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SPORTS | C1STRUGGLING SEMINOLESFSU limping out of the starting gate this season SPORTS | C1FORMER EAST RIDGE STAR SAMEDY KILLING IT FOR MINNESOTA DINE | B1NALAN SULTAN OFFERS THE TASTES OF TURKEY IN EUSTIS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, September 12, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ...............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports .........................C1 Classified ....................D1 Volume 142, Issue 255 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT … Undercover New York City Police detec-tive Edwin Anes was going about his normal morning routine on Sept. 11, 2001, getting coffee at a corner deli across the street from his Brooklyn precinct.His mornings would never be normal or routine again.Im walking out, sipping on my nice coffee, it was a beautiful day and I see all the neighbors in the street and theyre all looking towards lower Manhattan because we had a good view of the Never forgetClemont Police Chief Charles Broadway addresses the c rowd during a ceremony to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 on Tuesday. [CLERMONT POLICE/FACEBOOK] An of“ cer re” ects solemnly during Tuesdays 9/11 ceremony in Clermont. [CLERMONT POLICE/ FACEBOOK] Clermont marks 9/11 with remembrances of horror and triumph See 9/11, A6By Jennifer Peltz and Karen MatthewsThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed the moment when America fought backŽ on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadli-est terror attack on U.S. soil.Victims relatives said prayers for their country, US marks 9/11 with somber tributesA member of the military walks the grounds of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on Tuesday before the start of the September 11th Pentagon Memorial Observance at the Pentagon on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See TRIBUTES, A6By Jonathan DrewThe Associated PressWILMINGTON, N.C. „ Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph winds and potentially ruinous rains.Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2 feet of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak envi-ronmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.Forecasters and politicians pleaded with the public to take the warnings seriously and minced no words in describ-ing the threat.This storm is a monster. Its big and its vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hur-ricane,Ž North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.He added: The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like youve ever seen. Even if youve ridden out storms before, this one is different. Dont bet your life on riding out a monster.ŽSome hoped for divine intervention.Im prayed up and as ready as I can get,Ž Steven Hendrick said as he filled up gasoline cans near Conway, South Carolina.More than 5.4 million people live in areas under hur-ricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast, according to the National Weather Ser-vice, and another 4 million people were under a tropical storm watch.President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and South Carolina and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid. He said the federal government is abso-lutely, totally preparedŽ for Florence.All three states ordered mass evacuations along the coast. But getting out of harms way could prove difficult.Florence is so wide that a life-threatening storm surge was being pushed 300 miles Hurricane Florence closes in on CarolinasPeople drive over a drawbridge Tuesday in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. [CHUCK BURTON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See FLORENCE, A6


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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. Monday, Sept. 10 Cash 4 Life: 8-13-19-41-42-4 Fantasy 5: 12-13-35-38-11 Tuesday, Sept. 11 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-1-9-2-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-3-1-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-6-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-1LOTTERY By Vladimir Isachenkov and Sergei GritsThe Associated PressCHITA, Russia „ Hun-dreds of thousands of Russian troops swept across Siberia on Tuesday in the nations largest ever war games also joined by China „ a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid their tensions with the U.S.Moscow said the week-long Vostok (East) 2018 maneuvers will span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans and involve nearly 300,000 Russian troops „ nearly one-third of the countrys 1-million-strong military. They will feature more than 1,000 aircraft, about 36,000 tanks and other military vehicles and 80 warships.Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has described the drills as even bigger than the countrys largest Cold War-era exer-cise called Zapad 1981 that put NATO allies on edge.A retired Russian gen-eral said that the giant war games come as a warning to the U.S. against ramp-ing up pressure on Russia.The maneuvers are aimed at deterring the aggressive intentions of the U.S. and NATO,Ž Ret. Gen. Leonid Ivashov said. He was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the drills are also a response to the U.S. sanctions.ŽChina is sending about 3,200 troops, 900 combat vehicles and 30 aircraft to join the drills at a Siberian firing range, a significant deployment that reflects its shift toward a full-fledged military alliance with Russia. Mongolia also has sent a military contingent.Asked if the U.S. is worried about a possible military alliance between Russia and China, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Pentagon reporters Tues-day that, I think that nations act out of their interests. I see little in the long term that aligns Russia and China.ŽAs the maneuvers kicked off, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russia on Tuesday to attend an economic forum in Vladi-vostok. President Vladimir Putin treated Xi to pan-cakes with caviar and shots of vodka in a show of their warm rapport.Moscow and Beijing have forged what they described as a strategic partnership,Ž expressing their shared opposition to the unipolarŽ world, the term they use to describe perceived U.S. global domination. However, the military drills they had until now were far smaller in scale, reflecting Chinas caution about alliances.Some experts pointed out that the U.S. helped spawn closer RussiaChina military ties by labeling them strategic competitors.They feel they need to embrace to deal with the increasingly high pressure and containment from the U.S.,Ž said Yue Gang, a military expert and retired Chinese army colonel.He noted that China feels that the Washingtons hostile attitude and actions, such as deploying the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, relieve it of any need to take U.S. views into consideration when deepening strategic trust with Moscow.The war games have laid a foundation for China and Russia to enhance cooperation on interna-tional arena and will lift the combat proficiency of both sides,Ž he said.The Chinese media touted the Chinese involvement in the maneu-vers as the countrys largest-ever dispatch of forces abroad for war games.Some noted that the Peoples Liberation Army, which hasnt fought a war since the attempted inva-sion of Vietnam in 1979, is keen to learn from Russias experience in the Syrian campaign, where it tested its latest weapons and tactics.From Chinas perspec-tive, the emerging military alliance with Russia sends a strong signal to the U.S. and its ally Japan as Beijing moves to defend its inter-ests in the South China Sea, which China claims virtu-ally in its entirety, as well as Taiwan and the Senkaku and Diaoyu islands controlled by Japan but claimed by Beijing.Hong Kong-based com-mentator Song Zhongping said China is anxious to acquire more experience in large-scale operations that might become a factor in a conflict with the U.S. and others over territorial claims in Asia.Russia has very strong real combat abilities and the participation of the PLA in such a large-scale military exercise that is specially tailored for an anti-invasion war indicates Chinas intention to learn more valuable combat practices and lift its ability for joint combat,Ž Song said.For Russia, the increas-ingly robust alliance with China is particularly important amid the grow-ing tensions with the U.S. and its allies and a looming threat of more biting U.S. sanctions.The scale and the scenario of those drills are in line with the current mil-itary-political situation,Ž said Ivashov, the retired Russian general. They demonstrate the serious-ness of our intentions.ŽThe U.S. and its NATO allies are closely eyeing the exercises for what they reveal about military coop-eration between Russia and China and their mounting military might. Were obviously aware of it, were watching it closely,Ž said Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman. Were aware of Russias right to sovereignty and to exer-cise in order to ensure their readiness.ŽNATO Spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said that the training fits into a pattern we have seen over some time: a more assertive Russia, significantly increasing its defense budget and its military presence.ŽShe also noted that China has growing military capabilities and is playing an increasingly significant global role,Ž adding that its important for NATO to engage with China.ŽRussia launches biggest ever war games involving ChinaIn this photo taken from video provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, tanks roll during the military exercises in the Chita region, Eastern Siberia, during the Vostok 2018 exercises in Russia. [RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE POOL PHOTO VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]PITTSBURGHLawyer for of“ cer asks judge to recuse over TV commentsThe attorney for a Pennsylvania officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager as he fled a traffic stop Tuesday asked the judge in the case if he would be willing to recuse himself.Attorney Patrick Thomassey, who represents East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, asked Judge Anthony Mariani during a pre-trial hearing to recuse himself because of comments he made on a cable news program about whether the shooting was justified. The comments were made before he was assigned to the case. Thom-assey said Mariani used language suggesting that the bystander video of the incident might show the shooting wasnt justified and saying the officer might have shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. out of frustration.BASRA, IRAQIran relocates consulate in Iraqs Basra following unrestIrans ambassador to Iraq says his country is relocating its consulate in Basra, after demonstrators burned down the old one four days ago.Protests in the oil-rich city that began over failing services and contaminated drinking water have morphed into a condemna-tion of Iraqs entire political class, as well as of Iran, which holds a large sway over politics.Angry demonstrators torched nearly every govern-ment building in Basra last week as well as the offices of several Iran-backed militias that operate in the city.BRAZILLAS VEGASIn this March 26 photo, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazils former president and the Workers Party presidential candidate, attends a campaign rally in Francisco Beltrao, Brazil. Brazils Workers Party on Tuesday replaced the jailed former president as its candidate for Octobers general election, clarifying one of the biggest question marks hanging over the vote to lead Latin Americas largest nation. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] An unprecedented legal move by MGM Resorts International to sue surviving victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting took another unusual turn Tuesday when the casino-operator offered to make $500 charitable donations for each person who waives or has their lawyer accept legal notice of the lawsuits. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS ORLANDO Troopers: 3 die, 3 injured in multi-vehicle crash Troopers said three people died and three others were injured in a multivehicle crash on Flor-idas Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said in a news release that the crash happened early Tuesday south of Orlando. Montes said a Road Ranger stopped to assist with the flat tire Monday evening but they were unable to remove the lug nuts. Trooper red-tagged the vehicle as disabled and the driver said shed have someone help her. After midnight, the woman began driving slowly with a SUV following. A Fed-Ex tractor-trailer struck the SUV and jackknifed. The SUV hit the car. Montes said three people in the SUV died and three others were taken to hos-pitals. The truck driver and driver of the car with the flat tire suffered minor injuries. ORLANDOJudge denies Loyd request over death penalty A judge denied a request from defense lawyers for Markeith Loyd on Tuesday, seeking to prevent prosecu-tors from seeking the death penalty against the accused killer. After Loyds arrest in the killings of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton and Sade Dixon, Loyds pregnant ex-girlfriend, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala filed notice in March 2017 indicating she would not seek to have Loyd exe-cuted if convicted. Ayala was later removed from the case by Gov. Rick Scott because of her announcement that her office would not seek the death penalty in any cases. State Attorney Brad King of Ocala took over. King has opted to pursue Loyds execution. On Tues-day, Loyds lawyers argued for Ayalas original decision to be reinstated. HOLLY HILLMom faces 30 years for scalding boys feet A Florida mother faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading no contest to aggravated child abuse. A judge revoked bail for 23-year-old Sheretta M. Harris on Monday and ordered her held in jail. A sentencing hearing hasnt been set. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Harris called 911 in April 2017, saying her 3-yearold son had been burned and skin was hanging off his feet. Dispatchers could hear the boys screams. Harris told investigators she found the boy in the bathtub with the water running. About a month later, her husband told investigators that Harris confided in him that she became angry with their son, filled the tub with scalding water and placed his feet in. When she was the seriousness of the injuries, she called 911. FORT LAUDERDALE Police: Man took ambulance after getting out of hospital A Florida man needed a ride home when he was released from the hospital. So police say he stole an ambulance. But the ambulance had a GPS tracking device, so it was easily found on Sunday. Now, 25-yearold Michael Paul is staying at the Broward County Jail, charged with grand theft and driving without a valid license. By Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … Eustis city com-missioners plan on joining rankswith Tavares, Leesburg,Clermont and Lake Countyofficials opposing the Lake County Histori-cal Museums plan to bring a 9-foot statue of a Confeder-ate general to the Lake County History Museum in neighbor-ing Tavares.During a meeting last week, Eustis Vice Mayor Marie Alib-erti noted that she'd received a letter from Pastor Michael Watkins of the C.M.E. Friend-ship Church in Tavares, who has been encouraging local leaders to officially oppose a the statue.Aliberti recommended that the commission join the ranks of cities that have taken stances against the move.Aliberti believes former Eustis City Commissioner Anthony Sabatini inspired the Confederate statue fight with a Facebook post in August 2017, when he invited communities around the United States to send Eustis their unwanted Confederate monuments.She said although Eustis made it clearthat no othercity Eustis plans vote against rebel statueConfederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St. Augustine in 1824 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1845. In 1861, he resigned from the Army and joined the Confederate forces. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL] Staff ReportEUSTIS „ Students at two Lake County schools were arrested Monday for threatening to shoot other students.The first incident occurred at Eustis Middle School Friday afternoon when a student riding the school bus home told another student "I'm going to bring my gun to school and you won't be messing with me after I come over and shoot y'all."Deputies went to the homes of the boy's father and mother, who live apart, to determine whether the 14-year-old had access to a firearm. The boy's father, who is a convicted felon, said he was not permitted to have firearms in the house, and the boy's mother said she also has a convicted felon living with her, so there were no firearms.When confronted by deputies at Eustis Middle School on Monday, the boy admitted making the threat, but said he did so because he was angry about other kids bullying his brother and that he had no intention of carrying out the threat.The deputy noted in his report that the boy was also arrested in 2016 for bringing a BB gun and marijuana onto campus at Treadway Elementary School.This time, he was charged with making a false threat to use a firearm.The second incident Teens charged with threatening to shoot schoolmates By Carlos R. MunozGatehouse Media FloridaBRADENTON „ Curt Bowen has hunted for ship-wrecks and lost cities, but he has never had to hunt for fish in the Gulf of Mexico.The 54-year-old retired Sarasota County firefighter says that when the current red tide epidemic invaded the Southwest Florida coastline, he knew the tonsof dead fish on local beaches onlytoldpart of the storyof a major disaster in the sea.Wearing only a wet suit, Bowen recently dove into Sarasota Bay and four spots in the Gulf with a video camera to document reefs, the sea floor and marine life.In Sarasota Bay, we didnt see anything, which is the problem,Ž Bowen said Monday. There are usually a lot of bait fish and little crabs and stuff running around on the bottom. I did see a couple fish, but not like it normally would be. It was about onetenth of the population of what it should have been.ŽBowen has spent his retirement exploring caves, finding lost shipssuch asthe Civil War blockade steamer Black Joker,Ž and conducting archeological dives for his exploration group, ADM Exploration Foundation.Hewent with Mote Marine Laboratory scientists, who were conducting a scallop study on Aug. 26, to film the underwater effects of red tide.The tour found areaswhich usually areteeming with marine life are now vacant and murky.Bowen said he didn't use artificial light while filming, in order to create an accurate picture of the water color. He plans to revisit the sights over the next year to see if condi-tions change. Everybody is always talk-ing about the beaches and all Disaster at seaCurt Bowen, a 54-year-old retired “ re“ ghter and diver, discovered “ sh and greenish water about 13 miles offshore from Venice in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2018. The area has been impacted by red tide. [SCREENSHOT FROM CURT BOWEN VIDEO] Bowen documented “ ve sites in the Gulf of Mexico impacted by red tide. [SCREENSHOT FROM CURT BOWEN VIDEO] Bradenton diver documenting red tide e ects on coastal watersSee STATUE, A4 See THREAT, A4 See RED TIDE, A4By Lindsey TannerThe Associated PressCHICAGO „ Active shoot-ers with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that dont self-load, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.Researchers examined FBI data on nearly 250 active shooter incidents in the United States since 2000. Almost 900 people were wounded and 718 were killed. One in four of these attacks involved semi-automatic rifles. These weapons automatically load each bullet after firing although firing requires pulling the trigger for each round.Recent attacks involving semi-automatics include the shootings at Parkland High School, Orlandos Pulse night club and Sandy Hook Elemen-tary School.Semi-automatics, which include some assault weapons, often are thought of as being more lethal. Since they can fire rapidly, chances of being hit in those circumstances are high, the study shows.But in active shooter attacks, which tend to occur in confined spaces and with an intent to kill, the results suggest all types of guns can be equally deadly, said lead researcher Dr. Adil Haider, a trauma surgeon at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston.Study: Semi-automatic ri es more deadlyThis March 1 photo shows a display of various models of semiautomatic ri” es at a store in Pennsylvania. [KEITH SRAKOCIC/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See STUDY, A5


A4 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | IN MEMORY Richard Lee CarpenterRichard Lee Carpenter, 83, of Leesburg, died Monday September 10, 2018. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. James Richard J.R.Ž Harville, 38, of Orlando, FL passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born in Dayton, Ohio. He was the owner and operator of Visionary Construction Services. He was a member of the Church in the Son. He is survived by his parents: Jim and Nettie Harville, Tavares, FL; significant other: Dena M. Coffman and her sons, Brady, Dominic, and Maxon, Orlando, FL; sister: Jessica (Drew) Richardson, and their children, Aidan, Raelyn and AJ, Dallas, TX; paternal grandmother: Barbara Harville, Eustis, FL; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Beyers Funeral Home Chapel in Umatilla, FL with Pastor Tim Carlsward officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the funeral home. The interment will follow the service at the Tavares Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to the Fresh Start Ministries of Central Florida, 4436 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. Online condolences may be made at www. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. James Richard J.R.Ž Harville William Dean Schmollinger William Dean Schmollinger, age 86, passed away September 1, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice House in Tavares, FL after a short illness. William was born on May 26, 1932 in Clarksville, IN to the late Clarence and Freda Schmollinger. He attended and graduated from Noblesville High School and served in the United States Army in 1954. He worked for Irving Material retiring after 35 years. During the harvest season he drove a grain truck for Hargars Farms. Bill was an avid bowler, loved snowmobiling and loved the Indianapolis Colts. He was married to his wife Nancy Lee Beebe Schmollinger on July 22, 2000 in Daleville, IN till moving to Leesburg, FL in 2005. He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Debra of MI, sons Dean, Steve, Todd, grandchildren Drew, Reed, Brice, Shelby of IN and Ryan of CA. Great Grandchildren Kylie, Emma; stepchildren, Barbara Campbell, Mike, Doug, Phil Beebe; step grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Mallory, Madison, Mark, Faye; great grandchildren, Mycah, Maise, Trey. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Marian and Karen. A Memorial Service will be held at The First Christian Church, 1701 Vine Street in Leesburg at 2pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018 with Pastor Mike McCann of“ciating. A gathering of family and friends will be at the church from 1:00 to 2:00pm. In lieu of ”owers donations may be made in memory of Bill to his church, First Christian Church, 1701 Vine Street, Leesburg, FL 24748. Online condolences may be left at www. Funeral Services Vincent Charles Sanguedolce Vincent Charles Sanguedolce, age 69, of Leesburg, formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away on September 5, 2018 in Clermont, FL. Vince was born May 30,1949 to Vincent and Katherine (Swerk) Sanguedolce. Vince moved to Leesburg in 2008 where he married Elizabeth Davis on December 23, 2008. During High School in Maple Heights, OH, Vince was a wrestler and on the state championship team for two years. Vince was a proud Viet Nam veteran who served with honor and dignity as a combat infantryman in the US Army, 196th Infantry Brigade. He was awarded the bronze star, CIB, and purple heart and airborne jump wings, for combat operations at Hep Duc, RVN. He loved his country dearly, as well as his fellow veterans. He was a carpenter and a truck farmer for much of his career. His partners in life were his beloved wife Elizabeth and his two German Shepherds, Haiko and Jenny. He is survived by his step children Paul and Wendy Blumenschein, sister Debbie Krueger, nephew and niece Eric and Rachel Krueger, brother in law Roland Krueger. His brother Robert Babey and mother proceeded him in death. Vince had the unique distinction of climbing all 53 mountain peaks of 14,000 feet in Colorado over a 10 year period. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, DAV, VVA, AmVets, Eustis Gun Club, where he was a range safety of“cer, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lake County Aerie 4273. In lieu of ”owers, donations can be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Page Theus Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Funeral Servicesoccurred Monday at South Lake High School in Grove-land, where a boy told the school resource officer that he bumped into another student on the sidewalk outside school and that student told him, Yo, I got a toolie,Ž meaning a gun.The deputy and school administrators located the student, who is 17, and when they emptied his backpack, they reportedly found a magazine with 15 rounds of 9 mm ammuni-tion, but no gun.The deputy, accompanied by the boys mother, went to his home and found a pistol. The boy said he purchased the Smith & Wesson pistol at a flea market in Webster.He was charged with aggravated assault for the threat against the other student, making a false report concerning the use of a firearm and purchase of a handgun by fraud. THREATFrom Page A3officials supported Saba-tinis sentiments, it was not enough to stop people like the Lake County His-torical Museums Curator Bob Grenier from backing Sabatini.I feel like if anybody has a right to give input or speak on this it is the city of Eustis,Ž Aliberti said. A year ago, we said what our views were. Now we need to put it in a resolu-tion format so we make our stand also.ŽEustis Commissioner Michael Holland said after he received an email asking for support, he obtained a copy of the City of Leesburgs resolu-tion opposing the statue.Mayor Robert Morin said he wants people to remember that Eustis was the first city to say they were appalled by this.ŽRev. Watkins is hoping the Lake County Histori-cal Society, which runs the museum, will change its mind about the exhibit if there is enough public opposition.We believe these are the kinds of things that divide, not unite us. This statue willonly serve to remind us of things we have tried for so many years to put behind us. They were built to send a message of white supremacy and inequality to other people,Ž Watkins said. Why would we want to do that if we are a county interested in progress and moving forward?ŽWatkins also hopes that the Lake County Commission, which owns the building where the museum is located, will step in if the Historical Society refuses to budge. He claims there is a clause in the rental agreement specifyingthat artifacts displayed at the museum must have ties to Lake County. General Edmund Kirby Smith, who is depicted by the statue, was from St. Augustine.They have that authority,Ž said Watkins.Grenier, the curator of the museum, has said he understands the sensitivity about displaying Confederate statues prominently in public places, but he has defended the decision, saying the statue is a work of art that has historical importance to the entire state of Florida, which includes Lake County.The city of Groveland in south Lake County appears to be the next bat-tleground. On Monday, Groveland officials con-firmed that the matter will be placed on the consent agenda for consideration at an upcoming meeting. STATUEFrom Page A3the fish, but nobody ever looks below the water where the fish live,Ž Bowen said. Its more important to know whats going on „ in my opinion „ on the bottom of the ocean than floating on the shore.ŽBowen also conducted dives to investigate five local reefs, where he dis-covered mixed conditions. At two spots, more than 12 miles offshore from the Venice Inlet, the water was both dark green and bluish with large amounts of sea life. He dove down to nearly 70 feet.Bowen found a dying grouper that showed signs of red tide toxicity. He took water samples at all five locations, about one meter below the surface and one meter above the bottom.Those samples are being tested for toxins at Mote.About seven miles from shore, in 49 feet of water, the sea was a darker green, and he found dead sponges and dead coral.Dead clams littered the sea floor „ something Bowen has never seen before. He also found foot-ball field-size sludge mats and dead organic matter.I hadnt seen that before,Ž Bowen said. Typ-ically on the ocean there is enough current to keep fine particulates from gathering on the bottom.ŽJim Culter, a Mote scientist who studies marine life on the sea floor, cant say that the dying sea life in Bowens videos was caused by red tide, but he suspects red tide impacted the area. Culter said reef conditions in the video werent that bad, considering the amounts of living animals pictured.What this shows, in part, is there are still areas in the Gulf that seem to be doing OK,Ž Culter said. Thats to be expected. The (red tide) hits some areas harder than others. It tends to be patchy in its distribution.ŽCulter said its not always toxins that kill fish. A lot of times, deoxygenation of the water column causes fish kills. Red tide can exacerbate the low nighttime levels of oxygen „ especially during a fish kill,Ž Culter said.Bowen, who is an avid spear-fisherman, is con-cerned that invasive lionfish could decimate marine regrowth in the Gulf.The lionfish is an even bigger problem than the red tide problem, and theres nothing we can do about it.Ž Lionfish are known to be ferocious eaters and prey on juvenile and bait fish. They could attack newly populated reefs and interfere with recovery.They are thick as thieves,Ž Bowen said. RED TIDEFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A5By Nicole WinfieldThe Associated PressVATICAN CITY „ With the Catholic Church in crisis once again over clerical sex abuse and cover-up, Pope Francis will meet Thursday with U.S. cardinals and bishops who are demanding to know how one of their own was able to climb the clerical ranks despite alle-gations that he slept with seminarians.The Vatican said Tuesday that the U.S. delegation would be headed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and also include Francis top sex abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean OMalley.Di Nardo has said he wants Francis to authorize a full-fledged Vatican investigation into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed as cardinal in July after a credible accusation that he groped a teenager.The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick would invite seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed.And yet St. John Paul II made him archbishop of Washington and a cardinal in 2001, pre-sumably because Vatican officials impressed by his fundraising prowess considered his past homosexual activity a mere moral lapseŽ and not a gross abuse of power.DiNardo has also said recent accusations that top Vatican officials including the current pope covered up for McCarrick since 2000 deserve answers.Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said DiNardo and OMalley would meet with Francis on Thursday in the Apostolic Palace. Also involved are two officials from the U.S. conference, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and Monsignor Brian Bransfield, according to a Vatican statement.The summit recalls the April 2002 meeting John Paul called with the senior U.S. church lead-ership after the sex abuse scandal first exploded publicly in Boston. At the time, McCarrick served as the front-man for the U.S. delegation, acting as their spokesman, and then went on to serve prominently when U.S. bishops drafted their tough abuse norms the summer of 2002 in Dallas.In July, Francis ordered McCarrick, 88, to observe a lifetime of penance and prayer pending the outcome of a canonical trial into the groping allegation involving a teenage altar boy in the 1970s. After the allegation was publicized in June, it emerged that it was apparently an open secret including at the Vatican that McCarrick routinely molested seminarians and young priests and harassed them. The McCarrick scandal took on crisis propor-tions two weeks ago after the Vaticans former U.S. ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, accused two dozen Vati-can and U.S. cardinals and bishops by name of cover-ing up for McCarrick.Specifically, Vigano accused Francis of rehabilitating McCarrick from canonical sanctions imposed on him by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 or 2010. The Vatican hasnt responded to the accusations, but presumably the clarificationsŽ it has promised will come sometime after Francis meets with the top U.S. church leadership this week.Francis has refused to comment directly about Viganos claims, but nearly every day over the past two weeks his homily at morning Mass has seemed somewhat related to the scandal.On Tuesday, he drew Satan into the fray, suggesting that the devil was behind Viganos revelations.In these times, it seems like the Great Accuser has been unchained and has it in for bishops,Ž he said. True, we are all sinners, we bishops. He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalize the people.ŽBishops, he said, should be men of prayer, and should know they were chosen by God and keep close to their flock. In other eyebrow-rais-ing comments Tuesday, a top aide to both Francis and Benedict said the sex abuse scandal was such a game-changing catastro-phe for the church that it amounted to its own 9/11.ŽArchbishop Georg Gaenswein told a book presentation that he by no means was comparing the scandal to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the U.S. 17 years ago Tuesday, on Sept. 11, 2001.But he said the yearslong scandal, and recent revelations in the Penn-sylvania grand jury report, showed just how many souls have been wounded irrevocably and mortally by priests from the Catholic Church.ŽToday, even the Catholic Church looks full of confusion at its own 9/11, at its own Sept. 11, even though this catastrophe isnt associated with a single date but rather at so many days and years, and innumerable victims,Ž he said.While no one has attacked churches with airplanes full of passengers, Gaenswein said, recent news from the U.S. sends a message that is even more terrible than the sudden collapse of all the churches of Pennsylvania together with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.ŽGaenswein, who serves as secretary to Benedict and prefect of Francis papal household, was speaking at a presentation of a book by conservative American author Rod Dreher, who has been at the forefront in reporting on the McCarrick and Vigano scandals.Gaenswein recalled that during a 2008 trip to the U.S., Benedict spoke from the National Shrine to denounce the profound shameŽ and pain that abuse had caused the Catholic community. Benedict is credited with having turned around the Vatican on the issue of sex abuse while he was cardinal, forcing bishops around the world to send all their cases to him for review because they werent sanctioning abusers.Gaensweins said Benedicts admonition was apparently in vain, as we see today.ŽNeither the lament of the Holy Father nor the formal assurances and commitments pledged by a large part of the hierarchy has been able to contain the evil,Ž he said.Pope to meet US bishops Thursday on abuse scandalIn this Feb. 4, 2017, photo, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein looks at Pope Francis delivering his message during an audience at the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican. [ANDREW MEDICHINI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Overall, 44 percent of people hit in active shooter attacks involving semi-automatic weapons died, the same as those wounded in attacks not involving semi-automatic rifles, showing that the death rate if you got hit by a bullet was the same,Ž Haider said.Active shooters are hell-bent on killing people,Ž he said. The big difference „ and this is not such a big surprise „ is if you give them a semi-automatic, theyre able to shoot twice the number of people.ŽThe average number of people wounded in semi-automatic attacks totaled nearly six, versus about three in attacks with other weapons. Roughly four people were killed on average in semi-auto-matic attacks, compared with about two in other attacks, the study found.The results were pub-lished Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Haider said the study highlights a need to better track details on types of weapons used in active shooter attacks; FBI figures do not detail whether weapons used were semi-automatic so the researchers got that information from court and police documents and news media reports.Semi-automatic rifles cause more deaths and injuries, but firearms in general, regardless of the type, are extraordinarily lethal weapons,Ž said Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, who was not involved in the research.A longtime gun owner and sports shooting enthusiast, Crifasi said her understanding of gun culture brings a dif-ferent perspective to gun research and safety. The main thing is that there are gun owners like me ... who support common sense solutions to reduc-ing gun violence,Ž she said. 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A6 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comtowers where I work at. So I looked, too, and I could see the big flames coming out of the tower,Ž Anes said. From there, the story is a familiar one of confusion and wonder as onlookers progressed through feelings of astonishment over what first appeared to be a mishap to horror when a second plane col-lided with the other tower in an explosion of fire and debris that left no doubt the United States was under attack.For months afterwards, Anes worked ata landfill in Staten Island sifting through sand and rubble for remains and belong-ings of 9/11 victims.On Tuesday, those memories, along with many others both grave and triumphant, came rushing back to Anes and to the dozens of other first responders at a memorial ceremony in Clermont that honored the victims and survivors of 9/11.The mornings speaker was Nancy Rosado, a retired NYPD sergeant who described in vivid detail the scene that day and talked about how those events forever changed lives.Rosado told of the strange contrast of blue skies and smoke, the fear that she and her col-leagues felt and of the many horrors they and others witnessed, includ-ing seeing people jumping out of buildings, people in shock and disbelief look-ing for their loved ones, clouds of smoke, people and cars gray with soot and even shoes in the streets with no people in them.But she also told stories of unity, kindness and heroism. It was really what you would want to see of men and women who are first responders,Ž Rosado said.Victor Sanchez, a retired NYPD officer who now works for Clermont Police Department, said the memories are diffi-cult but necessary.In listening to her, I was no longer here, I was there hearing the sounds, smelling the smoke and feeling things I cant describe, but I love that these ceremonies continue to happen because its a way for us to decompress. You dont forget these things, but when youre around others who were there too, it helps,Ž said Sanchez. It kind of helps you go one more year.ŽThe ceremony also included the presenta-tion of colors, the singing of the National Anthem by Pam Jones and per-formances by East Ridge High School's Rhythm of the Knight singing group,reflections from Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway, who was also an officer with the NYPD on 9/11, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.Before the ceremonys end, an officer rang a bell in remembrance of lives lost as people bowed their heads in a moment of silence.Broadway said he felt inspired and touched by the number of people who attended the ceremony, adding that it is important for such remembrances to con-tinue indefinitely.Broadway reflected on the fact that many 9/11 first responders are still dying today as a result of the dangerous toxins they were exposed to at that time.I remember seeing such destruction, ash and the soot, devastation, tons of rubble. I lost friends and a former captain, but as I further reflect, I also remember the unwavering dedica-tion and commitment of first responders „ true heroes who put their lives on the line for total strangers,Ž Broadway said. I worked with heroes who in the midst of the many challenges we faced refused to give up and who refused to let hate or the cowardice acts of terrorism win.ŽIts very important to never forget the selfless efforts of our first responders; their bravery, their courage and what they do on a daily basis.Ž 9/11From Page A1The color guard, made up of Clermont police and “ re“ ghters, during Tuesdays ceremony. [CLERMONT POLICE/ FACEBOOK] pleaded for national unity and pressed officials not to use the 2001 terror attacks as a political tool in a polarized nation.Seventeen years after losing her husband, Margie Miller came from her suburban home to join thousands of relatives, survivors, rescuers and others on a misty morn-ing at the memorial plaza where the World Trade Centers twin towers once stood. To me, he is here. This is my holy place,Ž she said before the hours-long reading of the names of her husband, Joel Miller, and the nearly 3,000 others killed when hijacked jets slammed into the towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Penn-sylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.The president and first lady Melania Trump joined an observance at the Sept. 11 memorial near Shanksville, where one of the jetliners crashed after 40 passengers and crew members realized what was happening and several passengers tried to storm the cockpit.Calling it the moment when America fought back,Ž Trump said the fallen took control of their destiny and changed the course of history.ŽThey joined the immortal ranks of Ameri-can heroes,Ž said Trump.At the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence recalled the heroism of service members and civilians who repeatedly went back into the Pen-tagon to rescue survivors.The terrorists hoped to break our spirit, and they failed,Ž he said.At the United Nations, Security Council members stood for a moment of silence, led by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.The 9/11 commemora-tions are by now familiar rituals, centered on read-ing the names of the dead. But each year at ground zero, victims relatives infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, inspiration and concern.For Nicholas Haros Jr., that concern is officials who make comparisons to 9/11 or invoke it for politi-cal purposes.Stop. Stop,Ž implored Haros, who lost his 76-year-old mother, Frances. Please stop using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as props in your political theater. Their lives, sacrifices and deaths are worth so much more. Lets not trivialize them.Ž This years anniversary comes as a heated midterm election cycle kicks into high gear. But there have long been some efforts to separate the solemn anniversary from political campaigns. The group 9/11 Day, which promotes volunteering on the anniversary, asks candidates not to campaign or run political ads for the day. Organizers of the ground zero cere-mony allow politicians to attend, but theyve been barred since 2011 from reading names or deliv-ering remarks.If not political speeches, there were politically tinged appeals from some victims relatives amid the reading.May we support our president to lead our country,Ž said Joanne Barbara, who lost her husband, Fire Department Assistant Chief Gerard Barbara.Another victims family sent a different message.My hope is that discrimination, hatred and bigotry will cease and that we all will come together and love,Ž said Debra Epps, a sister of victim Christopher Epps. Another sister, Chaundera, had an answer for anyone who wonders why families still come to such ceremonies after 17 years.Because soldiers are still dying for our free-dom. First responders are still dying and being ill,Ž Chaundera Epps said, adding, God bless Amer-ica thats never, ever, stopped being great.ŽTrump uses Make America Great AgainŽ as a slogan.Other relatives laid bare the toll their losses had taken on their families. Thomas Langer said his brother, Timmy, drank himself to deathŽ after losing his wife, Vanessa, and their unborn child on Sept. 11.I witnessed my brother endure the pain that no one human being was ever meant to bear,Ž Thomas Langer said.Sept. 11 still shapes American policy, politics and everyday experiences in places from airports to office buildings, even if its less of a constant presence in the public consciousness after 17 years.A stark reminder came not long after last years anniversary: A truck mowed down people, kill-ing eight, on a bike path within a few blocks of the World Trade Center on Halloween.In December, a would-be suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb in a subway passageway near Times Square, authorities said. They said suspects in both attacks were inspired by the Islamic State extremist group.The recent attacks scare Ruben Perez, who read names at the trade center Tuesday.I get very worried for the state of society. ... Its part of what it means to be human in the 21st century, a fear for public safety,Ž said Perez, 23, who lost his uncle, Calixto Anaya Jr.Memorials to 9/11 continue to grow at Shanksville, where a newly dedicated Tower of Voices will eventu-ally include a wind chime for each of the 40 people killed there, and ground zero, where work is to begin soon on a path-way honoring rescue and recovery workers. TRIBUTESFrom Page A1ahead of its eye, and so wet that a swath from South Carolina to Ohio and Pennsylvania could get deluged.People across the region rushed to buy bottled water and other supplies, board up their homes, pull their boats out of the water and get out of town.A line of heavy traffic moved away from the coast on Interstate 40, the main route between the port city of Wilming-ton and inland Raleigh. Between the two cities, about two hours apart, the traffic flowed smoothly in places and became gridlocked in others because of fender-benders.Only a trickle of vehicles was going in the opposite direction, including pickup trucks carrying plywood and other build-ing materials.Long lines formed at service stations, and some started running out of gas as far west as Raleigh, with bright yellow bags, signs or rags placed over the pumps to show they were out of order. Some store shelves were picked clean.Theres no water. Theres no juices. Theres no canned goods,Ž Kris-tin Harrington said as she shopped at a Walmart in Wilmington.At 5 p.m., the storm was centered 785 miles south-east of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph. It was a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm but was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds of 157 mph or higher.Florence is the most dangerous of three tropi-cal systems in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Isaac was east of the Lesser Antilles and expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, His-paniola and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land. Forecasters also were tracking two other disturbances.The coastal surge from Florence could leave the eastern tip of North Car-olina under more than 9 feet of water in spots, projections showed.This one really scares me,Ž National Hurri-cane Center Director Ken Graham said.Federal officials begged residents to put together emergency kits and have a plan on where to go.This storm is going to knock out power days into weeks. Its going to destroy infrastructure. Its going to destroy homes,Ž said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20 inches of rain, if not more, with as much as 10 inches elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C.One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches in parts of North Carolina. A year ago, people would have laughed off such a forecast, but the Euro-pean model was accurate in predicting 60 inches for Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, so you start to wonder what these models know that we dont,Ž University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy said.Rain measured in feet is looking likely,Ž he said.The storm forced people to cut their vacations short along the coast.Paula Matheson of Springfield, Oregon, got the full Southern experience during her 10-week RV vacation: hot weather, good food, beautiful beaches and, finally, a hurricane evacuation.Florence interrupted her stay on North Carolinas Outer Banks. It took Matheson and her husband nearly the whole day Monday to drive the 60 miles off the barrier island .It was so beautiful. The water was fabulous. Eighty-five degrees,Ž Matheson said, pausing a moment. I guess thats a big part of the problem.ŽFlorences projected path includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in huge lagoons.Duke Energy spokesman Ryan Mosier said operators would begin shutting down nuclear plants at least two hours before hurricane-force winds arrive.North Carolinas gover-nor issued what he called a first-of-its-kind manda-tory evacuation order for North Carolinas fragile barrier islands from one end of the coast to the other. Typically, local governments in North Carolina make the call on evacuations.Weve seen noreasters and weve seen hurricanes before,Ž Cooper said, but this one is different.Ž FLORENCEFrom Page A1 Data as of 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday Source: GATEHOUSE MEDIA Center location 28.0 N, 67.9 W Maximum sustained wind 140 mph Movement WNW at 17 mph85W80W70W 75W65W 25N 30N 35NFlorences potential path W W Hurricane Watch Warning Tropical storm Watch Warning 2 a.m. Thurs. 2 p.m. Thurs. 2 p.m. Fri. 2 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Tues. 2 p.m. Wed. Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Mexico

PAGE 7 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Voters know they have a clear choice in the Florida governors race this fall, but maybe there is no wider gulf between the two candidates than their stands on health care. One candidate wants to build on the Affordable Care Act, and the other candidate wants to tear it down. The ACA extended health care coverage to millions across the country but, due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, allowed states to decline federal funding to cover even more of the uninsured through Medicaid. That left coverage gaps in states such as Florida, which still has about 800,000 uninsured residents who would otherwise be covered. Rather than trying to expand and improve coverage, GOP officials on the state and federal level are doing the opposite. A federal judge heard arguments last week in a case joined by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi that seeks to wipe put the ACAs protections for patients with preexisting conditions and other parts of the law. At the same time, the Trump administration is undermining the law through changes such as making it easier for junk insurance plans to be sold. Such moves would leave more people without adequate coverage when serious medical conditions arise. Novembers election will have major consequences for the future of the ACA and the protections it provides. Voters should consider the health care positions of Floridas gubernatorial candidates as well as those running for Florida attorney general, the state Legislature and Congress. Republican nominee Ron DeSantis pushed to repeal the ACA and pass an inferior substitute while in Congress. Now running for Florida governor with the backing of President Donald Trump, DeSantis has opposed expanding Medicaid in Florida. Worse, he has offered few, if any, details on his health care plan for the state. DeSantis has supported measures that would have stripped Floridians of coverage and removed the ACAs protections such as those for people with preexisting conditions. His Democratic opponent for governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, has pledged to work to expand Medicaid in Florida. He has proposed passing a state law protecting people from being denied coverage or charged more for it due to a preexisting condition, or women being charged more than men. He also backs the Medicare For AllŽ plan proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who endorsed Gillum in the primary. Whether all of Gillums proposals are viable remains to be seen, but at least he has a plan. The Affordable Care Act undoubtedly was an imperfect piece of legislation, but absent a good substitute, it should be improved upon, not dismantled. Expanding coverage improves the health and economic prospects of those who are uninsured, as well as prevents the costs of their care in hospital emergency rooms from being passed on to people who have insurance. Voters should consider the clear contrast between DeSantis and Gillum on health care issues when deciding who to support in November. So many people lack health care coverage in Florida that it is a major problem. Voters should back Gillum if they want to build on the gains of the ACA, and DeSantis if they want to reverse the expanded coverage and protections that the law provides. From the Ocala Star-Banner.ANOTHER OPINIONA clear choice on health care ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comIve worked hard to get over Merrick Garland. But Sen. Ted Cruz isnt making it easy. Garland, of course, was a judge on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit when President Barack Obama nominated him to the Supreme Court after Justice Scalias death in February 2016. Senate Republicans, however, vowed to deny any hearing or vote on Garlands nomination or any other Obama nomination during the last year of his presidency. Thus the nomination languished for 293 days until it expired in January 2017. Why? Republicans were naturally averse to replacing a conservative justice like Scalia with a justice nominated by a Democrat. They had the power to reject Garlands nomination, and they used it. Theres nothing overly dramatic about calling Scalias seat on the court, subsequently filled by Neil Gorsuch, a stolen seat.Ž But we have to move on, to look forward. I watched virtually all of the first three days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh is impressive. His grasp of the law and of Supreme Court rulings is impeccable. Hes unquestionably highly qualified, and he appears destined to be the next Supreme Court justice. So why did Cruz bring up Merrick Garland? In his questioning of the nominee, Cruz noted that he had compared Kavanaughs record during his 12 years on the circuit with Judge Garlands record, with these strikingŽ results: In legal findings on which both Garland and Kavanaugh voted, they agreed 93 percent of the time. Of 28 public opinions that Kavanaugh authored while Garland was on the same panel, Garland joined Kavanaughs opinion 27 times. And of Garlands 30 opinions, Kavanaugh joined in 28 of them. Kavanaugh and Garland appear to have a lot in common in terms of how they view the law. Cruz was trying to invoke a question: Isnt it hypocritical for you Democrats to oppose Kavanaugh when he thinks so much like Garland?Ž But a more poignant question for Republicans is, If Kavanaugh and Garland are so much alike, why in the name of the Constitution wouldnt you give Garland the courtesy of a hearing?!Ž Which implies a third question: If Kavanaugh and Garland have so much in common, what distinguishes Kavanaugh from Garland?Ž Besides Kavanaughs extensive history as a right-wing political operative, heres another huge difference: President Donald Trump has been clear and emphatic: He said that he would nominate justices to the court who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Of course, no justice can unilaterally overturnŽ Roe v. Wade. (Someone should tell Trump how this works.) But during the hearing Kavanaugh was carefully equivocal. He persistently declined to describe Roe v. Wade as anything more than precedent.Ž Marbury v. Madison (1803) is settled law.Ž Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is settled law.Ž Roe v. Wade (1973) is precedent.Ž So is the last case the court decided. In short, citizens who are concerned about a court that forces women to cede back to the government hardwon reproductive rights and decision-making power over their own bodies should be concerned about Kavanaugh. Garland and Kavanaugh have a significant history of agreement about the law. But Kavanaugh appears to harbor an undisclosed agenda that is at odds with the feelings of the two-thirds of Americans who support Roe v. Wade. Overturning Roe v. Wade wont end abortion in America. But it will return us to the pre-Roe, twotiered system that made abortions much more difficult for the poor and for minorities. And just as in pre-Roe days, women will die from illegal abortions. Cruz asked Kavanaugh what he thought about Garland. He said that Garland is a great judge, very careful, very hardworking, who reads statute and precedent as written, without imposing personal preferences. Too bad Cruz and Kavanaugh didnt tell us this sooner; we might have avoided a divisive, unfair, unseemly episode and preserved womens right to choose, as well. Now everything depends on the consciences of a few Republican senators. Womens lives and rights are at stake. John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at OPINIONCruz, Kavanaugh might have said something soonerThe world has seen this scenario before. Syrian President Bashar Assad launches an offensive against a rebel stronghold, and in the process legions of civilians die „ either by poison gas, barrel bombs, burial beneath the rubble of razed buildings. Now Assad, with the help of his Russian and Iranian allies, is poised for an assault on the rebels last swath of territory, the northwest Syrian province of Idlib. This siege, like others before it, portends a massacre of innocents. The Trump administration has warned Assad that the U.S. would take military action „ it didnt say what kind „ if he again kills his own people with chemical weapons. The Syrian dictators use of chemical weapons in 2017 and again last April killed scores of civilians. After each attack, President Donald Trump ordered strikes on Syrian military bases. Its doubtful that those punishments have deterred Assad; according to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials say Assad has endorsed the use of chlorine gas in his Idlib offensive. Can the U.S. change the trajectory of a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib? Almost certainly not. Unfortunately, Washington scurried to the sidelines of the Syrian conflict long ago „ a move that limits U.S. leverage in Syria now. The U.S. floundering in Syria began when President Barack Obama warned that Assad would be crossing a red line if he used chemical weapons against his own people. Assad ignored the warning, and Obama didnt react militarily. Washingtons reticence let Russian President Vladimir Putin assert the Kremlins influence over the conflict. Today, Assad remains in power with the backing of Russia and Iran, which now have footholds on this crucial Mideast turf. Trump inherited the chaos in Syria. He streamlined the U.S. mission there, focusing primarily on the defeat of the Islamic State. That goal has been largely accomplished „ Islamic State was routed out of its de facto capital in Raqqa, and its presence in Syria now has shrunk to remote areas near the Iraq border. The looming crisis in Idlib poses a new quandary for the Trump White House. Rebels numbering in the thousands are mixed in with a civilian population estimated at 3 million, one-third of them children. Many of the civilians are there because they fled other parts of war-torn Syria. At a recent United Nations gathering, U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley called the planned offensive a playbook of death.Ž Can the U.S. do more than denounce Assad? The U.S. still has 2,200 troops in northeast Syria. That preserves some leverage for the U.S. in the face of Russia and Irans presence in Syria. Turkey, which also has troops in Syria, strongly opposes the upcoming offensive in Idlib, primarily because the assault would trigger another wave of refugees into its country. Relations between Washington and Ankara have bottomed out, but the two capitals have a common goal in discouraging an Idlib assault „ perhaps by pushing Putin to restrain his client Assad. Thats not a satisfying or probably successful gambit. But having surrendered influential roles in Syria to Moscow and Tehran, thats about all Washington can do for now. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONAmericas limited options as new Syrian bloodbath looms


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PAGE 9 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 B1 DINE SUSTAINABILITYHOW TO PICK SUSHIDo you love sushi but also love the ocean? Seafood Watch from the Monterey Bay Aquarium o ers some tips for making your sushi dinner as sustainable as possible. € Look for U.S.sourced Alaskan King Crab over crab from Asia, Russia and Argentina. € Search for polecaught albacore from the U.S. or Canada as an alternative to blue n tuna. € Yellowtail is best when shed with hooks and lines, but avoid yellowtail farmed in Australia and Japan. STRAWBERRIES BENEFITS OF BERRIESCheck out these reasons why adding strawberries to your diet is worth it, according to California € One serving of eight strawberries has only 50 calories and eight grams of sugar. € A single serving has more vitamin C than an orange. € According to a study in the Annals of Neurology, eating strawberries at least twice per week may delay cognitive aging by two and a half years. KIDS & COOKINGCONTEST SEEKS ENTRIESAlready bonding with your children over cooking? Consider entering the Bens Beginners contest sponsored by Uncle Bens. The annual contest invites families with kids in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit photos of themselves preparing a rice-based dish to beginners. „ Brandpoint Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 I teach a free cooking class once a month at the Leesburg Public Library. I have been doing this for three years, and I love sharing my recipes each class. This month we discussed fish, which get a bad rap because when they are prepared poorly, they leave many of us with a bad taste in our mouths, literally. I have a confession: I didnt eat fish for over 10 years after a nasty bone became lodged in my throat. I look back on the incident and I really only have myself to blame. I grew up eating fish on the bone and I knew the proper precautions but failed to use due care. But when fish filets became more popular and affordable, I jumped in again, although I'm still cautious. Finding a nice filet of fish is so easy today compared to 10 years ago. We now have a few fish markets in town, and all of the big and small grocery stores offer their version of a fish counter as well. You just have to know what to look for: Fish should look bright and full of color. Avoid fish with unnatural undertones ( i.e.white fish should not be grey). Previously frozen fish is actually good. The industry standard is to process a fish within hours of it being caught. Fish that are considered fresh are caught, processed and shipped to their locations within 24hours. Because of this, fresh fish is usually sold at a premium. Fish should smell fresh. Even though fish is pungent, they should smell fresh with no stench. Along with those tips I share with the class the different types of fish and what flavors to expect, and then I prepared a wine poached salmon. Salmon are considered a fatty fish. The fat in salmon is considered heart healthy, provide many health benefits and most health professionals recommend that we eat a fatty fish at least twice a week. I also like the versatility of salmon, no matter the cooking method. The rich, meaty texture makes pan frying, baking or poaching easy, and salmon accepts seasonings really well. The most common method for fish is usually pan frying or baking, but poaching is simple and is one of the best ways to impart flavor. Here is the recipe I shared in class. It is as easy to make as it is delicious. Dont use your best white wine for this recipe or buy cooking wine. An inexpensive bottle of white wine will work just fine. My daughter, Joy, and I teach at other public libraries as well. If you want to know if my class is coming near you, contact your library. If there is no class scheduled, then tell them to contact me at Zes Wine-Poached SalmonReady in 20 mins; Serves 2-4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves of sliced garlic 2-3 cups white wine or vegetable broth (wine is best) 1 lb salmon 1 tablespoon capers, optional lemon, juice of 1 teaspoon butter 1 tablespoon dill, dried Salt and pepper Directions:1. Saut the garlic in the olive oil until it starts to turn light tan in color2. Add the white wine to garlic and oil, and bring to a boil3. Salt and pepper the fish to taste.4. Carefully slide the fish into the pan of boiling wine skin, side down5. In 3-5 minutes, fish should start to flake. Gently flip the fish to cook the other side. Alternatively, you can double the wine to cover the fish and poach the fish without flipping.6. Once the fish is cooked, remove from liquid. Take 1 cup of poaching liquid, add butter and reduce to almost half.7. Add the lemon and con-tinue to reduce 3-5 minutes.8. Remove sauce from heat and top fish with sauce and dill. Garnish with additional lemon and capers. Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at GOURMETWine-poached salmon is easy, healthyThe most common method for “ sh is usually pan frying or baking, but poaching is simple and is one of the best ways to impart ” avor. [JESSICA J. TREVINO/DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS] Ze Carter By Cindy SharpCorrespondentEUSTIS „ Ilker Ertane said that his parents were always in the kitchen cooking up something special when he was growing up in his native Turkey.So it wasnt surprising when his father came to the United States in 1999 and made a name for himself cooking Turkish cuisine in New York.He brought the rest of the family over in 2005. I was born in Mersin, which is a beach city,Ž Ertane said. We were not accustomed to the cold and big cities, so we moved to Florida.ŽHis father and mother worked their way up to exec-utive chefs at Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, a popular Turkish restaurant in Winter Park.But Ertane always wanted to see them open their own restaurant, so when he turned The Sultan of SCRUMPTIOUSNalan and Ilker Ertane opened Nalan Sultan Mediterranean Grill about six months ago. Ilker had decided to invest all his savin gs in a restaurant to help provide for his parents. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The Lamb Kofte platter features patties of ground lamb, garlic, bread crumbs and eggs, served with rice and a side salad. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Mother and son bring authentic Turkish roots to EustisSee SULTAN, B3


B2 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comIm a firm believer in the concept of eating with the seasons.Ž Now is the ideal time to enjoy summer salads filled to the brim with healthy, fresh flavors and textures. Tomato, Watermelon and Grilled Corn SaladThis salad would be a great alternative to your regular green salad for the next cookout or potluck. The next time you grill corn on the cob, prepare a few extra to use in this salad. The charred ” avor adds a subtle smokiness. € 2 cups diced Roma tomatoes € 2 cups chopped watermelon, seeds removed € 2 cups corn kernels cut from grilled corn on the cob € yellow onion, chopped € 1 green bell pepper, chopped For the vinaigrette: € cup olive oil € 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar € 1 teaspoon Caribbean Jerk Seasoning € Few grinds of black pepper € teaspoon sea salt Combine vegetables in a medium bowl. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients and pour over vegetables. Gently stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.Garlicky Four Bean SaladI found this recipe in Cuisine at Home magazine and made a few changes. Confession time: I had never eaten wax beans until this salad. I was pleasantly surprised. Youre never too old to try new foods! With no mayo added, this is a perfect salad for a picnic. A garlicky vinaigrette is a great “ nishing touch. € cup Garlic Olive Oil € cup red wine vinegar € 1 teaspoon sugar € teaspoon minced garlic € Salt and freshly ground black pepper € 12 oz. fresh green beans (cut into 2-inch pieces) € 1 can chickpeas (16 oz.) rinsed and drained € 1 can red kidney beans (16 oz.) rinsed and drained € 1 can yellow wax beans (14.5 oz) rinsed and drained € cup “ nely chopped celery € cup “ nely chopped red onion € cup chopped parsley Whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. I used a 12 oz. bag of ready to cook (steam) green beans, cut a slit in the bag, microwaved for the time instructed on the pack and THEN cut the green beans into 2-inch pieces. Combine the cooked green beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, wax beans, celery, red onions and parsley in a bowl; toss with the vinaigrette. Cover and chill until ready to serve.FLEUR DE LOLLYTheres still time to enjoy healthy summer salads Laura TolbertBy Ari LeVauxMore Content NowIf I were stranded on a desert island with one type of chile pepper, it would definitely be the jalapeo. No single pepper wears as many sombreros as the pride of Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. The jalapeo shines in two distinct areas: cooked fresh and preserved. This time of year, when fresh, local jalapeos can affordably be acquired by the boxload, I focus on preservation „ which is another way of saying jalapeo condiment making.Ž Sriracha sauce, for example, is made from red, ripe jalapeos. Mexican escabeche, meanwhile, is a style of pickles made with carrots, herbs and green jalapeos. Green jalapeos can also be roasted like a New Mexico green chile, and with comparable flavor. Ive enjoyed roasted jalapeos dressed in butter and Maggi (a type of Mexican soy sauce) alongside the escabeche at the salsa bars that grace Mexican restaurants. Back in the day, farmers would pick enough green jalapeos to enjoy fresh and bring to market, and at the end of the season the chile plants would be full of unpicked red jalapenos. Following an ancient practice, the farmers would leave these ripe peppers on the plant as long as possible, allowing them to shrivel and dehydrate, before smoking them to complete the dehydration process. These Aztec-style smoked red jalapeos are today known as chipotle peppers, and their sweet, smoky, earthy flavor is important in many dishes. Meanwhile, jalapeos of both hues have taken off among Asian Americans. Sriracha sauce is as ubiquitous at American Vietnamese and Thai restaurants as ketchup is at a burger joint, and sliced green jalapeos garnish virtually every bowl of pho that is sold in America, while pickled jalapeos are a common fixture in American banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches. In my general approach to dealing with the seasonal glut of my favorite pepper, I try to emulate the jalapeo farmers of Jalapa. When they are green, I enjoy the fresh jalapeos in my meals, and make pickles. When they turn red, I make chipotle. My current preferred form of preserved green jalapeo is based on Vietnamesestyle pickled jalapeo slices, a la banh mi. These pickled slices are an easy way to store jalapeos for later, and they are even easier to scoop onto everything, where they rightly belong. Pickled Jalapeo Slices€ Jalapeos € Vinegar (white or cider) € Salt € Sugar (In order to properly trim the jalapeos, you must know how hot they are relative to your heat tolerance. If theyre not too hot you can leave the seeds and inner membranes in place. I brought a load of jalapeos home from the farmers market recently, and they were so hot I had to clean them carefully, then wash my hands with equal dedication.) Begin by slicing off the stem end of the jalapeo. If the peppers are too hot, use the tip of a narrow knife to carve out the seed-bearing membranes. Slice the peppers crosswise as thinly as possible, and pack them into a sterile jar. When all of your peppers are packed, add vinegar to each jar until its full, then pour the vinegar out of the jar(s) and into a sauce pan. Bring vinegar to a simmer on medium. As its heating, add two teaspoons sugar and a teaspoon of salt to each pint jar (adjusting sugar and salt quantities accordingly for larger or smaller jars). When the vinegar reaches a simmer, pour it into the jars and screw on clean lids and rings. Place jars in fridge, where they can last for longer than you can refrain from eating them. If youre doing massive quantities and dont have space in the fridge, process the jars for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath, which will render them shelf-stable. To use, simply scoop the pickled jalapeo slices from the jar and apply them to your food. Youll get the hang of it.Smoking chipotles When its time to smoke red jalapeos into chipotles, my technique is less refined. I trim and clean the red jalapeos the same way as the greens, then roast them on the grill. When the skins have blistered, I move the peppers away from direct heat, add some wood chips to the grill and close the top so the peppers smoke, adjusting the airflow as necessary. When the wood chips have all burnt off, I finish drying the jalapeos in the sun or a dehydrator. One could smoke them for days, Aztec-style, but a touch of smoke is fine with me. When crispy-dry, store them in airtight bags in the freezer. Remember, this is a process that has been in use for thousands of years, and there are a lot of ways to smoke a red jalapeo. As long as you dont touch your eyes before washing your hands, messing around with jalapeos is a tolerant process.Preserve jalapeos now for chipotles, sriracha and more heat all winterFLASH IN THE PANKeep it spicyThe wonderful jalapeo shines cooked or preserved. [ARI LEVAUX]

PAGE 11 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 B3When it comes to convenience food, its hard to beat a good casserole. Granted, a casserole hardly fits the quick and easy category. Easy, yes. But quick? Unlikely. It may not take all that much time to get the ingredients measured and assembled in an ovenproof dish that holds enough to feed the whole family, but once you get it in the oven, it generally takes a while to cook. On the other hand, a casserole is definitely easy on the cook. Once youve got it all assembled, theres time to deal with the rest of your meal in a calm and organized manner while your main dish cooks. And if you choose your casserole wisely, it doesnt take much to complete a balanced meal. Just tear up a salad, add some sort of bread, and polish it all off with a simple dessert. This casserole is definitely a wise choice. It contains vegetables, plus meat for protein, and rice for starch, making it a one-dish meal that delights health conscious cooks. Its also the sort of main dish that renders casual cooks positively ecstatic. Fanny Philips, the friend who gave it to me many years ago, very aptly described it as a cosy dish.Ž As she explained, Nothing, but nothing, has to be measured. You simply fill a casserole up, layer by layer, seasoning each layer lightly with salt and pepper.Ž Then you put your feet up and relax for an hour or two, depending on the size of your casserole, or find some other way to entertain yourself while it cooks. Fanny got the recipe back in what she described as the good old days in Coconut Grove, when it was an inexpensive and informal place to live, and a number of the artists and craftsmen lived on small boats, and strolled up to the town meeting place, the big drugstore, for breakfast each morning.Ž Among the group was a potter, Mary Grabill, who had to fire her kiln on Saturday nights. Her friends, including the Phillipses, would come over to lend moral support, eat and work on their own projects. Mary usually made the layered casserole, and the others would bring bread, salad, wine or whatever. One small warning: That rice on the ingredients list should be regular white rice „ not one of the short-cooking types. And although we do not normally rinse our modern rice before cooking it, in this case rinsing is necessary because the water clinging to the grains helps provide moisture for cooking. Just pour the rice into a wire strainer, run cool tap water through it, let it drain a few seconds and dump it into your casserole dish. For the ground beef, I use sirloin. Mary Grabill's Eight Layer CasseroleFirst layer: cup rinsed, wet, uncooked rice Second layer: 1 cup kernels of frozen or fresh corn Third layer: 1 cup sliced onions Fourth layer: 1 sliced tomato, cored and peeled Fifth layer: medium sliced green pepper (can use red or yellow) Sixth layer: 1 sliced tomato, cored and peeled Seventh layer: pound raw lean ground beef Eighth layer: 6 raw slices turkey baconDirections:1. Stack the ingredients in a 6-cup casserole dish. 2. Cover and cook in a moderate oven for, say, a couple of hours, depending on the size.Ž That moderate oven, incidentally, translates to 350 degrees. 3. After an hour, the rice in the bottom of my casserole is nicely done, but the turkey bacon isnt quite ready. So the casserole goes back in, this time uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Note: Individual portions of leftovers can be reheated in the microwave oven. A topping of grated cheese can be added either before or after reheating. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at POT WATCHERVintage casserole is the ultimate in casual cookingA casserole is de“ nitely easy on the cook. Once youve got it all assembled, theres time to deal with the rest of your meal in a calm and organized manner while your main dish cooks. And if you choose your casserole wisely, it doesnt take much to complete a balanced meal,Ž writes Mary Ryder in this weeks column. [HISTORIC KITCHEN] 21 he invested everything he had and opened the first Nalan Sultan Medi-terranean Grill in Apopka.I took a big risk but it paid off,Ž he said. The restaurant was a great success.ŽSix months ago, he and his mother, Nalan, opened a location in Eustis.Everything we do here is from scratch,Ž he said. These are recipes my mother made when I was a child. We cover authentic Turkish cuisine and Med-iterranean favorites like the gyro. Its completely homemade. We even ground our own beef and lamb, which gives it a dif-ferent taste, and we make our own tzatziki sauce.ŽThe restaurant offers a variety of appetizers, including hummus, babagonoush, spicy ezme (vegetable spread), tabouli, grape leaves, sauted egg-plant, zucchini pancakes, falafel and cheese rolls.Fresh seafood dishes, such as grilled salmon, grilled tilapia and grilled Mediterranean sea bass reflect the beach-front cuisine of Turkey, while platters such as the lamb adana, beef shish and isk-ender kebap offer heartier Mediterranean flavors.The food was excellent!Ž Jann Knight said. Were so happy to have a Turkish restaurant this close. I had the lamb adana and it was perfect. The seasoning in the lamb and the spice in the sauce made this a meal I wont soon forget!ŽOther popular entrees include lamb chops, chicken adana, grilled veggies, falafel platter, chicken saut and chicken shish.For those not sure on what to choose, they now offer a mixed grill platter that serves two. It combines most of the popular selections, including lamb adana, chicken shish, beef shish, chicken adana, lamb kofte, chicken and lamb gyro served with salad, rice, grilled veggies and chefs special spicy sauce and tzatziki sauce.To end on a sweet note, try the homemade flaky baklava, a rich pastry made from fillo and filled with walnuts and honey.Nalan Sultan also serves a variety of Turkish bever-ages, including Turkish tea and coffee and Turkish Ayran, which is a yogurt drink.Prices are reasonable. They run from $6.99 to $29, but most are under $10, while entree platters range from $9.99 to $32, although most are in the range of $13 to $18.Nalan Sultan Mediterranean Grill, 1 N. Eustis St. in Eustis, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, go to or call 352-357-4444. SULTANFrom Page B1Baklava is one of the most popular desserts offered at Nalan Sultan Mediterranean Grill in Eustis. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The dining area features authentic Turkish decor that owner Ilker Ertane brought over with him from Turkey. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Angela DavisThe Washington PostDo you hear that? It is the sound of parents everywhere collectively exhaling as kids return to school. My days working from home have become eerily quiet, and the pantry and fridge are finally safe from daily raids by a bored teenager and a toddler with an appetite rivaling The Hungry Caterpillar.Ž This brief celebratory moment is often followed by dread, once I realize it is time to figure out a game plan for school lunches. I am a full-time recipe developer, so I am no stranger to the kitchen. Every year, I try to convince myself I am going to morph into the mom who creates smiley faced sandwich cutouts, fruit skewers and homemade pizza dippers like a Pinterest pro. But in the wise words of viral meme star, Kimberly Sweet BrownŽ Wilkins, Aint nobody got time for that.Ž As a single mom to two children with busy schedules, I find a nononsense approach ends up working best. When I am grocery shopping, I look for lunch options that are affordable, reasonably nutritious and do not require a ton of prep. Bonus points if it is something that works for adult lunches too. Here are some of the ways you can follow my lead and keep everybody fed and happy, without complicating your routine: € For kids who prefer to graze, lose the concept of a structured meal. My 4-year-old daughter is happy munching on an assortment of chopped grilled chicken or sliced salami, cheese cubes, raisins, apple slices and crackers. Compartmentalized plastic storage containers or Bento boxes are perfect for lunches like this. Older kids might appreciate extra protein in the form of protein bars, boiled eggs or hummus accompanied by something hearty to dip, such as pita chips and sliced veggie sticks. You can buy individual packs of hummus these days, but it is cheapest to buy a family-size container (or quickly make it from canned chickpeas) and portion it out yourself. Guacamole is another great choice for dipping, but for the sake of keeping things fresh I do think the single-serve cups can be worth the extra dollars. € Last nights leftovers can find a second home in school lunches. I am often thinking about how I will repurpose a meal for lunch before I choose to cook it for dinner, and in many cases I will cook more of it for just that reason. My daughter attends a home day care where she can have her lunch heated up, so dinner leftovers are the easiest thing to send. Some schools offer a microwave for student use; just check with your child, as they may not have time to wait in line to use it. Soups and stews can be reheated in the morning and poured into an insulated thermos to safely stay warm until lunch time. When my work involves food photography, waiting to get the perfect shot often means I miss out on piping hot meals. I have learned plenty of dishes taste perfectly fine served cold or at room temperature. Pizza and fried (or grilled) chicken is a no-brainer, and a cold meatloaf sandwich is a delicacy your children deserve to experience in their lifetime. Many pastas will work for next-day meals, too. Noodles tossed in marinara or an olive-oil based sauce are less likely to dry out. € If you often have a smorgasbord of options in the fridge, consider grain or pasta bowls for your more adventurous child. Start by filling the base of a small food storage container with cooked rice, quinoa or other grains. Pile on some roasted veggies or raw salad ingredients. Add your protein and some sort of dressing will help tie everything together. If you have a favorite store-bought vinaigrette, use it! If not, it only takes a couple minutes to shake up your own vinaigrette in a Mason jar to use throughout the week. You can pack this dressing in a smaller container for your child to drizzle over the grain bowl when it is time to dig in.€ Sandwiches are traditional for good reason. There is no shame in packing a regularŽ sand-wich alongside chips, a piece of fresh fruit and a drink. (Before you reach for the peanut butter and jelly, just make sure your childs school has not implemented a nutfree policy.) To fend off boredom, I let my chil-dren choose their favorite sliced meats and cheeses from the deli counter, and by favorites I mean what-ever is on sale that week. Swapping sliced bread for pita pockets or tortilla wraps can also help break up the monotony.Do not be afraid to use leftovers here, too: Most Sunday roasts will make great sandwich meats, chilled and sliced thin or diced. Think pork loin or hams, lean roast beef and just about any form of poultry. For an easy veggie wrap, spread a large tortilla with hummus or flavored cream cheese, top with an assortment of sliced raw or (leftover) roasted veg-gies and roll it up. You can bulk it up with greens or cooked grains.€ Keep food safety in mind. Young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illnesses, so take precautions to keep foods properly chilled (or warm) until lunch time in insulated lunch bags or thermoses. For cold lunches, include a reusable ice pack. Frozen juice boxes and squeezable yogurt tubes can also double as ice packs, which will thaw and ready to enjoy by lunch time. Visit for tips on keeping school lunches safe.Giving your child a tasty school lunch without turning your routine upside downBy Ellie Krieger Special To The Washington PostWhen you want something more flavorful than water to quench your thirst, and youd like to keep it healthful, on an ordinary day it does the trick to just plop a few sliced berries, citrus wedges or chunks of melon into your water bottle with a sprig of mint. But for occasions such as holiday weekend gatherings that call for something more elevated, this beautiful blush beverage is the answer. It takes a little more effort than a basic infused water, but the look and taste of it is well worth it. First you make a fresh herb tea by crushing and steeping basil leaves in boiling water. Then you puree chunks of watermelon in a blender, and strain the puree to extract the vibrant pink juice. The watermelon liquid and the basil tea are then combined in a pitcher with a brightening touch of lime juice. The drink is delicious just like that, but it is more of a punch that way (which, I suspect, would be darn good spiked with some gin). To make it a super-quenching, low-calorie flavored water, you dilute it further with more fresh water. I suggest adding two more cups of water and serving it over ice, but you can dilute it as much or as little as you like. Once you get the basic formula down, you can play with the fruit and herb combinations; berries, cherries or grapes along with sage, mint or rosemary all work well to make this fresh take on a refreshing drink. Krieger is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and author who hosts public televisions Ellies Real Good Food.ŽWatermelon and basil turn boring water into a party-worthy quencherWatermelon-basil avored water 6 servings (makes 6 to 7 cups) MAKE AHEAD: The mixture can be refrigerated up to 2 days in advance; re-stir before serving. From nutritionist and cookbook author Ellie Krieger.Ingredients€ cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus some small leaves, for garnish € 1 cup boiling water € 4 cups cubed, seeded or seedless watermelon (1 pound) € 4 cups cold water € 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, plus thinly sliced wheels or half-moon slices of lime, for garnishStepsPlace the cup of basil leaves in a small pot or heatproof mug and pour the cup of boiling water over them. Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to crush the basil leaves. Let steep and cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the watermelon and 2 cups of the cold water in a blender; puree until smooth. Strain through a “ ne-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, and discard the solids. Strain/discard the basil leaves from their water, then add that liquid to the pitcher, along with the remaining 2 cups of cold water and the lime juice, stirring to incorporate. Serve over ice, garnishing each portion with basil leaves and lime slices. How to send your child to school with a tasty lunch without turning your routine upside down. Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post. [TOM MCCORKLE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST]

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C5COMMON MISTAKE DANGEROUS FOR RUNNERS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe University of Minnesota vo lleyball team is one of the best in the country.And Stephanie Samedy is a big reason why.The former East Ridge High School standout has led the Golden Gophers to a 5-2 record and a No. 1 national ranking in just her sophomore season with the program. A 6-foot-2 outside hitter, Samedy has continued to raise her game with each year of experience she gains.Samedy lead the Golden Gophers with 80 kills, an average of 3.81 kills per set. She had a season-high 20 kills in a four-set win against North Car-olina on Aug. 25 „ one of four matches with at least 11 kills.In addition, Samedy recorded a season-best 11 digs in matches against Oregon and Stanford on Friday and Sunday, respectively, at the Big Ten/PAC 12 Challenge in Stanford, California. She has two double-doubles this season „ 20 kills and 10 digs against North Carolina, and 17 kills with 11 digs against Oregon.Last year, Samedy earned numerous honors and accolades as a freshman. She became the first freshman ever to earn First Team All-America honors and was also a unanimous selection to the All Big Ten team.Samedy played in 118 sets „ 34 matches „ as a freshman. She led the team with 478 kills and averaged 2.82 digs per set „ tops for all Big Ten freshman „ and helped the Golden Gophers reach the Sweet 16.THE NEXT LEVELSamedy is leading MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota outside hitter Stephanie Samedy attempts a spike against USC during last years NCAA Womens Volleyball regionals in Gainesville. Samedy is a former East Ridge High School standout. [UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA] Brown Lamoureux By Stephen WhynoThe Associated PressTAMPA „ Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as general man-ager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp.Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said he was 100 percent committedŽ to the Lightning this season. Owner Jeff Vinik joined both men at a news conference in Tampa, Florida. It was a surprising move for a powerhouse team in the league, one that reached the Eastern Conference final last season. Yzerman, 53, spent the past eight seasons as Tampa Bays GM, a tenure that included five playoff appearances, three trips to the conference final and an appearance in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.He said he came to the decision in late July not to sign another contract as GM and that it took until now to iron out details on what to do next. Yzerman said BriseBois is more than readyŽ to succeed him.Yzerman steps down as Lightning GM Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 26 in Tampa. [CHRIS OMEARA/AP] By Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Willie Taggart's dream was to be the coach at Florida State. His first games have been a nightmare.Taggart's mistake-prone Seminoles (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) look to clean up nearly every area after they were overwhelmed in the opener by Virginia Tech and then needed a rally in the fourth quarter to take the lead and hold off Samford.Next up is a road game at Syracuse (2-0) on Saturday."We've got to play cleaner, we've got to play smarter, if we're going to be a championship football team like we aspire to be," Taggart said.The sample size is small, but Florida State is far from a championship-caliber team. There are concerns on offense, defense and special teams. Florida State has struggled to establish a ground game behind an injury-depleted offensive line, seen its pass defense thrashed in the first half and watched its kicker miss 3 of 4 field-goal attempts.Florida State was expected to have some growing pains with a new coaching staff but the aches have been more than anticipated. The Seminoles must prepare for Syracuse, which has scored 117 points in wins over Western Michigan and Wagner.Struggling SeminolesFlorida State, Taggart see plenty of areas for improvementFlorida State head coach Willie Taggart leads his team onto the “ eld against Virginia Tech on Sept. 3. Virginia Tech defeated Florida State 24-3. [MARK WALLHEISER/AP] See SAMEDY, C3 See SEMINOLES, C3 See LIGHTNING, C3By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ A snoozer of a NASCAR season got a huge jolt of energy right before the playoffs with backto-back wins by Brad Keselowski.Keselowski wasnt a championship contender before the two crown jewel victories „ at the Southern 500 and the Brickyard 400 „ pushed him into the title conversation. His door-slamming race with Denny Hamlin in the closing laps of Mondays rain-delayed Brickyard awakened the NASCAR audience just in time for the postseason. For months it seemed that three of the final four slots in the season finale were a given: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. dominated all summer and embarrassed the com-petition. The so-called Big ThreeŽ combined for 17 of the 26 regular-season victories and steadily lapped everyone else.Winning streak pumps life into NASCARSee NASCAR, C3


C2 Wednesday, September 12, 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 TVEQUESTRIAN 8 p.m. NBCSN „ FEI World Equestrian Games, Endurance Team & Individual Ride, at Mill Spring, N.C. GOLF 10 p.m. GOLF „ Asian Tour, Shinhan Donghae Open, “ rst round, at Inchon, South Korea MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Pittsburgh at St. Louis OR L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati (12:30 p.m.) SUN „ Cleveland at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at N.Y. Mets 8 p.m. ESPN „ Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, Finals (Best-of-5 series), Game 3, Seattle at Washington 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 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 48 27 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 3 47 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 1 0 .000 13 33 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 1 0 .000 17 48 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 1 0 0 1.000 33 13 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 24 27 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 16 24 Arizona 0 1 0 .000 6 24WEEK 1 Sept. 6Philadelphia 18, Atlanta 12Sept. 9Cincinnati 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 48, Detroit 17 Los Angeles Rams 33, Oakland 13WEEK 2 Thursdays GameBaltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m.Sundays GamesPhiladelphia 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.MONDAYS LATE SUMMARIES RAMS 33, RAIDERS 13L.A. RAMS 7 3 10 13 „33 OAKLAND 7 6 0 0 „13First QuarterOak„Lynch 10 run (Nugent kick), 10:23. LA„Gurley 19 pass from Goff (Zuerlein kick), 4:53.Second QuarterOak„FG Nugent 24, 12:31. LA„FG Zuerlein 20, 2:40. Oak„FG Nugent 48, :10.Third QuarterLA„FG Zuerlein 28, 9:04. LA„Kupp 8 pass from Goff (Zuerlein kick), :00.Fourth QuarterLA„FG Zuerlein 55, 9:19. LA„FG Zuerlein 20, 3:15. LA„Peters 50 interception return (Zuerlein kick), 1:59. A„53,857. LA OAK First downs 23 20 Total Net Yards 365 395 Rushes-yards 26-140 23-95 Passing 225 300 Punt Returns 2-12 1-10 Kickoff Returns 3-75 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 3-50 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-33-0 29-40-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8 1-3 Punts 2-58.5 4-44.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-70 11-155 Time of Possession 28:29 31:31INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING„Los Angeles, Gurley 20-108, Kupp 2-16, Cooks 1-6, Woods 1-6, M.Brown 1-5, Goff 1-(minus 1). Oakland, Lynch 11-41, Richard 5-24, Martin 4-20, A.Cooper 1-9, Carr 2-1. PASSING„Los Angeles, Goff 18-33-0-233. Oakland, Carr 29-40-3-303. RECEIVING„Los Angeles, Cooks 5-87, Kupp 5-52, Gurley 3-39, Woods 3-37, M.Brown 2-18. Oakland, Cook 9-180, Richard 9-55, J.Nelson 3-23, Carrier 2-20, Lynch 2-8, Martin 2-(minus 3), Roberts 1-11, A.Cooper 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS„Los Angeles, Zuerlein 46.JETS 48, LIONS 17NEW YORK 7 10 31 0 „48 DETROIT 7 3 7 0 „17First QuarterDet„Diggs 37 interception return (Prater kick), 14:40. NYJ„Crowell 6 run (Myers kick), 4:20.Second QuarterNYJ„FG Myers 35, 14:57. NYJ„R.Anderson 41 pass from Darnold (Myers kick), 1:51. Det„FG Prater 21, :11.Third QuarterDet„Tate 24 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), 13:10. NYJ„Enunwa 21 pass from Darnold (Myers kick), 9:36. NYJ„Lee 36 interception return (Myers kick), 8:07. NYJ„A.Roberts 78 punt return (Myers kick), 7:00. NYJ„FG Myers 32, 5:15. NYJ„Crowell 62 run (Myers kick), :54. A„61,356. NYJ DET First downs 18 20 Total Net Yards 349 339 Rushes-yards 36-169 15-39 Passing 180 300 Punt Returns 3-137 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-45 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 5-102 1-37 Comp-Att-Int 16-21-1 29-52-5 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-18 0-0 Punts 3-37.3 3-50.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-49 3-15 Time of Possession 33:07 26:53INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING„New York, C rowell 10-102, Bi. Powell 12-60, Cannon 6-15, A.Roberts 1-2, Darnold 6-(minus 1), R.Anderson 1-(minus 9). Detroit, Riddick 4-20, K.Johnson 5-17, Stafford 1-6, Cassel 1-(minus 1), Blount 4-(minus 3). PASSING„New York, Darnold 16-21-1-198. Detroit, Stafford 27-46-4-286, Cassel 2-6-1-14. RECEIVING„New York, Enunwa 6-63, Pryor 3-49, Sterling 3-27, R.Anderson 1-41, Tomlinson 1-7, Cannon 1-6, Bi. Powell 1-5. Detroit, Golladay 7-114, Tate 7-79, Riddick 5-15, M.Jones 4-54, K.Johnson 3-20, Toilolo 1-7, T.Jones 1-6, Valles 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS„Detroit, Prater 55, Prater 44. 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 last weeks ranking: RECORD PTS LW 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 State 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida State 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 last weeks ranking: RECORD PTS LW 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 EasternSaturday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 Miss. State vs. La.-Lafayette, 7:30 p.m. No. 17 Boise State at No. 24 Okla. 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 Ariz. State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.SCHEDULEWEEK 4 Thursdays Games SOUTHRobert Morris at James Madison, 7 p.m. Boston College at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m.FAR WESTTennessee Tech at Utah State, 8 p.m.Fridays Games SOUTHGeorgia State at 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. 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. La.-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. 8D.C. United 1, New York City FC 1, tie Sporting Kansas City 1, Orlando City 0 Portland 2, Colorado 0Todays GameMinnesota United at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesAtlanta 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s GameNew York Red Bulls at D.C. United, 1 p.m. Orlando City at Chicago, 5 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern PLAYOFFS Semi“ nalsSaturday: Seattle at Portland, 3 p.m. Sunday: 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 Tuesday „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., late 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 at Chicago -140 Milwaukee +130 Los Angeles -175 at Cincinnati +163 at St. Louis -105 Pittsburgh -105 Atlanta -113 at San Francisco +103 at Philadelphia -135 Washington +125 at N.Y. (1st) -215 Miami +195 at N.Y. (2nd) -145 Miami +135 at Colorado -115 Arizona +105American LeagueChicago -120 at Kansas City +110 Houston -250 at Detroit +220 at Tampa Bay -111 Cleveland +101 at Baltimore Off Oakland Off at Boston -236 Toronto +216 New York -215 at Minnesota +195 at Los Angeles -167 Texas +157Interleagueat Seattle -163 San Diego +153COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Boston College 1 6 53 at WFUFridayat Memphis 23 27 58 Georgia St.Saturdayat Tennessee 27 30 48 UTEP at Indiana 18 14 57 Ball St. at Maryland 11 16 47 Temple at FIU 4 3 60 UMass Miami 8 10 56 at Toledo at Army 4 6 62 Hawaii at Penn State 37 34 63 Kent St. Old Dominion 2 1 41 at Charlotte Florida State 2 3 68 at Syracuse Oklahoma 13 17 55 at Iowa St. at Nebraska 7 11 57 Troy at Kansas 4 3 44 Rutgers Georgia Tech 3 4 52 at Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 14 14 52 Vanderbilt Virginia 5 3 47 Ohio at Michigan 30 35 53 SMU at Appalach. St. 13 16 46 South. Miss. at Oklahoma St. 4 2 63 Boise St. at Wisconsin 24 21 44 BYU at Minnesota 14 14 46 Miami (OH) at Auburn 8 9 45 LSU South Florida 8 10 59 Illinois at No. Illinois 14 14 44 Cent. Mich. at Clemson 36 33 45 Ga. Southern New Mexico 7 5 57 at NMSU Tulane 1 4 57 at UAB at Baylor +4 6 49 Duke at Florida 17 20 56 Colorado St. Houston +1 1 71 at Texas Tech at Kansas St. 21 21 46 UTSA at Arkansas 5 7 70 North Texas at Oregon 39 41 69 San Jose St. at Buffalo 3 5 52 E. Michigan at Nevada 7 3 70 Oregon St. Alabama 22 21 71 at Mississippi Arkansas St. 1 1 72 at Tulsa at So. Alabama 10 10 47 Texas State at Georgia 32 33 54 Middle Tenn. at So. Carolina 14 13 47 Marshall Missouri 7 7 65 at Purdue at Northwestrn 22 21 45 Akron at Miss. St. 32 32 65 ULL at Texas A&M 27 26 66 ULM at Louisville 19 22 56 W. Kentucky at Texas 3 3 48 Southern Cal Ohio State 8 12 60 TCU Washington 5 6 47 at Utah at UCLA Pk 2 51 Fresno St. Arizona St. 1 4 45 at S.D. State NFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cincinnati +1 Pk 44 BaltimoreSundayat Washington 3 5 45 Indianapolis at Atlanta 4 5 44 Carolina at Green Bay 3 1 46 Minnesota L.A. Chargers 7 7 42 at Buffalo at Tennessee Off Off Off Houston at Pittsburgh 4 5 52 Kansas City at N.Y. Jets Pk 3 44 Miami Philadelphia 3 3 43 at Tampa Bay at New Orleans 7 8 49 Cleveland at L.A. Rams 8 12 46 Arizona at San Fran. 3 5 47 Detroit New England Pk 2 45 at Jville at Denver 3 5 45 Oakland at Dallas 5 3 42 N.Y. GiantsMondayat Chicago 3 3 43 Seattle Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Selected the contract of OF DJ Stewart from Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Cody Carroll from Norfolk. Reinstated C Andrew Susac from the restricted list. Transferred OF Mark Trumbo and RHP Pedro Araujo to the 60-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX „ Reinstated LHP Chris Sale from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Reinstated RHP Nate Jones from the 60-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Reinstated LHP Andrew Miller and INF Josh Donaldson from the 10-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS „ Designated RHP Johnny Barbato for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Matt Hall from Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Spencer Turnbull from Toledo. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Released LHP Eric Stout. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Nashville (PCL). Promoted Suzi Alvarez to director of new ballpark sales. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Reinstated LHP Marco Gonzales from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHPs Nick Rumbelow and Matt Festa from Arkansas (TL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Reinstated LHP Amir Garrett from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Jesus Reyes from Pensacola (SL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Recalled LHP Julio Urias from Oklahoma City (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Recalled RHPs Drew Anderson and Enyel De Los Santos and LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Reinstated RHP Adam Wainwright from the 60-day DL. Transferred RHP Michael Wacha to the 60-day DL.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Released OF K.C. Huth.BASKETBALLNBA G LeagueERIE BAYHAWKS „ Named Calbert Cheaney, Sam Newman-Beck, Mfon Udo“ a and Shelden Williams assistant coaches.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDENVER BRONCOS„ Re-signed S Shamarko Thomas. Signed DL iles Scott to the practice squad. Released NT Kyle Peko and DE DeShawn Williams. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Placed WR Trevor Davis on injured reserve. Released S Marwin Evans from the practice squad. Claimed CB Deante Burton off waivers from Atlanta. Signed CB Will Redmond to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Released DT Michael Bennett. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed RB Kenjon Barner, WR Corey Coleman and WR Bennie Fowler. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Signed OL David Quessenberry to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived LB Josh Keyes. Placed WR Cam Sims on injured reserve. Signed WR Brian Quick. Signed DB Kenny Ladner from the practice squad and WR Teo Redding to the practice squad.HOCKEYNational, Hockey LeagueBOSTON BRUINS „ Traded D Adam McQuaid to the N.Y. Rangers for D Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a conditional seventh-round draft pick. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Anounced the resignation of general manager Steve Yzerman, who will remain as senior adviser to the general manager. Promoted assistant general manager Julien BriseBois to vice president/ general manager and alternate governor.COLLEGESBAYLOR „ Dismissed sophomore G Alexis Morris from the womens basketball team. CHARLOTTE „ Named Charlie Muchukot director of baseball operations. DARTMOUTH „ Named Callie Brownson offensive quality control coach. VANDERBILT „ Announced the resignation of athletic director David Williams II to become a full-time law professor. GOLF PGA TOURBMW CHAMPIONSHIPMondays leaders at Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,267; Par: 70 (35-35) (Bradley won on “ rst playoff hole)FinalKeegan Bradley (2,000), $1,620,000 66-64-66-64„260 Justin Rose (1,200), $972,000 66-63-64-67„260 Billy Horschel (650), $522,000 64-67-66-64„261 Xander Schauffele (650), $522,000 63-64-67-67„261 Rory McIlroy (440), $360,000 62-69-63-68„262 Webb Simpson (380), $312,750 66-67-65-65„263 Tiger Woods (380), $312,750 62-70-66-65„263 Tony Finau (310), $252,000 68-64-67-65„264 Tommy Fleetwood (310), $252,000 71-62-62-69„264 Rickie Fowler (310), $252,000 65-65-65-69„264 Francesco Molinari (310), $252,000 70-63-64-67„264 Kevin Na (243), $189,000 70-62-67-66„265 Justin Thomas (243), $189,000 64-67-66-68„265 Gary Woodland (243), $189,000 66-66-66-67„265 Hideki Matsuyama (220), $162,000 66-64-67-69„266 Andrew Putnam (204), $144,000 67-66-66-68„267 Bubba Watson (204), $144,000 71-65-65-66„267 Aaron Wise (204), $144,000 65-67-68-67„267 Bryson DeChambeau (172), $109,080 67-70-64-67„268 Adam Hadwin (172), $109,080 69-69-63-67„268 Brooks Koepka (172), $109,080 69-68-65-66„268 Jason Kokrak (172), $109,080 69-65-67-67„268 Patrick Reed (172), $109,080 69-65-64-70„268 Jason Day (136), $74,700 67-64-68-70„269 Charles Howell III (136), $74,700 68-63-70-68„269 Dustin Johnson (136), $74,700 70-68-64-67„269 Alex Noren (136), $74,700 64-66-70-69„269 Jon Rahm (136), $74,700 66-69-65-69„269 Byeong Hun An (109), $59,850 65-67-68-70„270 Austin Cook (109), $59,850 71-67-63-69„270 Tyrrell Hatton (109), $59,850 69-68-69-64„270 Henrik Stenson (109), $59,850 66-69-67-68„270 Beau Hossler (91), $51,975 67-67-68-69„271 Zach Johnson (91), $51,975 68-68-68-67„271 Brice Garnett (80), $46,350 70-67-67-68„272 Andrew Landry (80), $46,350 68-70-66-68„272 Ted Potter, Jr. (80), $46,350 68-64-67-73„272 C.T. Pan (68), $40,500 67-67-71-68„273 Chez Reavie (68), $40,500 68-70-67-68„273 Peter Uihlein (68), $40,500 64-70-71-68„273 Rafa Cabrera Bello (54), $34,200 70-68-70-66„274 Si Woo Kim (54), $34,200 71-68-66-69„274 Chris Kirk (54), $34,200 69-68-69-68„274 Marc Leishman (54), $34,200 74-66-66-68„274 Brian Gay (39), $25,740 66-71-69-69„275 Luke List (39), $25,740 70-66-67-72„275 Keith Mitchell (39), $25,740 67-67-67-74„275 Scott Piercy (39), $25,740 70-64-65-76„275 J.J. Spaun (39), $25,740 67-68-69-71„275 Kyle Stanley (39), $25,740 67-70-65-73„275 Abraham Ancer (29), $21,465 69-68-68-71„276 Ryan Armour (29), $21,465 65-67-68-76„276 Ian Poulter (29), $21,465 68-70-67-71„276 Adam Scott (29), $21,465 74-68-66-68„276 Patrick Cantlay (23), $20,520 71-65-70-71„277 Pat Perez (23), $20,520 69-70-68-70„277 Jordan Spieth (23), $20,520 67-71-66-73„277 Kevin Kisner (21), $19,980 72-67-69-70„278 Phil Mickelson (21), $19,980 73-72-67-66„278VOLLEYBALLSouth Lake 3, Eustis 1Amanda Garner had 43 assists to pace South Lake past the Panthers in four sets.Game scores were 25-12, 26-24, 20-25, and 31-29.In addition to her work distributing the ball, Garner had five service aces, five kills, and six digs. Garners teammate, Sophia Diaz had 14 kills, nine digs, four service aces and three assists, and Ariel Modeste added nine kills and two blocks.GIRLS BOWLINGEustis 3, Umatilla 0Kirstin Williams rolled a high game of 187 for Eustis. Makenzie Riggins had a 125 for Umatilla.Eustis improved to 6-1 with the win, while Umatilla fell to 3-3. BOYS BOWLINGUmatilla 3, Eustis 2Logan Timmerman rolled a sparkling 232 for Umatilla.Tyler Morgan had a 179 for Eustis.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP By Garry SmitsGateHouse FloridaCHAPEL HILL „ The first football cancellation due to the approach of Hurricane Florence is the University of Central Floridas scheduled game at North Carolina on Sat-urday in Chapel Hill.The universities made a joint announcement shortly after noon on Tuesday. Florence may grow to a Category 5 hurricane by the time it hits the North Carolina coast early Friday morn-ing. The UCF-UNC game is likely to be the first of many cancellations in the Carolinas and Virginia. There are 18 other games involving FBS or FCS teams in those states on Saturday.First and foremost, our thoughts are with everyone who may be affected by this storm,Ž UCF athletic director Danny White said in a statement. The priority must be safety for everyone in the path of the hurricane. Having been through similar situations the past two years, we certainly understand this decision. We wish UNC the best of luck through this storm and for the rest of the year.ŽOfficials said tickets purchased through the respective schools will be refunded automatically and as quickly as pos-sible. There is no need to contact either schools ticket office regarding refunds.UNC and UCF will continue to discuss the feasibility of playing the game at a later date this season. However, UCFs only open weekend is Oct. 27, and North Carolina is playing an ACC game at Virginia that day.In addition to the cancellation of the UCF-UNC game, Boston Colleges game at Wake Forest, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, will start at 5:30 p.m. N. Carolina cancels UCF game due to hurricaneCentral Florida running back Adrian Killins Jr. (9) and quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) and the rest of the Knights will be sidelined this weekend due to Hurricane Florence. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK/AP]

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 C3Florida States Tre McKitty tries to shake off the tackle of Samfords Koi Freeman on Saturday in Tallahassee. Florida State won 36-26. [STEVE CANNON/AP] BriseBois, 41, had been an assistant to Yzerman since they joined the Lightning in 2010. For a number of years, he has been considered a future NHL general manager and takes over a team that should contend for years to come.Tampa Bay is again one of the Cup favorites based on Yzermans stellar record of drafting, developing and acquiring players. He promoted Jon Cooper to head coach in 2013, resigned captain Steven Stamkos and locked up defenseman Victor Hedman to a long-term deal in 2016. He also traded for J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh at last years trade deadline and got Nikita Kucherov signed to an extension this summer.Yzerman, a Hall of Fame center with the Detroit Red Wings who won the Cup three times as a player, went into management immediately after retiring. He began his front office career as vice president of hockey operations under GM Ken Holland in Detroit and was part of a Cup winner in 2008 before ge tting the head job with the Lightning.Holland signed a two-year contract extension at the end of last season to stay on as Red Wings GM.Tampa Bay came two victories away from the second title in franchise history three years ago. Yzerman has also won Olympic gold medals in 2010 and 2014 as Canadas GM. LIGHTNINGFrom Page C1 Against USC in the Gainesville Regionals, Samedy had 13 kills in a 23-25, 26-28, 16-25 loss.At East Ridge, Samedy was named a First Team All-American and played with the USA Youth National Team and USA Junior National Team. She was also named top prep volleyball in Florida in her senior year.In her final season at East Ridge, Samedy led the Knights with a .391 hitting percentage, 424 kills, 189 digs, 38 service aces and 25 blocks. She was an honor roll student for all four years at East Ridge and graduated with highest honors „ Summa Cum Laude.Next up for Samedy and the Golden Gophers is a match against the Univer-sity of Wisconsin-Green Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday. Alyssa Lamoureux, UCFBy all accounts, Alyssa Lamoureuxs college debut was a success.The former Leesburg High School golf standout shot a two-round total of 2-over par 146 at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, South Caro-lina, her first match as a member of the University of Central Florida womens golf team. The freshman backed up Sun-days opening round of even par 72 with a 74 on Monday.The tournament, orig-inally scheduled for 54 holes, ended Monday after 36 holes because of the mandatory evacuations ordered for Hurricane Florence.Lamoureuxs play, which earned a tie for 36th place in the individ-ual competition, helped UCF finish 11th among 19 teams in the final standings. She had the third best two-day score for the Knights, finishing three shots behind Eliza-beth Moon and one stroke in back of Maria Balcazar.Lamoureux enjoyed a memor able senior season last year at Leesburg.She finished tied with Eustis Julia Towne as the state runner-up in the girls Class 2A state finals and actually led with three holes to play. Lamoureux reached the finals at Mis-sion Inn by earning top individuals honors after carding a 2-under 70 in the Class 2A-Region 3 finals at Black Bear Golf Club.Lamoureux won the Class 3A state title in 2015 at Seminole High School in Pinellas County. She qualified for the 2017 USGA Womens Amateur and was the Florida State Golf Associati ons Junior Golfer of the Year in 2016.Next up for Lamou-reux and the lady Knights is the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship, a two-day event which begins Monday at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 15-team field features squads from Brigham Young, Mis-souri, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. Arkee Brown, StetsonArkee Brown is looking to close out his football career with a bang.A standout at Lees-burg High School, Brown hopes to establish new career highs in his senior year at Stetson, an NCAA Division I Football Cham-pionship Subdivision.He opened his final season on Sept. 1, running for 15 yards in three carries in the Hatters 48-7 win against Point University at Spec Martin Stadium in DeLand. Brown played, but did not carry the football in Stet-sons 63-34 win at home on Saturday against Wal-dorf University.Brown enters this week with 408 career rushing yards and 14 receptions for 104 yards. He totaled a career best 219 yards on the ground as a freshman and had seven catches last year.At Leesburg, Brown was a cornerback, running back and three-year letterman. He played basketball and lettered twice, spent two years on the weightlifting team and ran track for three years. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Brown graduated from Leesburg with a 4.0 gpa.Brown is hoping for more playing time if the Hatters are able to play Saturdays game against Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. The game was still on as of Tuesday afternoon, despite the impending approach of powerful Hurricane Florence. SAMEDYFrom Page C1While the Seminoles are 10-1 all-time against Syracuse, including eight wins by double figures, it shapes up to be a pivotal division matchup.At the start of the season people circled (the game) as probably we dont have a very good chance of being success-ful,Ž Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. Its going to be a tough task, but we welcome the opportunity to see how we can do.ŽThe Seminoles are averaging 390 yards of total offense, which is tied for 87th nationally, and the Seminoles 3.62 yards per rush ranks them 101st in the FBS.Injuries have made the Seminoles growth difficult. Coaches frequently have been forced to move players from guard to tackle. But no matter who has been blocking, Florida State has had breakdowns up front that contributed to six sacks and 20 tackles for loss. Sophomore tail-back Cam Akers had an 85-yard run against the Hokies but just 73 yards on his 27 other carries over two games.Weve got a lot of guys going in and out and its hard to get a rhythm,Ž Taggart said.So is not converting on third down situations.Florida State is converting just 9 of 30 third-down conversions, ranking 111st out of 128 FBS programs. Many of the problems stem from not getting in good position on first or second down. Florida State faced third-and-6 or longer on 19 situations in two games.Taggart hasnt been able to get his up-tempo offense rolling simply because they cant con-sistently move the chains.We all can see offensively were not where we need it to be,Ž Taggart said. A lot of it is gaining yardage on certain downs. When you get it you can continue to go fast.ŽWhile the offense has struggled, the defense hasnt exactly been stellar.Florida State allowed Samfords Devlin Hodges to throw for 475 yards on Saturday, which was the most against the Semi-noles since Arizona State had 532 passing yards in 1984.I knew early on we was playing too soft, some guys, and we werent get-ting to the quarterback,Ž Taggart said. (Hodges) did a good job getting it out of his hands and got us beat a couple times with the deep ball.ŽThere has been one silver lining on defense. The Seminoles have adjusted well after halftime, allowing just a touchdown and a field goal on 14 combined sec-ond-half drives. Special teams have also not consistently played well either.The most noticeable special teams mistake was a Virginia Tech blocked punt that was returned three yards for a touch-down. But Ricky Aguayo, who made 18 of 21 fieldgoal attempts in 2017, has already missed three in two games (32, 40 and 42 yards). SEMINOLESFrom Page C1Such domination made NASCAR a tough draw headed into its showcase 10-race playoff schedule that goes directly against the NFL for viewers.But Keselowski has pro-vided a twist and goes to Sundays opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with momen-tum. The 2012 champion was winless two weeks ago and eighth in the standings. His victories pushed him to fourth to start the playoffs, right behind the Big Three.ŽTheres a lot of conversation based around momentum, but theres not a lot were going to really take from it for Vegas,Ž Keselowski said in Indianapolis. Were proud of this win, for sure, but its no guaran-tee for any success in the playoffs.ŽKeselowski and Clint Bowyer are the only two drivers outside of the top three with multiple Cup victories this season. Bowyers wins were in the spring and, until this burst from Keselowski, the trio has not been con-sistently challenged.What to know for the playoffs: Truex in turmoilThe reigning NASCAR champion has stumbled over the last month and he doesnt have a top-10 finish since his runner-up showing at Watkins Glen. And, his team is folding.Furniture Row Racing, the single-car, Denverbased race team that helped Truex to the championship, is closing at the end of the season. Team owner Barney Visser doesnt have the sponsorship to field a championship-contend-ing car next year so hes shuttering the operation. Although Truex and the entire No. 78 team are looking for jobs, Truex doesnt think it will distract them the next 10 weeks.Weve got a great bunch of guys here, a great bunch of hardcore racers,Ž Truex said. Nobody is going to put their heads down and give up, I can promise you that. Were going to come out swinging in Vegas.Ž Race for eightJimmie Johnson got the 15th slot in the 16-driver playoff field and is a longshot, at best, to win a record eighth championship.Johnsons last victory was well over a year ago and Hendrick Motorsports is still lag-ging behind. The team put three drivers in the play-offs with Johnson, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman, but Elliott has the organizations only win this season.Johnson has been hampered by both the Hendrick struggles and Chevrolets slow rollout of the Camaro. Although Chevy has five drivers in the playoffs, only Elliott and Austin Dillon have been to Victory Lane this season. Johnson and the No. 48 team havent won in 49 races, havent run up front most of the season and could be headed toward a first-round playoff exit. Solid SHR Harvick and his series-high seven victories have overshadowed the fact that Stewart-Haas Racing put all four of its drivers in the playoffs.Harvick is joined by Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola, who replaced Danica Patrick in the lineup this season. The team has been equal since Almirola joined and it has been the flagship of the Ford brand. SHR helped Ford put a manu-facturer-best seven teams in the playoffs as the blue oval brand seeks its first Cup title since 2004. New venuesThe playoffs open for the first time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which landed a second date on the Cup calendar this year. Its a small shake-up to an otherwise stagnant schedule that unveils all the new looks in the first round.Vegas is followed by Richmond International Speedway, which had always been the regular-season finale and is in the playoff rotation for the first time. Charlotte Motor Speedway closes the round but it developed a rovalŽ for its elimina-tion race in which both the speedway and the infield will be used. Regular season champ Kyle Busch had six vic-tories and was the points leader at the end of the regular season. His Joe Gibbs Racing team has been uneven this season with Busch outperforming his teammates. Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin both made the playoffs, but only Jones has a win this season.Busch has been the class of Toyota and even though JGR has an alliance with Truexs team, they are on-track rivals and Busch has been supe-rior this season.Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday in Indianapolis. [ROB BAKER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NASCARFrom Page C1


C4 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | RECREATIONTo submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sp orts Editor Paul Jenkins at or 352-365-8204. Mount Dora holding soccer clinic for kidsMount Dora will hold a free soccer clinic for children ages 4 to 14 on Thursday.The clinic will be held at Frank Brown Park soccer fields at 1245 E. Pine Ave. in Mount Dora. Children 4 to 6 years old will be at 6 p.m., ages 7 to 10 will be at 6:45 p.m. and ages 11 to 14 will be at 7:30 p.m.Shin guards are required and children are encour-aged to bring a soccer ball if they have one. Information about upcoming soccer leagues will be provided.For more information call 352-735-7183 or email Umatilla Kiwanis Club holding 5K run/walkThe Umatilla Kiwanis Club will hold a 5K run/ walk on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 a.m. starting a Caldwell Park in Umatilla.Online registration is available at kiwanis5K. Entry fee is $25 if entered by Oct. 1 and $30 after Oct. 1. All participants will receive participation medal with awards/medals going to the top males and females in age groups.All funds go to local projects for children and scholarships. Leesburg Bitty Ball registration is openRegistration for the Leesburg Recreation Departments Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) is now open and runs through Nov. 1.For more information on any of the citys recreation programs, visit http:/ or call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Min-neola in Clermont. The address is 450 12th St., Clermont.The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an aver-age of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential.For more information or to register, visit clermontwaterfront. Chair yoga at Leesburg libraryThe Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a one-hour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m.The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bus-singer at 352-728-9790 or email NEWS & NOTES By Ben OpipariWashington PostIts a showdown that plays out every day: Two runners approach each other on the shoulder, one running with traffic and the other against. Who is running in the correct direction?If theres a sidewalk, the law says thats where they should be. But if the shoulder is the only option, no federal laws mandate which side you should be on. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Transportation Department recommend running against traffic.One study bears this out. Researchers in Fin-land looked at data from auto accidents from 2006 to 2010, covering about 2,000 miles and 258 pedestrian accidents. The researchers found that pedestrians walking against traffic have on average a 77 percent lower risk of being struck and injured by a car. If no pavement or pedestrian lane is available,Ž they write, facing traffic substantially improves pedestrian safety.ŽThe reason is simple „ you cant react to something you cant see. Facing traffic, you can react quicker to a wayward „ or distracted „ driver. Jean Knaack, executive director of the Road Runners Club of America, encourages runners to go against traffic. Running against traffic allows you to see incoming vehicles and to react to them,Ž she said. If your back is to incom-ing traffic, youre far less likely to react if a car is not giving you an adequate right of way.ŽDennis Barker is the head coach at Team USA Minnesota, where he has coached 24 national track champions and an Olympian. Seeing oncoming traffic is important, he said, so that the runner and the driver know what the other is doing. When he used to run on rural two-lane roads, he noticed that when cars approached and passed one another, they would move away from the center „ and closer to the runner. Running against traffic allows you to notice this adjustment.As a driver, I appreciated others who walked or ran facing traffic because it helped me see them better when they adjusted their position as I approached,Ž Barker said. I, in turn, adjusted my position. We both took responsibility for each others safety.ŽRunners should practice defensive runningŽ in the same vein as defensive driving. Defensive runners always look for oncoming distracted drivers encroaching their space. Staying aware provides crucial time to avoid a dis-tracted driver who may not be taking a straight line,Ž Barker said. A runner going with traffic is not aware of whats coming and is at the mercy of the driver.ŽIts easier to be seen if you wear clothing thats a different color from your surroundings. Todd Straka, who publishes the Boulder Running website and is the race director for a popular Boulder 5k race series, said that run-ners should look more like bikers. Bikers often have blinking lights, even during the day. I would suggest runners wear something like that so they can be seen from afar,Ž he said.Its also not any safer to run in the direction of traf-fic on neighborhood roads, even though speeds might be slower. Todd Templeman, an emergency physician at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, said that head injuries are especially common, and can even be fatal, at these low impacts. Templeman said that he runs only on sidewalks or dedicated running paths: I never run on the road. Ever. There are too many safety issues.ŽDefensive runningWearing bright colors helps drivers see you when running on the road. [TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE FILE] A common mistake puts runners in danger on the road

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Inheritedrunners-scored„Miller2-0, Avilan1-0,Garcia1-0,Morgan2-1.WP„ Davis,Doolittle.PB„Alfaro(9).Umpires „Home,BruceDreckman;First,Hunter Wendelstedt;Second,BenMay;Third,John Libka.T„3:27.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSNationals3,Phillies1,1stgame: SpencerKieboomappearedtospit outatoothbeforehehithis“rst majorleaguehomerun,ErickFedde pitchedshutoutballintothesixth inningandtheWashingtonNationals beatthefadingPhiladelphiaPhillies inthe“rstgameofadoubleheader. Thedoubleheaderwasneeded onceMondaysnightsgamewas postponedbecauseofpoor“eld conditionsfromweekendrain.The groundscrewusedblowtorchesto drya“eldthathadnotbeencovered withatarpandplayersdescribedas spongyŽandsoft.ŽItsthePhillies whoarestuckinthemud.ThePhillies,whowere15gamesover.500in earlyAugustandinthethickofNL playoffrace,havelostthreestraight gamesandare6-15sinceAug.18. Theybegantheday“vegames behindAtlantaintheNLEast. LATE HoustonatDetroit OaklandatBaltimore ClevelandatTampaBay TorontoatBoston N.Y.YankeesatMinnesota ChicagoWhiteSoxatKansasCity TexasatL.A.Angels L.A.DodgersatCincinnati WashingtonatPhiladelphia,2nd game MiamiatN.Y.Mets MilwaukeeatChicagoCubs PittsburghatSt.Louis ArizonaatColorado SanDiegoatSeattle AtlantaatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA LosAngelesStripling(R)8-32.6111-60-114.26.14 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)12:35p7-44.5611-61-014.16.28 PittsburghTaillon(R)12-93.4017-113-018.02.00 St.LouisPoncedeleon(R)1:15p0-12.671-20-114.12.51 AtlantaSanchez(R)6-53.0911-90-116.02.81 SanFranciscoHolland(L)3:45p7-83.5414-131-018.11.96 MiamiRichards(R)3-84.738-130-112.18.03 NewYorkWheeler(R)4:10p10-73.3913-142-121.01.71 MiamiBrigham(R)0-19.000-10-13.09.00 NewYorkVargas(L)7:00p5-96.755-122-114.23.07 WashingtonStrasburg(R)7-74.049-91-017.23.06 PhiladelphiaNola(R)7:05p15-42.2920-91-119.23.66 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)9-73.9515-131-015.04.20 ChicagoHendricks(R)8:05p11-103.7115-142-018.01.00 ArizonaCorbin(L)11-53.0117-121-118.01.50 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p11-74.6916-111-016.24.86AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA HoustonCole(R)13-52.8621-82-017.24.08 DetroitNorris(L)1:10p0-35.471-30-211.26.17 ClevelandCarrasco(R)16-83.4116-111-122.02.45 TampaBaySnell(L)1:10p18-52.0618-93-018.02.00 OaklandTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 BaltimoreCashner(R)7:05p4-144.898-190-317.05.29 TorontoSanchez(R)4-55.179-91-014.18.79 BostonPrice(L)7:10p14-63.5720-71-017.12.60 NewYorkSeverino(R)17-73.5222-71-114.16.28 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)8:10p5-104.5712-170-317.04.76 ChicagoRodon(L)6-53.118-81-218.05.00 KansasCitySkoglund(L)8:15p1-56.453-60-317.07.41 TexasGallardo(R)8-46.2210-41-214.16.91 LosAngelesPena(R)10:07p2-44.046-81-120.02.70INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanDiegoLucchesi(L)7-83.599-131-117.22.55 SeattleLeBlanc(L)6:40p8-33.5615-81-019.00.47 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALL S TATISTICALLEADERSMONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Houston3,Detroit2 TampaBay6,Cleveland5 N.Y.Yankees7,Minnesota2 KansasCity4,ChicagoWhiteSox3, 10innings Texas5,L.A.Angels2 NationalLeague WashingtonatPhiladelphia,ppd. MiamiatN.Y.Mets,ppd. Cincinnati10,L.A.Dodgers6 Milwaukee3,ChicagoCubs2 St.Louis8,Pittsburgh7 Colorado13,Arizona2 Atlanta4,SanFrancisco1 THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague OaklandatBaltimore,7:05p.m. TorontoatBoston,7:10p.m. MinnesotaatKansasCity,8:15p.m. SeattleatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague ArizonaatColorado,3:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatWashington,4:05 p.m. MiamiatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatSt.Louis,7:15p.m.MLBCALENDAROct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeries start. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. Nov.8-15: All-StartourofJapan. Nov.14-15: Ownersmeetings,Atlanta. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos124479116164.342 JMartinezBos135519104172.331 TroutLAA12442393134.317 AltuveHou12248073152.317 SeguraSea13053382165.310 BrantleyCle12951479158.307 MSmithTB12340555124.306 Merri“eldKC13955172166.301 AndujarNYY13250775151.298 BregmanHou14153899160.297 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin13953284170.320 YelichMil12951498162.315 ZobristChC12038860122.314 CainMil12547980149.311 FFreemanAtl14455689171.308 MarkakisAtl14456174172.307 MartinezStL13647654145.305 GoldschmidtAri14253690160.299 DPeraltaAri13150869151.297 RendonWas11846173137.297 ThroughafternoongameonSept.11Swing,Batter!WashingtonNationalsTreaTurnerinactionduringthe“rstgameofabaseball doubleheaderagainstthePhiladelphiaPhilliesonTuesdayinPhiladelphia.[MATT SLOCUM/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] A MERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston,.342;Martinez,Boston,.331;Trout,LosAngeles, .317;Altuve,Houston,.317;Segura, Seattle,.310;Brantley,Cleveland, .307;Smith,TampaBay,.306;Merri“eld,KansasCity,.301;Andujar,New York,.298;Bregman,Houston,.297. RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,119;Betts, Boston,116;Martinez,Boston,104; Bregman,Houston,99;Benintendi, Boston,98;Ramirez,Cleveland,97; Trout,LosAngeles,93;Stanton,New York,89;Chapman,Oakland,88; Springer,Houston,88. RBI: Martinez,Boston,121;Davis, Oakland,108;Ramirez,Cleveland, 98;Bregman,Houston,97;Encarnacion,Cleveland,95;Bogaerts, Boston,93;Lowrie,Oakland,89; Stanton,NewYork,86;4tiedat85. HITS: Martinez,Boston,172;Lindor, Cleveland,169;Merri“eld,Kansas City,166;Segura,Seattle,165; Betts,Boston,164;Castellanos, Detroit,164;Bregman,Houston,160; Brantley,Cleveland,158;Rosario, Minnesota,156;Benintendi,Boston, 153. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,49; Betts,Boston,42;Bogaerts,Boston, 41;Lindor,Cleveland,41;Andujar, NewYork,40;Castellanos,Detroit, 40;Piscotty,Oakland,38;4tiedat 37. TRIPLES: Smith,TampaBay,9; Sanchez,Chicago,9;Hernandez, Toronto,7;Kiermaier,TampaBay,7; Span,Seattle,7;6tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,41; Martinez,Boston,40;Ramirez, Cleveland,37;Gallo,Texas,35;Cruz, Seattle,34;Lindor,Cleveland,34; Stanton,NewYork,33;Trout,Los Angeles,33;Bregman,Houston,30; 2tiedat29. STOLENBASES: Ramirez,Cleveland,32;Merri“eld,KansasCity, 31;Smith,TampaBay,31;Gordon, Seattle,30;Betts,Boston,27;Anderson,Chicago,26;Lindor,Cleveland, 23;Trout,LosAngeles,22;4tiedat 20. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,18-7; Snell,TampaBay,18-5;Severino, NewYork,17-7;Carrasco,Cleveland, 16-8;Happ,NewYork,16-6;Porcello, Boston,16-7;Verlander,Houston, 15-9;Morton,Houston,14-3;Price, Boston,14-6;Yarbrough,TampaBay, 14-5. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Gennett,Cincinnati,.320; Yelich,Milwaukee,.315;Zobrist, Chicago,.314;Cain,Milwaukee,.311; Freeman,Atlanta,.308;Markakis, Atlanta,.307;Martinez,St.Louis, .305;Goldschmidt,Arizona,.299; Rendon,Washington,.298;Peralta, Arizona,.297. RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,106; Yelich,Milwaukee,98;Carpenter,St. Louis,96;Albies,Atlanta,95;Harper, Washington,92;Arenado,Colorado, 91;Goldschmidt,Arizona,90;Baez, Chicago,89;Freeman,Atlanta,89; Turner,Washington,89. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,101;Baez, Chicago,100;Story,Colorado,99; Aguilar,Milwaukee,97;Arenado, Colorado,96;Rizzo,Chicago,92; Harper,Washington,91;Hoskins, Philadelphia,88;Markakis,Atlanta, 88;Gennett,Cincinnati,87. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,172; Freeman,Atlanta,171;Gennett, Cincinnati,170;Peraza,Cincinnati,165;Yelich,Milwaukee,162; Goldschmidt,Arizona,160;Story, Colorado,160;Blackmon,Colorado, 158;Albies,Atlanta,157;Turner, Washington,157. DOUBLES: Carpenter,St.Louis, 40;Markakis,Atlanta,40;Story, Colorado,39;Freeman,Atlanta,38; Rendon,Washington,37;Albies, Atlanta,36;Baez,Chicago,36; Cabrera,Philadelphia,34;Polanco, Pittsburgh,32;CTaylor,LosAngeles, 32. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;Baez, Chicago,9;Desmond,Colorado,8; Nimmo,NewYork,8;Rosario,New York,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Bellinger,LosAngeles,7;Difo,Wash-ington,7;Hamilton,Cincinnati,7;4 tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis, 35;Goldschmidt,Arizona,33; Arenado,Colorado,32;Harper, Washington,32;Muncy,LosAngeles,32;Story,Colorado,32;Suarez, Cincinnati,32;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 31;Baez,Chicago,30;Hoskins,Philadelphia,30. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington, 37;SMarte,Pittsburgh,31;Hamilton, Cincinnati,30;Cain,Milwaukee,26; Inciarte,Atlanta,25;Story,Colorado,25;MTaylor,Washington,24; Jankowski,SanDiego,23;Peraza, Cincinnati,22;Baez,Chicago,21. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington, 17-6;Nola,Philadelphia,16-4;Lester, Chicago,15-6;Chacin,Milwaukee, 14-6;Freeland,Colorado,14-7; Godley,Arizona,14-9;Mikolas,St. Louis,14-4;Greinke,Arizona,13-9;5 tiedat12. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,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,3.28;Wheeler, NewYork,3.39. Sept.12 1932: Brooklyn'sJohnnyFrederickhithissixthpinch homerunoftheseason,amajorleaguerecord,inthe ninthinningtosparktheDodgerstoa4-3triumphover theChicagoCubsatEbbetsField. 1947: RalphKinerofthePittsburghPirateshittwohome runs:hisseventhandeighthinfourgames:foramajor leaguerecord. 1953: TheBrooklynDodgers(105-49)clinchedthe NationalLeaguepennantearlierthananyotherteam, defeatingMilwaukee5-2. 1962: TomCheneyoftheWashingtonSenatorsseta recordbyfanning21BaltimoreOriolesina16-inning game,whichhewon2-1. 1976: MinnieMinososingledinthreeatbatsasthedesig natedhitterfortheChicagoWhiteSox.At53,hebecame theoldestplayertogetahitinaregulationgame. 1979: CarlYastrzemskigothis3,000thhit:aground singleoffJimBeattie:astheNewYorkYankeesbeatthe BostonRedSox9-2. 1984: DwightGoodenbroketherookiestrikeoutrecord, fanning16PittsburghPiratestogivehim251,sixmore thanHerbScorehadin1955.Goodenbroketherecordby strikingoutMarvellWynneinthesixthinning. 1996: BernieWilliamsdroveineightrunswithtwohome runsandasingletoleadtheNewYorkYankeestoa12-3 victoryoverDetroit. 2006: BobbyAbreuhitathree-runhomerandthree-run doubleduringanine-run“rstinningand“nishedwith acareer-highsevenRBIsintheNewYorkYankees'12-4 routofTampaBay.




DEAR ABBY: When I was a teenager, there were many times when I made things awkward. It continues today. I try to have normal conversations with people, but when I do, I have nothing to say. My mind goes blank, so I keep quiet and walk away. I feel like the odd person out each time and like I'm not good enough, and it really sucks. The only time I'm successful socially with people is at work because I'm kind of forced to be. I really want to make friends and possibly get a girl in my life, but it's almost impossible to do with my social skills. This is so depressing and disappointing that I'm almost ready to quit trying. I need some tips and guidance. Do you have any? -FRUSTRATED GUY IN FAIRBANKS DEAR FRUSTRATED GUY: I think so. If you think you are alone in having this problem, you are mistaken. The majority of people have the same insecurities you do. No one is born knowing how to be social. Social adeptness is a skill like any other. It can be learned and, with some practice and effort, polished until it becomes second nature. You don't have to be handsome to be wellgroomed. You don't have to be brilliant or witty, either. Part of being social is showing an interest in other people. Ask them about what they think and encourage them to share their interests and opinions. And when they tell you, be a good listener. Cultivate your own interests and you will have something to talk about with others. My booklet "How to Be Popular" contains tips on how to approach others, and what to say and what not to say when trying to make conversation. It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. When you receive it, don't read it just once. Keep it on hand for reference because it contains many helpful suggestions about how to be the kind of individual others nd interesting and attractive. Be courteous and show kindness to others. If you do these things, you will nd the results you're looking for.DEAR ABBY: I was divorced three years ago after being married for 28 years. My ex-wife and I had spent the previous 10 years in counseling. I currently go to post-divorce counseling, and my counselor agrees that I was mistreated by my ex and our adult children, who treated me more like an employee. I have begun seeing a much younger woman, and two of my kids say any relationship with them is predicated on my dating someone "my own age." I feel this is wrong, and that it's a continuation of them treating me as a servant/dad, versus as a person. My counselor suggests walking away for a bit, to establish new boundaries. Your thoughts? -BUTLER DAD IN TEXAS DEAR DAD: I think you should listen to your therapist. 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 Mans social anxieties prolong his loneliness HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018:This year you grow in new ways. You could be dealing with an overload of energy or even frustration. If you see a crazy situation evolve or are about to blow your fuse for no reason, then slow down and look within yourself. If you are single, interacting successfully with a new friend will take talent because of so much energy and emotion involved. By summer 2019, you will nd that relating is a lot easier. If you are attached, you and your partner need to calmly work through some of your issues; doing so will bond you together. You will gain understanding and ease. SCORPIO makes a great friend.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might be in touch with someone whom you nd to be somewhat aggravating. How you approach this situation could vary from one individual to the next. Get in touch with your anger and frustration, or you could become explosive. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Defer to others, and let them reveal their intentions -although you might be shocked by an associates aggravation. Unfortunately, even if you dont deserve it, this persons anger could be directed at you. Stay cool and calm; everything will work out. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Pace yourself; you have a lot of ground to cover. Dont forget to schedule an appointment with a doctor for a checkup. One-on-one interactions feel rewarding and point you down a more positive path. You could be unusually tired. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) From moment to moment, your emotions could skyrocket or plunge. The good news is that you know when your mood is likely to change quickly. Understand what is happening with a child or loved one. If you are single, Cupid could be just around the corner. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your feelings touch another person deeply. You connect with this person as though you have known each other forever. If you can get past a misunderstanding, you will nd today to be particularly rewarding. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Return calls early on in the day. A conversation that you have today might need to be repeated in a few days. If the other party spaces out on you, dont get uptight. This person might be processing a lot. Use your high energy well. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Be aware that each action has a reaction. When you decide to join friends, observe the cost. You might have been less than diligent in dealing with your nances. Stay on top of your spending. Otherwise, money might be an issue for you. SCORPIO (OCT. 23NOV. 21) Youll get past an obstacle that drops on you via someone else. You could be sullen and quiet, but you eventually will emerge smiling and ready to handle whatever comes down the path. Your habit of keeping a lot to yourself works well for you. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) At the moment, you might want to go out on your own and avoid interacting with others. Your mood might be quieter than usual, and you also might not like the feedback you get from several friends. Do your thing, but keep it low-key. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You could be overly serious and determined. People who are too playful might irritate you. A friend you cannot contain shares some special news. A child or new friend causes his or her share of uproar. Maintain a sense of humor, and everything will be OK. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Understand how far you can push in order to have things go your way. A boss seems to be hanging on to your words. Understand the possibilities surrounding a situation. Make a point of being a bit more abstract today. Be willing to stand up for yourself. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) When a situation becomes too hazy, make a point to detach and look at the issue from a different point of view. You immediately will understand what you need to do. Surprises head your way. | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 C7 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, the 255th day of 2018. There are 110 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 12, 1942, during World War II, a German U-boat o West Africa torpedoed the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians; it's estimated more than 1,600 people died while some 1,100 survived after the ship sank. The German crew, joined by other U-boats, began rescue operations. (On September 16, the rescue eort came to an abrupt halt when the Germans were attacked by a U.S. Army bomber; as a result, U-boat commanders were ordered to no longer rescue civilian survivors of submarine attacks.) ON THIS DATE: In 1959 the Soviet Union launched its Luna 2 space probe, which made a crash landing on the moon. The TV Western series "Bonanza" premiered on NBC. In 1977 South African black student leader and anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, 30, died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry. In 1986 Joseph Cicippio, the acting comptroller at the American University in Beirut, was kidnapped (he was released in December 1991). In 1992 the space shuttle Endeavour blasted o, carrying with it Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the rst married couple in space; Mae Jemison, the rst black woman in space; and Mamoru Mohri, the rst Japanese national to y on a U.S. spaceship.


C8 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MS AMJJA 2,840 2,880 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,887.89 Change: 10.76 (0.4%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 MS AMJJA 25,720 25,960 26,200 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,971.06 Change: 113.99 (0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1430 Declined 1352 New Highs 92 New Lows 110 Vol. (in mil.) 2,857 Pvs. Volume 2,686 2,248 1,976 1309 1532 119 127 NYSE NASDDOW 26019.92 25754.32 25971.06 +113.99 +0.44% +5.06% DOW Trans. 11578.52 11503.35 11534.57 -19.51 -0.17% +8.69% DOW Util. 740.11 734.63 735.63 -1.90 -0.26% +1.69% NYSE Comp. 12968.90 12873.38 12952.31 +23.64 +0.18% +1.12% NASDAQ 7986.32 7880.92 7972.47 +48.31 +0.61% +15.49% S&P 500 2892.52 2866.78 2887.89 +10.76 +0.37% +8.01% S&P 400 2039.47 2024.29 2034.85 +3.07 +0.15% +7.07% Wilshire 5000 30151.34 29889.91 30103.55 +112.22 +0.37% +8.31% Russell 2000 1723.46 1710.31 1718.40 +0.93 +0.05% +11.91% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 32.67 +.28 +0.9 s s s -16.0 -3.4 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 170.91 167.24 +.31 +0.2 r s s +67.8 +77.8 30 0.24 Amer Express AXP 84.97 107.80 108.31 +1.02 +1.0 s s s +9.1 +29.0 16 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 42.94 62.02 43.83 -.36 -0.8 s t t -14.6 -1.6 11 ... Brown & Brown BRO 22.66 31.07 31.17 +.17 +0.5 s s s ... +30.1 29 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.02 -.04 -0.1 s s s +0.3 +2.8 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 36.30 -.06 -0.2 s s s -9.0 -3.0 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.55 120.20 119.38 +.70 +0.6 s s s +24.3 +54.5 25 3.00f Disney DIS 96.80 117.90 109.60 -1.08 -1.0 t t s +1.9 +15.8 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.21 12.33 -.18 -1.4 t t t -29.4 -45.0 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 46.75 -.68 -1.4 t s s -21.2 -10.8 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 122.61 170.54 161.32 +.14 +0.1 s t s +13.9 +33.5 28 2.74f Home Depot HD 156.22 211.62 213.85 +3.16 +1.5 s s s +12.8 +34.5 28 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 146.49 +.84 +0.6 s s s -4.5 +6.6 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 112.89 114.18 +1.79 +1.6 s s s +22.9 +45.2 24 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 21.75 -.25 -1.1 t t t +17.6 +16.3 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 172.15 +.12 +0.1 r s s +10.2 +18.9 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 113.33 -.24 -0.2 s s s -5.5 +1.7 35 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 53.11 75.08 74.21 +.21 +0.3 s s s +14.9 +44.6 14 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 96.64 -.26 -0.3 s s s -2.1 +25.5 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 27.17 +.09 +0.3 s s s -6.8 -11.0 34 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest BRIEFCASEBERLINRyanair faces pilot, crew strikes in Germany German unions are calling on Ryanair pilots and flight attendants in the country to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, citing what they say is the lack of a sat-isfactory offer on pay and conditions.The Cockpit union called on pilots to go on strike for 24 hours starting at 3 a.m. Wednesday. It was joined by the ver.di union, which called for flight attendants based in Germany to walk out all day Wednesday.The walkouts were announced Monday evening. LONDONUK wages pick up, should bolster growthHousehold incomes in the U.K. picked up during the summer, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that, if sustained, should shore up the British economy in the run-up to Brexit.The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that average earnings excluding bonuses were up 2.9 percent over the three months through July from the same period the year before. In the three months to June, they were up 2.7 percent.Analysts said the rise can be largely attributed to the 3 percent pay increase awarded to more than a mil-lion National Health Service workers in England, including cleaners, nurses, paramedics and midwives. The increase started being rolled out from July.Samuel Tombs, chief U.K. economist at Pantheon Mac-roeconomics, noted that helped push up public sector wages annual growth to 3.1 percent in July, from 2.4 per-cent in June.BEIJINGChinese auto sales fall for second month in AugustChinese auto sales fell for a second month in August, an industry group reported Tuesday, adding to signs of economic malaise amid a worsening tariff battle with Washington.Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the biggest global auto market con-tracted by 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 1.8 million units, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, sank 2.1 percent to 2 million units.Chinese auto demand has cooled as economic growth slows after Beijing tightened controls on bank lending to cool surging debt.Sales of SUVs, usually the industrys brightest spot, shrank 4.7 percent to 737,000 units. Sedan sales were down 3.4 percent at 901,000.Total auto sales for the first eight months of the year gained 2.6 percent to 15.2 million. The Associated Press And if you should survive to a hundred and five. Look at all youll derive out of bein alive.Ž „ Frank Sinatra, Young at HeartŽTechnological changes that have occurred in our lifetimes are truly remarkable, arent they? Consider advances in communication. Remember the manual typewriter? Then the electric one? I thought the automatic return was an incredible invention. We then discarded the typewriter and educated ourselves on the computer. Then we learned to utilize the iPhone and eschewed land lines in favor of mobile ones. Now we read on our iPads as print fades from our lives like ancient, dried ink on parchment. Since most innovative ideas in technology are offered by those under 30, we tend to associate positive technological change with young people. Most of us Baby Boomers understand ageism intuitively. Who isnt familiar with the looks of scorn and derision we receive when we ask our children and younger co-workers about tech issues? So you would think that nearly all successful start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises are launched by youngsters, right? Not even close. An article in the New Republic states among other things that...ŽMost successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young.Ž Why? Because theres more to developing a successful business than hatching an innovative idea. Theres financing, marketing, business plans, and personnel management. Our life experience and our business acumen, earned over decades, can take a great idea and then make it work in the marketplace. Young people are good at getting into business. Boomers are skilled at getting out and more likely to enjoy a positive final outcome with commercial endeavors. Someone who creates a business at age 50 is almost twice as likely to employ a successful exit strategy as someone who starts a business at age 30. The mean founder age of startups with a successful exit, through IPO or acquisition, is 46.7,Ž the article states. The message? Its never too late, and were never too old, to put our experience to work. Henry Ford was 50 years old in 1913 when he developed the assembly line to massproduce his cars. Ray Kroc was 52 when he opened his first McDonalds in Des Plaines, Illinois and older than that when he finally figured out how to profit from franchising. To someone who is 30, the future is always infinite. But many Americans who amass small fortunes do so through selling a business. It takes years of experience and skill to build an enterprise that others see value in; then it takes marketing and negotiating ability to consummate the transfer of ownership and reap the profits. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKYoung ideas, old wisdom and Frank SinatraThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Hurri-canes almost always set off an orchestrated dance on Wall Street before they make land-fall, with shares of property and casualty insurance companies dumped in favor of companies that sell construction supplies or portable generators.That routine began a week ago, though Hurricane Florence appears to be turning up the volume this time.The last time a hurricane of this size struck the middle of the East Coast, Texas Instru-ments had just introduced the first transistor radio.Since then, the region has been developed heavily and the potential damages may be exponentially higher.Karen Clark & Co., which produces models for catastrophes, said that if 1989s Hurricane Hugo had hit South Carolina in 2012, just 23 years later, insurance losses would have more than doubled to $10 billion when development and inflation are factored in.Forecasting where a hurricane will hit and with what level force is always tricky and there is a long history of false alarms. But the likelihood that Hurricane Florence will collide with Carolinas and neighboring states has created a sustained sell off of major property and casualty insurance companies, and the companies that insure the insurers.Allstate Corp had been in decline for three days, as has Travelers Cos., though those shares appeared to stabilize Tuesday.Property and casualty insur-ance investors are still keenly aware of significant losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017,Ž wrote Kai Pan and Michael Phillips, analysts with Morgan Stanley. We expect Florence to weigh on P&C (re)insurance stocks as it moves closer to mainland U.S.ŽAllstate has a 6.9 percent market share for home, auto and commercial property coverage in the Carolinas and Virginia, according to Morgan Stanley. Berkshire Hathaway has a market share of 5.6 percent, and Travers is 4.3 percent.As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Florence was centered 785 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-north-west at 17 mph.The center of the titanic storm is expected meander Thursday, Friday and Saturday over a stretch of coastline satu-rated by rising seas, inundating several states and triggering life-threatening floods. Seven-day rainfall totals are forecast to reach 10 inches to 20 inches over much of North Carolina and Virginia, and even 30 inches in some places. Com-bined with high tides, the storm surge could swell as high as 12 feet.Insurers, of course, have built up war chests and insured their own potential losses given the severity of the storms that have been striking the coastal United States.Pan and Phillips point out that even with losses exceeding $140 billion last year, the insurance industry remains well capitalized. How to put a price on the destruction and how those companies will secure funding going forward is a topic of discussion this week at the annual, global reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo, where the analysts are in attendance.But early estimates are emerging, based on each $1 bil-lion in covered damages.North Carolina has the highest property and casualty insured premiums of the three states at $16 billion, followed by Virginia at $13.6 billion, and South Carolina at $9.5 billion, according to Citi. In North Carolina, we esti-mate Travelers losses would be about $42 million for each $1 billion in insured losses, fol-lowed by Allstate at $37 million, Chubb at $25 million and Pro-gressive at $21 million,Ž wrote Citi analyst James Naklicki.On the other hand, compa-nies that help people ride out a storm, or clean up afterward, are having an exceptional week.Shares of Generac Holdings Inc., which sells generators, are up 8 percent in just the past week. Shares of Home Depot Inc. and Lowes Cos. are both up about 4 percent in the same period.Bracing for impactTo prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell o insurersDavid Tennant, project coordinator with City of New Bern Water Resources, gets storm supplies for of“ ces and staff Tuesday at the City of New Bern, in New Bern, N.C., as he prepares for Hurricane Florence. [GRAY WHITLEY/SUN JOURNAL VIA AP] Margaret McDowell

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