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LOCAL & STATE | A3HIGH MARKSLake superintendent gets strong evaluation from School Board LOCAL & STATE | A3LRMC DEBUTS SLEEK, HIGHTECH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SPORTS | B1JOINERS MONSTER SEASON DERAILED BY BROKEN LEG @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, September 11, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State .............A3 Health .....................A10 Opinion ....................A11 Weather ..................A12 Sports........................ B1 Comics ......................B6 Volume 142, Issue 254 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Kimberly Miller Gatehouse Media FloridaA year after Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys, the iconic island chain is open for business, beckoning tourists in search of candy-coated sunsets, tropical solace „ their lost shaker of salt.The sandal factories, shell worlds, and key lime stands advertise their colorful kitsch along the Overseas Highway that carries pilgrims to the promised land of sweet liba-tions and Hemingway lore.But scratch the surface of that coconut-scented veneer and a different side of Hurricane Irma recovery is revealed.A thread of Keys society „ musicians, artists, old-school Conchs and workaday Joes „ is unraveling.People whose grip on Eden was tenuous before Irma blew their homes apart are feeling it slip away entirely in the face of strict rebuilding codes that require raised structures for-tified to withstand Mother Natures worst.Its a unique dilemma in an archipelago where theres no easy commute to cheaper suburbs. In other parts of the state, a trailer home lost to Irma could be replaced with another trailer home, said Phillip Decker, regional team leader for the United Meth-odist Conference working on recovery efforts in Monroe Irma dashed Keys way of lifeAdventure Environmental crews clear debris from a canal in Marathon on Aug. 29. A federal grant provided $49.2 million „ $45.9 million for marine cleanup and $3.3 million for monitoring after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys, Sept. 10, 2017. [GREG LOVETT / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Old-school Conchs, artists and musicians lose a tenuous gripSee KEYS, A6By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@daily commercial.comTAVARES … It would be impossible to pick out a single video or photograph that sums up Irma, which dropped from a hurricane to a tropical storm by the time it smacked Lake County one year ago today. Would it show downed trees and power lines, flooding in Astor, empty grocery store shelves, cars lined up for gas, people in shelters or Umatilla ripped by a twister? It could be a big sign that says Whew!Ž And it could be filed under Lessons Learned.Ž Thomas Carpenter knows how bad it could have been. As the director of Lake Coun-tys Emergency Operations Center, he spends his time looking over his shoulder and looking ahead. Lake County has a builtin challenge, with 50,000 mobile homes. People need to be safe,Ž he said, and mobile homes are not the safest place, espe-cially the older ones, but there are 50,000 mobile homes here. That would mean that 75,000 to 100,000 people need to find shelter someplace else. We just dont have the room,Ž he said. Lake has 28 shelters, and the schools are great about open-ing their doors, Carpenter said. But I tell people youre only going to have 20 square feet of space. Youre better off finding someplace more comfortable. I joke and say, If youre having problems with your family, this may be the time to make amends.Ž About 4,200 people sought shelter during last years storm, including some new Floridians who left their con-ventionally built homes. You dont need to leave,Ž he told them. Evacuation is not always the best plan either. Our A year a er IrmaThe Umatilla Inn suffered damage from a tornado during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Roofers are still toiling to repair the damage, but it could have been worseSee IRMA, A5By Jennifer PeltzThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers.He ran through the 78th floor urging every-one to get out, thinking their skyscraper could be next. With transit hubs shut down, he couldnt get home to his family in suburban Westchester for hours. Among the dead were someone he knew from college and people he recognized Moving awaySee 9/11, A59/11 prompted some to begin new lives


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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. Sunday, Sept. 9 Fantasy 5: 1-2-12-27-30 Monday, Sept. 10 Pick 5 Afternoon: 8-7-0-9-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-6-1-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-0-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 7-8LOTTERY DATELINESSHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, CALIF. CHARLESTON, W.VA.Audit: West Virginia Supreme Court skirted pay lawA new legislative audit report says West Virginias Supreme Court skirted state law concern-ing pay for senior status judges.News outlets report the audit released last week found 10 senior-status judges were authorized overpayments. State law prohibits them from making more than active circuit judges. The audit said that to circumvent the law, Supreme Court officials began converting senior status judges from employees to independent contractors.The audit by the Legislative Auditors Office Post Audit Division also pegged renova-tions for Supreme Court offices between 2012 and 2016 at $3.4 million, including $1.9 million for the five justices chambers. ROMEHealth authorities investigate pneumonia outbreakHealth authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria „ including the one that causes Legionnaires disease „ inhaled from the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumo-nia that has afflicted nearly 150 people. Experts said Monday that a single contamination but spread out over several towns and villages in Brescia was likely responsible since the cases were mostly reported in a short timeframe, not the usual person-to-person transmis-sion that would drag out during a typical outbreak.At least two of the cases reportedly involved victims with Legionnaires disease „ a severe form of pneumonia that is usu-ally caused by inhaling droplets from a contaminated water source such as air conditioning systems or cooling towers.SACRAMENTO, CALIF.California aims to drop fossil fuels for electricity by 2045California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under leg-islation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the policy should serve as a model for other states and nations. Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approved the measure as he prepares to host a summit in San Francisco of climate change leaders from around the world starting Wednesday.The new law, along with an executive order Brown signed directing California to take as much carbon dioxide out of the air as it emits, represent the latest in a string of ambitious environ-mental initiatives as California seeks to fill a void left by Presi-dent Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and his efforts to boost the coal industry. The Associated PressVATICAN CITYBy Matthew Lee and Susannah GeorgeThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Pal-estinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investiga-tions against the U.S., Israel, or other allies. The moves are likely to harden Palestinian resistance to the U.S. role as a peace broker.The administration cited the refusal of Palestinian lead-ers to enter into peace talks with Israel as the reason for closing the Palestinian Liberation Organization office, although the U.S. has yet to present its plan to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians accused the administration of dismantling decades of U.S. engagement with them.Shortly after the State Department announcement, President Donald Trumps national security adviser, John Bolton, launched a broadside against The Hague-based International Criminal Court. Bolton declared that the ICC is already deadŽ to the U.S. He also threatened the court and its staff with sanctions if it proceeds with investigations into alleged war crimes by American troops in Afghanistan.The closure of the PLO office „ the latest in a series of moves targeting the Palestinians „ was centered on the fact that no direct and meaningful negotiations with IsraelŽ are underway despite previous warnings, the State Department said. It said the decision was also in line with U.S. law, a reflection of congressional concerns and consistent with U.S. policy to oppose and punish Palestinian attempts to bring Israel before the ICC.The administration had told the Palestinians last year that closure was a distinct possibil-ity unless they agreed to sit to down with the Israelis. It has yet to release its own much-vaunted but largely unknown peace plan although it said it still intends to do so.Instead of heeding the warning to resume talks, PLO leadership has condemned a U.S. peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. govern-ment with respect to peace efforts and otherwise,Ž State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a state-ment. As such, and reflecting congressional concerns, the administration has decided that the PLO office in Wash-ington will close at this point.ŽBolton followed up in his address to The Federalist Society, a conservative, Washington-based think tank.The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,Ž he said. The United States supports a direct and robust peace process, and we will not allow the ICC, or any other organization, to constrain Israels right to self-defense.ŽPalestinian official Saeb Erekat said the move was yet another affirmation of the Trump ad ministrations policy to collectively punish the Palestinian people, including by cutting financial support for humanitarian services including health and education.ŽThe Palestine Liberation Organization, commonly known as the PLO, formally represents all Palestinians. Although the U.S. does not recognize Palestinian state-hood, the PLO has maintained in Washington a general delegation office that facilitates Palestinian officials interactions with the U.S. government.The closure was just the latest move the administration has taken against the Palestinians and in favor of Israel. Just last month, it canceled more than $200 million in aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza as well as the remainder of its planned assistance for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees around the Middle East. Over the weekend, it announced it would cut $25 million in assistance for hospitals in east Jerusalem that provide critical care to Palestinian patients.Admin. orders closure of Palestinian o ceThis Nov. 18, 2017, photo shows the Washington of“ ce of the Palestine Liberation Organization. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]In this Friday photo, “ re “ ghters from Yocha Dehe Fire Department work together to put out a grass “ re along I-5 at Earl Sholes Memorial Bridge near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wild“ re roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed. [HUNG T. VU/THE RECORD SEARCHLIGHT VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]In this March 4, 2015, photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. The Vatican is preparing the necessary clari“ cationsŽ about accusations that top Vatican of“ cials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American ex-cardinal, Francis top advisers said Monday. [ROBERT FRANKLIN/SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS TAVARESSchool Board approves teacher pay raisesThe Lake County School Boardb on Monday approved a new contract with the Lake County Education Association, securing raises for all Lake teachers.The board and union spent more than a year in negotiations hammering out a contract that will be retroac-tive to 2017-18 and continues until 2020.The final agreement sets aside $5 million for the raises, as well as stipends and new rules about compensation for extracurricular duties.The Lake County Education Association ratified the con-tract internally Wednesday, with 89 percent of participat-ing members voting yes.Teachers in Lake County will receive raises of at least $1200, so long as they rate as effective,Ž or work on a grandfathered contract.ASTATULADeltona man killed in Lake County crashA Deltona man was killed Saturday night when he crashed his motorcycle in Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.According to troopers, 56-year-old John Neubauer struck a guardrail on County Road 448 and Sunset Court near Tavares at 9:15 p.m., said FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes.Neubauer was eastbound on County Road 448 when for unknown reasons he lost control of his motorcycle and struck the guardrail. He was thrown off his motorcycle and later died at Florida Hospital Waterman, Montes said.Investigating troopers are awaiting the results of an alcohol blood test on Neubauer and the crash remains under investigation, Montes said. NEW SMYRNA BEACH Beach Patrol: 1 drowns, 2 injured in rough surf Beach patrol officials said one man drowned in the rough waters off Central Floridas Atlantic Coast and two others were injured when large waves slammed them onto sandbars. Volusia County Ocean Rescue Capt. Andrew Etheridge told The Daytona Beach News-Journal that 64-yearold Steven Kolaczewski was unresponsive when crews reached him on Sunday after-noon. They pulled him from the surf and performed CPR but he was pronounced dead at a hospital. Etheridge said one person suffered a fractured arm when tossed by the wave into a sand-bar, while another had back and neck injuries. He said 13 people were pulled from the water. Officials are expecting surf conditions to worsen this week as Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. coastline. GAINESVILLE Deputies: Man accused of shooting, injuring ex-boss A North Florida man is accused of trying to kill his ex-boss. Alachua County Sheriffs spokesman Art Forgey said deputies arrested 34-year-old Carlos Gilberto Morales-Ser-rano on Saturday. Forgey said Morales-Ser-rano fired repeated shots at the owner of Bakery Mill and Deli in Gainesville early Saturday. The restaurant owner was shot once in the arm. The Gainesville Sun reported the owner drove around back of the restaurant and saw a vehi-cle driven by Morales-Serrano behind a neighboring business. The owner said the vehicle then drove up next to him and he told the former employee hed call law enforcement if he didnt leave. Thats when the shoot-ing started. Morales-Serrano is being held on a $1.2 million bail. An attor-ney isnt listed on jail records. Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida universities continued their academic climb in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings, placing five schools in the countrys top 100 public universities for the first time.The 2019 rankings, which were released Monday, included: € The University of Florida moved from No. 9 to No. 8 on the list, continuing its quest to become one of the top five public research universities. € Florida State University jumped seven spots to No. 26, just outside its goal of reaching the top 25 public universities. € The University of South Florida, recently designated by the state as a preeminentŽ research uni-versity, improved to No. 58, up 10 spots from last year. € The University of Central Florida was ranked Five Florida public universities crack top 100Students walk around the University of Florida campus on the “ rst day of fall classes in Gainesville. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See COLLEGE, A4By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Superintendent Diane Kornegay received her yearly evaluation from the Lake County School Board Monday night, scoring a 4.69 out of five and topping her previous rating.The ratings from the School Board are a part of an annual process to determine how the superintendent is performing and to decide if a new direction is in order.With this latest rating, the School Board voiced a resounding note of approval.Im thankful to the School Board and appreciate their support and guidance over this past year,Ž Kornegay said. Im honored to lead Lake and excited for what lies ahead for our children.ŽIt was the first time Kornegay had been graded on a full years work. Her first evaluation, delivered in Superintendent earns high marksLake County Schools Superintendent Diane Kornegay. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] School Board gives Kornegay a 4.69 out of 5 on annual evaluationBy Tom McNiff tommcniff@daily commercial.comLEESBURG … Leesburg Regional Medical Center christened its new, stateof-the-art emergency department Monday eve-ning, giving more than 200 guests the communitys first look at a $27 million project that has been several years in the making.I dont need to remind anyone about the state of healthcare and its impor-tance to the quality of life,Ž said Greg Lewis, chair-man of the LRMC board, in the spacious waiting room beneath a soaring atrium. A lot of businesses, when theyre looking to relocate to a new community, one of the things thy look at is healthcare, and were happy to be part of a health-care system that is forward looking at bringing this emergency department to the community.Ž The expansion will nearly double the size of the current emergency room, adding 48 patient beds along with a Fast Track unit that can accommodate pediatric patients, several trauma-sized rooms for critical care treatment, a spacious wait-ing room and atrium-like lobby.Where patients in some hospital emergency depart-ments get only the privacy afforded by a sheer curtain separating patient beds, the new emergency department at LRMC is stocked with pri-vate patient rooms bathed in warm colors and resembling small hotel suites more than traditional hospital rooms.It is a dramatic departure from the early days of the hospital, which debuted its modest emergency room with eight beds and one doctor in 1963.The project was necessi-tated, hospital officials say, by a significant increase in ER visits in recent years. Last year, the LRMC emer-gency department had 47,000 visits.A significant portion of the funding for the project came via an unusual Leesburg Regional debuts ERGreg Lewis, the chairman of the LRMC board, cuts the ribbon to christen the new emergency department with the help of Gail Gregg-Strimenos, the daughter of the late Browne Gregg, whose bequest to the hospital was instrumental in funding the project. [PHOTOS BY TOM MCNIFF / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Guests at the dedication of the new emergency department get a look at one of the state-of-the-art trauma rooms. New, 48-bed facility is state-of-the-art but elegantly appointedBy Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … The Florida Board of Gover-nors is ready to consider a $5.2 billion budget request for the state university system for next year, representing a 3.6 percent increase in spending and including $75 million in additional state performance funding. The proposal, which will be considered by the university-system board during a two-day meeting that begins Wednesday at New Col-lege of Florida, would increase state funding for the system by $183 million in the 2019-2020 budget year. Overall, it would include $3.2 billion in state funding, along with $1.96 billion in tuition and fees, although there would not be a tuition increase. The proposal would increase performance funding for the 12 universities to $655 million next budget year, up from $560 million this year. The overall $95 million increase would be a combination of money from the state and from the institutions. The budget would include $327.3 million in state performance funds, including the $75 mil-lion increase, along with $327.3 million in perfor-mance funds from the institutions. The funding is distrib-uted to the universities each year based on 10 measurements of per-formance by each of the institutions, including graduation rates, sala-ries of recent graduates, retention of students and student costs. New metrics include University system looks for funding boostSee BUDGET, A4 See EARNS, A4 See ER, A4


A4 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | IN MEMORY at No. 87, compared to No. 90 last year. € Florida International University recorded the largest statistical climb, reach-ing No. 100 among public research universities, up 22 spots from last year.In other U.S. News rankings, New College of Florida improved to No. 5 on the list of public liberal-arts colleges and improved 11 spots to No. 90 among all public and private liberal-arts schools.Florida A&M University was ranked No. 9 among public and private historically black colleges and universities, a decline from last years No. 6 ranking. The school was ranked second on the list of the top public HBCUs.The closely watched U.S. News rankings are based on 15 measurements aimed at evaluating the academic quality of the institutions. The measures include graduation rates, retention rates, class sizes, peer reputation and faculty resources.For the first time this year, the rankings included a social mobil-ityŽ factor that measures the performance of students who receive Pell Grants. The federal grants are awarded to students who have annual family incomes below $50,000, with most below $20,000.The performances of Pell students, who constituted 38 percent of the systemwide enrollment in Florida in the fall of 2016, was one of the factors that helped the state schools rise in the national rankings.Its largest impact may have been at Florida International, where more than 50 percent of students are on Pell grants. FIU was the only Florida school where the Pell students had a higher six-year graduation rate, 57 percent, compared to non-grant students, 56 percent.Our improvement demonstrates that our focus on student suc-cess „ timely graduation and preparation to take or create great jobs „ is making a difference for our students and their families,Ž FIU President Mark Rosenberg said.Florida State University reported a 77 percent six-year gradu-ation rate for its Pell students, ranking it No. 22 among public research universities.Thats the story of FSU,Ž Provost Sally McRorie said. We are creating an environment where everyone can suc-ceed because we provide the kinds of resources that can help people not only find their path but also provide them lots of support and challenges to be better.ŽThe University of Florida reported an 85 percent six-year gradu-ation rate for its Pell students, the highest in the system.The rise in the national rankings dovetails with efforts by the Legislature, with backing from Gov. Rick Scott, to increase funding for the university system, while keeping tuition low and expanding needand merit-based aid for students.At the same time, much of the new fund-ing is tied to performance standards, developed by the systems Board of Governors, including measuring graduation and student-retention rates, which are also key metrics for the U.S. News evaluation.One impact of the funding increases has been the ability of the universities to hire more faculty, which, in turn, helps reduce class sizes and increases research activity.The University of Florida has hired 100 new faculty through preeminenceŽ funding since 2013 and has hired another 200 faculty as part of an initiative announced last year, the school reported. In the U.S. News evaluation, UF has improved its student-to-faculty ratio from 20-1 to 19-1.The newest rankings are confirmation that we are making good choices and investing in the right places,Ž UF President Kent Fuchs said.Florida State Univer-sity had 240 new faculty members this fall and has improved its studentto-faculty ratio to 22-1, compared to 25-1 two years ago, the school reported.Although the U.S. News rankings have their critics, the annual report highlights performance trends over time.In the case of the University of South Florida, the reports have underscored a steady improvement, with the latest rankings showing an increase of 36 spots among public research universities over the last half-dozen years.USF is pleased to see significant gains in our national reputational scores,Ž said Ralph Wilcox, the USF provost and executive vice president. COLLEGEFrom Page A3 Harry Strickland HanesHarry Strickland Hanes, 93, of Leesburg, died Thursday September 6 2018. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. holding the 12 schools in the system to a fouryear graduation rate and rewarding schools that serve large numbers of economically disadvantaged students, reflected by those receiving federal Pell grants. The budget proposal would also increase fund-ing for the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program by $20 million, up from the current $91 million. The program is designed to help universities attract top-level faculty and researchers. The Board of Governors will also consider $30 million for a newly authorized initiative that is designed to identify and reward academic programs throughout the system that reflect national excellence.Ž The board is developing criteria to identify those programs and the proposal envisions a two-year pro-cess, where $30 million would be distributed in the first year, followed by another $30 million in the second year. The boards proposal includes some $28 million in projects related to indi-vidual schools, including $6.4 million for the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering and $12.4 million for Florida Gulf Coast University as part of a three-year plan to boost academic programs and research opportunities at the school. Those projects are only part of the $324.5 million in proposals advanced by the 12 schools for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which begins in July. If approved this week by the Board of Governors, the $5.2 billion proposal will be forwarded to the states new governor, who will take office in January, and the Legislature, which will begin its 2019 annual session in March. BUDGETFrom Page A3donation.F. Browne Gregg had built a small business empire in Leesburg in the 1970s by founding and building companies that mined, processed and sold rock, sand and cement to fuel Floridas building boom. Upon his death several years ago, Gregg left his entire company, Consolidated Minerals in Leesburg, to two institutions that were important to his family in his declining years, Leesburg Regional Medical Center and Cornerstone Hospice. Those institutions, in turn, sold the firm back to the employees of Consolidate Minerals in a deal that was closed in June. Officials have not disclosed the sale price. A chunk of the proceeds from the sale of the company was poured into the expansion of the hospitals emergency department.On Monday, the nurses, technicians, staff and doctors in white coats milled with guests and helped intro-duce them to the new hospital wing.This wont change our day,Ž said Navin Reddy, medical director for LRMCs emergency services. We come here every day to serve and to save lives. What it will change is your experience. Youre going to walk into a room and it will have four walls and a door and youll be able to have your family with you. What it will change is your level of comfort.ŽHospital officials say they expect to start wel-coming patients through the new wing next week. ERFrom Page A3the middle of August last year, was a first hundred daysŽ performance check.At that time, she received a 4.31.In comments attached to the numerical evaluations this year, Board members wrote pages of praise for Kornegay, noting often her tenacity and her ability to move the district toward a unified vision.I cannot even begin to describe the leaps and bounds the district expe-rienced this year due to the superintendents dil-igent commitment to her vision,Ž Dodd wrote in his evaluation. She is laser focused on her mantra of implementing sound instructional practice in every classroom, every day.ŽThe evaluation is also used to determine a portion of the superintendents compensation, and at a recent meeting, the board made the requirements for receiving those bonuses tougher.Kornegay supported raising the threshold from 2.5 to 3.0, and at the time, board members commented it was unlikely she would ever see such low numbers.The comments rang true, as Kornegays 4.69 qualifies her for the high-est possible bonus of $4,250, which requires at least a 4.5. EARNSFrom Page A3 Leesburg Regional Medical Center CEO Don Henderson welcomes guests to the dedication on Monday. [TOM MCNIFF / DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Jonathan DrewThe Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. „ Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.Communities along a stretch of coastline thats vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change prepared to evacuate the storm, which forecasters expect to be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. The South Carolina governor ordered the states entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 mil-lion people would flee. And Virginias governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas.The storms first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as dangerous rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway.For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other dangerous conditions.The storms potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.Airlines, including American and South-west, have started letting passengers change travel plans that take them into the hurricanes possible path.National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned that Florence was forecast to linger over the Carolinas once it reaches shore. People living well inland should prepare to lose power and endure flood-ing and other hazards, he warned.Its not just the coast,Ž Graham said. When you stall a system like this and it moves real slow, some of that rain-fall can extend well away from the center.ŽA warm ocean is the fuel that powers hurricanes, and Florence will be moving over waters where temperatures are peaking near 85 degrees (30 Celsius), hurricane specialist Eric Blake wrote. And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florences hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats.By 5 p.m. Monday, Florence was centered about 1,170 miles (1,880 kilometers) east-south-east of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tues-day and Wednesday and approach the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.Two other storms were spinning in the Atlantic. Hurricane Isaac was expected to lose strength as it reaches the Caribbean, and Helene, much far-ther out to sea, may veer northward into the open ocean as the 2018 hurri-cane season reaches its peak.In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia triggered warnings for multiple Hawaiian islands as it blew west toward an arrival over the state as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday.Preparations for Flor-ence were intensifying up and down the densely populated coast. Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Caro-lina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 mph winds, in 1954.The parking lot has been full for three days at the Ace Hardware store in coastal Calabash, North Carolina, where manager Tom Roberts said he sold 150 gas cans in two hours Monday, along with gen-erators, plywood, rope, manual can openers, sand bags and a plethora of other items.Ive been doing this since 1983,Ž Roberts said as he completed an order for another 18-wheeler full of supplies. This is the craziest one.ŽMany newcomers have moved to the coast in the nearly 19 years since the last strong hurricane „ Floyd „ threatened the area. Roberts said hes telling them to get out of town. Im telling them to go inland, but Im worried about the rain and torna-does too,Ž Roberts said.Several meteorologists said Florence could do what Hurricane Harvey did last year over Texas, dumping days of rain, although not quite as bad.I think this is very Harvey-esque,Ž said University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy. Normally, a landfalling tropical cyclone just keeps on going inland, gradually dissipating and raining itself out. But on rare occasions, the steering patterns can line up such that a storm slips into a dead zone between troughs and ridges.ŽOn North Carolinas Outer Banks, Dawn Farrow Taylor, 50, was gathering photos and important documents and filling prescriptions Monday before heading inland. She grew up on the island chain, and says this will be only the second time shes evacuated.Florence strengthens to Category 4Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence on Monday in Charleston, S.C. [GRACE BEAHM ALFORD/THE POST AND COURIER VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


from his commuter train.Feuerman had always seen himself as a New Yorker, but everything changed that day,Ž he says. Shaken by the experi-ence, the apparel broker and his wife put their home on the market weeks later. Within four months, they and their two small children moved to a gracious South Florida suburb they figured would be safer than New York.So it was until this past Valentines Day, when mass violence tore into Parkland, Florida, too.There really is no safe place,Ž says Feuerman, whose children sur-vived but lost friends in the massacre that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks prompted the Feuermans and an uncounted number of others to quietly move away from their lives near the hijacked-plane strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.Some sought a place where they could feel safe. Some placed a new importance on living near family. Others simply re-evaluated what they wanted from life.As the attacks 17th anniversary approaches, The Associated Press caught up with several people who left and asked: Have they found what they were looking for?IT REALLY MADE US HAVE A WAKE-UP CALLŽAbout 30 weeks a year, Scott Dacey drives from his home near New Bern, North Carolina, to Washington for a few days. The 350-mile (563-kilometer) trips are a price the federal lobbyist pays for peace of mind after Sept. 11.He and his wife, Jennifer, were rooted in Washington before the attacks. He was a former federal official lobbying on Native American and gaming issues. Shed grown up nearby, though her par-ents had moved to North Carolina.Then came the strike on the Pentagon, the paralyzing feeling of not knowing what might happen next, the weeks of watching military air-craft patrol around their suburban Virginia home. It really made us have a wake-up call: How do we want to live our lives?Ž Scott says. Do we want to be up here in this rat race of Washing-ton, D.C.?Ž Or raising kids somewhere that didnt feel so on-guard, somewhere closer to family in times of crisis?The choice wasnt simple, particularly for a lobbyist. The couples 2002 move to the New Bern suburb of Trent Woods meant extra costs, including a Washington apartment and a then-advanced phone system to make sure Scott wouldnt miss clients calls to his office there. Jennifer, already a lawyer, had to take a second bar exam in North Carolina.Friends suggested the Daceys were overreacting. And it was an adjustment, going from career-focused, on-the-go Washington to the gentler pace of eastern North Carolina. | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 A5 9/11From Page A1 mantra for the past few years has been to evacuate tens of miles, not hundreds of miles, but with Irma, as big and as powerful as it was, and with shifts in the forecastƒ we saw a lot of folks, and at the same time, a lot of folks in Florida were watching what was going on in Texas with Harvey.Ž About 3 million residents fled South Florida … unnecessarily, as it turns out … turning highways into parking lots and causing a gasoline shortage. Long lines formed at convenience stores, including one in Tavares, where drivers got into a fist fight. Houston, he pointed out, cant deal well with flooding, so its a different situation. However, Florida has had a lot of rain recently. Astor, on the St. Johns River, is currently at the action stage,Ž which is just below the flooding stage. Its at the point where people should start paying attention,Ž said Peggy Glitto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Some low-lying yards and streets are showing signs of minor flooding. Fortunately, the people in Astor are familiar with this, Carpenter said. Astor residents didnt even leave their homes to go to a shel-ter in Grand Island when the river rose 4.43 feet above normal. The record was 4.62 in 1933. It took weeks for the water to recede. But a major storm that might hit the area directly or stall nearby and dump a lot of rainfall would be a major problem. Theres nowhere for the water to go,Ž Carpenter said. Thats the way it is all over Central Florida.Ž Like Carpenter, Leesburg City Manager Al Minner always thinks in terms of improving communication. The city sells electricity to 25,000 customers. About 16,000 of those customers lost power during the storm, but the city was about to restore power within 72 hours. All in all, we did really well,Ž Minner said. One thing he wants to do, however, is to improve communication with one of its electric providers, Duke Energy. Duke Energy is now focused on the Carolinas, where the majority of its customers live, and where Hurricane Florence could make landfall by Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Other storms are also brewing in the Atlantic. Despite the extreme diffi-culties of maintaining lines of communication during a major storm, Leesburg did step in and help residents of the Country Life Mobile Home Park on County Road 33, when its generator failed and its lift station could not prevent a major spill of raw sewage. It was private property, but they stepped up,Ž Carpenter said. Then, there is FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, which has gotten a lot of criticism in the years following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. FEMA said in June that it had paid $36 million to businesses and individuals in the county for Irma damages, but the county government was still look-ing for $7 million to $8 million. Asked how much the Leesburg city government received, Minner laughed and said, Not a penny.Ž The city had enough reserves to handle the expenses. It had an effect in the county, however, when county commissioners had to turn down the sheriffs $9.8 million budget hike request. He wanted to hire 28 more deputies. Like Leesburg, the county had not received any of the money it expected to get from FEMA. Homeowners and businesses are still recovering, mostly from roof damage, said Carey Baker, Lakes property appraiser. Legitimate roofers like us are about a year behind,Ž said Cheryl Reisman, part owner of Eustis Roofing Co. Law enforcement officers have arrested some unlicensed contractors for scamming homeowners. The longtime Eustis company deploys six crews a day and faces a backlog of about 460 jobs, she said. We dont have people living under a leaking roof,Ž she said, nor does she recommend a blue tarp as a long-term solution. Her crews make temporary repairs, then come back for the finished job. Like everyone else, she says planning is everything. Dont wait until your roof needs to be replaced to have it inspected, she said. Tree branches, even squirrels can damage your roof, she said. Planning is good but nature is unpredictable and can be deadly. The Ground Hog Dog Day tornadoes of 2007 appeared suddenly, like a thief in the night in Lady Lake and Lack Mack, exploded as EF-3 storms, killed 21 people and disappeared within minutes. More than 365 homes were damaged, 165 destroyed. It was the equivalent of two Category 4 hurricanes, Carpenter said. Irma, by comparison, destroyed 10 houses, and no one died. IRMAFrom Page A1Lake County Emergency Management Director Thomas Carpenter notes that it would be impossible to shelter the residents of the 50,000-plus mobile homes here if a strong hurricane took aim at Central Florida. [FRANK STANFIELD / DAILY COMMERCIAL]


A6 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comCounty.On Avenue G in Big Pine Key, fourth-generation Conch Mary Grimes ponders how shell replace her ruined 60s-era trailer with a stilt palace of concrete.The 74-year-old has six months to figure it out. March marks the end of FEMAs Direct Tempo-rary Housing Assistance „ 18 months since Irmas Sept. 10, 2017, landfall.We are trying with everything we can to stay,Ž said Grimes, whose $50,000 in insurance paid off her mortgage but is not enough to rebuild. I dont know how I feel a year after Irma. I dont know how to put it into words. This is my home, but right now, Im not permanent anywhere.ŽIrmas year anniver-sary is a frustrating time for Keys residents still struggling. They want the world to know tourism is back „ their very livelihoods depend on it. They also want it known the person serv-ing you fish tacos may be going home to a FEMA trailer and an uncertain future.Sometimes Im walking the dog and Ill hear a tourist say, Oh, they didnt get hit very hard, everything looks fine, and I just want to scream,Ž said Stephanie Kaple, executive director of the Florida Keys Out-reach Coalition. Not all wounds can be seen from the outside.Ž Or from Duval Street. A storm for the record booksHurricane Irma was born out of a tropical wave that left Africa Aug. 27, 2017. The carousel of rapid-fire thunderstorms took just two days to whip into a major hurricane over the spa-warm waters of the Atlantic, a strengthening called remarkableŽ by National Hurricane Center experts.Irmas 80-mph gain in wind speed over a 48-hour period is a rate achieved by only about 1 in 30 Atlantic tropical cyclones.As a trembling Florida watched, Irma cut a path through the Caribbean like a lawn mower, running over Barbuda, St. Martin, Virgin Gorda and Little Inagua in the Baha-mas as a raging Category 5 cyclone with winds maxing out at 178 mph.Irma maintained Category 5 strength for a stunning 60 consecutive hours „ earning it second place for Cat 5 longevity behind the 1932 Cuba Hurricanes 72-hour record.You just had that very long buildup with Irma,Ž said Michael Brennan, hurricane spe-cialist branch chief at the National Hurricane Center. It formed just about as far east as it can form in the Atlantic basin, and there was stark visual evidence of what it did to Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands.ŽSatellite images showed once lush tropi-cal paradises scoured brown by windburn.Everyone was very hurricane aware,Ž Bren-nan said.Fearing a loss in com-munications at its Florida International University bunker, the National Hurricane Center sent two meteorologists to the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Md., where they took over forecasting hurri-canes Katia and Jose.They were among an estimated 6.8 million Floridians who fled Irma as subtle shifts in the storms path sent people rushing to the west coast, then north in 20-hour treks to Georgia. Brennans family went to St. Augustine, but he was still restless. The forecast weighs heavy when peoples lives are at stake. He startled awake subconsciously every morning around 2 a.m. to check the latest computer guidance.I remember finally falling asleep one night and then the alert went off on my phone when we issued the hurricane warning for South Flor-ida,Ž Brennan said.That was 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.Fifty-eight hours later on Sept. 10, Irma made its first Florida landfall on Cudjoe Key at 9 a.m. with 132-mph, Cat 4 winds.Irma made a second landfall near Marco Island at 3:30 p.m. with 115-mph, Cat 3 winds. Strongest winds not always at landfallWhile Irmas eye crossed at Cudjoe Key, the highest wind speed reported in the island chain by an automated station was a 120-mph gust 10 miles east on Big Pine Key. Damage surveys indicate wind gusts on Big Pine were as high as 160 mph, according to the National Weather Service.Grimes blue-trimmed trailer still sits on her Avenue G lot, but is too damaged to live in after storm surge pushed a wave of waist-high water through it. She lived in a FEMA trailer in her front yard for nearly a year, but was moved into a FEMA-funded apart-ment in August where she was recently trying to set up her printer to write a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson about her dilemma.Shes waiting on permits to demolish her trailer, but at 74, she doesnt think she can afford a mortgage. She estimates it would cost more than $200,000 to build a raised modular home.Its difficult to main-tain what you had when there are billionaires coming down and dis-placing us,Ž Grimes said.Her Avenue G neighbor Christine King, 55, had the roof ripped from the trailer she bought only the year before Irmas maelstrom. Two walls collapsed. Her belongings were strewn across the neighborhood, her refrigerator lost to the surge.No matter what kind of damage you had, you came home to a smelly refrigerator because of no electricity, but mine was totally gone, so that was kind of nice,Ž said a tie-dye clad King, who is living in a Sport-Trek travel trailer FEMA plopped on her property. I couldnt get over the power of nature. My stuff was everywhere, but Im still here.ŽFour blocks east, 16 FEMA trailers line up like Tic Tacs on a lot at Avenue C and Fifth Street.The one with the American flag out front is where 62-year-old William Sasser was relo-cated after an Australian pine crushed his Stock Island trailer to its foun-dation during the storm. He bought the trailer in 1989 and was paying $850-a-month for a spot on a canal where he eeked out a living paint-ing images of Key West landmarks, sunsets and beach scenes for tourists.Sasser said his nickname is the South-ernmost artist.Ž He has aspirations of painting more than palm trees on 8-by-11 canvases, but those are on hold. For now, he searches for a place to live and meets with a FEMA representa-tive monthly who gauges his progress in finding a permanent home. If his efforts arent considered enough, he can be kicked out.The worst part is not having any type of secu-rity or knowing where you will go,Ž Sasser said. The Keys have changed. They want a rich mans paradise now.Ž Sasser said he was told in late August he wasnt actively pursuingŽ a permanent residence. He was given 15 days to move.Tell FEMA to get off our backs and let the program run for the 18 months,Ž he said. They are instilling angst, fear and anxiety in people who went through a catastrophe.ŽAlberto Pillot, a FEMA spokesman in Florida, said 104 families remain in travel trailers in the Keys. About $66 million in FEMA grants were given to Monroe County residents for rent, home repair and other housing-related needs.According to the non-profit Florida Keys Community Land Trust, which is building tiny stilt homes to provide affordable rental hous-ing, more than 7 percent of the housing stock in the Keys was destroyed.Weve lost about 4,000 homes, either to total destruction or substantial damage,Ž said George Neugent, a Monroe County Commissioner. A lot of people think we have recovered and everything is fine and dandy, but thats just not the case.ŽNeugent notes teachers, police officers, bus drivers and healthcare workers are also suffering from a lack of affordable housing and some busi-nesses remain shuttered. In Marathon, the Burger King, IHOP and Wendys are all still closed. Islam-oradas Islander Resort is scheduled to open this fall.Were still here, were still standing,Ž Kaple said. But were not better, and the truth is, well never be what we were.Ž KEYSFrom Page A1Artist William Sasser holds one of his paintings outside a FEMA trailer he is staying in Big Pine Key on Aug. 28. Hurricane Irma toppled a tree onto his trailer, Sept. 10, 2017. Sasser was told in late August he wasnt doing enough to actively pursue a permanent residence. He was given 15 days to move. [PHOTOS BY GREG LOVETT / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Property for sale on Big Pine Key is shown on Aug. 29. Many long-time Keys residents are struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Irma blasted the area on Sept. 10, 2017.

PAGE 7 | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 A7By Christian DavenportThe Washington PostWASHINGTON „ The constant creep of corporate America into all aspects of everyday life „ from the Allstate Sugar Bowl to Minute Maid Park „ may soon con-quer a new frontier. The final frontier.NASAs administrator Jim Bridenstine has directed the space agency to look at boost-ing its brand by selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft and allowing its astronauts to appear in commercials and on cereal boxes, as if they were celebrity athletes.While officials stress that nothing has been decided, the idea could mark a giant cultural leap for the taxpayer-funded government agency and could run into ethics regulations that prevent government officials from using public office for private gain.NASA has steadfastly stayed away from endorsing any particular product or company „ even going so far as to call the M&Ms astronauts gobble in space candy-coated chocolatesŽ for fear of even appearing to favor one brand of candy. But during a recent meeting of a NASA advisory council, Bridenstine announced he was standing up a committee to examine what he called the provocative ques-tionsŽ of turning its rockets into corporate billboards the way advertisements decorate NASCAR racecars.Is it possible for NASA to offset some of its costs by selling the naming rights to its spacecraft, or the naming rights to its rockets,Ž Briden-stine said. Im telling you there is interest in that right now. The question is: Is it possible? The answer is: I dont know, but we want somebody to give us advice on whether it is.ŽHe also said he wanted astronauts to be not only more accessible to journalists but even to participate in mar-keting opportunities to boost their brands and that of the space agency. Id like to see kids growing up, instead of maybe wanting to be like a professional sports star, Id like to see them grow up wanting to be a NASA astronaut, or a NASA scientist,Ž he said. Id like to see, maybe one day, NASA astronauts on the cover of a cereal box, embedded into the American culture.ŽThe effort is part of a broader effort to generate more private-sector involve-ment in low Earth orbit. NASA already relies on companies to fly cargo to the space station „ and is already on path to relying on companies to deliver crew. The White House has also said it would like to end direct funding for the International Space Sta-tion, and turn over operations of the orbiting laboratory to a private entity. Meanwhile, there are other companies looking to develop their own commercial space stations. And the White House is working to ease regulations to promote private-sector growth.As NASA looks toward the future of private-sector space stations, its vital to explore these kinds of inno-vative commercial concepts to ensure that the U.S. maintains an ongoing presence is low Earth orbit,Ž said Mike Gold, the chairman of the new NASA committee.That idea to privatize the International Space Station has run into opposition from Congress, who said the United States shouldnt cede control of an asset that it has invested nearly $100 billion in.Likewise, the idea to sell naming rights, or have astro-nauts appear in commercials, was met with skepticism from many NASA experts. Scott Kelly, the former NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space, said in an email to The Washington Post that it would be a dramatic shift from the rules prohibiting government officials from using their public office for private gain,Ž he wrote. But I guess this is the world we live in now. Michael Lopez-Alegria, also a former NASA astronaut, said that by endorsing products, NASA could end up competing against a growing commercial sector that is trying to open up space for the masses.Why NASAs next rockets may say Budweiser on side



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Technology com-panies recovered some of their steep losses from last week.Transportation and other industrial companies continued their recent rally and retailers like Nike, Home Depot and Walmart all climbed. While technology compa-nies rose overall, Apple fell after saying a new round of bigger U.S. tariffs could push it to raise prices.CBS slipped after it announced the depar-ture of longtime CEO Les Moonves, and Alibaba skidded after the big Chi-nese internet retailer said co-founder Jack Ma will step down as chairman in 2019.The European Unions chief negotiator said the bloc might be able to reach a deal with Britain by early November. The British pound jumped.Investors expect the U.S. to put new tariffs on Chinese imports soon. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell again Monday after President Donald Trump again threatened to tax almost everything the U.S. imports from China. The index has tumbled almost 20 percent since late January as the dispute has escalated.Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab, said investors feel China has much more to lose in the conflict than the U.S. does, as it exports much more to the U.S. than it imports from it.If Chinese businesses and Chinese consumers get uncomfortable with this whole battle, they get nervous and they get ten-tative,Ž he said. When people do that, they stop spending.ŽStocks break losing streakBy Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ China on Monday promised retalia-tion if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties.The threat came after Trump said Friday he was considering extending penalties to an additional $267 billion of Chinese products in their battle over Beijings technology policy. That would be on top of $50 billion of goods already hit by 25 per-cent duties and another $200 billion on which Washington is poised to raise tariffs.If the United States insists on imposing another round of tariffs on Chinese products, China will definitely take countermeasures to safe-guard its legitimate rights and interests,Ž foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.Geng gave no details, but the government said in June it would impose unspecified comprehensive measuresŽ if necessary. That left Ameri-can companies on edge about whether Beijing might use its control over the heavily reg-ulated economy to disrupt their operations by with-holding licenses or launching tax, anti-monopoly or other investigations.China matched Washing-tons first round of tariff hikes on $50 billion of its goods, but their lopsided trade balance means Beijing is running out of imports for retaliation. The United States imported $3 of Chinese goods last year for every $1 of American goods bought by China.Chinese leaders agreed in May to narrow that trade gap by purchasing more American soybeans and other products. But they reject Trumps demand to roll back official industry plans such as Made in China 2025,Ž which calls for state-led creation of global champions in robot-ics, artificial intelligence and other technologies.China promises retaliation if US imposes more tari sBRIEFCASEWASHINGTONFord: Hatchback wont be made in US despite tweetFord wont be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China „ despite President Donald Trumps claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America.Citing Trumps new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America.Trump took to Twitter Sunday to declare victory and write: This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!ŽBut in a statement Sunday, Ford said it would not be prof-itable to build the Focus Active in the U.S.Ž given forecast yearly sales below 50,000.WASHINGTONUS consumer borrowing up strong $16.6B in JulyAmericans increased their borrowing in July at nearly double the pace of the previous month, evidence that confident consumers are willing to take on more debt to support their spending.The Federal Reserve reported Monday that consumer debt rose by a seasonally adjusted $16.6 billion in July, up sharply from a gain of $8.5 billion in June.The category that includes credit cards rose by $1.3 billion after shrinking by $1.2 billion in June.BRUSSELSUS, EU aim to ease some trade barriers by Nov.U.S. trade officials say they hope to reach an agreement with the European Union on lifting some technical barriers to trade between the two powers by November.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizers office said Monday that we hope for an early har-vest in the area of technical barriers to trade,Ž following talks with EU Trade Commis-sioner Cecilia Malmstrom.Malmstrom has expressed hopes of clinching a limited trade agreement focused on tariffs on goods only.ŽBILLINGS, MONT.Tribes: Trump illegally OKd oil pipeline from Canada Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction.Attorneys for the Rosebud Sioux tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Reservation asked U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana, to rescind the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, issued last year by the U.S. State Department.The tribes argue President Donald Trump brushed aside their rights and put their mem-bers at risk when he reversed President Barack Obamas rejection of the $8 billion Trans-Canada Corp. project. The Associated PressOn Sunday, CBS said longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the networks longtime leader surfaced. [CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP] By Mae AndersonThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves wont likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon.Moonves was ousted Sunday, just hours after the New Yorker detailed more sexual misconduct allegations against him. A dozen women have alleged mistreatment, including forced oral sex, groping and retaliation if they resisted him. CBS is on the hook for $120 million in severance if its investigation, being con-ducted by two outside law firms, finds no evidence of wrongdoing. Moonves has denied wrongdoing.CBS also shook up its board and settled a larger fight with its parent com-pany, National Amusements Inc. As part of the settle-ment, National Amusements agreed not to push for a merger between CBS and sibling company Viacom for at least two years. As CEO, Moonves had opposed such a merger on grounds CBS was doing well, while Viacom was not.The network was struggling when Moonves took over as entertainment chief in 1995. He quickly turned things around and churned out shows appealing to the older, more tradition-bound CBS audience „ broadappeal sitcoms such as Two and a Half MenŽ and The Big Bang TheoryŽ and procedural dramas such as CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationŽ and NCIS.Ž SurvivorŽ was an early reality show hit, and con-tinues to this day. Moonves became CEO of CBS Televi-sion in 1998 and CEO of the newly created CBS Corp. in 2006 after it split from Viacom.Moonves temporary replacement, Chief Operat-ing Officer Joseph Ianniello, has steered top projects such as stand-alone streaming services for CBS and the Showtime cable channel. But he doesnt have a creative or sales background, which might make him an awkward long-term leader for the company.For now, Ianniello is unlikely to make drastic changes in programming, particularly since CBS formula has been working. Programming changes could be more substantial if CBS chooses someone outside the company as a permanent replacement.B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett said CBS could remain successful without Moonves. He noted the continued suc-cess of other networks that have lost top executives to sexual misconduct claims, including Roger Ailes and Bill OReilly at Fox News and Matt Lauer at NBC News.Strong performance can continue even when a vaunted, tainted star departs,Ž Crockett said. These groups have deep talent pools.ŽA broader question is whether CBS will remain standalone company at all.Eye of the beholderAfter Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape


A10 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | AGINGTECHTHAT CANHELPHeresafewof theinnovative technologies thatarehelping agingboomers stayindependent, accordingto Consumer Cellular: Seniorscan beleout ofthefamily communications loop.Fillthat gapwitha touchscreenbasedtabletwith simpliedapps. Wearabledevices thatmonitor andtrackhealth cansummon helpinarange ofemergency situations. Automatedpill counterscanhelp withfollowing medication regimens. ENVIRONMENTGREENERY BENEFITSHereareafew wayswellmanaged landscapesoer tremendous benetsforthe environment, according toLoveYour Greenery, includinggrass, catchdust,smoke particlesand otherpollutants tomaketheair youbreathe fresherand cleaner. Well-maintained yardsandlawns helpprevent soilerosionand unwantedruno intonearbylakes, streamsand rivers. PESTICIDESKEEPYOUR KIDSSAFETominimize yourchildrens contactwith toxicpersistent pesticides, considerthese suggestions: Servecertied organicfoods produced withouttheuse ofpesticides, antibioticsor fertilizersand preservatives. Monitor pesticideuse whereyour childrenplaylike sportseldsand parks. Brandpoint HEALTHTODAYSWORKOUTPlankcomboworkscore,upperandlowerbody ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNowThereisjustsomething aboutaplank.Itsone ofthoseexercisesthat hitsalittlebitofeverything andcanbeincorporated intojustaboutanychoice ofroutineaswell. And,thebestpart,there aresomanyvariationsthat peopleofanyleveloffitnesscanperformone. Ourmovetodayisa plankcombo.Wewillbe addinganankletouch withtheoriginalmove. Allyouneedis aflatsurface. Thiscombowillbeworkingyourupperbody,your coreandyourlowerbody. Beginthismoveon thefloor.Startingonall fours,handsandknees, squareyourbodyand engageyourcore. Extendyourlegsout ontoyourtoes,dropping yourrearenddown,rotatinginthehips,andpressingyournavalupward (alltogetadeepcontractioninthemidsection). Nowitstimeto addtheankletap. Proceedtoliftthehips upward,andpushback ontothefeet.Thentake yourleftarmandreach towardyourrightankle. Thisiswherebalanceand flexibilitywillcomein. Youmaybeabletoactuallytouchyourankle,or justreachforit.Once yougiveityourbesteffort; returntotheplankposition. Then,immediately giveitagoontheoppositeside.Shootforat leastfiveoneachside, foratleastthreesets. Ifyouchoosetostay onyourkneesforthis exercise,thenyouwill obviouslyreachforyour kneesinsteadofankles.If youfindyourabilitylevel somewhereinthemiddle, shootforafewonyourtoes andafewonyourknees. Withthisbeingatotalbodymovement,itsgreat toperformonitsown,on thego,ormixedinwithany otherroutineyouhave. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinatoratFontaine-Gills YMCAinLakeland, Florida,canbereached MarloAllevadoes anankletouch/ plankcombo.[SCOTT WHEELER/THELEDGER] ByAnaB.IbarraKaiserHealthNewsBynow,manyparentsknow kidsarevapingsweetsmellingtobaccooften usingdevicesthatlook deceptivelylikepensorflashdrives. Andmostparentsarehiptotheprevalenceofunderagemarijuanause. Nowcomesacomboofthetwo: vapingpot.Expertsandeducatorssay youngpeopleareonceagainone stepaheadoftheadultsintheirlives, experimentingwiththisnewand moreheadywaytoconsumeweed. Itsonlyamatteroftimebefore adolescentsarevapingnicotine andpotinequalmeasure,saidMila Vascones-Gatski,asubstanceabuse counseloratArlingtonPublicSchools inVirginia.Anythinginliquidform cangointoavape,andthatsscary. Surveysprovideasnapshotoftheproblem. AmongCaliforniahighschoolstudentswhohaveusedanelectronic smokingdevice,27percentsaidthey useditwithsomeformofcannabis, accordingtoareportbythestate DepartmentofPublicHealth,based on2016data,thelatestavailable. Nationally,amonghighschool seniorswhoreportedusingavaping deviceinthepastyear,11percentsaid theyhadvapedcannabis,accordingtoa2017surveybytheNational InstituteonDrugAbuseandthe UniversityofMichigan.Morethan halfsaidtheyvapedjustflavoring andabout33percentsaidnicotine. Controversialandconcentrated TheCaliforniaDepartmentofPublic Healthsaysresearchersdonotfully understandhowusingcannabisoils andwaxeswithvapesaffectshealth. Whattheydoknowisthatvaporized cannabiscancontainalotmoreTHC, thecannabisingredientresponsible forpsychoactiveeffectssuchasanxietyandparanoia. Whenyoumakeitintoanoilor wax,the[THC]concentrationcanbe veryhigh,Vascones-Gatskisaid. Thisiswhenpsychoticsymptomsare intensified. Recreationalmarijuanauseisillegalamongchildreninallstates.In California,suchusewaslegalizedfor adults21andolderbeginningthisyear. Criticsarguethechangecouldmake potmoreaccessibletoyoungpeople, althoughresearcherssayitistooearly totell. Meanwhile,asvapingbecomesmore popularandsociallyacceptable,more youngpeopleareboundtotrypotin thisform,saidStantonGlantz,professorofmedicineanddirectorofthe CenterforTobaccoControlResearch andEducationatUniversityofCalifornia-SanFrancisco. Youarestartingtoseethemuch moreaggressivepushforflavorsin thecannabisliquids,hesaid. Somepopularcannabisoilflavorsincludemint,jasmine,banana smoothie,pumpkinspiceandgummy fish,accordingtoindustrysites. Evenifthecannabisindustrysaysits targetisnotyouth,thereisnodenying fruitysmellsattractkids,Glantzsaid. Acallformoreregulation Someexpertssaythedangersof potvapingamongkidsarereceiving lessattentionthantheyshould,and thatthevapingindustryneedsmore regulation. Schoolstellusthattobaccopreventionisimportant,butwereally needsomethingonmarijuana,said RyanCrowdis,withtheTobacco-Use PreventionEducationprogramatthe OrangeCountyDepartmentofEducation.Theproblemisourhandsare tiedbecauseourfundingcomesfrom thetobaccotaxrevenue,sothats whatwehavetofocuson. TheCaliforniaDepartmentofEducationsaiditexpectstoreceivefundingfromProposition64,theballot measurethatlegalizedrecreational pot,inthe2019-20budgettohelp fundeducationandawarenessaround youthuseofmarijuana. Industryrepresentativesdeny tryingtoappealtoyouths.Innoway, shapeorformdoIseebrandstrying toingratiatechildrenorunderage users.Theresplentyofbusinessinthe adultmarket,saidFarleyCahen,the founderandCEOofElevatedAgency, whichdoesmarketingforcannabis companies. CahensaidtheCalifornialawlegalizingrecreationalpotforadultscame withstrictpackagingregulationsthat prohibitlanguageorwrappingthat couldbeattractivetochildren. Someofthefruitysmellsinsome cannabisoilscomefromthemanipulationofterpenes,thecompound responsiblefortheplantsaroma,he explained.Buthesaidthatflavorings areinnowaypromotedlikecandylikenicotinejuices. BythenumbersAdolescentssaysvapingdevicesare easytoget,with78.2percentof12thgradersreportingtheycouldgetadevice fairlyorveryeasily,rankingslightly behindmarijuana(79.8percent)and alcohol(87.1percent)andjustaheadof cigarettes(77.9percent). Teensarenotalwaysawarewhatsin thesedevicesasmanufacturersdont havetoreporte-cigingredients.66.0 percentsayitsjustavoring,13.7percent dontknow,13.2percentsaynicotine,5.8 percentsaymarijuana,and1.3percent sayother.MonitoringtheFutureSurvey teendruguseandbehaviorsurvey, NationalInstituteonDrugAbuse andUniversityofMichigan,https:// trends-statistics/monitoring-future VISUALHUNT Savvyteens hackingdevices toinhalecannabis POT VAPING:

PAGE 11 | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 A11 Its September in an election year in Florida, and suddenly everybody cares about water. GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis and his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum both cite water and the environment as top issues. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, both claim credit for Everglades restoration and cleanup efforts in the Indian River Lagoon. But which candidates really have a track record to back their talk? And where are the details of their plans to secure Floridas water supply and protect the lakes, rivers and coastline that form such an integral part of our quality of life? These are the questions voters should be asking. The urgency of these issues extends beyond the top of the ballot to legislative and even local races, and transcends partisanship. The states water supply is crucial to our future. The threat is immediate, as seen in the headlinegrabbing algae blooms and the devastating red tide thats killing sea life „ including manatees and fish „ along the Gulf coast. But its also long-term. Florida threats that dont grab as much attention but pose just as much danger to the states economic and environmental future. One of the biggest hazards is the stress being placed on the Floridan aquifer, the vast network of underground caves that hold the states freshwater drinking supply. Sea level rise, pollution and overconsumption are all taking their toll, putting access to relatively inexpensive water in jeopardy. This, in turn, puts Floridas future „ which is heavily reliant on growth „ at risk. Over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of task forces and reports outlining the magnitude of the problem. Whats been missing is action commensurate with the threat. And while some of the needed changes are behavioral „ for example, convincing Floridians they dont need heavy applications of fertilizer to maintain green lawns „ others will be expensive. One of the major threats to the underground water supply: Failing septic systems that could number in the hundreds of thousands, leaching pollutants like nitrogen into the water supply. The effects can be seen in the water that bubbles in Floridas freshwater springs. Recently, plans to protect and restore major springs were put on hold after being criticized as woefully inadequate and riddled with errors. But even in their current state, these plans carry a collective price tag in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The springs are harbingers of the aquifers health. As they falter, officials across the state will face the prospect of municipal well fields succumbing to contamination and salt-water intrusion. The other big challenge: Sea level rise. People can argue about the cause, but the impacts are already manifesting. South Florida is seeing significant flooding problems in areas that never flooded before, and Miami-Dade voters approved a $400 million tax increase last year to begin to deal with the impacts. Higher coastal areas like Volusia and Flagler counties have a little more time, but not much. New Smyrna Beach residents along the Halifax River have already seen waters rise to levels not seen in the past. A 2014 study estimates that the state might need more than $1 trillion in projects by 2100 to cope with rising seas. Its a daunting prospect „ especially when combined with other major challenges facing Florida, including education, health care and public safety. But Florida voters cant afford to let candidates dodge water issues with platitudes. They need to know what solutions the candidates support „ and how they plan to pay for them. Examine candidates records, and see if they are prepared to match their talk with action. The Daytona Beach News JournalOUR OPINIONGet past platitudes on water supply ANOTHER OPINION Seventeen years ago today, the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 that went down in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, brought our country together „ first in shock and disbelief, and soon after in grief, and then with a common purpose. That purpose, while easily forgotten in a time of relative peace, was fresh in the minds of Americans in the days and weeks following 9/11. As President George W. Bush said in his Oct. 8, 2001, address to the nation, Since Sept. 11, an entire generation of young Americans has gained new understanding of the value of freedom and its cost in duty and in sacrifice.Ž Now, 17 years later, a lifetime for many young Americans, we look back on the cost of three wars „ one in Afghanistan, which continues to this day; another in Iraq that officially came to an end in December 2011; and a third that takes place with the assistance of our allies whenever and wherever terrorists plot to dismantle the architecture of liberal democracy and claim innocent lives. Since 9/11, the cost in duty and in sacrificeŽ has been steep. As we wrote this Memorial Day, More than 2.7 million Americans have deployed since 9/11 in support of the global war on terrorism, the longest war in our nations history. And among them, close to 7,000 men and women in uniform have given their lives safeguarding democracy at home and abroad.Ž On Tuesday, as the names of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children from more than 90 countries who perished on 9/11 are read aloud, our thoughts and prayers will be with the victims families. But our thoughts and prayers also will be with the thousands of military families who lost family members „ son or daughter, wife or husband, mother or father „ in the long struggle to defend freedom. At the same time, we want to acknowledge the brave men and women „ the veterans of our post-9/11 wars „ who have returned from foreign soil and are adjusting to civilian life. Many carry the physical wounds of war „ an amputated limb or traumatic brain injury. Others suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. As a nation, we need to do a better job of recognizing and addressing these mental illnesses, and making sure our veterans get the health care and job opportunities they deserve. As Bush said in his 2017 book, Portraits of Courage, It was courageous to volunteer in the face of danger, and its just as courageous to talk about the invisible wounds of war.Ž In Dallas, the Bush Institute has partnered with businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to help post-9/11 veterans make the often difficult transition to civilian life, find meaningful work and heal the invisible wounds of war. This is important work that deserves the support of Texans and all Americans. Yet at the same time, its important to acknowledge what the millions of post9/11 veterans have given back to our society „ as civic, business and political leaders „ after leaving military service. According to With Honor, a nonpartisan super PAC dedicated to electing post-9/11 veterans to Congress, nearly 200 veterans are seeking U.S. House seats in the November elections. On the nongovernmental front, veteran-run groups like Team Rubicon are stepping up and helping first responders and local communities meet the needs of disaster victims in the U.S. and abroad. Founded in 2010 by former Marines Jake Wood and William McNulty, Team Rubicon has grown from eight to 80,000 volunteers „ 70 percent of whom are veterans „ and has responded to more than 275 disasters around the globe with humanitarian aid, incl uding immediate rescue and relief operations, medical care and housing. So, this 9/11, we remember those civilians who lost their lives on that horrible September day, and the first responders who saved so many. But we also thank and honor those who have defended our freedom in the 17 years since, and those who continue to serve humanity „ in countless ways „ after leaving military service. From The Dallas Morning News and Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONThis 9/11, remember those who lost their livesThe motto of the United Methodist Church is Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.Ž All are welcome because we believe that God loves all people. As a bishop in the church, I am grateful to live in a country where I can exercise my faith. The First Amendment ensures each one of us the right to live out our faith, while protecting all people from the government establishing any religion. President Donald Trumps nominee to become the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, however, raises many questions about whether our rights will be protected. Judge Brett Kavanaughs writings suggest that he might be hostile to the separation of church and state. In a recent speech, Kavanaugh praised former Chief Justice William Rehnquist for rejecting the wall of separationŽ metaphor, which has long been used to explain our religious freedom protections. Kavanaugh has also argued in favor of public school sponsored prayer, though true religious freedom requires that children not be coerced into prayer. I certainly support prayer, but I also support the right of parents not legislators and school officials to determine the religious education and practices of their children. Also Kavanaugh has been a strong supporter of allowing taxpayer dollars to fund religious education and institutions. But religious freedom means that the government cant demand that you support my church, just like it cant tax me to fund yours. This protects both the independence of houses of worship and the conscience of the taxpayer. One of the most pressing issues of the day is whether businesses and institutions can use religion to supersede anti-discrimination laws or deny women access to reproductive healthcare. Kavanaughs prior opinions suggest that he might grant religious exemptions to some, even when they harm others. I believe that everyone should be free to practice their religion, as long as they are not doing so in a way that denies rights to others. For example, some religious entities run foster care agencies. These agencies should not receive taxpayer dollars if they are not willing to place foster children with potential parents solely because they are of another faith or have no religious affiliation. Nor should they be allowed to refuse to place children with parents based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is discrimination. Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein of California clearly understand the dangers of such religious exemptions. Their bill, which they introduced in the Senate this year, will ensure that a federal law that was designed as a shield to protect religion is not used as a sword to harm others. But even passage of this bill cannot prevent the use of religion to discriminate if the Supreme Court redefines the Constitution to require it. That is why it is important that Kavanaugh is asked about his interpretation of the law in this area. Its difficult to imagine an America without a separation of church and state. It is one of the cornerstones of our democracy and the reason religion has flourished in this country. But a shift in the court could put this freedom at stake. That is something neither people of faith nor the non-religious can afford. Minerva G. Carcano is San Francisco-area bishop of the United Methodist Church.ANOTHER OPINIONWill a Justice Kavanaugh threaten our religious freedom? OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 13 | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 Florida freshman Evan McPherson kicks a 36-yard “ eld goal that was ruled no good in the fourth quarter Saturday against Kentucky at Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium. [BRAD MCCLENNY/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER] By Graham HallCorrespondentFlorida freshman kicker Evan McPherson stared at the official, his hands spaced more than a foot apart, his face in disbelief.Moments earlier his 36-yard field goal attempt had appeared to sail successfully through the uprights, cutting Kentuckys third-quarter lead to one-possession in the process.But the officiating crew positioned underneath the goal posts saw it differently.McPhersons kick was ruled no good, drawing an impassioned reaction from his teammates and coaches and a roar of jeers from the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium crowd in the process.Subsequent replays con-firmed McPhersons attempt should have been deemed a successful field goal, yet con-fusion remained as to why no review had commenced on a blatant error.I was saying review it, apparently you cant review it,Ž wide receiver Josh Ham-mond said.Blown eld goal call haunts GatorsField goal calls, even if incorrect, are not reviewable by rule South Lakes Kelley Joiner Jr. (8) runs with the ball during a game against Lake Minneola High School on Sept. 5, 2017. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comOne team kept its dream alive of an unbeaten regular season and two other area teams picked up their first wins of the season on Friday in Week 3 of high school footballs regular season.The Buffalo stampeded Pierson Taylor, cruising to a 39-14 win for its third straight victory, while Wild-wood got a solid defensive effort against Mount Dora Christian Academy to win 20-14 and First Academy of Leesburg rolled against St. Petersburg Keswick Chris-tian for a 47-26 win.As usual, there were standout performances by numerous players.There was also one poten-tial season-ending injury to one of the areas most-prominent players. Week 3 in review: Injury UpdateSouth Lake running back Kelley Joiner Jr. suffered a potentially season-ending injury in the Eagles 45-40 loss to Crystal River.With about a minute left in the game and on a run that gave South Lake (2-1) a first-and-10 on the Crystal River 12-yard line, Joiner suffered a broken right fibula. According to Eagles coach Mark Woolum, Joiner is expected to miss four to six weeks but could be sidelined for the rest of the season.It the break heals correctly and quick enough, Kelley might be able to play near the end of the year,Ž said Woolum. That, of course, would be up to Kelley, his family and his doctor to decide. We want Kelley to do whats best for him.ŽThe fibula is one of two bones „ the tibia is the other „ in the lower left portion of the leg. Often referred to as the calf bone, it is a non-weight bearing bone.Pro Football hall of famer Jack Youngblood played in Super Bowl XIV as a defen-sive end for the Los Angeles Rams with a fractured left fibula.In Joiners absence, Woolum said freshman run-ning back Wyatt Watson likely will play an increased role in the Eagles offense. He also plans to promote at Football week 3 in reviewJoiner sidelined by injury, The Villages continue to impressBy Dan GelstonThe Associated PressNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. „ Keegan Bradley had bottomed out, crashing from the high of winning the PGA Championship to tumbling out of the 100 in the world. His chances to represent U.S. teams in international play had dried up, his preferred putting method was banned, and the confidence that once put him on the cusp of greatness was shot.Its scary when I look back, because I didnt know I needed this much improve-ment,Ž Bradley said.He was like a scientist in the lab, changing his swing, his putting stroke, his fundamen-tals „ investing in the work needed to get to where he was Monday on soggy Aronimink: going head-to-head in a sud-den-death playoff against the new No. 1 player in the world, Justin Rose.For a player who had to reinvent his game, the clutch moment didnt seem so scary.Bradley topped Rose with a par on the first playoff hole to win the rain-plagued BMW Championship for his first PGA Tour victory in six years.Bradleys fourth career win meant a bit more than the others „ yes, even the major he won in 2011 „ because he held more than a trophy and a $1.62 million check. He also got to give his young son Logan a victory toss in the air on the 18th green for the first time. Bradley, who shot a final round 6-under 64 to finish at 20-under 260, thrust his arms toward the gray sky Bradley holds o Rose to win at AroniminkBy Michael MarotThe Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS „ First, Brad Keselowski figured out the secret to restarting at the Brickyard 400.Then he safely and strategically bumped his way into the lead and sped to the finish line.One year after settling for second in a chaotic, crash-marred race last year, Keselowski redeemed himself by earning his second straight major win and finally giving team owner Roger Penske the elusive Brickyard win.The 2010 Cup champion got past race leader Denny Hamlin on the second-to-last lap and beat Erik Jones to the finish line by 0.904 seconds. Hamlin finished third.Last year, I lost this race almost the exact same way. To bring it home this way, after messing up last year, is just incredible,Ž Kesel-owski said. We were hoping this would be No. 500 and the Brickyard, but thats all right.ŽPenske certainly wont be complaining about getting win No. 499 on the same historic 2.5-mile oval where he has won a record 17 Indianapolis 500 crowns.His first win 25 Cup tries at his favorite racing venue came on one of the rare days he wasnt actually attending in the pits for the rain-delayed race.But Penske now joins Chip Ganassi as the only owners to win the Indy double in the same season. Will Power captured his first 500 win in May, while Dario Franchitti and Jamie McMurray both won at the Brickyard in 2010 for Ganassi.The timing couldnt be better for Keselowski. He heads into the first round of the playoffs with momentum following wins at the South-ern 500 and the Brickyard.And he earned this one the hard way.He stayed close off the final Keselowski makes it a Penske sweepNASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday in Indianapolis. [MICHAEL CONROY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See GOLF, B3 See NASCAR, B3 See GATORS, B3 See WEEK 3, B3


B2 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. SUN „ Cleveland at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Miami at N.Y. Mets 8 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs OR Pittburgh at St. Louis SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ UEFA Nations League, Spain vs. Croatia, at Elche, Spain 8:30 p.m. ESPN „ Men, International friendly, United States vs. Mexico, at Nashville, Tenn. PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 1 0 0 1.000 27 20 New England 1 0 0 1.000 27 20 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 3 47 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Jacksonville 1 0 0 1.000 20 15 Houston 0 1 0 .000 20 27 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 23 34 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 20 27 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 47 3 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 34 23 Cleveland 0 0 1 .500 21 21 Pittsburgh 0 0 1 .500 21 21 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 38 28 Denver 1 0 0 1.000 27 24 L.A. Chargers 0 1 0 .000 28 38 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 1 0 0 1.000 24 6 Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 18 12 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 15 20 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 8 16 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 48 40 Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 16 8 New Orleans 0 1 0 .000 40 48 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 12 18 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 24 23 Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 24 16 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 23 24 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Seattle 0 1 0 .000 24 27 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 16 24 Arizona 0 1 0 .000 6 24 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Sept. 6Philadelphia 18, Atlanta 12Sundays GamesCincinnati 34, Indianapolis 23 Jacksonville 20, N.Y. Giants 15 New England 27, Houston 20 Minnesota 24, San Francisco 16 Tampa Bay 48, New Orleans 40 Baltimore 47, Buffalo 3 Cleveland 21, Pittsburgh 21, OT Kansas City 38, L.A. Chargers 28 Washington 24, Arizona 6 Denver 27, Seattle 24 Carolina 16, Dallas 8 Miami 27, Tennessee 20 Green Bay 24, Chicago 23Mondays GamesNew York Jets at Detroit, late Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, lateWEEK 2 Thursdays GameBaltimore 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. COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sep. 8, total points based on 25 points for a “ rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: RECORD PTS PVS 1. Alabama (54) 2-0 1,517 1 2. Clemson (6) 2-0 1,430 2 3. Georgia 2-0 1,407 3 4. Ohio State 2-0 1,288 4 5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,263 6 6. Wisconsin (1) 2-0 1,227 5 7. Auburn 2-0 1,224 7 8. Notre Dame 2-0 1,022 8 9. Stanford 2-0 992 10 10. Washington 1-1 884 9 11. Penn State 2-0 836 13 12. Louisiana State 2-0 830 11 13. Virginia Tech 2-0 794 12 14. West Virginia 2-0 793 14 15. Texas Christian 2-0 678 16 16. Mississippi State 2-0 654 18 17. Boise State 2-0 500 20 18. Central Florida 2-0 494 19 19. Michigan 1-1 385 21 20. Oregon 2-0 301 23 21. Miami (Fla.) 1-1 299 22 22. Southern California 1-1 250 17 23. Arizona State 2-0 139 „ 24. Oklahoma State 2-0 119 „ 25. Michigan State 1-1 104 „ Others receiving votes: Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington St. 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida St. 1.AMWAY COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe A mway T op 25 football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for “ rst place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: RECORD PTS PVS 1. Alabama (59) 2-0 1,571 1 2. Clemson (3) 2-0 1,481 2 3. Georgia 2-0 1,437 3 4. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1,391 4 5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,319 5 6. Wisconsin 2-0 1,252 6 7. Auburn 2-0 1,221 7 8. Notre Dame 2-0 1,029 8 9. Stanford 2-0 1,010 9 10. Penn State 2-0 930 10 11. Virginia Tech 2-0 862 14 12. Washington 1-1 852 11 13. LSU 2-0 850 15 14. TCU 2-0 743 16 15. West Virginia 2-0 727 17 16. Mississippi State 2-0 650 18 17. Boise State 2-0 507 19 18. UCF 2-0 438 20 19. Oklahoma State 2-0 325 23 20. Miami 1-1 296 21 21. Southern Cal 1-1 295 12 22. Michigan 1-1 270 22 23. Oregon 2-0 255 NR 24. Michigan State 1-1 152 13 25. Arizona State 2-0 92 NR Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 87, Utah 86, Houston 46, South Carolina 43, Boston College 37, Kentucky 34, South Florida 27, Washington State 21, Colorado 20, Florida State 17, N.C. State 16, Iowa 15, Duke 13, Appalachian State 12, Cincinnati 11, Hawaii 10, Maryland 9, Missouri 8, Memphis 3, Vanderbilt 3, Arkansas State 1, Texas 1.AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll Times EDTSaturdays GamesNo. 1 Alabama at Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 2 Clemson vs. Georgia Southern, 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 TCU at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma at Iowa State, Noon No. 6 Wisconsin vs. BYU, 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 12 LSU, 3:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt, 2:30 p.m. No. 9 Stanford vs. UC Davis, 2 p.m. No. 10 Washington at Utah, 10 p.m. No. 11 Penn State vs. Kent State, Noon No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina, 12:20 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia at NC State, 3:30 p.m. No. 16 Mississippi State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 7:30 p.m. No. 17 Boise State at No. 24 Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 UCF at North Carolina, Noon No. 19 Michigan vs. SMU, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Oregon vs. San Jose State, 5 p.m. No. 21 Miami at Toledo, Noon No. 22 Southern Cal at Texas, 8 p.m. No. 23 Arizona State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.SCHEDULEWEEK 4 Thursdays Games SOUTHBoston College at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m.FAR WEST Tennessee Tech at Utah St., 8 p.m.Fridays Games SOUTHGeorgia Stateat Memphis, 7 p.m.FAR WESTBrown at Cal Poly, 10:05 p.m.Saturdays Games EASTHawaii at Army, noon Dayton at Duquesne, noon San Diego at Harvard, noon Kent State at Penn State, noon Florida State at Syracuse, noon Rhode Island at UConn, noon Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Yale at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. Georgetown at Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m. Bucknell at Penn, 3 p.m. Cornell at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. Lehigh at Navy, 3:30 p.m. Towson at Villanova, 3:30 p.m. Columbia at CCSU, 5 p.m. Marist at Bryant, 6 p.m. E. Michigan at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Stony Brook at Fordham, 6 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Lafayette, 6 p.m. Morgan State at Albany (NY), 7 p.m.SOUTHMurray State at Kentucky, noon Temple at Maryland, noon UCF at North Carolina, noon UTEP at Tennessee, noon East Carolina at Virginia Tech, 12:20 p.m. Colgate at Furman, 1 p.m. Savannah State at Howard, 1 p.m. Walsh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Stetson at Presbyterian, 1 p.m. Tulane at UAB, 1 p.m. ETSU at VMI, 1:30 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Richmond, 2 p.m. Mercer at Samford, 3 p.m. Ohio at Virginia, 3 p.m. Southern Miss. at Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. LSU at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. West Virginia at NC State, 3:30 p.m. Colorado State at Florida, 4 p.m. Chattanooga at UT Martin, 4 p.m. Jackson State at Florida A&M, 5 p.m. Alabama State at Kennesaw State, 5 p.m. Old Dominion at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at FAU, 6 p.m. W. Carolina at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m. Tennessee State at Hampton, 6 p.m. Robert Morris at James Madison, 6 p.m. Norfolk State at Liberty, 6 p.m. Austin Peay at Morehead State, 6 p.m. NC Central at SC State, 6 p.m. Charleston Southern at The Citadel, 6 p.m. Elon at William & Mary, 6 p.m. Texas Southern at Alcorn State, 7 p.m. Campbell at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. Guilford at Davidson, 7 p.m. Nicholls at McNeese State, 7 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi, 7 p.m. Texas State at South Alabama, 7 p.m. Langston at Southern U., 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Georgia, 7:15 p.m. UMass at FIU, 7:30 p.m. W. Kentucky at Louisville, 7:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Marshall at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at SE Louisiana, 8 p.m.MIDWESTBall State at Indiana, noon Oklahoma at Iowa State, noon Rutgers at Kansas, noon Troy at Nebraska, noon Miami at Toledo, noon Missouri S&T at Drake, 2 p.m. Valparaiso at Youngstown State, 2 p.m. Vanderbilt at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. N. Arizona at Missouri State, 3 p.m. South Florida vs. Illinois at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. SMU at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. North Alabama at N. Dakota State, 3:30 p.m. Cent. Michigan at N. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. BYU at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. E. Kentucky at Bowling Green, 4 p.m. UTSA at Kansas State, 4 p.m. Montana at W. Illinois, 4 p.m. Princeton at Butler, 6 p.m. Alabama A&M at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Indiana State at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at S. Dakota State, 7 p.m. SE Missouri at S. Illinois, 7 p.m. Delaware State at W. Michigan, 7 p.m. N. Iowa at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. Akron at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. Missouri at Purdue, 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTDuke at Baylor, 3:30 p.m. Boise State at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. North Texas at Arkansas, 4 p.m. Houston at Texas Tech, 4 p.m. Abilene Christian at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Incarnate Word, 7 p.m. Northwestern State at Lamar, 7 p.m. North Dakota at Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. Arkansas State at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. Ohio State vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m. Southern Cal at Texas, 8 p.m.FAR WESTUC Davis at Stanford, 2 p.m. Wagner at Montana State, 3 p.m. Wofford at Wyoming, 4 p.m. Sacramento State at N. Colorado, 4:05 p.m. New Hampshire at Colorado, 5 p.m. San Jose State at Oregon, 5 p.m. Coll. of Idaho at Portland State, 5 p.m. Idaho State at California, 6 p.m. Oregon State at Nevada, 7 p.m. New Mexico at New Mexico State, 8 p.m. E. Washington at Washington State, 8 p.m. South Dakota at Weber State, 8 p.m. Prairie View at UNLV, 10 p.m. Washington at Utah, 10 p.m. Arizona State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m. Fresno State at UCLA, 10:30 p.m. S. Utah at Arizona, 11 p.m. 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 7 49 51 38 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 7 31 43 44 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 17 3 24 40 62 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Sporting Kansas City 14 7 6 48 49 33 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Portland 12 7 8 44 40 36 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 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 15 6 24 31 50 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 5New England 1, New York City FC 0Saturdays GamesD.C. United 1, New York City FC 1, tie Sporting Kansas City 1, Orlando City 0 Portland 2, Colorado 0Wednesdays GameMinnesota 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 17 1 6 57 53 17 x-Portland 12 6 6 42 40 28 x-Seattle 11 5 8 41 27 19 x-Chicago 9 5 10 37 38 28 Utah 9 7 8 35 22 23 Houston 9 10 5 32 35 39 Orlando 8 10 6 30 30 37 Washington 2 17 5 11 12 35 Sky Blue FC 1 17 6 9 21 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie; x-clinched playoff spot Sept. 4Chicago 5, Sky Blue FC 0Sept. 7Portland 3, Seattle 1Saturdays GamesSky Blue FC 1, Orlando 0 Utah 2, Chicago 1 North Carolina 5, Houston 0PLAYOFFS Semi“ nalsSaturday, Sept. 15: Seattle at Portland, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16: Chicago at North Carolina, 3 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday, 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 1, 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 Today „ 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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Los Angeles -158 at Cincinnati +148 at Philadelphia -108 Washington -102 at New York -139 Miami +129 at Chicago -137 Milwaukee +127 at St. Louis -140 Pittsburgh +130 Arizona -117 at Colorado +107 Atlanta -137 at San Francisco +127American Leagueat Detroit Off Houston Off Oakland -188 at Baltimore +173 Cleveland -106 at Tampa Bay -104 at Boston -292 Toronto +262 at Minnesota Off New York Off at Kansas City Off Chicago Off at Los Angeles Off Texas OffInterleagueat Seattle -175 San Diego +163COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Boston College 1 7 (49) At WfuFridayAt Memphis 23 26 (59) Georgia StateSaturdayAt Tennessee 27 30 (50) UTEP At Indiana 18 14 (57) Ball State At Maryland 11 15 (54) Temple At FIU 4 4 (59) UMASS Miami 8 10 (56) At Toledo At Army 4 6 (63) Hawaii At Penn State 37 34 (59) Kent State UCF 14 14 (58) At N. Carolina Old Dominion 2 2 (46) At Charlotte Florida State 2 3 (64) At Syracuse Oklahoma 13 17 (57) At Iowa State At Nebraska 7 11 (58) Troy At Kansas 4 3 (46) Rutgers At Virginia Tech 30 28 (50) East Carolina Georgia Tech 3 3 (53) At Pittsburgh At Notre Dame 14 14 (52) Vanderbilt At Virginia 5 6 (47) Ohio At Michigan 30 35 (53) SMU At App State 13 14 (49) Sthrn Miss At Okla. State 4 3 (63) Boise State At Wisconsin 24 22 (44) BYU West Virginia +3 3 (54) At NC State At Minnesota 14 14 (44) Miami (Ohio) At Auburn 8 9 (45) LSU South Florida 8 9 (59) Illinois At N Illinois 14 14 (45) Cent. Mich. At Clemson 36 33 (48) Ga. Southern New Mexico 7 5 (58) At NMSU Tulane 1 3 (53) At UAB At Baylor +4 2 (49) Duke At Florida 17 19 (55) Colo. State At Texas Tech 1 2 (67) Houston At Kan. State 21 21 (47) UTSA At Arkansas 5 7 (69) North Texas At Oregon 39 41 (68) SJSU At Buffalo 3 5 (49) E. Michigan At Nevada 7 4 (70) Oregon State Alabama 22 20 (70) At Mississippi Arkansas State 1 3 (71) At Tulsa At S. Alabama 10 11 (49) Texas State At Georgia 32 31 (53) Middle Tenn. At S. Carolina 14 13 (51) Marshall Missouri 7 7 (61) At Purdue At Nwestern 22 21 (45) Akron At Miss. State 32 31 (64) La.-Lafayette At Texas A&M 27 26 (64) La.-Monroe At Louisville 19 23 (59) W. Kentucky At Texas 3 3 (49) Southern Cal Ohio State 8 12 (56) TCU Washington 5 6 (47) At Utah Fresno State Pk 1 (54) At UCLA Arizona State 1 4 (48) At SDSUNFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Baltimore +1 1 (44) At CincinnatiSundayAt Washington 3 5 (45) Indianapolis At Atlanta 4 5 (44) Carolina At Green Bay 3 1 (46) Minnesota LA Chargers 7 7 (42) At Buffalo At Tennessee Off Off (Off) Houston At Pittsburgh 4 5 (52) Kansas City Miami Pk 1 (43) At NY Jets Philadelphia 3 3 (44) At Tampa Bay At New Orleans 7 8 (50) Cleveland At La Rams 8 10 (47) Arizona At San Fran 3 3 (47) Detroit New England Pk 2 (45) At Jville At Denver 3 4 (45) Oakland At Dallas 5 3 (43) NY GiantsMondayAt Chicago 3 3 (43) Seattle Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueCHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Assigned RHP Tyler Danish outright to Charlotte (IL). Reinstated 1B Jose Abreu from the 10-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS „ Transferred RHP Artie Lewicki to the 60-day DL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Reinstated RHP Ian Kennedy from the 10-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated OF-1B Ryan Rua from the 10-day DL. Assigned RHP Chris Rowley outright to Round Rock (PCL).National LeaguePITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Assigned LHP Buddy Boshers outright to Indianapolis (IL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS „ Re-signed F Rodney Hood. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES „ Signed F Luol Deng to a one-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueMINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Placed OT Aviante Collins on injured reserve. Signed G Bryan Witzmann. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Released WR Chad Hansen and WR Riley McCarron. Placed RB Jeremy Hill on injured reserve. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Placed TE Delanie Walker on injured reserve. Signed TE MyCole Pruitt from Houstons practice squad.Arena Football LeagueWASHINGTON VALOR „ Promoted interim coach Benji McDowell to head coach.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Named Zach Buck ticket operations manager. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Named Brian McCormack director of broadcasting.SOCCERMajor League SoccerLA GALAXY „ Announced the resignation of coach Sigi Schmid. Named Dominic Kinnear interim coach.COLLEGESCONCORDIA (ORE.) „ Named Adam Riddle track and “ eld th rowers coach. FISK „ Named Kenny Anderson mens basketball coach. NYIT „ Named Evan Conti mens assistant basketball coach. PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 98 46 .681 „ New York 89 54 .622 8 Tampa Bay 78 64 .549 19 Toronto 65 78 .455 32 Baltimore 41 102 .287 56 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 81 62 .566 „ Minnesota 65 77 .458 15 Detroit 59 84 .413 22 Chicago 56 87 .392 25 Kansas City 47 95 .331 33 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 89 54 .622 „ Oakland 87 57 .604 2 Seattle 79 64 .552 10 Los Angeles 71 72 .497 18 Texas 61 82 .427 28Sundays GamesToronto 6, Cleveland 2 St. Louis 5, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1 L.A. Angels 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Oakland 7, Texas 3 Seattle 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Boston 6, Houston 5Mondays GamesHouston at Detroit, late Cleveland at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, late Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late Texas at L.A. Angels, lateTodays GamesHouston (Valdez 3-1) at Detroit (Zimmermann 7-6), 6:40 p.m. Oakland (Fiers 11-6) at Baltimore (Cobb 5-15), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Bieber 9-3) at Tampa Bay (Glasnow 1-5), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Borucki 3-4) at Boston (Sale 12-4), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Gray 10-8) at Minnesota (Stewart 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (TBD) at Kansas City (TBD), 8:15 p.m. Texas (Sampson 0-0) at L.A. Angels (TBD), 10:07 p.m. San Diego (Mitchell 1-3) at Seattle (Gonzales 12-9), 10:10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesCleveland at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 6:40 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 79 64 .552 „ Philadelphia 74 68 .521 4 Washington 71 72 .497 8 New York 65 77 .458 13 Miami 56 86 .394 22 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 83 59 .585 „ Milwaukee 82 62 .569 2 St. Louis 79 64 .552 4 Pittsburgh 71 71 .500 12 Cincinnati 61 83 .424 23 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Colorado 78 64 .549 „ Los Angeles 78 65 .545 Arizona 76 67 .531 2 San Francisco 68 76 .472 11 San Diego 57 88 .393 22Sundays GamesN.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 5, Detroit 2 Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, Colorado 6 Atlanta 9, Arizona 5 San Diego 7, Cincinnati 6 Chicago Cubs at Washington, ppd. Miami at Pittsburgh, ppd.Mondays GamesMiami at N.Y. Mets, ppd. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, late Washington at Philadelphia, late Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, late Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late Arizona at Colorado, late Atlanta at San Francisco, lateTodays GamesL.A. Dodgers (Ryu 4-2) at Cincinnati (Castillo 8-12), 6:40 p.m. Washington (Roark 8-15) at Philadelphia (Pivetta 7-11), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Urena 5-12) at N.Y. Mets (Vargas 5-9), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Chacin 14-6) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 12-9), 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Musg rove 6-8) at St. Louis (Mikolas 14-4), 8:15 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 13-9) at Colorado (Senzatela 4-5), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Mitchell 1-3) at Seattle (Gonzales 12-9), 10:10 p.m. Atlanta (Foltynewicz 10-9) at San Francisco (Suarez 6-10), 10:15 p.m.Wednesdays GamesL.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m., 1st game San Diego at Seattle, 6:40 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. TENNIS WTA TOURCOUPE BANQUE NATIONALEMonday at Universite Laval-PEPS, Quebec City; Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-IndoorWomens Singles First RoundHeather Watson, Britain, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 7-5, 6-3. Madison Brengle, United States, def. Victoria Duval, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4. Christina McHale, United States, def. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1).Womens Doubles First RoundDarija Jurak, Croatia, and Xenia Knoll (2), Switzerland, def. Carson Branstine and Rebecca Marino, Canada, 5-7, 6-2, 10-4. Naomi Broady, Britain, and Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Jacqueline Cako, United States, and Nicola Geuer, Germany, 3-6, 6-4, 10-7. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBIG MACHINE VODKA 400Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis; Lap length: 2.50 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 160. 2. (13) Erik Jones, Toyota, 160. 3. (10) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 160. 4. (2) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 160. 5. (8) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 160. 6. (4) Kurt Busch, Ford, 160. 7. (21) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 160. 8. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 160. 9. (19) Paul Menard, Ford, 160. 10. (17) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 160. 11. (9) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 160. 12. (29) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 160. 13. (5) Joey Logano, Ford, 160. 14. (7) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 160. 15. (11) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 160. 16. (14) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 160. 17. (26) Michael McDowell, Ford, 160. 18. (20) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 160. 19. (22) William Byron, Chevrolet, 160. 20. (27) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 160. 21. (30) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 160. 22. (18) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 160. 23. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 159. 24. (25) David Ragan, Ford, 159. 25. (23) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 158. 26. (32) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 158. 27. (33) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 158. 28. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 158. 29. (35) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 157. 30. (40) BJ McLeod, Ford, 157. 31. (34) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Accident, 150. 32. (37) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, Accident, 150. 33. (15) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 142. 34. (16) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Engine, 136. 35. (39) Timmy Hill, Toyota, Fuel Pump, 124. 36. (31) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, Rear End, 89. 37. (24) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, Accident, 66. 38. (28) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, Accident, 57. 39. (36) David Starr, Chevrolet, Accident, 57. 40. (3) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Brakes, 41.By Teresa M.WalkerThe Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. … Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker will have surgery on his right ankle in the next few days, and Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel said the Titans will decide if the veteran might be able to return later this season.The Titans placed Walker on injured reserve Monday and signed tight end MyCole Pruitt off Houstons practice squad.Disappointing because he puts a lot into it,Ž Vrabel said of Walkers injury. He plays hard, been a productive player for us and somebody that I was excited to coach and be with. But hopefully, well see where hes at after surgery and re-evaluate his potential return.ŽWalker was hurt with 3:33 left in the Titans 27-20 loss in Miami when Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald tackled him at the end of a 15-yard reception. Walker was carted off after having his right ankle wrapped in an air cast. No tight end has had more catches than Walkers 356 receptions between 2013 and 2017. Walker, 34, signed an extension through 2020 in training camp He was the Pro Bowl MVP in January and has been quarterback Marcus Mariotas favorite target the past three seasons.The rest of the Titans tight end group includes Jonnu Smith, a third-round pick out of Florida Inter-national in 2017, eight-year veteran Luke Stocker who has started 58 of his 84 career games, and Anthony Firkser who spent last season on Kansas Citys practice squad. Combined, the trio has 56 career receptions and will be replacing a veteran who led the Titans with 74 catches last season alone.Vrabel, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with Houston, saw the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Pruitt on the Texans practice squad. Pruitt has 12 catches for 102 yards in stops with Min-nesota and Chicago before arriving in Houston out of Southern Illinois.Being able to see him on the practice squad last year and see what he did in Houston in his time there practicing against us and some of the stuff that he did was excited to be able to get him and tell (general manager) Jon (Robinson) that this is somebody that we think can help us,Ž Vrabel said.Titans Delanie Walker on injured reserveTennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel looks up during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday,in Miami Gardens, Fla. [AP PHOTO/BRYNN ANDERSON]


least one running back from the junior varsity team. Kelley Joiner Jr. shinesBefore his injury, Joiner had produced another sterling effort out of the South Lake backfield. As usual, he was a workhorse, gaining 339 yards on 37 carries with four touchdowns. Three of his scoring runs went for 69, 26 and 30 yards.His play at Crystal River gave Joiner 1,006 yards for the season with 17 touchdowns. The game marked the 14th time in his career at South Lake that Joiner had scored more than one touch-down in a game. The Villages gets another shutoutThe Buffalo (3-0) opened the season with back-to-back shut-outs and eventually extended their scoreless streak to 10 quar-ters on Friday before Pierson Taylor managed a pair of second-half touchdowns. Against Pierson Taylor, The Villages built a 26-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 39-14 win.Leading the Buffalo defense was Cody Doby and Joseph Machado, both of whom were in on 17 tackles. Cody Goodwin was in on eight stops, while Wallace Harding, Joshua Biggs, Joseph LaCourse, Joshua Marion, and Collin ORourke were credited with seven stops apiece. The Buffalo had 24 tackles for loss, led by Doby with five.Offensively, the Buffalo 414 yards of total offense. Running back Bryce Mellado had 131 yards rushing on nine carries „ a 14.6 yard per carry average „ and quarterback Mac Harris 154 yards of total offense „ 64 yards rushing and 90 passing „ with one touchdown pass.A.J. Williams had one kickoff return and took it 86 yards for a score. Tavares overpowers UmatillaThe Bulldogs overpowered Umatilla on both sides of the football in Fridays 37-0 win.Tavares, which improved to 2-1, limited Umatilla (0-3) to five yards of total offense in the first half and did allow a first down. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs rolled up 257 yards of offense and built a 31-0 halftime advantage.Tavares scored on long runs (a 70 yarder), short runs (five-, twoand six-yard blasts) and off a fumble recovery (an 18-yard scoop and score). The Bulldogs second-half numbers were somewhat muted because a running clock kicked in with 5 minutes, 40 seconds left in the third quarter.Still, Tavares finished with 359 yards of total offense, while limiting Umatilla to 69 yards. Much of Umatillas final offen-sive output occurred on its final drive, when it drove to three-yard line but could not score. More pressure on Baylee HeuserThe South Lake senior quarterback completed 13 of 26 passes for 182 yards against Crystal River. He tossed one scoring pass but also had an interception. For the season, Heuser has completed 30 of 55 passes (55 percent) for 495 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.While he has been a solid sig-nal-caller for the Eagles since becoming a starter as a sopho-more, Heuser likely will have to raise his level of play to fill the void left by Joiner.In his career, Heuser has thrown for 3,160 yards and 20 touchdowns. Isayah Hatter o to hot startMount Doras junior running back turned in another solid per-formance against Ocala Forest.Despite the Hurricanes fall-ing 32-26, Hatter managed 149 yards on 27 carries with touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 38 yards „ an average of 19 yards per grab.The loss was Mount Doras first in three games this season, but Hatter has been a standout. He has 511 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns, along with three receptions for 73 yards. First Academy of Leesburg gets rst winThe Eagles were the highpoint team of the week, outscoring St. Petersburg Kes-wick Christian 47-26 on Friday at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex.The win was the first of the season for the rebuilding Eagles.In the win, quarterback Sammy Punt ran for 101 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown. He is First Academys leading rusher through games with 191 yards.In addition, Justin Sombelon scored three touchdowns „ one rushing, on a punt return and another on a fumble recovery. Meanwhile, Garrett Hampton paced the defense with a teamhigh 10 tackles. | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 B3By Dan GelstonThe Associated PressNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. „ Tony Fin au has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk.Finau joins Bryson DeCham-beau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyks four wildcard selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors.There wont be any locker room noise with me,Ž Finau said Monday. I can play with anyone. I feel that my person-ality is just that way. I can bring the best out of different guys playing with them, and them the same to me. Im pretty easy to play with. And Im playing some good golf, some world-class golf.ŽHis appeal is that he makes a lot of birdies, which is critical in match play. He was paired with Furyk the first two days at the PGA Championship, and struggled in the opening round before he tied a championship record by making 10 birdies in the second round.He has an unbelievable body of work this year,Ž Furyk said. All those top-10 finishes, the play in big championships and the majors, and then his cur-rent form, a second, a fourth and an eighth in the playoffs. He checked a lot of boxes and made it impossible not to pick him.ŽEight automatic qualifiers were set after the PGA Championship, so the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs was effectively an audition. After his top-5 finishes in the first two events, Finau shot a final-ro und 65 on Monday to tie for eighth at the BMW Championship while Xander Schauffele, making a late run at a pick, finished one shot out of a playoff.The Ryder Cup team includes three rookies (Finau, DeChambeau and Justin Thomas) and nine major champions.The matches are Sept. 28-30 outside Paris.The eight Americans who qualified on their own were Brooks Koepka, Dustin John-son, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed. Throw in Woods and Mickelson, and that gives the U.S. team a lineup that has combined for 31 majors.That doesnt mean as much in foursomes and fourballs, on a European course before the singing and chanting of Euro-peans fans.European captain Thomas Bjorn went with veterans for his four captains picks, adding Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey and Sergio Garcia to a team that had five rookies qualify on points.Europes qualifiers were Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Thorb-jorn Olesen, Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood and Alex Noren.Finau, who turns 29 on Thursday, was invited by Furyk to play as part of a small group at Le Golf National on the weekend before the British Open. Finau, who has one career PGA Tour victory, said he was ready for the pressure of the Ryder Cup.I never thought I was on that team until I got that call,Ž he said. I made sure I played that way; I played like I always had something to prove. And I let the guys on the team know that Id be a great pick and Id be ready to go. Its definitely cool to accomp lish something like this and to be able to play as well as I have under the cir-cumstances, its something Im extremely proud of.ŽFinau added to US Ryder Cup team as captains pickIn this June 17 photo, Tony Finau plays his shot from the ninth tee during the “ nal round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Southampton, N.Y. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] restart with three laps to go, then quickly chased down Hamlin, ru nning side by side with the race leader briefly on Lap 159. At one point, the cars touched but both drivers maintained control and Keselowski made the decisive move in the front straightaway just as the white flag started to come out. Nobody got close again.Not having guys in the back wreck,Ž Hamlin said when asked what could have gone differently, referring to the late crash involving Landon Cassill and Jeffrey Earnhardt. That allowed all the guys who take tires to come back up there at the end. It happens sometimes.ŽHamlins consolation prize will be joining Keselowski and Jones in the first round of the playoffs next week.and drizzle in celebration and waved his family toward him.Ive won before, and I win and I finish, and I go home, just me,Ž Bradley said. Now, I get to go back and we get to have fun and enjoy it together. Its just a com-pletely different experience.ŽRose left Aronimink with a new reality as well. Though he was runner-up at the FedEx Cup playoff event, he didnt come up short in the world ranking. Rose moved No. 1 in the world ahead of Dustin Johnson and became the 22nd player to reach the top spot since the ranking began in 1986.Rose could have won in regulation, but his 16-foot par putt on the final hole lipped out to force the playoff.He fell short again in the playoff, missing a 5-foot par putt that would have kept him alive. The 38-yearold Rose had grown to love suburban Philadelphia golf courses with wins at the 2010 AT&T National at Aronimink and the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.He didnt get a trophy on this trip. But a No. 1 rank-ing will do for Rose, who and joins Nick Faldo, Lee West-wood and Luke Donald as the only Englishmen to reach the top spot. He is the No. 2 seed behind Bryson DeChambeau among the top 30 who advance to the Tour Cham-pionship starting Sept. 20 at East Lake in Atlanta, giving him a clear shot at the $10 million prize. NASCARFrom Page B1 GOLFFrom Page B1Tavares Javaris Mcmillan (23) is brought down after a big run against Umatilla High School on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] WEEK 3From Page B1According to the NCAAs rulebook co ncerning review-able plays, field goals are eligible for review only if the attempt does not extend past the 30-foot upright.McPhersons kick did appear to exceed the mark by less than the length of a football, leaving Florida helpless. At best, the Gators were the unfortunate victim of human error. At worst, the blown call was a potentially game-changing sequence for a team looking for any piece of momentum to latch onto Saturday night.Coach Dan Mullen, vis-ibly irate at the time at what had occurred, offered no explanation for the blunder, directing all questions to those in charge at SEC headquarters.I mean, theres a guy whose job it is to stand under the goal post and call whether its good or not. He said it was no good. So theres nothing else I can do about it. That was his responsibil-ity,Ž Mullen said. Would be a good question for him or (SEC director of officials) Steve Shaw. Thats nothing to do with me.ŽA rare situation, sure, yet Mullen is mistaken in that its an NCAA decision rather than a rule individual to the conference, and Saturday was hardly the first time a program has been deprived of a potentially game-altering field goal due to an officiat-ing error or limitations of the rule book.The 2015 edition of the Pinstripe Bowl featured a shootout between Indiana University and Duke University that lasted until the final whistle, when Hoosiers kicker Griffin Oakes had a chance to hit a game-tying 38-yard field goal with his team trailing 44-41 in overtime. Oakes kick appeared to sail over the upright and in, but the officiating crew deemed it a miss, much to the dismay of the Hoosiers and Oakes, who, like Hammond and the Gators, pleaded for a review.The NFL has the same rule in place regarding the review of field goal attempts, and it led Patriots coach Bill Belich-ick to draw a hefty $50,000 fine in 2012 for arguing that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had in fact missed a field goal that offi-cials incorrectly declared a successful kick. Yet the New England head coach helped institute a fix that has so far prevented a repeat of the controversy in the NFL to date „ he introduced a rule prior to the 2014 season that simply extended the height of the goal posts from 30 to 35 feet. It was an expensive fix „ each goal post that meets NCAA requirements often costs between $5,000 and $6,000, an engineering study by Gilman Gear revealed, and raising the height 5 feet cost considerably moreŽ. The main takeaway is such: Floridas goal posts stand 30 feet, meaning McPhersons kick seemingly would have been a reviewable play in the NFL due to a rule intended to help officials make the cor-rect call.Point aside, the Gators cant control the mistakes of an official, and they cant expect special treatment regarding NCAA-wide rules. What happened may have been unfortunate, but it was within the guidelines of the game. Saturdays loss also came with the reminder that some aspects of the game are beyond a players control. I thought it was good and the fans thought it was good too,Ž wide receiver Van Jef-ferson said. (Officials) made the call, so we couldnt change it. So it is what it is.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1This WeekLeesburg at Ocala Forest Eustis at Tavares Umatilla at Keystone Heights Ocala Christian at Mount Dora Christian Citra North Marion at South Sumter Crescent City at Wildwood Ocala Trinity Catholic at Mount Dora Oviedo Hagerty at Lake Minneola First Academy of Leesburg at Vero Beach St. Edwards Bye Week: The Villages, South Lake, East RidgeOverall RecordsThe Villages 3-0 Mount Dora 2-1 Tavares 2-1 South Lake 2-1 South Sumter 2-1 Lake Minneola 2-1 First Academy of Leesburg 1-1 Eustis 1-2 Wildwood 1-2 Leesburg 0-3 Mount Dora Christian 0-3 Umatilla 0-3 East Ridge 0-3


B4 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 98 46 .681 „ „ 6-4 W-1 49-20 49-26 New York 89 54 .622 8 „ 5-5 L-1 48-24 41-30 Tampa Bay 78 64 .549 19 8 8-2 W-3 44-24 34-40 Toronto 65 78 .455 32 21 5-5 W-1 37-37 28-41 Baltimore 41 102 .287 56 45 2-8 L-4 24-44 17-58 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 81 62 .566 „ „ 5-5 L-1 44-28 37-34 Minnesota 65 77 .458 15 21 3-7 W-1 41-30 24-47 Detroit 59 84 .413 22 27 6-4 L-1 36-35 23-49 Chicago 56 87 .392 25 30 3-7 L-5 28-47 28-40 Kansas City 47 95 .331 33 39 6-4 L-1 25-45 22-50 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 89 54 .622 „ „ 7-3 L-1 40-32 49-22 Oakland 87 57 .604 2 „ 7-3 W-4 46-29 41-28 Seattle 79 64 .552 10 7 5-5 W-1 41-31 38-33 Los Angeles 71 72 .497 18 15 7-3 W-4 34-34 37-38 Texas 61 82 .427 28 25 3-7 L-4 32-43 29-39 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Atlanta 79 64 .552 „ „ 5-5 W-2 37-34 42-30 Philadelphia 74 68 .521 4 4 4-6 L-2 43-26 31-42 Washington 71 72 .497 8 8 4-6 W-2 37-36 34-36 New York 65 77 .458 13 13 7-3 W-2 30-41 35-36 Miami 56 86 .394 22 22 3-7 L-2 34-41 22-45 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 83 59 .585 „ „ 5-5 L-2 44-24 39-35 Milwaukee 82 62 .569 2 „ 8-2 W-3 45-27 37-35 St. Louis 79 64 .552 4 „ 5-5 W-1 37-31 42-33 Pittsburgh 71 71 .500 12 7 7-3 W-5 40-34 31-37 Cincinnati 61 83 .424 23 18 4-6 L-1 34-39 27-44 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Colorado 78 64 .549 „ „ 6-4 L-1 38-32 40-32 Los Angeles 78 65 .545 1 6-4 W-1 39-36 39-29 Arizona 76 67 .531 2 3 3-7 L-2 37-35 39-32 San Francisco 68 76 .472 11 11 1-9 L-8 39-30 29-46 San Diego 57 88 .393 22 23 5-5 W-1 27-45 30-43 ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE Houston at Detroit Cleveland at Tampa Bay N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Texas at L.A. Angels L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati Washington at Philadelphia Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh at St. Louis Arizona at Colorado Atlanta at San Francisco Miami at N.Y. Mets, ppd.TODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Los Angeles Ryu (L) 4-2 2.16 7-4 1-1 18.2 1.93 Cincinnati Castillo (R) 6:40p 8-12 4.79 14-14 1-2 15.0 4.20 Washington Roark (R) 8-15 4.23 11-17 0-3 17.0 5.82 Philadelphia Pivetta (R) 7:05p 7-11 4.66 14-14 0-1 15.2 4.60 Miami Urena (R) 5-12 4.41 8-19 2-0 22.0 2.45 New York deGrom (R) 7:10p 8-8 1.68 12-16 0-1 20.0 1.35 Milwaukee Chacin (R) 14-6 3.59 20-10 1-2 17.0 3.71 Chicago Quintana (L) 8:05p 12-9 4.14 16-11 2-0 17.2 2.55 Pittsburgh Musg rove (R) 6-8 3.75 7-10 1-1 16.1 6.06 St. Louis Mikolas (R) 8:15p 14-4 3.06 20-8 1-1 16.1 5.51 Arizona Greinke (R) 13-9 3.08 16-13 1-1 19.1 3.26 Colorado Senzatela (R) 8:40p 4-5 4.92 4-5 0-2 15.1 6.46 Atlanta Foltynewicz (R) 10-9 2.75 12-15 0-2 18.0 3.00 San Fran. Suarez (L) 10:15p 6-10 4.33 11-14 2-1 20.0 2.25AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Houston Valdez (L) 3-1 1.37 2-1 2-1 15.1 1.76 Detroit Zimmermann (R) 6:40p 7-6 4.03 10-11 1-1 17.0 3.18 Oakland Fiers (R) 11-6 3.36 19-8 2-0 15.1 4.70 Baltimore Cobb (R) 7:05p 5-15 4.97 7-19 1-0 17.2 4.08 Cleveland Bieber (R) 9-3 4.63 11-5 2-1 17.0 5.82 Tampa Bay Glasnow (R) 7:10p 1-5 4.64 3-4 0-2 12.2 7.82 Toronto Borucki (L) 3-4 4.39 6-7 1-1 17.0 4.76 Boston Sale (L) 7:10p 12-4 1.97 15-8 2-0 17.0 0.00 New York Gray (R) 10-8 4.96 11-11 2-1 14.0 4.50 Minnesota Stewart (R) 8:10p 0-1 5.06 2-2 0-0 12.0 6.75 Texas Sampson (R) 0-0 54.05 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Los Angeles TBD 10:07p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA San Diego Mitchell (R) 1-3 6.58 3-5 1-1 12.0 6.00 Seattle Gonzales (L) 10:10p 12-9 4.32 15-10 0-3 13.0 13.15 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. THIS DATE IN BASEBALLSEPT. 11 1912: Eddie Collins set a major league record with six stolen bases for the Philadelphia Athletics in a 9-7 win over the Detroit Tigers. Collins stole six more in a game on Sept. 22. 1949: The New York Yankees sent 18 men to the plate in the third inning of the “ rst game of a doubleheader against Washington. In the 50-minute half-inning the Senators walked a major-league record 11 batters as the Yankees went on to a 20-5 win. New York won the second game 2-1 in one hour and 22 minutes. 1974: It took the St. Louis Cardinals 25 innings: seven hours, four minutes: to beat the New York Mets. A record 202 batters went to the plate, Felix Millan and John Milner had 12 appearances apiece. 1985: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds became the alltime hit leader with his 4,192nd hit to break Ty Cobbs record. Rose lined a 2-1 pitch off San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left-center “ eld for a single in the “ rst inning. 1996: San Diegos Ken Caminiti broke his own major league record by homering from both sides of the plate in a game for the fourth time this season. In a 6-5 win over Pittsburgh, Caminiti homered left-handed in the “ fth inning, hitting a two-run shot. 2008: Albert Pujols drove in his 100th run with a sixthinning double in the Cardinals 3-2 loss to the Cubs, becoming only the third player in major league history to reach the milestone in his “ rst eight seasons. 2014: Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being hit in the face by a pitch. Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukees Mike Fiers in the “ fth inning of a 4-2 loss. Todays birthdays: Andrew Suarez 26; Mike Moustakas 30; Andrew Cashner 32; Jacoby Ellsbury 35.STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICAN LEAGUE RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 118; Betts, Boston, 116; Martinez, Boston, 104; Benintendi, Boston, 98; Bregman, Houston, 98; Ramirez, Cleveland, 96; Trout, Los Angeles, 92; Chapman, Oakland, 88; Stanton, New York, 88; Springer, Houston, 87. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 121; Davis, Oakland, 108; Bregman, Houston, 97; Ramirez, Cleveland, 97; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 94; Bogaerts, Boston, 93; Lowrie, Oakland, 89; 4 tied at 85. HITS: Martinez, Boston, 172; Lindor, Cleveland, 167; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 165; Segura, Seattle, 165; Betts, Boston, 164; Castellanos, Detroit, 162; Bregman, Houston, 160; Brantley, Cleveland, 156; Rosario, Minnesota, 156; Benintendi, Boston, 153. DOUBLES: Bregman, Houston, 49; Betts, Boston, 42; Bogaerts, Boston, 41; Lindor, Cleveland, 40; Andujar, New York, 39; Castellanos, Detroit, 39; Piscotty, Oakland, 38; 4 tied at 37. TRIPLES: Smith, Tampa Bay, 9; Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Hernandez, Toronto, 7; Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 7; Span, Seattle, 7; Benintendi, Boston, 6; Chapman, Oakland, 6; Jones, Detroit, 6; Moncada, Chicago, 6; Profar, Texas, 6. HOME RUNS: Davis, Oakland, 41; Martinez, Boston, 40; Ramirez, Cleveland, 37; Gallo, Texas, 35; Cruz, Seattle, 34; Lindor, Cleveland, 34; Stanton, New York, 33; Trout, Los Angeles, 33; Bregman, Houston, 30; 2 tied at 29. STOLEN BASES: Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 31; Smith, Tampa Bay, 31; Gordon, Seattle, 30; Ramirez, Cleveland, 30; Betts, Boston, 27; Anderson, Chicago, 26; Lindor, Cleveland, 23; Trout, Los Angeles, 22; 4 tied at 20. PITCHING: Kluber, Cleveland, 18-7; Snell, Tampa Bay, 18-5; Severino, New York, 17-7; Carrasco, Cleveland, 16-8; Porcello, Boston, 16-7; Happ, New York, 15-6; Morton, Houston, 14-3; Price, Boston, 14-6; Verlander, Houston, 14-9; Yarbrough, Tampa Bay, 14-5. ERA: Sale, Boston, 1.97; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.06; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.22; Verlander, Houston, 2.73; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.75; Cole, Houston, 2.86; Morton, Houston, 3.15; Clevinger, Cleveland, 3.16; Fiers, Oakland, 3.36; Carrasco, Cleveland, 3.41. STRIKEOUTS: Cole, Houston, 251; Verlander, Houston, 248; Sale, Boston, 219; Bauer, Cleveland, 214; Severino, New York, 202; Carrasco, Cleveland, 201; Paxton, Seattle, 194; Clevinger, Cleveland, 191; Kluber, Cleveland, 190; Morton, Houston, 188. NATIONAL LEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 104; Yelich, Milwaukee, 98; Carpenter, St. Louis, 94; Albies, Atlanta, 93; Harper, Washington, 92; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 90; Arenado, Colorado, 89; Baez, Chicago, 89; Turner, Washington, 89; Freeman, Atlanta, 88. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 100; Suarez, Cincinnati, 100; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 97; Story, Colorado, 96; Arenado, Colorado, 95; Harper, Washington, 91; Rizzo, Chicago, 91; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 88; Markakis, Atlanta, 88; Yelich, Milwaukee, 86. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 172; Freeman, Atlanta, 169; Gennett, Cincinnati, 166; Peraza, Cincinnati, 163; Yelich, Milwaukee, 161; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 159; Story, Colorado, 159; Turner, Washington, 157; Baez, Chicago, 156; 3 tied at 155. DOUBLES: Markakis, Atlanta, 40; Carpenter, St. Louis, 39; Story, Colorado, 39; Freeman, Atlanta, 37; Rendon, Washington, 37; Baez, Chicago, 36; Albies, Atlanta, 35; Cabrera, Philadelphia, 34; Polanco, Pittsburgh, 32; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 32. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 10; Baez, Chicago, 9; Desmond, Colorado, 8; Nimmo, New York, 8; Rosario, New York, 8; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8. HOME RUNS: Carpenter, St. Louis, 35; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 33; Arenado, Colorado, 32; Harper, Washington, 32; Muncy, Los Angeles, 32; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 31; Story, Colorado, 31; Suarez, Cincinnati, 31; Baez, Chicago, 30; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 30. STOLEN BASES: Turner, Washington, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 31; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 30; Cain, Milwaukee, 26; Inciarte, Atlanta, 25; Story, Colorado, 25; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Jankowski, San Diego, 23; Baez, Chicago, 21; Peraza, Cincinnati, 20. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 17-6; Nola, Philadelphia, 16-4; Lester, Chicago, 15-5; Chacin, Milwaukee, 14-6; Freeland, Colorado, 14-7; Godley, Arizona, 14-8; Mikolas, St. Louis, 14-4; Greinke, Arizona, 13-9; 3 tied at 12. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.68; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.29; Scherzer, Washington, 2.31; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 2.75; Freeland, Colorado, 2.91; Corbin, Arizona, 3.01; Mikolas, St. Louis, 3.06; Greinke, Arizona, 3.08; Williams, Pittsburgh, 3.15; Wood, Los Angeles, 3.37. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 271; deGrom, New York, 230; Corbin, Arizona, 223; Nola, Philadelphia, 196; Marquez, Colorado, 184; Greinke, Arizona, 180; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 179.SUNDAYS GAMES American League Toronto 6, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 3 L.A. Angels 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1 Oakland 7, Texas 3 Seattle 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Boston 6, Houston 5 National League Chicago Cubs at Washington, ppd. Miami at Pittsburgh, ppd. N.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 4 Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, Colorado 6 Atlanta 9, Arizona 5 San Diego 7, Cincinnati 6 Interleague St. Louis 5, Detroit 2 WEDNESDAYS GAMES American League Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chi. White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. National League L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m., G1 Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m., G2 Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Interleague San Diego at Seattle, 6:40 p.m.MLB CALENDAROct. 2-3: Wild-card games. Oct. 4: Division Series start. Oct. 12: League Championship Series start. Oct. 23: World Series starts. November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, “ fth day after World Series. November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8: General managers meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15: All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 14-15: Owners meetings, Atlanta. TOP TENAMERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. 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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I love each other very much. But we are both so jealous we ght every day. The only time we get along is during sex and right after. Recently, he found an email I had written when we rst got together in reply to a message I had received about becoming an escort. I didn't follow through with it, and I have never cheated. I was broke at the time, and he had just been sent back to prison. I didn't know what to do. How can I earn his trust and keep our relationship from becoming toxic? -TRYING TO MAKE IT WORK DEAR TRYING: If the only time you and your boyfriend get along is during sex or right after, your relationship is already toxic. Rather than ght and accuse each other of indelity every day, couples in healthy relationships build each other up and support one another. Total honesty between partners is essential. If he can't believe what you tell him, there can be no love, because there is no trust.DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old girl and I hate my family. I have had an eating disorder for three years, and my parents haven't noticed. (It doesn't show because I'm regular-sized.) I think my parents hate me. They try to stuff me into a mannequin shell that doesn't t. It's like I am a doll and not a person. I don't know what to do, and I am suicidal. But when I think about all the ambitions I have, I'm able to withstand another day, even though it is hard. Please help me. -DEPRESSED TEEN IN WASHINGTON DEAR TEEN: Because you feel your parents may not take you seriously, be brave and tell a trusted teacher or counselor at school everything you have written to me, including your thoughts of suicide. Eating disorders can be very serious, and they are not always obvious. Because your feelings of depression are so strong that you sometimes feel you can't go on, you need more help than an advice columnist can give you in a letter. Please don't wait, and please let me hear from you again.DEAR ABBY: When did it become someone's right to walk into a business with a pet? People walk in and never ask. Some of those animals hike their leg, and their owners giggle and never offer an apology or to clean it up. Dogs have jumped up on other customers while their owners stood there and said, "Don't worry. He won't bite." The last customer came in with a full-grown German shepherd! I've gone through training on service animals, and these are denitely not service animals. What happened to common courtesies? -TAKEN ABACK IN OKLAHOMA DEAR TAKEN ABACK: The demise of common courtesies happened right around the time when people began believing they were the exception to the rules. When ADA legislation was passed, it was so that people with disabilities would have access to things that able-bodied people take for granted. What you are experiencing is an abuse of that law by dishonest, uncaring individuals who have no sense of shame. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018:This year you open up to a new approach to life. Someone who comes from a different culture or lifestyle helps you open the door. You nd yourself becoming more upbeat. If you are single, you could meet your sweetie in the next month or in summer 2019. You could feel as if youre walking on a cloud. If you are attached, the two of you might buy a new home or expand your environment in some way. You will love your time together at home. LIBRA gives you tips to make your sweetie smile.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Focus your energy on enhancing the benets of a situation that you deal with nearly every day. Youll experience a great deal of advantages from relating to one specic person, ranging from nancial gains to emotional support. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) An offer might be heading your way. Your feelings might be out of control when dealing with a key person. You cant always keep it together! Look at a trip or workshop as being positive. You might be bounding onto new turf. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You breeze along, touching base with many people. Your curiosity might be piqued along the way. Anchor yourself when dropping in on a favorite person. Your light and easy style, though charming, might seem supercial to others. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You express your compassion through your domestic talents. You inadvertently create a positive change in attitude by offering a caring thought or gift. Someone appears to be transforming right in front of your eyes. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You tell it like it is, yet you also engage in the art of diplomacy. You can make someone smile even while criticizing him or her! This person might not realize the gist of your conversation for hours. Reorganize your schedule to your liking. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)You feel intensely about several people, but youll want to limit how much you express those emotions. Ultimately, your choice of self-expression will be what sets the tone for the day. You will touch the other party with your thoughtfulness. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Whether it is raining or sunny, you beam. In some way, a situation conforms to your liking. You understand the ups and downs, and might not be thrown by them. Invite a friend to a late lunch. Decide that the glass is half full, not half empty. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might have caught a case of the blues. Can you put it to music? Play a favorite tune and process those feelings. Know that a change in perspective can transform your mood and the situation. Try it -you have nothing to lose. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Friends, associates and family members dont hesitate to charge through your door. See the negatives of such unparalleled popularity. You cant say yes to everyones requests, but you can spend a limited amount of time with most of them. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You wonder why so many people are saying yes to you. Its as if your wish is someone elses command. Incorporate this attitude into the workplace or in situations where you are the leader. Others comply with ease and wonder why you seem so easygoing. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You have a surprise up your sleeve. Others see the difference in your attitude. Curiosity will energize several friends to make inquiries. Know that you do not need to say anything. The less said, the better. The experience will intensify for you as a result. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Alls well on the personal side of your life. You are poised and well-informed. These characteristics tend to emerge more and more when dealing with a difcult friend or associate. Zero in on an important goal or project. Jealousy, misunderstanding chip away at relationship | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, the 254th day of 2018. There are 111 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 11, 2001, on America's single-worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York's World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a eld in western Pennsylvania. ON THIS DATE: In 1857, the Mountain Meadows Massacre took place in present-day southern Utah as a 120-member Arkansas immigrant party was slaughtered by Mormon militiamen aided by Paiute Indians. In 1936, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) began operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's rst hydroelectric generator. In 1941, groundbreaking took place for the Pentagon. In a speech that drew accusations of anti-Semitism, Charles A. Lindbergh told an America First rally in Des Moines, Iowa, that "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" were pushing the United States toward war. In 1954, the Miss America pageant made its network TV debut on ABC; Miss California, Lee Meriwether, was crowned the winner.



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