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SALUTE | A6EUSTIS VETERAN SIGNED UP WHENHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD SPORTS | B1U.S. STARTS FAST THEN FLOPS AT RYDER CUP @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, September 29, 2018 75 ¢ Salute ......................... A6 Faith ........................... A7 Opinion ...................... A9 Weather ..................... A10 Sports.......................... B1 Homes ......................... C1 Volume 142, Issue 272 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 LOCAL & STATE A3DOWNTOWN TREES HAVE POSITIVE MESSAGES A er long absence, Leesburg library will be open Fridays againBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … Dozens of surprised, aggravated people run into locked doors at the Leesburg Public Library every Friday. Soon, however, the doors will swing open on Fridays, like they do five other days of the week, thanks to the city boosting library funding. Ive got employees who thought the shorter work week wouldnt last that long. That was 10 years ago,Ž said Lucy B. Gangone, library director.City commissioners on Monday approved a $168 million budget. It includes about $60,000 to open the library on Fridays. It will remain closed on Sundays. The library is looking to recruit and train staff so the new schedule can begin in January.No longer just a place to borrow books, the library draws 1,200 people every day. We do so, so much more,Ž Gan-gone said. Were a community hub.ŽRecently, for example, a group of women who like knitting started Friday free-for-allA woman organizes book shelves at the Leesburg Public Library. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] We do so, so much more,Ž says Leesburg Public Library Director Lucy Gangone. Were a community hub.Ž [FRANK STANFIELD / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Nominee clears Senate committee, but nal vote delayed up to week for investigationBy Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Mary Clare JalonickThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavana-ugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confir-mation prospects were still deeply uncertain as Republi-cans agreed to ask for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations.Under pressure from mod-erate members, Republican leaders said they would allow the new probe for up to one week, slowing their rush to confirm Kavanaugh shortly after the new high court term opens on Monday.It was unclear whether President Donald Trump backed the new timeline, cobbled together in private negotiations Friday. The talks were forced by Sen. Jeff Flake, a moderate Republican who surprised colleagues by announcing his support for Kavanaugh early Friday only to call for further investiga-tion a few hours later.Trump, who previously accused the Democrats of obstruction and opposed the FBI probing the allegations against his nominee, said merely that he would let the Senate handle that.Ž In fact, its the White House that GOP agrees to FBI probe of Kav anaugh$854B package will keep government open through Dec. 7By Jill Colvin and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill on Friday to keep the federal govern-ment open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to Novembers pivotal midterm elections.Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several civilian agencies without journalists present as the fate of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, continued to hang in the balance. The House and Senate approved the spending plan earlier this week.Trump said in a statement the legislation would rebuild our military, protect our communities, and deliver a better future for all Americans.ŽBut the passage „ which avoids a shutdown before the elections that will determine control of Congress „ also comes without significant new funding for Trumps long-promised and long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a fact hes called Trump signs spending plan By Kristin M. HallThe Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristband, while many others can be spotted at concerts wearing shirts that say survivor.Ž They fly flags from their RVs and have stickers on their cars.About 22,000 people gathered in Las Vegas a year ago with a shared interest in country music. But as the festivals final headlining act Jason Aldean was performing last Oct. 1, gunfire erupted and chaos ensued. By the end of the night 58 people were killed and hundreds more injured, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Now a year later, many survivors, who were already bonded through the music, have formed a tight-knit, encouraging com-munity as they heal, support and remember. They call themselves Country Strong.Ž Why not me?Sonny Melton, a nurse from Big Sandy, Tennessee, loved Eric Church. When Church sang These Boots,Ž Melton would take off his boots and raise them up in the air with all the other die-hard Church fans. He was at Route 91 to see Church play on Friday night, but stayed until Sunday to see Aldean.Melton died when a bullet hit Country Strong means community for survivorsSee SURVIVORS, A5 See TRUMP, A5 See PROBE, A5 See FRIDAY, A5


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Thursday, Sept. 27 Cash 4 Life: 21-25-34-38-42-2 Fantasy 5: 9-12-24-30-33 Friday, Sept. 28 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-9-1-5-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 8-6-3-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 3-1-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-3LOTTERY IN BRIEFOKLAHOMA CITYPolice say robbery suspect linked to four murdersA man suspected in nearly a dozen armed robberies is now facing murder charges in connection to four deaths in Oklahoma, including two people who investigators initially thought died in a traffic accident, Oklahoma City police said Friday.Mario Normore, 27, has been jailed for almost a year on 10 counts of robbery with a firearm involving several businesses and two banks, according to court records. On Friday, police announced that prosecutors have agreed with a police recommendation that Normore also be charged with four counts of murder.Formal murder charges had yet to be filed as of Friday after-noon, a delay that isnt unusual in Oklahoma. INDIANAPOLISAppeals court af“ rms ruling that IBM owes Indiana $78M Indianas Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a judges ruling that IBM owes Indiana $78 million in damages stem-ming from the companys failed effort to automate much of the states welfare services.The decision affirmed Marion Superior Court Judge Heather Welchs August 2017 award to the state in the long-running case, but the three-judge court also found that IBM is entitled to interest on nearly $50 million in state fees that Welch ruled Indiana owes the company. Welch had rejected IBMs request for interest on those fees, but the appellate court reversed the decision and sent the matter back to Welch to determine the amount of interest IBM is owed. BENTONVILLE, ARK.Arkansas congressmans son arrested on gun, drug chargesThe son of an Arkansas con-gressman has been arrested on multiple drug and gun charges.Benton County jail records show that 31-year-old James Phillip Womack was arrested Thursday night on 11 counts, including possession of meth-amphetamine or cocaine with intent to deliver. Womack is being held with-out bond Friday. He is the son of Republican Rep. Steve Womack, who represents northwest Arkansas 3rd Con-gressional District. James Phillip Womack pleaded guilty in 2010 to con-spiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Rep. Steve Womack said in a statement that his son is accountable for the choices hes made. The Associated Press Kavanaugh-Ford hearing creates mixed reaction over future of the movementBy David CraryThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Some skep-tics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaughs angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say its now too powerful to be derailed.The mixed reactions fol-lowed Thursdays vehement assertion by Kavanaugh and his Republican allies that he was the victim of a political hit jobŽ by Democrats. They suggested that Kavanaughs accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being exploited for partisan purposes.In a Philadelphia Inquirer column on Friday titled Kavanaugh creates #MeToo moment for accused men,Ž conserva-tive writer Christine Flowers expressed empathy for the embattled federal judge, who is President Donald Trumps nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.Through those real tears, the rage came through like a laser and a sword,Ž Flowers wrote. And for a moment, I felt as if, finally, one man had found the courage to say my life matters.ŽAs for Ford, Flowers wrote: I think she allowed herself to be used as a valuable tool in the unleashed fury of the #MeToo movement.ŽOn Twitter, in the aftermath of the televised Ford-Kavanaugh hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, there was widespread use of the #HimToo hashtag „ which has been used to convey the idea that too many men are being falsely accused of sexual misconduct. Many of the new tweets included hashtags supporting Kavanaugh, including one by conservative activist Can-dace Owens.Im loving the hashtag #HimToo,Ž Owens tweeted. It appears to be a movement built of men who have had their lives and families destroyed by false allegations and a lack of due process.Ž#MeToo activists acknowledge their move-ment faces resistance.If anyone had any illusions that the #MeToo movements work was easy, the toxic backlash that we are seeing this week from Brett Kavanaugh, Republican senators and the White House should correct that misimpression,Ž said Emily Martin, a vice president of the National Womens Law Center.But we also know, from everything we have seen in the past year, that whatever happens with this nomination, the voices of women and other survivors will not be silenced,Ž Martin said in an email. I know that ulti-mately the transformative power of this movement will prevail.ŽAlready, there are indications that many other women have been emboldened by Fords willingness to testify publicly about her alleged assault as a 15-year-old.RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization, esti-mated that its National Sexual Assault Hotline saw a 200 percent increase Thurs-day over normal volume. In Washington state, a woman accused a legislator of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the FordKavanaugh hearing. Im done being silent,Ž tweeted Candace Farber.However, Noreen Farrell, executive director of San Francisco-based Equal Rights Advocates, worried that some sexual abusers also might feel emboldened if Kavanaugh eventually is confirmed for the Supreme Court.With the right pedigree, ample resources to secure the backing of high-profile friends, and the right air of entitlement, many privileged predators will continue to rise to position of immense power influencing the lives of women,Ž Farrell said.Jess Davidson, who leads the advocacy group End Rape on Campus, worried that the Kavanaugh developments might be re-traumatizingŽ for victims of past sexual assaults. Its an exceptionally dif-ficult time for survivors,Ž she said. But its also rein-vigorating „ showing why we need to do so much more work.ŽJason Hilden, a former police officer whos now a stay-at-home dad of two, said he had been a supporter of the #MeToo movement, but now feels it has gone too far.ŽWomen, for the longest time, have been put on the back-burner, in terms of sexual assault,Ž said the 39-year-old Hilden, of Evansville, Indiana. I hate it when people say, Well, she brought it on herself, and things like that. I hate that. But its gotten to the point that anybody can say anything, and its believed now.ŽHilden watched much of the Senate hearings during which Ford said she was 100 percentŽ certain Kava-naugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s.Hilden said he found Fords testimony compelling, and he believes something happened to her.Ž But he doesnt believe Kavanaugh did it.You show 100 people a picture, youre probably going to get 100 different perceptions of whats in that picture,Ž Hilden said. We need to find a way... to get to the truth without unjustifi-ably ruining someones life.ŽAs the mother of three adult sons, Priscilla White said the idea that one of them could see his life turned upside-down by an unsubstantiated decades-old charge is disconcerting.Thats not just the view of a mother with boys. I think thats just an Ameri-can view,Ž said White, 67, of Leawood, Kansas. Everybody has someone to feel that way about, whether its your husband, your brother, your father.ŽThe #MeToo movement exploded worldwide in Octo-ber 2017 after The New York Times and The New Yorker reported detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since then, it has toppled powerful men in a wide range of fields „ from entertainment to journalism to politics to high tech, among others.Jennifer Braceras, a con-servative political columnist based in the Boston area, said Weinstein „ who faces criminal charges „ was a worthy target, but she sug-gested #MeToo has led to some excesses.I feel strongly that the movement should be about prevention and about protecting people from harassment and assault,Ž she said. It should not be focused on taking the scalps of powerful people for public relations purposes.ŽIm not saying people shouldnt speak out,Ž Braceras added. But we need to encourage people to come forward in real time.... To speak out as soon as possible, not when politics are involved.ŽDoes #MeToo face a backlash?Protesters against Brett Kavanaugh shout during a rally Thursday at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City. [RICK BOWMER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Saturday, September 29, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 ALEXANDER SPRINGSDetectives staying mum about shootingLake County sheriffs detectives Friday refused to release any information about their investigation into the shooting of two men on Thursday at Freak Creek,Ž a popular, dirt-road hangout in the Ocala National Forest.Both men are still alive, said sheriffs spokesman Fred Jones, but investigators so far are refusing to name the two men or release any new infor-mation, if any, about the two suspects who fled the area in a black SUV.Deputies received a call at about 1 p.m. from someone who thought he heard gun-shots. When we got here we found one of the victims, who waved us down,Ž Jones said.Authorities have refused to give out any information about his injuries, the other mans or whether residents should be concerned about any possible future violence.Freak Creek is off County Road 445, about a mile from Alexander Springs Recre-ation Area, a longtime family destination operated by the National Forest Area.Jones said the two injured men were taken to nearby hospitals. It is unclear which hospitals.Anyone with information can call the sheriffs office at 343-2101 or Crimeline at 1800-423-TIPS.OKAHUMPKAMan killed on Turnpike in Sumter CountyA man traveling north on Floridas Turnpike in Sumter County on Thursday evening lost control of his 2018 Honda Accord near the service plaza, entered the median, rotated, collided with a tree and died at the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver has been identi-fied as Gregory C. Von See, 29, according to FHP.GROVELANDGroveland Elementary threatened with white powderGroveland Elementary School received an envelope Thursday afternoon with a threatening message inside, accompanied by a white powder later deemed harm-less in preliminary testing.Most students were gone by the time the envelope was opened, and around 20 still on campus for an after-school program were in a separate building, and were not exposed, school officials say. The school resource officer was able to quickly respond and local authorities, includ-ing the Lake County hazmat team, were contacted immediately.Groveland Police Chief Shawn Ramsey said three school employees and three responding officers were quarantined for about two hours before the hazmat team was able to release them.Ramsey said the message appeared to be sent by a disgruntled individual,Ž but there was no signature.The contents of the envelope and the investigation will be turned over to federal authorities.TAVARESReport: Man pulled knife over drug disputeTavares police Thursday arrested a 54-year-old man and charged him threatening another man with a knife. Freddie L. McCoy of Tava-res was arrested at 1:30 p.m. at the Prime Time Food Store in the 1200 block of Wells Avenue when a man told police McCoy accused him of stealing his crackŽ cocaine and pulled a knife on him.The man said he was able to disarm him.Police said they found a steak knife under McCoys bicycle seat.McCoy was charged with NEWS BRIEFSAmbitious aims by 2030 include better schools, a ordable housing, better jobsBy John KennedyGateHouse Capital Bureau TALLAHASSEE „ A job-ready workforce, more affordable housing and schools where almost all kids read at grade level are among the goals outlined in a new report on the future of the states economy by the Florida Chamber Foundation.The report includes mostly aspirational targets „ and few specifics on reaching them. But the Florida 2030 study comes as Floridas recovery from the Great Recession is drawing renewed focus with Gov. Rick Scott now a candidate for U.S. Senate.Florida Chamber of Commerce President Mark Wilson kept mostly away from politics in laying out economic, workforce and education data that helped serve as a basis for the report by his Florida Chamber outlines goalsFinished tools wait to be inspected on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at G.W. Schultz Tool in Tavares. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Trees of Positivity raise funds for art, Girl ScoutsBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ The ribbons hanging from three trees on the corner of Fifth and Main streets in down-town Leesburg are adorned with positive messages for anyone who happens by and reads them.And the Leesburg Center for the Arts hopes those messages will inspire others to write their own.The arts center is run-ning a community art piece on positivity in the wake of last week's Boho Fest.It doubles as a fundraiser lasting until Oct. 22, with the proceeds being divided between the arts center and the local chapter of the Girl Scouts.Leesburg Center for the Arts' Executive Director Maria Stefanovic said shes proud of the trees and grateful to local busi-nesses for hosting and funding them.The idea is: you see it, and you're automatically happy,Ž Stefanovic said. "And, you know, sometimes, it's just fun to share."According to Stefanovic, the small community square in the middle of downtown Leesburg was the perfect spot. Moreso than anything, its a gathering space,Ž Stefanovic said, pointing out several places to sit and a chessboard for public use.The hope, she said, was that people passing will see the ribbons, investigate and stick around to talk to others doing the same.The ribbons sell for $1 each, and are offered at the Center for the Arts, located at 429 W. Magnolia St.Joyce Lenz, who leads the troop, said the money is going to a June trip to New York, where the Girl Scouts headquarters is located.Lenz said the scouts had been saving money and fundraising for three years, and the partnership has been really beneficial toward that goal.The arts center will be using its share for more community projects.Positive messages take rootGirl Scout Alyssa Gilbert puts a ribbon in one of the three Trees of PositivityŽ during Boho Fest on Sept. 22, in downtown Leesburg. [LINDA CHARLTON/CORRESPONDENT] One tree became three as more people wanted to leave their own positive messages on the trees in downtown Leesburg. [PAYNE RAY/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ After months of contemplation, an open-container entertainment district in downtown Mount Dora passed its first major hurdle Thursday with a 5-2 City Council vote.The proposal faces a second reading on Oct. 4.Councilwoman Laurie Tillett and Councilman Cal Rolfson cast the dissenting votes.Rolfson, after saying I dont care if this passes or not,Ž ended up voting against the entertainment district, saying he does not feel it is good public policy for Mount Dora.And Tillett said the pro-posal has nothing to do with entertainment.Come on, its a drinking district,Ž she said.The ordinance, which merchants say will boost business, was revised by the city attorney after the council requested changes before a vote.The ordinance now would allow outdoor consumption of alcoholic beverages in the district seven days a week.Weve talked about this for months on end. I was opposed to it because it didnt feel like Mount Dora to me, but the merchants want it,Ž Councilman Harmon Massey said. I wouldnt hesitate to quash this in a moment if it becomes a problem, but I think we should give it a try.ŽThe idea behind the entertainment district is that people wouldbe allowedto carry a drink with themfrom one participat-ing businessto thenext and in outside areas within the district'sboundaries.Stipulations include that establishments where people can purchase the alcohol must be registered with the city and that plastic cups the alcohol is poured into must not exceed 16 ounces and must contain marking to identify the business.Additionally, only one drink per person is allowed at any given time and no drinks can be purchased or consumed between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.There was talk about the previously rejected idea of budgeting for a dedicated police officer and park staff in the district.No one suggested the idea be reconsidered, but Coun-cilman Marc Crail said he would rescind his support should the entertainment district ever get to the point that policeenforcement is needed.Council members agreed that if passed, they would review the matter in a year or sooner if problems arise.Entertainment district gets initial OK Staff ReportMOUNT DORA … Laura Sobbett Ross, Lake Coun-tys first Poet Laureate will be at the W.T. Bland Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.Sobbett Ross is a published, award-winning poet whose work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals. In addi-tion to four Pushcart Prize nominations, she was a finalist for the Art & Letters Poetry Prize and won the Southern Humanitar-ian Auburn Witness Poetry Prize.She has published two chapbooks, A Tiny HungerŽ and My Mississippi,Ž and a third book, The Graffiti of Pompeii,Ž is scheduled for publication this year. Her recent poem, The Writing Lesson,Ž reflects her strong affinity for the Lake County community.Sobbott Ross is a statecertified English teacher and trained writing coach. Much of her career was spent teaching children in the Lake County Schools system. She currently teaches English to ESOL adults and GED prep at Lake Technical College and has experience working with students ages 5 to 91.Sobbett Ross will have readings, a discussion and question and answer session at the library. Refreshments will be served at this event, which is free and open to everyone. No registration is necessary. This event is sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association.For more information, call the W.T. Bland Public Library at 352-735-7180 Option 5 or email library@ cityofmountdora. com.Meet Lake Countys rst Poet Laureate Saturday See CHAMBER, A4 See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Saturday, September 29, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comaggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence.MASCOTTEFalling roo“ ng paper sparks meleeAn argument that began Thursday afternoon when a roll of roofing paper fell and hit someone in the head exploded into a battle with a thrown knife and a man grabbing a hammer.Mascotte police were called to the 4000 block of Underpass Road at 5:36 p.m. regarding an argument between Steve A. Cooper, 38, of Orlando, and Brandon Sokol. Sokol said he was hit in the head by the falling roofing paper.He said he told Cooper to be more careful, and Cooper threw a knife and him, which did not hit him.He said Cooper then grabbed a shovel and climbed down off the roof and began to charge at him. Cooper hit him on the left elbow, which caused a small laceration, according to the arrest affidavit. Sokol report-edly picked up a hammer to defend himself.Another man came down from the roof to try to stop the fight and Cooper hit him with the shovel, causing a lacera-tion on his middle finger. However, the man was able to take the shovel from Cooper and throw it in the bushes. He also said he socked Cooper in the face.Meanwhile, a man driv-ing by saw the fight and stopped to help subdue Cooper.Cooper was charged with aggravated battery and simple battery and was held on $11,000 bond.MOUNT DORACity Council lowers electric ratesThe Mount Dora City Council approved electric rate adjustments during Thursdays meeting.The rate adjustments will be effective starting Monday and are based on recommendations from Leidos Engineering LLC, which performed a detailed rate study for fiscal year 2018-19.The net impact of the rate adjustments will be to lower the monthly bills for the citys electric customers, city officials said in a press release. The overall decreases for residen-tial customers will range from .5 percent to 2.7 percent. For a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh, the monthly bill would be $113.67, which is lower by approximately $2.55, or 2.2 percent.City officials say the citys electric rates, with the adopted rate adjust-ments, are expected to remain competitive with the residential rates of other Florida utilities. With the new rates, the electric bills for the citys electric customers will be lower than those of Duke Energy and SECO. BRIEFSFrom Page A3Republican-leaning orga-nizations research arm.But in ridiculing the tax and spending decisions in Democratic-led Califor-nia and New York, Wilson told chamber members gathered Wednesday in Orlando that this falls elections are critical.California is only one vote away,Ž Wilson said. Think about that in November.ŽGenerally, the Florida 2030 report concludes the state already is on the road to where it should be in a dozen years, when Floridas 21 million population will have added another 5 million people.High school graduation rates are currently about 82 percent, with a 95 percent goal sought; and thirdand eighth-grade reading levels of 100 per-cent by 2030 are within reach, chamber officials said.But the state should enhance workforce-training and technical courses in schools to improve Flor-idas talent pool, which officials see as central to keeping the state attrac-tive to new business.Affordability of housing is the challenge around the state,Ž said Tony Carvajal, the foun-dations executive vice president.The economy has developed as a flash point in the Florida governors race, dividing Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum.DeSantis touts the accomplishments of Scott in pulling the state from the depths of the recession, while Gillum has directed his appeal toward many left behind by the economic rebound.On the surface, it seems hard to find fault with Floridas 3.7 percent August unemployment rate, which is slightly better than the national average and nearing the states all-time low of 3.1 percent, reached in pre-recession, March 2006.More than 1.5 million jobs have been added in the past eight years. But close to half of Floridas 67 counties still have not regained the employment levels they had before the recession.Carvajal said that among the goals of the Florida 2030 report are fostering more business growth in the states rural areas, reducing the 3 mil-lion Floridians living in poverty, and helping the 1.3 million people who say they are struggling to find affordable housing.Theres not just one magic wand you can wave and have all these things go away,Ž he said. CHAMBERFrom Page A3 TodaysServices By Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.A person familiar with the situation said Rosenstein agreed to the meeting during a call Thursday evening with the House Judiciary Com-mittee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte. The Virginia Republican said Friday he was working out details with the Justice Department for a closed-door session.There are many questions we have for Mr. Rosenstein, including questions about allegations made against him in a recent news article,Ž Goodlatte said in a statement. We need to get to the bottom of these very serious claims.ŽGOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who leads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, tweeted Friday that Republican leaders agreed to ask Rosenstein for a private meeting and said lawmakers would subpoena Rosenstein if he refused to answer questions. He said the goal of the questioning was to make Rosenstein explain his alleged comments on wiring POTUS--as well as other inconsistent statements.ŽBut the person familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations, said Rosenstein had agreed to a meeting in upcoming weeks even before that tweet. The person said the conversation with lawmakers was not described to Rosenstein as a hearing or an interview. Rosenstein is also to meet next week with Trump.Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said in his own tweet that House Republicans cannot be left alone in a room with DAG RosensteinŽ and that he would demand that House Speaker Paul Ryan grant Democrats access to that meeting.He called the meeting with Rosenstein part of a Republican effort to under-mine special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel and oversees that investigation.Rosensteins job as the Justice Departments No. 2 official had appeared imperiled since a New York Times report last week that said he had dis-cussed possibly recording the president to expose chaos in the White House and invoking constitutional procedures to have the Cabinet remove Trump from office. The Justice Department issued statements from Rosenstein meant to deny the report, and released a statement from someone who recalled the recording comment but said it was meant sarcastically.Rosenstein headed to the White House on Monday with the expectation that he would be fired. Instead, the White House said he would meet on Thursday with Trump. That meeting was postponed until sometime next week after the White House said Trump wanted to focus on a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting him when they were teenagers.Rosenstein to meet with House members privatelyDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves his home Thursday in Bethesda, Md. [JOSE LUIS MAGANA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Jennifer Peltz and Frank JordansThe Associated PressUNITED NATIONS „ Days after U.S. Pres-ident Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when Washington is backing away from them.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denied his country was trying to eclipse the U.S. as a world leader, but his speech at the U.N. General Assem-bly was a stark contrast to Trumps America FirstŽ message. It came amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China, which Trump accused this week of interfering in the upcoming U.S. midterm election. China denies the claim.Russia is also facing U.S. accusations of election meddling, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denounced the claims as baseless.Ž He lashed out at U.S. policies in Iran, Syria and Venezuela, while vigorously defending multilateral organizations such as the U.N. and warning against unilateral moves by the U.S. or other countries.We see the desire of several Western states to retain their self-pro-claimed status as world leaders and to slow down the irreversible, objective process of establishing multipolar-ity,Ž or multiple centers of power, Lavrov said. These powers do not hesitate to use any methods, including political blackmail, economic pressure and brute force.ŽChina often portrays itself as an advocate for win-winŽ international cooperation, and Wang was hardly the only leader to defend the concept of multilateral-ism at this weeks U.N. gathering of presidents, prime ministers, mon-archs and other leaders. But coming in the wake of Trumps proclamation that Americans reject the ideology of globalism,Ž Wangs speech sounded a note of rebuttal from a com-peting power.Should we seek to uphold the architecture of the world order or allow it to be eroded upon and collapse?Ž Wang asked. Chinas answer is clear-cut. ... China will keep to its commitment and remain a champion of multilateralism.ŽIn a week when Washington raised tar-iffs on Chinese products and Beijing responded in kind, Wang insisted that China will not be blackmailed or yield to pressureŽ and warned that protectionism will only hurt oneself, and unilateral moves will bring damage to all.ŽState-to-state rela-tions must be based on credibility, not on willful revocation of commit-ments,Ž he said.Wang highlighted Chinas massive economy as a major contributor to global growth. He described his countrys trade policies as defending not just its own interests but the system of global economic exchange. Most other nations challenge Chi-nas assertions that its a defender of free trade.China, Russia take up globalism as US sheds itBy Stephen Wright and Ali KotarumalosThe Associated PressJAKARTA, Indonesia „ A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 10-foot-tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.Disaster agency spokes-man Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the tsunami hit Palu, the capital of cen-tral Sulawesi province, as well as the smaller city of Donggala and several other coastal settlements.Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu, with people screaming and running in fear. The water smashed into buildings and a large mosque that collapsed under the force.Houses were swept away and families were reported missing, Nugroho said, adding that commu-nications and power to the area were disrupted.The cut to telecom-munications and darkness are hampering efforts to obtain information,Ž he said. All national poten-tial will be deployed, and tomorrow morning we will deploy Hercules and helicopters to provide assistance in tsunami-affected areas.ŽThe region was rocked by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake Friday and numerous strong aftershocks, including one of magnitude 6.7. An earlier magnitude 6.1 quake in central Sulawsi killed several people, injured 10 and damaged dozens of houses.The chief of the meteo-rology and geophysics agency, Dwikorita Karnawati, said the tsunami waves were up to 10 feet high. She said the tsunami warning triggered by the biggest quake, in place for about half an hour, was lifted after the tsunami was over. Sutopo said the military was deploying troops to Palu and Donggala and the national police were also mobilizing to help the emergency response, as well as personnel from the search-and-rescue and disaster agencies.Tsunami sweeps away homes on island

PAGE 5 | Saturday, September 29, 2018 A5The Leesburg library offers dozens of programs for kids and adults, such as the Tiny Explorers program that lets toddlers play at educational stations with hands-on learning activities and interact with others the same age. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] would have to ask the FBI to investigate.Fridays developments unfolded a day after Kavanaugh and an accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified in an emotional, hours-long hearing that was televised nationwide. Kavanaugh angrily denied the allegation that he assaulted Ford while they were both in high school, but she said she was 100 percentŽ certain he was her attacker.Flake, a key moderate Republican, was at the center of Fridays drama and uncertainty. In the morning, he announced that he would support Kavana-ughs nomination. Shortly after, he was confronted in an elevator by two women who, through tears, implored him to change his mind. The stunning con-frontation was captured by television cameras.After huddling privately with his colleagues, Flake announced he would vote to advance Kavanaughs nom-ination to the full Senate only if the FBI were to inves-tigate the allegations against the judge. Democrats have been calling for such an probe, though Republicans and the White House have insisted its unnecessary.The committee vote was 11-10 along party lines.Flake said that after discussing the matter with fellow senators, he felt it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week.ŽAttention quickly turned to a handful of undecided senators. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he sup-ported Flakes call to push off a full Senate vote until the FBI investigates Fords allegation. He said the probe should happen so that our country can have confidence in the outcome of this vote.ŽIt was unclear if Repub-lican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska would do the same.With a 51-49 majority, Senate Republicans have little margin for error on a final vote, especially given the fact that several Democrats facing tough re-election prospects this fall announced their opposition to Kavanaugh on Friday. Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Jon Tester of Montana all said they would vote no. During Thursdays hear-ing, Democrats repeatedly peppered Kavanaugh with questions about whether he would support an FBI investigation. He demurred, saying he would back whatever the committee decided to do. PROBEFrom Page A1ridiculous.ŽTrump has expressed deep frustration for months over Republican lawmak ers failure to deliver on the centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, and had been threatening a gov-ernment shutdown to try to force their hands.I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?Ž Trump tweeted last week, saying Republicans MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!Ž against Democrats who he said are obstructing law enforcement and border security.GOP leaders had warned Trump a shutdown could be deeply damaging to Repub-licans in the midterms and said they preferred to resolve the issue after the Nov. 6 elections.But Trump had questioned that logic, arguing a shutdown could, in fact, be beneficial politically.Trump in his statement applauded the $1.6 billion the bill includes for wall funding „ far short of the $5 billion he was seeking „ but also blamed Democrats for failing to agree to more.Unfortunately, the radical Democrats refuse to support border security and want drugs and crime to pour into our country,Ž he railed.In an interview with Hill.TV, he said his recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial in Penn-sylvania to commemorate Flight 93 had renewed his resolve to build the wall, and alluded to potential immigration action he said he planned to take in the coming week. TRUMPFrom Page A1him in the back as he wrapped his arms protectively around his wife Heather that night at Route 91. Just days after the shooting, Church got on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, fighting back tears and his voice cracking with anger, pointing out the empty seats where Sonny and Heather Melton were supposed to be sitting that night.The reason I am here is because of Heather Melton, her husband Sonny, who died, and every person that was there,Ž Church said before performing Why Not Me,Ž an ode to the fans that were lost.The next thing I know every Eric Church fan in the country was contact-ing me,Ž Heather Melton said. At first I felt a little uneasy, but they were just so genuine in their com-passion, in their sorrow for me that it was impossible to ignore. Those people have become some of my best friends.ŽMelton now has Churchs lyrics tattooed on her arm along with a sun, a nod to her husbands name. Her home now is shrine to the pas-sions of her late husband, including guitars, a base-ball jersey, a pair of boots that Church signed, con-cert tickets, posters and records.Churchs fan club has adopted her, has raised money for a nursing schol-arship in her husbands name and traveled to con-certs with her.Ive just never seen anything where a group of people who are virtual strangers have wrapped their arms around each other in the way this group has,Ž Melton said. SURVIVORSFrom Page A1meeting at the library so they can share their craft and socialize.Sometimes the hubŽ becomes a hubbub, like Tuesday, when the library hosted Trucks n Tots,Ž with city workers show-ing off everything from an armored rescue truck to utility vehicles.The public library is also the after-school library, and youth flock to the computers in the area set aside for them.Many have been coming to the library since they were babies, for story-telling and arts and crafts.There are programs for home-schoolers, autistic children and for families of migrant workers. There are guest speakers, demonstrations and classes for programming and learning all kinds of computer systems.Public computers pro-vide a crucial service to adults.Its surprising how many people dont have a computer or a tablet,Ž Gangone said.You cant apply for a government job without going online. People also ask librarians for help creating resumes and fill-ing out forms.A library card also enables patrons to down-load e-books, audio books and stream movies and music.About 15 percent of our circulation is digital,Ž she said.One program allows adults to earn a high school diploma online.Gangone, who has been a librarian since 1980, has seen tremendous changes in libraries.Its a good career,Ž she said, but cautions that librarians dont go into it for the money.One person who has switched to a library career is Melissa Curry.A certified elementary school teacher and media specialist, she is meeting a key need in Leesburg by working closely with the citys public and private schools.She not only finds out whats on their reading lists, but she tries to find ways to encourage stu-dents to read.Its all about the chil-dren,Ž she said, standing beneath a sign with a giant fake tree frog peering down on her.Our mission is to improve the quality of life and help students achieve academic success,Ž Gan-gone said. Read ing is so important.Ž FRIDAYFrom Page A1 Heather Melton sits on a patio at her home in Big Sandy, Tenn. Heather and her husband, Sonny Melton, were in the “ nal stages of building the home when Sonny died when he was shot while protecting Heather at the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. [MARK HUMPHREY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A6 Saturday, September 29, 2018 | SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Town: GrovelandBranch of service and rank: Air Force, E7Enlisted or drafted? I volunteered in service to my country. I had a draft notice so I volunteered, and the only guy in the recruiting station was the Air Force guy.What did you do in the ser-vice? I was in security services for five years and human resources for 17 years.Why was it important? For me, as a human being, it molded me. The maturity level „ it helped shape me as a person.What is your most important memory from service? I actually met Prince Charles. And I brought my mother to England two times, and my mother actually shook Prin-cess Diana's hand.What did you like least about service? I liked it all. The Air Force was an awesome experience.What do you want people to understand about war? If it's justified, it creates a neces-sary correction of time. Time is to the future, and time is something that brings us to war.CHAT WITH A VETERANGerry LittlejohnLittlejohn TODAY DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338. MONDAY CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to TUESDAY BINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to WEDNESDAY BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer.CALENDAREustis veteran Jim Kizziar signed up for Army service on 16th birthdayBy Keith OliverCorrespondentEUSTIS „ He first approached his Dad about enlisting for the war as a 14-year-old in 1944. "Of course he told me no," Eustis resident Jim Kizziar said.Two years later, official family policy had eased a little. "My father said he would not lie for me," remembered Kizziar, "but if I could get in, he would not stop me."Thus began the short but memorable Army Air Corps career of Pfc. Kizziar, registered as an 18-year-old by the Indio, California, Selec-tive Service Board on January 23, 1946 „ his 16th birthday.The Draft Board asked no questions regarding Kizziar's youthful appearance. WWII was over, "but not the occupation," he noted. "They needed bodies."He was sworn in 45 days later in San Pedro, California, and boarded a train for eight weeks of boot camp at Kelly Field near San Antonio, Texas. Then it was off to Chanute Field near Rantoul, Illinois, where Kizziar became an air-craft sheet metal specialist.He plied his new trade on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, where Jim celebrated his 17th birthday.With a land mass of just 6 square miles, island life was largely reduced to Quonset huts, Italian cigars with a pilot he befriended „ and a bust to private when Kizziar and a buddy decided to go sailing in the lagoon with a makeshift pontoon boat they crafted from two airplane fuel tanks.His command needed to get the young lads' attention for good reason: In 1946, Kwa-jalein was the United States' main command center and preparation base for Opera-tion Crossroads, the first of 67 nuclear test blasts at the nearby Bikini and Eniwetok atolls.Kizziar eventually earned back his private first class stripe and was honorably dis-charged from March Field in Riverside, California, at the end of his 2-year enlistment, just 12 days before the old Army Air Corps became the United States Air Force.Now 88, Jim looks upon his time in uniform as good training for a technically-ori-ented civilian path that took him from aircraft assembly to postings as a missile base installation supervisor with General Dynamics.His early proximity to nuclear weaponry became a bit of a touchstone for Kizziar as he found himself working at Cold War launch sites throughout the Plains and Mountain West.He was later employed by Space General at Cape Canaveral and retired as a millwright for the Boise Cascade Paper Company in Washington state."It's all mechanical work," he says nonchalantly. "It's just different kinds of machinery."His life was not without rough patches „ the hardest kind. Jim's mother died when he was 8; and he and his first wife, Ruth, lost their 11-month old son when the baby was run over by a milk delivery truck in their South-ern California neighborhood.Cancer claimed Ruth after 51 years of marriage and Kiz-ziar's second wife, Gerry, also died from cancer in their 17th year together.Kizziar flashes a winsome smile pretty regularly and his strong voice carries the timbre of a seasoned college lecturer or classic radio announcer. His physician tells him he looks "68, not 88" and "whatever it is you're doing, keep doing it."Not one to preach or dis-pense life advice, Jim cites no "secret" to his steady attitude and has taken the hard times in stride.But the former teenage Army Air Corps warrior might have given a peek into his heart last week when present wife Dinise's cat went missing for a few brief hours.He was obviously pleased at the cat's comi ng home. And her name is Faith.Teenage warriorEustis resident Jim Kizziar looks upon his time in uniform as good training for a technically-oriented civilian path that took him from aircraft assembly to postings as a missile base installation supervisor with General Dynamics. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The Eustis Panthers' Air Force Junior ROTC unit has been setting the standard for military awareness and cooperation vis--vis patriotic service and personal growth opportunities. Recent graduates have parlayed their AFJROTChoned skills and drive to vault to the next level, including 2018 U.S. Naval Academy alumnus Jenna Jones. Fellow Panther Camila LaMud is in her second year at the Annapolis campus which consistently boasts one of the top three most selective entrance rates of any college or university in America. Meantime, according to Senior Master Sgt. Davis Watkins, Eustis High's aerospace science instructor, AFJROTC alumni are now attending or recently attended recruit training for four of the nation's five military branches. Marine aspirant Joseph Glover is at Parris Island, South Carolina; Jonathan Manley graduated Navy boot camp this week; Evan Graff crossed the Air Force finish line in San Antonio this week and Frankie Rivera will complete initial Army training next month. Also, Jan Centeno successfully completed Air Force recruit training last week. BRAVO ZULU to all „ and to their parents, teachers and coaches. The Eustis unit is led by senior aerospace instructor Lt. Col. Ed Cangelosi, U.S. Air Force (ret). CHAPS' CORNER "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." „ Philippians Is your calling a high calling? Has it ennobled your heart and set it upon heavenly things? Has it elevated your hopes, your tastes, your desires? Our work/occupation/job is often called a vocation, from the Latin vocare, meaning to call.Ž Something calls us to a particular line of work. Maybe it's ambition for a better life or a love of the work itself, or money, or power „ whatever. But there is ONE calling that takes precedence over all in life, whether at home, on the job, in the field, or even in a combat zone: The high calling from and to God. We need to press on toward that calling „ to forget the past by accepting His forgiveness, to live the present to its fullness by giving it all to God for His glory and to pursue the future as a call from God. May that be our prayer today „ to pursue God, to press on, to learn faith in all that we do. Contributed by Lt. Cdr. (CHC) Bob Haines, USN (ret.), Altoona. SAVED ROUNDS Sgt. 1st Class Shane McCracken, who heads the U.S. Army's recruiting efforts for Lake and Sumter counties, reports that "Mother Army" just sent him two crackerjack NCOs to help with the mission. Staff Sgt. Genri Fletcher is a cannon cocker from Pennsylvania and California native Sgt. Maverick Shelton is an infantryman. Welcome to Central Florida, warrior leaders. What was the soundtrack from your war? Novelist James Webb used Credence Clearwater Revival and other 1960s musicians to punctuate his acclaimed Vietnam War tome, "Fields of Fire." If classic rock is your thing, you might drop by Leesburg's Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room on Oct. 12. Marine vet drummer Brian Bendel and guitar-playing Airman Larry Wright will be jamming with their brothers of the popular local band Bucket List. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years' Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKEustis High models strong service ties K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver

PAGE 7 | Saturday, September 29, 2018 A7 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Last week we looked at three men who approached God with a lack of faith, and yet God still helped them. Today we look at some men who tried to do the impossible, they tried to hide from God. Adam ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He realized he was naked, and then tried to hide from God when he came walking in the garden. Their game of hide and seek was quickly over. God knew they had eaten from the tree of knowledge and Adam and Eve were soon banished from the garden. Jonah is perhaps the most well known of men who played hide and seek from God. God told Jonan to go to the great city of NinevehŽ and to preach against it because of its wickedness. Jonah was a preacher who didnt want to preach. He was also prejudiced of the Ninevites and decided to run away from God. It was as futile as Adams attempt. He hopped a ship that set sail for Tarshish. It didnt take long before God began to thwart Jonahs plans. He set a great storm upon them. The boat was ready to sink and they found Jonah sleeping. He told them to throw him overboard. And you know the rest of that story. Im not sure if David ever ran away from God. But Im sure he thought about it. In Psalm 139 he wrote, Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.Ž David knew his God was with him always. Read the rest of Psalm 139 and learn what David knew in his heart. He knew the Lord searched him and knew him. He knew God knew when he sat and rose up. He knew God perceived his thoughts, his going out and lying down. He knew that God knew what he would say, before he said it. He also knew and was comforted that God hemmed him in going and coming and that his hand was upon him. Surely there was no place David could go and not be with God. But this didnt cause him anguish. It comforted him. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,Ž David said, too lofty for me to attainƒ I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.Ž Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him ats impossible to hide from God Rick ReedTODAY #BAGGS CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WIN 1 Ministries, 612 S. Bay Street in Eustis. $20. Details: www. GROWING IN CHRIST CLASS: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room C-D at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Lunch is provided. Register at church or call 352-259-9305. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-7354774 or SUNDAY "THE SCRIBE": At 6 p.m. at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 1703 Lewis Road in Leesburg. A drama/ musical about the life of Jesus Christ with Paul Pitts. Free with a freewill love offering. Call 352-326-5738. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to MONDAY OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-7280004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. GRIEFSHARE CLASSES: Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15. Register at 352-308-8229. MONDAY LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352259-9305 for information. WEDNESDAY SUMTER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: At 7:30 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at Oxford Assembly of God, U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. Call 352-748-6124 or email "NEXT SEASON OF LIFE" SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: www. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352728-0004 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. THURSDAY LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352259-9305 for information. FRIDAY HOLY HOUR AND HAPPY HOUR: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Beginners Shabbat Service followed by cocktails and traditional dishes. RSVP to 352-330-4466 or Go to for information. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or CHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Bloom's Baking House and Restaurant, 610 W. Main St. in downtown Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. SUNDAY, OCT. 7 RAMCORPS IN CONCERT: At 6 p.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Monrningside Drive in Leesburg. Christ-centered, visual brass and percussion ensemble made up of students from the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. MONDAY, OCT. 8 REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ridgeoutdoors. com. FRIDAY, OCT. 12 SHABBAT SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. GAME NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Bring your favorite game or learn a new game. SATURDAY, OCT. 13 PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. MONDAY, OCT. 15 CROHN'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. TUESDAY, OCT. 16 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Email tcarlyon@ THURSDAY, OCT. 18 RABBI ROUNDTABLE: At 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road in Wildwood. Go to bethsholom” SATURDAY, OCT. 27 SHABBAT SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. SATURDAY, OCT. 27 AND SUNDAY, OCT. 28 STAINED GLASS WINDOWS TOUR: From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. 5th Ave. Details: 352-383-2005 or MONDAY, NOV. 12 ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, on the corner of Mary and Lemon Streets in Eustis. BBQ chicken dinner for $10. Contact Diane Mullen at 352-343-9028 or Lisa Labud at 352-357-4358.CALENDARSan Francisco museum shows o modern Muslim womens fashionBy Janie HarThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye.But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the cov-ering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and lace scarf by Dolce & Gabbana; or a hood attached to a knee-length dress."Contemporary Muslim Fashions" opened last week at the de Young Museum with about 80 ensembles by nearly 60 designers from around the world, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The clothes are vibrant, elegant and playful, ranging from high-end couture to sassy streetwear.The people behind the installation, which is the first major museum exhibition of its kind, hope to spark a deeper understanding of the women who are part of the second-largest religion in the world."At a time when Muslim women are being increasingly targeted for using their fashion choices to assert their independence and identity, we hope that this exhibition will allow a positive review and examination of a commu-nity that's often talked about, but rarely given the chance to speak and present itself," said Gisue Hariri, one of two Iranian-born sisters whose architecture firm designed the galleries.The exhibit comes amid conflicts in Western countries over Muslim clothing.Denmark recently banned face veils in public, saying the move was critical to ensure public safety and uphold Danish values. Austria, Bel-gium and France have similar laws. In the U.S., President Donald Trump issued a ban on travel from several majority-Muslim countries.But the idea for the exhibition predated Trump's election, said Jill D'Alessandro, curator in charge of costume and textile arts for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which includes the de Young Museum.She said the seed was planted in 2016, when France was in an uproar over a ban on "burkini" swimsuits worn by some Muslim beachgoers. At the same time, D'Alessandro was seeing examples of chic "modest fashion" embraced by young Muslim women who wanted to express their religious piety."It was the dichotomy we were interested in," she said. "That was the kernel. It was like, 'Look at this. Isn't this so funny? They're so fashionable and yet people want to discuss what they can wear at the beach.'"Modest fashion has become a $44 billion industry, with more Western fashion houses catering to Muslim consumers.Last year, Nike introduced a headscarf made of high-tech fabrics. A Max Mara fashion show in 2017 featured a model in a hijab, her body wrapped in one of the company's long tailored coats „ a common look among wealthier Muslim shoppers.The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, an organization that studies American Muslims, released a poll that showed most women said they wear a hijab for reli-gious reasons. Only 1 percent said they were required to do so by family.Vibrant, elegant and playfulA hooded knee-length dress, left, is made by Sarah Elenany for Muslim girls who wanted to participate in the Scout Association of the United Kingdom. [ERIC RISBERG/AP] A number of headscarves and ensembles are seen in the exhibit Contemporary Muslim Fashions at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. [ERIC RISBERG/AP]


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, September 29, 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 ANOTHER OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWhen Florida lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year to make our schools safer in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, they included $67 million for school districts to train and arm non-instructional employees to serve as armed guardians,Ž with the authority to fire upon an active shooter. Most of Floridas 67 schools districts, including Marion, passed on the guardian program „ at least for now. As a result, there is $58 million earmarked for the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, named for a Douglas coach who lost his life protecting his students, just sitting in Tallahassee. The legislation included a mandate that every public school in Florida have an armed security person „ a police officer, a private security guard or a guardian. That meant a significant increase in school security costs, which, of course, the Legislature did not fully fund. Gov. Rick Scott earlier this month asked the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which can reallocate unused funds when lawmakers are not in session, to release the $58 million to help school districts offset the new, additional security costs, at least for this year. The answer from incoming Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker-designate Jose Oliva was a quick no, with Galvano explaining they want to give the guardian program more time to develop. We understand the Legislatures desire to give the guardian program a try, although we do not necessarily agree with it. But if the money were distributed proportionately among the 67 school districts, Lake County would stand to receive more than $900,000, enough to offset the additional costs it incurred to expand the number of school resource officers to meet the new laws mandate. Floridas school boards and its superintendents associations have both beseeched the budget commission to free up the money, to no avail. Scott, for his part, made the initial request but has dropped the ball after the legislative leaders rejection. Nearly a million dollars may not seem like much to Galvano, Olive and their colleagues, but the Marion County Public Schools could do something substantive with nearly a million dollars. There is no shortage of needs or projects. Galvano suggested shifting the money would be abandoning the guardian concept, but it really is a one-time, one-year request for money that simply is not being used for its intended purpose. The money is just sitting idle while school districts struggle to cover the expanded security costs. The Lake County School District, along with the Lake County Sheriffs Office and area police departments, have done an admirable job of complying with the law, manning each of its schools with a law enforcement officer. But having an extra $900,000 would be a welcome windfall. Galvano and Oliva call the shots in the Legislature and can free up our money „ and it is our money „ if they want. They should release this money for this year and return to the guardian idea in next years education funding plan. For now, having $58 million in education funds sitting idle, helping no one, is just not a prudent use of taxpayer dollars.OUR OPINIONRelease unused guardian funds What keeps Americans up at night? Hmm, there are many contenders, but here's w hat's not a worry right now: the economy, and most people's ability to get a job, keep a job or anticipate a raise. Look around, notice all the Now Hiring signs? Some evidence most of us didn't expect but ought to celebrate: The U.S. economy is growing at a 4.2 percent clip, far outpacing the 2 percent range of the post-recession era of Barack Obama's presidency. The unemployment rate is an astonishingly low 3.9 percent. That rate is at a near-record low for AfricanAmericans (6.3 percent) and Hispanics (4.7 percent). Jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, have tumbled to a 49-year low. Wages are rising, too. Median household income grew 1.8 percent in 2017 to an all-time high of $61,372. Democrats and Republicans are squabbling about who deserves credit for the good times. Is it President Donald Trump or his predecessor? Both Obama and Trump claim they are responsible, which is how you know the country is doing well. Under Obama, the U.S. recovered from the 2007-09 Great Recession and continued to grow, but expansion has hit a higher gear under Trump. The combination of tax cuts and deregulation is driving business investment and hiring. When employers feel positive about the future, they bet money on it. That's what's keeping the economy speeding along. Capital investment, which reflects spending on buildings and equipment, increased 19 percent in the first half of the year to $341 billion. R&D spending jumped 14 percent. "In the last 25 years, you've never had capital spending growth at that level," Goldman Sachs strategist David Kostin told CNBC. You can find the same good feeling among small business owners. In July, a small business optimism index from the National Federation of Independent Business hit the highest level in its 45-year history. Shoppers seem happy, too. Consumer confidence is at the highest level since October 2000, according to The Conference Board. About 25 pe rcent of households expect their incomes to rise in the next six months, also the highest level since October 2000. The biggest worry we've seen among employers: Bosses are having trouble finding enough people to hire. Big retailers are starting the seasonal hiring process earlier so they can nab enough employees. Target wants to hire 120,000 seasonal workers, 20 percent more than last year. How big a headache is hiring right now? This comment about the economy jumped out at us: "I almost welcome a slowdown. I can't find enough workers," Dan Holtz, an Elkhart, Ind., RV industry supplier, told The New York Times. Ah, but that which keeps Dan Holtz up at night allows millions of people to slumber. There are 6.9 million U.S. job openings, according to the Labor Department, while 6.2 million out-ofwork people are looking for employment. There are skill mismatches so not everyone will get his or her ideal job. Still, the country is in excellent economic shape. When Gallup recently asked Americans to identify the most important problem facing the U.S., just 12 percent cite some aspect of the economy. Just 12 percent. If Americans aren't complaining they've got to be satisfied. What's unclear is how expansion and job growth will factor into this fall's midterm elections. Republicans seem unable to galvanize behind a message that their tending of the economy is good for the country. Democrats want to change the subject, or relitigate the question of whether Trump or Obama should get credit. Come Nov. 6, American voters will have their say. From the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.ANOTHER OPINIONWho wins the Trump-Obama debate on jobs?Commissioners should not allow Confederate statue This letter is in response to the Lake County Commissioners reneging on their prior agreement to not support the statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith being placed in the Lake County Museum. This compromise is being promoted by commissioners Leslie Campione, Sean Parks, Tim Sullivan and Josh Blake. The statue was placed in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C., in 1922 to honor the continued repression of former slaves and their families in Florida. During this time, Jim Crow laws prevented blacks from equal access to education, public accommodations, etc. During this time, the Ku Klux Klan was very active in Florida with parades and cross burnings. Just how do you make a statue of a traitor (U.S. Army Officer) whose family owned slaves and committed treason by joining the Confederacy to divide our nation, to keep people enslaved, not allowed an education, not allowed to marry, were sold off and beaten to death or raped? Please tell me how this compromise will work. How many Lake County Cities have to pass resolutions stating they do not want this statue moved to Lake County? It is time for the Lake County Commissioners to listen to the citizens of this county and tell museum curator Bob Grenier that Gen. Smith must not be placed on Lake County property.Kathy Weaver, Clermont Commissioner Blake should focus on Lake history In his opinion on Sept. 18, County Commissioner Josh Blake says we are experiencing the most significant moral and cultural revolution in history. He is young and perhaps does not recall the Civil Rights struggles, which continue to this very day. I remember history and I know all too well the history of the Confederacy. I care not attempt to change history but I do want to assure the future never again repeats the racism and captivity of human beings that was the Confederacy. Most Confederate statues came about during the Civil Rights movement when the defeated South wanted to instill fear in its citizens of color. Blake lists artifacts in the Smithsonian and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Blake, those are not Lake County museums. Lake County should have artifacts about citizens and events in Lake County. Gen. Smith had zero connection to Lake County. The curator should gift the statue to the Smith family. Statues are to show reverence for and to deify the subject. Why does Blake and his ilk want to deify a treasonous traitor to the United States of America? A statue of someone who is not a LakerŽ is like adding in Lake a statue of Teresa Jacobs instead of Catherine Hanson; in Clermont, Buddy Dyer instead of Hal Turville. If this was the NFL, it is like Miami accepting a statue of Blake Bortles instead of Dan Marino or if the NBA, Orlando accepting Alan Iverson instead of Scott Skiles. It does not compute.Choice Edwards, Clermont People worked twice as hard this Labor Day Trumps administration has been bad for workers. Wages have gone down and prices have gone up, including healthcare. Jobs might be plentiful, but workers will need to work three of them to make ends meet. Trump hasnt brought back manufacturing and coal. He has harmed the clean energy sector, and his tariffs are killing jobs. Under no measure has the Trump presidency been good for workers. As usual, Trump tried to take credit for a success that is not happening. Donald Trump attacked workers on Labor Day because they refused to tell him that everything is fine. Americans are celebrating a day where they have to work twice as hard for the same low pay, which is not what workers meant when they held the first Labor Day parades more than a century ago.Alan Harris, Clermont


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, September 29, 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. By Steve ReedThe Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. „ Kurt Busch felt like a kid again this week.He spent two full days in a testing simulator, trying to figure out the best way to maneuver around the new rovalŽ course at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a hybrid of a road course and oval that has NASCAR drivers staying up at night pondering how to conquer it „ or at least a way to avoid crashing and advance to the next round of the playoffs.Busch may have found something in the testing that others are still trying to learn, beating out A.J. Allmendinger to take the pole for Sundays race in his No. 41 Ford.I turned 40 this year and there I am on the simulator acting like its a video game,Ž Busch said with a laugh. But you have to do those things.ŽBusch the said key is to not overdriveŽ in the next corner trying to pick up time lost in the previous corner.I think thats an important fundamental aspect of going into a new style of track,Ž Busch said.Busch called it really specialŽ to lead the field at the roval, his fourth pole of the season.The roval is unlike anything used before in NASCAR featuring a 17-turn, 2.28-mile course has a 35-foot change in elevation. It is going to require drivers to think outside the box, par-ticularly those who enter the elimination race in need of a good showing to advance to the round of 12.This track is really slick and its challenging in a lot of areas,Ž said playoff contender Erik Jones, who qualified 12th.Kurt Busch wins pole for playo Kurt Busch drives his car out of Turn 2 during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Friday. Busch won the pole position for Sundays race. [AP PHOTO/CHUCK BURTON] By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France „ Three matches in the books, three red points on the board, and Tiger Woods was still on the course.This was exactly the start the Americans wanted in the Ryder Cup. And then Europe finished even better.Four hours later, the cheers at Le Golf National ramped up to a feverish pitch as Europe swept all four matches Friday afternoon for a 5-3 lead. It was the first time Europe swept a session since 1989, and the first time ever at the Ryder Cup in foursomes."We didn't come here to win the foursomes," Francesco Molinari said. "We came here to win something else."Molinari and Tommy Fleet-wood were the only Europeans to play both matches, and they won them both. They combined for five birdies over their last seven holes to polish off Woods and Patrick Reed and salvage something from a morning that belonged to the Americans. FORLORN FINISHEuropes Francesco Molinari celebrates after winning a foursome match with his partner Tommy Fleetwood on the opening day of th e 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, on Friday. [AP PHOTO/MATT DUNHAM] US wastes strong start to fall into 5-3 hole at Ryder CupJordan Spieth of the US watches his shot during his foursome match with Justin Thomas on the opening day of the 42nd Ryder Cup, at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, on Friday. [AP PHOTO/LAURENT CIPRIANI] See NASCAR, B3 See RYDER, B3 By Gary B. GravesThe Associated PressFlorida State and Louisville hoped to be contending in the Atlantic Coast Conferences Atlantic Division at this point of the season.Instead, both are in search of their first conference victory when they met today (3:30 p.m., ESPN2). They are a combined 0-3 in league play.Theres definite frustration, theres no question about that,Ž said Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, whose team gained just 214 yards in a 27-3 loss at Virginia in its ACC opener. The yardage and scoring totals were lows for the Cardinals under Petrino.We have players that are competitors and certain things arent happening the way we expected, (or) they expected. ... The way you make confidence is you make plays, you have success,Ž Petrino said.Doing so requires addressing concerns on both sides of the ball, particularly at quarterback after ineffective play by the starter forced a switch for the third consecutive week. Malik Cunninghams first career start lasted just over a quarter in Charlottesville before he was replaced by Jawon Pass, who also struggled.Petrino hasnt said whether Pass or Cunningham will begin behind center against FSU but offensive consistency remains the mission.We have an understanding whos going to start and how were going to play him,Ž Petrino said. Louisville, FSU trying for 1st ACC victorySee FSU, B5Florida head coach Dan Mullen walks the sidelines against Tennessee last week in Knoxville, Tenn. Mullen takes his team to Starkville, Miss., today to face Mississippi State. [AP PHOTO/WADE PAYNE] By David BrandtAssociated PressSTARKVILLE, Miss. „ Coach Dan Mullens return to Starkville will grab most of the headlines when his Florida Gators travel to face No. 23 Mississippi State today (6 p.m., ESPN).But much more is at stake than an emotional reunion.Florida (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) and Mississippi State (3-1, 0-1) have already stumbled once during league play „ both against Kentucky „ and now face a game that could elimi-nate one program from being a surprise contender for an SEC title.Florida lost to Kentucky on Sept. 8, but has bounced back with two straight wins over Colorado State and Tennessee. Quarterback Feleipe Franks threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the road win against the Volunteers.The Gators now head to another road environment that will be at least as challenging.I think it comes with play-ing in the SEC, you go win a big game and the next week its even harder, you know what Im saying so its fun,Ž Franks said. I think our guys are up for the challenge.ŽMullens return will be hard to ignore. Mississippi States fan base has been looking forward to this game since November, when Mullen left Starkville after nine mostly successful seasons to lead Florida.Mullen returns with UF to face No. 23 MSUI think it comes with playing in the SEC, you go win a big game and the next week its even harder.ŽFeleipe Franks, Gators quarterbackSee GATORS, B5


B2 Saturday, September 29, 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. ESPN2 „ Formula One, VTB Russian Grand Prix, qualifying, at Sochi, Russia Noon CNBC „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Drive for the Cure 200, qualifying, at Concord, N.C. 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Drive for the Cure 200, at Concord, N.C. BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m. ESPNU „ FIBA, Women's World Cup, semi“ nal, at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC „ Syracuse at Clemson BTN „ Indiana at Rutgers CBSSN „ Army at Buffalo ESPN „ Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, at Arlington, Texas ESPN2 „ West Virginia at Texas Tech ESPNU „ Temple at Boston College FS1 „ Cent. Michigan at Michigan St. FSN „ Oklahoma St. at Kansas SEC „ Louisiana-Lafayette at Alabama 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Baylor at Oklahoma BTN „ Purdue at Nebraska CBS „ Tennessee at Georgia CBSSN „ Cincinnati at UConn ESPN2 „ Florida St. at Louisville ESPNU „ Pittsburgh at UCF FS1 „ Texas at Kansas St. 4 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Nevada at Air Force SEC „ Southern Miss. at Auburn 4:30 p.m. FOX „ Michigan at Northwestern 6 p.m. ESPN „ Florida at Mississippi St. 7 p.m. CBSSN „ Boise St. at Wyoming ESPN2 „ Virginia Tech at Duke ESPNU „ Iowa St. at TCU 7:30 p.m. ABC „ Ohio St. at Penn St. NBC „ Stanford at Notre Dame SEC „ South Carolina at Kentucky 8:30 p.m. FOX „ BYU at Washington 9:15 p.m. ESPN „ Mississippi at LSU 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Southern Cal at Arizona ESPNU „ Toledo at Fresno St. FS1 „ Oregon at California 1:30 a.m. (Sunday) ESPNU „ Alcorn St. at Southern (same-day tape) GOLF 5 a.m. NBC „ PGA of America/European Tour, Ryder Cup, Day 2 (foursomes, four-ball matches), at Saint-Quentin-enYvelines, France 5 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, PURE Insurance Championship, second round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. HORSE RACING 7 p.m. NBCSN „ Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, Awesome Again Stakes, Chanderlier Stakes and Rodeo Drive Stakes, at Arcadia, Calif.; Jockey Club Gold Cup, at Elmont, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. FOX „ Regional coverage, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs OR N.Y. Yankees at Boston 4 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco OR Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 6 p.m. SUN „ Toronto at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. FS1 „ Detroit at Milwaukee FS-Florida „ Miami at N.Y. Mets 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Oakland at L.A. Angels OR Texas at Seattle (games joined in progress) NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. NBA „ Preseason, Minnesota at Golden State SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, West Ham vs. Manchester United 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Hoffenheim vs. Leipzig FS2 „ Bundesliga, Schalke vs. Mainz 10 a.m. CNBC „ Premier League, Hudders“ eld Town vs. Tottenham NBCSN „ Premier League, Manchester City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 12:30 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund NBCSN „ Premier League, Chelsea vs. Liverpool 10 p.m. FS2 „ Liga MX, Monterrey vs. Tijuana AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBANK OF AMERICA ROVAL 400Fridays qualifying for Sundays race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, Concord, N.C.(Car number in parentheses)1. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 106.868 mph. 2. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 106.811. 3. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 106.800. 4. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 106.596. 5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 106.574. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 106.462. 7. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 106.332. 8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 106.104. 9. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 105.919. 10. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 105.556. 11. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 105.507. 12. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 105.409. 13. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 106.060. 14. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 105.807. 15. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 105.788. 16. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 105.749. 17. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 105.687. 18. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 105.681. 19. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 105.302. 20. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 105.189. 21. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 105.120. 22. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 105.095. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 104.884. 24. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 104.709. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 104.647. 26. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 104.620. 27. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 104.479. 28. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 104.352. 29. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 104.341. 30. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 104.033. 31. (15) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 103.936. 32. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 103.549. 33. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 103.260. 34. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 102.716. 35. (7) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 102.677. 36. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 102.034. 37. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 101.950. 38. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 101.089. 39. (51) Stanton Barrett, Ford, 100.255. 40. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 100.071. 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 previous ranking: RECORD PTS. PVS 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.) 47, North Carolina 10TodayNo. 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 SOUTHNorth Carolina A&T 31, South Carolina State 16 Miami (Fla.) 47, North Carolina 10 Presbyterian 10, Lindsey Wilson 0MIDWESTNorthern Iowa 33, Indiana State 0Fridays Games EASTPrinceton (2-0) at Columbia (2-0), late Rhode Island (2-1) at Harvard (2-0), lateSOUTHMemphis (3-1) at Tulane (1-3), lateFAR WESTUCLA (0-3) at Colorado (3-0), lateToday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. La.-Monroe (2-2) at Georgia State (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 State (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 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 2 1 .375 90 110 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 70 88 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 4 0 0 1.000 140 67 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 GameL.A. Rams 38, Minnesota 31Sunday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, ChicagoLATE THURSDAY RAMS 38, VIKINGS 31MINNESOTA 7 13 8 3 „31 L.A. RAMS 7 21 10 0 „38 First Quarter Min„Robinson 16 pass from Cousins (Bailey kick), 7:55. LA„Gurley 8 pass from Goff (Ficken kick), 1:55. Second Quarter Min„FG Bailey 37, 10:05. LA„Kupp 70 pass from Goff (Ficken kick), 9:28. Min„Robinson 17 pass from Cousins (Bailey kick), 8:04. LA„Kupp 19 pass from Goff (Ficken kick), 3:47. LA„Cooks 47 pass from Goff (Ficken kick), 1:26. Min„FG Bailey 39, :02. Third Quarter LA„FG Ficken 34, 5:21. Min„Thielen 45 pass from Cousins (Murray pass from Cousins), 3:35. LA„Woods 31 pass from Goff (Ficken kick), 1:09. Fourth Quarter Min„FG Bailey 40, 3:46. A„72,027. MIN LAR First downs 25 25 Total Net Yards 446 556 Rushes-yards 17-54 20-100 Passing 392 456 Punt Returns 0-0 1-4 Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-53 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 36-50-0 26-34-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-30 1-9 Punts 4-39.8 2-35.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-35 2-15 Time of Possession 32:14 27:46 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„Minnesota, Cousins 4-28, Cook 10-20, Thomas 1-4, Murray 2-2. Los Angeles, Gurley 17-83, Cooks 1-10, Goff 2-7. PASSING„Minnesota, Cousins 36-50-0-422. Los Angeles, Goff 26-33-0-465, Hekker 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING„Minnesota, Diggs 11-123, Thielen 8-135, Rudolph 5-57, Treadwell 4-47, Robinson 2-33, Murray 2-16, Ham 2-7, Morgan 1-3, Boone 1-1. Los Angeles, Kupp 9-162, Cooks 7-116, Woods 5-101, Gurley 4-73, Everett 1-13. MISSED FIELD GOALS„Los Angeles, Ficken 28. GOLF EUROPEAN TOURRYDER CUP EUROPE 5, UNITED STATES 3Friday at Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-EnYvelines, France; Yardage: 7,183; Par: 71FOURBALLS UNITED STATES 3, EUROPE 1Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, def. Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, Europe, 1 up. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, United States, def. Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen, Europe, 4 and 2. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, United States, def. Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, 1 up. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods, United States, 3 and 1.FOURSOMES EUROPE 4, UNITED STATES 0Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, United States, 3 and 2. Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, Europe, def. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, 4 and 2. Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, United States, 5 and 4. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, United States, 5 and 4.Todays Tee Times All Times EDT FOURBALLS2:10 a.m. „ Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, vs. Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, Europe. 2:25 a.m. „ Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, United States, vs. Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, Europe. 2:40 a.m. „ Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed, United States, vs. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe. 2:55 a.m. „ Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, United States, vs. Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm, Europe.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSPURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPAt Pebble Beach, Calif. Results were not in at press time 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 0Today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 -150 St. Louis +140 Los Angeles -235 At San Francisco +215 Pittsburgh -140 At Cincinnati +130 At Philadelphia -155 Atlanta +145 At New York -177 Miami +165 At Colorado -127 Washington +117 Arizona -135 At San Diego +125American LeagueAt Tampa Bay -235 Toronto +215 Houston (G1) -250 At Baltimore +220 Houston (G2) -240 At Baltimore +220 At Boston Off New York Off At Minnesota -135 Chicago +125 Cleveland -225 At Kansas City +205 At Los Angeles Off Oakland Off At Seattle -205 Texas +185InterleagueAt Milwaukee -255 Detroit +225COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At Buffalo 5 7 54 Army Cincinnati 17 17 58 At UConn At Mich. State 25 29 46 Cent. Mich. At E. Michigan 2 3 48 N. Illinois At Ball State 8 7 63 Kent State At Wake Forest 24 27 64 Rice At East Carolina 5 6 60 ODU At Georgia Tech 24 28 65 Bowl. Green At Boston Coll. 16 12 53 Temple At Clemson 18 25 64 Syracuse At App. State 21 24 56 S. Alabama At Duke 1 4 51 Va. Tech La.-Monroe 6 7 61 At Ga. State At Ohio 14 13 68 UMass At UCF 15 13 65 Pittsburgh At Kentucky Pk 1 51 S. Carolina At NC State 10 6 52 Virginia Indiana 13 16 49 At Rutgers At Air Force 10 4 64 Nevada Utah +1 1 49 At Wash. State At Arizona State 20 21 63 Oregon State At Washington 18 17 45 BYU At Fresno State 11 10 60 Toledo W Michigan +3 2 53 At Miami (OH) Florida State 4 6 45 At Louisville Ohio State 4 3 69 At Penn State Arkansas State 3 3 54 At Ga. Sthrn At Georgia 33 31 55 Tennessee At New Mexico 8 6 66 Liberty At Auburn 31 27 52 Sthern Miss At TCU 13 10 46 Iowa State At Alabama 53 49 68 La.-Lafayette At Oklahoma 27 23 67 Baylor At UTSA 11 10 45 UTEP Purdue 3 3 58 At Nebraska Texas 9 8 48 At Kan. State West Virginia 5 3 73 At Texas Tech At North Texas 7 7 63 La. Tech At UAB 15 16 53 Charlotte Oklahoma State 16 17 61 At Kansas Marshall 9 3 52 At W. Ky. At Miss. State 8 7 49 Florida At LSU 13 9 60 Mississippi At Troy 19 14 54 Cstl Carolina FAU 3 3 60 At Mid Tenn. Southern Cal 4 3 58 At Arizona Boise State 16 17 48 At Wyoming Hawaii 13 10 65 At SJSU At Notre Dame 2 5 52 Stanford Michigan 9 14 47 At Nwestern Texas A&M 19 21 58 Arkansas Oregon 5 2 58 At CaliforniaNFL SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At New England 9 6 48 Miami At Indianapolis Pk 1 47 Houston At Atlanta 5 3 53 Cincinnati At Green Bay 12 9 44 Buffalo At Dallas 4 3 44 Detroit At Jacksonville 8 7 38 NY Jets At Chicago 3 3 46 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 2 3 41 At Tennessee Seattle 3 3 39 At Arizona At Oakland 2 3 45 Cleveland At LA Chargers 10 10 46 San Francisco New Orleans 2 3 52 At NY Giants At Pittsburgh 3 3 50 BaltimoreMondayKansas City 3 4 55 At Denver Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLNational LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Activated C Bobby Wilson from the 10-day DL.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS „ Waived HB Tra Carson from the reserve/injured list with an injury settlement. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Promoted TE Mo Alie-Cox, RB Jeremy McNichols and DE Carroll Phillips from the practice squad. Waived LB Skai Moore and TE Erik Swoope. Placed OT-G Joe Haeg on the injured reserve list. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Promoted DL Darius Kilgo from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Assigned D Simon Benoit, Jacob Larsson, Steven Oleksy, Josh Mahura and Andy Welinksi; Gs Kevin Boyle and Jared Coreau; Cs Sam Carrick, Chase De Leo and Anton Rodin; and RW Corey Tropp to San Diego (AHL). BOSTON BRUINS „ Assigned Cs Ryan Fitzgerald and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, RW Jordan Szwarz and D Jakub Zboril to Providence (AHL) and C Jakub Lauko to RouynNoranda (QMJHL). Placed G Zane McIntyre on waivers. DALLAS STARS „ Assigned D Dillon Heatherington and Reece Scarlett to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Agreed to terms with D Jared McIsaac on a three-year entry-level contract. Assigned C Wade Megan to Grand Rapids (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS „ Placed G Al Montoya on waivers. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Assigned D Ty Smith to Spokane (WHL). Assigned Fs Kevin Rooney and Brett Seney to Binghamton (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS „ Assigned Cs Lias Andersson and Steven Fogarty; D Libor Hajek, Rob OGara and Ryan Lindgren; LW Michael Lindqvist and RW Ville Meskanen to Hartford (AHL). Placed D Chris Bigras, C Peter Holland, LW Cole Schneider and Gs Marek Mazanec and Dustin Tokarski on waivers. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS „ Loaned LWs Tyrell Goulbourne and Carsen Twarynski to Lehigh Valley (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS „ Assigned Gs Mikhail Berdin and Eric Comrie; D Sami Niku, Nelson Nogier and Peter Stoykewych; Fs Mason Appleton, Jansen Harkins, Skyler McKenzie, Kristian Reichel and CJ Suess to Manitoba (AHL). Placed D Cam Schilling and FsDennis Everberg, Seth Grif“ th, Nic Kerdiles and JC Lipon on waivers. 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 6 3 3 0 6 17 23 Tampa Bay 6 3 3 0 6 20 18 Buffalo 6 2 4 0 4 15 20 Ottawa 5 1 4 0 2 8 17 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 N.Y. Rangers 6 3 2 1 7 21 23 Philadelphia 7 3 3 1 7 21 20 Pittsburgh 5 2 2 1 5 18 13 New Jersey 5 1 2 2 4 12 16 Columbus 6 2 4 0 4 13 22 Washington 5 1 3 1 3 10 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Dallas 5 4 0 1 9 19 12 Winnipeg 7 4 3 0 8 25 27 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 5 1 4 0 2 15 20 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Calgary 9 4 2 3 11 35 34 Edmonton 6 5 1 0 10 30 16 Vegas 5 4 1 0 8 27 14 Arizona 6 3 2 1 7 20 20 San Jose 5 2 2 1 5 23 20 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.Thursdays GamesN.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2 Tampa Bay 6, Florida 2 New Jersey 5, Winnipeg 3 Ottawa 2, Chicago 1 Edmonton 3, Arizona 2, OT Calgary 4, San Jose 3Fridays GamesPittsburgh at Columbus, late Buffalo vs. N.Y. Islanders at Oshawa, Ont., late Carolina at Washington, late Detroit at Toronto, late Dallas at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Colorado, late Los Angeles at Vegas, lateToday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 Fridays GamesMelbourne United (Aus.) at Philadelphia, late Boston at Charlotte, lateTodays GamesPortland vs. Toronto at Vancouver, British Columbia, 7 p.m. Beijing Ducks at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Perth Wildcats (Australia) at Utah, 9 p.m.Sundays GamesMiami at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. Denver vs. L.A. Lakers at San Diego, 9:30 p.m. Sydney Kings (Australia) vs. L.A. Clippers at Honolulu, 9:30 p.m.Mondays GamesOrlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

PAGE 13 | Saturday, September 29, 2018 B3Rashon Scott rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and jemarious Maple added 11 yards and two touch-downs on six carries to go with four catches for 85 yards as Eustis jumped out quickly on the way to a 35-0 win at Poinciana on Friday night.T.J. Manuel added a picksix for the Panthers and scored on a 42-yard run.Eustis improved to 4-2 with the win and has won three in a row. Poinciana fell to 0-5.We came out and played well,Ž Eustis coach Mike Hay said. Coming off a big win last week (a 45-42 thriller over Mount Dora) it was important that we get off to a quick start tonight.ŽEustis did that by scoring on its opening possession. The Panthers defense then held Poinciana and Eustis took it in for a score and a 14-0 lead on its second possession.The score stayed at 14-0 for the rest of the half and then Eustis came out hot in the second half and put the game away.Eustis travel to South Lake next Friday. Ocala Vanguard 59, Leesburg 3Leesburg hung with Ocala Vanguard for a quarter, but the third-ranked Class 6A Knights took control with a 31-0 second quarter on the way to a 59-3 win at H.O. Dabney Stadium on Friday.The Yellow Jackets trailed 14-3 after a quarter in the Class 6A-District 5 game, but Vanguard seized a 45-3 lead at the half and added scores in the third and fourth quarter with a running clock for the final margin.Leesburg falls to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in district play. Van-guard improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the district.Leesburg travels to play Tavares next week. Mount Dora Christian 44, Santa Fe Catholic 16Two games into its Sunshine State Athletic Con-ference schedule and Mount Dora Christian Academy has two convincing wins to show for it.The Bulldogs came out scoring early and often, jumping out to a 37-0 lead in the first half and then scoring on the second half opening kickoff to take a 44-16 win over Santa Fe Catholic on Friday night in MDCAs first homecoming game.The Bulldogs had started the season 0-3 against tough competition designed to get them ready for SSAC play. That strategy appears to be working.The guys in the locker room never hit the panic button, even though other people might have,Ž MDCA coach Kolby Tackett said of the 0-3 start. We knew it would start clicking eventu-ally and it has. Weve still got some things to clean up, but tonight we had a complete game with offense, defense and special teams. Its not often I say that.This group of kids knows how to win.ŽMDCA goes on the road next week to face Seven Rivers Christian. The Villages 64, Crescent City 47Through its first four games this season, The Villages had been all about the defense.But on Friday night a defense that had recorded three shutouts in four games needed some help from the offense.The Buffalos offense deliv-ered in a big way.Putting up 28 points in the fourth quarter, The Villages turned back Crescent City in the second half for a 64-47 win.The Villages led 29-14 at the half and 36-26 after three quarters before the two teams traded score after score in the final quarter. But The Villages won that quarter as well, 28-21, to improve to 5-0 on the season. Crescent City fell to 4-2.The Villages hosts Umatilla next week. Wildwood 35, Pierson Taylor 7It was a slow start to the season for Wildwood this year, but things are starting to turn around in a hurry.The Wildcats rolled to their third win in four games with a 35-7 drubbing of Pierson Taylor on Friday night to improve to 3-3 on the season.Wildwood hosts Bronson next week in a Class 1A-Region 4 contest. Interlachen 23, Umatilla 6Umatilla played its closest game of the season but it wasnt enough in a 23-6 loss to Interlachen on Friday.The Bulldogs fell to 0-6 on the season while Interlachen improved to 2-3.Umatilla travels to play undefeated The Villages next week. East Ridge-Lake MinneolaA lightning delay of about two hours pushed kickoff back in the south lake rivalry to almost 9 p.m. on Friday. The game was not complete by press time. To see a story on the game, go to or check out Sundays Daily Commercial.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPEustis rolls to big win over PoincianaMount Dora Christian Academys Jack Hopkins scores a touchdown in a 44-16 win over Santa Fe Catholic on Friday in Mount Dora. [JOE OTT/CORRESPONDENT] They took down Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in the afternoon."It was a bit of a roller-coaster ride," European captain Thomas Bjorn said. "We know it's a marathon, and we're delighted with the way the day turned out because it was a fairly tough morning. We go home happy tonight, but we refocus and look forward to tomorrow."The change was noticeable in the body language.The Americans walked tall and had reason to feel as though nothing could go wrong, espe-cially Tony Finau. It was his amazing fortune that turned the tide in the morning. He and Brooks Koepka were 1 down to Justin Rose and Jon Rahm on the par-3 16th when Finau's 8-iron appeared headed for the water. Instead, it landed on the 12-inch wide boards that frame the green, soared into the air as the gallery gasped, and plopped down 3 feet from the hole.They wound up winning on the 18th when Rose hit into the water, the only time Finau and Koepka led all match.In the afternoon, the mood changed in the mild air and freshening wind. Spieth was shaking his head after all those putts that dropped in the morning slid by the edge of the cup in the afternoon. Ian Poul-ter's eyes grew wider with each hole he won with Rory McIlroy in the afternoon."You see a change in body language," U.S. captain Jim Furyk said. "I'm sure the Europeans' body language sig-nificantly changed to all smiles and boisterous and hugs and high-fives, and I'm sure the looks on some of my players were not quite the happiest, and dead opposite this morning."Furyk tried to see the big picture."It was four points out of 28 that we played for," he said. "We are not happy with it. I think we use it as motivation tomorrow."The Americans are trying to end 25 years of losing the Ryder Cup in Europe, and for one morning, it looked as though this might be the time. By the end of the day, the Americans were seeing blue, and plenty of it.Europe took the lead in every foursomes match and never let up. Rose teamed with old partner Henrik Stenson and dismantled Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler by winning five holes in a seven-hole stretch.Right behind them, McIlroy recovered from his awful morning by joining forces with European stalwart Poulter, who lived up to his reputation. They were 2 down early until Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson collapsed by losing four straight holes, three of them with bogeys.Phil Mickelson missed his first opening session since his rookie year in the Ryder Cup, and he was missing while in action during the afternoon. Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau were 7 down at the turn and did well to at least get to the 14th hole, where Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren closed them out.But this was more about Europe's great play. Garcia and Noren were 5 under at the turn, an astounding score on this golf course in these windy conditions.Thousands of fans, some of whom managed to get a seat for the opening tee shot in the grandstand that holds just under 7,000 surrounding the first tee, left Le Golf National chanting, cheering and singing over this wild turn of events.Many would have been happy for Europe to keep it close, especially after Finau's big break. The gallery was so stunned that it booed Finau as he approached the green, and he paused before rapping in the short birdie putt. "We'll take the breaks where we can get them," Finau said. "We needed one there."Behind them, Thomas and Spieth lost a 3-up lead, and then Thomas holed a 6-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to go 1 up. Spieth polished off their victory over Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton with a 3-foot par putt on the 18th.In his return to the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012, Woods quickly added to his losing record. Five days after Woods won the Tour Champi-onship for his first victory after four back surgeries, he and Pat-rick Reed went cold at the end. RYDERFrom Page B1 Denny Hamlin, one of four drivers on the outside look-ing in at the playoff race and in need of a strong finish Sunday, was one of several drivers who had problems adjusting to the new circuit that runs part of the race in the infield at CMS.He wrecked earlier in practice and qualifying and will start 27th.That came after Hamlin ran over the blue turtleŽ curbs designed to keep drivers off the chicanes and hit the wall in practice. He crashed again in qualifying, and „ sensing the urgency of the moment „ got out of the car and began helping his crew fix the damage to help him get back on the roval. THE BIG THREENASCARs Big ThreeŽ also struggled.Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. all failed to reach the final round of qualifying and will start outside of the top 12.To figure this place out is a little tricky,Ž Truex said, who has already secured a spot in the next round of the playoffs.Brad Keselowski, who is one of the hottest drivers in the field coming into the race, also failed to reach the final round. NO RIDE, NO PROBLEMThe front row consists of two drivers currently without rides next season.Busch wasnt retained by Stewart Haas Racing, and JTG Daugherty Racing announced Friday before the race that Ryan Preece would replace Allmendinger in the No. 47 Chevrolet next season.Ive got nothing to lose, (because) I dont have a job,Ž Allmendinger said. HENDRICKS GOOD RUNIt has been a disappointing season for the Chevrolets, who have just two wins. But Hendrick Motosports cars fared well in qualifying, placing three „ Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson „ in the top six. PRACTICE SESSIONThere was plenty of intrigue in the 50-minute practice session earlier in the day.Kyle Busch was fastest, but also received a penalty for driving through one of the chicanes on the course. Bubba Wallace spun out, and Aric Almirola went off the course entirely, hitting a tire barrier. Austin Dillon hit the tire barrier exiting the back-stretch chicane and heavily damaged his car. NASCARFrom Page B1 The Associated PressBATON ROUGE, La. „ LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot during a fight involv-ing several men early Friday near the campus of another university in his hometown of Baton Rouge. Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 a.m. and died from his wounds at a hospital, Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Cop-pola Jr. said.The shooting happened near Southern Universitys A.W. Mumford Stadium, where homecoming festivities are taking place this weekend.Police have begun circulat-ing a video of a fight among several men in a street which they believe led to the shoot-ing of Sims. Police did not identify Sims in the video but Coppola said police are primarily interested in iden-tifying a man seen wearing red pants with a white stripe.Investigators are looking to identify that individual, along with any others in the video, to see if they have further information on who is responsible for taking the life of Sims,Ž Coppola said. LSU basketball coach Will Wade, speaking alongside Athletic Director Joe Alleva at LSUs Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Friday morning, said This is your worst nightmare as a coach.ŽLSU basketball player killedIn this Feb. 20 photo, LSU forward Wayde Sims, left, defends against Vanderbilt forward Jeff Roberson during a game in Baton Rouge, La. Sims died after he was shot in Baton Rouge. [HILARY SCHEINUK/THE ADVOCATE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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THISDATEINBASEBALLSEPT.29 1954: WillieMaysmadehisfamousover-the-shoulder catchofVicWertzslongdrivetocenter“eldandpinchhitterDustyRhodeshomeredoffBobLemoninthe10th inningtoleadtheNewYorkGiantstoa5-2victoryover theClevelandIndiansinGame1oftheWorldSeries. 1986: MinnesotasBertBlylevenbrokeRobinRoberts1956 recordof46homerunpitchesinaseasonwhenhegaveup atwo-out,third-inninghomertoClevelandrookieJayBell. Itwasthe“rstmajorleaguepitchBellhadseen.Despite givinguptwomorehomers,Blylevenwasthewinnerwhen theTwinsralliedintheeighthfora6-5victory. 1987: DonMattinglysmajorleaguerecordsixthgrand slamoftheseasonbackedthefour-hitpitchingof CharlesHudsontoleadtheNewYorkYankeestoa6-0 victoryovertheBostonRedSox. 2001: SeattlesIchiroSuzukisetthemajorleague rookierecordforhitsinaseasonbuttheMarinersfell toOakland8-4.Suzukigothis234thhit,breakingthe previousrookiemarksetbyShoelessJoeJacksonwith Clevelandin1911. 2004: BobbyCoxbecametheninthmanagerinbaseball historytowin2,000gameswhenAtlantascoredfour runsintheseventhinningandbeattheNewYorkMets 2011: ChrisCarpenterandSt.Louiscompletedoneof themoreremarkablecomebacksinbaseballhistory, clinchingtheNLwildcardwithan8-0winoverHoustonandalaterlossbyAtlanta.TheCardinalsgottheir playoffspotwhentheBravesfelltoPhiladelphia4-3in 13innings.St.LouistrailedAtlantaby10gameson Aug.25.TheCardinalswon23oftheirlast31games. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Betts,Boston,126;Lindor,Cleveland,126;Mart inez,Boston,109;Ramirez,Cleveland,107;Bregman, Houston,104;Benintendi,Boston,102;Stanton,New Y ork,101;Springer,Houston,100;Trout,LosAngeles, 9 9;Chapman,Oakland,98. RBI: Martinez,Boston,127;Davis,Oakland,121; Encarnacion,Cleveland,105;Ramirez,Cleveland,105; Bregman,Houston,103;Bogaerts,Boston,100;Stanton, NewYork,97;Cruz,Seattle,96;Lowrie,Oakland,96; G allo,Texas,92. HITS: Merri“eld,KansasCity,188;Martinez,Boston, 185;Castellanos,Detroit,181;Lindor,Cleveland,181; Betts,Boston,178;Segura,Seattle,175;Brantley,Cleveland,173;Bregman,Houston,169;Haniger,Seattle,167; A ndujar,NewYork,166. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,51;Betts,Boston,47; C astellanos,Detroit,45;Bogaerts,Boston,44;Andujar, NewYork,43;Chapman,Oakland,42;Lindor,Cleveland, 4 2;Merri“eld,KansasCity,42;Piscotty,Oakland,41; Benintendi,Boston,40. T RIPLES: Kiermaier,TampaBay,9;Smith,TampaBay, 9 ;Sanchez,Chicago,9;Gardner,NewYork,7;Gordon, S eattle,7;Hernandez,Toronto,7;Span,Seattle,7;6 t iedat6. HOMERUNS: Davis,Oakland,47;Martinez,Boston, 4 2;Gallo,Texas,40;Ramirez,Cleveland,38;Trout,Los A ngeles,38;Cruz,Seattle,37;Lindor,Cleveland,37; S tanton,NewYork,37;Betts,Boston,32;Encarnacion, C leveland,32. S TOLENBASES: Merri“eld,KansasCity,42;Smith, T ampaBay,37;Ramirez,Cleveland,34;Betts,Boston, 3 0;Gordon,Seattle,30;Mondesi,KansasCity,30; A nderson,Chicago,26;Trout,LosAngeles,24;Lindor, C leveland,23;3tiedat21. PITCHING: Snell,TampaBay,21-5;Kluber,Cleveland, 2 0-7;Severino,NewYork,19-8;Porcello,Boston,17-7; C arrasco,Cleveland,16-10;Happ,NewYork,16-6;Price, Boston,16-7;Verlander,Houston,16-9;3tiedat15. ERA: Snell,TampaBay,1.90;Bauer,Cleveland,2.26; V erlander,Houston,2.60;Kluber,Cleveland,2.83;Cole, Houston,2.92;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.07;Morton,Houst on,3.18;Fiers,Oakland,3.31;Severino,NewYork,3.39; C arrasco,Cleveland,3.42. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,115;Yelich,Milwaukee,112; Carpenter,St.Louis,109;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,99;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,173;3tiedat170. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,43;Rendon,Washington, 43;Story,Colorado,42;Carpenter,St.Louis,41;Freeman,Atlanta,41;Albies,Atlanta,39;Baez,Chicago, 39;Arenado,Colorado,37;Cabrera,Philadelphia,36; Hoskins,Philadelphia,36. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,12;Baez,Chicago,9;Desmond,Colorado,8;Hamilton,Cincinnati,8;Nimmo,New York,8;Rosario,NewYork,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;4 tiedat7. 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. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,43;SMarte,Pittsburgh,33;Hamilton,Cincinnati,32;Cain,Milwaukee, 30;Inciarte,Atlanta,28;Story,Colorado,26;Jankowski, SanDiego,24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Peraza,Cincinnati,23;Rosario,NewYork,22. PITCHING: Lester,Chicago,18-6;Scherzer,Washington,18-7;Mikolas,St.Louis,17-4;Freeland,Colorado, 16-7;Nola,Philadelphia,16-6;Chacin,Milwaukee,15-8; Greinke,Arizona,15-11;5tiedat14. 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,3.11;Taillon,Pittsburgh,3.16; Greinke,Arizona,3.21;Corbin,Arizona,3.23.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague HoustonatBaltimore,ppd. N.Y.Yankees12,TampaBay1 Minnesota9,Detroit3 KansasCity2,Cleveland1,10inn. Texas2,Seattle0 NationalLeague Colorado5,Philadelphia3 N.Y.Mets4,Atlanta1 ChicagoCubs3,Pittsburgh0 SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague HoustonatBaltimore,3:05p.m. N.Y.YankeesatBoston,3:05p.m. OaklandatL.A.Angels,3:07p.m. Chi.WhiteSoxatMinnesota,3:10p.m. TexasatSeattle,3:10p.m. TorontoatTampaBay,3:10p.m. ClevelandatKansasCity,3:15p.m. NationalLeague AtlantaatPhiladelphia,3:05p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanFrancisco,3:05p.m. ArizonaatSanDiego,3:10p.m. MiamiatN.Y.Mets,3:10p.m. PittsburghatCincinnati,3:10p.m. WashingtonatColorado,3:10p.m. St.LouisatChicagoCubs,3:20p.m. Interleague DetroitatMilwaukee,3:10p.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. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos134515126178.346 JMartinezBos147560109185.330 AltuveHou13452584165.314 TroutLAA13746399145.313 BrantleyCle14055988173.309 Merri“eldKC15561987188.304 SeguraSea14258190175.301 WendleTB13748060144.300 CastellanosDet15460885181.298 AndujarNYY14656080166.296 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. YelichMil143563112181.321 GennettCin15357986181.313 CainMil13752287162.310 RendonWas13351787160.309 ZobristChC13644365137.309 FFreemanAtl15960894187.308 MartinezStL15052863161.305 MarkakisAtl15961577184.299 DickersonPit13349665148.298 DPeraltaAri14455075163.296 ThroughSept.27ShoutitoutTheCubsTommyLaStellareactsafterscoring againsttheCardinalsduringtheeighthinningFriday inChicago.[KAMILKRZACZYNSKI/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

PAGE 15 | Saturday, September 29, 2018 B5It doesnt do us any good to tell everybody that. But we do need to improve and get better there, and obviously everybody under-stands that.ŽLouisville has won the past two meetings and FSU wants to be ready for either QB „ or both„ to avoid a third straight loss to the Cardinals that would end any hopes of division contention. The Seminoles (0-2 ACC) hope to follow up their 37-19 nonconference win over Northern Illinois with a significant victory for first-year coach Willie Taggart. The Seminoles outgained NIU 473-221 and held NIU to just 6 yards rushing, their lowest total since lim-iting Colorado to minus-27 in 2007. Their run defense ranks 11th in FBS at 97.5 yards allowed per contest.Their next step is doing it again to string together wins for the first time.We have talent on this football team,Ž Taggart said. We as coaches have got to help teach them how to win again and play win-ning football.ŽOther things to watch as FSU visits Louisville: THE FRANCOIS FACTORSeminoles junior QB Deondre Francois has thrown for an ACC-best 1,083 yards and ranks second in yards per game at 270.8. He threw for a season-high 352 yards against NIU but faces a Cardinal pass defense ranked sixth in the ACC at 198 yards allowed per contest. GETTING HEALTHIERLouisvilles injuryplagued defense will welcome back sophomore linebacker Dorian Etheridge, who missed the past two games with a sprained ankle. Held out last week at Virginia as a precaution after dressing, hes eager to return after being a sideline spectator. I was seeing everything,Ž he said, talking to them out there and trying to be a good teammate. But its nothing like being out on the field.Ž RUSH HOURFSU needed 57 carries to gain 121 yards last week and enters with the ACCs next-to-last rushing attack at 102.75 yards per con-test. Cam Akers (274 yards) and Jacques Patrick (153) have combined for just one touchdown and Taggart acknowledged that its a work in progress. MOVING ONFSUs last visit here in 2016 ended with the emergence of Louisville QB Lamar Jackson as the Heis-man Trophy favorite after he accounted for 362 yards of offense and five touchdowns in a 63-20 rout. Jackson, then-FSU coach Jimbo Fisher and many players from both sides are gone and the memory of that game seems to have faded, at least for some remaining Seminoles. Thats the past,Ž defensive tackle Fred Jones said. We cant do nothing about that. But we can set up for our future.Ž FSUFrom Page B1Mullen had a 69-46 record with the Bulldogs and led the program to five straight weeks as the No. 1 team in the nation in 2014. The success helped galvanize the Mississippi State fan base and turned Davis Wade Stadium into a formidable home field advantage.Now I get to go back and I guess see what its like to be on the other sideline with the tradi-tion we created,Ž Mullen said.Mississippi States first-year coach Joe Moorhead said todays game will certainly be emotional for many of his players and that its their job to channel that emotion into positive energy and bounce back from last weeks 28-7 loss to Kentucky.I dont think you can dis-count the emotional part of it, but you have to manage that,Ž Moorhead said. People use different things for motiva-tion, and thats not for me to tell them what to use for their individual motivation.I know its not going to have a bearing or factor in the outcome of the game once the ball gets kicked off.ŽHere are some other things to watch when the Bulldogs host the Gators today: HAVE TO RUNMississippi States strength over the past few seasons has been a top-notch running game, but Kentucky shut it down last weekend. The Bulldogs managed just 56 yards on 28 carries. Even after the bad game against Kentucky, Mississippi State is averaging 247.8 yards rushing per game, which ranks third in the SEC and 18th nationally. CHASING TEBOWMississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald has 2,772 yards rushing in his career, which is the second-most for an SEC quarterback. He needs 176 yards against Florida to grab the top spot away from former Florida QB Tim Tebow, who ran for 2,947 yards. TFL TANDEMMississippi States Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons have combined for 14 tack-les for a loss in four games this season. In the 17 career games theyve played together, they have a combined 42 tackles for a loss. TURNOVER MACHINEFlorida leads the nation with 14 takeaways through four games after forcing just 17 turnovers all of last season. The Gators have scored 43 points off the turnovers, which include 10 forced fumbles. THE SERIESFlorida has a 33-19-2 record against Mississippi State in the all-time series, but the two programs have split the last six meetings dating back to 2000. Mississippi State has a 7-4 record against the Gators in Starkville. GATORSFrom Page B1Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) gets ready to throw against Tennessee last week in Knoxville, Tenn. [AP PHOTO/WADE PAYNE] Florida States Deondre Francois looks to pass against Syracuse on Sept. 15 in Syracuse, N.Y. [AP PHOTO/NICK LISI]


B6 Saturday, September 29, 2018 | BUSINESS Refreshing results?PepsiCo serves up its latest quarterly report card Tuesday. The maker of Gatorade, Mountain Dew and other beverages has made efforts in recent years to introduce new drinks that cater to healthier trends, but it continues to grapple with declining sales in North America. Wall Street predicts PepsiCo will report that its earnings and revenue improved in the third quarter versus a year earlier.Eye on hiringEconomists predict hiring in the U.S. slowed in September after rebounding the previous month. They expect the Labor Department will report Friday that nonfarm employers added 184,000 jobs in September. That would be down from a gain in August, when the economy added 201,000 jobs. The job market remains solid as the economy continues to expand at a healthy pace, fueled by tax cuts, confident consumers and increased business investment. Homebuilding bellwetherAfter a strong start this year, sales of new U.S. homes have recently shown signs of slowing. Sales of new homes rebounded in August after a two-month drop. Still, rising costs, a shortage of homes for sale and higher mortgage rates are pricing out many would-be buyers. How are these market trends affecting homebuilders like Miami-based Lennar? Find out Wednesday, when the builder delivers its third-quarter results. Nonfarm payrollsseasonally adjusted change in thousandsSource: FactSet0 100 200 300 S A J J M A 175 268 147 201 est. 1842018LEN 40 60 $80 $46.6918 $50.49Source: FactSet Operating EPSPrice-earnings ratio: 12 based on past 12-month results Dividend: $0.16 Div. yield: 0.3%Q3 17Q3 18$1.04 est. $1.18 208 Today 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 AS MJJA 2,880 2,920 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,913.98 Change: -0.02 (flat) 10 DAYS 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 AS MJJA 26,000 26,400 26,800 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,458.31 Change: 18.38 (0.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1550 Declined 1244 New Highs 53 New Lows 125 Vol. (in mil.) 3,370 Pvs. Volume 2,990 2,237 1,989 1537 1294 78 73 NYSE NASDDOW 26515.76 26383.57 26458.31 +18.38 +0.07% +7.04% DOW Trans. 11406.00 11344.48 11379.36 -4.88 -0.04% +7.23% DOW Util. 720.67 711.39 720.60 +10.35 +1.46% -0.38% NYSE Comp. 13121.35 13065.93 13082.52 -23.20 -0.18% +2.14% NASDAQ 8065.06 8015.87 8046.35 +4.39 +0.05% +16.56% S&P 500 2920.53 2907.50 2913.98 -0.02 ...% +8.99% S&P 400 2025.13 2008.13 2019.55 +6.86 +0.34% +6.26% Wilshire 5000 30326.80 30189.32 30259.82 +8.95 +0.03% +8.87% Russell 2000 1699.78 1686.99 1696.57 +6.04 +0.36% +10.49% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Brown & Brown BRO 23.65 31.55 29.57 -.01 ... t t s ... +22.3 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.19 +.18 +0.4 t s s +0.7 +6.5 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.41 +.19 +0.5 t t s -11.2 -6.8 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.55 124.00 111.19 -.09 -0.1 t t s +15.8 +43.9 22 3.00 Disney DIS 96.80 117.90 116.94 +.90 +0.8 s s s +8.8 +18.6 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.21 25.21 11.29 -.24 -2.1 t t t -35.4 -50.7 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 42.92 -.11 -0.3 t t t -27.6 -14.2 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 129.86 170.54 169.21 +2.01 +1.2 s s s +19.5 +29.1 30 2.74f Home Depot HD 159.75 215.43 207.15 +.31 +0.1 t s s +9.3 +31.0 27 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 151.21 -.29 -0.2 t s s -1.4 +8.2 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.35 114.82 +.32 +0.3 t s s +23.5 +46.7 24 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.15 +.20 +0.9 t t t +25.1 +17.0 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 167.60 +2.01 +1.2 t t s +7.3 +16.2 12 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 111.80 +.75 +0.7 t t s -6.8 +3.1 35 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 66.79 -.44 -0.7 t t s +3.4 +16.3 13 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 93.91 -.22 -0.2 t t s -4.9 +21.3 22 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.98 +.13 +0.5 t t s -7.4 -17.2 34 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks ended back where they started Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years. Electric car maker Tesla plunged after federal regulators moved to oust CEO Elon Musk follow-ing his tweet last month saying that he was close to a deal to take Tesla private.Health care companies did better than any part of the market during the third quarter and they continued to rise Friday, while technology companies rose as chipmakers also traded higher. Facebook said it discovered a security breach in which 50 million accounts were accessed by unknown attackers, and its stock fell again, ending its worst quarterly run in six years.Global banks fell and European stocks skidded after Italys new govern-ment announced a big increase in spending. Italys main stock index fell almost 4 percent as investors worried that the governments plan will lead to a clash with European Union leaders who want Italy to reduce its debt level.Through the third quarter, pain in other markets led to gains for U.S. stocks, and that was true again Friday. The S&P 500 rose 7.2 per-cent, its biggest increase since the end of 2013.One reason is that investors are worried about other regions, especially emerging markets. The currencies of Turkey and Argentina both dropped during the quarter and investors worried that their currency and economic problems would harm the rest of the world. The S&P 500 index inched down 0.02 points to 2,913.98. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 18.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 26,458.31. Strong quarter ends on a quiet note MARKET WATCHDow 26,458.31 18.38 Nasdaq 8,046.35 4.39 S&P 2,913.98 0.02 Russell 1,696.57 6.05 NYSE 13,082.52 23.20COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,191.50 9.20 Silver 14.623 .422 Platinum 818.70 8.40 Copper 2.7870 .0225 Oil 73.25 1.13MARKET MOVERS€ Tesla Inc.: Down $42.75 to $264.77 „ The Securities and Exchange Commission sought the removal of CEO Elon Musk, saying he committed securities fraud by misleading investors. € J.C. Penney Co.: Down 7 cents to $1.66 „ The struggling retailer said its chief “ nancial of“ cer, Jeffrey Davis, is leaving the company.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONUS consumer spending up 0.3 pct in AugustU.S. consumer spending edged up a moderate 0.3 percent in August as sales of cars and other durable goods fell. A key gauge of inflation slowed slightly after its biggest annual gain in six years.The rise in spending represented a slowdown from gains of 0.4 percent in both June and July, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Consumer spending is closely watched because it accounts for two-thirds of economic activity.The government reported Thursday that the overall economy, as mea-sured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the best in nearly four years.LONDONUnderlying in” ation in eurozone remains lowUnderlying inflation across the 19-country eurozone remains stubbornly low, official figures showed Friday, in what is likely to be a disappointment to policymakers at the European Central Bank who have been predicting a pick-up.Statistics agency Eurostat said Friday that the core rate of consumer price inflation, which strips out volatile items like energy and food, fell to 0.9 percent in the year to September. The Associated PressTesla CEO Elon Musk could be ousted from the company amid accusations that he duped the electric car makers stockholders. [CHRIS CARLSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]Tesla faces a reckoning with CEO Elon Musks job in jeopardyBy Michael Liedtke and Tom KrisherThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ The very attributes that have fueled a mania around Elon Musk „ his vision, brash personality and willingness to take risks „ could prove to be his downfall.The Tesla CEO who made his fortune and his renegade-genius reputation by bursting through the barriers of con-ventional thinking faces a humiliating comedown as government regulators try to oust him from the company in a lawsuit accusing him of duping the electric car makers stockholders.But extracting Musk from the company he has become synonymous with could dev-astate Tesla. Musks fans maintain that Tesla would be insane to get rid of him, arguing it would go down as a huge mistake similar to the one Apple made in 1985 when it ousted its own visionary founder, Steve Jobs, only to bring him back with the company on the brink of bankruptcy 12 years later.People who create disruptive companies tend to be somewhat abnormal, and that is what leads to these Herculean accomplish-ments,Ž said Keith Rabois, a venture capitalist who used to work with Musk during one of his early incarnations at PayPal. They are all a little bit off central casting in their own way, but that sort of is what lets them walk through these walls or over these walls when most people are terrified.ŽThe Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against Musk on Thursday, alleging he falsely claimed in an Aug. 7 tweet that he had secured financ-ing to buy out Tesla and take it private at $420 per share, a substantial premium over the stock price at the time.The SEC is asking a federal court in New York to bar Musk from serving as an officer or director of any public company. The case is not expected to go to trial until early next year.The fraud case comes amid a squall of disquieting tweets and other troubling disclosures that have raised questions about whether Musk should remain at the helm of Tesla, a company valued at $46 billion.Musk has gone from look-ing like the visionary genius to looking like the out-of-control guy who probably is on the borderline of a break-down,Ž said Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.Even before the SEC went after his job, Musk had raised hackles by ridiculing stock market analysts for posing fairly standard questions about Teslas shaky finances, and then called a diver who helped rescue 12 boys on a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave a pedophile, triggering a libel lawsuit against himself.The challenges already facing Tesla might become even more daunting without Musk as CEO because its for-tunes are inextricably tied to those of its leader.Musks charisma and accomplishments as a disrupter of several industries are worth $130 per share „ or about $22 billion „ to Tesla, Barclays analyst Brian John-son wrote in a note. He called it the Musk premium.ŽGiven that Tesla has mostly lost money through-out its history and has had trouble meeting its own production targets while burning through cash, the companys stock could be in danger of cratering without Musks aura.That, in turn, could make it more difficult to raise more money to stay alive, particu-larly in the coming months, with $1.3 billion in debt pay-ments coming due by early next year. It could also scare off con-sumers who are being asked for large deposits when they order the futuristic electric cars. And it could make parts suppliers skittish about doing business with the company.Investors are already shuddering over what a Musk-less future might bode for Tesla.The companys stock plunged nearly $43 on Friday, or almost 14 percent, to $264.77, erasing $7 billion in shareholder wealth. Barclays Johnson is predicting Teslas stock will fall to $210.Thats a 44 percent decline from where the shares ended just hours after Musk tweeted over the summer that he had secured funding for a buyout.At a crossroads

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The affordable housing industry is in a quandary as to how to define tiny houses, as well as smaller affordable homes. In my view, a tiny house is less than 300 square feet for off-grid living, while a smaller affordable home is a site-built house that ranges from 600 to 1,000 square feet and is connected to utilities. Although there is a move afoot to develop tiny house communities, doing so will save homeowners little money while diminishing the long-term value of the property. It is time for communities across the country to look hard at how they can provide affordable housing for everyday working people. For a tiny house to be produced in a cost-effective manner, the home must be constructed in scale at a manufacturing facility. A site-built tiny house saves little money. For the homeowner that wants a tiny house that is affordable, includes all amenities and can be used off the grid, I suggest buying a RV. Campers, motor homes and RVs are a much better value than a tiny house because you can relocate it if you must. Plus, their technology and amenities are wonderful, and they can be easily resold. One reason why housing construction starts have not risen to the levels before the housing boom is that people have already discovered the value of living in a recreational vehicle or camper. Just look around Lake and Sumter counties at the huge number of RVs being sold and the occupancy rate at local RV parks. The real answer to the affordable housing crisis | Saturday, September 29, 2018 C1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 GARDENINGHELPFUL FALL TIPSThe experts at Bonnie Plants o er tried-and-true tips for fall gardening: € Consider raising the soil level about 8 inches to encourage proper drainage. Fill the bed with a soil mix speci cally formulated for raised beds or use a mix of native soil and compost. € Pay close attention to plant tag information for light requirements, spacing and days to maturityŽ for varieties selected. € To extend the harvest in colder climates, consider a cold frame, which protects plants long a er unsheltered veggies start to fail. CLEANINGPREP FOR WINTERHouseLogic o ers some tips for cleaning out the dirt before winter comes. € Wash and disinfect garbage cans and wastebaskets with a solution of vinegar and water. € Turn over furniture and vacuum the bottoms to get rid of the dust bunnies. € Winterize your entry with items like boot scrapers and outdoor mats. DESIGNEXTERIOR MAKES IMPACT Your homes exterior gives o a powerful rst impression. A recent poll conducted by vinyl siding brand Mastic by Ply Gem showed that only half of homeowners say their homes exterior re ects their personality. This is surprising since 81 percent say a homes exterior shapes their impression of the homeowner. „ Brandpoint Task lighting in spaces such as kitchens is especially important. [DESIGN RECIPES] Designer o ers tips on enhancing spaces and molding moodsBy Cathy HobbsTribune News ServiceLighting often plays a critical role in enhancing spaces and molding moods, whether the environment is one for relaxation, sleep or work. From decorative to ambient and task lighting, many homeowners may ask: Does my home have enough light? A general rule of thumb is to try to use as much natural light as you can, whether it means adding windows or doors to a room, or making solid surfaces more transparent.Here are other nuances and lighting rules to follow to keep your space properly illuminated.1. Decide what mood you wish to create and illuminate a room accordingly. In spaces such as bedrooms, a table lamp or a simple reading lamp may suffice.2. Create multiple light sources in larger spaces. A large space may require a table lamp, floor lamp and a ceiling pendant.3. Use task lighting, especially in areas such as kitchens.4. Consider placing some of your light fixtures on dimmers. This will allow you to moderate light levels depending on the time of day.5. Purchase fixtures that require multiple bulbs. Choos-ing a fixture that requires two, three or perhaps more bulbs will automatically increase the output.6. Purchase high wattage bulbs. Not all fixtures will allow it, but when possible choose bulbs in which the output is 75 or 100 wattage.7. Don't overdo it. Avoid a space cluttered with too many floor or table lamps.8. When possible, add recessed lighting. This is always easier when building or renovating a home, but it can go a long way in creating a space that is evenly lit.9. Opt for energy-efficient bulbs.10. Try to illuminate hallways, pathways and stairwells with sufficient light for safety. Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Awardwinning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at or visit her website at there be light Don MagruderAROUND THE HOUSEThe case against tiny houses, and for smaller homesDont confuse small houses with tiny houses, which are the mobile, micro dwellings all the rage right now. Small houses are apartmentsized, site-built cottages between 400 and 700 square feet. [SUBMITTED] See HOUSE, C2In bedrooms, ” oor lamps help add supplemental lighting. [DESIGN RECIPES]


C2 Saturday, September 29, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comin America is a smaller workforce home like the factory and mill homes of the 1940s and 50s. It's barebones, no-frills housing that has minimal building code requirements to keep costs down. Public utilities are a must to allow for much smaller lots and to scale out costs in utility infrastructure. The state of Florida cannot require this type of home be constructed with the same building codes and standards as a $300,000 house or it will not work. When it comes to housing, Florida government bureaucrats do not seem to understand that not everyone can afford a Cadillac „ some people have to drive a Corolla. Smaller, starter homes that are affordable are the first rung of the housing ladder. This type of home gives new homeowners an opportunity to build real wealth and a sense of community. A community that adopts the multi-family rental model for workplace housing will have more crime and problems sustaining its identity. Home ownership provides a sense of investment in the community, which leads to pride and commitment. More importantly, a community can have real land planning for affordable home developments so that resources like schools, utilities and community services can be adequately provided. People trying to live and raise a family in a tiny house that is less than 300 square feet will quickly grow tired. The tiny houses of today will probably end up being the storage sheds of the future. A lot money is being invested and wasted in homes that have little future. At least those new homeowners who are investing in the RV model of first-time homebuying will have something they can take on vacation in years to come. Here is the bottom line: Before building or buying a tiny house, go look at a recreational vehicle or camper. Chances are youll be happier and more comfortable. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. HOUSEFrom Page C1 I was proud to see former Lake County Extension Director Lloyd Singleton receive the 2018 Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association volunteer of the year award. When the FNGLA recognizes faculty from the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, it validates our service to production agriculture in Florida. Lloyd is an example of remarkable devotion to the green industry. It all started in his first month on the job eight years ago as an extension horticulture agent in Sumter County. As so often happens, IFAS was in the right place at the right time to help respond to two big challenges: € A high recidivism rate among inmates at the federal correctional institution in Sumter County. € The green industrys need for trained, certified landscape and nursery professionals. The UF/IFAS-FNGLA response: horticultural training for inmates. Lloyd and his team have been going behind the barbed-wire perimeter of the Coleman Federal Correctional Institution for seven years teaching inmates how to care for turfgrass, palms, ornamental plants, fruit and vegetable crops. FNGLA, and specifically Merry Mott, have worked together with Lloyd to create and maintain a successful training program. Im glad to announce that Lloyd will still be involved with the inmate training program even though he has taken a job at North Carolina State University Extension. He will continue to be a coleader of the local program, working four to six hours a week. Hell also visit several times a year. UF/IFAS Extension education and training specialist Susan League, who has done much of the teaching inside FCI Coleman, recalls being told when she started, If you hear a loud bang, hit the ground and stay on the ground.Ž Putting pruning sheers into the hands of an inmate can also be a delicate task, and studentsŽ can disappear at any moment because of a transfer, quarantine or lockdown. Suffice it to say, its a different atmosphere than the UF campus. Lloyd and Susan worked together to design a curriculum of rigorous, hands-on training that prepares inmates for a career on the outside. What we might call the final exam is the FNGLA professional certification test. To pass, a test taker needs to be able to identify more than 200 plants and answer questions about green industry best management practices. Lloyd knows from his long experience in the private sector in the green industry before joining UF/IFAS that FNGLA members have been welcoming to job candidates who acknowledge past mistakes and are trying to atone for them. The federal government tries to slow the revolving door of recidivism by offering employers a $2,400 tax credit for hiring one of the training programs graduates. Recidivism is a bedeviling problem, but studies have shown that education of inmates reduces inmates probability of returning to prison. As one program graduate put it, Lloyds class keeps my mind alive.Ž FNGLA members can see this. Several of them come inside the barbed wire with Lloyd each year to do mock interviews. More than once, a landscape professional has left a business card with an inmate and an invitation to call for a job when he gets out. The strong partnership between UF/IFAS and FNGLA is possible because of a shared value. The people in both our organizations believe that people deserve a second chance, a shot at redemption and that education and gainful employment are those second chances. If we didnt see the potential for transformation through education, we wouldnt be a university. If we didnt work so closely with stakeholders such as FNGLA, we wouldnt be a land-grant university. UF/IFAS and FNGLA both grow plants, an economy, and a way of life. When we work together on initiatives like Lloyds we aim to grow a little better world. Jack Payne is the University of Floridas senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.FROM THE EXTENSIONSingletons inmate program making a di erence J a c k P a y n e Jack Payne Former Lake County Extension Director Lloyd Singleton recently received the 2018 Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association volunteer of the year award. [SUBMITTED] UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension has a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to teach vocational horticulture at the Federal Correctional Center in Coleman „ the largest federal correctional facility in the United States. [SUBMITTED] By Dean FosdickThe Associated PressTime to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast. Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter „ decayed and drab but serviceable. Displaying a messy yard may not win any good-neighbor awards, but entomologists say our vital but dwindling insect pollinator populations would be much better off. People are increasingly recognizing the value of having good habitat throughout the seasons,Ž said Deborah Landau, a conservation ecologist with the Maryland/D.C. chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Sometimes its hard to make the connection with the insects you see in the garden in the warm months with the dried litter remaining when it cools, but its important to keep that structure going through winter,Ž Landau said. Such structure includes standing stalks of dead plants, especially under flower heads, where butterflies seek shelter. It also includes layers of leaf litter that collect to protect larvae, egg masses, hibernating wild bees, dormant spiders and many other beneficial insects. Cavity-nesting bees may have made their home in old canes of raspberries and perhaps some ornamental grasses,Ž said Rebecca Finneran, a consumer horticulture educator with Michigan State University Extension. These two items usually are not cleaned up until spring anyway, but they also can be preserved by placing them (upright) in an out-ofthe-way location such as behind a compost pile, and the larvae will still hatch. The main thing is not to destroy the stems,Ž she said. Pollinator cautions aside, which autumn landscape chores are most important, and which can safely be left until spring? Build a priority list. Consider: € Giving your yard at least one last soaking before reeling up the hoses for winter. € Planting a cover crop and adding new perennials including bulbs, trees and shrubs at a time when fall moisture can help establish their root systems. € Removing ailing plants to help with disease control during the upcoming planting season. € Not disturbing bare soil where many wild bee species, including bumblebees, overwinter in small nests. Many of our groundnesting species will not be bothered by a general cleanup, but I will tell you that I had bumblebees working my late-blooming coral bells up until frost,Ž Finneran said. € Delaying tilling. Put nature to work through winter with earthworms. € Postponing pulling up your summer annuals and chrysanthemums until spring. Theyll trap whatever leaves blow by, creating their own enriching mulch while shielding insects. What I tell people concerned about how things might look is just clean up in the front yard and let things go in the back,Ž Landau said. Remove any layers of material from the garden that might have fungus in it. But if its simply dead, leave it alone.Ž Brush piles are great wintertime protection for a variety of wildlife species, and the more you can leave them untouched, the better, she said. Otherwise, you might unearth or squash insect larvae. Leave at least a little corner of the property intact,Ž Landau said. Any little bit will help since you have insects living in your garden the year-round.Ž Online: For more about caring for pollinators, see this brochure from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: article/en/c/1127922/ You can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick@netscape.netTo protect pollinators, go easy on the fall garden cleanupThis Sept. 2 photo shows a brush pile taken near Langley, Wash. The pile is an example of a gardener trying to provide wintertime protection for a variety of wildlife species in his yard, including pollinators. [DEAN FOSDICK VIA AP]

PAGE 23 | Saturday, September 29, 2018 C3By Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostCarole Bergmann pulls her small parks department SUV into an aging 1980s subdivision in Germantown, Maryland, and takes me to the edge of an expansive meadow. A dense screen of charcoal-gray trees stands between the open ground and the backyards of several houses. The trees are callery pears, the escaped offspring of landscape specimens and street trees from the neighborhood. With no gardener to guide them, the spindly wildlings form an impenetrable thicket of dark twigs with three-inch thorns. Bergmann, a field botanist for the Montgomery County Parks Department, extricates herself from the thicket and in the meadow shows me that what I take to be blades of grass are actually shoots of trees, mowed to a few inches high. There are countless thousands, hiding in plain sight in Great Seneca Stream Valley Park. If it were not cut back once a year, the meadow would become like the adjacent screen, wall upon wall, acre upon acre of blacklimbed, armored trees worthy of Sleeping Beautys castle. You cant mow this once and walk away, said Bergmann, who began her 25-year career in the department as a forest ecologist but has been consumed by an everpressing need to address the escape of the Bradford pear and other variants of callery pear, a species that originated in China, along with other invasive exotics. The U.S. Agriculture Department scientists who gave us the Bradford pear thought they were improving our world. Instead, they left an environmental time bomb that has now exploded. From the 1960s to the 1990s, the callery pear was the urban planners gift from above. A seedling selection named Bradford was cloned by the gazillion to become the ubiquitous street tree of Americas postwar suburban expansion. The Bradford pear seemed to leap from an architects idealized rendering. But in this case, reality outshone the artists vision. It was upright and symmetric in silhouette. It exploded with white flowers when we most needed it, in early spring. Its glossy green leaves shimmered coolly in the summer heat, and in the fall, its foliage turned crimson, maroon and orange a perfect New England study in autumnal color almost everywhere it grew. And it grew everywhere. It flourished in poor soil, wet or dry, acidic or alkaline. It shrugged off pests and diseases, it didnt drop messy fruit like mulberries or crab apples. Millions of Bradford pears would be planted from California to Massachusetts and would come to signal the dream and aspirations of postwar suburbia. Like the cookie-cutter suburbs themselves, the Bradford pear would embody that quintessentially American idea of the goodness of mass-produced uniformity. But like a comic book supervillain who had started off good, the Bradford pear crossed over to something darker. It turned from thornless to spiky, limber to brittle, chaste to promiscuous, tame to feral. Most of all, it became invasive. It is now an ecological marauder destined to continue its spread for decades, long after those suburban tract houses have faded away. Generations yet to be born will come to know this tree and learn to hate it.Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree, but it became a nightmareBy Bonnie S. BenwickThe Washington PostIt began quietly enough. I could have sworn I heard muttering among the boxes Id never unpacked the ones in the house Id fled to on the way to ending a marriage. The grown children let me know they no longer needed designated bedrooms or their old yearbooks. Then my BFF since college, who manages senior care in Florida and has therefore seen the future, told me right out loud: You need to move before you need to move. Got it. That meant downsizing. I belong to the boomer generation, the majority of whom are choosing to age in place in their original residences rather than moving into something smaller. The downsizing required for such a move means getting rid of decades worth of possessions. Trouble is, the older you get the less likely it is that you will deal with divesting yourself of all that stuff. In a study published in the Journal of Gerontology, after age 70, only about 30 percent of the survey sample had done anything to give away, discard or donate things they no longer used. I didnt want to leave that job for others; see grown children, above. As it turns out, parting with end tables was easy. Dismantling my kitchen existence sliced into my soul a little. It had spread beyond the confines of cupboards to a sideboard, a china cabinet, shelving in the basement and several of those judgy boxes. Things were far short of a hoarding situation, to be clear. I preferred to view my stockpots, small appliances, canning jars and sets of dishes as the trappings of a cooking life well lived, with options for entertaining and occasional fruit dehydrating. I feel truly at home in a kitchen, you see, no matter whom it belongs to and its dimensions be damned. So much can happen there. That partygoers in venues great and small always congregate in the room with the refrigerator never surprises me. I have had the privilege of refurbishing and renovating and planning a few kitchens of my own. The process can be trying in a First World, tiny-violin kind of way. Your meal prep is limited, you rinse dishes in the bathroom sink. Before the paint has dried you will find something you should have done differently. But I never minded all that. Before I could even think about tackling the 800-pound Larousse Gastronomique in the room, I sought guidance. My pal Cathy Barrow and her husband, Dennis, were living the downsizing dream. Starting with a much greater inventory than mine, she reduced the extent of her kitchen belongings quite methodically. By half. She and her contractor and Ikea managed to create a functional yet tidy footprint based solely on what had been kept. Her previous kitchen was big and filled with light. A real beaut. But though Cathy had lovely things, did she really need them all? Family heirlooms eschewed by younger kin were sold. Gifted niceties such as ice buckets and cheese spreaders found new homes. On the other hand, her Le Creuset collection earned a display shelf in her new world order, constructed to fit just those pieces. Organization is key, she said. In her new kitchen, a 20-foot-long bank of plain cabinet doors opens to reveal large pullout drawers that are each filled with a purpose: baking, preserving, silverware and so on.Kitchen con dential: How I downsized the most important room in the houseWashington Post deputy Food editor/recipes editor Bonnie S. Benwick has made the most of her renovated downsized kitchen with a variety of space-saving storage techniques. [MIKE MORGAN/ FOR THE WASHINGTON POST]




DEAR ABBY: Our father died nine months after his diagnosis with cancer. Within six months of his funeral, our stepmother of 20-plus years had begun a new relationship. She sold her and Dad's home and belongings and moved across the country, leaving behind her children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Although she promised to keep in touch with everyone, she hasn't. She has made no effort to reach out to her stepfamily over the last year and a half, not even her grandchildren. We are perplexed, as she claimed our father was the love of her life and she dearly loved her grandchildren. A few of us tried contacting her during the rst six months after she left, but she usually responded only to texts, and then with one-word answers. We realize she has moved on, but how could she cut all ties with those she supposedly cared for? What are we missing? What is it that we don't understand about being 60-something and widowed? We feel abandoned and betrayed. We supported her in her decisions and her remarriage (which is the last time we had any contact with her). Please advise, Abby. -BAFFLED OUT WEST DEAR BAFFLED: Since you haven't had any meaningful contact with her since her remarriage, I suspect that her new husband has something to do with the silence. He may be controlling or discourages contact because he is threatened by the idea that she had a full life previously. It may also be that she prefers to devote her time and efforts to him and his relatives rather than dwell in the past. I wish I had more information about her, but even without it, my advice is for you all to move on. It's impossible to maintain a relationship with someone who doesn't want one.DEAR ABBY: I am a very open person, but one thing I am not open about is the STD I have been living with for the last few years. My ex didn't know he had it, and he gave it to me. Now free of him, I'm ready to date again, but I'm afraid of the judgment I may receive from potential partners. I have heard all kinds of stigmatizing, dehumanizing and cruel comments about STDs, and I wonder to myself if people were better educated about this, maybe they wouldn't sound so ignorant. Unfortunately, I don't have the emotional strength to deal with rejection right now. So what I'm trying to ask is, how do I go about dating with an STI/STD? -MOVING FORWARD IN MICHIGAN DEAR MOVING FORWARD: According to the Centers for Disease Control nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur EVERY YEAR in this country, so please don't think you are alone. Knowing other individuals are going through what you are may help you to feel less isolated and stigmatized. An excellent resource for you would be the American Sexual Health Association, which provides all sorts of reliable information for people with STIs/STDs. The website is, and it offers an online support community that may be helpful for you. There are also commercial dating sites and apps that cater to people with STIs and STDs. I encourage you to go online and nd out which one may be the best t for you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS After remarriage, widow cuts contact with her stepfamily TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2018:This year could present a lot of interesting moments. You will want to take action and be spontaneous. Most of the time, you will give in to your impulsiveness. Travel could be very signicant as well. If you are single you could meet someone who might have a big impact on your life. This event could occur at any time. If you are attached, the two of you might make special plans that involve traveling to a long-desired spot. You will be unusually energetic and demonstrative with your sweetie. GEMINI makes an interesting friend. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You make a statement today. You are clear about what you need to say to a key person in your life. Although you expect clear communication, you still feel the need to verify what is happening around you. Conrm others ideas. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You could be getting a clearer understanding of a risk. You might feel as if you need to rethink this issue with more emphasis on how you would handle a failure. Could you afford a letdown? Be as realistic as possible. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You wake up feeling more vibrant than you have in a while. You will make better choices as a result. You cannot be stopped once you get going. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Others want to be close to you, and delight in your company. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Slow down and try not to push as hard as you have been. You might want to spend some time alone or with your best friend. You could be contemplating a lot more than others realize. Having a condant proves to be helpful and uplifting. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Emphasize your friends and new possibilities. You meet people with ease and enjoy networking far more than you have in the recent past. Friends surround you. Your popularity soars, and, as a result, many invitations come forward. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might feel as if you must make a public appearance but dont feel up to it. A loved one starts cheering you on. You feel supported and capable of doing what is needed. How you project yourself in public is much different from your authentic self. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) One-on-one communication can be very satisfying. Make a point of walking in someone elses shoes. A child or new friend volunteers to pitch in; accept the offer. The results could be excellent. Two heads work better than one. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might want to seriously consider a partners offer. You have to start at the beginning sooner or later to accomplish what you want. Be willing to avoid taking shortcuts. Listen to news more openly. One-on-one discussions ourish. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Defer to a loved ones ideas. Both of you will have a good time, no matter what is planned. Spending more time together enhances the warmth and comfort between you. Do not give in to a minor disagreement today. Let go and relax more. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You have a lot going on around you. Use your energy well, and get into a project that you have been postponing. Honor a fast change of pace. Throw yourself into the moment. Your ability to see past the obvious will help you eliminate what is unnecessary. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You typically arent as easygoing and lighthearted as you seem to be today. Honor a fast change of pace. Sometimes you overthink what is going on in a relationship. Why not just live in the moment? The other party could be quite delighted by your attention. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Allowing more giveand-take would help you get past an unexpected communication. Understand that others could be a little out of whack and more volatile than usual. Let go of judgments, especially when dealing with a powerful friend. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, September 29, 2018 C5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, the 272nd day of 2018. There are 93 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 29, 1978, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church. ON THIS DATE: In 1829 London's reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty. In 1938 British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. In 1943 General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship HMS Nelson off Malta. In 1957 the San Francisco-bound New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-1. The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game before moving to Los Angeles, losing to the Phillies 2-1 in Philadelphia. In 1982 Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case remains unsolved.)