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SPORTS I B1EUSTIS, TAVARES CONTINUE A RIVALRY @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, September 14, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 257 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: Partly sunny all weekend, with a stray afternoon thunderstorm on Sunday 4 PAWS 4 VETS FUNDRAISER: This event, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gator HarleyDavidson in Leesburg, raises money to provide trained service dogs to veterans. RUNNIN WITH WAYLON: The Waylors and Jessi Colter perform a Waylon Jenning tribute at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale. Lake County commissioners note that thousands of cyclists „ many of whom come here from out of state to compete in cycling competitions „ use Sugarloaf Mountain Road in Clermont. They are asking the Florida attorney general whether they can use tourism dollars to widen the road. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] County weighing widening Sugarloaf Mountain Road for cyclistsBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT … County Commissioners are considering using tourism funds to widen Sugarloaf Mountain Road, which is a popular route for competitive and recre-ational cyclistsThe commission will ask Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi whether tourism funds can legally be used for road work.It would seem a road that is literally used to have triathlons on, to have cycles, and bicycle competitions and races, that you could use some tourism money on widening that road,Ž Campione said to her fellow commissioners during a County Commis-sion meeting on Tuesday. Or adding a shoulder that could be used for cyclists.ŽThe conversation began while commissioners were discussing transportation projects for the next few years. With limited funds to spend on hundreds of miles of county roads, commissioners wondered whether they could dip into tourism dollars to improve this road.Campione believes Sugarloaf Mountain Road is a popular enough spot to war-rant special consideration.Broader shoulders By Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received „ and wont disclose pub-licly „ concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.The California Democrat said in a statement that she received information from an individual concerning the nomination.Ž She said the person strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision.ŽThe Judiciary Committee, which has finished confirmation hearings for Kavanagh, is scheduled to vote next Thursday on whether to recommend that Kavanaughs nomina-tion be confirmed by the full Senate.Feinsteins statement that she has referred the matter to federal investigative authoritiesŽ jolted Capitol Hill and threatens to disrupt what has been a steady path toward confir-mation for Kavanaugh by Republicans eager to see the conservative judge on the court.An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment.Senator gives feds information on KavanaughSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, accompanied by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member, right, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee will vote next week on whether to recommend President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, for con“ rmation. [ANDREW HARNIK/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Since Jennie Green was placed on a wait-ing list for a double lung transplant, the Leesburg woman had been forced to consider the possibility of not surviving long enough to have it.Green was placed on the waiting list in January after her lung function dropped to dangerous levels due to Cystic FibrosisShe experienced dry runsŽ in April and June when pos-sible transplant lungs did not pan out.A third call came at 5 a.m. on Aug. 12, telling Green to get to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville within the required three-hour window for surgery. The third time proved to be the charm and the transplant was carried out successfully.Woman has lifesaving double lung transplantJennie Green gives friends and family a thumbs up at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville a week after her Aug. 13 double lung transplant. [SUBMITTED] By Jonathan DrewThe Associated PressWILMINGTON, N.C. „ The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous.Hurricane Florences leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 mph winds for a drench-ing siege that could lastall weekend.Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm pushes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Car-olina line and makes its way slowly inland. Its surge of ocean water could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 13 feet, and days of downpours could dump more than 3 feet of rain, touching off severe flooding.Florences winds weak-ened as it drew closer to land, Florence begins to batter coastSee FLORENCE, A7 See SENATOR, A5 See SHOULDERS, A5 See LUNG, A5

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A2 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommet.com................................352-365-8268 REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY: The Daily Commercial promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its pages. If you believe we have made an error, call the news department at 352-365-8250. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CALENDAR, GAME RESULTS: Email upcoming events, along with news about awards and personal or professional milestones „ with a photo, if you desire „ to news@ dailycommercial.com. Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by calling 352-365-8268 or 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESThe Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Wednesday, Sept. 12 Powerball: 6-28-48-63-64-24 x2 Lotto: 4-16-31-33-46-50 x5 Fantasy 5: 14-15-22-29-36 Thursday, Sept. 13 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-7-3-2-8 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-4-7-8 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-4-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-5LOTTERY IN BRIEFSEATTLEAmazons Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fundAmazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families.Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that hell call it the Bezos Day One Fund. An Amazon.com Inc. spokeswoman confirmed that the money will all come from Bezos, though there are few details about how the fund will operate.Its not yet known what his preschools will look like except that they will be based on the teaching philosophy of Maria Montessori, which focuses on individual learning and social-emotional development.PHILADELPHIAStreet preacher gets 27 years in Basement of Horrors caseA self-proclaimed street preacher who had a role in kidnapping, torturing and enslaving mentally disabled adults chained up in a filthy basement has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.The U.S. Attorneys Office in Philadelphia announced that Eddie the Reverend EdŽ Wright was sentenced Thursday for the scheme that lasted from 2001 to October 2011. He is the second of the five people charged in the case that shocked Philadelphia and the nation to be sentenced this week, after Nicklaus Woodard was also sentenced to 27 years on Tuesday.Justice has finally been served,Ž said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain.LONDONUK: Brexit could mean less warning of falling space junkIt turns out the consequences of Brexit may not be confined to Earth.The British government said Thursday that the U.K. may get less warning of fall-ing space debris if the country leaves the bloc without a divorce agreement.The news was one of the more eye-catching items in a government assessment of the disruption to Britains economy and daily life that would be caused by a no dealŽ Brexit.Britain is due to leave the 28-nation EU on March 29, but divorce negotiations have become bogged down amid divisions within Britains Conservative government over how close an economic relationship to seek with the bloc.The Associate d PressLAWRENCE, Mass. „ A series of gas explosions has caused fires in more than 20 homes across three communities north of Boston, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scramble to douse the flames and shut off gas and electric lines in an attempt to prevent further damage.Massachusetts State Police say troopers have been dispatched to Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to secure scenes and help traffic that has snarled roads as panicked residents attempt to flee their neigh-borhoods amid the afternoon rush hour.Joseph Solomon, the police chief in nearby Methuen, said 20 to 25 homes were on fire in Lawrence. Solomon, who responded to Lawrence to help, said there are so many fires you cant even see the sky.ŽThe cause wasnt immedi-ately clear. The Columbia Gas company had announced ear-lier Thursday that it would be upgrading gas lines in neigh-borhoods across the state, including the area where the explosions happened. It was not clear whether work was happening there Thursday, and a spokeswoman did not immediately comment.Town officials in Andover are advising all residents and businesses to evacuate and to shut off their gas, if they know how to safely. The town of 35,000 residents is about 26 miles (40 kilometers) north of Boston near the New Hampshire border.In neighboring North Andover, town Selectman Phil Decologero said that his entire neighborhood had gathered in the street, afraid to enter homes. He warned anyone with concerns to leave their houses and head to North Andover High School, which is being set up as a gathering point.Its definitely a scary situation at the moment,Ž he said. Its pretty severe.ŽEntire neighborhoods were being evacuated in Lawrence. City Councilor Marc Laplante said authori-ties were shutting off electric power and urging residents in the Colonial Heights neighborhood to head to Parthum elementary and middle schools.People need to get out of this area safely, and its really difficult because the traffic right now is horrendous,Ž he said.The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said staff members were heading to Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, along with state fire investigators.Explosions damage several homes in Mass.In this image taken from video, ” ames consume a home Thursday in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston. [WCVB VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Julie Zauzmer and William BraniginThe Washington PostTop U.S. bishops met in the Vatican with Pope Fran-cis on Thursday to discuss the sexual abuse crisis that the leader of the American church said has laceratedŽ the church.That leader, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was himself accused this week of covering up the actions of a priest in his archdiocese who was just arrested for sexually abusing children.And as the bishops met with Francis on Thursday morning, Francis also removed from ministry the bishop of West Virginias Catholic church, who will face a Vati-can investigation on charges of sexual harassment.We shared with Pope Francis our situation in the United States „ how the Body of Christ is lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse. He listened very deeply from the heart. It was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange,Ž DiNardo said in a statement after leaving the meeting on Thursday, which also included Archbishop Sean Patrick OMalley of Boston and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. But DiNardo did not say what concrete steps, if any, the bishops agreed to for addressing the crisis.As we departed the audi-ence, we prayed the Angelus together for Gods mercy and strength as we work to heal the wounds,Ž DiNardo said. We look forward to actively continuing our discernment together identifying the most effective next steps.ŽOn Wednesday, as DiNardo prepared for his meeting with the pope, the Associ-ated Press reported that two people claim to have told DiNardo about an abusive priest in his Texas archdio-cese, and that DiNardo failed to take action to remove the priest from ministry until the priest was arrested on child abuse charges this week.The Rev. Manual LaRosa-Lopez was arrested in Conroe, Texas, on Tuesday on four counts of indecency with a child. Police say he fondled two teenagers when he was a priest at a Conroe church. At the time of his arrest, he was a priest at another church in Richmond, Texas, according to the AP.The AP said that both vic-tims, who were teenagers at the time, are now in their 30s. One victim told the AP that her family reported LaRosa-Lopezs conduct to the church after he touched her when she was 16, and church leaders told her he would be moved to another parish; he was transferred in 2001 and again in 2004. In 2010, the victim saw that LaRosa-Lopez was still in ministry and contacted DiNardo, who had not been in Texas when she first raised the allegation.The victim told the AP that DiNardo told her the priest wouldnt work with children, but eight years later, he was still in a parish church. Im tired of all of his empty words,Ž she said of DiNardo. If hes going to go meet with the pope and pretend that all of this is OK and his diocese is clean, I cant stand it.ŽThe Archdiocese of Galves-ton-Houston responded in a statement that church officials considered the womans allegations when she first reported the priest in 2001, and an archdiocesan review board decided to allow LaRosa-Lopez to return to parish ministry in 2004 based on the evidence presented to the board.The only other complaint about LaRosa-Lopez was in 2018, the archdiocese said. The archdioceses statement said that the second victim formally reported his abuse to the church last month; the church contacted Child Protective Services and LaRosa-Lopez was arrested this week.The victim told the AP that he contacted the church last year, not last month.On the same morning that DiNardo, facing this accusa-tion, met with Pope Francis, the Vatican announced that Francis would accept the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the 75-year-old leader of the Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, diocese. Francis ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to investigate charges that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, the Baltimore archdiocese said in a statement; Bransfield has previously been accused of molesting teenagers and denied the accusations, according to church officials and court documents.Bransfield is only the latest U.S. Catholic leader removed from his position due to sexual harassment and cover-up charges. Earlier this summer, Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of Washington from 2001 until his retirement at age 75 in 2006, became the first U.S. cardinal to ever resign due to allegations of sexual abuse. He has been accused of sexu-ally harassing two minors as well as young adult seminarians and priests.And after a major Pennsylvania grand jury report last month, which documented alleged abuse by more than 300 priests in the state, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has faced local and national clamor to resign. The report describes Wuerls response to allegations of abuse during his 18 years as bishop of Pittsburgh; he sometimes went to great lengths to remove accused priests from churches, and other times took psychia-trists advice that the priests were safe and let them con-tinue in ministry.Pope Francis meets with US bishopsPope Francis leaves at the end of his general audience Wednesday in St. Peters Square at the Vatican. [ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Pope Francis orders probe of W.Va. bishopPope Francis has ordered an investigation of Bishop Michael J. Brans“ eld of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, in connection with sexual harassment charges and accepted his resignation, the Vatican announced Thursday. The pope instructed Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore to conduct a probe into allegations that Brans“ eld, 75, sexually harassed adults, the Catholic News Service reported. Lori was also appointed as apostolic administrator of Wheeling-Charleston. „ The Washington Post

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGMan accused of stealing mower from tint shop Police answering a burglary call at 10 p.m. Wednesday arrived at Childs and East Main streets to see the victim holding the suspect at gunpoint.The owner of a window tint-ing shop in the 400 block of North Boulevard said he went to his business when an alarm went off. He looked at surveil-lance video and saw a tall man walk off with his lawn mower valued at $180. He went to East Line Street, where he saw two men standing near the mower.Stevie Lee Jackson, 55, told the business owner he had just purchased it from a man in the area for $30, but if it was his, he could take it. The other man was a witness, who said he saw Jackson leave the building with the mower.The business owner said Jackson, of Leesburg, had done odd jobs for him in the past.Jackson has six prior convic-tions for petty theft, from 1981 to 2012, according to police.MOUNT DORALibrary raising funds to upgrade kids' sectionThe Mount Dora Library Association is looking to raise $150,000 to help cover part of the cost of a renovation and expansion of the childrens section at the W.T. Bland Public Library.According to the librarys website, the $267,000 project will expand the current section to 2,000 square feet and feature a "wonder wall" with a high-definition TV, new fur-niture and updated materials in the youth nonfiction sec-tion. The project also includes upgrading the area's safety, security and technology and adding more educational resources, such as interactive programming and educational play stations.People can help by purchas-ing an engraved brick, donating money at the library, 1995 N. Donnelly Street, or by dropping spare change into jars inside area shops and restaurants. As of Wednesday afternoon, approximately $15,000 has been raised.For details, go to www.mountdoralibraryassn.com or email mdladonations@gmail.com.MIAMIFunds for health insurance helpers cut by millionsThe Trump administration has slashed funding for the second year in a row for counselors who help consumers sign up for health insurance through the federal marketplace.In 2016, federal funding for the in-person counselors was nearly $10 million in Florida. Last year, it was cut to $6.6 million. On Thursday, health leaders said it was reduced to $1.25 million across the state.Epilepsy Florida has helped more than 250,000 Florid-ians in 35 counties sign up for insurance. In a statement, the organization's CEO admitted the funding is a significant decrease but said they will persevere.Despite numerous hurdles from the Trump administration, Obamacare enrollment has been strong with Florida leading the way with 1.7 million consumers last year. About 10 million enrolled nationally.Last month, Florida insurers announced the lowest premium hikes to date „ another sign that the market is stabilizing.AVENTURABoy dies after falling from high-rise condo buildingOfficials say a 9-year-old boy is dead after falling from a high-rise condo building in South Florida.The Miami Herald reports that the fall occurred Thursday afternoon in Aventura, an upscale suburb of Miami.By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ The family of a developmentally disabled adult has joined a long list of people who have either sued or complained about Carlton Palms Educational Center and Bellwether Behavioral Florida Management Corp. Nicole Wolff and Gary Karpinski have filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of their son, Tristan Wolff, citing negligence, unexplained injuries and failure to correct his behavior. They are seek-ing more than $15,000 in damages.Over the years, law enforcement has been called to investigate multiple instances of abuse and neglect of patients in the facility, including use of wrap mats,Ž which resemble full body strait jackets.An online forum contains negative reviews by employees of Carlton Palms that include allegations of poor management, an appalling and dangerous work environment, long hours, fighting among staff, little client progress, physical and mental abuse of patients and more."We do not comment on open and outstand-ing litigation,Ž said Brian Burgess, a spokesman for the company.However it is impor-tant to note that our team members at Carl-ton Palms are some of the most caring and compas-sionate professionals in the industry, all of whom work side-by-side with state officials to deliver the highest quality care possible while serving some of the most chal-lenging individuals in the nation."The state Agency for Persons with Disabilities has ordered the center to close by Saturday.The Mount Dora facil-ity has failed to live up to settlement agreements with disabilities agency, the suit claims. Nor has the center pro-vided records explaining severe weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration,Ž sores on his feet, fungal infections and cuts and bruises.Carlton Palms hit with lawsuitBy Mark HarperGatehouse MediaBoth candidates for Flor-ida governor „ plus the current governor „agree on at least one thing: Presi-dent Trump is wrong when he says the latest death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was inflated to make him look bad.Trump tweeted his doubts Thursday morning about an independent assessment that found 2,975 people died as a result of the storm nearly one year ago. Those findings, by researchers at George Washington University on behalf of the Puerto Rico governor, were markedly different than the governments initial count, 64.... This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully rais-ing Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico,Ž Trump tweeted. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!ŽAt 6:17 a.m., Andrew Gillum, the Democrat running for Florida governor, tweeted: No death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @real-DonaldTrump before, during and after the hurricane.ŽLater in the morning, a spokesman for Republican Ron DeSantis, a close ally of the president, issued a statement Thursday that in part read: He doesnt believe any loss of life has been inflated.ŽStephen Lawson said DeSantis has always worked to help the Puerto Rican community,Ž and the former congressman repre-senting Volusia and Flagler counties held a House over-sight hearing earlier this year to identify deficiencies in the federal response to Hurricane Maria. Ron DeSantis is committed to standing with the Puerto Rican community, especially after a tragic loss of life.ŽDeSantis rode the presidents endorsement to victory in the Republican primary for governor and has been one of the presidents biggest backers in attacking the FBI andspecial counselinvestigation into Russia-Trump campaign ties during the 2016 election. One of his campaign ads in the primary played off his ties to the president by showing DeSantis in family settings that included his infant son wearing a red Make America Great AgainŽ onesie.Gov. Rick Scott, also a friend of Trumps whos runningas aRepublican forU.S. Senate,declared in a tweet Thursday morning:I disagree with @POTUS… an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rossell agreed. Ive been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. Ill continue to help PR.Ž His opponent, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson called the presidents com-ments shameful.ŽDeSantis, Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim is wrongGillum DeSantis Vouchers are set to expire todayBy Mike Schneider and Alanna Durkin RicherThe Associated PressORLANDO „ Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at checkout time today.He has visited apartment complexes, but his name gets put on waiting lists. He has applied for assistance for apartment housing from the Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency, but it won't give him any money unless he has a lease. And he can't sign a lease without money for a deposit and first and last months' rent.Santiago, 40, can afford to pay only $500 to $800 a month with his job driving cars for an auction house. At this point, he's ready to just rent a room to put a roof over his head."At that amount, it's dif-ficult," Santiago, whose tidy hotel room has a cooking range and refrigerator, said in Spanish. "It's not impos-sible, but it's very difficult."Evacuees hunt for housingJose Santiago folds clothing in his room at the WoodSpring Suites in Orland. Santiago, like many Puerto Rican evacuees, has until today to “ nd a place to live. [JOHN RAOUX/AP] Staff ReportTAVARES „ Four Lake County companies were among the first round of 2018 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL.The companies are Firehawk Helicopters, Intel-listeel Group, LLC, United Efficiency Software Group and Vac-Tron Equipment.The awards honor 50 companies throughout the state for developing products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching com-munities and broadening new industries. Chosen from a candidate pool of 134 businesses, the finalists col-lectively represented $518 million in annual revenue and employ 2,743 full-time workers, Lake County offi-cials said recently.Lake County has a strong manufacturing base producing a wide variety of products,Ž said Brandon Matulka, executive director of Lake Countys Agency for Economic Prosperity. The An eye on success4 local businesses named to Companies to Watch listMechanics work on a bucket for one of their “ re“ ghting helicopters in one of the hangars of Firehawk helicopters at Leesburg International Airport in 2015. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] See EVACUEES, A4 See SUCCESS, A4 See LAWSUIT, A4 See BRIEFS, A4

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A4 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Carol Anne Beerwort, 75, of Royal Harbor in Tavares, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Viewing will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 2:00…4:00 pm in the funeral home. Mass is scheduled for Monday at 9:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Mount Dora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778; www.CSHospice. org Condolences may be shared at www. SteversonHamlinHilbish. com Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. Carol Anne Beerwort Funeral ServicesThe clock began ticking late last month for hundreds of Puerto Rican evacuees who rely on federal assistance to pay for hotel rooms. A federal judge in Massachusetts set today as the deadline for the vouchers to end after denying an effort to force FEMA to continue the program. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy Hillman, who expressed anguish over his decision, ended almost three months of legal challenges and extensions.As of Tuesday, there were more than 600 fam-ilies using the vouchers on the mainland, with more than half of those families in Florida. Almost 400 families were using the vouchers on the island.The judges decision is forcing Idalis Fernandez to split up her family. Her husband and 2-year-old son, Adrian, are heading back to Puerto Rico where family members can watch the boy and her husband has a job lined up. She is staying in Florida, where she has work as a line cook at Walt Disney Wo rld, and where the couples oldest son, 11-year-old Alexander, is doing well in school.Finding an apartment has been difficult, she said, since many rental companies require that she earn three times her monthly rent.I have nothing in Puerto Rico. At least I can stay here and work,Ž Fernandez, 28, said in Spanish as she held Adrian outside a motel in Orlandos tourist district.FEMA hasnt done enough for the evacuees, forcing local govern-ments and organizations to step up, advocates say.Now the location (the families) chose in a moment of deep urgency and disaster is affecting their ability to find hous-ing. This is exactly what we were trying to avoid,Ž said Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, a lawyer with LatinoJustice PRLDEF, which brought the law-suit against FEMA.FEMA, amid preparations for Hurricane Florence to hit the mid-Atlantic, didnt respond to an email this week seeking comment. But the agency has said it has provided a variety of housing options for people left homeless by Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico head-on nearly a year ago. It has also dismissed suggestions that the evacuees were being treated differently from those displaced by hurricanes in Texas and Florida last year.FEMA said in a court filing last month that Puerto Rico has received $3.9 billion in assistance for Hurricane Maria, compared with $2.4 billion for Texas for Hur-ricane Harvey and $1.1 billion for Florida for Hurricane Irma.In Central Florida, the local United Way is offering up to $5,000 toward security deposits for some families. In New York City, more than 540 Puerto Rican evacuees are already in the city shelter system, and 30 other families may end up there after their hotel vouchers end.Massachusetts, the state with the second largest number of evac-uee families after Florida, will allow families with children and people with medical conditions to remain in hotels tempo-rarily on the states dime, said Gina Plata-Nino, an attorney with the Central West Justice Center. The state will also provide rental assistance for one year to transition evacu-ees into more permanent housing, she said.But more than two dozen households in Massachusetts who dont qualify for the state program will become homeless today, Plata-Nino said.U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, whose staffers held office hours at three Central Florida hotels this week to assist evacuees, put the blame on President Donald Trump and a Republican-dominated Congress that did not pass supplemental disas-ter relief assistance.President Trump, to this day, has not acknowledged, not only the lack of resources and slow response time, but the continued issues in Puerto Rico,Ž said Soto, a Democrat whose district covers a part of metro Orlando. It didnt have to be this way.ŽTrump this week called the response to Hurricane Maria an incredible, unsung successŽ and said his administration did an underappreciated great job.ŽPuerto Ricos gover-nor last month raised the U.S. territorys official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. EVACUEESFrom Page A3Aventura police say the boy fell from a high floor or the roof of the 11-story Echo condominium and landed in an adjacent park. The boy was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he died.Police say the fall appears to be an accident.LEESBURGFree pet clinic slated for Saturday at Bill Bryan SubaruBill Bryan Subaru is teaming up with the Animal League Wellness Center and the South Lake Animal League to offer a free wellness clinic for pets.The clinic, from 1 to 4 p.m., will offer general wellness exams, microchips, vaccines, heartworm testing and preventative medicine.Sign in starts at noon, and organizers suggest pet owners should arrive early because space and supplies are limited. Cats must be in carriers, and theres a limit of one pet per household.Bill Bryan Subaru is at 8730 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. BRIEFSFrom Page A3county works diligently to support and help grow these companies, and its exciting to see them recognized at the state level.ŽDeveloped by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies To Watch is designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas.The program recognizes the different approaches needed to successfully grow and scale a busi-ness. The winners will be announced this month. The 2018 honorees will be celebrated at the awards ceremony Feb. 9 at the Straz Center for the Per-forming Arts in Tampa.We applaud these first-round finalists who have shown how they stand out in their regions as innovative business leaders, going to the next level to grow their companies,Ž said Dr. Tom ONeal, GrowFL execu-tive director.GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.Lake Countys Agency for Economic Prosperity provides assistance and manages services for both the businesses of Lake County and Lake County visitors. SUCCESSFrom Page A3It claims Tristan also suffered mental inju-riesŽ after being attacked by other patients, and by staffers who imposed corporal punishment. The suit was critical of the center hiring what it said was inexperienced workers, lack of training and high turnover.The final straw for the state this year was the death of a patient who repeatedly banged his head on the wall following an incident where a staff member ripped off a protective helmet hed been wearing.Prosecutors looked into the matter but decided not to file criminal charges.Another incident that aroused the state agencys attention was a June 2017 episode involving a resident who soiled himself after being denied permis-sion to use the bathroom. He was then reportedly knocked out of a chair and dragged to the bathroom.In April 2017, a resident was discovered with unexplained injuries and burns to the neck, chest and back. LAWSUITFrom Page A3Kurt Wegener, a senior lead mechanic of Firehawk Helicopters, inspects a UH-60 recently purchased by the company in one of the hangars of Firehawk helicopters. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … A man charged with pointing a gun at a terrified Walgreens worker to steal drugs was convicted Wednesday of armed robbery, aggravated assault and trafficking oxycodone. Circuit Judge Lawrence Semento ordered James M. Clark, 33, of Groveland to be held without bond until a presentence investigation can be completed in the June 2017 robbery. The pharmacist at the Groveland store said the man, later identified as Clark, walked up to the consulting window, put a bag on the counter with his left hand and a gun with his right and demanded that he give him every bottle of oxycodone and Oxycontin in the store. The employee said the robber began counting backward from 10 as he opened the safe. The arrest affidavit said the clerk came back with a few bottles and stated to the defendant that he has a kid. The defendant said he didnt care and that he was desperate.Ž Another employee said the robber yelled that he wanted all of the bottles. A customer at the drive-through window noticed that the employee was frightened, so he pulled around to the front of the store. When he saw the robber run, he chased him with his truck into a field. A short time later, a 911 call was placed to Ocoee police. The caller said his friend admitted robbing Walgreens, that the pills were outside his door and that the man had ingested some. Police took Clark to the hospital, where he admit-ted to the robbery. When cleared by the hospital, he showed law enforcement officers where he dumped the pills after fleeing from Walgreens. Police said he took 1,696 pills worth $2,746.Man convicted of robbing Walgreens for drugsClark

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 A5Feinstein declined to answer questions outside the hearing room, and other senators offices largely deferred to the ranking member. Demo-cratic senators on the panel met privately Wednesday evening and discussed the information, according to two Senate aides who were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly but spoke on condition of anonymity.The White House questioned the timing of Feinsteins move, calling it an th hour attempt to delay his confirmation.Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators including with Senator Feinstein sat through over 30 hours of testimony, addressed over 2,000 questions in a public setting and additional questions in a confidential session. Not until the eve of his confir-mation has Sen. Feinstein or anyone raised the spec-ter of new information about him, said Kerri Kupec, a White House spokesperson.Kupec added that the FBI has vetted Kavanaugh thoroughly and repeatedly during his career in government and the judiciary.Democrats dont have the votes to block Kavanaughs nomination, if Republicans hold unified, but are fighting it and decrying the process that Republicans used to compile his government records for review.At the committee Thursday, Republicans brushed aside a flurry of Democratic attempts to delay the consideration of Kavanaugh or subpoena more documents about his past work, sticking with a schedule that could see him confirmed by Oct. 1.Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut protested that the nomination will be tainted and stained by the unusual process for vetting the nominee.We lack the time. We lack the documents. He called it a badly broken process.Feinstein had sought a subpoena for documents from Kavanaughs time as Bushs staff secretary. She said senators should be able to see this record and wondered, What in Judge Kavanaughs records are Republicans hiding?The Republicans have declined to pursue Kava-naughs staff secretary documents, saying it would be too cumbersome. They rejected Feinsteins motion and several others, including motions to subpoena documents and witnesses and a motion to adjourn.Chairman Chuck Grassley set the panels vote on Kavanaugh for Sept. 20. SENATORFrom Page A1It was surreal. I had a 2-hour drive to think about it and all I kept thinking was that it wasnt really happening. It was like in a daze. I kept thinking of people telling me that when it comes to transplants, there are no guarantees until the organs are at the hospital, Green said.After tests and prepara-tions and after the lungs passed the tests that deemed them in good condition and suitable for Greens size and health requirements, she received the transplant. Exactly one month since the surgery, Green is recov-ering. Her weakened lung capacity, oxygen levels and heart rate are improv-ing and getting stronger every day.Green was discharged from the hospital on Aug. 31, but must remain in Jacksonville for physical therapy and specialized care for at least three months to minimize rejection of her new lungs.Beyond that, Greens life expectancy with this set of lungs is 5 to 7 years versus the day-to-day prognosis she faced before the transplant."I was facing death every day despite the fact I was on the transplant list. Any little infection, any little complication could have wiped me out, Green said. But this surgery, its a miracle. Its a second chance at life.Green said she is thank-ful to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national nonprofit charity that has helped her helping with fundraisers and with ways of gathering donations for transplant-related expenses.Shes appreciative of the staff and doctors at the Mayo Clinic for the surgery.Shes grateful to her sister Aarin Callaway, who put her career and family on hold to be her caretaker, and her boyfriend, Jason Wilkinson, and his 5-year-old son, Brendon.But most of all, shes thankful to the 15-year old teenager whose lungs she received and the teens family.Green said her doctor said they couldnt have asked for better lungs both health and size-wise. Since Green is petite and prone to infection, not every set of lungs would have been suitable. Green said she has spent many hours since her sur-gery contemplating her gratitude and hopes to be able to meet the family of the donor in person one day to express her thanks.I cant even put in in words how grateful I am for my donor and to the family. Its not an easy choice to donate a loved ones organs, but that this was a child must have made it even harder, Green said. But their selfless act gave me life and thats all I could think of when I came out of surgery.In fact, even though Green had never com-posed a bucket list, she has a few things on her second chance list, starting with singing along to as many songs on the radio as possi-ble now that she has enough breath to do so, traveling to see family and friends that shes been unable to visit due to working and her health and taking a road trip to Utah to see the Dinosaur National Monument with Wilkinson and Brendon. Green also wants to par-ticipate in a marathon for Cystic Fibrosis awareness and become involved in organ donation and Cystic Fibrosis awareness events to be able to help others in her shoes.Green said on a more realistic level, she is anx-ious just to get home to her everyday life, no matter how mundane.Its funny to think of cooking, cleaning or doing laundry and feel excited about getting home to do that, but I had gotten to the point where I couldnt and it was devastating, Green said.For now, however, Green said she plans to focus on her recovery and on possibly getting back to work to keep her insurance intact as medical bills start rolling in.Tamika Grubbs, a nurse of Greens helping COTA with fundraising efforts, said people can donate to help during the recovery process by visiting www.COTAforTeamJennieG. com.So far, $1,976 of a $70,000 goal has been raised.I never thought Id be to a point in my life where I would be asking strangers for money or feeling thankful for every breath I take, but I am appreciative for every dollar and happy for the chance to experience life for a while longer regardless of all the things Ill have to do differently to stay healthy, Green said. Theres no words I could honestly say other than thank you and whether these lungs give me days, weeks, months or years, its more than I would have had because we are now talking quality of life over quantity." LUNGFrom Page A1County Attorney Melanie Marsh told the commissioners that the state statutes which govern tour-ism dollars dont explicitly mention roads.It does include language that says if its not specifi-cally listed then we cant use it for that, Marsh said at the meeting.Even so, she suggested asking for the Attorney Generals opinion on the matter.Its become a tourism destination, but I would be hesitant to tell you you could use tourism money for that purpose, Marsh said.Commissioner Sean Parks made the motion to ask for the Attorney Generals opinion, and the motion was seconded by Campione.Campiones claim that Sugarloaf Mountain Road is popular with cyclists is well supported by Lakes cycling community.Scot Hartle, the former executive director of Cen-tral Florida cycling group the Florida Freewheelers, said the road has been pop-ular ever since it became suitable for biking.Weve used Sugarloaf basically since it was paved, Hartle said, adding that the Florida Freewheel-ers most popular event, the Horrible Hundred, has incorporated Sugarloaf since the 1980s.Sugarloaf Mountain Road is popular not just with cyclists in the area but with cyclists all over Florida, Hartle said. Its an attraction because of its difficulty.Hartle said that the Hor-rible Hundred on its own attracted people from all over the state, from other states and occasionally other countries.In an event that attracts 2,000 people, some 600 to 700 would generally be from out of town, he said.There are other groups using the road for events as well.In October, both Sommer Sports in Clermont and the Mount Dora Bicycle Festi-val will use Sugarloaf as part of a triathlon and the scene of a social endurance run, respectively.When the road is not playing host to an event, Hartle said it still gets plenty of use.I rarely go there where theres not a group of motorcyclists up there taking it all in, Hartle said. Its not a mountain in most peoples eyes, but its a view you cant get any-where else in the county.Hartle believes using tourism money to add shoulders to the road makes perfect sense.According to Hartle, who formerly served on a county advisory board which addressed roads and cyclists, shoulders provide more than just a bike path.They extend the length of time a road can go before needing new maintenance by giving cars more room to maneuver and putting less stress on the edges.Regardless of the opinion delivered by the Attorney General, the commission told Road Operations Divi-sion Manager Lori Koontz that they wanted to see Sugarloaf on the resurfac-ing list.County Manager Jeff Cole noted that the opinion may take some time to come back due to the upcoming election in November. SHOULDERSFrom Page A1

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A6 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comPresident rejects claim that nearly 3,000 died in hurricane last year, says its part of plot to make him look badBy Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last years Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look as bad as possible.ŽAs Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, the president picked a fresh fight over his administrations response to the Category 4 storm that smashed into the U.S. territory last September. Trump visited the island in early October to assess the situation amid widespread criticism over recovery efforts.When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,Ž Trump tweeted.He added: This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.ŽPuerto Ricos governor last month raised Marias official death toll from 64 to 2,975 after an indepen-dent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the swel-tering aftermath had been severely undercounted. Previous reports from the Puerto Rican government estimated the number was closer to 1,400.Trumps comments drew swift criticism from elected officials and residents of the island, where blackouts remain common, 60,000 homes still have makeshift roofs and 13 percent of munici-palities lack stable phone or internet service.Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a Facebook post in Spanish, The victims of Puerto Rico, and the people of Puerto Rico in general, do not deserve to be questioned about their pain.Ž Rossello said he left the analysis of the deaths in the hands of experts and accepted their estimate as the official death toll. I trust that this process was carried out properly,Ž he said. He also said he was waiting for Trump to respond to a petition to help Puerto Rico complete work on emergency hous-ing restoration programs and debris removal.San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz, a Democrat who has sparred with Trump, tweeted that Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him. NO IT IS NOT.Ž Trump: Dems in ated Puerto Rico death toll

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 A7By Jim Heintz and Jill LawlessThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see Englands famed Salisbury Cathe-dral but were turned back by slush and snow, then returned the next day and spent two hours explor-ing the beautifulŽ city.British officials had a more sinister explanation: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were highly trained military intelligence agents sent by the Kremlin to Salisbury to smear a deadly nerve agent on the front door of a former Russian spy.Petrov and Boshirov, both charged in absentia by Britain last week for trying to kill Sergei Skripal and his daugh-ter, Yulia, with the nerve agent Novichok, went on the Kremlin-funded RT satellite channel Thursday to proclaim their innocence, deny they were agents of the military intelligence service widely known as the GRU, and say they were merely tourists in the city southwest of London.Our friends had been suggesting for quite a long time that we visit this wonderful city,Ž Petrov said in the interview.They have a famous cathedral there,Ž Boshirov said, adding studiously: It is famous for its 123-meter spire.ŽJames Slack, spokes-man for British Prime Minister Theresa May, derided their claims as lies and blatant fabrications.ŽMore importantly, they are deeply offensive to the victims and loved ones of this hor-rific attack,Ž he said.Britain said the attack was almost certainly approved at a senior level of the Russian state,Ž an allegation that Moscow has vehemently denied.Skripal, a Russian military intelligence officer turned double agent for Britain, and his visiting daughter fell ill March 4 from what Britain says was a Soviet-developed nerve agent; an investigating police officer also was hospitalized for about three weeks. In June, two area residents who apparently came across a discarded vial that contained the poison fell ill, and one of them died.Britain identified the Russian suspects last week and released security-camera photos of them in Salisbury on March 3 and 4.The surprise TV appearance by Petrov and Boshirov came a day after President Vladimir Putin said Russian authorities know the identities of the two men but insisted that they were civilians and there is nothing criminalŽ about them. He urged to contact the media, and Petrov said he heard Putins statement on the radio and contacted Margarita Simonyan, RTs editorin-chief who conducted the interview.Petrov said that on their first trip to Salisbury, they were unable to make it from the train station to the cathedral „ about 800 meters (half a mile) „ because of snow and slush. Much of Brit-ain suffered such weather that day.The weather was better the next day, when the two were caught on camera at the Salisbury rail station at 11:48 a.m. Ten minutes later, another camera found them walking in the direction of Skripals house „ the opposite direction from the cathedral.They again were recorded in the center of town an hour later and were at the station by 1:50 p.m., two hours after arriving.We walked around, enjoying those beautiful English Gothic buildings,Ž Boshirov said. They got a flight back to Russia later that evening.The men, who appeared to be about 40, claimed they did not know who Skripal was or where he lived.Britain alleges the nerve agent used to poison the Skripals was carried in a perfume vial, which Boshirov dismissed by saying Dont you think its kind of stupid for two straight men to carry per-fume for ladies?ŽHe bristled when Simonyan asked why the two men spent so much time together.Lets not breach any-ones privacy. We came to you for protection, but this is turning into some sort of interrogation,Ž he said.They declined to give any other details about their lives, except to say they work in the nutritional supplements business.The whole situation is an incredible, fatal coin-cidence, and thats that,Ž Petrov said. What is our fault?ŽBoth men looked composed during the interview, but Boshirov said, We fear for our lives.ŽBoshirov did not react to the interviewers request to show the pictures they took on that trip, only saying that he found Salisbury Cathe-dral very beautiful.ŽJohn Glen, the Parliament member for Salisbury, offered a wry comment about the pairs visit to his town, tweeting: Delighted to see that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were able to see the worldclass attractions that Salisbury has to offer. But very strange to come all this way for just two days while carrying Novichok in their luggage.ŽRussian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists dropping from a peak of 140 mph earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a terrifying Category 4 to a 2.But North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: Dont relax, dont get complacent. Stay on guard. This is a powerful storm that can kill. Today the threat becomes a reality.ŽForecasters said that given the storms size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago, with floodwaters swamping homes and businesses and washing over industrial and farm waste sites.It truly is really about the whole size of this storm,Ž National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact „ and we have that.ŽSchools and businesses closed as far south as Geor-gia, airlines canceled about 1,200 flights and counting, and coastal towns in the Carolinas were largely emptied out.Around midday, Spanish moss blew sideways in the trees as the winds increased in Wilmington. Some of the few people still left in Nags Head on the Outer Banks took photos of angry waves topped with white froth. By early afternoon, utili-ties reported about 12,000 homes and businesses were already in the dark.Wilmington resident Julie Terrell was plenty concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hur-ricane shutters.On a scale of 1 to 10, Im probably a 7Ž in terms of worry, she said. Because its Mother Nature. You cant predict.ŽMore than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate over the past few days, and the homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.Duke Energy Co. said Florence could knock out electricity to threequarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storms after-math, it said.As of 2 p.m., Florence was centered about 110 miles southeast of Wilmington, its forward movement slowed to 10 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles.Scientists said it is too soon to say what role, if any, global warming played in the storm. But previous research has shown that the strongest hurricanes are getting wetter, more intense and intensifying faster because of human-caused climate change.Florences weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who worried that the storm could still be deadly.Frustrated after evacu-ating his beach home for a storm that was later downgraded, retired nurse Frederick Fisher grumbled in the lobby of a Wilming-ton hotel several miles inland.Against my better judgment, due to emotionalism, I evacuated,Ž said Fisher, 74. Ive got four cats inside the house. If I cant get back in a week, after a while they might turn on each other or trash the place.Ž FLORENCEFrom Page A1Waves crash under the Avalon Fishing Pier on Thursday in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. [GERRY BROOME/AP] 85W80W75W 25N 30N 40N 65W Center location 33.6 N, 76.0 W Maximum sustained wind 105 mph Movement NW at 10 mph Hurricane Watch Warning Tropical storm Watch Warning Data as of 2 p.m. EDT Thursday Source: nhc.noaa.gov GATEHOUSE MEDIAGulf of Mexico Atlantic Ocean8 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. Mon. 8 a.m. Tue. 2 p.m. Thu. 35N 8 a.m. Fri. 8 a.m. Sat. 8 a.m. Sun. Florences potential path

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A8 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MS AMJJA 2,840 2,880 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,904.18 Change: 15.26 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 MS AMJJA 25,720 25,960 26,200 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,145.99 Change: 147.07 (0.6%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1568 Declined 1211 New Highs 131 New Lows 73 Vol. (in mil.) 3,057 Pvs. Volume 3,223 2,241 2,272 1488 1392 133 62 NYSE NASDDOW 26191.64 26067.08 26145.99 +147.07 +0.57% +5.77% DOW Trans. 11577.43 11450.21 11462.27 -49.75 -0.43% +8.01% DOW Util. 741.98 731.97 741.96 +6.86 +0.93% +2.57% NYSE Comp. 13055.34 13000.72 13034.61 +44.51 +0.34% +1.76% NASDAQ 8037.51 7989.85 8013.71 +59.48 +0.75% +16.08% S&P 500 2906.76 2896.39 2904.18 +15.26 +0.53% +8.62% S&P 400 2044.36 2035.37 2039.23 +3.04 +0.15% +7.30% Wilshire 5000 30289.20 30179.92 30245.40 +128.34 +0.43% +8.82% Russell 2000 1722.62 1711.94 1714.32 -1.38 -0.08% +11.65% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Drugmakers and health insurers also rose.Apple changed course and rose a day after it intro-duced three new iPhone models and updates to the Apple Watch. Chipmakers recovered after a steep drop the day before.Stock indexes in Turkey and other emerging markets rose after the Turkish central bank raised interest rates sharply in response to the nations currency crisis.Technology stocks are edging higher after a four-day losing streak last week, their longest since April. Investors worried about the prospect of heavier regulation for companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet.That uncertainty comes right before a shift in the tech sector later this month. Companies including Facebook, Netflix and Alphabet, Googles parent company, will move into a new group called commu-nications services.ŽLindsey Bell, an invest-ment strategist with CFRA, said the changes could encourage investors to look at smaller technology companies that may have been overlooked compared to giants like Apple and Alphabet.Some of these software companies do have great potential, and I think theyve been underappreci-ated,Ž she said.The S&P 500 index gained 15.26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,904.18. The Dow Jones Industrial Aver-age rose 147.07 points, or 0.6 percent, to 26,145.99. Tech stocks lead rise on Wall Street A decade a er crisis, nancial system safer yet much still the sameThe Associated PressOn the brink of crumbling a decade ago, Americas financial system was saved by an extraor-dinary rescue that revived Wall Street and the economy yet did little for individuals who felt duped and left to suffer from the reckless bets of giant banking institutions.The government intervention shored up the banking system, allowed credit to flow freely again and helped set the economy on a path toward a painfully slow but lasting recov-ery from the Great Recession.In the process, though, millions endured job losses, foreclosures and a loss of finan-cial security and struggled to recover with little outside help. For many, faith in homeowner-ship, the financial markets and a government-provided security net never quite felt secure again.Even with the economy roaring this year, 62 percent of Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to an August survey by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.Still, by pretty much any measure, the picture was far bleaker a decade ago. Home prices had sunk, and mortgages were going unpaid. Layoffs had begun to spike. The tremors intensified as Lehman Brothers, a titan of Wall Street, surren-dered to bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008. Stock markets shuddered and then collapsed in a panic that U.S. government officials struggled to stop.Desperate, the government took steps never tried before. It flooded the economy with $1.5 trillion in stimulus over five years. To keep loan rates low, the Federal Reserve slashed its benchmark rate to a record-low near zero and bought trillions in Treasurys and mortgage bonds. Stricter rules, intended to prevent a future catastrophe, were passed.Stocks not only recovered; they soared. Unemployment plunged from 10 percent to the current 3.9 percent, near a 50-year low.The stock market gains, though, flowed mostly to the already affluent. Homeownership, the primary source of wealth for most American households, declined.And while risky mortgages are much less common, student debt has exploded. Anxiety persists as racial and political tensions have intensified in a nation that is increasingly diverse and cleft by a widening wealth gap.Ten years ago, American tax-payers had collectively rescued the nations biggest banks to the tune of $700 billion. The bailout triggered public anger and calls for the government to break up the nations biggest banks. It didnt. A decade later, the larg-est banks are even bigger than they were then. Whats changed?

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 A9 Like red tide, the push for more drilling near Floridas beaches is relentless and dangerous. The latest effort comes from the American Petroleum Institute in the form of a coalitionŽ called Explore Offshore. In a lame attempt to deflect criticism, the group claims that it wants merely to find out what oil and gas might be available in areas that currently are off-limits. Those areas include almost any site within 125 miles of Floridas coast on the Gulf of Mexico and anywhere off the coast on the Atlantic Ocean. Protection for the beaches on which Floridas tourism industry relies long has been one of the few bipartisan causes in this state. Yet the industry wont give up. Three weeks ago, Explore Offshore rolled out a campaign that presumes Floridians have short memories. Jeff Kottkamp is co-chairman in Florida for Explore Offshore. Kottkamp was Charlie Crists lieutenant governor in April 2010, when BPs Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off Louisiana. Yet Kottkamp claimed that no oil reached Florida. That statement would surprise residents of the Panhandle, where heavy oil arrived in late June. In an interview with the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Kottkamp tried to walk back that comment. We got some oil,Ž Kottkamp said, but the pictures in the coverage just made it look horrible.Ž For those directly affected, it was horrible. And to refresh Kottkamps memory, what remains the worlds largest accidental oil spill could have been catastrophic for much of Florida. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon explosion got to within 30 miles of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current. Explore Offshores campaign comes amid controversy about President Trumps plan to open almost all federal water to drilling and whether Florida would receive an exemption. In January, during a staged event in Tallahassee meant to look spontaneous, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Florida off the table.Ž We were suspicious of that pledge and remain so. Zinke held the event with Gov. Rick Scott, who is running against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott has favored expanded offshore drilling. Nelson sponsored the legislation that extended the 125-mile Gulf of Mexico ban until 2022. Heres more reason for suspicion. Politico reported last month that Zinke and Scott were careful to not say the entire Eastern Gulf, was off the tableŽ in January. There are some Republicans who are prepared to make a deal. Seventy-five miles is the expected buffer, but folks might be willing to throw it a little further.Ž Though Kottkamp maintains that he supports just an investigation of what oil might be accessible, Explore Offshores website gives away the groups goal. A fact sheet lists the supposed economic benefits over 20 years of increased oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately, at this point, opposition remains bipartisan. Democrat Nelson wants to extend the 125-mile limit until 2027. So does Floridas other senator, Republican Marco Rubio. The industry cites national security as a reason for expanded drilling. We believe Floridas security is the reason to say no. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-SentinelANOTHER OPINIONOnce again: No drilling near Florida ANOTHER OPINION CRC ballot proposals are inane Needless to say, I have been following the news reports regarding the inane proposals made by the Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) that are proposed to be on the ballot in November, including that which appeared in a recent Daily Commercial (Group Fights Ballot Proposals). Frankly, from day one when these proposals were made public, I determined to vote noŽ on each and everyone of them because of the disparity of subjects contained in each such proposal. The most inane example, of course, is Amendment 9 which joins a ban on off-shore drilling (maybe a good thing) with a ban on vaping or the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace. As to the first part, the state of Florida has little say in the development of and exploration for and the permissions needed to conduct off-shore drilling which is basically all up to the federal government So this is just a meaningless sop.Ž And so far as vaping in the workplace is concerned, does anyone with a really and truly thinking mind believe that such a ban should be written in stone in the seminal law of the State of Florida? I think not. As your report noted, A.G. Pam Bondis office responded to these challenges by suggesting that breaking each of these proposals down to their separate parts would result in ballot fatigueŽ, so they bundled them together with no rhyme or reason. How they can say that while keeping a straight face is beyond me. Does Ms. Bondi believe that we are all that gullible? I think she does. And she is an embarrassment to her profession and to her obligations to the people of the State of Florida. Give me ballot fatigueŽ every time! And in the meantime, she is willing to spend the tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars in attempting to defend the indefensible instead of recognizing her untenable position when, by doing so, it would cost the taxpayers nothing. How dumb is that? Daniel Andrews, The Villages Trump is, indeed, in way over his head In past national administrations „ Democrat and Republican „ the mission was first country, then party, then the individual. Now it is president first, then party and third, country. The sycophants are so fearful the ommander-in chief will say something negative about them personally or their candidacy, that they cower and let him destroy our environment. No protections for the air we breath, the water we drink or the products we purchase. Staffers past and present and federal and state investigators as well as resourceful journalist have all confirmed similar if not identical concerns about our president. There are national security concerns that he will do something irresponsible due to his oversized ego. That he is, as has been oft reported, child like, that although he thinks he is the smartest guy in the room he is far from it, that he is, indeed, in way over his head. And something we all have come to know: he is a pathological liar incapable of telling anything straight and just makes up s*&t. He is the Peter Principle in practice. So, both houses of Congress, his cabinet and White House staffers are building a wall around the president to protect him from his worst enemy: Donald J. Trump. Build that wall, build that wall, build that wall. The president is not frustrated as some have said he is, rather, he is in fear of hearing this campaign refrain: lock him up, lock him up, lock him up. Choice Edwards, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITORTheyve got to watch him every minute, deceive him, disobey him, control him through hook and crook, whatever it takes, and you know what I am talking about. Top people in the administration are busily thwarting what they see as the ignorant, narcissistic impulses of President Donald Trump. As much has been asserted in a Bob Woodward book and an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times. The thing is, there are lots of Democrats, including past presidents, whose need for surrounding watchdogs at least equal his, and look, in the meantime, at the good he has done. He is giving us judges who think the Constitution is not that bad after all. He is wiping out the Islamic State. He has also done an enormous favor for the country through a tax reform plan that has wondrously excited the economy. New jobs are opening up all over, and unemployment is way, way down. Stagnant wages? They are getting out of bed. Small-business confidence is the highest ever measured and consumer confidence is way up there, too. Manufacturers are suddenly manufacturing like crazy, but theyre desperate for more skilled workers and Trump has a training plan. Median family income is starting to look American again, and former President Barack Obama says excuse me as he takes the credit for all of this. Keep the laughter down, please. What he did with higher taxes and a record number of major regulations was to put handcuffs and a chain and ball on the economy, giving us the slowest recovery since World War II, and what Trump did was unlock those handcuffs and hack that chain in half. Of course, he would not have had to if Obama had been more carefully kept in check by prideful, nervously alert aides and top officials. Maybe, if shrewd and sufficiently dishonest, they could also have kept him from a unilaterally executed Clean Power Plan that would have unconstitutionally wiped out state laws. Perhaps they would have prevented his spying on reporters and threatening them with jail while his administration also set a record for denying complete access to requested government material under the Freedom of Information Act. Possibly they could have waltzed him away from rotten international deals that should have been treaties requiring congressional approval. Obama is smart, charming and sophisticated, but also the kind of New Age thinker believing you can trust evil not to be evil and then open doors for the Islamic State, for instance, or make a reckless bargain on nuclear weapons with Iran. But wait, I do not really believe its OK to unconstitutionally and regularly undermine presidential decisions. Talk back, fight back, but do it to his face. If all of that does not work and you think Trump is unfit for office, resign and say so publicly, or get together with others to try the 25th Amendment that would still require a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate to keep Trump out of power You might also consider that, while Trumps semiliterate tweets, blather and low-life past are frightening, it hardly means no other president ever made worse mistakes. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for instance, put American citizens in internment camps because of their national origins and turned his back on Jews seeking asylum from Hitler. You could also research Woodrow Wilsons assaults on free speech. Moving to the present, you might want to look at the Democrats and their childish, rude play during Senate hearings on a new Supreme Court justice. Of course, in addition to possible cheaters in Trumps inner circle, we have other officials in the Justice Department and intelligence agencies who seem to have skirted the law in their efforts to get him impeached. This could be worse for the nation than Russian collusion. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at speaktojay@aol.com.ANOTHER OPINIONControlling presidents with in-house watchdogs OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Jay AmbroseHAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. 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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com IN SATURDAYS E-EDITIONCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREVIEWFor our loyal subscribers, 8 pages of additional coverage to get you ready for game day. Eustis plays Tavares in Golden Triangle rivalry gameBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comOne thing is certain about high school football teams in the Golden Triangle: There are always lots of rivals.Five schools with football teams „ Tavares, Eustis, Mount Dora, Mount Dora Christian Academy and Uma-tilla „ reside in the Golden Triangle area of Lake County. Four square off annually on the gridiron.MDCA doesnt participate ƒ not yet. For now, it plays local schools in basketball, baseball, softball and other sports, but there are signs the Bulldogs are giving serious thought about trying to kick-start a football rivalry with Mount Dora.Nonetheless, it seems like there is a Golden Triangle rivalry football game on the schedule every week.This week is no different with Eustis and Tavares set to renew their annual rivalry at Dr. Argin A. Boggus Stadium in Tavares today at 7 p.m. Tavares enters the game with 2-1 record after a 37-0 win last week against Umatilla, while Eustis is 1-2 following a 45-6 loss to Ocala Lake Weir.Like many rivalries, records mean little when the Panthers and Bulldogs meet. Since 2004, Eustis has won 10 of 14 meetings, including the past three. The Panthers won five in a row from 2005 though 2009, while Tavares mustered a two-game win-ning streak in 2010 and 2011.Eustis won last years game 29-26, while Tavares last win was a 42-21 victory in 2014.It marks the Panthers second rivalry game of the season, following a 62-26 win against Leesburg in Week 2. Its Tavares second game against a neighboring Its neighbor vs. neighborTavares Brian Davis (18) stiff-arms a Umatilla defender last week in Umatilla. Tavares hosts Eustis in a rivalry game today at 7 p.m. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Dave HydeTribune News ServiceHello, Miami, Florida and Florida State? The top 20 misses you. And needs you. Like, really needs you when the loudest college football stories in September are Alabama coach Nick Saban berating a postgame sideline interviewer and Ohio States Urban Meyer lost in a scandal. Saturday is coming, and I dont know what to tell everyone connecting the dots from unfortunate starts in Miami, Florida and Florida State to wondering where the Big Three will land moving forward. Dont get me wrong: Its too early to say any season wont recover. But its already late enough to be concerned. Miami was run off the field by Louisiana State in disturbingly similar fashion to the final three, deflating games last year. Florida, under new coach Dan Mullen, lost to Kentucky at home for the first time in 32 meetings. Florida State, starting the Willie Taggart era, couldnt compete COMMENTARYCan states Big 3 get their act together?By Rob MaaddiThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIA „ A sur-prising first half and a surge in early August had the Philadel-phia Phillies in prime position to reach the postseason. Then they fell apart.Since completing a fourgame sweep over the Miami Marlins on Aug. 5, the Phillies (74-71) are 11-23 and 0-10-1 in those series. They went from 1 games ahead of Atlanta in the NL East to 7 games behind with only 17 games to play.Philadelphia was only one game behind the Cubs for best record in the National League before the tailspin began. Now, finishing with a winning mark will be a challenge.Manager Gabe Kaplers positive approach hasnt wavered, but even he cant find a way to sugarcoat this collapse.Theres no question that we can play better baseball,Ž Kapler said. We are more tal-ented and more prepared than the outcomes that were get-ting, the losses weve racked up recently.Ž So, what happened?Its not one thing,Ž Kapler Phillies collapse result of several factorsPhiladelphia Phillies Rhys Hoskins tosses his helmet after popfouling out against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, on Wednesday in Philadelphia. [AP PHOTO/MATT SLOCUM] See PHILLIES, B4 See HYDE, B4 See NEIGHBOR, B4FA-Leesburg bounces back from rst loss with winBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ First Academy of Leesburg volleyball coach Viviana Perez was all smiles after Thursdays match against Mount Dora Christian Academy. For a variety of reasons.The biggest mightve been the fact the Eagles beat MDCA, one of their biggest rivals, 3-0 after suffering their first loss of the season on Tuesday against Winter Garden Foundation.But the most satisfying was seeing how well her young team responded after the adversity of losing.Scores were 25-17, 25-21, 25-21.We were motivated for this match,Ž said Perez as she watched her team celebrate at First Academys Family Life Center. MDCA has always been a rival to us and they always play us very tough. When we lost Tuesday, we didnt have our full squad. Emma Rome was not avail-able, but she was able to play against MDCA, so it was a big to have everyone able to play.Tuesday was a rough night, so I was really happy and proud of the way these girls bounced back and played like a family.ŽThe Eagles started slowly, struggling at times with oncourt communication and timing. Nonetheless, First Academy took an early lead in the first set and steadily built on its advantage, leading by as many as 11 points on two occasions.Despite having to rely more on finesse and ball movement, than the power game the Eagles had, MDCA battled throughout and managed a late rally to slice First Academys advantage to 23-17. However, a side out by the Bulldogs gave the ball back to the Eagles with a 24-17 lead and sophomore Kali Walker served up an ace to win the set.Weve been a slow starting team all season,Ž Perez said. Probably because were so young. It just takes us a little while to find our rhythm.ŽIn the opener, Walker led the Eagles with five kills from the left side, followed by Rome with two from the middle.The second set was more competitive, with the Bull-dogs doing a better job at the net of trying to counter First Academys power advantage with Walker, Rome and Caro-line Culbreath with aggressive defense at the net. Jenna Sees and Emily Fleming frustrated the Eagles enough to keep the set close. In fact, the Bulldogs had multiple opportunities to force a tie midway through the set, but were unable to come up with a big play.Back-to-back kills by Walker gave First Academy some breathing room with a 17-13 lead. A touch kill just over the Bulldogs defense by Culbreath gave the Eagles a commanding 2-0 lead. MDCA led for the early half of the third set before the Eagles roared back to take a brief 14-13 advantage. The Bulldogs responded with a scoring run and a kill by Emma Tabb gave MDCA a 19-16 lead.Strong reboundFirst Academy of Leesburgs Kali Walker (5) slams the ball over the net during a game against Mount Dora Christian Academy, on Thursday in Leesburg. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See STRONG, B4

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B2 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial. 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 2 Thursdays GameBaltimore at Cincinnati, lateSunday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s GameSeattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll times EasternSaturdays GamesNo. 1 Alabama at Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 2 Clemson vs. Georgia Southern, noon No. 3 Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee, noon No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Texas Christian 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, ccd. No. 14 West Virginia at NC State, ccd. No. 16 Mississippi State vs. LouisianaLafayette, 7:30 p.m. No. 17 Boise State at No. 24 Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Central Florida at North Carolina, ccd. No. 19 Michigan vs. SMU, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Oregon vs. San Jose State, 5 p.m. No. 21 Miami at Toledo, noon No. 22 Southern Cal at Texas, 8 p.m. No. 23 Arizona State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.RESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 4 Thursdays Games SOUTHCharlotte 28, Old Dominion 25 St. Francis (Pa.) (1-1) vs. Richmond (1-1) at Loretto, Pa., late Boston College (2-0) at Wake Forest (2-0), late Robert Morris (0-1) at James Madison (1-1), late Guilford (1-0) at Davidson (2-0), lateFAR WESTTennessee Tech (0-2) at Utah St. (1-1), late Todays Games SOUTHETSU (1-1) at VMI (0-2), 2:30 p.m. W. Carolina (1-0) at Gardner-Webb (1-1), 6 p.m. Georgia St. (1-1) at Memphis (1-1), 7 p.m.FAR WESTBrown (0-0) at Cal Poly (0-2), 10:05 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -235 Cincinnati +215 at Philadelphia -170 Miami +158 Washington -143 at Atlanta +133 at Milwaukee -140 Pittsburgh +130 Los Angeles -128 at St. Louis +118 Colorado -139 at San Francisco +129American Leagueat Baltimore -107 Chicago -103 at New York -265 Toronto +235 at Tampa Bay Off Oakland Off at Cleveland -190 Detroit +175 Minnesota -132 at Kansas City +122 at Los Angeles Off Seattle OffInterleagueat Boston -145 N.Y. Mets +135 at Houston -170 Arizona +158 at San Diego -120 Texas +110COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Memphis 23 28 61 Georgia St.Saturdayat Tennessee 27 31 47 UTEP at Indiana 18 14 58 Ball St. at Maryland 11 17 55 Temple at FIU 4 4 62 UMass Miami 8 10 57 at Toledo at Army 4 6 62 Hawaii at Penn State 37 34 64 Kent St. Florida State 2 3 68 at Syracuse Oklahoma 13 18 55 at Iowa St. at Nebraska 7 10 57 Troy at Kansas 4 3 44 Rutgers Georgia Tech 3 4 55 at Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 14 13 52 Vanderbilt Virginia 5 3 53 Ohio at Michigan 30 35 53 SMU at Oklahoma St. 4 2 64 Boise St. at Wisconsin 24 22 46 BYU at Minnesota 14 12 46 Miami (OH) at Auburn 8 10 44 LSU South Florida 8 10 59 Illinois at No. Illinois 14 14 45 Cent. Mich. at Clemson 36 33 47 Ga. Southern New Mexico 7 4 58 at NMSU Tulane 1 4 57 at UAB at Baylor +4 6 49 Duke at Florida 17 19 58 Colorado St. Houston +1 1 69 at Texas Tech at Kansas St. 21 21 46 UTSA at Arkansas 5 6 68 North Texas at Oregon 39 41 67 San Jose St. at Buffalo 3 3 54 E. Michigan at Nevada 7 3 69 Oregon St. Alabama 22 21 71 at Mississippi Arkansas St. 1 1 72 at Tulsa at So. Alabama 10 10 49 TexasState at Georgia 32 32 54 Middle Tenn. Missouri 7 6 65 at Purdue at Northwstrn 22 21 44 Akron at Miss. St. 32 32 64 ULL at Texas A&M 27 26 68 ULM at Louisville 19 23 57 W. Kentucky at Texas 3 3 47 Southern Cal. Ohio State 8 12 59 TCU Washington 5 4 47 at Utah Fresno St. Pk 2 49 at UCLA Arizona St 1 5 48 at S.D. StateNFL SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Washington 3 6 48 Indianapolis at Atlanta 4 6 44 Carolina at Green Bay 3 Off Off Minnesota L.A. Chargers 7 7 42 at Buffalo Houston 2 2 44 at Tennessee at Pittsburgh 4 4 53 Kansas City at N.Y. Jets Pk 3 43 Miami Philadelphia 3 3 44 at TampaBay at New Orleans 7 9 49 Cleveland at L.A. Rams 8 13 45 Arizona at San Fran. 3 6 47 Detroit at Jacksonville Pk Pk 45 New England at Denver 3 6 45 Oakland at Dallas 5 3 42 N.Y. GiantsMondayat Chicago 3 3 43 Seattle Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueHOUSTON ASTROS „ Promoted Brandon Taubman to assistant general manager. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Reinstated LHP Brett Anderson from the 10-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Announced the extension of the Player Development Contract with Tacoma (PCL) through the 2022 season.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated LHP Jake Fisher. Placed RHP Lorenzo Barcelo on the inactive list.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Exercised the 2019 contract options on RHPs Zach Arneson, Vic Black, Dylan Brammer, Vin Mazzaro, Pete Perez, Ricky Schafer and Matt Vogel; LHPs Yasmany Hernandez and Jose Velez; Cs Andy Mocahbee and Kevin Torres; INFs Rony Cabrera, Danny Canela, Taylor Oldham, Seth Spivey and Carlos Truinfel; OFs David Harris, Jordan Hinshaw, Connor Hofmann and Nolan Meadows. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Exercised the 2019 contract options on RHPs Max Biedrzycki, Justin Brantley, Nick Kennedy, Thomas Lawrence, Josh McClain, Frank Moscatiello, David Palladino and Chris Pennell; LHP Brad Schaenzer; C Jason Agresti; INFs Mikael Mogues, Cody Regis and JC Rodriguez; OFs Kevin Krause, Mike Montville and Reggie Wilson.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueINDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Signed OT Will Holden to the practice squad. Released RB Jeremy McNichols from the practice squad. Waived TE Erik Swoope. Activated DT Jihad Ward from the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Signed DTs Johnathan Hankins and Clinton McDonald. Placed DT Justin Ellis on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Suspended Nashville F Austin Watson for the entire preseason and “ rst 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. DALLAS STARS „ Signed C Tyler Seguin to an eight-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season. Signed D Ben Gleason to a three-year, entry-level contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Activated F Robby Fabbri off injured reserve. SAN JOSE SHARKS „ Acquired D Erik Karlsson and F Francis Perron from Ottawa for a 2019 or 2020 “ rst-round draft pick; a 2019 secondround draft pick; F Chris Tierney, Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers; D Dylan DeMelo and two conditional draft picks.SOCCERMajor Soccer LeagueFC DALLAS „ Promoted Luiz Muzzi to vice president of soccer operations. Announced the resignation of technical director Fernando Clavijo. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION „ Signed F-M Guillermo Hauche.COLLEGESGUILFORD „ Named Marty Owens director of cross country and track and “ eld. HAMILTON „ Named Nanyamka Moore womens assistant basketball coach. SAINT JOSEPHS „ Named Xaviar Dantzler athletics equipment manager. GOLF LPGA TOURTHE EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIPThursdays leaders at Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France Purse: $3.85 million. Yardage: 6,523; Par: 71 (a-denotes amateur)First RoundMaria Torres 34-31„65 Carlota Ciganda 32-33„65 Austin Ernst 34-32„66 So Yeon Ryu 33-34„67 Nasa Hataoka 32-35„67 Brooke M. Henderson 35-32„67 Eun-Hee Ji 31-37„68 Inbee Park 34-34„68 Georgia Hall 32-36„68 Caroline Masson 35-33„68 Katherine Kirk 33-35„68 Ally McDonald 33-35„68 Mi Hyang Lee 32-36„68 In Gee Chun 33-35„68 Mo Martin 34-34„68 Ryann OToole 34-34„68 Marina Alex 33-36„69 Sei Young Kim 32-37„69 Jessica Korda 35-34„69 Bronte Law 33-36„69 Dani Holmqvist 34-35„69 Wei-Ling Hsu 34-35„69 Gaby Lopez 33-36„69 Jennifer Song 34-35„69 Jane Park 33-36„69 Amy Olson 35-34„69 a-Rachel Heck 34-36„70 Emma Talley 34-36„70 Morgan Pressel 37-33„70 Chella Choi 34-36„70 Amy Yang 33-37„70 Jeong Eun Lee 37-33„70 Jenny Shin 34-36„70 Celine Boutier 33-37„70 Ariya Jutanugarn 36-35„71 Azahara Munoz 35-36„71 Hyo Joo Kim 34-37„71 Brittany Lang 34-37„71 Anna Nordqvist 36-35„71 Lexi Thompson 33-38„71 Robynn Ree 36-36„72 Lindy Duncan 37-35„72 Charley Hull 36-36„72 Pernilla Lindberg 35-37„72 Lydia Ko 35-37„72 Sandra Gal 36-36„72 Jaye Marie Green 38-34„72 Brianna Do 36-36„72 Nelly Korda 35-37„72 Angela Stanford 33-39„72 Minjee Lee 38-34„72 Anne Van Dam 35-37„72 Jeongeun Lee6 37-35„72 Haeji Kang 37-35„72 Mariajo Uribe 38-34„72 Thidapa Suwannapura 34-39„73 Jin Young Ko 39-34„73 Brittany Lincicome 37-36„73 Brittany Altomare 35-38„73 Klara Spilkova 36-37„73 Kris Tamulis 36-37„73 Sandra Changkija 38-35„73 Karolin Lampert 36-37„73 Shanshan Feng 36-37„73 Moriya Jutanugarn 36-37„73 Sarah Jane Smith 36-37„73 Alena Sharp 33-40„73 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 33-40„73 Daniela Darquea 37-36„73 Brittany Marchand 37-37„74 Paula Creamer 38-36„74 Ayako Uehara 34-40„74 Mariah Stackhouse 35-39„74 Laura Davies 38-36„74 Aditi Ashok 36-38„74 Lee-Anne Pace 35-39„74 Sarah Kemp 35-39„74 Sakura Yokomine 37-38„75 Camille Chevalier 37-38„75 Lauren Coughlin 36-39„75 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 35-40„75 Lizette Salas 36-39„75 Ashleigh Buhai 38-37„75 a-Albane Valenzuela 37-38„75 Wichanee Meechai 39-36„75 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit 38-37„75 Mina Harigae 36-39„75 a-Alana Uriell 35-41„76 Angel Yin 38-38„76 Megan Khang 38-38„76 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 40-36„76 Pornanong Phatlum 39-37„76 Astrid Vayson de Pradenne 39-37„76 Peiyun Chien 35-41„76 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 39-37„76 Yu Liu 39-37„76 Christina Kim 37-40„77 Benyapa Niphatsophon 37-40„77 Celine Herbin 38-39„77 Sung Hyun Park 39-38„77 Danielle Kang 37-40„77 Beatriz Recari 41-36„77 Madelene Sagstrom 40-37„77 Mi Jung Hur 38-39„77 Natalie Gulbis 35-42„77 Caroline Hedwall 35-42„77 Catriona Matthew 37-40„77 Jacqui Concolino 38-39„77 Hannah Green 38-39„77 Meghan MacLaren 39-38„77 Caroline Inglis 37-40„77 Cristie Kerr 40-38„78 a-Hae-Ran Ryu 40-38„78 Tiffany Joh 37-41„78 Nicole Broch Larsen 35-44„79 Cydney Clanton 38-41„79 Hee Young Park 40-39„79 Su Oh 36-43„79 Mirim Lee 40-39„79 Annie Park 41-41„82EUROPEAN TOURKLM OPENThursdays leaders at The Dutch, Spijk, The Netherlands Purse: $2.09 million. Yardage: 6,983; Par: 71First RoundAshun Wu, China 64 Chris Wood, England 65 Jordan Smith, England 66 Eddie Pepperell, England 66 Ashley Chesters, England 66 Nino Bertasio, Italy 66 Bradley Neil, Scotland 66 Renato Paratore, Italy 66 Andrea Pavan, Italy 66 Kevin Stadler, United States 66 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 66 Matthew Southgate, England 66 Aaron Rai, England 66 Benjamin Hebert, France 66 Jason Scrivener, Australia 66AlsoPaul Peterson, United States 68 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 68 Chase Koepka, United States 69 Martin Kaymer, Germany 70 Daniel Im, United States 72 David Lipsky, United States 80UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternWEB.COM TOUR ALBERTSONS BOISE OPENSite: Boise, Idaho. Course: Hillcrest CC. Yardage: 6,880. Par: 71. Purse: $1 million. Winners share: $180,000. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Chesson Hadley. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Last tournament: Kramer Hickok won the DAP Championship. Notes: Im has been atop the Web.com Tour money list for 25 consecutive weeks dating to the “ rst tournament of the year, a record. ... This is the third of four Web.com Tour Finals events with a special money list that offers 25 cards for the PGA Tour next year. The top 25 from the regular season already have cards for next season. ... Hickok lived with Jordan Spieth until a few weeks ago when he had to move out ahead of Speiths wedding in a few months. ... Among those who already secured card through the Finals are Hunter Mahan, Max Homa and Sam Reeves. Next week: Web.com Tour Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS THE ALLY CHALLENGESite: Grand Blanc, Mich. Course: Warwick Hills GC. Yardage: 7,127. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Today-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: New tournament. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez. Last tournament: Scott McCarron won the Shaw Charity Classic. Notes: Golf returns to Warwick Hills, longtime host of the defunct Buick Open until it lost sponsorship during the economic downturn a decade ago. Tiger Woods won the last edition of the event in 2009. ... Vijay Singh is a three-time winner at Warwick Hills. Kenny Perry won twice. Both are in the “ eld, along with eight other players who won the Buick Open, including Fred Couples and Scott Verplank. ... Jimenez is the sixth player to lead the Charles Schwab Cup race this year. ... Six players at 55 or older have won individual tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions this year. Next week: Sanford International. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTERN ENERGY CUP SOUTH POINT 400Site: Las Vegas Schedule: Today, practice, 2:05 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 1 & 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 3 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps. Last race: Brad Keselowski picked up his second straight win in Indianapolis. Fast facts: Kyle Busch won the regular season title following the second stage at the Brickyard on Monday. The title earned Busch a 15-point bonus as the postseason starts Sunday in the desert. ...Martin Truex Jr. won the regular season a year ago and went on to take home his “ rst Cup championship. ...Keselowski moved up to the fourth in playoff positioning after his back-to-back wins. ...Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman sneaked in as the last two drivers in the 16-car postseason “ eld. Next race: Federated Auto Parts 400, Sept. 22, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY DC SOLAR 300Site: Las Vegas Schedule: Today, practice, 3:05 & 5:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 2:10 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 5 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps. Last race: Justin Allgaier won for the “ fth time this season. Fast facts: The series will set its playoff “ eld after Saturdays race. Allgaier will be the favorite after taking those “ ve checkered ” ags, with Christopher Bell (four victories) close behind. ...Tyler Reddick, like Bell a rookie, enters this weekend in third. ...Although Dale Earnhardt Jr. has retired from full-time racing, he will make a one-off start for JR Motorsports next weekend at Richmond. Earnhardt said itll be his only race of 2018, adding that it might be the last of his career. Next race: Go Bowling 250, Sept. 21, Richmond Raceway. Online: www.nascar.comVERIZON INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF SONOMASite: Sonoma, California. Schedule: Today, practice, 8 a.m., practice, 12 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 8 a.m., practice, 12 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 12:30 p.m., NBCSN Track: Sonoma Raceway (road, 2.385 miles). Race distance: 202.7 miles, 85 laps. Last year: Simon Pagenaud closed 2017 with a win. But Josef Newgarden clinched his “ rst series title by “ nishing second. Last race: Takuma Sato won at Portland. Fast facts: Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Will Power and Josef Newgarden are the last four drivers left who are eligible to win the series title. Dixon is a four-time series winner. Power and Newgarden each have one title to their credit, while Rossi is seeking his “ rst championship. ... Dixon leads Rossi by 29 points and Power and Newgarden by 81 apiece. Even with a maximum of 104 points available, the championship will likely be won by either Dixon or Rossi barring disaster. ...Dixon also won at Sonoma in 2007, 2014 and 2015. Online: www.indycar.comFORMULA ONE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIXSite: Singapore Schedule: Today, practice, 4:30 a.m. (ESPNU), practice, 8:30 a.m. (ESPN2); Saturday, practice, 6 a.m. (ESPN2), qualifying, 9 a.m. (ESPN2); Sunday, race, 8:10 a.m., ESPN2. Track: Marina Bay Street Circuit (3.14 miles) Race distance: 191.8 miles, 61 laps Last year: Lewis Hamilton won his third race in row despite starting fourth. Last race: Hamilton took “ rst in Italy, making in three wins out of four. Fast facts: The Marina Bay Circuit was “ rst launched 10 years ago as a street track with Singapores skyline as its backdrop. It features 23 corners. ...Marina Bays debut race back in 2008 was also the “ rst night race in F1 history. ...Hamilton has a 30-point lead over Ferraris Sebastien Vettel. Kimi Rikknen is third, followed by Valtteri Bottas. ...Mercedes leads Ferrari by 25 points in the constructor standings. Next race: Russian Grand Prix, Sept. 30, Sochi Autodrome, Sochi, Russia. Online: www.formula1.comNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING DODGE NATIONALSSite: Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Schedule: Today, qualifying, 2 & 5 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 & 5 p.m.; Sunday, “ nals, 3:45 p.m. Track: Maple Grove Raceway Last year: Brittany Force took “ rst in Top Fuel. Last race: Terry McMillen led the way in Top Fuel in Indianapolis. Fast facts: Ron Capps (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won last year in Pennsylvania. ..Steve Torrence is in “ rst place in Top Fuel, followed by Clay Millican, Tony Schumacher and Leah Pritchett. ...Courtney Force leads the Funny Car standings. Tanner Gray is “ rst in Pro Stock and Krawiec has a 20-point edge over Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Next race: Midwest Nationals, Sept. 21-23, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Online: www.nhra.com TENNIS WTA TOURCOUPE BANQUE NATIONALEThursday at Universite Laval-PEPS, Quebec City Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-IndoorWomens Singles Second RoundJessica Pegula, United States, def. Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Petra Martic (2), Croatia, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-0, 6-2.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsDarija Jurak, Croatia, and Xenia Knoll (2), Switzerland, def. Sophie Chang and Alexandra Mueller, United States, 6-4, 6-2. Desirae Krayczyk, United States, and Giuliana Olmos (3), Mexico, def. Christina McHale, United States, and Galina Voskoboeva, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-4. Asia Muhammad and Maria Sanchez, United States, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, and Michaella Krajicek, Netherlands, 7-5, 7-6 (5).WEDNESDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles First RoundPetra Martic (2), Croatia, def. Naomi Broady, Britain, 6-1, 6-1. Soria Kenin (5), United States, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 6-3, 6-4.Second RoundPauline Parmentier (8), France, def. Christina McHale, United States, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Monica Puig (3), Puerto Rico, def. Madison Brengle, United States, 7-5, 3-0, retirement. Heather Watson, Britain, def. Leylah Fernandez, Canada, 6-4, 7-5. Varvara Lepchenko, United States, def. Marie Bouzkova, Czech Republic, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.Womens Doubles First RoundChristina McHale, United States, and Galina Voskoboeva, def. Beatrice Gumulya, India, and Ana Veselinovic, Montenegro, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-7. Desirae Krayczyk, United States, and Giuliana Olmos (3), Mexico, def. Pei Hsuan Chen and Fang-Hsien Wu, Taiwan, 6-3, 6-1.Second RoundNatela Dzalamidze and Veronika Kudermetova (4), Russia, def. Naomi Broady, Britain, and Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 2-6, 6-4, 10-7. PRO BASKETBALL WNBA PLAYOFFSAll times Eastern FINALS SEATTLE 3, WASHINGTON 0 (Best-of-5)Sept. 7: Seattle 89, Washington 76 Sept. 9: Seattle 75, Washington 73 Wednesday: Seattle 98, Washington 82 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 D.C. United 9 11 7 34 45 45 New England 8 10 9 33 40 42 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 16 2 29 39 54 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 tieWednesdays GameD.C. United 2, Minnesota United 1Saturday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.Wednesday, Sept. 19Columbus at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Atlanta United FC at San Jose, 11 p.m. Philadelphia at Seattle, 11 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 22San Jose at Los Angeles FC, 3:30 p.m. Toronto FC at New York Red Bulls, 5 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Atlanta United FC, 7 p.m. Chicago at New England, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. New York City FC at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota United, 8 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 3, 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 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m.AUTO RACING 8:25 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, practice 2 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, South Point 400, practice, at Las Vegas 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, DC Solar 300, practice, at Las Vegas 4 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, practice, at Sonoma, Calif. (sameday tape) 5 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, DC Solar 300, “ nal practice, at Las Vegas 6 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, World of Westgate 200, qualifying, at Las Vegas NBCSN „ IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, practice, at Sonoma, Calif. 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, South Point 400, qualifying, at Las Vegas 9 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, World of Westgate 200, at Las Vegas BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN „ Jose Ramirez vs. Antonio Orozco, for Ramirez's WBC junior welterweight title, at Fresno, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ Georgia St. at Memphis CYCLING 11 p.m. NBCSN „ Vuelta a Espaa, Stage 19, from Lleida to Andorra, Spain (same-day tape) DRAG RACING 7 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Dodge Nationals, qualifying, at Mohnton, Pa. (same-day tape) EQUESTRIAN 9 p.m. NBCSN „ FEI World Equestrian Games, Dressage, at Mill Spring, N.C. (same-day tape) GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, The Evian Championship, second round, at Evianles-Bains, France 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, The Evian Championship, second round, at Evianles-Bains, France 12:30 p.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, KLM Open, second round, at Spijk, Netherlands 3 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, The Ally Challenge, “ rst round, at Grand Blanc, Mich. 6 p.m. GOLF „ Web.com Tour, Albertsons Boise Open, second round, at Boise, Idaho 10 p.m. GOLF „ Asian Tour, Shinhan Donghae Open, third round, at Inchon, South Korea MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. SUN „ Oakland at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Miami at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Washington at Atlanta OR N.Y. Mets at Boston (7 p.m.) ROWING 10 p.m. NBCSN „ FISA World Championships, at Plovdiv, Bulgaria (same-day tape) SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Dortmund vs. EintrachtSPORTS ON TVBOYS GOLFWindermere 140, Lake Minneola 173Trenton Waters shot a 6-over par score of 41 to lead Lake Minneola in a loss to Windermere on Thursday at Sanctuary Ridge.Windermere got a 2-under 33 from Logan Jerrells and had two other golfers shoot par in the win. Lake Minneola falls to 5-4 and plays East Ridge on Tuesday at Kings Ridge. Windermere improves to 5-0.BOYS BOWLINGTavares 3, Eustis 1Robert Smith had a high game of 224 to lead Tavares past Eustis on Thursday. Andrew Filippini led Eustis with a 175.GIRLS BOWLINGSouth Lake 3, Mount Dora Christian 0Abby Barron rolled a 152 to lead South Lake to a win on Thursday at Triangle Lanes.Amber Tulloch had a high score of 155 for Mount Dora Christian Academy.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP By Graham DunbarThe Associated PressEVIAN-LES-BAINS, France „ Aiming to styl-ishly cap a rookie season that Hurricane Maria almost denied her, Maria Torres shared the first-round lead on 6 under at the final womens golf major Thursday.Torres, the first Puerto Rican player to get an LPGA Tour card, went birdie-birdieeagle from the 13th to 15th holes in a 65 that tied her atop the Evian Championship leaderboard with Carlota Ciganda of Spain. Carefree laughs flowed from the 184th-ranked Torres, who last September was on her home island when the hurricane struck. Torres, Ciganda share Evian lead

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 B3 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 3STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. Eustis at Tavares Lake Minneola at Hagerty Ocala Christian at MDCA FA-Leesburg at St. Edwards FSU at Syracuse LSU at Auburn USC at Texas Miami at N.Y. Jets Philadelphia at Tampa Bay N. England at Jacksonville Last Week Overall Eustis Minneola MDCA FAL Syracuse Auburn Texas Jets Tampa Bay Jacksonville 4-6 11-9 Eustis Minneola MDCA FAL Syracuse Auburn USC JetsPhiladelphiaJacksonville 7-3 13-7 Eustis Minneola MDCA FAL FSU Auburn USC JetsPhiladelphiaN. England 3-7 10-10 Eustis Minneola MDCA FAL FSU LSU USC JetsPhiladelphiaN. England 3-7 7-13 Eustis Minneola MDCA St. Edwards Syracuse LSU USC JetsPhiladelphiaN. England 3-7 9-11 Eustis Minneola MDCA FAL Syracuse Auburn Texas MiamiPhiladelphiaN. England 4-6 11-9 Eustis Minneola MDCA St. Edwards FSU LSU USC JetsPhiladelphiaN. England 2-8 8-12 Eustis Minneola MDCA St. Edwards Syracuse Auburn Texas Jets Tampa Bay Jacksonville 2-8 10-10 Eustis Minneola MDCA FAL Syracuse Auburn USC MiamiPhiladelphiaN. England 4-6 11-9 Eustis Minneola Ocala St. Edwards Syracuse Auburn USC MiamiPhiladelphiaN. England 3-7 11-9 Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial Reporter Paul Jenkins Sports Writer Frank Jolley Sports Editor Paine Ray Daily Commercial Reporter Tom McNiff Executive Editor Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial Publisher Whitney Lehnecker Digital Editor Goose Debonair Dog Paul Nikolai Circulation Director Rusty Jacobs Operations Director OCALA TRINITY CATHOLIC (3-0) at MOUNT DORA (2-1) 7 p.m.Last week, Mount Dora lost to Ocala Forest 32-26. Ocala Trinity Catholic beat Jacksonville Stanton 46-14.Expect an offensive show with this game. Mount Dora is one of the top offensive teams in Central Florida over the first three weeks of the season. Led by quarterback Tyler Schwarz and running back Isayah Hatter, the Hurricanes are generating 432 yards per game and 41.3 points per game. With South Lake senior running back Kelley Joiner Jr. out for four to six weeks with a broken fibula in his right leg, Hatter is, arguably, the best running back in Lake County. The sopho-more has run for 511 yards and scored nine touchdowns in three games. And Schwarz has forced opposing defenses to respect the Hurricanes passing game by com-pleting nearly 60 percent of passes for 549 yards.The Celtics look to be back to the dominant team it was earlier in the decade. Trinity Catholic has recorded two shut-outs in three games and is averaging 406.7 yards per game „ 133 yards passing and 274 rushing „ while scoring 42.3 points per game.We are going to have to cut down on the mistakes weve been making,Ž said Mount Dora coach Frank Scott. We have over 150 yards in penalties (against Ocala Forest) and if that happens again, we wont stand a chance. Offensively, we have to match (Trinity Catholics) phys-icality up front and we cant turn the ball over. They come downhill on offense, so defensively if we can stop the run game, I like our chances.ŽNext week, Mount Dora heads to Eustis for another Golden Triangle rivalry game.LEESBURG (0-3) at OCALA FOREST (2-1) 7 p.m.Three games into the season Leesburg is still looking to get a complete game. Turnovers have been a killer for the Yellow Jackets, either killing drives or handing opponents the ball in a position to cash in.It doesnt get a whole lot easier for Leesburg as the Yellow Jackets open Class 6A-District 5 play with a road trip against Ocala Forest.Last week Leesburg fell 29-6 to Orange City University. The Yellow Jackets were held to 84 yards passing and 70 yards rushing, with 49 of those rushing yards coming on one play by Jatavian Solomon.Forest knocked off Mount Dora 32-26 while rushing for 303 yards against the Hurricanes. That came despite no passing threat as the Wildcats went 0 for 3 passing with one interception.Lamarkces Bassett led the way for Forest on the ground with 133 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries while Chase Oliver added 76 yards and two scores on eight carries. For the season Bassett has 395 yards and five touch-downs while averaging 10.1 yards per carry.OCALA CHRISTIAN (0-3) at MOUNT DORA CHRISTIAN (0-3) 7 p.m.A brutal schedule to open the season was done by design. Now Mount Dora Christian Academy will begin to see if the pain of losing the first three games pays off with les-sons learned.The goal was to prepare the Bulldogs for the Sunshine State Athletic Conference schedule, and that gets going this week with a game against Ocala Christian.The Crusaders have been outscored 130-13 in their first three games. Ocala Christian has rushed for a respectable 270 yards through the first three games while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. The problem has been throwing the ball and the Crusaders have com-pleted only five passes in three games while throw-ing four interceptions.MDCA lost to Wildwood 20-14 last week, hurting itself with a pair of turnovers in the second half and botching a pair of punt attempts, including one that resulted in the winning score.The Bulldogs also hurt themselves with 12 pen-alties for 111 yards.Last year MDCA defeated Ocala Christian 41-0 on the way to compiling an 8-0 regular season.OVIEDO HAGERTY (1-2) at LAKE MINNEOLA (2-1) 7 p.m.Last week, Lake Minneola beat Longwood Lyman 26-13 and Hagerty lost 44-23 against cross-town rival Oviedo.This is a Class 7A-Dis-trict 4 contest. In last years game, Hagerty topped Lake Minneola 33-26 and blanked the Hawks 37-0 in 2016. But Lake Minneola looks to be dramatically improved this season. Quarterback Devon Cole has emerged as a true dual-threat signal caller for Lake Minneola and is part of a multi-faceted ground attack that also features Chase Meinhart and Xavier McClendon. Defensively, the Hawks have a stout secondary with North Carolina commit Kenan Johnson leading the way.Hagerty is led by Phil Ziglar, a legend in Central Florida coaching circles.Every week, we work on trying to fix the mis-takes we made last week,Ž said Lake Minneola coach Walter Banks. That is always our goal ƒ to get better every day. Weve looked at tape and weve prepared ourselves for Hagerty, but we always look to spend more time taking care of ourselves and correcting and issues we saw on film. This game has extra mean-ing because it is a district contest, but we havent changed the way we pre-pare every week. Well be ready.ŽNext week. Lake Minneola hosts Winter Park Lake Howell in a Class 7A-4 contest.CRESCENT CITY (2-1) at WILDWOOD (1-2) 7 p.m.After opening the season with two straight losses and throwing in a coaching change between the two games, Wildwood rallied in the second half to knock off Mount Dora Christian 20-14 last week and give interim head coach JB Bynum his first win.The Wildcats moved the ball through the air with sophomore quarterback Oscene Mikell complet-ing 13 of 28 passes for 209 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Rodney Mitchell caught six passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.Mikell was also the Wildcats leading rusher last week with 33 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Wildwood was hit with 18 penalties for 155 yards in the game, leading to a lot of long yardage situations.Crescent City opened the season with wins over Lecanto and The Nation Christian Academy before losing 33-15 last week to Jacksonville University Christian. Crescent City went 7-2 a year ago and missed out on the playoffs. Wildwood was 9-0 in the regular season last year before losing to Frostproof in the opening round of the playoffs.NORTH MARION (2-1) at SOUTH SUMTER (2-1) 7:30 p.m.A year ago South Sumter scored 75 points all season. Just three games into the 2018 season, the Raiders have already scored 105 points, topping the 40-point mark for the second time in three games last week in a 42-6 win over Trenton.Last weeks win gives and indication of how far South Sumter has come in a year as the Raiders lost 34-14 to Trenton a year ago.South Sumter has been balanced on offense through the first three weeks, passing for 504 yards and rushing for 495 yards.Sophomore quarterback Garhett Miller has hit 26 of 36 passes for 473 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Senior Andra Hart has been the top target, catching 14 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns.Sophomore Trenton Taylor leads the ground game with 242 yards and four touchdowns on 34 carries, an average of 7.1 yards per carry.South Sumter faces a tough test in North Marion, which has also seen a big turnaround from a 3-7 season a year ago. The Class 5A Colts opened the season with a 27-0 win over Tallahassee Rickards followed by a 35-8 thumping of Class 6A Ocala Forest. North Marion played secondranked Class 6A Ocala Vanguard tough last week in a 20-14 loss.UMATILLA (0-3) at KEYSTONE HEIGHTS (1-2) 7:30 p.m.Last week, Umatilla lost to Tavares 37-0 and Keystone Heights fell to Starke Bradford 28-14.This is a 4A-Region 2 contest. Umatilla is 0-1 in regional play, having lost to Mount Dora in Week 2 and Keystone Heights is 0-2 in the region, losing to Bradford and Gaines-ville P.K. Yonge.Against Tavares, the Bulldogs battled gamely, but struggled to generate enough offense to sustain drives. Umatilla man-aged just 69 yards of total offense and had only four first downs. After scoring 20 points against Mount Dora „ an effort Bulldogs coach Ryan Mills felt was a sign Umatilla could be turning the corner in his third year at the helm „ the effort against Tavares certainly was a disappointment. The Bulldog Nation will be looking for Umatilla to bow its back against the Indians.Keystone Heights also struggled offensively last week. Against Bradford, the Indians had only 8 yards passing, although they ran for 236 yards. Nick Channell leads Key-stone Heights ground attack with 479 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Ty Friedlin is second on the team with 261 yards on the ground.Umatilla likely will be able to stuff the box to try and slow down Keystone Heights running game, because the Indians have thrown for just 51 yards in three games and com-pleted on 29 percent of their passes.Next week, Umatilla hosts Wildwood in a game between non-regional foes and Keystone Heights will host Hawthorne.FA-LEESBURG (1-1) at VERO BEACH ST. EDWARDS (0-2) 7 p.m.Last week, First Academy beat St. Petersburg Keswick Christian 47-26 and St. Edwards lost 30-7 to Fort Myers Canterbury.This is a Sunshine State Athletic Conference con-test. It also represents the longest road trip of the season for First Academy (139 miles). Later in the season, First Academy will travel to Jacksonville (137 miles) to play Eagles View.First Academy didnt exactly set the football world on its collective ear with its last win „ just 202 yards of total offense „ but the Eagles took advantage of their opportunities. Quarterback Sammy Punt accounted for 112 yards „ 11 yards passing and 101 yards on the ground „ and scored three rushing touchdowns.Punt also had 115 yards on kickoff returns to finish with 216 all-pur-pose yards.Justin Sombelon ran for 49 yards and returned one punt for 85 yards and a touchdown. In addition to his punt return, Sombelon had a rushing touchdown and another on a fumble recovery. Defensively, the Eagles surrendered 302 yards.St. Edwards man-aged just 32 yards of total offense last week against Canterbury „ 46 yards passing and minus-14 yards rushing. In two games, St. Edwards has 203 yards of total offense.Next week, First Acad-emy will host Kissimmee Avant Garde and St. Edwards will travel to Jupiter Christian.PREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMESMount Dora running back Isayah Hatter leads the Hurricanes against Ocala Trinity Catholic tonight in Mount Dora. [JOE OTT/CORRESPONDENT]

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B4 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comopponent in as many weeks.Without a doubt, this is another big rivalry game for us,Ž Eustis coach Mike Hay said. Most of these kids grew up together and playing in area youth leagues with and against each other. Tavares is certainly improved. Theyre well-coached and disciplined, and capable of winning any game on their schedule.Its always special to play games like this and I think this one has the potential to be one that fans will be talking about „ and bragging about „ for years to come.ŽCertainly, Eustis will have to show improvement over last week if it expects to beat the Bulldogs.Eustis had only 213 yards of offense against Lake Weir, while surrendering 610 yards to the Hurricanes.Against Lake Weir „ in his first start of the season „ quarterback Glen Regis-ter passed for 65 yards in the Panthers option-oriented attack and running back Rashon Scott ran for 133 yards on 15 carries „ an average of 8.9 yards per carry.While Register didnt throw often, he did demonstrate a propensity for the big play when he did look downfield. Two of his completions „ one each to receivers J.T. Cannon and Wes Elliott „ went for 26 and 37 yards, respectively.On the other side of the field, Tavares snapped out of its early season funk with a pair of final-minute touchdowns in a come-from-behind win against Brooksville Central in Week 2 and proved that wasnt a fluke in dominating fashion against Umatilla. Tavares rolled out to a 31-0 halftime advantage and limited Umatilla to 5 yards and no first downs in the first half. After intermission, the Bull-dogs scored early in the third quarter to start a mandatory running clock.Javaris McMillan ran for 144 yards and three touch-downs in the win and starting quarterback Chris Thomp-son passed for more than 100 yards. Tavares finished with 359 yards of total offense „ a total that wouldve likely been much higher had there been no running clock.Defensively, Tavares held Umatilla to 69 yards of offense and four first downs.Following Fridays win, Tavares coach Scott Armatti said he and his coaches would break down game tape on Sunday and put together a game plan on Monday.This is his third Tavares-Eustis game as head coach, and he understands the importance of the game. He is also driven by the motivation to deliver his first win against the Panthers as head coach.If you cant get ready to play Eustis, youre probably playing the wrong sport,Ž Armatti said. This is such a great game for both communities and I think both schools enjoy this rivalry. Eustis is always talented and well coached, and we better be prepared as well.Were expecting their bedlam effort and we are committed to giving ours.Ž NEIGHBORFrom Page B1Eustis Kdell Houston (1) makes a carry against Leesburg on Aug. 31 in Eustis. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] against Virginia Tech before needing a stirring comeback to hold off Samford. (Hold on. Just seeing if auto-correct doesnt change that to, Stanford.Ž) Florida State added to the clumsy start by also introducing the turnover backpack,Ž which isnt so much a copy of the Miamis turnover chain,Ž as the intersection of Steve Urkel and third grade. What is that, a Dora the Explorer backpack?Ž said Anthony John Machado, owner of A.J.s Jewelry and creator of Miamis turnover chain. I see theres a lot of imitations, a lot of copycats out there. But that backpack is a joke, to be honest with you.Ž Trash talk, turnover accessories style. Thats what you get here, if anyones listening. Heres the larger point: Central Florida is back and winning for being ranked No. 18 in the season after it claimed a mythical national title. Bully for UCF. Everyone likes the underdog. But its awkward trending to anarchy in the state when UCF is the main meal and not garnish on the side. Theres no need to summon those golden yesterdays when Florida State and Miami played for the top ranking and Florida jockeyed with the winner through the rankings. For now, Miami at No. 21 is the only ranked team. It should move a couple of notches higher Saturday, though playing at Toledo isnt the pastry Savannah State was last week. Florida gets Colorado State, which just beat Arkansas. And Florida State is only a 3-point favorite against Syracuse. When Toledo, Colorado State and even Syracuse arent gimmes, what gives in our state? For now, Mullen and Taggart can blame their predecessors with some merit. We knew coming in that (depth) was one area that we were thin at, and cant make no excuses, just got to get up and be ready to go and watch the film and see what we do wrong and try to improve,Ž Taggart said this week in Tallahassee. I think our physicality is going to be something this team „ and weve talked about it constantly „ they have to continue to work on,Ž Mullen said in Gainesville. And it starts in practice.Ž Mullen and Taggart have something Richt doesnt: Deep pockets. Thats why Richt is going to Toledo. In his first two years, Richt played at Appalachian State and was scheduled to play at Arkansas State (Hurricane Irma won that weekend). Simply put, Miami cant afford the big money to get these schools to visit Hard Rock Stadium without a quid-pro-quo visit to them. Toledo isnt a gimme. It won the Mid-American Conference last year, has been to four consecutive bowl games and is treating this like the biggest game in school history. Which it probably is. We dont look at it any other way than any team can whip our butt if we dont take care of business,Ž Richt said. Thats the way every Miami, Florida and Florida State coach always has talked. But fans in Coral Gables, Gainesville and Tallahassee had a winkwink understanding of such ideas. Now they dont. Now theyre just trying to claw their way back to the top 20, which misses them. And needs them. Leave the turnover backpack behind, though. HYDEFrom Page B1 said. It's a collection of many, many things. And to try to boil it down to one thing doesn't appre-ciate all the variables.ŽHere's a start. The Phillies can't hit, can't protect leads and play poor defense.The team has the second-worst batting average (.237) in the majors, is 21st in runs and has third-highest strikeouts.The bullpen has blown four ninth-inning leads against the Washington Nationals alone, includ-ing a three-run lead in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night. The defense has committed 105 errors, tied for second most.Kapler, hitting coach John Mallee and assis-tant hitting coach Pedro Guerrero have preached patience at the plate.Based on their reliance on analytics, they've also placed more importance on hitting balls in the air. But most of the hitters are trending downward this season.Odubel Herrera has a career-high 21 homers, but career-worst average (.257) and on-base percentage (.313). Cesar Hernandez also has a career-high 11 homers, but a career-worst .256 average and his OBP is down to .361 from .371 last season. Nick Williams also has more homers (17) than he did as a rookie but in more at-bats. His average is down from .288 to .256.Rhys Hoskins (.252, 30 homers and 89 RBIs) has been streaky but overall is the team's best hitter. Maikel Franco (.268, 22 homers, 67 RBIs) is the only player who has better overall numbers under the new coaching staff and he's a player Kapler has tried to bench several times.Despite the hitting woes, Kapler stands by his coaches.Those two are an incredible tandem,Ž he said. They have done a tremendous job. I under-stand why a correlation with recent struggles would bring up questions about all sorts of things, but in this partic-ular case, I think you're talking about one of the better hitting coaches in John Mallee and a guy who has supported him in Pedro Guerrero that is off-the-charts good.ŽGeneral manager Matt Klentak made several moves to try to bolster the offense before the trade deadline and after-ward, acquiring All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos, infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, first baseman Justin Bour and veteran slugger Jose Bautista. When healthy, Ramos has been the best hitter. Cabrera was an upgrade over Scott Kingery. Bour and Bautista are bench players.The Phillies pursued Manny Machado, but the Orioles traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers because Phila-delphia wasn't willing to part with top prospects. Expect the Phillies to go hard after Machado and Bryce Harper in free agency after the season.Machado wouldn't have made that much of a difference this season. Cabrera has five homers and 17 RBIs in 41 games for the Phillies. Machado has nine homers and 25 homers in 49 games for the Dodgers.Klentak added a couple of relievers who haven't made an impact and passed on acquiring starting pitchers such as Cole Hamels or J.A. Happ to complement NL Cy Young contender Aaron Nola. PHILLIESFrom Page B1Walker took over behind the service line and fashioned a six-point run to give First Academy a 23-19 lead. Moments later, after an exchange of serves, an errant return by MDCA sailed out of bounds to seal the win.Walker paced First Acad-emy, which beat MDCA for the second time this season, with 18 kills, followed by Culbreath with six and Rome with five.The Bulldogs got two kills apiece from Sees and Tabb. Fleming and Ui Mullen had one apiece.MDCA fell to 4-6 on the season and will play again on Tuesday at Foundation.First Academy improved to 6-1 and will travel to Cler-mont on Tuesday to play Real Life Christian. The Eagles beat Real Life 3-0 in their season opener. STRONGFrom Page B1Mount Dora Christian Academys Emily Fleming (9) hits the ball during a game against First Academy of Leesburg, on Thursday in Leesburg. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

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T„3:46.A„30,173(41,313).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland, 119;Betts,Boston,117; Martinez,Boston,105; Bregman,Houston,100; Benintendi,Boston,99; Ramirez,Cleveland,98; Trout,LosAngeles,93; Chapman,Oakland,90; Stanton,NewYork,90; Springer,Houston,89. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 121;Davis,Oakland,110; Bregman,Houston,100; Ramirez,Cleveland,99; Encarnacion,Cleveland, 96;Bogaerts,Boston,93; Lowrie,Oakland,90;4tied at86. HITS: Martinez,Boston, 173;Lindor,Cleveland,170; Merri“eld,KansasCity,169; Betts,Boston,165;Castellanos,Detroit,165;Segura, Seattle,165;Bregman, Houston,162;Brantley, Cleveland,159;Rosario, Minnesota,156;3tiedat 154. DOUBLES: Bregman, Houston,50;Betts,Boston, 42;Bogaerts,Boston,41; Lindor,Cleveland,41; Andujar,NewYork,40; Castellanos,Detroit,40; Chapman,Oakland,39; Piscotty,Oakland,39;Benintendi,Boston,38. TRIPLES: Smith,Tampa Bay,9;Sanchez,Chicago, 9;Kiermaier,TampaBay, 8;Hernandez,Toronto,7; Span,Seattle,7;6tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,41;Martinez,Boston, 40;Ramirez,Cleveland, 38;Gallo,Texas,36;Cruz, Seattle,35;Lindor,Cleveland,34;Stanton,NewYork, 33;Trout,LosAngeles,33; Bregman,Houston,30; Encarnacion,Cleveland,30. STOLENBASES: Merri“eld, KansasCity,35;Smith, TampaBay,33;Ramirez, Cleveland,32;Gordon, Seattle,30;Betts,Boston, 28;Anderson,Chicago,26; Lindor,Cleveland,23;Trout, LosAngeles,23;Mondesi, KansasCity,22;3tiedat20. PITCHING: Snell,Tampa Bay,19-5;Kluber,Cleveland,18-7;Severino,New York,17-8;Carrasco, Cleveland,16-9;Happ,New York,16-6;Porcello,Boston, 16-7;Price,Boston,15-6; Verlander,Houston,15-9;3 tiedat14. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.96; Snell,TampaBay,2.03; Bauer,Cleveland,2.22; Verlander,Houston,2.72; Cole,Houston,2.88;Kluber, Cleveland,2.91. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,260;Verlander, Houston,258;Sale,Boston, 221;Bauer,Cleveland,214; Severino,NewYork,207; Carrasco,Cleveland,206; Snell,TampaBay,195; Kluber,Cleveland,194; Paxton,Seattle,194;Clevinger,Cleveland,191. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado, 107;Carpenter,St.Louis, 99;Yelich,Milwaukee, 99;Albies,Atlanta,96; Arenado,Colorado,94; Harper,Washington,93; Goldschmidt,Arizona,92; Baez,Chicago,90;Turner, Washington,90;Freeman, Atlanta,89. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati, 101;Baez,Chicago,100; Story,Colorado,100; Arenado,Colorado,99; Aguilar,Milwaukee,97; Harper,Washington,94; Rizzo,Chicago,92;Hoskins, Philadelphia,89;Gennett, Cincinnati,88;Markakis, Atlanta,88. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta, 174;Freeman,Atlanta, 173;Gennett,Cincinnati, 173;Peraza,Cincinnati, 168;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 163;Yelich,Milwaukee, 163;Story,Colorado,161; Blackmon,Colorado,160; Albies,Atlanta,159;Turner, Washington,159. DOUBLES: Carpenter,St. Louis,40;Markakis,Atlanta, 40;Story,Colorado,40; Rendon,Washington,39; Albies,Atlanta,38;Freeman,Atlanta,38;Baez, Chicago,36;Cabrera, Philadelphia,35;Arenado, Colorado,33;4tiedat32. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,11;Baez,Chicago, 9;Desmond,Colorado,8; Hamilton,Cincinnati,8; Nimmo,NewYork,8;Rosario,NewYork,8;CTaylor, LosAngeles,8. HOMERUNS: Carpenter, St.Louis,35;Arenado, Colorado,33;Goldschmidt, Arizona,33;Harper,Washington,33;Muncy,Los Angeles,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,27;Inciarte, Atlanta,25;Story,Colorado, 25;Jankowski,SanDiego, 24;MTaylor,Washington, 24;Peraza,Cincinnati,22; Baez,Chicago,21. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,17-6;Nola, Philadelphia,16-5;Lester, Chicago,15-6;Mikolas, St.Louis,15-4;Chacin, Milwaukee,14-7;Freeland, Colorado,14-7;Godley, Arizona,14-9;Greinke, Arizona,14-9;Quintana, Chicago,13-9;Taillon,Pittsburgh,13-9. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.71;Scherzer,Washington, 2.31;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.42;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.66;Freeland,Colorado, 2.91;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.99;Corbin,Arizona,3.05. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,271;deGrom, NewYork,239;Corbin, Arizona,230;Nola,Philadelphia,201;Marquez, Colorado,195;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,186;Greinke, Arizona,185;Wheeler,New York,175;Godley,Arizona, 174;Gray,Colorado,174.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRockies10,Diamondbacks3: Nolan ArenadoandTrevorStoryhomered, KyleFreelandpitchedeffectively intotheseventh,andtheColorado RockiesbeattheArizonaDiamondbackstoextendtheirNLWestlead. DavidDahlhadthreehitsandtwo RBIsforColorado.Diamondbacks right-handerClayBuchholzwas scratchedfromthestartbecause oftightnessinhisrightelbow.Matt Koch(5-5)startedinhisplaceand allowedfourrunsoneighthitsin threeinnings.A.J.Pollockhomered forArizona.TheDiamondbacksare 3-12inSeptember.Theylost5-4on WednesdaynightwhenDJLeMahieu hitatwo-runhomeroffYoshihisa Hiranointheninthinning. Cubs4,Nationals3,10innings: JavierBaezdeliveredthego-ahead runwithabuntsingleinthe10th inning,andtheChicagoCubsbeat theNationalsinamakeupofagame postponedearlierintheweek.Kris Bryantdoubledwithoneoutinthe 10thagainstSeanDoolittle(3-3)and movedtothirdonex-NationalDaniel Murphysin“eldsingle.Baez,who homeredinthesixthanddrovein threeontheday,buntedjusttothe rightof“rstbasemanRyanZimmermantoscoreBryant. Mets4,Marlins3,1stgame: Michael ConfortoandToddFrazierhitbackto-backhomersintheninthinningas NewYorkstunnedtheMarlinsinthe “rstgameofadoubleheader. LATE OaklandatBaltimore TorontoatBoston MinnesotaatKansasCity SeattleatL.A.Angels MiamiatN.Y.Mets,2ndgame L.A.DodgersatSt.LouisTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiChen(L)6-104.7211-122-118.02.00 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7:05p9-74.4210-110-313.18.10 WashingtonScherzer(R)17-62.3121-91-021.03.86 AtlantaGausman(R)7:35p9-103.8911-171-115.22.87 CincinnatiHarvey(R)7-84.8713-121-116.05.63 ChicagoHamels(L)8:05p9-93.7113-150-016.22.70 PittsburghArcher(R)4-74.5612-120-116.05.63 MilwaukeeGonzalez(L)8:10p8-114.4012-161-117.23.57 LosAngelesBuehler(R)6-53.0911-80-116.13.86 St.LouisFlaherty(R)8:15p8-62.9211-131-017.02.65 ColoradoAnderson(L)6-84.8911-180-28.212.46 SanFran.Stratton(R)10:15p9-94.9912-111-219.02.84AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoShields(R)6-164.5810-201-116.04.50 BaltimoreOrtiz(R)7:05p0-040.480-00-00.00.00 TorontoEstrada(R)7-115.3212-130-212.19.49 NewYorkTanaka(R)7:05p11-53.6115-92-122.02.05 DetroitBoyd(L)9-124.1114-141-119.04.26 ClevelandTomlin(R)7:10p1-56.631-50-118.16.87 OaklandJackson(R)5-33.2611-31-013.24.61 TampaBayCastillo(R)7:10p3-23.456-00-04.02.25 MinnesotaBerrios(R)11-113.8315-140-315.05.40 KansasCityLopez(R)8:15p2-43.722-32-119.03.32 SeattleTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 LosAngelesShoemaker(R)10:07p2-03.453-02-015.23.45INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Mets(NL)Syndergaard(R)11-33.4414-72-021.23.74 BostonVelazquez(R)7:10p7-23.295-20-210.25.06 ArizonaRay(L)5-24.189-112-017.21.53 HoustonKeuchel(L)8:10p11-103.5917-131-018.04.00 TexasMendez(L)1-15.271-21-113.05.54 SanDiegoErlin(L)10:10p3-64.423-60-313.010.38 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSEPT.14 1923: RedSox“rstbasemanGeorgeBurnspulledoffan unassistedtripleplayagainsttheClevelandIndians. 1947: VicWertzoftheDetroitTigershitforthecyclein 16-6winovertheWashingtonSenators. 1968: DennyMcLainoftheDetroitTigersbeatthe OaklandAs5-4tobecomethe“rstpitchersinceDizzy Deanin1934towin30games. 1986: BobBrenlyofSanFranciscotiedamajorleague recordwithfourerrorsinoneinning,butatonedwith twohomers,includingthegame-winner,togivethe Giantsa7-6victoryovertheAtlantaBraves.Brenly,a catcher,wasplayingthirdbase. 1987: ErnieWhitthitthreeofTorontosmajorleague record10homerunsastheBlueJaysrolledtoan18-3 victoryovertheBaltimoreOrioles. 1990: KenGriffeyandhissonhitback-to-backhomers inthe“rstinningoftheSeattleMariners7-5losstothe CaliforniaAngels.Theunprecedentedfather-and-son homerscameoffKirkMcCaskill. 1994: Thebaseballseason,alreadyshutdownbya monthlongstrike,wascanceledalongwiththeWorld Seriesinavoteby26ofthe28teams. 1998: TheAtlantaBravesclinchedtheirseventh straightdivisioncrown,winningtheNLEastwitha victoryoverthePhiladelphiaPhillies.Amongthemajor prosportsleagues:baseball,NFL,NBAandNHL:only sevenfranchiseshave“nished“rstduringtheregular seasonatleastseventimesinarow. 2008: CarlosZambranopitchedthe“rstno-hitterfor theChicagoCubsin36years,strikingout10ina5-0 winoverHoustoninagamerelocatedtoMilwaukee becauseofHurricaneIke.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Houston5,Detroit4 TampaBay3,Cleveland1 Oakland10,Baltimore0 Boston1,Toronto0 Minnesota3,N.Y.Yankees1 Chi.WhiteSox4,KansasCity2,12inn. L.A.Angels8,Texas1 NationalLeague MiamiatN.Y.Mets,ppd. L.A.Dodgers8,Cincinnati1 Pittsburgh4,St.Louis3 Atlanta2,SanFrancisco1 N.Y.Mets13,Miami0 Washington5,Philadelphia1 Milwaukee5,ChicagoCubs1 Colorado5,Arizona4 Interleague SanDiego5,Seattle4 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague DetroitatCleveland,3:10p.m. TorontoatN.Y.Yankees,4:05p.m. OaklandatTampaBay,6:10p.m. Chi.WhiteSoxatBaltimore,7:05p.m. MinnesotaatKansasCity,7:15p.m. TexasatSanDiego,8:40p.m. SeattleatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m. NationalLeague L.A.DodgersatSt.Louis,1:05p.m. WashingtonatAtlanta,1:05p.m. CincinnatiatChicagoCubs,4:05p.m. MiamiatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. PittsburghatMilwaukee,7:10p.m. TexasatSanDiego,8:40p.m. ColoradoatSanFrancisco,9:05p.m. Interleague N.Y.MetsatBoston,4:05p.m. ArizonaatHouston,7:10p.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. BettsBos126485117165.340 JMartinezBos137526105173.329 AltuveHou12348574154.318 TroutLAA12642893135.315 SeguraSea13053382165.310 BrantleyCle13051879159.307 MSmithTB12541355125.303 Merri“eldKC14156076169.302 AndujarNYY13451576154.299 MDuffyTB12146552138.297 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin14153984173.321 CainMil12748881153.314 YelichMil13152099163.313 ZobristChC12239561123.311 FFreemanAtl14656489173.307 MarkakisAtl14656975174.306 MartinezStL13848056146.304 GoldschmidtAri14454392163.300 ArenadoCol13851794155.300 RendonWas12046777139.298 ThroughearlygamesonSept.13

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Powered by By Larry PrintzTribune News ServicePITTSBURGH „ Brands and their mystique hold power over consumers, promising a lifestyle benefit even if its not entirely true. After all, you can wear Nike sneakers or an Under Armour t-shirt, but they wont make you any more fit. Similarly, buying a Ralph Lauren outfit that mimics the look of old money wont make your bank account any fatter, although it fools the unsuspecting.Which brings us to the 2019 Kia Forte sedan.During this models introduction last week in Pittsburgh, a BMW 5 Series pulled up alongside this new compact four-door. But heres whats so surprising: If you didnt know the price difference between the two cars, you wouldnt think the Forte started at one-third of the price of the BMW. The 2019 Fortes styling is so sophisticated, you could mistake it for something spendier.The fourth-generation Forte owes its exterior elan to Kias European styling studio, which endowed the Forte with its sporting look, one that bears some resemblance to the Optima, although Kia is hoping youll see Stinger influence in its looks. Thats stretching a point.Peek inside and youll find a modern interior that exchanges the previous models dowdiness for a sophisticated minimalism that lends the cabin a spacious feel. A fixed 8-inch screen that controls Kias intuitive infotainment system anchors the center of the horizontally oriented instrument panel. A row of buttons underpins the screen, giving you quick access to the radio, navigation or other functions. Below that resides the dual automatic climate control, which is standard, and a rarity in this class.The Forte EX test car fea-tured a two-tone leather/ pleather interior, along with stitched trim along the instrument panel „ an upscale touch.Theres ample room for four full-size adults. Legroom is generous up front, and above average for a com-pact in the rear. The seating position in the second row is pleasingly high, although those with long torsos may find headroom tight in the back. Cargo space is gener-ous at 15.3 cubic feet.Given that the Atkinson Cycle engine is rated at 147 horsepower, you wouldnt expect the Forte to be as sprightly as it proves to be, although overall acceleration is merely average. Interestingly, the Fortes Sport driving mode, offered alongside Normal and Smart driving modes, learns your driving style and switches between normal and sport modes automatically. Kias new continuously variable automatic transmission, its first, provides an ideal balance between performance and fuel economy, returning 33 mpg during the test drive.Unlike most continu-ously variable transmissions (CVTs), the Kias unit was developed in-house and employs a chain belt to improve efficiency, so theres little of the delay you typically experience with CVTs. Theres little waiting for the CVT to decide which gear ratio to choose. Also, it can be shifted manually, which works very well. Only on extreme uphill climbs will you remember its a CVT. Otherwise, its performance is so adept, youll forget its a CVT. Its easily the best one on the market. As impressive as the Forte is, its the ride and handling that is its biggest surprise. Thanks should go to Albert Biermann, who once spent his days running BMWs M division. You can sense his DNA in this cars feel. OK, its not a sports car, but the front-wheel-drive Forte possesses exceptional compliance and composure. Perhaps this is why Kia chose Pittsburgh to show off its newest compact star. Ride quality is exceptional for the class. Bumps are noticed, but not felt, except for the very worst of them. There are no excess body motions after traversing bumps, no undue rebound. Even body lean is modest. Couple that with its exceptionally quiet ride, engine and exhaust, and youll find a car thats capable yet quiet. And the EX is stuffed with goodies, like heated and cooled front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Are you brave enough to buy the 2019 Kia Forte?The 2019 Forte owes its exterior elan to Kias European styling studio. [PHOTOS BY KIA MOTORS AMERICA/TNS] The 2019 Kia Forte is stuffed with goodies, like heated and cooled front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multiple USB ports, wireless charging pad and adaptive cruise control. STATSBase prices: $17,690-$25,200 Engine: Double-overhead-cam 2.0-liter four-cylinder Horsepower: 147 Torque: 132 pound-feet EPA fuel economy (city/highway): 30/40 mpg Wheelbase: 106.3 inches Length: 182.7 inches Cargo capacity: 15.3 cubic feet Curb weight: 3,792 pounds By Adam BelzTribune News ServiceBryan Berg drives a semi with a 13-speed transmission, and hes been double-clutch-ing and shifting gears in his rig for 30 years. Hes not about to start driving a truck that shifts automatically.I just think it would be weird,Ž said Berg, who lives near Willmar, Minn., when hes not driving. Most of the drivers I know, they all say automatics are for people who dont know how to drive a truck.ŽThats changing. The strictly manual transmission is disappearing from the cabs of semitrailer trucks and the strong economy is one reason why. In its place is a manual transmission with a computer that automates the shifting of gears. Thats different from the automatic transmission thats common in cars and light trucks. Truckers tend to use the word automatic to describe newer gearboxes, however, and they have the same effect of freeing a driver from shifting gears.Today, the vast majority of trucks rolling off assembly lines are outfitted with the newfangled transmission, which is more efficient and quicker to learn at a time when haulers are eager to lower costs and desperate to find more drivers.In the next three to five years, pretty much everything is going to be automatic,Ž said Gary Pressley, president of Heavy Metal Truck Training in Eagan.Regional and local truck-ing companies that use older trucks may hold on to manual transmissions for longer, but the days of a trucker gear-jamming down the interstate in a 36-speed are coming to an end.Over-the-road carriers face a long-running nationwide shortage of truck drivers, and the shift to automated transmissions is accelerating thanks to the ease of training new drivers to use them.Most new drivers didnt grow up driving a stick shift.Being able to get a driver and get them into a truck and trained and up and running as fast as possible becomes very valuable to a lot of com-panies,Ž said Wesley Slavin, on-highway marketing man-ager for Peterbilt, which now produces nearly 90 percent of its trucks with an automated transmission.The computers controlling automated transmissions can down-speedŽ lower the revolutions per minute of the engine at high speed effectively and are thus better at controlling gas consumption and emissions.While very experienced drivers can coax close to the same gas mileage from a manual transmission that a computer can get, new driv-ers cannot.Also, the technology has improved in recent years. Early versions of an auto-mated transmission annoyed drivers.The computer would shift too late or too soon, and experienced drivers wanted nothing to do with being a passenger in a truck driven by a novice software program.I drove one probably 10 years ago, and I didnt like it,Ž said Ken Steinfest, an 81-year-old from Antigo, Wis., who still drives a semi with a 13-speed manual transmission, his white labradoodle in the cab with him.The new transmissions are now better integrated in the Semis, the last bastion of stick shifts, are going automated Q: When car shopping, do you think it is important to consider if a vehicle has a timing belt or timing chain? After seeing friends pay hefty charges for timing belt replacements, I wonder why timing chains are not more widely used. „ Scott M. A: There is a shift occurring where some manufacturers are going to chain drive for the camshaft/crankshaft connection in addition to those that already run them. Timing belts are lighter, quieter and supposedly less costly to build, but they burden the vehicle owner with replacement cost, typically at 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Timing belt failure can also be an expensive catastrophe on interference engines if valves and pistons collide. A timing belt replacement job typically includes renewing belt tensioners and the water pump, if driven by the belt. Cost can range as high as $1,000. A timing chain may eventually require replacement as well, at similar or higher cost, although many are claimed to last the life of the engine. Excessive noise is the tip-off a chain system is worn and heading toward failure. Id certainly take a look at this when choosing a potential vehicle, new or used, but there are many other factors to consider as well. Q: I recently encountered a scary situation. I was braking really hard on a long downhill stretch, and the steering wheel and entire front of the truck began severe shaking. I had never encountered this before or since. What could cause this? A: My hunch is you have two issues at hand: brakes and steering/suspension. Your brakes were possibly hot, and this magnifies the effects of brake rotor thickness variation/runout/ hardspots. This is what set up the shake, and youve likely got some wear in steering components such as idler arm/center link/ tie rod ends that amplified the effect. Are you seeing unusual tire wear or wandering over uneven pavement? Id get the truck into a brakes/front end oriented service facility for inspection right away! Q: My battery light has been coming on for short periods of time and then turning back off again in the most unpredictable manner. Sometimes it will go for weeks without happening. Ive taken it in twice and UNDER THE HOODManufacturers shifting from timing belts to timing chainsAuto Review: Compact sedan could be mistaken for something spendierSee CHAINS, C2 See KIA, C2 See SEMIS, C2

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C2 Friday, September 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDID YOU KNOW Powered By An exhaust system that is too loud, either modi“ ed or needing repairs, can be cause for a ticket. AUTOMOTIVE AUTO BITS3 tire safety tips for end of summer Now is the time to spend a few extra minutes performing a tire safety check. Here are three easy steps to ensure your tires will be ready to handle the season change and keep you and your family safe year-round. Stay on top of your tire pressure. Many drivers enjoy road trips from early summer through October and both under-inflation and over-inflation can affect your ride. Overinflated tires can degrade ride comfort, reduce traction, cause fast centerline wear and result in increased susceptibility to tire/suspension damage due to harder impacts with potholes and road hazards. Similarly, Underinflated tires are prone to uneven wear, heat buildup leading to structural damage, and reduced impact resistance. Check your tire tread depth. After a long summer of family road trips, you will need to determine if your summer tires have worn out. While obvious signs of damage such as cracks, splits and punctures can help drivers identify a problem, its also important to check tire tread depth monthly. Know what questions to ask when buying new tires. Once you decide its time to invest in new tires, you should know the right questions to ask. The answers will vary depending on the region and the type of weather you live in. USAA/BrandpointBy Greg ZylaMore Content NowEntry price: $32,130 Price as tested: $41,865 This week, were reviewing the impressive second generation 2018 Mazda CX-9, arriving this time in front-drive Grand Touring trim and featuring three rows of seating. As for history, the initial CX-9 came to market in 2006 and went all the way through model year 2015 in its first generation. Built in Hiroshima, Japan, all CX-9 models highlight Mazdas Skyactiv build integration principles and then adds some of its Zoom-ZoomŽ performance enhancements thanks to a turbocharged four-cylinder. Categorized by the EPA as a midsize SUV, this secondgeneration CX-9 is not only shorter in length than the last generation, it offers a longer wheelbase by 2.1inches that impacts several areas of successful design. Notable are the larger interior dimensions yet a lighter overall weight by some 170 pounds, resulting in upping performance and fuel mileage thanks to lighter and stronger build components. When you add the above mentioned new CX-9 attributes and the Skyactiv vehicle dynamics into the build equation, you end up with a CX-9 that, although unseen to the eye, delivers a precisely matched suspension, fine shifting transmission, turbo engine and computerized hightech safety. This results in a Mazda SUV that is surefooted in the handling area while delivering energetic performance. Starting at $32,130 for the entry Sport front-drive, next up is the Touring at $34,960 and then our Grand Touring at $40,470. These three front-drive models also offer optional AWD underpinnings for $1,800 more. If you choose the top flight Signature, these models arrive with standard AWD and are near fully loaded for a retail of $44,315. Under the hood of all CX-9s sits the aforementioned 250-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo four that generates 310 lb. ft. of torque and mates to a six-speed automatic. Fuel mileage is decent as the EPA numbers are 22 city and 28 highway for front-drive models and 20 and 26, respectively, for the AWD CX-9. Expect zero to 60 mph in about 7.0 to 7.6 seconds depending on model choice. Traction is aided by large 20-inch all season tires on nice alloy wheels on the Grand Touring series. As for gasoline, regular fuel is fine, but when you fill up with premium 93-octane youll have the full Mazda turbo 250-horses available to you. On regular fuel, the engine produces about 227-horses. This new generation CX-9 features a family resemblance that follows the progress of its other CXŽ SUV siblings, specifically the CX-3 (sub-compact) and CX-5 (compact) models. Outwardly, CX-9 is very pleasing to the eye especially considering it receives a 12-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System with AudioPilot, LED Fog lights, power sliding-glass moonroof with one-touch open feature, interior sunshade, front parking sensors, rear backup sensors, secondrow retractable window sunshades, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with four-month trial subscription, and a Mazda Navigation System all as standard fare. Currently, Mazda dealers have leftover 2018 CX-9 models available and being that the 2019 CX-9 is similar, practical shoppers can receive some nice incentives. Your Mazda dealer is awaiting your visit to explain everything in detail. If you live in warm states, remember that the front-drive Grand Touring is identical to the Signature AWD model in that important safety area and amenities, too. Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and GateHouse Media.Test Drive: 2018 Mazda CX9 Grand Touring2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring [MAZDA]Likes: Great looks, solid build, interior “ t and “ nish, Skyactiv philosophy. Dislikes: Sport and Touring models dont offer some high-tech safety features until you get to Grand Touring and Signature. nobody knows what to do. How worried should I be about this? „ April B. A: An illuminated (battery symbol) light indicates a fault in the vehicles charging system. If the alternator (charging device) is not producing adequate electricity to operate all the systems at hand, the battery will soon discharge. This could lead to a breakdown or failure to restart after parking. It doesnt sound like youve noticed any low-battery symptoms, so the illuminated light may be somewhat of a false alarm, or the fault occurs only briefly. A careful inspection/ testing of battery terminal connections and alternator connections is a good place to start. Unless something turns up, an accurate diagnosis will unfortunately need to be made during one of the episodes. An inexpensive voltmeter placed across the two battery terminals during an episode could bring some piece of mind or expedite a roll-the-dice repair attempt. Normal battery terminal voltage/ engine running should be 13.5 to 14.5 volts. 12.6 volts or less indicates no charging is occurring. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradbergholdt@ gmail.com; he cannot make personal replies. CHAINSFrom Page C1trucks and the computers have gotten more precise, evaluating engine torque, engine speed, vehicle speed and vehi-cle angle before shifting gears.It just shifts and you dont notice,Ž Slavin said.Brian Daniels, manager of Detroit Powertrain and component products for Daimler-Benz, which makes Freightliner trucks, said auto-mated transmissions were a niche market six years ago. But better products came on the market around 2015 and demand for them rose quickly since.Theres still the diehards out there, but theres some conversion happening of the diehards, too,Ž Daniels said.About 85 percent of Freightliners semis now have automated transmissions, up from about 10 percent four years ago.Truckers in Europe adopted automated transmissions sooner than those in the U.S. Volvo, one of the handful of large truck manufacturers in North America, introduced its I-shift transmission in Europe in 2002, and by the late 2000s about 75 percent of trucks in Europe were fitted with an automated transmission.Reluctance in the U.S. has now fallen away. At Schneider Trucking in Green Bay, Wis., all the new trucks they buy have automated transmissions.The kicker for driving instructors is increased safety, said Bill Collins, owner of Interstate Truck Driving School in South St. Paul. At a simulator at the school, one student practiced shifting gears on a 10-speed manual transmission. In a gravel lot out back, two students prac-ticed backing up, another inspected the undercarriage of a truck using an orange pointer. Most of my students want to drive the manual and I try to talk them out of it,Ž Col-lins said. The biggest reason is the safety.ŽCollins said theres less for drivers to worry about when they dont have to shift gears. But some companies still have manual transmissions because they dont replace trucks as often as the big over-theroad carriers, so Collins still teaches students to drive a manual transmission.And not all drivers are persuaded that automatic is better.Abdullahi Abdulle, from Columbus, Ohio, who was taking a break at Stockmens Truck Stop off Interstate 494 in South St. Paul, said he doesnt mind shifting gears.In fact, it helps keep him alert, he said. Hes been driv-ing for three years and was waiting for a new load.Automatic, you just relax,Ž Abdulle said. And when you relax, you may take a nap. On the road.Ž SEMISFrom Page C1multiple USB ports, wireless charging pad and adaptive cruise control.In fact, the Kia Forte almost everything was either pleasing or better than expected. Its too bad that brands can blind us to the true value of a product. Theres little doubt that if youre considering a Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze or Nissan Sentra youd be better off buying the Kia Forte. But you wont of course. A Kia? What would the neighbors say? Dont let the brand name put you off; the 2019 Kia Forte is one of the best compact sedans you can buy. Look for it when it goes sale shortly. KIAFrom Page C1The 2019 Kia Fortes ride quality is exceptional for the class. Bumps are noticed, but not felt, except for the very worst of them. [KIA MOTORS AMERICA/TNS] Cody Pinkerton learns how to shift a sixth speed truck on a simulator at Interstate Driving School on Aug. 30 in South St. Paul, Minn. [JERRY HOLT/MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 C3 MOVIES & TVSTAY TUNEDTV Insider: The buzz-worthy news MOVIE REVIEW By Ed SymkusMore Content NowTheres never been an article in the title of a Predator film. Only Predator,Ž Predator 2,Ž and Predators.Ž (Sorry, the silly mashups with the Alien movies dont count.) So why is this sequel called THE Predator?Ž Simple: because its about one specific member of the armor-skinned creatures that makes its way to Earth. Well, an accurate telling of it would say that its about two of them ƒ and their space dogs.Ž But The PredatorsŽ just doesnt work. Besides, theres so much of more interest here than proper titles. Like, for instance, the fact that the film kicks off with a classic two-stories-at-once intro: Camouflaged military sharpshooters are about to blow away some nasty hostage-takers when an escape pod from a galactic ship, piloted by one of those visible/invisible violenceprone things comes roaring down from the skies. All hell, naturally, breaks loose, resulting in lead sniper Quinen McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) not only surviving the assault, but also making good use of a stolen invisibility tool. That mayhem switches over to one of a different sort, to bright (make that genius), geeky sixth grader Rory (Jacob Tremblay) „ whose last name is McKenna and, of course, is Quinens son „ being bullied at school. Then its right back to dad, whos in a pickle for not behaving in proper military manner, and ends up on a bus populated with other military troublemakers thats headed to the brig, or wherever the military sends guys who they deem to be loonies.Ž But wouldnt you know it „ that facility is in the same complex that houses Project Stargazer, where scientists have captured, sedated, and secured „ yeah, right! „ a Predator, and where brilliant evolutionary biologist Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn) has been brought to help figure out why the creature has some human DNA coursing through its veins. And so its time for a next serving of many things happening at once and for additional hell to break loose. That entails Rory getting an anonymous gift of some Predator gear and inadvertently sending out a beacon to any other Predators in the nearby universe; the sedatedŽ Predator waking up in the science facility and showing how distraught he is to be there by slicing through a gaggle of scientists; and Dr. Bracket first attempting to shoot down but then teaming up with those unruly prisoners. Under the slick and surefire direction of Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,Ž Iron Man 3,Ž The Nice GuysŽ), the film wastes no time putting together a mix of terrifically edited wild and furious action with some raunchy and sometimes grisly humor. Theres a great deal of cursing, and its very violent, but it smartly keeps the gore factor to a minimum. The reason it works, though, is due to another more prevalent mix, that of snappy dialogue, a story thats constantly moving forward, and across the board strong performances, some of which put a spotlight on the raucous camaraderie of the men on the bus, and others that make true leaders of the characters, most notably in the cases of Holbrook and Munn. Email Ed Symkus at esymkus@rcn.com.Newest Predator is a wild, funny, violent good timeThis “ lm is going to do some big business, and will please franchise fans as well as newcomers, so theres no reason for the series not to keep on keeping on. [TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX] TV Insider is a weekly roundup of whats happening in the world of television. From ratings winners and losers to the latest news items to what shows are generating buzz, TV Insider keeps you up to date on all things television. Dispatches: Weekly TV news € Cant wait until Sept. 25 for the third season premiere of This Is Us?Ž NBC is here for you. The network will air The Paley Center Salutes This Is UsŽ on Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The onehour special highlights the first two seasons of the popular drama and includes interviews with cast members, writers and producers who comment on the shows events and the choices they made with characters and plot. € Sharing is caring or during pilot season, promotion. CBS is offering advanced access to the pilot episode of God Friended Me.Ž The show, starring Brandon Michael Hall, follows atheist Miles Finer after God sends him a Facebook friend request. The pilot is available on CBS.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagrams IGTV. € Comic book fans rejoice. DC Universe will launch its subscription service on Batman Day, Sept. 15. Designed for the DC fan, the service will showcase DCs characters as well as original live-action and animated series, classic films and TV series, animated movies, a curated selection of digital comic books and access to exclusive merchandise. Contenders: Buzz worthy shows worth your time € Ryan Murphys American Horror Story: ApocalypseŽ returns this week (FX/Wednesday, Sept. 12). Touted as a crossover between the Murder HouseŽ and CovenŽ seasons, the new story focuses on nothing less than a nuclear apocalypse and the coming of the anti-Christ. The creepy images released on social media suggest that Murphy wont disappoint the shows rabid fanbase. € Things are less scary over on Hulu with the Sept. 14 premiere of The First.Ž An optimistic look at boldly going where no one has gone before, the Mars expedition drama features Sean Penn as an astronaut on the first manned mission to the red planet. The series is notable because it applauds honorable ambition but also explores the emotional toll it takes. € Starz documentary America to Me,Ž a 10-part series from Steve James, covers a year at Chicagos Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the most diverse suburban public high schools in the country. Called one of the most important shows to debut this year,Ž and an invaluable look at where inequity begins,Ž the show is an insightful depiction of teenage students and their committed teachers. Airing now. Report Card: A look at winners and losers € Winners: Men and motorcycles won the week for FX. The premiere of Mayans M.C.Ž on Sept. 4 was the highest rated episode of any new cable series this year. Total viewers for the biker series from Sons of AnarchyŽ creator Kurt Sutter numbered 6.8 million across all platforms. USA Network also had reason to celebrate. The all-crime-islegal-for-12 hours premise of film franchise The PurgeŽ drew in 1.39 million viewers for its TV series version. The premiere was one of the networks best series or season debuts so far this year. New comedy series RelŽ got a nice bump from NFL Football on Fox but it was NBCs first Sunday Night Football broadcast of the season that won Sunday night with 19.74 million viewers. € Losers: The women of the annual Miss America competition failed to draw viewers for ABC. The broadcast had its lowest-ever ratings. Melissa Crawley The PredatorWritten by Fred Dekker and Shane Black; directed by Shane Black With Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown Rated R A Simple Favor is a complicated comedy-mysteryMOVIE REVIEW By Ed SymkusMore Content NowPaul Feig got his career cooking in TV, directing multiple episodes of Arrested Development,Ž Nurse Jackie,Ž and The Office.Ž When he jumped to feature films, he zeroed in on comedies with female leads, seeming to be most comfortable when Melissa McCarthy was starring. Feig directed the McCarthy vehicles Bridesmaids,Ž The Heat,Ž Spy,Ž and the GhostbustersŽ reboot. But since shes gone off to try some more serious stuff (Can You Ever Forgive Me?Ž opens in mid-October), Feig, with A Simple Favor,Ž has moved over to a couple of very different actors „ Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively „ and made a film thats a comedy as well as a mystery and a thriller. Yet it at first just appears to be about a couple of women who recently became pals, even though theyre extreme opposites. Single mom Stephanie (Kendrick), widowed when her husband was in the wrong car at the wrong time, is prim, proper, chatty, nerdy, always smiling, and always keeping herself busy with her Hi, Moms!Ž advice video blog. Happily married Emily (Lively) is confident, forward, always cursing, and an expert on the proper way to make afternoon martinis. But, hold on ƒ is Emilys marriage to failed author Sean (Henry Golding) really all that happy? And why is it that when Stephanie innocently snaps a photo of her, she not only tells her firmly to delete it, she also threatens her with violence if it isnt done immediately? More important, maybe Stephanie should listen when Emily looks her in the eye and says, You do not want to be friends with me.ŽIt might not be a good idea for Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) to sneak that shot of Emily (Blake Lively). [PETER IOVINO] A Simple FavorWritten by Jessica Sharzer; directed by Paul Feig With Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding Rated R

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DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, my son and his family moved a couple of hours away. He's my only child. I know he's busy with his wife, two children and his job, but I would like to hear from him more than every two weeks -or longer -just to know what is going on in their lives. He told me I could call him, but I feel like I'm imposing. I'd like to be more involved in their lives. I would also like to be closer to my daughter-in-law. We have had a couple of good phone conversations recently, but I sense that she wants her own space. I'm not an overbearing person, and I'm working on expectations vs. reality, being overly emotional when my expectations are not met and fear of sharing these emotions because I'm afraid my son and his wife won't like what I have to say. I feel they have been pushing me away. What can I do, other than wait for them to call and work on how not to get upset when they don't include me? They have let the grandchildren stay with me a couple of weeks at different times over the summer. I'm trying to do things with friends, but I really prefer being around my son and family because I feel happier (or used to). It has been heartbreaking. -WORKING ON IT DEAR WORKING ON IT: Your son has told you it's all right to call him, so you should. Because of the blessing of modern technology, there are other options as well -texting, video chat, etc. If you are unfamiliar with them, make it a point to learn. Be grateful your son and his family are independent, and try harder to ll more of your time with hobbies and interests of your own. If you do, you will be a more interesting person to be around. Your son and his wife should not be the focus of your life the way he was when he was a child and you were responsible for him. It isn't healthy for you or your relationship with them. DEAR ABBY: My ance and I are in our late 20s and get into arguments about what time to leave a party. I usually need to leave around 11:00 p.m. or midnight, and I think he should leave when I do. I'm a full-time student with a full-time job, so I don't go out often. Between school and work, I don't have weekends off like he does. He accuses me of being selsh for wanting him to leave. He says he doesn't want to be "lame." I don't think it's appropriate for a woman to leave a party on her own. Am I selsh? Should I try to stay up later so he can have a good time? -PARTY ETIQUETTE DEAR PARTY ETIQUETTE: No, your job and your studies have to be your top priority. Years ago, I would have agreed that your ance should leave with you. However, these days, women are more independent. Cellphones and ride-sharing have given us other options. Unless you are concerned that leaving alone would be dangerous, don't turn it into an argument if he wants to stay. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Grandparent feels that family has been slowly drifting apart PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018:This year you could nd your ability to communicate drawing new people toward you. Old friends and loved ones also relish talking to you. Enjoy socializing and expanding your immediate circle of friends. If you are single, many potential sweeties become more intrigued after speaking with you. You might be 10 months away from forming a major bond. If you are attached, you enjoy chatting together so much that you might decide to re-create your rst few dates. SAGITTARIUS does not mean to be so critical.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You feel lucky because of a loved ones attention and support. You can be encouraged to do what you might not try normally. This person feeds your self-esteem, and willingly cheers you on. Your adventurous spirit emerges as you take a risk. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your ability to turn a situation around and make it favorable for more than one person emerges. Others are thankful for your generosity. Your ability to see possibilities soars at the moment. Someone you admire pushes you to go for a long-desired goal. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Be more open when dealing with others later in the day. You might want to stay focused and on topic. You will want to get through certain matters quickly so that you can feel unburdened this weekend. Reach out to someone at a distance. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could be more fatigued and tired than you have been in a while. Honor what is happening. You have been talking and thinking about taking an important trip or experiencing a new, exciting happening. Youll be best served by detaching. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Use good sense before agreeing to an expense that could push the limits of your budget. If youre left to your own devices, your self-discipline will go south by the evening. Attempt to moderate your choices. Honor your feelings toward a ery friend. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You have become more expressive and verbal. You see others respond more positively to you. Do not let shyness or a momentary blush hold you back from continuing this new exchange of thoughts and energy. Ask needed questions. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Curb your spending, and dont change a spending-related decision. You smile from ear to ear, ready to take action. Someone might be concerned by the nancial implications of your plans. Have a discussion and be willing to cut back. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Use today to the max. You can probably sense a greater responsiveness from a key person in your life. A partner or loved one could deliver quite the jolt. If you maintain a sense of humor, everything will ow smoothly. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You could feel off because of what is happening around you. Somehow, others energy seems to deplete you. You feel as if you cant get enough time for all of the socializing. Relax and make a phone call to people who energize you. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Examine what is going on around you. Others seem to be moving through their days with efciency and the need to get out early. Schedule a late lunch with a friend. Before you know it, you become a bundle of energy. The two of you swap gossip and jokes. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You feel as if a boss demands a lot from you. Make it your pleasure to follow through on what is important for you to do. Someone who is observing you could be quite impressed. A comment or compliment from this person makes you smile. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might sense that your control is not as smooth as you would like it to be. Others seem to be more decisive and energized. You could be experiencing a more creative phase, and your concerns might not be about power and control. DailyCommercial.com | Friday, September 14, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, the 257th day of 2018. There are 108 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Bualo, New York, of gunshot wounds inicted by an assassin; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. ON THIS DATE: In 1861 the rst naval engagement of the Civil War took place as the USS Colorado attacked and sank the Confederate private schooner Judah o Pensacola, Florida. In 1927 modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of the sports car she was riding in. In 1954 the Soviet Union detonated a 40-kiloton atomic test weapon. In 1972 the family drama series "The Waltons" premiered on CBS. In 1975 Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the rst U.S.-born saint. In 1982 Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before. In 1994 on the 34th day of a strike by players, Acting Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced the 1994 season was over.

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