleysteemer.comServing All of Lake & Sumter Counties MAGIC RALLY LATE, STUN PACERS 93-92, SPORTS B1 DEATH ROW: Simmons granted new hearing after IQ raises questions A3 COSMETIC SURGERY: Worth the price? C1 LEESBURG, FLORIDA Monday, February 10, 2014 www.dailycommercial.com Vol. 138 No. 41 4 sections INDEX CLASSIFIED D1 COMICS C6 CROSSWORDS D1 DIVERSIONS C6 LEGALS D1 LIVING HEALTHY C1 STATE/REGION A3 OBITUARIES A4 SPORTS B1 VOICES A7 WORLD A6 TODAYS WEATHER Detailed forecast on page A8. 75 / 51 Mostly sunny and pleasant. 50 PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Customers browse the many items that vendors have on display at the Sumter County Farmers Market in Webster. BELOW: Rene Jacobson shapes a glass rod into the name Deborah. AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer austin.fuller@dailycommercial.com T he recent failure of a farmers market in downtown Eustis was an abnormality in an area where similar markets have been thriving in some cases for decades. Cagan Crossings, Clermont, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Mount Dora (The Village Market and Renningers), the Lake County Fairgrounds (north of down town Eustis), The Villages and Webster all have thriving farmers markets. The Sumter County Farm ers Market in Webster dates back to the late 1930s, while the relatively new Brown Quality vendors key for successful farmers markets LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer livi.stanford@dailycommercial.com Editors note: An incorrect version of this story ran in Sundays newspaper. This is the correct version. Niagara Bottlings permit request to more than double the amount of wa ter it draws from the Floridan aquifer has been modied by the St. Johns River Water Management District, which will rule on the matter Tuesday. The changes in clude conditions in the permit that with drawals should not cause or contrib ute to a violation of the adopted mini mum levels to a cou ple of nearby lakes. If this occurs, the wa ter management dis trict can revoke the permit, in whole or in part, or reduce the permitted allocation. It gives us assur ances to make sure there werent any im pacts to water re sources, said Hank Largin, spokesman for the district. The Groveland bot tled water company applied to the water Water managers modify Niagara Bottling permit Associated Press Hundreds of records de tailing sex-crime investiga tions involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan show most offenders were not incarcerated, suspects re ceived light punishments af ter being accused of serious violations and victims in creasingly were wary of coop erating with investigators. According to the Depart ment of Defense documents: NAVY USE OF NONJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT ON RISE Data from the Naval Crim inal Investigative Service, which handles the Navy and Marine Corps, show that Navy commanders in Japan in creasingly are resolving sexu al assault cases through non judicial punishment rather than courts-martial. From 2006 to 2009, they favored courts-martial, but from 2010 to 2012 they were three times more likely to choose nonju dicial punishment. In 2012, just one Navy sex-abuse case went to a court-martial, while 13 were handled through nonjudicial punishment. MOST DONT GET PRISON TIME The NCIS documents show that out of 473 Marines and sailors accused of sex offens es, 179 were given some pun ishment, and 68 went to pris on. Marines were accused more frequently than sailors, though they are stationed in Japan in similar numbers. But Marines were three times more likely to get prison sen tences, which sailors received in only 15 cases over more than seven years. The Air Force data showed that out of 124 airmen accused over ve years, 17 received prison time and 42 received some other punishment. In 21 Air Force cases, the sole punishment was a letter of reprimand. Punishment light for US military sex crimes in Japan, study finds ITSUO INOUYE / AP A protester joins a rally against an alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by an American serviceman in Okinawa islands, southwestern Japan. LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press CHICAGO Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults con sume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didnt budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an in creasingly common source, a government analysis nds. Though even most preschoolers consume some caffeine-con taining products, their average was the amount found in half a can of soda, and over all caffeine intake de clined in children up to age 11 during the decade. The analysis is the rst to examine recent national trends in caf feine intake among children and young adults and comes amid a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Caffeine common in kids, young adults wood Farmers Market in The Villages routinely hosts more than 50 vendors. So what went wrong in downtown Eustis, and what makes a successful farmers market? Eustis ofcials pulled the plug on the market in Pal metto Plaza after only two months because staff re sources involved in run ning the market were out weighing the public benet, said Lori Barnes, a senior planner with the city. Not enough people were show ing up, which she attributed to bad weather on the days the market was open and not SEE MARKETS | A6 SEE NIAGARA | A2 SEE CAFFEINE | A2 SEE MILITARY | A2 GROVELAND


A2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, February 10, 2014 BRIDGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014: This year you toss your self into your day-to-day life with the objective of becom ing more efcient and ful lled. You also will be open to learning more, which could lead to transforming your life or your health hab its; however, you might not be thinking long term. If you are single, you could be wit nessing substantial change in your daily life. The person who appeals to you today might not catch your eye in a few months. Be open and kind to potential suitors get to know them bet ter. If you are attached, the two of you will be more up beat than you have been if you make an effort to make each others life easier. Let a new hobby evolve. Sur prises seem to mark your life together this year. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You will tap into your in tuitive feelings in the morn ing. As a result, a far-out idea is likely to surface. You will want to work with it, yet you might realize that it could take you down a strange path. No matter what, you will land on your feet. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You need to understand what is happening behind the scenes with a friend. You will get a better sense of that when in a meeting with this person. Idealism is wonderful, but it needs to be anchored. You could be shocked by some of the ideas being shared. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Your nances are more important than you might realize. You understand money and its power well, but you probably have nev er seen someone look at it the way an associate does. Money could be the driving force behind this persons decisions. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You might feel as if you cant easily be stopped, no matter what you do. Consid er your alternatives in a dif cult situation. You are like ly to succeed in whatever you do, as you seem to be carrying a lucky rabbits foot in your back pocket. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You might sense that a low prole will work better for you in increasing your ef ciency. A partner could feed you some interesting ideas. Tap into your creativity, and youll come up with unique solutions. You will know when you hit the right one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A positive attitude will point to success. You could nd that several meetings will give you a lot of feed back. Defer to a partner, and let this person know that you have condence in his or her abilities. A goal is more attainable than you realize. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You must step up to the plate to hit a home run. Others will follow your lead and succeed. You might be overly concerned about your responsibilities, as they seem to nd their way to you. Know which duties to say yes or no to. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You need to reach out to someone at a distance. Your creativity will ourish if you follow your feelings. Know that you will land on your feet. An unexpected development in your dai ly life could force you to re group. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) Work with a part ner or an associate direct ly. You might need to switch gears in order to deal with a problem that arises. Oth ers will see you in a special light. Opportunities could arise from out of the blue. Be ready to jump on a good idea. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) Be more forthright with an opportunity involv ing someone you care a lot about. Communication is likely to excel. You seem to know who is on the phone before you even pick it up. Your sensitivity will be at its peak. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) All work and no play doesnt suit you. Youll need to maintain a positive at titude in order to make a dream a reality. You will need time to consider your various options. Make it OK to head down a new path. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your creativity will ap pear to be endless, which could excite many people. You know what is going on behind the scenes. Conrm what you think is true, but try not to be overcondent. HOROSCOPES HOW TO REACH US FEB. 9 CASH 3 ............................................... 5-8-6 Afternoon .......................................... 1-8-5 PLAY 4 ............................................. 7-8-8-9 Afternoon ....................................... 2-3-4-5 FLORIDA LOTTERY FEB. 8 FANTASY 5 ........................... 9-16-21-25-27 FLORIDA LOTTO ............. 12-16-26-34-42-47 POWERBALL .................. 24-25-34-37-5429 THE NEWSPAPER OF CHOICE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIES SINCE 1875 The Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $90.74 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by Halifax Media Group at 212 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to The Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. 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Tax Total Daily/Sunday 28.43 1.99 30.42 50.05 3.50 53.56 90.74 6.35 97.09 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY STAFF INFORMATION MARY MANNING-JACOBS advertising director 352-365-8287 ............... mary.manning-jacobs@dailycommercial.com NEWSROOM CONTACTS TOM MCNIFF executive editor 352-365-8250 ............................... tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com WHITNEY WILLARD copy desk chief 352-365-8258 .......................... whitney.willard@dailycommercial.com TO REPORT LOCAL NEWS SCOTT CALLAHAN, news editor 352-365-8203 ........................... scott.callahan@dailycommercial.com REPORTERS LIVI STANFORD county government, schools 352-365-8257 .............................. livi.stanford@dailycommercial.com ROXANNE BROWN South Lake County 352-394-2183 ......................... roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com MILLARD IVES police and courts 352-365-8262 ................... millard.ives@dailycommercial.com THERESA CAMPBELL Leesburg and The Villages 352-365-8209 ................. theresa.campbell@dailycommercial.com AUSTIN FULLER business news, Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares 352-365-8263 ......................... austin.fuller@dailycommercial.com LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Email submissions to letters@dailycommercial.com SPORTS RESULTS Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by call ing 352-365-8268, or 352-365-8279. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. FRANK JOLLEY sports editor 352-365-8268 ................................ frank.jolley@dailycommercial.com GOOD FOR YOU AND CELEBRATIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS Email news about your awards and personal or professional mile stones along with a photo, if you desire - to pam.fennimore@ dailycommercial.com. CALENDAR Email upcoming events to pam.fennimore@dailycommercial.com. MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer millardives@dailycommercial.com Allegations that a man with a camera phone at tached to his shoe took videos up the dress of a grocery shopper last weekend has been for warded to prosecutors to determine if charges will be led, according to Cl ermont police. An incident report stat ed that the unidenti ed woman told police that on Feb. 2, she and a friend were in the snack aisle of Publix on Citrus Tower Boulevard in Cler mont, when a man start ed to stand uncomfort ably close to her. She told the man, Im sorry, was I in your way? The man did not look up or reply. The woman with her said she noticed the man standing close to her friend and initial ly thought the two knew each other, but also thought the man was act ing strange. Then she looked down and noticed what ap peared to be a smart phone attached to a shoe positioned between the dress-clad womans legs. When the suspect real ized his actions had been noticed, he quickly head ed out of the store and left in a blue Ford Focus, the report said, adding the women wrote down his license plate number and called police. Police have not spo ken with the suspect, who they did not iden tify, and it is not clear what evidence detec tives have against him. Capt. Michael McMaster, police spokesman, said the store video shows the suspect standing be side the victim, but he wouldnt elaborate any further, citing the ongo ing investigation. He did say the suspect has a lawyer. CLERMONT Voyeurism case in prosecutors hands management district last September to renew and modify its consump tive use permit. Niagara wants to increase its av erage daily withdrawal from 484,000 gallons to 910,000 gallons. In December, Niagara changed its application to request that the bulk of its water come from the lower Floridan aqui fer by 2016. Niagara contends that withdrawing water from the lower aquifer instead of the upper aquifer will have less impact on lake levels. The two aquifers are separated by a barri er called the middle-con ning unit or, in places, the semi-conning unit where water can leak through. In some places in Flor ida, the conning unit is less than 50 feet thick, whereas Niagara con tends the area its looking at has a conning unit of clay up to 75 feet thick. Alan Oyler, consultant for the water manage ment district, said water withdrawn from the low er aquifer can affect wa ter in the upper aquifer. It is diffusing the im pact, he said, empha sizing it will not have the same effect as water withdrawn from the up per aquifer. It all depends on where the water is coming from in the lower aquifer, he said. According to a permit fact sheet from the water management district: From 2014 to 2015, Niagaras withdrawals from the upper aquifer will not exceed 484,000 gallons per day. From 2016 to 2023, that amount will be re duced to no more than 334,000 gallons per day. By 2024, if Niagara hasnt shifted all its with drawals to the lower aqui fer, its permitted alloca tion of water drops to zero. Since taking over an abandoned warehouse in the Christopher Ford In dustrial Park in 2008, Ni agara states it has made a multimillion-dollar cap ital investment in its fa cility that today employs 120 associates on a fulltime basis and up to an additional 60 part-time associates on a seasonal basis. The company has a payroll exceeding $7 mil lion a year and an annual property tax bill exceed ing $872,000. Joe Kilsheimer, spokes man for Niagara, pre viously told the Daily Commercial the compa nys request was perfect ly legal and that even the 910,000 gallons of water it wants to pump daily is a drop in the bucket com pared with other com mercial users in the water management district. But Roy Hunter, found er and past president of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, wrote in a letter to county commis sioners that the permit should be stopped. We need your input at this meeting to stop Ni agara from expanding, as the consequences, we believe, will be harmful to our county, our way of life and to all of Central Floridas, he said. NIAGARA FROM PAGE A1 investigation into the safety of caffeine-contain ing foods and drinks, es pecially for children and teens. In an online an nouncement about the in vestigation, the FDA notes that caffeine is found in a variety of foods, gum and even some jelly beans and marshmallows. The probe is part ly in response to reports about hospitalizations and even several deaths after consuming high ly caffeinated drinks or energy shots. The drinks have not been proven to be a cause in those cases. The new analysis, by re searchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that at least through 2010, en ergy drinks were an un common source of caf feine for most U.S. youth. The American Acade my of Pediatrics recom mends against caffeine consumption for chil dren and teens because of potentially harmful ef fects from the mild stim ulant, including increas es in heart rate and blood pressure, and worsen ing anxiety in those with anxiety disorders. Dr. Stephen Daniels, chairman of the acade mys nutrition commit tee, said caffeine has no nutritional value and theres no good data on what might be a safe amount for kids. Evidence that even very young children may reg ularly consume caffeine products raises concerns about possible long-term health effects, so parents should try to limit their kids intake, said Daniels, head of pediatrics at the University of Colorados medical school. The authors analyzed national health sur veys from 1999 through 2010, involving a total of 22,000 from age 2 to 22. The children or their par ents answered questions about what they ate or drank the previous day, a common method re searchers use to assess Americans diets. In 2010, 10 percent of daily caffeine came from energy drinks for 19to 22-year-olds; 2 percent for 17to 18-year-olds, and 3 percent for 12to 16-year-olds. CAFFEINE FROM PAGE A1 LESSER CHARGES COMMON In 46 Marine cases and 22 Navy cas es, those initially accused of a violent sex crime ended up being punished for non violent or nonsexual offenses. The most common such charges were assault, fail ure to obey orders, adultery, having sex in barracks and fraternization. MOST VICTIMS IN MILITARY Of more than 620 serious sex-crime al legations against military personnel, at least 323 of the alleged victims also were in the military. Civilians were the accus ers in 94 cases, but in nearly 200 cases the alleged victims status was unclear. Among U.S. military sexual assault re ports worldwide in the 2011-12 scal year, 2,949 of the 3,604 victims were ser vice members, according to the depart ments annual report to Congress on sex ual assault in the military. VICTIMS GIVING UP The NCIS data show a growing number of accusers dropping out of investiga tions, either by recanting the allegations or simply declining to cooperate further. In 2006, 13 accusers recanted or stopped cooperating, and 28 did so in 2012. The Air Force data showed a decline, and the Army data was incomplete. MILITARY FROM PAGE A1


Monday, February 10, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL A3 Area Briefs www.dailycommercial.com ... and well share it with our readers. Some of our best story ideas and photos come from our readers. So dont hesitate to share your youth activities, awards, accomplishments, festivals, charity events and other things that make our communities special. And dont overlook those family milestones birthdays, engagements, marriages, business promotions and military news. Just email your photos and news to ... pamfennimore@dailycommercial.com IF YOU SEE NEWS HAPPENING, RECORD IT EUSTIS Arts in the Air auction will display artists banners Stroll the streets of downtown Eustis and view more than 45 Arts in the Air banners, created by art ists, on display from light poles on Saturday, with two events from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. Banners may be viewed at both merchant and wine tasting venues during the Night of Wine and Music event, also from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine tasting tickets are not required in order to view and bid on banners. Proceeds fund next years Arts in the Air project and the 17th Annual Lake County Folk Festival, Oct. 11-12. For information, go to PublicArtsAndMusic.org. LEESBURG Vendors for Low Vision Expo Needed New Vision for Independence is looking for vendors for its annu al Low Vision Expo from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 27. Cost is $40 for businesses and nonprots are free. The expo will take place in the Magnolia Room, Lake Sumter State College, 9501 U.S. Highway 441. New Vision for Independence is a nationally accredited, 501c3 organi zation providing training, commu nity education and support services to help people with low vision or blindness, serving Lake and Sumter counties. For information, call 352-435-504 or email info@newvision.org. LEESBURG Orisirisi African Folklore presented at the library Orisirisi African Folklore will en tertain both young and old at this celebration of African heritage in a presentation that includes music, storytelling and dance at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Nigerian-born musician, danc er and singer, Ilenbilu Adetutu, and her storyteller husband, Don Harrell, have captured the imagina tion of people the world over with their performances and education programs. For information, call 352-728-9790 or email julia.hutchins@leesburg orida.gov. LEESBURG Chamber to host Business Wellness Challenge Get healthy by participating in the Business Wellness Challenge offered by the Leesburg Chamber, Feb. 18 through May 6. Team members will have weekly weigh-ins, and winners will be de termined by the percentage of body fat lost during the period. Some of the prizes included are a massage a month from Tracy Zito, L.M.T. at Innity Fitness and Medi Spa; Akers Media Group advertising and Victory Casino Cruises is giving away two boarding passes. Cost is $100 per person for Chamber members and $125 for non-members for teams consisting of ve people. Call the Leesburg Chamber at 352787-2131 for information. State & Region NEWS EDITOR SCOTT CALLAHAN scott.callahan@dailycommercial.com 352-365-8203 Staff Report Cushman & Wakeeld has bro kered the sale of 157 acres along County Road 466A, west of Bue na Vista Boulevard in Wildwood, and will be developing the property with the Barclay Group. The acreage was purchased from the Word Family LLC in Gainesville for $30 million. The Barclay Group will be devel oping the property later this year as a mixed-use project that will include retail, residential/senior housing, medical ofce, ofce and institutional components, accord ing to a press release. The property is bordered on three sides by The Villages, including im mediately on the east by the Sand hill Golf Course. A large tract of va cant land to the west is owned by the Penrose Family and is not part of the sale, according to records at the Sumter County Property Ap praisers Ofce. Cushman & Wakeeld is the worlds largest privately held com mercial real estate services rm, while the Barclay Group is a full-service commercial real estate rm that develops, leases and man ages an array of commercial retail properties, from large power cen ters to single-tenant buildings. A Cushman & Wakeeld represen tative was contacted but did not get back with specic details about how the property would be developed. 157-acre tract purchased in Wildwood WHITNEY WILLARD / STAFF GRAPHICLAND SALE Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of 157 acres along County Road 466A, west of Buena Vista Boulevard in Wildwood, and will be developing the property with the Barclay Group. 466A 134 142 462Pinellas Pl.TURTLE MOUND GOLF COURSEBuena Vista Blvd. N Land sale site CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI In the 18 years since 9-year-old Jimmy Ryces rape and murder, his father and his mother, before her death, tried to alleviate the pain of their fami lys tragedy by working for societys good. They pushed for new laws regarding connement of sexual predators and worked to improve police procedures in missing child cases. But with the kill ers scheduled execu tion set for Wednes day, Don Ryce said the death of Juan Car los Chavez will nally bring some measure of justice. Barring a suc cessful last-minute ap peal, Chavez is sched uled to die by lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke. People sometimes say that will bring you closure. There is no such thing as closure, hate that word. It doesnt re solve everything for you. My child will not suddenly come back if Chavez is executed, said Ryce, a 70-yearold retired labor law yer. But its important to close that chapter out in my life and to feel like justice has nally been done for my son. Ryce said in a recent interview that in the years since Chavez was arrested for Jimmys slaying he felt the uni verse is a little bit twist ed because he has also lost his wife, Clau dine, and daughter Martha while Chavez remained alive. Chavez abducted Jimmy at gunpoint after the boy got off a school bus on Sept. 11, 1995, in rural southwestern Mi ami-Dade County. Tri al testimony showed Chavez, who worked on a local ranch, raped the boy and then shot him when he tried to escape, dismembering his body and putting the parts in planters that were then covered in concrete. Despite an intensive search by police and volunteers, regular ap peals for help through the media and distri bution of yers about Jimmy, it wasnt until three months later that Chavezs landlady dis covered the boys book bag and the murder weapon a revolver Chavez had stolen from her house in the trail er where Chavez lived. Chavez later confessed to police and led them to Jimmys remains. Ryce said he and his wife became de termined to turn their sons horric slaying into something positive, in part because they felt they owed something to Ryces dad: Execution brings killer to justice ALAN DIAZ / AP Don Ryce, the father of Jimmy Ryce, talks to a reporter during an interview in Miami. MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer millardives@dailycommercial.com A new sentencing hear ing will start today for a man who was taken off death row two years ago after the Florida Supreme Court vacated his sen tence due to a lack of mit igating evidence. Eric Lee Simmons, 39, will have his re-sentencing hearing in the Lake Coun ty Courthouse in Tavares for his rst-degree murder conviction in 2003 of Deb orah Tressler, a 48-yearold Sorrento woman. Simmons was convict ed and sentenced to death for Tresslers murder. Her body was found raped, beaten and stabbed in a wooded area in Sorren to in December 2001. Evi dence of blood stains was found on the passengers door, car oor and cush ions of Simmons vehicle, and the rear tires of Sim mons car were a possi ble match to the tire tracks found at the scene. He also was sentenced to life in prison for the battery and rape of Tressler. The path for a new hearing was paved in 2012 when the high courts major ity ruled Simmons lawyers failed to fully in vestigate and present mit igating evidence during the sentencing phase of his trial, including his low intelligence, a brain inju ry suffered as a child and substance abuse. As an infant, Simmons apparently was suf focated accidentally, which caused brain damage and proba bly played a role in his behavioral prob lems at school. Ac cording to court re cords, he began using marijuana as a 9-year-old and was consuming up to 12 beers a day as a teenager. The justices unanimous ly upheld Simmons con viction, but ordered a new sentencing hearing by a 5-2 vote. TAVARES Death row inmate allowed new hearing SIMMONS Staff Report Rookie Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employ ee of the Year candidates were tapped Friday by Superinten dent of Schools Susan Mox ley, school board members and board members of the Educa tion Foundation of Lake County. The candidates will be hon ored with the other 42 Teach er of the Year nominees and the winner announced on March 19 at Lake Sumter State College at an event sponsored by Er nie Morris Enterprises and the HON Company. LEESBURG Rookie teacher candidates selected THERESA CAMPBELL | Staff Writer theresacampbell@dailycommercial.com Leesburg City Manager Al Minner believes Venetian Gar dens is one of the citys jew els, and tonight commission ers will consider approving a proposal for planners to devel op a master plan for the future of the 110-acre park in prepa ration for the citys anticipated growth. The park sits in a prime spot as the areas medical hub sur rounding Venetian Gardens is booming; developers want to build more medical facili ties, housing and restaurants in the area to better serve the LEESBURG City considers plans for park SEE TEACHERS | A5 SEE PARK | A5 SEE EXECUTION | A4


A4 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, February 10, 2014 Army ~ Navy~ Air Force ~ Marines ~ Coast GuardActive Duty/Veterans Thank you for serving our country.Banks/Page Theus Funeral Home410 North Webster St., Wildwood, FL 34785 352-748-1000 www.bankspagetheus.com OBITUARIES Rosa Lee Brown Rosa Lee Brown, 73, passed away Febru ary 5, 2014 in Lees burg, Florida. She was born January 2, 1941 in Miami, FL and moved in 1995 to Leesburg, Florida. She was a re tired gardener for Fo ley Management Inter national Inc. of Tavares. She was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses of Leesburg, Florida and a dedicated servant of Je hovah God, actively en gaged in the preaching work. Rosa is survived by her husband Ce cil R. Brown, Leesburg Florida; her two daugh ters, Darletha Y. Cobb, Stone Mountain, Geor gia, Tessa L. Peterkin, Leesburg, Florida, her son Daimon J. Cobb, Sr., Riverdale, Georgia, and her sister Louise Johnson Smith, Miami, Florida. She also leaves her 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchil dren. A public viewing will be held on Wednes day, February 12, 2014 from 5-7PM at Beyers Funeral Home in Lees burg, Florida. On Sat urday, February 15, 2014 a memorial ser vice will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Je hovahs Witnesses at 2PM with Arsene An astasie as the Elder of ciating; 533 Sunny side Dr., Leesburg, FL 34748. Private Grave side Services will be held at Hillcrest Memo rial Gardens, Leesburg. Arrangements entrust ed to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, Florida. On line condolences may be left at: www.beyers funeralhome.com James A. Hastings James A. Hastings passed away on Jan uary 27, 2014 in Lees burg, FL. Mr. Hastings married Carol Bishop of Arlington, OH on No vember 29, 1958. Carol Hastings preceded him in death on August 4, 2006. He was also pre ceded by his parents, Truman and Made line Hastings of Mariet ta, OH; sister, Jean and brother, William. He is survived by his brothers, Richard Hast ings of Tavares, FL and John Hastings of Eu clid, OH; his compan ion, Bonnie Mayo of Tavares, FL; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Josel Hast ings of Troy, OH; his daughter and son-inlaw, Shelley and Steve Toms of Loveland, OH; and adopted son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Janet Worth of Troy, OH. James has six grandchildren and ve great-grandchildren. Mr. Hastings was born October 17, 1932 in Marietta, OH, grad uated from Marietta High School in 1952, and served in the Air Force during the Kore an Conict. James was a long time employee with Ho bart Corporation, Troy, OH then became Pres ident of the Troy Sun shade Company when it moved to Green ville, OH. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings were owners of The Hastings Frame Shop and later the Tin Man Shop, Troy, OH. Mr. Hastings was ac tive in many com munity organizations including: the Troy Jay cees, Troy Rec Board, Elks, Dollars for Schol ars, and the Miami County Republican Party to name a few. He was also very involved in the American Heart Association and served as National Chairman. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Febru ary 15, 2014 at Imperi al Terrace West Club house, Tavares, FL. He will join his wife, Carol at Riverside Cemetery in Troy, OH. Memori al Contributions may be made to the Amer ican Heart Association 1313 W. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45409. Friends may express condolences to the family through www. bairdfuneralhome. com. IN MEMORY all the people who tried to help nd him. They also refused to wallow in misery. Youve got to do something or you do nothing. That was just not the way we want ed to live the rest of our lives, he said. The Ryces created the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predato ry Abduction, a non prot organization based in Vero Beach that works to increase public awareness and education about sexu al predators, provides counseling for parents of victims and helps train law enforcement agencies in ways to re spond to missing chil dren cases. One of the prob lems we saw was, the police didnt know how to handle this kind of a case, Ryce said. You dont want to start from scratch. You lose kids that way. They practice together so they know how to respond. The organization has also provided, free of charge, more than 400 bloodhounds to police departments around the country and abroad. Ryce said if po lice searching for Jim my had bloodhounds they might have found him in time. The bloodhounds are the one thing that might have made a difference to Jimmy, Ryce said. Another accomplish ment was 1998 passage in Florida of the Jim my Ryce Act, versions of which have also been adopted in other states. Under the law, sexual predators found to be still highly dangerous can be detained through civil commitment even after they have served their prison sentences. Such people must prove they have been rehabili tated before they can be released. Chavez had no criminal record, so the law would not have af fected him. The Ryces also helped persuade then-Presi dent Bill Clinton to sign an executive order al lowing missing-child yers to be posted in federal buildings, which they had been prevented from doing for their own son. Chavez, 46, was con victed in 1998 by a jury in Orlando, where his trial was moved be cause of the intense media scrutiny in South Florida. He testied in his own defense, claim ing his confession was improperly coerced by police and attempting to blame his landlords son for the killing. He was found guilty of murder, sexual bat tery and kidnapping. Chavezs most recent round of appeals have focused on claims that Floridas lethal injection procedure is unconsti tutional, that he didnt get due process during clemency hearings and that he should have an execution stay to pur sue additional appeals in the federal courts. The Florida Supreme Court rejected all those arguments Jan. 31, but Chavez is still pursuing federal appeals. Ryce said he blames Chavez not only for Jim mys death, but also the 2009 death of his wife from a heart attack at age 66 and the suicide last year of his 35-yearold daughter. He still has another son, 37-yearold Ted Ryce, who lives in the Miami area. So many of my fam ily members are dead, directly or indirectly because of Chavez, and hes still living. That does not feel right. It is not right, Ryce said. EXECUTION FROM PAGE A3


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The Rookie Teach er of the Year nomi nees are: Cynthia Murray from Eustis Heights Elementary. The Howey-in-the-Hills resident teaches kin dergarten and has been with the school system for three years. The core of my teaching philos ophy is based on de veloping a caring re lationship with each of my kindergarten ers, she said. Stu dents need to know that you honestly care about and be lieve in them, and they will strive to reach their highest potential. TEACHERS FROM PAGE A3 community and meet the needs of hospital employees. Venetian Gardens is a huge asset to the community, Minner said recently to local Rotarians. Weve asked for some proposals to help us through the pro cess of when we master plan Venetian Gardens to be a target for devel opment. The park is current ly home to a commu nity building, public swimming pool, ma rina, baseball eld at Pat Thomas Stadium and pedestrian bridges leading to the private islands that offer sce nic views of Lake Harris and the parks canals. During todays 5:30 p.m. public hear ing at Leesburg City Hall, commissioners will consider approv ing LPG Urban and Re gional Planners to con duct three four-hour visioning workshops and develop a concep tual master plan and summary report for $23,000. Funding for the project was includ ed in the citys current budget. Minner said the plan ners workshop series will allow participants to identify existing ele ments of the park that they value and to brain storm ideas for the fu ture. Participants also will be encouraged to think seriously about the physical infrastruc ture required to support their vision and the cost of improvements. LPG Urban proposed facilitating the three workshops with local property owners, res idents, clubs and city commissioners. The planners noted the main goal of the vision ing process is to derive input pertaining to po tential infrastructure, existing and proposed land uses, public uses and recreation/open space options. Leesburg kind of sits right there in the mid dle and it hasnt got ten some of that engine that other communi ties have gotten, and I think that is coming, Minner said. Also tonight, the commission is expect ed to approve a sup plemental joint partic ipation agreement with the Florida Depart ment of Transportation for the partial realign ment of Taxiway Kilo at Leesburg Internation al Airport for $143,376, yet Leesburgs cost in the 80/20 project will be $28,675. PARK FROM PAGE A3 Laura Fagan from Windy Hill Middle School in Clermont. The Minneola resi dent teaches eighthgrade social studies and has been with the school system for 18 months. My philoso phy of teaching is cen tered on the idea that students should inter act with history instead of reciting it, she said. History can be made meaningful by making it applicable. Lindsey Massa ro of Umatilla Middle School. The Apopka res ident is band director at the school and has been with the school system for ve months. It is my desire as an ed ucator to help my stu dents meet their fullest potential... by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-tak ing and involves a shar ing of ideas, she said. The School-Related Employee of the Year nominees are: Nilda Rivera of the school systems human resources department in Tavares. The Cler mont resident has been with the department for 16 months as a sec retary and assists with background screen ings. Nilda is very or ganized and contrib utes to better ways to get tasks completed in the department, said her supervisor, Carolyn Samuel. She is always looking for better ways to increase productivi ty in the job that she is assigned. Lydia Flores of the school systems Feder al Compensatory De partment (Title 1) in Cl ermont. The Groveland resident has been with that department for sev en years. Her depend ability and organization are obvious as she al ways strives to perform any given task with ex cellence, Administra tive Coordinator L.R. Dusty Ross said. She routinely demonstrates appropriate communi cation skills and stays on track with her responsi bilities. Allison Auld, a bookkeeper at Leesburg High School, where she has been for two years. She brings expertise, insight and compassion to our school, Princi pal Bill Miller said. She has forged great rela tionships with the com munity, students and staff.


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The success of the 40-acre Webster op eration comes from the quality of its local produce, according to Marc Harrell, the gen eral manager for the past 14 years. We probably have some of the best pro duce, home-grown produce, you know when its in season, that is still (grown) here locally by farmers and they market their produce here, Har rell said. To me, thats been the backbone of this market, having a wide variety of differ ent types of produce. He added the market has one shed dedicat ed to just produce and the rest of the mar ket is ea market-type vendors. The Sumter County farmers market is open every Monday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the restaurant is open daily. Were only open one day a week, which is only on Mondays. Harrell said. Thats the way its always been. One reason for the Monday operation is that vendors sell at other farmers markets on the weekends, he added. In Mount Dora, The Village Market had its grand reopening in September 2012. Don Stuart, market manag er, said vendors make a market successful. All markets begin and end with the ven dors, he said. The Village Market has nearly 40 vendors, and 75 to 80 percent of them sell food or food-related products, Stuart said, adding his vendors are ercely loyal. They consider it their market, he said. They have a great loyalty to the market; thats ex tremely difcult to de velop. So Im very, very proud of that. The Mount Dora Vil lage Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in Eliza beth Evans Park, with a few exceptions because of major events going on in Mount Dora. Cole Scharlau, the program manager for the Lake County Expo Center and Fair grounds, said the Lake County Farmers Mar ket has been around since 1969. During its busy season, its not uncommon to see 250 vendors there. Scharlua said keys to a successful farmers mar ket include community support, longevity, ven dor consistency, loca tion, size of the property and parking. Another really im portant thing for a suc cessful farmers mar ket is obviously good produce, fresh produce at good prices, which is what most people come here for, I would say, Scharlua said. Scharlua added loca tion might be the most important aspect. The Lake County farmers market starts at 8 a.m. every Thursday. Carol Peters is the owner of Slow Turtle Farm outside of Eus tis, and she sells at the Mount Dora Village Market. She also sold her pet food goat dairy products at the down town Eustis market from its beginning to its end. Peters said accessi bility, advertising and quality products are what drives success at farmers markets. Its not like a ea market where youre looking for bargains, she said. Youre look ing for regional items, either fresh (or) organ ic, as far as produce goes. Something that is made locally...They (buyers) want to know who it is that theyre purchasing from. MARKETS FROM PAGE A1 JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press SOCHI, Russia When Sven Kramer wins Olympic gold, he likes to celebrate by com muning with the Dutch fans who worship him. Four years ago at the Vancouver Games, 3,000 packed a cavernous hall and went wild when Kramer appeared. At the Sochi Olym pics, Kramer again par tied with his ock after leading a Dutch sweep of medals in the 5,000 meters. But what was a roiling sea of people cheering him in Van couver shrank to little more than a pond al though still a very hap py and noisy pond in Sochi. Although these are early days at Russias rst Winter Games, in dications are that some would-be spectators from overseas have stayed home, seeming ly scared off by terror ist bombings, pervasive security, knotty Russian bureaucracy and the big bucks needed to reach President Vladimir Pu tins winter wonderland on the Black Sea coast and in the Caucasus Mountains. Some Olympic ven ues have a very Rus sian feel. Figure-skat ing crowds, for example, seem to be al most exclusively Rus sian. On the rst eve ning of competition, even four women wav ing a French tricolor for Frances skating team turned out to be Rus sians from Moscow. Many foreigners who have made it to Sochi fall into three camps: experienced world travelers who arent easily spooked; diehard Olympic regulars who would travel to any host city; or corpo rate types and wealth ier tourists who dele gate travel logistics to others. Spunky Japanese re tiree Mitsuko Taguchi, 80, is in the rst group. Having previously trav eled to hotspots Af ghanistan and Paki stan, she was unfazed by terror threats target ing the games. But the expense of traveling to Sochi from the southern Japanese island of Kyushu made her wince. Taguchi said she knew of at least ve other people who ap plied to her travel agent, but only one of them ended up joining her. Including hotel, ights and a $2,000 tick et to the opening cer emony and others for gure skating, she cal culated the cost of her ve-night stay in Sochi at $18,000. Taguchi said that is four times what she spent at the 2012 London Games, where she found a cheap bed and breakfast, traveled on public transport and bought black-mar ket tickets. Very expensive here. I was surprised, she said after cheering on Japanese teenage skat ing phenom Yuzuru Hanyu. Fans shun Sochi over bombs, bureaucracy, big bucks MATT DUNHAM / AP Gold medallist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands walks through a crowd of cheering fans after winning the gold in the mens 5,000-meter speedskating race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


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You can submit your letters by: Email (preferred) to: letters@dailycommercial.com By regular mail to: Voices P.O. Box 490007 Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 By fax to: 325-365-1951 W hen I was in college, I at tended a lecture by Elea nor Smeal, feminist icon, former president of the Nation al Organization for Women and founder of the Feminist Majority. I was swept up in womens is sues at the time. I marched with my classmates in an annual Take Back the Night event, protest ing violence against women. I took womens studies classes, lots of them enough to make the course of study my second major. When men challenged me on my beliefs, I frequently respond ed with phrases like, You cant possibly understand what its like to be a woman. But as I watched Smeal de scribe the plight of the modern female with what seemed like disdain for her biological condi tion, a twinge of doubt emerged within me and began to spread. I couldnt help but feel that she didnt like me, or herself, or women at all, really. Indeed, much of what we gen erally refer to as womens issues today is cloaked in a subtle but in sidious strain of female self-loath ing. Women are bombarded with the message that they are the woebegone victims of biology, history and culture. The path to freedom is marked by being less like women and more like men. We see this theme throughout our culture, but it is most con spicuous in campaigns to en courage female sexual license, which we now euphemistically refer to as reproductive rights. This concept is predicated on the belief that only in an envi ronment where the consequenc es of sexual activity are identical between the genders, will wom en be truly free and equal. The problem for women, de spite the insistence of some on the left, is that the risks of sexu al freedom will never be identi cal to those of their male coun terparts, precisely because, as New York Times columnist Ross Douthat writes, men can take advantage of a social landscape in which sex has been decou pled from marriage but biology hasnt been abolished. In other words, our societal sea change in sexual attitudes may actually contradict human nature, at great detriment to women. A study by University of Texas sociologist and researcher Mark Regnerus found that striking numbers of young women are participating in unwanted sex and that they engage in it not because of their own personal, biological desires but because of powerful cultural inuences. Contraception and abortion often exacerbate this problem; while each may prevent certain consequences for women, the emotional and psychological risks are far more complex but no less serious. An in-depth look at the hookup culture in university life by the Times last year reinforces the no tions that even among women of divergent backgrounds, the pres sure to adopt the sexual prefer ences of men over their own is a powerful driver of their behavior. In the changing sexual market place, women increasingly ac cept the male preference for ca sual ings over monogamous relationships because they have run out of choices. As one student put it, in a dat ing paradigm where men have the control, women stop ex pecting that theyre going to get a boyfriend. Instead, they just give in and conform to mens de sires, often eschewing their own natural tendencies. In an effort to gain power through sexual liberation, many women nd themselves less lib erated and more conned to be having in a certain way, as they are pressured to deny their na ture in the same contemptuous manner modeled by many femi nist leaders. The danger here is that (usually progressive) public policies claim ing to empower women may in fact have a damaging effect by normalizing behavior that, absent outside pressure, women may not ordinarily engage in. Further, the unrelenting politi cal push for reproductive rights all but ensures that men will re linquish more and more sexu al responsibility. There is no need for them to attend to something that is a womens issue. So-called reproductive rights will be a frequently used and highly charged political weap on in the coming elections, as it was during the 2012 cycle, when Democrats successfully por trayed their opponents as pur veyors of a war on women. But the war on women has far more insidious roots than most progressives will ever acknowl edge, and the next generation of females are the ones who will suffer. Cynthia M. Allen is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Readers may send her email at cmallen@star-telegram.com. OTHER VOICES Cynthia M. Allen MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The real war on women is far more insidious than we acknowledge The newspaper of choice for Lake and Sumter counties since 1875 EDITORIALS Editorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. Local editorials are published Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. COLUMNS Columns are the opinion of the writer whose byline and picture appears with them. They do not necessarily reect the opinion of the newspaper, and are chosen to represent a diversity of views. If you would like to submit a guest column on a local, state or national issue, email your submission to letters@dailycom mercial.com, or mail it to Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photo to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. T he blockbuster theft of credit card data from Target during the holiday shop ping rush was just one example of the way outdated cards are leaving Ameri cans more vulnerable to fraud and identi ty theft than shoppers are in other devel oped countries. The good news is that the credit card industry is in the process of x ing part of the problem. The bad news is that squabbling among retailers, banks and payment processors is getting in the way of a more complete solution. The United States is one of the few remain ing places where credit and debit cards rely on a magnetic stripe, rather than a microchip, to store and transmit account information. Magnetic stripes are easy to steal information from and to counterfeit, but thats next to im possible with chips. Thats why, as other coun tries switched to chip-based smart cards, hackers shifted their attention to U.S. targets. Belatedly, the companies that process credit card transactions (such as Visa and MasterCard) have given banks and retail ers until October 2015 to adopt smart cards. If a bank issues the new cards but a retail er doesnt equip itself to read them, liabil ity for any losses caused by fraud will shift from the bank to the retailer. Thats as far as banks and credit card companies want to go; thus far theyre refusing to require con sumers to use personal identication num bers with smart cards, arguing that many retailers dont the necessary PIN pads. But requiring PIN use would help combat the unauthorized use of legitimate cards, which seems worth the cost that the added equip ment would impose on some retailers. Unfortunately, even more sophisticated cards cant stop fraud in online shopping, where there are no smart-card readers or PIN pads. The key there is to prevent hack ers from stealing account information in the rst place, which means that any company storing such data must keep it encrypted. Several Senate Democrats have called for federal regulators to set minimum stan dards for protecting stored data. As tempt ing as this may be, however, the federal gov ernment should not be telling companies which technologies to use. Such mandates cant possibly keep pace with the techniques being developed by hackers and the securi ty companies trying to stop them. Instead, lawmakers should make it more expensive for companies that lose credit card data by requiring them to do more to protect cus tomers in the event of a breach. For start ers, companies could be required to cover the cost of issuing new cards and, in the case of stolen debit card data, new checks. Today, too many retailers behave as if its costlier to protect credit card numbers than to lose them. Its time to ip that equation around. From the Los Angeles Times. A VOICE Is your credit card safe? Editors Note: Gary Trudeau is on vacation this week. Enjoy these strips from 2013. Indeed, much of what we generally refer to as womens issues today is cloaked in a subtle but insidious strain of female self-loathing. Women are bombarded with the message that they are the woebegone victims of biology, history and culture.


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SPORTS EDITOR FRANK JOLLEY 352-365-8268 Sports sports@dailycommercial.com B1 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, February 10, 2014 www.dailycommercial.com OKLA ST: Smart to sit 3 games for shoving fan / B3 TODAY ON TV MENS SPEEDSKATING; MENS BIATHLON 12.5M PURSUIT, 3 p.m., NBC WOMENS ALPINE SKATING; MENS FREESTYLE SKIING; MENS SHORT TRACK 15OO FINAL, 8 p.m., NBC WOMENS SHORT TRACK, 12:05 a.m., NBC MENS SPEEDSKATING, 7:30 a.m., NBCSN WOMENS LUGE, 11:15 a.m., NBCSN HOCKEY GAME OF THE DAY, 5 p.m., NBCSN MENS HOCKEY 5 p.m., NBCSN WOMENS CURLING, 3 a.m., NBCSN MENS, WOMENS CROSS-COUNTRY, 5 a.m., NBCSN WOMENS HOCKEY, 10 a.m., MSNBC NOTE: Due to the 9 hour time difference between Sochi and Leesburg, many events are tape delayed. UCF guard Matt Williams, left, and Connecticuts Niels Giffey (5) battle for a loose ball during the rst half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday in Orlando. PHELAN M. EBENHACK / AP Associated Press ORLANDO Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Na pier each had 17 points and seven rebounds, and No. 22 Connecticut easi ly defeated UCF 75-55 on Sunday night. The Huskies (18-5, 6-4 American Athletic Confer ence) got 16 points from DeAndre Daniels and 11 from Ryan Boatright. Isaiah Sykes led UCF with 17 points and re serve Justin McBride added 13, all in the sec ond half. The Knights, who have lost eight straight, didnt have an other player in double gures after shooting just 39.2 percent from the oor. UConn had 9-0 and 10-0 runs in the rst half, helping the Huskies build a 41-24 halftime edge. McBride, who entered the game with just under 15 minutes to go and UCF trailing 47-29, scored 11 points in 7 minutes. When teammate Ka sey Wilson hit a 3-point er with 7:20 to play, the Knights had closed the gap to 57-49, but that was as close as they got. KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press ORLANDO Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and the Or lando Magic rallied to surprise the Indiana Pac ers 93-92 on Sunday night Indiana stole Orlandos inbounds pass with nine seconds left and Paul George was able to get off a 20-foot jumper. But it was deected and rebounded by the Magic, who ran out the clock. Orlando has now beaten the top teams in both conferences in back-to-back games, hav ing stunned Oklahoma City on Friday. The vic tory ties the Magics season-high win streak of three games. It also extends their home win streak to ve consecutive games. Nik Vucevic added 19 points and 13 re bounds. George led the Pacers with 27 points. Lance Stephenson added 16. The loss ends Indianas win streak at four games. The Pacers carried over some momen tum from the rst half and built as much as a 17-point lead in the third quarter. That advan tage was cut to 10 entering the fourth. But Orlando recovered some of its early-game energy, and started the nal quarter on a 14-3 run to take its rst lead of the second half 7877 with less than 8 minutes to play. It would grow as high as 88-81 before the Magic cooled off missing four straight shots and allowed the Pacers to cut it to 88-86 on a 3-pointer by George. But the Magic found their shot and got their lead back to six with just over a minute to play. Another 3-pointer by George on the other end trimmed it back to 92-90 with 37.7 seconds remaining. That was followed by an offensive foul on Oladipo which turned the ball back over to Indiana. George got free at the top of the key for an other attempt from 3, but his shot bounced off the back of the rim and was grabbed by Oladi po, who was fouled. He connected on 1 of 2, but a scramble for the rebound ended up in a jump ball between David West and Glen Davis. West tapped it near midcourt, and George Hill was able to scoop it up and sprint ahead for a layup to cut it to 93-92 with just 14.9 seconds left. The Pacers led 52-43 at the half, but had to dig out of a rst-quarter hole to get there. The Magic led by six points late in the rst quarter before the Pacers used an 18-5 spurt to take the lead back early in the second. PHOTOS BY DARRON CUMMINIGS / AP ABOVE: Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia, left, react after competing in the team free ice dance gure skating competition on Sunday in Sochi, Russia. BELOW: Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States compete in the team free ice dance gure skating competition. JOHN RAOUX / AP Orlando Magics Nikola Vucevic (9) looks for an open lane around Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert (55) on Sunday during the rst half in Orlando. BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia Russia Rules. The host nation won its rst gold medal of the Sochi Olym pics on Sunday night in the new event of team gure skating. The resurgence of Russias once dominant gure skating ma chine was led by veteran Evge ni Plushenko and teenager Julia Lipnitskaia. In an Iceberg arena packed with their exulting countrymen, including President Vladimir Putin, the Russians skated away from Canada and the United States to win the gold before the nal free dance even started. In no discipline did they nish worse than third in compiling 75 points to 65 for Canada and 60 for the Americans. It was a rout built on the ex perience of Plushenko, the con summate showman who now owns medals from four Olym pics his two gold and two sil ver are a record for modern-era gure skaters. It was capped by the freshness of the 15-year-old Lipnitskaia, who donned a Russia baseball cap when she was done with her sublime tour of the ice, sat with her triumphant teammates and grinned like the school kid she is. I was calm, Lipnitskaia said, adding it was her coaches, par ents and teammates who were nervous. It didnt matter that some oth er countries sat out their top skaters or that the Russians did the same in pairs and dance. It never really was a contest. Im 31 and Im happy gold, silver or bronze, Plushenko said. The Americans bronze effort was led by world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who won both the short and free dance, and helped by na tional champion Gracie Golds superb free skate, which the judges scored second behind Lipnitskaia. Canada didnt win any seg ment, but built enough points throughout to take silver. But those are just details. This was a night for a Russian show that might be celebrated as much as the Bolshoi. It signals the countrys re turn to the top of a sport it once owned. As the Soviet Union or Russia, the host nation had won 51 Olympic gure skating med als. But there were no golds in Vancouver four years ago, a rst since the country was blanked in 1960. Now, after one event, Russia stands atop the medals podium. All 10 of its skaters who par ticipated in the team content Russia takes team figure skating gold, US bronze Knights suffer eighth straight loss, shoot 39 percent from the oor SEE BRONZE | B2 Davis, White performance wins ice dance segment UCF no match for No. 22 UConn Magic rally in 4th quarter, stun Pacers 93-92


B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, February 10, 2014 National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 26 24 .520 Brooklyn 23 26 .469 2 New York 20 31 .392 6 Boston 18 34 .346 9 Philadelphia 15 36 .294 11 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 35 14 .714 Atlanta 25 24 .510 10 Washington 25 25 .500 10 Charlotte 22 29 .431 14 Orlando 16 37 .302 21 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 39 11 .780 Chicago 25 25 .500 14 Detroit 21 29 .420 18 Cleveland 18 33 .353 21 Milwaukee 9 41 .180 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 37 14 .725 Houston 34 17 .667 3 Dallas 31 21 .596 6 Memphis 27 23 .540 9 New Orleans 22 28 .440 14 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 41 12 .774 Portland 36 15 .706 4 Denver 24 25 .490 15 Minnesota 24 27 .471 16 Utah 17 33 .340 22 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 35 18 .660 Phoenix 30 20 .600 3 Golden State 30 21 .588 4 L.A. Lakers 18 33 .353 16 Sacramento 17 34 .333 17 Saturdays Games San Antonio 104, Charlotte 100 Detroit 126, Denver 109 Memphis 79, Atlanta 76 Portland 117, Minnesota 110 Houston 101, Milwaukee 95 Phoenix 122, Golden State 109 Utah 94, Miami 89 Sundays Games Oklahoma City 112, New York 100 Chicago 92, L.A. Lakers 86 Orlando 93, Indiana 92 Brooklyn 93, New Orleans 81 Dallas 102, Boston 91 Washington 93, Sacramento 84 Cleveland 91, Memphis 83, OT Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, late Todays Games Denver at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Toronto, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games Sacramento at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Dallas at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Mens College Basketball Scores EAST Holy Cross 66, Bucknell 50 Illinois 60, Penn St. 55 Iona 101, Canisius 91 Manhattan 78, Niagara 77 St. Peters 61, Monmouth (NJ) 50 Syracuse 57, Clemson 44 UMass 73, Rhode Island 68 SOUTH Southern Miss. 81, Charlotte 64 Tulane 68, Marshall 65 MIDWEST Bradley 83, Evansville 66 Detroit 83, Youngstown St. 81, OT Indiana St. 60, Drake 56 Loyola of Chicago 79, Illinois St. 69 Valparaiso 63, Oakland 60 W. Michigan 74, N. Illinois 71 Wisconsin 60, Michigan St. 58 SOUTHWEST Houston 88, Temple 74 Womens Basketball Scores EAST Hofstra 66, William & Mary 56 Maine 65, Binghamton 53 NYU 72, Case Reserve 56 Quinnipiac 65, Canisius 51 Rider 82, Niagara 72 Stony Brook 76, New Hampshire 63 Temple 64, Memphis 51 UConn 81, Louisville 64 Villanova 62, Seton Hall 57 Wake Forest 74, Pittsburgh 70 SOUTH Auburn 51, Mississippi St. 43 Centre 80, Berry 64 Drexel 57, UNC Wilmington 43 Florida 86, Kentucky 80 Florida St. 72, Boston College 55 Georgia 84, Mississippi 63 Georgia Tech 89, Miami 87 James Madison 82, Towson 40 Maryland 95, Clemson 43 NC State 72, Virginia Tech 71, OT Northeastern 61, Coll. of Charleston 53 Rhodes 75, Birmingham-Southern 57 Sewanee 69, Oglethorpe 53 Silver Lake 75, Finlandia 64 South Carolina 67, Arkansas 49 MIDWEST Alabama 59, Missouri 56 Ball St. 63, N. Illinois 50 Bowling Green 91, Miami (Ohio) 45 Cent. Michigan 74, Buffalo 63 DePaul 80, Creighton 66 E. Michigan 68, Ohio 55 Minnesota 66, Illinois 61 Missouri St. 78, Bradley 72 Notre Dame 101, Syracuse 64 Oklahoma 81, Kansas 71 Penn St. 74, Ohio St. 54 Purdue 65, Michigan 56 Toledo 83, Kent St. 55 Wichita St. 65, Loyola of Chicago 50 Baylor 81, Oklahoma St. 64 Texas 71, Iowa St. 64 Texas A&M 72, LSU 67 FAR WEST Arizona 68, Arizona St. 49 California 87, Washington St. 70 Washington 87, Stanford 82 National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over time loss. Saturdays Games St. Louis 4, Winnipeg 3, SO Philadelphia 2, Calgary 1 Boston 7, Ottawa 2 Toronto 3, Vancouver 1 Montreal 4, Carolina 1 Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2 Colorado 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Washington 3, New Jersey 0 Anaheim 5, Nashville 2 Dallas 2, Phoenix 1 Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Winter Olympic Medals Table At Sochi, Russia Through Sunday, Feb. 9 (7 of 8 events Sunday) (12 of 13 total events) Nation G S B Tot Norway 2 1 3 6 Netherlands 2 1 1 4 United States 2 0 2 4 Canada 1 2 1 4 Russia 1 2 1 4 Austria 1 1 0 2 Sweden 0 2 0 2 Czech Republic 0 1 1 2 Italy 0 1 1 2 Germany 1 0 0 1 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 Switzerland 1 0 0 1 Finland 0 1 0 1 Britain 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1 Olympic Speedskating Results Sunday At Sochi, Russia Womens 3000 1. Irene Wust, Netherlands, 4:00.34. 2. Martina Sablikova, Czech Republic, 4:01.95. 3. Olga Graf, Russia, 4:03.47. 4. Claudia Pechstein, Germany, 4:05.26. 5. Annouk van der Weijden, Netherlands, 4:05.75. 6. Ida Njaatun, Norway, 4:06.732. 7. Katarzyna Bachleda Curus, Poland, 4:06.739. 8. Antoinette de Jong, Netherlands, 4:06.77. 9. Yuliya Skokova, Russia, 4:09.36. 10. Shiho Ishizawa, Japan, 4:09.39. Olympic Figure Skating Results Sunday At Sochi, Russia Team Event Final Ranking 1. Russia (Julia Lipnitskaia, Evgeni Plushenko, Ksenia Stolbova, Fedor Klimov, Tatiana Volosozhar, Maxim Trankov, Ekaterina Bobrova, Dmitri Soloviev, Elena Ilinykh, Nikita Katsalapov), 75. 2. Canada (Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Kirsten Moore-towers, Dylan Moscovitch, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir), 65. 3. United States (Gracie Gold, El Segundo, Calif.; Ashley Wagner, Alexandria, Va.; Jeremy Abbott, Aspen, Colo.; Marissa Castelli, Cranston, R.I.; Si mon Shnapir, Sudbury, Mass.; Meryl Davis, West Bloomeld, Mich.; Charlie White, Bloomeld Hills, Mich.), 60. 4. Italy, 52. 5. Japan, 22. Olympic Mens Downhill Results Sunday At Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (Start position in parentheses) 1. (11) Matthias Mayer, Austria, 2:06.23. 2. (20) Christof Innerhofer, Italy, 2:06.29. 3. (8) Kjetil Jansrud, Norway, 2:06.33. 4. (18) Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway, 2:06.52. 5. (7) Travis Ganong, United States, 2:06.64. 6. (3) Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 2:06.71. 7. (14) Peter Fill, Italy, 2:06.72. 8. (15) Bode Miller, United States, 2:06.75. 9. (9) Max Franz, Austria, 2:07.03. 10. (21) Erik Guay, Canada, 2:07.04. 11. (17) Dominik Paris, Italy, 2:07.13. 12. (10) Werner Heel, Italy, 2:07.16. 13. (13) Beat Feuz, Switzerland, 2:07.49. 14. (27) Didier Defago, Switzerland, 2:07.79. 15. (16) Patrick Kueng, Switzerland, 2:07.82. Sundays Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS Placed LHP Scott El bert on the 60-day DL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DETROIT PISTONS Fired coach Maurice Cheeks. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS Assigned D Nathan Beaulieu to Hamilton (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS Reassigned Fs Simon Moser and Colton Sissons to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS Assigned D Jon Merrill to Albany (AHL). 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Just email them to sports@dailycommercial.com IF YOURE PLAYING, WERE INTERESTED BOXING 10 p.m. FS1 Junior middleweights, Julian Williams (14-0-1) vs. Alex Bunema (31-10-2); welterweights, Errol Spence Jr. (10-0-0) vs. Peter Olouch (12-6-2); welterweights, Fidel Maldonado Jr. (17-2-0) vs. John Nater (13-4-0), at San Antonio MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Miami at Florida St. ESPNU Iowa St. at West Virginia FS1 Providence at Georgetown 9 p.m. ESPN Kansas at Kansas St. ESPNU Maryland at Virginia NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FS-Florida Orlando at Milwaukee WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 North Carolina at Duke 9 p.m. ESPN2 Vanderbilt at Tennessee WINTER OLYMPICS At Sochi, Russia All events taped unless noted as Live NBC 3 p.m. Mens Speedskating 500 Gold Medal Final; Mens Biathlon 12.5km Pursuit Gold Medal Final 8 p.m. Womens Alpine Skiing Super Combined Gold Medal Final; Mens Freestyle Skiing Moguls Gold Medal Final; Mens Short Track 1500 Gold Medal Final 12:05 a.m. Womens Short Track Competition; Womens Luge Competition NBCSN 7:30 a.m. Mens Speedskating 500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE) 11:15 a.m. Womens Luge Competition (LIVE); Womens Curling Sweden vs. Britain 5 p.m. Game of the Day: Hockey 3 a.m. Womens Curling United States vs. Russia 5 a.m. Mens and Womens Cross-Country Individual Sprint Competition (LIVE) MSNBC 10 a.m. Womens Hockey Finland vs. Canada (LIVE) CNBC 5 p.m. Mens Curling United States vs. Norway USA 5 a.m. Mens Curling United States vs. China (LIVE) stood at attention to gether on the top plat form during the ow ers presentation, and every fan in the Iceberg including Putin, wearing a red eece with logos of two Rus sian companies and a brand of French sun glasses celebrated along with them. Its a place the sen sational Lipnitskaia could regularly visit, just as Plushenko has for more than a de cade. Her routine to Schindlers List was mesmerizing. With maturity and grace be yond her years, she clearly was never both ered by her surround ings on this golden night for Russia. She is a genius, Plushenko said. Give Plushenko plenty of credit, too. He says hes had 12 surgeries. He barely competed after nish ing second to Amer ican Evan Lysacek in 2010 at the Vancouver Games. And he had to convince his federa tion he deserved to be in Sochi after nishing second at the national championships. Mission accom plished. This games is the hardest for me, he said. All the fans are cheering so hard that you literally cannot do badly because they do everything with you. You get goose bumps. Skating to Best of Plushenko, there were mistakes in his jumps and not much in be tween them aside from the required footwork. It was not his best, but he scored 168.20 points. That was good enough with threetime world champion Patrick Chan of Can ada and short pro gram winner Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan taking the night off to rest for the upcoming individ ual mens event. They were replaced by the lower-ranked Kevin Reynolds and Tatsuki Machida, respectively, and they nished sec ond and third. American Jason Brown of Highland Park, Ill., was fourth. Davis and White beat their top rivals and training partners, de fending champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, in both dance disciplines. BRONZE FROM PAGE B1 BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. Dan Haren is back close to home and ever so happy to be there. The 33-year-old right-hander doesnt have to be the man in this rotation, or even the No. 2 or No. 3 pitch er, not with the loads of talent around him on his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. He ts nicely into the No. 4 starter role oc cupied last season by Ricky Nolasco, who de sired a long-term deal and wound up getting a four-year contract with Minnesota. Haren, who signed a one-year, $10 million contract, comes to the Dodgers with con dence after a strong nal half of the season with the Washington Nationals a year ago. With at least 30 starts in each of his past 10 seasons, he believes he brings durability to the back end of the Los An geles rotation. I take the ball ev ery fth day or what ever is asked, he said. More often than not, I keep the team in the game. With the offense we have and the bull pen we have, its really a perfect t I think. Haren threw his rst bullpen session of the spring on Sunday, the rst workout day for the Dodgers pitch ers and catchers. Ari zona and Los Angeles opened spring train ing earlier than usual because they open the regular season with a pair of games in Syd ney, Australia March 22-23. The Dodgers were joined by their lat est pitcher signing, lefthander Paul Maholm, who signed a one-year deal on Saturday. Maholm could take the No. 5 spot if Josh Beckett isnt fully recov ered from surgery to re pair a nerve condition. Regardless, his addi tion provides depth for the Dodgers, who had injury problems last year at the bottom of their rotation. Haren signed last No vember, early for a free agent. With free agent starters still looking for jobs, or having to settle for less than they want ed, hes glad he decided so early. For him, it was an easy choice to join the reign ing NL West champs. It was really being close to home and be ing on a championship club, he said. You couldnt ask for any thing more. His home is in Or ange County, about a 50-mile drive from the ballpark. He and his wife have a bevy of rel atives throughout the Los Angeles area. Haren had played nine seasons with teams in the west Oakland, Arizona and the Los An geles Angels before signing his one-year deal with the Nationals. From the start, it was a struggle. He had an ERA above six through the rst half of the sea son with an abun dance of home runs al lowed. But after being sidelined briey with a shoulder problem, Har en came back strong. In his last 15 starts with the Nationals, he had a 3.29 ERA. It was 2.89 over his nal ve outings. I was trying to do too much, rather than pitch how I normally do, which is really sim ple, get the ball down, and getting ahead. Dodgers Haren loves being in LA PAUL SANCYA / AP Los Angeles Dodgers Dan Haren pitches during spring training on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COLLEGE BASKETBALL JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer SYRACUSE, N.Y. C.J. Fair scored 19 points, Jerami Grant added 12 and No. 1 Syracuse beat Clemson 57-44 on Sunday night to remain un beaten. Syracuse (23-0, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Confer ence) extended its school record for wins to start a season and matched the program mark for consecutive wins, established in the 191617 and 1917-18 seasons. It was the third meet ing between the teams and rst in Syracuse, and the Oranges rst victory. It was the 10th time Clemson (15-7, 6-4) had faced the No. 1 team in the nation, and the Ti gers have yet to win. The last time Clemson played a No. 1 team was against North Caroli na, an 86-81 loss in the 2008 ACC tournament, and the Tigers last true road game against the nations No. 1 team was Feb. 8, 2004, an 81-55 loss at Duke. Trevor Cooney nished with 11 points and Tyler Ennis had six points, ve assists and one turnover. Grant also had eight rebounds and Fair grabbed seven. K.J. McDaniels, the only player in the country leading his team in scoring, rebounding, blocks, steals and 3-pointers, had 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Clemson. Jordan Roper and Jaron Blossomgame each scored seven points. Syracuse shot 44.4 percent (24 of 54) and held the best defensive team in the nation to 14-of-41 shooting (34.1 percent). The Orange also committed just ve turnovers and domi nated the paint, 32-14. No. 1 Syracuse tops Clemson 57-44 for 23rd consecutive win


Monday, February 10, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL B3 NBA BASKETBALL COLLEGE BASKETBALL ANDY MANIS / AP Wisconsins Traevon Jackson shoots the game-winning basket against Michigan States Gary Harris (14) and Adreian Payne on Sunday in Madison, Wis. GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, seconds after Michigan States Adreian Payne tied it with a 3, and Wiscon sin beat the ninthranked Spartans 6058 on Sunday. The Badgers (195, 6-5 Big Ten) com mitted 14 turnovers, six more than their NCAA-leading 8.3 per game, but gutted out a win over the Spartans (20-4, 9-2). A desperation 3 by Michigan State from midcourt banged off the rim as time ex pired, and the Wis consin faithful erupt ed with applause. The victory snapped a three-game losing skid at home. Tied at 58, coach Bo Ryan again put the ball in the hands of Jackson, who has a history of hitting clutch shots. With a man in his face, Jackson veered left of the lane and pulled up from about 10 feet to give Wiscon sin the lead in a fre netic nal minute. Nigel Hayes led Wis consin with 14 points, while Sam Dekker added 11. Payne had 24 points. Travis Trice added 13 points for Michi gan State, though Big Ten-leading scorer Gary Harris was held to six points on 3-of20 shooting after be ing shadowed most of the afternoon by de fensive specialist Josh Gasser. And yet Michi gan State still had a chance late, even with guard Keith Appling sitting out a second straight game with a wrist injury. CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY The showdown be tween the NBAs top two scorers turned out to be a mismatch. Oklahoma Citys Kev in Durant outscored New Yorks Carmelo Anthony 41-15, and the Oklahoma City Thun der defeated the New York Knicks 112-100 on Sunday. Durant, the leagues leading scorer, also had 10 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony, the leagues No. 2 scorer, nished with 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting for the Knicks. Thunder coach Scott Brooks took Durant out of the game with 1:24 remaining, leaving Durant short of a rare 40-point triple-double by a single assist. I got on Serge (Iba ka), Durant said, laughing. He missed a dunk and he passed up a shot. Durant also was largely responsible for guarding Anthony. He missed some shots that he normal ly makes, Durant said. I just tried to play as strong as I can, con test some shots and not get discouraged when he hits them because he makes tough shots and hes a guy that can get hot. I just try to rely on my teammates, and they did a great job of helping me out, build ing a wall behind me, and I just tried to play as hard as I can. Reggie Jackson had 19 points and six as sists and Ibaka had 16 points and nine re bounds for the Thun der, who were com ing off a 103-102 loss to struggling Orlando on Friday. Raymond Felton and Amare Stoudemire each scored 16 points for the Knicks, who have lost four of ve. The Thunder made 12 3-pointers and shot 55 percent overall. Oklahoma City led 58-53 at halftime as Durant outscored An thony 19-7. The Thunder assert ed themselves in the third quarter. Jackson drained a 3-pointer to put the Thunder up 76-64 midway through the period. Durants 3-pointer gave the Thunder an 81-69 edge, and the Knicks called a timeout. New York cut Okla homa Citys lead to 8680 early in the fourth quarter on a dunk by Jeremy Tyler, but Okla homa City pulled away. A 3-pointer by Du rant pushed Oklahoma Citys lead to 95-86. Oklahoma City led 97-88 with 5:34 re maining when Ibaka was issued a techni cal foul. Anthony made the free throw, but the Knicks didnt get any thing out of the posses sion. The Thunder took control from there as a long jumper by Iba ka put Oklahoma City ahead 105-90. BULLS 92, LAKERS 86 LOS ANGELES Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chi cago Bulls held off the stubborn Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 on Sun day after nearly blow ing a 19-point lead. Taj Gibson added 18 points for the Bulls, who never trailed against an injury-ravaged Lak ers squad missing Kobe Bryant, Pau Gas ol, Jordan Farmar, Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Xavier Henry. Gasol, who had a sea son-high 19 rebounds the previous time the teams met, missed his fourth straight game because of a groin strain. Center Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points off the bench for the Lakers. NETS 93, PELICANS 81 NEW YORK Rook ie Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 22 points and matched his best with 13 re bounds in a high-y ing performance, and the Brooklyn Nets used their best defensive rst half in eight years as the springboard for a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. Brooklyn held New Orleans to 28 points in the rst 24 minutes, its lowest total since also allowing 28 against the Lakers on Nov. 27, 2005. The Nets were fu eled by their reserves, with their top scorers coming off their bench and no starters nish ing in double gures. Mirza Teletovic had 13 points and 11 re bounds for the Nets, who improved to 13-5 overall and 9-2 at home in 2014. Alan Anderson scored 13 points. Anthony Davis had 24 points and nine re bounds for the Peli cans, who had won sev en of 10. They used big fourth-quarter come backs to win their pre vious two games, but fell too far behind to come back in this one. MAVS 102, CAVS 91 BOSTON Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Shawn Mar ion nished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas in a 102-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, ex tending the Mavericks winning streak to a sea son-high ve straight. Jose Calderon added 18 points and Monta El lis scored 11 for Dallas, which won for the sixth time in seven games and pulled 10 games above .500 for the rst time this season. Durant scores 41, grabs 10 boards as OKC beats Knicks SUE OGROCKI / AP Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, is fouled by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the third quarter on Sunday in Oklahoma City. Jackson lifts Badgers over No. 9 Spartans NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT Even by the Detroit Pistons re cent standards, this was an abrupt change. Detroit red coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after less than a year as coach, with the Pistons languishing well below .500 despite offseason moves aimed at putting the strug gling franchise back in contention. Detroit is 21-29, and although the Pis tons still have a decent chance to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, their new roster has performed erratically. This was a difcult decision for the orga nization to make but we needed to make a change, team presi dent Joe Dumars said in a statement. We have great respect for Maurice and appreci ate his hard work. A person with knowl edge of Detroits plans said assistant John Loy er will take over as in terim coach. The per son spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not an nounced an interim coach yet. The Pistons havent made the playoffs since being swept in the rst round in 2009 in Mi chael Currys only sea son as their coach. Since then, Detroit has gone through two seasons under John Kuester and two under Lawrence Frank. After neither of them could make any real progress, Cheeks was brought in as Detroits ninth coach since the 1999-2000 season. In addition to hiring Cheeks last offseason, Detroit signed forward Josh Smith and traded for point guard Brandon Jennings, trying to bol ster a roster that already included young big men Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. But the mix has been uninspiring for the most part. The Pis tons have had prob lems defensively and have struggled to close out games in the fourth quarter. The poor attendance thats become com monplace at The Pal ace hasnt really im proved and Detroits 11-15 home record hasnt helped. Our record does not reect our talent and we simply need a change, Pistons own er Tom Gores said Sun day. We have not made the kind of progress that we should have over the rst half of the season. This is a young team and we knew there would be grow ing pains, but we can be patient only as long as there is progress. Pistons fire coach Maurice Cheeks AP FILE PHOTO Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) talks with head coach Maurice Cheeks on Dec. 10 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Detroit red Cheeks on Sunday after less than a year as coach. CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart was suspended three games Sunday by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing sec onds of the Cowboys loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night. The Big 12 act ed swiftly in banning the All-America guard Sunday, saying in a statement the penalty was handed down for inappropriate con duct with a spectator. Smart apologized for his actions before coach Travis Ford ex pressed support for the sophomore with out dismissing the se verity of the players actions. Marcus Smart made a big mis take last night. He knows that, Ford said. I know Marcus Smart. Pretty much been around him on a daily basis for two years. Undoubted ly, last night was not one of his finest mo ments. But hes had a lot of fine moments as a player and as a person. Smart will miss games against Texas, Oklahoma and Bay lor. He can return for the Cowboys Feb. 22 home game against Texas Tech. But Ford said Smart will be al lowed to practice. Late in Saturday nights game at Lub bock, Texas, Smart shoved Tech fan Jeff Orr with two hands after it appeared the Red Raiders fan said something to the top NBA prospect. Team mates quickly pulled Smart away as he pointed back in Orrs direction. Texas Tech re leased a statement saying they conduct ed a thorough inves tigation. Marcus Smart banned 3 games for shoving fan


B4 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, February 10, 2014 Joburg Open Leading Scores Sunday At Johannesburg At Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club Johannesburg East Course: 7,660 yards, par-72 West Course: 7,225 yards, par-71 Purse: $1.76 million Final George Coetzee, South Africa 65-68-69-66 268 Tyrrell Hatton, England 68-69-68-66 271 Jin Jeong, South Korea 65-69-66-71 271 Justin Walters, South Africa 64-70-64-73 271 Andy Sullivan, England 66-72-69-65 272 Alvaro Quiros, Spain 69-68-69-66 272 Matthew Baldwin, England 68-69-68-67 272 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 70-65-63-74 272 Danie van Tonder, South Africa 65-72-69-67 273 Seve Benson, England 68-68-70-68 274 Ross Fisher, England 69-69-68-68 274 Robert-Jan Derksen, Netherlands 65-74-67-68 274 Anthony Wall, England 69-70-66-69 274 David Horsey, England 70-63-70-71 274 Roope Kakko, Finland 70-64-67-73 274 Also Edoardo Molinari, Italy 64-68-72-75 279 Jason Knutzon, United States 67-71-70-72 280 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 69-70-72-72 283 John Hahn, United States 71-67-77-70 285 Daniel Im, United States 69-70-75-72 286 Ladies Australian Masters Leading Scores Sunday At RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Australia Purse: $337,820 Yardage: 6,647; Par: 73 Final a-amateur Cheyenne Woods, United States 69-67-71-69 276 a-Minjee Lee, Australia 70-70-69-69 278 Camilla Lennarth, Sweden 71-67-72-70 280 Stacy Lee Bregman, South Africa 69-67-72-72 280 Caroline Hedwall, Sweden 71-73-73-66 283 a-So Young Lee, South Korea 71-70-73-69 283 Minsun Kim, South Korea 72-68-73-70 283 Belen Mozo, Spain 73-73-73-65 284 Jessica Korda, United States 68-73-74-69 284 Yani Tseng, Taiwan 73-72-74-66 285 Charley Hull, England 73-66-76-70 285 Gwladys Nocera, France 71-73-71-70 285 Dewi Claire Schreefel, Netherlands 70-74-74-69 287 Sarah-Jane Smith, Australia 72-73-73-69 287 Rebecca Artis, Australia 70-74-73-70 287 Vikki Laing, Scotland 76-71-70-70 287 Alison Whitaker, Australia 75-69-69-74 287 Trish Johnson, England 71-66-73-77 287 Laura Davies, England 73-74-73-68 288 Allianz Championship Leading Scores Sunday At The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 6,807; Par: 72 Final x-won on second playoff hole) x-Michael Allen (240), $240,000 60-69-69 198 Duffy Waldorf (141), $140,800 68-63-67 198 Chien Soon Lu (115), $115,200 65-65-69 199 Tom Lehman (95), $95,200 65-67-68 200 Brad Bryant (70), $70,000 66-67-68 201 Jay Haas (70), $70,000 68-64-69 201 Bernhard Langer (54), $54,400 70-68-64 202 Rocco Mediate (54), $54,400 69-67-66 202 Jeff Hart (45), $44,800 68-66-69 203 Colin Montgomerie (40), $40,000 67-70-67 204 Wes Short, Jr. (40), $40,000 65-68-71 204 Mike Reid (0), $32,533 68-68-69 205 Olin Browne (0), $32,533 68-67-70 205 Gary Koch (0), $32,533 67-66-72 205 Mark Calcavecchia (0), $24,827 75-67-64 206 Roger Chapman (0), $24,827 69-68-69 206 Fred Funk (0), $24,827 71-66-69 206 John Inman (0), $24,827 70-68-68 206 Scott Dunlap (0), $24,827 63-67-76 206 Gene Sauers (0), $24,827 67-68-71 206 Tommy Armour III (0), $18,160 72-66-69 207 David Frost (0), $18,160 68-68-71 207 Bill Glasson (0), $18,160 69-69-69 207 Jeff Sluman (0), $18,160 68-70-69 207 Russ Cochran (0), $14,592 70-69-69 208 Doug Garwood (0), $14,592 70-68-70 208 Kenny Perry (0), $14,592 68-67-73 208 John Riegger (0), $14,592 69-67-72 208 Rod Spittle (0), $14,592 69-69-70 208 Hale Irwin (0), $12,053 67-73-69 209 Steve Elkington (0), $12,053 67-74-68 209 Mark McNulty (0), $12,053 74-65-70 209 Mark Brooks (0), $10,560 72-68-70 210 Steve Pate (0), $10,560 71-70-69 210 Peter Senior (0), $10,560 71-71-68 210 Mike Goodes (0), $9,173 68-72-71 211 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Scores Sunday At Pebble Beach, Calif. p-Pebble Beach: 6,816 yards, par-72 s-Spyglass Hill GC: 6,953 yards, par-72 m-Monterey Peninsula: 6,867 yards, par-71 Purse: $6.6 million Final Jimmy Walker (500), $1,188,000 66p-69s-67m-74 276 Dustin Johnson (245), $580,800 68s-73m-70p-66 277 Jim Renner (245), $580,800 65m-73p-72s-67 277 Jordan Spieth (123), $290,400 67s-67m-78p-67 279 Kevin Na (123), $290,400 72p-68s-70m-69 279 Hunter Mahan (100), $237,600 68p-68s-72m-72 280 Graeme McDowell (85), $205,700 71s-71m-72p-67 281 Pat Perez (85), $205,700 69m-70p-71s-71 281 Tim Wilkinson (85), $205,700 67p-72s-69m-73 281 Bryce Molder (70), $165,000 72m-71p-69s-70 282 Chesson Hadley (70), $165,000 71s-70m-70p-71 282 Richard H. Lee (70), $165,000 65m-72p-72s-73 282 Will MacKenzie (56), $116,600 69m-74p-70s-70 283 Cameron Tringale (56), $116,600 70p-73s-71m-69 283 Patrick Reed (56), $116,600 69s-70m-75p-69 283 Victor Dubuisson (0), $116,600 73m-67p-74s-69 283 Brian Davis (56), $116,600 68p-74s-70m-71 283 Scott Gardiner (56), $116,600 65m-73p-77s-68 283 Steven Bowditch (49), $71,775 68m-70p-75s-71 284 Seung-Yul Noh (49), $71,775 72m-71p-71s-70 284 Daniel Summerhays (49), $71,775 69m-69p-74s-72 284 Jason Kokrak (49), $71,775 74s-68m-70p-72 284 Roberto Castro (49), $71,775 70s-73m-71p-70 284 Brice Garnett (49), $71,775 75p-68s-68m-73 284 Michael Thompson (49), $71,775 71s-68m-72p-73 284 Phil Mickelson (49), $71,775 66m-73p-71s-74 284 Padraig Harrington (42), $46,860 72p-69s-72m-72 285 Andrew Loupe (42), $46,860 63m-73p-76s-73 285 Russell Knox (42), $46,860 70p-72s-70m-73 285 Jim Herman (42), $46,860 70m-70p-71s-74 285 Robert Garrigus (42), $46,860 67m-71p-73s-74 285 Wes Roach (38), $39,050 67m-74p-72s-73 286 Robert Streb (38), $39,050 67p-75s-72m-72 286 Ryan Palmer (38), $39,050 72s-66m-72p-76 286 Jim Furyk (32), $29,139 70s-70m-73p-74 287 James Driscoll (32), $29,139 69s-71m-73p-74 287 Dicky Pride (32), $29,139 66m-72p-74s-75 287 Dudley Hart (32), $29,139 71p-68s-73m-75 287 David Duval (32), $29,139 72p-68s-74m-73 287 Bronson LaCassie (32), $29,139 70p-72s-72m-73 287 Kevin Chappell (32), $29,139 73s-68m-73p-73 287 Stuart Appleby (32), $29,139 65m-74p-76s-72 287 Michael Putnam (32), $29,139 69s-71m-75p-72 287 Kevin Foley (32), $29,139 68m-76p-71s-72 287 Kevin Stadler (23), $18,499 67m-73p-73s-75 288 Matt Jones (23), $18,499 68m-74p-70s-76 288 Brian Gay (23), $18,499 70s-70m-72p-76 288 Woody Austin (23), $18,499 73p-70s-69m-76 288 Bud Cauley (23), $18,499 73p-69s-72m-74 288 Brendon Todd (23), $18,499 70s-68m-73p-77 288 Blake Adams (23), $18,499 69s-69m-72p-78 288 Doug LaBelle II (18), $15,477 70m-74p-70s-75 289 George McNeill (18), $15,477 67m-74p-73s-75 289 Andres Romero (18), $15,477 71s-70m-74p-74 289 GOLF DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. The nish wasnt what Jim my Walker wanted. The re sult is what hes come to expect. Walker led by as many as six shots Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Na tional Pro-Am, only for it to be decided by his nal putt. He ran his birdie attempt 5 feet by the hole, and had to make that for par to close with a 2-over 74 and a oneshot win over Dustin John son and Jim Renner. Its drama, man, Walker said on the 18th green. It was too much for me. But it was a familiar out come for Walker, a 35-yearold Texan who only four months ago was regarded as one of the best players to have never won on the PGA Tour. This was his third win of the PGA Tour season, a streak that began in Octo ber about an hour away at the Frys.com Open. Walker joined some ex clusive company. He is only the fourth player in the last 20 years to win three times in his rst eight starts to a season. The others are Ti ger Woods (who has done it eight times), Phil Mickelson and David Duval. For a brief moment, it looked as though Walk er might have a chance to join Greg Norman and Ser gio Garcia as players to lose a six-shot lead in the nal round. He was never seriously challenged until Johnson, and then Renner, put to gether a strong nish. John son, a two-time winner at Pebble Beach, closed with a 66 on a card that included three bogeys. Renner, who had yet to make a cut all year, made ve birdies on the back nine for a 67. Walker made a 10-foot birdie on the 11th hole and was seemingly on his way. But he hit a poor chip on the par-3 12th for a bogey. He three-putted the 13th for a bogey. He settled down for three simple pars and was two shots clear with two to play. Walker three-putted the 17th, missing a 3-foot par putt. He tried to play it safe on the 18th with an iron off the tee that found the right rough. From 25 feet above the hole, he hit the birdie putt too hard and had one anx ious moment. I hate three-putting, Walker said. I had two of them back there, and de nitely didnt want another one on the last. Walker nished on 11-un der 277 and earned $1.188 million, expanding his lead in the Ryder Cup stand ings to more than $1 mil lion over Mickelson in sec ond place. The Ryder Cup is based on PGA Tour earn ings, though there are still four majors (which count double), three World Golf Championships and The Players Championship re maining. For now, the stars are aligned for Walker bet ter than anything he sees through his high-powered telescope. I just go out and play golf, Walker said. This is what I want to do and Ive worked really hard to do it, to be here, and to be in this position and its really cool. Jordan Spieth had to re turn Sunday morning to complete his third round, which ended with his sixth three-putt of the round for a 78. He faced Pebble at its most vicious throughout the third round, though he bounced back with a bo gey-free 67 to at least tie for fourth with Kevin Na (69). And he hasnt lost his sense of humor. Yesterday was a day where you want to play Pebble Beach in that weath er once in your life, Spieth said. You just dont want it be Saturday when youre in the lead. CHAMPIONS TOUR BOCA RATON Mi chael Allen won the Alli anz Championship on Sun day for his sixth Champions Tour title, beating Duffy Waldorf with a two-putt birdie on the second hole of a playoff. After Allen holed out on the par-5 18th, Waldorf had a chance to extend the play off, but missed an 8-foot birdie putt after nding the front bunker in two. Allen closed with a 3-un der 69 to match Waldorf at 18-under 198 on The Old Course at Broken Sound. Waldorf, winless on the 50-and-old tour after win ning four times on the PGA Tour, shot 67. Associated Press GOLD COAST, Australia Cheyenne Woods won the Australian Ladies Mas ters on Sunday for her rst major professional tour vic tory, holding off 17-year-old Australian amateur Minjee Lee by two strokes. The 23-year-old Woods, Tiger Woods niece, closed with a 4-under 69 at Roy al Pines to nish at 16-un der 276. Lee also shot 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Australian tours. Woods birdied the par-5 15th to open a two-stroke lead, hitting a wedge from about 120 yards to 4 feet. On the par-5 18th, she matched Lee with a birdie, holing out from 1 feet. From Phoenix, Woods is the daughter of Earl Denni son Woods Jr., Tiger Woods half brother. Woods turned profes sional in 2012 after an All-America career at Wake Forest and her only pre vious pro victory came in 2012 in a SunCoast minitour event. In Decem ber, she missed the cut in the LPGA Tours qualifying tournament in a failed bid to earn a spot on the circuit. Woods will play next week in the LPGA Tour-sanc tioned Womens Australian Open in Victoria. South Africas Stacy Lee Bregman and Swedens Ca milla Lennarth tied for third at 12 under. Berg man closed with a 72, and Lenmarth had a 70. JOBURG OPEN JOHANNESBURG George Coetzee came from four shots back to win the Joburg Open, his rst Euro pean Tour title, and a place at the British Open on a protable Sunday for the South African. Coetzees nal-round 6-under 66, with six bird ies and no bogeys, took him to 19-under 268 overall and past compatriots Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters, the overnight co-leaders. The 27-year-old Coet zee was awless on the East Course at Royal Johannes burg and Kensington Golf Club to clinch his maiden title in his 107th tour event, a sequence that included 24 top-10 nishes. I dont know what Im feeling, he said. Im lost for words. Ive been waiting a while and I started doubt ing so Im very happy. Coetzee won by three shots from Englands Tyrrell Hatton (66), South Koreas Jin Jeong (71) and Walters (73), who needed an eagle on the last to take Coetzee to a playoff and made bo gey instead. Jeong and Wal ters claimed the other two British Open places on offer at Royal Joburg, with Hat ton missing out because his world ranking was low er than the two he tied with for second, the European Tour said. Aiken struggled to a 74 and was tied for fth on 15 under with Englishmen Andy Sullivan and Matthew Baldwin and Spaniard Alva ro Quiros. Charl Schwartzel, No. 4 in the Race to Dubai and the highest-placed player on Europes money list com peting in Johannesburg, was tied for 59th after a sec ond straight 72. Cheyenne Woods wins Australian Ladies Masters FRED LIEF AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia Matthias Mayer shut his eyes for a moment, his days work over. If he had trouble believing what had just happened as he stood before the crowd it was with good reason. The Austrian struck a big upset Sunday in one of the Olympics marquee events, capturing the mens downhill and up ending the elite of his sport. Its amazing to be an Olympic champion, he said. Mayer has never nished better than fth in a World Cup downhill. That proved no obstacle in dismissing the preordained favorites Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway nished fourth and Bode Miller of the U.S. eighth. Among the eight gold medalists on Day 3 were: snowboarder Jamie Anderson, the American slopestyle queen who triumphed in her sports Olympic debut; Irene Wust, who showed why speedskating is Dutch territory; and Russia in team gure skating, likewise an Olympic new comer, for its rst gold in Sochi. SKIING: In a country where ski ing is revered, Mayer gave Austria a jolt. A few weeks ago he was not even considered the nations best shot for gold. But he covered the Rosa Khutor course in 2 minutes, 6.23 seconds and beat Italys Christof Innerhofer by 0.06 seconds. Norways Kjetil Jan srud won the bronze. Miller, who dominated the training runs, was so unnerved by the change of visibili ty he thought hed have to do some thing magical to win. That was left to Mayer, who enjoys good skiing bloodlines his father, Helmut, won a super-G silver medal at the 1988 Calgary Games. SNOWBOARDING: The U.S. now has a double gold hit in slopestyle, with Anderson doing her part a day after Sage Kotsenburg. Even though its just another competition, the stage and the outreach that this event connects to is out of control, Anderson said. Finlands Enni Ruka jarvi won the silver. The bronze went to Jenny Jones, a 33-year-old former maid at a ski resort who gave Britain its rst medal in any snow sport. SPEEDSKATING: Another roy al visit, more Dutch gold. Wust gave the Netherlands its second victory by winning the 3,000. Skating before her king and queen, Wust won in 4 minutes, 0.34 seconds. Austrias Matthias Mayer reigns as Olympic downhill king WINTER OLYMPICS Walker hangs on to win at Pebble BEN MARGOT / AP Jimmy Walker poses with his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament on Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif.


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