SPORTS B1TAVARES FOCUSED DESPITE UPHEAVAL @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, October 5, 2018 75 Â¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 278 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: This is why we love Florida in the fall. This weekend's forecast calls for sunny skies and temps in the high 80s. SCARECROW BUILD-OFF: The 2018 Scarecrow Expo and Build Off comes to downtown Leesburg at 9 a.m. Saturday. LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL: The Folk Festival is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Eustis.The Associated PressTAMPA Â„ Florida, home to an estimated 2 million Catho-lics, has launched a statewide criminal investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic priests and is asking past victims to share information with legal authorities.Attorney General Pam Bondi, who asked for people to come forward Thursday, said that at least 15 victims of past abuse have already come forward to state authorities recently.The investigation comes after a Pennsylvania grand jury said more than 1,000 children have been molested there since the 1940s."We have reason to believe there are similar stories in Florida," said Bondi during a midday press conference.Bondi's office has set up a website that will enable people to report incidents of past sexual abuse. Bondi stressed that if someone is being abused currently they need to call 911. She said victim information would be kept confidential, but authorities need help to bring justice to victims."Any priest that would exploit a position of power and trust to abuse a child is a disgrace to the church and a threat to society," Bondi said.The Republican attorney gen-eral did not go into great detail about the ongoing investigation, but said her office has already reached out to the seven bishops who oversee the Roman Catho-lic dioceses in Florida. Bondi said investigators from offices including the statewide prosecu-tor and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would soon issue subpoenas in connection to the investigation.Florida investigating sexual abuse by priests Republicans say they found Âno hint of misconductÂ by nominee in FBI reportBy Alan Fram and Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ A high-stakes partisan battle broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kava-naugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found Âno hint of misconductÂŽ but Democrats accusing the White House of slapping crippling constraints on the probe.At the same time, Republican leaders seemed to show increasing confidence. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he now expects the Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed in a Senate roll call on Saturday.In a hardening of battle lines, one of two vacillating Democrats Â„ North DakotaÂs Heidi Heitkamp Â„ said sheÂd oppose the Supreme Court nominee. Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight next month, said she was concerned about his past conduct and felt that his angry attacks on Democrats during last weekÂs Judiciary Committee hearing raised questions about his Âcurrent temperament, honestyand impartiality.ÂŽHowever, in a potential sign of momentum for Kavanaugh, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told CNN that ÂweÂve seen no additional corroborating informationÂŽ for the accusations and that the investigation had been comprehensive. Flake, whoÂs not stated his position on the nomination, was among three Republicans who had pressed President Donald Trump to order the renewed FBI background check.Another GOP lawmakers who has publicly taken no stance, Susan Collins of Maine, also called the probe Âa very thorough investigationÂŽ and said sheÂd read the documents later. AlaskaÂs Lisa Murkowski said sheÂd read the report.Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia also has not declared how heÂll vote.GOP looking more con dent on Kav anaughBy Gregory Katz, Michael Balsamo and Raf CasertThe Associated PressLONDON Â„ The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates MoscowÂs involvement in an array of criminal activities Â„ includ-ing doping, poisoning and the downing of a plane.Russia defiantly denied the charges, neither humbled nor embarrassed by the exceptional revelations on one of the most high-tension days in East-West relations in years. Moscow lashed back with alle-gations that the Pentagon runs a clandestine U.S. biological weapons program involving toxic mosquitoes, ticks and more.The nucleus of ThursdayÂs drama was RussiaÂs military intelligence agency known as the GRU, increasingly the embodiment of Russian med-dling abroad.In the last 24 hours: U.S. authorities charged seven officers from the GRU with hacking international agencies; British and Australian authorities accused the GRU of a devastating 2017 cyberattack on Ukraine, the email leaks that rocked the U.S. 2016 election and other damaging hacks; And Dutch officials alleged that GRU agents tried and failed to hack into the worldÂs chemical weapons watchdog, the Orga-nization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.West accuses Russian spy agency of attacksBobbi Wheeler is pictured with her children in 2012. Virgil Hyde is on trial for allegedly shooting Wheeler to death at their home. [FACEBOOK] Jurors hear ÂcrazyÂ phone calls from defendantBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES Â„ Virgil Hyde III was ÂinsaneÂŽ when he shot his longtime girlfriend to death in 2016, his defense psychiatrist testi-fied Thursday.ÂHe was suffering from episodic schizophrenia, extreme paranoia and psychotic delusions that rendered him unable to know the consequences for the wrongfulness of his con-duct,ÂŽ Dr. Jeffrey Danziger said.Part of his mental illness even included a rare condition known as Capgras Delusion, or the belief that imposters had taken over the appearance of the two children he fathered with Bobbi Wheeler, and Bobbi herself, the Maitland doctor said.Danziger also talked about some of the phone conversations Hyde had with his parents from jail. Some were strange, paranoid and delusional. Much of it was self-pitying, obsessing about money or his posses-sions, or complaining about his attorneys.Defense: Hyde ÂinsaneÂ when he killed girlfriendSee GOP, A5 See ATTACKS, A5 See HYDE, A4 See ABUSE, A4
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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Powerball: 41-53-59-63-66-3 x3 Lotto: 11-12-31-35-37-45 x3 Fantasy 5: 4-6-15-29-31 Thursday, Oct. 4 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-8-8-9-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 6-3-0-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-8-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 1-6LOTTERY IN BRIEFFORSYTH, GA.Ex-cop who falsely claimed black man shot her is in prisonA white former police officer who falsely claimed that a black man shot her in central Georgia is now serving a 15-year prison sentence.Towaliga Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson also ordered 43-year-old Sherry Hall to serve 23 years on probation following her prison sentence, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.Hall was an officer with the Jackson Police Department when she radioed for help early on Sept. 13, 2016. She said sheÂd been shot and described the suspect as a 6-foot, 230pound black man in a green shirt and black jogging pants. She said he shot her without provocation and then ran into the woods.LOS ANGELES 28 year prison sentence caps downfall for ÂSugeÂ KnightMarion ÂSugeÂŽ Knight was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for mowing down and killing a Compton businessman in a case that completed the former rap music mogulÂs downfall from his heyday as one of the biggest Â„ and most feared Â„ names in the music industry.Knight, 53, will now likely live out most, if not the rest, of his life in a California prison. He showed no emotion in court Thursday as relatives of Terry Carter, the man he killed, described their loved one as a devoted family man and peacemaker.Carter was killed after Knight and one of his longtime rivals, Cle ÂBoneÂŽ Sloan, started fighting outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. MILANSubmarine search ends for WWII remains in Lake GardaAn underwater search in Italy for the remains of 24 Americans from the U.S. ArmyÂs 10th Mountain Divi-sion who fought in World War II ended Thursday without finding physical traces of the soldiers whose amphibious vehicle sank in a storm on Lake Garda.A three-person submarine scoured the bottom of ItalyÂs largest lake during the three-day expedition to find uniforms or any remains from the men who drowned on the night of April 30, 1945 Â„ among the warÂs last casualties in Italy. The 10th Mountain Division battled the Germans in north-ern Italy until the last week of World War II. The Associated PressBy Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressPALU, Indonesia Â„ A French rescue team said Thursday it has detected a possible sign of life under the rubble of a hotel in IndonesiaÂs Sulawesi island nearly a week after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to more than 1,500.Philip Besson, a member of the French organization Pompiers de lÂurgence, said the teamÂs high-tech sensors Âdetected the presence of a victimÂŽ in the wreckage of the four-star Mercure Hotel in Palu but wasnÂt able to say if the person is conscious. The device can pick up signs of life, including breathing and heart beats, he said.Nita Hamaale, whose 20-year-old younger sister is believed to be buried beneath the hotel rubble, said a trans-lator for the French rescue team told her they didnÂt want to raise her hopes. The translator said itÂs possible other factors such as gas in the rubble could result in a false positive, Hamaale told The Associated Press.Besson said the five-member team only had a hand drill that was not strong enough to reach the victim, who was trapped under thick concrete, and had to abandon digging as night fell. Besson said the team would bring heavy equipment early Friday to try to rescue the person.ÂWe have to drill through the concrete to be able to verify and access the victim,ÂŽ he told AP.Rescue efforts since last FridayÂs quake have been greatly impeded by a short-age of heavy equipment. The national disaster agency said late Thursday that the death toll has risen to 1,558.Agency spokesman Supoto Purwo Nugroho said the body of a South Korean man was among eight dead pulled Thursday from the wreckage of another hotel, the Roa Roa, which collapsed side-ways in a heap of cement and steel. Local television said the man, the only foreigner known to have perished in the disaster, was a paraglider taking part in an event in the area.As the search for victims continued, aid workers raced to get shelter, food, medicine and other badly needed sup-plies to survivors.The Indonesian military was bringing in hundreds more troops to help with search and rescue efforts and keep order among survivors who have grown desperate six days after their lives were thrown into chaos. Hundreds of the injured and other survivors lined up on the tarmac of PaluÂs badly damaged airport, hoping to escape aboard military aircraft.As help and supplies began arriving, there were other signs of progress: Trucks were hauling in new electricity poles to replace broken ones and restring-ing the wires. Workers said they intended to repair all the damage to the networks and substations and get them reconnected to the grid within days.The United Nations announced a $15 million allocation to support relief efforts, saying more than 200,000 people were in dire need of assistance.More than 70,000 homes are thought to have been wrecked by the quake, demolished by the tsunami or engulfed by mud slides. Thousands of people are sleeping in tents or in rough shelters made from debris, unsure when theyÂll be able to rebuild. Many spend their days trying to secure basics like clean water and fuel for generators.ÂPlease tell the government and the NGOs if theyÂre really willing to help us with some food please do not give it away through the command posts,ÂŽ said Andi Rusding, who was huddled with his relatives under a tarpaulin. ÂItÂs better to go directly to each and every tent. Because sometime (the relief goods) arenÂt distrib-uted evenly.ÂŽÂItÂs really difficult to find water and we donÂt have a place to shower, but thank God we got some aid from the government, including a medical checkup,ÂŽ said Masrita Arifin, who was camped out a few hundred meters (yards) from her familyÂs heavily damaged home.Nugroho said most of the those confirmed dead had been buried. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue crews dig and comb through debris after being slowed initially by impassable roads and other damage.People and heavy machinery were struggling to unearth victims from expanses of earth that surged sideways due to liq-uefaction, a phenomenon in which an earthquake turns loose, wet soil into quicksand-like mud. Several communities were wiped out as homes suddenly sank into the mire, which has since hardened in the tropical sun.Many victims might have survived with faster help, said Palu resident Bambang. He told local television he found a friend injured and trapped under debris but was unable to help him. The friend died, leaving a message to have him buried in front of his church, he said.ÂHe was still alive then, but he died because the evacuation was so slow,ÂŽ said Bambang, who like many Indonesians uses one name.Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said military transport aircraft from India and Singapore had arrived to help in the relief efforts, including transporting supplies and evacuating victims. Marsudi said 18 countries had offered help and the government was still working out arrangements with some countries, including Japan and the United States.National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said security was being ramped up to ensure law and order after 92 people were arrested for looting goods such as motor oil, tires and farming equipment. Authorities earlier allowed desperate villagers to grab food supplies from shops but warned them not to take other things.Palu has repeatedly been hit by the quakes and tsunamis that plague much of the Indonesian archipelago. The national disaster agency says more than 148 million Indonesians are at risk in earthquake-prone areas and 3.8 million people also face danger from tsunamis, with at most a 40 minute window for warning people to flee.Among those gathered at the airport in Palu was Fitriani, one of a group of students hoping to leave for an Islamic competition in far-off Medan, on the island of Sumatra. The group of students have been practic-ing calligraphy and reciting the Koran for months.ÂWe survived here,ÂŽ Fitri-ani said. ÂWe pray we can be safe in Palu.ÂŽRescuers detect possible sign of lifeFilipinos stand beside the heavily damaged Mercure hotel Thursday after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, Central Sula wesi, Indonesia. [AARON FAVILA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.comNEWS BRIEFS EUSTISSecond man arrested in rape of runaway teenPolice have arrested a second man accused of sexu-ally assaulting a runaway teen in February.Detectives say the 14-year-old girl had run away from Arnette House, a youth shelter in Ocala, in midFeburary. She made her way to Eustis, where several people befriended her outside a Family Dollar store. She confided in them and they gained her trust, so she agreed to go with them to their friend ÂPoppieÂsÂŽ house for the night.The girl told investigators 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 ÂRed,ÂŽ alleg-edly arrived not long after and also raped the girl. Each paid Steven Hodge, 31, 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.She identified one of those men in a photo lineup as Jerm-maine Rabess, 35. Hodge was identified through DNA recovered from the girl during a rape test after she was released, detectives say.Hodge was arrested Tuesday this week on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor. Rabess was arrested Wednesday and charged with lewd and las-civious battery on a minor.Police and prosecutors have remained tight-lipped about the other suspects, but it is believed they have identified most or all of them and are pursuing charges against all.LEESBURGLCSO to hold 'active killer' drill at LSSCThe Lake County Sheriff's Office will conduct a fullscale "active killer" exercise on Friday at the Lake-Sumter State College campus in Leesburg.The exercise, which will also involve staff from the college, the city of Leesburg and Lake County Department of Safety, is designed to evaluate the capabilities of the participants to respond to complex and realistic problems "in a stressful, time-constrained environment," officials said in a press release.The exercise will involve over 120 personnel from vari-ous agencies. CORRECTIONThe Pumpkin Chunkin event at the East Lake Library in Sorrento will be held Saturday. A story on page 1 of Thursday's Daily Commercial gave the wrong day.By Jennifer Kay and Tamara LushThe Associated PressMIAMI Â„ Many of FloridaÂs famous beaches were empty Thursday because of a red tide outbreak that for the first time in decades is plagu-ing both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts at once.While the Gulf Coast has suffered the brunt of the toxic algae outbreak all summer, it only just showed up this week on the Atlantic beaches of South Flor-ida. Miami-Dade County closed Haulover Beach Â„ including a popular nudist section Â„ early Thursday and the grow-ing crisis prompted Gov. Rick Scott to announce $3 million in state assis-tance for five counties in the region.ÂItÂs very rare for us to have it over here,ÂŽ said Lieutenant Matthew Sparling of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue. ÂPeople come here to be on the beaches and they donÂt want to be coming down here to be exposed to red tide or sewage spills or whatnot, ... so yeah, I think we can be in trouble. ÂRed tide can cause breathing problems in humans. ItÂs been blamed for tons and tons of dead fish on miles of beaches. At least six Palm Beach County beaches have been closed since the weekend because of the outbreak.State officials say a red tide bloom that began last fall now stretches along roughly 135 miles of FloridaÂs southwest coast.In FloridaÂs Panhandle, crews of county jail inmates are cleaning up piles of dead fish killed by a red tide bloom near Panama City Beach.Nick Shay, professor of Ocean Sciences, Univer-sity of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, said the currents that would take red tide from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean are always circulating, but the levels of algae in the Gulf are extremely high.The strength of the fast-moving currents that circulate from the Gulf into the Florida Straits and then up along FloridaÂs Atlantic coast are a reason the oil spill Atlantic beaches empty due to red tideBy Cindy Sharp CorrespondentLEESBURG Â… Steve Yates has one main passion in life reaching the community with GodÂs love.As founder and pastor of Frontier Church, the largest multi-cultural church in Leesburg, his leadership became recognized by other community leaders and pas-tors, who nominated him for bishopric.ÂThis is a God-called posi-tion,ÂŽ Yates said. ÂA bishopÂs role is to lead the flock, give time to prayer and the study of the word and to be an example to our community. It is a weightier matter to me and one I do not take lightly.ÂŽYates founded Frontier Church in 2011 with a goal to create unity among the many cultures represented in Lake County. The first service saw 200 worshipers and has steadily grown from there.Frontier Church has led numerous community events, including annually providing more than 300 families with Thanksgiving dinner and hosting the Christmas Market, a free market to give to families in need with dignity.ÂWe want to follow the Biblical way of doing things,ÂŽ Yates said. ÂThere is a blessing and a power that comes with it when you do things GodÂs way. We have seen miracle after miracle because GodÂs presence has blessed.ÂŽLeesburg church founder to be ordained bishop Pastor and Bishop-elect Steve Yates founded Frontier Church in Leesburg in 2011. His ordination to bishop takes place this Saturday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Ronnie Iannone and Falon Yeager put their art together and created FYI Creations in downtown Mount Dora. The store features JannoneÂs chill sticks and YeagerÂs signature terracotta pumpkins. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Mount DoraÂs FYI Creations born from love of dri wood Âchill sticks,Â terracottaBy Cindy Sharp CorrespondentMOUNT DORA Â… Ronnie IannoneÂs chill stick, ornate driftwood adorned with candles to set a relaxing mood, has become a hot seller in downtown Mount Dora, but it wasn't always so. ÂIt actually began back in 1991 when I was camping,ÂŽ Iannone said. ÂI found this piece of driftwood, cleaned it up, hung candles from it and it still hangs at my home to this day. Everyone that saw it loved it. It hangs on my back porch where we all get together to chill, so it became known as the chill stick.ÂŽHe later met his girlfriend of eight years, Falon Yeager, who makes terracotta pottery and dabbles in acrylic painting.Natural born chillerChill sticks are displayed around the room along with other art creations at FYI Creations in Mount Dora. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] ÂEveryone needs to have a little smile and chill.ÂŽRonnie IannoneSee CHILLER, A4 See TIDE, A4 See BISHOP, A4By Roxanne Brownroxanne.firstname.lastname@example.orgMOUNT DORA Â„ The Mount Dora City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to join with five other Lake County municipalities in opposing a 9-foot bronze Confederate statue the Lake County Historical Museum in Tavares is planning to display.As a show of added support, Mayor Nick Girone asked that the resolution the council passed be read in its entirety before the vote.ÂThe City of Mount Dora opposes the display and/or placement of the Edmund Kirby Smith statue, and/or the display or placement of any other symbol or figure representing hate, harm, aversion or the division of its citizens within any museum or other publicly maintained location within Lake County, Florida," Vice Mayor Cathy Hoechst read.Local residents, led by Pastor Michael Watkins of the C.M.E. Friendship Church in Tavares, asked the council at a recent meeting to consider the request and a couple dozen attended Thursday to witness official adoption of the resolution.ÂThey did a beautiful job. ItÂs a beautiful resolution. We are thankful to them for considering this matter and we think it was very well put together,ÂŽ Watkins said. ÂIt will help build bridges and tear down barriers, because thatÂs what we want. We want to love one another, work and live with one another and not have things divide us.ÂŽCities that have passed sim-ilar resolutions are Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg, Clermont and Groveland. Watkins said he and others plan on visiting every remaining city in Lake County to garner as much support as possible.The group of residents argue that Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, who is depicted in the statue, has no ties to Lake County, that it does not meet requirements for an acceptable display and that it would divide the com-munity by uncovering old wounds throughout Lake CountyÂs African-American community.Lake County commission-ers have said theyÂd like all sides to come to a compro-mise on the placement of the statue.Mount Dora votes to oppose statueConfederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St. Augustine in 1824 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1845. In 1861, he resigned from the Army and joined the Confederate forces. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL]
A4 Friday, October 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Carl K. Wellman Carl K. Wellman, AKA Kim age 73 of Oxford, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on October 2, 2018. Carl was born to Carl and Lily (Kimble) Wellman on February 15, 1945 in Gainesville, FL. Carl married his wife Dorothy Stambaugh, Dec.31, 1973, in Bronson Methodist Church in Bronson, FL. Carl was a U.S. Veteran having served in the U. S. Air Force. Carl worked for CSX railroad company as conductor. Carl was a member of the Wildwood United Methodist Church, Oxford United Methodist Church, Wildwood Masonic Lodge, VFW, and the American Legion. Carl is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Duane (Anabelle) Stephens of Oxford, Daughter Nicole Wellman (Jason Woodham) of Leesburg, GA, and four grandchildren, Kayla, Schuylar, Madelynn and Colton, and several nieces and nephews. Carl is preceded in death by son Carl, brother Joseph, and parents Lily and Carl Wellman. A memorial service will be held on Monday October 8, at 11:00 AM at Banks/PageTheus Funeral Home in Wildwood. Helen Claudette Perry-Mobley, 52, was born July 24 1966. She transitioned from labor to reward on September 30, 2018. Public viewing 9:00A.M., until funeral time, October 6, 2018, at Leesburg Church of God in Christ, 1010 County Road 468, Leesburg, FL., Supt. Lonnie Smith, Pastor. A Home going celebration will begin at 11:00A.M. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL (352)435-9326. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. com Helen Claudette Perry-Mobley Funeral ServicesJune E. McRorieJune E. McRorie, 81, of Eustis passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares, FL. As a bishop, Yates plans to continue outreach and plant new churches that he will oversee.ÂAs a multi-cultural church, we have a balance between reaching the lost and serving the community,ÂŽ Yates said. ÂBringing unity to our community is critical. We arenÂt trying to be the largest in number, but we want to have the greatest impact and reach every people group.ÂŽYates attributes much of who he is to the many pastors who have mentored him and is appreciative of their sacrifices.ÂWe canÂt do it alone,ÂŽ he said. ÂI am a culmination of all who has helped me. We have to do it together because we have a kingdom to fill.ÂŽThe community is invited to attend the ordi-nation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturda at Frontier Church, 2508 Westside Dr. in Leesburg. BISHOPFrom Page A3in 2010 was such a concern for the e ntire state, even though only a small portion of beaches in the Panhandle ultimately were affected, Shay said.ÂThis year has been an anomalous year for red tide,ÂŽ Shay said, but the algaeÂs reach to the east coast, Âit happens. The circulation is relatively constant and known. ThatÂs not a stretch.ÂŽThe Florida Current, which forms the core of the Gulf Stream, can meander widely, bringing red tide close to shore quickly or holding it out at sea for long periods of time. ÂThese meanders can occur daily or weekly or seasonally,ÂŽ Shay said. ÂIf the Florida Current meanders toward the coast, that could amplify an already bad situation into a worst case scenario.ÂŽScottÂs announced aid was in the form of $3 million in grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help mitigate the effects of red tide. The King Tides expected in South Florida in October and November also could worsen the outbreak, as high levels of seawater push into shore, if large amounts of the algae are flowing close to the shoreline.Vincent Lovko, a staff scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, said the last time a red tide outbreak affected the Atlantic coast was in the mid-1990s.Haulover Beach in Miami Â„ a stretch of sand known for being popular with nude sunbathers Â„ was nearly empty Thursday afternoon. The few beachgoers were asked to leave by county officials. TIDEFrom Page A3ÂTo be honest, I was jealous,ÂŽ Iannone said. ÂShe was doing something she loved and it looked so good. I wanted to do something too, and I remembered my chill stick. We both laughed about it at first but I decided to pursue it.ÂŽIannone chooses only unique pieces of cedar or cypress lighter knot wood that he gathers after hurri-canes, at road construction sites and on private property. He then takes it through a cleaning process but leaves it as natural as possible, even leaving some moss on it. He adds LED candles and other decora-tive pieces and wiring and makes them into lamps.Iannone and Yeager decided to put their art together to create FYI Creations. They began by showcasing the chill sticks and YeagerÂs signature terracotta pumpkins at art festivals. They were soon noticed for their unique creations and were invited to showcase their work at at Every Nook + Cranny in downtown Mount Dora.ÂWe owe a lot to (Every Nook owner Caitlyn),ÂŽ Ian-none said. ÂSheÂs really the one who first believed in us and gave us the confidence to move forward.ÂŽ Almost a month ago, the couple opened their first independent store off State Road 19 in Mount Dora, where they feature the chill sticks, terracotta pumpkins and other pieces, such as oil lamps, paintings and deco-rative wall hangings.ÂEveryone needs to have a little smile and chill,ÂŽ Ian-none said. ÂEverything we create is very mellow. We try to get the word out that life is short and we just need to sit down with friends and family. We love that our art helps people do that. Nature has a calming effect, like walking in the woods, only we are bringing the woods to your home.ÂŽFYI Creations, 4345 Hwy 19A in Mount Dora, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Satur-day. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/fyicreations. CHILLERFrom Page A3An access point to the beach is closed off with caution tape because of red tide at Lake Worth Beach on Tuesday in Lake Worth. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE] Falon YeagerÂs signature terra-cotta pumpkins are on display at FYI Creations in Mount Dora. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] It is doubtful that Hyde, 37, will testify today on what is expected to be the final day of the seconddegree murder trial, but jurors have been listening to his own words in hours of recorded phone conversations.It is impossible to tell what they think about the conversations. Was he trying to manipulate his parents? He once sent a photo to them point-ing a gun to his head. He complained of drones flying over the 50-acre Groveland prop-erty he shared with Bobbi, his two children and Bob-biÂs mother and brother before he shot Bobbi 24 times on June 23, 2016. HydeÂs father, Virgil Jr., testified he thought the gun photo was Âcrazy,ÂŽ but he also testified that he and his wife, Wanda, quit taking his calls at one point because the conversations had become disrespect-ful, harassing attempts to extract more money from them. His mother, Wanda Hyde, paid $675,000 in cash for the Groveland property in 2015 for the son she calls a ÂmamaÂs boy.ÂŽWanda Hyde, at times choked with tears, testified that she was taking care of her grandmother, who had dementia in 2016, and she didnÂt want to believe that her son was losing his mind, too.ÂI just really didnÂt know what to do,ÂŽ she said. ÂI guess we didnÂt want to accept it.ÂŽÂIt scared me. He was so ill.ÂŽMore than once in the jail phone calls Hyde talked about wanting to use FloridaÂs Âstand your groundÂŽ defense. ÂTo me, it was just self-defense,ÂŽ he said. ÂShe was poisoning me with my drinks and my cigarettes.ÂŽHe claimed that when he would wake up his feet felt as if someone had jabbed him with needles, and that he felt like he had been drugged. He also insisted that people were in the attic and that they would spray his cigarettes with formaldehyde when he was asleep.He complained bitterly about his defense team. ÂIÂm not feeling comfort-able,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm going to get my own lawyers.ÂŽ Other times he said, ÂIÂm just going to sit in the electric chair. It doesnÂt matter.ÂŽHe also complained about news media cover-age. ÂTheyÂre making me look like a monster.ÂŽHe insisted that paper-work involving his case contained errors, proof that he was the victim of identity theft. ÂIs it unusual for people you deal with to feel paranoid?ÂŽ Assistant State Attorney Dan Mosley asked Lake County Sher-iffÂs Detective Clay Watkins on Wednesday.ÂNo,ÂŽ said Watkins, who testified about his interview with Hyde in the hours after the shooting.Hyde, however, seemed to have more than his share of the feeling that people are out to get him.He wondered aloud in phone conversations if WheelerÂs family, neighbors who complained about a mobile home on the property, or even his parents were working against him.ÂI just feel like you donÂt want me out of here,ÂŽ he told his father.He told his mother that he saw her car in Groveland shortly before the shooting, that BobbiÂs grandparents, who live in Tennessee, were sitting behind him in a Groveland Mexican restaurant shortly before the shooting, and that restaurant workers were telling him that he was going to jail.He was adamant that he was not going to go along with an insanity plea, the very defense that his legal team is using to try to keep him out of prison for the rest of his life.ÂIÂm not crazy,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis is not happen-ing. IÂm not playing that (expletive).ÂŽAssistant State Attor-ney Jonathan Olson picked and prodded at the psychiatristÂs testimony on cross-examination.Hyde was not just taking oxycodone pain pills, he was crushing them and snorting them, the prosecutor pointed out, and he was seen buying a bag full of street drugs. He also admitted smoking pot.Danziger did not budge. Hyde showed no signs of drug withdrawal in the jail. Those symptoms would have been severe if he was seriously abus-ing drugs, he said. He also downplayed the notion that drugs would cause the kind of delusions that Hyde was exhibiting.The stateÂs expert mental health expert is expected to testify today. HYDEFrom Page A1In August, the Tal-lahassee Democrat reported that the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee removed Father Edward Jones from two Big Bend churches following an investigation into an accusation of inappropriate con-tact with an underage girl in 2004 when he served at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tallahassee. Jones had been serving as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Crawfordville and Sacred Heart in Lanark since 2010.The Diocese of Pen-sacola-Tallahassee released a statement Thursday saying it will "continue to cooperate with the statewide prosecutor in an investigation into the policies and procedures that have long been in place to provide a safe environment and to investigate allegations of misconduct with children."The statement said that in 2018 the diocese in the Pen-sacola-Tallahassee area has screened and conducted safe environment training to 72 priests, 58 deacons, 14 candidates for ordination, 311 educators, 588 employees and 3,366 volunteers.The Archdiocese of Miami also released a statement, saying it welcomes the attor-ney general's efforts. The statement said they have conducted background checks for nearly 150,000 people since instituting the safe environment policy in 2002. ABUSEFrom Page A1Wheeler
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 A5The battling commenced as the conservative juristÂs prospects for winning Senate confirmation remained at the mercy of five undeclared senators, including the three Republicans, with an initial, critical vote loom-ing Friday. It followed the FBIÂs early-morning release of its investigation.ÂThereÂs nothing in it that we didnÂt already know,ÂŽ Grassley declared. He said he based his view on a briefing from committee aides and added, ÂThis investigation found no hint of misconduct.ÂŽOther Republicans whoÂd already voiced support for Kavanaugh echoed Grassley, saying after a briefing that thereÂd been no corroboration of wrongdoing by Kavanaugh. Said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., ÂThe senators who requested the supplemental background check got what they requested, and I am ready to vote.ÂŽTop Democrats fired back at Grassley after getting their own briefing.The Judiciary panelÂs top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, said it appeared that the White House had Âblocked the FBI from doing its job.ÂŽ She said that while Democrats had agreed to limit the probeÂs scope, Âwe did not agree that the White House should tie the FBIÂs hands.ÂŽSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has already started a pro-cess that will produce a crucial test vote in his polarized chamber Friday on KavanaughÂs fate. Should Republicans get the majority of votes they need Â„ and Vice President Mike Pence is available to cast the tie-breaker, if necessary Â„ that would set up a decisive roll call on his confirmation, likely over the weekend.Several senators said 10 witnesses were inter-viewed for the report. One senator said it was about 50 pages long.Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said agents reached out to 10 but spoke only to nine. He said five were witnesses connected to accusations by Christine Blasey Ford and four involved a separate claim by Deborah Ramirez.Feinstein complained Thursday that agents had not interviewed Kavanaugh or Ford, who has testified that he sexually attacked her in a locked bedroom during a high school gathering in 1982. Feinstein also said attorneys for Ramirez, whoÂs claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when both were Yale freshmen, had no indication the FBI had reached out to people sheÂd offered for corroboration.Grassley said the FBI could not Âlocate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations,ÂŽ and he said there is Âno con-temporaneous evidence.ÂŽ He provided no specifics.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said DemocratsÂ fears that the Âvery limited processÂŽ laid out for the investiga-tion would restrain the FBI Âhave been realized.ÂŽHe also said, ÂI dis-agree with Sen. GrassleyÂs statement that there was no hint of misconduct.ÂŽ Neither side provided any detail about what the report said, constrained by years-old arrangements that require the results of FBI background checks to remain confidential.Earlier, White House spokesman Raj Shah rebuffed DemocratsÂ com-plaints, saying, ÂWhat critics want is a neverending fishing expedition into high school drinking.ÂŽ He said the FBI reached out to 10 people and interviewed nine, including Âseveral individuals at the request of the Senate, and had a series of follow-up interviews... following certain leads.ÂŽWhile the FBI interviews were to focus on sexual assault allegations, Democrats have also questioned KavanaughÂs drinking habits during high school and college and dishonest comments they say he has made about his background. Kavanaugh has said stories of his bad behavior while drinking are exaggerated. GOPFrom Page A1The ham-handed attempted break-in Â„ involving hacking equipment in the trunk of a car and a trail of physical and virtual clues Â„ was the most stunning oper-ation revealed Thursday. It was so obvious, in fact, that it almost looked like the Russians didnÂt care about getting caught.ÂBasically, the Russians got caught with their equipment, people who were doing it, and they have got to pay the piper. They are going to have to be held to account,ÂŽ U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in Brussels, where he was meeting with NATO allies.Mattis said the West has Âa wide variety of responsesÂŽ available.BritainÂs ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, said the GRU would no longer be allowed to act with impunity.Calling Russia a Âpariah state,ÂŽ British Defense Secretary Gavin William-son said: ÂWhere Russia acts in an indiscriminate and reckless way, where they have done in terms of these cyberattacks, we will be exposing them.ÂŽDeputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov of Russia said in a statement that the U.S. is taking a Âdangerous pathÂŽ by Âdeliberately inciting tensions in rela-tions between the nuclear powers,ÂŽ adding that WashingtonÂs European allies should also think about it.While the accusations expose how much damage Russia can do in foreign lands, through remote hacking and on-site infil-tration Â„ they also expose how little Western countries can do to stop it.Russia is already under EU and U.S. sanctions, and dozens of GRU agents and alleged Russian trolls have already been indicted by the U.S but will likely never be handed over to face American justice.Still, to the Western public, Thursday may have been a pivotal day, with accusations so extensive, and the chorus of condemnation so loud, that it left little doubt of massive Russian wrongdoing. A wealth of surveillance footage released by Western intelligence agencies was quickly and overwhelmingly confirmed by independent reporting.The litany of accusa-tions of GRU malfeasance began overnight, when British and Australian authorities accused the Russian agency of being behind the catastrophic 2017 cyberattack in Ukraine. The malicious software outbreak knocked out ATMs, gas stations, pharmacies and hospitals and, according to a secret White House assessment recently cited by Wired, caused $10 billion in damage worldwide.The British and Australians also linked the GRU to other hacks, including the Democratic Party email leaks and online cyber propaganda that sowed havoc before Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election.Later Thursday, Dutch defense officials released photos and a timeline of GRU agentsÂ botched attempt to break into the chemical weapons watch-dog using Wi-Fi hacking equipment hidden in a car parked outside a nearby Marriott Hotel. The OPCW was inves-tigating a nerve agent attack on a former GRU spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter in Salisbury, England, that Britain has blamed on the Russian government. Moscow vehemently denies involvement. ATTACKSFrom Page A1
A6 Friday, October 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 AMJJAS 2,880 2,920 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,901.61 Change: -23.90 (-0.8%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 AMJJAS 26,320 26,640 26,960 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,627.48 Change: -200.91 (-0.7%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 573 Declined 2289 New Highs 32 New Lows 389 Vol. (in mil.) 3,436 Pvs. Volume 3,539 3,134 2,963 616 2291 30 165 NYSE NASDDOW 26793.82 26471.61 26627.48 -200.91 -0.75% +7.72% DOW Trans. 11378.09 11220.97 11296.20 -46.76 -0.41% +6.44% DOW Util. 723.66 712.06 722.56 +3.39 +0.47% -0.11% NYSE Comp. 13099.37 12975.87 13042.29 -76.26 -0.58% +1.82% NASDAQ 7997.17 7833.16 7879.51 -145.57 -1.81% +14.14% S&P 500 2919.78 2883.92 2901.61 -23.90 -0.82% +8.53% S&P 400 1998.64 1975.34 1982.09 -21.97 -1.10% +4.29% Wilshire 5000 30227.55 29845.24 30005.70 -289.21 -0.95% +7.96% Russell 2000 1671.00 1643.66 1646.91 -24.38 -1.46% +7.26% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Technology and internet companies skidded and the Nasdaq composite took its biggest loss in three months.Strong reports on job gains and the service industry have sent bond prices tumbling over the last two days as traders bet the U.S. economy will keep growing at about its current clip. Government bonds are stable investments that look most appealing when economic growth is shaky, so inves-tors sold those bonds in the U.S. and Europe.But the big drop in bond prices is sending interest rates sharply higher, a development that worries investors because it can eventually slow eco-nomic growth by making borrowing more expensive for consumers and businesses. It also makes bonds a more intriguing investment compared to stocks. Sameer Samana, strat-egist for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said that after months of positive economic data, traders in the bond market are selling because theyÂve decided yields are too low for them to get a good return on their investments.ÂEconomic data for months has been strengthening,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe bond market has completely ignored it until recently.ÂŽThe S&P 500 index skidded 23.90 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,901.61. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 200.91 points, or 0.7 percent, to 26,627.48. The Nasdaq composite fell 145.57 points, or 1.8 percent, to 7,879.51. The Russell 2000 index of smallercompany stocks gave up 24.38 points, or 1.5 per-cent, to 1,646.91.Bond prices fell again. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 3.18 percent from 3.16 percent. Yields began climbing Wednesday following encouraging signs on hiring by private companies and growth for services companies.That data suggests the economy should keep growing at a solid pace. That translates to bigger profits for U.S. companies and continued increases in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, which raises rates to keep infla-tion in check. But after an early rally on Wednesday, investors have been considering the negative aspects of that increase in yields.The health of the economy and the pace of inflation will both be in focus Friday morning after the Labor Department makes its monthly jobs report. That will include hiring by governments and private companies in September and will also include data on wage increases. Stocks plunged in February after the department said wages increased sharply the month before.Alphabet, GoogleÂs parent company, fell 2.8 percent to $1,177.07. That was its worst loss in five months. Apple slid 1.8 percent to $227.99 and Microsoft lost 2.1 percent to $112.79. Facebook shed 2.2 percent to $158.85 and Amazon declined 2.2 per-cent to $1,909.42.Still, Samana said investors arenÂt shying away from the stock market because many investors are still buying shares of companies that have been left out of the marketÂs recent gains. Bank stocks have made tiny gains this year, but they climbed Thursday because higher interest rates mean they make bigger profits on mortgages and other types of loans. Bank of America added 1.2 percent to $30.37 and Wells Fargo rose 1.5 percent to $53.46.Rising interest rates send st ocks skiddingMARKET WATCHDow 26,627.48 200.91 Nasdaq 7,879.51 145.58 S&P 2,901.61 23.90 Russell 1,646.91 24.38 NYSE 13,042.29 145.58COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,197.20 1.10 Silver 14.510 .080 Platinum 821.00 11.20 Copper 2.7650 .0575 Oil 74.33 2.08MARKET MOVERSÂ€ Constellation Brands Inc.: Up $11.34 to $222.10 Â„ The beer, wine and liquor maker raised its proÂ“ t forecast for the year. Â€ Eli Lilly & Co.: Up $4.37 to $112.99 Â„ The company said patients who took an experimental diabetes treatment lost weight and had lower blood sugar.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONUS mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 4.71 pctLong-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week, taking a pause after five straight weeks of increases.Costs for would-be homebuyers have been climbing, and the key 30-year rate has been running at its highest levels in more than seven years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixedrate mortgages ticked down to 4.71 percent this week from 4.72 percent last week. The average benchmark rate has risen from 3.85 per-cent a year ago.The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans slipped to 4.15 percent this week from 4.16 per-cent last week. LONDONNew emission tests lead to slump in UK car salesIndustry figures show that car sales in Britain slumped by a fifth in September after the introduction of new emission tests.The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Trad-ers said Thursday that new vehicle registra-tions, including fleet and business sales, fell by an annual 20.5 percent to 338,834.With the World-wide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure introduced at the start of September, car dealers rushed to pre-register stock in August to cir-cumvent the new tests. What to keep your eye on in FridayÂs monthly US jobs reportBy Christopher RugaberThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ The U.S. economy is humming, unemployment is skating near a half-century low and businesses are eager Â„ desperate, in some cases Â„ to hire. And when the government issues its September employment report Friday, expecta-tions are high for another sunny picture of the job market.Economists have fore-cast that the government will report that employ-ers added a solid 184,000 jobs, according to the data provider FactSet, and that unemployment dipped from 3.9 percent to 3.8 percent, matching an 18-year low. The monthly jobs report provides a wealth of information beyond the number of job added and the unemployment rate. Here are five things to watch in FridayÂs jobs report for September:WILL UNEMPLOYMENT HIT A NEARLY 50-YEAR LOW? If the jobless rate should fall two ticks to 3.7 percent, it would reach the lowest level in nearly Â“ ve decades. The unemployment rate hit 3.5 percent in December 1969, after a streak of brisk economic growth had kept joblessness at or below 4 percent for four years. If the rate keeps dropping, it will heighten two concerns: Has the economy soaked up nearly all the people who want or are able to work? And if it has, will a shortage of workers compel businesses to raise pay quickly and sharply? ARE MORE AMERICANS LOOKING FOR WORK? If people who arenÂt working are encouraged by steady hiring and pay increases to begin looking for a job, their inÂ” ux could prevent unemployment from falling further. HereÂs why: The government counts people as unemployed only if theyÂre actively looking for a job. If more people start looking Â„ and donÂt immediately Â“ nd a job Â„ the government will count them as unemployed. And the unemployment rate could rise or Â„ as other unemployed workers Â“ nd jobs Â„ stay the same. For Âprime ageÂŽ workers Â„ those who are 25 through 54 Â„ the proportion who either have a job or are looking for one has crept up in the past year. Yet itÂs still below its pre-recession levels. ARE FULL-TIME JOBS STILL GROWING? The healthy economy hasnÂt only produced lots more jobs; itÂs also allowed people to work more hours. A rising number of companies are converting part-timers who have wanted more hours to full-time workers and are posting more full-time jobs. At a time of intense competition in some industries for hires, offering full-time work is one way for employers to attract more applicants. More hours, of course, mean larger weekly paychecks. The number of people working part time who would prefer full-time work has reached its lowest point since the Great Recession in 2008-2009. WILL PAY KEEP RISING? In August, average hourly wages rose 2.9 percent from 12 months earlier Â„ the biggest year-over-year increase since the recession ofÂ“ cially ended in June 2009. The strength of that gain, if it can be sustained, would suggest that the low unemployment rate is pressuring more companies to raise pay in order to attract and keep workers. AmazonÂs announcement this week that it would increase its minimum hourly wage to $15 for all its U.S. employees elevated the pressure on other employers to lift their wages as well. EFFECT FROM HURRICANE FLORENCE? Many economists have forecast that Hurricane Florence, which Â” ooded parts of North and South Carolina last month, depressed SeptemberÂs job growth by roughly 30,000. In particular, hiring might have been constrained in construction and restaurants because the storm likely closed construction work sites and restaurants. In part, thatÂs because the Labor Department counts people as employed only if they were actually paid during the period of each month when it conducts its jobs surveys. So any hourly workers who werenÂt paid during the survey period because Florence forced their employer to close temporarily wouldnÂt have been counted as employed during September.5 things to watchA contractor works near the main entrance of the rebuilt WTC Cortlandt station at the MTAÂs Oculus transportation hub and shopping center, Sept. 10 in New York. [BEBETO MATTHEWS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 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: email@example.com Fax: 352-365-1951 Science combined with politics is really hard. Ask Michael Crosby, the chief executive officer of the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, who has been swept up in the politics of red tide science. Red tides, including the episode that has ravaged the Southwest Florida coast this summer and threatens to linger, have long been the subject of study by Mote and other science-based organizations. This isnÂt the first time harmful algal blooms have devastated marine life, decimated the tourist-based economy and caused respiratory ailments among residents and visitors. The 2005-06 and 199496 events, for example, had similar impacts. But the current event, which has dissipated but not disappeared, has created an unprecedented level of public outrage and political reaction for at least four powerful reasons: the intensity of the outbreak and its impacts on wildlife and businesses; the popularity of social media, which is spreading images of tons of fish washed up onshore, as well as fact and fiction; dramatic photographs of bright, blue-green freshwater algae making their way from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico; an election year that features closely fought, high-profile campaigns for state and federal offices. Red tides have put Mote Marine on the defensive in the past, due in part to widely held expectations that the research institute should have found a cure for the harmful algal blooms by now. Tensions have been exacerbated recently as Gov. Rick Scott, whose commitment to limiting nutrient-level runoff has been questioned, proposed increased funding for research and testing by Mote and other organizations. Last Monday, when new state initiatives were unveiled during a press conference at Mote, Crosby was asked to reconcile the sudden political interest in red tide with regulatory and environmental decisions made in Florida during the past decade. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Crosby respond ed truthfully yet defensively, warning against blaming individual politicians, including Scott, for red tide Â„ a naturally occurring phenomenon observed for centuries. Indeed, the conditions that created the freshwater blooms and fueled red tide have been brewing for decades. But the challenge for Mote, credible environmental organizations, business interests and the public is to leverage the political outrage that has emerged to demonstrate the need for continued research aimed at pinpointing the most cost-effective strategies for minimizing red tideÂs effects. The same sustained energy is necessary to promote investment in applied science that could Â„ emphasis on ÂcouldÂŽ Â„ lead to the discovery and implementation of effective mitigation measures that donÂt cause negative, unintended consequences. Crosby said he applauded the Ârenewed focusÂŽ on red tide and ÂstrategicÂŽ investments in research, no matter the timing and political season. We do too. But, a serious threat to achieving these goals is the Âout of sight (and smell), out of mindÂŽ syndrome. Here is the question about the science of politics: Once this red tide dissipates and returns offshore, will currently outraged Floridians continue to demand change with the force that makes elected officials respond as if their political careers are at stake?OUR OPINIONThe politics of red tide ANOTHER OPINION Film shows horrors of factory farms I just learned World Farm Animal Day was Oct. 2, which is GandhiÂs birth date. ItÂs intended to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year. Like many others, I always thought of farm animals as Âfood on the hoof.ÂŽ After watching the deeply moving feature film ÂOkjaÂŽ on Netflix, I realized that a farm animal is much like the family dog, fully deserving of compassion and respect. An internet search showed me that farm animals get neither at todayÂs factory farms. Male baby chicks are suffocated in plastic garbage bags or ground up alive. Laying hens are crowded into small wire cages that tear out their feathers. Breeding sows spend their lives pregnant in metal cages. Baby dairy cow are snatched from their mothers upon birth, so we can drink their milk. The cruelties inherent in factory farming drove me to replace animal products in my diet with a rich variety of plant-based meats and dairy items offered by my supermarket. I have since learned that my cruelty-free diet is also great for my health and for the health of our planet. Splank Losterthan, Clermont Brett KavanaughÂs threat to religious freedom I grew up in the Methodist Church in the 1940s and Â50s, and later became a Presbyterian minister. Bishop Minerva G. Carcano represented a very different religion from the Methodism of my youth in her argument on Tuesday that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be a threat to religious freedom on the Supreme Court. Methodists in those days were still trying to figure out the implications of the radical change in the Supreme CourtÂs church-state jurisprudence, which after 1947 began to impose on the whole nation a Âhigh wall of separationÂŽ unknown in the first 150 years of U. S. law. Methodists then were worried, not that children would be coerced into praying, but that the power of government might be used to stifle prayer (always voluntary) in schools. Suddenly the federal government was claiming the authority to dictate religious law and policy throughout the entire country, which seemed to be the opposite of the original purpose of the First Amendment. The latter guaranteed free exercise of religion and prohibited a religious regime decreed from Washington. Bishop Carcano implies that there is a religious freedom of elective abortion, in the name of Âreproductive healthcare.ÂŽ But except in medical emergencies, abortion is not healthcare, since abortion is much more dangerous to a mother than carrying a child to term. And no significant religion in the history of the world has condoned the deliberate killing of children before they are born. Bishop Carcano is horrified that the religious conscience of people (the protection of which used to be understood as religious freedom) would be defended when believers are unwilling to honor sexual practices that werenÂt even legalized until recent years. In fact, Bishop Carcano is not really concerned about religious freedom, so much as about protection for behaviors legitimated by catering to a secularist worldview. John A. Renick, Grand IslandLETTERS TO THE EDITORWatch out, stay calm, donÂt go the way of the French Revolution that replaced tyrants with worse tyrants, chopping off innocent heads by way of self-righteous evil. ThatÂs what some might want to say to the #MeToo movement as it besmirches its truly noble objectives by some telling us that Brett Kavanaugh is guilty until he impossibly proves he isnÂt, that women never lie, that masculinity is toxic and that trusting old, white men is swimming with the sharks. Sexual assault is obviously an abomination that must be fought, and it was impossible not to sympathize with KavanaughÂs accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, as she testified at a Senate hearing on national TV. She was clearly troubled, emotionally wrought, almost surely a victim of some horror at some time. But her story bounces all over the place and has no corroboration at all. None. Among those she said were at a party where attempted rape occurred was a best friend who gently says, well, no, she was never there, and there is almost unquestionably nothing there in some of the yarns of others who have lined up behind Dr. Ford. Nevertheless, when you turn on the TV or read an op-ed piece, thereÂs almost always a #MeToo feminist saying a victim is a victim if she says she is a victim, that evidence is no more necessary than a bulldozer to lift a toothpick and that we must presume the guilt of the guy no matter what the filthy liar says. Tell that to Gregory Counts and VanDyke Perry, two men accused of kidnapping and rape by a woman who this year admitted she made it up after DNA tests proved as much. The thing is that Counts, arrested at age 19, had already spent 26 years in prison, and Perry, arrested at 21, had spent 11 years in prison. According to The New York Times, the womanÂs testimony was inconsistent to begin with, and guess what. This kind of thing is not all that unusual, and meanwhile we have college campuses at which a male student can be expelled and have his life ruined without the refuge of due process if a female student has at him. While long denied equal rights, women in America seem to have been stronger than women almost anyplace else in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French philosopher who wrote about America in the early 19th century, is quoted as saying an American woman Âthinks for herself, speaks with freedom ... is full of reliance on her own strength,ÂŽ is neither timid nor ignorant, is happily bold and Âis always mistress of herself.ÂŽ Women did ultimately pursue their rights, too, did get the vote, still lost out in other arenas but kept pushing on to the point where now, as one example of advancement, they outnumber men in our colleges and universities. One thing they fought for in the 20th century was sexual equality with men. That gave us the sexual revolution, where many old norms were shoved aside, leading to freer sex Âhookup cultureÂŽ on campuses Â… and to more male abuse. And so women tried to save themselves. While people have said the #MeToo movement is unlike anything before it, it isnÂt. There was a less flamboyant but still meaningful version in the 1990s, especially coming down on bosses taking advantage of employees until President Bill Clinton was exposed as a leader of the Casanova pack. Then many liberal feminists put politics before their central cause and defended his outrages, often asking critics, ÂHavenÂt you ever lied about sex?ÂŽ Interestingly, one analysis I ran across says the new #MeToo movement arose because his wife was defeated in her race for president by a man with Clintonesque depravities. With the public shaming of so many celebrities and others, the movement has probably already lessened threats to women, and thatÂs good. But zealotry isnÂt good. It can breed assorted bigotries and lead to different kinds of abuses, societal unfairness, indecency, to a figurative guillotine that may not literally cut off heads but can cut off fundamental human rights for those ghastly creatures called men. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.ANOTHER OPINIONIs the #MeToo movement itself a threat? OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.com Jay Ambrose
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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | B3PREVIEWS OF TONIGHTÂS HIGH SCHOOL CONTESTS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 firstname.lastname@example.orgQuarterback play has been key to rivalryBy Bob FerranteAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Â„ Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has already won two starts on Miami's home field.That's one more than Miami's starter has.It's a statistical oddity, but it's true Â„ Francois is 2-0 as a starting quarterback for Florida State at Hard Rock Stadium, while Miami's N'Kosi Perry made his debut as the Hurricanes' starter in a home triumph last week over North Carolina. And those two players will certainly be the centers of attention Saturday when the Seminoles (3-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Con-ference) visit the 17th-ranked Hurricanes (4-1, 1-0).Francois hasn't always played his best football in Miami. But he has been clutch in the second half in a pair of 2016 comeback wins Â„ against Miami in October and then a few months later in the Orange Bowl against Michigan. He rallied Florida State from a 13-3 halftime deficit against the Hurricanes, and a blocked extra-point attempt helped secure the Seminoles' 20-19 win. And Francois had a touchdown pass to Nyqwan Murray with 36 seconds left to help defeat the Wolverines 33-32.For a redshirt freshman quarterback, they were com-posed performances. When asked about the win over Miami two years ago, Francois recalled a hard-fought win and DeMarcus Walker's blocked extra-point attempt, the latest special-teams twist in the rivalry and a moment that quickly became known as the "Block at the Rock.""Very physical game, it was a very fun game," Francois said. "I remember Demarcus Walker blocked the (kick). That's the game you want to make your name off of."Francois made a name for himself as his toughness was on display that night. He FSU, UM QBs in the spotlightFlorida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the Orange Bowl against Michigan on Dec. 30, 2016, in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY, FILE] The Tavares Bulldogs take the Â“ eld for a game against Eustis on Sept. 14 in Tavares. Despite a midseason coaching change, Tavares has kept its focus on tonightÂs home game against Leesburg. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Tavares gets ready for Leesburg a er coaching changeBy Frank Jolleyfrank.email@example.comTAVARES Â„ The Tavares High School football team has been consumed with only one thought over the past two weeks.Getting ready for Leesburg.The Bulldogs run with purpose from station to station during practice, even when itÂs just to get a splash of water to combat the above-normal afternoon temperatures that refuse to loosen their grip over the area.Coaches coach, barking out instructions, while players offer encouragement to teammates as the team grinds its way through routine drills.It looks and sounds like business as usual.Not one sign that players and coaches struggled with the turmoil that often accompanies a mid-season coaching change.Exactly as interim coach Gavin Jones had hoped.ÂWeÂve been working real hard to get ready to play Leesburg on Friday night,ÂŽ Jones said during a break in practice in Tuesday. ÂEverything has gone really well. These kids have adapted to everything thatÂs gone on and have done whatever weÂve asked them to do.ÂŽA longtime athletic direc-tor at Tavares, Jones stepped up when head coach Scott Armatti stepped down on Sept. 24 for what he said was Âpersonal, health reasons.ÂŽArmattiÂs resignation as coach occurred the same day Tavares principal Dr. Janice Boyd said she had received complaints from parents about the way players had been treated.Prior to assuming his duties as AD, Jones was the BulldogsÂ football coach and also served a stint as baseball coach. During his time as TavaresÂ football coach, which ran from 2009 until 2011, Jones compiled a 12-18 record.The BulldogsÂ first test with Jones at the helm comes today when Tavares (2-3) hosts Leesburg (0-5) at 7 p.m. at Dr. Argin A. Boggus Stadium.One of the reasons the transition has been smooth has been his familiarity with the student athletes who make up the team. Many, Jones said, are in his Physi-cal Education classes during school, so they know what he expects of them.ÂIÂm not an outsider and I think that has really helped,ÂŽ Jones said. ÂI havenÂt changed very much schematically, just a tweak here and there. Probably the biggest change is the way Staying focused By Mark LongAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Â„ Tim Tebow has a bronze statue outside Florida Field and his most memorable quote emblazoned on a plaque a couple hundred feet away. His All-American brick rests nearby, too.On Saturday, the Gators will honor their most famous quarterback one more time.Florida will induct Tebow into the program's Ring of Honor, making him the sixth player with his name prominently and permanently displayed inside the Swamp.The 22nd-ranked Gators (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Con-ference) will celebrate Tebow at the end of the first quarter of Saturday's game against LSU (5-0, 2-0). At halftime, they will honor the 2008 national championship team that featured Tebow, receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Joe Haden, linebacker Brandon Spikes and defensive end Carlos Dunlap."That was a team that had a lot of talent on it," said Florida coach Dan Mullen, who was the team's offensive coordinator a decade ago. "But there's a lot of teams have talent that don't always know how to win. That was a team that started and they really learned how to win, how to play for each other, the inten-sity they went after winning."Tebow was Florida's emotional leader, on and off the field.The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion finished his college career with 9,285 yards and 88 touchdowns passing to go along with 2,947 yards and an SEC-record 57 scores rushing.Tebow gets FloridaÂs top football honorFlorida quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates his teamÂs 41-14 victory over Ohio State at the BCS national championship football game on Jan. 8, 2007, in Glendale, Ariz. No. 22 Florida is honoring its most famous quarterback again. The Gators will induct Tebow into the programÂs Ring of Honor at halftime of SaturdayÂs game against Â“ fth-ranked LSU. [AP PHOTO/MATT YORK, FILE] See HONOR, B4 See TAVARES, B4 See SPOTLIGHT, B4The Associated PressMILWAUKEE Â„ Mike Moustaksas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwau-kee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to open their NL Division Series on Thursday.After giving up two runs in the ninth that made it 2-all, the Brewers regrouped and soon celebrated. Making their first postseason appearance since 2011, they won their ninth straight game overall. Yelich hit a two-run homer in the third inning, then opened the 10th with a walk against Adam Ottavino. Yelich advanced to second on a wild pitch and came home on Moustakas' line drive to right field.The Brewers allowed just one hit over eight innings in a dominant bullpen game and led 2-0 before Jeremy Jeffress gave up three straight singles to open the ninth. Charlie Blackmon grounded an RBI single shortly after his ground-rule double was overruled on replay review, and Nolan Arenado added a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to tie it.The Rockies had a chance for more, but Blackmon was tagged out in a rundown on David Dahl's grounder to first and Jeffress struck out Trevor Brewers knock o Rockies in 10 inningsMilwaukee BrewersÂ Christian Yelich hits a two-run home run during the third inning of Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday in Milwaukee. [AP PHOTO/ AARON GASH] See BASEBALL, B4
B2 Friday, October 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to email@example.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVSPORTS ON TV AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBCSN Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Gander Outdoors 400, practice, at Dover, Del. Noon NBCSN Â„ NASCAR, XÂ“ nity Series, Bay Harbor 200, practice, at Dover, Del. 5:30 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Gander Outdoors 400, qualifying, at Dover, Del. (same-day tape) 10:55 p.m. ESPNEWS Â„ Formula One, Honda Japanese Grand Prix, practice, at Suzuka, Japan 1:55 a.m. (Saturday) ESPN2 Â„ Formula One, Honda Japanese Grand Prix, qualifying, at Suzuka, Japan COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPNU Â„ Dartmouth at Yale 7 p.m. ESPN Â„ Georgia Tech at Louisville 7:30 p.m. CBSSN Â„ Middle Tennessee at Marshall 9 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ Utah at BYU DRAG RACING 1:30 a.m. (Saturday) FS1 Â„ NHRA, AAA Texas FallNationals, qualifying, at Ennis, Texas (same-day tape) GOLF 8 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, second round, at St. Andrews, Scotland 5:30 p.m. GOLF Â„ PGA Tour, Safeway Open, second round, at Napa, Calif. 9 p.m. GOLF Â„ LPGA Tour, UL International Crown, third round, at Incheon, South Korea 3 a.m. (Saturday) ESPN2 Â„ Asia-PaciÂ“ c Amateur Championship, third round, at Singapore (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS Â„ AL Division Series, Game 1, Cleveland at Houston 4 p.m. FS1 Â„ NL Division Series, Game 2, Colorado at Milwaukee 7:30 p.m. TBS Â„ AL Division Series, Game 1, N.Y. Yankees at Boston 9:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ NL Division Series, Game 2, Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 10 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Professional Fighters League, playoffs, at New Orleans NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 a.m. NBA Â„ Preseason, Philadelphia vs. Dallas, at Shanghai 8 p.m. NBA Â„ Preseason, Atlanta at Memphis 10:30 p.m. ESPN Â„ Preseason, Sacramento vs. Golden State, at Seattle SOCCER 2:20 p.m. FS2 Â„ Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. Wolfsburg 3 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Brighton & Cove Albion vs. West Ham 6 p.m. FS2 Â„ 2018 CONCACAF WomenÂs Championship, Group Stage, Group B: Costa Rica vs. Cuba, at Edinburg, Texas 8:30 p.m. FS2 Â„ 2018 CONCACAF WomenÂs Championship, Group Stage, Group B: Canada vs. Jamaica, at Edinburg, Texas HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP PRO BASEBALL PLAYOFFSAll times EasternWILD CARDOct. 2: Colorado 2, Chicago 1, 13 innings Wednesday: New York 7, Oakland 2WEDNESDAYÂS LATE BOX SCORE YANKEES 7, ATHLETICS 2OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Martini lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 a-Canha ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 M.Chapman 3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .200 Lowrie 2b 4 1 0 0 0 1 .000 Davis dh 4 1 1 2 0 2 .250 Olson 1b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .000 Piscotty rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .000 Laureano cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .000 Semien ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 Lucroy c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 TOTALS 33 2 5 2 5 13 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG McCutchen lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .000 Gardner lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Judge rf 3 2 2 2 1 1 .667 Hicks cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 Stanton dh 3 2 1 1 1 1 .333 Voit 1b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .250 Walker 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Gregorius ss 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333 Andujar 3b 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 Hechavarria 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Sanchez c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Torres 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 TOTALS 29 7 7 7 4 6 OAKLAND 000 000 020Â„2 5 0 NEW YORK 200 004 01XÂ„7 7 1 a-struck out for Martini in the 9th. EÂ„Andujar (1). LOBÂ„Oakland 9, New York 3. 2BÂ„Judge (1), Hicks (1). 3BÂ„Voit (1). HRÂ„Davis (1), off Britton; Judge (1), off Hendriks; Stanton (1), off Treinen. RBIsÂ„ Davis 2 (2), Judge 2 (2), Hicks (1), Stanton (1), Voit 2 (2), Gregorius (1). SBÂ„Stanton (1). SFÂ„Gregorius. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Oakland 4 (M.Chapman, Davis, Semien 2); New York 1 (Torres). RISPÂ„Oakland 0 for 6; New York 2 for 4. Runners moved upÂ„Sanchez. GIDPÂ„Sanchez. DPÂ„Oakland 1 (Semien, Lowrie, Olson); New York 1 (Hechavarria, Torres, Voit). OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendriks, L, 0-1 1 1 2 2 1 1 25 18.00 Trivino 3 1 0 0 1 4 41 0.00 Kelley 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0.00 Rodney 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 0.00 Treinen 2 2 3 3 2 0 42 13.50 Familia 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 0.00 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Severino 4 2 0 0 4 7 87 0.00 Betances, W, 1-0 2 0 0 0 0 3 25 0.00 Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 Britton 1 2 2 2 1 0 13 18.00 A.Chapman 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 0.00 Severino pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. Rodney pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Treinen pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Betances 2-0. WPÂ„Rodney. UmpiresÂ„Home, Jim Wolf; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Alan Porter; Right, Pat Hoberg; Left, Will Little. TÂ„3:25. AÂ„49,620 (47,309).DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUEAll games on TBSBoston vs. New YorkToday: New York (Happ 17-6) at Boston (Sale 12-4), 7:32 p.m. Saturday: New York at Boston (Price 16-7), 8:15 p.m. Monday: Boston (Porcello 17-7) at New York, TBA x-Tuesday: Boston at New York, TBA x-Thursday, Oct. 11: New York at Boston, TBAHouston vs. ClevelandToday: 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: Houston (Keuchel 12-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 13-8), TBA x-Tuesday: Houston at Cleveland, TBA x-Thursday, Oct. 11: Cleveland at Houston, TBANATIONAL LEAGUEFS1 and MLB NetworkMilwaukee vs. ColoradoThursday: Colorado at Milwaukee, late Today: Colorado at Milwaukee (Chacin 15-8), 4:15 p.m. (FS1) Sunday: Milwaukee at Colorado, 4:37 p.m. (MLB) x-Monday: Milwaukee at Colorado, TBA x-Wednesday, Oct. 10: Colorado at Milwaukee, TBAAtlanta vs. Los AngelesThursday: Atlanta at Los Angeles, late Today: Atlanta (Sanchez 7-6) at Los Angeles (Kershaw 9-5), 9:37 p.m. (FS1) Sunday: Los Angeles (Buehler 8-5) at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (FS1) x-Monday: 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 5 ThursdayÂs GameIndianapolis at New England, lateSundayÂs 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.MondayÂs GameWashington at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. Open: Tampa Bay, ChicagoWEEK 6 Thursday, Oct. 11Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 14Seattle vs Oakland at London, UK, 1 p.m. Chicago at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m. L.A. Rams at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at New England, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Oct. 15San Francisco at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. Open: Detroit, New OrleansNFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: ; FULL: ):SundayMIAMI at CINCINNATI Â„ DOLPHINS: DNP: WR Danny Amendola (not injury related), RB Brandon Bolden (hamstring), DE Andre Branch (knee), TE A.J. Derby (foot), CB Bobby McCain (knee), DE Cameron Wake (knee). LIMITED: LB Chase Allen (foot), WR DeVante Parker (quadricep). FULL: LB Stephone Anthony (hamstring), QB Luke Falk (left wrist), T JaÂWuan James (pectoral), S Reshad Jones (shoulder). BENGALS: DNP: RB Giovani Bernard (knee), TE Tyler Eifert (ankle), C Billy Price (foot). LIMITED: LB Preston Brown (shoulder), DE Michael Johnson (knee), RB Joe Mixon (knee), G Alex Redmond (shoulder), WR John Ross (groin). N.Y. GIANTS at CAROLINA Â„ GIANTS: DNP: LB Connor Barwin (knee), TE Evan Engram (knee), DL Damon Harrison (knee), WR Sterling Shepard (back). LIMITED: CB Eli Apple (groin), CB Antonio Hamilton (groin), WR Cody Latimer (knee), LB Olivier Vernon (ankle). PANTHERS: DNP: TE Greg Olsen (foot), DE Julius Peppers (not injury related). FULL: DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), WR Damiere Byrd (knee), WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness), G Trai Turner (concussion). DENVER at N.Y. JETS Â„ BRONCOS: DNP: LB Todd Davis (shoulder), DE Adam Gotsis (knee), CB Adam Jones (not injury related), P Marquette King (right thigh), T Jared Veldheer (knee). LIMITED: TE Jeff Heuerman (knee), LB Von Miller (thigh), G Billy Turner (knee). FULL: LB Brandon Marshall (knee), LB Shane Ray (wrist). JETS: DNP: WR Charone Peake (hamstring), TE Neal Sterling (concussion). LIMITED: C Spencer Long (knee, Â“ nger), S Marcus Maye (ankle, foot). FULL: DE Henry Anderson (knee), T Kelvin Beachum (foot), DT Steve McLendon (knee), S Doug Middleton (knee), WR Terrelle Pryor (groin), CB Buster Skrine (knee), DE Leonard Williams (knee), LB Avery Williamson (thumb). JACKSONVILLE at KANSAS CITY Â„ JAGUARS: DNP: RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe), C Brandon Linder (knee, back), G Andrew Norwell (foot), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle). LIMITED: DE Calais Campbell (ankle), G A.J. Cann (triceps), T Jermey Parnell (knee), RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle). CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel). LIMITED: LB Dee Ford (groin), WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring). FULL: WR Chris Conley (ankle), DE Chris Jones (shoulder), C Mitch Morse (back) GREEN BAY at DETROIT Â„ PACKERS: DNP: WR Geronimo Allison (concussion), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). LIMITED: WR Davante Adams (calf), CB Jaire Alexander (groin), T Bryan Bulaga (back), G Justin McCray (shoulder). FULL: CB Kevin King (groin). LIONS: DNP: RB LeGarrette Blount (illness), LB Eli Harold (not injury related), G T.J. Lang (concussion), TE Michael Roberts (knee). LIMITED: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), DB Quandre Diggs (hand), DB Tracy Walker (ankle), S Tavon Wilson (back). BALTIMORE at CLEVELAND Â„ RAVENS: DNP: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), WR John Brown (not injury related), CB Brandon Carr (knee), WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related), LB Anthony Levine (hamstring), S Eric Weddle (not injury related), LB Tim Williams (hamstring), G Marshal Yanda (not injury related). LIMITED: LB Chris Board (concussion), RB Alex Collins (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). BROWNS: DNP: LB James Burgess (knee), WR Antonio Callaway (knee), WR Jarvis Landry (knee), S Damarious Randall (knee). FULL: DT Trevon Coley (wrist), DE Myles Garrett (wrist), QB Tyrod Taylor (back) ATLANTA at PITTSBURGH Â„ FALCONS: DNP: CB Justin Bethel (knee), DT Grady Jarrett (ankle, knee), WR Julio Jones (hand, ankle). LIMITED: LB Vic Beasley (ankle), RB Tevin Coleman (shin), RB Devonta Freeman (knee), LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle), WR Mohamed Sanu (hip), DE Derrick Shelby (groin). STEELERS: DNP: CB Joe Haden (not injury related), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), LB Vince Williams (hamstring). LIMITED: S Morgan Burnett (groin). FULL: K Chris Boswell (left foot), CB Mike Hilton (elbow) T ENNESSEE at BUFFALO Â„ TITANS: DNP: T Dennis Kelly (illness), S Kenny Vaccaro (elbow), LB Wesley Woodyard (shoulder). LIMITED: WR Corey Davis (illness). FULL: RB David Fluellen (groin), QB Blaine Gabbert (concussion), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow). BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (not injury related), S Rafael Bush (shoulder), S Micah Hyde (groin), DT Kyle Williams (not injury related). LIMITED: TE Charles Clay (ankle), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring). FULL: RB Marcus Murphy (rib) OAKLAND RAIDERS at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Â„ RAIDERS: No Report. CHARGERS: No Report. MINNESOTA at PHILADELPHIA Â„ VIKINGS: DNP: RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), DE Everson Griffen (knee, not injury related), CB Trae Waynes (concussion). LIMITED: D Tashawn Bower (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (shoulder), CB Marcus Sherels (ribs). FULL: S Anthony Harris (hamstring), DT Tom Johnson (ankle), LB Eric Kendricks (elbow), LS Kevin McDermott (Â“ nger), T Riley Reiff (foot), WR Laquon Treadwell (Â“ nger). EAGLES: DNP: DE Derek Barnett (shoulder), RB Corey Clement (quadricep), DT Fletcher Cox (ankle), WR Alshon Jeffery (chest), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). LIMITED: T Jason Peters (quadricep) ARIZONA at SAN FRANCISCO Â„ CARDINALS: DNP: CB BeneÂ Benwikere (neck), WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring, back), DE Markus Golden (knee), DT Corey Peters (elbow). LIMITED: LB Josh Bynes (wrist), TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles), T Andre Smith (elbow), CB Jamar Taylor (back), T John Wetzel (shoulder). FULL: T Korey Cunningham (thumb). 49ERS: No Report. L.A. RAMS at SEATTLE Â„ RAMS: No Report. SEAHAWKS: No Report. DALLAS at HOUSTON Â„ COWBOYS: DNP: C Travis Frederick (illness), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), WR Terrance Williams (not injury related). LIMITED: CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle), WR Cole Beasley (ankle), DT Maliek Collins (knee), DE Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder), DT Antwaun Woods (calf). FULL: WR Tavon Austin (shoulder), RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee), S Jeff Heath (neck). TEXANS: DNP: CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), LB Brian Peters (ankle). LIMITED: LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot), WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), G Zach Fulton (shoulder), WR DeAndre Hopkins (thumb, ankle, hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), G Senio Kelemete (knee), RB Lamar Miller (chest), DE J.J. Watt (thigh), CB Shareece Wright (shoulder). FULL: CB Kareem Jackson (thumb), T Kendall Lamm (shoulder), C Nick Martin (ankle), CB Kayvon Webster (achilles).MondayWASHINGTON at NEW ORLEANS Â„ REDSKINS: No Report. SAINTS: No Report. PRO HOCKEY NHL REGULAR SEASONAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Toronto 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 Montreal 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 Buffalo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ottawa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boston 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 1 1 0 0 2 7 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Islanders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Winnipeg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dallas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Anaheim 1 1 0 0 2 5 2 Vancouver 1 1 0 0 2 5 2 Vegas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Edmonton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 San Jose 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 Calgary 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. WednesdayÂs GamesToronto 3, Montreal 2, OT Washington 7, Boston 0 Vancouver 5, Calgary 2 Anaheim 5, San Jose 2ThursdayÂs GamesWashington at Pittsburgh, late Boston at Buffalo, late N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, late Columbus at Detroit, late Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, late Chicago at Ottawa, late Winnipeg at St. Louis, late Arizona at Dallas, late Minnesota at Colorado, late Philadelphia at Vegas, lateTodayÂs GamesCarolina at Columbus, 7 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesEdmonton vs. New Jersey at Goteborg, Swe., 1 p.m. Winnipeg at Dallas, 7 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Vegas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 10 p.m.SundayÂs GamesN.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 5 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL NBA PRESEASONAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB New York 2 0 1.000 Â„ Philadelphia 2 0 1.000 Â„ Toronto 1 1 .500 1 Boston 1 2 .333 1 Brooklyn 0 1 .000 1 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Atlanta 1 0 1.000 Â„ Charlotte 2 1 .667 Â„ Washington 0 1 .000 1 Orlando 0 1 .000 1 Miami 0 2 .000 1 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 1 0 1.000 Â„ Cleveland 1 0 1.000 Â„ Detroit 1 0 1.000 Â„ Chicago 1 1 .500 Indiana 0 0 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Houston 1 0 1.000 Â„ Dallas 1 0 1.000 Â„ San Antonio 1 0 1.000 Â„ Memphis 0 1 .000 1 New Orleans 0 2 .000 1 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 2 0 1.000 Â„ Utah 2 0 1.000 Â„ Minnesota 1 1 .500 1 Oklahoma City 0 1 .000 1 Portland 0 1 .000 1 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB L.A. Clippers 2 0 1.000 Â„ Sacramento 1 0 1.000 Phoenix 1 1 .500 1 Golden State 0 1 .000 1 L.A. Lakers 0 2 .000 2WednesdayÂs GamesNew York 107, Brooklyn 102 Detroit 97, Oklahoma City 91 Milwaukee 116, Chicago 82 Phoenix 91, New Zealand Breakers 86 L.A. Clippers 128, Minnesota 101ThursdayÂs GamesIndiana at Houston, late Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, lateTodayÂs GamesDallas vs. Philadelphia at Shanghai, 7:30 a.m. Flamengo Flamengo at Orlando, 7 p.m. Melbourne United at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at New York, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Memphis, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Adelaide 36ers at Utah, 9 p.m. Perth Wildcats at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Sacramento vs. Golden St. at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesBoston at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. L.A. Lakers at Anaheim, 10 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 tieSaturdayÂs 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.SundayÂs GameChicago at D.C. United, 1 p.m.MondayÂs GameHouston at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.Friday, Oct. 12Houston at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 13Colorado at Minnesota United, 2 p.m. FC Dallas at D.C. United, 4:55 p.m. Orlando City at New England, 7:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 Â„ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 Â„ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 Â„ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 Â„ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 Â„ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 Â„ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 Â„ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 Â„ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Â„ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Â„ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 Â„ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National League Division SeriesFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Milwaukee Off Colorado Off at Los Angeles Off Atlanta OffAmerican League Division Series Todayat Boston -178 New York +166 at Houston -136 Cleveland +126NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Columbus -157 Carolina +147 at Los Angeles -117 San Jose +107COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Marshall 7 4 49 Mid. Tenn. Georgia Tech 2 4 58 at Louisville at BYU 3 3 55 Utah StateSaturdayat Ga. South. 11 11 55 So. Alabama South Florida 13 15 71 at UMass Clemson 16 20 61 at WFU at Temple 14 12 51 E. Carolina No. Illinois 7 2 53 at Ball St. Syracuse 5 3 58 at Pittsburgh at UCF 26 24 74 SMU at FAU 15 14 65 ODU at Ohio State 28 25 64 Indiana at N.C. State 3 5 58 Boston Col. LSU 3 2 43 at Florida at So. Carolina 2 2 62 Missouri at Michigan 18 17 47 Maryland at Cincinnati 8 7 49 Tulane Ohio 14 11 70 at Kent St. at W. Michigan 2 4 57 E. Michigan Buffalo 7 7 51 at Cent.Mich. at Akron 3 5 49 Miami (OH) Notre Dame 1 7 56 at Va. Tech Illinois 1 6 49 at Rutgers at Boise St. 17 14 51 SanDiego St. at Colorado 1 2 64 Arizona St. Liberty 5 4 63 at NMSU North Texas 25 27 53 at UTEP Washington 22 21 51 at UCLA at Stanford 5 4 46 Utah Fresno St. 13 14 58 at Nevada Washington St. 14 17 64 at Oregon St. California Pk 2 57 at Arizona at UNLV 11 8 62 New Mexico at Michigan St. 10 10 43 Northwestrn at West Virginia 24 28 61 Kansas Alabama 34 35 57 at Arkansas at Louisiana Tech 9 9 56 UAB at Texas A&M 7 5 50 Kentucky at Oklahoma St. 10 9 54 Iowa St. at Georgia 28 26 54 Vanderbilt Iowa 2 7 43 at Minnesota at Toledo 20 22 71 Bowl. Green Auburn 4 3 42 at Miss. St. Navy 3 3 48 at Air Force at Mississippi 21 21 75 ULM Oklahoma 9 7 60 Texas at Memphis 32 35 77 UConn ULL 3 4 59 at Texas St. at Rice +1 1 50 UTSA at Baylor 2 3 55 Kansas St. at Miami 11 13 48 Florida St. at Wisconsin 22 17 57 Nebraska Colorado St. 4 2 61 at SanJoseSt. at Hawaii 1 3 57 WyomingNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Baltimore 1 3 45 at Cleveland at Kansas City 3 3 48 Jacksonville Tennessee 4 5 39 at Buffalo at Carolina 5 6 44 N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets Pk Pk 42 Denver at Pittsburgh 4 3 57 Atlanta at Detroit +1 Pk 51 Green Bay at Cincinnati 5 5 48 Miami at L.A. Chargers 5 5 52 Oakland at San Francisco 3 4 40 Arizona at Philadelphia 3 3 46 Minnesota L.A. Rams 6 7 50 at Seattle at Houston 4 3 45 DallasMondayat New Orleans 6 6 53 Washington Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLCan-Am LeagueSUSSEX COUNTY MINERS Â„ Exercised the 2019 contract options on RHP Edward Cruz, RHP Jordan Cummings, LHP Martire Garcia, LHP Kevin Grendell, RHP Cory Jones, RHP Kenny Koplove, RHP Matthew Kostalos, RHP ElÂHajj Muhammad, RHP Andrew Vinson, RHP Michael Wagner, C Luis Alen, C Christian Correa, INF Ady Ciriaco, INF Martin Figueroa, INF Daniel Mateo, INF Jerrod Mederos, INF Mikey Reynolds, INF Nick Zaharion, OF Breland Almadova, OF Connor Crane and OF Jayce Ray.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ signed DL Brian Price from the practice squad. Waived DL Devaroe Lawrence. GREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ Signed WR DeAngelo Yancey to the practice squad. Released LB Greer Martini from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Â„ Promoted LB Skai Moore and CB Lenzy Pipkins from the practice squad. Activated RB Robert Turbin from the exempt/commissioner permission list. Waived DEs Tarell Basham and Al-Quadin Muhammad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Â„ Activated WR Julian Edelman. Released RB Kenjon Barner. NEW YORK GIANTS Â„ Signed WR Quadree Henderson to the practice squad. Released WR Amba Etta-Tawo from the practice squad.Canadian Football LeagueCFL Â„ Fined HamiltonÂs Brandon Banks and Jumal Rolle undisclosed amounts for their participation in a pre-game altercation before a Sept. 29 game against the BC Lions. Fined Hamilton DL Ted Laurent an undisclosed amount for kicking BC OL Peter Godber and Hamilton DB Frankie Williams an undisclosed amount for an inappropriate gesture following the conclusion of play against BC. Fined Winnipeg OL Matthias Goossen and Patrick Neufeld undisclosed amounts for late and unnecessary hits in a game against Montreal. EDMONTON ESKIMOS Â„ Signed DL AlanMichael Cashmade to the practice roster. Released LB Brandon Pittman from the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueSAN JOSE SHARKS Â„ Signed F Barclay Goodrow to a two-year contract extension.ECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS Â„ Announced G Miroslav Svoboda was loaned to the team from Milwaukee (AHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS Â„ Found New England Revolution D Andrew Farrell guilty of simulation/ embellishment in the 38th minute of New EnglandÂs match against Toronto FC on September 29 and issued Farrell an undisclosed Â“ ne. COLUMBUS CREW Â„ Agreed to a permanent transfer of M Mohammed Abu to Valerenga (Norway). NEW YORK CITY FC Â„ Announced president Jon Patricof will leave his position at the end of the calendar year and join the teamÂs board of directors.United Soccer LeagueUSL Â„ Suspended New YorkÂs Jose Aguinaga, SeattleÂs Rodrigue Ele, PortlandÂs Nathan Smith, RichmondÂs Heviel Cordoves, FC CincinnatiÂs Danni Knig, BethlehemÂs Olivier Mbaizo and TorontoÂs Terique Mohamed one game each for their actions.COLLEGESSOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Â„ Signed commissioner Greg Sankey to a contract extension through 2023. FORDHAM Â„ Named Khadijah Wiley assistant athletic director of ticket operations. KENNESAW STATE Â„ Named Camden Decker softball pitching coach. STANFORD Â„ Named Matthew Bortis menÂs assistant golf coach. SYRACUSE Â„ Promoted Kramer Cook to director of football recruiting operations.VOLLEYBALL Eustis 3, Umatilla 0 Swey Brown had eight kills and two blocks and Sarah Dressner had Â“ ve kills and two blocks to lead Eustis to a 25-18, 25-16, 25-23 win over Umatilla on Thursday night. Eustis improved to 11-10 with the win and hosts South Sumter for Senior Night on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Real Life Christian 2, Central Florida Christian 1 Taylor Ward had Â“ ve aces, Â“ ve assists, three kills and a dig to lead Real Life Christian Academy to a 25-14, 18-25, 25-12 win over Central Florida Christian Academy on Thursday. Hannah Recotta-Wheeler added two aces, two assists and one kill and Danie Colon had two aces and a dig. GIRLS BOWLING East Ridge 3, Mount Dora Christian 0 Alanis Vivas-Torres had a high score of 144 to lead East Ridge to a win over Mount Dora Christian Academy at Clermont Bowling Center on Thursday. Amber Tulloch led MDCA with a 176.
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 B3 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 6STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. Leesburg at Tavares Eustis at South Lake Legacy at First Academy-Leesburg MDCA at Seven Rivers LSU at Florida FSU at Miami Navy at Air Force Jacksonville at Kansas City Miami at Cincinnati Minnesota at Philadelphia Last Week Overall Tavares South Lake Legacy MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia9-1 33-17 Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial ReporterTavares Eustis Legacy MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia9-1 28-22 Paul Jenkins Sports EditorTavares Eustis Legacy MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia8-2 25-25 Frank Jolley Sports WriterTavares Eustis FAL MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia9-1 31-19 Tom McNiff Executive EditorTavares South Lake Legacy MDCA LSU Miami Air Force Kansas City MiamiPhiladelphia5-5 28-22 Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial PublisherTavares Eustis FAL MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City MiamiPhiladelphia7-3 25-25 Whitney Lehnecker Digital EditorTavares Eustis Legacy MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia9-1 31-19 Goose Debonair DogTavares South Lake FAL MDCA Florida Miami Air Force Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia7-3 28-22 Paul Nikolai Circulation DirectorTavares South Lake FAL MDCA LSU Miami Navy Kansas City CincinnatiPhiladelphia7-3 31-19Rusty Jacobs Operations Director Tavares South Lake FAL MDCA LSU FSU Navy Jacksonville MiamiPhiladelphia7-3 23-27Payne Ray Daily Commercial Reporter EUSTIS (4-2) at SOUTH LAKE (2-3) 7 p.m.Last week, Eustis blanked Poinciana 35-0. South Lake lost to Ocala Lake Weir 42-28.Last year, South Lake beat Eustis 49-31, but was later forced to forfeit the game after the Eagles discovered Â„ and reported Â„ they had an ineligible player on the roster.This is a non-district game and it is homecom-ing for South Lake. Eustis enters the game riding a three-game winning streak, while the Eagles have lost three straight. South Lake lost running back Kelley Joiner Jr. with a broken leg in a Week 3 loss at Crystal River. How-ever, that doesnÂt mean the Eagles have written off the season. Freshman Wyatt Watson has stepped in the void left by Joiner and gained 177 yards on 34 carries against Lake Weir. It was his second straight 100-yard game. In addition, senior quarterback Baylee Heuser has raised his game, passing for 255 yards against Lake Weir.ÂWe have worked hard this week to prepare for a well-coached and talented Eustis team,ÂŽ said South Lake coach Mark Woolum. ÂIt is homecoming week and we have to overcome a lot of distractions to be prepared mentally as well as physically. We have emphasized taking care of the ball this week. We put the ball on the ground way too many times (against Lake Weir). WeÂre looking forward to a great game on Friday night.ÂŽTwo big reasons for EustisÂ success over the past three weeks has been the play of freshman quar-terback Blayne Romano and senior running back Rashon Scott. Against Poinciana, Romano com-pleted 7 of 12 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. Scott ran for 161 yards on 17 carries Âƒ a sterling game for many, but one that pales in comparison to his 400-plus yard effort on Sept. 21 in a 45-42 win against Mount Dora. For the season, Romano has thrown for 334 yards and three touchdowns in three games, and Scott leads Lake and Sumter counties with 1,216 yards and eight touchdowns.ÂSouth Lake is really coming into its own after suffering a few injuries early on in the season,ÂŽ Eustis coach Mike Hay said. ÂEach week you can see them improving. They are a well-coached team that plays with great pride and passion. In order for us to be successful, we must play mistake-free football and capitalize when we have the chance. This has all the makings to be another great game between two Lake County rivals.ÂŽNext week, South Lake will play at Leesburg in a Class 6A-District 5 con-test. Eustis will have a bye week.MOUNT DORA CHRISTIAN (2-3) at SEVEN RIVERS CHRISTIAN (1-4) 7:30 p.m.The hope around Mount Dora Christian Academy was that three tough games to start the season would prepare the Bulldogs once they hit the Sunshine State Athletic Conference part of the season.HowÂs that working out for MDCA?Well, two games into the SSAC schedule the Bulldogs are 2-0 and have outscored their two opponents 101-23. And even that is a bit mislead-ing, with MDCA putting a running clock on Santa Fe Catholic in the first half last week and making sure everyone got in the game after taking a 44-0 lead by running back the second half kickoff for a score. The final score ended up being 44-16.Now MDCA looks to make it three in a row when they travel to Lecanto to play Seven Rivers Christian. The Warriors are winless in the Coral Orange Division, including a 9-6 loss to Santa Fe Catholic in overtime. MDCAÂs 2-0 record trails only Bishop McLaughlin (3-0), with those two front-runners meeting next week in Spring Hill.MOUNT DORA (2-3) at DELTONA PINE RIDGE (0-6) 7 p.m.Mount Dora is coming off a bye week, looking to use the break to propel the team to a quick start to the second half of the season after closing the first half with three straight losses.The last time out the Hurricanes lost a 45-42 heartbreaker to Eustis.Mount Dora gets a Pine Ridge team that has strug-gled this season as the Panthers have been out-scored 247-23 in six games. Pine Ridge is coming off a 35-0 loss to Daytona Beach Seabreeze and the Panthers are last in the 22-team Class 6A-Region 4 playoff standings. Pine Ridge is 3 points behind next-to-last Bayside.Mount Dora has plenty of work to do if it wants to make the playoffs as the Hurricanes currently sit in ninth place in Class 4A-Region 2 with the top six teams making the postseason.Mount Dora brings a balanced attack into the game, averaging 189 yards rushing a game and 181 yards passing.Senior quarterback Tyler Schwartz is completing 62 percent of his passes for 909 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception for a quarter-back rating of 128.7. Senior Austin Berg has caught 16 passes for 294 yards and six touchdowns and junior Roman Newkirk has 15 catches for 393 yards and three touchdowns.Junior running back Isayah Hatter leads the Hurricanes on the ground with 629 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 7.8 yards per game.Mount Dora hosts South Sumter next week.SOUTH SUMTER (3-3) at DUNNELLON (2-4) 7:30 p.m.The records would argue that this meeting between South Sumter and Dunnellon is not up to the standards of just a couple of years ago when they battled for area supremacy as part of the same Class 4A district.Dunnellon comes into the game with three losses in its past four games while South Sumter has been hovering around the .500 mark all season.But what the records donÂt tell you is that both these teams have been playing high-quality com-petition. South SumterÂs three losses have come against Nature Coast Tech, North Marion and Bishop Moore. DunnellonÂs losses have come against Crystal River, St. Petersburg Lake-wood, Ocala Vanguard and Madison County. ThereÂs not a bad team among any of those losses.If the playoffs started before this game, both teams would be in the postseason with Dunnellon sitting in third place in Class 4A-Region 2 and South Sumter sitting in sixth place. Less than a point separates the two teams in the playoffs rankings.Both teams have beaten Ocala Trinity Catholic, with Dunnellon winning 27-14 on Sept. 21 and South Sumter winning 21-15 last week.South Sumter continues to be balanced on offense, having thrown for 18 more yards (863) than it has run for (845).South Sumter sopho-more quarterback Garhett Miller has thrown for 832 yards and nine touchdowns with two interceptions and senior receiver Andra Hart has caught 29 passes for 472 yards with four touchdowns.Sophomore running back Trenton Taylor leads the Raiders on the ground with 367 yards and six touchdowns on 68 carries. Sophomore Kelvin Edwards is second on the team with 211 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries.South Sumter travels to play Mount Dora next week.UMATILLA (0-6) at THE VILLAGES (5-0) 7 p.m.This game has all the makings of a major mismatch. The Villages is undefeated and leads the region for playoff position. Umatilla is winless and has struggled to be competi-tive in many of its games.Throw in the facts that The Villages has won three games with shutouts while Umatilla has been shutout three times and that The Villages is at home, and you see why Umatilla is considered a huge under-dog in this game.The Villages defeated Umatilla 55-0 last season.The VillagesÂ staunch defense did take some-thing of a beating last week as the Buffalo had to get past Crescent City 64-47 in a wild shootout. The Villages jumped in front 27-7 in the second quarter before things got a little hairy for the Buffalo.But The Villages defense stepped up at the end, coming up with an interception with about four minutes left to pretty much seal the win.The Villages proved that it can get the job done with its offense with three players going over the 100-yard mark rushing the ball. Junior quarterback Mac Harris ran for 269 yards and five touchdowns while Corey Goldwire had 162 yards on seven car-ries with two touchdowns and Bryce Mellado had 132 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown.Umatilla is coming off its closest game of the season in a 23-6 loss to Inter-lachen. The Bulldogs have been outscored 277-33 this season.Umatilla hosts Cres-cent City next week while The Villages travel to Interlachen.OVIEDO HAGERTY (4-2) at EAST RIDGE (0-5) 7:30 p.m.Last week, East Ridge lost to Lake Minneola 40-36 and Hagerty beat Ocoee 24-22.Last year, East Ridge beat Hagerty 29-7.This is a Class 7A-District 4 contest. Hagerty enters the game with a 3-0 district record and East Ridge is 0-2. A loss would mathematically eliminate the Knights from winning the district title.Despite its winless record, East Ridge showed in last weekÂs game that it has talent on the roster. Running back Kyeandre Magliore ran for a season high 229 yards on 19 carries against Lake Minneola. He also had an 86-yard kickoff return for a score. For the season, Magliore had 496 yards on 74 carries with five touchdowns. Quarterback Robbie Sanders also had a solid game against the Hawks, completing 11 of 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw an interception that was returned for a touch-down. East Ridge coach Jason Robinson believes both players could play key roles if the Knights are to be successful against Hagerty.ÂHagerty is a tough, physical football team,ÂŽ Robinson said. ÂThey feature a very physical run game. We will have to match that on defense by being physical and disciplined. ItÂs a big game for us. They are a good foot-ball team. We embrace the opportunity to get better and put together a four-quarter performance.ÂŽNext week, East Ridge will host Ocala West Port.BRONSON (0-5) at WILDWOOD (3-3) 7 p.m.Last week, Wildwood beat Pierson Taylor 35-7. Bronson lost to Trenton 37-6.Last year, Wildwood beat Bronson 53-0.This is a Class 1A-Region 4 contest. Wildwood enters the game ranked seventh in Class 1A-4, with a Playoff Power Ranking of 34.67. The Wildcats trail sixth-place Willis-ton (36.00) by more than a point. A win against Bronson likely will not provide the Wildcats with a lot of help because Bronson is last in the region with a PPR of 28.60. Against Pierson Taylor, T.J. Snowden ran for 145 yards on 10 carries and Kanyon Walker had 118 yards on four carries and two touchdowns. One of WalkerÂs scoring runs covered 74 yards. J.B. Bynum, WildwoodÂs interim head coach, believes the Wildcats are beginning to come together as the season wears on.ÂI feel like our running game has finally taken a big step,ÂŽ Bynum said. ÂFor us offensively to be at our top form, we have to run the ball. We should be able to continue that on Friday. Defensively, our kids have been flying around all week, so thatÂs a good sign. BronsonÂs offense runs some differ-ent sets that we have to be ready for and we have to play physical football.ÂŽNext week, Wildwood plays at Keystone Heights, a Class 4A program, in a crucial game for the Wildcats. Bronson will play at Branford.OCOEE LEGACY (3-2) at FIRST ACADEMY OF LEESBURG (3-1) 7 p.m.All First Academy home games are at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex.Last week, First Acad-emy and Legacy were off.Last year, Legacy beat First Academy 52-28.This is a Sunshine State Athletic Conference con-test. First Academy hasnÂt played since beating Vero Beach St. EdwardÂs 26-7 on Sept. 14. The Eagles were scheduled to host Kissimmee Avant Garde the following week, but won by forfeit when Avant Garde did not show. First Academy is led by quarterback Sammy Punt. The senior has thrown for 116 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions and is also the teamÂs leading rusher with 261 yards and four touchdowns. Counting 148 yards on kickoff returns, Punt has a team-high 409 all-purpose yards. Punt is second on the team with 23 tackles. Justin Sombelon is the second-leading rusher with 71 yards, and has 243 all-purpose yards. He is the teamÂs leading tackler with 26 stops.Legacy is led by junior quarterback Jacob Worley, who has thrown for 873 yards and 11 touchdowns. Freshman Gabriel Gomez is the teamÂs leading rusher with 273 yards Â„ an aver-age of 7.2 yards per carry.Next week, First Academy travels to Jack-sonville to play EagleÂs View before wrapping up its regular season on Oct. 19 at Maitland Orange-wood Christian.PREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTÂS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES East RidgeÂs Kyeandre Magloire (4) drags Lake MinneolaÂs Kenan Johnson (1) during a game last week in Minneola. Magloire leads the Knights against Oviedo Hagerty tonight in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]
B4 Friday, October 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Ronald BlumThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in. By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut, New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead."We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next."It's going to be intense," CC Sabathia predicted after the Yankees pounded the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Wednesday night to win their second straight AL wild-card game. New York will take a train to Boston for a best-of-five Division Series starting Friday night, a matchup of 100-win heavyweights."I think they're ready and relish the opportunity to go up against the game's best this year," Yankees rookie manager Aaron Boone said of his players.Boone remains a dirty word among the Fenway Park faithful. His 11thinning homer in Game 7 of the 2003 AL Championship Series beat the Red Sox. A year later Boston overcame the Yankees and became the first major league team to bounce back from a 3-0 postseason deficit. The Red Sox went on to win their first World Series since 1918, but Boone's drive off Tim Wake-field has not been forgotten or forgiven.Boston went 10-9 against the Yankees this year and set a club record with 108 wins. New York became the first team since the 2001 A's to reach triple digits in wins and fail to finish first."We've just got to do our homework and come out swinging," said Luke Voit, who broke open the game with a two-run triple in a four-run sixth.Luis Severino atoned for last year's flop in the wild-card game against Minnesota, pitching no-hit shutout ball into the fifth. Dellin Betances entered with two on and got six straight outs as part of a five-hitter, and the Yankees extended their home postseason winning streak to seven.Severino let out a primal scream after escaping a bases-loaded jam in the fourth with a 99.6 fastball Â„ his fastest pitch of the night Â„ to strike out Marcus Semien.Yankees fans fretted about an all-or-nothing knockout match, thinking back to last year when Severino fell behind Minnesota 3-0 just 10 pitches in. New York ral-lied for an 8-4 win against the Twins, but the memory remained raw.Severino retired his first three batters in order on 10 pitches.Yanks ready for rivals after wild-card win"He was a guy that you would want to have on your team because he would never let anything slide," said Flor-ida receiver Josh Hammond, whose older brother, Frankie, was a freshman on the 2008 team. "He was a legend here. That's a guy we respect much. I think everybody on our team respects him."Tebow surely will get lots of love Saturday.His name will be unveiled on the north end zone facade at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, a display about 18-feet wide and 5-feet high that will be next to the five other inductees: linebacker Wilber Marshall, running back Emmitt Smith, 1966 Heisman Trophy winner/former coach Steve Spurrier, 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and defensive end Jack Youngblood.It's no coincidence Tebow's ceremony comes during a game against LSU.Tebow went 3-1 against the Tigers during his four-year college career, and had some memorable moments along the way.His first jump pass and his first rocker-step pass came in a 23-10 win against LSU in 2006. The following year, LSU students got hold of Tebow's cellphone number. Tebow received hundreds of calls and threatening messages Â„ so many that after his first touchdown pass he stared into the LSU crowd and pretended to dial a phone. The Gators blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost 28-24 in Baton Rouge. They responded with a 30-point victory the follow-ing year and eventually won a second national title in three years. They accomplished that despite losing to Mississippi in late September, a setback that prompted Tebow's famed postgame speech dubbed "The Promise." The Gators won their next 10, including beating top-ranked Oklahoma 24-14 in the title game."There are a lot of great memories, a lot of big games that season," Mullen said. "Being in those big moments was a lot of fun and being in those big games, it's a lot of fun to get to do that, to be a part of that."Mullen and the Gators are trying to get back there. A win against LSU on Saturday Â„ with Tebow and the rest of the 2008 team watching from the sideline Â„ would be a huge step in the right direction."It's our time now," safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said. "We've got to set our own legacy. ... We got to go out there and produce and have our own legacy out there and just continue to add to the greats like those who were here before." HONORFrom Page B1Florida quarterback Tim Tebow scrambles during a game against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 17, 2007, in Gainesville. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] left the game in the first half after a jarring hit but returned to throw third-quarter touchdown passes to Kermit Whitfield and Dalvin Cook.It's also a game where Perry could make a name for himself. Perry has appeared in three games this season, two as a backup. He's com-pleted 67 percent of his passes (34 of 51) for 442 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions.In each of the last 10 meetings, there's been some clear trends showing specifically what aspects of quarterback play could play the biggest role in what becomes the outcome.And it comes down to accuracy Â„ one of the reasons why Perry supplanted Malik Rosier as Miami's starter.The team with the starting quarterback that has the better completion percentage is 10-0 in the last 10 Miami-FSU meetings. The team with the better quarterback-effi-ciency rating is 9-1 in those games, and the team that throws for more yards is only 5-5. It might not be about having gaudy numbers, but rather having the more effec-tive ones."I'm very thankful and I'm very excited for this opportunity," Perry said. "It's something I've been looking forward to grow-ing up my whole life."Miami coach Mark Richt has full belief that Perry is ready for his first rivalry game."I think we just teach him what to do and have him focus on his job," Richt said. "And that's the only thing that's productive, as far as letting your mind going anywhere other than, 'What do I do this play? What do I do in this coverage?' That's what he has got to focus on. The better he does his job, the more confidence he'll have."Francois has more starts under his belt but is still gaining confidence with a new spread-option, no-huddle offense that first-year Florida State coach Willie Taggart has implemented.The Seminoles have had inconsistent halves throughout the first five games of the season and Francois is also emblematic of that. He struggled in the first half at Louisville, com-pleting just 5 of 12 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. But he was 11 of 15 for 218 yards and three TDs after halftime in leading Florida State to the 28-24 win.Offensive coordinator Walt Bell feels that Francois is learning "confidence in the system" over time."The ability to kind of take what's given, take completions, managing the line of scrimmage," Bell said. "And just really from a decision-making process, just confidence in knowing that it's OK to hand the ball off here, it's OK to do this here, it's OK to take the check down here."As history has shown in the series, the efficient quarterback performances are the ones that will often lead to a win. SPOTLIGHTFrom Page B1Miami quarterback NÂKosi Perry calls a play during a game against North Carolina on Sept. 27 in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/ WILFREDO LEE] we get from place to place. NobodyÂs walking around here Âƒ weÂre running every-where and weÂre doing it together.ÂWeÂre always on the move.ÂŽJones said one of the reasons for the smooth transition has been the leadership provided by his seniors.When he spoke with the team for the first time and explained to them that Armatti had resigned as coach, he told his seniors that they would have to step up and become leaders. They would have to set the example for their younger teammates to follow. And theyÂve done just that.ÂWeÂve tried to overcome everything by sticking together,ÂŽ said senior linebacker/running back Jeff Lambert. ÂI think all of the seniors have responded to coach JonesÂ challenge in a very positive manner. WeÂre more responsible, more accountable and more encouraging.ÂŽJones said he accepted the job only a temporary basis. There has been no discus-sion, he said, about becoming ArmattiÂs permanent replace-ment when the process of naming a successor begins in the offseason.He hasnÂt discounted that possibility, either. ÂIÂll cross that bridge when the time comes,ÂŽ Jones said.For now, though, Jones and the Bulldogs are concerned only about the Yellow Jackets.ÂWeÂre going to be ready for Leesburg,ÂŽ Jones said. ÂIÂve reminded our kids that they are better than their record. TheyÂve got some great ath-letes over there and (Leesburg coach Mark Oates) has them doing things they right way.ÂOur kids and coaches have stepped up and worked very hard to make sure weÂre ready to play Leesburg.ÂŽ TAVARESFrom Page B1TavaresÂ TyÂquan Wiggins (4) Â“ nds room to run against Eustis on Sept. 14 in Tavares. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Story to end the inning.That missed opportunity proved costly when Moustakas came up with the game-ending hit against Adam Ottavino.Game 2 is today in Milwaukee.The Rockies have some of baseball's best hitters Â„ and not much to show for it on the scoreboard lately.Colorado had just one hit before Gerardo Parra and Matt Holliday opened the ninth with consecutive singles off Jeffress, who had made 11 consecutive scoreless appear-ances since Aug. 31.Led by Arenado and Story, Colorado finished among the major league leaders in several offensive categories this year. But the Rockies have been pretty quiet at the plate since they bashed five homers in a 12-0 victory over Washington last Sunday, leaving them in a tie for the NL West lead.It looked as if Colorado was headed for a shutout in the divi-sion tiebreaker before Arenado and Story hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers on Monday. The Rockies had just two hits before their final at-bat.Arenado hit a sacrifice fly in the first in the wild-card game Tuesday night in Chicago, and Colorado didn't score again until Tony Wolters' 13th-inning RBI single in a 2-1 victory over the Cubs. The Rockies finished with 11 hits, but went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base.Playing in their fourth city in five days Â„ covering approximately 2,700 miles Â„ it was more of the same for most of the afternoon.Carlos Gonzalez tripled with two out in the fifth for Colora-do's first hit. But Ian Desmond tapped back to the mound on Corbin Burnes' next pitch, ending the inning.LeMahieu and Ryan McMahon each walked, and then were thrown out trying to steal second.Arenado hit .297 with an NL-best 38 homers this year, helping stop the Triple Crown bid by Yelich. But the 27-year-old Arenado went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in just the third play-off game of his stellar career.Story, who set career highs with 37 homers and 108 RBIs this season, also struck out three times, and Dahl went 0 for 4 with two Ks. BASEBALLFrom Page B1Milwaukee BrewersÂ Mike Moustakas hits a walk-off RBI single during the 10th inning of Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday in Milwaukee. [AP PHOTO/ JEFF ROBERSON]
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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.org Powered by Q: You forgot to mention the internet as a place to look for instructions on changing cabin filters. Honda does not have the cabin location in the manual (2012 CRV). Honda wanted to change the air filter and the cabin filter for $129. I replaced both and saved $76, and it took a whole 30 minutes for both.Â„ Stan A: Yikes! I blew it when cutting and pasting things, leaving mention of this information goldmine whoknows-where! Good work renewing your own filters! When contemplating an automotive service procedure or simply trying to find out how something works, often there will be someone presenting a YouTube video on the subject. Another great site for information on a wide range of automotive topics is www.aa1car.com, home of my favorite technical writer, Larry Carley. His information is very well presented! I also appreciate Tire Rack's tech center articles, which cover every imaginable tire/ wheel question one could have. Another source of information is forums, which are great for assessing if a fault may be common, but take recommended fixes with a grain Â„ make that a handful Â„ of salt! When curious about a component's characteristics Â„ say, a window regulator prior to door disassembly Â„ I'll often search as if to purchase the part, to get a good look at a photo or illustration of the part. This can sometimes provide hints on what may have gone wrong or how removal/installation may play out. Please let me know of your favorite information sources to share.Q: I have been noticing my engine cranking slowly first thing in the morning. I remembered someone, perhaps you, recommending to give the battery terminals a yank to check for looseness. Mine were tight, but one was noticeably warmer, almost hot, compared to the other. They appear clean. What does this indicate?Â„ Curt A: You nailed it! Even though the cable connections appeared tight and externally clean, the heat you noticed is a clear indicator of a poor connection. There is apparently corrosion buildup where you can't see it between the post and clamp. Another way to confirm a reliable battery terminal connection is to measure the voltage drop across the connection, one meter lead on the post and the other to the clamp while a helper cranks the engine. Greater than 0.2 volts indicates the need for cleaning. Ignore the minus symbol if it appears. Cleaning top-terminal battery posts/clamps is easy using a Schumacher BAF-BI terminal cleaning brush or similar. You'll want to avoid erasing computer memories by installing a computer memory saver tool prior to disconnecting the cables. The accessory lighter socket type does not work on many cars, as the socket isn't "hot" with the key off. In this case a tool that plugs into the underdash data connector is the best choice. A 10-foot cord on one of these would allow UNDER THE HOODInternet is a cornucopia of info on auto repairs By Larry PrintzTribune News ServiceIn an era where some midsize sedans have styling that call to mind kabuki masks, while others are disappearing altogether, the Mazda6 remains the choice of those who love to drive, and who find the thought of autonomous cars nauseating. After all, when a car is as enjoyable to drive as the Mazda6, why would you leave driving to a computer?Artfully rendered and skill-fully engineered, the Mazda6 maintains its attractive allure this year, receiving new stan-dard LED lighting, revised interior materials a new front grille design, revised wheels and a cabin makeover.What's unchanged is this car's incredible good looks, with a naturally flowing belt-line and rakish greenhouse. The new grille adds an additional dash of sportiness, and is framed by an elegant accent of chrome trim. It looks racy, and it has the goods to back up its exquisite appearance.Credit the new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is the same engine found in the Mazda CX-9 crossover. Rated at 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, it mates to a six-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission is avail-able, but comes only with the naturally-aspirated version of the same engine that pro-duces 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque.Step on the throttle and you'll find generous amounts of power, although initial acceleration could be a little stronger. The transmission shifts smoothly, unobtru-sively firing off the shifts that keep this car cooking. Handling is quite good for a front driver, with little body lean and no torque steer. There's a selectable Sport mode, but since it only changes the transmission's shift points, its usefulness is trivial. Besides, the standard tuning works extremely well; this thing is a hoot to drive. The retuned chassis and suspension provide a ride that's firm and fairly absorbent, although the largest bumps crash through uncomfortably. The cabin is fairly quiet, with only the worst road surfaces pro-ducing too much racket.Inside, Mazda fully rede-signed the seats to better absorb vibrations. Better yet, they can be equipped with seat heaters and ventilation up front, and heated seats in the rear. The cabin is spacious, with gener-ous front seat legroom and a decent amount in the rear. Of course, if there's not enough space, there's always the gen-erously sized trunk.For those who love to driveAuto review: Mazda6 is artfully rendered and skillfully engineeredThe Mazda6 remains an excellent choice for those who love to drive. [MAZDA/TNS] Base price: $21,950 Engine: Turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder Horsepower: 250 EPA fuel economy (city/ highway): 23/31 Wheelbase: 111.4 inches Length: 191.5 inches Cargo capacity: 14.7 cubic feet Curb weight: 3,560 poundsMAZDA6 STATS By Phoebe Wall Howard and Mark PhelanTribune News ServiceAn unprecedented truck war is raging in Detroit.Is it possible for the allnew Ram 1500 or Chevy Silverado to cut into the dominating market share of the best-selling Ford F-150 and F-Series pickups?Consumers are buying. Bean counters are watching, with billions of dollars on the line.Fiat ChryslerÂs five-year plan, outlined this spring, aspires for Ram to overtake Silverado as the nationÂs No. 2 pickup. But truck buyers are a loyal bunch. History suggests shoppers donÂt switch brands lightly.The F-Series is not just the best-selling truck with Silverado and Ram second and third; these are the best-selling vehicles of any kind in the United States. They are crucial to domestic automakersÂ profits and, along with SUVs, an increasing share of their production as consumers move away from sedans.ÂDetroit may have been through hell and back in the last 10 years, but these are the best three trucks ever built,ÂŽ said Eric Noble, a product development consultant and professor of vehicle technology at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. ÂTheir factories are running flat out, import competitors have faded into the rearview mirror, and trans-action prices have never been higher.ÂThis isnÂt war, itÂs a Detroit block party.ÂŽThese arenÂt your fatherÂs full-size pickups. TheyÂre deluxe. Average transaction prices for pickups are nearing $50,000, and large truck sales accounted for nearly $1 of every $5 spent in the car industry in 2017, said Ivan Drury, senior man-ager of industry analysis for Edmunds. Some versions can cost more than $100,000.Sales are hot, with the full-size pickup segment up 2.6 percent in 2018 through August. In 2017, American shoppers bought nearly 2.4 million full-size pickups.Ford is looking to shatter an F-150 sales record set 14 years ago.The competitors are sell-ing big, too.ÂFull-size pickup trucks are a uniquely American vehicle large, full of capa-bility and the embodiment of hard work,ÂŽ said Stephanie Brinley, principal automo-tive analyst, covering North and South America for IHS Markit. ÂFor Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler, they are also among the most profitable vehicles in the portfolio, and their relatively high volume means they are also signifi-cant contributors to overall corporate revenue. Ford has been the segment leader ... and the company is not going give that title up willingly.ÂŽShe noted, ÂAlong with being important for rev-enue, leading the segment is a source of corporate pride. According to IHS Markit data, full-size pickups accounted for nearly 35 per-cent of FordÂs U.S. sales in 2017, compared with provid-ing 27 percent of GMÂs U.S. sales and 24 percent of FCAÂs U.S. sales.ÂŽIndeed, Ford loves to point out that an F-Series pickup rolls off the assembly line every 53 seconds or so.The 2019 F-150 is an update, going up against completely new Ram and Silverado models. ItÂs the ÂThe best 3 trucks ever builtÂ go to warF-150, Ram and Silverado duke it out in DetroitFiat ChryslerÂs 5-year plan, outlined this spring, aspires for Ram to overtake Silverado as the nationÂs No. 2 pickup. [FCA US/TNS] Brad BergholdtSee REPAIRS, C2 See MAZDA, C2 See TRUCKS, C2Available in ascending Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels, the Mazda6 beneÂ“ ts from a large 8-inch touchscreen that houses Mazda Connect, the brandÂs infotainment system. [MAZDA/TNS]
C2 Friday, October 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByResearchersfoundthatnearly80 percentofdriverswithblindspotmonitoringsystemswereunawareoftheir limitations. AUTOMOTIVE ByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $20,630 Priceastested: $26,779 Thisweek,weÂredriving the2018ToyotaPriusc,the compactsizehybridsedan availableinOne,Two, ThreeandFourtrims. Priuscisthesmallestof thePriusfamilythatrides onanearsix-inchshorter wheelbasefromitsbig brother,whichridesona 106.3inchwheelbaseand ispoweredbya1.8-liter engine.Becauseofitscompactsize,ourPriusccomes poweredbyasmaller1.5 literfourcylinderand delivers46cityand48 highwayEPAfuelmileage estimates. TodayÂsToyotaPrius familycomesin15differentflavorsfromtheentry $20,630PriuscOnetotop linePriusFourTouring, whichstartsat$30,565. OurPriuscFourstartsat $24,965wellequipped. First,abitofPrius history. Introducedin2000, Priustookonhead-toheadthealreadyreleased HondaInsightHybrid,the latterasmallervehiclethat debutedinDecember1999. AlthoughHondawonthe ÂfirsttomarketÂŽhybrid battle,whenitcameto theinterior,InsightÂssub compactdesigndidnÂtoffer muchasitwastiny,offered littleornocargospaceand cameonlyasatwo-seater until2009. Toyota,meanwhile, hittheshoresofAmerica sevenmonthsafterInsight, butasafour-doorsedan withroomforfourtofive passengersandmorethan enoughcargoroom.Tothis day,Priusisthekingofthe hybrids,regardlessofother manufacturereffortsthat deservepraiseaswespeed closertotheyear2020. Our2018compactPrius ccameintopflightFour Touringtrim,whichmeans itÂsprettymuchfully loaded.Underthehood,the aforementioned1.5-liter four-cylinderdevelopsjust 78-horsepower,arrivedat bycombiningtheelectricpoweroutputwith thehorsepowerfromthe engineÂsdualoverhead design.Thetransmission isToyotaÂselectronically controlledSynergyDrive automatic(CVT),whichis alsostandardinallmodels andoffersthreedriving modesofEV,Normalor Eco. TheEVoperatesinfully electricmodewhenthe batteriesarefullycharged andyoucantravelforlocal stintsforafewmiles.Eco istheeconomymodethat reducesenergyconsumptionviaclimatecontroland throttleresponse.Normal, meanwhile,utilizesinternal combustionandelectricin unisonforoverallbestperformance.Accelerationis decentatbest,butrememberthesecompactPrius cmodelswiththesmaller enginesarenotbuiltfor performance. Nonetheless,youÂllbe somewhatimpressedwith thePriuslowendRPM responsefromastanding start,butalwaysrememberthatthePriusisbuilt todeliveroutstandingfuel mileage,comfortablesurroundingsandtheability todriveabitonEVfull electricpower. Asforsafety,the2018 Priusupstheanteversus thecompetitionthanksto thestandardToyotaStar SafetySystem,known fornineairbags,traction andstabilitycontrolsand everythingworkingin unisonforultimatesafety. Â„GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andGateHouseMedia.TestDrive:2018 Toyota Priusc2018ToyotaPriusc[TOYOTA] Likes: Fuelmileage,Toyota hybridreliability,economical pricing Dislikes: Alittleroadnoise, smallerfour-cylinderisnotas peppy A UTOBITSMakesureyouhavethe rightcarseatforchild Formanyparents,you b uckleupyourkidsand offyougotodaycare, schoolorthepark.You t rusttheircarseator b oosterseatwillkeep y ourchildsafeshould somethinghappen,but areyousuretheseatyou installedmonthsoryears agoistrulysecure? ÂIamdeeplyconcerned t hatnearlyhalfofallcar seatsarenotusedcorrectly,ÂŽsaysHeidiKing, deputyadministratorof t heNationalHighway TrafficSafetyAdminist ration(NHTSA).ÂYou donÂthavetobeaparent t oplayapartinprotecting children.Iurgeeveryone t ofollowthesesimpletips t oensurekidsstaysafe inthecarateveryage.ÂŽ Therightcarseatisthe b estprotectioninacrash. Every33seconds,a childunder13yearsold isinvolvedinacarcrash, accordingtoNHTSA data.Evenmorestart ling:Carcrashesarea l eadingcauseofdeath forchildrenages1-13. Oneofthemostcommonmistakesparents andcaregiversmakeis movingchildrentothe nextcarseattoosoon. N omattertheirage,you needtomakesurethat t hecarseatyouuseis t herightoneforyour childÂsage,aswellas t heirsize(basedontheir w eightandheight). M oreContentNow The instrument panel is new as well, designed in a sleek minimalistic idiom that seems above its station. Opt for the top trim level and youÂll be treated to wood, suede and leather accents, which merely gilds the lily, transforming this sublime ride into one thatÂs affordably premium. Available in ascending Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels, the Mazda6 benefits from a large 8-inch touchscreen that houses Mazda Connect, the brandÂs infotainment system. Its intuitive interface makes it easy to use, and pairing a mobile phone is easy and quick. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available.Like many new rides, the Mazda6 comes with an impressive number of driving assistance aids, including blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise con-trol are standard on all but Sport models, where theyÂre part of an optional $625 package. There are newer competitors in the midsize sedan segment, but few offer the sophisticated mix of adept handling, ample power, reasonable fuel economy and the latest in tech all wrapped in a beguilingly beau-tiful package. MAZDAFrom Page C1a second vehicleÂs battery to provide the needed trickle of electricity. Keep doors closed/interior lights off! Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at email@example.com; he cannot make personal replies. REPAIRSFrom Page C1 first time in memory that two of the top three trucks have been all new in the same model year, intensifying competition to a new level.GMÂs GMC Sierra luxury truck sells in smaller numbers No. 17 in overall U.S. vehicle sales last year but itÂs brand new, too.In raw numbers, the F-Series has an unassailable lead. Ford sold more than 896,000 F-Series trucks last year, the 41st year it was the best-selling truck and the 36th year it was the top selling vehicle overall.In 2017 through August, Ford sold 576,334 F-Series while GM sold 363,354 Silverados and Fiat Chrysler sold 327,759 Rams.By the same time this year, Ford sold 603,926 full-size trucks; Silverado sold 378,731 and Ram sold 323,727.Ford grew its market share. GM grew its market share slightly. Ram slipped a bit. Rare competitionÂEveryone needs a truck,ÂŽ said Jim Morrison, head of Ram brand for Fiat Chrysler North America. ÂNew tech-nology and features like we have added to the 2019 Ram make the pickup truck a no-compromise choice for any buyer or any family.ÂŽDrury, the Edmunds ana-lyst, explained the stakes:ÂThese trucks donÂt just represent sales; theyÂve essentially become halo vehicles for brands with their badges, having evolved from their utilitarian roots to become luxury barges that appeal to a vaster swath of drivers.ÂThis is going to be one of the biggest truck wars the industry has ever seen, with each major player entering the battlefield with a rede-sign or refresh,ÂŽ Drury said. ÂAnd, since GM and FCA will continue production of their classic versions, truck buyers will have even more variety on hand now than ever.ÂIt is rare that the indus-try has faced a situation like this. While buyers will have a plethora of trucks to choose from, incentives could begin to climb as redesigned trucks are not just competing with one another, but against their classic counterparts and industry-wide model year sell-downs.ÂŽPickup share remains relatively steady, with historically less volatility than other segments, noted Zo Rahim, research manager at Cox Automotive. ÂIt has held steady in the 14-16 percent range for the past decade.ÂŽMark LaNeve, Ford vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service, is confident about his companyÂs lock on the segment.ÂF-Series pickups will always be targeted by the competition,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis year, F-Series market share is up almost a full point, while expanding transaction pricing by more than $1,000 per truck, due to strong retail demand for high-end pick-ups,ÂŽ he said. GM sees F-150-Ram fightMeanwhile, GM officials hope a battle between Ford and Fiat Chrysler moves GM to the front of the pack.ÂWhatÂs happened is these two companies appear to be engaged in a price war. The front line is pickup trucks,ÂŽ said Jim Cain, U.S. sales ana-lyst for GM.ÂOur truck launch for the next generation of Silverado and Sierra is very cadenced,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe can watch Ford and Chrysler beat each oth-erÂs brains and play our own game. You donÂt see a lot of movement between brands in the pickup market histori-cally. But in todayÂs market, you have a lot of innovation with brands like Chevrolet, GMC and even Ram on some models and create an opportunity for you to con-quest in ways you never have before.ÂŽTruck customers work with their trucks, help their neighbors with their trucks, haul their toys with their trucks, commute in their trucks. Companies emphasize that trucksÂ appeal continues to grow more broadly than in years past.ÂThe reality is, a lot of these customers are on their second or third or fourth pickup,ÂŽ Cain said. ÂThey tend to hold their pickup trucks for longer than pas-senger cars. A person buying a truck today maybe last bought a truck seven to 10 years ago.ÂŽAndrew Frick, Ford direc-tor of marketing, sales and service, acknowledged com-petitors are Âramping up.ÂŽStill, he said, ÂIf you take a look at our performance, weÂve sold over 600,000 F-Series by August 2018, and thatÂs up 5 percent on a year-over-year basis. We saw a shift into Ram coming out of Silverado. Ford F-Series did over 35 percent of the pickup truck segment.ÂŽFord says the companyÂs lead is holding and growing in full-size pickups.ÂOur competitors are claiming to be eating our lunch? That canÂt be true based on sales numbers,ÂŽ said Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst for Ford.ÂThe real war in pickups is not for No. 1, but for the No. 2 position. F-Series outsells Silverado by 225,195 pickups this year,ÂŽ Merkle said. ÂHowever, Ram has been closing in on Silverado. Look at Silverado share versus Ram going back to 2010. Ram is challenging Silverado. You can also see that RamÂs share peaked in 2017. F-Series has not only expanded its share of the full-size pickup segment this year, but it has done so while expanding its average transaction pricing, too. That is no small feat.ÂŽMore than one in three F-Series pickups sold are loaded models known as Âhigh trim,ÂŽ with all the amenities of a luxury vehicle: fancy stereo systems, supple leather, adaptive cruise control that speeds up and slows down with traffic, and automated backup trailer assist that uses multiple cameras for targeted place-ment, adding thousands of dollars in profit per vehicle. Economic factorsNo one seems to question the publicÂs appetite for trucks. There are other considerations that ana-lysts are watching: economic indicators.ÂIf we use new construction starts as a barometer for predicting pickup truck sales, we will likely see a slowdown or decline into the coming year,ÂŽ said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Cox Automotive. ÂItÂs normal in this stage in an economic cycle to see a slowdown in construction; the early signs are already there. And that is often a signal for slowing pickup sales. On the upside for pickups, Trump-era tax reform disproportionately benefits heartland consum-ers, who are more likely to buy trucks than their coastal count erparts.ÂŽMichelle Krebs, senior analyst at Autotrader, said the competition Âis going to become increasingly intense, particularly since the overall market is not growing but rather is contracting a bit. Truck sales will not be immune to the contraction if the economic environment deteriorates and trickles down to the construction industry, the lifeblood of truck sales.ÂŽAuto industry experts say two segments go beyond transportation and tap into consumer emotion: sports cars and full-size pickups.ÂYou donÂt touch someoneÂs sports car. You donÂt touch someoneÂs pickup,ÂŽ Merkle said. ÂWe understand peopleÂs passion.ÂŽFiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said in Balocco, Italy, on June 1, as head of Ram, ÂRam brand has had eight con-secutive years of growth and in 2018, we will set a new all-time sales record of 770,000 vehi-cles. ... As you all know, pickup truck buyers are fiercely loyal it takes a lot to get these cus-tomers to switch brands.ÂŽ TRUCKSFrom Page C1
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 C3 T VInsiderisaweekly roundupofwhatÂs happeninginthe worldoftelevision.TV Insiderkeepsyouuptodate onallthingstelevision. Dispatches: WeeklyTVnews Â€ItÂsluckynumber13 forthegroundbreaking debutofJodieWhittakerÂs Doctoronthelongrunningsciencefiction seriesÂDoctorWhoÂŽ(BBC America,Oct.7).Whittakeristhe13thTime Lordandthefirstwoman toplaytheleadrolesince theseriesbeganin1963. Â€Dragonsandcyclops andminotaurs,ohmy! ScienceChannelÂscontributiontoHalloween programmingstartsOct. 14at10p.m.EDTwiththe seriesÂMythicalBeasts.ÂŽ Eachepisodeexplores theoriginsofpopular monstermysteries. Contenders:Shows worthyourtime Â€Ifyoumissedthe previewepisodesofnew comedyÂIFeelBadÂŽ(NBC), donÂtfeelbad.Youhave anotherchancetocatch thisfunnyshowduringits timeperiodpremiere(Oct. 4,9:30p.m.EDT).What setsitapartfromallthe otherversionsofawoman whoistryingtobalance herwife/mother/boss/ daughter/friendrolesis thesmartpointofviewand thecharmingperformance fromleadSarayuBlue. Â€Justwhenyouthought itwassafetosettleback intoyourreturning favorites,broadcastnetworksthrow13more premieresintothemix thisweek.OnOct.8, CBSdoublesdownwith theback-to-backdebut ofÂTheNeighborhoodÂŽ andÂHappyTogetherÂŽ butthestrongensemble castsarenÂtwell-served bythelacklusterwriting. Â€ÂTheWalkingDeadÂŽ beginsitsninthseasonthis week(AMC,Oct.7,9p.m.) anditÂsthelastforRick Grimes(AndrewLincoln). AsLincolnÂscharacter,who haslongbeenthedrivingforceofthenarrative, exits,theseriesmoves inastrongnewdirection withmorefemale-driven storiesandbiggerrolesfor Michonne(DanaiGurira), Maggie(LaurenCohan)and Carol(MelissaMcBride). ReportCard:Alookat winnersandlosersWinners:Thewinskeep comingforRyanMurphy. TheSept.23seasontwo premiereofhisemergency respondersdramaÂ9-11,ÂŽwasthehighest-rated dramasincetheseason finaleofÂThisIsUsÂŽin March.Thepremierewas alsoFoxÂsmost-watched entertainmentprogram intwoyears,excludingpost-SuperBowl.Losers:Showtime announcedthatithas canceledÂIÂmDyingUp HereÂŽaftertwoseasons. TheJimCarrey-produced drama,whichfocusedon thestand-upcomedyscene in1970sLosAngeles,was notastrongratingsperformer,withanaverage of143,000viewersduring itsfirstseasonandonly anadditional35,000duringitssecondseason. MelissaCrawleycanbe reachedatstaytuned@ outlook.comoronTwitterat@MelissaCrawley. 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Thisisasweetand breezymovie.ItÂs OKtoknowthat,in theend,thelovable scoundrelForrestgets caught...again.But Loweryandcompany willundoubtedlyleave audiencessmiling.Redfordturnsonthe charminthebreezy ÂOldMan&theGunÂ ÂTheOldMan &theGunÂWrittenanddirectedby DavidLowery WithRobertRedford,Sissy Spacek,CaseyAfÂ”eck,Tom Waits,DannyGlover RatedPG-13 Forrest (Robert Redford) getsto knowJewel (Sissy Spacek) over lunch.[FOX SEARCHLIGHT]ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowThereshouldnÂtbeany questionsaboutthestory inÂAStarIsBorn.ÂŽThat partofitistriedandtrue, withHollywoodreturningtoiteverycoupleof decadesforafreshenedupremake.Actually,itÂs b eenfourdecadessincethe mostrecentone,withKris KristoffersonandBarbra Streisandastheestablished staronhiswaydownand thenewcomeronherway up.Thestoryhasalways b eenabouttherelationshipbetweenthetwo charactersandanexaminationoftheircareers. Nowthoseroleshave b eenhandedtoBradley Cooperasahugelysuccessfulcountry-rocker, andLadyGagaasawaitress whoonlywantstosing. Thequestionsforthis newoneare:Cansheact? Canhesing?Andeven moreimportant,seeingasthisisthefirsttime Cooperhascalledthe shots,canhedirect? Thethreequestionsget threebigaffirmatives.This isasplashyandspectacularmodern-dayromanticdramawithmusic. Sure,itcanbeaccused ofdependingonastring ofcoincidencestogetthe storyspinning:Afterabig show,Jackson(Cooper), exhaustedandinneedof adrink,tellshisdriverto stopatabar,anybar. TheoneheentersÂ„not knowingitÂsadragbar, whichprovidessomeearly humorÂ„justhappenstobe theonewhereAlly(Gaga) singsatnight,hopingto forgetherdayjobandkeep hermusicaldreamsalive. Andthereareplentyof clichstodealwith:HeÂsa harddrinkerandapillpopper,buteveninhisstupor, themomenthehearsher launchintoagorgeous renditionofÂLaVieen Rose,ÂŽheÂssmitten,captivated,bothbyhervoice andbyher.Lateron,their harmonizing,whetheritÂs thevocalizingkindorthe romantickind,isperfect. Evenlater,afterheconvinceshertogoforitand shebeginstoattainit, someoneelseentersthe scene,yourstandardrecord producerwhoÂslookingfor thenextbigthing,tryingtomakeherhisown. Yes,allHollywoodclichs,butsomehow,none ofthemgetinthewayof wherethisfilmisgoing. Thereareafewpoints whereyoustarttowonderaboutwhothisstoryis reallyaboutÂ„Jacksonor Ally.Truthis,itÂskindof atie.Hefallsforher,she fallsforhim,theircareers meldforawhile.Butthen hishard-livingbegins totakeitstoll,andher ambitionsparksherrise. TheyÂreahappycouple, forawhile,andCooper doesanicejobestablishingthatinclose-upsof themtogether,buthealso excelsatshowingthemand theirdifferencesinseparateclose-upsofthem. Healsodisplaysaconfidenceindirectingactors, gettingacoupleofthebest performancesfromÂ„no surpriseÂ„SamElliottas JacksonÂsolderbrother Bobby,whoÂsbackstory disclosesthatheÂstaken careofJacksonsincechildhood,andcontinuestoas hismanager,andfromthe fellowwhoplaysAllyÂs Sinatra-lovingandshowbiz-savvydadLorenzo. ItwasnÂttillthecreditsranattheendthatI realizeditwasAndrew DiceClay,inarolethat heÂllwanttokeepright atthetopofhisrsum. ThereÂsagreatdealof energyinthefilm,even whenthedramaofitstarts tobringthemooddown viajealousy,drug-and drinkingproblems,andthe clashingofcareerpaths. IfyouÂveseenanyofthe previousversions,you knowwhatcoursethis onewilltake,andhow youÂllfeelattheend.If thisisallnewtoyou,you mightwanttobringalong acoupleoftissues,for purposesofeyedabbing. EmailEdSymkusat firstname.lastname@example.org. StarsofBradleyCooperandLadyGaga keeprisinginÂAStarIsBornÂremake BradleyCooperandLadyGagamakesomemusictogether.[WARNERBROS.] ÂAStarisBornÂWrittenbyBradleyCooper, EricRoth,WillFetters; directedbyBradleyCooper WithLadyGaga,Bradley Cooper,SamElliott,Andrew DiceClay,RaÂ“Gavron RatedR
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DEAR ABBY: My mother insists on telling my three youngest children that my husband is not their father. The oldest girl is the spitting image of him, and she's upset about it. Mom also calls me terrible names. She keeps saying it will add years to my life if I divorce him and makes appointments with divorce lawyers "for" me, which I am charged for. My husband and I have a limited income and can't move away because our jobs are here. How can I convince our kids my husband is their father? -TRYING TO PROVE IT DEAR TRYING: A way to do that would be to explain to your children that your mother has severe emotional problems and isn't in her right mind when she says those things. (From what you have written, it appears to be true.) You do not have to move away to distance yourself from this toxic, troubled woman. Stop communicating with her. Block her phone number, if you must, and do not allow her to have contact with any members of your family unless and until she regains her senses and apologizes to all of you.DEAR ABBY: I belong to a women's golng group. The mission of the club is to play golf and have fun. We have tournaments, prizes, and awards are given for the best scores. The problem: Several of the ladies are "allergic" to counting their scores correctly. We have given them counting beads to help them "remember" their score. They have played with board members who asked them to count their scores out loud each time they hit the ball and to state their scores after the last putt. There have also been conversations with the golf pro about the importance of keeping accurate scores. Yet, the inaccurate counting persists and denial reigns. Members are upset because these ladies often "win" tournaments. What to do? -PROUD OF MY HIGH HANDICAP DEAR PROUD: You might be able to curb the cheating if you suggest club members swap scorecards and keep score for each other. However, if that doesn't do the trick, stop playing with those who cheat.DEAR ABBY: Yesterday, I took my computer to an electronics store to be xed. The tech who helped me had a ton of dirt under his nails. I was grossed out seeing him with those lthy nails type on my computer keys. Should I have said something to him or his supervisor? How can they allow someone with his hygiene problem to be in a position that requires contact with the public? -GROSSED OUT IN OHIO DEAR GROSSED OUT: A quiet word with the supervisor would have been the way to handle it. And while you were at the store, you could have asked for sanitary wipes to clean your keyboard. (They probably had some behind the counter.) Using a soft tissue dipped in alcohol once you returned home would also kill germs, as long as you're careful the tissue isn't so saturated that liquid drips beneath the keys. 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 www.DearAbby.com 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 Moms wild stories cause her grandchildren distress PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2018:This year you might feel frustrated, as you cannot act with ease. You often hit roadblocks. Take your time. Rethink your decisions. Note other ways to get where you want to go. If you are single, a relationship might be dif- cult to get off the ground. Know that it will happen if you are patient. If you are attached, the two of you often need to wait until you can move on a key decision. Everything will work out. VIRGO can annoy you with his or her fussiness.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your playfulness emerges and delights many people around you. Communication ourishes. Be careful with funds and declarations of love. You will notice that a backre could occur -if not now, in the near future. Use caution in the next few weeks. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might want to do some thinking about a personal matter. You could be eyeing a change in the next few weeks. Hold off on pursuing your ideas for several months. You could be feeling less than great as your ruling planet, Venus, goes retrograde. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) This morning is the time to clear the air with a key person. You might need to keep a strong hold on your funds and investment matters in the next month. A bond, friendship or romantic relationship begun right now might not last for long. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your opinions might be asked for, but that doesnt mean that theyll be honored by others. Do not take it personally. Your focus is on your home and family, where a change might be occurring. Try to consider a suggestion a friend makes. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You have an opportunity to air out some strong feelings. You might not get the response you had hoped for. Others arent likely to be as affectionate or as open as usual. Dont reveal too much. Use care with a higher-up or older person. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be out of sorts in the morning and a good part of the afternoon. Later in the day, you seem to get more of the attention you desire. Speak your mind, and be as clear as possible. It might take a while for the other party to get your message. Do not worry. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Use the morning for key matters. If you feel out of sync, its because your ruling planet, Venus, does a backward jig. You might not want to make major changes to your life right now. Seek out an older friend for some feedback rst. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be out of sorts and not exactly sure why. You can take the lead on a key project. However sustaining, the position of leader could be difcult for the next month or so. You might discover that you have a hidden enemy during this period. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might want to look more deeply into a situation that could be annoying and difcult at times. If you can avoid making a decision, do. By midday, you note that responsibilities seem to fall on you. Be willing to say no once in a while. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You could be pushing a loved one too hard. You might wonder if you can do anything to loosen up a situation. A boss or older relative could be difcult and cantankerous. Drum up your patience and sympathy; you will need it. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Others seek you out. You might have difculty saying no to someone, but it probably is necessary right now. You have a lot to share, and you will share as much as you can. Make it a point to keep conversations on an individual level. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Clear out any task that is obligatory. You know you have a limited amount of time, and might not be comfortable with everything you have to do. Ask a partner or an associate to pitch in and make your life easier. Tap into your sense of humor. DailyCommercial.com | Friday, October 5, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, OCT. 5, the 278th day of 2018. There are 87 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Oct. 5, 1983, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. ON THIS DATE: In 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon completed the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean, arriving in Washington state some 41 hours after leaving Japan. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the rst televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis. In 1969, the British TV comedy program "Monty Python's Flying Circus" made its debut on BBC 1. In 1984, the space shuttle Challenger blasted o from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8-day mission; the crew included Kathryn D. Sullivan, who became the rst American woman to walk in space, and Marc Garneau, the rst Canadian astronaut. In 1989, a jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted former P-T-L evangelist Jim Bakker of using his television show to defraud followers. In 1999, two packed commuter trains collided near London's Paddington Station, killing 31 people.
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