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LOCAL & STATE / A3DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION KICK OFF CONSTITUTION WEEK SPORT | B1WEEK 4 IN REVIEW: SCOTT SPARKS EUSTIS GROUND ATTACK @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, September 18, 2018 75 ¢ Local & Health ..............A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 VOLUME 142, ISSUE 261 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Lake County History Museum Curator Bob Grenier won the right to bring the statue to the museum in Tavares, where he says it wil l be displayed in historical context. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Lake commissioners seek neutral ground in Confederate statue controversyBy Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … First they were for the Confederate statue, then they were against it, and now the Lake County Commission seems to be trying to stake out a middle ground in the explosive controversy.Commissioners, who had supported bringing the statue to a museum in Tava-res, reversed course after a group of angry citizens converged on a commission meeting in July and promised to tell the museum board the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith wasnt welcome here.The commission didnt follow through on that promise, however, and now several members of the board appear to be trying to broker a compromise between opponents and supporters of the statue that satisfies both sides in this racially charged issue.During the highly emotional July 24 commission meeting, more than two dozen people beseeched the commission over the course of two hours to use their influence to block the statue from coming to the Lake County History Museum in Tavares.Apparently moved by the outpouring of anger and hurt, four of the five com-missioners agreed."We'll take the informa-tion that we took here today and bring it to the museum board," Commission Board backtracks on statueBy Carol MorelloThe Washington PostNikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday accused Russia of systematically cheatingŽ on international sanctions against North Korea by illicitly helping the country acquire oil and coal.Three months after President Donald Trump held a summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Haley told the U.N. Security Council that Moscow has been actively working to undermine Secu-rity Council sanctionsŽ imposed on North Korea.Why, after voting for sanctions 11 different times is Russia backing away from them?Ž she said. We know the answer. Its because Russia has been cheating. And now theyve been caught.ŽHaley spoke at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called by the United States. Repeating an accusation she made last week, Haley said Russia had threatened to block an independent report on the status of North Korean sanctions unless a list of Russian viola-tions was excised.Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia denied that Russia had violated sanctions or blocked the report.This is a falsehood,Ž he said, according to the official translation of his remarks.Citing Russias actions in Syria, the alleged poisoning of a former spy in England and election interference in the United States, Haley said, Deny, distract and lieŽ is the new norm of Russian culture.ŽHaleys remarks represented another example of administration officials using uncompromising rhetoric against Russia even as Trump has played up his friendly relationship with President Vladimir Putin.Trump also has exchanged warm regards with Kim, even though negotiations to curb North Koreas nuclear and ballistic program have been stalemated. Last month, Trump canceled Secretary of US: Russia cheating on North Korea sanctions See SANCTIONS, A6By Claire GalofaroThe Associated PressFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. „ The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times.Get out now,Ž a voice boomed from a bullhorn. This is an emergency.ŽWaheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news reports about drowned towns all over the state and rain that hadnt yet stopped.All that water is going to come this way,Ž Anissa said, trying to convince her mother it was time to leave. The city had taped a manda-tory evacuation notice to their front door, and a friend in the fire department had called to warn: I dont want to have to come pick you up in a boat.ŽThey still had 22 hours until a deadline to go, and Waheeda wanted to stay. She pointed out the window and said, wishfully, Look, I think the rains letting up.Ž As the days drag on, Hurri-cane Florence has taken this deceptive turn: The violent winds that rattled shingles off houses and tore down trees have subsided, and the pounding rain has eased, lull-ing many in the storms path into believing theyve already weathered the worst of it „ even as rivers quietly churn and continue to rise.The storm has claimed at least 20 lives and an untold number of homes on its slow march across North Carolina, inundating city after city : Wilmington, New Bern, Lumberton. Now authorities are warning that by the time the Cape Fear River in In Carolinas, a question: Stay or go?U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, top, and Randy Haba, bottom left, talk to Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., as he is rescued from a rooftop Monday in Pollocksville. [STEVE HELBER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See STORM, A6By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Police have charged a man with DUI with serious injury and failing to stop after his vehicle struck three pedestrians.Tavares Police Officer Charles Davis Scott witnessed the white vehicle leave the road at 14942 Old Highway 441 at 10:37 p.m. Saturday and strike three women with the front bumper and right front quarter panel of his car.He rushed to help them and called for an ambulance.The vehicle stopped a quarter mile away.I then ran on foot toward the white Cadillac Escalade, which I had observed continue driv-ing eastbound on Old Highway U.S. 441ƒ.,Ž Scott wrote in his report. A man stepped out of the car, but when Davis identified him-self as a police officer, the man got back in the car and drove off.I had not gotten close enough to the vehicle to read the ƒ license plate number,Ž Davis wrote.Another officer called the Lake County Sheriffs Office with a description of the vehicle.Not far away, in Mount Dora, Police: Drunk driver hit 3 women and sped o Haehn See CRIME, A6 See STATUE, A6


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Sunday, Sept. 16 Fantasy 5: 10-14-21-26-35 Monday, Sept. 17 Pick 5 Afternoon: 2-8-4-3-1 Pick 4 Afternoon: 1-5-5-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-6-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-3LOTTERY By Susan Montoya Bryan and Matt SedenskyThe Associated PressLAREDO, Texas „ A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.Though investigators didnt detail Juan David Ortizs history with the women, who were believed to have been sex workers, they said he knew them before killing them and leaving their bodies by rural Texas roadsides during a 10-day string of violence.He had the trust of most of the victims that were involved in this kill-ing,Ž said Chief Deputy Federico Garza of the Webb County Sheriffs Office. So he took that opportunity to commit this crime.ŽAuthorities said Ortiz grew convinced police were closing in on him, amassing weapons at his home for a possible confrontation. In the end, officers attempted to apprehend him at a gas station, but he fled to a nearby hotel parking lot. They said Ortiz tried to make his cellphone appear like a weapon in hopes of being shot by officers, but he was captured without incident around 2 a.m. on Saturday. Garza said he was con-fident the killings will stopŽ because they had nabbed the right suspect. But he was less sure that no other victims of Ortiz, who had worked for Border Patrol for a decade, would be discovered.Were not confident of that,Ž he said, but assured the public investigators were scouring Ortizs history in case any other crimes may be linked.Fear of additional victims is particularly haunting for sex workers, including Christa Daring, executive director of Sex Workers Outreach Proj-ect-USA. Daring said the organization routinely hears stories of women preyed on by law enforce-ment officers and that it seemed plausible there were other victims of Ortiz.Typically somebody who has this kind of access to really vulnerable populations is active for more than two weeks,Ž Daring said.Victims families echoed that concern.I believe that its just kind of like a small piece of it,Ž said Alberto Luera, a second cousin of 42-year-old Claudine Anne Luera, who was discovered shot on a rural roadside Thursday. I would imagine that things are just going to keep showing up.ŽGarza said Ortiz men-tioned the dislike for the community ... the victims representedŽ and anger he had inside of himŽ „ presumably a reference to comments made under police questioning. But even as additional details of Ortizs alleged crimes trickled out, authorities were still scouring for clues that would give a better understanding of what motivated the killings.The question thats out there is, Why did he do this?Ž Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said. He later added: We are trying to get into the mind of this killer.ŽBefore being hired by Border Patrol, Ortiz served in the U.S. Navy for nearly eight years, until 2009, holding a variety of medical posts as well as a three-year detachment with the Marines. A Navy spokes-woman declined to answer questions about the nature of the suspects discharge or whether hed been disciplined.The Border Patrol said there was nothing in Ortizs background sug-gesting he was capable of such crimes. At a news conference, a representative of the agency said he had a minor incident in his background, but they gave no details on it.Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four counts of murder in the deaths, as well as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint linked to a fifth woman who escaped, Erika Pena. After running off, that woman found an officer. Her tips helped police zero in on Ortiz.According to affidavits Ortiz confessed to the killings after he was taken into custody Sat-urday. He was being held on $2.5 million bond.Besides Luera, police also identified Melissa Ramirez, 29, among the slain. A third victim was a transgender woman identified by police by the birth name Umberto Ortiz, but who reportedly was known as Janelle. The fourth victims name wasnt released.Ortiz was believed to have acted alone. Jail records dont list an attorney for him.Police: Agent targeted victimsLaw enforcement of“ cers gather Saturday near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas. [DANNY ZARAGOZA/THE LAREDO MORNING TIMES VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEFPHILADELPHIACatholic dioceses sued over disclosure of allegationsParents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy filed a lawsuit Monday against Pennsylvanias eight dioceses and their bishops asking a judge to compel them to release information about abuse allegations.The lawsuit filed Monday in Pittsburgh comes a month after a statewide grand jury report detailed sexual abuse allegations against more than 300 priests over decades in six of the states dioceses. The lawsuit alleges the dioceses havent met their obligations to report child sexual abusers under state law.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXASMan who survived mass shooting dies in car wreckAuthorities say a Texas man who survived a mass shooting during a video game tournament last month in Florida has died in a car crash.The Texas Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old Ryen Aleman of Robstown was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck near Corpus Christi. Aleman was among the participants at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, last month when a fellow gamer opened fire, killing two people. The Associated Press

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURG Man charged with possessing child pornographyFDLE agents have arrested a Leesburg man and charged him with five counts of possessing child pornography.William A. Cline, 56, of the 33000 block of Ryan Drive, was arrested by Florida Depart-ment of Law Enforcement agents Friday after receiving a Cyber Tipline Report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The images in this case were discovered in a cloud storage service.Cline reportedly confessed to liking images of girls and boys from ages 10-12. He said he knows it is morally and legally wrong,Ž the report read.He was taken to jail and held on $5,000 bond. MOUNT DORAMount Dora man accused of exposing himself at TargetPolice on Friday arrested a man at Target and charged him with exposing himself and touching a wom-ans arm. Because Ryan M. Inman, 42, of Mount Dora, has been convicted of battery in the past, he was charged with battery, second offense, which is a felony. The alleged incident occurred at 5:42 p.m. UMATILLA Man charged with stealing motorcycleA stolen motorcycle was recovered and a 28-year-old man was arrested after a Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy saw the alleged thief driving the motorcycle recklessly on County Road 42 early Saturday.A report by MCSO Deputy Jon Allen states that he saw a 2015 Honda motorcycle being driven in a "reckless" manner as it was headed west on CR 42. Allen tried to make a traffic stop but the rider turned onto the 20000 block of Southeast 157th Place and, according to a witness, got off the motorcycle and went into a camper on property nearby.Allen checked the serial number of the bike and found it had been reported stolen in a Sumter County case.A K-9 unit was called and the owner of the camper gave per-mission for a search but no one was not found.After permission was given by the property owner to search a trailer, Eathan Bridwell of Uma-tilla, was found "hiding behind a mattress," the report states.The owner of the Honda was called and took possession of the motorcycle, which had been changed from white to red and black in color.Two people said they had seen Bridwell operating the motorcycle and one of them said he had seen Bridwell riding it for about a month, the report states. Allen arrested Bridwell on a charge of grand theft of a motorcycle. He remained at the Marion County Jail late Sunday. Anger vented at governor during South Florida campaign stopBy Zac AndersonGateHouse MediaVENICE -With the nox-ious smell of red tide hanging in the air and a fresh wave of dead fish washing up on nearby Gulf beaches, a large crowd of people incensed about the devastating algae bloom that has plagued the region for months directed their anger at Gov. Rick Scott during a campaign event in Venice Monday.Protesters jammed the side-walk and spilled into the street around Mojos Real Cuban, forcing Scott to enter the restaurant through the back door and leave the same way after just 10 minutes as members of the crowd shouted coward.ŽScott didnt take any media questions during the brief, tumultuous event and did not give a speech to the group of a few dozen supporters gathered inside the restaurant.The Republican governor is on the defensive about his envi-ronmental record as he tries to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Protesters gath-ered Monday took aim at Scott for cutting funding for environ-mental agencies early in his first term, arguing Scotts cost-cut-ting and deregulation have kept the state from implementing measures that could have helped minimize naturally occurring red tide blooms.The more I learn about red tide the more I can point to Rick Scott making it worse,Ž said Venice resident Rich Peabody, 71. Its not his fault but hes making it worse.ŽPeabody stood by the back door to Mojos and shouted cowardŽ at Scott as he left the restaurant.Hes a coward; he wouldnt face these people,Ž said the Red tide protesters assail ScottInman A big crowd of protesters beseiged a Rick Scott campaign event in Venice Monday, criticizing the governor over his environmental record as red tide befouls the Southwest Florida coast. [HERALDTRIBUNE STAFF PHOTO / ZAC ANDERSON] See PROTEST, A4The annual observation by the DAR encourages the study of nations founding documentsConstitution Week, the annual commemoration of the document that describes the foundations of American democracy, began Monday in commu-nities across the nation. In Eustis, the Daughters of the American Revolution Ock-lawaha Chapter, marked the day by ringing bells. The Daughters of the American Revoluti initiated the observance in 1955, when the organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedi-cate September 17-23 of each yearas Constitution Week. Congress adopted the resolution, and on August 2, 1956, President Dwight D Eisenhower signed it into law. The celebrations goals are to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Consti-tution in September 1787, to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of Americas heritage and the foundation of our way of life, and to emphasize U.S. citizens responsibil-ity to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.Constitution Week beginsFrankie Goebel, BJ Hausermann and Vickie Stockglausner ring the bells with the Daughters of the American Revolution as they celebrate the beginning of Constitution Week on Monday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and their families gather in Eustis as they celebrate the beginning of Cons titution Week on Monday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Jim Turner The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASE „ Democratic agriculture-commissioner candidate Nikki Fried and other state Cabinet candidates from both parties want to see federal banking changes that could lead to Florida financial institutions being open to people and businesses with ties to the medical-marijuana industry.But Frieds proposal for a state-created bank to handle the burgeoning industrys money has little support from other candidates who may be part of the next Cabinet.Fried, an attorney and medical-marijuana lobbyist from Fort Lauderdale, has made revamping regulations about the cannabis industry and banking a high-profile issue because of difficul-ties she has had in securing a bank for her campaign account.Fried said as a Cabinet member she would lobby the federal government to enact laws that would protect banks that handle money tied to marijuana. She also would advocate that the Candidates want federal changes on pot bankingDarrin Potter, Vice President for Production for GrowHealthy, in the ” owering room at the GrowHealthy facility in Lake Wales. [PIERRE DUCHARME/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See POT, A4By John KennedyGateHouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE … Floridas next governor looks likely to enter office with a small budget surplus, but future belt-tightening may still be needed, a legislative panel was told Friday. With dueling approaches on the econ-omy dividing Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSan-tis, a state economist told the Legislative Budget Commission that $223 million should be left over next year, Next governor faces tough budget choices See BUDGET, A4


A4 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | IN MEMORY Mary L. Johnson 93, of Eustis, passed away on September 13, 2018. She was born in Beijing, China and moved to the United States from Taiwan in 1973 with her husband, retired airline Capt. Merrill D. DocŽ Johnson. Capt. Johnson predeceased Mary. She retired in 2008 after working 30 years as the owner-operator of the China Lane restaurant of Eustis. She moved to Eustis permanently in 2004. She is a Past President of the Florida Chinese Business Association and a member of the Eustis Assembly of God Church. Mary will be deeply missed by her children; Peter (Angela) Lee of Neshanic Station, New Jersey, Sandy Johnson of Leesburg, James (Carmelia) Johnson of Winter Springs, Florida and Frank Johnson of Eustis, her grandchildren; Kristen (Alden) Gargiulio of Park Ridge, New Jersey and Michael (Annie) Lee of Burke, Virginia, and her great grandchildren; Logan Gargiulio, Makenna Lee and Adelyn Lee. Memorial services will be held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Saturday, September 29th at 1 PM with Pastor Larry Boone officiating. You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting hamlinhilbish. com. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. 352-357-4193. Mary L. Johnson Funeral Services Francis Joseph BarnumFrancis Joseph Barnum, 90, of Wildwood died Saturday, September 15, 2018. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg. TodaysServices semi-retired Peabody, who moved to the area nine years ago. Look at our beaches.ŽScott supporters who came out to see the gov-ernor said its unfair to blame the governor for the algae bloom when red tide has been documented going back centuries.We have an extreme amount of red tide this year but its something weve seen since the American Indians,Ž said Patricia Pool, 58, of Sarasota. PROTESTFrom Page A3 states top financial regu-lator, who is overseen by the Cabinet, maintain an open doorŽ policy for banks handling marijuana money. Also, she said she would urge fellow Cabi-net members to charter a bank that could handle the money.We can start a state bank. That is something I have been proposing as well, a national state-bank that is controlled by the Cabinet that we can take dollars from compa-nies and have it housed in one location,Ž Fried said during a conference call last week in which she was joined by former Gov. and Congressman Charlie Crist, D-Fla.Fried said a statebacked back would be better positioned for Florida lawmakers to provide defense from any actions on the fed-eral level.ŽFrieds call came as twice in the past two months her campaign account been bumped from national banks, first by Wells Fargo, then by BB&T.Florida voters in 2016 approved a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medi-cal marijuana. While Florida is one of about 30 states with such legalization, cannabis remains illegal on the federal level. As a result, financial institu-tions have been reluctant to put themselves into a position where they can be accused of laundering drug money.These banks are plac-ing limits on access to medical marijuana and limits on the care Florid-ians can receive,Ž Fried argued.Frieds Republican opponent for agriculture commissioner, state Rep. Matt Caldwell of North Fort Myers, has a different plan to address medical-marijuana issues.Caldwell wants to move the Office of Med-ical Marijuana Use from the Florida Department of Health to the Depart-ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The winner of the Caldwell-Fried race in November will head the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the next four years.I am advocating for the largest role possible for the commissioner in order to see the medical cannabis program instituted and developed consistent with the law and Florida Constitu-tion,Ž Caldwell said.Asked about the state establishing a bank to handle the interests of businesses tied to medi-cal marijuana, Caldwell said businesses have been using state-chartered banks to solve this chal-lenge in the free market.Ž Private banks can be state chartered or federally chartered.Caldwell also said he would continue to support a proposal by Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Fort Walton Beach, that would down-schedule cannabisŽ which is now considered by the federal government like heroin and cocaine.This would also ease the challenges for outside industries, such as bank-ing,Ž Caldwell said.Democrat Jeremy Ring, a former state senator running for state chief financial officer, was the only major-party Cabinet candidate who backed Fried in setting up a state-chartered bank to handle medical-mar-ijuana money. However, Ring would place a caveat on how the financial institution is run.As long as it serves as a depository institution, solely, then yes, the Cabinet should consider establishing a state-chartered bank,Ž Ring said. A depository institution could be a commercial bank, while examples of non-depos-itory institutions could include such things as securities firms.Ring also backed Fried in establishing new rules for the state Office of Financial Regulation to help medical-marijuana businesses.Sooner or later, the federal government will have to either change the classification of mari-juana, legalize it in some capacity or go after more than half of the nation,Ž Ring said. Until that point, I do believe that states do have a role in assisting businesses, par-ticularly here in Florida where over 70 percent of voters backed the legalization of medical marijuana.Ž POTFrom Page A3 even after the states top spending needs are met. It is a very small amount if you put it in the perspective of the overall general revenue fund,Ž said Amy Baker, coordinator of the Legislatures Office of Economic and Demo-graphic Research.Baker pointed out the surplus is less than one percent of the tax dollars lawmakers will have on hand to put together the 2019-20 state budget. She also cautioned that spending demands are on course to put the state into a budget shortfall the next year, unless some reductions are made. One area absorbing a growing share of the state budget by 2020 will be in health care. Because of rising Medicaid costs and an anticipated cut in federal aid, such services are poised to demand 30 percent of state dollars in 2020, up from about 17 percent next year. Gillum wants to expand Medicaid to cover more lowerincome Floridians. But the latest predicted increase in health care costs emboldens Republicans who hold majorities in both chambers of the Legisla-ture that they're likely to maintain after the elec-tion to oppose any such move. The Florida Senate in 2015 supported a modi-fied version of Medicaid expansion and even Gov. Rick Scott once said he supported it, although he later retreated from that stance. Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, said Friday that Republican lawmakers have no interest in revis-iting the issue. I dont see that theres an appetite in the Legislature, including the Senate, for what we call traditional Medic-aid expansion under the Affordable Care Act,Ž Galvano said. DeSantis has offered few specifics on his economic plans, but has praised the policies of the term-limited Scott. Gillum, though, chal-lenged the dismissal of Medicaid expansion by Republican leaders, ridiculing their indifference to our health care crisis.Ž I have met thousands of people across this state crying out for a better health care system that actually lets them access the preventative and life-saving care they need,Ž Gillum said. He vowed to compel the Legislature to expand health care access to millions of Floridians.Ž BUDGETFrom Page A3Whoever succeeds Rick Scott as governor will inherit a small budget surplus but will likely have to make tough budget choices eventually. [AP FILE PHOTO] By Carla K. JohnsonThe Associated PressA school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including marijuana. Results published Monday mean 2.1 million middle and high school students have used them to get high.Vaping is generally con-sidered less dangerous than smoking, because burning tobacco or marijuana generates chemicals that are harmful to lungs. But there is little research on e-cigarettes long-term effects, including whether they help smokers quit.The rise in teenagers using e-cigarettes has alarmed health officials who worry kids will get addicted to nicotine, a stimulant, and be more likely to try cigarettes. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration gave the five largest e-cigarette makers 60 days to produce plans to stop underage use of their products. Nearly 9 percent of stu-dents surveyed in 2016 said they used an e-cigarette device with marijuana, according to Mondays report in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. That included one-third of those who ever used e-cigarettes.The number is worry-ing because cannabis use among youth can adversely affect learning and memory and may impair later academic achieve-ment and education,Ž said lead researcher Katrina Trivers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Students who said they lived with a tobacco user were more likely than others to report vaping marijuana.Its unclear whether marijuana vaping is increasing among teens or holding steady. The devices have grown into a multi-billion industry, but they are relatively new.In states where marijuana is legal, shoppers can buy cartridges of liquid containing THC, the chemical in marijuana that gets people high, that work with a number of devices. Juul, by far the most popular e-cigarette device, does not offer marijuana pods, but users can re-fill cartridges with cannabis oil.It was the first time a question about marijuana vaping was asked on this particular survey, which uses a nationally representative sample of students in public and private schools. More than 20,000 students took the survey in 2016.2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 A5By Christine SextonThe News Service of FloridaMore than 2.6 million people in Florida lacked health insurance at some point in 2017, according to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.That means about 12.9 percent of the states population last year was uninsured „ up from 12.5 percent in 2016 „ as Florida continued to be higher than the national average of 8.8 percent.Florida is going in the wrong direction, and Florida already had a high uninsured rate to begin with,Ž said Joan Alker, executive director and research professor at the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy.Nationally, the data showed that about 1 in 4 uninsured people were 26 to 34 years old, and about 1 in 5 uninsured people were ages 34 to 44. Data also indicated that the uninsured tended to have lower incomes and were more likely to have high school educations or less.Florida had the fifthhighest rate of uninsured residents in the nation, with the higher states Texas (17.3 percent), Oklahoma (14.2 percent), Alaska (13.7 percent) and Georgia (13.4 percent).The release of the new numbers comes at a time when health care remains one of the top issues dividing Florida political leaders and as it has become a key issue during this years elections.Democrats have long called for expanding Med-icaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act to include uninsured child-less adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. But the Republican-controlled Legislature has rejected the idea.Before his 2014 re-elec-tion campaign, Republican Gov. Rick Scott came out in favor of Medicaid expansion but later resumed his oppo-sition to the idea. Scott is running for the U.S. Senate this year, trying to unseat longtime Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.Scott spokesman McKin-ley Lewis said the narrative that Medicaid expansion is a cure-all just isnt trueŽ and that 19 states that expanded Medicaid have seen an increase in the number of uninsured.ŽAfter President Donald Trump was elected, Scott called for Congress to repeal the federal health care overhaul, which was pushed into law by former President Barack Obama and is commonly known as Obamacare. The effort ultimately failed, although Florida is now part of an ongoing lawsuit that could dismantle key portions of the law.A closer look of the new data shows that in Florida, about 45 percent of people with insurance in 2017 obtained it through their employers. Medicare, the government-run program for people 65 and older, and Medicaid, which covers the poor, elderly and disabled, account for 21.7 percent and 18.6 percent of the insured population, respectively. Another 3 percent of Florid-ians with health insurance obtained it through the Veterans Administration, according to the data.The remaining people obtained their insurance, according to the Census data, by directly purchasing policies. For many people, that meant buying policies on the federal health care exchange, which was cre-ated through the Affordable Care Act.Jodi Ray, director of the organization Florida Cov-ering Kids & Families, said she wasnt surprised by the Census data.Florida Covering Kids & Families works to provide education, training and enrollment assistance to help people obtain health coverage. As she travels the state, its not unusual for her, she said, to speak with residents who arent aware that they can enroll in the federal health insur-ance exchange.It never fails to shock me when I hear them say, I thought that went away,Ž she said.Florida uninsured rate increases, exceeds national averageBy Martin Crutsinger The Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced Sunday.Meredith announced that it was selling Time magazine for $190 million in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer.Meredith had completed the purchase of Time along with other publications of Time Inc. earlier this year.The Benioffs are purchasing Time personally, and the transaction is unrelated to Salesforce. com, where Benioff is chairman and co-CEO and co-founder. The announcement by Mere-dith said that the Benioffs would not be involved in the day-to-day operations or journalistic decisions at Time. Those decisions will continue to be made by Times current execu-tive leaders hip team, the announcement said.Were pleased to have found such passionate buyers in Marc and Lynne Benioff for the Time brand,Ž Meredith president and CEO Tom Harty said in a statement. For over 90 years, Time has been at the forefront of the most signif-icant events and impactful stories that shape our global conversation.ŽMeredith, the publisher of such magazines as People and Better Homes & Gardens, had put four Time Inc. publications up for sale in March. Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million


A6 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comState Mike Pompeos planned visit to Pyongyang, hours before the diplomat was due to leave, because Trump felt the talks were not making sufficient progress,Ž he tweeted.The United States is trying to maintain what officials call the maxi-mum pressureŽ campaign of North Korean sanc-tions, though Trump has said he longer uses the term because were get-ting along.ŽThe administration led efforts last year to dramatically increase wide-ranging sanctions against North Korea to dry up its revenue for missile and nuclear programs.But Haley said the United States has evidence that Russia has been evading the measures by helping with ship-to-ship transfers of oil, coal and other goods.Step by step, sanction by sanction, and time and time again, Russia is working across the board to undermine the sanc-tions regime,Ž she said.Nebenzia accused the U.S. administration of undercutting diplomatic overtures by refusing to make any concessions to Pyongyang, only demands. And he said the White House is being overly aggressive in Security Council in an attempt to subjugateŽ the body to U.S. policy.Chinas ambassador Ma Zhaoxu said confrontation is a dead-end,Ž and called for U.N. sanctions to be enforced but gradually lifted as a reward for steps toward denuclearization.Last month, Trump tweeted that China is providing North Korea with considerable aid, including money, fuel, fertilizer and various other commodities. This is not helpful!ŽIn a briefing to the council, U.N. political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo warned that despite some positive steps, there continue to be signs the DPRK [North Korea] is maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.Ž SANCTIONSFrom Page A1 Cumberland County crests Tuesday at 62 feet (19 meters) „ 27 feet (8 meters) over its flood stage „ it will threaten to swamp anything within a mile on either side of it. Its tributary, the Little River, is expected to flood, too.More than 7,000 people were ordered to evacuate by Sunday afternoon. But many, weary of a storm thats lingered on and on, did their own rough calcu-lus of the odds and decided to stay.As the Cape Fear River swelled, rescue teams trudged along its banks, pleading with people to get out of its way. Police officers went door to door. The mayor of Fayetteville presented the problem in the starkest of terms: Evacuate or notify your legal next of kin.Military trucks in rural corners of the county barreled down dirt roads quickly becoming mud pits. Please go,Ž soldiers asked stubborn residents along the massive river that curls downstream through small towns, farms and rural mobile home parks and into the city of Fayetteville, where the Reeses live in a subdivision that butts up against the bank.Anissas friend down the street was evacuating with his family and knocked on her door, begging her and her mother to come. The Reeses had packed their things just in case, tuck-ing important documents in a water-tight bag. They stacked chairs on top of tables and moved all the family photos upstairs. Then they waited to see what would happen.A few miles away, a high-water rescue team comprising two dozen soldiers from Fort Bragg rested on cots in an arena „ preparing for water to surge into neighborhoods and send residents climbing out windows and onto rooftops, a familiar scene since Florence made land-fall Friday morning.I want to make sure those citizens realize the decisions theyre making,Ž said Lt. John Savage, who commands the team that knocked on doors to talk with those staying behind. We have thorough con-versations with them to let them know the gravity of the situation theyre in.ŽOver the weekend, a military truck rolled down the mucky lane to Kevin Blades house 20 miles (32 kilometers) upstream from Fayetteville, near where the Cape Fear and Little rivers meet. Savage said there is particular concern about this area. Six horses were drinking from floodwater already pooling on the front lawn. Power had been out for days. The dirt road to the house was so soggy, the truck got stuck in the mud and Blades and a neighbor had to tow it out.Blades informed the sol-diers he planned to stay anyway and not to worry because he had an escape plan in mind. If I have to,Ž he said, Ill ride the horses out of here.ŽThe soldiers left, the Blades played cards, the rain poured on, and the river rose.a sheriffs deputy stopped a vehicle matching the description on the same road.Davis drove up in his patrol car and identified the suspect and noticed what he called severeŽ front end damage to the Cadillac.He later went back to the accident scene and picked up broken pieces of the SUV and placed them into evidence.The driver was identified by his Ohio drivers license as Scott A. Haehn, 49. Haehn lives in Umatilla.Haehn said he did not know how the front of the car became damaged. He denied hitting the pedestrians.He refused to undergo a field sobriety test, but he did agree to an alcohol breath test.His initial reading was .305, the second, .301, according to the arrest affidavit. The legal limit in Florida is .08 blood alco-hol concentration. He was also charged with resisting without violence.Police on Monday were unable to give an update on the womens condition. They could not be reached by the Daily Commercial. CRIMEFrom Page A1 Chairman Tim Sullivan said at the conclusion of the discussion. "I think you've seen from the commissioners' actions that there is no longer a want or a desire to bring this statue to Lake County."But Sullivan admitted this week that he never spoke to the museum board, which subsequently affirmed the decision of its curator to bring the statue here.Sullivan said the lack of a followup comes down to poor timing. Sullivan had a vacation planned for the week after the July 24 meet-ing and it simply slipped his mind.It was an error on my part not to follow up immediately,Ž he said.He also said that other, more pressing issues had occupied his mind at the time.Things are crazy in the summertime,Ž Sul-livan said, citing budget talks and a great deal of public hearings. Hope-fully things will calm down and we can focus more on these long-term issues.ŽCommissioner Leslie Campione, however, did send a letter to the Historical Society after that meeting asking that they seek input from the community before taking further action.At last Tuesday's commission meeting, the board no longer appeared interested in blocking the statue but seemed to be looking for a compromise."Perhaps by some miracle, we may turn a negative into a positive,Ž Campione said.Many supporters of the statue attending the meeting clapped, but Commissioner Wendy Breeden, the only commissioner still firmly opposed to the statue, said she had withdrawn her emotionalŽ support of the statue and wished the museum would take community concerns more seriously.Breeden, a former librarian, likened the situation to the defense of library books.I have had to defend library materials against censorship more than once,Ž she said.Commissioners Sullivan, Sean Parks, and Josh Blake werent nearly as outspoken during the meeting, but each said they felt comfortable with Campiones suggestion of seeking a compromise.Sullivan later said that there was plenty of time before the statue arrived to figure out what to do and that he hoped to start an advisory committee to work out a solution.I believe theres a way ahead that we can improve the museum and get all the players talking,Ž he said.Parks was less certain about the idea of com-promise but also wasnt adamantly opposed to the statue.Blake also supported compromise, but said he preferred the commission stay out of it altogether.It really has nothing to do with us,Ž Blake said. The only thing we could do is censor the museum.Ž He also said that if the commission must take action, he hopes it will be in the direction of compromise.I absolutely agree it should be presented in its proper context,Ž Blake said. All sides should be told.ŽThe commission may take up the issue officially in October, but until an agenda is set, there is no guarantee. STATUEFrom Page A1This 9-foot statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith represented the State of Florida in Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. before the Florida Legislature voted to replace it with a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL] STORMFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 A7 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MS AMJJA 2,840 2,880 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,888.80 Change: -16.18 (-0.6%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 MS AMJJA 25,720 25,980 26,240 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,062.12 Change: -92.55 (-0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1096 Declined 1675 New Highs 77 New Lows 81 Vol. (in mil.) 2,846 Pvs. Volume 2,929 2,211 1,976 920 1959 73 79 NYSE NASDDOW 26184.47 26030.35 26062.12 -92.55 -0.35% +5.43% DOW Trans. 11598.45 11436.79 11468.73 -102.11 -0.88% +8.07% DOW Util. 740.36 735.28 739.50 +2.62 +0.36% +2.23% NYSE Comp. 13073.96 13020.58 13031.89 -18.63 -0.14% +1.74% NASDAQ 8002.78 7890.07 7895.79 -114.25 -1.43% +14.38% S&P 500 2904.65 2886.16 2888.80 -16.18 -0.56% +8.05% S&P 400 2049.29 2027.51 2028.49 -18.07 -0.88% +6.73% Wilshire 5000 30267.91 30044.66 30068.73 -206.79 -0.68% +8.18% Russell 2000 1722.28 1702.71 1703.55 -18.17 -1.06% +10.94% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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The two governments have already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 bil-lion of each others goods, and another round of tariffs would represent a significant escalation in the trade dispute between the worlds two largest economies. The U.S. has been locked in an escalating trade dispute with China, its biggest trading partner. Trade worries impact stocksMARKET WATCHDow 26,062.12 92.55 Nasdaq 7,895.79 114.25 S&P 2,888.80 16.18 Russell 1,703.55 18.17 NYSE 13,031.89 18.64COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,199.70 4.70 Silver 14.122 .080 Platinum 800.90 2.30 Copper 2.6335 .0060 Crude (Oct.) 68.91 .08MARKET MOVERS€ Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., up 58 cents to $23.43: The Food and Drug Administration approved Tevas drug Ajovy, an injection intended to prevent migraines. € ConocoPhillips, up 74 cents to $74.24: Energy companies rose along with oil prices Monday. By Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ One of Chinas most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American compa-nies, according to news reports Monday.The comments by Lou Jiwei, a former finance minister and chairman of Chinas sovereign wealth fund, follow reports regulators are squeezing American companies by slowing down customs approvals and stepping up environmental and other inspections. Also Monday, an offi-cial newspaper called for more aggressive measures to make American pain worseŽ following tariff hikes by both sides on $50 billion of each others goods.Beijing is considering Washingtons invitation last week to revive talks on their fight over Chinese technology policy and plans for state-led development of global champions in robotics and other fields. Amer-ican officials say those violate Beijings market-opening commitments and worry they might erode U.S. industrial leadership.Speaking Sunday at an economics forum, Lou said Beijing should disrupt supply chains of American companies that rely on Chinas vast manufacturing industries, the website reported.Chinas counterattack strategy needs to restrict exports to the United States as well as (imports of) U.S. goods,Ž Lou was para-phrased as saying.Only knowing the pain of fighting will stop the war and cause (the United States) to negoti-ate seriously,Ž said Lou.Lou was finance minister through 2016 and serves as chairman of Chinas 1.9 trillion yuan ($290 billion) National Social Security Fund, which manages assets of government pension plans. He is a former chairman of Chinas sov-ereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corp.The Chinese government said last week it welcomed Washingtons proposal for more talks, though neither side has given any indication it is willing to compromise. Communist leaders see their industry plans as a path to prosperity and global influence.China wants talks based on mutual trust,Ž said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang. He didnt answer directly when asked whether Beijing would back out if U.S. Presi-dent Donald Trump goes ahead with a proposed tariff hike on $200 bil-lion of Chinese goods.If an increase goes ahead, China will have to take necessary countermeasures,Ž said Geng at a regular daily briefing.Chinese o cial: Beijing should target goods needed by US


A8 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comTODAYSWORKOUT Lungecomboworkslowerbody ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNow I tdoesnttakemuch whenitcomesto exercisingyourlower body.Aslongasyouare notsitting,youaregettingsomelevelofphysical fitnessinyourlegs. Yourlegsaregetting aworkoutfromwalkingheretothere,during cardioandduringspecific toningexercises.Byaddingaweight,youllseethe mostamountofchange. Ourmovetodayisafront andbacklungecombo.This movewillbeworkingyour quadriceps,hamstrings andglutes.Yourcorealso benefitsfromthebalance andstabilitytoexecutethis exercise.Youwillneeda setoflighttomediumhand weightsifyouwantthe addedresistance;otherwise focussimplyonthemove. Beginbystandingtall, holdingyourchestupand engagingyourcore.Ifyou plantouseweights,grasp themineachhandbyyour side,otherwisejustplace yourhandsonyourhips. Startbysteppingout frontwithoneleg,leadingwithyourheel.Bend inthefrontknee,keeping itbehindyourfronttoe. Yourbacklegwillhavethe weightbearingonyour toesandthatkneepointed towardtheground.The ideaistohavebothknees bentata90-degreeangle. Onceyoureachyour deepestpoint,pressback uptoastandingposition, andswingthefrontleg towardthebacktodrop intoyourbacklunge. Keepingthefocuson theleadingleg,continue thisfrontandbacklungingmotionforatleasteight to10times.Takeasmall breakandswitchlegs. Keepaslowerpace,as balanceisafactor.Give yourselfatleastthreesets oneachside.Thismove isgreattoaddintoany lowerbodyroutineoron itsownwhenyouneedthat extralittlesomething. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinator atFontaine-GillsYMCA inFlorida,canbereached T henumberofchildren diagnosedwithattention deficithyperactivitydisorder(ADHD)hasreached morethan10percent,asignificant increaseduringthepast20years, accordingtoarecentstudy. Therisewasmostpronouncedin minoritygroups,suggestingthat betteraccesstohealthinsuranceand mentalhealthtreatmentthrough theAffordableCareActmighthave playedsomeroleintheincrease.The rateofdiagnosisduringthattime perioddoubledingirls,althoughit wasstillmuchlowerthaninboys. Buttheresearcherssaytheyfound noevidenceconfirmingfrequent complaintsthattheconditionis overdiagnosedormisdiagnosed. TheU.S.hassignificantlymore instancesofADHDthanotherdevelopedcountries,whichresearchers saidhasledsometothinkAmericans areoverdiagnosingchildren.Dr.Wei Bao,theleadauthorofthestudy,said inaninterviewthatareviewofstudies aroundtheworlddoesntsupportthat. Nonetheless,thosedoubtspersist.Dr.StephenHinshaw,whocoauthoreda2014bookcalledThe ADHDExplosion:Myths,Medication,Money,andTodaysPushfor Performance,ŽcomparedADHDto depression.Hesaidinaninterview thatneitherconditionhasunequivocalbiologicalmarkers,soitmakesit hardtodetermineifapatienttruly hastheconditionwithoutlengthy psychologicalevaluations.Symptoms ofADHDcanincludeinattention, fidgetybehaviorandimpulsivity. ItsprobablynotatrueepidemicofADHD,ŽsaidHinshaw, aprofessorofpsychologyatthe UniversityofCalifornia-Berkeley andaprofessorofpsychiatryat UC-SanFrancisco.Itmightbe anepidemicofdiagnosingit.Ž Ininterpretingtheirresults,however,thestudysauthorstiedthe highernumberstobetterunderstandingoftheconditionbydoctors andthepublic,newstandardsfor diagnosisandanincreaseinaccessto healthinsurancethroughtheACA. BecauseoftheACA,somelowincomefamilieshaveimproved accesstoservicesandreferrals,Ž saidBao,anassistantprofessorof epidemiologyattheUniversityof IowaCollegeofPublicHealth. Thestudy,publishedinJAMA Network,useddatafromtheNational HealthInterviewSurvey,anannual federalsurveyofabout35,000households.Itfoundasteadyincrease indiagnosesamongchildrenfrom about6percentofchildrenbetween 1997and1998tomorethan10percentbetween2015and2016. Advancesinmedicaltechnology alsomayhavecontributedtothe increase,accordingtotheresearch. Twentyyearsago,pretermorlowweightbabieshadahardertimesurviving.Thosefactorsincreasethe riskofbeingdiagnosedwithADHD. Thestudyalsosuggeststhat fewerstigmasaboutmental healthcareinminoritycommunitiesmayalsoleadtomorepeople receivinganADHDdiagnosis. Inthelate1990s,7.2percent ofnon-Hispanicwhitechildren,4.7percentofnon-Hispanic blackchildrenand3.6ofHispanic childrenwerediagnosedwith ADHD,accordingtothestudy. By2016,itwas12percentof whitekids,12.8percentofblacks and6.1percentofHispanics. Overthepastseveraldecades, Hinshawsaid,theresbeenan expandedviewofwhocandevelop ADHD.Itsnolongerviewedas adiseasethataffectsonlywhite middle-classboys,aseatingdisordersarenolongerseenasafflictingonlywhitemiddle-classgirls. Still,hecautionedagainstoverdiagnosingADHDincommunitieswhere behavioralissuescouldbetheresult ofsocialorenvironmentalfactors suchasovercrowdedclassrooms. ThestudyfoundratesofADHD amonggirlsrosefrom3tomorethan6 percentoverthestudyperiod.Itsaid thatwaspartlyaresultofachangein howtheconditionisclassified.For years,ADHDpertainedtochildren whowerehyperactive.Butinrecent years,theAmericanPsychiatricAssociationaddedtoitsguideofmental healthconditionsthatdiagnosis shouldalsoincludesomechildrenwho areinattentive,Baosaid.Thatraised thenumberofgirls,heexplained, becauseitseemstheyaremore likelytobeinthatsecondsubtype. Ifwecomparethesetwo,you caneasilyimaginepeoplewilleasily recognizehyperactivity,Žhesaid. KHNscoverageofchildrenshealth careissuesissupportedinpartby theHeising-SimonsFoundation. Tipsforparents€ Createaroutine. Trytofollowthesame scheduleeveryday,fromwake-uptimeto bedtime. € Getorganized. Encourageyourchildto putschoolbags,clothing,andtoysinthe sameplaceeverydaysoyourchildwillbe lesslikelytolosethem. € Managedistractions. TurnofftheTV, limitnoise,andprovideacleanworkspace whenyourchildisdoinghomework.Some childrenwithADHDlearnwelliftheyare moving,orlisteningtobackgroundmusic. Watchyourchildandseewhatworks. € Limitchoices. Offerchoicesbetweena fewthingssothatyourchilddoesntget overwhelmedandoverstimulated.For example,offerchoicesbetweenafew options,suchasthisout“torthatone,or thistoyorthatone. € Beclearandspecificwhenyoutalkwith yourchild. Letyourchildknowyouare listeningbydescribingwhatyouheard themsay.Useclear,briefdirectionswhen theyneedtodosomething. € Helpyourchildplan. Breakdowncomplicatedtasksintosimpler,shortersteps. Forlongtasks,startingearlyandtaking breaksmayhelplimitstress. € Usegoalsandpraiseorotherrewards. Useacharttolistgoalsandtrackpositive behaviors,thenletyourchildknowthey havedonewell.Besurethegoalsarerealistic„babystepsareimportant! € Disciplineeffectively. Insteadofyelling orspanking,usetimeoutsorremovalof privilegesasconsequencesforinappropriatebehavior. € Createpositiveopportunities. Children withADHDmay“ndcertainsituations stressful.Findingoutandencouraging whatyourchilddoeswell„whetherits school,sports,art,music,orplay„can helpcreatepositiveexperiences. € Provideahealthylifestyle. Nutritious food,lotsofphysicalactivity,andsuf“cientsleepareimportant;theycanhelp keepADHDsymptomsfromgettingworse.Source:CentersforDisease ControlandPreventionMarloAllevademonstrates frontandbacklunges.[SCOTT WHEELER/THELEDGER] Doublethe diagnoses PercentageofchildrenwithADHD hasjumpedinthepast20years BIGSTOCK/MCNILLUSTRATION HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEKBENEFITS OF JIGSAW PUZZLES According to Ravensburger and Target, Jigsaw puzzles can: € Exercise the le and right sides of your brain at once. € Its a mental workout that improves problemsolving skills. € Improve your short-term memory. € It reinforces connections between brain cells. € Improve your visual-spatial reasoning. € This helps with driving a car, packing, using a map. € Are great meditation tools and stress relievers. € Focusing on one image for a long period is meditation. HEAT ILLNESSCOOL DOWN QUICKLYWhen youre feeling hot, the rst thing you want to do is apply a cool towel to your forehead. It feels good, of course, but for maximum impact, applying this cooling agent to pulse points like your wrist or neck is actually a far better alternative. VACCINESONLINE RESOURCEThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new interactive guide ( vaccines/growing) to help navigate the vaccines recommended at each stage of life. This resource teaches families about vaccinepreventable diseases and highlights the recommended timing for key immunizations. „ Brandpoint

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Just as public-health officials were starting to celebrate their success at keeping cigarettes out of the hands of teens, a new threat to their health rushed in: electronic cigarettes. Even teens who never considered picking up a cigarette are using e-cigarettes, or vaping pens, because they wrongly believe they are not harmful. They are. E-cigarettes arguably may be safer than traditional cigarettes the scientific jury still is debating that point but the battery-operated device that vaporizes a liquid nicotine solution is a dumb choice for youth. The nicotine vaporized in e-cigarettes is highly addictive, and research has connected vaping with heart, lung and brain problems. Solvents and other ingredients in the liquid are also toxic and may be carcinogenic. And more alarming, scientists are certain e-cigarette use leads to regular smoking for many teens: 12to 17-year-olds who vape are twice as likely to become regular smokers within a year, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. Teen use of e-cigarettes has reached epidemic proportion,Ž U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced last week. The FDA is warning retailers and manufacturers if they cant keep their products out of the hands of underage users, the agency may ban flavored products used in the trendy handheld devices. The FDA has told five e-cigarette manufacturers to find ways to stop underage youth from using their products or the agency could require them to stop selling flavored products that appeal to children. Its obvious that flavored e-cigarettes are marketed directly at teens, with bright color packaging and flavors that mimic candy, fruit and alcoholic drinks. Washington state officials can help by raising the age to 21 to buy these products along with tobacco or consider banning e-cigarettes outright as San Francisco has done. Even though state and federal laws already ban vaping-product sales to anyone under age 18, young people have no problem buying e-cigarette brands such as the popular Juul. While only 6 percent of Washington 10th graders reported smoking cigarettes in the 2016 Health Youth Survey, 13 percent said they had used e-cigarettes or vape pens. E-cigarettes are also more popular than traditional cigarettes in 8th and 12th grade, the Washington student survey found. Of 3.6 million U.S. middleand high-school students who say they are tobacco users, 2.1 million use e-cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While cigarette smoking has decreased overall, teen smoking and use of e-cigarettes has not declined, according to Public Health Seattle & King County. The FDA has already banned candyand fruit-flavored cigarettes. Flavored electronic cigarettes need to go as well. The FDA must follow through with this promise. Too many children are at risk because of nicotine peddlers who care more about profits than children. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONGet avored e-cigarettes hooking teens o the shelf OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comLast week The New York Times jolted Washingtons pol itical class with an opinion article by an anonymous seniorŽ White House official who asserted that many of President Donald Trumps top advisers are actually working to undermine his policies, which they consider irresponsible, immature and potentially harmful to national security. The piece raised several serious questions about Trumps fitness for office, the functioning of his administration, and whether bureaucrats should impose their judgment over that of the peoples elected officials. But after considering recent events in Cuba, perhaps that article takes on an ominous new tone. A year ago, after months of complaints by its staff, the State Department recalled from Havana all nonessential personnel, including family members. The department did so after a sonic attackŽ of unknown origin made at least 25 American diplomats or their relatives sick. The Americans reported symptoms like cognitive impairment, vertigo, sleeplessness, persistent headaches, hearing loss and tinnitus. The State Department described the condition as akin to mild traumatic brain injury. America also expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, despite Cubas denial of knowledge or involvement in the alleged attack. The Cold War with Floridas closest foreign neighbor, it seemed, was back on. Then, earlier this month the Times reported that doctors who had examined the diplomats concluded that microwave blasts were a main suspectŽ in the illnesses. The State Department and the FBI declined to affirm the theory. But Allen Frye, a scientist who first uncovered the effect of microwave beams on the brain in the 1960s, told the Times it was possible that Cubans aligned with Russia ... might have launched microwave strikes in attempts to undermine developing ties between Cuba and the United States.Ž Last week, Dr. Douglas Smith, who headed the medical team that evaluated the diplomats, walked back the findings. He told ABC News that microwaves were on the list, but we havent determined it is the source.Ž Subsequently, The Washington Post, reporting on a congressional hearing about the Cuban incident, cited two experts who rejected the microwave theory. Microwave weapons is (sic) the closest equivalent in science to fake news,Ž Alberto Espay, a neurologist at the University of Cincinnati, told the Post. Yet, the theory wont die. On Tuesday, the Miami Herald, citing an NBC News report, noted that unidentified U.S. officials said federal agencies investigating the incidents have intercepted intelligence communications that point to Russian responsibility for the attacks, although the evidence is not conclusive enough to formally accuse Moscow.Ž Frank Mora, a Latin American expert at Florida international University, told the Herald that Russias involvement, after its election meddling here and the poisoning of Russian expatriates in Britain, meant the United States has to react in some way.Ž The State Department has insisted that its position on the Cuban incident has not changed and that the investigation continues, the Herald reported. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert urged reporters to be very skepticalŽ of NBCs story. We need to know whose agenda is at work here. Unfortunately, by not identifying its sources, NBC refused to shed light on that. Was Russias involvement in the Cuba attacks real? We need the truth, and fast. The Ocala Star-BannerANOTHER OPINIONCuba and our diplomatsWe are, at this moment, experiencing the most significant cultural and moral revolution in American history. There are several different battles raging as a part of this larger struggle, from basic civil rights such as the ability to own the weapon of your choice to protect your family to your God-given right to freely follow the tenets of your religion to the satisfaction of your own conscience. These fundamental ideas are under attack, but the culture war has not stopped there. It has extended into what we are allowed to know or acknowledge from our own past. Leftist forces in this country seek to punish history itself for past wrongdoing, and this battle has shown up unexpectedly in Lake County. The statue of General Edmund Kirby Smith was acquired by the curator of the Lake County Historical Museum, Tavares Councilman Bob Grenier, with the support of his board members. It was, objectively, a unique piece for a small museum. A large, bronze statue that has been displayed in Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. for approximately a century to represent the State of Florida „ whether of a good person or a bad person „ has inherent historical value. I have expressed that I am agnostic concerning the life of Gen. Smith. Im confident that, like all humans, there were good and bad things about him. I have said that I would be equally interested if it were a statue of Ulysses S. Grant. The larger point is that an independent museum board has acquired the right to display an artifact with legitimate historical value. For context, let me list a couple of items currently in the Smithsonian in Washington D. C., the nations flagship museum: A German Nazi swastika flag. Does this display honor the mass-murdering Adolf Hitler or does it help to tell the story of the great human tragedy he ignited on this planet? A sign from one of FDRs internment camps for the Japanese during WWII. Does this sign glorify the idea that our president rounded up large numbers of Americans based solely upon their race and imprisoned them during the war? Of course not. These items simply tell the story of human history „ a story with no shortage of awful events and terrible people. If, like me, you believe that humanity is a fallen race in need of divine redemption, this comes as no surprise. We must learn from history, but it is awfully hard to learn from something that has been swept under a rug or destroyed. The Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida currently has Gen. Smiths extensive botanical samples. Is UF racist and trying to drag Florida back into the mistakes of the past? Dont be absurd. To be honest, I didnt run for county commission to fight for the right of a local museum to display certain artifacts „ to fight against government censorship. I ran to cut taxes, deregulate at every opportunity and to keep local government out of your hair. But when I see the leftist culture war show up in Lake County, complete with pitchforks and torches, I say the buck stops here. When I see a decent and honorable man, such as Bob Grenier, called a racist, a line has been crossed. Those who have done so have made liars of themselves. I currently serve as the Lake County Commission liaison to the Library Advisory Board. I can tell you unequivocally that my general opinion would be the same if citizens were to bring me lists of books they believe must be burned. This impulse must be resisted. I have already mentioned, on the record, the atrocities that were committed against Christians in the Roman coliseum. Untold thousands were tortured and murdered for their beliefs. As a Christian, I find those stories revolting, but I dont believe any history associated with that period should be removed from the public eye. To the contrary, it is their continued presence in the public eye that serves to remind us of our collective human depravity. The culture war „ the nihilistic moral revolution that seems to engulf our nation „ now seeks to swallow up historical museums along with the other fundamental elements that make us who we are. It is, for me, a bridge too far. If even history itself, along with the civil liberties that make us uniquely American, is a sinking ship, it is a ship I will not now abandon. Josh Blake is a Lake County Commissioner for District 5.ANOTHER OPINIONConfederate statue has legitimate historical value Josh Blake


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe midway point of high school footballs regular season is nearly upon us.Many teams playing this week will take part in their fifth game, and nine of the areas 13 gridiron programs sport records of .500 or better.The Florida High School Athletic Association will begin releasing its weekly playoff point standings on Sept. 25. Until then, a quick glance at records would appear to give The Vil-lages (3-0) serious bragging rights.However, with five area teams sporting 2-2 records, the playoff race is wide open.Also, keep in mind that First Academy of Leesburg and Mount Dora Christian Academy, while not eligible for the FHSAA playoffs, could be playoff contenders in the Sunshine State Ath-letic Conference. Week 4 Injury UpdateThere were no reports Football week 4 in reviewEustis running back Rashon Scott (5) runs in traf“ c during Fridays game against Tavares at Argin A. Boggus Stadium in Tavares. Scott ran for 172 yards in the Panthers 33-20 win. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Mount Doras third-string quarterback Roman Newkirk passed for 117 yards with a touchdown and ran the ball 16 times for 73 yards in a loss to Ocala Trinity Cathilic. [JOE OTT/CORRESPONDENT] Eustis Rashon Scott sparks powerful Panther ground attack By Tim ReynoldsAP Sports WriterDAVIE „ The Miami Dol-phins are off to a perfect start, which they know guarantees nothing.Before now, the most recent season where the Dolphins started 2-0 ended up with them missing the playoffs. And the last time they started 0-2, they actually went to the postseason.So starting with two wins „ one of only seven NFL teams to do that this season, plus sitting alone atop the AFC East for good measure „ obvi-ously beats any alternative fate at this point in the season, though Dolphins coach Adam Gase wasnt exactly spending time figuring out how to distribute playoff tickets on Monday.Ive been 6-0 and not made the playoffs,Ž Gase said. It doesnt matter.ŽGase was an assistant coach with the 2009 Denver Broncos, who rolled into their bye week 6-0, winning by an average of 11.1 points per game. They came back from the bye and lost eight of their final 10 games. Lesson learned. The Dolphins were last 2-0 in 2013, actually winning their first three that year before sputtering to an 8-8 finish. Gases first season in Miami was 2016, those Dolphins started 0-2 and 1-4, and made the playoffs regardless.Youve got to play every week, youve got to reset it every week, youve got to work to get better, try not to be a team thats up and down, try to be consistent,Ž Gase said. Youre going to lose games in this league. Thats why theres only been one undefeated team thats ever won it all and another undefeated team didnt win the last game „ so nobody really cares.ŽTo be clear, he wasnt drawing any parallel to the 1972 perfect Dolphins or the 2007 New England Patriots team that went 16-0 in the regular season and wound up losing the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.Gase knows this team has to get better, with much to clean up before playing host to the Oakland Raiders (0-2) on Sunday. And although he insi1sts that whats said out-side the Dolphins facility doesnt matter, some players are finding a bit of satisfaction knowing that Miami might already been exceeding the gloom-and-doom expecta-tions they heard about coming At 20, Dolphins and Gase arent fazed By David Porter and Regina Garcia-CanoThe Associated PressOCEANPORT, N.J. „ Its early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans star-ing at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to reach 10 points and even promised two Team A start-ers a cut of the winnings.With dozens of states rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting a federal ban on sports gambling, will fixed scenarios like the one above become more common?The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think so, and have argued for years that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fix-ing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully so far, a cut of state gambling revenues to increase monitoring.Meanwhile, architects of New Jerseys successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. They point to the Arizona State basketball point-shaving scandal in the 1990s, which was uncovered after legal bookmakers in Las Vegas noticed unusually large sums being wagered on Sun Devils games.Yet the prospect of easy, legal access to sports gambling for athletes and others has many in sports concerned.Theyre going to create a bigger pool for more kids and for more money to get involved,Ž said Jamall Anderson, a running back on the 1996 Boston College football team whose players were found to have bet against their own team. Its really going to create a big mess, I think.Ž Targeting college athletesCollege athletes are generally considered easier to convince than pros to influ-ence games. Two reasons: they are younger and arent paid directly to play. They also arent strangers Easier gambling has sports worriedSee REVIEW, B3Willie Taggart walked into the room, took a nervous swig of water and did his best to get his flailing program back on track. The words had clearly been swirling around in his head for the past 48 hours, since another dismal performance by the Florida State Seminoles. He even jotted them down on paper, to make sure he didnt forget anything. Our fans have every right to have high expectations of our program, and I can assure you that no one has higher expectations than I do,Ž Taggart said Monday, his eyes focused firmly on the notes in front of him. We have a proud history and tradition of football at FSU, and this is on our shoulders to carry on the torch. Our fans, students, alumni and former players deserve a team that plays better than what we have so far this season.Ž Taggart has been the coach in Tallahassee for all of three games. More than enough time, it turns out, to look hopelessly overmatched in his new post. Now, it seems only a matter of time before the Seminoles are forced to move on from this trainwreck of a personnel decision. The only questions are how much it will cost them in the end, and how much damage will be left for the next coach to clean up. Actually, one more question should be asked: Why did Florida State think Taggart was qualified to run such a high-profile program? He had coached only one season at a Power Five school, leading Oregon to a rather ordinary 7-5 mark in the weak Pac-12 conference before returning to his native state to lead an Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse, or the remnants of one. Before that, he went a combined 40-45 in seven seasons at Western Kentucky and South Florida. In light of his less-thanimpressive resume, maybe its not all that surprising that Taggart is off to a 1-2 start with the Seminoles, but this goes beyond the obviously disappointing record. The Seminoles have looked dysfunctional, confused, disorganized and poorly coached in blowout losses to Virginia Tech and Syracuse, and even in a way-too-close victory over FCS school Samford. Taggarts performance at FSU in big trouble just 3 games into Taggart era P a u l N e w b e r r y Paul NewberrySee NEWBERRY, B3 See DOLPHINS, B3 See GAMBLING, B3


B2 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVBASEBALL 7 p.m. NBCSN „ Minor League, Triple-A Championship, Teams TBA EQUESTRIAN 6 p.m. NBCSN „ FEI World Equestrian Games, Vaulting Individual Male Compulsory Competition, at Mill Spring, N.C. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Boston at N.Y. Yankees 7 p.m. FS-Florida „ Washington at Miami 7:30 p.m. ESPN „ St. Louis at Atlanta 8 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Texas 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers OR Chicago Cubs at Arizona (joined in progress) SOCCER 12:55 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Group stage, Barcelona vs. PSV Eindhoven 3 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Group stage, Liverpool vs. Paris Saint-Germain 9 p.m. ESPNEWS „ NWSL, sem“ nal, Chicago vs. North Carolina, at Portland SPORTS BRIEFS IN BRIEFEAGAN, MINN. Vikings cut Carlson after 3 missed FGsThe Minnesota Vikings have waived rookie kicker Daniel Carlson, after the fifth-round draft pick pulled all three of his field-goal attempts wide right at Green Bay.Two of Carlsons misses came in overtime on Sunday, forcing the Vikings to settle for a 29-29 tie with the rival Packers. Carlson was promptly cut on Monday, as the Vikings signed wide receiver Aldrick Robinson.The Vikings didnt immediately add a replace-ment for Carlson, but coach Mike Zimmer confirmed theyve invited free agent Dan Bailey to Minnesota for a physical exam.PHILADELPHIACarson Wentz cleared to return for Eagles Hes back.Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3.Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL on Dec. 10, 2017 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams and had sur-gery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.Foles embraced his role from the start and wanted to return to the Eagles this season instead of seeking a starting opportunity elsewhere.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.Bills RB McCoys status uncertain with rib injury Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been diag-nosed with damage to his rib cartilage, leaving his status uncertain for Buffalos game at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.Coach Sean McDermott listed McCoy day to day, and didnt rule him out from playing. McDermott didnt provide much detail on Monday except to say McCoys status will be determined by how much pain he can tolerate. McCoy was hurt a day earlier in the third quarter of a 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. SUNRISE, FLA.Barkov takes over as captain of PanthersAleksander Barkov is the new captain of the Flor-ida Panthers.Barkov is taking over for forward Derek MacKen-zie, who held the role for the last two seasons. The 23-year-old from Finland becomes the 10th player to be designated as Floridas captain.The Panthers made the announcement Monday, with general manager Dale Tallon saying the deci-sion to turn the captaincy over to Barkov was about turning this team over to our young core.ŽBarkov is entering his sixth NHL season. He is coming off the best year of his career, with 27 goals and 51 assists for 78 points in 79 games. The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 2 0 0 1.000 47 32 New England 1 1 0 .500 47 51 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 60 37 Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 23 78 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Jacksonville 2 0 0 1.000 51 35 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 40 44 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 44 43 Houston 0 2 0 .000 37 47 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 68 46 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 70 37 Cleveland 0 1 1 .250 39 42 Pittsburgh 0 1 1 .250 58 63 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 80 65 Denver 2 0 0 1.000 47 43 L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 59 58 Oakland 0 2 0 .000 32 53 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 1 1 0 .500 28 29 Washington 1 1 0 .500 33 27 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 39 39 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 28 40 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 75 61 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 43 42 Carolina 1 1 0 .500 40 39 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 61 66 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 1 .750 53 52 Minnesota 1 0 1 .750 53 45 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 23 24 Detroit 0 2 0 .000 44 78 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 2 0 0 1.000 67 13 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 46 51 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 24 27 Arizona 0 2 0 .000 6 58WEEK 2 Sept. 13Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 23Sundays GamesIndianapolis 21, Washington 9 New Orleans 21, Cleveland 18 Tennessee 20, Houston 17 Miami 20, N.Y. Jets 12 L.A. Chargers 31, Buffalo 20 Atlanta 31, Carolina 24 Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 21 Kansas City 42, Pittsburgh 37 Green Bay 29, Minnesota 29, OT L.A. Rams 34, Arizona 0 San Francisco 30, Detroit 27 Jacksonville 31, New England 20 Denver 20, Oakland 19 Dallas 20, N.Y. Giants 13Mondays GameSeattle at Chicago, lateWEEK 3 Thursdays GameN.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 23New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. New England at Detroit, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 24Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m.LATE SUNDAY COWBOYS 20, GIANTS 13NEW YORK 0 0 3 10 „ 13 DALLAS 10 0 3 7 „ 20 First Quarter Dal„Austin 64 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), 13:26. Dal„FG Maher 37, 6:01. Third Quarter Dal„FG Maher 29, 10:43. NYG„FG Rosas 28, 4:31. Fourth Quarter Dal„Elliott 6 run (Maher kick), 5:45. NYG„Engram 18 pass from Manning (Rosas kick), 1:27. NYG„FG Rosas 38, :11. A„95,512. NYG DAL First downs 17 16 Total Net Yards 255 298 Rushes-yards 17-35 25-138 Passing 220 160 Punt Returns 3-14 1-0 Kickoff Returns 2-56 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 33-44-0 16-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 6-59 0-0 Punts 6-43.3 4-43.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 3-24 6-47 Time of Possession 32:12 27:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„New York, Barkley 11-28, Manning 3-4, Gallman 1-2, Stewart 2-1. Dallas, Elliott 17-78, Prescott 7-45, Austin 1-15. PASSING„New York, Manning 33-44-0-279. Dallas, Prescott 16-25-0-160. RECEIVING„New York, Barkley 14-80, Engram 7-67, Beckham 4-51, S.Shepard 3-24, Latimer 2-41, Ellison 2-5, Gallman 1-11. Dallas, Elliott 5-9, Thompson 4-33, Austin 2-79, Beasley 2-13, T.Williams 1-12, Hurns 1-9, Gallup 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS„None. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 17 5 6 57 59 33 New York Red Bulls 17 7 5 56 53 32 New York City FC 14 8 7 49 51 38 Columbus 12 8 8 44 35 34 Philadelphia 12 12 4 40 40 45 Montreal 12 14 3 39 41 46 D.C. United 9 11 8 35 48 48 New England 8 10 10 34 41 43 Toronto FC 8 14 6 30 50 55 Chicago 7 15 6 27 41 52 Orlando City 7 18 3 24 40 66 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 15 7 6 51 54 34 FC Dallas 14 6 8 50 47 37 Los Angeles FC 13 7 8 47 55 43 Real Salt Lake 13 10 6 45 49 47 Seattle 13 9 5 44 37 28 Portland 12 8 8 44 41 40 Vancouver 11 10 7 40 46 54 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 11 8 38 54 59 Houston 8 13 7 31 47 43 Minnesota United 9 16 3 30 40 55 Colorado 6 16 6 24 31 53 San Jose 4 16 8 20 42 57 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 12D.C. United 2, Minnesota United 1Saturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 3, Colorado 0 Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1 Toronto FC 5, LA Galaxy 3 Columbus 0, FC Dallas 0, tie Houston 4, Portland 1 Minnesota United 1, Real Salt Lake 1, tie Seattle 2, Vancouver 1 New England 1, Los Angeles FC 1, tie Sporting Kansas City 5, San Jose 1Sundays GamesNew York Red Bulls 3, D.C. United 3, tie Chicago 4, Orlando City 0Wednesdays GamesColumbus 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.Sunday, Sept. 23Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. FC Dallas at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles Galaxy, 7 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUP All times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern PLAYOFFS Semi“ nalsSaturday: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Tuesday: Chicago vs. North Carolina at Portland, 9 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday, Sept. 22: Portland vs. ChicagoNorth Carolina winner 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, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueOAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Agreed to a player development contract with Las Vegas (PCL) through the 2020 season.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationSAN ANTONIO SPURS „ Named Brent Barry vice president of basketball operations, Wayne Diesel director of player care, Adam Glessner director of basketball intelligence, Cory Johnson equipment and t ravel manager and Massimo Simonetta sports therapist. Promoted Willis Hall video coordinator, Cam Hodges player development assistant, AJ Meyer coaching analytics coordinator and Paul West to assistant trainer and recovery coordinator.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS „ Traded WR Josh Gordon and a conditional 2019 seventhround pick to New England for a 2019 “ fth-round draft pick. Waived PK Zane Gonzalez. Signed PK Greg Joseph and WR Rod Streater. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Waived PK Daniel Carlson. Signed WR Aldrick Robinson. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Released WR Corey Coleman. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Signed WR Nick Williams. Waived WR Cameron Batson and TE Anthony Firkser. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived WR Jehu Chesson.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Signed DBs Jacob Firlotte and Boobie Hobbs, WRs Charles Nelson and Kenny Lawler and LB Kache Palacio to the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueEDMONTON OILERS „ Signed D Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerNEW YORK CITY FC „ Loaned F Jonathan Lewis to Louisville City FC (USL) for the remainder of the season. PHILADELPHIA UNION „ Signed M Brenden Aaronson. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES „ Fired coach Mikael Stahre and assistant coach Alex de Crook. Named Steve Ralston interim coach and Alex Covelo assistant coach.COLLEGESGUILFORD „ Named Bradley Herndon womens swimming coach. SYRACUSE „ Named Brien Bell cross country and track and “ eld coach. YALE „ Named Emma Golen womens assistant basketball coach. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE At Philadelphia -175 New York +163 Washington -175 At Miami +163 At Atlanta -140 St. Louis +130 At Milwaukee -185 Cincinnati +170 At Arizona Off Chicago Off At San Diego -123 San Francisco +113 At Los Angeles -192 Colorado +177American LeagueAt New York -135 Boston +125 Toronto -109 At Baltimore -101 At Detroit -105 Minnesota -105 At Cleveland -222 Chicago +202 Tampa Bay -195 At Texas +180 At Houston -225 Seattle +205 At Oakland -142 Los Angeles +132Interleagueat Pittsburgh -195 Kansas City +180COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Temple 7 7 57 TulsaFridayat UCF 15 13 69 FAU Penn State 27 28 58 at Illinois At Southern Cal 5 3 52 Wash. StateSaturdayat Iowa State 19 18 48 Akron NC State 3 6 53 At Marshall at Umass 10 9 60 Charlotte Michigan State 6 4 48 At Indiana At Maryland 1 3 49 Minnesota At Ball State Pk 3 51 W. Kentucky Boston College 7 6 64 At Purdue At Syracuse 27 27 75 UConn At Miami 29 26 60 FIU Pittsburgh 2 4 48 At N. Carolina At Florida State 11 9 43 N. Illinois Miami (Ohio) 7 4 57 At Bwlng Grn At Ohio State 35 35 65 Tulane Clemson 14 17 52 At Ga. Tech At Cincinnati 6 8 57 Ohio At S. Florida 21 22 66 E. Carolina Notre Dame 5 8 55 At Wake Frst At Toledo 13 10 67 Nevada At Virginia 3 5 52 Louisville W Michigan 5 7 61 At Ga. State Buffalo 2 6 55 At Rutgers Arizona 7 6 75 At Oreg. State Stanford +1 2 55 at Oregon Florida 8 4 49 At Tenn. Mississippi State 9 10 54 At Kentucky At Michigan 18 18 49 Nebraska At West Virginia 14 16 60 Kansas State At Mississippi 28 28 75 Kent State At Southern Miss 13 14 59 Rice At Auburn 27 29 57 Arkansas At Okla. State 14 13 80 Texas Tech Navy 12 7 66 at SMU At La.-Lafayette 1 4 66 Cstl Carolina At Ark. State 5 7 68 UNLV TCU +2 3 51 at Texas at Oklahoma 33 31 61 Army at LSU 23 20 51 La. Tech at Baylor 7 7 59 Kansas South Carolina 3 2 53 At Vanderbilt At Memphis 27 28 69 S. Alabama At Utah State 10 10 63 Air Force New Mexico State 3 3 52 at UTEP at UTSA 6 7 53 Texas State Troy 8 6 62 At La.-Monroe Virginia Tech 27 27 52 At ODU North Texas 13 13 65 At Liberty Georgia 10 14 62 At Missouri At Alabama 27 27 61 Texas A&M Wisconsin 6 3 41 At Iowa At Washington 18 17 49 Arizona State At SDSU 9 10 47 E. Michigan NFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland 3 3 39 NY JetsSundayAt Philadelphia 7 6 47 Indianapolis At Carolina 4 3 44 Cincinnati At Jacksonville Off Off Off Tennessee at Atlanta 3 3 53 New Orleans At Baltimore 4 5 44 Denver At Houston 4 5 41 NY Giants at Miami 4 3 44 Oakland Green Bay 1 3 45 At Wash. At Minnesota 16 17 41 Buffalo At Kansas City 5 6 56 San Francisco at LA Rams 5 7 48 LA Chargers Chicago 2 4 40 at Arizona At Seattle 3 3 42 Dallas New England 6 6 51 At DetroitMondayPittsburgh 2 1 54 at Tampa Bay Updated odds available at COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 15, total points based on 25 points for a “ rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: RECORD PTS PVS 1. Alabama (58) 3-0 1,521 1 2. Georgia 3-0 1,416 3 3. Clemson (3) 3-0 1,405 2 4. Ohio State 3-0 1,357 4 5. Oklahoma 3-0 1,283 5 6. Louisiana State 3-0 1,241 12 7. Stanford 3-0 1,055 9 8. Notre Dame 3-0 1,034 8 9. Auburn 2-1 958 7 10. Washington 2-1 947 10 10. Penn State 3-0 947 11 12. West Virginia 2-0 841 14 13. Virginia Tech 2-0 816 13 14. Mississippi State 3-0 790 16 15. Oklahoma State 3-0 587 24 16. Central Florida 2-0 556 18 17. Texas Christian 2-1 502 15 18. Wisconsin 2-1 486 6 19. Michigan 2-1 448 19 20. Oregon 3-0 399 20 21. Miami (Fla.) 2-1 362 21 22. Texas A&M 2-1 193 „ 23. Boston College 3-0 130 „ 24. Michigan State 1-1 86 25 25. Brigham Young 2-1 75 „ Others receiving votes: Iowa 64, Boise State 62, Duke 61, Colorado 49, California 40, Kentucky 38, South Florida 14, Texas 12, NC State 10, Arizona State 9, Missouri 8, Utah 6, San Diego State 5, North Texas 4, South Carolina 4, Washington State 2, Syracuse 2.AMWAY COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe A mway T op 25 football poll, with “ rstplace votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 15, total points based on 25 points for “ rst place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: RECORD PTS PVS 1. Alabama (60) 3-0 1,572 1 2. Clemson (2) 3-0 1,477 2 3. Georgia 3-0 1,436 3 4. Ohio State (1) 3-0 1,405 4 5. Oklahoma 3-0 1,339 5 6. Louisiana State 3-0 1,171 13 7. Stanford 3-0 1,116 9 8. Notre Dame 3-0 1,083 8 9. Penn State 3-0 1,070 10 10. Virginia Tech 2-0 927 11 11. Auburn 2-1 921 7 12. Washington 2-1 909 12 13. West Virginia 2-0 824 15 14. Mississippi State 3-0 780 16 15. Oklahoma State 3-0 672 19 16. Wisconsin 2-1 626 6 17. Texas Christian 2-1 508 14 18. Central Florida 2-0 500 18 19. Oregon 3-0 384 23 20. Miami (Fla.) 2-1 373 20 21. Michigan 2-1 354 22 22. Texas A&M 2-1 150 „ 23. Michigan State 1-1 141 24 24. Boise State 2-1 114 17 25. Boston College 3-0 109 „ Others receiving votes: Kentucky 98, Duke 55, South Florida 45, Colorado 41, South Carolina 40, Iowa 36, Washington State 35, BYU 30, Missouri 21, N.C. State 19, Appalachian State 13, California 11, Syracuse 11, Cincinnati 10, Utah 10, Texas 9, North Texas 5, Troy 4, Arizona State 3, Florida 3, Minnesota 3, San Diego State 3, Arkansas State 2, Houston 2, Tennessee 2, Vanderbilt 2, Fresno State 1.AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll Times EDTFridayNo. 10 Penn State at Illinois, 9 p.m. No. 16 UCF vs. FAU, 7 p.m.SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 22 Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Georgia at Missouri, Noon p.m. No. 3 Clemson at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State vs. Tulane, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma vs. Army, 7 p.m. No. 6 LSU vs. Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon, 8 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest, Noon No. 9 Auburn vs. Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Washington vs. Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. No. 12 West Virginia vs. Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 13 Virginia Tech at Old Dominion, 3:30 p.m. No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 15 Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 17 TCU at Texas, 4:30 p.m. No. 18 Wisconsin at Iowa, 8:30 p.m. No. 19 Michigan vs. Nebraska, Noon No. 21 Miami vs. FIU, 3:30 p.m. No. 23 Boston College at Purdue, Noon No. 24 Michigan State at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. No. 25 BYU vs. McNeese State, 6 p.m.SCHEDULEWEEK 5All Times EDT (Subject to change)Thursdays Game EASTTulsa (1-2) at Temple (1-2), 7:30 p.m.Fridays Games EASTHarvard (1-0) at Brown (0-1), 7 p.m.SOUTHFAU (2-1) at UCF (2-0), 7 p.m.MIDWESTPenn State (3-0) at Illinois (2-1), 9 p.m.FAR WESTWashington State (3-0) at Southern Cal (1-2), 10:30 p.m. „„„Saturday, Sept. 22 EASTBuffalo (3-0) at Rutgers (1-2), Noon Robert Morris (0-2) at Bryant (2-1), 1 p.m. Lafayette (0-3) at Colgate (2-0), 1 p.m. CCSU (1-2) at Fordham (0-3), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (1-0) at Holy Cross (1-2), 1 p.m. Columbia (1-0) at Georgetown (1-2), 2 p.m. Yale (0-1) at Cornell (0-1), 3 p.m. Lehigh (1-2) at Penn (1-0), 3 p.m. Charlotte (2-1) at UMass (1-3), 3:30 p.m. Kansas State (2-1) at West Virginia (2-0), 3:30 p.m. UConn (1-2) at Syracuse (3-0), 4 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) (2-1) at Princeton (1-0), 4:30 p.m. Richmond (2-1) at Stony Brook (2-1), 6 p.m. Bucknell (0-3) at Villanova (2-1), 6 p.m. Sacred Heart (2-0) at Wagner (1-2), 6 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) (1-2) at Albany (NY) (1-2), 7 p.m.SOUTHMinnesota (3-0) at Maryland (2-1), Noon Kent State (1-2) at Mississippi (2-1), Noon Notre Dame (3-0) at Wake Forest (2-1), Noon Pittsburgh (2-1) at North Carolina (0-2), 12:20 p.m. Louisville (2-1) at Virginia (2-1), 12:30 p.m. Marist (0-2) at Stetson (2-0), 1 p.m. W. Michigan (1-2) at Georgia State (1-2), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (2-1) at UT Martin (0-3), 3 p.m. Texas A&M (2-1) at Alabama (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb (1-1) at Appalachian State (1-1), 3:30 p.m. NC Central (1-1) at Duke (3-0), 3:30 p.m. N. Illinois (1-2) at Florida State (1-2), 3:30 p.m. Clemson (3-0) at Georgia Tech (1-2), 3:30 p.m. William & Mary (1-1) at James Madison (2-1), 3:30 p.m. FIU (2-1) at Miami (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Virginia Tech (2-0) at Old Dominion (0-3), 3:30 p.m. VMI (0-3) at W. Carolina (1-0), 3:30 p.m. SE Missouri (2-1) at E. Kentucky (1-2), 4 p.m. Savannah State (0-2) at Florida A&M (1-2), 4 p.m. The Citadel (0-2) at Mercer (2-1), 4 p.m. Sam Houston State (1-1) at Nicholls (1-2), 4 p.m. South Carolina (1-1) at Vanderbilt (2-1), 4 p.m. Alabama A&M (1-2) vs. Southern U. (1-2) at Mobile, Ala., 5 p.m. Shaw (1-1) at Campbell (2-1), 6 p.m. Elon (1-1) at Charleston Southern (0-1), 6 p.m. Clark Atlanta (0-3) at Kennesaw State (2-1), 6 p.m. North Texas (3-0) at Liberty (1-1), 6 p.m. Morgan State (0-3) at NC A&T (3-0), 6 p.m. Norfolk State (1-1) at SC State (0-2), 6 p.m. Samford (1-2) at Chattanooga (3-0), 7 p.m. Alabama State (1-2) at Grambling State (0-2), 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech (0-3) at Jacksonville State (1-1), 7 p.m. Mississippi State (3-0) at Kentucky (3-0), 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech (2-0) at LSU (3-0), 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina (2-1) at Louisiana-Lafayette (1-2), 7 p.m. Troy (2-1) at Louisiana-Monroe (2-1), 7 p.m. Alcorn State (2-1) at MVSU (0-2), 7 p.m. NC State (2-0) at Marshall (2-0), 7 p.m. Azusa Paci“ c (3-0) at North Alabama (2-1), 7 p.m. Blue“ eld South (2-2) at Presbyterian (0-1), 7 p.m. Rice (1-2) at Southern Miss. (1-1), 7 p.m. Florida (2-1) at Tennessee (2-1), 7 p.m. Arkansas (1-2) at Auburn (2-1), 7:30 p.m. Furman (0-2) at ETSU (2-1), 7:30 p.m. South Alabama (1-2) at Memphis (2-1), 8 p.m. East Carolina (1-1) at South Florida (3-0), 8 p.m.MIDWESTOhio (1-1) at Cincinnati (3-0), Noon Akron (2-0) at Iowa State (0-2), Noon Nebraska (0-2) at Michigan (2-1), Noon Georgia (3-0) at Missouri (3-0), Noon Boston College (3-0) at Purdue (0-3), Noon Nevada (2-1) at Toledo (1-1), Noon Davidson (3-0) at Dayton (1-2), 1 p.m. Delaware (2-1) at N. Dakota State (2-0), 2 p.m. Truman State (0-3) at Valparaiso (0-2), 2 p.m. W. Kentucky (0-3) at Ball State (1-2), 3 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (0-3) at Bowling Green (1-2), 3 p.m. Maine (2-0) at Cent. Michigan (0-3), 3 p.m. Tennessee State (1-0) at E. Illinois (0-3), 3 p.m. Tulane (1-2) at Ohio State (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Howard (0-2) vs. Bethune-Cookman (1-2) at Indianapolis, 4:30 p.m. Hampton (1-1) at N. Iowa (0-2), 5 p.m. Idaho State (1-1) at North Dakota (2-1), 5 p.m. Michigan State (1-1) at Indiana (3-0), 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin (2-1) at Iowa (3-0), 8:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTNavy (2-1) at SMU (0-3), Noon Kansas (2-1) at Baylor (2-1), 3:30 p.m. TCU (2-1) at Texas (2-1), 4:30 p.m. Prairie View (1-3) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-2), 7 p.m. UNLV (2-1) at Arkansas State (2-1), 7 p.m. SE Louisiana (0-3) at Lamar (1-2), 7 p.m. Army (2-1) at Oklahoma (3-0), 7 p.m. Texas Tech (2-1) at Oklahoma State (3-0), 7 p.m. Abilene Christian (2-1) at Stephen F. Austin (0-2), 7 p.m. Texas State (1-2) at UTSA (0-3), 7 p.m. New Mexico State (0-4) at UTEP (0-3), 7:30 p.m. Texas Southern (1-2) at Houston (2-1), 8 p.m.FAR WESTIllinois State (2-0) at Colorado State (1-3), 3 p.m. Sacramento State (2-1) at Montana (2-1), 3 p.m. Arizona (1-2) at Oregon State (1-2), 4 p.m. Cal Poly (1-2) at E. Washington (2-1), 4:05 p.m. Montana State (2-1) at Portland State (1-2), 5 p.m. McNeese State (3-0) at BYU (2-1), 6 p.m. S. Utah (0-3) at N. Arizona (1-2), 7 p.m. Idaho (1-1) at UC Davis (2-1), 7 p.m. Stanford (3-0) at Oregon (3-0), 8 p.m. N. Colorado (0-3) at Weber State (2-1), 8 p.m. Air Force (1-1) at Utah State (2-1), 10:15 p.m. E. Michigan (2-1) at San Diego State (2-1), 10:30 p.m. Arizona State (2-1) at Washington (2-1), 10:30 p.m. Duquesne (3-1) at Hawaii (3-1), 11:59 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR ST. PETERSBURG OPENMonday at Sibur Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia; Purse: $1.18 (WT250); Surface: Hard-IndoorMens Singles First RoundMartin Klizan, Slovakia, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-4, 6-4. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 7-5, 7-6 (5).Mens Doubles First RoundPhilipp Petzschner and Tim Puetz, Germany, def. Daniele Bracciali and Marco Cecchinato, Italy, 6-2, 6-0.MOSELLE OPENMonday at Les Arenes de Metz, Metz, France Purse: $582,670 (WT250); Surface: Hard-IndoorMens Singles First RoundRicardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Maxi Marterer, Germany, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-4. Yannick Maden, Germany, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.Mens Doubles First RoundRadu Albot, Moldova, and Nikoloz Basilasvili, Georgia, def. Ugo Humbert and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.WTA TOURGUANGZHOU OPENMonday at Tianhe Sports Centre, Guangzhou, China; Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundFiona Ferro, France, def. Wang Xiyu, China, 6-3, 6-3. Vera Lapko (7), Belarus, def. Vania King, United States, 6-2, 6-1. Bernarda Pera, United States, def. Magdalena Frech, Poland, 7-6 (3), 6-1. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, def. Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 6-4, 6-2. Yulia Putintseva (5), Kazakhstan, def. Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, 6-1, 6-1. Ana Bogdan, Romania, leads Christina McHale, United States, 4-2, susp. Jennifer Brady, United States, leads Alize Cornet (1), France, 6-0, 2-1 (30-40), susp.Womens Doubles First RoundMonique Adamczak and Jessica Moore (3), Australia, def. Chen Pei Hsuan and Wu Fanghsien, Taiwan, 6-4, 7-6 (3).TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPENMonday at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo; Purse: $799,000 (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundDaria Gavrilova, Australia, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (8). Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Garbine Muguruza (6), Spain, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-4. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Misaki Doi, Japan, 6-2, 6-1. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Nao Hibino, Japan, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, 6-3, 6-4.Womens Doubles First RoundMiharu Imanishi, Japan, and Anna Zaja, Germany, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 13-11. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova (1), Czech Republic, def. Erina Hayashi and Moyuka Uchijima, Japan, 6-4, 6-0.


to wagering. A 2016 NCAA survey of more than 22,000 college athletes found nearly one-fourth of male athletes had violated NCAA rules by gambling on sports within the previous year. When the survey was done, sports betting was available only in Nevada or ille-gally through offshore operators.It was another number that surprised the authors: 13 per-cent of the male athletes who had gambled on sports had wagered on in-game bets, things like whether the next football play will be a run or a pass or of a basketball pla yer will hit the next free throw.We c ontinue to have concerns that wagering enhancements such as live ingame betting could present increased opportunities to profit from spot fixing a contest as has been uncovered recently in a number of international sports leagues,Ž the study concluded.NCAA rules prohibit ath-letes, coaches and other athletic department employees from gambling on sports.Individual schools make sure athletes know the rules against gambling, sometimes bringing in law enforcement officials or former players to get the mes-sage across. his weekly news conference provided little reason to believe he can turn things around. The way he made it sound, his players have no idea what theyre trying to do or what the coaches want them to do. Weve got to evaluate every day how were coaching and what message were taking to our guys,Ž Taggart said. As coaches and as teachers, youve got to find ways to get to your players, so they can do exactly what you ask them to do. As coaches, weve got to be smart and make sure were not over-coaching. Its about making sure our guys are comprehending what we need them to do and understanding why were doing certain things.Ž Of course, these were lessons that shouldve been instilled back in spring practice and all through summer workouts and on into preseason camp. This is not the time for on-the-job training. In a season-opening 24-3 loss to Virginia Tech the Seminoles failed to score a touchdown at home for the first time in almost a decade. They turned it over five times. They had a blocked punt returned for a touchdown. They missed a field goal. Deondre Francois was sacked five times. There were all sorts of sloppy penalties, ranging from false starts to illegal formations. In the second half, the Seminoles offense was downright offensive. Outside of an 85-yard run by Cam Akers that produced the lone first down of the final two quarters, Florida State ran a grand total of 20 plays on its seven possessions for a loss of 5 yards. The result of those drives (using that term very loosely) „ four punts, two interceptions and a fumble. The following week, Florida State needed a fourth-quarter rally to escape with a 36-26 victory over Samford, a private school with fewer than 6,000 students that competes in the Southern Conference. The Seminoles defense was gashed for 525 yards, but managed to hold on thanks to five turnovers. No one thought for a minute that Taggart had righted the ship. That was certainly apparent this past Saturday. Hitting the road for the first time, Florida State was dominated again, 30-7, by a Syracuse team that hasnt had a winning season since 2013 The Seminoles gained just 240 yards and barely avoided being shut out by a defense that was torched for 42 points by Western Michigan two weeks earlier. The Orange sacked Francois four times, deflected a couple of passes and spent most of the day poring through an offensive line that seemed to think it was illegal to touch an opposing player. Not that the Seminoles didnt spend a lot of time doing illegal things, finishing with 11 penalties for 90 yards. Through three games, Florida State has been flagged a total of 27 times „ the surest sign of an undisciplined team in desperate need of some topnotch coaching. Florida States start has even sparked questions whether Taggart could be one-and-done, but that seems highly unlikely given it would take a reported $21.2 million to escape his contract. (Former adult film star and Seminoles fan Mia Khalifa is trying to help by launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money, complete with a misspelling of the embattled coachs name; as of late Monday afternoon, she had brought in $66. ) In fairness to Taggart, former coach Jimbo Fisher knew what he was doing when he bolted for Texas A&M. This program has been a state of decline since its 2013 national championship, culminating with last seasons mark of 7-6 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But no one expected the Seminoles to sink this low. Wrapping up his news conference, Taggart appeared to go off script in one more attempt to rally the troops. Once again,Ž he bellowed, not so much for the room of reporters but those watching the live stream, I believe in this football team, and I believe theyre going to get it right. Were all going to get it right. Hang in there with us. Go Noles!Ž Was anyone buying it? Doubtful. Paul Newberry is a sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at or at www. His work can be found at search/paul%20newberry For more AP college football coverage: https:// and https:// | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 B3By Mitch StacyThe Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as a window in time I made an error.ŽHe acknowledged Monday that the programs reputation has suffered and said he hopes more clarity about what happened will help mitigate the damage. In what normally would have been a press conference about the weeks football game, the Ohio State coach met for nearly an hour with reporters who questioned him about his mis-management of fired assistant Zach Smith and his resulting suspension after a university investigation.I think there was,Ž Meyer said when asked whether the program was damaged. He said the letters and talks with fami-lies of players were to assuage concerns that he turned his back on domestic violence allegations.The damage, I believe, is that we just went through a really hard time, and I made a mistake in helping a troubled employee, went too far in trying to help someone,Ž Meyer said.Beyond his players, Meyers explanations and actions have ramifications with potential recruits. Four-star linebacker Kane Patterson from Tennessee already rescinded his commit-ment to Ohio State since Meyer was suspended.Meyer reiterated his contention that he didnt ignore or cover up domestic abuse allegations against Smith, who was fired in July. Smith denies abusing his wife, Courtney Smith, and was never charged or prosecuted for domestic violence. Meyer said his mistake was not asking more questions about their situation and instead trying to help Zach Smith keep his job so he could continue to support his family.He also again denied lying to reporters about his knowledge of 2015 allegations against Smith, saying that he misspoke.Ž Ohio States inves-tigative report found that Meyer intended to keep details of Smiths troubles private when asked by reporters.Im going to keep saying if for the rest of my life, this was about trying to help an employee with work related issues. It was not about lying to the media,Ž Meyer said.Meyer was asked about memory issues cited by the report as a reason why he might not have remembered specific conversations. He said hes had some medical issues that required some pretty heavy meds at time,Ž but said Im very healthyŽ and none of those issues would affect his running of the program.Meyer moves toward repairing damageOhio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer gestures while speaking at a press conference Monday in Columbus, Ohio. [MITCH STACY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] of any new significant injuries on Friday. Mount Dora played without the services of starting quarterback Tyler Schwarz, but Hurricanes coach Frank Scott said on Monday he expects to have Schwarz for this weeks game at Eustis. South Lake running back Kelley Joiner Jr. had sur-gery last week to repair his broken right fibula. Best case scenario for the Eagles stand-out running back would allow him back into the lineup late in the regular season or the post-season, if South Lake were to advance. Top PerformancesRashon Scott, EustisScott slipped and sliced his way through the Tavares defense Friday for 172 yards on 16 carries „ an average of 10.8 yards per carry „ in the Pan-thers 33-20 win. The senior scored on a 79-yard sideline sprint on his first carry of the game and added three runs of at least 12 yards in the second half to help Eustis overcome a 20-13 third-quarter deficit.His speed game proved the perfect compliment to the bruising, power running attack off teammates Kdell Houston and T.J. Manuel.For the season, Scott has run for 608 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 8.8 yards per carry.Ricardo Wright, EustisWright s nared a crucial 26-yard scoring pass from freshman quarterback Blayne Romano late in the third quar-ter of Fridays game. His grab, along with the extra point, tied the game at 20 and wrested momentum away from Tava-res after the Bulldogs had scored on successive posses-sions to open the second half.Roman Newkirk, Mount DoraStepping in for regular quarterback Tyler Schwarz, who was out with an injury, the Hurricanes third-string signal-caller performed admi-rably in a 36-15 loss against Ocala Trinity Catholic. Despite having never played quarterback in a varsity game, Newkirk passed for 117 yards with a touchdown and ran the ball 16 times for 73 yards.His touchdown pass, 78 yards to Austin Berg, accounted for the Hurricanes first score.Tyquan Wiggins, TavaresTavares sophomore quarterback probably deserved a better fate on Friday. Wiggins shredded the Eustis secondary by completing 20 of 34 passes for 333 yards with two touchdowns. He also had 16 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown.Tufaara Connelly, TavaresWiggins favorite target, particularly against Eustis, Connelly had six catches on Friday for 147 yards. One week after averaging 23.7 yards per catch against Umatilla, Connelly raised the stakes with a 24.5-yard average against the Panthers.He has caught nine passes in his last two games for 218 yards „ an average of 24.2 yards per catch.Sammy Punt, First Academy of LeesburgThe Eagles senior quarterback accounted for 171 yards in First Academys 26-7 win against Vero Beach St. Edwards. Punt completed 4 of 8 passes for 101 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 70 yards on 18 carries.For the season, Punt has run for 261 yards and passed for 116 „ 377 total yards in three games.Like many on the Eagles roster, Punt plays multiple positions. In addition to his work under center, he has returned six kickoffs for a 24.7 yard average and has been involved in nine tackles, including three tackles for loss.Mount Dora Christian Acad-emys running gameThe Bulldogs used nine run-ning backs in Fridays 57-7 win against Ocala Christian.MDCA ran up 263 yards on just 23 carries „ an average of 11.4 yards per carry.Omari Smith led the attack with 87 yards on five carries with a touchdown. He averaged 17.4 yards per carry and had a 45-yard run, the longest of the game.Jack Hopkins finished with 73 yards on three carries „ an average of 24.3 yards per carry „ with one touchdown. His longest run of the game went for 37 yards.Seven different running backs scored for the Bulldogs.Devon Cole, Lake MinneolaOne of the areas top dualthreat quarterbacks, Cole came up big in Fridays 35-28 loss against Oviedo Lake Hagerty. The junior ran for 110 yards and a touchdown. He also completed 9 of 20 passes for 209 yards and two scoring strikes.A.J. Graham, LeesburgThere might not have been many highlights for Leesburg in Fridays 49-13 loss to Ocala Forest, but the spotlight cer-tainly shone on the Yellow Jackets quarterback.Graham completed 52 per-cent of his passes (15 of 29) for 261 yards and a touchdown.For the season, Graham is completed 55 percent of his passes „ 33 of 60 „ for 460 yards.Chris Walton, LeesburgGrahams favorite target against Forest, Walton had five catches for 106 yards „ an average of 21.2 yards per catch „ with a touchdown. He also had one run for 18 yards.For the season, Walton has nine catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns.Nate Mikell, WildwoodThe Wildcats sophomore quarterback wasnt around at the end of Fridays 28-26 loss to Crescent City due to an injury. However, when we he was on the field, Mikell was a big factor in Wildwoods success.Mikell passed for more than 200 yards and touchdown for the Wildcats. In the first half alone, the 6-foot-5 signalcaller was 12 of 18 for 202 yards. This Week Mount Dora at Eustis Wildwood at UmatillaTavares at Winter Park Trinity Prep Ocoee at East RidgeWinter Park Lake Howell at Lake Minneola Lecanto at The VillagesOcala Vanguard at South LakeOrlando Bishop Moore at South SumterKissimmee Avant Garde at First Academy of Leesburg Bye: Leesburg, MDCA Overall Records The Villages 3-0 FA-Leesburg 2-1 Eustis 2-2 Mount Dora 2-2 Tavares 2-2 South Lake 2-1 Lake Minneola 2-2 South Sumter 2-2 Wildwood 1-3 MDCA 1-3 Leesburg 0-4 Umatilla 0-4 East Ridge 0-4 REVIEWFrom Page B1 NEWBERRYFrom Page B1into the year.Yeah, were proving some guys wrong,Ž Dol-phins receiver Jakeem Grant said. But at the end of the day, were playing for each other. Were here, we have a higher standard and we feel like we have to be devoted to those standards „ push, push, push in every practice. Great practices lead to great games. Some people saying well have a negative record, its motivating, like, OK, well see.ŽIts the second time that all three of Floridas NFL teams „ Miami, Jackson-ville and Tampa Bay „ have all started 2-0. The other was in 1997.Gase shrugged off any talk of how the Dolphins are ahead of division rivals New England, Buffalo and the New York Jets „ the team Miami beat 20-12 on Sunday. He raved about quarterback Ryan Tannehills accuracy through two games, the third-and-19 catch by running back Frank Gore that sealed Sundays win, or the multi-layered effort that the Dolphins defense made to keep the Jets out of the end zone on the final play of the first half.To him, thats what matters.Hearing about having a one-game lead in the AFC East with 14 left to play only was worthy of an eye roll.If you ask half these guys, they probably dont even know,Ž Gase said. They dont care. I mean, it doesnt mean anything. The division stuff right now is so irrelevant. ... No one cares what youre doing right now. When its December and its really coming down to the end, half the time you dont even care then. Youre just playing games and trying to win them all.Ž DOLPHINSFrom Page B1 GAMBLINGFrom Page B1


B4 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | AMERICANLEAGUEz-clinchedplayoffberthx-clincheddivisionNATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY z-Boston10347.687„„7-3W-254-2149-26 NewYork9158.61111„4-6L-249-2642-32 TampaBay8266.5542077-3W-248-2634-40 Toronto6782.45035224-6W-237-3730-45 Baltimore43106.28959462-8W-126-4817-58 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Cleveland8366.557„„4-6L-145-3038-36 Minnesota6881.45615215-5W-143-3125-50 Detroit6188.40922285-5W-136-3825-50 Chicago5990.39624303-7L-128-4731-43 KansasCity5297.34931376-4L-130-4722-50 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston9455.631„„8-2W-242-3352-22 Oakland9060.6004„7-3L-246-2944-31 Seattle8267.5501275-5L-141-3341-34 LosAngeles7476.49320166-4W-137-3837-38 Texas6485.43030253-7L-132-4332-42 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta8366.557„„7-3L-238-3645-30 Philadelphia7672.514653-7L-145-3031-42 Washington7674.507767-3W-237-3739-37 NewYork6980.46314126-4L-233-4236-38 Miami5891.38925233-7W-134-4124-50 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago8762.584„„5-5L-147-2740-35 Milwaukee8565.5672„6-4L-246-2939-36 St.Louis8268.5475„4-6W-140-3542-33 Pittsburgh7474.5001277-3W-240-3434-40 Cincinnati6486.42723185-5W-136-4028-46 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Colorado8267.550„„5-5W-141-3341-34 LosAngeles8268.547„6-4L-139-3643-32 Arizona7872.520443-7L-237-3541-37 SanFrancisco7080.46712122-8L-141-3429-46 SanDiego6090.40022225-5W-128-4732-43 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE KansasCityatPittsburgh TorontoatBaltimore MinnesotaatDetroit TampaBayatTexas SeattleatHouston N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia WashingtonatMiami St.LouisatAtlanta CincinnatiatMilwaukee ChicagoCubsatArizona ColoradoatL.A.Dodgers SanFranciscoatSanDiegoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkMatz(L)5-114.1813-140-018.12.95 PhiladelphiaNola(R)7:05p16-52.4220-101-217.25.60 WashingtonStrasburg(R)8-73.8710-91-018.22.41 MiamiAlcantara(R)7:10p2-01.422-12-019.01.42 St.LouisGomber(L)5-13.787-21-116.06.75 AtlantaSanchez(R)7:35p6-53.0112-90-016.12.76 CincinnatiLorenzen(R)3-13.210-00-00.00.00 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)7:40p9-73.8516-130-014.01.93 ChicagoMontgomery(L)4-53.878-80-112.15.84 ArizonaTBD9:40p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ColoradoFreeland(L)15-72.9621-93-018.13.44 LosAngelesKershaw(L)10:10p8-52.5113-102-019.03.32 SanFran.Holland(L)7-83.4614-140-018.02.00 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)10:10p8-83.6710-132-116.23.24AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BostonEovaldi(R)5-74.227-110-29.17.71 NewYorkHapp(L)1:05p16-63.7519-91-016.13.31 TorontoSanchez(R)4-64.909-101-117.14.67 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p8-145.489-191-115.16.46 ChicagoRodon(L)6-53.109-80-217.05.29 ClevelandKluber(R)7:10p18-72.9119-112-015.12.93 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)6-104.4113-171-217.14.67 DetroitNorris(L)7:10p0-46.141-40-214.06.43 TampaBaySnell(L)19-52.0319-93-019.01.89 TexasGallardo(R)8:05p8-56.6710-51-212.110.22 SeattleLeake(R)10-93.9919-102-117.13.63 HoustonCole(R)8:10p14-52.8822-82-016.23.24 LosAngelesSkaggs(L)8-83.7811-101-212.212.79 OaklandHendriks(R)10:05p0-15.602-30-03.00.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA KansasCitySkoglund(L)1-56.193-70-214.18.79 PittsburghTaillon(R)7:05p13-93.3718-113-019.02.37 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSEPT.18 1963: TheNewYorkMetslosttheirlastgameatthe PoloGroundstothePhiladelphiaPhillies,5-1,infront ofacrowdofonly1,752. 1968: RayWashburnthrewa2-0no-hitteragainstthe SanFranciscoGiantsatCandlestickPark,onedayafter theGiantsGaylordPerrytossedano-hitteragainst WashburnsSt.LouisCardinals. 1980: MinnesotasGaryWardhitforthecycleina9-8 lossatMilwaukee.ItwasWards14thcareergameand thehomerunwashis“rstinthemajorleagues.The Brewerswonthegameinabottomoftheninthona two-out,two-runhomerunbyGormanThomas. 1984: MontrealsTimRainesbecamethe“rstplayerin majorleaguehistorywithfourconsecutiveseasonsof 70ormorestolenbasesbyswipingfourintheeExpos 7-4winovertheSt.LouisCardinals. 1996: RogerClemensequaledhisownmajorleague record,fanning20battersandpitchingafour-hitterto leadBostonovertheDetroitTigers4-0. 2006: TheLosAngelesDodgershitfourconsecutive homersinthebottomoftheninthtotiethegameand NomarGarciaparrastwo-runhomerinthe10thlifted LosAngelestoan11-10victoryovertheSanDiego Padres.Itwasthefourthtimeateamhitfourconsecutivehomersandthe“rstsinceMay2,1964,whenthe MinnesotaTwinsaccomplishedthefeatagainstKansas Cityinthe11thinning. 2012: DustyBakerreachedanothermilestoneinhis longcareerwhenhemanagedhis3,000thgame, guidingtheCincinnatiRedsagainstoneofhisformer teams,theChicagoCubs.Baker,whohada1,572-1,426 recordbeforethegame,alsomanagedonetiein2002.STATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,120;Betts,Boston,118;Martinez,Boston,106;Bregman,Houston,101;Ramirez, Cleveland,101;Benintendi,Boston,99;Springer,Houston,95;Trout,LosAngeles,94;Chapman,Oakland,93; Stanton,NewYork,93. RBI: Martinez,Boston,122;Davis,Oakland,115; Ramirez,Cleveland,101;Bregman,Houston,100;Encarnacion,Cleveland,99;Bogaerts,Boston,94;Lowrie, Oakland,91;Cruz,Seattle,89;Haniger,Seattle,89; Stanton,NewYork,89. HITS: Martinez,Boston,176;Merri“eld,KansasCity, 174;Lindor,Cleveland,172;Castellanos,Detroit,167; Segura,Seattle,167;Betts,Boston,166;Bregman, Houston,163;Brantley,Cleveland,161;Rosario,Minnesota,160;Altuve,Houston,158. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,50;Betts,Boston,42; Bogaerts,Boston,42;Lindor,Cleveland,41;Andujar, NewYork,40;Castellanos,Detroit,40;Chapman,Oakland,40;Merri“eld,KansasCity,39;Piscotty,Oakland, 39;Benintendi,Boston,38. TRIPLES: Kiermaier,TampaBay,9;Smith,TampaBay, 9;Sanchez,Chicago,9;Hernandez,Toronto,7;Span, Seattle,7;6tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,43;Martinez,Boston,41; Ramirez,Cleveland,38;Gallo,Texas,37;Cruz,Seattle, 36;Lindor,Cleveland,35;Stanton,NewYork,34;Trout, LosAngeles,34;Encarnacion,Cleveland,31;2tiedat 30. STOLENBASES: Merri“eld,KansasCity,36;Smith, TampaBay,33;Ramirez,Cleveland,32;Gordon,Seattle, 30;Betts,Boston,28;Anderson,Chicago,26;Mondesi, KansasCity,25;Lindor,Cleveland,23;Trout,LosAngeles,23;3tiedat20. PITCHING: Snell,TampaBay,19-5;Kluber,Cleveland, 18-7;Porcello,Boston,17-7;Severino,NewYork,17-8; Carrasco,Cleveland,16-9;Happ,NewYork,16-6; Verlander,Houston,16-9;Morton,Houston,15-3;Price, Boston,15-6;2tiedat14. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.92;Snell,TampaBay,2.03;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.67;Cole,Houston,2.88;Kluber,Cleveland,2.91;Clevinger,Cleveland, 3.06;Morton,Houston,3.15;Fiers,Oakland,3.38;Price, Boston,3.42. STRIKEOUTS: Verlander,Houston,269;Cole,Houston, 260;Sale,Boston,222;Bauer,Cleveland,214;Severino, NewYork,207;Carrasco,Cleveland,206;Clevinger, Cleveland,196;Morton,Houston,195;Snell,Tampa Bay,195;2tiedat194. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,108;Carpenter,St.Louis, 101;Yelich,Milwaukee,101;Albies,Atlanta,99;Harper, Washington,97;Arenado,Colorado,96;Goldschmidt, Arizona,94;Baez,Chicago,93;Turner,Washington,92; Freeman,Atlanta,90. RBI: Baez,Chicago,103;Story,Colorado,102;Suarez, Cincinnati,101;Arenado,Colorado,100;Aguilar,Milwaukee,99;Harper,Washington,97;Rizzo,Chicago,92; Hoskins,Philadelphia,91;Markakis,Atlanta,91;Yelich, Milwaukee,89. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,178;Freeman,Atlanta,174; Gennett,Cincinnati,174;Peraza,Cincinnati,172; Goldschmidt,Arizona,167;Yelich,Milwaukee,166; Blackmon,Colorado,164;Story,Colorado,164;Turner, Washington,164;Baez,Chicago,162. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,41;Carpenter,St.Louis, 40;Rendon,Washington,40;Story,Colorado,40;Albies, Atlanta,39;Freeman,Atlanta,38;Baez,Chicago,37; Cabrera,Philadelphia,36;3tiedat34. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,11;Baez,Chicago,9;Desmond,Colorado,8;Hamilton,Cincinnati,8;Nimmo, NewYork,8;Rosario,NewYork,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;Bellinger,LosAngeles,7;Difo,Washington,7;5 tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,35;Arenado,Colorado,34;Harper,Washington,34;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 33;Story,Colorado,33;Aguilar,Milwaukee,32;Muncy, LosAngeles,32;Suarez,Cincinnati,32;Baez,Chicago, 31;Hoskins,Philadelphia,31. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,39;SMarte,Pittsburgh,32;Hamilton,Cincinnati,31;Cain,Milwaukee, 28;Story,Colorado,26;Inciarte,Atlanta,25;Jankowski, SanDiego,24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Peraza,Cincinnati,23;Baez,Chicago,21. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,17-7;Lester,Chicago, 16-6;Nola,Philadelphia,16-5;Freeland,Colorado,15-7; Mikolas,St.Louis,15-4;Chacin,Milwaukee,14-8;Godley, Arizona,14-10;Greinke,Arizona,14-10;3tiedat13. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.78;Nola,Philadelphia,2.42; Scherzer,Washington,2.53;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.66;Freeland,Colorado,2.96;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.99; Corbin,Arizona,3.05;Williams,Pittsburgh,3.16;Greinke,Arizona,3.20;Wheeler,NewYork,3.23. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,277;deGrom,New York,251;Corbin,Arizona,230;Nola,Philadelphia,201; Marquez,Colorado,199;Greinke,Arizona,187;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,186;Pivetta,Philadelphia,181;Godley, Arizona,175;Wheeler,NewYork,175.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Baltimore8,ChicagoWhiteSox4 Toronto3,N.Y.Yankees2 Detroit6,Cleveland4 TampaBay5,Oakland4 Minnesota9,KansasCity6 L.A.Angels4,Seattle3 NationalLeague Miami6,Philadelphia4 Washington6,Atlanta4 Pittsburgh3,Milwaukee2 Cincinnati2,ChicagoCubs1 Colorado3,SanFrancisco2 St.Louis5,L.A.Dodgers0 Interleague Boston4,N.Y.Mets3 Houston5,Arizona4 SanDiego7,Texas3 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague MinnesotaatDetroit,1:10p.m. TampaBayatTexas,2:05p.m. BostonatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. TorontoatBaltimore,7:05p.m. Chi.WhiteSoxatCleveland,7:10p.m. SeattleatHouston,8:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatOakland,10:05p.m. NationalLeague St.LouisatAtlanta,12:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia,6:05p.m. CincinnatiatMilwaukee,7:40p.m. SanFranciscoatSanDiego,9:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatArizona,9:40p.m. ColoradoatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. Interleague KansasCityatPittsburgh,7:05p.m.FANTASYPLAYSOct.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. BettsBos129493118166.337 JMartinezBos140537106176.328 AltuveHou12649578158.319 TroutLAA12943794139.318 SeguraSea13254284167.308 BrantleyCle13252582161.307 Merri“eldKC14557681174.302 MSmithTB12842755128.300 AndujarNYY13752477156.298 MDuffyTB12447553141.297 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin14454784174.318 YelichMil134531101166.313 ZobristChC12640461126.312 CainMil13049982155.311 MarkakisAtl14958077178.307 FFreemanAtl14957390174.304 MartinezStL14048857147.301 RendonWas12448379145.300 GoldschmidtAri14855994167.299 DPeraltaAri13652673157.298 ThroughSept.16 W aitinggame T heNationalsVictorRobles,right,andPedroSeverinowaitforthestartofagameagainsttheMarlinsonMonday inMiami.[WILFREDOLEE/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


DEAR ABBY: My husband has less and less interest in me. It started with the last presidential election. Since then, I have cut way back on politics because he doesn't want to hear any of it. Being an activist on several fronts, including politics and other areas, this is a big, emotional part of who I am. I get so upset by his silences that I stop talking to him completely. I'm spent from feeling so lonely, so unworthy of love, helpless, hopeless and powerless. I can't take this much longer. He says he wants to be with me, and he has just started private therapy. I, too, am in therapy. I was ready to draw up divorce papers when I suddenly changed my mind. I told him I'd wait a year for him to have his therapy, and then we'd review everything we had learned and proceed from there. Have I made a mistake? Right now, I can't stand to be around him. He can be the world's greatest giver, but other times he's a selsh, insensitive, arrogant know-it-all. I don't know if I'm still in love with him. Does this proposed one-year respite have any chance of working? -SAD WIFE IN BUFFALO DEAR WIFE: Yes, it does. It appears that in the midst of your pain and turmoil you experienced a brief moment of clarity. Your decision to give your husband -and yourself -a year of therapy and then revisit the issue of divorce was both wise and brilliant. You married each other for a reason; now give yourselves a chance to remember what it was.DEAR ABBY: New neighbors moved in a few doors down from us. A few weeks later, they hosted an open house and invited about 15 families from the homes closest to theirs. They served food and graciously gave everyone a tour of the home, which had been completely renovated. My husband and I arrived about the same time as another neighbor, and the three of us visited with our hostess. As she rolled out the red carpet, the other neighbor proceeded to talk about the history of the home -who had lived there and what the house had been like when she visited there as a friend of the previous owners. She then announced that the man who owned the home years ago had committed suicide -in the home. The hostess maintained a gracious stance, but my husband and I were horried. Should the neighbor be told that her comment was inappropriate? -HORRIFIED IN THE EAST DEAR HORRIFIED: Because the comment may have cast a pall over the housewarming, it was inappropriate. However, it may not have come as a complete surprise to the new owners. In the state where I reside, real estate agents are required by law to disclose that there had been a death in the house (suicide, murder), which might affect the value of the property. If you feel the need to say something to the neighbor who made that tasteless comment, by all means do so. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018:This year you will want to bolster an associates or loved ones ideas. This persons concepts seem unusually creative. Your openness helps you rise above certain problems. If you are single, you seem to be transforming. Try to avoid a commitment until you have stabilized. If you are attached, the two of you might witness more tumultuousness and creativity coming forward. You also might be expecting a new addition to the family. CAPRICORN might be a stick in the mud, but he or she offers strong values.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Be patient with a co-worker who seems distracted. You have been like that too, only you werent expecting it from this person. Optimism and an interest in this persons thoughts help him or her return to the status quo. A conversation becomes possible. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You note how you like to brainstorm with others. You also gain a sense of what someone who you look up to expects from you. You might evaluate the choices that present themselves. If youre uncomfortable, consider changing the nature of the bond. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Basics count when dealing with others. Today, you need to be grounded as you deal with some new information that heads your way. Others want to hear your reaction. At rst, you might be stunned, but you will gain insight about this matter later. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Speak your mind, but dont cause yourself unneeded problems. Your sense of humor will emerge once you digest some new information. You might have a strong reaction at rst, but you will land well. Trust that what is happening is OK. Youll gain a new perspective. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Buckle down to get as much done as possible. You could experience an unexpected shake-up, but you will nd these surprises less difcult in the near future. You even might be amused. A sense of strength and condence carries you through the day. VIRGO (AUG.23-SEPT.22) Refuse to get cornered by someone who often acts in an explosive manner and has reactive thoughts. Listen to this persons ideas, but dont feel as if you have to go along with them. Try to avoid a disagreement if possible. Communication might be intense. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Your enthusiasm comes forth and allows more to happen. You might notice that you have no tolerance for any kind of emotional drama right now. Be clear with others about your terms in order to relate more effectively. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might overwhelm someone if you explain too much or share something that would cause an uproar. You nd that the unpredictable surrounds your home life. The only stability you have in this area is its perpetual instability. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You are proactive in getting in touch with a close relative. You might be startled by this persons mood and not able to reveal what is on your mind. You could benet from ne-tun ing your communication to make your message clearer. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You are full of energy. Curb a desire to overspend. You experience a surge of creativity that makes you feel driven. You need to process a problem, but might be held back in some way. Be aware of a new friends actions, as you could be thrown a curveball. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) One-on-one relating could take a new twist. You suddenly might nd yourself in an argument. Few people understand the real meaning of your words. Allow a loved one to discuss his or her feelings. Youll nd this discussion to be unusually powerful. PISCES (FEB.19-MARCH 20) You might want to evaluate whether it is time to take on a goal that you keep putting on the backburner. Understand what is needed to oil the cogs. Tame your temper before it becomes explosive. Choose when to discuss your disappointment. Wife on the verge of divorce calls for a one-year reprieve | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 18, 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. ON THIS DATE: In 1850 Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of federal commissioners charged with returning escaped slaves to their owners. In 1851 the rst edition of The New York Times was published. In 1947 the National Security Act, which created a National Military Establishment and the position of Secretary of Defense, went into eect. In 1959 during his U.S. tour, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the grave of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Khrushchev called on all countries to disarm. In 1970 rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27. In 1987 the psychological thriller "Fatal Attraction," starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, was released by Paramount Pictures. In 1994 tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis, 40, was found dead in the guest cottage of a friend's home in Southampton, New York, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.



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