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LOCAL | A3LOCALS GET A TASTE OF EXOTIC MEATS AT BEAST FEAST SALUTE | A6EUSTIS ARMY GENERALS SERVICE SPANNED TWO WORLD WARS SPORTS | B1CATCH ALL THE FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ACTION @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, October 27, 2018 75 ¢ Salute .........................A6 Faith ...........................A7 Opinion .......................A9 Weather .....................A10 Sports ..........................B1 Homes .........................C1 Volume 142, Issue 300 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Tom McNifftom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comFRUITLAND PARK „ A Fruitland Park man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for sending a fake anthrax letter to the Lake County Sheriffs Office.Jerry Nelson Stinchcomb, 50, entered the plea Oct. 16 to a charge of mailing threatening communica-tions and could be sent to prison for 15 years when he is sentenced at a later date. Although he was charged with sending only one hoax letter, he is believed to be responsible for sending more than half a dozen to government and private offices in Lake and surrounding coun-ties late last year and early this year.According to the U.S. Attor-neys Office, Stinchcomb sent a series of envelopes containing a white powdery substance and threatening letters between Dec. 1 and May 31 to various entities in Lake, Volusia, Sumter and Orange counties.The Daily Commercial was subjected to the hoax three times. One of the letters Man guilty of sending fake anthrax Stinchcomb By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker and Colleen LongThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Federal authorities captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump on Friday and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prom-inent Democrats, capping a nationwide search in a case that spread fear of electionseason violence with little precedent in the U.S.Justice Department officials announced five federal charges against Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, and revealed that DNA and a fin-gerprint found on an envelope package helped them identify the suspect after a five-day, coast-to-coast investiga-tion. Even as he was arrested and charged, investigators scrutinized new suspicious packages believed to be tied to his plot.FBI officials did not disclose a motive, although Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested politics may have played a role, noting Sayoc appeared to be a partisan.Ž Those who saw him in the neighborhood, unmistakable in a white van plastered with Trumps image and politi-cal stickers, described him as unsettling and troubled.Sayocs social media profiles portray a deeply dis-affected conservative who trafficked in online conspir-acy theories, parody accounts Fla. man charged in bomb scareBy Elliot Spagat and Jill ColvinThe Associated PressCALEXICO, California „ Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that everything is on the tableŽ as the administration considered new measures to stifle immi-gration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will not be welcome.We are looking at every possible way within the legal construct that we have to make sure that those who dont have legal right to come to this country do not come in,Ž Nielsen said. The caravan of migrants heading north through Mexico by foot is about 1,000 miles away and dwindling in numbers.Nielsen spoke after the Pentagon approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred to help the U.S. Border Patrol. She US: Everything on table to block caravanFrom the Mount Dora cra Fair to Halloween eventsStaff ReportLEESBURG … You couldnt order up a better forecast for the weekend, with clear skies and mild temperatures.And what better way to enjoy this gorgeous weather than to get out and take advantage of one of the many outdoor events taking place around Lake County. From the Mount Dora Craft Fair to various fall festivals and Halloween celebrations, there are family-friendly events galore. Heres a quick glance. Clermont Harvest Festival Celebrate the season at the Clermont Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on Montrose Street. More than 150 vendors will line the street along with a petting farm, train rides, a pop-up escape room and merchants staying open late. From 10 a.m. to noon there is a pumpkin decorating contest, noon to 5 p.m. a kids A big weekend aheadKids of all ages will have fun at the Boo Bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Towne Square, 510 W. Main St. in Leesburg. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] The 34th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair brings more than 400 crafters from around the country to downtown Mount Dora 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] See ANTHRAX, A5 See WEEKEND, A5 See BOMB, A5 See CARAVAN, A5

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A2 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommet.com................................352-365-8268 REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown.Print delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from GateHouse Media and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers at any time by calling 352-787-0600 or emailing us at subscriptions@dailycommercial.com. The advertised price does not include the charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are published to provide additional information and value to our readers. You agree that you will be charged up to an additional $7 for each premium edition published and delivered to you during your subscription period, in addition to the cost of your subscription. The length of your subscription will be shortened by the publication of premium editions if those premium editions are delivered to you during your subscription. You may elect to be billed separately for premium editions by contacting Customer Service at 1-352-787-0600 or email us at subscriptions@dailycommercial.com. Thus, unless you elect to be billed separately up to an additional $7 for each premium edition, you agree that the length of your subscription will be shortened in proportion to the value of the number of premium editions published and delivered to you during your subscription period. As an illustrative example, if you select a subscription of up to 12 weeks at a cost of $48.00, and two premium editions at $2 each are published and delivered to you during that subscription period, your subscription will be shortened by 1 week because the weekly cost of the subscription is $4 per week and the premium charges total $4. Depending upon the length of your subscription and the timing of the publication and the delivery of premium editions, you will not be charged for any premium editions if none are published and delivered to you during your subscription. As such, in that case only, the length of your subscription will not be shortened. The timing of the publication and the delivery of the premium edition is variable. There will be no more than 18 premium editions published each calendar year. For more info or to make changes or cancel your subscription, please call Customer Service at 1-352-787-0600 or email us at subscriptions@dailycommercial.com.MISSED YOUR NEWSPAPER?: Email subscriptions@ dailycommercial.com anytime or call 352-787-0600 in Lake County or 877-702-0600 in Sumter County from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday. If youre going on vacation, call circulation 48 hours ahead to stop service. OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY: The Daily Commercial promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its pages. If you believe we have made an error, call the news department at 352-365-8250. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CALENDAR, GAME RESULTS: Email upcoming events, along with news about awards and personal or professional milestones „ with a photo, if you desire „ to news@ dailycommercial.com. Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by calling 352-365-8268 or 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESThe Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Thursday, Oct. 25 Cash 4 Life: 27-33-34-42-43-4 Fantasy 5: 10-17-19-28-34 Friday, Oct. 26 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-8-4-4-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-5-8-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 6-6-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-2LOTTERY DATELINESDEAD SEA, JORDANJordanian rescuers search for survivors of ” ash ” oods Friday at the Dead Sea area in Jordan. The body of a 12-year-old girl was recovered early Friday, a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away by the torrent. The death toll rose to 21 on Friday, in what Civil Defense of“ cials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren. [OMAR AKOUR/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPProtesters run as tires burn Friday near the Gaza Strip border with Israel. Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants “ red rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. Israels chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot conducted situational assessment while the airstrikes and barrages of rockets continued, the army added without elaborating. [ADEL HANA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]CHICAGOJeffrey Sallet, special agent in charge of the Chicago FBI bureau, announces charges Friday against alleged gang members who they say are responsible for the murders of 11 men between 2014 and 2016 in Chicago. The Goonie Boss faction operated in the Englewood neighborhood, killing rivals, issuing threats through social media, boasting online about acts of violence and threatening witnesses, according to documents. [CHICAGO SUN-TIMES VIA AP]By Christopher ShermanThe Associated PressPIJIJIAPAN, Mexico „ Kenia Yoselin Gutierrez had long thought about migrating from her native Honduras to the United States, but stories of others who made the trip scared her off: migrants being raped or disappearing, children stolen.When she heard about the caravan that has now grown into several thousand people traveling through southern Mexico, she saw her chance. Her 5-year-old daughter, sister and niece joined her.Its not so easy to walk this road alone and with chil-dren,Ž the 23-year-old said, sitting with her sister and their daughters under a tarp near the main square in the southern Mexican town of Pijijiapan. But while we are accompanied like this, its not so dangerous.ŽThe tropical sun may be hot, the road long and Mexi-can authorities unhelpful and even harassing, but many in the caravan say traveling in a large group helps safeguard them from the dangers that plague the trail northward.Its also a relatively inex-pensive way to make the trip, as intensified U.S. efforts to seal the border have driven the price smugglers charge as high as $12,000 „ a sum those fleeing poverty and violence can ill afford.At the same time, kidnapping and extorting money from migrants has become big business for Mexican criminal organizations, especially near the U.S. border, making it more difficult for people to attempt crossings on their own.The result has been caravans like this one and the camaraderie that comes amid thousands of strangers who all share a common history and goal.We are from the same country,Ž said Harlin Sandoval, who was waiting with several hundred others on the highway outside Pijijiapan, hoping to hitch a ride from passing trucks. And I feel more protected.ŽOn Friday, the caravan set out for its most ambitious single-day trek since the migrants crossed into the southern Mexican state of Chiapas a week ago, a 60-mile (100-kilometer) hike up the coast from Pijijiapan to the town of Arriaga.The group has thinned con-siderably from exhaustion and illness, and was about 4,000-strong compared with its peak of more than 7,000. Still 1,000 miles from the nearest U.S. border crossing at McAllen, Texas, the journey could be twice as long if the group heads for the Tijuana-San Diego frontier, as another caravan did earlier this year. Only about 200 in that group made it to the border.While such migrant caravans have taken place regularly over the years, pass-ing largely unnoticed, they have received widespread attention this year after fierce opposition from U.S. Presi-dent Donald Trump.On Friday, the Pentagon approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred, to help the U.S. Border Patrol as Trump seeks to transform fears about immigration and the caravan into electoral gains in the Nov. 6 midterms.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed off on the request for help from the Department of Homeland Security and authorized the military staff to work out details such as the size, com-position and estimated cost of the deployments, accord-ing to a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss planning that has not yet been publicly announced.Stoking fears about the caravan and illegal immigra-tion to rally his Republican base, the president has insin-uated that gang members and Middle EasternersŽ are mixed in the group, though he later acknowledged there was no proof of that.On Friday, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the launch of what he called the You are at homeŽ plan, offering shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans in the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca if they apply for refuge. Pena Nieto said the plan is only for those who fulfill Mexican lawsŽ and is a first step toward permanent refuge status. Even before the announce-ment, authorities said more than 1,700 of the migrants had applied for refugee status, while hundreds of others had accepted bus rides home.Mexicos government has allowed the migrants to make their way on foot, but has not provided them with food, shelter or bathrooms, reserv-ing any aid for those who turn themselves in.Police have also been ejecting paid migrant passengers off buses, enforcing an obscure road insurance regulation to make it tougher for them to travel that way.In migrant caravan, theres safety in numbersCentral American migrants have fun after bathing in a river Thursday in Pijijiapan, Mexico. [RODRIGO ABD/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] SCRANTON, PA.Man accused of Trump threat disrupts hearing, held for trialA Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been ordered to remain detained pending a trial.Shawn Christy is charged with making threats against Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Mor-ganelli and others.When asked to enter his plea in federal court in Scranton on Friday, the 27-year-old said he is absolutely not guilty.ŽThe federal judge decided he was a flight risk and couldnt be released on bond. Prosecutors say Christy posted threats on Facebook in early June naming the president and anyone trying to detain him on the basis of a bench warrant.TALLAHASSEE, FLA.GOP voters edge Dems with 2 million Florida ballots castMore than 2 million voters have already cast their bal-lots in the battleground state of Florida, and so far, Republicans have the edge.New statistics released Friday by the state Division of Elections show that nearly 560,000 people have voted early this week. Additionally, nearly 1.48 million people have voted by mail. Nearly 870,000 GOP voters have cast ballots, compared to slightly more than 808,000 Democrats. There are more than 13 mil-lion registered voters in the state. Florida voters are choosing whether their new governor should be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum or former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. CHARLESTON, W.VA.West Virginia Supreme Court halts impeachment trialsWest Virginias Supreme Court has effectively halted the legislatures remaining efforts to impeach the states justices as a violation of the separation of powers doctrine.A panel of acting justices ordered that its decision to stop Justice Margaret Workmans impeachment hearing also applies to retired Justice Robin Davis and suspended Justice Allen Loughry, who had peti-tioned the court to intervene. The court ruled earlier this month that the Senate doesnt have jurisdiction to pursue its impeachment trial of Workman. The Senate postponed Workmans trial after the presiding judge didnt show up following the court ruling.The Associated PressIN BRIEF

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS BUSHNELLCops: Bushnell man repeatedly raped, molested childSumter County sheriffs investigators recently arrested a man for repeatedly raping and molesting a child between the age of 4 and 7. William Troy Miles, 33, of Bushnell, was charged with 13 counts of sexual assault of a victim under the age of 12. The charge carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted. The Sumter County Sher-iffs Office has reason to suspect there may be additional victims and is asking anyone with information to please contact Detective Pam Warren at 352-793-2621,Ž a press release from the Sher-iffs Office stated. Anonymous callers can reach out through Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Deputies received the initial call on Oct. 21 at 10:13 a.m. Authorities are reluctant to release more information, but did say that the person who reported the crime is a rela-tive of the victim. This is still an active investigation,Ž said Lt. John Galvin. WILDWOOD Two teens killed in wreck on SR 44 in Sumter CountyTwo teenagers were killed Friday afternoon when the car they were in left State Road 44 west of County Road 44A, hit a driveway culvert, became airborne, struck a powerline, a tree branch and two trees. Jared Cleve Corbin Jr., 18, and Julian Tyrel Patterson, 15, both of Wildwood, died at the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. They were headed east on SR 44 in a 2009 Ford just west of CR 44A when the accident occurred at 12:30 p.m, FHP said. The wreck remains under investigation. ORLANDOFloridas population grew 11 percent in past 8 yearsA new estimate shows Floridas population grew by almost 11 percent in the past eight years. The estimate released this week by the University of Floridas Bureau of Economic and Business Research puts Floridas population at 20.8 million residents as of this past April. The estimate shows that Florida has grown by 2 million residents since the last decen-nial Census in 2010. The decennial Census is used for drawing new congressional and legislative districts. The University of Florida research bureau arrives at its estimate using utility customers, homestead exemptions and building permits. The U.S. Census uses births, deaths and migration in its calculation and places Floridas population at 20.9 million residents as of July 2017. Florida is the nations third most populous state, trailing only California and Texas. By Payne Ray praydailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ Unhappy Clermont residents poured into the City Council meet-ing Tuesday to protest a controversial charter school approved earlier in October.The charter had been denied twice by the Lake County School Board until board members relented under the threat of a lengthy and uncertain legal battle.Then the Clermont City Council approved a construction permit for the for-profit Charter Schools USA.But on Tuesday, oppo-nents of the school called on the council to take a new vote and revoke the permit.The permit allows the school to be built despite the land being slated for sites of worship or church day cares.But much of that presentation was built on lies, according to School Board Member Marc Dodd, who spoke at the meeting on behalf of Lake Schools. Dodd told the council that Charter Schools USA was wrong to claim schools in the area were overcrowded, City urged to reject charter schoolSchool board member Marc Dodd told the council that Charter Schools USA was wrong to claim schools in the area were overcrowded, and that it lied about the school board vetting the site. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Annual feast serves up exotic dishes for a good causeYou can get chicken, beef or pork anywhere. But gator? Caribou? Wild boar? That's what drew hundreds of people to the Beast Feast on the lawn of the historic Mote-Morris House in downtown Leesburg Thursday. The Beast Feast is an annual all-you-can-eat culinary free-for-all featuring a variety of exotic and unusual meats along with fresh oysters and comfort food casseroles. The event benefits the Leesburg Center for the Arts.A beastly good timeBryan Reynolds presented his smoked, bacon-wrapped gator sponsored by Lake Eye at Beast Feast on Thursday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Tony Holt Gatehouse Media FloridaWater samples taken from the ocean Tuesday showed no concentrations of red tide along Volusia County beaches, officials announced Thursday.The Florida Fish and Wild-life Conservation Commission confirmed no abundance of algal blooms in any of the samples that were collected at the three locations „ Hiles Boulevard and Crawford Road in New Smyrna Beach and Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach, according to a county media release.All three samples were shipped to the commission for testing. Staff from the county's Environmental Man-agement and Beach Safety divisions assisted in collect-ing the samples.The county will continue to collect samples weekly for testing, county spokeswoman Joanne Magley said. FWC confirmed Thursday that no concentrations of Karenia brevis were detected in any of the three samples taken by Volusia County staff on Oct. 23. The county will continue to collect samples weekly for testing by FWC. Red tide is caused by an over abundance of algal blooms that discolor coastal waters. The phenomenon may cause illness in humans and sea life. Dead fish were washing ashore last week in neighbor-ing Brevard County due to red tide, according to reports. To report a dead fish sighting, call 1-800-636-0511.Volusia water samples negative for red tideSwain Padgett and “ re“ ghter Jeff Moore drop frog legs and gator bites into the fryer at Beast Feast on Thursday. Members of the Volusia County Environmental Management Division collect ocean water. David Knowles shows off his smoked turkey at Beast Feast. Robert Bowersox, of A-line Fire and Safety and Aztek Systems, serves quail and buffalo goulash at Beast Feast on Thursday. Miles Mount Doras Heirloom Realty International showcases area homes to overseas buyersBy Cindy SharpCorrespondentMOUNT DORA … Elizabeth Downes, president and broker of Heirloom Realty International in Mount Dora, found a way to merge her pas-sion and her career into one.I have been in property management for as long as I can remember,Ž she said. I had just closed down my last business because I wanted to do more for the community. Then, at four in the morning, it hit me that I can do both.ŽDownes started the company about four months ago with two main strategies: showcase Lake County prop-erty to foreign buyers and create an incentive program in exchange for volunteer work.According to Downes and Florida Realtors, overseas buyers accounted for 21 per-cent of the sales volume of Florida homes last year. This adds up to approximately $23.6 billion. The top buyers came from China, Canada and the United Kingdom. With so many Lake County homes on the market and many buyers looking for investment and retirement Mount Dora rm sells Lake County abroadPresident and Broker of Heirloom Realty International Elizabeth Downes. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Clermont residents voice opposition at City Council meetingSee CHARTER, A4 See FIRM, A4

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A4 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comproperty, Downes created international websites geared to the top buying countries. Its a huge opportunity,Ž she said. We focus on relevancy, recency and geography. Buyers are going to buy, so why not here?ŽDownes said there are a lot of UK and Canadian clients looking at properties in Mount Dora, Tavares, Deer Island and Eustis. Although more buyers mean a better economy, Downes also believes we have to take care of our community. This is why she created the Lets Do Some Good TogetherŽ incentive program for buyers, sellers and agents. I'm just one person, but this allows me to create an army of people to serve our commu-nity,Ž Downes said. For buyers and sellers, Heirloom offers to pay $1,000 on every closing cost in exchange for eight hours of volunteer service in the community. There's also a bonus incentive for agents on every closing when they complete their eight hours. Our goal is to reach 1,600 hours for the year and we are already way above schedule for that,Ž Downes said. So many people intend to volunteer, but never find the outlet or incentive to do it. This creates it.ŽSome of the organizations that have benefited from the program include the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Forever Home Pet Rescue, Lake Cares Pantry, P.A.W.S., Lake County Animal Shelter, Second Harvest, L.E.A.S.H and the Lake County Childrens Literacy program. Everything works together,Ž Downes said. More buyers means a better economy and more closings means more volunteer service. Its been incredible to see this vision come together.ŽHeirloom Realty is located at 851 N Donnelly in Mount Dora. FIRMFrom Page A3Succulant plants are given away to clients with the message take one and grow with us,Ž at Heirloom Realty International in Mount Dora. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] President and Broker of Heirloom Realty International Elizabeth Downes and Executive Assistant Dana Duran run Heirloom Realty International in Mount Dora. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM Funeral Services Jack Alvin Marable passed away October 24, 2018 surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was born August 6, 1925 to Alvin and Grace Marable. He graduated Umatilla High School and was a member of the marching band and the football team. He proudly served in the United States Navy in 1941 having served in World War II. He returned to Umatilla and met the love of his life, Nellie Bea Parrish and married November 25, 1956. He was the plant superintendent at Golden Gem Growers for many years. He owned and operated Jacks TV, Jacks Farm Excavation and Hauling and Jacks Farm … Blueberries. He was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother: Grace Brantley Marable; and his wife: Nellie Bea Marable. He is survived by his sister: Jean Marable Gilbert; his sons: Charles Christopher Marable (Karen), Zack Brantley Marable; his daughter: Cathy/Catoe Marable Brannen; his grandsons: Charles Dustin Marable, Matthew Marable (Shannon), and Carter Marable; his granddaughters: Christina Tripp (AJ), Justina Sharp (Randy), Amanda Marable, and Lila Marable; his great grandchildren: Mckenzie, Shelby, Alex, Bayliegh, Dalton, Brailyn, Levi and Peyton. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Beyers Funeral Home Chapel in Umatilla with Pastor Brooks Braswell of“ciating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. … 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The interment will follow the service at the Ponceannah Cemetery in Paisley, FL. Online condolences may be made at www. beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Umatilla, FL.Jack Alvin Marable TodaysServices IN MEMORY By FREIDA FRISARO and TAMARA LUSHAssociated PressPANAMA CITY„ Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael.The board wants to reopen the countys schools „ the ones that werent destroyed „ on Monday, with students returning two weeks later. But teachers like Ferrell say that could be difficult when their living situa-tions are so tenuous.Mondays awfully quick when so many of us are suffering,Ž said Ferrell, who lives in Panama City, the hardest-hit area. After she spoke to the board, two people in the audience pressed cash into her hands. Tears welled in her eyes.The hurricane severely damaged her condo, leav-ing her without water, sewer service or electric-ity. Except for one night that she slept in a tent in the parking lot, she has stayed in her water-damaged unit. The inside is stacked with food and other necessities in plastic tubs, and some of her possessions are stuffed into black trash bags.Mold has begun to grow inside the condo. A sour, dank smell perme-ates the place. Still, she is reluctant to shut the door and go somewhere else.What little I do have, Im worried somebodys going to steal it,Ž she said, adding that she spends nights with a flashlight and a 9 mm gun at her side.Reopening schools in the Florida district hit hardest by the hurricane Oct. 10 depends a lot on achieving some degree of normalcy out-side the classroom for the 28,000 students and the 1,800 teachers and other employees.The Category 4 storm slammed Bay County two weeks ago with winds of 155 mph (250 kph). Since then, some teachers whose homes were destroyed have spent nights in their own class-rooms or slept in tents and cars. All 36 of the districts schools were damaged; six are unusable.We have a delicate balance between the humanitarian needs and the need to open schools in order to show our community that normal will exist again,Ž said district spokeswoman Sharon Michalik. We have teachers who have lost everything and they are camping out in their classrooms. Well have to find them somewhere else to live.ŽMichalik said some pos-sibilities under discussion are tent cities for district employees and on-site day care for their children.We are meeting every day with community leaders to try to identify options,Ž she said, adding that she has heard estimates of some 20,000 homes in the area that need to be replaced. The needs are many and varied and never-ending.ŽDenise Hinsons home was one of the few in her mobile home park that didnt have extensive damage. But theres no electricity, making it hard to live there and even more difficult to create lesson plans and grade papers. Toppled trees make it impossible to reach her home by car.Since the hurricane, she has been living in a hotel with her mother in Ocala, Florida, about four hours away, paying $80 a night. Many of the hotels in the Panama City area were damaged and left uninhabitable, and the few that are left are fully booked by displaced residents, utility crews, Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives and other recovery workers.Hinson also worries about her students, many of whom live in poverty or are in foster care.Hinson, who has taught for 31 years, said she is in a tough spot: She needs the money that returning to school will deliver since she hasnt yet received disaster assistance. But if she doesnt go back on Monday, she said, she will have to take unpaid leave.I dont have a home, so how can I be effective at my work when I cant shower or cook food?Ž said Hinson, who teaches seventh-graders language arts at New Horizons Learning Center. Maybe I will live at the school? I dont have anything else to do.ŽAnd then there is the trauma, damage and displacement suffered by students and their families. Sixteen-year-old Kassie Pigmans home was OK, and she is ready to return to class, but her school, Panama City Marina Institute, was heavily damaged.I dont have a school to go to,Ž she said. It sucks.ŽOn Friday at Panama Citys Lucille Moore Ele-mentary, the spot where fifth-graders normally wait in the carpool line was covered with pallets of bottled water that volunteers were handing out. The schools lawn had been torn up by a forklift. The rifles of National Guard troops who were assisting leaned against the school.District officials are surveying teachers and staff to determine how many will be returning to their jobs. Michalik said they wont know how many students will be returning until the day classes resume.How can I be e ective?: Teachers su er after Michael Regina Ferrell, a fourth grade teacher in Panama City, stands in front of her damaged condo building in Panama City. Since Hurricane Michael swept through the area, many teachers like Ferrell are sleeping in half-destroyed homes, living in cars or staying in their classrooms. [TAMARA LUSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] and that it lied about the School Board vetting the site.In fact, Dodd said, the three schools within a half mile of that site will be able to accommodate growth for some time.He alleged that Charter Schools USA had requested the site not to fix overcrowding but to recruit from A-rated schools to get good scores without putting in the work.Others at the meeting were concerned about the traffic situation as well, noting that the site is at the intersection of two busy roads and within 100 feet of peoples homes.The roads in question include Citrus Tower Blvd., which sees more than 18,000 trips per day, according to county records.The intersecting Steves Road, which saw nearly 7,000 trips a day last year, would serve as the schools only access point and cur-rently acts as a connector between Citrus Tower Boulevard and U.S. 27.The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization said the proposed school would add almost 800 trips a day during peak travel hours, though represen-tatives of Charter Schools USA wrote in response that they had plans to deal with that.Another complaint presented by the School District, in a letter prepared by both Dodd and Superintendent Diane Kornegay, was that Char-ter Schools USA had multiple schools perform-ing at or below a grade C in Florida.According to records from the Florida Department of Education, schools run by Charter Schools USA do occasion-ally have A or B grades, but the schools earn Cs frequently, and on occasion fall to Ds or Fs.According to Clermonts Communications Director, Kathryn Deen, the Clermont City Coun-cil wont be able to vote on the issue again because their hearing resulted in a final action.Ž How-ever, citizens can appeal to the Lake County Circuit Court to request reconsideration. CHARTERFrom Page A3 According to records from the Florida Department of Education, schools run by Charter Schools USA do occasionally have A or B grades, but the schools earn Cs frequently, and on occasion fall to Ds or Fs. We have a delicate balance between the humanitarian needs and the need to open schools in order to show our community that normal will exist again. We have teachers who have lost everything and they are camping out in their classrooms. Well have to nd them somewhere else to live.ŽSharon Michalik, district spokeswoman

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 A5and name-calling. He called a Florida school shooting survivor a fake phony,Ž peddled theories about George Soros, the billionaire political donor targeted this week by a package bomb and denigrated other Democrats who were later the intended recipients of explosive packages.An amateur body builder and former strip-per who once spent time on probation for a bomb threat charge, Sayoc first registered as a Republican voter just ahead of the March 2016 Republi-can primary and quickly identified himself as a proud Trump supporter, tweeting and posting on Facebook videos that appear to show him at Trump rallies.He appeared to be to living in his van, show-ering on the beach or at a local fitness center.Sayocs arrest Friday was a major break-through in the nationwide manhunt following the discovery of explosive devices addressed to prominent Democrats and other frequent targets of conservative ire, includ-ing former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and the cable network CNN. On Friday, new packages addressed to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper were intercepted „ both similar to those containing pipe bombs discovered earlier in the week. Investigators in California scrutinized a package sent to Demo-cratic Sen. Kamala Harris, her office said, and one sent to Tom Steyer, a billionaire businessman who has campaigned for months for Trumps impeachment.The mail bombs, coming barely a week before major midterm elections, sparked a heated national conversation about the hard-edged political cli-mate and Trumps role in fanning the flames. The president as branded the media the enemy of the peopleŽ and hurled harsh, personal insults at others targeted in the plot.Shortly after Sayoc was detained, Trump declared that we must never allow political violence to take root in AmericaŽ and that Americans must unify.ŽSpeaking later to reporters Friday evening before leaving for a political rally in North Carolina, said he knows Sayoc supported him but that he himself bears no blame.Ž Hours earlier Trump had complained via tweet that this bomb stuffŽ was taking attention away from the upcoming election and that critics were wrongly blaming him.FBI and police officials worked swiftly to untangle clues this week as the packages mounted, sometimes several in the same day.The big break came when a fingerprint found on one of the packages, intended for California Rep. Maxine Waters, matched a fingerprint of Sayocs on file with Flor-ida authorities. A DNA sample from a device intended for Obama similarly matched the suspects DNA, the FBI said.An additional clue: Mis-spellings from his online posts matched mistakes found on the packages, according to an 11-page criminal complaint that included the formal charges of threatening former presidents and transporting explosives across state lines.Some packages included photographs of the intended recipients marked with a red x,Ž the FBI said. The packages contained timers and bat-teries, but were not rigged to explode upon opening. Officials were uncertain whether the devices were poorly designed or never intended to cause physi-cal harm.Authorities noted that they included energetic material.Ž A footnote to the charging document said such explosive mate-rial gives off heat and energy through a rapid exothermic reaction when initiated by heat, shock or friction.ŽThese are not hoax devices,Ž FBI Director Chris Wray said.Sayoc was arrested near an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida, north of Miami. Across the street, Thomas Fiori, a former federal law enforcement officer, said he saw about 50 armed officers swarm a man standing outside a white van. They ordered him to the ground, Fiori said, and he did not resist.He had that look of, Im done, I surrender,Ž Fiori said.Sayoc appears to have been living on the margins, regularly running into trouble with the law and struggling to make ends meet. He was repeatedly arrested for theft in the 1990s, faced felony charges of posses-sion of anabolic steroids in 2004 and was convicted of grand theft in 2014. In 2002, he served a year of probation for a felony charge of threatening to throw or place a bomb.His lawyer in that case said the charge stemmed from a heated conversa-tion with a Florida utility representative.Ronald Lowy, a Miami attorney, said Sayoc showed no ability at the time to back up his threat with any bomb-making expertise.Sayoc had $4,175 in personal property and more than $21,000 in debts when filed for bank-ruptcy in 2012. Debtor lives with mother, owns no furniture,Ž his lawyer indicated in a property list.made the comments during a visit to South-ern California, where she toured the first completed section of President Donald Trumps 30-foot border wall in the El Centro Sector.President Donald Trump, meanwhile, reit-erated that the country needs a strong, beauti-ful border.ŽIts a big caravan,Ž Trump told a gathering of young black conserva-tive leaders at the White House.I called up the military. Were not letting them in, they ought to go back now because were not.ŽOne of the plans under discussion would use the same mechanism as Trumps controversial travel ban to block migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S, according to two people familiar with the discussion. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the idea, which they stressed was still in the early planning stages and had yet to be decided.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has signed off on a request for help from the Department of Homeland Security and authorized the military staff to work out details such as the size, composition and estimated cost of the deployments, according to a U.S. official.Mattis, who is traveling in the Middle East, is expected to approve the actual deployments after all the details are ironed out, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss planning that has not yet been completed or publicly announced.In a brief written state-ment the Pentagon gave several examples of assis-tance they would provide. These include barricades and fencing; helicopters and airplanes to move Border Patrol person-nel, and medical teams to triage and treat patients and prepare them for commercial transport. It also will provide personal protective gear and tem-porary housing for Border Patrol personnel.During her visit to the border, Nielsen told reporters, Let me be clear, walls work.Ž She cited a decrease in those trying to cross in the area due to more formidable border wall infrastruc-ture, more manpower and technology.contained a threat to President Donald Trump.On March 7, the Lake Emergency Services office in Mount Dora and the Social Security office in Leesburg got hit on the same day. The next day, First Baptist Church of Leesburg received a hoax letter. In each case, white powder inside the envelope turned out to be harmless baking powder.Banks and medical offices also received letters.Local HAZMAT teams, the Florida Department of Health, law enforcement and other agencies had to respond in every incident.In each case, the correspondence contained black lettering generated by a label-maker. From March through April, employees of the Fruit-land Park Post Office intercepted letters with the same labeling type, the U.S. Attorneys office stated in a press release.Through further investigation, Stinchcomb was eventually identified as the person responsible for mailing an anthrax hoax letter on May 30, using a Fruitland Park postal collection box. The letter contained a white pow-dery substance and a note reading, anthrax.Ž The letter was addressed to the Lake County Sheriffs Office and was collected by a letter car-rier on May 31. ANTHRAXFrom Page A1zone, at 5:30 p.m. a cos-tume parade, 6 p.m. trunk or treat at First United Methodist Church and 7 p.m. a 5K Nightmare on the Clermont Trails Run. Boo Bash Kids of all ages will have fun at the Boo Bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Towne Square, 510 W. Main St. in Leesburg. Activities include a childrens costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest and more. Details: www.leesburgpartnership.com/events Eustis Fall Festival Fall means fun times at the Eustis Fall Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Ferran Park. Events include a 4:30 p.m. costume contest, bounce houses, hay maze, pony rides, face and pumpkin painting and games. 34th Annual Mount Dora Cra Fair Its the mother lode of Central Florida craft fairs. The 34th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair brings more than 400 crafters from around the country to downtown Mount Dora 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Some tips: Take advan-tage of the park and ride service, go early in the morning, Sunday is not as busy and wear com-fortable shoes. Train or shuttle rides are easy and less stressful. Parking in train and shut-tle areas is $5, but the ride is free. Catch the train at the Mount Dora Plaza and arrive at the fair at Alex-ander Street and Third Avenue. The train runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle park and ride locations are at Mount Dora Christian Academy, 301 W. 13th Ave. and Mount Dora High School parking lot, 701 N. Highland St. Check the website for a train schedule. Details: mountdoracraftfair.com Main Street Christmas House The annual Main Street Christmas House opens at 10 a.m. Saturday until Dec. 8. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details: leesburgpartnership. com/christmashouse Taste of the Renaissance at Lake Square Mall Enjoy Taste of the Renaissance, a pre-show of the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Fair, from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Square Mall in Leesburg with entertain-ment, vendors and turkey legs. Come decked out in your favorite Renaissance costume and interact with the royal court and jesters. Discounted tickets for the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire are available and get a free turkey leg for every ticket purchased. WEEKENDFrom Page A1This frame grab from video shows FBI agents covering a van Friday after the tarp fell off as it was transported from Plantation, Fla. Federal agents and police of“ cers were examining the van in connection with package bombs that were sent to high-pro“ le critics of President Donald Trump. The van has several stickers on the windows, including American ” ags, decals with logos and text. [WPLG-TV VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] BOMBFrom Page A1In this Oct. 23 photo, people seeking asylum in the United States wait to receive a number at the border in Tijuana, Mexico. [GREGORY BULL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] CARAVANFrom Page A1 UPCOMING WLBE BROADCAST SCHEDULE• Saturday 10/27/18 Seminole Football FSU vs. Clemson Pre-Game 10 am € Kickoff 12 pm • Sunday 10/28/18 NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES First Data 500 € Martinsville Speedway € 1:30 pm Motor Racing Network • Monday 10/29/18 WILLIE TAGGART SHOW FSU Head Coach 7:00 pm8:00 pm € Tuesday 10/30/18 NASCAR Live 7:00 pm • Saturday 11/3/18 Seminole Football FSU vs. NC State (@ NC State) Pre-Game 1:30 PM € Kickoff 3:30 PM • Sunday 11/4/18 NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES AAA Texas 500 € Texas Motor Speedway € 2:00 pm Performance Racing Network

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A6 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comTown: Clermont Branch of service and rank: Army, E4 Enlisted or drafted? Enlisted. I was kind of a hell raiser and I needed to sort myself out. What did you do in the service? I was in communications, the signal corps. Why was it important? It delivered communications and orders. We gave the organization the most effective communication. What is your most important memory from service? My contribution to the war abroad. We ran diagnostics on all the communications equipment before units would deploy with the equipment. What did you like least about service? I didn't dislike a thing. What do you want people to understand about war? I can't even begin to know how to answer that question. SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com CHAT WITH A VETERAN CHRISTIAN RAGAR TODAYDRIVE THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC: From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Villages Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, 8900 SE 165th Mulberry Lane. For enrolled Veterans only. Bring ID. HALLOWEEN PARTY: From 5 to 9 p.m. at American Legion John Gella Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Theme: 80s new wave. DJ, costume contest. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338. SPAGHETTI DINNER: At 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 or go to amvets2006.com. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org. BAR BINGO: From 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338. WING DAY: From noon to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338.SUNDAYBREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to amvets2006.com. ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338.CALENDAR Skip Crawford. Bill Kennedy. Katesha Washington. Jerry Cobb. Dottie Crawford. Doc Church. Chuck Krulak. Riccoh Player. Clark Blake. Lisa Slappy. Scott Starr. Jeremy Martin. Rex Rogers. Harv Nelson. Jo Jo Hart. Art Athens. Chris Edwards. Leslie Hull-Ryde. I could go on. What hooks these names together? Each won wore the uniform. A couple still do. And each one is, or was, a teacher. Skip Crawford was my favorite. A former Marine captain (a rank often referred to as skipperŽ in the Corps), he found a way to tie-in tales of night carrier landings with 7thgrade civics pupils and then backed it up by being involved in every conceivable aspect of student life. The current Altoona resident refereed junior high football games, took tickets at the varsity contests „ it gave me an opportunity to meet the parents,Ž he said years later „ and he planted seeds of imagination for some of the most outside-the-box homecoming floats Eustis High School has ever seen. And, team building being another service trait (and requirement!), Mr. Crawford assumed a leadership role in race relations as EHS and schools throughout the South desegregated in the mid-1960s. Bill Kennedy (Army tanker), Clark Blake (Marine recon), Bill Kelsey (Navy pilot) and Skips late wife Dottie Crawford (Marine weather NCO) were other veterans who strode the hallways at Eustis High and helped rear a pretty decent generation of young men and women. CHAPS CORNER Early on in my chaplaincy, I had the unfortunate experience of conducting a couple of memorial services for sailors who had committed suicide. I say unfortunate because it was evident that they either had not sought help or their suicidal tendencies were not picked up on by anyone. I believe that God would want us to involve ourselves in the lives of anyone struggling with their lives and to intervene with as much love, care, and concern with others as He has for us. God bless you and guide you if and when that opportunity presents itself. See more on my blog at https://chaplainhaines.wordpress. com/2012/07/31/ suicide-prevention/ „ contributed by Lt.Cdr. (CHC) Bob Haines, United States Navy (ret.), Altoona SAVED ROUND Welcome aboard to Dr. Lorenzo Miranda, a decorated Army medic (Iraq and Afghanistan) now in practice with Dr. Tim Pruetts team at Lakeview Comprehensive Dentistry in Eustis. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLAKEHAWK. COM and listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Fridays at 0830 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKTeaching and military service go together Eustis generals service spanned two world wars „ and across the globeBy Keith OliverCorrespondentEUSTIS „ Army 2nd Lt. Bertram F. Hayford caught the tail end of World War I in France and, as a colonel, was assigned to the Military Governor of the Territory of Hawaii during the daring and horrific opening salvo of World War II at Pearl Harbor. During his 37 years in uni-form, Hayford dined with presidents, taught college and graduate level curricula at three revered institutions and, with wife Irene, lived a globetrotting, betweenwars Army lifestyle that could have been torn from the pages of Anton Myrers seminal military novel, Once An Eagle.Ž And they retired to Eustis.Nana and Pompy, grand-parents to Eustis Carol Gill Hilbish and John TexŽ Gill (and Leilani Gill Kingsley of Wylie, Texas), died in 1982 and 1985, respectively. But they left behind a legacy of service that has continued through generations: the neighbor-helping-neighbor kind and great-grandchildren who have soldiered in Afghanistan or crewed aboard war-ready nuclear submarines.My grandparents themselves stayed very involved here,Ž said Carol, Nana served on the Altar Guild at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and was active in the Eustis Garden Club.And Pompy was director of city Planning and Zoning, still finding time for Masons, Shriners, the Eustis Boat Club and Senior Warden on the Vestry at St. Thomas,Ž she said.Chicago-born Bertram was raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and attended St. Johns Military Academy, winning a direct appoint-ment to West Point.Following that post-graduation excursion to the battlefields of France and Germany and five additional years with artillery units, Hayford taught mathematics at West Point, later lecturing on military science at Purdue and joining the inaugural faculty of the National War College.Orders also took the future major general to Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Knox, Kentucky and, in early 1941, to Fort Polk for the unprecedented Louisi-ana ManeuversŽ (400,000 troops on the ground).But it was the Hayfords move to Hawaii that proved especially significant, not only because of the enormous historic implications of 7 December 1941, but because of the two sailors who came into their lives.One was Ensign Calvert B. Gill, not long graduated from then-Col. Hayfords archrival school: the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Gill courted and married the Hayfords daughter, Carol Virginia (mother to Carol, Tex and Leilani) while launching his own distin-guished career.The other sailor was Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, promoted to five-star rank by President Franklin Roosevelt, then dispatched to Honolulu just days after the sneak attack to take charge of the new and sudden war in the Pacific.The admiral took an immediate liking to Hayford and was already familiar with the Army officers logistics mindset and with his uncanny ability to fashion order from absolute chaos.The remainder of Hay-fords career marked him as the go-to leader for moving men and materiel great dis-tances „ first across the wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean and, when the fighting ended in Europe, as a key player with added civil affairs responsibilities during the conduct of the ambitious Marshall Plan and the build-up of American forces in the early stages of the Cold War.A Jeep ride through historyMaj. Gen. Bertam Hayford and his wife, Irene, were feted to a surprise pass-in-review and formal reception just prior to the couple retiring from 37 well-t raveled Army years prior to settling in Eustis. The ceremony was held in another Eustis: Fort Eustis, Virginia, regarded as the Armys hub for transportation and logistics. [SUBMITTED] John Gill and Carol Gill Hilbish hold up a photo of their late grandfather, Maj. Gen. Bertram Frances Hayford, at their home in Eustis. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Commander in Chief, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz awards Col. Bertram Hayford his second Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritoriousŽ service in leading and managing huge logistics responsibilities during the United States island hopping campaign in World War II. [SUBMITTED]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 A7 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWhen was the first time you read Invictus,Ž by William Ernest Hensley? It sounds so right, doesnt it? I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.Ž Originally this poem was published without a title in 1875. Invictus, the Latin word for unconquered was added by editor Arthur Quiller-Couch when the Oxford Book of English Verse was published in 1900, according to Wikipedia. William Ernest Henley was faced with many obstacles in his life. He lost one of his legs due to complications from tuberculosis. Roughly eight or nine years later he was told he would loss the other leg. He found a surgeon who was able to save the leg after several surgical procedures. He wrote Invictus,Ž or the verses that would become Invictus,Ž while recovering from the procedures. You might remember Nelson Mandela reciting the poem or giving it to Francois Pienaar, the captain of the National South African Rugby team, although he actually gave Pienaar a different text written by Theodore Roosevelt. Over and over the verses of InvictusŽ have inspired people. We can decide whether thats a good thing or not. In a Fox News report, Timothy McVeigh was killed by lethal injection for the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168. McVeigh didnt speak when he was strapped to the gurney, instead he provided a written statement from the poem Invictus,Ž which ends with the lines: I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.Ž Are we truly the masters of our fate, the captains of our soul? Charles Swindoll doesnt think so„in fact he considers it heresy. Its kind of like that war movie that came out in 1945, God is my Co-Pilot.Ž Do we really want God to be our co-pilot? Doesnt it make better sense to let God be our pilot and we can be his co-pilot. Do I really want to be the master of my fate, the captain of my soul? While those lines sound good, they are the root of humanism. I was a part of a very humanist religious group. No one thought of themselves as humanistic, but we most certainly were. In our veiled bits of praise for the Father, we were really praising ourselves. It was our efforts that brought people to Christ. We won a great many people to the Lord, or our version of Him, but as Ive read, people artificially won must be artificially kept. Humanism begets humanist. While watching a television show a week or so ago, I came across a line that really is helpful. A lady doctor told a male doctor the best thing about control is being able to let go, in another word, surrender. It is when we surrender to God the can do our most for Him, not that he needs our most. Swindoll found Dorothea Days answer to Invictus,Ž called My Captain.Ž It concludes with the words, Christ is the master of my fate. Christ is the captain of my soul.Ž May it always be so. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at ricoh007@aol.com.REFLECTIONSWho is the captain of our soul? Rick Reed TODAYSHABBAT SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” orida.org or call 352-326-3692. PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. STRETCHING IN THE SPIRIT YOGA CLASSES: At 1 p.m. every Saturday at Silver Lake Community Church, 34030 Radio Road in Leesburg. Free. Details: 352-472-0648. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352330-4466 or go to ourchabad. org. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www.TCOMD. org.TODAY AND SUNDAYSTAINED GLASS WINDOWS TOUR: From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. 5th Ave. Details: 352-383-2005 or www.mtdorafumc.org.SUNDAYTALENT SHOW: At 6 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Go to www.fairwaycc. org. THE WARRENS PERFORM: At 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1703 Lewis Road in Leesburg. Family-style Southern Gospel music. Call 352-326-5738. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis.com.MONDAYOUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventhday Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. GRIEFSHARE CLASSES: Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15. Register at 352-308-8229. TUESDAY ABC OF DEMENTIA: From 1 to 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US 441 in Summer“ eld. RSVP: 352-422-3663 or deb@ coping.today. LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.WEDNESDAY"NEXT SEASON OF LIFE" SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: www.stphiliplc.com. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wild wood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNE SDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.THURSDAYLADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.FRIDAYRALLY FOR UNITY: At 7 p.m. at the Clermont City Center, 620 W. Montrose Street in downtown. More than a dozen local churches will come together to pray for and demonstrate political reconciliation and unity. Details: southlakepastors@g mail.com or call 352-404-6155. HOLY HOUR AND HAPPY HOUR: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Beginners Shabbat Service followed by cocktails and traditional dishes. RSVP to 352-330-4466 or info@jewishmarion.org. Go to ourchabad. org for information. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www.TCOMD. org. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.CALENDAR By Lucy LuginbillTribune News ServiceWas it a surprising coincidence or a small miracleŽ „ a mystifying moment in time when it seems two lives have been brushed with heavens touch? It happened to me on a typi-cally cold January morning almost a decade ago when an unexpected call jingled my cell phone „ one that would ordinarily have been silent in the awakening gray.This slower approach to each day was now the new normalŽ because of my breast cancer journey. I had chosen a more holistic lifestyle, step-ping away from my demanding television career. Early hours were reserved for a steaming mug of coffee, quiet time and a relaxed newspaper read.But while perusing the head-lines, a strong thought began to nudge about turning on my phone prematurely; a gentle whisper vibrating in my heart. As if in answer, I reluctantly moved from the comfy couch to retrieve my cell, leaving the warm, woven throw behind.As the screen brightened in the dimly lit bedroom, I couldnt help but note the huge numbers announcing the hour. Much too early for a woman not ready for telephone calls about the upcoming television show I was producing.Why am I turning on my cell phone so early?Ž I grum-bled to myself as I returned to the printed page. Im not even finished reading the newspaper yet.ŽNot to mention a second cup of coffee.Settling back into my morn-ing routine, I put my phone within arms reach.What happened next wasnt particularly exceptional. Someone rang my cell at 8 oclock. But what was extraor-dinary was that I had it on and nearby.The voice at the other end was filled with emotion, offer-ing first an apology for calling early. But within moments of our hello, Kristi Privettes story poured out in a river of grief, revealing she had been diagnosed with breast cancer ƒ again. Her words sank into the depth of my being „ a cold fear I so intimately understood.We cried. We shared. I listened.And then as she was about to hang up, she told me how much more at peace she felt, adding another apology for calling earlier than she thought she should.No worries!Ž I said, reas-suringly. I usually dont have my cell phone on until much later, but I turned it on at 7:25 this morning.Ž She gasped.Excitedly, she went on to tell me that when she had been in prayer that morning, she had told God how terribly overwhelmed she felt. And thats when a quiet thought had brushed across her heart. Call Lucy.ŽI glanced at my watch,Ž Kristi told me, her voice racing with joy, but it was 7:25 and too early to call. And even though the thought kept nudging me, I waited until 8 oclock.ŽBut at 7:25 that morning, I was ready to answer ƒ and that was a small miracle.Ž Isaiah 65:24 I will answer them before they can even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!Ž (NLT)Was it just a coincidence? Timely phone call reveals the answerBreast cancer survivor Kristi Privette of Richland, Wash., hikes a trail this summer in the Sawtooth wilderness near Red Fish Lake, Idaho. [KRISTI PRIVETTE/TNS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 A9 Cheer: The City of Leesburg, which is simultaneously creating more public parking downtown and redeveloping a blighted stretch of East Main Street. The City Commission this week decided to buy the Metro Steel facility near the Cutrale juice plant on Eest Main for $750,000 so it can shutter some of its older buildings downtown and move them to that site. It will allow the city to demolish the dilapidated Metro Steel and then consolidate its grounds maintenance, water and sewer departments there. It will enhance an area that, frankly, has gone to seed and is sorely in need of redevelopment. At the same time, moving those office will free up 50 to 70 new parking spots downtown. We applaud the move. This is another example among many of Leesburg City government laying the groundwork for community improvement. Cheer: The Villages Honor Flight, which is making its fifth voyage of 2018 to ferry 40 area veterans to Washington, DC., on Wednesday. While in Washington, the veterans will visit Arlington National Cemetery and various war and service memorials. Making the trip will be veterans from Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties. Each veteran has a volunteer guardian to assist him or her. Its worth noting that this organization has flown more than 1,000 veterans since their first flight in May 2012. Its an incredible endeavor that seeks to honor our cherished veterans who played pivotal roles in the defining conflicts of the 20th century. We encourage everyone to see help send off the veterans at the Lady Lake American Legion Post on Rolling Acres Road or welcome them home at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Jeer: Former Groveland mayor George Rosario, who continues to be a distraction from the good work going on there. Groveland has a relatively new city manager, is growing rapidly and has plans for breathing new life and energy into the town. Yet it continues to make headlines for the wrong reasons because of Rosario, who once embellished his military record and was booted from office for a prior drug conviction. Rosario sued to regain his seat, but on October 8 a judge ruled that the City Council acted properly in removing Rosario from office, and that Rosario was not qualified to hold that office in the first place because he had not been pardoned for the 30-year-old conviction. And now hes running for a seat on the City Council. Dont give it to him, voters. George Rosario wont go away on his own. Make him. Jeer: The group behind a racist robocall targeting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, for a despicable attempt at voter suppression. The call featured a racist impersonation of Gillum, who would be Floridas first black governor if elected, and also included anti-Semitic rhetoric. A white supremacist group based in Idaho claimed responsibility in the message. The group made similar calls leading up the primary. The calls shouldnt discourage people from voting, but hopefully will instead lead voters to cast ballots to show they wont be intimidated. Early voting continues today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 10 locations in Lake County (find the list at www.votealachua.com) and daily until Nov. 3, with Election Day on Nov. 6. Whether you vote Republican or Democrat, vote on the merits of the candidate.OUR OPINIONCheer for Leesburg vision, jeer for Rosario ANOTHER OPINION Voting to lose our home rule rights Those of you who plan on voting this November are going to find amendments that special interest groups want included into the Florida Constitution. When you stand in your voting booth trying to decide on how to vote, ask yourself this question: Does this topic belong in our state constitution or should our local, county and state governments decide these issues? The first sentence or two that you will read, have very little to do with the topic you are going to vote on. What you will not see or be able to read about are issues that are bundled inŽ „ what those who sponsored the amendment dont want you to know about. For example, Amendment 1 is about homeowners being able to deduct an additional $25,000 on their property taxes if they're a Florida resident. Sounds good, right? Yes, if you are among the 12 percent of homeowners in Florida whose home is valued between $25,000 and $125,000. If Amendment 1 passes, the projected losses for local governments is projected to be around $600 million! This time next year, property taxes are going to go up for those of us whose homes are valued at more than $125,000. Every amendment has issues you wont know about. If you want to be informed, go to your computer and research the amendments. Some are many, many pages long. When you read abound banning greyhound racing, remember thats just one issue the sponsors of the amendment want you to know about. Should dog racing be in our state constitution or should our local governments decide? Home rule is about local governments deciding on whats best for those who live in our individual areas. The powers in our state capital what to take that away from us.Sonny Heninger, Leesburg A number of clear choices on Nov. 6 ballot We have clear choices for a number of issues on the Nov. 6 ballot. The recent confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh showed us how polarized we are on womens rights. The fact that the Equal Rights Amendment still needs three states to approve for its ratification speaks volumes of how far we still have to go for equal rights for women. The swearing in of Kavanaugh at the White House was a huge opportunity for the president to unite our divided nation. Instead, he chose to pour salt on the wounds from the confirmation hearings with his words. He called the sexual assault allegations brought against Kavanaugh a hoax, he sent a powerful message to women to keep quiet because nobody will believe them. For the president to claim Kavanaugh was proven innocent by the sham investigation would draw a 15-yard penalty in the NFL for taunting an opponent after beating him on a play. Climate change is another area we have a clear choice since one party denies that it even exists. It is here now and we see the evidence of it almost daily with record rainfall and high temperatures. For the deniers, it is all about more profit for polluters. The more carbon we burn, the higher the profits. It is amazing the fossil fuel industry has been able convince so many voters without any ties to the profit being made that climate change is a hoax. Environmental protection regulations also divide us along party lines. One party believes we should protect the planet so future generations can have a livable planet. Another party believes the earth is here to exploit for their personal financial gain. Health care is a huge divider. One party believes everyone should have health care coverage as a right „ the other party does not.Marvin Jacobson, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITOR By Louise A. FlavahanThis year, 529 women filed to run in congressional races, a number that shatters all previous records. To date, 262 women are still in the running for those seats. Three-fourths of these women are Democrats. There are a host of reasons as to why these numbers are so uneven across party lines, but it mainly comes down to this: The Democratic party has invested tremendous time and resources into cultivating women to run for office in ways that the Republican party has not even considered. Groups like Emilys List and Emerge have been incredible pipelines for women that have been building a female bench for the Democratic Party for decades. And then theres this: the blatant paternalism of the GOP. Take a moment to consider the framing of the Republican narrative of Christine Blasey Fords testimony: We believe her. We believe that something happened to her. That she is a victim but more importantly that she continues to be victimized and misled by the Liberal Political Machine. We know better. We know better for her, and we must intervene. And although we say we believe something happened, we do not trust her or any womans voice or experience enough to believe she knows who attacked her. Despite her assertion of 100 percent accuracy.Ž It is the same narrative used by the right regarding abortion: These women, and especially these young women, are victims of the abortionists. They are being misled. The Liberal Political Machine backing the abortionists is misleading these poor women. We know better for them, and we must intervene. But we will not trust these womens voices and experiences as they assert a need for full access to womens health care services.Ž It is in the context that Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said recently that there are no Republican women on the Judiciary Committee because its a lot of work (and) maybe they dont want to do it.Ž That could help explain why only six of the 23 women in the Senate right now are Republicans. Meanwhile, in addition to building its female bench, the Democratic party has continually made efforts to be responsive to errors made in legislating womens issues „ to learn more and to be more inclusive. There is a reason that then-Sen. Joe Biden championed the Violence Against Women Act just two years after his role in the Anita Hill debacle and not Sens. Orrin Hatch or Arlen Specter. Do the Dems always get it right? No. Are they better in this regard than their Republican counterparts? Yes. The failure to cultivate female candidates is to the Republican partys own detriment, as well as the countrys, because women in the Senate produce more bi-partisan legislation than their male colleagues, and not by an insignificant margin. A 2015 study from Quorum showed that in the seven years preceding the study, the average female senator co-sponsored 171 bills with a member from the opposite party. Meanwhile, the average male senator cosponsored just 130 such bills. Studies from Rachels Network, a philanthropic association committed to environmental issues, show that, regardless of party, women vote for legislation supporting clean air, clean water, renewable energy, climate action and public health much more often than their male counterparts. And, according to the National Democratic Institute, when women participate in peace processes, the chances of reaching an agreement at all improve, and that peace is 35 percent more likely to last 15 years or more. Data like this is clear: When women lead, when they are given seats at the table and an opportunity to make their voices heard, we all win. And if the last several weeks have shown us anything, it is how outmoded the Republican party, and especially its aging leadership, are in recognizing this reality. It needs to change. And it needs to change now. Because Democratic men and women like me are going to need more strong women in the Republican party (and Republican men who understand their value) to work with in the very near future to start building a new way for a new day. Louise A. Flavahan is a senior public policy analyst to former Sen. Barbara Mikulski in her work at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences within Johns Hopkins University.ANOTHER OPINIONThe GOP is failing to cultivate female candidates OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com

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FOOTBALL | B4TEAMS ARE GOING FOR IT MORE ON 4TH DOWN DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Pete IacobelliAssociated PressFlorida State tailback Cam Akers thinks the Seminoles might finally have found their footing this season. Theyll surely need it Saturday against No. 2 Clemson in Tallahassee (noon, ABC).Florida State (4-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three of its past four games after a dreadful start under first-year coach Willie Taggart that had some fans wondering if another dark, freefall was ahead for the former power-house program.Akers said his teams 38-17 win over Wake Forest last week was a breakthrough for him after a two-touchdown performance „ one of them on a 58-yard burst.He said hes ready to build on that against the Tigers (7-0, 4-0).It just makes me want more,Ž Akers said. A weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I dont want to stop there.ŽAkers will have his hands full, though, to keep that going. Clemson enters fourth in the ACC in rushing yards allowed at 107 a game. It has permitted just six rushing TDs, one off the fewest in league.Weve just got to turn it up a notch,Ž Florida State quarterback Deon-dre Francois said. We know theyre going to come ready to play. We know theyve got one of the best (defensive lines) in the country, if not the best in the country. So weve got to prepare like that.ŽThe Tigers hope to keep doing what theyve done much of the season. They come off their most dominating performance so far, a 41-7 pummeling of No. 22 North Carolina State in what was billed as a tight showdown between the ACCs last two undefeated teams.I think were in a really good spot for this stage,Ž Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.The Tigers enter with the ACCs top rusher in Travis Etienne, who has rushed for three touchdowns in each of their past three games. Etienne has 14 rushing TDs this season, which is tied for most in the FBS with Florida Atlantics Devin Singletary.Some other things to watch when No. 2 Clem-son plays at Florida State:Clemson motivationTigers coach Dabo FSU ready for ClemsonBy Mark LongAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE „ Dan Mullen remembered the out-comes, but he couldnt quite recall the details.So he went searching for the Florida-Georgia box scores from his first stint (2005-08) with the Gators. It was an enjoyable refresher course.Mullen went 3-1 against the Bulldogs as Floridas offensive coordinator, including two wins that helped propel the team to Southeastern Conference and national championships.The last one was his most memorable, a 49-10 vic-tory that was essentially over early enough for Mullen to spend the final few minutes on the sideline instead of the coaches booth.I didnt always get to expe-rience all that fun stuff on the field back then,Ž he said. So to come down on the field for the last two minutes of the game was pretty cool.ŽMullen begins a new chapter in the Worlds Largest Out-door Cocktail PartyŽ when No. 9 Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) and seventh-ranked Georgia (6-1, 4-1) meet in Jacksonville today (3:30 p.m., CBS) for the 83rd time in the last 86 years.For Mullen, who returned to Gainesville after nearly a decade at Mississippi State, the rivalry hasnt changed a Mullen returns to Florida-Georgia PartyFlorida head coach Dan Mullen watches from the sideline against Vanderbilt, on Oct. 13 in Nashville, Tenn. [AP PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY, FILE] See FSU, B4 See GATORS, B4Bulldogs obliterate Inlet Grove 49-6 in opening round of playo sBy Paul Jenkinspaul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … A year ago things did not come easily for Mount Dora Christian Acad-emy in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs. Despite rolling through the regular season undefeated, the Bulldogs met their match come the postseason. This year MDCA took a tougher route to the playoffs with a difficult early-season schedule that saw the Bulldogs lose their first three games. Now, Mount Dora Christian is reaping the rewards of those difficult early games. MDCA, the No. 3 seed in the Coral League half of the SSAC playoff bracket, opened its postseason on Friday night by totally outclassing Inlet Grove 49-6 at the Bulldogs Tom Jett Field. MDCA scored on all six of its first-half possessions and threw in a special teams score to take a 49-0 lead at the half. The entire second half was played with a running clock and eight-minute quarters. We played really good teams early in the season so that hopefully we could do this late in the season,Ž MDCA coach Kolby Tackett said. I dont want to say this was the plan, but it was a little bit of the plan.Ž Mount Dora Christian will host Out-of-Door Academy next week after Out-of-Door upset second-seeded Jupiter Christian in the first round. Jupiter Christian knocked the Bulldogs out of the playoffs a year ago. MDCA won its sixth straight game to improve to 6-3 while Inlet Grove ended its season at 5-4. Its big getting another home game, but we really dont care where we play,Ž Tackett said. We just want to keep playing football. If its here, great. If its on the road, great.Ž Tyler Allen keyed MDCAs ground game in the first half, rushing for 179 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries. He and the rest of the Bulldogs first-team players sat out the second half as Inlet Grove managed a score with 38 Mount Dora Christian rollsSee BULLDOGS, B3 The Villages stays perfect, tops Wildwood in thriller, 42-34By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comFans will be talking about Fridays football clash between Wildwood and The Villages for a long time. It was that good. Mac Harris scored three touchdowns and threw for a fourth, and Corey Goldwire raced in for a 30-yard scoring dash with 2 minutes, 47 seconds to play to give the Buffalo a 42-34 win against the Wildcats at Death Valley. With the win, The Vil-lages improved to 9-0 on the season. Meanwhile, Wildwoods playoff hopes took a serious blow and the Wildcats closed out the regular season with a 5-5 record. Following a relatively sedate first half, which ended with The Villages taking a 21-6 advantage into the locker room, the second half turned into a track meet. The Wildcats got back into the game when Nyzeer Lucas recovered a fumble on the first play of the second half. On Wildwoods first offensive An instant classicThe Villages Mac Harris (2) hands off to Corey Goldwire (11) at a game between The Villages Charter School and Wildwood High S chool in Wildwood on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See VILLAGES, B3

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B2 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 9 a.m. CNBC „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Series, First Data 500, practice, at Ridgeway, Va. 10 a.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Texas Roadhouse 200, qualifying, at Martinsville, Tenn. 10:55 a.m. ESPNEWS „ Formula One, Mexican Grand Prix, practice, at Mexico City 11:30 a.m. CNBC „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Series, First Data 500, “ nal practice, at Ridgeway, Va. 1 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Texas Roadhouse 200, at Martinsville, Tenn. 1:55 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Formula One, Mexican Grand Prix, qualifying, at Mexico City 4 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Series, First Data 500, qualifying, at Ridgeway, Va. BOXING 10 p.m. HBO „ Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs. Daniel Jacobs, for the vacant IBF middleweight title; Alberto Machado vs. Yuandale Evans, for Machado's WBA super featherweight title; Heather Hardy vs. Shelly Vincent, for vacant WBO women's featherweight title, at New York COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC „ Clemson at Florida St. BTN Bethune-Cookman at Nebraska CBSSN „ Army at E. Michigan ESPN „ Purdue at Michigan St. ESPN2 „ Texas Tech at Iowa St. ESPNU „ UMass at UConn FOX „ Wisconsin at Northwestern SEC „ Vanderbilt at Arkansas 3 p.m. FS1 „ TCU at Kansas 3:30 p.m. ABC or ESPN2 „ Regional coverage, Arizona St. at Southern Cal ABC or ESPN2 „ Regional coverage, USF at Houston BTN „ Illinois at Maryland CBS „ Florida vs. Georgia, at Jacksonville CBSSN „ Cincinnati at SMU ESPN „ Iowa at Penn St. ESPNU „ N. Illinois at BYU FOX „ Kansas St. at Oklahoma 4 p.m. SEC „ Kentucky at Missouri 6:30 p.m. FS1 „ Washington at California 7 p.m. CBSSN „ Boise St. at Air Force ESPN „ Texas A&M at Mississippi St. ESPN2 „ NC State at Syracuse ESPNU „ Tulane at Tulsa 7:30 p.m. SEC „ Tennessee at South Carolina 8 p.m. ABC „ Texas at Oklahoma St. CBS „ Navy vs. Notre Dame, at San Diego 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ Oregon at Arizona ESPN2 „ Hawaii at Fresno St. ESPNU „ San Diego St. at Nevada DRAG RACING 5 p.m. FS2 „ NHRA, Toyota Nationals, qualifying, at Las Vegas GOLF 2:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship, third round, at Jackson, Miss. 5:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Invesco QQQ Championship, second round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. 8 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship, third round, at Taoyuan, Taiwan (same-day tape) 11 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour & WGC, HSBC Champions, “ nal round, at Shanghai MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX „ MLB World Series, Game 4, Boston at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. SUN „ Portland at Miami 8:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Orlando at Milwaukee SOCCER 9:20 a.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Mainz vs. Bayern Munich 10 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Liverpool vs. Cardiff City 12:20 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Hoffenheim vs. Stuttgart 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Premier League, Leicester City vs. West Ham 10 p.m. FS2 „ Liga MX, Tijuana vs. Pumas 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 Friday: Boston at Los Angeles, late Today: Boston (Eovaldi 6-7) at Los Angeles (Hill 11-5), 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. COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/ SCHEDULEAll times EasternThursdayNo. 13 West Virginia 58, Baylor 14 Georgia Southern 34, No. 25 Appalachian St. 14FridayNo. 23 Utah at UCLA, lateTodayNo. 2 Clemson at Florida State, noon No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Navy at San Diego, 8 p.m. No. 6 Texas at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 9 Florida at Jacksonville, Fla., 3:30 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma vs Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 12 Kentucky at Missouri, 4 p.m. No. 14 Washington St. at No. 24 Stanford, 7 p.m. No. 15 Washington at California, 6:30 p.m. No. 16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. No. 17 Penn State vs. No. 18 Iowa, 3:30 p.m. No. 19 Oregon at Arizona, 10:30 p.m. No. 20 Wisconsin at Northwestern, noon No. 21 South Florida at Houston, 3:30 p.m. No. 22 NC State at Syracuse, 7 p.m.RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Subject to change)Oct. 23 SOUTHTroy 38, South Alabama 17Thursdays Games EASTWest Virginia 58, Baylor 14SOUTHGeorgia Southern 34, Appalachian State 14 Georgia Tech 49, Virginia Tech 28MIDWESTOhio 52, Ball State 14 Toledo 51, Western Michigan 24Fridays Games EASTMiami at Boston College, lateSOUTHLouisiana Tech at FAU, lateMIDWESTIndiana at Minnesota, lateFAR WESTWyoming at Colorado State, late Utah at UCLA, lateTodays Games EASTWagner at Central Connecticut State, noon Georgetown at Colgate, noon William & Mary at Rhode Island, noon St. Francis (Pa.) at Robert Morris, noon UMass at UConn, noon Penn at Brown, 1 p.m. Yale at Columbia, 1 p.m. Lafayette at Fordham, 1 p.m. Lehigh at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. Albany (NY) at Maine, 1 p.m. Cornell at Princeton, 1 p.m. Bryant at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. Harvard at Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire at Villanova, 2 p.m. Towson at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. Iowa at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. Duke at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. NC State at Syracuse, 7 p.m.SOUTHClemson at Florida State, noon Wake Forest at Louisville, noon North Carolina at Virginia, 12:20 p.m. Stetson at Davidson, 1 p.m. E. Illinois at E. Kentucky, 1 p.m. SC State at Howard, 1 p.m. Marist at Morehead State, 1 p.m. Mercer at Wofford, 1:30 p.m. Southern Miss. at Charlotte, 2 p.m. NC Central at Delaware State, 2 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Georgia State, 2 p.m. Va. Lynchburg at Hampton, 2 p.m. Furman at The Citadel, 2 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Presbyterian, 2:30 p.m. VMI at Chattanooga, 3 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Grambling State, 3 p.m. Norfolk State at Savannah State, 3 p.m. SE Missouri at UT Martin, 3 p.m. Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State at Birmingham, Ala., 3:30 p.m. W. Carolina at ETSU, 3:30 p.m. Florida vs. Georgia at Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m. Stony Brook at James Madison, 3:30 p.m. Arkansas St. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3:30 p.m. Illinois at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion, 3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Campbell, 4 p.m. Morgan State at Florida A&M, 4 p.m. Jacksonville State at Murray State, 4 p.m. Incarnate Word at Nicholls, 4 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay, 5 p.m. Kennesaw State at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at McNeese State, 7 p.m. Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. Houston Baptist at Northwestern State, 7 p.m. Jackson State at Southern U., 7 p.m. Tennessee at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. FIU at W. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.MIDWESTCent. Michigan at Akron, noon Dayton at Butler, noon Army at E. Michigan, noon Texas Tech at Iowa State, noon Purdue at Michigan State, noon Bethune-Cookman at Nebraska, noon Wisconsin at Northwestern, noon S. Dakota State at Illinois State, 1 p.m. Drake at Valparaiso, 2 p.m. N. Iowa at W. Illinois, 2 p.m. Indiana State at Youngstown State, 2 p.m. TCU at Kansas, 3 p.m. S. Illinois at Missouri State, 3 p.m. Weber State at North Dakota, 3 p.m. N. Dakota State at South Dakota, 3 p.m. Kentucky at Missouri, 4 p.m.SOUTHWESTVanderbilt at Arkansas, noon SE Louisiana at Sam Houston State, 2 p.m. Alcorn State at Prairie View, 3 p.m. MVSU at Texas Southern, 3 p.m. South Florida at Houston, 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at SMU, 3:30 p.m. Kansas State at Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m. Rice at North Texas, 4 p.m. Lamar at Stephen F. Austin, 4 p.m. New Mexico State at Texas State, 7 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa, 7 p.m. UAB at UTEP, 7:30 p.m. Texas at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m.FAR WESTOregon State at Colorado, 3 p.m. Idaho at E. Washington, 3 p.m. N. Illinois at BYU, 3:30 p.m. Arizona State at Southern California, 3:30 p.m. UC Davis at Montana, 4 p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 4 p.m. New Mexico at Utah State, 4 p.m. Montana State at Idaho State, 5 p.m. Washington at California, 6:30 p.m. UNLV at San Jose State, 6:30 p.m. Boise State at Air Force, 7 p.m. Cal Poly at N. Arizona, 7 p.m. Washington State at Stanford, 7 p.m. N. Colorado at S. Utah, 8 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Navy at San Diego, 8 p.m. Portland State at Sacramento State, 9 p.m. Oregon at Arizona, 10:30 p.m. Hawaii at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m. San Diego State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m. 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 4 0 .500 174 219 N.Y. Jets 3 4 0 .429 182 176 Buffalo 2 5 0 .286 81 175 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 5 3 0 .625 197 167 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 GameHouston 42, Miami 23Sunday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, CincinnatiLATE THURSDAY TEXANS 42, DOLPHINS 23MIAMI 7 3 10 3 „ 23 HOUSTON 7 7 14 14 „ 42 First Quarter Mia„Drake 12 run (Sanders kick), 4:58. Hou„Miller 2 run (Fairbairn kick), :31. Second Quarter Hou„Thomas 13 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 14:14. Mia„FG Sanders 37, 2:57. Third Quarter Hou„Thomas 2 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 11:34. Mia„Drake 28 pass from Amendola (Sanders kick), 4:55. Hou„Fuller 73 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 4:21. Mia„FG Sanders 41, :36. Fourth Quarter Hou„Hopkins 49 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 14:49. Mia„FG Sanders 46, 11:26. Hou„Hopkins 2 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 7:34. A„71,726. MIA HOU First downs 18 17 Total Net Yards 370 427 Rushes-yards 25-116 35-188 Passing 254 239 Punt Returns 2-29 1-13 Kickoff Returns 3-80 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-21 Comp-Att-Int 22-38-1 16-20-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-15 0-0 Punts 4-47.0 5-42.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-63 8-57 Time of Possession 31:09 28:51 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„Miami, Drake 12-58, Gore 12-53, Ballage 1-5. Houston, Miller 18-133, Blue 15-42, Watson 1-14, Weeden 1-(minus 1). PASSING„Miami, Osweiler 21-37-1-241, Amendola 1-1-0-28. Houston, Watson 16-20-0-239. RECEIVING„Miami, Parker 6-134, Amendola 5-43, Grant 4-36, Gesicki 4-14, Drake 2-37, Gore 1-5. Houston, Hopkins 6-82, Fuller 5-124, Thomas 4-29, Ervin 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS„None.NFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:SundayPHILADELPHIA at JACKSONVILLE „ EAGLES: OUT: LB Nathan Gerry (ankle/ knee), S Corey Graham (hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: DT Haloti Ngata (calf). JAGUARS: OUT: CB A.J. Bouye (calf), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), TE James OShaughnessy (hip), CB Tyler Patmon (neck). DOUBTFUL: CB D.J. Hayden (toe). CLEVELAND at PITTSBURGH „ BROWNS: OUT: CB E.J. Gaines (concussion), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: S Damarious Randall (groin/ankle), WR DaMari Scott (shoulder), C J.C. Tretter (ankle). STEELERS: OUT: OT Marcus Gilbert (knee). WASHINGTON at N.Y. GIANTS „ REDSKINS : OUT: WR Jamison Crowder (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), WR Paul Richardson Jr. (shoulder/knee), RB Chris Thompson (rib/knee). GIANTS: OUT: WR Jawill Davis (concussion), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring). SEATTLE at DETROIT „ SEAHAWKS: OUT: G Jordan Simmons (calf), CB Neiko Thorpe (groin). QUESTIONABLE: DE Rasheem Green (ankle). LIONS: OUT: RB Theo Riddick (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), LB Jarrad Davis (calf). BALTIMORE at CAROLINA „ RAVENS: OUT: CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), G James Hurst (back). DOUBTFUL: G Alex Lewis (neck). QUESTIONABLE: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), C Bradley Bozeman (calf), LB Anthony Levine (hamstring), CB Jimmy Smith (groin). PANTHERS: OUT: LB Andre Smith (hamstring), WR Torrey Smith (knee). DOUBTFUL: S Rashaan Gaulden (ankle). DENVER at KANSAS CITY „ BRONCOS: OUT: RB Royce Freeman (ankle), WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), S Darian Stewart (neck), OT Jared Veldheer (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB Shane Ray (ankle/wrist). QUESTIONABLE: C Nico Falah (concussion), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), LB Von Miller (ankle). CHIEFS: OUT: C Mitch Morse (concussion). DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Justin Houston (hamstring). TAMPA BAY at CINCINNATI „ BUCCANEERS: OUT: DE Vinny Curry (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (calf). BENGALS: OUT: RB Giovani Bernard (knee), LB Vontaze Bur“ ct (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), WR John Ross (groin), LB Nick Vigil (knee). DOUBTFUL: C Billy Price (foot). N.Y. JETS at CHICAGO „ JETS: OUT: WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle). DOUBTFUL: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep). QUESTIONABLE: T Kelvin Beachum (back), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder/foot), C Spencer Long (knee/“ nger), S Marcus Maye (thumb), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot). BEARS: OUT: G Eric Kush (neck). QUESTIONABLE: LB Khalil Mack (ankle), WR Allen Robinson (groin). INDIANAPOLIS at OAKLAND „ COLTS: OUT: WR Ryan Grant (ankle), S Malik Hooker (hip), TE Erik Swoope (knee), RB Robert Turbin (shoulder), DT Jihad Ward (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Clayton Geathers (neck), RB Marlon Mack (ankle), WR Zach Pascal (head), DE Jabaal Sheard (abdomen), K Adam Vinatieri (right groin). RAIDERS: QUESTIONABLE: G Kelechi Osemele (knee), CB Daryl Worley (ankle). GREEN BAY at L.A. RAMS „ PACKERS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), OT Jason Spriggs (ankle). RAMS: DOUBTFUL: WR Cooper Kupp (knee), LB Trevon Young (back). SAN FRANCISCO at ARIZONA „ 49ERS: DOUBTFUL: WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder/ knee). QUESTIONABLE: RB Matt Breida (ankle), C Weston Richburg (knee), CB Richard Sherman (calf). CARDINALS: OUT: S Tre Boston (shoulder/ribs), G Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: K Phil Dawson (right hip), TE Jermaine Gresham (heel), G Mike Iupati (back), DT Corey Peters (ankle), G Justin Pugh (hand). NEW ORLEANS at MINNESOTA „ SAINTS: OUT: DE Mitchell Loewen (neck). VIKINGS: OUT: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), G Tom Compton (knee), RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), S Andrew Sendejo (groin). DOUBTFUL: OT Riley Reiff (foot). QUESTIONABLE: DT Linval Joseph (ankle, knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot).MondayNEW ENGLAND at BUFFALO „ PATRIOTS: DNP: RB Sony Michel (knee), CB Eric Rowe (gr oin), OL Brian Schwenke (foot). LIMITED: OT Trent Brown (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (concussion), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), DL Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back), LB Donta Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), DE John Simon (shoulder), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (ankle/knee). BILLS: DNP: QB Josh Allen (right elbow), RB Taiwan Jones (neck), DE Trent Murphy (knee). LIMITED: QB Derek Anderson (back/ calf), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (concussion), OT Jordan Mills (knee). PRO BASKETBALL LATE THURSDAY TRAIL BLAZERS 128, MAGIC 114PORTLAND (128) Layman 1-1 0-0 3, Aminu 2-10 0-0 4, Nurkic 7-14 4-7 18, Lillard 13-23 10-12 41, McCollum 7-12 6-6 22, Harkless 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 7-7 1-1 17, Leonard 0-0 0-0 0, Curry 5-8 0-0 11, Turner 4-5 0-0 8, Stauskas 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 48-87 21-26 128. ORLANDO (114) Isaac 4-8 2-2 10, Gordon 6-11 3-6 17, Vucevic 10-16 2-2 24, Augustin 3-4 1-1 9, Fournier 6-16 4-4 17, Bamba 4-5 0-0 8, Grant 1-5 0-0 2, Ross 8-14 0-1 21, Simmons 1-6 4-4 6. Totals 43-85 16-20 114. PORTLAND 33 25 33 37 „ 128 ORLANDO 22 26 36 30 „ 114 3-Point Goals„Portland 11-27 (Lillard 5-10, Collins 2-2, McCollum 2-3, Layman 1-1, Curry 1-2, Harkless 0-1, Nurkic 0-2, Stauskas 0-2, Aminu 0-4), Orlando 12-30 (Ross 5-9, Augustin 2-2, Vucevic 2-3, Gordon 2-5, Fournier 1-6, Grant 0-1, Bamba 0-1, Simmons 0-1, Isaac 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Portland 44 (Aminu 15), Orlando 39 (Vucevic 11). Assists„Portland 24 (Turner 7), Orlando 30 (Fournier, Simmons 6). Total Fouls„ Portland 22, Orlando 21. Technicals„ Portland coach Trail Blazers (Defensive three second), Orlando coach Magic (Defensive three second). A„15,114 (18,846).PISTONS 110, CAVALIERS 103CLEVELAND (103) Osman 1-8 0-0 3, Frye 2-4 0-0 5, Thompson 3-8 0-0 6, Hill 6-11 3-3 15, Hood 4-12 2-2 10, Nance Jr. 5-8 1-2 11, Sexton 5-9 4-5 14, Clarkson 8-12 0-0 18, Korver 7-10 3-3 21, J.Smith 0-7 0-0 0. Totals 41-89 13-15 103. DETROIT (110) Johnson 3-5 0-0 7, Grif“ n 9-13 4-5 26, Drummond 11-17 4-6 26, Jackson 4-12 5-10 16, Bullock 2-10 1-2 5, Pachulia 0-2 2-2 2, I.Smith 4-7 0-0 10, Galloway 3-6 1-2 8, Kennard 4-4 0-0 8, Brown 0-0 0-2 0, Robinson III 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-78 17-29 110. CLEVELAND 27 23 18 35 „ 103 DETROIT 30 28 22 30 „ 110 3-Point Goals„Cleveland 8-24 (Korver 4-7, Clarkson 2-4, Frye 1-2, Osman 1-3, Sexton 0-1, Hill 0-1, Hood 0-2, J.Smith 0-4), Detroit 11-28 (Grif“ n 4-5, Jackson 3-8, I.Smith 2-4, Johnson 1-3, Galloway 1-3, Robinson III 0-1, Bullock 0-4). Fouled Out„Korver, Osman. Rebounds„Cleveland 30 (Nance Jr., Osman 6), Detroit 48 (Drummond 22). Assists„Cleveland 18 (Nance Jr., Sexton 5), Detroit 21 (Bullock 6). Total Fouls„ Cleveland 25, Detroit 21. Technicals„ Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second). A„15,896 (20,491).CELTICS 111, THUNDER 95BOSTON (101) Tatum 8-18 7-7 24, Hayward 1-5 2-4 5, Horford 7-16 2-2 19, Irving 6-13 1-4 15, Brown 1-8 4-6 6, Ojeleye 0-2 1-2 1, Theis 2-5 0-0 4, Morris 5-9 7-8 21, Rozier 2-5 0-0 4, Smart 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 33-85 24-33 101. OKLAHOMA CITY (95) George 7-22 6-8 22, Grant 4-10 1-1 10, Adams 5-10 2-6 12, Westbrook 5-20 3-5 13, Ferguson 1-1 0-0 2, Patterson 3-5 0-0 7, Noel 3-4 1-2 7, Schroder 4-10 1-2 10, Abrines 2-5 0-1 6, Diallo 3-7 0-0 6. Totals 37-94 14-25 95. BOSTON 16 18 40 27 „ 101 OKLAHOMA CITY 22 28 23 22 „ 95 3-Point Goals„Boston 11-31 (Morris 4-4, Horford 3-5, Irving 2-6, Tatum 1-3, Hayward 1-4, Ojeleye 0-1, Theis 0-1, Rozier 0-2, Brown 0-2, Smart 0-3), Oklahoma City 7-28 (Abrines 2-5, George 2-10, Patterson 1-2, Schroder 1-3, Grant 1-3, Westbrook 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Boston 45 (Morris 10), Oklahoma City 57 (Westbrook 15). Assists„Boston 19 (Irving 5), Oklahoma City 19 (Westbrook 8). Total Fouls„Boston 27, Oklahoma City 27. Technicals„Boston coach Brad Stevens, Oklahoma City coach Thunder (Defensive three second). A„18,203 (18,203).LAKERS 121, NUGGETS 114DENVER (114) Craig 1-5 0-0 2, Millsap 3-9 0-0 6, Jokic 9-17 5-5 24, Murray 8-17 5-7 22, Harris 6-13 0-0 13, Hernangomez 1-2 0-0 2, Lyles 5-12 0-1 11, Plumlee 5-6 0-1 10, Morris 6-9 6-6 20, Ma.Beasley 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 46-92 16-20 114. L.A. LAKERS (121) James 10-17 7-10 28, Kuzma 8-18 4-4 22, McGee 10-16 1-1 21, Ball 5-10 0-0 12, Hart 3-10 5-6 12, Mi.Beasley 0-0 0-0 0, Mykhailiuk 2-3 0-0 4, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Caldwell-Pope 2-5 2-2 8, Stephenson 5-11 0-0 12. Totals 46-92 19-23 121. DENVER 26 31 32 25 „ 114 L.A. LAKERS 22 36 29 34 „ 121 3-Point Goals„Denver 6-23 (Morris 2-2, Lyles 1-3, Harris 1-3, Jokic 1-5, Murray 1-5, Hernangomez 0-1, Craig 0-2, Millsap 0-2), L.A. Lakers 10-29 (Stephenson 2-3, Caldwell-Pope 2-4, Ball 2-5, Kuzma 2-6, James 1-5, Hart 1-6). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Denver 44 (Jokic 11), L.A. Lakers 42 (James 11). Assists„Denver 22 (Morris 7), L.A. Lakers 27 (James 11). Total Fouls„Denver 22, L.A. Lakers 19. A„18,997 (18,997). PRO HOCKEY LATE THURSDAY BRUINS 3, FLYERS 0PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 „ 0 BOSTON 0 2 1 „ 3 First Period„None. Penalties„Giroux, PHI, (holding stick), 7:11; Pastrnak, BOS, (interference), 7:11; Hagg, PHI, (slashing), 11:27; Chara, BOS, (delay of game), 18:05. Second Period„1, Boston, Chara 2 (Heinen), 13:00. 2, Boston, DeBrusk 3 (Krejci, Kampfer), 17:28 (pp). Penalties„ Philadelphia bench, served by Konecny (too many men on the ice), 15:32. Third Period„3, Boston, Chara 3 (Halak), 19:37 (pp). Penalties„Kampfer, BOS, served by Donato, (roughing), 6:38; Kampfer, BOS, (roughing), 6:38; Simmonds, PHI, (roughing), 6:38; Chara, BOS, (tripping), 8:34; Konecny, PHI, (tripping), 14:30; MacDonald, PHI, (slashing), 16:03; Laughton, PHI, Misconduct (misconduct), 16:03; Laughton, PHI, served by Lindblom, (roughing), 16:03; DeBrusk, BOS, (interference), 16:03; Lindblom, PHI, (interference), 18:06. Shots on Goal„Philadelphia 7-11-8„26. Boston 7-11-7„25. Power -play opportunities„Philadelphia 0 of 3; Boston 2 of 5. Goalies„Philadelphia, Elliott 2-4-0 (24 shots-22 saves). Boston, Halak 2-0-2 (26-26). A„17,565 (17,565). Referees„Frederick LEcuyer, Chris Rooney. Linesmen„Ryan Daisy, Matt MacPherson.SABRES 4, CANADIENS 3MONTREAL 1 1 1 „ 3 BUFFALO 0 2 2 „ 4 First Period„1, Montreal, Domi 3 (Lehkonen), 1:17. Penalties„Ristolainen, BUF, (interference), 3:27. Second Period„2, Buffalo, Pominville 3 (Skinner, McCabe), 11:22. 3, Montreal, Armia 2 (Ouellet, Kotkaniemi), 16:08. 4, Buffalo, Pominville 4 (Mittelstadt, Skinner), 17:42 (pp). Penalties„Benn, MTL, (high sticking), 1:08; Shaw, MTL, (holding), 16:34; Okposo, BUF, (slashing), 19:01. Third Period„5, Montreal, Domi 4 (Niemi, Petry), 6:34. 6, Buffalo, Reinhart 1 (Sheary, McCabe), 13:07. 7, Buffalo, Okposo 2 (Skinner, Dahlin), 18:59 (pp). Penalties„Montreal bench, served by Kotkaniemi (too many men on the ice), 9:05; Armia, MTL, (tripping), 18:41. Shots on Goal„Montreal 9-9-4„22. Buffalo 13-14-15„42. Power -play opportunities„Montreal 0 of 2; Buffalo 2 of 4. Goalies„Montreal, Niemi 2-1-0 (42 shots-37 saves). Buffalo, Hutton 4-4-0 (22-19). A„16,112 (19,070). T„2:34. Referees„Kevin Pollock, Garrett Rank. Linesmen„David Brisebois, Brad Kovachik.PREDATORS 4, DEVILS 3, OTNASHVILLE 1 1 1 1 „ 4 NEW JERSEY 2 1 0 0 „ 3 First Period„1, New Jersey, Severson 2 (Palmieri, Hall), 2:58. 2, Nashville, Weber 1 (Fiala, Jarnkrok), 14:40. 3, New Jersey, Hischier 2 (Hall, Palmieri), 19:01 (pp). Penalties„Hall, NJ, (interference), 11:16; Forsberg, NSH, (interference), 17:53. Second Period„4, Nashville, Arvidsson 7 (Turris, Josi), 13:06. 5, New Jersey, Hischier 3 (Vatanen, Palmieri), 13:46. Penalties„Rinaldo, NSH, (illegal check to head), 8:18; Dea, NJ, (tripping), 15:02. Third Period„6, Nashville, Forsberg 7 (Subban, Johansen), 13:40 (pp). Penalties„Palmieri, NJ, (tripping), 0:52; Johansson, NJ, (holding), 12:25; Bonino, NSH, (tripping), 14:05. Overtime„7, Nashville, Turris 2 (Ekholm), 3:35. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Nashville 17-7-8-4„36. New Jersey 18-6-11-1„36. Power -play opportunities„Nashville 1 of 4; New Jersey 1 of 3. Goalies„Nashville, Saros 5-1-0 (36 shots-33 saves). New Jersey, Kinkaid 4-2-1 (36-32). A„15,164 (16,514). T„2:44. Referees„Ghislain Hebert, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen„Steve Miller, Tim Nowak.BLUE JACKETS 7, BLUES 4COLUMBUS 1 3 3 „ 7 ST. LOUIS 2 1 1 „ 4 First Period„1, St. Louis, Tarasenko 3 (OReilly, Maroon), 4:26 (pp). 2, St. Louis, Schwartz 1 (Schenn), 12:40. 3, Columbus, Jenner 2 (Werenski, Murray), 16:47 (pp). Penalties„Anderson, CBJ, (roughing), 3:23; Parayko, STL, (roughing), 3:23; Anderson, CBJ, served by Panarin, (slashing), 3:23; Schwartz, STL, (tripping), 7:58; Foligno, CBJ, (interference), 9:08; Perron, STL, (interference), 14:48; St. Louis bench, served by Tarasenko (too many men on the ice), 17:41. Second Period„4, Columbus, Duclair 3 (Harrington, Bjorkstrand), 2:04. 5, Columbus, Jenner 3 (Anderson, Foligno), 3:29. 6, Columbus, Savard 1 (Harrington, Panarin), 8:58. 7, St. Louis, Steen 3 (Edmundson), 11:30. Penalties„Dubois, CBJ, (holding), 15:58. Third Period„8, Columbus, Anderson 5 (Murray, Panarin), 0:38. 9, Columbus, Duclair 4 (Werenski, Wennberg), 2:35 (pp). 10, Columbus, Jones 1 (Panarin, Atkinson), 6:03. 11, St. Louis, Sanford 2 (Dunn, Bozak), 12:36. Penalties„ Pietrangelo, STL, (hooking), 2:29; Dubois, CBJ, (roughing), 19:07; Sundqvist, STL, (roughing), 19:07. Shots on Goal„Columbus 14-10-8„32. St. Louis 10-12-15„37. Power -play opportunities„Columbus 2 of 4; St. Louis 1 of 3. Goalies„Columbus, Korpisalo 3-0-0 (37

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 B3By Will GravesAssociated PressPITTSBURGH „ The question arises regularly, usually after a Pittsburgh home game. And even though Dennis Briggs teammates know the answer thats coming from the senior defensive back they jokingly and reverentially call old man,Ž they ask anyway because respect must be paid.So when Briggs turns down their invitation to go out and either celebrate or commiserate, they dont complain.I have responsibilities,Ž Briggs said. They under-stand that. They dont give me a hard time about it.ŽIts not that Briggs doesnt enjoy hanging out. He does. Its just that time is precious for players like Briggs, who is among a small fraternity in the Atlantic Coast Conference attempting to navigate the push-pull of academics, big-time college football and wedded bliss.If anything, those few hours after home games might be the only time all week during the fall Briggs and wife Loren have a chance to decompress together without school, work or football getting in the way. So while many of the Panthers go out and do what college kids do on the weekend, Briggs typically heads home to the small one-bedroom off-campus apartment he and his wife share and exhales.Im living my dream,Ž Briggs said.One that the NCAA played a small role in. The organizations decision in 2015 to allow schools to provide cost of atten-danceŽ payouts to players gave Briggs and Syracuse offensive tackle Koda Martin „ who is married to Orange head coach Dino Babers daughter Jazzmin „ peace of mind before popping the question.My wife graduated before me and was getting a job as a teacher, but I didnt want her to be dealing with the pressure of pulling the weight for me and her,Ž said Martin, who transferred to Syra-cuse after graduating from Texas A&M, where he met Jazzmin, a volleyball player. Love & Marriage; ACC players balance football, married lifePittsburgh safety Dennis Briggs (20) gets the team “ red up before its annual spring game on April 14 in Pittsburgh. Briggs and Syracuse offensive tackle Koda Martin didnt want to wait until after college to get married. So they didnt. One of the factors that helped them take the plunge: the “ nancial buffer provided by the NCAAs cost of attendanceŽ provision. [AP PHOTO/KEITH SRAKOCIC, FILE] By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to stop losing races before he could find his way to victory lane.It took probably a dozen defeats in NASCARs Cup Series before Elliott stepped up on the road course at Wat-kins Glen to finally close out his first win. That August victory locked him into the playoffs, and he bookended the second round of the cham-pionship chase with victories at Dover and Kansas.Now Elliott is on to the third round of the playoffs „ winner of two of the last three races, and three of the last 11 dating to his Watkins Glen breakthrough „ and is perhaps a legitimate title contender. Once that first victory was out of the way, Elliott switched into another gear knowing he could win at the highest level.Crew chief Alan Gustafson likened it to a change in mental approach that all athletes face.I always feel like when youre in a situation, whatever it is, if youre shooting a foul shot, hitting a golf shot, racing a car, when you come up to the foul line, is your mind saying to yourself, Im going to make it? Or Im going to miss it? That psychology is a huge part of success,Ž Gustafson said. As you get confidence and wins, you make foul shots, when you get to the line you know youre going to make them. I dont feel like his per-sonality has changed, but I think now when he looks at that opportunity, he is looking at it more like Yes, I can do this instead of the 100 things that can go wrong.ŽAnd plenty of things went wrong for Elliott after he won the Xfinity Series champion-ship in 2014, when he was 18 and finally eligible to run a full NASCAR season. Plans were formed in 2015 for his move to the big leagues with Hendrick Motorsports as the replacement for retiring four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Elliott was in the seat not long after his 20th birthday.He is the son of Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, NASCARs 1988 champion and a record 16-time winner of the most popular driver award. Chase Elliott entered NASCAR with a built-in fan base that wants him to match the success of his father. Because hes with Hendrick, in Gordons old ride, the wins should have been immediate, right?Elliott did win the pole for his Daytona 500 debut, but he finished 37th. His rookie season netted five finishes of second or third, a 10th-place finish in the standings and no wins.Year 2 was like a bad repeat. The pole again at Daytona and nothing to show for that effort. Even worse? Five run-ner-up finishes and almost certain victory snatched away at Martinsville Speed-way. Elliott was leading late in the race at the Virginia track with only a few laps remaining before what would have been both his first victory and an automatic spot in the cham-pionship finale.Elliott on a hot streak, eyeing NASCAR crownChase Elliott celebrates winning a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. [COLIN E. BRALEY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]seconds left against MDCAs backups for the only points of the second half. Tyler Allen is a stud, but hes got 10 other guys out there with him and hed be the first to say that,Ž Tackett said. The game was basically over in a flash with Mount Dora Christian being unstoppable on offense and unmovable on defense. Throw in the fact that Inlet Grove completely fell apart in the face of the onslaught, racking up over 100 yards in penalties in the first quarter alone, and it was an overwhelming mismatch. Mount Dora Christians Kevin Davina got things started by intercepting a pass on Inlet Groves third play of the game. Allen then made it count by going 66 yards for a score on the Bulldogs first offensive play of the game. A 2-point conversion gave MDCA an 8-0 lead with 10:15 to go in the first quarter. Patrick Horan came up with an interception on Inlet Groves next possession, giving the Bulldogs two picks in five plays. MDCA looked ready to stumble after the second turnover, with Allen having to fall on a pair of wayward snaps after starting from the Hurricanes 15. But it didnt matter as Allen scooted 11 yards for his second score and a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Inlet Grove punted on fourth-and-25 on its third possession and Davina returned the punt 45 yards for a score. Horans 2-point conversion left the Bulldogs up 22-0 with 3:17 still left in the first quarter. Horan added a 17-yard touchdown run, Allen added two more scores on runs of 45 and 9 yards and Jesiah Pierre finished the first half scoring with a 27-yard run. By that time Inlet Grove was beaten enough that it even stopped the late hits and personal fouls. Last year we might have gotten into that with them,Ž Tackett said. But this year we pride ourselves on having discipline. This is a program built on discipline and its paying off.Ž BULLDOGSFrom Page B1FOOTBALL Mount Dora 42, Tenoroc 8Mount Dora scored a decisive win over Tenoroc in Lakeland Friday night, 42-8The Hurricanes set the tone by taking back the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but then the offense stalled for several drives before quarterback Tyler Schwarz threw touchdown passes to Austin Berg and Roman Newkirk on consecutive possessions to open up the game on the way to a 28-8 halftime lead.Mount Dora add two more scores in the second half and the defense shut out Tenoroc in the final two frames.Freshman cornerback Torrin Rodgers had three interceptions for Mount Dora, including a touchdown that was called back because of a penalty.With the win, Mount Dora improved to 5-4 on the year while Tenoroc fell to 1-8. Next week, Mount Dora will wrap up the regular season at home against Kissimmee Gateway.Orlando Jones 60, Tavares 0It wasnt a surprise that powerhouse Orlando Jones beat Tavares handily Friday night. But in the aftermath, Tavares coach Gavin Jones found a lot of positives to talk about.Jones was glad he got to empty his bench and play some young players, but he said he was proudest of the fact that his players kept their composure in the face of adversity and played with class and sportsmanship.Orlando Jones, 8-1, came into the game on a seven-game winning streak and dismantled Eustis 51-0 last week in Eustis. In three Class 5A-District 13 games this season they have outscored Bishop Moore, Eustis and Tavares by a com-bined score of 161-14.Tavares, 3-6, was 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.Lake Weir 47, Leesburg 21It was a tale of two halves in Leesburg Friday night as visit-ing Lake Weir hung 47 points on the Yellow Jackets in the first half and then went cold as Leesburg tried to storm back in the second half.Lake Weir scored on the first series of the game and never looked back on its way to a 47-0 halftime lead. Leesburg turned the tables int he second half against the Hurricanes reserves, holding Lake Weir scoreless while scoring 21.The kids kept fighting,Ž coach Mark Oates said after the game. We challenged them at halftimes and we came out and played better.ŽLeesburg fell to 1-8 with the loss while Lake Weir improved to 6-3.Next week, Leesburg will play at Lake Minneola.East Ridge 33, Lake Howell 10East Ridge rode a dominating second half defensive perfor-mance and a punishing running game to a decisive win over Lake Howell Friday night.Leading just 13-10 at the half, East Ridges Keondre Magliore took the second half kickoff back for a touchdown to jump start the scoring. Magliore added three more touchdowns and 105 yards on 15 carries on the night.The Knights defense, mean-while, had five interceptions on the night, including four in the second half. East Ridge improve to 3-6 on the year while Lake Howell fell to 2-7.East Ridge wraps up the reg-ular season next week against South Lake in Groveland.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPMount Doras Isayah Hatter eludes defenders as he looks for running room around the end Friday night. [JOE OTT / CORRESPONDENT] play, T.J. Snowden raced around the right end and down the sidelines on a 35-yard scoring run to cut the Buffalo lead to 21-14. Later in the quarter, after the Buffalo answered with a short scoring blast by Harris, Marcus Niblack hooked up with quarterback Nate Mikell on a 49-yard touchdown pass. But, Harris answered again for The Villages and the Buffalo took a 35-21 lead into the fourth quarter. In the final 12 minutes, the Wildcats cut the deficit to a single point when Lucas ripped the ball out of A.J. Williams hands and raced 23 yards for a touchdown and Kevarious Gordon capped a long drive with a one-yard blast with 5:47 to play. Thats when Harris and Goldwire stepped up for the Buffalo. Harris led The Villages on a 6-play, 67-yard drive that sealed the win. Along the way, Harris hit Gold-wire for a 33-yard pass play on a third-and-11 to keep the drive alive. And then, on a thirdand-three, Goldwire blasted through the line for the clinching score. Wildwood mustered a final threat, but couldnt get closer than the 23-yard line. On a fourth-down play, Mikells final pass sailed incomplete with 1:15 left and the Buffalo ran out the clock. Before the game, the Wildcats paid tribute to former player Jared Corbin, who was killed earlier in the day in traffic accident. Players walked onto the field holding Corbins No. 12 jerseys and the 12-yard line hashmarks were painted black in his memory. Goldwire led all runners with 120 yards on 15 carries and touchdowns. Harris ran for 110 yards on 24 car-ries and pass for 86. For Wildwood, Snowden ran for 92 yards and Mikell passed for 187. Fans and players from both sides also observed a moment of silence before kickoff. Next week, the Buffalo will wrap up the regular season against Orlando First Academy. VILLAGESFrom Page B1

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B4 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Ralph D. RussoAssociated PressMajor college football teams are on a record scoring pace this season and a more aggres-sive approach on fourth down is helping to fuel the surge.Through eight weeks of the season, FBS teams are averag-ing 30.23 points per game, up almost a point and a half from last season and just ahead of the record 30.0 set in 2016. While last years dip in scor-ing to a six-year low seemed related to teams moving away from up-tempo offense, the cause for this seasons uptick appears to be „ at least in part „ tied to fourth-down decisions. Often guided by analytics, teams are going for it on fourth down more frequently and turning more scoring opportunities into touchdowns.You know were big into analytics and have some differ-ent analysts look into that every week,Ž LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. We study it during the week. We practice it. Theres some recommendations that they give. Sometimes its very aggressive. Sometimes its too aggressive.ŽOrgeron and LSU went on fourth-and-short four times in a victory against Georgia ear-lier this month; for the season, the Tigers have attempted nine fourth-down conversions in eight games, just one less than in 13 games last season.Duke coach David Cutcliffe said more teams are catching on to an approach he has used for years.There are a lot of companies out there, analytic companies, that have aggressively pursued clients,Ž Cutcliffe said. I think a lot of people are listening to them, looking at the math, figuring it out. So I think it is a matter of the cats out of the bag.ŽScoring slipped to 28.8 last season, the lowest since 2011, stopping a string of six consecutive seasons where the average increased. Offenses were just as effective last year, but not playing as fast. Plays per game, like scoring, reached a six-year low (69.9) and pos-sessions per game dropped to 24.39, continuing a downward trend since 2015.Plays per game have risen to 70.8 on average in 2018, but possessions have stayed steady, according to Championship Analytics Inc., a company that provides dozens of Division I schools a weekly statistical analysis of their upcoming game.CAI uses points per possession to measure offensive efficiency. According to CAI, points per possession are up nearly 5 percent from last season, 2.34 compared to 2.23 in 2017. 4th-downs fuel scoring surgeDuke head football coach David Cutcliffe celebrates after a 40-27 win over Baylor on Sept. 15 in Waco, Texas. Major college football teams are on a record scoring pace this season and a more aggressive approach on fourth down is helping to fuel the surge. [ROD AYDELOTTE/WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD VIA AP, FILE] By Rob MaaddiAssociated PressTwo is the new one.NFL teams are going for 2-point conversions more than ever this season. Teams have tried it 59 times through the first seven weeks, convert-ing 35. They're on pace to break the record of 115 attempted in 1994, the year the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion.There have been eight entire seasons since 1994 in which there weren't 59 2-pont conversion tries and only four times has the total reached 100.Titans coach Mike Vrabel went for 2 points and the win instead of playing for the tie and failed in Tennessee's 20-19 loss to the Chargers in London.Giants coach Pat Shurmur went for it down 20-12 and also failed in a 23-20 loss to the Falcons.Ravens coach John Harbaugh was considering it but played for overtime and lost when Justin Tucker missed the first extra point of his career in a 24-23 loss to the Saints.In Week 5, Eagles coach Doug Pederson went for the 2-point conversion trailing by eight points and was suc-cessful. Philadelphia ended up losing to Minnesota but was in position to win the game with a touchdown and extra point after converting. Teams have a higher percentage of win-ning down six instead of down seven.Shurmur followed the same logic and more coaches might follow the trend in 8-point games because the success rate for 2-point conversions is nearly 60 percent and they could try again and get the tie on the next touchdown.Vrabel's decision was the toughest because kicking an extra point to send the game into overtime is the safer choice. However, that doesn't always work out as Harbaugh found out with a kicker who had been perfect to that point.Here's a look inside more numbers going into Week 8:UPHILL BATTLE: Bad news for the 14 teams with losing records. Since the current playoff format was introduced in 1990, 88 percent of teams who made the playoffs had a winning record through Week 7.ADAM'S MARK: Vikings receiver Adam Thielen has at least 100 yards receiving in each of Minnesota's first seven games this season, tying Charley Hennigan, who did it to start the 1961 season with Houston. Only Calvin Johnson had eight straight 100-yard receiving games at any point during a season. Thielen has 67 catches for 822 yards and five touchdowns.TEXAN TURNAROUND: The Houston Texans are the sixth team since 1970 to win four straight games following an 0-3 start.TOPPING T.O.: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald needs 135 yards receiving to surpass Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (15,934) for second on the all-time list behind Jerry Rice.NFL teams: 2-point conversion tries are upBaltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, left, walks off the “ eld after missing a point-after attempt against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in Baltimore. NFL teams are going for 2-point conversions more than ever this season. Ravens coach John Harbaugh was considering it but played for overtime and lost when Tucker missed the “ rst extra point of his career in a 24-23 loss to the Saints. [AP PHOTO/NICK WASS, FILE] Swinney drove home the point all week that despite Florida States early struggles, the Seminoles are dangerous, talented and capable of playing with the Tigers. He also made sure his players knew Clemson had never won two straight games at Florida State. Thats something weve thought about,Ž Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins said. Lawrences timeClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence looked poised and polished in lead-ing the Tigers to the win over North Carolina State. Lawrence, the long-haired, strong-armed freshman, threw for a career best 308 yards in his third college start. Lawrence expects to build on that showing at Florida State. Close callFlorida State quarterback Deondre Francois recalled the shootout with Clemson two years ago where the Tigers rallied for a 37-34 victory. The Seminoles had a chance to answer after Clems ons go-ahead TD with 2:06 to go, but Fran-cois said the team made too many mistakes and couldnt execute on the final drive. That just keeps replaying in my head,Ž he said. Not buying itClemson coach Dabo Swinney brushed off talk that Doak S. Campbell Stadium will be half-filled and dull because of an expected Tiger blowout. This is Clemson-Florida State,Ž he said. I know there will be a really good crowd. Ill be very surprised if theres not.Ž FSUFrom Page B1 Florida States Cam Akers, center, struggles to pick up yardage against Wake Forest on Oct. 20 in Tallahassee. [AP PHOTO/STEVE CANNON] bit. It has ultra-high stakes and title-game aspirations.Florida and Georgia enter the neutral-site game ranked inside the top 10 for the first time since 2008, and the winner likely will wind up close to the fourth spot in the first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings next week. The loser probably can forget about playing for a national championship or getting to Atlanta for the SEC title game.If youre not amped up this game or youre not excited, youre screwed up in the head,Ž Florida guard Tyler Jordan said.ESPNs College GameDay as well as SEC Nation will broadcast live a few hundred yards apart, the first time theyve been at the same venue on the same day during the regular season.Its also the first game in a two-week span that will showcase the SECs top teams, with top-ranked Ala-bama visiting No. 4 LSU next Saturday night. It wont be about what we say or how we say it,Ž thirdyear Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. Itll be about who plays well on the field and who controls the line of scrimmage that will be the key to this game.Its not waving a magic wand or some guy giving a speech in the locker room. Its really just work.ŽThe Bulldogs got outworked at LSU two weeks ago, falling behind 16-0 in the first half and losing 36-16. The Tigers ran for 275 yards and took advantage of four turnovers.Georgia has spent the last two weeks stewing over their performance.You kind of need things like sometimes to kind of humble you and put things in perspective, just to show how much more you have to work for,Ž defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter said. You might have thought you were playing pretty well, doing everything the right way, but theres always room for improve-ment. Youve got to fix those areas.ŽFlorida has come a long way since losing to Kentucky in early September. The Gators have won five in a row while making strides on both sides of the ball.They also havent forgotten last years 42-7 debacle in Jacksonville. They spent the week dealing with fallout from coach Jim McElwains alleged death threats and were told just before the game that McElwain likely would be gone after.Guys are still feeling that pain from last year,Ž Gators running back Lamical Perine said. Theres a lot of fuel from that.ŽHere are some other things to know about Florida and Georgia: Ground gamesGeorgia has the best rush-ing attack in the conference, with Elijah Holyfield and DAndre Swift combining to gain 850 yards and eight touchdowns. Florida counters with a three-man rotation that features Jordan Scarlett, Perine and freshman Dameon Pierce.Smart called the running game criticalŽ to the outcome.You look at the history of the Georgia-Florida game, which weve done and shown our players,Ž he said. The team that leads it in rushing tends to win.Ž Lake neighbors Mullen and Smart are Lake Oconee neighbors, with summer homes in the posh community about 75 miles southeast of Atlanta.I see him over the summers, the years hes been at Mississippi State, quite a bit,Ž Smart said.Added Mullen: Kirby and I have played golf a couple of times up there in the summer and we (walk) past each other at the kids pool coming and going. We get to see each other. Its a great place.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1

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Brown & Brown BRO 24.28 31.55 27.94 -.14 -0.5 t t t ... +15.7 25 0.32 f CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.92 -.59 -1.3 t t t +0.1 +4.3 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.24 -.60 -1.7 t t t -11.7 -0.7 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 79.18 124.00 103.91 -2.52 -2.4 t t t +8.2 +33.5 20 3.00 Disney DIS 96.89 119.69 113.19 -.97 -0.8 t t t +5.3 +18.5 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.21 23.44 11.30 -.50 -4.2 t s s -35.3 -42.9 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.52 -.95 -2.1 t s s -26.6 -9.9 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 135.16 175.50 160.84 -.19 -0.1 t t t +13.5 +19.7 28 2.74 f Home Depot HD 160.53 215.43 172.23 -6.84 -3.8 t t t -9.1 +10.2 22 4.12 IBM IBM 125.14 171.13 124.79 -1.66 -1.3 t t t -18.7 -13.6 9 6.28 f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.70 93.78 -4.17 -4.3 t t t +0.9 +23.1 20 1.92 f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.91 24.88 -.88 -3.4 t s s +34.5 +33.6 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 176.83 169.89 -3.31 -1.9 t s s +8.8 +15.4 13 4.4 4 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 110.45 -2.40 -2.1 s t t -7.9 +5.7 32 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 59.56 -.81 -1.3 t t t -7.8 +3.8 10 2.00 f WalMart Strs WMT 81.78 109.98 98.94 -.24 -0.2 s s s +0.2 +14.4 24 2.08 f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 27.39 -.35 -1.3 s s s -6.0 -13.2 cc 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest MARKET WATCHDow 24,688.31 296.24 Nasdaq 7,167.21 151.12 S&P 2,658.69 46.88 Russell 1,483.82 16.58 NYSE 11,976.95 141.90COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,232.50 3.40 Silver 14.635 .070 Platinum 829.50 0.80 Copper 2.7440 .0045 Oil 67.59 0.26MARKET MOVERS€ Amazon Inc., down $139.36 to $1,642.81: Despite another record quarterly pro“ t, the online juggernaut posted revenue that grew less than Wall Street expected. € Alphabet Inc., down $19.84 to $1,083.75: The parent company of Google took in less revenue than analysts expected, and investors worry regulators could make it tougher for it to collect data.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONUS economy grew at strong 3.5 pct. rate in Q3 The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.5 percent in the JulySeptember quarter as the strongest burst of consumer spending in nearly four years helped offset a sharp drag from trade.The Commerce Depart-ment said Friday that the third quarters gross domestic product, the countrys total output of goods and services, followed an even stronger 4.2 percent rate of growth in the second quarter. NEW YORKNBC cancels Megyn Kellys showMegyn Kelly, the former Fox News Chan-nel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for white people to wear blackface at Halloween.NEW YORKWatchdog looks to rescind part of payday loan rulesThe Consumer Finan-cial Protection Bureau will revisit a crucial part of its year-old payday lending industry regulations, the agency announced Friday, a move that will likely make it more difficult for the bureau to protect consumers from potential abuses, if changed.The CFPB finalized rules last year that would, among other changes, force payday lenders to take into account the ability of their customers to repay their loans in a timely manner, in an effort to stop a harmful industry practice where borrowers renew their loans multiple times. The Associated PressBy Alex VeigaThe Associated PressStocks are back in the red for the year after another wave of selling hit Wall Street Friday.The latest plunge came at the end of an unusually turbulent week of trading that had one huge gain sandwiched between massive losses.A three-week slide has left the benchmark S&P 500 index on track for its worst month since Febru-ary 2009, right before the stock market hit bottom following the 2008 finan-cial crisis.Longtime market favor-ites like Amazon led the way lower after reporting weak results. Technology and consumer-focused companies accounted for much of the sell-off.Media and communi-cations stocks, banks and health care companies also took heavy losses. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, as investors sought out less risky assets.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 300 points and the S&P 500, a benchmark for many index funds, is now down 9.3 percent from its September peak. Thats just shy of what Wall Street calls a correction,Ž or a drop of 10 percent or more from a peak. The last S&P 500 correction happened in February.The stock market has whipsawed this week, with the Dow slumping 500 points over the first two days of the week, plunging 608 on Wednesday, soaring 401 points Thursday and then plunging again on Friday. The ups and downs came during the busiest week for third-quarter com-pany earnings.Were going through this transition where, earlier in the year, the corporate earnings results were just a blowout and now theyre more mixed,Ž said David Lefkowitz, senior equity strategist Americas at UBS Global Wealth Management. Thats causing some of this volatility.ŽThe S&P 500 index slid 46.88 points, or 1.7 per-cent, to 2,658.69.The Dow dropped 296.24 points, or 1.2 per-cent, to 24,688.31. The average was briefly down 539 points.The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lost 151.12 points, or 2.1 percent, to 7,167.21. The Russell 2000 index of smallercompany stocks gave up 16.58 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,483.82. The S&P 500 and Dow are now down for the year again. Trader Gregory Rowe, left, works on the ” oor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday in New York. [RICHARD DREW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The nerve-wracking anxiety thats gripped the U.S. stock market might seem oddly unmoored from economic reality: Economic growth is strong, unemployment ultra-low and consumers exceptionally confident.Indeed, on Friday, the government reported that the U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.5 percent annual pace from July through September. In the previous quarter, annual growth was an even stronger 4.2 percent. The two periods marked the strongest consecutive quar-ters of growth in four years.Unemployment, at 3.7 per-cent, has reached its lowest point since 1969. And Amer-icans optimism over the economy, as measured by the Conference Boards consumer confidence index, is running at an 18-year high.Yet many investors are increasingly seized by fear, and their primary worry is the corporate profits „ which drive stock market gains „ are poised to weaken. An array of threats to company earnings have emerged in recent months: Interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. A Trump administration-led trade war. An economic slowdown in China, which could depress global growth.Caterpillar, Ford and other U.S. corporate giants have been warning investors that the higher Trump tariffs will mean higher costs and lower profits.Including Friday morn-ings renewed sell-off on Wall Street, the Dow Jones indus-trial average has shed more than 2,240 points „ or more than 8 percent „ since Oct. 3.The Fed has raised its key short-term rate „ a benchmark for loans throughout the economy „ three times this year. And its expected to do so again in December and at least twice in 2019. Rising rates make borrowing costlier for consumers and companies. And they tend to hurt stocks by leading many investors to shift money out of stocks and into bonds to capture rising yields. Higher U.S. rates also draw foreign money to the United States, thereby strengthening the value of the dollar. Indeed, the U.S. dollar has risen more than 6 percent since mid-April against a basket of other major currencies. A stronger dollar makes American exports costlier overseas. It also makes it harder for foreign companies that have borrowed in U.S. dollars to repay their debts.On top of all that, President Donald Trump has started a high-risk trade war by imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and on about $250 billion in Chinese products. Trump has invoked national security in justifying his attacks on what he calls other nations unfair trading practices. Trumps import taxes have triggered retaliatory tariffs from China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and other U.S. trading partners. A result is that trade hostilities have escalated to levels not seen since the 1930s.The president has threat-ened to go further and tax an additional $267 billion in Chi-nese goods.If he does impose those fur-ther tariffs, it would mean his administration had imposed import taxes on just about everything China ships to the United States.All of that has contributed to growing fear that the U.S. economy, as sturdy as it may appear now, could weaken in the months ahead. The trade war could go off the rails,Ž said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics.This month, the International Monetary Fund downgraded its outlook for the global economy and for emerging-market countries in particular. In doing so, the IMF pointed to rising rates and global trade frictions. Last week, China, the worlds second-biggest econ-omy, reported that economic growth in the July to Septem-ber period decelerated to its slowest pace since early 2009.For stock investors, some of the pessimism is anchored in dimming growth forecasts and rising interest rates,Ž said Eric Lascelles, chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management. Traditionally, those have not been friendly to stocks.ŽTumbling stocks often signal a recession warning, the concern that growth will not only slow but stall.Not so this time. Most economists sound confident that theres life yet in the U.S. economic expansion that began in 2009.Wed guess this cycle can last at least a little bit longer,Ž said Lascelles, who foresees the U.S. economy growing 3 percent for 2018 and a still-decent 2.5 percent in 2019.Likewise, Zandi at Moodys Analytics downplays Wall Streets October sell-off as a garden-variety correction.ŽThe Dow, up a sharp 11 per-cent from late June to early October, might have been due for a pullback.Its not signaling a reces-sion dead-ahead,Ž Zandi said.The economy is drawing fuel from $1.5 trillion worth of tax cuts Trump signed into law late last year. Still, the deficit-financed jolt wont last forever. Zandi reckons that it starts running out this time next year, and its gone by early 2020.ŽBy then, the loss of govern-ment stimulus, combined with higher borrowing rates and a slowdown in household and corporate spending, would raise the risk of a recession. Mindful of the threat posed by higher rates, Trump has repeatedly criticized the stewardship of his hand-picked Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, calling the central banks rate hikes my biggest threat.ŽCloudy prospectsDespite solid US economy, dim pro ts aheadS&P 500, Dow back into red for year

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 C1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com SUSTAINABILITYGO GREEN AT HOMEA sustainable home can help save money and help protect the environment, according to Clayton Homes. If you are looking to build a sustainable home, consider adding these features: € Smart thermostats € Low-emission windows that block UV rays € Drought-tolerant landscapes that use drip irrigation YARDSCREATE A HAVEN FOR BIRDSTransform your backyard into a safe refuge for winter-weary birds with these tips from the experts at Coles Wild Bird Products. € Consider a variety of feeder types to increase the diversity of your avian visitors. € Provide fresh water in cold weather with a heated birdbath and place it in a sheltered spot for safe access. € Birds also appreciate warm, dry shelter from wet, snowy conditions. Wellinsulated nest boxes will provide them with a cozy place to harbor. SELLINGBEWARE WATER LEAKSBefore you sell your home, do you have unknown water waste? To x hidden leaks, use intelligentwater technology that analyzes your homes water use to detect tiny changes in water pressure, according to Phyn. Not only can you target invisible water leaks and make repairs, but you can also shut o the water in an emergency. „ Brandpoint By Laura FirsztMore Content NowAccording to the Insulation Institute, fully 90 percent of todays American homes are underinsulated. Thats really too bad, because insulating your house is one of the greenest moves you can make. Effective insulation keeps in heated or cooled air „ depending on the season „ thereby lowering your HVAC energy consumption, your utility bills, and your carbon footprint. Often, though, homeowners simply dont know enough about insulation: Where to install it and which type is best. Thats why were presenting a primer on insulation ratings of common materials, and the best locations to install them in your home. R-value: Measuring insulation ratings R-value is the standard measurement when you compare the insulation ratings of various materials. The R-value indicates the resistance to heat transfer of a given type of insulation. The more effective the insulation material is, the greater its R-value will be. Optimal R-value when insulating your home will depend on which part of the country you live in „ obviously, homes in states with harsh winters require higher insulation ratings to keep out the cold. Insulation ratings comparison (per inch) There are numerous home insulation materials available. To compare their insulating ability, look at each ones R-value per inch of thickness. However, note that R-values do not necessarily increase in direct proportion to increases in thickness, due to compaction. Insulation ratings also tend to change over time, with improvements in materials.€ Batts and blankets made out of “ berglass or rock wool provide an R-value of 3.1-4.0. € Blown-in loose “ ll made of cellulose, “ berglass, or rock wool “ bers or pellets has an R-value of 2.4-4.0. € Rigid foam (extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, polyurethane, polyisocyanrate) has an R-value of 3.5-7.5. € Spray foam manufactured from polyurethane or polyicynene offers an R-value of 3.6-7.0. € Radiant barrier of re” ective material (generally aluminum foil is used as attic insulation, mainly in warm regions to reduce heat gain and cooling costs. It is not usually rated for R-value.(R-value figures from Home Energy Guide, August 2018.) Best home locations to insulateFloor of unfinished attic. In an un“ nished attic, insulate the ” oor to form a barrier which will minimize cold air (or hot, in summer) getting into your living space below. Dont forget the attic access door. Finished attic walls and ceiling. If you use your attic as a bedroom, home of“ ce, etc., apply insulation to the ceiling, between the studs of interior knee walls, and outside between the studs and rafters of the walls and roof. Floors atop cold areas. Similarly, insulate your ” oor above an un“ nished cellar or crawl space. Ditto for any living quarters over your unheated garage. HVAC ducts. Ductwork in unconditioned areas of your home should be sealed and insulated to minimize loss of air heated or cooled by your HVAC system. Insulate the plenum, as well.DIY home insulation tips€ Check your local building code to “ nd out where and how much insulation is required. € If you plan to do the insulation yourself, batts are easiest to work with, as long as your roof joists and wall studs are spaced according to standard measurements. Otherwise youll have to cut the batts to “ t. For other types of insulation, which are more complicated to install, hiring a professional is your best bet. € To keep out moisture, look for insulation materials equipped with a vapor barrier. € Remember to minimize air leakage by weatherstripping around doors and windows, installing thermal drapes, and plug cracks or gaps with caulk. Consider dry walling over an exceptionally cold wall to add a layer of protection.Laura Firszt writes for networx.com.What they mean for your homeEffective insulation keeps in heated or cooled air „ depending on the season „ thereby lowering your HVAC energy consumption, your utility bills, and your carbon footprint. [WIKIMEDIA COMMONS] Insulation ratings: With 38 years of experience in the building industry, including thousands of contractor clients, I have seen the best and worst in the building trade. More importantly, I have seen what works and what doesnt work. By nature, most contractors are hardheaded, stubborn and impulsive „ mixed in with a little bit of ego and arrogance. People in the construction trade work hard, play hard and most of them go big or go home.Ž The problem for most contractors is although those traits and mentality may have worked in the past, changes in technology, culture and laws have made those instincts counterproductive. Contractors who fail in todays market do so because they have refused to change. Each one of us must come to the realization and acceptance that we live in a different world, and if you are going to be successful, change must fully be embraced. Here are some of the oldschool mistakes being made by contractors, which they must change in order to be successful. Many contractors base their entire pricing for a building project on a per square foot matrix they have created in their head instead of a detailed material takeoff. With this type of pricing, projects are either overpriced and the bid is lost. Or the project is awarded at a price that is too low and the contractor ends up wishing they had lost the bid. Sitting down with the client to select specific products and designs is imperative. That information should then be incorporated into a complete and accurate bid. Todays technology makes this so much easier to do „ embrace the technology and put down the pencil. Cutting corners for the lowest price on materials and labor is not the best strategy these days, because AROUND THE HOUSEContractors must embrace change in order to survive Don MagruderThe problem for most contractors is although those traits and mentality may have worked in the past, changes in technology, culture and laws have made those instincts counterproductive. Contractors who fail in todays market do so because they have refused to change. [CAITLIN OHARA/BLOOMBERG] See MAGRUDER, C2

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C2 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comWith Halloween just around the corner, it seems fitting that this weeks article focus on bats. While these nocturnal creatures have played a starring role in many a spooky story, they are largely beneficial and pose minimal threats to humans. Bats are the only mammals capable of flight and contrary to popular opinion, bats are not winged mice. In fact, they arent rodents at all but members of the taxonomic order Chiroptera (meaning hand-wing). There are 13 species of bats that call Florida home year round, seven additional species are occasionally found in the northernmost and southernmost ends of the state. When left to their own devices, bats will colonize caves or natural crevices, depending on their species. Unfortunately, habitat destruction and human activity in caves has forced many bats into alternative locations. Bats can squeeze through tiny openings to colonize human occupied buildings and homes. Their movement and noise, combined with the natural odor of their droppings, can make them less than ideal housemates. Excluding bats from buildings is the only legal way to evict them. Exclusion methods can only be used from Aug. 15 through April 15. Because bats give birth to their young during the warmer months, excluding adult bats during this time may result in babies being left behind. While you, understandably, may not want bats in your attic, there are lots of good reasons to want them nearby. Bats have a voracious appetite and have been known to eat up to twothirds of their body weight per day. There's no need to cover your neck, Florida bats prefers insects, nectar and pollen. Bats are an important part of the ecosystem and a friend to farmers. They have been known to reduce populations of harmful insects in farming communities, thus lessening the need for pesticides. A study in South Texas estimated that bats saved local cotton farmers an average of $741,000. The mere presence of bats in an ecosystem can be enough to scare off insects, making bats an effective, safe and natural form of pest prevention. How can you attract bats to your area? Providing a specially made bat house and then giving it wide berth may be enough to encourage a colony to set up camp. Bat house construction makes a fun weekend project and the University of Florida provides instructions at edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW290. For the DIY disinclined, a list of vendors who sell pre-made and bat-approved houses can be found at www. batcon.org. An added bonus of attracting bats is what they leave behind, namely, nutrient rich guano (bat droppings) that can be a boon to your garden. What should you do if you see a bat? Appreciate it from a distance. Bats should never be handled because they are likely to bite in self-defense. Though rare, bats can carry rabies and any bat bites should be reported to the Health Department and treated immediately by medical professionals. Sick and injured bats should be reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by calling 1-866-293-9282. For information on living with bats, call your UF/ IFAS Lake County Extension Office at 352-343-4101, go to sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake/ or refer to the following publications: € Bats of Florida: http:// edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw203 €Insect Pest Management Services Provided by Bats: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ uw289 Megan Mann is interim director and a livestock agent at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center. Email her at horsygrl@ufl.edu.FROM THE EXTENSIONLiving with bats? Not such a batty ideayour client has the ability to research anything you purchase or construct on their project. Before Google and YouTube, contractors would cut corners in materials and building methods to add a little extra to the bottom line. Most project owners had to accept what they were told. Nowadays, everyone with a smartphone in their hands is an expert. Explain to your homeowner why you put a cheaper product in their home or hired a subcontractor with a one-star review. While price still matters, project owners are demanding better quality, longer warranty periods and service. The most successful contractors are the ones who focus on managing and optimizing time instead of saving five cents on a piece of pipe. Time is your biggest profit killer, not the cost of materials. Because of Floridas Construction Lien Law, contractors must better qualify their clients to ensure that when the job is complete they will get paid. Verifying how the job is funded as well as the names on the property deal is very important in protecting the contractors lien rights. Many contractors do not have the financial wherewithal to lose thousands of dollars from a project owner who doesnt pay. Despite this, contractors are starting jobs without verifying the owner has the money. A handshake is great when greeting someone, but it has no sway in a contract dispute. By nature, contractors hate paperwork and detailed contracts. However, the world and technology are forcing agreements upon us every day. Without a contract spelling out the scope of work, terms of payment and agreed responsibilities the contractor becomes prey to a disreputable project owner. Someone who owes you money after the work has been done has all the cards and can make you dance like an organ grinders monkey. The stereotypical contractor is a screamer and butt kicker when it comes to their employees. The mentality of my way or the highwayŽ may have worked 25 years ago in harder economic times, but todays workers wont put up with it. If you must curse at or take aggressive tones with your employees to have work completed, then there is a good chance the problem is you. People who cant lead and inspire employees will scream at and berate them. When employees are mistreated and disrespected by employers they will typically leave, even if it means lower wages. Mistreated employees who don't leave can still passively sabotage your job by letting bad things happen or not protecting your interests. Project owners would be well advised to avoid contractors who disrespect their employees, because it will be your construction project that is sabotaged. The world is changing „ you must embrace change or become irrelevant. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page C1 Dallas DanielsKen Gioeli, a wildlife specialist with the University of Florida, helped relocate displaced bats who had taken up residence in a baseball stadium. [SUBMITTED]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 C3 By Adrian Higgins The Washington PostI was standing along the suburban Washington waterfront a couple of years ago when a Spanish galleon showed up, proving once again that if you wait long enough, everything comes full circle. This is especially true in the gardening world. Houseplants, embraced by hirsute, plaid-draped baby boomers in the 1970s, fell into obscurity before being rescued in this century by millennials. Succulents were once the domain of rock-garden enthusiasts „ there is no more esoteric a subset of gardeners „ but are now an essential part of contemporary urban life. Old garden roses are back and so is kale. What will be next? Carnations, snapdragons, Kentucky bluegrass? The possibilities are endless. The dahlia, a tender perennial from the high plains of Mexico, sent Europeans into a frenzy of delight when it showed up in the Old World, quite possibly aboard Spanish galleons. The Empress Josphine, known for her love of roses, was crazy, too, for dahlias. The European mania led to the breeding of a wide range of dahlias, in color, form and size, and soon growers were classifying this cornucopia so that they could do what all flower fanciers of a simpler age liked to do: Show them off. Dahlia shows proved to the public what an amazing flower the dahlia had become in the hands of devoted hobbyists. Dahlias also have had a long presence in the garden, the small ones tucked between other perennials, the tall ones staked as sentinels in the border. In our own time, when perennials and grasses have come to the fore, dahlias seemed to recede into the past, like lavender water, pedal cars and mahogany wardrobes. Now we have come to see that few other flowers are so luxuriant in their color, which includes shades of orange, red, burgundy and yellow. The darker the hue, the more intense it seems to be. The cut-flower world, inherently photogenic and made for social media, has been given an enormous boost on photo-driven digital platforms in recent years. Nothing in October is as vivid as a bouquet of dahlias. Dahlias are back.But in one sense, they never left. The other Friday night, I found myself at Brookside Gardens in the Washington suburb of Wheaton, Maryland,with a handful of dahlia fanciers getting ready for the National Capital Dahlia Societys annual show. Its 83rd annual show. Most of the growers were getting on a bit, but the mood was cheerful, filled with anticipation of the weekend, and not in the least moribund. (if you discount the wall plaques and photos of four members who had passed on since the last show). The youngest exhibitor I found was Christa Carignan, 46. She put 20 plants in her small suburban Rockville garden in May, in raised beds originally built for vegetables. She has been hitting dahlia shows after seeing show dahlias for the first time last year. This is always an eye-opener to the novice because of the unexpected sizes and forms, including ball types that look like paper Christmas tree ornaments, spiky cactusŽ blooms and those as wide as your head. (The American Dahlia Society recognizes 21 forms in sizes from less than two inches across to more than 10 inches.)The photogenic dahlia stages a comeback, and steals the showBy Dean Fosdick The Associated PressWinterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes up can save you a bundle of time and money. As long as the soil drains well, water the trees through autumn at least once a week unless there is a lot of rainfall A lot of rainfall,Ž said Gary Johnson, an Extension professor with the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota. Soil moisture should be to a depth of 8 to 12 inches for the roots to take up water.Ž Apply insulating mulch but dont overdo it. Piling mulch volcano-style against a tree trunk is the same as burying a tree too deep, Johnson said. Most tree and shrub damage in winter is not cold-related, he said. Animal damage is the most common,Ž he said, recommending protective fencing around trees if deer are a problem, or at least stem protectors like hardware cloth or plastic protectors.Ž And then there are the troublesome barkand root-eating squirrels, rabbits and voles. Tree guards and chicken wire generally are used to keep them away. Burlap and straw wrappings help insulate the small trees and evergreen shrubs typically used in foundation settings. But with straw, take care not to make it a wonderful condominium for rabbits and voles,Ž Johnson said. The food supply quickly dwindles for wildlife after frost sets in, and most eventually go looking for food, said Ken Lane, chief marketing officer for Stark Bros Nurseries & Orchards Company in Louisiana, Missouri. Even squirrels, who squirrel away acorns for the winter, may prefer young tree bark for a change of pace,Ž he said. Small trees being grown in containers need to be moved somewhere where their roots wont freeze but where they can still stay dormant, said Rhonda Ferree, an Extension educator with the University of Illinois. Temperatures should be kept in the upper 30s or low 40s, and gardeners must make sure the containerized trees dont dry out in winter. Nurserymen often mulch-inŽ container plants in winter by laying them against each other and packing the container area with mulch, she said. Fall is the best time of year to plant trees „ just dont plant them too late. If they are planted well before the soil freezes, they should have time to put out new roots, which will get them through the winter and a jump start on spring,Ž Ferree said. Planting in the right location is also important for wintertime tree protection, Minnesotas Johnson said.Fragile trees, shrubs need some help getting through winterThis Sept. 15 photo shows a tree guard protecting a young Magnolia tree from bark eating animals like the Eastern Cottontail rabbit grazing nearby in Langley, Wash. Most tree and shrub damage during winter is not from cold but rather from foraging wildlife. [DEAN FOSDICK VIA AP]

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS C4 Saturday, October 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DEAR ABBY: A month and a half ago, my boyfriend of ve years proposed. We are happy and excited. Most of the wedding party are my friends from college, who are like a family to me. They have also grown very close to my ance. One friend, "Eden," de- nes herself as a "goth." She wears dark lipstick, dark makeup and usually wears all black -lace, shnets, etc. Her casual wear isn't all that out of place. However, when she dresses up, the goth comes out in full force -parasol, thigh-high boots, over-the-top stuff (at least to me). She's invited to our wedding, and I'm concerned that she may go overboard with her wardrobe for the event. I do not wish to stie her style or sense of self, but the guests will be mostly family and it's a formal event. Is there a polite way to mention this to her and ask her to tone it down a bit? I don't want to hurt her feelings or appear to be stuck up, however I am sure she will be in many of the photos. -POLITE FRIEND IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR FRIEND: If there will be a wedding party and you have a maid of honor, the responsibility of explaining the "dress code" to Eden should fall to her -for the reasons you mentioned. Whether Eden takes offense is anybody's guess, but at least the message won't come directly from you. If she chooses to ignore the dress code and "come as she is," focus on your happiness and do not let it ruin your day. As for the pictures, put her in the back.DEAR ABBY: We live in Las Vegas. Now and then family members in Europe contact us to let us know their adult children will be visiting Vegas and would like to see us. We are retired and would enjoy taking these "youngsters" out for breakfast or lunch on the Strip. But what usually happens is, we wait and wait and receive no call until their departure, then hear all kinds of excuses about why they couldn't call earlier. This has happened three times now, and our question to you is: What are we supposed to say when they make their departure call? -READY TO WELCOME IN VEGAS DEAR READY: It is telling that when you receive the initial phone call, it comes from the parents rather than the "kids." This is what you should say when the "youngsters" call: "Oh, we're so sorry you couldn't t us into your busy schedule, but we understand. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Let us know when you'll be back in town. Bye!" Then forget about it!DEAR ABBY: We have a storage unit lled with furniture we can't use. I want to sell it or donate it to a charity -provided they come and pick it up. My wife wants to give it to a handyman who has done work for us in the past. My concern is that it might be insulting and imply that he is poor and needs charity. I don't know that he is needy, but he might well be. I just don't want to insult the guy. What do you think? -JUST BEING NICE DEAR NICE: Offer the furniture to your handyman, and when you do, tell him you no longer need it and wonder if he might know "someone" who can use it. I don't think that would be offensive or imply that he is needy. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Friends goth fashion would stand out at formal wedding TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2018:This year you become much more available to others. You enjoy partying and indulging in the good life. You express a gift for witty exchanges. Your popularity soars, and with it, new paths and possibilities open up. If you are single, you have many admirers. You might want to date until you nd the right t. If you are attached, the two of you can be found taking frequent trips together. You both thrive on these special times away. GEMINI enjoys being around you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might not be able to settle down mentally. Your mind seems to be traveling to many different places right now. If you could clone yourself for the day, you still would be busy! Pursue the plans in your mind, and youll be happier as a result. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Listen to a friend who encourages you not to say no to new possibilities. Together, you might opt to go somewhere visually pleasing or where great music is played. A loved one reveals a lot more than he or she realizes with just a gesture or expression. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You might have an intriguing dance going on with a companion or potential lover. You will enjoy being in the presence of those who experience intense feelings and magic with each other. Others cant help but notice your broad smile and positive energy. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your emotions seem to be out of control. You might not be discussing what you are feeling with others. If you can, share some of your thoughts that arent too radical or defensive. You might discover that those around you are receptive. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) A friendship could play a signicant role in your day. Also note the possibility of bringing several friends together. Try not to overstructure your day. Leave some room for spontaneity. Confusion could cause a mishap. Conrm details. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might need to go into work or handle an important responsibility. You could be overwhelmed with what you must do and with the commitments you have outside your home. A loved one teases you with lots of tantalizing ideas.LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Continue to read between the lines to see what is motivating others. You might opt to meet a friend at a halfway point, perhaps at a fair or ea market. Your imagination adds a lot of color to your plans; do not give up that quality. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) One-on-one relating could heat up the emotional waters around you. Passion seems to follow, whether it is negative or positive. Know that you cant deny your feelings, yet you do not need to give them a negative attachment. Be open to a serious talk. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could have a problem covering all your bases. You might have forgotten that youd already agreed to plans when you said yes to another set of plans. Recognize what is happening. You might want to revisit your schedule once more. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You could be overwhelmed by what is happening around you. You suddenly might decide to change your plans, especially if you had the idea of completing a project at home. Your popularity peaks. You might want to go off and complete a project. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Life could get wild, as you might attempt to t in too many people in a short amount of time. Do not be surprised if several friends and/or loved ones change their plans once they realize how busy you are. Make a point of rescheduling ASAP. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might want to spend some time at home. Understand that no matter what, you will not be bored. Even if you have no plans, people will stop by, if just to visit with you briey. Make it OK to socialize and network to your hearts content. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, October 27, 2018 C5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, OCT. 27, the 300th day of 2018. There are 65 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Oct. 27, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord. ON THIS DATE: In 1904, the rst rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in New York City. In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon." In 1947, "You Bet Your Life," a comedy quiz show starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.) In 1954, U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was promoted to brigadier general, the rst black ocer to achieve that rank in the USAF. Walt Disney's rst television program, titled "Disneyland" after the yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC. In 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while ying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr. In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won their rst World Series since 1918, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4, 3-0.

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