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SPORTS | C1FINAL PLAY VS. VOLS WAS BIG FOR UFS FRANKS DINE | B1QUARTERDECK CLOSES, MERGES FAVORITES WITH MASON JAR SPORTS | C1EUSTIS TOWNE GETS OFF TO A GOOD START AT DAYTONA STATE @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, September 19, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ...............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports .........................C1 Classified ....................D1 Volume 142, Issue 262 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Staff ReportCLERMONT „ Police say a woman fought off a man in an attempted carjacking and later identified him after he ran away across six lanes of traffic before being arrested. Police responded to the call at Publix at State Road 50 and County Road 455 at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The woman said she went out to her car during her lunch hour. She said she saw a man, later identified as David W. Cox, 22, of Clermont, talking to another person.Report: Clermont woman fought o carjackerCox By Linda FloreaCorrespondentMINNEOLA „ Its a hot September afternoon that feels like summer will never end, and even with the over-cast sky, you can almost see the thick veil of humidity making clothes cling and draining energy.On the far side of a field at Lake Minneola High School, the band practices marching routines, blindly side-stepping with faces forward and instruments raised while another line intersects from a different direction like a basket weave while the color guard waves flags and dances to the beat.Learning to play an instru-ment is challenging enough for most students, but playing that instrument while moving to a choreographed Bowl-bound bandEssence Solomon plays baritone while marching during a Lake Minneola High School band practice recently. [LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT] Lake Minneola High School band prepares for Peach BowlBy Eric Talmadge and Hyung-Jin KimThe Associated PressPYONGYANG, North Korea „ South Korean Pres-ident Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date „ brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Koreas talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand eco-nomic cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula.Kim gave the South Korean president an exceed-ingly warm welcome, meeting him and his wife at Pyongyangs airport „ itself a very unusual gesture „ then riding into town with Moon in an open limousine through streets lined with crowds of North Koreans, who cheered and waved the flag of their country and a blue-and-white flag that symbolizes Korean unity.The made-for-television welcome is par for the course for Moons summits with Kim.Hours after his arrival, Moon began an official summit with Kim at the ruling Workers Party headquarters. The two were joined by two of their top deputies „ spy chief Suh Hoon and presidential security director Chung Euiyong for Moon, and Kim Jong Uns powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, and senior Workers Party official Kim Yong Chol for the North Korean leader, according to Moons office.At the start of their meeting, Kim thanked Moon for brokering a June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.Its not too much to say that its Moons efforts that arranged a historic North Korea-U.S. summit. Because of that, the regional political situation has been stabilized and more progress on North Korea-U.S. ties is expected,Ž Kim said, according to South Korean media pool reports and Moons office.Korean leaders meet in Pyonyang for potentially tough talksSee CARJACKER, A5 See BAND, A5 See KOREAS, A5By Chuck Burton and Martha WaggonerThe Associated PressWILMINGTON, N.C. „ Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolinas governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet.The death toll rose to at least 35 in three states, with 27 fatalities in North Caro-lina, as Florences remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and storms moved through the Northeast, where flash floods hit New Hampshire and New York state .North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that the flooding set off by as much as 3 feet of rain from Florence is far from over and will get worse in places.I know for many people this feels like a nightmare that just wont end,Ž he said.Nightmare that wont endKenny Babb retrieves a paddle that ” oated away on his ” ooded property as Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday in Linden, North Carolina. [DAVID GOLDMAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Storm evacuees in North Carolina cant return home yetSee FLORENCE, A6


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Monday, Sept. 17 Cash 4 Life: 12-13-26-43-54-3 Fantasy 5: 1-7-24-32-35 Tuesday, Sept. 18 Pick 5 Afternoon: 4-1-9-5-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-9-5-6 Pick 3 Afternoon: 3-9-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 7-4LOTTERY By Alan Fram and Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Trading accusations, Democratic and Republican senators quarreled Tuesday over who will testify at what promises to be a dramatic and emotional hearing next Monday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavana-ugh and the woman who says he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. But doubts were raised whether she would appear.Kavanaugh was at the White House for a second straight day, but again did not meet with President Donald Trump. The president said he was totally supportingŽ Kavanaugh and rejected calls for the FBI to investigate the accusation.I dont think FBI really should be involved because they dont want to be involved,Ž Trump said. As for Kavanaugh, he said, I feel so badly for him that hes going through this, to be honest with you. ... This is not a man that deserves this.ŽDemocrats are demanding that the FBI be given time to reopen its background investi-gation into Kavanaugh so it can check the assertions of Chris-tine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of assault. They say the hearing should not move forward until that investigation is completed.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said an FBI investigation is essen-tialŽ to prevent the hearing from becoming merely a he said, she said affair.ŽRepublicans responded that reopening the investigation is up to the White House and they are sticking with their plans for a Monday hearing „ with or without Fords participation.Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said on radios Hugh Hewitt ShowŽ said that hed not yet received confirma-tion from Ford that she would appear at the hearing, despite several attempts to reach her camp.So it kind of raises the question, do they want to come to the public hearing or not?Ž Grassley said.Meanwhile, Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaughs who Ford claims witnessed the assault, said Tuesday he does not wish to testify before the committee.I have no memory of this alleged incident. ... More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes,Ž he said in a statement sent to the committee by his lawyer. I have no more information to offer the com-mittee and I do not wish to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Fords letter.ŽA day earlier, Republicans abruptly agreed to hold a public Judiciary Committee hearing at which Kavanaugh and Ford have been invited to testify. Party leaders made that concession under pressure from senators demanding that the nominee and his accuser give public, sworn testimony before any vote on Trumps nominee.Schumer said Democrats want more than two witnesses, including Mark Judge. Limiting the hearing to just Kavanaugh and Ford would be inadequate, unfair, wrong and a desire not to get at the whole truth,Ž Schumer said.Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat, said Judge is needed specifically and personally as an eyewitness to the occurrence. He should testify under oath.Ž As both sides contemplated the hearing, Republicans were thinking through the optics of a nationally televised show-down between Kavanaugh and his accuser at which all 11 GOP Judiciary Committee members are men.There is no discussion of a Plan BŽ should Kavanaughs nomination fail, according to an individual familiar with the nomination process but not authorized to speak publicly. The person said there should be no such discussion until more information about the alleged incident comes to light.The hearing is certain to be conflicting and emotive. It will offer a campaign season test of the political potency of a #MeToo movement that has already toppled prominent men from entertainment, gov-ernment and journalism and energized female voters and political candidates.Asked by Hewitt if he was considering including a female counsel who would ask ques-tions, Grassley said, All those things are being taken into consideration.Ž He added later, Youre raising legiti-mate questions that are still in my mind.ŽSen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who is on the Judiciary Committee, said Republicans are naturallyŽ concerned about the optics of having only Republican men question Ford because theres always a lot of prejudice in these matters.ŽMeanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood strongly behind Brett Kavanaugh, saying her claims that hed sexually attacked her when both were high schoolers stands at oddsŽ with everything known about the Supreme Court nominees background.McConnell said that blatant malpracticeŽ by Democrats „ not releasing a letter by the accuser until the confirmation process was nearing its end „ will not stop the Senate from moving forward in a respon-sible manner.ŽThe remarks by McConnell, R-Ky., seemed aimed at signaling that while Ford will be given her opportunity to detail her allegations under oath, party leaders „ certainly for now „ were not easing off their support of Trumps nominee.Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who received Fords letter over the summer, said she didnt reveal it to protect Fords confidentiality.Kavanaugh spoke with the Judiciary panels counsel Monday and gave a clear and consistentŽ account of what happened 36 years ago, said a person who wasnt authorized to be identified while describing the process. The person described Kavanaugh as resoluteŽ and eager to defend himself. Kavana-ugh met Monday with White House Counsel Don McGahn and others at the White House and called several senators.Ford says that at a party when both were teenagers in the early 1980s, an intoxi-cated Kavanaugh trapped her in a bedroom, pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and forced his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. She said she got away when a companion of Kava-naughs jumped on him.Kavanaugh, 53, has vehemently denied the accu-sation. He said in a statement Monday that he wanted to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity.ŽIf the Judiciary commit-tees timetable slips, it would become increasingly difficult for Republicans to schedule a vote before midterm elections on Nov. 6 elections, when congressional control will be at stake.Trump feels so badly for KavanaughSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testi“ es after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6 on Capitol Hill in Washington. [ALEX BRANDON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESST. LOUIS BOSTONLawsuit “ led against gas company after Mass. blastsLawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explo-sions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns.The lawsuit is the first of whats likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company over Thursdays explosions which killed one person and injured more than two dozen in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.It accuses the utility com-panies of negligence and seeks compensation for resi-dents of who had to evacuate but didnt suffer injuries or damage to their homes. LITTLE ROCK, ARK.Arkansas governors nephew pleads not guilty to chargesA former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the states governor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson made his first court appearance Tuesday. He was charged last month with eight counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns. His case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker and is tentatively set for trial on Oct. 22. Hutchin-son is the nephew of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Both are Republicans. SACRAMENTO, CALIF.Suspect in California deputys killing has past gun chargesA 38-year-old man on probation for a gun crime has been accused of killing a sheriffs deputy and wound-ing another in a shootout that started with an argument at an auto parts store in the Sac-ramento area, authorities said Tuesday. Anton Lemon Moore of the city of Rancho Cordova, just outside the capital city, was hospitalized after being shot multiple times during gun-battles with deputies Monday, the sheriffs department said.Deputies responded to a report of a dispute between a customer and an employee at a Pep Boys in Rancho Cordova in a routine callŽ that gave no indication the customer had a gun, Sheriff Scott Jones said.As soon as they arrived and engaged the subject, he turned as if to run or flee and then immediately turned around and started firing without warning,Ž the sheriff said. The Associated PressPolice arrest a man as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police of“ cer Jason Stockley, on Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis. Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase. More than a dozen people arrested in the 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police of“ cers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained. [JEFF ROBERSON/AP FILE]MADRIDAn injured worker is carried on a stretcher after scaffolding collapsed Tuesday at the Ritz hotel undergoing renovation in Madrid, Spain. One construction worker was killed and at least 11 injured after wrought iron work on the sixth ” oor of the hotel collapsed, dragging down “ ve ” oors of internal scaffolding and the workers at the site. [PAUL WHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS FRUITLAND PARKMan accused of battery on pregnant girlfriendA man who allegedly beat his girlfriend and threatened to ter-minate her pregnancy himself has been charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. Police were called to see about a woman at Leesburg Regional Medical Center early Tuesday. A woman there said her boyfriend, Noah S. Carragher, 18, of Hickory Avenue, was upset because she had spent the day with a female friend in Leesburg.She then stated that she didnt want to put up with any fightingƒ so she grabbed her purse and her phone and left the resi-dence through the front door.ŽShe said he followed her outside and grabbed her cellphone so she couldnt call her friend for a ride, and her arm. He then jumped on her back, causing her to fall to the ground. He then began choking her with both of his hands.If you dont want to be with me, we are not going to have a baby. I will terminate this preg-nancy myself,Ž she quoted him. He punched her in the jaw and in the stomach, she said.She made her way to a store, where her friend picked her up.Carragher at first denied any kind of physical altercation. I had an argument with my girl, bro,Ž he said. However, police noted in their report that she had noticeable injuriesŽ to her jaw, chest and arm.FRUITLAND PARKCops: Obviously high man used 911 to “ nd homeboyFirst, a man went to Lake County Fire Station 53 in Fruitland Park and asked to use the phone.The man called 911 to report a house fire on Hickory Lane.When firefighters arrived, they discovered there was not a fire and no one needed help. However, they did find the man who called 911, Jonathan J. Montgom-ery, 50, of Indialantic, wandering nearby, who was obviously under the influence of some type of narcotic,Ž according to a sher-iffs report.I asked him why he would make a false report of a fire,Ž a deputy noted in the report, and he stated, because my homeboy Demarcus wont answer my calls and I am trying to get through to him. I am sorry if I wasted every-ones time.ŽMontgomery was charged with misuse of 911 and false report of a fire. He was booked into the Lake County Jail on a $2,000 bond.MIAMIContractors “ ned $86K over bridge collapseContractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida uni-versity that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations.The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fines for seven safety violations related to the March 15 collapse. OSHA said the contractors didnt provide adequate safeguards despite seri-ous cracks that had developed on the bridge.Five motorists and one worker were killed when the bridge fell onto a busy roadway near Florida International University.OSHA cited five companies for $86,658 in fines. The companies can contest the findings.The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the collapse.WINTER PARKPolice arrest suspect in shooting that locked down collegePolice have arrested a 19-year-old man who they say injured another man in a shooting that placed a college on lockdown for several hours.Officials at Rollins College issued a shelter in placeŽ alert on Monday afternoon. Several hours later, police in Winter Park found Jerad Christopher Vasquez hiding under a trailer in the area where the shooting occurred.By Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of FloirdaTALLAHASSEE „ A new report from a Tallahasseebased research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998.Ben Wilcox, research director for the group Integrity Florida, said the closure of charter schools has averaged nearly 20 a year and that comes with a cost to taxpayers.ŽWhen a charter school closes, it is often difficult to get taxpayer funds back,Ž Wilcox said. A closure can cause severe problems for a school district which must absorb the displaced students.ŽAs of the 2016-2017 academic year, some 284,000 students, or about 10 percent of Floridas 2.8 million students enrolled in the pre-kindergarten-through-high school-system, attended char-ter schools.The 654 charter schools receive public funding but can act more independently than traditional public schools.The report showed 160 char-ter schools failed between 2012 and 2017, with 35 closing in 2015-2016.Some have failed because they faced financial pressure due to overestimated enrollment, others because of financial mismanagement and others for academic reasons,Ž the report said.Another trend cited in the report is the rise of for-profit companies that manage the schools and can also be involved in leasing school sites. As of 2017, the report showed 294, or 45 percent, of the schools were being managed by for-profit companies. The for-profit schools have nearly doubled since 2010-2011, when there were 150 charter schools operated by for-profit entities.Wilcox said lax regulation of charter schools has created opportunities for corporate profiteering, financial misman-agement, fraud and criminal corruption.ŽHe cited a recent investigation of Newpoint Education Partners, where two executives who were involved in a Report details charter school closures Staff ReportMOUNT DORA … Mount Dora police are investigating a body found inside a vehicle at a shopping center Tuesday morning.Police responded to the TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby shopping center on U.S. Highway 441 at 8:27 a.m. The vehicle was parked more toward TJ Maxx. Authorities confirmed the deceased woman is Jillian Din-more, 23, who had been missing since Saturday morning.Various social media posts indicate that Dinmore left her Tavares home around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in a 2016 Jeep Patriot. She was on her way to work in Eustis.Her father, Joseph Dinmore, called Tavares police when her coworkers called him to say that she didnt show up on the job, according to Tavares police reports.Dinmore's parents didnt want to discuss the circumstances that led to her death, but her father said she was a very, very bright student, devoted to her family and loved dogs.She really always wanted to make other people happy,Ž he said.The family moved to Lake County in 2015 from Maine. "We feel very supported right now," he said. "The only thing we want right now is our privacy."Mount Dora city spokes-woman Lisa McDonald said the Medical Examiners office would determine the cause of death.There are no suspicious cir-cumstances at this time and the investigation is ongoing,Ž she said in a press release.Lake County Sheriffs Office crime scene technicians are assisting with the case.Missing woman found dead in shopping center lotDinmore By Jim TurnerNews service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano is not backing down after finding him-self in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association for receiving a sizable political contribution from a group that backs gun restrictions and has ties to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Galvano, a Bradenton Republican who is slated to become Senate president after the November elections, pointed Monday to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Parklands Marjory Stone-man Douglas High School that killed 17 people. After the shooting, lawmakers passed a bill (SB 7026) that included raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 to purchase rifles and other long guns „ a restriction the NRA has challenged in federal court. I will make no apologies for the responsible steps we took in a bipartisan manner in the wake of the worst school shooting in our states history,Ž Gal-vano said.Galvanos comments came after NRA Tallahassee lobbyist Marion Hammer, a former national president of the gun-rights organization, called him out for accepting a $200,000 contribution from Every-town for Gun Safety Action Fund, which has been heav-ily backed by Bloomberg. Galvano, NRA clash over political contributionIncoming Senate President Bill Galvano is not backing down after “ nding himself in the crosshairs of the National Ri” e Association over a political contribution. [DAN WAGNER/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By John KennedyGatehouse MediaTALLAHASSEE „ The Florida governors race became a battle over school dollars Tuesday, with Democrat Andrew Gillum defending his $1 billion tax proposal and Republican Ron DeSantis promising to steer money from overhead into classrooms.Flanked by educators, Gillum said his plan to boost the states corpo-rate income tax only makes Floridas big businesses pay their fair shareŽ and would be softened by fed-eral tax cuts that already favor corporations.This is an investment in our future, in our states economy and in Floridas businesses,Ž Gillum said. Were talking about training up the next generation of workforce that will power Floridas future economy. And simply put, were saying that everybody has to pay their fair share.ŽGillum has been under heightened pressure from Republicans and their business allies since Gate-house Media reported that the Democrats proposal is sending shock waves through industry organizations, even as it faces long odds of succeeding in a GOP-controlled state Legislature.Gillum would boost the states 5.5 percent tax on corporate income to 7.75 percent to help raise $1 billion that he would pour into schools, improving per-pupil funding, expanding technical pro-grams and giving teachers a minimum $50,000 start-ing salary.DeSantis unveiled his own billion-dollar proposal Tuesday „ built on redirecting school admin-istrative costs into the classroom. DeSantis would require that 80 percent of state public school dollars go to classrooms, up from the level of about 74 percent, which he said was reached in 2016-17.DeSantis campaign says that increase would yield almost $1.4 billion more for schools.The 80 percent proposal was part of an education Governors race focuses on school fundingFlorida Republican candidate for governor Ron DeSantis speaks with reporters outside of Franklin Middle Magnet School on Tuesday in Tampa. Both DeSantis and Democratic rival Andrew Gillum released their education proposals Tuesday. [CHRIS URSO/THE TAMPA BAY TIMES VIA AP] See SCHOOLS, A4 See GOV RACE, A4 See NRA, A4


A4 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | IN MEMORY Dorothy P. Burgess, 81, a former resident of Leesburg, departed this life on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Dorothy was born on November 5, 1936 in Hahira, GA to the late Essie Lane and Igelo Mays. She and her family moved to Leesburg, FL in 1956. She relocated to Orlando and worked as an assembly line worker at Peazo Technology, where she later became a supervisor. She was an active and dedicated member of The Impact Church of Orlando. Dorothy leaves to cherish her love and memories to her daughter, Helen Burgess; 1 brother; 4 sisters; and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7PM at the mortuary. A service of celebration will be held on Friday 11:00AM at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1012 E. Line Street, Leesburg. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Leesburg. POSTELLS MORTUARY is providing service for the Burgess family. Dorothy P. Burgess Funeral Services Keshawn A. JohnsonKeshawn Ke KeŽ A. Johnson, 20, of Leesburg, died Friday, September 7, 2018. Sunrise Funeral Home, Sanford, FL. 407-322-7383 Terriel Wayne Hunt age 65 of Montverde, FL., passed away July 3rd, 2018. Terry was born April 26,1953 in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Jess Hunt and Betty Carol Bailey Hunt both of Gibson County. Terry is survived by sisters Jamie Faye Hunt and Jessica Lea Hunt, nephew Darren Wayne Jackson,Grand niece Kenzi Rae Jackson all of Montverde, FL. Uncle Richard Bailey and Aunt Karen and family of the east coast of Central Florida. Uncle Dave and Susie Bailey and family of Sepulpa, Oklahoma. Aunt Mary Lou and Jimmy Watkins and family of Gibson County. Half sisters Christine Hunt and Rachel Hunt of Gibson county, and many more relatives and friends, of which he spoke of often, old times, and work experiences, in Indiana, Oklahoma and Florida. Terry is missed and will be missed. A gathering in memory of will be held in Montverde at Kirk Park September 23rd from 4 to 6 pm. Terriel Wayne Hunt package the Republican unveiled Tuesday that aligns with his partys support for private-school vouchers. DeSantis is pledging to expand the states tax credit scholarship pro-gram, give parents more school choice options and reward primarily high-performing teachers.DeSantis also called for an audit of the states Department of Education and an online database in each school district tracking spending „ measures that he said could bolster the push for more dollars in classrooms.Pushing back against the Common Core curriculum standards that had been advanced by President Obama and supported by former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, DeSantis said he was wary of one-size-fits-allŽ evaluations. He wants a review of these testing measures and would expand the emphasis on civics and constitutional principles in schools.Gillum and DeSantis, though, do seem to agree on Florida schools bolstering their technical and apprenticeship pro-grams to meet the needs of students not inclined toward college.While DeSantis said little publicly Tuesday about his education platform, Gillum called a news conference to defend his corporate tax hike after a steady drumbeat from Republi-can-allied organizations that warned it would rock the states economy.Gillum cited President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress support for a massive tax cut package last December that is helping corporations save billions of dollars.The argument they made is that these tax breaks were going to filtrate down to everyday working people... suf-fering in this state and all over the country,Ž Gillum said. The truth is that 44 percent of working fami-lies say they cannot make ends meet.ŽHe also disputed claims that increasing taxes on businesses will force consumer prices up.The truth is, the corporate tax rate in the state of Georgia is higher than that in Florida. And the 99-cent menu is the same in both our states,Ž Gillum said.Republicans swung back „ again.No matter how he tries to spin this, raising $1 bil-lion in taxes would be a disaster for hardworking Florida families,Ž said Meredith Beatrice, a Flor-ida GOP spokeswoman. GOV RACEFrom Page A3The contribution went to a political committee known as Innovate Florida, which is chaired by Galvano.Hammer, a longtime powerful lobbyist in Tallahassee, sent out an alertŽ Monday to members of the NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida about the Sept. 4 contribution to Galvanos committee.Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano calls himself a Republican but is rumored to be the one who colluded with anti-gun Democrats to engineer the gun control package included in SB-7026 this past session,Ž Hammer wrote to members of the groups. SB-7026 contained three major gun control provisions and was rammed down the throats of Senate and House Republican legislators.ŽLooks like our Second Amendment Rights were sold for a large contribution from anti-gun former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg,Ž Hammer wrote. All of this while the anti-gunners keep accusing legislators of taking money from NRA. In reality, no Florida Senate or House member or candidate for the Flor-ida Senate or House has received a direct contribution from NRA in almost 20 years.ŽThe NRA filed a federal lawsuit against the state in March immediately after Gov. Rick Scott signed into law the bill that includes a wide range of schoolsafety and gun-related measures. Along with the age requirement for gun pur-chases, it also included imposing a three-day waiting period on buying long guns and banned what are known as bump stocks,Ž which allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. The lawsuit remains pending.I have made it clear that as Senate president I will continue to advocate for increased safety and security in our schools. I am grateful for the support,Ž Galvano said Monday.The alleged shooter in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas case, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, legally purchased a semiauto-matic rifle that was used in the massacre.Gun-rights support-ers have been frustrated in recent years by the Senate, which has blocked proposals such as allowing people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry firearms on college campuses. Bills have stalled after years of the Republican-dominated Legislature generally being support-ive of positions backed by groups such as the NRA. NRAFrom Page A3company that managed more than a dozen charter schools were charged in a fraudulent billing and kickback scheme. One executive has been con-victed, while the other will stand trial in Pensacola.On a positive side, the report showed charter schools outperformed traditional public schools on the states A-to-F grading evaluation in 2016-2017. Some 65 percent of charter schools earned an A or B, compared to 55 per-cent of traditional schools. But 3 percent of the charter schools earned F grades, compared to 1 percent of the traditional schools.The Integrity Florida report also raised a broader issue of the impact of the growth of charter schools on funding for the tradi-tional school system.Inasmuch as charter schools can be an inefficient and wasteful option for school choice, the Legislature should evaluate the appropriate amount of funding the state can afford to offer in educational choices to parents and students,Ž the report said.Erika Donalds, a Collier County School Board member who is a prominent supporter of charter schools, said the report tries to use a few bad apples to define all charter schools.Ž The truth is, the major-ity of charter schools are great examples of student success and school resourcefulness,Ž Donalds said. Charters are achiev-ing results for students with fewer dollars „ thats not debatable.ŽDonalds said perpetu-ally failing traditional public schoolsŽ should be held to the same performance standard as charter schools and should be closed if they fail to perform. SCHOOLSFrom Page A3 Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum speaks to members of the media Tuesday in Tallahassee about his education plan. [JOHN KENNEDY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]

PAGE 5 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 A5ever-changing kaleidoscope routine with 96 other band members in the heat for three hours is no small effort. But thats part of being in the marching band.The award-winning band has about 100 students who travel and compete in the Florida Marching Band Champi-onships. For the past two years, the band finished in the top five for march-ing units, and their efforts drew an invitation to per-form at the Peach Bowl in December in Atlanta.This year the band has been bolstered by a grant of nearly $67,000 by Niagara Cares, the chari-table division of Niagara Bottling. With the grant money, the school has added sound equipment and instruments. Many of the large instruments in the band, such as tubas, English horns, flugel horn and drums, are owned by the school and rented to the students at a dis-counted price.Band director Andy Deen said the Peach Bowl will be the first time the band has traveled out of state.This day, the band was practicing a routine they will perform in Atlanta during a competition before the bowl.The trip to the Peach Bowl, with transporta-tion, housing, bowl tickets and food, is expensive. So far 75 students have signed up to go, although Deen said he would like more to go. The students leave on Dec. 26 and come back Dec. 30. While there, the band will march in the Peach Bowl parade.I think its a really cool opportunity. A lot of people havent been in a big group like that with other schools,Ž said junior Dylan Sons, section leader of the battery, which is the marching percussion unit.Also going is senior drum major Nicole Walker, who plays oboe in the concert band. In the fall concert, she will be playing the English horn, which is one of the instru-ments purchased with the Niagara grant.I think its going to be cool to incorporate jazz, concert bands, and marching,Ž said Walker.Although students must pay to go on the trip, it doesnt cover all expenses and the school is holding fundraisers to cover the difference. The first fundraiser is a concert at the school on Sept. 25. The concert will be held in the auditorium and tickets are available at the door for $5, or $20 for a family.Chipotle in Clermont is holding a Spirit Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 and will donate 50 percent of its sales to the band when you mention the band at the register. A winter concert is also planed for Dec. 13 at the school with a carol sing-along at the end.The students are going to have the opportunity to perform at a national event, which is a high pro-file event for the school,Ž Deen said. The students will play with other bands and meet students from across the country during the trip.Ž BANDFrom Page A1She opened the door and sat in the drivers seat, but when she tried to close the door, the man held onto the door and ordered her to get out of the car.No!Ž she said. When she couldnt shut the door, she kicked him, knocking him to the ground. He jumped up and began to struggle with her, grab-bing her by the shirt and throwing her to the ground.He sat in the drivers seat and yelled, Where are the (expletive) keys?ŽShe began yelling for help and people started coming toward them.Police said he ran into a field toward Clermont Toyota, in the 16000 block of S.R. 50.Law enforcement officers gave chase but he crossed six lanes of traffic. When he tried to run into a wooded area, sheriffs dep-uties fired a Taser when he refused to stop.Cox was charged with carjacking, battery and resisting without violence.According to court records, Cox is also facing charges of aggravated battery for a July 2 arrest. CARJACKERFrom Page A1Moon responded by expressing his own thanks to Kim for making a bold decisionŽ in a New Years speech to open a new era of detente and send a delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics in February.Even though tens of thousands of people had witnessed Moons drive into the city with their leader, the arrival was not broadcast or even mentioned on the evening and night news on North Koreas central television network. The North often holds off reporting sto-ries until it has had time to review and edit the video for maximum propaganda impact.The results of the talks werent immediately avail-able. Seoul officials earlier said they would focus on how to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, decrease military tensions along their border and improve over-all ties. The Norths media said the talks would reaffirm their commitment to Korean peace, unity and prosperity.During a conversation at the Paekhwawon guest house where Moon was to stay, Kim said North Koreans hope diplomacy will yield positive results. I think it was our peoples wish that we come up with good results as fast as we can,Ž Kim said, according to the media pool reports.Moon responded that Our hearts are fluttering, but at the same we have heavy hearts,Ž and added, We have built trust and friendship between us, so I think all will be well.ŽThe two are to meet again on Wednesday.More than in their previous encounters, when the mere fact of meeting and resuming a dialogue was seen as a major step forward, Moon is under pressure to leave Thursday with some concrete accomplishments.One of Moons objectives „ and one that also interests Kim „ was clear from the people he took with him. Traveling on Moons government jet was Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong and other business leaders, underscoring Moons hopes to expand cross-border business projects. Currently, however, all major joint projects between the Koreas are stalled because of U.S.-led sanctions.But the nuclear issue was sure to cast a shadow over negotiations on joint projects.Before leaving Seoul, Moon vowed to push for irreversible, permanent peaceŽ and for better dia-logue between Pyongyang and Washington.This summit would be very meaningful if it yielded a resumption of North Korea-U.S. talks,Ž Moon said Tuesday just before his departure. Its very important for South and North Korea to meet frequently, and we are turning to a phase where we can meet anytime we want.ŽBut as Moon arrived, the Norths main newspaper lobbed a rhetorical volley at Washington that could make Moons job all the more delicate, blaming the United States alone for the lack of progress in denucle-arization talks.The U.S. is totally to blame for the deadlocked DPRK-U.S. negotiations,Ž the Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial, using the ini-tials of the Norths formal name, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.It said Washington is stubbornly insistingŽ that the North dismantle its nuclear weapons first, an approach which was rejected in the past DPRK-U.S. dialogues,Ž while failing to show its will for confidence-building including the declaration of the end of war which it had already pledged.ŽWhile signaling his willingness to talk with Washington, Kims strat-egy has been to try to elbow the U.S. away from Seoul so that the two Koreas can take the lead in deciding how to bring peace and stability to their peninsula. North Korea maintains that it has devel-oped its nuclear weapons to the point that it can now defend itself against a potential U.S. attack, and can now shift its focus to economic development and improved ties with the South.Rarely do the North Korean official media even mention the word denuclearization.Talks between the United States and North Korea have stalled since Kims meeting with Trump in Singapore in June.North Korea has taken some steps, like dismantling its nuclear and rocket-engine testing sites, but U.S. officials have said it must take more serious disarmament steps before receiving outside conces-sions. Trump has indicated he may be open to holding another summit to resus-citate the talks, however.For Kim, the timing of this weeks summit is good.North Korea just completed an elaborate celebration replete with a military parade and huge rallies across the country to mark its 70th anniversary. China, signaling its support for Kims recent diplomatic moves, sent its third-high-est party official to those festivities. Thats important because China is the Norths biggest economic partner and is an important political counterbalance to the United States. KOREASFrom Page A1Snare drums with Jason Midlane (front), battery leader Dylan Sons and Jett Frantel. [LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT]


A6 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAddressing roughly 10,000 people who remain in shelters and countless moreŽ staying elsewhere, Cooper urged residents to stay put for now, particularly those from the hardest-hit coastal counties that include Wilmington, near where Florence blew ashore on Friday.Roads remain treacher-ous, he said, and some are still being closed for the first time as rivers swelled by torrential rains inland drain toward the Atlantic.I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to,Ž Cooper said.In Wilmington, population 120,000, workers began handing out supplies using a system that resembled a giant fastfood drive-thru: Drivers pulled up to a line of pallets, placed an order and left without having to get out. A woman blew a whistle each time driv-ers were supposed to pull forward.Todd Tremain needed tarps to cover up spots where Florences winds ripped shingles off his roof. The roof is leaking, messing up the inside of the house,Ž he said.Others got a case of bottled water or military MREs, or field rations. An olive-drab military forklift moved around huge pal-lets loaded with supplies.Brandon Echavarrieta struggled to stay com-posed as he described life post-Florence: no power for days, rotted meat in the freezer, no water or food and just one bath in a week.Its been pretty bad,Ž said Echavarrieta, 34, his voice breaking.Nearby, about 200 people lined up to buy 40-pound bags of ice as quickly as a Rose Ice and Coal Co. could produce it.Supplies have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also have been used to pluck hundreds of desperate people from atop homes and other structures.Mayor Bill Saffo said two routes were now open into Wilmington, which had been completely cut off by floodwaters, but those roads could close again as water swells the Cape Fear River on the citys west side.We still are encourag-ing or asking folks not to come home,Ž said Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County commissioners. We want you here. We love you. We miss you. But access to Wilmington is still very limited and is not improv-ing as quickly as we would like.ŽAt Fayetteville, about 100 miles inland, near the Armys sprawling Fort Bragg, the Cape Fear River had risen about 50 feet toward a crest that was predicted to be more than 25 feet above flood level. On Tuesday, logs and other debris became trapped under a rail bridge as rushing brown water pushed against the span.The river swallowed trees, lamp posts and a parking lot near its banks. City officials warned that still-rising water threatened some neighborhoods and businesses that seemed safe, but said the worst was nearly over and life was beginning to return to normal downtown. Businesses were re-opening and owners were removing sandbags and plywood from storefronts.By Emily GuskinThe Washington PostPope Franciss onceoverwhelming popularity in the U.S. has taken a major hit since a new report on sexual abuse was released in August, according to two new polls.A Gallup poll released Tuesday found that 53 percent of Americans said they had a favorable opinion of the pontiff, down from 66 percent in August, when respondents were questioned just before the release of a sweeping Penn-sylvania grand jury report listing hundreds of Catho-lic clergy accused of sexual abuse and misconduct over 70 years in the state. Fran-ciss popularity has fallen 23 points from a 2014 high of 76 percent in Gallup polls.A separate CNN/SSRS poll released last week found 48 percent with a favorable view of the pope, down from 66 percent in January 2017 and a high of 72 percent in December 2013.Francis continues to be far more liked than disliked, with roughly one-quarter of the public saying they have an unfavorable impression of him, and a sizable share holding no opinion. But the drop-off is notable from earlier in his papacy, when his messages about accep-tance toward gay people and other groups received widespread positive media attention, fueling his popularity.Since August, the church has been rocked by the Pennsylvania grand jury report and the investigations that followed attorneys general are now conducting inquiries on abuse in the church in states including Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York. And Franciss own culpability has been impugned in a shocking letter by the former Vatican ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who claims Francis knew that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick had sexually harassed young men but chose to let secret sanctions on McCarrick slide anyway. Francis has declined to respond directly to Viganos allegations.The Gallup and CNN polls differ on whether Franciss popularity has decreased among Catholics. Gallup finds the fall in favorable ratings concentrated among non-Catholics, while the CNN survey suggests a significant drop among both Catholics and the broader public.In the Gallup poll, opin-ions of Francis among U.S. Catholics changed little: 78 percent rated him favorably in August while 79 percent did so this month. Thats still down from a high of 89 percent in March 2014. Among non-Catholic Americans, favorable ratings of the pope dropped sharply from 63 percent in August to 45 percent in the new survey.Popes popularity is plummeting in the US FLORENCEFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 There is not much convention or wisdom in the conventional wisdom about politics these days. But its safe to say, we think, that any proposal to raise the corporate tax in Florida would be dead on arrival in the Florida Legislature. Andrew Gillum, the surprise Democratic nominee for governor, has proposed raising the corporate tax to 7.75 percent from 5.5 percent „ in part, he says, to fund education, including increases in the minimum public-school teachers salary. Gillum has a slight lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in early opinion polls but faces a grueling race in a state that hasnt chosen a Democrat as governor since Lawton Chiles was re-elected in 1994. Even if Gillum is elected, he and his policies will run into stiff opposition in a Republican-dominated Legislature. I dont see this happening,Ž said Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican who is slated to be Senate president. Whats more, even some of the Democrats arent supporting Gillums tax proposal. So, barring a political apocalypse, dont expect Florida to substantially raise the corporate tax. That said, Gillum has injected an important question into the debate: Does Florida generate enough revenue at the state level to provide public safety, protect the environment, invest in infrastructure and fund education and social services? Florida TaxWatch, a private-sector, independent organization, provides useful comparisons between Florida and other states. In its 2018 edition of How Florida Compares,Ž TaxWatch found that our state: Ranks 42nd in per capita state and local revenues. Generates state per capita revenue at 63 percent of the U.S. average. Stands at 50th and 49th in two key state per capita revenue-collection categories. Taxes personal income at a lower percentage than the national average (5.8 percent compared to 8.1 percent). Defers substantial taxing duties to local governments. In Florida, local revenue constitutes 53 percent of the total state-local revenue „ the second-highest percentage in the United States. (Local revenue in Florida takes up 6.6 percent of personal income; nationwide, the percentage is 6.5 percent. Produces $25 billion in sales-tax revenue, the states leading source; the corporate tax ranks second, at $2.2 billion. The relatively low rates of taxation help attract businesses and wealthy retirees. But it also results in low rankings for spending on key services and programs. Although spending doesnt necessarily equate to quality, and rankings are subject to criticism, Florida is consistently rated in the bottom 10 of states on spending for public education and health care, as well as mental-health care. For instance, one assessment of mental-health care placed Florida last among the states, ahead of only the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Public school funding is 42nd, according to one study; when Florida increased allocations to universities last year, it cut community college funding. Public health spending ranks 48th, based on one evaluation. Difficult as it might be politically, Florida should continually assess its total revenues and revenue sources „ including exemptions, which should be reviewed to determine if they remain practical and if the reasons for granting them are sensible.OUR OPINIONFloridas low taxes have a downside ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Anyone who wants to buy a gun from a licensed dealer is required to fill out a Firearms Transaction Record.Ž It asks various questions to determine if the customer is legally prohibited from getting a gun „ because he or she is a felon or a fugitive from justice, received a dishonorable military discharge, has been adjudicated as a mental defectiveŽ and the like. It also notes that the purchase may not be made on behalf of another person. The application notes that any false oral or written statement ... is a crime punishable as a felony under federal law.Ž To lie in order to acquire a weapon that you are legally forbidden to have is, as the form notes, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Thats fair warning to anyone tempted to lie. But a surprising number of people do so anyway. A new report from the federal Government Accountability Office says that last year, 112,000 people tried to buy guns from licensed dealers but were caught giving false information on the form. Its reassuring that so many felons and other ineligible people were blocked from acquiring guns. Whats not reassuring is how few of them were prosecuted. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives referred just 12,700 cases to field offices for investigation. Of those, the Justice Department prosecuted exactly 12 „ one of every 9,333 alleged liars. The message to criminals is clear: What have you got to lose? Maybe youll get the gun in spite of your disqualifying record. If you dont get the gun, no worries, because you will almost certainly go unpunished. The pattern and practice are notorious enough that theres even a name for this approach: Lie and try.Ž The GAO says federal prosecutors put a low priority on these offenses. They generally do not accept and prosecute denial cases that do not involve aggravating circumstances, as these cases can require significant effort for prosecutors relative to the short length of punishment and may offer little value to public safety because the offender does not obtain the firearm.Ž In Chicago, which is plagued by violent crime fueled by illegal trafficking in firearms, this is especially distressing. A report last year by the city said, The vast majority of crime guns were handguns possessed by adults who were not the original purchaser of the firearmŽ and were legally barred from gun ownership. Claiming to buy a gun for yourself and then delivering it to someone else is illegal, as the form makes plain. The ban is ineffectual, though, unless violators can expect to face punishment. And straw purchasersŽ also rarely face federal prosecution. The lax approach is an argument for universal background checks. Otherwise people blocked from a purchase from a dealer may simply go to a private seller, who under federal law is not required to do the background check. Illinois has its own laws effectively barring such sales, but criminals face no such obstacle in most places. Its also an argument for the shift requested by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who in March urged U.S. attorneys to swiftly and aggressivelyŽ prosecute people who give false answers on the firearms form. Americans have plenty of disagreements over whether new laws are needed to prevent gun crimes. There should be no disagreement about enforcing the ones we already have. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONLie on a rearms background form? What have you got to lose? Its instructive to consider the Colin Kaepernick episode from his point of view. Envision yourself as a black American man who has achieved a significant level of success in a highly competitive, demanding profession. This man enjoys the fame and wealth that go along with his success. Still, his conscience nags him because he understands that his success is an unreachable anomaly for most black men. In fact, hes troubled by the persistent de facto segregation of black Americans in our educational institutions and by high rates of incarceration for black men. And lately hes deeply disquieted by the toofrequent reports of unarmed black men killed by police. So this wealthy, well-known black American, like the poet Robert Frost, develops a lovers quarrel with the world.Ž Hes never fallen out of love with his nation, but its long history of injustice against his race pricks his conscience and troubles his willingness to remain silent. At the same time, his highprofile profession requires him to attest publicly to his earnest allegiance to a nation whose loyalty to his race has often been sullied by hatred and prejudice. So when hes required to stand for a dutiful display of his patriotism, his conscience talks back. He doesnt hate his country. He doesnt hate or disrespect the soldiers who defend it. Its just that when someone says that he must join his fellow white citizens in a public display of patriotism designed to make everyone feel good, well, he just doesnt feel that good. Hed rather sit it out, but, out of respect, he kneels instead. None of this is very hard to imagine. In fact, its pretty much what happened with Colin Kaepernick. Whats harder to imagine is a more tolerant, less insecure America that can allow a black man to respond to his conscience without worrying that the republic will be destroyed because a few people are reluctant to participate in a rote ritual. After all, a significant portion of the white audience spends the time it takes to play the anthem in the bathroom, at the concession stand or in their recliners at home This intolerance seems odd in a country where so many of us are willing to defer to the demands of conscience that a Colorado baker feels when a gay couple asks him to bake them a wedding cake. But its no stretch to say that Colin Kaepernicks conscience cost him his career because he failed to display his patriotism in just the way that others thought he should. President Donald Trump saw an opportunity to churn up tribalism, intolerance and support in his base by publicly savoring the pleasure it would give him to fire any S.O.B. who declines to stand and, in fact, to take away his citizenship. Its disconcerting how quickly a mere ritual becomes a coercive test of patriotism. In fact, some of our rituals originated at a time of significant demographic change „ sort of like now „ when nativists felt a need to test and shape the patriotism of newcomers. And sometimes those who failed to pass the test lost their jobs and sometimes their lives. The great shame of the Kaepernick episode is the central role that race plays in it. Nearly all of the protestors are black. Their chief concerns are the racial injustices that persist in our country. The protestors biggest critics are white „ a white, rich, old boys club „ to the fans, who are readily riled up at the suggestion that someone might disrespect our troops. John M. Crisp lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at jcrispcolumns@gmail.comANOTHER OPINIONRace, conscience and empathy in the Kaepernick episode


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PAGE 9 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 B1 DINE EASY RECIPECARAMEL APPLE FLOATFor a sweet spin on the classic fall staple of apple cider, try this recipe from Taste of Home. € 1 cup chilled apple cider or unsweetened apple juice € 1 cup chilled ginger ale or lemonlime soda € 1 cup vanilla ice cream € 2 tablespoons caramel sundae syrup € Finely chopped peeled apple, optional Divide cider and ginger ale between two glasses. Top with ice cream; drizzle with caramel syrup. Top with diced apples if desired. „ Brandpoint TIP OF THE WEEKLUNCHBOX HACKSThe following lunch hacks stolen from kidsŽ come from Re € Keep items in a few categories on hand, like sandwich ingredients, sides and fruit, to make lunch assembly simple. € Add something for snack time like an apple or carrots. € Pick up a variety of packages of chips, nuts or dried fruits. CORRECTIONIn the story Labor of loveŽ on a recent Food page, the salsa processing time was inadvertently omitted. The instructions should read, Turn o the heat and immediately transfer the hot salsa into warm sterile jars and screw on sterile lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes (no need to pressurecan because of the added vinegar). The jars will seal as they cool on the counter.Ž Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Baking has always been my first love, being the passion that ignited the flame for my food career. I consider myself a free spirit, so baking helps me out of the clouds from time to time because of its preciseness. Sure, I can add a little more vanilla extract here and there but rules are rules in baking, and there is not much wiggle room when it comes to the basics „ especially cookies. I love cookies, but at times they can be a little complex. For instance, if your cookie dough is too warm it may spread when you bake it. Sometimes, especially in Florida, you may want to cool your dough in the fridge. While cooling your dough before you bake it may seem trivial, it plays an important role in the final outcome. Although I have the Crisco chocolate chip cookie recipe memorized, I still like to add my own touch, and my family loves them. However, because I am busy cooking more than baking these days, getting a delicious homemade cookie is rare. One day while walking out of Sams Club in The Villages, I noticed a SUV with the words Red Rooster Cookie Jar" on the side of it. I immediately went over to the car, gently tapped on the window and politely asked if the driver,Yvonne Conti-OBrien, if she had any cookies. She only had a few because she had just left the Fruitland Park Farmers Market, but one particular flavor caught my attention: salted caramel cashew. My son likes a nightly bedtime snack, so we saved our cookies for that. My husband, who usually doesnt partake in the ritual, ate two cookies, and because of this, I needed more. The following week, I found Yvonne, a retired middle school Spanish teacher, at the farmers market and decided to try her other flavors. Even though I wanted to keep this delicious secret to myself, I need to tell my readers aboutYvonne's made-fromscratch cookies. She even mixes them by hand, without a mixer. Her cookie recipe is an old old one that she had forgotten about until it fell out of a book when she was moving. As I ate my oatmeal raisinette cookie, Yvonne said she retired and moved to Florida to be closer to her mother and son. One day, she decided to make the cookie recipe and send them to them to family and friends up north. Everyone loved the cookies and asked for more. On the anniversary of her fathers death, Yvonne paid homage to him by kicking off her cookie business „ with a little marketing help from her son. I wanted to do something positive in his honor,Ž she said. You can taste the love for her father in these cookies. I love the unique flavors she offers, such as oatmeal raisinette, an original recipe that includes those delicious chocolate-covered raisins, red sugar-sprinkled sugar cookies, snickerdoodles and, of course, chocolate chip. Every Saturday at Brownwood Market in the Villages, Yvonne offers a cookie of the week. These cookies are awesome and usually sell out. No worries though, you can always pre-order a dozen. For information about Red Rooster Cookie Jar, go to www.facebook. com/RRCookieJar, or call 203-260-0872. And by the way, here's my version of the Crisco chocolate chip cookies i mentioned before so you'll have something to read while you eat Yvonnes cookies. ZE'S CRISCO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIESServings: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients: cup Crisco butter shortening or stick Crisco baking sticks butter ” avor all-vegetable shortening 1 cups “ rmly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons Heavy cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon salt teaspoon baking soda 1 cups milk chocolate chips Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat shortening, brown sugar, heavy cream and vanilla in large bowl with mixer on medium until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine ” our, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until blended. With a large spoon, stir in chocolate chips. Place cookie dough in fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Drop 2 tablespoons of rounded dough 3 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool completely.Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at GOURMETRed Rooster o ers delicious cookies made with loveRed Rooster Cookie Jar offers a cookie of the week each Saturday at Brownwood Market in The Villages. [FACEBOOK] Ze Carter By Cindy SharpCorrespondentUMATILLA „ The city's beloved seafood restaurant, Quarterdeck, closed its doors last week after 26 years, and while the announcement came as a surprise to many, owner Glen Key said the explanation is simple.We want to downsize,Ž he said.Key's brother and sister, Byron Key and Keri Greer, run The Mason Jar just down the road, which was established by their mother 40 years ago. Combined, our family has served this community for 66 years,Ž he said. We arent getting any younger and feel it is better to work as a team, giving our efforts and quality to one instead of overworking two and becoming sub-par.ŽKey and his family opened Quarterdeck in 1992 after he returned from the Marine Corps. Since then, the restau-rant has become a home away from home for many locals.Everyone has been really supportive but have mixed emotions,Ž he said. We didnt just offer food we became family. Its what makes us different than fran-chises. We can offer that personal touch, knowing The end of an eraQuarterdeck, Umatillas beloved seafood restaurant, closed its doors last week in order to downsize. The Key family will contin ue to own and operate The Mason Jar, just down the road. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The Mason Jar will be featuring a few of Quarterdecks most popular menu items. This will include its “ sh sandwich, grilled chicken salad, homemade salad dressings, chowder and the Friday all-you-can-eat “ sh fry. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Umatillas Quarterdeck closes, merges favorites with Mason JarSee MASON JAR, B4


B2 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Ari LeVauxMore Content NowThe idea that sugar is toxic in the amounts that most Americans regularly consume has many people curbing their intake of sweet things. But even as we shun junk food and other sources of sweetness, sugary snacks that are whole plant parts, like fruit and real baby carrots, get a pass. No fresh vegetable is so blindly praised for sweetness, and sweetness alone, as fresh sweet corn. As the name implies, and to the exclusion of almost any other flavor metric, sugar content is what determines quality in sweet corn. As you may have guessed, Im not a huge fan of the buttered cob, although I dont fault anyone else; I prefer to get my daily sugar and fat in other ways. But every dish can generally stand at least a touch of sweetness, and sometimes sweet corn is a great way to add it. Its a grass Compared to plain sugar, sweet corn is actually kind of interesting. It supposedly contains a hint of umami, and it does have a pleasant grassy flavor. Being a grass, an ear of sweet corn straddles the line between vegetable and grain, and has roughly the same amount of sugar as an apple. But this seasonal treat is a niche crop compared to its cousin field corn, which has less sugar and is dried before use, like a typical grain. Field corn is also Americas mostplanted crop, and is tied with potatoes for the distinction of being the crop that delivers the most calories per acre „ 15,000, according to Washington Post columnist and field corn enthusiast Tamar Haspel. But unlike potatoes, field corn can be dried and stored for years. It can be ground into masa for tortillas, or into polenta, or made into corn bread, corn meal porridge and other corn-based dishes that feed billions of people around the world. In the U.S., unfortunately, high fructose corn syrup is the preferred cornbased dietary staple. The reasons behind corns amazing capacity to convert carbon dioxide to sugar are multiple. The grass family is one of the worlds most advanced forms of plant life, and about half of all grasses „ corn included „ have a special metabolic pathway called C4, which allows the plant to more efficiently use both carbon dioxide and water, making it more drought-resistant and tolerant of climate change. Corn is extremely malleable genetically, making it easy to breed into colorful and interesting heirloom varieties, like the 16-foot tall Peruvian field corn I once grew in my backyard from monster-sized kernels. I had to tie it down like a radio tower so it wouldnt get blown over by summer thunderstorms. More recently, a similarly supersized field corn from Oaxaca was shown to have self-fertilizing activity, like a legume. If I am going to eat sweet corn, I prefer to add it to dishes that will benefit from that sweetness. I will leave you with one such recipe, which I call Migas Pie, in which both field corn and sweet corn are included. This recipe is a riff on the popular American dish Frito Pie, in which corn chips are tossed with other ingredients to form a walking taco.Ž My recipe employs the crumbs from the bottom of the corn chip bag, also known as migas (Spanish for crumbsŽ). They are tossed with a medley of seasonal veggies and wrapped into leaves „ the more bitter, the better, like radicchio, endive or escarole. This delicacy includes all of the known official flavors of salt, sweet, acidic, bitter and umami, as well as the aspiring flavors of fat and spice, and a range of crunchy textures. Its a lively, fun dish to eat and prepare, and can be customized in all sorts of ways. If radicchio is too bitter for you, use lettuce leaves instead. These sugary kernels are amazing botanical specimensFLASH IN THE PANSweet on cornMigas Pie is a riff on the popular American dish Frito Pie, aka a walking taco.Ž [ARI LEVAUX] Migas Pie € 1 ear sweet corn, kernels sliced from the cob € 1 cup migas (corn chip crumbs) € 1 cup cherry tomatoes, each one sliced in half € cup minced onion € 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced € 2 tablespoons mayo € Hot sauce to taste € 2 teaspoons soy sauce € 2 teaspoons vinegar € 1 tablespoon olive oil € Radicchio leaves (or alternative foliage), reserved for “ nal step Combine all ingredients except the leaves in a bowl and mix. Taste, add salt or vinegar as necessary. Spoon into radicchio leaves and eat.

PAGE 11 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 B3I used to think of banana pudding as one of the simple things in life. After all, its a basic, straightforward and undemanding recipe of creamy, custardy pudding, vanilla wafers and sliced bananas „ my mother always crowned hers with an airy meringue. Then I encountered the National Banana Pudding Festival Cookbook, a treasury of recipes from the first five years of the festival. Seems the judges for the events cook-off consider the traditional trio of components just a beginning. After that, almost anything goes. Contestants obligingly pulled out all the stops, and the cookbook is crammed with surprises. Most recipes stick with the classic use of vanilla wafers, but coconut bar cookies were also used, while lady fingers got into the act for the Tennessee Tiramisu Banana Pudding. The black sheep in Black Sheep Banana Pudding are chunks of brownies, and the star ingredient of Pig Candy Pudding is bacon candied with peanut butter chips. The Elvis, of course, uses peanut butter. It all started back in 2009, in Hickman County, Tennessee. Hickman County is not very densely populated, and we are far, far from rich,Žsaid spokeswoman Peggy Owen. Twelve community volunteers got together to find a way to make money to assist victims of hurricanes, floods, fires and other disasters. The National Banana Pudding Festival, first held in 2010, was the result. Of course, the organizers decided to have a pudding cook-off where contestants submit original recipes. Although most entries for that first festival came from the surrounding area, the first-place winner was from Browns Mills, New Jersey, and the thirdplace contestant from Palm Beach. Local honor was upheld by a secondplace winner from Centerville, Tennessee. Peggy said the highlight of the festival is the Puddin Path. Ten non-profit organizations set up stands to serve their own brand of banana pudding, and a fee of $5 entitles the festival-goer to a serving of each. Should you find one that tastes like more,Ž take-out is available at the Puddin To Go tent. For next years festival, the events 10th anniversary, each of the non-profits along the Puddin Path will provide 6,000 servings. The festival is held at River Park in Centerville during the first full week in October (Oct 6-7 this year). Finalists cook on stage, each preparing two batches of their recipes. One is for judging, and a second, in a special hand-thrown Puddin Pot, is auctioned off. Designed and made by a local potter, the Puddin Pots hold 2 quarts each, and the design changes each year. In addition to the Puddin Path and the cookoff, there are crafts, food vendors, lots of music, entertainment and a special kids section. The National Banana Pudding Festival Cookbook is available for $19.95, plus $6.50 in shipping and handling. Order online at www. bananapuddingfest. org or by phone at 931-994-6273. By the way, if youd like to try for next years cook-off, first prize is $2,000, second is $500 and third is $100. Righteous Raspberry Banana Pudding was served by the Nunnelly United Methodist Church of Centerville as part of the 2014 Puddin Path. Its something different in the way of banana pudding. Its also easy, attractive and very tasty. RIGHTEOUS RASPBERRY BANANA PUDDINGIngredients: 2 3.5-ounce packages instant cheesecake pudding 3 cups milk 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 8-ounce container whipped topping 1 box vanilla wafers, coarsely crushed 5 bananas, sliced 1 cup raspberry jam 2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed, crushed and drained Directions: Using a whisk or electric mixer, combine pudding and milk in mixing bowl. Add condensed milk and whipped topping, and mix until smooth and thick. Crush vanilla wafers by putting them in two onegallon zip lock bags, one inside the other, and mashing them into small pieces with a rolling pin. Just dont pulverize them. In 9-by-13 pan (or a pretty serving bowl), repeat layers of pudding mixture, sliced bananas and crushed vanilla wafers, ending with wafer crumbs on top. Combine raspberry jam and raspberries in a bowl. Spoon over top of pudding. Store in refrigerator, and serve chilled.Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at POT WATCHERFestival inspires new twists for banana puddingThe National Banana Pudding festival is held at River Park in Centerville, Tennessee, during the “ rst full week in October. Finalists cook on stage, each preparing two batches of their recipes. One is for judging, and a second, in a special hand-thrown Puddin Pot, is auctioned off. [FILE] Mary Ryder


B4 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | DailyCommercial.compeople by name and already cooking what they order when we see them coming in the door. It was an extension of their own kitchen in a way, and we pride ourselves on that, but it makes closing that much harder.ŽBut not everything will go away immediately. Quarterdeck will still offer services for large parties and special events for the time being. The Mason Jar will also pick up a few of Quarterdecks most popular menu items, including their popular fish sandwich, grilled chicken salad, homemade salad dressings, chowder and the Friday all-you-can-eat fish fry.Over the years, there have been so many mem-ories made, I could tell you stories all day,Ž Key said. We cant thank the community enough for their love and support. We have been very blessed and are looking forward to continuing strong at The Mason Jar. Come see us down there.ŽThe Mason Jar, 37534 State Road 19 in Umatilla, is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit The Mason Jars Facebook page or call 352-589-2535. MASON JARFrom Page B1The Mason Jar, 37534 State Road 19, Umatilla, is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. [CINDY DIAN / CORRESPONDENT] The grilled chicken salad was one of the most popular items at Quarterdeck, and will now be added to The Mason Jars menu. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Fridays all-you-caneat “ sh fry will carry over to the Quarterdecks sister restaurant, The Mason Jar. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT]

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C4PICKLEBALL CATCHING ON ALL OVER THE NATION Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comDuring her high school career, few were better with a golf club in their hands than Julia Towne.With seven straight trips to the state finals capped by run-ner-up finishes in her junior and senior years, the former Eustis High School standout is one of the best girls golfers to come out Lake County ƒ ever.And now, Towne is making her mark at the next level.The Daytona State College freshman finished tied for 10th place last week in her first col-legiate tournament, the Lady Falcon Invitational, a 54-hole event at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. Her three-day total of 232 „16-over par „ helped the Falcons climb into a second-place tie with Florida Southern, seven shots behind overall winner Seminole State.Towne closed fast over the final 18 holes at the 6,117-yard, par 72 layout. Following a second round 81, Towne regrouped and carded a 3-over-par 75 „ one of the best scores of the day „ to climb 11 spots.Only one player „ Eastern Florida States Kacey Walker, who jumped 15 places into a tie for eighth place „ made a greater leap up the leaderboard. Towne ended up tied with a pair of Florida Atlantic golfers „ Taylor Morgan and Amanda Leslie „ along with Florida Southerns Loren Perez. The quartet were 24 shots behind Seminole States Anndit Worapitcha, who cruised to a six-shot win.THE NEXT LEVELTowne getting o to solid startEustis Julia Towne sizes up a putt at a district golf tournament at Green Valley Country Club in G roveland on Oct. 16, 2017. Towne tied for 10th in her “ rst collegiate tournament. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Former Eustis golfer now at Daytona State College By Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida State has tried three starting lineups on the offensive line in three games. The Seminoles will use a fourth on Saturday.While injuries have plagued the group, regard-less of who has been in „ a veteran or a first-time starter „ the line hasnt done its job. The group has provided little time for quarterback Deondre Francois to throw and little to no running room for Cam Akers or Jacques Patrick. Francois was pressured on nearly half of his 41 passing attempts in a 30-7 loss at Syracuse on Saturday.A lot of times our guys are just panicking,Ž Florida State coach Willie Tag-gart said. Our guys know what to do and they panic „ and I think that happens when you get beat once or twice and then you start to panic rather than trusting our technique and trusting your rules and your assignment and then you try to do too much.ŽFSUs o ense stagnant behind struggling lineBy Mark LongAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE „ Keelan Cole was a wide-eyed rookie in 2017, an undrafted receiver from tiny Kentucky Wesleyan who ended up in Jackson-villes starting lineup because of injuries.He was lost at times, over-whelmed by the complexity of routes and responsibilities, and in awe of the speed around him. He finally found his footing in December, catching touchdown passes in three consecutive games before going mostly missing in the playoffs.Now, in his second season, Cole has the confidence of a savvy veteran and is quickly becoming the go-to receiver for the Jaguars (2-0).Cole had seven receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown in the teams 31-20 victory against New England on Sunday. He delivered the most impressive catch of his career and quite possibly the Cole emerging as Jaguars go-to receiverJacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole, left, catches a pass for a 24-yard touchdown in front of New England Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe on Sunday in Jacksonville. [AP PHOTO/PHELAN M. EBENHACK] Florida wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland, right, catches the game winning 63-yard touchdown pass in front of Tennessee defensive back Micah Abernathy (22) on Sept. 16, 2017, in Gainesville. Florida won 26-20. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] By Mark LongThe Associated PressGAINESVILLE „ Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks gets goosebumps every time he sees the replay.The throw. The catch. The celebration.Franks 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland on the final play stunned Tennessee 26-20 last season and secured a spot in rivalry lore forever.The completion is a big part of the conversation this week as the teams prepare to play in Knox-ville, Tennessee. It elicits positive memories on one side and frustrating flash-backs on the other.It still gives me chills when I see it,Ž Franks said. It was something that seemed unreal. ... That was really cool.ŽFANTASTIC FINISHFranks gets chills from UFTennessee endingSee COLE, C3 See TOWNE, C3 See FINISH, C3 See FSU, C2


C2 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVEQUESTRIAN 6 p.m. NBCSN „ FEI World Equestrian Games, Vaulting Nations Teams Freestyle: Individual & Squad, at Mill Spring, N.C. (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL Noon MLB „ Regional coverage, St. Louis at Atlanta OR Minnesota at Detroit (1 p.m.) SUN „ Tampa Bay at Texas 7 p.m. ESPN „ Boston at N.Y. Yankees 10 p.m. ESPN „ Colorado at L.A. Dodgers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Preseason, Boston vs. Calgary, at Beijing SOCCER 12:55 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Group stage, AFC Ajax vs. AEK Athens 3 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Group stage, Real Madrid vs. AS Roma 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Campeones Cup, Toronto FC vs. Tigres UNAL, at Toronto AUTO RACING NASCAR-MONSTER ENERGY-SOUTH POINT 400 RESULTSSunday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas Lap length: 1.5 miles (Starting position in parentheses) 1. (13) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 272. 2. (11) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 272. 3. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 272. 4. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 272. 5. (6) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 272. 6. (16) Aric Almirola, Ford, 272. 7. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 272. 8. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 272. 9. (22) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 272. 10. (20) Paul Menard, Ford, 272. 11. (18) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 272. 12. (25) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 272. 13. (23) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 272. 14. (29) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 272. 15. (28) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 272. 16. (32) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 272. 17. (36) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 272. 18. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 272. 19. (9) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 271. 20. (34) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 271. 21. (8) Kurt Busch, Ford, 271. 22. (17) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 270. 23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 270. 24. (26) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, DVP, 269. 25. (35) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 269. 26. (33) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 269. 27. (27) David Ragan, Ford, 268. 28. (38) BJ McLeod, Ford, 268. 29. (24) Michael McDowell, Ford, Accident, 265. 30. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Accident, 251. 31. (40) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 246. 32. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Accident, 245. 33. (39) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 231. 34. (30) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, Accident, 218. 35. (12) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Accident, 211. 36. (7) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, Accident, 211. 37. (21) William Byron, Chevrolet, Accident, 210. 38. (31) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, Front Hub, 164. 39. (5) Kevin Harvick, Ford, Accident, 147. 40. (1) Erik Jones, Toyota, Accident, 147. RACE STATISTICS Average Speed of Race Winner: 111.849 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 28 minutes, 15 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.276 seconds. Caution Flags: 12 for 59 laps. Lead Changes: 23 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: 0; J. Logano 1-33; K. Harvick 34-37; Kyle Busch 38; D. Hamlin 39; R. Smith 40-49; K. Harvick 50-59; M. Truex Jr. 60-112; B. Keselowski 113-124; M. Truex Jr. 125-150; B. Keselowski 151-161; J. McMurray 162-166; K. Larson 167-177; B. Keselowski 178-183; K. Larson 184; B. Keselowski 185-201; M. Truex Jr. 202-218; B. Keselowski 219-221; J. Logano 222-234; B. Keselowski 235-237; K. Larson 238-239; B. Keselowski 240; K. Larson 241250; B. Keselowski 251-272. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Truex Jr. 3 times for 96 laps; B. Keselowski 8 times for 75 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 46 laps; K. Larson 4 times for 24 laps; K. Harvick 2 times for 14 laps; R. Smith 1 time for 10 laps; J. McMurray 1 time for 5 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 1 lap; Kyle Busch 1 time for 1 lap. 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 1 1 0 .500 47 41 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 2 0 .000 41 51 Arizona 0 2 0 .000 6 58WEEK 2 Sept. 13Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 23Sept. 16Indianapolis 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 GameChicago 24, Seattle 17WEEK 3 Thursdays GameN.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m.Sundays GamesNew 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.MONDAYS LATE SUMMARY BEARS 24, SEAHAWKS 17SEATTLE 0 3 0 14 „17 CHICAGO 7 3 0 14 „24 First Quarter Chi„T.Burton 3 pass from Trubisky (Parkey kick), 4:55. Second Quarter Chi„FG Parkey 25, 1:07. Sea„FG Janikowski 56, :00. Fourth Quarter Chi„Miller 10 pass from Trubisky (Parkey kick), 14:15. Sea„Lockett 19 pass from Wilson (Janikowski kick), 10:13. Chi„Amukamara 49 interception return (Parkey kick), 6:37. Sea„Dissly 2 pass from Wilson (Janikowski kick), :14. A„57,960. SEA CHI First downs 17 20 Total Net Yards 276 271 Rushes-yards 22-74 27-86 Passing 202 185 Punt Returns 1-14 4-58 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-15 Interceptions Ret. 2-8 1-49 Comp-Att-Int 22-36-1 25-34-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 6-24 2-15 Punts 7-45.1 5-41.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-37 7-55 Time of Possession 25:36 34:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„Seattle, Penny 10-30, Carson 6-24, Wilson 3-17, Davis 3-3. Chicago, Howard 14-35, Trubisky 5-24, Gabriel 3-17, Cohen 4-8, T.Burton 1-2. PASSING„Seattle, Wilson 22-36-1-226. Chicago, Trubisky 25-34-2-200. RECEIVING„Seattle, Lockett 5-60, Marshall 4-44, Dissly 3-42, J.Brown 3-36, Vannett 3-23, Prosise 3-22, Davis 1-(minus 1). Chicago, Robinson 10-83, Gabriel 4-30, T.Burton 4-20, Howard 3-33, Miller 2-11, Cohen 1-17, Bellamy 1-6. 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. 15Atlanta 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 1Sept. 16New York Red Bulls 3, D.C. United 3, tie Chicago 4, Orlando City 0Todays GamesColumbus at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Atlanta United FC at San Jose, 11 p.m. Philadelphia at Seattle, 11 p.m.Saturdays GamesSan 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s GamesSporting 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 CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern PLAYOFFS Semi“ nalsSept. 15: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Tuesday: Chicago vs. North Carolina at Portland, lateChampionshipSaturday, 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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Arizona -105 Chicago -105 at Atlanta -105 St. Louis -105 New York -125 at Philadelphia +115 at Milwaukee -175 Cincinnati +163 at San Diego -125 San Francisco +115 at Los Angeles -200 Colorado +180American Leagueat Cleveland -290 Chicago +260 at Detroit Off Minnesota Off at Texas Off Tampa Bay Off at Baltimore Off Toronto Off at New York Off Boston Off at Houston Off Seattle Off at Oakland -140 Los Angeles +130Interleagueat Pittsburgh -202 Kansas City +182COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Temple 7 7 57 TulsaFridayat UCF 15 13 75 FAU Penn State 27 28 59 at Illinois at Southern Cal. 5 3 53 Wash. 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Caro. at Arkansas St. 5 7 68 UNLV TCU +2 3 47 at Texas at Oklahoma 33 33 63 Army at LSU 23 21 49 La. Tech at Baylor 7 7 58 Kansas South Carolina 3 2 54 at Vanderbilt at Memphis 27 31 68 S. Alabama at Utah Sta 10 10 64 Air Force New Mexico St. 3 3 48 at UTEP at UTSA 6 7 50 Texas State Troy 8 6 64 at ULM Virginia Tech 27 27 51 at ODU North Texas 13 12 70 at Liberty Georgia 10 14 64 at Missouri at Alabama 27 27 61 Texas A&M Wisconsin 6 3 43 at Iowa at Washington 18 17 49 Arizona St. at San Diego St. 9 11 49 E. Michigan NFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland 3 3 39 N.Y. 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 43 Denver at Houston 4 6 42 N.Y. Giants at Miami 4 3 43 Oakland Green Bay 1 3 45 at Wash. at Minnesota 16 17 41 Buffalo at Kansas City 5 6 56 SanFrancisco at L.A. Rams 5 7 48 L.A .Chargers Chicago 2 6 38 at Arizona at Seattle 3 1 41 Dallas New England 6 6 52 at DetroitMondayPittsburgh 2 1 54 at Tampa Bay Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueNEW YORK YANKEES „ Selected the contract of LHP Justus Shef“ eld from Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL). Recalled RHP Domingo German from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Transferred OF Clint Frazier to the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS „ Announced a four-year player development contract with Nashville (PCL) through the 2022 season. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Recalled OF Anthony Alford from Buffalo (IL).National LeagueMILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Announced a two-year player development contract with San Antonio (PCL) through the 2020 season. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Announced a twoyear player development contract with Fresno (PCL) through the 2020 season.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Signed C Cole Aldrich.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Released DT Garrison Smith. Signed LB Nigel Harris to the practice squad. Released LB B.J. Bello from the practice squad. ATLANTA FALCONS „ Placed G Andy Levitre on injured reserve. Signed G Zac Kerin. BUFFALO BILLS „ Signed CB Ryan Lewis from the practice squad. Signed CB Michael Hunter and WR Hunter Sharp to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Signed PK Randy Bullock to a two-year contract extension. DALLAS COWBOYS „ Re-signed WR Brice Butler. Released S Tyree Robinson. Released DT Aziz Shittu from the practice squad. Signed DT Adolphus Washington to the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS „ Waived OL Jamil Demby. Released S Marcus Cromartie from reserve-injured. HOUSTON TEXANS „ Signed WR Isaac Whitney to the practice squad. Released WR Malachi Dupre from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Promoted S Maurice Smith to the active roster. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Signed PK Dan Bailey. Waived WR Stacy Coley. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Signed LB Shilique Calhoun from the practice squad. Waived DT Brian Price. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Re-signed CB Kenneth Durden. Promoted RB Dalyn Dawkins from the practice squad. Waived LB Aaron Wallace. Signed DL Darius Kilgo, TE Anthony Firkser and WR Cameron Batson to the practice squad. Released TE Jerome Cunningham from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed WRs Breshad Perriman and WR Michael Floyd. Placed RB Rob Kelly on injured reserve. Signed WR Jehu Chesson and OT Chris Durant to the practice squad. Terminated the contracts of DB Jeremy Reaves and WR Teo Redding.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Assigned F Mitch Hoelscher to Ottawa (OHL); D Xavier Bernard to Drummondville (QMJHL); and F Ryan Schmelzer and D Tariq Hammond to Binghamton (AHL). Released G Colton Phinney from a professional tryout NEW YORK RANGERS „ Assigned D Sean Day and Vince Pedrie, Gs Brandon Halverson and Chris Nell, LW Dawson Leedahl and RW Ty Ronning to Hartford (AHL) and D Nico Gross to Oshawa (OHL). Released G Jeremy Brodeur from a professional tryout.ECHLIDAHO STEELHEADS „ Agreed to terms with F Kale Kessy on one-year contract.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR „ Suspended chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani two tournaments for leaving his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match.COLLEGESALBANY (N.Y.) „ Named John Maloney assistant mens lacrosse coach and Connor Russell volunteer assistant mens lacrosse coach. CONCORDIA (N.Y.) „ Named Paige Corkins and Christie Marrone assistant womens basketball coaches. NORTH CAROLINA „ Named Marielle vanGelder senior woman administrator. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE „ Named John Altieri assistant wrestling coach. SAINT JOSEPH (CONN.) „ Named Jim Calhoun mens basketball coach. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Atlanta Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70. Purse: $9 million. Winners share: $1,620,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6:30 (NBC); Sunday, Noon-1:30 p.m. Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: Xander Schauffele. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau. Last tournament: Keegan Bradley won the BMW Championship. Notes: This is the fourth and “ nal playoff event for the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. The top “ ve seeds „ Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas „ only have to win the tournament to capture the FedEx Cup. ... Thomas will try to become the “ rst player to win the FedEx Cup in consecutive years. ... Tiger Woods is the only player to win the FedEx Cup twice. Woods is in the Tour Championship for the “ rst time since 2013. This is his “ rst appearance in the Tour Championship without having won during the season. ... Nine of the 30 players have not won this season. ... Seventeen players from the 30-man “ eld were in the Tour Championship last year. ... Bill Haas (No. 25) in 2011 is the lowest seed to win the FedEx Cup. ... Jordan Spieth missed qualifying for the Tour Championship for the “ rst time. Spieth is the only American on the Ryder Cup team not at East Lake. ... Europe has six Ryder Cup players at the Tour Championship. ... This will be the last year of four FedEx Cup playoff events. There will be three events next year. Next week: Ryder Cup. Online: WEB.COM TOUR WEB.COM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Atlantic Beach, Fla. Course: Atlantic Beach CC. Yardage: 6,849. Par: 71. Purse: $1 million. Winners share: $180,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jonathan Byrd. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Last week: Sangmoon Bae won the Albertsons Boise Open. Notes: This is the “ nal event of the Tour Finals that offers the top 25 players from the four-event money list a full PGA Tour next year. ... Among those who already have secured cards are Hunter Mahan, Sangmoon Bae, Robert Streb, Matt Jones, Peter Malnati and Michael Thompson. ... Wes Roach is holding down the 25th spot by $280 over Scott Pinckney. ... Ben Crane is at No. 30, while two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton is at No. 40. ... Unlike last year, there will be a week off after the Tour Championship, giving players who earn cards a chance to get to California for the Safeway Open to start the new PGA Tour season. Next tournament: End of season. Online: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS SANFORD INTERNATIONALSite: Sioux Falls, S.D. Course: Minnehaha CC. Par: 71. Purse: $1.8 million. Winners share: $270,000. Television: Friday, 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channeltape delay); Saturday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: New tournament. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez. Last week: Paul Broadhurst won the Ally Challenge. Notes: Broadhurst has rallied in the “ nal round at all “ ve of his PGA Tour Champions victories. ... Miguel Angel Jimenez, who leads the Schwab Cup by 86,060 over Scott McCarron, is not playing. ... This is the “ rst PGA Tour-sanctioned event in South Dakota since the Siouxland Open in 2001 on what is now the Tour. ... Bernhard Langer is not playing. He was in Atlanta to receive the Payne Stewart Award. ... Steve Stricker is playing for the seventh time this year on the PGA Tour Champions. He is 11th in the Charles Schwab Cup. Online: EUROPEAN TOUR PORTUGAL MASTERSSite: Vilamoura, Portugal. Course: Dom Pedro Victoria GC. Yardage: 7,146. Par: 71. Purse: 2 million euros. Winners share: 333,333 euros. Television: Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to Noon (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Lucas Bjerregaard. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Wu Ashun won the KLM Open. Notes: Sergio Garcia has entered the tournament for the “ rst time to prepare for the Ryder Cup. He was a captains pick for Europe. ... Also playing the Portugal Masters is Thorbjorn Olesen, who makes his Ryder Cup debut next week. ... The Dom Pedro Victoria course was designed by Arnold Palmer. ... The “ eld features “ ve Masters champions in Garcia, Danny Willett, Charl Schwartzel, Angel Cabrera and Jose Maria Olazabal. Also in the “ eld is Padraig Harrington, a three-time major champion. Next week: Ryder Cup. Online: LPGA TOURLast week: Angela Stanford won the Evian Championship. Next week: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Online: OTHER TOURSMEN USGA: U.S. Mid-Amateur (Sept. 22-27), Charlotte CC, Charlotte, N.C. Defending champion: Matt Parziale. Online: www. Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour: Asia-Paci“ c Diamond Cup, Musashi CC (Sasai Course), Saitama, Japan. Defending champion: Daisuke Kataoka. Online: and Challenge Tour: Prov ence Open, Golf International de Pont Royal, Mallemort, France. Defending champion: New event. Online: challengetour PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Brazil Open, Fazenda Boa Vista, Porto Feliz, Brazil. Defending champion: Rodolfo Cazaubon. Online: WOMEN USGA: U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur (Sept. 2227), Norwood Hills CC, St. Louis. Defending champion: Kelsey Chugg. Online: www. Symetra Tour: Guardian Championship, Capitol Hill GC, Prattville, Ala. Defending champion: Lindsey Weaver. Online: www. Ladies European Tour: Estrella Damm Ladies Open, Terramar GC, Sitges, Spain. Defending champion: Florentyna Parker. Online: www. Korean LPGA: Se Ri Pak Invitational, 88 Country Club, Yongin, South Korea. Defending champion: Jeong-eun Lee. Online: Japan LPGA: Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Womens Open, Rifu GC, Miyagi, Japan. Defending champion: Nasa Hataoka. Online: www. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR ST. PETERSBURG OPENTuesday at Sibur Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia Purse: $1.18 (WT250); Surface: Hard-IndoorMens Singles First RoundDamir Dzumhur (6), Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. Lucas Miedler, Austria, 7-5, 6-3. Matteo Berrettini, Italy, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Andrey Rublev, Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Daniil Medvedev (8), Russia, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-4, 6-1. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.Mens Doubles First RoundMikhail Elgin, Russia, and Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Teymuraz Gabashvili and Evgeny Karlovskiy, Russia, 6-3, 6-3. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald, Austria, def. Mirza Basic and Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 7-6 (1). Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Andrey Rublev, Russia, and Denis Shapovalov, Canada, 2-6, 6-2, 10-5.MOSELLE OPENTuesday at Les Arenes de Metz, Metz, France Purse: $582,670 (WT250); Surface: Hard-IndoorMens Singles First RoundConstant Lestienne, France, def. Jurgen Zopp, Estonia, 6-3, 7-5. Nikoloz Basilashvili (5), Georgia, def. Kenny de Schepper, France, 6-2, 7-6 (0). Ugo Humbert, France, def. Bernard Tomic, Australia, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Matthias Bachinger, Germany, def. Jaume Munar, Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Radu Albot, Moldova, def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, 6-3, 6-4.Mens Doubles First RoundWesley Koolhof, Netherlands, and Andres Molteni (3), Argentina, def. Gerard and Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Jamie Cerretani, United States, and Jonathan Erlich, Israel, def. Jonathan Eysseric and Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-4, 6-0. Ken and Neal Skupski (4), Britain, def. Gregoire Barrere and Lucas Pouille, France, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-7.WTA TOURGUANGZHOU OPENTuesday at Tianhe Sports Centre, Guangzhou, China Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundAleksandra Krunic (4), Serbia, def. Viktorija Golubic, Switzerland, 6-4, 6-3. Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Alize Cornet (1), France, 6-0, 6-3. Christina McHale, United States, def. Ana Bogdan, Romania, 4-6, 6-3, 3-1 retired. Katerna Kozlova, Ukraine, def. Lu Jia-Jing, China, 6-0, 7-6 (4). Deniz Khazaniuk, Israel, def. Wang Xinyu, China, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Zheng Saisai (8), China, def. Guo Hanyu, China, 6-4, 6-2. Viktoria Kuzmova (6), Slovakia, def. Ivana Jorovic, Serbia, 6-2, 6-3. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Karman Thandi, India, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Lizette Cabrera, Australia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Wang Qiang (3), China, def. Nicole Gibbs, United States, 6-1, 6-2. Wang Yafan, China, def. Zhu Lin, China, 6-2, 6-2.Florida State (1-2) has allowed 10 sacks and generated only 156 rush-ing yards in its FBS losses, managing just a field goal and a touchdown in lop-sided losses to Virginia Tech and at Syracuse.Instead of good news, the offensive line con-cerns just continue.The Seminoles will play Northern Illinois (1-2) without senior Derrick Kelly, who started three games but has a leg injury and wont play. They also are unlikely to have Landon Dickerson, who has missed two games with an ankle injury and hasnt returned to practice. Florida State is already thin on numbers and experience on the offen-sive line.The Seminoles firstteam offensive line in Tuesdays practice was comprised of tackles Brady Scott and Abdul Bello, guards Mike Arnold and Arthur Williams and center Alec Eberle. Beyond Eberle, who has now made 35 starts, none had started a game before the 2018 season. Williams was a defensive tackle until he moved over to offense in August.Nobody cares,Ž offensive coordinator Walt Bell said. My dad told me when I was a little kid, and it was probably the truest thing Ive ever been told in my life: No one cares about your problems and most are glad you have them. Everybody we play against is glad that we have problems.ŽThe Seminoles most certainly have problems.The Seminoles lost six linemen in the seven months leading up to the 2018 season: Brock Ruble graduated and transferred to Toledo, David Robbins took a medical disqualification, Josh Ball was suspended and later dismissed, Andrew Boselli and Ethan Frith gave up playing football and Corey Martinez graduated and left the team.Those personnel losses, along with the fact that former coach Jimbo Fisher signed just one offensive lineman in the 2017 class, have proven detri mental to the growth of a young offense under Taggart. Florida State may have to use one of the four true freshmen who havent played through three games.Everythings on the table right now,Ž Tag-gart said. Some guys are going to have to develop a lot quicker than we thought they would.ŽFlorida State hasnt been able to build any momentum on offense as drives stall due to the line issues, penalties and third-and-long situa-tions become impossible to convert. The running game is stagnant and Francois has been pressured on 51 of his 131 dropbacks in three games, according to Pro Football Focus. FSUFrom Page C1VOLLEYBALLEast Ridge 3, Tavares 0Taylor Sinopoli had 10 digs, two aces and a kill, Lateisha Edwards added four kills and three blocks and Macey McGinnis had four aces, four digs and a kill to lead East Ridge to a 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 win over Tavares on Monday. Tavares fell to 5-5. East Ridge 3, West Port 0Amanda Morton had 13 kills, three blocks and five digs and Naomi Cabello had 14 kills, 23 assists and four digs to lead East Ridge to a 25-19, 25-6, 25-19 win over West Port in Ocala on Tuesday.East Ridge improves to 10-0 and is 30-0 in sets this season. The Knights host Orlando Edgewater on Thursday.GIRLS BOWLINGLeesburg 3, Mount Dora Christian 1 Taylor Buonasera had a high score of 156 to lead Leesburg to a 3-1 win over Mount Dora Christian Academy on Tuesday at Leesburg Lanes.MDCAs Amber Tull-och had the high game of the day with a 201.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 C3best one in the NFL this season, a one-handed grab down the sideline that prompted TV analyst Tony Romo to compare him to Odell Beckham.Im like everyone else. You go, Wow,Ž Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Monday. But he has made those catches in training camp. He has done that before. ... You look around the league and youll see other play-ers that do great things like that or make these (plays). You tip your hat and acknowledge it and go, Wow, that was a hell of a play. It was a hell of a play.ŽCole followed with a 24-yard TD reception three plays later, beating cornerback Eric Rowe again and getting him benched. Cole flipped the ball into the stands as he ran into a nearby tunnel, drawing another com-parison „ this time to Bo Jackson.Keelan is just a young guy who can do anything he wants to do,Ž team-mate and veteran receiver Donte Moncrief said.The Jaguars believe Cole is just getting started, too. His talent and growth are reasons Jacksonville didnt scour the streets or other NFL rosters after leading receiver Marqise Lee sustained a seasonending knee injury last month.Dez Bryant? Josh Gordon? The Jags believed they would be just fine with Cole, Moncrief and Dede Westbrook.All three scored against the Patriots. Next up are the Tennessee Titans.Cole garnered most of the attention against New England, partly for making the key block on Westbrooks 61-yard catch-and-run but mostly for his spectacular catch. Cole stared intently at the Patriots sideline after the one-handed stab and then caught a few replays of it on the scoreboard.Ive only seen it like three times so far,Ž he said. I havent really gotten to see it enough to talk about it, so Im not going to sit here and lie to yall about something. I dont really know whats going on yet. But I know I caught it. First down. Thats all Ive got for you.ŽCole now has 55 receptions for 1,000 yards and four touchdowns in 21 career games. Hes averaging more than 18 yards a catch, evidence of his speed and big-play ability.But it might be hard for him to top what he did against the Pats.He does stuff like that all the time in practice and kind of just showing off,Ž said quarterback Blake Bortles, who threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. Hes got unbelievable abilities, so to watch him go out there, have fun and make plays like that is pretty special.Ž COLEFrom Page C1Daytona State is one of the top junior college programs in the country. The Falcons won their 10th National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in 16 years in May, beating Seminole State by 40 shots.Next up for Towne and the Falcons is the Lady Pal-adin Invitational, a 54-hole event that begins Friday at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.Corey Patterson, Middle Tennessee StateCorey Patterson is likely known more for helping Leesburg win back-toback state championships in boys basketball than for his football heroics.However, he was a standout on the gridiron at Dunnellon High School in his junior and senior years.Pattersons play on the football field was impressive enough to earn a scholarship to Middle Tennessee State, an NCAA Division I program in Mur-freesboro, Tennessee. And he made his college debut with a solid game in the Blue Raiders secondary against Georgia.Despite losing 49-7 „ Middle Tennessees second loss of the season to an SEC program „ Patterson had six tackles against the Bulldogs, the No. 2-ranked team in the country in the latest AP Top 25. He made four unassisted stops and helped out on two others.Leesburg boys basketball coach Sean Campbell said Patterson considered play-ing football and basketball at Middle Tennessee, but plans to play only football as a freshman.Patterson played a key role in Leesburgs run to the 2017 and 2018 state cham-pionships on the basketball court. He started in all four of the Yellow Jackets Final Four games the past two seasons, earning second team honors on the Daily Commercial 2018 All-Area Boys Basketball Team. Prior to his stint at Lees-burg, Patterson averaged 9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Ocala Lake Weir. Je erson Vea, University of West FloridaJefferson Vea is hoping to close out his college football career on a high note.The former Mount Dora High School defensive back had three solid seasons at Southern Illinois University after redshirting his freshman year, but wanted to play closer to home in his final season.So Vea used the NCAAs graduate transfer rules to spend his last college season at the University of West Florida, an NCAA Division II program in Pensacola. A 5-foot-11, 210-pound line-backer with the Argonauts, Vea has seen playing time in each of UWFs first three games.Veas most-recent outing was Saturday against Shorter University. In the Argonauts 51-7 win against the Hawks, Vea had three tackles „ one solo and two assists „ along with 1.5 tackles for loss. For the season, Vea has six tackles and two tackles for loss. He also assisted on one quarterback sack.At Southern Illinois, Vea recorded 136 tackles in 33 games over three seasons with the Salukis. He also had five tackles for loss.During his playing career at Mount Dora, Vea earned third team Class 5A All-State honors as a cornerback. He had three interceptions and caught 21 passes as a senior. TOWNEFrom Page C1The play ended up being relatively meaningless in a series with so much history. Florida parted ways with coach Jim McElwain six weeks later and fin-ished with four wins for the second time in five years; Tennessee fired coach Butch Jones two weeks after McElwains departure and went winless in Southeast-ern Conference play. With new staffs in place, the Volunteers (2-1) and Gators (2-1, 0-1 SEC) both could use a victory Saturday to bolster rebuilding efforts.Nonetheless, the lon-gest pass of Franks college career remains his most notable accomplishment in two seasons.Hopefully theres a lot more good plays to come,Ž Franks said. This is definitely one of the tops for now.ŽThe third-year sophomore has completed 53 percent of his passes this season for 570 yards, with nine touchdowns, two interceptions and three sacks. The nine TD passes in three games match his total from 2017.Coach Dan Mullen calls it a step forward. But hes also quick to point out Franks flaws, specifically that hes a little slow processing information and getting from one read to the next.Mullen insists it will come with more repetitions. After all, Franks has started just three games in Mullens offensive system.The first time you see something or do something, its like, Wow, because it happens fast,Ž Mullen said. Theres a lot of things that have to happen in the 10 seconds between the time he calls the play and the ball is snapped. And then theres another whole list of things that have to happen anywhere from 1.8 to 2.5 seconds he has before he throws it. So the more experience you have, the more comfort you have with those things. The more you see it, the easier it is to do.ŽFranks looked at ease throwing to Cleveland on the final play against Ten-nessee last September.With 9 seconds remain-ing and the game tied at 20, Florida was at its 37-yard line and needed to pick up about 25 yards to safely reach field-goal range for strong-legged kicker Eddy Pineiro.Franks dropped back, eluded linebacker Jonathan Kongbos rush and diving tackle, scrambled toward the right hash marks, stopped, set his feet and heaved the ball nearly 70 yards. Cleveland had slipped behind safety Micah Abernathy and was running full stride as he cradled the catch with two hands in the middle of the end zone while falling to the ground.As a competitor, Ive watched it multiple times,Ž Abernathy said this week. I try to see what I could do differently. Thats just the competitive edge any players going to have.ŽMullen talked to his players about that game during the offseason, pointing out it never should have come down to the final play. Florida led 20-10 with less than 5 minutes to play before giving up two scoring drives.The point of emphasis is dont get in that situation,Ž Florida receiver Josh Hammond said. Put the game away when you have the chance and you dont have to worry about throwing a Hail Mary to win the game.ŽFranks has watched the ending countless times since, just not lately. Still, he smiles every time its mentioned.Its pretty good,Ž he said. FINISHFrom Page C1Floridas Feleipe Franks (13) yells in celebration as he is congratulated by fans after throwing the game winning touchdown against Tennessee on Sept. 16, 2017, in Gainesville. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]


C4 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | RECREATIONTo submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at or 352-365-8204. Golf tournament to raise funds for Wildwood programsThe Wildwood Middle High School baseball and softball teams are holding a fundraising golf tournament at Con-tinental Country Club on Nov. 3 in Wildwood. Play starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $40 per player and includes green fees, carts, range balls, lunch and a T-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. Sign-up forms are due by Oct. 29. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.For more information, call 352-748-1314 or email or kylie.ondriezek@sumter.k12. Umatilla Kiwanis Club holding 5K run/walkThe Umatilla Kiwanis Club will hold a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 a.m. starting a Caldwell Park in Umatilla.Online registration is available at Entry fee is $25 if entered by Oct. 1 and $30 after Oct. 1. All participants will receive participation medal with awards/medals going to the top males and females in age groups.All funds go to local projects for children and scholarships. Leesburg Bitty Ball registration is openRegistration for the Leesburg Recreation Departments Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) is now open and runs through Nov. 1.For more information on any of the citys recreation programs, visit http:/ or call 352-728-9885.Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Min-neola in Clermont.The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 runners a week. Partic-ipants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential. For more information or to register, visit Chair yoga at Leesburg libraryThe Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a one-hour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m.The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are wel-come. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bus-singer at 352-728-9790 or email & NOTES By Kate Elizabeth QueramTribune News ServiceBALTIMORE „ When its wet and windy, they play at the YMCA. When its warm and sunny, they play outdoors. When they travel, they seek out pickup games. Wherever they are, whatever the weather, pickleball play-ers are gonna play, play, play.Its infectious,Ž said Charlie Brown, director of the pickleball program at the Dancel YMCA in Ellicott City, Maryland. Once you get on the court, and if someone sort of knows what theyre doing and you explain what to do, you start enjoying it very quickly. Its quick gratification.ŽInvented in the 1960s, pickleball is a cross between ping-pong, tennis and badminton. Players „ typically teams of two „ stalk a court about half the size of a tennis court, using flat, lightweight paddles to hit a hollow ball punc-tured with holes. Games go to 11 points, but the winning team must win by 2. Its quick, requires less mobility than tennis and is a cinch to pick up „ making it more than a little addictive.Its an easy one to learn,Ž said Janis St. Clair, whose husband Duane founded the Howard County Pickleball Association in 2016. A game lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes at the most, and you can sit and rest between matches. We find its a very social game, too, because as youre waiting your turn for the next court, you socialize. Theres so many advantages to it and it gives us all some exercise. We just enjoy it so much.ŽTheyre in good company, as pickleballs popularity is exploding nationwide. The USA Pickleball Association (the sports national governing body) boasted 22,321 dues-paying mem-bers in 2017, an increase of 5,526 over the previous year „ or an average of 460 new members per month. The Howard County Pickleball Asso-ciation has 160 members, but estimates that there are between 400 and 500 active players in the area, according to Ken Greco, the groups second vice president.Pickleball came into being in 1965 outside of Seattle, when former state Rep. Joel Pritchard came home from a golf game to find his family bored and restless. Pritchard and a friend tried to get a badminton game going but couldnt find the shuttle-cock, so they used a wiffle ball instead and lowered the badminton net to compensate for the dif-ference in aerodynamics.According to legend, the games name came from the Pritchards dog Pickles, who would chase the ball during games. Pritchards wife later disputed that account, saying that shed coined the term in honor of the pickle boatŽ in crew, where oarsmen are chosen from the leftovers of the other boats.Whatever its origins, many players consider pickleballs name the worst thing about the sport.Rob Schmidt, an alter-native education teacher and member of the Howard County Pickleball Association, said a new moniker could potentially make it even easier to recruit new players.I think pickleball is going to explode, I really do. Even faster, if theyd change the name,Ž he said. If the name was thunderball or something, I think people would go nuts for this game.ŽBecause most pickleball enthusiasts cant stop talking about pickleball, interest in the game spreads largely by word of mouth. The sales pitch is usually success-ful, Schmidt said.There isnt a person Ive introduced it to who says anything other than, This is awesome,Ž he said.The little sport that couldPickeball players compete in games at The Dancel YMCA in Ellicott City, Maryland, earlier this year. [JEN RYNDA/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE] Pickleball gaining foothold in new areas of the country

PAGE 17 | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 C5 AMERICANLEAGUEz-clinchedplayoffberthx-clincheddivisionNATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY z-Boston10347.687„„7-3W-254-2149-26 NewYork9158.61111„4-6L-249-2642-32 TampaBay8366.5571968-2W-348-2635-40 Toronto6882.45335225-5W-337-3731-45 Baltimore43107.28760472-8L-126-4917-58 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Cleveland8366.557„„4-6L-145-3038-36 Minnesota6981.46014215-5W-243-3126-50 Detroit6189.40722294-6L-136-3925-50 Chicago5990.39624303-7L-128-4731-43 KansasCity5298.34731386-4L-230-4722-51 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston9456.627„„7-3L-142-3452-22 Oakland9060.6004„7-3L-246-2944-31 Seattle8367.5531175-5W-141-3342-34 LosAngeles7476.49320166-4W-137-3837-38 Texas6486.42730263-7L-232-4432-42 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta8367.553„„6-4L-338-3745-30 Philadelphia7673.510663-7L-245-3131-42 Washington7675.503777-3L-137-3739-38 NewYork7080.46713127-3W-133-4237-38 Miami5991.39324233-7W-235-4124-50 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago8862.587„„5-5W-147-2741-35 Milwaukee8665.5702„7-3W-147-2939-36 St.Louis8368.5505„5-5W-240-3543-33 Pittsburgh7574.5031277-3W-341-3434-40 Cincinnati6487.42424195-5L-136-4028-47 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles8368.550„„6-4W-140-3643-32 Colorado8268.5475-5L-141-3341-35 Arizona7873.517552-8L-337-3641-37 SanFrancisco7180.47012123-7W-141-3430-46 SanDiego6091.39723235-5L-128-4832-43 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE BostonatN.Y.Yankees KansasCityatPittsburgh TorontoatBaltimore ChicagoWhiteSoxatCleveland MinnesotaatDetroit TampaBayatTexas SeattleatHouston L.A.AngelsatOakland N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia WashingtonatMiami St.LouisatAtlanta CincinnatiatMilwaukee ChicagoCubsatArizona ColoradoatL.A.Dodgers SanFranciscoatSanDiegoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisFlaherty(R)8-72.8611-140-116.02.81 AtlantaToussaint(R)12:10p1-14.672-11-116.13.31 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)12-33.2615-73-022.21.99 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)6:05p10-74.2611-111-214.16.28 CincinnatiHarvey(R)7-84.6713-131-118.02.50 MilwaukeeGonzalez(L)7:40p8-114.4413-161-015.15.28 SanFranciscoStratton(R)10-94.6613-111-220.02.70 SanDiegoErlin(L)9:10p3-74.273-70-313.27.90 ChicagoHamels(L)9-93.6714-150-018.13.44 ArizonaRay(L)9:40p5-24.1410-111-017.22.04 ColoradoAnderson(L)6-94.8211-190-214.05.14 LosAngelesBuehler(R)10:10p7-52.8812-81-120.12.21AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MinnesotaGonsalves(L)0-29.392-20-111.09.82 DetroitTurnbull(R)1:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TampaBayTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TexasMendez(L)2:05p2-13.861-21-113.05.54 BostonPrice(L)15-63.4221-71-016.12.76 NewYorkSeverino(R)7:05p17-83.4622-80-214.15.65 TorontoEstrada(R)7-125.7512-140-213.011.08 BaltimoreTBD()7:05p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ChicagoCovey(R)5-135.645-130-312.29.24 ClevelandCarrasco(R)7:10p16-93.4316-120-221.13.80 SeattleTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 HoustonKeuchel(L)8:10p11-103.5717-141-018.03.50 LosAngelesPena(R)3-43.757-82-020.01.35 OaklandAnderson(L)10:05p3-54.357-71-213.06.23INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA KansasCityFillmyer(R)3-14.764-71-016.26.48 PittsburghArcher(R)7:05p4-84.6612-130-117.04.24 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALL STATISTICALLEADERSMONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto5,Baltimore0 Minnesota6,Detroit1 TampaBay3,Texas0 Seattle4,Houston1 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets9,Philadelphia4 Miami8,Washington5 St.Louis11,Atlanta6 Milwaukee8,Cincinnati0 ChicagoCubs5,Arizona1 L.A.Dodgers8,Colorado2 SanFrancisco4,SanDiego2 Interleague Pittsburgh7,KansasCity6 THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague L.A.AngelsatOakland,3:35p.m. BostonatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. TampaBayatToronto,7:07p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatCleveland, 7:10p.m. KansasCityatDetroit,7:10p.m. NationalLeague N.Y.MetsatWashington,7:05p.m. CincinnatiatMiami,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatAtlanta,7:35p.m.BASEBALLCALENDAROct.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 TroutLAA12943794139.318 AltuveHou12749778158.318 BrantleyCle13252582161.307 SeguraSea13354584167.306 MSmithTB12943056130.302 Merri“eldKC14658182175.301 AndujarNYY13752477156.298 MDuffyTB12447553141.297 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin14555084175.318 YelichMil135535102170.318 ZobristChC12740861128.314 CainMil13150182155.309 MarkakisAtl15058477179.307 FFreemanAtl15057891176.304 RendonWas12548781148.304 MartinezStL14149258148.301 GoldschmidtAri14956294168.299 ArenadoCol14353896160.297 ThroughSept.17 A MERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston,.337;Martinez,Boston,.328;Trout,LosAngeles, .318;Altuve,Houston,.318;Brantley, Cleveland,.307;Segura,Seattle,.306; Smith,TampaBay,.302;Merri“eld, KansasCity,.301;Andujar,NewYork, .298;Duffy,TampaBay,.297. RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,120;Betts, Boston,118;Martinez,Boston,106; Bregman,Houston,101;Ramirez, Cleveland,101;Benintendi,Boston, 99;Springer,Houston,95;Trout,Los Angeles,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,New York,89. HITS: Martinez,Boston,176;Merri“eld,KansasCity,175;Lindor, Cleveland,172;Castellanos,Detroit, 170;Segura,Seattle,167;Betts, Boston,166;Bregman,Houston,163; Brantley,Cleveland,161;Rosario, Minnesota,161;Altuve,Houston,158. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,50; Betts,Boston,42;Bogaerts,Boston, 42;Castellanos,Detroit,41;Lindor, Cleveland,41;Andujar,NewYork,40; Chapman,Oakland,40;Merri“eld, KansasCity,39;Piscotty,Oakland,39; 2tiedat38. TRIPLES: Kiermaier,TampaBay,9; Smith,TampaBay,9;Sanchez,Chicago,9;Hernandez,Toronto,7;Span, Seattle,7;7tiedat6. 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,Kansas City,36;Smith,TampaBay,33; Ramirez,Cleveland,32;Gordon, Seattle,30;Betts,Boston,28;Anderson,Chicago,26;Mondesi,Kansas City,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,Tampa Bay,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,TampaBay,195;2tiedat194. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Gennett,Cincinnati,.318; Yelich,Milwaukee,.318;Zobrist, Chicago,.314;Cain,Milwaukee, .309;Markakis,Atlanta,.307; Freeman,Atlanta,.304;Rendon, Washington,.304;Martinez,St. Louis,.301;Goldschmidt,Arizona, .299;Arenado,Colorado,.297. RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,108; Carpenter,St.Louis,103;Yelich, Milwaukee,102;Albies,Atlanta, 101;Harper,Washington,97;Arenado,Colorado,96;Baez,Chicago, 94;Goldschmidt,Arizona,94; Turner,Washington,93;Freeman, Atlanta,91. RBI: Baez,Chicago,105;Story, Colorado,102;Arenado,Colorado, 101;Suarez,Cincinnati,101;Aguilar, Milwaukee,99;Harper,Washington,97;Rizzo,Chicago,93;Yelich, Milwaukee,93;Markakis,Atlanta, 92;Hoskins,Philadelphia,91. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,179; Freeman,Atlanta,176;Gennett, Cincinnati,175;Peraza,Cincinnati, 172;Yelich,Milwaukee,170;Goldschmidt,Arizona,168;Blackmon, Colorado,165;Turner,Washington, 165;Story,Colorado,164;Baez, Chicago,163. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,42; Carpenter,St.Louis,40;Rendon, Washington,40;Story,Colorado, 40;Albies,Atlanta,39;Freeman, Atlanta,38;Baez,Chicago,37; Cabrera,Philadelphia,36;3tiedat 34. 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; 6tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis, 35;Arenado,Colorado,34;Harper, Washington,34;Goldschmidt, Arizona,33;Muncy,LosAngeles, 33;Story,Colorado,33;Aguilar, Milwaukee,32;Baez,Chicago,32; Suarez,Cincinnati,32;2tiedat31. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,39;SMarte,Pittsburgh,32;Hamilton,Cincinnati,31;Cain, Milwaukee,28;Story,Colorado,26; Inciarte,Atlanta,25;Jankowski,San Diego,24;MTaylor,Washington, 24;Peraza,Cincinnati,23;Baez, Chicago,21. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington, 17-7;Lester,Chicago,16-6;Mikolas, St.Louis,16-4;Nola,Philadelphia, 16-5;Freeland,Colorado,15-7; Chacin,Milwaukee,14-8;Godley, Arizona,14-10;Greinke,Arizona, 14-10;3tiedat13. Sept.19 1925: TedLyonslosthisbidforano-hitterwhenBobby Veachsingledwithtwooutsintheninthinning.TheChicagoWhiteSoxroutedtheWashingtonSenators17-0. 1926: TheSt.LouisCardinalspoundedthePhiladelphia Phillies23-3inthe“rstgameofadoubleheaderandbeat themagaininthenightcap,10-2. 1949: RalphKinerofthePittsburghPiratesbecame the“rstNLplayertohit50homerunsintwodifferent seasons. 1955: ErnieBanksoftheChicagoCubssetamajor leaguerecordwithhis“fthgrandslamoftheseasonina 12-inning,6-5losstotheSt.LouisCardinals. 1968: DennyMcLainwonhis31stgame,themostintheAL sinceLeftyGrove's31in1931.TheDetroitTigersbeatthe NewYorkYankees6-2whileMickeyMantlehithis535th andnext-to-lastcareerhomer. 1972: Minnesota'sCesarTovarcompletedthecyclewith agame-winningtwo-runhomeruninthebottomofthe ninthinningtogivetheTwinsa5-3victoryovertheTexas Rangers. 1973: FrankRobinsonhithis“rsthomeruninArlington Stadium,asamemberoftheCaliforniaAngels.Itwasthe 32ndmajorleagueballparkinwhichhehadhomered. 1984: PeteRosereachedthe100-hitplateauforthe22nd consecutiveyear,anall-timerecord.HealsotiedtheNL recordfordoubleswith725astheCincinnatiRedsbeat theAtlantaBraves4-2. 1986: Chicago'sJoeCrowleypitchano-hittertoleadthe WhiteSoxtoa7-1winovertheCaliforniaAngels.Cowley faced32batters,walkingseven,struckouteightandgave upasixth-inningsacri“ce”ythatbroughtintheAngelrun. 1995: SanDiego'sKenCaminitibecamethe“rstplayerin majorleaguehistorytohomerfrombothsidesoftheplate threetimesinaseasonashewent4-for-4withacareerhigheightRBIsina15-4winoverColorado.DrivingDeliveryClevelandIndiansstartingpitcherCoreyKluberdeliversinthe“rstinningofabaseballgameagainsttheChicago W hiteSoxonTuesdayinCleveland.[TONYDEJAK/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]




DEAR ABBY: A close relative has started working in the adult industry. She now dresses provocatively, showing lots of skin. She has also covered much of her body with tattoos and adopted the lifestyle of someone in that eld. Our family assumes she's "going through a phase" and has no idea what she's really up to. I have two small children I don't really want around her, but I'm not sure how to handle the situation. I don't want to tell her mom what she's really doing, but at the same time, I don't want my kids thinking that's how people in society are. Please help. -NERVOUS IN NEW YORK DEAR NERVOUS: If you no longer want to be around this person, no law says you have to be. If your relatives ask you about your absence, tell them the reason. If they don't, don't tattle. This isn't an emergency; rest assured her parents will nd out eventually. As to her being a bad inuence on your children, take this as an opportunity for a teachable moment about people coming in "different packaging" and not judging a book by its cover.DEAR ABBY: I'm confused and not sure what to do. I'm a 32-year-old single mom who is a hopeless romantic. I've been seeing someone for six months. He is already talking about marriage and a happily ever after, which I am ready for. The downside is, not long after we started dating, I met someone who makes me question everything. He's someone I can't actually be with because -yes, he's married. I'm disgusted with myself for allowing this to happen, but the minute our eyes met, my heart skipped a beat. What I'm asking is, do I settle for the guy I've been dating because that's what I'm ready for? He's a great guy who cares a lot about my daughter and me. I can be a faithful and loving wife, which he wants. Or should I let him go because my heart truly isn't there? Please help me, even though I don't deserve it. -SETTLING DOUBTS DEAR SETTLING: Warning: Heartbreak ahead. Although you say you are ready for marriage and happily ever after, I don't think it's true. I can't warn you strongly enough not to marry one man while in your heart you yearn for someone else. It's a recipe for disaster, and the collateral damage will be not only Mr. Six Months but also your child.DEAR ABBY: I received a drunken text from my son's friend telling me my son is gay. It rambled on about their relationship. I decided not to question my son about it because, if it is true, it won't change our relationship. It really doesn't matter to me. They live in another state. This is a dilemma because I worry about this "friend" not being trustworthy. Is this my business? Should I tell my son? What if he gets upset? -TAKEN ABACK DEAR TAKEN: You should absolutely have a talk with your son about the text you received. Ask him if what the friend said is true, and if it is, why you didn't hear it from him. Don't be angry or accusatory. Just be sure to assure him how much you love him and that your feelings for him have not changed. He may need to hear you verbalize it. 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 Mom wants to shield her kids from relatives new lifestyle HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018:This year you adopt a strong, determined attitude when you focus on any longterm goal. You seem like an unmovable force once you have decided on your path. Your inner circle nds your newfound determination charming. If you are single, youll attract an interesting person who is humorous and appreciative, yet is able to say no and mean it. Do not commit unless you are 100 percent sure. If you are attached, your sweetie feels as if he or she is just getting to know you again. Schedule more time together. CAPRICORN intrigues you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your delightful style and willing ways help others move out of a rut. You might become the cheerleader for several friends and associates. Group discussions produce multiple workable ideas. You will likely decide to veer off-course. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You see a situation from a more detached perspective than many people. Others often see no benet from periods of contemplation and thought. You know better and embrace the power of detachment, which you enjoy and indulge in regularly. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be in a situation where you want to allow others to run the show, to their delight. Youll enjoy sitting back. Visualize more and say very little. You might be pleasantly surprised by what someone comes up with. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could be questioning details revolving around a key person in your life. Instead of overthinking the matter, let your feelings ow and lead the way. Emotions are sometimes more accurate than logical analysis. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You will feel a lot better later in the day when you look back at how productive youve been as of late. Make some special time for just you and a loved one you dont spend enough time with. This action could cause ear-to-ear smiling.VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You have a unique viewpoint when it comes to handling a key problem. A creative style marks your work and actions in general. Remain open and clear about your choices. Others will listen, though they might not necessarily agree. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might be slow to start. In fact, you might not get started until evening -but once you do, you move with unusual quickness and certainty. You have the ability to accomplish a lot in very little time. Be reasonable about what you expect, even from yourself. SCORPIO (OCT. 23NOV. 21) You could be in a position where you want to break away from it all. On some level, your reaction to pressure is part of what causes so many challenging situations. Try to assume a more laissez faire attitude, and you will be a lot happier. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Keep reaching out to someone you care about. You might feel uneasy about dealing with some difcult interactions with this person. Ask yourself if you can approach the situation differently. Later in the day, communication ourishes. CAPRICORN (DEC.22JAN.19) Stay upbeat in how you approach a trying creative venture and the person involved. You might be overly serious in dealing with this person. If you lighten up, the end result could be a lot better. Your positive energy might be needed in various situations. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) If you feel like withdrawing for a little while, give yourself permission to make those feelings valid. You will experience a surge of energy later in the day that could help you make up for lost time. It is important to have a few calm hours to yourself. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Use the daylight hours to the max. A meeting helps you solidify a decision. You might be overly serious about a certain goal. Be willing to listen to others concerns; these thoughts need to be honestly valued. Given time, youll realize what you desire. | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 19, 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James A. Gareld, died 2 months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president. 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C8 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MS AMJJA 2,840 2,880 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,904.31 Change: 15.51 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 MS AMJJA 25,720 26,020 26,320 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,246.96 Change: 184.84 (0.7%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1574 Declined 1241 New Highs 85 New Lows 97 Vol. (in mil.) 2,991 Pvs. Volume 2,846 2,237 2,211 1678 1182 71 77 NYSE NASDDOW 26317.34 26076.21 26246.96 +184.84 +0.71% +6.18% DOW Trans. 11545.50 11395.58 11514.94 +46.21 +0.40% +8.51% DOW Util. 740.79 735.00 738.39 -1.11 -0.15% +2.08% NYSE Comp. 13112.38 13038.66 13091.99 +60.08 +0.46% +2.21% NASDAQ 7986.10 7901.01 7956.11 +60.31 +0.76% +15.25% S&P 500 2911.17 2890.43 2904.31 +15.51 +0.54% +8.63% S&P 400 2040.58 2026.42 2036.73 +8.24 +0.41% +7.16% Wilshire 5000 30292.26 30091.27 30226.39 +157.66 +0.52% +8.75% Russell 2000 1714.92 1704.22 1710.97 +7.42 +0.44% +11.43% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 33.72 +.10 +0.3 s s s -13.3 -4.0 7 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 170.91 167.65 +4.15 +2.5 s s s +68.2 +64.6 30 0.24 Amer Express AXP 86.95 110.24 109.64 +.44 +0.4 s s s +10.4 +27.1 16 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 42.94 62.02 43.09 -.44 -1.0 t t t -16.1 -6.0 11 ... Brown & Brown BRO 22.66 31.55 30.08 -.55 -1.8 t t s ... +33.3 28 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.93 -.39 -0.8 t t s +0.1 +3.6 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 37.74 +.78 +2.1 s s s -5.4 +2.0 18 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.55 120.93 118.90 +.92 +0.8 t s s +23.8 +43.8 25 3.00f Disney DIS 96.80 117.90 109.53 +.17 +0.2 s t s +1.9 +12.7 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.21 12.66 -.04 -0.3 t s t -27.6 -44.9 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.13 -3.64 -7.6 t t t -25.6 -10.9 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 126.97 170.54 168.03 +1.58 +0.9 s s s +18.6 +33.1 30 2.74f Home Depot HD 157.16 215.43 211.02 +2.62 +1.3 s s s +11.3 +34.1 27 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 148.56 +.62 +0.4 s s s -3.2 +6.4 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 114.54 115.55 +1.81 +1.6 s s s +24.3 +48.0 24 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 22.30 ... ... s t t +20.5 +17.0 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 173.44 -.42 -0.2 t s s +11.0 +18.7 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 113.98 -1.42 -1.2 t s s -5.0 +3.5 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 55.04 75.08 68.51 +.19 +0.3 t t s +6.1 +27.7 13 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 95.43 +.61 +0.6 s t s -3.4 +20.5 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 28.02 -.06 -0.2 t s s -3.9 -10.9 35 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest "Two hours of pushing broom buys an 8-by12 four-bit room. I'm a man of means by no means." „ Roger Miller, "King of the Road"We are currently observing the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis. Meanwhile, politicians and pundits spend more time arguing about who deserves credit for the economy than they do actually trying to sustainably improve it or prepare for the next downturn. Regardless of who does deserves credit, theres no doubt the economy is in better condition than it has been in a long time. But in recent years, Ive increasingly come to think that were living in a two-tiered recovery. On the one hand, those with significant investment assets, access to capital and financial expertise made the last decade a productive one. A sustained period of historically low interest rates helped revive an economy on life support and handsomely rewarded those who were lured back into capital markets. Those skilled in buying and selling businesses „ public and private „ have been able to borrow more cheaply than at any time in history to finance their ventures. But there were many more citizens without the means to benefit from the improving economy. A statistic gleaned from the Federal Reserve speaks to this side of the twotiered recovery story, one which most of the folks I deal with are intuitively familiar: the percentage of the average familys income generated by wages has dropped nine percent in the last 15 years, falling from 70 to 61 percent. Whats replaced those wages? Investment income. The problem with investment income is that you have to actually own investments to earn it. The folks who dont own stocks, bonds or other types of financial assets, therefore, havent experienced the same recovery as those who do. The old adage, It takes money to make money,Ž is becoming more accurate over time. So, while one part of the economy has done well in recent years, under the surface we see the economic position of the middle class stagnating. The average middleclass American family's net worth is $40,000 less than what it was at the economic peak before the Great Recession, according to the Fed. And real wage growth has been falling since 2015. Declining real wage growth means that peoples purchasing power is still growing but at a slower and slower pace. Over the last year, a 2.7 percent wage growth was outpaced by a 2.9 percent cost-of-living increase, so folks wages are now buying them less gas and groceries than they did a year ago. Thats a big deal. Real wage growth is one of the best indicators for determining if the average family sees their situation as improving or declining. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKFinancial crisis, wage stagnation and Roger Miller Margaret McDowell By Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology.Beijing promised to cut tar-iffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to develop-ment policies Washington says are based on theft of know-how and might erode U.S. industrial leadership.Exporters scrambled to replace lost orders after Trump pulled the trigger in July with his first round of tariff hikes on $50 billion of Chinese imports. Waves of job losses loom over factory towns. So far, however, Chinese leaders express confidence in their $12 trillion-a-year economy and are refusing to budge on tactics they see as a path to prosperity and global influence.The communist leadership appears no more likely to back down after Trump escalated their dispute Monday by approving penalties on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to economists, political analysts and business groups.China swiftly announced that it would impose tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. exports. Contrary to views in Washington, China can „ and will „ dig its heels in,Ž said the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, William Zarit, in a statement. We are not optimistic about the prospect for a resolution in the short term.ŽTrumps complaints strike at the heart of the Communist Partys view of itself as economic development leader „ a venture capital investor on a national scale, boldly creating new industries.That role has gained promi-nence since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012, despite the partys 2013 pledge to give market forces a decisive roleŽ in the state-dominated economy.Reform advocates complain state-owned companies that dominate banking, energy and other industries are getting bigger. They say that ignores the lessons of three decades of market-style changes that pro-pelled Chinas economic boom.Beijing is still figuring out what Washington wants, said Citigroup economist Li-Gang Liu.The bottom line from the U.S. side is not clear,Ž Liu said in an email. Without clarity as to what President Trump wants from the Chinese exactly, it is difficult to see any progress ahead.ŽThe ruling party sees initia-tives including Made in China 2025,Ž which calls for state-led creation of global champions in robotics, electric cars and other fields, as essential for raising incomes for Chinas poor majority and restoring the country to its historic status as a technology and cultural leader.Washington, Europe and other trading partners complain that explicitly nationalistic goals of creating Chinese global brands and promise subsidies to local competitors violate Beijings promises to treat companies equally. American officials also say Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.While rebuffing U.S. pressure, Beijing has unveiled other changes long sought by its trading partners.The government announced in April it would allow full ownership of electric car man-ufacturers beginning this year and lift all ownership caps in the industry by 2020. Beijing agreed to join the European Union in proposing reforms of the World Trade Organization, which Washington complains is antiquated and unable to cope with Chinese-style challenges.Chinese leaders appear to be wrestling with how to present their plans in a way that causes less foreign opposition, said Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. He said there was considerable debateŽ about how to handle Washington at the leaders annual summer retreat at the seaside resort of Beidaihe.Wont back downChina looks unlikely to give in a er US tari hikeMARKET MOVERS€ Oracle Corp., down 15 cents to $49.03: The business software company reported weaker sales than analysts expected. € FedEx Corp., down $14.15 to $241.58: The shipping companys quarterly pro“ t fell short of Wall Street estimates.BRIEFCASELOS ANGELES1st private moon passenger to invite creative guestsAfter announcing that hell take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billion-aire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, design-ers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket to inspire the dreamer in all of us.ŽThe Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced at an event Monday at its headquarters near Los Angeles.Maezawa, 42, said he wants his guests for the lunar orbit to see the moon up close, and the Earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience.Ž FUJAIRAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATESOPEC chief: Cartel must stay togetherOPEC must stick together for the good of the global economy as founding member Iran faces renewed U.S. sanctions, the head of the cartel said Tuesday „ though he did not address how an already-tight market will make up for the loss of Iranian supply.Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo also said an agreement between OPEC and non-members that cut production and helped bring prices back up from lows of $30 a barrel in January 2016 was now a permanent feature.ŽCementing that arrangement would be one of the topics of discussion as OPEC meets this Sunday in Algeria, he added. NEW YORKVisa, Mastercard in new settlement of fee suitVisa and Mastercard said Tuesday they will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a longrunning lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions.Visa says it will pay $4.1 bil-lion and Mastercard will pay about $900 million. The two companies say theyve already set aside money to cover the payment. A group of 19 merchants and trade groups alleged Visa and MasterCard conspired to fix fees that are charged to stores for handling credit card payments. Tuesdays settlement covers the monetary claims in the lawsuit.But the lawsuit still has two other pieces to it that need to be resolved: a dispute over the rules Visa and Mastercard impose to accept their cards, and the merchants who chose not to participate in the settle-ment, which is likely to number in the thousands. The Associated Press American ” ags are displayed together with Chinese ” ags on top of a trishaw, Sunday in Beijing. The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will dig its heels inŽ after U.S. tariff hikes and appealed for a negotiated end to their trade battle. [ANDY WONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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