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SALUTE | A6AIR FORCE LEADER MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT LEESBURG HIGH SPORTS | B1RASHON SCOTTS BIG NIGHT LEADS EUSTIS OVER MOUNT DORA LOCAL & STATE | A3NEW BREWSuncreek Brewery opens this week in Clermont @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, September 22, 2018 75 ¢ Salute ....................... A6 Faith ........................ A7 Opinion ....................A9 Weather .................. A10 Sports........................ B1 Homes ...................... C1 Volume 142, Issue 264 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 President reverses course a er allies express concernsBy Jill Colvin and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBIs Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns about their disclosure.The announcement, in a pair of tweets, represented a highly unusual walk-back for a president who has pressed for the release of classified information that he believes will expose really bad thingsŽ at the FBI and discredit spe-cial counsel Robert Muellers investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. The order threatened to fuel further tension between Trump and a law enforcement community he routinely maligns as biased against him and determined to undermine his presidency.The president on Monday had called for the declassification of highly sensitive records from the Russia probe, including a portion of a secret warrant application Trump delays document releasePresident Donald Trump speaks at a spending bill signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System late Thursday in Las Vegas. [EVAN VUCCI/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Alan Suderman and Alex DerosierThe Associated PressWILMINGTON, N.C. „ A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Caro-lina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threat-ening more destruction.With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. The National Weather Service said the river could reach record flood levels late Saturday or early Sunday, and shelters are open.Officials downstream sounded dire alarms, pointing out the property destruction and environmental disasters left in Florences wake.Although the winds are gone and the rain is not fall-ing, the water is still there and the worst is still to come in the Pee Dee,Ž South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday, referring to the eastern part of the state.Georgetown County Administrator Sel Heming-way warned the area may see a flood like it has never seen before. Were at the end of New evacuations ordered because of Florence oodingRed tide is actually a microscopic algae, with the scienti“ c name Karenia brevis. When theres a lot of it in the water, it cause a red or brown discoloration giving it its common name, according to FWC, but most of the time you wont see it. [SUBMITTED] Governor Scott wants to establish red tide research centerBy Jim Turner The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott wants state wildlife commissioners to seek funding for a red-tide research center and to restart a long-dormant task force, as waters along Floridas Gulf Coast continue to face an expanding red-tide outbreak that began last year.Environmentalists said Scotts latest proposals wont cure the ongoing problems and criticized the funding proposal as a cam-paign stunt.In a letter Thursday to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Scott urged creation of a Florida Center for Red Tide Research and reestablish-ment of the Florida Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force. He also called for seeking a funding increase next year from the Legislature for research, as the current outbreak has persisted for 10 months and is believed to have caused the deaths of thousands of fish, manatees, sea turtles and dolphins.This years devastating bloom has left no question „ we must increase our efforts to find a cause and solution for naturally-occurring red tide,Ž Scott wrote to com-mission Chairman Bo Rivard of Panama City.Susan Neel, a spokes-woman for the commission, said the commissioners look forward to discussing his recommendations.ŽScotts letter came as commissioners are slated Wednesday to receive a presentation on the redtide outbreak as they begin two days of meetings in the Gadsden County commu-nity of Havana.As part of the presentation, commission staff will recommend an extension „ in time and location „ of an executive order that made red drum and snook fisher-ies catch-and-release only in parts of Southwest Flor-ida where red tide-related fish kills have been most prevalent.The commission reported that the bloom spans about 145 miles along the coast of Southwest Florida, and the agency has documented 115 manatee and 318 sea turtle deaths this year in the region that are suspected to be related to red tide.Fish kills have been reported in Pinellas, Mana-tee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Monroe counties.Despite numerous recent news releases from the governors office about state efforts to address red tide, Scott has faced criti-cism because of policies his administration has pursued since he took office in 2011, from reducing funding for water-management districts to easing regulations regarding water-quality testing. The criticism comes amid Scotts campaign to try to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.Protesters angered by the impact of red tide con-verged on a Scott campaign appearance this week in the Sarasota County community of Venice. A separate campaign event planned for Naples was later canceled without explanation.Aliki Moncrief, executive director of Florida Conservation Voters, said that while Scotts requests to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arent bad,Ž they fail to address immediate problems that were caused by his policies.ŽRed tide ght By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … Eustis City Council members on Thursday threw their unanimous support behind a resolution opposing the Lake County Historical Museums plan to bring a 9-foot statue of Con-federate General Edmund Kirby Smith to the Lake County Historical Museum in Tavares.On September 17, Groveland City Council members did the same with a unani-mous vote opposing the statue as well. The two cities are the latest governmental entities in Lake County to pass such resolu-tions, having nowjoined ranks with Tavares and Leesburg. The Lake County Commis-sion also seemed to oppose the statue in July after hearing from a group of angry citizens, but then last week commis-sioners indicated they would like to forge a compromise between opponents and supporters of the statue.The statue, which sat at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Cap-itol for the past 100 years, is being replaced by a statue of Eustis joins cities opposing Confederate statue See DELAY, A5 See FLOODING, A5 See CENTER, A5 See STATUE, A5


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Thursday, Sept. 20 Cash 4 Life: 26-32-47-49-51-2 Fantasy 5: 1-6-25-35-36 Friday, Sept. 21 Pick 5 Afternoon: 5-9-0-0-0 Pick 4 Afternoon: 4-8-5-1 Pick 3 Afternoon: 5-2-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 1-5LOTTERY AMES, IOWARecords: Suspect in golfers death struggled after prisonPolice in an Iowa college town had repeated interac-tions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his release from prison and his alleged killing of a star student golfer from Spain.Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Rich-ards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, mental health problems and homelessness after he got out of prison in June. Records show that Richards name also came up in a criminal investigation in which several officers served a warrant at the home of one of his associates in August.Richards is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Iowa State Univer-sity student Celia Barquin Arozamena on Monday.BILLINGS, MONT.Plan to block new mining near Yellowstone endorsedU.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Parks northern boundary.Regional Forester Leanne Marten submitted a letter to the Bureau of Land Management endorsing the plan to withdraw 30,000 acres in Montanas Paradise Valley and the Gardiner Basin from new claims for gold, silver, platinum and other minerals, U.S. Forest Service spokes-woman Marna Daley said.A final decision is up to the office of U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke, who favors the withdrawal. Zinke said in a statement that it could be finalized in coming weeks.GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPGaza of“ cials say Palestinian killed at border protestGazas Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest.Israels military said Palestinians hurled grenades, explosive devices and rocks toward troops and one soldier sustained light injuries from shrapnel. It said aircraft struck several targets in Gaza in response Friday. Gazas militant Hamas rulers are working to escalate weekly protests with addi-tional days and locations since Egypt-mediated cease-fire talks stalled this month. Hamas has been leading protests since March in part to draw attention to a decade-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after it took control of the territory in 2007. The Associated PressBy Laurie KellmanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The con-gressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of cam-paign season.At issue are logistics „ Christine Blasey Fords security, her questioners, the placement of reporters and who is allowed in the hearing room. The back-and-forth also is about how majority Republicans and Democrats answer women who allege assault and the men who deny the accusa-tions in the #MeToo era.Leading the way for the GOP is President Donald Trump, the former reality show star who on Friday attacked Fords credibility and zeroes in on people who make me look as bad as possible.ŽSnapshots of the Wash-ington drama as early voting begins in some states ahead of the Nov. 6 elections: Accusation and denialKavanaugh was headed toward confirmation to the Supreme Court until Ford identified herself to The Washington Post, alleging that he steered her into a bedroom and tried to undress her when both were teenagers in suburban Maryland in the 1980s. He has staunchly denied her account.Most everyone in Congress agreed at first that both should have a chance to tell their sto-ries under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee.The Republican-controlled panel set a hearing for Monday. Kavanaugh accepted, and has spent most of the week at the White House preparing. But Ford said Monday is impos-sible for her, offering instead to testify later in the week under certain conditions.Their allies and opponents are issuing ferocious state-ments, further electrifying the election season atmosphere.Both families „ Kavanaughs and Fords „ have said theyre getting death threats. The leaderTrump spent most of the week unusually restrained and heeding the tone set publicly by counselor Kellyanne Conway. Ford, Conway said, should not be ignored or insulted and should be heard. Trump like-wise avoided casting doubt on her account, at one point even acknowledging the possibility that Ford could make a credible case if she testifies.Then early Friday, Trump questioned Fords cred-ibility and challenged her to provide more evidence than the notes from a therapist reviewed by The Post.He tweeted, I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforce-ment Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!ŽHe also repeated a question he asked on Fox News Thursday night in Las Vegas: The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW. Why didnt someone call the FBI 36 years ago?ŽThere could be many reasons for that, starting with the fact that its not clear Fords alleged account would have been a federal crime. Even now, no one is really asking for a crim-inal investigation. Ford and Democrats want the FBI to add to Kavanaughs background check with more interviews about her allegation. Trump has refused to ask for that. The falloutTrumps abrupt change of course put off at least one person he may need to con-firm Kavanaugh in the Senate Republicans narrowly control, 51-49.I was appalled by the presi-dents tweet,Ž said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Im not saying thats what happened in this case „ but we know allegations of sexual assault are one of the most unreported crimes that exist. So I thought that the presidents tweet was completely inappropriate and wrong.Ž The termsKavanaugh has said he wants to deny Fords accusa-tion in sworn testimony, and as soon as possible. As of Friday, he was scheduled to do so on Monday.Ford says she wants to appear, but has issued a series of conditions that Conway said Friday sound more like demands. The committee is considering Fords terms:€ Security, including by U.S. Capitol Police that could mirror Kavanaughs.€ Reporters kept at a distance, as they are for Kavanaugh and most other high-profile hearings.€ Monday is too soon. She says she needs time to secure her home and family.€ She does not want Kavanaugh in the room when she testifies.€ She wants to the panel to subpoena Mark Judge, the other person Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her. Judge has said he never saw Kavanaugh behave as Ford has described.€Ford would prefer that senators, and not an outside counsel hired by Republicans, question her. Having an out-side counsel would seem too much like a trial, her attorney told the committee. The toughest opticsThe hearing or hearings, if any, would have enormous stakes for Kavanaugh, Ford and their families.But Republicans have the toughest challenge in the Department of How It Looks.The GOP is defending House and Senate majorities in the election, and though Trump is not on the ballot Nov. 6, the contest is widely considered a referendum on his stewardship. The president has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women „ all liars, he has said.Inside the Senate, split 51-49, only six Republicans are women. On the Senate Judiciary Committee zero Republicans are women.In contrast, four Democrats are women „ some with ambitions to challenge Trump in 2020.Haunting every politician is the memory of the 1991 confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas, in which an all-male Senate panel hammered Anita Hill on her allegations of sexual harassment. Thomas heatedly denied the charge and was confirmed. Democrats were in charge, and the spec-tacle is widely regarded as a Senate embarrassment.Democrats suggest now that tough treatment of Ford at the hands of Republicans would victimize her.The woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be, you know, abused again by the system,Ž former Vice President Joe Biden told NBCs TodayŽ show in comments broadcast Friday. Biden, who chaired the Thomas hearing and is considering running for president, said he regrets the way Hill was treated. The GOP approachSenate Republicans agreed almost immediately after Fords name became public that her story should be heard. Theyve offered to hear her in public or private. The Judiciary Committee offered to send its investigators out to talk privately with Ford at a place where shes comfortable.But theyre eager to avoid the spectacle of 11 Republican men cross-examining a woman who says shes been victimized by a man. Doing so would almost certainly evoke the panels handing of Hill and potentially alienate suburban women voters who could decide the elections and control of the House and Senate.Republicans are considering bringing in an outside counsel, possibly a woman, to question Ford.Optics key in ght over Kavanaugh hearingIn this Sept. 4 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, left, attends his con“ rmation hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington. [JACQUELYN MARTIN/ASSOCIATED PRES FILE PHOTO] DATELINES

PAGE 3 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGCops: Man threatened woman with sword concealed in cane An elderly man has been arrested after allegedly unscrewing the bottom of his cane to reveal a sword in inside, waving it and threatening a woman with the blade. Steven C. McClain, 78, of Leesburg, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies were called to the home Thursday afternoon by McClain, who complained that a woman was trespassing and damaging his property. Deputies found no evidence of damage but did find a crying woman walking nearby. The woman said she is a tenant of McClains and that he had been calling law enforcement for two days trying to get her evicted. She said that he was yelling Get out!Ž when he unscrewed the bottom of his cane and began wildly swingingŽ the sword until she ran out of the house. McClain admitted to brandishing the sword, according to the arrest affidavit. MOUNT DORAGilbert Park playground in Mount Dora closed for overhaul Demolition of the Gilbert Park playground began Friday as workers prepare to replace the three-decadeold structure with a piratethemed playground. The new playground will be composed of robinia wood, with ADA-accessible components and will feature a pirate theme. It will include hammock swings, manipulatives, somersault bars, interactive play panels, climbing and multiple slides. Many of the items provide different graduated levels of play, allowing for children to challenge themselves and grow with the playground. The Intrepid Ship will encourage kids to play for hours, explore their imagination and work with their crewmates on how to sail the ship, city officials say. The Jungle Dome will challenge each user of different skills to climb, jump, explore and hangout. Additional play items will include balance beams, stilts and spinners. TAVARES Lake County offering bear-resistant trash cans Lake County is offering bear-resistant garbage carts to county residents living in areas with the most reported human-bear interactions. The carts, purchased through a $85,508 Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission grant, are available at a discounted price of $40 and can be purchased on a first-come, first served basis for residents of Astor, Royal Trails and other affected areas. This years grant also allowed the county to make available both 95-gallon and more compact 65-gallon carts. Lake County Solid Waste staff offers delivery of a new bear-resistant cart in exchange for the residents existing county trash cart. To request a bear-resistant cart, residents may call at 352-343-3776.McClain The FWCs Bear Management Program held a press event at the Tallahassee Museum to demonstrate the use of bearresistant garbage containers. May 18, 2017.[TIM DONOVAN/FWC] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Two years after telling a high school resource officer that she had been molested by a neighbor, a juryWednesdaydecided that Marvin L. Truax II, 58, of Euclid Avenue in Leesburg, was guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child older than 12 but younger than 15.Circuit Judge Lawrence Semento ordered a presentence investigation. The maximum punishment for the second-degree felony is 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.The girl said the man touched her private partsŽ while her mother was cooking dinner for the neighbor and the family on Sept. 13, 2016.The girl said she was sit-ting on a couch in the living room and Truax came over and sat next to her.She said she felt uneasy, so she moved over to a love seat. He followed her there, so she moved back to the sofa, according to the probable cause affidavit.She said she was wearing pajama pants and a shirt, and was chilly, so she put a blanket over her legs. Truax maneuveredŽ his hand beneath the blanket and underneath her clothing, according to the police report. She said he penetrated her with his finger. When questioned by police, the girls mother said she was unaware of the alleged inci-dent. She said she was not in a romantic relationship with Truax but that he sometimes bought food and clothing for her children, which is why she sometimes cooked dinner for him.Questioned by an interviewer at the Lake-Sumter Childrens Advocacy Center, the girl recalled telling him, Marvin, stop. I dont like that.ŽShe said her mother was in and out of the living room and so were her brothers, but they were being loud and active and were not paying attention.She said he called and texted later, saying, You know you liked it.Ž She said he also said, I want to kiss you from your feet to your head.Ž She said he also asked her to touch him, but she refused.She said the incident made her angry and sad.ŽTruax initially denied the allegations but later admit-ted to all but penetrating her with his finger.Leesburg man guilty of molesting girlTruax Kayley Helton serves up some beers at Suncreek Brewery on Friday. [PHOTOS BY CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] New brewery o ers its own brands and other cra beersA new micro brewery entered the Clermont market this week when Suncreek Brewery opened on West Minneola Avenue in the downtown area. Owner Bill Downs is a full-time information technology director who has lived in the area since 2003 and has dabbled in brewing on and off since 1991 but has gotten serious about it the past few years. The brewery had a soft opening this week as it continued to make last-minute tweaks and install equipment and will have a grand opening soon.Suncreek opens in ClermontSuncreek Brewery offers a tap room bar and dining area at their new location in Clermont. By Linda CharltonCorrespondentMINNEOLA … The Florida Ethics Commission recently ruled against a Minneola city councilman who used the city logo on his campaign mailing in violation of state law.The Ethics Commission decided Joseph Saunders, as a member of the Minneola City Council, violated Sec-tion 112.313(6) Florida Statutes (Misuse of Public Position), by using City of Minneola property and/or resources to benefit his reelection campaign.ŽThe Commission, however, declined to levy a punishment against Saunders, noting that he stopped using the logo as soon as he learned that it vio-lated a city ordinance and also because, under the rel-evant ordinance, he is subject to potential criminal prosecu-tion as to a second-degree misdemeanor for unauthor-ized use of the logo.Ž Coming out of the Ethics Commission meeting in Tal-lahassee, Saunders declined to comment.The basic complaint was that Saunders had copied his City of Minneola business card onto the campaign letters, using the card as a letterhead.The investigative report released by the com-mission shows that Saunders sent out approximately 160 of the campaign letters. Accord-ing to the report, Saunders made the decision to use the city logo in an effort to minimize weight, and to save money on mailing. Saunders was on council when the citys ordinance governing use of the citys logo was passed. In October of last year Saunders was called out at a City Council meeting for his use of the city logo. He said later, in response to an email, that I included the City Logo because over many decades my letters included the logo of the organization I worked for. I believed at the time the logo belonged to the people of Minneola, was in the public domain and I had the right to free speech under the Consti-tution. The possibility that a recipient of the letter would Ethics Commission closes case against Minneola councilmanSaunders 8.8 percent salary increases highest among Florida schoolsBy Kevin BrockwayGateHouse MediaGAINESVILLE … The University of Florida is ahead of the rest of the state when it comes to bumping up pay for its full and associate professors.Florida full professors received an average 8.8 percent salary increase in 2017-18, according to an American Association of University Professors fac-ulty compensation survey. Associate professors received an 8.3 percent salary bump.Both figures were the highest increases among 23 Florida colleges and universities listed in the survey. The University of South Florida-St. Petersburg offered the second-highest raises for full professors (6.8 percent), while USFManatee offered the second-highest increases for associate professors (7.7 percent).UF professors get biggest raisesA scene on the University of Florida campus from the “ rst day of the fall 2018 semester. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GAINESVILLE SUN] See RAISE, A4See CASE, A4


A4 Saturday, September 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM Katherine (Kate) Gulick, 68, of Fruitland Park, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 19th, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born and raised in Gloversville, NY, the daughter of the late John and Betty Migliavacca. Kate was a 1967 graduate of Gloversville High School. Upon graduation, she embarked in a retail career working at local Radio Shack stores in Amsterdam and Johnstown, NY. In 1975, Kate and he husband Bob moved to Leesburg, FL. where they owned and operated a motel for a number of years. Later, Kate was employed by the local Ben Franklin store where she began her lifelong passion for arts and crafts. Survivors include her beloved husband of 47 years Robert Gulick; son, Michael Gulick of Fruitland Park; friend, Sandy Rosiek of York, SC; brother, Robert Migliavacca and a nephew Shane Migliavacca of Gloversville, NY. Kate is also survived by her beloved Golden Retriever Bailey who always managed to put a smile on her face. Memorial donations may be made in Kates memory to Cornerstone Hospice at for the wonderful and caring help that they provide. Katherine Gulick Funeral Services TodaysServices IN MEMORY By Frank Fernandez GateHouse MediaNEW SMYRNA BEACH … At some point Mark Uptain, perhaps already fatally injured, managed to blast bear spray on the 400pound grizzly that had attacked him and a New Smyrna Beach hunter in the remote Wyoming wilderness.But it would be too late for the 37-year-old Uptain, an experienced guide and hunter and a father of five. His client, Corey Chubon, despite being injured, managed to flee and call for help.Chubon, 36, declined to comment to The News-Journal at his New Smyrna Beach home. But in an interview he gave WESH-TV he said he believed the bear was going to kill him.I tried to throw the gun to Mark, it didnt make it to him, landed on the ground,Ž Chubon told WESH. Somehow, the grizzly let me go and charged Mark again and thats when I made the decision just to run for my life.ŽHis father, Frank Chubon, said outside the house that his son has been hunting since he was a boy growing up in Pennsylvania but added he would not be commenting about the ordeal anymore.The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating the bear attack and a report is expected to be complete within two months, Brad Hovinga, a regional supervisor, said in a phone interview.Hovinga described Uptain, who lived in Jackson Hole, as a very experienced hunter and a great representative of this community.ŽHe said the attack was unusual for a sow and a yearling since the bears were not guarding food or protecting a cub. The bears had not been star-tled either.Uptain had guided Chubon on a hunt on Thursday, Sept. 13, when Chubon used a bow and arrow to shoot an elk. The next day, they rode horses into the woods to reach the elk near Terrace Mountain deep in the Teton Wilderness, more than half-a-million acres of ridges, meadows and woods in northwest-ern Wyoming.The men were 6 miles as the crow flies from the trailhead where they left their vehicles but probably had to ride their horses about 10 miles to reach the elk, which had been there 12 to 16 hours without being disturbed, Hovinga said.But bears have a keen sense of smell and may have followed the scent to where the men were on a timbered slope pre-paring the elk to pack and take it out of the woods.Uptain was wearing gear which included a handgun. When they went to process the elk, Uptain removed the gear and the gun, placing it in a pile.We heard rock tumble,Ž Chubon told WESH. And all of the sudden we turn around and we see two giant grizzly bears full charge coming right at usŽ.The grizzly sow attacked Uptain first.The bear hit the guide first and then came to (Chubon) and went back to the guide,Ž Hovinga said.During the attack, Chubon got the gun. Hovinga stated thatChubon told his agencys investigators thathe could not get the unfamiliar weapon to fire. But Chubon had also told others that he was afraid of firing and hitting the guide.After he was attacked by the bear, he believed that he was going to be significantly injured and thats when he threw the gun to the guide so that the guide could use it,Ž Hovinga said.Chubon ran several hundred yards to where the men had tied up their horses. Then he rode a horse about three quar-ters of a mile to get a cell phone signal to call or help.Uptain was not able to use the gun. He was able to use the bear spray, Hovinga said. Thepepper spray-like substance is designed to irrigate a bears eyes and lungs.At some point, he was able to deploy his bear spray and it did reach the bear and it could have worked perfectly and stopped the attack,Ž Hovinga said. But whatever those ini-tial injuries were from the initial attack may have been severe enough that he eventually succumbed to those.ŽUptains body was found Saturday. An exam of his body determined that at some point the yearling bear weighing 150 to 200 pounds had also attacked Uptain.Authorities caught the yearling in a foot snare and found the sow nearby. She charged and officials shot the bear. The yearling was also killed.Chubontold WESHhe didnt believe he would make it: When that bear did have me by the back of the leg, thinking to myself that this is it, this is my death and this is how Ill die.ŽMore details released about Florida man attacked by grizzly In this July 6, 2011, “ le photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wy. An attack by a female and her more than 1-year-old cub in the Teton Wilderness east of Grand Teton National Park happened in an area where Wyoming of“ cials are trying to persuade a judge to allow grizzlies to be legally hunted. [AP PHOTO/JIM URQUHART,FILE] be offended by the use of the Logo did not occur to me at the time." Saunders won reelec-tion last year by a narrow margin in a three-way race.One of his opponents, Pam Hull Barber, filed the Ethics complaint against Saunders.Speaking after the Ethics meeting, she said "we live in a country that's governed by laws for a reason not to have chaos. There is a consequence for breaking the law. Character matters." CASEFrom Page A3Salary changes for assistant professors, instructors and nontenure-track faculty at UF were not available, according to the survey. The average full professor salary at Florida is $149,100, second highest in the state behind the University of Miami ($164,200). Associate professors at UF make an average salary of $100,000, while assistant professors earn an average salary of $88,200.UF president Kent Fuchs said he takes into account two factors „ market and merit „ when it comes to faculty sala-ries and salary increases.We work hard at tracking what the faculty in each of our departments get paid here and what their peers are get-ting,Ž Fuchs said.UF faculty received a 3 percent salary pool increase before the start of the 2017-18 school year, according to public documents. Promoted faculty, from assistant to associate and associate to full professors, received salary increases of 9 percent.In addition, merit increases are eligible to professors who have received at least one satisfactory evaluation and have been employed by UF for at least one semester. Merit raises are awarded using exist-ing criteria established by the faculty, chairs, and deans of each unit. UF administrators also have discretion to make market, merit or equity increases to faculty members pay.Fuchs said the pay bumps are in line with UFs mission to climb from a top 10 public insti-tution in the country to a top5 institution. Earlier this month, Florida tied with Georgia Tech as the eighth-highest ranked public institution in the country, according to U.S. World and News Reports 2018-19 college rankings. In addition, UF is in the process of hiring 500 new faculty to reduce its student-to-faculty ratio from 19-to-1 to 16-to-1. About 200 of those 500 faculty mem-bers have been hired.Thats our goal,Ž Fuchs said. To do that, we need the resources to get there ƒ the qual-ity of the employee, they should be paid here what theyre paid elsewhere and we shouldnt under-pay them.Ž RAISEFrom Page A3 By Gary Fineout The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ During his bid for gov-ernor, Democrat Andrew Gillum has reminded voters constantly that he isnt a millionaire like some of the other candidates who sought the office.But a review of property and tax records shows that Gillum is paying extra taxes when he doesnt need to. The Tallahassee mayor has failed to claim a homestead exemption on a nearly 3,200-squarefoot home he owns with his wife in a suburban neighborhood located in the northeast part of the state capital.When asked about it this week, Gillum was unaware he had not claimed an exemption for the house he bought for more than $400,000 in late 2014.Is that right?Ž Gillum said. I need to find out if thats the case. I should be taking advantage of it.ŽThe oversight is unusual since records show that Gillum had received a homestead exemption for a decade on his previous home that was located a mile away. A rough calculation shows that Gillum paid about $500 more in taxes last year because he did not file for the exemption.Homeowners in Florida pay local property taxes that are based on the value of their home, but the state allows homeowners to shield up to $50,000 of the value of their primary residence from most taxes. Its a hefty tax break that many Floridians use. This years preliminary tax roll shows that there are nearly 4.5 million parcels in Florida that receive a homestead exemption.And that tax break could get even bigger this year if voters approve Amendment 1 this November.The amendment, which is opposed by many local government officials, would add another $25,000 to the value of the existing exemption. But this additional break would only apply to homes that are worth $100,000 or more.The proposal is expected to save homeowners about $644 million a year, which has led to fears from city and county govern-ments that passage of the amendment could lead to dramatic cuts in everything from police to park services.If passed by 60 percent of voters it would be one of the most substantial tax cuts pushed through since then-Gov. Charlie Crist and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature put together a substantial property tax overhaul a decade ago. Gillum, who in his role as mayor votes annually on property tax rates for Tallahassee residents, has already come out in opposition to the amendment.Gillum paying extra taxes on homeDemocratic gubernatorial candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, speaks during a debate held at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Cohen Center, July 18 in Fort Myers, Fla. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 A5to monitor the communi-cations of Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser whom the FBI suspected of being a Russian agent. The Justice Department said it had begun complying with the order, though officials had previously strenuously objected to the release of classified information they said could jeopardize the investigation and com-promise secret sources.On Friday, Trump said that instead of moving forward immediately, the departments inspector general had been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis.Ž He tweeted that he believes the office, which is already reviewing FBI actions in the early stages of the Russia probe, will move quickly.The president also noted: In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary. Speed is very important to me and everyone!Ž Trump added.Trump signaled a slow-down in an interview with Fox News on Thursday, when he said that several close allies had called to raise concerns about his decision to order the release of unredacted doc-uments, which also include text messages of several FBI and Justice Depart-ment officials „ including former FBI Director James Comey and ex-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, both fired by the president „ whom the president has for months personally attacked. DELAYFrom Page A1the line of all waters to come down,Ž he said.In North Carolina, where about 100 people were evacuated by boat and air after the Cape Fear River breached a levee and flooded the town of Kelly on Thursday night, a familiar story was unfold-ing as many places that flooded in Hurricane Mat-thew in 2016 were once again inundated. Two years ago, flooding ruined the baseboards and carpet of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake. The congregation rebuilt, This year, water from the Little River water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess and soaked Bibles and hymn books on the floor.Im so sad just thinking about all the work we put in. My gut is turning up,Ž church member Dennis DeLong said. We put a lot of heart and soul into putting it back up.ŽGov. McMaster estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion in a letter that says the flooding will be the worst disaster in the states modern history. McMaster asked congressional lead-ers to hurry federal aid. FLOODINGFrom Page A1Mary McLeod Bethune, a move anticipated sometime next year.A group of local citizens have been going from city to city to drum up opposition to the statue, led by Pastor Michael Watkinsofthe Friendship C.M.E. Churchin Tavares. They argue that the statue has no ties to Lake County because Gen. Smith was born in St. Augustine, a city whose officials today are not interested in acquiring the statue.They also believe the statue represents a time of fear and oppression for African-Americans, when Klansmen and Confederate flags were ubiquitous, and they say bringing the statue to Lake County will just open up old wounds and cause racial division.Those who want the statue displayed at the museum, an initiative being led by its curator Bob Grenier and members of the museums board, say that the statue is merely a part of Florida history. Grenier believes the most logical place for a such a beautiful work of artŽ is a museum.Others who are for the statue coming to the County say that history, whether good or bad, should be remembered.The museum is housed in a building it rents from Lake County govern-ment free of charge. STATUEFrom Page A1I feel like were get-ting to the point where the red tide is getting worse, now its all the way up to Pinellas, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle, its reach-ing epic proportions,Ž Moncrief said. To me, hes doing it (taking the steps) for his own selfserving reasons, which is trying to fool, to trick Florida voters that hes going to do something as a U.S. senator.ŽMoncrief said the state needs to address impacts of climate change, agricultural and stormwater runoff and a lack of man-datory septic-tank inspections.Sierra Club Florida Chapter Director Frank Jackalone was more crit-ical of what he called a half-baked, ineffective plan to Floridas ongoing water crisis.ŽScotts proposal for more research wont cure red tide and green slime,Ž Jackalone said in a prepared statement. The only way to reduce the occurrence, size and sever-ity of harmful algae blooms is to stop the pollution that is feeding it at its source. We need prevention, not more studies.ŽScotts letter to the wildlife commission noted the state has invested an average of $2.5 million annually for red tide,Ž but the request didnt include a price tag to start the center or to restart the task force.Scotts proposed center would also require a newly created position of direc-tor of red-tide response within the commission.The algal-bloom task force, created in 1999, remains in state law but hasnt been funded since 2001. Numerous conser-vation groups have called for restoration of the task forces funding. All 12 Florida Waterkeeper organizations signed a letter to state lawmakers in November 2017 to renew the task force.The request at that time was in response to mas-sive algal blooms in 2016 that resulted in a state of emergency for Martin, St. Lucie and Lee counties.In his letter, Scott said that since he issued an emergency order in August for red tide impacts in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Man-atee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, state agencies have allocated $14 million to various projects, such as assisting small businesses, helping redfish restocking efforts and boosting tourism marketing.The current red tide outbreak began in November 2017.The source is the suspected bloom cycle of a single-celled organism called Karenia brevis algae.While red tide is a seasonal occurrence in Southwest Florida „ and is separate from toxic algae blooms tied to the release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into waterways on the east and west coasts „ the current red tide problems are the worst since 2006, when an outbreak lasted about 17 months.In August, Nelson cointroduced legislation with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., that would direct the federal Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms to study the causes and consequences of algae in Lake Okeechobee and around Floridas south and southwestern coasts. CENTERFrom Page A1Gov. Rick Scott is asking for a research center to be established to battle red tide. [AP PHOTO/STEVE CANNON]


A6 Saturday, September 22, 2018 | SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERANWilly Southerland Town: TavaresBranch of service and rank: Army, spc. 4th classEnlisted or drafted? I enlisted because I needed the money and I didnt like milking cows.What did you do in the service? A little bit of everything. I drove a truck. I was in missiles. I was in howitzers.Why was it important? Its just some of the jobs they have in the military. Theyre all important.What is your most important memory from service? Learning respect. Learning, as a young man, how to cope with life.What did you like least about service? I really didnt have any problems. I came from a farm, and I was used to hard work.What do you want people to understand about war? Wars not good. Lots of people lose their lives „ young men, older men, too. Theres always been war. TODAY SPAGHETTI DINNER: At 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 or go to DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338. MONDAY CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org. TUESDAY BINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to WEDNESDAY VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Leesburg Senior Center, 1211 Penn St. Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169. Call 352-748-7009.CALENDARMaj. Chris Honeycutt making a di erence for Yellow JacketsBy Keith OliverCorrespondentLEESBURG „ To see retired Maj. Chris Honeycutt in action is to witness a poster-boy example of one of the proven bright spots in American education.As the senior aerospace sci-ence instructor at Leesburg High School, Chris has charge of the 120 students enrolled in the Yellow Jackets Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Train-ing Corps (AF JROTC), ably assisted by Master Sergeant Craig Morris and his seventeen years experience with the unit,Ž he said.Part of a nationwide con-sortium comprised of 120,000 cadets in 900 high schools, the young men and women in Leesburg benefit personally and organizationally from a funded structure that emphasizes core values of integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do,Ž according to published Air Force standards.In keeping with Title 10 tenets of the U.S. Code, AFJROTC is a citizenship program and not chartered (for) recruiting for the mili-tary services (and) those students who participate do not incur any obligation to the Air Force.ŽJudging from the way his students respond to him, LHS could not have picked a better mentor than Maj. Honeycutt. At 50, the Eustis High school grad and former enlisted airman walks with an athletes spring in his step, displaying the energy and fitness of a man fifteen years his junior.Honeycutt alternatively spits out aircraft statistics and cadet academic sched-ules from the left side of his brain, then rapidly shifts to the right to espouse his goals for the unit, which always include leveraging Floridas Air Force and Space facilities for memorable field trips.His overt enthusiasm reflects a life lived enjoy-ing what I do.ŽThe son of a career Air Force NCO, Chris found that the values and the family background I have and which initially led me to the Air Force made it easy for me to stay in.ŽHis and wife Jennys only child, son Alex, continues the tradition as a recently-commissioned Air Force second lieutenant stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.During a fast-moving visit to campus last week, the majors cadets were in the midst of their annual blood drive, led by LHS senior Jasmine Ramjeet. The initia-tive, reflective of the national AFJROTC emphasis on com-munity service, had already garnered 200 pints of blood, and theyd only been at it for a few hours.Last year,Ž Cadet Ramjeet briefed, We turned in four hundred pints, which equates to one thousand lives saved.ŽRamjeets mentor knows something of saving „ and protecting „ lives: Honeycutts 20 years service began in the medical field before transitioning to the security forces. Anti-terrorism OfficerŽ heads the list of the majors special qualifications.In addition to fairly stan-dard Air Force stints in Europe and the Arabian Pen-insula, his duties took him to Japan, Thailand, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago.The Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran served as a compound commander and battle captain in Camp Bucca, Iraq and was chief of security for the burgeoning Air Force presence at Camp Al Udied in the country of Qatar, where the Tampa-based U.S. Central Command maintains its forward headquarters.Honeycutts stateside tours included leadership billets at Joint Base Anacos-tia-Bolling in Washingon, D.C., as well as in Florida and Georgia, and he taught col-lege ROTC at the University of Memphis.Air Force leader aims highIf you caught the veterans profile on Mount Doras Brian Bendel in the Salute section last week, it might interest you to know that the Bucket List drummer and former Marine is not the only military man in the local band. As LZ Lakehawk was going to press, Bucket List guitar player Larry Wright was being installed as the new American Legion post commander in Tavares. Larry, who served in Germany during the Vietnam Era, says Post 76 is also in the midst of a membership drive. The former Air Force sergeant asks that interested vets phone him at 352-408-6802. Other Post officers on the new leadership team include 1st ViceCommander Joe Schmidt, 2nd Vice-Commander Al Wellman, Finance Chair Billy Powell and Chaplain Dan Sanders. Nationally, he American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. On the other end of the Armed Forces continuum, Sgt. Luis Rivera of the Leesburg Marine Corps recruiting office, announced that former Yellow Jacket football player Daniel Brady has joined the Marines. Soon-to-be Recruit BradyŽ will step on the yellow footprints at Parris Island, South Carolina, next month, Rivera said.CHAPS CORNERThis week Chaps, aka Lt. Cdr. Bob Haines, USN (ret), of Altoona, hearkened to his time with the Leathernecks in Operation Desert Storm and wanted to share a portion of The Marines PrayerŽ with LZ Lakehawk readers: Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.ŽSAVED ROUNDSHappy Birthday to Rhonda Miller, Marine wife to LZ Lakehawk chopper pilot Maj. Buzzard Miller. The couple resides in very wet Jacksonville, North Carolina „ but they report all is well.Ž „„„ BRAVO ZULU to Umatilla High Schools Army Junior ROTC unit. The Bulldog Battalion is in its eighth year,Ž reports retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Minyard. This is a HOOAH time for us with 15 percent of the school (120 cadets) signed up,Ž said Minyard. Our Drill and Orienteering Teams are in the spotlight right now, with fifty young men and women on each team and multiple competitions scheduled.Ž Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKChange of command at American Legion Post 76Southerland Maj. Chris Honeycutt is in charge of 120 students enrolled in the Yellow Jackets Air Force Junior Reserve Of“ cer Training Corps (AF JROTC) at Leesburg High [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Maj. Chris Honeycutt, left, poses with his wife Jenny and son 2nd Lt. Alexander on his commissioning day. [SUBMITTED] K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver

PAGE 7 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 A7 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Like the father of the demon-possessed son, how many of us have cried out to Jesus, I do believe; help me overcome my unbeliefŽ? The Apostles werent able drive out the evil spirit. But Jesus heard the fathers prayer, as incomplete as it might seem, and healed the son. Jesus admonished the Apostles and told them this kind of spirit only came out with prayer and some manuscripts included fasting. In Matthews account, Jesus told them it was their lack of faith. But as we see here, Jesus can take our little faith, believing yet also with unbelief, and make us whole. The father isnt alone. Throughout the ages men of God have had believed, yet also stained also with unbelief. Look at Abraham when God told him his Sarah would give him a son. Abraham fell face down, in Genesis, laughed and said to himself, Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?Ž And yet, God gave him Isaac. Look at Moses when he led the people of Israel in the desert and gave them manna to eat, but they wanted meat. So, God said they would have meat. Moses said, Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, I will give them meat to eat for a whole month! Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?Ž And yet, God said, Is the Lords arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.Ž And God gave them quail. Look at Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. Zechariah was also an old man when an angel of the Lord, Gabriel, said to him: Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.Ž What did Zechariah reply, How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.Ž Once more, God wasnt happy, but he gave him a son. The angel told Zechariah, I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.Ž Zechariah got back his voice after the birth and said the name him John. Over and over man and woman have declared, I do believe, help me with my unbelief.Ž Over and over, God has. And will continue to do so. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at with little faith, Jesus can make us whole Rick ReedTODAY PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-3304466 or go to WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www.TCOMD. org. SUNDAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to MONDAY OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. GRIEFSHARE CLASSES: Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15. Register at 352-308-8229. TUESDAY LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. WEDNESDAY "NEXT SEASON OF LIFE" SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. THURSDAY LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. FRIDAY WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www.TCOMD. org. CHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Bloom's Baking House and Restaurant, 610 W. Main St. in downtown Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 GROWING IN CHRIST CLASS: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room C-D at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Lunch is provided. Register at church or call 352-259-9305. SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 "THE SCRIBE": At 6 p.m. at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 1703 Lewis Road in Leesburg. A drama/musical about the life of Jesus Christ with Paul Pitts. Free with a freewill love offering. Call 352-326-5738. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 SUMTER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: At 7:30 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at Oxford Assembly of God, U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. Call 352-748-6124 or email to FRIDAY, OCT. 5 HOLY HOUR AND HAPPY HOUR: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Beginners Shabbat Service followed by cocktails and traditional dishes. RSVP to 352-330-4466 or Go to ourchabad. org for information. SUNDAY, OCT. 7 BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. MONDAY, OCT. 8 REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ridgeoutdoors. com. FRIDAY, OCT. 12 SHABBAT SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. MONDAY, OCT. 15 CROHN'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. TUESDAY, OCT. 16 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Email THURSDAY, OCT. 18 RABBI ROUNDTABLE: At 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road in Wildwood. Go to bethsholom” SATURDAY, OCT. 27 SHABBAT SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. SATURDAY, OCT. 27 AND SUNDAY, OCT. 28 STAINED GLASS WINDOWS TOUR: From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. 5th Ave. Details: 352-383-2005 or Carrie Underwood su ered 3 miscarriages in less than 2 yearsBy Lindsey BeverWashington PostFacing what she worried was going to be her fourth miscarriage in less than two years, country music star Carrie Underwood said she curled up next to her 3-year-old son and prayed like she had never prayed in the past.The 35-year-old singersongwriter said on CBS Sunday MorningŽ that she became angry at God.I was like, Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I cant have a kid?Ž she said in an interview over the week-end. Do something. Either shut the door, or let me have a kid. For the first time, I feel like I actually told God how I felt. And I feel like were sup-posed to do that.ŽUnderwood said on the morning news show that when she went to the doctor a couple of days later, she learned her pregnancy was just fine.He heard me,Ž she said, explaining that God heard her prayers, and she and her husband, professional hockey player Mike Fisher, are now expecting their second child.Underwood had a rough year in 2017. She fell while walking her dogs „ breaking her wrist, chipping a tooth and injuring her face, requiring 40 to 50 stitches, according to People magazine. She also lost two pregnancies „ and then a third one this year, she said.She said on the show that 2017 just wasnt how I imag-ined it.ŽWe got pregnant early 2017, and it didnt work out,Ž she added, her voice cracking. It happens. And that was the thing in the beginning „ it was like, Okay, God, we know this just wasnt your timing, and that is all right. We will bounce back and figure a way through it.Got pregnant again in the spring, and it didnt work out. Got pregnant again early 2018 didnt work out. So, at that point, it was just kind of like, Okay, whats the deal? What is all of this?  Underwood said that at the time, she was scared to allow herself to get angry.Were so blessed,Ž she said on the morning show. My son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing, and hes the best thing in the world and Im like, If we can never have any other kids, thats okay because hes amazing, and I have this amazing life. Really, what can I complain about? I cant. I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incred-ible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No.ŽEarlier this month, Under-wood told Redbook that at 35, she thought she and her hus-band may have missed our chance to have a big family.ŽWe always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older,Ž she told the magazine, adding that until that time, she and her hus-band plan to continue helping other children through chari-table organizations.Our focus right now in our lives is helping as many kids as possible,Ž she added. When asked about her suc-cesses, Underwood told CBS Sunday MorningŽ that it has been a balance.You cant win all the time,Ž she said. Youve got to have some downs to realize when youre up.ŽCounting her blessingsArtist Carrie Underwood performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on June 8 in Nashville, Tenn. [LAURA ROBERTS/ INVISION/AP]


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Perhaps the National Rifle Association is so accustomed to having its way with the Florida Legislature that the organizations former president was really shocked last year when lawmakers approved modest gun regulations following the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. And perhaps former NRA President Marion Hammer is truly appalled that a Republican leader „ Bill Galvano of Bradenton, the incoming Senate president „ would dare to accept a $200,000 contribution to his political committee from Everytown for Gun Safety, which espouses reasonable, constitutional regulations. Or maybe she simply felt the need to go down swinging and take the opportunity to appeal to her political base. In an email distributed Monday, responding to Galvanos acceptance of the six-figure check, Hammer wrote: Looks like our Second Amendment Rights were sold for a large contribution from anti-gun former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Ž Bloomberg founded the Everytown nonprofit. Galvano responded: I will make no apologies for the responsible steps we took in a bipartisan manner in the wake of the worst school shooting in our states history. I have made it clear that as Senate President I will continue to advocate for increased safety and security in our schools. I am grateful for the support.Ž Good for him. There is irony in the NRA accusing politicians of selling out in exchange for contributions. But the law passed in the aftermath of the shootings at the Parkland high school was hardly a sellout. Senate Bill 7026, which Gov. Rick Scott signed, raised the minimum age for gun purchases to 21 from 18. It imposed a three-day waiting period on the sale of rifles „ including semiautomatics like the AR-15 used to kill 14 students and three staff members at the school. And it banned the sale or transfer of bump stocks. These changes in state law were modest yet warranted. Whats more, the age-limit and waiting-period regulations are consistent with other laws in our gun-friendly state. Previously, Floridians had to be 21 to buy a handgun, but could purchase a semiautomatic rifle at 18: That inconsistency made no sense, and it allowed the shooter at 19 to legally buy the weapon he allegedly used to commit mass murder. Similarly, the three-day waiting period for a handgun purchase did not apply to rifles. Bump stocks effectively give semiautomatics the capabilities of automatic weapons; automatics have long been banned under federal law. The Legislature did not act to significantly limit or restrict access to semiautomatics or the highcapacity magazines that have been used throughout the nation as weapons of mass destruction. Consider: Florida law prohibits hunters from using semiautomatic rifles with magazines of more than five rounds. Yet Cruz packed magazines with 10 rounds „ and the class of rifle he owned accommodates magazines of 40 bullets. In other words, Florida law remains more protective of deer than of schoolchildren. It is sad that modest provisions in SB 7026 signified significant change in Florida, but progress was welcome „ except by the NRA. The Sarasota Herald-TribuneANOTHER OPINIONNRA ghts even modest gun laws ANOTHER OPINION Government is made up of climate change deniersOne of the issues that polarizes our nation is climate change. On one side you have many that deny the existence of climate change, most come from the right side of the political spectrum. The views are created by propaganda from the fossil fuel industry, which benefits from burning fossil fuel. They also can buy politicians to support their agenda with campaign contributions. On the other side you have more than 98 percent of the worlds scientists and most countries. India and China have massive projects to create wind and solar power farms to create electricity. Many nations are making plans to have only electric cars in the near future. Climate change is not something coming in the future „ it is here. Our oceans have risen and the upper water temperatures are at record highs. The warmer the ocean is, combined with warmer air, more rain that is produced. The evidence is in the record rainfall last year and this year in the storms we have had. In the United States, we have too many people in key positions that are climate change deniers. We were the only country to pull out of the Parris Accords. It is a sad reflection on our voters that we have allowed climate deniers to control out government. But, on Nov. 6 we have an opportunity to vote for politicians that are interested in preserving our planet, not destroying it.Marvin Jacobson, ClermontNo proof of a permanent warming periodIn a recent letter titled, Climate Change and Gullibility,Ž a frequent contributor gives the often-cited conclusion that study of the climate is science and no matter what politicians and pundits say, it is a fact which we must accept.Ž My question is: by what and whose metrics? You might be astounded to find there is not one iota of proof that we are in a manmade, permanent warming period. Just saying its true a million times merely means it is hypothetical, at best. In other words, while global warming is real, it being permanent and/or man-made is nothing more than plausible. Conversely, it is also virtually impossible to prove a negative. My assertion was that, given the facts available, it is more likely that these 44-year cycles will continue to alternate and will reiterate that the next cold cycle should begin in 2028. Looking at the article, if we owned a business that would be significantly impacted by penalizing carbon emissions, certainly we would be concerned that we were guilty of nothing more than being ripe for pickingŽ and would resist by whatever means available. The author apparently knowsŽ what the carbon industryŽ motives and resistance methods are. During the previous 44-year cold cycle, the inevitable ice age was also causedŽ by carbon emissions. By the late 1980s, after the recent warm period began in 1984, there were dozens of rationalizations for their computer model misinformation. One example was that by simply changing assumed percentage of cloud cover in their model by 20 percent, they could explain their previous mistake. Global winter was no more and a new clich and global warming, not climate change, was born. The climate industrys carbon credit sales made some people rich and they are ready to do it again. Whom do you believe to be the gullible?Jim Freeman, LeesburgLETTERS TO THE EDITOROne day this week, in the public restroom shared by students and faculty at U Conn where I teach, I noticed that in the stall next to mine a young woman had her clothes down around her feet and pooled directly on the tiled floor. They were overalls. As a person who, in her youth, also wore overalls, I know that the great inconvenience of that particular clothing choice is the impossibility of using the toilet without more or less removing your entire outfit. But as an adult, it took all my inner strength not to yell, For heavens sake, kid, pick your clean clothes up off the toilet floor. Pay attention.Ž That girl needed to go to Gina School. The concept of Gina School was introduced into a recent conversation by another young woman, the daughter of a good friend, at a dinner celebrating the anniversary of her parents. I was seated next to the daughter and her longterm boyfriend. A young man of good character and steady habits, the 24-year-old nevertheless lacked certain graces. The hosts had carefully chosen the dishes to be served, addressing the dietary needs of 20 guests from four countries, and chosen wines to accompany the food. For non-drinkers, there was sparkling water. The nice young man, however, rather grandly ordered a rum and Pepsi to be served with the first course. He announced, What can I say? Im not a wine guy.Ž His girlfriends face scrunched up, like cat sniffing a lemon. I whispered, Then have the water. Dont make the servers schlep all the way to the bar in a different part of the restaurant to fetch you rum and canned soda when nobody offered it to you and nobody else is having it.Ž His girlfriend, who overheard and approved, asked, Can he attend Gina School?Ž Because even the Pepsi fan thought it was a good idea, here are some of Gina Schools basic lessons: When asked at an interview to describe your major flaw, do not say, I work too hard.Ž Given that every job applicant since the Earths crust cooled has used that line, youve just demonstrated that you dont exactly work too hard coming up with original answers. Instead, speak thoughtfully, carefully and memorably. Learn how to shake hands like an adult: no dead-fish fingertip presentation; no machine-like pumping action; no grabbing and holding hostage the handshakee. Learn to become comfortable looking someone in the eye without heavy blinking, lip biting and/or nose rubbing. You are in a live-action world in real time where your expression matters. Understand that you will be evaluated by the impression you make and that if you slouch, whine, sigh and smell like weed, youre not going to seem like a great catch no matter how impressive your grades, letters of recommendation, test scores, looks or ultimately even your family connections. Learn the names of everybody you deal with on a regular basis and your life will be immeasurably better. Saying Im no good with namesŽ is a lazy way of excusing yourself from believing that other people are important. Clean up after yourself. You ate from it, cooked in it or finished it? Dont just leave it there. Wash it and replace it. The world is not your mother, and even your mother is getting tired of this stuff. Learn to address an envelope and use a stamp. Then go to the post office and mail those thank-you notes youve handwritten. Offer to help. The worst thatll happen is youll be shooed away by somebody who has the situation under control. Offer directions if folks are puzzling over street signs or maps. Offer to take a picture of a big group so they can all be in the photo. Offer whatever gesture might make somebodys day a little bit easier and itll make your own day better. Dont let shyness get in the way of kindness. Pick everything up off the floor, kid. Pay attention and be generous and youll do just fine in life. Gina Barreca is a board of trustees distinguished professor of English literature at University of Connecticut.ANOTHER OPINIONDont drop your clothes in a public bathroom stall OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, September 22, 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 Steve MegargeeAssociated PressKNOXVILLE, Tenn. „ The annual September matchup between Florida and Tennessee doesnt have the same meaning it carried back when the game usually decided the SEC East title.But what this series has lost in national relevance, it has gained in suspense.Florida beat Tennessee 26-20 last year on a 63-yard Hail Mary pass as time expired. In each of the three Tennessee-Florida games before that, the winning team trailed by at least nine points in the second half before rallying.Theyll meet again today (7 p.m., ESPN) at Neyland Stadium as two rebuilding programs with storied histories try to earn their first signature wins under new coaches.Youre a prime-time ESPN game, so theres a lot of people out there (that) still think that it is a big game,Ž Florida coach Dan Mullen said. The feel within the program, I think both programs obviously want to get back to where this has a big (role in or) something to do with who wins the East. I think that always adds to the rivalry, but I still think everybody feels its a pretty big game.ŽIt still may be big, but the stakes have changed.Stakes have changed, but UFUT still has dramaTeammates celebrate with Florida running back Jordan Scarlett (25) after he scored a touchdown during a game against Colorado State last week in Gainesville. [BRAD MCCLENNY/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressATLANTA „ Not even one bad hole could keep Tiger Woods from a share of the 36-hole lead for the first time in more than three years. Woods hit his stride Friday on the back nine at East Lake with three birdies and an 8-foot par save over four straight holes, giving him a two-shot lead as he started to build some separation against a 30-man field at the Tour Championship.One tee shot brought him back.He went from the deep rough left of the 16th fairway to a plugged lie in a bunker that left him no choice but play away from the green, and he missed a 12-foot putt to take double bogey. A two-putt birdie on the final hole gave him a 2-under 68 and a tie with Justin Rose.Woods considers it a victory to have made it to the Tour Championship coming off a fourth back surgery. Hes not ready to think about the prospect of ending his remarkable comeback season with his 80th PGA Tour victory.We have a long way to go,Ž Woods said. This is not an easy golf course.ŽRose, in his debut at No. 1 in the world, played in the group ahead of Woods and could hear all about it with an enormous gallery right behind him. He birdied three of his last six holes to offset a bogey for a 67. They were at 7-under 133.Rory McIlroy made enough birdies to offset his mistakes in a round of 68. He was two shots behind.Woods, Rose share lead at East Lake See GOLF, B5 See GATORS, B5By Paul Jenkins pauljenkins@dailycommercial.comTHE VILLAGES … The tradition for The Villages football team is that whenever they earn a shutout on the field, the players are rewarded with doughnuts on Monday. If the Buffalo players devour those dough-nuts the way they chewed up Lecantos offense on Friday night, those sweet treats will be gone in seconds. Holding Lecanto to minus-9 yards of offense for the game, The Villages turned in a dominating defensive performance that was more than enough to overcome a sluggish offen-sive showing of its own while cruising to a 35-0 victory at the Range. The shutout was the third of the year for the Buffalo as they improved to 4-0 on the season heading into a show-down on the road against Crescent City next week. Im real pleased,Ž The Villages coach Richard Pettus said. We are a long ways from really peaking, but you dont want to peak too early. On defense weve got 11 guys who believe in what were doing and they are flying to the ball. For this to be a special year, weve got to win on defense first.Ž The Villages blanks LecantoBy Frank Jolley frankjolley@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … The streak is over!Rashon Scott ran for 432 yards and four touchdowns, and Brett Zachman kicked a 34-yard field goal with 17 seconds to play to lift Eustis to a 45-42 win against Mount Dora at the Panther Den.The win was the first for the Panthers against Mount Dora since 2008.This feels great,Ž said Eustis coach Mike Hay. Not only did snap the streak and help us start one, it was against Mount Dora. (Mount Dora coach Frank Scott) has done a great job with his players and they were cer-tainly ready to play.Rashon was unbelievable. Hes such a special kid in the classroom and in the weight room.ŽScott, who totaled more than 550 yards including kickoff returns, set up Zachmans heroics with an 86-yard kickoff return to the Mount Dora 10 yard line. The Hurricanes defense stiffened and kept Eustis out of the end zone on three plays.After thinking about going for it on fourth and long, Hay decided during a timeout to use Zachman, whose kick split the uprights and easily cleared the crossbar.Brett had surgery on Tuesday for a sinus infection and didnt come back to school until Thursday,Ž Hay said. He told me if we gave him a chance, hed kick one for us.ŽThe back-and-forth affair featured 11 lead changes. The teams combined for 1,049 yards … Eustis finished with 586 yards and Mount Dora totaled 463.Scott wasted little time making a statement. The slippery senior took a handoff on Eustis second offensive play and raced around the right side and down the sidelines, virtu-ally untouched, on a 71 yard scoring dash to open the scoring. After struggling in its first two possessions, including getting turned away on a first-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Mount Dora got untracked on its third possession. Boosted by a 28-yard run by Isayah Hatter to keep the drive alive, Hur-ricanes quarterback Tyler Schwarz scrambled around long enough on third down to find Austin Berg in the end zone on an 11-yard touch-down pass.The second quarter was a shootout, with both teams scoring a pair of touchdowns.Eustis downs Mount Dora Eustis Rashon Scott slips between two Mount Dora defenders for a gain Friday night. [JOE OTT PHOTOS / CORRESPONDENT] Bu alo hold visitors to negative yardage in dominating 35-0 win Rashon Scott runs for 432 yards in shootout winMount Doras Roman Newkirk tries to shed a Eustis tackler Friday night. See VILLAGES, B3 See EUSTIS, B3


B2 Saturday, September 22, 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 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Federated Auto Parts 400, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 10:05 p.m. HBO „ Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, for Golovkin's WBC and WBA middleweight titles, at Las Vegas (taped) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC „ Notre Dame at Wake Forest BTN „ Minnesota at Maryland CBSSN „ Nevada at Toledo ESPN „ Georgia at Missouri ESPN2 „ Boston College at Purdue ESPNEWS „ Navy at SMU ESPNU „ Ohio at Cincinnati FS1 „ Nebraska at Michigan FSN „ Akron at Iowa St. SEC „ Kent St. at Mississippi 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Clemson at Georgia Tech BTN „ Tulane at Ohio St. CBS „ Texas A&M at Alabama CBSSN „ Virginia Tech at Old Dominion ESPN „ Kansas St. at West Virginia ESPN2 „ FIU at Miami ESPNU „ N. Illinois at Florida St. FS1 „ Kansas at Baylor 4 p.m. ESPNEWS „ UConn at Syracuse SEC „ South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4:30 p.m. FOX „ TCU at Texas 7 p.m. CBSSN „ NC State at Marshall ESPN „ Florida at Tennessee ESPN2 „ Mississippi St. at Kentucky ESPNU „ Louisiana Tech at LSU FS1 „ Texas Tech at Oklahoma St. 7:30 p.m. BTN „ Michigan St. at Indiana SEC „ Arkansas at Auburn 8 p.m. ABC „ Stanford at Oregon ESPNEWS „ East Carolina at USF 8:30 p.m. FOX „ Wisconsin at Iowa 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 „ Air Force at Utah St. 10:30 p.m. CBSSN „ E. Michigan at San Diego St. ESPN „ Arizona St. at Washington ESPNU „ Howard vs. Bethune-Cookman, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) EQUESTRIAN 1 a.m. (Sunday) NBCSN „ FEI World Equestrian Games, Driving Marathon Test, at Mill Spring, N.C. (same-day tape) GOLF 7:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, third round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 12:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Tour Championship, third round, at Atlanta 2:30 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, Tour Championship, third round, at Atlantic Beach, Fla. NBC „ PGA Tour, Tour Championship, third round, at Atlanta 4:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Sanford International, second round, at Sioux Falls, S.D. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. FOX „ Regional coverage, Philadelphia at Atlanta OR San Francisco at St. Louis 4 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees OR Tampa Bay at Toronto SUN „ Tampa Bay at Toronto 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Boston at Cleveland OR Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox FS-Florida „ Cincinnati at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, San Diego at L.A. Dodgers OR Minnesota at Oakland (games joined in progress) MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8:30 p.m. FS2 „ UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Sao Paulo, Brazil 10:30 p.m. FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders, at Sao Paulo, Brazil SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Fulham vs. Watford 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund FS2 „ Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Monchengladbach 10 a.m. CNBC „ Premier League, Cardiff City vs. Manchester City NBCSN „ Premier League, Liverpool vs. Southampton 12:20 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Schalke vs. Bayern Munich 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Tottenham 4:30 p.m. LIFE NWSL, championship, North Carolina at Portland 10:30 p.m. FS2 „ Liga MX, Tijuana vs. Pachuca SPORTS BRIEFSARLINGTON, TEXASRangers “ re Banister after another losing yearThe Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Ban-ister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons.Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banisters fourth season, and general manager Jon Daniels said the decision wasnt based on the record.There are times when youre looking for a new voice, and the new voice for the leadership,Ž Daniels said. Jeff did a very good job for us. Ton of passion and energy and care for everybody involved, and we just made a decision that a new voice at this point was needed.Ž The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 2 0 0 1.000 47 32 New England 1 1 0 .500 47 51 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 77 58 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 Cleveland 1 1 1 .500 60 59 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 70 37 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 GameCleveland 21, N.Y. Jets 17Sunday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, CarolinaTHURSDAYS LATE SUMMARY BROWNS 21, JETS 17NEW YORK 0 14 0 3 „ 17 CLEVELAND 0 3 11 7 „ 21 Second Quarter NYJ„Crowell 7 run (Myers kick), 14:56. NYJ„Crowell 2 run (Myers kick), 7:54. Cle„FG Joseph 45, :23. Third Quarter Cle„FG Joseph 27, 5:21. Cle„Hyde 1 run (May“ eld pass from Landry), :42. Fourth Quarter NYJ„FG Myers 28, 8:56. Cle„Hyde 1 run (Joseph kick), 2:04. A„67,431. NYJ Cle First downs 14 20 Total Net Yards 268 323 Rushes-yards 30-107 33-133 Passing 161 190 Punt Returns 1-12 5-20 Kickoff Returns 1-22 1-19 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-0 Comp-Att-Int 15-31-2 21-37-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-8 4-30 Punts 7-49.1 8-33.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards 6-55 5-41 Time of Possession 29:08 30:52 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„New York, Powell 14-73, C rowell 16-34. Cleveland, Hyde 23-98, Taylor 4-22, D.Johnson 2-9, Chubb 2-6, May“ eld 2-(minus 2). PASSING„New York, Darnold 15-31-2169. Cleveland, Taylor 4-14-0-19, May“ eld 17-23-0-201. RECEIVING„New York, Enunwa 4-57, Kearse 3-35, R.Anderson 2-22, Crowell 2-17, Herndon 2-(minus 1), Pryor 1-25, Tomlinson 1-14. Cleveland, Landry 8-103, Callaway 4-20, Higgins 3-32, Njoku 2-36, D.Johnson 2-24, Hyde 2-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS„None.NFL INJURY REPORTThe updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation):SundayBUFFALO at MINNESOTA „ BILLS: OUT: DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Phillip Gaines (elbow), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder), RB Taiwan Jones (head), WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (rib). VIKINGS: OUT: RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), DE Everson Griffen (knee), TE David Morgan (knee), CB Marcus Sherels (ribs). QUESTIONABLE: RB Mike Boone (groin). CHICAGO at ARIZONA „ BEARS: OUT: CB Marcus Cooper (hamstring), S DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm). CARDINALS: OUT: DT Olsen Pierre (toe), T Andre Smith (elbow). QUESTIONABLE: WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), S Rudy Ford (ankle), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), DE Markus Golden (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles). CINCINNATI at CAROLINA „ BENGALS: OUT: RB Joe Mixon (knee), C Billy Price (foot). QUESTIONABLE: LB Preston Brown (ankle), DE Michael Johnson (knee). PANTHERS: OUT: TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness), S DaNorris Searcy (concussion), G Trai Turner (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: WR Damiere Byrd (knee), CB Donte Jackson (groin). DALLAS at SEATTLE „ COWBOYS: OUT: DT Maliek Collins (knee), C Travis Frederick (illness). QUESTIONABLE: WR Cole Beasley (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). SEAHAWKS: OUT: WR Doug Baldwin (knee), G Ethan Pocic (ankle), LB K.J. Wright (knee). QUESTIONABLE: C Justin Britt (shoulder), LB Mychal Kendricks (ankle). DENVER at BALTIMORE „ BRONCOS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Adam Jones (thigh), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), S Dymonte Thomas (abdomen), T Jared Veldheer (concussion). RAVENS: OUT: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). QUESTIONABLE: LB Matt Judon (hamstring), LB C.J. Mosley (knee), DT Michael Pierce (foot), T Ronnie Stanley (elbow). GREEN BAY at WASHINGTON „ PACKERS: OUT: CB Kevin King (groin). QUESTIONABLE: LB Oren Burks (shoulder), CB Davon House (biceps), S Josh Jones (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). REDSKINS: OUT: S Troy Apke (hamstring), G Shawn Lauvao (calf). QUESTIONABLE: LB Zach Brown (oblique), WR Maurice Harris (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee). INDIANAPOLIS at PHILADELPHIA „ COLTS: OUT: DT Denico Autry (ankle), T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), TE Jack Doyle (hip), RB Marlon Mack (foot, hamstring), DT Hassan Ridgeway (calf), CB Quincy Wilson (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: S Clayton Geathers (knee, elbow), CB Chris Milton (concussion). EAGLES: OUT: RB Jay Ajayi (back), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: RB Corey Clement (quadricep), LB Kamu GrugierHill (groin), WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), T Jason Peters (quadricep). L.A. CHARGERS at L.A. RAMS „ CHARGERS: OUT: T Joe Barksdale (knee), DE Joey Bosa (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Travis Benjamin (foot), TE Antonio Gates (illness), RB Derek Watt (thumb). RAMS: OUT: K Greg Zuerlein (groin). DOUBTFUL: LB Mark Barron (ankle). NEW ORLEANS at ATLANTA „ SAINTS: OUT: DT Tyeler Davison (foot), LB Manti Teo (knee). FALCONS: OUT: RB Devonta Freeman (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), LB Corey Nelson (calf), DE Derrick Shelby (groin). N.Y. GIANTS at HOUSTON „ GIANTS : OUT: CB Eli Apple (groin), LB Olivier Vernon (ankle). TEXANS: OUT: CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). QUESTIONABLE: WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), TE Jordan Thomas (hip). OAKLAND at MIAMI „ RAIDERS: OUT: DT P.J. Hall (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Nick Nelson (hamstring). DOLPHINS: QUESTIONABLE: S Reshad Jones (shoulder). SAN FRANCISCO at KANSAS CITY „ 49ERS: OUT: G Joshua Garnett (toe). QUESTIONABLE: WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder). CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Ben Niemann (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: RB Spencer Ware (knee) TENNESSEE at JACKSONVILLE „ TITANS: OUT: RB David Fluellen (groin), T Dennis Kelly (illness). QUESTIONABLE: T Jack Conklin (knee), LB Kamalei Correa (back), S Kendrick Lewis (foot), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow). JAGUARS: QUESTIONABLE: G A.J. Cann (triceps), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe), CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle), RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle). NEW ENGLAND at DETROIT „ PATRIOTS: OUT: TE Jacob Hollister (chest). DOUBTFUL: S Patrick Chung (concussion), DE Trey Flowers (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: T Marcus Cannon (calf), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (hip), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), CB Eric Rowe (gr oin). LIONS: OUT: T Andrew Donnal (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (hip), WR Marvin Jones (ankle), G T.J. Lang (back), TE Michael Roberts (knee), CB Darius Slay (concussion).MondayPITTSBURGH at TAMPA BAY „ STEELERS: DNP: S Morgan Burnett (groin), G David DeCastro (hand), T Marcus Gilbert (hamstring), DE Stephon Tuitt (illness). FULL: DE Tyson Alualu (shoulder), G Ramon Foster (knee), CB Joe Haden (hamstring), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related). BUCCANEERS: DNP: DT Beau Allen (foot), CB Marcus Williams (hamstring). LIMITED: S Chris Conte (knee), T Demar Dotson (knee), WR Chris Godwin (toe), T Donovan Smith (knee), DT Vita Vea (calf). FULL: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), CB Brent Grimes (groin), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee). GOLF PGA TOURTOUR CHAMPIONSHIPFridays leaders at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,346; Par: 70 (35-35)Second RoundJustin Rose 66-67„133 Tiger Woods 65-68„133 Rory McIlroy 67-68„135 Billy Horschel 71-65„136 Patrick Cantlay 71-65„136 Jon Rahm 68-68„136 Justin Thomas 67-69„136 Kyle Stanley 69-68„137 Rickie Fowler 65-72„137 Hideki Matsuyama 72-66„138 Tommy Fleetwood 69-69„138 Xander Schauffele 68-70„138 Tony Finau 67-71„138 Gary Woodland 66-72„138 Aaron Wise 70-69„139 Dustin Johnson 69-70„139 Webb Simpson 69-70„139 Paul Casey 68-71„139 Kevin Na 72-68„140 Jason Day 68-73„141 Marc Leishman 73-69„142 Patton Kizzire 71-71„142 Bubba Watson 70-72„142 Cameron Smith 70-73„143 Phil Mickelson 73-72„145 Francesco Molinari 70-75„145 Keegan Bradley 73-73„146 Patrick Reed 72-74„146 Bryson DeChambeau 71-75„146 Brooks Koepka 69-78„147PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSSANFORD INTERNATIONALFridays leaders at Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, S.D. Purse: $1.8 million. Yardage: 6,729; Par: 70 (34-36)First RoundJerry Smith 30-33„63 Brandt Jobe 32-31„63 Steve Stricker 30-33„63 David McKenzie 32-31„63 Scott McCarron 32-32„64 Lee Janzen 32-32„64 Paul Goydos 31-33„64 Mike Goodes 33-32„65 John Huston 32-33„65 Todd Hamilton 32-33„65 Bob Estes 31-34„65 Kevin Sutherland 33-32„65 Tommy Armour III 34-32„66 Wes Short, Jr. 32-34„66 Dudley Hart 33-33„66 Scott Parel 34-32„66 Rocco Mediate 33-33„66 Duffy Waldorf 34-32„66 Kirk Triplett 33-33„66 Tom Byrum 33-34„67 Steve Jones 34-33„67 Corey Pavin 32-35„67 Kent Jones 31-36„67 Tom Pernice Jr. 34-33„67 Billy Andrade 34-33„67 Colin Montgomerie 34-33„67 David Toms 32-35„67 Joe Durant 34-33„67 Doug Garwood 32-35„67 Tommy Tolles 33-34„67 Mark Walker 34-33„67 Ken Tanigawa 33-34„67 Glen Day 33-35„68 Larry Mize 33-35„68 Tom Gillis 34-34„68 Gary Hallberg 33-35„68 Olin Browne 34-34„68 Jesper Parnevik 33-35„68 David Frost 35-33„68 Tim Petrovic 34-34„68 Jeff Maggert 33-35„68 Jerry Kelly 35-33„68 Esteban Toledo 34-34„68 Jay Haas 35-33„68 P.H. Horgan III 35-33„68 Mark Calcavecchia 35-34„69 Scott Dunlap 34-35„69 Steve Pate 36-33„69 Stephen Ames 35-34„69 Woody Austin 34-35„69 Marco Dawson 36-33„69 John Daly 33-36„69 Tom Kite 33-36„69 Paul Broadhurst 34-35„69 Mike Small 34-35„69 Peter Lonard 34-36„70 Dan Forsman 36-34„70 Billy Mayfair 33-37„70 Mark OMeara 37-33„70 Carlos Franco 36-34„70 Fran Quinn 34-36„70 Clark Dennis 35-35„70 Mark Brooks 36-35„71 Blaine McCallister 33-38„71 Jeff Sluman 35-36„71 Sandy Lyle 36-35„71 Joey Sindelar 35-37„72 Brian Henninger 33-39„72 Chris DiMarco 34-38„72 Darren Clarke 35-37„72 Chad Proehl 36-36„72 Jay Don Blake 35-38„73 Robert Gamez 39-34„73 John Harris 34-39„73 Tom Lehman 37-36„73 Scott Hoch 34-40„74 Vijay Singh 36-38„74 Steve Lowery 39-38„77 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 Detroit 2 2 0 0 4 7 4 Buffalo 2 2 0 0 4 7 3 Toronto 2 2 0 0 4 8 2 Montreal 3 2 1 0 4 10 8 Florida 3 1 2 0 2 8 12 Tampa Bay 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 Ottawa 3 0 3 0 0 4 13 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Philadelphia 5 3 1 1 7 16 12 Carolina 3 3 0 0 6 15 3 N.Y. Islanders 5 3 2 0 6 10 10 N.Y. Rangers 2 1 1 0 2 8 9 Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 Pittsburgh 2 0 1 1 1 4 6 New Jersey 3 0 2 1 1 4 9 Washington 4 0 3 1 1 6 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Dallas 2 2 0 0 4 8 4 Nashville 2 2 0 0 4 10 3 St. Louis 2 1 1 0 2 6 7 Winnipeg 2 1 1 0 2 5 8 Colorado 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 Chicago 2 0 2 0 0 3 8 Minnesota 3 0 3 0 0 4 8 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Edmonton 3 3 0 0 6 18 9 Vegas 3 3 0 0 6 19 5 San Jose 2 2 0 0 4 11 4 Arizona 3 2 1 0 4 10 12 Calgary 4 1 2 1 3 12 15 Vancouver 3 1 2 0 2 7 11 Los Angeles 3 0 2 1 1 8 12 Anaheim 2 0 2 0 0 4 11 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Thursdays GamesMontreal 5, Washington 2 N.Y. Islanders 2, New Jersey 0 Detroit 4, Chicago 2 Dallas 3, Minnesota 1 Edmonton 7, Winnipeg 3 San Jose 7, Anaheim 3 Vancouver 4, Los Angeles(ss) 3, SO Vegas 7, Los Angeles(ss) 2Fridays GamesN.Y. Islanders 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Carolina 5, Washington 1 Chicago 5, Ottawa 2 Buffalo at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at Nashville, late Columbus at St. Louis, late Calgary at Winnipeg, lateToday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.Sundays GamesDetroit at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 3 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 tieSept. 19Portland 3, Columbus 2 Atlanta United FC 4, San Jose 3 Philadelphia 1, Seattle 0Today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s GameChicago 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s GamePhiladelphia (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 0ChampionshipToday: 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 at Washington -165 New York +155 Milwaukee -115 at Pittsburgh +105 at Miami -105 Cincinnati -105 at Atlanta -140 Philadelphia +130 at St. Louis -165 San Francisco +155 at Arizona -165 Colorado +155 at Los Angeles -270 San Diego +240American Leagueat New York -295 Baltimore +265 Tampa Bay -135 at Toronto +125 at Detroit -105 Kansas City -105 at Houston -270 Los Angeles +240 at Cleveland -120 Boston +110 at Texas -113 Seattle +103 at Oakland -230 Minnesota +210InterleagueCubs -200 at White Sox +180COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Iowa St. 19 19 47 Akron N.C. 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Rams 5 7 48 L.A .Chargers Chicago 2 4 38 at Arizona at Seattle 3 1 42 Dallas New England 6 7 53 at DetroitMondayPittsburgh 2 1 54 at Tampa Bay Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMajor League BaseballMLB „ Placed Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell on administrative leave.American LeagueCLEVELAND INDIANS „ Activated RHP Trevor Bauer from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Extended its player development contract with Beloit (MWL) through the 2020 season. TEXAS RANGERS „ Fired manager Jeff Banister. Named Don Wakamatsu interim manager.National LeaguePITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Announced a two-year player development contract with Greensboro (SAL) through the 2020 season. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Recalled RHP Giovanny Gallegos from Memphis (PCL).Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Acquire RHP Thomas Nicoll from Normal (FL) for a player to be named. Activated RHP Thomas Nicoll. Placed RHP Logan Ondrusek on the disabled list.Can-Am LeagueTROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Exercised the 2019 contract options on RHPs Ethan Elias, Kevin McNorton, Chris Murphy; LHPs Taylor Hyssong and Trey Robledo; C Anthony Hermelyn; INFs Taylor Brennan, Kevin Cornelius and Sam Dexter; and OFs Alexi Colon and Michael Suchy.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Named Traci Otey Blunt senior vice president of corporate communications. Fined Minnesota S Andrew Sendejo $53,482; Arizona S Antoine Bethea and Los Angeles Chargers DE Melvin Ingram $20,054 each; and Atlanta Ss Damontae Kazee and Takk McKinley, Carolina WR Torrey Smith, Los Angeles Chargers Desmond King, Houston LB Jadeveon Clowney, Detroit RB LeGarrette Blount and New York Jets CB Buster Skrine $10,026 apiece for their actions in last weeks games. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed DL Brian Price to the practice squad. Released DL Zaycoven Henderson from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS „ Signed WR ArDarius Stewart to the practice squad. Released WR Deontay Burnett from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES „ Assigned RWs Yasin Ehliz and Zach Fischer; D Josh Healey, Andrew OBrien and Michael Paliotta; G Mason McDonald and C Mike McMurtry to Stockton (AHL). Released Fs Justin Auger, Jordan Ernst and Scott Sabourin. DALLAS STARS „ Returned D Jakob Stenqvist to Frolunda (Sweden).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS „ Fined LA Galaxy F Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Real Salt Lake F Joao Plata, New England D Antonio Mlinar Delamea and D.C. United F Luciano Acosta, undisclosed amounts, for their actions in last weeks games.United Soccer LeagueUSL „ Named Ryan Madden vice president of communications and public relations.COLLEGESMIAMI „ Dismissed G Miles Wilson from the mens basketball program. TUSCULUM „ Promoted Joelle-Sara Prata to interim womens lacrosse coach. CALENDAR MLBOct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. November TBA „ Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, “ fth day after World Series. November TBA „ Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8 „ General managers meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15 „ All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 30 „ Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 „ Hall of Fame Todays Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.2019Jan. 11 „ Salary arbitration “ gures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 „ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 „ Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. June 29-30 „ New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.NBASept. 22 „ Training camps open for teams playing in international preseason games. Sept. 25 „ Training camps open for all other teams. Sept. 28 „ Preseason games begin. Oct. 15 „ Rosters set for opening day, 5 p.m. EDT. Oct. 16 „ Regular season opens.2019Jan. 5 „ 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 „ All contracts guaranteed for remainder of the season. Feb. 7 „ Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST. Feb. 16 „ 3-point, slam dunk contests, Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 17 „ NBA All-Star Game, Charlotte, N.C. April 10 „ Regular season ends. April 13 „ Playoffs begin.

PAGE 13 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 B3Mount Dora got a second scoring pass from Schwarz to Berg and Schwarz added a 20-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter to send both teams to the locker room tied at 21. In the second quarter for Eustis, quarterback Blayne Romano hooked up with J.T. Cannon on a 4-yard touchdown pass after Mount Dora had taken a 14-7 lead. Later, Romano scored on a 1-yard run, the first rushing touchdown of his varsity career.In the first half, the teams combined for 514 yards of total offense.Mount Dora had 182 yards … 96 yards passing and 86 rushing. Eustis totaled 332 yards … 290 yards rushing and 42 passing.Eustis improved to 3-2 and will play at Poinciana next week. Mount Dora (2-3) dropped its third straight game and will have bye week before facing Del-tona Pine Ridge on the road on Oct. 5. EUSTISFrom Page B1It was fitting that a defensive play slammed the door shut on Lecanto, with Mac Harris picking up a fumble and taking it in for a score to give The Villages a 35-0 lead with 8:27 to go in the third quarter. That started a running clock for the rest of the game. From there Pettus was able to empty his bench on offense while the defense made sure Lecanto wasnt going to get a sniff of the end zone. I was worried about this one, especially since we were coming off a bye week,Ž Pettus said. And we strug-gled a little on offense.Ž Harris, the Buffalo quarterback, completed only 2 of 8 passes, but both went for touchdowns. He added a 3-yard scoring run and that was more than enough. The Villages high-powered run-ning game only got 31 carries, with many of them coming with second and third-team-ers doing the running, but the Buffalo still managed to grind out 186 yards. Lecanto, meanwhile, went 0 for 17 passing and ended up losing 7 yards on a sack to give the Panthers negative yards for the game both passing and running. In fact, the only ball that was caught on a Lecanto pass was an interception. The Villages was able to do pretty much anything it wanted to do in the first half, with the defense setting the tone from the outset. Then there were some special plays from special teams, setting up the offense for short touch-down drives. An 8-yard run on the Lecantos second offensive play of the night turned out to be the offensive highlight of the night for the Panthers. The Villages stalled on it opening possession before getting a 35-yard punt return from Joshua Marion to set the Buffalo up on the Lecanto 31. It took eight plays, but Harris finally capped the drive with a 6-yard strike to A.J. Williams for a 7-0 lead with 1:32 left in the first quarter. The Villages blocked a punt on Lecantos next possession to take over at the Panthers 28-yard line. Corey Gold-wire(77 yards on four carries) needed only one play to finish the job, breaking through the middle and racing untouched for the score to make it 14-0 with 11:42 remaining in the first half. After a couple of possessions went nowhere for The Villages, another blocked punt gave the Buffalo the ball on the Lecanto 29. Again it took only one play to capitalize, with Harris throwing a strike over the middle to Marion for the score against tight coverage. Harris short TD run made it 28-0 at the half and he had the only score of the second half with the fumble return. All that was left was for the defense to earn the icing on the doughnuts. VILLAGESFrom Page B1FOOTBALLSt. John Neumann 25, Tavares 14A week after surrender-ing a third quarter lead in a loss to rival Eustis, Tavares came out flat and lost to St. John Neumann Friday night at home.Tavares was sluggish from the opening kickoff and couldnt get much going against Neumann. The Bulldogs put together a strong drive right before the half but turned the ball over at Neumanns 30 yard line, mounted another good drive into the red zone to open the second half before throwing an interception that a Neumann defender returned for a touchdown.I dont know if we expended all our emotional energy last week against Eustis,Ž Tavares coach Scott Armatti said. We didnt practice well all week and we didnt play well.Ž Lake Minneola 28, Lake Howell 0This game was never in doubt Friday night, as Lake Minneola drove 85 yards after the opening kickoff, capped off by a three-yard plunge by Chase Meinhart to stake the Hawks to a 7-0 lead.That was all Lake Minneola would need as its defense suffocated visit-ing Lake Howell to improve to 3-2 on the season. Lake Howell dropped to 2-3.Lake Howell had come into the game having sur-rendered just seven points in its last two contests, but Lake Minneola used a strong running game to keep the Silver Hawks off balance all night.Meinhart finished with 150 yards and three touchdowns. Ocoee 22, East Ridge 14East Ridge, which has struggled offensively in this young season, made several key changes, but it wasnt enough Friday night as they dropped a close one to Ocoee, 22-14.The Knights made a switch at quarterback, going to sophomore Robbie Sanders. Sanders threw a touchdown pass but also had several throws batted down by Ocoee defenders.East Ridge carried a 7-0 lead into the locker room at the half, but Ocoee put up 22 points in the second half to pull away for the win.Kyeandre Magloire had 17 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown for the Knights.First Academy 1, Avant Garde 0First Academy Lees-burg won by forfeit Friday night to move to 3-1 on the season. Wildwood 54, Umatilla 7Wildwood won big over winless Umatilla Friday night. Umatilla dropped to 0-5 on the season while Wildwood improved to 2-3.VOLLEYBALLEast Ridge 3, Edgewater 0Skyler Ralstin had nine kills and Naomi Cabello had five kills, 22 assists and four digs to lead East Ridge to a 25-6, 25-6, 25-17 win over Orlando Edgewater on Thursday night.East Ridge improves to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in Class 8A-District 5 while Edgewater falls to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the district.East Ridge plays over the weekend in the Dr. Phillips Midseason Invita-tional. The Knights return to regular season action on Tuesday when they travel to Windermere for a dis-trict match. South Lake 3, Lake Region 0Riley Rotz had an ace, seven kills and nine digs, Sophia Diaz had an ace, eight kills and three digs and Kylee Brooks added an ace and seven kills to lead South Lake to a win over Lake Region on Thursday night.South Lake improves to 7-2 and hosts Mount Dora on Monday. Umatilla 3, Lake Weir 1Chrissy Durham had eight kills and Jordyn Terry added five kills to lead Umatilla to a 21-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-17 win over Lake Weir on Thursday.Umatilla improved to 2-9 on the season and hosts Ocala Trinity Catholic on Monday.ROUNDUP By Bob FerranteAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida State coach Willie Taggart remains optimistic despite the rough start in his first season with the Seminoles.Taggart has just one win in his first three games in Tallahassee. But thats not new for him. Taggart went 2-10 in his first seasons at Western Kentucky (2010) and South Florida (2013). And while he started last year 4-1 in his only season at Oregon, the Ducks finished the regular season 7-5.We all want things right now, including myself,Ž Taggart said. But I think we all got to understand that sometimes they dont come our way, but we got to find answers and stay the course.ŽTaggart remains focused on the road ahead.He is defiant that the Semi-noles offensive line problems are correctable in practice through better fundamentals and technique. He has supported quarterback Deondre Francois, who has struggled to make quick decisions in the face of a constant pass rush. And he is encouraged about the performance of the Semi-noles defense, which has kept them in games despite being forced to stay on the field for long stretches.The Seminoles (1-2) have managed just 10 points in their losses to FBS teams, which is also the same number of sacks they have allowed. They will be without their top linemen, Landon Dickerson and Derrick Kelly, today (3:30 p.m., ESPNU) when they host Northern Illinois (1-2).Taggart believes that over time Florida States offense will improve.I know at South Florida with our new offense, it took time because guys wasnt accustomed to going fast, they wasnt accustomed to no-huddle, those type of things,Ž Taggart said. Going out to Oregon, it was a little different because they had been doing those things. Coming to Florida State, you see how some of those things were still getting acclimated, getting better at each and every week.ŽThe Huskies have made a habit of upsetting Power 5 opponents, pulling off six road wins since 2009 „ including a 21-17 win at Nebraska in 2017.Our job is to be disruptive and win our 1-on-1s,Ž NIU coach Rod Carey said. I think we have a good opportunity to do that.ŽSome other things to look for when Florida State plays host to Northern Illinois: O enses could use a reboot NIU has scored 37 points in three games this season while Florida State has managed 46 points (36 of those coming in a win over FCS foe Samford).The Huskies and Seminoles are two of the worst offenses in the FBS, with NIU having the lowest total offense (130th at 241 yards per game) and ranking 128th in scoring offense (12.3 points). Florida State is 111th in total offense (340.3 yards) and 123rd in scoring (15.3 points per game).Memory laneRod Careys first game at NIU came against Florida State in the 2013 Orange Bowl. When Dave Doeren left to take the job at N.C. State in December 2012, Carey was promoted and has led the Huskies to a 45-26 mark.That was a special time for all of us,Ž Carey said. Going to the Orange Bowl, this pro-gram, this university, this city and obviously me personally. It was such a blur. Experience is the biggest way Ive changed. Understanding that youre never ready for this job. You need to have good people around you. Coaches are like quarterbacks „ we get way too much credit and way too much blame.ŽNIU is facing Florida State for a $1.6 million guarantee. Administrators have used the paydays to help fund football and athletics at the school while players have embraced a tradition of not just playing Power 5 teams but often beat-ing them. Injured NolesFlorida State will play on without offensive linemen Dickerson (ankle) and Kelly (leg). Taggart also announced that tailback Khalan Laborn (knee) is out for the season, and that defensive back Isaiah Bolden (shoulder) is likely out for the season.Dickerson suffered an ankle injury in the season opener against Virginia Tech and has not returned to practice. Tag-gart said there is no timetable for his return.I know his rehab is going very well and hes itching to get back out there,Ž Taggart said. Hopefully sooner than later.Ž Safety leaves FSUReserve safety Calvin Brewton has left the team, a Florida State spokesperson confirmed. Brewton played in the Seminoles first two games but did not record any stats. He primarily played on special teams during his three-plus seasons in Tallahassee.FSUs Taggart stays course, looks for improvement The Villages Joshua Marion (21) carries the ball with a Lecanto defender in pursuit in The Villages on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Florida State head coach Willie Taggart looks at the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter of a 30-7 loss to Syracuse last week in Syracuse, N.Y. [AP PHOTO/NICK LISI]


B4 Saturday, September 22, 2018 | AMERICANLEAGUEx-clincheddivisionNATIONALLEAGUEx-clincheddivision EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Boston10449.680„„7-3W-154-2150-28 NewYork9359.61210„4-6L-151-2742-32 TampaBay8567.5591867-3L-148-2637-41 Toronto7083.45834225-5W-138-3732-46 Baltimore44108.28959473-7W-127-5017-58 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Cleveland8567.559„„4-6L-147-3138-36 Minnesota7181.46714206-4W-443-3128-50 Detroit6292.40324303-7L-137-4225-50 Chicago6192.39924315-5W-229-4732-45 KansasCity53101.34433394-6W-130-4723-54 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 Atlanta8568.556„„6-4W-240-3845-30 Philadelphia7874.513654-6L-147-3131-43 Washington7777.500875-5L-237-3940-38 NewYork7282.46813126-4W-233-4239-40 Miami6093.39225243-7W-136-4324-50 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago8964.582„„6-4L-247-2742-37 Milwaukee8766.5692„6-4W-148-3039-36 St.Louis8469.5495„5-5L-140-3544-34 Pittsburgh7774.5101167-3W-543-3434-40 Cincinnati6689.42624194-6L-136-4030-49 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 W HITESOX10,CUBS4CHICAGO(N)ABRHBIBBSOAVG. 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DP„Chicago(N)2(Bryant,Murphy,Rizzo), (Murphy,Davis). CHICAGO(N)IPHRERBBSONPERA Qntna,L,13-1159 550888 4.11 Maples03 2200 1412.60 J .Garcia10000065.95 Rosario.15 330121 3.74 Norwood.20 000012 4.82 Duensing.22 001021 7.54 Kintzler.10 000054.66 CHICAGO(A)IPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,W,7-975 1108108 3.94 Fry02220084.38 Ruiz.21 111116 5.40 Bummer.10 001012 4.85 J ones11 000011 2.20 Quintanapitchedto1batterinthe6th. Maplespitchedto3battersinthe6th. Frypitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Maples1-1, J .Garcia1-0,Norwood3-1,Kintzler2-0,Ruiz 2-2,Bummer1-0.WP„Maples,Ruiz,Jones. T „3:33.A„34,027(40,615).MARLINS1,REDS0,10INN.CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hamiltoncf400002.234 Herreralf400001.173 W illiamslf000000.295 V otto1b300010.284 S uarez3b401001.284 Gennett2b400003.316 Ervinrf401001.256 Casalic401000.305 T rahanss300002.273 Castillop300001.102 Hernandezp000000.000 T OTALS33030111 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Riddless400000.228 Castro2b401000.282 Realmutoc301011.284 OBrien1b400002.294 Dietrichlf401001.264 A nderson3b411001.268 Ortegarf301000.240 1-Gallowaypr-rf101100.218 S ierracf301000.176 Chenp200001.154 S teckenriderp000000--a-Rojasph100000.248 Conleyp000000--Barracloughp000000--T OTALS3317116 CINCINNATI0000000000„030 MIAMI0000000001„170 Oneoutwhenwinningrunscored. a-linedoutforSteckenriderinthe8th. 1-ranforOrtegainthe8th. LOB„Cincinnati4,Miami5.2B„Ervin(10), Casali(10),Dietrich(26),Anderson(32), Galloway(3).RBIs„Galloway(7). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cincinnati 1(Hamilton).RISP„Cincinnati0for5Miami 1for3. Runnersmovedup„Casali.GIDP„OBrien. DP„Cincinnati2(Castillo,Trahan,Votto), (Trahan,Gennett,Votto). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Castillo8.15 0015102 4.30 Hernandez,L,5-212 110119 2.67 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Chen73 000896 4.66 Steckenrider10 000117 3.98 Conley1.10 001223 4.25 Barrclgh,W,1-6.20 000074.36 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hernandez2-0. Umpires„Home,StuScheurwaterFirst, GaryCederstromSecond,BenMayThird, CoryBlaser. T „2:36.A„11,471(36,742).ROYALS4,TIGERS3KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eldcf511001.302 Mondesiss511000.288 Gordonlf403101.246 Perezdh301011.232 Dozier1b400000.233 Bonifaciorf300011.231 Escobar3b411000.224 Herrera2b412100.232 Gallagherc300101.208 TOTALS3549325 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jonescf411001.213 Stewartlf400002.233 Castellanosrf402200.300 Martinezdh401001.249 Rodriguez3b412100.223 McCannc401000.216 1-Reyespr000000.232 Saltalamacchia1b300002.000 a-Candelarioph000010.228 Lugo2b401002.197 Kozmass311000.196 b-Adduciph100001.263 TOTALS3539319 KANSASCITY101200000„491 DETROIT000011010„393 a-walkedforSaltalamacchiainthe9th. b-struckoutforKozmainthe9th. 1-ranforMcCanninthe9th. E„Mondesi(7),Stewart(2),Saltalamacchia (1),Lugo(3).LOB„KansasCity7,Detroit 6.2B„Herrera(14),Castellanos2(44). 3B„Herrera(3).HR„Rodriguez(5),off Kennedy.RBIs„Gordon(50),Herrera(20), Gallagher(5),Castellanos2(85),Rodriguez (20).SB„Merri“eld(38).CS„Mondesi(7). SF„Gallagher. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Kansas City3(Bonifacio2,Gallagher)Detroit3 (Martinez,Rodriguez,Adduci).RISP„ KansasCity1for5Detroit0for6. Runnersmovedup„Dozier.GIDP„ Rodriguez,Kozma. DP„KansasCity2(Mondesi,Herrera, Dozier),(Escobar,Dozier). KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Kennedy,W,3-877 320693 4.59 McCarthy,H,1411 000116 3.36 Peralta,S,12-1211 001218 3.86 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Liriano,L,5-1166 412499 4.40 Coleman11 000093.44 Baez11 000117 3.46 Stumpf11 000094.91 Kennedypitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„McCarthy1-1. Umpires„Home,BrianGormanFirst,Nic LentzSecond,TrippGibsonThird,Adrian Johnson. T„2:51.A„22,001(41,297).METS4,NATIONALS2NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Rosarioss511001.262 McNeil2b500000.328 Confortolf311020.240 Brucerf412201.227 Lugop000000.091 c-Reyesph100000.190 Gsellmanp000000.000 Nimmocf-rf200010.264 Smith1b411101.213 Frazier3b400002.218 Mesoracoc303110.223 deGromp300000.169 a-Jacksonph-cf100001.248 TOTALS3548446 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Roblescf401001.206 Turnerss411001.268 Harperrf400002.244 Rendon3b311111.305 Sotolf401001.296 Zimmerman1b300100.267 Difo2b300001.234 Kieboomc201011.212 Rossp200002.000 Collinsp000000--Corderop000000--b-Stevensonph101000.254 Williamsp000000--TOTALS30262210 NEWYORK103000000„480 WASHINGTON010000001„261 a-struckoutfordeGrominthe8th.b-singled forCorderointhe8th.c-linedoutforLugo inthe9th. E„Rendon(6).LOB„NewYork9, Washington4.2B„Rosario(26),Conforto (23),Bruce(17),Mesoraco2(10),Turner (24).RBIs„Bruce2(35),Smith(9), Mesoraco(30),Rendon(83),Zimmerman (49).SF„Zimmerman. Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork4 (Rosario2,Smith,Reyes).RISP„NewYork4 for12Washington1for3. Runnersmovedup„Nimmo,deGrom. GIDP„Robles. DP„NewYork1(Frazier,McNeil). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA deGrom,W,9-973 111898 1.77 Lugo,H,1111 001115 2.69 Gsellman,S,12-1912 110120 4.00 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Ross,L,0-168 431395 4.09 Collins10 001119 2.95 Cordero10001217 7.71 Williams10 001018 5.62 HBP„Ross(Nimmo).WP„Williams.PB„ Kieboom(3). Umpires„Home,SamHolbrookFirst,Chris SegalSecond,JimWolfThird,D.J.Reyburn. T„2:57.A„37,895(41,313).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland, 123;Betts,Boston,121; Martinez,Boston,106; Ramirez,Cleveland,102; Bregman,Houston,101; Benintendi,Boston,100; Chapman,Oakland,97; Springer,Houston,96; Trout,LosAngeles,96; Stanton,NewYork,94. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 124;Davis,Oakland,116; Ramirez,Cleveland,101; Bregman,Houston,100; Encarnacion,Cleveland, 99;Bogaerts,Boston, 95;Lowrie,Oakland,94; Stanton,NewYork,93; Cruz,Seattle,90;Haniger, Seattle,90. HITS: Martinez,Boston, 181;Merri“eld,KansasCity, 181;Castellanos,Detroit, 177;Lindor,Cleveland,175; Betts,Boston,170;Segura, Seattle,169;Brantley, Cleveland,165;Bregman, Houston,163;Rosario, Minnesota,161;Haniger, Seattle,160. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,50;Betts,Boston,44; Castellanos,Detroit,44; Bogaerts,Boston,43;Andujar,NewYork,41;Chapman, Oakland,41;Lindor,Cleveland,41;Merri“eld,Kansas City,41;Piscotty,Oakland, 40;Benintendi,Boston,39. TRIPLES: Kiermaier,Tampa Bay,9;Smith,TampaBay, 9;Sanchez,Chicago,9. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,43;Martinez,Boston, 41;Ramirez,Cleveland, 38;Gallo,Texas,37;Cruz, Seattle,36;Lindor,Cleveland,36;Trout,LosAngeles, 36;Stanton,NewYork,35; Encarnacion,Cleveland,31; 3tiedat30. STOLENBASES: Merri“eld, KansasCity,38;Smith, TampaBay,35;Ramirez, Cleveland,33;Gordon, Seattle,30;Betts,Boston, 28;Anderson,Chicago, 26;Mondesi,KansasCity, 26;Trout,LosAngeles,24; Lindor,Cleveland,23;4tied at20. 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. 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,102;Harper, Washington,97;Turner, Washington,97;Arenado, Colorado,96;Baez,Chicago,96;Freeman,Atlanta, 94;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 94. RBI: Baez,Chicago,107; Aguilar,Milwaukee,103; Story,Colorado,102; Arenado,Colorado,101; Suarez,Cincinnati,101; Harper,Washington,97; Rizzo,Chicago,95;Markakis,Atlanta,93;Yelich, Milwaukee,93;3tiedat92. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta, 184;Markakis,Atlanta,181; Gennett,Cincinnati,178; Peraza,Cincinnati,175; Yelich,Milwaukee,173; Turner,Washington,169; Goldschmidt,Arizona,168; Blackmon,Colorado,167; Baez,Chicago,165;Story, Colorado,164. DOUBLES: Markakis, Atlanta,43;Carpenter,St. Louis,40;Freeman,Atlanta, 40;Rendon,Washington,40; Story,Colorado,40;Albies, Atlanta,39;Baez,Chicago, 37;Cabrera,Philadelphia, 36;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 35;2tiedat34. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona, 11;Baez,Chicago,9. 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,32;Cain, Milwaukee,28;Inciarte, Atlanta,27;Story,Colorado, 26;Jankowski,SanDiego, 24;MTaylor,Washington, 24;Peraza,Cincinnati,23;2 tiedat21. 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, 1.77;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.44;Scherzer,Washington, 2.57;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.90;Freeland,Colorado, 2.95;Mikolas,St.Louis, 3.01. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,290;deGrom, NewYork,259;Corbin, Arizona,237;Nola,Philadelphia,210;Marquez, Colorado,199;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,188;Greinke,Arizona,187.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSWhiteSox10,Cubs4: TheChicago CubsplayedwithoutshortstopAddisonRussellafterhewasaccusedof domesticviolencebyhisex-wife, andtheywereunabletoovercomea shakyperformancebyJoseQuintana inalosstothecrosstownWhiteSox. RussellwasplacedonadministrativeleavebyMajorLeagueBaseball afterablogpostattributedtoMelisa Reidycontaineddetailedallegations ofyearsofphysicalandemotional abuse. Mets4,Nationals2: JacobdeGrom turnedinarecord23rdconsecutive qualitystart,loweredhisERAto1.77 andboostedhisrecordto.500ashe bidstoearntheNLCyYoungAward, allowingoneruninseveninnings tohelptheNewYorkMetsbeatthe WashingtonNationals. Royals4,Tigers3: IanKennedy pitchedthree-runballintotheeighth inning,andtheKansasCityRoyals stoppeda“ve-gameslidebyholding offtheDetroitTigers. Marlins1,Reds0,10innings: PinchhitterIsaacGallowaysmackedan opposite-“elddoubleinthe10th inningtoscoreBrianAndersonand givetheMiamiMarlinsavictoryover theCincinnatiReds. LATE BaltimoreatN.Y.Yankees TampaBayatToronto BostonatCleveland SeattleatTexas L.A.AngelsatHouston MinnesotaatOakland MilwaukeeatPittsburgh PhiladelphiaatAtlanta SanFranciscoatSt.Louis ColoradoatArizona SanDiegoatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)10-93.7714-151-017.15.71 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)1:05p11-102.9013-161-119.23.66 SanFran.Rodriguez(R)6-42.309-80-218.11.47 St.LouisWainwright(R)1:05p2-33.723-31-113.14.05 NewYorkOswalt(R)3-26.314-61-011.24.63 WashingtonRoark(R)4:05p9-154.3413-171-115.07.80 MilwaukeeDavies(R)2-64.664-70-115.03.00 PittsburghWilliams(R)7:05p13-93.1615-142-017.22.04 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)7-64.9211-80-213.28.56 MiamiUrena(R)7:10p7-124.2110-193-018.11.47 ColoradoSenzatela(R)5-64.815-61-116.04.50 ArizonaCorbin(L)8:10p11-63.0917-141-118.13.44 SanDiegoNix(R)2-35.754-30-116.07.88 LosAngelesHill(L)9:10p9-54.0212-103-016.06.75AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreHess(R)3-105.224-130-213.16.08 NewYorkLynn(R)4:05p9-104.9013-151-114.25.52 TampaBayGlasnow(R)2-64.224-51-213.25.93 TorontoPannone(L)4:07p3-13.773-12-116.25.94 KansasCityJunis(R)8-124.4212-161-018.03.50 DetroitZimmermann(R)6:10p7-84.4110-131-213.25.93 BostonPorcello(R)17-74.3021-102-015.24.60 ClevelandClevinger(R)7:10p12-83.0614-162-118.02.00 LosAngelesBarria(R)10-93.6112-121-113.04.85 HoustonVerlander(R)7:10p16-92.6719-133-021.01.71 SeattleGonzales(L)12-94.2815-120-113.08.31 TexasMinor(L)8:05p12-74.1414-132-017.12.60 MinnesotaDeJong(R)0-13.681-10-17.13.68 OaklandFiers(R)9:05p12-73.3820-92-116.03.38INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Cubs(NL)Lester(L)16-63.4122-91-113.21.98 Sox(AL)Giolito(R)7:10p10-115.7714-160-214.16.91 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSEPT.22 1911: CyYoung,44,beatthePittsburghPirates1-0for his511thand“nalmajorleaguevictory. 1954: KarlSpoonerofBrooklynbecamethe“rstpitcher inthemajorstostrikeout15inhis“rstgameasthe DodgersbeattheNewYorkGiants3-0. 1968: CesarTovarplayedoneinningateachposition fortheMinnesotaTwins,becomingthesecondmajor leaguerinhistorytodoit.BertCampanerisoftheOaklandAswastheother. 1969: WillieMaysoftheSanFranciscoGiantsbecame thesecondplayertohit600careerhomeruns:joining BabeRuth.Thetwo-runshotoffSanDiegosMikeCorkinsintheseventhinning,gavetheGiantsa4-2win. 1977: BertBlyleventosseda6-0no-hitterforTexas againsttheAngelsatAnaheimStadium. 1993: NolanRyanoftheTexasRangersfacedthree Seattlebattersbeforehurtinghisrightelbow.Ryan “nishedhiscareerwith324wins,5,714strikeoutsand sevenno-hitters. 2004: RaulIbaneztiedanAmericanLeaguerecordwith sixhitsinSeattles16-6victoryoverAnaheim. 2006: AlfonsoSorianobecamebaseballs“rst40-40-40 playerinWashingtons3-2winovertheNewYorkMets. Sorianohithis40thdoubleandstolehis41stbase.With 45homers,healreadywasonlythefourthmajorleague playerwith40homersand40stealsinaseason. 2017: TheLosAngelesDodgersclinchedtheir“fth straightNLWesttitle,beatingtheSanFranciscoGiants 4-2asCodyBellingersetanNLrookierecordwithhis 39thhomerun. Todaysbirthdays: CarlosCorrea24;TommyLasorda 91.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Oakland21,L.A.Angels3 Boston11,N.Y.Yankees6 Toronto9,TampaBay8 ChicagoWhiteSox5,Cleveland4,11inn. Detroit11,KansasCity8 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets5,Washington4,12inn. 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PAGE 15 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 B5Tiger Woods tees off on No. 3 during the second round of the Tour Championship on Friday in Atlanta. [JOHN AMIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Anne M. PetersonThe Associated PressEUGENE, Ore. „ Two ranked teams. Two star play-ers. The game between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon on Saturday has plenty of hype. And deservedly so. The implications of the big game at Autzen Stadium could stretch beyond this weekend. It may play a part in the Pac-12 North, the league champion-ship and „ just maybe „ the college football playoffs. Oregon is undefeated but hasnt been challenged all that much with nonconference wins over Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State. Quarterback Justin Herbert has fared well against those opponents, throwing for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hes also spread the ball around, finding seven dif-ferent receivers for TDs. It starts with Justin,Ž Stanford coach David Shaw said. It starts with him, a big, strong arm athletic quarter-back. I dont know how many drops hes had over the course of the year, but hes thrown the ball extremely well. Hes thrown a lot of touchdowns and there could have been a lot more. This guy is putting the ball on target.ŽStanford is also unde-feated, but with a resume that includes a 17-3 victory over USC two weeks ago. Running back Bryce Love is expected to return on Satur-day after sitting out last week against UC Davis to heal some minor ailments. Love has been held to 165 yards rushing in two games but he has yet to break a long TD run against stacked boxes from opposing defenses. We expect it. Bryce Love is one of the best football players, regardless of posi-tion, in America. He has to be the focal point,Ž Shaw said. Thats been our challenge to say when people are trying to stop us with the run, we have to take advantage of it.Ž The Ducks are aware of the challenges in Stanfords offense, which also features JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who has five TD receptions for the Cardinal through three games. Thats good for tied for third in the nation.Theyve got great skill. If you try to bottle up the run game solely, youre going to have some issues outside,Ž Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said. HISTORY: Stanford has won the last two meetings, including last years 49-7 victory in Palo Alto. Love, who was a Heisman finalist, ran for a pair of touchdowns within the first five minutes of the last meeting and finished with 147 yards. But Oregon was missing Herbert, who had a broken collarbone. STELLAR D: The Cardinal entered the season with questions about their defense. The unit has answered those so far this season, leading the nation by allowing only 7.7 points per game. Stanford allowed a TD in the first quar-ter of the opener against San Diego State, then didnt allow another until the final play of the third game against UC Davis.DUCKS D, TOO: Oregons rush defense is ranked ninth among FBS-level teams „ and tops the Pac-12 „ allowing just 77.0 yards per game. The Ducks are allowing opponents an average of just 1.98 yards per carry, fifth in the nation. SPECIAL MATCHUP: One of the key matchups could come in special teams where Stanford punter Jake Bailey will try to keep the ball away from Oregons danger-ous returner Ugo Amadi. He is averaging 25.3 yards on his four returns this season. Bailey has a 39.1 yard net average for punts and is skilled at directional punting.Its a battle within a battle,Ž Shaw said. Jake for a couple of years has been one of the best punters in Amer-ica. Thats a big challenge this week.ŽBack in the spotlight No. 7 Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) at No. 20 Oregon (3-0, 0-0)When: 8 p.m. ET TV: ABC Line: Stanford by 2. Series record: Stanford leads, 48-32-1.Woods last shared the 36-hole lead at the Wyndham Championship in 2015. He wound up in a tie for 10th, and then was gone from the PGA Tour for the next 17 months while he recovered from two back surgeries.One more back surgery followed that brief return in 2017, and its been a slow road back.In the FedEx Cup finale, however, Woods is picking up momentum. He opened with a 62 at Aronimink two weeks ago on a rain-softened course and stayed within five shots of the lead the rest of the way until he tied for sixth.Now his name has been atop the leaderboard for consecutive rounds, and its not an accident.East Lake, with its shaggy Bermuda rough and dry, fast conditions, requires nothing short of precision. Woods wasnt nearly as sharp as he was Thursday when he started with a 65, but he missed in the right spots. Despite hitting only two fairways through 11 holes, he wasnt losing much ground.This course, the way its playing right now, youve got to be so patient,Ž Woods said. Its hard to make birdies, and on top of that, its hard to get the ball close. Its very easy to make mistakes, make a few bogeys here and there. And look at most of the field. Thats basically what theyre doing.ŽEither Florida or Tennessee won the SEC East each year from 1992 to 2001. This matchup featured two ranked teams every year from 1990-2007.I can remember when I was three years old, this is the rivalry everyone talks about „ UT and Florida,Ž Tennes-see center Ryan Johnson said. This is the game Ive always loved to play in. When I was a kid, this is where I wanted to be. I wanted to be a Tennessee football player playing Florida at home. This means every-thing to me. Its huge.ŽCertainly its still huge to both programs, but its no longer appointment viewing outside the two campuses.Florida has played in the SEC championship just twice over the past eight seasons (in 2015 and 2016). Tennessee hasnt reached the SEC championship game since 2007. This marks the third Florida-Tennessee matchup in the past five years to feature two unranked oppo-nents. Both of these teams won just four games last year. Flor-ida (2-1, 0-1 SEC) is trying to avoid its first 0-2 start to SEC play since 1986. Tennessee (2-1, 0-0) hasnt won an SEC game since 2016.Each team desperately needs a win to show theyre headed back in the right direction. It has particular importance for Tennessee because the Vols have lost 12 of their last 13 meetings with Florida. GATORSFrom Page B1Stanford visits Oregon in marquee Pac-12 game GOLFFrom Page B1


B6 Saturday, September 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Alex VeigaThe Associated PressWall Street capped a mile-stone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.An afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its own record high for much of the day.Losses for technology companies and retailers, two of the markets hottest sectors this year, offset gains in energy and industrial stocks.When you have a big up week like weve had, were at all-time highs, for people to take a little bit of risk off the table going into the weekend isnt a big surprise,Ž said Randy Frederick, vice presi-dent of trading and derivatives at Charles Schwab.The Dow gained 86.52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 26,743.50, thanks largely to gains in Boeing and McDonalds.The Dow and S&P 500 each ended the week with their 10th weekly gain in the past 12 weeks.Coming off Thursdays record-setting rally, trading was listless for much of Friday. A couple of factors may have contributed to the markets late-afternoon pullback.Friday was quadruple witchingŽ day, when options and futures contracts expire, which often results in heavy trading.Also, next Monday the S&P 500 is changing the lineup of the 11 company sectors that make up the benchmark index. Technology giants Google and Facebook will join Netflix and 15 other companies in a new com-munications services sector.The change forces exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, and other funds that track the S&P 500s sectors to make trades to reflect the new alignment of the index. Theres probably some sell-ing going on in ETFs and mutual funds right now and also proba-bly on Monday,Ž Frederick said.Other sectors fared better Friday. Several airlines notched gains, part of a broad pickup in industrial sector stocks. Amer-ican Airlines Group climbed 4.1 percent to $43.60 after the company said it will raise fees for checked bags. The move came a day after Delta Air Lines announced its own plans to raise baggage fees. Delta shares added 2.5 percent to $59.61. Southwest Airlines rose 2 percent to $63.77.Dow hits another all-time highMARKET WATCHDow 26,743.50 86.52 Nasdaq 7,986.96 41.28 S&P 2929.67 1.08 Russell 1,712.32 7.87 NYSE 13,236.44 11.33COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,196.20 10.00 Silver 14.269 .054 Platinum 829.60 4.60 Copper 2.8365 .1155 Oil (Nov.) 70.78 .46MARKET MOVERS€ Mazor Robotics Ltd., up $5.40 to $58.15: The surgical guidance system maker agreed to be bought by Medtronic for $1.54 billion. € BHP Billiton Ltd., up 95 cents to $49.22: The British pound weakened and U.K. stocks jumped after talks over Britains departure from the EU the reached an impasse.BRIEFCASEBANGKOKFord told to pay over transmission woesA Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for sell-ing cars equipped with faulty transmissions.The Bangkok South Civil Courts decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress.Most of the plaintiffs in the class action suit will get payments of $800 to $8,000 each depending on the number of times and length of time their cars took to be repaired. But 12 plaintiffs were denied compensation because their cars were modified before they were repaired.None of those taking part in the joint lawsuit decided Friday were reporting injuries.GENEVAWTO to rule on US, China anti-dumping spatA World Trade Organization arbitrator will step into a years-old dis-pute brought by China over U.S. anti-dumping measures.A trade official said Friday the arbitration was triggered automatically after the U.S. objected to Beijings request for authorization to retaliate against more than $7 billion worth of U.S. goods in the case. The Associated PressBy Anick JesdanunThe Associated PressThe $1,100 price tag on Apples latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features. Just buy a two-year-old iPhone 7. That phone was Apples first to come with water resistance and its first to lose the standard headphone jack. Its 4.7-inch screen is adequate and on par with other smartphones, even though its resolution falls short of high definition. And the phone still has a fingerprint sensor and a home button, both of which have vanished in the latest iPhones. Heres what to consider if youre thinking of bargain-hunting in the iPhone history bin.A di erent numberIs $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Just get an older one for lessPhil Schiller, Apples senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about the new Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS]IPHONE 7 ($449): The big jump in iPhone cameras came a generation earlier with the iPhone 6S, when Apple went from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels in resolution. With the iPhone 7, the front camera goes from 5 megapixels to 7 megapixels, so sel“ es dont feel as inferior. Headphones go into its Lightning port, which is used for both charging and data transfer. Its a pain when you want to listen to music while recharging the phone. For that, you need $159 wireless earphones called AirPods. IPHONE 7 PLUS ($569): This larger version of the iPhone 7 has a second camera lens in the back, allowing for twice the magni“ cation without any degradation in image quality. It also lets the camera gauge depth and blur backgrounds in portrait shots, something once limited to full-featured SLR cameras. The dual-lens camera alone is a good reason to go for a Plus, though the larger size isnt a good “ t for those with small hands or small pockets. IPHONE 8 ($599): New color “ lters in the camera produce truer and richer colors, while a new ” ash technique tries to light the foreground and background more evenly. Differences are subtle, though. The year-old model, similar in size to the iPhone 7, restores a glass back found in the earliest iPhones. Thats done so you can charge it on a wireless-charging mat, which also solves the problem of listening to music while charging. But with more glass, its even more important to get a case and perhaps a service plan. IPHONE 8 PLUS ($699): Again, the Plus version has a larger screen and a second lens. For those shots with blurred backgrounds, a new feature lets you add “ lters to mimic studio and other lighting conditions. COMING SOON: Consider waiting a month for the iPhone XR. Its display lacks the vivid colors, contrast quality and resolution of the XS, but the price tag is nicer at $749. As with the XS models, youll get an edge-to-edge screen to minimize wasted space. Kaepernick ad fallout?How is Nikes new ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick affecting the companys sales? Investors will be listening for what the athletic apparel company has to say on the subject Tuesday, when Nike serves up its latest quarterly results. The ad, which debuted earlier this month, has drawn calls for a boycott against the company from people who oppose Kaepernicks refusal to stand during the national anthem before games.Growth spurtThe U.S. economy is on track to produce its strongest full-year gain in more than a decade. Economists project that the economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at a 4.2 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate in the April-June quarter. That would be the best showing in nearly four years. The Commerce Department delivers its final reading of U.S. second-quarter economic growth Thursday.The Fed speaksThe Federal Reserve is scheduled to deliver an update on its economic and interest rate policy Wednesday.The remarks will follow a two-day meeting of the central banks policymakers. The Fed has raised interest rates twice this year, in March and June. Many private economists believe it will hike rates again this month and will move rates up a fourth time in December.GDPseasonally adjusted annual rateSource: FactSet0 1 2 3 4 5% Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 1.8 3.0 2.3 2.2 est. 4.217 18NKE 40 60 80 $100 $85.1418 $53.56Source: FactSet Operating EPSPrice-earnings ratio: 73 based on past 12-month results Dividend: $0.80 Div. yield: 0.9%Q1 17Q1 18$0.57 est. $0.63 2.8 Today 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 MS AMJJA 2,840 2,900 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,929.67 Change: -1.08 (flat) 10 DAYS 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 MS AMJJA 25,720 26,260 26,800 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,743.50 Change: 86.52 (0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1389 Declined 1360 New Highs 97 New Lows 78 Vol. (in mil.) 5,495 Pvs. Volume 3,283 3,627 2,211 1294 1591 94 41 NYSE NASDDOW 26769.16 26680.37 26743.50 +86.52 +0.32% +8.19% DOW Trans. 11611.65 11519.06 11532.56 +15.18 +0.13% +8.67% DOW Util. 730.22 719.86 727.16 +2.40 +0.33% +0.52% NYSE Comp. 13261.77 13228.74 13236.44 +11.33 +0.09% +3.34% NASDAQ 8057.26 7979.67 7986.96 -41.28 -0.51% +15.70% S&P 500 2940.91 2927.11 2929.67 -1.08 -0.04% +9.58% S&P 400 2052.39 2039.85 2041.36 -3.84 -0.19% +7.41% Wilshire 5000 30560.54 30401.96 30424.00 -38.29 -0.13% +9.46% Russell 2000 1724.38 1710.97 1712.32 -7.86 -0.46% +11.51% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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PAGE 21 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 C1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 By Laura FirsztMore Content NowThe roof is a major design element of your house. But lets not forget its primary purpose: To protect you and your belongings from rain, wind and weather in general. Whether youre building a new home, buying a resale or contemplating a change in roofing type, its important to know how well various kinds of roofs perform „ and where they fall short. Here we examine popular roof styles in the U.S., listing the pros and cons of each. Gable roof (pitched roof) A pitched roof (AKA gable roof) is the most popular of all roof styles with American homeowners. Its simple inverted-V shape is relatively easy to install, although it does use more material than a flat roof in relation to the homes square footage. The two pitched sides allow precipitation and melting snow to flow off easily. Obviously, though, any construction atop this roof will be difficult and an attic remodel will be limited due to the sloping eaves. (Check ceiling height code in your area „ usually a certain percentage of remodeled space must be at least 7 feet.) Gable roofs are also vulnerable to being blown off in hurricane-prone regions. Flat roof Installation or replacement of a flat roof is easy and inexpensive compared to other roof styles, because this basic style requires the least amount of labor and the smallest amount of roofing material to cover your house. Addition of skylights or solar panels is not a problem on the flat surface. Its also convenient should you be considering an eventual attic remodel, green roof, or sun terrace „ if there is easy access and the roofing is strong enough to support the extra weight. However, rainwater and snowmelt will puddle on a flat roof, though, due to lack of natural drainage, so it must be expertly waterproofed. Hip roof or pyramid roof Somewhat more complex than a pitched roof, a hip roof comprises four sides, which meet at a central flat ridge and slope gently down toward the house. A pyramid roof is similarly constructed, except it is topped by a sharp peak. Both these roof styles are excellent at shedding moisture and even act to protect your siding and entranceways from rain, but their seams must be properly sealed and maintained to avoid roof leaks. Dutch hipped roof A Dutch hipped roof (yes, it did originate in Holland) could be described as the love child of a pitched roof and a hip roof. It consists of four large sloping sides under a mini two-sided gable roof, which is labeled a gablet. Besides its attractive appearance, it offers the advantage of keeping the rain out of the house without blocking sunshine. On the other hand, this is one of the more complicated roof styles to install, requiring more materials and a skilled roofing contractor who can carefully waterproof the join between the two parts. Shed roof Originally used to cover farm sheds and lean-tos, the shed roof (also termed a skillion roof) has a single side, though unlike the flat roof, it is angled for better drainage. Shed roofs are now used as a dramatic architectural feature in some modern home designs. While they are great for solar panel and skylight installation, their odd angle will leave you with a constricted attic or oddly shaped rooms. A skillion roof will provide only limited protection from harsh weather and is best for mild climates. Mansard roof or gambrel roof Four-sided, an elegant mansard roof has a gradual upper slope, leading to a steep lower slope which is equipped with dormer windows. While a gambrel roof „ otherwise known as a barn roof „ has only two sides, it resembles a mansard roof in terms of its double slope. Both offer the possibility of an extra floor of living space or storage. (Dont let the name put you off with visions of lonely orphans or starving artists „ this under-roof area is called a garret.) Their disadvantage is that they are complicated and costly roof styles to build and demand a great deal of maintenance. Laura Firszt writes for popular roof styles PROS & CONS BIGSTOCK IMAGES Reader question: My property on the East Coast has been rezoned to high density. I have received many solicitations from developers representatives.Ž I suspect that they do not have my best interests in mind. Who should I consult?Montys answer: My interpretation of your question is that you want help determining the new value of the property. The fact that the rezoning has created interest that did not exist before the zoning change suggests developers see an opportunity to add value to your property and that a demand for such improvement exists. Task detailsContact several commercial real estate agentsFind them by checking out for saleŽ and soldŽ signs in your area. The type of properties they handle is one way to check them out. Do an internet search for commercial real estate agents. Commercial agents often specialize in categories such as land, business rentals, business opportunities, so identifying them by specialty is essential. If they do not work in development land, they may have recommendations. Three of them will offer different value conclusions. Based on comparable sale data, and written analysis, you can gain a sense as to which opinion seems most attainable. They will likely provide this data free of charge.Contact a commercial fee appraiserAppraisers with designations, such as MAI, NSREA, or others have invested in real estate education beyond your states requirements. These appraisals are often more intensive and involve several approaches to value, appraiser requirements (such as visiting comparable sales) that agents opinions do not require. This type of appraisal is likely considerably more costly than a home appraisal. In my area, they are typically thousands of dollars. Each appraiser will value their time differently, so if you choose this route, it pays to shop around.Respond to the developer representativesThey will all have different offers. These folks are likely the people the agents are looking for, and they know what the appraisers and real estate agents know. Ask them to provide comparable sales data to justify their proposal. In all cases, after you have gathered information from any or all of these sources, you should not sign any documents without consulting with your real estate attorney. DEAR MONTYWhen real estate developers come knocking Richard MontgomeryBeginning in 2007, the United States' housing market began to flash warning signs of an impending collapse, but homeowners, investors and builders refused to heed the warnings. Within a year, the housing market and Wall Street were in a free fall, and millions of people would lose everything in the Great Recession „ the worst economic turndown since the Great Depression. The housing market is starting to flash warning signs again. Just like last time, experts are providing reasons and excuses that ignore the fundamental problem „ there is a shortage of buyers. There would be more buyers, but builders cannot build houses affordably because of land prices, government regulations, and building material costs, which have escalated because of tariffs and increased construction labor shortages and costs. Throw in rising interest rates and political uncertainty, you have the makings for a significant turndown in housing. Just like in prior turndowns, housing generally leads the economy in and out of a recession, because home construction is the one American industry that cannot be outsourced. These following housing signs flashed brightly in June: € The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales, which account for about 90 percent of all homes sold in America, were down 2.2 percent from the prior year. It is taking longer to sell a home. Plus, buyers are hard to find. € The federal government reported new home sales were down 5.3 percent from May and only up 2.4 percent from the prior year. Housing inventory rose to 5.7 months, which is up from 5.3 months in 2017. The median price for a new home dropped in 2018 to $302,100 versus $315,200 12 months earlier. Lagging sales, declining prices and increased housing inventory indicate that the new home market is cooling. € According to the U.S. Census Bureau, housing permits were down 3 percent from 2017, and housing starts were 4.2 percent below the prior year. This indicates current activity has slowed down. Even worse, future activity is slowing. There are some who will read these numbers and quickly point to all the housing activity in Lake and Sumter counties as rebuke to these numbers. Yes, the local area is doing better than the national housing numbers indicate. However, you must consider that Hurricane Irma pushed out local housing demand by at least four months and the permitting process in Florida pushed demand further out than other states. For me, the canary in the coal mine for housing has always been the wood commodity markets. These markets react quickly to changes in the housing market and it doesnt take months to get a read on them. The wood commodity markets in July and the first of August could be best described in a price freefall, despite tariffs. Mills and manufacturers have drastically cut the price of wood and plywood to keep mills operating. Without a hurricane or spike in demand, these markets could go lower by year end. Floridas housing market AROUND THE HOUSEHousing market starting to ash warning signs Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, C2


C2 Saturday, September 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comshould be better than other areas of the country, but despite Floridas housing advantages, realtors are reporting that qualified buyers and affordable homes are harder to find. As with the last recession, it will eventually catch up with Florida. Homeowners, builders and investors: Dont ignore the signs this time „ if housing is, indeed, slowing down. Although many will try to convince you that the markets are down for other reasons, in all cases, it goes back to actual sales. If people arent buying wood commodities they are not building homes. That alone could be your best guide. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page C1 One in three American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease. Many people with prediabetes who do not lose weight or take part in moderate physical activity can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. In Sumter and Lake counties, diabetes was the sixth and seventh leading cause of death, respectively, in 2017, according to Florida Health Charts. Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health problems including heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure. People are more likely to have prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they are: 45 or older, overweight, have a family history of type 2 diabetes, are physically active fewer than three times per week, have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds. Typically, a diagnosis by a physician is given after a few tests are completed. The A1C test is given which provides information about your average blood glucose level over a three-month period. A normal A1C range is below 5.7 percent, prediabetes range is 5.7 to 6.4 percent and diabetes range is 6.5 percent or above. The good news is that you can prevent type 2 diabetes. The Prevent T2 (type 2 diabetes) lifestyle change program, offered by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension can help. Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. In Prevent T2, you will work in a group with two trained lifestyle coaches to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. The lifestyle coaches are the Family and Consumer Sciences Agents with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake and Sumter counties. The free program begins Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at the National Training Center, 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Clermont. Prevent T2 program is a full year long in order to focus on long term change. The group will meet weekly for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. Most participants enjoy the group support and find it makes lifestyle change easier. Prevent T2 is based on research concluding that people with prediabetes can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight. That is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. To learn more about PreventT2 and to register, contact Lake County Agent Mia Wilchcombe at 352-343-4101 ext. 2721 or Sumter County Agent LuAnn Duncan at 352-569-6871. Information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mia Wilchcombe is the Family and Consumer Science Agent for the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center.FROM THE EXTENSIONProgram focuses on preventing type 2 diabetes Mia Wilchcombe The free Prevent T2 program begins Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at the National Training Center, 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Clermont. Prevent T2 program is a full year long in order to focus on long term change. [UF/IFAS PHOTO BY MARISOL AMADOR] By Lee ReichThe Associated PressFall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs „ the best time, in fact, for most of them. Whether purchased through the mail or locally, these plants are available in three ways: BARE-ROOT Bare-rootŽ trees and shrubs are grown in the field, then dug up while they are leafless, which might be done in either fall or spring. Those dug in fall are sold immediately or are stored through winter with their roots packed in moist material. Root loss during digging is an obvious drawback to bare-root plants. Although bare-root might seem like a brutal way to treat a tree or shrub, the plants handle the move well as long as their roots are kept moist prior to planting. Bare-root trees and shrubs should not be dug until they have lost all, or nearly all, of their leaves in the fall. And their roots must be cozied into the ground before shoots start growing, which is not a problem in the fall. This highlights one advantage of fall planting: Theres no danger of shoots growing prematurely, because shoot buds stay dormant until they have experienced a winters worth of cold. The biggest advantage of bare-root plants is that they are easily and relatively cheaply shipped all over the country, giving you the widest possible selection in varieties. Whats more, because you can see the roots, you can easily assess their condition. BALLED-ANDBURLAPPED Balled-and-burlappedŽ trees and shrubs are also grown in the field, but they are dug up with a ball of soil that is then snuggled into a wrapping of burlap. Because clay soils hold together better than lighter soils, balledand-burlapped plants are usually grown in clay soils. But clay soils also are heaviest, so such plants are heavy. Weight and the need for extra care to avoid breaking up the root ball make mail order shipping of balled-and-burlapped plants unfeasible. Root loss can be extensive when balled-andburlapped trees and shrubs are dug, and plant selection is limited. CONTAINER-GROWNIncreasingly, both local and mail-order nurseries are selling trees and shrubs as container grown.Ž These nursery plants spent their lives in pots. The potting mix is lighter than field soil, so such plants can be economically shipped through the mail. Con-tainer grown plants can be planted any time of year as long as you can dig a hole and water them as needed. Ideally, a containergrown plant spends long enough in the container so that its roots just fill it. Watch out, though: Some garden centers and nurseries buy bare-root trees and shrubs, and then pot them up for quick sale as container plants. And equally bad, Falls a great time to plant trees and shrubs

PAGE 23 | Saturday, September 22, 2018 C3By Elizabeth KieferThe Washington PostWhen I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, I knew exactly where to find my mom between the months of May and October: in the yard. Shed be pulling weeds or fertilizing flowers or planting whatever went in the ground that time of year; or she might be harvesting tomatoes, edging the sidewalk or moving the sprinkler from one zone to the next. The result of all this dedication was a gorgeous yard that was a source of both fascination and mild jealousy among our neighbors, who would wave from their morning or evening walks. Its like youre a professional!Ž one might call out, possibly thinking about how much theyd paid a landscaper that year. Because my childhood chores included yanking dandelion weeds, raking leaves and generally playing gardeners assistant, I smugly assumed that I would inherit her know-how, and that my own thumb would become green when I was ready to put it to use on my own. Turns out, not so much. Cultivating a yard is a distant dream at this point. For now, Ill settle for being able to preserve my houseplants. Here are the greatest mistakes I made as I progressed from serial plant killer to someone who manages to mostly keep things alive. 1. I set myself up for failure. I live in Brooklyn: land of freezing winters, scorching summers and radiator heaters that make controlling the temperature in ones railroad apartment a fools errand. For some reason, these factors never occurred to me when I started picking out plants I just looked for things that were pretty. If I could go back and give myself one piece of advice, it would be start simple,Ž which includes buying easy houseplants, not anything flowering or especially tricky. 2. I drenched my plants in attention (and water). It seems intuitive enough to water your plants when they look dry and pull back when they dont. And yet, I was under the impression that every problem a plant was having had to do with it needing more water. Although plants do need hydration, I was soaking them without keeping track of how much and how often I was watering, and, worse, not actually evaluating whether a drink was needed. The result? Yellow leaves; wet feet,Ž a.k.a. perpetually damp roots; and sometimes mold. Now, to idiot-proof the process, I keep a little notebook with watering details based on the particular plants needs, along with a schedule and notations about volume. 3. I overreacted to overwatering by underwatering. When I finally understood the signs of overwatering (see: flaccid cactus), I initially reacted by going in the opposite direction: chronic underwatering. Part of that was just trying to establish a baseline what does it mean for a plant to be dry?Žbut that is the kind of experiment where youllprobably lose some subjects along the way. For example,the basil plant in my kitchen will go limp like a damsel on a fainting couch when it needs water. When that happens, I set it in the sink and let the faucet drip medium-fast until water runs out the bottom hole of the pot. True confessions of a serial houseplant killerBy Melissa RayworthThe Associated PressWe decorate our homes in order to enjoy them. For book lovers, adding a cozy and well-lit space dedicated to reading can be the perfect finishing touch. Most homes, of course, dont have a spare room for use as a library. But interior designers often carve out one section of a living room, sunroom or master bedroom as a dedicated reading area, says designer Pamela Harvey. Harvey, who splits her time between design projects in Florida and in the northern Virginia/Washington, D.C., area, says that where you put a reading space depends on your habits. Are you seeking a spot thats private and silent, or would you rather have an open, airy reading space to share with family members? Here, she and two other interior designers „ Kansas City-based Jaclyn Joslin, founder of Coveted Home, and Bethesda, Marylandbased Kelley Proxmire „ suggest ways to create a perfectly luxurious space, even on a budget. CREATIVE LOCATIONS: Joslin has helped two clients turn unused formal dining rooms into multi-use spaces. Although the rooms are used by the whole family, she says, in both homes we added nice comfy chairs for the adults to sit in and read.Ž Proxmire added a reading space to a home office for a woman who wanted her kids to cuddle up and read while she worked. She has also creatively repurposed spare closets, a trick thats especially useful in childrens bedrooms. For one client, she removed closet doors, added a padded bench seat across the width of the closet, and then added a wall-mounted light fixture. Built-in drawers underneath the seat and shelf space above mean the closet still offers storage. Add pillows to the padded seat and a curtain for privacy, LAYERED LIGHTING: Build in the flexibility to have different levels of lightŽ in your reading space, Harvey says. She suggests a mix of table lamps, floor lamps and small reading lamps. Task lamps work really well,Ž she says. Along with plenty of spots to plug in all this lighting, dont forget to have enough outlets for chargers if youll be reading on a digital device, Harvey says. ALL THE RIGHT ELEMENTS: Reading chairs dont have to be expensive. But they must be comfortable. A chair large enough to curl your legs up into is the ultimate comfy zone for reading,Ž Joslin says, so choosing chairs with arms and styles that dont skimp on seat space is key.Ž And no matter how comfortable and large your reading chair may be, all three designers suggest including an ottoman or footstool so that your legs can be stretched out and elevated. Drink tables next to the chairs are also a priority item, along with a few cozy throw blankets strewn about,Ž Joslin says. Keep these items within arms reach so you wont have to get up once youve settled in to read. Youll also want to keep reading material easily at hand. If youre tight on floor space,Ž Joslin says, try some wall-mounted shelving to display books or a very utilitarian yet still stylish vertical bookcase.Ž Consider adding a small rolling bar cart or even a wet bar if your budget and space permit, Harvey says. Maybe youll want a glass of scotch or maybe its a coffee bar,Ž she says. Whatever your preference, having these items in your reading space adds to the sense of luxury. LIBRARY STYLE DOESNT HAVE TO BE DARK AND MASCULINE: If you have enough space and love a traditional libraryŽ look, Joslin says, then go full tilt with a sliding ladder, wing chairs in either leather or some tweed/wool type fabric and a chaise lounger if there is room.ŽCreating a perfectly cozy place to readThis undated photo provided by Sherry Moeller shows an upper level seating area in a home designed by Pamela Harvey in McLean, Va. [ANGIE SECKINGER/SHERRY MOELLER VIA AP]




DEAR ABBY: Homecoming is next month, and we are not allowed to take outside dates. My girlfriend goes to a different school and doesn't want me taking anyone else. My school is very small (only 60 kids in the whole high school) and not asking a girl to the dance is frowned upon. It's the custom to ask one of your classmates to homecoming. My girlfriend grew up in a bigger school where homecoming is much more important. She's convinced I'm going to be someone else's Prince Charming for the night. What she can't understand is that it's nothing like that where I go. Taking someone to the dance at my school isn't romantic -it's a gentlemanly thing to do. You pick any girl who hasn't been asked and go with her. I'd like to ask someone -as friends only -to the homecoming dance, but my girlfriend gets incredibly upset when I talk about it. Please tell me what to do. -ONLY A DANCE IN TEXAS DEAR ONLY A DANCE: Your girlfriend needs to be less controlling and more understanding. You have already explained that not taking someone to the homecoming dance is frowned upon in your community. So what if you are "someone else's Prince Charming" for one evening? Your girlfriend can't attend, so why not be a good sport and let you make someone happy for one night? What you should do is go to the dance and, if your girlfriend still doesn't understand, ask your mother to explain it to her "woman to woman."DEAR ABBY: I live in a duplex, and my neighbor has a cat I'll call "Sox" that's positive for feline immunodeciency virus (FIV). I'm a cat lover with a kitty of my own. To prevent the spread of infection, FIV cats are never supposed to be allowed outside, but my neighbor lets Sox come and go as he pleases. Abby, he comes to our house and uses our cat door to access our cat food and water bowl. I know Sox is at times left without food and water, so I'm reluctant to restrict his access to our food, but my cat has picked up respiratory infections because Sox contaminated the bowl. I also have to get my cat tested for FIV during his annual exams, at an added cost of $60. My question: Would it be fair of me to request that my neighbor pay for some or all of the extra expenses associated with treatment and testing due to the FIV exposure? I have asked if she could offer Sox my brand of kibble at her house so he'll be less interested in coming to our house unless he really needs food or water. She refused. I'm not sure if I'm asking too much, or if I should expect her to work with me to help offset the costs of her free-roaming, FIV-infected kitty. -FELINE CARE DEAR FELINE: Under the circumstances, I don't think it's unfair to ask your irresponsible neighbor to cooperate with you on this. However, if she wouldn't spring for something as simple as the kibble, don't hold your breath. The solution to your problem is to make Sox's access to your home impossible by securing the cat door. And if her cat is mingling with and possibly infecting other cats in the neighborhood, call Animal Control and report it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Schools homecoming rules put teen in awkward position TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2018:This year you let go of rigid thinking patterns and learn to understand where others are coming from. Your sense of humor and ability to identify a problem quickly add to your popularity. Nevertheless, you frequently wonder whether to do what you feel or what you think. See what works best for you. If you are single, developing a steady, normal relationship might be close to impossible in this volatile and changeable period. Avoid making a commitment until you stabilize. If you are attached, the two of you enter a period where you seem to be on opposite sides of a seesaw. Express your compassion. PISCES often grounds you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might feel a little under the weather, having pushed so hard as of late. Take a nap, and you will feel better. Take your time and devote the day to you. You cant delay this process, as life could take an exciting yet possibly exhausting turn quite quickly. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your sense of direction combined with a friends ideas could create a spectacularly fun day. You learn a lot about the people around you as events and laughter unfold. Take a close friend or loved one seriously, for your own sake. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your ability to move into uncharted territory marks your actions. You know what its reasonable to expect from an older relative. You know what this person is capable of, yet you also know what he or she wants to accomplish. Pitch in. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You have the unique ability to turn situations inside out. Communication remains vital, yet you seem to be unable to decide whether to move in a new direction. Understand the innate liability of giving or receiving too much information! LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Understand the purpose of a long-overdue conversation. If nothing else, you and the other party might feel more in sync with each other afterward. Relating will become easier. Always remember that you are different people with different needs. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You will express a lot of caring to a close friend, sibling or associate, as well as nearly everyone you come into contact with today. You know and understand the power of positive thinking. A child or loved one might change his or her tune once more. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You see what is happening between you and a loved one. Consider the alternatives that surround a difcult situation. Relax and remain responsive. Before you know it, youll be off on an adventure with friends. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You suddenly might decide to create a vibrant, dynamic change. How you visualize a particular event could be considerably different from reality. Your instincts are likely to kick in, and you know to follow them. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Go out of your way to clear up a problem, but rst process what is happening. Know that others might not have the same reaction or might be upset by the same situation. You have reasons for your reaction, but you can choose to let go of the issue. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You will be able to visualize what someone else is discussing. You might not see eye to eye with this person, but you accept that you are different. Open up more, judge less and try to put yourself in his or her shoes. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You see a liability for what it is. You cannot keep reopening a wound without it getting worse. Your words incite a loved one into action or into making a premature decision. You know what ultimately works well. Dont give in to a whim. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your feelings might be extraordinarily intense. What you believe you want and what works for you could be out of sync, causing a sense of dissatisfaction. Do not ght the inevitable. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, September 22, 2018 C5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, the 265th day of 2018. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 9:54 p.m. Eastern time. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 22, 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its rst atomic bomb. ON THIS DATE: In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863. In 1911 pitcher Cy Young, 44, gained his 511th and nal career victory as he hurled a 1-0 shutout for the Boston Rustlers against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. In 1950 Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of ve-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall and Henry H. "Hap" Arnold. In 1961 the Interstate Commerce Commission issued rules prohibiting racial discrimination on interstate buses. In 1975 Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. (Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on December 31, 2007.) In 1985 rock and country music artists participated in "FarmAid," a concert staged in Champaign, Illinois, to help the nation's farmers.