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SCENE | C1ROCK OUT IN TAVARES OR CHOW DOWN IN CLERMONT SPORTS | B1FOUR AREA TEAMS ARE IN POSTION FOR PLAYOFFS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, October 11, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 284 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … A federal jury has cleared former Lake County Animal Services Director Jac-quelyn Johnston of accusations that she euthanized dozens of animals during her brief tenure in 2014, deciding that public statements by former Sheriff Gary Borders and the Lake County Sheriffs Office were false and stigmatizing.ŽThe verdict on Friday concludes a three and a half-year civil suit, which began more than half a year after she was fired by the sheriff in Oct. 2014, only nine days after taking the job.My name is now clear,Ž Johnston wrote in a statement Tuesday. I will tell the full story in the coming months, as I begin a new chapter through my continued commitment to help shelter pets in need.Ž The court awarded compen-satory damages to Johnston in the amounts of $65,000 from the Sheriffs Office and $35,000 from Jennifer Ferguson, who Johnston said defamed her in order to get her fired.A second verdict called for $100 in punitive damages from Ferguson, formerly the shelters kennel supervisor.The Sheriffs Office has no plans to appeal the decision, according to Lieutenant John Herrell, as this situation occurred four years ago under another sheriff.ŽThe Sheriffs Office is Federal jury clears former shelter director, awards damagesBy Seth BorensteinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind pat-terns turbocharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Floridas Panhandle.Hurricane Michaels wind speed increased by 50 mph in 24 hours, to 140 mph Wednesday.Michael saw our worst fears realized, of rapid inten-sification just before landfall on a part of a coastline that has never experienced a Category 4 hurricane,Ž University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy said Wednesday morning.Hurricanes have something called a potential intensity. Thats how strong a storm can get if all other factors are aligned, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate and hurricane expert Jim Kossin said. Michael had nothing holding it back.Everything was there for it to reach its potential and it did,Ž Kossin said.As Michaels eye started coming ashore, it boasted the third lowest central pres-sure of any storm to hit the United States, behind only a Turbocharged: How Michael grew in a day See JURY, A6 See MICHAEL, A6A federal jury has decided that of“ cials defamed former Lake County Animal Shelter Director Jacquelyn Johnson with statements that she ordered the euthanization of dozens of animals in 2014. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through after the hotel canopy had just collapsed in Panama City Beach on Wednesday. [AP PHOTO/GERALD HERBERT] By Jay Reeves and Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressPANAMA CITY „ Super-charged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neigh-borhoods. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.Its winds shrieking, the Cat-egory 4 storm crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the Pan-handle, a lightly populated, 200-mile stretch of whitesand beach resorts, fishing towns and military bases.Michael battered the shoreline with sideways rain, powerful gusts and crashing waves, swamping streets and docks, flattening trees, stripping away leaves, shred-ding awnings and peeling away shingles. It also set off transformer explosions and knocked out power to more than 190,000 homes and businesses.We are catching some hell,Ž said Timothy Thomas, who rode out the storm with his wife in their second-floor apartment in Panama City Beach.With the hurricane still pounding the state hours after it came ashore, and conditions too dangerous in places for search-and-rescue teams to go out, there were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries.Michael was a meteorological brute that sprang quickly from a weekend trop-ical depression, going from a Category 2 on Tuesday to a Category 4 by the time it came ashore. It was the most pow-erful hurricane on record to hit the Panhandle.Ive had to take antacids Im so sick to my stomach today because of this impend-ing catastrophe,Ž National Hurricane Center scientist Eric Blake tweeted as the storm „ drawing energy from the unusually warm, 84-degree Gulf waters „ became more menacing.More than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast were urged to evacuate as Michael closed in. But the fast-moving, fast-strengthening storm didnt give people much time to prepare, and emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warn-ings and seemed to think they could ride it out.While it might be their con-stitutional right to be an idiot, its not their right to endanger everyone else!Ž Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson tweeted.Diane Farris, 57, and her son walked to a high schoolturned-shelter near their home in Panama City to find about 1,100 people crammed into a space meant for about half as many. Neither she nor her son had any way to communicate because their lone cellphone got wet and quit working.Ferocious Michael slams into PanhandleHeavy surf from the approaching Hurricane Michael pounds the “ shing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. [DEVON RAVINE/NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP] Category 4 hurricane comes ashore with 155 mph windsSee SLAMS, A6


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Tuesday, Oct. 9 Mega Millions: 20-22-39-54-6018 x3 Lucky Money: 19-28-42-45-9 Fantasy 5: 3-6-12-17-29 Wednesday, Oct. 10 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-1-1-4-7 Pick 4 Afternoon: 1-6-9-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-6-4 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-7LOTTERY By Michael Hill and Jennifer PeltzThe Associated PressLATHAM, N.Y. „ A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police contin-ued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges.The operators lawyer said that the man wasnt guilty and that police were rushing to judgment.The company, Prestige Limousine, has come under intense scrutiny since Sat-urdays crash outside Albany killed two pedestrians and 18 people in a super-stretch limo.Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain hired a driver who shouldnt have been behind the wheel of such a car, and the vehicle shouldnt have been driven after state inspectors deemed it unserviceableŽ last month, State Police Superintendent George Beach said at a news conference. The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road on Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain,Ž Beach said, though he noted that investigators continue looking into whether anyone else should be held accountable.As Hussain, 28, awaited arraignment, his lawyer, Lee Kindlon, said his client handled only marketing duties and phone calls, while his father ran the company, though police called Hussain its operator.My client is not guilty,Ž Kindlon said. The police jumped the gun in charging him with any crime.ŽUnder New York law, criminally negligent homi-cide involves not perceiving a substantial, unjustifiable risk that leads to someones death. Its punishable by up to four years in prison.Police charged Hussain with a single count involving all 20 victims. He was arrested Wednesday in a traffic stop on a highway near Albany.Hussain has had a brush with law enforcement before. State police accused him and his brother of claiming each others names after a 2014 traffic stop, which happened while the brother was driving without a valid license.Limo operator charged in crash that killed 20By Ayse Wieting, Suzan Fraser and Jon GambrellThe Associated PressISTANBUL „ Two Gulf-stream jets carrying 15 Saudis landed at Istanbuls Ataturk Airport before dawn on the day last week that journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate and vanished. The men checked into hotels and left Turkey later that night.Turkish media, which released surveillance camera video of the men on Wednes-day, said they were members of an elite Saudi assassination squad,Ž sent to kill Khashoggi, a Saudi critic.Saudi Arabia remained silent at the accusation as the images were seen around the world, raising pressure on the kingdom to explain what hap-pened to the writer, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Adding to the macabre mystery, a Turkish official told The Associated Press that one member of the team was an autopsy expert.ŽSaudi Arabia has dismissed allegations it played a role in Khashoggis disappearance as baseless,Ž but it has offered no evidence to support its contention he left the con-sulate unharmed last week and vanished into Istanbul while his fiance, Hatice Cengiz, waited outside.The video, shown on the state-run broadcaster TRT and others, did not offer defin-itive proof about Khashoggis fate. Turkish officials have said that they fear the team killed him.U.S. National security adviser John Bolton, Secre-tary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken to the crown prince about the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor, the White House announced.President Donald Trump said the U.S. is demandingŽ answers from its close ally, but he did not disclose any details.Its a very serious situation for us and this White House,Ž Trump told report-ers in the Oval Office. We do not like seeing whats going on. Now, as you know, theyre saying We had nothing to do with it. But so far everyones saying they had nothing to do with it.ŽTrump added: Nobody knows what happened yet. We dont know what hap-pened yet.ŽThe Turkish security camera video was reminiscent of the surveillance video sleuthing done by officials investigating the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai in 2010 or the slaying of North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns half brother in Malaysia in 2017.The silent video showed one of two private Gulfstream jets that Turkish media said carried the Saudi group, who flew in and out of Istanbul on Oct. 2.The Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo-gan, published images of what it referred to as the assassi-nation squad,Ž apparently taken at passport control at the airport. The state-run Anadola news agency published the names and birth dates of all 15 Saudis.The footage shows some of the Saudis leaving a hotel and Khashoggi entering the consulate, walking past a black Mercedes van with diplomatic plates parked adjacent to the entrance. An hour and 54 min-utes later, according to the time stamp, a black Mercedes van drives about 1.2 miles to the consuls home, where it was parked in a garage.The footage all seemed to come from surveillance cameras, which would have been located throughout the neighborhood housing the Saudi Consulate and other diplomatic missions. No foot-age has emerged of Khashoggi leaving the consulate.Two Turkish officials, speaking on condition of ano-nymity to the AP because the investigation into Khashoggis disappearance was still ongoing, confirmed the authenticity of the images in the Turkish media. One of the officials describes a member of the Saudi team as an autopsy expertŽ amid earlier allega-tions that Khashoggi had been killed and dismembered.The Hurriyet newspaper and other media alleged that the Saudi Consulates 28 local staff were given the day off Oct. 2 because a diplomats meetingŽ would be held there on that day. The reports did not cite a source and there was no official confirmation. Turkeys private NTV news channel identified one of the 15 Saudis who arrived as the head of a Saudi forensic sci-ence agency. It alleged that he may have been responsible for cleaning up any incriminating evidence. The station did not cite a source for its report.Khashoggi had written a series of columns for the Post that were critical of Saudi Arabias assertive Prince Mohammed, who has led a widely publicized drive to reform the conservative Sunni monarchy but has also presided over the arrests of activists and businessmen.Erdogan has not accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for Khashoggis disappearance but has said that if the Saudis have video footage of him leaving the consulate, they should release it. Saudi Arabia is a major investor in Turkey, despite Ankaras support for the Gulf nation of Qatar, which is under a blockade led by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations.Video shows team of alleged Saudi assassinsThis image taken from a surveillance camera shows a still image of people inside Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. The text on the screen from a source in Turkish reads: nine people enter from airports E Gate on Oct. 2, 2018 around 03:37.Ž A Turkish television station has aired surveillance video of missing writer Jamal Khashoggi walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and a black van leaving later for the consuls home. The footage aired Wednesday begins by showing the arrival of one of two private jets, then two cars can be seen taking the men to Gate E, where eight of them are seen on camera passing through passport control. [TRT WORLD VIA AP] By Kim Tong-HyungThe Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea „ South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the Souths foreign minister said Wednesday.During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the govern-ment is reviewing whether to lift sanctions South Korea imposed on the North in 2010 following a deadly attack on a warship that killed 45 South Korean sailors.South Korea then effectively shut down all cross-border economic cooperation except for a jointly run factory park in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, which was shuttered in February 2016 after a North Korean nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. The so-called May 24 measuresŽ of 2010 also banned North Korea from using shipping lanes in South Korean territory.South Korean President Moon Jae-in has mostly stayed firm on sanctions despite actively engaging with North Korea and floating the possibility of huge investments and joint economic projects in return for the Norths relinquish-ment of its nuclear weapons.A move by South Korea to lift its unilateral sanctions would have little immediate effect since U.S.-led international sanctions remain in place. But its clear Seoul is preparing to restart joint economic projects if the larger nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea begin yielding results.Many parts of the May 24 measures now duplicate with the United Nations sanctions (against North Korea),Ž Kang said. As negotiations con-tinue to improve ties between the South and North and achieve denuclearization, theres a need to flexibly review (lifting the measures) as long as it doesnt damage the larger framework of sanc-tions against the North.ŽMoon has described inter-Korean engagement as crucial to resolving the nuclear standoff. A large number of South Korean business leaders accompanied Moon last month to Pyongyang, North Koreas capital, where he and leader Kim Jong Un agreed to nor-malize operations at the Kaesong factory park and resume joint tours to North Korea when possible, voicing optimism the international sanctions could end and allow such projects.S. Korea may lift sanctions on N. Korea Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in 2015 in Manama, Bahrain. [AP PHOTO/HASAN JAMALI, FILE]

PAGE 3 | Thursday, October 11, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS MONTVERDESchool bus stop argument leads to arrestPolice arrested a man who allegedly threatened several people with a pistol Tuesday after parents chastised him for getting his child to a school bus stop late.Witnesses told sheriffs deputies that after Richard Ortiz stopped the school bus as it was pulling away so his child could get on, one woman told him, Take your child to the bus stop on time like the rest of us.Ž The par-ents went their separate way, but then a few minutes later, Ortiz reportedly walked into the yard of one of the parents, threatened them and brandished a black handgun, saying, I will kill you all. I dont mind going back to jail.ŽDeputies found Ortiz sit-ting on the toilet at his home. When deputies inquired about the pistol, Ortiz reportedly reached for it on a shelf and the officers overpowered him and brought him outside. They determined that the gun was a toy.Ortiz was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is also wanted on a warrant out of New Jersey, the report states.EUSTISMan arrested for chucking rocks at passing cars A man who was apparently upset about discourteous drivers decided to extract a little revenge by hurling dirt and rocks at passing cars Tuesday night.According to an arrest report, several motorists called authorities to report that a shirtless man was standing on the side of County Road 44A near County Road 437 east of Eustis hurling rocks and dirt at cars. Several vehicles sustained damage.Deputies arrived and quickly arrested John Earl Gregory, 29, of Sorrento, and charged him with throwing deadly missiles into vehicles.On the way to jail, he report-edly told a deputy that he is tired of people not sharing the roadway so he must do what he has to do,Ž the report states.EUSTISMan arrested for fake bomb threatA Eustis man apparently didnt know that police can trace prank calls made to 911 from cellphones. He learned the hard way.Michael Sean Howes, 59, reportedly called 911 Tuesday morning to report that he heard there was going to be a bomb at Save-a-Lot, Aldi and Big Lots in Eustis.Ž He didnt identify himself and then hung up.Dispatchers had T-Mobile ping the phone and determined it was located at an address on South Bay Street and belonged to Michael Howes. Deputies found him and questioned him about the call, but he denied making it. They then had dispatchers call the number that had phoned in the bomb threat, and the phone in Howes pocket rang. He continued to deny he made the call, so they played a recording of the call for him.The caller had very distinct speech,Ž like Howes, the deputy noted in his report.Howes was charged with making a false report con-cerning planting an explosive device.By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield @dailycommercial.comTAVARES … A Lake County jury has awarded a woman $2.3 million for car accident injuries going back to 2007.It is a significant judgment for a local jury, said the womans attorney and longtime court officials.It was unusual, too, because the lawsuit, first filed in 2010, was amended to include a second car crash that occurred in 2014.On top of that, the plaintiff had to sue her own insurance carrier.Richard Taylor Jr. was driving an uninsured 1991 Chevy in 2007 when he crashed into Jessica Browers 2002 Hyundai at State Road 50, the lawsuit states.Brower, who was living with her grandmother, was covered by a State Farm policy issued to her grand-mother. The policy included protection against an unin-sured motorist.Florida is only one of two states that do not require drivers to carry any bodily injury insurance,Ž said Todd Copeland, the Orlando attorney who represented Brower. Florida is behind the times.ŽTaylor did not respond to court inquiries, and he had no assets, Copeland said.The accident caused damage to a disc in her back. A doctor was able to do endoscopic surgery by filing off part of the protrud-ing disc.In 2014, Browers back was reinjured in another accident. This time, she had to have spinal fusion surgery, includ-ing having screws and other hardware installed.That led to two other sur-geries, including procedures to remove screws.Shes a thin, young woman, very petite,Ž Copeland said. Woman wins $2M verdictState Farm loses ght over her medical bills a er accident By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … County commissioners appointed a new member-at-large to the Childrens Services Council Tuesday, filling a vacancy for a two-year term.Retired Col. Herbert Scott Smith of Eustis was appointed to the committee on the recommendation of Commissioner Wendy Breeden, who currently serves as the commission liaison to the Childrens Services Council.Smith previously served two terms on the Sales Surtax Advisory Committee and applied for that alongside the council position.He formerly served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany and has held a handful of other government positions, such as the Lake County School Districts director of finance.He also works with his local Kiwanis club on their annual Terrific KidsŽ awards, which he credited with bringing a great deal of positivity to childrens lives.Smith said he was excited for the new opportunity to help children from his council position.I feel honored. The children are our future,Ž he said.Breeden recommended he fill the vacancy on the Childrens Services Council because of his years of involvement in the county.He not only worked under the commission on the previous advisory committee, but Breeden remembered him from her Leadership Lake County class.Having seen him in action, and knowing his work history, she said she felt confident he would do well on the council.The other two could be as effective,Ž Breeden said. I just know that he will be.The Childrens Services Councils job is to offer guidance to the County Commission on children and family matters, and also to fund intervention and prevention programs to keep kids from falling through the cracks of social services.It has representatives from the School Board as well as the Department of Children and Families.Its next meeting, when Smith will officially take his seat, is Oct. 17 at the Lake County Agricultural Center.Commission elects retired colonel to Childrens Council By Mike SchneiderAssociated PressSANFORD „ Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will plead no contest to resolve a misdemeanor charge accusing him of stalking a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker, Zimmermans attorney said in court Wednesday. Zimmerman will enter a written plea of no contest next month and serve some probation, though the length of probation and other terms wont be disclosed until the plea is entered, said Zimmermans attorney, Zahra Umansky.Under such a plea, a defendant doesnt admit guilt, and a conviction is withheld if the conditions of the plea are met.Its an agreement weve reached with the state because we believe its in his best interests Attorney: Zimmerman to plead no contest in stalking case By Joe Callahan GateHouse MediaHurricane Michael will go down in history as one of the most intense storms to hit the United States since 1851, when the record-keepers started tracking such things.Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, pack-ing 155 mph wind. It had a minimum central pressure of 919 millibars, one of the lowest readings ever of a hurricane making landfall.It ranks ninth among the 10 most intense hur-ricanes ever to strike land in the Atlantic basin. The ranking is based on the low central pressure in milli-bars at landfall. The record was the Labor Day Hurri-cane of 1935, which had a reading of 892 millibars.Michael was 1 mph shy of a Category 5 hurri-cane, the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson wind speed scale.To put that in perspec-tive, only three Category 5 hurricanes have ever struck the United States:€ The Labor Day Hurri-cane of 1935, with 185 wind, and minimum central pres-sure of 892 millibars;€ Camille, 175 mph, 900 millibars; and € Andrew, 175 mph, 922 millibars.Andrew was originally considered a Category 4 hurricane, packing 155 mph wind. But after a decade of investigation, the National Hurricane Center raised its designation to a Category 5.Michael, which had a lower pressure than Andrew, will go down as the most intense October storm ever to make landfall in the United States and the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Florida Panhandle.The outer eye officially hit Mexico Beach, midway between Panama City and Apalachicola, at 1:30 p.m, according to the National Hurricane Center.Michaels place in historyPowerful Michael ranks among most intense Atlantic hurricanesThis Aug. 25, 1992 “ le photo shows the water tower, a landmark in Florida City, still standing over the ruins of the Florida coastal community that was hit by the force of Hurricane Andrew. [AP FILE] Rows of damaged houses between Homestead and Florida City sit in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, the worst hurricane to hit the South Florida area in 60 years, Aug. 25, 1992. [AP PHOTO/MARK FOLEY] See STALKING, A4 See MICHAEL, A4 See VERDICT, A4 See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Isabel DebreThe Associated PressJERUSALEM „ Israel on Wednesday defended its handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the countrys interna-tional airport for the past week over allegations that she supports a boy-cott against the Jewish state.Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with Palestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last week with a valid student visa and was registered to study human rights at Israels Hebrew Univer-sity in Jerusalem. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on sus-picions that she supports the Palestinian-led boy-cott movement.Alqasem, from the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Southwest Ranches, is a former president of the University of Florida chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. The group is a branch of the BDS movement, whose name comes from its calls for boycotts, divestment and sanc-tions against Israel.BDS supporters say that in urging businesses, artists and universities to sever ties with Israel, they are using nonviolent means to resist unjust policies toward Palestinians. Israel says the movement masks its motives to delegitimize or destroy the Jewish state.An Israeli court has ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals, although Israel says she can leave the country. The weeklong deten-tion is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case. Her case is set to be heard at a Tel Aviv court today.Strategic Affairs Min-ister Gilad Erdan said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that Israel had the right to protect itself and decide who enters its borders despite growing international criticism.We are doing whatever we believe that is right for the security of the state of Israel and that is more important than whatever the New York Times or other newspapers around the world will say about our policy,Ž Erdan said.His remarks come after the Times published an opinion piece by columnist Bret Stephens and editor Bari Weiss critical of Israels han-dling of Alqasems case. More than 300 academ-ics penned a letter in the British Guardian Wednesday calling the case an attack on aca-demic freedom.ŽWhile waiting for her appeal to be heard, Alqasem has been spend-ing her days in a closed area with little access to a telephone, no internet and a bed that was infested with bedbugs, according to people who have spoken to her.Israel defends actions against former UF student Leroy Williams Leroy Williams was born to the late Edythe Homer Martin and Benjamin Daniels on February 12, 1931 in Tampa, FL. He was raised in Wildwood, FL by his loving adoptive parents, the late Abb and Ethel Robinson Williams. He attended J.R.E. Lee High School, graduating in 1949. He served in the U,S, Army from 1952-1954.(Korean War Veteran). He received his B,S, Degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University in 1956 and his Master in Education in 1965. He enjoyed a distinguished educational career that began in 1956 through 1993. Upon his retirement, he was the Assistant Director of Admissions and Records at Florida A&M, Director of evening programs, Walton Division and Assistant Director, Thomas Technical Institute, Thomasville. He was initiated into the Tallahassee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity, Inc. in 1963. He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Robin Lynne Williams (Iris); a son Alan Williams (Opal); grandchildren, Adrianna, Alan, Louis, Devon and Daniel. A cousin, Alma White; a loving and devoted companion, Rose Barty and her children; goddaughter, Chelsea A. Coachman and a host of other cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his son Randall Leroy Williams. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from the Mt. Pilgrim M.B. Church on South Pinetree Blvd in Thomasville with burial in the Wildwood Community Cemetery in Wildwood, FL at 1:00 p.m. AndersonHence Funeral Home and Hatcher Peoples Funeral Home. Bobby Leroy Leininger, 89, passed peacefully at home Sunday, October 7, 2018. Born June 14, 1929 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, family moved to Florida in 1946, residing on Pine Island Lake. Bobby graduated Groveland High School in 1948, always a Groveland GreenbackŽ. He loved sports, especially basketball. The “rst football game he saw, he was a player. He attended the University of Florida and was a life long Gator fan. Learning the citrus industry at a young age he shared that knowledge with many over the years. He was active in and a supporter of 4-H, FFA, Cattlemans Association, Farm Bureau, Old Timers Citrus Growers, SouthLake Eagles Booster Club, and an owner/breeder of thoroughbred race horses. He served on the board of directors for People State Bank, Public Bank, Florida Choice Bank, and RBC. He was a life member of the South Lake Elks, member #140. He was a member of Edge Memorial United Methodist Church since moving to Florida. Preceded in death by his wife of just over 62 years, Lorene, and parents Roy and Ruby Leininger. Survived by children: John (Patty), Marjorie Berry (Rick), Chester (Kerri), and Henry. Grandchildren: Jennifer Collins (Sean), Erin Renae, Lee, Aimee, April, Stephanie(Joe), Chris(Crystal), Luke (Danielle), Lacy (Shelby), Lydia, and Laney. Great grandchildren Rhiannon, Michael John, Levi, Wyatt, Lane, and Trace. Sister, Mildred Neisler. Celebration of life will be held at Edge Memorial United Methodist Church, 441 S. Main, Groveland, Florida, Saturday, October 13, 2018. Visitation: 10 a.m., Funeral: 11 a.m. Graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu ”owers memorials may be made to, Compassionate Care Hospice, 214 E. Washington St C, Minneola, Fl. 34715, or Edge Memorial United Methodist Church, 441 S. Main Ave., Groveland, FL. 34736. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome. com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Bobby Leroy Leininger Funeral Services Carl Sceal, 60, passed away on October 4, 2018 he leaves to cherish his memories devoted wife; Hope Sceal, daughter; Shawnte Banks, granddaughter; JaKiyah Banks, sisters; Frances McCleary and Doretha Sceal, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service for Mr. Sceal will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at Jerusalem Worship Center located bat 98 Orange Lane, Umatilla, Fl. 32784. Viewing will be Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Jerusalem Worship Center. Professional services entrusted to Snows Funeral Ministry (Providing a memory that will never fade). Carl Sceal TodaysServices Devante Octavous AllenDevante Octavous Allen, 25 of Eustis died Thursday, October 4, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666 Treyvis Marquis GoochTreyvis Marquis Gooch, 21 of Altamonte Springs died Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633 Dorothy Marie Hylton LongDorothy Marie Hylton Long, 92, formerly of Grand Island passed away Saturday October 6, 2018. Until Michael, Hurricane Hazel had the October record with a minimum central pressure of 938 millibars and 130 mph-plus wind speed when it hit the South Carolina/North Carolina border on Oct. 15, 1954. It was the last Category 4 hurricane to hit in October.Hazel killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before striking the United States. After causing 95 fatalities in the U.S., Hazel struck Canada. Another 81 people died, mostly in Toronto. MICHAELFrom Page A3FORT MYERS2 men killed in outdoor mall shootingAuthorities say two men were killed and a woman was wounded in a shoot-ing at an outdoor mall.Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said during a news conference Wednesday that 56-year-old Kevin Robinson and 22-year-old Javarcia Riggins were fatally shot Tuesday night at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers.Marceno says the men were part of a group that was targeted while walk-ing from a restaurant to their cars. A woman with the group was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, and another man sustained minor injuries from glass.Authorities havent identified any suspects, but Marceno was emphatic that the shooting was not random. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 to amicably resolve this case,Ž said Umansky after a brief hearing in Sanford.Prosecutors wouldnt comment as they left the courtroom.Zimmerman fatally shot black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 in Sanford. Zimmerman, who identifies as Hispanic, was acquitted of all charges in a case that raised questions about race and Floridas stand your groundŽ self-defense law that allows people to use force without retreating if they feel threatened.Critics say the law unfairly allows young black men to be victimized by gun violence.Zimmerman was accused of sending threatening messages to a private investigator who had contacted him about a documentary series on Martin. The documentary was produced by rapper Jay-Z.A sheriffs report said private investigator Dennis Warren received numerous calls and texts from Zimmerman in December. Zimmerman pleaded not guilty after being charged with misdemeanor stalking earlier this year.Since his acquittal in Martins killing, Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law, including two cases of domestic aggravated assault that were later dropped. STALKINGFrom Page A3George Zimmerman looks at the jury as he testi“ es in a Seminole County courtroom on Sept. 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. [RED HUBER/ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP, POOL, FILE] Zimmerman was accused of sending threatening messages to a private investigator who had contacted him about a documentary series on Martin. The documentary was produced by rapper Jay-Z. You could palpate her skin and feel the screws.ŽThe insurance company who covered the second accident driver paid a small amount. State Farm, meanwhile, refused to pay medical bills in excess of the policy it covered … around $300,000, Copeland said. The bills came to more than $550,000.The case dragged on. State Farm hired doctors and a medical billing clerk to refute the costs. They also hired biomechanical engineers and a private detective to follow and videotape Brower. Cope-land had to counter with his own experts.One of the dangers in cases with dueling experts is that jurors eyes can start to glaze over.For whatever reason, they were very engaged,Ž Copeland said.The insurance companys lawyers claimed Brower committed fraud when she was observed kayaking with friends. A defense doctor hired to examine her claimed he saw her running through the parking lot.Shortly after the 2015 surgery, she was observed walking, bend-ing at the waist, driving, running and jumping over a large puddle in the rain in contrast to what she testified to after the last updateƒ.Ž State Farms motion read, referring to the doctor visit.A hearing was held. It was very entertaining,Ž Copeland said.Her doctors testified that they had been train-ing her with core-strength training, including kaya-king. She was doing exactly what they wanted her to do,Ž Copeland said.Copeland said he proved that the doctor who supposedly saw her running could not possibly have witnessed what he had testified about. A young lawyer Copeland had hired to witness the doctors exam swore that Brower was walking, not running, in the parking lot. Copeland also hired a forensic videographer to record the outside of the building and the interior. It was impossible to see Brower from the window, the video showed.The trial began on Sept. 24. When it ended on Oct. 4, the jury awarded $575,000 for past medical bills, $275,000 for future bills, $200,000 for past pain and suffering and $1.3 million for future pain and suffering.It was a pleasant surprise for Copeland and Brower. Lake County has a reputa-tion for small jury awards, and so does neighboring Polk County. Copeland said a brain injury case he tried there recently was disappointing. Shes very happy with the verdict,Ž Copeland said.Brower could not be reached for comment. VERDICTFrom Page A3

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A6 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.cominsured, and the damages are covered under that plan.Herrell said he wasnt immediately sure if the plan covered Ferguson, however.Johnston initially filed with the federal court in 2015, suing for damages against then-Sheriff Borders, the Sheriffs Office and Ferguson for stigma-tizing and defaming her.According to Johnston, her firing was premature and lacked a proper investigation, making the statements about her firing unfounded.She also accused Ferguson of lying about the need to euthanize 20 animals in one day, and telling people afterwards that Johnston had ordered the euthanizations without following proper protocol. The euthanizations hap-pened Oct. 9, 2014, and Johnston was fired the next day.The Sheriffs Office released multiple statements to the press in the following days stating Johnston was fired for killing animals without attempting to find alternatives.At one point, 147 animal deaths were attributed to Johnston, who said the accusation and the statements released by the Sheriffs Office had ruined her reputation.Since she had no opportunity to defend herself from the accu sation, a claim corroborated by Bor-ders in court documents, she claimed the decision to fire her was unconstitutional and that the statements were unfairly damaging.At that time, though, the case was dismissed because she supposedly skipped a step by going straight to the federal court system.The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision in February this year when it found that there was no appropriate remedy through state courts, and the case went back to federal court in late August. JURYFrom Page A11935 Labor Day storm and 1969s Camille.Meteorolog ists first got a sense something big could be happening by watching how Michaels eye changed shape. Early Tuesday, it was oddly shaped and ragged. Later in the morning it started to get better orga-nized, and by Tuesday night real-time satellite imagery was showing the eye get-ting stronger and scarier by the minute.Another factor: Its pres-sure, the measurement meteorologists use to gauge a hurricanes strength. The lower the pressure, the stronger the storm. Before landfall, Michaels pres-sure fell so low it looked like the winds were sure to pick up fast, said Ryan Maue, a meteorologist for none of the factors that hold a storm back were present, especially something called wind shear.Ž Wind shear is when theres a mismatch either in speed or direction between winds near the surface and those five to six miles up.That mismatch pushes the storm overŽ or decapitates it, Kossin said. When the wind shear near Michael eased, the storm took off, he said.Its kind of like someone was holding on to it when it was trying to run and they let it go,Ž Kossin said.Another huge factor was the water temperature. Warm water is the energy that fuels hurri-canes, and the Gulf water is 4 to 5 degrees warmer than normal.Water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico vary along with weather, but some scientists said the warm waters are signs of human-caused climate change.Have humans contributed to how dangerous Michael is?Ž Kossin said. Now we can look at how warm the waters are and that certainly has contrib-uted to how intense Michael is and its intensification.ŽThe warm waters, Kossin said, are a human finger-printŽ of climate change.Kossin and others have a study out this month in the Journal of Climate with computer simulations showing that human-caused global warming will increase rapid intensification of tropical weather across the globe in the future.Other studies have shown rapid intensification has already increased over past decades. One study this year in Geophysical Research Letters found that since 1986, the rate of intensifica-tion of storms like Michael has increased by about 13 mph. MICHAELFrom Page A1 Im worried about my daughter and grandbaby. I dont know where they are. You know, thats hard,Ž she said, choking back tears.Hurricane-force winds extended up to 45 miles from Michaels center. Forecast-ers said rainfall could reach up to a foot, and the lifethreatening storm surge could swell to 14 feet.A water-level station in Apalachicola, close to where Michael came ashore, reported a surge of nearly 8 feet.Based on its internal baro-metric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland, behind the unnamed Labor Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. Based on wind speed, it was the fourth-strongest, behind the Labor Day storm (184 mph), Camille and Andrew in 1992. It appeared to be so pow-erful that it was expected to remain a hurricane as it moved into Alabama and Georgia early today. Forecasters said it will unleash damaging wind and rain all the way into the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florences epic flooding.At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Michael was still packing 125 mph winds as the eye approached southeastern Alabama and southwest Georgia. It was moving north-northeast at 16 mph.At the White House, Pres-ident Donald Trump said the government is absolutely ready for the storm.Ž God bless everyone because its going to be a rough one,Ž he said. A very dangerous one.ŽIn Mexico Beach, population 1,000, the storm shattered homes, leaving floating piles of lumber. The lead-gray water was so high that roofs were about all that could be seen of many homes. In Panama City, plywood and metal flew off the front of a Holiday Inn Express. Part of the awning fell and shattered the glass front door of the hotel, and the rest of the awning wound up on vehicles parked below it.Oh my God, what are we seeing?Ž said evacuee Rachel Franklin, her mouth hanging open. The hotel swimming pool had whitecaps, and peoples ears popped because of the drop in barometric pressure. The roar from the hurricane sounded like an airplane taking off.Meteorologists watched satellite imagery in complete awe as the storm intensified.We are in new territory,Ž National Hurricane Center Meteorologist Dennis Felt-gen wrote on Facebook. The historical record, going back to 1851, finds no Cate-gory 4 hurricane ever hitting the Florida panhandle.ŽColorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach said in an email: I really fear for what things are going to look like there tomorrow at this time.ŽThe storm is likely to fire up the debate over global warming.Scientists say global warming is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather, such as storms, droughts, floods and fires. But without extensive study, they cannot directly link a single weather event to the chang-ing climate.With Election Day less than a month away, the crisis was seen as a test of leadership for Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican running for the Senate, and Tallahas-see Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor. SLAMSFrom Page A1

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A8 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | BUSINESS By Marley Jay and Stan ChoeThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months on Wednesday as technology companies con-tinued to drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points.The losses were widespread, and stocks that have been the biggest winners on the market the last few years, including technology companies and retailers, suffered steep declines. Apple and Amazon both had their worst day in two and a half years.The Nasdaq composite, which has a high concentration of technology companies, had its biggest loss in more than two years.Alec Young, managing direc-tor of global markets research at FTSE Russell, said investors fear that rising interest rates and growing expenses are going to erode company profits next year. The tax cuts juiced earnings this year and thats not sustain-able,Ž he said. The markets starting to say that the glass may be half empty.ŽThe S&P 500 index sank 94.66 points, or 3.3 percent, to 2,785.68. The benchmark index fell for the fifth straight day, which hadnt happened since just before the 2016 presiden-tial election.The Nasdaq composite tumbled 315.97 points, or 4.1 percent, to 7,422.05. Its fallen 7.5 percent in just five days.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 831.83 points, or 3.1 percent, to 25,598.74. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks shed 46.45 points, or 2.9 percent, to 1,575.41.After a long stretch of relative calm, the stock market has suf-fered sharp losses over the last week as bond yields surged. Stocks had come close to big drops in the last few days, but each time they recovered some of their losses. That didnt happen Wednesday as stocks fell further late in the day.Apple gave up 4.6 percent to $216.36 and Microsoft dropped 5.4 percent to $106.16. Amazon skidded 6.2 percent to $1,755.25. Industrial and internet companies also fell hard. Boeing lost 4.7 percent to $367.57 and Alphabet, Googles parent company, gave up 4.6 percent to $1,092.16.Insurance companies dropped as Hurricane Michael continued to gather strength and came ashore in Florida bringing winds of up to 155 mph. Berkshire Hathaway dipped 4.7 percent to $213.10 and reinsurer Everest Re slid 5.1 percent to $217.73.Luxury retailers tumbled after LVMH, the parent of Louis Vuitton, said its sales growth in China slowed. Tiffany plunged 10.2 percent to $110.38 and Ralph Lauren fell 8.4 percent to $116.96.The biggest driver for the market over the last week has been interest rates, which began spurting higher following sev-eral encouraging reports on the economy. Higher rates can slow economic growth, erode corpo-rate profits and make investors less willing to pay high prices for stocks.The 10-year Treasury yield remained at 3.20 percent, about where it was late Tuesday, after earlier touching 3.24 percent. It was at just 3.05 percent early last week and 2.82 percent in late August.Technology and internet-based companies are known for their high profit margins, and many have reported explosive growth in recent years, with corresponding gains in their stock prices.Gina Martin Adams, chief equity strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence, said the stocks have become more volatile in the last few months because investors have concerns about their future profitability.Amazon recently announced they were increasing wages, Facebook is spending a ton on security,Ž she said. Semicon-ductors have the most exposure to China out of segments in the S&P 500.ŽSears Holdings nosedived after the Wall Street Journal reported that the struggling retailer hired an advisory firm to prepare a bankruptcy filing that could come within days. The stock fell 16.8 percent to 49 cents. It was more than $40 five years ago.Sears has closed hundreds of stores and sold several famous brands or put them on the block as it sees more customers aban-don its stores. Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 2.4 percent to $73.17 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, lost 2.2 percent to $83.09 a barrel in London.Wholesale gaso-line shed 2.7 percent to $2.02 a gallon. Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech rms plunge 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 2,960 AO MJJAS 2,760 2,860 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,785.68 Change: -94.66 (-3.3%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 AO MJJAS 25,560 26,260 26,960 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,598.74 Change: -831.83 (-3.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 306 Declined 2546 New Highs 33 NewLows460 Vol. (in mil.) 4,357 Pvs. Volume 3,441 2,882 2,342 352 2599 16 308 NYSE NASDDOW 26441.73 25593.65 25598.74 -831.83 -3.15% +3.56% DOW Trans. 10973.71 10546.64 10550.92 -445.16 -4.05% -0.58% DOW Util. 750.47 739.14 739.54 -3.44 -0.46% +2.24% NYSE Comp. 12952.71 12620.28 12622.13 -338.32 -2.61% -1.46% NASDAQ 7701.20 7420.56 7422.05 -315.97 -4.08% +7.51% S&P 500 2874.02 2784.86 2785.68 -94.66 -3.29% +4.19% S&P 400 1953.06 1904.69 1905.43 -51.42 -2.63% +0.26% Wilshire 5000 29734.33 28767.48 28767.48 -967.42 -3.25% +3.50% Russell 2000 1621.41 1575.25 1575.41 -46.46 -2.86% +2.60% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.32 32.85 -.65 -1.9 t t t -15.5 -7.3 6 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 171.50 163.17 -5.72 -3.4 t t t +63.7 +85.6 29 Amer Express AXP 87.54 111.77 103.57 -3.09 -2.9 t t t +4.3 +17.9 15 AutoNation Inc AN 38.62 62.02 39.85 +.01 ... s t t -22.4 -14.8 10 Brown & Brown BRO 24.28 31.55 28.65 -.66 -2.3 t t t ... +21.2 26 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.68 -.71 -1.5 t t t -0.4 +5.6 86 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 34.28 -1.16 -3.3 t t t -14.1 -4.3 16 Darden Rest DRI 78.25 124.00 106.96 -1.68 -1.5 t t t +11.4 +38.8 21 Disney DIS 96.80 118.10 112.86 -4.03 -3.4 t s t +5.0 +19.1 15 Gen Electric GE 11.21 24.15 13.28 -.27 -2.0 s s s -24.0 -40.1 dd General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.94 +.65 +1.5 s t s -25.9 -9.8 10 Harris Corp HRS 133.66 170.72 160.65 -5.64 -3.4 t t t +13.4 +24.1 28 Home Depot HD 160.53 215.43 193.70 -2.05 -1.0 t t t +2.2 +20.5 25 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 142.69 -4.55 -3.1 t t t -7.0 +4.1 11 Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.70 106.29 -2.88 -2.6 t t t +14.4 +35.7 22 NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.80 -.73 -2.9 s s s +34.1 +33.8 cc NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 175.65 172.75 -.98 -0.6 s s s +10.6 +20.4 13 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 107.34 -.78 -0.7 s t t -10.5 +1.4 31 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 65.44 -1.26 -1.9 t t t +1.3 +13.3 12 WalMart Strs WMT 80.35 109.98 95.76 -1.32 -1.4 s t s -3.0 +23.1 23 Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 25.52 -.69 -2.6 t t t -12.5 -16.6 32 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E Stocks of Local Interest

PAGE 9 | Thursday, October 11, 2018 A9 The ugly, brutal battle to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh „ now Justice Kavanaugh „ to the U.S. Supreme Court will leave exposed wounds in our political system that wont soon heal. But those are tied to ideology. We must be more concerned about the now-emerging gripes from anti-Kavanaugh forces that attack the structure of our political system. If those gain a toehold in the popular consciousness, we might lose something far more precious. On Saturday, The Washington Post ran an article that noted Kavanaugh will be the first justice nominated by someone who lost the popular vote (President Donald Trump) to earn his seat on the bench with support from senators representing less than half of the country while having his nomination opposed by a majority of the country.Ž The Post followed up that analysis with a piece on Monday that noted a palpable, growing sense among the Democratic base that the system is rigged against them.Ž Along these lines, tweets appeared on Saturday from folks like MSNBC host Lawrence ODonnell and influential Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe. ODonnell, who was a Democratic strategist before he became a TV host, noted, Founders design flaws in democracy „ electoral college & 2 senators per state no matter the size of population „ have created the current Supreme Court.Ž That came in response to Tribes tweet, which referenced a New York Times editorial arguing in the same vein: Of the 5 justices picked by Republicans, including Kavanaugh, 4 were nominated by presidents who first took office after losing the popular vote. And the senators who will vote to confirm Kavanaugh represent vastly fewer Americans than those voting no.Ž Such comments attack an American political system that has proven extremely durable to threats, foreign and domestic, for 230 years „ a system that, by restraining the raw power of government and respecting the rights of those in the political minority, has created more freedom and respect for the individuals rights than any that came before it or that currently exists. Yes, Hillary Clinton received almost 2.9 million more votes than Trump. But, again, the Electoral College exists to protect the minority. So, while they appear anachronistic to people who obsess over the concept of fairnessŽ „ even when it often means being blatantly unfair to others „ the Electoral College and the idea of balancing population imbalances by giving each state two senators were designed to protect the minoritys rights. They were the Founders bulwarks against the tyranny of the majority. As the libertarian philosopher Ludwig von Mises wrote nearly 70 years ago, It is not true that the masses are always right and know the means for attaining the ends aimed at. ... Majorities too may err and destroy our civilization.Ž We tempt that fate if we surrender to the idea that our systems design flaws,Ž as ODonnell put it, must be fixed.OUR OPINIONDesign aws not the problem ANOTHER OPINION In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with conviction. Collins is no conservative. She has voted in favor of abortion and same-sex marriage while towing a more moderate line on economics. Her speech supporting Kavanaugh and denouncing the smears against him and the distortion of his judicial record was as good as any delivered by her more conservative colleagues. She correctly labeled the process that has become corrupt, nasty and divisive: We have come to the conclusion of a confirmation process that has become so dysfunctional it looks more like a caricature of a gutterlevel political campaign than a solemn occasion.Ž Collins chastised activists who sent out fundraising letters opposing President Trumps nominee even before Kavanaugh was announced: ...we have seen specialinterest groups whip their followers into a frenzy by spreading misrepresentations and outright falsehoods...Ž She didnt mention the major medias complicity in helping those groups to publicize the falsehoods with virtually no corrections to their outlandish claims. Noting Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30 years,Ž she added this wish: One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.Ž Given the level of virulent hatred by the left I wouldnt bet on it. After saying she has been assured by Kavanaugh of his respect for precedent „ by which she meant fealty to Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act „ she said that Kavanaugh was not a sure vote for policies of the Trump administration. She pointed out that other justices nominated by Republican presidents have voted in ways that went against their wishes, United States vs. Nixon being one of the more significant ones. There was a glimmer of hope in Collins speech for those who believe Roe was wrongly decided. She said, There are, of course, rare and extraordinary times where the Supreme Court would rightly overturn a precedent.Ž In what might be one of those carved in stoneŽ quotes, Collins delivered her most profound line: We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy.Ž Fairness was not just in jeopardy; it was murdered. Democrats and activists promoted inaccurate and unfair stories and treated as truth the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. They did the same with others who claimed, without evidence, that Kavanaugh participated in, or was present at, alleged gang rapes fueled by drugs and alcohol. About that Collins said, This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others. That such an allegation can find its way into the Supreme Court confirmation process is a stark reminder about why the presumption of innocence is so ingrained in our American consciousness.Ž In this instance, the presumption of guilt was the rule. Though there were no corroborating witnesses and Ford, herself, could not remember significant details about the evening, virtually all Senate Democrats and many Americans appeared ready to lynch Kavanaugh, causing harm to his reputation, character and grief to his family and friends, including many women who issued statements about his honor and fitness for the court. Nearing the end of her speech, Collins said of the process surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination: It is a case of people bearing ill will towards those who disagree with them. In our intense focus on our differences, we have forgotten the common values that bind us together as Americans.Ž Unfortunately, a younger generation of Americans knows little about those values. They seem to be rarely taught in public schools and universities. That is why they are slipping away. Young people would do well to be reminded of them by reading Sen. Collins speech. Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONSusan Collins delivers her nest hour in Kavanaugh speechBy Eli LakeThe highlight of Nikki Haleys tenure as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations came in the third week of December 2017. The General Assembly was preparing to vote to condemn the U.S. for moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and Haley was having none of it. There is a great photo of her voting against the draft resolution and casting a stern, side-eye stare at her colleagues. There is her tweet warning that she will be taking namesŽ of countries that voted later in the week to condemn Americas decision yet still wanted to receive U.S. foreign aid. The American right „ from wonky neocons to MAGA populists „ swooned. With the news that Haley will leave office at the end of the year, I thought of that showdown nearly a year ago. The conventional wisdom then from Trumps critics was that Haley had needlessly bullied the envoys of other nations. It was an embarrassment to treat the hallowed halls of the secretariat building like a Mafia social club. Diplomats are supposed to persuade, not alienate. Despite Haleys stern warning, and others like it, she has proved effective. As I wrote at the time, the same week that Haley promised to take names, she won two unanimous votes at the UN Security Council to ratchet up sanctions on North Korea and tighten the screening of potential foreign fighters leaving Syria. In July Haley managed to get approval for an overhaul of the UN peacekeeping budget, cutting costs and streamlining the bureaucracy. Haley didnt always press for reform. She also announced in July that the U.S. will be leaving the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of providing cover for the worlds most inhumane regimes while focusing its condemnation exclusively on the worlds only Jewish state. A fair criticism of Haleys tenure is that in her defense of the universal rights of all people, she did not manage to win the support of her boss at the White House. President Donald Trump has too often flattered the kind of tyrants that Haley scolds. So there were moments when Haleys foreign policy was in tension with Trumps. The best example came in April, when Haley went on the Sunday talk shows to promise new sanctions on Russia for its role in abetting the Syrian regime after a chemical weapons attack. White House officials walked it back the next day. When White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggested Haley may have been confused, the ambassador responded: With all due respect, I dont get confused.Ž This tension reflects a wider rift within the Republican Party. Traditional conservatives embrace American exceptionalism and chafe at the UN vision of a community of nations, all deserving equal respect. Trump takes a different view. As he said in his address to the UN General Assembly last month: I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.Ž In this respect, Trump might be called a transactionalist. Haley is clearly an exceptionalist. In a speech last May at the International Republican Institute, she said the UNs foundational dilemmaŽ was that it is set up to treat all countries the same.Ž She went on: But all countries are not fundamentally the same. When you try to pretend that there is no difference between the good guys and the bad guys, thats always a win for the bad guys.Ž Haley proved its possible to speak plainly about the bad guys and still gain their cooperation. Its a record that would make any diplomat proud „ and a lesson her soon-to-be-former boss might take to heart. Eli Lake is a columnist for Bloomberg News. 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PAGE 11 | Thursday, October 11, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL B2EAGLES, GIANTS MEET AMID STRUGGLES Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Mark LongThe Associated PressGAINESVILLE „ Jump pass. Double pass. Rocker step. Throwback toss. Those are apparently just a glimpse into Dan Mullens playbook.The first-year Florida coach has turned to a little trickery to help the 14th-ranked Gators mask their offensive deficiencies.Daring DanŽ is perfect on the season with them, too.His latest play-calling masterpiece came Saturday against LSU. Mullen dialed up a throwback pass from seldom-used tight end Lucas Krull, a former left-hander pitcher at Arkansas, to quar-terback Feleipe Franks that set up the go-ahead touch-down in a 27-19 victory.The timing was impeccable. The execution was flawless. The outcome was something Florida players and coaches are starting to expect.A week earlier, the Gators used a double pass nicknamed KodakŽ to beat Mississippi State 13-6. The play was named after rapper and Florida fan Kodak Black.So what about Krulls 15-yard completion to Franks?Thats just called throwback,Ž Mullen said. We have some cool, other plays in there. ... It was one that we had a long time ago. I wasnt smart enough to create cool names for plays until about four or five years ago. Thats just one weve had for a long, long time. But, sorry. Ive got to be more creative than just throwback.ŽNo one will mind plain as Tricks have been a treat for UFDaring Dan pulling out all the stops for GatorsFlorida head coach Dan Mullen celebrates with fans as he leaves the “ eld after defeating “ fth-ranked LSU on Saturday in Gainesville. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] By Mike FitzpatrickThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldnt wait to get back home.Now, thats exactly where theyre staying.CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager Aaron Boone again stuck with his starter too long, and the Yankees fell just short of extending their season Tuesday night with a 4-3 loss to the rival Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of their AL Divi-sion Series.Thats the one team that you dont want to lose to,Ž outfielder Brett Gardner said. We hate losing to them and we love beating them. Obvi-ously, they just had our number this year.ŽNew York mounted a last-ditch rally against wild closer Craig Kimbrel, scoring twice in the ninth inning. But the Yankees comeback stalled when Gary Sanchezs bases-loaded sacrifice fly was caught on the left-field warning track, and rookie Gley-ber Torres grounded out with two on to end it „ sort of.The play at first base was close, so both teams and a sellout crowd held their breath during a dramatic replay review before the out call was upheld following a 63-second delay. Kimbrel and the Red Sox „ suspended in mid-celebration for a minute „ resumed bouncing around in excitement.We played a really Out at home: Yankees fall to rival By Paul NewberryThe Associated PressATLANTA „ The first half of the season was a breeze for No. 2 Georgia.No daunting opponents. No game closer than two touchdowns.Now the real season begins.The Bulldogs must run a gauntlet of four straight games against Southeastern Conference opponents currently ranked in the Top 25, beginning with Saturdays trip to No. 13 LSU.Anytime you go on the road in the SEC, its an adven-ture,Ž coach Kirby Smart said. Were going to play some good teams coming up, absolutely. Its tough everywhere in the SEC. Go talk to Tennessee and ask them the road theyre dealing with. Go talk to LSU „ they just played Florida. I mean, theres no time to cry about it. Nobody wants to hear that. You gotta get ready to go play.ŽComing off a trip to the national championship game, Georgia (6-0, 4-0 SEC) has yet to be seriously challenged.But beating teams like Austin Peay and Vanderbilt by an average of nearly 30 points a game makes this a rather mysterious team. Even this deep into the season, no one is quite sure how the Bulldogs will react when inev-itably faced with an opponent that can match up with them physically and hang around well into the second half.We just know that from No. 2 Georgia prepares to face gauntlet of Top 25 teamsGeorgia running back DAndre Swift (7) gets past Vanderbilt linebacker Josh Smith (25) on Saturday in Athens, Ga. [AP PHOTO/JOHN BAZEMORE] Saturdays gameWho: No. 14 Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-2) When: 12 p.m. Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. TV: ESPN By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comAnother week filled with ups and downs in the rankings.The Florida High School Ath-letic Association football Playoff Power Rankings, that is.Four area programs would be playoff programs if the postseason began today, based on the newest PPR, which was released Tuesday by the FHSAA.The Villages and South Sumter are among the top six teams in Class 4A-Region 2, while South Lake is fourth in Class 6A-Region 2 and Wildwood is sixth in Class 1A-Region 4. South Lake, The Villages and South Sumter were playoff teams based on the rankings released on Oct. 2, and Wildwood moved up from the seventh spot in Class HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKA uid situationSouth Lakes Zach Martin (28) looks for running room against Eustis on Friday in Groveland. South Lake is currently fourth in C lass 6A-Region 2. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] 4 area schools currently in playo positionsSee GATORS, B3 See YANKEES, B3 See GEORGIA, B3 See NOTEBOOK, B3


B2 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV FOOTBALL COLLEGE SCHEDULETODAY SOUTHWEST Texas Tech (3-2) at TCU (3-2), 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (4-1) at Texas St. (1-4), 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY EAST Holy Cross (1-5) at Harvard (2-2), 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST South Florida (5-0) at Tulsa (1-3), 7 p.m. FAR WEST Air Force (2-3) at San Diego St. (4-1), 9 p.m. Arizona (3-3) at Utah (3-2), 10 p.m. SATURDAY EAST Akron (2-2) at Buffalo (5-1), Noon Cornell (2-2) at Colgate (5-0), Noon Maine (3-2) at Rhode Island (4-1), Noon St. Francis (Pa.) (2-3) at Wagner (1-5), Noon Louisville (2-4) at Boston College (4-2), 12:30 p.m. Fordham (0-5) at Lehigh (1-4), 12:30 p.m. CCSU (3-3) at Bryant (4-1), 1 p.m. Bucknell (1-5) at Monmouth (NJ) (3-2), 1 p.m. Columbia (3-1) at Penn (3-1), 1 p.m. Brown (1-3) at Princeton (4-0), 1 p.m. James Madison (4-2) at Villanova (3-3), 1 p.m. Mercer (3-2) at Yale (2-2), 1 p.m. Elon (4-1) at Delaware (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Georgetown (2-4) at Lafayette (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Temple (2-3) at Navy (2-3), 3:30 p.m. Stony Brook (4-2) at New Hampshire (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Michigan St. (3-2) at Penn St. (4-1), 3:30 p.m. William & Mary (2-3) at Towson (4-1), 4 p.m. Sacred Heart (3-2) at Dartmouth (4-0), 6 p.m. Richmond (2-4) at Albany (NY) (2-3), 7 p.m. Robert Morris (0-4) at Duquesne (3-3), 7 p.m. SOUTH Tennessee (2-3) at Auburn (4-2), Noon Rutgers (1-5) at Maryland (3-2), Noon Hampton (2-3) at Presbyterian (2-2), Noon Florida (5-1) at Vanderbilt (3-3), Noon Duke (4-1) at Georgia Tech (3-3), 12:20 p.m. Morehead St. (1-4) at Davidson (5-1), 1 p.m. Wofford (4-1) at Furman (1-3), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (0-5) at Howard (1-3), 1 p.m. Marist (1-4) at Jacksonville (1-3), 1 p.m. Florida A&M (4-2) at NC A&T (5-1), 1 p.m. Kennesaw St. (5-1) at Gardner-Webb (1-4), 1:30 p.m. Troy (5-1) at Liberty (2-3), 2 p.m. Tennessee St. (2-2) at Murray St. (2-3), 2 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (3-3) at SC State (1-4), 2 p.m. ETSU (5-1) at The Citadel (1-3), 2 p.m. Alcorn St. (4-2) at Alabama A&M (3-3), 3 p.m. MVSU (0-4) at Jackson St. (2-2), 3 p.m. VMI (0-5) at Samford (2-4), 3 p.m. E. Kentucky (2-3) at UT Martin (1-4), 3 p.m. W. Kentucky (1-4) at Charlotte (2-3), 3:30 p.m. Georgia (6-0) at LSU (5-1), 3:30 p.m. UCF (5-0) at Memphis (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Marshall (3-2) at Old Dominion (1-5), 3:30 p.m. Texas A&M (4-2) at South Carolina (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Chattanooga (4-2) at W. Carolina (2-2), 3:30 p.m. E. Illinois (1-5) at Jacksonville St. (4-1), 4 p.m. New Mexico St. (2-4) at Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4), 5 p.m. Houston Baptist (1-4) at SE Louisiana (2-4), 5 p.m. Alabama St. (2-3) at South Alabama (1-5), 5 p.m. Va. Lynchburg (2-3) at Charleston Southern (1-3), 6 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (2-4) at Coastal Carolina (3-2), 6 p.m. Morgan St. (1-4) at Savannah St. (1-4), 6 p.m. Missouri (3-2) at Alabama (6-0), 7 p.m. Houston (4-1) at East Carolina (2-3), 7 p.m. Mississippi College (2-3) at North Alabama (3-3), 7 p.m. Virginia Tech (3-2) at North Carolina (1-3), 7 p.m. Sam Houston St. (3-2) at Northwestern St. (2-3), 7 p.m. Miami (5-1) at Virginia (3-2), 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee (3-2) at FIU (3-2), 7:30 p.m. MIDWEST Toledo (3-2) at E. Michigan (2-4), Noon Iowa (4-1) at Indiana (4-2), Noon Oklahoma St. (4-2) at Kansas St. (2-4), Noon Nebraska (0-5) at Northwestern (2-3), Noon Minnesota (3-2) at Ohio St. (6-0), Noon Stetson (3-1) at Drake (3-1), 2 p.m. Missouri St. (2-2) at Indiana St. (3-2), 2 p.m. Montana (4-2) at North Dakota (3-2), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (3-3) at SE Missouri (3-2), 2 p.m. Butler (3-2) at Valparaiso (0-5), 2 p.m. Kent St. (1-5) at Miami (Ohio) (2-4), 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (3-3) at Notre Dame (6-0), 2:30 p.m. W. Michigan (4-2) at Bowling Green (1-5), 3 p.m. Ball St. (2-4) at Cent. Michigan (1-5), 3 p.m. S. Illinois (1-4) at Illinois St. (4-1), 3 p.m. Youngstown St. (2-3) at S. Dakota St. (2-2), 3 p.m. Purdue (2-3) at Illinois (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Ohio (3-2) at N. Illinois (3-3), 3:30 p.m. West Virginia (5-0) at Iowa St. (2-3), 7 p.m. N. Iowa (2-3) at South Dakota (3-2), 7 p.m. N. Dakota St. (5-0) at W. Illinois (2-3), 7 p.m. Wisconsin (4-1) at Michigan (5-1), 7:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST UAB (4-1) at Rice (1-5), 1 p.m. Southern Miss. (2-2) at North Texas (5-1), 2 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (3-2) at Stephen F. Austin (1-4), 3 p.m. Nicholls (4-2) at Abilene Christian (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Baylor (4-2) at Texas (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word (3-2) at Lamar (1-4), 4 p.m. Southern U. (2-3) at Prairie View (3-3), 6 p.m. Grambling St. (2-3) at Texas Southern (1-4), 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech (3-2) at UTSA (3-3), 7 p.m. Mississippi (4-2) at Arkansas (1-5), 7:30 p.m. FAR WEST Washington (5-1) at Oregon (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Army (3-2) at San Jose St. (0-5), 3:30 p.m. New Mexico (3-2) at Colorado St. (2-4), 4 p.m. Idaho (2-3) at Montana St. (3-2), 4 p.m. UNLV (2-3) at Utah St. (4-1), 4 p.m. N. Colorado (0-6) at Portland St. (2-4), 5 p.m. Dayton (3-3) at San Diego (3-2), 5 p.m. E. Washington (5-1) at Weber St. (3-2), 6 p.m. UCLA (0-5) at California (3-2), 7 p.m. Idaho St. (4-1) at UC Davis (4-1), 7 p.m. Sacramento St. (2-3) at S. Utah (0-5), 8 p.m. Hawaii (6-1) at BYU (3-3), 10:15 p.m. Wyoming (2-4) at Fresno St. (4-1), 10:30 p.m. Boise St. (3-2) at Nevada (3-3), 10:30 p.m. Colorado (5-0) at Southern Cal (3-2), 10:30 p.m.NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 3 2 0 .600 133 108 Miami 3 2 0 .600 99 117 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 63 118 N.Y. Jets 2 3 0 .400 123 105 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 87 86 Jacksonville 3 2 0 .600 102 86 Houston 2 3 0 .400 115 124 Indianapolis 1 4 0 .200 118 138 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 4 1 0 .800 153 130 Baltimore 3 2 0 .600 132 77 Cleveland 2 2 1 .500 114 113 Pittsburgh 2 2 1 .500 143 133 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 5 0 0 1.000 175 129 L.A. Chargers 3 2 0 .600 137 130 Denver 2 3 0 .400 100 131 Oakland 1 4 0 .200 107 149 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 2 2 0 .500 83 87 Dallas 2 3 0 .400 83 96 Philadelphia 2 3 0 .400 103 104 N.Y. Giants 1 4 0 .200 104 128 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 4 1 0 .800 180 140 Carolina 3 1 0 .750 104 91 Tampa Bay 2 2 0 .500 112 139 Atlanta 1 4 0 .200 133 163 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 3 1 0 .750 111 65 Minnesota 2 2 1 .500 113 131 Green Bay 2 2 1 .500 115 114 Detroit 2 3 0 .400 125 137 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 5 0 0 1.000 173 98 Seattle 2 3 0 .400 116 114 Arizona 1 4 0 .200 65 112 San Francisco 1 4 0 .200 118 146WEEK 5 Oct. 4New England 38, Indianapolis 24Sundays GamesBuffalo 13, Tennessee 12 Cincinnati 27, Miami 17 Pittsburgh 41, Atlanta 17 N.Y. Jets 34, Denver 16 Carolina 33, N.Y. Giants 31 Detroit 31, Green Bay 23 Kansas City 30, Jacksonville 14 Cleveland 12, Baltimore 9, OT L.A. Chargers 26, Oakland 10 Minnesota 23, Philadelphia 21 Arizona 28, San Francisco 18 L.A. Rams 33, Seattle 31 Houston 19, Dallas 16, OTMondays GameNew Orleans 43, Washington 19 Open: Tampa Bay, ChicagoWEEK 6 Thursdays GamePhiladelphia 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 Orleans BASEBALL POSTSEASONWILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 2: Colorado 2, Chicago 1, 13 innings Wednesday, Oct. 3: New York 7, Oakland 2 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Boston 3, New York 1 Friday, Oct. 5: Boston 5, New York 4 Saturday, Oct. 6: New York 6, Boston 2 Monday, Oct. 8: Boston 16, New York 1 Tuesday, Oct. 9: Boston 4, New York 3 Houston 3, Cleveland 0 Friday, Oct. 5: Houston 7, Cleveland 2 Saturday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, Cleveland 1 Monday, Oct. 8: Houston 11, Cleveland 3 National League Milwaukee 3, Colorado 0 Thursday, Oct. 4: Milwaukee 3, Colorado 2, 10 innings Friday, Oct. 5: Milwaukee 4, Colorado 0 Sunday, Oct. 7: Milwaukee 6, at Colorado 0 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 4: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 0 Friday, Oct. 5: Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 0 Sunday, Oct. 7: Atlanta 6, Los Angeles 5 Monday, Oct. 8: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 2 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) American League All Games on TBS Houston vs. Boston Saturday, Oct. 13: Houston at Boston, 8:09 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14: Houston at Boston, 7:09 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Houston, TBD Wednesday, Oct. 17: Boston at Houston, TBD x-Thursday, Oct. 18: Boston at Houston, TBD x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Houston at Boston, TBD x-Sunday, Oct. 21: Houston at Boston, TBD National League Fox and FS1 Los Angeles vs. Milwaukee Friday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 8:09 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 4:09 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15: Milwaukee at Los Angeles, TBD Tuesday, Oct. 16: Milwaukee at Los Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, Oct. 17: Milwaukee at Los Angeles, TBD x-Friday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, TBD x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, TBD WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) All Games on FOX Tuesday, Oct. 23: Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner at Boston-Houston winner Wednesday, Oct. 24: Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner at Boston-Houston winner Friday, Oct. 26: Boston-Houston winner at Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner Saturday, Oct. 27: Boston-Houston winner at Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner x-Sunday, Oct. 28: Boston-Houston winner at Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner x-Tuesday, Oct. 30: Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner at Boston-Houston winner x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Los AngelesMilwaukee winner at Boston-Houston winnerLATE TUESDAY BOX SCORE RED SOX 4, YANKEES 3BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 4 0 0 0 1 2 .188 Benintendi lf 4 1 0 0 0 3 .286 Pearce 1b 5 1 2 0 0 1 .333 Martinez dh 3 0 1 1 1 0 .357 Bogaerts ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 .294 Kinsler 2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .308 Nunez 3b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .182 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Vazquez c 3 1 1 1 1 2 .333 TOTALS 35 4 8 4 4 12 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hicks cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Judge rf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .375 Gregorius ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .214 Stanton dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Voit 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .231 1-Hechavarria pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Walker 3b 3 0 1 1 0 1 .250 Sanchez c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .200 Torres 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .308 Gardner lf 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000 a-McCutchen ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 TOTALS 30 3 5 3 2 4 BOSTON 003 100 000„4 8 0 NEW YORK 000 010 002„3 5 1a-grounded out for Gardner in the 8th. 1-ran for Voit in the 9th. E„Voit (1). LOB„Boston 10, New York 5. 2B„Kinsler (2), Nunez (1), Gregorius (1), Sanchez (1). HR„Vazquez (1), off Britton. RBIs„Martinez (6), Kinsler (2), Nunez (1), Vazquez (2), Walker (1), Sanchez (5), Gardner (1). SB„Bradley Jr. (1). SF„Martinez, Sanchez, Gardner. Runners left in scoring position„Boston 5 (Benintendi 2, Bogaerts, Kinsler 2); New York 2 (Voit, Torres). RISP„Boston 2 for 7; New York 1 for 5. Runners moved up„Bogaerts, Stanton.BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, W,1-0 5 4 1 1 0 1 65 1.59 Barnes, H,2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.00 Brasier, H,1 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Sale, H,1 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.84 Kimbrel, S,2-2 1 1 2 2 2 1 28 11.57 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sabathia, L,0-1 3 5 3 3 2 1 59 9.00 Britton 2 2 1 1 0 3 27 2.25 Robertson 1.2 0 0 0 1 4 30 0.00 Betances 1.1 1 0 0 1 3 25 2.70 Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 0.00Inherited runners-scored„Betances 1-0. HBP„Sabathia (Benintendi), Kimbrel (Walker). WP„Sabathia, Betances. Umpires„Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Cory Blaser; Right, Mike Winters; Left, Dan Bellino. T„3:28. A„49,641 (47,309). AUTO RACING NASCAR1000 BULBS.COM 500 Site: Talladega, Alabama. Schedule: Saturday, practice, 11:05 a.m., (NBCSN), qualifying, 4:35 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBC Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles). Race distance: 500.08 miles, 188 laps. Last year: Brad Keselowski won despite leading just seven laps. Last race: Chase Elliott won his “ rst career playoff race at Dover. Fast facts: Elliott earned a spot in the Round of 8 with the victory, just his second in the Cup series. Elliott now has two runner-up “ nishes and a win in just six starts in Dover. ...Kevin Harvick moved ahead of Kyle Busch for “ rst last weekend. They each have seven wins and have combined to take “ rst in 14 of this years 30 races. ...Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. is third, followed by Joey Logano and Elliott. Next race: Hollywood Casino 400, October 21, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas. Online: XFINITY Last race: Christopher Bell won for the second time in three starts. Next race: Kansas Lottery 300, Oct. 20, Kansas Speedway. Online: CAMPING WORLD TRUCK FR8AUCTIONS 250 Site: Talladega. Schedule: Friday, practice, 10:00 & 11:35 a.m. (FS2), qualifying, 5:35 p.m. (FS2); Saturday, race, 1 p.m., FOX. Track: Talladega Superspeedway. Race distance: 250.04 miles, 94 laps. Last year: Parker Kligerman won his second career race in the series. Last race: Grant En“ nger clinched a spot in the second round of the playoffs with a victory in Las Vegas. Fast facts: The truck series returns to action after a month off. En“ nger led 40 of 144 laps to win in Vegas the last time out. ...Justin Haley, like En“ nger, has a playoff win in hand. Hes 12 points ahead of En“ nger entering the weekend. ...Johnny Sauter, Noah Gragson, Brett Mof“ tt and Matt Crafton are also currently above the cutoff line. Next race: Texas Roadhouse 200, Oct. 27, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia. Online: FORMULA ONE Last race: Lewis Hamilton all but clinched the F1 championship by winning in Japan. Next race: U.S. Grand Prix, Oct. 21, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas. Online: NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING CAROLINA NATIONALS Site: Concord, North Carolina. Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 3:30 & 6 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1:30 & 4 p.m.; Sunday, “ nals, 4:40 p.m., FS1. Track: zMax Dragway. Last year: Doug Kalitta won Top Fuel just outside of Charlotte. Last race: Steve Torrence took “ rst in Texas. Fast facts: This weekends event is the fourth in a six-race postseason. ...Torrence won the “ rst three playoff starts and has 103-point lead over Clay Millican. Tony Schumacher is 165 points back and Leah Pritchett is 224 points behind the dominant Torrence. ...Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won last year in Concord. ...Hight leads Funny Car by 50 points over J.R. Todd. Gray is also “ rst in his division, while Krawiec is 47 points back of LE Tonglet for the championship. Next race: Toyota Nationals, Oct. 25-28, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Points Leaders Through Oct. 7 1. Kevin Harvick, 3101 2. Kyle Busch, 3096 3. Martin Truex Jr., 3069 4. Joey Logano, 3064 5. Chase Elliott, 3056 6. Kurt Busch, 3054 7. Brad Keselowski, 3054 8. Ryan Blaney, 3043 9. Aric Almirola, 3033 10. Clint Bowyer, 3033 11. Kyle Larson, 3031 12. Alex Bowman, 3009 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Pole Winners Through Oct. 7 1. Kyle Busch, 5 1. Martin Truex Jr., 5 2. Kurt Busch, 4 4. Denny Hamlin, 3 4. Kevin Harvick, 3 4. Kyle Larson, 3 7. Ryan Blaney, 2 8. Alex Bowman, 1 8. Chase Elliott, 1 8. Erik Jones, 1 8. Paul Menard, 1 8. Daniel Suarez, 1 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Laps Led Leaders Through Oct. 7 1. Kevin Harvick, 1546 2. Kyle Busch, 1230 3. Martin Truex Jr., 970 4. Kyle Larson, 737 5. Ryan Blaney, 602 6. Brad Keselowski, 535 7. Clint Bowyer, 489 8. Kurt Busch, 484 9. Joey Logano, 391 10. Denny Hamlin, 308 11. Chase Elliott, 265 12. Aric Almirola, 180 13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 132 14. Erik Jones, 88 15. Alex Bowman, 68 16. Ryan Newman, 57 17. William Byron, 56 18. Daniel Suarez, 35 19. Michael McDowell, 31 20. Kasey Kahne, 30 21. Jimmie Johnson, 29 22. Austin Dillon, 23 23. Bubba Wallace, 15 24. Paul Menard, 14 25. Regan Smith, 10 26. AJ Allmendinger, 9 26. Jamie McMurray, 9 28. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 29. Matt Kenseth, 5 30. Ty Dillon, 3 31. Chris Buescher, 1 31. Brendan Gaughan, 1 31. Justin Marks, 1 GOLF PGA TOURCIMB CLASSIC Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Course: TPC Kuala Lumpur (West). Yardage: 7,005. Par: 72. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1,620,000. Television: Today, 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Friday-Saturday, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Pat Perez. FedEx Cup leader: Kevin Tway. Last week: Kevin Tway won the Safeway Open. Notes: This is the “ rst of a three-week swing through Asia with limited “ elds and no cuts. ... Justin Thomas won his “ rst two PGA Tour titles at the CIMB Classic. He is among 10 players in the “ eld who were in the seasonending Tour Championship three weeks ago. ... Sixteen players competed in all three Asian events last year. Only three of them made it to the Tour Championship „ Xander Schauffele, Paul Casey and Kyle Stanley. ... Perez made 56 percent of his regular-season FedEx Cup points during the three-tournament Asian swing last year, starting with his victory in Malaysia. ... Tway and two players he beat in a playoff at the Safeway Open, Brandt Snedeker and Ryan Moore, are among 30 players in the “ eld who played in California last week. ... Thomas and Moore both have two victories in Malaysia. ... Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand is making his debut as a PGA Tour member. Next week: CJ Cup in South Korea. Online: www.pgatour.comEUROPEAN TOURSKY SPORTS BRITISH MASTERS Site: Surrey, England. Course: Walton Heath (Old Course). Yardage: 7,394. Par: 72. Purse: 3 million pounds. Winners share: 500,000 pounds. Television: Today-Friday, 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Paul Dunne. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Lucas Bjerregaard won the Dunhill Links Championship. Notes: FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose is the tournament host this year at Walton Heath. ... British Open champion Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, the “ rst European tandem to go 4-0 in the Ryder Cup, are in the “ eld. ... Rose will have a chance to return to No. 1 in the world. ... Walton Heath was founded in 1903 and had King Edward VIII as its “ rst captain. The Old Course hosted the 1981 Ryder Cup. ... The “ eld features four Ryder Cup players (Rose, Molinari, Fleetwood and Thorbjorn Olesen), Captain Thomas Bjorn and three vice captains in Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Robert Karlsson. ... The tournament dates to 1972. ... The list of champions features eight winning Ryder Cup captains „ Bjorn, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Bernhard Langer, Sam Torrance, Seve Ballesteros, Bernard Gallacher and Tony Jacklin. Next week: Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Online: www.europeantour.comLPGA TOURKEB HANA BANK CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Incheon, South Korea. Course: Sky 72 GC (Ocean Course). Yardage: 6,316. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Today, 1:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay); Friday-Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay). Defending champion: Jin Young Ko. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Last week: South Korea won the International Crown. Notes: In Gee Chun, who won all four of her matches last week, is among 21 players from the International Crown playing this week. That includes Sung Hyun Park, the No. 1 player in the world. ... All four Americans from the International Crown are playing „ Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Kordan and Lexi Thompson). ... Thompson has not won in more than a year, dating to the Indy Women in Tech Championship. She has slipped to No. 5 in the world. ... The tournament is co-sanctioned by the Korean LPGA, which selected 12 players to compete. That gives South Korea 27 players in the “ eld of 78. ... Jin Young Ko, the defending champion, has a big lead over Womens British Open champion Georgia Hall in the race of LPGA rookie of the year. Next week: Buick LPGA Shanghai. Online: www.lpga.comPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSSAS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Cary, N.C. Course: Prestonwood CC. Yardage: 7,082. Par: 72. Purse: $2.1 million. Winners share: $315,000. Television: Friday-Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Colin Montgomerie. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Scott McCarron. Last tournament: Ken Tanigawa won the Pure Insurance Championship. Notes: This is the “ nal event for the top 72 players to qualify for the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. ... Davis Love III is at No. 70 despite playing only “ ve times on the PGA Tour Champions. He is not playing the SAS Championship, instead competing on the PGA Tour in Malaysia. ... John Daly is in the “ eld. He is No. 66 in the Schwab Cup standings. ... McCarron leads the Schwabu Cup by $3,040 over Miguel Angel Jimenez. ... Steve Stricker is the only player with three victories in individual tournaments this year, even though he has played just seven times. Paul Broadhurst also has three wins, won of them a team competition with Kirk Triplett. ... Only four players in the top 25 on the money list are former major champions „ Bernhard Langer, David Toms, Vijay Singh and Tom Lehman. Next week: Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Online: SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 20 6 6 66 67 39 New York 20 7 5 65 60 33 New York City FC 15 9 8 53 55 41 Philadelphia 15 12 5 50 48 46 Columbus 13 10 9 48 39 41 Montreal 13 15 4 43 45 52 D.C. United 11 11 8 41 55 49 New England 8 12 11 35 45 51 Toronto FC 9 16 6 33 55 60 Chicago 8 17 7 31 47 59 Orlando City 7 19 4 25 40 68 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 16 6 9 57 51 38 Sporting Kansas City 15 8 8 53 56 38 Los Angeles FC 15 8 8 53 61 46 Portland 14 9 9 51 50 46 Seattle 15 11 5 50 45 33 Real Salt Lake 13 12 7 46 51 54 LA Galaxy 12 11 9 45 61 60 Vancouver 12 12 7 43 49 60 Minnesota United 11 17 3 36 46 63 Houston 9 14 8 35 51 49 Colorado 6 19 6 24 32 62 San Jose 4 20 8 20 48 69 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesMontreal 3, Columbus 0 Atlanta United FC 2, New England 1 Vancouver 2, Toronto FC 1 Philadelphia 5, Minnesota United 1 FC Dallas 2, Orlando City 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 1, Sporting Kansas City 1, tie Los Angeles FC 3, Colorado 0 Portland 4, Real Salt Lake 1 New York Red Bulls 3, San Jose 1Sundays GameD.C. United 2, Chicago 1Mondays GameSeattle 4, Houston 1Friday, 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. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueTAMPA BAY RAYS „ Extended the contract of manager Kevin Cash through the 2024 season.National LeagueSAN DIEGO PADRES „ Fired hitting coach Matt Stairs. Assigned LHP Jose Torres outright to San Antonio (PCL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Waived F/C Isaac Humphries. Signed G C.J. Anderson. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS „ Waived F Desi Rodriguez.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Assigned LW Pontus Aberg to San Diego (AHL). ARIZONA C OYOTES „ Assigned C Barrett Hayton to Sault Ste. Marie (OHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended Bakers“ eld F Mitch Callahan and San Diego D Andy Welinski one game.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Claimed D Scott Dornbrock off waivers.COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN „ Texas Tech at TCU ESPNU „ Georgia Southern at Texas St. FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Archer (Ga.) at Grayson (Ga.), at Loganville, Ga. GOLF 1:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, “ rst round, at Incheon, South Korea (same-day tape) 10:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, CIMB Classic, second round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4:30 a.m. (Friday) GOLF „ European PGA Tour, British Masters, second round, at Surrey, England NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. FOX & NFL „ Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants NBA BASKETBALL 10 p.m. NBA „ Preseason, Utah at Sacramento SOCCER 3:30 p.m. ESPNEWS „ UEFA Nations League, Russia vs. Sweden, at Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia 7:30 p.m. FS1 „ Men, International friendly, United States vs. Colombia, at Tampa, Fla. FS2 „ 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Group Stage, Group B: Cubs vs. Jamaica, at Edinburg, Texas 10 p.m. FS1 „ 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Group Stage, Group B: Costa Rica vs. Canada, at Edinburg, Texas BOYS BOWLINGLeesburg 3, Mount Dora 1Conner Zylowski rolled a 157 to pace the Yellow Jackets.GIRLS BOWLINGLeesburg 3, Mount Dora 0Taylor Buonasera rolled a 163 to lead Lees-burg to the win.Kayla Phillips had a 144 for Mount Dora.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson watches from the sideline against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 30 in Nashville, Tenn. [AP PHOTO/MARK ZALESKI, FILE] By Tom CanavanThe Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. „ After turning over half their roster, its not surprising the New York Giants are losing.The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are another story. They were expected to make a run at being the first team to repeat since the New England Patriots won title games after the 2003 and 2004 seasons.The Eagles (2-3) head into tonights game at MetLife Stadium against the Giants (1-4) looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak since the 2016 season. A fourth loss would be more than they had last season.While some might point to a Super Bowl hangover, its also a combination of having a target on their backs, injuries and bad play.We know were going to get everybodys best and weve seen it already this season,Ž Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.Ive addressed the team that way. It doesnt mean we have to; its not about panic mode or anything in that nature, its just a heightened sense of urgency. The mistakes were making are self-inflicted and its keeping us from possibly winning a game or two here or there, and we understand that.ŽSo do the Giants. They have not played horribly in coach Pat Shurmurs first season. They are not making enough plays, and too many mistakes.Odell Beckham Jr., who caught a touchdown and threw another in the Giants 33-31 loss to Carolina last weekend, is glad this is a short week and the Eagles are the opponent in the weak NFC East where no team has a winning record.Defending Super Bowl champs coming in here, Thursday night game, but right now the focus is more on this just one game, and not putting so much pressure on what it could do for us,Ž Beck-ham said. But this is a game that we need to win against a division rival.ŽThe Eagles have won the past three against New York and seven of eight.Eagles struggling post Super Bowl, Giants still losing

PAGE 13 | Thursday, October 11, 2018 B31A-4 following a 68-0 win against Bronson on Friday.In classes 1A through 4A, six teams from each of the four regions will advance into the postsea-son. In classes 5A through 8A, eight teams from each region „ four district champions and the four highest PPR „ will trans-fer into the postseason.The final rankings „ along with playoff seed-ings „ will be announced on Nov. 4.In Class 4A-Region 2, The Villages (37.67 PPR) began last week as the top-ranked team in the region. However, following a 49-13 win against Umatilla, the Buffalo dropped to No. 4 this week.A likely factor in the Buffalos fall from the top spot was the won-loss record of their previous five opponents, four of which lost on Friday. Opponents won-loss record is one of the criteria used to determine PPR.The Buffalo will get a chance to tie the program record with seven straight wins to open the season on Friday at Interlachen.Also in Class 4A-2, South Sumter (34.71) maintained its stranglehold on the sixth spot in the rankings, despite a 42-21 loss to Dunnellon, the second-ranked team in the region. The Raiders (3-4) have earned 18 bonus points already this season, because they have played six teams that earned playoff berths in the 2015-16 scheduling cycle „ another criteria for calculating a teams PPR.South Sumter travels to Mount Dora on Friday, with both teams looking for a win against a regional opponent.Mount Dora (31.50) enters Fridays game ranked eighth in Class 4A-2 with a 3-3 record. Also in Class 4A-2, Umatilla (25.00) is 11th.In Class 6A-Region 2, South Lake (39.83) jumped two spots to fourth following a 45-14 win against Eustis. The Eagles are the third of four teams from District 5 who would earn a postseason berth, based on Tuesdays rankings.Ocala Vanguard (second with a 43.33 PPR), Gainesville (third, 41.67), and Ocala Lake Weir (eighth, 37.50) are the other three Class 6A-District 5 teams in the hunt for the eight regional berths.South Lake plays at district and regional rival Leesburg on Friday. Leesburg (29.50), which upset Tavares last week, improved to 19th in the region.And in Class 1A-Region 4, Wildwood (34.71) jumped into the playoff fray, moving into sixth place after its third straight win. The Wildcats, who opened the season with two straight losses, began the week in seventh place.If the postseason began this week, Wildwood would travel to Frostproof for an opening-round game. Frostproof knocked off the Wildcats 59-38 at Wildwood in last years playoffs.PPR for other area schools and region standing include: Class 7A-Region 1 „ Lake Minneola (15th, 34.83) and East Ridge (19th, 32.00); Class 5A-Region 4 „ Eustis (14th, 33.29) and Tavares (16th, 31.33).First Academy of Leesburg and Mount Dora Christian Academy compete in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference and are not part of the weekly rankings. Leesburgs Lance Erving attracting attentionLance Erving, a major contributor to Leesburgs back-to-back state cham-pionship boys basketball team, has been attracting the attention of various college coaches.In a recent tweet, Erving indicated Louisiana Tech is among the schools that have recently begun to show interest in the 6-foot-2 guard. His play also drew special attention at last weekends Hoop Exchange Fall Fes-tival Showcase in Apopka, which attracted some of the top prep players in the state.Lance scored at will against DME (Sports Academy team in Daytona Beach,Ž evaluators noted. He stood out immediately. Lance was very poised, and it showed on the court. His defense also stood out. We will keep our eye on Lance Erving and see where he ends up.A member of the Daily Commercials All-Area First Team, Erving averaged 18.3 points and 2.7 steals per game in 2018. With Erving contributing big numbers on the floor, „ he scored 28 points in Leesburgs 62-61 win against Sarasota Booker in last years Class 6A state semifinals „ the Yellow Jackets had a 53-7 record over the past two seasons, including a 30-1 mark in 2017-18. Montverde Academy duo receives high praiseA pair of Montverde Academy senior standouts „ Omar Payne and Har-lond Beverly „ also showed big-time skills at last weekends Hoop Exchange showcase in Apopka.Payne, a 6-foot-9 power forward who transferred to Montverde Academy from Kissimmee Osceola, has already committed to play at the University of Florida next season. Nonetheless, Payne, who sports a wing-span of more than seven feet, said he has a lot to prove this season.Payne helped the Kowboys to a 21-7 record in 2017-18 and a spot in the Class 9A-Region 2 cham-pionship, where they dropped a 57-54 decision to eventual state champion Orlando Oak Ridge.Beverly, a 6-foot-4 guard from Michigan, was the best guardŽ at the showcase, according to evaluators. Scouts noted: (Beverly) showed his ability to finish above the rim with ease. Beverly also shot the ball well from the perimeter.ŽAmong the NCAA Divi-sion I schools looking at Beverly are: Florida, Arizona State, Baylor, Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Texas and Wisconsin. Tavares baseball team holding golf tournamentThe Tavares High School baseball team has scheduled its fourth annual Bulldog Baseball Golf Tournament for Nov. 10 at Deer Island Country Club in Tavares.Cost to play is $65 per player or $260 for a four-some and includes green fees, cart and range balls.The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.There will be prizes for first, second and third places, as well as awards for closest to the pin and longest drive, along with other ticket prizes. All entrants will receive a barbecue lunch with sides and drinks.In additions, there are various levels of sponsor-ship available, including hole sponsors.All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Tavares baseball program.For more information or to sign up, contact Chris Amirault at 818-445-6730. NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1long as its productive.And the Gators (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) have been productive while winning three straight. It hasnt been particularly pretty on offense, mostly because the teams line is a work in progress and Franks is far from a pol-ished passer.Mullen, to his credit, has found ways to get the most out of both.Hes not asking the line to try to manhandle more physical fronts in a league filled with them, and he has Franks making quick reads and, if nobody is open, scrambling for yards.Add in some decep-tion, and Mullen and the Gators are doing enough to complement a stout defense that continues to be the backbone of the team.Hes got every trick in the bag and he knows when to call the right play at the right time,Ž Krull said. Hes tremendous at what he does.ŽOn a first-and-10 play at the LSU 17 and trail-ing 19-14, the 6-foot-6 Krull started in motion from right to left, took a handoff that resembled an end-around and then pulled up and floated a pass back to Franks, who had slipped into the flat mostly unnoticed.Franks was tackled at the 2, setting up Lamical Perines touchdown run on the next play.I was hoping someone would run with me and Id kind of snatch it off someones head or something like that (and) make SportsCenter top plays,Ž Franks said.It certainly will end up on Franks growing highlight reel.He threw a jump pass for a touchdown in the season opener, stirring memories of Florida great Tim Tebow. Franks started the double pass last week, the one that ended with Kadarius Toneys 20-yard TD toss to Moral Stephens.Franks 13th touch-down pass of the season came Saturday on a rocker step to Stephens, another play Tebow made famous at Florida. Franks took the shotgun snap, stepped toward the line of scrim-mage like he was about to tuck it and run, and then rocked back and completed a 3-yarder to Stephens. GATORSFrom Page B1this point going forward we need to be on our A game, because this is our meat of our schedule,Ž receiver Terry Godwin said. We havent played our best yet.ŽMaking this stretch even more challenging: only one game is between the hedges.After traveling to LSU (5-1, 2-1), Georgia has an off week before heading to Jacksonville for their Cocktail Party game against No. 14 Florida (5-1, 3-1). Thats followed by another true road game at No. 18 Kentucky (5-1, 3-1), before the Bulldogs finally return to Sanford Stadium to host No. 21 Auburn (4-2, 1-2).If the Bulldogs get through all that unscathed, theyll almost surely head to the SEC championship game with a perfect 12-0 record. The final two games are both at home against lowly Massachusetts and state rival Georgia Tech.Every week, the team gets better, they get more experience,Ž tight end Isaac Nauta said. Obviously, weve got a tough stretch up ahead with a lot of good opponents, but our preparations not going to change. If any-thing, were going to push harder because we know the competitions going to get better. Its exciting knowing youre going to go into some of these big games and thats what you want to be a part of being a foot-ball player.Ž Missouri was the only team to remotely challenge Georgia, hanging within striking distance going to the fourth quar-ter before losing 43-29. In every other game, the final margin was at least 24 points.Thats made it even more important for the Bulldogs to challenge themselves during the week.Weve been tested,Ž Nauta said. We believe that some of the best competition were going to play is in practice.ŽThis will be Georgias first trip to Baton Rouge since 2008. While no one on the roster has played in Death Valley, they all have a sense of what theyll be up against in Tiger Stadiums notoriously raucous atmosphere.From everything Ive heard, its supposed to be an electric place to play in and theyve really got the home-field advantage,Ž Nauta said. Im ready to see what its like.Ž Smart already knows. He played there in 1998 during his senior season at Georgia, spent the 2004 season as an LSU assistant, and returned four more times while serving as Alabamas defensive coordinator. GEORGIAFrom Page B1 Lance Erving, a major contributor to Leesburgs back-toback state championship boys basketball team, has been attracting the attention of various college coaches. [PAUL RYAN /CORRESPONDENT] hard season, we managed to win 100 games and then we get to this point and we just cant finish off a series against the Red Sox. Its tough,Ž reliever David Robertson said.Asked about his long fly, Sanchez said through a translator: I wasnt sure about it. I hit it well, but I got under it.ŽAfter beating Oakland in the AL wild-card game, it was a humbling playoff exit for a power-packed Yankees team that added reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton last offseason and hit a major league-record 267 home runs.With the stakes at their highest, however, the Yankees never left the yard in two home games versus Boston. They were outscored 20-4 as the AL East champs took the best-of-five series 3-1 and advanced to the ALCS against defending World Series champion Houston.I didnt expect to come here and lose two in a row. I expected to come back here and win two in a row,Ž Gardner said.Last year, it was the Yankees who reached the AL Championship Series before their surprising run ended with a Game 7 loss to the Astros.This time, a 2018 season that began with sky-high expectations „ now over in bitter disappointment.While the Red Sox got strong starts from Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello during the series, Yankees starters were charged with 15 runs over 13 innings in four games. Masahiro Tanaka was the only one to get an out in the fourth.They just had a lot of stuff going right. Were very equal teams,Ž Sabathia insisted. The ball just bounced their way.ŽAdding to the humiliation, the Red Sox got to revel in a second cham-pagne celebration at Yankee Stadium in less than three weeks.Boston also clinched its third consecutive division crown on enemy ground Sept. 20.They got momentum on their side and never really slowed down,Ž Robertson said.So while the Red Sox roll on seeking their fourth World Series title in 15 years, the Yankees own but one pennant and championship during that span (2009).On deck, a long winter of wondering how theyve fallen behind in a rivalry they dominated for nearly a century.All that changed in 2004, when Mariano Rivera was finally unable to close out the pesky Red Sox and they rallied for an unprecedented comeback from a 3-0 deficit to win the ALCS. Boston took Games 6 and 7 at Yankee Stadium on the way to its first World Series championship in 86 years. This was the first playoff meeting between the clubs since then, and the Red Sox once again made themselves right at home in the Bronx. After splitting two games at Fenway Park, they quieted the Yankees bois-terous crowd „ and their dangerous bats. New York hadnt gone consecutive games at Yankee Stadium without a home run since April.Definitely frustrating,Ž Boone said. I think one of their goals in this series was to keep us in the ballpark, and then coming here where were so good at that, they were able to do it. Credit to them for being able to hold us down and shut us down, but in the end, you dont move on usually when you cant get enough big hits in a series, and they just outplayed us a little bit.ŽBefore the last two games, New York was 7-0 at home over the past two postseasons.Confident players were excited about returning to the Big Apple, and Judge even walked past Bostons clubhouse inside Fenway Park early Sunday morning with Frank Sinatras rendition of New York, New YorkŽ blaring from a boom box.Its a good song. And Aaron, hes one of our resi-dent deejays, so hes got a pretty extensive playlist,Ž Boone said later that day at Yankee Stadium, a smirk filling his face. We like to hear that song sometimes when we win a big game.ŽThat was the last time they did.Bostons 16-1 blowout Monday marked the most lopsided defeat for a home team in postseason history, and shortstop Didi Gregorius called it an embarrassing day.ŽBoone acknowledged some regret in allowing ace Luis Severino to start the fourth inning down 3-0. Severino was removed with the bases loaded and nobody out, but relievers Lance Lynn and Chad Green quickly let the game get out of hand. YANKEESFrom Page B1Boston Red Sox “ rst baseman Steve Pearce stretches for the throw to the bag ahead of New York Yankees Gleyber Torres for the “ nal out of Game 4 of an American League Division Series on Tuesday in New York. The Red Sox won 4-3. [AP PHOTO/BILL KOSTROUN]


B4 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Feb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) A pril21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) A pril29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(Martin TruexJr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona(ErikJones) July14: QuakerState400atKentucky(MartinTruexJr.) July22: NewHampshire301(KevinHarvick) July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono(KyleBusch) Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen(ChaseElliott) Aug.12: PureMichigan400(KevinHarvick) Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol(KurtBusch) Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington(BradKeselowski) Sept.10: Brickyard400atIndianapolis(Brad Keselowski) Sept.16: LasVegas400(BradKeselowski) Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond(Kyle Busch) Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course(RyanBlaney) Oct.7: Delaware400atDover(ChaseElliott) Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Shares hometown (Bakers“eld) withRickMears KYLEBUSCH Prepared toleave Talladega irritated CHASE ELLIOTT Canhisroll survivethe BigOne? MARTIN TRUEXJR. Hasnever wonaplate race RYAN BLANEY Canplayit safe,ifthats possible KURTBUSCH Willde“nitely beinthe front-pack mix ARIC ALMIROLA Duefora break BRAD KESELOWSKI Missthe BigOneand hellwin JOEY LOGANO Won Talladega inApril TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ ERIKJONES Gotback ingearat Dover FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadtoask ourselvesGODWINSPICKS FORTALLADEGA MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTEveryraceisaplateraceforour twobigeaters.Belly-uptothepod! Tuneinonlineat w daytonamotormouths CUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybea fewactualanswers THREETHINGSTOWATCHDOVER THREETHINGSWELEARNEDTALLADEGA Whatsyourpercentageon ChaseElliottschancetowinthe championship? GODSPEAK: YoungChaseimproved hisstandingbywinningDoverand advancing.Hemoveduptoa50 percentchance. KENSCALL: Hesrunningwellat therighttime,whichkindatellsme hellmaketheFinalFour,atwhich point,bymymath,hehasa1-in-4 shot.Wheresmycalculator?Got it:25percent. WhollbehappytoseetheTal ladegaCityLimitssign? GODSPEAK: LetsgowithJamie McMurray,whohasnoridein2019. Heissneaky,restrictor-plategood, andaTalladegawinwouldlethim exitNASCARwithabigwin. KENSCALL: Nodoubt,Alex Bowman.Ifyouonlyhaveoneshot toadvanceintheplayoffs,and thatoneshothingesonvictory, youtakeyourchancesonaplate race. CLINTBOWYERVS.RYAN NEWMAN: BowyersaidhisNo.14 FordwasjoltedbyNewmansNo. 31Chevy,whicheventuallyledto himcrashingoutoftherace. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Bowyer isaplayoffdriver,andNewman ismakinglapsuntil2019,when hejoinsRoushFenwayRacing. Bowyerwasnothappy.Igot toreuppassingalapper,ŽBowyer groused. WINNER: BradKeselowski RESTOFTOP5: JoeyLogano, ChaseElliott,DennyHamlin,Aric Almirola FIRSTONEOUT: RyanBlaney DARKHORSE: RickyStenhouseJr. DONTBESURPRISEDIF: KeselowskiorLoganowinsthisrace. Theyhavesixvictoriesintheir pasteightstartsatTalladega. WhydidntDennyforcetheissue?Letsstartwiththeobvious.Denny HamlinandChaseElliotthaveahistory,andintermsofpublicreaction, Dennysreputationtookahit.So whenDennyhadashottostickhis noseinthereinTurn1atDover,on the“nalrestart,heappearedtoback offandletChaserunitout.Thats understandableinonerespect,but thenagain,man,thatwouldvebeen spectacularentertainmentifhed goneuglyonhim.WhereisChristopherBellnext year?ProbablybackinX“nity,though hehasnothingtoprovethere.Its neverbeenjustaboutabilityinauto racingspeckingorder.Often,manufacturersandsponsorshavethe“nal sayaboutwhogetspromoted.In bettereconomictimesforNASCAR, Bellwouldalmostbeabletocall hisshot,dependingoncontractual issues.Now,notsomuch.Butishe ready?Youbetterbelieveit.„KenWillis,ken. willis@news-jrnl.com1.KevinHarvick3101 2.KyleBusch3096 3.MartinTruexJr.3069 4.JoeyLogano3064 5.ChaseElliott3056 6.KurtBusch3054 6.BradKeselowski3054 8.RyanBlaney3043 9.AricAlmirola3033 9.ClintBowyer3033 11.KyleLarson3031 12.AlexBowman3009 13.AustinDillon2101 14.JimmieJohnson2098 15.DennyHamlin2094 16.ErikJones2079 17.RyanNewman629 18.DanielSuarez593 19.PaulMenard591 20.RickyStenhouseJr.581 CUPSERIES: SITE: TalladegaSuperspeedway (2.66-mile,tri-oval) SCHEDULE: Saturday,practice(NBC SportsNetwork,11a.m.),qualifying (NBCSportsNetwork,4:30p.m.). Sunday,race(NBC,coveragebegins at1p.m.;green”ag,2:15p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: Fr8Auctions250 SITE: TalladegaSuperspeedway TVSCHEDULE: Friday,practice(Fox Sports2,10a.m.and11:30a.m.), qualifying(FoxSports2,5:30p.m.), Saturdayrace(Fox,1p.m.)1.PatonbackChaseElliottgotapatontheback fromhiscarownerRickHendrick afterwinningDover.Youknowhe issmart,heislikehisdad,Žhesaid. Heisreallysmart,heknowswhen toraceandhehasgotunbelievable carcontrol.Imjustveryfortunateto havehiminourcamp.Ž2.LapsdontcountKevinHarvickledatDover“vetimes for286(of404)lapsbut“nished sixth.Elliottledonce,led11consecutivelapsandwontheracein overtime.HarvickwilltaketheCup SeriespointsleadtoTalladega.I dontreallycareaboutpoints,Žhe said.Idratherwin.Ž3.TeammatecautionAricAlmirolalookedlikehewason hiswaytovictory,butwitheight lapstogoinregulation,histeammateClintBowyercrashed,which broughtoutadecisiveyellow”ag. Wevehadsomanyopportunities,Ž saidAlmirola,who“nished13th.Im frustratedandmadandangry.Ž„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comChaseElliottscoredhissecondCup SerieswinoftheseasonatDover, thenscoredacomplimentfromhis carowner.[AP/NICKWASS] 1.IntheholeAlexBowmanhasdughimselfa deepplayoffholethankstoa28thplace“nishatDover.Heis92points behindpointsleaderKevinHarvick and34pointsbelowthecutlinefor advancing.CarownerRickHendrick hastwodriversintheplayoffs,but onlyonegoingintotheRoundof8. WehopeAlexcangetthewindown there,ŽsaidHendrick,whilecelebratingwithhisDoverwinnerChase Elliott.2.Welcome,wild-cardWhileCharlotteMotorSpeedways Rovalracehasbecomeawild-card raceofsortsforplayoffcontenders,TalladegaSuperspeedwaywill alwaysbeadriversworstnightmare.Eightofthe12survivorswould liketowinthisraceandjoinChase ElliottwithapasstotheRoundof8. Thisbig,2.66-miletri-oval,whichis alanewiderthanDaytona,always producesmajorwhite-knuckle moments.3.EntertainmentvalueTalladegaSuperspeedwaymust haveenormousentertainmentvalue becauseNASCARstwotelevision partnersareairingracesontheir broadcastnetworks.Foxwillshow theCampingWorldTruckSeries raceonitsprimarynetworkSaturday,whileNBCisdoingthesameon SundaywiththeCupSeriesevent. Thiswillbeonlythesecond(and last)TruckSerieseventtomakethe bigstageatFox.Enjoy.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comAlleyeswillbeonTalladega SuperspeedwaySundaytoseehow the500-mileracescramblesthe NASCARplayoff“eld.Thisiswhat happenedtoDaytona500champion AustinDillonwhenheracedat TalladegainApril.[AP/RUSSELLNORRIS]

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PAGE 21 | Thursday, October 11, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comRock out in Tavares or enjoy barbecue in ClermontBy Linda Florea CorrespodentCarpe diem this weekend with events featuring food, music, art and nature. Lakeridge Winerys BBQ and Blues brings barbecue competition to the rolling hills of Clermont along with some Bluesy music Friday through Sunday. Mount Dora is the place for art with Brushing up on Impressionism lunch and lecture today, the first Art in the Alley event featuring artists and musicians on Royellou Lane and the Bra-Vo 2018 Gala both on Friday. Rocktobefest in Tavares turns up the volume on Saturday followed by the more laid-back Guitars and Cars on Sunday in Mount Dora. Get into nature Saturday at the Festival of Flight and Flowers in Eustis or take a walk in the woods to admire wildflowers and butterflies in Bushnell. Test your stamina in Umatilla Saturday at the 4th Annual Umatilla Kiwanis 5K for the Kids. Here are your weekend highlights. BBQ and Blues Barbecue gurus compete for the title of Rib Champion Friday through Sunday at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. Carolina Rib King will be back to defend his championship. In addition to champion-level barbecue, there is music on the outdoor stage and in the Wine and Cheese Bar, along with art and craft vendors and wine tastings. The times are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 with children 12 and younger free. A portion of the proceeds go to support the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. Details: Rocktoberfest Turn it up at Wooton Park from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday for the free Rocktoberfest featuring Petty Cash, a Tom Petty and Johnny Cash cover band, along with Hypersona. There is also a car show and beer garden. After the park closes, enjoy more live music at Bru Tap House and Ruby Street Grille from 10 pm. to midnight. Art in the Alley The first Art in the Alley is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mount Dora History Museum, 450 E. Royellou Lane. Artists and musicians will showcase their original art, handmade goods and acoustic sounds on Royellou Lane, which will be closed to traffic. Downtown galleries will be free and open until 8 p.m. Start your stroll at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery to pick up your Art in the Alley map. As you stroll down Royellou Lane, have your map punched at each gallery stop along the way. Once you have visited all of the galleries, bring your completed punched map to the Gatehouse Gallery at the Lakeside Inn to receive a special prize. Art in the Alley will be the second Friday of every month. Bra-Vo 2018 Gala In conjunction with Art in the Alley, Artisans on Fifth, 134 E. Fifth Ave. is hosting the Bra-Vo exhibit through Oct. 28 to raise money for the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation for men and women in Lake County who are fighting breast cancer. Vote for your favorite work and bid at the silent auction through Oct. 28. There are light appetizers and cocktails with Bartending for Boobs. Free. Details: Festival of Flight and Flowers The Festival of Flight and Flowers is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at at Fountain Green Park, 101-199 E Magnolia Ave. in Eustis. Nature professionals will share stories, experiences and demonstrations, including native plants, outdoor recreation, wildflowers, bird and butterfly watching, kidfriendly activities, artists, photographers, crafters displaying and offering their works for sale, food and entertainment. There is also a butterfly house by the Master Gardeners.On tap this weekendBy Linda Florea CorrespondentIts all on stage this weekend … theater, comedy and music. The Bay Street Players Young Peoples Theatre presents the musical School House Rock, Jr.Ž Thursday through Sunday. Need a good laugh? Try Comedy Night with James Yon Friday at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. The Orange Blossom Opry has two shows this weekend with the Ultimate Tom Petty Experience on Friday and George Trullinger and his many impersonations on Saturday. The Mickey Finn Show features a variety of music in three shows this weekend at Lake-Sumter State College. Here's what's On Stage this weekend School House Rock, Jr. The Bay Street Players Young Peoples Theatre presents School House Rock, Jr.Ž Thursday through Sunday. In the musical, Tom, a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day relaxes by watching television when various facets of his personality emerge to show him how to win over his students. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 children. Details: Comedy Night with James Yon The Clermont Performing Arts Centers Black Box Theater presents comedian James Yon with feature act Chris Zee and emcee Hope Nichols at 8 p.m. Friday. Yon is a Florida native and can be seen Sundays at 11 p.m. hosting his show Viral BreakdownŽ on the Afrotainment Channel on Dish Network. He was a finalist for NBCs Stand Up For Diversity and appeared on the FOX Comedy Club. In addition, he was the 2011 and 2012 winner of the Orlando Improvs Clash of the Comics.Ž Tickets: $15. Details: Orange Blossom Opry The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience featuring the Southern Accents tribute band takes the stage 7:30 p.m Friday. Tickets are $27 to $33. George Trullinger channels Ed Sullivan for some high energy, comedic fun and music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Impersonations include Buddy Holly, Hank Sr., Mick Jagger, The Blues Brothers and special guests. Tickets: $25 to $31. Details: Mickey Finn The Mickey Finn Show brings the musical fun to Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg for two shows Saturday and one show Sunday. The band features virtuoso music from Dixieland to Broadway featuring piano funster Finn and the Banjo Hall of Fame inductee Cathy Reilly. The Mickey Finn Show had their own NBC TV series, performed for two U.S. presidents, were named USO Entertainers of the Year, performed with Disney Symphonies, showcased in 155 cruises to 54 countries and spent 25 award winning years in main Las Vegas showrooms. Tickets: $29. Reservations: 352-365-3506. ON STAGEComedy and music on stage this weekendBy Ed Symkus More Content Now There are a few things you should know before seeing this newest film from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash,Ž La La LandŽ). Its not an actionfilled outer space movie. Its not, at its center, even about the first Apollo moon landing. Its not really even about NASA. All of that is in there, much of it in great detail. But based on James Hansens massive 2005 book First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong,Ž with a script by Josh Singer (Spotlight,Ž The PostŽ), its much more focused on what led Neil Armstrong to become commander of Apollo 11 and go on that First Man goes on a cerebral, emotional voyage to the moonNeil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) narrowly escapes a training hazard. [UNIVERSAL PICTURES] First ManŽWritten by Josh Singer; directed by Damien Chazelle With Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll Rated PG-13 ROCKTOBERFEST: From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street in Tavares. Free. Even will feature live rock music by Hypersona and Petty Cash, craft beer, food vendors, muscle cars. [SUBMITTED] Barbecue gurus compete for the title of Rib Champion Friday through Sunday at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. [SUBMITTED] LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENE See ON TAP, C6 See FIRST, C6 See STAGE, C6


C2 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comByKristinM.HallTheAssociatedPressTheWillisClan,amusicalfamilythatstarred intheirownrealityTV showandcompetedon AmericasGotTalent,Ž arenowreadytosing againandtelltheirstories throughanewalbumcalled SpeakMyMindŽayear aftertheirfatherwassent toprisonforchildabuse. TheTennessee-based familywasintroducedto theworldthroughtheNBC talentshowin2014as12 singinganddancingsiblings withagesrangingfrom3to 22.In2015,theygottheir ownrealityshowonTLC calledTheWillisFamily,Žportrayingthehomeschooled,religiousfamily withvariedartistictalents. Butthatallcametoanend in2016whentheirfather TobyWilliswasinvestigated b ytheTennesseeBureau ofInvestigationforyears ofabuseagainstunderage familymembers.Hepleaded guiltytofourcountsofchild rapelastyearandwassentencedto40yearsinprison. Sixmembersofthefamily,agesrangingfrom16 to25,collaboratedonthe newrecordreleasedSept. 28,inwhichtheyaddress thepainandabuseand theirfearofspeakingthe truthabouttheirordeal. Wewerejustwriting themfortherapeuticreasons,ŽsaidJeremiahWillis, 25.Andafterenoughof thosesongshavebeenwrittenbyvariousmembersof thebandwerealized,This isgoodforus.Iwonderifit canhelpotherpeople.Ž Butevenforafamilythat spentsomuchoftheirlives togetherandperformingonstages,writingthe songswasadifficultprocess.JacksonWillis,20, saidsomeofthesongswere writtenthroughtears. Thecontentofthesongs thatareonthisalbum,its notaneasysubject,Žhe said.Itsnotaneasylife experiencethatweallhad.Ž Thetitletrack,Speak MyMind,Žwaswritten bytheeldestdaughterof thefamily,JessicaWillis, longbeforetheirfathers arrest.Althoughsheisno longerintheband,her siblingssawthesongina newlightastheyworked onthenewmusic. Thesongreallyisthat justinternalstruggleofifI speakmymind,one,canI doit?DoIhavethestrength to?AndifIdowhatwillthe outcomebe?ŽsaidJenniferMcDowell,23.And Ijustresonatedsowell withitandIknewthatit reallyjustcouldworkso wellwiththeproject.Ž Afteralifetimeofbeing underthecontroloftheir father,McDowellsaid theyareeachrediscoveringtheirindividualvoices. Theresdefinitelydays whereIpersonallyIfeellike, yeahItotallyhavethecouragetospeakmymindand totellmystory,ŽMcDowell said.Andtherearedays thatarejustreallyhard anditshardtotalkabout itatall.AndIrealizedthat itsgoingtobeaprocess fortherestofmylife.Ž ForJeremiah,theoldestof theboysinthefamily,hes struggledtounderstandhis fathersimpactonhislife. Hesaidhenolongerhasa relationshipwithhisfather. Thesong,HowMuch OfMeIsYou,isaquestionI willbeaskingmyselfforthe restofmylife,Žhesaid.I wasraisedacertainwayand Iquestioneveryday,isthat right?Wasthatright?How muchofthatdoIkeep?How muchdoIleavebehind?Ž WiththeMeToomovementdominatingheadlines, theWillisfamilyknowsthat theirmessageofresiliency, hopeandencouragementis really timelyandimportant. Thisalbumisbeing releasedatatimewhen peoplearebeingmore openandtellingtheirstories,ŽMcDowellsaid.InthisSept.19photo,membersoftheWillisClan,fromleft,JeanettePiatt,JedidiahWillis,Jennifer McDowell,JasmineWillis,JeremiahWillisandJacksonWillisposeinNashville,Tenn.topromotetheir newalbumSpeakMyMind.Ž[MARKHUMPHREY/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] W illisClanlookstorebuildtheircareers TOPSONGS 1.GirlsLikeYou(feat.CardiB), Maroon5 2.InMyFeelings, Drake 3.Natural, ImagineDragons 4.TheRinger, Eminem 5.LuckyYou(feat.JoynerLucas), Eminem 6.ILikeIt,CardiB, BadBunny&JBalvin 7.Youngblood, 5SecondsofSummer 8.BetterNow, PostMalone 9.Fall, Eminem 10.FEFE(feat.NickiMinaj&Murd.), 6ix9ine TOPALBUMS 1.Kamikaze, Eminem 2.8Letters, WhyDontWe 3.Bloom, TroyeSivan 4.TheGreatestShowman(Original...,), VariousArtists 5.MyNewMoon, AmosLee 6.LivingwithaFire(Live), JesusCulture 7.IsThisThingCursed?, AlkalineTrio 8.NinaCried Power-EP, Hozier 9.Sweetener, ArianaGrande 10.30GreatestHits, ArethaFrankliniTUNESTOP10FortheweekendingSept.16 FICTION 1.DogMan:LordoftheFleasŽ byDavPilkey(Graphix) 2.LethalWhiteŽ byRobertGalbraith(MulhollandBooks) 3.Juror?3Ž byJamesPattersonandNancyAllen(Little, Brown) 4.TimesConvertŽ byDeborahHarkness(Viking) 5.GoodnightGoonŽ byMichaelRex(G.P.PutnmansSons BooksforYoungReaders) NONFICTION 1.FearŽ byBobWoodward(Simon&Schuster) 2.WhiskeyinaTeacupŽ byReeseWitherspoon(Touchstone Books) 3.Cravings:HungryforMoreŽ byChrissyTeigen(Clarkson Potter) 4.Girl,WashYourFaceŽ byRachelHollis(ThomasNelson) 5.InPiecesŽ bySallyField(GrandCentralPublishing) FICTIONE-BOOKS 1.LethalWhiteŽ byRobertGalbraith(MulhollandBooks) 2.WhatIveDoneŽ byMelindaLeigh(MontlakeRomance) 3.TimesConvertŽ byDeborahHarkness(Viking) 4.OriginŽ byDanBrown(KnopfDoubleday) 5.HardcoreTwenty-FourŽ byJanetEvanovich(Penguin) NONFICTIONE-BOOKS 1.FearŽ byBobWoodward(Simon&Schuster) 2.InPiecesŽ bySallyField(GrandCentralPublishing) 3.Girl,WashYourFaceŽ byRachelHollis(ThomasNelson) 4.CodeGirlsŽ byLizaMundy(HachetteBooks) 5.EducatedŽ byTaraWestover(RandomHouse)BEST-SELLINGBOOKSTheWallStreetJournalslistre”ectsnationwidesales ofhardcoverbooksfortheweekendingSept.23ByKristinM.HallTheAssociatedPressLorettaLynn,now86,hasnt beentouringsinceshesuffereda strokein2017,buttheKentucky singer-songwriterscreative outputremainsstrongonhernew album,WouldntItBeGreat.Ž Foryears,Lynnhasbeen recordingherextensivecatalogof songswithproducinghelpfrom JohnCarterCashandherdaughter,PatsyLynnRussell,ensuring thatherlegacyasoneofAmericas greatestsongwritersandsingers willcontinueforthenextgenerationevenassheshadtoslow downherpublicappearances. Recordedbeforeherstroke,the albumwasdelayedayearasshe focusedonherphysicalhealth. ThecollectionofLynn-penned songsstaystruetothecountry musiciconsfavoredsubjectmatters,fromlove,heartaches,drunk husbandsandangrywomen, butalsofamilyandspirituality. Halfnewsongsandhalfpreviouslyrecorded,herhighAppalachianvocalsareunmistakably clearandrefreshingwithsimple bluegrassandacousticinstrumentationthathighlightsthe lyricandstorytellingbehind hernearly60-yearcareer.For awomanwhohasoutlivedher husband,aswellassomeofher children,herlonelinessandpainis heartbreakingonasonglikeIm DyingforSomeonetoLiveFor.Ž RubysStoolŽsoundslikea companiontoherclassicFist City,ŽasLynnsfeistysidecomes outinabarroomdisputewith anotherwoman.WouldntIt BeGreatŽisasorrowfulpleato herlatehusbandDoolittleto giveupdrinkingforthesakeof their relationshipandcontains littlegemsofsimpleandpersonalwriting,suchaslove wenttowastewhenmysexy lacecouldntturnyourface.ŽLynnsvocals,feistyspiritstillstrong Wouldnt ItBeGreatLorettaLynn(Sony Legacy) MUSIC & BOOKS MUSICREVIEW BOOKREVIEW ByMichaelHillTheAssociatedPressEricIdlehasbeenfunnyforavery longtime. Hegainedfamealmost50years agoplayingpompousTVhosts andleeringidiotsasamemberof theMontyPythoncomedytroupe. WhiletheoriginalBBCTVshowran foronlyfourseasons,itspawned abunchofliveshowsandseveral movies,includingLifeofBrian,Ž whichendedwithIdleonacrucifix singingAlwaysLookontheBright SideofLife.Ž Thereareafewlaughsinthis book,billedasasortabiography,Ž butitmostlyreadslikeacasual memoirofsomeonewhostillcant quitebelievehisgoodfortune. Idleisoneofthosefunnypeople whohadamiserablechildhood.His fathersurvivedWorldWarIIinthe RoyalAirForceonlytodieinatrafficaccidentashewascominghome forChristmasin1945.Theboywas eventuallypackedoffbyhisoverwhelmedmothertoanorphanage. HemadeitintoCambridge Universityand„moresignificantly „intoitsperformingFootlights club,whichwasaspringboardto BritishstageandTVshows. In1969,theBBCroundedup someotherbrightyoungperformersforasketchshowsoundefined itdidntevenhaveaname.Idle, JohnCleese,MichaelPalin,Graham Chapman,TerryJonesandTerry Gilliamtoyedwithnameslike ToadElevatingMomentŽand WhitherCanada?ŽbeforesettlingonMontyPythonsFlying Circus.Ž Readerslookingforfirsthand insightsintotheinnerworkingsof thatlandmarkshowwillbedisappointed.Theymightevenwonder ifsomeofthebookspagesstuck together,sinceIdlebarelytouches onhowthegroupofoutsized personalitiesmanagedtocreateso muchlastingcomedy.EricIdleonPython,lifesbrightsideAlwaysLook ontheBright SideofLife:A SortabiographyEricIdle(Crown Archetype)

PAGE 23 | Thursday, October 11, 2018 C3TODAYOPEN HOUSE: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fresenius Kidney Care Lady Lake, 310 Longview Ave. Free. Details: Jelena. or 407-294-1016. BRUSHING UP ON IMPRESSIONISM: At 12:30 p.m. at 1921 by Norman Van Aken, 142 E. 4th Ave. in Mount Dora. $35 includes meal and lecture. Details: 352-385-0034 or CLERMONT-MINNEOLA LIONS CLUB MEETING: At 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in downtown Clermont. BOOK CLUB: At 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. With local author and former educator Ray Moore. For adults and teens. Call 352-728-9790. ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 12 to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Leesburg Regional Medical Center First Floor Conference Room, 700 N. Palmetto St. Call 800-272-3900. COLOR ME CALM: From 10 to 11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main Ave. Color and drink tea with calming background music and lavender oil diffused into the air. All supplies are provided. Call Diane Merchant at 352-432-3921 or email PASTFINDERS GENEALOGY MEETING: From 5 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Call 352-404-8164 for information. SECOND THURSDAY BIKE NITE: From 5 to 9 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With live music and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburg” LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352-728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-483-7434 or email for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-3233351 or go to quiltingsistersguild. com for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-5362275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352735-7180 for information. RIDERS RIDE: At 10 a.m. every Thursday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Call 352-787-2338.FRIDAYGAME 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. FISH FRY AND BAKE SALE: From 4 to 6 p.m. the second Friday of the month at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Call 352-787-2338. ART IN THE ALLEY: From 6 to 9 p.m. every second Friday at the Mount Dora History Museum, 450 E. Royellou Lane. Details: 352-383-0006 or ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER LEARNING DAY: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waterman Village Retirement Community, 255 Waterman Ave. in Mount Dora. Free. Registration required at 352-616-0170 or www. SHABBAT SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. 5TH ANNUAL LADIES LEGACY LUNCHEON: At 11:30 a.m. at Lake Receptions, 4425 N. County Road 19A in Mount Dora. With former Miss Florida and cancer survivor Kristin Beall Ludeke. Go to BRA-VO 2018 GALA: From 5 to 9 p.m. at Artisans on “ fth, 134 E. Fifth Avenue in Mount Dora. OPEN JUKE BOX: From 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member.Call 352-787-2338. SHIP, CAPTAIN AND CREW GAME: At 6 p.m. every Friday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-7354774 or FISH FRY AND LIVE MUSIC: Every Friday at Golden Triangle Moose Lodge 874, 1901 Titcomb Street in Eustis. Non-members must be signed in by a member. Details: 352-357-5897 or lodge874. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass. STORY TIME: At 11 a.m. every Friday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-The-Hills. With craft. Call 352-324-0254 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. every Friday at Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hat“ eld Dr. Call 352-669-3284 for information. 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. 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. FARMERS' MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday in the area between Cagan Crossings Town Center and Community Library in Clermont. With produce, “ sh, eggs and baked goods. For information go to FRIDAY AND SATURDAY YARD SALE AND BAKE SALE: From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Golden Triangle Moose Lodge 874, 1901 Titcomb Street in Eustis. Details: 352-357-5897 or lodge874. Public welcome.FRIDAY TO SUNDAYFESTIVAL OF FLIGHT AND FLOWERS: At Eustis Fountain Green Park, 101-199 E. Magnolia Ave. Featuring nature speakers and programs, kids' activities, vendors, plants for sale by cash or check, food and entertainment. Details: https://festivalof” ightand” FRIDAY, OCT. 12 AND 19 CORNERSTONE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Must attend both days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornerstones Southridge Plaza Of“ ce, 4215 County Road 561 in Tavares. Register: 352-742-6827 or From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street in Tavares. Free. Live rock music by Hypersona and Petty Cash, craft beer, food vendors, muscle cars. PANCAKE BREAKFAST: From 8 to 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 439 E. Fifth Ave. in Mount Dora. For Cub Scout Pack 19. Details: 352-383-2005 or www. BREAKFAST AND COMMUNITY MEETING: From 8 a.m. to noon at the alaha Community Center, 26548 Yalaha Road. For the Yalaha Community Club. $6. Call 52-233-5518 or 352-321-1141. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING: At 10 a.m. at St. Edwards Episcopal Church Hall, 460 Grandview St. in Eustis. Details: 352-589-5895, ext. 855 or GOSPEL FESTIVAL: From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Ferran Park, 250 Farran Park Drive in Eustis. Free. Continuous live music, food, crafts and kids' zone. Details: FALL FUN NI GHTS: From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at Uncle Donald's Farm, 2713 Grif“ n Ave. in Lady Lake. $10 per person. Bring a ” ashlight. Details: 352-753-2882 or www. BAGGS CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS: From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eustis High School Curtright Campus, 1801 Bates Ave. Register: FALL WILDFLOWER/BUTTERFLY WALK: From 10 a.m. to noon at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781. UMATILLA KIWANIS 5K RUN/ WALK: At 7:30 a.m. at Cadwell Park. $25 before Oct. 1, $30 after. Register: race/” /umatilla/kiwanis5K. AMERICAN SEWING GUILD LUNCHEON: From noon to 3 p.m. at Harbor Hills Country Club, 6538 Lake Grif“ n Road in Lady Lake. $35 and includes a fashion show by members. Call 914-8795716 or email debbiebarry50@ KINSEEKERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF LAKE COUNTY: Meets the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Leesburg Public Library, 100 W. Main St., Room A, preceded by a DNA discussion at 9:15 a.m. Free. Details: STEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to PANCAKE BREAKFAST: From 7 to 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at East Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 24214 State Road 46 in Sorrento. With sausage, juice and coffee. Cost is $4. Call Lisa DuRant at 352-383-3838 ext. 801 or email chamber@elcchamber. com. ART LEAGUE MEETING: From 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Lake Eustis Museum of Art, 1 W. Orange Ave. Go to FOOD TRUCK-N-FLICK NIGHT: From 5 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Towne Square, 510 W. Main St. in Leesburg. With food trucks, live music and a movie. Call 352-255-2232. YOGA WITH CATS: From 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Purr-fect for any level. Cost is $15. Register at 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. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www.TCOMD. org. CROCHET CLASS: From 12 to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Bring a size J crochet hook, yarn and scissors. Class projects include a newborn infants cap, a star-shaped pot holder and a ladys hat with ornamentation. Free. Call 352-735-7180, option 5. WING DAY: From noon to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338. 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 SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at the Chabad House … Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352330-4466 or go to ourchabad. org. RANGER HISTORY PROGRAM: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday unless another event is scheduled at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. With historic weapons “ ring demonstration. Call 352-793-4781. Second Thursday bike night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With live music and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. [FACEBOOK] CALENDARWe want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@dailycommercial. com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.




DEAR ABBY: I have been dating the most amazing man for the past 11 months. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the day we met, this "perfect" man is showing some not-so-perfect traits. I was unlucky in love for many years until he swept me off my feet. We have both become extremely close with each other's respective friends and family. He's everything I have been searching for in a life partner and husband. But when he drinks, he condes his deep fears of dating me and enumerates each and every one of my relationship insecurities -nagging, anxiety, loneliness, etc. The next day he acts like nothing happened! He swears up and down that it was the alcohol talking and he doesn't mean any of the harsh words he spoke the night before. Should I believe him? Please don't let me be the naive girl traveling down a dark rabbit hole. -SELF-CONSCIOUS GIRLFRIEND DEAR GIRLFRIEND: Your "amazing" man appears to be a loose-lipped lush. Not knowing him, I can't guess the degree to which he blacks out when he's been drinking. Some alcoholics don't remember what happened the night before. Others simply don't WANT to remember, so they claim amnesia. Regardless of how you feel about him, for your own well-being, draw the line and tell him he needs to stop drinking. If he's as alcohol-dependent as I suspect he is, he will give you an argument or an outright refusal. And that's your cue to tell him if he wants a future with you, he will have to make a choice.DEAR ABBY: My in-laws are angry that I have declined to host them over the holidays this year. My husband is never helpful. When company comes, he sits on his mobile phone while I do everything. I told his parents I can't have them over because all the responsibility falls on me. My "no" should sufce, but my mother-in-law hopes to argue me into hosting. We don't have children because I knew I would end up raising them alone. I don't want the in-laws here "hinting" that they need us to help them when my husband won't lift a nger. I recently became disabled, and my in-laws keep pressuring me to share my diagnosis with them. They think I should cheerfully do all the work of hosting them as a way to ght my disability! They are extremely nosy. I am now blocking her calls. I know they will spend their time here trying to get a look at my medications and any nancial information left out. What else can I do? -UNMERRY IN LOUISIANA DEAR UNMERRY: You should all try to achieve a workable compromise, if that's possible. Ask your MIL if she's prepared to take some of the responsibility off your shoulders if she and her husband visit. Suggest they stay in a hotel or motel rather than burden you. And your husband (their son) should back you up on this. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2018: This year you open up to new possibilities and ways of managing your life, especially with regard to your nances. You will feel more secure than in recent years. If you are single, your charm emanates and draws many people toward you. You have choices to make, especially as winter approaches. If you are attached, communication with your sweetie improves and intensies. You will nd your daily life as a couple to be more vital. SCORPIO has strong opinions; listening does not mean you agree.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) One-on-one relating takes you down a colorful path. An authority gure could surprise you with his or her attitude. If you cannot work within this persons parameters, walk away. Relate directly to a loved one, and youll be pleased with the outcome. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Dont take a stand, even if youre inclined to. Stay out of others whirlwinds and issues. You will know when to reconnect on a deeper level. Let those around you know that you have condence in them and in their choices through your actions. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Focus your energy where it counts. You will see a situation differently once you have completed the necessary work to wrap up a project. Share your perspective more openly at this point. You will get the respect you desire and need. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Express your emotional creativity. Others note how different your ideas are. Someone of interest might decide to come toward you in order to get to know you. You will nd out what happens by being authentic. Honor your integrity. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Understand what is happening around a domestic matter and a piece of property. Realize that your priorities might need revising. Do not ght the inevitable; instead, ow with it. Look to making changes at a later date. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT.22) Reach out to someone you care about. This person seems to remain responsive no matter what you do! Do not push or test your limits, as a reversal could be close to impossible to enact at the present point. Let others know how much their loyalty means to you. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Act rather than speculate, except when dealing with money ventures. The risk might not be worth it. You could be questioning how to best deal with a difcult roommate or family member. This situation is not new, yet you might want to try a new approach. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You want to get to the bottom of a problem. Others might be reluctant to give you more information, yet you will accept nothing less. Understand that someones priorities might inuence which facts he or she chooses to relay. Share news. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Back out of a problem, or decide to be mum about it for now. You need to look at the issue at hand from several different perspectives before making a nal judgment call. You will like what you see. Use the gift of time to your advantage. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You cant count on others reactions to be what you want them to be. You can count only on yourself and your own responses. Do not create a hassle where one doesnt exist. Examine your possibilities more openly. Detach from a heated situation. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You carry additional responsibilities, but not because you want to. Much seems to fall on your plate because others know you will follow through. Consider using the word no more often. Be willing to be slightly less responsible once in a while. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Reach out to an expert to get feedback, rather than brainstorm with a friend who is more likely to agree with you. You will get more dynamic input and have an opportunity to see an option that might not be readily visible. Perfect man vanishes when alcohol loosens his tongue | Thursday, October 11, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCT. 11, the 284th day of 2018. There are 81 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Oct. 11, 1991, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her; Thomas re-appeared before the panel to denounce the proceedings as a "high-tech lynching." ON THIS DATE: In 1958, the lunar probe Pioneer 1 was launched; it failed to go as far out as planned, fell back to Earth, and burned up in the atmosphere. In 1968, Apollo 7, the rst manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard. The government of Panama was overthrown in a military coup. In 1983, the last full-edged hand-cranked telephone system in the United States went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial service. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2002, former President Jimmy Carter was named the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.


C6 Thursday, October 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comUpcoming Phantasmagoria The Victorian stage troupe, Phantasmagoira, presents HomecomingŽ Oct. 19 and 20 to celebrate the witching season at the Historic State Theatre in Eustis. The Performers Phantastical dance includes explosive stage combat, large scale puppetry and haunting storytelling combining to create a tapestry of macabre and whimsical horror. Journey through tales from literature, mythology and folklore from Edgar Allan Poe to Mexican Folklore, and from Victorian Horror Poetry to a thundering Vampire from Irish legend. Suggested for ages 18 and older. Tickets: $21 to $36. Details: Journey to Oz The Clermont Performing Arts Center presents Journey to OzŽ for two shows Oct. 20. In this new adaptation, the audience is invited to go to Oz with Dorothy and become part of an experiential production, singing and dancing, and acting alongside professional actors. When the cyclone comes, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with whisking lights and exciting music created by composer, Josh Totora. Students play 16 individual roles during the play, in addition to a few who are picked to dance in the Emerald City. The entire audience will sing, create sound effects, participate in call and response, and play Munchkins, Winkies, Crows, and Flying Monkeys. Details: Assisted Living the Musical Ever wonder how the older half live, then check out Assisted Living the MusicalŽ at 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. From early retirement right up to the pulling of the plug, they are partying at Pelican Roost, the full-service retirement community that is home to the 18 different characters played by the shows two actors. Details: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg performs The Mystery of Edwin DroodŽ Oct. 26 to Nov. 11. Suggested by Charles Dickens uncompleted novel, a riotous and rollicking band of Victorian music hall performers invite the audience to participate and choose the ending with a different outcome at every performance in the Tony and Drama Desk awardwinning musical comedy. STAGEFrom Page C1Details: Fall Wild ower and Butter y Walk Take a stroll on the trails with park staff to view fall wildflowers and butte rflies in the pine flatwoods habitat from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Admission is $3 per vehicle. Participants are recommended to bring a hat, sunscreen, water and binoculars. Brushing up on Impressionism Enjoy a lecture on Impressionism and a meal at 12:30 p.m. today at 1921 by Norman Van Aken, 142 E. 4th Ave. in Mount Dora. Cost: $35 for meal and lecture. Details: 352385-0034 or www. Umatilla Kiwanis 5K for the Kids Set your own pace at the Kiwanis 5K run/ walk through the scenic streets near Cadwell Park and Skyline Drive on Saturday to raise funds for the kids of Umatilla. Register early at fl/umatilla/kiwanis5K or day of race between 6:45 and 7:15 a.m. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Come as a team or individual. Cost: $30. Guitars and Cars Music, cars and motorcycles are awaiting at the Guitars and Cars swap meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Renningers Florida Twin Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. The Music Lovers Jam is noon until 3 p.m. and hosted by Jeff DeHollander and band. Admission is $2 with children 14 and younger admitted free. Details: ON TAPFrom Page C1mission. No attempt is made to cover the ground in the book, as it sticks with eve nts that happened between 1961, when Armstrong „ a pilot with an engineering background „ took part in NASAs manned flight training program, and 1969, when the Eagle landed on the moon and Armstrong took that one small step. Its a long (140 minutes), slow-paced character study, punctuated by scenes of rousing action and unrelenting tension, and is a whittleddown history of how we got, to borrow a Jules Verne title, from the Earth to the moon. Its a triumph of the spirit story, with Ryan Gosling somberly portraying Armstrong as a man who wasnt necessarily going after glory, but trying to find solace from tragedy in his work. That thread of it is introduced in the films opening minutes, when cameras and all attention are trained on Armstrongs face after his young daughter succumbs to cancer. At that early point, his wife and young son are pretty much ignored, by the cameras and, as is revealed later, by Armstrong, who was consumed by grief. Throwing himself into his work, and displaying a calm demeanor and a bright mind, hes seen by NASA bigwigs as a good candidate for Gemini, a series of missions that would put two astronauts in orbit in a capsule as a learning experience for the threeman Apollo flights to the moon that would follow. But the solace he craved wasnt to be found at NASA, where the job is dangerous, and before long, tragedy is a regular occurrence in Armstrongs life there, too, as other astronauts in training go down in crashes and up in flames. The film starts splitting its time between work and home, with Armstrongs wife, Janet (Claire Foy) struggling to keep up her inner strength, knowing full well that Neil could be the next fatality, and trying to hold back on the pent-up anger caused by him disappearing into himself, by his indifference to being an attentive husband and father. Chazelle has put a lot of faith in both Gosling and Foy, in that hes constantly placing his cameras right up in their faces and letting them play much of their parts wordlessly, challenging viewers to figure out whats going on inside. As far as those exciting moments, theyre done with a great deal of flair. During one Gemini launchpad sequence, theres silence, broken by heavy breathing, joined by metallic creaking sounds, interrupted by the control room countdown, finally erupting into loud pandemonium, all of it taking place within the capsule. Later on, a successful mission in space goes wrong, resulting in a nerve-racking lesson of how to keep ones cool in adverse situations. Still later, if you know what the Apollo plugs-outŽ tests were, youll know whats coming; if you dont, youll go through an emotional wringer in that scene. By the time things lead up to the celebrated moon landing, its clear that Chazelle knows how to tell a gripping and unusually low-key story. Though I still like him better as a more kinetic, splashy director, hes achieved a specific major accomplishment here. In the lengthy scene where Armstrong slowly climbs down the ladder to the moons surface, theres complete silence in the film. The full-house audience I saw it with was also absolutely silent, as if everyone was holding their breath. It was a magical shared experience. It was one reason to go to a movie theater instead of watching a film on your couch. Ed Symkus writes about movies for More Content Now. He can be reached at FIRSTFrom Page C1Journey to OzŽ comes to the Clermont Performing Arts Center for two shows Oct. 20 [SUBMITTED] Take a stroll on the trails with park staff to view fall wild” owers and butter” ies in the pine ” atwoods habitat from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. [SUBMITTED]