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LOCAL & STATE / A3A TICKET TO JAILCops say man snatched winning lottery ticket and ran SPORTS | B1CATCH UP ON ALL THE FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ACTION SALUTE | A6TAVARES NAVY VETERANCARL DEPOY HAS BRAINS AND HEART @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, September 8, 2018 75 ¢ Salute ......................... A6 Faith ...........................A7 Opinion ...................... A9 Weather ..................... A10 Sports.......................... B1 Homes ......................... C1 Volume 142, Issue 251 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE„ Attorney General Pam Bondis office has quickly appealed a circuit judges ruling that would block three proposed constitutional amendments from going on the November ballot, including a measure aimed at banning offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces.After hearing arguments Wednesday, Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers issued a seven-page order saying the proposed constitutional amendments improperly bundledŽ unre-lated issues. Gievers sided with a challenge filed by two plaintiffs, including former Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead, who contend the proposed amendments would violate voters First Amendment rights.But Bondis office Thurs-day filed a notice of appeal at the 1st District Court of Appeal, according to docu-ments posted online Friday. The notice also said the appeal triggers an automatic stay of Gievers ruling. Anstead and fellow plain-tiff Robert J. Barnas filed the challenge last month against six proposed amendments placed on the Nov. 6 ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. Gievers, however, focused on three of the measures because the other three are the subjects of separate chal-lenges at the Supreme Court.The challenge contends, in part, that bundling seem-ingly unrelated issues in single constitutional amend-ments violates the rights of voters, who could have con-flicting views on the issues. For example, a voter could support a constitutional change to ban offshore oil drilling but oppose a ban on State appeals after judge blocks ballot measures President cites national security concerns as reason to nd op-ed authorBy Ken Thomas, Zeke Miller and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressFARGO, N.D. „ Presi-dent Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. Justice Department should investigate and unmask the author of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece purport-edly written by a member of an administration resistanceŽ movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses.Trump cited national securityŽ as the reason for such an extraordinary probe, and he called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to get it going. He also said he was exploring bringing legal action against the newspaper over publication of the essay two days earlier.Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe its national security,Ž Trump said. If the person has a high-level security clearance, he said, I dont want him in those meetings.ŽA White House official later Trump urges DOJ to unmask writerPresident Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser Friday in Fargo, N.D., as he made his second visit to North Dakotas biggest city within 10 weeks to campaign for Senate candidate Kevin Cramer, this time to help Cramer build up his “ nances. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Justin SinkBloombergPresident Donald Trump is facing another set of revelations that call into question the loyalty of his inner circle, this time within the White House.Last month, two longtime business confidants struck cooperation deals with federal prosecutors, potentially trad-ing information on Trumps dealings for better treatment.Now, Watergate investiga-tive reporter Bob Woodwards book detailing a chaotic West Wing and former staffers actively deceiving and under-mining Trump, coupled with an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times describing senior administration officials attempts to thwart the president, has further under-mined his trust in his staff.Trump, who considers loyalty a paramount virtue, made his frustration apparent during a rally Thursday night in Billings, Montana, likening the Times op-ed to treason.You look at this horrible thing,Ž he said. Is it subversion? Is it treason?ŽThe author of the op-ed asserted Trump is acting in a manner detrimental to the health of our republicŽ and claimed manyŽ officials inside the administration are Trumps loyalty demands met by treason O cials, developer gush about sports-themed Olympus developmentBy Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT … A massive commu-nity themed on sports and fitness will be the first development to sprout from south Lake County's Wellness Way, bringing with it more than 6,000 jobs and boosting the areas economy by $1.4 billion over the course of the next 10 years, the A big winAn artists rendering of the International Tennis Center at Olympus [SUBMITTED] Olympus will be split into a northeast region with an international tennis center, an aquatics center and sports performance facilities; a central region featuring the Epic Center, a multipurpose arena, broadcast-ready venues, “ tness and health clubs and a wellness spa; and a south west region which will house a village center at its heart with sports themed shops, restaurants, a hotel and entertainment venues. [SUBMITTED] See APPEALS, A5 See WIN, A5 See DOJ, A5 See TREASON, A5

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A2 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: 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. LOTTERY Thursday, Sept. 6 Cash 4 Life: 6-11-13-32-38-3 Fantasy 5: 7-17-23-25-28Friday, Sept. 7 Pick 5 Afternoon: 8-6-3-6-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-3-5-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 1-3-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-3By Juana Summers and Sara BurnettThe Associated PressURBANA, Ill. „ Former President Barack Obama issued a scorching critique of his successor Friday, blasting President Donald Trumps pattern of pressuring the Jus-tice Department, his policies and reminding voters that the economic recovery „ one of Trumps favorite talking points „ began on his watch.Obamas speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was delivered less than two months before midterm elections that could determine the course of Trumps presidency. The remarks amounted to a stinging indictment of political life in the Trump era.It did not start with Donald Trump,Ž Obama said. He is a symptom, not the cause. Hes just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.ŽNoting the history of former presidents avoiding the rough and tumble of pol-itics, Obama acknowledged his sharp critique of Trump was something of a departure from tradition. But he said the political moment required a pushback and called for better discourse.Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it werent for those who dont look like us or dont sound like us or dont pray like we do „ thats an old playbook,Ž he said. Its as old as time. And in a healthy democracy, it doesnt work. Our antibod-ies kick in and people of good will from across the political spectrum call out the bigots and the fear-mongers and work to compromise and get things done and promote the better angels of our nature.ŽBut, Obama added, when there is a vacuum in democracy, other voices fill the void. A politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment takes hold.ŽObama called Trump the symptom, not the causeŽ of division and polarization in the U.S.Trump, meanwhile, claims he fell asleep watching Obamas speech.Im sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep,Ž Trump said at a campaign appearance in Fargo, North Dakota. I found hes very good for sleeping.ŽTrump said Obama was trying to take credit for this incredible thing thats happening to our country.ŽEven as he has largely remained out of the spotlight, Obama made clear hes paid close attention to the steady stream of headlines chronicling the Trump administration and said the news is a reminder of whats at stake in the November midterm elections.Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you this moment really is different,Ž Obama said. The stakes really are higher. The conse-quences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire.ŽHe later added: This is not normal.ŽHe was especially stern in his condemnation of Trumps pattern of pressur-ing law enforcement officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The president has repeatedly called on Ses-sions to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and earlier this week blamed the Justice Department for indicting two incumbent Republican mem-bers of Congress, arguing the moves could je opardize their seats.It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the attorney general or the FBI to use the criminal justice system as a cudgel to punish our political opponents,Ž Obama said. Or to explicitly call on the attorney general to protect members of our own party from prosecution because an election happens to be coming up. Im not making that up. thats not hypothetical.As Obama spoke, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he believed Sessions should investigate the identity of the author of an anonymous New York Times opinion piece that was sharply critical of his leadership, saying the essay a national security issue.ŽObama, reacting to the op-ed account, said thats not how our democracy is supposed to work.ŽThe claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly arent fol-lowing the presidents orders, that is not a check,Ž Obama said. Im being serious here. Thats not how our democracy is supposed to work. These people arent elected. Theyre not accountable.ŽObama also jabbed Trump on the issue the current presi-dent frequently heralds as one of his greatest achievements: The strong economy. Obama reminded the audience that the economic recovery began during his administration and defended his handling of the 2008 economic collapse. When you hear how great the economys doing right now, lets just remember when this recovery started,Ž he said.He also criticized Trumps response to the violence last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of one person.Obama blasts Trump, politics of fearFormer President Barack Obama speaks Friday in Foellinger Auditorium on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill. [STEPHEN HAAS\THE NEWS-GAZETTE VIA AP] GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP BASRA, IRAQProtesters burn tires while Israeli troops “ re teargas near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest Friday east of Gaza City. A teenager was killed and dozens of other Palestinians wounded by Israeli “ re at a border protest, Gaza of“ cials said, as efforts by Egypt to mediate a possible cease“ re between the territorys Hamas rulers and Israel appear to have stalled. [ADEL HANA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Protesters storm and burn the Iranian consulate building Friday in Basra, Iraq. Angry protesters set a “ re inside the consulate as part of ongoing demonstrations that have since July been calling for an end to endemic corruption, soaring joblessness and poor public services. Clashes erupted earlier this week, leaving several civilians and police dead. [NABIL AL-JURANI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEFRALEIGH, N.C.State elections board to “ ght federal subpoenasNorth Carolinas elections board agreed Friday to fight federal subpoenas seeking millions of voting documents and ballots going back years.The State Board of Elec-tions and Ethics Enforcement voted unanimously to direct state attorneys to work to block the subpoenas issued last week to the state board and local boards in 44 counties.U.S. Attorney Bobby Higdon in Raleigh, whose office issued the subpoenas, hasnt said specifically why immigration enforcement investigators working with a grand jury empaneled in Wilmington are seeking the information. CINCINNATIPolice say shooters gun jammed during rampageThe shooter who killed three people in the lobby of a downtown Cincinnati office high-rise could have killed many more if his gun hadnt jammed during the four-minute rampage, city leaders said Friday.Newly released security footage from inside the lobby showed the gunman firing randomly while carrying a briefcase with hundreds of rounds of ammunition over his shoulder.The footage also showed 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez walking quickly past a security turnstile Thursday morning just as he was shot by police officers who fired thro ugh a plate glass window.DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.Sheriff: Murder-for-hire plot behind good Samaritans deathLast Veterans Day, a 60-year-old U.S. Army veteran stopped near his home in central Florida to help what he thought was a stranded motorist. Carlos Cruz-Echevarria was shot multiple times along a Day-tona Beach road that night and his truck was found burned miles away.Volusia County investigators initially thought the slaying was random, that Cruz-Echevarria had been robbed while being a good Samaritan. But the driver turned out to be a hit man whod been hired to keep him from testifying about a road rage confrontation six months earlier, investigators told news outlets. The Associated Press DATELINES

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS Demolition well under way on old Leesburg Community BuildingStaff ReportDemolition of the old Leesburg Community Building, which had stood at the entrance to Venetian Gardens on Dixie Avenue for more than 50 years, is well under way. Crews are tearing down the building and the long-standing city pool to make way for a new, modern community center on the property. The project is one facet of a multi-phase effort to breathe new life into Venetian Gardens. At completion, the new build-ing will be 7,200 square feet and will feature a ballroom, kitchen and meeting rooms and large windows over-looking Martin Luther King Jr. Island. Evergreen Con-struction is doing the work.Out with the oldSheri McCalls son gets $240,000 bail on molestation chargesBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … A judge set bail at $240,000 Friday for the son on an infamous former Lake County sheriff who was arrested in Janu-ary on charges of possessing child porn and molesting an elementary-school aged girl.Circuit Judge Don Briggs heard arguments from Douglas McCalls lawyer, Nicholas Stack, saying the bond should be no more than $2,000 on each of the 48 charges.McCall, the son of the late Willis McCall, was originally held on no bond, then $375,000. Either way, it appears McCall is not going anywhere. I dont anticipate bond being paid,Ž Stack told the Daily Commercial after the hearing. McCall was arrested when the childs mother reported the alleged abuse had taken place at her home. The child said McCall had her sit on his lap while showing her porn images from computer jump drivesŽ he kept in pill bottles in his bedroom. Court records said the inappropriate touch-ing occurred over a period of time from October 1, 2016 to Jan. 22. He faces one count of lewd and lascivious conduct and 47 counts of possession of child pornography. McCall was a self-employed process server. His father, Willis McCall, was the infamous, iron-fisted segre-gationist who many believe railroaded four young black men in the Groveland Four case in the late 1940s. The senior McCall was also vilified in a book about a men-tally disabled youth who was wrongly locked up after being accused of rape. Asked when Douglas McCall might go to trial, Stack said that might happen early next year.Bail set for accused molesterMcCall The old community center demolition is underway at Venetian Gardens on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Workers from Ace Demolition “ nish removing the concrete from the community swimming pool at Venetian Gardens on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Staff ReportCLERMONT „ A Clermont restaurant owner was thrilled when she found out she had a $5,000 winning lottery ticket.One of her cooks was thrilled as well … so thrilled, police say, that he exclaimed, Wow, thats a lot of money!Ž snatched the ticket out of her hand, ran from the restaurant and tried to drive away.Liem Thanh Le, 61, didnt get far, according to a police report released Friday.Nam Nguyen wasnt about to let her winning ticket get away that easily, so she chased Le to his car and grabbed onto the steering wheel as he tried to drive away. Witnesses said the car dragged her 40-50 feet before Le stopped. Bystanders who saw the commotion called police.An officer who arrived at the restaurant said Nguyen just wanted her lottery ticket back, but when confronted, Le handed the officer a differ-ent lottery ticket and said he didnt know where Nguyens Report: Excited man snatched $5K lotto ticket from boss Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ A federal judge Friday required elections officials in 32 counties, including Lake County, to provide Spanish-language sample ballots for the November general elec-tion „ but said there wasnt enough time to order more far-reaching steps to help Puerto Ricans eligible to vote in Florida.U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, in a 27-page ruling, partially sided with plaintiffs who sought an injunction to require Spanish-language ballots and other assistance for what are believed to be more than 30,000 Puerto Ricans in the counties.Voting in a language you do not understand is like asking this court (to) decide the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry „ ineffective, in other words,Ž Walker wrote. Courts have long held that the right to vote includes not only the right to physically enter a polling place and fill out a ballot but also the right to comprehend and understand what is on that ballot.ŽBut with the election less than two months away, he acknowledged concerns raised by county elections supervisors about making changes at this late stage. In issuing a preliminary injunction requiring the Spanish-language sample ballots, he declined to order such things as Spanishlanguage ballots and hiring bilingual poll workers.Walker wrote that granting all of plaintiffs requested relief would place significant hardships on election administrators.ŽIf this court denies all relief to plaintiffs, they will lose their right to a meaning-ful vote,Ž he wrote. This court would, in effect, be authorizing disenfranchise-ment. If this court grants all plaintiffs requested relief, defendants will be required to spend considerable time and effort to comply with the Voting Rights Act. They would have to do so in the lead-up to the November general election, which involves significant plan-ning, logistics, and oversight „ all of which is well-documented in the record.ŽThe potential class-action lawsuit was filed in August by a coalition of groups, with Alachua County resi-dent Marta Valentina Rivera Madera as the named plain-tiff. It targeted Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Pasco, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Sumter, Taylor and Wakulla counties.The plaintiffs attorneys have focused on part of the Voting Rights Act that is aimed at people who were educated in schools where the predominant language was not English and that seeks to ensure they are not denied the right to vote. A motion filed by the plaintiffs said Congress enacted that part of the law to protect the rights of Spanish-speak-ing Puerto Ricans to vote stateside.ŽThe plaintiffs also have pointed to an influx of Puerto Ricans to Florida after Hur-ricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last year. Walkers ruling said Rivera, the named plaintiff, moved to Gainesville after the storm.The plaintiffs filed an underlying lawsuit and sought a preliminary injunc-tion to try to quickly get changes for the Nov. 6 gen-eral election. Walkers ruling dealt only with the prelimi-nary injunction but appeared to make clear he backs the plaintiffs on the underlying issues. Puerto Ricans are Amer-ican citizens,Ž he wrote. Unique among Americans, they are not educated primarily in English „ and do not need to be. But, like all American citizens, they pos-sess the fundamental right to vote. The issue in this case is whether Florida officials, consistent with longstand-ing federal law, must provide assistance to Puerto Rican voters who wish to vote. Under the plain language of the Voting Rights Act, they must.ŽWalker, who has repeatedly clashed with Gov. Rick Scotts administration about voting-related issues, openly mocked state elec-tions officials.Here we are again. The clock hits 6:00 a.m. Sonny Judge says counties must provide sample Spanish ballotsTAVARESAngry girlfriend charged with setting “ re to exs stuffPolice have charged a woman with criminal mischief after she allegedly set fire to an estranged boyfriends belong-ings in his yard, including live ammunition, and sent him a cell phone image of blaze.Holly Lynn Cook, 30, of Tavares, was arrested Thurs-day on a warrant and held on $2,000 bond for an incident that occurred on Tuesday in the 800 block of North Joanna Avenue.According to an arrest report, police arrived to find mens clothing burning in the front yard. Cooks estranged boyfriend showed up and told officers she had accused him of cheating and had sent him photos of his belongings burning in the yard. He said the items that were destroyed in the fire included 50 shirts, 20-30 pairs of shorts, shoes, socks, hats, an iPhone and about 500 rounds of ammunition … for a total of almost $7,000. Officers look-ing through the charred burn spot on the lawn discovered that some of the ammunition had discharged in the fire and at least one round went through the window of the home.PARKLANDDeputy “ red for sleeping on job after Parkland shootingAuthorities say a Florida deputy has been fired for sleeping while on duty at a Florida school where 17 people had been killed a month earlier.Broward Sheriffs officials say 40-year-old Deputy Moises Carotti was fired last week. He had been sus-pended pending an internal investigation. Carotti had been assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to help boost security in the aftermath of Febru-arys shooting.About a month after the shooting, authorities say a student told another ser-geant theyd spotted Carotti asleep in his patrol car. The sergeant reported waking Carotti by knocking on the window.An internal report says the brother of the shooter illegally came onto school grounds shortly before Carotti was found sleeping.Carotti told investigators he didnt feel well and should have called in sick. DELTONA Deputies: Heroin dealer had veteran killed to hush testimonyA good Samaritan who deputies say stopped to try and help someone get his vehicle out of a ditch was instead killed in a planned executionŽ coordinated by three people, according to the Volusia County Sheriffs Office. Benjamin Jaquaric Antonio Bascom, 24, Kelsey Terrance McFoley, 28, and Melissa Rios Roque 21, are charged with first-degree murder in what investigators are call-ing a murder-for-hire plot to prevent the victim, Carlos Cruz-Echevarria, from tes-tifying as a victim in a road rage case against McFoley. Bascom, deputies said, was the gunman. Cruz-Echevarria, a 60-year-old U.S. Army vet-eran, was killed the evening of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017, at the intersection of Malaga Avenue and Puritan Street in Deltona, near his home. He was found dead near a disabled vehicle that was stuck in the grass along the road. He was also killed less than a month before he was scheduled to give a deposition in the road rage case.The disabled vehicle at the scene was determined to be stolen out of Orange County, officials said. Cruz-Eche-varrias truck was later found burned in south Apopka.See TICKET, A4 See BALLOTS, A4Le

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A4 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Funeral Services Gregory Joseph SonnyŽ Watson, 73, passed away with his loving family at his side in Kissimmee Florida. He is survived by his children Joe and Keli, granddaughter Kelsey and great granddaughter Eva. He is the son and war baby of William D. Watson, Sr. and Celia J. Watson, brother to Doris, Kathy, Danny, Carol, Jerry, Barbie and Darrel and predeceased sister Patty. Sonny was born on August 14, 1945 in Ohio and resided in North Carolina, Pompano Beach and Paisley, Florida. Sonny was a Veteran Police Of“cer with his best friend Tom Kottke with whom he shared a special interest in motorcycle riding. He was a drywaller with his brother Daryl and worke d the ”ea market circuit for many years with his predeceased wife Sandy and recently his son Joe and his wife Angel. Sonny was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fresh water “shing, gardening and feeding wildlife animals. He enjoyed storytelling, making people laugh, spending time with his family and mostly his beloved companions his Dachshunds. And oh how he loved his Cuban cigars and medical MJ cookies. Direct cremation, ashes to be set to sea in the Atlantic ocean by private ceremony. Fair Winds and Following Seas OLŽ Buddy. Gregory Joseph Watson TodaysServices and Chers I Got You Babe starts playing. Denizens of and visitors to Punxsutawney, Penn-sylvania eagerly await the groundhogs prediction. And the state of Florida is alleged to violate federal law in its handling of elections,Ž he wrote sarcastically.The ruling said 13 Flor-ida counties „ Broward, DeSoto, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, and Seminole „ provide Spanish-language ballots to comply with another part of the Voting Rights Act. Also, Collier and Volusia counties provide Spanish-language mate-rial, though they have not been required to do so. The lawsuit targeted 32 coun-ties with Puerto Rican populations. Walkers order requires the Florida Department of State to direct elec-tions supervisors in the 32 counties to make available Spanish-language sample ballots that have match-ing size, information, layout, placement, and fonts as an official ballot does.Ž Also, the supervisors will be required to publish the Spanishlanguage sample ballots on their websites and provide signs at polling places to make sure voters are aware of the sample ballots.Alachua County Super-visor of Elections Kim Barton, who is a defendant in the case as a representa-tive of other supervisors, said in court documents that she has taken a number of steps to try to help Spanish-speaking voters, such as providing a materials in Spanish, pro-viding bilingual support in her office and planning to have a voters guide trans-lated into Spanish.Similarly, Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Earley said this week his office has worked to make accommodations.All of our election guides and voting guides were all translated,Ž Earley told The News Service of Florida. We had printed copies, and copies available at the polling places. During early voting, we had one person request assistance in voting in Spanish, out of 206,000 registered voters or the 76,000 that voted.Ž BALLOTSFrom Page A3ticket was. He was then allowed to leave, but before he left he also told officers Nguyen gave him the ticket for wages she owed him.A Clermont police investigator followed up the next day by interviewing witnesses, who confirmed that Le snatched the ticket from Nguyen. One wit-ness recalled that after snatching the ticket, Le bolted from the kitchen claiming he had to pick up his children from school, but his co-workers chastised him, noting that it was nighttime and the kids werent in school. It was also Sunday.The investigator also discovered that Les wife tried to cash the ticket at the Florida Lotterys district office in Orlando but was denied because lottery officials had placed a hold on the ticket after Nguyen reported it stolen.Police also didnt believe Les excuse that Nguyen gave him the ticket for wages she owed him. In his report, the lead investi-gator noted that Thanh had been hired just a couple of days earlier on a tryout basis and that cooks at the res-taurant earn $125 a day, so Thanh couldnt be owed $5,000.Le was picked up on an arrest warrant for grand theft at his home on Thursday. TICKETFrom Page A3The Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Latest on Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos (all times local): 6:30 p.m.President Donald Trump tweets No Collusion. A great day for America!Ž after a former campaign adviser received a 14-day prison sentence for lying to the FBI.George Papadopoulos is the first former cam-paign aide to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation. Papadopoulos learned his fate Friday in federal court in Washing-ton. Trump referenced Papadopoulos 14-day prison term in his tweet.Others associated with Trumps campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, have accepted plea deals. They are cooperat-ing with investigators and await sentencing.Trump said earlier Friday that he did not know Papadopoulos. 4:45 p.m.Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI.The sentence was imposed Friday in federal court in Washington.He is the first former campaign aide to be sen-tenced in special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation.Papadopoulos apologized for his actions, telling a judge that he had made a dreadful mistakeŽ and was eager for redemption.Prosecutors sought a sentence of up to six months, while defense lawyers asked for probation.His case was the first to detail a member of the Trump campaign having knowledge of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election while it was ongoing. 11:25 a.m.The Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation will find out Friday whether he will be going to prison for lying to the FBI.George Papadopoulos is set to be sentenced in fed-eral court in Washington. Special counsel Robert Muellers team is pushing for a prison sentence of up to six months, while defense attorneys are asking for probation.Papadopoulos was the first to plead guilty in Muellers probe. His case was also the first to detail a member of the Trump campaign having knowl-edge of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 pres-idential election while it was ongoing.Prosecutors say Papadopoulos lies caused irreparable harm to the investigation and he did not provide substantial assistance.His attorneys say he cooperated fully. Trump celebrates 14-day sentence for former aideFormer Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who triggered the Russia investigation, and who pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI, leaves federal court after he was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday in Washington. [JACQUELYN MARTIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Terry Spencer The Associated PressSUNRISE „ Few Flor-ida schools conducted security assessments before Februarys campus massacre and most grossly underreported student crimes, the state panel investigating the shooting learned Thursday. Of the states approxi-mately 3,900 public schools, only 116 completed an optional security assessment in 2016 and 16 were filed in 2017, said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. The state had been recommending schools do assessments since 2001, shortly after the Columbine High attack in Colorado. During that 17-year period, Stoneman Douglas never did one, Gualtieri said. Schools that didnt were not penalized.I dont think they were being taken as seri-ously as they should have been,Ž Gualtieri said. After 14 students and three staff members were fatally shot at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14, the Legislature passed a law requiring all schools do a security assessment. The deadline was Aug. 1 and almost all schools complied. The assessments will be con-sidered when the state distributes $99 million for security improve-ments next year „ about $25,000 per campus. To bring Floridas schools up to modern security standards would cost $2.2 billion, the panel has been told.Separately, the commission heard Thursday there has been massive underreporting by Florida schools in their required crime reports. Stoneman Douglas reported zero incidents of bullying among its 3,200 students between 2014 and 2017 and three incidents of vandalism. The school reported 43 fights during that period, two batteries and 12 inci-dents of smoking or other tobacco use. The commission heard that such underreporting has been common and isnt penal-ized. The commission was told many schools statewide dont accu-rately report their crimes because they didnt want to scare away students as funding is based on enrollment.There needs to be sanctions for underreporting or misreporting of data,Ž said Commis-sioner Ryan Petty, whose daughter died in the mas-sacre. He said the Broward County school districts security report filed with the state before the shoot-ing was so incomplete, it probably took less than 30 minutes to prepare.The more I read, the angrier I get,Ž said Petty, who lost a bid for a school board seat last week. That they would treat (the report) with such a lack of respect is beyond words.ŽBroward school offi-cials did not immediately respond to an email seek-ing comment. In June, Superintendent Robert Runcie sent a memo to the districts principals telling them to be vigi-lantŽ about logging every crime and that auditors would review each schools reports.Before massacre, schools skimped on security testsMedical personnel tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. [JOHN MCCALL/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL VIA AP]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 A5 DOJContinued from A1said Trumps call for a government investigation was an expression of his frustration with the essay, not an order for federal prosecutors to take action.Though the article was strongly critical of Trump, no classified information appears to have been revealed by the author or leaked to the newspaper, which would be a crucial bar to clear before a leak investigation could be contemplated.The department does not confirm or deny investigations,Ž said Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokeswoman.Trumps call is the latest test of the independence of his Justice Department, which is supposed to make inves-tigative and charging decisions without politi-cal interference from the White House.It also reflects an expansive view of White House authority that cuts to the heart of special counsel Robert Muellers investigation.Trumps lawyers and supporters have argued that as president he is empowered not only to hire and fire whomever he chooses but that he can also inject himself into law enforcement matters.Former FBI Director James Comey has said Trump asked him to go easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, an allegation that Mueller is scrutinizing. Trumps lawyers have said that even if that hap-pened as Comey described „ they say it didnt „ it cant be a crime because the president has the constitutional authority to involve himself in the activities of the Justice Department.Trumps call for an investigation came a day after his top lieutenants stepped forward to repu-diate the op-ed in a show of support for their incensed boss, who ordered aides to unmask the writer. The denials continued Friday, when U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley published an opinion piece of her own in The Washington Post titled, When I challenge the president, I do it directly. My anonymous colleague should have, too.ŽDemocrats were quick to condemn the presidents call for a federal investigation.Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware said, President Trump continues to show a troubling trend in which he views the Department of Justice as the private legal department of the Trump organization rather than an entity that is focused on respecting the Constitution and enforcing our laws.ŽMinnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she wished Trump would put the same vigor into getting to the bottom of what Russia has been doing to our country in the elections.ŽBut Rudy Giuliani, the presidents attorney, sug-gested that it would be appropriateŽ for Trump to ask for a formal inves-tigation into the identity of the op-ed author.Lets assume its a person with a security clearance. If they feel writing this is appropriate, maybe they feel it would be appropriate to disclose national security secrets, too. That person should be found out and stopped,Ž Giuliani said.Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a key ally of Trumps, called for the president to order those suspected of being the author to undergo lie-detector tests. developer says.Officials are calling the 250-acre project one of a kind, explaining that it will include multi-sport indoor and outdoor training and competition venues, leading-edge wellness, health and fit-ness facilities and avillage featuring world-class sports-themed hotels, restaurants, conference space, shops, entertainment venues, residential neighborhoods and apart-ment villas.Michael Carroll, the founder and president of American Eagle Associates, Inc., a marketing and licensing firm, says the project will live up to its marketing motto, "Epic. Every day."Thats our brand essence, and we are ada-mant about finding ways we can deliver on being epic everyday,Ž said Carroll. We designed the entire place to work in synergy with a sports-related mindset, but its the sports, combined with fitness and health, that makes it unique.Ž According to Clermont officials, the project has been in the works for nearly four years and is now beginning to make its way through the city and state approval process.Carroll expects to break ground on Olympus in the first quarter of 2019 and have parts of it up and running by 2020 once the land is purchased and approved by Clermont officials in December as anticipated.Ive been excited about his project for almost four years, but now as were getting closer and closer, we have to stay extremely focused and keep our eye on the ball,Ž said Carroll. The amount of support weve received from Clermont and from Lake County has been impressive.Ž Once approved, Olym-pus will become the very first project to be located in the Wellness Way Area Plan … 15,471 acres in southeast Lake County south of State Road 50 and east of U.S. Highway 27 … recognized for many years as an area prime for economic development.The project is seeking annexation into the City of Clermont, which has the utility rights for the property.County Commissioner Sean Parks, who is playing a key role in shepherding Carroll through the process, said the match was a good fit from the beginning.I heard what he (Carroll) wanted to do and I was excited. I thought it was very much in line with what we wanted Wellness Way to be,Ž Parks said. Olympus seemed to focus on health and well-ness in the sports tourism industries and I was very intrigued by the overall economic impact.ŽParks said he sensed a wow factorŽ in the proj-ect and thought it fit right in with the Wellness Way vision.I knew it was potentially a game changer for Lake County and our region. It will change the focus from being a resi-dential-based economy to a more diverse economy,Ž Parks said. I think it puts us on the map nationally and internationally and will improve prop-erty values for all of Lake County, plus I think it is a catalyst for the right kind of growth that we want. I think it will catalyze the health and wellness industry that we desire.Ž Its one of a kind. This will be a very big deal. We are containing our enthusiasm but itll soon be uncorked,Ž Parks said.Clermont City Manager Darren Gray also said he thinks the project fits right in with Clermonts Choice of ChampionsŽ brand.When we put our brand in, we knew that at some point, there was going to be a project that really met our brand, the Choice of Champions, and this project totally defines who we are,Ž Gray said. Were a health, well-ness, fitness community. Weve been doing triathlons for over 30 years, we have the National Train-ing Center here, we have Brandys Gymnastics, we have Olympic athletes from all over the world who train here. So to have a development or a project that comes in of this magnitude, it just really shows you the com-mitment level and really, the leadership level of the City of Clermont and how we partner well with the private entities as well.ŽCarroll has a pedigree in world-class athletics.His marketing company developed programs for several Olympics, the PGA Tour, European Tour and Ryder Cup and other global brands.He said when they were searching for the perfect fit for Olympus, Clermonts brand and the community feel of the area, became very important to them. We were drawn to the area because we found hills in Florida but what we felt immediately that the city had the right brand and a community feel, which is what we were looking for,Ž Carroll said. We wanted a place we could integrate into and with Orlando just next door and being an international destination, everything just pointed to this as the per-fect location.ŽCarroll said the Olympus neighborhood will connect to its neighboring communities by way of 4 miles of public fitness trails designed to wel-come people right into its town center. There, visi-tors will find sports and entertainment zones.In all, the project will incorporate 713,713 square feet of office space, 231,304 square feet of retail space, 129,055 square feet of restaurants, 248,468 square feet of sports facilities and a hotel with 1,312 guest rooms.The project will be split into subsections to include a northeast region with an international tennis center, an aquatics center and sports perfor-mance facilities; a central region featuring the 'Epic Center,' a multipurpose arena, broadcast-ready venues, fitness and health clubs and a wellnessspa; and a south west region which will house a village center at its heart with sports themed shops, restaurants, a hotel and entertainment venues.Carroll said there will also be elements of European sports resorts.Olympus will also have its own taxing district that will allow for it to be self-sustaining.To have a project like this come into our city that brings the sporting venues and the partnerships theyre wanting to do with the city is pretty amazing,Ž Gray said. Theres no other project like this anywhere.Ž WINFrom Page A1vaping or using electronic cigarettes in workplaces.Gievers agreed with the arguments on each of the three amendments, including the measure known as Amendment 9 that would ban drilling and workplace vaping.The court is unconvinced by the respondents (states) argument that offshore oil and gas drilling and vaping are germane as they are both environmentally related,Ž she wrote. These measures are independent and unrelated and do not constitute a comprehensive plan of revision and cannot be imposed upon the voters as a unit. Voters cannot reasonably answer the statutorily required yes or no question ƒ without potentially being deprived of their First Amendment constitutional right to cast a meaningful vote on each independent and unre-lated proposal.ŽDuring arguments Wednesday before Gievers, however, state Deputy Solicitor General Jordan Pratt said the Constitution Revision Commission has the authority to combine multiple constitutional changes in single ballot measures. The 37-member commission meets every 20 years and has unique power to place proposed constitutional amend-ments on the ballot.Pratt also said the plaintiffs offered an unprecedentedŽ legal theory that the First Amendment does not allow the bundling of proposed amendments.Pratt said there is no case in the history of the republic, federal or state, that has ever read the First Amendment to guarantee a right to voters not to vote on bundled proposals.ŽAlong with the proposal on drilling and vaping, Gievers also struck from the ballot a measure, known as Amendment 7, that deals with governance of the state-college system and death benefits for survivors of first responders and military members. Also, she struck a measure, known as Amendment 11, that would remove con-stitutional language that prohibits aliens ineligi-ble for citizenshipŽ from owning property and would revise language to make clear the repeal of criminal statutes does not affect the prosecu-tion of crimes committed before the repeal.Gievers ruling came as the Supreme Court considers a series of challenges seeking to block other proposed amendments from going on the ballot. Justices this week, for instance, heard arguments about a controversial education amendment and a mea-sure designed to expand crime victims rights. APPEALSFrom Page A1 An artists rendering of the Fitness & Health Club at Olympus. [SUBMITTED] TREASONContinued from A1working against the p resi-dents more misguided impulses.ŽBack in Washington, the strain was evident from the latest episodes of an administration-wide soap opera defined by paranoia and distrust.Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a plea to reporters hunting for the identity of the mystery administration official who wrote the column: Stop.ŽThe search for the person Sanders described as an anonymous cowardŽ was recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our coun-try and work for President Trump,Ž she said in a statement. Her request seemed to underscore the extent to which speculation over the author had consumed the West Wing.Even after the statement from Sanders, top administration officials continued issuing their own statements denying their involvement in the publication and denouncing the author.By the time Trump boarded Air Force One for Montana, chief of staff John Kelly -who accom-panied the president on the trip -was the only Cabinet member or Cabinet-level official not to issue a public denial. First lady Melania Trump issued a statement saying the author of the column was sabotagingŽ the country and warning that accusations can lead to severe consequences.Ž Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren seized the moment to urge administration officials to invoke the Constitutional process for the Cabinet to find Trump incompe-tent and remove him from office.This is about the safety of our children, the national security of our nation, and the future of our democracy,Ž Warren said on Twitter. If senior officials believe the presi-dent is unfit, they should stop hiding behind anon-ymous op-eds and leaking info to Bob Woodward, and do what the C onstitution demands they do: invoke the 25th Amendment and remove this president from office.Ž

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CHAT WITH A VETERAN A6 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Richard AlexanderTown: Leesburg Branch of service and rank: Army, 86th division, corporal, World War II Enlisted or drafted? I enlisted at 17. I just wanted to go in. I was going to be drafted anyway. I'd taken a course in high school, Army Specialty Training Program (ASTD). They were going to send me to college. We were being trained to be of“ cers. As soon as I “ nished the course, they cancelled the program and I was in the infantry. What did you do in the service? Infantry. We were training to go to the Paci“ c when the Battle of the Bulge happened, and we were sent to Europe. We closed the Belgian Bulge then went to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Czechoslovakia. We weren't supposed to be in Czechoslovakia. That was Soviet, so we backed off. After the war in Europe ended, we were sent to the Paci“ c. We were part of the build up to invade Japan. We were on a ship going to Japan when they dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, so we turned back and went to the Philippines. With all the islands, there were Japanese that didn't know the war was over. We lost men there, about 10, including some friends of mine. Why was it important? There's armored out“ ts and there's infantry, with people. People can investigate. We got into some concentration camps. We got into Dachau. We were swamped with people coming out of the camps. They said "they're killing us." One man in our unit, he spoke perfect German. There was a woman at the gate with a baby. She said to him "please take the baby." He told her "things will be all right." What is your most important memory from service? What I remember most is walking. I drew it out on a map once. It came out to 1,500 to 1,800 miles in Europe. Patton had us walk in a circle. It was 350 miles in seven days. We were instructed not to engage, just to keep walking. One day were walking along a road. There was a heavy fog. The fog lifted and there were Germans on the other side of the road, about 30, but our orders were to not engage. The fog dropped in again and we kept walking. What did you like least about service? I think not knowing where you're going. One of our of“ cers got relieved of duty. I don't think he knew where he was going either. What do you want people to understand about war? People should know it's a terrible thing and not necessary. It always ends, so why have it? When my brother in Christ, Chuck Krulak, learned in 1995 that he had just been named Commandant of the Marine Corps, he was in the boonies with his troops in a drizzling rain. Every Marine on that hilltop was wearing a government-issue field jacket that had basically the same inadequate warmth and protection as our 1950 model. Then the thought hit him: Why should these young warriors, given what our nation asks them to do, not have the same Eddie Bauer-quality field gear that an American businessman gets to wear on a weekend ski trip? Thus began an immediate, impressive ramp up on the quality of personal gear for all Armed Forces men and women, helped in part, I understand, by Congressman Joe Kennedy II and Gore-Tex's presence in his Massachusetts district. Now comes the VA with press releases about new buildings, new processes, more accountability and better access to civilian providers. Instead, like General Krulak and those field jackets, may we focus on something much simpler and impactful? Just. Answer. The. Phone. Go L.L. Bean on us, fellas! A call to their Freeport, Maine, headquarters gets a human being on the other end of the line 24-7; usually on the first ring. The long beleaguered and maligned VA could start a revolution in medical care, just by bringing back the human touch. The much needed, much appreciated, much yearned for, human touch. Communicating with the government can be cumbersome on a good day. But if your patient base is largely comprised of elderly (as in the few remaining World War II heroes and the tidal wave of Korean and Vietnam War veterans); or is dealing with PTSD; or is desperately trying to resolve an overdue medication issue ƒ then the time-consuming, confusing, overwhelming vagaries of the modern telephone tree are not helpful at all. Leveraging technology is not the panacea we think it is. Time to hire some more communications troopers at the VA. For the veterans. CHAPS' CORNER From Lt.Cdr. (CHC) Bob Haines, United States Navy (ret), Altoona: And He (Jesus) told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart." (Luke 18:1) As you go about your daily activities, remember to pause whenever possible to remember that God is with you and to rely upon Him for daily guidance an encouragement „ especially in tough times. Never give up until you are through. SAVED ROUNDS He's at it again. The Voice of LZ Lakehawk, WLBE's Ron Bisson, is putting together another golf event to benefit area veterans. The ol' Romeo Whiskey (Radio Warrior) says now is the time for local businesses to grab prime sponsorships for foursomes, holes and attendant contests (putting, longest drive, etc.). Call Ron at the station for information at 352-787-7900. „„„ Peacemakers Quilters, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Mount Dora, is still going strong. Benefactor to such militaryrelated organizations as the USO, Remembering Vets Inc., the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion and the Fisher House of Fort Gordon, Georgia, the group provides red, white and blue-themed prayer quilts to many of our young men and women of the Armed Forces who are recovering from battle wounds. For information, or to make a contribution, go to www. firstmountdora.org. Here's a LZ Lakehawk BRAVO ZULU to ace quilting NCOs Jan Allen and Peggy Smith ƒ and in memory of Jami Blemker, who started it all. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years' Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail.com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKForget the dazzle, VA needs more grunts K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver Tavares veteran Carl DePoy still ignores dont volunteer adviceBy Keith OliverCorrespondentTAVARES „ Carl DePoy, 79, could kick back and relax in Tavares' Royal Harbor community nestled on the shores of Little Lake Harris. After a career in the Navy Reserve and then pursuing a second college degree later in life to become a vocational high school teacher, he has probably earned it.But that's never been his way. "I got it from my parents," he said. "We were raised to be involved, to go that extra mile, to try to have an impact in our community."A member of the science, debate and theater clubs in High School, Carl was also active in his Boy Scout Troop in Youngstown, Ohio. "It was Scouting, specifically the radio merit badge, that got me into communications."That hobby became a life-long passion and it was the impetus for his joining the Navy Reserve. "I had my FCC amateur license by then and I read that I could enlist at pay grade E-3 and be a radioman. It was an easy decision."He counts "Chief George Capel as (my) favorite leader" because the more senior war-rior "talked me into staying in the Reserve when my first enlistment was up."Not that Carl's two years, four months initial activeduty stint was boring. He was on-scene for the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, followed almost immediately by search and rescue opera-tions for the submarine USS Thresher off the coast of Boston. Then he saw duty in the Hawaiian Islands, Saudi Arabia, London and Bahrain.DePoy and some shipmates even had a brief audience with the Pope during a liberty stop in Italy that included a visit to the Pontiff's summer home.An especially meaningful connection is his membership in The USS Sullivans Association, formed in honor of the five Sullivan brothers who were killed off Guadalcanal in 1942 when their ship, the USS Juneau, was torpedoed and sank within 20 seconds with 700 sailors aboard.The Navy commissioned The Sullivans (motto: We Stick Together) in 1943 and Carl DePoy is the Association's current national vice-president. The contemporary version of the destroyer is on patrol "some-where in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility," according to Navy public affairs. Her stateside berthing is in Mayport.DePoy has also served as president of the Royal Harbor Veterans Association, he is a Master Mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. Earlier this year, his 237 volunteer hours with Lake County's Office of Emergency Management/Amateur Radio Emergency Services earned him a volunteer service award from the County Commission.But his times with his shipmates still hold a special place in his heart „ second only to that reserved for his wife, Jayne."This was 55 years ago that I first sailed aboard The Sulli-vans," he explained, "but this is a brotherhood like no other relationship I can think of."You're with 350 men on a relatively small ship, a destroyer, but you are out at sea, you do the deckwork together, the chipping and painting, the movies, the mess decks, you really get to know each member of that crew," he said."Even now," Carl said, "when you get word that a shipmate has passed, you feel like you have lost a brother."Royal Harbor sailor is brains and heartTavares veteran Carl DePoy was on-scene for the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, followed almost immediately by search and rescue operations for the submarine USS Thresher off the coast of Boston. 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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 A7 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Do you remember the slogan, Good to the last dropŽ? It's best known for it's use by Maxwell House Coffee, which began marketing the phrase in the early 1900s. Teddy Roosevelt has been credited with saying it after having a cup at Andy Jacksons home, The Hermitage, near Nashville in 1907. But Im not convinced after reading up on the slogan's history. That said, I dont really like coffee thats "good to the last drop." Usually its cold and has dregs in it, especially when using my French Press. I also don't believe the slogan spiritually „ at least when talking about grace. Grace isnt good to the last drop. It might be necessary at times, but thats not the way the early disciples felt. Peter, in his last letter in the Bible concluded, But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.Ž Our life should be a lesson of growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord. We should be growing better, not bitter. Our love should be ever increasing, not contracting „ both for Christians and non-Christians. Our mercy should be multiplying, not fading. Do I look at myself today and see the same Rick? If so, Im not growing in grace. How can we grow in the grace of Jesus? I found a good list this week. I got it from Matt Slick, the president and founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. God uses several things, according to Matt. He uses his word. Peter wrote in his first letter, Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up I your salvation, now that you have tasted that he Lord is good.Ž It amazes me how many Christians dont get into the word daily. We need to unleash the fullness of grace that God has in store for us. Once or twice a week just doesnt cut it. Secondly, God uses trouble and experience. Matt tells us to consider it pure joy because the testing of our faith produces endurance, an ongoing theme in the Bible. Matt said our devotional life is also important as well as public worship. The Hebrews writer told us not to give up meeting together, as some were in the habit of doing. Communion is also meant to encourage us. And finally, we should enjoy the fellowship of other believers. Im talking about church service here. God has given us an ever-increasing abundance of grace to help in times of need. Like manna, which the Israelites collected six days a week and getting a double portion the day before the Sabbath, the grace I get today should be expended today. We can get a fresh batch tomorrow. So, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, to Him be the glory. Pour a fresh cup for me. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at ricoh007@aol.com.REFLECTIONSGrace isnt good to the last drop Rick ReedTODAY PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352330-4466 or go to ourchabad. org. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www.TCOMD. org. SUNDAY ROSH HASHANAH EVENING SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th Street (entrance on Center St.) in Leesburg. With Rabbi Karen Allen. Details: www. BethSholomFlorida.org or 352-326-3692. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis.com. MONDAY ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES: Children's service at 10 a.m. and morning service at 10:30 a.m. followed by Tashlich at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th Street (entrance on Center St.) in Leesburg. With Rabbi Karen Allen. Details: www.BethSholomFlorida.org or 352-326-3692. REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ridgeoutdoors.com. OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventhday Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. GRIEFSHARE CLASSES: Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15. Register at 352-308-8229. TUESDAY ROSH HASHANAH SECOND DAY SERVICE: From 10 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon at Congregation Sinai, 1200 West Broad Street in Groveland. Details: 352-243-5353, info@ congregation-sinai.org or www. congregation-sinai.org. ROSH HASHANAH SECOND DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th Street (entrance on Center St.) in Leesburg. With Rabbi Karen Allen. Details: www.BethSholomFlorida.org or 352-326-3692. LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. WEDNESDAY "NEXT SEASON OF LIFE" SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: www.stphiliplc.com. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.CALENDAROur modern society can best be described in three words: fast, immediate and instant! We speed walk, speed dial and speed date.We disdain anything that takes extra time, including the US mail, which we affec-tionately call "snail mail" (an ironic nickname, given that 150 years ago, mail delivered by horseback was called "the pony express").We even speed pray. Recently, while waiting in an inordinately long line at the DMV, I mumbled through gritted teeth, "Lord, give me patience." Almost without thinking, I then added, "And make it snappy!" It's hard to have patience in a sound bite world. That said, it is a virtue worth cultivating. We see this lesson over and over in scripture.Consider Hebrews 12:1: "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us." In short, life's a marathon, so pace yourself.Patience may be one of the best things we can do for our stamina and our health. Exhibit A: my Dad, Herb. A twentieth-century Buddha with a North Carolina accent, Herb was never in a hurry. Nothing ruffled him, and nothing phased him. His heart rate stayed the same through thick and thin (roughly seven beats per minute). Even though he lived on a diet of fried chicken, cream gravy, Frito scoops and pecan pie, Herb made it to the ripe old age of 89. Why? Because he was patient. It's like the old saying goes, "It's better to be patient, than to become one."Patience also brings per-spective. "Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger" (James 1:19). Similar advice came from a partner in my old law firm. He used to say, "always wait twenty-four hours before firing off an angry response." That suggestion has saved me from much unnecessary angst.How many times have you fired off an email or a text in a knee-jerk reaction that you regretted, or spewed out words that you wish you could take back? With the buffer of time, you might have been able to see the issue or the person differently. In the end, what's the down side of waiting to respond? If it's that big of an issue, it'll be there tomorrow.The opportunity for growth is perhaps the most important gift we receive from practicing patience. The Bible says, "Be patient, then, brothers and sisters ... See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently wait-ing for the autumn and spring rains" (James 5:7). It's too bad that we don't treat others like farmers treat their crops, enabling their growth through patient tending.Too often we get impatient with people… finishing their sentences, tuning out if they take too long to tell a story, or taking over their jobs if they don't do the work quickly enough or in the way that we want.The author Paulo Coelho tells the story of a man watch-ing a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. The man decides to help the butterfly by cutting open the cocoon to free it. What he fails to realize is that the effort required to break free from the cocoon is nature's way of strengthening the butterfly's wings. By trying to accelerate the process, the man destroys the butterfly's ability to fly.Similarly, we can clip people's wings through our own impatience. It takes time for things and people to strengthen and grow into their potential. We must have patience to allow them that room.This week, when you feel your patience waning, ask yourself: is this worth my health? In 24 hours, will my perspective change? Is this something or someone that needs extra time to develop fully?Patience is a virtue worth cultivating. Try it. Just breathe. Take a beat before you respond. Be gentle with those you love. And if all else fails, then use this simple prayer to get you started: "Lord give me patience ... and make it snappy!" A trial lawyer turned standup comedian and Baptist minister, Rev. Susan Sparks is the senior pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City and the author of Laugh Your Way to Grace. Contact her through her email at revssparks@ gmail.com, or her website, SusanSparks.com.Lord, give me patience ... and make it snappy!Its hard to have patience in a sound bite world. That said, it is a virtue worth cultivating. We see this lesson over and over in scripture. [AP FILE]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 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 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comRemember where we were Sept. 6 last year? Most were glued to TVs watching a monster storm in the Caribbean. At 2 a.m. Sept. 6, Irmas eye passes over Barbuda. By 8 a.m. it hissed over St. Martin and the eye wall walloped Anguilla. By 2 p.m. devastationŽ described the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Sept. 7, as a Category 5, Irma smashed into the Turks and Caicos with sustained winds of 175 mph. On Sept. 8, it was approaching the Bahamas, downgraded to a Category 4. Sustained winds were 160 mph. Sept. 9, it hit Cuba with 155 mph winds. On Sept. 10 at 9 a.m., she made landfall in Florida near Cudjoe Key. A wind gust of 106 mph was measured on Big Pine Key. By 5 p.m. it came back ashore near Marco Island, where a 130 mph gust was measured, as residents ran from what was predicted to be a 10-foot tidal surge. Then Irma skipped up the backbone of the peninsula, losing strength, but dishing out flooding and wind damage from the Gulf to the Atlantic. And heres what you need to understand. The officialŽ tracking data of Hurricane Irma ends Sept. 10 „ the day before she hit us. She was no longer a hurricane by then. She was onlyŽ a tropical storm when she rumbled across Lake County Meanwhile Floridians jammed interstate highways to evacuate, or huddled in homes of friends or family. So, with only the remainder of her previous force, this tropical storm, this pooped-out monster, buried parts of Lake County and its Central Florida neighbors under floodwaters and took down scores of trees, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people for days upon end. Our misery had just begun. There are all manner of lessons we learn from storms. And we hear every season, to get your ducks in a row: Flashlight batteries, extra water supplies „ you know the drill. We wont go there. We want to warn you about a hurricane that stalked the Caribbean and meandered around our state waters for 12 days. Our sustained winds here were 45 mph. Down south, they were three times stronger. With Matthew, 11 months earlier, the storm somehow took a last minute juke to the east, sparing a head-on collision with our part of Florida. The lesson here is that in 2016, it was only by a quirk of nature we werent hammered. And a simple tropical storm in 2017, with an eye collapsing half-a-state away did tens of millions in damage to our county anyway. To say weve been lucky the past two years seems implausible. But thats exactly what weve been. If another hurricane heads our way, heed the warnings and prepare. Had Matthew not zigged when it might have zagged, and had Irma held her breath for 12 hours longer, most all of us would be in different situations right now bad situations. Lots of smart people are telling us these things are getting bigger, meaner and slower. Weve seen enough to listen. And heard enough to see.OUR OPINIONWith Irma, we just got luckyMcCain funeral was used as a political sideshow It is really sad that the funeral for Senator McCain was used as a political sideshow, which truly disrespected this great man and his service to our country. The good that we take with us at the last call is the good that we did while we were here, to overshadow this good with political rhetoric to me and the men who served and died in Vietnam is truly a disgrace.Dave Hocevar, Yalaha McCain admirers aren't ignorant On the same day that you were kind enough to publish one of my Letters to the Editor ("Trump is the Bully-inChief"), you also published a Letter from one Mark Fisher ("Trump Adhered to the Law After McCain's Death"). I seldom respond to criticisms of my letters, as that is usually a losing proposition and results in nothing more than a spitting contest. But Mr. Fisher asserts that all Americans who castigated Mr. Trump for his order and his conduct regarding the half-mast of the White House flag following the death of this true American hero are "leftists." I have two simple questions for Mr. Fisher: First, are all of the congressmen and senators, from both sides of the aisle, including so many present and past governmental officials plus President George W. Bush who extolled and eulogized Sen. John S. McCain, "leftists" whose "ignorance ... is breathtaking ... as he describes it? And second, are all those other American heroes who belong to such organizations as AMVETS, the VFW, the American Legion, et al., who uniformly excoriated Pres. Trump, "leftists" whose "... ignorance ... is breathtaking?" I fear that Mr. Fisher has used a rather broad brush in insulting a vast number of Americans as "ignorant leftists." Perhaps he would like to revise his baseless assertions. He is the epitome of the old adage that, "Ignorance is, indeed, bliss." And in his case, it is truly "breathtaking".Daniel J. Andrews, The Villages Bruce Ohr ” ips on the FBI, Democrats Well here we go. Mueller's campaign to unseat our elected president has been sabotaged. Mueller and Rosenstein have to recuse themselves. Bruce Ohr has flipped and told congress that Andrew Weissman, one of Mueller's top aids, as well as all the top DOJ and FBI officials, were kept in the loop over the Steele dossier. The Steele dossier is what was used to justify the Obama administration using the FBI to not only spy on the Trump election campaign, but also to start the Russian collusion investigation by an improperly appointed special counsel (the special counsel has to investigate a crime, not look for one). According to Ohr, whose wife was employed by Fusion GPS, the company that fabricated the lies, everyone in the FBI, DOJ and CIA knew that this fabricated dossier was paid for by the DNC, Clinton campaign and the FBI. Thanks to Ohr flipping, we now have proof that the whole Russian collusion investigation was an attempt by the Democrats and the FBI to cover the misdeeds of the FBI, DOJ and the Obama/Clinton administration and over throw our duly elected President. This witch hunt that started with the premise of Russian collusion must end. This two tier justice system must end. The only collusion uncovered so far is between Hillary Clinton and Russians, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Barrack Obama, the DNC and the MSM (especially CNN). It's time to take our justice system back.James Russell, Mount DoraLETTERS TO THE EDITORBeing a first-generation college student is hard. You are building the bridge for your younger siblings as you walk over it. There are things you wish you could talk to your parents about, but you don't think they would understand. You are navigating your new normal as best you can. You are learning things about you, about the people around you and about your new community at large. From one #FirstGenGrad to another, there will be difficult days, there will be days when you feel like quitting. There will be days when you will cry or get so angry you feel like screaming or punching something. That feeling happens, and it's OK. Let me remind you of this: You are a part of a community where the goal is your success. If you feel like you are drowning, please ask for help. You know that professor or person in the office whom you connected with, the one who has been doing their best to help you, the one who you have great conversations with? Go to that person and ask them if they have a minute to talk. If you haven't found your person yet, know that you likely will eventually, but in the meantime, you should go to the university counseling office; they are there to help you be the best college student you can be. Another great way to make the best of your new normal is to get involved. Find oncampus activities you enjoy and join a group associated with that activity. If there is something you and your friends like to do, but there's no group on campus for it, look into starting your own group. Make this college experience your own. Make it fit your life „ you are paying lots of money for this. Make the best of it. My most challenging class in undergrad was chemistry. I remember the day my chem teacher called my dorm room about a homework assignment I did incorrectly. I was in my room with my roommate and some friends. We just got back from dinner in the dining hall when my room phone rang. (This was before everyone had a cell phone, each student had a land line with a four digit room extension.) I answered the telephone and was surprised to hear my professor's voice on the other end. He realized I was trying, and he realized I was struggling, and he wanted to help me because he saw me trying to help myself. To this day, I am thankful, and I will never forget him „ thank you Professor Tsang. I also remember Professor Stephens, who stood on the football field as we marched down to our seats for our commencement ceremony. Her face was wet from tears, her make-up was running, and she was smiling from ear to ear; she greeted each of us with hugs as she said, "my babies." I will always remember that moment. First generation college student, know that this journey you chose to embark on „ this journey you worked so hard to get to „ cannot be accomplished alone. Allow yourself to find your Professor Tsang and your Professor Stephens. Find that classmate who will share their notes with you if you miss a day and help you with the classes they understand but you struggle with. Be that person who will share your notes and help others. Find your place in your new home and make it the best experience you've ever had. Ask questions. If you need to, reach back and speak with your favorite teachers from high school (shout out to my Achievement Academy and Green Street Academy scholars). If you need help, please ask us. We are your village. We are here for you, and we will do anything we can to help you succeed. Melisa M. Hypolite is a college access advisor and founder and CEO of the Ready Initiative; her email is mhypolite@readyinitiative.org.ANOTHER OPINIONIt takes a village to raise a rst-generation college gradBoats and docks were piled on one another at the Tavares Seaplane Base docks during Hurricane Irma on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Tavares. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL]

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A10 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Florence expected to impact surf, tides this weekendBy Dinah Voyles Pulver GateHouse MediaA map of the tropical storm activity stretching across the Atlantic Ocean looks a little like someone suddenly opened a floodgate, with a series of four storms strung out across the sea between the United States and Africa. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are jug-gling predictions for Tropical Storm Florence, two tropical depressions and another low-pressure area that popped up Friday between the U.S. and Tropical Storm Florence. At least two of those storms have the Hurricane Center and emergency management officials along the U.S. East Coast warning residents to put their hurricane prepara-tions into gear, if they haven't already.A more pressing concern will be potential flooding along Florida's east coast, the National Weather Service said. T he combination of an onshore wind flow and a new moon will contribute to a rise in water levels in the Intracoastal Waterway and along the Atlantic Coast and could lead to minor flooding during high tides tides in low-lying areas of Flagler and St. Johns counties.Swells from Florence are forecast to begin reaching beaches all along the U.S. East Coast this weekend, generat-ing life-threatening surf and rip currents, with rough surf and large breaking waves possible by the middle of next week.Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday after its winds fell to 65 mph as the storm moved westward about 800 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. However, Florence is forecast to begin restrengthening as conditions become more favorable for it to gain the vertical structure that creates powerful hurricanes. Wind shear is forecast to decrease and the storm will be moving over warmer ocean water."This is a classic recipe for a quick intensification trend, and Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by days 4 and 5," wrote Robbie Berg, a specialist with the Hurricane Center in a Friday afternoon forecast discussion. Long-term forecasts indicate the hurricane could have winds of 130 mph by Tuesday.Just where the storm will head is still uncertain, but computer models used by the center's specialists to forecast track indicated a U.S. landfall looked increasingly likely. Florence is expected to begin a turn toward the west-northwest. The Center shifted its track southwest-ward Friday."The risk of other direct impacts associated with Flor-ence along the U.S. East Coast next week has increased," the Center stated in its key mes-sages. Large uncertainty in model forecasts make it too soon to determine the location, magnitude and timing of the storm's impacts next week. "Interests near and along the U.S. East Coast should monitor the progress of Florence through the weekend and ensure they have their hurricane plans in place."Tropical Depression Eight moved off the African coast Friday and was expected to become a tropical storm at any moment. On Friday afternoon it was moving westward about 405 miles east-southeast of the south-ernmost Cabo Verde Islands, where it had triggered tropi-cal storm warnings.Tropical Depression Nine was moving westward about 700 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It had a well-defined structure, but wasn't quite organized enough on Friday evening to be classified as a tropical storm, the Hurricane Center said. That's expected to happen sometime over the next couple of days. Long-term models for that one also make it one to watch, sending it across the Atlantic and into the Caribbean. On Friday, it was nearly station-ary about 1,755 miles east of the Windward Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.The next two names up in the storm rotation are Helene and Isaac.The low-pressure trough due east of Georgia and the Carolinas was producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. The system is expected to move little over the next few days and has a low chance of becom-ing a tropical storm, but could influence the movement of Tropical Storm Florence.Given the storms moving westward, local emergency officials have advised residents to check their disaster supply kits and be sure home and business emergency plans are in place.Storms lining up in the Atlantic

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By Mark LongThe Associated PressGAINESVILLE „ The last time Dan Mullen was on the sidelines for a KentuckyFlorida game, it wasnt the most one-sided series in college football. It was second.Now, a decade later, Mullen has rejoined the Gators with The StreakŽ on the verge of moving another step closer to NCAA history.No. 25 Florida (1-0) is seeking its 32nd consecutive victory against Kentucky (1-0) when the teams open Southeastern Conference play in the Swamp today. Its the longest active streak in an uninterrupted series and the fourth-longest in NCAA history.Its 31, right? Itll be 32 after Saturday,Ž Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said confidently.If Florida wins, the streak would be tied for third-longest DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comTodayWho: Kentucky (1-0) vs. No. 25 Florida (1-0) When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium, Gainesville TV: SEC NetworkUF tries to extend 31-game streak vs KentuckyFlorida head coach Dan Mullen, center, runs onto the “ eld with his players before a game against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1 in Gainesville. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. „ Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk had an easy time deciding on three of his four picks for the Ryder Cup.Xander Schauffele is making the last one a little more difficult.Schauffele nearly holed a wedge on his second hole, rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt in the middle of his round Friday and wound up with a 6-under 64 in the BMW Championship for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead over Justin Rose.Im sort of in a posi-tion where I feel like a win is the only way Id even be in consideration,Ž Schauffele said.He also made it more difficult on Woods, who again goes into a weekend have to catch up to the leaders.One day after he opened with a 62 „ his lowest score since his last victory more than five years ago „ Woods went eight holes before his first birdie and didnt make many after that. He finished with two straight bogeys for a 70 that left him five shots behind in a tie for 12th.Very simple. I didnt make any putts,Ž Woods said. I hit a lot of beauti-ful putts that were on the top of the edge, and then obviously hit a couple bad ones on the last hole, but looked like all the putts were going to in. But they didnt go in today.ŽSchauffele was at 13-under 127 and will be paired in the third round Saturday with a familiar figure in Philadelphia. Rose, who played bogey-free for a 64, won the AT&T National at Aron-imink in 2010, and he captured his only major at nearby Merion in the 2013 U.S. Open.Cheese steaks, I guess,Ž Rose said. I played well. The crowd latched onto it, for sure. I get good support around here. Its nice when theyre reminding you all the time that its your town, as well. Its nice to have the added bit of enthusiasm from the crowd.ŽAronimink was even softer than the opening round from a burst of rain overnight. Starting times were moved up four hours because of a forecast for more rain. The trick Friday, when the average score was 67.33, was to avoid wedges that spun too much to back pin positions.Schau ele leads at BMW See BMW, B5 Bulldogs roll up 359 yards of o ense in moving to 2-1By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comUMATILLA … For the Tava-res High School football team, Friday was another step in the right direction.For Umatilla, it was a disappointment.Javaris McMillian ran for 144 yards and scored three touchdowns to power a bruis-ing Tavares running game and lead the Bulldogs to a 37-0 win over Umatilla.The win marked Tavares second straight victory after dropping its season opener against The Villages. A man-datory running clock was used beginning at the five minute, 40 second mark of the third quarter.It was Umatillas third con-secutive loss with a running clock to start the season.One of the hallmarks about these kids is that they never quit and I think that was the case tonight,Ž said Tavares coach Scott Armatti. Even when we began to pull away in the second quarter, our kids continued to play hard. And they did that until the game was over and they played with a lot of pride.This was the reward for 40 Tavares routs Umatilla Tavares Brian Davis (18) stiff-arms a defender as he sprints around the end for a gain in Tavares shutout win Friday night. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Tavares Chris Thompson uncorks a pass during Fridays matchup between Umatilla High School and Tavares High School in Umatilla. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See TAVARES, B3 See GATORS, B5Wildcats squeak out 20-14 come-frombehind win over Mount Dora ChristianBy Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … It had been a rough start to the season for a Wildwood team that thought it had turned the corner on the road back to prominence after posting an undefeated regular season a year ago. The year opened with two straight losses and featured a coaching change in between the losses. But on Friday night, the Wildcats showed they still have plenty of fight in them, rallying past Mount Dora Christian Academy in the second half for a 20-14 vic-tory at Tom Jett Field. Its been a tumultuous month, but it feels good to finally get a W,Ž Wildwood interim head coach JB Bynum said. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing the smiles on our kids faces after a win. They showed a lot of fight and resiliency tonight. They fought back and scratched out a win.Ž Wildwood (1-2) scored the winning touchdown on a play where MDCA (0-3) was trying to punt from its own 8-yard line with the score tied at 14-14. The Bulldogs punter ended up running into one of his own blockers and the ball came loose, with Wildwoods Todney Woolfolk falling on the ball in the end zone. Wildwood was hit with an unsportsmanlike con-duct penalty following a wild celebration and missed the 2-point conversion attempt from the 18 to make it 20-14 with 2:31 left. Wildwoods defense then stuffed MDCAs offense as it had throughout the second half, forcing an incomplete pass on fourth-and-6 and the Bulldogs never got the ball back again. We did have a lot of self-inflicted mistakes and thats on me,Ž MDCA coach Kolby Tackett said. We were just tired at the end. Im incredibly proud of these guys. Wildwoods a good team. Im getting sick of coming up on this end of things. But next week we start conference play and well get it fixed. Starting Monday we have new life.Ž Wildwood quarterback Oscene Mikell hit 13 of 28 Wildwood notches rst winSee WILDWOOD, B3

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B2 Saturday, September 8, 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 TVAUTO RACING 10:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard, practice, at Indianapolis 11:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Lilly Diabetes 250, qualifying, at Indianapolis 1:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard, “ nal practice, at Indianapolis 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Lilly Diabetes 250, at Indianapolis 6 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard, qualifying, at Indianapolis BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Exhibition, Womens national teams, United States vs. Canada, at Bridgeport, Conn. BOXING 9 p.m. SHO „ Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter, for the vacant WBC World welterweight title; Yordenis Ugas vs. Cesar Barrionuevo, welterweights, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 9:45 p.m. HBO „ Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Felipe Orucuta, junior bantamweights; Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte, for the vacant WBO junior bantamweight title; Kazuto Ioka vs. McWilliams Arroyo, junior bantamweights, at Inglewood, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC or ESPN2 „ Regional coverage, Georgia Tech at USF ABC or ESPN2 „ Regional coverage, Arizona at Houston BTN „ New Mexico at Wisconsin CBSSN „ Liberty at Army ESPN „ Mississippi St. at Kansas St. ESPNU „ Duke at Northwestern FS1 „ W. Michigan at Michigan SEC „ Nevada at Vanderbilt 1 p.m. FOX „ UCLA at Oklahoma 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Colorado at Nebraska BTN „ Rutgers at Ohio St. CBS „ Georgia at South Carolina CBSSN „ Memphis at Navy NBC „ Ball St. at Notre Dame ESPN2 „ Arkansas St. at Alabama ESPNU „ North Carolina at East Carolina 4 p.m. FSN „ Lamar at Texas Tech SEC „ E. Tennessee St. at Tennessee 5 p.m. FOX „ Iowa St. at Iowa 7 p.m. ESPN „ Clemson at Texas A&M ESPN2 „ SE Louisiana at LSU ESPNU „ Wyoming at Missouri 7:30 p.m. BTN „ Virginia at Indiana BTN „ W. Illinois at Illinois CBSSN „ Arkansas at Colorado St. ESPNEWS „ Utah at N. Illinois FS1 „ Fresno St. at Minnesota SEC „ Kentucky at Florida 8 p.m. ABC „ Penn St. at Pittsburgh FSN „ S. Alabama at Oklahoma St. 8:30 p.m. FOX „ Southern Cal at Stanford 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 „ California at BYU ESPNU „ UConn at Boise St. 10:45 p.m. ESPN „ Michigan St. at Arizona St. GOLF 6:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Omega European Masters, third round, at Crans Montana, Switzerland Noon NBC „ PGA Tour, BMW Championship, third round, at Newtown Square, Pa. 3:30 p.m. GOLFPGA Tour, BMW Championship, third round, at Newtown Square, Pa. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Miami at Pittsburgh 4 p.m. FS1 „ Houston at Boston 6 p.m. SUN „ Baltimore at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at Washington OR San Francisco at Milwaukee 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Seattle OR Atlanta at Arizona (games joined in progress) MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8 p.m. FX UFC 228, prelims, at Dallas RUGBY Midnight (Sunday) NBCSN „ English Premiership, Wasps vs. Exeter (same-day tape) SOCCER 8:50 a.m. ESPNEWS „ UEFA Nations League, Northern Ireland vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, at Belfast, Northern Ireland SURFING 2 p.m. CBS „ WSL Surf Ranch Pro, at Lemoore, Calif. TENNIS 4 p.m. ESPN „ U.S. Open, womens championship, at New York SPORTS BRIEFSCHICAGOTeammates shocked by Schmidts suspensionMarc-Andre Fleury was surprised and T.J. Oshie said he was shocked to see Nate Schmidt suspended 20 games for violating the NHLs performance-enhancing drug policy. Current and former teammates expressed degrees of disbelief about the suspension this week after the NHL announced the Vegas Golden Knights defensemans punishment on Sunday. PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 18 12 Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 12 18 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Thursdays GamePhiladelphia 18, Atlanta 12Sundays GamesBuffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.Mondays GamesNew York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.WEEK 2 Thursday, Sept. 13Baltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 16Philadelphia 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. 17Seattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.LATE THURSDAY EAGLES 18, FALCONS 12ATLANTA 3 3 0 6 „ 12 PHILADELPHIA 0 3 7 8 „ 18 First Quarter Atl„FG Bryant 21, 5:01. Second Quarter Phi„FG Elliott 26, 6:09. Atl„FG Bryant 52, 2:08. Third Quarter Phi„Ajayi 1 run (Elliott kick), 4:37. Fourth Quarter Atl„Coleman 9 run (kick failed), 9:48. Phi„Ajayi 11 run (Ajayi run), 2:19. A„69,696. ATL PHI First downs 16 18 Total Net Yards 299 232 Rushes-yards 18-74 27-113 Passing 225 119 Punt Returns 2-11 4-29 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-43 Interceptions Ret. 1-20 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-43-1 20-35-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-26 2-13 Punts 6-47.7 6-52.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 15-135 11-101 Time of Possession 27:50 32:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„Atlanta, Freeman 6-36, Coleman 9-19, J.Jones 1-11, Ryan 2-8. Philadelphia, Ajayi 15-62, Clement 5-26, Agholor 1-16, Sproles 5-10, Foles 1-(minus 1). PASSING„Atlanta, Ryan 21-43-1-251. Philadelphia, Foles 19-34-1-117, Agholor 1-1-0-15. RECEIVING„Atlanta, J.Jones 10-169, Sanu 4-18, Hooper 3-24, Freeman 3-14, Coleman 1-26. Philadelphia, Agholor 8-33, Ertz 5-48, Sproles 4-22, Foles 1-15, Carter 1-10, Goedert 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS„None.NFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation):SundayBUFFALO at BALTIMORE „ BILLS: OUT: WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Julian Stanford (nose). RAVENS: OUT: DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), LB Kenny Young (knee). CINCINNATI at INDIANAPOLIS „ BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: WR Cody Core (back). COLTS: OUT: T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist). QUESTIONABLE: T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring). DALLAS at CAROLINA „ COWBOYS: OUT: C Travis Frederick (illness), DE Datone Jones (knee), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chidobe Awuzie (back), S Kavon Frazier (shoulder). PANTHERS: OUT: WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness). QUESTIONABLE: TE Chris Manhertz (foot), G Amini Silatolu (knee), T Daryl Williams (knee). HOUSTON at NEW ENGLAND „ TEXANS: OUT: CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). QUESTIONABLE: WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), LB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring). PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: T Marcus Cannon (calf), S Nate Ebner (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee). JACKSONVILLE at N.Y. GIANTS „ JAGUARS: No Players Listed. GIANTS: OUT: LB Tae Davis (hamstring), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle). KANSAS CITY at L.A. CHARGERS „ CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel). CHARGERS: OUT: DE Joey Bosa (foot). PITTSBURGH at CLEVELAND „ STEELERS: OUT: TE Vance McDonald (foot). BROWNS: OUT: CB E.J. Gaines (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB James Burgess (concussion). SAN FRANCISCO at MINNESOTA „ 49ERS: OUT: T Erik Magnuson (hamstring), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring). VIKINGS: OUT: T Aviante Collins (elbow), C Pat El” ein (ankle, shoulder), RB Roc Thomas (ankle). DOUBTFUL: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Xavier Rhodes (hamstring). SEATTLE at DENVER „ SEAHAWKS: OUT: G D.J. Fluker (hamstring), LB K.J. Wright (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Dontae Johnson (hip). BRONCOS: No Players Listed. TAMPA BAY at NEW ORLEANS „ BUCCANEERS: OUT: DT Vita Vea (calf). DOUBTFUL: CB Brent Grimes (groin), CB DeVante Harris (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: T Donovan Smith (knee). SAINTS: QUESTIONABLE: G Jermon Bushrod (not injury related), T Andrus Peat (quadricep). TENNESSEE at MIAMI „ TITANS: OUT: T Jack Conklin (knee), LB Rashaan Evans (hamstring), LB Harold Landry (ankle), S Kendrick Lewis (foot). DOLPHINS: DOUBTFUL: WR DeVante Parker (“ nger). WASHINGTON at ARIZONA „ REDSKINS: OUT: WR Maurice Harris (concussion). CARDINALS: OUT: DE Markus Golden (knee). QUESTIONABLE: TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles), RB T.J. Logan (ankle), DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot), DT Olsen Pierre (toe). CHICAGO at GREEN BAY „ BEARS: OUT: S DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm, back). DOUBTFUL: TE Daniel Brown (shoulder). PACKERS: OUT: S Josh Jones (ankle).MondayN.Y. JETS at DETROIT „ JETS: DNP: LB Josh Martin (concussion), S Marcus Maye (foot). LIMITED: y LB Jeremiah Attaochu (calf), WR Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), LB Avery Williamson (hamstring). FULL: T Kelvin Beachum (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb), C Spencer Long (knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (hand), G Brian Winters (back). LIONS: DNP: DT Ricky Jean Francois (illness). LIMITED: T Andrew Donnal (knee). L.A. RAMS at OAKLAND „ RAMS: Practice Not Complete. RAIDERS: DNP: Friday RB DeAndre Washington (knee). LIMITED: RB Marshawn Lynch (groin), G Kelechi Osemele (back), DT Brian Price (hamstring). FULL: CB Nick Nelson (hamstring), LB Tahir Whitehead (ankle). GOLF PGA TOURBMW CHAMPIONSHIPFridays leaders at Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,267; Par: 70 (35-35) SECOND ROUND Xander Schauffele 63-64„127 Justin Rose 66-63„129 Keegan Bradley 66-64„130 Alex Noren 64-66„130 Rickie Fowler 65-65„130 Hideki Matsuyama 66-64„130 Rory McIlroy 62-69„131 Justin Thomas 64-67„131 Jason Day 67-64„131 Billy Horschel 64-67„131 Charles Howell III 68-63„131 Kevin Na 70-62„132 Tony Finau 68-64„132 Aaron Wise 65-67„132 Byeong Hun An 65-67„132 Ted Potter, Jr. 68-64„132 Tiger Woods 62-70„132 Ryan Armour 65-67„132 Gary Woodland 66-66„132 Webb Simpson 66-67„133 Andrew Putnam 67-66„133 Tommy Fleetwood 71-62„133 Francesco Molinari 70-63„133 C.T. Pan 67-67„134 Beau Hossler 67-67„134 Scott Piercy 70-64„134 Patrick Reed 69-65„134 Peter Uihlein 64-70„134 Keith Mitchell 67-67„134 Jason Kokrak 69-65„134 Jon Rahm 66-69„135 Henrik Stenson 66-69„135 J.J. Spaun 67-68„135 Luke List 70-66„136 Patrick Cantlay 71-65„136 Bubba Watson 71-65„136 Zach Johnson 68-68„136 Brooks Koepka 69-68„137 Kyle Stanley 67-70„137 Paul Casey 69-68„137 Tyrrell Hatton 69-68„137 Bryson DeChambeau 67-70„137 Emiliano Grillo 67-70„137 Chris Kirk 69-68„137 Brian Gay 66-71„137 Abraham Ancer 69-68„137 Brice Garnett 70-67„137 Austin Cook 71-67„138 Rafa Cabrera Bello 70-68„138 Andrew Landry 68-70„138 Chesson Hadley 69-69„138 Chez Reavie 68-70„138 Adam Hadwin 69-69„138 Jordan Spieth 67-71„138 Ian Poulter 68-70„138 Dustin Johnson 70-68„138 Kevin Kisner 72-67„139 Pat Perez 69-70„139 Si Woo Kim 71-68„139 Patton Kizzire 68-71„139 Ryan Palmer 70-69„139 Brandt Snedeker 71-69„140 Marc Leishman 74-66„140 Brian Harman 69-72„141 Louis Oosthuizen 73-68„141 Adam Scott 74-68„142 Cameron Smith 71-71„142 Brendan Steele 74-69„143 Phil Mickelson 73-72„145EUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN MASTERSFridays leaders at Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland; Purse: $2.91 million. Yardage: 6,848; Par: 70 SECOND ROUND Hideto Tanihara, Japan 65-66„131 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 69-64„133 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 68-65„133 Doug Ghim, United States 68-65„133 Haydn Porteous, South Africa 69-65„134 Danny Willet, England 68-66„134 Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France 68-66„134 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 68-66„134 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 68-67„135 SSP Chawrasia, India 69-66„135 Nacho Elvira, Spain 66-69„135 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 65-70„135 Alexander Levy, France 67-68„135 Maximilian Kiefer, Germany 64-71„135 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-69„136 Romain Wattel, France 69-67„136 Matthew Southgate, England 69-67„136 Chase Kopeka, United States 71-65„136 Daniel Brooks, England 69-67„136 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 67-69„136 David Drysdale, Scotland 66-70„136 Richard Sterne, South Africa 69-67„136 Julien Guerrier, France 65-71„136 ALSO David Lipsky, United States 68-70„138 MISSED CUT Daniel Im, United States 72-78„150 John Daly, United States 77-75„152WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPFriday at Carton House, Dublin, Ireland m-Montgomerie Course: 7,179 yards, par-72 o-OMeara Course: 7,070 yards, par-73THIRD ROUND1. New Zealand (NZL)„139o-131m134m„404 (-30) Denzel Ieremia 70-66-65„201 Daniel Hillier 69-65-69„203 Kerry Mountcastle 73-76-70„219 2. Spain (ESP)„140o-133m-134m„407 (-27) Alejandro Del Rey 70-64-68„202 Angel Hidalgo 73-69-66„208 Victor Pastor 70-75-71„216 2. Thailand (THA)„140o-131m-136m„407 (-27) Sadom Kaewkanjana 66-65-75„206 Witchayanon Chothirunrungrueng 75-66-65„206 Kosuke Hamamoto 74-71-71„216 2. United States (USA)„140m-133o134m„407 (-27) Collin Morikawa 72-66-66„204 Justin Suh 69-67-68„204 Cole Hammer 71-71-72„214 5. Denmark (DEN)„132m-139o-137m„408 (-26) John Axelsen 64-69-74„207 Nicolai Hojgaard 71-70-67„208 Rasmus Hojgaard 68-70-70„208 5. Italy (ITA)„141m-133o-134m„408 (-26) Lorenzo Filippo Scalise 68-69-68„205 Stefano Mazzoli 79-64-66„209 Giovanni Manzoni 73-77-73„223 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 8 6 48 50 37 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 New England 8 10 9 33 40 42 D.C. United 8 11 6 30 42 43 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 tieWednesdays Game New England 1, New York City FC 0Today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.Wednesday, Sept. 12Minnesota United at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 15Atlanta United FC at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 10 p.m. New England at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 16New York Red Bulls at D.C. United, 1 p.m. Orlando City at Chicago, 5 p.m. NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA x-North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 x-Seattle 11 4 8 41 26 16 x-Portland 11 6 6 39 37 27 x-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. 4Chicago 5, Sky Blue FC 0Fridays GameSeattle at Portland, lateTodays GamesOrlando at Sky Blue FC, noon Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Houston at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m.PLAYOFFS Semi“ nalsSunday, Sept. 16: TBD at North Carolina, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16: TBD at TBD, TBAChampionshipSaturday, Sept. 22: TBD vs. TBD at Portland, 4:30 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 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 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.BRAZIL 2, US 0At East Rutherford, N.J.BRAZIL 2 0 „ 2 UNITED STATES 0 0 „ 0First half„1, Brazil, Firmino (Costa), 11th minute. 2, Brazil, Neymar, penalty kick, 44th minute. Second half„None. Yellow cards„None. Red cards„None. Referee„Fernando Guerrero, Mexico. Linesmen„ Alberto Morin, Mexico; Andres Hernandez Delgado, Mexico. A„32,469.LineupsBrazil„Alisson; Fabinho, Thiago Silva (Dede, 80th), Marquinhos, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Fred (Arthur, 60th), Phillipe Coutinho (Lucas Paqueta, 71st); Douglas Costa (Willian, 60th), Neymar (Everton, 80th), Roberto Firmino (Richarlison, 75th) United States„Zack Steffen; DeAndre Yedlin, Matt Miazga, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Tyler Adams, Wil Trapp (Mark Delgado, 83rd), Weston McKennie (Christian Roldan, 83rd); Paul Arriola (Kellyn Acosta, 55th), Julian Green (Tim Weah, 55th); Bobby Wood (Gyasi Zardes, 69th). ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -144 Miami +134 at Cincinnati -130 San Diego +120 at Washington -140 Chicago +130 at Milwaukee -184 San Francisco +169 at New York -155 Philadelphia +145 at Arizona -122 Atlanta +112 Los Angeles -130 at Colorado +120American Leagueat Boston -110 Houston +100 at Oakland -170 Texas +158 Cleveland -135 at Toronto +125 at Tampa Bay Off Baltimore Off at Minnesota -185 Kansas City +170 at Chicago Off Los Angeles Off at Seattle -119 New York +109InterleagueSt. Louis -160 at Detroit +150COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Army 10 8 58 Liberty UAB 9 9 55 at Ctl Carolina Georgia Tech Pk 3 61 at S. Florida at Michigan 27 27 56 W. Michigan App State 14 13 48 at Charlotte at Purdue 12 16 52 E. Michigan at Wisconsin 33 34 60 New Mexico at FAU 8 9 65 Air Force at Old Dominion +1 2 51 FIU at Northwestern 3 2 47 Duke Mississippi State 3 7 54 at Kan. State at Houston 3 3 71 Arizona at Vanderbilt 8 10 61 Nevada at NC State 23 24 57 Georgia State at Oklahoma 25 30 64 UCLA at Utah State 16 23 61 NMSU at Cent. Michigan 4 4 49 Kansas at UNLV 22 23 54 UTEP Memphis 4 6 68 at Navy North Carolina 10 16 60 at E. Carolina at Ohio State 31 34 62 Rutgers at Temple 6 4 51 Buffalo Georgia 9 10 56 at S. Carolina Baylor 9 16 51 at UTSA at Alabama 35 36 66 Ark. State at Nebraska 3 3 64 Colorado at Southern Miss 9 5 67 La.-Monroe at Notre Dame 39 34 61 Ball State at Iowa 3 3 47 Iowa State Maryland 14 16 65 at Bwlng Grn at Ga. Southern 2 1 61 UMass Clemson 13 12 52 at Texas A&M at Missouri 15 19 52 Wyoming at Indiana 7 5 50 Virginia at Florida 13 13 51 Kentucky Utah 7 10 48 at N. Illinois at Minnesota 1 Pk 47 Fresno State Arkansas 6 14 70 at Colo. State Miami (Ohio) 2 PK 49 Cincinnati at Texas 21 22 61 Tulsa at Okla. State 33 32 63 S. Alabama Penn State 9 7 55 at Pittsburgh at Stanford 4 6 55 Southern Cal at BYU 1 3 46 California at Boise State 32 31 63 UConn Michigan State 5 5 54 at Ariz. State at Wash. State 36 33 65 SJSU at Hawaii 14 17 70 RiceNFL SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Pittsburgh 6 4 41 at Cleveland at Minnesota 5 6 46 San Francisco at Indianapolis 1 2 48 Cincinnati at Baltimore 3 7 40 Buffalo Jacksonville 3 3 42 at NY Giants at New Orleans 7 9 49 Tampa Bay at New England 6 6 50 Houston Tennessee 1 1 45 at Miami at LA Chargers 3 3 48 Kansas City at Denver 1 3 43 Seattle at Carolina 2 2 42 Dallas at Arizona Pk 1 43 Washington at Green Bay 8 7 47 ChicagoMondayat Detroit 6 6 45 NY Jets LA Rams 1 4 49 at OaklandUpdated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Selected the contract of INF Corban Joseph from Bowie (EL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Recalled LHP Williams Jerez from Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Reinstated SS Didi Gregorius from the 10-day DL.National LeagueLOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Reinstated RHP Ross Stripling from the 10-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 10-day DL.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Released LHP Anthony Pacillo.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated OF Robert Garcia and C Wagner Gomez. Placed INFs Dan Lyons and Jordany Valdespin on the inactive list.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Signed G R.J. Hunter.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCHICAGO BEARS „ Agreed to terms with NT Eddie Goldman on a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Released WR Damoreea Stringfellow from the practice squad.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Released QB Alex Ross.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Signed RW Drew Stafford to a professional tryout agreement.SOCCERMajor League SoccerDC UNITED „ Acquired $75,000 in general allocation money from the New York for the rights M Jean-Christophe Kof“ Claimed D Kevin Ellis off waivers from Chicago. Placed D Taylor Kemp on the season ending injury list. NEW YORK RED BULLS „ Signed M JeanChristophe Kof“ to an MLS homegrown contract, effective Jan. 1, 2019United States LeagueNEW YORK RED BULLS II „ Signed M JeanChristophe Kof“ for the remainder of the 2018 season.COLLEGESCAMPBELL „ Named Tyler Shewmaker assistant baseball coach. Named Ryan Bertram director of baseball operations. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN „ Named George Schaefer associate head baseball coach. CHOWAN „ Named Nicolette Dungee womens lacrosse coach. CLEMSON „ Named Ted Nargorsen rowing assitant coach and recruiting coordinator. Named Katie Muench rowing assistant coach. LEHIGH „ Promoted Billy Dunn to director of mens basketball operations and enrichment. Named Greg Tarca mens basketball video coordinator. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE „ Named Monica Mesalles Nassi womens gymnastics coach. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP BIG MACHINE VODKA 400 AT THE BRICKYARDSite: Indianapolis. Schedule: Today, practice, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 6:15 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps. Last year: Kasey Kahne won at the Brickyard, his only victory since 2014. Last race: Brad Keselowski broke through with his “ rst win of 2018. Hes won at least once every season since 2010. Next race: South Point 400, Sept. 16, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY LILLY DIABETES 250Site: Indianapolis. Schedule: Today, qualifying, 11:45 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 6:15 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps. Last year: William Byron picked up one of four series victories on his way to the championship. Last race: Keselowski made it a sweep at Darlington. Next race: DC Solar 300, Sept. 15, Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast race: Justin Haley won the playoff opener in Canada. Next race: World of Westgate 200, Sept. 16, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: www.nascar.comVERIZON INDYCARLast race: Takuma Sato won in Portland, and Scott Dixon survived a “ rst-lap crash. Dixon is up 29 points on Alexander Rossi with once race left. Next race: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 16, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California. Online: www.indycar.comFORMULA ONELast race: Lewis Hamilton took “ rst in Italy, making in three wins out of four. Next race: Singapore Grand Prix, Sept. 16, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore. Online: www.formula1.comNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGLast week: Terry McMillen led the way in Top Fuel in Indianapolis. Next race: Dodge Nationals, Sept. 16, Maple Grove Raceway, Lane Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Online: www.nhra.com PRO BASKETBALL WNBA PLAYOFFSAll times Eastern FINALS (Best-of-5) (x-if necessary)Friday: Washington at Seattle, late Sunday: Washington at Seattle, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 12: Seattle at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Friday, Sept. 14: Seattle at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 16: Washington at Seattle, 8 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURU.S. OPENFriday s results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Semi“ nalJuan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, def. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-2, retired. Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, def. Kei Nishikori (21), Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.Mens Doubles FinalMike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (3), United States, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (7), Brazil, 6-3, 6-1.THURSDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Semi“ nals Serena Williams (17), United States, def. Anastasija Sevastova (19), Latvia, 6-3, 6-0.Naomi Osaka (20), Japan, def. Madison Keys (14), United States, 6-2, 6-4.Mens Doubles Semi“ nals Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (7), Brazil, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia and Radu Albot, Moldova, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3. Mike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (3), United States, def. Robert Farah, Colombia and Juan Sebastian Cabal (5), Colombia, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-4.Womens Doubles Semi“ nals Coco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, def. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (1), Czech Republic, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (2), Hungary, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia and Shuai Zhang, China, 6-4, 7-6 (4).U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESToday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumBethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Jamie Murray, Britain, vs. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Alicja Rosolska, Poland Serena Williams (17), United States, vs. Naomi Osaka (20), Japan

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 B3By Michael MarotThe Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS „ Elliott Sadler wants NASCAR to roll the dice.Or at least, he figures, a few betting windows can be added to race tracks across America.Amid sagging television ratings, dwindling attendance and longtime sponsors pulling out of the series, the former Cup driver and current Xfinity Series contender thinks NASCAR should embrace race-day gambling.I think attendance would double tomorrow,Ž he said Friday at Indianap-olis, site of this weekends Brickyard 400. I told them they should get an 18-wheeler and take it track to track. That would be my No. 1 suggestion.ŽNASCAR will give the idea an initial whirl in four weeks at Dover, Delaware.While many state governments seek new revenue sources and many leagues find themselves rethinking policies after a Supreme Court decision in May opened the door to legalizing sports wagering everywhere, its a novel and complicated concept for a sport so deeply-rooted in the Bible Belt.As states consider, legalize, regulate and offer sports betting, those licensed to offer sports betting may differ,Ž Amer-ican Gaming Association spokesman Casey M. Clark said in a statement to The Associated Press. In Dela-wares case, the track is on the property of a licensed casino that offers legalized sports wagering. For others to follow suit, their state laws and regulations would have to allow for it either in proximity to a licensed operator, like they do at Dover, or in statute that enables tracks to offer wagering.ŽCurrently, sports wager-ing is not legal in Indiana.Its unclear whether there would ever be enough support in the state legis-lature to pass. Even if new laws were adopted, Cup officials and race organiz-ers would also likely have to consent.Any step along the way could become the pitfall.If the state legislature ever thought that was something that could work, I think the technical rights holder of this event is NASCAR,Ž Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles said as rain saturated the historic 2.5-mile oval Friday afternoon. Sadler encourages NASCAR to make big bet on gamblingBy Howard FendrichThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called a bad movement.Ž It was a familiar pain, one that hes dealt with off-and-on for years.The defending champion looked up at his guest box and indicated something was wrong. He tried to continue. Eventually, he could not.Nadal stopped playing after dropping the opening two sets Friday night, putting Juan Martin del Potro back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since winning the 2009 title at Flushing Meadows.That was not a tennis match at the end. Just one player playing, the other stay-ing on one side of the court,Ž Nadal said. I hate to retire, but staying one more set out there, playing like this, would be too much for me.ŽDel Potro was leading 7-6 (3), 6-2 after two hours of play when Nadal shook his head and said he had to stop.Of course, its not the best way to win a match,Ž said del Potro, who hugged Nadal when it was over. I dont like to see him suffering on court today. So Im sad for him.ŽThe No. 1-seeded Nadal has a history of tendinitis in his knees, and hes often cited that when withdrawing from tournaments. He was visited by a trainer at the changeover after the matchs seventh game and tape was applied below the joint.At the next changeover, though, Nadal pulled off the tape.After the third game of the second set, he had a medical timeout so the trainer could massage his right leg and once again apply tape.But Nadals movement was clearly limited and by the end he was walking with a bit of a hitch in his gait between points. At one juncture, he approached the chair umpire to complain about a late call from a line judge and men-tioned in passing that he was going to have to quit. Soon enough, he did just that.Nadal said he didnt know what kind of effects might have been lingering from his quarterfinal victory over Dominic Thiem, which lasted five sets and nearly five hours. But he had some knee issue earlier in the tournament, when he had it taped during his win against Karen Khacha-nov in the third round. For del Potro, it was an odd way to return to an important summit. Nine years ago, he stunned Nadal in the semifinals, then Roger Federer in the final, to win the U.S. Open at age 20. He was considered a rising star at the time, but a series of wrist operations „ one on his dominant right arm, and three on his left „ slowed his career and kept him out of 2 years worth of major tournaments.He has returned to the height of his powers and the height of his sport, up to a career-best No. 3 in the rankings.It means a lot to me,Ž del Potro said. I didnt expect to get in another Grand Slam final.ŽOn Sunday, the powerful Argentine with the massive forehand that zips along at more than 100 mph will face two-time U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic, who beat 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori.After nearly two weeks of heat in the 90s, it cooled to the 70s, although the humidity was still at about 70 percent. The lights in Arthur Ashe Sta-dium were on for the start of Nadal vs. del Potro, and they engaged in some terrific shotmaking during the first set.Injured Nadal stops, putting del Potro back in Open nalJuan Martin del Potro talks with Rafael Nadal after Nadal retired from the match during the semi“ nals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday in New York. [ADAM HUNGER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] FOOTBALLOrange City University 29, Leesburg 6Orange City University opened the game with a 10-minute drive then punched the ball into the end zone and never trailed in a 29-6 victory over Leesburg Friday night.Leesburg trailed 16-6 at halftime and had its chances to get back in the game but several strong drives were derailed by penalties and turnovers."In the second half we played them tough, but we got bit by the turnover bug," Leesburg coach Mark Oates said. "And it seems to be our quarterbacks who are doing it."Oates said the Yellow Jack-ets played hard but mistakes did them in, just as they have all season."We seem to be our own worst enemy," he said. "We have not done a good job of taking advantage of our prosperity when it comes our way."It doesn't get easier for next week for Leesburg, which has an away game at Forest High in Ocala. Forest beat Mount Dora Friday night.Ocala Forest 32, Mount Dora 26Mount Dora roared out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter Friday night, only to give the lead back to Forest in the second quarter en route to a 32-26 loss in Ocala.Mount Dora coach Frank Scott said the difference in the game was penalties and turnovers. The Hurricanes committed seven penalties and had a crucial punt blocked inside their 10-yard line that Forest returned for a touchdown."We haven't played a good second quarter all year," Scott said.Quarterback Tyler Schwarz had a strong game for Mount Dora, throwing three touch-downs and rolling up 80 rushing yards, but he was lim-ited by an injury in the second half.Mount Dora plays Trinity Catholic from Ocala at home next week. Redondo Union 30, East Ridge 14Trailing 16-14 in the fourth quarter, East Ridge was driving for the go-ahead score on Thursday night when it all fell apart in a 30-14 loss to Redondo (California) Union.An interception in the end zone was returned deep into East Ridge territory and the Sea Hawks poured it on at the end for the win.Kyeandre Magloire provided some of the best plays of the night for East Ridge (0-3), turning a 6-yard pass into a 70-yard touchdown and rushing for 71 yards on nine carries. His big run was a 50-yarder that helped set up his own 1-yard touchdown run.Struggling to replace 23 seniors from last years play-off team, East Ridge gets an open week next week before opening district play against Ocoee on Sept. 21 in Clermont.VOLLEYBALL East Ridge 3, Lake Howell 0Naomi Cabello had six kills, 25 assists, seven digs and four aces to lead East Ridge to a 25-11, 25-23, 25-16 win over Lake Howell on Thursday night.Kyanna Tacheco added 14 kills as the Knights improved to 6-0. Lake Howell fell to 2-5. East Ridge goes on the road to play Lake Minneola on Tuesday.First Academy of Leesburg 3, Orlando Christian Prep 0Kali Walker had 10 kills, 30 attacks and eight aces and Caroline Culbreath had five kills and 22 attacks to lead First Academy of Leesburg to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 win over Orlando Christian Prep on Thursday.First Academy improved to 5-0.GIRLS GOLFFirst Academy of Leesburg 208, Leesburg 265Maggie Potash shot a 42, including an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole after holing out a 9-iron from 100 yards, to lead First Academy of Lees-burg to a win over Leesburg.Mandi Huchingson had a 45, Olivia Huchingson had a 58, Amanda Miranda had a 63 and Hannah Lyon had a 70 for the Eagles, who won for the second time in five matches in their first season.Stacy Basset led Leesburg with a 61.BOYS BOWLING Leesburg 3, Mount Dora 0Connor Zylowski rolled a 190 high game to lead the Yellow Jackets to the win on Thursday. Austin Ellison had a 150 for Mount Dora.GIRLS BOWLING Leesburg 3, Mount Dora 0Jordan Wine had a 120 high game to pace the Yellow Jackets.Kayla Phillips had a 152 for Mount Dora.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPpasses for 208 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions to lead the Wildcats offense. MDCA countered with 245 yards rushing, led by Jesiah Pierres 80 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. MDCAs Patrick Horan played a huge role in turn-ing the momentum of the game late in the first half. Horan came up with an interception on a fourthand-5 play from the Bulldogs 14-yard line, setting the stage for a 10-play, 85-yard drive by MDCA that gave the Bull-dogs a 14-6 lead going into halftime. It was Horan who punched it in with a run up the middle from 2 yards out with 13 seconds left. The key play was a 28-yard run by Pierre on the second play of the drive, giving the Bulldogs a chance to keep running it. Pierre had 57 yards on four carries during the drive. MDCA opened the game by easily moving the ball downfield on the Wildwood defense and scoring on a 1-yard run by Pierre with 8:54 to go in the first quarter. Horan hit a wide-open Dylan VanNote for a 46-yard gain on the fourth play of the game to set the Bulldogs up on the wildwood 3. Horan took it the first 2 yards before Pierre finished the drive. But Wildwood wasted no time showing its offen-sive ability, needing only four plays to answer. The first three were running that lost a total of 5 yards before Mikell hit Rodney Mitchell with a 55-yard scoring pass on fourthand-15. A missed 2-point conversion attempt left theWildcats trailing 7-6 with 6:39 to go in the first quarter. From there the two teams traded offensive punches, but neither could land a scoring blow until Horan began MDCAs final drive of the half. Wildwood tied it on an 11-yard run by Mikell with 3:03 to go in the third quarter, setting the stage for the unusual winning score. WILDWOODFrom Page B1kids working hard all the time, whether its in the weight room, on the practice field or on the game field.ŽTavares got all the offense it would need on its second series of the game. After McMillan picked up five yards on a first-and-10 from the Tavares 25-yard line, McMil-lan blasted off tackle and raced down the sideline virtu-ally untouched for a 70-yard scoring dash.After that, it was all Tavares ƒ on both sides of the ball.Tavares dominated, taking a 31-0 lead into the locker room at halftime and holding Umatilla without a first down. Tavares enjoyed a 257 to 6 advantage in total yard-age in the first half.By the midway point of the second quarter, Tavares physical ground attack had worn down Umatilla.That was apparent when Tavares pieced together a 19-play, 65-yard drive that culminated with a five-yard, fourth-down scoring blast by Chris Thompson. The drive exhausted more than eight minutes.It was the second of three consecutive scoring drives for Tavares.The back-breaker, however, came in the closing seconds of the first half. With Tavares on its own 40-yard line, quarterback Tyquan Wiggins pitched out to Thompson, who tossed a strike to Tufaara Connelly for 58 yards, giving Tavares a first and goal at the 2-yard line.One play later, Wiggins blasted in for the touchdown.In addition to McMillan, Wiggins and Thompson, Kamron Patterson recovered a fumble and raced 18 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.A six-yard run by McMil-lan in the third quarter closed out the scoring and started the mandatory running clock.Umatilla had an opportu-nity in the final minute of the game. The Bulldogs drove to Tavares three-yard line, but could not get any closer and were stopped on fourth down … the final play of the game.Tavares finished with 359 yards of total offense … 183 yards rushing and 176 passing. Umatilla had 69 … 47 yards rushing and 22 passing … and was limited to just four first downs. TAVARESFrom Page B1 Tavares Chris Thompson (11) is brought down inches from the goal line in a game that Tavares won in dominating fashion. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

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B4 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston9744.688„„7-3W-348-1849-26 NewYork8753.6219„4-6L-148-2439-29 TampaBay7564.5402187-3L-141-2434-40 Toronto6377.45033203-7L-135-3628-41 Baltimore4199.29355424-6L-124-4417-55 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland8060.571„„6-4W-344-2836-32 Minnesota6376.45316202-8L-539-2924-47 Detroit5783.40723264-6W-234-3423-49 Chicago5684.40024275-5L-228-4428-40 KansasCity4693.33133377-3L-225-4521-48 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston8753.621„„7-3W-540-3247-21 Oakland8457.5963„5-5W-143-2941-28 Seattle7862.557954-6W-140-2938-33 LosAngeles6872.48619155-5W-134-3434-38 Texas6179.43626223-7L-132-4329-36 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta7763.550„„4-6W-137-3440-29 Philadelphia7366.525344-6L-143-2630-40 Washington6972.489894-6L-335-3634-36 NewYork6376.45313145-5W-128-4035-36 Miami5684.40021224-6W-134-4122-43 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago8357.593„„6-4W-244-2439-33 Milwaukee7962.5604„7-3L-142-2737-35 St.Louis7862.5575„6-4W-237-3141-31 Pittsburgh6971.4931495-5W-338-3431-37 Cincinnati5982.41824193-7L-432-3827-44 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Colorado7762.554„„6-4W-537-3040-32 LosAngeles7664.543127-3L-139-3637-28 Arizona7565.536233-7L-136-3339-32 SanFrancisco6873.48210104-6L-539-3029-43 SanDiego5686.39422236-4W-127-4529-41 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE ClevelandatToronto BaltimoreatTampaBay HoustonatBoston St.LouisatDetroit KansasCityatMinnesota L.A.AngelsatChicagoWhiteSox TexasatOakland N.Y.YankeesatSeattle SanDiegoatCincinnati ChicagoCubsatWashington MiamiatPittsburgh PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets SanFranciscoatMilwaukee L.A.DodgersatColorado AtlantaatArizonaTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiChen(L)6-94.6411-112-019.21.37 PittsburghNova(R)1:05p7-94.3513-120-316.13.86 SanDiegoErlin(L)3-53.873-51-215.06.60 CincinnatiHarvey(R)4:10p6-84.9512-120-115.15.28 ChicagoHamels(L)9-93.6713-141-020.01.35 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:05p16-62.2820-90-119.03.79 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)9-64.0510-100-213.26.59 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)7:10p10-33.3313-72-021.03.00 SanFran.Stratton(R)9-84.9012-101-120.11.77 MilwaukeeGonzalez(L)7:10p7-114.5711-160-216.28.10 AtlantaTeheran(R)9-74.0516-111-019.22.75 ArizonaBuchholz(R)8:10p7-22.058-71-019.00.47 LosAngelesBuehler(R)6-42.9211-70-017.11.56 ColoradoFreeland(L)8:10p13-72.9619-92-018.12.95AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TexasMendez(L)1-15.591-11-19.06.00 OaklandJackson(R)4:05p5-32.9110-31-115.04.20 HoustonMorton(R)13-33.1415-111-014.25.52 BostonRodriguez(L)4:05p12-33.3417-32-016.20.54 ClevelandPlutko(R)4-55.044-60-215.26.32 TorontoReid-Foley(R)4:07p1-25.511-21-216.15.51 BaltimoreHess(R)3-95.273-121-217.02.65 TampaBayTBD6:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 LosAngelesShoemaker(R)1-02.532-01-010.22.53 ChicagoShields(R)7:10p6-154.3910-191-118.14.42 KansasCityLopez(R)1-44.241-31-216.03.94 MinnesotaBerrios(R)7:10p11-103.9215-130-214.05.79 NewYorkLynn(R)8-105.1012-140-214.28.59 SeattleHernandez(R)9:10p8-135.5511-150-218.05.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisFlaherty(R)8-62.8311-121-018.01.50 DetroitBoyd(L)6:10p9-124.2413-142-118.04.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSept.8 1905: ThePittsburghPiratesstranded18runnersinan 8-3losstotheCincinnatiRedstosetaNationalLeague recordformenleftonbase. 1965: BertCampanerisoftheKansasCityAsplayed allninepositionsbuthadtoleaveafteraninth-inning collisionwithEdKirkpatrickoftheAngels.TheAngels won5-3in13innings. 1972: FergusonJenkinsoftheChicagoCubsbeatthe PhiladelphiaPhillies,4-3,forhis20thvictoryofthe season.ItmarkedthesixthstraightyearJenkinshad won20ormoregames. 1985: CincinnatisPeteRoseinsertedhimselfintothe lineupwhentheChicagoCubsnamedright-hander ReggiePattersonasthestartingpitcher.Rosesingled inthe“rstinningandagaininthe“fthinningtotie TyCobbwith4,191careerhits.Rosewasretiredin hisotherat-batsandthegamewascalledbecauseof darknessafternineinningswiththescoretied5-5. 1988: NationalLeaguepresidentBartGiamattiwas unanimouslyelectedtosucceedPeterUeberrothasthe commissionerofbaseball. 1998: MarkMcGwirebrokeRogerMaris37-year-old homerunrecord,lininghistoricNo.62justoverthe wallinleft“eldwithtwooutsinthefourthinning. McGwiresshotofftheChicagoCubsSteveTrachsel setoffawildcelebrationinBuschStadium. 2002: TheAtlantaBraveswonits11thstraightdivision titlewhensecond-placePhiladelphialosttotheNew YorkMets6-4. Todaysbirthdays: NickWilliams,25;DanAltavilla,26; GerritCole,28;NickHundley,35.STATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,117;Betts,Boston,111;Martinez,Boston,103;Benintendi,Boston,97;Bregman, Houston,95;Ramirez,Cleveland,95;Trout,LosAngeles,88;Chapman,Oakland,87;Stanton,NewYork,87; Springer,Houston,85. RBI: Martinez,Boston,115;Davis,Oakland,106;Bregman,Houston,96;Ramirez,Cleveland,96;Encarnacion, Cleveland,94;Bogaerts,Boston,89;Lowrie,Oakland, 87;Cruz,Seattle,85;Haniger,Seattle,85;2tiedat84. HITS: Martinez,Boston,170;Lindor,Cleveland,164; Segura,Seattle,164;Merri“eld,KansasCity,162; Castellanos,Detroit,158;Betts,Boston,157;Bregman, Houston,156;Rosario,Minnesota,154;Brantley,Cleveland,152;Benintendi,Boston,148. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,47;Bogaerts,Boston,41; Lindor,Cleveland,40;Betts,Boston,39;Andujar,New York,38;Benintendi,Boston,37;Castellanos,Detroit, 37;Escobar,Arizona,37;Piscotty,Oakland,37;3tiedat 36. TRIPLES: Smith,TampaBay,9;Sanchez,Chicago,9; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Kiermaier,TampaBay,7;Span, Seattle,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman,Oakland,6; Jones,Detroit,6;Moncada,Chicago,6;Profar,Texas,6. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,40;Martinez,Boston,39; Ramirez,Cleveland,37;Cruz,Seattle,34;Gallo,Texas, 34;Lindor,Cleveland,33;Stanton,NewYork,33;Trout, LosAngeles,31;3tiedat29. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,30;Merri“eld,Kansas City,30;Ramirez,Cleveland,29;Smith,TampaBay,28; Betts,Boston,27;Anderson,Chicago,25;Lindor,Cleveland,22;Trout,LosAngeles,22;Benintendi,Boston,20; Segura,Seattle,20. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,18-7;Severino,NewYork, 17-7;Snell,TampaBay,17-5;Carrasco,Cleveland,16-8; Porcello,Boston,16-7;Happ,NewYork,15-6;Price, Boston,14-6;Verlander,Houston,14-9;3tiedat13. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97;Snell,TampaBay,2.02;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.73;Kluber, Cleveland,2.75;Cole,Houston,2.86;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.11;Morton,Houston,3.14;Fiers,Oakland,3.36; Keuchel,Houston,3.46. STRIKEOUTS: Verlander,Houston,248;Cole,Houston, 243;Sale,Boston,219;Bauer,Cleveland,214;Severino, NewYork,202;Kluber,Cleveland,190;Carrasco,Cleveland,187;Paxton,Seattle,186;Morton,Houston,185; Clevinger,Cleveland,182. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,100;Yelich,Milwaukee, 96;Carpenter,St.Louis,93;Albies,Atlanta,92;Harper, Washington,89;Arenado,Colorado,88;Baez,Chicago, 88;Freeman,Atlanta,87;Goldschmidt,Arizona,87; Turner,Washington,86. RBI: Baez,Chicago,100;Suarez,Cincinnati,100;Aguilar, Milwaukee,95;Story,Colorado,95;Arenado,Colorado, 93;Rizzo,Chicago,91;Harper,Washington,89;Markakis,Atlanta,87;Yelich,Milwaukee,85;2tiedat84. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,169;Gennett,Cincinnati,166; Freeman,Atlanta,165;Peraza,Cincinnati,158;Story, Colorado,158;Yelich,Milwaukee,158;Goldschmidt, Arizona,156;Turner,Washington,156. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,40;Carpenter,St.Louis, 39;Story,Colorado,39;Freeman,Atlanta,37;Rendon, Washington,36;Baez,Chicago,35;Albies,Atlanta, 34;Cabrera,Philadelphia,33;Polanco,Pittsburgh,31; CTaylor,LosAngeles,31. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;Baez,Chicago,9;Desmond,Colorado,8;Nimmo,NewYork,8;CTaylor,Los Angeles,8;Difo,Washington,7;Hamilton,Cincinnati,7; Rosario,NewYork,7;4tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,35;Goldschmidt, Arizona,32;Muncy,LosAngeles,32;Aguilar,Milwaukee,31;Arenado,Colorado,31;Harper,Washington, 31;Story,Colorado,31;Suarez,Cincinnati,31;Baez, Chicago,30;3tiedat27. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,35;SMarte,Pittsburgh,30;Hamilton,Cincinnati,29;Cain,Milwaukee, 26;Inciarte,Atlanta,25;Story,Colorado,25;MTaylor, Washington,24;Jankowski,SanDiego,22;Baez,Chicago,21;Peraza,Cincinnati,20. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,16-6;Lester,Chicago, 15-5;Nola,Philadelphia,15-4;Chacin,Milwaukee,14-6; Godley,Arizona,14-8;Mikolas,St.Louis,14-4;Freeland, Colorado,13-7;Greinke,Arizona,13-9;3tiedat12. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.68;Nola,Philadelphia,2.23; Scherzer,Washington,2.28;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.75; Freeland,Colorado,2.96;Corbin,Arizona,3.06;Mikolas, St.Louis,3.06;Greinke,Arizona,3.08;Williams,Pittsburgh,3.15;Wood,LosAngeles,3.37. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,260;deGrom,New York,230;Corbin,Arizona,214;Nola,Philadelphia,188; Marquez,Colorado,184;Greinke,Arizona,180;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,179;Pivetta,Philadelphia,172;Godley, Arizona,170;Wheeler,NewYork,168.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Cleveland9,Toronto4 NationalLeague SanDiego6,Cincinnati2 ChicagoCubs6,Washington4,10inn. Atlanta7,Arizona6,10innings SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ClevelandatToronto,1:07p.m. BaltimoreatTampaBay,1:10p.m. KansasCityatMinnesota,2:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatChi.WhiteSox,2:10p.m. TexasatOakland,4:05p.m. N.Y.YankeesatSeattle,4:10p.m. HoustonatBoston,8:05p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,1:10p.m. SanDiegoatCincinnati,1:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatWashington,1:35p.m. MiamiatPittsburgh,1:35p.m. SanFranciscoatMilwaukee,2:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatColorado,3:10p.m. AtlantaatArizona,4:10p.m. Interleague St.LouisatDetroit,1:10p.m.MLBCALENDAROct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeriesstart. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings. Nov.8-15: All-StartourofJapan. Nov.14-15: Ownersmeetings,Atlanta. Nov.26-29: MajorLeagueBaseball PlayersAssociationexecutiveboard meeting,Irving,Texas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos121468111157.335 JMartinezBos132507103170.335 AltuveHou11846271147.318 SeguraSea12752382164.314 TroutLAA12040788124.305 Merri“eldKC13553369162.304 BrantleyCle12550177152.303 MSmithTB11938751117.302 BregmanHou13752495156.298 AndujarNYY12849174146.297 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin13651882166.320 YelichMil12550096158.316 ZobristChC11738060119.313 MarkakisAtl14054773169.309 CainMil12146376143.309 MartinezStL13246053142.309 FFreemanAtl14054087165.306 StoryCol13853077158.298 GoldschmidtAri13852487156.298 ArenadoCol13349888148.297 ThroughSept.6ThethinkerRockiesright“elderCarlosGonzalezwaitstostepintothebattingcageashewarmsupbeforeagameagainstthe DodgersonFridayinDenver.[DAVIDZALUBOWSKI/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 B5Xander Schauffele lines up on the 18th in the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament Friday at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Hideki Matsuyama, who started the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 76, had a 64 and was in a group three shots behind that included Keegan Bradley, Alex Noren and Rickie Fowler. Matsuyama suddenly is in position to be among the 30 players who advance to East Lake in Atlanta in two weeks for the Tour Championship.The same is true for Bradley and for Noren, the Swede who makes his Ryder Cup debut at the end of the month. Noren holed out for eagle on the par-5 ninth for a 66, while Bradley keeps flirting with contention in these playoff events.Rory McIlroy (67), FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas (67) and Jason Day (64) were at 9-under 131.Schauffele also needs a good week to get to East Lake, though he would like to extend his season an additional week in France at the Ryder Cup.A runner-up at the British Open, the 24-year-old from San Diego finished 12th in the Ryder Cup standings. Furyk used three of his picks Tuesday night on Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickel-son and Woods „ Nos. 9, 10, 11 in the standings „ and has one more pick after the BMW Championship.Tony Finau is regarded the leading candidate, and he did nothing to hurt his chances. Finau made seven birdies in his round of 64 and goes into the final 36 holes atAronimink just five shots behind.The possibilities are cool, the potential of what could happen,Ž Finau said. But nothing good comes from thinking too far ahead. I got a couple rounds in front of me, 36 holes to try and win this tournament. And winning takes care of everything.ŽWoods once used that phrase „ winning takes care of everythingŽ „ when he returned to No. 1 in the world after his injuries in 2013. Win-ning remains elusive, a cold putter didnt do too much damage after starting with a 62.He missed a 4-foot par putt on the par-3 fifth hole and didnt convert any of the birdie putts from the 20-foot range. What he made on Thursday, he missed on Friday.I hit it just as good and putt it just as good,Ž Woods said. Nothing went in. Thats the way it goes.ŽSchauffele said he was on a mission, and the Ryder Cup was merely a byproduct. He was the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season after winning the Tour Champion-ship for his second PGA Tour title. Now, results are harder to find. His mission?Just prove to myself that I can win again and just be clutch,Ž he said. I always thought I was rather a clutch player coming down the stretch and this year has said otherwise. Im trying to prove it to myself again.Ž BMWFrom Page B1in college football, matching Oklahomas run against Kansas State (1937-68). The only ones longer: Notre Dame over Navy (43 straight between 1964 and 2002) and Nebraska over Kansas (36 in a row between 1969 and 2004).Kentucky hasnt beaten Florida since 1986 and hasnt won in Gainesville since 1979.Wildcats coach Mark Stoops is winless in five tries against the Gators, although three of the last four have been decided by six points or less. Florida needed triple overtime to preserve the streak in 2014 and rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter last year.Stoops openly embraces the streak, knowing what it would mean to end it.I never dance around that question,Ž Stoops said. It is important to us for that reason, but we cant focus on it for that reason. We need to focus on it because its this year. Its an SEC team, its in the East and we want to win some football games, and they are next on the schedule.Thats truthfully what it is about. These guys cannot worry about 30-some years and all that. They really cant. Winning is important to our team each and every week, and thats the approach well have.ŽIn Mullens final year as Floridas offensive coordina-tor (2008), the Gators made it 22 straight against Kentucky.At the time, Tennessee actually had a longer winning streak against the Wildcats. That one reached 26 in a row before Kentucky snapped it in 2011.I imagine, someday, the streak will be broken,Ž said Mullen, who lost once in nine games against the Cats during his Mississippi State tenure. Thats just the nature of sports, right? ... Im confident. We want to go win the game. To me, I want to win the game because its our SEC opener for this season. Thats got to be the whole focus and not worry about anything else.I try not to think about it in those terms because it really has no effect on us winning or losing the game this year.ŽHere are some other things to know about Kentucky and Florida as they open league play against each other for the third time in the last five years:RUSHING TANDEMJunior Benny Snell Jr. and sophomore A.J. Rose combined for 229 of Kentuckys 299 yards rushing against Central Michigan last week. They might need to do it again to upset Florida.Rose ran eight times for a career-high 104 yards, includ-ing a 55-yard touchdown. Snell added a 52-yard score, giving the team two 100-yard rushers for the first time since Snell and Boom Williams did it two years ago at Missouri. REPEAT PERFORMANCE?Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks was nearly perfect in the opener against lower-division Charleston Southern, throwing for 219 yards and five TDs in a half of work. How Franks performs against an SEC opponent should tell more about the strides hes made under Mullen. BALL PROTECTIONKentucky quarterback Terry Wilson had three of the teams four first-half turnovers in the opener. Stoops expects better ball security against Florida.Well overemphasize that again,Ž Stoops said. But were not going to panic about it. Weve been pretty solid with that. We have to get it under control because, again, from our past experience, you go back two years (at Florida), we turn the ball over like we did that year then the results are not going to be very good.ŽANOTHER STREAKThe Gators have won 13 consecutive SEC openers, the longest streak in program history. CHAMP HONOREDFlorida will honor its 1993 team at the end of the first quarter, celebrating the 25-year anniversary of a team that beat Alabama in the SEC title game and won the Sugar Bowl for the first time in school history. The team also is known for a dramatic, last-second victory against Kentucky.Heck of a team,Ž former coach Steve Spurrier said. GATORSFrom Page B1Florida players celebrate in front of fans after defeating Kentucky 45-7 on Sept. 10, 2016, in Gainesville. No. 25 Florida (1-0) is seeking its 32nd consecutive victory against Kentucky (1-0) when the teams open Southeastern Conference play in the Swamp today. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX, FILE]

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B6 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS Help wantedBusinesses have stepped up hiring as the economy continues its steady expansion. The trend has resulted in more job openings than job seekers for the past three months. Job openings increased to 6.66 million in June, more than the 6.56 million people who were on the job hunt that month. Did the trend continue in July? Find out Tuesday, when the Labor Department issues its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey.Price watch Economists predict that a gauge of U.S. consumer prices edged higher last month.The Labor Departments consumer price index, due out Thursday, is projected to show a gain of 0.3 percent in August from the previous month. The index ticked up 0.2 percent in July, but consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent versus July 2017, suggesting Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.Economic snapshotThe Federal Reserve releases its latest Beige Book Wednesday. The report is a snapshot of business conditions in each of the Feds 12 regional bank districts. Julys Beige Book noted that manufacturers in each of the central banks districts were seeing higher prices and supply disruptions due to ongoing trade disputes between the U.S., China and other trading partners. Consumer price indexseasonally adjusted percent rateSource: FactSet-0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3% A J J M A M est. 2018JOLTS job openingsin millionsSource: FactSet6.0 6.5 7.0 J J M A M F 6.64 6.08 6.63 2018 6.66 6.66 6.84 Today 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MAMJJA 2,840 2,880 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,871.68 Change: -6.37 (-0.2%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 MAMJJA 25,680 25,940 26,200 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,916.54 Change: -79.33 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 921 Declined 1872 New Highs 77 New Lows 124 Vol. (in mil.) 2,918 Pvs. Volume 3,089 2,061 2,277 1254 1555 106 84 NYSE NASDDOW 26002.99 25818.39 25916.54 -79.33 -0.31% +4.84% DOW Trans. 11450.76 11306.17 11347.54 -19.75 -0.17% +6.93% DOW Util. 739.22 732.07 733.60 -8.30 -1.12% +1.41% NYSE Comp. 12939.92 12875.63 12911.13 -27.78 -0.21% +0.80% NASDAQ 7962.54 7873.93 7902.54 -20.18 -0.25% +14.47% S&P 500 2883.81 2864.12 2871.68 -6.37 -0.22% +7.41% S&P 400 2037.33 2021.07 2027.25 -4.29 -0.21% +6.67% Wilshire 5000 30054.20 29835.78 29919.29 -70.80 -0.24% +7.65% Russell 2000 1722.62 1706.64 1713.18 -1.29 -0.08% +11.57% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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A strong jobs report also pushed inves-tors to gird for higher interest rates.The S&P 500 bounced between modest gains and losses in an upand-down day, but its most decisive move was downward after Trump said hes ready to impose tariffs on essen-tially every good thats imported from China. That helped push the S&P 500 to its fourth straight loss.Earlier in the day, the governments monthly jobs report showed that hiring and workers wage gains were healthier than expected in August. Its the latest evidence that the U.S. economy continues to power ahead, and it clears the way for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates at its meeting later this month and beyond. Treasury yields jumped in response.With the economy so strong and corporate profits so high, stock prices would likely be even higher than they are today if not for inves-tors worries about global trade, said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial.The United States has already imposed tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, with Beijing quickly following suit, and investors worry about how high the total will rise. The concern is that escalating tariffs will drag down corpo-rate profits and economic growth.Trump told reporters Friday that to a certain extent, its going to be up to China.Ž He also said that hes prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion of Chinese imports, which would be on top of tariffs already being con-sidered on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The S&P 500 quickly fell about 0.3 percent after Trump made his comments.Fear of the unknownUS stock indexes wobble amid trade war, rate concernsBRIEFCASECHICAGOHotel workers strike in pursuit of better bene“ tsWorkers are picketing outside several downtown Chicago hotels as housekeepers, servers, cooks and others participate in a strike as part of an effort to get better benefits. The Friday walkout was planned for 25 hotels and comes after members of the hotel workers union, Unite Here Local 1, voted to authorize a strike amid contract negotiations. Their current contract expired Aug. 31 The union says better health care coverage is among the demands. Workers say they deserve higher wages, more manage-able workloads and sick days to see doctors.MOSCOWRussian pension reform hits vulnerable age groupWhen 52-year old accountant Marina Grigoryeva was laid off this year, she figured that at least she would be eligible for a state pension in three years time. But measures announced by Presi-dent Vladimir Putin last week mean that Grigo-ryeva, who has been looking for a job for over six months, will have to wait eight years instead. A planned hike in the retirement age yanks away the safety net for millions of Russians in their 50s, core Putin supporters who struggle to hold down a job, let alone find a new one, and have come to rely on pensions as a meagre but secure source of income at a time of eco-nomic uncertainty.NEW YORKHead of Verizons AOL, Yahoo in talks to departThe Wall Street Jour-nal is reporting that Verizons media and advertising chief, Tim Armstrong, is in talks to leave. Armstrong came to Verizon as part of its purchase of AOL in 2015 and began overseeing Yahoo as well after Veri-zon bought it in 2017. He was tasked with growing Verizons ad business in a challenge to Facebook and Google, but that business has been strug-gling and remains one of Verizons less profitable divisions. The Associated PressTesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a June news conference in Chicago. [KIICHIRO SATO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Tom KrisherThe Associated PressShares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 6 percent early Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the companys accounting chief left after a month on the job.CEO Elon Musk appeared on The Joe Rogan ExperienceŽ overnight. About two hours into the podcast, which can be seen on YouTube, Musk inhales from what the host says is a com-bined marijuana-tobacco joint, which Rogan notes is legal. Rogan passes the joint to Musk, who also takes a sip of whiskey.Shortly after smoking, Musk looks at his phone and laughs, telling Rogan he was getting texts from friends asking why he was smoking weed during the interview. Later Musk says he doesnt notice any effect from the joint, which he claims he rarely smokes.As the video gained traction, more news hit: Early Friday, the Palo Alto, California, company announced that Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned after a month on the job, citing public attention and the fast pace of the post.The company disclosed the departure in a regula-tory filing.Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expecta-tions,Ž the company quoted Morton as saying in the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future. I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Teslas leadership or its financial reporting,Ž Morton was quoted as saying.Tesla is under extreme pressure to turn a sustained net profit starting this quarter, as promised by Musk. But in the second quarter it burned through $739.5 million in cash and lost a quarterly record $717.5 million.Musk has said the com-pany is producing more than 5,000 Model 3 electric cars per week, and cash generated from the sales will bring sus-tained quarterly profits. The Model 3 starts at $35,000, although the cheapest one that can be purchased at present costs $49,000.Moodys Investor Service downgraded Teslas debt into junk territory back in March, warning that Tesla wont have cash to cover $3.7 billion for normal operations, capital expenses and debt that comes due early next year. Tesla said cash from Model 3 sales will pay the bills and drive profits.The company said its accounting functions will be overseen by the chief financial officer and cor-porate controller. Mortons resignation is effective immediately.Into the abyss?Tesla stock falls as CEO appears to smoke marijuana on video

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6865PETSThe Florida Statute 828.29 states that no dog, puppy, cat or kitten may be offered for sale without a health certi cate, nor can any puppy or kitten be sold under the age of 8 weeks, nor can you advertise puppies or kittens with a deposit to hold. DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 B9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 C1 HOMES MOVINGENSURE SAFETYFor parents of young children, the process of moving to a new home calls for a plan to ensure potential safety hazards are remediated. € Evaluate potential safety hazards before the move even begins, buying important tools and xtures so you can make adjustments early rather than retro tting. € Switch all your blinds to the cordless variety. The string-like attachments that adjust old-style blinds are proven strangulation hazards, according to Windowcoverings. org. TAILGATINGMOBILE MAN CAVETips from Northern Tool + Equipment on making a mobile man cave: While a hatchback or pickup truck is a plus, most important is to have wheels that can deliver the goods. One fresh take is for tailgaters to team up for a multistationed tailgate. A TV is vital for the tailgating entertainment. There are many options for outdoor TVs that provide for great pictures even in the suns glare and in extreme temps. BATH UPGRADESBEYOND THE BASICS Consumer Reports o ers tips for upgrades to your bathroom that will add value to your home. € Enamel-on-steel sinks are durable. Granite and quartz countertops are gaining popularity. € Splurge on a large shower instead of a rarely used tub. € Choose more vanity surface area instead of double sinks. „ Brandpoint Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com By Betty Montgomery More Content NowAbelia is a plant I have known since I was a child. I remember the bushes we had because they seemed to often have either butterflies or bees present. It was a good evergreen plant that performed well in the garden, blooming off and on from summer to frost. Except for the occasional pruning, it was considered a low-maintenance plant. Until recently, I rarely gave this plant much thought. This hardy shrub has had some modernizationŽ in recent years with new varieties being introduced. I remember purchasing KaleidoscopeŽ some years ago and being pleased that it did not grow as tall as the older variety that I knew from childhood. I did not have to do major pruning to keep it at the size I desired. It was also different from the old-timey ones because of the colorful foliage; brightened up a spot in the garden that looked dark and dreary. The leafs bright yellow edges against the green centers in the spring changed like a chameleon in the fall, becoming orange and red. Like the older version, the bell-shaped flowers decorate the plant throughout the summer. Then others came along. Rose CreekŽ was developed by Michael Dirr, a horticulturist and a professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. It was selected for its low mounding growth habit, which typically matures to around 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Overnight this plant became an excellent choice for foundation planting since it is evergreen in zones 7 to 9 and semi-evergreen in zone 6. The leaves turn an interesting shade of soft purplegreen in winter. It too has tubular, fragrant, white flowers that start blooming in late spring and continue sporadically throughout the summer to until fall. In 2006, RadianceŽ was discovered as a sport of Kaleidoscope.Ž It stands out from others because of the unique foliage, abundance of flowers and its vigor. During the growing season, it has lovely silvery-green and creamy white variegated foliage that is held up on bright red stems. Then, in late summer, this plant is covered with small, trumpet shaped flowers that can be quite fragrant. It is not a tall grower, topping out around 3 feet. I have never grown this one myself, but have seen it in different locations around our area. ConfettiŽ is one I have read about but never seen. It is reported to be quite cold hardy, its most important asset since it can be grown in zones 5 and 6 as well as warmer areas. This compact, strong grower sports shades of hot pink, creamy white and green foliage. I recently ran into Dirr and asked him about abelias. Dirr said, Nursery growers, retailers, and gardeners have numerous superior choices. Variegated foliage is the current rage and bronze, ruby, red, orange, cream, yellow, and green permutations are available. Breeders and selectors have elevated this antiquarian garden species to modern day respectability and interest.Ž Dirr has done a great deal of work with abelias in the past and has introduced a number of them to growers over the years. He also has observed the size of them and knows that most stay smaller, but when he was visiting the Keith Arboretum in Chapel Hill, N.C., he saw a 70-year-old abelia that was 18 feet tall. Dirr said, Without question, plants do not read books when it comes to size.Ž He realized people wanted different forms of abelia and he certainly went to work developing some with different growth habits. There are many other variations of abelia that have been developed, and there will be more coming into the trade soon. I am hoping to find one that has red color with a bronze cast. Abelias are easy to grow and maintain. If you want to prune them, the best time is to prune in late winter. If you happen to prune in the very early spring, you might still be fine „ unless new growth has started to come out. Betty Montgomery is a master gardener and author. She can be reached at bmontgomery40@gmail.com.Rediscovering the beauty ofabeliasSeveral varieties of abelia (above, left to right): Kaleidoscope,Ž RadianceŽ and Rose Creek.Ž At left, a bell-shaped ” ower decorates the plant in summer. [BETTY MONTGOMERY/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS PHOTOS] g n was Ar bo N. C abel In June, the median national selling price for a new home was $302,100 „ for most first-time home buyers, affordable housing is simply nonexistent. In many areas, rents are soaring. Even worse, decent rentals are very hard to find. On top of this, the price of land, building materials, labor and government regulations are soaring, which offers no short-term answers for housing. Housing prices and costs are real problems, which are forcing many firsttime home buyers to find a cosigner on their mortgage who can bolster their qualification and income limit. It is estimated that in 2017, nearly 22 percent of all mortgages used cosigners to close. This sounds like a good idea, but is it really? Most lending institutions and government programs that allow cosigners require that non-occupant cosigners have some relationship to the borrower … such as parent, child, sibling, uncle or aunt, spouse/domestic partner, or in-law. Typically, the income and debt of the cosigners are added to the calculation when considering the loan for approval. What many cosigners fail to understand is that once the loan is closed they will be held responsible for the loan repayment. If the primary borrower is late paying the bill, the cosigners credit can be negatively impacted. The other issue to consider before cosigning on a mortgage is the ability of the primary borrower to pay back the loan. Lending institutions use income, debt ratio, and credit history to determine the credit worthiness of a borrower. If a home buyer does not qualify for a loan, its probably for a good reason. Just because you pay your bills on time does not mean your child will do the same. Dont ignore or make excuses as to why a lending institution wont write a mortgage. If the debt ratio determines the borrower cannot afford the house, there is a good chance you will end up paying the house AROUND THE HOUSEKnow obligations before cosigning home loanBefore signing any mortgage paperwork, consult your mortgage professional or attorney, because rules are subject to change. Be careful, once you cosign a mortgage for someone else, you have essentially bought a home. [AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ] Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, C2

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C2 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comHave you ever been told that you have high blood pressure or hypertension?If so, youre not alone. According to the American Heart Association, about half of the American adult population have high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is when the blood force in your blood vessels pressure is constantly high. It's known as the silent killer because there are little to no symptoms. Have your blood pressure checked regularly to see if youre at risk or have high blood pressure.Do you know your numbers?The American Heart Association has characterized blood pressure ranges into five different categories. Normal range is considered less than ‡ mm Hg. Elevated or prehypertension ranges from 120-129 systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension Stage 1 is 130-139 systolic or 80-89 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension Stage 2 is when your blood pressure is consistently at ‡ mmHg or higher. The fifth range is hypertensive crisis, when your blood pressure is higher than ‡ mmHg. Systolic blood pressure is how much pressure your blood is exerting walls when the heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure measures how much pressure your blood is exerting walls while the heart is resting between beats. Allow a medical professional to make an actual diagnosis.What are the risk factors?There are a number of factors that can put you at risk for developing high blood pressure. Risk factors are broken into two groups, non-controllable and controllable. Non-controllable risk factors are variables you cannot change such as family history, age, gender, and race. If you have parents, siblings or other closely related family members with high blood pressure, you can be at risk. As we age, our blood vessels loose elasticity putting us at risk. Gender is a noncontrollable factor. Men are more likely to get high blood pressure until age 64. At 65 and older, women become more at risk. Typically, African Americans develop high blood pressure more than any other racial background in the United States. Controllable or modifiable risk factors are variables that we can change to help reduce our risk or manage our blood pressure. These factors include lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, high sodium consumption, being overweight or obese, high alcohol consumption, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and tobacco use and too much stress.Do you want to learn how to reduce your risk and manage your blood pressure?Adopting and making small healthy lifestyle changes can reduce your high blood pressure and lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, heart failure and many other health conditions. Join us for the Manage your Blood Pressure program, a four-week series at the Lake County Extension Center starting Oct. 8. It will be every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. The program includes printed material, giveaways and heart-healthy samples. Registration for the $15 series is at https:// fcslake.eventbrite.com or 352-343-4101, ext. 2721. Heart disease remains is the No. 1 killer in the United States, but awareness, prevention and proper management are key in helping decrease our risk. Mia Wilchcombe is the Family and Consumer Science Agent for the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center.FROM THE EXTENSIONSeries o ers tips on managing blood pressure Mia WilchcombeAccording to the American Heart Association, about half of the American adult population have high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is when the blood force in your blood vessels pressure is constantly high. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] note as a cosigner. When you cosign on a mortgage, your personal deb t-to-income ratio changes. This could affect your ability to get a loan later. Plus, a missed payment or late payment by a borrower could be detrimental to your credit score. More importantly, mortgages are not written for six-month time periods; many are written for 30 years. That is a long time to be involved in another persons credit, and there could be additional implications if someone dies. Telling a family member, especially a child, that you will not be a cosigner on their mortgage is very difficult. However, unless you have the disposable income to cover a mortgage default, do not cosign a mortgage. Doing so nowadays is a recipe for disaster. Home prices are at near record highs, incomes are not keeping up with expenses, and many economists see a recession on the horizon. This could be a tough time for people who have cosigned mortgages. Rather than cosigning a loan, you should help your first-time buyer find a home they can afford, save for a larger down payment, or repair their credit. If you have the financial wherewithal, offering them a separate loan to assist with the down payment is a much better alternative than getting on the hook for a full mortgage. Before signing any mortgage paperwork, consult your mortgage professional or attorney, because rules are subject to change. Be careful, once you cosign a mortgage for someone else, you have essentially bought a home. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply, Inc., and he is also the host of the Around the HouseŽ Radio Show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg MAGRUDERFrom Page C1 By Tracee M. HerbaughThe Associated PressYou dont need a green thumb to grow vegetables indoors. On the contrary, there are plenty of indoor greenhouses that take the work out of growing plants, from the amount of water they get to the right dosage of light. One of these indoor greenhouses „ or automated growing systems, as theyre referred to „ was created by six engineering students at Rice University. Aside from planting the seeds, the greenhouse does pretty much everything. Its about the size of a small bookshelf and operates anywhere indoors. We didnt want it to take up too much space in an apartment,Ž said Harrison Lin, a student who worked on the project. He said they wanted to make it not intrusive, but it could still grow a useful amount of plants.Ž There are push buttons on the device to designate how much light and water the plants get, and to determine the temperature inside it. If youre feeling extremely hands-off, there are three pre-set options: leafy greens, roots and herbs. Select what youre growing and go about your business. In the most ideal circumstance, you plant your seeds, put on the correct settings and walk away until its ready to harvest,Ž said Jack Kaplan, another student on the team. Most indoor growing systems are hydroponic, meaning plants are planted in water mixed with mineral nutrients, but this one uses a soil trough for planting. LED bulbs provide the plants with the red-blue spectrum of light needed to grow. The only maintenance is refilling the water tank every three weeks. The students built three of these indoor greenhouses as a senior project. They were installed at the HSB Living Lab, a residential research facility at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Growing food indoors, often in small spaces like city apartments, has become popular. In 2017, indoor gardening was listed as a popular trend in a report by Garden Media Group, a marketing group that tracks industry. Apartment dwellers have less room for a traditional garden but still want fresh veggies. Businesses are noticing the expanded interest in athome gardening. AeroGarden, majority-owned by Scotts Miracle-Gro and the Hawthorne Gardening Company, is another automated inhome growing system on the market. Its automated, hydroponic systems range in size and price point „ the smallest retails for $99 and holds three plants, while the largest sells for nearly $700 and grows 24. Sales have grown over 20 percent year over year since 2013, and last years sales grew by more than 30 percent, according to company numbers. Automated systems take the guess-work out of gardening, said Clydette Alsup-Egbers, an associate professor of plant science at Missouri State University. The biggest reason that indoor plants die, she said, is over-watering. If an automated system is used, that risk is eliminated. People who are new to growing dont know what theyre doing,Ž she said. A kit makes them feel more confident.Ž Automating everything is what commercial greenhouses have done for years, said Julie Bare, an estate gardener at Meadowbrook Farm, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and owned by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Bare helps grow some of the hundreds of plants on display in the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show. To do this, greenhouses are necessary; the show is held annually in March, which means short days and cold temperatures. Still, even the most seasoned gardener can run into problems with indoor vegetables. A few years ago, George Rebeiro Brooks Jr., a retired mechanical engineer, tried growing lettuce in pots inside at his home in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Brooks, who owns Green Hollow Orchards, has grown apples, tomatoes and other plants for local farmers markets for more than 45 years. But his indoor lettuce turned out limp, not crispy. Its just my guess, but I think it didnt have the right air circulation indoors to make it toughen up,Ž he said.This undated photo provided by Harrison Lin shows the watering and lighting system inside the indoor greenhouse constructed by six engineering students at Rice University. The system measures water for speci“ c vegetables and the lights provide the correct red-blue spectrum needed to grow plants. [HARRISON LIN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Indoor greenhouses makes growing vegetables easier

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 C3By Nicole AnziaThe Washington PostWhen it comes to storing jewelry, there is no shortage of organizing options. In fact, the choices can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, the best choice is usually determined simply by what kind of space is available. But before you run out and buy hooks, trays, dishes or boxes, take an inventory of your collection. Pair earrings, untangle necklaces, make sure watches have batteries and set aside pieces you no longer wear. Once you know what you have, you can consider which storage options make the most sense. As a general note, all jewelry is best kept away from extreme heat and bright light, in a relatively dry space with a consistent temperature. Drawers If you have extra drawer space, try drawer inserts. The key is compartmentalization to prevent things from getting jumbled or lost. In smaller drawers, you can stack padded jewelry trays. In larger drawers, you can customize storage with different types and sizes of trays, or an expandable tray. There are inserts made specifically for rings, earrings and necklaces, so you want to know how many of each youll need. Using drawers to store jewelry has the dual benefit of allowing you to see everything when you pull it open, but also of having things out of sight, so surfaces feel less cluttered. If you want to get creative, substitute ice cube trays for standard jewelry trays. You can also use items as fancy as antique teacups and as basic as. Walls There are ample other ways to organize and store jewelry to go with your decor using empty wall space. One inexpensive and trendy option is hanging necklaces and bracelets on a pegboard, which allows maximum flexibility for rearranging pieces or adding new ones. Surface storage Using surface space to store jewelry gives you maximum flexibility to move things around. Its fun to add a little personality and color by using special dishes or even a tiered dessert stand. Jewelry boxes range from large and elaborate to small and basic, but all have limited storage capability. Other options include open-tiered stands and trees,Ž designed specifically for necklaces, bracelets, watches and rings. You can buy a premade, wall-mounted hanger option. Open jewelry hangers are lightweight and easy to attach the wall. Theyre easy to take with you when you move, and come in a variety of finishes and sizes. If you would rather enclose your collection, consider a wall-mounted cabinet. Jewelry cabinets, or armoires, are available in basic designs; others are outfitted with mirrors, LED lights, locks and even specialty fabrics to prevent tarnishing. They are heavier, however, and require more work to install. Theyre also more difficult to move if you redecorate or relocate. If those options seem too elaborate, hooks designed to hold keys, ties and belts also work, as do adhesive hooks, which can be stuck anywhere and wont cause damage when removed. These inexpensive hooks are also available in different colors, finishes and sizes. If jewelry is your passion and you need things to be stored away but easily accessed, you may consider an actual piece of furniture. Jewelry armoires are available in a variety of sizes and finishes, and have the benefit of not actually looking like storage. Getting rid of jewelry Understandably, jewelry is difficult for people to part with, as theres often a special memory attached or it is valuable. If you cant part with particular pieces but know youll never wear them, at least store them in a different space from your everyday jewelry. Donate pieces you no longer want. Many charities, including Goodwill, the Salvation Army and Support our Troops, accept fine jewelry donations. If youre looking to unload costume jewelry, look into organizations such as Dress for Success, Suited for Change and I Have Wings. Selling old jewelry requires substantial time and effort, including getting your items appraised. You must decide if you want to sell online or at a local store, which will require comparison-shopping and research. If youre looking to part with diamonds, an engagement ring or an expensive watch, an online auction marketplace called Worthy provides an easy-to-use platform that reaches a wide audience of potential buyers. Worthy partners with the Gemological Institute of America to grade and authenticate pieces to sell and the works with sellers to guide them through the auction process. „Nicole Anzia is a freelance writer and owner of Neatnik. She can be reached at nicole@neatnik.org. How to organize your jewelryShow off your earrings and necklaces, even when youre not wearing them, with a space-saving, wall-mounted hanger. Shown, Pottery Barns pine and iron wall-mounted jewelry hanger, $99. [POTTERY BARN]

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS C4 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DEAR ABBY: I am in a long-distance relationship. I live in Kansas; he's in Michigan. Because we are 720 miles apart, phone calls, text messages and Skype are vital to the health of our relationship. I make it a priority to text or call "Good morning" or "Goodnight." Unlike me, sometimes he's consistent and sometimes not, especially on weekends. He says he falls asleep, but it continues to happen, and I'm getting tired and frustrated about not being a priority. I have been as patient and nice as I can be, as well as continuing to tell him how much I love him and want our relationship to work. I would love to hear your advice. -FAITHFUL BUT FRUSTRATED GIRLFRIEND DEAR GIRLFRIEND: I know you love this man, but take a step back. You may be smothering him. Stop doing all the work in maintaining the romance and give him some space. If you do, he may realize he needs to step up and devote more energy to your relationship. Communication has to be voluntary, not mandatory. If you continue to pursue him the way you have been, you won't draw him closer; you will drive him further away.DEAR ABBY: My father is nearing the end of his life. I'm an only child with no family nearby. When my mother passed away, many people reached out to me, and I know their intent was to comfort me. However, most of the time I ended up comforting them! I would try to escape by saying things like I had a task to take care of, but when people are crying hysterically on the phone or in my kitchen, they don't seem to hear. How can I politely tell people like this that I'm not their therapist, and they are not comforting me? -TAKING CARE OF DAD DEAR TAKING CARE: All you need to say is you can't talk right now, and you will call them back later. Period. Then hang up. If someone is having an emotional meltdown in your kitchen, you have the right to tell the person you can't deal with it right now, you'll visit with her -or him -"another time," and guide them to the door.DEAR ABBY: I am a man who has read your column for more than 40 years and have often thought your advice is reasonable, although not always exactly what I would have advised. Now that I'm retired, I nd myself composing little "Dear Abby" conversations in my mind as I go through the day and meet small challenges or hear about them from acquaintances. You know what I mean -what should Tom do about his abusive daughter, how should I address the neighbors' habit of feeding the deer and squirrels, or what should I do with this latest bit of gossip? I literally ask you for guidance, then argue with the advice I think you would give -sometimes out loud. Is this a sign of creeping insanity or something worse? -BLABBERING IN MISSOULA DEAR BLABBERING: It isn't a sign of creeping insanity. It's a sign that you may need another woman in your life besides Dear Abby. 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 DIVERSIONS Woman feels long-distance relationship is one-sided TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2018:This year you make a difference wherever you are. Others appear to be unusually receptive to you. You often might be surprised by others caring ways. If you are single, you have several opportunities to meet a special person. A foreigner could play a role in your year. If you are attached, the two of you plan a special trip out of your normal realm. A romantic quality could surround this adventure. Passion runs high between you. LEO lets you know what he or she thinks about your relationship.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your enthusiasm spills forth, allowing you to get into the groove of your day. Your attention turns to completing a project. You also might want to spend some time snoozing or getting into a game of cards with a friend. Enjoy the moment. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Make it OK to be lazy. A loved one could charm you into joining him or her in an activity. As a result, you could become involved in a creative project. Romance could spark, if you are single. Try to be less mechanical and more laissez faire. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) A phone call could start your day. You might decide to stay close to home, perhaps in anticipation of a visit or wanting to rearrange a room. You love change; you cannot help it. Embrace a spontaneous happening. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Reach out to a friend or loved one with whom you often spend a lot of time. Together, you could create a fun and exciting day. Over lunch or a cup of coffee, you could exchange some gossip. Take what you hear with a grain of salt. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your allure remains intense in the morning, yet by the afternoon, it could wane. You have interests elsewhere, whether that involves doing some price comparison for a purchase or working on a creative project. Others cannot stay away from you. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be tired when you rst wake up. Hit snooze and get more sleep. Once you wake up again, youll note all of the energy that seems to whirl around you. People seek you out. You have a particular mission in mind. Follow through. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might opt to maintain a low prole today. You have some issues you want to mull over. You also need some extra time for work or doing some research. A roommate or family member makes a proposition, as he or she wants your company. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Reach out to an older person in the morning. This person appreciates your attentiveness, and you enjoy his or her company. Make plans to have friends over to your place this weekend. You might be in the mood to get everyone together. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) A day trip could be put on hold at the last minute. You might need to step up to the plate and take care of an older person. Others might respond to a request of yours that demands their presence. Come together to nd a workable solution. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) A conversation with a dear friend or loved one sets the mood for the day. You might opt to get out of your immediate environment. Some of you could choose to attend a fair or an art show. You will relax in a different setting. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You see life from a renewed perspective because of a discussion with a close friend or loved one. You and this person have a strong bond that allows you to ow with ease from one activity to the next. You feel relaxed when sharing. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) If you feel the need to go off to the gym or take a walk around the neighborhood, by all means, do. By the afternoon, you will be more in the mood to socialize and enjoy others company. In fact, you might invite people over. DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, September 8, 2018 C5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, the 251st day of 2018. There are 114 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a "full, free, and absolute pardon" to former President Richard Nixon covering his entire term in oce. ON THIS DATE: In 1565 a Spanish expedition established the rst permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla. In 1892 an early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance," written by Francis Bellamy, appeared in "The Youth's Companion." It went: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." In 1930 the comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, was rst published. In 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a "limited national emergency" in response to the outbreak of war in Europe. In 1941 the 900-day Siege of Leningrad by German forces began during World War II. In 1951 a peace treaty with Japan was signed by 49 nations in San Francisco. In 1985 Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds tied Ty Cobb's career record for hits, singling for hit number 4,191 during a game against the Cubs in Chicago.

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C6 Saturday, September 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Cathy HobbsTribune News ServiceWhen you think of mid-century modern, what comes to mind? Archi-tecture? Furniture?Midcentury modern is often used to describe a period in design centered around the middle of the 20th century. Clean, hard lines, brass finishes and solid hardwoods dominated, as did classic furniture pieces that are making a comeback. The beauty of midcen-tury modern design is the pieces are timeless, and they can be staple that won't go out of style.Looking for ways to incorporate midcentury modern decor? Here are some areas of the home and some furniture suggestions to infuse a midcentury modern feel and vibe. DINING AREASDining rooms are one of the main areas to easily incorporate aspects of midcentury modern decor.Don't know where to begin? Here are some basic elements. € Oval-shaped dining tables. Ovals are a classic shape in midcentury modern furniture, and they won't go out of style. € Lacquer finishes. Love it or hate it, lacquer is making a bold comeback, from kitchen cabinets to furniture. Whether you desire a glossy or more matte finish, lacquer is one way to infuse a mid-century modern vibe. € Classic midcentury modern dining chairs. There are so many different yet classic chair styles that help define the midcentury modern period. Don't be afraid to mix and match by pairing midcentury modern chairs with furniture from another period. For exam-ple, midcentury modern dining chairs look great with both glass tables as well as antiques. LIVING AREASLiving areas and other main social areas such as family rooms are key places to incorporate mid-century modern decor in different ways. € Shag rugs. Think soft and fluffy, solid col-ored and sleek. Shag rugs come in various thick-nesses and shapes and can help anchor and define a space. € Walnut and solid hardwood furniture. Easily identifiable and often associated with midcentury modern period furniture, walnut and hardwoods in rich, deep tones can add a classic and refined feel to nearly any space. € Tufted leather side chairs. Tufted furniture, including pieces made out of leather, are often associated with the midcentury modern period. Butterscotch, olive, white and black are leather colors often found on midcentury furniture pieces. Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at info@ cathyhobbs.com or visit www.cathyhobbs.com.How to bring a midcentury modern vibe to your homeA familiar dining table and chair serve as classic, yet modern pieces for this dining space. [DESIGN RECIPES] Tufted midcentury modern leather side chairs add a sense of re“ nement to this living space. [DESIGN RECIPES] Walnut and other woods are great foundation pieces when looking to achieve a midcentury modern look. [DESIGN RECIPES]