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LOCAL & STATE | A3RESIDENT TURNS IN 50 CATS TO SHELTER SPORTS | C1EMMA GRAY HAVING BIG SECOND YEAR AT LAKE-SUMTER DINE | B1TWO09 WEST MAIN DEBUTS NEW CONCEPT, NEW MENU @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, October 3, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A7 Weather .......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports..........................C1 Classified .....................D1 Volume 142, Issue 276 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … Eustis police arrested a man who they say befriended a runaway teen from Ocala, then passed her around to other men for sex in exchange for money. Steven Hodge, 31, was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, and was being held at the Lake County Jail on Tuesday on a $50,000 bond.The incident occurred back in February, but detectives have been piecing together a case against Hodge, including DNA evidence obtained from the girl during a rape examination after she was released by Hodge, police say.The 14-year-old girl, who was not identified because of her age and the nature of the crime, told Eustis authorities she had been raped by several men, including Hodge, who took money from the other men either before or after each instance.The girl had run away from the Arnette House, a youth shelter in Ocala, and made it to Eustis, where she met a woman and two men, including Hodge, in front of a Family Dollar.The girl said she confided in them and they Police: 6 men raped 14-year-old runawayHodge By Alan Fram, Michael Balsamo and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual miscon-duct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week.Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, who says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh at a party when they were teenagers, wrote a letter to FBI Director Christo-pher Wray asking why the FBI hasnt contacted their client after she offered to cooperate in the FBIs reopened background investigation of Kavanaugh.Also Tuesday, an attorney for another accuser, Deborah Ramirez, said hes seen no indication that the FBI has reached out to any of the 20 people who Ramirez told them may be able to corroborate her account that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were Yale freshmen. The attorney, John Clune, said Ramirez was inter-viewed by the FBI on Sunday and provided agents with the witnesses contact numbers.Lawyers question FBIs thoroughnessNew York Times reports much of amount came from tax dodges, fraudThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud.The 15,000-word Times report contradicts Trumps portrayal of himself as a self-made billionaire who started with just a $1 million loan from his father. The Times says Trump and his father, Fred, avoided gift and inheritance taxes by set-ting up a sham corporation and undervaluing assets to tax authorities. The Times says its report is based on more than 100,000 pages of financial documents, including confi-dential tax returns from the father and his companies.A lawyer for Trump, Charles J. Harder, told the Times that there was no fraud or tax evasionŽ and that the facts cited in the report are extremely inaccurate.ŽThe New York state tax department told The Associated Press that it is reviewing the allegations in the Times and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate ave-nues of investigation.Ž The department typically refers findings to the state attorney generals office.The Times says the Trump family hid millions of dollars of transfers from the father Trump got $413M from dad By George BennettGateHouse MediaRepublican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly accused threeterm Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of being a do-nothing incumbent while Nelson repeatedly accused Scott of dishonesty during the first face-to-face debate in their nationally watched U.S. Senate race.They clashed on Brett Kava-naughs nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the toxic algae and red tide problems plaguing Floridas coastal and inland waters and other issues during a one-hour meeting at the studio of Spanish-lan-guage Telemundo 51. Each sprinkled a few sentences of Spanish into their remarks, but they mainly debated in English for a broadcast that aired Tuesday evening with Spanish translation.Scott frequently mentioned Nelsons more than 40 years in a variety of public offices and at least twice suggested the 76-year-old senator was confused.ŽNelson said the election is about trust and integrityŽ and at one point told Scott: Governor, you just cant tell the truth.ŽNelson, who announced last week he would vote against Kavanaugh, said in the debate he believes Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when she and Kavanaugh were teenagers in 1982. The testimony of Dr. Ford was quite compelling. As a Nelson, Scott trade barbsTwo vying for US Senate seat appear in rst debateIncumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson repeatedly accused Republican Gov. Rick Scott of dishonesty during their “ rst debate on Tuesday. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE] Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly accused three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of being a do-nothing incumbent during their “ rst debate on Tuesday. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE, FILE] See TRUMP, A6 See NOMINEE, A5 See CHARGED, A5 See DEBATE, 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. Monday, Oct. 1 Cash 4 Life: 2-21-31-36-52-1 Fantasy 5: 1-5-20-24-25 Tuesday, Oct. 2 Pick 5 Afternoon: 6-2-8-9-0 Pick 4 Afternoon: 1-5-6-6 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-9-3 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-5LOTTERY By Marilynn MarchioneThe Associated PressPHOENIX „ It may be too late to stop Alzheimers in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease? Two big studies are going all out to try.Clinics throughout the United States and some other countries are signing up participants „ the only studies of this type enrolling healthy older people.The excitement in the Alzheimers field right now is prevention,Ž said Dr. Eric Reiman, executive director of the Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix, which is leading the work.Science so far has failed to find a drug that can alter the progression of Alzheimers, the most common form of dementia; 146 attempts have failed over the last decade, a recent industry report found. Even drugs that help remove the sticky plaques that clog the brains of people with the disease have not yet proved able to stave off mental decline.It may be that they were tried too late, like lowering cholesterol after someone has suffered a heart attack whose damage cant be undone, Reiman said.What we have been learn-ing, painfully, is that if we really want to come up with therapies that will modify the disease, we need to start very, very, very early,Ž said Dr. Eliezer Masliah, neuro-science chief at the National Institute on Aging.His agency is funding the prevention studies with the Alzheimers Association, several foundations, and Novartis and Amgen, makers of two experimental drugs being tested.The goal is to try to block the earliest steps of plaque formation in healthy people who show no symptoms of dementia but are at higher risk for it because of age and a gene that makes it more likely.To participate, people must first join GeneMatch, a confidential registry of folks interested in volunteering for various Alzheimers studies who are ages 55 to 75 and have not been diagnosed with any mental decline.They are checked for the APOE4 gene, which doesnt destine someone to develop Alzheimers but raises that risk. About one in four people have one copy of the gene and about 2 percent have two copies, one from each parent.More than 70,000 people have signed up since the reg-istry began three years ago, said Jessica Langbaum, one of the Banner study leaders.Most of them have been touched by the disease per-sonally,Ž either by having a family member or close friend with it, she said.Langbaums 67-year-old mother, Ivy Segal, gave a DNA sample through a cheek swab and joined the registry in August. Her father was a patient at Banner and died of Alzheimers in 2011 at age 87. Watching him go from a mild-mannered man whose smile could light up a room to what he was like when he died was devastating, she said.Being in GeneMatch doesnt necessarily mean youll find out if you have the gene „ folks with and without it may be contacted about various studies. But to be in one of the two preven-tion studies, people must agree to learn their APOE4 status and have at least one copy of the gene.Participants get periodic brain scans and memory and thinking tests every six months. They are given experimental drugs or placebo versions of them for several years.One study is enrolling people with two copies of the gene. They are given either shots every few months of a drug intended to help the immune system clear plaque from the brain or daily pills of a drug intended to prevent first steps of plaque formation, or placebo versions of these experimental treatments.The other study is in people who either have two copies of APOE4 or one copy of the gene plus evidence on brain scans of plaque start-ing to build. They will get one of two doses of the drug to prevent plaque formation or placebo pills. Larry Rebenack, 71, of the Phoenix suburb of Surprise, Arizona, joined GeneMatch in August.I have a lot of friends and acquaintances Ive seen deteriorate,Ž including one who started blowing through stop signs on a route to a golf course they had safely trav-eled for years, and another who forgot not only where he had parked his car but even what kind of car it was, Rebenack said. Its a disease that takes a little part of you away each day.ŽRebenack has decided to learn whether he has the gene if researchers give him the chance to find out.Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent AlzheimersPrincipal Scientist Jessica Langbaum, right, and her mother, Ivy Segal, 67, go over procedures for Segals gene testing Aug. 14 at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] DATELINES In this Aug. 27 photo, protesters light “ reworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested an eighth man on suspicion of forming a far-right terrorist organization that planned to attack foreigners and political enemies. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the 28-year-old German was arrested late Monday in the Chemnitz area of eastern Germany. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]Jan Newman, far right, an Elk Ridge resident, places a sandbag on a pallet as other volunteers bring more sandbags to stack onto it on Monday in Elk Ridge, Utah. Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest on Tuesday, trapping some drivers on swamped Phoenix streets as authorities prepared for possible ” ash ” ooding in Arizona, central Utah and elsewhere. [EVAN COBB/THE DAILY HERALD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen speaks during a news conference Tuesday in Charlottesville, Va., regarding the arrest of four members of a militant white supremacist group in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, last year. The defendants are part of the Rise Above Movement, according to an af“ davit written by an FBI agent. [ZACK WAJSGRAS/THE DAILY PROGRESS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]IN BRIEFBATON ROUGE, LA.Man free after arrest on refuted shooting accusationA man who spent nearly two months in jail after being accused of shooting at a Loui-siana police officer was freed Tuesday, as evidence indicated that only the officer fired a gun.Raheem Howard, 21, had faced a charge of attempted murder of a Baton Rouge police officer. But, about three weeks after the arrest, a pros-ecutor later said there was insufficient evidence for the charge. The Advocate reported that „ although the officer claimed Howard fired first „ audio from the police cars rear camera and a neighbors surveillance video supported Howards claim that only one gunshot was fired after the Aug. 7 traffic stop.MADRIDGroup: 34 migrants feared dead in waters off MoroccoA Spanish nonprofit group said 34 migrants were feared dead after their group waited for more than 36 hours to be rescued from a semi-sunken boat in waters off Morocco. The Moroccan Interior Minis-try said Tuesday 11 bodies were recovered and the boats teen-age skipper had been detained.The migrants continuously pleaded for help from Spanish and Moroccan authorities for at least 12 hours Sunday before their mobile phones lost power, Walking Borders founder Helena Maleno said.The Morocco-based Spanish activist said she alerted Spains maritime rescue service about the sinking dinghy and its approximate location and that 26 survivors, all from sub-Saharan African countries, were brought ashore 1 days later in the northern Moroccan town of Nador.CHARLESTON, W.VA.Jury picked for W.Va. Justice Loughrys trialA federal jury has been selected for the criminal trial of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.The jury of 10 women and two men was chosen Tuesday. Theyll listen to opening arguments Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.A 25-count indictment includes allegations that Loughry repeatedly lied about using his office for personal gain. Hes also charged with making personal use of a state vehicle and credit card, and of trying to influence an employ-ees testimony and a federal grand jury investigation. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier. The Associated Press

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LAKELANDPolice: 4 dead in head-on crash in central FloridaPolice officials in central Florida say four people have died in a head-on crash.Lakeland police tell news outlets that a car crossed into an oncoming lane and crashed into a truck towing an unoc-cupied horse trailer around noon Tuesday.Three of the car's occu-pants died at the scene, while the fourth died at a nearby hospital. Authorities say the driver of the truck was taken to a hospital as a precaution.Authorities say a third vehi-cle received some damage, but the driver was uninjured.Police are investigating what cause the car to lose control.MIAMIFEMA faulted for oversight of debris removal after IrmaThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is being faulted for inadequate oversight of debris removal operations after Hurricane Irma.The Department of Home-land Security's Office of Inspector General released a management alert Tuesday saying auditors observed "virtually no debris oversight in Florida," limited monitoring in Georgia and overstated debris loads in both states.A lack of oversight leaves FEMA vulnerable to fraud and waste. The report said debris removal costs after Irma totaled roughly $1.5 billion in both states.FEMA concurred with OIG recommendations for the agency to clarify its guide-lines for monitoring removal operations and to verify debris loads claimed for reimbursement.The report did not address debris removal costs in the Florida Keys that are being reviewed separately at the request of Florida's Demo-cratic members of Congress.PORT ORANGELawmaker dies days after ending campaignA Florida lawmaker has died just days after she ended her re-election campaign to enter hospice care.Florida Senate leaders said Tuesday that state Sen. Doro-thy Hukill had succumbed to cancer. She was 72.The Republican lawmaker served for eight years in the Florida House before she was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012. In the Florida Senate, she served as chair of the Committee on Education. Her senate district covered areas south of Daytona Beach and the northern part of the Space Coast.Hukill announced last Friday that she was ending her re-election bid to go into hos-pice care for a reoccurrence of cancer. She was treated for cervical cancer in 2016.LAUDERHILLPolice: Boy brings gun to school; threatens othersAuthorities say a 9-year-old boy brought a loaded gun to his school and aimed it at three classmates.News outlets report the boy was arrested Tuesday at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School, near Fort Lauderdale.Police say the boy made threatening comments to his classmates, and one of the students told school officials. A school resource officer responded and took the handgun.The boy was taken to the county's juvenile detention facility. He faces charges of possession of a firearm on school property and three counts of aggravated assault.See BRIEFS, A4By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ With some justices appearing torn between legal precedents and the circumstances of the case, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed whether Gov. Rick Scott should be able to appoint a replacement for a Northeast Florida judge who is stepping down at the end of the year.Jacksonville attorney David Trotti filed the case, arguing that voters should choose a replacement for outgoing Circuit Judge Robert Foster in the Novem-ber election. But Scott contends „ and the 1st Dis-trict Court of Appeal agreed „ that he has the power to appoint a new judge.Justices Barbara Pariente and R. Fred Lewis pointedly expressed concerns during oral arguments Tuesday that Foster had manipulated the process to try to make sure his replacement would be appointed instead of elected.Foster was expected to leave office Jan. 7, 2019, which would be the end of his term, because of a mandatory retirement age. But on April 2, Foster sent a letter to Scott making the resignation effective Dec. 31, four busi-ness days ahead of schedule.The Scott administration argues that the governors acceptance of a judicial res-ignation before the start of an election-qualifying period creates a vacancy that should be filled by appoint-ment, rather than election. If Foster retired on Jan. 7, the post would be filled by election.My problem is with the charade thats being played,Ž Lewis said. Hes not really resigning, lets face it.ŽBut earlier, in question-ing Trottis attorney, Philip Padovano, Lewis pointed to Supreme Court precedents that he indicated would back the appointment of a replacement for Foster.The jurisprudence of this court has interpreted the resignation as being effec-tive when accepted,Ž Lewis said. So in this case, then what we would have to do is overrule a number of cases to get to the point where you would like us to be.ŽPadovano, a former appel-late judge, agreed that legal precedents exist but tried to draw a distinction with the Foster resignation.I think these cases, your honor, basically were founded on a principle of good faith „ that a resigna-tion was actually going to be a resignation in the near future,Ž he said.But Daniel Nordby, gen-eral counsel for Scott, called it long-settled lawŽ that a judicial vacancy occurs at the time a resignation letter is submitted to the governor and accepted „ not at the time the judge leaves office. He also said the court has not based its decisions on the lengths of judicial vacancies.Pariente, Lewis and Justice Peggy Quince asked questions during the oral arguments that appeared to be probing for ways to change the process to reduce what Pariente described as arbitrariness.ŽNordby, however, said basing resignations on when letters are sent and accepted can help provide a seamless transitionŽ to new judges. That transition includes providing time for judicial nominating commissions to review and recommend replacements to the governor.Similarly, Chief Justice Charles Canady said that if judicial resignations were effective immediately when submitted, it would essentially guarantee that there will be probably at least a twoto three-month physical vacancy before the merit-selection process and appointment process can do its work.Ž Foster is a judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit, which is made up of Duval, Clay and Nassau counties. Trotti, who wanted to run for the seat in November, also filed a simi-lar lawsuit in 2014 because of a different judicial open-ing but lost at the 1st District Court of Appeal.Amid this years legal fight, Scott announced that he plans to appoint Duval County Judge Lester Bass to replace Foster. It is unclear how long the Supreme Court will take to rule in the case.Supreme Court grapples with judicial appointment By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Dezra Wheeler tugged at the tissue box on the witness stand, dabbed her eyes and talked about the horror that no parent should ever experience. Wheeler took jurors back to June 23, 2016, when her daughters longtime boyfriend and father of their two children, Virgil E. Hyde III, came to her mobile home where she and her son, Billy, were watching the children. Hyde was acting strangely, Wheeler said. He nodded his head toward the door, indicating that he wanted to talk to her but did not want the children to hear.He said she was hurt,Ž Wheeler said, referring to her daughter Bobbi Wheeler.There were two homes on the 50-acre Groveland prop-erty: Wheelers mobile home and a 2,500-square-foot house where Bobbi and Hyde and the children lived.Although the homes were only about 100 yards apart, Wheeler grabbed the keys to her van, because she has Lupus and has difficulty walking.She said that once she reached the house, I hollered for Bobbi a few times,Ž Wheeler said.Mom testi es about nding daughters body Lady Lake resident surrenders hoard of cats and kittensBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Cats flooded the Lake County animal shelters intake center Tues-day afternoon after a Lady Lake resident gave up an estimated 50 cats that were living in her home.The cats were mostly gray shorthairs, ranging in age from 5-years old to just two weeks.People were joking it was like fifty shades of gray out there,Ž shelter Director Whitney Boylston said.Boylston said the cats were in good shape, and animal control officers said the relocation had to do with the owners resources, rather than the condition of the home or the animals.The home the cats came from was reportedly much like any other, aside from the enormous number of cats.The cats are honestly 50 shades of gray cats hit shelterLake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston helps carry in the estimated 50 cats taken from a single home on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Hyde By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … The Lees-burg Partnership will hold the annual Scarecrow Build-off and Expo at Leesburgs Towne Square Saturday, inviting groups to compete for the best scarecrow on Main Street.Competitors can submit their scarecrows beforehand or start build-ing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with supplies provided by the Leesburg Partnership and its business partners.Joanie Smalley, who manages Main Street for the Partnership, said there will be everything you need to build a scarecrow on the day of the event, from frames to clothes and accessories.The contest will not accept general public submissions this year, Smalley said, as the cat-egory was often too small to be competitive.Instead, competitors can enter three categories so long as they qualify: merchants, city depart-ments and local schools.Something to crow aboutLeesburg scarecrow build-o brings fall color to downtown area SaturdayKarens Canine Kitchen brought ElroyŽ and AstroŽ from The Jetsons cartoon to the Leesburg Scarecrow Build-off and Expo in downtown Leesburg in 2016. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] See CATS, A4 See TRIAL, A4 See SCARECROWS, A4


A4 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | MIAMIPolice: Teen helps boyfriend clean after he kills her fatherPolice say a man has been killed by his daugh-ter's boyfriend in the Miami area, and that she had helped him clean up the scene after he shot her father.News outlets quote the arrest report for the 17-year-old girl as saying she's charged with offenses including tampering with physical evidence. Investigators with Miami-Dade County police say they believe she and 18-year-old Demar Turruellas had also dragged her father Evelio Gainza's body and covered it with towels and blankets before pick-ing up bullet casings and using bleach on the area.Police say the 63-year-old was shot several times on Sept. 24, and officers found his body at his house Thursday morning.Turruellas is charged with second-degree murder and other offenses. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 Shes in the laundry room,Ž Hyde told her. Well, she might not still be in the laundry room,Ž she replied.Shes in the laundry room,Ž he said.She described walking into the room and what she saw.My baby girl,Ž she said, her voice dropping to a choked whisper. Shes bent down on her knees, laying on her face,Ž she said.You couldnt even tell it was her face. There was blood all over the place.ŽCrime scene photos show her face down on a garbage bag.I just screamed and screamed, Oh my God! Oh my God! ŽShe said she turned to look at Hyde standing behind her.I turned and he just had this smirk on his face. It was like, I got you. I hurt you, Ž she said.Prosecutors played a 33-minute redacted tape of the 911 call.Jurors also heard from Bobbis brother, Billy.He was acquainted with Hyde almost from the beginning of his sisters 12-year relationship with him. Wheeler, who lays tile, described Hyde as a slackerŽ who almost never had a job, and told his sister, You can do better.ŽOnce the children were born, however, she said she was never going to leave him.I couldnt argue with that,Ž he said.But there was friction, including a period of time when the Wheelers, the children and Hyde all lived under the same roof in Augusta, Georgia.Hyde would stay in the bathroom for a half hour, and when he came out, he would leave crushed pill residue on the counter and a credit card that he had used to mash the opioid pills.He was taking oxycontin, Dezra Wheeler testified.In the final days leading up to the shooting, Bobbi told her mother that Hyde would not let her sleep, insisting that she stay up all night and watch a giant TV screen divided into about a dozen security camera views.Was there a time when he thought the Ku Klux Klan was having sex with turkeys in the turkey coop?Ž defense lawyer Greg Denard asked.Wheeler chuckled. I could see how he might think that,Ž she replied. The images were so fuzzy you were limited only by your imagination.Defense attorneys Monday laid out their case Monday in opening state-ments, saying it was not Hydes imagination at play, but insanity.Sheriffs deputies also testified that before the shooting they responded to a call from Hyde that someone was in the attic and that drones were spying on him.He also shot a pet Dober-man pinscher in the family room a few days before he killed Bobbi.Hyde is charged with second-degree murder.Our office reviewed the case and came to the con-clusion that that was the appropriate charge based upon the facts and circum-stances of the case,Ž said Walter Forgie, supervisor of the Lake County State Attorneys Office. One of the requirements of first-degree murder is premeditation.Second-degree incorpo-rates the notion of a crime of a depraved mind.Ž TRIALFrom Page A3Crime Scene Technician Jessica Beard shows jurors shell casings from murder weapons used to kill Bobbi Wheeler. [FRANK STANFIELD/DAILY COMMERCIAL] A woman snaps a picture of a scarecrow built by Leesburg Ghost Walks at the Leesburg Scarecrow Build-off and Expo in downtown Leesburg in 2016. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] While groups can pre-register, entry is permitted all the way up until the noon deadline on Saturday.The scarecrows will trail as far down the road as they can go, and two will be placed at the start of Main Street at US 27.The rest of the scare-crows will start appearing at the intersection at Main and Ninth Streets.We will go as far down Main Street as we can,Ž Smalley said, but people looking to see all the scarecrows can find a definite start there.If an entrant wants a specific spot along the line, such as placing the scarecrow in front of their business, they will have to get their entry in early, as requests are first come, first serve.The Scarecrow Buildoff has run in Leesburg for at least 10 years, according to Smalley, and the merchant category has been the most popular by far.Its great team-building for businesses,Ž Smalley said.For students competing as a class, theres a chance to win $50 for classroom supplies, and for city departments looking to compete, its a matter of pride and of bragging rights.Last year's winners in each category were United Southern Bank, the Leesburg Fire Department and Morri-son Preschool.Judging will take place in the afternoon and win-ners for each category will be announced on Facebook and informed via phone or email. SCARECROWSFrom Page A3 remarkably healthy,Ž Boylston said, pointing to one of the cats that appeared well-kept and calm. All things consid-ered they are well cared for.ŽBoylston said there is going to be a huge need for adopters, but the cats would likely need at least five weeks of foster care to socialize them before permanent adoptions could take place.The large quantity meant that it was difficult for the cats to receive similar levels of socialization with humans, and for the most part they were not spayed or neutered.None of the initial dozen cats tested showed for any diseases.Each cat was kept in a separate carrier, although kittens stayed with their mothers.Theres two mothers co-parenting the whole litter,Ž Boylston said.Boylston was also considering waiving the adoption fee in light of the influx.Typically the fee is $10, with a second cat coming along for free. CATSFrom Page A3The overall health of the cats are examined as they are checked in to the Lake County Animal Shelter on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] A kitten is checked in at the Lake County Animal Shelter on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Ann Marie Weaver, age 86, of Leesburg Florida passed away on Sunday September 30, 2018 after a lengthy battle of several illnesses. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Clinton Melvin Weaver, Sr.; her 5 children, Clinton M Weaver Jr, Ellen Weaver-Boivin, Christopher J Weaver, JoAnn Grugan, William F. Weaver. She was predeceased by her parents William F. Sullivan Sr. and Alice Young Sullivan; her siblings Alice Walsh, William F. Sullivan Jr. Sister Rita Sullivan MM, Dorothy Cornelissen, Katherine Fennell, and Mildred Wheeler. Survived by Grace Travers-Dorsett, Andrew James Sullivan, Ginger Roberts, and Edward Sullivan. Also 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was born on August 20, 1932 and grew up in Dorchester Massachusetts as a devoted Red Sox fan. Moved to New Hampshire and lived in Hudson for 40 years as a parishioner of St Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church. Retired in 2003 to Leesburg Florida to the Highland Lakes community as well as a parishioner of the Community of St. Pauls Catholic Church. The family will receive friends on Wednesday October 3, 2018 from the hours of 5pm to 8pm at the Beyers Funeral Home, 1123 West Main Street, Leesburg FL. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday October 4, 2018 at 8:30 am in the Community of St. Pauls Catholic Church, 1330 Sunshine Ave, Leesburg FL. In Lieu of ”owers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Diabetes Association of America. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Ann Marie Weaver F unera l S ervices

PAGE 5 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 A5gained her trust, so she agreed to go with them to their friend PoppiesŽ house for the night.She was taken to a furnished shed outside the house, where she was given the drug MDMA when she arrived, and then she was raped by Poppie. Another man, identified in the affidavit as Red,Ž allegedly arrived not long after and also raped the girl.Each paid Hodge as they left the shed.Overnight, Hodge and another man each forced themselves on the girl. The next day, two more men paid Hodge to have sex with the girl.Afterward, the girl was dropped off at the Family Dollar where Hodge found her, and she got the manager to help her get in touch with her ex-boyfriend, who took her to the hospital in Ocoee.Over the next few months, Eustis Detective Shawna Cortes and others investigated the girls case. They met with the girl in September.In a photo lineup at that Sept. 10 meeting, the girl positively identified multiple men, but only Hodge was arrested.The investigation remains ongoing. CHARGEDFrom Page A1 matter of fact, it was real and she was expressing for millions of women in this country the #MeToo, that sexual assault has happened to them,Ž Nelson said.Scott said he found both Ford and Kavanaugh convincingŽ and would support Kavanaugh based on his record as a judge. He accused Nelson of selective support for the #MeToo movement.Scott said Nelson never criticized U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, who was accused of sexual harassment by a former staffer on the congressional Helsinki Commission. Hastings denied wrongdo-ing and a judge dismissed the claims against him, but not those against the commis-sion. The House eventually paid his accuser a $220,000 settlement that Hastings said he was unaware of. Scott also faulted Nelson for not criticizing U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who has been accused of domestic abuse by a former girlfriend. Sen. Nelson is a partisan politician that all he does is attack Republicans and defend Democrats,Ž Scott said.Nelson served in the state House from 1972 to 1978 and in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1991, leaving office to pursue an unsuccessful 1990 bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He was elected to the now-defunct office of state Treasurer in 1994, leaving that post when he won the first of three elections to the U.S. Senate in 2000.When Nelson said he supported comprehensive immigration reform, Scott replied that my opponent has had 40 years to do some-thing on immigration and hes absolutely done nothing.ŽOn the economy, Nelson said Scott has presided over a low-wage economy in Florida. Nelson called for raising the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour, to $12 or $15 an hour.I think this is an example of why we need term limits,Ž Scott replied. Heres an individual whos had 40 years to do something, to try to improve the economy. But the things he would do would actually hurt the economy. Its exactly what Barack Obama was doing „ higher taxes and more regulations.ŽWhen Nelson said he favored tighter gun controls and a ban on assault weapons, Scott pointed to the more modest gun safety measures he signed after the February 2017 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Doug-las High School in Parkland and said Nelson has never gotten anything done with school safety.ŽFred Guttenberg, whose daughter was murdered in Parkland, attended the debate as Nelsons guest and blasted Scott afterward.My daughter could be alive today if the law that got put in place after Feb. 14 was in place before Feb. 14, so I am angry,Ž Gutten-berg said afterward. He said Scott is still committedŽ to the NRA.On the toxic algae problem in Floridas water-ways, Scott noted that Nelson pledged to address the problem during a 1990 TV ad for his unsuccessful gubernatorial bid. In the Senate, Scott said, Nelson had failed to secure federal money for fixes to the dike around Lake Okeechobee.We would call it a whop-per, what he is saying, because its totally disjointed from the truth,Ž Nelson replied. Nelson said the algae problem was exacerbated because Scott had systematically disas-sembled the environmental agencies of this state,Ž cut funding for water manage-ment districts and gutted growth management laws. The resulting algae, Nelson said, super-chargesŽ the red tide when it reaches the ocean and Gulf of Mexico.On Cuba, Scott accused Nelson of favoring appeasementŽ of the com-munist regime because he supported Obamas opening of a U.S. embassy there in 2015. Nelson contended that the Cuban govern-ment will not let me come to Cuba because I have been so vigorously anti-Castro for years.ŽNelson faulted President Donald Trumps handling of aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and said Scott had failed to criticize the president.Sen. Nelson always wants to complain about FEMA,Ž Scott replied. Sen. Nelson has been there for decades. When does he take responsibility having been there for decades?ŽScott and Nelson are scheduled to debate one more time, Oct. 16, on CNN. DEBATEFrom Page A1 Clune said he is con-cerned that the bureau is not conducting „ or not being permitted to conduct „ a serious investigation.ŽDemonstrating that the investigation is credible is crucial as the White House and Senate Republican leadership look to win the support of several waver-ing senators „ including three Republicans „ who will determine whether the 53-year-old conservative judge is confirmed to the lifetime post.One Republican official said hed been told it was possible the FBI investi-gation could be completed as soon as Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, but it remained unclear. The official revealed the private conversations only on condition of anonymity.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that I can tell you with certaintyŽ that the FBI report will be finished and the Senate will vote this week, though he didnt specify when. Underscoring the GOP effort to vote on Kavanaugh quickly „ and stuff a cork on the chances for fresh allegations to emerge „ he said it shouldnt take longŽ for lawmakers to read that report.That will not be used as another reason for delay, I can tell you that,Ž he said. Because of procedural steps, a final confirmation vote was unlikely until late in the week, perhaps over the weekend.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants senators to receive an FBI briefing on its findings at least 24 hours before the chamber takes its first procedural vote on Kavanaugh, which could be midweek. NOMINEEFrom Page A1


A6 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comto his children through a sham company owned by the children called All County Building Supply & Maintenance. Set up in 1992 ostensibly as a pur-chasing agent to supply Fred Trumps buildings with boilers, cleaning supplies and other goods, the father would pad invoices with markups of 20 percent or even 50 percent, thereby avoiding gift taxes, the newspaper reports.The Times says that before Fred Trump died in the late 1990s, he transferred ownership of most of his real estate empire to his four living children. The value of the properties in tax returns summed up to $41.4 million, vastly less than the Times says they were worth.The same properties would be sold off over the next decade for more than 16 times that amount.In total, the presidents father and mother trans-ferred over $1 billion to their children, according to the Times tally. That should have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million, based on a 55 percent tax on gifts and inheritance at the time.Instead, the children paid $52.2 million, or about 5 percent. Tax experts cited in the report say that Trump is unlikely to face criminal prosecution in helping his parents evade taxes because the maneuvers occurred long ago and are past the statute of limitation.The presidents brother Robert Trump said that all appropriate gift and estate tax returnsŽ were filed. Our family has no other comment on these matters that happened some 20 years ago,Ž he said in a statement to the Times, and would appreciate your respect-ing the privacy of our deceased parents, may God rest their souls.ŽThe Times report says documents it reviewed show that the future president was earning $200,000 a year in todays dollars at the age of 3. By the time Trump had graduated from college, the report says, he was getting the equivalent of $1 million a year from his father. TRUMPFrom Page A1 In this Feb. 9, 2017, photo, a portrait of President Donald Trumps father Fred Trump, and three un-signed Executive orders are seen in the Oval Of“ ce of the White House in Washington. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Catherine Lucey and Jill ColvinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Men of America, be afraid. This could happen to you.Thats the alarm President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are increasingly sound-ing as they try to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations. The three-decade-old accusation facing Brett Kavanaugh is not only false, they argue, but an example of the #MeToo move-ment gone too far in its call to believe the women „ and not the men. Its a message that looks to channel the frustra-tion and anxieties of the partys bedrock voters „ white men „ just weeks before an election.This is a scary time,Ž Trump said Tuesday. Its a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of. You can be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something ... and youre automatically guilty.ŽTrumps comments came as Republicans stare down a challenging midterm election and need to motivate their most reliable voters. All signs suggest Democratic women are energized by opposition to Trumps presidency. The primary season yielded record numbers of female candidates. Kavanaughs confirmation battle and the national soul-searching over sexual consent it has provoked threaten only to further motivate liberal female voters, leaving Republicans searching for a counterweight.In his warning, Trump echoed some of his allies. Rep. Steve King of Iowa said if Kavanaugh is not confirmed, every man is subject to seeing their lifes work and their reputation destroyed by an unsubstantiated allegation.Ž Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana declared: This is no country for creepy old men. Or young men. Or middle-aged men. But this is no country at all.Ž And Trumps oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., told the Daily Mail this week: Ive got boys, and Ive got girls. And when I see whats going on right now, its scary,Ž adding that right now he fears more for his sons.The rising frustration came as the Kavanaugh confirma-tion process played out before the country, with both Kava-naugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, appear-ing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to dis-cuss her claim that he sexually assaulted her at a high school party more than 30 years ago. Kavanaughs confirmation continues to hang in the bal-ance as the FBI investigates the allegation, which Kavanaugh has forcefully denied.With the midterm elections just weeks away, Republi-cans risk losing the House and possibly the Senate as they face an energized Democratic party „ particularly educated, suburban women and minori-ties „ and a wave of GOP retirements, as well as the presidents sagging approval ratings and the tide of contro-versy around his White House.Trumps GOP badly needs to motivate men, especially the white, working-class men who fueled the presidents political rise, experts say.Trumps electoral strategy has long revolved around the argument that men are somehow victims or theyre losing out to other people or theyre unfairly persecuted in an age of political correctness,Ž said Julian Zelizer, a political historian at Princ-eton University.Trump taps fears of #MeToo run amokPresident Donald Trump talks with reporters Tuesday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as he heads to Pennsylvania. 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PAGE 7 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comToo often, important consumer protections are threatened by greed. Consider the ever-growing number of drive-byŽ lawsuits filed against businesses caught barely out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Or the fast-talking pitchmen who pour into Florida following a big storm „ convincing unwary, shell-shocked homeowners to sign contracts that funnel their insurance benefits through a third party and wrest away their control over home repairs. Every time lawyers find a handhold in consumer-protection laws, a few firms rush to exploit it for their own gain „ practically daring the Legislature to raise the bar for all cases. Its a challenge insurance companies and businesses urge lawmakers to take up, and too often, the response is overkill. New laws strip consumers of protections that make it easier for them to challenge their own insurance companies when claims are wrongfully denied. Who suffers most? People with legitimate injuries, home damage or significant handicaps, who see their access to justice whittled away. A growing problem is the states Personal Injury Protection law. That law „ known as PIP „ is meant to speedily resolve cases and pay benefits to Floridians who suffer relatively minor injuries in vehicular collisions. These people are the most vulnerable against big, well-funded insurance companies; often, policyholders cant afford to litigate over a denied claim that at most, is worth $10,000. So the Legislature tilted the rules in their favor, with a law that requires insurance companies to pay attorneys fees if they are sued for denying coverage and lose. The idea is to encourage insurers not to drag their feet when presented with a legitimate claim. Now, theres a new wrinkle. People with legitimate (or in some cases, questionable) claims are heavily solicited by clinics and other medical providers, who convince them to sign agreements known as Assignment of Benefits,Ž or AOB. These providers tell their patients that if they sign an AOB, the clinic will take care of the paperwork.Ž Its a tempting offer for a fast-food worker with little knowledge of the court system. But opponents say its spawned a cottage industry of questionable clinics that claim the same course of treatment for almost all their patients „ regardless of actual injuries. The pain goes beyond the patients. The Palm Beach Post reports the states 25 top insurers have increased the cost of PIP coverage by as much as 54 percent. Every time, theres one clear and obvious winner. Everyone pays more in insurance premiums to make a handful of lawyers and vendors very, very rich,Ž the Florida Justice Reform Institute says, in a report issued last year. Lawmakers cant ignore something this big. But the proposed remedies „ including a bill that would essentially end PIP, replacing it with a requirement that everyone carry coverage for bodily-injury liability „ could hurt responsible Florida consumers who are injured by uninsured motorists. The Legislature should go after this problem with a scalpel, not a chainsaw. One option, taking away the ability to sign AOB agreements, could reduce dubious claims without doing too much damage to consumers. Lawmakers should seek out other consumer-friendly ways to curb the greed, while protecting important rights.OUR OPINIONPut brakes on PIP abuseBy Fred G. MedingerYou are on your way to work and waiting at a red light behind two other cars at an intersection. The light turns green, but the car at the front of the line just sits there, not moving. After 8 to 10 seconds, those behind the first car begin blowing their horns. Only then does the first car move. Meanwhile four other cars that have pulled up behind you cant reach the intersection before the light turns red again. Shortly afterward you get on an interstate that leads into the city and your place of employment. Traffic is heavy but moving along at the speed limit of 55 mph. Then you come upon a car in the left lane that is going at least 20 mph under the speed limit. It crawls along even though it is at least 15 empty car lengths behind the next car in that lane. Other cars coming up to this car in the fast lane try to move over to the right lane to get by it. Meanwhile the driver in this car is looking down at his lap much of the time, glancing up at the windshield every five seconds or so to check on the car in front of him. These are but two examples of what has been labeled distracted driving.Ž However, the expression distracted drivingŽ is only a euphemism for selfish driving.Ž In each case the drivers attention is not pulled away by something outside his immediate control. No, in each case the driver deliberately chooses to look down and focus on his device. So-called distracted drivingŽ is just one example of a pervasive problem on our roads today, namely disregard for the rights of others, including their safety. This disregard manifests itself in road rage incidents, tailgating and drivers who abruptly cut in front of cars in the next lane with little space between the two. Studies conducted by the National Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 have shown that those who text while driving are at between 8 and 23 times greater risk of having an accident. As a result, in 2015, nearly 400,000 people nationwide were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, and nearly 3,500 of them were killed. Nonetheless, even with frequent messages in the media on the dangers of distracted driving,Ž laws prohibiting texting while driving are not taken seriously and are not strictly enforced. Indeed, the internet communication resources that are now standard equipment on the dashboard of many new cars cater to a drivers restless craving for an endless stream of digital stimuli throughout the day. Safe, responsible driving is of secondary importance to the immediate gratification afforded by the on-board internet access portals. The widespread indifference to this problem resembles perceptions of drunken driving 50 years ago. Driving while intoxicated did not carry the same legal risks as is the case today, risks such as the likely revocation of ones license, stiff fines, even detention and incarceration. A similar transformation is needed with respect to distracted driving.Ž We are on a slippery slope. Unless we stop and reverse the trend toward increased digital addiction behind the wheel, I shudder to think what the new norm will be for driver behavior in five years. Fred G. Medinger is a psychotherapist in Bel Air, Maryland.ANOTHER OPINIONIts not distracted driving, its sel sh drivingLast week Senate Republicans agreed to tap the brakes gently on Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the Supreme Court. Now the FBI has a week to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been raised against the judge. Is a week enough? I dont know. But at least its a welcome pause in what felt like a rushed decision with profound, long-lasting consequences. Lets take a moment of this pause to consider this irrefutable point: Liberals have lots of reasons to oppose Kavanaugh that have nothing to do with the unseemly allegations connected to his high school and college days. Last Thursday, Judge Kavanaugh launched an angry, petulant attack on Democrats, asserting that he was the victim of a highly coordinated, well-financed liberal conspiracy bent on revenge for the 2016 loss of the White House. He even brought up the Clintons. And by the next day, my nearby tea-party friend was asserting „ with no more evidence than Kavanaugh had „ that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a well-paid liar. But if we accept the philosophical principle of Occams razor „ the idea that among competing explanations, the simplest is most likely to be correct „ we see that its unnecessary to go so far afield to explain why liberals oppose Kavanaugh. For example, we could remember that President Donald Trump outsourced the vetting for his Supreme Court nominees to the unabashedly conservative Federalist Society, guaranteeing that any nominee would have a carefully reviewed right-wing bias acceptable to the most conservative forces in our culture. We could remember that Trump promised emphatically to appoint only justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Kavanaugh has been carefully equivocal about this, but its clear that his confirmation would undermine the hard-fought, continuing battle to allow women to make their own reproductive choices. This alone is enough to explain liberal opposition to Kavanaugh. Theres considerably more: Kavanaughs record on workers rights and voting rights; his history as a right-wing operative; his evasive answers to some of the questions he faced during his testimony; and, indeed, his temperament. You dont have to imagine a conspiratorial left-wing hit job that includes the Clintons and allegations of sexual misconduct in order to figure out why liberals oppose Kavanaugh. I have my own reasons: Im probably not the only American male who has wondered why he didnt have as much fun in high school as Kavanaugh did. His testimony is replete with sports and trips to the beach and friends and parties and evidently so much drinking that Kavanaugh felt a need to downplay it before the committee. Kavanaugh attended an exclusive, white, all-boys Catholic high school with an elite clientele, for whom achievement and status and money are as natural as breathing, the sort of place that spawns Supreme Court justices. Success and privilege are assumed. My experience in a public high school in south Texas was different. Some of us went on to become doctors and lawyers, but none of us white guys expected an automatic passkey to the highest realms of power. Our classmates were Hispanics, blacks and girls. Some had money; others lived in poverty. There were Catholics and Protestants and more Jews than you might expect to find in a small Texas town. After graduation, many went right to work. Others attended the local community college. Some went to the University of Texas or Rice or Ivy League schools. Some joined the army and some were killed in Vietnam. A few committed suicide. And one girl, two classes ahead of me, bled to death after a desperate, botched attempt at a coat-hanger abortion. Of course, Im sure Kavanaugh is a lot smarter than I and most of my classmates were, but Im afraid that he didnt grow up in a way that encourages empathy for the disadvantages and shortcomings of others, as opposed to the assumed superiority of his own privileged position. But maybe the court needs justices who are more sympathetic than self-indulgent, more compassionate than privileged. I doubt that these are values that are readily learned at a place like Georgetown Prep. John M. Crisp lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at OPINIONPlenty of good reasons to oppose Kavanaugh John Crisp


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PAGE 9 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 B1 DINETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Ari LeVauxMore Content NowThey say hunger is the best sauce, but imagination, at the very least, is a pretty good seasoning. The famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer used to claim that the brain is the largest sex organ in the body; Id suggest that the mind is similarly the biggest taste bud. Studies have shown that knowing the value of a bottle of wine will influence how people think it tastes. Children, meanwhile, will fight over certain colors of M&M. We are wired to appreciate food, in part, based the story attached to it. Whether its an egg from a happy hen, or some words on the back of a chocolate bar about the farmers who grew the cacao. Even a name, like Klari Baby Cheese, will make a pepper more interesting. And then there is my friend Steve, a farmer who can fill himself with literal and existential hunger with a single word: Mutton.Ž Steve makes a point of saying the word at full volume, because its more than just a statement. Its a one-word manifesto. Nobody wants to say mutton anymore,Ž Steve complained to me once. As a society weve shunned the eating of grown-up sheep in favor of young lambs to the point where even saying the word mutton is like talking filth in some circles, and thats a shame.Ž Mutton, otherwise known as old sheep, or overgrown lamb, is not what most people would call a delicacy. Sheep is a strong-tasting animal, and this flavor gets stronger with age. A lamb is not only mellower of flavor, but a lot more tender than a full-grown sheep, which can be as tough as an old rooster. Certain measures must be taken so that the flavor is tamed. These steps „ and the soft, delicious meat that results „ are well-worth the trouble. Steve and his family enjoy a mutton salad in which the mutton-y flavors are not denied or neutralized, but put to work alongside romaine, onions, cucumbers, dill and shelled peas, with a creamy dressing called creamy.Ž Mutton can be hard to find in stores, and if you cant find it, lamb shoulder or shank would be an acceptable, if expensive, substitute. But I would recommend turkey, or beef shank „ which are more affordable „ or wild game if you can get it. Any meat thats tough and flavorful can work here. Meaty salads are a balancing act. Its common in restaurants to witness someone sit down to a salad laden with meat, cheese, egg, croutons and other non-leafy materials. At the end of the meal, the remaining leaves are returned to the kitchen, untouched, while the eater walks out feeling like a health hero for having ordered a salad. This mutton salad is not like that. The braised meat is teased apart like pulled pork and tossed in, where its greasy, flavorful richness adds delicious contrast to the crunchy romaine and sharp onions. A glutton for muttonMaking a case „ and a recipe „ for gamy meats October is the month of cooler weather, pumpkins and the new fall television shows. Although I am not a big fan of television I find myself occasionally bingewatching a show or two a few times a month. One thing that is apparent during these episodes is that I dont want to cook, and as a result I do a lot of snacking. It is easy to grab a bag of chips, or in my case, binge a bag of Chex-style party mix. I figure it has to be better than chips. The mix is good for you until you have eaten a few cups. Although the party mix weighed in at about 120 calories per half cup serving, and chips are almost 3 times as much, both options are full of sodium and leave me feeling just as hungry and even more sluggish after my binge. It was bad enough that I sat all day aimlessly watching television. I felt I could have at least snacked a little better. Yes, having a bowl of fruit or even just pausing to prepare a meal would have been optimal. I was in the middle of the season, and I needed to let the events play out, and Netflix will even skip the full credits and theintroduction for you. There was no time, so I convinced myself to just grab the party mix and make it a meal, or in my case, two. Now that the show is over and the oversized bag of mix is history, I have regrets. I said to myself I will snack better on the next binge. I decided that I would create a healthier party mix that was equally delicious and nutritious. By default, I also realized the no-bake mix that I created happened to be dairyand gluten-free, which is a nice bonus for those of use who are avoiding either one or both of those. The hardest part about this mix is not eating it all before you bag it up. I think I am going to make a large batch for Christmas and jar it up for presents and last minute party invites. I will replace the dark chocolate with Christmas colored M&Ms. ZES HEALTHIER PARTY MIXIngredients 4 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal 4 cup Rice Chex cereal 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips (or large ” akes) 1 cup sliced almonds cup dried cranberries Directions Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and store in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.ROAMING GOURMETBinge guilt-free with this party mix Ze Carter By Cindy SharpCorrespondentLEESBURG … Sometimes starting over from scratch is the only way to make much-needed changes, which is exactly what the owners of Two09 West Main decided to do. As many know, we opened as The Evander right before Bike-fest and it was kind of a mess,Ž director of operations Chris Peterson said. We opened with subpar conditions and subpar food. It really just wasnt at the level we were wanting.Ž The team at Two09, which includes Chris Peterson, Dawn Ferguson, Tom Frost and Kevin Enderle, have been working for months on a new concept and a fresh start for the restaurant. We decided to change the name because we truly are making a new start,Ž Peterson said. We are launching all new menus, we have a new owner partnership and weve done some remodeling. It just made sense.Ž But the biggest difference is the food. Once made from pre-packaged and frozen goods, their menu is replete with locally sourced ingredient prepared in-house, from scratch.The kitchen made space was revamped for Chef Fernando and his team to create stunning dishes and mouth-watering entrees. Two09 launched their new dinner menu on Monday, which includes their popular local farm burger that is also featured on their lunch menu. It consists of a Florida Fresh Meats 8-ounce, grass-fed beef burger topped with fried onion straws and special burger sauce and served with truffle parmesan fries for $15. Other reoccurring items include deviled egg starters, fried green tomatoes, pork slid-ers, Main St. wings, 209 burger, chicken burger, pork and vine flatbread and fish n chips. New to the dinner menu is chicken fried steak, jumbo fried shrimp, 3 little pigs (pork three ways), shrimp and grits, charred skirt steak and brick chicken averaging $17 a plate. They will also feature a StokesŽ Catch of the Day from Stokes Seafood Market and More in downtown Leesburg, and have revamped their bar to include a whiskey bar with more than 30 options to liven things up.Ž On Saturday, the owners will launch their new weekend brunch menu, featuring bottomless mimosas, Main Street French toast, wake-up panini, biscuits and gravy, fold em western omelet, loaded skillet and avocado toast. Lunch items, such as the 209 burger and hot Italian panini, along with start-ers, soups and salads. will also be available. Two09 West Main, not sur-prisingly located at 209 West Main Street in Leesburg, is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.For more information, visit Two09WestMain or call 352-801-7966.A fresh startLeesburgs Two09 West Main launches new concept, menuServer Rachel Reische and Bartender Taeylor LaForest serve up some pork sliders and sweet tea at Two09 West Main in downtown Le esburg. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Two09 West Main, not surprisingly located at 209 West Main Street in Leesburg, is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. [CINDY SHARP / CORRESPONDENT]


B2 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Joe YonanThe Washington PostJust about every time I make a pasta sauce without a recipe, it turns into some form of puttanesca. I cant seem to help it. Some nights its a little chunkier, other nights a little smoother. An extra shake or two of the jar of crushed red-pepper flakes, and its spicier. With green olives and basil, its a touch lighter and more herbaceous. Thats the beautiful thing about backpocket pasta dishes: You can return to them time and again, and make them your own. I think of puttanesca as Italys ultimate simple, pantry-friendly sauce. The key to making the dish is to have no fear of its pungency and spice. I like to throw in half a cup of olives and a quarter-cup of capers,; anything less than a teaspoon of crushed red-pepper flakes, meanwhile, is too timid for my taste. I dont use the traditional anchovy anymore, but I do sometimes add canned beans (garbanzos or cannellini) for their heartiness and protein. Theyre pantry staples, so in my book they fit the spirit of puttanesca.A little of this, a little of that: PuttanescaSpaghetti Alla Puttanesca is a spicy, from-the-pantry pasta sauce you can experiment with time and again. [PHOTO FOR THE WASHINGTON POST BY GORAN KOSANOVIC. FOOD STYLING FOR THE WASHINGTON POST BY BONNIE BENWICK] Spaghetti puttanesca with cannellini beans6 servings INGREDIENTS € teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed € 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil € 1 medium yellow onion, chopped € 4 cloves garlic, chopped € teaspoon freshly ground black pepper € 1 teaspoon crushed redpepper ” akes € 1- cups cooked or nosalt-added canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (from one 14.5-ounce can) € One 28-ounce can pureed or crushed tomatoes € cup pitted oil-packed black olives, chopped (may substitute Kalamata olives) € cup salt-packed capers, soaked in warm water for at least 15 minutes and drained (see Overview) € cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish € 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice € 1 pound dried spaghetti STEPS Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat; add a generous pinch of salt and reduce the heat to low. Cover to keep it hot while you make the sauce. Pour the oil into a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Stir in the teaspoon salt, black pepper and redpepper ” akes; cook until fragrant, for 30 seconds. Stir in the cannellini beans, tomatoes, olives and drained capers. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes, until the sauce darkens and thickens and its ” avors meld. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice; taste and add more salt, as needed. Keep covered over the lowest heat setting. While the sauce is cooking, increase the heat under the large pot of salted water so it returns to a boil, then add the spaghetti.

PAGE 11 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 B3Columbus Day is being observed October 8 this year. Thats next Monday, and its a good time to start warming up for the Celebrate-With-Food Season that finishes up the year. Of course, October also brings us Halloween and trick-or-treaters and the appearance in local markets of great, huge pumpkins, waiting to be carved into Jackolanterns. Then we have harvest festivals cropping up here and there, just to get us into the proper spirit for November, and Thanksgiving. With all that going on, its not surprising that most people think of Columbus Day primarily as a day when the banks and libraries are closed. But if youre a chocoholic, or one of the health-food crowd who has recently discovered the glories of that high-protein grain, quinoa, or a busy mother who simply couldnt face life without peanut butter, then Columbus Day deserves a bit more notice. After all, Columbus Day marks the discovery of the New World, and while the New Worlds early explorers may have been more interested in gold and silver, the opening of the Western Hemisphere brought the world a whole host of new and wonderful foods. Consequently, youre fully justified in treating yourself to an extra bar of your favorite dark chocolate in celebration of Columbus Day. Or if youre feeling expansive, get a pint of the best vanilla ice cream to go with that dark chocolate … remember, the vanilla orchid was one of the culinary treasures of the New World, and chocolate and vanilla go together. Never mind the calorie count. You can make up for your Monday indulgence by nibbling super-low-calorie popcorn all day Tuesday. What in the world would waistline-watchers do without the aid and comfort of popcorn? Think of it as sneaking in an extra day of celebration. Perhaps youre a kidsin-the-kitchen sort of mom. In that case, this is a good time to teach those kids the intricacies of making peanut butter cookies. (Yeah … you knew about the corn and the pumpkins that helped make life livable for the Pilgrim Fathers, but Ill bet you didnt know about peanuts.) Seems that peanuts were one of the native foods the conquistadores discovered in South America. In fact, the oldest known archaeological remains of peanuts … more than 7,000 years old -were found in Peru. Of course, if youre more the fast foods type, you and the kids can observe the occasion with an extra helping of French fries. The potato is another of our fantastic New World foods. But my favorite among the food gifts of the New World is the pecan. Pecans were first found in the Mississippi Valley, and were planted at Mount Vernon not long before that famous midnight ride of Paul Revere. The best way to eat pecans is raw, or toasted gently with a tiny bit of butter. However, the best celebrations are shared, and if youre going to share pecans, you need to make them go further. Heres an old recipe for a crustless pecan pie that I found in a booklet distributed by a Georgia farm. SUNNYLAND FARMS RITZ PECAN PIE3 egg whites Half teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 20 Ritz crackers, “ nely crushed cup pecan pieces Half teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter pie pan heavily and set aside. Beat egg whites with baking powder until stiff. Add sugar slowly, continuing to beat. Fold in cracker crumbs, pecans, and vanilla. Pour into pie pan. Bake 30 minutes. Cool one hour, and serve topped with unsweetened whipped cream. Similar recipes use from half a cup to a whole cup of pecans; some list Graham cracker crumbs instead of Ritz crackers, and at least one recommends half a cup of chopped dates, to be mixed with the crumbs and nuts and folded in. There are all sorts of variations for the topping, too: whipped cream, nondairy whipped topping, or ice cream, ground nuts, cherries, or chocolate curls all have their supporters. For a make-ahead project, refrigerate until just before serving, and add toppings at the last minute.Columbus Day: A grand excuse to celebrate with food favorites Mary Ryder By Becky KrystalThe Washington PostI have no regrets about taking a kitchen shortcut where I can. Sure, you can find a gadget for almost any task these days „ oh, apple slicer, why did I buy you? „ but the best investments are multitaskers that earn their keep in terms of money spent and kitchen real estate. If theres one thing that ticks all those boxes, its a food processor. Food writer and recipe developer Nicki Sizemore is something of a food-processor evangelist „ so much so that it prompted her to write The Food Processor Family Cookbook,Ž as well as to heavily feature a food processor in her new book, Build-a-Bowl: Whole Grain + Vegetable + Protein + Sauce = Meal.Ž Sizemore became enamored of the food processor after she had her first child and had a kitchen big enough to let her store the processor on the counter. It became my souschef,Ž Sizemore says. I use my food processor more than any other tool in my kitchen.Ž Whether you are still on the fence about buying a food processor or just need a nudge to dust yours off, here are some ideas about what you can do with a food processor, along with tips for making the most of it: € It can make quick work of otherwise tedious tasks. Sizemore says food processors are great for chopping, from coarsely broken up to finely chopped. She suggests putting them to work on hearty vegetables such as carrots, onions, celery, root vegetables and winter squash. Shes a fan of processing the classic mix of diced celery, onion and carrots „ go ahead and say mirepoix,Ž you fancy „ that forms the backbone of many soups and stews. Make sure you break the vegetables into chunks (1 to 2 inches) first. Please, no throwing in whole veggies. Bloody box-grater fingers are no fun, so when you need to make your way through large amounts of cheese, enter the food processor. Whether you want to shred cheese (use the shredding disc, although softer cheeses can be sticky and benefit from a brief spell in the freezer) or grate it (hi, snowy piles of Parmigiano-Reggiano), the food processor can help. Meet your new sous-chef: The handy food processor


B4 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Becky KrystalThe Washington PostI cant tell you off the top of my head how large a largeŽ onion is. Or how hefty a mediumŽ tomato should be. Thats why it can be so maddening/frustrating/ confusing when recipes call for a small, medium or large piece of produce: All you can do is stare at the supermarket bin and wonder. Small, medium, large. Thats clothing size,Ž says vegetable expert and cookbook author Deborah Madison. Vegetables dont come small, medium, large.Ž Although definitions using weights and diameters fill The Book of YieldsŽ and The Chefs Book of Formulas, Yields and Sizes,Ž the typical home cook isnt lugging a size chart down the produce aisle. And when it comes to cookbooks, one authors medium might be anothers large, and so on. Medium might be the smallest you can find of certain vegetables anyway. Golf-ball-size shallots, Im looking at you. Madison, bless her heart, makes the effort to shed a little light on what she means when she refers to sizes. Leaf through her book The New Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneŽ and youll find a discussion of average sizes and what she means when she calls for a particular size with each vegetables info page. But not every cookbook author or other recipe source is as diligent, and not every recipe provides an equivalent volume or weight when specifying a particular size. What then? Good news: Most of the time, Its really not going to make a big difference in your recipe,Ž Madison says. A little more carrot in your minestrone, a little less onion in your fajitas its okay. After all, one of the great things about savory cooking as opposed to baking is the ability to tweak a recipe without disastrous consequences. That said, you have to use common sense. If youre making baba ghanoush and you use a small eggplant instead of a big one, your results will not be the same. Smalls of anything seem particularly hard to find these days at the grocery store: onions like globes, massive bell peppers. Even digging through the bin is unlikely to yield much variation. And thats not by accident. We aim to be as consistent as possible when it comes to our produce,Ž says Al Rivera, director of produce and floral at Giant Food. We aim to have the produce in each specific category of fruits and vegetables to be similar in size.Ž Not all customers care about size, but Rivera says the company does see some patterns in purchasing. We find that a family of four is usually more likely to buy larger-size produce, while a family of two might be more inclined to buy smaller size,Ž says Rivera. Though the science is not exact, the larger the family, more often the larger the produce bought.Ž If youre in search of small produce, either because of a recipe or the number of people in your house, your best bet is a farmers market. When I went to one downtown D.C. market recently, I found everything from very small onions and peppers to huge tomatoes and squash. One vendors eggplant selection alone consisted of tiny Fairy Tales, slender Asian and the traditional Italian, ranging in size from small to extra large (according to my own personal definitions, of course). Even putting in the effort, your search for a small or medium head of cabbage, for example, may fail. In that case, try to be creative with leftovers. Its okay to eat the same vegetable more than one day,Ž Madison says. Just dont let them languish in your produce drawer. Or be like Madison, who these days often cooks without a recipe. Your dish, your way. More than anything, she says, I just want people to relax . recipes arent necessarily set in stone.ŽWhy size doesnt matter in the produce aisleBy Bonnie S. Benwick The Washington PostAs much as I like a good taco, my favorite thing to make with corn tortillas is . soup! When the tortillas are torn into craggy pieces that disintegrate in a good broth, their toasted corny flavor really pops. Here, they join forces with a couple of unexpected ingredients golden raisins, tomato paste and sesame seeds that make all the difference, bringing a subtle sweetness. Were using an immersion (stick) blender, right in the pot, to make this soup creamy smooth so much so that you dont really need to add the half-and-half. But we like it with, and without. And yes, you can use a blender to achieve the same result. The recipe starts with the quick cooking of a pounded chickenbreast half, which will be shredded and added to the soup bowls just before serving. The browned bits from the chicken that are left in the pan, called fond, lend flavor to the onion mixture that is sauteed and then added to the broth. And even though you are making a relatively small amount of soup here, do so in a deep pot. That way the immersion blender wont distribute soup on your stovetop and your shirt front. You can make this meatless, of course, by omitting the chicken and using frozen/defrosted roasted corn kernels and vegetable broth instead. Leftover soup will thicken in the refrigerator overnight, so loosen it up with some water or more broth when you reheat it.A chicken-tortilla soup thats creamy smoothCreamy Chicken Tortilla Soup [PHOTO FOR THE WASHINGTON POST BY TOM MCCORKLE. FOOD STYLING FOR THE WASHINGTON POST BY BONNIE S. BENWICK] Creamy chicken tortilla soupINGREDIENTS € 1 medium white onion € 2 large cloves garlic € 1 large boneless, skinless chicken-breast half € Kosher salt € Black pepper € 1 tablespoon vegetable oil € 2 tablespoons tomato paste € 1 to 2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot sauce, or more as needed € 2 tablespoons golden raisins € 1 tablespoon roasted/ toasted sesame seeds € 2- to 3 cups chicken broth, preferably no-salt-added € Four 6-inch corn tortillas € cup half-and-half € Lime wedges, for serving STEPS Cut the onion into -inch dice. Smash and peel the garlic. Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap; pound to an even thickness of about inch. Discard the wrap and season the chicken lightly with the salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the chicken; sear it on both sides for a total of 5 to 8 minutes, until just cooked through and lightly browned. Transfer to a plate to cool. Add the onion and garlic to the pan; cook for about 5 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Clear a spot at the center of the pan and add the tomato paste, spreading it a bit. Cook, undisturbed, for 1 minute, then add the hot sauce (to taste), raisins and sesame seeds, stirring to incorporate. Heat 2 cups of the broth in a deep pot, over medium heat. Transfer the onion mixture to the pot of broth, being sure to scrape the pan clean. Tear the 4 tortillas into several pieces, letting them fall into the pot as you work. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring a few times. The tortillas should be softened/falling apart. While thats cooking, shred the cooled chicken with your hands or cut it into bite-size chunks. Cut the lime into wedges. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Use an immersion (stick) blender to puree the soup mixture until creamy smooth. If it seems too thick, add some or all the remaining cup of broth. Stir in the half-and-half, if using. Taste, and add more salt, as needed.

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 C1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comFormer First Academy of Leesburg standout having big yearBy Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommercial.comBy all accounts, Emma Grays sophomore season with the Lake-Sumter State College volleyball team has been a success.Gray, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from First Academy of Leesburg, has become a leader this season, helping the Lake-hawks to a 7-8 record.Following Saturdays 3-0 win at Gulf Coast State College, Gray leads LSSC with 144 kills „ an average of 3.35 kills per set „ and is second on the team with 16 service aces. She is third with 125 digs.Against Gulf Coast State College, Gray had a doubledouble with 14 kills and 11 digs.She recorded a season high 19 kills in two matches this season „ Sept. 12 against 18th-ranked St. Johns River State College and Sept. 14. against Florida Gateway Col-lege. Gray had 16 kills on Sept. 19 against South Florida State College, giving her 55 kills in a three-match span.Gray has reached double figures in kills in nine of the 12 matches in which she has appeared.Last year, in her freshman campaign, Gray finished with 212 kills and 224 digs. She had 17 service aces in 23 matches, one less than she has this season in 12 matches.At First Academy, Gray helped the Eagles to a 16-8 records in her senior season (2016) and a berth in the Class 3A-Region 2 semifinals. She led First Academy with 325 kills, 267 service aces, and 227 digs.Gray also led the Eagles in kills (218) as a junior.THE NEXT LEVELGray killing it for LSSCFirst Academy of Leesburgs Emma Gray (5) gets a kill at a Class 3A-District 3 tournament against Orlando Christian Prep in Leesburg on Oct. 20, 2016. Gray is having a big season for Lake-Sumter State College this year. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Fred GoodallThe Associated PressST. PETERSBURG „ Thanks to an infusion of young talent, the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a slow start to win 90 games and spawn lofty expectations for next season.What was supposed to a rebuilding year for the Rays, who trimmed payroll in the winter and purged the roster again, might have been even more special if not for the success of AL East rivals Boston and New York.The Red Sox repeated as division champion with 108 victories and the Yankees won 100 to earn AL's top wild-card berth.The Rays finished 18 games behind Boston and 10 behind New York, but weren't eliminated from postseason contention until Sept. 24."I hope we don't have two 100-win teams in our division next year," manager Kevin Cash said. "But if we do, we're one of them."First-time All-Star Blake Snell led the major leagues with 21 wins and an ALleading 1.89 ERA, rookie Joey Wendle played solid defense while hitting .300 in 139 games, and C.J. Cron had 30 homers and 74 RBIs after being acquired during a trade in spring training.Young Rays win 90, raise expectations for 2019Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell (4) signs an autograph after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday in St. Petersburg. [AP PHOTO/ JASON BEHNKEN] Miami receiver Braxton Berrios celebrates a touchdown reception against Florida State last year in Tallahassee. Miami won 24-20 to snap a seven-game losing streak against FSU. [AP PHOTO/STEVE CANNON] By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Fittingly, Liam Hendriks wore his cap backward. A reliever is going to start a team's postseason opener.A pitcher with no wins in the regular season.A pitcher cut from the 40-man roster in June who spent two months toiling in the minor leagues.A pitcher from Down Under who was happy to get medi-eval in New York."Instead of the starter going six and handing it over to the bullpen or going five and handing it over to the bullpen, now we're just reversing it," Oakland's Australian right-hander said Tuesday, a day ahead of the Athletics' AL wild card game against the New York Yankees.New York's Aaron Boone made a more conventional choice for his first postseason game as a manager, picking Luis Severino over J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka. Severino created a bullpen night in last year's wild card game but not by design, lasting just one out and leav-ing with a three-run deficit against Minnesota in a game the Yankees rallied to win 8-4.As seek relief in wild-card gameBy Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressCORAL GABLES „ The last time Miami won a home game against Florida State, the Hur-ricanes wound up celebrating on the turf of the fabled Orange Bowl. That stadium was bull-dozed a decade ago.The Hurricanes haven't won at home over their biggest rival since 2004, a streak that No. 17 Miami (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) will once again try to snap when they play host to the Seminoles (3-2, 1-2) on Saturday."The last two times at home, we've had them. We more than had them," Miami defensive end Joe Jackson said. "But you've got to be able to finish. And that's what's different about our team now „ we've been able to finish and close games over these last two years."Jackson has been to the last two FSU at Miami games „ 2014 as a recruit, 2016 as a freshman. He basically saw the same game twice; Miami ran out to quick double-digit early leads in each matchup, only to let them slip away and lose at the end. Home eld disadvantageMiami looks to nally stop home drought against FSU"But you've got to be able to nish. And that's what's di erent about our team now „ we've been able to nish and close games over these last two years."Joe JacksonSee GRAY, C3 See RELIEF, C3 See FSU, C3 See RAYS, C3


C2 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV SPORTS BRIEFS PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Boston 108 54 .667 „ y-New York 100 62 .617 8 Tampa Bay 90 72 .556 18 Toronto 73 89 .451 35 Baltimore 47 115 .290 61 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Cleveland 91 71 .562 „ Minnesota 78 84 .481 13 Detroit 64 98 .395 27 Chicago 62 100 .383 29 Kansas City 58 104 .358 33 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Houston 103 59 .636 „ y-Oakland 97 65 .599 6 Seattle 89 73 .549 14 Los Angeles 80 82 .494 23 Texas 67 95 .414 36 x-clinched division; y-clinched wild cardNATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 90 72 .556 „ Washington 82 80 .506 8 Philadelphia 80 82 .494 10 New York 77 85 .475 13 Miami 63 98 .391 26 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Milwaukee 96 67 .589 „ y-Chicago 95 68 .583 1 St. Louis 88 74 .543 7 Pittsburgh 82 79 .509 13 Cincinnati 67 95 .414 28 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Los Angeles 92 71 .564 „ y-Colorado 91 72 .558 1 Arizona 82 80 .506 9 San Francisco 73 89 .451 18 San Diego 66 96 .407 25 x-clinched division; y-clinched wild card; z-clinched playoff berth NL WILD CARD W L PCT GB y-Chicago 95 68 .583 „ y-Colorado 91 72 .558 „Mondays Games NL Central ChampionshipMilwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 1NL West ChampionshipL.A. Dodgers 5, Colorado 2 MONDAYS LATE BOX SCORE DODGERS 5, ROCKIES 2COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Blackmon cf 3 0 2 0 1 0 .291 LeMahieu 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Dahl lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .273 Arenado 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .297 Story ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .291 Gonzalez rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .276 Desmond 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 .236 Wolters c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .170 Musg rave p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Holliday ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 Oberg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --McGee p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Parra ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .284 Marquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 Iannetta c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .224 TOTALS 29 2 4 2 4 6 LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Pederson lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .248 Turner 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .312 Muncy 1b 4 2 2 2 0 2 .263 Taylor cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 Machado ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .297 Grandal c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241 Bellinger cf-1b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .260 Puig rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Hernandez 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .256 Buehler p 2 0 1 1 1 1 .163 Baez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Alexander p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Maeda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .094 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 33 5 9 5 2 10 COLORADO 000 000 002„2 4 0 LOS ANGELES 000 221 00X„5 9 0a-popped out for Musg rave in the 7th. b-struck out for Johnson in the 9th. LOB„Colorado 6, Los Angeles 6. 2B„Pederson (27), Puig (21), Hernandez (17). HR„Arenado (38), off Jansen; Story (37), off Jansen; Bellinger (25), off Marquez; Muncy (35), off Marquez. RBIs„Arenado (110), Story (108), Muncy 2 (79), Bellinger 2 (76), Buehler (1). CS„Dahl (3). S„Marquez. Runners left in scoring position„Colorado 4 (LeMahieu, Dahl 2, Holliday); Los Angeles 3 (Grandal, Puig, Buehler). RISP„Colorado 0 for 4; Los Angeles 2 for 8. Runners moved up„LeMahieu 2, Grandal, Bellinger. GIDP„Machado. DP„Colorado 1 (Oberg, LeMahieu, Desmond).COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Marqz, L,14-11 4.2 5 4 2 2 9 84 3.77 Musg rave 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 19 4.63 Oberg .2 2 0 0 0 0 8 2.45 McGee 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 6.49 Johnson .1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4.26 LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Buehler, W,8-5 6.2 1 0 0 3 3 93 2.62 Baez .2 0 0 0 1 0 10 2.88 Alexander 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 3.68 Maeda .2 0 0 0 0 1 11 3.81 Jansen 1 2 2 2 0 2 21 3.01Alexander pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„McGee 1-0, Baez 1-0, Maeda 1-0. HBP„Buehler (Desmond). PB„Wolters (6). Umpires„Home, Bill Welke; First, Brian Gorman; Second, Jerry Meals; Third, Marvin Hudson; Right, Quinn Wolcott; Left, Dave Rackley. T„3:21. A„47,816 (56,000).2018 POSTSEASONWILD CARDTuesday: Colorado (Freeland 17-7) at Chicago (Lester 18-6), late Today: Oakland (Hendriks 0-1) at New York (Severino 19-8), 8:08 p.m. (TBS)DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary; Times TBA) American LeagueAll games on TBSBoston vs. New York-Oakland winnerFriday: New York-Oakland winner at Boston (Sale 12-4), 7:32 p.m. Saturday: New York-Oakland winner at Boston (Price (16-7), 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8: Boston (Porcello 17-7) at New York-Oakland winner, TBA x-Tuesday, Oct. 9: Boston at New York-Oakland winner, TBA x-Thursday, Oct. 11: New York-Oakland winner at Boston, TBAHouston vs. ClevelandFriday: Cleveland (Kluber 20-7) at Houston (Verlander 16-9), 2:05 p.m. Saturday: Cleveland (Carrasco 17-10) at Houston (Cole 15-5), 4:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8: Houston (Keuchel 12-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 13-8), TBA x-Tuesday, Oct. 9: Houston at Cleveland, TBA x-Thursday, Oct. 11: Cleveland at Houston, TBANational LeagueFS1 and MLB NetworkMilwaukee vs. Colorado-Chicago winnerThursday: Colorado-Chicago winner at Milwaukee, 5:07 p.m. (FS1) Friday: Colorado-Chicago winner at Milwaukee, 4:15 p.m. (FS1) Sunday: Milwaukee at Colorado-Chicago winner, 4:37 p.m. (MLB) x-Monday, Oct. 8: Milwaukee at ColoradoChicago winner, TBA x-Wednesday, Oct. 10: Colorado-Chicago winner at Milwaukee, TBAAtlanta vs. Los AngelesThursday: Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz 13-10) at Los Angeles, 8:37 p.m. (MLB) Friday: Atlanta at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. (FS1) Sunday: Los Angeles at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (FS1) x-Monday, Oct. 8: Los Angeles vs. Atlanta, TBA x-Wednesday, Oct. 10: Atlanta vs. Los Angeles, TBA PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 3 1 0 .750 82 90 New England 2 2 0 .500 95 84 Buffalo 1 3 0 .250 50 106 N.Y. Jets 1 3 0 .250 89 89 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tennessee 3 1 0 .750 75 73 Jacksonville 3 1 0 .750 88 56 Houston 1 3 0 .250 96 108 Indianapolis 1 3 0 .250 94 100 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 3 1 0 .750 126 113 Baltimore 3 1 0 .750 123 65 Cleveland 1 2 1 .375 102 104 Pittsburgh 1 2 1 .375 102 116 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 4 0 0 1.000 145 115 Denver 2 2 0 .500 84 97 L.A. Chargers 2 2 0 .500 111 120 Oakland 1 3 0 .250 97 123 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 2 1 0 .667 64 44 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 67 77 Philadelphia 2 2 0 .500 82 81 N.Y. Giants 1 3 0 .250 73 95 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 3 1 0 .750 137 121 Carolina 2 1 0 .667 71 60 Tampa Bay 2 2 0 .500 112 139 Atlanta 1 3 0 .250 116 122 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 3 1 0 .750 111 65 Green Bay 2 1 1 .625 92 83 Minnesota 1 2 1 .375 90 110 Detroit 1 3 0 .250 94 114 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 4 0 0 1.000 140 67 Seattle 2 2 0 .500 85 81 San Francisco 1 3 0 .250 100 118 Arizona 0 4 0 .000 37 94WEEK 4 Sept. 27L.A. Rams 38, Minnesota 31Sept. 3New England 38, Miami 7 Dallas 26, Detroit 24 Chicago 48, Tampa Bay 10 Green Bay 22, Buffalo 0 Jacksonville 31, N.Y. Jets 12 Cincinnati 37, Atlanta 36 Tennessee 26, Philadelphia 23, OT Houston 37, Indianapolis 34, OT Seattle 20, Arizona 17 New Orleans 33, N.Y. Giants 18 L.A. Chargers 29, San Francisco 27 Oakland 45, Cleveland 42, OT Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 14Mondays GameKansas City 27, Denver 23 Open: Washington, CarolinaWEEK 5 Thursdays GameIndianapolis at New England, 8:20 p.m.Sundays GamesMiami 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, ChicagoMONDAYS LATE SUMMARY CHIEFS 27, BRONCOS 23KANSAS CITY 3 7 3 14 „27 DENVER 3 10 7 3 „23 First QuarterDen„FG McManus 42, 11:33. KC„FG Butker 33, 6:03.Second QuarterKC„Mahomes 8 run (Butker kick), 9:33. Den„Freeman 14 run (McManus kick), 6:37. Den„FG McManus 34, :00.Third QuarterKC„FG Butker 21, 9:32. Den„Lindsay 1 run (McManus kick), 2:05.Fourth QuarterDen„FG McManus 46, 12:47. KC„Kelce 2 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 6:27. KC„Hunt 4 run (Butker kick), 1:39. A„76,656. KC DEN First downs 22 21 Total Net Yards 446 385 Rushes-yards 26-142 22-159 Passing 304 226 Punt Returns 1-37 1-2 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-40 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 28-45-0 21-33-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-0 4-19 Punts 4-42.0 3-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 10-93 3-25 Time of Possession 35:02 24:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING„Kansas City, Hunt 19-121, Mahomes 3-7, De.Thomas 1-6, Ware 2-6, Hill 1-2. Denver, Lindsay 12-69, Freeman 8-67, Sanders 1-18, Booker 1-5. PASSING„Kansas City, Mahomes 28-45-0-304. Denver, Keenum 21-33-1-245. RECEIVING„Kansas City, Hill 9-54, Kelce 7-78, Conley 4-13, Hunt 3-54, D.Harris 2-59, Robinson 2-31, De.Thomas 1-15. Denver, Sanders 5-45, Heuerman 4-57, Dem.Thomas 4-24, Sutton 3-51, Lindsay 2-10, Janovich 1-32, LaCosse 1-17, Booker 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS„None. PRO HOCKEY NHL PRESEASON Mondays GameNY Islanders 3, Bern 2, OTTodays GameEdmonton at Cologne, 10 a.m.REGULAR SEASON Todays GamesMontreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Thursdays GamesWashington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Vegas, 10 p.m.Fridays GamesCarolina at Columbus, 7 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL NBA PRESEASONEASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Philadelphia 2 0 1.000 „ New York 1 0 1.000 Toronto 1 0 1.000 Boston 1 1 .500 1 Brooklyn 0 0 .000 1 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Atlanta 1 0 1.000 „ Charlotte 1 1 .500 Miami 0 1 .000 1 Washington 0 1 .000 1 Orlando 0 1 .000 1 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Chicago 1 0 1.000 „ Cleveland 0 0 .000 Detroit 0 0 .000 Indiana 0 0 .000 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Dallas 1 0 1.000 „ San Antonio 1 0 1.000 „ Houston 0 0 .000 Memphis 0 0 .000 New Orleans 0 2 .000 1 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 1 0 1.000 „ Minnesota 1 0 1.000 „ Utah 1 0 1.000 „ Oklahoma City 0 0 .000 Portland 0 1 .000 1 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB L.A. Clippers 1 0 1.000 „ Sacramento 1 0 1.000 „ Phoenix 0 1 .000 1 Golden State 0 1 .000 1 L.A. Lakers 0 1 .000 1 Games against non-NBA teams do not count in the standingsMondays GamesPhiladelphia 120, Orlando 114 New York 124, Washington 121, OT Atlanta 116, New Orleans 102 Sacramento 106, Phoenix 102Tuesdays GamesMiami at Charlotte, late Cleveland at Boston, late Memphis vs. Houston at Birmingham, Ala., late Toronto at Utah, late Denver at L.A. Lakers, lateTodays GamesNew York at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New Zealand Breakers at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.Thursdays Games Indiana at Houston, 8 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 19 6 6 63 65 38 New York Red Bulls 19 7 5 62 57 32 New York City FC 15 9 8 53 55 41 Columbus 13 9 9 48 39 38 Philadelphia 14 12 5 47 43 45 Montreal 12 15 4 40 42 52 D.C. United 10 11 8 38 53 48 New England 8 11 11 35 44 49 Toronto FC 9 15 6 33 54 58 Chicago 8 16 7 31 46 57 Orlando City 7 18 4 25 40 66 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 15 6 9 54 49 38 Sporting Kansas City 15 8 7 52 55 37 Los Angeles FC 14 8 8 50 58 46 Portland 13 9 9 48 46 45 Seattle 14 11 5 47 41 32 Real Salt Lake 13 11 7 46 50 50 Los Angeles Galaxy 12 11 8 44 60 59 Vancouver 11 12 7 40 47 59 Minnesota United 11 16 3 36 45 58 Houston 9 13 8 35 50 45 Colorado 6 18 6 24 32 59 San Jose 4 19 8 20 47 66 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 29Chicago 3, Los Angeles FC 1 Seattle 4, Colorado 0 D.C. United 5, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 0, Columbus 0, tie Toronto FC 4, New England 1 Minnesota United 2, New York City FC 1 Houston 3, San Jose 2 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Vancouver 0 FC Dallas 0, Portland 0, tieSept. 30New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United FC 0 Real Salt Lake 1, Sporting Kansas City 1, tieSaturdays GamesColumbus 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s GameChicago at D.C. United, 1 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Thursday National League Division SeriesFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Los Angeles -197 Atlanta +182American League Wild Card Todayat New York -180 Oakland +165American League Division Series Fridayat Houston -143 Cleveland +133NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Toronto -221 Montreal +201 at Washington -124 Boston +114 Calgary -125 at Vancouver +115 at San Jose -165 Anaheim +155COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Houston 16 18 69 Tulsa at Troy 18 15 54 Ga. StateFridayat Marshall 7 6 52 Mid. Tenn. Georgia Tech 2 4 56 at Louisville at BYU 3 2 55 Utah StateSaturdayat Ga. South. 11 13 55 So.Alabama South Florida 13 14 70 at UMass Clemson 16 17 62 at WFU at Temple 14 13 55 E. Carolina No. Illinois 7 3 52 at Ball St. Syracuse 5 4 59 at Pittsburgh at UCF 26 23 73 SMU at FAU 15 15 65 OldDominion at Ohio State 28 25 64 Indiana at N.C. State 3 5 59 Boston Coll. LSU 3 2 43 at Florida at So. Carolina 2 1 64 Missouri at Michigan 18 17 49 Maryland at Cincinnati 8 7 50 Tulane Ohio 14 14 70 at Kent St. at W. Michigan 2 4 58 E. Michigan Buffalo 7 8 49 at Cent.Mich. at Akron 3 3 48 Miami (OH) Notre Dame 1 6 57 at Va. Tech Illinois 1 5 50 at Rutgers at Boise St. 17 14 51 San Diego St. at Colorado 1 2 64 Arizona St. Liberty 5 5 64 at NMSU North Texas 25 27 53 at UTEP Washington 22 21 50 at UCLA at Stanford 5 5 46 Utah Fresno St. 13 13 59 at Nevada Washington St. 14 17 65 at Oregon St. California Pk 2 57 at Arizona at UNLV 11 9 62 New Mexico at Michigan St. 10 11 44 Northwestrn at West Virginia 24 29 61 Kansas Alabama 34 35 59 at Arkansas at Louisiana Tech 9 10 57 UAB at Texas A&M 7 5 50 Kentucky at Oklahoma St. 10 10 54 Iowa St. at Georgia 28 26 52 Vanderbilt Iowa 2 6 42 at Minnesota at Toledo 20 20 73 Bowl. Green Auburn 4 3 44 at Miss. St. Navy 3 3 48 at Air Force at Mississippi 21 22 75 ULM Oklahoma 9 7 60 Texas at Memphis 32 35 78 UConn ULL 3 3 58 at Texas St. at Rice +1 2 52 UTSA at Baylor 2 4 55 Kansas St. at Miami 11 12 48 Florida St. at Wisconsin 22 17 57 Nebraska Colorado St. 4 3 64 at S.J. St. at Hawaii 1 3 58 WyomingNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New England 8 10 51 IndianapolisSundayBaltimore 1 3 47 at Cleveland at Kansas City 3 3 49 Jacksonville Tennessee 4 3 39 at Buffalo at Carolina 5 7 44 N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets Pk 1 42 Denver at Pittsburgh 4 3 57 Atlanta Green Bay 1 1 50 at Detroit at Cincinnati 5 6 49 Miami at L.A. Chargers 5 5 53 Oakland at San Francisco 3 4 41 Arizona at Philadelphia 3 3 44 Minnesota L.A. Rams 6 7 50 at Seattle at Houston 4 3 45 DallasMondayat New Orleans 6 6 52 Washington Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled 2B Tony Renda and RHPs Marcus Walden, Chandler Shepherd and Justin Haley from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Recalled C Dustin Garneau, RHP Carson Fulmer and OFs Charlie Tilson and Eloy Jimenez from Charlotte (IL); LHP Ian Clarkin and OF Luis Alexander Basabe from Birmingham (SL); and OF Micker Adolfo from Winston-Salem (Carolina). DETROIT TIGERS „ Recalled LHP Ryan Carpenter, SS Willie Castro and OFs Mike Gerber and Dustin Peterson from Toledo; SS Sergio Alcantara from Erie (EL); and RHP Eduardo Jimenez and LHP Gregory Soto from Lakeland (FSL). HOUSTON ASTROS „ Recalled 1B AJ Reed, OF Derek Fisher and RHPs Francis Martes and Brady Rodgers from Round Rock (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Recalled RHP Eduardo Paredes from Salt Lake (PCL); RHP Jesus Castillo from Mobile (SL); and RHP Luke Farrell from Orem (Pioneer). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Fired manager Paul Molitor. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Recalled RHP Dan Altavilla from Tacoma (PCL) and RHP Max Povse from Arkansas (TL). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Reinstated C Michael Perez from the 10-day DL. Recalled 3B Christian Arroyo, LHP Anthony Banda and RHPs Brent Honeywell and Andrew Moore from Durham (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Recalled OF Dalton Pompey from Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Recalled LHP Adam McCreery and RHP Wes Parsons from Gwinnett (IL) and LHP Ricardo Sanchez from Mississippi (SL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Reinstated RHP Robert Stephenson from the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan and RHPs Tanner Rainey, Jose Lopez and Austin Brice from Louisville (IL) and 2B Shed Long and OFs Jose Siri and Aristides Aquino from Chattanooga (SL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Recalled OF Justin Williams and RHPs Conner Greene and Matt Bowman from Memphis (PCL) and RHP Derian Gonzalez from Spring“ eld (TL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Recalled OF Mac Williamson, 2B Miguel Gomez, LHP Josh Osich and RHPs Tyler Beede, Tyler Herb and Derek Law from Sacramento (PCL) and RHP Chase Johnson from Richmond (EL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Reinstated RHP Kelvin Herrera from the 10-day DL. Recalled SS Matt Reynolds and RHPs Austin Adams and Trevor Gott from Fresno (PCL) and C Raudy Read from Harrisburg (EL).Can-Am LeagueTROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Exercised the 2019 option on RHP Kyle Halbohn and LHP Jacob Evans.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Waived C Cole Aldrich.Womens NBAWNBA „ Announced the resignation of president Lisa Borders. Promoted deputy commissioner Mark Tatum to interim president.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Suspended Seattle Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks inde“ nitely after he pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges. ARIZONA CARDINALS „ Released S Demetrious Cox and LB Nigel Harris from the practice squad. Signed WR Bernard Reedy and S Darian Thompson to the practice squad. ATLANTA FALCONS „ Waived DT Justin Zimmer. Signed DT Michael Bennett IV. BUFFALO BILLS „ Released DE Nate Orchard. Signed CB Dontae Johnson. CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Signed P Michael Palardy to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Placed DB Terrance Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed DB Jeremiah McKinnon from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Released DT Jordan Phillips. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Signed WR Chad Hansen and LB LaTroy Lewis to the practice squad. Released WR Kalif Raymond from the practice squad. Announced Oakland signed OL Ian Silberman from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed RB Mack Brown to the practice squad.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Released DB Boobie Hobbs from the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA COYOTES „ Placed F Josh Archibald, D Jakob Chychrun and Cs Christian Dvorak and Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve. Assigned D Trevor Murphy to Tucson (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES „ Claimed LW Remi Elie off waivers from Dallas. CALGARY FLAMES „ Assigned Fs Andrew Mangiapane and Anthony Peluso, D Rasmus Andersson and G Jon Gillies to Stockton (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Claimed G Curtis McElhinney off waivers from Toronto. DETROIT RED WINGS „ Assigned RW Luke Witkowski and D Joe Hicketts and Filip Hronek to Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Placed Fs Dustin Brown and Jonny Brodzinski on injured reserve. Designated F Gabriel Vilardi as injured/ non-roster. Released F Emerson Etem from his professional tryout agreement. MINNESOTA WILD „ Placed D Gustav Olofsson on waivers. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS „ Claimed G Calvin Pickard off waivers from Toronto. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Assigned Fs Chris Thorburn and Zach Sanford, D Jake Walman and G Ville Hussofour players to San Antonio (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Claimed F Dmitrij Jaskin off waivers from St. Louis.American Hockey LeagueMILWAUKEE ADMIRALS „ Assigned Fs Tyler Moy and Carl Persson to Atlanta (ECHL). Loaned F Matt Lane to Atlanta.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Agreed to terms with D Steven Johnson.SOCCERMajor League SoccerSPORTING KANSAS CITY „ Signed F Tyler Freeman through 2022.United Soccer LeagueTAMPA BAY ROWDIES „ Announced the club has been purchased by the Tampa Bay Rays baseball club.COLLEGESGUILFORD „ Named Reid Jacoby mens assistant basketball coach. SAINT JOSEPHS „ Promoted Renie Shields to senior associate athletics director for student experience, Katie Shields to senior associate athletics director for development and Ken Krimmel to assistant athletics director for compliance. Named Emily Saleski assistant athletic trainer, Pete OHara assistant baseball coach and Ahmad Salamah assistant strength and conditioning coach. SANTA CLARA „ Named Mark Marquess special assistant to the director of athletics. CALENDAR MLBOct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. November TBA „ Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, “ fth day after World Series. November TBA „ Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8 „ General managers meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15 „ All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 30 „ Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 „ Hall of Fame Todays Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.2019Jan. 11 „ Salary arbitration “ gures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 „ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 „ Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. June 29-30 „ New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.NBAOct. 15 „ Rosters set for opening day, 5 p.m. EDT. Oct. 16 „ Regular season opens.2019Jan. 5 „ 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 „ All contracts guaranteed for remainder of the season. Feb. 7 „ Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST. Feb. 16 „ 3-point, slam dunk contests, Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 17 „ NBA All-Star Game, Charlotte, N.C. April 10 „ Regular season ends. April 13 „ Playoffs begin.GOLF 9 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, UL International Crown, “ rst round, at Incheon, South Korea 3 a.m. (Thursday) ESPN2 „ Asia-Paci“ c Amateur Championship, “ rst round, at Singapore MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. TBS „ AL Wild Card, Oakland at N.Y. Yankees NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. NBA „ Preseason, Chicago at Milwaukee 10:30 p.m. NBA „ Preseason, Minnesota at L.A. Clippers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Boston at Washington 10:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Anaheim at San Jose SOCCER 12:55 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Group C, Paris SaintGermain vs. Red Star Belgrade 3 p.m. TNT „ UEFA Champions League, Group B, Tottenham vs. BarcelonaMINNEAPOLISTwins “ re Molitor, eye new leader to grow teamThe Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tues-day, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award, in pursuit of more pro-ductive development by their younger players.Molitor has been offered an undefined posi-tion in baseball operations with the organization. Chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and other club executives expressed confidence that Molitor would accept it and remain with the Twins.I fully respect that decision,Ž Molitor said in a statement distributed by the team. I will for-ever be grateful for the opportunity they gave me to serve in the role as manager for these past four years. Ž The Twins went 305-343 under the 62-year-old Molitor, with one appearance in the playoffs in 2017. They were 78-84 this year, long out of post-season contention after a series of early setbacks to several key players.TORONTOMaple Leafs lose 2 goalies; Capitals claim JaskinToronto Maple Leafs goalies Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed off waivers Tuesday.McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, whose projected starter Scott Darling is injured and set to miss a few weeks. McElhinney has a 62-71-13 record in 10 seasons among six teams.The Philadelphia Flyers claimed Pickard and placed him on non-roster status, while placing goalie Michal Neuvirth on injured reserve because of a groin injury. Pickard had a 21-9-1 record with the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate.Toronto opens the season against Montreal on Wednesday with no experience behind starter Frederik Andersen and backup Garret Sparks. The Washington Capitals added St. Louis for-ward Dmitrij Jaskin, the odd man out after the Blues restocked their forwards this offseason. The Associated Press PREP ROUNDUPVOLLEYBALLEustis 3, Tavares 0Brittiney Jones and Swey Brown each had five blocks and nine kills and Hannah Yarbrough had five kills as the libero, two aces, 32 digs and nine service points to lead Eustis to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-17 win over Tavares on Tuesday.Eustis improves to 9-9 with the win and hosts Umatilla on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.Tavares falls to 9-6 and hosts Orange City Uni-versity on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. East Ridge 3, Sebring 1Amanda Morton had 14 kills and two digs, Naomi Cabello had nine kills, 27 assists and five digs and Macey McGinnis had 10 digs, two aces and two kills to lead East Ridge to a 25-15, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18 win over Sebring on Monday.East Ridge, which lost only its third set of the season in the win, improved to 19-0. Eustis 3, Leesburg 1Brittiney Jones had 17 kills and two blocks while Cayla Colbert added eight service points, four kills and one block to lead Eustis to a 19-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16 win over Leesburg on Monday.

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 C3After a road match against St. Johns River State on Tuesday, the Lakehawks will be back in action on Friday with matches against Northern Virginia Community College and Bob Jones University at the Catawba Valley Invitational tour-nament at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, North Carolina. Bryan Je erson, Bethune-Cookman UniversityIts been a long wait for Bryan Jeffersons first col-lege reception. About 2 seasons.Jefferson, a former Lees-burg standout receiver, caught his first college pass on Saturday in Bethune-Cookmans 35-20 win against Savannah State. It was an 11-yard grab on a first-and-15 play midway through the fourth quarter with the Wildcats comfort-ably in the lead. A three-star recruit out of Leesburg, Jefferson spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Boise State, but saw only sporadic action during his stint with the Broncos. He chose Boise State over several other schools, including UCF, Oregon State, Iowa, Temple, Flor-ida International Duke and Iowa State.In his senior season at Leesburg, Jefferson had 42 receptions for 801 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught 41 passes in his sophomore and junior seasons, with five scoring grabs each seasons.In his final three seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Jefferson had 1,961 receiv-ing yards.Jefferson and his Yellow Jackets teammate Adrian Falconer formed one of the top pass-catching duos in Lake County. Bethune-Cookman will take a 2-3 record into Saturdays game against Mississippi Valley State „ alma mater of Pro Foot-ball hall of famer Jerry Rice „ at Larry Key Field at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach. Xavier Story, Florida TechAfter three solid football seasons at Lyon College, Xavier Story wanted more.The former South Sumter standout wanted to be part of a winning program while earning a Masters degree at an outstanding university.ŽSo he transferred to Florida Technological University in Melbourne for his senior season.And Story certainly appears to have gotten his wish, at least in terms of being part of a winning program. The Panthers are 4-1 heading into Saturdays game against Mississippi College in Panther Stadium.Hes seen action in three games, including last weeks 26-23 win against Wingate and recorded a season high three tackles „ two solo and one assist. For the season, Story has four tackles as a defensive back.Story didnt transfer from Lyon College, an NAIA school in Batesville, Arkansas, to get more playing time.In three seasons with the Scots, Story played in 32 games, including 24 starts, and made 129 tackles „ 81 solo stops and 48 assists. He had nine interceptions, accumulating 242 return yards, and scored two defensive touchdowns.At South Sumter, Story played four sports „ football, track and field, weightlifting and basket-ball „ and earned three varsity letters. GRAYFrom Page C1As an organization there was some amount of satisfaction that came with the work that weve been doing the last several years to prepare a young group coming through our minor leagues ... and to see that finally hit our major league team,Ž general manager Erik Neander said.When we look back at this year, hopefully it will be seen as the year that started off a run of many competitive, play-off achieving seasons,Ž Neander added, and hopefully, a championship in there at some point.ŽThe Rays lost 12 of 15 to begin the season, dig-ging themselves into a hole few people felt they were capable of escaping after a winter that saw them trade Evan Longoria, Steven Souza Jr., Corey Dickerson and Jake Odorizzi and lose starting pitcher Alex Cobb to free agency.They trimmed salary again in July, unloading pitchers Chris Archer, Nathan Eovaldi and Alex Colome, as well as All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos and Denard Span to make way for the youth movement that keyed a second-half surge.The Rays went 41-25 after the All-Star break, including 19-9 in Sep-tember. They were 9-1-2 over their last 12 series.Coming out of spring training we didnt know what kind of club we were going to have on the field as far as wins and losses,Ž Cash said, but we knew we had a good group of guys, a good core group of guys and a lot to look forward to ... with some of younger players get-ting opportunities.ŽOne of the keys to over-coming the slow start was creative use of the bullpen that included the introduction of openersŽ „ relievers who started games and generally faced from three to nine batters.A bullpen dayŽ starter, by comparison, usually pitched deeper into games though nor-mally no more than twice through an opposing teams lineup. RAYSFrom Page C1Jackson is a junior, so even if he returns in 2019 for his final season he wont have another chance to play Florida State on his home field.That means if the home drought against FSU is going to end on his watch, its now or never.Its very important,Ž Jackson said.Thats the sentiment that about 100 other Hur-ricanes are sharing this week. Miami snapped a seven-game overall losing streak against Florida State by winning in Tallahassee last season, and now the Hurricanes hope its time to end the home drought as well.Theres nothing Id rather have than us to win at home,Ž Miami offensive lineman Tyler Gauthier said. I mean, its my senior year. Youve got to beat Florida State your senior year. Thats just the way it is „ and doing it at home is going to be awesome.ŽIt wont be easy, because it never is. The oddsmakers list Miami as nearly a twotouchdown favorite but 14 of the last 17 games in the series have been decided by eight points or less, and each of the last four games have not seen either side win by more than five points.Florida State has actually won each of its last eight appearances in Miami „ 6-0 against the Hurricanes, 2-0 in the Orange Bowls that followed the 2012 and 2016 seasons. The Seminoles are unranked, probably out of the ACC race and already twice-beaten this season, but are clearly not hurting for con-fidence as they prepare for this one.Big game. Big rivalry,Ž Florida State running back Cam Akers said. Two instate teams. This game is always one for the books. A history game. A game you can make a name for your-self in.Ž There is an oddity about this series: Florida State has a winning record at Miami, and Miami has a winning record at Florida State. The Seminoles once had an eight-game road winning streak over Miami, the Hurricanes once had a five-game road winning streak over Florida State. And somehow, nei-ther program has managed to ever win more than five in a row on its own field.It has been since 2004 that Miami has won at home in this series,Ž Hur-ricanes coach Mark Richt said. Thats not very good. Its about as bad as the seven losses in a row that we were dealing with going into last years game. So thats a meaningful bit of history that we need to kind of change the course of.Ž FSUFrom Page C1Oakland manager Bob Melvin has been scrambling because of injuries to starting pitchers Jharel Cotton, Kendall Graveman, Sean Manaea, Paul Blackburn, Andrew Triggs and Daniel Gos-sett. Yet, the As finished second in the AL West at 97-65, their best record in 16 years, and their relievers went 45-16, the second-most bullpen wins in big league history behind Tampa Bays 54 this year. Theres been a strug-gle between old-school mentality and saber-metrics, and this is a way to kind of incorporate sabermetrics with effec-tiveness,Ž Oakland closer Blake Treinen said. You cant say going a starter for seven innings is the best way. You cant say that going an opener is the best way. But this is whats going to work for us, and were going to ride it out, and we have full faith in whoever makes the decisions. Im excited to see what this game does because its kind of a first of its kind, and I think we all fully embrace that.ŽYankees reliever Zach Britton, a two-time All-Star reliever with Baltimore, said this new method was unfathomable just five years ago. Views started to change when the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians used bullpens in a non-traditional manner in the 2016 postseason. Tampa Bay was 46-38 with regular starters this year and 44-34 when opening with relievers.I think the data shows that its an effective way,Ž Britton said. The hitters, theyre not able to get comfortable off a starter. Theres a new guy possibly every time you come to the plate. So its a good strategy, and you know why teams are starting to do it, because its effective.ŽHendriks, a 29-year-old in his third season with Oakland, started for Minnesota (2011-14) and Kansas City (2014) before Toronto converted him to the bullpen in 2015. He had a 7.36 ERA in 13 relief appearances this season when he was designated for assignment on June 25 to clear a roster spot for Edwin Jackson.Then 40-38, the As won their next six games and 11 of 13.Apparently Im a pariah,Ž Hendriks said jokingly.After 21 appearances with Triple-A Nashville, he was brought back on Sept. 1 when active rosters expanded to 40. As Hendriks was checking into a hotel in Oakland that day, he received a telephone call from pitching coach Scott Emerson.By the way, youre going to start today,Ž Hendriks recalled Emer-son telling him. I got to the field about an hour later, and it was kind of, Yep, were going to try this opening thing, see how it goes.Ž RELIEFFrom Page C1Jefferson Story Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks throws to the Baltimore Orioles during a game on Sept. 12 in Baltimore. Hendriks will start for the Oakland Athletics in tonights AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. [AP PHOTO/PATRICK SEMANSKY, FILE]


C4 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | RECREATIONTo submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at or 352-365-8204. Lawn bowling club hosting open houseThe Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club will host an open house on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The public is invited to watch games, roll some bowls and meet some of the 300 members. Food, snacks and refreshments will be served.New flexible, shorter, free training classes are now avail-able for those who want to join the club.The Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club is located at 125 Edgerton Court, near Evans Park and the Lakeside Inn.For more information, contact Tom Eppich at 352254-0478,, or go to Leesburg holding tennis doubles leagueThe city of Leesburg will be holding a doubles tennis league starting Oct. 17 at the Palmetto Street courts. Reg-istration deadline is Oct. 12 at the Leesburg recreation office. Cost is $25 per person.For more information, call 352-728-9885. YMCA youth sports kick off this monthWednesday is the final day to save $20 through early registration for the Golden Triangle YMCAs Fall 2 Youth Sports.The YMCA will be offer-ing flag football (ages 5 to 14) under the lights on Friday nights, indoor soccer (ages 5 to 17) and T-ball (ages 3-6) on Saturdays and a run team (ages 7 to 14).Cost to enter for members is $60 and $105 for non-mem-bers. The price goes up by $20 starting Thursday.The season runs from Oct. 22 to Dec. 15. For more information, email bhaller@ cfymca. To register online, go to Golf tournament to raise funds for Wildwood programsThe Wildwood Middle High School baseball and softball teams are holding a fundraising golf tournament at Continental Country Club on Nov. 3 in Wildwood. Play starts at 9 a.m.Cost is $40 per player and includes green fees, carts, range balls, lunch and a T-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. Sign-up forms are due by Oct. 29. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.For more information, call 352-748-1314 or email or Umatilla Kiwanis Club holding 5K run/walkThe Umatilla Kiwanis Club will hold a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 a.m. starting a Caldwell Park in Umatilla.Online registration is available at Entry fee is $25 if entered by Oct. 1 and $30 after Oct. 1. All participants will receive participation medal with awards/medals going to the top males and females in age groups.All funds go to local projects for children and scholarships.Leesburg Bitty Ball registration is openRegistration for the Lees-burg Recreation Departments Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) is now open and runs through Nov. 1.For more information on any of the citys recreation programs, visit http:/ or call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermonts parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont. The address is 450 12th St., Clermont.The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal bar-code is essential.For more information or to register, visit Chair yoga at Leesburg libraryThe Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a one-hour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m. The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bussinger at 352-728-9790 or email Eustis offering Zumba classesThe Eustis Recreation Department is offering an adult Zumba class. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Garden Room at 2214 Bates Ave. The first class is free and the cost on a per-class basis is $5. You can purchase a 10-class card for $35.For more information, call Cartina Craft at 352-357-8510.Eustis holding Simply Gentle Yoga classesThe city of Eustis Parks and Recreation Department is offering Simply Gentle Yoga classes on Fridays at 10 a.m. and the cost is $7 per session.The classes will be held in the Lakeview Room at the Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive.Certified yoga instructor Nancy LaPointe will lead the classes that will combine chair, standing and floor work. Participants will learn techniques for healthy self-care; ways to move to keep your body strong and flexible; how to strengthen your balance muscles and healthy breathing techniques to manage stress and anxiety and to help you sleep.Contact the Eustis Recreation Department at 352-357-8510 or LaPointe at 352-383-1923 for more information. Open hours at Leesburg gymnasiumThe Leesburg Recreation Department holds open gym hours throughout the week. The cost to play is $2 a day or $20 a year for adults and $1 a day or $10 a year for youths ages 12 to 17. If you play 10 days, you automatically get a yearly membership.The gym, located at 1851 Griffin Road, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturday open gym hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Line dancing for fun and “ tnessThe Leesburg Public Library at 100 E. Main St. will have line dancing instruction on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. The cost is free. Line dancing is a popular form of exercise. It doesnt require a partner and it improves balance and memory. All levels are welcome, especially beginners. Peter Statham is the instructor. Pick up pickleball at Donnelly ParkThe Mount Dora pickleball courts are located in Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. and are available for public play. There is equipment available for public use in the green cabinet beside the courts. There are several independent groups that play in the mornings and would love to teach new players and gain new members.NEWS & NOTESThe Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club will host an open house on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]


DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for years. We married young, and I'm the only man she has been with. Although we seem to have a good sex life, she's now saying she wants more. She wants to experiment and is suggesting we try a "swinging" lifestyle -a threesome or foursome -swapping partners. I think she wants to experience a stronger, more physically attractive man. I'm not against it. I fantasize about watching her with another man, and it could be exciting to make love with other women. However, my question to you and your readers is, does this lifestyle enhance a marriage or does it usually lead to severe marriage issues? -CONSIDERING IT IN CALIFORNIA DEAR CONSIDERING IT: Depending upon the people involved, the swinging lifestyle can either enhance or destroy a marriage. If the couple is honest with each other from the beginning, establishes rm ground rules and adheres to them, it won't hurt the marriage. However, if one partner feels coerced into participating, it can be destructive, which is why I do not recommend it. DEAR ABBY: One of my very close friends selfharms. She constantly slits her wrists and forearms. I desperately want her to stop, but I don't know how to convince her not to hurt herself. I would talk to her parents about it, but she doesn't feel comfortable around her dad, and her mom is part of the reason she self-harms. She had a therapist she could talk to, but not anymore. I want her to feel loved, but so far, all I've been doing to help is listen when she talks. She needs to be able to see herself as others do. What can I do to help her? I don't want to sit idle while she struggles. -GOOD FRIEND IN KANSAS DEAR GOOD FRIEND: You are a caring person, but your friend has serious emotional problems you don't have the training or experience to handle. She will need professional help to get to the root of her emotional pain before she can stop cutting. Because she no longer has a therapist and her parents are part of the problem, tell a counselor at school that your friend is self-harming. Perhaps there can be an intervention if her problem is approached that way.DEAR ABBY: I have been married forever to a very demanding and controlling man. We are older now, so, without consulting me, he bought cemetery plots for us. The problem is, I'm scared to death of cemeteries and always have been. I prefer to be cremated and have my ashes scattered over places I love. One of my kids is OK with it; the other isn't. How can I make sure my wishes will be respected? -GOING OUT MY WAY DEAR G.O.M.W.: It appears that one of your kids takes after their father. If your husband dies rst, your problem will be solved because your wishes will prevail. Talk with an attorney who specializes in estate planning about putting language in your will that species that if you AREN'T cremated and scattered as you wish to be, the person responsible will receive no more than $1. Then choose an executor you can trust, and when the time comes, rest in peace. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Long-married couple wonders if being swingers is for them HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2018:This year you care about your job performance and/ or leadership ability within your community. You do well when you accept responsibilities with grace. An older family member could be quite dominant. Whatever course or path you follow, success seems to greet you. If you are single, you have more control than you realize. If you want a viable relationship, you can have it. If you are attached, you work together with your partner to realize a long-term goal. Your bond strengthens because of your involvement as a couple to create more of what you desire. LEO often roots for you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might have difculty dislodging yourself from some personal thoughts. If you can, revise your plans accordingly to suit your mindset. Otherwise, call in your self-discipline. No matter what is driving you, what you say has an impact. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) When a partner or close friend expresses his or her thoughts, you are likely to clear your mind about a concern. You feel better when the two of you are on the same page. However, you could inadvertently jolt a family member. Go with the moment. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Even if they dont seem to affect you, remain tuned in to nancial swings. Be aware of money trends. Later in the day, a discussion could surprise you, forcing you to eye a possibility that you normally wouldnt consider. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You might be concerned about a meeting that you cant avoid. You could be surprised by what is shared. You could feel as though a lack of understanding exists between you and a friend. That feeling might be true; however, the situation can be resolved. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Most of the day, you might want to lie low and gain through listening. You might be delighted by what you hear. A family members personal news makes you grin. When dealing with a partner, the unexpected becomes a theme. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) A meeting provides much to evaluate and consider. You feel that in the long run, everything will work in your favor. An element of discomfort surrounds you and new information. Detach; carefully take an overview of the situation. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Although you might not want to take ownership of a problem, you should anyway. For now, be careful about committing funds to any project or endeavor. You need more information. Assume a greater role in what is occurring. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) No one can miss your upbeat mood. Because youre able to detach, you see a perplexing situation in a new light. Walk in others shoes. Get past a problem. Know that there is an alternative. You need to nd it, and you will, with the help of a higher-up. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) One-on-one relating marks the day. If you dont take time with a child or loved one, you could witness a misunderstanding develop. Remember that not everyone is as secure or condent as you are. Listen to what a close associate shares. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might not be up for the changes coming toward you. Like many people, you prefer to stick to the status quo. Good news encourages you to take a risk. A meeting could feed your mind with unusual yet positive feedback. Try out an idea on someone you trust. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be concerned about what is happening around you. Friends seem dedicated to getting past an obstacle. At work, you hop through what normally might be a problem. Your experience and dexterity come through. Save socializing for later on. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You are likely to nally grasp and feel comfortable with a new idea. You help explain this concept to those who need to understand it. However, you might not be as sure as others are about how to use this information. Ask questions, if need be. | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 C5 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, the 276th day of 2018. There are 89 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Oct. 3, 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles found the former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable for damages in a civil trial). ON THIS DATE: In 1941 Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again." ''The Maltese Falcon" the version starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston premiered in New York. In 1955 "Captain Kangaroo" and "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on C-B-S and A-B-C, respectively. In 1962 astronaut Wally Schirra became the fth American to y in space as he blasted o from Cape Canaveral aboard the Sigma 7 on a 9-hour ight. In 1981 Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives. In 2003 a tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of duo "Siegfried & Roy" during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving the superstar illusionist in critical condition on his 59th birthday.



PAGE 19 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018 C7 BUSINESS "I'd love to rest my weary head on somebody's shoulder; I hate to grow older ... all by myself." „ "All By Myself" as performed by Eric CarmenRecently uncoupled women often evolve through three stages after the death of a spouse. The acronym G.A.P., which stands for Grief, Adaptation and Perseverance, accurately describes the stages of transition that many women experience. During this time there is a significant disruption in normal lifestyle and familiar living patterns. The first stage is grieving. Most recently widowed women are far too unsettled to tackle any major financial issues immediately. In some cases, women are living alone again for the first time in decades and find themselves feeling literally unmoored. Not only are they grieving the loss of a loved one, they are challenged on multiple fronts with new responsibilities. Everyone is different, but in general, we recommend no major life changes be made immediately following the death of a spouse. However, some basic financial issues must be addressed and if a woman has already established a relationship with a trusted adviser prior to her husband's passing, she can rely on the adviser to handle most of these tasks, like changing names on accounts and filing for benefits from pensions and life insurance policies. If not, it's often during this period that widows hire an adviser. The second stage is adjustment. After a time, many women begin a period of financial and emotional adaptation. They may still grieve, but they become more comfortable thinking about selling their home or moving near family. Some begin to take a significant interest in their financial future at this juncture. Most understand intuitively that their money must last a lifetime, and they become more engaged about discussing with their adviser things like how their portfolio can provide additional income. They also usually reach a comfort level with living on only one Social Security check, as well as living alone on a budget. Lastly, women in transition must persevere. The recognition that they alone are responsible for their financial future is a significant awakening, one that many women acknowledge in various ways by year two. About 700,000 women become widowed annually in the U.S. Many rely on their church and other structured groups for social outlets. Not all want to remarry. In fact, older widowers are 10 times more likely than women to remarry after the death of a spouse. As people are living longer, many women will find themselves living alone for upwards of 20 years. Smart couples prepare for such an eventuality before the death of a spouse. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKRecently uncoupled: Transitioning through the GAP Margaret McDowell 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 AMJJAS 2,880 2,920 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,923.43 Change: -1.16 (flat) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 AMJJAS 26,280 26,560 26,840 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,773.94 Change: 122.73 (0.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1108 Declined 1703 New Highs 41 New Lows 136 Vol. (in mil.) 3,341 Pvs. Volume 3,295 2,312 2,172 897 1984 37 126 NYSE NASDDOW 26824.78 26627.66 26773.94 +122.73 +0.46% +8.31% DOW Trans. 11392.71 11277.21 11281.08 -128.88 -1.13% +6.30% DOW Util. 729.24 719.44 727.36 +9.52 +1.33% +0.55% NYSE Comp. 13129.02 13069.15 13106.00 -19.35 -0.15% +2.32% NASDAQ 8054.15 7983.99 7999.55 -37.76 -0.47% +15.88% S&P 500 2931.42 2919.37 2923.43 -1.16 -0.04% +9.34% S&P 400 2009.60 1993.95 1996.55 -7.64 -0.38% +5.05% Wilshire 5000 30355.68 30217.26 30255.01 -24.30 -0.08% +8.85% Russell 2000 1674.87 1653.34 1656.04 -16.95 -1.01% +7.85% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 33.92 +.43 +1.3 s s s -12.8 -9.4 7 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 171.33 168.40 -1.20 -0.7 r t r +68.9 +71.2 30 0.24 Amer Express AXP 87.54 111.77 108.39 +.49 +0.5 s s s +9.1 +20.8 16 1.56f AutoNation Inc AN 41.11 62.02 40.61 -.92 -2.2 t t t -20.9 -12.5 10 ... Brown & Brown BRO 24.04 31.55 29.42 -.08 -0.3 t t t ... +23.7 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.51 +.28 +0.6 s s s +1.4 +6.1 88 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.70 +.37 +1.0 s t s -10.5 -5.9 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.93 124.00 107.05 -2.17 -2.0 t t t +11.5 +42.0 21 3.00 Disney DIS 96.80 117.90 117.66 +1.42 +1.2 s s s +9.4 +19.6 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.21 24.89 12.32 +.23 +1.9 s t s -29.5 -48.0 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.22 +.55 +1.3 s t s -27.1 -13.8 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 131.52 170.54 168.50 -.07 ... t s t +19.0 +29.8 30 2.74f Home Depot HD 160.53 215.43 204.75 -2.85 -1.4 t t t +8.0 +29.4 27 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 153.75 +.75 +0.5 s s s +0.2 +9.7 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.70 112.59 -1.48 -1.3 t s t +21.1 +44.8 24 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 22.99 +.29 +1.3 t t t +24.3 +16.8 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 175.65 169.34 +2.35 +1.4 s t s +8.4 +16.9 12 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 108.72 -1.99 -1.8 t t t -9.3 +2.5 34 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 65.93 -.24 -0.4 t t t +2.1 +13.6 12 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 95.15 +.75 +0.8 s t s -3.6 +23.5 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 27.03 -.05 -0.2 s t s -7.3 -15.7 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 MARKET WATCHDow 26,773.94 122.73 Nasdaq 7,999.55 37.76 S&P 2,923.43 1.16 Russell 1,656.04 16.95 NYSE 13,106.00 19.35COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,202.40 15.30 Silver 14.610 .188 Platinum 830.10 6.10 Copper 2.7950 .0210 Oil 75.23 0.07MARKET MOVERS€ PepsiCo Inc., down $1.99 to $108.72: The soda maker trimmed its pro“ t forecast because of the strong U.S. dollar. € Stitch Fix Inc., down $15.69 to $28.94: The online clothing company reported disappointing sales and user totals.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONCan Trumps style deliver more trade breakthroughs?The Trump administra-tion has muscled Canada into joining a revamped North American trade deal, sealed a pact with South Korea and coaxed a reluc-tant Japan into agreeing to one-on-one trade talks.All in the past two weeks.To President Donald Trump and his allies, the results vindicate his drive to upend traditional trade policy and deploy import taxes „ real and threatened „ as a cudgel to bully con-cessions out of Americas trading partners. DETROITCandidate arrested during wage protestA U.S. House candidate was arrested Tuesday in Detroit during a protest for higher pay and the right to form unions.Democrat Rashida Tlaib and more than a dozen other demonstrators sat at „ and banged on „ a long table that took up a lane of traffic in Detroits Midtown. They were part of a group of several hundred people who marched along the street before gathering outside a McDonalds. Management inside locked the doors as marchers approached. BERLINArrested Audi CEO leaves companySuspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is leaving the automaker, parent company Volkswagen said Tuesday, more than three months after he was arrested as part of a probe into the manipulation of diesel emissions controls.Volkswagen said its supervisory board approved an agreement with Stadler that will see him leave with immediate effect. It said in a statement that Stadler was unable to fulfill his duties as a board member due to his con-tinuing detention and that he wants to concentrate on his defense.ŽBy Sarah Skidmore SellThe Associated PressAbout half of young Ameri-cans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but some-what tempered.The poll, by The Associ-ated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, found that half of 15to 26-year-olds think they eventually will be better off than their parents in terms of household finances. About 29 percent expect to do as well as their parents, and 20 percent expect to be worse off. Parents were slightly more optimistic: 60 percent think their children will do better than they did, a view that held true for parents across all income groups. Overall, only 12 percent of parents said that they felt their children might do worse.Its no longer a guarantee that children will achieve upward income mobility. About half of the Americans born in 1984 earned more at age 30 than their parents, down from 92 percent in 1940, according to the study by famed economist Raj Chetty and others that was released in 2016.Jennifer Narvaez, 23, is among those who anticipates her financial future will be a bit brighter than that of her parents. Narvaez said she expects to have more opportunities as a college graduate to get a job and own a home than her parents, who grew up in Nicaragua and immigrated to the United States. The Miami resident holds an undergraduate degree in biology and is planning on attending medical school to become a cardiologist.Narvaez is less certain about the prospects of the U.S. economy, particularly as the nation appears to be marching into a trade war with China.Its a weird time,Ž she said. I feel like its hard to predict what will happen because of the kind of admin-istration we have.ŽAlex Barner, 20, also felt optimistic that he might fare better than his mother, who had him at age 18 and raised him as a single mother. He is attending college in New Mexico and is considering a future career in business management.While Barner is hopeful he will do well in life, he also has some concerns about the tra-jectory of the nation and its economy. Like Narvaez, hes concerned by the trade policy of President Donald Trumps administration.Barner also said he feels politicians need to focus more on matters that affect people in the here and now, such as health care and student loan relief.Respondents were divided about how they expect the nations economy will fare in the year ahead. About 29 per-cent of young people expect the economy to improve, 30 percent expect it will get worse and 41 anticipate it will stay the same. Similarly, 35 percent of parents expect improvement, 27 percent expect conditions to get worse and 38 percent expect the economy to stay as is. Poll: Half of young Americans see better nancial futureA man is silhouetted against moonlight re” ecting off the Missouri River as he watches the full moon rise beyond downtown buildings June 27 in Kansas City, Mo. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that half of 15to 26-year olds think they will eventually be better off than their parents in terms of household “ nances. [CHARLIE RIEDEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


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