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LOCAL & STATE A3BLOOMS IN LEESBURG CLOSED, FOR NOW AT LEAST @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, October 26, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 99 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: A thunderstorm in the forecast today, but sunny and mild the rest of the weekend. SENIOR LIFE SHOW: The Senior Life Show, hosted by The Daily Commercial, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Highway 19A, Mount Dora. MOUNT DORA CRAFT FAIR: The 34th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair brings more than 400 crafters to downtown Mount Dora 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. By George BennettGatehouse MediaDAVIE „ Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum accused each other of lying throughout a testy debate on Wednesday night, a second and final meeting that came less than two weeks before their nationally watched election for Florida governor.In the one-hour televised debate from Broward College, DeSantis hammered Tallahassee Mayor Gillum for accepting a ticket to the Broadway show Hamilton in 2016 from an undercover FBI agent who posed as a developer seeking to do busi-ness in Tallahassee. Gillum, trying to become the first black governor in Florida history, accused DeSantis of Sparks y in nal DeSantis-Gillum debateBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ People are rallying around not just the oldest church, but the oldest building in town in hopes of saving its bell tower.Pastor Gary Marshall said efforts to raise the $43,000 the 130-year-old Congrega-tional Church of Mount Dora needs has been ongoing for about 20 years.Church and community members have raised $9,000 toward the bell towers repair and restoration on their own and by way of a gofundme account.But this year, a newfound faith that they can actually reach the goal was set in motion when the Mount Dora Community Trust responded to a grant request from Mar-shall by offering to kick in $20,000 if they could come up with the rest.I have the faith and were gonna do it. Its going to get done,Ž said Marshall, who came on board as pastor two years ago.According to Marshall, the bell tower, completed in 1887 after the church was built in 1886, was not built with weathering in mind, resulting in a support beam that is now rotted out and threatening to collapse. Marshall said since the dis-covery was made, the bell in the tower has been tied down as a precaution.He said when repair work for the restoration of the bell tower is finished, the rope will come down. The work is tentatively set to start on Feb. 4, 2019.Its going to be a beauti-ful sound when we get to ring that bell again. We're going to light up Mount Dora,Ž Marshall said.Sarah Herick, the Mount Dora Trusts grant and schol-arship manager, said the trust is sorry they cannot offer the full amount needed for repairs but hope the matching grant they offered will make it a little easier for the church to get there.Were hoping enough people get involved so that the bell tower can get fixed. This church has always been right there where its standing so its been a big part of everyones life for as long as most people now have lived in Mount Dora,Ž Herick said. Its also the oldest building and the most photographed building in Mount Dora, so we want to see it restored.ŽHerrick said she remembers walking past the church as a young girl and has heard com-ments from people who say they miss the bell being rung.Theres a lot of history in Ringing in hopeThe Congregational Church of Mount Dora at 650 N. Donnelly St. is raising money to repair the original bell tower and steeple that was built in 1887. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker and Colleen LongThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Inves-tigators probing crude pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump are trying to determine whether the devices were intended to detonate or simply to sow fear, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press Thursday.The officials said the devices were not rigged like a booby-trapped package bomb that would explode upon opening. They had timers and batteries but never went off. Law enforcement officials were still uncertain whether the devices were poorly designed or never intended to cause physical harm. The officials spoke on condition Packages treated as live devices, not hoaxBy Robert Burns and Jill ColvinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 or more active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into elec-toral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through Mexico.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order sending the troops to the border, bolstering National Guard forces there, a U.S. official said Thursday. The action comes as President Donald Trump has spent recent days call-ing attention to the migrant caravan slowly making its way by foot from Central America into southern Mexico, claiming without any apparent basis in fact that Middle EasternersŽ were among them.The additional troops would provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, said the official, who spoke on condition of ano-nymity to discuss a plan that had not yet been finalized and formally announced.Trump tweeted earlier Thursday that Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the borderŽ and that he was using the military for what he called a National Emer-gency.Ž He vowed, They will be stopped!Ž in apparent Trump sends troops to border to stop caravanTrusts o er to help may save Mount Dora church's bell tower Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum at the begining of their debate at Broward College in Davie. [GEORGE BENNETT/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See TOWER, A6 See DEBATE, A6 See CARAVAN, A6 See BOMBS, A6


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Wednesday, Oct. 24 Powerball: 3-21-45-53-56-22 x2 Lotto: 4-27-29-31-41-43 x3 Fantasy 5: 1-20-25-32-34 Thursday, Oct. 25 Pick 5 Afternoon: 6-2-8-5-0 Pick 4 Afternoon: 1-8-4-0 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-8-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-8LOTTERY WASHINGTONGrassley to DOJ: Investigate Kavanaugh accuser, AvenattiSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday asked for a criminal investigation into whether Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, conspired to provide false statements to Congress and obstructed a congressional investigation during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.Grassley wrote in a letter to the Justice Department that Swetnick and Avenatti made serious allegations that required significant resources to investigate. But Grassley says information from media interviews and elsewhere indicates their statements likely contained materially false claims.ŽSAN FRANCISCO2 Yosemite National Park visitors die in fall at overlookTwo visitors died in a fall from an overlook at Yosemite National Park that allows people to walk to the cliffs edge, where there is no railing, an official said Thursday.Park rangers were trying to recover the bodies of a female visitor and a male visi-tor spotted by another tourist Wednesday, spokesman Scott Gediman said. Officials are still investigating when the pair fell and from what spot at Taft Point, which is 3,000 feet above the famed Yosemite Valley floor, he said. Railings only exist at a small portion of the overlook, which is popular for its breathtaking views of the valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan and fissures on the granite rock that plunge to the valley floor.BERLINEurope backs own space launchers amid competitionMajor European countries are backing a new generation of home-grown space launch-ers amid growing competition from private space companies and developing nations such as India and China.Ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Swit-zerland on Thursday signaled their full supportŽ for the development of the Ariane 6 and Vega-C rockets and their use as launchers for all Euro-pean Space Agency missions.The move is a response to the U.S. governments deci-sion to award lucrative launch contracts to private American space companies such as SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Blue Origin. The Associated PressIN BRIEF By Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressCENTURY, Fla. „ This little town on the Alabama border isnt the type of place where Florida Democrats tend to stop when looking for votes.It has a population of 1,786, and registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 2 to 1. But Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo stopped here recently as part of an effort to reach out to rural communities that tend to overwhelmingly support Republicans.Even Century Mayor Henry Hawkins, a Democrat, seemed a bit surprised he had visitors.Im glad you found your way to Century,Ž he said as Rizzo sat down with a group of fewer than 20 people. This is a place that most people dont know nothing about.ŽThe town is where Lawton Chiles started a 1,003-mile walk across Florida on his way to winning a U.S. Senate seat in 1970. Chiles is also the last Democrat to serve as governor of Florida. He was elected to his second and final term in 1994.But a lot has changed since Walkin LawtonŽ made his walk. Back then, Democrats dominated Florida politics, and the Florida Panhandle supported Democratic candi-dates. These days, rural areas like the western Panhandle firmly back the GOP.In the more recent past, Democrats have focused on getting votes out of their South Florida stronghold „ the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach areas „ while being competitive along the Interstate 4 corridor that cuts through the middle of the state from Daytona Beach to Tampa.The party said it hired 47 organizers in the western Panhandle alone, an area where they typically dont have any organizers. Party spokeswoman Caroline Row-land said the effort is paying off, with an increase as much as 6.5 percent in vote-by-mail ballots in those counties. The party is also in communication with local officials and grassroots volunteers to help make sure people can reach early voting sites in areas hit by Hurricane Michael.Although Barack Obama carried Florida in the 2008 and 2012 presidential contests, Democrats have had little success in midterm elections and are hoping to break their losing streak with a new focus on areas where they havent mounted much of a fight in more than two decades. The thinking is that even if they dont carry these rural counties, they can cut the margin of defeat enough to be more competitive statewide.Weve lost three of the last four elections by an average of 80,000 votes. Its important to be in every county, and it will make a dif-ference. There are Democrats here. Were offering them a reason to come out and vote,Ž Rizzo said after the meeting.Its a strategy embraced by Democratic nominee for gov-ernor and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is in a tight race with Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSan-tis. Gillum said Democrats cant just rely on winning big South Florida counties.Weve got to stop treating the race for the governor as if its the Electoral College. You dont win one county and lose another „ pick up Miami-Dade and Broward and Palm Beach and lose the rest,Ž Gillum said in an interview.Instead, he said, the way to win the state is by losing less in some of these red areas that well never wholly get. But we dont need to wholly get them; we need to decrease the margins.ŽStill, Dan Smith, a University of Florida political science professor, questioned the strategy of using the partys limited resources to go after small blocks of votes when there is still a turnout problem with minorities and younger voters in large urban areas.If I was putting my money into it, thats where I would be focusing,Ž Smith said. Its not that those (rural) votes are less valuable, theres just a lot less of them.ŽFlorida Republican Party chairman Blaise Ingoglia said he isnt worried about losing ground in rural areas.The Republican Party of Florida has had historic success in flipping these rural counties from Democrat to Republican in recent years, mostly because voters in these areas continue to walk away from todays Democrat party,Ž Ingoglia said in a statement. Just because the Democrats can fill a room with a bunch of radical activ-ists doesnt mean theyre making inroads.ŽRizzo lives in Palm Beach County, about 600 miles away from Century. She had never been to the town, which is surrounded by cotton fields. The small crowd at the meet-ing featured local candidates and party activists, and one of the main topics was the shut-down of public schools that forced children to be bused as much as 20 miles (30 kilo-meters) away.The mayor said it helps to have the party pay attention to an area he says has been largely ignored by politi-cians in Tallahassee, the state capital.Now our citizens will know that people are con-cerned about them. Were not pushed to the curb,Ž Hawkins said. At least people cant say nobody came by to see them.ŽFlorida Democrats target rural areasIn this Sept. 12 photo, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo, left, and Democratic nominee for chief “ nancial of“ cer Jeremy Ring, right, listen to Century Mayor Henry Hawkins in Century, Fla. [BRENDAN FARRINGTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] DATELINESDETROITIn this Oct. 19 photo, Detroit Police walk into the Perry Funeral Home in Detroit. A police task force is preparing to investigate the funeral home where 36 fetuses were found in boxes and 27 others in freezers, the citys police chief said Thursday. Chief James Craig said the task force will include his of“ cers, state police and the FBI. Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said the remains found were turned over to state in vestigators. [THE DETROIT NEWS VIA AP]HONOLULUDebris is scattered Thursday after Super Typhoon Yutu hit Garapan, Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands. Residents of the U.S. territory braced Friday for months without electricity or running water after the storm devastated the islands, killing one person, of“ cials said. Theres a lot of damage and destruction,Ž said Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, the territorys delegate to Congress. Its like a small war just passed through.Ž [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]ROMEFlowers lie by a writing on a door reading in Italian Justice for Desiree,Ž Thursday outside the building where Desiree Mariottini, 16, was killed in Rome. Italian police have detained three suspects, all immigrants, in the slaying of the girl who was drugged, gang-raped and left in an abandoned building known as a drug den. The case has drawn outrage over the degradation in parts of the Italian capital that have been taken over by gangs. [AP]

PAGE 3 | Friday, October 26, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS CHIPLEYCrash kills 3 men repairing power linesA man faces several charges including DUI manslaughter after the Florida Highway Patrol says his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers as they were repair-ing lines damaged by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.All three men „ George Cecil, 52, of Cole Rain, North Carolina; Ryan Barrett, 22, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; and James Ussery of Chipley „ died from their inju-ries, according to a highway patrol news release.The Wednesday evening crash occurred on State Road 77 near Chipley, which is north of Panama City. The pickup truck driven by John Goedtke, 37, of the Tampa area, was heading north when it veered onto the road's shoulder, striking the workers, Sgt. R.C. Livingston wrote in the incident report.Goedtke then fled the scene but was later tracked down and detained by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. He was later arrested by troopers.Ussery worked for West Florida Electric. Cecil and Barrett were both working for Lee Electric Con-struction Inc.Goedtke, who received minor injuries in the crash, is charged with DUI manslaughter, felony vehicu-lar homicide and leaving the scene. Troopers said additional charges are pending.ORLANDOUCF warns of 'sextortion' email scamOfficials at the University of Central Florida say an email "sex-tortion" scam is targeting university accounts.The Orlando Sentinel reports the emails claim to have video of users watching "adult sites" and demanding $900 if they don't want the video shared with all of their contacts.The university tweeted about the email scam on Thursday, asking anyone who has been targeted to report it.The email involves someone nicknamed "darknet" who claims to have hacked into the computer, copying all the contacts and using a web-cam to record the videos the user has watched.MIAMIDrifter accused of fatally stabbing university studentPolice say a 28-year-old drifter with a history of petty arrests has confessed to killing a University of Miami architecture student. The Miami Herald reports Robert Wayne Gore has been charged with first-degree murder and armed bur-glary in the death of 23-year-old Yasser Talal Ibrahim Abualfaraj, who was found fatally stabbed in his apartment on Oct. 7.Miami-Dade police detectives found Gore on Wednesday and spent the evening questioning him. The Herald reports police found DNA matches on a beer can and clothes found inside the apartment. They also found surveillance video of the suspect wearing clothes that were found in the apartment. Police say he changed clothes after the killing.An arrest affidavit says Abualfaraj was stabbed over 60 times.BARTOW$150K bail set for city commissioner in killingA Florida judge has set bail at $150,000 for a former city commis-sioner accused of fatally shooting a shoplifter at his store.News outlets report the judge on Thursday also ordered Michael Dunn to remain under house arrest after he leaves jail. The judge said Dunn isn't allowed to work in the Army/Navy surplus store he coowns in Lakeland because it sells firearms. He was also ordered to surrender any weapons he owns.Dunn resigned as a Lakeland Commissioner following the Oct. 3 shooting of 50-year-old Cristobal Lopez.Several witnesses testified during the hearing, including Dunn's wife and an employee who was work-ing at the store when the shooting occurred.Dunn has hired Mark O'Meara, who represented neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012.By Linda Charlton/CorrespondentCLERMONT … Last week for the second time in less than two years, the City of Clermont was served with a lawsuit challenging the city's ownership of Victory Pointe.The Victory Pointe project is part stormwater treatment system, part passive park and part event venue. It opened this summer at a cost of $10.2 million. The stormwater system features four interconnected ponds. It is pond 1A, located south of Minneola Avenue, that is in dispute.In the first of the lawsuits, filed in May of 2017, Stephen Sprinkles alleges he owns a parcel located under the east side of the pond. In the most recent lawsuit Ellis Abide, a managing member of JO-EL, LLC, alleges he owns a parcel under the west side of the pond. Both lawsuits ask for damages.The City of Clermont has no comment on either lawsuit, according to city Clermont sued over Victory PointeBy Christine SextonNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Less than two weeks before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has released a plan that he promises would help transform Floridas health care system.After weeks of criticism over his lack of a health care plan, DeSantis posted the proposal online Wednes-day shortly before his final debate with Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum. The plan calls for people to have the right to buy the health care they want; use price-transparency tools to shop for care; and get rebates from insurers when patient choices save money.The plan said DeSantis would maintain quality care by resisting any effort to ration health careŽ in Tallahassee.Floridians have more choices in picking out their cell phone plans than their health insurance plans. Every day in the grocery store, we make decisions about what we want to buy, weighing price, necessity, and quality, and deciding whats right for us,Ž the proposal said. But, when it comes to something as important as health care, we have fewer choices and less information.ŽDeSantis and Gillum have tangled in two debates this week about health care.Gillum strongly supports expanding Medicaid eligi-bility as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act. Gillum has also expressed support for Medicare for all,Ž a single-payer system championed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that DeSantis health plan calls for more patient choicesOne of the four Victory Pointe ponds that has sparked two seperate lawsuits over who own the property. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Jurors took a trip back in time Thursday, to 2009, when Raul Roque testi-fied before the original jury that would convict him of stabbing a fellow prisoner to death for stealing items from his footlocker at Lake Correctional Institution.Jurors didnt hear a recording. Assistant State Attorney Dan Mosley read the transcript for fellow prosecutor Rich Buxman. Roques resentencing jury listened with rapt attention, but it was impossible to tell if the convicted killers own words will again come back to bite him.Roque admitted in 2009 that he was angry when he realized that someone had cleaned out more than $100 worth of com-missary items from the locker.Then, he said, he was nervousŽ about confronting Miguel Griffin, claiming that Griffins friends might lunge at meŽ in retaliation if he beat the thief.It was that nervousness that led him to go out to the recre-ation yard to buy a homemade shankŽ knife for $3.Witnesses said Roque approached Griffin downstairs and asked to speak to him.Roque said he was so nervousŽ he accidentally locked the cell door behind him. Then, he asked him: Why are you stealing my stuff? Why are you stealing my roommates stuff?ŽRoque said Griffin replied: I stole it. I stole the (expletive). Killers original testimony gets rehearing Roque By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Blooms Baking House & Restau-rant, located on Main Street in downtown Leesburg, has closed its doors after a five-year run.What's not clear, however, is whether it is closed permanently.A recorded message at the quaint, family-style eatery says, Blooms Baking House & Restaurant is closed until further notice due to family needs. We are very sorry for the inconve-nience and we thank you for your support.ŽAn Oct. 22 post on the Blooms Facebook page simply says, Bloom's will be closed until fur-ther notice.ŽMany people seemed saddened by the news, lamenting that the restaurant has become a local tradition and fawn-ing over owner Cheryl Blooms baked goods.People in the commu-nity, downtown officials and fellow merchants have also been offering words of hope and encouragement and are wishing the best for the family.Blooms closes its doorsBlooms Baking House & Restaurant in downtown Leesburg has closed its doors, but whether or not its permanent is unknown. [LINDA FLOREA / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Not clear if the popular Leesburg restaurant is closed for goodCheryl Bloom, owner of Blooms Baking House & Restaurant, couldnt be reached for comment. [LINDA FLOREA / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis released a plan Wednesday that he promises would help transform Floridas health care system. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE, FILE] See SUIT, A4 See ROQUE, A4 See BLOOMS, A4 See PLAN, A4Two suits claim city built park partially on private land


A4 Friday, October 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comspokeswoman Kathryn Deen. Sprinkles attorney, Ed Jordan, also would not comment on the lawsuit.Attorney Zachary Broome represents JO-EL. He called the dispute a very interesting land use situation in that we have a lake that was on a plat, that existed in the late 1800s and early 20th century, then it dried up. Beginning in the s, at least, we know the lake was dry, because we start seeing deeds with that dry ground description.As Broome sees things, the property owners were treating their deeded lots, plus the adjacent portions of the dried up lake bed, as one and the same. Until Clermont started building Victory Pointe, no one had any reason to think otherwise.The dried up lake that Broome refers to is West Lake. The little lake was not included as part of any of the lots originally platted in Clermont, although the most recent plat, done in 1926, does show that the lots surrounding West Lake got bigger as the lake got smaller.In 2012, the pedigree of West Lake took an unexpected turn when officials at the state Department of Revenue sent a directive to all the county property appraiser offices that they should assign tax parcel ID numbers to lakes that didnt have them.Lake County Chief Deputy Property Appraiser Michael Prestridge said in the age of computergenerated maps, officials in Tallahassee were having a hard time telling the dif-ference between a data-gap and a lake. So, in 2012, West Lake, among other Lake County lakes, was assigned brand new property tax parcel ID numbers. As a default, the State of Florida was listed as owner of the newly created tax parcels.In mid-2014, the City of Clermont was making plans for the construction of Vic-tory Pointe. City officials reached out to the state Department of Environ-mental Protection Title and Records Section in an effort to obtain the title to West Lake, only to be told that the State has no apparent title interest in the subject land.Then, in December of 2014, according to prop-erty appraiser records, the listed owner of West Lake and several other land-locked Clermont lakes was changed from the state to the city, in accordance with the 1926 plat.Sprinkles apparently did not realize there was a prob-lem with his property until he tried to sell it. Ellis Abide (of JO-EL) reports that he didnt discover the problem until after Clermont started building Victory Pointe and the construction company on the project contacted him about leasing part of his property during construc-tion of the ponds.On Oct 12 the city filed a motion for summary judge-ment against Sprinkles, but the motion has not yet been ruled upon.It states in part that there is simply no evidence dem-onstrating that the disputed land was ever deeded to the Plaintiff or his predeces-sors... The fact that the City may not own the disputed land is completely irrele-vant to whether the Plaintiff owns the disputed land. SUITFrom Page A3 would require federal approval.DeSantis, who resigned his Northeast Florida congressional seat last month to focus on the gubernatorial race, opposes Medicaid expansion and has lambasted Gillum over sup-porting Medicare for all.While in Congress, DeSantis was a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservatives who did not support President Donald Trumps efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. DeSantis and others in the group maintained at the time that the efforts didnt go far enough.Some of the ideas cited in DeSantis new plan have already been percolating in the GOP-controlled Flor-ida Legislature, including a House proposal that would have mandated insurers and health-maintenance orga-nizations share savings with consumers who shopped for care. The 2017 legislation, which ultimately did not pass, would have opened up insurers for penalties or lawsuits if they failed to comply.The DeSantis plan also calls for expanding what is known as direct primary care, a concept that the Leg-islature approved this year. Direct primary care involves contractual arrangements between doctors and patients for treatment, at least partially cutting out the role of insurers. Its not clear how DeSantis would want the plans expanded.Democrats, who have attacked DeSantis for his opposition to the Afford-able Care Act, immediately blasted his new proposal. In part, they said it would allow the sale of what they consider junk health care plans, or those that dont meet minimum benefit requirements of the Afford-able Care Act.Moreover, Democrats argued the DeSantis pro-posal would not help people with pre-existing medical conditions. A popular fea-ture of the Affordable Care Act provides protections in purchasing insurance for people with prior health conditions.According to the DeSan-tis proposal, the Republican gubernatorial candidate would work to ensure hard-to-insure Florid-ians with significant health needs have access to coverage through market reforms that will encourage people to buy policies before they get sick.Johanna Cervone, a Gillum spokeswoman, criti-cized the plan.After 268 days without a health-care plan, Ron DeSantis finally released a sham of a proposal that puts special interests over the health of Floridians and denies coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, Cervone said in a statement.Florida Republican Attor-ney General Pam Bondi has joined 19 other GOP attorneys general in a federal lawsuit that, if successful, would overturn the pre-existing protections contained in federal law.According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Florida has 3.1 million non-elderly people with pre-existing conditions.Central to the DeSantis health care proposal is the idea that costs must be contained to expand access.To that end, DeSantis said he would aggressively implement an all-payer claims database designed to provide more informa-tion about prices. Gov. Rick Scott pushed for passage of the database in 2016, a year after a bruising legislative battle over expanding Med-icaid access for uninsured, childless adults. In lieu of expanding Medicaid, Scott said he would help unin-sured Floridians by working to lower the cost of care and touted increased transpar-ency as a key way to do that.But some of the largest insurance carriers arent reporting the information, after the state awarded a database contract to the Health Care Cost Institute, which was founded in 2011 by four insurance companies, including three that do business in Florida: Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare.Another health care move championed by Scott and supported by DeSantis is the states Medicaid managed-care program. Lawmakers and Scott in 2011 approved the program, which requires most Medicaid beneficiaries to enroll in HMOs or other types of managed-care plans.DeSantis proposal said that as governor he would continue to support Floridas groundbreaking Medicaid managed-care model.DeSantis in his proposal also said he would finish implementing Floridas medical marijuana constitutional amendment. Voters in 2016 approved a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medi-cal marijuana, but the state has faced lawsuits and criti-cism about the way it has carried out the amendment. PLANFrom Page A3So what?Roque then claimed that Griffin reached into his trousers and pulled out a homemade ice pick.Were struggling back and forth, he said. Finally, reaching over to retrieve the knife he had hidden under his mattress.I lost control. Its one thing to take my things, now hes trying to take my life, he said. Roque said he kept stab-bing him until he lost strength and Griffin sat down on his cellmates footlocker. Roque said he fell back on the stainless steel toilet in the cell, put his hands on his head and said, What have I done?Roque told a guard to open the door, because this man needs attention.Roque said he didnt realize his cellmate, Jeffrey Ferris, was even in the cell until it was over and he saw him sit up in his bunk.But witnesses refuted Roques story from the beginning, including seeing Ferris in the cell door window after Griffin walked into the ambush.Roque also denied telling corrections officers that he considered Griffin to be less than a human being, and that he had to kill Griffin like a dog, because that is what you do to a thief.The defense also began presenting their witnesses, including a boyhood friend from Cuba, who said Roques mother would tie him, and his older brother, CuCu, to a thorny ceiba tree with a chain and beat him with another chain, when he was about 5 years old.The children were crying. It was horrible abuse, and nobody would interfere, said Ignacio Germendio, who witnessed the abuse.The mother would even-tually kill CuCu, he said.Defense attorney Jessica Roberts lifted the curtain on the horror show Wednesday in her opening remarks to the jury.Most mothers try to meet the needs of their children, and wonder what they will be when they grow up, but not Roques. Her only interest was torture and breaking him down, she said.Roque grew up in a shack with seven siblings with dirt floors, no electricity and no running water.One of his mothers favorite punishments for the 6-year-old was to turn bottle caps, sharp edges up, and make him kneel on the pieces. She made him stick his arms out so she could put weights in his hand, not for five or 10 minutes, but an hour, but for hours and hours, Roberts said.Were not saying its an excuse, she said, but added, he has a broken brain and defense medical experts will present evidence they hope will convince jurors he should be spared the death penalty.Prosecutors, for their part, promised to present the testimony of a prisoner who will say Roque told him, He was a thief. I dont like thieves, so I killed him.The Cuban-born 61-year-old, who escaped the death penalty by one vote after being convicted of killing Miguel Griffin, gets another chance, thanks to changes in law that demand that jury death sentences now be unanimous.Mosley said the state will prove four requirements for a death sentence, including the fact that Roque was in prison on a previous capital felony. He was sentenced to life in prison for a 1996 second-degree murder in Miami. Another aggravator, was the fact that he was convicted of other violent felonies: robberies, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence.Prosecutors also intend to prove that Griffins murder was heinous, atrocious and cruel. The fourth statutory aggravating factor is that it was cold, calculated and premeditated.Roque, who is mentally delayed, had a hard time adapting to the U.S., Rob-erts said.His murder conviction in Miami has weighed heavily on him, too.Roque was with a friend at a trailer park who confronted a man suspected of raping his sister and attacking his 15-year-old niece. While the friend was fighting the man, Roque retrieved a handgun and shot the man.Those friends, who didnt have much money, sent money to Roques commissary account.Commissary is very important in prison, Roberts said. The fact that Griffin was taking money donated by friends was too much. ROQUEFrom Page A3We were floored by the news just like everyone else, but I hope that whatevers going on, theyre able to get it together and come back, said Sandi Moore, the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerces executive director. Downtown is so much like a family with the businesses, and them closing is going to have an impact. Theyve been a staple in our downtown for a while and it will be a loss to not only the downtown community, but the entire Leesburg community.Up until this week, Blooms was open for breakfast and lunch.The restaurant offered an extensive menu of American diner foods, baked goods of all kinds, and homemade jams, chocolate and a Hershey's ice cream counter.The servers were also considered a unique part of the Blooms experience, with their old-timey dresses reminiscent of a historic 1950s diner; so were its booths.Leesburg Downtown Partnership Chief Executive Officer Joe Shipes said Blooms was unique. He noted that the restaurant drew good breakfast and lunch crowds and hopes that is an indicator that the closure is temporary.The majority of Bloom's reviews on Trips Advisor and Yelp are good.Maybe shell be able to regroup and come back. She had a very unique presenta-tion to offer, Shipes said of Blooms owner Cheryl Bloom.Shipes said restaurants everywhere are struggling to retain good help because of a tight labor market. They're also facing grow-ing competition.Shipes said if Blooms closure is a permanent decision, the building could easily accommodate another restaurant.Before it was Blooms Baking House & Restaurant, another restaurant called Sinfully Sweet stood in its place. BLOOMSFrom Page A3 Downtown is so much like a family with the businesses, and [Blooms] closing is going to have an impact. Theyve been a staple in our downtown for a while and it will be a loss to not only the downtown community, but the entire Leesburg community.Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Sandi Moore

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Copper 2.7485 .0020 Oil 67.33 0.51MARKET MOVERS€ Microsoft Corp.: Up $5.98 to $108.30 „ The tech giant gained more revenue from online subscriptions, gaming and LinkedIn. € Tesla Inc.: Up $26.36 to $314.86 „ The electric car maker posted its “ rst pro“ t in two years as it ramped up manufacturing of its Model 3 sedan.BRIEFCASEUS mortgage rates edge up; 30-year at 4.86 pct.Long-term U.S. mort-gage rates edged slightly higher this week amid continued anxiety in financial markets as interest rates rise.Home borrowing rates remain at their highest levels in more than seven years, with the key 30-year rate approaching 5 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixedrate mortgages ticked up to an average 4.86 percent this week from 4.85 percent last week. A year ago, it stood at 3.94 percent.The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans rose to 4.29 percent this week from 4.26 percent last week.LONDONUK “ nes Facebook over data privacy scandalBritish regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) „ the maxi-mum possible „ for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.At the same time, European Union lawmakers demanded an audit of Facebook to better understand how it handles information, reinforcing how regulators in the region are taking a tougher stance on data privacy compared with U.S. authorities.Britains Information Commissioner Office found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving app developers access to their information without informed consent. The failings meant the data of some 87 million people was used without their knowledge.those walls and I know they used to ring the bell every day at different times or inter-vals,Ž she said.A brochure that highlights the church's history says that Mr. And Mrs. Calvin Coolidge (after his presidency) and Al Capone attended on several occasions.Marshall said the sidewalk in the front of the church is the first sidewalk that was laid in town and that the light fixtures in the church are the original ones put in around 1920.In 1984, the church served as City Hall for the filming of the movie Honky Tonk Freeway.ŽThe bell tower is in sad shape. Mother Nature has not been kind to the bell tower. Thats what the fundraising is all about, to save the landmark for the community,Ž Marshall said. TOWERFrom Page A1stoking racial fears and at one point said: Im not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist. Im simply saying the racists believe hes a racist.ŽGillum and DeSantis also managed to stake out differences on some issues. Gillum renewed his call for a $1 billion tax hike on corporations and a $15-an-hour minimum wage; DeSantis said those measures would cost jobs and slow Floridas economic momentum. Gillum called for tougher gun control measures while DeSantis said he supports gun rights and favors tougher security measures to protect schools.Gillum has come under fire for accepting the Hamilton ticket during a trip to New York with lobbyist and longtime friend Adam Corey and the FBI agent, who used the name Mike Miller. Text messages released by Coreys attorney Tuesday showed that Corey texted Gillum that Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonightŽ and Gillum texted back: Awesome news about Hamilton.ŽSaid DeSantis during the debate: He wouldnt accept responsibility for getting a $1,000 ticket from undercover FBI agent at the last debate. We now know that he lied about that. At some point youve got to demonstrate leadership and accept responsibility for what youve done.ŽGillum continued to assert that he thought the ticket came from his brother, but conceded he should have asked more questions about it.I was aware that Adam Corey and Mike Miller arranged so that we could go and see the show. I arrived at the theater and received my ticket from my brother. The problem that I have is that I should have asked more questions to make sure that everything that had transpired was above board ƒ I take responsibility for not having asked more questions,Ž Gillum said. But let me tell you. Im run-ning for governor. In the state of Florida, weve got a lot of issues. In fact, we got 99 issues and Hamilton aint one of them,Ž Gillum continued.DeSantis also criticized Gillum for taking a trip with Corey and others to a luxury villa in Costa Rica. Gillum has said he paid about $900 for his share of the trip, but Coreys attorney has said Gillum never reimbursed his client and released a document showing a $941.95 charge for Gillum with a line crossing it out.He also didnt tell the truth about the junket he took to Costa RicaƒHe got the junket that he didnt pay for in Costa Rica,Ž DeSantis said.Gillum tried to turn the tables on DeSantis by asking him to produce receipts for approximately $145,000 in con-gressional travel that, according to a Naples Daily News report, included some trips to New York to appear on Fox News. DeSantis campaign said all the trips over his six years in office were for official business,Ž and DeSantis said during the debate his travels were no different from those of other members of Congress.DeSantis responded angrily when he was asked about his appearances at conferences sponsored by conservative activist David Horowitz, who once said the countrys only serious race warŽ is against whites. How the hell am I supposed to know every single statement that somebody makes?... I am not going to bow down to the altar of political correctness. I am not going to let the media smear me,Ž DeSantis said.Gillum gave a folksy response.My grandmother used to say a hit dog will holler. And it hollered through this room,Ž Gillum saidGillum, who during his Dem-ocratic primary campaign called for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, was accused by DeSan-tis of favoring sanctuary citiesŽ that refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement. DeSantis gave the example of a person in the country illegally who was jailed for child moles-tation. When that offender was released, DeSantis charged that Gillum would not turn him over to immigration authorities.Shame on you,Ž Gillum said. He said he would absolutely cooperateŽ in such a case and added: How can we expect you to be honest with the people of the state of Florida if ... you can (not) be honest with them about my record or your record? Youre disqualified, in my opinion, from the office of governor.ŽDeSantis responded by accusing Gillum of lying about the Hamilton ticket and Costa Rica trip while Gillum repeated Shame on you.Ž The candidates did not shake hands at the end of the debate but did exchange a fist bump. DEBATEFrom Page A1 reference to the caravan, which was still about 1,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and starting to dwindle. Previous migrant marches have largely dissipated before reaching the United States.The sprawling caravan of migrants „once estimated by the United Nations to be more than 7,000 strong „ is hoping to make it to the United States. Most are Hondurans, seeking to escape the poverty and violence that plagues the region.Trump earlier this year ordered the deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to respond to a spike in illegal border cross-ings. But those members remain under the control of the gover-nors of the states where theyre positioned, and their activities are limited to supportive roles, such as providing surveillance.The addition of 800 or more active duty troops, if approved, as expected, by Mattis, is in response to a request from the Department of Homeland Security, which manages the Border Patrol, a U.S. official said.DHS asked for help in various forms, the official said, including air transport and other logistical assistance. It was not immediately clear why active duty forces were chosen, since National Guard troops can perform the same functions. Earlier this year Mattis autho-rized Pentagon funding for up to 4,000 National Guard troops on the border and thus far only a little over 2,000 have been used. Trump had tweeted Monday that hed alerted Border Patrol and the military that the cara-van was a National Emergy,Ž but the Pentagon said then that theyd received no new orders to provide troops for border security. But Trump told a rally crowd in Wisconsin on Wednesday that moves were underway.Waitll you see what happens over the next couple of weeks. Youre going to see a very secure border. You just watch,Ž he told the crowd. And the military is ready. Theyre all set.Ž CARAVANFrom A1of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name.At a press conference Thurs-day, officials in New York stressed they were still treating the packages as live devices.ŽAs far as a hoax device, were not treating it that way,Ž said Police Commissioner James ONeill.Details about the devices came as the four-day mailbomb scare widened. Law enforcement officials seized three more devices Thursday „ two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro „ described as similar to the devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others.The new discoveries brought to 10 the number of suspicious packages targeting Democrats but intercepted by authorities this week.The packages stoked nation-wide tensions and fears two weeks before major congres-sional midterm elections. Even with the sender still unknown, politicians from both parties used the moment to decry a toxic political climate and lay blame. A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,Ž Trump said on Twitter. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!ŽFormer CIA Director John Brennan, the target of one package sent to CNN, fired back.Stop blaming others. Look in the mirror,Ž Brennan tweeted. Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful. Clean up your act....try to act Presidential.ŽThe list of bombing targets spread from New York, Delaware and Washington, D.C., to Florida and California.Pastor Gary Marshall leads The Congregational Church of Mount Dora and is heading out the fundraiser to repair the original bell tower and steeple that was built in 1886. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] BOMBSFrom A1

PAGE 7 | Friday, October 26, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns 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 Were closing in on Halloween. But in one sense, it seems more like Christmas. As Election Day approaches, some Democrats want to be Santa Claus, bestowing giftsŽ from the government that the recipients wont have to pay for. Consider a few ideas that have emerged recently. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others insist that health care is the defining issue of the campaign. USA Today reports that about half of the Democratic House candidates running this year support the Medicare for AllŽ plan promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders. A bill in Congress that would implement that, and do away with private insurance, has 123 Democratic sponsors, including Rep. Darren Soto of Kissimmee. Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum also backs the idea. The goal is to ensure that all Americans have healthcare coverage, and that the federal government would pay for it. Even by the most conservative estimate „ conservative meaning least costly „ the proposal would run almost $33 trillion over 10 years. That would nearly double the size of the federal budget, with no clear mechanism to pay for it, except taxing the wealthy. Besides freeŽ health care, U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey want to give Americans something they like even more: free money. Harris has proposed a $6,000 tax credit for families making up to $100,000 a year. Forbes notes Harris credit would be atop the existing federal Earned Income Tax Credit, which provides eligible low-income families a subsidy of between $3,400 and $6,318, depending on the number of children. Harris supporters say it would cost $200 billion a year. She would pay for it by repealing the tax cuts enacted last year by President Donald Trump. Booker, meanwhile, has proposed giving each newborn an opportunity account,Ž into which the government would deposit money annually with guaranteed interest. The recipient could then withdraw the money at age 18 to use for college tuition, buy a home, or perhaps for another purpose yet to be identified. The accounts are seeded with $1,000 and the yearly deposit varies by family income level, but in some cases the child could receive roughly $50,000 at 18. According to The Hill, the plan would cost $60 billion a year, and Bookers office said he would pay for it by boosting rates for capital gains, estate and inheritance taxes. Closer to home, Gillum has advocates paying starting teachers a minimum of $50,000 a year, and, according to Politifact, would raise salaries for veteran teachers to the national average. The plan would cost $1 billion a year, which Gillum plans to pay for by jacking up corporate taxes. All of these programs sound nice. And maybe some might work. But the problem, setting aside the class warfare aspect, is that while America is the richest nation in the world, we dont have nearly enough rich people to soak to pay for it all. Inevitably, Democrats, who complain that tax cuts rarely help the middle class, will eventually turn to middle class families to pay for programs that allegedly benefit them. Santa Claus is a beloved figure because his freebies bring joy at no cost. But emulating him in politics, however, has a real cost. The question voters must ask themselves us: can we really afford it? The Ledger (Lakeland)OUR OPINIONIn politics, Santa seeks to come early ANOTHER OPINION Writer twists facts to “ t liberal agendaThis morning I read a letter to the editor by Barry McAllister. Most of Mr. McAllisters let-ters amuse me because theyre so filled with erroneous state-ments, his biased personal opinions and no facts.This particular letter stated that he just returned home from Africa where he was met with unanimous disapproval about President Trump from Africans. Mr. McAllister stated he found universal approval of Barack Obama and his administration and universal disapproval of America under President Trump.I hate to call anyone a liar, so I will just say I think this is another example of Mr. McAllister twisting facts to fit his liberal agenda. I lived on the African continent for three years, visited several African countries and worked with people and diplomats from many different countries around the world. I found near 100 per-cent complete disapproval and disappointment in the Obama administration from the won-derful African people. Africans were so hopeful Obama would help their area of the world and felt so let down that he did noth-ing for them. I found The African people to be a very giving, loving, people, but also people that felt very disappointed and betrayed by the Obama administration, as did many in America and six in Benghazi.Timothy Beary, LeesburgA clear choice for District 32The District 32 seat for Flor-ida legislature is up for grabs. Seldom have Lake County voters been given a clearer choice for representation. The Republicans have Anthony Sabatini, a 29-yearold who recently moved into the district. He's running with NRA backing and the tired agenda of blaming others for district problems. While I admire idealism, a deeper look into his background is disturbing.Sabatini has a thin employ-ment record, touting his Army experience as a reserve officer. That's one weekend a month and two weeks of summer; hardly qualifying him as knowledgeable about issues of working families. Or, how about Sabatini's claim of graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida and completing law school? Yet, he's not listed as a lawyer with the Florida Bar. In fact, the Florida Trial Lawyers refused to back Sabatini in the primary.Then, there's respect. Like many who seek office through negativism, Sabatini called the Florida Supreme Court "liberal activist judges" with-out citing a single decision that goes against the Florida Constitution.In addition, he calls for term limits for county commission-ers through a constitutional amendment requiring 60 per-cent approval when remedies already exist through the Con-stitution allowing home rule. It appears he is against home rule that at least 20 counties have already adopted. Perhaps his anger is directed at the Eustis City Commissioners that censured him while serving briefly.His opponent, Cynthia Brown, has worked on Capital Hill and is a Groveland rancher. She has a history of reaching out and bringing jobs to Floridians in her role as past president of the American Shipbuilding Association.While Sabatini has hardly uttered a word about what he would do for jobs, education, job creation or the environment, Brown has reasonable, no-nonsense plans that will improve lives.John McLaughlin, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITORMidterm this, midterm that, midterm, midterm, midterm. Its every other word in the news these days because were soon having an election testing whether this nation or any nation can long endure with an uncouth gorilla as president and a radically destructive opposition. We the people must decide which alternative will most likely save us, and I am siding with King Kong. True, President Donald Trump is not running, but his reputation is out there, climbing tall buildings and thumping its chest while some Senate and all House seats are being contested in its shadow. Even if the Democrats win only the House, which is where most bets reside, were going to have two years of impeachment proceedings, attempted wreckage of the Supreme Court and cheers for high taxes that would overturn one of the best economic periods in U.S. history. Trump of course has a veto, and a Republican Senate could also keep the worst from happening even if a long list of needs go unmet and coercive tricks are played. You might think, well, at least the Democrats will fight back on Trumps international trade inanities and his coziness with a debt that could swallow all the good he has done, but no. They likely wont. Look at China, for instance. It is in many ways a serious threat. But the right way to deal with this second offering of Mao madness is not a bilateral tariff war that whomps Americans as it also whomps China. A better solution would be for America, the European Union and the rest of Asia to surround the Chinese like another great wall, this one inhibiting their aggression and cheating on such matters as stealing our intellectual property. But even as Trump was easing up in his dislike of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with varied Asian countries, many Democrats were screeching dont you dare.Ž The plan would help the United States diplomatically and economically but would hurt a few businesses with their unions instructing Democrats on how to forfeit hope. On the issue of debt, Democrats have a plan that goes big, moving Niagara Falls to Washington, D.C., or, to put it less dramatically, giving us a spending gush making rescue next to impossible. I am not a Trump worshipper. The misinformation in a typical speech almost always leaves fact checkers overworked. His tweets are ungrammatical, shallow, nasty and a national embarrassment. Given a choice between whats petty and whats important, he goes for the grain of sand. He is deeply in love with himself and ignorant. Whats amazing is that, out of all of this and more, he has given us higher median incomes for families, record small business optimism, wholly unanticipated manufacturing oomph and amazingly low unemployment rates. Our economic growth is racing ahead like crazy and, in a recent speech, ex-POTUS Barack Obama said he did it. And, yes, he did do some wise stuff before regulating and taxing businesses to the point that vigorous economic growth came to require longer days, weeks, months and years. Sadly, the calendar didnt budge and neither did his autocracy, his ability to raise racial tensions or his wanting to spend billions on unilaterally declared climate change programs that would, in effect, have amounted to Trumps grain of sand. But Obama is not running either, and so we have to step back and ponder the new Democrats who are more and more socialists now, not all that enamored of liberty, hepped up about incivility, forsaking common sense and willing to destroy all the best in us to topple Trump. Look, I appreciate the poet Carl Sandburg writing that we have to choose between the clenched fistŽ and the asking hand held out and waitingŽ because we have to meet by one or the other.Ž But maybe what comes closest to the asking hand is voting against the clenched fist in the midterms. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONThe challenge of the clenched st in midterm elections OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Jay Ambrose


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PAGE 9 | Friday, October 26, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | B4PREVIEW CAPSULES OF TONIGHTS PREP GAMES Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ The results have been pretty impressive.After getting manhandled up front in the loss to Kentucky on Sept. 8, it appeared Floridas offensive line and running backs were headed for a long and potentially unproductive season again.The arrow was clearly pointing down for the Gators running game.Now, its just as clearly pointing up.Like the other aspects of Floridas offense, there has been steady change and improvement in the running game over the course of the season. The line has been more assertive and physical, the running backs have been finding the holes and hitting them.The results have been pretty impressive.Since rushing for only 128 yards in the loss to the Wild-cats, the Gators have averaged 209 yards rushing a game, including a 215-yard performance against one of the nations strongest defensive fronts (LSU) three weeks ago and a season-high 292-yard effort against Vanderbilt two weeks ago.The offensive line and the running game have gone from a troubling question mark to a potential team strength. How has this happened?I think its just guys understanding the scheme a little bit better, both the backs and the quarterbacks, understanding what plays to get us into and how to check us into the right plays,Ž UF coach Dan Mullen said. Our coaches, just finding what our guys do well and making sure were putting them in position to be successful. But more importantly, I think its the line being comfortable with the schemes were blocking and the backs being comfortable with how the plays are sup-posed to hit.ŽGators get ground game in gearFlorida running back Jordan Scarlett follows his blockers to pick up yards against Mississippi State during the second half of their Sept. 29 game in Starkville, Miss. Florida won 13-6. [ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ ASSOCIATED PRESS] SaturdayWho: No. 9 Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) vs. No. 7 Georgia (6-1, 4-1) When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Jacksonville TV: CBS By Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressCORAL GABLES „ There are two distinct truths about Miami quarterback Malik Rosier, and they dont go together.His passing percentage is mediocre.His winning percentage is fantastic.The backup-turnedstarter-turned-backup is now the starter again for the Hurricanes, who visit Boston College tonight knowing that a loss could likely doom what-ever realistic hopes they have of winning a second consecu-tive Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title. The stakes are high now, and Rosier understands the significance.Weve got to come out and execute every play,Ž Rosier said.Thats not been the easiest task for Rosier.Hes 14-4 as Miamis starter, got the Hurricanes to the Coastal title last season and has gone 5-1 in his regular-season road starts. Some Miami fans hopped on social media to com-plain about Rosier getting the starting job back from NKosi Perry, saying his 52 percent completion rate this season simply isnt good enough.Rosier aims to keep Miami QB jobTonightWho: Miami (5-2) at Boston College (5-2) When: 7 p.m. TV: ESPNBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comWILDWOOD „ There are numerous similarities between last years matchup between The Villages and Wildwood and this years game. One team is unbeaten.Both are in the hunt for play-off berths.And the game is one of the most-anticipated of the season for both communities.Welcome to the wonderful world of bonafide football rivalries.The Villages „ 8-0 for the first time in school history „ will travel to Wildwood today at 7 p.m. to face off with the Wildcats (5-4) in front of what is expected to be a raucous sellout crowd in Death Valley. It will mark the first time the teams have faced off since last season when Wild-wood took an unbeaten record to The Range and escaped with a 42-35 victory.Its a scenario Buffalo coach Richard Pettus is hoping to reverse. Last year, we had a chance to end Wildwoods unbeaten season, but we turned the ball over too many times,Ž Pettus said. HIGHSTAKES RIVALRYThe Villages Buffalo look to remain unbeaten this season when they take on Wildwood in a rivalry game with major playoff implic ations. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Wildwoods Kanyon Walker and his Wildcat teammates are hoping to give their playoff hopes a big boost with a win over The Villages. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] The Villages, Wildwood have a lot on the lineSee GATORS, B3 See MIAMI, B3 See RIVALRY, B3By Ted AnthonyThe Associated PressALLISON PARK, Pa. „ No. No, you cant stay up until past midnight to watch the World Series. No, you cant hide under your covers with the iPhone that I shouldnt have given you yet and listen to the game on the radio. No, this isnt a lazy summer evening when its barely dusk by 9 p.m. and when you can sleep in until 11 tomorrow. This is a school night in late October and youre in middle school now and besides, you have reading to do and youre already too cranky when we get you up in the morning. No, actually, your late, baseball-loving grandfather never did it. The World Series was played during the day back then. The daytime. Yeah. Amazing, huh? No. I dont care if you love the Red Sox and I dont care if you want to see Manny Machado play in his first World Series. No, I dont care that David Freese was on the Pirates until the Aug. 31 trade and is back in the part of the postseason that made him famous in the first place. No. Go to bed. Its almost 11. Youre almost 12. No, no, no, no and no. Also: Get off my lawn, you damn kids! Baseball, youre spewing out parental agita like balled-up pieces of clothing from a T-shirt gun with this thing youve been doing lately with the concept of lateŽ „ by which we mean late game starts in late October and, very occasionally since 2001, November. Yes, its called the Fall Classic. But weve started living in an era when Mr. October could conceivably be Mr. November, and The Boys of Summer are now quite squarely The Boys of Harvest and Hayride Season. Fine. The baseball-industrial complex has gotten used to that, as evidenced by all the cool cold-weather gear worn this week by the Red Sox and Dodgers that undoubtedly will be bought as holiday gifts by all of us wannabes already anticipating the arrival of pitchers and catchers in February. But its the late starts „ and, by logical extension, the late endings „ that are chafing the horsehide of some fans, particularly those of the parental variety. See PASTIME, B3From National Pastime to National Past-Your-Bedtime


B2 Friday, October 26, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV SPORTS BRIEFS PRO BASEBALL PLAYOFFSAll times Eastern WORLD SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary; All games televised on FOX)BOSTON 2, L.A. DODGERS 0Oct. 23: Boston 8, Los Angeles 4 Wednesday: Boston 4, Los Angeles 2 Today: Boston (Porcello 17-7) at Los Angeles (Buehler 8-5), 8:09 p.m. Saturday: Boston (Eovaldi 6-7) at Los Angeles (TBA), 8:09 p.m. x-Sunday: Boston at Los Angeles, 8:15 p.m. x-Tuesday: Los Angeles at Boston, 8:09 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Los Angeles at Boston, 8:09 p.m.LATE WEDNESDAYS WORLD SERIES GAME 2: RED SOX 4, DODGERS 2LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Dozier 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Bellinger cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Turner 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .333 Freese 1b 2 1 1 0 1 0 .600 d-Pederson ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Machado ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .286 Taylor lf-2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Kemp dh 3 0 0 1 0 1 .143 Hernandez cf-2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Muncy ph-2b-1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 Puig rf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .167 Barnes c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 b-Grandal ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 TOTALS 29 2 3 2 3 8 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .500 Benintendi lf 3 1 0 0 1 2 .500 Pearce 1b 2 0 0 1 1 0 .000 c-Moreland ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Martinez dh 4 0 1 2 0 0 .429 Bogaerts ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 .143 Devers 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Kinsler 2b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .143 Bradley Jr. cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .143 Vazquez c 3 1 1 0 0 1 .333 TOTALS 31 4 8 4 2 8 LOS ANGELES 000 200 000„2 3 0 BOSTON 010 030 00X„4 8 0 a-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th. bstruck out for Barnes in the 7th. c-struck out for Pearce in the 7th. d-” ied out for Freese in the 8th. LOB„Los Angeles 4, Boston 5. 2B„Betts (1), Bogaerts (1). RBIs„Kemp (2), Puig (1), Pearce (1), Martinez 2 (4), Kinsler (1). SF„Kemp. Runners left in scoring position„Los Angeles 1 (Barnes); Boston 2 (Bogaerts, Moreland). RISP„Los Angeles 1 for 3; Boston 2 for 6. LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ryu, L, 0-1 4.2 6 4 4 1 5 69 7.71 Madson .1 1 0 0 1 1 12 0.00 Urias 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 4.50 Maeda .2 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Alexander .1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0.00 Baez 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 5.40 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Price, W, 1-0 6 3 2 2 3 5 88 3.00 Kelly, H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 0.00 Eovaldi, H, 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 0.00 Kimbrel, S, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Madson 3-3, Alexander 1-0. WP„Alexander. Umpires„Home, Kerwin Danley; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Chad Fairchild; Third, Jeff Nelson; Right, Tim Timmons; Left, Jim Reynolds. T„3:12. A„38,644 (37,731). PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 5 2 0 .714 214 179 Miami 4 3 0 .571 151 177 N.Y. Jets 3 4 0 .429 182 176 Buffalo 2 5 0 .286 81 175 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 4 3 0 .571 155 144 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 106 127 Jacksonville 3 4 0 .429 116 146 Indianapolis 2 5 0 .286 189 185 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 4 3 0 .571 184 203 Pittsburgh 3 2 1 .583 171 154 Baltimore 4 3 0 .571 176 101 Cleveland 2 4 1 .357 151 177 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 6 1 0 .857 260 182 L.A. Chargers 5 2 0 .714 195 163 Denver 3 4 0 .429 165 164 Oakland 1 5 0 .167 110 176 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 4 2 0 .667 126 121 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 154 138 Dallas 3 4 0 .429 140 123 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .143 137 185 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 204 163 Carolina 4 2 0 .667 142 131 Tampa Bay 3 3 0 .500 167 196 Atlanta 3 4 0 .429 190 212 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Minnesota 4 2 1 .643 177 165 Green Bay 3 2 1 .583 148 144 Detroit 3 3 0 .500 157 158 Chicago 3 3 0 .500 170 134 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 7 0 0 1.000 235 128 Seattle 3 3 0 .500 143 117 Arizona 1 6 0 .143 92 184 San Francisco 1 6 0 .143 158 218 WEEK 8 Thursdays GameMiami at Houston, lateSundays GamesPhiladelphia vs. Jacksonville at London, UK, 9:30 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Carolina, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Chicago, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Green Bay at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m.Mondays GameNew England at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m. Open: Dallas, Tennessee, L.A. Chargers, AtlantaWEEK 9 Thursday, Nov. 1Oakland at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 4N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Chicago at Buffalo, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Nov. 5Tennessee at Dallas, 8:15 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Arizona, N.Y. Giants, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, CincinnatiNFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:TodayMIAMI at HOUSTON „ DOLPHINS: OUT: DE Charles Harris (calf), WR Kenny Stills (groin), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: TE A.J. Derby (foot), TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder). DNP: DE Charles Harris (calf), WR Kenny Stills (groin). LIMITED: TE A.J. Derby (foot), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder). FULL: WR Danny Amendola (shoulder), LB Stephone Anthony (quadricep), LB Jerome Baker (knee), G Jesse Davis (elbow), RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder), TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (achilles), T JaWuan James (calf), S Reshad Jones (shoulder), CB Bobby McCain (knee), S T.J. McDonald (ankle, knee), QB Brock Osweiler (back), DT Vincent Taylor (foot), DE Cameron Wake (knee). TEXANS: OUT: CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), G Zach Fulton (ankle), TE Ryan Grif“ n (illness), S Andre Hal (shoulder), LB Brian Peters (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (shoulder, hand, groin). DNP: CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), G Zach Fulton (ankle), TE Ryan Grif“ n (illness), S Andre Hal (shoulder), LB Brian Peters (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (shoulder, hand, groin). LIMITED: WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot). FULL: WR Will Fuller (hip), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip), RB Lamar Miller (chest), LB Brennan Scarlett (groin), TE Jordan Thomas (groin), QB Deshaun Watson (chest), DE J.J. Watt (knees).SundayBALTIMORE at CAROLINA „ RAVENS: DNP: C Bradley Bozeman (calf), WR John Brown (not injury related), CB Brandon Carr (knee), WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related), CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), G James Hurst (back), CB Jimmy Smith (groin), S Eric Weddle (not injury related). LIMITED: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), LB Anthony Levine (hamstring), G Alex Lewis (neck). PANTHERS: DNP: S Mike Adams (not injury related), DE Mario Addison (back), DE Julius Peppers (not injury related), LB Andre Smith (hamstring), WR Torrey Smith (knee). LIMITED: QB Cam Newton (right shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (foot) CLEVELAND at PITTSBURGH „ BROWNS: DNP: CB E.J. Gaines (concussion), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), S Damarious Randall (groin, ankle), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring), DE Chris Smith (not injury related), C J.C. Tretter (ankle). FULL: LB Genard Avery (elbow), TE Darren Fells (knee), T Desmond Harrison (ankle), TE David Njoku (knee), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (elbow), S Jabrill Peppers (ankle). STEELERS: DNP: T Marcus Gilbert (knee), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related). LIMITED: TE Xavier Grimble (concussion), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle). FULL: S Morgan Burnett (groin), LB L.J. Fort (ankle). DENVER at KANSAS CITY „ BRONCOS: DNP: C Nico Falah (concussion), RB Royce Freeman (ankle), WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), LB Shane Ray (ankle, wrist), S Darian Stewart (neck), T Jared Veldheer (knee). LIMITED: LB Brandon Marshall (knee). FULL: CB Adam Jones (thigh), TE Matt LaCosse (knee), WR Demaryius Thomas (wrist), S Dymonte Thomas (chest). CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Justin Houston (hamstring), C Mitch Morse (concussion). FULL: T Cameron Erving (quadricep), LB Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle), S Eric Murray (ankle), RB Spencer Ware (ankle). GREEN BAY at L.A. RAMS „ PACKERS: LIMITED: CB Jaire Alexander (groin), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), LB Nick Perry (ankle), T Jason Spriggs (ankle), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee). FULL: QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). RAMS: No Report. INDIANAPOLIS at OAKLAND „ COLTS: DNP: WR Ryan Grant (ankle), S Malik Hooker (hip), TE Erik Swoope (knee), RB Robert Turbin (shoulder), K Adam Vinatieri (right groin), DT Jihad Ward (ankle). LIMITED: DT Denico Autry (ankle), TE Jack Doyle (hip), WR Dontrelle Inman (neck), RB Marlon Mack (ankle). FULL: S Clayton Geathers (neck), CB Arthur Maulet (hip). RAIDERS: No Report. N.Y. JETS at CHICAGO BEARS „ JETS: DNP: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), T Kelvin Beachum (back), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder, foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep), LB Darron Lee (illness), C Spencer Long (knee, “ nger). LIMITED: S Marcus Maye (thumb), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot), CB Buster Skrine (concussion). FULL: G James Carpenter (shoulder, ankle), RB Isaiah C rowell (foot), WR Andre Roberts (foot, ankle), DE Leonard Williams (back). BEARS: DNP: G Eric Kush (neck), LB Khalil Mack (ankle), WR Allen Robinson (groin). LIMITED: CB Marcus Cooper (hamstring). FULL: CB Bryce Callahan (ankle), DT Akiem Hicks (rib), LB Roquan Smith (wrist), C Cody Whitehair (shoulder). PHILADELPHIA at JACKSONVILLE „ EAGLES: DNP: DE Derek Barnett (shoulder), CB Rasul Douglas (not injury related), LB Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee), S Corey Graham (hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), RB Wendell Smallwood (not injury related), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). LIMITED: LB D.J. Alexander (quadricep), T Lane Johnson (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (calf), T Jason Peters (biceps), QB Carson Wentz (back). JAGUARS: DNP: RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe), TE James OShaughnessy (hip), CB Tyler Patmon (neck), LB Donald Payne (knee). LIMITED: CB A.J. Bouye (calf), DE Calais Campbell (hip, ankle), C Brandon Linder (knee), G Andrew Norwell (foot), T Jermey Parnell (shoulder). FULL: CB Tre Herndon (hamstring). SAN FRANCISCO at ARIZONA „ 49ERS : No Report. CARDINALS: No Report. SEATTLE at DETROIT „ SEAHAWKS: No Report. LIONS: DNP: LB Jarrad Davis (calf), RB Theo Riddick (knee). LIMITED: RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle), DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), CB Darius Slay (toe), WR Golden Tate (ankle). TAMPA BAY at CINCINNATI „ BUCCANEERS: DNP: RB Peyton Barber (ankle), DE Vinny Curry (ankle), T Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (calf). BENGALS: DNP: RB Giovani Bernard (knee), LB Vontaze Bur“ ct (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), T Jake Fisher (back), LS Clark Harris (concussion), T Bobby Hart (back), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (achilles), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), WR John Ross (groin), LB Nick Vigil (knee). LIMITED: C Billy Price (foot), DT Adolphus Washington (coccyx). WASHINGTON at N.Y. GIANTS „ REDSKINS: DNP: LB Zach Brown (oblique, illness), WR Jamison C rowder (ankle), CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), G Shawn Lauvao (calf), RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder). LIMITED: LB Ryan Kerrigan (chest), CB Fabian Moreau (ankle), T Morgan Moses (elbow), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee), G Brandon Scherff (knee), RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee). FULL: S Troy Apke (hamstring), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (shoulder), CB Danny Johnson (forearm), QB Colt McCoy (right thumb), T Trent Williams (knee). GIANTS: DNP: WR Jawill Davis (concussion), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring). LIMITED: G Patrick Omameh (knee), WR Russell Shepard (neck). NEW ORLEANS at MINNESOTA „ SAINTS: DNP: G Jermon Bushrod (not injury related), G Josh LeRibeus (ankle), C Max Unger (hand). LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Cameron Meredith (knee), LB Craig Robertson (knee), DT Taylor Stallworth (ankle). FULL: T Andrus Peat (concussion), S Marcus Williams (groin). VIKINGS: DNP: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), G Tom Compton (knee), RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot), S Andrew Sendejo (groin). LIMITED: DT Linval Joseph (ankle, knee), T Riley Reiff (foot). FULL: LB Kentrell Brothers (groin), DE Everson Griffen (not injured related), S Anthony Harris (knee), WR Brandon Zylstra (neck).MondayNEW ENGLAND at BUFFALO „ PATRIOTS: No Report. BILLS: No Report. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 5 0 1.000 „ Brooklyn 2 2 .500 2 Boston 2 2 .500 2 Philadelphia 2 3 .400 3 New York 1 4 .200 4 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Orlando 2 2 .500 „ Miami 2 2 .500 „ Atlanta 2 2 .500 „ Charlotte 2 3 .400 Washington 1 3 .250 1 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 4 0 1.000 „ Detroit 3 0 1.000 Indiana 3 2 .600 1 Chicago 1 3 .250 3 Cleveland 0 4 .000 4 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB New Orleans 3 0 1.000 „ San Antonio 2 2 .500 1 Memphis 2 2 .500 1 Dallas 2 2 .500 1 Houston 1 3 .250 2 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 4 0 1.000 „ Portland 2 1 .667 1 Utah 2 2 .500 2 Minnesota 2 3 .400 2 Oklahoma City 0 3 .000 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 4 1 .800 „ L.A. Clippers 2 2 .500 1 Sacramento 2 3 .400 2 L.A. Lakers 1 3 .250 2 Phoenix 1 3 .250 2Wednesdays GamesAtlanta 111, Dallas 104 Brooklyn 102, Cleveland 86 Miami 110, New York 87 Toronto 112, Minnesota 105 Chicago 112, Charlotte 110 Utah 100, Houston 89 Indiana 116, San Antonio 96 Milwaukee 123, Philadelphia 108 L.A. Lakers 131, Phoenix 113 Sacramento 97, Memphis 92 Golden State 144, Washington 122Thursdays GamesCleveland at Detroit, late Portland at Orlando, late Boston at Oklahoma City, late Denver at L.A. Lakers, lateTodays GamesChicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New York, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesBoston at Detroit, 7 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m. Portland at Miami, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Toronto 10 7 3 0 14 38 32 Tampa Bay 8 6 1 1 13 29 18 Montreal 8 5 1 2 12 27 21 Boston 9 5 2 2 12 31 24 Buffalo 9 5 4 0 10 22 25 Ottawa 8 4 3 1 9 29 29 Florida 8 2 3 3 7 26 32 Detroit 9 1 6 2 4 20 39 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Carolina 9 5 3 1 11 29 26 Pittsburgh 7 4 1 2 10 26 25 Washington 8 4 2 2 10 34 30 New Jersey 6 4 2 0 8 22 14 Columbus 8 4 4 0 8 24 30 Philadelphia 9 4 5 0 8 31 37 N.Y. Islanders 8 3 4 1 7 22 23 N.Y. Rangers 9 3 5 1 7 24 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 9 7 2 0 14 31 20 Colorado 10 6 2 2 14 33 21 Winnipeg 10 6 3 1 13 31 28 Chicago 9 5 2 2 12 33 33 Minnesota 8 4 2 2 10 22 24 Dallas 8 4 4 0 8 23 23 St. Louis 8 2 3 3 7 25 29 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vancouver 10 6 4 0 12 30 31 San Jose 9 5 3 1 11 31 25 Anaheim 10 5 4 1 11 25 25 Calgary 9 5 4 0 10 32 27 Vegas 9 4 4 1 9 20 24 Edmonton 7 3 3 1 7 18 25 Arizona 8 3 5 0 6 15 18 Los Angeles 9 2 6 1 5 17 32 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Wednesdays GamesToronto 4, Winnipeg 2 Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Tampa Bay 1, Colorado 0 Vancouver 3, Vegas 2, SOThursdays GamesMontreal at Buffalo, late Nashville at New Jersey, late Philadelphia at Boston, late Los Angeles at Minnesota, late Columbus at St. Louis, late N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, late Anaheim at Dallas, late Pittsburgh at Calgary, late Washington at Edmonton, late Vancouver at Arizona, lateTodays GamesTampa Bay at Vegas, 6 p.m. San Jose at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9 p.m.Saturdays GamesFlorida at New Jersey, noon N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 3 p.m. Washington at Calgary, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Toronto, 7 p.m. Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Arizona, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA x-Atlanta 21 6 6 69 69 40 x-New York Red Bulls 21 7 5 68 61 33 x-New York City FC 15 10 8 53 56 44 x-Philadelphia 15 13 5 50 48 47 D.C. United 14 11 8 50 60 50 Columbus 13 11 9 48 40 43 Montreal 14 15 4 46 47 52 New England 9 13 11 38 48 55 Toronto FC 9 18 6 33 55 63 Chicago 8 18 7 31 48 61 Orlando City 8 21 4 28 43 73 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA x-Sporting Kansas City 17 8 8 59 63 39 x-Los Angeles FC 16 8 9 57 67 50 x-FC Dallas 16 8 9 57 51 42 x-Seattle 17 11 5 56 50 36 Portland 15 9 9 54 53 46 Real Salt Lake 14 13 7 49 55 58 Los Angeles Galaxy 13 11 9 48 64 61 Vancouver 12 13 8 44 52 66 Minnesota United 11 19 3 36 47 68 Houston 9 16 8 35 55 56 Colorado 7 19 7 28 34 62 San Jose 4 20 9 21 48 69 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie; x-clinched playoff berthSundays GamesAtlanta United FC at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. D.C. United at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Colorado, 4:30 p.m. Houston at LA Galaxy, 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Sporting Kansas City, 4:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Columbus, 4:30 p.m. Montreal at New England, 4:30 p.m. Orlando City at New York, 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York City FC, 4:30 p.m. Portland at Vancouver, 4:30 p.m. San Jose at Seattle, 4:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 2, Tied 4)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ Colombia 4, United States 2 Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ United States 1, Peru 1 Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Charlotte 9 227 Chicago at Toronto 11 226 Dallas Golden State 12 229 at New York at New Orleans 9 237 Brooklyn at Houston 2 218 L.A. Clippers Milwaukee 1 234 at Minnesota Washington 4 237 at Sacra.NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Tampa Bay -110 at Vegas +100 San Jose -108 at Carolina -102 at Detroit Off Winnipeg Off at Colorado -220 Ottawa +200COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Miami (Fla.) 3 3 50 at BostonCol. Indiana 2 2 54 at Minnesota Utah 9 10 54 at UCLA at Colo. State 3 2 46 Wyoming at FAU 3 3 58 La. TechSaturdayMiddle Tenn. 5 4 59 at ODU N.C. State 1 1 65 at Syracuse at Virginia 8 9 51 No. Carolina at Akron 6 5 45 Cent. Mich. Duke 4 2 46 at Pittsburgh at Maryland 16 17 52 Illinois at Louisville 2 2 65 Wake Forest Wisconsin 7 4 53 at Nrthwstrn at E. Michigan 2 Pk 49 Army Southern Miss. 9 7 43 at Charlotte TCU 14 13 49 at Kansas UMass 6 5 65 at UConn Coastal Caro. 3 3 59 at Georgia St. at Utah St. 20 20 63 New Mexico at Colorado 24 24 62 Oregon St. UAB 18 16 50 at UTEP at BYU 6 7 42 No. Illinois San Diego St. 3 2 46 at Nevada at Stanford 4 3 53 Wash. St. at Southern Calif. 4 5 54 Arizona St. Washington 14 11 45 at California Georgia 10 6 52 Florida at San Jose St. +5 3 60 UNLV at Tulsa 1 1 50 Tulane at Mississippi St. 4 2 43 Texas A&M at Missouri 5 7 56 Kentucky at So. Carolina 7 7 54 Tennessee Texas 1 3 59 at Okla. St. at North Texas 28 30 55 Rice at Houston 7 7 74 So. Florida at Penn State 10 6 52 Iowa at Michigan St. 2 1 49 Purdue FIU 4 3 54 at West. Ky. Cincinnati 9 8 50 at SMU Vanderbilt +2 1 53 at Arkansas at Oklahoma 21 24 64 Kansas St. Arkansas St. 5 3 70 at ULL at Texas State 2 3 54 NMSU at Iowa St. 3 3 56 Texas Tech Boise St. 10 9 58 at Air Force Clemson 16 17 51 at Florida St. Notre Dame 22 23 54 Navy Oregon 9 9 65 at Arizona at Fresno St. 21 24 60 HawaiiNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Philadelphia 3 3 42 Jacksonville at Pittsburgh 7 8 49 Cleveland at Kansas City 9 10 53 Denver at Chicago 6 7 44 N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants Pk 1 42 Washington at Detroit 3 2 49 Seattle at Cincinnati 5 4 54 Tampa Bay Baltimore Pk 2 44 at Carolina Indianapolis +1 3 50 at Oakland at Arizona +1 Pk 42 San Francisco at L.A. Rams 8 9 56 Green Bay at Minnesota 2 1 51 New OrleansMondayNew England 11 13 44 at Buffalo Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Agreed to terms with SS Gilbert Machado, RHP Kevin LaRoche and OFs Kevin Infante and Angel Gomez on minor league contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Resigned INF Dan Hutcheon, LHPs R.C. Orlan and Anderson Polanco and RHPs Shao-Ching Chiang, Jake Paulson and Michael Peoples to minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS „ Assigned 1B Jim Adduci, 3B Harold Castro, SS Pete Kozma and RHP Louis Coleman outright to Toledo (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Named Rocco Baldelli manager. TEXAS RANGERS „ Announced the retirement of trainer Kevin Harmon. Promoted Matt Lucero to head trainer. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Named Charlie Montoyo manager and agreed to terms on a three-year contract.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Claimed RHP Artie Lewicki off waivers from Detroit. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Fired pitching coach Lee Tunnell and trainer Dan Wright. Announced the resignation of hitting coach Darnell Coles. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Named Josh Bonifay director of player development.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced the resignation of general manager Andrew Chesser. Promoted assistant general manager Jacqueline Holm to general manager.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed INF Derrick Fox. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Signed RHP Ryan Flores. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released C Tyler Baker.Can-Am LeagueROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Released C Marcus Nidiffer and OF Conor Bierfeldt. TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Exercised their 2019 option on C Alex Herceg.Frontier LeagueGATEWAY GRIZZLIES „ Signed RHP Thomas Nicoll. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Signed OF Zach Lavy and C Gage West to contract extensions. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS „ Signed RHP Carter Johnson.BASKETBALLNBA G LeagueWESTCHESTER KNICKS „ Claimed G Buay Tuach and C Adam Woodbury off waivers from Capital City.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS „ Waived LB Xavier Woodson-Luster. Signed LB Ray-Ray Armstrong. DENVER BRONCOS „ Signed WR Isaiah McKenzie from the practice squad and QB Garrett Grayson to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Released G Will House from the practice squad. Signed QB Phillip Walker to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Released CB Marko Myers froim the practice squad. Signed CB Javien Elliott to the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Upheld the 20-game suspension of Washington F Tom Wilson. ARIZONA COYOTES „ Assigned F Mario Kempe to Tucson (AHL). CALGARY FLAMES „ Assigned RW Anthony Peluso to Stockton (AHL). Activated D Travis Hamonic from injured reserve. CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Recalled G Scott Darling from Charlotte (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Assigned C Christoffer Ehn to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS „ FRecalled D Michael Downing from Manchester (ECHL) to Spring“ eld (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS „ Assigned LW Matt Beleskey to Hartford (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Placed D Robert Bortuzzo on injured reserve. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS „ Signed D Nate Schmidt to a six-year contract extension.American Hockey LeagueBELLEVILLE SENATORS „ Assigned F Daniel Ciampini to Brampton (ECHL). GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Returned D Matt Finn to Florida (ECHL). LAVAL ROCKET „ Assigned G Etienne Marcoux to Brampton (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended Newfoundland D James Melindy “ ve games. BRAMPTON BEAST „ Released G Anthony Dumont-Bouchard. IDAHO STEELHEADS „ Traded F Dexter Dancs to Manchester. RAPID CITY RUSH „ Claimed F Pier-Olivier Grand Maison off waivers from Jacksonville. WHEELING NAILERS „ Released F Mark Petaccio.SOCCERUnited Soccer LeagueUSL „ Suspended Saint Louis M Tony Walls and Portland D Andrian Diz and Pittsburgh M Joe Holland one game.USL League OneUSL LEAGUE ONE „ Announced the addition of the Lansing (Mich.) Invite as a founding member.COLLEGESCHESTNUT HILL „ Named Jesse Balcer athletic director.AUTO RACING 10:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, Mexican Grand Prix, practice, at Mexico City 2:55 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Formula One, Mexican Grand Prix, practice, at Mexico City COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. SEC „ Exhibition, Transylvania at Kentucky COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. CBSSN „ Louisiana Tech at FAU 7 p.m. ESPN „ Miami at Boston College 8 p.m. FS1 „ Indiana at Minnesota 10 p.m. CBSSN „ Wyoming at Colorado St. 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ Utah at UCLA COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN „ MinnesotaDuluth at Notre Dame DRAG RACING 6 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Toyota Nationals, qualifying, at Las Vegas FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) vs. Thompson (Ala.), at Alabaster, Ala. GOLF 2:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship, second round, at Jackson, Miss 5:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Invesco QQQ Championship, “ rst round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. 8 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship, second round, at Taoyuan, Taiwan (same-day tape) 11 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour & WGC, HSBC Champions, third round, at Shanghai MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX „ MLB World Series, Game 3, Boston at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. NBA „ Golden State at New York 10 p.m. NBA „ Washington at Sacramento SOCCER 2:20 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Freiburg vs. Borussia Mnchengladbach WRESTLING 6 p.m. NBCSN „ UWW World Championships, Day 6, Greco-Roman “ nals, at Budapest, Hungary (same-day tape) HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPEast Ridge, Montverde advance in playoffsTwo area teams advanced in the high school volleyball play-offs on Wednesday night with victories.East Ridge ran its record to 25-0 this season with a 25-22, 25-15, 25-21 win over St. Cloud in Clermont. East Ridge will now play Hagerty in a Class 8A region semifinal on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Oviedo.Naomi Cabello led East Ridge with 14 kills, 23 assists and six digs while Kyanna Pacheco added 12 kills and Bethany Cudnik had 20 assists.Montverde Academy also advanced, posting a 25-19, 25-12, 25-16 win over The Villages. Montverde will host Ocala Trinity Catholic on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a Class 5A region semifinal.In Class 6A, Eustis season came to an end with a 25-15, 25-8, 25-6 loss to Merritt Island.In Class 7A, South Lake was eliminated by New Smyrna Beach 25-18, 25-15, 25-10.ROMEJuventus president very calm over Ronaldo caseJuventus president Andrea Agnelli is stand-ing by Cristiano Ronaldo as the soccer superstar faces an accusation of rape in the United States.Agnelli, the son of former Fiat CEO Umberto Agnelli and a member of the Italian car makers board, spoke Thursday at a club shareholders meeting in Turin.When there are problems I tend to look people in the eyes, ask them the questions directly and them judge them myself,Ž Agnelli said. Im very calm, having spoken to him directly as soon as the case emerged, on his position. And his behav-ior in the days and weeks that followed only con-firm my initial feeling.ŽKathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claim-ing Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. SINGAPOREPliskova advances to WTA Finals semi“ nalsKarolina Pliskova won the first set to eliminate Petra Kvitova, and then won the second set to advance to the semifi-nals at the WTA Finals.Pliskova, who advanced from her group for the second straight year, beat Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to improve her record to 2-1 at the season-ending tournament.It was Pliskovas first victory over Kvitova in their fourth meeting.In the other group match, Elina Svitolina stayed unbeaten and advanced to the semifinals by beating defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. The Associated Press

PAGE 11 | Friday, October 26, 2018 B3Miami head coach Mark Richt talks with quarterback Malik Rosier (12) during a game last year against Georgia Tech in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE, FILE] I understand that I havent been playing the greatest,Ž Rosier said.But he wins. And thats what matters most to coach Mark Richt right now.Rosier felt he had done enough to keep his job, especially after throwing for two scores and running for three more in a Septem-ber win at Toledo. Richt thought the time was right to give Perry a chance, then wound up going back to Rosier during Miamis loss two weeks ago at Virginia. Richt met with Rosier back at home after that game, and before long the quar-terback order on the depth chart was flipped again.Everyone looks at stats,Ž Rosier said. Every-one looks at completion rate. For a quarterback, theres more. Yes, thats like the big number, that and your touchdown-tointerception ratio. But theres more to a quarter-back than just, OK, can he throw a ball? I feel like you have to control an offense. You have to direct the line. You have to direct receivers. You have to help the young guys. You have to be able to manage a game.ŽThe atmosphere in Chestnut Hill, Massachu-setts, after sundown today will not be pleasant for Miami (5-2, 2-1).The Eagles (5-2, 2-1) are 4-0 at home this season, winning those games by an average of four touchdowns. Its the annual Red BandanaŽ game, where Boston College will pay tribute to former Eagles lacrosse player Welles Crowther „ who is believed to have saved at least a dozen people during the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, before he died.And if that wasnt enough, Boston College is just feasting on opposing quarterbacks.The Eagles have given up eight passing touchdowns all season, only one of those on their home turf. Theyre coming off a game where they registered seven sacks against Louisville, and opponents are netting only about 6 yards per pass attempt.Theyre a super-strong, mature, solid football team that will get after you,Ž Richt said.But Rosier has been in these spots before. Hes completed only about half (98 for 194) of his passes in the six road regularseason starts, but hes put up 18 touchdowns (four of them rushing) against only four interceptions in those games.I think Malik is just better equipped from his abilities and his experi-ence to lead this team right now,Ž Richt said. MIAMIFrom Page B1Whatever it is, the Gators have started having consistent success in the running game, something that was missing earlier in the season and for most of all of last season. Jordan Scarlett, Lamical Perine and true freshman Dameon Pierce have made the running back position perhaps the most produc-tive in an ever-improving offense. They have combined to rush for 1,052 yards and eight touchdowns and are averaging 6.5 yards a carry.They have really come on,Ž Mullen said of the running backs. Theyre starting to get real com-fortable in our offense and how to run the plays within the offense and how plays hit in our offense.Ive seen a huge step from those guys from game one to now. Hopefully, theyll continue that confi-dence and that progression to keep moving in the right direction.ŽScarlett said the backs and line have started to mesh.Just the whole offense, just believing in what we can do,Ž Scarlett said. The offensive line is sticking together, working together and were working together with them in sync.ŽThe veteran offensive line was supposed to be a strength last season, but wasnt. After that UK game, it looked like it might be more of the same this season.But the big guys have finally come together and are starting to play up to expectations.Theyve gotten a lot better,Ž Scarlett said. They improve every day, working hard every day. Its really just a matter of knowing what youve got to do and knowing your assignment. They can execute and block any guy in front of them. Its just really knowing what weve got to do.ŽOffensive line coach John Hevesy is one of those coaches who are hard to please. But even he seems happy with the progress thats been made in the running game and on the offensive line.Its getting better,Ž Hevesy said of the run-ning game. Weve gotten better slowly each week. Weve just got to keep maintaining that mentality. To win in this league and to win in this game (with Georgia), you absolutely have to be able to run the ball well to help the passing game.Its a mentality. Its slowly building up with (the offensive linemen) understanding that part of being physical up front and knocking people back and worry about the line-backer later. Just take care of down linemen.Theyre getting better. Im pleased. Ill give it that. But we still have a long way to go.ŽThe offensive line „ and the running game „ is facing another tough chal-lenge in Jacksonville on Saturday. The Bulldogs are fast and physical up front and will be determined to shut down UFs run and put the game in the hands of quarterback Feleipe Franks. GATORSFrom Page B1Im sure their goal this year is to end our (hopes of an unbeaten season). But, this is the way its supposed to be; Wildwood is our arch-rivals and most of the kids on both teams know each other and grew up playing with each other.We havent had to say anything to get our kids motivated to play this game.Ž Likewise in Wildwood.The Wildcat Nation has spent the week getting prepared for the game, reminding fans about the importance of the game in terms of Wildwoods play-off hopes ƒ a win would go a long way toward securing the programs second postseason bid in two years. School officials have planned a Black OutŽ at Death Valley for the game and are encouraging fans to wear black to the game.This is what a high school football rivalry should be like,Ž said Wild-woods interim head coach J.B. Bynum. Since there are only three high schools in Sumter County „The Villages, South Sumter and us „ whenever you play one of other two, its big. Add in the other things that are at stake, like the play-offs and unbeaten records, and this game takes on an even bigger meaning.Ž Ahh, the playoffs. The unknown entity.Before last season, teams earned postseason bids by finishing first or second in their districts. They knew heading into a game what impact it might have on their playoff chances ƒ and with Wildwood and The Villages belonging to different classifications „ Wildwood is Class 1A, while The Villages is Class 4A „ games played prior to 2017 carried no postseason implications. Not anymore.With the new Playoff Power Rankings deciding who earns playoff berths and who doesnt, every regular-season game has an impact on the postsea-son. A win in September is just as important as one at the end of October.The Villages heads into todays game ranked fourth in the Class 4A-Region 2 rankings and Wildwood is seventh in the Class 1A-Region 4 standings. In classes 1A through 4A, the top six teams in each region advance to the playoffs.Now, you want to go 1-0 every week and let the chips fall where they fall,Ž Pettus said. You cant look ahead because every game means something. Last year, a loss early in the season wound up costing us a playoff berth and the hardest thing Ive ever had to do as a coach was telling our kids they didnt make it.ŽSaid Bynum, Certainly, The Villages is a big game for us for a number of reasons. A win would be huge not just because theyre our rivals, but also because of the bump it would give us for the playoffs. Even if we lose, there might still be a path into the playoffs, but wed have to rely on other factors to help us get in because this is our last regular-season game. We dont want that, so were approaching this as a must win.ŽHowever, todays game has always been about more than playoff berths.For fans of each pro-gram, its the biggest game of the year, one theyve had circled for 365 days.Its a chance to avenge a painful loss or to validate last year's win.For coaches, players and school administrators, its about bragging rights for two teams and programs with a healthy respect for each other.The perfect potion for a big-time rivalry.Its going to be a lot of fun,Ž Bynum said. Both teams are going to be fired up and so will the fans. Its what a rivalry should be like.Ž RIVALRYFrom Page B1 PASTIMEFrom Page B1In these days of dinnertime darkness and fall-semester academic commitments, the National Pastime has become the National Past-Your-Bedtime. Exhibit A: Game 1 of the 2018 World Series began on Tuesday night at 8:11 ET and ended nearly four hours later, on Wednesday morning, at 12:03 a.m. ET. Thats a school night, Commissioner Manfred. One of your key target demographics needs to finish its homework and brush its teeth. Baseball wants and needs to corral younger fans. That much is certain. The games leaders have said it themselves on many occasions, and tried to act accordingly. So much of baseballs imagery and continuously reinforced mythology is kid-based and family-focused. This makes sense both tactically and strategically. Thats not only the audience that the leagues need for business purposes right now, but its a population of sturdy American saplings that will preserve the game and position it for coming decades in a landscape of far flashier sports. So why, then, ensure that the electrically charged season climax is either a) off limits to those who live in stricter households or b) a source of scratchiness between parents and kids otherwise predisposed to love baseball together and not have it come between them? Yes, you need to have night games. Yes, the networks call some of the time-slot shots. But a 7:05 p.m. start seems to work just fine for many of 162 games during the year, so why not now? That extra hour could make all of this accessible to so many more people and ensure that your family fans, tucked away in their homes with Halloween pumpkins out front, are shouting at the screen together and not at each other. Take it from those shouting up at you from the parent-child trenches: This is probably an issue that warrants a committee or a task force or a bipartisan commission, if not a special prosecutor. A family room north of Pittsburgh shortly after 11 p.m. on a frosty Wednesday night in late October 2018. The Red Sox, bolstered by J.D. Martinezs bat and the acrobatics of Andrew Benintendi in left field, are about to take Game 2 of the series. On the floor, wrapped in a blanket like an oversized conveniencestore burrito, lies an almost-12-year-old baseball fan who spent the earlier part of the evening beseeching his father to let him stay up and watch. And watch he did, raptly „ through about the sixth inning. At this moment, as the Sox second victory of the day (remember that 12:03 a.m. ending in Game 1) approaches, he is fast asleep.


B4 Friday, October 26, 2018 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 9STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. Mount Dora at Tenoroc East Ridge at Lake Howell The Villages at Wildwood Inlet Grove at MDCA Florida vs. Georgia Miami at Boston College Clemson at FSU Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville Tampa Bay at Cincinnati New Orleans at Minnesota Last Week Overall Mount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati New Orleans 8-2 53-27 Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial ReporterMount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati Minnesota 9-1 47-33 Paul Jenkins Sports EditorMount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati New Orleans 7-3 42-38 Frank Jolley Sports WriterMount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati Minnesota 8-2 49-31 Tom McNiff Executive EditorMount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati New Orleans 7-3 47-33 Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial PublisherMount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Florida Miami ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati New Orleans 7-3 41-39 Whitney Lehnecker Digital EditorMount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati New Orleans 7-3 49-31 Goose Debonair DogMount Dora Lake Howell Villages MDCA Georgia BC ClemsonPhiladelphiaCincinnati Minnesota 8-2 48-32 Paul Nikolai Circulation DirectorTenoroc East Ridge Villages MDCA Georgia Miami Clemson Jacksonville Cincinnati Minnesota 9-1 50-30Rusty Jacobs Operations Director Mount Dora East Ridge Villages MDCA Florida Miami ClemsonPhiladelphiaTampa Bay New Orleans 9-1 41-39Payne Ray Daily Commercial Reporter GAINESVILLE (5-3) at SOUTH LAKE (5-3)7:30 p.m.Three straight convincing wins have put South Lake in a position to control its own destiny for the playoffs. This weeks game offers the Eagles a chance to really bolster its postseason chances.South Lake currently holds the No. 7 seed in Class 6A-Region 2 while Gainesville is third in the region overall but holds the fifth seed behind the four district champions.South Lake is coming off a 42-23 win over Ocala Forest last week while Gainesville defeated Leesburg 70-6.The Eagles rushed for 338 yards in the win over Forest, with senior Mike Nafield going for 186 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and senior Zach Martin adding 124 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Senior quarterback Baylee Heuser hit 10 of 16 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown.Heuser has completed 63 percent of his passes this season for 1,616 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. His top receiver is Joey Pendar-vis, with 50 catches for 893 yards and four touchdowns.Gainesville was dominant against Leesburg in its last outing, cruising to a 49-0 lead at the half behind four touchdown passes from Luke Matthews. Matthews has thrown for 2,098 yards this season while completing 71 percent of his passes. Six different Gainesville receivers have caught at least 15 passes this season, led by Jalen Kelsey with 49 catches for 859 yards and two touchdowns.South Lake wraps up the regular season when it hosts East Ridge. INLET GROVE (5-3) at MOUNT DORA CHRISTIAN (5-3)7 p.m.The second season gets underway for Mount Dora Christian Academy as the Bulldogs host Inlet Grove in the opening round of the Sun-shine State Athletic Conference playoffs. MDCA is the No. 3 seed in the Coral League half of the bracket while Inlet Grove is the No. 6 seed.The two teams have one common opponent, with Mount Dora Christian defeat-ing Berean Christian 43-7 last week and Inlet Grove defeating Berean Christian 26-13 on Oct. 4.The winner of this game plays the winner of secondseeded Jupiter Christian and Out-of-Door Academy next week. If MDCA wins this week, it would be on the road if Jupiter Christian wins and host if Out-of-Door wins.MDCA will count on its strong running game and stout defense to keep it moving along in the playoffs. Last week the Bulldogs took a 36-0 lead over Berean Christian at the half and played the second half with backups and a running clock.In that first half, MDCA had 282 yards rushing while holding Berean to minus-16 yards of offense.In the first half Patrick Horan carried 11 times for 90 yards and a score and threw a 16-yard TD pass to Chance Cheshire, Jack Hopkins ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns and Jesiah Pierre had 64 yards and a touchdown. MDCA has won five straight games after opening the season with three straight losses against a tough schedule.Inlet Grove had a forfeit win over Scheck Hillel Community School last week and its last actual game lost 35-14 to Jupiter Christian. OCALA LAKE WEIR (5-3) at LEESBURG (1-7)7 p.m.Last week, Lake Weir lost to Ocala Vanguard 49-14 and Leesburg lost to Gainesville 70-6.Last year, Leesburg lost to Lake Weir in a shootout 54-42.This is a Class 6A-Region 2 (District 5) contest. Leesburg has been eliminated from the postseason hunt. Lake Weir is ranked sixth in Class 6A-2 in the current Playoff Power rankings.It is Senior Night for the Yellow Jackets. Despite the dis-appointing record this season, Yellow Jackets coach Mark Oates said he is proud of his teams performance this season and believes they still have plenty to play for in final two games. He insists the Yellow Jackets are not going through the motions just to get through the season.Our kids have never quit,Ž Oates said. They practice hard and they play hard every week. That says a lot about their char-acter and their heart. They want to get better and I believe they will. Certainly, we wanted to win more this year than we have, but the lessons our guys have learned this year will begin to pay off next year.ŽOates said he has expanded his roster with the end of the junior varsity season, giving a number of young players an opportunity for playing time.Against Lake Weir, Oates said the Yellow Jackets will face a very athleticŽ opponent. Lake Weir quarterback Deion-tae Simpkins has thrown for 1,812 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, and the Hurricanes have three running backs with at least 531 yards on the ground.Leesburg quarterback A.J. Graham has thrown from 650 yards this season. Jatavian Solomon leads the running game with 361 yards and three touchdowns.Next week, Leesburg will play at Lake Minneola. LAKE MINNEOLA (4-4) at OCOEE (4-4)7 p.m.Last week, Lake Minneola lost to Ocala West Port 40-34 and Ocoee beat Winter Park Lake Howell 28-19.Last year, Lake Minneola beat Ocoee 47-27.This is a Class 7A-Region 1 (District 4) contest. Both teams, technically, have playoff hopes. Ocoee is 11th in the region „ the four district champions in each region and the next four highest playoff rankings advance „ and Lake Minneola is 15th, but just three points out of the eighth spot.The Hawks got a 200-plus yard performance from running back Chase Meinhart in last weeks game. Quarterback Devon Cole also surpassed the century mark in rushing.Lake Minneola coach Walter Banks said the Hawks havent changed their approach to Fri-days game, despite its faint postseason prospects.Weve been our own worst enemy a lot this year,Ž said Banks. Weve made too many mental and physical mistakes at crucial times. When we havent made those kind of mistakes, weve played well and thats what we continue to strive for. We cant worry too much about what Ocoee is doing, because we have clean up our effort first. Our kids have worked hard all season „ and they continue to work hard „ and that will never change. Well be ready for Ocoee and well leave everything on the field.ŽNext week, Lake Minneola will host Leesburg in its regu-lar-season finale. ORLANDO BISHOP MOORE (5-3) at EUSTIS (4-4)7 p.m.Last week, Bishop Moore blasted Port St. Lucie Centennial. Eustis lost to Orlando Jones 51-0.Last year, Bishop Moore beat Eustis 35-7.This is a Class 5A-Region 4 (District 13) contest. Bishop Moore is seeded sixth in the region, while Eustis is 13th, nearly four points behind Cocoa Space Coast for the final playoff slot.It is also homecoming for Eustis. For Eustis, this is the second game in as many weeks against a District 13 powerhouse. Since 2004, Bishop Moore has finished first or second in the district standings.In last weeks loss, Eustis senior running back Rashon Scott was limited to 55 yards and freshman quarterback Blayne Romano passed for just 34 yards. All told, the Panthers had 95 yards of total offense against the powerful Tigers defense.Eustis coach Mike Hay said the Panthers have to get back to their roots to be successful against the Hornets. Bishop Moore is a very good, well coached, football team,Ž said Hay. They play sound football in all three phases of the game. In order for us to be suc-cessful, we must minimize the distractions that go along with homecoming and play mistake-free football. We have to get back to playing tough, physi-cal football.ŽNext week, Eustis will host Umatilla in its regular-season finale. MOUNT DORA (4-4) at LAKELAND TENOROC (1-6)7 p.m.Last week, Mount Dora beat Port Orange Atlantic 24-14 and Lakeland Tenoroc lost at Lake-land George Jenkins 56-20.Last year, Mount Dora beat Tenoroc 53-22.Both teams are Class 4A pro-grams. Mount Dora belongs to Region 2 and Tenoroc is in Region 3. Mount Dora is firmly in the playoff hunt, climbing one spot to eighth in the Region 2 standings after last weeks win. Tenoroc is near the bottom of the Region 3 standings.Mount Dora coach Frank Scott said the Hurricanes are treating their final three regular-season games as play-off games, starting with last weeks game. They are must win contests, he said, if Mount Dora is to have any chance of earning a playoff berth.We really want to finish the season strong,Ž said Scott. We want to put a complete game together in every area: special teams, offense and defense.ŽIn last weeks win, Mount Dora quarterback Tyler Schwarz passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Isayah Hatter turned in one of his grittiest efforts, grinding out 111 yards on 26 carries. For the season, Schwarz has passed for 1,393 yards and 13 touchdowns and Hatter has run for 1,098 yards and 17 scores.Defensively, Jamar Buggs had eight tackles, while Tim Newbold and Weston Edge had seven stops apiece.Next week, Mount Dora will wrap up the regular season at home against Kissimmee Gateway. SOUTH SUMTER (5-4) at ST. PETERSBURG (5-3)7:30 p.m.South Sumter moved up in the playoff standings last week with a 35-21 win over Crystal River, vaulting past Dunnellon into the No. 5 position despite a loss to Dunnellon earlier this year. The Raiders trail undefeated The Villages by 0.22 points for fourth place in Class 4A-Region 2. The top six teams in the region advance to the playoffs.This week is South Sumters final chance to state its case for the playoffs with the Raiders being off for the final week of the regular season next week.Against Crystal River, a likely Class 5A playoff team, South Sumter got three rushing touchdowns from sophomore Malachi Presley, who carried the ball 16 times for 76 yards. South Sumter held Crystal River to 264 yards of offense, all of that coming on the ground.Sophomore Trenton Taylor has been the Raiders top rusher this season with 639 yards and eight touchdowns on 127 carries. Sophomore Garhett Miller has thrown for 1,075 yards and 12 touchdowns while completing 54 percent of his passes. Andra Hart has been Millers top target, with 37 receptions for 601 yards and six touchdowns.As it has all season, the Raiders face another tough opponent to wrap up the reg-ular season. St. Petersburg is a Class 7A program that is currently sitting two spots out of a playoff berth.The Green Devils are coming off a 20-17 overtime loss to East Lake. St. Petersburg has rushed for 1,320 yards this season while averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Sophomore Aumhryaun Brown leads the way with 576 yards and six touchdowns on 100 carries. TAVARES (3-5) at ORLANDO JONES (7-1)7 p.m.Tavares faces by far its toughest test of the season this week when the Bulldogs travel to Orlando to take on a powerful Jones team.Jones comes into the game on a seven-game winning streak and the Tigers spanked Eustis 51-0 last week in Eustis. In two Class 5A-District 13 games this season Jones has outscored Bishop Moore and Eustis by a combined score of 101-14.Tavares is coming off a 19-17 win over Poinciana last week, giving interim head coach Gavin Jones his first victory at the helm of the Bulldogs. Tava-res held Poinciana to 171 yards of offense in the win.Tyquan Wiggins and Jaden Marshall scored rushing touch-downs while Jeffery Lambert had a 38-yard interception return for a score.Jones is ranked sixth in the state in Class 5A and currently holds the No. 2 ranking in the Class 5A-Region 4 playoff standings. Tavares is 15th in the region.The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season next week by hosting Lecanto. EAST RIDGE (2-6) at LAKE HOWELL (2-6)7 p.m.East Ridge can put a posi-tive finish on a rebuilding year starting this week when the Knights take on Lake Howell in a Class 7A-District 4 game. East Ridge is tied with Lake Minneola for fourth place in the district at 2-3 while Lake Howell is sixth at 1-4.East Ridge is coming off a 49-3 loss to district leader Orlando Edgewater last week while Lake Howell lost 20-0 to Oviedo Hagerty.The Knights were held to 166 yards of offense by Edgewater and fell behind 28-0 at the half. Edgewater put the game away by outscoring East Ridge 21-0 in the third quarter.East Ridge has been led offensively this season by junior running back Kyeandre Magloire, who has rushed for 853 yards and 11 touchdowns on 135 carries. He was the Knights top weapon against Edgewater, carrying the ball 18 times for 76 yards.Sophomore quarterback Robbie Sanders has thrown for 454 yards and five touchdowns with one interception. Sammy Becorest has been East Ridges top receiver with 26 catches for 415 yards and four touchdowns.East Ridge wraps up the reg-ular season next week against South Lake in Groveland. FIRST ACADEMY-LEESBURG (4-3) at LEGACY CHARTER (6-2)7 p.m.The playoffs begin for First Academy of Leesburg and the Eagles will see a familiar foe when they travel to Ocoee to face Legacy Charter.The same two teams met on Oct. 5, with Legacy Char-ter outscoring First Academy 20-0 in the second half to take a 35-18 win.In that first meeting First Academy quarterback Sammy Punt threw for 128 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 37 yards and another score. The Eagles had 180 yards rushing in the game, led by Treavon Cummings with 66 yards on 14 carries. Sakobe Sanders added 46 yards and a touchdown on five carries.Legacy was able to move the ball against First Academy, rolling up 514 yards of offense. Quarterback Jacob Worley hit on 21 of 36 passes for 315 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Justin Lagasse rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.First Academy is coming off a 56-7 loss to Maitland Orangewood Christian last week while Legacy Charter is coming off a 29-6 win over Cornerstone Charter Academy.PREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES

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PAGE 17 | Friday, October 26, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: We have a 2004 Ford E450 class C 23-foot motorhome with the V-10 engine. It just turned 45,000 miles this week. We did a 500-mile trip this past weekend down I-5 to Medford, Ore., and return to Tillamook, Ore. Pulling long grades the engine surges mildly as if its running out of gas. Switching out of overdrive helps some, but the surging returns to the point I back off the throttle and accept slower climb to the top. On a 1 to 10 scale its only about a 2, at worst a 3. OReilly Auto Parts did a code scan and found nothing stored. Are there really two fuel pumps in series? Is there a second fuel filter different from the one inside the frame rails below and slightly behind the drivers seat? Is there some way a human being with normal limbs and joints can access a fuel rail test port? Do I need to pull the doghouse from the interior? Its never been out so far. Ive read that some COP electrical connectors occasionally back off causing misfiring. Is this common? Is my next step installing a pressure gauge on the fuel rail, and watching it while driving under different loads? „ Bob Moody A: Here are answers to your questions: No, unlike the earlier Ford motor home E‡ cutaway chassis, there is only one fuel pump, which is located in the tank. There is a sock or strainer prior to the pump, in addition to the frame mounted fuel filter. It has a coarse weave to stop larger particles. A fuel pressure test port is thoughtfully included on one of the fuel rails atop the engine. Connecting a fuel pressure gauge, such as the OTC 5630 or similar, requires removal of the engine cover, also referred to as the dog house.Ž (Be sure to follow published safety procedures!) Im not aware of ignition coil connector problems, but they are known to sometimes leak spark due to faulty insulation. Observing fuel pressure while driving is a good diagnostic strategy, but theres an easier/safer way to infer proper pressure, using an inexpensive OBD-II scan tool such as the Autel AL519 or similar. Monitoring the short and long term fuel trimŽ will indicate fuel system abnormalities. Ideal fuel correction is within a few percentage points, positive or negative, from zero. A strong positive indication, such as +15 percent or more during a hill climb indicates a shortage of fuel. Depending on conditions you may see this in either short or long term trim, or both. Typically a misfire or severe fuel issue will result in a check engine light and code set. Your situation may be a bit mild for this to occur. Id also try using the scan tools Mode 6Ž to look for misfires specific to a certain cylinder. If a cylinder is misfiring, try swapping the ignition coil with a neighbor and re-check to see if the misfire followed the coil! Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at; he cannot make personal replies.UNDER THE HOODMotorhome having trouble on long grades Brad Bergholdt Auto review: Chinabuilt CT6 Plug-In o ers up to $7,500 in federal tax creditsBy Barry SpykerTribune News ServiceCadillacs new CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is built in China? Well, no one should be too surprised, despite the fact the rest of the CT6 family comes from Detroit.China is a land of major urban pollution, and it leads the planet in its push for electric vehicles. China produced 680,000 electric cars, buses and trucks last year alone „ more than the rest of the world combined, according to Forbes magazine. And it plans to sprout 500,000 public charging posts by the end of 2020.So, yeah, no surprise that Cadillac-parent GM wanted in on that mega-market and built a $1.2 billion factory in Shanghai. The CT6 plug-in should do well in a nation where cities are starting to outlaw gas-engine vehicles downtown, and where folks get great incentives to go electric.But the new entry from Caddy may do well here, too, with its boatload of features (it comes only one way, fully loaded), and up to $7,500 in federal tax credits, too. And, of course, it drives like a Cadillac: smooth, strong and steady.It only gets around 31 miles on electric only „ on its best day „ but theres a helpful drive mode called HoldŽ that will use the gas engine alone to preserve the elec-tric for in-town driving. The electric drive is what boosts this CT6 to an eye-opening 62 mpg-e (equivalent) rating from the EPA. But when you run dry and are driving on gas only, expect no more than 25 mpg combined city/ highway.Cadillac calls its powertrain a blended hybrid.Ž It starts with a conventional 2.0-liter tur-bocharged 4-cylinder engine that gets 265 hp. It is mated to a pair of 100-hp electric motors that make up Cadillacs electric variable transmission, or EVT.Joining the power team is a burly 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, wedged between the rear seats and trunk „ yes, it steals about 4 cubic feet of trunk space. The battery can be charged in about 11 hours via a typical household 120-volt outlet, and in just 4.5 hours with a 240-volt connection.Combining the engine and electric motors, the CT6 Plug-In produces an impressive 335 hp and amazing 432 pound-feet of torque. Thats comparable to Cadillacs nonturbo V-6. Also comparable is a 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds, not bad considering it has to lug around a 400-pound battery within its already husky 4,500-pound frame.On the road, the CT6 has Cadillac luxury goes greenThe 2018 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid offers a boatload of features (it comes only one way, fully loaded), and up to $7,500 in f ederal tax credits, too. And, of course, it drives like a Cadillac: smooth, strong and steady. [CADILLAC] By Ethan BaronTribune News ServiceIn spite of Tesla CEO Elon Musk initially tweeting a link to a page advertising a new version of the Model 3 electric sedan for "$35,000 before incentives," the car his company put up for sale Thursday is not the longpromised and purportedly revolutionary affordable-to-the-masses electric vehicle.The link was soon changed to bring up a page advertising a $45,000 Model 3, which Tesla added would cost $35,000 in California for buyers who reap state and federal tax benefits if they take delivery by year's end. The Palo Alto electric car maker's website prom-ises delivery of the $45,000 version in six to 10 weeks."Elon has the best of inten-tions," said Kelley Blue Book executive analyst Rebecca Lindland. "He wants to fulfill the promise and the vision of a $35,000 Tesla. This isn't it, though."The Model 3 represents Tesla's grandest ambition „ to make an affordable electric car that would revolutionize personal transportation. Many analysts believe the company's survival is tied to the success of the lowest-cost Model 3. But versions of the car already in production have been plagued by manufacturing delays. In July, Tesla said it had finally reached a production rate of 5,000 Model 3s per week, after missing several previously set targets.The $45,000 version announced this week is rear-wheel-drive and has a mid-range battery with an estimated range of 260 miles. The more expensive Model 3 with a long-range battery is estimated to travel 310 miles on a charge.The Model 3 with a $35,000 base price will be the standard-battery version, and the battery is not yet in production. That version is estimated to be ready to deliver to customers in four to six months, with a range of 215 to 220 miles."That's more than sufficient for most commutes," Lindland said, adding that charging the vehicles can take hours, depending on where they're plugged in.Tesla's four-to-sixmonths timeline for delivering the lowest-cost, $35,000 Model 3 seems achievable, but whether that car, and the $45,000 version announced Thursday, will propel Tesla to profitability remains an existential question for the company, Lindland said. The company Teslas promised lowest-cost, $35,000 Model 3 not here yet The Tesla Model 3 vehicle is displayed ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2017. [PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG] MSRP: $75,095 ($67,595 after $7,500 federal tax credits) Whats all the excitement about? Its built in Shanghai, comes fully loaded, and gets an EPA-estimated 62 mpg-e on gas and electric combined Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine plus two 200-hp motors and 18 kWh lithium ion battery; total output at 335 hp and 432 pound-feet of torque Hows the performance? Smooth cruising with 0-60 mph rated at 5.2 seconds; top speed of 78 mph is possible on electric alone. 2018 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid See CADILLAC, C2 See TESLA, C2


C2 Friday, October 26, 2018 | DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByAnewreportsaystheannualcost tomotoristsofdrivingondeterioratedroadstotals$130billion. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSAlwaysbecarefulwhenyou checkyourvehiclescoolantWARNING…Ifyoudothiswithan enginethatisnotcoldyouare goingtobeinjured.Sobesure thecarisstonecoldbeforeyou begin.Wearsomesafetyglasses. Next,popthehoodand“ndyour coolantreservoir.Inmostcars,it willbeatranslucentwhitetank withadiphoseleadingtoit.Use yourmanualto“ndthetankif youarenotsure.Observethe levelofcoolant.Ifthereisnone inthere,youmayhavefoundthe problem.Thetankismarkedwith ahighandlowpoint. Notewhereitiswhenthevehicle iscold(usuallylow).Also,visually observethelevelofthecoolant whenthecariswarmedupfrom havingbeendriven.Thecoolant shouldbehigherinthereservoir whenthecarisatrunningtem perature.Yourcarsheatingand coolingsystemusesthecoolant tomoveheatfromtheengine intoyourcarsheatercore.Afan blowsoverthisheatercoreand thewarmedairentersthecabin. Ifthereisnocoolantitcantwork. Ifyouhavenocoolantinyour reservoirthenextstepistoopen theradiatorcap. Again…ONLYWHENTHECAR ISSTONECOLD.Touchthecap gentlytobesurethatthecar iscold.Ifitis,openitupand carefullysetitasidesoitdoesnt falldownintotheengine.Note whatyousee.Ifthereisnocool antatthetop,youhavemade somegroundonthediagnosis. Ifitisthere,youwillbecallinga mechanic,butatleastyoucan tellherthestatusofthefanand thestatusofthecoolant! Ifthereisnocoolantintheradiator,useyourmanualto“ndout whattypeitusesandthenbuyit and“llitup.ByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $23,205 Priceastested: $35,260 Thisweek,weredriving the2018MitsubishiEclipse Cross,deliveredinSELtrim withall-wheel-control (AWC)underpinnings.This isourveryfirstdriveofthis newMitsubishiSUV,which sitsinthemiddleofthe OutlanderSportandlarger Outlander.Pricesstartat $23,205fortheentryES, whichistheonlyfront-drive Eclipseavailable.Whenyou moveuptoESAWC,SEand SEL,allcomewithstandard 4x4underpinnings. Thebigdifference betweenthethreeSUV modelsisvehiclelength. Specifically,lengthdimensionsare171.9-inchesfor theSport,173.4-inchesfor thenewEclipse,and184.8 forbigbrotherOutlander. TheEclipsealsofeaturesa new1.5-literfourcylinder turbochargedenginewith 152-horsesand184lb.ft. oftorque.AllthreeMitsubishisrideona105.1-inch wheelbasewhilethelarger Outlanderoffersthree-row, seven-passengerseatingwhereastheSportand Eclipsemodelsarefivepassengerdesigns. EvenwiththisnewEclipse Cross,situatedinthemiddle price-wisebetweenSport andOutlander,itsbeena toughrideforMitsubishi Motorsthelastfiveyears. Thecompanynowbadges itsnewentryasanEclipse, thelatterahugesuccessfor Mitsubishidecadesagoasa compactsportscar.Overall, Mitsubishiisstilltryingto regaintheformthatfound suchgreatcarslikethe twin-turboMitsubishi3000 GTVR4andmostrecently LancerEvolutionEVO,both gonebythewayside. Sincetherecessionof 2007to2011negatively affectedallmajorauto manufacturers,Mitsubishi wasespeciallyhardhit.Their dealershowroomsexperiencedamajornosedivewhile theirlineupofmanymodels tochoosefromŽendupwith todaysshortlistofjustfour offerings,whichinclude thelittleMiragethreecylindersub-compact,this newEclipseCross,andthe brothersOutlander. Thankfully,thenew Eclipsehelpsinshowroom numberdisplay,butits hardfiguringoutother thanexpandedfloorspace wherethisnewŽEclipse fits.Tomakeroomforthe newEclipseCross,theGT lineisdroppedfor2018 andalthoughmarketedas all-new,thisEclipseCross isprettymuchanOutlander abitlongerthanSportall jazzedup. Therearesomethings tocheerabout,however. EclipseCrossfeaturesanew eight-speedCVTautomatic transmissioninadditionto aforementioned1.5-liter turbofour,resultingin25 cityand26highwayEPA numbersfortheAWC models. TheEclipseCrossadditionallyfeaturessteering wheelpaddleshifters,the latterforthoseseekingmore controlovertheengineRPM, torquedeliveryandfuel consumptionmanagement. TheSuperAWC(4x4)isan electronically-controlled activefrontdifferentialunit withpush-buttonactivation thatengagesallwheelswhen needed.Therideisaverage togood,overall. Asfornear$36,000 MitsubishiEclipseSUVs, rememberthatthelowerpricedmodelscombined withdealerdiscountsmake thebestoverallbuys.Also lookforgreatleftoverdeals.TestDrive:2018MitsubishiEclipseCross2018MitsubishiEclipseCross[MITSUBISHI] Likes: Interior,sportylooks, lotsoffeatures,1.5turbo engine. Dislikes: Notmuchhorsepower,noradiotuningknob, optionscanpushpriceoutof goodbuyŽsphere. all the power and get-up youd expect in a rear-wheel-drive luxury car (all-wheel-drive is not an option). It can reach 150 mph with engine and elec-tric motors working together, and it can do 78 mph on electric alone.The ride is smooth but there is a persistent hiccup when-ever the gas engine takes over from electric. Its road man-ners are exceptional, staying flat on corners and S curves. Bumps and road divots are nicely absorbed, too, espe-cially in Tour mode. The other drive mode, Sport, offers more aggressive acceleration and a (much needed) boost in steering feel and response.Inside, its typical Caddy comfort, luxury and high technology. Hand-stitched, leather-trimmed seats are supportive and come heated, ventilated, and with 16-way adjustment for both driver and front passenger.Cadillacs CUE information/media system appears on a 10-inch color display and offers navigation, Apple and Android capabilities. Theres a 12-inch digital gauge cluster plus a head-up display for quick data at a glance. And it has a rear mirror-camera „ with washer! „ that allows unobstructed video views behind instead of the reflective view.A rear-seat, dual infotainment system with wireless headphones allows passengers equal rights to the fun stuff, music and videos. Or, if preferred, a chauffeur can take the wheel while the executive conducts business or enjoys the view through the dual sunroofs.The battery-squeezed trunk has only 11 cubic feet of space but is deep enough for a pair of golf bags.High-tech features extend to the safety package, including an automatic park assist that actually steers and brakes the vehicle. It also has adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist and pedestrian braking. Night vision is improved with an infrared image located between the gauges.So, considering there arent too many choices for a luxury hybrid sedan, the CT6 is worth a good look. If maximum mile-age is your thing, you might do better elsewhere. But the CT6 Plug-In comes fully loaded, remember, and its still easier on the wallet than similarlyequipped options from the European entries. CADILLACFrom Page C1posted a record $743 million loss in the second quarter of this y ear.If youre selling a car at a loss, it doesnt help no matter how many are purchased,Ž Lindland said.Musk promised in an August shareholder letter that his firm would, in the second half of this year, reach a position of sustained quarterly profits, absent a severe force majeure or economic downturn.ŽTesla has said nearly a half million pre-orders came in for the Model 3, but its unclear how many would-be buyers got fed up with delays or for other reasons backed out of the buying the vehicle theyd put a refundable $1,000 deposit on, Lindland said.I dropped out,Ž she said. I asked for my deposit back.ŽAllianceBernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, Jr. said in a research note Friday that he believed there was pent-up demandŽ for a $35,000 Model 3. But Sacconaghi questioned whether the company should have promised a version of the car at that price, when a higher-priced cheapest Tesla would have been better for the firms financials.The car is years ahead of its peers, and likely would have generated huge demand along with a tremendous con-sumer following, even with a base sticker price of $40K or $45K,Ž Sacconaghi wrote. A higher base price would have inevitably lessened the margin and cash flow challenges the company faces.ŽTesla said in a statement Friday that Model 3 production and sales were continuing to grow rapidly,Ž with a steady volume in manufac-turing capacity, allowing us to diversify our product offering to even more customers.ŽMusk on Thursday had also indicated that the long-range, rear-wheel-drive Model 3 will soon no longer be an option.Model 3 long range, rear wheel drive is still available for ordering off menu for another week or so,Ž Musk tweeted. TESLAFrom Page C1 Cadillacs CUE information/media system appears on a 10-inch color display and offers navigation, Apple and Android capabilitie s. Theres a 12-inch digital gauge cluster plus a head-up display for quick data at a glance. [CADILLAC]

PAGE 19 | Friday, October 26, 2018 C3MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEW MOVIES & TV STAYTUNEDNotyouraverageteenagewitchin ChillingAdventuresofSabrina T VInsiderkeepsyou uptodateonall thingstelevision. Dispatches:Weekly TVnews GoodnewsforGrimmŽ fans.Anuntitledspinoff isplannedatNBCfrom writerandexecutiveproducerMelissaGlennand executiveproducersSean HayesandToddMilliner. Theshowcontinuesthe mythologyoftheoriginal serieswithnewcharacters andmysteriesandafew returningfanfavorites. Contenders:Shows towatchthisweek €WithHalloweenjust aroundthecorner,newand returningseriesbringafew vampiresandwitchesto yourscreenthisweek.The debutofLegaciesŽ(CW, Oct.25,9p.m.EDT)continuesthesagaof TheVampireDiariesŽand TheOriginalsŽ withafocusonanewgenerationofsupernaturals. FamiliarcharactersHope Mikaelson (DanielleRoseRussell) andAlaricSaltzman(MatthewDavis)arefeatured intheseries,whichis setatwhereelsebutthe SalvatoreSchoolforthe YoungandGifted. €Moresupernatural adventuresareonNBC withthereturnofMidnight,TexasŽ(Oct.26,8 p.m.EDT),whichbegins itssecondseasonafter airinginsummer2017. BasedonCharlaineHarrisbookseriesofthesame name,theshowlacksthe seductiveappealofTrue Blood,Žbutthepremise ofatownfullofmagical outsidershassomecharm. €Netflixlaunchesa darkerversionoftheABC/ WBversionoftheteenagewitchwithChilling AdventuresofSabrinaŽ (Oct.26).Expectasolid performancefromMad MensŽKiernanShipka,as thenotyouraveragehigh schoolconjurer.Theseries isfromRiverdaleŽcreator RobertoAguirre-Sacasa. €Scaryteenagersof themortalvarietydebut onthetelevisionversion ofthe1988cultmovie HeathersŽ(Paramount Network).Delayedinthe aftermathofseveralschool shootings(andwithafew sensitivescenescut),the showpremieredonOct. 23at10p.m.EDTandwill broadcastitsnine-episode runoverfournights. €Takeabreakfromall thingsspookywiththe 2018WorldSeriesonFox. TheBostonRedSoxface theLosAngelesDodgers. ReportCard:Alookat winnersandlosersWinners:Freshman comedySingleParentsŽ earnedafullseasonorder fromABConthestrength ofitssecondplacefinish behindTheConners,Ž astheNo.2newcomedy oftheseasoninadults 18-49.Throughitsfirst threeepisodes,theshow hasdrawnanaverageof 5.6millionviewers.Also onABC,TheRookieŽ wasthenetworksmostwatcheddramadebutin the10-11p.m.hourinover sevenyears,with5.4millionviewerstuningin.Losers:Netflixcancelled superherodramaLuke CageŽaftertwoseasons. ItwasthesecondMarvel seriesthatthestreamingserviceaxed,recently announcingasimilar fateforIronFist.ŽAscenefromChillingAdventuresofSabrina.Ž[WARNERBROS.] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowIfyouvegotagreat openingshot,andan endingthataudiences, forwhateverreason,will carrywiththemandtalk about,allyouvegotto dotomakeamemorable movieishaveastrong middlesection.Weall knowthatkindofthing israre,evenforseasonedwriter-directors. ButactorJonah Hillhasgoneforand grabbedthegoldwith mid90s,Žhisfirst timeatthekeyboard andbehindthecamera. Hisopeningshotisofa 13-year-oldboybeing slammed,face-first, intoawallbyhisangry 17-year-oldbrother.The scenegrabsyourattention.Theendingneatly andinventivelysums upeverythingthats goneonintheprevious80-oddminutes. Those80minutes revolvearoundaplotless sliceoflifestyleexaminationofsomefolks whomakethegrittyside ofLosAngeles,circa 1995,theirhome.Or morespecifically,their playground.Thekid whomeetsupwiththe wallatthestartisStevie(SunnySuljic,who wasfeaturedasyoung BobinTheKillingofa SacredDeerŽ).Helives athomewithhistroubledbruteofabrother Ian(LucasHedgesfrom Manchesterbythe SeaŽ)andtheirsingle, not-very-happymom (KatherineWaterston). Hilltossesinhumor andpathos,bringsrifts betweencharactersto ahead,fillstheatmospherewithlotsof excellentperiodmusic, andmanagestocapture youthfulexuberancein awaythathasntbeen achievedsincethe2005 skateboardingmovie LordsofDogtown.Ž J onahHillmakes directingdebutwith authenticmid90s mid90sWrittenanddirectedby JonahHill WithSunnySuljic,Na-kel Smith,OlanPrenatt,Ryder McLaughlin,GioGalicia RatedR Stevie (Sunny Suljic)gets somelife lessonsfrom Ray(Na-kel Smith).[A24]ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowYoumighthavemissed thefirsttwoentriesin what,evenwithoutmuch commercialsuccess, hasbecomeafranchise. JohnnyEnglishŽ(2003) featuredRowanAtkinson asabumblingbutselfassuredBritishspy,the onlyoneleftaliveafter everyotheragentwas killedinanattack.Could hetakeonthebadguys? Youbet!JohnnyEnglish RebornŽ(2011)sawthe disgracedspycomeout ofretirementtostopan internationalassassinationplot.Couldhe...Oh, please,ofcoursehecould! JohnnyEnglishStrikes AgainŽstandsonitsown, andthreadseverything togetherbyhavingthe BritishSecretServiceonce againthreatened,this timebyahackerwhohas revealedtheidentitiesof allactiveagents.When thefrustratedandmost likelyidioticPrimeMinister(playedwithnuanced comictimingbyEmma Thompson)istoldthat everycurrentagenthas beenouted,andtheresno onetofigureoutwhodid it,shecommands,So, bringbackanOLDone!Ž Well,thereareretired AgentsFive,Seven,and Nine(MichaelGambon, CharlesDance,andEdward Fox),buttheresalsoa fourthpossibility:Retired agent-turned-geography teacherJohnnyEnglish, whoismanagingtosurreptitiouslytrainhisyoung studentsintheartof espionage.ItsawonderfulmomentwhenAtkinson getstoplayagainstthose threeveteranactors,but knowthis:Hischaracter isstillabig-timebumbler and,duetowhatIllcall error,Žthethreeother gentspartsarequickly reducedtocameos. So,JohnnyEnglishis backonthejob,withthe assistanceofhisreturning sidekickBough(BenMiller, whoplayedtheroleinthe firstfilm),andhesoutto findthehackerculprit. Buttherearegroundrules: HewillonlyworktheOld Schoolway,whichmeans carryingagunanddrivinga gas-powered(noneofthat hybridcrap)AstonMartin, andonlyacherryredone willdo.Soon,heandBough areontheroadtoAntibes, whereamysteriousluxury yachtawaitsthem. Thisisaspyfilmwithall oftheusualspyingredients:Asmart,charming, wealthy,power-madvillain (JakeLacy);ahigh-speed carchasealongatwisty mountainroad;agorgeous woman(OlgaKurylenko) whocouldpassasaBondŽ girl,butinthiscaseshould probablybecalledan EnglishŽgirl,eventhough shesaRussiangirl;magneticboots;instant-release super-high-energypills; low-intensityexplodingcottonbatting;and, ofcourse,anexoskeleton suitthatincreasesyour strength100times. Itsaspyspoofwithan unendingsupplyofsight gags„somesubtle,some silly,somewildlyfunny, somepainfullyobvious. AtkinsonplaysEnglishas asmoothandproperand low-keyoperative.Forthis character,hesremoved themischievousedgethat hegaveMr.Bean,buthe stillputsonaseriousface andattitudethatnicely counterbalancesaseriesof absurdsituations.Miller remainsmostlyinthebackground,stayingcemented inthatsidekickrole,butis obviouslythebrighterhalf oftheduo.BothLaceyand Thompsongivetheircharactersjusttherightamount ofgusto(Lacey)andfoolishness(Thompson). Bythetimethefilm shiftsitssettingtothe G12SummitinScotland, whereinternationalleadersaregoingtomeetup withthatvillainandhis dastardlyplans,viewerswillbecertainthat,1) theworldwillbesaved, and2)theresundoubtedlyanothergagwaiting rightaroundthecorner. JustasJohnnyEnglishprefersdeploying OldSchoolmethodsto hisspying,thefilmisan OldSchoolspysendup, onethatmightnotwork onmodernaudiences. Itsagenial,inoffensive moviethatplaysitsafe, evenintheonenudeŽ scenethatssochaste,you couldshowittograndma ƒandyouryoungkids. EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached A tkinsongenially b umbleshisway throughsequel Ophelia(OlgaKurylenko)andJohnny(RowanAtkinson)dosome OldSchoolspying.[FOCUSFEATURES] JohnnyEnglishStrikes AgainWrittenbyWilliamDavies; directedbyDavidKerr WithRowanAtkinson,Olga Kurylenko,JakeLacy,Ben Miller,EmmaThompson RatedPG




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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Your grounded nature makes all the difference in how you react -unlike those around you. You see trends and know that ultimately everything will end up being OK. Confusion could surround a conversation. Verify and clarify facts. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Stay on top of news, especially if it comes from a friend or family member. You will gain a new perspective, though you might not choose to act on this knowledge right away. You will observe for a while before you make any decisions. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could feel out of sorts until midafternoon. A conversation is likely to open a door that has been closed until now. A lightness and easiness take over as a result. Start your weekend as you would like. Ask others to join you. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might be weighing the pros and cons of a situation. You might not be sure if you want to become involved. Express your upbeat personality and ideas. Understand that you dont have to walk down a specic path. You can say no, if you so choose. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You might be scheduling appointments and simultaneously clearing your desk. You know when its time to move on. It appears as though several friends could be waiting for you. Dont bail on what has become a regular happening. No excuses! AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You might opt to stay close to home until midday, when you feel ready to get into the weekend. Do not allow a family member to distract you right now. Your playful and lively spirit emerges by midafternoon. Can you be stopped? Only if you want to be. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your patience could be tested. Frustrations might become intense. Allow your creativity to express itself. You will want to make today an early day. Speak to a friend before formalizing your plans, as he or she might have an intriguing suggestion or two. | Friday, October 26, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, OCT. 26, the 299th day of 2018. There are 66 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On October 26th, 1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River. ON THIS DATE: In 1774 the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia. In 1881, the "Gunght at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Arizona, as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers and Holliday were wounded. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour. In 1972 national security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam. In 1984, "Baby Fae," a newborn with a severe heart defect, was given the heart of a baboon in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, California. (Baby Fae lived 21 days with the animal heart.) In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists.


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