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SPORTS B1BROTHER HELPS OUT FRESHMAN EUSTIS QB @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, September 21, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 264 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: Low 90s and sunny all weekend, with a chance of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. BOHO FEST: The “ rst Boho Fest, hosted by Leesburg Center for the Arts, runs from 10 a.m. to sunset Saturday in downtown Leesburg. DOLLY PARTON TRIBUTE: Lorri Gill with Ray Gantek and the Notebenders will feature the songs of Dolly Parton in a tribute show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tropic Theater, 122 W. Main St. in Leesburg. Kids play on a ” oating dock in Lake Minneola, in Minneola. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] County now allows dock owners to make repairs without permitsBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Good news for the 6,000-plus dock owners in Lake County: You can now replace the broken, splintered boards on your docks without a permit.A Clermont mans fight with the county over repairs to his dock earlier this year led the County Commission to decree that people could replace the boards on their docks without the hassle and expense of getting a permitThe amended section of Lake County Code, chapter 6, required residents of Lake County to get a building permit if it meant redoing a large portion of the dock.But it took local dock owner Brent Compton to make county officials realized the ordinance was marred by vagueness.No permit needed Lawyer for Ford says client would come before the Senate Judiciary Committee if conditions can be metBy Alan Fram and Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accu-sation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,Ž a Ford attorney told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.The message and positive tone of the attorneys email breathed new life into the possibility that the panel would hold a dramatic hearing at which both Ford and Kavanaugh could give their versions of what hap-pened at a party in the 1980s in a Maryland suburb of Washington. The allega-tion has jarred Kavanaughs prospects for winning Senate confirmation to be a justice, which until Fords emergence last week had seemed all but certain.Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has scheduled a hearing for Monday morning, and he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have indicated Monday would be Fords only chance to make her case.In one obstacle that must be overcome, attorney Debra Katzs email said a hearing Monday is not possibleŽ and that schedul-ing it that day is arbitrary in any event.ŽKavanaugh accuser may testifySen. Kirsten Gillibrand, joined at rear by Sen. Mazie Hirono, holds a letter of support from alumnae of the Holton-Arms School, the Maryland all-girls school that Christine Blasey Ford attended in the early 1980s. Ford is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual attack, during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See ACCUSER, A5 FBI says Fruitland Park man was upset about being unemployedBy Austin L. Miller GateHouse MediaFRUITLAND PARK … FBI agents arrested a Fruitland Park man they say made profane, threatening calls to members of the U.S. Congress.Richard Mel Phillips, 36, was charged with trans-mitting threatening communica-tions and booked into the Marion County Jail on Wednesday as a federal cour-tesy hold. The Marion County Jail holds suspects arrested on federal charges in Citrus, Lake, Sumter and Marion counties.FBI agents Todd Myers and Michael Jeffcoat interviewed Richard Phillips, 36, at his Fruitland Park home on Aug. 23. Phillips admitted he made phone calls to poli-ticians because they made him angry,Ž according to Philips criminal complaint. In one message, he listed the Congress member by name and blamed that person for his inability to get a job.In the message first reported to the FBI, Phillips said there is nothing stopping me from killing your (expletive) ass,Ž according to the criminal complaint. He also dared the member of Congress to send FBI agents to his house and he would slaughterŽ them.The caller promises to travel to the member of Congresss home territory and stick a bullet through your (expletive) skull,Ž Jeffcoat wrote in the criminal complaint signed by a U.S. magistrate judge. The caller states repeatedly that youre all going to (expletive) die; and emphasizes that he is not (expletive) kidding around with you mother(expletive).ŽThreats to Congress land man in jailPhillips See THREATS, A5 See PERMIT, A5By Danica CotoThe Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico „ The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Ricos most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made land-fall at that moment exactly one year ago.The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000 still struggling to recover from the Category 4 storm, was the first in a series of events to mark the anniver-sary of the devastating storm and remember the estimated 2,975 people who lost their lives in its aftermath. Protests were planned in San Juan and elsewhere, as well as a funeral procession. Tens of thousands remain without adequate shelter and reliable access to electrical power a year after the hurricane, which caused an estimated $100 billion in damage.Puerto Rico marks 1 year since MariaSee MARIA, A5


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Wednesday, Sept. 19 Powerball: 4-39-48-50-51-11 x3 Lotto: 5-14-17-21-23-53 x4 Fantasy 5: 5-17-18-23-25 Thursday, Sept. 20 Pick 5 Afternoon: 6-6-3-2-7 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-4-2-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-6-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 7-4LOTTERY PHOENIX8 people, including 4 illegal immigrants, die in crash Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. ille-gally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.The crash occurred late Wednesday in a rural part of the state more than 120 miles north of the Mexico border.The Arizona Department of Public Safety declined to say whether an SUV involved in the collision was being used as part of a smuggling operation or may have been connected to a government immigration facility in nearby Florence.However, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the immigrants killed were not detainees.PITTSBURGHYoung girl injured in crash sues city over police chaseA young girl seriously injured after a 2015 high-speed chase with police ended in a head-on collision is suing the city of Pittsburgh and the Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County, alleging the chase never should have happened.The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages saying officers for the city and port authority were negligent and violated the then 12-year-old girls rights when they initiated a high-speed chase over an alleged minor traffic violation. It cites a memo from the then-chief of police in Pittsburgh Cameron McLay written in response to the crash saying not to initi-ate high-speed chases unless a suspect is involved in a violent felony.SALZBURG, AUSTRIA EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challengeEuropean Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives.Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said weve agreed on in-depth cooperation on issues such as migration, but also economic cooperation with Egypt.ŽWeve got to ensure that as few people as possible leave northern African countries for Europe. If they do, the situation should be dealt with as close to the African coast as possible,Ž Kurz said. The Associated PressBy David McFaddenThe Associated PressABDERDEEN, Md. „ An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded.The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland, Harford County Sheriff Jef-frey Gahler said at a news conference. The sheriffs office said in a tweet a short time later that she had been identified as Snochia Mose-ley of Baltimore County.It appears only one weapon was used „ a 9 mm Glock handgun that was reg-istered in Moseleys name „ and no shots were fired by responding law enforcement officers, Gahler said. He said authorities dont know her motive. She died at a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said.Krystal Watson, 33, said her husband, Eric, works at the facility and told her told her that the suspect had been arguing with somebody else near a time clock after a Town Hall meeting.ŽAnd she went off,Ž she said.She didnt have a particular target. She was just shooting,Ž Watson said as she drove away from a fire station where relatives tried to reunite with loved ones.She didnt aim. She just shot,Ž Watson said.Area hospitals reported receiving five patients from the incident.Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore said it was treating four patients with gunshot wounds. Two were in stable condition and two who were seriously injured.A spokesman for a health system that includes Chris-tiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, said one patient was being treated there. Christiana Care Health System spokesman Hiran Ratnayake said the person was in serious condition.Gahler said the call about shots fired came in at about 9:06 a.m. and deputies and other officers were on the scene in just over five minutes.He said the suspect had reported for the work day as usual, and around 9 a.m. the shooting began outside the business and continued inside.The shooter had two or maybe three magazines for the gun. He did not know how many shots were fired.Mike Carre, an employee of a furniture logistics opera-tion next to the distribution center, said he helped tend to a wounded man.Carre locked the doors of his workplace after the injured man came hobbling in, bleeding from his leg. He called 911 from a bathroom before helping colleagues wrap the mans blood-soaked jeans above his injury to cut off blood flow.Carre said the man told him the shooter just came in in a bad mood this morning. He said shes usually nice. But today, I guess it wasnt her day. She just came in to pick a fight with someone.ŽShe pulled out a gun and she just started shooting at her co-workers.ŽAt a nearby fire station, family members waited for hours to be reunited with loved ones. Police blocked off the road outside but waved in cars driven by people who said they were there to meet up with people who were at the distribution center.Reggie Rodgriguezs mother works at the distribution center. His wife had tried calling her numerous times but got no answer.I was calling her all morning. It went to voice-mail because they keep their phones in lockers,Ž said Kelly Rodriguez, 40. When they finally reached his mother Thursday after-noon, Reggie Rodriguez said, Thats all I wanted to do: Hear her voice.Ž His mother was uninjured. He said she sounded relieved the crisis was over.A law enforcement official said authorities worked their way through the distribution center to clear the facility.The attack came nearly three months after a man armed with a shotgun attacked a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five staff members. Authorities accused Jarrod W. Ramos of attacking The Capital Gazette because of a longstanding grudge against the paper.Susan Henderson, spokes-man for the drugstore chain Rite Aid, described the warehouse as a support facility adjacent to a larger building.4 dead a er Maryland shootingShirley Pollack, of Perryville, Md., reacts to what authorities have called a shooting with multiple victims Thursday in Perryman, Md. Pollack was concerned about her son who worked near the scene of the shooting. [STEVE RUARK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Authorities: Female temporary worker kills 3, takes own life in warehouse incident IN BRIEF By Matt SedenskyThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked „ all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share.But for all the talk of mur-derers, rapists and other bad hombres,Ž those netted in President Donald Trumps crackdown on immigration are typically accused of lesser offenses, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are increasingly apprehend-ing those with no criminal records at all.Unshackling ICE has really allowed it to go after more individuals,Ž said Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst with the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute who calls the apprehension of noncriminal immigrants, in particular, a defining characteristic of this administrations approach to immigration.ŽThe case of Mollie Tibbetts „ a 20-year-old Iowa col-lege student authorities say was killed by a man living in the U.S. illegally „ is among the latest used by Trump to advance his argument for stricter immigration con-trols. Yet the governments own statistics show such cases are far more likely to be the exception than the rule.ICE arrests of noncriminals increased 66 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year over the same period a year earlier. Arrests of convicts, mean-time, rose nearly 2 percent. More noncriminals have also been deported. Among those expelled from the U.S. interior in fiscal 2017, there was a 174 percent increase from the previous year of those with no criminal con-victions. Deportations of those with convictions rose nearly 13 percent over the same period.The result is immigration courts are filling with defendants like Ruben Moroyoqui, a 45-year-old mechanic in Tucson, Arizona, whose only run-in with police came last year, his attorney said, when he was pulled over while pick-ing up auto parts.Immigrant roundups net more noncriminalsLouis Alberto Enamorado Gomez gets a kiss from his daughter, Jeydi, 1, on Aug. 28 at their home in Grandview, Mo. Living in the U.S. since 2005, Gomez is “ ghting a deportation order stemming from a 2012 DUI charge because he fears what his removal would mean for his seven children, all U.S. citizens for whom he is the sole provider. [CHARLIE RIEDEL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Friday, September 21, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS EUSTISConvicted felon charged with possession of “ rearmCriminal suspects have the right to remain silent, but sometimes they just cant help drawing attention to themselves.Such was the case Wednes-day when Eustis police stopped a car after it ran a stop sign at East Palmetto Street and McDonald Avenue. Front-seat passenger Sedale D. Green, 26, of Eustis, said of the driver, He got a gun license, so if there is a gun in here its his.ŽOfficers found that statement odd due to not men-tioning or locating any firearms at that time,Ž the police report said.When backup arrived, police made everyone exit the car and then found a handgun tucked between the drivers seat and a middle cushion and another in the glove box within Greens reach, the report noted. Neither weapon was stolen, but because Green is a convicted felon and both guns were within his reach, he was arrested and charged with possession of firearm by a convicted felon. Officers searched Green and found $1,000 cash in a pocket, but no drugs. When told it was a felony to smuggle drugs into a jail, he admitted he had a small baggie of marijuana hidden beneath his genitals.LADY LAKEReport: Homeless man stole from locker at area gym A homeless man broke into a locker at a Lady Lake gym and then used the victims credit cards to make purchases at a nearby gas station, authorities say.According to an arrest report, Robert Wesley Allen Jr. and another man rode their bicycles up to Too Your Health gym on U.S. Highway 441 in Lady Lake on Sunday, went inside and broke into a locker. Police determined that credit cards stolen from the locker had been used to buy $750 worth of dry goods, clothes and cigarettes from a Sunoco gas station and a Dollar Gen-eral within three miles of the gym, and they were able to get photos of the people who made the purchases from the stores security cameras.Officers from area police agencies canvassed local homeless gathering spots and located Allen at one in Fruitland Park on Wednesday. Allen reportedly admitted to the theft.He was charged with burglary, grand theft, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.JACKSONVILLEWoman charged with threatening coworkers in emailsAuthorities say a woman threatened to kill her cowork-ers in a series of emails.A Jacksonville Sheriffs Office arrest report says 20-year-old Tamera Roberta Monique Gibson was arrested last week and charged with a felony count of sending writ-ten threats.The report says employees at Velocity Air Sports began receiving threats from an anonymous email address earlier this month, prompting the business to close for several days. One message threatened an attack worse than the August shooting at a Jackson-ville mall that left two victims and the shooter dead, along with others wounded. Detectives traced the emails to Gibsons mother and then learned that Gibson worked at Velocity Air Sports.Gibson is free on $10,000 bond. Jail records didnt list an attorney.FORT MYERSMan charged with setting woman on “ re after disputeAuthorities say a man set a woman on fire, leaving her in critical condition. Man shot up her house twice before police stopped himBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ A jury has found a man guilty of shooting into the Altoona home of a woman and her son then threatening to come back and shoot them if she called police. She was so terrified, she was afraid to press charges until he came back and did it again.Jesse C. Carver, 33, of Lady Lake, was charged with shoot-ing into an occupied dwelling, three counts of improper dis-play of a firearm and discharge of a firearm while under the influence.Sheriffs deputies got the calls on July 4, 2017, to go to Lake King Road in Altoona.A woman at the home, who said she has known Carver for many years, said Carver entered her house waving a gun. He then burst through her sons bedroom door and threatened to shoot both of them. She said he then went out to his truck and began shooting at the house.Deputies found four 9 mm spent shell casings in the yard.I asked if the victims wished to prosecute ƒ and they advised that they did not and were in fear for their lives,Ž a deputy noted in a probable cause affidavit. They told the deputy that he threat-ened to come back and shoot them and her daughter if they called law enforcement.The deputy told them he was going to write a report and urged her to call again if he came back and started shooting.At 11:52 p.m., a deputy on State Road 19 in Altoona heard a call go out about a second shooting at the residence. The deputy recognized Carver driving by in his Dodge pickup truck. The deputy, who was operating radar, recorded the truck driving at 98 mph.He followed for a mile, then noticed Carver hit the brakes, pull the truck side-ways across the road and dim the headlights.Realizing that the situation ƒ was extremely dangerous, he stopped 100 yards from the arrestees truck,Ž accord-ing to the probable affidavit. The deputy then backed up and called Umatilla police for assistance.The deputy turned his patrol car sideways to block traffic. Carver began driving toward the patrol car, but lost control and ended up in a ditch.The Umatilla officer arrived and blocked the pickup trucks path from the other direction.While waiting for other help to arrive, Carver began walk-ing to the deputy with a bag in his hand.Shooter convicted of terrorizing woman, son Carver By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Repub-lican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum have vast differences in their education policy proposals, but they agree on one area: Not everybody needs to get a four-year college degree.Although the details are somewhat scant, DeSantis and Gillum this week emphasized their support for energizing Floridas techni-cal and vocational programs as part of their overall educa-tion priorities.We are going to add major investments in jobs and skills training,Ž said Gillum, a Flor-ida A&M University graduate and former student leader. While college worked for me, for my older siblings, it was access to woodwork and shop and mechanical and technical degree programs that allowed them to gain a skill that they could monetize, go to work and get a good job.ŽGillum gave credit for the visibility of the issue to Republican Agriculture Com-missioner Adam Putnam, who made the issue a top pri-ority during his gubernatorial primary campaign against DeSantis.Among other issues, Putnam noted that more than half of the jobs expected to be created in Floridas fastest-growing employment sectors by 2025 will require advanced training but less than a fouryear degree.Candidates back vocational programsGubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum, left, and Ron DeSantis. By Dale WhiteGatehouse MediaHaving delivered their message to federal and state candidates last month, a coalition of environmen-tal and other organizations appealed to Floridas voters Wednesday to support their efforts to get all levels of government to assume more responsibility for protecting the states natu-ral resources.The groups 1,000 Friends of Florida, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Florida Springs Council, Florida Springs Institute, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Florida Wildlife Federa-tion and League of Women Voters of Florida co-wrote Trouble in Paradise,Ž the position paper they provided to incumbents and challengers on the Nov. 6 ballot for Congress, governor, the Cabinet and the state Legislature.In that report, the united front outlines six priorities: conserving land, safeguarding water supplies, promoting water conservation, protecting and restoring water quality, managing growth and addressing climate change.The organizations also identified specific geographic areas they say need special attention and protection: Apalachicola River and Bay, the Everglades (including Lake Okeechobee), the Indian River Lagoon and the pen-insulas natural springs.In a news conference Wednesday, the groups reiterated the recommendations they want lawmakers to enact.Across the board, they suggest a carrot and stickŽ approach „ tougher regu-lations as well as incentives to get the public and private sectors to alter habits and practices that threaten the environment.Groups want voters to press candidates on environmentFish killed by red tide algae wash up along the shoreline at Bayfront Park in Sarasota in August. In their Trouble in ParadiseŽ report, several environmental and other organizations insist Florida must strength regulations to limit fertilizer and other nutrient runoff that can exacerbate red tide. [MIKE LANG / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See CANDIDATES, A4 See SHOOTER, A4 See GROUPS, A4 See BRIEFS, A4Clermont Mayor Gail Ash addresses the newly formed youth council on Wednesday in Clermont. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Clermonts youth council learns about city governmentBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ Ten student representatives of East Ridge, Lake Min-neola and South Lake High Schools answered the call from the city this week to sit on a newly created youth council.According to Clermont City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd Howe, who was charged by City Manager Darren Gray with coordi-nating the program, the purpose of the program is to engage the local youth in learning and participating in their local government.ŽShe said the program has been in the works for about two years, since Mayor Gail Ash and several of the other city council members expressed an interest after hearing of other cities that had implemented youth councils.We hope to inspire them to contribute and give back to their community as well as pursue careers in government fields or as officials,Ž Howe said.Howe said that over six months, the youth council will listen to presentations given by each department, some at city hall and some on site. Next week, the students will visit one of the citys fire stations.Through the process, the students will collaborate to create a project they feel will benefit the com-munity or the departments themselves.Howe said this first youth council will have a say in how future youth councils are run.The students on the council all agreed it was a good opportunity to make a difference within the community and in their own lives as they con-tinue on their educational journeys.Bringing youth to the tableSee YOUTH, A4


A4 Friday, September 21, 2018 | IN MEMORY Herbert Leonard MagerHerbert Leonard Mager, 97, of Tavares died Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. Putnam, who lost in the Aug. 28 GOP primary, also noted that while Floridas Bright Futures merit-scholarship pro-gram will receive a record $523 million this year, the scholarships for voca-tional students represent only 1 percent of the stu-dents receiving those awards.Of the 103,000 Bright Futures scholars this academic year, state ana-lysts project only 1,000 will qualify for the Gold SealŽ vocational scholar-ships. Putnam noted that Florida had more than 10,600 Gold Seal scholars when the Bright Futures program began in 1997.I believe there can be bipartisan agreement around our need to reinvest in those early skills programs that dont allow for any of our students talents to go to waste,Ž Gillum said.DeSantis made similar comments Tuesday after touring a science and technology school in Okaloosa County.He said he would sup-port enhancing programs that let students earn industry or technical cer-tifications while in high school, allowing them to more quickly enter the states workforce rather than pursuing four-year degrees.You then can go and get gainful employment, maybe you do some more training, but youre not having to go $100,000 into debt, get a degree in zombie studies and then end up in a job you could have had out of high school anyways,Ž said DeSantis, who is a Har-vard-educated lawyer. But Gillum and DeSan-tis are likely to clash on other higher-education issues.Gillum criticized DeSantis, a former congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, for supporting a budget plan in the U.S. House in 2015 that sought to freeze Pell grants for 10 years as a cost-cutting move. Pell grants, which currently have an annual cap of $6,095, are awarded to students from lowincome families and do not have to be paid back. He voted for a 30 per-cent cut in Pell grants over the next 10 years,Ž Gillum said. I dont know if this point has been lost on Mr. DeSantis or not, the can-didate for governor of the state of Florida, but 41 percent of Florida tuition is covered by Pell grants.ŽAs of the fall of 2016, 38 percent of the students enrolled in public universities in Florida were on Pell grants, according to the state university systems Board of Governors. Some 63 percent of the students at Florida A&M University were on Pell grants, as well as more than half of the students at Florida International University, according to the data.House Republicans defended the proposed Pell grant freeze, which was not enacted, as a means of making the pro-gram more sustainable.Ž A memo in support of the plan noted the grants had been expanded to more students from higher-income families.Increasing eligibility to those with higher incomes drains resources from those who need the most help,Ž the memo said. Our budget adopts a sustainable Pell grant maximum.ŽThis report includes information f rom David Bishop of FLA News. CANDIDATESFrom Page A3A Fort Myers police news release says officers arrested 39-year-old Terry Palmer on Tuesday and charged him with arson in the first degree and arson causing great bodily harm.The victims daughter told investigators Palmer and the woman had argued. Police say Palmer left and returned with flammable liquid to try to set the womans house ablaze. Officials say he also managed to set himself and the victim on fire.Palmer fled but was arrested a short time later. Officials say the victim was taken to a Tampa burn unit.Palmer was treated for burns at a local hospital and then taken to jail, with bail set at $400,000. Jail records didnt list an attorney. BRIEFFrom Page A3Examples include:€ Curtailing the use of septic tanks, a source of nutrients that can con-taminate water supplies.€ Reducing the amount of groundwater pumped from the aquifer.€ Creating landscapes that do not require inten-sive irrigation.€ Discouraging con-struction in and engaging in an orderly retreatŽ from areas that are likely to be vulnerable to rising tides.€ Convincing the state Legislature to fully comply with a 2014 referendum in which voters insisted on more public acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands.€ Creating a state Cabi-net position or an agency overseen by the governor to prepare the state for climate change and sea level rise. € Ensuring more diver-sity on the appointed boards of the five water management districts and empowering them to more stringently limit permits for groundwater withdrawals.€ Creating an agency similar to the former Department of Commu-nity Affairs to oversee new and more effective growth management policies.It is, by no means, comprehensive,Ž Vivian Young, communications director for 1,000 Friends of Florida, said of the report, which devotes just a few pages to each topic. Yet she said it provides politicians and voters with the big picture.ŽIts recommended remediesŽ are feasible and can achieve results, Marty Sullivan, natural resources director for the League of Women Voters, and other speak-ers agreed.Now the groups want citizens to not only be aware of the findings but to question the candidates, use social media to spread the reports messages, submit letters to newspapers and use the Nov. 6 ballot to elect leaders who are committed to implementing positive change for the environment.This is something you can talk to your neighbors about,Ž Paul Owens, president of 1,000 Friends of Florida, said.After the election, the groups want citizens to attend public meetings of their state legislative delegations and local governments to keep environmental protec-tions on their agendas.We can impact these issues,Ž Sullivan said. GROUPSFrom Page A3Commands were given to the arrestee to display his open handsƒ. The defendant just shouted over and over again for deputies to just shoot him, and refused to comply with requests to show his open hands.ŽCarver kept walking until deputies noticed he was holding a black object to his head. Officers thought it was a gun until they noticed light coming from the object, which was a cellphone.Police found the bag, which contained a 9 mm handgun. When they searched him, they found a magazine with 9 mm ammo and a pair of black brass knuckles in his pockets.Deputies found a new bullet hole in the womans house. With Carver in custody, the woman agreed to press charges.Carver told officers he had been with his girlfriend in Altoona. When deputies contacted her, she said he left her house with her handgun.Shooting into an occupied structure is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.Circuit Judge Lawrence Semento has ordered a presentence investigation.Carver is a convicted felon. He was convicted of drug charges in 2003. SHOOTERFrom Page A3 High tides not associated with a storm ” ood Collins Avenue in Miami Beach in September 2015. In their Trouble in ParadiseŽ report, several environmental and other organizations call for Florida to create a state agency to address climate change and sea level rise. [AP PHOTO / LYNNE SLADKY] Algae appears in a North Fort Myers canal in July. In their Trouble in ParadiseŽ report, several environmental groups insist the state must do more to reduce pollutiongenerated algae from Lake Okeechobee that ” ows into other waterways. [ANDREW WEST / THE NEWS-PRESS VIA AP] By Claire GalofaroThe Associated PressWILMINGTON, N.C. „ The sun rises blazing hot over Wilmington, and the line for ice is shorter than it was the day before. The lines across town for tarps and bottled water have dwindled, as well, and Brian Gray takes that as a hopeful sign that des-peration is giving way to something else.Hurricane Florence had marooned this place since it roared ashore last Friday morning. Wilmington and its 120,000 residents survived the horror of the storm „ which snapped telephone poles and sent trees into bedrooms „ to find that the roads leading into the port city were flooded, leaving it an island with almost no electricity that no one could get into or out of.Ice became their most precious commodity, traded like cash, and Gray, a handyman, took a tem-porary job hauling bags of it to cars that stretched for blocks for days.Now, finally, far fewer cars are waiting.The emergency, the adrenaline, is wearing off,Ž says Gray. Now were all just exhausted.ŽAlmost a week after the hurricane hit, several roads into town are accessible again. Gas sta-tions and grocery stores are flipping closed signs to open. The backyard parties, where everyone grilled the food in their fridges before it could spoil, are mostly over. The wind and rain have stopped, though the smell of rot and mildew is set-tling in.Its no longer about just getting through the day, but contemplating whats happened to this commu-nity and what comes next.Im over not having power. The trash is start-ing to stink. The food in my refrigerator is starting to rot. I just want a nice warm shower,Ž says Gray.He had held it together, despite cuts inflicted from climbing trees to saw down limbs and even as he hauled all that ice to cars filled with distraught families. Then a little thing became too much: He couldnt find his flashlight the other night and wandered through his pitch-black house for a half-hour, bumping into things and growing angry.Weve got a lot of people on the edge.Ž Like most of her neigh-bors, Pat Coffman, an accountant, has not had electricity for six days, and the fear and isolation have morphed into fatigue. She spoils herself by watching television on her phone, which shes constantly trying to charge.After Florence, exhaustion setting in on WilmingtonPeople begin to form a line in the Wednesday morning sun as they wait outside Rose Ice & Coal for it to open, days after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. [CHUCK BURTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] If nothing else, the program will earn them some coveted volunteer hours students need both for Bright Futu res schol-arships and to graduate.I want to have an active role in my community and not just my school itself and this really gives me an opportunity to get exposed into that community and really change stuff that I want to change,Ž said Lake Minneolas Camille Eldridge, 16, who plans on gong to business school after graduating high school with her associates degree. I feel like it will give me a lot of experience.ŽEmma Gaskins, 16, called it a unique experience,Ž adding that since she wants to double major in political science and history with the goal of becoming a lawyer, the experience would give her a first-hand look at what the city attorneys role is within a city government entity.On Wednesday, the stu-dents heard from Gray, who told them about his job, about the departments and people he oversees, the projects the city has embarked on or plans to pursue and about the decision making pro-cesses that took place to get them rolling.Ash and city Finance Director Joe Van Zile also spoke.Ash said she thinks city officials will be able to learn from the students, get them more involved and get insight on work-ing with them on things theyd like to see happen in their community.I think you should really look at this as an experience no other teenagers have ever had before. And its an expe-rience we havent had in showing you the world around you and all the things you have to consider,Ž Ash said to the students. Its the first time for you, its the first time for us.Ž YOUTHFrom Page A3South Lake High School sophomore Tyler Irby takes notes during the youth councils meeting on Wednesday in Clermont. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL]

PAGE 5 | Friday, September 21, 2018 A5Taylor Foy, spokesman for Republicans who con-trol the committee, said in a written statement, We are happy that Dr. Fords attorneys are now engag-ing with the Committee.ŽKatz reiterated that Ford, now a psychology professor in California, has received death threats and for safety reasons has relocated her family.She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,Ž Katz wrote in the email, which was obtained by The Associ-ated Press after first being reported by The New York Times.The email was a sharp turnabout from statements by Ford and her lawyers in the past few days, in which her insistence on an FBI inves-tigation of her allegations and other demands had cast strong doubts on her willingness to appear. Because of that, it had become unclear whether Republicans would even hold the hearing.The email said Fords strong preferenceŽ remains that the com-mittee permit a thorough investigation of her claim before she appears. But that wording fell short of a non-negotiable demand.Grassley had said that in the interest of making Ford comfortable, hed be willing to let Ford testify in public or private. He offered to send commit-tee aides to her California home to take testimony.Dr. Ford has asked me to let you know that she appreciates the vari-ous options you have suggested,Ž Katz wrote. The email did not say any option was preferred.Katz asked committee aides for a telephone con-versation later Thursday to discuss terms.When the agents played the recording for Phillips, they said he smiled as he listened to the voicemail.Ž Phillips told the agents he left that voicemail on Aug. 21. He said while he threatened the Congress member, he did not have the means to carry out the threat.Ž Phillips told the federal officials he does not have any weapons, money or plans to leave the state.Officials said the voice-mail was one of four messages left for various members of Congress. Their names were not released. But in the federal complaint, there is a reference to M.W.,Ž a member of Congress who received the two-minute threatening voicemail. There is a Facebook page from a Richard Phillips of Fruitland Park that prom-inently features a phone number that matches a partial phone number listed on the federal com-plaint. That Facebook page also has an Aug. 7 post attacking U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California.She Needs To Be Outed She The Wone Needs To Be Impeach She Wants Trumps Suporters To Be Beaten But If She Does Not Resine And Keeps On Tageing On Her Antifia To Go After Trumps Suporters,Ž the post says about Waters. We Will Rise And Take You All Down Our Way You Want To Pull That Triger Do It Then You Will See What Real Up Risen Is All About.ŽPhillips criminal compliant was signed by a judge on Sept. 17, according to a document obtained by the Star-Banner.Agent Sean Wilson was made aware of the two-minute voicemail left for the member of Congress in Washington D.C. Fed-eral agents were able to identify Phillips as the person who left the mes-sages. They described the caller as loud, angry and screaming.Phillips also stated that he and his mother never leave the house and are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week,Ž Jeffcoat wrote in the complaint. THREATSFrom Page A1How much of a dock could you repair without a permit? No one could tell Compton.Near the end of 2017, he decided to replace the surface boards of his small backyard dock so his kids could safely enjoy it.He called the Lake County Office of Building Services to see if he needed a permit, and he was told he did not.A few weekends into construction, however, he got an unexpected visit.On a Saturday, a fella comes out and starts snapping pictures in my back yard,Ž Compton said.The man was from Lake County Code Enforcement, and he told Compton the work they had done was a violation. If he could get a permit, it would be fine, he was told.Compton called again and said he was bounced around between people who either couldnt tell if he needed a permit or couldnt tell which one he needed.At one point, he said, he was told the limit before a permit was someŽ wood, then a handful.Ž I started making some phone calls to see if I could find someone who would listen,Ž Compton said.In the end, he called Lake County Commis-sioner Josh Blake.Blake met with Comp-ton and told him hed look into it.Weeks later, after Compton was hit with a fine, he got a call from Josh Blake saying that the code had been changed, and not long after, another call saying the fine had been waived.He was able to knock out the rest of the work in June, and now, he said, his family is finally able to use the dock.According to the Lake County Property Appraiser, there are 6,295 docks in Lake County, and 6,083 of them are resi-dentially owned.Sometimes they are a bit worn down and in need of repairs. PERMITFrom Page A1 ACCUSERFrom Page A1 A man “ shes from a dock on Lake Eustis, in Tavares. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] While the U.S. govern-ment has invested billions of dollars to help clean up and repair the U.S. territory, much work remains. Major power outages are still being reported, tens of thousands of insurance claims are still pending and nearly 60,000 homes still have temporary roofs unable to withstand a Category 1 hurricane.I think its inexplicable,Ž Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty Internationals secretary general, told The Associated Press during a visit to the island Thursday. Theres no justifiable reason I can see for this gross level of negligence.ŽGovernment officials argue that many changes have been made to better prepare Puerto Rico for future storms, but they acknowledge that signifi-cant obstacles remain.We still have a lot to learn from the challenge of future catastrophic events,Ž Gov. Ricardo Rossello said, noting that reconstruction continues across the U.S. territory.Jose Ortiz, director of Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority, told reporters that 20 percent of repairs made to the power grid need to be redone. He said crews didnt have access to the best materials at the time or were forced to rely on tem-porary fixes, such as using trees as makeshift power polls after Maria destroyed up to 75 percent of trans-mission lines.In addition, municipal officials have complained that reconstruction efforts are too slow. Ariel Soto, assistant to the mayor of the mountain town of Morovis, said that 220 families there remain without a proper roof.Were still waiting for help,Ž he said. This hit us hard.ŽIn the capital, San Juan, among those still living under a blue tarp during the peak of hurricane season was Sixta Gladys Pena, a 72-year-old community leader.You worry, because you think its going to fly off like it did before,Ž she said. Weve lost an entire year and nothing has been resolved. You feel powerless.ŽOn Thursday, Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced in San Juan that $1.5 billion was being released to Puerto Rico as part of the overall $20 billion pledged for rebuilding, the largest in the agencys history. Officials said the priority is to help people still living under tarps, as well as those in lowand middle-income housing. The money will be used to repair and rebuild homes, relocate people and help them obtain property titles if needed.The path forward is challenging and will be measured not in months, but really in years,Ž Carson said.On Thursday, Trump issued a one-sentence statement on the one-year anniversary of Maria. We stand with Puerto Rico, and we are helping them to rebuild stronger and better than ever before,Ž it said. MARIAFrom Page A1


A6 Friday, September 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Foster Klug and Eric TalmadgeThe Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea „ A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with Presi-dent Donald Trump.Only hours after stand-ing with Kim on the peak of a volcano thats at the heart of Kim dynasty propaganda, Moon told reporters in Seoul that he will be carrying a pri-vate message from Kim to Trump about the nuclear standoff when he meets the U.S. president in New York next week on the sidelines of the U.N. Gen-eral Assembly session.Both Trump, who has repeatedly spoken of his good relationship with Kim, and the North Korean leader have expressed a desire to follow up on the June meeting in Singapore that was meant to settle an impasse that seemed to be edging toward war last year. But there are worries among observers about whether Kim is as committed to denuclearization as he claims.Moon faces increasing pressure from Washing-ton to find a path forward in efforts to get Kim to completely „ and unilaterally „ abandon his nuclear arsenal, which is thought to be closing in on the ability to accurately target any part of the con-tinental United States.There are things that the United States wants us to convey to North Korea, and on the other side there are also things that North Korea wants us to convey to the United States,Ž Moon said at a press center in Seoul where reporters had watched parts of his summit with Kim on huge video screens that occasionally showed live streams from Pyongyang. I will faithfully serve that role when I meet President Trump to facilitate dialogue between North Korea and the United States.ŽMoon, who set up the Singapore summit and is eager for another to happen, also told report-ers that hell convey to Trump his and Kims desire to get a declaration on ending the Korean War by the end of this year. The war still technically con-tinues because it ended in 1953 with a cease-fire, not a peace treaty. An end-of-war declaration would be the first step toward an eventual formal peace treaty, but the United States is wary about sign-ing off on something that could result in Kim push-ing for the removal of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to deter the North.Earlier Thursday, Kim and Moon took to the road for the final day of their summit, hiking to the peak of Mount Paektu, which is consid-ered sacred in the North, their hands clasped and raised in a pose of triumph. Their trip to the mountain on the North Korean-Chinese border, and the striking photoop that will resonate in both Koreas, followed the announcement of wideranging agreements on Wednesday that they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.However, their premier accord on the issue that most worries the world „ the Norths pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles „ contained a big condition: Kim stated that he would permanently dismantle North Koreas main nuclear facility only if the United States takes unspecified correspond-ing measures.Chairman Kim Jong Un has again and again affirmed his commitment to denuclearization,Ž Moon said after returning to Seoul. He expressed his wish to finish a complete denuclearization as soon as possible and focus on economic development.ŽMoon said North Koreas agreement to allow international experts to observe a per-manentŽ dismantling of a missile engine test site and launch pad was the same thing as a commitment to verifiably and irreversiblyŽ demolish those facilities.Moon to carry message from Kim to TrumpSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, Thursday on Mount Paektu in North Korea. [PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP] By Renata Brito and Aritz ParraThe Associated PressSANT JOAN DE VILA-TORRADA, Spain „ A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan indepen-dence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.The distance makes it hard to recognize the faces of the Catalan activ-ists and politicians jailed in the Lledoners peni-tentiary while they await trial for their involvement in a banned independence referendum last year in Catalonia. But inmates and supporters make a quick connection.Shouts of Freedom!Ž and We want you home!Ž from outside are met with We want to be out!Ž coming from the prison. And joy erupts when the unofficial Catalan flag embraced by secessionists, the estelada,Ž appears through the bars of a cell window.Im convinced that the energy we send them from here helps them,Ž said Quima Albalate a 58-year-old nurse who joins her son for twice-a-week picnics of solidarity in these quiet hills of rural Catalonia. Jailed Catalan separat-ists, together with those who fled abroad to avoid prosecution by Spain, have become an emotional symbol of what many perceive as Spains heavy-handed attempt to crush the independence movement in Catalonia. They are also a key stumbling block in nego-tiations trying to find a way out of the political deadlock, Spains worst constitutional crisis in decades.Their absence casts a shadow over Thursdays commemorations of the year since Spanish police began searching government buildings in Barcelona and arresting Catalan officials.Several thousand people, including Catalan regional president Quim Torra, turned out for a protest Thursday night in Barcelona to mark those events, which helped to fire up the latest secessionist push in a region where many have long sought to break away from Spain. Protesters shouted for the jailed activists to be released from prison.Nine of the separatists remain in preventive jail on preliminary charges of rebellion and abuse of power. Seven are in Lledoners, including prominent activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who drew tens of thousands to the streets one year ago to protest police searches ahead of Catalonias banned Oct. 1, 2017 referendum on independence. Former regional ministers Oriol Junqueras and Jordi Turull are also here.The latters wife, Blanca Bragulat, stood this week outside the prisons walled perimeter and put her husband on speaker-phone for supporters.Were OK, we are strong,Ž Turull said, replying to questions by friends and relatives who applauded when they heard his voice.Holding Catalan independence flags and wearing yellow t-shirts and ribbons „ ubiquitous symbols of support for those they consider to be political prison-ers „ these families have been setting up the picnic tables twice a week ever since the inmates were transferred from prisons near Madrid to this facility 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Barcelona.Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with SpainPro-independence people carry chairs and a picnic basket as they arrive at a “ eld overlooking the Lledoners prison, Tuesday in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 30 miles away from Barcelona, Spain. [EMILIO MORENATTI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 7 | Friday, September 21, 2018 A7By Seth BorensteinThe Associated PressOXFORD, Pa. „ A staple of summer „ swarms of bugs „ seems to be a thing of the past. And thats got scientists worried.Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer „ native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies „ appear to be less abundant.Scientists think something is amiss, but they cant be certain: In the past, they didnt systematically count the population of flying insects, so they cant make a proper comparison to today. Nevertheless, theyre pretty sure across the globe there are fewer insects that are crucial to as much as 80 percent of what we eat.Yes, some insects are pests. But they also polli-nate plants, are a key link in the food chain and help decompose life.You have total ecosystem collapse if you lose your insects. How much worse can it get than that?Ž said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. If they disappeared, the world would start to rot.ŽHe noted Harvard biol-ogist E.O. Wilson once called bugs: The little things that run the world.ŽThe 89-year-old Wilson recalled that he once frol-icked in a Washington alive with insects, especially butterflies.Ž Now, the flying insects are virtually gone.ŽIt hit home last year when he drove from sub-urban Boston to Vermont and decided to count how many bugs hit his wind-shield. The result: A single moth. Windshield testThe un-scientific experiment is called the windshield test. Wilson recommends everyday people do it themselves to see. Baby Boomers will probably notice the differ-ence, Tallamy said.Several scientists have conducted their own tests with windshields, car grilles and headlights, and most notice few squashed bugs. Researchers are quick to point out that such exercises arent good scientific experiments, since they dont include control groups or make comparisons with past results. (Todays cars also are more aerodynamic, so bugs are more likely to slip past them and live to buzz about it.)Still, there are signs of decline. Research has shown dwindling individual species in specific places, including lightning bugs, moths and bumble-bees. One study estimated a 14 percent decline in ladybugs in the United States and Canada from 1987 to 2006. University of Florida urban entomol-ogist Philip Koehler said hes seen a recent decrease in lovebugs „ insects that fly connected and coated Floridas windshields in the 1970s and 1980s. This year, he said, was kind of disappointing, I thought.ŽUniversity of Nevada, Reno, researcher Lee Dyer and his colleagues have been looking at insects at the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica since 1991. Theres a big insect trap sheet under black light that decades ago would be covered with bugs. Now, theres no insects on that sheet,Ž he said.But theres not much research looking at all flying insects in big areas.Scientists fear non-pest insects are decliningA Coccinellidae, more commonly known as a ladybug or ladybird beetle, rests on the petals of a rose in Portland, Ore. A study estimates a 14 percent decline in ladybugs in the United States and Canada from 1987 to 2006. [DON RYAN/FILE /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Riley GriffinBloombergHaunted by costly degrees and insurmountable student debt, American college students now spend more time working paid jobs than in lectures, the library or studying at home.The vast majority of current students-85 percent-work while enrolled, according to an HSBC survey published Thursday. Students spend an average of 4.2 hours a day working paid jobs, which is more than double the time they spend in the library, nearly two hours more than they spend in class and 1.4 hours more time than they spend studying at home.The economics of the debt crisis have become a major distraction to stu-dents education,Ž said John Hupalo, founder and chief executive officer of Invite Education, an education financial planner. Students first priority should be to get value out of their education, not squeezing out hours at a job in order to make money to sustain that education.ŽThe HSBC study was conducted by Ipsos MORI, which surveyed 1,507 students aged 18 to 34 currently enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs and 10,478 parents with at least one child aged 23 or younger currently enrolled at a university. The survey sample was drawn from nationally representative online panels in 15 countries and territories from March to April 2018.The United States spends more per college student than nearly every country in the world, according to a September report from the Organization for Eco-nomic Cooperation and Development. And the cost of tuition is at an all-time high, bringing with it the highest rate of student loan debt in history.Student loans are now the second-largest category of U.S. household debt, topping nearly $1.4 trillion, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. The burden is even larger for younger Americans with entry-level wages and salaries. Student loans currently make up 40 percent of all millen-nial debt.Students tend to rack up personal debt as well, spending an average of $4,321 to pay back credit cards, personal loans and student debt over the course of their degree. Thats nearly $1,000 more than they spend on academic books over the same period, according to the HSBC report.American students are also responsible for funding a larger portion of their expenses than students elsewhere in the world. American parents fund an average of $17,314 on tuition fees, accom-modation and other bills, but students spend nearly $100,000 while earning a college degree. That leaves a funding gap of more than $80,000.US college students spend more time at jobs than going to class


A8 Friday, September 21, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MS AMJJA 2,840 2,900 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,930.75 Change: 22.80 (0.8%) 10 DAYS 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 MS AMJJA 25,720 26,220 26,720 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,656.98 Change: 251.22 (1.0%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1907 Declined 898 New Highs 79 New Lows 79 Vol. (in mil.) 3,283 Pvs. Volume 3,181 2,211 2,073 2112 768 82 47 NYSE NASDDOW 26697.49 26519.39 26656.98 +251.22 +0.95% +7.84% DOW Trans. 11596.59 11507.16 11517.38 +3.72 +0.03% +8.53% DOW Util. 725.39 715.44 724.76 +1.73 +0.24% +0.19% NYSE Comp. 13238.75 13173.71 13225.11 +103.14 +0.79% +3.25% NASDAQ 8039.06 7986.40 8028.23 +78.19 +0.98% +16.29% S&P 500 2934.80 2919.73 2930.75 +22.80 +0.78% +9.62% S&P 400 2046.54 2034.69 2045.20 +14.94 +0.74% +7.61% Wilshire 5000 30500.43 30359.14 30462.29 +229.94 +0.76% +9.60% Russell 2000 1720.21 1704.71 1720.18 +17.25 +1.01% +12.03% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Brown & Brown BRO 22.66 31.55 30.40 ... ... t s s ... +30.8 28 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.64 +.68 +1.5 s s s +1.7 +3.3 88 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 37.81 +.49 +1.3 s s s -5.2 +1.9 18 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.55 120.93 116.45 -1.44 -1.2 t s s +21.3 +44.7 24 3.00 Disney DIS 96.80 117.90 111.62 +1.83 +1.7 s t s +3.8 +13.3 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.21 12.46 -.40 -3.1 t t t -28.7 -44.9 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.37 +.10 +0.2 t t s -25.2 -16.5 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 126.97 170.54 162.66 -2.86 -1.7 t s s +14.8 +28.3 29 2.74f Home Depot HD 157.16 215.43 211.06 -.62 -0.3 s s s +11.4 +36.8 27 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 151.15 +2.09 +1.4 s s s -1.5 +7.5 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 116.50 116.70 +.44 +0.4 s s s +25.6 +52.2 24 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.20 +.70 +3.1 s t t +25.4 +17.1 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 169.27 +.10 +0.1 t t s +8.4 +17.3 12 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 115.22 +1.45 +1.3 s s s -3.9 +2.4 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 55.04 75.08 70.93 +1.25 +1.8 s t s +9.8 +27.4 13 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 95.75 +.51 +0.5 s s s -3.0 +21.6 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 28.49 +.21 +0.7 s s s -2.3 -9.7 36 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 S&P 500 gets new look as it moves around some key companiesBy Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Its almost moving day on the stock market.The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty com-panies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home.The most notable change will occur with the telecommunications group, currently the smallest piece of the market. It gets reinvented as communication services and grows from three to 19 companies, adding some key names from the technology and the con-sumer discretionary sectors.The S&Ps changes reflect the way the communications and media industries have evolved. AT&T and Verizon were once known as phone companies, but theyre now media companies as well: AT&T just bought Time Warner, the parent of HBO and Warner Bros. movie studio, and Comcast bought NBCUniversal in 2013. Streaming services were a big reason for the telecom industrys shift, and now those companies will be in the same part of the market as Netflix.The S&P index itself will still be made up of the same 500 companies, but the moves could change how investors think about them and how they approach the market. Analysts will help shape those views as they publish research on the new sector.The stock market could become a bit more volatile since many ETFs and funds offer products that track the S&P 500s sectors. Theyll make trades to match the changes in the S&P 500.The three companies in the telecom group right now are AT&T, Verizon, and their smaller peer Cen-turyLink. Next week theyll be joined the new sector by some broadcasting and media companies, video game publishers and social media companies. Alphabet and Facebook are the most notable additions „ their combined value of about $1.25 trillion will account for about half of the new sec-tors total value.The old telecommunications sector has been considered a safe bet because AT&T and Verizon pay big dividends and their stocks tend to do well when the broader market declines. The new sector looks a bit riskier.Stock shu eBy Alex VeigaThe Associated PressWall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January.The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, also hit a new high, eclipsing the peak it reached last month.Technology stocks, banks and health care companies accounted for much of the broad rally. Energy companies declined along with crude oil prices.A weaker dollar, which helps U.S. exporters, and a mix of mostly encouraging economic reports helped put investors in a buying mood, a turnaround from earlier in the week when the U.S. and China each announced a new round of tariffs on each others goods, triggering a sell-off.Some of the economic data that came out today continued to show strength,Ž said Lindsey Bell, an investment strategist with CFRA. Given the strength in the economy, backed by the stimulus from tax reform as well as just fiscal stimulus in general, that should be able to offset some of the impact that were going to get from tariffs as we go into the end of the year.ŽThe S&P 500 index rose 22.80 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,930.75. The Dow gained 251.22 points, or 1 percent, to 26,656.98. The Nasdaq com-posite climbed 78.19 points, or 1 percent, to 8,028.23. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 17.25 points, or 1 percent, to 1,720.18.The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are on track to end the week with a gain.Dow tops all-time high from January

PAGE 9 | Friday, September 21, 2018 A9HAVE 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 President Donald Trump has demanded the immediate declassification of portions of an order allowing the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, text-message records from several of Trump's chief whipping boys at the FBI and interview records with Bruce Ohr, a senior Justice Department official. The White House and the president's enablers in Congress claim the release is about transparency and exposing corruption in law enforcement. The real goal is obvious: dredge up more "evidence" that the Russia investigation is the witch hunt Trump insists it is and that senior Justice Department officials have conspired against him. Aside from the obvious abuse of presidential power in a matter implicating himself, and his continuing shredding of norms essential to law enforcement, there is a likely flaw in Trump's strategy: If experience is any guide, the new material will do more to undercut rather than advance the narrative about an anti-Trump conspiracy at the FBI. That is what happened when Trump forced the release of the application in which federal officials asked for permission to surveil Page. House Republicans insisted it showed that judges had been misled about the source of some of the information in the application; in fact, it showed that the judges had been told that the source was biased. No matter to Trump and his spinners. Then, as now, they pick out and warp individual bits to suit their version of the Russia story, the one that trashes people who have devoted their lives to serving the country and that erodes faith in federal law enforcement. One such victim is Ohr, whose mistreatment at the hands of the president has been particularly nasty. The Justice Department official interacted with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who, during the 2016 campaign, created a dossier of allegations against Trump. The dossier, and whatever else Steele was hearing from his network of sources, was of legitimate concern to the FBI. Yet Trump has threatened to revoke Ohr's security clearance and appears determined to publicly humiliate him. It is depressingly ironic that Trump, a man who won the presidency, in part, by inflating a story about how Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, could not handle sensitive information, is in turn abusing his declassification authority. "There are very good reasons that some of these documents were so restricted that very few members [of Congress] ever had access to them," a spokesperson for Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who has reviewed the documents, told us. "If released unredacted or insufficiently redacted, the documents would clearly identify sources and methods and potentially put the lives of individuals who have helped the United States at risk." As Trump has conspired with House Republicans to distract and mislead, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has stood by. His failure to stand up to Trump and the Trumpists in the House when the country needed a person with spine will define his legacy. The Washington PostANOTHER OPINIONAn obvious abuse of power ANOTHER OPINION Writer misses the mark with Nazi comparison Choice Edwards Sept. 17 column making a reasonable appeal to memorialize Mabel Norris Reese was terribly stained by his viciously ignorant slandering of Confederate leaders, such as General Edmund Kirby Smith. What a contrast between the generous and unitive proposal of Leslie Campione and Edwards outrageous equating of Smith and, by implication, all Confederate leaders to monstrous Nazi executioners like Heinrich Himmler and butchers like Osama bin Laden. To plead the moral side of historyŽ while sliming a historic leader not here to defend himself is hypocrisy of the lowest order. Smith graduated from and taught at West Point. He fought for the U.S. in the Mexican War and against the Comanches, where he was wounded in service. When the newly seceded state of Texas demanded the U.S. fort he commanded, he refused and offered to fight in its defense. But when newly inaugurated President Abraham Lincoln appeared determined to prevent the peaceful withdrawal of the seceding states, Smith decided, with most other West Point men from the South, to defend his homeland. To Choice Edwards, these patriotic men were equal to Nazis, Jihadist murderers and lowlifes, such as Sheriff Willis McCall. Perhaps Edwards is truly incapable of understanding the difference. Hopefully most of us are more knowledgeable and fair-minded.John A. Renick, Grand Island Commissioners arent concerned about Lake residents This is a letter to the Lake County Commissioners with regard to the installation of the statue of a Confederate soldier in the Lake County Historical Society Museum Building. I am sitting at my desk with a copy of two documents: (1) By-Laws of the Lake County Historical Society, amended and dated Oct. 12, 2011, and an agreement between Lake County and the Lake County Historical Society signed by the Board on July 10, 2010, providing for the use of the building as a historical museum, in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Both documents describe the purpose of the museum, which is to secure ... material pertaining to the history of Lake County, Florida, including history of the territory now within the political boundaries of Lake County.Ž My question for the Board: In light of the language describing the purpose of the museum, which to secure ... material pertaining to the history of Lake County, Florida, including history of the territory now within the political boundaries of Lake County,Ž how does this Board justify this acquisition? In addition, how do you justify thwarting the will of the people by acquiring this statue? Many Confederate statues were designed and constructed during the Jim Crow era, which was a period of extremely unjust and egregious treatment of African Americans in the South. So, this is just one more action proving this county is not concerned with the will of its people, especially African-Americans who reside in Lake County. Your constituents await your response.Barbara Hill, EustisLETTERS TO THE EDITORIts another sad summation of this nations political state that an unprovable, 36-year-old, last-minute sexual allegation just could keep the Supreme Court from decades of reestablishing constitutional faithfulness we so badly need. But there you have it, and what you also have is moral chest-thumping on the side pulling this off just as it comes up with a frighteningly ruinous tactic. Were talking, of course, about calling for an FBI investigation into an allegation from Christine Blasey Ford. A 51-year-old college professor, she says that, when she was 15, a drunken, 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh got on top of her, felt her body, tried to take off her clothes and put his hand over her mouth before she escaped to a bathroom and locked the door. But she did not tell anyone about it until six years ago and does not know exactly where or when it happened. Psychologists tell us it is not all that rare for people to get something like this entirely wrong, and the only witness says the story is untrue. So does Kavanaugh, and coming to his defense are 65 women who knew him in his high school days and say he was one highly reputable guy. Think about that for a minute. How many men could count on 65 women putting a halo around their teen years? It hardly stops there because numbers of women who have worked for and with Kavanaugh have spoken up about his decency and integrity, and then we arrive at another matter. Kavanaugh is someone who believes in rule of law, in the court abiding by credible interpretations of what the Constitution says instead of obtuse legalese expressing subjective judgments about what it should say. What we get with that line of thought is a betrayed republic and an oligarchy of appointed, unaccountable justices taking the place of legislatures. Kavanaugh, who could give the court a constitutionalist majority, performed brilliantly in a clownish hearing and even made it clear he does not think Roe v. Wade should be scuttled, a foremost concern of Democratic senators. But then came a particular Democratic senator, Dianne Feinstein, releasing an anonymous letter she had received six weeks earlier. It was written by Ford, who then reached out to the Washington Post, which identified her in a story after an interview. Republicans said she could speak at a hearing. Ford, a Democrat, hired fiercely feminist lawyers and one of them along with crass Democratic opportunists called for this FBI investigation. The FBI has already checked Kavanaugh out a half dozen times; this goes beyond its duties and there is almost surely no way to verify the charge at this point. A probe could also take months during which President Donald Trump would have to come up with another nominee and Democrats might slow things down and take control of the Senate in the midterms, erasing chances of reform. Kavanaugh just may have already lost enough votes to count him out, even though some of what we are seeing is little short of madness. If some citizen can come out of the blue with a decades-old allegation and no evidence and have everything come to a halt in a nomination, whats to stop dozens from doing this in the years to come? We already have a Democratic senator, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, saying men should all shut upŽ and women should all be believed and it almost seems this bigotry has become the new, hallowed way of things. None of this means that Ford herself should be treated with disrespect. She does indeed seem a victim of terrible hurt. It does mean our political process should not give way to political machinations threatening the substance of our republic. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONAttacking both Kavanaugh and the republic OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Jay Ambrose


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PAGE 11 | Friday, September 21, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 IN SATURDAYS E-EDITIONCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PREVIEWFor our loyal subscribers, 8 pages of additional coverage to get you ready for game day By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comBlayne Romanos first start at quarterback for Eustis High School accomplished a number of things.He showed the Panther Nation they are set under center for the next three-plus seasons after the freshman signal-caller led Eustis to a come-from-behind win last week against Tavares.It was also therapeutic for his older brother, who has shaken off the pain and anguish of a season„ and career-ending injury by making sure his younger sib-ling understands the nuances of the position.Hes another coach for me, not just a brother,Ž Blayne Romano said about older brother, Tanner Romano. Tanner, a senior, began the season as Eustis starting quarterback, but an injury to his left „ non-throwing „ shoulder suffered in Week 2 against Leesburg ended his season ƒ and his playing career.Since then Tanner has, in essence, become a quarter-back coach for Blayne.Tanner is always right there when I come off the field,Ž Blayne said. He tells me what he sees and what Im doing right and wrong. He also calms me down, especially after I make a mistake on the field, and hell even get on me if thats what I need.Nothing is better than having Tanner on the sidelines when I come off the field.ŽAgainst Tavares „ one of the Panthers biggest rivals „ Blayne showed how well he learned the lessons his brother Brotherly bond pays o for EustisQuarterback Blayne Romano gets help from older brotherEustis Blayne Romano (14) looks for a receiver during a game against Tavares in Tavares on Sept. 14. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See EUSTIS, B3Todays gameWHAT: Mount Dora vs. Eustis WHERE: Panther Den, Eustis WHEN: 7 p.m. By Steven WineAssociated PressDAVIE „ Ndamukong Suh's not laughing at the Miami Dol-phins' front four anymore.The five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle poked fun at his former team's run defense on Instagram during the exhibi-tion season. But after two games „ both wins „ the run defense appears better without Suh.Miami is allowing 3.3 yards per rush, which ranks third in the NFL. That's a big improve-ment over last year's average of 4.1, which ranked 16th.And while the pass rush has totaled only three sacks, Miami has mustered enough pressure to force five interceptions, which is tied for the league lead entering Sunday's game against Oakland.It has been a collective effort to replace Suh, with all nine defensive linemen on the roster seeing significant playing time."Those guys have done a good job," coach Adam Gase said Wednesday. "They're doing well as a unit. I love the fact that they're all contributing."In last week's win at the Jets, eight defensive linemen had at least one tackle. The ninth „ Charles Harris „ had a sack negated by penalty.The front four totaled 21 tack-les, including nine for losses."We're just trying to be great," said tackle Davon Godchaux, who had six tackles. That's a total Suh reached only once last year.When asked if the Dolphins miss Suh, Godchaux responded with laughter."Y'all are going to give me a Dolphins arent missing Suh on lineSee DOLPHINS, B6Tavares Halee Compton (4) spikes the ball against Wildwood on Thursday in Wildwood. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comWILDWOOD „ After seven years as Tavares volleyball coach, April Smith has been through the rebuilding process before.Like most public schools, she is largely at the mercy of the talent level that exists in the Bulldogs student body.She knows better than to panic or try to force things that arent there. Instead, Smith takes the players she has at her disposal and teaches the game as best she can.And so far, shes cautiously optimistic about the Bulldogs latest rebuild.The biggest thing is that you always hope to have enough freshmen to fill the holes left by the seniors who graduated,Ž Smith said on Thursday as she watched her team get loose before playing Wildwood.So far, everything is going OK. We lost eight seniors from last years team and we only have three „ and one junior „ on this years roster. Were lucky that one of our seniors is a great setter (Deana McDuffie) and having her has really helped us.Next year, after she gradu-ates, those will be some really hard shoes to fill.ŽTavares is coming off one of the most successful two-year runs in school history. The Bulldogs were 17-12 in 2016 and 14-10 last year.In both seasons, Tavares was among the top public-school teams in Class 6A-District 13, but could not overcome the talent level at private school Learning to yTavares volleyball team grows in rebuilding yearSee TAVARES, B3 By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressATLANTA „ The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship. It was no coincidence.Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and caused the biggest cheer of a sun-baked Thurs-day afternoon by making an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler.It was the second time in as many FedEx Cup playoff events that Woods was tied for the 18-hole lead. He shot a 62 at Aronimink in the opening round of the BMW Championship two weeks ago on a rain-soaked course that allowed just about everyone to go low.This felt even better on a dry, tougher East Lake course.This was by far better than the 62 at Aronimink,Ž Woods said. Conditions Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of leadTiger Woods reacts as he makes a eagle putt on the 18th green during the “ rst round of the Tour Championship Thursday in Atlanta. [JOHN AMIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See GOLF, B6


B2 Friday, September 21, 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 TVAUTO RACING 11:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Federated Auto Parts 400, practice, at Richmond, Va. 1:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Federated Auto Parts 400, “ nal practice, at Richmond, Va. 2:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, K&N Pro Series West, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Go Bowling 250, qualifying, at Richmond, Va. 6 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Federated Auto Parts 400, qualifying, at Richmond, Va. 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Go Bowling 250, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 9:45 p.m. SHO „ Jon Fernandez vs. OShaquie Foster, super featherweights; Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Carlos Ramos, featherweights; Wesley Ferrer vs. Steven Ortiz, lightweights; James Wilkins vs. Misael Lopez, junior lightweights, at Shawnee, Okla. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ FAU at UCF ESPNU „ Harvard at Brown 9 p.m. FS1 „ Penn St. at Illinois 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ Washington St. at Southern Cal DRAG RACING 7 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, qualifying, at Madison, Ill. EQUESTRIAN 11:30 p.m. NBCSN „ FEI World Equestrian Games, Jumping Team Medals, at Mill Spring, N.C. (same-day tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, second round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 10 a.m. GOLF „ Tour, Tour Championship, second round, at Atlantic Beach, Fla. 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Tour Championship, second round, at Atlanta 6 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Sanford International, “ rst round, at Sioux Falls, S.D. MLB BASEBALL 4 p.m. MLB „ Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Boston at Cleveland SUN „ Tampa Bay at Toronto FS-Florida „ Cincinnati at Miami 7:30 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Philadelphia at Atlanta OR San Francisco at St. Louis (8 p.m.) SOCCER 2:20 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Stuttgart vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf SPORTS BRIEFS 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 3 Thursdays GameN.Y. Jets at Cleveland, lateSunday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s GamePittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m.WEEK 3 Thursday, Sept. 27Minnesota at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 30Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Oct. 1Kansas City at Denver, 8:15 p.m. Open: Washington, CarolinaNFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation):SundayNEW ORLEANS at ATLANTA „ SAINTS: DNP: DT Tyeler Davison (foot), WR Tommylee Lewis (knee), LB Manti Teo (knee). LIMITED: OT Terron Armstead (knee), WR Ted Ginn (knee), OT Andrus Peat (ankle). FALCONS: DNP: RB Devonta Freeman (knee), WR Julio Jones (calf), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), DE Derrick Shelby (groin). LIMITED: WR Russell Gage (knee), G Ben Garland (calf), LB Corey Nelson (calf). FULL: CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle). BUFFALO at MINNESOTA „ BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (not injury related), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring), DT Kyle Williams (not injury related). LIMITED: WR Kelvin Benjamin (hip), CB Phillip Gaines (elbow), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder), RB Taiwan Jones (head), WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (rib). VIKINGS: DNP: RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), DE Everson Griffen (knee), OT Rashod Hill (foot), TE David Morgan (knee), CB Marcus Sherels (ribs). FULL: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle, thumb), C Pat El” ein (ankle/shoulder), CB Holton Hill (ankle), P Matt Wile (wrist). DENVER at BALTIMORE „ BRONCOS: DNP: CB Adam Jones (thigh), QB Case Keenum (knee), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), OT Jared Veldheer (concussion). FULL: LB Shane Ray (wrist), CB Bradley Roby (wrist). RAVENS: DNP: RB Alex Collins (illness), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot), LB C.J. Mosley (knee), DT Michael Pierce (foot). LIMITED: LB Matt Judon (hamstring), OT Ronnie Stanley (elbow). INDIANAPOLIS at PHILADELPHIA „ COLTS: DNP: DT Denico Autry (ankle), OT Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), TE Jack Doyle (hip), S Clayton Geathers (knee/elbow), WR T.Y. Hilton (quadricep), RB Marlon Mack (foot/hamstring), DT Hassan Ridgeway (calf), CB Quincy Wilson (concussion). LIMITED: OT Denzelle Good (knee/wrist), CB Chris Milton (concussion). EAGLES: DNP: RB Jay Ajayi (back), LB D.J. Alexander (knee), LB Nathan Gerry (groin), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). LIMITED: WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), OT Jason Peters (quadricep). FULL: QB Carson Wentz (knee). CINCINNATI at CAROLINA „ BENGALS: DNP: RB Joe Mixon (knee), C Billy Price (foot). LIMITED: RB Giovani Bernard (knee), LB Preston Brown (ankle), DE Michael Johnson (knee), CB Tony McRae (knee). FULL: WR Cody Core (back), TE Tyler Eifert (back). PANTHERS: DNP: CB Donte Jackson (groin), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness), S DaNorris Searcy (concussion), G Trai Turner (concussion). LIMITED: WR Damiere Byrd (knee). SAN FRANCISCO at KANSAS CITY „ 49ERS : Practice not complete. CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), DE Chris Jones (groin). LIMITED: LB Ben Niemann (hamstring). FULL: G Cameron Erving (knee), CB Kendall Fuller (hand), DE Jarvis Jenkins (elbow), LB Reggie Ragland (shoulder/knee). GREEN BAY at WASHINGTON „ PACKERS: DNP: CB Kevin King (groin), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). LIMITED: CB Davon House (biceps), S Josh Jones (ankle). FULL: LB Oren Burks (shoulder). REDSKINS: DNP: S Troy Apke (hamstring), LB Zach Brown (oblique). LIMITED: WR Paul Richardson Jr. (shoulder/knee), G Brandon Scherff (knee), OT Trent Williams (knee). FULL: LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (elbow), WR Maurice Harris (concussion), G Shawn Lauvao (calf), QB Colt McCoy (right thumb), OT Morgan Moses (knee). OAKLAND at MIAMI „ RAIDERS: Practice not complete. DOLPHINS: DNP: WR Danny Amendola (not injury related), S Reshad Jones (shoulder). LIMITED: LS John Denney (shoulder), DT Jordan Phillips (knee). FULL: RB Kenyan Drake (abdomen), DE William Hayes (“ nger), WR DeVante Parker (“ nger), QB Ryan Tannehill (knee/ankle). TENNESSEE at JACKSONVILLE „ TITANS: DNP: RB David Fluellen (groin), OT Dennis Kelly (illness). LIMITED: OT Jack Conklin (knee), RB Derrick Henry (back), OT Taylor Lewan (concussion), S Kendrick Lewis (foot), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow), TE Luke Stocker (calf). JAGUARS: DNP: C Brandon Linder (knee), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle), RB Brandon Wilds (illness), RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle). LIMITED: G A.J. Cann (triceps), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), OT Jermey Parnell (knee). L.A. CHARGERS at L.A. RAMS „ CHARGERS: Practice not complete. RAMS: Practice not complete. CHICAGO at ARIZONA „ BEARS: LIMITED: S DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm). CARDINALS: DNP: WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), DT Olsen Pierre (toe). LIMITED: QB Sam Bradford (not injury related), S Rudy Ford (ankle), G Mike Iupati (chest), DT Robert Nk emdiche (foot), OT Andre Smith (elbow). FULL: OT Korey Cunningham (thumb), DE Markus Golden (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles). DALLAS at SEATTLE „ COWBOYS: DNP: DT Maliek Collins (knee), C Travis Frederick (illness), LB Sean Lee (hamstring). LIMITED: S Xavier Woods (hamstring). FULL: S Kavon Frazier (shoulder), DE Randy Gregory (concussion), DT Datone Jones (knee), DT Daniel Ross (wrist). SEAHAWKS: Practice not complete. N.Y. GIANTS at HOUSTON „ GIANTS: DNP: CB Eli Apple (groin), LB Connor Barwin (knee), LB Olivier Vernon (ankle). LIMITED: WR Kaelin Clay (ankle), TE Evan Engram (ankle). TEXANS: LIMITED: DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney (back), WR Sammie Coates Jr. (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR Will Fuller V (hamstring), TE Ryan Grif“ n (hip), WR DeAndreHopkins (thumb/ ankle), CB Kayvon Webster (Achilles). FULL: CB Johnson Bademosi (knee), DE Christian Covington (thigh/knee), OLB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), S Kareem Jackson (ankle), OLB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), T Martinas Rankin (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (knee). NEW ENGLAND at DETROIT „ PATRIOTS: DNP: S Patrick Chung (concussion), DE Trey Flowers (concussion). LIMITED: OT Marcus Cannon (calf), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (hip), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), CB Eric Rowe (gr oin). FULL: RB Sony Michel (knee), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (“ nger). LIONS: DNP: OL Andrew Donnal (knee), CB Darius Slay (concussion). LIMITED: CB Jamal Agnew (shoulder), DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), G T.J. Lang (back). GOLF PGA TOURTOUR CHAMPIONSHIPThursdays leaders at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,346; Par: 70 (35-35)First RoundRickie Fowler 33-32„65 Tiger Woods 34-31„65 Gary Woodland 33-33„66 Justin Rose 33-33„66 Rory McIlroy 32-35„67 Justin Thomas 36-31„67 Tony Finau 33-34„67 Paul Casey 33-35„68 Jon Rahm 35-33„68 Xander Schauffele 35-33„68 Jason Day 35-33„68 Kyle Stanley 35-34„69 Tommy Fleetwood 33-36„69 Webb Simpson 34-35„69 Brooks Koepka 33-36„69 Dustin Johnson 38-31„69 Aaron Wise 36-34„70 Francesco Molinari 36-34„70 Cameron Smith 35-35„70 Bubba Watson 36-34„70 Patton Kizzire 38-33„71 Patrick Cantlay 37-34„71 Billy Horschel 35-36„71 Bryson DeChambeau 39-32„71 Hideki Matsuyama 35-37„72 Kevin Na 38-34„72 Patrick Reed 36-36„72 Marc Leishman 37-36„73 Phil Mickelson 40-33„73 Keegan Bradley 36-37„73EUROPEAN TOURPORTUGAL MASTERSThursdays leaders at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Club, Vilamoura, Portugal Purse: $2.35 million. Yardage: 7,146; Par: 71First RoundLucas Herbert, France 63 Matt Wallace, England 64 Eddie Pepperell, England 64 Shane Lowry, Ireland 64 Li Haotong, China 65 Renato Paratore, Italy 66 Kim Koivu, Finland 66 Sergio Garcia, Spain 66 Jason Scrivener, Australia 66 Mikko Korhonen, Finland 66 Adrien Saddier, France 66 Gian-Marco Petrozzi, England 66 Ashley Chesters, England 66 Raphael Jacquelin, France 66 David Howell, England 66AlsoDavid Lipsky, United States 69 Hunter Stewart, United States 70 Daniel Im, United States 71 Paul Peterson, United States 71 Chase Koepka, United States 75WEB.COM TOURWEB.COM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPThursdays leaders at Atlantic Beach Country Club, Atlantic Beach, Fla. Purse: $1 million. Yardage: 6,849; Par: 71 (35-36)First RoundChris Paisley 31-30„61 Ben Silverman 32-31„63 Cameron Tringale 33-30„63 Nicholas Lindheim 31-33„64 Matt Every 31-33„64 Lucas Glover 32-32„64 Trevor Cone 32-32„64 Denny McCarthy 31-33„64 Ben Crane 32-32„64 Carlos Ortiz 35-29„64 Jos de Jess Rodrguez 31-33„64 Brett Drewitt 31-34„65 Adam Svensson 31-34„65 Roger Sloan 32-33„65 David Skinns 33-32„65 Dylan Frittelli 31-34„65 Sepp Straka 31-34„65 Michael Thompson 32-34„66 Ben Kohles 33-33„66 Chase Wright 34-32„66 Kramer Hickok 30-36„66 Cameron Davis 32-34„66 John Merrick 34-32„66 Jim Knous 31-36„67 Sebastian Cappelen 32-35„67 Chase Seiffert 34-33„67 Dylan Meyer 32-35„67 Kevin Dougherty 35-32„67 Josh Teater 36-31„67 Chad Campbell 33-34„67 Michael Arnaud 36-31„67 Brett Stegmaier 33-34„67 Andres Romero 30-37„67 Wes Roach 36-31„67 Henrik Norlander 34-33„67 Curtis Luck 33-34„67 Robert Streb 33-34„67 Adam Schenk 32-35„67 Conrad Shindler 35-33„68 Aaron Baddeley 31-37„68 Fabin Gmez 34-34„68 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 34-34„68 David Lingmerth 34-34„68 Seth Reeves 36-32„68 Shawn Stefani 33-35„68 Willy Wilcox 33-35„68 Justin Lower 35-33„68 Mark Anderson 36-32„68 Dan McCarthy 36-32„68 Julian Suri 33-35„68 Erik Compton 32-36„68 Mark Hubbard 34-34„68 Stephan Jaeger 36-32„68 Derek Ernst 35-33„68 Adam Long 35-33„68 Lanto Grif“ n 35-34„69 Ricky Barnes 32-37„69 Billy Kennerly 34-35„69 Bhavik Patel 34-35„69 Eric Axley 33-36„69 Roberto Daz 33-36„69 Vince Covello 36-33„69 Blayne Barber 36-33„69 Dominic Bozzelli 33-36„69 Brian Campbell 33-36„69 Rico Hoey 31-38„69 J.J. Henry 34-35„69 Ryan Yip 33-36„69 Wyndham Clark 34-35„69 John Senden 34-35„69 Scott Langley 34-35„69 John Oda 36-33„69 Edward Loar 33-36„69 Brad Hop“ nger 32-37„69 David Hearn 34-36„70 Rob Oppenheim 32-38„70 Talor Gooch 34-36„70 Hank Lebioda 37-33„70 Brady Schnell 37-33„70 Steven Ihm 33-37„70 Max Rottluff 39-31„70 Martin Trainer 36-34„70 Ethan Tracy 36-34„70 Justin Hueber 37-34„71 Joseph Bramlett 36-35„71 Zac Blair 33-38„71 Bo Hoag 37-34„71 Scott Pinckney 36-35„71 Christian Brand 36-35„71 Cameron Percy 36-35„71 Cameron Champ 35-36„71 Tyrone Van Aswegen 35-36„71 John Peterson 34-37„71 Michael Johnson 34-37„71 Parker McLachlin 34-37„71 Kyle Jones 35-37„72 Nate Lashley 36-36„72 Rafael Campos 36-36„72 Robby Shelton 35-37„72 Julin Etulain 35-37„72 Jonathan Byrd 39-33„72 Chris Thompson 33-39„72 Anders Albertson 35-37„72 Martin Flores 38-34„72 Steve Wheatcroft 35-38„73 Robert Garrigus 38-35„73RYDER CUPROSTERS UNITED STATESCaptain: Jim Furyk c-Bryson DeChambeau c-Tony Finau Rickie Fowler Dustin Johnson Brooks Koepka c-Phil Mickelson Patrick Reed Webb Simpson Jordan Spieth Justin Thomas Bubba Watson c-Tiger WoodsEUROPECaptain: Thomas Bjorn c-Paul Casey, England Tommy Fleetwood, England c-Sergio Garcia, Spain Tyrrell Hatton, England Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland Francesco Molinari, Italy Alex Noren, Sweden c-Ian Poulter, England Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark Jon Rahm, Spain Justin Rose, England c-Henrik Stenson, SwedenUPCOMING TOURNAMENTAll times EasternPGA TOUR CHAMPIONS SANFORD INTERNATIONALSite: Sioux Falls, S.D. Course: Minnehaha CC. Par: 71. Purse: $1.8 million. Winners share: $270,000. Television: Today, 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape 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. Online: PRO HOCKEY NHL PRESEASONAll times Eastern (ss-split squad) EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Boston 4 4 0 0 8 14 7 Buffalo 2 2 0 0 4 7 3 Toronto 2 2 0 0 4 8 2 Detroit 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 5 6 Florida 3 1 2 0 2 8 12 Tampa Bay 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 Ottawa 2 0 2 0 0 2 8 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Philadelphia 4 3 1 0 6 14 9 Carolina 2 2 0 0 4 10 2 Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 N.Y. Rangers 2 1 1 0 2 8 9 N.Y. Islanders 3 1 2 0 2 5 8 Washington 2 0 1 1 1 3 7 New Jersey 2 0 1 1 1 4 7 Pittsburgh 2 0 1 1 1 4 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 2 2 0 0 4 10 3 Dallas 1 1 0 0 2 5 3 Winnipeg 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 St. Louis 2 1 1 0 2 6 7 Colorado 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 Chicago 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 Minnesota 2 0 2 0 0 3 5 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Edmonton 2 2 0 0 4 11 6 Vegas 2 2 0 0 4 12 3 Arizona 3 2 1 0 4 10 12 Calgary 4 1 2 1 3 12 15 San Jose 1 1 0 0 2 4 1 Anaheim 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 Los Angeles 2 0 2 0 0 5 8 Vancouver 2 0 2 0 0 3 8 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Wednesdays GamesBoston 3, Calgary(ss) 1 Carolina 6, Tampa Bay 1 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Rangers 4 Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Florida 5, Montreal 2 Toronto 4, Ottawa 1 St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2 Calgary(ss) 4, Vancouver 1Thursdays GamesWashington vs. Montreal at Quebec City, late New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, late Chicago at Detroit, late Dallas at Minnesota, late Winnipeg at Edmonton, late San Jose at Anaheim, late Los Angeles(ss) at Vancouver, late Vegas at Los Angeles(ss), lateTodays GamesN.Y. Islanders vs. Philadelphia at Allentown, Pa., 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina(ss), 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina(ss) at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.Saturdays GamesColumbus at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders at Bridgeport, Conn., 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Florida vs. Dallas at Tulsa, Okla., 8 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 18 5 6 60 63 36 New York Red Bulls 17 7 5 56 53 32 New York City FC 14 8 7 49 51 38 Columbus 12 9 8 44 37 37 Philadelphia 13 12 4 43 41 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 Portland 13 8 8 47 44 42 Real Salt Lake 13 10 6 45 49 47 Seattle 13 10 5 44 37 29 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 17 8 20 45 61 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieWednesdays GamesPortland 3, Columbus 2 Atlanta United FC 4, San Jose 3 Philadelphia 1, Seattle 0Saturday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.Wednesday, Sept. 26Chicago at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 29Los Angeles FC at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at Seattle, 4 p.m. Montreal at D.C. United, 7 p.m. New England at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. New York City FC at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. San Jose at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10 p.m. FC Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 30Atlanta United FC at New York, 1 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, 5 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern PLAYOFFS Semi“ nalsSept. 15: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Sept. 18: North Carolina 2, Chicago 0ChampionshipSaturday: Portland vs. North Carolina 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 New York -137 at Washington +127 Milwaukee -111 at Pittsburgh +101 Cincinnati -128 at Miami +118 at Atlanta -140 Philadelphia +130 at St. Louis -136 San Francisco +126 at Arizona -127 Colorado +117 at Los Angeles -250 San Diego +220American Leagueat New York -265 Baltimore +235 at Toronto Off Tampa Bay Off Boston -120 at Cleveland +110 at Detroit -115 Kansas City +105 Seattle -123 at Texas +113 at Houston -205 Los Angeles +185 at Oakland Off Minnesota OffInterleagueCubs -162 at White Sox +152COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at UCF 15 13 76 FAU Penn State 27 27 60 at Illinois at Southern Cal. 5 5 51 Wash. StateSaturdayat Iowa St. 19 19 47 Akron N.C. State 3 5 57 at Marshall at UMass 10 7 58 Charlotte Michigan St. 6 4 48 at Indiana at Maryland 1 1 47 Minnesota at Ball St. Pk 2 55 W.Kentucky Boston College 7 7 66 at Purdue at Syracuse 27 27 76 UConn at Miami 29 26 56 FIU Pittsburgh 2 3 48 at N.Carolina at Florida St. 11 10 45 No. Illinois Miami (OH) 7 6 55 at Bowl.Grn at Ohio State 35 36 69 Tulane Clemson 14 15 51 at Ga. Tech at Cincinnati 6 8 52 Ohio at So. Florida 21 21 69 E. Carolina Notre Dame 5 7 60 at WFU at Toledo 13 10 67 Nevada at Virginia 3 4 54 Louisville W. Michigan 5 7 63 at Georgia St. Buffalo 2 5 52 at Rutgers Arizona 7 6 75 at Oregon St. Stanford +1 2 56 at Oregon Florida 8 4 46 at Tennessee Mississippi St. 9 9 55 at Kentucky at Michigan 18 17 50 Nebraska at West Virginia 14 17 60 Kansas St. at Mississippi 28 29 75 Kent St. at South. Miss. 13 14 53 Rice at Auburn 27 29 58 Arkansas at Okla. St. 14 14 76 Texas Tech Navy 12 6 62 at SMU at ULL 1 4 64 Coast. Caro. at Arkansas St. 5 7 67 UNLV TCU +2 3 47 at Texas at Oklahoma 33 31 62 Army at LSU 23 20 51 La. Tech at Baylor 7 7 55 Kansas South Carolina 3 2 54 at Vanderbilt at Memphis 27 31 67 S.Alabama at Utah St. 10 10 59 Air Force New Mexico St. 3 3 48 at UTEP at UTSA 6 7 50 Texas State Troy 8 4 59 at ULM Virginia Tech 27 27 52 at ODU North Texas 13 12 69 at Liberty Georgia 10 14 64 at Missouri at Alabama 27 25 61 Texas A&M Wisconsin 6 3 43 at Iowa at Washington 18 17 51 Arizona St. at San Diego St. 9 12 50 E. MichiganNFL SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 7 6 47 Indianapolis at Carolina 4 3 43 Cincinnati at Jacksonville Off Off Off Tennessee at Atlanta 3 3 53 New Orleans at Baltimore 4 5 44 Denver at Houston 4 6 42 N.Y. Giants at Miami 4 3 44 Oakland Green Bay 1 3 45 at Wash. at Minnesota 16 16 40 Buffalo at Kansas City 5 6 55 SanFrancisco at L.A. Rams 5 7 48 L.A .Chargers Chicago 2 5 38 at Arizona at Seattle 3 1 41 Dallas New England 6 6 54 at DetroitMondayPittsburgh 2 1 54 at Tampa Bay Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLNational LeagueMILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Named Kevin Babusiak vice president of partnership activation and strategy.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed RHP Landon Holi“ eld. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Traded INF Trevor Sealey to Cleburne to complete and earlier trade.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationPHILADELPHIA 76ERS „ Named Elton Brand general manager.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS „ Signed OL Jamil Demby to the practice squad. Released WR Keon Hatcher from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed WR Corey Coleman to the practice squad. Released of RB Kenneth Farrow from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Suspended Montreal F Max Domi for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida D Aaron Ekblad during a Sept. 19 exhibition game.LACROSSENational Lacrosse LeagueBUFFALO BANDITS „ Reassigned coach Troy Cordingley to assistant general manager/ director of scouting. Named Rich Kilgour and John Tavares head coaches and Rusty Kruger assistant coach.MOTORSPORTSNASCAR „ Promoted Steve Phelps to president, effective Oct. 1.SOCCERMajor League SoccerMIAMI FC „ Named Jurgen Mainka chief business of“ cer.COLLEGESUCLA „ Announced the retirement of womens gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field after the 2019 spring semester.PITTSBURGHBrown says hes upset Steelers are losingYes, wide receiver Antonio Brown upset the Steelers are winless through two games. Yes, he probably shouldnt have responded to criticism on social media from a former team employee by suggesting the team trade him if it wants to find out how productive he can be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. No, he doesnt actually want to get out of Pittsburgh. No, he doesnt have an issue with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner. And as for his demeanor during a 42-37 loss to Kansas City last Sunday? Sorry, but hes never going to apologize for letting his emotions bubble over when things arent going well. We havent won a game yet,Ž Brown said. For me, as a Steeler, thats unacceptable. Im not on the sideline begging for the ball, or making statements like you guys make. Im pissed off. Were losing. We suck.ŽPittsburgh (0-1-1) is off to its worst start in five years heading into Monday nights visit to Tampa Bay. Associated PressBOYS BOWLINGSouth Lake 3, Umatilla 0Ryan Ward had a 239 and Jason Brackman had a 219 to lead South Lake past Umatilla.South Lake improves to a county-best 10-0 and bowls against East Ridge on Monday.GIRLS BOWLINGSouth Lake 3, Umatilla 1Brianna Ward had a high game of 141 to lead South Lake to a win over Umatilla.South Lake improves to 8-2 on the season and plays East Ridge on Monday.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

PAGE 13 | Friday, September 21, 2018 B3had taught him. He com-pleted 5 of 14 passes for 94 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.His scoring pass „ a 26-yarder to Ricardo Wright „ tied the game and turned the momentum in favor of the Panthers after Tavares had mounted back-toback scoring drives to take a 20-13 lead in the third quarter.And it proved to be a portent of things to come.With Eustis leading 27-20 midway through the fourth quarter, Blayne led the Panthers on a 10-play, 57-yard scoring drive that ended with a 4-yard scoring run by Kdell Houston and exhausted all but the final 24 seconds of the game clock. On that drive, the young quar-terback showed the calm and patience of a veteran when he scrambled out of a collapsing pocket on third down and connected with Anthony Evelina for an 8-yard gain to keep the drive alive. I knew I had to get out of the pocket,Ž Blayne said. I was looking to run at first and then I saw (Evelina) and got the ball to him.ŽFor many Panthers fans, that one play showed how far the freshman had come since being pro-moted to the varsity team after his brothers injury. It proved how well he learned the playbook and listened to his coaches ƒ and to his brother.And it showed those quarterback drills in the sand when he and Tanner were at the beach, practicing three-step drops and working on reads, had paid off.Ive been telling people that hes good and hes going to be something special,Ž Tanner said. I believe that when his career at Eustis is over, hell be considered one of the best to ever play here. No one sees how hard he works behind the scenes to get ready for a game. I mean, hes learned our offense „ and its a pretty complex offense „ in less than three weeks. He has all the tools.ŽEustis coach Mike Hay agrees with Tanners assessment of his younger brother. So much so, in fact, that he see similari-ties between his young quarterback and one of the best ever to come out of Lake County.Blayne has a lot of the same characteristics I saw in (former Lees-burg quarterback) Wyatt Rector,Ž Hay said. One of the things that always impressed me about Wyatt was his work ethic. He was a beast in the weight room and that was apparent with the change in his body over the years. Along those same lines, Blayne made it to every summer workout we had and he has added some strength to his frame.If you ask Blayne to jump, he says how high? and if we need a scout team player, he comes running. Hes all about helping the team and his teammates, just like Wyatt. Certainly, Blayne has long way to go to get to the level Wyatt was at in high school, but I am excited to see what the future holds for him and our football team.ŽIn the days after Tanner was injured and it became clear his season „ and playing career at Eustis „ were over, the veteran quarterback struggled with that reality. Tanner admits he is still coming to grips with it, but never lost sight of the big picture.The day after I was hurt, I texted coach Hay and told him, this is still my team and I wasnt about to give up on my teammates,Ž Tanner said. Being able to work with Blayne helped me get over the mental part of not being able to play anymore, and when he started against Tavares, that was the first time I got really excited (since being injured.) Just being able to help him has gotten me back into the game.ŽHay agrees that having Tanner on the sidelines has been beneficial to Blayne ƒ and Tanner.They have been sideby-side since the day Blayne walked on this campus last spring,Ž Hay said. They count on each other for support and advice. But, having Tanner on the sidelines also benefits our football team. His senior year cer-tainly hasnt played out the way he wanted, but he has accepted his role as student-coach and does a great job with our quarterbacks ƒ he wants to help all of his teammates be successful.ŽWith his first start com-plete, Blayne immediately went to work preparing for his next challenge. Mount Dora.He realizes the Panthers have not beaten Mount Dora since 2008 „ nine straight losses. Because of that and the fact the Hurricanes are another rival from the Golden Triangle, Blayne believes the pressure that accom-panies his second start is much greater than it was for his debut.This is Mount Dora,Ž Blayne said. And were coming to snap the (losing) streak. Tanner has done so much to help me get to this point and hes still working to help our football program. I dont want to let him down.Ž EUSTISFrom Page B1Eustis Tanner Romano (19) makes pass on the run against Leesburg on Aug. 31. Romano suffered a season-ending injury in the game. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] powerhouse Orlando Bishop Moore, the Class 6A state runners-up in 2017.This year, the Bulldogs sport a 7-5 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the district. If the playoffs began today, Tavares would be seeded second.One of the hardest things about rebuilding after losing a lot of players, like we did after last season, is trying to get everything to mesh,Ž Smith said. You have new personalities that have to fit in and you might have to find new leaders, and thats not always easy. With this group, I have some players who are really court-smart, which could help to speed up the learning process, and some who could become great leaders.Ž Smith said one of the biggest attributes of this years team is their willingness to be coached.They want to get better,Ž Smith said. We move them from position to position and they dont freak out. Theyre taking change really well and theyll do whatever we ask them to do. They want to learn „ in fact, they might even learn more from when we lose than when we win.Weve gotten better since the start of the season and thats what you want to see.ŽThe Bulldogs showed that growth against the Wildcats.After struggling for the opening half of the first set, Tavares found its rhythm and cruised to a 3-0 win. Game scores were 25-17, 25-11 and 25-11.Wildwood relied heavily on 6-foot-2 senior Ashtin Ingram, but her teammates struggled to get the ball to her in situations to utilize her height advantage with spikes and power plays. She was, however, a defensive presence at the net, often forcing the Bulldogs to alter shots and hit around her blocks.The Bulldogs took advan-tage of their ability to move the ball around the floor. McDuffie turned in a bluecollar effort, as did Jaylen Memoli, Taylor Euri and libero Sophia Puentes.Olivia Giffing served up the final four points for Tavares to secure the win. TAVARESFrom Page B1Tavares Savanna Harbaugh (13) tries to block a shot by Wildwoods Ashtin Ingram (10) on Thursday in Wildwood. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Friday, September 21, 2018 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 4STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. Mount Dora at Eustis Lake Howell at Lake Minneola Wildwood at Umatilla Avant Garde at FA-Leesburg Florida at Tennessee Stanford at Oregon TCU at Texas Tennessee at Jacksonville Oakland at Miami Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay Last Week Overall Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FAL Florida Stanford TCU Jacksonville Miami Tampa Bay 7-3 18-12 Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FAL Florida Stanford TCU Jacksonville Pittsburgh 5-5 18-12 Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FAL Florida Stanford TCU Jacksonville Miami Tampa Bay 3-7 13-17 Eustis Minneola Wildwood FAL Florida Stanford TCU Jacksonville Oakland Tampa Bay 4-6 11-19 Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FA-Leesburg Tennessee Stanford TCU Jacksonville Miami Tampa Bay 4-6 13-17 Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FAL Tennessee Stanford TCU Jacksonville Miami Tampa Bay 6-4 17-13 Mount Dora Minneola Umatilla Avant Garde Tennessee Oregon Texas Tennessee Miami Pittsburgh 3-7 11-19 Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FAL Tennessee Oregon Texas Jacksonville Miami Tampa Bay 6-4 16-14 Mount Dora Minneola Wildwood FAL Tennessee Stanford Texas Jacksonville Miami Pittsburgh 5-5 16-14 Eustis Minneola Wildwood FAL Florida Stanford TCU Jacksonville Miami Pittsburgh 3-7 14-16Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial Reporter Paul Jenkins Sports Writer Frank Jolley Sports Editor Paine Ray Daily Commercial Reporter Tom McNiff Executive Editor Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial Publisher Whitney Lehnecker Digital Editor Goose Debonair Dog Paul Nikolai Circulation Director Rusty Jacobs Operations DirectorST. JOHN NEUMANN (3-0) at TAVARES (2-2) 6 p.m.Tavares was originally supposed to play Trinity Prep this week on the road, but a scheduling mix up left the Bulldogs scram-bling to find an opponent. Saint John Neumann Catholic offered to make the drive up to Tavares from Naples to play. The game is an early kickoff to allow the Celtics time to make the long ride home on Friday night.Tavares is coming off a tough 33-20 loss to Eustis last week. The Bulldogs opened the second half with two scores to turn a 13-6 deficit into a 20-13 lead before Eustis responded with a pair of time-consuming scoring drives.Ive never seen a group of kids play that hard,Ž Tavares coach Scott Armatti said of his teams effort against Eustis. It was a great game. Obviously you want to win, especially that one. But our kids did everything we asked and more. Were really pleased.ŽJarvis McMillan leads Tavares ground game with 266 yards and four touchdowns rushing on 45 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Sophomore quarterback TyQuan Wiggins has thrown for 453 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions while completing 28 of 59 passes. Last week against Eustis Wiggins completed 20 of 34 passes for 333 yards with two touchdowns. He also had 16 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown.Tufaara Connelly has been Wiggins favorite target. Against Eustis, Connelly had six catches for 147 yards. He has caught nine passes in his last two games for 218 yards „ an average of 24.2 yards per catch.Neumann is coming off a 21-20 overtime win over Moore Haven last week. The Celtics are averaging almost 200 yards per game on the ground, led by senior quarterback Jensen Jones with 344 yards and six touchdowns. Jones is averaging 9.8 yards per carry.Jones has completed 52 percent of his passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns.Their quarterback is a big, athletic kid and theyve got a lot of good skill kids,Ž Armatti said. They look a lot like us.ŽLECANTO (1-2) at THE VILLAGES (3-0) 7 p.m.After cruising through its first three games of the season, The Villages had an open week last week to get ready for the stretch run. Through three games the Buffalo have outscored their opponents 122-14.Last week was really just about getting the guys some rest,Ž The Villages coach Richard Pettus said. We had a couple of guys who were banged up and we only practiced a couple of times last week. The big concern is that you dont want to lose your momen-tum, but you dont want the players coming out for five days of practice and dreading it with nothing to play for.ŽThe Villages beat Lecanto 47-6 in the fourth game of the season a year ago.This year the Buffalo are led by junior quarter-back Mac Harris, who has thrown for 343 yards and three touchdowns while adding 147 yards rushing.The Villages has compiled 837 yards on the ground in three games, averaging 279 yards per game rushing. Junior Bryce Mellado has been the top rusher with 317 yards and six touchdowns while averaging 12.2 yards per carry. Sophomore Corey Goldwire has 231 yards rushing with three touch-downs and is averaging 11.6 yards per carry. As a team, the Buffalo average 10.3 yards per carry.Lecanto is coming off a 67-7 loss to Brooksville Hernando. The Panthers opened the season with a 21-0 loss to Crescent City before defeating Hudson 35-31.They do a great job over there,Ž Pettus said. They are coming off a big win a couple of weeks ago. They had a tough time with Hernando, but we would have a tough time with Hernando. The big thing for us is how we do coming off the open week.ŽWILDWOOD (1-3) at UMATILLA (0-4) 7 p.m.Last week, Wildwood lost to Crescent City 28-26 and Umatilla was blanked by Keystone Heights 49-0.The Wildcats and Bull-dogs played in 2017 at Wildwood, with the Wild-cats picking up a 22-14 win.To say Umatilla is struggling would be an understatement. The Bulldogs have played 16 quarters this season and have failed to score in 15. Conversely, Umatilla is struggling to keep opponents off the scoreboard. Through four games, the Bulldogs have been out-scored, 200-20. In each of its games this season, Umatilla has been on the short end of the stick in terms of roster size. The Wildcats, however, will bring a roster than is comparable to Umatillas. For much of last weeks game, Wildwood outplayed Crescent City. Quarterback Nate Mikell passed for more than 200 yards before being injured in the second half. Marcus Niblack and Rodney Mitchell also played well for the Wildcats. In Mikells place Alfred Corbin led a drive that was capped off by a 32-yard scoring strike to Nyzeer Lucas that gave Wildwood a brief, fourth-quarter lead.Since J.B. Bynum was named interim head coach following the resignation of Joey McGuire follow-ing a season-opening loss to Gainesville P.K. Yonge, the Wildcats have averaged nearly 25 points per game.Next week, Wildwood will be on the road again to play Pierson Taylor. Uma-tilla will host Interlachen.OCOEE (1-3) at EAST RIDGE (0-3) 7:30 p.m.Last week, East Ridge had a bye, while Ocoee lost to Orlando Edgewa-ter 31-25.This is a Class 7A-District 4 contest. Last year, East Ridge blanked Ocoee 41-0.East Ridge is 0-3 for the first time since 2014, the only winless campaign in school history. The Knights last played on Sept. 6 when they hosted Redondo Union from Redondo Beach, California. In that game, East Ridge took an 8-6 lead into the locker room at halftime, but were out-scored 24-6 in the second half and lost 30-14. The Knights struggled offensively, generating only 243 yards of total offense, while allowing 359. Troy Shirley completed 6 of 9 passes for 176 yards for the Knights, but also pitched a pair of interceptions. Kyeandre Magloire ran for 71 yards and a touchdown, while also pulling in a 70-yard touchdown pass.Ocoees lone win this season was a 49-19 shellacking of Orlando Olympia. With the excep-tion of 41-0 loss to state powerhouse Apopka in its season opener, Ocoee has been competitive in every game. It lost by one point (21-20) to Orlando Boone and by six points to Edgewater.Next week, East Ridge will travel a few miles up the road to renew its annual rivalry with Lake Minneola. Ocoee also will be on the road to play at Oviedo Hagerty. In addition to the game, East Ridge will honor mili-tary members „ past and present „ with a Salute to ServiceŽ ceremony.WINTER PARK LAKE HOWELL (2-2) at LAKE MINNEOLA (2-2) 7 p.m.Last week, Lake Minneola fell to Oviedo Hagerty 35-28 and Lake Howell beat Ocala West Port 10-7.This is a Class 7A-District 4 contest. Last year, Lake Howell beat Lake Minneola 29-26 in Winter Park.Lake Minneola has been its own worst enemy at times this season and that was the case last week. Against Hagerty, the Hawks took an early lead but could not hold on and failed to score after picking off a fourth-quarter pass. Quarterback Devon Cole played well, passing for 209 yards and running for 110. Cole tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a third score.We continue shoot-ing ourselves in the foot,Ž said Lake Minneola coach Walter Banks. We have to stop making silly mis-takes when we play. Lake Howell is a tough district game and theyre playing well right now.ŽThe Silver Hawks have won two straight after opening the season with a pair of losses. In its two wins, Lake Howell has surrendered only seven points after giving up 72 in its first two games.Offensively, Lake Howell has struggled. The Silver Hawks have not scored more than 14 points in a game.Next week, Lake Minneola will host rival East Ridge in a Class 7A-District 4 matchup. Lake Howell will be off.OCALA VANGUARD (4-0) at SOUTH LAKE (2-1) 7 p.m.Last week, South Lake was off and Ocala Vanguard blasted Dunnellon 35-13.This is a Class 6A-District 5 game. Last year, Vanguard shut out South Lake 43-0 in Ocala.South Lake will be play-ing its first game without running back Kelley Joiner Jr., who suffered a broken fibula in his right leg. He had surgery last Friday. He is expected to make a complete recovery. Offi-cially, he is out 4-to-6 weeks, although South Lake head coach Mark Woolum said if he is to play again for the Eagles, that decision will be made by Joiner, his family and his doctor. With Joiner on the sidelines, quarter-back Baylee Heuser will play a more prominent role in the Eagles attack. Heuser, who has thrown for 313 yards this season, passed for 1,701 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2017. Freshman running back Wyatt Watson also is expected to see more action.Vanguard, ranked third in Class 6A, has scored at least 20 points in every game this season, while allowing just 13.7 points per game. The Knights have mammoth lines on both sides of the ball, led by senior offensive guard/defensive tackle Stephon Scott, a 320 pounder.Next week, South Lake will play at Ocala Lake Weir and Vanguard will travel to Leesburg.ORLANDO BISHOP MOORE (1-2) at SOUTH SUMTER (2-2) 7:30 p.m.This is the fourth straight year the two teams have met with Bishop Moore winning the last three games. The Hornets won last years contest 42-20 in Orlando.South Sumter is coming off a 44-0 loss to North Marion last week as the Raiders were held to 90 yards of total offense and five first downs in their worst offensive showing of the season.South Sumters four games have not been par-ticularly close, with the Raiders outscoring their opponents 85-13 in their two wins and being out-scored 85-20 in their two losses.South Sumter sopho-more quarterback Garhett Miller has thrown for 519 yards and four touchdowns while completing 58 percent of his passes. Sophomore Trenton Taylor leads the rushing attack with 275 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 5.9 yards per carry.Bishop Moore, which reached the Class 5A regional semifinals a year ago before losing to eventual state champion American Heritage, is coming off a 41-18 loss to Archbishop Spalding (Maryland) last week.The Hornets opened the season with a 24-20 loss to Orlando Edgewater before defeating Lake Brantley 21-14.KISSIMM EE AVANT GARDE (0-3) at FIRST ACADEMY OF LEESBURG (2-1) 7 p.m.First Academy of Lees-burg goes for its third consecutive win when the Eagles host Kissimmee Avant Garde Academy at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex. After dropping its season opener, First Academy has won its last two games by a combined score of 73-33.The Eagles are coming off a 26-7 road win over Vero Beach St. Edwards after posting a shutout in the second half of that game. Quarterback Sammy Punt threw for 101 yards and two touch-downs and ran for 70 yards.For the season Punt has rushed for 261 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagles have amassed 434 yards on the ground with seven touchdowns while averaging 4.4 yards per carry.Avant Garde has been outscored 146-12 in its first three games. The Wolves were shut out in their first two games before losing to Daytona Beach Halifax Academy 42-12 last week.PREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMESTavares Tyquan Wiggins (4) exploits a gap against Eustis in Tavares on Sept. 14. Wiggins leads the Bulldogs against Saint John Neumann Catholic today at 6 p.m. in Tavares. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

PAGE 15 | Friday, September 21, 2018 B5 AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY z-Boston10349.678„„6-4L-254-2149-28 NewYork9358.6169„5-5W-251-2642-32 TampaBay8566.5631768-2W-548-2637-40 Toronto6983.45434225-5L-137-3732-46 Baltimore44108.28959473-7W-127-5017-58 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Cleveland8566.563„„5-5W-247-3038-36 Minnesota7181.46714206-4W-443-3128-50 Detroit6191.40124302-8L-336-4125-50 Chicago5992.39126323-7L-328-4731-45 KansasCity52100.34233395-5L-430-4722-53 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston9557.625„„6-4L-143-3552-22 Oakland9261.6013„6-4W-248-3044-31 Seattle8468.5531176-4W-141-3343-35 LosAngeles7578.49020174-6L-237-3838-40 Texas6488.42131273-7L-432-4632-42 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta8468.553„„6-4W-139-3845-30 Philadelphia7873.517554-6W-247-3131-42 Washington7775.507767-3W-137-3740-38 NewYork7082.46114135-5L-233-4237-40 Miami5992.39124243-7L-135-4224-50 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago8963.586„„6-4L-147-2742-36 Milwaukee8766.5692„6-4W-148-3039-36 St.Louis8469.5495„5-5L-140-3544-34 Pittsburgh7774.5101167-3W-543-3434-40 Cincinnati6588.42524194-6L-136-4029-48 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles8568.556„„7-3W-342-3643-32 Colorado8270.539214-6L-341-3341-37 Arizona7974.516653-7W-138-3741-37 SanFrancisco7281.47113124-6L-141-3431-47 SanDiego6192.39924235-5W-129-4932-43 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL A THLETICS21,ANGELS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. 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E„Simmons(10).LOB„LosAngeles5, Oakland6.2B„Fernandez(6),Hermosillo (4),Chapman(41),Davis(28),Laureano (10),Semien(34).HR„Trout(36),off J acksonArcia(6),offHatcherPiscotty(26), offShoemakerMartini(1),offArciaPinder (12),offArcia.RBIs„Fernandez(10),Trout (72),Arcia(20),Martini2(16),Chapman2 (66),Lowrie(94),Davis(116),Olson(77), Piscotty4(85),Laureano2(18),Semien5 (61),Phegley(15),Pinder(26). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los A ngeles3(Ohtani,Upton,Briceno)Oakland 3 (Semien,Fowler2).RISP„LosAngeles0 f or8Oakland12for17. Runnersmovedup„Trout,S.Johnson, Barreto.LIDP„Phegley.GIDP„Fowler, Barreto. DP„LosAngeles3(Trout,Fernandez), (Cowart,S.Johnson,Fernandez),(S.Johnson, Cowart,Fernandez). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA S hmaker,L,2-22.25 552463 5.48 A rcia24330023 9.00 J .Johnson16 600021 3.73 T azawa.12110087.62 J erez10000214 6.00 A lmonte03 5520 2214.40 McGuire12 113131 6.25 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA J ackson,W,6-35.13 223798 3.18 Pagan.20 000164.37 Wendelken10 000010 0.77 Kiekhefer11 0001 1110.80 Hatcher11 110015 4.21 A lmontepitchedto5battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Tazawa2-2, McGuire1-1,Pagan1-0. Umpires„Home,ShaneLivenspargerFirst, EricCooperSecond,MarvinHudsonThird, J amesHoye. T „3:22.A„17,217(46,765). S TATISTICAL LEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland, 121;Betts,Boston,118; Martinez,Boston,106; Ramirez,Cleveland,102; Bregman,Houston,101; Benintendi,Boston,99; Chapman,Oakland,97; Springer,Houston,96; T rout,LosAngeles,96; Stanton,NewYork,93. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 123;Davis,Oakland,116; Ramirez,Cleveland,101; Bregman,Houston,100; Encarnacion,Cleveland, 99;Bogaerts,Boston, 94;Lowrie,Oakland,94; Cruz,Seattle,90;Haniger, Seattle,90;Stanton,New Y ork,89. HITS: Martinez,Boston, 180;Merri“eld,KansasCity, 177;Castellanos,Detroit, 173;Lindor,Cleveland,173; Segura,Seattle,169;Betts, Boston,166;Bregman, Houston,163;Brantley, Cleveland,162;Rosario, Minnesota,161;Haniger, Seattle,160. DOUBLES: Bregman, Houston,50;Bogaerts, Boston,43;Betts,Boston, 42;Castellanos,Detroit, 42;Andujar,NewYork, 41;Chapman,Oakland, 41;Lindor,Cleveland,41; Merri“eld,KansasCity,40; Piscotty,Oakland,40;2tied at38. TRIPLES: Kiermaier,Tampa Bay,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;Trout,LosAngeles,36;Lindor,Cleveland, 35;Stanton,NewYork,34; Encarnacion,Cleveland,31; 2tiedat30. STOLENBASES: Merri“eld, KansasCity,36;Ramirez, Cleveland,33;Smith, TampaBay,33;Gordon, Seattle,30;Betts,Boston, 28;Anderson,Chicago,26. PITCHING: Snell,Tampa Bay,20-5;Kluber,Cleveland,19-7;Severino,New York,18-8;Porcello,Boston, 17-7;Carrasco,Cleveland, 16-9;Happ,NewYork,16-6; Verlander,Houston,16-9; Morton,Houston,15-3; Price,Boston,15-7;Yarbrough,TampaBay,15-5. ERA: Snell,TampaBay, 1.97;Bauer,Cleveland,2.22; Verlander,Houston,2.67; Cole,Houston,2.88;Kluber, Cleveland,2.93;Clevinger, Cleveland,3.06;Morton, Houston,3.15;Carrasco, Cleveland,3.35;Fiers,Oakland,3.38;Severino,New York,3.38. STRIKEOUTS: Verlander, Houston,269;Cole,Houston,260;Sale,Boston,222; Carrasco,Cleveland,217; Bauer,Cleveland,214; Severino,NewYork,213; Kluber,Cleveland,205; Snell,TampaBay,200; Clevinger,Cleveland,196; Morton,Houston,195. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado, 109;Carpenter,St.Louis, 104;Yelich,Milwaukee,104; Albies,Atlanta,101;Harper, Washington,97;Arenado, Colorado,96;Baez,Chicago,96;Goldschmidt, Arizona,94;Turner, Washington,94;Freeman, Atlanta,92. RBI: Baez,Chicago,107; Aguilar,Milwaukee,103; Story,Colorado,102; Arenado,Colorado,101; Suarez,Cincinnati,101; Harper,Washington,97; Rizzo,Chicago,95;Yelich, Milwaukee,93;3tiedat92. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta, 182;Markakis,Atlanta,180; Gennett,Cincinnati,176; Peraza,Cincinnati,174; Yelich,Milwaukee,173; Goldschmidt,Arizona,168; Blackmon,Colorado,167; Turner,Washington,167; Baez,Chicago,165;Story, Colorado,164. DOUBLES: Markakis, Atlanta,43;Carpenter,St. Louis,40;Rendon,Washington,40;Story,Colorado, 40;Albies,Atlanta,39; Freeman,Atlanta,39;Baez, Chicago,37;Cabrera, Philadelphia,36;Hoskins, Philadelphia,35;2tiedat 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;Aguilar, Milwaukee,33;Baez, Chicago,33;Goldschmidt, Arizona,33;Muncy, LosAngeles,33;Story, Colorado,33;Hoskins, Philadelphia,32;Suarez, Cincinnati,32. STOLENBASES: Turner, Washington,40;SMarte, Pittsburgh,33;Hamilton,Cincinnati,31;Cain, Milwaukee,28;Inciarte, Atlanta,26;Story,Colorado, 26. 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. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.78;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.44;Scherzer,Washington, 2.53;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.90;Freeland,Colorado, 2.95;Mikolas,St.Louis, 3.01;Corbin,Arizona,3.09;Williams,Pittsburgh,3.16; Greinke,Arizona,3.20;Taillon,Pittsburgh,3.24. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,277;deGrom, NewYork,251;Corbin, Arizona,237;Nola,Philadelphia,210;Marquez, Colorado,199;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,188;Greinke, Arizona,187;Pivetta,Philadelphia,181;Wheeler,New York,179;2tiedat175.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSAthletics21,Angels3: Marcus Semienhadthreehitsandacareerhigh“veRBIs,StephenPiscotty homeredanddroveinfourrunsand theOaklandAthleticshammeredthe LosAngelesAngels.TheAthletics reducedtheirmagicnumberfor clinchingaplayoffberthto“ve. SinceJune15,Oaklandisamajor league-best58-25.GoingintoThursday,OaklandtrailedHoustonbyfour gamesintheALWest,ledTampa Bayby5gamesforthesecond wildcard,andwas2gamesbehind theNewYorkYankeesforthe“rst wildcard.CatcherFranciscoArcia pitchedthelasttwoinningsforthe Angels,whowereoutscored32-2in thelasttwogamesoftheseries.He alsohomeredintheninth.Piscotty was2for3withathree-runhomer. Hes4for6withtwohomerunsand nineRBIinhislasttwogames.Matt Chapmanwas2for4withadouble andtwoRBI.Heleadsthemajors with24doublessincetheAll-Star breakandhas41ontheyear.Edwin Jackson(6-3)struckoutseven, walkedthreeandgaveuptworuns in5.1inningsofthree-hitball.Mike Trouthithis36thhomerunforthe Angels.Theyhavelost“veoftheir lastseven.MattShoemaker(2-2) gaveup“verunsin2.2inningsinhis startsincereturningfromaforearm strain.OaklandsNickMartinihithis “rstcareerhomerun. LATE BostonatN.Y.Yankees TampaBayatToronto ChicagoWhiteSoxatCleveland KansasCityatDetroit N.Y.MetsatWashington CincinnatiatMiami PhiladelphiaatAtlantaTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkdeGrom(R)8-91.7812-180-120.02.70 WashingtonRoss(R)7:05p0-03.001-10-06.03.00 MilwaukeeChacin(R)14-83.5420-120-314.23.68 PittsburghNova(R)7:05p9-94.0715-122-115.22.87 CincinnatiCastillo(R)10-124.5216-142-118.02.00 MiamiChen(L)7:10p6-114.9311-131-216.05.06 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)7-134.6714-160-313.14.73 AtlantaTeheran(R)7:35p9-83.9717-120-117.02.12 SanFrancisco Bumgarner(L)6-63.149-101-117.05.82 St.LouisGant(R)8:15p7-63.537-101-115.14.70 ColoradoMarquez(R)12-103.9617-131-119.22.75 ArizonaGreinke(R)9:40p14-103.2017-141-118.15.40 SanDiegoLauer(L)5-74.747-140-014.01.29 LosAngelesHill(L)10:10p9-54.0212-103-016.06.75AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreRamirez(R)1-65.503-70-213.26.59 NewYorkSabathia(L)7:05p7-73.8014-130-210.29.28 TampaBayTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TorontoReid-Foley(R)7:07p2-35.542-32-116.23.78 BostonSale(L)12-41.9217-81-09.00.00 ClevelandBauer(R)7:10p12-62.2216-93-018.21.45 KansasCityKennedy(R)2-84.725-151-015.02.40 DetroitLiriano(L)7:10p5-104.549-152-118.02.00 SeattleRamirez(R)2-35.656-31-014.14.40 TexasJurado(R)8:05p3-57.013-40-214.18.16 LosAngelesHeaney(L)9-93.9714-141-118.03.00 HoustonCole(R)8:10p14-52.8822-82-016.23.24 MinnesotaBerrios(R)11-113.8115-150-216.04.50 OaklandHendriks(R)10:05p0-15.302-40-03.00.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Chicago(NL)Quintana(L)13-103.9517-122-118.11.96 Chicago(AL)Lopez(R)4:10p6-94.0512-181-020.00.45 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSept.21 1934: DaffyDeanoftheSt.LouisCardinalspitcheda no-hitteragainsttheBrooklynDodgersfor3-0victory inthesecondgameofanEbbetsFielddoubleheader. DaffysbrotherDizzy,heldBrooklynhitlessuntilthe eighthinningintheopenerandwon13-0. 1947: BostonsJohnnyPeskyhadtwohitsineachgame ofadoubleheaderand“nishedthedaywith202hits. Peskysurpassedthe200-hitmarkforthethirdtimein asmanymajorleagueseasons.Heistheonlyplayer toleadaleagueinhitsinhis“rstthreeseasonsinthe game. 1964: ManagerGeneMauchs“rst-placePhillieslost1-0 totheCincinnatiRedsonChicoRuizsstealofhomein thesixthinning.ItwasPhiladelphias“rstof10straight losses,astreakthatcostthemtheNLpennant. 1970: OaklandsVidaBluepitchedano-hitterinhis eighthmajorleaguestart,beatingMinnesota6-0. 1986: No.1draftpickJimmyJonespitchedaonehitterinhismajorleaguedebut,leadingtheSanDiego Padrestoa5-0victoryagainsttheHoustonAstros. Jonesallowedatripleinthethirdtoopposingpitcher BobKnepper. 1995: ColoradosJohnVanderWalsetamajorleague recordwithhis26thpinch-hitoftheseasonwitha homerunintheseventhinningagainstSanFrancisco. 2000: ColoradosJeffCirillodoubledtwiceina13-4win overSanDiego,givinghim51doublesfortheyear. CirilloandToddHelton(57)becametheseventhpairof teammatesinmajorleaguehistorytoreach50doubles inthesameseason.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Minnesota8,Detroit2 TampaBay9,Texas3 Baltimore2,Toronto1 N.Y.Yankees10,Boston1 Cleveland4,ChicagoWhiteSox1 Seattle9,Houston0 Oakland10,L.A.Angels0 NationalLeague Atlanta7,St.Louis3 Philadelphia4,N.Y.Mets0 Milwaukee7,Cincinnati0 SanDiego8,SanFrancisco4 Arizona9,ChicagoCubs0 L.A.Dodgers5,Colorado2 Interleague Pittsburgh2,KansasCity1 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatN.Y.Yankees,4:05p.m. TampaBayatToronto,4:07p.m. KansasCityatDetroit,6:10p.m. BostonatCleveland,7:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatHouston,7:10p.m. SeattleatTexas,8:05p.m. MinnesotaatOakland,9:05p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatAtlanta,1:05p.m. SanFranciscoatSt.Louis,1:05p.m. N.Y.MetsatWashington,4:05p.m. MilwaukeeatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. CincinnatiatMiami,7:10p.m. ColoradoatArizona,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatL.A.Dodgers,9:10p.m. Interleague ChicagoCubsatChicagoWhiteSox, 7:10p.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. BettsBos130497118166.334 JMartinezBos142543106180.331 TroutLAA13244896142.317 AltuveHou12950279158.315 SeguraSea13555386169.306 BrantleyCle13453382162.304 WendleTB12945156136.302 MSmithTB13043557131.301 Merri“eldKC14858982177.301 MDuffyTB12648554145.299 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. YelichMil137543104173.319 GennettCin14755684176.317 ZobristChC12941461129.312 FFreemanAtl15258692182.311 CainMil13250382155.308 RendonWas12649181150.305 MartinezStL14350061152.304 MarkakisAtl15259377180.304 GoldschmidtAri15056494168.298 DPeraltaAri13853273157.295 ThroughearlygamesonSept.20 TheOaklandAthleticsRamonLaureanoscoresarunonaMarcusSemiendoublein thesixthinningofThursdaysgameagainsttheLosAngelesAngelsinOakland,Calif. TheAthleticsdominatedtheAngels21-3.[TONYAVELAR/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


B6 Friday, September 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comtrick question," he chortled as he walked away.Following the offseason departure of Suh and sev-eral other star players, Gase said the locker room culture had improved. And he said the rotation system with the front four is working better than in his first two seasons.Godchaux shares time with tackles Jordan Phillips, Vincent Taylor and Akeem Spence."We're definitely buying into it," Godchaux said. "Everybody is a starter. We don't look at it as if a guy is a backup. We label all nine guys as starters."Better depth and shared snaps could help the Dolphins avoid a repeat of last year's collapse in the run defense. Over the final 10 weeks they allowed 127 yards per game rushing „ and won only twice.There's already a difference in how fresh the front four looks. Gase notes a particular improvement in passing situations."That's the thing I love about when we get to third down," he said. "We've got four guys going out there that are ready to rush the passer."The top pass rushers are Cameron Wake, who is 36 but seems ageless, and veteran newcomer Robert Quinn. Between them they have seven Pro Bowl berths."The addition of Quinn is huge," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. "He has given them supreme effort oppo-site Cameron Wake. And they have a very good unit inside that can generate pressure as well. It's a com-bination of new players, new energy and the scheme. It's fun to watch them. Unfortunately we've got a lot of work to do to get ready." DOLPHINSFrom Page B1Miami Dolphins Charles Harris (90) and Davon Godchaux (56) sack New York Jets Sam Darnold (14) last week in East Rutherford, N.J. [AP PHOTO/BILL KOSTROUN, FILE] Miami Dolphins Robert Quinn, top center, sacks New York Jets Sam Darnold (14) last week in East Rutherford, N.J. [AP PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ, FILE] were soft there. This, its hard to get the ball closer. If you drive the ball in the rough, you know you cant get the ball close. You just cant control it.ŽFowler, who missed two playoff events recov-ering from an injury to his right oblique, putted for birdie on all but two holes for his 65 as he tries to avoid ending the season without winning.Justin Rose, in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, got up-and-down from the bunker for birdie on the 18th for a 66 and was tied with Gary Woodland. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau, all of whom will be in France next week for the Ryder Cup, were another shot behind.Woods already consid-ers this a successful year just by making into the 30-man field at East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale, where everyone has a mathematical shot at capturing the $10 million bonus. He started the season in January after a fourth back surgery that limited him to only 16 PGA Tour events in the previous four seasons.To be able to play golf again and to earn my way back to this level is some-thing that I was hoping I would do at the beginning of the year, but I didnt know,Ž Woods said. And Ive done it?ŽWhat would winning mean in this comeback?It would enhance the year,Ž he said.Woods still has 54 holes remaining. Two weeks ago, he went from a share of the first-round lead to five shots behind on a course where attacking flags on soft greens was the only option for low scoring.This was more about precision, and Woods felt in total control. He opened with a threeputt bogey from 25 feet, and he twice ran birdie attempts farther beyond the hole than he would have liked. But after making birdie putts from 25 feet on No. 5 and from 15 feet on No. 6, he fig-ured out the speed of the greens and was on his way.I hit so many quality shots all day, whether it was tee-to-green or it was putts,Ž Woods said. I didnt really mishit a single shot today. The only shot I can honestly say that I necked pretty bad was the tee shot at 17. Hit a 3-wood there, and with an iron, I prob-ably would have shanked it. But ended up in the fairway and made par.ŽWoods will play in the final group Friday with Fowler, who has seen plenty of him at home in Florida in the months before Woods returned to golf. He had finished his round and was doing interviews when he heard the head-turning roar of Woods making eagle.They will be teammates next week at the Ryder Cup. Fowler has other objectives at East Lake.The biggest win for him is just staying healthy and being out here all year consistently,Ž Fowler said. Definitely happy for him. Its obviously great for our sport. Its great to have him as part of the team next week. We hope he continues to play well. I just want to play a little bit better and beat him.Ž GOLFFrom Page B1

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PAGE 21 | Friday, September 21, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: Can you please tell me about my cabin air filter? I took my car in for an oil change and they tried to sell me a cabin filter. Which cars have these? How do they work? How often should they be replaced? Can I do it myself? „ Greg S. A: Great questions! These filters have been widely adopted in domestic and Asian vehicles for about 15 years, longer so in European vehicles. Cabin air filters go by a variety of names and resemble a miniature version of a home furnace filter. The filter is designed to trap pollen and dust passing through the vehicles ventilation system, with some additionally claiming to filter allergens, odors, pollutants, soot, carbon monoxide and what have you. A cabin air filter typically resides in a slide-out tray within the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) housing behind the instrument panel. Many are easily accessed after uncoupling the glove box and tilting it down/out of the way. Others are accessed from under the hood, or above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. In most cases, once you determine the location (consult your owners manual, an online auto repair service at a public library, or simply look for the tray) its a simple do-it-yourself job. Replacement filters cost between $10 to $30, from basic pleated paper to fancier multi-stage, and are intended to be replaced roughly every 15,000 miles or once a year. Higher end multi-stage replacement filters containing activated charcoal help reduce odors and toxic gasses, UNDER THE HOODChanging cabin air lter is a good idea Brad Bergholdt This Nissan could change your mind about small cars By Mark PhelanTribune News ServiceNot an SUV, but determinedly SUV-adjacent, the 2018 Nissan Kicks is a testament to the elasticity of consumer opinion and a pre-view of the small car of the future.The Kicks is most accurately described as a compact station wagon, but clever design and engineering imbue it with the visual and practical appeal that have made SUVs the dominant class of vehicles in the United States.The Kicks also demonstrates General Motors and Toyotas fundamental misreading of the market when they killed the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix, which helped create the market for affordable little SUVs. Toyota and GM dropped the Matrix and Vibe during the Great Recession, and have been trying to recre-ate the cars appeal ever since.To its credit, GM more or less replaced the Vibe with the Chevy Trax and Buick Encore subcompact SUVs, both of which sell for prices comfortably above what Pontiac charged for Vibes.Thats what fuels automak-ers change of emphasis from sedans to SUVs: higher trans-action prices.Thats a plus for automakers, but not buyers, particularly many who bought compact and subcompact cars. Nissan hopes to address that with the Kicks, which looks like an SUV but has prices starting $50 below a 2018 Honda Civic compact sedan.Behind the Wheel: 2018 Nissan Kicks SR€ Front-wheel-drive, five-passenger compact utility wagon€ Price as tested: $22,050 (excluding destination charge)€ Rating: (4 out of 4 stars)€ Reasons to buy: Looks; price; fuel economy; room; safety features; audio system.€ Shortcomings: Rear seats dont fold flat; interior mate-rials; steering feel.How much?Kicks prices start at $17,990. All Kicks models have front-wheel drive, a continuously variable transmission and 125-horsepower naturally aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.The Kicks offers two trim higher trim levels, the $16,960 SV and $20,290 SR.I tested a Kicks SR with features including automatic emergency braking, blind spot alert, Bose audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, voice recognition, 7.0-inch touch screen, heated front seats, LED low beams, remote start, 17-inch aluminum wheels, striking two-tone paint with a glossy black roof and pillars over a metallic orange body. Its a well-equipped, attractive vehicle for its $22,050 sticker price. All prices exclude des-tination charges.The Kicks competes with the front-wheel-drive versions of small SUVs like the Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3 and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Subaru Crosstrek has standard all-wheel drive, but also belongs in the com-petitive set.The Kick costs less than comparably equipped models of the competition. Its stan-dard driver assistance features and optional Bose audio and two-tone paint set it apart.Competitive base pricesExcluding destination charges. Automatic transmis-sion; front-wheel drive models where available. € Nissan Kicks SR: $20,290€ Chevrolet Trax FWD LT: $23,200€ Ford Ecosport SE FWD: $23,000 € Honda HR-V EX: $23,720€ Hyundai Kona SEL w/con-trasting roof: $21,300€ Jeep Renegade Latitude $23,440€ Mazda CX-3 Touring: $22,400€ Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES: $23,595€ Subaru Crosstrek Pre-mium (AWD-only): $23,895 Source: AutotraderOutstanding featuresThe Kicks looks like a small SUV, with a higher roof and more ground clearance than small sedans and hatchbacks. That height also translates into good visibility and easy entry and exit compared to a lower slung car.The optional two-tone paint a rich metallic orange body color and glossy black roof on my test car makes gives the Kicks upscale looks for an extra $545 on the SR package.Theres plenty of head and leg room in both rows of seats, and plenty of shoul-der room for two. Automatic New Nissan compact is just for Kicks2018 Nissan Kicks SR is most accurately described as a compact station wagon, but clever design and engineering imbue it with t he visual and practical appeal that have made SUVs the dominant class of vehicles in the United States. [MARK PHELAN/DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS] The 2018 Nissan Kicks SR offers many driver assistance features. [MARK PHELAN/DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS]Specifications as tested Engine: 1.6L 4-cylinder Power: 125 hp @ 6,000 hp rpm; 115 lb-ft of torque @ 1,200-4,500 rpm Transmission: Continuously variable automatic Wheelbase: 103.1 inches Length: 169.1 inches Width: 69.3 inches Height: 62.4 inches Curb Weight: 2,672 pounds Where assembled: Resende, Brazil Tops in multimedia Small: Kia Rio, Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Sportage Small premium: BMW 2 Series, Acura ILX, BMW X1 Compact: Kia Forte, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Ioniq, Volkswagen Beetle (tie) Compact premium: Porsche 718, Porsche Macan, Lincoln MKC Midsize: Ford Mustang, Kia Sorento, Nissan Frontier Midsize premium: Lincoln Continental, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 Large: Ford Taurus, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Silverado Large premium: BMW 7 Series, Genesis G90, Cadillac EscaladeSOURCE: J.D. POWER, U.S. MULTIMEDIA QUALITY AND SATISFACTION STUDYBy Phoebe Wall HowardTribune News ServiceDETROIT „ Rebecca Lind-land found herself sitting in the cockpit of a new SUV yelling at the dashboard while driving on a sunny Wednes-day afternoon.I was in the car and it did not understand when I said, Call Mom. It got to the point where I was like, Call my ... mother! I was enraged. It was unbelievable. Such a stunning fail,Ž said Lindland, an exec-utive analyst at Kelley Blue Book. We expect an awful lot from our cars and one them is, How well does the car talk to you? And does voice recogni-tion work?ŽWhile voice recognition remains the top complaint among car owners these days, overall complaints about high-tech audio systems, entertainment, navigation and communication declined for the third year in a row, according to J.D. Power.They love tech that works. Our studies show they want technology, but they want it to work seamlessly,Ž said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Autotrader.Consumers look not so much for great features as the absence of problems, like the simple ability to make a call through the vehicle or just show movies to the children in the back seat.Most cars have these tech-nologies. Thats not unique. But when you have them work like theyre supposed to, its a beautiful thing,Ž said Brent Gruber, senior director of global automotive quality practice at J.D. Power. When a car company creates multi-media technology that people like, they hit the jackpot because its used across a lot of their cars.ŽConsumers surveyed after 90 days of ownership reported the fewest media technology Owners say these brands have the fewest tech headaches The Ford Mustang got the best marks in a J.D. Power survey of automobile multimedia systems. [MYUNG J. CHUN/LOS ANGELES TIMES] See FILTER, C2 See KICKS, C2 See TECH, C2


C2 Friday, September 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDID YOU KNOW Powered By Traf“ c crashes are the No. 1 cause of injury death for school-age children in the country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AUTOMOTIVE AUTO BITSGeneral Motors developing faster EV charging system The move to electric vehicles is happening slowly as consumers try to wrap their minds around the idea of driving a car you plug in instead of filling up. Part of the problem is the time it takes to get enough of a charge to go about your day, so General Motors is focused on a new fast-charging system for its vehicles that could rival Teslas current superchargers. GM is working with Delta Americas on a three-year project to create a faster charging network. How much time could this new system save? Lets take a look at the Chevrolet Bolt EV. It currently gets roughly 25 miles of range for every hour spend plugged into a Level 2 fast charger. The new system will give the Chevy Bolt EV up to 180 miles of range in all of 10 minutes. That works out to only 3 miles per minute right now with a jump to 18 miles per minute with the new faster system. Thats a big difference and it makes electric vehicles that much less intimidating to the masses. Tesla, meanwhile, is sitting at about 6 miles per minute. If GM pulls it off, theyll offer charging three times faster than what youll get with Tesla. Nicole Wakelin/BestRide.comBy Greg Zyla More Content NowEntry price: $25,990 Price as tested: $47,870 This week, we drive our very first 2019 model, specifically the Kia Sorento, which arrived in top-class SXL AWD trim with a sixcylinder engine for power. New for 2019 is a front and rear fascia upgrade that really looks good while the rest of the vehicle is pretty much the same as last year. (Which is a good thing). Specifically, Kia Sorento is still on the recommended list of several consumer magazines and the model has received the J.D. Power Highest Rank Midsize SUV Initial Quality AwardŽ the last two years running. Add in some Insurance Institute safety awards and excellent reliability reviews, and youve got a winning combination on your hands. Sorento for 19 comes in six trims of L, LX, LXV6, EXV6, SX and SX Limited. The L and LX entry models are fitted with 185-horse 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines with EPA ratings of 22 city and 29 highway. The LXV6, EXV6, SX and SX Limited receive a fuel injected 290-horse 3.3-liter V6 that delivers 19 city and 24 highway. The V6 Sorentos rely on an enhanced eight-speed automatic and the AWD versions come with the full-time 4x4 system that features a locking center differential. SXL models also ride on quality 19-inch Michelin Premier LTX tires on beautiful chrome alloys that really stand out. Four-cylinder Sorentos come with six-speed automatics and are now seven-passenger units unlike prior Sorento fourcylinders that were built in five-passenger motifs. Kia, meanwhile, continues to surprise consumers with vehicles that are clearly some of the better-built cars on the road. The opposite of this statement lies in the fact that a few decades ago, Kia nameplates garnered little respect and were viewed as a cheaply built and unreliable alternatives for daily transportation. Our top line AWD SXL tester carries a base price of $46,490 and features just about every bell and whistle as standard fare. However, we stress to readers that the entry level seven-passenger Sorento L starts at $25,990 retail and comes wellequipped sans the top level high tech safety equipment. Underneath, a four-wheel independent suspension results in comfortable ride and surprisingly good handling. There is very little lean in tight turns and the four wheel ABS discs stop Kia quickly. With knowledge of Five Star government safety crash ratings, Sorento in any flavor makes all your travels feel a bit more secure. Our 3.3-liter V6 powered SXL delivers acceptable but not great EPA numbers at the aforementioned 19 / 24, although the 4x4 tow capacity is outstanding at 5,000 lbs. Our SXL featured only a few minor options that totaled $390 ala a top roof rail, cargo net and cargo tray. This pushed the final tally to $47,870 retail with $990 delivery included. The best part of the top line Sorento SXL is that all the high tech safety items are standard. Included are smart cruise, lane departure warning, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, blind spot collision warning, lane keep assist correction, rear cross traffic, and more. (Your dealer will fully explain). In ending, Kia Sorento features a good-looking, seven-passenger design that makes for a great midsize choice. Be it brand new, leftover or a certified used model from the new generation that began in 2016, dont hesitate to request a test drive. Remember to check with your Kia dealer for new and leftover incentives. Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and GateHouse Media.Test Drive: 2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD [KIA] Likes: Excellent design, reliability, build, 100,000 mile warranty. Dislikes: V6 fuel mileage suspect, prices can get high pretty quick. problems with Ford, BMW, Kia and Porsche. And the Ford Mustang scored the best of all the top cars in every category.Whats interesting is that our perception data is very dif-ferent,Ž said Akshay Anand, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book. Consumers think Mercedes is rated strong. Con-sumers assume luxury vehicles have better technology. The survey mentioned Ford and Kia? Those are not luxury brands. Its a coup for Ford.ŽAnalysts noted that Ford once was known for horrific technol-ogy problems that inspired the most complaints.This year, the Dearbornbased automaker received top marks from consumers „ specifically for its Mustang, Ford Taurus and Lincoln Continental.In the small and compact car categories, South Korea-based Kia scored with its Kia Rio and Kia Forte.BMW won the small premium and large premium segments with the 2 Series and 7 Series. BMW is based in Munich, Germany.The Porsche 718 scored best in the compact premium category. Porsche is based in Stuttgart, Germany.Detroit-based General Motors saw its Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Silverado and Cadillac Escalade score among the three top vehicles in their respective categories.Fiat Chrysler failed to make the list for any product.While quality of drive is still important to many people, con-sumers appreciate quality sound and entertainment. In-car multimedia has been a problematic category for automakers for several years, as ever-more elaborate navigation, voice recognition and entertainment systems have proliferated in vehicles of every type,Ž Gruber said. While the area is still the leading cause of new-vehicle complaints „ we are seeing some serious improvement across the board.ŽTesla was not included in the study because it builds too few cars to provide a significant sample of participants for the survey.Other vehicles noted for having among the fewest prob-lems: Kia Sportage, Acura ILX, BMW X1, Kia Sorento, Nissan Frontier, Porsche 911, Ford Expedition and Genesis G90, Hyundai Ioniq, Volkswagen Beetle, Porsche Macan and the Lincoln MKC.Fords Jim VanSlambrough, director of Quality for the Americas, said in response to results of the annual study: The technology in your vehi-cle should be helpful, easy to use and make the driving experience less stressful.Ž TECHFrom Page C1 and generally fit better, preventing unfiltered air from sneaking around the filter. What happens if you dont regularly renew your filter? You may notice an odor and gradually reduced ventilation airflow from the vents, heater and defroster. If severely restricted, theres a slight chance of damage to the air conditioning compressor due to decreased evaporator function and the return of liquid refrigerant. Once you see how yucky a cabin filter can become in a years time, youll want it out of the car for sure! An amazing quantity of sludgy, stinky stuff passes through the ventilation system, due in part to leaf and debris buildup at the air inlet near the windshield/hood intersection. Cleaning this area (check under the rear edge of the hood as well), can make a big difference in ventilation air quality, with or without a cabin filter. Cabin air filters are the best thing to ever happen to the quick lube industry! With other vehicle maintenance needs becoming fewer, this super profitable and easyto-perform service couldnt have come at a better time. Adding to this, a large percentage of vehicle owners arent aware they have a cabin filter, or how simple a DIY job many can be. Perhaps you might pay to have this done once, but insist on being shown where the filter is located? Then you can decide if youd like to take from there in the future. FILTERFrom Page C1 emergency braking, front seat side air bags and curtain air bags are standard, as are backup cameras with a birds-eye view. Blind spot and rear cross traffic alerts are standard on all models but the base.The optional Bose audio system in my test car had speakers discreetly mounted in the drivers seat headrest to deliver excellent sound without high volume at a reasonable price. Passengers dont benefit from the feature.The standard touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide easy access to your smart phones navigation and music. Thats better than some luxury vehicles Ive tested that cost more than twice as much as the Kicks I tested.Character lines and flares in the Kicks bodywork are a reminder that an attractive design doesnt cost more than a bland one, just creativity and talent.Competitive EPA fuel economy ratingsAutomatic transmission; front-wheel drive models where available. All vehicles use regular gasoline.€ Nissan Kicks SR: 31 mpg city/36 highway/33 combined.€ Chevrolet Trax FWD LT: 25/33/28€ Ford Ecosport SE FWD: 27/29/28€ Honda HR-V EX: 28/34/31€ Hyundai Kona SEL w/contrasting roof: 28/32/30€ Jeep Renegade Latitude: 22/30/25€ Mazda CX-3 Touring: 29/34/31€ Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES: 26/29/27€ Subaru Crosstrek Pre-mium (AWD-only): 27/33/29Source: www. fueleconomy.govFuel economy, powerMost new small cars and utilities use a little turbocharged engine to combine decent fuel economy and per-formance. The Kicks makes do with a less expensive normally aspirated 1.6L four-cylinder that generates 125 horsepower and 115 poundfeet of torque. Thats less power than the competitors Ive named, but acceleration is acceptable around town. The Kicks labors a bit pass-ing on the highway.The continually variable transmission is smooth and quiet, even under strong acceleration.The EPA rates the Kicks at 31 mpg in the city, 36 on the highway and 33 combined. The key combined figure beats all the competitors Ive named.The downsideThe Kicks looks, safety features and smartphone integration recall more expensive vehicles, but the realities of an entry-level budget enforce themselves on the interior materials. My test car had an attractive soft pad in the middle of the dash-board that looked like leather and had contrasting stitching, but nearly all other surfaces on the doors and dash are hard plastic.The rear seats fold, but not quite flat. That reduces cargo space significantly. The front seat has a single arm rest built into the side of the drivers seat, but no center console with storage and a wider arm rest. There are a couple of cup holders, small map pockets and a bin with barely enough room for a standard iPhone 8, but interior storage is not a strength.The steering is light and a bit loose. Its not a problem, but a reminder that the Kicks chassis was designed and specced with affordability in mind rather than sporty driving.Note: The rod to prop the hood open is very hard to find. If you need to get under the hood, its a short black rod in the rear corner of the hood on the passenger side. The hood is made out of steel and sur-prisingly heavy.VesubehrdictThe Kicks is one of the most pleasant surprises of the year. Its combination of classy looks, ride height, vis-ibility and features deserve a look from anybody looking for a good small vehicle at an appealing price.Key features on vehicle testedStandard equipment: Anti-lock brakes; stability control; blind spot and cross traffic alerts; front seat side air bags; curtain air bags; touch screen; Apple CarPlay; Android Auto; SiriusXM sat-ellite radio; remote start; 17-inch aluminum wheels; power windows, mirrors and locks; push button start; LED low beam and signature lights; fog lights.Options: Two-tone paint; floor mats; Bose audio with speakers built into driver head rest; security system; heated seats. KICKSFrom Page C1

PAGE 23 | Friday, September 21, 2018 C3TV Insider is a weekly roundup of whats happening in the world of television. From ratings winners and losers to the latest news items to what shows are generating buzz, TV Insider keeps you up to date. Dispatches: Weekly TV news € The CW is a triple threat in December when it takes the crossover to new heights. A three-night, three-show event featuring characters from Arrow,Ž The Flash,Ž and SupergirlŽ will introduce Lois Lane, among other new additions. The fun begins with an episode of The FlashŽ on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. € Winter may be coming to Amazon as the retail giants streaming arm adds Game of ThronesŽ writer Bryan Cogman to its impressive list of producers. Cogman, who has written many of ThronesŽ key episodes, has signed a deal to create new TV projects. € Conan OBrien is celebrating 25 years in late night television with a gift to his fans. In a video posted to his Team Coco YouTube channel, he announced that his complete late-night archive will become available online through a new website set to launch in January. Contenders: Shows worth your time € Liberty City, Miami, has the distinction of being the birthplace of an unusually high number of elite football players. Warriors of Liberty CityŽ (Starz) looks at the young gridiron stars who hope to join their ranks. Its the promise of the American Dream as realized through sport and a compelling look at the challenges and triumphs these children and their families face on and off the field. € Netflixs intriguing drama Maniac,Ž starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, premieres Sept. 21. The premise of a drug trial that promises to cure all sickness of the mind, including heartbreak, plus the breakout talent of Julia Garner (OzarkŽ) should make for a binge-worthy weekend. € The remake of Magnum P.I.Ž (CBS, 9 p.m.), along with mysterious airplane drama ManifestŽ (NBC, 10 p.m.), both premiere Sept. 24. Manifest,Ž which poses interesting questions about grief, fate and purpose, has more to offer than the fast cars and scenic landscapes of the Hawaii-based investigator. Report Card: A look at winners and losersWinners: Its football season, and resistance is futile. College FootballŽ on ABC (featuring Ohio State vs. TCU) scored big over the weekend with 7.09 million viewers. Off the field, DatelineŽ brought the numbers with 3.6 million viewers for NBC. Audiences embraced the latest installment of Ryan Murphys fright franchise. The premiere of American Horror Story: ApocalypseŽ was watched by 3.08 million viewers, winning the broadcast night for FX. Losers: In the battle to capture the hearts and minds of news/opinion show viewers, The Rachel Maddow ShowŽ beat Hannity,Ž but only just. The MSNBC show ticked slightly higher than the popular Fox show with 3.67 million viewers to HannitysŽ 3.63 million viewers. And the survey says ƒCelebrity Family FeudŽ hit a new season low when it returned with its first episode since Aug. 26. Melissa Crawley is the author of Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Televisions The West Wing.Ž She has a Ph.D. in media studies and is a member of the Television Critics Association. To comment on Stay Tuned, email her at staytuned@outlook. com or follow her on Twitter at @MelissaCrawley. MOVIES & TVSTAY TUNEDTV Insider: Lois Lane returns to TV MOVIE REVIEWS: LIFE ITSELF By Ed SymkusMore Content NowLife Itself,Ž fairly or not, is going to be known as the bigscreen cousin of the hit TV show This Is Us,Ž which, since my only TV viewing these days consists of Game of ThronesŽ repeats, Rachel Maddow, and WWE Raw,Ž Ive never seen. But Ive been told that it can be very funny, very sad and very unpredictable. So its no surprise that Life Itself,Ž written and directed by Dan Fogelman, who created and has written numerous episodes of This Is Us,Ž is funny, sad and unpredictable. Make that extremely unpredictable, and not just story-wise, though the story, or collection of related stories, does take some catch-you-off-guard turns. Its not easy to latch onto the rhythm of this thing. But knowing that before getting caught up in it, and possibly becoming confused because of its complexity, and knowing that it all eventually comes together into one interconnected story, should be reassuring. The dizzying Chapter One has angry, frustrated Will (Oscar Isaac) trying to set his life straight with a psychiatrist (Annette Benning) after his wife, Abby (Olivia Wilde), left him. At least he says she left him, but there seems to be something else going on here. The explanation gets rather muddled when Samuel L. Jackson starts narrating, then shows up onscreen, playing himself as the narrator. Reality and fantasy begin crisscrossing, and viewers arent going to be sure who to trust. The film is already hilarious and emotional wrenching even before Chapter Two, about 8-year-old Dylan (Kya Kruse), sets out on a twisty-turny road that looks at the close relationship between her and her loving grandfather Irwin (Mandy Patinkin). The young girls first name figures prominently in the story as does the music of late-90s Bob Dylan. And aspects of Chapter Two have direct correlations to Chapter One. But before they can sink in, Chapter Three comes along, switching location from America to Spain, and language from English to subtitled Spanish. Its the initially heartwarming boy-meets-girl story of the Gonzalez family, of Javier Gonzalez (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a foreman on the ranch of wealthy Mr. Saccione (Antonio Banderas), and of the beautiful young waitress Isabel (Laia Costa), who falls as hard for Javier as he does for her. Until, as will happen, love starts to take on a life of its own. But theres also a child, little Rigo (Adrian Marerro), and there are events that „ you guessed it „ are tied to other events that viewers have seen, but that havent happened yet in the proper timeline of the story. In the latter parts of the film there is less humor and an endless supply of drama. And theres Chapter Four, with the dialogue shifting back to English, in which Rigo (now played by Alex Monner) has grown up to college age and moved to America, where circumstances lead to him meeting up with Dylan (also grown up and now played by Olivia Cooke). Its around this point that explanations come out regarding how earlier and later events are joined at the hip. Fogelmans ideas may start out fluttering around in different directions, but when they eventually merge into a focused picture, the result is one of the best dramaticcomedic films of the year. Email Ed at sad, funny look at Life in four chapters Melissa CrawleyBy Dana BarbutoMore Content NowTalk, talk, talkity-talk ... thats all thats going down in Life Itself,Ž the contrived melodrama from Dan Fogelman, the writer and creator of NBCs weekly ugly cry fest This Is Us.Ž In the movie, which Fogelman wrote and directed, characters blabber on and on about life (its unpredictable), love (its complicated) and loss (it hurts). And as if there wasnt already enough gab, Fogelman relies on a persistent narrator to tell us what were supposed to be feeling. Its as though he has little faith in the terrific ensemble hes assembled, led by Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac as the young New York couple at the center of an interconnected narrative fleshing out their family tree. Fogelman does come out of the gate swinging, beginning with a voiceover by Samuel L. Jackson „ as himself „ introducing a character and doling out a lesson on the unreliable narrator.Ž In quick time, a bus strikes and kills a character. Commotion ensues and Jackson declares Im out.Ž Believe me, you wont be far behind. If you stick with it, know that Isaacs not-wellŽ Will Dempsey is unhinged, drinking coffee laced with Xanax and whiskey. We meet him as hes getting thrown out of „ not a bar, but a Starbucks! Later, he recalls to his therapist (Annette Bening) a happy life with his perfectŽ Bob Dylan-loving wife, Abby (Wilde). Its a compelling back-and-forth with Isaac delivering a crazed performance juxtaposed nicely in flashback with a tender turn as the loving husband (think Jack from This Is UsŽ) and expectant father. Well also meet Wills parents (woefully underused Mandy Patinkin and Jean Smart). And then the wheels fall off „ fast, because, you know, as the movie TELLS us, it only takes a single moment to change your life forever. Every character seems to be neckdeep in tragedy, so much so a more apt title might be Death Itself.Ž The action then jumps to Spain, where it languishes for what seems like an eternity, as another young couple (Laia Costa and Sergio PerisMenchet) starts their life together, living and working on an olive farm owned by Antonio Banderas. And, like Will and Abby, life is good, until its not. Yup, the times they are a-changin for Javier and Isabel and their son, Rodrigo (Alex Monner.) Ditto for Dylan (yes, shes named after Him) Dempsey (Olivia Cooke), Will and Abbys daughter. The story spans generations and continents, and Fogelman leaves no clich untouched in navigating a non-linear timeline and shifting perspectives, including re-showing the effects of that tragic bus accident. Believe me, by the end of this drivel, youll be wishing you were the one pasted to the front of that bus. Still, I did like the structure, the continuity of the peanut butter sandwich and the clever use of songs from Bob Dylans 1997 Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind.Ž To describe the plot further would betray the films (flimsy) gimmick. Just know that Fogelman pours the trauma on thick. But in spreading it across the big screen, Fogelman fails to fulfill the movies early promise of unpredictability. Rather, everything falls neatly in place with surprisesŽ you can see coming a mile away. Email Dana at dbarbuto@ tearjerker plods to predictableThis image shows Olivia Wilde, left, and Oscar Isaac in a scene from Life Itself.Ž [AMAZON PICTURES] Life ItselfWritten and directed by Dan Fogelman With Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa Rated R




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