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STATE | A3DESANTIS CAN PUT HIS STAMP ON FLORIDA SPORTS | B1 MDCA MAKING BID FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE STATE CROWN SCENE | C1MUSIC FESTIVAL AND FAIR MAIDENS ON TAP THIS WEEKEND @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, November 8, 2018 75 ¢ Local&State .................A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 312 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 President names Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney generalBy Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Attor-ney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the countrys chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resigna-tion at your request.ŽTrump announced in a tweet that he was naming Ses-sions chief of staff Matthew Sessions resigns Challenger Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson by about 34,000 votesBy Gary Fineout The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ A bitter and expensive clash between Floridas Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scotts declaration of victory.Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says its preparing for a recount and will have observers in every one of the states 67 counties to monitor the process.Scotts lead narrowed slightly Wednesday morning to 34,537 votes out of more than 8.1 million cast „ a margin of less than one half of 1 percent. Under state law in Florida, a recount is mandatory if the winning candidates margin is 0.5 percentage points or less.Chris Hartline, a spokesman for Scotts campaign, criticized the Nelson campaign for pushing ahead for a recount.This race is over,Ž Hartline said. Its a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career. He is des-perately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists.ŽBut the recount is automatic unless Nelson agrees to forgo it. Coun-ties have until Saturday to turn in their first set of unofficial returns. If the margin remains under 0.5 percent at that point, then Secretary of State Ken Detzner is required to order the recount.Senate race headed for recountUnanimous jury requirement sets high bar for sentenceBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Getting a man-datory unanimous jury death sentence is difficult because jurors are being asked to do something that judges should be doing, State Attorney Brad King says.Ive always believed that it is not the appropriate ques-tion to ask someone,Ž King said of verdicts that call for death or life in prison. Thats why we elect judges.ŽThe U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned Floridas old death penalty law, has taken the opposite view.In the past, juries voted on a sentence recommendation and the judge would make the final decision. He or she could even reject the jurys recommendation. The closer the vote was to a unanimous death recommendation, the more likely a defendant would be sentenced to die.Judges know the law and they are aware of other cases across the state and how they are being handled, King said. Likewise, the Florida Supreme Court reviews cases to see if a sentence is unusually harsh.For jurors, this is the only case they have ever seen,Ž King said. And it is the most troubling decision they will ever have to make.King says jurors should be asked if the state proved its list of statutory aggravating circumstances required for a death sentence and if there are offsetting mitigating circumstances.Defense attorneys, of course, favor the requirement for a 12-0 vote.Deciding on deathDrinking alcohol outside will be allowedBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ The wait is over for those looking forward to walking around downtown Mount Dora not only in good spirits, but with spirits in hand.City Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that will form an entertainment district down-town that allows for open containers in the district.Councilwoman Laurie Tillett and Councilmen Cal Rolfson and Harmon Massey dissented.At the meeting, one resident spoke on behalf of the ordi-nance, saying that downtown restaurants and businesses will benefit from it. Another resident spoke against it, saying that costs that might arise for things associated with the district are not ben-eficial to residents.A discussion by council members followed, starting with a proposal from Tillett that the ordinance be amended to adopt an open container agreement or to have an entertainment district only during festivals and spe-cial events.But the council voted for the seven-days-a-week district, with the understanding that it can be terminated at any time.City Manager Robin Hayes asked that the program be watched for a year before it is evaluated.She said that would allow sufficient time to study its benefits, successes and prob-lems and compare its effects during various times.The matter is something the council has been contemplat-ing for over a year.I think it is long overdue for Mount Dora. I think the time has absolutely come Mount Dora OKs downto wn entertainment district Defense attorneys John Spivey, left, and Jamie Kane confer as David Mariotti listens during jury selection at the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares on April 3. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Ive always believed that it is not the appropriate question to ask someone,Ž State Attorney Brad King said of verdicts that call for death or life in prison. Thats why we elect judges.Ž [DOUG ENGLE/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on July 13 in Portland, Maine. [ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP FILE] See DEATH, A6 See DISTRICT, A6 See SENATE, A7 See SESSIONS, A7

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A2 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommet.com................................352-365-8268 REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY: The Daily Commercial promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its pages. If you believe we have made an error, call the news department at 352-365-8250. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CALENDAR, GAME RESULTS: Email upcoming events, along with news about awards and personal or professional milestones „ with a photo, if you desire „ to news@ dailycommercial.com. Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by calling 352-365-8268 or 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESThe Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. LOTTERY By Steve Peoples and Jill ColvinAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trumps Republican Party in the midterm elections powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened whats left of the presidents governing agenda.But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential of big Democratic gains across the board. The blue waveŽ that some had feared from Election Day never fully materialized.The mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Trumps presidency showed the limits of his hard-line immigration rhetoric in Americas evolving political landscape, where college-educated voters in the suburbs rejected his warnings of a migrant invasion.Ž But blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances.The new Democratic House majority will end Republican dominance in Washington for the final two years of Trumps first term with major questions looming about health care, immigration and gov-ernment spending.House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who would be in line to become the next speaker, spoke of a new day in Amer-ica.Ž Trump, in a tweet, said that in all fairnessŽ Pelosi deservesŽ to return to her former role as speaker, despite some rumblings in her party. She has earned this great honor!ŽBut the Democrats edge is narrow. With 218 seats needed for a majority in the 435-member House, Demo-crats have won 220 and the Republicans 193, with winners undetermined in 22 races.The presidents party will maintain control of the executive branch of the gov-ernment, in addition to the Senate. Dems control of House may put limits on TrumpHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles as she is cheered by a crowd of Democratic supporters during an election night returns event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Tuesday in Washington. [AP PHOTO/JACQUELYN MARTIN] Democrat Madeleine Dean celebrates after winning Pennsylvanias 4th Congressional District race on Tuesday in Fort Washington, Pa. [CHARLES FOX/THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER VIA AP] By Alan FramAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ Repub-licans retained Senate control in Tuesdays election after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years.To seal the win, the GOP drew backing from hard-right voters in rural, deep-red states, where Trumps rhetoric were as stirring for some conservatives as they were infuriating to liberals elsewhere.Donald Trump went out and worked his tail off,Ž Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who heads the Senate GOPs campaign committee, said in an interview. He cited Trump rallies that drew thousands in crucial states during the cam-paigns closing weeks and added, The president was THE factor.ŽThe significance of the Republican victory in the Senate, which the party has dominated for the past four years, was magnified because Democrats wrested House control from the GOP. Thats a sure-fire formula for two years of legislative gridlock and positioning for the 2020 presidential and congressio-nal elections.Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, the only GOP incumbent seeking re-election in a state Democratic presidential can-didate Hillary Clinton won in 2016, became the only Republican senator to lose. First-term Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen ousted him, attacking him for backing last years Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obamas health care law.Republicans retained Senate seats in the South, Midwest and West and ensured at least a 51-49 majority, equal to their cur-rent margin. GOP keeps Senate control for 2 more years Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign event Monday in Cypress, Texas. Cruz held off a challenge by Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto ORourke. [AP PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP]By Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey and Darlene SupervilleAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ As Wash-ington came to grips with its new divided reality, President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his partys Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested he may be able to govern more effectively after losing a chamber of Congress.Trump faces the prospect, starting early next year, of endless investigations after Democrats formally take con-trol of the House.He took an unabashed victory lap and, despite the split decision, declaring in a free-wheeling, combative, 90-minute White House news conference that I thought it was very close to complete victory.Ž He also belittled the number of high-profile Demo-crats, including his predecessor, who crisscrossed the nation to support their candidates, while suggesting that he alone was responsible for the Republican triumphs.I only had me. I didnt have anybody else,Ž Trump said.Though boasting that Repub-licans appear likely to hold the highest number of Senate seats in 100 years, Trump was quick to distance himself from his par-tys failure to maintain control of the House. In a remarkable scene, he called out defeated Republicans by name „ Too bad, MikeŽ at one moment, Mia Love gave me no love and she lostŽ at another „ and blamed them for not embracing his agenda.Trump suggested there could be room for bipartisan-ship, declaring that Democrats would be eager to work with him on issues like infrastructure. But the olive branch he extended was studded with thorns as he declared that Republicans would retaliate if Democrats use their control of the House to issue subpoenas to seek his tax returns and investigate his business dealings, his Cabinets conduct and his campaigns ties to Russia.They can play that game, but we can play it better. Because we have a thing called the United States Senate,Ž Trump said. If that happens, then were going to do the same thing and government would come to a halt and were going to blame them.ŽTrump celebrates GOP gainsPromises to retaliate if House investigates himTuesday, Nov. 6 Mega Millions: 28-34-37-56-69-12-x2 Lucky Money: 1-9-16-37-5 Fantasy 5: 4-7-18-28-29 Wednesday, Nov. 7 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-7-0-4-1 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-1-5-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-8-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-6

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS Mount Dora officials on Tuesday checked in on the progress being made at Gilbert Park. The new playground equipment replaces 28-yearold, aging equipment which was affected by rot and missing hardware. The previous struc-ture was eight years older than the average lifespan for playground equipment. The new multi-level pirate-themed equipment is being built with materials designed to hold up in extreme temperatures. Spokeswoman Lisa McDonald on Wednesday said the city hopes the park will be open in the next few weeks.Playground progressParks and Recreation Manager Jason Maurer and Building Maintenance Manager Robert Harper give a demonstration on the new play area at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Council members Harmon Massey and Marc Crail examine the wood-like material that the jungle gym and swing set will be made from at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] The new all-inclusive play area has been installed at Gilbert Park in Eustis. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaORLANDO „ Ron DeSan-tis narrow win in Tuesdays election for governor will bring an unprecedented expansion of conservative Republican power in Tallahassee.Democrats havent won a governors race since 1994. They havent controlled the state House or Senate since the mid-1990s. They lost their last Cabinet member in 2010.Now, with DeSantis election, that conservative Republican influence will extend to the Florida Supreme Court, which has a 4-3 liberal majority that has blocked many initiatives advanced by the Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott.As he takes office on Jan. 8, DeSantis, a 40-year-old former congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, will have the power to appoint three new members of the states highest court, replacing three justices who are part of the liberal bloc and who have reached a mandatory retirement age.DeSantis, a Harvard-edu-cated lawyer, has said that he will appoint conservative justices who are solid constitutionalists.ŽTalking to reporters Tuesday night in Orlando, DeSantis said his court appointees will be very, very smart, very principled people, but theyre going to understand that their role is to apply the law and not rewrite the law.Ž He said the appointments will bring an end to judicial activismŽ on the court.The appointments may also have a lasting impact since voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that will allow the new justices, as well as other judges throughout the state, to serve until they are 75 years old, up from the current mandatory retirement age of 70.A conservative major-ity on the Supreme Court is likely to be more deferential to initiatives advanced by DeSantis and the Legislature, DeSantis win expands powerFlorida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, right, hugs his wife Casey after thanking supporters and being declared the winner of the Florida gubernatorial race at an election party Tuesday in Orlando. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK/AP] Gov.-elect will appoint 3 news justices to Florida Supreme Court Mount Dora o cials check, tour new equipment at Gilbert Park By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL „ Authorities are still sorting it out, but a Border Patrol traffic stop near Interstate 75 Monday resulted in the arrest of two men and the discovery of a major marijuana grow house with plants valued at more than $500,000. Deputies received a call for assistance from the Border Patrol to try and find two men described as Hispanic males who fled the road-block near the I-75 exit to the Florida National Cemetery. Deputies found one of the suspects on County Road 631-C.The Sheriff's Office received another call that the other suspect had crossed the interstate head-ing east on foot.Deputies then saw the remaining suspect flee from the yard of a house at 8001 County Road 674.Detectives said they noticed that a back door was open and figured that the suspect may have broken into the house.Bloodhounds from Sumter Correctional Institution were brought in to track down the suspect in the woods. The house turned out to be a grow house. A Bust uncovers $500K worth of marijuanaAuthorities on Monday discovered a major marijuana grow house with 157 plants valued at more than $500,000. [SUMPTER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE] LopezConzalez Gonzalez PANAMA CITYPower fully restored to residents hit by MichaelUtilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devas-tated by Hurricane Michael.The utility companies and cooperatives reported Tues-day to the Public Service Commission that they had zero outages for the first time since the Category 4 hurricane made landfall almost a month ago.Michael slammed into Floridas Panhandle with 155 mph winds on Oct. 10 and also blew through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.More than 380,000 homes and businesses lost power in Florida in the days after the storm. ORLANDOGOP top brass picked to lead DeSantis transitionFloridas governor-elect is picking some top brass of the Florida GOP to lead his transition team.Ron DeSantis said Wednes-day that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida House Speaker Rich-ard Corcoran, former Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux will chair the transition team.The campaigns chair, Susie Wiles, will serve as executive director and DeSantis former chief of staff, Scott Parkin-son, will be deputy executive director.DeSantis defeated Talla-hassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the hard-fought race to be Floridas next governor. ST. AUGUSTINEPolice: Man breaks into crocodile enclosure, gets bittenAuthorities say a 23-year-old man was found injured after breaking into a Florida zoo and jumping into a croco-dile enclosure.The Florida Times-Union reports St. Augustine police responded Tuesday morning to reports of vandalism at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Police say officers found blood and clothing in the zoos newly opened Nile crocodile exhibit.There was no sign of a victim, but police received calls about a man in his underwear crawling across a nearby yard. Security video shows one of the crocodiles biting Brandon Keith Hatfield on the leg. Hatfield told offi-cers he had been bitten by an alligator.Authorities say Hatfield caused about $5,000 in damage at the 125-year-old zoo. He was hospitalized and faces a vandalism charge.Alligator farm director John Brueggen says its the first time anyone has tried to swim with the parks crocodiles. MIAMISchool security guard charged with selling drugsAuthorities say a security guard at a Florida high school sold drugs off campus while he was supposed to be working.The Miami Herald reports 43-year-old Jamie Green was arrested Tuesday and charged with charged with multiple counts of cocaine and marijuana dealing.Miami-Dade police say a monthlong undercover investigation found that Green had been selling drugs at a gas station near Felix Varela High School in West Kendall. He is not accused of dealing directly to students, but investigators are still exploring the possibility.Detectives raided Greens South Miami-Dade home and reported finding nearly 30 grams of cocaine, 790 grams of marijuana and more than $2,000 in cash.Green was being held with-out bond. Jail records didnt list an attorney.By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL „ Sumter County sheriffs deputies have arrested the stepson of the man found buried in his back yard this summer. Benito PeraltaFarrar was charged with seconddegree murder and abuse of a human body in the death of Claudio Carvajal-Hernandez, 40.Peralta-Farrar, 23, who also lived at the home at 212 E. Belt St., told investigators he last saw Carvajal-Hernandez leaving for work at 4 a.m. on June 22. There was no activity on his debit card or Facebook page and he did not pick up his paychecks.A cadaver dog alerted to an area near a fire pit in the back yard where searchers found charred bones. Charred bones were also found in a burn barrel. The next day, remains were unearthed.The dismembered remains were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab, where DNA was extracted from the bones and compared to family members.The work required extensive laboratory testing in order to make a positive DNA match and caused a significant delay in the investiga-tion, according to a press release from the Sheriffs Office.Because no skull was found, dental records could not be used to help identify the body.The cause of death is listed as homicidal violence by unknown means.Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Aaron Sirolli at 793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).Stepson charged in Bushnell murderPeraltaFarrar Investigators found charred bones, remains in the back yardSee WIN, A4 See MURDER, A4 See BUST, A4

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A4 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Funera l Services Rosa Lee Dillard, 79, a former resident of Eustis, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. She retired from nursing after several years of service. Rosa leaves behind her 8 children; 2 siblings; 41 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on tomorrow from 5-7PM at the church. A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, 1PM at St. James AME Church, 725 E. McDonald Avenue, Eustis with Pastor Gerard Moss, of“ciating. Interment: Mt. Olive Cemetery, Eustis. POSTELLS MORTUARY is providing service for the Dillard family. Rosa Lee Dillard Kirt R. MorganKirt R. Morgan, 52, Leesburg, FL died October 26, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Despite a declaration of victory Tuesday night by Republican Matt Caldwell, the race for Florida agriculture commissioner likely will require a recount, join-ing expected recounts in the U.S. Senate race and a handful of state legis-lative contests.Caldwell, a state House member from North Fort Myers, led by less than 13,000 votes late Wednesday morning in the Cabinet race against Democrat Nikki Fried. Slightly more than 8 million votes were cast in the race, according to numbers posted by the Florida Division of Elections.This is the closest race since weve seen here in Florida since Bush v. Gore in 2000 „ were heading into a recount,Ž Fried, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and lobbyist, said in a prepared statement Wednesday morning. We are going to ensure that every vote is counted, in a race this close, everyones voices must be heard so the will of the people is upheld.ŽCaldwell declared vic-tory Tuesday night at an election-watch party. His campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.The state elections website had Caldwell with 50.08 percent of the vote to 49.92 percent for Fried. A machine recount is trig-gered when the margin of victory is 0.5 percent or less. A manual recount would be called if the vote margin is 0.25 percent or less.Three legislative races also appear likely to require recounts.In the state Senate, incumbent Republican Dana Young trailed by 289 votes at midday Wednesday to Democratic challenger Janet Cruz, the House minor-ity leader. Young and Cruz are battling in Hillsborough Countys Senate District 18.In the House, Republi-can Elizabeth Fetterhoff was up by 72 votes Wednesday morning over Democratic incum-bent Patrick Henry of Daytona Beach in Volu-sia Countys House District 26.Also, in Palm Beach County, Republican Mike Caruso was up by 124 votes over Demo-crat Jim Bonfiglio for the House District 89 seat, which is open because Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach, faces term limits.The first unofficial returns are due to the state Division of Elections by noon Saturday from county canvassing boards.Secretary of State Ken Detzner will order any recounts.A recount must be conducted before noon Nov. 18, when the offi-cial returns are due from each county canvassing board.The Florida Elections Canvassing Commission „ comprised of Scott and two Cabinet members „ is slated to meet 9 a.m. Nov. 20 to certify the election results.State Cabinet race heads toward recountRepublican Matt Caldwell, candidate for agriculture commissioner, leads Democratic candidate Nikki Fried by fewer 13,000 votes in a race that appears headed for a recount. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX, FILE] where the GOP on Tuesday maintained a solid majority in the House and at least 23 seats in the 40-member Senate.But in his victory speech, DeSantis talked little about partisan poli-tics and emphasized the need as the states next governor to work with all Floridians, including those who opposed him.Political campaigns are a rough business and often about highlighting our differences. And, unfortunately, in this day and age they often spiral into outright demagoguery,Ž DeSantis said. But governing is different. Governing is about getting things done on behalf of the people of Florida, keeping our economy going, improving our water quality and environment, promoting public safety and expanding educational opportunities.We need to build a Florida that is cleaner, safer, stronger and that will be my guiding light as governor,Ž he said.DeSantis said one area where he might unite Flo-ridians will be behind an effort to address the prob-lems of toxic algae and red tide and on moving for-ward with plans to restore the Florida Everglades. I think the first priority in terms of what is really urgent for Florida is really getting us on a strong track on water quality and the environment,Ž he said.DeSantis said he would use his relationship with President Donald Trump, who held campaign rallies for him, to advance the federal portions of the effort, including the creation of a reservoir near Lake Okeechobee to help divert and treat polluted water.I think youre going to get tired of me calling you, asking you for things for Florida,Ž DeSantis said about Trump. But I look forward to that. I think well have a great partnership.ŽDeSantis will also have willing partners in the Florida House and Senate. Incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, was an early supporter of DeSantis. The newly elected lieutenant governor, state Rep. Jeanette Nunez, R-Miami, will also help DeSantis navigate the legislative process.Lawmakers and the new governor are likely to find common ground on issues such as tax cuts, opposition to expanding Medicaid and the creation of more educa-tional choiceŽ programs like charter schools and scholarships to send stu-dents to private schools.DeSantis is also a strong supporter of gun rights, meaning any gun-control efforts are not likely to advance, and is open to restrictions on abortions. In the Republican primary, he voiced sup-port for a heartbeat bill,Ž which would prohibit doctors from providing abortions if fetal heart-beats can be detected.As U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Iraq war, DeSantis will also find legislative support for his efforts to support active military members and veterans in the state.One of DeSantis b iggest challenges will be moving from a legislative branch, where he served nearly three terms in Congress, to the chief executive of the nations third-largest state.DeSantis is taking over a huge enterprise, and one of his first tasks will be shaping a state budget proposal for 2019-2020 that is likely to be in excess of $89 billion.He also must appoint a host of state agency heads overseeing areas such as educatio n, health care, transportation and prisons.Even prior to Tuesdays election, DeSantis said he was putting togethera transition plan for taking over from Scott, who leads in a U.S. Senate race that is expected to require a recount.You have to put together a government. I mean thats a lot of work,Ž DeSantis said. We have been doing this quietly behind the scenes, not to be presumptuous, but just because you dont have enough time. You have to start doing it.Ž WINFrom Page A3search warrant turned up the following: € 157 marijuana plants€ loose marijuana over 20 grams€ two electronic money counters€ a loaded semiautomatic Springfield .45-caliber handgun€ three separate locations of Sumter Electric power diversion€ numerous items from past indoor grow operationsMore than $97,000 worth of electricity had been diverted to provide light for the plants, the Sheriffs Office said.The two men were arrested on loitering and burglary charges. They were identified as Osvaldo Lopez-Gonzales and Yos-dany Gonzalez, according to Michelle Keszey, sher-iffs spokeswoman.The street value of the marijuana is approximately $565,000 and Sumter Electrics estimated losses due to the theft by power diversion are approximately $97,883. The case is still under investigation. Additional charges are expected.These types of operations are usually tied to organized crime out of South Florida and Tampa Bay, the sheriffs office said. BUSTFrom Page A3The case is similar to one in Lake County.Friends of Michael Shaver called the Lake County Sheriffs Office early this year to say they had not seen the 35-year-old since 2015. His estranged wife allowed deputies to look inside the house they shared in the Clermont area, but demanded a lawyer when they wanted to look in the back yard.In March, crime scene investigators unearthed remains under a concrete slab near a fire pit that were later identified as Shavers, thanks to a DNA match. MURDERFrom Page A3Supporters Rosemary Zore, left, and Mike Randall celebrate as a television broadcast declares Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis the winner of the Florida gubernatorial race. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK/AP] The Associated PressMEXICO CITY „ Cen-tral American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border.Mexico City officials said they expected as many as 1,000 more might arrive at the Jesus Marti-nez stadium as lagging members of the caravan trail in, their journeys slowed by difficulties in getting rides or by hopping aboard trucks that veered off their route.Angel Eduardo Cubas of La Ceiba, Honduras, reached the shelter early Wednesday after being split off from the caravan. Like many migrants he had to find his way back to the relative safety of the caravan in an unfamiliar country, with no money."There were a lot of people who got dropped off somewhere else," said Cubas, who at one point lost his two children, 2 and 6, before finding them again. "It was ugly, going around looking" for his kids, the 28-year-old father said.Migrants weigh whether to trek to US

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A6 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comIt should be hard,Ž said Public Defender Mike Graves.Graves public defend-ers still have their work cut out for them. They must bring in all kinds of trial doctors and mental health experts at great expense. Otherwise, they risk having a high court rule that they provided inadequate counsel and make them try the case all over again.This weeks death penalty rehearing for Raul Roque, who killed another prison inmate, cost at least $200,000 for defense experts alone, according to John Spivey, Graves executive assis-tant public defender. The jury didnt even record its vote when it decided to give Roque another life sentence.The U.S. Supreme Court opposes state death penalty laws if it thinks the laws are arbitrary and capricious,Ž King said. But where else in society do we require 12 people to agree on any-thing, other than a guilty or not-guilty verdict?Appellate courts dont have to be unanimous, he said. They can overturn or uphold a death sentence with a one-vote margin.To make matters worse, King said he knows of at least three cases where jurors have lied in jury selection about being willing and able to consider a death sentence. They have gotten in there and said, I dont care. Im not going to do it, no matter what. Lets go home.ŽTheres no repercussion either. If a judge does that, people can vote him out of office,Ž King said.Despite the difficulty, Kings Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman recently scored two death sentences in Orange County, though a judge rejected the jurys deci-sion in one case.It involved the death of a 3-month-old baby by a dad who basically stomped on the babys head,Ž King said. Jurors heard the 911 tape of the man calling for an ambu-lance while the baby is dying in the background.I really thought the jury was going to come out of the jury box to get their hands on him,Ž King said. The judge looked at the mans borderline IQ and made the decision that death was not the appropriate decision.Though King said he disagreed with the ruling, at least it was a judge who made the decision.King has always been a proponent of the death penalty under the proper circumstances.To me, if there is no death penalty, the value of that person whose life was taken is less than the defendants. Thats not fair to me.ŽCourt rulings and even public opinion seems to have shifted in the other direction.People talk about smart justiceŽ now, King says, and how prisons are too full and perhaps we should let some people out since the crime rate is low.The reason the crime rate is low is because theyre in prison,Ž he said. To me, this is backward thinking.ŽHe remembers a time when Florida prisoners were let out after serving only 17 percent of their sentence. Then, there was an outcry from crime victims and the law was changed requiring that they serve 85 percent.Will the idea of a death penalty gain popularity again?I dont know that Ill see it in the time I have left in public service,Ž King said.It would probably take a horrific crime and the public demanding to know why something more isnt being done, he said.In the meantime, it only takes one juror to say no. That was the case this spring in the case of David Mariotti, who killed 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery in her Leesburg home and dumped her body in the Ocala National Forest.Next year, Lake County has more death penalty cases for jurors to con-sider, including two young men who killed a retired teacher in her home and the father of a baby who said he kill ed his daughter because his wife wanted a divorce. DEATHFrom Page A1us to visit this,Ž Council-man John Tucker said, adding that he spends a lot of time downtown and feels he has a pulse for the area. Im downtown a great deal and I dont see how especially on a trial period, this is going to affect the city at all.ŽThe idea behind the entertainment district is that people would be allowed to carry a drink with them from one par-ticipating business to the next in outside areas within the districts boundaries.Businesses that serve alcohol must be registered with the city and patrons could only carry drinks on the street in plastic cups that do not exceed 16 ounces. The cups must contain markings to iden-tify the business.Additionally, only one drink per person would be allowed at any given time and no drinks can be purchased or consumed between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.Concerns expressed by council and others in the course of discussions included increased crime or mischief due to over-drinking, the future need for extra police presence, increased trash in the downtown area, the need for an extra public works employee and a decline to the citys image.On the other hand, benefits were that the entertainment district would increase tourism and in turn, boost profits for downtown merchants. Massey, who previously supported the entertain-ment district, changed his position Tuesday. He said despite the excite-ment from merchants and restaurateurs about the entertainment district, residents are concerned about it.He said he has had more calls and emails about this ordinance that any other since being elected.Hayes said she will brief council members monthly about how the entertain-ment district is panning out and asked that a workshop be planned to discuss the types of things the council wants city staff and police to look for and document. DISTRICTFrom Page A1

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 A7Florida was the scene of a monumental recount battle in 2000 that pitted scores of lawyers against each other in the presidential race. George W. Bush won the presidency by 537 Florida votes over Al Gore after the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately declared an end to the counting.The stakes arent as high this time, but a Scott win would end the political career of the 76-year-old Nelson, who is seeking a fourth Senate term. Scott had declared vic-tory during an election party in his home town of Naples late Tuesday when near-total results showed a thin lead, saying the campaign had been divisive and toughŽ but that he vowed to change the direction of Washing-ton, D.C.Change is never popular. I tried to use every effort to change the state of Florida and together we did,Ž Scott said.As the night wore on Nelson did not address his supporters in Orlando. Instead he had an aide say shortly after midnight that while many news reports were declaring Scott the victor, Nelson would have no statement until later Wednesday.This obviously is not the result Sen. Nelson and his campaign had worked so hard for,Ž aide Pete Mitchell said.The two candidates are heavyweights within each party: Nelson has withstood years of GOP dominance to remain the only Democrat elected statewide, while Scott is a two-term governor urged by President Donald Trump to take Nelson on.Nelson was been viewed as one of the more vulner-able Democrats thanks to the formidable challenge from Scott, a former hos-pital chain CEO who has poured more than $60 mil-lion of his own fortune into his campaign.When Scott first jumped in last April, the contest was seen as one of the mar-quee races in the nation. It was soon overshadowed by the governors race: a vit-riolic competition between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum that became a proxy battle between Trump and his Democratic opponents. DeSantis had trailed in almost every poll leading up to Election Day, but he parlayed Trumps strong endorsements in the Republican primary and general election to pull off an upset. Gillum would have been the first Democrat elected to the office since 1994, and the states first-ever African-American governor.Scott spent nearly two weeks off the campaign trail to respond to Hurricane Michael, which pummeled several counties in the Florida Panhandle and was responsible for dozens of deaths.The two candidates disagreed on issues rang-ing from gun control to environmental policy to health care. Nelson was a strong supporter of the federal health care overhaul pushed into law by President Barack Obama, while Scott had called for the law to be repealed and replaced.Scott, however, was forced to air a television ad in which he promised to retain the current plans consumer protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Florida is among the states that are part of a lawsuit challenging the overhaul. The lawsuit was handled by Attorney General Pam Bondi and Scott maintained that he was not consulted about it before it was filed. But after he was aware of it, he remained largely silent until it became an issue in the campaign.Differences between Scott and Nelson took a back seat to mutual dis-paragement and personal attacks, as well as Scotts links to Trump. At first Scott distanced himself from the president, but in the final week of the race he showed up at two polit-ical rallies Trump held in Florida. SENATEFrom Page A1Whitaker, a former United States attorney from Iowa, as acting attorney general. Whitaker has criticized special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into potential coordination between the presidents Republican campaign and Russia.The resignation was the culmination of a toxic relationship that frayed just weeks into the attorney generals tumultuous tenure, when he stepped aside from the Mueller investigation.Trump blamed the deci-sion for opening the door to the appointment of Muel-ler, who took over the Russia investigation and began examining whether Trumps hectoring of Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct justice and stymie the probe.Asked whether Whitaker would assume control over Muellers investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said Whitaker would be in charge of all matters under the purview of the Depart-ment of Justice.Ž The Justice Department did not announce a departure for Deputy Attorney Gen-eral Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller more than a year and a half ago and has closely overseen his work since then.Whitaker once opined about a situation in which Trump could fire Sessions and then appoint an acting attorney general who could stifle the funding of Muellers probe.So I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced with a recess appointment and that attorney general doesnt fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt,Ž Whitaker said during an interview with CNN in July 2017.Asked if that would be to dwindle the special coun-sels resources, Whitaker responded, Right.ŽIn an op-ed for CNN, Whitaker wrote: Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 electionmeddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing.ŽThe relentless attacks on Sessions came even though the Alabama Republican was the first U.S. senator to endorse Trump and despite the fact that his crime-fighting agenda and priorities „ particularly his hawkish immigration enforcement policies „ largely mirrored the presidents. But the relationship was irreparably damaged in March 2017 when Sessions, acknowledging previously undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador and citing his work as a campaign aide, recused himself from the Russia investigation.The decision infuriated Trump, who repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse. The recusal left the investigation in the hands of Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as spe-cial counsel two months later after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey.The rift lingered for the duration of Sessions tenure, and the attorney general, despite praising the presidents agenda and hewing to his priorities, never managed to return to Trumps good graces.The deteriorating relationship became a soap opera stalemate for the administration. Trump belittled Sessions but, per-haps following the advice of aides, held off on firing him. The attorney general, for his part, proved determined to remain in the position until dismissed. A logjam broke when Republican senators who had publicly backed Sessions began signaling a willingness to consider a new attorney general.In attacks delivered on Twitter, in person and in interviews, Trump called Sessions weak and belea-guered, complained that he wasnt more aggressively pursuing allegations of corruption against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and called it disgracefulŽ that Sessions wasnt more serious in scrutinizing the origins of the Russia investigation for possible law enforcement bias „ even though the attorney general did ask the Justice Departments inspector general to look into those claims.The broadsides escalated in recent months, with Trump telling a television interviewer that Sessions had never had controlŽ of the Justice Department and snidely accusing him on Twitter of not protect-ing Republican interests by allowing two GOP con-gressmen to be indicted before the election.Sessions endured most of the name-calling in silence, though he did issue two public statements defending the department, including one in which he said he would serve with integrity and honorŽ for as long as he was in the job.The recusal from the Russia investigation allowed him to pursue the conservative issues he had long championed as a senator, often in isolation among fellow Republicans.He found satisfaction in being able to reverse Obama-era policies that he and other conservatives say flouted the will of Congress, including by encouraging prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges they could and by promoting more aggressive enforcement of federal marijuana law. He also announced media leak crackdowns, tougher policies against opioids and his Justice Department defended a since-abandoned administration policy that resulted in par-ents being separated from their children at the border.His agenda unsettled liberals who said that Sessions focus on tough prosecutions marked a return to failed drug war tactics that unduly hurt minorities and the poor, and that his rollbacks of protections for gay and transgender people amount to discrimination.Some Democrats also considered Sessions too eager to do Trumps bidding and overly receptive to his grievances.Sessions, for instance, directed senior prosecutors to examine potential corruption in a uranium field transaction that some Republicans have said may have implicated Clinton in wrongdoing and benefited donors of the Clinton Foundation. He also fired one of the presidents primary antag-onists, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, just before he was to have retired „ a move Trump hailed as a great day for democracy.Ž SESSIONSFrom Page A1Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott thanks his wife Ann as he speaks to supporters at an election watch party on Wednesday in Naples. [WILFREDO LEE/AP]

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Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared as the S&P 500 index closed at its highest level in four weeks.Democrats won control of the House of Representatives while Republicans kept a majority in the Senate, as most polls had suggested. It's not clear how the divided Congress will work with Republican President Donald Trump, but if the possibilities for compromise and big agenda items seem limited, Wall Street is fine with that because it means politics is that much less likely to crowd out the performance of the strong U.S. economy."The market likes when what it expects to happen happens," said JJ Kinahan, chief markets strategist for TD Ameritrade. "We haven't had that happen in a little while, when you think about major events like Brexit or the presidential election."The S&P 500 index climbed 58.44 points, or 2.1 percent, to 2,813.89. The index has risen six out of the last seven days to recover most of the losses it suffered in October.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 545.29 points, or 2.1 percent, to 26,180.30. The Nasdaq composite climbed 194.79 points, or 2.6 percent, to 7,570.75. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 26.06 points, or 1.7 percent, to 1,582.16. Three-fourths of the stocks on the New York Stock Exchange traded higher.Historically markets have performed well after midterm elections and with split con-trol of Congress.Stocks are off to a strong start in November, and the S&P 500 is up 3.8 percent so far this month. That fol-lows a swoon in October that knocked the S&P 500 down nearly 7 percent as investors worried about rising interest rates and the U.S.-China trade dispute.High-growth stocks took an especially brutal beating last month. Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, said it will be worth watching to see if investors are willing to buy those stocks again or if they continue to prefer slowergrowing, more "defensive" companies like utilities and household goods makers.On Wednesday investors bet on growth. Amazon jumped 6.9 percent to $1,755.49 and Microsoft gained 3.9 percent to $111.96, while Google's parent com-pany, Alphabet, picked up 3.6 percent to $1,108.24.Steady, "defensive" stocks lagged the rest of the stock market. Those companies, which include utilities and household goods makers, tend to do well when stocks are in turmoil, but they're less appealing when investors are betting on economic growth. Industrial companies made strong gains, but they didn't do as well as the rest of the market. While some investors hope that Trump and Con-gressional leadership will pass an infrastructure stimulus bill, they've had those hopes dashed more than once since he took office.It's not clear how the elec-tions will affect the Trump policy Wall Street might be most concerned about: the trade dispute with China. Trump has imposed taxes of up to 25 percent on $250 billion of Chinese imports and threatened additional tariffs on top of those. Beijing has responded with tariffs on $110 billion of American goods.A primary concern in Asia is the potential for trade ten-sions to hobble growth for export-reliant economies.Economists at S&P Global, Oxford Economics and the Bank of America all agreed that government gridlock will likely result from the Democrats winning control of the House. But they don't think a stalemate will automatically hinder economic growth.It's more likely that govern-ment will play less of a role in spurring economic growth in 2019 and 2020. As a result, the health of the global economy, interest rates set by the Fed-eral Reserve, and spending by U.S. consumers and compa-nies will have a bigger impact on determining the pace of growth.Tech and health care lead US stock surge after midterms

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 After a tough campaign and razor thin finish, Ron DeSantis is governor-elect of Florida. Its a victory to be proud of, and we congratulate the man who, until recently, represented Volusia and Flagler counties in Congress. DeSantis platform emerged late in the race, but he has clearly identified some of the biggest challenges facing Florida: Building its economy and creating a businessfriendly environment that encourages the development of good jobs. Protecting its fragile coastline from the ravages of pollution and the threat of sea level rise. Meeting the states infrastructure needs, including transportation. One of his first challenges, however, should be inspired by the narrowness of his victory. After a campaign that often veered toward the rancorous, DeSantis should work to build bridges across Floridas political spectrum. His mentor, President Donald Trump, claims to have perfected the art of the deal. DeSantis should put that skill „ and his own youthful energy „ to work, building a coalition of innovative-thinking Republicans and Democrats that can carry Florida into the future. DeSantis will have the opportunity to define himself more fully in the coming months, and he should take it. This state faces massive challenges: It ranks catastrophically low on national comparisons of public-school performance and personal income (particularly for working families with children). Florida is also on the front lines of the battle to spare a way of life increasingly threatened by rising sea level. For Floridians to weather the coming storms, they need a governor who is present and grounded in state issues „ who makes the people of this state his priority. DeSantis will have powerful allies for whatever he chooses to pursue. Start with Trump. As one of Trumps most stalwart supporters, DeSantis is perfectly positioned to shine a spotlight on Floridas biggest needs, including a very real crisis with opioid use, a desperate need for better mental-health services and a need for infrastructure to fight sea-level rise. Florida is a donor state,Ž sending more tax dollars to Washington than it claims in federal spending. That should be the governors first topic of conversation with the president. On the state level, GOP control of the Florida Legislature could allow DeSantis agenda „ when he defines it „ to sail through. And DeSantis will be handed three SupremeCourt picks that will likely set the course of Floridas seven-member Supreme Court for a decade or more. But before he dives in, DeSantis might want to take a look at his erstwhile opponents plan. In an interview earlier this week with the Tampa Bay Times, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said one of his first calls would be to former Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush has valuable advice for DeSantis, because he, too, went into the Governors Mansion with the expectation that hed been handed the keys to Florida government with a Republican-controlled Legislature. Instead, he faced intense and often painful negotiations with lawmakers who had their own priorities. In the long run, Bushs counsel might be far more informative to DeSantis than Trumps. DeSantis should also remember that, though the GOP has held onto the quadfectaŽ of control in Tallahassee „ House, Senate, governors office and Supreme Court „ that happened by only the narrowest of margins. Florida voters have placed their trust in DeSantis to put their needs first, and that means all Floridians.OUR OPINIONCongratulations to Gov.-Elect Ron DeSantis ANOTHER OPINION I spend a lot of time urging people to vote. But it occurred to me (on Monday) that I had never delivered that message to my niece, Elise Hall, who turned 18 in July. Was she even registered to vote? Elise graduated from high school this past spring and now juggles a job and classes at a local college. I knew she was civic-minded; in high school, she volunteered her time and expertise doing hair and makeup for women in homeless shelters. But I had a feeling that voter registration might not have been on her to-do list. Turns out that she had registered online „ good for her! „ or at least she tried to. She got back a form saying she still had to sign something. I looked her up on lavote.net and she wasnt listed as registered. That didnt surprise me. Maybe her name hadnt made it into the system yet. So I decided we should just go for it: Show up at the polls and see if they would let her vote „ at least by provisional ballot. When she was 3, I had taken her trickor-treating, along with her mother and brother, holding her hand as she climbed up stairs to houses, clutching her jack-o-lantern bucket with her other hand. Now I wanted to take her voting. Hand-holding optional. She was game. She enlisted her lifelong friend, Sam MizrahiPowell, to come along. When I showed up at her home, it was sunny and breezy and the air was tinged with the smell of salt from the ocean. Good voting weather. On the drive over to her polling place at a school district office, we talked of matters small and large. Elise had spent the entire weekend at a music festival in Long Beach, where every performer had told the audience to go vote. Yet she worried that not everyone gets the opportunity to vote and use their voice.Ž She also struggled, as many voters do, with the feeling that she was a very small cog in a large machine. I think my vote is important, but I am kind of discouraged that it wont mean that much,Ž she said. Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom also came up in discussion. He reminds me of a guy out of Scandal,Ž she mused. Come to think of it, he does look like a character on a soap opera. Inside the tiny polling place, as we suspected, Elise was not on the rolls. But they offered her a provisional ballot and she took it into a booth. She had no trouble filling it out (full disclosure: she went in armed with a list of L.A. Times endorsements), the only mystery being what to do with the foot-long ballot after she was done. I showed her how to stick it in the machine. I stepped back and snapped a few pictures of her. First election, huh?Ž a poll worker asked, chuckling. Good thing ballot selfies arent illegal in California, unlike 18 other states with irrational fears about voter fraud. Sam, who is an intern at a movie production company, had already voted by mail. He was surprised by how long the voter pamphlet was. He had pored over it, reading the ballot analysis for both sides of every measure. I wish we could have voted for certain parts of the propositions and not others,Ž he said. Dont we all. Carla Hall wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comIn 2004, nearly 80 percent of Irish voters decided to end birthright citizenship. In its coverage the BBC said, The government said change was needed because foreign women were traveling to Ireland to give birth in order to get an EU passport for their babies.Ž In 1986, The Australian Citizenship Amendment provided that a child born in that country must have at least one parent who is an Australian citizen. While Portuguese citizenship laws are more complicated due to the existence of former colonies, the laws of that country state that children born to tourists or short-term visitorsŽ do not automatically acquire citizenship. According to worldatlas.com, 30 countries, including the United States and Canada, offer birthright citizenship, most of the other 28 are either small or like Venezuela where the International Monetary Fund predicts inflation could top 1 million percent by years end, and where people are more likely clamoring to leave than to get in and give birth. Clearly a magnet for pregnant women to step over our border and give birth is the instant citizenship their child acquires. When older, that child can then bring in relatives who can also receive all sorts of benefits, including free education and health care. Who wouldnt want a deal like that? Its almost as good as the benefits Congress votes itself. American citizenship should not be like a Cracker Jack prize. Read the Senate debate over what became the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and learn about the intentions of its architects, which was to guarantee equal rights for recently freed slaves and their children. It was also a rebuke to the Dred Scott decision, which declared that African Americans were not and could not be citizens of the United States and to Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution of 1787, which said that for purposes of representation in Congress, enslaved blacks in a state would be counted as three fifths of all other Persons.Ž This is why original intentŽ is important. The words concerning the 14th Amendment „ one from a Republican, the other from a Democrat „ are instructive in understanding its purpose and meaning. Sen. Jacob Howard (R-MI), who wrote the citizenship clause, said of the amendment: This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, [or] who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.Ž Sen. Lyman Trumbull (D-IL), who chaired the Judiciary Committee, concurred, saying of the clause subject to the jurisdiction thereofŽ that it meant not owing allegiance to anybody else and being subject to the complete jurisdiction of the United States.Ž This was understood to also include Native Americans who were then subject to the jurisdiction of their own tribal laws. Sen. Howard responded: I concur entirely with the honorable senator from Illinois in holding that the word jurisdiction, as here employed, ought to be construed so as to imply a full and complete jurisdiction on the part of the United States ... that is to say, the same jurisdiction in extent and quality as applies to every citizen of the United States now.Ž If you prefer a more recent opinion, here is Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) in 1983: If making it easy to be an illegal alien isnt enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides. And thats a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense at country-run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?Ž I concur with Trumbull, Howard and Reid and so should the rest of us, if we are to keep Americas culture from being overwhelmed and destroyed. Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.ANOTHER OPINIONEnding birthright citizenship makes sense Cal Thomas You cant just tell young people to go out and vote

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASKETBALL B2FSU OPENS SEASON BY THRASHING FLORIDA Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Members of the Mount Dora Christian Academy cross country team go on a training run earlier this season. The Bulldogs will try for their second consecutive state title on Saturday in Tallahassee. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comMount Dora Christian Acad-emys cross country teams just keep rolling along. The Bulldogs boys and girls teams rode sterling efforts in the Class 1A-Region 3 finals to earn berths into Saturdays FHSAA state finals and will lead a solid contingent of area teams and individuals to Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.The MDCA boys team „ which will be bidding for its second straight state title „ took first and second place and placed five runners in the top 13 to cruise at Fridays regional finals at Holloway Park in Lakeland. The Bulldogs easily won the team title with 35 points, 85 points ahead of sec-ond-place Lakeland Christian.Gabe Curtis won the individual title by covering the 5-kilometer course in 16 min-utes, 12 seconds. He was 24.14 seconds ahead of teammate Jackson Pruim, who finished second.Curtis brother, Mitchell, was seventh with a time of 17:19.03. Sebastian DeLeon (17:47.09) and Thomas Valente (17:47.58) rounded out the quintet of Bulldogs in the top 13 by finishing 12th and 13th, respectively.In the girls Class 1A-3 finals, MDCA transferred into the state finals with a sixth-place finish. The Bulldogs totaled 176 points, well off the pace established by Winter Park Circle Christian, who won the regional title with 37 points.Senior Brianna Hall was the top finisher for MDCA, coming home in 12th place with a time of 20:57.09. Rachel Horsford (22:20.66), a seventh grader, recorded the second-best finish for the Bulldogs with a 28th-place finish.At the Class 2A-2 finals on Saturday at Weeki Wachee State Preserve, Montverde Academy won the girls team title with 37 points. The Villages (116 points) finished third and Tavares (142) earned a sixth-place finish.Buffalo senior Rebecca Clark won individual honors with a time of 17:47.00 to finish more than 17 seconds ahead of Montverde Academy fresh-man Lily Henne (18:04.08). HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ Kevin Harvicks bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback Wednesday when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race because his winning car failed inspection after Texas Motor Speedway.The discovery of an ille-gally modified spoiler, made during a detailed post-race inspection after the No. 4 Ford returned to NASCARs Research and Development Center following Sundays race, negates the automatic berth Harvick earned into the final four. The rule violated states that spoilers must be used exactly as sup-plied from the manufacturer and not altered.On top of losing his spot in next weekends finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick must also close out the final two races of the season without crew chief Rodney Childers and car chief Robert Smith. Both were suspended for two races, and Childers also was fined $75,000.Harvick was docked 40 driver points, and Stewart-Haas Racing was docked 40 owner points as well. Harvick enters this weekends race at Phoenix fourth among the remaining eight playoff drivers, three points above the cutline. Should there be a tie for the final transfer spot, Harvick would not be eligible to use the Texas victory in the tiebreaking procedure. Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition at SHR, said the team will not appeal the penalties. Tony Gibson will be Harvicks interim crew chief and Nick DeFazio Harvick stripped of berthKevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas. [AP PHOTO/LARRY PAPKE] Car failed inspection a er win at Texas Motor Speedway By Fred GoodallThe Associated PressTAMPA „ It doesnt matter if Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick is at quarterback for the Buccaneers. A porous defense keeps undermining Tampa Bays chances of winning.The Bucs (3-5) have lost five of six following a 2-0 start. Neither changing quarterbacks nor firing defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been an answer to ending a tailspin thats dropped the team into a familiar hole: last place in the NFC South, where theyve finished six of the past seven seasons.I dont think the past equals the future,Ž coach Dirk Koetter said after Sundays 42-28 loss to the Carolina Panthers, a game the Bucs trailed 35-7 at one point. Weve got to play better football, more consistent football. We have to get off to better starts. Weve got to be in the hunt in (the) turnover battle.ŽThe Bucs are first in the NFL in passing offense and second in total yards. But well as theyve moved the ball through eight games, theyre just as bad defensively in allowing a league-high 275 points (34.4 per game) and ranking 30th among 32 teams against the pass.To make matters worse, Tampa Bay hasnt forced a turnover in a club-record five consecutive games.Winston lost his start-ing job after throwing four interceptions two weeks Bucs search for answers on defenseTampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, left, challenges a call during a game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. [AP PHOTO/NELL REDMOND] By Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida State needed to shake things up so Willie Taggart has turned over the play-calling duties to his offensive coordinator.Taggart said hes not a big ego guyŽ and after a rocky start in his first season as the Seminoles (4-5, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) head coach, he opted to let offensive coordinator Walt Bell call plays in the 47-28 loss at North Carolina State. Despite losing, Bell will call the shots against this week against third-ranked Notre Dame (9-0, No. 4 CFP). I thought Walt did a good job of calling plays,Ž Taggart said. Obviously, we didnt get the win but I thought him doing that was good, and allowing me to see and be a part of other things within our program. I thought I was able to interact with our play-ers a lot better, a lot more on the sidelines when I needed to.ŽIts a major change for Taggart, who called the plays in 2015-16 when he was at South Florida and in 2017 at Oregon. His USF offense was No. 4 nationally in scoring offense (43.8 points) in 2016 and the Ducks were 18th (36 points) in 2017. Taggart hasnt had that kind of success with the Seminoles.Florida State is 106th in the FBS in scoring (23.8 points), struggling behind an injury-depleted and inconsistent Taggart hands play-calling duties to assistantFlorida State head coach Willie Taggart directs his players during a game against North Carolina State on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS SEWARD] MDCA boys look for repeat at state cross country meet See HARVICK, B3 See BUCS, B3 See TAGGART, B3 See RUN, B3Making a title run

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B2 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV BOXING 11 p.m. ESPN2 „ Jesus Soto Karass vs. Neeco Macias, junior middleweights, at Indio, Calif. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. BTN „ New Orleans at Northwestern COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPNU „ NC Central at Bethune-Cookman 7:30 p.m. ESPN „ Wake Forest at NC State GOLF 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic, “ rst round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, “ rst round, at Phoenix 11 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Blue Bay LPGA, third round, at Hainan Island, China 3 a.m. (Friday) GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge, second round, at Sun City, South Africa MLB BASEBALL 4:30 a.m. (Friday) MLB „ Japan All-Star Series, Game 1, MLB AllStars vs. Yomuiuri Giants, at Tokyo NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT „ Houston at Oklahoma City 10:30 p.m. TNT „ Milwaukee at Golden State NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. FOX & NFL „ Carolina at Pittsburgh NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. SUN „ N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay SOCCER 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ Women, International friendly, Portugal vs. United States, at Estoril, Portugal 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 USL Cup, teams and site TBA 10:30 p.m. FS1 „ MLS playoffs, Western Conference semi“ nals, Leg 2, team TBA at SeattleBy Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida State reached the Elite Eight in March with a tenacious defense. The Seminoles opened the season with more of the same, frus-trating their in-state rival from the opening tip.P.J. Savoy scored 20 points with five 3-pointers, Trent For-rest added 13 points and five assists, and No. 17 Florida State opened with an 81-60 win over Florida on Tuesday night.Terance Mann had nine points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Seminoles, who won their fifth straight game against Florida. They led 31-20 at the half and never looked back, leading by as many as 35 points and using an aggressive defense to stifle the Gators.It starts with the Seminole defense,Ž Florida coach Mike White said. These guys are tough and long. Unbelievably long, of course, with (7-foot-4 Christ) Koumadje on the court. And disciplined. Its no wonder that they had the year that they had last year.ŽFlorida State dominated by making 23 of 48 shots from the floor and 11 of 23 3-pointers. But the Seminoles also had nine steals and held Florida to just 19 of 53 from the floor.It was just one game in what is a long season, but it was an impressive debut for a Florida State squad that is deep but was without star for-ward Phil Cofer.Were just starting to figure out who we are,Ž Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. We played a good bas-ketball game tonight against a good basketball team. But we still have a long way to go. We dont want to get too far ahead of ourselves.ŽFlorida State nearly secured the most lop-sided victory in a rivalry that dates to 1951. The largest prior rout for the Seminoles was an 88-63 win in December 1969.Deaundrae Ballard scored 13 points off the bench and freshman Andrew Nembhard had 12 points for Florida. The Gators also made just 6 of 24 3-pointers. Savoy helps No. 17 FSU beat Florida 8160Florida States P.J. Savoy works against the defense of Floridas Kevaughn Allen during the “ rst half of a game Tuesday in Tallahassee. [AP PHOTO/STEVE CANNON] COLLEGE FOOTBALL College Schedule WEDNESDAY MIDWEST Ohio (6-3) at Miami (Ohio) (3-6), late Toledo (5-4) at N. Illinois (6-3), late TODAY SOUTH NC Central (4-4) at Bethune-Cookman (5-5), 7 p.m. Wake Forest (4-5) at NC State (6-2), 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY EAST Louisville (2-7) at Syracuse (7-2), 7 p.m. FAR WEST Fresno St. (8-1) at Boise St. (7-2), 10:15 p.m. SATURDAY EAST Lafayette (3-6) at Army (7-2), Noon Sacred Heart (6-3) at Duquesne (6-3), Noon Fordham (1-8) at Holy Cross (3-6), Noon Kennesaw St. (8-1) at Monmouth (NJ) (7-2), Noon Wisconsin (6-3) at Penn St. (6-3), Noon CCSU (5-4) at St. Francis (Pa.) (4-5), Noon SMU (4-5) at UConn (1-8), Noon BYU (4-5) at UMass (4-6), Noon TCU (4-5) at West Virginia (7-1), Noon Columbia (4-4) at Brown (1-7), 12:30 p.m. Bucknell (1-8) at Georgetown (4-5), 12:30 p.m. Colgate (8-0) at Lehigh (2-7), 12:30 p.m. Princeton (8-0) at Yale (5-3), 12:30 p.m. Wagner (2-7) at Bryant (5-4), 1 p.m. Albany (NY) (2-7) at New Hampshire (3-6), 1 p.m. Harvard (4-4) at Penn (6-2), 1 p.m. Delaware (7-2) at Stony Brook (6-3), 1 p.m. William & Mary (3-5) at Villanova (4-5), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (7-1) at Cornell (3-5), 1:30 p.m. Virginia Tech (4-4) at Pittsburgh (5-4), 3:30 p.m. Michigan (8-1) at Rutgers (1-8), 3:30 p.m. Clemson (9-0) at Boston College (7-2), 8 p.m. SOUTH Towson (6-3) at Elon (6-2), Noon South Carolina (5-3) at Florida (6-3), Noon Tulsa (2-7) at Memphis (5-4), Noon SE Missouri (7-2) at Murray St. (4-5), Noon Campbell (5-4) at Presbyterian (2-6), Noon Navy (2-7) at UCF (8-0), Noon North Carolina (1-7) at Duke (6-3), 12:20 p.m. Mercer (4-5) at Chattanooga (6-3), 1 p.m. Robert Morris (1-7) at E. Kentucky (5-4), 1 p.m. Troy (7-2) at Georgia Southern (7-2), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (2-7) at Morgan St. (2-7), 1 p.m. Howard (4-4) at Norfolk St. (3-5), 1 p.m. NC A&T (7-2) at Savannah St. (2-6), 1 p.m. Furman (4-4) at VMI (1-8), 1:30 p.m. Grambling St. (5-4) at Alabama A&M (5-4), 2 p.m. Rhode Island (5-4) at James Madison (6-3), 2 p.m. Hampton (5-3) at MVSU (1-7), 2 p.m. Samford (5-4) at The Citadel (3-5), 2 p.m. Charlotte (4-5) at Marshall (5-3), 2:30 p.m. Jackson St. (4-4) at Alabama St. (3-5), 3 p.m. Gardner-Webb (3-6) at Charleston Southern (3-5), 3 p.m. Maine (6-3) at Richmond (3-6), 3 p.m. Jacksonville St. (7-2) at Tennessee St. (3-4), 3 p.m. Tennessee Tech (1-8) at UT Martin (1-8), 3 p.m. Liberty (4-4) at Virginia (6-3), 3 p.m. Mississippi St. (6-3) at Alabama (9-0), 3:30 p.m. North Texas (7-2) at Old Dominion (2-7), 3:30 p.m. Kentucky (7-2) at Tennessee (4-5), 3:30 p.m. Wofford (6-3) at W. Carolina (3-6), 3:30 p.m. NC Central (4-4) at Bethune-Cookman (5-5), 4 p.m. SC State (3-5) at Florida A&M (6-3), 4 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (2-6) at Nicholls (6-3), 4 p.m. East Carolina (2-6) at Tulane (4-5), 4 p.m. Arkansas St. (5-4) at Coastal Carolina (5-4), 5 p.m. W. Kentucky (1-8) at FAU (4-5), 5 p.m. Georgia St. (2-7) at Louisiana-Lafayette (4-6), 5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (5-4) at South Alabama (2-7), 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-8) at Southern U. (5-3), 5 p.m. Auburn (6-3) at Georgia (8-1), 7 p.m. Miami (5-4) at Georgia Tech (5-4), 7 p.m. Rice (1-9) at Louisiana Tech (6-3), 7 p.m. North Greenville (4-5) at North Alabama (6-3), 7 p.m. McNeese St. (6-3) at Northwestern St. (3-6), 7 p.m. Southern Miss. (4-4) at UAB (8-1), 7:30 p.m. MIDWEST Stetson (7-1) at Butler (3-6), Noon Akron (4-4) at E. Michigan (5-5), Noon Maryland (5-4) at Indiana (4-5), Noon Kansas (3-6) at Kansas St. (3-6), Noon Ohio St. (8-1) at Michigan St. (6-3), Noon Vanderbilt (4-5) at Missouri (5-4), Noon Illinois (4-5) at Nebraska (2-7), Noon N. Iowa (5-4) at Youngstown St. (3-6), Noon Morehead St. (3-6) at Dayton (4-5), 1 p.m. Illinois St. (5-4) at Indiana St. (6-3), 1 p.m. Marist (5-4) at Drake (5-3), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (4-5) at E. Illinois (2-7), 2 p.m. S. Dakota St. (5-3) at S. Illinois (2-7), 2 p.m. W. Illinois (5-4) at South Dakota (3-6), 2 p.m. Jacksonville (2-6) at Valparaiso (1-8), 2 p.m. Bowling Green (1-8) at Cent. Michigan (1-9), 3 p.m. N. Dakota St. (9-0) at Missouri St. (3-5), 3 p.m. Portland St. (4-5) at North Dakota (4-5), 3 p.m. Northwestern (5-4) at Iowa (6-3), 3:30 p.m. Baylor (5-4) at Iowa St. (5-3), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (5-4) at Minnesota (4-5), 3:30 p.m. South Florida (7-2) at Cincinnati (8-1), 7 p.m. Florida St. (4-5) at Notre Dame (9-0), 7:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Mississippi (5-4) at Texas A&M (5-4), Noon Middle Tennessee (6-3) at UTEP (1-8), 3 p.m. Oklahoma St. (5-4) at Oklahoma (8-1), 3:30 p.m. Abilene Christian (5-4) at Sam Houston St. (5-4), 3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word (5-4) at Cent. Arkansas (5-4), 4 p.m. Houston Baptist (1-8) at Lamar (5-4), 4 p.m. Appalachian St. (6-2) at Texas St. (3-6), 4 p.m. Temple (5-4) at Houston (7-2), 7 p.m. FIU (6-3) at UTSA (3-6), 7 p.m. LSU (7-2) at Arkansas (2-7), 7:30 p.m. Texas (6-3) at Texas Tech (5-4), 7:30 p.m. FAR WEST UCLA (2-7) at Arizona St. (5-4), 2 p.m. N. Colorado (2-8) at Montana St. (5-4), 3 p.m. New Mexico (3-6) at Air Force (3-6), 3:30 p.m.Washington St. (8-1) at Colorado (5-4), 3:30 p.m. San Jose St. (1-8) at Utah St. (8-1), 4 p.m. UC Davis (8-1) at E. Washington (7-2), 4:05 p.m. Davidson (5-4) at San Diego (7-2), 5 p.m. Oregon (6-3) at Utah (6-3), 5:30 p.m. Montana (5-4) at Idaho (4-5), 6:30 p.m. Weber St. (7-2) at S. Utah (1-8), 7 p.m. Idaho St. (6-3) at Cal Poly (3-6), 7:05 p.m. N. Arizona (3-6) at Sacramento St. (3-6), 9 p.m. Oregon St. (2-7) at Stanford (5-4), 9 p.m. Colorado St. (3-6) at Nevada (5-4), 10:30 p.m. UNLV (2-7) at San Diego St. (7-2), 10:30 p.m. California (5-4) at Southern Cal (5-4), 10:30 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 7 2 0 .778 270 202 Miami 5 4 0 .556 187 225 N.Y. Jets 3 6 0 .333 198 213 Buffalo 2 7 0 .222 96 241 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 184 Tennessee 4 4 0 .500 134 141 Jacksonville 3 5 0 .375 134 170 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 231 213 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 5 2 1 .688 227 188 Cincinnati 5 3 0 .625 221 237 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 160 Cleveland 2 6 1 .278 190 247 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 8 1 0 .889 327 226 L.A. Chargers 6 2 0 .750 220 180 Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 213 Oakland 1 7 0 .125 141 252 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 5 3 0 .625 160 172 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 178 156 Dallas 3 5 0 .375 154 151 N.Y. Giants 1 7 0 .125 150 205 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 7 1 0 .875 279 218 Carolina 6 2 0 .750 220 180 Atlanta 4 4 0 .500 228 226 Tampa Bay 3 5 0 .375 229 275 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 5 3 0 .625 235 153 Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 204 Green Bay 3 4 1 .438 192 204 Detroit 3 5 0 .375 180 210 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 8 1 0 .889 299 200 Seattle 4 4 0 .500 188 156 Arizona 2 6 0 .250 110 199 San Francisco 2 7 0 .222 207 239 COLLEGE BASKETBALL College Scores Tuesdays games EAST Army 73, Marist 69 Boston College 73, Milwaukee 53 Boston U. 77, Northeastern 74 Buffalo 82, St. Francis (Pa.) 67 CCSU 75, Hartford 68 Cornell 86, Binghamton 75 Dartmouth 114, Newbury 39 Elon 62, Manhattan 56 Fordham 106, City College of New York 58 Georgetown 68, Md.-Eastern Shore 53 Harvard 78, MIT 66 Holy Cross 93, Sacred Heart 81 LIU Brooklyn 109, New Rochelle 76 Lehigh 85, Monmouth (NJ) 61 NJIT 81, Colgate 78, OT New Hampshire 108, Rivier 54 Pittsburgh 69, Youngstown St. 53 Providence 77, Siena 67 Rhode Island 97, Bryant 63 Seton Hall 89, Wagner 49 St. Johns 76, Loyola (Md.) 55 Stony Brook 77, George Washington 74, OT Syracuse 66, E. Washington 34 Temple 75, La Salle 67 UMass 83, Mass.-Lowell 75 Villanova 100, Morgan St. 77 SOUTH Alabama 82, Southern U. 62 Appalachian St. 125, Mars Hill 62 Auburn 101, South Alabama 58 Austin Peay 114, Oakland City 53 Campbell 97, UNC-Wilmington 93, OT Charleston Southern 100, Columbia International 68 Chattanooga 80, Charlotte 69 Clemson 100, The Citadel 80 Coastal Carolina 91, Ferrum 47 Coll. of Charleston 85, Presbyterian 73 Davidson 83, Cleveland St. 63 Duke 118, Kentucky 84 East Carolina 81, Delaware St. 56 Florida A&M 65, Jacksonville 50 Florida St. 81, Florida 60 Furman 102, Bob Jones 48 Georgia St. 74, ETSU 68 Hampton 110, Mid-Atlantic Christian 58 James Madison 86, Eastern Mennonite 58 LSU 94, SE Louisiana 63 Lipscomb 97, Sewanee 53 Longwood 84, Randolph 56 Louisiana-Lafayette 121, University of the Virgin Islands 80 Louisiana-Monroe 75, Jackson St. 66 Maryland 73, Delaware 67 Memphis 76, Tennessee Tech 61 Middle Tennessee 91, Lees-McRae 69 Morehead St. 102, Kentucky Christian 82 N. Kentucky 102, Wilmington College 38 NC State 105, Mount St. Marys 55 New Orleans 95, Spring Hill 66 Nicholls 86, Mississippi College 58 North Carolina 78, Wofford 67 Northwestern St. 102, Centenary College of Louisiana 62 Old Dominion 67, Navy 44 Penn 72, George Mason 71 Radford 91, Davis & Elkins 57 SC State 99, Brevard College 51 Samford 91, North Alabama 74 South Carolina 65, SC-Upstate 52 South Florida 80, Alabama A&M 63 Southern Miss. 111, Southeastern Baptist College 66 Tennessee 86, Lenoir-Rhyne 41 Troy 95, Fort Valley State 60 UAB 75, Mercer 67 UCF 84, Rider 70 UNC-Greensboro 74, NC A&T 66 UT Martin 91, Cumberland 58 VCU 69, Gardner-Webb 57 VMI 89, Washington College (MD) 56 Vanderbilt 92, Winthrop 79 Virginia 73, Towson 42 MIDWEST Akron 70, Cedarville 50 Ball St. 86, Indiana St. 69 Bowling Green 91, Tif“ n 52 Cent. Michigan 98, Concordia (MI) 67 Creighton 78, W. Illinois 67 E. Michigan 77, Rochester College 67 Green Bay 110, Wisconsin Lutheran 54 Illinois St. 74, Florida Gulf Coast 66 Indiana 104, Chicago St. 55 Iowa St. 79, Alabama St. 53 Kansas 92, Michigan St. 87 Louisiana Tech 71, Wichita St. 58 Loyola of Chicago 76, UMKC 45 Marquette 67, UMBC 42 Michigan 63, Norfolk St. 44 Minnesota 104, Nebraska-Omaha 76 Missouri 68, Cent. Arkansas 55 Missouri St. 84, Oral Roberts 50 N. Illinois 93, Rockford 54 N. Iowa 97, Bemidji State 51 Nebraska 106, MVSU 37 North Dakota 104, Northland College 48 Notre Dame 84, Ill.-Chicago 67 Paci“ c 74, SIU-Edwardsville 65 Purdue 90, Fair“ eld 57 Rio Grande 91, Texas A&M-Commerce 84 S. Dakota St. 79, Grand Canyon 74 Saint Louis 75, SE Missouri 65 Valparaiso 121, Concordia-Chicago 65 W. Michigan 89, Detroit 76 Wisconsin 85, Coppin St. 63 Xavier 82, IUPUI 69 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 107, Arlington Baptist 54 Lamar 79, Huston-Tillotson 59 North Texas 89, Angelo State 55 Rice 80, Saint Leo 64 Sam Houston St. 85, East Texas Baptist 64 Stephen F. Austin 83, Texas Wesleyan 71 Texas 71, E. Illinois 59 Texas Southern 72, Baylor 69 Texas Tech 87, Incarnate Word 37 Texas-Arlington 90, Texas-Tyler 66 Tulsa 73, Alcorn St. 56 UTEP 90, Texas of the Permian Basin 63 FAR WEST Air Force 90, Johnson & Wales (CO) 65 Arizona St. 102, Cal St.-Fullerton 94, 2OT Denver 62, Maine 50 Fresno St. 91, Alaska-Anchorage 63 Gonzaga 120, Idaho St. 79 Loyola Marymount 75, Westcliff University 43 Nevada 86, BYU 70 New Mexico 87, CS Northridge 84 New Mexico St. 73, N. Dakota St. 56 Oregon 84, Portland St. 57 Oregon St. 72, UC Riverside 59 Portland 111, Multnomah 103 S. Utah 109, West Coast Baptist 63 San Diego 83, Weber St. 66 San Diego St. 76, Ark.-Pine Bluff 60 San Francisco 76, UC Davis 42 Southern Cal 83, Robert Morris 62 Stanford 96, Seattle 74 UC Irvine 86, Idaho 68 UC Santa Barbara 76, Wyoming 66 UCLA 96, Fort Wayne 71 Utah St. 101, Montana St. 71 Utah Valley 96, Westminster (UT) 71 Washington 73, W. 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United 2, Columbus advances on penalty kicks 3-2 Real Salt Lake 3, Los Angeles FC 2 Conference Semifinals Home-and-home First leg Eastern Conference Sunday, Nov. 4:Columbus 1, New York 0 Sunday, Nov. 4: Atlanta 1, New York City FC 0 Western Conference Sunday, Nov. 4: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Sunday, Nov. 4: Sporting Kansas City 1, Real Salt Lake 1 Second leg Eastern Conference Sunday, Nov. 11: New York City FC at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11: Columbus at New York, 7:30 p.m. Western Conference Thursday, Nov. 8: Portland at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11: Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, 3 p.m. Conference Championships Home-and-home Eastern Conference First leg Sunday, Nov. 25 Second leg Thursday, Nov. 29 Western Conference First leg Sunday, Nov. 25 Second leg Thursday, Nov. 29 MLS Cup Saturday, Dec. 8 TBD at TBD, 8 p.m. GOLF PGA TOUR MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC at the Mayakoba Resort. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71. Purse: $7.2 million. Winners share: $1,296,000. Television: Today-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Patton Kizzire. Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. FedEx Cup leader: Xander Schauffele. Notes: Jordan Spieth makes his “ rst appearance in Mayakoba, and his “ nal appearance before getting married. ... Rickie Fowler and Tony Finau give the “ eld three of the top 15 players in the world. ... For the second straight week, a fall event on the PGA Tour has a higher strength-of-“ eld rating than the Rolex Series event on the European Tour. ... Chris Stroud is the only player to compete at Mayakoba every year since it began in 2007. ... Abraham Ancer is among seven Mexican professionals in the “ eld, three of whom have full PGA Tour cards. ... Fred Funk won the inaugural tournament at age 50. ... Graeme McDowell is the only player born outside the U.S. to have won in Mayakoba. ... Kizzire, who beat Fowler by one shot last year, won twice in four tournaments when he added a title at the Sony Open. He didnt have another top 10 the rest of the season and got the last spot into the Tour Championship. Next week: RSM Classic. Online: www.pgatour.com PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Phoenix. Course: Phoenix CC. Yardage: 6,763. Par: 72. Purse: $2.5 million. Winners share: $440,000. Television: Today-Saturday, 4-7 p .m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Kevin Sutherland. Last tournament: Scott Parel won the Invesco QQQ Championship. Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer. Notes: Only the top six players have a mathematical chance of winning the Charles Schwab Cup. Langer and Parel have to win the tournament to capture the Cup. The others are Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly, Scott McCarron and David Toms. ... Because Langer is leading, he could still win the Schwab Cup if Parel “ nishes out of the top “ ve, Jimenez is not a runner-up and the other three do not win. Parel could win with a “ nish as low as fourth. ... Steve Stricker (No. 13) is the only player among the 36-man “ eld not playing. Stricker ends the year with $1,196,235 in seven events. Stricker played 12 times on the PGA Tour and earned $582,566. ... Langer has won the Schwab Cup three times in the last four years. Next tournament: PNC Father-Son Challenge on Dec. 14-16. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions EUROPEAN TOUR NEDBANK CHALLENGE Site: Sun City, South Africa. Course: Gary Player CC. Yardage: 7,831. Par: 72. Purse: $7.5 million. Winners share: $1,250,000. Television: Today-Friday, 3-9 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-8 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Branden Grace. Last week: Justin Rose won the Turkish Airlines Open. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Notes: Rory McIlroy is the highest-rated player in the “ eld based on the world ranking (No. 6) and the Race to Dubai (No. 8). ... McIlroy is making his third Rolex Series start of the year. He also played the BMW PGA Championship and the Irish Open. ... Sergio Garcia is making his second start since the Ryder Cup. He won the Andalucia Masters three weeks ago. ... The tournament has been part of the European Tour schedule since 2014. It dates to 1981 as a “ ve-man “ eld, with Johnny Miller defeating Seve Ballesteros in a playoff that lasted nine holes. ... Nick Price defeated Tiger Woods in a playoff in 1998. ... Grace last year became the “ rst South African winner of the Nedbank Challenge since Trevor Immelman in 2007. Next week: DP World Tour Championship. Online: www.europeantour.com LPGA TOUR BLUE BAY LPGA Site: Hainan Island, China. Course: Jian Lake Blue Bay GC. Yardage: 6,675. Par: 72. Purse: $2.1 million. Winners share: $315,000. Television: Today-Friday, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Shanshan Feng. Last week: Nasa Hataoka won the TOTO Japan Classic. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: The tournament started Wednesday to give players a head start returning to Florida for the “ nal event of the year. ... This is the “ fth straight event in Asia, and the “ nal event to qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship. ... The “ eld for the season “ nale includes the top 72 LPGA members and anyone who has won at least one of“ cial LPGA event this year. ... Hataoka became the fourth multiple winner on the LPGA Tour this year, joining Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park and Brooke Henderson. ... Hataoka moved to No. 7 in the world, making her the “ rst Japanese player in the top 10 since Ai Miyazato in June 2013. ... Through 30 of“ cial events this year, the average age of the LPGA Tour winner is 25. Next week: CME Group Tour Championship. Online: www.lpga.com AUTO RACING NASCAR CAN-AM 500 Site: Avondale, Arizona. Schedule: Friday, practice, 1:35 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 7 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 11:30 a.m. (CNBC), practice, 2 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., NBC Track: ISM Raceway (oval, 1 mile). Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps. Last year: Matt Kenseth won the seasons penultimate race. Last race: Kevin Harvick snapped a 10-race winless skid in Texas Fast facts: Joey Logano and Harvick, who held off Ryan Blaney in overtime last week, are locked into the Championship 4. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. would join them as title contenders in Miami with a win in Avondale. ...Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott need a win and help, and Aric Amirola and Clint Bowyer must take “ rst this weekend to remain alive for the title. ...Harvick won the title in 2014, while Logano will be seeking his “ rst career championship. Next race: Ford EcoBoost 400, Nov. 18, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida. Online: http://www.nascar.com XFINITY WHELEN TRUSTED TO PERFORM 200 Site: Avondale. Schedule: Friday, practice, 2:35 p.m. & 4:35 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 12:35 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 3:30 p.m., NBC Track: ISM Raceway. Race distance: 200 laps. Last year: William Byron won after qualifying second. Last race: Cole Custer broke through with his “ rst victory of 2018. Fast facts: Custers victory came at a perfect moment, because it made him the only driver locked into the championship race at Homestead. Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler and Daniel Hemric will also be quali“ ed to compete for the title with a win on Saturday. ...Justin Allgaier, Matt Tifft and Christopher Bell need wins and help for a shot in Miami. ...Bell has won six times in 2018, but back-toback crashes have derailed his title hopes. Next race: Ford EcoBoost 300, Nov. 17, Homestead-Miami Speedway. Online: http://www.nascar.com CAMPING WORLD TRUCK LUCAS OIL 150 Site: Avondale. Schedule: Friday, practice, 10:30 a.m. & 12:05 p.m. (FS2), qualifying, 5:35 p.m. (FS1), race, 8:30 p.m., FS1. Track: ISM Raceway. Race distance: 150 laps. Last year: Johnny Sauter won his second consecutive start. Last race: Justin Haley broke through in Fort Worth. Fast facts: Haley won for the third time this season last week, clinching a spot in the “ nal four. Last year, the 19-year-old Haley only had three top-5 “ nishes „ and zero wins „ in 21 starts. ...Sauter has also clinched a spot in the last four. Six drivers will compete for the last two spots in Arizona. ... Chevrolet announced on Friday that it will have an updated Camaro SS Coupe in the X“ nity Series in 2019 and a new Silverado in the trucks circuit. Next race: Ford EcoBoost 200, Nov. 16, Homestead-Miami Speedway. Online: http://www.nascar.com FORMULA ONE BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX Site: Sao Paulo.Schedule: Friday, practice, 8 a.m. & 12 p.m. (ESPNU); Saturday, practice, 9 a.m. (ESPNEWS), qualifying, 12 p.m.; Sunday, race, 12:10 p.m., ESPN2 Track: Jose Carlos Pace Racetrack (circuit, 2.67 miles) Race distance: 190 miles, 71 laps. Last year: Sebastian Vettel quali“ ed second and “ nished “ rst in Brazil. Last race: Max Verstappen won the race in Mexico, but Lewis Hamilton clinched his “ fth world title. Fast facts: Dont expect Hamilton to go away anytime soon. His contract with Mercedes runs through 2020. ...The series has been visiting this track since 1973. Brazilians won the “ rst three races at Interlagos, with Emerson Fittipaldi victorious in 1973 and 1974 and Carlos Pace crossing “ rst the following year. ...McLaren will bring back former Red Bull Junior Team member Sergio Sette Camara as a test and development driver next season. Camara, 20, is competing in Formula 2. Next race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nov. 25, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Online: http://www.formula1.com NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING NHRA FINALS Site: Pomona, California. Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 4:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, “ nals, 6:37 p.m., FS1 Track: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Last year: Brittany Force closed 2017 with a win in California. Last race: Steve Torrence won in Top Fuel, his “ fth straight victory. Fast facts: That win in Las Vegas gave Torrence his “ rst career world championship. ...J.R. Todd has a 74-point lead over defending world champ Robert Hight in Funny Car. Todd will seek his “ rst career world title at Pomona. ...Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will also be defending Pomona titles. Next race: Season complete. Online: http://www.nhra.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueSEATTLE MARINERS „ Named Paul Davis pitching coach.National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS „ Named Turner Ward hitting coach. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Named Paco Figueroa out“ eld/baserunning coach.American AssociationSIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Signed INF Nathaniel Maggio.Can-Am LeagueCAN-AM LEAGUE „ Named Kevin Winn executive director.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationNBA „ Fined Boston G Kyrie Irving $25,000 for throwing the ball into the spectator stands. LOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Signed C Tyson Chandler.

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 B3offens ive line. The Semi-noles have allowed 28 sacks (117th) and the run game has been woeful, averaging just 76.9 yards per game (128th).Bell could provide a needed change-up. He is considered a rising star in the coaching profession because of his dynamic offenses as a play-caller at Arkansas State (2014-15) and Maryland (2016-17). Taggart and Bell had no prior friendship before he was brought to Florida State but the two coaches favor fast-paced, spread offenses.Quarterback James Blackman made his first start of the season against the Wolfpack, filling in for injured starter Deondre Francois (ribs). Blackman completed 29 of 46 passes while setting career-highs for passing yards (421) and touch-down passes (four).The sophomore was accurate in connecting on 19 of 24 passes through the first three quarters but wasnt able to help the Seminoles rally from a 37-21 deficit in the final quarter.Taggart said he has not decided if Blackman or Francois will start at Notre Dame. TAGGARTFrom Page B1ago. Fitzpatrick flourished early in the season filling in while Winston was serving a three-game suspension. However, in his last three starts the Bucs have been outscored 103-27 in the opening half.Inconsistency on offense has been part of the problem. Shoddy defense has been a recurring theme, even in the games the Bucs have won.Carolina scored on five straight possessions during one stretch of the first half to build a 28-point lead. Fitzpatrick rallied the team within 35-28 in the fourth quarter before the Pan-thers put the game away.The loss dropped the Bucs to 2-3 in games started by Fitzpatrick. Winston, whos thrown 10 interceptions in four games, is 1-2.A common denominator in Tampa Bays three victories is the Bucs have played mostly with the lead and found a way to hold off New Orleans, Philadelphia and Cleve-land late.In the other five games „ all losses „ opponents have compiled double-digit leads in the first half, and the offense has spent the second half trying to make up ground.Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said players have to own the ineffectiveness.Its frustrating, but thats on the players. Its not on the coaches. Its on us, its on me,Ž Pierre-Paul said. Im tired of the coaches saying they have to take it because its up to the players to play ball.ŽKoetter said poor tack-ling was the primary culprit against the Pan-thers. Mistakes on offense and special teams contrib-uted to falling behind by 28 in the second quarter.We actually did start fast on defense,Ž Koetter said Monday. On those five straight drives where they scored, on three of those drives we put them in horrible field position with an interception, two sacks, a punt return and a fake punt.ŽFitzpatrick rallied the team from a big second-half deficit for the second straight week, only to fall short in the end, throwing for 243 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.Not good enough to win, but encouraging enough that Koetter said the 35-year-old will start again Sunday at home against Washington.We know we have the talent, its just we cant keep digging ourselves in these holes, especially on the road,Ž Fitzpatrick said.I dont know that there is an answer or a magical formula or any-thing; its just frustrating right now to not play well and then play well in spurts,Ž the quarterback added. Were just not a very consistent team and not a consistent offense right now.Ž BUCSFrom Page B1 Hennes Montverde Acad-emy teammates, Kendyl Cardwell (18:58.74) and Ryleigh Sperry (19:10.31) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.Tavares senior Savannah Schwab (19:37.27) was eighth and Montverde Academy sophomore Bri-anna Hiers was 13th with a time of 19:57.10.In the boys Class 2A-2 finals, Conrad Prisby and Austin Wyatt, both juniors from The Villages, advanced by finishing in ninthand 12th-place, respectively. Prisby stopped the clock in 16:57.26 and Wyatt broke the tape in 17:00.87.In the girls Class 3A-2 finals at Panther Stadium in Lecanto, Leesburgs Kareena Gladis earned a spot in the state finals with a ninth-place finish. Gladis finished with a time of 19:54.33.In the boys competition, Leesburgs William Troupe recorded a thirdplace finish with a time of 16:23.29.At the Class 4A-1 finals run at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Lake Minneolas Cadi Rowe earned a state finals berth with a third-place finish, Rowe stopped the clock 18:41.05.State golfPaige Wilson has been a regular on the first page of the girls Class 2A state championship leader-board since she burst onto the scene by finishing in a tie for 20th place as a freshman.Since then, shes finished fourth as a sophomore and eighth as a junior.And on Saturday, the South Lake senior wrapped up her high school career by finishing in a seventhplace tie with Plantation American Heritages Kelly Stranahan at Mission Inn Resort and Club. Wilson shot a final round of 78 to finish with a two-day total of 152, eight shots behind Plantation American Her-itage sophomore Casey Weidenfeld, who won with an even-par 144.Wilson opened the 36-hole final with a 2-over 74 on the Las Coli-nas course at Mission Inn. Windy conditions on Saturday created problems for most players, includ-ing Wilson, who ballooned to a 78 on her second trip around the layout.Weidenfeld, who finished fourth in 2017, opened with a 73 and closed with a 71 „ the only player to put up a red number on Saturday.Wilson led the South Lake girls team into the finals. The Eagles finished 16th with a team score of 848, well off the pace set by Plantation American Heritage, which won the state title with a two-day score of 597.In the boys Class 2A final, Mount Dora sophomore Nick Veneziano recorded the highest finish for a local golfer. Veneziano was tied for 43rd place at 26-over par.Plantation American Heritage freshman Clanton Luke won the individual title with an even-par 144. Luke won by three shots following a sizzling final round of 69 over Mission Inns venerable El Campeon course.In team competition, Mount Dora finished 16th with a two-day score of 792. Ponte Vedra led from wire-to-wire, cruising to a seven-shot victory over Plantation American Her-itage with a team score of 598.In the Class 1A girls final, Montverde Academys Claire Jeon recorded the top local finish at 159, good for a five-way tie for 36th place. Elle Folland, from The Villages, was tied for 48th place with a twoday score of 165, and First Academy of Leesburg sixth grader Maggie Potash was tied for 54th at 170.Amanda Miranda from First Academy finished 85th at 246 and her teammates Mandy and Olivia Hutchingson withdrew after the first round.In the girls Class 3A finals, which began Tuesday, East Ridge senior Madyson Moy opened her final round on Wednesday tied for sixth place with an even-par 72. Moy struggled early in her second round, recording two double bogeys and two bogeys in her first 10 holes to fall off the pace.She settled down on the back nine and played her final eight holes at 1-over par to finish with a second round 79 and a two-day total of 151. FA-Leesburg grad earns honorEmma Gray, a former First Academy of Leesburg volleyball standout, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Offensive Player of the Week.A sophomore outside hitter at Lake-Sumter State College, Gray earned the honor for her play during the Lakehawks run to the NJCAA Region 8 champi-onship in New Port Richey.According to LSSC Sports Information Direc-tor Jay Miller, it is likely the first time in program his-tory that a player has been named National Offensive Player of the Week.Gray had 41 kills and 29 digs in three match victories during the week. In the Lakehawks 3-2 win on Sunday against 10thranked Pasco-Hernando State College in the regional championship match, Gray recorded a .338 hitting per-centage and notched her 12th double-double of the season.LSSC, seeded 11th in the national tournament, will play sixth-seeded Lincoln Land Community College from Springfield, Illinois, at 9 p.m. on Nov. 15 in an opening-round match at the Charleston Civic Center. Brady Singer becomes Mr. Two BitsŽFormer University of Florida pitching standout Brady Singer, a Eustis High School graduate, will add a new accolade to his growing resume when he makes an appearance as an honorary Mr. Two BitsŽ on Saturday during Floridas game against South Carolina.Singer, who was a first-round draft choice of the Kansas City Royals in June, will don a tie, yellow shirt and khaki pants to lead the Gator Nation in the traditional pregame cheer at the Swamp.ŽHonestly, I was skep-tical about it, at first,Ž Singer told FloridaGators.com. Its not the kind of thing Im used to doing, even though Im used to throwing the ball around in front of a bunch of people. But they asked and I knew how much of an honor it is, with the people who have done so much for the university and all the great athletes who have done it. Im shocked to be part of that group already.I couldnt turn it down.ŽSaturdays game begins at noon and will be tele-vised on ESPN. RUNFrom Page B1South Lakes Paige Wilson turned in a seventh-place “ nish at the state championships over the weekend in her “ nal high school tournament. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] will be interim car chief.We work tirelessly across every inch of our race cars to create speed and, unfortunately, NASCAR determined we ventured into an area not accommodated by its rule book,Ž Zipadelli said. We will not appeal the penalty. Instead, we will direct our immediate focus to this weekends event in Phoenix and control our destiny on the racetrack.ŽHarvicks win at Texas was his series-leading eighth in 2018 and quali-fied him for Homestead along with Joey Logano. Now, three spots in the finale will be up for grabs Sunday in Phoenix.Harvick won the 2014 Cup Series champion-ship and went to Phoenix that season in a must-win situation to race for the title. He pulled it off and is a nine-time winner at Phoenix, including earlier this year.Harvick has been in NASCARs finale three of the last four years.The penalty is disastrous for SHR, which went into the third round of the playoffs with all four of its drivers eligible for the championship. Logano grabbed the first spot, which meant the best SHR could do was qualify three cars for Homestead. Now, SHR could wind up locked out of the finale outright if Harvick doesnt advance past Phoenix. Aric Almi-rola, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer are all below the cutline and likely need to win at Phoenix to advance. HARVICKFrom Page B1

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B4 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Feb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) A pril21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) A pril29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(Martin TruexJr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona(ErikJones) July14: QuakerState400atKentucky(MartinTruexJr.) July22: NewHampshire301(KevinHarvick) July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono(KyleBusch) Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen(ChaseElliott) Aug.12: PureMichigan400(KevinHarvick) Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol(KurtBusch) Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington(BradKeselowski) Sept.10: Brickyard400atIndianapolis(Brad Keselowski) Sept.16: LasVegas400(BradKeselowski) Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond(Kyle Busch) Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course(RyanBlaney) Oct.7: Delaware400atDover(ChaseElliott) Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega(AricAlmirola) Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas(ChaseElliott) Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville(JoeyLogano) Nov.4: Texas500(KevinHarvick) Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Wasagood timeto rediscover VictoryLane JOEY LOGANO Alleyeson Homestead KYLEBUSCH Canhe match Harvicks eighthwin of18? MARTIN TRUEXJR. RunningOK butneedsa littlemore CHASE ELLIOTT Lotsof pressure thisweek ERIKJONES Stillbestof thenon-Cup hopefuls KURT BUSCH Mr.Wild Card ARIC ALMIROLA Middlename isMichael BRADKESELOWSKIZero-for-18 atPhoenix TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comken.willis@news-jrnl.com RYAN BLANEY Hey,his middlename isMichael, too!FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadto askourselvesGODWINSPICKS FORPHOENIX MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTTheshadowsaregrowinglong onthe2018season,butthe sunneversetsonthepod! Tuneinonlineat w ww.news-journalonline.com/daytonamotormouthsCUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybeafew actualanswersTHREETHINGSTOWATCHTEXAS THREETHINGSWELEARNEDPHOENIX DidKevinHarvickjust becometheCupfavorite again? GODSPEAK: Harvickisthe man.HecalledtheTexaswin afterMartinsvilleand delivered. KENSCALL: Oncehewins againatPhoenix,letssayhe entersHomesteadonaroll. Yep,thefavorite. Whosthebestbettoreach theFinal4bywinningat Phoenix? GODSPEAK: Givenhisrage afterTexas,Imshiftingmy voteovertoAricAlmirolato takethatwin. KENSCALL: IfwereassumingHarvickdoesntwin, ItendtothinkitsChase Elliottsdestinytohaveashot atHomestead. A RICALMIROLAVS.JOEY LOGANO: Almirolahadatop“vecarbut“nishedeighth atTexasbecauseLogano shovedpasthimintheclosinglaps.Almirolais“ghting forhisplayofflifegoinginto Phoenix. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Said Almirola:Ifthatistheway hewantstoracemeƒand weareouthere“ghtingfor ourlives,thatis“ne.When Homesteadcomesaround,ifI amnotin,hewillknowit.Ž WINNER: KevinHarvick RESTOFTOP5: AricAlmirola, MartinTruexJr.,KyleBusch, ChaseElliott FIRSTONEOUT: AlexBowman DARKHORSE: KyleLarson DONTBESURPRISEDIF: Harvickwins.Hecalledhisshot atTexasandcallstheshots atPhoenix.Nowyouretalkingsymmetry?Yes,symmetry.Everythingjustmight beliningupintheproperorderforthe conclusionofthe2018CupSeriesseason. Remember,onthreedifferentoccasions thisyear,adriverputtogetherathree-race winstreak.KevinHarvickdiditbeginningin Week2.KyleBuschfollowedinspring.And BradKeselowskihadhisownhattrickstartinginearlySeptember.Itdbe“ttingtoend theyearwithanother.YoureassumingHarvickwinsPhoenix?Hehasabitofatrackrecordthere,you know.Nineofhis45careerwinshavecome atPhoenix,includingthispastMarch, whenhecappedhisthree-racestreak.If hedoesitagain,hegoestoHomestead withachanceatanotherthree-peatand, ofcourse,thechampionship.Tohelphis cause,letsassumeJoeyLoganowouldbea littlemorecarefularoundaguylikeHarvick.„KenWillis,ken.willis@news-jrnl.com1.KevinHarvick4143 2.KyleBusch4128 3.MartinTruexJr.4125 4.JoeyLogano4119 5.KurtBusch4100 6.ChaseElliott4086 7.AricAlmirola4068 8.ClintBowyer4052 9.RyanBlaney2283 10.BradKeselowski2259 11.DennyHamlin2220 12.KyleLarson2211 13.ErikJones2204 14.JimmieJohnson2195 15.AlexBowman2187 16.AustinDillon2184 17.RyanNewman721 18.RickyStenhouseJr.676 19.PaulMenard672 20.DanielSuarez666 CUPSERIES: Can-Am500 SITE: ISM(Phoenix)Raceway(1-mileoval) SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,1:30p.m.),qualifying(NBCSports Network,7p.m.).Saturday,practice(CNBC, 11:30a.m.;NBCSportsNetwork,2p.m.). Sunday,race(NBC,coveragebeginsat1:30 p.m.;green”ag,2:45p.m.) XFINITY: Whelen200 SITE: ISMRaceway SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,2:30p.m.).Saturday,qualifying (NBCSportsNetwork,12:30p.m.),race (NBC,3:30p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: LucasOil150 SITE: ISMRaceway TVSCHEDULE: Friday,practice(FoxSports 2,10:30a.m.andnoon),qualifying(Fox Sports1,5:30p.m.),race(FoxSports1,8:30 p.m.)1.TheLoganoburnTworacesintotheNASCARCup SeriesRoundof8andJoeyLogano hasapairofhigh-pro“ledrivers givinghimthestink-eye.Logano didabumpandrunonMartinTruex Jr.atMartinsvilleandroughedup AricAlmirolaatTexasduringa laterestart,whichprobablycost Almirola“ve“nishingpositions. BothTruexandAlmirolahave vowed revenge,ifnecessary.Loganos haterslistwilllikelygrowat Phoenix.2.BubbleboysagaHalftheChampionshipRound “eldhasbeendecided.Anyofthe remainingsixhopefulscanwinat PhoenixandgetinforHomestead. Atleastonedriverwillgoinon points.KyleBuschhasaslimthreepointleadonMartinTruexJr.Inthe must-wincategoryareChaseElliott, whoisminus39totheleader,followedbyAricAlmirola(-57)and ClintBowyer(-73).Iam“redup. Letsgo,ŽAlmirolasaid.3.LongtruckersTheNASCARCampingWorld TruckSeriesdoesntgetmuchink onthispagebecausethereisso muchgoingonintheCupSeries. Aftertakingapeekatthisweeks schedule,well,justatipofthe hattothosetruckers.First,itisa 2,100-miledrive.Oncetheygetto ISMRacewayinAvondale,Arizona, theydoalltheirbusinessFriday, startingwithpracticeat10:30a.m. andendingwitharaceat8:30p.m. Chinsup,guys.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comJoeyLoganoissmilingnow,after qualifyingfortheChampionship Round,butishemakingtoomany garage-areaenemiestowinthe title?[AP/PAULSANCYA] 1.HarvickcallsitAfteradisappointing 10th-place“nishat Martinsville,Kevin Harvicksaidhewould turnthingsaround atTexas.Hekepthis promise.Heled177of 337lapsandsurvived threelaterestartsand overtimetowinand gethisgoldenticket totheChampionship Round.2.BuschLeague dayKyleBuschhada rottendayatTexas. He“nished17th.We hadafastcar,Žcrew chiefAdamStevens said.Youspeedon pitroad,yougotothe backandyouhave aloosewheelunder green,thenlosea couplelaps.ŽTheonly goodnewsisthat Buschremainsupin points.3.UnusualveGenerallyspeaking, thedriversstillalivein theNASCARplayoffs hogtop-“vepositions outofdesperation. Threeofthetop“ve driversatTexaswere notchampionshipeligible.RyanBlaney, whostartedonpole, ledthechargeof thelessfortunate withasecond-place showing.„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comKevinHarvickcelebratesontopofhisracecar afterwinningTexas.[AP/LARRYPAPKE]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda Florea CorrespondentIts now or never this weekend if youve been thinking of seeing one of the local plays. Closing this week are Aliens with Extraordinary SkillsŽ and Analog: A New Play by Darryl Pickett,Ž both playing at the Moonlight Warehouse Theatre in Clermont and The Mystery of Edwin DroodŽ at the Melon Patch in Leesburg. For music, the Orange Blossom Opry features young local talent on Friday and the doo-wop 50s-era music with The Crests featuring Tommy Mara on Saturday. The blues/soul/ funk sound of CeCe Teneal & SoulKamotion lights up Mount Dora on Saturday. Stand up comedy takes a melodious turn with Comedy A Cappella! at the Black Box Theater at the Clermont Performing Arts Center on Friday. Get tickets early for Disney and Cameron Mackintoshs Mary Poppins the Broadway MusicalŽ at the IceHouse in Mount Dora opening next weekend. Aliens with Extraordinary SkillsŽ The Moonlight Players in Clermont will close Aliens with Extraordinary SkillsŽ on Sunday. The show is a dark comedy about a clown, Nadia, from the unhappiest country in the world,Ž Moldova, who pins her hopes on a U.S. work visa and is chased by Homeland Security. A deportation letter deflates Nadias enthusiasm and a pair of spike heels might be all it takes to burst her American dream. Directed by Tom Kline. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Warning: adult language. Details: moonlightplayers.com The Mystery of Edwin DroodŽ The Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg closes the interactive comedy/ mystery, The Mystery of Edwin Drood,Ž on Sunday. An adaptation of Charles Dickens uncompleted novel, the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical comedy portrays a riotous and rollicking band of Victorian music hall performers. The audience is invited to participate and choose the ending with a different outcome at every performance. Rupert Holmes, who wrote the piece, was able to play upon the time frame and immerse the audience in the Victorian music hall, a full riotous atmosphere of slapstick humor, bad punchlines and lovely ladies in corsets and bustles,Ž said director Beau Mahurin. There is a lot of direct audience interaction both pre-show and during the voting process itself. The fact that the audience does literally have a stake in the outcome of every performance is what makes it special.Ž Rated PG for some suggestive humor, brief mild language and drug use. Tickets: $9 to $18ON STAGEAliens, Edwin Drood and Analog close this weekend By Gina SalamoneTribune News ServiceRick Grimes was flying high at the end of Sundays Walking DeadŽ episode. Following months of AMC teasing the departure of the zombie shows lead character played by Andrew Lincoln „ and an emotional episode that implied he was dying „ Rick was ultimately rescued by a helicopter carrying him off into the unknown. Better yet, while it was Lincolns end in the series, the actor will go on to star in three AMC original films that focus on continuing his characters story, it was announced on the live aftershow, Talking Dead.Ž The first movie will go into production as early as next year and reveal where Rick is taken and what hes up against in a different region of the zombie apocalypse. The films will be written by Scott Gimple, chief content office for all things Walking Dead.Ž We have a lot on the horizon „ starting with a new epic featuring one of the greatest leading actors in television history and one of the best people Ive Andrew Lincolns nal episode revealed a lotFollowing months of AMC teasing the departure of the lead character on The Walking DeadŽ played by Andrew Lincoln „ and an emotional episode that implied he was dying „ Rick Grimes was ultimately rescued by a helicopter carrying him off into the unknown. [GENE PAGE/AMC] Flowers, music and fair maidens headline a busy weekendBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentFestival season is upon us and there are tons of reasons to get out of the house this weekend! Montverde holds a two-day festival Friday and Saturday and Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire wraps up its two-weekend run in Tavares on Sunday. Mount Dora is busy with the Plant and Garden Fair Saturday and Sunday. Go back in time from Spanish conquistador days to World War II in Bushnell on Sunday or learn how to find African-American ancestors with a genealogy expert on Saturday in Leesburg. Saturday brings wrestlers to Eustis, Elvis makes an appearance in Tavares and Santa is in Clermont. Heres whats On Tap for your weekend: Montverde Day Carnival and Music Festival The 39th annual Montverde Day Carnival and Music Festival will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kirk Park, 17436 Division Street. Activities include carnival contests, magic shows, raffles, dancing, pony rides, petting farm, cake walk, chili cook-off, classic car show and free face painting. Entertainment includes SWITCH, Heritage Band, Classic Airwaves, Rob Nichols and Handpicked. Details: mymontverde.com Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire Gunpowder, treason and plot are some of the drama at the fictional town of Shrewsbury during the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire for the final weekend Saturday and Sunday near Lake Idamere Park, 12835 County Landfill Road in Tavares. Reenactors bring the Renaissance to life with a village, events, a feast LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this WEEKEND 24TH MOUNT DORA PLANT AND GARDEN FAIR: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Donnelly Park in downtown Mount Dora. Go to www.mountdoraplantandgardenfair.org. [PAUL RYAN/CORRESPONDENT] SWITCH Back to the Eighties is one of the bands performing at the 39th Annual Montverde Day Carnival and Music Festival. [FACEBOOK] See REVIEW, C6 See TAP, C6 See STAGE, C6

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JanelleMonaeon LaurynHill,vinyland DirtyComputerByMesfinFekaduTheAssociatedPressNEWYORK„Janelle Monaedoesntremember thefirstalbumsheowned asachild,butthefirstone shespentherhard-earned moneyon?TheMiseducationofLaurynHill.Ž Ijustconnectedwith Laurynonmanylevels.The factthatshewasayoung b lackwomaninAmerica „shelookedlikealotof thewomeninmyfamily. ...Ijustlovedhowshewas abletobringherreligious b ackground,hersingingand actingbackgroundtogether (and)herhip-hopbackground,ŽMonaerecalled ofHill,whosesolodebut celebratesits20thanniversarythisyearandwasthe firsthip-hopprojecttowin theGrammyforalbumofthe year. Thefactthatshewasall ofher(self)onherproject feltinspiringtome,andIfelt likeIcouldbeallofmeandI didnthavetopickonepart ofme.Ž Monaemightbemusics closestheirtoHill:Shesan artisticperformerknownfor thought-provokinglyrical content„inrappingand singing„andherriveting rolesinMoonlightŽand HiddenFiguresŽestablishedthatmusicisntthe onlyartformsheshinesin. Whileshehasanothermovie, WelcometoMarwenŽwith SteveCarellcomingoutin December,shehadtoturn downsomerolestofocuson latestalbum:Theywenton togotoamazingpeoplethatI respectandadmireandwant toseeshine.Ž MonaespoketoThe AssociatedPressasshewas surroundedbymusic,literally„standinginthemiddle ofGoodRecordsNYC,the small,basementvinylshop inManhattansEastVillage.Shewalkedaround, lookingatthevariousfaces onthewall„someimmediatelyrecognizable,others not-so-much. WhatIloveaboutrecord storesispeoples(album) coversusedtobesoamazing, thatyoujustdiscoveran artistjustbasedofftheirartworkontheircoversandtheir faces,Žshesaid.Becausea lotofthesefolksImlookingat,Iveneverheardof andnowImsointerestedto listentoalloftheiralbums becauseoftheincredible coverarttheyhave.Ž DirtyComputer,Ž Monaeslatestalbum,unfortunatelyisntavailableatthe store:Thatsbecauseitsold out. Icantbelievemyvinyl soldout.Man,thatsamazing.Iwantedtoseeit,Žshe said. Thealbum,herthird full-lengthproject,came fiveyearsaftershereleased TheElectricLadyŽandis anothercriticaleffortinthe multipleGrammynominees catalog.Monaesingsabout liberation,oppression,love andmoreinwhatisclearly hermosthonest,sensual album-to-date. DirtyComputerŽmarks adeparturefromalterego CindiMayweather,the archandroidthatsheused asavehicleforherpast work(thoughshemakes anappearanceintheshort moviethatwasreleased withthealbum).Thealbum titlereferencesthosewho aremarginalizedandtold theyarebugsandviruses (and)thingsthatmakethem uniquehavetobeerased,Ž sheexplained. AmericansŽclosesthe 14-trackalbum,where shesingsaboutequalpay, policebrutalityagainst minorities,racismand same-sexlove(Monae cameoutaspansexual whilepromotingthealbum sixmonthsago).Finding connectionsSinger-rapperJanelleMonaeposesforaportraitOct.18inNewYorktopromoteherlatestalbum DirtyComputer.Ž[TAYLORJEWELL/INVISION/AP] TOP10SONGSOFTHEHOT100LIST 1.GirlsLikeYou, Maroon5FeaturingCardiB 2.SickoMode, TravisScott 3.LucidDreams, JuiceWRLD 4.Happier, Marshmello&Bastille 5.BetterNow, PostMalone 6.ZEZE, KodakBlackFeaturingTravisScott&Offset 7.Youngblood, 5SecondsOfSummer 8.DripTooHard, LilBaby&Gunna 9.Sun”ower(Spider-Man:IntoTheSpider-Verse), Post Malone&SwaeLee 10.LoveLies,Khalid&Normani TOP10ALBUMSOFTHEBILLBOARD200LIST 1.AStarIsBorn(Soundtrack), LadyGaga&BradleyCooper 2.Future&JuiceWRLDPresent... WRLDONDRUGS,Future& JuiceWRLD 3.AnthemOfThePeacefulArmy, GretaVanFleet 4.Evolution,Disturbed 5.ThaCarterV, LilWayne 6.DripHarder, LilBaby&Gunna 7.Scorpion, Drake 7.Suncity, Khalid, 9.ASTROWORLD, TravisScott 10.beerbongs&bentleys, PostMaloneBILLBOARDTOP10FortheweekendingOct.28 FICTION 1.EveryBreathŽ byNicholasSparks(GrandCentral) 2.DogMan:LordoftheFleasŽ byDavPilkey(Graphix) 3.DorkDiaries13:TalesFromaNot-So-HappyBirthdayŽ by RachelReneRussell(AladdinPaperbacks) 4.AmbushŽ byJamesPatterson&JamesO.Born(Little, Brown) 5.TheNextPersonYouMeetinHeavenŽ byMitchAlbom (Harper) NONFICTION 1.ShipofFoolsŽ byTuckerCarlson(FreePress) 2.KillingtheSSŽ BillOReilly&MartinDugard(HenryHolt) 3.Girl,WashYourFaceŽ byRachelHollis(ThomasNelson) 4.ShadeŽ byPeteSouza(LittleBrown) 5.Gmorning,Gnight!Ž byLin-ManuelMiranda(Random House) FICTIONE-BOOKS 1.EveryBreathŽ byNicholasSparks(GrandCentral) 2.DesperateMeasuresŽ byStuartWoods(G.P.Putnams Sons) 3.HolyGhostŽ byJohnSandford(G.P.PutmansSons) 4.DearJaneŽ byKendallRyan(KendallRyan) 5.UnshelteredŽ byBarbaraKingsolver(Harper) NONFICTIONE-BOOKS 1.EducatedŽ byTaraWestover(RandomHouse) 2.TheDubrowDietŽ byHeatherandTerryDubrow(Ghost MountainBooks) 3.AtomicHabitsŽ byJamesClear(Avery) 4.Girl,WashYourFaceŽ byRachelHollis(ThomasNelson) 5.BriefAnswerstotheBigQuestionsŽ byStephenHawking (Bantam)BEST-SELLINGBOOKSTheWallStreetJournalslistre”ectsnationwidesales ofhardcoverbooksfortheweekendingOct.21ByPabloGorondiTheAssociatedPressCrosby,Stevens,Willis& Leaguedoesnthavetheringor reputationofDavidCrosbys othermulti-namedbandwith Stills,Nash&Young,butHere IfYouListenŽmakesitwonderfullyclearthatthe77-year-olds associationwithBeccaStevens, MichelleWillisandSnarkyPuppy bandleaderMichaelLeagueis alsoarichpartnershipofharmoniesandcreativity. Thecollaboratorsalso appearedonCrosbys2016 albumLighthouse,Žandwhile Crosbysnameisfeaturedfirst andmostprominentlyonthe albumcover,itstheenhanced teamworkmakesthesongswork aswellastheydo. Builtonmostlyacoustic frames,thetunesarefullofvocal harmoniesandexquisitedetails, assongwritingandinstrumental dutiesaresharedinvaried combinations. ApairofCrosbydemofragmentsfromdecadesago „1967Žand1974Ž„are expandedandcompleted,with todaysCrosbyharmonizingwith yesterdays,whileJoniMitchells Woodstock,ŽaCSN&Yhit,gets aplushyetcontrolledreading emphasizingitsspirituality. Otherhighlightsincludethe hauntingdoomsdayscenariosof VagrantsofVenice,ŽIAmNo ArtistŽ„withaMitchell-like melodybyStevensandlyrics fromthelatepoetandauthor JaneTysonClement„andthe soulfulJanet,ŽwrittenbyWillis. Crosbyshowsgreattaste andartisticsmartsingiving TheLighthouseBand,asthe collectiveisknown,amore prominentpresenceonHereIf YouListen.ŽJudgingbytheoutcome,hisgenerosityhasbeen amplyrewarded.CrosbyshareswiselyonListen HereIfYou ListenDavidCrosby(BMG) MUSICREVIEW BOOKREVIEW ByRobMerrillTheAssociatedPressAftermorethanfourdecadesof bangingoutbest-sellers,Stephen Kingstillhasthepowertosurprise hisbelovedconstantreaders.Ž ConsiderElevation,Žwhich thebookjacketcallsanovel,but whichclocksinunder150pages andtakesabout90minutesto read. Guesshowyoufeelwhenits over? Happy!Maybeeven...hopeful? ThosearentemotionstypicallyascribedtoKingbooks, whichoftenfeaturegallonsof blood(Hello,Carrie!),killercars orthingsthatgomuchmorethan bumpinthenight. ThebiggestevilinElevationŽ isclosed-mindedness,asafew townsfolkinCastleRock,Maine, dontlooktookindlyonthe same-sexcouplethathasopened avegetarianMexican j ointonthe maindrag. EnterScottCarey,theheroof Kingsslimstory.Welearnby pagethreethatScottislosing weight,Žashetellshisretired friend,DoctorBob.Accordingto thescale,thepoundsaresliding offatanalarmingrate,butanyone lookingatScottseesthesame overweightmantheyalwayshave. Mostmysteriously,hecanteven maketheneedleonthescalemove higher.AsKingwrites,whateverheworeorcarriedthatwas supposedtoweighhimdown... didnt.Ž Scottisntthetypetoheadtoa hospitalforabatteryoftests.He feelsbetterasthepoundscome off,hisenergyrisesandhecommitstomakingadifferenceinhis community.Theplotturnson oneactofkindnessthatchanges thefateofafew charactersand makesitpossibleforScottto orchestratewhathebeginsto callZeroDay.ŽKingraisesthebaragainwithElevation ElevationByStephenKing (Scribner) MUSIC & BOOKS C2 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 C3TodayMT. PLYMOUTH LAND OWNERS LEAGUE MEETING: At 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sorrento, 24125 State Road 46. Questions: 352-735-0646. PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS FOR ADULTS: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781. SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: At 6:30 p.m. in the media center at Clermont Elementary. Call 352-394-2706. COYOTE SEMINAR: From 11 a.m. to noon at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 North Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. Details: 352-735-7180, option 5, or library@cityofmountdora.com. MARCHING THROUGH THE FILES CLASS: At 5 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library is, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Free. Connect with ancestors and military history. Details: www.Past“ ndsSLC. org or Facebook.com/ Past“ ndersofSL. CLERMONT-MINNEOLA LIONS CLUB MEETING: At 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in downtown Clermont. BOOK CLUB: At 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. With local author and former educator Ray Moore. For adults and teens. Call 352-728-9790. ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 12 to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Leesburg Regional Medical Center First Floor Conference Room, 700 N. Palmetto St. Call 800-272-3900. COLOR ME CALM: From 10 to 11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main Ave. Color and drink tea with calming background music and lavender oil diffused into the air. All supplies are provided. Call Diane Merchant at 352-432-3921 or email dmerchant@minneola.us. PASTFINDERS GENEALOGY MEETING: From 5 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Call 352-404-8164 for information. SECOND THURSDAY BIKE NITE: From 5 to 9 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With live music and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. FAMILY CRAFTERS: From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Call 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburg” orida.gov. LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-483-7434 or email loganandtiger@ yahoo.com for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to quiltingsistersguild.com for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-536-2275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information. RIDERS RIDE: At 10 a.m. every Thursday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Call 352-787-2338.FridayVETERANS DAY CELEBRATION AND MEMORIAL UNVEILING: At 1 p.m. at Osprey Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care, 1761 Nightingale Lane in Tavares. Music, service recognitions, and the unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial Wall. RSVP: 352-253-5100. HOLIDAY FASHION MARKET: From 2 to 5 p.m. at Rohan Recreation Center, 850 Kristine Way in The Villages. Jewelry, accessories, clothing, shoes and makeup. Free. Presented by The Villages Fashionistas. GAME NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Bring your favorite game or learn a new game. VETERANS DAY RECOGNITION: At 8:45 a.m. at the PE Pavilion at Cypress Ridge Elementary School, 350 E. Ave. in Clermont. Veterans arrive by 8:30 a.m. for light refreshments. Check in at the of“ ce. VETERANS PROGRAM: At 9:30 a.m. at Triangle Elementary on Eudora Road in Mount Dora. VFW Post 8087 will open and close the program. SHABBAT SERVICE: At 7 p.m.at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Commemorating Veterans Day and Kristallnacht. Go to bethsholom” orida.org or call 352-326-3692. TOYS FOR TOTS: From 4 to 7 p.m. at Winn-Dixie in the South Lake Plaza, 684 E. Highway 50 in Clermont. FISH FRY AND BAKE SALE: From 4 to 6 p.m. the second Friday of the month at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Call 352-787-2338. ART IN THE ALLEY: From 6 to 9 p.m. every second Friday at the Mount Dora History Museum, 450 E. Royellou Lane. Details: 352-383-0006 or www. mountdorahistorymuseum. org. OPEN JUKE BOX: From 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338. SHIP, CAPTAIN AND CREW GAME: At 6 p.m. every Friday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member.Call 352-787-2338. WEEKLY SERVICE: At 7 p.m. every Friday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-7354774 or www.TCOMD.org. FISH FRY AND LIVE MUSIC: Every Friday at Golden Triangle Moose Lodge 874, 1901 Titcomb Street in Eustis. Non-members must be signed in by a member. Details: 352-357-5897 or lodge874.moosepages.org. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org. FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com. JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass. STORY TIME: At 11 a.m. every Friday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-The-Hills. With craft. Call 352-324-0254 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. every Friday at Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hat“ eld Dr. Call 352-6693284 for information. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday in the area between Cagan Crossings Town Center and Community Library in Clermont. With produce, “ sh, eggs and baked goods. For information go to CaganCrossings.com.Friday and Saturday39TH ANNUAL MONTVERDE DAY CARNIVAL AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: From 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kirk Park, 17436 Division Street. Live music, food, vendors, kids activities, chili cookoff and more. Details: mymontverde.com.SaturdaySUNSET SIP: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44, Eustis. 21+ only. Enjoy wine and watch evening nature activities. Details: troutlakenaturecenter.com or 352-357-7536. FLORIDA HERITAGE DAY: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781. SANTAFEST: From noon to 3 p.m. at Belk, 270 Citrus Tower Boulevard in Clermont. Details: 352-2432777, ext. 210 or belk.com/ santafest. TOYS FOR TOTS: From 1 to 4 p.m. at Winn-Dixie in the South Lake Plaza, 684 E. Highway 50 in Clermont. ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST TED TORRES PERFORMS: From 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Eustis Elks Lodge, 2540 Dora Ave. in Tavares. $20 in advance, $25 day of. Details: 352-383-1266. CALENDARWe want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@dailycommercial. com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKThe Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire continues Saturday and Sunday in Tavares. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS C4 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DEAR ABBY: I read that there is a suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds. Numbers rise at holiday time. Feeling like a child whose nose is pressed against a window, seeing others from the outside as they enjoy the warmth of the moment, can lead to thoughts of abandonment and despair. That's why I have a mission -I set an extra place at my table. I can attest that it works. One year I announced in church that my home would be open to anyone who didn't have a family. A woman came forward and accepted my invitation. We spent the day getting to know each other and bonded in friendship. Please encourage your readers to set an extra place at their holiday table. My brother committed suicide. I move forward in his honor. -FULL OF GRATITUDE IN PHOENIX DEAR FULL OF GRATITUDE: Please accept my sympathy for the tragic loss of your brother. I'm pleased to help spread the word. Isolation can be a killer, and inclusion can be a lifesaver. Bless you for what you are doing. I hope other readers will consider it and follow your example.DEAR ABBY: I have a dilemma I don't know how to maneuver through. I have been working as an intern at a company for about 18 months. During the summer, I completed a test I needed to become fully licensed in my eld. However, I'm still working in my current position at intern wages, although I have repeatedly requested a meeting with my employer to talk money. He continues to say he doesn't have time, and we will discuss it later. He even agreed to a time on a certain day but failed to show up for the meeting. When I emailed him the amount I want, he replied, "We'll talk about it later." Should I continue to press the issue? Call him? Email? Or just look for other work? -CONCERNED ABOUT MONEY DEAR CONCERNED: You have done enough. Pushing your employer further won't help. The ball is now in his court. Start quietly looking for another job -one in which your skills will be appropriately compensated.DEAR ABBY: How can I tactfully tell an elementary school teacher in whose class I assist that she uses poor grammar and words that aren't words (i.e., "I boughten this yesterday," or, "Her and me went to the soccer game.")? I am fond of this teacher but feel she's doing a disservice to her pupils. Other than that she's a devoted, energetic teacher. It is really difcult to bite my tongue. -TACTFUL IN THE EAST DEAR TACTFUL: Children model their behavior after the example the adults around them provide. That a teacher would consistently do what she's doing in a classroom setting is shocking. How could she have become a licensed educator with such poor English skills? Politically speaking, I don't think that as her subordinate you should take it upon yourself to correct the woman. I do think this is something you should discuss with the school principal. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018:This year you break past patterns that have held you back in the past. You might not even be conscious of these changes. You will notice people treating you better as a result, as they admire your ability to transform. If you are single, you will notice a tendency to splurge more in an effort to impress others. You will draw potential suitors toward you, but might not want to commit. If you are attached, you and your sweetie build more nancial security and make some strong, positive investments. SAGITTARIUS will be lucky for you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might nd the morning tense and possibly even difcult. Do not allow a close associate to push you beyond your limits. Optimism surrounds you. Dont take someones efforts for granted. Reach out to a loved one at a distance whom you care a lot about. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Try as you might, you cannot deny the importance of a key person in your life. Opportunities emerge when you least expect it. An offer that could increase your income needs serious evaluation. Dont call something a done deal until it really is one. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Use the earlier part of the day for routine matters. You could be prone to push someone too hard in an attempt to have him or her see a situation as you do. Remember to respect others differences. You can learn a lot from this person. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your mind seems to be focused on a situation that could play out in several different ways. No matter how you look at this matter, you see tremendous potential. What is stopping you? Go for what you want, and dont doubt yourself. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might sense that someone is aggravated with you. You might be surprised by what you discover if you let your guard down. Not everything in your immediate realm is exactly as you think it is. Do some much-needed research. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Speak your mind without hesitation. At rst, you might run into some restrictions. A partner could have a sharp tone to his or her voice. Allow your imagination to ourish, and keep your attitude positive. Good luck follows you. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might be rightfully concerned over a matter that keeps rearing its ugly head. Let go of your reservations for now. Know that everything will work out just ne. Once you stop worrying, you will feel much better. Your concerns seem to melt away. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might feel as if you are on top of the world right now. Please note that you have a tendency to go overboard. You might have a close-to-impossible time reining yourself in. Perhaps it would be best if you just let the chips fall where they may. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You enter one of the most signicant days of the year. Jupiter, the planet associated with abundance, enters your sign and initiates a new 12-year luck cycle. The rst year of this cycle is often unusually lucky. You have reason for celebration. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) A lot is going on behind the scenes, and you seem to be aware of what is happening. You will notice a tendency to land on your feet, no matter what happens. Honor your feelings, but give others the time to spill the beans or share with you rst. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Deal with a boss directly. You would be well-advised to pursue a matter of interest as soon as you can. By midafternoon, a group or a one-on-one meeting seems to energize you. A friend roots for you to take a risk. Know that follow-through counts. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Look past the obvious to see the long-term implications of a certain decision. You know you must come to an understanding with a higher-up. In the next year, you will gain more prestige in your eld. You could be up for a promotion. Extra place set at the table helps combat holiday blues DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, November 8, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, NOV. 8, the 312th day of 2018. There are 53 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Nov. 8, 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice. Republicans kept their majorities in the Senate and House. ON THIS DATE: In 1950 during the Korean War, the rst jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15. In 1960 Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency. In 1966 Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass.) became the rst black candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote. In 1972 the premium cable TV network HBO (Home Box Oce) made its debut with a showing of the movie "Sometimes a Great Notion." In 1987 11 people were killed when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain's war dead. In 1994 midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gaining control of the House for the rst time in 40 years.

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C6 Thursday, November 8, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDetails: melonpatchplayers.org Analog: A New Play by Darryl PickettŽ The first-time stage production of Analog: A New Play by Darryl PickettŽ closes Sunday at the Moonlight Players Warehouse Theatre in Clermont. This drama/ fantasy is set at a rare record store in Leipzig, Germany, where a heartsick student, Simon, meets Dr. Max, the eccentric shopkeeper. Max owns a Bach recording that can break open the past and change Simons future. Brace yourself for quantum weirdness as AnalogŽ propels the audience into an alternate world of passion, romance, regret and a meeting with the great Johann Sebastian Bach. Everybody that has seen it or read it has had an emotional response to it.Ž said author Darryl Pickett who plays Dr. Max. It does have elements of romance and personal growth. The real story is about that, even though it has these other trappings, were luring the audience in with unusual elements and then paying off with a very emotional story.Ž Tickets: $15. Warning: Adult language. Details: moonlightplayers.com. Local Talent and The Crests at the Opry The Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale features two special musical shows this weekend. Local talent takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday with Rising Young Stars. Tickets are $15 to $19. The Crests, featuring Tommy Mara, bring their doo-wop sound to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $31. Details: obopry.com CeCe Teneal and SoulKamotion CeCe Teneal and SoulKamotion play their special mix of blues/soul/ funk at the Modernism Museum, 145 E. 4th Ave. in Mount Dora on Saturday with a reception at 6:30 and show at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 for museum members, $30 for non members. Details: mountdoralive.com. Comedy A Cappella! Clermont Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre presents headliner Ron Reingolds Comedy A Cappella, a blend of standup comedy and a cappella music at 8 p.m. Friday. Also with feature act John Charles and emcee Christope Jean. Cost: $15. Details: clermontperformingarts.com Upcoming showsDISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSHS MARY POPPINS THE BROADWAY MUSICALŽEveryones favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, flies onto the stage Nov. 16 to Dec. 16 at IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora. The play is set in 1910 England, when chimney sweep Bert introduces youngsters Jane and Michael Banks, who have sent several nannies packing, to the practically perfect Mary Poppins. Details: icehousetheatre.com.ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYŽA holiday play for the entire family, Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayŽ is at the Bay Street Players in Eustis Nov. 23 to Dec. 16. The story of idealistic George Bailey is a live radio broadcast with the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to life. Details: baystreetplayers.org. AuditionsDISNEYS BEAUTY AND THE BEASTŽAges 10 and older are invited to audition for Disneys Beauty and the BeastŽ directed by Denise Truscott and Dan Martin from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 at the Moonlight Players Warehouse Theatre in Clermont. Performance dates are March 1 to 24. Details: moonlightplayers.com STAGEFrom Page C1of favorite faire food and unique vendors. Renaissance style performers on seven stages will keep the entertainment interesting from sword fights to jousting and music to comedy. Family entertainment includes Fairies are Alive!, the Myth of the Lady of the Lake and Mystical Unicorns. Sunday is Senior Day with admission at the gate $8 for people 62 and older along with veterans and active military with military identification. Tickets are $7 to $45 at lakerenfaire.com 24th Annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair Find your favorite greens at the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Donnelly Park in downtown Mount Dora. Plants, herbs and everything for the garden will be there. Lake County Championship Wrestling Night of Extreme The Lake County Championship Wrestling Night of Extreme is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Learning Curve Academy, 480 W. County Road 44, Eustis. The card includes Fozo Fury against Sgt. Major Hardcore for the Mr. Wrestling Championship in a Taser Match; Salazar challenges Joe Blackburn in a kendo stick match for the LCCW Heavyweight Championship; Billy McCloud comes back from injury to face longtime rival Jai Murdah for the Lake County Championship; Fast Motion gets their rematch with Destructive Caliber for the LCCW Tag Team Titles and Koolaid challenges Sam Too DamnŽ Slick for the Night Owl Championship. Plus many more exciting matches live. Cost: $10 adults, $5 for ages younger than 17 and ages 12 and younger are free with paid adult. Check out Facebook for more information Finding Your AfricanAmerican Ancestors A special genealogy event, Finding Your African-American Ancestors, Yes You Can!Ž is being hosted by Kinseekers and the Leesburg Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday. The guest speaker, Adrienne G. Whaley, is a specialist in African-American studies and family history. This presentation will walk attendees through the basics of AfricanAmerican family history research, with an emphasis on not only finding names, dates, and location, but on the stories that give this information meaning. Details: kinseekers.org SantaFest Santa is making an early appearance at the Clermont Belk store, 270 Citrus Tower Blvd. from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will also be holiday crafts and refreshments. Florida Heritage Day Step back in time and visit a living historical timeline from Spanish conquistador days to World War II from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Enjoy and learn from hands-on demonstrations including cider making, cow milking, butter churning, corn grinding, basket making, weaving, chair caning, pioneer gardening, pioneer toys, candle-making, pioneer medicinal plants, flint-knapping, rag doll making and more. Also enjoy live music from the various eras and visit on-site food vendors. Cost is $5 per vehicle. Elvis Tribute Ted Torres performs an Elvis tribute from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Eustis Elks Lodge, 2540 Dora Ave. in Tavares. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Details: 352-383-1266 Leesburg Food Truck-n-Flick Night Enjoy an evening of cars, food and a movies at Food Truck-n-Flick Night from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Town Square in downtown Leesburg. Custom cars line up on Main Street and food trucks on Fifth and Sixth Streets. The movie starts at dusk in front of City Hall. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket. Lakeridge Holiday Open House Welcome the holiday season at the 28th annual Holiday Open House at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Local artists and crafters will be on hand for holiday shopping and live music is on the outdoor stage. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting. Cost: $5, children 12 and younger are free. Details: lakeridgewinery.com TAPFrom Page C1ever met,Ž Gimple said in a statement. These films are going to be big evolutions of what weve been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features. Were starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the shows past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices.Ž Gimple added that those behind the show, now in its 9th Season, want to break new ground with different, distinct stories, all part of the same world thats captured our imagination for nearly a decade.Ž Other projects, films, series and specials related to the franchise are also in development, but even The Walking DeadŽ series „ which started it all „ will see changes and new faces. Sundays episode showed Rick struggle to lift his body off of the construction stake that his body was impaled on after being thrown off his horse. Once safely back on his getaway animal, he spent most of the episode nearly bleeding to death while trying to escape the horde of undead tracking him. As he drifted in and out of consciousness, he was visited by key characters on the show in dreams, many of whom had long-passed. They all urged him to wake up, which helped him remain alert enough to narrowly avoid the brain-eating masses. Until the end „ when hes forced to use his gun to set off a blast that collapses a bridge full of zombies into a river below. Its first suggested that Rick dies too in the blast, as characters mourn him. But, surprise, he washes up on a bank and Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) radios a mystery group that whisks them both away in a helicopter. The end of the episode then jumps six years into the future, where a little girl about 10 rescues a group of strangers from zombies in the woods. Its soon revealed the girl is Judith, the former toddler Rick had been raising as his daughter. (Shes most likely the love child of Ricks wife and former police partner, who are both dead.) Judith is rocking Ricks sheriffs hat, the one worn by her big brother Carl before he died. And shes calling the shots. REVIEWFrom Page C1 Dr. Max, right, played by Darryl Pickett, shows Simon, played by Michael Cleary, a coveted and expensive copy of a vinyl recording of Bach. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT]