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SPORTS B1THE VILLAGES LEADS AREA IN BID FOR PLAYOFFS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, September 28, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports ..........................B1 Drive ..........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ...................C5 Volume142, Issue 271 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: Sunny and hot all weekend, with highs in the low 90s every day. BRUTOBERFEST: The Third annual Brutoberfest runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bru Tap House, 143 E. Main St. in Tavares. POWWOW: The 7th Annual Inter-Tribal Holiday Powwow runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park in Bushnell. By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … President Donald Trumps tariff trade war with China might seem like a problem far from the shores of Lake Harris, but worries about rising steel prices are casting a shadow over Leesburgs 2018-2019 budget. Contractors are flinging dirt like frenzied badgers at Venetian Gardens to build a new community center, boat docks and parking lots as part of an $8 million makeover. On Monday, city Leesburg may feel pinch from tari war Cost for new community center could rise Florida Hospital Watermans fountain was tinted pink and the canopy lit the same color in honor of the many lives affected by breast cancer during the Waterman Pinking Cere-mony on Thursday. Guests were invited to bring a new bra for donation to Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties. The celebration featured a number of community partners with free goodies, health education and resources.Through the end of Octo-ber, the hospital will be holding a number of activi-ties and educational events to promote the importance of breast health and the early detection of breast cancer.Showing their colorsAn improptu Zumba class broke out in the middle of the ” oor at the pinking ceremony at Florida Hospital Waterman on Thursday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Denise Meeks gets her photo taken with a llama and alpaca at the pinking ceremony at Florida Hospital Waterman on Thursday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Florida Hospital Waterman raises breast cancer awareness De ant Supreme Court nominee says sexual assault accusation by Ford is a political hit during daylong hearingBy Lisa Mascaro and Alan FramThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ In an extraordinary and highly emotional day of Senate testimony, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her 100 percentŽ certainty Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. He angrily declared he was 100 percent certainŽ he did no such thing.They both said the event and the public controversy that has erupted 36 years later had altered their lives forever and for the worse „ perhaps the only thing they agreed on during a long day of testimony that was a study in contrasts of tone as well as substance. The hearing was a stunning public airing of a partisan fight „ charged with explosive gender politics. The future of a high court, and potentially control of Congress, hangs the balance.Senators were left to decide whether the long day tipped their confirmation votes for or against President Donald Trumps nominee.Coming forward publicly Fiery Kav anaugh ghts claimSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testi“ es before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. [SAUL LOEB/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See TARIFF, A6 See CLAIM, A6


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Wednesday, Sept. 26Powerball: 1-2-7-30-50-8 x5 Lotto: 2-8-9-25-35-53 x4 Fantasy 5: 2-7-22-29-30 Thursday, Sept. 27 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-4-7-9-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-3-9-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-4-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 7-1 LOTTERY SELMA, ALA. Man arrested, held on $5M bail in police ambushBond is set at $5 million for a man charged in what authorities are calling the ambush-style shooting of a police officer in Selma, Alabama.District Attorney Michael Johnson says 21-year-old Kevin Devonta Johnson Jr. is charged with attempted murder and other offenses in an attack on Officer Michael Hale, who was wounded but survived.A hearing is set for Nov. 6. Court records arent yet avail-able to show whether the man has a lawyer.Selma police say the officer was wounded while on patrol early Sunday when someone shot into his patrol car using a high-powered rifle. Authori-ties have said multiple people were involved.WASHINGTONFeds: Philly mishandled grant for Democratic conventionA U.S. Department of Justice report released Thursday criti-cized how Philadelphia handled nearly a third of a $50 million grant for security during the July 2016 Democratic National Convention. Following an inves-tigation, the agencys inspector general issued a report that said the city did not perform adequate oversight for spending by police agencies, the host committees expenditures or fire department overtime. It also found that Philadelphia did not do enough to ensure accountability over spending and failed to comply with federal rules for request-ing funds and reporting how the money is doled out.Philadelphia spokesman Mike Dunn said the city should have done better.TUNIS, TUNISIA Italy, Tunisia vow to cooperate more over migrantsTunisia and Italy agreed Thursday to step up efforts to send Tunisian migrants identi-fied as illegally staying in Italy back to their home country and to improve the cooperation between their governments.Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, speaking during an official visit to Tunisia, said the the priority is to improve the conditions of return of these migrants.ŽSalvini said both countries agreed to fight against the traf-ficking of human beings ... and to limit the number of deathsŽ of those crossing the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Europe. The International Organization for Migration says over 1,600 people have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year. The Associated PressBy Amanda Lee Myers and Sally HoThe Associated PressBONNEY LAKE, Wash. „ Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washingtons Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isnt about to shoot her.Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses.In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Gilman has had to get used to living with fear: She has nightmares about family members getting shot, she only sits in spots in restaurants where she can see the exits, and she has to mentally prepare herself for movies that might include rapid gunfire.And then there are crowds, the toughest new obstacle Gilman must brave since surviving the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre in Las Vegas, which killed 58 people and wounded hun-dreds of others. Gilman was shot in the back; the bullet punctured a lung, lacerated her spleen and a kidney, broke two ribs and lodged 2 millimeters from her spinal cord.There are times Im at the grocery store and I feel that desire to turn around and look and see whos behind me,Ž Gilman said. I try to fight it, to just keep walking, and I think, Youre at the grocery store. Theres no one behind you with a gun. But I always feel like Im looking behind me.ŽThat feeling turned into panic at one of Gilmans first concerts since the shooting. Gilman and her wife of 18 years, Aliza Correa, were with friends at Seattles KeyArena following an Aug. 11 concert when the surge of people around them became overwhelming. All of a sudden I felt like the Tasmanian devil, where I was spinning in circles trying not to have anybody behind me,Ž Gilman said. I tensed up and thought, Here it comes, here it comes, I know Im going to get shot. Whos behind me, whos behind me? In your mind you know its crazy to think that way, but when the visions come up its hard to control.ŽGilman grabbed her wifes hand and told her she was freaking out, but it was too late.ŽI was hyperventilating, and I ended up laying on the ground,Ž said Gilman.Correa is struggling with her own trauma. She was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Vegas with Gilman when a lone gunman busted out the windows of his 32nd-floor hotel room and launched an 11-minute barraged of gunfire on the crowd below.The women were helping a wounded friend when the bullet tore through Gilman.Gilman laid down and told Correa to save herself. Correa refused to leave her side.I said, If you die, I die, so if you dont want me to die, you have to get up,Ž Correa said, recounting how she rolled Gilman over so her injured wife could Army-crawl for cover under some bleachers.From there, Gilman said she knew she couldnt go any farther. Thats when two married off-duty Los Angeles County sheriffs deputies, Alex and Wanda Valiente, came upon the couple.My wife and I are going to get you out,Ž Alex Valiente told Gilman. I just need you to help us. I just need you to get up.Ž Gilman did just that, and the Valientes helped carry her to a car as bullets con-tinued flying around them. They made it. Out of the chaos, to the hospital and eventually, back home to the idyllic community of Bonney Lake, an hour southeast of Seattle. But coming home was just the beginning. Gilman is often on high alert, even on her front porch. In c asual conversation, her hazel eyes dart between the person shes talking to and her surround-ings „ from neighbors walking their dogs and the children playing in the street to the garbage truck passing by. Amid the struggle, the couple strives for normalcy, for experiences most people can enjoy without a second thought.Though they werent regular concertgoers before the shooting, Gilman and Correa force themselves to get out in large, busy gatherings to face their fears. They also made themselves return to Vegas last month for a previously planned trip for Correas mothers 70th birthday, a journey that induced panic for Gilman but became therapeutic by the end of the weekend.Gilman and Correa try to focus on what theyre thank-ful for: each other, their friends and family, and the new relationships theyve developed as a result of the shooting.The Valientes, the off-duty sheriffs deputies who helped save Gilmans life, have become like family. The group got separated the night of the shooting and it took Gilman about a month to find them. She tracked them down on a Facebook page created to help survivors find the people who helped them, and vice versa.The two couples got together at Christmas and plan to see each other again in October.For now, Gilman and Correa will keep trying, keep putting themselves in uncomfortable situations, and eventually, they hope, live with a little less fear. Something bad happened in our life. It completely changed, and were finding a new normal,Ž Gilman said. We cant ever go back to the way we were before.ŽAfter shooting: Pair seeks normalcyLas Vegas shooting survivor Chris Gilman, right, puts her arm across her wife as tears well in Aliza Correas eyes as they talk about the shooting a year earlier at their home Sept. 24 in Bonney Lake, Wash. [ELAINE THOMPSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]A year following Las Vegas tragedy, survivor, wife ght through fear

PAGE 3 | Friday, September 28, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS SORRENTOWolf Branch-Round Lake traf“ c signal starts MondayA new traffic signal will activate at 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Wolf Branch and Round Lake roads.According to County Engi-neer Fred Schneider, the four-way traffic signal was designed to alleviate significant delays experienced by drivers turning onto Wolf Branch Road.The county conducted a traffic analysis in December 2017 that revealed the four-way intersection was in need of a signal in order to smooth the flow of traffic.Wolf Branch Road had the right of way at the intersec-tion, and averaged more than 10,000 drivers per day, leav-ing little room for drivers coming north to find entry.Schneider said that since the extension of State Road 429 to the south, the volume of traffic through the inter-section has only increased and the problem has only gotten worse.The traffic signal was funded by the infrastruc-ture sales tax, and cost about $191,600.MOUNT DORAMan reportedly ” ashed teacher outside schoolPolice on Wednesday arrested a man who report-edly flashed a teacher outside Mount Dora High School.According to an arrest affi-davit, a teacher reported that she was walking on a sidewalk outside the school when a shirtless man approached, pulled down his shorts to expose his private parts and began telling her how beautiful she was. The woman ignored him and reported the incident to police.An officer canvassing the area spotted Dalven Talmadge, 25, who matched the description of the flasher and said while he was questioning him, Talmadge took off run-ning. The officer caught him after a short chase.Talmadge was charged with indecent exposure and resisting an officer without violence.MOUNT DORAPolice use DNA to solve 2-year-old armed robbery Police believe they solved a two-year-old armed robbery outside a Mount Dora discount store using DNA they found in the mask the robber discarded.The robbery occurred on Nov. 19, 2016, at Dollar Tree on U.S. Highway 441, when a masked man accosted an employee walking to her car, pointed a gun at her and demanded she hand over the stores bank deposit bag containing $1,500. When she hesitated, he made another demand, then fired the gun, grabbed the bag and ran off. Police were not able to find the gunman but discovered the mask in the grass behind the bushes. DNA taken from the mask led police to Steven Anfernee Manor, 20, whose DNA was on file with authorities because of prior arrests. In July this year, detectives located Manor and obtained another saliva sample, which came back as a match to Man-ors DNA.Manor was arrested Wednesday and charged with armed robbery and grand theft.See BRIEFS, A4By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Sixteen Lake County Fire Rescue firefighters have graduated from paramedic training, Lake County officials said this week.The 16 graduates still have three months of field training before theyll be called paramedics, but the size of the class is beyond anything Fire Rescue has seen, according to Fire Chief Jim Dickerson.This was unprecedented for us to do,Ž Dickerson said, adding that two more are still going through the program.The new graduates are expected to be fully certified in January.This batch of paramedic trainees makes for a nearly 18 percent increase in fire-fighter paramedics this year. Ninety are currently serving.Last year, Fire Rescue was able to put 12 firefight-ers through the class, for a total of 28 graduates in 24 months.All 213 firefighters with Fire Rescue are dual-trained as EMTs, but the paramedic training is especially valu-able, according to Dickerson.Paramedics are certified to provide advanced life sup-port care, meaning they can provide a wider breadth of life-saving services.Dickerson said the sudden jump in trainees was made possible by a $90,000 grant provided by the Florida Department of Health.The grant also paid for new equipment to further Fire and Rescues goal of bringing all 25 fire stations up to advanced life support 16 Lake re ghters become paramedicsBy John KennedyGatehouse MediaTALLAHASSEE „ A week after he was heckled by red tide protesters at an appearance in Venice, Gov. Rick Scott defended his role before a state agency dealing with the crisis.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, meeting in Havana for an update on the algae bloom that is killing sea life, fouling waterways and hurting businesses along the Gulf Coast, took a phone call from Scott about his efforts to ease the problem.We all know that red tide is nothing new to Florida,Ž Scott said. Scientists... have made very clear that people in Florida have noticed naturally-occurring incidents of algae on the Gulf Coast for hundreds of years.But that doesnt mean we dont do what we can do to mitigate the problem,Ž he added.For Scott, campaigning to unseat three-term Demo-cratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the 145-mile red tide bloom off Southwest Florida has emerged as a serious politi-cal challenge, along with causing massive fish kills and health warnings along the shoreline.Scotts environmental record includes deep cuts to funding for the states water management districts and repeal of strict septic tank regulations.While Wednesdays commission discussion emphasized that red tide is a natural phenomenon originating deep in the Gulf and carried by current and winds, scientists say the problem is enhanced by land-borne pollutants.With a separate, toxic algae bloom fouling water-ways on both coasts, a recent Florida Atlantic University poll shows 32 percent of voters blame state government for the problem, although 38 percent Defending his recordWe all know that red tide is nothing new to Florida,Ž Florida Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday. Scientists... have made very clear that people in Florida have noticed naturally-occurring incidents of algae on the Gulf Coast for hundreds of years. But that doesnt mean we dont do what we can do to mitigate the problem.Ž [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ In a case that could alter the future of Floridas highest court, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday reasserted his right to appoint three new justices to the state Supreme Court before he leaves office in January.Responding to a lawsuit asking the Florida Supreme Court to intervene, Scotts lawyers said the governor retains the power to select replacements for justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince, who are all leaving the court in early January because they have reached the mandatory retirement age.The lawsuit, filed by the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause, has asked the Supreme Court to block Scotts action, through a procedure known as a writ of quo warranto,Ž arguing the new governor who takes office on Jan. 8 should have that appoint-ment power.But in the 33-page response filed late Wednes-day, Scotts lawyers said he is following the precedent of beginning the appointment process before the vacancies actually occur, noting numerous justices have been appointed using this procedure in order to avoid prolonged vacancies on the court.The petitioners interpretation of the applicable constitutional provision is contrary to its plain language, the longstanding historical practice of the judicial nominating commis-sions for the Supreme Court and district courts of appeal, and the clearly articulated public policy underlying Article V of the Florida Con-stitution: avoiding extended vacancies in judicial office,Ž the lawyers wrote.Earlier this month, Scott directed the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to begin accepting and reviewing applications for the court appointments. The commission has set an Oct. 8 deadline for the appli-cations, followed by a Nov. 8 deadline „ two days after the general election „ for submitting names of potential justices to the governor.Scott, a Republican who is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Scott asserts right on Supreme Court appointmentsScott points to states e orts to battle red tide See MEDICS, A4 See RECORD, A4 See ASSERTS, A4By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comALEXANDER SPRINGS „ Lake County sheriffs deputies are looking for two men who shot and wounded two others at Freak Creek,Ž a popular, dirt-road hangout in the Ocala National Forest.Deputies received the call at about 1 p.m. from some-one who thought he heard gunshots.When we got here we found one of the victims, who waved us down,Ž said Sgt. Fred Jones.The suspects were described as two men in a black SUV. Freak Creek is off County Road 445, about a mile from Alexander Springs Recreation Area, a longtime family destination operated by the National Forest Area.Jones said the two injured men were taken to nearby hospitals. Their names have not been released. Both were believed to be in stable con-dition. The sheriffs crime scene investigators were combing the area for clues, Jones said. Jones urged residents to be watchful for suspicious individuals, and suspect circumstances, like blood on clothing.Anyone with information can call the Sheriffs Office at 352-343-2101 or Crime-line at 1-800-423-TIPS.Deputies seeking 2 men after shootingTwo people were wounded in north Lake County


A4 Friday, September 28, 2018 | Mary Elizabeth (Liz) McNish, 74, of Lady Lake died September 21, 2018 at ORMC. She retired from Lake County School Board in 2006 after 35 years. She was the secretary and then the President of the Florida Bus Drivers Association and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Leesburg, FL. Survivors include her two daughters Kathy and Pamala McNish, “ve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, one sister Sandra McNish and two brothers William and Mark Washington. A Funeral Mass will be held 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Pauls Catholic Church, 1330 Sunshine Ave., Leesburg, FL with Rev. Mark Librizzi. The repast will be held at Mt. Olive Church, 405 Childs St., Leesburg. Mary Elizabeth (Liz) McNish Dolores E. Adams, age 90, of Tavares, FL passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 under the loving care of her husband and staff at Osprey Lodge. Dolores was born March 8, 1928 in Tif“n, Ohio, She is survived by her husband Loren G. Adams of Tavares, 4 sons, Steve (Patricia), Mark (Brenda) David (Monique) and Kevin (Janice). 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Graceway Church, Leesburg. In lieu of ”owers, make donations to ALS Foundation www. Dolores E. Adams Funeral Services TodaysServices By Anna FifieldThe Washington PostBEIJING „ China is flatly denying President Donald Trumps accusa-tion that it is interfering in Novembers midterm elections, implying that it is the United States that has a track record of meddling in other coun-tries business.With an acrimonious trade dispute rumbling on and amid an increasingly fractious security environment, the latest tit-for-tat could worsen the relationship between the worlds two largest economies.I believe the international community knows very well who is most used to meddling in the internal affairs of others,Ž Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told reporters Thurs-day. He did not name the United States directly but was responding to a question about Trumps assertion Wednesday at the United Nations that Beijing was attempting to influence the midterms.They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade,Ž Trump said at a U.N. Security Council meeting, and we are winning on trade we are winning on every level.ŽBut the president and his top aides offered no evidence or even anecdotes to support the contention that China was meddling.Trumps ire appeared sparked by a four-page supplement that the China Daily, an English-language publication owned by the Chinese government, bought in the Des Moines Register on Sunday.Asked about the news-paper ads, Geng said the idea that they amounted to election interference was totally far-fetched and fictional.ŽWe advise the U.S. side to stop its unwarranted accusations and slander against China and refrain from wrong words and deeds that might hurt our bilateral relations and fundamen-tal interests,Ž he said.The pages in the Des Moines Register were laid out newspaperstyle, with a small note at the top labeling them as a China Daily supple-ment. The lead headline declared, Duel undermines the benefits of tradeŽ exactly the same message that has been plastered across Chinas state-owned newspapers these last few weeks as the government tries to hammer home the message that the trade war is bad for Americans.Another headline read, Dispute: Fruit of a pres-idents folly,Ž although there was lighter content, too about robotics and a fashion entrepreneur and President Xi Jinpings fun days in Iowa.ŽChina, among other countries, has a long history of using ads in newspapers, including in The Washington Post, to get across messages that it would have trouble persuading professional journalists to print.Iowa was the perfect target for China for a number of reasons. For one, its status as the first state to vote during pres-idential primary season gives it outsize influence over the U.S. electoral process.Second, it has a spe-cial status in the bilateral relationship. Long before he became Chinas pres-ident, Xi traveled to Muscatine, Iowa, to learn about agriculture.Third, Iowa, a major grower of soy beans and producer of pork, stands to suffer greatly from an extended trade war.The Iowa governors race is shaping up to be very close. The latest polls suggest that Fred Hubbell, the Democratic candidate who vows to increase the states exports, has an edge over the incumbent Republi-can, Kim Reynolds.Anyone who knows anything about China could have told Donald Trump that China would look for ways to retaliate,Ž said Paul Haenle, a former China adviser to presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.And now Trump is worried about being blamed if there is a GOP loss in Iowa, so hes trying to get ahead of that,Ž said Haenle, now director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing.The Global Times, a nationalist tabloid that often reflects the gov-ernments thinking, said Trumps accusations are part of his creative cam-paign strategyŽ to malign China and try to attract more votes for Republi-cans in the midterms.The paper did not mince its words about the American presidents recent rhetoric. Trump routinely applauds him-self for his achievements and has already declared victory over the trade war against China,Ž it said in an editorial. However, if all of it were true, then Trump wouldnt have worry about Chinas alleged meddling in U.S. elections.ŽChina calls Trumps claim of election meddling  ctionalSixteen Lake County Fire Rescue “ re“ ghters have completed paramedic training, joining the ranks of 90 “ re“ ghters in Lake County certi“ ed to provide advanced life support care. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] has pledged to work with the winner of the Nov. 6 gubernatorial contest between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis to interview the candidates advanced by the nominating commis-sion. Scott said he has the expectationŽ that he and the incoming governor could reach an agreement on the appointments.But, should the Demo-crat emerge victorious, the likelihood of an agree-ment between Scott and Gillum, who has claimed the right to make the appointments, is slim.Underscoring the legal challenge is the fact that the new appointments are likely to reshape the seven-member Supreme Court for years, if not decades. Pariente, Lewis and Quince are part of a liberal bloc, which now holds a slim 4-3 majority, that has thwarted Scott and the Republican-dominated Legislature on numerous occasions since the governor took office in 2011.In moving ahead with the appointment process, Scott cited a prior advisory opinion from the court that said the process should be conducted in such a way as to avoid or at least minimize the time that vacancies exist.ŽConsistent with this admonition, for the past four decades the Supreme Court has invariably completed its nominating process before the occurrence of a physical vacancy in judicial office due to mandatory retire-ment from this court,Ž the response said.The petitioners argu-ments amount to a claim that three current justices on this court, at least six former justices, and an untold number of judges on the district courts of appeal were nominated by their respective judicial nominating commissions in an unconstitutional manner,Ž Scotts lawyers went on.Addressing another argument in the lawsuit, Scotts response rejected the claim that the three retiring justices terms actually do not end until the end of Jan. 8, the day of the inauguration of the new governor.The voting-rights groups assert that Scotts term will end shortly after midnight on Jan. 7, when the new governor will take the oath of office. Because of that, Scott does not have the power to appoint the new justices, the plaintiffs lawyers argued.But Scotts lawyers maintain that, under the plain language of the Florida Constitution,Ž the three justices terms will conclude no later than the end of the day on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.ŽScotts response also challenges the use of the writ of quo warrantoŽ procedure, arguing the petitioners have not shown the governor is improperlyŽ using his power in moving forward on the appointments.Both the governor and the Supreme Court JNC have acted within their established author-ity consistent with longstanding practice in initiating the nominating process to avoid extended vacancies in judicial office,Ž the governors lawyers wrote.A similar lawsuit was filed by the same groups last year, but it was dismissed by the Supreme Court in December, when a majority of the justices said it was premature to rule on the issue.John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, said Wednesday the new lawsuit is asking the court to reject 40 years of bi-partisan precedent and there would be three extended vacanciesŽ on the court.This is bad for Florida, and the liberal groups that have brought this lawsuit have given no rationale to go outside of the established JNC process, except for political rea-sons,Ž Tupps said. ASSERTSFrom Page A3 acknowledge they dont know who is at fault.But residents an gered by the crisis have forced the Scott campaign to steer clear of the Treasure Coast and last week, a shouting crowd prompted the gov-ernor to hastily cut short an appearance in Venice, a usually reliable Repub-lican stronghold. Scott on Wednesday said the state has spent more than $17 million on red tide research since 2011, including $5 million in a partnership with Saraso tas Mote Marine Laboratory on the origins of red tide.The governor steered another $2.2 million to Mote this week for work aimed at easing the effect of red tide. Scott also is asking the Fish and Wildlife Commission to seek approval from the Legislature next year for a Florida Center for Red Tide Research.Still, the commission also took immediate steps to extend to May a cur-rent restriction on fishing for red drum and snook, lengthening it along the Southwest Coast from Naples to now include Pasco County.The mandatory catch-and-release order, aimed at helping the hard-hit fish population rebuild, had been set to expire Oct. 12.Charter boat captains from Gulf communities attended Wednesdays hearing, with most saying they support the restriction so that fish can replenish.Now it not the time to place blame,Ž said Philip OBannon of Boca Grande. But fishing management is needed.Ž RECORDFrom Page A3stations.This was also the reason the class had to move at high speed to graduate.The grant had a perfor-mance clause requiring them to finish in a certain amount of time, so the firefighters entered an accelerated course.The training period was around three-quar-ters the length of the almost 12-month course, but it had the same hourly requirements and coursework.Two more firefighters entered the course at the same time but opted for the longer course.Dickerson said that just these 16 additional paramedics will let him add two stations to those capable of advanced life support.Stations in Leesburg and Astatula will qualify in January, as soon as we get the class through ori-entation,Ž he said.At the current pace, Dickerson said they plan to have 24 of the 25 stations ready to perform Advanced Life Support duties by August 2019. Fire Rescue first added two advanced life sup-port fire stations in 2000, under the direction of late Fire Chief Jack Fillman, who put the first class of trainees through. MEDICSFrom Page A3MIAMITropical Storm Kirk to rake across Lesser AntillesForecasters say Tropi-cal Storm Kirk is on a path to dump heavy rains that could bring dangerous flooding to the eastern Caribbean.At 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said the center of Kirk was about 85 miles northwest of Barbados. It had maxi-mum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving west northwest at 14 mph.Tropical storm-force winds are blowing as far as 140 miles from Kirks center. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe.The storms center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track. Forecasters expect it to gradually weaken into a tropical depression after it crosses the island chain.LAKELANDPublix to expand headquarters, add jobsThe Florida grocery chain Publix is expand-ing its headquarters and adding 700 new jobs over the next decade.Publix CEO & President Todd Jones announced Thursday that the company would expand its headquarters in Lakeland, hiring hun-dreds of new employees by the end of 2027. In past years, Publix has seen significant growth, entering three additional states, more than doubling its annual sales and opening more than 500 new stores.The grocery chain has also added about 70,000 associates.Gov. Rick Scott was among the guests in attendance at Thursdays announcement. BRIEFSFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Friday, September 28, 2018 A5By Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON A highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was post-poned until next week to avoid conflicting with a dramatic Senate hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House said Thursday.The two were set to meet Thursday following news media reports that Rosenstein last year dis-cussed possibly secretly recording the president and using the Constitu-tions 25th Amendment to remove him from office.But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the men agreed to reschedule their meeting because they do not want to do anything to interfere with the hearing.Amid speculation that the meeting could result in Rosensteins dismissal or resignation, Trump said Wednesday that he would certainly prefer not to fire Rosenstein and that the Justice Departments No. 2 offi-cial had denied making the remarks first attrib-uted to him in a New York Times report.I would much prefer keeping Rod Rosenstein, Trump said at a news conference in New York. He said he did not say it. He said he does not believe that. He said he has a lot of respect for me, and he was very nice and well see.Trump added, My preference would be to keep him and to let him finish up.White House counselor Kellyanne Conway would not say Thursday when the meeting would take place, but stressed that the two will talk and Trump has made clear he would prefer that the deputy attorney general stay on the job and com-plete the job.Rosenstein is oversee-ing special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and his dismissal would put that probe in jeopardy and create a political storm.The meeting delay prolongs the uncertainty of Rosensteins status. Rosenstein headed to the White House on Monday morning preparing to be fired and had discussed a possible resignation over the weekend with White House officials. But after meeting with chief of staff John Kelly and speaking by phone with Trump, he got a reprieve with the Trump meeting scheduled for Thursday.Since then, the White House has sought to tamp down anxiety that Rosen-stein would be fired.White House officials called senators Monday to say Trump had said he wouldnt be firing Rosenstein at the meeting, according to two people familiar with the conversations who spoke on condition of anonym-ity to discuss private discussions. Aides have advised Trump against taking any extreme actions ahead of the midterm elections with his partys majorities in Congress already under threat.Friends and former colleagues of Rosenstein say they dont expect him to step aside and give up oversight of the Russia investigation and the enormous swath of Justice Department operations for which he is responsible.Rosenstein, who has spent his entire career in government, has tremendous loyalty to the department, said former Justice Depart-ment lawyer and longtime friend James Trusty.Hes a very long-run, historical-minded guy in a lot of ways, Trusty said. I think he may have some confidence that his-tory will be kinder to him than politicians are.Trumps remarks Wednesday followed a chaotic period that began last Friday with reports that Rosenstein had last year discussed possibly secretly recording the president and invoking the Constitution to remove Trump from office. The Justice Department issued statements aimed at denying the reports, including one that said the wiretap remark was meant sarcastically.Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017, oversees his work and has repeatedly defended the breadth and scope of the probe. Trump has been critical of Rosensteins oversight of the probe, but the two have at times displayed a warm working relation-ship, and Rosenstein has been spared some of the more personal and antag-onistic broadsides leveled against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Though Rosenstein appears poised to survive the week, its not clear how much longer hell be around. Trump has signaled that he may fire Sessions after the November mid-terms, and Rosenstein could go with him.But it could be sooner: Some officials around Trump believe Rosen-steins reported musings about invoking the 25th Amendment could make it defensible for Trump to part with him, even in the final sprint to Election Day.Rosensteins friends and former colleagues describe him as excep-tionally committed to the Justice Department one said he bleeds for the agency and unlikely to leave on his own, though they say he respects the chain of command enough to resign if asked.Trump-Rosenstein meeting postponedDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves his home Thursday in Bethesda, Md. President Donald Trumps meeting with the deputy attorney general was postponed until next week. [JOSE LUIS MAGANA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A6 Friday, September 28, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comfor the first time, Ford quietly told the nation and the Senate Judiciary Committee her long-held secret of the alleged assault in locked room at a gathering of friends when she was just 15. The memory „ and Kavanaughs laughter during the act „ was lockedŽ in her brain, she said: 100 percent.Ž Hours later, Kavanaugh angrily denied it, alternating a loud, defiant tone with near tears as he addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee.You have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy,Ž he said, referring to the Constitutions charge to senators duties in con-firming high officials.What happens next may hinge on what Trump and his Republican allies think about the display in what could become a defining moment for a party that has struggled to retain female voters. The GOP-controlled committee was scheduled to vote Friday morning on whether to push ahead with the conservative judges nomination.Repeatedly Democrats asked Kavanaugh to call for an FBI investigation into the claims. He did not.I welcome whatever the committee wants to do,Ž he said.Republicans are reluctant for several reasons, including the likelihood that further investigations could push a vote past the November elections that may switch Senate control back to the Democrats and make con-sideration of any Trump nominee more difficult.Across more than 10 hours, the senators heard from only the two wit-nesses. Ford delivered her testimony with steady, deliberate certitude. She admitted gaps in her memory as she choked back tears and said she believed he was going to rape me.Ž Kavanaughs entered the hearing room fuming and ready to fight, as he angrily denied the charges from Ford and other woman accusing him of misconduct, barked back at sena-tors and dismissed some questions with a flippant whatever.ŽYou may defeat me in the final vote, but youll never get me to quit, never,Ž he said.Trump nominated the conservative jurist in what was supposed to be an election year capstone to the GOP agenda, lock-ing in the courts majority for years to come. Instead the nomination that Republicans were rushing for a vote now hangs precariously after one of the most emotionally charged hearings Capitol Hill has ever seen. Coming amid a national reckoning over sexual misconduct at the top of powerful institutions, it exposed continued divisions over justice, fairness and who should be believed. And coming weeks before elections, it ensured that debate would play into the fight for control of Congress.The day opened with Ford, now a 51-year-old college professor in Cal-ifornia, raising her right hand to swear under oath about the allegations she said she never expected to share publicly until they leaked in the media two weeks ago and reporters started staking out her home and work in California.Wearing a blue suit as Anita Hill did more two decades ago when she testified about sexual misconduct by Clarence Thomas, the mom of two testified before a committee that with only male senators on the Republican side of the dais.The psychology professor described what she says was a harrowing assault in the summer of 1982: How an inebriated Kavanaugh and another teen, Mark Judge, locked her in a room at a house party as Kavanaugh was grinding and groping her. She said he put his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams.I believed he was going to rape me,Ž she testified.When the commit-tees top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of Cal-ifornia, asked how she could be sure that Kava-naugh was the attacker, Ford said, The same way Im sure Im talking to you right now.Ž Later, she told Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that her certainty was 100 percent.ŽAsked by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., for her strongest memory of the alleged incident, Ford, said it was the two boys laughter.Indelible in the hippo-campus is the laughter,Ž said Ford, who is a research psychologist, the uproarious laughter between the two.ŽRepublican strategists were privately handwringing after Fords testimony. The GOP special counsel Rachel Mitchell, a Phoenix sex crimes prosecutor, who Republicans had hired to avoid the optics of their all-male line up question-ing Ford, left Republicans disappointed.Mitchells attempt to draw out a counternarrative was disrupted by the panels decision to allow alternating five-minute rounds of questions from Demo-cratic senators.During a lunch break, even typically talkative GOP senators on the panel were without words.John Kennedy of Loui-siana said he had no comment. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he was just listening.ŽThen Kavanaugh strode into the committee room, arranged his nameplate just so, and with anger on his face started to testify with a statement he said he had shown only one other person. Almost immediately he choked up.My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed,Ž he said.He lashed out over the time it took the commit-tee to convene the hearing after Fords allegations emerged, singling out the Democrats for unleash-ingŽ forces against him.This confirmation process has become a national dis grace,Ž he said. He mocked Fords allegations „ and several others since „ that have accused him of sexual impropriety. He scolded the senators saying their advice-and-consent role had become search and destroy.ŽEven if senators turn vote down his confirma-tion, he said, youll never get me to quit.ŽKavanaugh, who has two daughters, said one of his girls said they should pray for the womanŽ making the allegations against him, referring to Ford. Thats a lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old,Ž he said chocking up. We mean no ill will.ŽThe judge repeatedly refused to answer sena-tors questions about the hard-party atmosphere that has been described from his peer group at Georgetown Prep and Yale, treating them dismissively.Sometimes I had too many beers,Ž he acknowledged. I liked beer. I still like beer. But I never drank beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone. When Sen. Amy Klobu-char, D-Minn., pressed if he ever drank so much he blacked out, he replied, Have you?Ž After a break in the proceedings, he came back and apologized to Klobuchar. She said her father was an alcoholic.Behind him in the audi-ence as he testified, his wife, Ashley, sat looking stricken.Republicans who had been scheduled to vote as soon as Friday at the com-mittee „ and early next week in the full Senate „ alternated between their own anger and frustration at the allegations and the process.Youre right to be angry,Ž said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.Sen. Lindsey Graham, his voice rising in anger, called the hearing the most unethical sham since Ive been in politics.Ž CLAIMFrom Page A1commissioners approved the new city budget of $168,516,407. That includes what City Man-ager Al Minner calls a $416,056 surplus. Normally, the rainy-day (or hurricane) surplus money might be placed into the general revenue fund, but Minner wants to keep it in the commu-nity center construction account for now. Since the trade war with China, with the president, the change in steel prices has really put the steel industry in flux, and that is actually creat-ing a shortage, increasing the cost of steel,Ž he told commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 13. Contractors have told him the price could go up somewhere between $300,000 and $400,000. The president said last month that while steel may be a little more expensiveŽ temporarily, the move will boost U.S. steel manufacturers. China, the European Union, Mexico and Canada have retaliated with tariffs on U.S. products. On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. CEO James Hackett said the trade war has cost the automaker about $1 billion in profits, according to Reuters. Honda Motor Co. said it has cost it hundreds of millions of dollars.Ž Allies of the president say the tariffs are just part of the art of the deal,Ž and that negotiations will benefit the U.S. economy. Leesburg is not hit-ting the panic button. In fact, commissioners have approved the same tax rate of 4.2678 mills, or about $4.27 per $1,000 of assessed tax value. Because the value of property has risen in the city, that amounts to a 2.26 percent increase in tax revenue. If the city had decided to roll backŽ the tax rate to keep the same amount of money coming in, it would have reduced rev-enue by about $108,070. Included in the budget plan is a slight decrease in electric rates for residen-tial customers of $1.30 for the first 1,000 killowatt hours. Major capital improve-ment projects in the budget include creation of a Venetian Gardens/Main Street Streetscape. The city wants to spend about $1 million to link its revitalized downtown Main Street business dis-trict to Venetian Gardens, about a half mile away. It will also hire a consultant to explore where to build a new swimming pool, improve the Susan Street recreation complex and attack blight in the neighboring Birchwood neighborhood. Plans also call for extending median landscaping beautifica-tion between Newell Hill Road and Gator Harley on U.S. Highway 441. The budget also includes opening the public library on Fridays, starting next month. Currently, it is closed on Sundays and Fridays. The new budget also calls for a 3 percent pay raise for city employees. The budget was approved Monday by commissioners Jay Hurley, Elise Dennison and Mayor Dan Robuck. TARIFFFrom Page A1 Leesburg City Manager Al Minner, speaking at a ground-breaking ceremony for the new community center at Venetian Gardens in Jul y, said this week that the cost of the new center could rise because of tariffs on construction materials. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL]

PAGE 7 | Friday, September 28, 2018 A7By David BauderThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The nations political divide and the burgeoning #MeToo movement played out in a riveting daytime drama Thursday before millions of Americans watching the Senate Judiciary Commit-tees hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Anger, tears, sex, power „ it was all on display.California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, acknowledging she was terrifiedŽ to be on stage, told of being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh at a high school party. Hours later, Kavanaugh, getting choked up at times, indignantly denied the accusations and denounced a process he called a national disgrace.ŽJust as you could feel emotional with her, you could feel emotional with him,Ž said CNNs Gloria Borger of the event, shown all day by the nations major networks.Many TV commentators suggested Fords testimony was particularly compelling. Perhaps most significantly, some of them were on Fox News Channel, where Chris Wallace called it a disaster for the Republicans.Ž Thats the network President Trump tuned to for the coverage and whose opinion hosts have been most vociferous in backing Kavanaughs nomination.Wallace said that there has been a lot of talk in the country about the allega-tions and that two of his daughters had recently told him stories about things that had happened to them in high school that they had never told their parents before. Dis-regarding Ford would be a big mistake, he said.Wallaces Fox News colleague Brit Hume observed: The more hesitant, the more fragile she has seemed, the more credible and powerful she seems to the audience.ŽYet after Kavanaugh appeared, Hume liked how he fought back. I dont think it dimin-ishes his credibility one bit,Ž Hume said later. I think it enhances his credibility.ŽKavanaughs partisan attack was matched by Republican South Caro-lina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who denounced the pro-cess as a sham.ŽHe may have just done more than a Trump rally to rally the base,Ž said NBCs Chuck Todd.The raw fury changed the tone from the morning, where ABCs Dan Abrams said Fords testimony was an unmitigated disasterŽ for Republicans. CNNs Wolf Blitzer suggested people watching in their homes were crying as they listened to her story. NBCs Savannah Guthrie said Fords description of Kavanaugh and a friend of his laughing uproariously during the alleged attack is a moment that will resonate with many Americans.Analysts said the Republicans were harmed by Rachel Mitchell, the sex crimes prosecutor brought in by the all-male GOP members of the Senate panel to question Ford.Mitchell was con-strained by the hearings format, w here she was given five minutes at a time to ask questions before she had to yield to a Democratic senator who heaped praise on Ford. Others were baffled by what points she was trying to make, such as establishing that Fords fear of flying hadnt pre-vented her from getting on an airplane.On the Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney appeared frustrated by Mitchell and said Ford was perhaps ruining Kavanaughs career and undermining the integrity of the Supreme Court. Why cant that person be questioned vigorously?Ž Varney said. Why do we have to step back and with absolute maximum caution have her interviewed by another woman?ŽDespite the sympathy for Ford, some urged caution. NBCs Megyn Kelly said that while some may empathize with her, it doesnt necessarily mean she was attacked by Kava-naugh. And she wondered whether Kavanaughs exemplary life since high school should be taken into account.A former prosecutor interviewed on Fox Busi-ness Network, Sidney Powell, said she did not find Ford credible.She was far from being raped,Ž she said. She hasnt even alleged that any body part was exposed. ... It was all a fumbled attempt to make out with a girl at a party.ŽMeanwhile, C-SPAN took phone calls from viewer during breaks in the testimony, and at times it seemed like an impromptu therapy group. At least four callers told their own stories of being victims of sexual assault.Also on Thursday, The New York Times deleted and apologized for a tweet that asked readers to vote on whether they thought Fords testimony credible. In retrospect, a Twitter poll is insensitive in light of the gravity of the hear-ing,Ž the newspaper said.Associated Press reporters Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller in Washington contributed to this story.Tears and raw fury: Hearing makes for must-see TV


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Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the aver-age rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped to 4.72 percent from 4.65 percent last week. The average benchmark rate has risen from 3.83 percent a year ago.The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans increased to 4.16 percent this week from 4.11 percent last week.WASHINGTONPowell: Fed rate increases intended to boost recoveryFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is saying that the economy is healthy and that the Feds steady interest rate increases are intended to prolong its expansion.Powell says he and his colleagues believe the Feds approach to gradually raising rates from ultra-lows to histor-ically normal levels is helping to sustain this strong economy for the longer-run benefit of all Americans.ŽThe Fed chairman says the benefits of the strong economy have helped boost employment.Rite Aid reshuf” es board after 2 failed merger triesAfter two failed buyout attempts that could have put it in a better position to compete against larger rivals, Rite Aid is shuffling its board of directors and dividing power at the top of the drugstore chain.Rite Aid said Thursday that three new, independent directors will be nominated to its board and that CEO John Standley will no longer hold the title of chairman. That goes to current board member Bruce Bodaken.Shareholders will vote next month on whether to approve new board nominees Robert Knowling Jr., Louis Miramontes and Arun Nayar. They would replace current directors David Jessick, Myrtle Potter and Frank Savage. The Associated Press Ford, several other US corporate giants warn tari s on imports will mean price hikesBy Tom Krisher and Josh BoakThe Associated PressDETROIT „ From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trumps tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices.Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, the second-largest U.S.-based automaker, said Wednesday that Trumps taxes on imported steel and aluminum will cost Ford $1 billion through 2019.Likewise, Walmart, Amer-icas largest retailer, has told the administration that Trumps latest round of taxes „ on $200 billion of Chinese imports „ could increase prices for its shoppers. Walmart specifically men-tioned items ranging from car seats, cribs and backpacks to hats, pet products and bicycles.Procter & Gamble, the consumer products giant, has warned of both potential price increases and job losses as a result of the tariffs.In the meantime, drinking Coca-Cola is costing more because of Trumps tariffs. Macys, too, has warned of likely price increases. So has Gap.On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell took on the issue at a news conference after the Fed announced its latest interest rate hike. Asked about the Trump tariffs forcing up prices for Americas consumers, Powell agreed that Fed officials are hearing from businesses about forthcoming higher costs.You dont see it yet,Ž the chairman said, referring to the data the Fed studies.But, Powell acknowledged, the tariffs might provide a basis for companies to raise prices in a world where theyve been very reluctant to and unable to raise prices.ŽAt his own news conference Wednesday in New York, Trump rejected any notion that his tariffs posed an economic risk, echoing assertions by his adminis-tration that consumers would barely notice the new taxes.Its had no impact... on our economy,Ž the presi-dent said after meetings with foreign leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.Hackett, in a television interview Wednesday, revealed the $1 billion estimate that he said Trumps steel and aluminum tariffs are costing Ford. He said the figure is a year-over-year increase from March through 2019.Ford buys most of its metals from U.S. producers, which have raised prices this year as a result of the tariffs on foreign competitors, the company has said.Hacketts boss, Executive Chairman Bill Ford, said Thursday the company has met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Ligh-thizer to give input on trade policies. Ford wants decisions to be made because it takes years for the capital-intensive auto industry to develop and build vehicles, he said.Our business runs a lot better when we have cer-tainty and we dont have big gyrations because our lead times are long,Ž Ford said.Other automakers that produce vehicles in the U.S. are experiencing the same price increases as Ford, said IHS Markit Senior Analyst Peter Nagle. While they may be absorbing the increased costs at present, eventually theyll have to pass at least some of the costs on to cus-tomers, he said.Theyre maintaining pricing discipline now just because the consumer cant support those higher prices,Ž Nagle said. But if the tariffs stay in place for the remainder of Trumps term, obviously some of those costs would have to start being passed along to the consumer here.ŽFord wouldnt comment specifically on price increases but said it will continue to make the necessary decisions to remain competitive.ŽThe Trump administration imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum from some countries, including China, in March. It added Canada, Mexico and the European Union in June. The administration justified the tariffs by calling foreign steel and aluminum a threat to U.S. national security.Ahead of the tariffs, U.S. metals producers raised prices as companies tried to buy before the tariffs went into effect, Nagle said. He said steel prices are up 25 per-cent since the tariffs began, and he expects that to rise to near 30 percent next year.Automakers would either raise sticker prices or cut discounts on new cars, trucks and SUVs, Nagle said. The administration also is studying 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles, also based on national security concerns. Those tariffs would raise prices, slow auto sales and could cut U.S. economic growth in half by 2020, Nagle said. Other countries also are likely to retaliate on imports from the U.S.Driving up costBy Martin CrutsingerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best per-formance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in the cur-rent quarter partly because of a drag from trade.The performance of the gross domestic product, the coun-trys total output of goods and services, was unchanged from an estimate the Commerce Department made last month, the government reported Thursday.The strong GDP perfor-mance has been cited by Trump as proof that his economic pro-gram is working.Were doing much better than anybody thought possible,Ž Trump said at a Wednesday news conference.However, a big part of that growth reflected a temporary rush to ship soybeans and other U.S. exports out before penalty tariffs triggered by Trumps get-tough trade policies took effect.Economists believe growth has slowed in the current quar-ter to between 3 percent and 3.5 percent, still a solid pace. While trade boosted GDP by 1.2 percentage point in the second quarter, due to a surge in exports, it is expected to trim growth by around 1 percentage point in the third quarter. Some of that weakness may be offset by businesses rebuilding their inventories at a stronger pace.Growth still looks quite strong,Ž Jim OSullivan, chief U.S. economist for High Frequency Economics, said in describing the revised GDP report for the second quarter. He said he was forecasting third and fourth quarter growth at around 3 percent before momentum starts to fade in 2019.ŽA 3 percent growth average in the second half of this year would leave the annual growth in 2018 at 3 percent. That would be the best performance since 2005, three years before the 2008 financial crisis pushed the country into the worst reces-sion since the 1930s.US economy grew at robust rate during second quarterFord CEO Jim Hackett said Wednesday that the Trump administrations tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will cost the company $1 billion. [CARLOS OSORIO/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 9 | Friday, September 28, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 You can have dessert. But only if you eat your broccoli, too.Ž This kind of dinner-table negotiation takes place nightly across Florida. But Florida voters are not sulky children. Floridas Constitution Revision Commission was wrong to treat them that way. On six constitutional amendments proposed for Novembers ballot, the commission bundledŽ attractive options „ such as guaranteed rights for crime victims, death benefits for emergency workers killed in the line of duty or a state-level office for veterans affairs „ with more complex and controversial measures. For example, people who vote yesŽ on the crime victims rights proposal would also approve a measure making it easier for corporations to litigate against environmental rules and other regulations they dont like. If these questions stay on the ballot, voters have no choice: If they want one of the provisions in a proposed amendment, they have to take everything else, too. In a challenge pending before the Florida Supreme Court, former Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead argues that bundling violates the First Amendment, by forcing voters to vote yesŽ on provisions they may not support, or vote noŽ on things they think are important and beneficial. Its a sound argument, bolstered by the CRCs nakedly political game-playing. Commission members argued that they bundled widely disparate issues to avoid ballot fatigue.Ž Thats baloney. If they were so worried about voters running out of patience before they reached the end of their ballots, they wouldnt have larded CRC proposals with so many measures that duplicate protections already in place, or address problems that have never been problems at all. Consider proposed Amendment 10, which has four parts. First, it would mandate a state Department of Veterans Affairs. But Florida already has one „ in fact, its already in the constitution. It would require an office for counter-terrorism „ something the Legislature created years ago. It would allow the Legislature to shift the date of its annual session. Lawmakers did that this year. So whats the broccoli in Amendment 10? The fourth provision would unravel voter-approved changes in eight Florida counties that shift duties or eliminate county-level offices described in the constitution. Volusia County voters, for example, eliminated the office of tax collector, and reallocated some duties from the sheriff and the clerk of courts. Amendment 10 would wrest decision-making power away from voters „ and undo decisions they have already made. The Florida Supreme Court has already ruled one bundled amendment (Amendment 8, dealing with a variety of educational measures) out-of-bounds, on the grounds that it was deceptive. But the court allowed three others, including Amendment 10, to stand. Ansteads challenge takes another tack. Its impossible to disagree with the contention that bundling strips voters of the right to weigh measures separately. The only question left is whether the CRCs trickery rises to such a level that striking the amendments is the only remedy. The answer is clear: Florida voters dont deserve to be hoodwinked. Ansteads argument is compelling, and the amendments should be removed. The Daytona Beach News-JournalOUR OPINIONShut down e ort to trick voters ANOTHER OPINION Immigrants are just like usEveryone who lives in America is an immigrant, unless your Native American.The majority of Americans are from immigrant ancestors. The hostility from the Republican party and our current President is unbelievable. All immigrants are not criminals. Immigrants are people just like our great grandfathers and grandmoth-ers who came to America to escape persecution from their home country. Immigrants do not leech off our Ameri-can society. Immigrants here in America are law-abiding citizens and they pay Social Security taxes, even though they can not collect because they are not U.S. citizens.By placing innocent immigrants into prison, such as these detention centers, is so evil. And breaking up parents and children is so heartbreaking. Hopefully, with changes in Congress this year, they will get a Commis-sion to look into the obscurity of the ICE Agency that is causing so much mistreat-ment of immigrant rights.Let us come together and treat people as we would like to be treated. This is what makes America great: our acceptance of all people, a melting pot of America.Linda Green, Leesburg Response to Daniel Andrews false statementsDaniel Andrews Sept. 8 letter, McCain admirers arent ignorant,Ž takes exception to my observation that President Trump closely followed federal law govern-ing John McCains death.Andrews ignorantly disagrees. He calls the President a yellowbellied, yellow-haired buffoon and falsely states that Trump Ždishonor[ed] and disrespect[ed]Ž McCains passing.Apparently Andrews disagrees with federal law, too, given that U.S.C. Title 36, Chapter 10, Section 175(m) provides that when the flag is displayed in mourning; [t]he flag shall be flown at half-staff ... on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress...Ž The exact protocol followed by the Trump Administration.That Trump followed the actual legal protocol on the flag display directly contradicts Mr. Andrews. This evisceration apparently prompted Andrews to make some strange claims about me.First, he inexplicably com-plains that I criticized his letter and then he whines about me having insulted a host of patri-otic groups, such as the VFW. What is his evidence of the insult? His cutting and pasting of unrelated words and clauses.Our letters were published simultaneously on Sept. 1. Its delusional and bizarre to sug-gest that my letter, in the same newspaper edition, was a criti-cism of his letter.The truth is that Andrews knows that my letter labeling McCain flag affairŽ critics as ignorantŽ hit him squarely in the nose. Not only was his ignorance exposed, but the presence of the Trump Derangement Disorder infec-tion was revealed, too. As for calling anyone leftist, Mr. Andrews attributes words to me that I did not write and then attacks his own fictional work „ a form of the cut-and-paste fabrication technique used by some TV networks.I used the word leftistŽ once in writing, [t]he first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem and that you are pow-erless to overcome it without help. Its time for all media organizations and the leftists to begin that process. A good start is to repeat this: Donald Trump is my President.ŽHow does that insult any specific group?Mark F. Fisher, Mount DoraLETTERS TO THE EDITORI wrote a column in the first days of Donald Trumps presidency, outlining a series of economic and political benchmarksŽ for the new administration. Modestly, I suggested readers save the column for future reference. The time has come to check the record. Two observations stand out. Trump is right when he says the economy has improved since January 2017. Partisans will argue over who is responsible for the good results, but the numbers are clear. At the same time, there are worrisome trends. Prices for goods and services „ cars, gas, mortgages „ are rising. This should not be a surprise, since prices go up in a growing economy. Thats what the business cycle is all about. The other problem is more unique, and more pronounced. The nations budget deficit is growing dramatically, either because of too much federal spending or huge tax cuts, or both. This is not normal. Deficits are supposed to shrink in a healthy economy, not grow. With those ideas in mind, heres the list. A reminder: The numbers come from public and private sources. „ Unemployment rate: Then: 4.7 percent. Now: 3.9 percent. „ Workforce participation rate: Then: 62.7 percent. Now: 62.7 percent „ Average salary per week, private nonfarm workers: Then: $894.06 Now: $937.02 „ Average monthly Social Security benefit: Then: $1,359 Now: $1,413 „ Poverty rate: 2015: 13.5 percent 2017: 12.3 percent „ Food stamp beneficiaries: Jan. 2017: 44.7 million June 2018: 39.3 million „ Manufacturing jobs: Jan. 2017: 12,369,000 Aug. 2018: 12,717,000 „ Annual inflation rate: 2016: 2.1 percent Aug. 2018: 2.7 percent „ Average price of gasoline per gallon: Then: $2.36 Now: $2.84 „ Average interest rate, 30-year mortgage: Then: 4.09 percent. Now: 4.65 percent „ Wheat price per bushel: Then: $4.71 Now: $5.22 „ Average new car price: June 2016: $33,652 March 2018: $35,285 „ Gross domestic product growth rate, Q4 2016: 1.9 percent. Q2 2018: 4.2 percent „ Dow Jones Industrial Average: Jan. 20, 2017: 19,732. Sept. 25 2018: 26,562. „ NASDAQ: Then: 5,546.08. Now: 7,993.25. „ Corporate profits, annual: Then: $1.694 trillion Now: $2.012 trillion „ Trade deficit: Dec. 2016: $45.2 billion. July 2018: $50.1 billion. „ Federal budget deficit: FY 2016: $587 billion FY 2018 (projected): $793 billion „ Federal debt: Then: $19.9 trillion Now: $21.5 trillion „ Federal civilian employees: Then: 2,198,000 Now: 2,190,000 „ Unauthorized immigrants, estimate: Then: 11.1 million Now: 11.1 million „ Average annual health care spending, family of 4, Millman index: Then: $25,826 Now: $28,166 „ Americans lacking health insurance: Then: 10.9 percent Now: 12.2 percent „ Homicides: 2015: 15,696. 2017: 16,617 „ Average in-state tuition and fees, state school: Then: $9,650 Now: $9,970 „ Average private university tuition: Then: $33,480 Now: $34,740 Readers who clipped the original column will notice Ive dropped a few categories, largely because firm data arent yet available for the Trump administration. Taken as a whole, however, this list provides an accurate picture of Trumps first two years: More people are working and economic growth is up. The national debt is higher, as are consumer prices. Clip this column, or bookmark it. Well take another look in 2020. Dave Helling, Kansas City Star ANOTHER OPINIONHow does Trump stack up at the mid-term? OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 11 | Friday, September 28, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 IN SATURDAYS E-EDITIONCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 PREVIEWFor our loyal subscribers, 8 pages of additional coverage to get you ready for game day. Strikeouts top hits in Major League Baseball, leading to lowest average since 1972By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The mostheard sound at major league ballparks this year was Strike three!ŽA whiff of offense would be nice rather than all those nights filled with nonstop whiffs.Strikeouts will exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. The overall batting average has dropped to its lowest level since 1972, the year before the designated hitter. Lefty hitters „ facing smothering defensive shifts „ have fared even worse, with their lowest average since 1968, before the pitchers mound was lowered.Starters throw fewer pitches and hard-throwing relievers are changed more frequently. The game has transformed at a dizzying pace.We need to thoughtfully review the trends,Ž baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.Manfred looks ahead to a Whi ng on o enseIn this Sept. 21 photo, the Washington Nationals Trea Turner reacts after striking out during a game against the New York Mets in Washington. [NICK WASS/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Doug FergusonAssociated PressSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France „ Jim Furyk has spent four days watching his team play loose and confident, two key ingre-dients he hopes will allow the Americans to end 25 years without winning the Ryder Cup away from home.He can only hope thats what he sees when the shots at Le Golf National really count.What would make me ner-vous?Ž Furyk said on the eve of the matches. If I showed up in the morning and guys had a look on their face that made me nervous. I dont usu-ally see that with this group.ŽFlags were raised, anthems were played and the partisan cheers began late Thursday afternoon to signal the end of a hype and anticipation of a Ryder Cup featuring two of the strongest teams the U.S. and Europe have presented at the same time. Now its time to play.I believe in this team, one through 12,Ž European cap-tain Thomas Bjorn said.Furyk chose to send off Ryder Cup rookie Tony Finau and three-time major champion Brooks Koepka in the opening fourballs match today against Justin Rose and rookie Jon Rahm. He also broke up the Jordan SpiethPatrick Reed partnership that had delivered five points in seven matches over the last two Ryder Cups. Instead, Spieth gets to play with one of his best friends, Justin Thomas, a relationship that took root in France more than a decade ago when both wore American colors in the Evian Junior Masters.Very familiar with each others games „ have been for, shoot, over 10 years now,Ž Spieth said. So its going to be really exciting to be able to look at him on the first tee and kind of remember where weve come from, and were both here.ŽReed gets his hero „ Tiger Woods „ in the anchor match.We both feel like were playing well, and we want to go out there and represent our country the best,Ž said Reed, who in two Ryder Cups Its tee time for the Ryder CupThe Villages Joshua Marion (21) makes a touchdown reception against Lecanto last week in The Villages. [PAUL RYAN/CORRESPONDENT] By Steven WineAssociated PressDAVIE „ For any New England Patriots wanting to say hello Sunday to former teammate Danny Amendola, they most likely can find him running over the middle.But they already knew that. Thats where Amendola made his living for five seasons with the Patriots, and thats where he has made an impact so far with his new team, the Miami Dolphins.The veteran receiver faces his former team this week and said hes excited to return to Fox-borough, although hes not sure what form the reunion will take.They have a lot of great people there,Ž Amendola said. I cant sit down and talk to all of them. Im going to just focus on the game, and whoever I get to hit or handshake, thats fine with me.ŽHell likely be hit, too. Amendolas hallmark is pass patterns over the middle, where he willingly exposes his 5-foot-11, 190-pound frame to jarring blows.He has been effective that way for the sur-prising Dolphins, leading them with 11 receptions. While he has totaled only 100 yards, he has drawn attention and opened up the flanks to speedier receivers Kenny Stills, Amendola ready to face Pats By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comRichard Pettus hasnt spent much time discussing The Villages lofty ranking in the initial FHSAA Playoff Power Rankings (PPR).To be honest, he hasnt spoke about it with anyone ƒ not even with his players.Or, perhaps more appropri-ately, especially not with his players.Our total focus is on Cres-cent City this week,Ž Pettus said. Were just trying to take one practice, one game and one opponent at a time.ŽThe FHSAA released its first set of PPR on Tuesday. The rankings „ a point average awarded to teams based on a variety of predetermined criteria „ will eventually determine which teams advance into the postseason, beginning in November.In class 1A through 4A, the top six teams from each of four regions transfer into the postseason. In the four high-est classifications „ class 5A through 8A „ the four district champions and the top four remaining teams from each region advance with playoff berths.Based on the initial averages, the Buffalo are the second-best team in Class 4A-Region 2. The Villages earned a Power Ranking Average of 37.75, trailing only Dunnellon (38.40 average).Gainesville P.K. Yonge (37.00) is third, followed by Alachua Santa Fe (35.00), Mount Dora (34.80) and Interlachen (34.50).Considering the blistering start the Buffalo have gotten off to „ a 4-0 record with three shutouts „ it would be Jockeying for positionThe Villages in best shape so far for playo berth See POSITION, B4 See OFFENSE, B4 See DOLPHINS, B4Tiger Woods of the U.S. places the cover of a water sprinkler on his head as he jokes with Patrick Reed, center, and Jordan Spieth, right, during a practice round of the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in SaintQuentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, on Thursday. [AP PHOTO/ FRANCOIS MORI] See CUP, B4


B2 Friday, September 28, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 7:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, VTB Russian Grand Prix, practice, at Sochi, Russia Noon NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Bank of America ROVAL 400, practice, at Concord, N.C. 1 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Drive for the Cure 200, practice, at Concord, N.C. 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Drive for the Cure 200, “ nal practice, at Concord, N.C. 4:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Bank of America Roval 400, qualifying, at Concord, N.C. 4:55 a.m. (Saturday) ESPN2 „ Formula One, VTB Russian Grand Prix, practice, at Sochi, Russia BOXING 10 p.m. SHO „ Devin Haney vs. Juan Carlos Burgos, lightweights; Thomas Mattice vs. Zhora Hamazaryan, lightweights; Cem Kilic vs. Deandre Ware, middleweights, at Temecula, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPNU „ Princeton at Columbia 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Memphis at Tulane 9 p.m. FS1 „ UCLA at Colorado COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 11 p.m. ESPN2 „ Southern Cal at Stanford GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ PGA of America/European Tour, Ryder Cup, Day 1 (foursomes, four-ball matches), at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France 5 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, PURE Insurance Championship, “ rst round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 2 a.m. (Saturday) GOLF „ PGA of America/European Tour, Ryder Cup, Day 2 (foursomes, four-ball matches), at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France 3 a.m. (Saturday) NBC „ PGA of America/European Tour, Ryder Cup, Day 2 (foursomes, four-ball matches), at Saint-Quentin-enYvelines, France MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN „ St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN „ N.Y. Yankees at Boston SUN „ Toronto at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Miami at N.Y. Mets 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco OR Arizona at San Diego NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. NBA „ Preseason, Boston vs. Charlotte, at Chapel Hill, N.C. SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich SPORTS BRIEFSST. LOUISPerron excited about return to St. LouisDavid Perron had no idea what would happen when he became a free agent this summer. Then he got a familiar call.Perrons NHL odyssey has taken him all over his native Canada and the United States. But he always seems to find his way back to St. Louis.The 30-year-old Perron is beginning his third stint with his first NHL team after signing a $16 million, four-year deal with the Blues. When it came time to pick a new home this summer, the veteran winger opted for an old one.I definitely like the mentality here,Ž Perron said. NHL investigating Flyers Lehtera after drug bustThe NHL said Thursday it is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he is being ques-tioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league is investigating the situ-ation. Lehteras lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said he expects police to release a statement clearing up some things that came out of the report. The Associated Press 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 4 Thursdays GameMinnesota at L.A. Rams, lateSunday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s GameKansas City at Denver, 8:15 p.m. Open: Washington, CarolinaWEEK 5 Thursday, Oct. 4Indianapolis at New England, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 7Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m. Denver at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. L.A. Rams at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Oct. 8Washington at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. Open: Tampa Bay, ChicagoNFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: full participation):SundayCINCINNATI at ATLANTA „ BENGALS: DNP: RB Joe Mixon (knee), C Billy Price (foot). LIMITED: RB Giovani Bernard (thigh), LB Preston Brown (ankle), CB Darqueze Dennard (calf), T Cordy Glenn (knee), WR A.J. Green (pelvis), DE Michael Johnson (knee), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (groin). FULL: TE Tyler Eifert (back). FALCONS: DNP: CB Justin Bethel (knee), RB Devonta Freeman (knee), WR Julio Jones (calf), DE Derrick Shelby (groin). LIMITED: S Damontae Kazee (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle), CB Brian Poole (thumb, toe), RB Ito Smith (ribs). TAMPA BAY at CHICAGO „ BUCCANEERS: DNP: DT Beau Allen (foot). LIMITED: T Demar Dotson (knee), DT Gerald McCoy (biceps), DT Vita Vea (calf), CB Marcus Williams (hamstring). FULL: S Isaiah Johnson (shoulder), S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder). BEARS: DNP: DB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), DB Marcus Cooper Sr. (hamstring), WR Anthony Miller (shoulder). FULL: DB D. Houston Carson (forearm). HOUSTON at INDIANAPOLIS „ TEXANS: DNP: CB Kayvon Webster (not injury related). LIMITED: WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (thumb, ankle, hamstring), G Senio Kelemete (knee), CB Shareece Wright (shoulder). FULL: T Martinas Rankin (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (thigh). COLTS: DNP: DE Tarell Basham (not injury related), T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), TE Jack Doyle (hip), TE Eric Ebron (shoulder, knee), S Clayton Geathers (knee), T Joe Haeg (ankle), S Malik Hooker (hip, groin), DT Hassan Ridgeway (calf), CB Quincy Wilson (concussion). LIMITED: DT Denico Autry (ankle), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring). FULL: QB Andrew Luck (groin) N.Y. JETS at JACKSONVILLE „ JETS: DNP: S Doug Middleton (knee, “ nger), WR Charone Peake (hamstring), CB Buster Skrine (knee), TE Neal Sterling (concussion). LIMITED: LB Josh Martin (concussion), S Marcus Maye (ankle, foot). FULL: WR Robby Anderson (nose), T Kelvin Beachum (foot), G James Carpenter (ankle), WR Quincy Enunwa (back), C Spencer Long (shoulder, knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), S J.J. Wilcox (wrist). JAGUARS: DNP: CB D.J. Hayden (toe), C Brandon Linder (knee), RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle). LIMITED: G A.J. Cann (triceps), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), T Jermey Parnell (knee), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle). FULL: DE Calais Campbell (ankle) MIAMI at NEW ENGLAND „ DOLPHINS: DNP: LB Chase Allen (foot), WR Danny Amendola (not injury related), DE Andre Branch (knee), TE A.J. Derby (foot), DE Cameron Wake (knee). LIMITED: S Reshad Jones (shoulder). FULL: LS John Denney (shoulder), DT Davon Godchaux (ankle), CB Bobby McCain (shoulder), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder). PATRIOTS: LIMITED: T Marcus Cannon (calf), S Patrick Chung (concussion), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (hip), DE Trey Flowers (concussion), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), DL Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle), TE Jacob Hollister (chest), CB Eric Rowe (gr oin), DT Danny Shelton (elbow). DETROIT at DALLAS „ LIONS: DNP: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), TE Michael Roberts (knee). LIMITED: T Andrew Donnal (knee), G T.J. Lang (back). COWBOYS: DNP: DT Maliek Collins (knee), C Travis Frederick (illness), LB Sean Lee (hamstring). LIMITED: WR Cole Beasley (ankle), S Jeff Heath (ankle), DT Antwaun Woods (groin). FULL: DE Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). BUFFALO BILLS at GREEN BAY PACKERS „ BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), DT Kyle Williams (rest). LIMITED: TE Charles Clay (shoulder/hip), S Micah Hyde (toe), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (rib), RB Marcus Murphy (rib), DE Trent Murphy (ankle). FULL: CB Phillip Gaines (elbow), PACKERS: DNP: TE Jimmy Graham (knee), CB Kevin King (groin), G Justin McCray (shoulder), LB Nick Perry (concussion), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle). LIMITED: T Bryan Bulaga (back), S Josh Jones (ankle). PHILADELPHIA at TENNESSEE „ EAGLES: DNP: RB Jay Ajayi (back), DE Michael Bennett (illness), S Rodney McLeod (knee), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). FULL: WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder). TITANS: DNP: RB David Fluellen (groin), QB Blaine Gabbert (concussion), T Dennis Kelly (illness), WR Rishard Matthews (not injury related), K Ryan Succop (left knee). LIMITED: LB Kamalei Correa (back). FULL: T Jack Conklin (knee), CB Adoree Jackson (concussion), S Kendrick Lewis (foot), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow) SEATTLE at ARIZONA „ SEAHAWKS: No Practice Reported. CARDINALS: No Practice Reported. CLEVELAND at OAKLAND „ BROWNS: DNP: LB James Burgess (knee), S Damarious Randall (heel), QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion, back). LIMITED: TE Seth DeValve (hamstring), LB Christian Kirksey (shoulder, ankle), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle). FULL: DE Myles Garrett (knee), T Desmond Harrison (shoulder), WR Jarvis Landry (knee). RAIDERS: No Practice Reported. NEW ORLEANS at N.Y. GIANTS „ SAINTS: DNP: CB Patrick Robinson (ankle), LB Manti Teo (knee). LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Ted Ginn, Jr. (knee), DT Tyeler Davison (foot), WR Cameron Meredith (knee), G Andrus Peat (ankle), DE Cameron Jordan (biceps), RB Alvin Kamara (knee). GIANTS: DNP: CB Eli Apple (groin), LB Connor Barwin (knee), TE Evan Engram (knee), CB Antonio Hamilton (groin), DL Damon Harrison (knee), WR Cody Latimer (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (foot). LIMITED: LB Olivier Vernon (ankle). SAN FRANCISCO at L.A. CHARGERS „ 49ERS: DNP: S Adrian Colbert (hip), G Joshua Garnett (toe), G Mike Person (knee), CB Richard Sherman (calf), T Joe Staley (not injury related), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder). LIMITED: RB Matt Breida (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep). FULL: CB Ahkello Witherspoon (ankle, hip). CHARGERS: DNP WR Keenan Allen (knee), T Joe Barksdale. (knee), DE Joey Bosa (foot). LIMITED: WR Travis Benjamin (foot). FULL: T Russell Okung (knee), RB Derek Watt (thumb). BALTIMORE at PITTSBURGH „ RAVENS: DNP: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), WR John Brown (not injury related), CB Brandon Carr (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), QB Lamar Jackson (illness), T Ronnie Stanley (foot), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), S Eric Weddle (not injury related). LIMITED: TE Hayden Hurst (foot), S Anthony Levine (hamstring), LB C.J. Mosley (knee), DT Michael Pierce (foot). STEELERS: DNP: G Ramon Foster (not injury related), CB Mike Hilton (elbow), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen). FULL: S Morgan Burnett (groin), G David DeCastro (hand), T Marcus Gilbert (hamstring).MondayKANSAS CITY at DENVER „ CHIEFS: No Practice Reported. BRONCOS: No Practice Reported. 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 15 8 8 53 54 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 16 7 28 43 56 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 tieWednesdays GameNew York City FC 2, Chicago 0Saturday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.Saturday, Oct. 6Columbus at Montreal, 3 p.m. New England at Atlanta United FC, 3:30 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. Minnesota United at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Orlando City at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Colorado, 9 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 7Chicago at D.C. United, 1 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -156 St. Louis +146 at Cincinnati -105 Pittsburgh -105 Atlanta -121 at Philadelphia +111 at New York -135 Miami +125 at Colorado -173 Washington +161 Arizona -143 at San Diego +133 Los Angeles -155 at San Francisco +145American Leagueat Minn. (1st) -145 Chicago +135 at Minn. (2nd) -131 Chicago +121 Houston -265 at Baltimore +235 New York -119 at Boston +109 at Tampa Bay -155 Toronto +145 Cleveland -162 at Kansas City +152 Oakland -142 at Los Angeles +132 at Seattle -179 Texas +167Interleagueat Milwaukee -215 Detroit +195COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Memphis 11 14 65 at Tulane at Colorado 10 9 58 UCLASaturdayat Buffalo 5 7 54 Army Cincinnati 17 17 58 at UConn at Michigan St. 25 29 47 Cent. Mich. at E. Michigan 2 3 48 No. Illinois at Ball St. 8 7 64 Kent St. at Wake Forest 24 27 65 Rice at East Carolina 5 7 61 OldDominion at Georgia Tech 24 28 65 Bowl.Green at Boston Col. 16 12 54 Temple at Clemson 18 25 65 Syracuse at Appa. St. 21 25 56 So.Alabama at Duke 1 4 50 Virginia Tech ULM 6 7 61 at Georgia St. at Ohio 14 13 69 UMass at UCF 15 13 64 Pittsburgh at Kentucky Pk 1 51 So. Carolina at N.C. State 10 6 53 Virginia Indiana 13 16 51 at Rutgers at Air Force 10 4 63 Nevada Utah +1 1 50 at Wash. St. at Arizona St. 20 21 64 Oregon St. at Washington 18 17 46 BYU at Fresno St. 11 8 61 Toledo W. Michigan +3 1 53 at Miami(OH) Florida St. 4 6 45 at Louisville Ohio State 4 3 70 at Penn St. Arkansas St. 3 3 54 at Ga. South. at Georgia 33 30 51 Tennessee at New Mexico 8 7 64 Liberty at Auburn 31 26 52 South. Miss. at TCU 13 10 46 Iowa St. at Alabama 53 48 68 ULL at Oklahoma 27 23 69 Baylor at UTSA 11 10 44 UTEP Purdue 3 3 56 at Nebraska Texas 9 8 48 at Kansas St. West Virginia 5 3 72 at Texas Tech at North Texas 7 7 63 La. Tech at UAB 15 17 53 Charlotte Oklahoma St. 16 16 62 at Kansas Marshall 9 4 52 at West. Ky at Miss. St. 8 7 50 Florida at LSU 13 11 59 Mississippi at Troy 19 14 54 Coast.Caro. FAU 3 3 61 at Mid Tenn. Southern Calif. 4 3 61 at Arizona Boise St. 16 17 47 at Wyoming Hawaii 13 10 65 at San Jose St. at Notre Dame 2 5 52 Stanford Michigan 9 14 46 at Nrthwstrn Texas A&M 19 21 60 Arkansas Oregon 5 2 58 at CaliforniaNFL SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New England 9 6 48 Miami at Indianapolis Pk 2 47 Houston at Atlanta 5 4 52 Cincinnati at Green Bay 12 10 45 Buffalo at Dallas 4 3 43 Detroit at Jacksonville 8 7 38 N.Y. Jets at Chicago 3 3 46 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 2 3 41 at Tennessee Seattle 3 3 38 at Arizona at Oakland 2 3 45 Cleveland at L.A. Chargers 10 10 46 San Francisco New Orleans 2 3 50 at N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh 3 3 51 BaltimoreMondayKansas City 3 4 55 at Denver Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican AssociationSIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Released RHP John Straka.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCAROLINA PANTHERS „ Signed S Eric Reid to a one-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Released WR Rishard Matthews.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueBUFFALO SABRES „ Assigned G Scott Wedgewood; D Will Borgen and Taylor Fedun; and Fs Rasmus Asplund and Victor Olofsson to Rochester (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Signed D Michal Cajkovsky to a one-year, two-way contract. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Agreed to terms with D Brandon Davidson on a one-year contract. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS „ Signed F Mark Letestu to a one-year, two-way contract and assigned him to Cleveland (AHL). DALLAS STARS „ Assigned D John Nyberg to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Assigned C Axel Holmstrom and LW Chris Terry to Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned G Kaden Fulcher to Toledo (ECHL). Released Fs Colin Campbell, Carter Camper, Turner Elson, Matthew Ford, Dominik Shine and Trevor Yates; and D Marcus Crawford, Trevor Hamilton and Mackenze Stewart from their tryout contracts. LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Assigned Fs Boko Imama, Drake Rymsha and Sheldon Rempal to Ontario (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS „ Assigned Fs Gabriel Fontaine, Tim Gettinger and Ryan Gropp; and D John Gilmour to Hartford (AHL). Released RW Bobby Butler from his professional tryout agreement and F Drew Melanson from his amateur tryout agreement.SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS „ Fined Montreal M Ignacio Piatti an undisclosed amount for simulation/embellishment in a Sept. 22 match against New York City FC. Fined Chicago M-D Raheem Edwards an undisclosed amount for his role in instigating and escalating a mass confrontation incident in a Sept. 22 match against New England.THOROUGHBRED RACINGNTRA „ Announced Bill Thomason was elected Chair of the NTRA Board of Directors.COLLEGESEAST CAROLINA „ Signed baseball coach Cliff Godwin to a one-year contract extension through the 2023 season. ST. JOHNS „ Named Mike Cragg director of athletics. STOCKTON „ Named Richard Ziegler womens assistant basketball coach. COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 22, total points based on 25 points for a “ rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and last weeks ranking: RECORD PTS. LW 1. Alabama (60) 4-0 1,523 1 2. Georgia 4-0 1,422 2 3. Clemson (1) 4-0 1,409 3 4. Ohio State 4-0 1,363 4 5. Louisiana State 4-0 1,238 6 6. Oklahoma 4-0 1,201 5 7. Stanford 4-0 1,143 7 8. Notre Dame 4-0 1,067 8 9. Penn State 4-0 1,001 10 10. Auburn 3-1 987 9 11. Washington 3-1 946 10 12. West Virginia 3-0 923 12 13. Central Florida 3-0 727 16 14. Michigan 3-1 698 19 15. Wisconsin 3-1 662 18 16. Miami (Fla.) 3-1 571 21 17. Kentucky 4-0 541 „ 18. Texas 3-1 308 „ 19. Oregon 3-1 297 20 20. Brigham Young 3-1 270 25 21. Michigan State 2-1 256 24 22. Duke 4-0 244 „ 23. Mississippi State 3-1 241 14 24. California 3-0 118 „ 25. Texas Tech 3-1 106 „ Others receiving votes: Colorado 83, Boise State 58, Virginia Tech 55, South Florida 50, Oklahoma State 44, Texas A&M 41, Iowa 31, South Carolina 31, Florida 29, NC State 28, Syracuse 25, TCU 24, North Texas 10, Cincinnati 10, Utah 9, Mississippi 7, Missouri 7, Buffalo 6, Maryland 6, San Diego State 5, Arizona State 4. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternThursdayNo. 16 Miami (Fla.) vs. North Carolina, lateSaturdayNo. 1 Alabama vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, noon No. 2 Georgia vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson vs. Syracuse, noon No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State, 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Louisiana State vs. Mississippi, 9:15 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Baylor, 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Stanford at No. 8 Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Auburn vs. Southern Miss., 4 p.m. No. 11 Washington vs. No. 20 BYU, 8:30 p.m. No. 12 West Virginia at No. 25 Texas Tech, noon No. 13 Central Florida vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. No. 14 Michigan at Northwestern, 4:30 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. No. 18 Texas at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California, 10:30 p.m. No. 21 Michigan State vs. Central Michigan, noon No. 22 Duke vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. No. 23 Mississippi State vs. Florida, 6 p.m.RESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 6All times Eastern (Subject to change)Thursdays Games SOUTHSC State (0-3) at NC A&T (3-1), late Lindsey Wilson (3-0) at Presbyterian (1-1), late North Carolina (1-2) at Miami (Fla.) (3-1), lateMIDWESTN. Iowa (1-2) at Indiana State (2-1), lateTodays Games EASTPrinceton (2-0) at Columbia (2-0), 6 p.m. Rhode Island (2-1) at Harvard (2-0), 7 p.m.SOUTHMemphis (3-1) at Tulane (1-3), 8 p.m.FAR WESTUCLA (0-3) at Colorado (3-0), 9 p.m.Saturdays Games EASTTemple (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 State (4-0) at Penn State (4-0), 7:30 p.m. SOUTHLouisiana-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 State (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 State (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 State (2-1), 4 p.m. Florida A&M (2-2) at NC Central (1-2), 4 p.m. Delaware State (0-3) at Norfolk State (2-1), 4 p.m. Tennessee State (2-0) at Vanderbilt (2-2), 4 p.m. Alabama A&M (1-3) at Jackson State (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 State (3-1) at Georgia Southern (2-1), 6 p.m. Samford (1-3) at Kennesaw State (3-1), 6 p.m. Florida (3-1) at Mississippi State (3-1), 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (1-3) at Savannah State (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 State (3-1), 7 p.m. FAU (2-2) at Middle Tennessee (1-2), 7 p.m. UT Martin (1-3) at Murray State (0-3), 7 p.m. Alcorn State (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 State (2-1) at SE Louisiana (1-3), 8 p.m. Mississippi (3-1) at LSU (4-0), 9:15 p.m.MIDWESTOklahoma State (3-1) at Kansas (2-2), noon Cent. Michigan (1-3) at Michigan State (2-1), noon Morehead State (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 State (1-3) at Ball State (1-3), 3 p.m. Illinois State (3-0) at Missouri State (2-1), 3 p.m. Texas (3-1) at Kansas State (2-2), 3:30 p.m. W. Michigan (2-2) at Miami (Ohio) (1-3), 3:30 p.m. S. Dakota State (2-0) at N. Dakota State (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (1-3) at Nebraska (0-3), 3:30 p.m. Youngstown State (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.SOUTHWESTTexas 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. Central Arkansas (2-1) at Sam Houston State (1-2), 4 p.m. Prairie View (2-3) vs. Grambling St. (1-2), 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 State (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 WESTNorth Dakota (2-2) at N. Colorado (0-4), 2:05 p.m. E. Washington (3-1) at Montana State (3-1), 3 p.m. Nevada (2-2) at Air Force (1-2), 4 p.m. N. Arizona (2-2) at Idaho State (2-1), 4:30 p.m. Portland State (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 State (3-1), 6 p.m. Hawaii (4-1) at San Jose State (0-3), 7 p.m. Boise State (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 State (1-3) at Arizona State (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 State (2-1), 10:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHL PRESEASONAll times Eastern (ss-split squad) EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Detroit 6 6 0 0 12 25 17 Boston 7 5 0 2 12 23 17 Toronto 6 5 1 0 10 22 15 Montreal 6 4 2 0 8 21 16 Florida 5 3 2 0 6 15 17 Tampa Bay 5 2 3 0 4 14 16 Buffalo 6 2 4 0 4 15 20 Ottawa 4 0 4 0 0 6 16 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA N.Y. Islanders 7 5 2 0 10 19 15 Carolina 4 4 0 0 8 19 4 Philadelphia 6 3 2 1 7 19 16 Pittsburgh 5 2 2 1 5 18 13 N.Y. Rangers 5 2 2 1 5 17 21 Columbus 6 2 4 0 4 13 22 Washington 5 1 3 1 3 10 17 New Jersey 4 0 2 2 2 7 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Dallas 5 4 0 1 9 19 12 Winnipeg 6 4 2 0 8 22 22 St. Louis 5 3 2 0 6 14 12 Nashville 5 2 3 0 4 14 17 Minnesota 6 2 4 0 4 18 16 Colorado 4 1 3 0 2 7 18 Chicago 4 1 3 0 2 14 18 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Calgary 8 3 2 3 9 31 31 Edmonton 5 4 1 0 8 27 14 Vegas 5 4 1 0 8 27 14 Arizona 5 3 2 0 6 18 17 San Jose 4 2 1 1 5 20 16 Anaheim 5 2 3 0 4 16 23 Los Angeles 6 1 4 1 3 18 27 Vancouver 6 1 5 0 2 10 26 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Wednesdays GamesN.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, OT Detroit 3, Boston 2, OT Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 1 Toronto 5, Montreal 3 Minnesota 4, Winnipeg 3 Dallas 3, Colorado 1 Anaheim 7, Los Angeles 4Thursdays GamesFlorida vs. Tampa Bay at Orlando, Fla., late N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, late New Jersey at Winnipeg, late Ottawa at Chicago, late Arizona at Edmonton, late Calgary at San Jose, lateTodays GamesPittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Buffalo vs. N.Y. Islanders at Oshawa, Ont., 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesCalgary at Edmonton, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 5 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8 p.m. Arizona at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL NBA PRESEASONSCHEDULE Todays GamesMelbourne United (Aus.) at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.BOYS BOWLING East Ridge 3, Leesburg 0 Carson Shafer rolled a 222 and a 223 for East Ridge. Michael Juraco had a 185 for Leesburg. GIRLS BOWLING East Ridge 3, Leesburg 2 Alanis Vivas-Torres rolled a 125 for East Ridge. Sarah Stearns had a 129 for Leesburg.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

PAGE 13 | Friday, September 28, 2018 B3 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 5STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. South Lake at Lake Weir Santa Fe Catholic at MDCA Wildwood at Pierson Taylor The Villages at Crescent City FSU at Louisville Florida at Mississippi State Ohio State at Penn State Miami at New England N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville Tampa Bay at Chicago Last Week Overall Lake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages FSU Miss. State Ohio State New England Jacksonville Chicago 6-4 24-16 Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial ReporterLake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages FSU Miss. State Ohio State New England Jacksonville Chicago 6-4 19-21 Paul Jenkins Sports EditorLake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages Louisville Miss. State Ohio State New England Jacksonville Chicago 6-4 17-23 Frank Jolley Sports WriterLake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages FSU Florida Ohio State New England Jacksonville Tampa Bay 5-5 22-18 Tom McNiff Executive EditorLake Weir SF Catholic Wildwood Villages Louisville Miss. State Penn State Miami Jacksonville Chicago 7-3 23-17 Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial PublisherLake Weir SF Catholic Wildwood Villages Louisville Miss. State Ohio State New England Jacksonville Chicago 5-5 18-22 Whitney Lehnecker Digital EditorLake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages FSU Miss. State Ohio State New England Jacksonville Chicago 8-2 22-18 Goose Debonair DogLake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages Louisville Miss. State Penn State New England Jacksonville Chicago 5-5 21-19 Paul Nikolai Circulation DirectorLake Weir MDCA Wildwood Villages Louisville Miss. State Penn State New England Jacksonville Chicago 6-4 24-16Rusty Jacobs Operations Director South Lake MDCA Wildwood Villages FSU Florida Ohio State New England Jets Tampa Bay 5-5 16-24Payne Ray Daily Commercial Reporter EUSTIS (3-2) at POINCIANA (0-4)7 p.m.Last week, Eustis beat Mount Dora 45-42. Poin-ciana lost to Cocoa Space Coast 42-6.Last year, Eustis beat Poinciana 36-15.This is a non-district game. Poinciana was a member of Class 5A-Dis-trict 13 last season, along with Eustis, but Poinciana left the district this season and is now an independent.Eustis enters the game on a roll, having beaten Tavares 33-20 in the Panthers district opener two weeks ago and last weeks thriller in front of a capacity crowd at the Panther Den. In the win against the Hurricanes, running back Rashon Scott ran for 447 yards and scored four touchdowns.In his last two games, Scott has run for 620 yards and leads Lake and Sumter counties with 1,055 yards for the season.Freshman quarterback Blayne Romano turned in his second straight solid effort against the Hurricanes, completing 6 of 15 passes for 110 yards. In two games, Romano has passed for 204 yards and forced opposing defenses to respect the Panthers passing game.Despite Poincianas record, Eustis coach Mike Hay said, Poinciana is a much-improved team under (first-year head coach Phillip Prior). In order for us to be successful we must play sound, physical football. Poinciana is a tough place to play and we must come ready with great attitude and toughness. We need to control the line of scrimmage and stop the run.ŽNext week, Eustis will travel to South Lake for a battle between south and north Lake County rivals in a game that could impact the playoff chances for both teams. OCALA VANGUARD (5-0) at LEESBURG (0-4)7 p.m.Coming off an open week following a rough start to the season, Lees-burg jumps back into the fray with a monumental task as the Yellow Jack-ets host the third-ranked Class 6A team in the state in district opponent Vanguard.Leesburg lost its Class 6A-District 5 opener 49-13 to Ocala Forest before having a bye week last week. For the season the Yellow Jackets have been outscored 183-52 with their closest game being a 29-6 loss to Orange City University.Vanguard, meanwhile, has outscored its five opponents 156-54 and is coming off a 41-13 win over South Lake in Groveland last week. The Knights are ranked as the 30th best team in the state in all classifications by MaxPreps. Leesburg is ranked 480th.Turnovers have killed Leesburg throughout the early part of the schedule and have kept the Yellow Jackets from establishing a rhythm on offense.Senior Jatavian Solo-mon leads Leesburg with 174 yards rushing and a touchdown on 22 carries, averaging 7.9 yards per carry. The Yellow Jackets were held to 6 yards rushing on 22 carries in the loss to Forest.Senior quarterback A.J. Graham has thrown for 460 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 55 percent of his passes this season. Graham threw for 261 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the loss to Forest.Next week Leesburg takes a break from district play for a rivalry game at Tavares. SANTA FE CATHOLIC (2-3) at MOUNT DORA CHRISTIAN (1-3)7 p.m.After starting the season with three straight losses against tough competition, Mount Dora Christian Academy dived into its Sunshine State Athletic Conference schedule last week and produced a resound-ing 57-7 win over Ocala Christian.In addition to the big offensive output, MDCA also held Ocala Christian to 67 yards rushing and zero yards passing.That win leaves the Bulldogs (1-0) and Bishop McLauglin (2-0) as the only undefeated teams in the Orange Division.MDCA looks to take another step toward the SSAC playoffs when it hosts Santa Fe Catholic in the Bulldogs first home-coming game. Santa Fe Catholic comes into the game with a 1-1 record in the Orange Division with a win over Seven Rivers Christian and a loss to Bishop McLaughlin.MDCA defeated Santa Fe Catholic 35-20 last season in Lakeland on the way to completing an undefeated regular season.After this weeks game, the Bulldogs will go on the road for back-toback Orange Division games, at Seven Rivers Christian on Oct. 5 and at Bishop McLaughlin on Oct. 12. EAST RIDGE (0-4) at LAKE MINNEOLA (3-2)7 p.m.Last week, Lake Minneola beat Winter Park Lake Howell 28-0 and East Ridge lost to Ocoee 22-14 in a pair of Class 7A-District 4 games.Last year, East Ridge beat Lake Minneola 45-12.This is a Class 7A-District 4 game.After scoring 33 points in a season-opening 35-33 loss to Mount Dora, East Ridge has struggled to put points on the scoreboard. The Knights have scored 45 points in their last three games, while giving up 94.The Knights are averaging 238.8 yards per game and have been remarkably balanced between their running and passing games „ 119.5 yards on the ground and 199.3 through the air.East Ridge coach Jason Robinson said the Knights, despite their struggles this season, are looking forward to facing the Hawks, one of East Ridges two biggest rivals, with South Lake being the other.Its Minneola week,Ž Robinson said. Thats all that needs to be said.ŽOn the other sideline, Lake Minneola coach Walter Banks downplays the rivalry factor.I think all that rivalry stuff is for the fans,Ž Banks said. Weve prepared for East Ridge just like we have for every team weve played this season. We have worked on correcting the mis-takes we made last week; we played well, but we still made a lot of mistakes. For us, this is just another game on the schedule.ŽIn last weeks win against the Silver Hawks, Lake Minneola running back Chase Meinhart ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Trent Logan caught five passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.Next week, Lake Min-neola will have a bye week before hosting Orlando Edgewater on Oct. 12 in a Class 7A-4 game. East Ridge will host Oviedo Hagerty next week in a district clash. SOUTH LAKE (2-2) at OCALA LAKE WEIR (3-2)7:30 p.m.Last week, South Lake lost to Ocala Vanguard 41-13 and Ocala Lake Weir lost to Gainesville 62-27.Last year, Lake Weir beat South Lake 46-28.This is a Class 6A-Dis-trict 5 game.South Lake continues to look for ways to spark its offense after losing running back Kelley Joiner with a broken leg. Freshman Wyatt Watson has performed admirably, including running for 102 yards against Vanguard. Despite playing only spo-radically in the Eagles first three games, Watson is second on the team in rushing with 174 yards.Lake Weir is a very talented team,Ž said South Lake coach Mark Woolum. We are still overcoming injuries and counting on some young guys to continue to step up and fill the void. Weve had a great week of prac-tice and we are excited about the challenge on Friday.Ž Lake Weir quarterback Deiontate Simpkins has thrown for 1,276 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has also run for 213 yards and four touchdowns. Brian Dillard (28 catches, 721 yards) has been Simpkins favorite target this season. Zian King is the Hurricanes leading runner with 588 yards, good for an aver-age of 8.9 yards per carry.INTERLACHEN (1-3) at UMATILLA (0-5)7 p.m.Last week, Umatilla lost to Wildwood 54-7 and Interlachen lost to Crescent City 48-12.Last year, Interlachen beat Umatilla 52-15.This is a Class 4A-Region 2 contest.Umatillas struggles continued in last weeks loss to Wildwood. The Bulldogs fell behind 40-0 in the first half before scoring „ Umatillas first points in its last 11 quar-ters „ and trailed 47-7 at halftime. Umatilla managed only 96 yards of total offense against the Wildcats.Despite its record, Interlachen would be a playoff team if the postseason began this week. After being blanked 69-0 by Hawthorne in their season opener, the Rams hung 50 on Tallahassee St. John Paul II in a shut-out win. In three of its four games, Interlachen has given up at least 43 points.Despite its struggles in recent years „ Umatilla has a 1-23 record in its last 24 games, dating back to the start of the 2016 season „ the Bulldogs continue to attract solid crowds.Next week, Umatilla will play at The Villages in a Class 4A-2 contest. SOUTH SUMTER (2-3) at OCALA TRINITY CATHOLIC (4-1)7 p.m.With a 42-27 loss last week to Orlando Bishop Moore, South Sumter has dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season. Of course, it hasnt helped the Raiders that they have played two of the better teams in the state the past two weeks.And it doesnt figure to get much easier this week as they travel to Ocala to play a Trinity Catholic team that has been steadily climbing back to its former glory. After breezing to wins in their first four games of the season, the Class 3A Celtics stumbled last week in a 27-14 loss to Dunnellon.South Sumter has relied on a balanced attack this year, throwing for 715 yards and running for 714.South Sumter sophomore quarterback Garhett Miller has completed 44 of 75 passes for 684 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception. Millers top target has been senior Andra Hart, who has 24 catches for 377 yards with four touchdowns.The running game has been led by sophomore Trenton Taylor, who has gained 299 yards and scored six touchdowns on 51 carries. Sophomore Billy Wallace was South Sumters top runner in the loss to Bishop Moore, gaining 71 yards with one touchdown on six carries.Trinity Catholic relies on a strong ground game, with the Celtics having rushed for 1,110 yards and 13 touchdowns through five games. Senior Corey King has 590 yards and nine touchdowns while averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Senior quarterback King Redd has thrown for 549 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 38 percent of his passes. Tre Mobley has been Trinity Catho-lics top receiver with 14 catches for 393 yards and four touchdowns.South Sumter travels to Dunnellon next week. THE VILLAGES (4-0) at CRESCENT CITY (4-1)7 p.m.A year ago The Villages was tripped up by Crescent City at the end of a stretch that saw the Buffalo play three games in a week after the schedule was thrown into chaos by Hurricane Irma.With two losses in those three games, The Villages can point to that stretch as the reason for missing out on the playoffs by the slimmest of margins.Currently, the Buffalo are sitting in a strong position as far as the playoffs are concerned and The Villages wants to make sure there are no miscues this year.Riding a dominant defense with three shut-outs in four games, the Buffalo have yet to be really tested. That could change this week with a game that could be the toughest so far this season for The Villages.Crescent Citys only slipup came in a 33-15 loss to Jacksonville University Christian and since then the Raiders have bounced back with wins over Wildwood and Interlachen.Crescent City is very talented with a lot of team speed and they spread you out,Ž The Villages coach Richard Pettus said. Last year we let it get away from us and this is going to be our first real test.ŽWith a defense that held Lecanto to negative yards in a 35-0 victory last week, the Buffalos offense didnt have to do too much, but it did enough. Quarterback Mac Harris completed only two of his nine passes, but both went for touch-downs and the junior added another score on a 3-yard run.The running of Bryce Mellado and Corey Gold-wire has powered The Villages offense and Mellado has 379 yards and six touchdowns on 36 carries while Goldwire has 308 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries.Next week The Villages hosts Umatilla. WILDWOOD (2-3) at PIERSON TAYLOR (1-3)7 p.m.Last week, Wildwood beat Umatilla 54-7 and Pierson Taylor lost to Jacksonville University Christian 45-7.Last year, Wildwood beat Taylor 16-9.In last weeks win, Wildwood quarterback Nate Mikell completed 7 of 7 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns „ all in the first half. Marcus Niblack caught three passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. Niblack also returned a kickoff 87 yards for a score. In addi-tion, Rodney Mitchell contributed to the win.The first thing we have to do against Taylor is take care of the ball,Ž said Wildwood interim head coach J.B. Bynum. We didnt have a single turnover last week. Offensively, we have to continue to execute the offense at a high level. The running game has started to pick up some momentum, and we have to have that this week. Defensively, we have to bring the fight to them. They are going to do what they do.ŽBynum specifically pointed out that Taylor wide receiver/running back Jaden Reeves is a great athleteŽ and feels that stopping him will be a key for the Wildcats to be successful. Reeves has run for 493 yards and six touchdowns, and caught one pass „ a 71-yard touchdown reception. Reeves has 746 all-pur-pose yards.Next week, Wildwood will host Bronson in Class 1A-Region 4 contest.PREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMESEustis running back Rashon Scott leads the Panthers into a road game at Poinciana this week. [JOE OTT/CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Friday, September 28, 2018 | DailyCommercial.compostseason featuring 20-year-old Atlanta star Ronald Acuna Jr., Boston, the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs and possibly Los Angeles Dodgers, too.But much of the offsea-son will be spent analyzing historic changes.There were 40,196 strikeouts and 40,098 hits through Wednesday, and Ks exceeded hits over a full month for the first time in April, then again in June and September. Before this year, the previous low dif-ferential for a full month was in April 2017, when there were 138 more hits than strikeouts, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Strikeouts have set a record for the 11th consec-utive season, surpassing last years 40,104.The.248 big league bat-ting average is down seven percentage points from last year and a Steroids Era high of.271 in 1999, part of an all-or-nothing approach at the plate. And the.244 aver-age for left-handed hitters is the lowest since.242 in 1968, according to Elias, diminished by defensive shifts placing three infield-ers on the right side.No wonder batters swing for the fences.Years ago, if a player had more strikeouts than hits, they didnt get out of Class A ball, said Dan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, who went on to suggest his solution. Ted Williams had some good ideas: three balls and you go to first base; make home plate smaller so you dont have to defend as much territory, Duquette said.Its something to consider, because, really, its an entertainment business, right? Thats what the fans want to see. Its a good place to start the dis-cussion. Who am I to argue with the greatest hitter that ever lived?The analytics revolution has metamorphosed this most traditional of sports. Innings per starting pitcher dropped from 5.89 in 2012 to 5.38 this year and pitches per start from 95 to 88 over the same period, according to Sports Info Solutions.Pitchers per game for both teams rose from 7.68 to 8.34 over that span, according to Major League Baseball, with average fastball velocity increasing from 91.6 mph to 92.8 mph over the past six years, according to Sports Info. OFFENSEFrom Page B1Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant.As a result, Ryan Tannehill ranks third in the NFL in yards per attempt, and the Dolphins this week have a chance at their first 4-0 start since 1995.Tannehill loves Amen-dolas contribution to the offense, and his willing-ness to work between the hash marks.Its huge, Tannehill said. To have the confi-dence and the bravery I dont know the politically correct word to use here to stand in there and make those catches in tight windows, knowing that youre going to take some punishment after-ward, is huge. Some guys cant do it, but if you look at Danny, hes a guy who has done it for his whole career and continues to do it. So, yes, its awesome to have. It definitely keeps the chains moving for us.Miami coach Adam Gase wanted to improve the culture of his team after going 6-10 last year. So the Dolphins parted with high-maintenance receiver Jarvis Landry and signed Amendola to a $12 million, two-year deal.With 13 postseason games and two Super Bowl rings on his resume, Amendola has brought to Miami the anticipated intangibles, Gase said.Just seeing him every day in meetings doing things the way that he does them, and the intensity that he brings, and everything he does has been great for our guys to witness, Gase said. He has been a posi-tive influence. Stills agreed.It takes a lot of heart and courage to go across the middle and take some of the hits he has taken throughout his career, Stills said. That energizes a group. It makes our group stronger. Thats a high bar he sets for the rest of us.If it annoys Amendola that the Patriots didnt re-sign him, hes wont say so. Instead, he said his years with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pro-vided a lasting education.Some of the things I learned there Ill carry with me forever, Amen-dola said. What Ive learned most is how to prepare for a game, what goes into the weekly rou-tine leading into a game. Im just using my prepa-ration skills against them now.When asked if Dolphins coaches picked his brain this week about the Patri-ots system, Amendola said: Theyre smart.Amendolas smart, too, and knows better than to gloat about the struggling Patriots (1-2) trailing his new team in the AFC East standings.Its early in the season, he said. Every-body in the whole league is trying to figure some things out and trying to get moving, including us.The Dolphins have already figured out they can get moving by throw-ing over the middle to Amendola. DOLPHINSFrom Page B1Miami Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola is shown in action against the New York Jets on Sept. 16 in East Rutherford, N.J. For any New England Patriots wanting to say hello Sunday to former teammate Danny Amendola, theyre most likely to nd him running over the middle. [BRAD PENNER/AP PHOTO, FILE] hard to blame Pettus for not wanting to alter his players daily routine.Because he knows all too well how quickly a postseason berth can disappear. Last season the first year that PPR was used to determine and seed play-off teams the Buffalo clung to a playoff berth entering the final week of the regular season. How-ever, a loss to Orlando First Academy coupled with a midseason loss to Pierson Taylor the second of three games played in an eight-day span due to Hurricane Irma cost The Villages a postseason bid.On the final night of the regular season, Keystone Heights beat Taylor and ended the season with a PPR of 32.00.The Villages ended the season with a PPR of 31.90.One of the hardest things Ive ever had to do as a football coach was meeting with our players last year after the final rankings came out and tell them we didnt get in, Pettus said. It taught us a very valuable lesson, and that is that every game, not where it is on the schedule, is important.The Buffalo are one of three teams in Lake and Sumter counties who would earn playoff bids if the postseason began Friday. Mount Dora fifth in Class 4A-Region 2 and South Lake fifth in Class 6A-Region 2 also would get an opening-round playoff game.Of the three, Mount Doras PPR might be the most surprising. The Hurricanes (2-3) have lost three in a row, including last weeks 45-42 thriller to rival Eustis.However, Mount Dora has benefitted from its early season strength of schedule.The Hurricanes have played three schools with winning records Ocala Trinity Catholic (4-1), Eustis (3-2) and Ocala Forest (3-2). In addi-tion, since Eustis, Ocala Trinity Catholic, Ocala Forest reached the post-season in 2016 part of the previous two-year scheduling cycle (2015 and 2016), a criteria that factors into the PPR Mount Dora earned three bonus points for each game.Like Pettus, Mount Dora coach Frank Scott refuses to overplay the importance to the initial rankings.Were certainly not celebrating, because weve lost our last three games, Scott said. It is, however, motivat-ing to know we still have a good shot if we put a good second half of the season together. We are telling our players that our destiny is still in our hands.All our goals are still in reach despite what has happened in the last three games.In Class 6A, South Lake is one of four schools from District 5 in the running for postseason bids. The Eagles enter this week with a 2-2 record and sport a 40.25 PPR.South Lake has played two Category 1 teams programs who have who have won at least 80 per-cent of their games so far this season. Despite losing both games to Crystal River and Ocala Vanguard each game was worth 38 points.It is way too early for us to start thinking about the playoffs, South Lake coach Mark Woolum said. We actu-ally havent talked in the locker room about it. We have said all along that every game is a playoff game, because every win, and every loss, counts towards the playoffs.And while The Villages, Mount Dora and South Lake are the only area teams in line for playoff bids based on the first set of rankings, the FHSAA will provide updated PPR each week between now and end of the regular season. The final rankings which will determine who moves on and who goes home will be released Nov. 4In Class 7A-Region 1, Lake Minneola (37.80 PPR) currently sits in ninth place, one spot out of the playoffs. In Class 5A-Region 4, Eustis (35.00) and Tavares (34.60) are on the out-side looking in, but with games against state pow-erhouses Orlando Jones and Orlando Bishop Moore looming, neither can be counted out.South Sumter (34.40) is eighth in Class 4A-Region 2, two positions out of the postseason, and Wildwood (35.60) is seventh in Class 1A-Region 4. POSITIONFrom Page B1has been called Captain America because of his fist-pumping, ear-cup-ping, finger-shushing bravado. The best way to do that is go out and have some fun and try to play some good golf and do it the right way. And any time you get to tee it up with Big Cat, its always fun.They play against British Open champion Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood.Missing from the American lineup is Phil Mickelson, who will sit out the opening session for the first time since his Ryder Cup debut in 1995.Bjorn has five Ryder Cup rookies on his side, and four of them will be walking to that first tee to hit a shot before a grandstand that looks like it belongs at a football stadium, 72 feet high with a capacity of 6,928, unheard of for a golf tournament.That starts with Rahm, the latest Spaniard who brings a big game and big emotion to an event that means so much to all of Europe. He will be with Rose, who has played effectively with Henrik Stenson the last two Ryder Cups.Both captains delivered the same message: Their teams are so strong that they had loads of options and tough choices on whom to sit. Another session of foursomes follow this afternoon, and neither was willing to guarantee that everyone will have played by the end of the day.Bjorn said he would accept a split of the morning matches considering he has four rookies playing, though he hopes for more.Youd like to be ahead after any session, but when I look at these matches, they could be as tight as anything, all four of them, and its impos-sible for me to predict whats going to happen, Bjorn said.What would surprise me? he added. I think I learned to not expect anything but surprises in this. It would surprise me if its quiet on the first tee.Pressure is unlike any other event in golf, with 28 matches held over three days, relentless action before partisan cheering. It started during the opening ceremony, where Woods received the loudest ovation, and even chants of Tiger, Tiger were overpower-ing chants of USA. Not long after winning two years ago at Hazel-tine, the Americans were reminded they havent won on European soil since The Belfry in 1993, the year three of its play-ers Spieth, Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau were born. Woods was still in high school.That doesnt mean Europe can play without care. Still stinging is the rude treatment, endless cheering and the champagne celebration for the Americans two years ago. Europe has lost only three times over the last 25 years.I look at the U.S. and guys probably have a habit of putting too much pressure on ourselves here because its been 25 years, Furyk said. Europes putting pressure on themselves because we brought the cup over from the United States. Playing at home is wonderful for the fans. Its a beautiful thing. But it adds some pressure. CUPFrom Page B1 The Villages Mac Harris (2) tries to evade a Lecanto defender last week in The Villages. [PAUL RYAN/CORRESPONDENT]By Steve ReedThe Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Eric Reids return to the NFL created a buzz around the league on Thursday, six months after he filed a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL to prevent teams from signing him because of his participation in racial injustice protests during the national anthem alongside former San Francisco 49ers team-mate Colin Kaepernick.Some NFL players were excited about the 2013 Pro Bowl safety signing a one-year deal with the Panthers, but were quick to point out they believe Kaepernick should be back in the league as well.Kaepernick congratulated his Reid on Twitter saying Reid should have been signed the 1st day of free agency. ... He was the 1ST person 2 kneel along-side me. Eric is a social justice warrior, continues to support his family and communities in need.Browns running back Carlos Hyde, who played with Reid and Kaepernick in San Francisco, was stunned to hear his former teammate had been picked up by the Panthers.For real? Hyde said following Clevelands practice. Im so happy for him. Its been too long. I kind of felt like they was doing him the same way they were doing Kap, so its good to see E-Reid got signed and Kap should definitely be up next. It would be a real good thing then.Said Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, Its about time.As for Reid, who filed his grievance in May, he was mum during the hoopla on Thursday, declining comment through the Panthers and not weighing in on social media except to re-tweet Kaepernick.The 26-year-old Reid said in March that he doesnt plan to protest during the national anthem this season. The Panthers have a bye this week and next play at home on Oct. 7 against the New York Giants.Kaepernick, who filed his grievance in October 2017 and remains a free agent, began protesting racial and social injustice during the 2016 preseason by kneeling during the national anthem. Reid later joined the quarterback. After that other players around the league joined in, much to the displea-sure of President Trump, who Tweeted at players to Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!That sparked a polar-izing political debate that divided some NFL fans.Eric Reid signs with Panthers, back in NFL after protests

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E„Hernandez(12).LOB„Philadelphia10, Colorado6.2B„Santana(28),Cozens(1), Kingery(23),Blackmon(30),Arenado(37), Gonzalez(31).3B„Dahl(3).HR„Bautista (13),offSenzatelaSantana(24),off OttavinoDahl(14),offArrietaStory(35),off A rrietaParra(6),offHunter.RBIs„Bautista (48),Santana2(85),Dahl2(44),Story (105),Parra(53).SB„Cozens(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia6(Hoskins,Santana,Knapp, A rrieta2,Florimon)Colorado4(Story, Gonzalez,Desmond2).RISP„Philadelphia1 f or11Colorado1for6. Runnersmovedup„LeMahieu. PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA A rrieta,L,10-1166 3313103 3.96 Hunter.13 220010 3.88 Neshek.20 00008 2.59 Loup.1000002 4.62 Neris.20 00014 5.32 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA S enzatela4.25 113495 4.38 Oberg,W,8-11.10 000313 2.51 Oh,H,2111000221 2.65 Ottavino11 221329 2.47 Davis,S,42-4811 000217 4.20 Inheritedrunners-scored„Neshek1-0, Oberg2-0.HBP„Ottavino(Hoskins).WP„ A rrieta.PB„Knapp(6). Umpires„Home,JimReynoldsFirst,Mark WegnerSecond,JohnTumpaneThird,Todd T ichenor. T „3:06.A„36,448(50,398). Y ANKEES12,RAYS1NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnercf432110.239 J udgerf200201.278 Bird1b100000.195 V oit1b323210.319 T orreyes3b100000.286 S tantonlf332221.262 W alker3b400002.217 W aderf100001.175 A ndujardh412300.296 a-Higashiokaph-dh100000.171 T orres2b511001.274 Rominec411103.244 Hechavarriass412001.250 T OTALS37121311410 T AMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. S mithcf400000.291 Phamlf300013.273 W endle3b301001.300 V elazquez3b100001.286 Crondh411102.255 Lowe2b400001.239 A damesss300001.268 Bauers1b200001.197 Gomezrf300001.210 S ucrec200001.212 T OTALS29121112 NEWYORK400304001„12130 T AMPABAY000000100„120 a-”iedoutforAndujarinthe9th. LOB„NewYork4,TampaBay4.2B„Gardner (20),Voit(5).3B„Gardner(7).HR„Andujar (27),offSchultzVoit(13),offKittredge Stanton(36),offKittredgeStanton(37),off MilnerCron(29),offCessa.RBIs„Gardner (45),Judge2(66),Voit2(33),Stanton2 (97),Andujar3(90),Romine(41),Cron(72). S B„Gardner(16).SF„Judge2. Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork3 (Stanton,Andujar2)TampaBay1(Wendle). RISP„NewYork3for9TampaBay0for1. Runnersmovedup„Walker.GIDP„Torres. DP„TampaBay1(Wendle,Lowe,Bauers). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA S abathia,W,9-751 000555 3.65 Cessa31 110542 4.67 Loaisiga10 001221 5.56 T AMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA S chultz,L,2-2.22 442232 5.64 Pruitt3.15 331250 4.75 Kittredge25 440235 7.75 Hu10000114 4.15 Wood10001121 3.57 Milner11 110220 7.71 Sabathiapitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Cessa1-0.HBP„ Sabathia2(Bauers,Sucre).WP„Schultz, Cessa.PB„Sucre(6). Umpires„Home,VicCarapazzaFirst,Jerry LayneSecond,JordanBakerThird,Greg Gibson. T„2:49.A„12,349(42,735).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Betts,Boston,126; Lindor,Cleveland,125;Martinez,Boston,109;Ramirez, Cleveland,107;Bregman, Houston,104;Benintendi, Boston,102;Springer,Houston,100;Trout,LosAngeles, 99;Chapman,Oakland,98; Stanton,NewYork,98. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 127;Davis,Oakland,121; Encarnacion,Cleveland, 105;Ramirez,Cleveland, 104;Bregman,Houston, 103;Bogaerts,Boston,100; Cruz,Seattle,96;Lowrie, Oakland,96;Stanton,New York,95;Gallo,Texas,92. HITS: Merri“eld,Kansas City,186;Martinez,Boston, 185;Castellanos,Detroit, 181;Lindor,Cleveland,180; Betts,Boston,178;Segura, Seattle,175;Brantley, Cleveland,173;Bregman, Houston,169;Haniger, Seattle,166;Altuve,Houston,165. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,51;Betts,Boston,47; Castellanos,Detroit,45; Bogaerts,Boston,44;Andujar,NewYork,43;Chapman, Oakland,42;Lindor,Cleveland,42;Merri“eld,Kansas City,42;Piscotty,Oakland, 41;Benintendi,Boston,40. TRIPLES: Kiermaier,Tampa Bay,9;Smith,TampaBay, 9;Sanchez,Chicago,9; Gordon,Seattle,7;Hernandez,Toronto,7;Span, Seattle,7;7tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Davis, Oakland,47;Martinez, Boston,42;Gallo,Texas, 40;Ramirez,Cleveland, 38;Trout,LosAngeles,38; Cruz,Seattle,37;Lindor, Cleveland,37;Stanton,New York,35;Betts,Boston,32; Encarnacion,Cleveland,32. PITCHING: Snell,Tampa Bay,21-5;Kluber,Cleveland,20-7;Severino,New York,19-8;Porcello,Boston, 17-7;Carrasco,Cleveland, 16-10;Happ,NewYork, 16-6;Price,Boston,16-7; Verlander,Houston,16-9;3 tiedat15. ERA: Snell,TampaBay, 1.90;Bauer,Cleveland, 2.26;Verlander,Houston, 2.60;Kluber,Cleveland, 2.83;Cole,Houston,2.92; Clevinger,Cleveland, 3.07;Morton,Houston, 3.18;Fiers,Oakland,3.31; Severino,NewYork,3.39; Carrasco,Cleveland,3.42. STRIKEOUTS: Verlander, Houston,280;Cole,Houston,272;Sale,Boston,237; Carrasco,Cleveland,225; Severino,NewYork,220; Bauer,Cleveland,219; Kluber,Cleveland,216; Snell,TampaBay,211; Clevinger,Cleveland,202; Paxton,Seattle,199. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado, 115;Yelich,Milwaukee,112; Carpenter,St.Louis,108; Albies,Atlanta,104;Harper, Washington,101;Turner, Washington,101;Arenado,Colorado,100;Baez, Chicago,98;Goldschmidt, Arizona,95;Freeman, Atlanta,94. RBI: Baez,Chicago,111; Aguilar,Milwaukee,105; Arenado,Colorado,105; Story,Colorado,105;Yelich, Milwaukee,104;Suarez, Cincinnati,101;Harper, Washington,100;Rizzo,Chicago,97;Freeman,Atlanta, 95;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 94. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta, 187;Markakis,Atlanta,184; Gennett,Cincinnati,181; Peraza,Cincinnati,181; Yelich,Milwaukee,181; Blackmon,Colorado,175; Turner,Washington,175; Baez,Chicago,172;3tied at170. DOUBLES: Markakis, Atlanta,43;Rendon,Washington,43;Story,Colorado, 42;Carpenter,St.Louis, 41;Freeman,Atlanta,41; Albies,Atlanta,39;Baez, Chicago,38;Arenado, Colorado,37;Cabrera, Philadelphia,36;Hoskins, Philadelphia,36. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,12;Baez,Chicago, 9;Desmond,Colorado,8; Hamilton,Cincinnati,8; Nimmo,NewYork,8;Rosario,NewYork,8;CTaylor, LosAngeles,8;4tiedat7. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St. Louis,36;Story,Colorado, 35;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 34;Arenado,Colorado, 34;Baez,Chicago,34; Harper,Washington,34; Goldschmidt,Arizona,33; Hoskins,Philadelphia,33; Muncy,LosAngeles,33; Yelich,Milwaukee,33. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,18-7;Lester, Chicago,17-6;Mikolas, St.Louis,17-4;Freeland, Colorado,16-7;Nola, Philadelphia,16-6;Chacin, Milwaukee,15-8;Greinke, Arizona,15-11;4tiedat14. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.70;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.46;Scherzer,Washington, 2.53;Freeland,Colorado, 2.84;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.88;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.94;Williams,Pittsburgh, 3.04;Taillon,Pittsburgh, 3.16;Greinke,Arizona,3.21; Corbin,Arizona,3.23. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,300;deGrom, NewYork,269;Corbin, Arizona,242;Marquez, Colorado,221;Nola, Philadelphia,216;Greinke, Arizona,199;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,193.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRockies5,Phillies3: DavidDahl homeredforthefourthstraight game,andtheColoradoRockies openedaone-gameNLWestlead overtheLosAngelesDodgerswitha victoryoverthePhiladelphiaPhillies thatextendedtheirwinningstreak toseven.TrevorStoryandGerardo ParraalsowentdeepfortheRockies (89-70),whomatchedtheirlosing winningstreakthisseason.Dahlhit arun-scoringtripleand“nishedthe four-gamesweepwitheighthitsand 11RBIs.Tryingforthe“rstNLWest titleinteamhistory,Coloradocloses athomewiththreegamesagainst Washingtonandalreadyisassured itswinningestseasonsincegoing 92-70in2009.Thesecond-place Dodgers(88-71)alsoareonegame aheadofSt.Louis(87-72)forthe secondNLwild-cardberthand“nish withathree-gameseriesagainstthe SanFranciscoGiants. Yankees12,Rays1: MiguelAndujar andLukeVoitwentdeepforthe Yankees,whoensuredtheirwinningestseasonsincegoing103-59 enroutetothe2009WorldSeries titleandmovedtwogamesahead ofOakland(96-63)forhostingthe Oct.3wild-cardgame.CCSabathia wasejectedinthesixthinningfor hittingJesusSucreonaleginretalia tionforTampaBayrelieverAndrew Kittredgethrowingapitchbehind AustinRomine. LATE AtlantaatN.Y.Mets PittsburghatChicagoCubs DetroitatMinnesota ClevelandatKansasCity TexasatSeattle POSTPONED HoustonatBaltimoreTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisWainwright(R)2-34.084-31-017.14.15 ChicagoHendricks(R)2:20p13-113.4917-152-121.11.69 PittsburghKingham(R)5-75.235-90-27.19.82 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)6:40p7-74.9111-90-315.17.04 AtlantaGausman(R)10-103.9313-171-116.25.40 PhiladelphiaEickhoff(R)7:05p0-09.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiUrena(R)8-124.0711-193-017.01.06 NewYorkOswalt(R)7:10p3-36.084-70-110.23.38 WashingtonRoss(R)0-13.751-20-112.03.75 ColoradoFreeland(L)8:10p16-72.8422-102-020.02.25 ArizonaCorbin(L)11-73.2317-150-215.15.87 SanDiegoLauer(L)10:10p6-74.608-141-014.01.93 LosAngelesRyu(L)6-32.009-52-118.01.50 SanFrancisco Bumgarner(L)10:15p6-63.209-111-118.04.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoLopez(R)7-93.9413-182-020.00.45 MinnesotaBerrios(R)2:10p11-113.9315-160-117.24.08 HoustonVerlander(R)16-92.6020-132-020.01.35 BaltimoreRamirez(R)7:05p1-76.073-80-312.110.22 NewYorkHapp(L)16-63.5720-101-017.00.53 BostonJohnson(L)7:10p4-44.119-30-110.07.20 TorontoPannone(L)4-13.584-13-020.02.70 TampaBayGlasnow(R)7:10p2-74.234-61-219.02.37 ChicagoGiolito(R)10-125.8114-170-219.25.49 MinnesotaDeJong(R)8:10p0-13.861-20-111.23.86 ClevelandClevinger(R)12-83.0715-161-117.02.65 KansasCityKennedy(R)8:15p3-84.596-152-019.01.89 OaklandFiers(R)12-73.3121-91-116.02.81 LosAngelesBarria(R)10:07p10-93.5412-130-113.05.54 TexasPerez(L)2-66.134-100-115.06.60 SeattleLeBlanc(L)10:10p8-53.5516-100-215.13.52INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA DetroitZimmermann(R)7-84.3111-130-215.26.32 MilwaukeeDavies(R)8:10p2-74.654-80-214.03.86 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSept.28 1919: Intheshortestnine-inninggameinmajorleague history,51minutes,theNewYorkGiantsbeatthe PhiladelphiaPhillies6-1. 1920: Agrandjuryindictedeightmembersofthe ChicagoWhiteSoxonchargesof“xingthe1919World SeriesintheBlackSoxScandal.Ž 1938: GabbyHartnetthithisfamousHomerinthe GloaminŽintheninthinningagainstMaceBrownto givetheChicagoCubsa6-5victory,theirninthstraight, atWrigleyField.Itwasakeytriumphenroutetothe CubsNLpennant. 1941: TedWilliamswent6-for-8inadoubleheader againstthePhiladelphiaAsto“nishtheseasonwitha .406average.Noplayerhasbatted.400since. 1951: AllieReynoldspitchedhissecondno-hitterofthe seasonastheNewYorkYankeesdefeatedtheBoston RedSox,8-0,intheopenerofadoubleheader.The YankeesclinchedtheALpennantwithan11-3victory inthenightcap. 1960: TedWilliamshomeredinhis“nalmajorleague plateappearance,againstBaltimoresJackFisher.Williamsdidnottakeacurtaincall,buthetrottedoutto left“eldintheninthandwasreplacedimmediatelyby CarrollHardyandretiredtoastandingovation.Itwas Williams521stcareerhomerun.TheRedSoxrallied fortworunsintheninthfora5-4victory. 1974: NolanRyanpitchedhisthirdofsevencareer no-hitters,strikingout15battersandbeatingtheMinnesotaTwins,4-0,atAnaheimStadium.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston19,Baltimore3,1stgame Toronto3,Houston1 Baltimore10,Boston3,2ndgame TampaBay8,N.Y.Yankees7 Cleveland10,ChicagoWhiteSox2 Minnesota11,Detroit4 L.A.Angels3,Texas2 Oakland9,Seattle3 NationalLeague Washington9,Miami3,7innings Milwaukee2,St.Louis1 N.Y.Mets3,Atlanta0 ChicagoCubs7,Pittsburgh6,10 innings Colorado14,Philadelphia0 Arizona7,L.A.Dodgers2 SanDiego3,SanFrancisco2 Interleague KansasCity6,Cincinnati1 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatBoston,1:05p.m. TorontoatTampaBay,6:10p.m. HoustonatBaltimore,7:05p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota, 7:10p.m. ClevelandatKansasCity,7:15p.m. OaklandatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m. TexasatSeattle,9:10p.m. NationalLeague St.LouisatChicagoCubs,1:05p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanFrancisco,4:05 p.m. PittsburghatCincinnati,4:10p.m. AtlantaatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. MiamiatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. WashingtonatColorado,8:10p.m. ArizonaatSanDiego,8:40p.m. Interleague DetroitatMilwaukee,7:10p.m.MLBCALENDAROct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeries start. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. Nov.8-15: All-StartourofJapan. Nov.14-15: Ownersmeetings,Atlanta. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos134515126178.346 JMartinezBos147560109185.330 AltuveHou13452584165.314 TroutLAA13746399145.313 BrantleyCle14055988173.309 SeguraSea14157790175.303 Merri“eldKC15461487186.303 WendleTB13748060144.300 CastellanosDet15360485181.300 AndujarNYY14656080166.296 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. YelichMil143563112181.321 GennettCin15357986181.313 CainMil13752287162.310 ZobristChC13443564135.310 RendonWas13351787160.309 FFreemanAtl15860794187.308 MartinezStL14952362160.306 MarkakisAtl15861177184.301 DickersonPit13349665148.298 DPeraltaAri14455075163.296 ThroughearlygamesonSept.27 ColoradoRockiesrelieverWadeDavisiscongratulatedbyteammatesafterThursdays winagainstthePhiladelphiaPhilliesinDenver.TheRockiessweptthePhilliestotake aone-gameleadintheNLWest.[DAVIDZALUBOWSKI/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


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PAGE 21 | Friday, September 28, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: My son's well-used Corolla is making a clicking noise when he makes a U-turn, more so on sharp left turns. Any idea why? I looked underneath to see if something was loose and there is a lot of grease just behind the left front wheel. Could this be related? „ Eric S. A: Eric, its sounds like the Corolla's outer CV (constant velocity) grease boot has failed, and the flexible drive joint within has worn excessively. Let's take a look at how these parts work, then plan a course of action. Front wheel drive vehicles use two CV joints on each drive axle, inner and outer. These are more sophisticated than the simple u-joints used on a rear wheel drive vehicle's drive shaft. The inner CV joint provides plunging capability plus some angular change. This allows the axle to change length and angle as the suspension compresses and extends, relative to the transaxle. The outer CV joint allows significant angular changes so the wheels can turn sharp in addition to suspension movement. Both CV joints are sealed within flexible rubber boots and contain grease to lubricate the close-tolerance needle bearings or balls and races. Over time the bellows-like rubber boots, particularly the outer, flex one time too many and develop splits or tears. Grease slings out, and dirt and water enter, greatly accelerating CV joint wear. A worn inner CV joint often makes a clunking noise during starts and stops, and a faulty outer joint can make a noise like you've described during turns. If the noise has just recently surfaced, the car is likely safe to drive in this condition, but as the joint wears further, vibration will occur and will likely become unbearable. Catching a boot failure early (it's wise to inspect them at each oil change) and renewing the boot promptly can prevent joint damage. Renewing boots requires axle removal, and unless the failure just occurred during dry weather, the joint should be fully disassembled, cleaned, inspected and re-greased. I'm not much of a fan of glue-together split-boots, other than as a temporary measure. They're a time saver, but not removing the shaft and servicing the joint will work against you long term. Thanks to the proliferation of inexpensive remanufactured and/or new parts, it's usually more cost effective and quicker to renew the entire drive axle rather than replace the worn joint and boot, and in some cases even just a boot. Replacing the axle typically requires separation of the lower ball joint or strut and removal of the big nut in the center of the wheel hub. Disconnection of the sway bar and outer steering tie rod may also be necessary. The hub and brake assembly can then be tilted outward enough to sneak the old axle out and new one in. It's important to note the manufacturer's recommendations on nut replacement and tightening UNDER THE HOODClicking a telltale sign of CV grease boot failure Kia crossover is short on exterior style but long on valueBy Charles FlemingTribune News ServiceThe South Korean car company Kia took the "sport" in sport utility vehicle and turned it into "Sportage" „ a word that, as far as I can determine, represents no known thing in any known language.In the Kia lineup, it represents a perky, personable crossover vehicle that is short on style but long on value.Driven by a 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, this lightweight SUV also features available allwheel drive with a locking differential.Snappy around town, if a little sluggish at freeway speeds, the Sportage is capable of turning into an off-road vehicle with the flick of a switch. On some dirt and gravel roads around Morro Bay, Calif., the car's 19-inch wheels felt sure-footed and agile.Driving modes include sporty and economical choices. Though there were only subtle differences between the two, I found the throttle a little twitchy in sport mode „ as if the car were a little too eager to show off its turbo power.On the highway, though, that jumpiness smoothed out. I also found that switch-ing to the economy mode didn't diminish the driving pleasure much. While that did improve the gas mileage by about 10 percent, it wasn't enough to get the fuel economy above 24.5 miles per gallon, far below what an economical car should be able to offer.I also appreciated the fact that the car stayed in its drive mode setting between drives, and didn't require resetting every time the Kia was started anew.I was a little disappointed to discover that the cruise control was just a regular, old-fashioned cruise control. It offered none of the adaptive cruise control fea-tures that are standard on almost all Honda and Toyota vehicles, such as emergency braking and forward colli-sion mitigation.Though the Sportage boasts "autonomous emer-gency braking" as a standard performance feature, I never felt it kick in.Kia offers the Sportage in LX, EX and SX trim levels. The SX is fitted with the turbo and the other versions with a slightly larger, but less powerful, fourcylinder engine. All three models come in both front-wheeland all-wheel-drive formats.The leather-clad interior on this SX trim featured a very good Harman Kardon sound system and an effec-tive HVAC system, with front seat ventilation that was superior to that of many cars in this class. (This feature was welcome after a midday hike in triple-digit temperatures. I admit I did not test the front seat heat-ers or heated steering wheel under the same conditions.)Visibility was excellent, and the huge sunroof „ optional on the EX and standard on the SX „ opened with the push of a single button. The touch-screen entertainment and naviga-tion screen was intuitive and effective.Perky and personableBy Jamie L. LareauTribune News ServiceCar entrapment happens more often and more easily than most people think and it can be deadly. That's why it is crucial to know how to escape.Even a parked car poses many safety risks, said Byron Bloch, an auto safety expert and frequent expert witness based in Potomac, Maryland.Cleveland resident Peter Pyros recently learned as much the hard way, when he was stuck for 14 hours in his Cadillac roadster after the car's electrical system failed and he couldn't figure out how to get out.Bloch has consulted on and testified in hundreds of auto safety cases over a 40-year career. Among vehicles' dangers:€Storage compartments in many large SUVs are big enough that a small child could fit inside and get trapped. In a case Bloch worked on a decade or so ago, he said, a toddler died of suf-focation while trapped inside a storage compartment.€"In accidents, car doors can be jammed," he said. "You can be trapped if it goes off the road into water and becomes submerged. So many vehicles have electric windows, and if you lose the power to your electric win-dows, it's very difficult to get out of a submerged car."€Trunk entrapment is a major safety issue beyond TV drama kidnappings. A child playing, for example, can get trapped.Here are some tips for what people should do in the event that they are trapped in a car: Don't panicThe first key to getting out of a car alive is to arm your-self with knowledge so that you don't panic. Study the owner's manual to know where any emer-gency handles for escape are located, said Bloch. Be sure every family member who uses the car knows where they are, he said.Next, he said, go through the owner's manual and find out whether there's a reserve for the electrical system that will unlock the doors or win-dows if the engine fails.Keep a charged cellphone on you. Bloch and AAA recommend checking the battery charge on the key fob every two to three years. AAA said to not expose a keyless-entry remote or smart key to harsh elements especially water. And, obtain a spare key and store it in a safe location for emer-gency use only.Heres how to get out alive if you get trapped in a carCar entrapment happens more often and more easily than most people think and it can be deadly. [NIKOLAI SOROKIN/DREAMSTIME/TNS] The 2018 Kia Sportage features a 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 237 horsepower and 260 pound -feet of torque. [KIA MOTORS AMERICA] Brad BergholdtSee CLICKING, C2 See KIA, C2 See TRAPPED, C2


C2 Friday, September 28, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDID YOU KNOW Powered By Researchers found that, on average, depreciation makes up almost 40 percent of the cost of owning a new vehicle (more than $3,000 per year). AUTOMOTIVE By Greg Zyla More Content NowEntry price: $36,870 Price as tested: $49,499 This week, we drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander, delivered with hybrid mechanicals in top class Limited Platinum dress. With a powerful V6 under the hood and a 3,500 lb. tow capacity, this popular SUV Hybrid leaves others in the dust when it comes to acceleration, power and customer satisfaction. The Highlander Hybrids arent cheap, and they escalate quickly in the second through fourth trims of dress. The entry LE starts at $36,870, while the more amenities based XLE pushes the price to $41,970. Next is the Limited at $45,360, while our top ranked Limited Platinum begins at $48,280. The Limited models include just about every feature a luxurious Highlander offers and the only option our tester featured was a $224 carpeted floor mat addition. With $995 added for delivery, it brought the final tally to $49,499. My recommendation is to start with the XLE, which has a decent amount of standard features, and move up from there if you so decide. With room for seven, midsize Highlander continues to be one of Toyotas most popular and bestselling SUV vehicles. It boasts  recommended Ž ratings from just about every major consumer magazine and since its North America introduction in 2001 has been one of the most popular SUVs in America. Nowadays, it seems the biggest decision Toyota SUV consumers have to make is whether to buy a Highlander or its smaller sibling RAV4. Built in Princeton, Indiana, our Highlander is similar to the gas powered Highlanders as it provides appropriate room for seven passengers thanks to a third-row bench, the latter which comes standard on all Highlander Hybrids. Accesstothisthirdrowis notable, although adults may find things a bit tight. However, your kids and the pooch will love it. A total of nine Highlanders are available in 2018 counting the two Limited Hybrid models. Amongst them are five internal combustion gas powered Highlanders and four Hybrids. The entry five passenger gas powered LE starts at just $31,230 retail and comes with a 185-horse four cylinder and sixspeed automatic. Once you move up, the V6 couples to an eight-speed automatic which is standard across the V6 non-hybrid line all the way up to the most expensive Limited Platinum gas model, which starts at $46,260. Our Hybrid tester offers an Electric On Demand AWD system with intelligence, meaning the 4x4 unit starts working when tractionlosesgripatone of the four corners. All of the Hybrid models come standard with AWD and your dealer will gladly explain all extras, prices and specifications. Notable is the aforementioned 3.5-liter V6 engine, offering more power and acceleration while delivering very good fuel economy. Delivering a stout 295 horsepower and 263 lb. ft of torque, the fina l combined output with the electric assist is 306 horses while the fuel mileage is very good with 29 city and 27 highway the EPA estimates. Significant is the continued progress of Highlander to near LexusŽ esteem in both luxury and ride, especially when you get to the higher priced Limited and Limited Platinum models. „ Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now andGateHouseMedia. Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid [TOYOTA] Likes: V6 hybrid AWD combo, looks, good resale value, quality build. Dislikes: Third row seat snug for adults, power rear cargo hatch doesnt open high enough, Limited models expensive. A UTO BITSWhat does shortfall of truck drivers mean for economy? To truly understand the impact the trucking indust ry has on our economy, w alk into any business, retail shop or grocery store and take a look around. N early everything you see w as delivered there by a t ruck. In fact, according t o the American Trucking Associations Freight Transportation Forecast, 70 percent of all freight in the U.S. is handled by t rucks. It is awe-inspiring t o realize one industry has such an enormous impact on everything we do, p urchase and consume in our everyday lives. Quite simply, trucks keep America moving, and without t hem, America stops. Thats because 3.5 million professional drivers are always on t he job, working day and night to make the deliveries that keep our economy humming. But, its getting more and more difficult for the industry to keep up with demand. Theres a severe shortage of professional t ruck drivers on the road t oday, and its expected to get even worse. The ATA estimates that the industry w ill face a 175,000-driver shortfall by 2026.hy the A TA is partnering with Pilot Flying J, the largest network of travel centers in North America, to raise awareness of the profession and recruit new drivers. MoreContentNow In the event a person is trapped in a car, the first order of business most experts and instruction manuals recom-mend is to remain calm, even if the car is submerged in water. Then:€Check every door lock and window to see if one will open.€If you have a charged mobile phone, call for help.€Try to attract attention by pounding on the windows if people are around.€Honk the horn, if it works.€If you have paper and pen and there are people nearby, make a help sign. €If someone does approach the car, ask them to use the outside handles.€If those fail: Its time to break the window.Shattered glassEffectively breaking a cars window is a lot harder than it looks. And, it requires the right tool. A heavy flashlight or bat will not work, experts say. Only a pointed hammerlike product will do the trick.Dozens of emergency escape kits for sale contain glass-breaking devices and often seat-belt cutters that range in cost from a few dollars up to $50 or so. A six-in-one tool, for example, is about $50. It contains a seat-belt cutter, flashlight, emergency signal, car charger for any USB device, a portable power bank and a glass breaker.While there is not big demand for such products at auto parts stores, OReilly Auto Parts in Livonia, Mich., sells a two-in-one Emergency HammerŽ for $11.99, the store manager said.The person needs to know which window to break for escape, said Emery Weak, manager of Auto Value auto parts store on Plymouth Road in Livonia.You have to break your side windows, they are tem-pered. That means when they break they break into a million pieces and you can get out,Ž said Weak. The front window is not like that, itll just crack and spider web because its not tempered.ŽBut some automakers have started to laminate the side windows in recent years to prevent shattered glass during a crash, experts say. A car owner should find out if their side windows are laminated, if so, they would have to be kicked out to escape.Auto Value sells an Auto-matic Center Punch for $17.19 to break tempered glass, Weak said. It is like a pin that when the button is pushed on it, it pokes a hole in the glass, which can then be shattered, Weak said. Or, you can use a hammer with a point on it,Ž Weak said. If you hit it with a hammer, it wont break. But, if you hit it with a point, it will shatter. Thats how tempered glass works.Ž Escaping from a trunkAs part of federal law, all cars built after 2002 contain a mechanical release lever inside the trunk as standard equipment, said Bloch. The lever must be easy to find, glow in the dark and simple enough for a toddler to use, he said.Most late-model cars also have a backseat that will col-lapse to allow access to the trunk from inside the car.Cars built before 2002 going back to the 1980s typically have a trunk release cable inside the trunk that a person can tug to open it, online insurance safety guides say.The safety changes were made because every year a lot of kids were dying of heat stroke from trunk entrap-ment, said Bloch.Ive worked on cases where kids are playing on the driveway. They go into the unlocked car and pop open the trunk like they have seen Mom and Dad do,Ž said Bloch. Then, the kid will say to his playmates, Lets go in the trunk to hide.Ž TRAPPEDFrom Page C1 torque, and the procedure needed to disengage the shaft from the transaxle.Tip: Keep an eye out for drips of green, orange or red fluid beneath your vehicles engine where it is parked. Much more serious than an errant drop or two of oil, coolant loss will certainly worsen, and if not rectified, will result in overheating. Severe overheating can cause serious distortion and damage to the engine. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradbergholdt@; he cannot make personal replies. CLICKINGFrom Page C1The rear passenger area offered generous headroom and legroom, plus back-seat ventilation vents „ a simple but welcome addition that is missing on a lot of vehicles. The back seat also sported its own speakers, cup hold-ers and USB and 12-volt outlets. The rear windows even lowered all the way.The designers seem to have been less creative on the outside. The Sportage is so anonymous that, on sev-eral occasions, my traveling companion and I walked up to the wrong SUV in a parking lot.This model was distinguished by a roof rack „ standard on the EX and SX trims „ and, like other Kias, features a smilingmouth grill and upturned chin. But from the sides and rear it looks like just another generic crossover.Thats not necessarily an important point. Consumers drawn to this SUV will be most attracted by Kias well-deserved reputation for building quality cars at an affordable price. The entry-level Sportage starts at $24,580. The top-of-the-line SX starts at $36,125.Like everything else in the Kia stable, all the Sportages come with a 100,000-mile warranty on the powertrain „ a warranty that, when it was first offered, seemed risky for the company.It wasnt. Many of Kias cars ran 100,000 miles or more without problems. Since then, Kia has sold a lot of cars with that warranty, and may sell a lot of these. KIAFrom Page C1The leather-clad interior on the 2018 Kia Sportage SX featured a very good Harman Kardon sound system and an effective HVAC system, with front-seat ventilation that was superior to that of many cars in this class. [KIA MOTORS AMERICA]

PAGE 23 | Friday, September 28, 2018 C3 MOVIES & TV A ctress Keira Knightley explains how she became t he author ColetteSTAY TUNEDTime for Halloween on your screen A directing star is born MOVIES MOVIES By Ed SymkusMore Content Now British actress Keira Knightley has been all over the place in film roles. She did some swashbuckling in the Pirates of the Caribb eanŽ franchise, was the real life model-turnedb ounty hunter Domino Harvey in Domino,Ž and has starred in numerous frock flicks. She portrays another real person „ SidonieGabrielle Colette „ better and much more simply known as Colette, in the new film of the same name. Its the story of the early years of the famed and controversial French novelist. The film, directed by Wash Westmoreland, traces Colettes formative years, her emotional struggles when her unfaithful husband started getting her writing published under his name, and her extramarital relationship with the cross-dresser Mathilde de Morny and tells how Colette eventually managed to pull her life together. Knightley, 33, spoke recently at the Toronto International Film Festival. Q: How did you go about discovering a way to play her? A: The research is one of the things I love about doing films like this. I try to do as much of it as I can possibly do. I think we all read the Judith Thurman biography, Secrets of the Flesh,Ž and then I tried to read as many of her novels, to get her voice, as possible. So I read all of the ClaudinesŽ and The VagabondŽ „ I loved The Vagabond!Ž And because I read the two CheriŽ books again. Q: Shes a really interesting character. Did you find any similarities between her and yourself? A: I felt inspired by her, empowered by her. She was a woman who stood very tall, and I felt very tall playing her. So I would like to be more like her in my life. Q: Do you feel that Colette was kind of a modern woman? A: Well, its the story of a woman whos finding her voice, whos finding her true self, and allowing her to live courageously, in the way that she wants to. I think theres a hunger right now for strong female voices. ... We just need to make sure that thats not a flash in the pan.TV Insider is a weekly roundup of whats happening in the world of television. From ratings winners and losers to the latest news items to what shows are generating buzz, TV Insider keeps you up to date on all things television. Dispatches: Halloween TV Freeform wants to help you celebrate Halloween early and often. Its 31 Nights of HalloweenŽ programming event features short form content including Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic,Ž plus the films Hocus Pocus,Ž and The Nightmare Before Christmas,Ž which are both marking their 25th anniversaries. The monthlong event starts Oct. 1. James Lipton, the creator and host of Inside the Actors StudioŽ has announced his retirement from the interview program. Broadcast on Bravo for 23 years, the series, which features a rotating panel of actors who discuss the details of their craft, moves to Ovation TV next fall. Various guest hosts will replace Lipton. Contenders: New fall shows begin now Settle into some Australian TV with the new FX import Mr Inbetween.Ž Talented Scott Ryan, the writer and creator, is also the lead actor. He plays Ray, a hitman trying to navigate a midlife crisis, with so much charisma that its hard not to enjoy every scene he is in. New fall shows kick into high gear this week with the premieres of: FBIŽ (CBS, Sept. 25, 9 p.m.), New AmsterdamŽ (NBC, Sept. 25, 10 p.m.), Single ParentsŽ (ABC, Sept. 26, 9:30 p.m.), A Million Little ThingsŽ (ABC, Sept. 26, 10 p.m.), Murphy BrownŽ (CBS, Sept. 27, 9:30 p.m.), and The Cool KidsŽ (Fox, Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m.). FBIŽ has solid chemistry between the leads and will please fans of Law & Order.Ž Health-care hero drama New AmsterdamŽ is predictable, while A Million Little ThingsŽ has a strong ensemble cast but may test your patience with its setup. Single ParentsŽ is a comedy winner. The Cool KidsŽ should face an early retirement. The revival of Murphy BrownŽ is a mixed bag with an overreliance on topical comedy but a solid performance from Candice Bergen. Experience the late chef and travel host Anthony Bourdains worldview one last time with the final episodes of Parts UnknownŽ (CNN). The first episode of the shows last season features Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of AmericaŽ) traveling through Kenya. Commenting on Bourdains legacy, Bell noted: If theres anything that Tony taught us, its how to be a good guest.Ž Report Card: A look at winners and losersWinners: Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour since 2013 last Sunday and scored a viewership record for NBCs golf coverage. Ratings for the tournaments final round more than doubled from last year, and the overnight numbers hit an all-time high for the Tour Championship.Losers: ABCs game shows continued their downward spiral, with the finales of Celebrity Family FeudŽ and The $100,000 PyramidŽ recording season lows. Melissa Crawley is the author of Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Televisions The West Wing.Ž She has a Ph.D. in media studies and is a member of the Television Critics Association. To comment on Stay Tuned, email her at staytuned@ or follow her on Twitter at @MelissaCrawley.Colette (Keira Knightley) shows some early 20th-century Parisian fashion sense. [BLEECKER STREET] Melissa Crawley Bradley Cooper gets behind the camera (and in front of it) in remake of A Star Is BornBy Ed SymkusMore Content NowSo many people react with a surprised What?Ž when they discover that Bradley Cooper not only has the male lead … opposite Lady Gaga … in the newest version of A Star Is Born,Ž but he also directed and co-wrote it. Those folks likely havent paid attention when the actor has said in past interviews that hes always wanted to direct. Cooper wears all sorts of hats in this film. Besides the writing and the dramatic acting, he also produced the film and, as the fictional country-rock star, he sings and plays guitar. Cooper spoke about this third remake of the story about a seasoned celebrity on the way down who meets a newcomer on the way up at the Toronto International Film Festival. Q: Why did you think now was the time to direct your first film? A: Movies have healed me my whole life. Theyve taken me to places in my imagination and in my life where, without movies, I never would have gone. I knew since I was a kid that I wanted to direct, but I was terrified of it. But as I get older, time is the biggest currency. I was about to turn 40 at the time I decided. Thats why I thought it was time to do it. Q: But werent you connected with or at least interested in acting in this film even before then? A: I t started about six years ago, when I was at a Metallica concert and I was behind Lars Ulrichs drum kit. I saw the scope of all that, from the proscenium, and I thought thats how I want to see a movie. Id never seen a concert movie where all the concert footage is on the stage. Q: Did anyone pull you aside to give you advice about first-time directing? A : The advice I got was posthumously. I watched a documentary about [director] Mike Nichols about a week before we started shooting. There was a Q&A he had recently done, and they asked him how he approached directing. He said it was the same way he approached acting: I prepare as much as I can, I show up on set, and I throw it all away.Ž And that gave me the license, the confidence, the courage, because thats the way I act. Q: So, what turned out to be the biggest challenge for you? A : The hardest thing was knowing that the actors trusted me. The fact that they gave their blind trust to me was terrifying, and motivating. The preparation was also hard … starting to sing and realizing I really couldnt, starting to learn guitar and piano, and realizing I really couldnt. Also, I really love all the characters in this movie, and I learned from David O. Russell that if you get actors of this caliber in your movie, youd better serve them. I wanted to make sure that each persons talent was served, and lasted throughout the movie. Q: Were you comfortable about being both an actor and a singer in the film? A: In terms of my own evolution as a singer, its a hundred percent due to Stefani (aka Lady Gaga; her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta). We were actually singing together 10 minutes after the first time we met. She really gave me the confidence. A Star Is BornŽ opens on Oct. 5.Bradley Cooper gets ready for a big concert scene. [COURTESY PHOTO/WARNER BROS.]




DEAR ABBY: My husband tends to ght dirty, and I don't know how much more I can take. If we argue about some issue between us, he'll say something along the lines of, "This is why you have so much trouble with your colleagues at work." He knows this is a touchy subject, and it upsets me. I have ongoing issues with two work colleagues who give me the silent treatment for months over perceived (but not intentional) slights, and it causes me a lot of social isolation and anguish. I'm upset that he brings this up when we argue to validate his point of view. Of course, this escalates our ghts and eventually he apologizes. However, I know the next disagreement we have he'll resort to similar tactics. We have tried counseling, but it's tough to t into our busy schedules, and it never stopped him from resorting to personal attacks of character during our ghts. I don't know what to do anymore. I want to forgive him, but I don't see the point since his apologies don't mean anything. Is there anything left for us to try before I throw in the towel? -TOO TIRED TO FIGHT DEAR TOO TIRED: As I see it, you have two issues to deal with. You have two "colleagues" at work who have ganged up on you and are creating a hostile work environment by giving you the silent treatment. They don't have to love you, but they do have to work cooperatively with you, which they aren't doing. You should report it to human resources or your boss, so it can be dealt with in a professional manner. As to your husband and what he's been doing on the home front, tell him he has a choice -MAKE the time to work with a counselor and learn to ght fair or you will consult a lawyer about ending the marriage. DEAR ABBY: I recently became friendly with a couple who lost their 40-year-old son six months ago. We have grown close over the last several months. The issue is, as they are mourning the passing of their child, they have turned their home into a shrine. There are pictures of him in every room, etc. I know everyone handles grief differently, but this seems excessive, if not a little creepy. I suggested they see a therapist, which they did, but only a couple of times. Believe it or not, they were told they were on the right track! Do you have any suggestions? -FINDS IT DEPRESSING IN INDIANA DEAR FINDS: I sure do! Stop judging that couple and expecting them to get over the loss of their child on your timetable. Their therapist has told them they are on the right track, and if you are going to continue to be a supportive friend, you must abandon your preconceptions about how they should deal with their loss. Be supportive. Listen when they need to talk. And when you can, give them positive messages that may lighten their load. 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 Man uses wifes problems at work against her at home PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2018:This year you will need to combat a tendency to overindulge, spend too much and cause yourself trouble. If you understand your long-term goals, you will fare well. If you are single, you meet a lot of people with ease. You might not be ready to settle down immediately, so give yourself the time and space you need. If you are attached, the two of you make quite the combo. Together, you can create endless mischief. TAURUS often anchors you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Stop yourself before you do anything you regret. You are more upbeat than you recognize. This attitude ows from you to others. Understand what is going on with your spending. You could feel the costs building. Avoid a controlling individual. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You could feel more in touch with your long-term goals than you have in a long time. You might need to change plans by taking off for the weekend and/or seeing someone at a distance. Opportunity shines later in the day. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Be courteous, but give yourself some much-needed space. You need to recharge and get some rest. By lying low and squeezing in a nap, you can revitalize yourself. Your ability to make up for lost time will be enhanced once you feel energized. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Focus on your long-term goals. Do not push too hard to make what you want happen. Have some faith. Lady Luck suddenly appears. You could nd a loved one to be very controlling. If that is the case, step away. Be open to change. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Respond to a vague inquiry. Your ability to see what is going on allows greater give-and-take. Your openness might surprise the other party. Refuse to get stuck in what you must do; instead, make time for this individual. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Reach out to someone you care about. You dont seem to be able to make a difference in how this person views a situation, but at least you can help him or her relax more. Understand that your efforts will be appreciated. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could make a substantial difference to a partner if you are willing discuss an important matter in terms that he or she can understand. No matter what, be sure to express your feelings. Be more forthcoming with your ideas. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might feel reactive or somewhat out of control when dealing with one specic person. Your ability to get through a problem does not seem to count right now. Open up to new possibilities presented by a partner. Do not insist on having your way. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Do as much as you can to break free from your routine, especially if you are losing some of the enthusiasm you attach to certain activities. If you are single, someone you meet could be signicant. You might be surprised by this connection. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Your creativity might be inspired by a far-out thought. You might wonder if it is possible to make this notion a reality. Test it out on others rather than decide its validity yourself. Getting feedback will be important. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Pressure builds. Your hands are full as it is, and an unexpected happening at your home might take up a large part of your weekend. Do not ght the inevitable. Know when to let go and give others their space; their tune might change quickly as a result. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might feel somewhat unresponsive in the morning. Take a nap, and you will come back feeling energized and ready to throw yourself into the moment. Someone could disclose some important information. Keep it hushhush for now. | Friday, September 28, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, the 271st day of 2018. There are 94 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 28, 1787, the Congress of the Confederation voted to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval. ON THIS DATE: In 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. (All were acquitted at trial, but all eight were banned from the game for life.) In 1928, Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the rst eective antibiotic. In 1939, during World War II, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a treaty calling for the partitioning of Poland, which the two countries had invaded. In 1976, Muhammad Ali kept his world heavyweight boxing championship with a close 15-round decision over Ken Norton at New York's Yankee Stadium. In 1991, jazz great Miles Davis died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 65. In 1993, rst lady Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Capitol Hill to begin selling the administration's health care plan to Congress.


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