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LOCAL | A3AGENCIES DO ACTIVE KILLER TRAINING TO PREP FOR THE WORST SPORTS / B1SOUTH LAKE SMOTHERS EUSTIS; LEESBURG TOPS TAVARES SALUTE | A6EUSTIS VETERAN CREDITS CORPS, TEACHERS FOR SUCCESS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, October 6, 2018 75 ¢ Salute ..........................A6 Faith ...........................A7 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Homes .........................C1 Volume 142, Issue 279 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Alan Fram and Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Repub-lican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine declared Friday she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court nomination, all but ensuring that a deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nations highest court despite allegations that he sexually assaulted women decades ago.The dramatic Senate floor announcement by perhaps the chambers most moderate Republican ended the suspense over a tortuous, election-season battle that had left Kavanaughs fate in doubt for nearly a month after the first accusation against him. It assured a victory for President Donald Trumps quest to move the Supreme Court rightward, perhaps for decades, and a satisfying win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the GOPs conservative base.Moments after Collins finished talking, the only remaining undeclared law-maker, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, said he, too, would vote yesŽ in the showdown confirmation roll call expected Saturday after-noon. Manchin, the only Democrat supporting Kavanaugh, faces a competitive re-election race next month in a state Trump carried in 2016 by 42 percentage points.Support by Collins and Manchin gives Kavanaugh at least 51 votes in the Collins paves way for con rmationBy Christopher RugaberThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast.The Labor Department reported Friday that the rate edged down from 3.9 percent the month before as employers added 134,000 jobs „ a figure that was prob-ably depressed by the effects of Hurricane Florence in the South. Still, it extended an extraordinary 8-year streak of monthly job growth, the longest on record.That run has added nearly 20 million people to the nations payrolls since the Great Recession, which cost nearly 9 million their jobs.The ultra-low jobless rate „ the best in nearly 49 years „ reflects a healthy economy driven by strong consumer and business spending. In fact, hiring is so strong that employers are having trouble filling openings and some are being forced to offer higher pay.Despite the similar unemployment rates, todays economy is vastly different from that of 1969. Back then, one-third of Americans worked in manufacturing; now it is barely 9 percent. Strong economic growth back then was propelled by huge government spending on the Vietnam War and newly created Great Society social programs. And women were much less likely to work.In reporting Septembers employment figures, the government revised sharply upward its estimate of hiring for July and August. So far this Unemployment falls to 3.7 percentSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks to journalists following her speech Friday on the Senate ” oor, where she announced she would support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. [WASHINGTON POST PHOTO BY MELINA MARA] Senator gives GOP numbers to place Kavanaugh on Supreme Court By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … The Lake County School District has complied with a new state law that requires schools to display "In God We Trust" promi-nently on campus.The district has decided to display the state seal, which bears the phrase on its border.School District officials decided to use the seal in August after seeing other districts implement it in their schools.Superintendent Diane Kornegay, following staff recommendation, began seeking framed prints of the state seal for school buildings.With a donation of 75 framed prints from Lake schools display In God We TrustŽ mottoBy Frank Stanfield / frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Virgil Hyde III may have been mentally ill when he shot and killed his longtime girlfriend Bobbi Wheeler, but he knew what he was doing was wrong, pros-ecution psychiatric expert Dr. Brian Cook testified Friday.He was sane,Ž the University of Florida associate professor said, explaining 'I'm scared for my life'Virgil Hyde listens to testimony in his second-degree murder trial Friday. [FRANK STANFIELD / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Bobbi Wheeler pleaded for help minutes before she was shot dead by boyfriend The In God We TrustŽ plaque is displayed in the lobby at Carver Middle School in Leesburg. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] See KAVANAUGH, A5 See TRIAL, A5 See MOTTO, A5 See ECONOMY, A5


A2 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | ST. LOUISPolice: DNA links 3 deaths to killer who died in 1999An Arkansas man who killed himself during a 1999 police standoff at a Missouri motel was a killer and rapist who strangled a South Carolina woman in 1990 and gunned down a Missouri mother and daughter eight years later, authorities said Friday. Advancements in DNA testing enabled investigators to link the three killings and the 1997 rape of a 14-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee, to Robert Brashers, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Brashers, a Paragould, Arkansas, man who had a long criminal record, killed himself during a four-hour standoff at a motel in Kennett, a city about 30 miles northeast of Paragould.FLORENCE, S.C.Sheriff: Man ambushed of“ cers questioning his sonThe sheriff investigating the shooting of seven police offi-cers in South Carolina says the man charged with murder ambushed them as they came to question his 27-year-old son about a sexual assault on a child. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says three Florence County deputies arranged the interview around 4 p.m. Wednesday and 74-yearold Frederick Hopkins shot them as they got out of their police car. Authorities say four more officers from the city of Florence were shot trying to rescue the others. Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway died. Lott says Hopkins was charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder.ARDMORE, PA.Man accused of strangling model appears on chargesA man accused of strangling a model in an affluent Philadelphia suburb has arrived for a preliminary hearing on murder charges. Jonathan Harris arrived at district court in Ardmore on Friday morning, shackled and wear-ing a red jumpsuit. He looked straight ahead and said noth-ing as reporters peppered him with questions about what happened the night of the killing. The 30-year-old Johnstown man is also charged with robbery, theft and more in the Aug. 22 slaying of Chris-tina Carlin-Kraft. Officials say the 36-year-old Kraft took a ride-hailing service to Phila-delphia and met Harris. The two later returned to her Ard-more apartment. The Associated PressBy Jim Heintz and Mark LewisThe Associated PressOSLO, Norway „ An Iraqi woman who became a global advocate for victims after being raped and tortured by Islamic State militants and a Congolese surgeon who has treated countless rape vic-tims in his war-torn nation won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.Dr. Denis Mukwege was in surgery „ his second operation of the day „ at the hospital that he founded in 1999 in Congos eastern Bukavu region when the announcement came Friday that he and Nadia Murad had won the prestigious prize. He learned of it because he heard colleagues and patients crying.I can see in the faces of many women how they are happy to be recognized. This is really so touching,Ž the 63-year-old gynecological surgeon told the Nobel Prize organization.Dr. Mukwege brings smiles and helps repair women from the barbaric acts of men in Congo,Ž said Solange Furaha Lwashiga, a Congolese womens activist. Murad was one of an esti-mated 3,000 Yazidi girls and women kidnapped in 2014 by IS militants in Iraq and sold into sex slavery. At 19, she was raped, beaten and tortured before managing to escape after three months. After getting treatment in Germany, she chose to speak to the world about the hor-rors faced by Yazidi women, regardless of the stigma in her culture surrounding rape.At 23, she was named the U.N.s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.This years peace prize announcement comes amid a heightened attention to the sexual abuse of women „ in war, in the workplace and in society „ that has been high-lighted by the #MeTooŽ movement.We want to send a message that women who constitute half the population in those communities actu-ally are used as weapons and that they need protection, and that the perpetrators have to be prosecuted and held responsible,Ž said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.#MeToo and war crimes is not quite the same thing, but they do, however, have in common that it is important to see the suffering of women,Ž she said.Many of the women treated by Mukwege were victims of gang rape in the central African nation that has been wracked by conflict for decades. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country.This particular type of war crime has been more invisible, because the victims have such a stigma and no one is willing to speak up on their behalf,Ž Reiss-Andersen told The Associated Press.Both honorees are the first from their countries to receive a Nobel Prize and will split the award, which is worth 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million).After the announce-ment, mobile phone footage showed a smiling Mukwege jostled by dancing, ululating medical colleagues in scrubs in the hospitals courtyard.Eastern Congo has seen more than two decades of conflict among armed groups that either sought to unseat presidents or simply grab control of some the central African nations vast mineral wealth.The importance of Dr. Mukweges enduring, dedi-cated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war,Ž the Nobel committee said.Murads book, The Last Girl,Ž tells of her captivity, the loss of her family and her eventual escape.The Yazidis are an ancient religious minority, falsely branded as devil-worshippers by Sunni Muslim extremists. IS, adopting a radical interpretation of ancient Islamic texts, declared that Yazidi women and even young girls could be taken as sex slaves.Iraqi President Bahram Saleh praised the award for Murad, saying on Twitter that it was an honor for all Iraqis who fought terrorism and bigotry.ŽCongos government con-gratulated Mukwege while acknowledging that their relations with him have been strained. Government spokesman Lambert Mende told The Associated Press that Mukwege did remark-ableŽ work, though he claimed the laureate tended to politicize it.(Still) we salute that a col-league is recognized,Ž he said.I am proud to be Congolese,Ž said the countrys top opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi, in a Twitter post. Good done for others always ends up being rewarded.ŽIn the United States, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg tweeted a link to the Nobel announcement, commenting that the timing of this topic is extraordinary as we fight for the end of #ViolenceAgainstWomen.ŽLast years Peace Prize winner was the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.In other Nobel prizes this year, the medicine prize went Monday to James Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University, whose discoveries helped cancer doctors fight many advanced-stage tumors and save an untoldŽ numbers of lives.Scientists from the United States, Canada and France shared the physics prize Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research.On Wednesday, three researchers who harnessed the power of evolutionŽ to produce enzymes and anti-bodies that have led to a new best-selling drug won the Nobel Prize in chemistry.The winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, honoring Alfred Nobel, the founder of the five Nobel Prizes, will be revealed on Monday.No Nobel literature prize will be awarded this year due to a sex abuse scandal at the Swedish Academy, which chooses the winner. The academy plans to announce both the 2018 and the 2019 winner next year „ although the head of the Nobel Foun-dation has said the body must fix its tarnished repu-tation first.The man at the center of the Swedish Academy scan-dal, Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for rape.Laureates: End sexual violence in warThis combo of “ le photos shows Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left, and Yazidi woman from Iraq, Nadia Murad, as they both address the European parliament in Strasbourg, France. The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to the Congolese doctor and former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual viol ence as a weapon of war. 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PAGE 3 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS SORRENTO 4th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin Contest slated for Saturday The East Lake County Librarys is slated to host its 4th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin Contest 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Teams will launch 3to 5-pound pumpkins 100 feet in the air at a target using catapults or trebuchets they built. Trophies are awarded to the team with the best accuracy, best decorated pumpkin, best costume and best decorated structure. The free STEMmotivated event draws hundreds, so organizers encourage event-goers to arrive early and bring chairs. The East Lake County Library is at 31340 County Road 437 in Sorrento. For information, contact Elizabeth Steele at 352-383-9980 or Detectives hunt for suspect in Astor shooting Sheriffs investigators have identified a suspect in the shooting of two men in Astor last week. Detectives are looking for Dexavion Jneil Brown for a shooting that occurred on Sept. 27 on County Road 445 near Astor, in an area known as Freak Creek. Deputies received the call at about 1 p.m. from someone who thought he heard gunshots. Depu-ties discovered two men with bullet wounds. Both were taken to area hospi-tals but survived. Detectives have iden-tified Brown as the shooter and say he was accompanied by another man, who they have not identified yet. Both sus-pects left the scene in a black SUV with plastic taped over the passenger window. Brown is wanted on a warrant for two counts of attempted firstdegree murder and two counts of robbery using a firearm. Anyone with informa-tion contact the Sheriffs Office at 352-343-2101 or Central Florida Crime-line at 800-423-TIPS.TAVARESSample top craft beers at Beer + Blindfolds fundraiser Experience a sampling of Tavaress finest beers at a fundraiser for New Vision for Independence, Lake Countys local blind-services agency, on Wednesday. During Beer + Blindfolds, patrons will wear a blindfold and taste a flight of beers from Bru Tap House. A ticket entitles you to sample a variety of beers and pick from the appetizer buffet. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1o at Bru, 143 E. Main St., Tavares. The cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … Eustis City Man-ager Ron Neibert on Thursday received a solid evaluation from the City Commission and a five percent bump in pay as a reward.The five commissioners determined that Neibert met the required standards for a raise and increased his annual salary from $142,800 to $149,940.A staff report said the five percent is the approved increase for all city employees that meet or exceed performance standards on annual performance evaluations and that Neibert currently earns $142,800 because in 2016, he requested 40 hours of annual leave in lieu of a two percent pay increase.Neiberts highest average of 4.4 out of 5 was in the category of professional skills and status under knowledge-able of current developments affecting the management field and affecting city government,Ž followed by high marks in every category per-taining to fiscal management.In neighboring Mount Dora, City Manager Robin Hayes, who took thehelm in September, 2016,received her performance evaluation at a meeting last week.Hayes received approval for a raise fromall council mem-bers, earning her an increase of 4 percent consistent with Raises for Eustis, Mount Dora city managersThe Lake County Sheriffs Office conducted a full-scale active killerŽ exercise on Friday at the Lake-Sumter State College campus in Leesburg. The exercise, which also involved staff from the college, the City of Leesburg and Lake County Department of Safety, was designed to evaluate the capabilities of the participants to respond to complex and realistic problems in a stressful, time-constrained environment,Ž officials said in a press release. More than 120 personnel from various agencies took part in the exercise.PREPARING FOR THE WORSTBy Dara KamNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ In a harshly worded order scold-ing state officials for treating the Constitution like a rec-ommendation,Ž a Tallahassee judge Friday gave the Depart-ment of Health two weeks to begin registering new medical-marijuana operators or risk being found in contempt.Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson, siding with Tampa-based Florigrown LLC, rebuked Gov. Rick Scott, the Scott administration and the Legislature for failing to properly carry out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medi-cal marijuana.Florigrown, owned in part by Tampa strip-club opera-tor Joe Redner, filed the legal challenge after the Department of Health denied its application for a medical marijuana license.Dodsons Friday order fol-lowed an August decision in which the judge found that State scolded over pot licensesRobert Wallace, president of CHT Medical in Alachua, shows off a high-THC marijuana plant during a media tour of the now operational facility. [ROB C. WITZEL / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Judge gives Health Department 2 weeks to register pot operators Local agencies do active killer training at LSSC in LeesburgABOVE: Medics come to the aid of those who were injured during the bomb explosion in the active killerŽ exercise at LSSC on Friday. RIGHT: An of“ cer leads the way as medics transport the injured to a safe location in the active killerŽ exercise at LSSC on Friday. [PHOTOS BY CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] LEFT: An of“ cer and medics head back in to gather more victims during the exercise at LSSC. RIGHT: Medics and emergency of“ cials prepare to transport the victims to the hospital during exercise. See POT, A4 See EUSTIS, A4


that of all city employees and bumping her salary from $151,368 to $157,422.Before the vote, Mayor Nick Gironeurged coun-cil members to consider a higher increaseto prevent another city fromstealing Hayes from them. Councilman Cal Rolfson had suggested at least 5 percent.On her evaluation, Hayes highest average of 4.9 out of 5 was tied between four cat-egories: Exhibits composure, appear-ance and a positive attitude appro-priate for executive position,Ž anticipates and analyzes problems to develop effective approaches for solving them,Ž Sets a professional example by handling affairs of the public office in a fair and impartial mannerŽ and Maintains a nonpartisan approach in dealing with the news media.ŽDespite their raises, Neibert and Hayes, both fairly new to their positions,are on the lower side of the pay scale as compared to other area city managers as noted in Eustis report includ-ing Clermonts Darren Gray who earns $182,562 annually with a 4 percent increase pending Commission approval that would take him to $189,864, Leesburgs Al Minner who makes $180,261 and Tavares John Drury who earns $195,969. EUSTISFrom Page A3 A4 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Mike FergusonGateHouse MediaWINTER HAVEN „ A Winter Haven man was arrested after making threatening Facebook posts relating to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.James Patrick, 53, is being charged with writing a threat to kill or injure. Patrick had made threats to kill Democratic elected officials or weak RepublicansŽ who refused to confirm Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.Ladies and gentlemen, words matter,Ž Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference Thursday. Words will get you locked up in the county jail on a $500,000 bail. He not only threatened members of Congress but their families.ŽAccording to the Sheriff's Office, Patrick threatened to shoot members of Congress depending on the outcome of the confirmation hearing, as well as any law enforcement officer who showed up at his home. Patrick had firearms and ammunition in his home, deputies said, but not to the extreme he claimed.I can tell it seems I will be sacrificing my life for my country,Ž Patrick posted on Facebook on Sept. 27. But I am ready and will know who needs to be killed after the vote to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.ŽPatrick went on to use racial slurs and graphic lan-guage inSept. 21 andSept. 29 posts. His only prior arrest in Polk County took place in December 2009 for battery.Many times, these mass shooters do not have illustri-ous (criminal) histories,Ž Judd said. They're often not your typical criminal.Ž Judd said the man had been arrested on a warrant within five hours of the Sheriff's Office receiving the tip. Other claims made by Patrick on Facebook included that he was selling his house to fund his warŽ against Democrats.When you threaten to kill, we're going to lock you up,Ž Judd said. I coach my depu-ties every day that if they say it, they mean it. If you go on his Facebook, there's all kinds of racist, crazy talk.ŽPatrick also claimed to have tunnels under his home. Judd said his claims on Facebook did not match reality.These are the words of someone capable of commit-ting mass murder,Ž Judd said. Fortunately for us, someone saw it and contacted our tip line.ŽDeputies executed a search warrant Wednesday and found a hunting rifle, handgun, used targets and ammunition for both guns. He was arrested about 4 p.m. When confronted, Patrick said he wanted to annoy lib-eralsŽ and had no intention of actually harming anyone. People need to calm down and chill out,Ž Judd said. The Democrats aren't the enemy; the Republicans are not the enemy. We're all Americans.ŽMike Ferguson can be reached at Mike.Ferguson@ or 863-8027545. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.Haven man accused of threatening members of Congress TodaysServices Hayes Neibert a 2017 law, aimed at implementing the amendment, is unconstitutional because, among other things, it caps the number of highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses health officials can issue.Although he found the law unconstitutional two months ago, Dodson delayed a ruling on Florigrowns motion for a temporary injunction to give health officials time to comply with his original findings.Dodson ruled verbally from the bench Wednesday in favor of Florigrown, but Fri-days written order „ which the judge alone penned „ severely reprimanded state health officials for failing to follow his instructions.When he issued the Aug. 2 order, Dodson was hopefulŽ that the health department would take action to cure the serious constitutional problemsŽ he identified in the state law, the judge wrote in Fridays 6-page order.Instead, a lawyer for the state agency this week essentially conceded ƒ that for the purpose of this case there have been no significant changes in the departments regulationsŽ or its handling of Florigrowns application, according to Dodson.In other words, the court order was ignored by defen-dants,Ž he wrote.State health officials are in an unfamiliar situationŽ because the Legislature has the authority to implement most constitutional amendments. But the medical marijuana amendment specif-ically gave the responsibility to the Department of Health to ensure the availability and safe use of medical mari-juana by qualifying patients,Ž Dodson noted. The law passed by the Leg-islature during a 2017 special session provided guidanceŽ to the state agency, but it was in several ways signifi-cantly inconsistent with the Constitution, as pointed out in the August 2 order,Ž the judge wrote.In August, Dodson found the 2017 law unconstitutional because it requires marijuana operators licensed by the state to cultivate, process, and dispense medical marijuana „ something known as vertical integrationŽ „ as opposed to breaking the activities into separate parts for licensure.And the judge ruled that the law improperly restricted who could get licenses. The law ordered health officials to grant licenses to operators who were already up and running in Florida or who were involved in litiga-tion as of Jan. 1, 2017. The law also required a license for a black farmer who meets cer-tain conditions and set aside a preference for applicants with certain ties to the citrus industry.Thus, we have the depart-ment with specific duties placed on it by the Constitution, and the Legislature telling them incorrectly what to do, by statute. Neverthe-less, the Constitution has very specific details in it. And the Constitution is the law of the land. The Constitution prevails over the statute,Ž he wrote.Dodsons order for a temporary injunction blocks the health department from moving forward with the application process laid out in the 2017 law and gives the state until 5 p.m. Oct. 19 to begin registering medical marijuana treatment centers in accordance with the plain language of the Medical Mari-juana Amendment.ŽThe judge also ordered the state to register Florigrown by 5 p.m. Oct. 19, unless the health department can clearly demonstrate to this court that such registration would result in unsafe use of medical marijuana by qualify-ing patients.Ž Dodson also emphasized to the defendants „ the health department, the agencys Office of Medical Marijuana Use and various state health officials „ that this is a court order,Ž before concluding with a rare warning: Willful violation of the court order may result in sanctions, which could include a finding of contempt of court.ŽDepartment of Health spokesman Nick Van Der Linden said in an email that the agency is reviewing the order, noting that it does not impact the availability of medical marijuana in FloridaŽ to the states 170,000 quali-fied patients.Redner and his legal team, however, hailed Dodsons order and his choice of words.I think our Legislature, I think our governor, I think theyre lawless. They think theyre above the law. They wont follow the law. And well see now if this judge can put the fear of the judi-ciary in them and do what the Constitution says,Ž Redner told The News Ser-vice of Florida in a telephone interview.Redner recently won another lawsuit against the health department, when a judge ruled that the 77-year-old can grow his own marijuana to juice.Ž Redners doctors recommended juicing to prevent a recurrence of lung cancer. The state has appealed that decision.Florigrown CEO Adam Eland called on Scott to order the health department to comply with the judges ruling.Is this governor going to ignore this court and obfuscate again, or is he going to stop with all this nonsense and do what he (Dodson) says?Ž Eland said.But lawyer John Lockwood, who represents marijuana operators and others seeking licenses, said the judges order puts the health department in a difficult position.There is a very specific statute that directs them on how they must regulate this industry. If they were to ignore that legislation, they would open the agency up to even more significant liti-gation,Ž Lockwood told the News Service.In Fridays order, Dodson found Florigrown would suffer irreparable harmŽ in the absence of the temporary injunction, and that the injunction will serve the public interest,Ž which he said was clearly statedŽ by the amendments approval by more than 70 percent of voters. POTFrom Page A3 These are the words of someone capable of committing mass murder,Ž Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Thursday in announcing the arrest of James Patrick on charges of threatening members of Congress. Fortunately for us, someone saw it and contacted our ti p line.Ž [SCOTT WHEELER/THE LEDGER] By Darlene Superville The Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya „ Melania Trump sashayed to the beat of African music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya on Friday.Children living at The Nest in Nairobi greeted her with singing and dancing, and it didn't take long before the typically reserved U.S. first lady gave in to the moment. She walked up a pathway holding hands with two children, then began to sashay to the beat as she approached the building.She was briefed on the children living at the house for babies. Some of them were abandoned or their parents are incarcerated. She was surrounded by babies either sitting in walkers or lying on their backs beneath play mobiles.Staff praised her for visiting.Melania Trump sashays to African beat, feeds baby elephants


year, monthly job growth has averaged 208,000, compared with 182,000 last year.The acceleration in job gains this year is extraordinary in an envi-ronment where firms are having great difficulty finding qualified candidates,Ž said Stephen Stanley, chief econo-mist at Amherst Pierpont Securities.Most analysts blamed the slower pace of hiring last month on Florence, which struck North and South Carolina and closed thousands of businesses.The category that includes restaurants, hotels and casinos lost jobs for the first time since September 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, and retailers last month shed 20,000 jobs. Many of those jobs are likely to bounce back in the coming months.Pay gains remain modest but are show-ing signs of accelerating. Average hourly pay in September rose 2.8 per-cent from a year earlier.With unemployment so low, companies are facing intense pressure to raise pay to land workers. Amazon this week raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour.Paul Millman, chief executive of Chroma Technology, has struggled to find enough machine operators and engineers for his 135person company, based in Bellows Falls, Vermont. It makes filters for handheld medical equipment, food safety test systems, and virtual reality headsets.The company is dou-bling the size of one of its plants and increasingly automating its assembly process because it is so hard-pressed to find employees. It has also started calling back people who previously applied for jobs but werent hired. That has resulted in two new hires.Financial markets were down sharply in afternoon trading, with the Dow Jones average falling 202 points in afternoon trading. Investors have grown concerned about higher interest rates and the effect they might have on the economy and the stock market.Fridays jobs report will probably keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise short-term interest rates, economists said, with another increase expected in December.The economy does show some weak spots. Sales of existing homes have fallen over the past year, held back in part by higher mortgage rates. Auto sales have also slumped.Manufacturers, which are more dependent on foreign markets than other industries, added 18,000 jobs last month, a sign that President Donald Trumps trade fight with China and other countries is having little effect on hiring.Still, should the tariffs remain fully in effect a year from now, roughly 300,000 jobs could be lost by then, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics.100-member Senate for an election-season vic-tory against the backdrop conflict of the #MeToo movement and staunch conservative support for Trump. Both parties are hoping the bitter struggle will energize their most loyal voters to stream to the polls in less than five weeks, when GOP control of the House and perhaps the Senate is in play.We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be,Ž Collins said in remarks that stretched for more than 40 minutes but addressed the sexual-abuse allegations only near the end. We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy.ŽCollins said Christine Blasey Fords dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week describing Kavana-ughs alleged 1982 assault on her were sincere, painful and compelling.Ž But Collins said witnesses Ford had identified who were interviewed by the FBI last week and included in a report the agency gave lawmakers had failed to corroborate Fords claims.I do not believe that those charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court,Ž Collins said.Manchin said in a writ-ten statement, My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life. However, based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed FBI report, I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitu-tion and determine cases based on the legal find-ings before him.ŽRepublican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a fellow moderate and a friend of Collins, is the only Republican who has indicated she will vote no. She told reporters Friday that Kavanaugh is a good manŽ but maybe not the right man for the court at this time.ŽRepublicans hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate.Vice President Mike Pence has planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely.Kavanaughs path to the court seemed unfettered until mid-September, when Ford accused him of drunkenly sexually assaulting her in a locked bedroom at a 1982 high school gathering. Two other women later emerged with sexual mis-conduct allegations from the 1980s, all of which Kavanaugh has denied.Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., whos repeatedly battled Trump and will retire in January, said hed vote for Kavanaughs confir-mation unless something big changes.ŽIn a procedural vote Friday, senators voted 51-49 to limit debate and send the nomination to the full Senate, defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle the nomination with endless delays. That was the days first GOP victory in the spellbinding battle thats been fought against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and stalwart conservative support for Trump.Deeply coloring the days events was a burning resentment by partisans on both sides, on and off the Senate floor. | Saturday, October 6, 2018 A5 KAVANAUGHFrom Page A5 ECONOMYFrom Page A5Lifetouch Inc, which handles yearbook pho-tography for Lake schools, the district was able to put the seals in each school without spending a cent.Lifetouch sales representative John Antolini said that the cost of the prints and frames would likely have been around $1,500 if the district had sourced the materials on its own.Because it was a donation rather than an unplanned expenditure, school staff was also able to implement the decision quickly without the need for special financing.In order to maintain a unified look, district officials asked administrators to display the prints at their reception desks, either on the desk itself, or hanging on a wall.The requirement to dis-play the phrase, which has been the state motto since 2006, was proposed by Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, who runs a Christian ministry.Daniels told legislators that the motto should be prominent in schools to educate students on the countrys foundation.ŽCritics of such mea-sures, which exist in some form in at least five other states including Tennes-see and Louisiana, say that it is inappropriate to dis-play the phrase on its own in schools, as it implicitly promotes Christianity over other religions. MOTTOFrom Page A1that knowing the conse-quences of ones actions is a key element to the legal definition of sanity.He knew that when he shot her it would kill her, and he shot her repeatedly because he didnt want her to suffer,Ž Cook said.Hyde was also cooperative, calm and did not have disorganized thinking when he talked to detectives in the hours after the shooting on June 23, 2016.Defense attorney Greg Denaro pounced on Cooks testimony.It is true Hyde retrieved a 9 mm handgun from another room and fired 24 bullets from three different weapons, but it was because he thought she was poison-ing him, Denaro said.Cook also said that Hyde tried to drownŽ himself in the family swimming pool after the shooting. Remorse is a sign he knew what he had done was wrong, the psychiatrist said.That is not what the record shows, Denaro countered. Hyde said he jumped in the pool to wash away toxins.Ž Among his delusions was that people were in the attic and spraying poisons on him while he slept.Cook interviewed Hyde twice, for a total of four hours at the Lake County jail.Cook also quoted from positive notes of doc-tors at a mental hospital shortly after the shooting, but it was after Hyde had been given psychotropic drugs to curb severe delusional paranoia, the defense attorney noted.Are you cherry pick-ing?Ž Denaro asked.Testimony at the week-long trial showed that Hyde was a longtime abuser of opioid pain pills. It is the states theory that it was intox-ication … not insanity … that led to the slaying.Bobbi, who had been with Hyde for 12 years and was the mother of their two children, was about to leave him if he did not go into drug rehab.Cook was forced to concede, under Denaros questioning, that it is rare for oxycodone to cause psychosis.Jurors Monday will hear closing arguments, then begin deliberations.If he is found guilty of second-degree murder he could spend the remainder of his life behind bars. If he is found not-guilty by reason of insanity he could end up spending the rest of his life in a mental institution, or as long it takes before doctors decide he is cured.Hyde, who weighed 160 pounds when he was arrested, has doubled in size, thanks to the antipsychosis drugs he has been taking.Friday morning, Assistant State Attorney Dan Mosley asked Hydes mother, Wanda Hyde, if she ever tried to get mental help for her son. She had, after all, doted on her only son that she calls a mamas boy,Ž including paying $675,000 cash for the 50-acre spread in Groveland with a dirt bike track, house, and space for a mobile home for Bobbis mother. The mobile home would become embroiled in a deed restriction battle that would push Hyde over the edge, Denaro said.Hyde admitted that she did not try to get help for him.No one wants to believe theres something wrong with their child,Ž she said, weeping.But Bobbi knew. Just minutes before she was killed, she texted a desperate message to the woman she hoped one day would become her mother-in -law. Assistant State Attorney Dan Mosley read the message aloud to her.Wanda, Im scared for my life. Im not joking. Im scared for my kids. Im so scared, but this isnt Boo doing these things Im scared of,Ž he said, referring to Virgil Hydes family nickname."Something is seri-ously wrong.ŽShe described Hyde as paranoid and having delusions that neigh-bors were spying on him in an effort to take his property.Im scared. He trusts no one at all, even his kids. I cant even explain the crazy stuff they have been accused of. Weve been staying at my moms. I made him come up and leave all his guns there. Im trying to help him. I feel like Im in a scary ghost-possession movie. He thinks every-one wants his money, the house, land, banks, etc.I would just pack the kids and leave if I wasnt scared for his life. Im scared, Wanda. Im scared, Im scared, Im scared, Im scared, Im scared. Im scared the people drove him crazy. Its the crazy you only see in the movies. Please help me. Please, please please. Please. Take me seriously. I would never joke about these things. Im scared.ŽWanda replied that she was putting the property up for sale, and that a lawyer would arrive next day.Within minutes, while the children and Bobbis brother were out playing on motorcycles and waiting for a pizza deliv-ery man, Hyde killed the woman that could not bear to leave for fear something would happen to him. TRIALFrom Page A1Aaron BlakeThe Washington Post WP BloombergWASHINGTON Pres-ident Donald Trump has spent the past two years either downplaying or expressing doubts about Russias 2016 election interference. He clearly doesnt like the idea that he needed Russia to win.But while Trumps efforts have been loud and often counterfactual, those around him have engaged in a sub-tler brand of diminishing Russias interference. The statements they make are often strictly true or at least defensible, but theyre also carefully worded to invite the wrong impression. And that impression is always: It wasnt that big a deal. So many officials have played this game that its becoming almost impos-sible to dismiss it as a coincidence.Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday became the latest top official to participate in the subterfuge.In a major speech on China, he claimed that Russia wants a differ-ent American presidentŽ and that the nation is meddling in Americas democracy.ŽHe even made this claim: As a senior career member of our intelli-gence community told me just this week, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country, and the American people deserve to know it.ŽAlmost every element of what Pence said echoed what Trump said last week at the United Nations:One problem: The administration still has yet to produce evidence of actual election interference by China or even cite credible specific allegations.Just a couple months ago, in fact, Trumps top national security advisers didnt specify any major efforts by any country except Russia. A hastily arranged White House conference call after Trumps U.N. claim last week attempted to substanti-ate it, but instead cited propaganda efforts, like the newspaper insert, and tariffs.The anonymous admin-istration official on the call cited how China was targeting farmers and workers in states and districts that voted for the president.Ž The official said the efforts focused on certain districts and states with tariffs, but go beyond that.Ž There was no elaboration.Trump was also later pressed on the claim and both suggested there was evidence he couldnt share and cited the tariffs. Theyve actually admitted that theyve gone after farmers,Ž Trump said.Downplaying election interference a careful gameVice President Mike Pence inspects a Japan self-defense force interceptor at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo on Feb. 7. [BLOOMBERG PHOTO BY KIYOSHI OTA]


A6 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comTown: Clermont Branch of service and rank: Navy, lieutenant Enlisted or drafted? Enlisted. A recruiter came and talked about Nuclear Of“ cer Candidate Program. The Navy was in a huge sub building program, and they needed of“ cers. We took all kinds of tests, and at the end of the day I had an interview with Admiral Hymen Rickover. What did you do in the service? I went to Nuclear Power Training and became a junior of“ cer on a nuclear submarine. Why was it important? We were the Navys eyes and ears in the cold war. What is your most important memory from service? The birth of our daughter, which occurred while I was serving on the USS Bat“ sh SSN 681. We were in port at the time preparing for deployment. My most memorable Navy-related memory was the dramatic improvement in morale when Reagan took of“ ce as president and gave service members a pay raise. Under Jimmy Carter, we had senior enlisted sailors so impoverished by the Carters pay scales they were eligible for and received food stamps for their family. What did you like least about service? Family separation. What do you want people to understand about war? War should be avoided at almost any cost. SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERAN KEITH A. MCFARLAND TODAY SAR MEETING: At 11 a.m. the “ rst Saturday of the month October through June at American Legion John Gella Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Call Bob Beightol at 850206-7344 for information. MONTHLY MEETING: At 2 p.m. the “ rst Saturday of each month at Leesburg Airport Administration Building, 8807 Airport Blvd. Sunshine State Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Call Jake at 678-590-6600. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338. CALENDAR By Keith OliverCorrespondentEUSTIS „ Marine Sgt. Jerry Cobb, Eustis High School class of 1968, was drawn to hands-on work from a young age and, blessed with a knack for getting along with people and an instinct to serve, the leadership lessons he gleaned from the worlds finestŽ seemed a perfect fit.I was definitely going in the service for a season,Ž said Cobb, owner of Cobb Tractor on County Road 44 in Eustis. My thinking was, Why not join the best there is?ŽThus continued a life-time of leadership, business success and giving back „ nourished by a refreshing and unabashed double-helping of hometown values.Cobb, 69, is a former president of the EHS chap-ter of DECA „ Distributive Education Clubs of America „ founded to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hos-pitality and management,Ž according to their published mission statement.He worked two jobs during his high school years „ Lake County Plumbing and Judes Phillips 66 „ and Cobb hooked on teaching, as well.My favorite teacher, Mr. (Bill) Kelsey,Ž grabbed high school seniors Cobb and another future area business owner Raymond Hottinger, a.k.a The Barefoot Dock Builder,Ž to assist with 7th grade shop classes.Kelsey, a former Navy pilot who was also the Panthers much-loved swim coach and Marine Biology instructor, quickly figured out that one teacher for 45 7th graders in a room full of power tools and machinery just wasnt going to work,Ž Cobb observed.Off to the Marines shortly after high school graduation, Jerry again found himself among people who worked well together and were not afraid to think out-side the box.Cobb distinguished him-self by earning sergeant stripes on his four-year enlistment, keeping the fighters (F4 Phantoms) and attack aircraft (A4 Skyhawks) of Marine Aircraft Group 31 up and running.Based in Beaufort, South Carolina, the Marine Air warriors had carved an envi-able reputation in World War II and, owing to their regular carrier-based oper-ations in the Mediterranean, later grabbed headlines in combat operations against Libya and Iraq, as well.One of Jerrys Med floatsŽ included contingency ops against the Palestinian Liberation Organization during the 1971 Jordanian Crisis.Some of his memorable experiences were a little more down to earth „ but memorable, just the same.I never wouldve thought that we would use ground-up walnut shells to clean a J-52 Pratt Whitney jet engine,Ž he said. But thats exactly what we did. We threw those shells into the blades of a running engine „ and after a horrific bunch of noise, those blades would look shiny and new.ŽHis favorite leader was Staff Sergeant Washing-ton, a former drill instructor who, as a jet mech line chief, simply led by example.ŽAfter the Corps, Jerry used his G.I. Bill benefits to learn more machinery and technical skills while he was teaching at Vo-Tech. He attained a teaching certifi-cation of Rank II in Vocation Education, chasing credits from Lake-Sumter, Florida Tech and USF „ whatever fit my schedule,Ž all the while running a business which eventually grew into a role model enterprise in the tractor industry.He reserves his greatest affection for Nanette, his bride of 25 years, and for the couples grown sons, Jacob and Lucas, both of whom live nearby.And his heroes? Teach-ers,Ž he states emphatically.They still dont get paid enough,Ž says Cobb. And they are clearly not in it for the money, anyway. Truly, they are the ones you remember the most.ŽCobb credits Corps and teachersMarine Sgt. Jerry Cobb, Eustis High School class of 1968, is the owner of Cobbs Triangle Tractor. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Jerry Cobb, 69, is a former president of the EHS chapter of DECA „ Distributive Education Clubs of America „ founded to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, “ nance, hospitality and management,Ž according to their published mission statement. [SUBMITTED] Led by a South Sumter alum with five combat tours under his belt (three in Iraq and two in Afghanistan), the Raiders National Naval Defense Cadet Corps is off and running for another year of state competition in a variety of tactical activities „ including orienteering. If you put a South Sumter student out in the woods,Ž said the schools military mentor retired Army Staff Sgt. Joseph JoJoŽ Hart, that warrior will find those points.Ž The 1997 grad reports that this years contingent features co-commanders at the top of the student leadership chain: Louis Roscoe and Meghan Miller. Lance Watkins serves as Cadet Chief Petty Officer and Jose Barbiere is Color Guard Commander.CHAPS CORNERTheres nothing like being at sea at night. And a particular piece of naval tradition occurs when the Petty Officer of the Watch, 1MC in hand, addresses the entire crew with: Tattoo, Tattoo. Stand by for the Evening Prayer.Ž Then the Ships Chaplain intones: Eternal Father, we come to you in prayer this evening. It is comforting to know that in every situation and in every place, on land or sea, you are ever present and that you truly care for each of us. May we be mindful of Your nearness. We ask you to give us Your peace and contentment after a long day. May those on duty tonight know of Your presence. As we rest tonight, may we also rest in Thee. In Your name we pray. Amen.Ž Then, at exactly 2200 (10 p.m.), after the chaplain says Amen,Ž the Petty Officer of the Watch sounds off, Taps, taps, lights out! All hands turn into your bunks! Maintain silence about the decks! The smoking lamp is out in all berthing spaces.Ž Contributed by Lt. Cdr. (CHC) Bob Haines, USN (ret), Altoona.SAVED ROUNDSBryanna Dunaway, a product of Eustis High Schools Air Force Junior ROTC program, began USAF boot camp in San Antonio, Texas, last month. Shell be joined by fellow Panther Jackie Vance in late October. Another former EHS cadet, Brandon Martinez, is headed for Navy recruit training in Great Lakes, Illinois, this month. „„„ Eustis hearing specialist Jerry Mishler has good news for vets and others whose lives are enhanced by hearing aids. Phonak, a major hearing aid supplier for the Veterans Administration, is releasing new technology by Octobers end which allows streaming to both ears from cell phones and televisions. Previously, hearing aid users could get cell and TV signals in one ear only. Like the majority of civilian practitioners in his profession, Mishler routinely provides courtesy consults and hearing (and device) testing to military veterans. He is located at the Florida Medical Hearing Center, 2904 David Walker Drive, near Publix. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKSouth Sumter High cadets making some noise K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver Eustis Marine veteran has a knack for people, service and business

PAGE 7 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 A7 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comIts been almost 18 months since Nancy left, but I feel like I need to begin my grief journey all over again. I thought I had dealt with some things and moved on in some others. But I believe you never really get over it. About four or five months into my grieving, I began reading "A Season of Grief," which I got on the GriefShare website. I wish I had started it from the very beginning „ maybe I'd be further ahead. Its funny, I once thought that I would be able to write some type of book to help navigate folks through their grieving. Boy, did I ever get that one wrong. The first email in the series was "Understanding Your Grief.Ž It begins, Grief is not an enemy or a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being human. Grief is the cost of loving someone.Ž One of my many regrets is that I dont think I ever loved Nancy as she deserved to be loved. Can anyone ever love someone like they deserve? Maybe just a select few. All I need to know is that I do love Nancy, a lot, and maybe even more than I realized. Ive been going through Nancys things the past few months. I found tons of letters that I wrote to her over the years. I know I told her I loved her in the few Ive read. Maybe I need to read one a day just to be sure. So much of our last few years was spent dealing with Nancys illness, and I have to tell you it began to wear me down. I know now that I should have gotten help „ to both care for Nancy and to care for me. I only have now, so now I will get the help for me. Id gone to group counseling and it helped at the time, but I need something more. I was talking to my girls about it recently. Becca said I needed a counselor, and I agree with here. But finding one is another story, unless God intervenes. It reminds me of Psalm 121, beginning: I lift up my eyes to the mountains „ where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.Ž Seriously, what better place to start. The day after talking with Becca, I met a friend at the YMCA, who is a retired counselor. She offered to talk with me. I know where her offer came from, and I will make an appointment today. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at is too hard to overcome alone Rick ReedTODAY SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www. SUNDAY RAMCORPS IN CONCERT: At 6 p.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Monrningside Drive in Leesburg. Christ-centered, visual brass and percussion ensemble made up of students from the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com. MONDAY REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. GRIEFSHARE CLASSES: Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15. Register at 352-308-8229. TUESDAY LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. WEDNESDAY "NEXT SEASON OF LIFE" SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: www.stphiliplc. com. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. THURSDAY LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. FRIDAY SHABBAT SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. GAME NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Bring your favorite game or learn a new game. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www. CHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Bloom's Baking House and Restaurant, 610 W. Main St. in downtown Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. SATURDAY, OCT. 13 PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. MONDAY, OCT. 15 CROHN'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. TUESDAY, OCT. 16 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Email THURSDAY, OCT. 18 RABBI ROUNDTABLE: At 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road in Wildwood. Go to bethsholom” SATURDAY, OCT. 20 ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morrison United Methodist Church's Family Life Center (building 3), 1005 W. Main St. in Leesburg. Lunch is $7. Arts and crafts, jewelry, collectibles, small antiques, silent auction and a plant and bake sale. Call 352-787-3786. SATURDAY, OCT. 27 SHABBAT SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. SATURDAY, OCT. 27 AND SUNDAY, OCT. 28 STAINED GLASS WINDOWS TOUR: From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. 5th Ave. Details: 352-383-2005 or www. FRIDAY, NOV. 2 HOLY HOUR AND HAPPY HOUR: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Beginners Shabbat Service followed by cocktails and traditional dishes. RSVP to 352-3304466 or info@jewishmarion. org. Go to for information. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 SUMTER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: At 7:30 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at Oxford Assembly of God, U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. Call 352-748-6124 or email oxfordassembly@ MONDAY, NOV. 12 ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, on the corner of Mary and Lemon Streets in Eustis. BBQ chicken dinner for $10. Contact Diane Mullen at 352-343-9028 or Lisa Labud at 352-357-4358.CALENDAR This week, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two immunotherapy researchers for their work on unleashing the body's immune system to attack cancer.As a breast cancer survivor, I say "Amen!" Thanks to advances like this, includ-ing innovative treatments and early detection, I am a 12-year survivor.Well ... innovative treat-ments, early detection, and, of course, laughter. Laughter?Yes. As a comedian, min-ister and cancer survivor, I believe that laughter is one of the most powerful tools we have for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. And in this month of Breast Cancer Awareness, it is something we should celebrate.There is overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of humor. For example, we know that the extra intake of air from laughing can lower our blood pressure, boost the immune system, enhance heart and lung function and increase endorphins. It can even bump up our calorie burn. In fact, laughing for 15 minutes can burn 80 calo-ries. That's enough to justify a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!Humor is now being used in hospitals and treatment centers as a healing tool for cancer, Alzheimer's, autism and mental health issues.The Big Apple Clown Care Unit, for example, sponsors programs across the country in which clowns help children cope with the intimidating atmosphere of a hospital.Another program, Standup for Mental Health, uses stand-up comedy train-ing to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. As its founder, David Granirer, explains, "The idea is that laughing at our setbacks raises us above them. It makes people go from despair to hope, and hope is crucial to anyone struggling with adversity."Humor and laughter can also bring psychological healing. During my cancer struggle, I realized I had three choices: be mad, be sad, or laugh. I soon learned that the most powerful approach was to laugh. One day, a new patient walked into the radiation center with a T-shirt that read: "Yes, they are fake; my old ones tried to kill me." The entire waiting room burst out laughing, and that moment of laughter reminded us that cancer was not who we were; it was only something we were experiencing.Laughter changes our perspective and invites us to see things in a fresh new way. The ability to step back and laugh at ourselves also reminds us that we are only human and that we should be more forgiving of ourselves.It's like the serenity prayer teaches: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Of course, I like the senil-ity prayer better: "God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference." Either way, laughter helps us see ourselves in a more forgiving light.Spiritual healing may be where laughter is most pow-erful. As Proverbs teaches us, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones ..."The Hebrew word "ruach" means both "spirit" and "air." Therefore, it can be said that when we laugh, we are inhaling and exhaling the spirit. Or, as author Anne Lamott describes it, "Laugh-ter is carbonated holiness."And why not? God has a sense of humor. Consider 1 Samuel 5:9 where God strikes the entire male population of Philistines with hemorrhoids (harsh, but funny), or the fact that we are made in the image of the divine. Humans laugh and feel joy, so a part of the divine must also laugh.The willingness to laugh with God also allows us to express anger with God. Sometimes we blame or get mad at God for what we are going through. But in order to work through that anger, we have to share it. In order to be healed, we must bring God all our pieces: anger, sadness, fear and laughter. It's all holy. So, here's to the immuno-therapy researchers; to the doctors, nurses and techni-cians and to everyone whose life is dedicated to caring for and healing us. God bless them. And most of all, God bless the gift of laughter … the one thing that may save us all. A trial lawyer turned stand-up comedian and Baptist minister, Rev. Susan Sparks is the senior pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City and the author of Laugh Your Way to Grace. Contact her through her email at revssparks@, or her website, SPIRITUAL SIDELaughter … the one thing that may save us allMusic therapy intern Nicki Lagatta, sporting a clown nose, laughs as she learns how to make balloon animals at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A clown was at the hospital showing staff members how to use humor to help lift the spirits of patients. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE]


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)There is a myth that solar energy is commonplace only because it is being subsidized by the federal government. But government subsidies are commonplace in the energy industry, period. Nuclear power is subsidized; the government allows utilities to begin charging for it long before the actual power is delivered. Fossil fuels have been subsidized for so long that its been taken for granted; indeed, President Donald Trumps administration is subsidizing the coal industry even though natural gas is a more economical and cleaner energy source. A recent article in Vox describes the fossil fuel subsidies „ $20 billion annually in direct production benefits like cheap leases to mine coal on public land. And that doesnt even count the $14.5 billion in consumption subsidies for fossil fuels. Thats far more than the subsidies provided for renewable energy like solar and wind; in terms of tax breaks, fossil fuel subsidies outpace renewable subsidies by 7 to 1. It all comes down to politics. During the 2015-16 election cycle, fossil fuel companies spent $354 million on campaign funding and lobbying. In return, these companies received $29 billion in federal subsidies „ an 8,000 percent return on their investment. The knock against solar power is that it doesnt generate energy on cloudy days or during the nighttime. But when you factor in how solar energy can be stored „ and in an economical manner „ you start to understand why solar has become an attractive, competitive energy source. In fact, the United States is about five years ahead of the world in solar energy storage, according to an article in Greentech Media; it states that the hybrid solar storage market is set to take off this year.Ž The emergence of solar power has led to a drop in battery prices. It has also created an appetite for constant innovation in battery technology: one U.S. company, according to the New York Times, has announced the development of a rechargeable battery that runs on zinc and air. The trend is clear: Clean energy is becoming cost-effective energy. And solar power is proving to be both clean and efficient. To their credit, many fossil fuel-driven energy companies have begun to accept the new realities. Occidental, Chevron and ExxonMobil have entered into a voluntary effort that has committed $1 billion toward reducing emissions like methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Occidental is researching the injection of carbon dioxide into oil wells; thats a win-win approach, reports Time magazine, because it would remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while extending the lifespans of oil wells. A certain amount of impact from a warming planet is already underway; scientists dont know the extent of it. A 500-page environmental impact statement from the Trump administration, however, has estimated that the Earth will be a startling 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer by 2100. The bottom line is this: a hotter planet is already on the way. Our leaders must start preparing to mitigate the impact „ its simply the responsible and pragmatic thing to do.OUR OPINIONClean energy is becoming cost e ective ANOTHER OPINION City officials know they want to get the word out about what the downtown area has to offer.The problem now facing the city is finding the best way to reach the most people.City Administrator John Drury said the idea is to hire a professional firm to come into Tavares and explore all available advertising mediums, including billboards, social media, adver-tising in newspapers, Whats happeningŽ type magazines and anything else.Here's what Facebook users had to say:"MORE and MORE is not better, let's keep our lovely small town." „ Don Viel "Cant handle what you have now." „ Paul Wilson "Shops, a drug store, a bank and more and more shops!! Take a look at Mt Dora, just saying. There really is not a reason to go downtown as it is now. Unless you want to go for a drink." „ Kathleen Hurley Kittleman"Noooooooooooooooo!!!!" „ Janille Gendron "I know, how about you tear up all of the roads for an extended amount of time, and redirect traffic flow through the neighborhoods away from the businesses and make it confusing while you're at it. Oh wait, you did that." „ Mike Simon "You can start by doing away with the ugliness within some of your government offices there." „ Denise King "Its a nice area. Hope they figure it out. Lots of potential." „ Cinda Manley "Last time I went, they tried to charge me just to walk around. So I went elsewhere." „ Steve Bollinger "Tavares needs to get its citizens to support the Downtown. Then think about the visitors." „ Wayne Carter "There's nothing to do there. Compared to Mt. Dora, Tavares has nothing to offer." „ Ed Laucks "I like Tavares, because it isn't Mt Dora." „ Elizabeth Neal Koryciak "I love Tavares because it is not Mount Dora or Eustis. Each one of these towns have their own unique little nuances and quaintness plus awesome restaurants in all three of these towns. I would never knock one for the other they are all a beautiful experience to visit." „ Petra Young "Twenty five years ago these three towns were known as "the golden triangle". separate entities but joined in an effort to lift and promote the area.Seems like they drifted into more of a focus on their own features and benefits and no tie-in to each other. I think that is a mistake, there should be shuttles between each of them to foster a destination identity of 3 separate but included options for visiting guests and locals, like a theme park with a menu of diverse "cultural" "recreational" and "gastronomical" offerings that are regional, seasonal, and age and physical ability appropriate." „ Judy Ballard €€€Two weeks after they granted Sheriff Peyton Grinnell a $3 million budget increase, Lake County Commissioners agreed last week to give him $700,000 more so he can give raises to deputies and close the pay gap with other police agencies. The commission agreed to increase Grinnells budget by $350,000 immediately and to come up with the rest in January from the general fund reserve, Commission Chairman Sullivan said. Here's what Facebook users had to say:"Our police need to be paid competitively so we don't lose them to other counties. We need them here in Lake Co." „ Karen Chapman Gardiner "They need a lot more than that for the what they do." „ Tracy Rebando "About time! Overdue and so deserved!" „ Patti Gates Edmondson "Deputies DESERVE more pay for SURE..but I'm sure it's dirty ole village MONEY." „ Kelly Cornicelli "A great man who is very determined. Thankful he is OUR sheriff!" „ Chris WadeFACEBOOK FORUMWhat you're saying on social mediaBy Faye FlamScience has an answer for hand-wringers wondering how there could be so much public lying, how the liars live with themselves, and why supporters of our public liars are willing to overlook it all. One explanation is that loyalty matters too, and when faced with a choice between lying and betrayal, many people consider lying the more upstanding option. Or at least that was the upshot of a series of experiments that Cornell management professor Angus Hildreth and colleagues set up to explore the tension between honesty and loyalty. In different variations on the same theme, teams made up of fraternity brothers, random students or other volunteers were asked to solve a series of puzzles and word games. The better team members did, the more money the whole team made. Subjects had the opportunity to lie about puzzles they hadn't completed, and thus make more money. What they didn't know was that the researchers could tell when they were lying, either by secretly retrieving work sheets from the trash, or by including impossible puzzles so that any group claiming to solve them must be lying. (The project itself required several forms of deceit on the part of the researchers, but surely it's OK in the name of science.) When asked to pledge loyalty to the group and told they were in competition and had to beat other groups, more people lied (around 60 percent). Those who pledged loyalty but were not prodded by competition committed the least lying (15 to 20 percent). In a subsequent study, Hildreth and a colleague used a similar scenario and asked people to evaluate their own behavior. Those who lied (and benefited their team) rated themselves as more ethical than those who told the truth. But when asked to rate other people under the same scenario, people thought the liars were unethical, whether loyalty was a factor or not. NYU psychologist Jonathan Haidt has argued that while everyone values fairness and honesty, conservatives care about loyalty more than liberals do. Hildreth said that everyone values loyalty to an extent, however. Surely most people across the political spectrum would be willing to lie to save someone, or themselves, from death or harm. Though Hildreth and his colleagues used an interesting word choice in the title of their most recent paper, "When Loyalty Trumps Honesty," he insisted the work is not a statement about U.S. politics. But any work on human nature might help shed light on what's happening, and it's easy to see how President Donald Trump has created the sense that his supporters are in pitched battle against elitists and "enemies of the people." A sense of competition and loyalty could lead supporters to overlook his lies. Trump may already know how this psychology works, but for the rest of us, the science can render it a little less baffling. Faye Flam is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. She has written for the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Science and other publications. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology.ANOTHER OPINIONWhy voters keep supporting politicians who keep lying OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Tim ReynoldsAssociated PressMIAMI GARDENS „ There have been bigger games in the Miami-Florida State rivalry. Games that have thwarted undefeated seasons. Games that have cost a team the national championship. Games that elevate someone to the No. 1 spot in the rankings.None of that applies this time.Yet to the Hurricanes and Seminoles, it's still enormous.No. 17 Miami (4-1, 1-0 Atlan-tic Coast Conference) plays host to Florida State (3-2, 1-2) today (3:30 p.m., ABC), a chance for the Hurricanes to retain bragging rights over their archrival and a chance for the Seminoles to erase more of the stench that followed an awful start. And even without a trophy at stake, players know exactly what this matchup means."It defines your season," Miami linebacker Michael Pinckney said. "You can do a lot of great things „ but you know, a lot of people are going to ask you what you did in this game."And those people will remember, too.Missed kicks. Big rallies. Bigger hits. And just last year, a final-second catch for vic-tory by the Hurricanes' Darrell Langham. If something goes down in a Miami-FSU matchup, it becomes unforgettable."It is one of our biggest games of the year," said Florida State cornerback Stanford Samuels III, whose father was responsi-ble for one of those Miami-FSU hits back in 2003 that remains oft-replayed. "One of the big-gest games in college football history with the rivalry. It is a game that you come to Florida State for."Rivalry renewed: Miami, FSU set to clashBy Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommercial.comGROVELAND … Football coaches might be the only people who arent fans of homecoming. The annual week-long ritual of welcoming back past graduates and crowning kings and queens often are distractions for coaches trying to prepare their teams for midseason games. Oftentimes, coaches try to schedule opponents who are expected to provide little resistance at times when their team might be vulnerable because of all the non-foot-ball activities that take place. However, thats not always the case. And while no one can accuse South Lake of scheduling a patsy for its homecoming opponent on Friday, the Eagles sure made it look easy. South Lake scored on four of its five first-half possessions and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 45-14 win against Eustis. Weve had a tough road to go this season,Ž said South Lake coach Mark Woolum. Weve lost some key players to injury, but weve also had some young players step up for us. Weve gotten better each week and I think thats what every coach wants to see. And to be able to win your homecoming makes everyone happy.Ž South Lake whips EustisSouth Lakes Baylee Heuser (3) throws down“ eld in a blowout over Eustis High School in G roveland on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Mark LongAssociated PressGAINESVILLE „ The Swamp is sold out for the first time in nearly three years, a setting first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen would like to see more often.Beating No. 5 LSU today (3:30 p.m., CBS) surely would help Mullen's push to return Florida Field „ and the 22nd-ranked Gators „ to Southeastern Conference and national prominence.Coming off consecutive road wins against Tennessee and Mississippi State, Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) returns home in hopes of topping last year's win total and notching its most significant victory since upsetting then-No. 3 Missis-sippi in 2015.LSU (5-0, 2-0) is looking for a third resume-building win away from Death Valley. The Tigers opened the season by thumping Miami in Texas and then eked out a win at Auburn two weeks later.They're on the road again to start a daunting stretch that includes games against Georgia, Mississippi State and Alabama. "It's the biggest game of the year for both teams," Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said.The Tigers have won six of the last eight in the annual series, including two in a row in Gainesville. The last four meetings have been decided by seven points or less."It's probably going to come down to the last play or so," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said.The last two essentially have.The Gators made two goal-line stops in the final seconds in 2016 to seal a 16-10 victory in Baton Rouge. Florida's Eddy Pineiro missed the first extra point of his college career last year in Gainesville, and LSU held on to win 17-16.No one would be surprised to see another close, low-scoring affair even though both quar-terbacks „ LSU's Joe Burrow and Florida's Feleipe Franks „ have beenz surprisingly effi-cient to start the season.Sold-out Swamp awaits No. 5 LSUFlorida head coach Dan Mullen runs onto the “ eld with his players before a game against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1 in Gainesville. The Swamp is sold out for the “ rst time in nearly three years, a setting Mullen would like to see more often. [AP PHOTO/PHELAN M. EBENHACK, FILE] Eagles get big games from Heuser, Pendarvis and hold Eustiss Scott in check Eustis running back Rashon Scott (5) is gang-tackled behind the line of scrimmage by South Lake defenders. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Through the first 5 games of the season, Leesburg had been looking for something, anything, to ignite a spark.That finally came Friday night with an electrifying second half kickoff return against Tavares, and the Yellow Jackets rode that momentum-turning moment to an 18-8 victory over the Bulldogs at Dr. Argin A. Boggus Stadium.With a swarming defense leading the way from that point on and senior quarterback A.J. Graham picking apart the Tavares defense when he had to, Leesburg was a different team over the final 24 minutes while picking up its first win of the season.Im so happy for these guys,Ž Leesburg coach Mark Oates said. These kids didnt get down and theyve been trying all season. This is one they can really enjoy.ŽTrailing 8-0 at the half, Leesburgs Jatavian Solomon juked and weaved his way to a 75-yard touchdown to open the second half. His 2-point conversion run tied the game at 8-8 with only 15 seconds gone in the third quarter.Leesburg then used a 10-play, 58-yard drive before settling for a 29-yard field goal for an 11-8 lead with 11:10 to go in the game.After that Graham helped seal the win, hitting four straight passes to move Lees-burg down to the Tavares 2-yard line, and Isaiah Byrd punched it in from there for the final score with 7:34 remaining in the game.Graham finished the game hitting 11 of 13 passes for 152 yards while Byrd added 53 yards rushing on eight carries.But it was Leesburgs defense that really stood out, forcing Tavares quarterback Tyquan Wiggins to constantly throw on the run when he wasnt taking one of the Yellow Jackets five sacks.Wiggins finished 16 of 38 for 170 yards and also was the Bulldogs leading rusher with 41 yards on seven carries.Leesburg tops Tavares for 1st winSee EUSTIS, B3 See TAVARES, B3 See FOOTBALL, B4 See LSU, B4


B2 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial. PRO BASEBALL PLAYOFFSAll times EasternWILD CARDOct. 2: Colorado 2, Chicago 1, 13 innings Oct. 3: New York 7, Oakland 2DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUEAll games on TBSBOSTON VS. NEW YORKFriday: New York at Boston, late Today: New York at Boston (Price 16-7), 8:15 p.m. Monday: Boston (Porcello 17-7) at New York (Tanaka 12-6), 7:40 p.m. x-Tuesday: Boston (Evoldi 6-7) at New York (Sabbathia 9-7), 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 11: New York at Boston, 7:40 p.m.HOUSTON 1, CLEVELAND 0Friday: Houston 7, Cleveland 2 Today: Cleveland (Carrasco 17-10) at Houston (Cole 15-5), 4:37 p.m. Monday: Houston (Keuchel 12-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 13-8), 1:30 p.m. x-Tuesday: Houston at Cleveland, 4:35 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 11: Cleveland at Houston, 4:07 p.m.ASTROS 7, INDIANS 2CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 Brantley lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 Ramirez 2b 3 0 0 1 1 1 .000 Encarnacion dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Donaldson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Alonso 1b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gomes c 3 1 1 0 0 1 .333 Kipnis cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 TOTALS 30 2 3 1 2 10 HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Springer cf-rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 .500 Altuve 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 Bregman 3b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .667 Gurriel 1b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 Gonzalez lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Marisnick cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Correa ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 White dh 3 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1-Straw pr-dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 --Reddick rf-lf 4 0 2 2 0 0 .500 Maldonado c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 TOTALS 32 7 12 7 2 3 CLEVELAND 000 002 000„2 3 0 HOUSTON 000 220 21X„7 12 0 1-ran for White in the 8th. LOB„Cleveland 3, Houston 5. 2B„Gurriel (1), White (1). HR„Bregman (1), off Kluber; Springer (1), off Kluber; Altuve (1), off Kluber; Maldonado (1), off Allen. RBIs„Ramirez (1), Springer (1), Altuve (1), Bregman 2 (2), Reddick 2 (2), Maldonado (1). CS„Gonzalez (1). Runners left in scoring position„Cleveland 1 (Encarnacion); Houston 2 (Gonzalez, Maldonado). RISP„Cleveland 0 for 2; Houston 3 for 6. Runners moved up„Ramirez, Altuve. GIDP„ Reddick, Maldonado. DP„Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Alonso), (Lindor, Ramirez, Alonso). CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kluber, L, 0-1 4.2 6 4 4 2 2 87 7.71 Cimber 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Allen .1 2 2 2 0 0 17 54.00 Bauer 1 2 0 0 0 1 16 0.00 Otero 1 2 1 1 0 0 13 9.00 HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Verlander, W, 1-0 5.1 2 2 2 2 7 102 3.38 Pressly, H, 1 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 22 0.00 McCullers 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Osuna 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 0.00 Allen pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored„Cimber 1-0, Bauer 1-1, Pressly 3-2. HBP„Kluber 2 (Gonzalez,White). WP„Pressly. Umpires„Home, Chris Conroy; First, Chad Fairchild; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Tim Timmons; Right, Andy Fletcher; Left, Jeff Nelson. T„3:36. A„43,514 (41,168).NATIONAL LEAGUEFS1 and MLB NetworkMILWAUKEE 2, COLORADO 0Thursday: Milwaukee 3, Colorado 2, 10 innings Friday: Milwaukee 4, Colorado 0 Sunday: Milwaukee (Miley 5-2) at Colorado (Freeland 17-7 or Marquez 14-11), 4:37 p.m. (MLB) x-Monday: Milwaukee at Colorado, 9:40 p.m. x-Wednesday: Colorado at Milwaukee, 4:35 p.m.THURSDAYS LATE BOX SCORE BREWERS 3, ROCKIES 2, 10 INN.COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Blackmon cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 LeMahieu 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Arenado 3b 3 0 0 1 0 2 .000 Dahl lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Ottavino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Story ss 4 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Gonzalez rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 Desmond 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Iannetta c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Parra ph-lf 2 1 1 0 0 0 .500 Senzatela p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 c-McMahon ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 --Rusin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Musgrave p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Oberg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --f-Holliday ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1-Hampson pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 --Wolters c 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 32 2 4 2 2 12 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 4 1 0 0 1 1 .000 Yelich rf 3 2 2 2 2 0 .667 Braun lf 5 0 2 0 0 2 .400 Shaw 2b-1b 3 0 0 0 2 1 .000 Aguilar 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Broxton ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --g-Granderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Moustakas 3b 4 0 1 1 1 0 .250 Pina c 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 Arcia ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Woodruff p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Burnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Schoop ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Perez 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 TOTALS 35 3 7 3 7 7 COLORADO 000 000 002 0„2 4 0 MILWAUKEE 002 000 000 1„3 7 1 Two outs when winning run scored. a-popped out for Woodruff in the 3rd. bgrounded out for Burnes in the 5th. c-walked for Senzatela in the 6th. d-struck out for Hader in the 8th. e-singled for Iannetta in the 9th. f-singled for Oberg in the 9th. g-out on “ elders choice for Soria in the 10th. 1-ran for Holliday in the 9th. E„Arcia (1). LOB„Colorado 3, Milwaukee 10. 3B„Gonzalez (1). HR„Yelich (1), off Senzatela. RBIs„Blackmon (1), Arenado (1), Yelich 2 (2), Moustakas (1). SB„Yelich (1), Braun (1). CS„LeMahieu (1), McMahon (1). SF„Arenado. Runners left in scoring position„Colorado 2 (Story, Desmond); Milwaukee 3 (Cain, Pina 2). RISP„Colorado 1 for 5; Milwaukee 2 for 9. COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Senzatela 5 3 2 2 2 1 73 3.60 Rusin 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 23 0.00 Johnson .2 1 0 0 0 2 13 0.00 Musg rave .2 1 0 0 2 2 22 0.00 Oberg .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 Ottavino, L, 0-1 1.2 1 1 1 2 1 30 5.40 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Woodruff 3 0 0 0 1 3 48 0.00 Burnes 2 1 0 0 0 3 26 0.00 Knebel, H, 1 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 25 0.00 Hader, H, 1 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 20 0.00 Jeffress, BS, 1-1 1 3 2 2 0 1 18 18.00 Soria, W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 19 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Johnson 1-0, Oberg 3-0. WP„Senzatela 2, Ottavino. Umpires„Home, Mike Muchlinski; First, Kerwin Danley; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Todd Tichenor; Right, John Tumpane; Left, Alfonso Marquez. T„4:04. A„43,382 (41,900).LOS ANGELES 1, ATLANTA 0Thursday: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 0 Friday: Atlanta at Los Angeles, late Sunday: Los Angeles (Buehler 8-5) at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (FS1) x-Monday: Los Angeles vs. Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. x-Wednesday: Atlanta vs. Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m.THURSDAYS LATE BOX SCORE DODGERS 6, BRAVES 0ATLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Acuna lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Camargo 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Freeman 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 Markakis rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 Flowers c 4 0 1 0 0 3 .250 Albies 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Inciarte cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Culberson ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Foltynewicz p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Newcomb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Suzuki ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Fried p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Brach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Venters p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Sobotka p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 33 0 6 0 0 11 LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG Pederson lf 4 2 1 1 0 1 .250 Turner 3b 2 1 1 0 2 0 .500 Muncy 1b 1 1 1 3 3 0 1.000 Machado ss 4 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Grandal c 4 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Bellinger cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Puig rf 3 1 0 0 1 2 .000 Hernandez 2b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .333 Ryu p 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Ferguson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Freese ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 --Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Floro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 27 6 5 6 8 10 ATLANTA 000 000 000„0 6 1 LOS ANGELES 130 001 01X„6 5 1 a-” ied out for Newcomb in the 5th. b-struck out for Venters in the 8th. c-out on sacri“ ce ” y for Ferguson in the 8th. E„Sobotka (1), Machado (1). LOB„Atlanta 6, Los Angeles 7. 2B„Turner (1). HR„ Pederson (1), off Foltynewicz; Muncy (1), off Foltynewicz; Hernandez (1), off Brach. RBIs„Pederson (1), Muncy 3 (3), Hernandez (1), Freese (1). SB„Turner (1), Muncy (1), Hernandez (1). CS„Acuna (1). SF„Freese. Runners left in scoring position„Atlanta 2 (Albies, Suzuki); Los Angeles 5 (Pederson, Grandal 2, Puig 2). RISP„Atlanta 0 for 2; Los Angeles 1 for 7. GIDP„Machado. DP„Atlanta 1 (Culberson, Albies, Freeman); Los Angeles 1 (Grandal, Hernandez). ATLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Foltynewicz, L, 0-1 2 3 4 4 3 5 50 18.00 Newcomb 2 1 0 0 0 2 25 0.00 Fried 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 18 0.00 Brach 1.1 1 1 1 2 2 31 6.75 Venters 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00 Sobotka 1 0 1 0 2 0 21 0.00 LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ryu, W, 1-0 7 4 0 0 0 8 104 0.00 Ferguson 1 0 0 0 0 2 20 0.00 Wood .2 2 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 Floro .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Venters 2-0, Floro 2-0. HBP„Foltynewicz (Pederson). Umpires„Home, Adrian Johnson; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Tom Hallion; Right, Doug Eddings; Left, Jim Reynolds. T„3:13. A„50,947 (56,000). PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 3 1 0 .750 82 90 New England 3 2 0 .600 133 108 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 4 0 .200 118 138 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 Thursdays GameNew England 38, Indianapolis 24Sundays GamesMiami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m. Denver at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. L.A. Rams at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8:20 p.m.Mondays 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 OrleansTHURSDAYS LATE SUMMARY PATRIOTS 38, COLTS 24INDIANAPOLIS 0 3 7 14 „ 24 NEW ENGLAND 7 17 0 14 „ 38 First Quarter NE„Patterson 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 8:58. Second Quarter NE„Brady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 12:14. Ind„FG Vinatieri 54, 8:49. NE„White 6 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 1:34. NE„FG Gostkowski 45, :13. Third Quarter Ind„Ebron 14 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 9:48. Fourth Quarter Ind„Swoope 13 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 12:48. NE„Gordon 34 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 9:19. NE„Michel 34 run (Gostkowski kick), 7:08. Ind„Ebron 1 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 1:11. A„65,878. Ind NE First downs 26 26 Total Net Yards 439 438 Rushes-yards 21-84 23-97 Passing 355 341 Punt Returns 2-38 2-20 Kickoff Returns 1-15 1-26 Interceptions Ret. 2-23 2-30 Comp-Att-Int 38-59-2 34-44-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-10 0-0 Punts 3-47.3 4-48.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-35 7-50 Time of Possession 32:26 27:34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„Indianapolis, Hines 15-45, Wilkins 6-39. New England, Michel 18-98, White 2-0, Brady 3-(minus 1). PASSING„Indianapolis, Luck 38-59-2-365. New England, Brady 34-44-2-341. RECEIVING„Indianapolis, Ebron 9-105, Rogers 8-66, Hines 7-45, Grant 6-58, Swoope 3-44, Johnson 2-26, Wilkins 2-9, Pascal 1-12. New England, White 10-77, Edelman 7-57, Gronkowski 6-75, Hogan 3-34, Dorsett 3-25, Gordon 2-50, Patterson 2-11, Michel 1-12. MISSED FIELD GOALS„Indianapolis, Vinatieri 38. COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll times EasternTodays GamesNo. 1 Alabama at Arkansas, noon No. 2 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. No. 3 Ohio State vs. Indiana, 4 p.m. No. 4 Clemson at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida, 3:30 p.m. No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 24 Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 18 Texas at Dallas, noon No. 8 Auburn at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. No. 9 West Virginia vs. Kansas, noon No. 10 Washington at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. No. 12 UCF vs. SMU, 7 p.m. No. 13 Kentucky at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. No. 14 Stanford vs. Utah, 10:30 p.m. No. 15 Michigan vs. Maryland, noon No. 16 Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. No. 17 Miami vs. Florida State, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Michigan State vs. Northwestern, noon No. 21 Colorado vs. Arizona State, 4 p.m. No. 23 NC State vs. Boston College, 12:30 p.m. No. 25 Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State, 3:30 p.m.RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Subject to change)Thursdays Games SOUTHTroy 37, Georgia State 20SOUTHWESTHouston 41, Tulsa 26Fridays Games EASTDartmouth 41, Yale 18SOUTHGeorgia Tech 66, Louisville 31 Middle Tenn. (2-2) at Marshall (3-1), lateFAR WESTUtah State (3-1) at BYU (3-2), lateTodays Games EASTColgate (4-0) at Bucknell (1-4), noon Illinois (2-2) at Rutgers (1-4), noon East Carolina (2-2) at Temple (1-3), noon Kansas (2-3) at West Virginia (4-0), noon Syracuse (4-1) at Pittsburgh (2-3), 12:20 p.m. Marist (1-3) at Columbia (2-1), 1 p.m. Bryant (3-1) at Duquesne (3-2), 1 p.m. Georgetown (1-4) at Fordham (0-4), 1 p.m. Holy Cross (1-4) at New Hampshire (0-4), 1 p.m. Lehigh (1-3) at Princeton (3-0), 1 p.m. Brown (1-2) at Rhode Island (3-1), 1 p.m. CCSU (2-3) at Robert Morris (0-3), 1 p.m. Harvard (2-1) at Cornell (1-2), 1:30 p.m. Penn (2-1) at Sacred Heart (3-1), 3 p.m. Villanova (3-2) at Maine (2-2), 3:30 p.m. South Florida (4-0) at UMass (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Stony Brook (4-1) at Towson (3-1), 4 p.m.SOUTHSan Diego (2-2) at Morehead State (1-3), noon Missouri (3-1) at South Carolina (2-2), noon Boston College (4-1) at NC State (4-0), 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville (1-2) at Davidson (4-1), 1 p.m. SC State (0-4) at Morgan State (1-3), 1 p.m. Elon (3-1) at James Madison (4-1), 1:30 p.m. W. Carolina (2-1) at Samford (1-4), 1:30 p.m. Wagner (1-4) at Campbell (4-1), 2 p.m. Lane (0-4) at Hampton (1-3), 2 p.m. Presbyterian (2-1) at Kennesaw State (4-1), 2 p.m. Howard (1-2) at NC Central (1-3), 2 p.m. Alabama State (1-3) at Alcorn State (4-1), 3 p.m. Wofford (3-1) at Chattanooga (4-1), 3 p.m. Delaware (2-2) at Richmond (2-3), 3 p.m. Gardner-Webb (1-3) at ETSU (4-1), 3:30 p.m. LSU (5-0) at Florida (4-1), 3:30 p.m. S. Alabama (1-4) at Ga. Southern (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Florida State (3-2) at Miami (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Clemson (5-0) at Wake Forest (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Albany (NY) (2-2) at Wm. & Mary (1-3), 3:30 p.m. MVSU (0-3) at Bethune-Cookman (2-3), 4 p.m. Jacksonville State (3-1) at E. Ky. (2-2), 4 p.m. Norfolk State (3-1) at Florida A&M (3-2), 4 p.m. La.-Monroe (2-3) at Mississippi (3-2), 4 p.m. Old Dominion (1-4) at FAU (2-3), 5 p.m. Charleston Southern (1-2) at Savannah State (0-4), 6 p.m. Tenn. State (2-1) at Austin Peay (2-3), 7 p.m. NC A&T (4-1) at Delaware State (0-4), 7 p.m. Oklahoma Panhandle State (2-3) at Grambling State (1-3), 7 p.m. UAB (3-1) at Louisiana Tech (3-1), 7 p.m. Abilene Christian (2-3) at McNeese State (4-1), 7 p.m. UConn (1-4) at Memphis (3-2), 7 p.m. W. Florida (4-1) at N. Alabama (3-2), 7 p.m. Nicholls (3-2) at Northwestern State (2-2), 7 p.m. SE Missouri (2-2) at Tenn. Tech (0-5), 7 p.m. SMU (2-3) at UCF (4-0), 7 p.m. Vanderbilt (3-2) at Georgia (5-0), 7:30 p.m. Auburn (4-1) at Miss. State (3-2), 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame (5-0) at Virginia Tech (3-1), 8 p.m.MIDWESTBuffalo (4-1) at Cent. Michigan (1-4), noon Tulane (2-3) at Cincinnati (5-0), noon Maryland (3-1) at Michigan (4-1), noon Northwestern (1-3) at Mich. State (3-1), noon E. Michigan (2-3) at W. Michigan (3-2), noon Valparaiso (0-4) at Dayton (2-3), 1 p.m. Butler (3-1) at Drake (2-1), 2 p.m. N. Dakota State (4-0) at N. Iowa (2-2), 2 p.m. N. Illinois (2-3) at Ball State (2-3), 3 p.m. W. Illinois (2-2) at Illinois State (3-1), 3 p.m. Missouri State (2-1) at S. Dakota (2-2), 3 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (1-4) at Akron (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Ohio (2-2) at Kent State (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Iowa (3-1) at Minnesota (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Bowling Green (1-4) at Toledo (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Indiana (4-1) at Ohio State (5-0), 4 p.m. S. Illinois (1-3) at Youngstown State (1-3), 6 p.m. Murray State (1-3) at E. Illinois (1-4), 7 p.m. Ind. State (2-2) at S. Dakota State (2-1), 7 p.m. Nebraska (0-4) at Wisconsin (3-1), 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTAlabama (5-0) at Arkansas (1-4), noon Oklahoma (5-0) vs. Texas (4-1) at Dallas, noon S.F. Austin (1-3) at Sam Houston St. (2-2), 2 p.m. Jackson State (1-2) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Kansas State (2-3) at Baylor (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Iowa State (1-3) at Okla. State (4-1), 3:30 p.m. SE La. (2-3) at Incarnate Word (2-2), 5 p.m. Houston Baptist (1-3) at Cent. Ark. (2-2), 7 p.m. UTSA (2-3) at Rice (1-4), 7 p.m. Kentucky (5-0) at Texas A&M (3-2), 7 p.m. Ala. A&M (2-3) at Texas Southern (1-3), 7 p.m. La.-Lafayette (1-4) at Texas State (1-3), 7 p.m. North Texas (4-1) at UTEP (0-5), 7:30 p.m.FAR WESTUC Davis (3-1) at N. Colorado (0-5), 2:05 p.m. S. Utah (0-4) at E. Washington (4-1), 3:05 p.m. Navy (2-2) at Air Force (1-3), 3:30 p.m. San Diego State (3-1) at Boise St. (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Arizona State (3-2) at Colorado (4-0), 4 p.m. Portland State (1-4) at Montana (4-1), 4 p.m. New Mexico (2-2) at UNLV (2-2), 4 p.m. Weber State (3-1) at N. Arizona (2-3), 5:30 p.m. Idaho (2-2) at Idaho State (3-1), 5:35 p.m. Washington (4-1) at UCLA (0-4), 7:30 p.m. Liberty (2-2) at New Mexico State (1-4), 8 p.m. Wash. State (4-1) at Oregon State (1-4), 8 p.m. Cal Poly (1-4) at Sacramento State (2-2), 9 p.m. California (3-1) at Arizona (2-3), 10 p.m. Fresno State (3-1) at Nevada (3-2), 10:30 p.m. Colo. State (1-4) at San Jose State (0-4), 10:30 p.m. Utah (2-2) at Stanford (4-1), 10:30 p.m. Wyoming (2-3) at Hawaii (5-1), 11:59 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 tieTodays GamesColumbus at Montreal, 3 p.m. New England at Atlanta United FC, 3:30 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. Minnesota United at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Orlando City at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Colorado, 9 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sundays GameChicago at D.C. United, 1 p.m.Mondays 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. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Sunday National League Division SeriesFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Colorado Off Milwaukee Off at Atlanta Off Los Angeles OffAmerican League Division Series Todayat Boston Off New York Off at Houston Off Cleveland OffNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Edmonton -117 at New Jersey +107 at Toronto -241 Ottawa +221 at Dallas -113 Winnipeg +103 at Buffalo -127 N.Y. Rangers +117 at Pittsburgh -255 Montreal +225 at Tampa Bay Off Florida Off Nashville -150 at N.Y. Islanders +140 at St. Louis -159 Chicago +149 at Minnesota -117 Vegas +107 Anaheim -124 at Arizona +114 at Colorado -121 Philadelphia +111 at Calgary -205 Vancouver +185COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOGat Ga. South. 11 11 56 So.Alabama South Florida 13 15 71 at UMass Clemson 16 19 61 at WFU at Temple 14 10 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 13 64 ODU at Ohio State 28 26 64 Indiana at N.C. State 3 6 59 Boston Col. LSU 3 2 44 at Florida Missouri +2 1 63 at S.Carolina at Michigan 18 17 47 Maryland at Cincinnati 8 7 48 Tulane Ohio 14 12 69 at Kent St. at W. Michigan 2 4 57 E. Michigan Buffalo 7 7 52 at Cent.Mich. at Akron 3 5 49 Miami (OH) Notre Dame 1 7 55 at Va. Tech Illinois 1 4 49 at Rutgers at Boise St. 17 14 51 San Diego St. at Colorado 1 2 64 Arizona St. Liberty 5 4 63 at NMSU North Texas 25 26 53 at UTEP Washington 22 21 52 at UCLA at Stanford 5 3 46 Utah Fresno St. 13 15 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 MichiganSt .10 10 43 Northwestrn at West Virginia 24 27 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 56 Iowa St. at Georgia 28 26 54 Vanderbilt Iowa 2 7 43 at Minnesota at Toledo 20 22 70 Bowl.Green Auburn 4 3 43 at Miss. St. Navy 3 3 48 at Air Force at Mississippi 21 21 75 ULM Oklahoma 9 7 60 Texas at Memphis 32 36 76 UConn ULL 3 3 60 at Texas St. UTSA 1 1 50 at Rice at Baylor 2 4 55 Kansas St. at Miami 11 13 48 Florida St. at Wisconsin 22 17 60 Nebraska Colorado St. 4 2 60 at SanJoseSt. at Hawaii 1 3 55 WyomingNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Baltimore 1 3 45 at Cleveland at Kansas City 3 3 49 Jacksonville Tennessee 4 5 39 at Buffalo at Carolina 5 6 43 N.Y. Giants Denver Pk 1 42 at N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh 4 3 58 Atlanta at Detroit +1 Pk 51 Green Bay at Cincinnati 5 6 48 Miami at L.A. Chargers 5 6 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 TRANSACTIONS FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS „ Placed TE Tyler Eifert on injured reserve. Activated LB Vontaze Bur“ ct. 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PAGE 13 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 B3South Lakes Mike Na“ eld (7) makes a carry at a game between South Lake High School and Eustis High School at South Lake High School in Groveland on Friday, October 5, 2018. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] South Lakes Joey Pendarvis (13) looks for running room against Eustis on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Fred GoodallAssociated PressTAMPA „ Tampa Bays best start in eight years has dissolved into a .500 record that raises more ques-tions than it answers about whether this finally will be the year the Buccaneers end their long playoff drought. The Bucs (2-2) weathered Jameis Winstons suspen-sion for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy better than reasonably could have been expected, thanks to Ryan Fitzpatrick becoming the first player in league history to top 400 yards passing in three consecu-tive games.A porous defense, however, is threatening to undermine a season that looked so promising after Fitzpatrick led the team to wins over New Orleans and Super Bowl champion Phila-delphia to start the season.Last Sundays 48-10 loss to the Chicago Bears sent the Bucs into their bye week amid questions about whether coach Dirk Koetter might fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith during a break that couldnt arrive soon enough.Despite being throttled by a Bears defense led by Khalil Mack, Tampa Bay has the NFLs top-ranked passing attack and is No. 3 in total offense.The flip side is the Bucs have allowed a league-high 139 points through four games and have given up more yardage than every team except the Kansas City Chiefs, who are 4-0 despite their shortcomings on defense.Weve got to own it and we have to fix it,Ž coach Dirk Koetter said in the wake of what the coach described as a horrificŽ performance against the Bears.Koetter is adamant, though, that firing Smith, the former Atlanta Falcons head coach, is not the answer.Not even after the Bucs were shredded by Chicagos Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft, for 354 yards passing and six touchdowns.Sure, any play-callers on both sides of the ball would love to have calls back ... anything that doesnt work,Ž Koetter said. But we have to figure that out, and the nice thing about having a bye right now is weve four games of our own to look at.ŽSince firing former coach Lovie Smith after the 2015 season, in part because Tampa Bay was having problems stopping opponents, the Bucs have invested heavily in the defense through free agency and the draft.Injuries have tested depth on the defensive line, as well as in a secondary missing cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and safety Chris Conte.The absence of a consis-tent running game, capable of keeping opposing quarterbacks on the sideline for extended stretches, has hurt, too, considering the Bucs faced Drew Brees, Nick Foles and Ben Roethlisberger in the first three games.It was easy for me to stand up here and say we faced two Hall of Famers and a Super Bowl-winning quarterback. That wasnt the case (last Sunday),Ž Koetter said. Tip your hat to Trubisky for doing what he had to do. We need to focus on what we need to do better.ŽLovie Smith was let go after a season in which the Bucs finished 10th in total defense, allowing 340.4 yards per game.Bucs search for answers on defense during bye weekChicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) makes a touchdown reception against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback M.J. Stewart (36) on Sunday in Chicago. A porous defense is threatening to undermine a Buccaneers season that looked so promising after Ryan Fitzpatrick led the team to wins over New Orleans and Super Bowl champion Philadelphia to start the season. [AP PHOTO/DAVID BANKS, FILE] South Lake (3-3) set the tone for the game by stifling the Panthers on the games opening possession. The Eagles defense forced Rashon Scott, the leading rusher in Lake and Sumter counties, to run laterally rather than vertically. That neutralized Scotts speed advantage and South Lakes interior defense kept constant pressure on Eustis freshman quarterback Blayne Romano. The strategy worked to per-fection. Romano was sacked five times in the first half and Eustis (4-3) mustered only six yards of total offense against the stout Eagles defense. On the other side of the ball, South Lake had a field day. Senior quarterback Baylee Heuser and wide receiver Joey Pendarvis connected on six receptions for 136 yards, including a 52-yard touch-down pass. Heuser was 7 of 9 in the first half for 161 yards. For the game, Pendarvis fin-ished with 12 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Wyatt Watson turned in a workmanlike performance, running for 55 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the opening 24 minutes. In his third start since replacing Kelley Joiner Jr., who suf-fered a broken right leg against Crystal River, Watson kept drives alive with his physical, punishing blue-collar approach. The second half was little more than window dressing, with South Lake outscoring the Panthers 21-14. Scott, who was held to 40 yards in the first half, got untracked with a 32-yard scoring run in the third quarter. For the most part, however, South Lake held the slippery senior in check, lim-iting him to 111 yards on 20 carries. South Lakes ground attack produced 170 yards. Zach Martin led the way with 88 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown and Watson finished with 86 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. Heuser completed 13 of 17 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. Next week, South Lake will hit the road to face Class 6A-District 5 rival Leesburg at H.O. Dabney Stadium. The Eagles and Yellow Jackets faced off last year in a classic, with Leesburg quarterback Wyatt Rector throwing for nearly 600 yards and South Lake running back Kelley Joiner Jr. surpassing 400 yards in a 47-40 Leesburg win. Eustis is off next week and will host Orlando Jones on Oct. 19 in a Class 5A-District 13 contest. EUSTISFrom Page B1We made a couple of mis-takes and it would have been a different outcome without those mistakes,Ž said Tavares coach Gavin Jones, who was making his debut as the Bulldogs interim head coach. Our defense played great football and our offense did what we asked them to do and didnt quit. The kids played hard.ŽLeesburg showed some of its season-long problems right from the start. The Yellow Jackets opened the game with a solid defensive stand, forcing a punt from Tavares 14-yard line on fourth-and-18. Lees-burg then had three straight solid runs to pick up a first down on the Tavares 31.But from there the Yellow Jackets did a quick march in the wrong direction. After a delay of game penalty, a low snap resulting in a 6-yard loss, another penalty and a sack, Leesburg was looking at a fourth-and-46 from their own 33.Tavares (2-4) took advantage with a 14-play, 72-yard drive to take the lead. The key play came with the Bulldogs facing a fourth-and-9 near midfield when Jeffrey Lam-bert took off running on a fake punt for a 22-yard gain down to Leesburgs 30.Three running plays and a face mask penalty on Leesburg set Tavares up with a first-and-goal from the 10. It took four plays from there, but Taylor Lunsford punched it in from a yard out for the score on fourth down with 20 sec-onds left in the first quarter.The Bulldogs added a 2-point conversion run for an 8-0 lead.Tavares dominated posses-sion in the second quarter with a 12-play drive, but got noth-ing to show for it after three straight incompletions from the Leesburg 27.It was the same story after a quick three-and-out from Leesburg, but this time Tava-res stalled on the Leesburg 24.In the second half, Leesburg made Tavares pay for not capitalizing on those early chances. TAVARESFrom Page B1 FOOTBALLMount Dora 55, Deltona Pine Ridge 7Jamari Youman scooped up a fumble and raced into the end zone for a score on the games opening possession, igniting a scoring explosion to lead Mount Dora to a 55-7 blowout of Deltona Pine Ridge Friday night in Deltona.Youman was the defensive star of the game, also intercepting a pass for a touchdown, and Mount Dora got four rushing touchdowns from Isayah Hatter as the Hurricanes put up 41 first half points.The second half started much the same way that the first half ended, with Mount Dora scoring. There was a running clock the rest of the way.Its good after three losses to come back with a big win,Ž Mount Dora coach Frank Scott said.Mount Dora (3-3) faces South Sumter next week.East Ridge 15, Oviedo Hagerty 7East Ridges defense stepped up with two goal-line stands and Junior Garcia had a 27-yard interception return to lead the Knights to a 15-7 win over Hagerty on Friday night during home-coming in Clermont.East Ridge (1-5) answered Hagertys opening score when James Tharp caught a touchdown pass from Robbie Sanders and then Garcias interception return helped the Knights to a 12-7 lead at the half.Max Morningstar accounted for the only points of the second half when he capped a timeconsuming drive for East Ridge with a 35-yard field goal.From there the Knights counted on the defense to come through. The final goal-line stand ended with Hagerty (4-3) on the East Ridge 2-yard line. From there the Knights were able to pick up two first downs to run out the clock.East Ridge hosts Ocala West Port next week.Ocoee Legacy 35, First Acad-emy of Leesburg 18First Academy of Leesburg built an 18-15 lead at halftime, but couldnt maintain the pace as Legacy Charter pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 35-18 win at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex on Friday night.First Academy quarterback Sammy Punt hit 7 of 12 passes for 128 yards with one touchdown while Trevon Cummings added 66 yards rushing on 14 car-ries and Sakobe Sanders had 46 yards and a touchdown on four carries.Defensively, Chase Hollowell had 13 tackles and Garrett Hampton added 12 tackles for the Eagles.First Academy travels to Jacksonville next week to play Eagles View.Wildwood 68, Bronson 0Wildwood was so dominant in its blowout win over Bronson Friday night that the coaches agreed to go to a running clock with five minutes remaining in the second quarter.Wildwood (4-3) scored three defensive touchdowns and another on a blocked punt but got to run only 20 offensive plays in a game in which they seemingly scored at will.Wildwood faces Keystone Heights next week in an away game that figures to be a much tougher matchup for two teams with playoff hopes.The Villages 49, Umatilla 14The Villages remained perfect on the season with a dominant 49-14 win over Umatilla at home Friday night.The Buffalo roared out of the gate, taking a 28-7 lead after the first quarter and carrying a 42-7 lead into the locker room at the half before taking their foot off the gas and cruising to an easy victory.The Villages moved to 6-0 on the season, while Umatilla dropped to 0-7.Mount Dora Christian 53, Seven Rivers Christian 0Mount Dora Christian evened its record at 3-3 with a decisive shutout win over Seven Rivers Christian (1-5) Friday.VOLLEYBALL South Lake 3, Auburndale 0Amanda Garber had four aces, five kills, six digs and 21 assists, Kylee Brooks had three aces, eight kills and three digs and Ariel Modeste had seven kills and two digs to lead South Lake to a 25-17, 25-9, 25-16 win over Auburndale on Thurs-day night.South Lake improved 10-6 on the season and hosts Lake Minneola on Monday at 7 p.m.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPIsayah Hatter (9), who had four touchdowns on the night for Mount Dora, eludes a Deltona tackler. [JOE OTT / CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comMiami coach Mark Richt has been on every imaginable side of the series. He played in it for the Hurricanes. He was an assistant coach for the Seminoles. Hes now back his alma mater, trying to lead it to its first home win over FSU since 2004.We all know what a big game it is,Ž Richt said. We all know whats at stake.ŽSo does FSU coach Willie Taggart, who is going to be part of the game for the first time. He knows exactly what its all about.Youve got two storied programs that have some very talented young men on their team,Ž Taggart said. And they dislike each other, and it will be one exciting, physical, talented football game.ŽHeres some of what to know going into todays game:TURNOVER ACCESSORIESMiami has the Turnover Chain; Florida State rebutted this year with the Turnover Backpack. Whichever acces-sory comes out the most will probably indicate which team will win „ no team has lost the turnover battle and won a Miami-Florida State game since 2008. If there is one drawback to the chain for Miami, its this: The noise generated by fans when it comes out often has the Hur-ricanes offense needing to use a silent cadence when play resumes, even in its own sta-dium, because the celebration on the sideline is still ongoing.CAN U RUN?Miami rushed for at least 100 yards against Florida State in six straight meetings from 2000 through 2004. The Hurricanes have gotten to the 100-yard mark in rushing in only four of the 13 meetings since, and have averaged a mere 2.2 yards per carry over the last three Miami-FSU matchups. Against all other opponents over that same span, Miami averages 4.7 yards per rush.RANKING RANCORFlorida State has lost four consecutive games against opponents in the Top 25. The Seminoles have not lost five games in a row to ranked teams since a 13-game slide from 1969 through 1976. Theres been 15 past instances of a ranked team facing an unranked team in the MiamiFSU rivalry „ in those games, the ranked team has gone 13-2.RIGHT AT HOMEHome-field advantage does not make a team unbeatable in this series. Far from it. Florida State is 20-17 in games played in Miami or the Hurricanes current home in Miami Gardens (a record that includes Miamis win over Florida State at the Jan. 1, 2004, Orange Bowl, technically a neutral-site game). Miami is 15-10 in games at Tallahassee, including a win last season.SOMETHING WILL GIVEThe good news for Miami is that since 1986, there have been nine double-digit favor-ites going into this rivalry matchup „ and those favor-ites have won all nine of those games. The bad news for Miami is that out of the last six times the Hurricanes have been favored to beat Florida State, theyve gone 1-5. Most books have Miami as about a 13-point favorite this week; the last time FSU was such a big underdog against the Hur-ricanes was 2002. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1Miami head coach Mark Richt watches during a game against FIU on Sept. 22 in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY] Florida State head coach Willie Taggert looks at the game clock late in the second half of a game against Louisville last week in Louisville, Kentucky. Florida State won 28-24. [AP PHOTO/TIMOTHY D. EASLEY] Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) pitches out to running back Jordan Scarlett (25) during a game against Mississippi State last week in Starkville, Mississippi. Coming off consecutive road wins against Tennessee and Mississippi State, Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) returns home in hopes of topping last years win total and notching its most signi“ cant victory since upsetting then-No. 3 Mississippi in 2015. [AP PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS, FILE] MLB PLAYOFFS The Associated PressHOUSTON „ Its October and George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are all hitting home runs once again, helping the Houston Astros to a postseason win.A year after launching a World Series-record 15 homers in winning their first championship, the Astros picked up right where they left off, hit-ting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Friday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.Martin Maldonado also connected for the Astros, who didnt waste any time displaying the same power that carried them to last years title.Much was made about the pitching prowess these teams possess in the days leading up to this game. But it was a bunch of longballs to put the Astros ahead in this best-of-five series.As much as Ive heard different opinions about our offense, its pretty long, its pretty good, its pretty potent,Ž manager AJ Hinch said. Case in point today.ŽHoustons pop backed up a solid start by Justin Verlander, who bested Corey Kluber in a matchup of Cy Young Award-winning aces in the first postseason meeting between these teams.Verlander took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and got his 12th playoff win. He allowed two hits and two runs in 5.1 innings „ the Indians finished with only three hits, all singles.Kluber, a two-time Cy Young winner who was coming off his first 20-win season, was tagged for three home runs in 4.2 innings. It was a repeat performance from last Octob ers ALDS, when he made two starts against the Yankees and left with a 12.79 ERA.Game 2 is Saturday in Houston. Gerrit Cole starts for the Astros against Carlos Carrasco.The Astros hit 27 homers last post-season „ Springer hit five in the World Series and set a record by connecting in four straight games on his way to win-ning the MVP award.Bregman, coming off a breakout year, got Houstons first hit with his drive to the Crawford Boxes in left field to start a two-run fourth inning. The only thing I can say about him is without him we wouldnt be here,Ž Altuve said.The 103-win Astros were still up 2-0 when Springer led off the fifth with a full-count homer to left. That made him just the third player in major league history to homer in five straight postseason games. A LDS: Astros hit 4 HRs, blast IndiansThe Astros George Springer celebrates his solo home run against Indians pitcher Corey Kluber on Friday in Houston. [DAVID J. PHILLIP/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] The Associated PressMILWAUKEE „ Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee bullpen kept in control, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Friday for a commanding 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.The Brewers won their 10th straight game going back to their impressive finish to the regular season. Erik Kratz had two hits and drove in two runs, Hernan Perez hit two ground-rule doubles and Milwaukees bullpen closed the door after Chacin delivered in his playoff debut.Game 3 is Sunday at Coors Field. Another win, and Milwaukee is into the NL Championship Series for the first time since its previous postsea-son appearance in 2011.Nolan Arenado had two of Colorados six hits „ just two more than the franchise playoff low set in Thurs-days 3-2, 10-inning loss in Game 1. The wild-card Rockies have scored six times in their last four games, and their potent lineup is showing signs of frustration.Chris Iannetta snapped his bat in half over his right leg after he struck out with Ian Desmond on third and no one out in the seventh. Looking ahead German Marquez will start Game 3 for the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series against the Brewers.Milwaukee manager Craig Coun-sell said he will turn to Wade Miley in the third game on Sunday unless the left-hander is needed out of the bullpen in Game 2.Marquez going in Game 3 likelymeans that Kyle Freeland will start Game 4 if necessary on Monday atCoors Field.The 23-year-old Marquez was 14-11 with a 3.77 ERA this season.He last pitched on Monday, allowing four runs on five hits in 4.2 innings in a loss in the NL West tiebreakergame to the Dodgers.Manager Bud Black said he wentwith Marquez over Freeland in partbecause that was how the starterslined up in the regular season. Free-land (17-7, 2.85) would also get an extra day of rest after starting the NL wild card game on Tuesday onthree days of rest.Miley signed as a free agent with the Brewers in the offseason. He wasone of the teams most consistentpitchers, going 5-2 with a 2.57 ERAin 16 starts.NLDS: Chacin, Brewers blank Rockies for 20 leadAt a glanceNATIONAL LEAGUE MILWAUKEE VS. COLORADO Sunday: Milwaukee (Miley 5-2) at Colorado (Marquez 14-11), 4:37 p.m. EDT LOS ANGELES VS. ATLANTA Sunday: Los Angeles (Buehler 8-5) at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON VS. NEW YORK Today: New York (Tanaka 12-6) at Boston (Price 16-7), 8:15 p.m. EDT HOUSTON VS. CLEVELAND Today: Cleveland (Carrasco 17-10) at Houston (Cole 15-5), 4:37 p.m. EDT Points are going to be hard to come by,Ž Gardner-Johnson said.A packed stadium should help Florida, although the team has dropped three consecutive conference games at the Swamp. The Gators havent lost four straight in league play at home since a six-game slide spanning seven years and World War II (1942-49).Floridas last home sellout came against rival Florida State in the 2015 home finale. Mullen has made it a priority to get the energy and atmosphere back to what it used to be when the Gators were among the SEC elite.I expect (there) to not be an open seat anywhere in the Swamp,Ž Mullen said. If you look at college football, student bodies set the tempo and really set the atmosphere for everybody else out there. ... They come in and theyre on their feet, jumping up and down, going crazy in the game. I think the rest of the crowd feeds off that. Thats one of the things that I want us to get back to: having the student body really dominating the environment.ŽSome other things to know before LSU and Florida play for the 65th time and 48th straight year:TEBOW HONOREDFlorida will induct 2007 Heis-man Trophy winner Tim Tebow into the programs Ring of Honor at the end of the first quarter. Tebow, currently working as a college football analyst at SEC Network, will become the sixth player with his name prominently and permanently displayed inside the Swamp. The Gators also will celebrate the 2008 national championship team at halftime.SHORING UPLSUs banged-up offensive line is about as healthy as weve been,Ž Orgeron said. The Tigers have yet to start the same com-bination of blockers in any game this season, but left tackle Sahdiq Charles is expected to return from a two-game absence. Right tackle Adrian Magee played last week for the first time since the season opener. LSU will be with-out left guard Garrett Brumfield.QUICK THROWSExpect Florida to continue to get Franks to make quick reads and get rid of the football, a scheme that worked well at Mississippi State. The Gators realize their offensive line is a weak link and want to minimize unfavorable matchups and avoid negative plays against LSU.SLIPPERY SLOPELSU didnt have a turnover during its first three games, but has lost three fumbles in the last two outings. The lack of ball security has Orgeron concerned against Florida, which has a league-leading 14 takeaways. LSUFrom Page B1


Job applicants talk with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida on June 21 in Sunrise, Fla. [LYNNE SLADKY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] | Saturday, October 6, 2018 B5 Eye on inflationThe prices that producers receive for their goods and services have been increasing more slowly of late. The producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, fell 0.1 percent in August after being flat in July. Falling prices for transportation and warehousing services helped pull down the August reading. Did the trend continue last month? Find out Wednesday, when the Labor Department reports its latest producer price index.Bank on more profitsJPMorgan Chase serves up its third-quarter results Friday. The nations largest bank by assets and revenue has benefited from higher interest rates, which allow banks to reap bigger profits from credit cards and other loans, and from a much lower tax bill. In the second quarter, JPMorgans profits jumped 18 percent from a year earlier. Analysts expect the banks latest earnings also improved from a year ago.The Florence effectHurricane Florence saddled Delta Air Lines with millions in losses in the third quarter. The airline, which is due to report quarterly results Thursday, recently warned that it took a $30 million hit from the hurricane, which caused at least 3,500 flight cancellations last month, mostly in the Carolinas. Delta also noted its paying more for fuel. Even so, financial analysts project that Delta will report increased earnings. Producer price indexseasonally adjusted percent changeSource: FactSet-0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5% S A J J M A flat est.2018JPM 90 105 $120 $114.6217 $96.36 Source: FactSet Operating EPSPrice-earnings ratio: 15 based on past 12-month results Dividend: $3.20 Div. yield: 2.8%Q3 17Q3 18$1.76 est. $2.27 Today 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 AO MJJAS 2,840 2,900 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,885.57 Change: -16.04 (-0.6%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 AO MJJAS 26,280 26,620 26,960 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,447.05 Change: -180.43 (-0.7%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 917 Declined 1917 New Highs 21 New Lows 371 Vol. (in mil.) 3,277 Pvs. Volume 3,436 2,516 3,134 869 2019 25 186 NYSE NASDDOW 26676.16 26301.81 26447.05 -180.43 -0.68% +6.99% DOW Trans. 11294.60 11133.01 11206.77 -89.43 -0.79% +5.60% DOW Util. 735.86 722.38 733.73 +11.17 +1.55% +1.43% NYSE Comp. 13069.13 12935.65 12991.95 -50.35 -0.39% +1.43% NASDAQ 7902.67 7715.97 7788.45 -91.06 -1.16% +12.82% S&P 500 2909.64 2869.29 2885.57 -16.04 -0.55% +7.93% S&P 400 1986.47 1956.92 1967.98 -14.11 -0.71% +3.55% Wilshire 5000 30086.96 29642.43 29823.03 -182.67 -0.61% +7.30% Russell 2000 1651.53 1618.14 1632.11 -14.80 -0.90% +6.29% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 33.99 -.13 -0.4 s s s -12.6 -8.6 7 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 171.33 165.83 +.12 +0.1 t t t +66.3 +74.8 30 0.24 Amer Express AXP 87.54 111.77 107.23 -.51 -0.5 s s s +8.0 +20.4 16 1.56f AutoNation Inc AN 38.96 62.02 39.20 -.14 -0.4 t t t -23.6 -17.4 10 ... Brown & Brown BRO 24.04 31.55 29.32 -.31 -1.0 t t t ... +22.8 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.88 +.03 +0.1 t s t ... +4.2 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 34.56 -.65 -1.8 t t t -13.4 -6.9 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.93 124.00 108.39 +.25 +0.2 t t t +12.9 +39.2 21 3.00 Disney DIS 96.80 118.10 114.78 -1.35 -1.2 t s t +6.8 +17.2 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.21 24.89 13.18 +.52 +4.1 s s s -24.6 -46.3 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.49 +.15 +0.3 s t s -26.6 -12.9 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 131.52 170.72 167.56 -1.06 -0.6 t s t +18.3 +27.6 30 2.74f Home Depot HD 160.53 215.43 196.38 -2.47 -1.2 t t t +3.6 +22.7 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 149.03 -2.28 -1.5 t s t -2.9 +7.5 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.70 109.74 -1.04 -0.9 t s t +18.1 +38.1 23 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.30 +.25 +1.0 s s s +31.4 +22.3 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 175.65 172.37 +3.12 +1.8 s s s +10.4 +16.8 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 106.49 -.12 -0.1 t t t -11.2 +0.7 31 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 66.70 -.48 -0.7 t t t +3.3 +15.5 13 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 93.31 -.90 -1.0 t t t -5.5 +21.7 22 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.20 -.91 -3.4 t t t -10.1 -14.5 33 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest BUSINESS By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stock and bond prices fell again Friday after the Labor Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace, and inves-tors worried about a three-day surge in yields.The Department of Labor said employers added significantly more jobs in July and August than it previously thought, which made up for a slightly disappoint-ing gain in September. That was another sign economic growth is likely to continue.While thats usually good news for stocks, the market stumbled this week as investors sold government bonds at a rapid pace. That pushed yields to their highest levels in more than seven years, a sign that investors are unsure how high and fast interest rates will rise.Kate Nixon, the chief investment strategist for Northern Trust Wealth Management, said the decline in stock and bond prices started with comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday.In a moderated discussion, Powell expressed confidence in the economy and said rising interest rates are a long wayŽ from hold-ing back growth. Nixon said that means the Fed is intent on raising rates further, and investors arent sure when it intends to stop.The Fed is clearly no longer in the business of being accommodative and now the burden of proof is on the data to prove them wrong,Ž she said. Until last month, the Fed had described its policies as accommodative,Ž or encouraging faster growth, since the Great Recession.The S&P 500 index lost 16.04 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,885.57. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 180.43 points, or 0.7 percent, to 26,447.05.Stocks sink again MARKET WATCHDow 26,447.05 180.43 Nasdaq 7,788.45 91.06 S&P 2,885.57 16.04 Russell 1,632.11 14.80 NYSE 12,991.95 50.35COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,201.20 4.00 Silver 14.569 .009 Platinum 821.10 .10 Copper 2.7510 .0140 Crude (Nov.) 74.34 .01MARKET MOVERS€ Delphi Technologies PLC, down $3.85 to $26.01: The automotive technology company said it no longer expects revenue to grow this year. € LeMaitre Vascular Inc., down $7.44 to $28.53: The medical device maker reported weaker-thanexpected sales and its fourth-quarter revenue forecast also missed analyst estimates.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONRecord imports push US trade gap to $53.2 billionRecord imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade gap „ the difference between what America sells and what it buys abroad „ rose to $53.2 billion in August from $50 billion in July. The August reading was the highest since February. Imports rose 0.6 percent to a record $262.7 billion on higher shipments of cellphones and autos; exports slid 0.8 percent to $209.4 billion.TOKYOToyota recalls 2.4M hybrids due to stalling problemsToyota Motor Corp. says it has issued a recall for 2.43 million hybrid vehicles in Japan and elsewhere for potential problems with stalling. The company said Friday that in rare cases the vehicles might fail to enter a failsafeŽ driving mode, lose power and stall. Power steering and braking would still work but a stall at a fast speed could increase risks of a crash. The recall applies to some Toyota Prius and Auris hybrids made from October 2008-November 2014. Not since 1969: US regains ultra-low 3.7 pct. unemploymentBy Christopher RugaberThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The last time the U.S. unemployment rate was roughly as low as the 3.7 percent it is now „ December 1969 „ the economy was overheating, inflation was spiking and a short recession soon followed. Could that happen again?Probably not anytime soon, most economists say. Yet there are some surpris-ing similarities between todays economy and the late 1960s, when the unemploy-ment rate remained mostly below 4 percent for four straight years.The jobless rate, the gov-ernment reported Friday, is now at its lowest level since the 3.5 percent it reached 49 years ago. And the strength looks likely to endure. There are a record number of open jobs, consumers are confident and economic growth has been brisk. Americas economic expansion is now the second-longest on record, having already surpassed the boom of the 1960s.Despite the similar jobless rates, the economy then was very different and by some measures stronger. Nearly a third of U.S. jobs were in manufacturing, which pro-vided solidly middle-class pay and benefits. Prosperity was more broadly shared, with less economic inequality.Its a period that is frequently recalled with nos-talgia, although racial and ethnic barriers, educational disparities and institutional sexism prevented many millions of Americans from participating in it.Prosperity has become the normal state of the American economy,Ž a White House report in 1969 said.Incomes, even after accounting for taxes and inflation, jumped 7 percent in 1964, the best showing of that decade. The biggest annual gain in the current decade, so far, was just 4.2 percent in 2015.A family could afford to live on one income and own a house and a car,Ž said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, a tax advisory firm.In the late 1960s, more than 95 percent of men in their prime working years either had a job or were looking for one; todays cor-responding figure is roughly 89 percent.Still, a sharp influx of women into the workforce in the 1980s has offset the decline in men in the job market. Overall, a greater proportion of Americans are now working or looking for work than back then.Back in December 1969, a mild recession was begin-ning. The long stretch of low unemployment had led to a classic case of an overheating economy. Growth was a robust 5.8 percent in 1964. Yet President Lyndon Johnson added more stimulus by ramping up gov-ernment spending to pay for his expansive Great Soci-etyŽ anti-poverty programs and for the Vietnam War.Steel mills and other factories cranked out more goods to support the war effort. Annual growth topped 6 percent in 1965 and 1966. The unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in February 1966.With more Americans splurging on appliances, televisions and cars, inflation started to accelerate. Prices jumped 4.7 percent in 1968. One in three work-ers belonged to a union, and many union contracts required annual cost of living increases. So did many non-union contracts.All that ignited what econ-omists call a wage-price spiralŽ: Paychecks grew to keep pace with inflation. Inflation, in turn, rose as companies raised prices to afford to pay those higher wages. Inflation hit 6.2 percent in 1969. The stage had been set for more than a decade of soaring prices, escalated by gasoline-price spikes in the 1970s.Responding to runaway inflation, the Federal Reserve jacked up the short-term interest rate it controls to nearly 9.25 percent in the fall of 1969. Congress also raised taxes in a belated effort to pay for the war and social spend-ing. That double-whammy tipped the economy into a recession, with annual growth plummeting to just 0.2 percent in 1970.Blast from the past


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PAGE 21 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 C1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 TIP OF THE WEEKPROTECT YOUR HOMEThe experts at Terminix have some tips to help protect your home from rodents. Block possible points of entry: Be aware of holes or cracks in the exterior. Trim trees and move debris away from your home: Tree limbs that touch your house can provide an easy access point. Dispose of waste: Keep outdoor trash cans properly closed and far away. BATHSCOSTLY MISTAKESCommon mistakes can cost thousands during a bathroom remodel, according to Consumer Reports. Avoid the following issues to enhance your nished project. 1. Dont rush the process. Take several weeks to plan. Curate your ideas on Pinterest. 2. Dont skimp on skilled labor. Leave more complicated installations to professionals. 3. Dont cut corners on key materials like tile that will get the most use. 4. Dont stop thinking about tomorrow. Plan ahead for aging in place. GREENUPGRADE TO SELLMore than half of people rank energy e ciency as a top requirement for their next home, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. That means homeowners looking to sell should consider these, according to Phyn: Solar panels Smart water-leak detection New windows Smart thermostat By Laura Firszt More Content NowEew! Black mold! A mold-infested house not only looks and smells terrible; it may also be a serious threat to your familys health. Find out how black mold can grow in your home and how to get rid of it. What is black mold? First of all, mold is a multi-celled, thready fungus. The more than 100,000 species of mold in existence come in a veritable rainbow of colors, including white, green, yellow, blue, and pink mold. "Black mold" can refer to a large variety of mold types, although it most commonly describes the highly toxigenic (toxinproducing) Stachybotrys „ which actually tends to be blackish-green in hue. Many other types of black-colored mold are quite harmless. Black mold health risks If youve got black mold in your house, health risks include exacerbated breathing difficulties for household members with asthma or other respiratory problems, and an increased possibility of infection for immunecompromised people. Milder negative reactions include coughing, wheezing, and hay fever-like symptoms. How does black mold grow? Black mold thrives on a combination of moisture, warmth, and cellulose-based food sources like wood and drywall. How do you get rid of it? Start by finding and removing the source of excessive moisture. Next, equip yourself with nonporous gloves, breathing mask, goggles, and protective clothing to protect against the mold. Now youll have to choose what may be cleaned (hard surfaces like walls and floors, as well as machinewashable textiles such as curtains and some area rugs) and what will have to be discarded. Scrub hard surfaces thoroughly with soap and warm water. Launder washables with your usual detergent on a high setting, adding a commercial mold-removing agent if desired. Dry well, with the help of fans or outdoors in the sun where feasible. Laura Firszt writes for mold can be a serious threat to your familys health. [BY INFROGMATION/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS] BLACK MOLD Get it out of your house How to prevent moldWorried about how to prevent mold? Good news: The prevention process involves just three simple steps. And its a lot easier (not to mention less emotionally wrenching) than dealing with the aftereffects of a major black mold infestation. 1. Minimize all sources of unwanted moisture inside your home: „ Have all plumbing system or roof leaks repaired swiftly. „ Remove standing water indoors (and outdoors too „ youll eliminate a potential mosquito breeding ground). „ Avoid any moisture traps.Ž For example, dont leave wet towels or shower curtains crumpled up in the bathroom „ spread them to dry. In a damp basement, avoid carpet and choose tile or concrete ” ooring instead. „ Ventilate „ install (and use!) a good bathroom fan and range hood. Ask a reliable roofer if attic vent installation is advisable. „ Run a dehumidi“ er as necessary. 2. Inspect your home regularly for mold growth. 3. If you spot even the smallest signs of mold, clean them up immediately to keep them from spreading. Home improvement shows on cable television are very popular these days for homeowners contemplating projects. Many times, dcor themes revert to distressed and natural wood looks in rehabbing older homes. Specialty wood products have seen a resurgence in popularity as homeowners have grown weary of painted finger-joint mouldings and orange-peel drywall texture. Many homeowners want a unique room or secret garden area that acts as their place of tranquility, and no other product calms the senses as much as beautiful, natural wood. In Lakeland, there is a wholesale supplier to local lumberyards that specializes in providing unique wood alternatives for homes throughout the state. Cedar Creek, a subsidiary of BlueLinx Corporation, has seen a huge resurgence in specialty woods over the last five years. While other companies gravitated to synthetic woods that look like wood, Cedar Creek invested in stocking and producing real natural wood products. As its name indicates, cedar is a big portion of their product line. Cedar Creek offers a multitude of cedar boards ranging from 1-by-4 to 1-by-12, and the company also has available certain sidings that are hard to find. Homeowners trying to match the real natural wood products in their older home find Cedar Creek to be a great resource. Cedar Creeks biggest advantage in their cedar offering is what they can do with beams, posts, corbels and specialty patterns in their custom wood shop. Pergolas are extremely popular in Lake and Sumter Counties as active adults create a secret garden or special outdoor space for entertaining. Cedar Creek can manufacture beams up to 12-by-16 inches in dimension, and as long as 8 to 32 feet. Plus, in their custom shop they can produce specialty corbels, brackets and roofing member tails to add unique beauty to the pergola. This takes away the expense and difficult job of producing beams like this on the jobsite. Homeowners across the state are rediscovering the uniqueness and beauty of real cypress wood. Cypress is very rot resistant and its natural aging is a look that many homeowners like in their new construction projects. Cedar Creek has available a wide variety of cypress products, including hard-to-find sidings. Plus, they can mill special widths and types. Rough sawn and pecky cypress are available. However, each year cypress is harder to source. Cedar Creeks product lines also offer hard-to-find redwood and hardwood boards, which are used more in high-end projects and matching requirements. Their ability to manufacture and modify these products AROUND THE HOUSESpecialty wood products more readily available Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, C2


C2 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comgives them a unique supply position. Needless to say, redwood and many hardwoods are very expensive because of the environmental limitations in logging. Distressed woods, which mimic older barn wood, are extremely popular but hard to find and even harder to distress on the jobsite. Hewn is now offering a full line of distressed wood in spruce and white oak, which is simply beautiful. Even though the wood is brand new it looks as if it has been part of an old barn for 30 years. Hewn has done a great job in offering a multitude of pre-finished colors in widths from oneinch to four-inches, and lengths from 8-feet to 16-feet. These products are available in interior and exterior applications and are great for accent walls. The natural beauty of specialty wood is available for most construction projects, and Cedar Creeks ability to manufacturer the specific types and sizes opens the possibility for any project. One cautionary note „ these products are pricey, so measure three times before you cut. Your local lumberyard can give you more information on these and other available specialty wood product lines. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page C1 What do a commercial vegetable farm, an Arabian horse training center, a sod farm and a plant tissue culture lab have in common? They're all Lake County agri-businesses and all stops on the upcoming 9th Annual UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Farm Tour. The Friday, Nov. 16 bus tour offers participants a behind-the-scenes look at some of the agricultural industries that drive our local economy. Participants are treated to educational narration between stops by one of the local agriculture Extension Agents and have a chance to interact with and ask questions of local farmers at each stop. Additionally, this year's participants will tour the Mid Florida Research and Education Center, a University of Florida Research Station in Apopka. Doors open at 8 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension offices at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, with buses loading at 8:15 and returning by 5 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and includes lunch. Registration is required at 2018lakecountyfarmtour. This tour is sponsored in part by Florida Farm Bureau of Lake County. Lake County has undergone a lot of changes in recent decades. Prior to the 1980s, one would be hard pressed to swing a cat and not hit a citrus tree. A combination of devastating freezes, diseases and development has brought the total acreage of citrus in Lake County from more than 120,000 acres in 1969 to just under 9,000 today. In response, local farmers have diversified their crops and business plans. With nearly 2,000 agricultural businesses and $142 million in annual sales (2012 USDA Census of Agriculture), there is no doubt that agriculture remains a powerful force in Lake County. This year's tour celebrates a few of our valued enterprises. Long and Scott Farms in Mount Dora produces a variety of vegetables and is most well known for their delicious Zellwood sweet corn. Lake Jem Sod is using cutting-edge science to produce turf that is more disease resistant and drought tolerant. Peri Lee Training LLC, in Sorrento, is home to some of the finest Arabian horses in North America. Ag3 in Eustis is a state-of-the-art biotech facility where ornamental plants are grown from tissue cultures. These farms, and many others like them, are part of what make Lake County such a special place to live and work. To learn more about our upcoming farm tour, or any of the other upcoming educational opportunities offered through UF/IFAS Lake County Extension, call 352-343-4101. Megan Mann is interim director and a livestock agent at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center. Email her at THE EXTENSIONAnnual Farm Tour features local agri-businesses Megan MannLake County Extension Farm Tour participants will get up close and personal with champion Arabian horses at Peri Lee Training LLC in Sorrento. [SUBMITTED] By Norman WinterTribune News Service (TNS)A couple of weeks ago I was walking a trail and had one of those OMG moments as I spotted a plant 20 feet away and could tell it was a champion of pollinators. At the risk of being a plant geek, I will tell you it was amazing to watch the bees, swallowtails, and hairstreaks all on a frenzy to get to the flowers. When this happens you simply have to take notice as this is not an everyday occurrence in the garden. The plant was a native called the hoary mountain mint. Botanically speaking it is known as Pycnanthemum incanum, pronounced pickNAN-the-mum in-Kanum. Your first thought may be that I am going to write about a mintŽ but I assure you these are champions. There are roughly 20 species found in the United States and Canada and the Herb Society of America named it Notable Native in 2016. While others tout their aromas, oils, medicinal, or cooking uses I am simply talking about one of the best pollinator plants on the planet. Those with silver/whitish foliage like the Hoary Mountain Mint and the silver green Clustered Mountain Mint are also striking in the garden when grown either with other silver-leafed plants or against a backdrop of typical dark green leaves. In Georgia, the Clustered Mountain Mints bloom from the end of May until frost while the Hoary Mountain Mint starts a little later. Further north they may not start blooming until June and July. While it might not capture your attention with its incredible color it will simply mesmerize you with the sheer number of pollinators it attracts. You simply cant walk away from the plant as you want to watch all that is happening and see what flying creature might come in next. You may find yourself asking, OK, what about the flowers. The Clustered Mountain Mint is actually showy in the garden looking green then forming silver colored bracts with disks that open to reveal small pink blossoms. The bracts are very striking and open the door for some wonderful plant combinations. The Hoary Mount Mint Flowers has small white two-lipped flowers that may also exhibit lavender hues and purple spotting. They, too, are borne in terminal clusters. In the end, though you really find yourself wondering how those tiny pink flowers could be so delectable to the insect world. The Mountain Mints seem to have found their niche in the plant mail order marketing program versus the typical garden center. No doubt there are those glorious garden centers that can testify that they sell them, and believe me we all stand and applaud. The consensus is the name Mountain Mint is a little misleading, and that youll find them in open woods, thickets, and fields from the Gulf States to Maine. The best place to plant them in the landscape, to me, is in dry to medium, moist, but well-drained soil and grown at the woodland edge. I have seen them performing in full sun but it seems a little afternoon shade is appreciated. You may be thrilled to know deer avoid these plants. In addition to the two I have been touting the North American Butterfly Association is also high on Narrow-leaf Mountain Mint, Pycnathemum tenuifolium, and the Virginia Mountain Mint, P. virginianum, that is endangered or threatened in some states.Mountain Mints are champions for landscapeBy Lee ReichThe Associated PressGarden cleanup, lawn mowing and falling leaves all provide materials that make autumn a good time of year for composting. No need for exotic ingredients, fancy equipment or a degree in soil microbiology to put together a pile that yields quality compost and is not unpleasantly aromatic. Housing for your compost pet You might look upon your compost pile as a pet, a conglomeration of millions of beneficial fungi, bacteria and other soil microorganisms. The pet benefits from the right housing. So one item that can greatly improve your compost-making is some sort of enclosure „ a compost bin. A bin can fend off raccoons and stray dogs, as well as retain moisture and heat generated by the hard-working compost microorganisms. The latter is especially important as outdoor temperatures cool. And if nothing more, a compost bin keeps a compost pile from looking like a garbage pile. Whether you purchase a bin or make one yourself, 9 cubic feet is the minimum size for a critical mass to generate and maintain heat. My homemade state of the artŽ compost bin was originally constructed from 1-by-12-inch wooden boards, 5 feet long and notched near their ends so that they could be stacked together like Lincoln Logs. Nowadays, I use 1-by6-inch manufactured wood,Ž which should last many, many years. The boards are about 4 feet long and, as before, have notches cut into them so they can stack. Food and water for your compost pet If you become even more enthusiastic about composting, you might lavish more attention on the mix of ingredients. The two most important foodstuffs of composting microorganisms are carbon and nitrogen. Old, usually brown and dry plant materials, such as autumn leaves, straw and sawdust, are rich in carbon. The older the plant material, the richer it is in carbon. Nitrogen-rich materials include succulent, green plant parts, such as tomato stalks; vegetable waste from the kitchen; and grass clippings, as well as manures. Especially concentrated sources of nitrogen include nitrogen fertilizers and seed meals. Soybean meal (available at feed stores) is my favorite high-nitrogen feed. Fuel your compost with a mix of nitrogen-rich and carbon-rich materials. How much of each to add will vary with their composition and particle size, but let observation and experience be your guides. A long-probed compost thermometer and your nose are good monitoring devices. If your pile never heats up „ and temperatures above 130 degrees are not uncommon „ it could be due to an excess of carbon, weather thats too cold, or materials added gradually over a long a period of time. Offensive smells and the presence of flies might indicate the opposite problem „ too much nitrogen. Attention to water is the next level of care you might lavish on your compost pile. Too little water results in little or no activity, another reason why a pile may not heat up. Too much water drives out air and results in offensive smells. No care also works, eventually You could do even more for your pile. You could chop the ingredients. You could stir the whole mass up and rebuild the pile after a few weeks or months.Autumns a good time for making compostThis undated photo shows compost bins in New Paltz, N.Y. A good compost bin makes easy work of adding ingredients or removing compost and also fends off scavengers and retains heat and moisture. [LEE REICH VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 23 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 C3By Jura KonciusThe Washington PostJapanese decluttering diva Marie Kondo started out as an organizing consultant while she was a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Her 2011 book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpŽ has sold millions of copies, and her idea of keeping items only if they spark joyŽ has inspired many to toss mountains of household clutter. Her KonMariŽ method has six basic rules: Commit yourself to tidying up. Imagine your ideal lifestyle. Finish discarding first. Tidy by category, not by location. Follow the right order. Ask yourself if it sparks joy. Kondo recently joined a Washington Post live chat, answering readers questions about our complex relationship with stuff. During the chat, she shared something that brings her joy. The question was How many PJs do you think women should have. Summer and winter?Ž She replied, The KonMari Method does not set a numerical limit on the number of items you should own. Rather, it is about learning what items spark joy for you. For me personally, I own 15 sets of pajamas in total „ both summer and winter. Clearly pajamas spark joy for me!Ž Heres Kondos advice for chat readers on obstacles that keep some of us buried in clutter. Space. Dont blame the size of your home for your lack of organization. Kondo said she successfully organizes homes in Japan, where a 1,000-square-foot home is considered large. Her advice: When organizing a small house, it is important to store things in the same category together „ dont scatter them in different places around the house. In order to take full advantage of the storage systems you do have „ such as the pantry or closet „ make sure you store everything vertically. This will help you save space.Ž Sentimentality. Kondos main advice for dealing with sentimental items „ say, things that remind you of a deceased loved one „ is to tidy them up only after you have organized the less emotional categories. So start with clothing, books and papers. Kondos advice: If you encounter any item in one of these categories that brings back a memory . set it aside as part of the sentimental category. By tidying non-sentimental items first, you will give yourself time to sort through your thoughts and emotions before going through the sentimental items you have set aside.Ž And those treasures that make you happy every time you look at them? Keep them proudly,Ž she said, adding that its not just about looking for things to eliminate, but being thoughtful about what you keep or toss „ and cherishing those items you keep. Guilt. If your parents give you gifts you dont love, how do you get rid of them without feeling guilty? Kondo wrote that ideally, you should feel joyful when you receive a gift. After you express gratitude for it, its OK to get rid of it. In order to prevent this kind of thing from happening again and again, it is important to clarify what sparks joy for you in your everyday life,Ž she wrote. By discussing your favorite things with your parents, the gifts that you want can become the gifts that you get!Ž Money You dont need to have funds set aside for buying organizational accessories, Kondo said. She believes you dont need to buy anything to get started tidying up; just have a donation bag at the ready. Kondo said you should spend only on items that will help you achieve your ideal vision for your home: If your kitchen is your favorite space in your home, that might be an area worth spending a little money to upgrade your organization.ŽDecluttering phenomenon Marie Kondo shares insight on four obstacles that keep some of us buried in clutter. [M.K SADLER FOR KONMARI]Marie Kondo on the obstacles to decluttering




DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I are talking marriage soon, and I'm already stressing over who will walk me down the aisle. I always planned for it to be my dad, but he passed away a month ago. Mom remarried when I was young, but I have never had a close relationship with my stepdad. He mentioned years ago that he'd like to walk me down the aisle one day, but I honestly would rather he didn't. I don't want to hurt his feelings or strain our relationship, but I also don't want to feel like I am replacing Daddy, who I was very close with. Is it taboo to walk down the aisle alone? Or must I just suck it up and walk with my stepdad for the sake of not hurting his feelings? -MARRIAGE IN MINNEAPOLIS DEAR MARRIAGE: Brides can (and should) walk down the aisle with the companion of their choice. When the bride's father is deceased, the escort can be her mother or a close male relative. I have also heard of brides escorted down the aisle by their canine companion, which proves that although they say a dog is man's best friend, it can also be a woman's. You are not obligated to have anyone walk you to the altar because the person asks. If your stepfather repeats his request, tell him the truth -that it would be too hurtful because it would feel like he was replacing your father, something no one can ever do. You should also know that these days some women feel being "given away" is an anachronistic custom, and make their way alone to join their groom at the altar. DEAR ABBY: My husband and my mother had a good relationship before we were married. But since our wedding two years ago, he complains about her nonstop while pointing out ways that I am like her. My brothers feed into it too. They often have long conversations together detailing her "many" negative qualities. Recently, while we were visiting my parents' home, Mom overheard my husband say very critical things about her. She got upset and kind of shut down emotionally and socially for the rest of the visit. We both apologized to her separately, but she said she was tired of being criticized and tired of him being mean to me as well. I have a history of depression. My husband and I have tried counseling multiple times, with no progress because he feels our problems are "my responsibility." My husband is a good person, but it hurts me to see my mother upset and to have the two most important people in my life so at odds. Advice? -TORN IN NEBRASKA DEAR TORN: I'm glad to offer some, but rst you will have to accept that "good" husbands don't act like yours does. If there are things he doesn't like about your mother, he should take them up with her directly, not behind her back the way he did. I don't blame her for feeling hurt. How else was she supposed to respond? What your husband did was destructive, not helpful. The same is true for the way he treats you. Counseling hasn't worked because of his unwillingness to accept any responsibility for your problems as a couple. My advice is to talk to a licensed therapist on your own, which will help you to see your situation more clearly than you appear to do. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Bride-to-be plans walk down the aisle after dads death TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2018:This year you are unusually self-disciplined and motivated. When you decide to let go, you could become fanciful, although some people might think you are aky. If you are single, nding someone who enjoys your multifaceted personality could be challenging. People often want to change the one theyre with; walk away from a situation of that nature. If you are attached, the two of you often can be found in a heavy conversation. Your versatility will be graciously appreciated. VIRGO understands you well and makes an excellent healer for you. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You know how to have a good time, yet you will feel the need to pitch in and do some work. Those who love your company might be disappointed by the fact that you are not available. A partner might try to lure you into joining him or her. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your creativity cannot be denied. A friendship makes a substantial difference in your plans. Sometimes this person is aky; other times, he or she inspires you. You never know which facet of this persons personality will greet you. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could feel tested by various people. You might need to take a break from your usual entourage. Do just that. Your imagination goes haywire, especially if left alone. When you recover and have the energy, you might try out some of your ideas.CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Speak your mind and get past an issue. You might decide to get feedback from a loved one or a dear friend. Once you understand where this person is coming from, you can have a more effective conversation. Ultimately, you know what is best for you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might not be as clear about a money matter as you would like to be. This problem likely is the result of someone withholding important information. A partner might not relate everything that he or she knows. Make sure you get clarication. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Your attitude denes what can happen. A creative idea might be difcult to formalize and work with at this point. Be gracious in your interactions; that attitude will make a situation ourish a lot more easily. If possible, do not handle money. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Visit a loved one who might not feel up to snuff. Your visit encourages you to rethink a decision with care. Youll learn more about a situation than you originally had anticipated. A project or get-together could be laced with confusion. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Zero in on friends and their plans. If you want to join them, say so. They might have thought you were too busy, or perhaps someone simply forgot to call you. Make plans that you will enjoy. A loved one or a new friend could act in an intriguing manner. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Others look to you for advice, and frequently follow through on your suggestions. They might enjoy your playful ideas for the weekend. You could have quite a few friends surrounding you. Understand what is going on with a loved one. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Look beyond the obvious when resolving a difference of opinion. If you opt for a change of scenery, youll be much more content and easygoing. Your words might not be as clear as you would like, especially when dealing with a difcult person. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) One-on-one relating draws you closer to those with whom you are speaking. You might wonder what needs to happen in order for you to connect to others on the level you would like. Do less thinking and more living. Throw yourself into the moment. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Defer to others. You might gather some interesting yet powerful suggestions. Note how different people handle the same situation and what their objectives are. The difference might lie in their desired results. Be more playful and open-minded. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, October 6, 2018 C5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, OCT. 6, the 279th day of 2018. There are 86 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Oct. 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II, on a week-long U.S. tour, became the rst ponti to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter. ON THIS DATE: In 1927 the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson, a feature containing both silent and sound-synchronized sequences. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act, providing $1.3 billion in military aid to NATO countries. In 1958, the nuclear submarine USS Seawolf surfaced after spending 60 days submerged. In 1973 war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday. (Israel, initially caught o guard, managed to push back the Arab forces before a cease-re nally took hold in the nearly three-week conict.) In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford, in his second presidential debate with Democrat Jimmy Carter, asserted that there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." (Ford later conceded such was not the case.)


C6 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Nicole AnziaThe Washington PostAlmost daily, I hear a client say, I dont know what to do with this. It was free. I dont want it, but I also dont want to throw it away.Ž As if our kitchens, offices and closets arent full enough, were constantly collecting „ whether voluntarily or not „ free stuff that we didnt want, dont need and cant store. T-shirts, water bottles, lunch totes, hats, bags, pens and pencils, magnets, and key chains „ yes, on occasion, one of these items proves useful or beneficial, but mostly they just feel wasteful and burdensome. My major concern, though, is not only with the clutter this stuff creates in my clients homes but the unnecessary waste its creating for seemingly little benefit to the recipient or to the organization distributing it. Is it time to rethink freebies? To me, these are the worst offenders.Kids camp and sports T-shirts: So many camps and organizations are teaching kids about caring for the environment but then handing out hundreds of bags, T-shirts and other swag that rarely get worn or used and ultimately end up in the landfill. Every kid has at least a dozen T-shirts from camps, sports or special events. It seems strange to donate them and feels terrible to just throw them away. So, they take up space until one day, someone finally summons the courage to throw them out. Some people make blankets out of these T-shirts so that their kids can cherish their camp memories, but sadly, sometimes the blankets also end up being more of an albatross than a truly sentimental item. Is there something that could take the place of these T-shirts? A notebook could at least be recycled. A certificate could take up minimal space on a bulletin board. A book on a relevant topic could be donated.Water bottles: How many does one family need? Probably not more than one or two per family member. The bottles are another frequent sports freebie, and in our attempts to minimize the use of one-time plastic water bottles, we exacerbate the problem: Reusable water bottles are everywhere. Assess your water bottle situation and see what can be reused or donated. Plastic reusable bottles can be donated to thrift stores. Wide-mouthed ones can be used for storing dry snacks on road trips or camping trips. They also can be decorated and used as a vase or to water house plants. Reusable bags: We want to use less paper and plastic, but now everyone has 30-plus reusable bags that they have collected or bought along the way. The problem the bags were meant to solve has become its own problem; cloth bags are now considered disposable, and most will end up in the landfill, too. Reusable bags can be donated to local food pantries, farmers markets or homeless shelters. Think about how many you really need and pass on the rest. Corporate swag: Theres a whole category of free items people receive from their workplaces, conferences or meetings. I acknowledge that people feel pride in their jobs and their employers, and its great to have a few useful items with your companys logo. But do you need hats, T-shirts, tote bags, portfolios, mugs and all the rest? Again, Im sure this is free advertising and useful for branding. But is it worth the cost if most of the items ultimately end up in the landfill or at the donation center? Instead, companies could increase the amount of money they donate to a local fundraising event so that their name is prominently displayed on a banner or in the event program. This has the advantage of doing good, but also providing visibility. Additionally, companies could donate office supplies to a local school or nonprofit. I see the allure of getting free stuff and I, too, am occasionally thrilled to acquire something I didnt have to pay for. But I dont want a steady influx of these items coming into my house, and I know a lot of other people dont want them, either. So, while were thinking about ways to help protect the environment, and keep our homes clutter-free, maybe its time to have a candid conversation about whether freebies have any real value.A home organizer says: Free yourself of free stu