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SPORTS | B1FELIPES FEELING ITGator QB Franks getting comfortable with UF o ense SCENE | C1TOBACCO RD BAND HITS THE STAGE FRIDAY IN EUSTIS SPORTS | B1EAST RIDGE REMAINS UNBEATEN, RANKED 4TH IN STATE @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, September 6, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State................A3 Opinion........................A9 Sports...........................B1 Scene............................C1 Comics.........................C4 Diversions.....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 249 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Staff ReportLEESBURG … The State Attorneys Office has notified Leesburg police that it will not press charges against the mom shown in a Facebook video dunking her 3-year-old sons head in a toilet.Our department is disap-pointed,Ž Leesburg Police Maj. Steve Rockefeller said, adding that his department learned of the decision Wednesday morning.The video, which first appeared on Facebook late last week and has since sparked nationwide outrage, shows Kaitlyn Wolf of Lees-burg holding her childs hands behind his back and pushing his head into the toilet while she flushes it. Her 10-yeaar-old son filmed it on a phone.Another woman got hold No charges against mom for giving toilet swirlyA woman identi“ ed as Kaitlyn Wolf, 31, of Leesburg, was seen dunking a young boy into the toilet on a video posted on Facebook. [FACEBOOK] By Jay Reeves and Rebecca SantanaAssociated PressDAUPHIN ISLAND „ Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made land-fall. The storm weakened into a depression Wednesday but remained dangerous, dump-ing rain, spawning possible tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake.Gordon struck the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi late Tuesday. Forecasters said radar spotted possible tornados spun off by the storm overnight in south-ern Alabama and the Florida Tropical storm turns deadlyGordon, never a hurricane, killed child in mobile homeSusan and Bill Jones check their neighbors homes while walking the sandand water-covered streets from Tropical Storm Gordon on Wednesday in Dauphin Island, Ala. [AP PHOTO/DAN ANDERSON] Pieces of an oak tree are seen after it fell on a mobile home, killing a child in Pensacola on Wednesday. [BILL KACZOR VIA AP] By Mark Sherman and Lisa Mascaro Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly stressed the importance of judicial independence on the second day of his confirmation hear-ing Wednesday as he faced questioning from senators, including Democrats who fear he would be President Donald Trumps man on the high court. But he declined to address whether Trump could be subpoenaed or could pardon himself.Pressed by Judiciary Com-mittee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, on whether he would be indepen-dent from the president who nominated him, Kavanaugh responded, No one is above the law.ŽBut asked later by the panels top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, whether a president can be required to respond to a subpoena, Kavanaugh said, I cant give you an answer on that hypothetical question.Ž The Supreme Court has never answered that question, and it is among the most important at Kavanaughs hearing since Trump could face a subpoena in special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation.Kavanaugh also refused to say whether he thinks a presi-dent can pardon himself … or provide a pardon in exchange for a bribe or pardon someone on the understanding that the person wouldnt testify against the president.Im not going to answer hypothetical questions of that sort,Ž Kavanaugh said, responding to questions from Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.Day two of Kavanaughs confirmation hearings began much as the first with protesters often interrupting proceedings. Some two dozen protesters were escorted from the hearing room after shout-ing objections to Kavanaughs nomination. One shouted that the questions senators were asking about executive power were not hypotheticalŽ and should be answered.Despite interruptions, sen-ators plunged into their initial opportunity to publicly ques-tion Kavanaugh in what was expected to be a marathon day of examination.The hearing has strong political overtones ahead of the November election, but Democrats lack the votes Kavanaugh stresses independence, won't discuss WH subpoenasSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room during a break on the second day of his con“ rmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 5. [AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE] See SWIRLY, A6 See STORM, A6 See SENATE, A6

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A2 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommet.com................................352-365-8268 REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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Depending upon the length of your subscription and the timing of the publication and the delivery of premium editions, you will not be charged for any premium editions if none are published and delivered to you during your subscription. As such, in that case only, the length of your subscription will not be shortened. The timing of the publication and the delivery of the premium edition is variable. There will be no more than 18 premium editions published each calendar year. For more info or to make changes or cancel your subscription, please call Customer Service at 1-352-787-0600 or email us at subscriptions@dailycommercial.com.MISSED YOUR NEWSPAPER?: Email subscriptions@ dailycommercial.com anytime or call 352-787-0600 in Lake County or 877-702-0600 in Sumter County from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday. If youre going on vacation, call circulation 48 hours ahead to stop service. OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY: The Daily Commercial promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its pages. If you believe we have made an error, call the news department at 352-365-8250. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CALENDAR, GAME RESULTS: Email upcoming events, along with news about awards and personal or professional milestones „ with a photo, if you desire „ to news@ dailycommercial.com. Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by calling 352-365-8268 or 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESThe Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 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. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Mega Millions: 2-7-25-35-44-3-x3 Lucky Money: 21-25-33-45-13 Fantasy 5: 1-6-13-30-36 Wednesday, Sept. 5 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-4-0-0-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-5-4-0 Pick 3 Afternoon: 1-9-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-5LOTTERYTrump disputes books portrayal of White House dysfunctionBy Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller The Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump unloaded Wednesday against an explosive new book from journalist Bob Woodward, labeling the tell-all memoir a work of fictionŽ as West Wing staff scrambled to rebut its vivid depictions of White House dysfunction.The book means noth-ing,Ž Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. He said the early release of infor-mation from the book this week was designed to interfere with confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which I dont think its done.ŽVenting for a second day, Trump tweeted that Fear: Trump in the White HouseŽ was the exact opposite of the fact.Ž He also revisited a call to change libel laws, though he has no authority to do so.The book features cur-rent and former aides calling the president an idiotŽ and a liarŽ and depicting him as prone to rash policy decisions that aides worked furiously to derail or stall. Within the West Wing, aides increasingly numb to drama still were shaken by the in-depth reporting, which included interviews with numerous aides and copies of internal memos. The White House press office appeared caught off guard when The Washington Post published a story about the book on Tuesday, a week before its Sept. 11 release date. The office was unable to quickly procure an advance copy of the book.Key allies have pushed back against the book, which quotes Trump aides disparaging the presidents judgment and claiming they plucked papers off his desk to prevent him from withdrawing from a pair of trade agreements. Those issuing denials, at least in part, included Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly.Underscoring the aggressive response, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted Wednesday that Woodward got played,Ž adding that most of these stories are made up from low confidence under performing people that have fallen flat on their faces because they didnt have the talent or intel-ligence to be successful.ŽIn a statement to the Post, Woodward said, I stand by my reporting.Ž He did not respond to multiple requests for comment.Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders evaded questions Wednesday on Fox News about whether it was a mistake for the communications depart-ment not to have Trump sit for an interview with Woodward.Trump and Woodward spoke after the book was sent to the publisher. In a transcript and audio of the call released by the Post, Woodward tells Trump he made repeated efforts to get an interview, while a clearly irritated Trump says he would have par-ticipated if he had known.Allies said some of the ire in Trumps orbit was focused on former staffers such as ex-staff secretary Rob Porter and onetime economic adviser Gary Cohn, who are sym-pathetically portrayed.I dont think Woodward made anything up. Its who he talked to,Ž said former Trump cam-paign aide Sam Nunberg, adding that Cohn and Porter look like unsung heroes.ŽOpposite of factTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an expanded bilateral meeting with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah in the Cabinet Room of the White House Wednesday in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated PressNEW YORK „ Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the com-panys Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar „ and new Los Angeles Laker „ made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy from Harlems Fashion Row. The fashion collective partnered with Nike for the New York event, both a fashion show and an awards ceremony that focused on diversity in the fashion world. The evening culminated in the reveal of the latest LeBron James Nike basketball shoe: a womens sneaker designed by three female AfricanAmerican designers and inspired by strong African-American women. In emotional remarks, James paid tribute to the three women in his life „ his mother, wife and 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri. He noted how his mother had raised him alone and had given him a sense of pride, a sense of strength, a sense of no worry.Ž Because of you, Gloria James, Im able to be in a position today where I can give back and showcase why I believe AfricanAmerican women are the most powerful women in the world.Ž The NBA star, who was wearing one of his favored shrunken-fit shorts suits by designer Thom Browne, called his daughter my rock.Ž Not only did she change me, shes made me a better person,Ž James said. A more dedicated person, a stronger person, I guess a more sensitive person.Ž Closing his remarks, he said he stood for anybody who believes in change.Ž LeBron James supports Nikes Kaepernick decisionBy Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.Facebooks No. 2 exec-utive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitters CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate intelligence committee, but there was an empty chair for Googles parent Alphabet, which refused to send its top executive.Senators had sharp words for Alphabet CEO Larry Page, who over-sees Google. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., suggested the company might have bailed because it was arrogantŽ while Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, expressed outrage over the absence.Sandbergs appearance came several months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in highly publicized Capitol Hill hearings. Like Zuckerberg, she acknowledged Face-books lag in recognizing Russian efforts to manip-ulate Facebook during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential elec-tion. Sandberg detailed Facebooks efforts to fight the problem with new technologies and manpower.We are even more determined than our adversaries, and we will continue to fight back,Ž Sandberg said.Dorsey, far less of a public figure than Sandberg, ac knowl-edged that he is typically pretty shy.Ž But he was forthcoming with the committee about what his company needs to improve.Facebook, Twitter pledge to ght foreign intrusionBasketball star LeBron James, holds his daughter Zhuri, as he accepts the Harlem Fashion Rows ICON 360 Award for his contribution to fashion and philanthropy at the HFR fashion show and awards ceremony before the start of New York Fashion Week Tuesday [DIANE BONDAREFF/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLD

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGMan dies when truck rolls over on US 441Police are investigating a vehicle rollover crash Sunday that claimed the life of a 25-year-old man.When police arrived they found Felix Vargas Jr., 25, of Leesburg in the wreckage of a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder out-side Pats Pawn & Gun at 2301 U.S. Highway 441.He had been driving on U.S. 441 when he lost control. The truck left the road and crossed six lanes, overturning against the side of the building. Vargas was taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. The crash is still being investigated by the Leesburg Police Depart-ment, which is asking for anyone with information to call 787-2121 and ask for the Traffic Unit. SORRENTODetectives ID Sorrento shooting victimAuthorities have identified a man who showed up on the porch of a Sorrento home with a gunshot wound late Friday night as 49-year-old Carlos Humberto Estrella Castillo of Orlando.According to Lake County Sheriffs officials, deputies were called to a home on Car-roll Avenue at 11:17 p.m. Friday about a man being shot. When they arrived, they found a Hispanic man on the porch uncon-scious. He was taken to Florida Hospital Water-man in Tavares, where he died.Investigators say the people who live at the Carroll Avenue home werent involved in the shooting. Rather, the victim randomly chose the house to get help after he was shot, they say.Castillo was not carry-ing identification when authorities found him, so it took several days to identify him. ASTATULAMan helps police nab ” eeing sonPolice trying to track down a fleeing driver got an unexpected assist Tuesday „ from the 20-year-old mans father.Justin L. Beurket, of Astatula, has been charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest without violence, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and driv-ing with a suspended license, third conviction.An Astatula police offi-cer said he was watching traffic at County Road 48 at Van Buren Street at 9:25 p.m. when he saw a vehicle with a headlight burned out.The officer started pursuing the car, which was eventually abandoned on Washington Street. The engine was still running and the drivers door was open.The officer said he was told by a man in the 25000 block of Washington that he saw his son running behind his home. Police used a dog to track Beurket to his brothers home. TALLAHASSEEGov. Scott ordered to hand over public recordsA Tallahassee judge is ordering Florida Gov. Safety commission weighs guardians versus $400 million a year for policeBy Terry Spencer Associated PressSUNRISE „ The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre appeared split Wednesday on whether a police officer should be assigned to every public school in the state or should some be protected by armed security guards and staff members. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission learned at its monthly meeting that it would cost about $400 mil-lion annually to place at least one police officer at the states approximately 4,000 public schools. Currently, there are about 1,350 officers assigned to the states schools, with some schools having two or more. Because of the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Doug-las that left 17 dead, the state now requires every school have armed protection but can choose between police, also known as school resource Panel debates cost of campus copsSheriff and chairperson, Bob Gualtieri, of Pinellas county, Fla., speaks during a state commission meeting as they investigate the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre and how Broward school district and others access threats, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. The commission heard Tuesday the suspects late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea and agreed that a diversion program for students who commit minor on-campus crimes played no part in the shooting. [AP PHOTO/ BRYNN ANDERSON] Exhibit featuring soldiers opens at Daytonas Museum of Arts & SciencesBy Tony HoltGatehouse Media FloridaDAYTONA BEACH „ It is hard for Jay BrandonŽ Box to describe what it was like serving in Iraq. When he got too specific, he noticed people recoiled, so he decided it was better to keep it generic. It was hot and there was a lot of sand,Ž he often tells them.He has even found it difficult to discuss his war experiences with his own family.Box, a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was one of 100 combat veterans whose portraits hung on the wall at Daytona Beachs Museum of Arts & Sciences. The indi-vidual paintings make up the 100 Faces of War,Ž a trav-eling Smithsonian exhibit that opened Saturday and is running at the museum through Nov. 25.That painting on the wall „ with Boxs written words next to it „ gives people a fuller understanding of what Boxs life was like during his two tours in Iraq.Some of my friends are closer to me than my family in some ways,Ž Box wrote.You hear the phrase, I trust this guy with my life when you and your buddies get drunk,Ž he also wrote. 100 Faces of War100 Faces of WarWHAT: 100 Faces of WarŽ traveling Smithsonian exhibition WHERE: Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach WHEN: Through Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays ADMISSION: Regular admission is $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for seniors and students, $6.95 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and younger. INFORMATION: moas.org Painted veteran Jeffrey Torres with his likeness at the 100 Faces of War exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach on Saturday. [NIGEL COOK/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Associated PressLARGO „ Authorities in Florida say they have a prime suspect in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Tues-day in the woods near St. Petersburg „ the childs 21-year-old mother Cha-risse Stinson.Stinson reported the boy missing early Sunday, according to police in Largo. A statewide Amber Alert was issued for little Jordan Belliveau after Stin-son told authorities a man named Antwan,Ž who had dreadlocks and gold teeth, kidnapped Jordan after giving them a ride on Saturday night in the Tampa Bay area.According to authorities, Stinson said the man even-tually became violent. She lost consciousness after several blows to the face. She said she awoke in a park and her child was missing. Police released a sketch of the man to the public.In a press conference Wednesday morning, police officials characterized the mothers initial testimony as deceptive.ŽInitially there were parts of the story that the detec-tives felt were possibly not true,Ž said Lt. Randall Chaney. But at the same time, we are trying to find a child.ŽMom charged with murder in case of missing sonStinson A memorial for Jordan Belliveau, a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in the woods on Tuesday, sits at Lake Avenue NE and McMullen Road on Wednesday in Largo. [KATHRYN VARN/TAMPA BAY TIMES VIA AP] See BRIEFS, A4 See COPS, A4 See FACES, A4By Jim Saunders The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … With school choice a hot-button issue in Florida, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday plunged into a debate about whether voters should cast ballots in November on a proposed constitutional amendment that could help lead to more charter schools. Justices peppered attorneys on both sides of the issue with questions about whether the proposal, placed on the ballot by the state Constitution Revision Commission, would be misleading to voters. The League of Women Voters of Florida has challenged the proposal, contending it should be blocked from moving forward. Ron Meyer, an attorney for the League of Women Voters, said people would be fooledŽ by the ballot title and summary … the part of the proposal voters would see when they go to the polls. Our problem is that the voter presenting at the voting booth is not being told whats happening here, is not being given an explanatory pur-pose,Ž Meyer said. But state Deputy Solicitor General Daniel Bell disputed that the ballot title and sum-mary would be misleading to voters. The only question before this court today is whether the ballot language at issue accu-rately and clearly discloses the chief purpose of the amend-ment ƒ and we would submit that it does,Ž Bell said. The state appealed after Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled last month that the proposed constitutional amendment should be knocked off the ballot. In part pointing to the failure to use the term charter schools,Ž Cooper wrote that the pro-posal fails to inform voters of the chief purpose and effect of this proposal.Ž The Supreme Court quickly took up the issue as elections officials prepare to start sending out general-election ballots to voters this month. With justices away from Tallahassee because of an educational seminar for judges, the court took the unusual step Wednesday of hearing arguments in a court-room in West Palm Beach. The 37-member Constitu-tion Revision Commission meets every 20 years and has unique powers to place pro-posed constitutional changes on the ballot. But the educa-tion amendment comes amid heavy debate in the state about expansion of charter schools and voucher-like programs that supporters say Supreme Court explores education amendmentSee SCHOOL, A4

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A4 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Alice Mae Bellamy was born May 3, 1932. She transitioned from labor to reward on August 29, 2018. The Bellamy family will receive friends, 6:00 … 7:00P.M., Friday, sSeptember 7, 2018 at Leesburg Church of God in Christ, 1010 County Road 468, Leesburg, FL., Supt. Lonnie Smith, Pastor. A Celebration of life will convene 3:00PM., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the same location. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL (352)435-9326. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. comAlice Mae Bellamy Herbert McNealy, 66, passed away on September 1, 2018 at Tavares Hospice House. He was born and raised in Eustis, FL and was employed with City of Eustis for 30 years with Waste Water Management. He leaves to cherish his memories wife: Charlene Kee, brothers; David McNealy and Mark McNealy, sister: Nina McNealy, children, grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6:00p.m.8:00p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church located at 535 S Bay St.,Eustis, FL. 32726. Mr. McNealy interment will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, FL. Professional services entrusted to Snows Funeral Ministry (Providing a memory that will never fade). Herbert McNealy Howard Alphonso ParrishHoward Alphonso Parrish, 55 of Eustis died Friday, August 31, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. 352.589.4666 Funeral Services John Leonard JackŽ Fahs, Jr. John Leonard JackŽ Fahs, Jr. passed away at Lake Harris Health Care Center, Leesburg, on September 3, 2018, after a long and gradual decline. Jack was born at his grandmother Wilsons home in Leesburg, Florida on November 9, 1927, an only child. His father, John Leonard Fahs, had come to Leesburg about 1917 from Pennsylvania and his mother, Mary Katherine Wilson, came to Leesburg from Alabama even earlier. Together they were graduated from Leesburg High School in 1921, and later were married in 1924. Jack lived in Leesburg on Herndon Street until he “nished the sixth grade. At that time the family moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he was graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1945, attended Marion Institute and the University of Florida for a year where he pledged with Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and entered West Point Military Academy in the summer of 1946. After four years at West Point, graduating with the Class of `50, he started a military career as a platoon leader in the 3d Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. A few days after reporting for duty, his division was alerted to move to Korea. After a hectic week or so, the 3d Division left Fort Benning by troop train to Camp Stolman, California, and a short time later sailed on one of the GeneralŽ ships to Japan. After a short time in Japan they moved on to Korea, landing in Wonson in November 1950. Upon returning from Korea, Jack was stationed again at Fort Benning for about a year, then transferred to the Ordnance Corps. After school at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, three years were spent in Indiana at Madison Proving Grounds. He later attended Purdue University where he received a MS in Engineering. After Purdue, he and Martha Jane MartyŽ Jonah were married, beginning married life at Spring“eld Armory in Massachusetts. Their oldest son, John III was born at Spring“eld. A daughter, Catherine Anne CathyŽ was born two years later at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. In the fall of 1960 Jack was transferred to Pirmasens, Germany where he commanded a Special Weapons unit, and later in COMZ Headquarters in Orleans, France. He returned to the states in the spring of 1964 for a four year assignment with NASA in Alexandria, Virginia, working on the Apollo Applications Program. Their youngest son, Robert Frederick was born at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. shortly after the return. A home was established in Spring“eld, Virginia where they stayed about 15 years. Retiring from the Army in 1970, Jack went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as an Industrial Engineer. Later, he joined the Special Action Of“ce for Drug Abuse Prevention which was part of the Executive Of“ces of the President. Later this of“ce was merged with the newly formed National Institute on Drug Abuse from which he retired for a second time as a civil servant. Jack & Marty were divorced in 1981 and she died in 1994. His second marriage was to Glorianne Edith Seymour in 1982, after knowing each other at work for almost ten years. They retired the following year, and became snowbirds, going back and forth from Potomac, Maryland, and later, Fairfax, Virginia to home in Leesburg, Florida from 1983 until 2010. In 1987 the Potomac residence was replaced by a home in Fairfax, Virginia which was called home during the summer and fall months. They became actual Florida residents in 1988. Adjusting well to full time retirement, they spent their time doing genealogy, playing bridge, traveling, visiting children and grandchildren, and trying to keep two homes in working order. John Leonard Fahs III, the oldest son, was graduated from the University of Virginia and completed his Masters program at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. They lived “rst in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he worked for American Cyanamid, later living in Cheshire, Connecticut. He and Deborah Bain, his wife, presented three grandsons, Eric Matthew, Nathan John, and Gregory Bain. Catherine Anne, the second child, was graduated from Gettysburg College in 1981, and took a job in Philadelphia with Pennsylvania Bell. In 1983, she married Edward Bartholomew Miller, another Gettysburg graduate, and they later moved to Fairfax, Virginia. Both Cathy and Ed continued their education, Cathy receiving an RN and Ed a degree in education. They adopted three children, Sarah Catherine, Maxim Edward, and Theresa Anne, the latter two children from Russia. Robert Frederick, youngest son, married Carla June Watson in Leesburg. They also have three sons, Tyler William, Brenden Frederick and Matthew David. Robert worked “rst as an assistant manager with Ames Department Stores, later going to Bell Atlantic NYNEX, which now is known as Verizon. When they were married in 1982, Jack acquired another daughter in the process, Gerianne Eleanore Keator. Geri was married to Roger BarneyŽ Harrell, who passed away young. She has two children, Christina Anne and John Ryan, and two grandchildren, Haylie Anne and Landon. Jack is a lifetime member of Leesburg Heritage Society, and was a member of Leesburg Duplicate Bridge Club. Memorials may be sent to Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg. Burial will be private. Funeral Services Henrietta Crosby was born November 23 1941. She answered the Masters call on August 26, 2018. A Celebration of life will convene 1:00PM., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 110 S. Lake Street, Leesburg, FL., Rev. Bettye Watson, Pastor. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL (352)435-9326. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. comHenrietta Crosby Selina A. Smith was born January 4, 1957. She entered into eternal rest on August 25, 2018. A Celebration of life will convene 11:00A.M., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1012 E. Line Street, Leesburg, FL., Rev. Dr. Tony C. Person, Pastor, Rev. David Connelly, Presiding, Rev. R. D. Daniels, Eulogist. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL (352)435-9326. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. comSelina A. Smith Its a pretty good feel-ing to hear that. Some things bring you closer together, like the loss of a friend in your platoon. I wish unfortunate things didnt bring you closer, but for some reason they do.ŽThe exhibit features men and women from all branches. It features officers and enlisted troops. Some are disabled while others are not. There are people of various backgrounds and ages. Ten of the paintings depict people who lost their lives. All 50 states are represented, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.The artist who painted every oil portrait was Matt Mitchell. He spent nearly 10 years on it, beginning in 2005.He visited the parents of the first Iraq veteran he painted „ and he met with them after their son had committed suicide. The three of them sat together on the back deck of the cou-ples home and talked for hours.Mitchell forged ahead after that experience. Thats when he believed he needed to take on such a project. It was important to illustrate what war does to people.I just said I can do something about how the war comes home,Ž he said. This is one of the biggest things going on in the world and I wanted to be engaged.ŽMitchells awareness of the emotional scars of combat, the extent to which troops suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, came to him very suddenly.We didnt go into these wars with that understanding,Ž he said, or at least the general public didnt.ŽSome of the people in the paintings are wearing dress blue uni-forms. Others are in battle dress uniforms. Others are in civilian clothes. All of them are staring straight ahead. Each looks serious. It didnt matter what height, size or skin color the person was. They are all depicted the same way. That was by design. It was meant to be egal-itarian,Ž Mitchell said.Another critical com-ponent was to have the veterans include their own stories next to their paintings. Some copied letters to home, another wrote a poem. Some were eloquent and others were succinct. Mitchell said he didnt want to do it that way first. He didnt want other peoples words to be a part of it. If he was going to commit to this, it had to be completely his vision.But the more he thought about it the more he realized that the full picture of war being brought home needed to include statements from those depicted in the paintings.When you bring people in, you make something different than an individual would make,Ž Mitchell said. That was a key.Its hard to take a back seat with my own opinions,Ž he admitted. But to be able to step back and let people say whatever they wanted, it turned out to be bigger than anything I could say.ŽU.S. Army Lt. Col. Andre Hinson touted his military mindŽ and how his service has shaped his life.I have been afforded the opportunity that is more than just a job or an obligation,Ž he wrote. In my mind, its a way of life.ŽU.S. Army Capt. Kristy Schaffer, who served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, took a differ-ent tone. She had a list of things she learned fol-lowing her return home. FACESFrom Page A3officers, security guards and trained non-teaching staff members. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gu altieri, the commis-sions chairman, told the members he doesnt believe the Legislature, counties and school boards would be willing to pay the cost of putting a police officer in every school and if they did, there arent enough officers available to fill the gaps. So if the commission wants to be realistic, it cannot recommend that schools depend solely on police officers, Gualtieri said. The true last line and, in some cases, the first line of defense is somebody who can stop the attack once they have begun,Ž Gualt-ieri said. We need to have someone who can stop the attack when the next one happens.Ž But Brevard County School Superintendent Desmond Blackburn said the commission shouldnt let the Legislature off the hookŽ as the $400 million cost of putting an officer at every school represents less than a half a percent of the states nearly $90 billion budget. He said if every court-house, nuclear power plant and stadium in the state can have police protection when open, so can every school, and armed guards and staff members should supplement officers, not replace them. An Associated Press survey over the summer found that about twothirds of the states 67 school districts are solely using police officers to meet the new state requirement. COPSFrom Page A3Rick Scott to hand over copies of his travel schedule after the governors office tried to contend the information is confidential.Circuit Judge Charles Dodson gave the Scott administration 10 days to produce copies of his schedule running from July 20 of this year until Oct. 31. The information must include his campaign and fundraising schedule as well as anything related to his official duties. Scott is running for U.S. Senate.Positive Healthcare Florida asked for Scotts schedule amid a contract dispute involving Floridas Medicaid program. The company is losing a contract to provide services to people infected with HIV or AIDS.The governors refused to hand over the infor-mation, saying it would reveal surveillance pro-cedures. But Dodson ruled that the exemption does not apply to the governors travel record. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 give students more edu-cational choices.The proposed amend-ment, which would appear on the ballot as Amendment 8, would impose eight-year term limits on school board members and would require the promotion of civic literacyŽ in public schools. But a third provision that drew the legal chal-lenge from the League of Women Voters of Flor-ida would allow the state to operate, control and supervise public schools not established by the school board.Ž County school boards and charter-school operators have repeatedly battled in recent years about whether new charter schools should be allowed. While the proposed con-stitutional wording does not specifically mention charter schools, it could open the door to the state allowing charter schools outside of the control of local school boards. Charter schools are public schools but are typically operated by private entities. The Supreme Court, as is customary, did not indicate Wednesday how it would rule. But justices Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince asked questions that appeared clearly skeptical of the states arguments. My problem with this, and it was I think what the circuit court zeroed in on, is whether the ballot title and sum-mary establishes the ƒ true meaning of the amendment,Ž Pariente said. It is pretty clear from looking at the briefs that the true pur-pose was to take away responsibilities from the school boards and transfer it to either the Legislature, the state, to a private commission.Ž SCHOOLFrom Page A3

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A6 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comof the video and posted it online. As Facebook users lashed out angrily over the video, Wolf claimed she and her older son were simply playing a trickŽ on the little boy.Rockefeller said Leesburg police began investigating evening when calls began pouring in about the video.DCF had visited the home on Thursday and decided it did not rise to the level of abuse, but police quickly asked for an arrest warrant. Prosecu-tors declined, saying they needed more information.On Tuesday, a child forensic interviewer from the Childrens Advocacy Center quizzed Kaitlyn Wolfs children. The interview was witnessed by a detective sergeant, an investigator with the Department of Children and Families and an assis-tant state attorney.Rockefeller said the Advocacy Center concluded that while there were positive findings of threatened harm of mental injury due to bizarre punishment, it was indeterminate of physical abuse and inde-terminate of neglect due to inadequate supervision.ŽOn Tuesday, a detective again asked for an arrest warrant, but the State Attorneys Office declined.The Lake County prosecutors office is still preparing a written report.Were done with our investigation,Ž Rockefeller said, adding that Leesburg Police are calling on DCF to enact a safety plan to ensure the childrens safety.DCFs spokeswoman could not be reached for comment. SWIRLYFrom Page A1panhandle. Parts of the panhandle had received more than 10 inches in 24 hours as of midday Wednesday. Even as the system was weakening into a remnant low it still posed threats as it moved inland on a fore-cast track that would take its center northwest into Arkansas, then northeast toward the Great Lakes. Forecasters pre-dicted total rain amounts of 4-8 inches in parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mis-souri, Iowa and Illinois. Rainfall could be even more intense in isolated spots „ up to 12 inches through early Saturday.The only death reported as of Wednesday after-noon was the child killed late Tuesday when a large oak tree branch fell onto a mobile home in Pen-sacola, Florida. Neighbor Amanda Ray told the Pensacola News Journal she heard a crack and a scream as the limb fell around 9 p.m. Tuesday.It was just awful,Ž she said, adding that the sounds were almost indistinguishable from the storms howling winds. The Escambia County Sheriffs office posted on its Facebook page that responding deputies discovered the child had been killed. Officials havent released the childs identity.Neighbors told the newspaper the victim was about 10 months old.Escambia County received 10 calls overnight for downed trees in roadways, along with multiple reports of arcing power lines as the storm blew through with peak gusts of 61 mph. Beachgoers in the area were warned Wednesday of dangerous rip currents that prompted red-flag warnings, meaning it was illegal to enter the Gulf of Mexico.Driftwood and other debris made for hazardous driving early Wednesday on the causeway to Dau-phin Island, Alabama, which was partly flooded by seawater overnight, leaving people to drive over sand and around lawn furniture on the main road. Siding was peeled off some houses, but Mayor Jeff Collier said for the most part, we did OK.ŽDominic Carlucci drove back to his home on the barrier island in his Hummer, and found no damage, just a sagging wooden fence. It wasnt nearly as bad as when Nate, the last hurricane to strike the U.S., came ashore last October in nearby Biloxi, Mississippi. Were good,Ž he said.On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 12 casinos that were ordered closed Tuesday were given per-mission Wednesday to open at noon. In Biloxi, fisherman Ndoc Nguyen was returning with his shrimp boat to the marina. He and other boaters had taken their boats inland in various rivers to pro-tect them from the storm surge and winds. Nguyen said he would likely have to wait a few days for the wind to calm downŽ before going out on the water again.This is the price you pay to look at this beautiful water and enjoy the coast,Ž Pascagoula resident Richard Whitlock said as he raked leaves and branches from his yard overlooking the Gulf.A storm surge covered barrier islands as the storm blew through, and some inland roadways were flooded by the rain. The National Weather Service in Mobile cau-tioned that the Styx River near Elsanor, Alabama, could reach moderate, and possibly major, flood stage later Wednesday.More than 27,000 customers were without power as Gordon began pushing ashore, mostly in coastal Alabama and the western tip of the Florida Panhandle around Pensacola, with a few hundred in southeastern Mississippi. Crews were already restoring electric-ity early Wednesday.Rain was still falling but the lights were on at a Waffle House restaurant in Mobile, where factory worker Jerome Richardson said he lost power at 9 p.m. as the storm passed overhead. He was still without electricity as he left before dawn for his 12-hour shift.I just hope I dont have to throw out everything in my refrigerator when I get home,Ž he said.Governors in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana had all declared states of emergency to better mobilize state resources and National Guard troops for the storm. Workers on at least 54 oil and gas production plat-forms were evacuated. Communities along the coast provided sand and bags, and many hustled to protect their properties ahead of the storm. New Orleans braced for flooding, but in the end got only a glancing blow.New concerns: Hurri-cane Florence has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, on a path toward Bermuda, and lining up behind it, another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa.Its the peak of hurri-cane season,Ž Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. Now is the time to get your plans all set.Ž STORMFrom Page A1to block Kavanaughs confirmation. They fear Kavanaugh will push the court to the right on abortion, guns and other issues, and that he will side with Trump in cases stemming from Muellers investigation of Trumps 2016 campaign.Addressing some of those concerns, Kavanaugh said that the first thing that makes a good judge is independence, not being swayed by political or public pressure.Ž He cited historic court cases including Brown v. Board of Education that deseg-regated schools and U.S. v. Nixon that compelled the president to turn over the Watergate tapes … a ruling that Kavanaugh had previ-ously questioned.That takes some backbone,Ž he said of the justices who decided those cases.Asked about court precedents, the importance of previously settled cases including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade deci-sion that ensures access to abortion, Kavanaugh said, Respect for precedent is important. ... Precedent is rooted right in the Consti-tution itself.ŽKavanaugh noted that Roe was reaffirmed in a 1992 decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey. He likened it to another controversial, landmark Supreme Court decision, the Miranda ruling about the rights of criminal suspects. Kavanaugh said the court specifically reaffirmed both decisions in later cases that made them precedent on precedent.Ž Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, praised Kavanaugh for hiring female lawyers as his clerks as a judge on the District of Columbia court of appeals, and then posed questions about whether Kavanaugh was aware of sexual harassment allegations against retired circuit court Judge Alex Kozinski in California. Kavanaugh had clerked for Kozinski in the early 1990s and considered the judge a friend and mentor.Kavanaugh said he had known nothing about the allegations until they were disclosed last year. It was a gut punch for me,Ž he said, and he was shocked, disappointed, angry.ŽAsked about an email list Kozinski allegedly used to send offensive material, Kavanaugh said: I dont remember anything like that.ŽTrump nominated Kava-naugh, 53, to fill the seat of retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. The change could make the court more conservative on a range of issues.Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh in time for the first day of the new Supreme Court term, Oct. 1.In stressing his indepen-dence, Kavanaugh pushed back against suggestions that after his time on inde-pendent counsel Kenneth Starrs team investigating Bill Clinton in the 1990s, he no longer believes a sitting president should be investigated. He said his views did shift after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks but his ideas about revisiting the special counsel law were merely suggestions.They were some ideas for Congress to consider. They were not my constitutional views,Ž he told the panel.Pressed by Feinstein on his comment several years ago that U.S. v. Nixon might have been wrongly decided, he said his quote „ shown on a poster above the senator „ was not in contextŽ and I have repeat-edly called U.S. v. Nixon one of the four greatest moments in court history.Ž SENATEFrom Page A1

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 A7By Jill Lawless Associated PressLONDON (AP) „ Britain deepened its diplomatic feud with Moscow on Wednesday, charging two men it says are Russian military intel-ligence officers with the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a double agent who betrayed the service by spying for the West.But U.K. authorities acknowledged there was little chance Russia would hand over the suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, to face justice in Britain.Prime Minister Theresa May said the use of a chemical weapon in the city of Salisbury, which left a British woman dead and four people, including Skripal and his daughter, seriously ill, was carried out by officers of the GRU intelligence service and almost certainly approved at a senior level of the Russian state.ŽThis was not a rogue operation,Ž she told lawmakers after police released photos of the suspects as they trav-eled through London and Salisbury before flying back to Moscow from Heathrow Airport on the evening of March 4, hours after the Skripals were poisoned.Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack, and Russian officials said they did not recognize the suspects.Russian Foreign Minis-try spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the names and images of Petrov and Boshirov say nothing to us.ŽBritish prosecutors said the two were being charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok.Sue Hemming of the Crown Prosecution Service said the U.K. wouldnt ask Moscow to hand the men over because Russian law forbids extradition of its citizens. Britain has obtained domestic and European arrest warrants for the suspects, meaning they can be detained if they leave Russia for another Euro-pean country. Neil Basu, Britains top police counterterrorism officer, conceded it was very, very unlikelyŽ police would be in a posi-tion to arrest them any time soon.But, he said, we will never give up.ŽSergei Skripal, 67, is a former colonel in the GRU who was convicted in 2006 of spying for Britain and imprisoned. He was freed in a 2010 spy swap and settled in the U.K.Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of London, on March 4. They spent weeks hospitalized in critical condition and are now recovering in a secret location for their own protection. A police officer, Nick Bailey, was also hospitalized.British authorities and the international chemi-cal weapons watchdog say the victims were exposed to Novichok, a type of military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.The poisoning ignited a diplomatic confronta-tion in which hundreds of envoys were expelled by both Russia and Western nations.Six months after the chemical weapons attack rocked the quiet cathedral city, police released new details about what Basu called one of the most complex investigationsŽ the force had ever seen.Police say Petrov and Boshirov, both about 40, flew from Moscow to London on Russian passports two days before the Skripals were poisoned. Basu said the passports were genuine but the names were probably aliases, and appealed to the public to help identify the men.Police revealed that traces of Novichok were found at a hotel in Londons east end where the men spent two nights.Police didnt test the budget City Stay Hotel for Novichok until two months after the attack, but Basu said the tiny quantity of nerve agent found there did not pose a risk to other guests.Police believe the nerve agent was smuggled to Britain in a counterfeit Nina Ricci perfume bottle and sprayed on the front door of Sergei Skripals house.More than three months later, the bottle was found by a local man, 48-year-old Charlie Rowley. He was hospitalized and his girlfriend Dawn Stur-gess, 44, died after being exposed to the contents.The Organization for the Prohibition of Chem-ical Weapons confirmed Tuesday that Rowley and Sturgess were also exposed to Novichok.Police are still trying to determine where the bottle was between the Skripal poisoning in March and its discovery by Rowley on June 27. As a result, Basu said, police werent yet ready to lay charges in the second poisoning, though the two Russians are the prime suspects.The case, with its chill-ing cloak-and-dagger details, echoes the 2006 murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Rus-sian agent who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210 at a London hotel. Britain spent years trying in vain to prosecute the prime suspects, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun.A British inquiry concluded that Litvinenko had been killed at the behest of the Russian state, probably with the knowledge of President Vladimir Putin.Russian defense and security analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said authorization to attack the Skripals had also likely come from the very top.ŽThis is a message to the Russian intelligence community and spy com-munity that you do not sell out Putin to the West or there are going to be serious consequences,Ž he said.Western officials say Russias intelligence services have grown increasingly aggressive in their overseas activities. Members of the GRU have been indicted in the U.S. for hacking the Democratic Party and Hillary Clintons campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.May said Britain and its allies would step up our collective effortsŽ against the agency, though she did not name any specific measures.There can be no place in any civilized international order for the kind of barbaric activity which we saw in Salisbury in March,Ž she said.The Russian state needs to explain what happened in Salisbury,Ž May added. All weve had is obfuscation and lies.ŽUK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attackThis still taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, shows Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov at Salisbury train station on March 3, 2018. British prosecutors have charged two Russian men, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. They are charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok. [METROPOLITAN POLICE VIA AP]

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A8 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MAMJJA 2,840 2,880 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,888.60 Change: -8.12 (-0.3%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 MAMJJA 25,600 25,900 26,200 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,974.99 Change: 22.51 (0.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1258 Declined 1533 New Highs 84 New Lows 89 Vol. (in mil.) 3,167 Pvs. Volume 3,021 2,513 2,154 1081 1752 111 64 NYSE NASDDOW 26011.22 25871.04 25974.99 +22.51 +0.09% +5.08% DOW Trans. 11401.40 11253.25 11386.73 +67.24 +0.59% +7.30% DOW Util. 740.14 730.72 739.62 +8.72 +1.19% +2.25% NYSE Comp. 12977.10 12908.01 12968.55 -1.31 -0.01% +1.25% NASDAQ 8077.84 7962.35 7995.17 -96.07 -1.19% +15.82% S&P 500 2894.21 2876.92 2888.60 -8.12 -0.28% +8.04% S&P 400 2041.12 2024.11 2038.55 -1.91 -0.09% +7.26% Wilshire 5000 30181.65 29980.88 30119.07 -107.64 -0.36% +8.36% Russell 2000 1732.73 1713.69 1727.65 -5.73 -0.33% +12.51% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Consumer-focused companies like Amazon and Netflix also slumped.Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told a Senate panel they are working to stop manipulation of their services by foreign countries. Legislators criticized Alphabet, Googles parent company, for refusing to send its CEO to the hearing.In a separate hearing, House Republicans accused Twitter of bias against conservatives, a charge not backed up by evidence.The U.S. and Canada resumed negotiations to try to keep Canada in an updated North American trade pact that also includes Mexico. Canadas trade envoy sounded positive after three hours of talks, and investors are confident Canada will be included in the final deal.Technology companies like Microsoft and consumerfocused companies, most notably Amazon, have done far better than the broader stock market for years, and throughout that time they have quickly recovered from nearly every brief decline.But Julian Emanuel, chief equity and derivative strategist for BTIG, said Wednesdays hearing came at a time when investors have more concerns about those stocks than in recent years: Facebook, Twitter and Netflix all plunged about 20 percent in July after they reported weak user growth, and theyre yet to recover.The reflex reaction to buy these names on every dip, which has been the case the last few years, has broken,Ž he said. That kind of damage takes a bit of time to heal itself.ŽThe S&P 500 index slid 8.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,888.60. The Nasdaq composite, which has a high concentra-tion of technology companies, tumbled 96.07 points, or 1.2 percent, to 7,995.17. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 5.73 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,727.65.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 22.51 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,974.99 as the weaker dollar sent indus-trial companies including 3M and Caterpillar sharply higher.Twitter fell 6.1 percent to $32.73 and Facebook lost 2.3 percent to $167.18. Video chat company Snap shed 4.5 per-cent to $10.11.Many of the markets larg-est companies and the years most successful stocks traded lower. Microsoft fell 2.9 percent to $108.49 and Alphabet slid 1 percent to $1,199.10. Amazon dropped 2.2 percent to $1,994.82 while Netflix sank 6.2 percent to $341.18.Traditionally defensive companies did better. Utility Southern Co. rose 1.8 per-cent to $44.66 while PepsiCo gained 1.9 percent to $113.12. Utilities have fared worse than the broader S&P 500 this year, while household goods stocks have fallen.Tech stocks drop as Congress scrutinizes social mediaTech stocks dropped Wednesday as executives testi“ ed before Congress about social media security. [AP PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN, FILE]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 Researchers and government officials have pondered the unfortunate decline in pollinators,Ž the term that applies to honeybees and other types of bees as well as birds, butterflies, lizards and other creatures we tend to not think about much but which are vitally important to our survival. In May 2016, the National Conference of State Legislatures noted in a report that pollinators are a $24 billion cog in the U.S. economy, with some $15 billion attributable just to honey bees. Roughly one of every three mouthfuls we take results in some way from honey bee production, the report said. Yet the population of these important links in the food chain is declining. The NCSL reported that number of bee colonies has plunged from 6 million colonies in 1947 to 2.5 million now. The decrease, according to the NCSL, is blamed on a number of factors „ with insufficient diets, mites, habitat loss, disease and pesticides topping the list. A phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder „ wherein worker bees suddenly left the hive „ was also pegged as a culprit. But the USDA said it has waned within the last five years. Skeptics also point out, citing U.S. Department of Agricult ure data, that managed honey bee colony populations have remained stable for the past two decades. Still, as the NCSL notes, The health of bees and other pollinators is an important and growing concern among state legislatures. At least 18 states have enacted legislation on this topic in recent years. Legislation generally falls into one of five categories: research, pesticides, habitat protection, awareness and beekeeping.Ž Florida is not among them. But perhaps it should be. Agriculture, of course, is a critical component of our state and local economy, and bees are important to sustain it. But beekeeping also is rapidly becoming a pastime. In July 2017, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that there were 4,400 state-registered backyardŽ beekeepers, which was five times the number of a decade earlier, and that the number of managed colonies had rocketed from 158,000 to 520,000. More bees are good for all, and we need to make sure they remain healthy. Which is what the actor Chuck Norris, himself a beekeeper, is trying to do. In recent pieces about the fate of bees, Norris points out that hobbyists like himself are helping augment an increasingly threatened wild bee population. He noted the Environmental Protection Agency is now reviewing the use of certain insecticides to determine their effect on bee population decline, and that Monsanto and Walmart seek to corner the robotic bee market in anticipation of the trend continuing. We dont need to overreact. But all of us, including our policymakers, should take more of an interest in bee health. Albeit important to the livelihood of folks who manage bees and sell honey from their hives, bees make life better for all of us. Lets keep it that way.OUR OPINIONDecline of bees a major threat ANOTHER OPINION As far as you know, Im just a regular female professional, but what you may not realize is that Im part of a rising demographic of working women in their 30s who remain childless by choice so as not to derail their slowly rising careers. I wont lie, Ive caught myself at times looking differently at co-workers who were working moms when they established certain patterns: arriving late to work, abusing work-from-home policies, taking frequent extended lunch breaks, dashing out of or canceling meetings to leave early, dumping work on others so they could attend their childrens dance recitals. But now, with my biological clock ticking and the societal pressure mounting on me to either start a family or freeze my eggs, its beginning to dawn on me that I may soon find myself in the same predicament I previously considered less than ideal. So often we hear about the dissonance and even disdain between stay-athome mothers and working mothers, but has that chasm widened even further to include a more unexpected rift? Im beginning to realize the more relevant albeit subtle divide among women exists within the confines of the workforce: between those who delay or forfeit childbearing and parenthood and those who have families and strive, successfully or otherwise, to have it all.Ž Lately, Ive found myself asking the question: Am I, a married but childless female professional, a huge part of the problem? I bumped into an old friend the other day, who spent our entire 20-minute walk to the train each of us clutching her 5-year-old daughters popsicle-soaked hands telling me about her transition back into the workforce following her recent maternity leave stint. I feel like Im being judged all the time at work,Ž she said. I feel less competent and confident than I have in a while, and its hard to shake it.Ž Why, I asked. After all, she has been working at the same company for more than a decade, rising through the management ranks, and oversees a team of her own. Im the only woman on the team with children, and when Im running 15 minutes late to work, everyone thinks Im lazy or entitled. They do nt know Ive been up since 5 a.m. feeding and bathing and getting my kids off to school or day care.Ž I felt a tear welling up in my eye. I smiled. Who gives a damn what they think?Ž I said. You are killing it. Just keep doing what youre doing.Ž (I realized later that I had cursed in front of the child.) But was it hypocritical of me to throw a stone at her co-workers when I myself lived in a glass house? Increasingly, I find the need to shift the conversation from a binary view of whether women either can or cannot have it all to a more complex and nuanced perspective where we, as women, begin to self-examine and dissect todays workplace culture and how it at times can lead us to inadvertently judge and ostracize one another. Id hate to think that this, often passive-aggressive, behavior drives some women to drop out of the workforce altogether because they feel they cannot keep up. If we, as women, cannot look with empathy and acknowledge the necessary steps working moms need to take to successfully balance work and life and find that ever-elusive equilibrium, then how can we p ossibly expect men to understand it? Deanna Hartley is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She wrote this for the Chicago Tribune.ANOTHER OPINIONAre women driving working moms out of the workforce?Since Robert Borks borkingŽ 30 years ago, Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for a high court nominee by a Republican president have become predictable. Democrats, who favor a living Constitution,Ž meaning whatever they think the founding document ought to say, are pitted against originalists,Ž who believe the document speaks for itself and should be taken as something only slightly less compelling than holy writ. The hearings for Brett Kavanaugh are following the script with one addition. Democrats, who know they are unlikely to block Kavanaughs confirmation, are using it to stimulate their base ahead of the November election. Time was when a well qualifiedŽ endorsement by the American Bar Association, which Judge Kavanaugh received, was enough for most senators to vote in favor of a nominee. Not in a day when politics has invaded even funerals. Its amusing to read and watch how the media have tried to set up the hearings. A New York Times story worries that President Trump could flipŽ the Supreme Court and slow down or reverse its move in a liberal direction. Thats the point of elections, isnt it? Democrats may also rue the day they got behind former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids successful effort to invoke the nuclear option,Ž allowing federal judges to be confirmed by a simple majority vote, rather than 60 votes, which had been the previous marker. Reids efforts did not include Supreme Court nominees. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last year broadened the rule to include them. The Republican majority likely has enough votes to confirm Kavanaugh and might even get a Democrat or two on board, especially those who face tough re-election bids in states that Trump won. If impeccableŽ defines anything, it defines Judge Kavanaughs record as a jurist. While Democrats and the secular progressives who have recently organized demonstrations against his confirmation will try to paint him as a die hard, right-wing ideologue, his record says otherwise. Kavanaugh issued more than 300 opinions as a judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, most of which appeared non-controversial at the time. That he read the law correctly can be seen in the Supreme Courts endorsement of his positions „ 13 in the cases that were appealed to that bench. While Democrats on the Judiciary Committee complain they havent received all the documents they wanted „ clearly a slowdown tactic „ their staffs have reviewed more documents than any previous nominee to the Supreme Court. The real focus of these hearings for Democrats will be on social issues and whether Kavanaugh believes all Supreme Court rulings are sacrosanct and must be respected. Primarily that means abortion, same-sex marriage and the remnants of Obamacare. Using that argument, the Dred Scott decision that decided African-Americans had less value than whites and Plessy v. Ferguson, which said separate but equal facilities were OK by the Constitution, would still be the law of the land. When one is headed in the wrong direction, the worst decision is to keep going, instead of turning around. Will Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) allude to Kavanaughs Catholic faith during the hearings? She did at last years confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Ba rrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Feinstein employed an old anti-Catholic stereotype that claims Catholics are unable to separate church and state because they place their religious allegiances before their oath to the Constitution. Favorite lines on opening day: The Senate is the conscience of America,Ž uttered by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Say what? And Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), claiming that people in his state ask him, Are we going to be all right?Ž Kavanaugh enjoys bipartisan support outside the Senate, but that wont matter. Its all about politics now, not the Constitution or the law. Kavanaugh is likely to win confirmation, but the behavior of some senators may further sour the publics view of Washington. Whether the hearings will affect voter turnout in November is unknown. Pollsters predict doom for Republicans, but their record of failure with past forecasts (note the 2016 election) does not give them much credibility. Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.ANOTHER OPINIONEminently quali ed Kavanaugh facing hostile Democrats OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Cal Thomas

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A10 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football WriterNike has unveiled its first Just Do It ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thurs-day night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tourna-ment and other major sporting events.The two-minute spot released Wednesday highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Wil-liams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting racial inequa lity, police brutality and other issues by demonstrating during the national anthem.Kaepernick narrates the full spot but first physically appears midway through. As a camera pans to reveal Kae-pernicks face, a reflection of a United States flag is visible on the facade of a buildin g behind him.Kaepernick says: Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.At the start of the ad, Kaepe-rnick says: If people say your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good. Stay that way, because what nonbelievers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy is not an insult, its a compliment.The former 49ers quarterback is revealed as the narrator toward the end of the spot.The commercials universal theme is about athletes pushing for bigger dreams. It features young athletes who compete amid various challenges, touching on issues of gender, disabilities and weight loss, among others. Kaepernick says at the end: Dont ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they are crazy enough.The spot is expected to air this week during college football and MLB games, and stream on various music, gaming and other platforms, Nike spokeswoman Sandra Carreon-John said.Kaepernick hasnt spoken to the media publicly since opting out of his contract with San Francisco and becoming a free agent in 2017. He scored a legal victory last week in his grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams when an arbitrator allowed his case to continue to trial. The quarterback claims NFL team owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests. His case hinges on whether owners worked together rather than decided individually to not sign Kaepernick.A similar grievance is still pending by former San Francisco teammate Eric Reid, a Pro Bowl safety who joined in the protests.Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multiyear agreement to make him one of the faces of Nikes 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the detail had not been revealed publicly.The campaign includes video ads and billboards, like one displayed atop a Nike store in downtown San Fran-cisco on Wednesday.Nike also will create an apparel line for Kaepernick, including a signature shoe, and contribute to his Know Your Rights charity, the person said. The deal puts Kaepernick in the top bracket of NFL players with Nike.The endorsement deal between Nike and Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday. It was a trending topic on Twitter and other social networks, with some fans urging a boy-cott of the companys clothes and sneakers even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear.I stand for anybody that believes in change. I stand for anybody that believes in a positive attitude, LeBron James said Tuesday night at a Nike fashion show and awards ceremony in New York. I stand with Nike, every day, all day.Nike also provides all NFL teams with game day uni-forms and sideline apparel, a partnership that was extended in March to run through 2028.President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of protesting NFL players, tweeted Wednesday that Nike is getting killed over the endorsement deal.Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts, Trump tweeted. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!Nike unveils Kaepernick ad to air during NFL season openerA large billboard stands on top of a Nike store showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a ood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutal ity, racial inequality and other social issues. [AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERG]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse Media FloridaGAINESVILLE „ Florida coach Dan Mullen always wants his quarterback to be comfortable and confident in what hes doing.Thats clearly the state Feleipe Franks was in Saturday night in the Gators 53-6 win over Charleston Southern.In sharp contrast to last season, the redshirt sophomore appeared comfortable with everything he was asked to execute „ the reads, the QB runs, the RPOs (run-pass option), even the jump pass that went for a touchdown.The result was the best performance of his career „ 16-of-24 passing for 219 yards and five touchdowns in just one half.The goal now is to keep Franks in the comfort zone as the season progresses.Im getting there,Ž Franks said Monday. It doesnt happen overnight. Coach Mullen has said that for a quarterback to really start to thrive and really get comfort-able in the offense, it can take up to a year. So, it doesnt happen over a summer or over a fall camp. Its just progressing. Im getting more and more com-fortable every day in it, and theyre helping me with that progression coming a little faster. I feel more comfortable in it than I was in the summer and than I was in the fall. I feel more comfortable today than I was Saturday. Im just trying to progress every day.ŽMullen made sure Franks was comfortable in the season opener by giving him a game plan that he knew Franks could handle. And he did, executing it almost flawlessly.Franks made the correct reads, went through his progressions to find the open receivers, threw with accuracy and executed the run-pass option plays. As a result, the offense flew up and down the field throughout the first half.We tried to keep it pretty simple for him in game one,Ž Mullen said. When we put in the whole playbook you have a Franks growing more comfortable with o enseFlorida quarterback Feleipe Franks also put his running skills on display Saturday, rushing for 34 yards on “ ve carries in the win over Charleston Southern at Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium. [BRAD MCCLENNY/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comPowerhouse!Many coaches „ particularly those who have already played the East Ridge volleyball „ would probably use that word to describe the Knights this season. East Ridge improved to 5-0 on Tuesday with a 3-0 win against Orlando East River. Game scores were 25-16, 25-13, and 25-8.Not only was it East Ridges fifth win in as many matches this season, it also kept the Knights streak alive of not losing a set all season. The average score in each of East Ridges 15 sets this season is 25-16.Only two teams „ South Lake and Sebring „ have managed to score more than 20 points in a set against the Knights. South Lake scored 22 points in the final set and Sebring scored 25, but lost 27-25.And with each win, East Ridges reputation continues to grow.At the state level, East Ridge is ranked third in Class 8A and fourth in the state, regardless of classification, according to MaxPreps computer rankings. Nationally, the Knights are ranked 129th.Next up for East Ridge is a HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKKnights continue to impressEast Ridge coach Mayra Cuebas talks with her players during a game against South Lake High School on Aug. 28. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] East Ridge volleyball hasn't lost a set this season; MDCA cross country o to hot startMembers of the cross country team run the course at Mount Dora Christian Academy on Aug. 15. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Josh Dubow and Howard FendrichAssociated PressSitting beneath a television at the Gruden family home in Florida are boxes filled with recordings of dozens of games coached by Jon or Jay in the NFL and Arena Football League.There isnt a single loss on any of those discs.Thats not because either of the brothers is unbeaten, of course. Its because Dad, a former assistant in the pros and college himself, wants nothing to do with the setbacks. He refuses to sit through live broadcasts of his sons games. Why? Theres no way to know how theyll end, he blames himself when something goes wrong, and the nerves are just too much.Ill watch the whole game afterward „ if they win. I wont watch any game that they lose,Ž Jim Gruden said. Some nights, when theres nothing on TV or nothing to do, well put one on and enjoy it again. I tell my wife, It looks like were going to lose this game. But by golly, we pull it off. Every time.ŽHe uses the word weŽ a lot while discussing his kids work, and all of the Grudens will be counting on adding to the video collection when the NFL season starts this week. On most Sundays, there will be two games of particular interest: those involving Jons Oakland Raiders or Jays Washington Redskins.It was in our blood, mine and Jons. Both of us knew we were going to be in football, one way or another. But to get to be head coaches in the NFL was probably an unreal-istic dream,Ž Jay said, leaning back on a couch at his teams practice facility. Somehow, we got here.ŽJon got there first, hired as an assistant with the San Francisco 49ers at age 26, then getting his first head coaching job with the Raiders at 34 in 1998. Jay didnt enter the NFL until more than a decade later, as an assistant on Jons Tampa Bay staff at age 35; he became a head coach four years ago in Washington.With Jon leaving Monday Night FootballŽ to return to the sideline after a decade away, and Jay entering his fifth season, they will join the Harbaughs as the only sets of siblings to simultane-ously hold jobs as NFL head Oh, brother! Coaching in the blood for both GrudensBy ROB MAADDIAP Pro Football WriterPHILADELPHIA „ Before the Philadelphia Eagles begin their quest for a repeat, theyll have one more celebration.The first Super Bowl banner in franchise history will be unveiled in front of a sellout crowd that waited seemingly forever to witness the moment.Then its on to defending their crown.Coach Doug Pederson and his veteran players have preached throughout the offseason the importance of moving forward and focus-ing on the present if the Eagles are going to have any chance of becoming the ninth team to repeat as Super Bowl champs.They have a tough opponent tonight in the NFL opener. The Atlanta Falcons were 2 yards away from knocking the Eagles out of the playoffs in the divisional round, but Matt Ryans pass to Julio Jones fell incomplete in the right corner of the end zone.Its going to be a great night,Ž Pederson said. The fans are going to be crazy and theyre going to be excited. Its going to be great for the banner to be dropped. Its going to be a great atmosphere. This football team, though, they understand this is a different season. Its a new team, new year. Were sitting here 0-0 with a great opportunity against a great opponent. Quite honestly, thats their focus.ŽThe Falcons understand they were real close to advanc-ing to the NFC championship game. Beating the Eagles this time around wont make up for the loss in January, but the goal now is to finish the season at home in Atlanta, After banner goes up, Eagles start title defense vs. FalconsSee EAGLES, B3 See FOOTBALL, B3 See GRUDENS, B3 See NOTEBOOK, B3

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B2 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV FOOTBALL College Schedule TODAY SOUTH Kennesaw St. (0-1) at Tennessee Tech (0-1), 7 p.m. MIDWEST Lincoln (Mo.) (1-0) at Missouri St. (0-1), 7 p.m. FRIDAY EAST Lincoln (Pa.) (0-1) at CCSU (0-1), 6 p.m. SOUTHWEST TCU (1-0) at SMU (0-1), 8 p.m. SATURDAY EAST Liberty (1-0) at Army (0-1), Noon Valparaiso (0-0) at Duquesne (1-1), Noon Virginia St. (0-1) at Robert Morris (0-1), Noon Delaware St. (0-1) at St. Francis (Pa.) (0-1), Noon Campbell (1-0) at Georgetown (1-0), 12:30 p.m. Villanova (1-0) at Lehigh (1-0), 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross (0-1) at Boston College (1-0), 1 p.m. Albany (NY) (0-1) at Rhode Island (1-0), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (1-0) at Bucknell (0-1), 3 p.m. Hampton (1-0) at Monmouth (NJ) (0-1), 3 p.m. Lafayette (0-1) at Delaware (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Memphis (1-0) at Navy (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Wagner (1-0) at Syracuse (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Buffalo (1-0) at Temple (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Colgate (1-0) at New Hampshire (0-1), 6 p.m. Bryant (1-0) at Stony Brook (0-1), 6 p.m. Youngstown St. (0-1) at West Virginia (1-0), 6 p.m. Penn St. (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0), 8 p.m. SOUTH Georgia Tech (1-0) at South Florida (1-0), Noon Nevada (1-0) at Vanderbilt (1-0), Noon Towson (1-0) at Wake Forest (1-0), Noon Georgia St. (1-0) at NC State (1-0), 12:30 p.m. Air Force (1-0) at FAU (0-1), 2 p.m. William & Mary (1-0) at Virginia Tech (1-0), 2 p.m. Arkansas St. (1-0) at Alabama (1-0), 3:30 p.m. North Carolina (0-1) at East Carolina (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Georgia (1-0) at South Carolina (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Va. Lynchburg (1-0) at Bethune-Cookman (0-1), 4 p.m. S. Illinois (1-0) at Mississippi (1-0), 4 p.m. ETSU (1-0) at Tennessee (0-1), 4 p.m. Appalachian St. (0-1) at Charlotte (1-0), 6 p.m. Furman (0-1) at Elon (0-1), 6 p.m. UMass (1-1) at Georgia Southern (1-0), 6 p.m. Jacksonville (1-0) at Mercer (0-1), 6 p.m. Savannah St. (0-1) at Miami (0-1), 6 p.m. Mount St. Joseph (1-0) at Morehead St. (0-1), 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb (1-0) at NC A&T (2-0), 6 p.m. St. Augustines (0-1) at NC Central (0-1), 6 p.m. James Madison (0-1) at Norfolk St. (1-0), 6 p.m. Fordham (0-1) at Richmond (0-1), 6 p.m. Waldorf (0-2) at Stetson (1-0), 6 p.m. Chattanooga (1-0) at The Citadel (0-1), 6 p.m. SC State (0-1) at UCF (1-0), 6 p.m. VMI (0-1) at Wofford (1-0), 6 p.m. E. Kentucky (1-0) at Marshall (1-0), 6:30 p.m. North Alabama (1-0) at Alabama A&M (1-0), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) at Alcorn St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Presbyterian (0-0) at Austin Peay (0-1), 7 p.m. UAB (1-0) at Coastal Carolina (0-1), 7 p.m. Chowan (0-1) at Davidson (1-0), 7 p.m. MVSU (0-1) at Jacksonville St. (0-1), 7 p.m. SE Louisiana (0-1) at LSU (1-0), 7 p.m. Southern U. (0-1) at Louisiana Tech (1-0), 7 p.m. Indiana St. (1-0) at Louisville (0-1), 7 p.m. UT Martin (0-1) at Middle Tennessee (0-1), 7 p.m. Grambling St. (0-1) at Northwestern St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (1-0) at Southern Miss. (1-0), 7 p.m. Jackson St. (0-1) vs. Tennessee St. (1-0) at Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. Florida A&M (1-0) at Troy (0-1), 7 p.m. Samford (1-0) at Florida St. (0-1), 7:20 p.m. Alabama St. (1-0) at Auburn (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Kentucky (1-0) at Florida (1-0), 7:30 p.m. FIU (0-1) at Old Dominion (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Maine (1-0) at W. Kentucky (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Nicholls (1-0) at Tulane (0-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Mississippi St. (1-0) at Kansas St. (1-0), Noon W. Michigan (0-1) at Michigan (0-1), Noon Duke (1-0) at Northwestern (1-0), Noon E. Michigan (1-0) at Purdue (0-1), Noon New Mexico (1-0) at Wisconsin (1-0), Noon Dayton (1-0) at SE Missouri (0-1), 2 p.m. Kansas (0-1) at Cent. Michigan (0-1), 3 p.m. N. Colorado (0-1) at South Dakota (0-1), 3 p.m. Morgan St. (0-1) at Akron (0-0), 3:30 p.m. Howard (0-1) at Kent St. (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Colorado (1-0) at Nebraska (0-0), 3:30 p.m. Ball St. (1-0) at Notre Dame (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Rutgers (1-0) at Ohio St. (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Iowa St. (0-0) at Iowa (1-0), 5 p.m. Maryland (1-0) at Bowling Green (0-1), 6 p.m. Butler (1-0) at Taylor (1-0), 6 p.m. Wyoming (1-1) at Missouri (1-0), 7 p.m. Montana St. (1-0) at S. Dakota St. (0-0), 7 p.m. W. Illinois (0-1) at Illinois (1-0), 7:30 p.m. E. Illinois (0-1) at Illinois St. (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Virginia (1-0) at Indiana (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Fresno St. (1-0) at Minnesota (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Utah (1-0) at N. Illinois (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati (1-0) at Miami (Ohio) (0-1), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Arizona (0-1) at Houston (1-0), Noon UCLA (0-1) at Oklahoma (1-0), 1 p.m. Lamar (1-0) at Texas Tech (0-1), 4 p.m. Angelo St. (1-0) at Abilene Christian (0-1), 7 p.m. Cumberland (Tenn.) (1-1) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (0-1), 7 p.m. Murray St. (0-1) at Cent. Arkansas (0-1), 7 p.m. McNeese St. (1-0) at Houston Baptist (1-0), 7 p.m. Prairie View (1-1) at Sam Houston St. (0-0), 7 p.m. Tarleton St. (1-0) at Stephen F. Austin (0-1), 7 p.m. Clemson (1-0) at Texas A&M (1-0), 7 p.m. Texas Southern (1-0) at Texas St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Baylor (1-0) at UTSA (0-1), 7 p.m. Incarnate Word (0-1) at North Texas (1-0), 7:30 p.m. South Alabama (0-1) at Oklahoma St. (1-0), 8 p.m. Tulsa (1-0) at Texas (0-1), 8 p.m. FAR WEST Portland St. (0-1) at Oregon (1-0), 2 p.m. Drake (0-0) at Montana (1-0), 3 p.m. North Dakota (1-0) at Washington (0-1), 5 p.m. W. New Mexico (0-1) at Idaho (0-1), 6 p.m. E. Washington (1-0) at N. Arizona (1-0), 7 p.m. Arkansas (1-0) at Colorado St. (0-2), 7:30 p.m. S. Utah (0-1) at Oregon St. (0-1), 8 p.m. New Mexico St. (0-2) at Utah St. (0-1), 8 p.m. Southern Cal (1-0) at Stanford (1-0), 8:30 p.m. Sacramento St. (1-0) at San Diego St. (0-1), 9 p.m. UTEP (0-1) at UNLV (0-1), 9 p.m. Weber St. (0-1) at Cal Poly (0-1), 9:05 p.m. San Diego (1-0) at UC Davis (1-0), 10 p.m. California (1-0) at BYU (1-0), 10:15 p.m. UConn (0-1) at Boise St. (1-0), 10:15 p.m. Michigan St. (1-0) at Arizona St. (1-0), 10:45 p.m. San Jose St. (0-1) at Washington St. (1-0), 11 p.m. Rice (1-1) at Hawaii (2-0), 11:59 p.m. GOLF PGA TOUR BMW CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Newtown Square, Pa. Course: Aronimink GC. Yardage: 7,267. Par: 70. Purse: $9 million. Winners share: $1,620,000. Television: Today-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, Noon-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3:30-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, Noon-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: Marc Leishman. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau. Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the Dell Technologies Championship. Notes: This is the third FedEx Cup playoff event, with the top 30 advancing to the Tour Championship at East Lake in two weeks. .... DeChambeau is assured of being the No. 1 seed at the Tour Championship. At stake this week is getting one of the top “ ve seeds. Those players only need to win the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup title and the $10 million bonus. ... Aronimink last held a PGA Tour event in 2010 and 2011 when the AT&T National moved there from Congressional ahead of the 2011 U.S. Open. Justin Rose and Nick Watney won those two years. Tiger Woods, whose foundation ran the tournament, tied for 46th in 2010 and did not play in 2011 because of leg injuries. ... Rickie Fowler is playing his “ rst FedEx Cup playoffs event. He missed the last two with an injury. He started at No. 17 and now is No. 26. ... Aronimink is where Gary Player won the PGA Championship in 1962. The club will host the Womens PGA Championship in 2020 and the PGA Championship in 2027. Next tournament: Tour Championship on Sept. 20-23. Online: www.pgatour.com EUROPEAN TOUR OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS Site: Crans Montana, Switzerland. Course: Crans-sur-Sierre GC. Yardage: 6,848. Par: 70. Purse: 2.5 million euros. Winners share: 416,667 euros. Television: Today-Friday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); SaturdaySunday, 6:30-11 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Matt Fitzpatrick. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Matthew Wallace won Made in Denmark. Notes: Wallace became the “ rst three-time winner on the European Tour this year. Even with three victories, he is only No. 17 in the Race to Dubai. ... Wallace earned 70 world ranking points for his three European Tour victories, six fewer than ranking points awarded to World Golf Championships. ... Thomas Bjorn announces his four captains picks for the Ryder Cup on Wednesday. None of the eight players who quali“ ed for the European team are playing. ... With his runner-up “ nish last week in Denmark, Lee Westwood moved to No. 43 in the Race to Dubai, one spot behind Matt Kuchar. ... The tournament dates to 1972 when Graham Marsh won. ... John Daly is in the “ eld. The only American winner of the event is Craig Stadler. ... Martin Kaymer is playing. He is at No. 63 in the Race to Dubai. ... Nick Price won his “ rst European Tour event at Crans Montana in 1980. Next week: KLM OPen. Online: www.europeantour.com LPGA TOUR Last week: Marina Alex won the Cambia Portland Open. Next week: Evian Championship. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Online: www.lpga.com WEB.COM TOUR Last week: Kramer Hickok won the DAP Championship. Next week: Albertsons Boise Open. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS Last week: Scott McCarron won the Shaw Charity Classic. Next week: The Ally Challenge. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions AUTO RACING NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Schedule-Winners Feb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ DAYTONA 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Pennzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr) March 26 „ STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-Monster Energy Open (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600 (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400 (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota / Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr) July 1 „ Overtonas 400 (Kyle Busch) July 7 „ Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Erik Jones) July 14 „ Quaker State 400 (Martin Truex Jr) July 22 „ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400 (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5 „ Go Bowling at The Glen (Chase Elliott) Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400 (Kevin Harvick) Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Kurt Busch) Sep. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sep. 9 „ Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard, Speedway, Ind. Sep. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas Sep. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 30 „ Bank of America Roval 400, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ Dover 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 1000Bulbs.com 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Points Leaders Through Sept. 2 1. Kyle Busch, 1038 2. Kevin Harvick, 999 3. Martin Truex Jr., 883 4. Kurt Busch, 835 5. Joey Logano, 818 6. Brad Keselowski, 785 7. Kyle Larson, 783 8. Clint Bowyer, 777 9. Ryan Blaney, 755 10. Denny Hamlin, 738 11. Chase Elliott, 737 12. Aric Almirola, 681 13. Erik Jones, 679 14. Jimmie Johnson, 605 15. Alex Bowman, 586 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 518 17. Ryan Newman, 503 18. Austin Dillon, 496 19. Paul Menard, 493 20. Daniel Suarez, 487 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Laps Led Leaders Through Sept. 2 1. Kevin Harvick, 1198 2. Kyle Busch, 1090 3. Martin Truex Jr., 706 4. Kyle Larson, 666 5. Ryan Blaney, 585 6. Kurt Busch, 458 7. Clint Bowyer, 451 8. Brad Keselowski, 347 9. Joey Logano, 339 10. Denny Hamlin, 270 11. Chase Elliott, 220 12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 121 13. Aric Almirola, 115 14. Erik Jones, 88 15. Alex Bowman, 67 16. Ryan Newman, 57 17. William Byron, 53 18. Daniel Suarez, 35 19. Michael McDowell, 31 20. Kasey Kahne, 30 21. Jimmie Johnson, 29 22. Austin Dillon, 23 23. Bubba Wallace, 15 24. Paul Menard, 12 25. AJ Allmendinger, 9 26. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 27. Ty Dillon, 3 27. Jamie McMurray, 3 29. Chris Buescher, 1 29. Brendan Gaughan, 1 29. Justin Marks, 1 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Pole Winners Through Sept. 2 1. Martin Truex Jr, 5 2. Kurt Busch, 3 2. Kyle Busch, 3 2. Denny Hamlin, 3 2. Kyle Larson, 3 6. Ryan Blaney, 2 6. Kevin Harvick, 2 8. Alex Bowman, 1 8. Chase Elliott, 1 8. Paul Menard, 1 8. Daniel Suarez, 1 NFL SCHEDULE Today Atlanta at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New England, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Baltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Washington, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 Seattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Selected the contract of RHP Luis Ortiz from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX „ Reinstated 3B Rafael Devers from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Brandon Phillips from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SIOX „ Purchased the contract of RP Jos Ruiz from Birmingham (SL). Sent INF Matt Skole outright to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Selected the contracts of OF Brandon Barnes and INF Adam Rosales from Columbus (IL). Transferred OF Tyler Naquin to the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP James Hoyt from Columbus and placed him on the 60-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Recalled INF J.D. Davis from Fresno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Dean Deetz from Fresno. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Extended their player development contract with Lexington (SAL) through the 2020 season. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Released INF Nolan Fontana. Selected the contract of C Joe Hudson from Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled OF Jabari Blash and OF Michael Hermosillo from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Selected the contract of SS Gregorio Petit from Rochester (IL). Recalled RHPs Chase De Jong and John Curtiss from Rochester. Transferred 1B Logan Morrison to the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Recalled INFs Gordon Beckham and Daniel Vogelbach, and RHP Casey Lawrence from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Recalled RHP Jake Faria from Durham (IL). Activated C Adam Moore off the restricted list. Moved INF Daniel Robertson to the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated INF Hanser Alberto from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Austin BibensDirkx and OF Willie Calhoun from Round Rock (PCL). Purchased the contracts of RHP Adrian Sampson from Round Rock and LHP C.D. Pelham from Frisco (TL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Assigned RHP Murphy Smith outright to Buffalo (IL). Reinstated RHP Marcus Stroman from the 10-day DL.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Selected the contract of RHP Yoan Lopez from Jackson (SL). Transferred 3B Jake Lamb to the 60-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS „ Assigned LHP Rob Zastryzny outright to Iowa (PCL). Selected the contract LHP Jaime Garcia from Iowa. CINCINNATI REDS „ Recalled RHP Tyler Mahle from Louisville (IL). Selected the contracts of C Tim Federowicz and OF Gabriel Guerrero from Louisville. Recalled RHP Keury Mella from Louisville for the purpose of placing him on the 60-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Recalled INF Garrett Hampson, LHP Sam Howard and OF Raimel Tapia from Albuquerque (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP D.J. Johnson from Albuquerque. Recalled OF Yonathan Daza from Hartford (EL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Assigned RHP Jake Thompson outright to Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Reinstated C Kevin Plawecki from paternity leave. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Designated RHP Ben Lively for assignment. Reinstated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Recalled RHPs Tanner Anderson, Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes; and Jordan Luplow from Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contracts of INF Kevin Kramer and C Ryan Lavarnway from Indianapolis. Designated LHP Buddy Boshers for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Recalled C Francisco Meja from El Paso (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Recalled INF Ryder Jones from Sacramento. Purchased the contract of INF Abiatal Avelino from Sacramento. Transferred RHP Jeff Samardzija to the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Reinstated LHP Tommy Milone from the 10-day DL and assigned him outright to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHPs Erick Fedde and Joe Ross from the 60-day DL. Recalled OF Victor Robles, INF Adrian Sanchez and RHP Austin Voth from Syracuse. Selected the contract of RHP Kyle McGowin from Syracuse.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Traded RHP Taylor G rover and OF Rubi Silva to Long Island (Atlantic) for two players to be named.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated LHP Hector Silvestre. Placed RHP Dennis OGrady on the inactive list. BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationINDIANA PACERS „ Signed coach Nate McMillan to a multi-year contract extension.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Promoted Brain Cearns to senior director of communications. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed OL Brad Seaton to the practice squad. Released OL Christian DiLauro from the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Signed OL Cam Erving to a two-year contract extension. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Signed RB Brandon Bolden off waivers of the New England Patriots. Released C Travis Swanson. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Claimed DL John Jenkins off waivers from Chicago. Waived DE Romeo Okwara. Signed DT tackle Josh Banks to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS „ Released QB John Wolford from the practice squad. Signed QB Davis Webb to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Released WR Austin Proehl from the practice squad. Signed WR Damoreea Stringfellow to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Terminated the contract of DT Caushaud Lyons.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNEW YORK RANGERS „ Named Steve Konowalchuk amateur scout. WINNIPEG JETS „ Signed F Blake Wheeler to a “ ve-year contract extension.American Hockey LeagueBAKERSFIELD CONDORS „ Signed RW David Gust to a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO GULLS „ Signed C Tyler Soy to a one-year contract.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Signed D Ilya Nekolenko to a one-year contract.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA GYMNASTICS „ Announced the resignation of president and CEO Kerry Perry.SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS „ Fined Vancouver Whitecaps FC mid“ elder Cristian Techera in violation of the Leagues policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent in game against the San Jose Earthquakes. LOS ANGELES FC „ Loaned D Tristan Blackmon and F Josh Prez to Phoenix (USL). SPORTING KANSAS CITY „ Re-signed M/D Graham Zusi, D Matt Besler and Ms Roger Espinoza and Ilie Sanchez to contract extensions.COLLEGESHOFSTRA „ Blake Nation assistant baseball coach. SAINT ANSELM „ Named Nicole Ferrucci assistant director of athletic communications. SOUTH CAROLINA „ Reinstated DB Javon Charleston from suspension. WAGNER „ Named Shayna Pirreca assistant womens lacrosse coach. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York Red Bulls 17 7 4 55 50 29 Atlanta United FC 16 5 6 54 56 33 New York City FC 14 7 6 48 50 36 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 D.C. United 8 11 6 30 42 43 New England 7 10 9 30 39 42 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 16 3 24 40 61 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Sporting Kansas City 13 7 6 45 48 33 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 Portland 11 7 8 41 38 36 Vancouver 11 9 7 40 45 52 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 10 8 38 51 54 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 13 7 28 43 42 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 1Seattle 3, Sporting Kansas City 1 Montreal 3, New York 0 Philadelphia 2, Orlando City 2, tie Portland 1, New England 1, tie Columbus 2, New York City FC 1 FC Dallas 4, Houston 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Toronto FC 2 Real Salt Lake 6, Los Angeles Galaxy 2 Vancouver 2, San Jose 1Sept. 2D.C. United 3, Atlanta United FC 1Todays GameNew England at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Saturdays GamesD.C. United at New York City FC, 4:55 p.m. Orlando City at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Portland, 10:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA x-North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 Seattle 11 4 8 41 26 16 Portland 11 6 6 39 37 27 Chicago 9 4 10 37 37 26 Utah 8 7 8 32 20 22 Houston 9 9 5 32 35 34 Orlando 8 9 6 30 30 36 Washington 2 17 5 11 12 35 Sky Blue FC 0 17 6 6 20 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie; x-clinched playoff spotSept. 1Sky Blue FC at Washington, ppd.Tuesdays GameChicago 5, Sky Blue FC 0Fridays GameSeattle at Portland, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesOrlando at Sky Blue FC, noon Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Houston at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (site TBD), 3 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPNU „ Kennesaw St. at Tennessee Tech GOLF 5:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Omega European Masters, “ rst round, at Crans Montana, Switzerland 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Omega European Masters, “ rst round, at Crans Montana, Switzerland 2 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, BMW Championship, “ rst round, at Newtown Square, Pa. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB „ Chicago Cubs at Washington NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. NBC „ Atlanta at Philadelphia SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ UEFA Nations League, Germany vs. France, at Munich TENNIS 7 p.m. ESPN „ U.S. Open, women's semi“ nals, at New York WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Finals (best-of 5 series), Game 1By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comRedondo Beach (California) Union (0-3) at East Ridge (0-2) 7:30 p.m., The DungeonLast week, East Ridge lost at Niceville 42-17 and Union lost to Chatsworth (California) Sierra Canyon 42-7.This is a rare East Coast vs. West Coast matchup. Redondo Beach is located near Los Angeles and is one of three beach communities in Los Angeles County.The game became a reality when East Ridge was left with an open week on its schedule and head coach Jason Robin-son went to work putting together one of the most unique games in school history.Our kids are really excited about playing a team from California,Ž said Robinson. It took some time (to put this game together), but I think this is a game the entire community will enjoy."The Knights have played two quarterbacks in both of their games this season. Troy Shirley and Bejai McCray have combined to complete 55 percent of their passes for 181 yards.Kyeandre Magloire leads the running game with 129 in two games.As a team, the Knights are averaging 159.5 yards per game on the ground and 90.5 through the air, and average of 260 yards of offense per game. Defensively, East Ridge is allowing about 400 yards of per game.The Union Sea Hawks are led by freshman quar-terback Kaden Martin, who has thrown for 320 yards in two games. Senior running C.J. Diet-rich leads the running game with 117 yards.Union has not released stats for its game against Sierra Canyon.As a team, the Sea Hawks are scoring just 9.3 points per game. On the defensive side of the ball, Union is allowing 42.3 points per outing.Nonetheless, Robinson said the Knights have pre-pared for a tough game.This weeks opponent is an interesting one,Ž said Robinson. Its not often teams from Florida and California get to face off. We are looking for-ward to the challenge and looking forward to getting back to winning.We saw growth from our young guys last week on the road and we need to continue that this week.ŽNext week, East Ridge hosts Ocoee in its Class 7A-District 4 opener, while Union will have a bye before returning home on Sept. 21 to host Torrance (California) West.East Ridge takes on Union in rare West Coast matchupMount Doras Weston Edge (22) reaches for East Ridges Bejai McCray during a game on Aug. 24 in Clermont. [JOE OTT/CORRESPONDENT] By The Associated PressJACKSONVILLE „ Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Austin SeferianJenkins missed practice Wednesday because of a core muscle injury.Coach Doug Marrone says he feels like Seferian-Jenkins will play Sunday at the New York Giants, but you never know. Thats me saying it, not him or the doctors.Ž Seferian-Jenkins caught 50 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns last year for the New York Jets. He signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with Jackson-ville during free agency.Seferian-Jenkins is expected to be a big part of Jacksonvilles passing game in 2018. The Jag-uars only have three tight ends on their 53-man roster, with James OShaughnessy and Niles Paul serving as backups.A sixth-year pro, Seferian-Jenkins has 105 receptions and 10 touch-downs in his career.Marrone adds that hes a guy thats been around, knows his body. If it was a younger guy, I think there would be more of a concern.ŽJaguars' Seferian-Jenkins misses practice with core injury

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 B3Atlanta, where the Super Bowl will be played in February.They had a great team last year ,Ž Ryan said. Im certain that the atmosphere will be good, obviously with them celebrating (what) they did last year. Once that settles, it comes down to us, our 11 on the field against their 11.ŽNick Foles filled in for Carson Wentz, led the Eagles to their first championship since 1960 and earned Super Bowl MVP honors Foles again will be under center; Wentz hasnt been medically cleared following surgery last December to repair two torn knee ligaments.Foles struggled in the preseason, but he was excellent when it mattered in the playoffs. Foles had a 115.7 passer rating, completed 72.6 percent of his passes and threw for 971 yards, six TDs and one interception in three playoff wins.You have to get a rhythm,Ž Foles said, comparing his quarterbacking to his days playing basketball. If I go play pickup basketball right now, Im not going to be very good because I havent played in a long time. But if I play for a couple weeks, Ill be back to who I used to be. Ill be able to shoot everywhere, Ill proba-bly be able to dunk again a little bit. Its the same with football. Thats how I am as an athlete.ŽSome things to know about the Falcons-Eagles rematch:THEYRE BACK: While the Eagles wont have Wentz, three key players who also sustained season-ending injuries last year will return. Nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, versatile returner/running back Darren Sproles, and playmaking linebacker Jordan Hicks are healthy and ready to go. Pederson held Peters and Sproles out in preseason but expects them to be sharp.UNHAPPY HOMECOMING: Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to Philadelphias William Penn Charter School, is 1-4 at Lincoln Financial Field. Even during his MVP season two years ago, he had his worst game in Philly. He was 18 of 33 for 267 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a 24-15 loss. EAGLESFrom Page B1coaches.They grew up in the same house, and they love each other, but theyre not very much the same,Ž Jim Gruden said about the two sons who followed him into the coaching business (a third „ and oldest „ brother is a radiologist in New York; Jon joked about being the forgotten GrudenŽ as the supposedly least-loved middle child).They both had a dream to do this. I did it, and they wanted to do it. But I never knew they would take it to this level,Ž Jim continued.Then, with a knowing chuckle, he added: Per-sonality-wise, theyre very different. One is a little more volatile. The other is more laid back.ŽThe explosive son, nat-urally, is Jon, who earned the nickname Chucky (a character in the Childs PlayŽ horror film series) during his first go-round as a head coach. During 11 seasons with the Raiders (1998-01) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08), he won a Super Bowl and went 95-81 in the regular season.The more relaxed is Jay, 28-35-1 with one playoff appearance. His prior head coaching experience was a brief stint in something called the United Football League and a longer tenure in the better-known Arena League, where he led the Orlando Predators to two championships (Jim says he has the discs to prove it).Now they are NFL com-petitors, even though the Redskins and Raiders arent slated to play each other until the 2021 regu-lar season.If the Grudens remain in their current jobs, the only chance to match wits beforehand would come in the Super Bowl. The Harbaughs managed to make that happen: Johns Baltimore Ravens beat younger brother Jims San Francisco 49ers 34-31 for the title in 2013.When you play each other, embrace it and enjoy it. And try to win,Ž said John Harbaugh, who is still with the Ravens, while his brother now coaches at the University of Michigan.As for their so-called Brother Bowl?The best part was win-ning. The worst part was Jim not being able to win,Ž he continued, before delivering the punch line: But I would say the win-ning overshadowed that quite a bit.ŽAs one might suspect, Jon and Jay have entertained thoughts about a Gruden vs. Gruden game.That would be one of the coolest things in life, really. Weve played against each other in the backyard since we were kids. A lot of those games ended because our dad spanked us both,Ž said Jon, 55, about 3 years older than Jay. I beat him for years. I beat the hell out of him. ... Then some-thing happened where he grew. He got stronger. He got bigger. He got faster than me. I havent beaten him one-on-one in basketball, one-on-one in golf „ and havent beaten him one-on-one in any-thing for a long time.It would be cool to go up against him as a coach.ŽIf that happened, would Mom and Dad pull for one child against the other?I would hope not. If they would, they better be rooting for my team,Ž Jay said, grinning widely. I was a better kid. I was the easier son to get along with. I always did what they told me. Ate all my vegetables. Jon, on the other hand? They had to discipline him a lot more than me. Thats a fact.ŽIf their fathers time in college football at Notre Dame and Indiana or his work in the NFL swayed their career choices, the Grudens credit their mother, Kathy, with instilling other key qualities.They encouraged us to find our passion and they supported us through some tough times. My dad was a coach; we grew up around the game. My mom was a teacher, so she emphasized the importance of trying to help your students not only pass, but help them get As and be great,Ž Jon said. That combi-nation helped us become coaches.ŽJim called Kathy really the driving forceŽ in their sons lives. She was the one who took them to all their games when they were young, consoled them after losses and officiated the typical sib-ling fights. (He was the one that always picked on me,Ž Jay recalled.)The most famous tussle came when Jon was a col-lege student and Jay was still in high school.The Gruden Rule was Dont ever hit in the face. So we would punch each other hard, but we would never hit each other in the face. So one day, we got in a fight on the front lawn, and I can still remember cars driv-ing by, stopping, yelling at us to stop fighting. He hit me so many times, so hard, I could not walk. I could hardly get out of bed the next day,Ž Jon said. That was the first time he really beat me up „ and probably the last time we fought, because of that.ŽIts what brothers often do. What brothers also do is help one another.Says Jay: Obviously, I owe most of my success to Jon.ŽJon also sought advice from Jay when making the decision to leave the TV booth.He thought I was crazy, really. The games changed. The role of a coach is a tough one right now, with the collective bargaining agreement and the development of players. The rules of the game are different,Ž Jon said. Do you really need the pressure? Do you really miss the pressure? But Im nuts. I missed it. I missed every part of it. He thought I was nuts, initially, but (he was) supportive.ŽJay offered tips about recent rules limiting prac-tice time.When Jay was hired by the Redskins, he said, he took to heart Jons admo-nition just to be myself, really.ŽWhat both agreed was difficult: When Jon was in the TV booth for Jays games; the Redskins went 1-6 on Monday Night FootballŽ the past four seasons.If you dont win (or) you call a bad play, youre going to be called out on it. Thats just the way it is. He had a job to do. I think it would be hard, if I was a commentator, to call him out for a possibly bad call. I might credit the defense or something like that for a great call. Thats prob-ably what he tried to do a little bit more,Ž Jay said. Probably more awkward for him than for me.ŽWell, thats no longer an issue for the Gruden brothers. What is: Finding time to talk on the phone now that theyre on opposite coasts and get-ting ready for their teams seasons.What they know theyll both be able to expect, though, are postgame calls from Dad „ once hes been told the outcome. GRUDENSFrom Page B1Jon Gruden, left, walks with his brother, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, after practice in 2014 in Richmond, Va. With Jon returning to the sideline after a decade away, and Jay entering his “ fth season, they will join the Harbaughs as the only sets of siblings to simultaneously hold jobs as NFL head coaches. [AP PHOTO, FILE] a foundation. Each week well pull parts of that out and try not go over-board with too much and put too much on him until hes comfortable learning everything and operating within the offense.ŽMullen and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will give Franks more of the playbook this week with the Gators heading into SEC play against Kentucky.But they wont give him anything that Franks isnt comfortable with. Franks will have a say in that.He said hell meet with Mullen and Johnson at some point in the week and discuss what hes comfortable with and what hes not. Those meetings will take place before every game.Youve got to be on the same page as the coaches on what plays youre comfortable with and being able to communi-cate with them what plays youre not comfortable with that are in the game plan,Ž Franks said. You dont want to call a play that you dont really know fully. You could look like a fool running a play you dont really know.We all need to be on the same page and I think were all on the same page. Its been really good so far.ŽSo far, the coaches have given Franks the things he has shown he can handle, including the tricky RPOs that require a quick deci-sion by the quarterback on whether to hand the ball off to the running back, pull it from the back and run, or pull it and pass.Franks deftly executed the RPOs on Saturday night, which is an indication of the progress hes made. He probably couldnt have done that four or five months ago.Franks said the RPOs were mind boggling at first, but hes been coached up to where they are have become second nature to him.They set up a really good plan for me,Ž he said. It was, This is what you need to look at. This is what you need to do. Dont run this versus this look. Stuff like that. They do a really good job of that, so it kind of makes it easy on me.ŽThats the plan. Make it easy on Franks, give him a little bit more each week, and watch him „ and the offense „ grow.It worked for first game. Now its on to the second.We're just tapping into our potential, just scratching the surface,Ž Franks said. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1Florida QB Feleipe Franks completed 16 of 24 passes for 219 yards before giving way to backups in the second half Saturday. His “ ve TDs were the most by a Florida player in a game since Tim Tebows college “ nale in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. [BRAD MCCLENNY/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] a home match at 7 p.m. today against Winter Park Lake Howell. €€€Cross CountryMount Dora Christian Academys boys cross country team kicked off defense of its Class 1A state championship on Saturday with individual and team wins at its 44th annual Cross Country Invitational on campus.MDCAs Gabriel and Mitchell Curtis finished first and second, respec-tively, and the Bulldogs outdistanced East Ridge for a 10-point win. Other local schools included South Lake (fourth place), Wildwood (10th), and Real Life Christian (12th).Gabriel Curtis broke the tape in 17 minutes, 24.25 seconds and Mitchell Curtis stopped the clock in 17:58.14. South Lakes Alexander Croy was third, followed by three East Ridge run-ners „ Elijah Wolsefer, Reagan McGinley and John Turner.In all, local runners took nine of the top 10 spots.In the girls competi-tion, Miami Our Lady of Lourdes Academy easily took top team honors with 18 points, followed East Ridge in second with 57 and MDCA in third with 87. First Academy of Leesburg with sixth and South Lake finished eighth.Our Lady of Lourdes Ashley Williams was the top girls individual finisher with a time of 21.58.84. She was less than two seconds ahead of teammate Isa Timiraos, who stopped the clock in 22:00.01.MDCAs Brianna Hall was third with a time of 22:02.88. East Ridge had two runners in the top 10: Reagan Parks (seventh place with a time of 22:40.98) and Alexis Hill (10th, 22:58.65). Ten runners finished within a minute of Williams. €€€Fall hoopsEven though its September and football season is still in its infancy, that doesnt mean prep basketball fans have to wait another couple of months for their hoop fix.The Central Florida Fall League, a four-team loop featuring three local teams has a slate a four games scheduled for Sept. 15 at The Villages Charter High School.Area teams in the league include the Buf-falo Stampeders, based in The Villages, along with the Mount Dora Spartans and the Lake County Pan-thers from Eustis. Teams play twice each day, with games set to begin at the top of each hour.The schedule for Sept. 15 will kickoff at 9 a.m. with the Stampeders facing the Panthers, fol-lowed by the Spartans and Tampa Lions at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the Spar-tans face the Panthers in matchup of rivals and the day wraps up with the Stampeders taking on the Lions at noon.League play began Aug. 25, with each team picking up a win and a loss in the four-game slate. Lake County topped Mount Dora 43-36, the Stampeders stopped the Lions 60-57, followed by a 64-63 win in overtime for Tampa against the Panthers and opening day ended with the Spartans topping the Stampeders 48-42.Following the Sept. 15 slate of games, teams will meet again on Oct. 20 „ the final day of the league.The rosters for each of the four teams in the league are made up of high-school aged players from the communities in which each team is based. Most players on the rosters likely will go on to play for their high school teams.Games are officiated and played using modified rules. Each game consists of two, 20-min-utes halves with a running clock until the final two minutes.Admission is $5 each day and includes the entire four-game slate.In addition to the fall league, The Villages will host the Buffalo Stam-peders Fall Classic. The two-day tournament is set to begin Sept. 29, with games played at four facilities in The Villages Charter School system.There will be boys and girls shootouts on Sept. 29, with boys and g irls tournaments set for the following day.For teams still interested in taking part, registration is open until 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. Coaches and team officials can sign up at tourneymachine.com, or call The Villages Youth Sports Club at 352-205-1797. NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1

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B4 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFeb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26: STP 500 at Martinsville (Clint Bowyer) A pril 8: OReilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas (Kyle Busch) A pril 15: Food City 500 at Bristol (Kyle Busch) A pril 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Kyle Busch) A pril 29: Geico 500 at Talladega (Joey Logano) May 6: AAA 400 at Dover (Kevin Harvick) May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas (Kevin Harvick) May 19: All Star Race at Charlotte (Kevin Harvick) May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (Kyle Busch) June 3: Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan (Clint Bowyer) June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland (Kyle Busch) July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (Erik Jones) July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky (Martin Truex Jr.) July 22: New Hampshire 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen (Chase Elliott) Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400 (Kevin Harvick) Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol (Kurt Busch) Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington (Brad Keselowski) Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead NASCAR THIS WEEK2018 SCHEDULE AND WINNERS 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKYLE BUSCH Hasnt won since late July KEVIN HARVICK Fifteen years since lone Brickyard win KURT BUSCH Why did he jump to No. 3 here ƒ MARTIN TRUEX JR. ƒ Because this guy is in a mini-slump CHASE ELLIOTT Mr. Hunch likes him at Indy BRAD KESELOWSKI Can he build on that win? KYLE LARSON How does he not have a win this year? JOEY LOGANO Showing positive signs at the right time ERIK JONES No relation to Parnelli or Buckshot Jones The Daytona Beach News-Journals Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.com ken.willis@news-jrnl.com RYAN BLANEY Between second-15th past seven races THREE THINGS TO WATCHDARLINGTON THREE THINGS WE LEARNEDINDIANAPOLISFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesGODWINS PICKS FOR INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTAre we done throwing back? OK, gas up the pod and point us to Indianapolis! Tune in online at w ww.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths CUP STANDINGS WHATS ON TAP QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers Last year it was Kasey Kahne. Who could be this years sur prise Brickyard winner? GODSPEAK: Daniel Suarez is my pick to upend the NASCAR apple cart at Indianapolis. KENS CALL: Jamie McMurray showed some life at Darlington and hes racing for his future ... but Ill say Paul Menard. Hes done it before.Jimmie Johnson suggests he can do well if he just makes sure hes in the playoffs. Believe him? GODSPEAK: Yes, but that ESP voice in my head is saying Johnson will somehow fall out of the playoffs Sunday. Its just been that kind of season for ol J.J. KENS CALL: Like golfers, racers often think theyre just one tweak away from “nding it.Ž In this case, I think they should focus on 2019. WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. REST OF TOP 5: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott FIRST ONE OUT: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. DARK HORSE: Daniel Suarez DONT BE SURPRISED IF: This is a Big 3Ž race and Truex is next in line for a big race victory. CLINT BOWYER VS. RYAN NEWMAN: Newman was slowing to get to pit road and Bowyer, who just got new tires, came ”ying up and hit Newman, sending both into the wall. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: No comment from Newman. Bowyer blamed it all on lapped cars. There are lapped cars that are 50 laps down all over the damn place,Ž he said. Thats pretty frustrating.Ž So now the Brickyard goes up against the NFL?To hopefully inject new life into the Brickyard 400, NASCAR and Indy moved it from mid-summer to September, where it becomes the regular-season “nale. Good move, in theory. Unfortunately, this not only puts it up against Week 1 of the NFL season, but right up against the Indianapolis Colts, who are opening at home against the Bengals. Thats a pool of 70,000 fans, from which the Brickyard will surely lose a certain percentage.Whos to blame?Taylor Swift, kinda-sorta. She has a concert scheduled at the Colts Lucas Oil Stadium the weekend of the NFLs second Sunday. In order to avoid clashing with the Brickyard, the Colts wouldve had to open with two road games. They opted not to do that. If it's not one thing, it's another. „ Ken Willis, ken.willis @news-jrnl.comCUP SERIES: Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard SITE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile, rectangle-shaped) SCHEDULE: Saturday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.). Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, coverage begins at noon; green ”ag, 2:15 p.m.) XFINITY: Lilly Diabetes 250 SITE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (NBCSports.com, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 11:30 a.m.), race (NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m.)1. Kyle Busch 10382. Kevin Harvick 999 3. Martin Truex Jr. 883 4. Kurt Busch 835 5. Joey Logano 818 6. Brad Keselowski 785 7. Kyle Larson 783 8. Clint Bowyer 777 9. Ryan Blaney 755 10. Denny Hamlin 738 11. Chase Elliott 737 12. Aric Almirola 681 13. Erik Jones 679 14. Jimmie Johnson 605 15. Alex Bowman 586 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 518 17. Ryan Newman 503 18. Austin Dillon 496 19. Paul Menard 493 20. Daniel Suarez 4871. Perfect timingBrad Keselowski beat race dominator Kyle Larson off of pit road on Lap 346 (of 367) and was able to pull away in clean air for his “rst NASCAR crown jewelŽ victory. We were running second and that last stop [ the pit crew] nailed it and got us out in the lead,Ž Keselowski said.2. Three cautionsThree quick yellow ”ags, sandwiched into Laps 312 to 344, determined the outcome of the Southern 500. Keselowski should send Jeffrey Earnhardt (Dale Jr.s nephew) a thank-you note for spinning on Lap 344 and bringing out the “nal and decisive caution period and restart.3. 11th-hour sponsorRichard Petty Motorsports started slapping STP decals on the No. 43 Sunday morning after STP decided to sponsor the car in an 11th-hour agreement with The King.Ž Petty and STP struck their “rst sponsorship deal in 1972 and have enjoyed a fruitful relationship.„ Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comBrad Keselowski led only 24 laps to Kyle Larsons 284 but got to Victory Lane thanks to a series of quick laterace caution periods. [AP/TERRY RENNA] 1. One and doneThe 26-race NASCAR Cup Series regular season comes to a conclusion with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday and there could be a surprise ending. There is a mathematical chance that seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson wont make the playoffs. I dont want to be in this position,Ž Johnson said. We have been around this spot for a while. We have seen it coming.Ž2. The Indy OpenThere are only two playoff spots left in the 16-driver “eld. If Johnson crashed out early at Indy, it could mean big trouble. Its just about cleaning things up,Ž Johnson said at Darlington. I didnt have a great lap in that second round of qualifying that put us back. Unfortunately, we had a loose wheel; and then I missed the commitment line coming in. Weve just got to clean those things up.Ž3. Plates, anyone?The Indianapolis X“nity Series race saw a sizeable competition jump from 2016 to 2017 after NASCAR ordered the stock cars out“tted with restrictor plates. In 2016 there were two lead changes. Running with plates last year the race produced 16 lead changes. The plates were used in the Cup Series for the All-Star Race with great success. Connecting the dots „ the 2019 Indy Cup Series race may become a plate race.„ Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comIf everything goes terribly wrong at Indianapolis, Jimmie Johnson (right) might become just a cheerleader for Chase Elliott (left) in the NASCAR playoffs. Johnson has made every playoff “eld since 2004. [AP/RALPH FRESO]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda Florea CorrespondentThis weekend offers three play openings with the grown-up fairy tale Into the WoodsŽ playing at the Melon Patch in Leesburg, the risque comedy The Full MontyŽ at the State Theatre in Eustis and the high-energy song and dance production of Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ at the Moonlight Theatre in Clermont. Just around the corner, the IceHouse players opens Run for Your WifeŽ Sept 14. Auditions are this weekend for family favorite Disneys Mary PoppinsŽ at the IceHouse. Be sure to get your tickets early for this weekends performances. Into the WoodsŽ The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg opens Into the WoodsŽ Friday, and it plays until Sept. 23. Into the Woods' is an amazing and entertaining exploration of what happens after happily ever after, what happens after I wish,Ž said director Jan Sheldon. The first act stands alone everyone lives happily ever after. If you decide to leave then you will have had the most enjoyable hour and a half. However, please stay. Act two is shorter and answers the question of what happens when everyone gets their wish.Ž In this dark musical comedy, everyones favorite storybook characters are thrown together to overcome obstacles and are ultimately forced to discover the true cost of having wishes come true in this Tony Award-winning play. A childless baker and his wife, cursed by the witch next door, are given the chance to overturn their fates and set off on a journey to break the spell. Over three days and three nights, they find themselves encountering the likes of Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel in a frantic search to find the items they need, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. The play is rated PG for thematic elements and some suggestive situations. Details: melonpatchplayers. org. The Full MontyŽ The lights go down and the clothes come off this week for the Bay Street Players production of The Full Monty,Ž opening Friday, with a reception immediately following the first performance. The musical comedy was a 10-time Tony Award nominee and is based on the film. It runs until Sept. 30. Operations manager Sue Wharff said the play was the highest selling ON STAGEThree big productions open this weekendThe lights go down and the clothes come off this week for the Bay Street Players production of The Full Monty,Ž opening Friday, and running until Sept. 30. [SUBMITTED] By Al Alexander More Content NowTheres a lot of ugliness at work in the prison drama Papillon,Ž but like its butterfly namesake, something beautiful and delicate emerges from its well-spun chrysalis. And thats the unlikely friendship between a roguish safecracker and a pipsqueak forger sent to endure the brutal hell that was the French penal colony Saint Laurent de Maroni. Weve seen this movie before „ literally „ in 1973, with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman filling the respective roles. But where that version was grander and more artsy, the remake featuring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek is more engagingly human and affecting. Its also more organic, with the unlikely friendship between their characters slowly blossoming amid the blood and the mud of a penitentiary infamous for its barbarism. Danish director Michael Noer doesnt blink in depicting it, either. What he lacks in disseminating style is compensated by infusing his film with uncompromising grit. Its so disturbingly visceral you can feel every punch, shanking and indignity bestowed by the guards „ andMOVIE REVIEWPapillon is a gritty remakeFilm, Wine and Cheese and Salsa Festivals Highlight the WeekendBy Linda Florea CorrespondentThe weekend starts Hollywood style with the13th annual Central Florida Film Festival Friday through Sunday for its first year at its new venue in Mount Dora. About 60 independent films from around the world will be screened, capped off by an awards ceremony Sunday. Have some cheese with your wine at the Wine and Cheese Festival Saturday and Sunday at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. Sips and Salsa in Clermont on Saturday brings everything salsa to the event, from dancing to chihuahuas. Eustis hosts its monthly Street Party on Friday while Leesburg offers dinner and a movie on Saturday with Food Truck-N-Flick Night. Renningers in Mount Dora hosts the Guitars and Cars swap meet this weekend. Central Florida Film Festival Walk the red carpet with filmmakers this Friday through Sunday as Hollywood comes to Mount Dora at the Central Florida Film Festival at the Epic Theatres, 2300 Spring Harbor Blvd. in Mount Dora. LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEABOVE: Lakeridge Winery holds its Wine and Cheese Festival Saturday and Sunday in Clermont. BELOW: Lakeridge Winery in Clermont has won 53 awards in 2017. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Charlie Hunnam as the real-life inmate and frequent escapee Henri PapillonŽ Charrire. [BLEECKER STREET] PapillonŽ€ Cast includes Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. € (R for violence including bloody images, language, nudity and some sexual material.) € Grade: B On Tap this weekendSee TAP, C3 See REVIEW, C3 See STAGE, C3

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C2 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com MUSIC & BOOKSBy David BauderThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Despite making three albums of baseball-themed songs with some friends, Peter Buck isnt much of a fan. He does, however, have the savvy of a veteran ballplayer. Following his instincts led to the former R.E.M. guitarists latest project, a collaboration with songwriter Joseph Arthur. They started writing songs at Bucks hideaway in Mexico when Arthur came to collect a dobro hed left behind at a previous visit, and liked them enough to realize it was more than a lark. The Arthur Buck disc is catchy guitar rock with enough flourishes to avoid sounding retro. Buck smooths quirks that have kept Arthur from becoming better known, while Buck benefits from Arthurs lyrical creativity. Paste magazine critic Madison Desler wrote, Ive got a sinking feeling my dad might like this.Ž Well, allight. Bucks 61 and been working for four decades now. He doesnt fight who he is. I dont really think that Im busy writing the footnotes to my career,Ž he said. I work really hard on these things. Its different when youre 19, 20 or 21 „ the whole world is out there. Now Ive written some 1,000 songs. Its OK, have I done this before? Is it different?Ž Solo records are fun but the buzz from a strong collaboration is kind of a drug in its own way,Ž he said. I really feel like this is the first record from a new band,Ž Arthur said. Whether other people are going to view it in the same way, it feels that way to me. It has a feeling thats exciting. Ive been in side projects before that havent felt that way. They felt like side projects.Ž They begin their first tour Sept. 7 in Seattle. After finishing recording, the men handed the tapes to sound mixer Tchad Blake with the instruction to take it in any direction he sees fit. A younger Buck would never have done that. Back in the 80s when R.E.M. was going, everybody tried to change us,Ž he said. We felt we knew better than these guys what it is that we do.Ž Seven years after R.E.M. ended their 31-year partnership, Buck said the decision still feels right, even if he misses hanging out with Michael Stipe and Mike Mills. The decision to quit came over lunch in about 3 minutes after they finished their last album, Collapse Into Now.Ž Stipe said he needed a break from the endless cycle of records and tours. So I said, I know the feeling. We could just end it,Ž Buck recalled. We turned to Mike and said, What do you think? He said, Sounds good to me. That was our big band breakup meeting. I think its a great way to go out.Ž Some of this stuff is like a fairy tale,Ž he said. I was lucky enough to fall into this other world. What goes on in our heads was presented to the world and accepted and we changed our little corner of the world bit by bit. At the end ... I think the feeling was, weve done this, weve done everything we can and lets let people see that its a cool thing.ŽFollowing instincts led to rock collaborationThis undated image released by New West Records shows Peter Buck, left, and Joseph Arthur, who released a collaboration album Arthur Buck.Ž [DEAN KARR/NEW WEST RECORDS VIA AP]TOP SONGS1. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 2. In My Feelings, Drake 3. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 4. breathin, Ariana Grande 5. God is a woman, Ariana Grande 6. Better Now, Post Malone 7. Respect, Aretha Franklin 8. You Say, Lauren Daigle 9. Natural, Imagine Dragons 10. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of SummerTOP ALBUMS1. Sweetener, Ariana Grande 2. All of It, Cole Swindell 3. 30 Greatest Hits, Aretha Franklin 4. Thank You for Today, Death Cab for Cutie 5. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 6. Queen, Nicki Minaj 7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Cast Of Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainŽ 8. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Eagles 9. beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone 10. Slime Language, Young Thug & Young Stoner Life RecordsiTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending Aug. 26FICTION1. Texas RangerŽ by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company) 2. The Hate U GiveŽ by Angie Thomas Balzer & Bray (Harperteen) 3. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 4. TailspinŽ by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 5. WonderŽ by R.J. Palacio (Knopf Books for Young Readers)NONFICTION1. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 2. Unhinged: An Insiders AccountŽ by Omarosa Newman Manigault (Gallery Books) 3. The Russia HoaxŽ by Gregg Jarrett (Broadside) 4. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat SlowŽ by Shalane Flanagan (Rodale Books) 5. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks)FICTION E-BOOKS1. Crazy Rich AsiansŽ by Kevin Kwan (Doubleday) 2. Texas RangerŽ by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company) 3. FearedŽ by Lisa Scottline (St. Martins Press) 4. Richer Than SinŽ by Meghan March (Meghan March) 5. At the Waters EdgeŽ by Sara Gruen (Random House)NONFICTION E-BOOKS1. UnhingedŽ by Omarosa Newman Manigault (Gallery Books) 2. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 3. EducatedŽ by Tara Westover (Random House) 4. The Leangains MethodŽ by Martin Berkhan (Martin Berkhan) 5. Life in a Medieval CastleŽ by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies (HarperCollins)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street Journals list re” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending Aug. 19By Scott StroudThe Associated PressThe list of legendary musicians who migrated from Texas to Nashville to make it big is so long youd think the journey was easy. It is not. Just ask Ryan Culwell, whose 2015 album, Flatlands,Ž was so good it seemed to rise with the heat right out of the Texas dust. But it might have had more glowing reviews than turns on the radio, this being the state of commercial country music these days. But now, after supporting himself with a series of odd jobs, including a turn as a Nashville pedal-tavern driver, the Texas native is back with another fine record. His latest, The Last American,Ž may not be quite as Texan as Flatlands,Ž but it fits the present moment better. Culwell ranges around on this one, maybe a little too much. As he migrates from the rocking Can You Hear MeŽ to the angry Dig a HoleŽ to the gentle lullaby of Moon Hangs Down,Ž it sometimes feels like hes trying on styles. But Culwells talent is obvious throughout, and the timing feels right for a canon of intelligent, rough-edged songs about the frustration, the yearning, the turmoil and the stress of living at this complicated moment in America „ armed only, as he sings in the title cut, with my old mans heart and a broke-down Chevrolet.Ž With lyrics that good and a voice as honest as a Panhandle sunset, Ryan Culwell keeps making important music. If he stays the course, his work will An American moments essence The Last AmericanRyan Culwell (Missing Piece Records) MUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Lincee RayThe Associated PressCan you imagine a time when women arent allowed to speak more than 100 words per day? What if excessive communication results in increasingly painful shocks, training females to remain silent? Can the world continue to run if the power of speech is taken away from half the population? Christina Dalcher brings this scenario to life in her debut novel Vox.Ž Fueled by the disorder and turbulence of Americas current political climate, Dalcher creates a world in the not-so-distant future, that introduces a new president, a charismatic reverend, and a Pure Woman movement built to remind females that they are to be seen and not heard. Dr. Jean McClellan spent most of her career developing a cure for aphasia. Her life shifted seemingly overnight when she was removed from her lab and escorted out of the building, never to return again. All females across the nation were eliminated from the workforce. Each woman and female child was fit with a counter on her wrist, tallying each word uttered. Just one expression over the 100-mark and an electric shock jolts through your entire nervous system. Jean is certainly not a Pure Woman. She doesnt enjoy baking or gardening, but she knows how to play the game. Unfortunately, her young daughter is growing up in a world where her voice is forbidden. Controlling a babbling toddler was bad enough, but having to persuade her now 6-year-old to save her words in case of an emergency is excruciating. Especially since her oldest son is completely brainwashed by the reverend and his ridiculous stance. Opportunity presents itself when the presidents brother suffers brain damage from a skiing accident. The government knows theres only one doctor who can help. Jean is ushered into a stateof-the-art lab and put to work. Vox a world where women cant talk freely VoxBy Christina Dalcher (Berkley)

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inmates. You also clearly sense the deterioration of the soul when locked in a dark, dank room alone with your thoughts for months on end. And what you think about most is escape. Its certainly at the forefront of the minds of Hunnams Henri Charrire and his comrade in flight, Maleks Louis Dega. You can hear the gears in their heads meshing over their twin goals of preservation and extrication. How much of what we see in those pursuits is true is anyones guess, but this is how the real Charrire, nicknamed Papillon for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, claims it all went down in his 1969 best-seller. It begins in 1931 in Paris. We first see Charrire cracking yet another safe and rushing off to fence the jewels to the local mafia. Mere hours later, while he and his very-hot date (Eve Hewson) are partying at the Moulin Rouge, an observant member of the mob notices that Charrire hasnt turned over all the loot, a faux pas that promptly gets him framed for murder. So its off to Saint Laurent, aka Camp de la Transportation,Ž in remote French Guiana. Like Alcatraz, theres no viable means of escape. If the guards dont kill you, the surrounding jungle or shark-infested waters will. Youll also need a fair sum of money for bribes and services. Lucky for Charrire, he finds a virtual bank up the rectum (Talk about dirty money!) of the scrawny Dega, a wealthy dandy with a larcenous habit of kiting. That discreetly hidden bankroll comes in quite handy when Dega hires Charrire to be his personal bodyguard. But what begins as a relationship of convenience gradually evolves into something movingly selfless and loyal „ often to the detriment of both parties. Their adventures „ on land and sea „ are a constant source of tension and suspense thanks to Noers fine direction. Unlike Franklin Schaffners behind-the-camera work in the 1973 original, Noer doesnt go for weightiness and spectacle. Hes more attuned to the story and its themes of friendship and survival. Schaffner (Planet of the Apes,Ž PattonŽ) also wasnt much for dialogue, despite working from a script by legends Lorenzo Semple Jr. (Three Days of the CondorŽ) and two-time Oscar-winner Dalton Trumbo (Roman HolidayŽ). But Noer puts a premium on it in allowing writer Aaron Guzikowski to stay truer to Charrires memoir, ensuring a story with depth and meaning. Hunnam and Malek make the most of it, too, with riveting performances that more than carry us through the films creaky and bloated midsection. Still, Noers version zips along, clocking in almost 30 minutes shorter than Schaffners entry. True, Hunnam and Malek lack the megawatt star power of McQueen and Hoffman, but that everyman quality eliminates the distraction of seeing stars instead of actors, thus enabling a much larger investment in the characters. I might be crazy, but that added involvement made this a much more enjoyable experience than the original, which really wasnt the classicŽ many claim it to be. Heck, no less than Pauline Kael described the first film as methodical, and pointlessly grueling.Ž Thats never the case here. It might not be perfect, but this PapillonŽ definitely has wings. DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 C3TodayNATURAL FIBER ARTS CLASS: From 10 a.m. to noon at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781. LAKE COUNTY LADIES CHORUS REHEARSAL: At 9:15 a.m. at GraceWay Church on Radio Road in Leesburg. Call Joyce at 352-742-0789. HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MEETING: At 6 p.m. at Lake Hills School, 909 S. Lakeshore Drive in Howey-in-the-Hills. With local of“ cials, “ rst responders, energy services and gardeners. Details: Howeymensclub34737@Gmail.com. GAMING NIGHT: First to 5th graders from 5 to 6 p.m. and 6th to 12th graders from 6 to 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Call 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686. OLD TIME RADIO DRAMA CLUB: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of each month at Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. Go to thevillagesoldtimeradio.club. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY „ FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-761-8764 or email marty@ganii.com. READER OF THE PACK: From 4 to 5 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. All ages are invited to pet and read a book to the PAWS Therapy Dogs to strengthen reading skills and build reading con“ dence. Call Melissa Curry at 352-7289790 or email melissa.curry@ leesburg” orida.gov. PALETTES AND PETS: From 5 to 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. CALENDARWe want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@ dailycommercial.com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKFREE CONCERT IN EUSTIS: From 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown. Featuring TC & Sass Band, pictured, and Tobacco Rd Band during the First Friday Street Party. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] show of all time during its first run at Bay Street. Its the story as much as anything, the brotherhood,Ž Wharff said. Down-ontheir-luck steel workers trying to support their families with razor sharp humor, honest affection, and a must-see ending." In the play, while spying on their wives at a girls night out, a group of unemployed steelworkers see how much the ladies enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. Mature audiences recommended for ages 18 and older. Details: baystreetplayers.org. Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ The Moonlight Players in Clermont promises a high-energy performance with Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ opening Friday and playing until Sept. 30. Newsies The MusicalŽ is based on the 1992 film Newsies,Ž which in turn was inspired by the real life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. Newsies is a new musical and we are the Orlando area premier,Ž said director William Pratesi. We have brought together some of the best youth performers in Central Florida, and they have done a tremendous job coming together for this ambitious show. Its extremely high energy with a lot of great numbers that will stick with you long after you go home.Ž Choreographers for the production are Joseph and Robin Cerilli, who own Clermont Workout. The audience will have a chance to chat with the performers after the show. Details: moonlightplayers.com. Upcoming RUN FOR YOUR WIFEŽ The IceHouse production of the comedy Run for Your WifeŽ plays at the Sonnentag IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora Sept. 14 to Oct. 7. The play centers around a bigamist taxi driver whose carefully-scheduled life falls apart when he has a traffic incident. He orchestrates his two lives by juggling his work shifts to alternate between his homes and marriages. One evening, a minor incident causes him to be taken to the hospital where confusion over his identity and his street address causes his finely-balanced life of bigamy to begin to unravel in hilarious fashion. Details: icehousetheatre.com. Auditions DISNEYS MARY POPPINSŽ Auditions are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday for the IceHouse Theatres fall production of Disneys Mary Poppins.Ž Performance dates are Nov. 16 to Dec. 16. Singing auditions require a time slot and are held at the IceHouse Theatre, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. To request a time, email a performance resume and photo to darlin@icehousetheatre.com. Singers with strong musical theater vocal and harmonic abilities, and acting skills, are needed to play leading, supporting, featured and cameo characters. Dancers with beginning to advanced tap skills are sought as well as several performers with other dance experience at all levels, and those who are willing to learn. Some dancers may be asked to do a tap combination. Both the leading role of Mary Poppins, and the childs role of Jane Banks, have been cast. Details: icehousetheatre.com STAGEFrom Page C1 REVIEWFrom Page C1 While the festival is in its 13th year, this year is the first time its been held in Lake County. Over the weekend, about 60 independent films from around around the world, including feature lengths, shorts, documentaries, comedies and horror, will be shown on the big screen. At the end of the weekend, film winners will be announced. The public is invited to watch the screenings. Tickets are $10 for a single movie, $35 for a day pass, $100 for a three-day pass or $200 for an all-access pass that will get you into special screenings and discussions. Passes do not guarantee admission, however, depending the crowd at the showing. Special guests this year include Mindy Sterling, star of the Austin PowersŽ trilogy, iCarlyŽ and Drop Dead Gorgeous;Ž Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, known for his performances in Pearl Harbor,Ž Rising SunŽ and Planet of the ApesŽ and as Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat; The Queen of Versailles herself, Jacqueline Siegel, who will screen her new film, The Princess of Versailles;Ž veteran Hollywood screenwriter and producer Stan Zimmerman of Gilmore Girls,Ž RoseanneŽ and The Golden Girls;Ž and Office SpaceŽ star Greg Pitts and more. The festival show schedule and tickets are at cen-tralfloridafilmfestival.com. Wine and Cheese Festival Lakeridge Winery in Clermont is holding its first Wine & Cheese Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m. A special complimentary wine tasting includes samples of cheese paired with some of the vineyards best selling wines. Enjoy entertainment on the outdoor stage and in the wine and cheese bar. The food pavilion features a selection of food for sale and cornhole games will be set up outside for some friendly competition. Admission for adults is $5 and children 12 and younger are admitted free. Purchase advance tickets at lakeridgewinery.com. Sips and Salsa Celebrates all things salsa at Sips and Salsa from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Clermont. Entertainment includes salsa dancing, a salsa making competition, cultural cuisine, domino tournament, cigar demonstrations, chihuahua races and activities for entire family. Feel the Latin beat with Mambo Lebron y su Orquesta. Free. Details: clermontfl.gov//events/ Street Party in Eustis Enjoy the music, food and shopping at the Friday Street Party in downtown Eustis from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. This months event features TC & Sass Band and Tobacco Road Band. Food Truck-N-Flick Night Meet up in Leesburgs Towne Square, 510 W. Main Street from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday for food trucks, a showing of JumanjiŽ and entertainment by Denny Buckler. Guitars and Cars Music, cars and motorcycles are awaiting at the Guitars and Cars swap meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Renningers Florida Twin Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Admission is $2 with children 14 and younger admitted free. Details: renningers.net. TAPFrom Page C1LEFT: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, known for his performances in Pearl Harbor,Ž Rising SunŽ and Planet of the ApesŽ and as Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat,Ž appears this weekend at the Central Florida Film Festival in Clermont. RIGHT: Mindy Sterling, a star of the Austin Powers trilogy, appears this weekend at the Central Florida Film Festival in Clermont. [SUBMITTED PHOTOS] See CALENDAR, C6

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DEAR ABBY: My 3-yearold grandson hurts animals. He's intelligent and articulate. He understands many concepts about all kinds of things. Frankly, I'm scared. It's because he is so intelligent and high-functioning. I feel he should have more empathy than he does. He has been doing this off and on for the last couple of years. My daughter, my husband and I have been discouraging it the whole time. He gets timeouts, stern talks and toys taken away. It doesn't work. My daughter has started swatting his bottom or his leg hoping he will understand it is unacceptable. She isn't comfortable hitting him and neither am I. My grandson knows better. I know he does. My daughter called me this afternoon, upset because he hurt their dog again. Must we get rid of these pets? No one wants to do that. When is it too much? How can we make it stop? -AGHAST IN ALABAMA DEAR AGHAST: It is already "too much." Your grandson's behavior isn't normal. Because he seems unable to appropriately interact with these helpless animals, he shouldn't be allowed to be around them without constant supervision. For the dog's own safety, another home should be found for it before it's hurt again. Your grandson may be acting out of anger, because he has been physically or sexually abused himself or has witnessed domestic violence. This is why it's extremely important he be seen by a licensed mental health professional, who can advise his parents -and you -about how this should be handled. Without intervention, the boy's behavior could escalate, and he could seriously injure another child.DEAR ABBY: I am a 64-year-old woman; my sister is 68. A few months ago, she was shopping and saw a man who looked EXACTLY like our father. (Dad passed away in 2008.) A conversation ensued, and he subsequently came to visit her at her home. He's 69. She snapped a picture of him and sent it to me, and the resemblance is uncanny. He was born in the same state as our father, was adopted and never knew his birth parents. We never had a brother; it was always just the two of us and our parents. She wants me to meet him. He's married and doesn't want to tell his family about us. I would be happy to meet him, brother or not, but I need to know the truth before getting involved. It would be too weird for me to just wonder. He seems reluctant to take the DNA test. My sister and I are in the AncestryDNA system already, so it would be easy for us all to conrm. What should I do? -GETTING INVOLVED DEAR GETTING INVOLVED: Because this man doesn't want his family to know he may have siblings, is reluctant to take the test and you would prefer not to meet him unless you know his status, do nothing. The next move should be his. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018:This year you make many changes quickly. To others, your decisions might seem impulsive. What people do not recognize is how long you have mulled over certain issues. If you are single, you might not be sure what type of person best suits you. As a result, you could date a lot and not commit. If you are attached, you and your partner need to express your feelings before they evolve into anger. Your bond will improve enormously as a result. LEO gives you important feedback.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might have kept an issue or problem to yourself. At this point, others will discover what is happening; however, you also can nally resolve the matter. Your anger could rise when dealing with a difcult person in a meeting. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might have been quite verbal as of late, but at the moment you nd that youd rather say nothing. A situation around the workplace or in your immediate community could become volatile. You sense that a new approach is needed. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You have mulled over a problem for some time. Take action to undo a hassle before it becomes even more difcult. Detaching from the issue would be helpful. A friend might be unusually expressive. Try to understand what is happening. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) A partner might be in the process of making a major decision. Let this person express his or her feelings. Many of your thoughts revolve around money and your dealings. Let go of harsh words that someone says; he or she will be sorry soon enough. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) No matter why you feel that a change might be needed, youll use your assets to the max. Your ability to see past the obvious comes through once more. Others might have a hard time understanding your logic, as they seem to work on a different level from you. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You have been very goal-oriented; however, the time has come to ask yourself why a certain outcome remains a high priority. Take some personal time. Consider signing up for a class to help soothe your nerves, which often get frayed. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Friendship feels important to your well-being. You are a sign that loves romance and values friendship. You support a loved one in getting past his or her anger. A key person in your life continues surprising you with his or her words and actions. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might be too tired to continue at such a hectic pace, but you could feel as if you dont have a choice. Remember, you are only human. A family member could be upset with a swift change of events. Give this person some space. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You know what you want, and youll zero in on it. You might encounter someone who is unusually upset. This persons anger could be directed toward you, but he or she really is upset about something else. Stay cool, calm and collected. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You feel different than you have in a while. Try to let go of self-imposed restrictions. Carefully consider a new expenditure. Be clear about what is important to you in a changeable situation. You might make more out of an issue than is necessary. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) If your energy is misdirected, you might become angry and explosive. You could feel as if you have absorbed a lot of peoples moodiness as of late and have had enough. A loved one or a dear friend helps you sort through an issue. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Be available, but also observant. You might see a friend or associate make an important decision that could be attached to a recent revelation. Your interactions will ow more readily. Funnel your energy into a project that is long overdue. Boys treatment of animals causes alarm among family DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, September 6, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, the 249th day of 2018. There are 116 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 6, 1997, a public funeral was held for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London, six days after her death in a car crash in Paris. ON THIS DATE: In 1944 during World War II, the British government relaxed blackout restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard. In 1972 the Summer Olympics resumed in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis that claimed the lives of eleven Israelis and ve Arab abductors. In 1975 18-year-old tennis star Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia, in New York for the U.S. Open, requested political asylum in the United States. In 1995 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record by playing his two-thousand-131st consecutive game. In 1997 weeping masses gathered in Calcutta, India, to pay homage to Mother Teresa, who had died the day before at age 87. In 2002 meeting outside Washington, D.C. for only the second time since 1800, Congress convened in New York to pay homage to the victims and heroes of September 11.

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C6 Thursday, September 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comin Clermont. Order a snack and create a canvas painting with guidance from professional artist Kathie Camara. All materials provided. Cost is $35. Registration required. Go to orlandocatcafe.com. NORTH LAKE TEA PARTY MEETING: From 7 to 9 p.m. the rst and third Thursday of the month at Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. Go to northlaketeaparty.com for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny. richardson@leesburg orida. gov. LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352-728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-4837434 or email loganandtiger@ yahoo.com for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to quiltingsistersguild.com for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-536-2275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-7289790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and ngerplays. Call 352-7289790 for information. CALENDARFrom Page C3