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SPORTS | B1NFL ISNT WORKING ON POLICY FOR ANTHEM SCENE | C1WILDLIFE, STEAMPUNK AND MUCH MORE THIS WEEKEND SPORTS | B1MONTVERDES TOURNAMENT WILL HAVE A LOCAL FLAVOR @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, October 18, 2018 75 ¢ Local&State .................A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 291 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … A little more than two weeks into the citys new garbage collection schedule, and not everything is smelling like roses.In fact, some Mount Dora citizens are complaining of a stench after city officials reduced trash collections from twice a week to once a week on October 1.An official with the citys trash collector, Waste Management, said that moving to the new schedule first and foremost, will save residents $1.94 a month. It will also allow the carter to use new trucks that run on compressed natural gas, reducing exhaust emissions and carbon impact, compared to diesel that the old trucks ran on.Lastly, this new collections schedule provides for collec-tion of all garbage, recycling and yard waste all on the same day,Ž said Doug McCoy. No more trucks coming down the street on different days picking up different materials.ŽThe change does not affect condominiums and apartments, which will still be serviced twice a week pickups on their current days of service.Jason Hall, a Mount Dora citizen who spoke at a City New trash schedule drawing complaintsPresident says hes not sure evidence existsBy Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what hap-pened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. But he's not confirming there is any such recording, as reported by Turkish media, and he's continuing to urge patience while Saudi Arabia says it's investigating.Asked about a recording described by the Turkish news-paper Yeni Safak, Trump said, "We've asked for it, if it exists." At another point, he said, "I'm not sure yet that it exists."Trump, who threatened pun-ishment for Saudi Arabia when Khashoggi's disappearance first came to light two weeks ago, has repeatedly noted Saudi leaders' denials since then and insisted the U.S. must know the facts before taking action.Trump wants recording of killingPresident Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Of“ ce of the White House on Tuesday in Washington. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] By Jay ReevesThe Associated PressMEXICO BEACH „ With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered.Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace of the large camper where shed lived with her husband. She was particu-larly distraught over the loss of an old, black-and-white photo of her mother, who died of cancer.Husband Taylor Register said he found nothing but a stool used for cutting his hair, a hose and a keepsake rock that was given to him by a friend 40 years ago.Thats my belongings,Ž he said, pointing to a small pile beside his red pickup truck. Choking up, he said: I appreciate God humbling me. Everybody needs it.ŽJust up the road, tears ran down Lanie Edens face as she and husband Ron Eden sifted through sand in Tears ow as Mexico Beach residents returnBy Seth BorensteinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting „ decreas-ing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.Tornado activity is increas-ing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, accord-ing to a study in Wednesday's journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains, with the biggest drop in central and eastern Texas. Even with the decline, Texas still gets the most tor-nadoes of any state.The shift could be deadly because the area with increasing tornado activity is bigger and home to more people, said study lead author Victor Gensini, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Northern Illinois University. Also more people live in vul-nerable mobile homes and Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in USRonnie Poole walks through debris as he checks on a friends home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach on Wedn esday. [GERALD HERBERT/AP] Roxie Cline surveys the damage in the vicinity of her dest royed motor home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach on Wednesday. [GERALD HERBERT/AP] See TRASH, A6 See STORM, A6 See TORNADOES, A6 See TRUMP, A6


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Mega Millions: 3-45-49-6169-9 x5 Lucky Money: 7-14-20-26-5 Fantasy 5: 4-6-9-20-23 Wednesday, Oct. 17 Pick 5 Afternoon: 1-1-0-4-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-8-4-8 Pick 3 Afternoon: 5-2-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-4LOTTERY Caroll Spinney joined Sesame Street at its 1969 inceptionThe Associated PressWOODSTOCK, Conn. „ The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on Sesame StreetŽ is retir-ing after nearly 50 years on the show.Caroll Spinney announced in a statement Wednesday that hes handing over Big Bird and his other char-acter, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers. The 84-year-old joined Sesame StreetŽ at its inception in 1969.Spinney says he didnt feel like his work was important until Big Bird helped him find his purpose.Spinney says the physical requirements of performing the charac-ters had become difficult and he developed problems with his balance. He stopped doing the puppeteering for Big Bird in 2015 and now only pro-vides the voices for him and Oscar.His apprentice, Matt Vogel, will succeed him in the Big Bird role. Vogel also plays Kermit the Frog.Man who played Big Bird retiringBig Bird reads to Connor Scott and Tiffany Jiao during a taping of Sesame Street in New York. The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on Sesame StreetŽ is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. [AP PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN, FILE] By Laurie KellmanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Suffice it to say that HorsefaceŽ and porn actress Stormy Daniels arent what Republicans want to talk about three weeks from the midterm elections „ or ever. A record number of women are running, most of them Democrats, in the first balloting of the #MeToo era.No matter. President Donald Trump this week added HorsefaceŽ to a long list of unflattering references to women, including: Fat, ugly, disgusting, that dog,Ž a 10,Ž no longer a 10,Ž a slob, Miss Piggy,Ž Miss Housekeeping,Ž wacky and crazy.A look at how Trumps approach is playing out as Republicans defend their House and Senate majorities: HorsefaceTrumps tweet about Dan-iels came after a federal judge dismissed the adult film actress defamation lawsuit against the president.Trump tweeted: Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer.Ž He added, She knows nothing about me, a total con!ŽThat appeared to be a refer-ence to Daniels detailed and unflattering description of Trump, with whom she says she engaged in an affair in 2006, from her recent book. (Hes denied that.)Game on, Tiny,Ž Daniels tweeted back Tuesday. Republicans wish he wouldntBeing asked to respondŽ to Trumps words is one of the least-favorite pastimes of members of his party. Asked about horseface,Ž they tried to stay as bland as possible.Theres no place for that kind of language,Ž said House Speaker Paul Ryan on CBS This Morning,Ž a little over two months away from leav-ing Congress at the end of the year. He should not have said that.ŽI wish the president hadnt done it,Ž said Sen. John Ken-nedy, R-La., said on CNN. Ive made my feelings known, to the president, that tweeting a little less wouldnt cause brain damage. I mean you dont have to express every one of your thoughts.ŽRep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., on CBS called the presidents horsefaceŽ tweet unacceptable.ŽI disagree with the presidents rhetoric numerous times with regard to how he addresses women,Ž she said. Damage? By now, Trumps infamous talk about women is embed-ded in American political lore.But through the campaign and his presidency, theres been little evidence that Trumps habit has done damage among his most passionate supporters. One question in the 2018 midterms is whether Democratic voters will be particularly likely to cast ballots this year.In Gallups latest tracking poll, 34 percent of women say they approve of Trump, which is about where its been throughout his presidency. Republican women are still overwhelmingly likely to sup-port him.Women are typically far more likely than men to sup-port Democratic candidates, and this year is no exception. In a recent poll by the Wash-ington Post and ABC News, 59 percent of women said they would be voting for Democratic House candidates, while just 46 percent of men said the same.On the turnout question, the Post/ABC poll found that women under 40 were signifi-cantly more likely than they were in 2014 to say they were certain to vote. What Trump saysIn an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press a few hours after the horse-faceŽ tweet, Trump was asked whether it is appropriate to insult a womans appearance.You can take it any way you want,Ž he replied. What women close to Trump sayAs the controversy over Justice Brett Kavanaughs confirmation raged, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway bristled at the backlash she gets for working for Trump, who is accused of sexual mis-conduct by more than a dozen women „ all liars, he says.Conway told CNN that she, too, is a victim of sexual assault.I work for President Trump because hes so good to the women who work for him,Ž Conway said. In case you missed itHeres a far-from-complete selection of Trumps descrip-tions of women who bother him:€ Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, praising White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for quickly firing that dog!Ž € Trump mocked GOP rival Carly Fiorinas appearance. Look at that face,Ž he said of Fiorina, according to Rolling Stone in 2015. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imag-ine that, the face of our next president?Ž€ Trump said 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado had gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real prob-lem.Ž Trump did not deny Machados charge that Trump called her Miss PiggyŽ and Miss Housekeeping.ŽHorseface: Does it matter that Trump ridicules women?By Kristen de GrootThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIA „ First lady Melania Trump toured a hospitals neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment given to newborns suffering from opioid with-drawal, after she was initially delayed by mechanical issues on her plane.Her flight was forced to return to a Washingtonarea military base because of smoke in the cabin, and she took a different plane to make the trip to Philadelphia.Trump spoke briefly at a conference at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on newborns who have been exposed to opioids while in the womb. The hospital has provided care to mothers with opioid use disorder and their newborn children for more than 45 years.She was introduced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who said the Trump administra-tions plan to fight the opioid epidemic was comprehensive and driven by the best science weve got.ŽShe began her remarks by saying sorry for a little delay.ŽTrump said there are few things harder than seeing a newborn suffering from opioid withdrawal, and that she wants to shine a light on the issue.As the caretakers of the next generation, it is our responsibility to protect our most valuable and vulnerable, our children,Ž she said.After touring Jeffersons neonatal care until, the first lady was also going to visit with mothers who are in addiction treatment in a pro-gram that allows them to have their children with them.According to reporters trav-eling with the first lady, the original flight was in the air about 10 minutes when smoke filled the cabin. A member of the crew handed out damp washcloths for passengers to put over their mouths, and Secret Service agents rushed to the front of the plane.It was not immediately clear what caused the problem on the aircraft, a Boeing C-32A identified as Bright Star.ŽThe visit was one of a number of stops planned to promote her Be BestŽ cam-paign, which focuses on issues affecting children, including the importance of healthy pregnancies.Melania Trump visits babies, moms a ected by the opioid crisisCarly Fiorina speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 24 in Oxon Hill, Md. Trump mocked GOP rival Fiorinas appearance during the campaign. Look at that face,Ž he said of Fiorina, according to Rolling Stone in 2015. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?Ž [AP PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON, FILE] First lady Melania Trump waves as she leaves the stage during a visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia on Wednesday. [AP PHOTO/MATT ROURKE]

PAGE 3 | Thursday, October 18, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailyommercial.comTAVARES … A man sen-tenced to death in the 2006 stabbing of a fellow prisoner will get a second chance at life in prison without parole starting Monday when lawyers begin picking a resentencing jury. Raul Roque, who was born in Cuba in 1957, is already serving a life sentence for second-degree murder in a Miami-Dade homicide in 1996. His Florida Department of Corrections record shows 18 convictions … not including the 2006 first-degree murder … going back to 1996, including 10 charges of possession or sale of cocaine, three marijuana sale convic-tions, two for battery on a law enforcement officer or firefighter, one for resisting an officer with violence grand theft and the second-degree murder case. Roque was convicted, along with another man, of killing Miguel Griffin with a homemade knife for stealing honeybuns and other items from his locker at Lake Cor-rectional Institution. That second man, Jeffrey A. Ferris, 60, was sentenced to life in prison. The defense will present evidence it hopes will show brain damage or low intellect. Roques case is very interesting,Ž said John Spivey, executive assistant public defender. Killer gets a second chanceRoque By Linda Charlton CorrespondentGROVELAND … The long-standing dispute between former Groveland mayor George Rosario and the City of Groveland may finally be over.On October 8 Circuit Judge Don Briggs signed an order denying Rosarios petition for a writ of quo warranto, finding that the city fol-lowed acceptable procedure when they removed Rosario from office, and that Rosario was not qualified to hold that office in the first place. Rosario had filed the peti-tion to compel the city to show by what authority they had removed him. Rosario has 30 days to file an appeal. City Attorney Anita Geraci-Carvers said the Courts decision underscores Floridas Con-stitutional requirements to hold public office in the City of Groveland. It also rein-forces the authority granted the Groveland City Council under the Citys Charter.Ž Attorney Howard Marks, who represents Rosario, has a different take on the matter. Obviously were disappointed at the decision,Ž Marks says. It is incorrect. However it was not a great surprise since the judge is the same one who initiated an injunction against Rosario that was overturned by the appeals court.Ž Marks said he will appeal on Rosarios behalf and is adamant that Rosario does meet the requirements to run for and hold the office of mayor. The Rosario/Groveland saga began in late 2016, shortly after Rosario was elected mayor by a narrow margin in a three-way race.His political opponent came out with information that Rosario had a 30-year-old felony drug conviction in Pennsylvania and had never Judge rules Rosario cant hold o ceStaff ReportGULF COUNTY „ Rescu-ers in hurricane-ravaged Gulf County in the Florida Panhandle are almost finished scouring the rubble of homes and businesses, according to updates posted to Facebook Tuesday and Wednesday by Lake County Fire Rescues Battalion Chief Robert Fickett.Fickett, currently working with Florida Task Force 4 in Gulf County, began posting updates Tuesday to the fire departments Facebook page.Fickett first said his crews had completed initial hastyŽ searches and were conducting more thorough, GPS-assisted searches, and were nearing completion by his Wednes-day update.Fickett said the task force had assisted 512 people and dealt with five hazardous materials situations over the course of the search.According to Ficketts post, the task force was nearing the end of its work in Gulf County as things are starting to settle down.ŽFicketts task force is one of many in the Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.Lake rescuers nishing search for storm survivors By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Though one justice wrote that voters should beware,Ž the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to three proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot „ includ-ing a measure that seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces.Justices overturned a ruling by Leon County Cir-cuit Judge Karen Gievers that would have blocked the constitutional amend-ments in a case focused on whether the proposals improperly bundledŽ unrelated issues into single ballot measures.The Supreme Court said, in part, the Florida Constitution and a state statute do not bar such bundling when amendments are placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission, which proposed the three disputed measures. The challenge contended that bundling would violate First Amendment rights because voters could have conflicting opinions about issues in the same ballot measure.It is evident that a vote of either yes or no corresponding to the ballot summary of a proposed amendment is a vote to approve or reject the entire constitutional amend-ment „ including all of its subjects,Ž said the opinion, which was fully shared by Chief Justice Charles Canady and justices Ricky Polston, Jorge Labarga and Alan Lawson. The fact that each proposed amend-ment contains multiple independent measures covering different subjects does not prevent compli-ance with the statute.ŽGoing to the votersThe U.S. Coast Guard “ re boat response crews spray water on the burning BP Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in 2010. A proposed ballot amendment seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces. [U.S. COAST GUARD VIA AP, FILE] Justices reject challenge to 3 ballot measuresLake County Fire Rescue Chief Robert Fickett is deployed with the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4. [SUBMITTED] About 200 people take part in Hands Across the SandŽ to protest offshore oil drilling in 2011 at Siesta Key Public Beach in Sarasota. Amendment 9 seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping or use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $868MNo winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million.Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $667 million grand prize in Tuesday night's drawing. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.The next drawing will be Friday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.The record lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of win-ning the jackpot aren't good. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million.Mega Millions is played in 44 states, including Florida, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.OCALAMan gets 40 years for plotting bombs in Target storesA man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for plan-ning to place bombs on the shelves of Target stores in an attempt to drive the compa-ny's stock price down.A federal judge in Ocala sentenced 50-year-old Mark Barnett on Wednesday. He was convicted in July of attempted arson and other charges.Authorities say Barnett offered a confidential source $10,000 to place homemade bombs disguised in food pack-aging on Target store shelves from Florida to New York. Investigators found bomb-making materials at his house.Authorities say Barnett had purchased options on Target stock that would pay out when the share price dropped.MIAMI2 ex-of“ cers get prison for framing black teenagerTwo former police officers will serve a year in federal prison for framing a black teenager for burglaries he did not commit.Court records show ex-Biscayne Park officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were sentenced Tuesday by a Miami federal judge. They admitted to being part of a scheme to frame the 16-year-old so the police chief could claim a perfect rate of solving burglaries in the small city.The judge insisted on prison for the pair despite plea deals calling for house arrest.Former chief Raimundo Atesiano faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a more serious civil rights conspiracy charge.MIAMIOf“ cials issue alert after rabid cat found in Miami-DadeHealth officials have issued a 60-day alert in Miami-Dade County after a second cat tested positive for rabies this year.The Florida Department of Health announced the alert Tuesday morning. It covers a limited area in North Miami Beach and will last until Dec. 14.An earlier alert following the discovery of the first rabid cat is set to end Nov. 24. It covers another area in North Miami Beach.Health officials say one person is receiving rabies treatment after trying to deal with an unvaccinated stray cat. Another person is being checked following a cat scratch. The cat has been euthanized.DAYTONA BEACHStudents express concerns about Bethune-Cookman's futureFor the second day this week, students at Bethune-Cookman University left classes and held See BRIEFS, A4See SEARCH, A4 See CHALLENGE, A4 See ROQUE, A4 See ROSARIO, A4Jury will decide in resentencing hearing whether Raul Roque lives or dies


A4 Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Funeral Services Daniel F. Valmassei, 80 years, a lifelong resident of Monroe, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe. Born May 8, 1938 in Monroe, Dan was the son of the late Dan and Matilda TillieŽ (Amolsch) Valmassei. Dan was a 1956 graduate of Monroe High School. He went on to receive his B.A. Degree from Michigan State University in 1960. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Dan served his country honorably and proudly as a Second Lieutenant and an Infantry Commander in the United States Army and the Reserves. In 1961 Dan married the former Joanne L. Drake in Gross Ile, MI. Sadly, she preceded him in death on November 28, 1994. Dan then married Kay McCormick in November of 1997, in Florida. Dan owned and operated Monroe Rubber and Plastics from 1971 until his retirement. Dan was a former member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he was a former member of the Vestry. He was a member and past president of The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the North Cape Yacht Club, Monroe Boat Club, Monroe Club, and St. Nicks Club. An avid sailor, Dan also enjoyed gol“ng, playing the piano, wintering in Leesburg, FL and was a huge fan of Michigan State University sports. Most of all Dan loved time spent with family. Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Kay; two loving sons; Scott D. (Amy) Valmassei of Lake Lotawana, MO, and Todd R. (Gail) Valmassei of Monroe, and four cherished grandchildren; Alexandra, Shelby, Daniel, and Annica. In addition to his parents and wife Joanne, Dan was preceded in death by a brother; Thomas Valmassei and a sister; Christine Maiden. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 4, 2018 in the Bacarella Funeral Home, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI 48161 from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at which time the VFW Post 1138 will conduct military honors followed by a time of sharing by family and friends. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences, and special memories, may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www. bacarellafuneralhome. com. Daniel F. Valmassei Teolar Byther ClemonsTeolar Byther Clemons, 60 of Eustis, FL died Sunday, Oct.7, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 TodaysServices Wayne Orval Turner passed away peacefully on October 15, 2018 at the Leesburg Regional Hospital in Leesburg, FL. He was born December 5, 1938, along with his twin brother, in Earl Park, IN to Orval and Ethel (Partlow) Turner. He received his schooling in Earl Park, Spirit Lake, IA and graduated from Lake Park, IA High School in 1956. Wayne joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. He returned to Iowa to raise his family. Wayne made “shlineŽ, working for 35 years in chemical engineering research for Pure Fishing in Spirit Lake. He was active in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Wayne enjoyed gol“ng, hunting with his Brittanies, traveling, playing cards, and good times with friends. He was an active member of the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities, and later joined the Community Methodist Church in Fruitland Park, FL. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Susan, and his daughters, Brenda of Kansas City, MO and Cheryl of Calhan, CO. Waynes grandchildren were a source of great pride: Jessica, Jeff, Elizabeth, Cody and Adrianna. He dearly loved three great-grandchildren: Caden, Tatum and Reese. Services will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Wayne Orval Turner IN MEMORY Lake County and its municipalities have sent dozens of officers and firefighters to the scene as part of different organized efforts, and civilian volun-teers have been traveling back and forth all week to deliver food, supplies, medical treatment, and manpower to help rescue people from trapped buildings, in the case of one lawn-care service.The Lake County Sher-iffs Office and Strike Team 501, a team of Cen-tral Florida firefighters, has been providing 911 services in Panama City and Chattahoochee, and Leesburg electricians have been working to restore power since the day after the storm.Floridas counties have mobilized in a large front of solidarity with the panhandle, which has mostly avoided the brunt of powerful storms in the past.Floridas efforts are also joined by efforts from surrounding states, including Texas, whose task force was operat-ing jointly with Ficketts team in Wednesdays search operations.Any further updates from Fickett may be found in that comment section or posted to the Florida US&R Task Force 4 page. SEARCHFrom Page A3been pardoned, making him unqualified under Florida law to hold public office.The Florida constitution states convicted felons may not hold office unless they have had their civil rights restored. But to run for office, candidates must only be qualified voters (Rosario is) and meet residency require-ments (Rosario does).Rosario was asked to produce a pardon on multiple occasions but declined every time.In January 2017, after concluding that the Groveland City Council would take no action on the Rosario matter, Glen Wilson, the candidate who had come in second to Rosario in the mayoral race, filed for and obtained an emergency injunction to prohibit the city from recognizing Rosario as mayor.In October 2017 an appeals court, citing pro-cedural issues, ruled in Rosarios favor. Rosario was restored to power, but not for long. In January of this year the new council voted to declare Rosarios seat forfeit. At that point vice mayor Dina Sweatt became mayor.Several months later, Rosario filed suit in appeals court, asking that the city be compelled to show its authority for removing Rosario. But there were procedural problems with that filing, and in June the matter was bumped back to circuit court, where Judge Briggs made his ruling last week. Under Grovelands charter, convicted felons are not specifically barred from holding office, but Judge Briggs order points out that the City charter is not the only law regard-ing municipal elections; the laws of the State of Florida also apply, and overrule a citys charter where they conflict.ŽBriggs also clarified the charters use of the term declare.Ž Rosario was asserting that council only had power to announce a forfeiture. The city and Briggs both asserted that the term declareŽ also allows council to take positive actionŽ in the matter. Rosario is currently running for city council, seat 3, against Dina Sweatt. If he wins, he will face the same chal-lenge as council member that he faced as mayor … the lack of a pardon. Under Pennsylvania law, Rosarios right to vote had automatically been restored on completion of sentence, but even under Pennsylvania law, a pardon is necessary in order to regain the right to hold public office. And while available records indicate Rosario has applied for a pardon in Pennsylvania, there is no indication that his case has yet been heard. ROSARIOFrom Page A3 a rally to express their concerns about the future of the historically-black school.Dozens of students waved signs on campus Wednesday, just two days after holding a similar rally about the school.The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the school has bal-looning debt of more than $100 million, is facing numerous lawsuits and is fighting to remove its accreditation from probation.The school's board of trustees members are meeting today and Friday on campus. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 The ruling finalizes that voters in the Nov. 6 elec-tion will decide whether to approve 12 proposed con-stitutional amendments, which were placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission, the Legislature and through petition drives. The Supreme Court last month rejected one amendment, which dealt with educa-tion issues.The three amendments involved in the bundling case included the measure, Amendment 9, that seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping or use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces. Another mea-sure, Amendment 7, deals with governance of the state-college system and death benefits for survivors of first responders and military members. The third measure, Amendment 11, would remove constitutional language that prohibits aliens ineligible for citizenshipŽ from owning property and would revise language to make clear the repeal of criminal statutes does not affect the prosecution of crimes committed before the repeal.Former Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead and another plaintiff, Robert J. Barnas, challenged the three amendments by filing what is known as a petition for a writ of quo warrantoŽ against Secre-tary of State Ken Detzner, the states chief elections officer who assigns measures to the ballot. Such petitions involve questions about whether officials have improperly exercised a power or right,Ž according to the Supreme Court ruling.But justices unanimously ruled that a petition for a writ of quo warranto was not a proper legal basis to challenge the proposed constitutional amendments.Appellees (Anstead and Barnas) do not demonstrate or even allege that Secretary Detzner exceeded his authority to assign ballot position to the revisions,Ž the opinion said. The petition therefore fails to assert a proper basis for quo war-ranto relief.ŽBut questions about whether the proposed constitutional amend-ments improperly bundled unrelated issues caused a split on the court. While Canady, Polston, Labarga and Lawson rejected the arguments about improper bundling, Justice Barbara Pariente wrote an opinion that took issue with the practice.Voters beware! When amending our Florida Constitution, voters should not be forced to vote yes on a proposal they disfavor in order to also vote yes on a proposal they support because of how the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) has unilaterally decided to bundle multiple, independent and unrelated proposals,Ž Pariente wrote in an opinion joined by justices R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince. While I concur in (the overall) result because I agree with my colleagues that petitioners fail to present a proper claim for issuance of a writ of quo warranto, I write separately to emphasize the obvious dangers of logrolling „ combining popular and unpopular proposals into a single proposal „ even by the CRC.ŽThe 37-member Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, has unusual authority to place proposed amendments on the ballot. Largely appointed by Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders, the commission this spring approved eight proposals, though one of them was the education measure blocked last month by the Supreme Court in a sepa-rate case. CHALLENGEFrom Page A3 Mayor George Rosario listens to public comments during a city council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in Groveland. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Spivey and his boss, Public Defender Mike Graves, assembled a team of brain injury specialists and mitigation investiga-tors to see if there was some reason a defendant may have acted the way he did, including from childhood. Just getting permission to get into Cuba before relations were normalized between the two nations was a challenge, Spivey said, let alone finding records and witnesses. Among the witnesses discovered during the original trial were neigh-bors, who later moved to Miami. They said Roques mother tied him to a thorn tree and beat him. Jurors next week will likely hear from the neighbors. The state typically presents its own experts, and prosecutors will make legal arguments about why Roque should die of lethal injection. Among those argu-ments is that he is a felon who has been convicted of a violent crime. The fact is, there likely wouldnt even be a resentencing if not for the reluctance of one juror in the original trial. Supreme Court rulings have forced Florida to adopt unanimous-only jury death decisions. Roques case is similar to another Lake Correctional prisoner who stabbed a fellow convict to death. Like Roque, Allen Cox, 56, is also eligible for resentencing since a jury was not unanimous in its death recommendation (102). And like Roque, Cox was already serving a life sentence. The difference is that Cox doesnt want to fight the death sentence. He wrote a letter to Circuit Judge Larry Semento saying he has a comfortable, safe cell on death row and doesnt want to go back to gen-eral population. But if you deside (sic) to sentence me to life the very first time one of those scum bags trys (sic) to rob me I promise you that I will put a big hole in his heart the same way I did the last one and his blood will also be on your hands as well as mine.Ž ROQUEFrom Page A3 Obviously were disappointed at the decision. It is incorrect. However it was not a great surprise since the judge is the same one who initiated an injunction against Rosario that was overturned by the appeals court.Ž Attorney Howard Marks, who represents mayor George Rosario

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A6 Thursday, October 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comCouncil meeting Tuesday night, said when he first heard about the change in the pickup schedule, he did not think it was going to affect anything. But it has, he said. Theres a stink every Monday now,Ž Hall said. Not only that, theres also animals. People are laying down their trash bags next to the trash cans because people have families and Im just a single man, but the cats and the animals are going through the trash.ŽHis neighbor, Jason Holford, concurred, as dida handful ofpeople on at least one Facebook post on the very topic Tuesday, some of who mentioned they would gladlyforego the $1.94 savings to have their trash pick-up reinstated to twice a week.Holford asked the city to look at worsening conditions in his neighborhood, citing an increase in roaches, pestsand a mid-after-noon stench.Most of all, Holford is concerned about children hes seen lin-geringnear the trash.Im just concerned for peoples health, peo-ples welfare and just the general cleanliness of the neighborhood,Ž Holford said.Mayor Nick Girone said city officials will contact Waste Manage-ment and ask that they look into Hall and Hol-fords situations and any others that surface.Girone said Waste Management and the city can potentially work on educational programs revolving around trash pickup and other things that can be done to help.On Tuesday, the city attorney also announced that the city may be eli-gible for a grant to help solve trash issues related to bears.As it stands now, col-lections will continue weekly Monday through Friday. If a collection falls on a holiday, the items will be collected on the next service day. If the holiday falls on a Friday, the next service day will be Monday.A city spokeswoman on Wednesday said there have been about a dozen complaints to city officials. A number of people have asked for bigger bins.McCoy said Waste Management has been delivering bigger bins to residents affected by the changebut there have been some delays get-ting them all out.We temporarily ran out,Ž he said. The city was originally set up with 64-gallon carts as the standard size. Waste Management is supplying a larger cart (96 -gallon) upon request at no charge to residents or the city. About 500 residents have made the request so far and we have delivered about 400 carts. Our supply of carts will be replenished by the end of next week and we fulfill those orders as soon as possible.ŽMcCoy suggests that residents ensure they are provided with the proper cart size and that to reduce odors between pick-ups, they place garbage in tightly tied plastic bags.Neighboring cities use a variety of trash col-lection strategies. Some pick up twice a week, like Tavares and Leesburg, and others only once, like Umatilla, Eustis and Clermont.McCoy said Inverness, Wildwood, as well as Lake and Orange Coun-ties also pick up once per week. TRASHFrom Page A1 search of items they left before evacuating from the small beach house theyve rented each Octo-ber for years. They didnt find much „ just a large pack of toilet paper that somehow stayed dry and a sons camp chair.The Edens, who are from Fort Knox, Ken-tucky, and are temporarily staying in Alabama, were stunned to see mountains of debris and countless destroyed buildings as they drove into town for the first time. In a state of condominium towers, Mexico Beach was one of the few remaining places with small houses and a 1950s feel.Basically, we lost old Florida. Its all gone,Ž said Lanie Eden.Residents among the community of about 1,200 people who rode out the storm at home have been in Mexico Beach since Michael hit. But officials used the citys Facebook page to tell others to stay away for a week after the Category 4 storm ravaged the beach town with 155 mph winds and a strong storm surge.State emergency management officials said some 124,500 customers across the Panhandle were still without power Wednesday morning and 1,157 remained in shelters.In Bay County, home to Mexico Beach and Panama City, more than half of the households and busi-nesses remained without electricity. Inland, in Cal-houn County, 98 percent of the customers didnt have power Wednesday morning, according to the emergency management website. And in Jackson County, which borders Alabama and Georgia, about 83 percent were without power.In the meantime, in many areas devastated by the hurricane, law enforcement officials are battling looting of homes and businesses.Bay County Sheriffs Maj. Jimmy Stanford said deputies have arrested about 10 looters each night since the storm hit. In some parts of the county, residents have spray-painted signs warning that looters will be shot.ŽPanama City resident Wes Allen said looters have been a constant problem at the badly dam-aged motel where he is staying with his wife and three children. Residents have formed a nighttime patrol to keep an eye out for thieves. STORMFrom Page A1But when asked if he was giving coverŽ to the Saudi leaders, he said Wednesday that he was not.No, not at all,Ž he declared.Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Mideast, is under pressure to explain what happened to Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor living in the U.S. who had been critical of the crown prince. Turkish officials have said he was murdered, and the Turkish newspapers report said an audio record-ing revealed gory details about Khashoggis demise inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Trump has repeated denials by the Saudi king and crown prince that they knew any-thing about Khashoggis fate, and he has warned of a rush to judgment.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, dispatched by Trump to the region, said the U.S. takes Khashoggis disappearance seriously.In an interview with The Associated Press on Tues-day, Trump compared the case of Khashoggi to the allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh denied the alle-gations and was confirmed to the court. TRUMPFrom Page A1tornadoes are more likely to happen at night in those places, he said.Even though Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma get many more tornadoes, the four deadliest states for tornadoes are Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.More folks are generally at risk because of that east-ward shift,Ž Gensini said.Because tornadoes sometimes go undercounted, especially in the past and in less populous areas, scientists dont like to study trends by using counts of tornadoes. Gensini and tornado scientist Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Lab looked at significant tornado parameters,Ž a measurement of the key ingredients of tornado conditions. It looks at dif-ferences between wind speed and direction at different altitudes, how unstable the air is and humidity. The more of those three ingredients, the more likely tornadoes will form.The increases in this measurement mirrored slightly smaller increases found in number of twisters.The study looked at changes since 1979. Everywhere east of the Mississippi, except the west coast of Florida, is seeing some increase in tornado activity. The big-gest increase occurred in states bordering the Mis-sissippi River.Overall there is a slight increase in tornado activ-ity, but its not too much and not nearly like whats happening in the east, Gensini said. TORNADOESFrom Page A1

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A8 Thursday, October 18, 2018 | BUSINESS By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ After an early slide, U.S. stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost and ended slightly lower Wednesday. Banks climbed but retailers, homebuilders and smaller companies fell. Stocks slumped in morning trading as homebuilders and retailers took sharp losses after the Commerce Depart-ment said construction of new homes dropped in September. Technology companies fell as IBM suffered its biggest loss in 5 years after it reported weak sales. Stocks were coming off their biggest gain in more than six months.Bond prices fell, sending yields higher, after the Federal Reserve said some of its policymakers argued in their latest meeting that the cen-tral bank should raise rates to a level that slows economic growth slightly. After years of record low rates following the financial crisis, the fact that some policymakers are talking about eventually using them to slow the economy is a big change.Jeremy Zirin, head of investment strategy for UBS global wealth management business, said the Fed wont raise rates to those levels unless there is clear evidence inflation has increased. But he said it makes sense for investors to be wary.Overly restrictive mone-tary policy is a risk to the bull market,Ž he said. It would be a mistake for (the Fed) to raise rates in the absence of inflation beyond their target, and its exceedingly unlikely to do so.Ž The S&P 500 index fell 0.71 points to 2,809.21. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 91.74 points, or 0.4 percent, to 25,706.68. It lost as much as 319 points Wednesday morning before briefly turning higher.The Nasdaq composite slid 2.79 points to 7,642.70. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks skidded 7.23 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,589.60.Stock trading has been erratic recently. Earlier this month the benchmark S&P 500 index went through a six-day losing streak that included huge drops last Wednesday and Thursday. Then on Friday the S&P 500 jumped 1.4 percent, its biggest rally in three months, fell on Monday, and surged 2.1 percent Tuesday. Trading had been steady from late June to early October.The Federal Reserve released minutes from its meeting in late September, when it raised interest rates for the third time this year. A few participants believed that the Feds key interest rate would eventually need to become modestly restric-tiveŽ to make sure inflation doesnt climb too high. Other officials felt the Fed shouldnt take that step unless there are signs the economy is over-heating and inflation is rising quickly.Bond prices sank. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.19 percent from 3.15 percent.U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, according to the Commerce Department. The pace of homebuilding has slowed since May, and the report is the latest sign that the com-bination of rising home values and increasing mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.Lennar gave up 2.3 percent to $43.08 and PulteGroup shed 3.4 percent to $22.82. Among retailers, Home Depot fell 4.3 percent to $185.17 while Target lost 1.6 percent to $84.42 and Macys dipped 5 percent to $31.84.Some investors worried that a weaker housing market is a bad sign for the economy. Zirin, of UBS, said the housing market should keep getting stronger as long as employment is high and wages are rising, but investors arent sure what is ahead for the economy or stocks.When you get into the latter stages of a bull market or the economic expansion, investors get more nervous about the latter stages turning into the end of the cycle,Ž he said. They start looking for any signals that would lead them to believe that a down-turn is imminent.ŽStocks erase most of early losses after huge gain 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 2,960 AO MJJAS 2,680 2,800 2,920 S&P 500Close: 2,809.21 Change: -0.71 (flat) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 AO MJJAS 24,880 25,840 26,800 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,706.68 Change: -91.74 (-0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1021 Declined 1768 New Highs 13 New Lows 108 Vol. (in mil.) 3,273 Pvs. Volume 3,368 2,233 2,450 1208 1661 13 84 NYSE NASDDOW 25810.09 25479.16 25706.68 -91.74 -0.36% +3.99% DOW Trans. 10844.55 10589.52 10683.82 -61.03 -0.57% +0.67% DOW Util. 736.74 728.87 733.53 -1.44 -0.20% +1.40% NYSE Comp. 12646.46 12507.93 12613.05 -32.90 -0.26% -1.53% NASDAQ 7670.50 7563.09 7642.70 -2.79 -0.04% +10.71% S&P 500 2816.94 2781.81 2809.21 -0.71 -0.03% +5.07% S&P 400 1917.92 1892.45 1913.42 -4.97 -0.26% +0.68% Wilshire 5000 29126.88 28771.82 29056.22 -26.18 -0.09% +4.54% Russell 2000 1596.38 1571.51 1589.60 -7.24 -0.45% +3.52% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.32 32.57 +.18 +0.6 s t t -16.2 -4.9 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 171.50 159.58 -8.79 -5.2 t t t +60.1 +96.0 28 0.24 Amer Express AXP 87.54 111.77 104.34 +.07 +0.1 s t t +5.1 +15.0 15 1.56f AutoNation Inc AN 37.64 62.02 39.86 -.15 -0.4 s t t -22.3 -9.4 10 ... Brown & Brown BRO 24.28 31.55 28.48 +.09 +0.3 s t t ... +17.2 26 0.32f CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.86 +.37 +0.8 s t t ... +0.9 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 36.40 +.40 +1.1 s t s -8.7 +0.3 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 78.86 124.00 109.94 -.15 -0.1 s t t +14.5 +39.8 21 3.00 Disney DIS 96.89 118.10 117.13 +.94 +0.8 s s s +8.9 +20.1 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.21 23.84 12.19 +.09 +0.7 t t s -30.2 -46.2 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.06 -.31 -0.7 s t s -25.7 -10.6 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 133.66 175.50 171.57 -1.96 -1.1 s s s +21.1 +29.5 30 2.74f Home Depot HD 160.53 215.43 185.17 -8.41 -4.3 t t t -2.3 +20.3 24 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 134.05 -11.07 -7.6 t t t -12.6 +3.0 10 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.70 102.44 -3.54 -3.3 t t t +10.2 +32.6 21 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 26.24 +.25 +1.0 s s s +41.8 +36.2 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 175.66 170.82 -.47 -0.3 s s s +9.4 +15.9 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 108.31 +.92 +0.9 s t t -9.7 -2.4 31 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 62.42 +.65 +1.1 s t t -3.4 +6.1 12 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 81.78 109.98 96.56 +.75 +0.8 s s s -2.2 +14.2 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.74 +.34 +1.3 s t t -8.3 -17.2 33 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest

PAGE 9 | Thursday, October 18, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Of the dozen state constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot, three were proposed by the Florida Legislature „ and all three deal with taxation. While Floridas lawmakers are selling Amendments 1, 2 and 5 as taxcutting measures, voters should not be fooled. All three amendments would make it harder for local and state governments to raise money needed for vital services „ if 60 percent of the voters approve them. AMENDMENT 1 It will be hard for voters to resist this proposed increase in the homestead exemption. Amendment 1 would add another $25,000 in homestead exemption on the $100,000-$125,000 portion of your homes valuation. Already homeowners enjoy $50,000 in homestead exemptions „ on the first $25,000 and the third $25,000 of valuation. But while it sounds like a tax break, it is more likely a tax shift. The Florida Association of Counties estimates Amendment 1 would cost Florida counties $752.7 million the first year, and it would go up from there. Lake County alone would lose a whopping $10.2 million the first year. That money would either have to be made up through higher fees and taxes, especially on small businesses and apartment dwellers, or counties would be forced to cut essential services. Besides, only about 40 percent of Lake County homes currently on the tax rolls would even qualify for the exemption, which FAC estimates would save the average qualifying property $192 a year. This is a proposal that will benefit far fewer people than it would hurt.Vote NO on Amendment 1.AMENDMENT 2 Amendment 2 would actually continue a law that has been in place since 2008. Amendment 2 would affect commercial property, apartments and vacation homes. As of now, the assessed value of non-homestead properties can only be increased 10 percent in any given year, except for school taxes. The cap, however, is set to expire Jan. 1. Amendment 2 would make the provision permanent. Thousands of non-homestead property owners „ that is, business and commercial properties „ would be protected from sudden and inordinate hikes in property taxes, a possibility if Amendment 1 passes. Floridians established the existing 10 percent cap 10 years ago. It helped alleviate inequities in Floridas tax system and gave business and commercial property owners needed protection. Voters should vote to make it permanent.Vote YES on Amendment 2.AMENDMENT 5 This proposed addition to the Florida Constitution would require a two-thirds majority vote of the Legislature to approve any new or increased taxes or fees. Currently, a simple majority is all that is necessary. This is a ridiculous and potentially crippling proposal. It would handcuff the Legislature ability to handle an economic downturn or a fiscal emergency. Imagine if a proposal was floated to assess a $1 fee to vehicle tags to provide, say, money for more troopers. Its a reasonable and prudent way to raise money but would require a two-thirds majority of the Legislature to enact it. Plus, Amendment 5 is a solution desperately in search of a problem. Florida already has the 47th lowest overall tax burden among the 50 states, according to the analytics firm WalletHub. Wild-eyed spending by the Legislature is not a problem.Vote NO on Amendment 5.OUR OPINIONDont be fooled by 3 tax amendments ANOTHER OPINION Animal shelter misconduct is unacceptable I have been reading the recent articles about the court case over the the Lake County employee accused of framing her boss for improperly destroying dozens of animals in 2014.Ž Subsequently, it was determined by the court that the plaintiff (Johnston) of a lawsuit in this case be awarded $65,000 to be paid by the Sheriffs office, and $35,000 to be paid by the employee accused of lying in the records and obstructing policies of the shelter.Ž In todays Daily Commercial, Mike Fry, a consultant hired to help with the transition of the shelter to a no-kill shelter,Ž effectively added more details supporting the award and enlightening the public on further details of obstruction by the lying employee. The sheriffs defense of that employees continued employment because she is no longer involved in the day to day operations of the shelterŽ is ludicrous and unacceptable! I also have read the opinion piece, What youre saying on social media,Ž and must add this letter of my disgust that Ferguson is still employed in any capacity with the county. This decision by the sheriff certainly does not add to my respect for our sheriffs leadership decisions. Employees who obstruct, defame and cost taxpayers $65,000 do not belong in any position with the county, and this will be considered when the sheriff comes up for re-election.Susan Meyers, Mount Dora What if Kavanaugh was your son? I read Ms. Vicki Bushs recent letter to the editor where she railed against all Republicans and stated she will resist ... and never stop being furious about Kavanaughs confirmation.Ž I ask Ms. Bush and all women one simple question: If Kavanaugh was your son, would one unfounded allegation „ 36 years after the fact „ be enough to have your son tried, convicted and sentenced in the court of public opinion? To have his life ruined and his family threatened?Timothy Beary, Leesburg Electoral College bene“ ted slave states The Daily Commercial had a informative editorial on Oct. 11, as they usually do, on the some of the problems we have with our political system. But the editorial had one totally wrong statement: Yes, Hillary Clinton received almost 2.9 million more votes than Trump. But, again, the Electoral College exists to protect the minority.Ž The Electoral College has nothing to do with protecting the minority. It was created to give slave holding states a vehicle by which their nonvoting slaves could impact the presidential election. Slaves were counted as ‡ths of a person in determining the number of representatives each state had, which gave the slave holding states an extra 60 representatives and giving 60 more votes in the Electoral College. It was a scheme cooked up by James Madison to level the playing field for the less populous slave holding states against the more populous Northern states. He had huge leverage because the South would not vote to approve the Constitution without this gimmick being included.Marvin Jacobson, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITORGiven what the Trump administration is saying are record achievements for a president at this stage in office, why would anyone consider voting for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections? Writing in The Washington Examiner, Paul Bedard lists 289 accomplishments of the Trump administration, beginning with the obvious one, the economy: They include 173 major wins, such as adding more than 4 million jobs, and another 116 smaller victories, some with outsize importance, such as the 83 percent one-year increase in arrests of MS-13 gang members.Ž They also include two justices now on the Supreme Court and 82 other federal judges confirmed to lower courts. As the White House has touted, unemployment in all demographics is the lowest it has been since 1969. Despite a recent blip in the stock market, portfolios have grown fatter since Trump became president. An analysis in The Wall Street Journal predicts economic growth is likely to continue for years.Ž Other positives include updated trade deals with Mexico and Canada that will produce benefits for American manufacturers and workers far more than the old NAFTA deal ever did. Consumer confidence reached an 18-year high in September, according to Lynn Franco, director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board, which conducts the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(R). Top this off with the successfully negotiated release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison and a more realistic foreign policy in confronting Americas enemies. According to Gallups weekly tracking poll for the week of Oct. 7, the presidents approval rating jumped a percentage point, from 42 percent to 43 percent. His disapproval rating holds at 53 percent, though that number is down three percentage points from the week of Sept. 16. Rasmussen, which tends to be more favorable toward Republicans, puts the presidents approval at 51 percent. That is higher than President Obama achieved at a similar point in his presidency. Presidential polling does not necessarily forecast voter behavior in state and local races, though one Quinnipiac University Poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a nine-point likely voter lead over his opponent Rep. Beto ORourke (D-Texas). In view of Republican successes, including tax cuts and the booming economy, what Democratic policies would produce results better than these? Other than spite for the president, why would voters elect candidates who want to return to a past where things were far different? Do people who didnt have jobs during the previous administration want to embrace policies that kept them unemployed? Do businesses once prevented from hiring people because of regulations now wish to have regulations re-imposed and to lay off workers they recently hired? By what logic do some people wish to return to the recent past, including a recent past that includes Republican presidents who cannot lay claim to the type of successes President Trump is enjoying? Perhaps most amazing is the presidents growing approval among AfricanAmerican voters, whose votes he is openly campaigning for as evidenced by rapper Kanye Wests endorsement and the presidents reciprocal embrace. USA Today reported on a new Rasmussen poll that shows approval rating among African Americans is at 36 percent, nearly double his support at this time last year.Ž Despite the NAACPs hostility toward the president, African-American voters seem focused more on results than symbolism. Polls have been wrong in the past „ take the 2016 election as the latest example „ but the president has begun touting his record while campaigning for candidates. That record appears to be resonating with voters, at least in some states. Never has the Ronald Reagan question Are you better off than you were four years agoŽ seemed more relevant. Never has the answer Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONWhy vote for Democrats? 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PAGE 11 | Thursday, October 18, 2018 B1 SPORTS NASCAR | B4TROUBLE FOR TRUEX AS HOPES ARE FADING Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comA look at college football at the halfway markBy Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressThe midpoint of another season has arrived and the burning question is „ yet again „ can anybody beat Alabama?This is the third straight year the Crimson Tide has started the season No. 1 and ripped through its first seven games with little resistance. In 2016, the Tide outscored its first seven opponents 318-105, spent the entire regular season at No. 1 and did not lose until the national championship game against ClemsonLast year, Alabama outscored everyone 299-71 through seven games and did not stumble until the Midterms: Bama still on topAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) scrambles for a “ rst down against Texas A&M on Sept. 22 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. [AP PHOTO/BUTCH DILL, FILE] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe prestigious Mont-verde Academy Invitational Tournament will have a defi-nite local flavor when it tips off in January.Officials for the 16th annual event recently announced its eight-team field, including defending Class 6A state champion Leesburg, 2017 Class 5A Final Four participant The Villages along with defend-ing national champion Montverde Academy.The three-day tournament begins Jan. 24 and features four games each day in the Center for Sportsmanship and Wellness „ The Nest „ at Montverde Academy. The two remaining undefeated teams, following two days of bracket play, will face off on Jan. 26 for the tournament championship.Last year, Montverde Academy won its sixth MAIT title in seven years and 10th in tournament history with a thrilling 69-67 win against Henderson (Nevada) Findlay Prep. Michael Devoe drained a 3-pointer with one second left for the win.The three local teams had a combined record of 86-9 in 2017-18 and earned considerable bling for their on-court successes.Montverde Academy was 36-0 and beat Fort Lauder-dale University in New York in March for its fourth myth-ical national title in six years. Earlier in March, Leesburg capped a 30-1 campaign „ the best single-season record in school history „ with 71-62 win against Tallahassee Rickards for its second straight state title.The Villages finished 20-8 and watched its bid for back-to-back Final Four appearances end with a loss in the Class 5A-Region 2 quarterfinals after highscoring guard Tre Mann went down with a knee injury in its district tourna-ment. Considered one of the top players in the country and a University of Florida commit, Mann scored 81 points in last years MAIT HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKREWARDING SUCCESSBy Rob MaaddiThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Dont expect the NFL to institute a national anthem policy this season, if at all.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell emphasized on Wednesday the work teams and players are doing in the community and didnt say whether the league and the NFLPA are moving closer toward any agreement on the contentious issue.The focus of the players association, the NFL and all of our clubs and our players is to focus on the efforts our players have continually brought (forth) as their issues in their communities and how can we make our communities better,Ž Goodell said after the fall meetings concluded.Theyre incredibly pas-sionate about that. They have brought these issues greater awareness and they are work-ing in their communities to try to make their communities better and they are working on the issues, on criminal justice reform. Ive been on listen-and-learn tours with our players. Owners have been on listen-and-learn tours. Our players are obvi-ously out there and you see a tremendous amount of work being done.ŽDallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated a policy isnt forthcoming.I think right now we are going forward just as we entered the season,Ž Jones said.He added: One of the owners stood up and said: We have really gotten in a place thats positive and not that we werent, but we ben-efited from this. And, I agree, in relationships and sorting through where we want to go, and Im so impressed with the social programs that the clubs and the players have engaged in.ŽIn May, the NFL passed a rule that forbids players from sitting or taking a knee if they are on the field or sidelines during The Star-Spangled Banner,Ž but allowed them to stay in the locker room if they wish. The league left it up to teams on how to punish players. The union challenged the rule in a grievance.The league halted the policy in July.The NFL and a coalition of players have been working in tandem to support player ini-tiatives for a variety of social issues. Last month, coalition members including Malcolm Jenkins, Benjamin Watson, Demario Davis and Chris Long conducted work in the areas of bail reform and criminaliza-tion of poverty. Seattles Doug Baldwin attended bail hear-ings and met with grassroots organizations and the public defenders office regarding the need to end cash bail in No anthem policy in works for NFL Leesburg, The Villages to play in Montverde tournamentLeesburgs Lance Erving (2) will lead the two-time defending state champion Yellow Jackets into the Montverde Academy basketbal l tournament in January. [PAUL RYAN /CORRESPONDENT] Miami quarterback Malik Rosier (12) watches from the sideline during the second half of a game against FIU on Sept. 22 in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY] By Christy Cabrera ChirinosTribune News ServiceAfter he struggled in the Miami Hurricanes nationally televised, season-opening loss to LSU, quarterback Malik Rosier made it clear he understood that he needed to improve. If he didnt, he knew what would more than likely happen.If I keep messing up, then by all means, coach (Mark) Richt has the right to bench me and let somebody else play,Ž Rosier said after his 15-of-35 performance against LSU that included two interceptions.Three weeks later, after wins against Savannah State and Toledo, that benching came during Miamis 31-17 win over FIU.After Rosier and the offense went scoreless in the games first two series, Richt opted to insert red-shirt freshman NKosi Perry and give the young quarter-back the opportunity to play in a game that hadnt been decided. And with Rosier watching from the sideline, Perry con-nected on his first 10 passes and led the Hurricanes on Hurricanes facing more questions at QB See MIDTERMS, B3 See POLICY, B3 See NOTEBOOK, B3 See QB, B2


B2 Thursday, October 18, 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 TVBOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ Jason Quigley vs. Feddy Hernandez, for Quigley's NABF middleweight title; Eddie Gomez vs. Shoki Sakai, welterweights, at Indio, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPNU „ Georgia St. at Arkansas St. 9 p.m. ESPN „ Stanford at Arizona St. GOLF 6 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA, Andalucia Valderrama Masters, “ rst round, at Sotogrande, Spain 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA, Andalucia Valderrama Masters, “ rst round, at Sotogrande, Spain 12:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Buick LPGA Shanghai, “ rst round, at Shanghai (same-day tape) 10 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, second round, at Jeju Island, South Korea MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. TBS „ AL Championship Series, Game 5, Boston at Houston NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT „ Chicago at Philadelphia 10:30 p.m. TNT „ L.A. Lakers at Portland NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. FOX & NFL „ Denver at Arizona BASEBALL MLB POSTSEASONWILD CARDTuesday, Oct. 2: Colorado 2, Chicago 1, 13 innings Wednesday, Oct. 3: New York 7, Oakland 2DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)American League Boston 3, New York 1Friday, 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 3Houston 3, Cleveland 0Friday, Oct. 5: Houston 7, Cleveland 2 Saturday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, Cleveland 1 Monday, Oct. 8: Houston 11, Cleveland 3ALCS GAME 3: RED SOX 8, ASTROS 2BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .308 Benintendi lf 5 1 2 0 0 1 .214 Martinez dh 4 0 1 1 1 0 .091 Bogaerts ss 4 0 1 1 1 0 .273 Pearce 1b 4 2 1 1 0 0 .273 Nunez 3b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 1-Devers pr-3b 1 1 1 0 1 0 .750 Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Holt ph-2b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Vazquez c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Moreland ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2-Leon pr-c 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Bradley Jr. cf 4 1 1 4 0 1 .200 TOTALS 35 8 9 8 3 3 HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Springer cf 5 0 1 0 0 3 .308 Altuve dh 3 2 2 0 1 0 .273 Bregman 3b 3 0 2 1 1 0 .333 Gurriel 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .167 Gonzalez 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .167 Reddick rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .091 Correa ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 McCann c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 c-White ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Kemp lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 d-Gattis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 34 2 7 2 3 8 BOSTON 200 001 050„8 9 0 HOUSTON 100 010 000„2 7 0 a-hit by pitch for Kinsler in the 8th. b-hit by pitch for Vazquez in the 8th. c-struck out for McCann in the 9th. d-grounded out for Kemp in the 9th. 1-ran for Nunez in the 4th. 2-ran for Moreland in the 8th. LOB„Boston 5, Houston 8. 2B„Martinez (1), Bregman (1). HR„Pearce (1), off Smith; Bradley Jr. (1), off Osuna. RBIs„Martinez (1), Bogaerts (1), Pearce (1), Bradley Jr. 4 (7), Moreland (2), Bregman (1), Gonzalez (3). Runners left in scoring position„Boston 2 (Pearce, Nunez); Houston 6 (Bregman, Gurriel, Gonzalez 2, Reddick, Correa). RISP„ Boston 2 for 6; Houston 1 for 8. Runners moved up„Bogaerts, Gurriel. GIDP„Martinez. DP„Houston 1 (Correa, Gonzalez, Gurriel). BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Eovaldi, W, 1-0 6 6 2 2 2 4 92 3.00 Brasier, H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Barnes .2 0 0 0 1 1 16 0.00 Kelly .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00 Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 0.00 HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Keuchel 5 4 2 2 2 0 84 3.60 Smith, L, 0-1 .1 1 1 1 0 0 7 27.00 Sipp .2 0 0 0 1 1 13 0.00 Pressly 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 0.00 Osuna .2 3 5 5 0 0 27 67.50 McHugh .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 Rondon 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Kelly 1-0. HBP„Osuna 2 (Holt,Moreland). WP„Kelly. PB„Vazquez (1). Umpires„Home, Joe West; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Mark Wegner; Right, Vic Carapazza; Left, Bill Miller. T„3:52. A„43,102 (41,168).National League Milwaukee 3, Colorado 0Thursday, Oct. 4: Milwaukee 3, Colorado 2, 10 innings Friday, Oct. 5: Milwaukee 4, Colorado 0 Sunday, Oct. 7: Milwaukee 6, at Colorado 0Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1Thursday, 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 2DODGERS 2, BREWERS 1, 13 INN.MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 6 0 0 0 0 3 .200 Yelich rf 5 0 1 0 1 1 .188 Braun lf 6 0 3 0 0 1 .278 Aguilar 1b 5 0 1 0 1 2 .214 Moustakas 3b 6 0 0 0 0 2 .118 Schoop 2b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Pina c 2 0 1 0 2 1 .500 1-Perez pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Kratz c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Arcia ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 .235 Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Peralta p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Santana ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .667 Burnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „d-Granderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 f-Shaw ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .273 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Guerra p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 TOTALS 46 1 8 1 4 15 LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Taylor lf-cf 4 1 0 0 2 3 .357 Turner 3b 5 0 0 0 1 1 .167 Freese 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Muncy ph-1b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .182 Machado ss 6 1 1 0 0 2 .353 Dozier 2b 4 0 1 1 1 1 .143 Hernandez cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 c-Bellinger ph-cf-rf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .214 Puig rf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .182 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „e-Kemp ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „g-Grandal ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Barnes c 4 0 1 0 1 1 .143 Floro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Urias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Hill p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Baez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Maeda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Ferguson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 „Pederson lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .222 TOTALS 44 2 7 2 5 17 MILWAUKEE 000 010 000 000 0„1 8 0 LOS ANGELES 100 000 000 000 1„2 7 0 Two outs when winning run scored. a-struck out for Freese in the 2nd. bdoubled for Peralta in the 5th. c-” ied out for Hernandez in the 6th. d-” ied out for Burnes in the 7th. e-struck out for Madson in the 8th. f-struck out for Hader in the 9th. g-struck out for Wood in the 11th. 1-ran for Pina in the 9th. LOB„Milwaukee 10, Los Angeles 11. 2B„ Pina (1), Santana (1). RBIs„Santana (3), Dozier (1), Bellinger (2). SB„Braun (1), Dozier (1). CS„Dozier (1). Runners left in scoring position„Milwaukee 5 (Cain, Yelich, Aguilar, Arcia, Shaw); Los Angeles 5 (Hernandez, Puig, Muncy 2, Kemp). RISP„Milwaukee 0 for 8; Los Angeles 2 for 10. Runners moved up„Granderson, Arcia, Turner. GIDP„Schoop. DP„Los Angeles 1 (Turner, Dozier, Muncy). MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez 1 2 1 1 1 0 27 6.00 Peralta 3 0 0 0 3 6 47 0.00 Burnes 2 0 0 0 0 3 22 7.71 Soria 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 10.80 Hader 1 2 0 0 0 2 20 0.00 Knebel 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 1.93 Guerra, L,0-1 3.2 2 1 1 0 4 51 1.93 LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hill 5 3 1 1 3 6 71 1.80 Baez 1 1 0 0 0 2 13 0.00 Maeda .1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 Ferguson .1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.00 Madson 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Jansen 2 1 0 0 1 2 34 0.00 Wood 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 3.86 Floro 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 0.00 Urias, W,1-0 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 4.50 Gonzalez pitched to 1 batter in the 2nd. Inherited runners-scored„Ferguson 1-0, Madson 1-0. HBP„Gonzalez (Freese), Burnes (Dozier). WP„Guerra. Umpires„Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Greg Gibson; Right, Gerry Davis; Left, Alan Porter. T„5:15. A„53,764 (56,000).LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7, x-if necessary) American League All Games on TBSBoston 2, Houston 1Saturday, Oct. 13: Houston 7, Boston 2 Sunday, Oct. 14: Boston 7, Houston 5 Tuesday, Oct. 16: Boston 8, Houston 2 Wednesday, Oct. 17: Boston (Porcello 17-7) at Houston (Morton 15-3), late Today: Boston at Houston, 8:09 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Houston at Boston, 5:09 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 21: Houston at Boston, 7:39 p.m.National LeagueAll Games on FS1Milwaukee 2, Los Angeles 2Friday, Oct. 12: Milwaukee 6, Los Angeles 5 Saturday, Oct. 13: Los Angeles 4, Milwaukee 3 Monday, Oct. 15: Milwaukee 4, Los Angeles 0 Tuesday, Oct. 16: Los Angeles 2, Milwaukee 1, 13 innings Wednesday, Oct. 17: Milwaukee (Miley 5-2) at Los Angeles (Kershaw 9-5), late Friday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 8:39 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 9:09 p.m.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 winner FOOTBALL COLLEGE SCHEDULETODAY SOUTHWESTGeorgia St. (2-4) at Arkansas St. (3-3), 7:30 p.m.FAR WESTStanford (4-2) at Arizona St. (3-3), 9 p.m.FRIDAY EASTYale (3-2) at Penn (4-1), 7 p.m.FAR WESTColorado St. (3-4) at Boise St. (4-2), 9 p.m. Air Force (2-4) at UNLV (2-4), 10 p.m.SATURDAY EASTMiami (Ohio) (3-4) at Army (4-2), Noon Lafayette (1-5) at Bucknell (1-6), Noon Princeton (5-0) at Harvard (3-2), Noon Central St. (Ohio) (3-4) at Robert Morris (0-5), Noon Northwestern (3-3) at Rutgers (1-6), Noon Duquesne (4-3) at St. Francis (Pa.) (2-4), Noon Cincinnati (6-0) at Temple (4-3), Noon North Carolina (1-4) at Syracuse (4-2), 12:20 p.m. Cornell (2-3) at Brown (1-4), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (3-3) at CCSU (4-3), 1 p.m. Bryant (4-2) at Fordham (1-5), 1 p.m. Davidson (5-2) at Marist (2-4), 1 p.m. Campbell (5-1) at Monmouth (NJ) (4-2), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (5-0) at Columbia (3-2), 1:30 p.m. Lehigh (1-5) at Georgetown (3-4), 2 p.m. Towson (5-1) at Albany (NY) (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Houston (5-1) at Navy (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Delaware (4-2) at New Hampshire (1-5), 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina (3-3) at UMass (2-5), 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island (4-2) at Stony Brook (5-2), 6 p.m.SOUTHAuburn (4-3) at Mississippi (5-2), Noon Virginia (4-2) at Duke (5-1), 12:30 p.m. Richmond (3-4) at Elon (4-2), 1:30 p.m. Delaware St. (0-6) at SC State (1-5), 1:30 p.m. The Citadel (1-4) at VMI (0-6), 1:30 p.m. ETSU (6-1) at Wofford (4-2), 1:30 p.m. Samford (3-4) at Furman (2-3), 2 p.m. Idaho St. (4-2) at Liberty (3-3), 2 p.m. Valparaiso (1-5) at Morehead St. (2-4), 2 p.m. NC Central (2-3) at Norfolk St. (3-2), 2 p.m. FAU (3-3) at Marshall (4-2), 2:30 p.m. Grambling St. (3-3) at Alcorn St. (5-2), 3 p.m. Murray St. (3-3) at E. Kentucky (3-3), 3 p.m. North Alabama (4-3) at Jackson St. (3-2), 3 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-5) at MVSU (0-5), 3 p.m. Charlotte (3-3) at Middle Tennessee (3-3), 3 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-4) at Appalachian St. (4-1), 3:30 p.m. NC State (5-0) at Clemson (6-0), 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest (3-3) at Florida St. (3-3), 3:30 p.m. UTEP (0-6) at Louisiana Tech (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Alabama (7-0) at Tennessee (3-3), 3:30 p.m. SMU (2-4) at Tulane (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Maine (4-2) at William & Mary (2-4), 3:30 p.m. NC A&T (5-2) at Bethune-Cookman (4-3), 4 p.m. W. Carolina (3-3) at Mercer (3-3), 4 p.m. Tennessee Tech (0-6) at Tennessee St. (2-3), 5:30 p.m. Presbyterian (2-3) at Charleston Southern (2-3), 6 p.m. Jacksonville (1-4) at Stetson (4-1), 6 p.m. UCF (6-0) at East Carolina (2-4), 7 p.m. Mississippi St. (4-2) at LSU (6-1), 7 p.m. Texas St. (1-5) at Louisiana-Monroe (3-4), 7 p.m. Howard (2-3) at Morgan St. (2-4), 7 p.m. UConn (1-5) at South Florida (6-0), 7 p.m. UTSA (3-4) at Southern Miss. (2-3), 7 p.m. Rice (1-6) at FIU (4-2), 7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt (3-4) at Kentucky (5-1), 7:30 p.m. North Texas (6-1) at UAB (5-1), 7:30 p.m. Old Dominion (1-6) at W. Kentucky (1-5), 7:30 p.m. Abilene Christian (3-4) at SE Louisiana (3-4), 8 p.m.MIDWESTSan Diego (4-2) at Butler (3-3), Noon Maryland (4-2) at Iowa (5-1), Noon Michigan (6-1) at Michigan St. (4-2), Noon Buffalo (6-1) at Toledo (3-3), Noon Illinois (3-3) at Wisconsin (4-2), Noon Drake (3-2) at Dayton (3-4), 1 p.m. Bowling Green (1-6) at Ohio (3-3), 2 p.m. Jacksonville St. (5-1) at SE Missouri (4-2), 2 p.m. E. Michigan (3-4) at Ball St. (3-4), 3 p.m. W. Michigan (5-2) at Cent. Michigan (1-6), 3 p.m. UT Martin (1-5) at E. Illinois (1-6), 3 p.m. W. Illinois (2-4) at Missouri St. (3-2), 3 p.m. Indiana St. (3-3) at S. Illinois (1-5), 3 p.m. Penn St. (4-2) at Indiana (4-3), 3:30 p.m. Akron (2-3) at Kent St. (1-6), 3:30 p.m. Illinois St. (5-1) at N. Dakota St. (6-0), 3:30 p.m. Minnesota (3-3) at Nebraska (0-6), 3:30 p.m. Memphis (4-3) at Missouri (3-3), 4 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-2) at N. Iowa (3-3), 5 p.m. South Dakota (3-3) at Youngstown St. (2-4), 6 p.m. Ohio St. (7-0) at Purdue (3-3), 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTTulsa (1-5) at Arkansas (1-6), Noon Oklahoma (5-1) at TCU (3-3), Noon Southern U. (3-3) vs. Texas Southern (1-5) at Dallas, 3 p.m. Kansas (2-4) at Texas Tech (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Sam Houston St. (4-2) at Lamar (2-4), 4 p.m. McNeese St. (5-1) at Incarnate Word (3-3), 5 p.m. Northwestern St. (2-4) at Cent. Arkansas (4-2), 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (1-5) at Houston Baptist (1-5), 7 p.m.FAR WESTN. Arizona (3-3) at N. Colorado (0-7), 2 p.m. Utah St. (5-1) at Wyoming (2-5), 2:30 p.m. Colorado (5-1) at Washington (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (5-1) at New Mexico St. (2-5), 4 p.m. California (3-3) at Oregon St. (1-5), 4 p.m. S. Utah (1-5) at Idaho (2-4), 5 p.m. Montana St. (4-2) at Weber St. (4-2), 6 p.m. UC Davis (5-1) at Cal Poly (2-4), 7:05 p.m. Fresno St. (5-1) at New Mexico (3-3), 7:30 p.m. Oregon (5-1) at Washington St. (5-1), 7:30 p.m. Southern Cal (4-2) at Utah (4-2), 8 p.m. North Dakota (4-2) at Sacramento St. (2-4), 9 p.m. San Jose St. (0-6) at San Diego St. (5-1), 10:30 p.m. Arizona (3-4) at UCLA (1-5), 10:30 p.m. Nevada (3-4) at Hawaii (6-2), 11:59 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 4 2 0 .667 176 148 Miami 4 2 0 .667 130 145 N.Y. Jets 3 3 0 .500 165 139 Buffalo 2 4 0 .333 76 138 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tennessee 3 3 0 .500 87 107 Houston 3 3 0 .500 135 137 Jacksonville 3 3 0 .500 109 126 Indianapolis 1 5 0 .167 152 180 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 4 2 0 .667 174 158 Baltimore 4 2 0 .667 153 77 Pittsburgh 3 2 1 .583 171 154 Cleveland 2 3 1 .417 128 151 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 5 1 0 .833 215 172 L.A. Chargers 4 2 0 .667 175 144 Denver 2 4 0 .333 120 154 Oakland 1 5 0 .167 110 176 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 3 2 0 .600 106 104 Dallas 3 3 0 .500 123 103 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 137 117 N.Y. Giants 1 5 0 .167 117 162 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 4 1 0 .800 180 140 Carolina 3 2 0 .600 121 114 Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 141 173 Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 167 192 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 3 2 0 .600 139 96 Minnesota 3 2 1 .583 140 148 Green Bay 3 2 1 .583 148 144 Detroit 2 3 0 .400 125 137 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 6 0 0 1.000 196 118 Seattle 3 3 0 .500 143 117 San Francisco 1 5 0 .167 148 179 Arizona 1 5 0 .167 82 139WEEK 6 Oct. 11Philadelphia 34, N.Y. Giants 13Oct. 14Seattle 27, Oakland 3 Houston 20, Buffalo 13 Washington 23, Carolina 17 Minnesota 27, Arizona 17 L.A. Chargers 38, Cleveland 14 Pittsburgh 28, Cincinnati 21 Atlanta 34, Tampa Bay 29 N.Y. Jets 42, Indianapolis 34 Miami 31, Chicago 28, OT Dallas 40, Jacksonville 7 Baltimore 21, Tennessee 0 L.A. Rams 23, Denver 20 New England 43, Kansas City 40Mondays GameGreen Bay 33, San Francisco 30 Open: Detroit, New OrleansWEEK 7 Todays GameDenver at Arizona, 8:20 p.m.Sundays GamesTennessee vs L.A. Chargers at London, UK, 9:30 a.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New England at Chicago, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Rams at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Oct. 22N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 8:15 p.m. Open: Seattle, Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh PRO BASKETBALL NBA REGULAR SEASONAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Boston 1 0 1.000 „ Brooklyn 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Toronto 0 0 .000 Philadelphia 0 1 .000 1 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Atlanta 0 0 .000 „ Charlotte 0 0 .000 „ Miami 0 0 .000 „ Orlando 0 0 .000 „ Washington 0 0 .000 „ CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Chicago 0 0 .000 „ Cleveland 0 0 .000 „ Detroit 0 0 .000 „ Indiana 0 0 .000 „ Milwaukee 0 0 .000 „ WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Dallas 0 0 .000 „ Houston 0 0 .000 „ Memphis 0 0 .000 „ New Orleans 0 0 .000 „ San Antonio 0 0 .000 „ NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 0 0 .000 „ Minnesota 0 0 .000 „ Portland 0 0 .000 „ Utah 0 0 .000 „ Oklahoma City 0 1 .000 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 1 0 1.000 „ L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 L.A. Lakers 0 0 .000 Phoenix 0 0 .000 Sacramento 0 0 .000 Tuesdays GamesBoston 105, Philadelphia 87 Golden State 108, Oklahoma City 100Todays GamesChicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Miami at Washington, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Toronto 7 6 1 0 12 33 23 Boston 5 4 1 0 8 22 13 Montreal 5 3 1 1 7 18 13 Ottawa 6 3 2 1 7 24 22 Tampa Bay 4 3 1 0 6 15 9 Buffalo 6 3 3 0 6 12 17 Florida 4 0 2 2 2 12 16 Detroit 6 0 4 2 2 14 30 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Carolina 7 4 2 1 9 25 22 New Jersey 4 4 0 0 8 17 4 Columbus 5 3 2 0 6 16 19 Pittsburgh 5 2 1 2 6 17 20 Philadelphia 6 3 3 0 6 22 25 Washington 5 2 2 1 5 20 19 N.Y. Islanders 4 2 2 0 4 11 10 N.Y. Rangers 6 2 4 0 4 15 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 6 5 1 0 10 19 12 Chicago 5 3 0 2 8 22 21 Colorado 6 3 1 2 8 21 15 Winnipeg 6 3 2 1 7 15 16 Dallas 6 3 3 0 6 18 18 Minnesota 6 2 2 2 6 14 19 St. Louis 5 1 2 2 4 15 20 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Anaheim 6 4 1 1 9 17 14 Vancouver 6 4 2 0 8 22 19 Calgary 5 3 2 0 6 18 16 Vegas 7 3 4 0 6 15 20 Los Angeles 6 2 3 1 5 12 16 San Jose 6 2 3 1 5 17 19 Edmonton 4 2 2 0 4 10 14 Arizona 5 1 4 0 2 4 11 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Mondays GamesToronto 4, Los Angeles 1 Ottawa 4, Dallas 1 Montreal 7, Detroit 3 Nashville 4, Minnesota 2Tuesdays GamesVancouver 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT N.Y. Rangers 3, Colorado 2, SO Philadelphia 6, Florida 5, SO New Jersey 3, Dallas 0 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 2 Minnesota 2, Arizona 1 Edmonton 5, Winnipeg 4, OT Vegas 4, Buffalo 1Todays GamesColorado at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Arizona at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Buffalo at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.two quick touchdown drives that helped Miami build a 24-0 halftime lead. The Hurricanes „ and Richt, it seemed „ never looked back, with Perry finishing the FIU game and then starting against both North Carolina and Florida State.Rosier, the redshirt senior who last season helped lead the Hurricanes to 10 wins and their first Coastal Divi-sion title, had lost his job. And probably making it all the tougher to swallow was the fact that before the FIU game, Rosier had accounted for a career-high five touch-downs in the Hurricanes 49-25 road win at Toledo.I was kind of blindsided when it happened. But me and coach Richt talked and I accepted it, and I told him I would help Kosi out any way I can,Ž Rosier said. It was kind of hard (because) just usually during the week, I go with the ones and I didnt get one rep with the ones for like three weeks straight. It was at the point where it was like, How do you not be down? At the end of the day, the seniors did a good job. Tyler Gauthier, Travis Homer, those guys did a good job of saying, Youre one play away, you never know whats going to happen. ŽHis teammates were right. On Saturday as Perry struggled in his first road start, throwing two early interceptions at Virginia, Richt decided to „ again „ make an in-game quar-terback change.This time, the coach turned to Rosier, the vet-eran who last season helped guide the Hurricanes to comeback wins against Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia.This time, though, there were no last-second heroics for Rosier and Miami.The quarterback engi-neered three scoring drives and scored the Hurricanes lone touchdown on an 11-yard run with 3:04 left. But it wasnt enough and ultimately, Virginia hung on for a 16-13 upset that left Miamis coaches and play-ers searching for answers as they headed into their open date.Rosier finished 12-for23 for 170 yards with an interception. Perry, mean-while, was 3-for-6 for 20 yards with two interceptions, with Richt again finding himself needing to answer questions about his quarterbacks.When the Hurricanes (5-2, 2-1 ACC) take the field at Boston College on Oct. 26, the Eagles (5-2, 2-1) will be hosting their annual Red Bandanna Game honoring former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who is credited with saving at least a dozen people in the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, before he was killed when the tower collapsed.It will be an emotionally charged night and every expectation is that the Hurricanes „ who havent beaten a Power 5 opponent on the road since a 24-19 win at North Carolina on Oct. 28, 2017 „ will face one of the toughest environ-ments theyll see all season.So will Richt give Perry the opportunity to redeem himself on the road? Or will he look to Rosier to try and get Miami back on track?Richt hasnt answered those questions. QBFrom Page B1LEESBURG (1-6) at GAINESVILLE (4-3) 7:30 p.m.Struggling through a difficult season, Leesburg could be forgiven if it was hoping for a breather in the schedule at this point. But there is no breather this week for the Yellow Jackets.Leesburg looks for its first Class 6A-District 5 win of the year when the Yellow Jackets travel to play Gainesville. Lees-burg is 0-3 in the district after last weeks 49-16 loss to South Lake.Gainesvilles record may not look over-whelming on paper, but the Hurricanes three losses have all come against likely playoff teams. Two of the losses came against Class 7A teams Columbia and Gainesville Buchholz. Columbia is currently the top-ranked playoff team in Class 7A-Region 1 and ranked second in the state while Buchholz is third in that region.The other loss came against district opponent Ocala Vanguard, which is ranked third in the state in Class 6A. Vanguard defeated Gainesville 49-28 last week and defeated Lees-burg 59-3 on Sept. 28.Gainesville is led by senior quarterback Luke Matthews, the son of former UF star and 14-year NFL veteran Shane Matthews. Matthews has thrown for 1,965 yards and 10 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He has completed almost 71 percent of his passes while averaging 280 yards passing per game.Senior receiver Jalen Kelsey has been Matthews top target with 47 catches for 783 yards while senior Isaac Meacham has 43 catches for 492 yards.Gainesville senior running back Niles Cromwell has rushed for 394 yards and four touchdowns on 64 carries and junior K-Z Hutchinson has 319 yards and seven touchdowns on 61 carries.Leesburgs lone bright spot in last weeks loss to South Lake came from senior Jatavian Solomon, who rushed for 167 yards and both of the Yellow Jackets touchdowns.Solomon leads Leesburg with 361 yards rushing while averaging 7.2 yards per carry.Leesburg hosts Lake Weir next week.TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWVOLLEYBALLFirst Academy of Leesburg 3, Legacy Charter 0Kali Walker had 21 kills on 49 attacks and Caro-line Culbreath added 28 digs to lead First Academy of Leesburg to a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 win over Legacy Charter in the Class 3A-District 3 tournament.First Academy (16-1) will play Foundation Academy on Thursday at 7 at Foundation Acad-emy in Winter Garden for the district title. First Academy split two matches with Foundation during the regular season, with each school winning 3-2 at home. South Lake 3, Auburndale 0Kylee Brooks had 11 kills and six digs and Ariel Modeste added 11 kills, three blocks and three digs to lead South Lake to a 25-21, 25-18, 25-15 win over Auburn-dale on Tuesday in the Class 7A-District 6 tournament.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Leesburgs Jatavian Solomon (13) makes a carry during last weeks game against South Lake in Leesburg. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

PAGE 13 | Thursday, October 18, 2018 B3regular-season finale at Auburn, which the CFP selection committee excused and the Tide went on to win its fifth national championship under coach Nick Saban.This year, Alabama is 7-0 by a margin of 375106. Granted, part of this first-half dominance is because the Crimson Tide's early season schedule always contains at least two nonconference pushovers, and its typically toughest South-eastern Conference games against LSU and Auburn are always in November.But here we are again, halfway home waiting to see if and when the machine in Tuscaloosa will malfunction.Time to put a capper on the first half, acknowledg-ing the good and bad. Best offensive playerTua Tagovailoa, QB, AlabamaThe NCAA passer rating might not be the best way to measure how well a quarterback is playing, but it does provide a con-sistent data point that's been used for a long time. Last year, Baker Mayfield set an NCAA record for rating in a season at 198.9 on the way to the Heis-man Trophy. Look back at the statistics over the years and you will find that good quarterbacks have good ratings. It's not a bad tool, even if it is not perfect.Tagovailoa currently leads the country in passer rating at 248.09. He has thrown 21 touchdowns, no interceptions and is averaging 14.3 yards per pass. Even accounting for inflation because of com-petition „ and Alabama's schedule is really not that bad relative to other top teams „ the sophomore has delivered on every bit of his hype.Also considered: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State; Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis; Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma; Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado; Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin. Best defensive playerEd Oliver, DT, HoustonIf you thought Oliver might cruise through his junior season, having already declared that he will enter next year's NFL draft, not a chance. Despite drawing loads of attention from opposing blockers, Oliver is putting up almost two tackles for loss per game (third in the nation). If advance mea-surements are your thing, Oliver has graded out as one of the best defensive players in the country, according to Pro Football Focus. There is also a cool bobblehead doll version of Oliver riding his horse, Oreo.Also considered: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky; Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Wash-ington; Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama; Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami; Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion. Most surprising teamNo. 5 LSU (6-1)The Tigers were preseason No. 25, but it seemed even their fans were not quite convinced this would be a successful season. Now they are thinking playoff after LSU walloped Georgia last weekend. The offense still lacks explosiveness, but it has limited mistakes. The defense is stout, rely-ing on a trio of midseason All-Americans in corner-back Greedy Williams, safety Grant Delpit and linebacker Devin White. The Tigers might have already peaked, but only a second-half collapse will keep them from exceed-ing expectations.Also considered: Cin-cinnati, Colorado, Florida.Most disappointing teamAuburn (4-3)The SEC West's other Tigers are in a tailspin. The defending division champions were ranked ninth in the preseason and kicked things off by beat-ing Washington. Auburn's offense seems to get worse every week, which is espe-cially problematic when that is your head coach's thing „ and that head coach is one year into a $49 million contract. The Tigers can't run behind a faulty line and quarterback Jarrett Stidham, touted as a potential first-round NFL draft pick, is 86th in the country in passer rating (126.76). Getting to 7-5 will take serious work.Also considered: Arizona, Florida State, Memphis. Coach of the half seasonBrian Kelly, Notre DameThe fourth-ranked Fighting Irish had to replace the key components of last season's run-heavy offense and their defensive coordinator. Kelly confidently turned a veteran defense over to 36-year-old assis-tant Clark Lea to replace Mike Elko, who left after one season to join Texas A&M. The Irish leaned on the defense early. Needing to spark offensively, Kelly handed the offense over to quarterback Ian Book after three games and he delivered a more dynamic attack. Notre Dame heads into the second half a seri-ous playoff contender.Also considered: Mario Cristobal, Oregon; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Tom Herman, Texas; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State. Most promising “ rst-year coachJimbo Fisher, Texas A&MWe know what you're thinking: For $75 million over 10 years the least Fisher can be is promising. But considering all the highly touted coaches who have flopped in year one, give credit to Fisher for having the Aggies look-ing ahead of schedule. He has gotten good play out of quarterback Kellen Mond, who was recruited to play in a very different system, and a defense that has been flimsy for years is suddenly stingy.Also considered: Josh Heupel, UCF; Chad Lun-sford, Georgia Southern. MIDTERMSFrom Page B1and will lead the Buffalo into this years event.The remaining five teams in the tournament field have a combined record of 116-24 and includes Miami Westminster Christian, Temecula (California) Rancho Christian, St. Louis Vashon, Mount Pleasant (Utah) Wasatch Academy and Brookville (New York) Long Island Lutheran. Football playoffsThree area football teams would be playoff bound if the postseason began this week, based on the latest Playoff Power Rankings (PPR) released this week by the Florida High School Athletic Association.In Class 4A, The Villages and South Sumter would transfer in the second season, along with South Lake in Class 6A, with Wildwood missing out on a playoff berth by less than a full point.The Villages improved to 7-0 last week with a 50-0 win against Interlachen and maintained its hold on fourth place in Class 4A-Region 2. The Buffalo have a PPR of 37.29, ahead of fifth-place Dunnellon (37.00) and South Sumter (34.75) in sixth place.Mount Dora (31.00), which lost to South Sumter 42-28 last week, is ninth and winless Umatilla (25.63) is 11th.In classes 1A through 4A, the top six teams in each region earn postsea-son berths. In classes 5A through 8A, four district champions in each region move on along with the next four-highest PPR, regardless of district affiliation.South Lake held on to the sixth seed in Class 6A-Region 2 following a win 49-16 win against Leesburg. The Eagles (4-3) have the fifth-best PPR (38.43) in the region, but would be the sixth seed in the postseason because district champions earn automatic bids.Leesburg (29.29) sports the 19th-best PPR in the 22-team region.In Class 1A-Region 4, Wildwood began last week as the regions sixth seed, but dropped to seventh following a 34-20 loss to Class 4A Keystone Heights. The Wildcats (33.50) trail sixth-seeded Williston (33.71) by .21 points.Wildwood (4-4) hosts Interlachen on Friday and The Villages on Oct. 26. The Wildcats believe they will secure a postseason berth with wins in both games.In Class 5A, Eustis (32.57) is 13th in Region 4, two spots ahead of Tavares (30.86).Lake Minneola (34.57) is 13th in Class 7A-Region 1 and East Ridge (31.71) is 18th.Playoff pairings, based on PPR, will be announced on Nov. 4 by the FHSAA. South Lake hosting Halloween HavocThe South Lake High School baseball and softball teams will host a variety of activities on Oct. 29 for Halloween Havoc at the South Lake baseball field.Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m., there will be a Kids Costume Contest, along with a Baseball/Softball game featuring coaches and players in costumes. A concession stand will be open, offering traditional ballpark fare, and there will also be various candy and fun booths operating.Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with children 10 and under being admitted free.Proceeds will go toward supporting South Lakes sports programs. FHSAAThe FHSAA Athletic Directors Advisory Committee endorsed the organizations new classification proposal on Wednesday during a spe-cial emergency meeting in Gainesville.The proposal will be voted on by the FHSAA Board of Directors on Monday and if approved, will go into effect with the 2019-20 school year for baseball, softball, boys and girls basketball and soccer, and girls volleyball.Key aspects of the proposal included reducing the number of classifications to seven. The six largest classifications will be divided evenly based on student enrollment, with eight teams in each of four regions earning playoff berths.Districts will remain, but schools will not be required to play regularseason district games. District tournaments will be held following the reg-ular season, with teams seeded based on rankings provided by MaxPreps.Football and Class 1A programs for the affected sports will not be impacted by the proposal. NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1King County on Sept. 25.Coalition members have focused on voting this month as well as voter restoration rights, plus their ongoing work on bail reform.The focus has been on listening, learning, understanding what the players want to accom-plish in their community, the impact they want to have and supporting them,Ž Goodell said. Our clubs have done that at historic levels and weve gone over that the last couple of days. Im proud of what our clubs are doing. Im proud of what our players are doing. Were all working together to try to address those issues, and from my standpoint that always helps make relationships more productive when theres respect and under-standing and agreement to work together to try to make things better.When you have people working together and listening to one another and that level of respect, I think everyone feels better and I think thats important, but the key thing is theres a lot of work to be done.ŽIn 2016, then-49ers quarterback Colin Kae-pernick began protesting police brutality, social injustice and racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem, and the demon-stration spread to other players and teams. Critics led by President Donald Trump called the players unpatriotic and Trump even said NFL owners should fire any player who refused to stand during the anthem. Many players countered that their actions were being misconstrued and that they are seeking social change rather than protesting the anthem itself. POLICYFrom Page B1NFL commissioner Roger Goodell listens during a press conference after the NFL owners meetings Wednesday in New York. [AP PHOTO/BEBETO MATTHEWS] The Villages Tre Mann scored 81 points in last years MAIT and will lead the Buffalo into this years event. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Thursday, October 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFeb.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) April8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) April15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) April21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) April29: 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(AricAlmirola) Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Notworried ƒyet KYLE BUSCH SeeHarvick CHASE ELLIOTT House money MARTIN TRUEXJR. Titledefense nowinabit ofdanger RYAN BLANEY Needssome help KURTBUSCH Hasacaseto makeabout Talladega ARIC ALMIROLA Rightplace, righttime, andthatll work BRAD KESELOWSKI Suddenly bankingon Kansas JOEY LOGANO Keepit clean, advance TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ ERIKJONES Stillbestof theothers FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadtoask ourselvesGODWINSPICKS FORKANSAS MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTWhosleavingtheplayoffsafterthisweek?Welltellyou.Maybe.Tuneinonlineat w daytonamotormouths CUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybeafew actualanswers THREETHINGSTOWATCHTALLADEGA THREETHINGSWELEARNEDKANSAS A mongthebottomfour,Žwho hasbestchancetoadvance? GODSPEAK: Igottagowith BradKeselowski.Theresno reasonwhyhecantjumpthat linetothegood. KENSCALL: Mathematically, Kez,butMr.HunchsaysRyan Blaneymightbetheguyto grabawinandmovealong. WhatdoesAlmirolaswin atDegadoforhimgoing forward? GODSPEAK: AricAlmirolahas atonofcon“dence,andso doeshisteam.Whenwasthe lasttimewesawtheNo.10in VictoryLane? KENSCALL: Forimmediate purposes,itgetshimtothe nextround.Otherthanthat... nothing.Plate-racewinsmean NOTHINGbeyondthenext platerace. KURTBUSCHVS.NASCAR: BuschsaidNASCARstripped himofvictorywithtwolate callsintheclosinglapsatTalladega„anunneededcaution lapandfailingtofreezethe “eldonthelastlap. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Busch ledthemostlapsbutranoutof fuelonthelastlap,whichhad himwatchingthefuelgauge. Heexpressedfrustration.Two missedcallsbyNASCARatthe end,ŽBuschsaid. WINNER: KevinHarvick RESTOFTOP5: KyleBusch, JoeyLogano,ClintBowyer, ChaseElliott FIRSTONEOUT: MartinTruex Jr. DARKHORSE: KyleLarson DONTBESURPRISEDIF: Harvickcompletesasweepof bothKansasCupSeriesraces.IsKurtBuschrighttobemadat NASCAR?Yesandno.Itsalwaysbetterto“nish undergreenratherthanyellow,even ascarsarewreckingbehindtheleaders,assumingitdoesntcreateasafety issue.Problemis,thatsajudgmentcall. Anyothertime,theyellowmight”y andKurtwouldbedeclaredthewinner insteadofrunningoutofgasonthe “nallap.Wellkeeplobbyingtotakethe judgementoutofit„throwtheyellow andkeeprestartingasmanytimesasit takes.WillChadorJimmiebene“tmostfrom theirsplit?Itsobviouslyimpossibletotellatthis time,butonede“nitewinnerandone possiblewinnerhavealreadyemerged. KevinMeendering,anX“nitySeriescrew chiefforElliottSadler,willbepromoted toJimmiesNo.48carand,letsassume, getsaniceraise.AndBillytheKid,ŽWilliamByron,getsabrand-newcrewchief whohappenstohavesevenchampionshipringsinhistoolbox.„KenWillis,ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1.KevinHarvick3128 2.KyleBusch3111 3.JoeyLogano3104 4.KurtBusch3095 5.AricAlmirola3087 6.ClintBowyer3086 7.MartinTruexJr.3083 8.ChaseElliott3066 9.BradKeselowski3065 10.RyanBlaney3061 11.KyleLarson3057 12.AlexBowman3015 13.DennyHamlin2136 14.JimmieJohnson2128 15.AustinDillon2124 16.ErikJones2108 17.RyanNewman641 18.PaulMenard619 19.RickyStenhouseJr.615 20.DanielSuarez614 CUPSERIES: HollywoodCasino400 SITE: KansasSpeedway(1.5-mile tri-oval) SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,2p.m.),qualifying,(NBCSports Network,7p.m.).Saturday,practice (CNBC,10:30a.m.;NBCSportsNetwork, 1p.m.).Sunday,race(NBC,coverage beginsat1:30p.m.;green”ag,2:45p.m.) XFINITY: KansasLottery300 SITE: KansasSpeedway SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,3p.m.and5p.m.).Saturday, qualifying(CNBC,11:30a.m.),race(NBC, 3p.m.)1.SwelledbubbleSixdriverswillbe battlingtoadvance intotheRoundof8at KansasSpeedway.Kurt Busch,wholedthe mostlapsatTalladega but“nished14th,is 30pointstothegood aheadofninth-place BradKeselowski,who is18pointsbehind bubbleboyMartin TruexJr.,withClint Bowyersandwichedin between.RyanBlaney is22pointsbehind Truex,followedbyKyle Larson,26pointsfrom thecutline.2.TruexwatchTheTruexslidecontinuesasthelifeof thedefendingchampionshipteambegins to”icker.TheNo.78 Toyotahas“veraces leftinitshistorybefore itshutsdownforever. AtleastTruexistalking atoughgame.Ithink thatsagoodplace (Kansas)foruseven ifwehadtowin,Žhe said.Iamnotsaying weregoingtogothere andwin.Butanytime wecangotoanyof thosetracks,Ifeellike wehaveashot.Its racing.Ž3.JimmiesstreakNBCSportshasbeen makingabigdeal ofJimmieJohnsons streakofwinningat leastoneraceevery seasonsince2002. TheNo.48Chevy iscrumbling.Crew chiefChadKnausand Johnsonwillseparate in2019.Itsimportanttotrytowinthis season,ŽJohnsonsaid. Youguysrelyonstats waymorethanwhatI do.But,yeah,contrary towhatpeoplebelieve, wegototheracetrack towineveryweek. Thatiskindofthe goal.Ž„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comMartinTruexJr.hasaproblem.HisNo.78Toyota teamisfadingastheNASCARplayoffstighten. ThedefendingCupchampisontheplayoffbubble goingintoKansas.[AP/BUTCHDILL] 1.ThewinnersAricAlmirola,obviously,afteremergingfromTalladegawiththetrophy. ThefourStewart-HaasRacingFords led155of193laps.AJAllmendinger wasbestinclassforChevy,“nishing sixth.JimmieJohnsonwreckedearly butralliedforseventhplace.2.ThelosersNotenoughroominthisspace,but KurtBuschleadsthiscategoryafter pacingthe“eldfor108lapsonlyto runoutofgasonthelastlap.Ouch. MartinTruexJr.,“ghtingtodefend hisCuptitle,struggledto“nish23rd. MichaelMcDowell“nishedlastoverall,turningonly155laps.3.HoldinggroundClintBowyer“nishedsecondand hasathree-pointadvantageon Truex,whoisnowtheplayoffbubble boy.KevinHarvickhadtopitbefore thelastrestartand“nished28thbut is63pointsabovethecutline.Joey Loganocanadvanceonpointsafter “nishing“fthatTalladega.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comAricAlmirolacelebratesafter winningatTalladegaandclinching aberthintheNASCARRoundof8.[AP/BUTCHDILL]

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PAGE 21 | Thursday, October 18, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentWeekend performances bring a mix of horror, fantasy, comedy and music. Phantasmagoria sets the stage for Halloween with their unique style of storytelling in Eustis. Journey to OzŽ in Clermont brings the audience along for the ride with an interactive experience. Tried and true Alice in WonderlandŽ plays in Leesburg with a special tea party after the Saturday performance. Assisted Living the MusicalŽ sets out to prove retirement is just the beginning. Country star Charlie Pride sings his hits in The Villages on Friday and the Orange Blossom Opry features Fleetwood Mask tribute band on Friday and A Night of Blues on Saturday. Dont forget to check out upcoming shows and auditions. Phantasmagoria The Victorian stage troupe Phantasmagoira presents HomecomingŽ Friday and Saturday to celebrate the haunting season at the Historic State Theatre in Eustis. The 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 shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. 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. Tickets: $7.49 to $16. Details: STAGEPlays, musicals and a tea party this weekendWildlife, steampunk characters and fancy pets highlight a busy weekendBy Linda Florea CorrespondentExperience Florida wildlife up close and personal at the annual Florida Wildlife Festival in Umatilla with experts, tours and kids activities. In conjunction with the festival, Trout Lake Nature Park in Eustis features a naturalist program, mushroom experts conducting a foray experience and folk music. The inaugural four-day Planet Festival features good music along with awareness of social and environmental issues. Close your eyes to have them opened at the White Cane Day Event today in Leesburg. Food trucks roll into Mount Dora on Friday just in time for dinner. The Fall Festival brings medieval magic to Bushnell on Saturday. Re-imagine history this weekend at the annual Steampunk Show in Mount Dora.LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this WEEKENDBy Dana Barbuto More Content NowBad Times at the El RoyaleŽ is a good-not-great, twist-filled thriller about a group of strangers hiding dark secrets. One-by-one „ a priest, a salesman, a singer and a hippie „ land at the El Royale hotel on the outskirts of Reno. In its heyday, the inn was once considered to be heaven, but since falling on hard times it is pretty much hell. As it turns out, hell is exactly what writer-director Drew Goddard has in mind. In following up his cult hit Cabin in the Woods,Ž Goddard gets a huge assist from a strong ensemble that prop up a script with more holes than Swiss cheese. Im still irritated that a few plot points the film relies on are never explained. Who was that mystery man on the film reel? Just who is the hotel management? And who was the shooter in the prologue? I have theories, but send me an email me if you know for sure. Jeff Bridges is the priest; Jon Hamm, sporting a Southern accent, is the vacuum-cleaner salesman; and Dakota Johnson is the foul-mouthed hippie. In her first feature, Cynthia Erivo as Motown backup singer Darlene Sweet is the films breakout star. Goddard smartly turns his camera on her whenever viewers are in danger of succumbing to the tedium of a bloated second act in an already over-long (140 minutes) movie. Erivo, a Tony-winner for The Color Purple,Ž belts out 60s classics like Hold On, Im Coming,Ž This MOVIE REVIEWStrong cast propels twisty Bad Times at the El RoyaleChris Hemsworth stars in Bad Tims at the El Royale.Ž [KIMBERLEY FRENCH] The Clermont Performing Arts Center presents Journey to OzŽ for shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. [SUBMITTED] TOP RIGHT: The Westmuttster Dog Show takes over Ferran Park in Eustis Sunday to bene“ t the Humane Society of Lake County. MIDDLE RIGHT: Dress in your best steampunk for two days of entertainment and vendors at the Steampunk and Industrial Show Saturday and Sunday at Renningers Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. BELOW: Dress in your best steampunk for two days of entertainment and vendors at the Steampunk and Industrial Show Saturday and Sunday at Renningers Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Bad Times at the El RoyaleŽCast: Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman. (R for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity) Grade: B+See STAGE, C2 See TAP, C3 See REVIEW, C3


C2 Thursday, October 18, 2018 |Assisted Living the Musical Ever wonder how the older half lives? Then check out Assisted Living the MusicalŽ at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday 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 fullservice retirement community that is home to 18 different characters played by the shows two actors. Tickets: $25 to $35. Details: mountdoralive. com. Alice in WonderlandŽ and Tea Party Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice in WonderlandŽ 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paul P. Williams Auditorium at Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 US 441 in Leesburg. Take the experience to another level following the Saturday show with a Mad Hatter Tea Party at 11 a.m. in the Magnolia Room. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3 through 12 and free for LSSC students, staff, faculty and children under 3. Combo tickets for the Saturday show and tea party are $20, children ages 2 and younger are free. Details: Charley Pride Country music star Charley Pride is in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main Street in The Villages. Tickets: $34 to $136. Proceeds benefit The Marion Therapeutic Riding Association. Details: Orange Blossom Opry The Fleetwood Mask tribute band from the San Francisco area brings the music of Fleetwood Mac to stage 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale. Cost: $27 to $33. A Night of Blues starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and includes Suzanne and the Opry Band along with special guests John Roman, Patty Crisp and Tom Paquette. Cost: $14 to $18. Details: Upcoming Aliens with Extraordinary Skills The Moonlight Players in Clermont present Aliens with Extraordinary SkillsŽ Oct. 26 to Nov. 11. The show is a dark comedy about a clown, Nadia, from the unhappiest country in the world,Ž Moldova, who pins her hopes on a U.S. work visa. Chased by Homeland Security, a deportation letter deflates Nadias enthusiasm and a pair of spike heels might be all it takes to burst her American dream. Directed by Tom Kline. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Warning: adult language. Details: Analog: A New Play by Darryl Pickett If you love vinyl records, if you adore Somewhere In Time,Ž if you find intrigue in Amadeus,Ž or Immortal Beloved,Ž then AnalogŽ is a must see Oct. 27 to Nov. 11. At a rare record store in Liepzig, Germany, a heartsick young student named Simon meets Dr. Max, the eccentric shopkeeper. Max owns a Bach recording that can break open the past and change Simons future. Brace yourself for some quantum weirdness as AnalogŽ propels the audience into an alternate world of passion, romance, regret and a meeting with the great Johann Sebastian Bach. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Warning: Adult language. 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. AuditionsEVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)ŽAuditions for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)Ž are at the Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. The show runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 16. There are three roles to be cast. No prepared monologues necessary and be prepared for cold readings. As this show features direct audience interaction, be ready for light guided improvisation. Although the play is not a musical, bring a short musical selection of your choice to be performed a capella (preferably a Christmas CarolŽ). Details:AND THEN THERE WERE NONEŽAuditions for And Then There Were NoneŽ directed by Nathan Paul are 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 at the Moonlight Players Warehouse Theatre in Clermont. Performance dates are Jan. 19 to Feb. 3. Details: STAGEFrom Page C1 MUSIC & BOOKSBy David BauderThe Associated PressTom Pettys family and former band members say it was like therapy to compile a four-disc box set of his music so quickly after he died. An American TreasureŽ went on sale Sept. 28, four days short of a year after Petty died at age 66 of cardiac arrest. He and his band the Heartbreakers had just completed a triumphant concert tour with a show back home in Los Angeles. I felt like when Prince died, unfortunately from a similar situation, that there was no central place to grieve for fans or for anyone, to make sense out of the greatness of that artist,Ž said daughter Adria Petty, an instigator of the box set alongside Pettys widow, Dana; Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench; and producer Ryan Ulyate. It wasnt like their grief was private. Petty, 43, would hear her fathers music in taxis and out of the windows of buildings shed pass by. She went to get her eyes checked, and the optometrist broke down in tears. Their goal was to create a document that reflected Petty as an artist and a man, not just a hitmaker, she said. You see a picture of a man that emerges from this box and that man was such a special, complex Southern gentleman,Ž Petty said. Hes sort of the best of what youd call an American. I felt like this was something beautiful to show people.Ž Each disc follows a period of time: years as hungry newcomers in the 1970s, the hitmaking period of the 1980s, Pettys rough 1990s when he dealt with divorce and a heroin addiction, and late-career renaissance in the 2000s. Whats notable is the consistency of the work, the clarity of the writing. Petty was a rock n roll classicist from the beginning and thoroughly loyal: Campbell and Tench followed Petty west from their homes in Gainesville, Florida, and they worked together throughout their lives. Ten of the songs had never been released in any form, 18 are alternate versions of songs previously released, 14 are live cuts and 18 are songs that had already been on albums or singles. Well-known songs like Breakdown,Ž Even the LosersŽ and I Wont Back DownŽ are included; others like American Girl,Ž Dont Do Me Like ThatŽ and Free FallinŽ are not. It was good to have a task, and it was good to have a task involving Tom and involving the band,Ž Tench said. It was good to hear all of this stuff. It kind of validated my opinion of him.Ž That doesnt mean putting it together was easy. Tench said there were disagreements about what to include. He was initially in favor of a box consisting solely of material that had not been released before. Some of the previously unreleased material, like Keep a Little SoulŽ from the early 1980s and the rockabilly raver, Lonesome Dave,Ž are so strong they make you wonder why they were left on the shelf. But the risk in including too much unreleased material is it becomes obvious why they were set aside. Petty said her father was a perfectionist, and she could hear his voice in her head as she evaluated songs from the vault. We started to pick stuff out and people said, Well, this is kind of cool or This is kind of interesting,Ž she said. I would just sort of feel him cringing and saying Wait, this is too soon. I just died. Why are you putting stuff like this out?Ž The liner notes are also a voyage of discovery. Keyboardist Tench recalls his anger when he thought he would be called to record a late 1980s album only to be told that no, Petty intended Full Moon FeverŽ as a solo disc. Complaining about it to a friend, Tench was told that he now had the time, and no excuses, to enter rehab.In this June 24, 2017, “ le photo, Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers during their headlining set on Day 1 of the inaugural Arroyo Seco Music Festival in Pasadena, Calif. [CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP] New Petty box set form of therapy for family, bandITUNES MOVIES US CHARTS1. Solo: A Star Wars Story 2. Hotel Transylvania 3 3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 4. Oceans 8 5. Skyscraper 6. The Commuter 7. Sicario: Day of the Soldado 8. Tag (2018) 9. Deadpool 2 10. Uncle DrewITUNES MOVIES US CHARTS INDEPENDENT1. Hereditary 2. Gotti 3. Eighth Grade 4. Black 47 5. Hearts Beat Loud 6. Leave No Trace 7. McQueen 8. Mandy 9. Bel Canto 10. Love, GildaiTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending Sept. 30By Mark KennedyThe Associated Press The soundtrack to A Star Is BornŽ is no slim thing, thank goodness. It contains a whopping 34 tracks, mostly due to the inclusion of brief snatches of songs, dialogues or interludes. It will put fans back into the film in a visceral way. Havent seen it yet? With this album, you may not need to. The latest film incarnation of the doomed love affair between two singersongwriters „ one on the way up, the other down „ has plenty of buzz thanks to its stars, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. But the soundtrack is proof that it deserves it. From bluesy rock to country to bubble gum pop, the 19 original songs are varied and addictive. We knew Lady Gaga was capable of great things, but Coopers musicality is a wonder. We often make fun of actors who long to be rock stars, but Cooper shows real skill in front of the microphone. The soundtrack is chronological and, of course, includes Gagas performance of Edith Piafs classic La Vie En Rose,Ž which is her star turn moment when Coopers character discovers her in a cabaret. And it naturally has the huge tearful finale, Ill Never Love AgainŽ „ actually it has an extended cut of that as well, if you have enough hankies at home. But a film about the power of music needs to have lots of it and the soundtrack includes virtually every note heard onscreen, including blistering guitar instrumentals (Out of TimeŽ), duets (including the bluesy Alibi,Ž the country Music to My EyesŽ and the soft rocker I Dont Know What Love IsŽ), and even dialogue about music (the minutelong Twelve NotesŽ speech delivered by Sam Elliott). In many ways, the films trajectory can be boiled down to its first breakout hit, Shallow,Ž co-written by Mark Ronson. It starts in a folky vein with Cooper alone, then becomes a duet with Cooper and Gaga before ending with her taking it over, belting out the lyrics in a glam-rock style. (Gaga first singing it to Cooper in a parking lot is nicely included on the CD in an earlier snippet.) Like that song, the whole soundtrack starts with Coopers blues and rock and ends with Gaga going full Gaga.Gaga, Cooper shine on soundtrack A Star Is Born „ Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious artists (Interscope Records) MUSIC REVIEW

PAGE 23 | Thursday, October 18, 2018 C3TodayWORLD BEYOND WAR: At 3 p.m. at the Belvedere Library, 325 Belvedere Boulevard in The Villages. Showing Bringing Down a Dictator.Ž ANNUAL CLOSE YOUR EYES WHITE CANE DAY EVENT: At 10 a.m. at Beacon Colleges Burbank Hall, 118 E. Main Street in Leesburg. Learn more about visually impaired people. Hosted by New Vision for Independence. Details and registration: sgerig@newvision” org or http://newvision” .org/ events/whitecane. RABBI ROUNDTABLE: At 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road in Wildwood. Go to bethsholom” PINK OUT! 5K WALK/RUN: At 6 p.m. at Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street in Tavares. Proceeds promote breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment. Go to MEETING FOR THE FEDERATION OF MANUFACTURED HOME OWNERS DISTRICT 3: At 1 p.m. at Lakeside Village, 2580 Lakeside Drive in Leesburg. SUPER JAM: At 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. With OBO band and other select performers. Go to for tickets and information. FOOD TRUCKS: From 5 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Sunset Park in Mount Dora. Featuring 10 to 12 food trucks. Call 352-383-2165 or email chamber@mountdora. com. AMERICAN LEGION POST 330 MEETING: At 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at MidFlorida Lakes in Leesburg. Call 352-217-2757. THIRD THURSDAY CAR SHOW: From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With music, food and local vendors. NORTH LAKE TEA PARTY MEETING: From 7 to 9 p.m. the “ rst and third Thursday of the month at Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. Go to 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” orida. gov. LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 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 352-4837434 or email loganandtiger@ for information. 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.EDITORS PICKSPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY: From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Donnelly Park, 520 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. Candy, obstacles, games, food trucks, costume contest, live music. Details: 352-735-7183. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] And, Alice in WonderlandŽ pairs with a Mad Hatter Tea Party this weekend at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg. 19th annual Florida Wildlife Festival Get back to nature and into the natural state at the Florida Wildlife Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cadwell Park, 4 Cassady St. in Umatilla. The event features guided and selfguided tours, wildlife experts, childrens activities, food trucks and craft vendors. Sign up for guided tours in advance and check out the schedule at Trout Lake Nature Center Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44 in Eustis has a number of activities this weekend in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Festival. The Friday Night Naturalist program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is a presentation about the Florida Pioneering spirit as storyteller and Chautauqua scholar Carrie Sue Ayvar portrays Dr. Anna Darrow, the second female doctor in Florida. Donations are welcome. Mushroom experts Arleen and Alan Besssette will give an introductory program followed by a guided mushroom foray into the woods at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is free, but $5 donation is requested. Enjoy an evening of folk music from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday organized by the Lake County Folk Group starting with a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and music at 7:45 p.m. A $5 fee is requested. Details: troutlakenaturecenter. com or 352-357-7536. The Planet Festival The Planet Festival is a four-day music festival today through Sunday at Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. in Fruitland Park. The festival promotes raising awareness of social and environmental issues with music. Organizers have initiated policies, programs and workshops especially for this event. The Main Stage includes headliner Irlene Mandrell along with regional favorites and special guests. Bring your instrument for the Free Will Jam Stage with additional performances and an opportunity to participate in workshop jam sessions. Tickets and parking passes at Close Your Eyes White Cane Day Event Learn more about visually impaired people at the annual Close Your Eyes White Cane Day Event 10 a.m. today at Beacon Colleges Burbank Hall, 118 E. Main St., Leesburg. Pre-registered attendees will be taught how to be a safe human guide and be paired with another person. One person on each team will be blindfolded and given assignments to complete a task with no vision, then places are switched. Teams will be expected to walk to various locations. Shoes for safe, comfortable walking a must. Hosted by New Vision for Independence. Details and registration: sgerig@newvisionfl. org or events/whitecane. Food Trucks Friday is food truck night at Sunset Park in Mount Dora from 5 to 8:30 p.m. featuring more than 10 food trucks. Fall Festival Medieval Magic is the theme of this years Fall Festival beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex in Bushnell. Share you visions of kings and queens, knights and nobles and dragons and castles. The festival closes after the fireworks display. Details: Steampunk and Industrial Show Dress in your best steampunk for two days of entertainment and vendors at the Steampunk and Industrial Show Saturday and Sunday at Renningers Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Admission is free. Alice in WonderlandŽ and Mad Hatter Tea Party Lake-Sumter State College features the show Alice in WonderlandŽ 10 a.m. Saturday in the Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium, followed by the Mad Hatter Tea Party at 11 a.m. in the Magnolia Room. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for kids; tickets for the tea party are $20 for adults and $10 for children. A combo ticket for $20 includes both events. Children 2 and younger are free. Alice in WonderlandŽ also plays 7 p.m. Friday. Details: odysseymagazineonline. com/lssc-theatre. 15th Annual Westmuttster Dog Show The Humane Society of Lake County invites you to show off your pooch for a good cause at the 15th Annual Westmuttster Dog Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ferran Park in downtown Eustis. The event features food, entertainment, animal adoptions and a huge silent auction. Go to www. westmuttster-dog-show. TAPFrom Page C1 Old Heart of MineŽ and You Cant Hurry Love,Ž the latter making for the backdrop to a tense scene with Bridges Father Flynn and Johnsons Emily Summerspring. Bad TimesŽ is set in 1969 and centers on seven folks landing at the El Royale hotel, a kitschy inn (with $8 a night rooms) straddling the California-Nevada line. That its a bi-state establishmentŽ is a gimmick the script makes a big deal over, then Goddard just abandons it. He doesnt make good on the early promise to make the hotel itself „ which used to host the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Martin Luther King Jr. „ very much a character in the film. This place had swing.Ž After awhile, though, the hotel just feels like set design. Anyway, the movie is Tarantino-esque „ and thats not an insult. Its a plus. But its still no Pulp Fiction.Ž What is? Goddard unleashes holy hell on his characters. Not all of them make it to the closing credits. He plays with time, too, breaking the film up into chapters titled Room Five,Ž Room SevenŽ and so on, to flashback to a characters past and to also backtrack through scenes to show the current action from a different characters perspective. Structurally, its like the two-way mirrors hanging in the hotel rooms. Theres always another side to the story. Violence and mystery ensue over the course of one dark and stormy night, as Goddard reveals the sordid details of his characters lives, taking us on a quick trip to Vietnam and to an armored car heist gone wrong. Saying anymore about the plot or characters would ruin the surprises. Like a true ensemble, the script gives each member their chance to shine with a big speech or moment. None of the characters are what they appear, but you can guess that from get-go. Eventually Chris Hemsworth, yes, Thor himself, shows up as a charismatic cult leader (think: Charles Manson), who says a lot, but since his sexy Billy Lee struts around with his shirt unbuttoned those words are unlikely to land. You simply cannot take your eyes off his chiseled abs. Hes truly a god among men. Check into Bad Times at the El RoyaleŽ for the zigzag-y thriller, but stay for Hemsworth dancing to Deep Purples Hush.Ž You wont want to leave. Dana Barbuto may be reached at dbarbuto@patriotledger. com or follow her on Twitter @dbarbuto_Ledger. REVIEWFrom Page C1




DEAR ABBY: I am suffering from a depression I think many mothers experience when they become empty nesters. Although my husband is supportive, I miss my 18-year-old so much that sometimes I'm tempted to drive to his college in Florida. My husband and I have always wanted to live in a warmer climate, but he doesn't like the humidity in Florida. We had planned to move to Arizona once my son went away to college, but now I'm having second thoughts because the drive to Arizona from Orlando is twice the distance, and I don't think I can take his being that far away. I have good job offers in Arizona, and family there as well, so I know it would be a healthier place for me to be. I just cannot reconcile with the fact that my son will be so far away. He will be in college in Orlando for the next ve years, as he is in a master's degree engineering program. Am I being overprotective? He's my only son. I have real anxieties about this and have been seeing a counselor as well as my doctor, who prescribed a mild antidepressant. Is this normal? Should I stay put? Should I move? -INDECISIVE IN ILLINOIS DEAR INDECISIVE: While some degree of empty-nest syndrome is normal, what you are experiencing is not. Keep the conversation open with your husband about relocating to Arizona. Your son needs a chance to become independent as much as you need the time to allow it to happen. You say your husband can't tolerate the Florida humidity. Is it your intention to impose it on him for the next ve years? It would create unnecessary stress on your marriage. Further, what will happen after your son earns his degrees and is offered a job elsewhere? Do you plan to move again to be close to him? Continue your counseling and meds. And while you're at it, nd a volunteer project so you won't have time to sit and brood. With time, your anxiety will subside, and you will become less emotionally dependent upon your son -which will be healthier for both of you. DEAR ABBY: I have read many of your columns and enjoyed them. These days though, you seem to hear from more and more people who are afraid of saying what needs to be said. I suspect it can be chalked up to the "be politically correct" nature of our country lately. But why is it that when people do speak their minds, others consider them rude? I let people know when they are disrespectful to me in public, and I don't put up with being put down. Am I wrong in feeling that people who say mean things need to be immediately corrected? Or am I really being rude? -FARMGIRL IN MISSOURI DEAR FARMGIRL: You are not wrong, and it is not rude if you choose to defend yourself. What you are being is assertive, which is a healthy personality trait. No one should have to accept as normal social interaction being made to feel "less than" in public. If someone has a bone to pick with you -and vice versa -it should be done in private. 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. 18, 2018:This year you often eye a goal and refuse to let go of your vision. What you create could be more important than you yet realize. For others, the commitment and process involved will be signicant. You easily identify and get along with others. If you are single, someone from a distance or a different culture could enter your life. Take your time getting to know this person before you decide you have met The One. If you are attached, the two of you have been planning a special trip or vacation. Continue planning it, but try to make it happen this year. AQUARIUS could be stubborn and pushy.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) What starts out as a mixed message could straighten out quickly without you making an effort. The unexpected takes its toll, as usual. However, it also opens you up to a new adventure. You push a friend toward an idea that works well for both of you. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You have a lot on your mind. When going to an important source of feedback, you might nd that this person is not ready to deal with you. Make decisions on your own for now. Where there could be a difference of opinion, youll need to support yourself. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be ready for a different type of opportunity. At rst, confusion surrounds you, as many people dont understand that you are taking steps into the unknown. Be careful with an argumentative person who wants you to agree with him or her. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) One-on-one relating proves most rewarding, as long as you maintain excellent communication. It is easy to have a misunderstanding; its much harder to stay in sync with each other. You need to understand where others are coming from. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Understand that many people around you are heading in different directions. This opens up the potential for disagreements. Accept differences rather than trying to make everyone think alike. Youll nd life more rewarding with a positive attitude. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Pace yourself, as you have a lot to complete. You also have to make several appointments and personal calls. You have the wherewithal to make choices that suit you well. Dont allow yourself to do anything halfway. Take your time. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You have a wild streak inside you that you have difculty hiding for any length of time. When distracted or irritated, your impulsiveness emerges. This allows for more fun in your life. Bow out of a misunderstanding. You will feel better as a result. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Pressure builds around the homefront. You might have started the day with a quarrel or misunderstanding. Do not allow this disagreement to permeate your day. When the other party makes an effort, even if it is combative, be responsive. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Break past existing barriers rather than start an argument. Note how different each person is. Understand that others ideas develop and are nurtured by their unique personalities. An effort made toward another person will ultimately be worth it. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You could be sorry that youve made certain choices that have pointed you in a particular direction. Your ability to move in deliberate ways and act the way you want could create more of a problem than you originally had anticipated. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You seem to beam, even in moments of conict. You do not always act quickly or impulsively. Today is a different story. You know what you want, and you wont settle for anything less. Stay on top of your needs. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your best bet is to slow down and let others take the lead for now. You might have strong feelings. Take your time before sharing your thoughts, and you will make the correct choice. Trust yourself. Confusion surrounds a partnership. Mothers empty-nest syndrome becomes an unhealthy fixation | Thursday, October 18, 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. 18, the 291st day of 2018. There are 74 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Oct. 18, 1892, the rst long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago was ocially opened (it could only handle one call at a time). ON THIS DATE: In 1767 the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between colonial Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, was set as astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey. In 1944 Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia during World War II. In 1962 James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA. In 1977 West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers. In 1997 a monument honoring American servicewomen, past and present, was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2001 CBS News announced that an employee in anchorman Dan Rathers oce had tested positive for skin anthrax.


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