The words you are searching are inside this book. To get more targeted content, please make full-text search by clicking here.
Discover the best professional documents and content resources in AnyFlip Document Base.
Published by it, 2017-05-27 03:54:50

Hacienda Times Digest Mayo 27

May 27th , 2017

Sat May 27 Sun May 28 Mon May 29 Tue May 30 Wed May 31

Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny

91° High 91° High 88° High 86° High 86° High

76°Low 74°Low 73°Low 72°Low 72°Low

Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity:
38% 38% 42 49% 53%



Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
television. We supply headphones, towels and
bottled water for your visit. Maintain your fitness A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of
regimen or start a new one with guidance from our sensation, beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an
personal trainers! atmosphere of luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a
connection with the natural rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and
Fitness Class Schedule traditional decor of Hacienda, and the vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San Lucas,
the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical, mental, and emotional renewal.

Monday, May 22 Four Hands Massage
Spinning: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am- 10:30 am
This is a synchronized and powerful treatment for
anyone who has a hard time letting go during

treatments. The benefits increased circulation, intense
Tuesday, May 23 state of calm, deep relaxation and stress reduction. It is
Strong by Zumba: 8:00 am – 9:00 am easy to see how the four hand massage is not only
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am wonderful to experience, but also has positive benefits.
This combination of benefits restores a sense of calm to
Wednesday, May 24 the entire body, mind and spirit, allowing one to find a
bit of inner balance again.
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 8:30 am- 9:30 am

Yoga: 10:00 am-11:00 am
75 minutes - $295 USD + TAX

Thursday, May 25
Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Healing Essentials Aromatherapy Massage
Restorative Stretch: 10:30am-11:30 am
As a beautiful way to relax and escape for a while,
Friday, May 26 this treatment is designed to encourage your body to
Functional Training: 9:00 am-10:00 am release and flow, completely surrendering to its own
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am- 11:30 am internal rhythm. Our welcoming foot cleanse offers
you grounding and stability, our dry brush exfoliation
Saturday, May 27 removes excess and remnants of the past, while a
Yoga: 8:30 am - 9:30 am relaxing aromatherapy massage with essential oils, all
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
applied to the back along the spine, will lull your

body into a blissful state of peace and comfort. The
Sunday, May 28
Strong by Zumba: 8:00 am – 9:00 am ritual is complete with a warming facial
aromatherapy compress and invigorating scalp
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
80min. - $220 USD + TAX
Private classes
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes Spa Café
upon request. The Hacienda Spa Café is available daily
serving a selection of healthy snack foods,

beverages and freshly-made smoothies. Let the
Café create a smoothie to your taste, or choose
from our Smoothie menu. The Café offers wifi
service. Adjacent to the Spa Café you can
practice and improve your golf game on the

HACIENDA SPA putting green. Putters and golf balls are
available at the Spa Café.
Daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Rejuvenate your Body

Replenish your Soul Daily 7:00 am – 3:00 pm


December 26 , 2016 – May 15 , 2017

Preferred Rates USD Cabo Real Campestre San José Puerto Los Cabos
Individual Rounds Public Public Public

-18 Holes $245.00 $200.00 $190.00 $150.00 $275.00 $220.00
-Early Twilight 12:00p $200.00 $160.00 $160.00 $130.00 $220.00 $175.00
-Twilight 1:30p $175.00 $140.00 $135.00 $110.00 $195.00 $155.00

Includes Food & Beverages
(After 11:00 am) $660.00 $500.00 $740.00
Rates per foursome Includes Food & Beverages


$360.00 USD $495.00 USD $775.00 USD
*Rounds may be played at any of our three courses.
*Each pass used at Puerto Los Cabos will incur a $20 USD surcharge due to all-
inclusive food and beverage palapas.
*Golf pass is personal, non-transferable.
* Golf Pass is valid for 14 days, once initial round is played.

All rates and promos are valid up to 12 golfers. Group service fee will apply to all groups larger than 12.

FROM THE PAGES OF midnight in New York

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times

Sources: Kushner Mulled Russia Channel Montana Airs

Rift on the Left:
but the people familiar with the sia on numerous issues.
Aim Was a Secret Means meeting said the idea was to have The idea behind the communi-
for Communications Flynn speak with a senior mili- cations channel, the three people Party vs. Base
tary official in Moscow to discuss
said, was for Russian military
During Transition Syria and other security issues. officials to brief Flynn about the
The communications channel Syrian war and to discuss ways
was never set up, the people said. to cooperate there. Neither side BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Demo-
WASHINGTON — Jared Kush- The three people were not au- followed up on it. Less than two cratic defeat in a hard-fought spe-
ner, President Trump’s son-in- thorized to discuss the December weeks later, the idea was dropped cial House election in Montana on
law and senior adviser, spoke in meeting and spoke on the condi- when Trump announced that Rex Thursday highlighted the practical
December with Russia’s ambas- tion of anonymity. W. Tillerson, a former chief ex- limitations on liberal opposition
sador to the United States about News of the discussion was ecutive of Exxon Mobil who had to President Trump and exposed
establishing a secret communica- first reported by The Washington worked with Russian officials on a deepening rift between cautious
tions channel between the Trump Post. The revelation has stoked energy deals, was his choice to party leaders, who want to pick
transition team and Moscow to new questions about Kushner’s become secretary of state. their shots in battling for control of
discuss strategy in Syria and connections to Russian officials This week, the Senate Intel- Congress in 2018, and more militant
other policy issues, according to at a time when the F.B.I. is con- ligence Committee asked the grass-roots activists who want to
three people with knowledge of ducting a wide-ranging inves- Trump campaign’s treasurer to fight the Republicans everywhere.
the discussion. tigation into Russia’s attempts preserve and produce all docu- Rob Quist, the Democratic nom-
The conversation between to disrupt last year’s presiden- ments dating to its official start inee in Montana, staked his cam-
Kushner and the ambassador, tial election and whether any of in June 2015, according to one paign on the Republican health care
Sergey I. Kislyak, took place Trump’s advisers assisted in the person associated with the cam- bill, but he still lost by six percent-
during a meeting at Trump Tow- Russian campaign. paign. The person, who spoke on age points, even after his Repub-
er that Trump’s transition team Current and former American the condition of anonymity to dis- lican opponent for the state’s lone
did not acknowledge at the time. officials said Kushner’s activities, cuss the inquiry, said former staff House seat, Greg Gianforte, was
Also present at the meeting was like those of many others around members had been instructed to charged with assaulting a reporter
Michael T. Flynn, the retired gen- Trump, are under scrutiny as part cooperate with the committee. on the eve of the election.
eral who would become Trump’s of the investigation. But Kushner The person said the request The margin in this race was rel-
short-lived national security ad- is not currently the subject of a came from Sens. Richard M. Burr, atively small in a state that Trump
viser, the three people said. criminal investigation. R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., carried by over 20 percentage
It is unclear who first proposed Trump came into office promis- the committee’s two senior mem- points. But Quist’s defeat disap-
the communications channel, ing improved relations with Rus- bers. (NYT) pointed grass-roots Democrats
who financed nearly his entire cam-
G.O.P., Foiled on Health Bill, May Move On paign. The national party consid-
ered the race an all-but-lost cause.
The outcome also points to a pain-
WASHINGTON — Shortly af- Medicaid under the Affordable Pa., who is involved in negotiat- ful reality for Democrats: Despite
ter President Trump took office, Care Act should be rolled back or ing both issues, and who favors a the boiling fury on the left, the resis-
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ken- continued. They disagree about rollback of Medicaid. tance to Trump has yet to translate
tucky, the majority leader, met how the federal government This week, McConnell conced- into a major electoral victory.
privately with his colleagues to should grant states more con- ed that it was going to be difficult In part, this is because the few
discuss the Republican agenda. trol over setting insurance stan- to get the votes needed from Re- special elections for Congress have
Repealing the Affordable Care dards. They are also divided over publicans to pass a health care taken place in red-leaning districts,
Act was at the top, he said. But a critical portion of the House bill, bill. A Congressional Budget Of- where the controversies involving
replacing it would be really hard. which would allow states to ob- fice report on the House bill, fore- Trump have not damaged him and
McConnell was right. tain waivers from two of the most casting an increase of 23 million where he remains fairly popular.
The meetings Republicans held important federal mandates: a Americans without insurance in Two groups that had stoked en-
to discuss a Senate health care requirement to provide a mini- a decade and significantly higher thusiasm for Quist — Our Revolu-
bill have exposed deep fissures mum set of health benefits, and premiums for older and sick peo- tion, a committee backed by Sen.
within the party. Elements of a a prohibition against charging ple, bolstered the resolve of Re- Bernie Sanders, and Democracy for
bill that passed the House this higher prices to people with publican senators who have been America, a grass-roots liberal orga-
month have divided Republicans. pre-existing medical conditions. skeptical of the House effort. nization — applauded him for his
McConnell can afford to lose The challenges are so great “I don’t think we want the effort but declined to fan grievances
only two Republicans if he is to that overhauling the tax code as market to fail,” said Sen. Orrin G. against the Democratic Party.
get a bill through the Senate, and Trump has proposed — by slash- Hatch, R-Utah and the chairman The party will face a more telling
that would require Vice President ing the corporate rate to 15 per- of the Finance Committee, which test of its favored strategy on June
Mike Pence to cast the tiebreak- cent from 35 percent, reducing is responsible for tax legislation 20 in the Georgia House runoff be-
ing vote. But three senators in the the number of brackets for indi- and much of the Affordable Care tween Democrat Jon Ossoff and
party are opposed to the views of viduals to three from seven and Act. “We don’t want premiums to Republican Karen Handel. “That
at least another three, so the path doubling the standard deduction be so high that people can’t afford race becomes more of an actual test
to agreement is narrow. — is starting to look easier. them.” of what might happen in 2018,” said
Republicans are roughly split “I allow that’s a possibility,” JENNIFER STEINHAUER David Axelrod, the veteran Demo-
over whether the expansion of said Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R- and ROBERT PEAR cratic strategist. (NYT)


Gunmen Target Mild in Mideast, but Elbows Are Out in Europe

Christian Pilgrims, TAORMINA, Sicily — “Trump looks the fact that America’s most In Brussels on Thursday, he told

Killing at Least 28 shoves his allies,” read the front durable alliances are in Europe, not European leaders that Germany
was “very bad” and complained
the Middle East, and that Europe-
page of Belgium’s Le Soir. “Boor in
chief” declared Germany’s finan- ans are not likely to buy his bluster. about “chronic underpayments”
CAIRO — Dressed in military cial newspaper Handelsblatt. An “Everybody sees that he’s try- to NATO. German news organiza-
fatigues, the gunmen waved down editorial in Le Monde called him ing to be a tough negotiator with tions reported that he had threat-
the bus filled with Christian pil- “brutal and heavy-handed.” the Europeans, whom he appar- ened to cut off imports of German
grims as it wended its way across As President Trump arrived in ently views as a bunch of weak- cars, and several of them, with a
a dusty side road in the desert of the town of Taormina for a meeting lings,” said Daniel Gros, the direc- touch of hyperbole resulting from
western Egypt, headed toward a of the Group of 7 countries Friday, tor of the Center for European Pol- an imprecise translation of his
monastery. the statesman celebrated in Saudi icy Studies, a think tank in Brus- comments into German, said he
Claiming to be security officers, Arabia and Israel is now being por- sels. “But nobody sees any use in had called Germans “very evil.”
the gunmen ordered the passen- trayed as the ugly American. firing back. They think there will As Trump showed up on Friday
gers to get out. They separated Whether lecturing NATO mem- be very little action on trade. Ulti- to be received by Prime Minister
the men from the women and chil- bers for their inadequate contribu- mately, they think it’s harmless.” Paolo Gentiloni of Italy, Gary D.
dren, and instructed them to sur- tions to the alliance, scolding Ger- The tone was a departure from Cohn, the director of the Nation-
render their cellphones. They told many for its trade surplus with the the visit to the Middle East, where al Economic Council, was busy
the men to recite the shahada, the United States, or pushing the lead- Trump avoided lecturing the Sau- cleaning up those comments.
Islamic declaration of faith. er of Montenegro out of his way at dis on human rights or the Israelis “He said they’re very bad on
When the men refused, the gun- a photo shoot, Trump has switched on their construction of Jewish trade, but he doesn’t have a prob-
men opened fire. from diplomat to disrupter. It is a settlements in the West Bank. His lem with Germany,” Cohn said.
At least 28 people were killed, more familiar role, one his aides harsh statements in Europe sug- “He said his dad is from Germa-
several with a single shot to the say will pay dividends in the form gested that he could be the most di- ny.” (Trump’s grandfather, not
head, according to the Egyptian of better trade deals and more eq- visive American leader to join the father, emigrated from Germany.)
authorities and relatives of the uitable security arrangements. But rarefied Group of 7 club since it was MARK LANDLER
victims, several of whom were critics say that his behavior over- first organized in 1975. and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
children. The attack on Friday in
Minya Province, 120 miles south
of Cairo, was a coldblooded esca- Britain Says It Has ‘Large Part’ of Bomber’s Network
lation of sectarian violence tar-
geting minority Christians that MANCHESTER, England — taking place at 12 locations in the the nation was on its highest level
has left more than 100 people dead British officials expressed con- Manchester area, the city’s top of alert — “critical,” meaning an-
since December and shaken the fidence on Friday that they had police official, Chief Constable Ian other attack could be “expected
country’s government. rounded up the bulk of the Man- Hopkins, said at a news confer- imminently” — and was to remain
There was no immediate claim chester bomber’s associates, ence. “There has been enormous so at least through the weekend.
of responsibility in the latest as- and that their efforts to avert a progress with the investigation, Public events, including the
sault. Yet it bore the hallmarks follow-up attack appeared to be but there’s still an awful lot of Great Manchester Run, a 10-kilo-
of the Islamic State, which in the succeeding. work to do,” he said. meter race and half-marathon in
past six months has sent suicide “We’ve got hold of a large part The latest raids occurred Fri- the city that is scheduled for Sun-
bombers into crowded Sunday of the network behind Manches- day morning at a barbershop in day, will take place as planned.
services and caused an entire ter bombing,” said Mark Rowley, the Moss Side neighborhood and Hundreds of soldiers have been
community in northern Sinai to the top counterterrorism official at a pizza restaurant in St. Hel- deployed to protect important
flee their homes in panic. for the Metropolitan Police in ens, a town about 20 miles west of sites around the country and to
The Egyptian response came London. Manchester. give relief to police forces.
hours later. Eight men, ages 18 to 38, were Normal rhythms began to re- KATRIN BENNHOLD
As President Abdel Fattah in custody, and searches were still sume across Britain, even though and SEWELL CHAN
el-Sisi delivered a speech from the
presidential palace warning that In Brief
the attack on Christians “will not
go unanswered,” the military an-
nounced that Egyptian fighter jets U.N. Offers Regret but No Redress the organization’s profound regret for the suffering
had carried out airstrikes on sev- endured by all individuals” living in the camps,
eral militant camps inside Libya. António Guterres, the United Nations secretary Guterres’s spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, said in a
Some of the attacks hit the general, expressed “profound regret” on Friday statement. (NYT)
town of Derna, a base of several that hundreds of ethnic Roma were poisoned by
Islamist militias. It was not the lead waste while living in camps run by the United 91 Killed in Sri Lankan Floods
first such reprisal. Egypt also hit Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, but he
targets in Libya in 2015 after mil- stopped short of offering an apology or individual Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy
itants beheaded 21 Coptic Chris- compensation. The bleak camps were built in 1999 rains in Sri Lanka killed 91 people and left 110 others
tian migrants. near piles of waste from a former lead-smelting missing Friday. Authorities appealed for interna-
Still, the attacks on Libya hint- factory, and residents had raised health concerns tional help for rescue and relief operations. The Di-
ed that the gunmen responsible for years. Families living in the camps said the toxic saster Management Center said 2,040 people were
for the latest violence could have debris caused fatal lead poisoning and disabilities evacuated to safer locations and more than 61,000
come through Egypt’s western in young children. The announcement on Friday were affected by the rain that started early Friday.
desert — a potentially new flank followed a 2016 report by the Human Rights Advi- The foreign ministry appealed for assistance from
in a war that has until now cen- sory Panel, part of the United Nations Interim Ad- the United Nations and from other countries. The
tered on Sinai in the east of the ministration in Kosovo, that sharply criticized the government advised people living near swollen riv-
country. DECLAN WALSH United Nations’ response to claims of families in the ers and hilly slopes prone to landslides to evacuate,
and NOUR YOUSSEF camps. “The secretary general wishes to express as heavy rains were expected to continue. (AP)


With a Presidential Boost, the P.G.A. Comes to Trump National

STERLING, Va. — On the green Eric Trump, ising in his ethics plan that “the
at the 11th hole, the golf stars John who Office of the Presidency is isolat-
Daly and Rocco Mediate sized up manages the ed from the Trump Organization.”
their opening tournament putts. A White House spokeswoman
Nearby, a Golf Channel crew family’s golf did not respond to questions about
swung its cameras into place. And business, at a the P.G.A. tournament or Trump’s
spectators lined up to watch. tournament relationship to his golf business.
It looked like an ordinary day on in Virginia on Ethics watchdogs and some
the professional golf circuit — ex- Thursday. Democrats in Congress ques-
cept this scene was playing out on tion whether club member-
a course here in suburban Wash- ships, which often come with
ington owned by the president upfront payments from $10,000
of the United States. The tourna- ERIC THAYER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES to $300,000, could be used to cur-
ment that opened Thursday at Over the past decade, the Eric hinted that their father might ry favor with the administration.
Trump National Golf Club rep- Trump Organization has stock- show up, too. “All these players are “The founders of this nation were
resents a milestone in a strategy piled courses, spending hundreds his friends,” Eric Trump said. “And at great pains to keep elected offi-
that has propelled golf to the cen- of millions of dollars to buy, re- he is a golf fanatic.” cials focused on the common good,
ter of the Trump family’s fortune. make and upgrade a dozen dif- Just four months into his pres- and not their private interest,”
As the first P.G.A. tournament ferent clubs and resorts from the idency, Trump has visited his said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
held at one of Donald J. Trump’s Hudson Valley to Doonbeg, Ire- family-owned golf clubs 25 times, Eric Trump, who is managing
courses since he moved into the land. Golf resorts and clubs have giving them the kind of media the golf business, said the con-
White House, the coveted event accounted for half of Trump’s rev- exposure that advertising could cerns were unfounded.
also illustrates the pitfalls asso- enue, according to his personal never buy. Six of those visits have “We are simply not a political or-
ciated with a businessman pres- financial disclosure last year. been to the Virginia course while ganization — we can’t be,” he said.
ident unwilling to make a clean The prominence of the tour- the P.G.A. marketed tickets to the “Are we always going to be tied
break with his commercial em- nament here, the Senior P.G.A. event. And Trump courted the se- into it, obviously because of the
pire, particularly in the golf busi- Championship, heightens the buzz nior P.G.A. club professionals in election? Yes. But there is nothing
ness, where Trump is testing the around the clubs. Eric and Donald town by arranging a private tour we do from an organization stand-
limits of his own ethics policy. Trump Jr. were at the course, and of the White House, despite prom- point that is political.” (NYT)
For St. Louis, a Point of Contention in a Popular Park In a Reversal, Waivers
On Ethics to Be Public
ST. LOUIS — The angry, divisive Many residents said that until weeks, as four prominent memo-
fight over public symbols of the very recently, they had no idea rials to the Confederacy and its WASHINGTON — The White
Confederacy has swept through that the 103-year-old memorial aftermath in New Orleans were House unexpectedly backed
Columbia, S.C., Birmingham, Ala., honored Confederate soldiers. pulled down amid protests. The down Friday in a confrontation
and New Orleans. This week, the “Not till they started making debate has rippled across the with the government’s top ethics
debate made its way 600 miles all that hoopla over it,” said Larry South. In St. Louis, a group of ac- officer, announcing it will publicly
north, up the Mississippi River, to Randall, 54, who was setting off on tivists has argued that this city’s disclose waivers that have been
St. Louis, the home of a Confeder- a bike ride recently near the me- Confederate Memorial should be handed out since January to let
ate memorial many residents did morial. “I’ve been coming out here carted away, out of its place in For- certain former lobbyists work in
not know was in their midst. for years. I never paid it no mind.” est Park, one of the most beloved the Trump administration.
Here in a graceful public park Randall, who is African-Ameri- public spaces in St. Louis. The reversal came after the
stands this city’s own grand can, said he understood why some Other St. Louisans are resisting White House wrote to the Office of
monument to the Confedera- people are now calling for it to be the move. “I feel like it’s O.K. to hon- Government Ethics last week and
cy, a 32-foot-tall granite column removed. “If it’s causing prob- or ordinary soldiers,” said George asked its director to suspend his
adorned with an angel and bronze lems, then they should get rid of Stair, 77, who paused at the monu- request for copies of the waivers.
sculpture of a stoic group of fig- it. Or maybe just polish the words ment with his wife, Jane Yu, who Such waivers are needed when
ures. It rises in a thicket of trees, off,” he said. “I could give a hoot.” agreed it should stay. “People went officials want to work on policies
next to a trail teeming with run- This monument has emerged to Vietnam even though they didn’t or other government issues that
ners, bicyclists and wanderers. from obscurity in the last few agree with it.” JULIE BOSMAN they were directly involved in re-
cently as private-sector lobbyists
U.S. Quietly Ends Quotas on Number of Refugees Let In or industry lawyers.
The debate over the waivers
has drawn attention as the Trump
WASHINGTON — Despite ple per week by June, according to ruling that rejected government administration hired dozens of
repeated efforts by President refugee advocates. Tens of thou- efforts to limit travel to the Unit- former lobbyists and lawyers,
Trump to curtail refugee resettle- sands of refugees are in queues to ed States from six predominantly and is frequently placing them in-
ments, the State Department this come to the United States. Muslim nations, the move by the to jobs that overlap with the work
week quietly lifted the depart- The State Department’s deci- State Department had nothing to they did for paying clients.
ment’s restriction on the number sion was conveyed in an email on do with the ruling. Both the Trump and Obama
of refugees allowed to enter the Thursday to the private agencies The quotas on refugee reset- administrations have had ethics
United States. in countries around the world that tlement were largely the result of policies that prohibit newly hired
The result could be a near dou- help refugees manage the near- budget constraints, but Congress government officials from han-
bling of refugees entering the ly two-year application process passed a spending bill this month dling matters they worked on in
country, from about 830 people needed to enter the United States. that did not include any restric- the private sector for two years.
a week in the first three weeks of Although the email came the tions on refugee admissions. Waivers let political appointees
this month to well over 1,500 peo- same day as an appeals court GARDINER HARRIS ignore those ethics policies. (NYT)


Signs Suggest a Big Bump Is Less Likely THE MARKETS

The big economic bounce that the second quarter, the Federal Re- veteran independent economist DJIA NASDAQ S & P 500
some experts have predicted for serve Bank of Atlanta’s GDPNow in Chicago. “It may not sound like 2.67 4.94 0.75
later in the year may turn out to model calls for a 3.7 percent rate. much, but the difference is im- ↘ 0.01% ↗ 0.08% ↗ 0.03%
be only a small bump. The New York Fed reduced its ri- portant.” 21,080.28 6,210.19 2,415.82
It is not that the economy is val Nowcasting estimate to 2.1 per- In a $17 trillion economy, it is a
weakening, or that a recession is cent. In March, it was at 3 percent. difference of $170 billion per year, EUROPE
in the offing. Rather it appears as Despite the slight erosion in which has major implications for
if the pace of growth in 2017 will expectations, the job market has corporate profits, worker pay and BRITAIN GERMANY FRANCE
not be much faster than it was remained strong, pushing the even the federal government’s FTSE 100 DAX CAC 40
last year, or the year before that. unemployment rate last month bottom line. 29.92 19.54 0.52
So even as the Commerce De- down to 4.4 percent. As a result, The budget proposal released ↗ 0.40% ↘ 0.15% ↘ 0.01%
partment on Friday offered an the Federal Reserve Board is this week by the Trump adminis- 7,547.63 12,602.18 5,336.64
upward revision of the first-quar- expected to raise interest rates tration assumes growth of about
ter growth rate, to 1.2 percent twice more this year, with trad- 3 percent annually, and President ASIA/PACIFIC
from the 0.7 percent last month, ers betting the next increase will Trump has talked about annual
other forecasters were lowering come in June. The so-called new growth of 4 percent or even more. JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA
their sights for the quarter. normal — steady but not spectac- Neither figure is realistic, given NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG SHANGHAI
The expectations have dipped ular growth that never reaches the country’s aging population, 96.08 464.40 19.53
amid fears of lackluster consum- escape velocity — is beginning to and low growth in productivity, ↗ 0.49% ↗ 1.84% ↗ 0.63%
er spending and orders for dura- resemble the old normal. Swonk said. 19,686.84 25,639.27 3,110.16
ble goods, and data on Thursday “We’re still on track for a 2 per- “Those two factors make for
that showed a larger-than-antici- cent growth economy, give or headwinds that are hard to over- AMERICAS
pated trade deficit in April. take a little, but not a 3 percent come,” she said.
Instead of 4.1 percent growth in economy,” said Diane Swonk, a NELSON D. SCHWARTZ CANADA BRAZIL MEXICO
Coal Country’s Plants Are Turning Away From Coal ↗ 6.20 ↗ 858.63 ↗ 264.00
15,416.93 64,085.41 49,674.92
The pressure to shift more of last year, from 74 percent in 2012. sion to advise utilities that they
the electric supply to renewable Chris Beam, the company’s could offer customers renewable COMMODITIES/BONDS
sources is not just a rallying cry president, made the industry’s energy packages, part of an effort
for environmentalists. shifting dynamics clear in an en- to attract business and hold on to GOLD 10-YR. TREAS. CRUDE OIL
Some of the power industry’s counter with Gov. Jim Justice, a automakers like G.M. and Toyota.
biggest customers, like General Democrat, at his inaugural ball in In Wyoming, the nation’s lead- ↗ 11.80 ↘ 0.01 ↗ 0.90
Motors and Microsoft, have made January. “‘Look, I’d like to see you ing coal producer, Black Hills En- $1,267.60 2.25% $49.80
a commitment to clean energy. guys build another coal plant,’ ” ergy, worked with Microsoft to
And to help them meet it, utili- he recalled the governor saying. get enough wind energy to fulfill
ties are changing. West Virginia, “And our answer was: We’re not current and future needs at Mic- FOREIGN EXCHANGE
where coal is king, is no exception. going to build another coal plant.” rosoft’s data center in Cheyenne.
Appalachian Power, the lead- It’s the same story in Virginia, “I’ve not spoken to a single Fgn. currency Dollars in
in Dollars fgn.currency
ing utility there, is shifting toward where Dominion, a utility based utility that’s truly holding on to
natural gas and renewable sourc- in Richmond, designed a special a future of more coal,” said Bri- Australia (Dollar) .7446 1.3430
es, even as President Trump calls rate to make it easier for Amazon an Janous, who directs energy Bahrain (Dinar) 2.6576 3.2598
Brazil (Real)
for a coal renaissance. Appala- Web Services and similar cus- strategy at Microsoft. “They’re Britain (Pound) 1.2802 .7811
chian Power still burns coal, but tomers to buy renewable energy. looking to attract, as in the Appa- Canada (Dollar) .7438 1.3444
in recent years it has closed three In Kentucky, a chance meeting lachian case, new customers, and China (Yuan) .1459 6.8525
coal-fired plants and converted between a state regulator and a those customers aren’t attracted Denmark (Krone) .1503 6.6533
two others to gas, reducing its Facebook employee ultimately by coal.” DIANE CARDWELL Dom. Rep. (Peso) .0214 46.8300
Egypt (Pound)
dependence on coal to 61 percent led the Public Service Commis- and CLIFFORD KRAUSS Europe (Euro) 1.1168 .8954
Hong Kong (Dollar) .1283 7.7927
USAA Faces Backlash for Pulling Ads From Fox Show Japan (Yen) .0090 18.5105
Mexico (Peso)
Norway (Krone) .1194 8.3755
Singapore (Dollar) .7239 1.3815
The financial services firm about a murdered Democratic Na- this week, nine companies have So. Africa (Rand) .0778 12.8549
USAA, facing a backlash to its tional Committee staffer. said they no longer wanted to be So. Korea (Won) .0009 1117.8
decision to pull advertising from Yet the conservative watchdog sponsors. That’s only a fraction Sweden (Krona) .1150 8.6932
Sean Hannity’s show on the Fox Media Research Center noted of the companies that backed Switzerland (Franc) 1.0264 .9743
News Channel, says it is withdraw- that USAA ads had run in recent out of the since-fired Bill O’Reil- Source: Thomson Reuters
ing from other opinion-based tele- weeks on left-leaning shows host- ly’s A Memorial Day posting on
vision programs. ed by Rachel Maddow, Lawrence USAA’s Facebook page had nearly
The company, which sells insur- O’Donnell and Chris Matthews 500 comments Friday afternoon, ONLINE: MORE PRICES
ance and other products to mem- on MSNBC. The ads were placed many from people protesting the AND ANALYSIS
bers of the military, veterans and in error and that mistake is being Hannity decision and vowing to Information on all United
their families, had cited its aver- corrected, said a USAA spokes- move accounts from the company. Æ
sion to opinionated programming man, Roger Wildermuth. One woman wrote: “With one States stocks, plus bonds, mu-
in backing away from Hannity. Since the liberal advocacy boneheaded move, you’ve made tual funds, commodities and foreign
The veteran talk show host has group Media Matters for Ameri- me start looking for a new house stocks along with analysis of indus-
become a liberal target because ca posted a list of more than 150 and auto insurance, a new bank, a try sectors and stock indexes:
of his focus on a discredited story of Hannity’s advertisers earlier new investment manager.” (AP)


Coffee From California (Yes, Really) MOST ACTIVE,

GOLETA, Calif. — There is a Farmers in GAINERS AND LOSERS
new crop growing in Southern California % Volume
California’s famous avocado are nurturing Stock (Ticker) Close Chg chg (100)
groves — coffee.
About two dozen farms be- coffee bushes 10 MOST ACTIVE
tween San Diego and here, just in what JanusC (JNS) 14.17 ◊0.08 ◊0.6 571594
Bankof (BAC)
outside Santa Barbara, are nur- may be the Sirius (SIRI) 5.29 +0.17 +3.3 412706
turing coffee bushes under the first serious AMD (AMD) 11.00 +0.02 +0.2 318434
canopies of old avocado trees, in effort to Chesap (CHK) 5.29 +0.11 +2.1 287062
what may be the first serious ef- commercialize FordMo (F) 153.61 +0.07 +0.6 281269
Apple (AAPL)
fort in the United States to com- beans from Nutani (NTNX) 19.59 +2.02 +11.5 205296
Marvel (MRVL)
mercialize coffee grown outside
Hawaii, home of Kona coffees. the contiguous % Volume
“When people hear I’m grow- MORGAN MAASSEN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES United States. Stock (Ticker) Close Chg chg (100)
ing coffee, they typically make a
face and say something like, ‘Well, and new plants in spring. His Gei- coffee farmers lost 90 percent of 10 TOP GAINERS 67.21 +10.64 +18.8 68327
Decker (DECK)
how good can coffee grown in Cal- sha beans have a light and fruity their crop to drought and heat, Appian (APPN) 17.11 +2.10 +14.0 17180
ifornia be?’ ” said Jay Ruskey, the flavor with low acidity. Bourbone and similar conditions in Sumatra Cellul (CBMG) 14.00 +0.70 +12.7 85279
+1.55 +12.4
AmTrus (AFSI)
owner of Good Land Organics, finishes with a chocolate taste. in western Indonesia made it un- Nutani (NTNX) 19.59 +2.02 +11.5 205296
who is regarded as the father of the Growers are eyeing machinery economical for farmers to harvest Flr&De (FND) 42.38 +4.24 +11.1 14594
Amphas (AMPH) 16.97
state’s nascent coffee business. that can harvest the beans, which what little crop they had. Trupan (TRUP) 18.83 +1.65 +9.6 4856
The farmers are hoping to capi- would reduce labor costs, as well Doug Welsh, roastmaster at Calere (CAL) 27.08 +2.26 +9.1 8336
LionsG (LGF.B)
talize on changing factors, includ- as a contraption called a demuci- Peet’s, notes that the number of
ing the aging of California’s avo- lager that strips coffee berry skin coffee bushes in California today % Volume
cado trees, which are producing and pulp off the beans, rather is 30 times what it was 13 years Stock (Ticker) Close Chg chg (100)
less fruit. The avocado growers than using water to clean them. ago when Ruskey started, or 10 TOP LOSERS
face increased competition from And they see more consumers about 14,000 plants. “I’m looking BioCry (BCRX) 5.77 ◊0.96 ◊14.3 72898
Mexican imports, less access to willing to spend $8 or $12 for a cup at this as a cup half full,” he said. Zoe’sK (ZOES) 14.18 ◊2.02 ◊12.5 57880
water and rising real estate pric- of joe, which would offset their “It’s early days, but I think it Aegean (ANW) 5.10 ◊0.70 ◊12.1 44846
Nordic (NAT)
es, all of which are forcing them to high costs of production. could at least get to be as big as Juno (JUNO) 23.30 ◊2.22 ◊8.7 26090
rethink that crop. At the same time, climate the Hawaiian coffee business.” Netsho (NETS) 24.41 ◊2.32 ◊8.7 1492
Neurod (NDRM)
But thanks to Ruskey, they change threatens to damage the There are roughly 800 coffee Beazer (BZH) 12.90 ◊1.17 ◊8.3 14015
have realized that their avocado coffee crop in the tropical high- farms in the Hawaiian Islands TTI (TRIL) 5.00 ◊0.45 ◊8.3 25662
Sears (SHLD)
trees provide perfect shade for lands that produce nearly all the producing as much as nine mil- Source: Thomson Reuters
high-quality coffee bushes. world’s beans, potentially open- lion pounds of unroasted beans a
One variety of Ruskey’s beans, ing up a lucrative opportunity in year — 12 billion pounds of coffee
Pacamara, emits an earthy scent the $20 billion export market for are consumed globally each year. Stocks on the Move
like the smell of California dirt beans. Last year, some Brazilian STEPHANIE STROM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded
A Road to Success, Inspired by Siberia’s Wilderness heavily on Friday:
GameStop Corp., down $1.40 to $22.22.
Investors were concerned about the video
MOSCOW — He was rejected ny, Natura Siberica. The brand’s The company has moved to a game retailer’s mobile device sales and its
by the K.G.B. He couldn’t sell vod- products, like Wild Thistle and larger facility outside Moscow annual forecasts.
ka to Russians. He went broke. Siberian Juniper shampoo and and runs six organically certified Costco Wholesale Corp., up $3.13 to
Then Andrei V. Trubnikov bet Strength of the Bear shaving herb farms. It has a herd of yak in $177.86. The warehouse club operator
on a dish-soap factory and start- cream, are sold in dozens of coun- Siberia. It has a factory in Estonia reported strong third-quarter results.
ed making tries, at supermarkets like the and presses to extract herbal es-
shampoo. He Monoprix chain in France, as well sences in Scotland and Romania. Ulta Beauty Inc., up $9.36 to $302.40.
is one of Rus- as upmarket department stores Trubnikov’s sprawling exec- The beauty products company’s profit and
sales topped analysts’ expectations.
sia’s most suc- like Harrods in London. utive suite on the third floor of
cessful busi- The company is a rare bright the building is a veritable temple Deckers Outdoor Corp., up $10.64 to
nessmen, at spot for a Russian economy that to cosmetics and beauty prod- $67.21. The maker of Uggs boots had a
the helm of a has been languishing in recent ucts. Sunlight filters through larger profit and better sales than forecast.
global cosmet- years. “It’s very hard,” Trubnikov, and around thousands of bottles Zoe’s Kitchen Inc., down $2.02 to
ics brand. 58, said of succeeding in business of shampoo, soap, gel, lotion and $14.18. The restaurant chain cut its rev-
Andrei A strap- in Russia. conditioner made by companies enue estimate for the year as customer
Trubnikov ping man who Trubnikov initially sold prod- around the world, all stacked on traffic remained weak.
adorns himself ucts under the brand the Recipes floor-to-ceiling shelves. Caleres Inc., up $2.26 to $27.08. The
in ethnic jewelry and indigenous of Grandmother Agafia, named Trubnikov studies the bottles shoe company’s first-quarter sales were
talismans and decorates his of- after a Siberian healer, Agafia and labels for marketing ideas, all better than Wall Street expected.
fice with wooden masks and fish Lykova. Sales of the products with the eventual goal of entering GGP Inc., down $1.04 to $22.65. Shares
tanks, Trubnikov serves herbal remain brisk inside Russia, but the American market. If Natura in real estate investment trusts fell Friday,
tea to guests, speaks in a gravely, abroad, he said, they were ham- Siberica were successful, it would continuing their pattern of lagging the mar-
reverent voice about tradition- pered by a lack of recognition by become one of the first major Rus- ket this year.
al Siberian shamanism and es- consumers who also found the sian consumer brands to do so. Coty Inc., up 46 cents to $19.06. House-
chews any hint of business attire. name a mouthful. He eventually “I like this idea because it is dif- hold goods makers made some of the
It’s a distinctive look he has settled on the brand name, Natu- ficult,” he said, “and I like difficult largest gains Friday in an overall lackluster
sought to extend to his compa- ra Siberica, in 2008. projects.” ANDREW E. KRAMER trading day. (AP)


Pitt Has Met the Enemy. He Doesn’t Know It. Dead Men Don’t

Tell Good Tales
Bluff and bowlegged, with a
neat side part in his hair and a
spine as straight as a schooner’s This review will be short and
mast, Brad Pitt strides into “War dismissive. The movie under con-
Machine” in a gust of masculine sideration — “Pirates of the Carib-
self-assurance. The sardonic bean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” —
tones of the accompanying narra- is, by contrasts, long and punish-
tion — voiced by someone whose ing. Its pleasures are so meager,
identity will be revealed later on its delight in its own inventions so
— are an early indication that Pitt forced and false, that it becomes
may not be the hero of the story. almost the perfect opposite of en-
Glen McMahon, the four-star gen- tertainment. To insist otherwise is
eral he is playing, has no doubts a variation on the sunk cost fallacy.
on that score. McMahon, a man Since you exchanged money for
of many macho nicknames (the fun, fun is surely what you must
Glenimal, for example) is a man’s FRANCOIS DUHAMEL/NETFLIX have purchased. But trust me on
man, a soldier’s soldier, a warrior Brad Pitt stars as Gen. Glen McMahon in “War Machine.” this: This movie would be a rip-off
with the soul of a poet — the walk- even if someone paid you to see it.
ing embodiment of just about ev- Because, to be honest, it’s bare-
ery cliché in the book. streaming on Netflix, has taken Machine” finds its groove and be- ly a movie at all. The first install-
But the particular book that in- some risks of his own. The mov- comes its own thing: a mordant, ments of the “Pirates” franchise
spired “War Machine,” “The Op- ie is fiction, but it hugs the shore critique of American war-making conquered skepticism with exu-
erators” by Michael Hastings, is of reality, occasionally running that is all the more devastating for
a sharp, nuanced deconstruction aground on the facts. It’s a bit being affectionately drawn.
of the modern military mythology. awkward — though not unusual “War Machine” rebuts the ever-
The book grew out of a notorious — for semi-invented characters to green notion that military leaders
Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stan- brush up against real people. are held back from victory by pol-
ley A. McChrystal, who was put in At its best, “War Machine” iticians and bureaucrats. It’s not
charge of the war in Afghanistan crackles with irreverent wit, even that the political and diplomatic
in 2009 and proceeded to blow if American political craziness cir- aspects of American policy are
up his own career. Hastings, who ca 2009 looks tame compared with excused, but rather that failure, to
died in 2013, sketched a rollicking, the 2017 version. reverse the old saying, has a thou- FILM FRAME/DISNEY ENTERPRISES INC.
damning portrait of a commander Michôd’s satirical intentions sand fathers. McMahon, clinging Johnny Depp slogs through
in over his head, enthralled by his call out for something like the to his faith in the dubious doc-
own hype and in less than perfect rapid-fire cynicism of Armando trines of counterinsurgency, chas- another “Pirates” movie.
control of his mouth. That’s the Iannucci, creator of “Veep” and es after an illusory victory that his
guy Pitt is supposed to be. director of “In the Loop,” or the allies, colleagues and bosses don’t berance and charm. Somehow,
In adapting Hastings’s journal- gonzo iconoclasm of David O. really believe in any more. Is he ri- a theme-park ride combined
ism, David Michôd, the writer and Russell’s “Three Kings.” But after diculous or noble? A little of both, with clever, madcap visuals and
director of “War Machine,” also a sluggish and chaotic start, “War perhaps. A. O. SCOTT Johnny Depp’s scapegrace show-
boating added up to something
A Romp Full fresh. But that spirit is long gone.
Depp, as Capt. Jack Sparrow,
Of Surf, Sand goes through the motions like a
washed-up rock star reprising
his greatest hits in a half-empty
And Skin auditorium. The images are so
dark and muddy that you can’t
see what’s going on well enough
In case the question should ev- to know why you don’t care.
er arise on a standardized test, Now and then you get a remind-
the opposite of “prestige TV” is er of why you might have enjoyed
“Baywatch.” The series, which FRANK MASI/PARAMOUNT PICTURES the earlier movies. There are a
ran on NBC and in ubiquitous syn- Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of lifeguards in “Baywatch.” couple of nifty Rube Goldbergian
dication through the 1990s, be- action sequences that recall the
queathed a rich legacy of wet-suit berserk inventiveness of Gore
fashion, Jet Ski safety and sun- man anatomy are also available the moment a mark of credibility Verbinski, the original director.
screen awareness. In other news, for study. Arms and legs, for ex- in the world of big-screen comedy. But otherwise, “Dead Men Tell No
Paramount has just released a ample. But though acres of flesh For anyone contemplating the Tales” is a tedious rehash.
movie called “Baywatch,” starring are exposed to view, there is very purchase of a ticket, the stakes You are invited to sit through
Dwayne Johnson in the role of the little outright nudity and no sex. are low. “Baywatch,” which, inci- every last name on the lengthy
beach daddy originated by David You will, however, witness some dentally, features Johnson’s most end credits for a teasing extra
Hasselhoff. rude and suggestive sight gags credible acting since “The Tooth scene of a couple asleep on linen
The film, directed by Seth Gor- and an extended sequence in a Fairy,” slots neatly into a sub- sheets, a reminder of how you
don, can be viewed from several morgue involving the genitals of genre that is perhaps too sloppy to might have better spent the time.
perspectives, most notably the a dead man. Those bits, and the have a name. But if you enjoy the It would be a spoiler to identify
abdominal, the pectoral and the energetic profanity in the script, “21 Jump Street” or “Ride Along” those bedfellows, but the bigger
gluteal. If torsos and tails are not represent cosmetic alterations franchises, you won’t have too bad spoiler is that apparently another
your thing, other aspects of hu- intended to secure an R rating, at a time. A. O. SCOTT sequel is on the way. A. O. SCOTT


Zbigniew Brzezinski, Security Adviser to Carter, Dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic tion he did not support and whose foreign poli- invasion of Iraq in 2003.
theorist who was national security adviser to cy, he found, lacked coherence. But in at least one respect — his rigid hatred
President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous “A vulnerable world needs an America char- of the Soviet Union — he had stood to the right
years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet acterized by clarity of thought and leadership of many Republicans, including Kissinger and
invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died that projects optimism and progress,” he wrote President Richard M. Nixon. And during his
on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89. in an Op-Ed article with Paul Wasserman in four years under Carter, beginning in 1977,
His death, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls The New York Times in February. “ ‘Make thwarting Soviet expansionism at any cost
Church, was announced on Friday by his America Great Again’ and ‘America First’ are guided much of American foreign policy.
daughter, Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the all very well as bumper stickers, but the for- Brzezinski supported billions in military aid
MSNBC program “Morning Joe.” eign policy of the United States needs to be for Islamic militants fighting invading Soviet
Like his predecessor Henry A. Kissinger, more than a campaign slogan.” troops in Afghanistan. He tacitly encouraged
Brzezinski was a foreign-born scholar (he in Brzezinski was nominally a Democrat, with China to continue backing the murderous
Poland, Kissinger in Germany). In essays, in- views that led him to speak out against the regime of Pol Pot in Cambodia, lest the Sovi-
terviews and television appearances, he cast a “greed,” as he put it, of an American system et-backed Vietnamese take over that country.
sharp eye on six successive administrations, that compounded inequality. He was one of the He managed to delay implementation of the
including that of Donald J. Trump, whose elec- few foreign policy experts to warn against the SALT II arms treaty in 1979, and when the Sovi-
ets went into Afghanistan late that year, “SALT
CROSSWORD Edited by Will Shortz disappeared from the U.S.-Soviet agenda,” as
he noted in a memoir four years later.
PUZZLE BY DAMON GULCZYNSKI Brzezinski was adept at seizing the spot-
ACROSS 31 Dickens 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
character “with light and freezing out the official spokesman
1 Honor in a big a dead lull about on foreign policy, Secretary of State Cyrus R.
way her” 14 15 16 Vance, provoking conflicts that led to Vance’s
5 “The Aviator” 33 University in 17 18 19 resignation. He was a prime mover behind the
actor, 2004 Melbourne commando mission sent to rescue the Ameri-
20 21 22 23
9 Fictional 35 Occasional meat can hostages held by Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho-
swordsman eater 24 25 26 meini’s revolutionary forces in Iran after the
14 Stoked 37 Carl Sagan’s overthrow of the shah of Iran, Mohammed Re-
sequel to 27 28 29 30 31 32
15 Province of NW “Cosmos” za Pahlavi — a desert expedition in April 1980
Spain 33 34 that claimed eight lives and never reached
39 Gloss
16 Word that’s its 42 Quick to put up, 35 36 Tehran. Vance had not been informed of the
own synonym in a way mission until a few days before. It was the final
when its first 37 38 straw: He quit, “stunned and angry,” he said.
two letters are 44 Great Trek figure Brzezinski contended that trying to gain the
replaced with “w” of the 1830s 39 40 41 42 43 release of the hostages through sanctions and
17 “At the ___” 45 Spring’s cyclic 44 45 46 47 other diplomatic measures “would deliver Iran
(subtitle of a counterpart
1978 hit) 47 Company behind 48 49 50 51 to the Soviets.” His strict adherence to ideas in
Hitchcock’s which virtually every issue circled back to the
18 Fellow
“Notorious” 52 53 54 55 threat of Soviet domination was remarkable
19 Relatives of 48 One making even for those tense times, when many in the
kites bank-to-bank 56 57 58 foreign policy establishment had come to re-
20 N.E.A. member?: transfers? 59 60 61 gard détente — a general easing of the geopo-
Abbr. 49 James and Jones litical tensions between the Soviet Union and
of jazz 5/27/17
21 Language related the United States — as the best course.
to Hopi 51 Battles 58 Color close to 8 During 34 Science of DANIEL LEWIS
puce pregnancy nutrition
23 Terse response 52 Dungeons &
to an order Dragons race 59 Like many towels 9 Crush 36 Basic
54 “___ it up and 60 One of two 10 Be subtly and 38 Starts to
24 “Well, yeah!”
spit it out” (“My areas on a snarkily insulting practice
25 Md or Rn fig. Way” lyric) football line 11 “Girls” girl 39 Jim ___, one-
26 Notable 1973 55 What’s more 61 Play award? played by Lena handed Yankee 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

defendant 56 Totally occupy who pitched a Tom Brady, Editor
the frozen food
27 Establishes 57 Trailer segment DOWN 12 Portmanteau in no-hitter in 1993 email: [email protected]
aisle 40 Knuckle-headed
1 Front antic? •
ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE 2 See how many 13 Word with sound TimesDigest Sales Office
hits you get, say or storm 41 Like Mars phone: (212) 556-1200
CA TS P AJ AMA S M FA 22 Part of many a vis-à-vis Jupiter fax: (646) 461-2364
AT OM IC CL OC K O IL 3 Five-star scandal 43 Like centerfolds, email: [email protected]
FO RI NS TA NC E O NT 4 Pulitzer-winning 28 Peddler of typically •
FL UT E R IT E D EO novelist Jennifer religious
EL SE TI ME ST AMP 5 Fountain growth literature 46 Grill setting For advertising information
LA CE S C UR E 29 Attempt to cure 50 9/ and to request a media kit
CO NV ENE D C OU SI N 6 1994-2000 TV 30 Like many major 51 Use an e-cig contact InMotion Media:
talk show
AV OI DED SOAR IN G highways phone: (212) 213-5856
BE TR AY FU NF AC TS 7 “Who’da thunk 53 Bug catcher, email: [email protected]
SR TA RO MA S it?!” 32 Less genial maybe •
SO LD IE RO N L ES S Home delivery subscribers who have
EL O A LE C B AL OO Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 9,000 past puzzles, not received TimesDigest should call
WE B R ID ES HO TG UN ($39.95 a year). (800) 698-4637 or email
EP A K EE PTALK IN G Read about and comment on each puzzle: [email protected]
ST D O DD SA ND EN DS Crosswords for young solvers:



Poverty Is the Issue, Not Food Stamps A Non-Disaster

The non-disaster that has been Donald
Each month, food stamps help feed 43 mil- erally cuts off unemployed childless adults Trump’s first foray overseas is winding to a
lion poor and low-income Americans, most in after three months. The cutoff is supposed to close. Those who feared the outcome of this
families with children and working parents. prevent freeloading, but it mainly affects peo- presidency would be global thermonuclear
Food stamps, officially the Supplemental Nu- ple who have low skills, arrest records, sub- war should take comfort in the prospect that it
trition Assistance Program, keep millions of stance abuse problems or other impediments might amount to something less.
people from falling into poverty each year and to employment. The budget would also make Man-shake contests, for instance. Or intelli-
prevent millions of poor people, many disabled it harder for states to adjust the eligibility for- gence nondisclosure disclosures.
or elderly, from falling deeper into poverty. mula where rents or child care costs are high. It could be so much worse. Trump cam-
Food stamps also improve the prospects of And no matter how large a family is, the benefit paigned for office promising a radical break
poor children by fostering better health and calculation would be capped at six people. with postwar United States foreign policy. The
graduation rates. Benefits average $1.40 per The proposed cuts have little chance of en- liberal international order was out. He was
person per meal, ineligible recipients are rare, actment, but they are still dangerous. Extreme against free trade; in favor of nuclear prolifer-
and incorrect payments are few. They support proposals are a way to make less extreme pro- ation. Old allies were his new deadbeats. Old
the farm economy and the broader economy posals seem acceptable. Members of Congress alliances were dead. Russia, the old enemy,
by creating a bigger market for food and sup- from both parties need to do more than declare would be our new best friend.
plying cash that is quickly spent. the Trump budget dead on arrival. They need In its place: the Mar-a-Lago international
President Trump’s budget plan would de- to make specific objections and draw clear order. If you don’t pay your dues, you don’t get
stroy the program, on the pretense that it dis- lines in the sand. Otherwise, the objectionable in. If you do, it’s no-questions-asked.
courages work. That’s nonsense, because most provisions will return. They also need to resist There was a touch of Mar-a-Lago-ism in his
adult recipients work or are unable to do so accepting federal spending cuts as inevitable. visit to Brussels, where he insisted that NATO’s
because of age or disability. A more plausible That so many working households are eli- European members meet their 2014 pledge to
explanation is that cutting food stamps would gible for food stamps reflects the prevalence spend at least 2 percent of gross domestic prod-
help to offset the cost of tax cuts for the rich. of low wage jobs. In 2016, six of the 20 biggest uct on defense. (It hovers around 1.46 percent.)
The damage would likely be permanent. Food occupations, mainly in retail, restaurants and But that demand isn’t new — Ashton Carter de-
stamps would be cut by 25 percent, $193 billion home care, had median wages around poverty manded as much as Barack Obama’s defense
over 10 years, much of which would be achieved level for a family of three. Eight of the 10 jobs secretary — and it isn’t unreasonable.
by shifting costs to the states, which could not that are expected to add the most positions in Trump did better on the Middle Eastern leg
afford to make the payment. Disparities in hun- the next decade pay poorly. of his trip. It is no small irony — and perhaps
ger and poverty across the states, typical before So the problem is not the number of people no mean feat — that the candidate who cam-
the modern program began in the 1970s, would on food stamps; it’s that companies pay wages paigned for office using scurrilously anti-Mus-
return, as would more hunger. so low that their employees qualify for them. lim rhetoric now has a better relationship with
The budget would also reduce the food It is a problem that Congress and the White Muslim leaders than Obama ever did.
stamp program by making its strict require- House can rectify by raising the minimum Partly that’s a matter of personal styles. Like
ments even stricter. It would all but prohibit wage, updating the overtime-pay rules and in- Trump, Gulf state regimes revel in gilt and traf-
states from waiving a federal rule that gen- stituting paid sick leave — for starters. fic in geld. Like him, they view politics in trans-
actional and amoral terms.
But Trump’s main achievement was to re-
Cuomo’s Pledge to Fix the Subways store normality to a United States Middle
Eastern policy that had become abnormal un-
“We need to have the best transit system on he accurately diagnosed many of the problems der Obama. “Our friends will never question
the globe,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said earlier and pledged to fix them. our support, and our enemies will never doubt
this week about the Metropolitan Transpor- There’s no mystery about what has to be our determination,” he said in his remarkably
tation Authority. New Yorkers couldn’t agree done, beginning with a major investment in good Riyadh speech on Islamist extremism.
more. They also know the system is nowhere the subway’s antique signaling system, which “We must seek partners, not perfection — and
near the best and is getting worse. They’re im- dates to the 1930s. It is a major cause of delays to make allies of all who share our goals.”
patient for Cuomo, who is ultimately responsi- and the main reason officials cannot add trains That was a useful correction to the Obama
ble for the system, to deliver on his latest prom- to busy lines. The M.T.A. has installed a mod- years, when our Mideast diplomacy became
ise to turn things around. ern, communications-based signaling system an eight-year exercise in strategic ambiva-
It is hard to overstate the importance of the on the L line, and the No. 7 line will have one lence — almost friendly toward the regime in
M.T.A. to the city, its economy and the people this year. But it could take a half-century to up- Tehran or the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo;
who ride it 7.6 million times every weekday. If it date all lines. There has to be a way to speed up often tense with the governments in Jerusa-
shut down, the city would come to a standstill. that process, even if that means taking subway lem or Riyadh.
In many ways, it is a remarkable system, but lines out of service for months at a time. Then there was Israel.
it’s impossible to look at it and not feel that, like The authority also needs to more quickly I wish Trump had made good on his pledge
its customers, it has been badly cared for. replace its trains, some of which are a half-cen- to move the United States Embassy to Je-
Which it has. Except for an exhilarating tury old. Experts say time could be saved if the rusalem. I wish he had done more to press
burst of investment in the early 1980s, officials M.T.A. did without some customized features, Mahmoud Abbas about the governance of the
have deferred necessary maintenance and like doors that slide into pockets. In the shorter crumbling Palestinian Authority. I also wish
upgrades. Trains are plagued by delays and term, the M.T.A. can make bus service a more the administration had taken my advice and
breakdowns. Even when trains run on time, appealing alternative to subways. It could add recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan
many commuters find it impossible to find more buses that riders can board from any Heights, again to acknowledge reality while
a few square inches of space to squeeze into. door, reducing wait times. punishing the Assad regime.
Above ground, the authority’s buses struggle During his speech this week, Cuomo point- If our luck holds out, we might be able to
to advance through the city’s clogged grid. ed out that “our grandfathers” built the transit make it through whatever is left of this admin-
As governor, Cuomo controls the M.T.A., and system that New Yorkers take for granted to- istration with nothing worse than a crooked
he has done far too little for it. But this week, day. It’s time now to honor their memory. neck on account of a permanent cringe.


Nascar Trying to Increase Passing at Charlotte In Brief

CONCORD, N.C. — Nascar is signed to promote better grip and it,” Earnhardt said. Tsonga Reaches Final
trying to inject some excitement has been used by Nascar on Bris- The idea behind using the com-
into Charlotte Motor Speedway, tol Motor Speedway’s concrete pound on the upper portion of the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the No. 2
where recent races have been surface, but never on an asphalt track is to create a sticky groove seed, beat Nikoloz Basilashvili at
relatively predictable, even dull: track like Charlotte. that is just as fast as the lower the Lyon Open in France to reach
When a lead car breaks free from “We talked through this op- groove, luring drivers to attempt his first clay-court final. Tsonga
the pack, it’s been nearly impossi- portunity with the track, teams, more passes up high. hit 14 aces and saved eight of 10
ble to catch. drivers and Goodyear,” Nascar Kevin Harvick, the pole sitter break points to win, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.
Nobody could catch Kyle Lar- vice president of competition for the Coca-Cola 600, called it a Tsonga, who has reached 25 ATP
son when he was running in clean Scott Miller told The Associated good plan. finals on other surfaces, will face
air during the first two 20-lap seg- Press in an email. “There was “The only groove that was there third-seeded Tomas Berdych on
ments of the Nascar All-Star race agreement that this process for the All-Star race was the bot- Saturday. Berdych beat top-seed-
last weekend. And pole sitter Mar- would enhance the racing we see tom groove,” Harvick said. “I went ed Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2), in
tin Truex Jr. led 392 of 400 laps in at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and up there and tried the middle and the other semifinal. (AP)
last year’s Coca-Cola 600. Those ultimately would make for an ex- tried the top, and while you could
make for dominating performanc- citing Coca-Cola 600.” go through there, you just couldn’t Nats Subdue Padres
es, but don’t necessarily translate Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the make any speed like you could on
to what racing fans want to see. Charlotte track hasn’t aged well the bottom. ... It’s definitely going Max Scherzer allowed three
Stock car’s governing body since it was last paved. The fastest to make a difference and hopeful- hits over eight and two-thirds in-
added a layer of traction com- part of the track remains the low- ly it widens the racetrack out and nings, Bryce Harper and Michael
pound called JP1 to the top groove er groove and that’s where drivers we can have grooves all over the A. Taylor hit two-run homers, and
the Nationals defeated the San
of CMS this week in an effort to generally run. track.”
promote more passing at the “We just run right on the bottom Earnhardt likes the idea, too. He Diego Padres, 5-1. (AP)
Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. because that’s just the fastest way. just questions whether it will have REDS 5, PHILLIES 2 Tim Adleman
The sticky substance is de- There is really no other way about an impact this week. (AP) tossed eight innings of one-hit
ball, Adam Duvall and Scott Sche-
Kanter Expresses Disdain for Turkish Arrest Report bler homered, and the Cincinnati
Reds beat the Phillies.
Enes Kanter, the Turkish N.B.A. team, did not respond to requests Criticism of Erdogan has inten- A.L. SCORES
star whose home country has re- for comment. sified since an April referendum THURSDAY’S LATE GAME
voked his passport, on Friday ex- Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish made constitutional changes Houston 7, Detroit 6
pressed disdain on social media President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that gave the Turkish leader new FRIDAY
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, ppd.
at reports that Turkey’s govern- was detained in Romania on May powers in a move some called an Oakland 4, Yankees 1
ment had issued a warrant for his 20 when the authorities learned authoritative power grab. On May Toronto 7, Texas 6
arrest. his Turkish passport had been re- 17, a street brawl erupted in Wash- Boston 3, Seattle 0
“You can’t catch me. Don’t voked. He returned to the United ington, D.C., between protesters Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4
waste your breath. I will come States on Sunday. and Turkish security personnel Houston 2, Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2
on my own will anyway, to spit on On Monday in New York, during Erdogan’s visit to the Unit-
your ugly, hateful faces,” Kanter Kanter lashed out at Erdogan at a ed States capital. N.L. SCORES
said in a Twitter post accompa- news conference, calling him the Turkey blamed the violence on THURSDAY’S LATE GAME
nied by a photo of a story by Turk- “Hitler of our century.” demonstrators, while the Wash- L.A. Dodgers 7, St. Louis 3
ish newspaper Sabah about the The 6-foot-11-inch center was ington police called it a “brutal at- FRIDAY
arrest warrant. traveling on a charity and pro- tack” on peaceful protesters. Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 2
Kanter’s agent, the National motional tour. He holds a United Turkey and the United States Mets 8, Pittsburgh 1
Basketball Association player’s States green card that allows him are allies, cooperating in the fight Washington 5, San Diego 1
Miami 8, L.A. Angels 5
union and representatives for the to live and work in the country on against the militant Islamic State Colorado 10, St. Louis 0
Oklahoma City Thunder, Kanter’s a permanent basis. group. (AP) Arizona 4, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings
WEATHER Houston 90/ 74 0 94/ 77 PC 91/ 72 C Cape Town 64/ 56 0.03 65/ 49 PC 68/ 46 S
Kansas City 84/ 61 0 81/ 58 T 78/ 56 PC Dublin 73/ 54 0 63/ 47 T 62/ 49 C
High/low temperatures for the 21 hours ended at 4 p.m. Los Angeles 72/ 61 0 69/ 56 PC 75/ 58 PC Geneva 77/ 52 0 82/ 57 T 84/ 60 S
yesterday, Eastern time, and precipitation (in inches) for Miami 93/ 79 0.17 93/ 78 T 94/ 77 Sh Hong Kong 82/ 75 0 85/ 76 PC 85/ 76 S
the 18 hours ended at 1 p.m. yesterday. Expected condi- Mpls.-St. Paul 78/ 61 0 73/ 55 C 72/ 53 Sh Kingston 88/ 79 0 89/ 75 PC 88/ 75 PC
tions for today and tomorrow. New York City 73/ 55 0 70/ 56 PC 70/ 56 C Lima 73/ 65 0 73/ 65 PC 73/ 65 C
Weather conditions: C-clouds, F-fog, H-haze, I-ice, Orlando 88/ 60 0 93/ 64 S 93/ 68 PC London 81/ 55 0 78/ 56 T 75/ 60 T
PC-partly cloudy, R-rain, S-sun, Sh-showers, Sn-snow, SS- Philadelphia 76/ 58 0.02 72/ 57 C 74/ 59 C Madrid 92/ 61 0.12 94/ 63 PC 91/ 62 T
snow showers, T-thunderstorms, Tr-trace, W-windy. Phoenix 94/ 74 0 97/ 73 S 101/ 76 S Mexico City 83/ 59 0 80/ 57 PC 79/ 58 PC
Salt Lake City 69/ 53 0 71/ 51 S 78/ 55 S Montreal 58/ 55 0.10 68/ 50 PC 78/ 55 PC
San Francisco 65/ 55 0 67/ 53 PC 67/ 52 PC Moscow 68/ 52 0 62/ 44 S 54/ 40 Sh
Yesterday Today Tomorrow Seattle 79/ 52 0 82/ 58 S 85/ 57 S Nassau 97/ 82 0.10 92/ 75 PC 91/ 75 S
Albuquerque 84/ 52 0 84/ 55 S 78/ 57 S St. Louis 85/ 63 0.08 89/ 68 T 82/ 62 PC Paris 81/ 61 0 88/ 65 PC 90/ 66 PC
Atlanta 83/ 57 0 86/ 70 PC 87/ 70 PC Washington 78/ 58 0 74/ 60 PC 76/ 64 C Prague 72/ 43 0 75/ 50 S 79/ 55 S
Boise 72/ 48 0.02 78/ 53 S 84/ 55 S FOREIGN CITIES Rio de Janeiro 82/ 70 0 84/ 68 PC 81/ 68 C
Boston 59/ 48 0.02 59/ 52 C 68/ 53 PC Rome 79/ 57 0 81/ 59 S 81/ 59 S
Buffalo 61/ 52 0.06 67/ 52 Sh 77/ 58 T Yesterday Today Tomorrow Santiago 64/ 43 0 63/ 39 S 61/ 40 PC
Charlotte 81/ 57 0 87/ 66 T 84/ 69 T Acapulco 92/ 75 0.04 89/ 79 PC 88/ 78 PC Stockholm 66/ 45 0 79/ 53 PC 79/ 55 C
Chicago 71/ 52 0.39 75/ 58 PC 73/ 55 R Athens 75/ 61 0.36 74/ 61 PC 72/ 61 T Sydney 68/ 51 0 70/ 56 S 73/ 51 S
Cleveland 70/ 59 0.01 71/ 58 PC 77/ 59 T Beijing 89/ 55 0 92/ 62 S 98/ 63 PC Tokyo 70/ 64 0.41 75/ 64 PC 77/ 67 PC
Dallas-Ft. Worth 95/ 75 0 96/ 73 T 82/ 65 T Berlin 77/ 48 0 77/ 54 S 84/ 61 PC Toronto 64/ 54 0.03 67/ 49 C 69/ 56 T
Denver 72/ 45 0.03 58/ 42 T 69/ 45 PC Buenos Aires 66/ 52 0 58/ 45 PC 60/ 46 PC Vancouver 66/ 48 0 71/ 53 S 73/ 55 PC
Detroit 69/ 56 0 76/ 57 PC 74/ 57 T Cairo 95/ 68 0 97/ 72 S 94/ 71 S Warsaw 72/ 48 0.03 71/ 51 S 79/ 57 S


Cavs vs. Warriors: A Matchup Without Peer ‘Biggest Fight’

Put Behind Her,
So, for the third straight season, The Cavaliers’
the Golden State Warriors and the LeBron James,
Cleveland Cavaliers are facing off top, and the Kvitova Returns
in the N.B.A. finals.
Though many saw this match- Warriors’ PARIS — Five months after a
up as inevitable, it’s a historical Stephen Curry home invader’s knife sliced into
anomaly. While there have been in the 2015 her left hand, Petra Kvitova will
dynasties before in the N.B.A., N.B.A. finals, return to competitive tennis at the
it’s rare for two of them to line up which Golden French Open, a last-minute deci-
so closely. The finals have never State took in sion to make her comeback earlier
before matched the same teams six games. than expected.
three years in a row. Injuries, ag- “Not many people believe that
ing, loss of form and sheer ran- I can play tennis again,” Kvitova
domness always seemed to get in said on Friday in a news confer-
the way. ence at Roland Garros. “So I’m
Even in the dominant Celt- JOHN G. MABANGLO-POOL/GETTY IMAGES happy that I can play. I actually
ics-Lakers eras, the same teams enon, one each in professional teams had been in every Stanley already won my biggest fight.”
never met in the finals three times baseball, football and hockey. Cup finals for 13 years. Dr. Radek Kebrle, her surgeon,
in a row. The Celtics reached 10 In the early 1920s, New York In an era when the N.H.L. had said that a “realistic timeline” had
straight finals in the ’50s and ’60s was the epicenter of baseball only six teams, returning to the Kvitova returning six months af-
(winning nine of them). Nine of greatness, and the Giants and finals was easier than it is today, ter the attack, and that her return
those were against the St. Louis Yankees faced off in the World Se- and the Wings and Canadiens had is one month earlier than antici-
Hawks or the Minneapolis/Los ries in 1921, ’22 and ’23. the two best records the next year. pated under ideal circumstances.
Angeles Lakers. But never three The Giants were back for a But Detroit was surprised by Bos- Kvitova, 27, was attacked in her
consecutively. fourth time in 1924, but their op- ton in the semifinals. home in Prostejov, Czech Repub-
The Lakers or the Celtics were ponents were the Washington Other trilogies in major team lic, on Dec. 20, sustaining deep
in every finals of the ’80s. But the Senators, who finished two games finals can be found, but they are cuts to all five fingers on her left
76ers, the Rockets or the Pistons ahead of the Yankees in the Ameri- few and far between. In the Eu- hand, her dominant hand.
always jumped in to prevent their can League. roleague basketball tournament, Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon
pairing three times in a row. The N.F.L.’s triple match was be- Real Madrid and Varese met from champion, sustained the inju-
Indeed, the triple rematch is a tween two teams no one is expect- 1974-76. In the Frozen Four, the ries as she pulled the knife blade
rarity in any team sport. ing to return to the big game soon: finalists were Michigan Tech and away from her throat; two fingers
Among the competitions in the Detroit Lions and the Cleve- Minnesota from 1974-76. received nerve damage. She un-
which it has never happened are land Browns, from 1952 to 1954. Now the Cavaliers and Warriors derwent surgery hours after the
the W.N.B.A. finals, the M.L.S. In the N.H.L., the Montreal Ca- join them. A lot can happen in a attack and began rehabilitative
Cup, the Final Four (men’s or nadiens and Detroit Red Wings year. But given their dominance, therapy two days later.
women’s) and the F.A. Cup. met in 1954, ’55 and ’56. This could no one is betting against a stag- “Every kind of small millimeter
There have been three signif- hardly have been a surprise to gering fourpeat in 2018. made me happy,” said Kvitova,
icant instances of the phenom- hockey fans: One or both of the VICTOR MATHER who added she had not regained
a full range of motion with her
Cup Defender Crosses a Line, to Join Challengers fingers. She has recovered from a
stress fracture in her foot that she
sustained before the attack.
At this thrill-seeking stage of cause not even the skippers truly biennial timetable was part of a After eight weeks of keeping her
the America’s Cup, foiling cata- knew how big the gap would be. framework agreement signed in hand in a protective splint, Kvito-
marans with helmeted crews of Now, though spying and sur- January by Oracle and four of this va slowly eased into gripping ob-
six will hit speeds approaching prises still exist, there is frater- year’s five challengers. jects and then tried less demand-
50 knots (about 57 m.p.h.) while nizing with the enemy as all the There is one vocal holdout ing sports like table tennis and
Global skimming across teams compete in the prelimi- among the challengers: Emirates badminton, playing with her non-
the powder-blue
Team New Zealand, which blew
nary regattas in the years leading
dominant, right hand. Four weeks
SportS waters of Bermu- to the Cup. Having Oracle Team what should have been an insur- after that, she began holding a
Christopher da’s Great Sound. USA join the challenger series is mountable 8-1 lead in San Fran- tennis racket, and eventually she
Clarey But the clear the next step, one that not all the cisco to lose the last America’s hit soft balls. She started hitting
lines between the challengers embrace. Cup match to Oracle in 2013. only her two-handed backhands,
defender and the challengers “That’s a big shift,” said Ben Grant Dalton, Team New Zea- then eased into hitting forehands
of the Cup, which is set to begin Ainslie, the skipper and chief land’s chief executive, told me and serves. “Of course, the hand
Saturday, are blurring. Never principal of the British challenger that his team wants to preserve doesn’t have that power and the
more so than in this 35th Amer- Land Rover BAR. “It certainly the challenger-defender divide strength yet, but I’m working on
ica’s Cup, where the defender, raised a few eyebrows.” stipulated by the regatta’s found- it,” she said. “Hopefully, one day
Oracle Team USA, will race in the The idea is to make the Amer- ing document. He said his team will be everything perfect. But we
first phase of the America’s Cup ica’s Cup a league more than a sees itself as a “lone wolf.” never know, still.”
qualifiers that will determine its challenge cup, to make it as main- But much can change in a hur- A Women’s Tennis Association
eventual challenger. stream as possible while aligning ry in the boat sheds and in the wa- representative said before the
It is an America’s Cup first. its teams’ budgets with its reve- ter, just as it did in San Francisco news conference that Kvitova
Gone are the days when the nues, which are very misaligned. in 2013. More surprises undoubt- would not be able to discuss the at-
defender would not meet its The majority would like to see edly are ahead. For now, and for tack itself because of the continu-
challenger until the opening day the Cup contested more frequent- just one more day, Bermuda’s ing police investigation. Her as-
of the America’s Cup match itself ly: every two years instead of the blue waters and its brand-new sailant has not yet been captured.
— a moment of pure suspense be- now-customary three or four. The America’s Cup village await. BEN ROTHENBERG



Click to View FlipBook Version