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SUNDAYT-storms 80 / 70SATURDAYNot as warm 72 / 66TODAYT-storm 83 / 61 SPORTS B1ONE FINAL PLAYOFF PUSH FOR AREA TEAMS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, November 2, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 306 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCE YOUR FORECAST: Some rain today and Sunday but Saturday will be clear and cool, with a high of 73 RENAISSANCE FAIRE: The “ ctional town of Shrewsbury comes alive during the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire Friday to Sunday near Lake Idamere Park, 12835 County Land“ ll Road in Tavares. CHILI COOK-OFF: The Downtown Leesburg Business Associations annual Chili CookOff is 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Towne SquareBy Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Chrome-books are making their way into Mount Dora High School this week, and teachers and students are already explor-ing Googles platform.The districts supervisor of instructional technology, Duane Weeks, said more than 66 percent of students had picked up a Chromebook in the first week.If the rollout happens any-thing like Tavares, he said, just about every student will have one within a few weeks.The new devices have been catching on quickly, accord-ing to school staff.Patricia Carlton, the schools media specialist, said many of those who came to collect Chromebooks were very excited about the computers and the platform that came with them, Google Classroom.A lot of what has made the Chromebooks attractive to teachers, she said, is seeing how students have reacted Mount Dora High rolls out ChromebooksDr. Patricia Carlton, Mount Dora High Schools Media Specialist, shows off their new Chrome Books that are being distributed to students. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ Inves-tigators are looking into possible new rape cases involving a man who was arrested Sunday after a 16-year-old girl said he tricked her into going behind a shopping center to charge her phone, then slamming her head into the pavement and assaulting her.Christopher Asad Jayln Davis, 19, was arrested in the Oct. 9 incident behind the Bulk Nation store in the 2300 block of U.S. Highway 27. The teen said she was going to a movie with friends when she realized her cell phone was about dead, so she texted friends to ask for a charger. Another student at Clermont rape suspect eyed in other attacksDavis By Jill Colvin and Colleen LongThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants cross-ing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum „ two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration.Trump also said he had told the U.S. military mobilizing at the southwest border that if U.S. troops face rock-throwing migrants, they should react as though the rocks were rifles.ŽThis is an invasion,Ž Trump declared, as he has previously on a subject that has been shown to resonate strongly with his base of Republican supporters. He made his comments at the White House in a rambling, campaign-style speech that Trump pledges asylum crackdownSee PLATFORM, A6 See RAPE, A6 See ASYLUM, A6By James BruggersInsideClimate NewsThe official map laid it out for more than 200 homes within the community of Mexico Beach, Florida: the federal government had char-acterized their flooding risks as minimal, despite their near-beachfront locations.That meant for them there were no requirements to buy flood insurance, and local res-idents say many did not.When Hurricane Michael and its 155 mile-an-hour winds slammed into the town on Oct. 10, with a storm surge of perhaps 19 feet, the result was devastation. An analy-sis by coastal geologists from Western Carolina University has found that 70 percent of the homes were demolished.Another 10 percent were severely damaged.Mexico Beach turns out to be a vivid example of how FEMAs flood maps„part of the troubled National Flood Insurance Program„are fail-ing millions of Americans who own property in low-lying areas along coastal zones, rivers or streams. The prob-lems are made worse as more people build in risky areas and as FEMA fails to factor in how global warming is changing the climate.There is tremendous Analysis shows FEMAs ood maps failing millionsSee MAPS, A6


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Wednesday, Oct. 31 Powerball: 7-25-39-40-47-20-x3 Lotto: 6-7-16-26-44-45-x4 Fantasy 5: 7-11-15-16-31 Thursday, Nov. 1 Pick 5 Afternoon: 2-8-5-8-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-5-6-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-6-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 9-3LOTTERY DATELINESBARRON, WIS.This undated photo shows Jayme Closs, who has been missing since Oct. 15, after her parents were found fatally shot at their home in Barron, Wis. Wisconsin authorities are scaling back their ground search for Closs, saying their investigation into her abduction is entering a new phase. Incoming tips have declined, so authorities are moving from a round-the-clock reactive operation to a more methodical investigative approach. [AP]VENICE, ITALYTourists look at a bird that is swimming Thursday in ” ooded St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy. Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes in Venice, three days after the famed Italian city saw its highest level of ” ooding since 2008. Water levels in Venice reached more than 5 feet on Monday. But elsewhere in Italy, the death toll rose to at least 14 from the heavy rains and strong winds pummeling much of the country this week. [AP]ANKARA, TURKEYIn this March 29 photo, a “ ghter from the U.S.-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council looks through his binoculars to Turkishbacked “ ghters positions, at the front line of Halawanji village, north of Manbij, Syria. Turkish and U.S. troops on Thursday began jointly patrolling areas around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies, Turkeys defense minister announced. [AP]In migrant caravan, children and parents are trying to carry on a er more than two weeks on the roadBy Christopher ShermanThe Associated PressNILTEPEC, Mexico„ Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their heads.The U.N. childrens agency estimated last week that 2,300 children were traveling in the caravan of Central American migrants. That number has declined somewhat as the groups size diminishes, but kids of all ages are still everywhere and at risk of illness, dehy-dration and other dangers.And if its exhausting for children, its perhaps even more so for their parents trying to care for them as they walk long hours in the sun, sleep on the ground outdoors and rely on donations of food and clothing to get by.Pamela Valle, a 28-yearold from El Progreso, Honduras, said no child should have to undertake a migration like this. But unable to find work back home, she said she had no choice but to leave and take 5-year-old Eleonor with her.Each day when they arrive in a new town on the long trek across the steamy southern Mexico countryside, she looks first for a sheltered place to sleep. On this day that was a red tarp that a group of migrants stretched across a playground in the main square of the southern town of Tapanatepec. Then she and Eleonor went in search of food and bathrooms.I dont think you can prepare children psychologi-cally, but we have to in some way make it like a game, like telling them its a vacation,Ž Valle said, adding that it has been hard on Eleonor. Its not right, but sometimes the situation obliges you.ŽWith Tuesdays U.S. mid-term elections just days away, President Donald Trump has continued to ramp up his rhetoric against the caravan of some 4,000 migrants, repeatedly hammering Democrats and talking of sending as many as 15,000 U.S. troops to the southern border „ more than double the number of migrants in this group and three other much smaller ones following in its footsteps hundreds of miles behind.In a lengthy speech on Thursday, Trump promised an executive order next week that would automatically deny asylum to migrants who try to enter the United States illegally between ports of entry. U.S. immigration laws currently allow migrants to seek asylum no matter how they arrive in the U.S.Unless they unexpectedly find some way of traveling faster „ and Mexican officials have shown no inclination to facilitate that „ they are still weeks away from reaching the U.S. border. Thousands have already dropped out, applying for asylum in Mexico or accepting free bus rides home, and many more are expected to do the same. A caravan earlier this year fizzled to just about 200 who actually made it to the Tijuana-San Diego border.After failing to persuade Mexican authorities to pro-vide buses that would have whisked them hundreds of miles ahead to Mexico City, the migrants were on the move again on foot Thursday, hitchhiking and scrounging rides when they could find them.Their goal for the day was to trek 40 miles to reach the town of Matias Romero in Oaxaca state, still more than 840 miles to the nearest U.S. border crossing at McAllen, Texas.For families the long trek has imposed a particularly grueling routine that has taken a toll after more than two weeks.The migrants rise by 3 a.m. each day to take advan-tage of cooler temperatures. Parents try to feed kids who are awake while letting those small enough to carry or put in a stroller sleep. Since the group usually camps in town squares and most include some sort of play-ground, children run around the monkey bars in the dark while their parents pack.On a recent day, one woman walked with a length of black cord tied to the wrists of her daughter and another girl so she wouldnt lose them. A toddler leaned against his older sister, play-ing with a tiny plastic truck on the edge of the highway, while their mother tried to flag down a passing truck.Still, as young children do, many found ways to lighten the difficult journey with imaginary play.After arriving in Tapanate-pecs main plaza, Evelin Flores, a spunky 7-year-old from Tela, Honduras, set to playing her favorite game of stylist,Ž combing every-ones hair as she loves to do back home. Flores said she sings the traditional Spanish folk song La Cucaracha,Ž to while away the hours on the road.Families struggle with long trekHonduran migrant Jose Macy carries his nephew Yair Perez, 4, on Thursday as the thousands-strong caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico. [RODRIGO ABD/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]OKMULGEE, OKLA.1 teen dead, 2 hurt in Okla. shooting; woman in custodyAn 18-year-old man was killed and two teenage girls were injured in a shooting Thursday in rural eastern Oklahoma, and a woman believed to be the mother of at least one of the victims is in custody, a sher-iff said.The shooting was reported around 6:30 a.m. at a home in the Nuyaka area, about 35 miles southwest of Tulsa. Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said at a news con-ference that the young man was found dead at the scene, one of the girls was in critical condition and the other was stable. Rice said Amy Leann Hall, 38, who is believed to be the biological mother of at least one of the teens, is in custody.BOSTONOf“ cial: Discipline issues led to Whitey Bulgers transfer A federal law enforcement official says slain gangster James WhiteyŽ Bulger had been transferred to the prison where he was killed because he had disciplinary problems at a Florida prison.The 89-year-old Bulger was beaten to death Tuesday within hours of arriving at a federal prison in West Virginia. The official told The Associated Press on Thursday that Bulger was transferred there because he had caused problems at a federal prison in Florida where he was serving a life sentence for participating in 11 killings. The official has been briefed on the investigation into Bulg-ers killing and insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to release details.SAN DIEGOOf“ cials: US veteran homelessness declines 5 pct.The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Devel-opment and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday.The decrease shows the federal government is making progress in its nearly decade-long efforts, but the problem poses a challenge in areas such as California where the cost of housing is high, officials said. The number of homeless vets dropped to about 38,000 „ about half of those counted in 2010, accord-ing to an overall count of the homeless taken in January. The Associated PressIN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Friday, November 2, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … In preparation for next years legislative session, Lake County commissioners began public discussion of their 2019 leg-islative priorities, viewing a list last week of their current plans.Commissioners will be able to adjust their priorities until the legislative session in February, but according to Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan, changes aren't nor-mally significant.The county has enumerated nine priority projects and three legislative topics it wants to weigh in on.Of the projects, four are roads, two are wastewater management projects, three are parks and trails and the last is the countys afford-able housing initiative.Sullivan said the projects were determined by a mix of regional and local issues, with a big emphasis on infrastructure.As a result, the county is looking at a $29.5 million request for road money.$7 million would go to the realignment and improvement of County Road 437, which will need to the money for land acquisitions and the start of construction.Another $7.5 million would pay off construction of County Road 466A, a four-lane connector between U.S. 27 and U.S. 301 in Lake and Sumter counties.The design process for Sorrento Ave., a dirt road the Ask and you may receiveCounty determines priorities for 2019 legislative sessionThe county would like the Florida Legislature to help pay off the four-laning of County Road 466A, shown here as work was beginning in 2014. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Two former state House speakers, including one whose Panama City home and businesses were damaged by Hurricane Michael, are hoping a new initiative can help Northwest Florida rebuild from the massive storm.The new Rebuild 850 initiative, named after the regions telephone area code, is intended to encourage investment from businesses and others while boosting volunteer participation. Backers hope it will help keep people from forgetting the beachfront and rural communities devastated by the Category 4 hurricane, which so far has caused at least $4.5 billion in damage and an esti-mated 35 deaths in Florida.Resolving to rebuildBusinesses damaged in Millville, a community in Panama City, are seen on Wednesday. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/NEWS HERALD VIA AP] By George Bennett Gatehouse Media FloridaEditor's note: The rally ended too late Wednesday night for Thursday's edition of the Daily CommercialESTERO„ President Donald Trump dished out partisan red meat in one of the deepest-red parts of Florida on Wednesday in a late bid to rouse Republican voters behind the campaigns of Ron DeSantis for governor and Rick Scott for U.S. Senate.Trump called Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, a radical socialist who wants to turn Florida, frankly, into Venezuela.Ž He called Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, whom Scott is challenging, a far-left DemocratŽ who votes with liberal Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer and the radical agenda of Nancy Pelosi.ŽTrump appeared before more than 8,000 people who packed an arena near Fort Myers. In a reliably Republican region of the state, there was no pretense of appealing to undecided, middle-of-the-road voters. Instead, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Naples, explained to the crowd that Republicans need to run up the scoreŽ to neutralize the liberal Democratic votes on the east coast and along the I-4 corridor.ŽTrump, who is closely identified with both DeSantis Trump makes late Florida visit for DeSantis, Scott President Donald Trump takes the stage during Wednesday nights rally in Fort Myers. [DOUG MILLS/THE NEW YORK TIMES] See TRUMP, A4Former speakers lead e ort for Panhandle recoverySee REBUILD, A4 WILDWOODStudent charged with making a false bomb threatWildwood Middle High School was evacuated Tuesday and a student arrested for making a hoax bomb threat.Students notified Sumter County school deputy Michael Callaway at 12:53 p.m., after seeing a message scrawled in a bathroom, which read: I have a bomb in my bag.ŽThe school was searched with the assistance of Lake County sheriffs deputies.An investigation led to Jahmar R. Rich, 16, as a suspect. ƒit was not meant as a seri-ous threat,Ž he said, everyone in the school jokes about this stuff.ŽHe was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace at school and making a false bomb threat.The Sheriffs Office said Thursday that all threats will be treated seriously.We have reached a point, due to recent violent school tragedies, that this behavior cannot be tolerated,Ž a press release stated.LAKELANDMan kills wife, self as kids wait to go trick-or-treatingAuthorities say a man killed his wife and himself as his children waited to go trick-or-treating.A Polk County Sheriffs Office news release says 40-year-old Antero Araujo Quintana shot his wife, 42-year-old Beatriz Araujo, and then himself Wednesday evening at the fam-ilys Lakeland home. Witnesses say the couple had been arguing for several days before the shooting, which was witnessed by their 21-year-old son.CAPE CANAVERALAnother NASA spacecraft runs out of steamNASA has lost a second spacecraft this week, ending a fruitful mission in the asteroid belt. Running low on fuel for some time, the Dawn spacecraft this week stopped communicating with flight controllers. Its prolonged silence prompted NASA to declare it dead Thurs-day, two days after delivering eulogies to the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope. The 9 -year-old Kepler also ran out of fuel, needed for pointing the spacecraft.They both kept working longer than anticipated and their demise had been expected.Propelled by three ion engines, the 11-year-old Dawn was the first spacecraft to orbit an object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.TALLAHASSEEEx-employee claims Florida CFO “ red her over politicsA former state employee is suing Floridas chief financial officer, claiming she was fired for not contributing to his campaign.The lawsuit by former Department of Financial Services Employee Christine Taul against Republican CFO Jimmy Patronis was filed Wednesday. Taul, a Democrat, said she was fired after being invited to a Patronis fundraiser and told to bring a check. She refused to make a campaign contribution.Patronis spokeswoman Anna Alexopoulos Farrar said the law-suit is completely falseŽ and that Taul had been told mul-tiple times over several months she wasnt properly doing her job.By Jim SaundersNews Service FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ In a case that started with an altercation at a Jacksonville Beach bar, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a car could be considered a weaponŽ in increasing the prison sentence of a man convicted of manslaughter.Justices, in a 6-1 deci-sion, rejected an appeal by Adam Shepard, who was convicted on a charge of manslaughter with a weapon after fatally striking Spencer Schott with a car in January 2011 following the altercation. Under state law, the use of a weapon bumped up the manslaughter charge from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony, carrying a longer sentence. The issue in the appeal centered on whether a car could be considered a weapon under a state reclassification law that allows such increased sentences. In ruling against Shepard, the Supreme Court made the somewhat-unusual move of backing away from a High court rules car can be weaponSee CAR, A4 See SESSION, A4


A4 Friday, November 2, 2018 | Funeral Services Jonathan Louis OSteen, age 40 of Wildwood passed away October 28, 2018. Jonathan was born on April 20, 1978 to Louis and Judy (Butler) OSteen in Key West. Jonathan moved to Wildwood in 2009 and married Lynnette Goodman on May 24, 2014. Jonathan worked at Red Lobster as a bartender and server. He also was the owner and operator of his own cleaning service. Jonathan was a member of the Oxford Assembly of God Church. Jonathan is survived by his wife, parents, son Hayden Minor, son Connor OSteen, daughter Emma OSteen, and sister Rachael OSteen A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at the Oxford Assembly of God Church on Saturday November 3, 2108 at 11:00 AM. Banks/ Page-Theus Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.Jonathan Louis OSteen H. Dolores Sullivan, 86, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL and Cadiz, OH, died Wednesday. She attended Bushnell Presbyterian Church in FL. Calling hours will be Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio, where services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. A full obituary and condolences are available at www.clark-kirkland. com. H. Dolores Sullivan Adam Earl Pennington, 75, went home to Jesus October 27, 2018 while at his daughters house in Leesburg. He was born April 25, 1943 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of Earl Alfred and Ruth Elizabeth (Bartow) Pennington. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nancy Ellen Flint; three daughters, Holly Grace Parks of Massachusetts; Dora Elizabeth Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Laura Susan Pennington of Leesburg, Fla., and one son, Mark Adam Pennington of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Elizabeth (Roger) Green of Media, PA, Joyce (John) VanLeer of Seattle, WA, and Jeannette (Richard) McCracken of New Castle, DE; and one brother Richard Pennington of Wilkes Barre, PA; four grandchildren, Jeremy Pennington, Ashlyn Nicole Pennington, Jacob Andrew Pennington, and Robert Adam Pennington; his adopted daughterŽ Monica Jill Pennington; and numerous nieces and nephews. A journeyman plumber, Earl moved to Leesburg in 1981, where he spent many years repairing residential and commercial problems for Dunstan Plumbing. Earl had a wide ranging group of friends and acquaintances who loved him. Everyone was drawn to his warm heart. Many still remember his Little Red Express truck. He loved NASCAR, the Gator Nationals, and the races at the Citrus County Speedway, as well as model trains. More than anything Earl loved his family: his wife, his children, and his grandchildren, his sisters and brothers, his nieces and nephews. He especially enjoyed time spent in the in“eld at Daytona with his children and grandchildren, or picnicking with them at the state parks. He had a special bond with each of his grandchildren. He always had to have onion dip for Ashlyn, and no matter how old he got, green grapes for Jacob. He and Robert shared a love of trains. Many of the best shared memories were made in the time spent at Sanibel Island. The service will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 6 pm at The Fathers House, 2301 South Street, Leesburg. In lieu of ”owers the family requests that donations be made to The Fathers House, 2301 South St, Leesburg, FL 34748, the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NET Research Foundation), 321 Columbus Avenue, Suite 5R, Boston MA 02116, or Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome. com Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Adam Earl Pennington Former House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Wesley Chapel Republican, and his father-in-law, former Speaker Allan Bense of Panama City, said they expect the federal govern-ment and state leaders will work to address the regions needs, just as lawmakers did for other parts of Florida after Hurricane Irma last year. But with an estimated 20,000 people left homeless by Michael and more residing with family and friends, many victims of the storm cant wait for government actions that might not occur until the regular state legislative session in the spring.We cant wait for the politics to work itself out,Ž Weatherford said. There is enough need today that people need to act. We cant wait for the politicians „ who we have respect for and I was one of „ (but) we cant wait for the Legislature. I think the business community needs to step up and help out the folks that are suffering.ŽWith people focused on Tuesdays elections and the hurricane not causing a crisis outside the Panhandle, Weatherford said attention even in Florida has already started to shift away from the impacts of the Oct. 10 storm.Weatherford encouraged political candidates to donate leftover campaign funds to the effort, while Bense put up $25,000. Bense, who has been unable to return to living in his home because of storm damage, said he sees the initiative as a complement to the work of government agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state agencies. As an example, Visit Florida, the states tourism-marketing agency, is undertaking an $8.9 mil-lion campaign to combat perceptions that all of Florida has been impacted by Michael and by red tide outbreaks in Southeast and Southwest Florida. Also expected to play a role is Triumph Gulf Coast, which was set up by the state Legislature to direct settle-ment money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disas-ter into regional-economic development projects in eight Northwest Florida counties. I think youll see a focus by all the counties, those eight counties that were affected by the BP oil spill, I think youll see a focus on trying to help work with Rebuild 850,Ž said Bense, who is a Triumph Gulf Coast board member. I think there is a way we can really attract new industries and help rebuild existing industries that have been harmed badly.ŽThe initiative includes Volunteer Florida, the Flor-ida Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Florida, the American Red Cross, the Florida League of Cities, the Florida Association of Counties and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. REBUILDFrom Page A3county wants to turn into a proper traffic corridor, would need a $2 million investment.Finally, the county plans to ask legislators to prioritize improvement of State Road 50 in Groveland.That project, which would involve widening the highway and provid-ing pedestrian amenities, could cost around $13 million according to county staff. The rest of the projects fall under the quality of life umbrella, calling for an $8.7 million investment to connect two parks to existing wastewater systems, make improvements to county parks and trails, and subsidize mandatory low-income housing projects.County officials also want legislators to take a stand against any bill that raises the cost of recycling. Last year, an environmental bill was introduced that included amendments to recycling requirements, among many other things.It passed through the Legislature in 2018 with wide margins, according to Senate records, but it was vetoed by Governor Rick Scott.According to materials prepared by Deputy County Manager Bill Veach, the bill is expected to return in 2019.Commissioner Sean Parks said he felt that if recycling legislation is to change, he would like to see more goal-oriented requirements, such as measurements in pounds of material or energy saved.The county also plans to make a request it has made annually for several years, which is an appeal to the state to fully fund its public library grant.Currently, state aid is set to be cut by 11.5 percent from last years $23 million and full funding today would be about $33 million according to the formula used by the state.The final legislative call is for fully funded protec-tions to fish and wildlife. According to Commis-sioner Wendy Breeden, this is a direct response to a request from the execu-tive director of the Lake County Water Authority, Mike Perry.Perry drew commissioners' attention to an invasive plant problem in the Harris chain of lakes, which are popular among tourists and residents alike.Breeden said it wouldn't be unheard of to see one or two additions more, but that, for the most part, the list was pretty reliable. SESSIONFrom Page A3 1995 decision, which said a weapon must be commonly understood to be an instrument for combat.ŽJustice Jorge Labarga, in Thursdays majority opinion, wrote that the law allowing sentences to be increased does not define weaponŽ and that the 1995 decision too narrowly defined the term.Here, the plain and ordinary meaning of the word weapon includes not only those objects designed with the purpose of injuring or killing another, such as guns, clubs, or swords, but also any object used with the intent to cause harm,Ž Labarga wrote in an opinion joined by Chief Justice Charles Canady and Justices R. Fred Lewis, Peggy Quince, Ricky Polston and Alan Lawson. This is evident in dictionary definitions, which consistently define weapon to include objects used as weapons, even if they were not designed for that purpose.ŽBut Justice Barbara Pariente dissented, writing in part that the definition of a weapon should be left to the Legislature. She also argued that the majority opinion does not provide a clear and consistent definitionŽ of weapon and does not require proof that defendants intended to use objects as weapons. It is this all-encom-passing definition of weapon that would subject a defendant who uses any object to inflict harm on a person during the commission of a felony to a higher penalty under the reclassification statute, without any factual finding that the defendant intended to use the object to inflict harm,Ž Pariente wrote. In other words, every felony involving harm to another through the means of some object, no matter how innocuous, would be subject to reclassification regardless of the defendants state of mind. I strongly dis-agree with this overly broad interpretation of the reclassification statute, which divorces the statute from the Legislatures intended purpose.ŽShepard, now 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after the manslaughter charge was increased to a first-degree felony. A second-degree felony could carry a sentence of 15 years.Schott suffered fatal head injuries when he was struck by a car after he and Shepard became embroiled in what a court document described as a tussleŽ while watching a col-lege basketball game at the Jacksonville Beach bar. Thursdays ruling on the weapon issue upheld a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal. The 1995 ruling by the Supreme Court involved a case in which one man banged a victims head against the pavement during a fight outside an Orlando bar. In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that pavement could not be construed as a weapon under that law that allows increased sentences. CARFrom Page A3 and Scott, will make another visit on their behalf to another deepred region on Saturday when he holds a rally in Pensacola.Trump blasted the "far-left media" and illegal immigration throughout his speech and renewed his call to end the guarantee of citizenship for people born in the United States if their parents are not citizens. Most legal scholars interpret the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as guaranteeing birthright citizenship.While focusing on Flor-ida, Trump framed the upcoming midterm elec-tions in national terms and warned against Republi-cans losing control of the U.S. House or Senate."Under Republican leadership America is booming, America is thriving and America is winning because we are finally putting America first,Ž Trump said, prompting a U.S.A.Ž chant from the crowd."But everything we have achieved„ and its monumental„ is at stake in this election. Democrats want to erase our prosperity and reverse our progress. In less than one week, Americans will go to the polls in one of the most important elections in our lives„ although I will say, not as important as 2016,Ž Trump said.Scott spoke for about seven minutes and praised Trump for responding to Hurricane Irma last year and Hurricane Michael this year.Let me tell you about your president. In the last year weve had two hurricanes. Every day he calls me. Every time I call him, he says What do you need? ... There is absolutely nothing that Ive asked from Donald Trump with regards to these two hurricanes that he hasnt come through,Ž Scott said.DeSantis, appearing with his wife Casey, also spoke for about seven minutes.Its an honor to have the president here,Ž DeSantis said. I want to thank him for what hes done for our economy. I want to thank him for what he's done to fight terrorism. I want to thank him for what hes done for our military, which is stronger than ever. And as an Iraq war veteran, I want to thank him for what hes done to stand by our veterans.ŽDeSantis and Scott took different paths to the rally stage in Lee County, with DeSantis clinging tightly to the president through-out his campaign while Scott has maintained his distance.DeSantis relied heavily on Trumps endorsement and a July 31 rally appear-ance in Tampa with the president to win the Aug. 28 Republican primary over Agriculture Com-missioner Adam Putnam. In September, with his general election campaign sputtering, DeSantis tapped Trumps top 2016 Florida strategist, Susie Wiles, to lead his guber-natorial campaign.And last week in Boca Raton, DeSantis urged Trumps 2016 supporters to view his election with the same urgency as Trump's presidential bid two years ago.There should be no reason that anybody who came out to vote for the president in 2016 should sit on the sidelines in 2018. Because just as there would have been dire consequences with the election of Hillary Clinton for our country, there will be dire consequences if Andrew Gillum is elected governor of Florida. We cant let that happen,Ž DeSantis said.Scott, meanwhile, had not appeared at a political event with Trump since Scott launched his Senate campaign in April.Scott did appear with Trump during an official presidential visit to a technical school in Tampa in July, but skipped the Trump political rally later that evening, which DeSantis attended. Scott also joined Trump in the Panhandle to survey damage after Hurricane Michael.Scott, who in 2016 headed a pro-Trump super PAC, was publicly urged by Trump in 2017 to run for the Senate this year. He has highlighted differences with the pres-ident at times this year. He voiced disagreement in June with Trumps policy of separating families of immigrants suspected of illegally crossing into the U.S. In July, Scott said, I completely disagree with the presi-dent with regard to trusting Putin, trusting Russia.ŽAnd in September, Scott and DeSantis both disagreed with Trump when the president claimed that death esti-mates in Puerto Rico after 2017s Hurricane Maria had been inflated to make me look as bad as possible.Ž TRUMPFrom Page A3President Donald Trump greets Gov. Rick Scott (right) and Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidate for governor, in Fort Myers before a campaign rally Wednesday night. [DOUG MILLS/THE NEW YORK TIMES] The Florida Supreme Court ruled that a car could be considered a weapon.Ž [NEWS SERVICE FLORIDA]

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A6 Friday, November 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comwas billed as a response to caravans of migrants trav-eling slowly by foot toward the U.S. border. But Trump offered few details on how exactly he planned to over-haul an asylum system he claimed was plagued by endemic abuseŽ that he said makes a mockery of our immigration system.ŽU.S. immigration laws make clear that migrants seeking asylum may do so either at or between border crossings. But Trump said he would limit that to offi-cial crossing points. The U.S. also doesnt have space at the border to manage the large-scale detention of migrants, with most facili-ties at capacity. Trump said the government would erect massive tentsŽ instead.His announcement marked Trumps latest attempt to keep the issue of immigration front-and-center in the final stretch before next Tuesdays elections. In addition to deploying the military to the southern border to stave off the caravan, Trump announced plans to try to end the constitutionally-protected right of birthright citizenship for all children born in the U.S.The president announced Wednesday that he was considering deploying up to 15,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexican border in response to the caravans „ roughly double the number the Pen-tagon said it currently plans for a mission that has been criticized as unnecessary, considering the caravans remain hundreds of miles away.Trump said Thursday he was not going to put up withŽ any sort of vio-lence directed at those U.S. forces, warning the military would fight back. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexico military and police, I say consider it a rifle,Ž he said.The exact rules for the use of force by military police and other soldiers who will be operating near the border have not been disclosed, but in all cases troops have the right of self-defense.Still, Mark Hertling, a retired Army general, wrote on Twitter after Trumps speech that no military officer would allow a soldier to shoot an individual throwing a rock. It would be an unlawful order,Ž he wrote, citing the Law of Land Warfare.Trump said Thursday that, under his order, any migrants who do enter the country would be housed in massive tent citiesŽ he plans to build while their cases are processed.Were going to catch, were not going to release,Ž he said.Under current protocol, many asylum seekers are released while their cases make their way through backlogged courts „ a pro-cess that can take years.Critics said the speech seemed mostly designed to scare, with no specifics on what mechanisms Trump intended to use to push through his desired changes. Administration officials have told The AP that Trump intends to invoke the same authority he used to push through his controversal travel ban, but its not clear if thats what he was doing with Thurs-days speech.Hes really trying to scare the American public into thinking these are thousands of dangerous thugs,Ž said Greg Chen, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Its a classic strategy that goes back to 19th century nativ-ist thinking.ŽTrump and other admin-istration officials have long said those seeking asylum should come through legal ports of entry. But many migrants are unaware of that guidance, and official border crossings have grown increasingly clogged. East Ridge Middle School told the Lake County Sheriffs Office that Davis raped her on Aug. 21.According to the redacted report, she said she was sleeping on a couch at a home when she was awakened at shortly before 1 a.m. by someone touching her. She Davis was in her face and assaulting her with his fingers and then his pri-vates. She said she tried to push him off, but he was too strong.She said she told her mother about the attack and figured she had reported it to law enforcement, but the girls mother said she did not report it for fear of attracting the atten-tion of the Department of Children and Families.The mother also washed the clothing the girl was wearing the night of the attack.The girl said she thought she developed a urinary tract infection.Clermont Police Sgt. Malcolm Draper said Thursday that investigators are looking into another incident that occurred in the Lakefront Park area over the summer.After the assault behind the shopping center, Clermont detectives con-tacted Groveland Police, who indicated that offi-cers there had dealt with Davis before for the same sexual battery type inci-dent in Sept. 2018.ŽContacted by the Daily Commercial, Groveland Police Chief Shawn Ramsey said: "Grove-land Police are reviewing information they have received in light of the arrest of Christopher Davis. Due to its being an active investigation, there is no further comment."But the arrest affidavit in the shopping center attack stated that Davis is a currently a suspect of sexual battery or assault four times including this incident.ŽOne law enforcement source said Davis has a juvenile record that includes battery cases.Draper said authorities are asking anyone with information about Davis to come forward. Callers can call the Lake Sheriffs Office at 343-2101, Clermont Police at 3945588, Groveland Police, 429-4166 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). RAPEFrom Page A1 seeing what can be done with Google Classroom.There is a shift,Ž Carlton said. Students and teach-ers seem to want to use this tool.ŽErik Belanger, the schools testing specialist and technology contact, said that hes already seen students and teachers integrate the Chromebooks while hes been handling support calls. The devices connect automatically to the schools Google Class-room platform, meaning all the work done on the Chromebooks can be done collaboratively.Belanger said one math teacher had been using the collaborative platform to let all of his students view his lecture slides on their devices, giving every student a close-up and unobstructed view of graphs and equations.He also pointed to the culinary arts program, which has begun using Google Forms and Sheets to take online orders for their cafe.Belanger said it took a few days before they really smoothed out the process, but the class figured out what made a good, easy-to-use menu fairly quick.Generally, because the distribution process has been staggered, Weeks said teachers are being left to work out themselves how they want to integrate the devices.Support staff like Carlton and Belanger are helping interested teachers find ways to work, but no one is being forced to use Chromebooks where they arent appropriate or desired.The only exception is in English language arts classes, which will be teaching digital citizenship content next week at all grade levels. The lessons will be taught over three days, Weeks said, and will teach students how to stay safe online and act respon-sibly, including on social media.They will also give Weeks instructional technology staff the chance to model digitally-enhancedŽ lessons in front of teachers. Mount Dora High School is the second school to distribute Chromebooks to its students, after Tavares in August.Weeks said the process has gotten smoother since then, and he is confident it will get more efficient as distribution continues over the next five years. PLATFORMFrom Page A1 uncertainty in the accuracy of the mapping of these areas,Ž said Andy Coburn, the associate director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University. It almost provides a false sense of security in terms of allowing people to understand what their flood vulnerability is.ŽScientists have shown that the frequency of the most intense tropical storms is increasing and that global warming caused by the heat-trap-ping gases humans release from activities like burning fossil fuels can exacerbate extreme weather and con-tribute to sea level rise that worsens storm surges. A warmer atmosphere also holds more moisture, so storms can dump more rain.Mexico Beach is on the Gulf of Mexico in Bay County, which last revised its Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps in 2009, based on a maximum storm surge of 10 feet. County officials are working on revisions but declined to be interviewed. A spokes-woman referred questions to FEMA.An individual storm, particularly a major storm like Hurricane Michael, may cause flooding in areas beyond the high-hazard areasŽ identified on FEMA flood maps, FEMA said in a written response. Real-life consequencesThe accuracy of FEMAs flood maps, which are used in the 22,000 communi-ties that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program to determine which coastal or inland properties must have flood insurance and to set rates, has been called into question before.They cover shorelines and low-lying areas near rivers and streams, and a Department of Homeland Security Inspector Gener-als report last year found that many maps may not reflect actual flood risk or are out of date.Without accurate floodplain identification and mapping processes, management, and oversight, FEMA cannot provide members of the public with a reliable rendering of their true flood vulnerability or ensure that (National Flood Insurance Program) rates reflect the real risk of flooding,Ž the report concluded.Mexico Beach illustrates the real-life consequences of mapping that misses the mark. We were fortunate enough to listen to our insurance agent, so we have a (flood) insurance policy,Ž said Susan Whiten, whose home in a nearby coastal community was also in the same mini-mal risk zone, called X,Ž and suffered extensive damage from the storm surge. Living out of a camper now, Whiten said she knows a lot of people in Mexico Beach, and many did not have flood insurance.They didnt think theyd need it because they were in the X zone,Ž said Whiten, who runs a plumbing business with her husband, Bud. Mexico Beach, with a population of about 1,200, was largely destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Many of its homes were older, stucco-covered cinder block homes built on concrete slabs, dating to the 1950s. A lot of its residents lived there year-round and worked in the community in sea-sonal jobs, serving food or drinks in bars and restau-rants, or on fishing boats, Whiten said.The sad thing is for a lot of these folks, they wont be able to rebuild because of the construction costs,Ž said architect Fred Etchen, who owns a construction and property management business near Mexico Beach.Rebuilding would be hard enough for many people, even with insurance, but newer building codes that require stron-ger materials and elevating living quarters on pilings could price many residents out of the market, fundamentally changing the community, Etchen said.Its going to be a different world,Ž he said. Mexico Beach, before and a erThe Western Carolina University team closely tracks how hurricanes affect developed coastal areas in the Southeast. Coastal geologists Blair Tormey and Katie Peek decided to compare the destruction with the FEMA flood maps after they saw an aerial video of Mexico Beach after the Hurricane.They looked at Google Earth images to deter-mine what the community looked like before, and at the flood risk maps. The minimal-risk zone, X, represents areas where the odds of flooding would be remote, less than 0.2 percent chance of occur-ring in any year, or whats commonly known as a 500-year flood. Those homes ranged from about 6 to 17 feet above sea level, Tormey said, with some as close as a lot or two away from the shoreline.Using information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the team esti-mated that the storm surge in Mexico Beach must have as reached as much as 19 feet above average sea level, likely a record for Florida. Waves would have added several more feet, they said. The National Weather Service, which measures storm surge from ground level instead, has not yet confirmed its measurements.We saw some homes that survived,Ž Peek said. They looked brand new or had deep pilings and expensive construction.Ž Tormey asked: Is the price of living at the beach now, in order to stay at the oceanfront, you have to have a fortress and a lot of money?ŽBut with sea level rise, the shoreline is still moving landward, so just rebuilding stronger isnt necessarily the answer either, he said. That the maps were so inaccurate suggests they need to be revised again, with more of the area in zones requiring flood insurance, the researchers said. FEMA, in its written response to InsideClimate News, said it would collect information about Hurricane Michael to incorporate into future mapping. ASYLUMFrom Page A1 MAPSFrom Page A1Seniors Angela White and Keri Prince work on their homework on their new chrome books at Mount Dora High School. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT]

PAGE 7 | Friday, November 2, 2018 A7 By Robert Burns and Lolita C. BaldorThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left no doubt that his top priority as leader of the military is making it more lethalŽ „ better at war and more prepared for it „ and yet nothing about the militarys new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal. Some argue it detracts from it.The troops going to the border areas of Texas, Arizona and California are a small fraction of the militarys roughly 1.3 mil-lion active-duty members, and the mission is set to last only 45 days. But many question the wisdom of drawing even several thousand away from training for their key pur-pose: to win wars. James Stavridis, a retired Navy admiral and former head of U.S. Southern Command, said the troops should be preparing for combat and other missions, not mon-itoring a peaceful borderŽ for the arrival of a migrant caravan of several thousand people on foot, still about 900 miles away.It sends a terrible signal to Latin America and the Caribbean as we unnecessarily militarize our border,Ž Stavridis, who also served as the top NATO commander, said Thursday. It places U.S. troops who are funda-mentally untrained for the mission of border security and border enforcement into an area of operations, which could cause incidents of a negative character. If we need more border patrol agents, hire them.ŽThe first 100 or so active duty troops arrived at the border on Thursday, making initial assessment at the McAllen, Texas, crossing. Overall, there are about 2,600 troops at staging bases in the region.David Lapan, a retired Marine colonel who is a former spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Department of Homeland Security, said that taking troops away from training and from their families to play a supporting role in border security is unwise.It just doesnt make any sense,Ž said Lapan, now a vice president of communications at the Bipartisan Policy Center. This caravan, this group of poor people, including a lot of women and children, doesnt pose a threat „ not a national security threat.ŽIn line with the Pentagons national security strategy, Mattis has been focused on improving the combat readiness of a military worn down by the recent years of congressio-nally imposed budget cuts and the grind of 17 years of war in Afghanistan.This includes reorienting training from that required for the smaller wars the U.S. has fought since the 9/11 terrorist attacks to a great powerŽ struggle with Russia and China.That context may explain why the Pentagon itself seemed caught off-guard by President Donald Trumps abrupt order to dispatch active-duty troops; the Customs and Border Patrol, which requested Pentagon help, has struggled to define details of the mission and explain its scope.That this is a security threat is preposterous and not supported by the evidence,Ž said Derek Chollet, former senior policy adviser at the Pen-tagon. If youre sitting in the Pentagon and worried about implementation of the national defense strat-egy and worried about the threats from China and Russia, this is not at the top of your list.Ž This is another version of the parade,Ž Chollet said, referring to Trumps demand earlier this year „ eventually withdrawn „ that the military spend millions to stage a parade in Washington D.C. This is not a good use of U.S. military resources at this moment. Trump was frustrated in his effort to build a physical wall on the border, now hes trying to build a human wall by using the U.S. military.ŽMattis has rejected assertions that the military is being leveraged by the White House as a politi-cal stunt in advance of the midterm elections. We dont do stunts,Ž he said Wednesday, but neither has he argued that sending thousands of active-duty soldiers to help secure the border is his preference.Gen. Terrence OShaughnessy, who as head of U.S. Northern Command is command-ing the military operation, dubbed Operation Faith-ful Patriot,Ž has argued that the caravan is a poten-tial threat, although he has not fully defined that.I think what we have seen is weve seen clearly an organization at a higher level than weve seen before,Ž OShaughnessy said. Weve seen violence coming out of the caravan and weve seen as theyve passed other international borders, weve seen them behave in a nature that has not been what weve seen in the past.ŽBorder mission doesnt t Mattis focus on military lethalityBy Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Afford-able Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as sign-up season for 2019 opened days before the midterm elections.During early morning hours, people accessing the site were directed to a screen that said work was underway. A recording at the call center conveyed a similar message. Things seemed to be running normally by about 9 a.m. EDT.With health care a major issue in Tuesdays elections, this sign-up season under the Trump administration is getting close scrutiny.In earlier years, technical problems with the site created major headaches for the Obama administra-tion. Some Democrats citeds meltdown after its 2013 debut as one of the reasons they lost control of the Senate the following year.Since those initial prob-lems were fixed, the website serving people in 39 states has worked fairly smoothly, first under President Barack Obama and now under Donald Trump. The rest of the states and the District of Columbia run their own sign-ups.A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday morning that was open for business.Before the site went live for sign-ups at the start of a new coverage year, techni-cians had to load up details on thousands of changes in plans and premiums.Prior to every open enrollment, final preparations must take place ahead of the start of the open enrollment period to ensure the website runs smoothly for consumers,Ž said a statement from the agency. The statement said the agencys com-mitment had been that the site would be ready in the morning.ŽThe health laws sixth sign-up season began with stabilizing premiums and more choices for consumers.Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages for 2019. In some states, and for some types of plans, premiums will decline. Fewer areas will see increases. Insur-ers also are expanding their participation.But Republicans have not backed off their pledge to fully repeal the health law, despite failing to do so in Trumps first year. Still, other changes by the GOP-run Congress and the administration for next year may result in fewer people signing up.Congress did get rid of the unpopular require-ment that most people carry health insurance or risk fines, starting Jan. 1. The administration has opened the way for insurers to offer alternatives to the laws comprehensive coverage, including plans that dont have to cover pre-existing conditions.Democrats have made maintaining protections for pre-existing conditions a major issue in the elections, forcing Republicans on the defensive. They also accuse Trump of trying to sabotageŽ the health law, and a core group of former Obama administration offi-cials has kept close tabs on sign-up season.Despite all the political drama, enrollment has remained remarkably stable.About 10 million people have private policies through and state-run insurance markets, with roughly 9 in 10 getting taxpayerfinanced help to pay their premiums. An estimated 12 million more are covered through the laws Medicaid expansion, aimed at low-income adults.Income-based subsidies that protect consumers from high premiums remain available for next year, as has been the case since the overhaul went into effect. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1.Federal health care site up after slow startThe federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is shown on a computer screen Thursday in Washington. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A8 Friday, November 2, 2018 | BUSINESSWHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY€ Labor Department releases employment data for October € Commerce Department releases international trade data for September Out of balanceThe nations trade gap has been growing in recent months amid a surge in imports and a decline in U.S. exports. The trade gap, which is the difference between what America sells and what it buys abroad, rose to $53.2 billion in August. U.S. tariffs imposed on imported goods from China and other countries have yet to have an impact on the trade deficit, while a stronger dollar has hurt exports. The Commerce Department reports its latest trade gap data today.Pumped upExxon Mobil serves up its third-quarter report card today. Wall Street predicts the oil companys earnings and revenue increased versus the same quarter last year. That would match the companys results in the previous two quarters. Exxon and other oil companies have benefited this year from rising oil prices. Investors will be focused on whether Exxon stepped up production to take advantage of higher prices. Trade balanceseasonally adjusted in billionsSource: FactSet-60 -50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 S A J J M A 2018 -45.5-45.7 est. -53.5 -53.2More help wantedEconomists predict hiring in the U.S. increased in October after declining the previous month. They expect the Labor Department will report today that nonfarm employers added 190,000 jobs in October. The economy added 134,000 jobs in September. Economists blamed the slower pace of hiring in September on Hurricane Florence, which struck North and South Carolina, closing thousands of businesses.-42.6-50.0Nonfarm payrollsseasonally adjusted change, in thousandsSource: FactSet0 100 200 300 O S A J J M268 208 165 134 270 est. 1902018 Today 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 2,960 MJJASO 2,600 2,700 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,740.37 Change: 28.63 (1.1%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 MJJASO 24,120 24,880 25,640 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,380.74 Change: 264.98 (1.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2139 Declined 679 New Highs 22 New Lows 62 Vol. (in mil.) 4,623 Pvs. Volume 5,012 2,591 2,781 2286 659 40 72 NYSE NASDDOW 25396.47 25108.11 25380.74 +264.98 +1.05% +2.68% DOW Trans. 10407.49 10173.77 10368.52 +177.34 +1.74% -2.30% DOW Util. 736.01 724.60 729.11 -4.73 -0.64% +0.79% NYSE Comp. 12363.32 12208.06 12356.50 +148.44 +1.22% -3.53% NASDAQ 7435.88 7286.50 7434.06 +128.16 +1.75% +7.69% S&P 500 2741.67 2708.85 2740.37 +28.63 +1.06% +2.50% S&P 400 1863.35 1831.95 1861.66 +36.56 +2.00% -2.05% Wilshire 5000 28346.85 27975.36 28333.06 +352.16 +1.26% +1.94% Russell 2000 1547.14 1512.68 1544.98 +33.57 +2.22% +0.62% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Brown & Brown BRO 24.28 31.55 28.23 +.05 +0.2 s t t ... +14.3 25 0.32 f CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 47.74 -.14 -0.3 s s s +4.1 +7.5 90 1.5 6 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 37.95 -.19 -0.5 s s s -4.9 +7.9 18 0.7 6 Darden Rest DRI 79.18 124.00 104.86 -1.69 -1.6 s t t +9.2 +32.9 20 3.0 0 Disney DIS 97.38 119.69 116.10 +1.27 +1.1 s r t +8.0 +19.1 16 1.6 8 Gen Electric GE 9.80 20.75 9.58 -.52 -5.1 t t t -45.2 -47.5 dd 0.4 8 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.32 +.52 +1.2 s s s -25.2 -11.9 10 1.9 6 Harris Corp HRS 135.16 175.50 150.01 +1.30 +0.9 t t t +5.9 +8.5 26 2.74 f Home Depot HD 160.53 215.43 180.46 +4.58 +2.6 s t t -4.8 +8.5 23 4.1 2 IBM IBM 114.09 171.13 116.83 +1.40 +1.2 t t t -23.8 -21.1 9 6.2 8 Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.70 97.44 +2.22 +2.3 s t t +4.8 +21.3 20 1.92 f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.91 28.23 +1.83 +6.9 s s s +52.6 +39.1 cc 0.1 6 NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 176.83 170.47 -2.03 -1.2 s s s +9.1 +14.0 13 4.4 4 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 111.51 -.87 -0.8 s s t -7.0 +5.1 32 3.7 1 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 62.50 -.16 -0.3 s t t -3.2 +6.9 11 2.00 f WalMart Strs WMT 81.78 109.98 100.58 +.30 +0.3 s s s +1.9 +17.2 24 2.08 f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 28.52 +.65 +2.3 s s s -2.2 -4.8 cc 1.0 0 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 25,380.74 264.98 Nasdaq 7,434.06 128.16 S&P 2,740.37 28.63 Russell 1.544.98 33.57 NYSE 12,356.50 148.44COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,236.00 23.70 Silver 14.729 .500 Platinum 862.80 19.80 Copper 2.7215 .0580 Oil 63.69 1.62MARKET MOVERS€ Cigna Corp.: Up $2.47 to $216.28 „ The health insurer raised its annual forecasts after a strong quarterly report. BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONUS mortgage rates ease; 30-year at 4.83 percentLong-term U.S. mort-gage rates declined this week, in a quiet pause after weeks of market anxiety over rising interest rates.Home borrowing rates still remain at their highest levels in more than seven years, dampening the outlook for prospective homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Fred-die Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages eased to an average 4.83 percent this week from 4.86 percent last week. A year ago, it stood at 3.94 percent. The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans slipped to 4.23 percent this week from 4.29 percent last week. The Associated Press By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stocks climbed Thursday as major indexes extended a rebound into a third day. The dollar dropped, a change that provided a relief to big exporters like industrial and technology companies.The U.S. stock market continued its gradual rebound from a plunge that lasted almost the entire month of October, and many of the biggest gains Thursday came from stocks that struggled badly last month like chipmakers and other technology companies and smaller, domestically-focused companies.Strong earnings from U.S. companies have helped the market recover its foot-ing over the last three days. Chemicals maker DowDu-Pont jumped after reporting a strong quarter, as did Arm & Hammer maker Church & Dwight and insurer AIG. Apple also climbed prior to releasing its quarterly report. The S&P 500 index added 28.63 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,740.37. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 264.98 points, or 1.1 percent, to 25,380.74. The Nasdaq composite climbed 128.16 points, or 1.8 percent, to 7,434.06. The Russell 2000 index jumped 33.57 points, or 2.2 percent, to 1,544.98.Stocks fell sharply from early October through the last few days of the month, a skid that briefly wiped out their gains for the year. Stocks rise as mar ket rebound continues

PAGE 9 | Friday, November 2, 2018 A9 The Daytona Beach News-JournalFor those who wonder whether the state really needs a better path to civil-rights restoration for people who have committed felonies in the past but paid their debt to society, a recent Palm Beach Post expose on Floridas broken clemency process is an eye-opener. The Post examined Gov. Rick Scotts sorry record of delaying and denying people who have been waiting, sometimes for decades, to regain the precious right and fundamental duty of democracy: voting. And they did it over Scotts flat-out refusal to provide the most basic details about the cases his office handled. Scotts office claims to have granted clemency „ the legal term for restoring the right to vote „ to 3,125 people through June. (A few dozen of those turned out to be cases that Scotts predecessor, Charlie Crist, actually granted.) Thats less than one-quarter of the number of people who regained their rights under any other governor in 50 years. Post reporters asked Scott for the names and birth dates of those people; they were given the names, but the birth dates were withheld, making it incredibly difficult to match names to other public records. Scott also refused to hand over the names (or even the number) of ex-felons who were eligible for rights restoration, or any information about those who sought clemency and failed. But the Post staffers persevered, comparing names on the list to data from other sources and matching older lists, released by previous administrations who were more open, against the records they were able to obtain. The more they dug, the uglier the picture became. Compared to his predecessors, Scott granted rights to the lowest percentage of African-Americans in 50 years. While Crist and Gov. Jeb Bush granted rights to white and black applicants in roughly equal numbers, Scott favored white applicants by a 2-1 margin. Successful applicants were also far more likely to identify as Republican than they were under previous governors. The Post also detailed the humiliating manner Scott and his fellow Cabinet members handle those who must go through a formal hearing process to have their rights restored. Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is particularly prone to grill applicants on whether they attend church, and applicants are also asked about their sex lives and whether they consume alcohol. After viewing a few of the clemency boards video archives, it seems clear that the applicants who weep, plead or otherwise abase themselves have a better shot at a yes.Ž This is not how government is supposed to work. The system allows them to play God with the fundamental civil rights of the Floridians. Constitutional Amendment 4 would put Florida in line with the vast majority of other states, where civil rights are restored, in most cases, after all terms of imprisonment, probation and restitution are met. The amendment may never have made it onto the ballot had Scott met the standards set by previous administrations. But in failing to do that, he made the perfect case for much-needed reform.ANOTHER OPINIONDont play God with voting rights ANOTHER OPINION Closely contested races come down to NPAs American voters will have an opportunity on election day to determine the direction our nation takes. It will be more of a reflection on the voters, than on Trump or any of the politicians running. We are so polarized as a nation that positions individual candidates hold on issues are of little matter, and the party label will determine how they vote. On the large issues, we are split based on the party you belong to, such as climate change, health care, pre-existing medical conditions and the environment. The direction our country takes will not be decided by the Republicans or Democrats in the closely contested races but by the No Party Affiliated voters. In purple states like Florida, the NPAs will be the swing vote that will decide all the statewide races. The advantage of being so polarized is that it has clearly defined on which side of an issue each party is on. The environment is clearly an issue where there is night and day separation, in Florida we see the results of what happens to the environment under Republican rule. To even consider sending Rick Scott, a climate change denier, to the senate is incomprehensible since Florida was the state to suffer first and most from rising sea levels and warmer waters. On health care, the lines are clear. The Democratic goal is to eventually have every person covered with a health care plan that covers every medical condition, as every other nation does. The Republican plan is get your own insurance „ if you can afford it. On Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the differences are clear and were made even more clear when Senate Majority Leader Rep. Mitch McConnell said they will reduce the deficit created by the tax cuts for rich, by cutting benefits the the programs provide.Marvin Jacobson, Clermont Its time to drain the swamp Its another election and more lying politicians are doing what they do. Even some new ones are on the ballot. There are tricky Constitutional amendments, and in order to get back what was stolen from citizens, property owners and victims of crime, you have to agree with things that are bad. Its the same old crap because if you vote for these amendments, you lose more rights and give the government more power. And it is your fault. People in office are mostly retired from the the corrupt state system and simply going for more money and more pensions. What are we to do? Start now, kick them all out and begin to find sincere citizens to run for office that are sick and tired of what has been happening in Lake Country. Ive been here since 1978 and remember when the bad happened. Every bad politician retired with big pensions, too. Landlords should run for office because they suffer with the incompetent eviction system designed to raise the price of rentals because the government wants to supply affordable housing by driving you out of the rental business. My congresswoman in Eustis is a total waste but someday plans to be governor. Bad laws need to be repealed, but they wont touch them because they all make money for the county and state. Police are out of control, but there is an amendment on the ballot to give them all more benefits. Florida is a corrupt state, but not any worse than the rest. Its time to drain the swamp!Gus Heim, UmatillaLETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250Its your fault,Ž shouted a protestor at President Donald Trump when he showed up to honor the 11 Jews slain in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. But no it wasnt. He stirs things up, this president does, and he can be virulent and crude. None of this is a pleasant fit with mourning a horrific show of hatred toward fellow humans who have done so much to enrich our civilization. But understand that the man arrested for the shooting just may have shot Trump, too, if he had a chance. He figured Trump was part of a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world, and guess why he might have seen Trump as linked to his absurd imagining. Because Trump is so attached to Jews, thats why. Trump has a daughter who married a Jewish man, converted to Judaism herself and has produced three Jewish children who surely get hugs from a loving grandpa. Figuratively speaking, Trump also hugs millions of Jews in Israel. He has reversed President Barack Obamas snarling policies by heartily supporting this Jewish nation, as in the United States rightly recognizing Jerusalem as its capital. Oh, thats a cruel mistake, some said, because they saw this affirmation of an established fact „ and concurrence with U.S. law „ as a setback for reaching peace agreements with Palestinians who, excuse me, have threatened Israeli annihilation, refused negotiation and abetted terrorism. In a poll, 73 percent of Jewish citizens in Israel said they approve of Trump. Obviously, critics of Israel, including some of its citizens, are not ipso facto antiSemitic, but just as obviously attacks on Israel can reflect disgustingly bigoted animosity toward Jews. Israel is no more perfect than any other nation. But some disjointed critics come close to equating Israels freedom, justice and democratic rule of law with the murderous tyranny, blatant injustice and dictatorships of its enemies. In trying to protect itself, Israel is seen by some as being exploitatively cruel, and thus we have had boycotts of American companies doing business with Israeli firms seen as abetting the shame of it all. Professors, college students and others have joined in even as a majority of states have said this is repellent. Agreeing with the states are Christian evangelicals, deeply religious conservatives who tend to like Trump and celebrate Jews as Gods chosen people. Arguments about Trumps alleged anti-Semitism, meanwhile, mix misinformation with unshakable bias. For instance, we had liberal pundits excoriating him for talking about international bankers in cahoots with Hillary Clinton to do away with our sovereignty. Here, they said, was a common, Jewish conspiracytheory slur when in fact it was a reference to a Wikileaks revelation of Clinton giving a speech at a Brazilian bank and calling for open borders. Then there was Trump getting slammed after the Charlottesville riot for saying it wasnt just the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who were violent. Even though it was one of them arrested for killing a woman with his car, violence by the other side was confirmed by news accounts and even the American Civil Liberties Union. I myself was particularly grabbed by a New York Times story that took note of a horrified University of Virginia student who saw a counter-protestor beating an alt-right man with a stick after he was knocked to the ground. It kind of sounds like what some are now doing to Trump. He could not persuade top Washington officials to go with him to Pittsburgh or to have officials in the state and city greet him there instead of protestors. Maybe he has earned some of the humiliation, but it is centuries of diseased thought and the killer himself who have taken dear lives and given us this European-style experience of hell, not the president of the United States. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONNo, Trump did not cause the Pittsburgh shootingHAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Jay Ambrose


A10 Friday, November 2, 2018 | By Maryclaire DaleThe Associated PressPITTSBURGH The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the worst atrocity perpetrated against Jews in American history continued for a third day.Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued a 44-count indictment charging him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes. It was his second brief appear-ance in a federal courtroom since the weekend massacre at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburghs Squirrel Hill neighborhood.Yes! Bowers said in a loud voice when asked if he understood the charges.Authorities say Bowers raged against Jews during and after the deadliest antiSemitic attack in American history. He remains jailed without bail.Bowers, who was shot and wounded during a gun battle that injured four police offi-cers, walked into court under his own power, his left arm heavily bandaged. He was in a wheelchair at his first court appearance Monday.Bowers, who is stocky and square-faced with salt-and-pepper, closely cropped hair, frowned as the charges were read but did not appear to have a reaction as a federal prosecutor announced he could face a death sentence. He told a prosecutor he had read the indictment.One of his federal public defenders, Michael Novara, said Bowers pleaded not guilty, as is typical at this stage of the proceedings.Bowers had been set for a preliminary hearing on the evidence, but federal pros-ecutors instead took the case to a grand jury.The panel issued the indict-ment as funerals continued for the victims, including a husband and wife married at Tree of Life 62 years ago.Marc Simon, the son of Bernice and Sylvan Simon, recalled his parents as a beacon of light whose example can help elimi-nate the hate that led to their untimely deaths.Hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Family members recalled the Simons as warm and welcoming, and dedicated to their faith and one another.Their daughter, Michelle Simon Weis, said she enjoyed going with her mother to Costco, where Bernice, 84, make sure to try the food samples. Weis said she dreamed her father, 86, could now drive a sports car as fast as he wanted without Mom telling him to slow down.The days other funeral was being held for Dr. Rich-ard Gottfried, a dentist who worked part-time at a clinic treating refugees and immi-grants. The oldest victim, 97-year-old Rose Mallinger, will be honored at the last service Friday. Her daughter was injured in the attack.Tree of Life remained a crime scene. Rabbis and other volunteers have been clean-ing the temple to remove all bodily traces from the 11 victims, following Jewish law regarding death and burial.Meanwhile, 911 operators who were on duty Saturday morning described how they could hear gunshots and screaming as the rampage unfolded. The operators spoke to media outlets on Thursday.Bruce Carlton, who took the initial call from Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, said he wanted to keep Myers on the phone without revealing his position to the gunman.I didnt want him to speak. I tried not to speak. I didnt want the gunman to hear him. I didnt want the gunman to hear me, Carlton told KDKA-TV. He said the call seemed so surreal, like it wasnt happening. Time seemed to speed up, time seemed to slow down.Afterward, once it was over and he learned that Myers had come through physically unscathed, Carlton said he was left shaking.Synagogue attack suspect pleads not guiltyStones with the names of victims written on them make up part of a memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. [GENE J. PUSKAR/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 11 | Friday, November 2, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | B3PREVIEW CAPSULES OF TONIGHTS PREP GAMES Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comEditors note: UCFs game against Temple on Thursday night was not complete in time for this edition.By Ava WallaceThe Washington PostORLANDO „ There is cheesecake served on Fridays at Central Florida because tradition matters in college football, and keeping traditions matters even more when the seniors on the team have played for three different head coaches. This latest head coach made sure that theres strawberry, and plain, and a few other flavors available each week so that even though this year they no longer serve the kind with blueberry compote on top, everybodys happy.That was one of the things we wanted to keep,Ž senior left tackle Wyatt Miller said. Obviously, its a tradition. And cheesecake is good.ŽThings have changed quickly in the past few years at UCF, which is why its first-year head coach, Josh Heupel, made sure the cheesecake tradition that started under his predecessor Scott Frost stayed. It seems every other part of the Knights program goes fast. They turned things around fast under Frost, from 0-12 in 2015, the year before he arrived, to 13-0 in 2017. They moved on fast, hiring Heupel from Missouri last December just 72 hours after Frost accepted the head-coaching job at Nebraska. And the offense goes fast, ranking sixth in the nation in yards per game (537.1) and points per game (44.4). The Knights (7-0) were No. 12 in the open-ing College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday „ equal to their high point last year in their self-proclaimed national championship season „ and look to rocket higher.Heupel keeps UCF on fast trackCentral Florida head coach Josh Heupel prepares to call a time out during a game against East Carolina on Oct. 20 in Greenville, N.C.. [AP PHOTO/KARL B DEBLAKER] By Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida State busted brackets around the country with an Elite Eight run in last seasons NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles surprised everyone „ except perhaps themselves.We feel that we fell a little short last year,Ž coach Leonard Hamilton said. We thought we had a chance to get to the Final Four. No one else thought we did, but thats how we felt at the beginning of the year.ŽFlorida State wont catch anyone off guard this season. The No. 17 Semi-noles are one of the nations deepest teams and return their top two scorers and rebounders. That depth will be challenged by a preseason injury to Phil Cofer.The senior forward is expected to miss at least six weeks after injuring his right foot in practice. Cofer, who led the Seminoles in scoring (12.8 points) and was second in rebounding (5.1), could miss most or all of the non-conference games.We have to make some adjustments in our rotation,Ž Hamilton said. But hopefully Phil will come back strong. Other guys will have more opportunity to get more minutes here early.ŽThose opportunities will come immediately as Florida State opens with Florida on Tuesday, will face No. 24 Purdue in November and Connecticut in December. The Seminoles also play six Atlantic Coast Conference teams that are ranked in the Top 25.Depth could lead Florida State on NCAA postseason run By Mark LongThe Associated PressGAINESVILLE „ Defensive tackle Kyree Campbell wont forget how running stadiumsŽ at Florida Field made him feel.He was breathing heavy, sweating profusely and ready to quit. His legs started shak-ing about 20 minutes in and they ached for days.It was exactly the reaction first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen wanted when he told his players during the offsea-son they would have to do one grueling, stadium workout for every home loss in 2017.LSU, Texas A&M and Florida State. Thats three sessions totaling about 12,000, steeply inclined steps.The 13th-ranked Gators already have another one ahead because of a 27-16 drubbing to Kentucky in early September.We refuse to lose any more home games,Ž said Campbell, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound sophomore.Florida (6-2, 4-2 South-eastern Conference) begins a three-game homestand Sat-urday against Missouri (4-4, 0-4). The Gators also host South Carolina and Idaho over the first three weekends of November.Gators look to protect home turfFlorida head coach Dan Mullen, center, celebrates with players on the sidelines during the “ nal moments of a game against LSU on Oct. 6 in Gainesville [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX, FILE] SaturdayWho: Missouri (4-4, 0-4) vs. No. 13 Florida (6-2, 4-2) When: 4 p.m. Where: Gainesville TV: SEC NetworkBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@ dailycommercial.comMany area high school football teams have one last opportunity to secure a playoff berth before the post-season field is announced on Sunday.And, heading into the final Friday of the regular season, four local programs would be heading into the second seasonŽ if Tuesdays last regular season rankings counted, with at least one team still holding on to hope of securing a spot.The Villages, South Lake, South Sumter and Wild-wood were among the areas playoff teams, based on Tuesdays rankings. Mount Dora is in eighth place in Class 4A-Region 2, hoping that a victory against Kis-simmee Gateway will lift the Hurricanes into sixth place, the final playoff slot in the region.In classes 1A through 4A, the top six teams in each region advance to the post-season „ the Florida High School Athletic Association recently announced that eight teams from regions 1 and 2 in Class 1A would advance, due to the havoc created by Hurricane Michael for many of those programs. In classes 5A through 8A, the four district champions and four at-large teams in each region advance.With the end of the regular season in sight, heres a closer look at the local programs with postseason berths locked up „ if the postseason began Friday „ and those still hoping to make something happen.LOCKING UP A BERTHThe Villages Bryce Mellado (5) runs with the ball against Wildwood last week. The Villages hosts The First Academy in its “ nal regular season game looking to improve its playoff standing. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Area teams look to secure place in playo sSee UCF, B4 See PLAYOFFS, B4 See GATORS, B4 See FSU, B4


B2 Friday, November 2, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 6 2 0 .750 239 185 Miami 4 4 0 .500 174 219 N.Y. Jets 3 5 0 .375 192 200 Buffalo 2 6 0 .250 87 200 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 5 3 0 .625 197 167 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 106 127 Jacksonville 3 5 0 .375 134 170 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 231 213 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 4 2 1 .643 204 172 Cincinnati 5 3 0 .625 221 237 Baltimore 4 4 0 .500 197 137 Cleveland 2 5 1 .313 169 210 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 7 1 0 .875 290 205 L.A. Chargers 5 2 0 .714 195 163 Denver 3 5 0 .375 188 194 Oakland 1 6 0 .143 138 218 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 5 2 0 .714 146 134 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 178 156 Dallas 3 4 0 .429 140 123 N.Y. Giants 1 7 0 .125 150 205 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 6 1 0 .857 234 183 Carolina 5 2 0 .714 178 152 Atlanta 3 4 0 .429 190 212 Tampa Bay 3 4 0 .429 201 233 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 4 3 0 .571 194 144 Minnesota 4 3 1 .563 197 195 Green Bay 3 3 1 .500 175 173 Detroit 3 4 0 .429 171 186 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 8 0 0 1.000 264 155 Seattle 4 3 0 .571 171 131 Arizona 2 6 0 .250 110 199 San Francisco 1 7 0 .125 173 236 WEEK 9 Thursdays GameOakland at San Francisco, lateSundays GamesN.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s GameTennessee at Dallas, 8:15 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Arizona, N.Y. Giants, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, CincinnatiWEEK 10 Thursday, Nov. 8Carolina at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 11Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Nov. 12N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Open: Minnesota, Denver, Baltimore, HoustonNFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:SundayATLANTA at WASHINGTON „ FALCONS: DNP: CB Robert Alford (ankle), K Matt Bryant (right hamstring). LIMITED: CB Justin Bethel (back), C Alex Mack (back), WR Mohamed Sanu (hip), DT Deadrin Senat (neck, shoulder). FULL: LS Josh Harris (hand). REDSKINS: DNP: WR Jamison C rowder (ankle), G Shawn Lauvao (calf), S Montae Nicholson (hip, neck), RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee), RB Chris Thompson (rib), T Trent Williams (thumb, shoulder). LIMITED: LB Ryan Anderson (knee), RB Kapri Bibbs (shoulder), CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), TE Jordan Reed (neck), G Brandon Scherff (knee). FULL: LB Zach Brown (oblique), WR Maurice Harris (shoulder), CB Danny Johnson (forearm), QB Colt McCoy (right thumb), T Morgan Moses (elbow). CHICAGO at BUFFALO „ BEARS: DNP: TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), G Kyle Long (foot), LB Khalil Mack (ankle), WR Allen Robinson (groin). LIMITED: WR Taylor Gabriel (knee), G Eric Kush (neck), DT Bilal Nichols (knee). BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (not injury related), QB Josh Allen (right elbow), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (neck), DE Trent Murphy (knee), DT Kyle Williams (not injury related). DETROIT at MINNESOTA „ LIONS: LIMITED: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), T Taylor Decker (back), LB Christian Jones (knee), G T.J. Lang (hip), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (toe, neck), RB Theo Riddick (knee). VIKINGS: DNP: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), G Tom Compton (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (rib), RB Roc Thomas (hamstring). LIMITED: RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (ankle, knee), T Riley Reiff (foot), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot), S Andrew Sendejo (groin). HOUSTON at DENVER „ TEXANS: DNP: LB Zach Cunningham (knee). LIMITED: CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), G Zach Fulton (ankle), S Andre Hal (shoulder), WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle, knee), LB Josh Keyes (foot), LB Brian Peters (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (hand, groin). FULL: TE Ryan Grif“ n (illness), LB Peter Kalambayi (concussion), LB Brennan Scarlett (groin), QB Deshaun Watson (chest). BRONCOS: DNP: RB Royce Freeman (ankle), WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), CB Bradley Roby (ankle), S Darian Stewart (neck). LIMITED: LB Von Miller (knee), LB Shane Ray (ankle, wrist), T Jared Veldheer (knee). FULL: WR Isaiah McKenzie (hip), DT Domata Peko (elbow). KANSAS CITY at CLEVELAND „ CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Anthony Hitchens (rib), LB Justin Houston (hamstring), C Mitch Morse (concussion), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring). FULL: G Cameron Erving (neck), WR Tyreek Hill (groin), RB Kareem Hunt (knee), TE Travis Kelce (shoulder), LB Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle), G Andrew Wylie (back). BROWNS: DNP: WR Rashard Higgins (knee), S Damarious Randall (groin), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring), C J.C. Tretter (ankle). LIMITED: TE David Njoku (knee), WR DaMari Scott (shoulder), CB Tavierre Thomas (abdomen). FULL: CB E.J. Gaines (concussion), G Christopher Hubbard (toe), RB Duke Johnson (back). L.A. CHARGERS at SEATTLE „ CHARGERS: DNP: DE Joey Bosa (foot), DE Chris Landrum (hip), LB Kyzir White (knee). LIMITED: RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring). SEAHAWKS: No Report. L.A. RAMS at NEW ORLEANS „ RAMS: LIMITED: WR Cooper Kupp (knee), LB Trevon Young (back). SAINTS: DNP: DE Marcus Davenport (toe), DE Mitchell Loewen (neck). LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Cameron Meredith (knee), WR Michael Thomas (shoulder), C Max Unger (elbow). N.Y. JETS at MIAMI „ JETS: DNP: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), CB Morris Claiborne (not injury related), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep), LB Frankie Luvu (neck), DT Steve McLendon (ankle), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot), TE Neal Sterling (concussion). LIMITED: T Kelvin Beachum (knee, ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle), C Spencer Long (knee, “ nger), S Marcus Maye (thumb). FULL: RB Trenton Cannon (“ nger), G James Carpenter (shoulder). DOLPHINS: DNP: DE Charles Harris (calf), WR Kenny Stills (groin). LIMITED: CB Xavien Howard (ankle), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder). FULL: G Jesse Davis (elbow), TE A.J. Derby (foot), RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (achilles), S Reshad Jones (shoulder), G Ted Larsen (neck), S T.J. McDonald (knee), DE Robert Quinn (ankle), C Travis Swanson (elbow). PITTSBURGH at BALTIMORE „ STEELERS: DNP: LB Bud Dupree (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), QB Ben Roethlisberger (“ nger (left hand), not injury related), CB Coty Sensabaugh (toe). FULL: T Marcus Gilbert (knee). RAVENS: DNP: C Bradley Bozeman (calf), CB Brandon Carr (not injury related), CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), G James Hurst (back), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), G Alex Lewis (neck), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh), T Ronnie Stanley (ankle), LB Tim Williams (ankle). LIMITED: RB Alex Collins (foot). TAMPA BAY at CAROLINA „ BUCCANEERS: DNP: T Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder), WR Mike Evans (knee), RB Ronald Jones (hamstring), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (ribs, foot), CB M.J. Stewart (foot). LIMITED: RB Peyton Barber (ankle), DE Vinny Curry (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (calf), G Evan Smith (hip). PANTHERS: DNP: S Mike Adams (not injury related), DE Julius Peppers (not injury related), WR Torrey Smith (knee). LIMITED: QB Cam Newton (right shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (foot). FULL: S Rashaan Gaulden (ankle), LB Andre Smith (hamstring). GREEN BAY at NEW ENGLAND „ PACKERS: DNP: LB Nick Perry (ankle), S Jermaine Whitehead (back). LIMITED: CB Jaire Alexander (groin), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee). PATRIOTS: DNP: WR Julian Edelman (ankle, illness), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), G Shaquille Mason (calf), C Brian Schwenke (foot), DE Deatrich Wise (illness). LIMITED: P Ryan Allen (left ankle), T Trenton Brown (ankle), T Marcus Cannon (concussion), LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), DE Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back), LB Donta Hightower (knee), RB Sony Michel (knee), DE John Simon (shoulder).MondayTENNESSEE at DALLAS „ TITANS: No Report. COWBOYS: No Report. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 7 1 .875 „ Boston 5 2 .714 1 Philadelphia 4 4 .500 3 Brooklyn 3 5 .375 4 New York 2 6 .250 5 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 4 4 .500 „ Miami 3 4 .429 Orlando 2 5 .286 1 Atlanta 2 5 .286 1 Washington 1 6 .143 2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 7 0 1.000 „ Indiana 5 3 .625 2 Detroit 4 3 .571 3 Chicago 2 6 .250 5 Cleveland 1 6 .143 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB San Antonio 5 2 .714 „ Memphis 4 2 .667 New Orleans 4 3 .571 1 Dallas 2 6 .250 3 Houston 1 5 .167 3 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 6 1 .857 „ Portland 5 2 .714 1 Utah 4 3 .571 2 Minnesota 4 4 .500 2 Oklahoma City 2 4 .333 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 8 1 .889 „ Sacramento 5 3 .625 2 L.A. Clippers 4 3 .571 3 L.A. Lakers 3 5 .375 4 Phoenix 1 6 .143 6Wednesdays GamesBrooklyn 120, Detroit 119, OT Denver 108, Chicago 107, OT Indiana 107, New York 101 Minnesota 128, Utah 125 Golden State 131, New Orleans 121 L.A. Lakers 114, Dallas 113 San Antonio 120, Phoenix 90Thursdays GamesDenver at Cleveland, late L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, late Oklahoma City at Charlotte, late Sacramento at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Boston, late New Orleans at Portland, lateTodays GamesL.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 8 p.m. New York at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesDetroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 11 8 2 1 17 41 30 Toronto 12 8 4 0 16 42 37 Boston 12 7 3 2 16 37 29 Montreal 11 6 3 2 14 34 29 Buffalo 12 6 4 2 14 31 35 Ottawa 11 4 5 2 10 36 44 Detroit 12 3 7 2 8 30 46 Florida 10 2 5 3 7 30 39 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Pittsburgh 10 6 2 2 14 43 32 N.Y. Islanders 11 6 4 1 13 36 28 Carolina 12 6 5 1 13 36 34 Washington 10 5 3 2 12 39 37 Columbus 11 6 5 0 12 39 43 New Jersey 9 5 3 1 11 31 28 Philadelphia 12 5 7 0 10 35 48 N.Y. Rangers 12 4 7 1 9 32 41 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 12 9 3 0 18 42 29 Winnipeg 13 8 4 1 17 39 34 Minnesota 12 7 3 2 16 35 35 Colorado 12 7 3 2 16 41 27 Chicago 13 6 4 3 15 43 47 Dallas 11 6 5 0 12 34 30 St. Louis 10 3 4 3 9 36 39 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vancouver 14 8 6 0 16 40 44 San Jose 12 6 3 3 15 41 36 Calgary 13 7 5 1 15 41 42 Edmonton 11 6 4 1 13 32 34 Arizona 11 6 5 0 12 31 21 Anaheim 13 5 6 2 12 32 37 Vegas 12 5 6 1 11 27 34 Los Angeles 11 3 7 1 7 22 39 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Wednesdays GameVancouver 4, Chicago 2Thursdays GamesWinnipeg 4, Florida 2 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, late Dallas at Toronto, late New Jersey at Detroit, late Washington at Montreal, late Nashville at Tampa Bay, late Buffalo at Ottawa, late Vegas at St. Louis, late Colorado at Calgary, late Chicago at Edmonton, late N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, late Philadelphia at Los Angeles, late Columbus at San Jose, lateTodays GamesFlorida vs. Winnipeg at Helsinki, 2 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesOttawa at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 8 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 10 p.m. Carolina at Vegas, 10 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.JETS 4, PANTHERS 2 WINNIPEG 1 1 2 „ 4 FLORIDA 0 2 0 „ 2 First Period„1, Winnipeg, Perreault 2 (Little, Byfuglien), 18:34. Penalties„Kulikov, WPG, (high sticking), 12:31. Second Period„2, Florida, Yandle 2 (Hoffman, Barkov), 4:18 (pp). 3, Winnipeg, Laine 4 (Wheeler, Byfuglien), 15:14 (pp). 4, Florida, Dadonov 5 (Matheson, Bjugstad), 17:54. Penalties„Chiarot, WPG, (holding), 2:25; Trocheck, FLA, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 2:25; Trouba, WPG, (tripping), 4:03; Lowry, WPG, (elbowing), 6:29; Lowry, WPG, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:29; Petrovic, FLA, (tripping), 15:03; Dadonov, FLA, (tripping), 20:00. Third Period„5, Winnipeg, Laine 5 (Wheeler, Byfuglien), 3:28 (pp). 6, Winnipeg, Laine 6 (Wheeler, Scheifele), 19:17. Penalties„Yandle, FLA, (tripping), 2:45; Florida bench, served by Bjugstad (too many men on the ice), 2:45; Morrissey, WPG, (interference), 10:19; Hoffman, FLA, (slashing), 14:03; Ekblad, FLA, (interference), 15:32. Shots on Goal„Winnipeg 14-8-14„36. Florida 18-14-6„38. Power -play opportunities„Winnipeg 2 of 6; Florida 1 of 5. Goalies„Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 5-4-1 (38 shots-36 saves). Florida, Reimer 1-4-1 (35-32). A„13,490 (13,349). T„2:36. Referees„Gord Dwyer, Dan ORourke. Linesmen„David Brisebois, Scott Cherrey. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYOFFSAll times EasternKNOCKOUT ROUND WednesdayEastern Conference: New York City FC 3, Philadelphia 1 Western Conference: Portland 2, FC Dallas 1ThursdayEastern Conference: Columbus at D.C. United, late Western Conference: Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC, lateCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Home-and-home)First leg Eastern ConferenceSunday: New York Red Bulls at D.C. United or Columbus, TBA Sunday: Atlanta at New York City FC, TBAWestern ConferenceSunday: Sporting Kansas City at Portland or Real Salt Lake, TBA Sunday: Seattle at Los Angeles FC or Portland, TBASecond leg Eastern ConferenceSunday, Nov. 11: D.C. United or Columbus at New York Red Bulls, TBA Sunday, Nov. 11: New York City FC at Atlanta, TBAWestern ConferenceThursday, Nov. 8: Los Angeles FC or Portland at Seattle, TBA Sunday, Nov. 11: Portland or Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, TBACONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS(Home-and-home)Eastern Conference First legSunday, Nov. 25: TBDSecond legThursday, Nov. 29: TBDWestern Conference First legSunday, Nov. 25: TBDSecond legThursday, Nov. 29: TBDMLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 8: TBD2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 2, Tied 4)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ Colombia 4, United States 2 Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ United States 1, Peru 1 Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Indiana 7 216 at Chicago L.A. Clippers 1 216 at Orlando Houston 2 216 at Brooklyn at Washington 3 231 Okla. City at Dallas 6 216 New York at Utah Off Off Memphis at Phoenix Off Off Toronto at Golden State 11 238 MinnesotaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Winnipeg -133 Florida +123 Colorado -115 at Vancouver +105 at Arizona -117 Carolina +107COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Virginia 6 7 48 Pittsburgh at Middle Tenn. 12 13 52 W.Kentucky at Arizona 1 3 56 ColoradoSaturdayHouston 16 14 71 at SMU at Purdue 1 2 50 Iowa at Georgia St. 7 6 52 Texas State Syracuse 6 6 75 at Wk. Forest Georgia 12 8 44 at Kentucky at Cincinnati 11 14 49 Navy at Ohio State 24 18 72 Nebraska Georgia Tech 3 6 63 at N.Carolina at Florida 7 6 57 Missouri at Miami (Fla.) 8 9 50 Duke at N.C. State 6 9 53 Florida St. Memphis 17 13 64 at E. Carolina Boston College Pk 2 57 at Va. Tech Michigan St. 3 2 46 at Maryland Oklahoma 13 13 77 at Texas Tech at Texas Pk 2 58 WestVirginia at Wisconsin 30 30 50 Rutgers Notre Dame 10 9 53 at Nrthwstrn Minnesota 10 9 63 at Illinois at E. Michigan 12 13 46 Cent. Mich. at Army 6 6 42 Air Force at South Florida 9 7 59 Tulane Appalachian St. 14 15 56 at Coas.Caro. at Boise St.. 13 13 55 BYU San Diego St. 10 10 47 at New Mex. at Wyoming 14 13 39 San Jose St. at Washington St 13 10 49 California Marshall 3 3 47 at So. Miss. Georgia South. 9 7 59 at ULM Utah 6 7 56 at Arizona St. at Oregon 11 10 62 UCLA Southern Calif. 14 17 61 at Oregon St. at Washington 8 10 45 Stanford Iowa St. 14 14 46 at Kansas at Auburn 6 4 49 Texas A&M at Tennessee 22 21 47 Charlotte at Mississippi St. 20 23 48 La. Tech Oklahoma St. 8 7 68 at Baylor at UMass 2 2 72 Liberty at TCU 9 8 46 Kansas St. at Tulsa 16 17 58 UConn at Clemson 37 38 60 Louisville at Michigan 10 10 53 Penn St. at Mississippi 2 Pk 68 So.Carolina at Rice +2 1 45 UTEP at Troy 11 10 64 ULL at Arkansas St. 14 15 63 So.Alabama at UAB 20 22 43 UTSA at FIU +1 2 59 FAU Alabama 14 14 54 at LSU Fresno St. 26 26 60 at UNLV Utah St. 18 19 71 at HawaiiNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Minnesota 7 4 49 Detroit Kansas City 7 8 51 at Cleveland at Baltimore 2 3 48 Pittsburgh at Carolina 5 6 55 Tampa Bay at Miami 3 3 44 N.Y. Jets at Washington 2 1 48 Atlanta Chicago 8 10 37 at Buffalo at Denver +1 1 46 Houston at Seattle 1 1 48 L.A. Chargers L.A. Rams Pk 1 59 at New Orl. at New England 7 5 56 Green BayMondayat Dallas 3 5 40 Tennessee Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Assigned LHP Sean Gilmartin, 3B Jace Peterson, 2B Corban Joseph and RHP Gabriel Ynoa outright to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX „ Reinstated 2B Dustin Pedroia, INF Marco Hernandez and RHP Austin Maddox from the 60-day DL. Assigned INF Tony Renda and RHP Justin Haley outright. Reinstated RHP Carson Smith from the 60-day DL, who declined outright assignment and elected free agency. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Assigned C Joe Hudson outright to Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Reinstated RHP Kendall G raveman from the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Promoted Justin Hollander to assistant general manager and Leslie Manning to director of professional development and assistant director, player development.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Reinstated RHPs Darren ODay and Mike Soroka and LHPs Grant Dayton and Luiz Gohara from the 60-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS „ Claimed OF Johnny Field off waivers from Minnesota. Exercised their 2019 option on RHP Pedro Strop and RHP Brandon Kintzler exercised his 2019 option. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Traded LHP Manny Banuelos to the Chicago White Sox for INF Justin Yurchak. Signed RHP Jesen Therrien to a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS „ Reinstated OF Garrett Cooper, RHP Pablo Lopez, 3B Martin Prado and LHP Caleb Smith from the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Reinstated C Stephen Vogt from the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Traded C Raffy Lopez to Atlanta for cash. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Announced C Jhonatan Solano declined outright assignment to Fresno (PCL) and elected free agency.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed RHP Dustin Molleken.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationMEMPHIS GRIZZLIES „ Waived G Andrew Harrison.NBA G LeagueSOUTH BAY LAKERS „ Waived G Wes Van Beck.Womens NBAWNBA PLAYERS ASSOCIATION „ Announced it will opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement, effective at the end of the 2019 season.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS „ Placed LB Garret Dooley on practice squad injured reserve. Signed TE Jerome Cunningham to the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueLOS ANGELES KINGS „ Placed G Jonathan Quick on injured reserve. Recalled F Austin Wagner and D Sean Walker from Ontario (AHL) and D Austin Strand from Manchester (ECHL) to Ontario (AHL)> MINNESOTA WILD „ Signed F Colton Beck to a two-year, two-way contract. MONTREAL CANADIENS „ Assigned F Hayden Verbeek from Laval (AHL) to Maine (ECHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Loaned G Miroslav Svoboda from Milwaukee (AHL) to Atlanta (ECHL). Recalled F Tyler Moy from Atlanta (ECHL) to Milwaukee (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Assigned G Evan Fitzpatrick from San Antonio (AHL) to Tulsa (ECHL).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Recalled G Mitch Gillam from Worcester (ECHL). CHICAGO WOLVES „ Assigned D Kevin Lough to Adirondack (ECHL). HERSHEY BEARS „ Recalled G Parker Milner from South Carolina (ECHL). ROCHESTER AMERICANS „ Assigned F Myles Powell to Cincinnati (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS „ Recalled F Tony Turgeon from Manchester (ECHL). TORONTO MARLIES „ Assigned D Kristians Rubins to Newfoundland (ECHL).ECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Signed F Tyler Howe. GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS „ Released D Kyle Chatham. Claimed F Kevin Miller off waivers from Fort Wayne. INDY FUEL „ Signed F Brian Morgan. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Returned D Chris Carlisle to Grand Rapids (AHL). Loaned G Charles Williams to Ontario (AHL). TULSA OILERS „ Released G Ian Keserich. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Added G Jason San Antonio as emergency backup.COLLEGESHOFSTRA „ Named Jamie Franco assistant wrestling coach. GOLF EUROPEAN TOURTURKISH AIRLINES OPENThursdays leaders at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,159; Par: 71 (34-37)First RoundPaul Dunne, Ireland 32-32„64 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 31-34„65 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 30-35„65 Justin Rose, England 30-35„65 Lee Westwood, England 31-35„66 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 31-35„66 Martin Kaymer, Germany 33-33„66 Sam Hors“ eld, England 30-36„66 Haotong Li, China 31-35„66 Thomas Detry, Belgium 31-35„66 Ashun Wu, China 31-35„66 Matt Wallace, England 32-35„67 Jason Scrivener, Australia 33-34„67 Danny Willett, England 32-35„67 Julian Suri, United States 32-35„67 Chris Paisley, England 32-35„67 Erik van Rooyen, South Africa 33-34„67 Alexander Levy, France 31-36„67 Gavin Green, Malaysia 33-34„67 Shane Lowry, Ireland 32-36„68 Tommy Fleetwood, England 32-36„68 Tapio Pulkkanen, Finland 33-35„68 Darren Fichardt, South Africa 33-35„68 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 32-36„68 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 33-35„68 Andrea Pavan, Italy 34-34„68UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPENSite: Las Vegas Course: TPC Summerlin. Yardage: 7,255. Par: 71. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1,260,000. Television: Today-Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Patrick Cantlay. Last week: Xander Schauffele won the WGCHSBC Champions and Cameron Champ won the Sanderson Farms Championship. FedEx Cup leader: Xander Schauffele. Notes: Jordan Spieth makes his season debut by playing in a domestic fall event for the “ rst time. ... Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk returns to competition, along with “ ve players from his team in France „ Spieth, Webb Simpson, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau. ... The “ eld features three players in the Hall of Fame „ Ernie Els, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh. ... Love won the event in 1993, the year Spieth was born. He lost in a playoff in 1996 to Tiger Woods, the “ rst of 80 tour victories for Woods. ... Freddie Jacobson, who missed all of last season because of hand surgery, is playing for the “ rst time since the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson. ... Eleven of the last 16 winners in Las Vegas captured their “ rst PGA Tour title there. ... Furyk (1998-99) is the last player to win back-to-back in Las Vegas. ... J.J. Spaun is playing for the “ fth consecutive week. He is the only player not to miss a tournament since the season began Oct. 4. Next week: Mayakoba Golf Classic. Online: www.pgatour.comAUTO RACING 2 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Series, AAA Texas 500, practice, at Fort Worth, Texas 4 p.m. FS2 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, JAG Metals 350, qualifying, at Fort Worth, Texas 7 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Series, AAA Texas 500, qualifying, at Fort Worth, Texas 8:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, JAG Metals 350, at Fort Worth, Texas COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. SEC „ Exhibition, Indiana (Pa.) at Kentucky COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPNU „ Penn at Cornell 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Pittsburgh at Virginia 8 p.m. CBSSN „ W. Kentucky at Middle Tennessee 10:30 p.m. FS1 „ Colorado at Arizona GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA, Turkish Airlines Open, second round, at Antalya, Turkey 4:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, second round, at Las Vegas 11:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, TOTO Japan Classic, second round, at Shiga, Japan GYMNASTICS 10 p.m. NBCSN „ FIG World Championships, Apparatus “ nals, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 3 p.m. NBCSN „ 2018 Breeders Cup (Juvenile Fillies Turf, Juvenile Turf Sprint, Juvenile Fillies, Juvenile Turf and Juvenile), at Louisville, Ky. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FS-Florida „ L.A. Clippers at Orlando 8 p.m. ESPN „ Oklahoma City at Washington 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ Minnesota at Golden StateBy Janie McCauleyAssociated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed StretchŽ for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80.The San Francisco Giants announced McCoveys death, saying the fearsome hitter passed peacefullyŽ on Wednes-day afternoon after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.ŽA first baseman and left fielder, McCovey was a .270 career hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs in 22 major league sea-sons, 19 of them with the Giants. He also played for the Athletics and Padres.McCovey made his major league debut at 21 on July 30, 1959, and played alongside the other Willie „ Hall of Famer Willie Mays „ into the 1972 season before Mays was traded to the New York Mets.McCovey batted .354 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs on the way to winning the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year award. The six-time All-Star also won the 1969 NL MVP and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 after his first time on the ballot.You knew right away he wasnt an ordinary ballplayer,Ž Hall of Famer Hank Aaron said, courtesy of the Hall of Fame. He was so strong, and he had the gift of knowing the strike zone. Theres no telling how many home runs he would have hit if those knees werent bothering him all the time and if he played in a park other than Candlestick.ŽMcCovey had been getting around in a wheelchair in recent years because he could no longer rely on his once-dependable legs, yet was still regularly seen at the ballpark in his private suite. McCovey had attended games at AT&T Park as recently as the season finale.I love him so much. Its a very sad day for me. We were very close,Ž Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said in a telephone interview. Willie McCovey was not only a great ballplayer but a great teammate. He didnt have any fear. He never complained.I remember one time in 1960 they sent him down to the minor leagues after being Rookie of the Year the year before. He didnt complain. He was very polite, he was very quiet. He was a great man, a great friend. Im going to miss him so much. He didnt say a bad word about anybody.ŽGiants Hall of Famer McCovey dies at 80McCovey

PAGE 13 | Friday, November 2, 2018 B3 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 10STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. Lecanto at Tavares East Ridge at South Lake First Academy at The Villages Gateway at Mount Dora Missouri at Florida FSU at N.C. State Alabama at LSU Tampa Bay at Carolina N.Y. Jets at Miami Chargers at Seattle Last Week Overall Tavares South Lake Villages Gateway Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 10-0 63-27 Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial ReporterTavares South Lake FA Gateway Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 9-1 56-34 Paul Jenkins Sports EditorTavares South Lake FA Gateway Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 10-0 52-38 Frank Jolley Sports WriterTavares South Lake Villages Mount Dora Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Chargers 9-1 58-32 Tom McNiff Executive EditorTavares South Lake FA Gateway Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 10-0 57-33 Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial PublisherTavares South Lake Villages Gateway Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 8-2 49-41 Whitney Lehnecker Digital EditorTavares South Lake Villages Mount Dora Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 10-0 59-31 Goose Debonair DogTavares South Lake FA Mount Dora Florida N.C. State Alabama Carolina Miami Seattle 8-2 56-34 Paul Nikolai Circulation DirectorTavares South Lake Villages Mount Dora Florida N.C. State LSU Carolina Miami Seattle 6-4 56-34Rusty Jacobs Operations Director Lecanto South Lake Villages Mount Dora Florida FSU Alabama Tampa Bay Jets Seattle 7-3 48-42Payne Ray Daily Commercial Reporter OUT-OF-DOOR (6-3) at MOUNT DORA CHRISTIAN (6-3)7 p.m.Mount Dora Christian Academy started the playoffs the same way it finished the regular season „ by blowing out an opponent. The Bull-dogs made short work of Inlet Grove in the first round of the Sunshine State Athletic Con-ference playoffs last week, taking a 49-0 lead by halftime on the way to a 49-6 win.It was the Bulldogs sixth straight win and during that streak, MDCA has outscored its opponents 303-42.Things are even falling the Bulldogs way in other areas. MDCA is seeded third in the Coral League half of the SSAC playoff bracket and could have been facing a long road trip this week. But seventh-seeded Out-of-Door Academy pulled off a 27-14 upset of second-seeded Jupiter Christian last week, meaning the Thunder will travel from Sarasota to play at MDCA.The two teams have one common opponent with both teams beating Santa Fe Cath-olic. MDCA won 44-16 and Out-of-Door won 33-0.Mount Dora Christian was so dominant on the ground last week that the Bulldogs did not have to attempt a single pass. Junior running back Tyler Allen led the way with 179 yards and four touch-downs on 10 carries, all in the first half. Jesiah Pierre and Patrick Horan added first-half rushing scores.The winner of this game plays against the winner of top-seeded St. Stephens and fourth-seeded Shorecrest Prep for the Coral League championship. That winner meets the Coastal League champion for the SSAC title. LEESBURG (1-8) at LAKE MINNEOLA (4-5)7 p.m.Last week, Leesburg lost to Ocala Lake Weir 47-21. Lake Minneola lost to Ocoee 26-14.Last year, Lake Minneola beat Leesburg 55-47. This is the season finale for both teams. It is the eighth meeting between the teams, a series that began in 2011, the year Lake Minneola opened its doors. Leesburg owns a 5-2 lead in the series, with Lake Minneolas only wins coming in 2017 and 2014, when the Hawks picked up a 49-13 win.The two head coaches, Lake Minneolas Walter Banks and Leesburgs Mark Oates, are longtime friends who first established their personal rivalry when Banks was the girls basketball coach at South Lake and Oates was his coun-terpart at Leesburg. Both coaches are looking to end the season on a high note and a win would go a long way toward providing that positive springboard into next season.Lake Minneola has one of the areas top dual-threat quarterbacks in junior Devon Cole. The Hawks also have running back Chase Meinhart, a blue-collar runner, who does most of work between the tackles.Meinhart has surpassed 1,000 yards on the ground with one game to play and Cole sits at 964 yards and is likely to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark against the Yellow Jackets.Leesburg has struggled offensively all season. Senior AJ Graham has been the leader of the Yellow Jackets young offense all season, passing for more than 750 yards.A win for either team would snap a three-game losing streak.Lake Minneola hasnt won since beating East Ridge 40-36 on Sept. 28.Leesburgs only win this season was an 18-8 decision against Tavares on Oct. 5. UMATILLA (0-9) at EUSTIS (4-5)7 p.m.Last week, Eustis lost to Orlando Bishop Moore 48-7. Umatilla was off.Last year, Eustis topped Umatilla 48-12.This game will wrap up the season for both teams. It is a rivalry game, pitting schools about 10 miles apart and many players from both teams who have grown up playing with and against each other.Umatillas last win against Eustis came in 2015, when the Bulldogs topped the Panthers 16-12 in a 4-6 season. Eustis was 2-8 in 2015.Eustis has lost three straight since blanking Poinciana 35-0 on Sept. 28. In that span, which included games against Orlando Jones and Bishop Moore „ the top two teams in Class 5A-District 13 „ Eustis has been outscored 144-21.Umatillas young team has struggled all season. The Bull-dogs have given up at least 37 points in all but one game this season, a 23-6 loss to Interlachen, and have scored just 59 points in nine games.Since beating First Academy of Leesburg 55-7 in last years season-opener, Umatilla has lost 17 straight games and 27 of its last 28 games, dating back to the 2016 season.In its last two games, Eustis has gained less than 250 yards of total offense. Against Bishop Moore, running back Rashon Scott ran for 17 yards on 10 carries, and the Panthers were 3 of 11 passing for 40 yards.Scott still leads all area run-ning back with 1,402 yards rushing and freshman quarterback Blayne Romano has completed 25 of 61 passes for 401 yards. Jemarious Maple leads the receiving corps with 15 catches and three touchdowns. LECANTO (2-7) at TAVARES (3-6)7 p.m.Last week, Tavares lost to Orlando Jones 60-0. Lecanto lost to Brooksville Nature Coast Tech 36-0.Last year, Tavares beat Lecanto 48-12.Tavares wasnt able to get anything going last week against Jones, but most teams have said that this season after playing the Tigers. Jones has not allowed a point since beating Winter Garden West Orange 41-31 on Oct. 5 and now has recorded four con-secutive shutouts.Bulldogs interim head coach Gavin Jones said one positive that came out of last weeks game was that he was able to give a lot of young players an opportunity to play against a quality opponent. He is hoping those players will get the same opportunity against Lecanto. Tavares goes into the game with a 32.67 playoff ranking „ .55 points behind Eustis in 13th place in the Class 5A-Region 4 standings. A victory against Lecanto, coupled with a Eustis loss, could vault the Bulldogs past Eustis when the final standings are released on Sunday.It would be well short of a playoff berth, but would pro-vide bragging rights heading into the offseason.Lecanto has lost four straight games, including the last two by shutouts. The Panthers last win came on Oct. 1 against Brooksville Central.Statistically, Tavares would look to have an edge against Lecanto.The Bulldogs are averaging 15.8 points per game, while allowing 31.4. Lecanto, on the other hand, is scoring just 10.4 points and giving up 40.3 points per game. GATEWAY (4-5) at MOUNT DORA (5-4)7 p.m.Mount Dora looks for a positive finish to an upand-down season as the Hurricanes go for their third straight win in the regular season finale. Mount Dora is coming off a 42-8 win over Lakeland Tenoroc last week.Kissimmee Gateway is a Class 8A program and comes into the game on a three-game losing streak. The Panthers fell to Titusville Astronaut 34-28 last week.Mount Dora is led on offense by Isayah Hatter, who has rushed for 1,250 yards and 19 touchdowns while averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Hatter ran for 152 yards and two scores last week against Tenoroc.Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Schwartz has thrown for 1,533 yards and 15 touchdowns with only two interceptions while completing 61 percent of his passes. Roman Newkirk has been his top target with 31 catches for 600 yards and eight touchdowns. Austin Berg has 27 catches for 473 yards and eight touchdowns.Gateway relies mainly on its running game and the Panthers average 264 yards per game on the ground. Junior Philip Bangura has 1,164 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 7.3 yards per carry. Gateways ground attack also gets solid produc-tion from Maurice Adams III (628 yards and four touchdowns) and Tyler Tyrell (535 yards and seven touchdowns).Adams, the Panthers quar-terback, has thrown for 456 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions. EAST RIDGE (3-6) at SOUTH LAKE (5-4)7 p.m.The final game of the regu-lar season brings plenty at stake for South Lake while East Ridge looks to play spoiler against a big rival.Although the Eagles currently hold a playoff spot, they have four teams within a point of them in the playoff standings. South Lake had a three-game winning streak snapped last week in a 63-17 loss to Gainesville.East Ridge, on the other hand, sits in 17th place in the Class 7A-Region 1 rankings. But the Knights will be look-ing to build momentum going into the offseason with its fourth win in five games after starting the season with five straight losses.South Lake is led by senior quarterback Baylee Heuser, who has thrown for 1,796 yards and 12 touchdowns while completing 62 percent of his passes. Senior receiver Joey Pendarvis has 61 receptions for 994 yards and five touchdowns. In the running game, South Lake will be counting on senior Zach Martin (475 yards and six touchdowns on 84 carries) and senior Mike Nafield (270 yards on 29 carries).East Ridge is coming off a 33-10 win over Winter Park Lake Howell. In that win the Knights put the game away with a big third quarter, out-scoring Lake Howell 20-0.As he has been all season, junior running back Kyeandre Magloire was a standout for East Ridge, rushing for 115 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Magloire needs just 32 yards against South Lake to reach 1,000 yards for the season and goes into the game with 14 touchdowns while averaging 6.6 yards per carry. ORLANDO FIRST ACADEMY (8-0) at THE VILLAGES (9-0)7 p.m.Last week, The Villages outlasted Wildwood 42-34. First Academy beat Orlando Lake Highland Prep 49-20.Last year, First Academy beat the Buffalo 49-30.Both teams are thought to be locks for the playoffs. First Academy is second in Class 3A-Region 2 with a 39.50 playoff ranking and The Villages are fourth in Class 4A-Region 2 with a 37.89 ranking.The Buffalo should by able to solidify their playoff posi-tion simply by showing up to play the Eagles. Because First Academy is a category 1 team, The Villages will earn at least 38 points. A win would be worth 53 points and could lift the Buffalo into the third place in the regional rankings.South Sumter, which is fifth in the region, likely will not be able to leap past The Villages because the Raiders have already completed their regular season.In last weeks win against Wildwood, Buffalo quarterback Mac Harris ran for 124 yards and passed for 86. He had three rushing touchdowns and one through the air.Harris has run for 857 yards and 17 touchdowns, while throwing for nearly 800 yards and seven scores.Running back Corey Gold-wire also surpassed the century mark for The Villages, rushing for 127 yards on 15 carries.For First Academy, senior quarterback Matthew Edwards leads a groundbased attack. Edwards has passed for 839 yards with nine touchdowns and just one interception.Senior running back Roulous Frazier III has gained a team-high 855 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. Owen Pifer had 519 yards and eight scores.All told, First Academys powerful ground game has accounted for 33 touchdowns.Next week, the Buffalo will likely host a regional quarter-final game at The Range. The final playoff rankings and first round matchups will be announced on Sunday by the Florida High School Athletic Association.Based on the regular-season rankings released on Tuesday, the Buffalo would host South Sumter.PREVIEW CAPSULES FOR TONIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMESMount Dora Christian Academys Jesiah Pierre (9) leads the Bulldogs into the second round of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Friday, November 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comHeupel fits that speed just fine. Before he arrived in Orlando in January for his first head-coaching gig, he spent two years supercharging a Missouri offense under Barry Odom: The Tigers finished No. 124 in the country with 280.9 yards per game in 2015 before jumping to No. 7 in the country with 511.5 yards per game last season. In three years he has risen from coordinator at Utah State to, at age 40, head coach of the team with the longest active winning streak in FBS, at 21 games.Still, the road wasnt without a speed bump. And as fast-paced as Heupel is, he has recognized moments that require taking things slow. €€€Slow isnt normally how Heupel operates. As a college quarterback, he transferred from junior college to Bob Stoops Oklahoma and in his second season with the Sooners led them to a 13-0 season and the 2000 national championship. As a coach, he worked with the quarterbacks at Okla-homa for four years, tutoring Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford and Landry Jones along the way. He was the co-offensive coordinator at 32.Then the Sooners went 8-5 in 2014 and lost their bowl game against Clemson, 40-6. Heu-pels former coach „ the man who gave him his first coaching job „ fired him, derailing Heu-pels fast track.We picked up and „ Im a guy that pushes forward pretty quickly, you know?Ž Heupel said.Stoops didnt leave Heupel much time to ponder. By the time he was fired in January 2015 there were only three coordinator jobs open in the country. He took the spot at Utah State because he had a few ties in the area from junior college and respected coach Matt Wells greatly after having played with his brother at Okla-homa. Heupel spent a season there before heading back up the ladder, to Missouri.He still doesnt love talking about Oklahoma.So going back to your alma mater „ awesome, right? Great opportunity, got to work with some really good coaches, some great athletes, still got a ton of great memories from Oklahoma, a lot from my playing days, some of my best friends are guys that I played with and that type of thing,Ž Heupel said, rapid-fire.At the same time, Ive said this before: The best thing that happened to me was get-ting away from that place, too. I had really been under one tree, and some of the things that as a head coach I wanted to do or had thought about, if I wasnt outside of that tree, I dont know if I would have implemented.ŽHeupel spent nine years „ more than half of his coaching career „ at Oklahoma, but said he grew the most in his three years away. From Wells he learned about the meticulous organization it takes to run a program. From Odom, at Missouri, he learned how important it is to take the time to pour energy into coach-player relationships.Those relationships are what he talked about most in his job interview with UCF Athletic Director Danny White.That ticked off one of Whites boxes. The other, after meeting with eight team representatives, was that who-ever the new coach was had to be comfortable with going fast on offense.He just really excelled in the interview compared to other candidates,Ž White said of Heupel. The way he talked about connecting with kids . we want coaches that have walked the walk and can give them some perspective, and Josh certainly has, he was runner-up for the Heisman. Hes been through the same things theyre going through. I think that for todays student athlete, thats critically important.Ž €€€Heupel not only nailed White and the teams two main requirements in a head coach, he brought along a third factor as well.Asked about the pressure of living up to Frost and that 13-0 season as a first-year head coach, Heupel shrugged, then apologized. Not everyone understands what the experience of operating at the upper-tier of college football at Mach 5 does to a person.As a player, I played at a program that won a national championship in their second year under a head coach that flipped a program quickly,Ž Heupel said. I coached in a program where youre expected to win every ballgame, I mean, its just „ its just everyday life.ŽHeupel knew he was walking into a group of veteran play-ers who would do well enough without much interference. But he had worked under a big logo before, and at UCF, he wanted to build his own foundation.He started by getting to know the players. From January up until spring ball, coaches had breakfast and lunch with the team. Those coaches whose families hadnt yet moved out ate dinner with their players, too.Heupel has made UCF his bit by bit. The differences have mainly been small but mean-ingful, players said, and Heupel is willing to compromise on everything from the nutrition center to play calls. The Knights use most of the same terminol-ogy they did under Frost, at the players request.Hes a really good commu-nicator as far as getting stuff across and letting us know what he wants. Its easier to get guys to move in small increments. I think thats why were where we are now, because if you come in and try to change everything about this program, youre starting completely over.ŽThe players got to know their new coach and his staff gradually, at regular position player dinners at coaches homes. The get-togethers are a new practice Heupel imple-mented that didnt take place under Frost. They seemed the most natural way to get to know his new team, and there have been four or five so far this year.Heupel made sure they werent all during spring ball or training camp, but rather pur-posefully spaced. He believes building relationships, like building his program, takes the proper time. UCFFrom Page B1Keep in mind that with the new playoff ranking system, even teams that have already wrapped up their regular seasons, like Wildwood and South Sumter, can move in and out of postseason contention based on the success or failure of opponents they played during the season.Thats why nothing is set in stone until 11 a.m. Sunday, when the FHSAA reveals opening round playoff pairings in each of the eight classifications live on WRDQ „ TV 27. The program can also be viewed at,, and the wftv news app. Class 1AIn Region 4, Wildwood overcame a sluggish start to the season and finished with a 5-5 record. Last week, the Wildcats lost to The Villages 42-35, but got enough of a boost from playing an unbeaten team „ the Buffalo improved to 9-0 with the win „ that they moved into sixth place in the rankings.Should the rankings hold, Wildwood would hit the road and play Crescent City on Nov. 9 in a regional quarter-final contest.The Wildcats cling to a .52-point advantage over seventh-place Williston, which plays Chiefland on Friday. If Williston were to upset Chiefland, an 8-1 team, the Red Devils would earn 53 points „ 50 points for beating a Category 1 team, plus three bonus points because Chiefland was a playoff team during the previous schedul-ing cycle „ they could climb over Wildwood and into the postseason.Wildwoods only hope of holding onto a playoff spot is for the teams on its schedule to win.Playoff chances: A bit diceyClass 4AIn Region 2, The Villages are in fourth place, with South Sumter in fifth and Mount Dora on the outside in eighth. The Buffalo will help them-selves simply by showing up to play Orlando First Academy at The Range. First Academy is a Category 1 team with an 8-0 record and a playoff regular, which is worth three points.Even if The Villages lose to the Eagles, it would earn 38 points, almost assuredly more than enough to remain in the playoff field. A win, however, could lift the Buffalo into third place in the region, which would pit them against the sixth seed ƒ currently Dunnellon.As things stand now, The Villages would host South Sumter in an opening round game.However, the Raiders have completed their regular season and are in a situation similar to Wildwood. South Sumter has a 37.40 playoff ranking „ .07 points ahead of Dunnellon, which wraps up its regular season at Baker County. South Sumter is only .49 points behind The Villages, although its chances of supplanting the Buffalo in fourth place is slim because of the First Academy factor.ŽSeventh place Keystone Heights (34.22 playoff ranking) has only an outside chance of climbing into sixth place. Mount Dora, with a 32.44 ranking, has the slimmest chance of tasting the postseason.Playoff chances: The Villages „ rock solid; South Sumter „ likely; Mount Dora „ on life supportClass 6ASouth Lake (5-4 record), in sixth place in Region 2 with a 37.78 ranking, might be in a must-win situation in its regular-season finale against East Ridge to remain in the playoff hunt.Especially if seventh place Sebring (37.75) and eighth place Tampa Chamberlain (37.67) manage to win on Friday.South Lakes situation is unique in that it has played a schedule that features a number of playoff-potential teams. It is also a member of District 5, which could send as many as four teams into the playoffs.In other words, while a loss to the Knights would inflict damage on their playoff hopes, a solid final night by opponents they have played over the course of the season might be enough to keep the Eagles in the postseason field.A win against East Ridge and a solid week by past opponents likely will be enough to keep South Lake in the postseason dance.Playoff chances: stay tuned PLAYOFFSFrom Page B1Depth has been a criti-cal piece of Florida States success in recent years and that will be crucial again with Cofer out. The Semi-noles played portions of last season without center Christ Koumadje (11 games) and guard P.J. Savoy (eight games), and they will need to adjust again without Cofer. There is reason for opti-mism as the Seminoles can lean on veterans like guards Terance Mann, Trent Forrest and P.J. Savoy, Koumadje and sophomore forwards Mfiondu Kabengele and Wyatt Wilkes.Each player has a defined role. Mann is the glue guyŽ or leader. Forrest takes over as the starting point guard. Savoy is the 3-point specialist off the bench. Koumadje, at 7-foot-4, blocks or alters shots. Kabengele is a ver-satile stretch forward who can play multiple positions. Wilkes has refined his jump shot. Sophomore guard M.J. Walker has figured it out,Ž Hamilton said, after an up-and-down freshman season.The Seminoles could be one of the longshots to watch in the ACC. Even without Cofer in the early portion of the season, Hamilton feels that the Seminoles win games by committee.Right now if I had to pick a starting lineup, Id say I have a starting eight, but Im going to have a starting nine or 10,Ž Ham-ilton said. We feel like the strength of our team is in our numbers.ŽSome other things to watch this season: RISING STARKabengele hardly looks like the raw prospect who had to redshirt in 201617 as he began to reshape his body. The 6-foot10 Kabengele dropped 19 pounds and made the most of his 14 minutes per game in 2017-18, contrib-uting 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.The nephew of former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has been finetuning his ball handling and 3-point shot, viewing himself as a valuable piece of the Seminoles season.My goal is to be the leading rebounder on this team,Ž Kabengele said. Be a rebounder, be a post scorer, be a great screener. Because when I set good screens I get open.Ž WALKER TAKING STEP FORWARDM.J. Walker had bright spots but also low points in an inconsistent freshman season. The 6-5 Walker dropped 24 points in a road win over Virginia Tech but also frequently saw his 3-point shot miss the mark.Walker has shown signs of going from a contributor off the bench to a potential starter.I have been unbelievably pleased with the progress hes made from his fresh-man year to his sophomore year,Ž Hamilton said. Hes a great youngster who gave us a tremendous lift offensively last year, but he was trying to figure it out, and I think hes figured it out. His defense has been outstanding. Hes playing with an extreme amount of confidence.Ž NICHOLS COULD DROP DIMESFlorida State has only had two graduate transfers in mens basketball. David Nichols, who played three seasons at Albany, is the first since Jeff Peterson joined the Seminoles in 2011-12.Nichols, a 6-1 guard, accumulated 1,092 points in his sophomore and junior seasons at Albany. He also averaged 3.5 assists in 2017-18. Nichols could be a sixth man off the bench or play in a three-guard lineup. FSUFrom Page B1The late-season stretch will go a long way toward determin-ing which bowl game Mullens team lands. It also will establish how many stadiumsŽ players will have to run after the season.Them stadiums aint no joke,Ž running back Lamical Perine said. We probably know every step in that stadium. Weve ran every step actually.ŽMullen made winning at home a point of emphasis when he took over last November, partly because the Gators lost three of their final four in the Swamp in 2017. He retroactively punished players for something that happened under the previ-ous regime, mostly so they knew what to expect moving forward.Now, it serves as motivation „ especially after last Satur-days 36-17 setback to Georgia eliminated Florida from SEC East contention.To win in the SEC, you got to win at home,Ž Mullen said. Youre not going to find many teams that win the SEC cham-pionship with home losses. It happens. Home-field advantage is so critical. You have to win at home.ŽFailing to do so results in an agonizing workout through the 90,000-seat stadium. It includes running up and down each aisle of stadium steps. Most of them have 90 rows and 180 steps to the top, the equiva-lent of a 14-story building.Theres a certain expecta-tion when you step on that field or when youre in the stadium of what its supposed to be like,Ž Mullen said. Thats why weve always done it. Kind of a reminder.Ž Mullen said he started having players run stadiums after his first year (2009) at Mississippi State. It was his own creation, not something he borrowed from his former boss, Urban Meyer, or anyone else. He also has added twists if theres more than one home loss, like having the Gators hold a rope while scaling the steps earlier this year.Year 1, we had a couple losses at home at Mississippi State. But after that, we were pretty good,Ž Mullen said. I think it must have sunk in, you know? Ive done it before where weve had the game playing on the jumbotron, so youre running the stands with the TV copy of the game playing on the jumbotron.In the back of your head, This is our stadium. We cant let that happen. Weve got to perform at a certain level. Weve done all different things with it.ŽThe Gators have three chances to stave off more stadiums, beginning with a homecoming game against the Tigers.Campbell knows what will run through his mind before and during the game.Every time weve got a home game, Im not running stadiums,Ž Campbell said. Coach Mullen and his staff have brought a lot of discipline to this program. Their whole side of the Gator Standard has changed the whole program around, what it is or what it means to be Gator and everything around it. So them stadiums actually help in a way.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1 Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton speaks to the media during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference media day on Oct. 24 in Charlotte, N.C. [AP PHOTO/CHUCK BURTON]

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PAGE 21 | Friday, November 2, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: I own a 2014 Altima SV and the low beam headlights are increasingly dim. My husband replaced the bulbs, but there was no change. Upon further inspection, it appears to us that the magnifier lens is cloudy. Ive resorted to using high beams when driving at night. This is obviously a safety issue. I did some online searches and found that other Altima owners are experiencing the same problem. I had a case with Nissan North America, but they just refer me back to the local dealerships. The two dealerships Ive contacted said they couldnt find any problem. Neither bothered to drive the car at night; instead, they offered to replace the bulbs for a cost of approximately $150! Can you offer any assistance? „Nancy M. A: This is a common beef with 20132015 Altima owners! Apparently the projector units within the headlamp housings do a lousy job that gets worse with time to the point of being a safety complaint. Projector headlamps use a combination of optical tricks and a lens to more accurately focus either conventional halogen, LED or HID illumination than larger oldschool reflector type headlamp housings. At least, in theory they do. I believe you have two options. The first is to turn up the heat with fellow Altima owners via various car complaint websites, connect with a law firm investigating a related class action lawsuit, and file a safety complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hopefully Nissan will step up and do the right thing! Option two is take a $200 to $300 gamble with a pair of aftermarket headlamp projector housings or retro-fit projectors. One projector brand that looks promising is Morimoto, sold through The Retrofit Source.Ž Q: I am experiencing a problem with my 2002 Chevy Avalanche (5.3 liter engine). The oil pressure gauge recently began sticking at 40 psi when I turn the engine off. If I restart the engine, it then goes to 0 psi and then to its normal range of 40 to 60 psi depending on engine rpm. I took it to the local Chevy dealer and they replaced the oil pressure sensor, but this did not help. Then the dealer then replaced the instrument cluster. This also did not help „ the oil pressure still did not return to 0 psi. They finally opened up a tac case for assistance. The results of the tac case was that this is a rare UNDER THE HOODAltima headlamps have a familiar problem Auto review: BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe gets a redesign for its second generationBy Emma Jayne WilliamsTribune News ServiceThe BMW X4 Sports Activ-ity Coupe, launched in 2014, is all new for its second generation for 2019, with sportier proportions, a wider track, lower center of gravity, improved aerodynamics, and updated suspension settings.The X4 commands attention with a coupe-like roofline, athletic curves, and compelling color choices.A new panoramic two-panel moon roof lets in more light and air, with a power shade to reduce glare as needed.The X4 now has threezone climate control and a segment-leading 75 percent larger multicolor head-up display. Standard Naviga-tion Professional has a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen dis-play, iDrive Touch Controller on the center console, and cloud-powered intelligent voice control, real-time traf-fic, and parking information. Navigation directions and other driver-related information are displayed on the HUD just below the drivers field of vision.X4 has standard Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning, Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection, and Speed Limit Information.The standard Active Protection preand post-crash safety system identifies criti-cal situations and acts before, during, and after an incident.Two models are available: xDrive 30i, starting at $50,450; and M40i, from $60,450. Both have standalone design features and model-specific 19-inch light-alloy wheels. Colors, wheels, and interior trims vary depending on the trim chosen.A 248-horsepower 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine powers the xDrive 30i, while a 3.0-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine powers the M40i, both paired with an eight-speed Sport Steptronic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters, and Launch Control function.BMWs xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is standard, as well as Driving Dynamics Control with Sport, Com-fort, Eco Pro, and Sport Plus modes.XDrive permanent allwheel drive is lighter and more efficient, with precise electronic control of the rear-biased ‡ system changing when road surface or driving conditions change, enhanc-ing traction over loose terrain for tremendous off-road capabilities.The Dynamic Stability Control system with Antilock Braking, Brake Drying, Dynamic Traction Control, Automatic Differential Brake, Cornering Brake Con-trol, Dynamic Brake Control, Brake Standby, Brake Fade Compensation, Start-Off Assistant and Hill Descent Control enhances the sporty, sure footed handling of the X4. DSC maximizes traction to all wheels, detects overand under-steering, and maintains control even in adverse conditions or on tough surfaces.Performance Control torque vectoring works with DSC, varying drive torque to the rear wheels according to the situation at hand to help eliminate underand over-steer and increase directional stability.My xDrive 30i was an xLine sub-trim with special front and rear underguard elements and rocker panels in Glacier Silver metallic that accentu-ated the vehicles off-road appearance, and window sur-rounds and styling accents in satin aluminum. The M Sport sub-trim starts at $53,170, with exclusive packages, fewer exterior colors, and changes in the interior.The Dark Graphite Metallic exterior ($550) of my X4 was one of nine available. Alpine White and Jet Black are stan-dard, while Black Sapphire Metallic (blue/black), Dark Olive Metallic (black/green), Flamenco Red Metallic, Gla-cier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, and Phytonic Blue (deep royal) add $550.XDrive 30i offers eight Athletic curves and compelling color choices Brad BergholdtThe new BMW X4 xDrive for 2019 comes with a variety of standard and available comfort and convenience features and safety technology. [BMW AG] By Robert DufferTribune News ServiceLife moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Acura seems to have channeled Ferris Buel-lers sage advice in refreshing its best-selling MDX a year before its due for a redesign: The three-row crossover seg-ment moves pretty fast, and Acura wants consumers to look at the MDX yet again.For the first time in three generations, Acuras flagship SUV gets a sport element to its luxury utility with the A Spec trim level. A Spec blacks out the usual chrome trim, uses a buffer lower fascia, features a sleeker rear spoiler, blows up the exhaust tips into canonlike cylinders and replaces 18-inch wheels with wider 20-inchers.None of it makes the 290-horsepower V-6 engine any quicker, but the cosmetic packaging makes this notminivan look all the less like a minivan substitute. It also lets Acura charge an extra $3,500.Functionally, the nine-speed transmission has been smoothed out so it starts in second gear unless its in sport mode or towing situations. It wont shift as early, so it feels more familiarly like a six-speed. The SuperHandling All-Wheel-Drive system uses torque vectoring to send up to 70 percent of the 267 pound-feet of torque to the rear axle, where it is then distributed up to 100 percent to either rear wheel. Torque vectoring in this case means that if one rear wheel slips or is stuck in snow, the system shifts power to the grounded wheel for maximum grip. It is no performance component, but it is a nice assurance, unless youre trying to hit the apex at the intersection of your fantasy and your reality.Standard on the MDX is Acurawatch, which includes adaptive cruise and other advanced driver assistance systems. Its a deal, especially since the upmarket luxury marques option all the tech all the time. Adaptive cruise goes down to a stop, then the driver taps the accelerator to resume it. The gap between the lead car and the MDX is large, even in the shortest setting, and the automatic braking is smooth for the most part. The acceleration can be slow and uneven, possibly provoking certain gestures from trailing drivers. The lane keep system centers the MDX in the lane after a gentle pinball as it reads the lane lines. Its easy to use and assuringly comfortable and convenient.The multimedia controls take getting used to, as in any car with two screens. The top embedded display screen is for navigation, phone and vehicle info. Toggle through those options with buttons below the small lower touch screen, then use a control-ler dial on the center stack to go through the menus and to conveniently zoom in or out on the map.The lower touch screen, which is equally small and narrow, is for audio and climate. Its not as refined and unified as the redesigned RDX, but we got the hang of it after a few drives. Third-row seats each use a handle in the center of the seat back to lower or raise it. It requires quite a lean to get them back up. Straps would be less of a reach, or latches in the side of the cargo area. The handles do flip the headrests, though, which is good.Getting in and out of the third row couldnt be easier: from the third row, push a button on the top of the middle seat and the seat back folds and slides forward. Same thing with the button on the side of the seat when getting in. Kids of just about any age can do it themselves. Now to just get them to buckle. Third row is cramped and narrow but much larger than Lexus RX 350L.A Spec trim in the 2019 Acura MDX is sharp in the way of superficial things, but the technology package and SH-AWD that comes with A Spec are more important. But Ferris might not think it is so choice. The overall package is solid, and the cosmetic flour-ishes give it a little something.Acura MDX looks sporty acts like a crossover2019 Acura MDX gets refreshed with A Spec trim to give the bestselling three-row crossover a more sporting appearance. [ROBERT DUFFER/TNS] 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec at a glance Vehicle class: Luxury three-row crossover Base price: $54,800 As tested: $55,200 (excluding $995 destination) Mpg: 19 city, 25 highway, 21 combined Engine: 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6 Transmission: Nine-speed automatic Competitive rank: Acura MDX, Volvo XC90, In“ niti QX60, Lexus RX 350L2019 Acura MDX See ALTIMA, C2 See BMW, C2


C2 Friday, November 2, 2018 | ByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $20,390 Priceastested: $29,625 Thisweek,weredriving the2019MazdaCX-3,apopularcompactSUVcoming offacompleteredesignjust twoyearsago.TheCX-3is anotherMazdavehiclethat toutsitseverythingmust workinunisonŽideology, (calledSkyactiv),anddoesso inanaggressiveprintandTV marketingcampaign. AsforthislittleSUV, Mazdaengineerstookthe popularcompactMazda3 sedan,didsomeSUVspecificupgrades,andended upwithaCX-3thatdeliverssomeoftheattributesof itslargerMazdaCX-5ina smallerpackage. BuiltinHofu,Japan,CX-3 startsatjust$20,390forthe frontdriveSportmodelor just$21,790foranall-wheel drive(AWD).Thus,thereality ofparkinganew2019CX-3 inyourdrivewaybecomes areality.Ourtesterarrived intopclassGrandTouring trimwithMazdasheralded i-ACTIVAWDunderpinnings atabaseof$27,145. ThefullyautomaticAWD systemconstantlymonitors roadconditionsandisready toaddorsubtractpower toanyofthefourwheels whentheCX-34x4computerdeterminesawheelis losingtraction.ConsideringtheAWDsystemcosts only$1,400moreonthe threeCX-3models,(Sport, TouringandGrandTouring) thisoptionshouldbeamajor considerationregardlessof yourgeographicallocation asyouneverknowwhen MotherNaturewillthrow inclementweatheryourway oryoumightwanttoenjoya morningrunninginthesand atDaytonaBeach. Outwardly,MazdaCX-3 iseasilyrecognizedasa Mazdafamilymemberand bearslikenesstothemidsize CX-5andevenlargerCX-9. However,intruecompact form,theCX-3ridesona 5.2-inchshorterwheelbase thanCX-5,whichmakescity drivingandparkingasnap. Althoughroadirregularities areabitmorepronounced, thislittleMazdahandles verywellonthecountry roadsandofferssecurehandlingandcorneringabilities. Overall,MazdaCX-3 deliverseverythingthe companylearnsinitstop professionalendurancePrototypeclassesofroadracing rightondowntothehundredsofMazdaMiataSCCA clubcarsthatraceevery weekend.Asanexample, whenyouselectCX-3s SportdrivingmodeŽbutton onthesixspeedautomatic transmission(withpaddle shifters),youllenjoya moreresponsiveCX-3 withcomputercontrolled downshiftingwhenbraking from60mphtoenhanced RPMrangesformoretorque andacceleration.Features likethisusuallydontcome inacompactSUV,butthen again,neitherdoCX-3s highqualityandstandard YokohamaAvid18-inchtires onlightweightgunmetalŽ alloywheels. EveryMazdaCX-3relies ona2.0-literfuelinjected fourcylinderthatboastsa high13-1compressionratio forextrapep.Developing just148horsesand146lb. ft.oftorque,youllstillbe impressedastheCX-3acceleratesto60mphinabitover eightseconds.Thisallcomes thankstoCX-3slessthan 3,000-poundcurbweight anduseoflighteryetstronger sporttunedsuspensionand enginecomponents.Notable istheG-Vectorcontrol, frontstrutindependentand areartorsionbeamsetupall ofwhichassistsinthefine handlingcharacteristics. Inside,CX-3isquite roomyforacompactSUV, althoughrearseatlegroom isabittightwhilecargo roomwiththebackseatupis acceptablebutnotspacious. Still,thebackseatisroomy enoughforsmalleradults. Overall,thecabinis welldoneandseatingis comfortable. „GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNowand GateHouseMedia.Contacthimatgreg@gregzyla. comorat303Roosevelt St.,Sayre,PA18840.TestDrive:2019MazdaCX32019MazdaCX-3[MAZDA] Studentsareabout70timesmore likelytogettoschoolsafelywhen takingaschoolbusinsteadofacar. AUTOMOTIVE Likes: Safetyfeaturesgalore, price,looks,handling Dislikes: Roadnoise,tightrear quarters AUTOBITSTipstokeepyourtires readyforholidaydriving Holidayseasonisalmost uponusagain,meaning anextra-largehelpingof food,family,friendsand funareinstore.Unfortunately,soistheseasonal nastyweather.Beprepared forchillingtemps,rain andsnowthatcouldeasily putadamperondrivingto holidaycelebrationsand shoppingsprees. Astheweatherstarts togettemperamentaland roadsgetsuper-slick,now isthetimetomakesureyour carisreadytohandlethe holidaydrivingcrunch.First placetocheckisatyourfeet: Yourtiresareresponsiblefor safelygettingyoufromholidaypointAtopointB.Here aresomeyear-roundtips: €Checktirepressure: Checktirepressureatleast onceamonth„thistakes aboutfiveminutes.Always useanaccuratetiregauge andconsulttheowners manualorplacardonthe driversdoortodetermine propertirepressure.Tire pressureshouldbechecked whenthetiresarecold„at leastfourhourssincethe vehiclewaslastdriven. €Checktreaddepth: Checkbyplacingapenny upsidedownintoatread groove.Ifyoucanseeallof Lincolnshead,yourtires treadhasworndowntothe legallimit. €Replaceworntires:Tires shouldbereplacedwhenthe treadisworndownto2/32of aninch,thelowestlegallimit. „Brandpoint DIDYOUKNOW interior color and material combinations: Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, Black SensaTec; and Canberra Beige/Black, exclusive Tacora Red (mine), Black, Mocha, Oyster, and Cognac Vernasca leather (finer grain) with con-trast stitching and piping ($1,700).The instrument panel and door shoulders are standard SensaTec. Interior trims are available in Dark Oak Wood, Aluminum (mine), Fineline Cove Matte Wood, and Gray Poplar Wood.The large BMW chrometrimmed kidney grille had a three-dimensional look with black bars trimmed in silver and silver accents in the resulting pockets. Horizontal LED fog lights were integrated into the outer air intakes. Dynamic twin LED headlights had a cornering function.A smoothly rising sill line and an elongated Hofmeister kink at the base of the C-pillar, along with a shoul-der line following the door handles to the three-dimen-sional LED rear lights, and the roofline dipping steeply to the rear, emphasized the dynamic character of the X4. Clean horizontal lines across the back and wide-set twin exhaust tips magnified the width of the rear.Standard 19-inch lightalloy wheels were replaced by 20-inch Y-spoke bi-color orbit gray wheels, wearing low-profile, performance run-flat tires ($950).The interior was roomy and inviting, with rede-signed sports seats featuring boldly contoured bolsters for excellent lateral support and manual thigh extensions on the front seats.Aluminum trim pieces had accent strips in pearl-effect chrome, giving the doors and center stack an air of ele-gance. The upper door accent pieces extended to meet the dash, where an XŽ logo was embossed into the surface … an unexpected, eye-catching detail.Well-placed, easy-to-use controls were set in glossy black. Ambient lighting in six selectable colors surrounded the center stack and instrument panel, highlighted the door panels, and accented the footwells.Large storage trays, roomy door pockets, lots of cupholders and smaller com-partments offered plenty of places to stow personal items. Multiple USB ports and a wireless charging pad ($400) under the center stack kept passengers connected.Three full-size seats in the rear with adjustable back had an additional inch of legroom, a 12-volt outlet, and adjustable temperature controls. My X4 had Wi-Fi for up to 10 mobile devices.Cargo capacity in the trunk was 18.5 cubic feet, with a maximum of 50.5 cubic feet with the 40/20/40 rear seat backs folded. Additional hidden storage was available under the cargo floor. Slid-ing multifunction tie-downs were located on tracks on each side of the cargo floor.BMWs Advanced RealTime Traffic Information with updates every three minutes advise the driver of traffic incidents on the cur-rent route … green is flowing traffic, yellow is minor or modest congestion, and red is heavy congestion. During route guidance, events on the calculated route are overlaid on the map.The iDrive operating system provides more flex-ible and ergonomic control of vehicle, navigation, commu-nication, and infotainment functions, with tile-style menu layout on the free-standing monitor. The latest voice control allows natural speech patterns to find points of interest, such as find a bakery near me.ŽA Premium Package ($1,600) included Gesture Control, allowing driver or passenger to adjust volume, accept or reject calls, and otherwise interact with the iDrive system with hand movements. The package brought a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and the head-up display. Comfort access keyless entry, lumbar support and SiriusXM radio were included in a Conve-nience Package for $1,000.Driving Assistance ($500) and Driving Assistant Plus ($1,700) brought Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert rear, and Speed Limit Information; Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Active Lane Keeping Assistant with Side Collision Avoidance, Traffic Jam Assis-tant, Evasion Aid, and Cross Traffic alert front and rear.BMW Connected digital services are iOS and Android compatible … customers can use Amazon Echo or Google Assistant to remotely check fuel levels, lock the vehicle, activate climate control and more.Crowd-sourced vehicleto-vehicle communication with digital mapping company Here sends advance warning of hazardous traffic situations to the navigation system of the pertinent vehi-cle and other BMWs in the vicinity. Its sort of BMWs interpretation of radioto-radio information for truckers.A Parking Assistance Pack-age ($700) helps locate a parking space, then steers the vehicle into the spot, either parallel or perpendicular. The package included Parking Assistant Plus, Active Park Distance Control, a rear-view camera, and Surround View with 3-D view. Parking Assistant Plus has the ability to park the vehicle remotely, using a compatible mobile device.ParkNow and On-Street Parking Information, available in select cities, allow the driver to search remotely for available parking, and to book and pay electronically where applicable.Dynamic Damper Control ($1,000) adjusts suspension settings on the fly, monitoring each wheel, adjusting compression and rebound from soft to firm, depending on the current driving conditions, for the most comfort and best handling possible.Standard safety measures included Active Protection, which pre-tensions belts and closes windows and the moon roof when an accident situation is imminent. An Attentiveness Assistant monitors the drivers behavior for signs of fatigue or inattention, then displays a notification suggesting a break.Night Vision Pedestrian Detection illuminates the person or animal, flashing a red icon, sounds an alarm and prepares the brakes. Intelligent Emergency Call has automatic location and severity detec-tion, even below the threshold for air-bag deployment, and help is available at the push of a button, or automatically if needed.With a ground clearance of eight inches and a fording depth of 19.6 inches, the BMW X4 is ready to conquer nearly any terrain. My X4 was attractive, com-fortable, versatile and well equipped with lots of special features. With $10,100 in options and added features, and $995 destination charges, my X4 delivered for $61,545. BMWFrom Page C1but normal occurrence for this year, make and model.Ž The dealer said that there was not anything else they could do and I would just have to live with the issue. Fortunately they only charged me 1 hour of labor; no charge for the oil pressure sensor, and re-installed my original instrument cluster. This is absolutely driving me crazy. Hopefully you can provide some insight. „Michael C. A: I ran your symptoms past Mike Kincer, a GM instrument panel rebuilding expert (Kincers Service, Mt. Vernon, Ky.), and the consensus is your dealer and GM are straight shooting on this. 2002 was the final year of the almost bulletproof air core instrument gauges, which were followed by much more problematic stepper motor gauges (a large part of his business involves fixing instrument clusters containing these). Air core gauges tend to float at shutoff. As long as the gauge snaps to zero at startup and reads properly while driving, there isnt anything to fix! My Chevy Tahoe does the exact same thing. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradbergholdt@gmail. com; he cannot make personal replies. ALTIMAFrom Page C1

PAGE 23 | Friday, November 2, 2018 C3 MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED JuliaRobertsmakesherseries-regular debutinHomecoming MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEW T hisweeksTVInsider takesanearlylook atholidayTV,which getsstartedwithalegendaryŽsingercrooning Christmassongsand GordonRamsayhosting celebritiesandtheirkids onaThanksgivingnight broadcast.Newfallshows arelightthisweekbut subscriptionservicesoffer somenotablehighlights.Correction:LastweekscolumnincorrectlystatedthebroadcastdatesforHeath-ers.ŽTheshowpremiered onOct.25andranoverfivenights. Dispatches: WeeklyTVNews €ItmaybeHalloween weekbutthatdoesnt meanyoucantstartpreparingforbroadcastTVs Christmasspecials.One ofthefirstupisALegendaryChristmaswith JohnandChrissyŽ(Nov. 28,10p.m.ET/PT,NBC). Getintotheholidayspirit withEGOTwinnerJohn LegendandwifeChrissy Teigenwhowillbejoined byfriends,familyandother famouspeopleasLegendperformssongsfrom hisupcomingalbum,A LegendaryChristmas.Ž €Thekinder,gentlerversionofGordonRamsaygets evensweeteronthespecial Thanksgivingepisodeof MasterchefJunior:CelebrityShowdownŽ(Nov.22,8 p.m.ET/PT,Fox).Ramsay andchefAaronSanchez hostcelebrities,theirkids andafewfan-favorite alumnitotesttheircooking skillsinacompetitionfor charity.Inbetween,RamsaywillswapholidayrecipeswithMarthaStewart. €Becausewackyinternationalformatsthathave goneviralaretoogoodto passup,Foxwillringinthe newyearwithTheMasked Singer.ŽBasedonaSouth Koreanshow,thesingingcompetitionfeatures celebritiesperformingin elaboratecostumesthat hidetheiridentity,leavingittothejudgesandthe audiencetoguesswho. ItwillbehostedbyNick Cannonwithpanelists KenJeong,JennyMcCarthy,NicoleScherzinger andRobinThicke.One singerwillbeeliminated bythejudgesandaudienceeachweek,basedon theirperformance.The showpremieresJan.2at 9p.m.ET/PTonFox. Contenders:Shows towatchthisweek €ShowtimesdocumentaryShutUpand DribbleŽ(Nov.3,9p.m. ET/PT)exploresthehistoryoftheNBA,withan emphasisontheevolution ofmanyofitsplayers,who haveexpandedtheirbrands beyondthecourt.ExecutiveproducedbyLeBron James,MaverickCarter andGothamChopra(who directs),thethree-part seriesisaninteresting lookattheNBAs influenceoncultureandpolitics. €PoliticaldramaHouse ofCardsŽmarksitsfinal seasonwithClaireUnderwood(RobinWright) takingherseatbehindthe ovalofficedesk.(Nov.2, Netflix).Wrightssolid performanceasacold andcalculatingpoliticaloperativeshouldbe evenmoreseductivenow thatshehasthetopjob. €Inherfirstseries-regularrole,JulieRobertsplays Heidi,acaseworkerfor PTSDsufferers,inHomecomingŽ(Nov.2,Amazon PrimeVideo).Basedona successfulfictionpodcast ofthesamename,theconspiracythrillerisabouta governmentprogramcalled Homecoming,whichhelps veteransadjusttocivilianlife.Thestageissetfor anintriguingmysteryas theactionshiftsfouryears intothefutureandHeidi islivingwithhermother, waitressinginadinerand claimingtoknownothingaboutherformerlife.JuliaRobertsin Homecoming.Ž[ANONYMOUS CONTENT] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowBohemianRhapsodyŽ isareallygoodrockn rollfilm.Notagreatone. Therehasntbeenagreat onesinceJohnCarpenterdirectedtheTVmovie ElvisŽbackin1979.Still, thisoneblowsaway,for instance,OliverStones flat,overlongThe Doors,Žandnoonehas yetattemptedacomprehensivelookattheBeatles orTheRollingStones. ButBohemianRhapsody,Žwhichchronicles the70sand80sBritish rockersQueen,isgetting middlingearlyreviews. Themostcommon criticismsofaristhatthe filmistooformulaic.Ž Isaybalderdash! Itsabiography.Of courseitsformulaic. Youhavethebands earlydaysofgoingforthe gold,theyearswhentheir recordstoppedthesales charts,andsomeofthetob e-expectedtryingtimes. Thescriptalsofocuseson thefourdistinctpersonalitiesofthebandmembers: FlamboyantsingerFreddie Mercury(RamiMalek,in aknockoutperformance), long-fingeredguitarist BrianMay(GwylimLee), steady-as-a-rockdrummer RogerTaylor(BenHardy), andappearance-shifting bassistJohnDeacon(Joseph Mazzarello,whoyoulikely wontrecognizeaslittle TiminJurassicParkŽ). Therearesomeminor problems,mostnotably theinclusionofMercurys London-basedPakistani family,whichhaslittleto dowiththestoryathand. Thatstorybeginsandends withFreddieMercury.We findoutthathewasnt botheredbyhisoversized frontteeth,thathewas writingsongsfromayoung age,thathehadtheoverinflatedegoneededto succeedasafrontman,that hethoughthewasbisexual, eventhoughhiswifeMary (LucyBoynton)believedhe wasgay,andthathewasa majortalentwithapowerhouseofabeautifulvoice. Yes,welearnalotabout FreddieMercury,butnext tonothingaboutthemeaningsbehindthegloriously complextitlesong„you know,theonethatmentionsScaramouch,Galileo, andBeelzebub.Thescript doessuggestthatitwas writtenandrecordedduringthebandsresidency atasecludedfarmhouse, thenshowsthefinished songbeingsummarilyrejectedbytheEMI Recordshonchowhosigned Queentothelabel.Note: Thecharacter,RayFoster, whoislooselybasedonan actualEMIexec,iswinninglyplayedbyanoverly made-upMikeMyers. Bookendedbyscenes ofthe1985LiveAidconcert,BohemianRhapsodyŽtraceshowMercury initiallytalked(sang)his wayintothebandin1970, whatittookforthemto movefromsellingoutpubs alloverEnglandtosettling intoarecordingstudio, thenfindingmanagement andsoonafter,getting theirfirsttourofAmerica. DirectedbyBryanSinger, whomadehisnameinthe superherobusiness(four X-MenfilmsandSupermanReturnsŽ),thefilm placesMercuryjustshort ofbeingakindofrock superhero,butisntshy aboutpointingoutwhat somewouldcallhisflaws: Hisapparentconfusion abouthissexualpreferences(thoughthesescenes aremildenoughtokeep aPG-13rating),thefact thatunscrupulouspeople areabletopullthewool overhiseyes,hiscarelessnessaboutbeingon timeforrehearsals. Theicingonthefilms cakeistheexcitingre-creationofQueens setatLiveAid,forwhich Singerandtheactors portrayingQueenrepeatedlywatchedtheactual footageandmemorizedeverymove. So,knowingallofthat, doesthefilmtaketoomany liberties?Isthisthereal life?Isthisjustfantasy?It doesntreallymattertome. BohemianRhapsodyis aprinceofarockmovie Queenregularlybroughtliveshowstonewlevelsofexcitement.[TWENTIETHCENTURYFOX] ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowUntilIsawCanYou EverForgiveMe?ŽId neverheardoftheprotagonist,LeeIsrael.So, Ilookedherup.Herself abiographer,backin the70sand80s,she wrotethreebooks,about cosmeticsbusinesswomanEsteLauder, actressTallulahBankhead,andjournalist DorothyKilgallen.The b ooksallhadsomesuccess,butseemedtomark theendofherwriting career.Until,asnoted inIsraels2015obituary intheNewYorkTimes, sheturnedtocrime. Thatpartofherlife isthesubjectofher fourthandfinalbookin 2008,CanYouEver ForgiveMe?:Memoirs ofaLiteraryForger.Ž ThefilmstarsMelissa McCarthy,inarole thatsprettymuchasfar againsttypeasshecould get.McCarthybecamea starduetoherstringof b roadcomicroles,but itstoobadthateven herfanshaveforgotten herfinedramaticacting oppositeBillMurrayin St.Vincent,Žandsome viewersdidntevenrealizeshewasthelow-key romanticinterestfor ZachGalifianakisinThe HangoverPartIII.Ž Noonewillbeexpectingthecornersheturns inthisone.ForherintroductorysceneasLee Israel,setin1991,she givesusafoul-mouthed, short-temperedwoman whosdownonher luck.Shecantholdan officejob,heragent wontreturnhercalls, andshespendsagreat dealoftimestaringat hertypewriterandthe blankpieceofpaperin it.Heronlyideaisto writeanotherbiography aboutanotherwoman who,shestold,would beofinteresttonoone. Thatsprobablyright. Wouldyoureadabook aboutFannyBrice? So,whatsawoman whocantpaytherent forherdumpyapartment,andwhosecatis sick,todo?Byhappenstance,whileresearchingBrice,shecomes acrossabriefletter, signedbyBrice,insidea librarybook.Shepocketsit,takesittoalocal usedbookshop,where theowner,Anna(Dolly Wells),buysit,then wishesaloudthatIsrael hadmoreofthemand thatthecontenthada bitmoresparkthanthis relativelydrabone. Things,ofcourse, gowrong.Thatsnota surprise.Lookingback onmynotes,Ihadwritten,Howlongcanshe keepupthischarade?ŽMcCarthyshowso actingchopsinCan Y ouEverForgiveMe?CanYouEverForgive Me?WrittenbyNicoleHolofcenerandJeffWhitty; directedbyMarielleHeller WithMelissaMcCarthy, RichardE.Grant,Dolly Wells,JaneCurtain RatedR BohemianRhapsodyWrittenbyAnthonyMcCarten; directedbyBryanSinger WithRamiMalek,LucyBoynton.JosephMazzello,Ben Hardy,GwilymLee RatedPG-13




DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night. I took charge of her medical care and nances after Dad died 10 years ago. After Mom's funeral, my brother insisted he would move into her house while he remodeled it, which could tie up the house for a year. It made no sense to me. I am Mom's executor, and I felt it was unfair to me and my other brother. When I said no, he got really angry, accused me of many mean, untrue things and announced that he disowned me. I responded that I love him and he will always be my brother, but it was his choice. The pain of losing my mom AND my brother has been awful. Now I'm working to sell the house, and he interferes and is mean every step of the way. But I have to move ahead and do my job. I don't respond to anything negative he writes. Have you some advice on how to repair our relationship? Maybe if he saw it in print he would realize we are family and none of this is helpful to any of us. -DOUBLE LOSS IN CALIFORNIA DEAR DOUBLE LOSS: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mother. If it's any comfort, estate problems like you're experiencing aren't all that unusual. Not knowing your brother or the degree to which he is self-centered, I'm having trouble understanding his overreaction. Was he desperate for a place to stay for a year? I wish you had mentioned what your other brother thinks about this regrettable situation and whether he, too, was disowned. If he and your angry sibling are on speaking terms, perhaps he can help to mend fences. And hold a good thought. Sometimes time heals these kinds of wounds, once grief lessens and people regain their perspective. DEAR ABBY: "Addicted in Kansas City" (Aug. 24) asked you for secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous. There are parts of your response that I feel need clarication. First of all, AA doesn't require lifetime attendance at meetings. AA doesn't "require" anything. (The third tradition states the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.) Regular attendance at meetings is encouraged but certainly not a requirement. Many people continue to go to meetings one or more times a week, while others stop or go only occasionally after a period of time. The other point is tougher -and perhaps more subtle. AA encourages individuals trying to get sober to nd a "God of their own understanding," a Higher Power, SOMETHING bigger than themselves. Many agnostics and atheists get and stay sober in AA. AA is a spiritual program, not a religious one. This can be a difcult concept for people who are just coming in (and a great reason not to stay). That's one of the reasons AA encourages anyone new to attend different meetings, if possible, and check out other groups. In many cities there are meetings expressly for atheists and other nonbelievers. -SOBER AND HAPPY IN ATLANTA DEAR SOBER: Thank you for writing to clarify this. However, there are different programs (different strokes for different folks), which is why I also encourage anyone trying to achieve sobriety to research and explore the alternatives. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Moms peaceful death leads to sibling war over her house PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018:This year you break past set patterns, which encourages you to make some signicant changes. You will feel as if youve suddenly opened a door and caught a whiff of fresh air. If you are single, the type of person you choose to relate to is likely to support your transformation. Give yourself time to see if this bond really works for you. If you are attached, the two of you become more comfortable together than ever. Plan a much-desired trip as a couple. VIRGO is a trusted friend.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might opt to let go of pressure and judgments. Flow with the moment, and attempt to clean up after an unexpected event that might have thrown some of your life structure into chaos. A respected friend or family member could be unusually stern. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your creativity emerges, causing you to change direction. You might want to slow down some, as you likely dont have all the facts. Seeking out someone with more expertise could set you back, as this person might not be readily available. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be unusually quiet and withdrawn. A partner or loved one might be misreading the source of a situation as well as your attitude. As a result, you might not be particularly forthcoming. Your closeness does not support clearing up an issue. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You want to get past a problem and understand what is happening with various people surrounding you. You might feel as if someone is misreading you. Attempt to stay open and have a discussion to help others be in the same mental space as you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Get past a misunderstanding. Prevent a hassle by conrming a meeting place and time when making plans. Extra effort on your part could make all the difference in all facets of your life. You might want to make it an early night. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You are coming from a different mental space than many of the people around you. You also communicate in a very different way. Verify that you are on the same page as a partner. In the long run, events and discussions will run more smoothly. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might be mulling over an ongoing issue as you seek out answers. You also might decide not to share as much as usual, at least until youve sorted through all the facts. Remain sensitive to an older person who seems a bit off or closed down. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Zero in on a work-related matter. You smile, and another person responds, perhaps with the exception of a grouchy roommate or family member. Maintain a levelheaded perspective, and understand where others energy is stemming from. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You often are amboyant, but right now you are efcient and serious. You might not have your normal tolerance for chitchat and sharing news. Clear out your responsibilities and mandatory to-dos. You have more to share than others thought possible. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Reach out to a friend or loved one who lives at a distance. You could feel confused by everything you are hearing. Be clear about your choices. You might get together with a favorite person in the near future. You could be moodier than you realize. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be exhausted from doing what a partner requests. You like relating to this person in general, but you might sense a demanding attitude that could revolve around time-sensitive issues. Question less and just clear out what you must. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Defer to a partner or loved one. Often you miss a detail or two, especially when it comes to making plans. The other party involved might feel as though he or she can take the lead, so hand this person the reins. Appreciate the lightening of pressure. | Friday, November 2, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, NOV. 2, the 306th day of 2018. There are 59 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Nov. 2, 1976, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter became the rst candidate from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elected president as he defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford. ON THIS DATE: In 1930, Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia. In 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden ying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (derisively dubbed the "Spruce Goose" by detractors), on its only ight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California. In 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he'd been given questions and answers in advance when he appeared on the N-B-C T-V program "Twenty-One." In 1986, kidnappers in Lebanon released American hospital administrator David Jacobsen after holding him for 17 months. In 1994, a jury in Pensacola, Florida, convicted Paul Hill of murder for the shotgun slayings of an abortion provider and his bodyguard; Hill was executed in September 2003. In 2000, American astronaut Bill Shepherd and two Russian cosmonauts, Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, became the rst residents of the international space station.


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