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LOCAL & STATE | A3WOUNDED VET GETS GIFT OF A NEW RIDE SPORTS | B1EUSTIS STANDOUT PITCHER HEABERLIN VERBALLY COMMITS TO ATTEND MARSHALL SCENE | C1BEER, POWWOW, WRESTLING ARE ALL ON TAP THIS WEEKEND @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, September 27, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 270 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic WriterUNITED NATIONS „ For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, as he met Wednesday at the U.N. with Israeli Prime Min-ister Benjamin Netanyahu.Trump told reporters that he believes that two states „ Israel and one for the Pal-estinians „ works best.Ž He has previously been vague on the topic, suggesting that he would support whatever the parties might agree to, including possibly a one-state resolution, which might see the Palestinian territories become part of Israel.I like (a) two-state solu-tion,Ž Trump said as he posed for photographs with Netan-yahu. Thats what I think works best. Thats my feeling. Now you may have a different feeling. I dont think so. But I think two-state solution works best.ŽThe president added that his much anticipated but still unreleased Mideast peace plan could be presented in the next two to four months, but was not specific as to timing.Trump has been heavily criticized by the Palestin-ians for a series of moves that they say show distinct bias toward Israel, starting with his recognition last year of Jerusalem as Israels capital. The Palestinians also claim the holy city as the capital of an eventual state. Earlier this year, Trump followed up on the recognition by moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Trump backs tw o-state solutionPresident, at UN, says separate states for Israel, Palestinians works best By Maryclare Dale and Michael R. Sisak The Associated PressBill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault.Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby „ now known as Inmate No. NN7687 „ will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison about 20 miles from the gated estate where a jury concluded he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. The $400 million lockup opened two months ago and can hold 3,830 inmates.Cosby will meet with prison medical staff, psychologists and others as the staff assesses his needs. Bill Cosby, inmate NN7687, now in single cell Tavares City Administrator John Drury stands at the center of the 25-year-old Wooton Wonderland playground the city will be replacing with a modern, safe, ADA-accessible and themed playground. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial. comTAVARES … The Wooton Wonderland playground built more than 25 years ago in downtown Tavares by members of the community will soon meet the wrecking ball.The Tavares City Council decided to replace its jagged edges, splinters, exposed nails, missing bolts, soggy lumber and rusting slide No more Wooton WonderlandTavares City Administrator John Drury examines areas with missing and protruding bolts on a rusted slide at the Wooton Wonderland playground in downtown Tavares on Tuesday. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Tavares Council to replace aging playground with modern facilityBy Ryan J. Foley The Associated PressShortly after last years shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panels members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from across the political spectrum.The panels work acceler-ated after the Valentines Day slaughter at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and it eventually produced a legis-lative package of what Kasich labeled sensible changes that should keep people safer.Ž The legislation was introduced by a Republican No change on gun laws after mass shootings Cosby See WOOTON, A5 See TRUMP, A5 See COSBY, A6 See LAWS, A6


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LOTTERY Tuesday, Sept. 25 Mega Millions: 8-16-32-48-6112 x2 Lucky Money: 19-31-32-37-12 Fantasy 5: 8-17-18-23-36 Wednesday, Sept. 26 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-4-3-5-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-7-1-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-2-4 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-8By Zeke Miller and Jonathan LemireAssociated PressUNITED NATIONS „ President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of attempting to interfere in the upcoming United States congressio-nal elections, claiming the Chinese are motivated by opposition to his tough trade policy.The Chinese said it wasnt so.Trump, speaking in front of world leaders while chairing the United Nations Security Coun-cil for the first time, made his accusation amid the ongoing special counsel investiga-tion into Russias attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elec-tion to help him and concerns that the November elections could also be vulnerable.Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 electio n,Ž Trump said They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade.ŽAsked later what evidence he had, he replied, Plenty of evidence,Ž but he didnt provide any.He alleged again, They would like to see me not win because this is the first time ever that theyve been confronted on trade. And we are winning and were winning big. And they cant get involved with our elections.ŽA Chinese delegate shrugged when he heard Trumps statement via translation in the General Assembly. China later denied Trumps accusation.We do not and will not interfere in any countries domestic affairs,Ž said For-eign Minister Wang Yi at the United Nations. U.S. officials did not imme-diately respond to requests for comment on Trumps remark.There is extensive evidence linking Russia to attempts to penetrate U.S. elections sys-tems and to influence U.S. voters. But with the elections less than two months away, U.S. intelligence and election-protection officials have not cited any specific, credible Chinese efforts.Trump says China interfering in electionsTrump By Jeffrey CollinsAssociated PressGEORGETOWN, S.C. „ The last community in the way of Hurricane Florences floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday „ the predictions arent as dire as they once were.Officials originally expected flooding in the worst areas of Georgetown County to be from 5 to 10 feet. But the latest forecast lowered that estimate to 2 to 4 feet, according to the countys Facebook page.Twelve days after the once-fierce hurricane arrived on the coast, and more than a week after it blew north and dissipated, rivers swollen by its relent-less rains are still flooding homes and businesses in their paths as they make their way to the sea.The d eath toll from the storm is still adding up. North Carolina officials blamed the death of a 67-year-old man who fractured his neck clean-ing up storm debris Sept. 18 in Craven County on the storm. Florence has killed at least 47 people „ 36 in North Carolina; nine in South Carolina; and two in Virginia.The newest pr edictions from South Carolina officials moved back the peak of the flooding from Thurs-day to Friday in Georgetown County, where the most swollen waterways „ the Waccamaw and Pee Dee rivers „ meet three other rivers on their way to the Atlantic Ocean.The forecasts could change again, officials warned, and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster joined the call for residents to not let their guard down.We are still in full battle mode in Georgetown County,Ž McMaster said at a Wednesday news conference.The slow-moving disaster has allowed forecasters to pinpoint exactly who will flood. There have been few rescues or surprises in South Carolina „ just black, reeking water slowly seeping in and even more slowly receding.Its kind of playing out exactly like we forecast,Ž said Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick, who sent firefight-ers to houses that had never flooded more than a week ago to warn them water was coming. Those same homes were flooded when firefight-ers surveyed them Monday and Tuesday.There appeared to be good news in Conway too. The Waccamaw River, which flows through the city of 23,000, has spent nearly a day at just over 21.1 feet, some 6 inches under the predicted crest.That could avert potential environmental and transportation problems. The river water was still just inches below a coal ash pond at a closed power plant in Conway, according to the state-owned utility Santee Cooper.The floodwater from the river also had not made it over a temporary barrier hastily built on U.S. Highway 501, the main link to Myrtle Beach. Water is touching the bar-rier of sand and plastic called the Lifeline, but is still well below the top of it, according to the state Department of Transportation.Preliminary estimates show about 2,000 homes have been damaged by flooding in South Carolina, with half of them suffering major damage or being destroyed, said state Emergency Management Division Director Kim Stenson, adding those numbers are far from final with flooding still occurring that could affect hundreds or thousands of additional homes.A lot of the country thinks that Florence came and went. But unfortunately, a lot of that water it takes weeks to process down,Ž Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said.Long visited South Carolina on Wednesday and said the agency has already had 4,000 people register and paid $500,000 in claims in the state.In North Carolina, residents in Lumberton sued CSX Corp. saying the railroad company refused to give permission to build a temporary sandbag berm under a bridge until an emergency order from the governor at the last minute. The lawsuit said the under-pass also created a gap in a levee that made flooding worse during Hurricane Mat-thew in 2016 and cited a report in May where the state called for a floodgate. CSX issued a statement that it doesnt com-ment on pending litigation, but noted the extraordinary stormŽ devastated Lumberton and other communities with its flooding.Also in Robeson County, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said his deputies with help from National Guard high-clearance trucks rescued 400 animals „ which included dogs, cats, horses, peacocks, chickens, quail and potbellied pig „ from a flooded property after some were seen stranded on a rooftop in the Orrum community. About 300 more animals were found dead on the property over the week-end, Sealey said.Authorities were meeting with prosecutors Wednesday to see if the people responsible for the animals should face charges.New Florence ooding forecasts are good news for South CarolinaBy Jocelyn NoveckAssociated PressHer 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomi nation to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confir-mation hearing „ with no FBI investigation and no witness testimony „ is destined to be unfair, just as she and many others felt the Thomas hear-ing was.Still, she says, whatever happens, dont look at the Kavanaugh case as a referendum on the #MeToo movement, or a barometer of its success. #MeToo is much bigger than that „ and the ship has sailed.A lot is different now,Ž Hill, 62, says of the year since the movement was launched, following scandalous revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein. A number of powerful men have been held accountable. I dont think any one episode is going to define a whole movement.ŽBesides, she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday night, Remember, #MeToo is about raising awareness. Just because the Senates awareness hasnt been raised, doesnt mean that the rest of us havent evolved and learned.ŽIn the years since she sat in that bright turquoise suit, in front of an estimated 20 million TV viewers, and calmly and deliberately recounted her allegations of workplace harassment against Thomas, Hill has been some-what of a reluctant heroine to many women, living a quiet academic life at Brandeis Uni-versity for two decades now. The Kavanaugh hearing, in which Christine Blasey Ford will detail her allegation of a sexual assault from when she and the judge were teenagers „ a charge he denies „ has trained the spotlight on Hill again, as people recall her 1991 ordeal and discuss similarities.Hill herself will be nowhere near Washington when Thurs-days hearing takes place. Shell be in Utah, where she was giving a lecture Wednes-day evening.Hill says Kavanaugh isnt a #MeToo referendumAnita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change on Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. [PHOTO BY WILLY SANJUAN/INVISION/AP, FILE] Floodwaters from the Neuse River cover the area a week after Hurricane Florence in Kinston, N.C., on Monday. [KEN BLEVINS/THE STAR-NEWS VIA AP]

PAGE 3 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGLeesburg Elementary seeks classroom books that re” ect diversityLeesburg Elementary School recently launched a campaign to fund 46 class-room libraries each with 100 books that reflect the cultural diversity of students.Research shows that stu-dents are more inclined to read books that not only align with their interests, but also reflect their culture or ethnic-ity,Ž said Assistant Principal Maurice Simmons, who is leading the campaign. On our campus, over 67 percent of our students are minori-ties, which lends itself to this quote: Books should be mirrors and windows.ŽThe Educational Foundation of Lake County has supported the campaign with a donation of $15,000. The school would like to raise an additional $20,000.A students ability to read on grade level impacts their future success,Ž Simmons wrote in a letter to local businesses and civic organizations, requesting donations. Putting books in the hands of our kids is critical to improving comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills that are necessary throughout their lives, both academically and professionally.ŽTo make a donation, email SimmonsM@lake. or call the school at 352-365-9018.CLERMONTPolice: Boy had razor blades at middle schoolPolice have arrested a 13-year-old Windy Hill Middle School student and charged him with possessing a weapon on school grounds after finding razor blades in his pocket.A student tipped off the schools principal, who called the resource officer to help him confront the student.Asked if he had anything in his possession that might harm another student, the boy said no.ŽThe principal then asked the boy to turn his pockets inside out.ƒ he complied until he reached his back pockets,Ž the sheriffs deputy noted in his report. He began fumbling with something in his left rear pocket and pulled out an empty X-Acto case, he wrote, referring to an artists knife that holds interchangeable, sharp blades.The deputy said he reached into his pocket and removed four X-Acto blades and two blades stuck in a pencil sharpener.The boy was released to the custody of his mother.MIAMIKirk reforms as tropical storm, gaining strengthKirk has reformed as a tropical storm in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters say it's gaining strength.The system was downgraded to a tropical depression earlier this week. But the National Hurricane Center says it has reorganized and is moving.At 2 p.m., the center of Kirk was located about 305 miles east of Barbados. It had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and was moving westward at 18 mph.A tropical storm warn-ing is in effect for the islands By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Two weeks after they granted Sheriff Peyton Grinnell a $3 million budget increase, Lake County Commissioners agreed Tues-day to give him $700,000 more so he can give raises to deputies and close the pay gap with other police agencies.The commission agreed to increase Grinnells budget by $350,000 immediately and to come up with the rest in January from the general fund reserve, Commission Chairman Sullivan said.As budget deliberations got underway several months ago, Grinnell asked commissioners for an additional $10 million in his budget but had to settle for a $3 million hike when the budget was approved two weeks ago. Commissioners said at the time that they would have had to raise taxes to accommodate his request and they werent willing to do so.Grinnell noted, however, that $700,000 of the $3 mil-lion increase would have to go toward new school resource officers in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act passed by the Florida Legis-lature after the massacre at a south Florida high school on Valentines Day.The remaining $2.3 million wasnt enough to give raises recommended in a salary study the sheriff commis-sioned earlier this year.That study revealed sizable differences between the starting salaries of the Sheriffs Office and other local agencies, including Tavares, Eustis, Clermont, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Mount Dora and Fruitland Park.Commissioners said Tues-day that withholding the second half of the money until January gives them time to examine a forfeiture fund accumulated by the Sheriffs Office year to year.Commissioner Leslie Campione suggested that fund could help pay for school resource officers, but Grinnell said 25 percent of that money is already required by state law to go toward drug rehabilitation programs.Even with an estimated $500,000 available, only $375,000 isnt earmarked by Florida statutes, and it is unclear at this time if the funds are promised elsewhere.Wherever they pull the money from, Grinn ell confirmed that with the full $700,000 committed, he would be able to begin fund-ing a higher starting salary sometime in this upcoming fiscal year.Commission nds money for deputy raisesLake commissioners agree to give Sheri Grinnell $350,000 now and the rest in January By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida voters this fall could decide the fate of 12 ballot proposals that deal with issues ranging from limiting taxes to banning greyhound racing.Behind the scenes, businesses and organizations have already spent tens of millions of dollars as they try to pass „ or defeat „ some of the proposed constitutional amendments.Here are snapshots of five ballot proposals that are drawing big chunks of money:MARSYS LAW: Part of a national movement to boost crime victims rights, Amend-ment 6 on the November ballot had already drawn $30.37 million as of Sept. 14.The amendment, put on the ballot by the Florida Consti-tution Revision Commission, is dubbed Marsys LawŽ and is rooted in the 1983 death of a California woman, Marsy Nicholas, who was stalked and killed by an ex-boyfriend. Marsy Nicholas brother, Henry, is the co-founder of Broadcom Corp. and has spearheaded the Marsys Law movement.Almost all of the money backing the Florida measure, $30.045 million, has come from the national Marsys Law for All Foundation, according to the state Division of Elections website. Another $325,000 has come from Henry Nicholas.GAMBLING BATTLE: Amend-ment 3, which is designed to make it harder to expand gambling in the state, has drawn millions of dollars from supporters and opponents. Disney Worldwide Services Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida have combined to contribute $26.43 million to the political committee Voters In Charge, which led a peti-tion drive to get the measure on the ballot and is steering efforts to pass it.Disney is a longtime oppo-nent of casino gambling, while the Seminole Tribe already operates lucrative casinos in Florida. The ballot proposal would change the Florida Constitution and give voters the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino Big money backing ballot measuresThomas and Bethany Travis are shown with their daughters Ella, LeighAnn and Norah and their nephew Levi Maynard in front of their new 2015 Chrysler Town & Country Touring minivan in Mount Dora on Wednesday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@ dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Sev-eral times a week retired U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Travis and his family drive from Eustis and Orlando for various medi-cal appointments.Travis, a wounded veteran, and his wife, Bethany, pack their five kids into an aging and unreliable van for the long, hot journey. The air conditioning doesnt work and they are always worried about the van breaking down.But from now on, those journeys should be a lot more bearable.On Wednesday, the family was handed a set of keys to a 2015 Chrysler Town & Country Touring minivan „ complete with video screens, two years of free maintenance and a fully functioning air con-ditioner „ by U.S. Bank, Freedom Alliance and the Advantage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer-ship in Mount Dora.When I first heard we were going to be receiving a car to help us out, I thought it was a joke. Even after that, the idea of what was happening didnt hit me until just a few minutes ago when we were presented with the keys,Ž said Travis, 30. I still can hardly believe it but I am so grateful.ŽFor nearly eight years, Travis served as a military policeman. His deployments included operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.During a 15-month deployment to Iraq, he was injured by several improvised explosive device blasts that resulted in severe traumatic brain injury and a knee injury that requires him to walk with a cane.According to Travis, Helping out a veteranGi of minivan a game changer for veteran and familyBy Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ It looks like smooth sailing, so far, for a proposed Venetian Gardens restaurant that will have boat slips available for hungry boaters.City commissioners approved the concept MondayVenetian Gardens, which now looks like a war zone, with piles of debris from the old, razed community building and an 80-year-old swimming pool that has been turned into a different kind of hole in the ground, is being transformed into an almost $8 million centerpiece by July 4, 2019.A new community building will grace the park on Dixie Avenue, and a restaurant built by a private investor, who will lease the land from the city, will overlook Lake Harris.The city has drafted a 20-year lease with Thad Boyd III of Ocala for Leesburg approves Venetian restaurant plan Vote paves way for 8,000-squarefoot waterfront restaurant, boat slips See VETERAN, A4 See BRIEFS, A4 See PLAN, A4See BALLOT, A4


A4 Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Constance H. Robbins, 55, Lady Lake, Florida went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando under the loving care of her family. Connie was born February 19, 1963 in Leesburg, Florida to her parents Stanley and Patricia Zipperer. She was a lifelong resident of Leesburg. She attended The Fellowship Church in Tavares, Florida. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and working with her hands to create beautiful items for her family and friends, but most of all she loved to be surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years: Rob Robbins of Lady Lake, FL; three daughters: Becky Vacca and her husband Matt of Memphis, TN, Kat Robbins of Gulu, Uganda and Hannah Robbins of Lady Lake, FL; two sisters: Sheila Duke and Kimmy Velasquez; two brothers: Chris Zipperer and Randy Zipperer; three grandchildren: Benjamin Vacca, Thaddeus Vacca and Charlotte Vacca and many loving nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg Chapel. Funeral Services to be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00AM at Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park, FL. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.pagetheus. com. Arrangements are entrusted to PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg. Constance H. Robbins Funeral Services Isaiah Davis, 63, of Leesburg, was born September 26, 1953 in Denmark, South Carolina. He transitioned form labor to reward on September 21, 2018. A celebration of Life will convene 11:00A.M., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Antioch Full Gospel Church, 1020 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL, Rev. Tommie Jordan, Pastor. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, LLC, (352)435-9326. Online condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. comIsaiah Davis TodaysServices TodaysServices of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Forecasters say some spots could get as much as 10 inches of rain.Kirk's projected track shows it weakening into a tropical depression again along a path south of Puerto Rico, Hispan-iola, Cuba and Jamaica.WINTER HAVENDeputy shoots woman armed with knifeAuthorities say a deputy shot and wounded a woman as she tried to attack her ex-boyfriend with a knife.A Polk County Sheriff's Office news release says 25-year-old Lindsay Collins was hospitalized Tuesday night in critical but stable condition.Officials say a deputy responded to a Winter Haven home following reports that the resident's ex-girlfriend had sent threatening texts and was intentionally damaging his house and truck.The deputy says he began talking to the resident outside when Collins exited the home and began running at them with a knife raised over her head. The deputy fired once, striking Collins in the torso. BRIEFSFrom Page A3gambling" in the state. If approved, it would require voter appro val of casino-style games in the future and effectively reduce the power of the Legislature and governor to decide gambling-related issues.The gambling industry, however, has started funneling money to at least two political com-mittees to fight the ballot proposal. One of those committees, known as Citizens for the Truth About Amendment 3, had raised $3.52 million as of Sept. 14, while another, known as Vote NO on 3, had raised $650,000.FELONS VOTING: Restor-ing the voting rights of felons has long been a con-tentious legal and political issue in Florida.But buoyed by money from the American Civil Liberties Union and a series of other large donors, the political com-mittee Floridians for a Fair Democracy is seeking to pass a proposed constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 4, that would automatically restore the rights of most felons after they serve their sentences, complete parole or probation and pay restitution. The amendment would not apply to people con-victed of murder or sexual offenses.Floridians for a Fair Democracy had raised $14.4 million as of Sept. 14 to get the measure on the ballot and to try to pass it. The ACLU had contributed $3.8 million in cash and had made hundreds of thousands of dollars in in-kind contributions.TAX CAP CONTINUATION: Voters in 2008 approved a constitutional amendment that placed a 10 percent cap on annual increases in assessed values of non-homestead properties, such as commercial properties. But the limit will expire Jan. 1 unless it is extended by voters in November through the passage of Amendment 2.Lawmakers placed Amendment 2 on the ballot, along with two other measures „ Amend-ment 1 and Amendment 5 „ aimed at cutting or holding down taxes.The industry group Florida Realtors is trying to make sure Amendment 2 passes. As of Sept. 14, the group had contributed $5.56 mil-lion to a political committee known as Amendment 2 is for Everybody, according to the Division of Election website.GREYHOUND RACING: Animal-rights groups have tried for years to convince lawmakers to stop grey-hound racing in Florida.But unable to get legislation passed, they enlisted the support of the Constitution Revision Commission, which approved placing a mea-sure on the ballot designed to ban dog racing at pari-mutuel facilities.An effort known as the Committee to Protect Dogs had raised about $2.3 mil-lion as of Sept. 14 to bolster efforts to pass the amend-ment, with $1.5 million coming from the Doris Day Animal League. The group Grey2K USA had added more than $480,000. BALLOTFrom Page A3 $20,000 per year for an 8,000-square-foot restaurant.Plans call for a continuous line of docks from the edge of the restaurant to the neighboring Leesburg Boat Club, to the marina and to the boat ramp. It is not yet clear just how many boat slips will be built, according to city officials, but a concept drawing circulated Monday showed more than 20.This would be an improvement that the city would build,Ž said City Manager Al Minner, but he said the restaurant owner will reimburse the city for the docks that will be built in front of the business.Its really a coordinated effort before we start paving the parking lot, Minner said. Were going to have big cranes back there drilling pilings and that kind of stuff. We wanted to get that done before we start asphalting the parking lot.ŽHe said the financial agreement will be set before workers swing the first hammer."The rough estimate for building all of the docks is about $300,000, Minner said.The Leesburg Boat Club likes the plan, Minner said. It will be asking the city for a lease renewal.The city has already built a new playground and splash pad in neighboring Rogers Park and is making improvements to Ski Beach, including a new boat ramp.Commissioners are committed to building a new swimming pool somewhere in the area of the Dabney Pool on Griffin Road and the Susan Street recreation center.Well do a huge lunch business here because the hospitals a half mile away, theyre getting ready to build a new Marriott...,Ž Boyd said at community building groundbreaking ceremony in July.The Mariott Hotel is part of a $100-millionplus project going up on Dixie Avenue near Leesburg Regional Medical Center. It includes an assisted living facility, apartments, doctors offices and retail space.The city is also working to tie Venetian Gardens into downtown, a half mile away.The restaurant will be loosely patterned after the successful Eatons Beach on the north shore of Lake Weir in Marion County.Eatons Beach is a relaxed beach bar and restaurant with a white sand beach and hundreds of feet of dock.In a related action, commissioners agreed to a small increase in boat slip and marina storage rates.We dont always have to be the cheapest,Ž said Commissioner Elise Dennison. Right now, with all the changes to Venetian Gardens, and we have waiting lists, we dont have to be the cheapest any more.Ž PLANFrom Page A3he was injured on three occasions between August 2008 and March 2009 before being medi-cally discharged.Bethany said since his return, transitioning back to civilian life has been challenging for him and the family. But, she said, thanks to the help of organizations like Freedom Alliance they have been getting through it.They first got involved with Freedom Alliance „ which provides help and support to wounded troops and military fami-lies in the form of homes, cars, college scholarships, wheelchairs, vacations and more „ during the Christmas season a few years ago through a program that provides toys for the children of veteran families.Bethany applied for the car program, not imagin-ing that it would actually come to fruition.This means a lot for us. It really is life changing,Ž she said.At the dealership Wednesday, the Travis family, with four of their kids in tow, heard from managers Eddie Scott and Brian Soukup of US Bank, Calvin Coolidge of Freedom Alliance and General Manager Tim Ginther of Advantage CDJR.Coolidge said Freedom Alliance identifies the needs of veterans and decides on the recipients for various things and U.S. Bank helps make the donations happen.At the dealership, Tommy and Bethany were visibly touched by the gift. Their kids, ranging in age from 2 to 6, could be heard squeal-ing in delight and singing while climbing in and out of the van and checking out the video screens.Ginther said it was the first time the dealership participated in such a program.It felt so good helping this less fortunate and very deserving family in this way. I am happy and honored were able to help. Its something we, and everyone, should really be doing more of,Ž Ginther said.Scott, an Air Force veteran, said veterans like Travis and others wounded in action deserve the help of their communities upon their return. He said he is grateful attitudes toward veterans are different than how he remembers upon returning from Vietnam.He said he is pleased with what private organizations are doing for veterans.Its the least we can do,Ž Scott said. VETERANFrom Page A3 An artists rendering of the waterfront restaurant that will be built at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. The City Commission approved plans for the facility Monday. [CITY OF LEESBURG]

PAGE 5 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 A5with a modern, safe playground.The lifespan of playgrounds made of pressure-treated wood like Wooton Wonderland is 20 years, City Administrator John Drury said, adding that the playground is becoming expensive to maintain.Were five years past our useful life. What that means is we have splinters starting to show and decay that starts to occur with pressure treated wood in the elements like we have in Florida,Ž Drury said. Its time to replace Wooton Wonderland with the next generation of parks.ŽWe look forward to working with the families and the community again, taking what the previous families did, building upon that and creating a niche, wow, themed park for today and into the future,Ž Drury said.During a meeting last week, staff was directed to obtain cost estimates to begin the replacement process.Drury said the city is hoping to obtain grants to fund most of the estimated $250,000 cost, which include demolition, design and installation.Drury said he thinks the process may take more than two years, adding that the wait will be worth the return, especially since the new playground will include safer, more updated features and will be fully ADA accessible.Our goal is make this park splinter-free and accessible to all children, regardless of their disability,Ž Drury said.Mayor Lori Pfister said she remembers she and her daughters (now grown) helping with the old playground and understands that people may have sentimental attachments to it. Yet she hopes people will embrace the new one as she will since it will complement the neighboring … and seaplane-themed splash pad … and further enhance Wooton ParkWooton Park is an important park and is an important part of our city,Ž said Pfister.City officials said Playgrounds by Leathers, the builders of the original park, expressed surprise that the old park was still standing before offering some ideas for replacing it.Drury said the company also emphasized that new playgrounds are made differently today, with more long-lasting, maintenance-friendly composite materials.He said there are endless possibilities for the new playground, something the city will begin touching on once the design process gets underway.Drury said the city hopes to incorporate an actual DC3 or Drummond seaplane cockpit (also ADA accessible) just north of the playground for kids to enjoy.Im not sure that I know of a playground with a large seaplane and cockpit other than this one in the future so were looking forward to, again, being themed, unique and a lot of fun for the families and the children,Ž Drury said. WOOTONFrom Page A1 Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step that was widely pro-tested by Palestinians and others in the Arab world.His administration has also slashed aid to the Palestinians by hundreds of millions of dollars and ended U.S. support for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees.The Palestinians reacted cautiously to Trumps remarks, noting that a two-state solution has long been the goal of peace efforts, including a broader Arab-Israeli plan that would see Arab states all recognize Israel if the Palestinians got an inde-pendent state.Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestin-ians remain committed to their demand for a state based on the borders before the 1967 Mideast war and with East Jerusalem as its capital.Peace requires a twostate solution, where the state of Palestine is based on the 67 boundaries with East Jerusalem as its capital,Ž he said. This is the Arab and international attitude, and all final status issues need to be solved according to the international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.ŽTrump and his national security team have defended their position, saying that decades of attempts to forge Israeli-Palestinian peace have failed.He said Wednesday that the embassy move would actually help peace efforts by recognizing the reality that Israel identifies Jeru-salem as its capital. But, he added that Israel would have to make concessions to the Palestinians in any negotiations.Israel got the first chip and its a big one,Ž Trump said. By taking off the table the embassy moving to Jerusalem, that was always the pri-mary ingredient as to why deals couldnt get done. Now thats off the table. Now, that will also mean that Israel will have to do something that is good for the other side.Ž TRUMPFrom Page A1Tavares City Administrator John Drury points out a walkway with rotted and splintered wood at the Wooton Wonderland playground in downtown Tavares on Tuesday. The playground, which has exceeded its suggested lifespan, will soon be replaced by the city with a modern, themed playground. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL]


A6 Thursday, September 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comlawmaker in the GOP-dom-inated Legislature. It went nowhere.Among other objections, the Republican leadership raised constitutional concerns about a provision allowing courts to order that weapons be seized from people showing signs of violence.The way we put it together, the fact that you had people on both sides of the issue „ I would have thought something would have happened,Ž said Kasich, who watched the bill package languish in leg-islative chambers run by his own party. But the negative voices come in unison and they come strongly.ŽThe Ohio experience is not unusual.An Associated Press review of all firearmsrelated legislation passed this year, encompassing the first full state legislative sessions since the Las Vegas attack, shows a decidedly mixed record. Gun control bills did pass in a number of states, but the year was not the national game-changer that gun-control advocates had hoped it could be.Even in a year that included yet another mass school shooting and an unprecedented level of gun-control activism, state legislatures across the country fell back to largely predictable and partisan patterns.Its exactly what hap-pened after Newtown: The anti-gun states became more anti-gun and the pro-gun states became more pro-gun,Ž said Michael Hammond, the legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America, referring to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six educators.The major exceptions were Florida and Vermont.Both states have Republican governors and long traditions of gun ownership. Lawmakers passed sweeping legislation after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 14 students and three staff members and after a foiled school shooting plot in Ver-mont days later.The law signed by Flor-ida Gov. Rick Scott banned bump stocks, raised the gun buying age to 21, imposed a three-day waiting period for purchases and authorized police to seek court orders seizing guns from individuals who are deemed threats to themselves and others. The latter provision has already been used hun-dreds of times, court data show.Florida is a rare case in which gun laws approved by a Republican legislature and governor are being chal-lenged in court by the NRA.No other Republicandominated state followed Floridas lead, the AP review found.The Parkland shooting did slow momentum for additional gun rights bills in some Republican-led states, but others pushed forward with a pro-gun policy agenda. They widened the definition of who can legally carry a weapon in public, allowed more concealed weapons in schools, churches and government buildings, and strengthened legal protections for people who claim they shot someone in self-defense.In Tennessee, county commissioners were granted the ability to carry concealed handguns in their workplaces. Oklahoma approved a bill allowing permit holders to carry handguns while scouting. Nebraska lawmakers enacted a long-sought bill shielding all documents related to gun permits from the states open records law.In South Carolina, where a state senator was killed in the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, lawmakers rejected a simple bill requiring court clerks to enter convictions and restraining orders in a timely fashion to strip gun rights from people who have been disqualified from possessing firearms.The most significant policy development, the review found, was the enactment of so-called red flag lawsŽ in eight states. Those laws allow police or relatives to seek court orders to seize guns from people who are showing signs of violence.Five Republican governors signed those laws, which have been used to seize guns from hundreds of individuals already this year.Supporters say the laws are proven to save lives, and they were a rallying cry amid reports that the suspected Parkland high school gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was deeply troubled yet allowed to own guns. Nine states also approved laws to ban bump stocks, the rapid-fire devices that a gunman used as he shot hundreds of people at the music festival in Las Vegas, including 58 who were killed.But often, the debate over public safety and the reach of the Second Amendment played out in statehouses with familiar results.In Colorado, a state rocked by the 1999 Columbine High School and 2012 Aurora theater mass shootings, lawmakers in the divided Legislature refused to compromise.The Democratic-controlled House passed bills to ban bump stocks and enact a red flag law that had the support of many police officers and prosecutors. But the Republican-controlled Senate quickly assigned those to a killŽ commit-tee and defeated them.To me, the Second Amendment and individual rights demand the highest respect. Thats the basis of where I come from,Ž said Republican Sen. Tim Neville, a member of the committee and one of the capitols most ardent gun rights activists.The Colorado House returned the favor by rejecting Republican plans to allow concealed guns on school grounds and repeal the state ban on largecapacity ammunition magazines, a law passed after the Aurora shooting.Tom Sullivan, whose son Alex was killed by James Holmes as he celebrated his 27th birthday in the Aurora theater, said he is encouraged that the state has maintained the post-Aurora ammunition limits and is calling for further gun control as he runs for a Colorado state House seat. Sullivan sees long-term promise in gun-control efforts by Parkland students and survivors of other mass shootings.Its like any major change. It can take 20, 30, 40 years,Ž Sullivan said. I tell the Parkland kids that this is the natural progres-sion of things.Ž Democratic-controlled legislatures in states with already strict gun control laws, such as Illinois and New Jersey, made them tighter in the wake of the tragedies.New Jersey expanded background check require-ments to nearly all private sales and transfers of fire-arms and put into a law a strict definition requiring a justifiable need to carry a handgunŽ for citizens to qualify for a permit. The Illinois Legis-lature extended an existing three-day waiting period to buy a handgun to rifles and other firearms, a mea-sure signed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.Advocates for stricter gun laws pointed to the changes in Florida and Vermont, the new red flag laws, the bump stock bans and laws meant to disarm accused domestic abusers as major victories in 2018. They say many of the laws passed with bipartisan support and could mark the beginning of a slow turn in their favor. LAWSFrom Page A1Under prison policy, the 81-year-old comedian will be allowed phone calls and visits and will get a chance to exercise.The prisons long-term goal is to place Cosby in the general po pulation, officials said.We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosbys safety and general welfare in our institution,Ž Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said in a statement.As Cosby began adjusting to life behind bars, his family and publicists vowed hell appeal his conviction on three felony sexual assault co unts after the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.Calling Cosby one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States for over the past 50 years,Ž spokesman Andrew Wyatt on Tues-day decried the trial as the most sexist and racistŽ in the countrys history.The judge, prosecutor and jury saw it differently.No one is above the law. And no one should be treated disproportion-ately because of who they are, where they live, or even their wealth, celeb-rity or philanthropy,Ž Montgomery County Judge Steven ONeill said in sentencing Cosby to an above-average sentence. COSBYFrom Page A1

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A8 Thursday, September 27, 2018 | BUSINESS By Stan ChoeAssociated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stock indexes dipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve took the latest step in its campaign to pull interest rates gradually higher.The decision to raise the federal funds rate for a third time this year was widely expected, and stocks initially climbed following the announcement. But the gains faded in the last 30 minutes of trading after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell finished speak-ing at a news conference. The sharpest losses came from financial stocks, hurt by a drop in Treasury yields, which can crimp lending profits for banks.The S&P 500 fell 9.59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,905.97 after being up as much as 0.5 percent earlier in the day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 106.93, or 0.4 percent, to 26,385.28, and the Nasdaq composite lost 17.11, or 0.2 percent, to 7,990.37.Powell said that the U.S. economy is in a particularly bright moment,Ž which would point to continued increases in rates. But he also said that inflation doesnt seem likely to spike, which would allow the Fed to continue on its gradual path to raise rates off the record lows they set following the 2008 financial crisis.Investors spent the most energy Wednesday parsing over a phrase that the Fed dropped from its written statement following its rate decision, one that has been included for years, about how the central bank is being accommodativeŽ and keep-ing rates low. Did that mean the Fed would shade toward being less aggressive or more?But Powell said in the press conference that losing the phrase was not a signal of any change in policy expectations.Investors closely follow every clue about interest rates, which affect the flow of money and the broad economy, because high rates in the past have been the death knell for economic expansions and bull runs for stocks. But analysts say markets can continue to climb as long as this rise in rates is gradual.We have more room to run in this economic cycle,Ž said Jon Adams, senior investment strategist for BMO Global Asset Management.The Fed indicated Wednesday that it expects to raise rates one more time this year, three times in 2019 and once in 2020.Treasury yields dipped on Wednesday, a step back from their steady rise this year.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.05 per-cent from 3.10 percent late Tuesday. It had been close to its highest level since 2011. The two-year Treasury yield, which more closely tracks movements by the Fed, dipped to 2.82 percent from 2.83 percent.Brian Nick, chief investment strategist at Nuveen, said that it was puzzling that both stocks and bond yields fell following the Feds move. Usually, when investors think the Fed is going to become more aggressive about raising interest rates, stocks fall but bond yields rise.Nick said the reaction may be a result of the new 2021 forecasts the Fed gave for the unemployment rate and GDP growth.US stocks dip after Federal Reserve raises ratesU.S. stock indexes dipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve took the latest step in its campaign to pull interest rates gradually higher. 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PAGE 9 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comOne of the problems with studiesŽ is the statistics they are built upon. There are many ways a numberŽ can be turned on its side or upside down. It was Mark Twain who said there are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics. A recent study took a look at what it calls the best and worst states for teachers. Its a complex matrix „ too much to fully explain here. The study launches from this viewpoint: Education jobs are among the lowest-paying occupations requiring a bachelors degree, and teacher salaries fail to keep up with inflation. At the same time, demands on student achievement continue to rise. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 1 in 5 teachers leave their jobs before the end of the first year, transferring to other schools or jettisoning the profession entirely, feeling overwhelmed, ineffective and unsupported.Ž Again, the matrix is complicated, combining weighted scores for nearly two dozen categories including average salaries, income growth potential, tenure predictions, quality of the local school system, pupil-teacher ratios, public school spending per student, teacher effectiveness requirements, teacher turnover, average commute (important here as affordable workforce housing continues to decline), prevalence of childhood disadvantage, average teacher pension, share of uncertified teachers and more. The bottom line is Florida ranks 45th out of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. As a teacher-friendly state, Florida scored (1 = best, 25 = average): € 25th … Average Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living) € 46th … Average Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living) € 26th … Quality of School System €30th … Pupil-Teacher Ratio €41st … Public-School Spending per Student €35th … Teachers Income Growth Potential €37th … 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries Granted, there are other qualifiers. The study says nothing about mild winters, sunny summers, beaches, transportation, tax ation, cost of living or any number of quality of life issues that would likely make Floridas numbers much stronger. But, if the state of Florida is genuinely serious about raising academic performance, the study might include some thinking points „ if not talking points. We can look at the path to excellence in education in many ways but, from where we sit, none get there without excellent teachers. We dont want to politicize this issue, but its difficult not to. Neither Rep. Ron DeSantis nor Mayor Andrew Gillums political rhetoric are anything but, well, rhetoric. Gillums vow to pay Florida teachers $50,000 is a pipe dream, considering the Republican makeup of the Legislature. DeSantis will end the apparent monopoly of public schools in the state and is fully on board to replace it with a monopoly of charter schools. And neither seems ready to talk about the biggest threat to education we have in Florida „ legislative meddling/muddling in classroom creativity and letting teachers teach. Theres the yin and the yang of the bluster „ but neither candidate is seriously looking for answers for what ails us. Meanwhile, we face an uphill battle to keep competent teachers in our schools with 45 states apparently making the profession more app ealing. Whatever we think of the statistics, can we agree we have some serious work ahead?OUR OPINIONFlorida fails the teacher test Over the course of four days in mid-September, Hurricane Florence dumped a recordbreaking 34 inches of rain on Swansboro, North Carolina „ a city that usually gets 57 inches in an entire year. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused the worst flood in Houstons hist ory. In 2012, flooding from Superstorm Sandy „ considered a once-in-700-year event „ devastated coastal New York and New Jersey. These and other events are typically called natural disasters. But overwhelming scientific consensus says they are actually the result of human-induced climate change and irresponsible construction in flood-prone areas. Most scientists agree that global warming is causing sea levels to rise, while increasing the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme weather events. At the same time, the rapid urbanization of coastal areas is putting more people and property in harms way. Given this new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. We typically deal with only the symptoms of the problem, by evacuating residents before a disaster, housing them temporarily in emergency shelters, and paying insurance so that they can rebuild afterward. But this is tremendously costly, both in human and financial terms. Moodys Analytics has tallied at least $17 billion in property damage from Florence so far. Harvey cost $125 billion and the tally for Maria in Puerto Rico is $139 billion. Katrina destroyed $161 billion in property. Fortunately, the right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact. Prevention is cost-effective: The National Institute of Buildings Services estimates that every dollar spent on the reduction of a communitys vulnerability to disasters saves approximately $6 in economic losses. As an architect and urban designer working on largescale projects, as well as a native of the Netherlands, a low-lying country that wouldnt exist without floodmanagement infrastructure, I have been intrigued by recent, innovative solutions to flood prevention. For example, the beach town of Cleveleys, in England, chose not to build a standard concrete seawall, which has all the charm of a military bunker and can block human access to the shore. Instead, the city built a structure with amphitheaterlike viewing spaces and steps. The steps accentuate the beautiful curvilinear shapes, while creating access to the beach and adding public space, which is important for a coastal town that relies on tourists. Flood protection can even be integrated into buildings. The Dutch coastal town Katwijk aan Zee integrated a levee with a parking garage, and covered it with landscaping. In Rotterdam, levees include built-in shops and parks. This type of infrastructure has economic benefits beyond flood protection. Finally, some of the best solutions rely on an ancient flood protection device: dune grass, a saltwater tolerant plant that stabilizes dunes and prevents erosion. In contrast to reinforced concrete defenses that take the full force of waves until they are worn away by the sea, dunes absorb the waves velocity, while beautifying the landscape and providing habitats. By marrying flood management with creative ur ban and landscape design, infrastructure can become a strategic civic asset. In addition, it can pay for itself by unlocking the real estate and economic development potential of newly protected areas. The new normal of flooding and sea-level rise poses great challenges, but it also offers opportunities to improve our urban areas and landscapes. Stefan Al, Ph.D., is an architect, urban designer and infrastructure expert at global design firm Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York. His latest book is Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray StrategiesŽ published by Island Press.ANOTHER OPINIONTo curb ooding, improve urban designThe Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus announced last year it was closing after a 146-year run, largely because of high operating costs, costly legal battles with animal rights groups and declining ticket sales, especially after elephants were retired from the show. Brett Kavanaughs embattled nomination for the Supreme Court has become a circus, and its time for the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider closing it to the public. As Kavanaughs nomination has shown, these hearings only serve the objectives of special interests and certain politicians, not the general public. The Constitution is silent on congressional committees, which were established well after the document was ratified. The Senate Committee on the Judiciary (its official name) was, in fact, not established until 1816. Its purpose was to serve as a forum for public discussion on social and constitutional issues and to discover the views on these issues from nominees to federal courts and other high offices within the judicial system. In modern times, this committee has been used as a stage for political theater. During the Kavanaugh hearings, activists from far-left groups disrupted the proceedings, hoping, presumably, to get their pictures in the papers. Their rude behavior guarantees it. Defenders say they are exercising their First Amendment rights, but should those rights deny others their right to speak without being interrupted? Why does it seem that incivility is mostly practiced by the left? When a Democratic president nominates someone for the Supreme Court, one doesnt usually see Republican and conservative activists shouting and displaying signs in the hearing room. In the case of recent nominees by Democratic presidents, the GOP obstructionist power play over the nomination of Merrick Garland notwithstanding, though even in that case, we did not see the virulent cast of characters were seeing today, some Republicans have voted to confirm, believing that elections have consequences and as long as the jurist is qualified, he or she should be approved. Not so with Democrats, who appear to see the court as a cover for their inability to get unpopular laws through Congress, for example the outlawing of prayer and Bible reading in public schools and the striking down of all state abortion laws. If order and decorum are to be protected during future hearings for Supreme Court nominees, the committee should ban the public from attending. In a technological age where television networks can be accessed on smartphones, why is it necessary to have people filing in and out of the hearing room? What does the public gain from having such access? If activists want to exercise their First Amendment rights let them do so outside the building. That way, the rights of those inside will also be protected. Isnt that fair to everyone? If public access is allowed to continue and should President Trump get one or possibly two more opportunities to name a conservative judge to the court, these demonstrations and allegations of misconduct are likely to get worse. Like the shuttering of the Ringling circus, its time to shut down this judicial circus. We can start by locking the door and conducting these hearings in an orderly and respectful way that honors everyones rights, including the right of senators and the public to hear from the nominee uninterrupted by people whose parents, apparently, never taught them manners. Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@ OPINIONTime to end the judiciary circus Cal Thomas


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PAGE 11 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 B1 SPORTS NASCAR | B4HARVICK NERVOUS ABOUT RACE THIS WEEK Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comDelaney Heaberlin has been one of the areas top softball pitchers for most of her high school career. Largely because of her suc-cess in the circle, the senior righthander has been on the recruiting radar for a number of colleges.And on Saturday, Heaberlin ended speculation about her future when she announced a verbal commitment to attend Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Heaberlins parents posted pictures on Facebook of their daughter at various locations on the Marshall campus, wearing a Marshall University shirt and posing with Marshalls new coach, Megan Smith.Heaberlin has been a work-horse in the circle for the Panthers. Over the past two seasons, during which Eustis has recorded a 47-8 record, Heaberlin has won nearly 40 games with an ERA of less than an earned run per outing.In 2017, when the Panthers advanced to the Class 5A state championship game, Heaber-lin pitched in every game that season and compiled a 26-2 record with a 0.81 ERA. With the addition of Kayla Betts to the roster, Heaberlin pitched less in 2018, but still wielded a lethal bat „ she hit .323 in 2017 „ batting .355 with four doubles.Heaberlins play earned her a spot on the Daily Commer-cial All-Area First Team in HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKEustis Heaberlin commits to MarshallEustis standout pitcher Delaney Heaberlin on Saturday announced a verbal commitment to attend Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Fred GoodallThe Associated PressTAMPA „ The Tampa Bay Lightning know there are no shortcuts to winning a Stanley Cup title.Three deep playoff runs over the past four seasons ended in disap-pointment that lingers in the minds of the defend-ing Atlantic Division champions, who under-stand it takes a lot more than an abundance of talent to be successful.Its always in the back of your head for sure. Every year you make it to the playoffs and dont win it all, there are some empty feelings. But there is nothing you can really do about it now, theres no point in dwelling on it. You learn from it and move on,Ž captain Steven Stamkos said.You have to come into camp every year with the belief that this is the year you are going to win,Ž the five-time All-Star added. So you dont want to overlook anything or expect any-thing because of what you have done in the past, but expect this group to have a really good camp and start the season on the right foot.ŽWith the exception of the unexpected resigna-tion of general manager Steve Yzerman heading into training camp, little has changed about Tampa Bay, which focused on keeping its skilled roster intact after finishing with the best record in Eastern Con-ference last season.Leading scorer Nikita Kucherov signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension in July, while left winger J.T. Miller agreed to a five-year, $26.26 million contract and defenseman Lightning embrace Stanley Cup expectationsBy Doug FergusonThe Associated PressAnother trip across the Atlantic turned into another failure for the Americans in the Ryder Cup. At least on paper.What emerged that Sunday night after their 16-11 loss to Europe four years ago in Scotland was enough frustration, mainly from Phil Mickelson, to overhaul a broken system. It brought Mickelson and Tiger Woods closer together in the search for a winning formula. It led to players having more input in picking their captain and forming their team. The hope was that it would create more continuity.And for one Ryder Cup, it seemed to work.Every player contributed at least one point for the first time since 1975 in a 17-11 vic-tory at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016, the widest margin for the Americans in 35 years. Now comes the real test.The 42nd Ryder Cup matches are Friday through Sunday at Le Golf National outside Paris, and U.S. captain US tries to end Ryder Cup drought in EuropeThe trophy for the Ryder Cup is displayed during the last day of the French Open on July 1 at the Albatros Course in Guyancourt, south west of Paris, France. The 42nd Ryder Cup matches will be held in France starting Friday at the Albatros Course. [AP PHOTO/FRANCOIS MORI] By Pat DooleyGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Andrew Nembhard had his back against a wall and occasion-ally his eyes would dart across the floor of the gym at the UF practice facility.Still, on Floridas basket-ball media day, he seemed as relaxed as a kitten with a bellyful of food.Thats the persona of the biggest signee of the Mike White era at UF, relaxed, respectful and ready to step into the role of replacing the best point guard in the schools history. But the eyes. Always seeing everything.I think I got (his fathers) vision,Ž Nembhard said of his dad, Claude. He was a point guard, too.ŽThat vision sees a lot and it will likely be in charge of a ranked team when Floridas season starts in six weeks. After a decorated high school career at Montverde Academy and a sensational post-high school career playing for his native Canada, Nembhard acts as confident as you would hope to see the point guard following Chris Chiozza.I don't feel any pressure,Ž he said. They are definitely some big shoes to fill. Im just going to try to come and help Getting to the pointFlorida freshman guard Andrew Nembhard is considered the best passer in the 2018 recruiting class. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Ex-Montverde star eyes starting role with GatorsMontverde Academys Andrew Nembhard (2) breaks for the basket against Baton Rouge Madison Prep during the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament on Jan. 26. Nembhard is vying to be the starting point guard as a freshman at Florida this season. [PAUL RYAN/ CORRESPONDENT] See NOTEBOOK, B3 See NEMBHARD, B3 See RYDER CUP, B3 See LIGHTNING, B3


B2 Thursday, September 27, 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 TV AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SCHEDULE AND STANDINGSFeb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Hampton, Ga. (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Penzoil 400, Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 „ STP 500, Martinsville, Va. (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500, Talladega, Ala. (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism, Dover, Del. (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Open, Concord, N.C. (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400, Lond Pond, Pa. (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1 „ Overtons 400, Joliet, Ill. (Kyle Busch) July 7 „ Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Erik Jones) July 14 „ Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (Martin Truex Jr.) July 22 „ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Loudon, N.H. (Kevin Harvick) July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5 „ GoBowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Chase Elliott) Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Kevin Harvick) Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (Kurt Busch) Sept. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Brad Keselowski) Sept. 10 „ Big Machine Vodka Brickyard 400, Indianapolis (Brad Keselowski) Sept. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas (Brad Keselowski) Sept. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) Sept. 30 „ Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ Dover 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race Points Leaders Through Sept. 22 1. Martin Truex Jr., 2141 2. Kyle Busch, 2125 3. Kevin Harvick, 2113 4. Brad Keselowski, 2111 5. Joey Logano, 2081 6. Aric Almirola, 2079 7. Kyle Larson, 2073 8. Kurt Busch, 2071 9. Chase Elliott, 2066 10. Austin Dillon, 2066 11. Alex Bowman, 2061 12. Ryan Blaney, 2060 Laps Led Leaders Through Sept. 22 1. Kevin Harvick, 1260 2. Kyle Busch, 1209 3. Martin Truex Jr., 965 4. Kyle Larson, 690 5. Ryan Blaney, 586 6. Brad Keselowski, 498 7. Clint Bowyer, 488 8. Kurt Busch, 477 9. Joey Logano, 385 10. Denny Hamlin, 308 11. Chase Elliott, 254 12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 123 13. Aric Almirola, 116 14. Erik Jones, 88 15. Alex Bowman, 68 16. Ryan Newman, 57 17. William Byron, 56 18. Daniel Suarez, 35 19. Michael McDowell, 31 20. Kasey Kahne, 30 21. Jimmie Johnson, 29 22. Austin Dillon, 23 23. Bubba Wallace, 15 24. Paul Menard, 12 25. Regan Smith, 10 26. AJ Allmendinger, 9 27. Jamie McMurray, 8 28. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 29. Matt Kenseth, 5 30. Ty Dillon, 3 31. Chris Buescher, 1 31. Brendan Gaughan, 1 31. Justin Marks, 1 Pole Winners Through Sept. 22 1. Martin Truex Jr, 5 2. Kyle Busch, 4 3. Kurt Busch, 3 3. Denny Hamlin, 3 3. Kevin Harvick, 3 3. Kyle Larson, 3 7. Ryan Blaney, 2 8. Alex Bowman, 1 8. Chase Elliott, 1 8. Erik Jones, 1 8. Paul Menard, 1 8. Daniel Suarez, 1 GOLF RYDER CUPSite: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. Course: Le Golf National. Yardage: 7,183. Par: 71. Purse: None. Television: Friday, 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel), 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: United States. Last time: Every American contributed at least one point for the “ rst time since 1975 in a 17-11 victory at Hazeltine. Notes: The Americans have not won in Europe since The Belfry in 1993, the same year three of their players on this team were born. ... The U.S. team features nine major champions, the most on any team since continental Europe was included in 1979. ... Tiger Woods is playing in the Ryder Cup for the “ rst time since 2012 at Medinah. ... Phil Mickelson is playing in his 12th Ryder Cup, the most of any player on either side since it began in 1927. ... Europe has “ ve rookies, two among the top 15 in the world in Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood. ... Justin Rose is the ninth player to be No. 1 at the Ryder Cup since 1987. The other four Europeans were Ian Woosnam, Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy twice. Woods was No. 1 four times. ... Le Golf National is the host course of the French Open. Alex Noren won it this year, Fleetwood the year before. ... The captains are Thomas Bjorn (Europe) and Jim Furyk (U.S.). Next time: Whistling Straits in 2020. Online: www.rydercup.comPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSPURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Pebble Beach, Calif. Courses: Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,837; Par: 72); Poppy Hills GC (Yarage: 6,879; Par: 71). Purse: $2.1 million. Winners share: $315,000. Television: Friday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Bernhard Langer. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez. Last week: Steve Stricker won the Sanford International. Notes: Now its 15th year, the tournament pairs a PGA Tour Champions player with juniors from 14-18 from The First Tee program. ... Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills are used for the opening two rounds, with everyone at Pebble Beach on Sunday. ... Poppy Hills previously was part of the rotation for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour. ... Stricker won in South Dakota, and then immediately headed off for his role as vice captain at the Ryder Cup. ... Langer last week in Atlanta received the prestigious Payne Stewart Award for charity, character and sportsmanship. ... Jeff Sluman is a three-time winner of the event and was runner-up in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. ... Scott McCarron is $53,660 behind Schwab Cup leader Miguel Angel Jimenez. The Spaniard is not playing this week. ... Among past Pebble Beach winners in the “ eld are Mark OMeara (“ ve-time champion of the AT&T), Tom Watson (1982 U.S. Open) and Vijay Singh. Next tournament: SAS Championship on Oct. 12-14. Online: TOURLast week: Tiger Woods won the seasonending Tour Championship. Next week: Safeway Open. FedEx Cup winner: Justin Rose. Online: www.pgatour.comLPGA TOURLast tournament: Angela Stanford won the Evian Championship. Next week: UL International Crown. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Online: www.lpga.comEUROPEAN TOURLast week: Tom Lewis won the Portugal Masters. Next week: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Online: www.europeantour.comWEB.COM TOURLast week: Denny McCarthy won the Web. com Tour Championship. Next tournament: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay on Jan. 13-16. Online: FOOTBALL COLLEGE SCHEDULETODAY SOUTH SC State (0-3) at NC A&T (3-1), 7 p.m. Lindsey Wilson (3-0) at Presbyterian (1-1), 7 p.m. North Carolina (1-2) at Miami (3-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST N. Iowa (1-2) at Indiana St. (2-1), 7 p.m. FRIDAY EAST Princeton (2-0) at Columbia (2-0), 6 p.m. Rhode Island (2-1) at Harvard (2-0), 7 p.m. SOUTH Memphis (3-1) at Tulane (1-3), 8 p.m. FAR WEST UCLA (0-3) at Colorado (3-0), 9 p.m. SATURDAY EAST Temple (1-2) at Boston College (3-1), Noon Army (2-2) at Buffalo (4-0), Noon Indiana (3-1) at Rutgers (1-3), Noon Georgetown (1-3) at Brown (0-2), 1 p.m. Bucknell (0-4) at Holy Cross (1-3), 1 p.m. Dayton (2-2) at Marist (0-3), 1 p.m. Wagner (1-3) at Monmouth (NJ) (2-2), 1 p.m. Maine (2-1) at Yale (1-1), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (3-0) at Cornell (0-2), 1:30 p.m. Penn (2-0) at Dartmouth (2-0), 1:30 p.m. Cincinnati (4-0) at UConn (1-3), 3:30 p.m. WV Wesleyan (0-4) at St. Francis (Pa.) (1-3), 4 p.m. The Citadel (1-2) at Towson (2-1), 4 p.m. CCSU (2-2) at Lafayette (0-4), 6 p.m. Villanova (3-1) at Stony Brook (3-1), 6 p.m. Ohio St. (4-0) at Penn St. (4-0), 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Louisiana-Lafayette (1-3) at Alabama (4-0), Noon Syracuse (4-0) at Clemson (4-0), Noon Bowling Green (1-3) at Georgia Tech (1-3), Noon Virginia (3-1) at NC State (3-0), 12:20 p.m. Drake (1-1) at Jacksonville (1-1), 1 p.m. New Hampshire (0-3) at Elon (2-1), 1:30 p.m. Mercer (2-2) at VMI (0-4), 1:30 p.m. W. Carolina (2-0) at Furman (0-3), 2 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (2-2) at Georgia St. (1-3), 2 p.m. Charleston Southern (0-2) at Hampton (1-2), 2 p.m. James Madison (3-1) at Richmond (2-2), 3 p.m. South Alabama (1-3) at Appalachian St. (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Old Dominion (1-3) at East Carolina (1-2), 3:30 p.m. Tennessee (2-2) at Georgia (4-0), 3:30 p.m. Florida St. (2-2) at Louisville (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Lamar (1-3) at Nicholls (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina (3-1) at Troy (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (2-2) at UCF (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Rice (1-3) at Wake Forest (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Southern Miss. (2-1) at Auburn (3-1), 4 p.m. Austin Peay (2-2) at Jacksonville St. (2-1), 4 p.m. Florida A&M (2-2) at NC Central (1-2), 4 p.m. Delaware St. (0-3) at Norfolk St. (2-1), 4 p.m. Tennessee St. (2-0) at Vanderbilt (2-2), 4 p.m. Alabama A&M (1-3) at Jackson St. (1-1), 5 p.m. North Alabama (3-1) at Campbell (3-1), 6 p.m. Wofford (2-1) at Gardner-Webb (1-2), 6 p.m. Arkansas St. (3-1) at Georgia Southern (2-1), 6 p.m. Samford (1-3) at Kennesaw St. (3-1), 6 p.m. Florida (3-1) at Mississippi St. (3-1), 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (1-3) at Savannah St. (0-3), 6 p.m. Charlotte (2-2) at UAB (2-1), 6 p.m. Colgate (3-0) at William & Mary (1-2), 6 p.m. Virginia Tech (2-1) at Duke (4-0), 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (1-2) at McNeese St. (3-1), 7 p.m. FAU (2-2) at Middle Tennessee (1-2), 7 p.m. UT Martin (1-3) at Murray St. (0-3), 7 p.m. Alcorn St. (3-1) at Southern U. (2-2), 7 p.m. E. Illinois (0-4) at Tennessee Tech (0-4), 7 p.m. Chattanooga (4-0) at ETSU (3-1), 7:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-3) at FIU (2-2), 7:30 p.m. South Carolina (2-1) at Kentucky (4-0), 7:30 p.m. Marshall (2-1) at W. Kentucky (1-3), 7:30 p.m. Northwestern St. (2-1) at SE Louisiana (1-3), 8 p.m. Mississippi (3-1) at LSU (4-0), 9:15 p.m. MIDWEST Oklahoma St. (3-1) at Kansas (2-2), Noon Cent. Michigan (1-3) at Michigan St. (2-1), Noon Morehead St. (1-2) at Butler (2-1), 1 p.m. UMass (2-3) at Ohio (1-2), 2 p.m. Davidson (3-1) at Valparaiso (0-3), 2 p.m. Kent St. (1-3) at Ball St. (1-3), 3 p.m. Illinois St. (3-0) at Missouri St. (2-1), 3 p.m. Texas (3-1) at Kansas St. (2-2), 3:30 p.m. W. Michigan (2-2) at Miami (Ohio) (1-3), 3:30 p.m. S. Dakota St. (2-0) at N. Dakota St. (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (1-3) at Nebraska (0-3), 3:30 p.m. Youngstown St. (1-2) at W. Illinois (1-2), 4 p.m. Michigan (3-1) at Northwestern (1-2), 4:30 p.m. N. Illinois (1-3) at E. Michigan (2-2), 6 p.m. South Dakota (1-2) at S. Illinois (1-2), 7 p.m. Stanford (4-0) at Notre Dame (4-0), 7:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas A&M (2-2) vs. Arkansas (1-3) at Arlington, Texas, Noon West Virginia (3-0) at Texas Tech (3-1), Noon Baylor (3-1) at Oklahoma (4-0), 3:30 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (2-1) at Sam Houston St. (1-2), 4 p.m. Prairie View (2-3) vs. Grambling St. (1-2) at Dallas, 5 p.m. Incarnate Word (1-2) at Abilene Christian (2-2), 7 p.m. Houston Baptist (1-2) at SMU (1-3), 7 p.m. Iowa St. (1-2) at TCU (2-2), 7 p.m. UTEP (0-4) at UTSA (1-3), 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech (2-1) at North Texas (4-0), 7:30 p.m. FAR WEST North Dakota (2-2) at N. Colorado (0-4), 2:05 p.m. E. Washington (3-1) at Montana St. (3-1), 3 p.m. Nevada (2-2) at Air Force (1-2), 4 p.m. N. Arizona (2-2) at Idaho St. (2-1), 4:30 p.m. Portland St. (1-3) at Idaho (1-2), 5 p.m. Stetson (3-0) at San Diego (1-2), 5 p.m. Liberty (1-2) at New Mexico (2-1), 6 p.m. Utah (2-1) at Washington St. (3-1), 6 p.m. Hawaii (4-1) at San Jose St. (0-3), 7 p.m. Boise St. (2-1) at Wyoming (2-2), 7 p.m. Montana (3-1) at Cal Poly (1-3), 7:05 p.m. BYU (3-1) at Washington (3-1), 8:30 p.m. Oregon St. (1-3) at Arizona St. (2-2), 10 p.m. Southern Cal (2-2) at Arizona (2-2), 10:30 p.m. Oregon (3-1) at California (3-0), 10:30 p.m. Toledo (2-1) at Fresno St. (2-1), 10:30 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 3 0 0 1.000 75 52 New England 1 2 0 .333 57 77 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 50 84 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 77 58 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 49 50 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 57 44 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 60 63 Houston 0 3 0 .000 59 74 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 89 77 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 97 51 Cleveland 1 1 1 .500 60 59 Pittsburgh 1 1 1 .500 88 90 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 118 92 Denver 2 1 0 .667 61 70 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 82 93 Oakland 0 3 0 .000 52 81 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 2 1 0 .667 64 44 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 59 55 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 41 53 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 55 62 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 102 91 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 104 103 Carolina 2 1 0 .667 71 60 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 80 85 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 2 1 0 .667 63 55 Green Bay 1 1 1 .500 70 83 Minnesota 1 1 1 .500 59 72 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 70 88 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 3 0 0 1.000 102 36 Seattle 1 2 0 .333 65 64 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 73 89 Arizona 0 3 0 .000 20 74WEEK 3 Sept. 20Cleveland 21, N.Y. Jets 17Sept. 23Tennessee 9, Jacksonville 6 N.Y. Giants 27, Houston 22 Miami 28, Oakland 20 Buffalo 27, Minnesota 6 Carolina 31, Cincinnati 21 Philadelphia 20, Indianapolis 16 Baltimore 27, Denver 14 Washington 31, Green Bay 17 Kansas City 38, San Francisco 27 New Orleans 43, Atlanta 37, OT L.A. Rams 35, L.A. Chargers 23 Seattle 24, Dallas 13 Chicago 16, Arizona 14 Detroit 26, New England 10Mondays GamePittsburgh 30, Tampa Bay 27WEEK 4 Thursdays GameMinnesota at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m.Sundays GamesCincinnati 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, Carolina SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 19 5 6 63 65 36 New York Red Bulls 18 7 5 59 55 32 New York City FC 14 8 8 50 52 39 Columbus 13 9 8 47 39 38 Philadelphia 14 12 4 46 43 45 Montreal 12 14 4 40 42 47 D.C. United 9 11 8 35 48 48 New England 8 10 11 35 43 45 Toronto FC 8 15 6 30 50 57 Chicago 7 15 7 28 43 54 Orlando City 7 18 4 25 40 66 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 15 6 8 53 49 38 Sporting Kansas City 15 8 6 51 54 36 Los Angeles FC 14 7 8 50 57 43 Portland 13 9 8 47 46 45 Real Salt Lake 13 11 6 45 49 49 Seattle 13 11 5 44 37 32 Los Angeles Galaxy 11 11 8 41 57 59 Vancouver 11 11 7 40 47 56 Minnesota United 10 16 3 33 43 57 Houston 8 13 8 32 47 43 Colorado 6 17 6 24 32 55 San Jose 4 18 8 20 45 63 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 22Los Angeles FC 2, San Jose 0 New York Red Bulls 2, Toronto FC 0 Atlanta United FC 2, Real Salt Lake 0 Chicago 2, New England 2, tie Columbus 2, Colorado 1 Houston 0, Orlando City 0, tie New York City FC 1, Montreal 1, tie Minnesota United 3, Portland 2Sept. 23Philadelphia 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Seattle 0Todays GameChicago at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Saturdays GamesLos 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s GamesAtlanta 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 Todays GamePhiladelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled OF Austin Hays from Bowie (EL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP John Means from Norfolk (IL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS „ Named Shawn Pender vice president of player development and Eric Lee senior director of player development. Signed a player development contract with Chattanooga (SL) through the 2020 season. NEW YORK METS „ Reinstated 3B David Wright from the 60-day DL. Placed RHP Eric Hanhold on the 60-day DL.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Released DE Alec James from the practice squad. Signed DE Ufomba Kamalu to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS „ Traded OL Marshall Newhouse to Carolina for a conditional draft pick. Signed OL Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS „ Released DB Jonathon Mincy from the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Released C Austin Davis from the practice squad. Signed G Anthony Coyle to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Waived/injured WR Kaelin Clay. Signed TE Garrett Dickerson from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Placed OL Kevin Pamphile on injured reserve. Released DL Deon Simon and QB Logan Woodside from the practice squad. Agreed to terms with QB Austin Davis. Signed WR Kalif Raymond and G Ian Silberman to the practice squad.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed WRs Peter Berryman and Torrance Gibson, DBs Justin Gibbons and Brandyn Thompson and LB Taylor Reed to the practice roster. PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Boston 106 51 .675 „ y-New York 97 60 .618 9 Tampa Bay 87 70 .554 19 Toronto 71 87 .449 35 Baltimore 45 111 .288 60 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Cleveland 88 69 .561 „ Minnesota 72 84 .462 15 Detroit 64 93 .408 24 Chicago 62 95 .395 26 Kansas City 55 102 .350 33 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Houston 100 57 .637 „ z-Oakland 95 62 .605 5 Seattle 85 71 .545 14 Los Angeles 76 81 .484 24 Texas 66 90 .423 33 x-clinched division; z-clinched playoff berth; y-clinched wild card AL WILD CARD STANDINGS W L PCT GB y-New York 97 60 .618 „ z-Oakland 95 62 .605 „Mondays GamesN.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1 Houston 5, Toronto 3 Boston 6, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 0 L.A. Angels 5, Texas 4, 11 innings Oakland 7, Seattle 3Tuesdays GamesKansas City 4, Cincinnati 3 Houston 4, Toronto 1 N.Y. Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland 4 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Baltimore at Boston, ppd. Texas at L.A. Angels, late Oakland at Seattle, lateTodays GamesBaltimore (Meisinger 2-0) at Boston (Price 15-7), 1:10 p.m., 1st game Houston (Devenski 2-2) at Toronto (Reid-Foley 2-4), 4:07 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 3-2) at Cincinnati (Reed 1-2), 6:40 p.m. Baltimore (Yacabonis 0-2) at Boston (Sale 12-4), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 12-5) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bieber 10-5) at Chicago White Sox (TBD), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Boyd 9-12) at Minnesota (Moya 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Mendez 2-2) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 9-10), 10:07 p.m. Oakland (Jackson 6-3) at Seattle (Hernandez 8-13), 10:10 p.m.Thursdays GamesN.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 89 68 .567 „ Washington 80 78 .506 9 Philadelphia 78 79 .497 11 New York 73 84 .465 16 Miami 62 95 .395 27 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 91 66 .580 „ Milwaukee 91 67 .576 St. Louis 87 71 .551 4 Pittsburgh 80 76 .513 10 Cincinnati 66 92 .418 25 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 88 69 .561 „ Colorado 87 70 .554 1 Arizona 79 78 .503 9 San Francisco 72 85 .459 16 San Diego 63 94 .401 25 NL WILD CARD STANDINGS W L PCT GB Milwaukee 91 67 .576 „ Colorado 87 70 .554 „ St. Louis 87 71 .551 Mondays GamesWashington 7, Miami 3 Pittsburgh 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 10, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 4 San Diego 5, San Francisco 0Tuesdays GamesKansas City 4, Cincinnati 3 Washington 9, Miami 4 Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 12, St. Louis 4 Colorado 10, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 0 L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, late San Diego at San Francisco, lateTodays GamesMiami (Chen 6-11) at Washington (Roark 9-15), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 3-2) at Cincinnati (Reed 1-2), 6:40 p.m. Atlanta (Newcomb 12-9) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 9-9), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Chacin 14-8) at St. Louis (Gant 7-6), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Nova 9-9) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 13-11), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Pivetta 7-13) at Colorado (Marquez 13-10), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 8-5) at Arizona (Greinke 14-11), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Lauer 6-7) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-6), 10:15 p.m.Thursdays GamesPhiladelphia at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.2018 POSTSEASONAll times TBAWILD CARDTuesday, Oct. 2: National League (ESPN) Wednesday, Oct. 3: New York vs. Oakland or Houston (TBS)DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American LeagueAll games on TBSBoston vs. wild card winnerFriday, Oct. 5: wild card winner at Boston Saturday, Oct. 6: wild card winner at Boston Monday, Oct. 8: Boston at wild card winner x-Tuesday, Oct. 9: Boston at wild card winner x-Thursday, Oct. 11: wild card winner at BostonHouston or Oakland vs. ClevelandFriday, Oct. 5: Cleveland at Houston or Oakland Saturday, Oct. 6: Cleveland at Houston or Oakland Monday, Oct. 8: Houston or Oakand at Cleveland x-Tuesday, Oct. 9: Houston or Oakland at Cleveland x-Thursday, Oct. 11: Cleveland at Houston or OaklandNational LeagueFS1 and MLB NetworkBest record vs. wild cardThursday, Oct. 4: TBD Friday, Oct. 5: TBD Sunday, Oct. 7: TBD x-Monday, Oct. 8: TBD x-Wednesday, Oct. 10: TBDSecond-best record vs. third-best recordBest record vs. wild card Thursday, Oct. 4: TBD Friday, Oct. 5: TBD Sunday, Oct. 7: TBD x-Monday, Oct. 8: TBD x-Wednesday, Oct. 10: TBD AUTO RACING 3:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, VTB Russian Grand Prix, practice, at Sochi, Russia COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPNU „ SC State at NC A&T 8 p.m. ESPN „ North Carolina at Miami GOLF 11 a.m. GOLF „ PGA of America/European Tour, Ryder Cup, opening ceremony, at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France 4 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, championship match, at Charlotte, N.C. 2 a.m. (Friday) GOLF „ PGA of America/European Tour, Ryder Cup, Day 1, at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB, SUN „ N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 4 p.m. MLB „ Philadelphia at Colorado (joined in progress) 8 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs OR Cleveland at Kansas City 11 p.m. MLB „ Texas at Seattle (joined in progress) NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. FOX & NFL „ Minnesota at L.A. RamsVOLLEYBALLEast Ridge 3, Windermere 2Naomi Cabello had 19 kills, two blocks, 25 assists and 18 digs and Taylor Sinopoli had four assists, 26 digs and three aces as East Ridge pulled out a 26-24, 25-15, 22-25, 20-25, 15-10 road win over Windermere on Thursday in a Class 8A-District 5 showdown between the only two undefeated teams in the district.Skyey Ralstin added 13 kills for the Knights, who improved to 17-0 overall and 7-0 in district play. Windermere fell to 9-4 overall and 4-1 in the district.The match marked the first time this season that East Ridge has not won in a sweep with the Knights winning their first 45 sets of the year. That included going 10-0 in five matches over the weekend at the Dr. Phillips Midseason Invitational, where East Ridge knocked off Lakewood Ranch 25-20, 25-15 to win the Elite Level Championship at the tournament.The Knights return to action on Monday when they host Sebring. Lakeland Lake Gibson 3, South Lake 1Amanda Garner recorded a doubledouble with 28 assists and 10 digs, along with four kills and two service aces despite the loss.Game scores were 16-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-20.Also for South Lake, Ariel Modeste had nine kills, six assists and two blocks. Kylee Brooks added 13 digs, seven kills and two service aces.South Lake dropped to 7-3 and plays at Auburndale today.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP By Pete IacobelliThe Associated PressClemson quarterback Kelly Bryant feels he didn't get a fair shot to keep his job and has decided to transfer after highly touted fresh-man Trevor Lawrence was named the starter for the third-ranked Tigers.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced the senior's intention to trans-fer Wednesday, two days after it was announced that Lawrence would start this week against Syracuse.Bryant had started the past 18 games for the Tigers, going 16-2. He missed the past two days of practice after what Swin-ney said was an emotional conversation between the two on Monday."It was a rough day," Swinney said.Bryant's demotion did not sit well with the graduate student, who led Clemson to a 12-2 mark last year, a third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and College Football Playoff berth."I've been here. I've waited my turn. I've done everything y'all have asked me to do, plus more,'" Bryant told The Greenville News. "I've never been a distraction. I've never been in trouble with any-thing. To me, it was kind of a slap in the face."Bryant, who turned 22 on Tuesday, graduated this past May and has one more year of eligibility left. NCAA rules permitted him to play in four games this year. But had he taken a snap against Syracuse on Saturday, Bryant's college career would've ended after this season.Clemson QB Bryant transferring after losing starting job

PAGE 13 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 B3By Paul NewberryThe Associated PressSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France „ Patrick Reed relishes the role of Cap-tain America.Hes just as comfortable being Public Enemy No. 1 at the Ryder Cup. Im supposed to be the vil-lain, just like when Ian Poulter comes to the States, hes the villain,Ž Reed smirked. You expect to hear the fans kind of go back and forth with you. If its not happening, it probably means youre not playing very well.ŽReed was a convenient target of the European faith-ful at Gleneagles back in 2014, telling them to hush after he made a big putt.Nothing figures to change when the U.S. tries to retain the cup at Le Golf National just outside of Paris. As far as Reed is concerned, bring it on.Theres really nothing to get underneath my skin, thats for sure,Ž Reed said.He clearly relishes the charged atmosphere of a Ryder Cup, having lost only one of nine matches over his first two appearances. At Hazel-tine two years ago, he teamed with Jordan Spieth to go 3-0-1 in foursomes and four-balls before beating Rory McIlroy in singles on the final day, lead-ing the Americans to their first victory since 2008.Now, the 28-year-old Reed is eager to end another drought.The U.S. team has gone a quarter-century since its last victory in Europe.The young guys dont want to have to go through what the old guys did every 25 years,Ž he said. Put our foot down and go out and play some good golf, kind of like we did in 2016, and try to win the cup and take the cup back home.ŽSince last playing in the Ryder Cup, Reed has added a snazzy new line to his resume.Masters champion.That first major title has only added to Reeds confidence.Its a good problem to have to have people either saying Captain America or Masters champion,Ž Reed said. But this week,Ž he quickly added, Im definitely Captain America.ŽHe was coy about another pairing with Spieth, though it would certainly be a gutsy move for captain Jim Furyk to break up a duo that meshed so well at the last two Ryder CupsIts just going to really all depend on what we think are the best people we can put out and best teams we can put out since some guys are going to sit at some point, and who we feel can go out and get us the most points possible,Ž Reed said.Reed relishes being Captain America „ or Public Enemy No. 1Patrick Reed hits on the fourth tee during the “ nal round on his way to winning The Masters on April 8 in Augusta, Ga. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS CARLSON] Jim Furyk is well aware that Europe has not lost at home since 1993, the year Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau were born.We started changing the culture in 2014, and I think 2016 was a huge step,Ž Furyk said. But in order to take the next step ... we wanted to have a winning record in 10 Ryder Cups over 20 years. The math is pretty simple. You have to win on the road. Eventually, were going to have to do that. We have our first opportunity this year.ŽThat opportunity involves Woods.Furyk selected him as a vice captain in late February, when Woods was just returning following a fourth back surgery and had yet to break 70 in the six rounds and two PGA Tour events he had played. Since then, Woods contended on the back nine at two majors, had six top 10s and finished 11th in the Ryder Cup standings, making him an easy choice as a captains pick for his first Ryder Cup since 2012.On Sunday, Woods notched his 80th victory on the PGA Tour with a win at the Tour Championship.Yet his only winning Ryder Cup team as a player was in 1999. Still, he hasnt lost his presence.He brings so much greatness to the game of golf, and he is the one person that probably sticks his nose a little outside the golf-ing environment and reaches a lot of people,Ž European cap-tain Thomas Bjorn said. It will be exciting in France to see him there.ŽWoods and Mickelson, a captains pick for the first time in his record 12th appearance in the Ryder Cup, represent the old guard on a U.S. team that is built around fresh faces who already have achieved plenty on golfs biggest stages.Nine of the 12 players on the American team are major cham-pions, and they have combined to win 10 of the last 16 majors since the last Ryder Cup in Europe. Its a strong team, no doubt.Ive been part of Ryder Cups since 1997, and Ive not gone into a Ryder Cup where the United States dont have a great team,Ž Bjorn said. So it doesnt come as a surprise to me or to the team thats going to play for the European side, but the American team is going to be great.Ž RYDER CUPFrom Page B12017 and the Second Team last season. Cross countryMount Dora Christian Academys boys cross coun-try team „ Gabe Curtis, in particular „ are beginning to gain a national reputation.Especially after Saturdays performance at the prestigious Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayette-ville, Arkansas.Curtis finished third among 700 runners over the challenging five-kilometer layout at the University of Arkansas with a time of 15 minutes, 28.2 seconds. The MDCA senior was 1.4 sec-onds out of second place and 7.9 seconds behind winner Camren Fischer from Fay-etteville High School.Buoyed by Curtis blister-ing run, the Bulldogs finished 18th out of 87 schools in the team competition with 616 points.Curtis teammate, Jackson Pruim, was 52nd with a time 16:33.2. Mitchell Curtis was 129th (17:06.4), Sebastian DeLeon was 233rd (17:42.8), Tom Valente was 248th (17:48.1), and Nikolas Gibson was 324th (18:16.7).Also on Saturday, at the Katie Caples Invitational at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, MDCA senior Brianna Hall finished fifth to the lead the lady Bulldogs to an eighth-place finish among 21 teams in the varsity girls competition. Hall stopped the clock in 21:21 to finish about 40 seconds behind winner Summer Williams from Tallahassee Florida High School.MDCA was the only local girls team running in the varsity girls competition.Meanwhile, Montverde Academy freshman Lily Henne finished second overall with a time of 18:23 to lead the Eagles to a third-place finish among Elite Girls with 113 points. Lake Minneola (323 points) finished 11th and Tavares (424 points) was 17th.The top finisher for Lake Minneola was senior Cadi Rowe, who finished fourth in a time of 18:43. Junior Adri-ana Montalvo led Tavares, finishing 64th in a time of 21:14.Among Elite Boys, Lake Minneola (327 points) was 12th and Tavares (354 points) was 14th.Lake Minneolas top runner was Jaxon Reed, who finished 52nd with a time of 18:01. Tavares Dalton Brown was the Bulldogs top finisher, breaking the tape in 35th place in a time 17:41. BowlingReese Chavis, a junior from The Villages, achieved the bowling equivalent of perfection on Tuesday. A 300 game.Chavis rolled a perfect game during Tuesdays match against Tavares at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages. It was the first perfect game in school his-tory and topped the previous record of 299, set last year by Chavis against Tavares.Chavis performance led The Villages boys team to a 3-1 win against the Bulldogs. With the win, the Buffalo improved to 10-1 on the season.The Villages girls team completed the sweep, topping the Bulldogs 3-0 to improve to 11-0 on the season. BasketballAt least five boys basket-ball players at Montverde Academy have official visits scheduled this weekend with variety of colleges and uni-versities around the country.Power forward/center Omar Payne, a 6-foot-9 senior transfer from Kissimmee Osceola, is set to tour LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Multiple recruit-ing services report that LSU has already made an offer to Payne, along with Florida, Florida State, Louisville and Ohio State.Pavel Zakharov, a 6-foot-11 junior forward, will be in Alabama to visit Auburn. According to 247 Sports, Zakharovs only offer to date has come from Gonzaga.Oton Jankovic, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, will visit Saint Louis University, along with 6-foot-5 senior guard Gibson Jimerson.Jankovic has attracted interest from a variety of schools, including Princeton, Santa Clara, Stanford, Texas Tech and Wichita State. Jimerson has offers from Cincinnati, James Madison, Kansas State, and Stony Brook, in addition to Saint Louis.Trae Broadnax, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, will travel to Fort Myers for his official visit to Florida Gulf Coast University. Broadnax has already received official offers from at least 10 schools, including Florida Gulf Coast. Other schools making offers include: Flor-ida State, Georgia, South Florida, and Tulane.Montverde Academy, will begin defense of its fourth national championship in the past six years, on Nov. 15 at home against Winter Haven Oasis Christian. NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1the team win.Last year I watched a lot of him. Im just going to try to come in and pick up where he left off.ŽAs Florida started its first official practice this week, White wasnt naming Nemb-hard the starter at the point, where he will battle with sophomore Mike Okauru.But then he started to talk about the freshman and could barely contain himself. And thats before the team ever had a full practice.Hes a high level passer,Ž White said. He is a really high level IQ guy. Hes going to be a really good player.Hell have a chance to be in the conversation to be one of the better passers in college basketball. That is his gift. He sees the game at a higher level. Hes not only an elite passer, hes an elite passer with size.ŽListed at 6-foot-5, Nemb-hard isnt afraid to score either. For example, there was his 28-point performance in the FIBA Under-18 Americas tournament semifinals.Im going to try to keep being aggressive,Ž he said. Coaches have told me itll open up the passing lanes.Ž And then, well, youll see.When the pass is not there,Ž said senior KeVaughn Allen, he makes it there.Ž In other words, buckle up.But don't forget that this is a freshman who will play his first college game in the less-than-friendly confines at Florida State to start the season. What will follow is a difficult non-conference schedule and what may be the best conference in basketball this season.There are a lot of chal-lenges,Ž White said. Trying to simplify the game as much as possible, simplify his role, help him become as comfortable as possible as soon as possible. Hes going to have to play through some mistakes. At the same time, ride him. Its not like hes a huge work in progress.ŽIt doesnt hurt that Nemb-hard will be working with a team that may well have three senior starters (Allen, Jalen Hudson and Kevarrius Hayes) and a fourth-year junior (Keith Stone) also starting.Or that Florida should have „ health willing „ its deep-est team since White took over for Billy Donovan.For me, to be more vocal is the challenge,Ž Nembhard said. Kind of be a general on the court.Ž A five-star general. NEMBHARDFrom Page B1Ryan McDonagh received seven-year extension worth about $6.75 million per season after being acquired from the New York Rangers last winter.Young goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy led the league in wins and was a first-time All-Star and Vezina Trophy finalist, Stamkos is still play-ing at a high level entering his 11th season, and Victor Hedman is coming off win-ning the Norris Trophy as the NHLs top defenseman.The expectations inside the room are there, and the expec-tations outside the room are there. Were comfortable with that. Its been that way for a few years now, and that doesnt change,Ž Stamkos said.The closer you get the more hungry you get,Ž forward Alex Killorn said. Weve had a couple of years where we have got close, one game away from getting to the Final, so if anything I think that makes you more hungry.ŽSince reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2015, when Tampa Bay fell to the Chicago Black-hawks, the Lightning have lost Game 7 of the Eastern Confer-ence final twice in three years, including coming up short against the Washington Capi-tals last season.Its a hard thing to do, and this group has done it year after year. Call it unfinished business, but you dont know how long its going to last. But you have to keep trusting the process,Ž coach Jon Cooper said.Look no further than the Washington Capitals, who went through setback after setback after setback, and now a lot of those guys that went through those years got to realize their dream and were no different,Ž Cooper added. Our setbacks happened later in the playoffs, but we didnt get where we wanted to go. Weve got a good group here. I can look in their eyes. They are ready to go.ŽSome things to know about the Lightning: ON THE MENDVeteran right winger Ryan Callahan, rehabbing from offseason surgery on his right shoulder, feels hes on track to return early in the season.Im not going to throw out a target date. They said a five-month recovery „ thats Nov. 1,Ž Callahan said. Obviously, were still a little ways away from that. So, its hard to say if Im exactly on that, ahead of it or behind it. But Im where I should be at this point.Ž NEXT MAN UPYzermans decision to step down caught many by surprise. He will remain with the organization as a special advisor and has been replaced by former assistant general manager Julian BriseBois.Hes done a great job in building this team and get-ting us to where we are now,Ž Killorn said. It was shocking news for all of us, none of us saw it coming, but it doesnt change anything we do.Ž LIGHTNINGFrom Page B1Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy watches the puck go past during Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference “ nals against the Washington Capitals on May 23 in Tampa. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS OMEARA, FILE]


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Tuneinonlineat daytonamotormouths CUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybeafew actualanswers Amongbottomfour,whohasbest chancetoextendhisplayofflife? GODSPEAK: ClintBowyeriscrazy enoughtoruntheRovalwide openandadvanceintotheRound of12. KEN'SCALL: IsayJimmiewillturn inatop-“veontheRovaland keephisfainthopesaliveforan eighthchampionship. WherewillKyleBuscheventuallylandontheall-timewinslist? GODSPEAK: IcanseeBuschgettingto80winsbeforehisM&M's bagisemptyandInterstatebatteryisoutofjuice. KEN'SCALL: Somewherebetween DaleEarnhardt(76wins)andJeff Gordon(93).Buteasilypasses 200overallwins(Cup,X“nity, Trucks)nextseason. JEFFREYEARNHARDTVS.MATT KENSETH: OnLap326(of400) KensethsNo.6Fordslippedup thetrackintoEarnhardtsNo.96 Toyota,causinghimtospinout andheadtopitroad. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Withall thatwasonthelineatRichmond, thiswastheonlycautionforan on-trackincident.Theothertwo yellowswereforstageendings. Go“gure. WINNER: AJAllmendinger RESTOFTOP5: Michael McDowell,WilliamByron,Chris Buescher,MattDiBenedetto FIRSTONEOUT: DennyHamlin DARKHORSE: BubbaWallace DONTBESURPRISEDIF: This inauguralraceontheCharlotte Rovalproducesa“nishmore shockingthanOldDominionbeatingVirginiaTech.BuyingtheRovalhype?Kinda,sorta.Withallthedrivers frettingthegreatunknownsentering thisfirst-timeevent,largelydueto theuniquecourse,itdefinitelyraises yourcuriosityabit.Tohearthem tellit,therewillbealotofspillsand thrills,butintheendsomeonewillbe firsttothecheckers.Andiftheshow isdeemedahit,lookforplentyof lobbyingforatleastonemorerovalŽ revival.TheBrickyard,perhaps?DaytonainJuly?HowboutJunior?JuniorEarnhardtsfourth-placeshowingatRichmondsXfinityracelast Fridaynightwasobviouslyasolid result,especiallygivenhisrace-high 96lapsled.Mostnoteworthy,however, mightvebeenhishonestyafterward indetailingthepressuresheputon himselfinthecarandhowbigof anissuethatwasduringhiscareer. Andhowgladheistoberidofit,of course.„KenWillis,ken.willis@news-jrnl.com1.MartinTruexJr.2141 2.KyleBusch2125 3.KevinHarvick2113 4.BradKeselowski2111 5.JoeyLogano2081 6.AricAlmirola2079 7.KyleLarson2073 8.KurtBusch2071 9.ChaseElliott2066 9.AustinDillon2066 10.AlexBowman2061 11.RyanBlaney2060 12.ClintBowyer2056 13.JimmieJohnson2054 14.ErikJones2039 15.DennyHamlin2031 16.RyanNewman583 17.PaulMenard566 18.RickyStenhouseJr.552 19.DanielSuarez550 CUPSERIES: BankofAmericaRoval400 SITE: CharlotteMotorSpeedway(2.28mileRoval) SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,noon),qualifying(NBCSports Network,4:30p.m.).Saturday,practice (,11a.m.;CNBC,1:30 p.m.).Sunday,race(NBC,coverage beginsat1p.m.;green”ag,2:15p.m.) XFINITY: DrivefortheCure200 SITE: CharlotteMotorSpeedway SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,1p.m.and3p.m.).Saturday, qualifying(CNBC,noon),race(NBC SportsNetwork,3p.m.) Feb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyandChase Elliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruex) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) April8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) April15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) April21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) April29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: AllStarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(MartinTruex Jr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona(ErikJones) July14: QuakerState400atKentucky(MartinTruexJr.) July22: NewHampshire301(KevinHarvick) July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono(KyleBusch) Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen(ChaseElliott) Aug.12: PureMichigan400(KevinHarvick) Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol(KurtBusch) Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington(BradKeselowski) Sept.10: Brickyard400atIndianapolis(BradKeselowski) Sept.16: LasVegas400(BradKeselowski) Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond(Kyle Busch) Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead1.FourwillgoFourdriverswillbebootedfromthe CupplayoffsafterSundaysinaugural raceonCharlotteMotorSpeedways Roval(roadcourse/oval)course.The fourundertheRoundof12cutline nowareClintBowyer(-4),Jimmie Johnson(-6),ErikJones(-21)and DennyHamlin(-29).Ithinksurvivingisjustthebiggestthing,ŽJohnson said.Wearegoingtogodown swingingtothebitterend.Ž2.RovalanxietyTheCharlotteRoval,whichislisted asa2.28-mileroadcourse,hasCup Seriesdriversextremelynervous. Thisisthe“rsttimeCharlottehas usedthecourse,andduringopentest sessions,therewereseveralgaffes, spins,chillsandthrillsfordrivers. Imterri“edofnextweekbecause therearesomanyunknowns,Ž hardenedveteranKevinHarvicksaid. MartinTruexJr.saidEverybodyis scaredtodeathofthatplace.Ž3.RoyaltreatmentTheCharlotteRovalisgettingso muchhypethatNBCSportsdecided toshowcaseitonitsprimarybroadcastnetwork.TheprecedingsixCup Seriesraces,includingDarlingtonand Indianapolis,havebeencarriedby NBCSportsNetwork.DaleEarnhardt Jr.saidthereisgenuineconcernin thegarageareaaboutSundaysrace. Nobodyisgoingtosleepthisweek,Ž Earnhardtsaid.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKevinHarvick hopeshedoesnt emergefrom asmokecloud atSundays CharlotteRoval race.Harvick saidtheracehas himterri“ed.Ž[AP/STEVEHELBER] 1.WhereyounishKyleBuschistheperfectexampleof whatisimportantinNASCARracing. Itsnotwhereyoustart,but“nish.He quali“ed39thandwonatRichmond. Yeah,I'mnotgoingtoqualifyhere anymore,Žhesaid.Itsawasteoftime forus.Idontknowwhy,Ijustcannot qualifyhere.Ž2.MilestonevictoryTheRichmondwinwasBuschs50th, whichtiedhimwithJuniorJohnsonand NedJarrettontheall-timeNASCARCup Serieswinslist.Itwashissixthcareer winatthethree-quarter-mileoval, buthis“rstinthefallrace.Heswept bothRichmondracesthisyearandhas sevenwinsfortheseason.3.WholelottalapsMartinTruexJr.hasearneda footnoteintheRichmondrecord bookasthedriverleadingthe mostlapswithoutscoringavictory.Heledarace-high163laps andfinishedthird.Idontknow whatwevegottodotowinthis race,ŽsaidTruex,whoclincheda Roundof12spotonpoints.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKyleBuschcelebrateshis50th NASCARCupSerieswinatRichmond Saturdaynight.[AP/STEVEHELBER]

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PAGE 21 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda Florea CorrespondentThe curtain falls on the final performance of The Full Monty,Ž at the State Theatre in Eustis on Sunday. Also closing on Sunday, the Moonlight Players in Clermont sing and dance their last performance of Disneys Newsies: The Musical.Ž The British farce Run for Your WifeŽ at the IceHouse in Mount Dora continues its run until until Oct. 7. In the show, a mugging starts a chain reaction of comedy. Auditions for Its A Wonderful Life (A Radio Play)Ž are this week in Eustis. The Full MontyŽ The final scene plays out in The Full Monty,Ž by the Bay Street Players on Sunday at the State Theatre in Eustis. Operations manager Sue Wharff said the play was the highest selling show of all time during its previous first run at Bay Street. Its the story as much as anything, the brotherhood,Ž said operations manager Sue Wharff. Down-ontheir luck steel workers trying to support their families with razor sharp humor, honest affection, and a must-see ending.Ž In the play, while spying on their wives at a girls night out, a group of unemployed steelworkers see how much the ladies enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. Mature audiences recommended for ages 18 and older. Details: baystreetplayers. org. Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ wraps up Sunday at the Moonlight Theatre in Clermont. The highenergy song and dance play is based on the 1992 film Newsies,Ž which in turn was inspired by the real life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. The audience will have an opportunity to meet the performers after the show. Details: moonlightplayers. Com. Run for Your WifeŽ The IceHouse production of the farce Run for Your WifeŽ continues until Oct. 7 at the Sonnentag IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora The play centers around a bigamist taxi driver whose carefully scheduled life falls apart when he has ON STAGEThe Full Monty and Disneys Newsies close SundayBy Dana Barbuto More Content NowIn the magical adventure The House with the Clock in Its Walls,Ž the titular dwelling is the most alive and compelling character in the movie. Just the sight of the spooky Queen Anne-style home „ with its wrought-iron gate, secret passages, animated furnishings, stainedglass windows, dusty bookshelves and hundreds of assorted clocks and creepy curiosities „ sends shivers. A ticking timepiece „ as per the title „ is also hidden inside its walls. It must be found or the world will be wiped out. This is no place for kids,Ž warns Jack Blacks character moments into the film. The humans who reside at 100 High St., however, do not measure up to the allure of what the locals have dubbed the Slaughter House.Ž The film opens in 1955 in New Zebedee, Michigan, where a freshoff-the bus Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro from the Daddys HomeŽ movies), a recently orphaned 10-yearold, comes to live with his eccentric Uncle Jonathan (Black), a warlock. In no stretch whatsoever, the MOVIE REVIEWMagic, mystery, mayhem reside in House with the Clock in Its Walls The Moonlight Players high-energy performance in Disneys Newsies: The MusicalŽ continues until Sept. 30. [LALALU PHOTOGRAPHY] Owen Vaccaro, left, plays the lead role in a new movie with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett called The House With a Clock in Its Walls.Ž [UNIVERSAL PICTURES] The House with the Clocks in Its WallsŽ€ Cast: Owen Vaccaro, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic. € (PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language.) € Grade: BBeer, a powwow and wrestling highlight a busy fall weekendBy Linda Florea CorrespondentCelebrate the close of September and cooler weather ahead with a fall bounty of fun events. Calling all beer aficionados, beer-ocrates and zumologists, Brutoberfest at the Bru Tap House in Tavares on Saturday offers unlimited tastings from more than 30 breweries. Learn about native Americans and enjoy the pageantry at the 7th Annual InterTribal Holiday Powwow this weekend in Bushnell. Local wrestlers mash it up Saturday at The Chaos Begins by the newly formed Lake County Championship Wrestling League in Eustis. Revisit a time of elegance and grace as you glide around the dance floor at the Victorian Ball on Friday in Leesburg. And music sets the tone on Saturday at either the Fleetwood Mac LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEABOVE: Bru Tap House owners Craig and Rebecca Williamson pose behind the bar in Tavares. Bru hosts Brutoberfest Saturday. BELOW: The Pan-o-kee native American tribe of Central Florida presents the 7th Annual Inter-Tribal Holiday Powwow Friday through Sunday at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park in Bushnell. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTOS] On Tap this WeekendSee TAP, C3 See SCENE, C6 See REVIEW, C3


C2 Thursday, September 27, 2018 | MUSIC & BOOKSA con dent Elton John kicks o farewell tour with airBy Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressAfter 90 minutes of nonstop singing and piano playing „ which had the audience on their feet and desperately waiting for more „ Elton John returned to the stage dramatically, and epically. There was the sound of loud thunderstorms, dark blue, smoky lights surrounding the arena, and a grand, candle-lit chandelier on the large screen „ all while music in the vein of Michael Jacksons ThrillerŽ played in the background. A strong light beamed from the ceiling to Johns piano as if he were Batman. After all, his performance was heroic. The Rocket Man, who kicked off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour about 60 miles from Philadelphia on Sept. 8, sang like a confident, electrified pro in the City of Brotherly Love on Sept. 11. It was the second show on his 300date tour set to reach five continents, stretching into 2021. He will retire from the road after the shows. Johns custom Gucci blazer was covered with pink flowers and green stems „ which matched his pink shoes and green glasses with rhinestones „ when he emerged to sing again, as his piano smoothly moved from one end of the stage to the center. His performance throughout the night was so rousing that concertgoers, ranging from thirtysomethings to people about Johns age (hes 71), reacted in various ways: Some recorded every moment with their cellphones like anxious teenagers, while others danced without a care, yelled every lyric and played the air-piano. Others calmly took in the energy from their seats „ after all, it was a school/work night. The nearly three-hour concert began with Bennie and the Jets,Ž as John pounded away at the piano and took in a long applause at the songs end. He was backed by an equally talented six-member band at the Wells Fargo Center and said the show marked an anniversary: he first played in Philadelphia on Sept. 11, 1970. Theres been one common denominator throughout (my musical) journey „ you guys out there,Ž he said to the fans. You bought the singles, the albums, the 8-track, the cassette, the CD, the DVD, the merchandise, but most of all, you bought the tickets to the shows.Ž You have no idea how much I love to play live,Ž he continued. Ten years ago, if you said I would be doing a farewell tour, I would have said you put acid in my drink.Ž The Oscar, Grammy and Tony winner performed two dozen songs, including classics like Your Song,Ž Tiny Dancer,Ž Rocket Man,Ž Saturday Nights Alright (for Fighting),Ž Candle In the WindŽ and Im Still Standing.Ž He wore a black tailcoat blazer with shiny gold lines and red glasses with rhinestones. The earring in his right ear would put even a fancy wedding ring to shame. John didnt speak much throughout the night „ quickly jumping from song to song. He did give a shoutout to Bernie Taupin, his writing partner of 50 years who was sitting in the audience. When he sang Border Song,Ž which was covered by Aretha Franklin, John said he wanted to honor those who had a profound impact on his life, including musicians, politicians, athletes and everyday people. The performer also highlighted the success of his Elton John AIDS Foundation, saying he started the organization after getting sober in 1990 and realizing he hadnt done enough to address the AIDS epidemic during its terrifying rise in the 1980s.Ž Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined how far it would grow,Ž he said of the foundation, which John said has raised $400 million and reached 100 million people.From Sir, with love: A Goodbye with airElton John performs in concert during the opening night of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road World TourŽ at the PPL Center on Sept. 8 in Allentown, Pa. [OWEN SWEENEY/INVISION/AP] TOP SONGS1. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 2. In My Feelings, Drake 3. Natural, Imagine Dragons 4. The Ringer, Eminem 5. Lucky You (feat. Joyner Lucas), Eminem 6. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 7. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer 8. Better Now, Post Malone 9. Fall, Eminem 10. FEFE (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murd.), 6ix9ineTOP ALBUMS1. Kamikaze, Eminem 2. 8 Letters, Why Dont We 3. Bloom, Troye Sivan 4. The Greatest Showman (Original...,), Various Artists 5. My New Moon, Amos Lee 6. Living with a Fire (Live), Jesus Culture 7. Is This Thing Cursed?, Alkaline Trio 8. Nina Cried Power EP, Hozier 9. Sweetener, Ariana Grande 10. 30 Greatest Hits, Aretha FrankliniTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending Sept. 9FICTION1. Dog Man: Lord of the FleasŽ by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 2. Leverage in Death (book 47)Ž by J.D. Robb (St. Martins Press) 3. In His Fathers FootstepsŽ by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 4. The Hate U GiveŽ by Angie Thomas Balzer & Bray (Harperteen) 5. Texas RangerŽ by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company)NONFICTION1. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 2. 21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyŽ by Yuval Noah Harari (Spiegel & Grau) 3. The Russia HoaxŽ by Gregg Jarrett (Broadside) 4. StrengthsFinder 2.0Ž by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks)FICTION E-BOOKS1. Leverage in Death (book 47)Ž by J.D. Robb (St. Martins Press) 2. Dark SentinelŽ by Christine Feehan (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. In His Fathers FootstepsŽ by Danielle Steel (Random House Publishing Group) 4. Crazy Rich AsiansŽ by Kevin Kwan (Doubleday Publishing Group) 5. Her Mothers GraveŽ by Lisa Regan (Bookouture)NONFICTION E-BOOKS1. SapiensŽ by Yuval Noah Harari (HarperCollins Publishers) 2. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 3. EducatedŽ by Tara Westover (Random House Publishing Group) 4. QuietŽ by Susan Cain (Crown/Archetype) 5. 21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyŽ by Yuval Noah Harari (Random House Publishing Group)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street Journals list re” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending Sept. 9By Kristin M. HallThe Associated PressFor the first time in her career, Carrie Underwood took over co-producing duties on her new album, Cry Pretty,Ž and co-wrote nine of the 13 tracks. But does it make the collection more personal? Underwoods career under the spotlight started with American Idol,Ž and shes a spectacular natural singer with a great ear for songs. But after an injury to her face last fall, she hid from the public for months as the tabloids circled. Ultimately, she returned this year looking about the same as before and announced this summer shes pregnant with her second child. Now her personal life has become a bit more front and center than before. Shes always sung with authentic emotion and drama, but she was more skilled at interpreting the song than revealing much about herself. Cry PrettyŽ is not the confessional record that her country peers have done really well, as evidenced from the title track that notes shes not usually the kind to show my heart to the world.Ž But shes pushing herself in new musical directions, teasing out parts of her multi-faceted voice with rhythm and tempo that feels like youre hearing her anew. Working with producer David Garcia, who co-wrote the pop country crossover collab Meant to BeŽ by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, Underwood adds R&B, pop and dance rhythms to songs like BackslidingŽ and End Up With You.Ž On Low,Ž she slinks into a bluesy country groove that sounds like a perfect vehicle for a duet between Underwood and Chris Stapleton.Underwood struggles to get personal Cry PrettyCarrie Underwood (Capitol Records Nashville) MUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Jeff AyersThe Associated PressJane Hawk returns and learns that her enemies are beginning to close in with plans to eliminate her as a threat in Dean Koontzs latest thriller, The Forbidden Door.Ž Hawk was a well-respected FBI agent who lost her husband to a supposed suicide, but she knows better. Now she lives on the run, trying to destroy the organization that uses mind-control technology to achieve its goals. At this point, Jane is the only roadblock to the organizations domination. She has hidden her child from the group, but its reach exceeds that of the police and government and it quickly takes out the childs guardians. Jane has a backup plan, but she knows its only a matter of time before the organization finds her sons new hiding place. The organization wants to force Jane out into the open and decides not only to continue to pursue her son but also to capture her husbands parents. The catand-mouse game continues. Koontz takes the antagonists and moves them to the forefront of this story. The villains are vile and disturbing and their methods and goals are horrifying. When Jane or one of the cabals targets gains the upper hand, it will elicit cheers in the readers mind. Unfortunately, those moments dont last for long. Can Jane overcome such impossible odds and defeat an organization seemingly more powerful than any world government or enforcement agency? Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and its as terrific as the others in the series.Villains are vile, disturbing in Door The Forbidden DoorBy Dean Koontz (Bantam)

PAGE 23 | Thursday, September 27, 2018 C3TODAYPINKING CEREMONY: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Waterman Atrium, 1000 Waterman Way in Tavares. Kick-off event for breast cancer awareness month. Bring a new bra for donation. Go to BOARD GAME NIGHT: From 5 to 7 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Call 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686. ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 1 to 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Villages Regional Hospital East Campus Second Floor Classroom 2, 1451 El Camino Real. Call 800-272-3900. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: From 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn how to operate digital camera and practice taking shots with instructor Steve Berger. Bring charged digital camera. Go to to register. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburg” 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. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-483-7434 or email loganandtiger@ for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-536-2275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information.FridayFOURTH FRIDAY SOCIAL: Social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. Guests welcome. Cost is $10. Call 352-533-8398 to register. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-7354774 or DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass. STORY TIME: At 11 a.m. every Friday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in HoweyIn-The-Hills. With craft. Call 352-324-0254 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. every Friday at Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hat“ eld Dr. Call 352-6693284 for information. 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. 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. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday in the area between Cagan Crossings Town Center and Community Library in Clermont. With produce, “ sh, eggs and baked goods. For information go to to SundayINTER-TRIBAL NATIVE AMERICAN POWWOW: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781.Saturday3RD ANNUAL BRUTOBERFEST: From 5 to 8 p.m. at Bru Tap House, 143 E. Main Street in Tavares. Featuring 30-plus craft breweries, live music, VIP option and food from BTW. $35 advance, $40 day of. VIP is $50 in advance, $55 day of. VIP starts at 4 p.m. Tickets: #BAGGS CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WIN 1 Ministries, 612 S. Bay Street in Eustis. $20. Details: www. 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. BIRD AND BUTTERFLY SURVEY: At 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 and Dec. 1 at Pasture Reserve, 5144 Lake Erie Road in Groveland. Free. Call Gallus Quigley at 352-253-4950 or email parksandtrails@lakecounty” .gov. CHECKMATE CHESS CLUB: From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday in the GoZone Room at the Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Details: 352-3938214 or cooperchessclub@ RUNNIN WITH OL WAYLON: At 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Featuring The Waylor and Jessi Colter. The music and memories of Waylon Jenning. Tickets: 352-821-1201 CALENDARWe want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@dailycommercial. com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKPINKING CEREMONY: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Florida Hospital Waterman Atrium, 1000 Waterman Way in Tavares. Kick-off event for breast cancer awareness month. Bring a new bra for donation. Go to [SUBMITTED] part calls for Black to be in full-on manchild mode as he tells his new charge theres no bedtime or no bath time, but just dont open that foreboding armoire, ever. Uncle Jonathan trades barbs (hag face!Ž) with Cate Blanchetts (go braid your back hair!Ž) Florence Zimmerman, the good witchŽ next door with a penchant for purple. Together, they form an unconventional family, something they all crave, even if they dont know it ... yet. And, if ever any kid needed to feel loved it is Lewis, still grieving his parents and struggling to fit in at school. Later, the script calls on him to save the universe. No sweat. Director and Newton native Eli Roth (Cabin Fever,Ž and the HostelŽ movies), working from a script by TV writer Eric Kripke, trades his signature torture-porn for kiddie frights in his adaptation of the 1973 novel by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, famous for his morbid depictions of domestic life. The result is a mixed bag of tricks, hexes and spells. Roth creates vivid visuals that shock and scare and in some scenes, delight. But those tonal shifts from playful banter to outright action to fantastical whimsy to middle-school angst and back dont always coalesce. Though, Im not sure if the target audience will even notice. The central wheres the hidden clock?Ž mystery is introduced then practically forgotten. When it re-enters the narrative, it feels jammed in. After the climatic falling outŽ (another clichd plot point you see coming) Roth lays down the gauntlet for a third act that picks up steam by becoming a literal race against time. REVIEWFrom Page C1tribute in Mount Dora or country artist TG Sheppard in Bushnell. Brutoberfest End September on a high note at the Third annual Brutoberfest from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bru Tap House, 143 E. Main St. in Tavares. More than 30 breweries will be represented with unlimited samples. Live music by Oak Ramble. Designated driver tickets are $15. General admission tickets are $35 and include admission at 5 p.m., an event tasting glass, unlimited samples and entertainment. VIP tickets are $50 and include admission beginning at 4 p.m., an event tasting glass, an event T-shirt, unlimited samples and entertainment. Bring your reusable water bottle to fill at water containers. Details: 7th Annual InterTribal Holiday Powwow The Pan-o-kee native American tribe of Central Florida presents the 7th Annual Inter-Tribal Holiday Powwow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. The event includes native crafts and foods, demonstrations, singing, storytelling and dancing. Grand entry is 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Chaos Begins Wrestling The Lake County Championship Wrestling League presents The Chaos Begins wrestling event Saturday at the Learning Curve Academy, 480 W. County Road 44 in Eustis. Doors open at 5 and the bell rings at 6 p.m. Matches include the 15 man Battle Royal to determine the new champion, Salazar vs. Johnny Seke, the No. 1 contender tag team elimination, Sam Too DamnŽ Slick and a mystery opponent and special guest referee, Dexter Beckett and Ace Alexander verses Destroyer and Marcus Caliber and the Bounty Hunter verses Joe Blackburn. Proceeds go to the Learning Curve Academy. Admission is $10, kids 12 and younger are free with a paid adult. Victorian Ball Dance through time with the charms of the waltz, foxtrot, polka and other 19th century dance styles at the Victorian Ball 7 p.m. Friday at Anastassia Ballroom & Dance studio, 32624 Blossom Lane, Leesburg. Formal wear suggested. Reservations: Bird and Butter y Survey Help with the bird and butterfly survey 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Pasture Reserve, 5144 Lake Erie Road in Groveland. Register at parksandtrails@ Volunteers should wear footwear that can get wet, bring insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars, hat, water and snack. Knowledge of birds and butterflies is preferable. Fleetwood Mac Tribute True Rumors … The Definitive Fleetwood Mack Tribute takes you on a journey through the bands musical archives with door open at 6:30 and show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. Tickets are $20 to $30. Details: TG Sheppard in Concert Country music artist TG Sheppard performs his charttopping hits at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale. Tickets are $28 to $31 at TAPFrom Page C1 See CALENDAR, C6




DEAR ABBY: I'm 41 with two adult kids and my youngest, who is almost 15. For the last eight months I have been dating a woman with two kids -one is nearly 10 and the other is 4. We have a lot in common. We get along great, and I really like her. The downside is, I'm having a hard time accepting starting over and raising kids that young. I have been living alone with no kids full time for 11 years. She has a exible schedule, and her kids spend 50 percent of the time with their dad. I know one day we will have to move in together, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it. -DREADING IT IN ILLINOIS DEAR DREADING IT: I'm a strong believer in communication. If you are having second thoughts, share them with your lady friend so you can decide together what your next step should be and if there will be a move in your future. And when you do, please remember that her rst responsibility is to her children and not to you.DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. Our trip will be a visit to his old Army buddy, an eight-hour drive away in Maine. I have met his friends three times in my life. He is comfortable with them. I can talk about only so much with them, then nothing more. My husband says this is a fair trip because I always choose the destinations of most of our vacations. It will be a six-day trip, and we must take our chocolate lab with us. What do you think of this? -PERTURBED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR PERTURBED: I think it seems less like an anniversary celebration than it does an Army reunion. However, if what your husband said is true -that you have chosen the destinations for most of your vacations -be a good sport and go along with it. Of course, it would be with the stipulation that the next destination is one of your choosing and will be the anniversary celebration you didn't have this time around.DEAR ABBY: Is it OK for senior citizens to order off of the kids' menu? Friends of ours have recently begun to do this even though the menus state "6 and under, please." They are not poor and live a comfortable lifestyle. The waiter usually just looks the other way and allows them to do it. I nd it embarrassing. I feel they are cheating the business and the server. -BY THE BOOK IN OHIO DEAR BY THE BOOK: As people grow older, they burn fewer calories than younger, more active folks do. Their appetites sometimes shrink to accommodate it. Many senior couples compensate for it by splitting a meal so they won't waste food. Not knowing your friends, I can't guess why they order off the children's menu. However, as long as the server doesn't mind and receives a generous enough tip to compensate, I don't think anyone is being cheated. Management wouldn't allow it if it hurt the business. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2018:This year you make a difference through your ability to relate on a personal level. Others hear your message loud and clear. Be careful not to lose your temper. If you are single, you relate best on an individual level, though a relationship could have a volatile beginning. You might meet someone of signicance. If you are attached, the differences between the two of you could be pronounced, yet those same differences add vigor to your bond. TAURUS might be a little too stubborn for your taste.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might have an unexpected reaction to a nancial issue. This matter could launch a quarrel that is difcult to move away from. The pressure builds. Choose to be active and positive. Extremes mark a decision you make. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Notice that your anger level rises for no apparent reason. You could discover that you are picking up on a bosss annoyance, perhaps with you. Focus on what you want, and dont allow this feeling to take over. Give yourself a day before you revisit the issue. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Dont worry about making a presentation until you are ready. Someone could be reaching out to connect with you. If this person seems hot under the collar, think before responding. You can choose not to react. Listen and sympathize instead of making judgments. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Touch base with someone you nd to be critical and/or difcult. Just listen. You need to know where this person stands and what his or her opinions are. Know that you do not need to let his or her negativity affect you. Make it OK to walk away for now. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Follow through on what needs to happen. You cant help but ourish. Your leadership somehow puts a signature on any project you take on. Others appreciate what you do, with the exception of a loved one who wants more of your time. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You beam, and others respond in kind. Be as forthright as possible. Discussions seem to be animated and full of information. Listen well. Use caution against overindulgence. You will be a lot more upbeat than you have been. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) One-on-one relating makes a difference. You could feel as if someone would prefer to do what he or she wants rather than be reasonable. You like your indulgences too, so you can understand where this person is coming from. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Being sought out by others reminds you that you are cared about. You can be your own worst enemy. Open up to a fast change on the homefront. Touch base with a loved one at a distance whom you care about. Be more direct in a conversation. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Pace yourself, and dont allow pressure from a neighbor or loved one to get the best of you. Try not to lose your temper when facing others demands. Open up to a new idea that could help you get past the doldrums you often face. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You are passionate about whatever comes your way, especially if it involves another person. Your creativity soars as a result, and you nd unusual yet effective solutions. You might be inclined to take a risk or overspend. Proceed with care. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be fuming, so be careful about expressing your feelings while in this state of mind. Look within yourself for more answers about what is irritating you. Read between the lines. After you have done a personal inventory, start a conversation. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your feelings come out despite an attempt to sit on them. You could be tired and somewhat irritable. Without being touchy, have a long-overdue talk. Keep the door of communication open. If you are angry, do not hit below the belt. Discuss your feelings. Girlfriends young kids are challenge for veteran dad | Thursday, September 27, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, the 270th day of 2018. There are 95 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On September 27, 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II. ON THIS DATE: In 1928, the United States said it was recognizing the Nationalist Chinese government. In 1942 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time, at the Central Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, prior to Miller's entry into the Army. In 1962 "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson's study on the eects of pesticides on the environment, was published in book form by Houghton Miin. In 1964, the government publicly released the report of the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy. In 1979, Congress gave its nal approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced in a nationally broadcast address that he was eliminating all U.S. battleeld nuclear weapons, and called on the Soviet Union to match the gesture.


C6 Thursday, September 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.coma traffic incident. He juggles his work shifts to alternate between his homes and marriages. One evening, a minor incident causes him to be taken to the hospital, where confusion over his identity and his street address causes his finely balanced lie to begin to unravel in hilarious fashion. Details: icehousetheatre. Com. Auditions ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE (A RADIO PLAY) The Bay Street Players have sent out an open audition call for Its A Wonderful Life (A Radio Play) from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St. Eustis. Carlos Francisco Asse is directing and the production runs for 15 performances between Nov. 23 to Dec. 16. Rehearsals begin Oct. 22. The cast is flexible in size and requires adult males and females. All roles are required to play multiple parts. All ethinicities encouraged to audition. To reserve an audition slot, email resume and headshot to nvatter@ All auditioners will be asked to do readings from the script. The play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. Its a Wonderful Life focuses on the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. An angel shows George what life would be like if he wasnt born as George has change of heart and understands the true spirit of the holidays. SCENEFrom Page C1 or HOAGIE NIGHT: At 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month 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 VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. Korean War and Service Veterans Chapter 169. Call 352-748-7009. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352735-4774 or CROCHET CLASS: From 12 to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Bring a size J crochet hook, yarn and scissors. Class projects include a newborn infants cap, a star-shaped pot holder and a ladys hat with ornamentation. Free. Call 352-735-7180, option 5. 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 CALENDARFrom Page C3