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SPORTS | B1PLAYOFF GAMES FOR FOUR AREA HIGH SCHOOLS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, November 9, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 313 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 YOUR FORECAST: Spotty thunderstorms today and Saturday but clear and mild on Sunday. RENAISSANCE FAIRE: Knights, lords, dragons and fairies take over the “ ctional town of Shrewsbury during the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire Saturday and Sunday near Lake Idamere Park in Tavares. MOUNT DORA PLANT AND GARDEN FAIR: The Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Donnelly Park in Mount Dora.WEEKEND GLANCE By Sudhin ThanawalaThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administrations decision to phase it out was arbitrary because it was based on a flawed legal theory.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept a preliminary injunction in place against Trumps decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arriv-als program.Lawsuits by California and others challenging the administrations decision will continue in federal court while the injunction stands.The U.S. Supreme Court could eventually decide the fate of DACA, which has pro-tected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.In Thursdays ruling, 9th Circuit Judge Kim Wardlaw said California and other plaintiffs were likely to suc-ceed with their claim that the decision to end DACA was arbitrary and capricious.She said the court was not trying to infringe on the presidents power to enforce immigration law but wanted to enable the exercise of that authority in a manner that is free from legal misconcep-tions and is democratically Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy Florida races for Senate, governor, Cabinet post in doubtBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Potential recounts in Florida grew Thursday, with the gover-nors race entering the range for an automatic recount two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republi-can opponent Ron DeSantis.The race for state agriculture commissioner swung in favor of Democrat Nikki Fried over state Rep. Matt Caldwell, who declared victory on Tuesday.And Sen. Bill Nelsons recount lawyer predicted Thursday morning that the Democratic incumbent would emerge the victor over Gov. Rick Scott as ballots continue to be examined, particularly in heavily Democratic Palm Beach and Broward counties, in advance of an expected recount coming into play this weekend.Nelsons attorney Marc Elias, who has been involved in a number of recounts around the country, pointed to the on-going count of pro-visional ballots and ballots that may not have been prop-erly scanned in South Florida.The tabulation of those votes will continue to narrow Scotts razor-thin lead over Nelson, Elias predicted. Scotts election night 56,000 victory over Nelson shrank to just over 17,000 votes „ within the .25 percent margin that sparks a manual recount „ by Thursday afternoon.At this point Im not pre-pared to say Sen. Nelson will be in the lead going into the recount, although I would say its a jump ball,Ž Elias said in a conference call with reporters Thursday.As Nelsons legal team pushed forward, Scotts cam-paign quickly derided Elias Recount potential grows Cypress Ridge Elementary to host robotics competitionBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ Cypress Ridge Elementary School will host a robotics competition all day Saturday in the cafeteria of Clermont Middle School.Ten middle and elementary schools are sending 30 teams to compete in the Osprey Challenge, named for the school's mascot. The compe-tition will be Cypress Ridge's first time hosting.The event is a VEX IQ competition, which is based on alliances rather than elimination, according to event organizer Virginia Schoenthaler.When the matches begin Robot rumble Team leader Dominic Ader and Orlando Tanon work on stacking barrels at Mount Dora Middle School on Thursday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Alex Ingersolo, Bryson Rennard and Hunter Soares test out the programming on their robot at Mount Dora Middle School on Thursday in preparation for an upcoming competition. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] In addition to the building experience, students learn to code, work with a team, to communicate logically in writing and to do research and then present it. Its a program that hooks students and parents alike.ŽVirginia Schoenthaler, event organizerBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken has split from 1921, the popular Mount Dora restaurant he helped launch almost two years ago.After a tremendous twoyear run, chef Norman Van Aken and his partners at 1921 in Mount Dora have decided to part ways with much respect and admiration. For all involved, 1921 remains a very special project,Ž read a prepared joint statement by 1921 and Van Aken, emailed Thursday by Rocka-way, a public relations firm.The restaurant and chef Norman Van Aken both will continue to maintain their individual missions Chef Van Aken splits from 1921 Van Aken See VAN AKEN, A5 See ROBOTICS, A5 See RECOUNT, A5 See POLICY, A5


A2 Friday, November 9, 2018 | NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray .....................................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@ 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 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. Wednesday, Nov. 7 Powerball: 26-28-34-42-50-25-x2 Lotto: 2-12-23-27-44-48-x2 Fantasy 5: 1-13-24-28-29 Thursday, Nov. 8 Pick 5 Afternoon: 6-6-0-2-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-4-8-1 Pick 3 Afternoon: 6-5-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-6LOTTERY DATELINESOROVILLE, CALIF. HARTFORD, CONN.Woman gets 18 months in prison for role in cocaine ringA woman who authorities say was part of a drug traf-ficking ring that brought large amounts of cocaine into Con-necticut from Puerto Rico has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham says Alba Filomeno-Gomez, of New London, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Hartford.Local and federal authorities say multi-pound shipments of cocaine were sent through the U.S. mail from Puerto Rico to various Connecticut locations. Officials say they seized more than 26 pounds of cocaine.Authorities say Filomeno-Gomez, 23, accepted some of the packages and was a courier for drugs and money. KANSAS CITY, MO.Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didnt tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according to an indictment released Thursday.The federal indictment shows Kenneth Scott McKee faces 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ships officer resulting in death. The deaths occurred after the duck boat, a refurbished amphibious vessel originally used by the military during World War II, sank during a storm in July.ANN ARBOR, MICH.U of Michigan removes frat for hazing, forced alcohol drinkingA University of Michigan fraternity has been removed from the school and student-run Interfraternity Council for at least five years following allegations of vio-lent hazing and forced alcohol consumption.The Ann Arbor News reported Thursday that evidence of hazing was found during Alpha Sigma Phis new member process. Last year, the council suspended social events following allegations of hazing and sexual misconduct involv-ing fraternity members at the Ann Arbor school. Some social activities have since resumed. The university declined to answer questions beyond the Interfraternity Council state-ment announcing the action. The Associated PressSmoke darkens the sky Thursday near Marysville, Calif. Tens of thousands of people ” ed a wild“ re Thursday, some abandoning their vehicles on foot to escape fast-moving ” ames in northern California. The blaze destroyed an unknown number of structures and injured some civilians, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. John Gaddie. [DON THOMPSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]HARARE, ZIMBABWEA man stands at the scene of a bus crash Thursday in Rusape, Zimbabwe. The collision between two buses killed 50 people and left about 80 others hospitalized, some with serious injuries, of“ cials said. One of the buses was trying to get around two trucks on a stretch of road where passing is prohibited, said Ellen Gwaradzimba, the minister for Manicaland province. Police say the buses, both of which were speeding, swerved but still sideswiped each other. [AP]ISLAMABADSupporters of the Pakistani religious parties coalition rally against the acquittal of Christian woman Asia Bibi, Thursday in Karachi, Pakistan. Bibi was freed from detention Thursday, but her whereabouts are a closely guarded secret following demands by extremists that she be hanged in public. Bibi has been offered asylum by the European Parliament, which championed her case after she was convicted in 2010 under Pakistans harsh blasphemy law. [AP] Marine combat veteran identi ed as gunman; authorities search for motive in attackBy Krysta Fauria and Jonathan J. CooperThe Associated PressTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. „ Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatized by mass shootings.Dressed all in black with his hood pulled up, the gunman apparently took his own life as scores of police converged on the Borderline Bar & Grill in Southern California.The motive for the rampage late Wednesday night was under investigation.The killer Ian David Long, 28, was a former machine gunner and Afghanistan war veteran who was inter-viewed by police at his home last spring after an episode of agitated behavior that authorities were told might be post-traumatic stress disorder.Opening fire with a handgun with an illegal, extra-capacity magazine, Long shot a security guard outside the bar and then went in and took aim at employees and patrons, authorities said. He also used a smoke bomb, according to a law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.The dead included a veteran sheriffs deputy who rushed in to confront the gunman, as well as a 22-year-old man who planned to join the Army, a freshman at nearby Pepperdine Univer-sity and a recent Cal Lutheran graduate.Its a horrific scene in there,Ž Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said in the parking lot. Theres blood everywhere.ŽSurvivors of the rampage „ mostly young people who had gone out for college night at the Borderline, a hangout popular with students from nearby California Lutheran University „ seemed to know what to do, having come of age in an era of active-shooter drills and deadly rampages happening with terrifying frequency.Several of the survivors said they were also at the out-door country music festival in Las Vegas last year when a gunman in a high-rise hotel killed 58 people.Many of the estimated 150 patrons at the Borderline dived under tables, ran for the exits, broke through windows or hid in the attic and bathrooms, authorities and witnesses said.Unfortunately our young people, people at nightclubs, have learned that this may happen, and they think about that,Ž the sheriff said. For-tunately it helped save a lot of lives that they fled the scene so rapidly.ŽMatt Wennerstrom said he pulled people behind a pool table, and he and friends shielded women with their bodies after hearing the shots. When the gunman paused to reload, Wennerstrom said, he used a barstool to shatter a window and then helped about 30 people escape. He heard another volley of shots after they got out. All I wanted to do was get as many people out of there as possible,Ž he told KABC-TV. I know where Im going if I die, so I was not worried.ŽThe tragedy left a commu-nity that is annually listed as one of the safest cities in America reeling. Shootings of any kind are extremely rare in Thousand Oaks, a city of about 130,000 people about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Los Angeles, just across the county line.Scores of people showed up to donate blood for the wounded, and all morning, people looking for missing friends and relatives arrived at a community center where authorities and counselors were informing the next-of-kin of those who died. Many people walked past TV cam-eras with blank stares or tears in their eyes. In the parking lot, some comforted each other with hugs or a pat on the back.Jason Coffman received the news that his son Cody, 22, who was about to join the Army, was dead. Coffman broke down as he told report-ers how his last words to his son as he went out that night were not to drink and drive and that he loved him.Oh, Cody, I love you, son,Ž Coffman sobbed.It was the nations deadliest such attack since 17 students and teachers were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school nine months ago. It also came less than two weeks after a gunman massacred 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.Democratic Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, in his first public appearance since winning office on Tuesday, lamented the violence that has come again to California.Its a gun culture,Ž he said. You cant go to a bar or nightclub? You cant go to church or synagogue? Its insane is the only way to describe it. The normalization, thats the only way I can describe it. Its become normalized.ŽPresident Donald Trump praised police for their great braveryŽ in the attack and ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of the victims.12 dead in California bar shootingMourners embrace outside of the Thousand Oaks Teen Center on Thursday, where relatives and friends gathered in the aftermath of the Wednesday night mass shooting, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Friday, November 9, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS DAVIEOf“ cers catch huge lizard that terri“ ed neighborsFlorida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.The Florida Fish and Wild-life Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet long.The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported loose in August in a Davie neighbor-hood. Residents said it lurked in their backyards and scratched at their patio doors. Wildlife offi-cers and Davie police officers caught it Tuesday after getting a tip from a resident who said the lizard frequently appeared on his property around midday. GAINESVILLEResearchers: 80 percent drop in butter” iesNew research shows the number of butterflies and cater-pillars in North Florida has been declining substantially over the last decade or so.The University of Florida study released this week that says the number has declined by 80 percent since 2005.The Tampa Bay Times says researchers believe two major factors could be responsible. Milkweed is the favorite food of young monarchs, and its avail-ability has been sharply reduced by development and by glypho-sate, an herbicide widely used in agriculture to kill weeds.Researcher Jaret Daniels says Florida is a staging ground of sorts for the recolonization of butterflies on the U.S. East Coast.KISSIMMEEWomen accused of stealing vets service dogTwo women are accused of stealing a service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran.Osceola County Sheriffs offi-cials say in a news release that the victim was at Old Town near Orlando on Oct. 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs when a woman started an altercation with him. A few minutes later, the man realized the dog, Kira, was gone.Surveillance video shows another woman behind him unleashing the dog.On Wednesday, investigators obtained search warrants and arrested Jennifer Gotschall and Monique Cosser. They face grand theft charges.The news release says Kira has been recovered in good health.FORT LAUDERDALEEx-of“ cer gets 30 days for sucker punchA gun store owner has received a 30-day jail sentence after he was convicted of sucker punching a hotel valet in an altercation caught on camera.A jury found former suburban Atlanta police officer John Kiernan guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor battery for punching Rodolfo Rodriguez in July 2017.The 39-year-old New Smyrna Beach resident had been arguing over an $18 park-ing charge. Video showed Rodriguez was standing with his hands in his pockets when Kiernan suddenly punched him, knocking Rodriguez cold.TAMPAReality star charged in confrontationA woman who appeared on the reality show Big BrotherŽ is accused of ramming the car of another woman who was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend.The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, obtained a Tampa police report that says 36-year-old Christmas Abbott confronted Samantha Jane Morse at a gym in August and drove her SUV into Morses sedan twice.The report says Abbott told an officer she lost itŽ because Morse was cheating with her childs father. Building of about 2,800 homes expected in 3 to 5 yearsBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Goodbye green spray fields, hello retiree rooftops.The Villages closed the deal Thursday with the city for 1,127 acres near Floridas Turnpike for $7,540,997.It was almost two years to the day when they came to us and said, Were interested in buying some property,'Ž said City Manager Al Minner, referring to Gary Lester, vice presi-dent of Villages community relations and attorney Brian Hudson.Its exciting,Ž said Mayor Dan Robuck III, who signed the papers for the City Com-mission. He said it was the second time he has put his signature on a $7 million-plus deal.I never thought in my lifetime I would sign two contracts like this,Ž he said. The city sold its fiber optics utility in January for $7.9 million.Al and the staff did a lot of negotiating for the citys best interests.ŽThe city, which obtained the property through the federal government for wastewater disposal, has had to pay back the money. As a result, the city nets $4.1 million, Minner said. Robuck said commission-ers will take a step backŽ before deciding how to spend the money.One possible project is a teen center, possibly in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club or some other nonprofit, Robuck said.The city may also reduce electric rates.It makes everything pos-sible,Ž Robuck said, because its not just about the sale price, but the taxes and fees that will be coming in for years.Current estimates are: 2,800 homes, valued at about $275,000 each; $2.3 million raised in residential property taxes; and $3.6 million in fees, franchise revenue and sales taxes.City commissioners Tues-day are expected to approve second and final readings on several land-use changes. The site has new age-restricted zoning.One of the documents in the commissions packet states that The Villages could build a maximum of 7,900 residential units and 535,000 square feet of commercial use.Minner said The Villages The Villages buys city landWorkers construct houses for a new subdivision in The Villages Wildwood in October. The Villages closed a deal Thursday with Leesburg for 1,127 acres near Floridas Turnpike for $7,540,997. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Lake County Commissioners took a final vote Tuesday on a new transportation impact fee ordinance, creating a fourth district and setting new rates to take effect over the course of 2019.Commissioners had previously delayed the vote in order to make changes to the fee increase schedule.Under those changes, the fees for the central and north-central districts won't increase until Aug. 12.Commissioners also elected to leave prepayment available until fees are raised in August. The previous deadline was January.That means developers who plan to break ground within the next year can pay the current impact fees rather than the new rates, provided they get that money in before August.At the meeting, Commissioner Wendy Breeden said pushing back dates for the two districts was the best option to avoid disrupting current projects and planned development.Her primary concern was for new developments planned in The Villages, as raising the impact fees quickly and removing the prepay option could move the goal-posts for funding.The transportation impact fees have been discussed among commissioners since early October when a trans-portation workshop was held that bore out the original ordinance.At a follow-up meeting Oct. 24, commissioners elected to change the fee increase sched-ule to sit more in-line with original staff suggestions.Commissioner Sean Parks asked staff towards the end of the discussion to make a note to bring the issue back up in June.He said he hopes to come back at that time to make sure all the districts are being measured against planning and development.I would like to revisit the fee schedule in June 2019, but only for the central district,Ž Parks said. Because I want Commission nalizes impact fees, creates new district Sheri s O ce taking second look at animal shelter controversyBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ The Lake County Sheriffs Office is taking a second look at the events that led up to the termination of former Animal Shelter Director Jacquelyn Johnston, who a jury recently ruled was framed for euthanizing a number of animals.Johnston sued the Sher-iffs Office and Jennifer Ferguson, an employee she supervised at the time. Johnston claimed Ferguson was responsible for euthanizing dozens of animals needlessly, but pinned the acts on her to get her fired.An investigation by the Sheriffs Office seemed to back up Johnstons claims that she was not at fault, yet she was terminated and Ferguson was allowed to remain with the Sher-iffs Office as a supervisor in the animal enforcement unit.Johnston subsequently Not over yetA shelter tech at Lake County Animal Services, goes down an aisle and tests dogs at the shelter for heart worms and readies the dogs for booster shots and vaccinations in 2015. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Two decades after voters approved a constitutional amendment that called for a high qualityŽ system of public schools, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday took up a legal battle about whether the state has properly carried out voters wishes. An attorney for the group Citizens for Strong Schools asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal that rejected the lawsuit. Attorney Jodi Siegel said the case should be sent back to a circuit judge to apply standards that would properly determine whether the state is meeting the constitutional requirements.We have current standards and current measurements that are showing significant disparities,Ž Siegel said. We had 670,000 children that are failing reading. So this is not a child or two. This is a systemic failure.ŽBut Rocco Testani, an attorney for the state, argued that the Supreme Court should uphold the lower-court decision. Tes-tani also said the state has made changes since 1998 that have led to significant improvements in the public-school system.It has been success-ful, it has worked,Ž Testani said. It is not a system that anyone should be concerned is broken.ŽThe 1998 constitutional amendment said it is a "par-amount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders." The amendment fleshed that out, in part, by saying adequate provision will be made for a "uniform, effi-cient, safe, secure, and high quality system" of public schools.Citizens for Strong Schools and other plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in 2009, arguing that Florida has not properly complied with the constitutional amendment and pointing to issues such as many students not being able to read at grade level. After holding a trial, how-ever, a Leon County circuit judge ruled against the plaintiffs in 2016.The 1st District Court of Appeal last December Supreme Court takes up battle over public schools See VILLAGES, A4 See IMPACT, A4 See SCHOOLS, A4 See SHELTER, A4


A4 Friday, November 9, 2018 | Funeral Services Keynyjah BowensKeynyjah Bowens 10, of Groveland, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666Jimmy BrignolJimmy Brignol 42, of Tavares, died Saturday, October 27, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666Bobby L. JacksonBobby L. Jackson 66, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666 Billie Caramel (Myers) Hedrick, 77, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, where she was being treated for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 27, 1941, in Martin County, Indiana, she was the daughter of William C. and Dorothy (Arvin) Myers. Billie was a member of the Catholic Community of Lawrence County, Indiana, Bedford Hiking Club, and a volunteer member of Florida Hospital Waterman Auxiliary. She was employed at Cook Incorporated and Bedford Powertrain and retired from Visteon. She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She was a loyal friend and neighbor who will be remembered for her bright smile, quiet strength, feisty spirit, and unending generosity. Survivors include her children; Scott Hedrick, Madonna Parish and Sherry Wade; grandchildren, Brooke Giorgio and husband, Rob; and Zachary NateŽ Wade and his wife, Sara; great grandchildren, Olivia Foxworthy; Nicholas, Antonia, and Jacob Giorgio; and Brinley Wade; sister Trudy Fuhs and husband Anthony; sisterin-law Paula Myers; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; and brother, Tom Myers. A celebration of Billies life will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, Montgomery, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www. steversonhamlinhilbish. com Billie Caramel (Myers) Hedrick Marshall F. Leich, 77, of Lincoln, Illinois, passed away on Monday November 5, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 4, 1941 in St. Louis to Marshall Albert Walter and Amanda Minette Wallrath Leich. Marshall married Tena Jane VanBibber in Rochester on November 16, 2001 and she survives. Mr. Leich is also survived by two daughters: Keri (Derek) Hunter of Lincoln and Tera (Michael) Swartz of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, “ve grandchildren: Ava and Elliott Hunter and Livingston, Bess and Graham Swartz, two brothers: Gary (Jeannie) Leich and Jack (Nancy) Leich and his mother Amanda Leich. He was preceded in death by his father. Marshall sold vacation packages for major corporations for over ten years and he was in sales for over twenty “ve years. He was an avid golfer and “sherman competing in several bass tournaments and a member of Monarch Golf Club Royal Highlands in Leesburg, Florida. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Home Hospice, 644 North Second Street, Spring“eld, IL., 62702, and please visit the online Life Remembered StoryŽ at www. bischandsonfuneralhome. com. Marshall F. Leich Funeral Services IN MEMORY filed suit. A federal jury last month cleared her, calling the accusations against her false and stigmatizing,Ž and awarded her $65,000 in compensatory damages from the Sheriffs Office and another $35,000 from Ferguson.Immediately after the jury verdict, public calls for Fergusons termination grew, but the Sheriffs Office declined to fire her.On Thursday, Sher-iffs spokesman Lt. John Herrell said the departments general counsel, Derek Schroth of Eustis, has requested trial tran-scripts from Johnstons original suit for review.Once we have those documents, we will be reviewing them to see what came out in trial testimonies that our investigator didnt have four years ago when he investigated the matter,ŽHerrell wrote in an email Wednesday.Separately, the Sheriffs Office is looking into a new complaint over animal controls handling of a dog maul-ing in an incident that has brought new scrutiny on Ferguson.Resident Pam Gordon emailed the Sheriffs Office and Lake County commissioners on Oct. 18, claiming that a woman who identified herself as the supervisor from Lake County Animal Control „ which is Ferguson „ ignored a request by the Eustis Police Department to respond to the scene of an attack.Gordon said her two dogs were mauled Oct. 13 by a neighbors dog that broke through two fences to get to them.One of Gordons dogs lived and one died, while the dog responsible was never addressed.Gordon said after numerous calls for an explanation, she finally spoke with Ferguson, who claimed the Eustis Police Department noti-fied her that a response was no longer needed since the attacking dog was contained at a home.Gordon said the super-visor also took longer than promised to respond the next day and did not show up to the scene with deputies like she said she would.Gordon, who has ties to the Eustis Police Depart-ment, said dispatchers there claim to have never called the request off.My main issue remains with Officer 5265 and the supervisor on duty. I cannot under-stand why an officer did not respond that night based on the severity of the issue and why it took so long for an officer to respond the following day,Ž Gordon wrote in the complaint.I also find it extremely unprofessional the amount of lies told to me by the animal control supervisor,Ž Gordon concluded. SHELTERFrom Page A3to make sure that just as we did for the south Lake County cities in the south impact fee district, we are in step with Leesburg, Fruit-land Park and The Villages and their future plans.ŽCommissioners also revisited discussion of waivers and exceptions to the fees, but decided to wait for more information before talking about it more.The ordinance takes effect immediately, but fees for new development do not go up until Feb. 11, 2019. IMPACTFrom Page A3upheld that ruling and said arguments about the state failing to adequately provide for public schools raise political questions not subject to judicial review.ŽSupreme Court Justice Alan Lawson on Thursday also questioned whether courts should decide such issues, raising the possibility of violating the separation of powers with the legislative and execu-tive branches.In order to have any separation of powers whatsoever, you would have to have a ƒ very deferential standard of review,Ž Lawson said as he questioned Siegel. Otherwise, were just going in and saying, Spend the money here, do this, this is the right program, based on evidence thats presented. And that, just to me, cannot be right given that were supposed to have three separate branches of government.ŽBut Justice R. Fred Lewis said courts are designed to interpret principled conceptsŽ in the Constitution and has long dealt with other difficult issues such as due process and civil rights. The Constitution here is the will of the people,Ž Lewis said while question-ing Testani. It may be difficult, it may be sticky and mucky. But what makes the difference with this (the education issues) as opposed to those other principled concepts?ŽSiegel asked the justices to find that courts can resolve the issues about whether the state is properly carrying out the constitutional amendment. She also asked the justices to send the case back to circuit court with instructions about stan-dards that should be used.If ultimately successful, Siegel said the plaintiffs are asking that the state be required to provide a remedial planŽ for meet-ing the constitutional requirements.The Supreme Court typically takes months to rule in such cases. SCHOOLSFrom Page A3has told him that it will be 2,800 homes.The Villages expects to begin building in three to five years, Minner said.It is the biggest economic development in the citys long history.Its a $600 million investment,Ž Minner said, and increases revenue by 46 percent.The numbers do not include bulk sewage treat-ment revenue, natural gas sales or anything but the most conservative com-mercial estimates.The Lake County School Board will get $4.6 million in taxes, and Lake County $3.8 million.The sale was prompted by The Villages hunger for more land.The Sumter County property appraisers office listed 46,559 Villages homes on its tax rolls in 2017. There are 6,856 Vil-lages homes in Lake County and 5,297 in Marion.There could end up being 26,500 homes within 8,600 acres in the Southern Oaks portion of The Villages, which borders the Turnpike. VILLAGESFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Friday, November 9, 2018 A5accountable to the public.The Trump administra-tion has said it moved to end the program last year because Texas and other states threatened to sue, raising the prospect of a chaotic end to DACA. The administration cited a 2015 ruling by another U.S. appeals court that blocked a separate immigration policy implemented by President Barack Obama.The 9th Circuit disagreed with the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and said one of its conclusions did not apply to DACA.The administrations belief that DACA exceeded Obamas authority and was illegal was therefore incorrect, the court said.An email to the U.S. Department of Justice was not immediately returned.Trumps decision to end DACA prompted lawsuits across the nation, includ-ing one by California. A judge overseeing that law-suit and four others ruled against the administration and reinstated the program in January.U.S. District Judge William Alsup rejected the argument that thenPresident Barack Obama had exceeded his power in creating DACA and said the Trump administration failed to consider the disruption that ending the program would cause.The administration then asked the 9th Circuit to throw out Alsups ruling.During a hearing in May, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Hashim Mooppan argued that the courts could not review the administrations decision to end DACA and defended the move against assertions that it was arbitrary and capricious.Its a question of an agency saying, Were not going to have a policy that might well be illegal, Mooppan told the judges. That is a perfectly ratio-nal thing to do.Mooppan said the administration was under no obligation to consider the fact that people had come to rely on DACA. POLICYFrom Page A1celebrate community and the best of Floridas seasonal and local ingre-dients, the statement concluded.The restaurant's general manager, Adam Crane, said Thursday that the split was a mutual decision between Van Aken and the restaurants owners Ken Mazik, Donna Brown and LarryBakerof Main Street Leasing.Crane said the only dif-ference guests will see is the name change.Nothing else is chang-ing about anything, not the restaurant, not the staff, not the food or the menu. Nothing is expected to change, Crane said. He said the chefs won't necessarily change either.Norman (Van Aken) was basically a consultant for us, Crane said.Rockaway spokeswoman Heather McPherson, who called the split "amicable,"said, "Chef de Cuisine Camilo Velasco, General Manager Adam Crane and Pastry Chef Gloriann Rivera continue to lead the staff."Recently, rumors had been flying that Van Aken fell out of favor after he declined to cook for a benefit at President's Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.McPherson said that was not the case.Van Aken is known as the founding father of New World cuisine, the type of food featured at 1921.Van Aken, a Mount Dora resident, is also Floridas only multiple James Beard award-win-ning chef and the author of a memoir and seven cookbooks.Besides his affiliation with 1921, Van Aken still leads the kitchens at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes and Three at Wynwood Arcade in Miami.Three celebrated its one year anniversary this week. The multi-faceted endeavor includes the restaurant, a cooking school, and a rooftop restaurant lounge, McPherson wrote in an email.In June 2017, Van Aken, his 1921 staff, his wife, Janet, and other supporters and partners of his restaurant were in New York Citys Green-wich Village at the world renowned James Beard House. They were invited for a charity benefit to helpthe Beard Foundation raise money forscholarships and educational programs bypresenting the "1921" menu to guests of the Beard kitchen. Guestspaid anywhere from $160 to $210 for a sampling of 1921s modern day Florida cuisine.Shortly before the ben-efit, on the phone from his hotel room and after having just purchased last minute items at the Union Square Farmers Market for the event, Van Aken reflected on the support of his Florida community and the Mount Dora 1921 partnership in particular.I firmly believe that you dont have to be in places like New York, Chicago or San Francisco to make or get beautiful food. You can end up in a small city in France and experience extraordinary cuisine just like you can be in a small city in Florida and experience the same, Van Aken said. It just takes crazy dedi-cation and a partnership that helps you with the realization of what can be accomplished and we have that in Mount Dora. VAN AKENFrom Page A1as a hired gun seeking to steal an election Nelson already lost.Yet, in a sign each side is digging in for a recount battle, both campaigns have requested the names of individuals that cast provisional ballots. Voters who cast provisional ballots had until 5 p.m. Thursday to verify their signatures with local elections officials, but the verification is not required.County election canvassing boards, which determine whether the provisional ballots can be counted, have until noon Saturday to submit unof-ficial results to the state Division of Elections.Contests with a margin of 0.5 percent or less qualify for an automatic machine recount by every county elections office involved in the contest. Hand recounts are required if the margin is .25 percent or less.At the end of the day, when all eligible voters have their votes counted and counted accurately, the fundamental truth that were going to learn is that more voters voted for Sen. Nelson than voted for Gov. Scott, Elias said. And there isnt anything that I am going to be able to do about that. There isnt anything that Gov. Scott and his millions of dollars are going to be able to do or Secretary (of State Ken) Detzner will be able to do about that.Gillums campaign issued a press release Thursday indicating it was ready to gear up for a pos-sible recount, even though the Tallahassee mayor conceded the governors race Tuesday to DeSan-tis, a former congressman who had the support of President Donald Trump."On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor cam-paign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count, the Gillum campaign statement said. Since that time, it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported. Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount.On Thursday, the gov-ernors race had narrowed to less than 40,000 votes, putting it into the margin requiring an automatic machine recount.Machine recounts are to be completed by 3 p.m. on Nov. 15. RECOUNTFrom Page A1the computer randomly generates pairings, she said. Both teams earn the points that are scored together. Because of that, most teams are happy to assist a team that is having a problem because a better robot benefits both teams.To participate in VEX competitions, which run seasonally from Septem-ber to March, the schools all have to be using the same basic kit that they purchase from VEX Robotics.Schools can buy more kits from VEX in order to make different types of robots.Schoenthaler, a STEM teacher at Cypress Ridge, said getting everyone to use VEX gear began as a grassroots movement more than five years ago.It began with a demon-stration at a School Board meeting by the Carver Middle School robotics club and schools began joining in from there.Over time, the district and Educational Foundation of Lake County became more involved and started putting funds into school programs and supporting schools in pursuing grants, such as one Mount Dora Middle earned in September.According to Schoen-thaler, the appeal of VEX IQ is that it's a "multifac-eted" program.The popularity of robotics programs lies in their ability to capture the imagination, while also building founda-tions in real-world skills like engineering and programming."In addition to the building experience, students learn to code, work with a team, to communicate logically in writing and to do research and then present it," Schoenthaler said. "It's a program that hooks students and par-ents alike."She said Cypress Ridge bought a kit in 2013 and has been at every state and world championship since then.The club currently has around 30 students, which is enough to sup-port six teams.Since the program began catching on and seeing deeper invest-ments, around 13 schools in Lake County have set up teams, according to Schoenthaler's last count.For elementary schools, these are after-school programs, but for middle school students, they are often set up as electives alongside music or computer classes.High schools with robotics programs, such as Lake Minneola, compete in a different set of competitions.The VEX IQ teams in Lake County arent set up into a formal league, so any team can join any competition so long as they can get there. The VEX competition events page lists nine Lake County events this season. ROBOTICSFrom Page A1


A6 Friday, November 9, 2018 | BUSINESS In need of a boostGNC Holdings could use a performance boost. The Pittsburgh-based nutrition supplement companys earnings and revenue declined in the first half of this year versus the same period in 2017. And Wall Street predicts the company will deliver similar results today, when it reports its third-quarter results. GNC is slated to receive $300 million in funding as part of a deal with a Chinese pharmaceutical company.Inflation bellwetherThe prices that producers receive for their goods and services have been mostly flat of late. The producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, fell 0.1 percent in September after being flat in August. Falling prices for food and energy helped pull down the September reading. Did the trend continue last month? Find out today, when the Labor Department reports its latest producer price index. Producer price indexseasonally adjusted percent changeSource: FactSet -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5% O S A J J M2018flat est.Economic barometerThe Commerce Department serves up its monthly tally of stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale companies today. When businesses order more goods, it generally leads to more factory production and that boosts economic growth. Wholesale companies grew their stockpiles in August by 0.9 percent, the biggest increase since December 2016. Economists project that wholesale business stockpiles rose 0.3 percent in September. Wholesale inventoriesseasonally adjusted percent changeSource: FactSet0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0% S A J J M A0.1 0.3 0.1 0.9 0.6 est. 0.32018 Today 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 2,960 MN JJASO 2,600 2,720 2,840 S&P 500Close: 2,806.83 Change: -7.06 (-0.3%) 10 DAYS 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 MN JJASO 24,120 25,200 26,280 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,191.22 Change: 10.92 (flat) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1308 Declined 1512 New Highs 70 New Lows 62 Vol. (in mil.) 3,569 Pvs. Volume 3,841 2,377 2,574 1360 1544 74 84 NYSE NASDDOW 26277.82 26081.90 26191.22 +10.92 +0.04% +5.95% DOW Trans. 10719.52 10603.82 10660.66 -53.83 -0.50% +0.46% DOW Util. 748.73 738.24 743.73 -3.37 -0.45% +2.81% NYSE Comp. 12676.05 12580.30 12622.04 -57.06 -0.45% -1.46% NASDAQ 7566.93 7499.71 7530.88 -39.87 -0.53% +9.09% S&P 500 2814.75 2794.99 2806.83 -7.06 -0.25% +4.98% S&P 400 1911.88 1895.58 1902.15 -7.97 -0.42% +0.08% Wilshire 5000 29061.67 28850.90 28962.56 -89.14 -0.31% +4.20% Russell 2000 1586.17 1573.15 1578.21 -3.95 -0.25% +2.78% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 28.85 39.32 31.04 -.06 -0.2 s t t -20.2 +0.1 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 171.50 172.45 +1.94 +1.1 s s s +73.0 +115.1 31 0.24 Amer Express AXP 87.54 111.77 108.50 +1.19 +1.1 s s s +9.3 +14.0 16 1.56f AutoNation Inc AN 37.64 62.02 39.37 +.28 +0.7 t s t -23.3 -26.1 10 ... Brown & Brown BRO 24.28 31.55 29.24 +.21 +0.7 s s t ... +16.8 26 0.32f CocaCola Co KO 41.45 49.55 49.33 -.04 -0.1 s s s +7.5 +10.8 93 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 38.30 ... ... s s s -4.0 +7.3 18 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 79.18 124.00 112.24 +1.02 +0.9 s s s +16.9 +39.6 22 3.00 Disney DIS 97.68 119.69 116.00 -1.05 -0.9 s s t +7.9 +16.9 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 9.06 20.75 9.10 -.10 -1.1 t t t -47.9 -52.1 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.44 +.59 +1.3 s s s -25.0 -10.1 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 136.77 175.50 151.51 -1.58 -1.0 s t t +7.0 +11.6 27 2.74f Home Depot HD 162.29 215.43 188.00 +.77 +0.4 s t t -0.8 +16.8 24 4.12 IBM IBM 114.09 171.13 123.38 +.11 +0.1 s t t -19.6 -13.5 9 6.28 Lowes Cos LOW 77.14 117.70 99.47 -1.13 -1.1 s t t +7.0 +31.9 21 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 28.72 27.59 -.07 -0.3 t s s +49.1 +62.7 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 145.10 176.83 173.96 +.42 +0.2 s s s +11.4 +14.4 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 116.06 +.45 +0.4 s s s -3.2 +7.8 33 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 63.34 +.51 +0.8 s t t -1.9 +11.1 11 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 81.78 109.98 104.88 +.56 +0.5 s s s +6.2 +19.6 25 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 29.14 +.11 +0.4 s s s ... +5.0 cc 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stocks in the U.S. slipped Thursday as the ninth consecutive drop in crude oil prices hurt energy companies. U.S. markets were coming off huge gains the day before.U.S. crude oil has now slumped more than 20 percent since early Octo-ber, meeting Wall Streets definition of a bear market.ŽGovernment fuel stockpiles have steadily expanded, pushing supplies higher, and the U.S. issued waivers to a number of countries that buy oil from Iran. That allows those countries to keep importing Iranian oil in spite of renewed sanctions on that country.Most other groups of stocks finished little changed. Banks made the largest gains. The Federal Reserve left interest rates where they are, but suggested it plans to keep raising rates in response to the strong U.S. economy.After its steep plunge in October, the S&P had risen for six of the seven days ending on Wednesday. Stocks started sinking last month because investors worried that the Fed was going to raise interest rates to the point they slowed down economic growth. But John Lynch, chief invest-ment strategist at LPL Research, said he doesnt think thats going to happen and that the Fed will stop raising rates in 2019.We do not believe they will be as aggressive as many fear,Ž he said. We still dont have anything approaching the wage pressures that have his-torically scared the Fed.ŽOil prices cause stocks to sink againMARKET WATCHDow 26,191.22 10.92 Nasdaq 7,530.89 39.87 S&P 2,806.83 7.06 Russell 1,578.21 3.95 NYSE 12,622.04 57.06COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,222.90 3.30 Silver 14.386 .142 Platinum 870.30 8.50 Copper 2.7370 .0155 Oil 60.67 1.00MARKET MOVERS€ Qualcomm Inc.: Down $5.16 to $58.05 „ The chipmaker gave a disappointing forecast for its “ scal “ rst quarter. € D.R. Horton Inc.: Down $3.37 to $34.22 „ The homebuilder had a weak quarter and said rising prices and mortgages rates are affecting demand.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONMortgage rates hit highest level in nearly 8 yearsU.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to the highest level in almost eight years, a trend that is pulling down home sales and slowing home price growth. Mortgage buyer Fred-die Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage rose to 4.94 percent, from 4.83 percent last week. That is the highest level since February 2011. A year ago the rate was 3.9 percent.The average rate on a 15-year, fixed rate loan increased to 4.33 percent, from 4.23 percent last week. The Associated Press

PAGE 7 | Friday, November 9, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Ron DeSantis portrayed himself as a conservationist while running for Florida governor, despite his voting record as a member of Congress suggesting otherwise. Now that hes been elected, unless a possible recount changes the results, he will have a chance to prove skeptics wrong by working to clean up the environmental mess left by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott. The highest-profile problems are the blue-green algae blooms in South Florida waterways this summer and the red tide that continues to linger off Floridas coasts, sickening people and killing fish and wildlife. Algae blooms also hurt tourism and a state economy that relies upon it. Pollution from agricultural operations and development can cause these blooms to be longer lasting and more widespread. Scott made such problems worse by gutting environmental agencies and taking a hands-off approach to policing polluters. DeSantis said on election night that cleaning up the environment would be his first priority. He can show hes serious through his appointments to water management boards and other agency bodies. He should appoint scientists and other experts instead of developers, representatives of agricultural interests and others who are supposed to be regulated by such boards, as Scott favored doing. In criticizing Big Sugar for polluting the Everglades during the campaign, DeSantis has at least shown independence from a special interest that controls too many Florida politicians. But he will need to do much more to repair the devastation to Floridas environment. He must reverse a steep drop in pollution enforcement cases that happened under Scott, rather than relying on best management practicesŽ and other voluntary efforts that have failed to clean up pollution. Protecting the groundwater that flows from the state's springs and supplies our drinking water from both pollution and excessive pumping must be a priority. Climate change also needs to be treated as the existential threat that it is, rather than the taboo subject it was in the Scott administration. Hurricane Michael showed how warming Gulf of Mexico waters are fueling more powerful storms, while sea level rise is further increasing their destructive power on Floridas developed coastal areas. DeSantis said he wasnt a climate change denier during the campaign, but also expressed doubt about the extent of the problem. History will judge whether Florida finally got serious about shifting to renewable energy sources and preparing for the unavoidable consequences of a warming planet during his tenure. Nothing in DeSantis voting record in Congress, which received a 2 percent lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters, suggests any of this will happen. But past Republican governors in Florida have made environmental issues a priority once in office, from Jeb Bush launching a springs task force to Charlie Crist setting goals to reduce carbon emissions. Even Scott belatedly threw money at the algae problem while running for the U.S. Senate. But our current governor has also left DeSantis with a huge environmental mess, which provides an opportunity for DeSantis to show that his claims of being a conservationist were more than empty campaign rhetoric.OUR OPINIONNew governor must clean up Scotts mess ANOTHER OPINION Set up an Ellis Island on the border to Mexico If we set up an Ellis Island in the west and require all marchers to enter, it would provide food, medical care and language training for those who need it. Our Army could do it. Separate families from non-family members and set up processing to enter the U.S. We should advertise for sponsors of the marchers. It took seven years for my wife to become a citizen with me as her sponsor. It would de-politicize the current situation.Alvin F. Berry, Leesburg The revised commandments The commandments six through seven (as revised by D.J. Trump): Six: Thou shall not kill (unless you are a Saudi price or my BFF Kim Jong-Un) Seven: Thou shall not commit adultery (unless when you grab them by the p---y they don't complain). Eight: Thou shall not steal (unless the people are too dumb to realize you are stealing; then it's okay) Nine: Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor (unless they are a Democrat or I just don't like them) Ten: Thou shall not covet (exceptions include and oligath or president-for-life)Steven Hubschman, Paisley There's no need for troops at the border When I was young, I had a very black-and-white idea of what the Soviet Union was. Borders guarded by uniformed soldiers with machine guns keeping outsiders at bay, as well as their own citizens in captivity. And that is what they were. Today I learned that President Trump is deploying 5,200 armed soldiers to guard our Southern border. There is a caravan of about 3,500 immigrants walking from Guatemala at a pace of about 20 miles a day. At this pace, they could arrive at our border in approximately two months „ if they all survive the journey. Right-wing media and Trump are claiming that this is a massive human invasion of our country, and that these invaders have diseases, such as smallpox and leprosy. The last known case of smallpox was in 1977. The World Health Organization declared the disease eradicated in 1980 „ 38 years ago. Leprosy is a biblical disease that, according to the WHO, currently has a rate of about 10 cases in 10,000 people globally, but the mere mention of it strikes fear in the hearts of the uninformed. At that rate, there would be less than one case of leprosy in this group. Video accounts on the news show this coming "human invasion" to be made up of mostly women and children sleeping on the ground and dragging trash bags with their belongings through the sands of Mexico. This is not a journey that could possibly be attempted by someone ill with leprosy or smallpox. And yet our president is sending 5,200 troops to join 2,000 already stationed at the border, which amounts to about 2.5 soldiers with guns aimed at every single woman and child begging to cross our border. This is a shameful abuse and misuse of our troops and a serious misappropriation of our funds, all to pull off a political stunt six days before an election. But worse, it smacks of that vision of the Soviet Union that we must not allow our country to become.Mary Sharpe, Lady LakeLETTERS TO THE EDITORMoney played a role, apparently big, big money, and so did history, misconceptions, radicalization of the innocent and feminist anger for a guy named Trump. The story is that the Republicans lost the House and that the nation lost, too. It lost glorious opportunities for still more prize-worthy legislation and majoritarian protection from anti-democratic Democratic malevolence. A Republican House, on the legislative side, did what a Democratic House would never do, for instance: It helped give us a tax-reform package saying here's a job, there's a job, everywhere is a job, job, job. The Democrats said wait, the tax cuts are just for the rich and, anyway, where are wage hikes? Well, they are now surrounding us, and that's what happens when you get out of the way of American businesses, not just by reducing overly high taxes, but also scotching disruptive, mindless regulations that give worthy regulations a bad name. And, on top of instigating economic growth that helps the poor more than any welfare program, the cuts did reduce taxes more for the middle class than the rich. Democrats won't admit that. It makes them feel unneeded. And so they misled you, and it's a worry that they will play budget tricks and won't line up behind any reasonable remedy to anything. Instead, some say, they'll be preoccupied with impeachment, investigations and any means they can think of to yank the chair out from under a seated president. Concerning policy options, some Democrats have also found it pays to be socialistic because all kinds of young voters are socialistic and, if history has never allowed socialism to succeed, maybe it can be persuaded to change its mind. Despite all of that, the Democrats did grab gobs of cash from evil Wall Street and vastly outspent Republicans on smothering TV ads, perhaps hoping they would minimalize mindfulness to a state of support. Divisiveness, thou art enshrined, and, given President Donald Trump's cockamamie, vituperative tweets and speeches, it's not just the fault of intellectual meandering about the end of America. It's not just campuses gone wacko. It is not just wideeyed mobs letting their narrow minds rule. It is not only decapitation jokes or some urban dwellers believing most rural, blue-collar types are racist barbarians at the gates. No, Trump has contributed to the point of engendering hate expressing itself in terms his own stumbling tongue cannot equal. Of course, the president's party consistently loses loads of House seats in midterm elections, and none of this is to say that Democratic voters were without legitimate concerns, even if a bit off sometimes. Many Democratic votes, we know, came from suburban women whose fears are said to include the possibility of a refashioned Supreme Court repealing the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. That's actually as farfetched as thinking it will repeal women's rights to vote. And meanwhile lots of Americans understood how dishonest and close to subversive the Democrats were in their attempts to stop Senate approval of Brett Kavanaugh as a justice. That's likely one reason Republicans increased their majority in a Senate that will still be able to deliver on judges and justices. That's hugely important if you dislike liberal justices amending the Constitution through so-called interpretations. I, for one, was pleased to see former presidential candidate Mitt Romney elected to the Senate from Utah; I look forward to his leadership and remember President Barack Obama mocking him for viewing Russia as an enemy. Interesting, isn't it, that the disreputable Russiancollusion probe was hardly brought up by the Democrats in this outing and that Trump still connects sufficiently with the American people to have likely made a difference in some races? These are disorienting times we live in, but the pollsters were pretty much right, as opposed to flubs in 2016. If they get good enough, will TV news shows devoting nine-tenths of their time to predictions come to consider elections unnecessary? Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONRepublicans lose the House, the nation loses, too OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Jay Ambrose


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PAGE 9 | Friday, November 9, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | B3DROPKICK RETURNS IN BLAST FROM PAST Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comStaff ReportSouth Lake junior Ryan Ward brought home a state ti tle on Thursday when he earned an indi-vidual crown at the Florida High School Bowling State Championships at Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center in Orlando.Ward went undefeated over two days and downed Ben Bailey of Apopka in the final. Ward won the opening game of the final 170-127 and then won the second game 224-167 for a two-match total win of 394-294.It feels great,Ž Ward said in an interview with Steven Ryzewski that was posted on Twitter. Its an honor to be here. Theres a lot of competition out here. At the beginning the ball wasnt curving and I had to adjust at the begin-ning of bracket play.ŽWard opened the championships Wednesday evening by putting together games of 215 and 237 to advance with a 452-382 win over Jacob Ausburn. He followed that with his toughest match of the tournament, losing the first game to Isaac Gorzynski 181-176.South Lakes Wa rd wins stateJunior takes home individual bowling crownBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comTy Lawrence is glad that he hasnt spent time this week collecting equipment.Instead, the South Sumter High School football coach has been on the practice field, preparing his team for a play-off game.After a winless season in 2017, the Raiders have returned to the postseason, a veritable rite of passage for the team for much of the past three decades. South Sumter takes a 5-5 record into todays Class 4A-Region 2 quarterfi-nal at Dunnellon, which beat the Raiders 42-21 on Oct. 5 in a regular-season clash.Primed for the playo s 4 area teams hit the road for postseason play Todays gamesSouth Sumter at Dunnellon, 7:30 p.m. South Lake at Seffner Armwood, 7:30 p.m. Wildwood at Frostproof, 7:30 p.m.Saturdays gameMount Dora Christian at Bradenton Saint Josephs, 7 p.m. South Sumter Billy Wallace (36) gets away from Dunnellons Javon Lee (25) on Oct. 5 in Dunnellon. Dunnellon beat the Raiders 42 -21 in the regular season game and the two teams meet again today in the “ rst round of the playoffs. [CYNDI CHAMBERS/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Florida has given up only 11 sacks in nine games this season, a total that is tied for second-fewest in the SEC and would seem to reflect excellent pass protection by the offensive line.But offensive line coach John Hevesy doesnt see it that way. Not at all.The number he worries about, and judges by, is not found on the SEC stat sheet.Number of hits taken by the quarterback.Thats the true reflection of pass protection as far as Hevesy is concerned. And, right now, its not a good look for the Flor-ida offensive line.Never. Never,Ž Hevesy said, when asked if hes pleased with the lines pass protection. In my mind, (the quarterback) shouldnt get touched. People evaluate sacks. Sacks are a number that everyone keeps. My biggest thing is sacks dont hurt as much as hits on quarterbacks.The ball is thrown and people watch the ball and dont watch him get knocked down. You complete the ball and everyones happy. I dont watch the ball, I watch the quarterback. Its the hits when hes throwing the ball, that bothers me more (than sacks).ŽHevesy doesnt know the exact number of times the Florida quarterbacks have been hit this season, but he knows its been too many. So does Dan Mullen. So does Feleipe Franks, even though hes never going to say it. But Hevesy will.I think its always (too many),Ž Hevesy said. I dont know if its lately or just to me in general. I want to keep track of them. Im looking at never. Dont. Thats too hard of a job Gators look to protect QBSaturdayWho: South Carolina (5-3, 4-3 SEC) vs. No. 19 Florida (6-3, 4-3) When: Noon Where: Gainesville TV: ESPNO ensive line has been allowing too many hitsSouth Lakes Baylee Heuser (3) passes the ball against East Ridge last week in Groveland. Heuser leads the Eagles into the “ rst round of the playoffs at Seffner Armwood tonight. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Mark LongAssociated PressJACKSO NVILLE „ The Jacksonville Jaguars used their bye week to ponder the teams pre-carious position.Mired in a four-game losing streak and being 0-2 in the AFC South, they came to this conclu-sion: They must win at division rival Indianapolis (3-5) on Sunday.Its essentially a playoff atmo-sphere for Jacksonville (3-5) in early November.This is a thousand percent a must-win,Ž linebacker Myles Jack said Wednesday. No. 1, its a conference game that weve got to win. And then were on a four-game losing streak, so we cant lose another game.ŽNFL teams are usually reluctant to put too much emphasis on any one game, especially in the middle of the season. But for the Jaguars, who openly talked about having Super Bowl aspirations, they understand another loss or two likely would end their dwindling playoff hopes.We put ourselves in this situation,Ž quarterback Blake Bortles said. We created this small margin for error by not winning football games. Weve put ourselves here. We know we still got a chance and Floundering Jags take must-win approachJacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone paces the sideline during a game against the Houston Texans on Oct. 21 in Jacksonville. [AP PHOTO/STEPHEN B. MORTON, FILE] See GATORS, B4 See PLAYOFFS, B4 See JAGS, B4South Lake junior Ryan Ward poses with his state championship medal on Thursday in Orlando. [SUBMITTED] See WARD, B4


B2 Friday, November 9, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 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 WEEK 10 Thursdays GameCarolina at Pittsburgh, lateSundays GamesArizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.Mondays GameN.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Open: Minnesota, Denver, Baltimore, HoustonWEEK 11 Thursday, Nov. 15Green Bay at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 18Houston at Washington, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Nov. 19Kansas City vs L.A. Rams at Mexico City, 8:15 p.m. Open: Buffalo, San Francisco, Miami, New England, Cleveland, N.Y. JetsNFL INJURY REPORTAs provided by the league:SundayARIZONA at KANSAS „ CARDINALS: DNP: WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related), WR Chad Williams (ankle). LIMITED: S Tre Boston (chest), TE Jermaine Gresham (back), G Mike Iupati (back), DT Robert Nk emdiche (calf), DT Corey Peters (ankle), G Justin Pugh (hand), G Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring). CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), G Cameron Erving (illness), LB Anthony Hitchens (rib), C Mitch Morse (concussion), WR Sammy Watkins (foot). LIMITED: LB Justin Houston (hamstring), S Daniel Sorensen (knee), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring). FULL: WR Tyreek Hill (groin), G Andrew Wylie (back). ATLANTA at CLEVELAND „ FALCONS: DNP: K Matt Bryant (right hamstring), WR Mohamed Sanu (hip). LIMITED: CB Robert Alford (ankle), S Damontae Kazee (ankle), C Alex Mack (back), DT Deadrin Senat (shoulder). BROWNS: DNP: LB Jamie Collins (ankle), C J.C. Tretter (ankle), CB Denzel Ward (hip). LIMITED: T Desmond Harrison (illness), TE David Njoku (knee, ribs), S Damarious Randall (groin), LB Joe Schobert (ankle), WR DaMari Scott (shoulder), CB Tavierre Thomas (abdomen). FULL: WR Antonio Callaway (ankle), T Austin Corbett (foot), T Christopher Hubbard (toe), WR Jarvis Landry (wrist). BUFFALO at N.Y. JETS „ BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (not injury related), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), DE Trent Murphy (knee), DT Kyle Williams (not injury related). LIMITED: QB Josh Allen (right elbow), WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion), WR Andre Holmes (neck). JETS: DNP: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), S Terre nce Brooks (illness), QB Sam Darnold (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), C Spencer Long (knee, “ nger), DT Steve McLendon (ankle), TE Neal Sterling (concussion). LIMITED: G James Carpenter (shoulder), CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep), LB Frankie Luvu (neck), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot). FULL: DE Tarell Basham (knee), T Kelvin Beachum (knee, ankle), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), LB Brandon Copeland (knee), RB Isaiah C rowell (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle), S Marcus Maye (thumb), RB Elijah McGuire (foot), S Rontez Miles (knee, hip), WR Andre Roberts (back), T Brandon Shell (“ nger). DETROIT at CHICAGO „ LIONS: DNP: G T.J. Lang (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee). LIMITED: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), TE Luke Willson (shoulder). BEARS: DNP: TE Dion Sims (concussion). LIMITED: WR Taylor Gabriel (knee). FULL: TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), G Eric Kush (neck), LB Khalil Mack (ankle), DT Bilal Nichols (knee), WR Allen Robinson (groin). JACKSONVILLE at INDIANAPOLIS „ JAGUARS: DNP: CB A.J. Bouye (calf), CB Quenton Meeks (knee). LIMITED: DT Eli Ankou (calf), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), TE James OShaughnessy (hip). FULL: QB Blake Bortles (left shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe). COLTS: DNP: S Clayton Geathers (knee), TE Ryan Hewitt (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (calf), DT Hassan Ridgeway (illness), TE Erik Swoope (knee). LIMITED: WR Ryan Grant (ankle), CB Nate Hairston (ankle), S Malik Hooker (hip), RB Marlon Mack (foot), DE Kemoko Turay (neck), RB Robert Turbin (shoulder). FULL: G Braden Smith (hand). L.A. CHARGERS at OAKLAND „ CHARGERS: No Report. RAIDERS: No Report. MIAMI at GREEN BAY „ DOLPHINS: DNP: WR Danny Amendola (not injury related), DE Charles Harris (calf), DE Cameron Wake (not injury related). LIMITED: WR Jakeem Grant (achilles), T JaWuan James (knee), G Ted Larsen (neck), WR Kenny Stills (groin), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder), T Laremy Tunsil (knee, ankle). FULL: LB Stephone Anthony (quadricep), G Jesse Davis (elbow), TE A.J. Derby (foot), RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder), CB Xavien Howard (ankle), S Reshad Jones (shoulder), S T.J. McDonald (knee), WR DeVante Parker (knee), DE Robert Quinn (ankle), C Travis Swanson (elbow). PACKERS: DNP: TE Jimmy Graham (knee), CB Kevin King (hamstring). LIMITED: S Kentrell Brice (knee), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), LB Blake Martinez (ankle). FULL: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). NEW ENGLAND at TENNESSEE „ PATRIOTS: DNP: OT Trent Brown (illness). LIMITED: LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), TE Rob Gron kowski (ankle/back), LB Donta Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), G Shaq Mason (calf), RB Sony Michel (knee), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (neck), DE John Simon (shoulder). TITANS: DNP: LB Darren Bates (illness), OT Jack Conklin (concussion), OT Dane Cruikshank (knee), WR Taywan Taylor (foot). LIMITED: LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle). FULL: LB Will Compton (hamstring). NEW ORLEANS at CINCINNATI „ SAINTS: DNP: DE Marcus Davenport (toe), WR Cameron Meredith (knee), G Larry Warford (not injury related), CB P.J. Williams (hamstring). LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (knee), T Andrus Peat (hip), T Ryan Ramczyk (knee), C Max Unger (knee). BENGALS: DNP: LB Vontaze Bur“ ct (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), WR A.J. Green (toe), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), G Alex Redmond (hamstring), LB Nick Vigil (knee). LIMITED: RB Giovani Bernard (knee), TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle). FULL: G Clint Boling (back), C Billy Price (foot), WR John Ross (groin). SEATTLE at L.A. RAMS „ SEAHAWKS: No Report. RAMS: No Report. WASHINGTON at TAMPA BAY „ REDSKINS: DNP: WR Jamison C rowder (ankle), CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), T Morgan Moses (knee), RB Chris Thompson (rib), T Trent Williams (thumb). LIMITED: RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder), TE Jordan Reed (back). FULL: LB Ryan Anderson (knee), RB Kapri Bibbs (shoulder), CB Danny Johnson (forearm), QB Colt McCoy (right thumb), S Montae Nicholson (hip), CB Greg Stroman (hip). BUCS: DNP: DE Vinny Curry (ankle), T Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder), WR Mike Evans (knee), RB Ronald Jones (hamstring), CB M.J. Stewart (foot). LIMITED: RB Peyton Barber (ankle), G Evan Smith (hip, wrist). FULL: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, foot). DALLAS at PHILADELPHIA „ COWBOYS: DNP: WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Taco Charlton (shoulder), DE David Irving (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), TE Geoff Swaim (knee), LB Joe Thomas (foot), WR Deonte Thompson (ribs), G Connor Williams (knee). LIMITED: DE Randy Gregory (knee), G Zack Martin (knee). FULL: CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle). EAGLES: DNP: CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), C Jason Kelce (not injury related), CB Jalen Mills (foot). LIMITED: LB Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee), S Corey Graham (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (knee), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). FULL: LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (thumb), T Jason Peters (biceps)MondayN.Y. GIANTS at SAN FRANCISCO „ GIANTS: No Report. 49ERS: No Report. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 11 1 .917 „ Boston 6 4 .600 4 Philadelphia 7 5 .583 4 Brooklyn 5 6 .455 5 New York 4 8 .333 7 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 6 5 .545 „ Miami 5 5 .500 Orlando 4 7 .364 2 Atlanta 3 8 .273 3 Washington 2 8 .200 3 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 8 2 .800 „ Indiana 7 5 .583 2 Detroit 5 5 .500 3 Chicago 3 9 .250 6 Cleveland 1 10 .091 7 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB San Antonio 6 4 .600 „ Memphis 6 4 .600 „ New Orleans 5 6 .455 1 Houston 4 5 .444 1 Dallas 3 8 .273 3 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 9 2 .818 „ Portland 8 3 .727 1 Oklahoma City 6 4 .600 2 Utah 5 6 .455 4 Minnesota 4 8 .333 5 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 10 1 .909 „ L.A. Clippers 6 4 .600 3 Sacramento 6 5 .545 4 L.A. Lakers 5 6 .455 5 Phoenix 2 8 .200 7Wednesdays GamesDetroit 103, Orlando 96 Oklahoma City 95, Cleveland 86 Miami 95, San Antonio 88 New York 112, Atlanta 107 Memphis 89, Denver 87 New Orleans 107, Chicago 98 Philadelphia 100, Indiana 94 Utah 117, Dallas 102 Toronto 114, Sacramento 105 L.A. Lakers 114, Minnesota 110Thursdays GamesHouston at Oklahoma City, late Boston at Phoenix, late L.A. Clippers at Portland, late Milwaukee at Golden State, lateTodays GamesCharlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 9 p.m. Boston at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesNew York at Toronto, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Washington at Miami, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 15 11 3 1 23 55 40 Toronto 15 10 5 0 20 51 40 Boston 14 8 4 2 18 39 31 Montreal 15 8 5 2 18 48 45 Buffalo 15 7 6 2 16 43 44 Ottawa 15 6 6 3 15 52 62 Detroit 15 5 8 2 12 40 55 Florida 11 3 5 3 9 34 41 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA N.Y. Islanders 14 8 4 2 18 45 34 Washington 14 7 4 3 17 52 50 Columbus 15 8 6 1 17 50 52 Pittsburgh 14 6 5 3 15 47 47 Philadelphia 15 7 7 1 15 48 56 N.Y. Rangers 15 7 7 1 15 43 47 Carolina 15 6 7 2 14 40 45 New Jersey 13 6 6 1 13 42 43 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 15 12 3 0 24 51 31 Minnesota 14 8 4 2 18 43 40 Winnipeg 14 8 5 1 17 41 38 Dallas 15 8 6 1 17 42 40 Colorado 15 7 5 3 17 53 44 Chicago 15 6 6 3 15 46 56 St. Louis 13 5 5 3 13 46 48 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA San Jose 15 8 4 3 19 50 46 Calgary 16 9 6 1 19 54 53 Vancouver 16 9 6 1 19 49 53 Edmonton 15 8 6 1 17 44 46 Anaheim 17 7 7 3 17 41 48 Arizona 13 7 6 0 14 37 29 Vegas 15 6 8 1 13 34 42 Los Angeles 14 5 8 1 11 32 46 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Wednesdays Games Washington 2, Pittsburgh 1 Nashville 4, Colorado 1 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Thursdays Games Vancouver at Boston, late Edmonton at Florida, late Arizona at Philadelphia, late Buffalo at Montreal, late Vegas at Ottawa, late N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, late Carolina at Chicago, late San Jose at Dallas, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Todays Games New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesChicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 2 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 7 p.m. Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Vegas at Montreal, 7 p.m. Detroit at Carolina, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.AHLAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Charlotte 11 10 1 0 0 20 42 25 Spring“ eld 10 7 1 0 2 16 43 27 Bridgeport 13 7 5 1 0 15 48 48 Lehigh Valley 11 6 3 1 1 14 43 40 WB/Scranton 11 6 4 0 1 13 39 35 Hershey 14 6 7 0 1 13 32 42 Hartford 14 5 7 1 1 12 41 53 Providence 11 3 7 1 0 7 35 38 NORTH DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Rochester 13 9 3 1 0 19 50 37 Cleveland 13 7 5 1 0 15 42 45 Binghamton 13 5 6 2 0 12 35 50 Laval 13 5 7 1 0 11 31 34 Utica 13 5 7 1 0 11 37 46 Belleville 12 5 7 0 0 10 35 38 Toronto 10 4 4 0 2 10 41 43 Syracuse 9 4 5 0 0 8 29 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Milwaukee 14 8 3 3 0 19 46 39 Chicago 12 8 3 0 1 17 50 35 Iowa 12 8 3 1 0 17 47 31 Rockford 13 6 4 1 2 15 36 36 Manitoba 11 6 5 0 0 12 27 37 Grand Rapids 11 5 5 0 1 11 34 38 Texas 11 4 5 1 1 10 36 41 San Antonio 13 3 10 0 0 6 26 37 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA San Jose 11 9 1 0 1 19 43 21 Tucson 11 7 3 0 1 15 41 37 Colorado 10 6 2 2 0 14 33 30 Bakers“ eld 10 6 4 0 0 12 40 30 Stockton 11 4 6 1 0 9 33 55 Ontario 10 3 4 2 1 9 39 49 San Diego 9 3 4 1 1 8 33 392 points for win, 1 point for OT/shootout lossWednesdays GamesBridgeport 7, Binghamton 3 Chicago 5, Milwaukee 3 Iowa 3, Rockford 0 Laval 4, Utica 3 Rochester 5, Cleveland 2 Tucson 6, San Diego 3Thursdays GamesBakers“ eld 5, Iowa 4, OT Grand Rapids at Manitoba, lateTodays GamesLaval at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Hartford at Utica, 7 p.m. Toronto at Belleville, 7 p.m. WB/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Spring“ eld at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Rockford at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. San Jose at Tucson, 9:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10 p.m. Ontario at Stockton, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesGrand Rapids at Manitoba, 7 p.m. WB/Scranton at Hartford, 7 p.m. Providence at Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Spring“ eld at Hershey, 7 p.m. Laval at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Toronto at Belleville, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Utica at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Texas, 8 p.m. Bakers“ eld at Iowa, 8 p.m. San Jose at Tucson, 9:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYOFFSAll times EasternKNOCKOUT ROUND Oct. 31Eastern Conference: New York City FC 3, Philadelphia 1 Western Conference: Portland 2, FC Dallas 1Nov. 1Eastern Conference: Columbus 2, D.C. United 2, Columbus wins on penalty kicks 3-2 Western Conference: Real Salt Lake 3, Los Angeles FC 2CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Home-and-home)First leg Eastern ConferenceNov. 4: Columbus 1, New York Red Bulls 0 Nov. 4: Atlanta 1, New York City FC 0Western ConferenceNov. 4: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Nov. 4: Sporting Kansas City 1, Real Salt Lake 1Second leg Eastern ConferenceSunday: New York City FC at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Columbus at New York, 7:30 p.m.Western ConferenceThursday: Portland at Seattle, late Sunday: Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, 3 p.m.CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS(Home-and-home)Eastern Conference First legSunday, Nov. 25: TBDSecond legThursday, Nov. 29: TBDWestern Conference First legSunday, Nov. 25: TBDSecond legThursday, Nov. 29: TBDMLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 8: TBD2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 2, Tied 4)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ Colombia 4, United States 2 Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ United States 1, Peru 1 Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TodayWashington 2 219 at Orlando at Philadelphia 5 225 Charlotte Detroit 5 225 at Atlanta at Miami Off Off Indiana at Denver 9 210 Brooklyn at Utah 3 209 Boston at Sacramento Off Off Minnesota NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -135 Columbus +125 at Toronto Off New Jersey Off at Detroit Off N.Y. Rangers Off at Winnipeg -171 Colorado +159 at St. Louis Off San Jose Off at Anaheim Off Minnesota OffCOLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Syracuse 21 20 69 Louisville Fresno St. Pk 2 53 at Boise St.Saturdayat Houston 7 5 69 Temple Michigan 36 39 48 at Rutgers at Pittsburgh 4 3 54 Virginia Tech Clemson 15 19 57 at BostonCol. at Texas A&M 13 13 66 Mississippi Kentucky 3 5 42 at Tennessee BYU 13 14 60 at UMass at Virginia 24 23 60 Liberty Troy +2 1 45 at GeorgiaSo. at Iowa St. 14 14 51 Baylor at UCF 25 24 63 Navy at W. Virginia 13 11 56 TCU at Georgia Tech 2 3 55 Miami at Kansas St. 11 10 47 Kansas at E. Michigan 13 12 43 Akron at Indiana 2 1 55 Maryland SMU 16 19 67 at UConn at Duke 12 11 58 No.Carolina at Oklahoma 17 21 79 Okla. St. at Iowa 11 11 44 Northwestrn at Cincinnati 7 14 55 So. Florida Arkansas St. 5 6 60 at Coas.Caro. at Tulane 14 11 54 East Carolina at Utah 4 4 56 Oregon Washington St. 4 6 60 at Colorado at Marshall 14 14 41 Charlotte North Texas 12 14 65 at ODU at Cent. Michi. 8 7 51 Bowl.Green at Nevada 12 14 64 Colo. St. at Stanford 22 24 61 Oregon St. Middle Tenn. 16 13 48 at UTEP at Georgia 14 14 52 Auburn at Penn St. 9 9 54 Wisconsin at Alabama 27 23 53 Miss. St. at Air Force 12 13 56 New Mexico at Missouri 15 17 63 Vanderbilt at Nebraska 20 17 69 Illinois Purdue 9 11 59 at Minn. at Memphis 16 15 65 Tulsa at Florida 8 6 54 So.Carolina at Southern Calif. 5 5 48 California Texas 1 1 62 at Texas Tech LSU 16 13 48 at Arkansas at Utah St. 29 31 65 San Jose St. Appalach. St. 21 20 46 at Texas St. at ULL 13 14 69 Georgia St. at FAU 15 20 58 W.Kentucky ULM 3 6 62 at S.Alabama at La. Tech 26 24 52 Rice FIU 12 10 48 at UTSA at Notre Dame 16 16 52 Florida St. at USB 11 11 47 South. Miss Ohio State 5 3 51 at Mich. St. at Arizona St. 9 13 61 UCLA at San Diego St. 18 23 53 UNLVNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at N.Y. Jets 7 7 36 Buffalo Atlanta 3 5 50 at Cleveland New Orleans 3 5 54 at Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 2 3 51 Washington New England 5 6 46 at Tenn. at Green Bay 7 10 47 Miami at Indianapolis 1 3 47 Jacksonville at Chicago 4 6 44 Detroit at Kansas City 15 16 49 Arizona L.A. Chargers 10 10 50 at Oakland at L.A. Rams 8 10 51 Seattle at Philadelphia 6 7 43 DallasMondayat San Francisco 3 3 44 N.Y. Giants Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueOAKLAND AS „ Promoted Ed Sprague to assistant director of player development and coordinator of on-“ eld analytics, Steve Scarsone to minor league roving in“ eld and baserunning instructor, Aaron Nieckula to minor league “ eld coordinator, Eddie Menchaca supervisor of Latin America player development, Rick Magnante supervisor of player development and Gabe Ortiz minor league catching instructor. Named Craig Conklin coach of Las Vegas (PCL); Bobby Crosby coach of Midland (TL); Webster Garrison manager, Chris Smith pitching coach and Javier Godard coach of Stockton (Cal); Lloyd Turner manager, Juan Dilone hitting coach and Anthony Phillips coach of Beloit (MWL); and Kevin Kouzmanoff hitting coach of Vermont (NYP). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Traded OFs Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley to Seattle for C Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia and LHP Michael Plassmeyer.National LeaguePITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Signed 3B Jung Ho Kang to a one-year contract.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Exercised 2019 options on OF Jonathan Moroney and LHP Kylin Turnbull. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed INF Leobaldo Pina. MILWAUKEE MILKMEN „ Signed LHP Aaron Ford and RHP Myles Smith. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Exercised the 2019 option on C Justin OConner.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueMINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Released G Landon Turner from the practice squad. Signed RB Roc Thomas to the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Signed DB Greg Mabin from the practice squad and C Tarvarus McFadden to the practice squad.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed QB Jeremiah Briscoe.XFLXFL „ Named Doug Whaley senior vice president for football operations.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueLOS ANGELES KINGS „ Assigned D Chaz Reddekopp from Ontario (AHL) to Manchester (ECHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Recalled F Carl Persson from Atlanta (ECHL) to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS „ Assigned C Boo Nieves to Hartford (AHL).American Hockey LeagueMANITOBA MOOSE „ Assigned D Jacob Cederholm to Jacksonville (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended Rapid City F Garrett Klotz one game. ATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Signed F Justin Greenberg. FLORIDA EVERBLADES „ Loaned F Justin Auger to Rockford (AHL). JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN „ Traded F Alexandre Ranger to Allen. NEWFOUNDLAND GROWLERS „ Released F Scott Trask. NORFOLK ADMIRALS „ Added G Serhii Liulchuk as emergency backup. Loaned G Ty Reichenbach to Tucson (AHL). ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS „ Traded D Zach Todd to Wichita. RAPID CITY RUSH „ Released F Pier-Olivier Grand Maison.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA SWIMMING „ Named Simone Manuel and Ryan Murphy ambassadors of the USA Swimming Foundation.COLLEGESEARLHAM „ Announced the resignation of football coach Nick Johnson. TUSCULUM „ Announced the resignation of womens volleyball coach Michael Robinso AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP CAN-AM 500Site: Avondale, Arizona. Schedule: Today, 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: www.nascar.comThe Leesburg High girls weightlifting team opened its season with a win in a tri-meet against Lake Min-neola and Mo unt Dora on Wednesday.Leesburg got wins from Deilyanne Cruz (101-pound weight class), Crys tal Howison (110 pounds), Court-ney Bracco (129 pounds), Hailey Zakos (154 pounds), Taylor Woods (169 pounds) and Yasmine Heflin (199 pounds). Our girls were so polished,Ž said Leesburg coach Joshua Boyer. Our rookie lifters looked great for their first meet ever, and our veteran lifters were unbeliev-able. This team is built for the postseason, and with the numbers they put up today, most all played their numbers very conservatively, we are going to have another great district, regional, and state run.ŽHIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUPLeesburg lifters open with winAUTO RACING 7:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, practice, at Sao Paolo 11:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, practice, at Sao Paolo 1:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Can-Am 500, practice, at Avondale, Ariz. 2:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, practice, at Avondale, Ariz. 4:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, “ nal practice, at Avondale, Ariz. 5:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Series, Lucas Oil 150, qualifying, at Avondale, Ariz. 7 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Can-Am 500, qualifying, at Avondale, Ariz. 8:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Series, Lucas Oil 150, at Avondale, Ariz. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. CBSSN „ Providence vs. Wichita St., at Annapolis, Md. 6:30 p.m. FS2 „ Bowling Green at St. Johns 7 p.m. ESPN „ Arkansas vs. Texas, at Fort Bliss (El Paso, Texas) ESPNU „ North Carolina at Elon SEC „ S. Illinois at Kentucky 8 p.m. BTN „ Montana St. at Indiana 8:30 p.m. CBSSN „ Maryland at Navy 9 p.m. ESPNU „ Buffalo at West Virginia 9:30 p.m. SEC „ Washington at Auburn 11 p.m. ESPNU „ Yale vs. California, at Shanghai COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Louisville at Syracuse 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 „ Fresno St. at Boise St. DRAG RACING 10:30 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Auto Club Finals, qualifying rounds, at Pomona, Calif. 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PAGE 11 | Friday, November 9, 2018 B3By Eric OlsonThe Associated PressRuan Venter learned how to dropkick playing rugby in his native South Africa and sometimes would do it for fun during football practices at NCAA Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia.Until a couple weeks ago, he wouldnt have fathomed dropkicking in a game.In scenes harkening to a bygone era, Venter successfully dropkicked three extra points to the delight of teammates, fans, game officials and even opposing West Virginia Wesleyan on Oct. 27. Venter, whose first name is pronounced Roo-On, hopes to get another opportunity in his senior day game against Vir-ginia-Wise on Saturday.A standout punter who has drawn the attention of NFL scouts, Venter is the first player known to have scored on a dropkick since Matt Newman of Division III Illinois College did it against Grinnell in Sep-tember 2013.I had no idea about the history of it,Ž Venter said. I did dropkicks my whole life, and by doing them again I thought about back home, being outside and doing the dropkicks with friends in my home country. Maybe I miss it a little bit. But it also made me excited I could bring that kind of kicking back into the game and, with that, making the people happy and making some history for them as well.ŽThe dropkick was a staple of football back in the days of leather helmets. The kicker takes the snap, holds the ball waist high and drops it straight down as he strides with his nonkicking leg. He strikes the ball as it touches the ground or just as it bounces up.The popularity of the forward pass led to the evolution of the ball in the 1930s, from more rounded to sleeker and pointed on the ends. That made it easier to throw but more difficult to dropkick because bounces off the drop became unpredictable. Thus, the dropkick became a novelty.Shepherd coach Ernie McCook knew about Venters special talent and had the team practice extra points and field goals with Venter dropkicking in case an emergency came up.Venters time came after the teams regular kicker, who had struggled with back tightness for a week, missed two straight extra points. McCook wanted to preserve the freshman backup kickers redshirt year, so Venter was the next option.Venter is a capable place-kicker, but he is the teams regular holder, and McCook wasnt com-fortable with anyone else doing the holding.At that point,Ž McCook said, the drop-kick was the best option for us.ŽIn this Oct. 27, Shepherd University kicker Ruan Venter drop kicks an extra point during a game against West Virginia. [DAVID PENNOCK/SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Dropkick returns to college footballBy Rob MaaddiThe Associated PressIts never been easier to score in the NFL.At the mid point of the season, the le ague is on pace to set records for most points, touchdowns and touchdown passes in a single season. Teams have scored 6,440 points, 736 touchdowns and 473 TDs in the air through Week 9.The increase in offensive production follows the lowest-scoring season this decade. Teams aver-aged 21.7 points per game in 2017. Thats up to 24 points this season. A total of 12 teams are averaging at least 27.5 points per game led by the Chiefs (36.3), Saints (34.9) and Rams (33.2). There are several reasons scoring has soared. A combination of new rules and rule adjustments over the past few years favor offenses. The league has banned helmet-to-helmet contact, implemented a defenseless receiver rule and a body-weight rule against players making sacks, outlawed low hits on quarterbacks and emphasized illegal con-tact penalties. Theres also been an influx of innovative, offensive-minded coaches „ Sean McVay, Doug Pederson, Kyle Shana-han „ and talented young quarterbacks „ Patrick Mahomes, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, among others.Five quarterbacks „ Mahomes, Goff, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethli sberger and Aaron Rodgers „ are on pace to throw for 5,000 yards. That only happened nine times previously in league history. Ten QBs have a passer rating over 100, double the total last season.Games are not only featuring more scoring but theres been plenty of close, down-to-the-wire action. Seventy-one games were decided by one score, eight points or less. Thats the fifth-most through nine weeks. Thirty-seven games have been decided by a field goal, which was fourth-most at this point. Ten games have reached overtime and 36 teams have rallied to win or tie after trailing in the fourth quarter or overtime.NFL on pace for record-setting scoring midway through season


B4 Friday, November 9, 2018 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 11STAFF PICKSEach week, staff members of the Daily Commercial give their predictions for 10 weekend games. South Lake at Armwood South Sumter at Dunnellon Wildwood at Frostproof MDCA at St. Stephens S. Carolina at Florida Miami at Georgia Tech Ohio St. at Michigan St. Washington at Tampa Bay Miami at Green Bay Jacksonville at Indianapolis Last Week Overall Armwood Dunnellon Frostproof St. Stephens Florida Ga. Tech Ohio St. Tampa Bay Green Bay Indy 7-3 70-30 Roxanne Brown Daily Commercial ReporterArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof St. Stephens Florida Ga. Tech Ohio St. Tampa Bay Green Bay Jax 6-4 62-38 Paul Jenkins Sports EditorArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof MDCA S. Carolina Ga. Tech Ohio St. Washington Green Bay Indy 6-4 58-42 Frank Jolley Sports WriterArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof MDCA Florida Miami Ohio St. Tampa Bay Green Bay Indy 7-3 65-35 Tom McNiff Executive EditorArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof St. Stephens S. Carolina Miami Ohio St. Washington Miami Jax 6-4 63-37 Steve Skaggs Daily Commercial PublisherArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof MDCA Florida Ga. Tech Ohio St. Washington Green Bay Jax 7-3 56-44 Whitney Lehnecker Digital EditorArmwood Dunnellon Wildwood MDCA Florida Ga. Tech Ohio St. Washington Green Bay Jax 6-4 65-35 Goose Debonair DogArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof St. Stephens Florida Ga. Tech Ohio St. Tampa Bay Green Bay Indy 5-5 61-39 Paul Nikolai Circulation DirectorArmwood Dunnellon Frostproof St. Stephens Florida Miami Ohio St. Washington Green Bay Indy 5-5 61-39Rusty Jacobs Operations Director South Lake Dunnellon Frostproof MDCA Florida Miami Ohio St. Tampa Bay Miami Jax 4-6 52-48Payne Ray Daily Commercial Reporter weve got to play really well for the whole second half of the season to go where we want to go.ŽThe Jags are counting on run-ning back Leonard Fournettes return making a significant difference.Fournette missed six of the last seven games with a strained right hamstring. He practiced in full for the first time in more than a month Monday and did the same Wednesday.Jacksonville built its offense around Fournette and hasnt been nearly as physical or effective without him. The team signed Ja maal Charles for a week and then traded for Carlos Hyde in hopes of filling the void, but neither move paid dividends. Coach Doug Marrone said he lost faith in his offensive line in London, specifically in short-yardage situations, but has since stopped short of proclaiming Fournette the teams savior.Players, though, believe Fournettes return could be a turning point.I know everybodys fired up to have him back in the lineup,Ž Bortles said. I know Im excited to watch him run. I know guys are excited to block for him and kind of see him go. We got so used to him doing his thing last year and watching that and do everything off of that. Not having him has made us change some of the things we do, but to be able to have him back and healthy and ready to go is exciting.ŽMarrone evaluated coaches, players and schemes during the bye week, but decided not to make any wholesale changes. He tweaked the schedule signif-icantly, mostly so guys wouldnt feel like things were the same after the break.Its just kind of like the atmo-sphere is a little tighter,Ž Jack said. Obviously, everybody is „ I wouldnt say desperate „ but we just need (a victory). Its a must-win week. As the weeks go on, it just gets worse and worse. Hopefully this is the w eek we change it.ŽWith the sense of urgency on the rise, the Jaguars have started to unravel.There was a locker room scuffle last month following a loss to Houston, a playersonly meeting the next day and then a run-in with London police over an unsettled night-club tab. They have eight games left to save the season. It starts with a must-win gameŽ against the Colts, who have won two in a row.I dont think you can look at it as a whole eight games „ weve got to win eight games in a row or six out of the eight,Ž Bortles said. Obviously, play-ing Indy is a division game, and thats an important one.Its kind of like Doug talked about all week and all last week: youve got to win one to get it rolling. Its all anyones really focused on right now.Ž JAGSFrom Page B1to do back there anyway, dont make it any harder. Youve got to keep him clean and keep him upright so he can make all his reads and progressions.ŽThe offensive line has given up only two sacks combined in the last two games, both losses, but the quarterback hits, if theyd been recorded, likely would be off the charts.Those hits played a role in UFs recent offensive struggles. And they probably played a big role in Franks getting benched in the third quarter of last Saturdays loss to Missouri.Franks wasnt sacked by the Tigers, but he was hit often and pressured into a 9-for-22 passing performance that led to his removal from the game. Franks had open receivers, but rarely had time to get them the ball.He missed a throw or two, but he was also getting hit,Ž Mullen said. Weve got guys wide open and Im looking and Im like, Whats going on? All of a sudden the ball sails. Everyone jumps on (Franks), and there he is with three guys being pulled off of him.ŽMullen points out one critical series early in the second quarter. The Gators were backed up on their own 6-yard line and had a chance to escape, getting wide receivers wide open on both second and third down. But Franks was hit on both plays, forcing errant passes. UF had to punt and Missouri scored a touchdown four plays later to take a 14-3 lead.We have two wide open receivers. And we overthrow both of them because the quarterback is getting lit up the second he tries to throw the ball,Ž Mullen said. If we just protect on either of those two plays, theyre comple-tions, and, all of a sudden the offense is playing great.Two guys on two differ-ent plays in protection. Thats why that happened. We miss two throws because the quar-terback is getting hit within 1.6 seconds of the ball being snapped.ŽThose hits dont show up on the stat sheet, but they could have been game changing.This is a recent trend that Hevesy and his guys are trying to reverse, starting with Sat-urdays game against South Carolina. Whoever Floridas quarterback turns out to be, the goal of the offensive line is to make him untouchable.Weve got to keep getting better at it,Ž Hevesy said. Just talking to them about it, our feet and our hands and the fundamentals and understanding the pro-tections, understanding the pressures.Down and distance. Third-down situation, what are you getting? Find your reads and make your sets.ŽAnd protect your quarterback. GATORSFrom Page B1We love the playoffs,Ž Lawrence said. These kids and our coaching staff have worked so hard to get back into the postseason. Last year wasnt a lot of fun for any of us, but it was something we had to go through to get back to where we want to be.And were not there yet, but were getting closer.ŽSouth Sumters return to the postseason is validation for Lawrence and the Rai ders following an 0-9 campaign in 2017, the first winless season in school history. Following years of domination, which included a 39-game regular season win-ning streak and a berth in the state semifinals in 2016, the cyclical nature of high school sports had finally bit South Sumter.The depth and leadership that had been trademarks of the program had graduated, leav-ing Lawrence with a massive rebuilding project in just his second year at the helm.We had to play so many young players last year, including a lot of freshmen,Ž Lawrence said. Now, those kids are sophomores with two regular seasons worth of expe-rience under their belts. They arent young anymore, in terms of experience, and I think thats starting to show.ŽThe playing experience his young players have gained over the past two seasons will likely get a stiff test against Dunnel-lon, the third -seeded team in Class 4A-2. Like the Raiders, the Tigers enter todays game with a 5-5 record and a roster Lawrence said is loaded with Division I talent.The teams have met five times in the past four seasons, with Dunnellon winning three, including the last two games by a combined score of 82-21.It also features a matchup between Lawrence and Price Harris, his counterpart at Dun-nellon and a longtime friend. Lawrence said the two often talk and are familiar with each others programs and play-calling tendencies.He knows what well do and we think we know what hes going to do,Ž Lawrence said.Lawrence, tongue in cheek, added he always finds extra motivation when squaring off against his friend.I want to beat him more,Ž Lawrence said between laughs. Seriously, once the game starts, we forget all about the friendship stuff and it becomes just another game.ŽSouth Sumter is one of four area teams set for postseason games today and Saturday.Also on tap for today is South Lake, which travels to Seffner Armwood for a Class 6A-Region 2 quarterfinal game, while Wildwood (5-5) hits the road to play Frostproof in a Class 1A-Region 4 quarterfinal contest. Mount Dora Christian Academy (7-3) heads to Bradenton on Satur-day to play Saint Stephens Episcopal in a Sunshine State Athletic Conference semifinal game.The Villages „ the top seed in Class 4A-Region 2 „ is off this week and will host the winner of todays Gainesville P.K. Yonge-Starke Bradford game in next weeks regional semifinals.Seventh-seeded South Lake will take a 6-4 mark against Armwood, the second seed in Region 2 with a 9-1 record. Eagles coach Mark Woolum said his team had a good weekŽ of practice in prepara-tion for the Hawks.The team has battled key injuries all season, namely to running back Kelley Joiner Jr., who has been out since suffering a broken leg in Week 3 against Crystal River. And now, wide receiver Joey Pendarvis, who stepped up when Joiner went down to lead the team with 72 receptions, is hampered by an injury.Both, according to Woolum, are questionable.We have overcome so much this year,Ž Woolum said. Especially with the loss of Kelley. But not once did your kids ever doubt anything. We have a really close locker room and some great leaders in our seniors, as well as some young players who have stepped up and done exceptionally well fill-ing in when they were needed.Our school, community and team are excited about our opportunity in the playoffs.ŽWildwood heads into its rematch with Frostproof „ the Bulldogs won 59-38 in an opening-round game last year „ having won four of its last six games. However, the Wild-cats have lost two of their last three games, including a 42-34 thriller to The Villages.J.B. Bynum, Wildwoods interim head coach, believes his team has the talent to beat Frostproof (6-4), but will have to take better care of the foot-ball than it did in last years loss „ the only defeat in otherwise unbeaten season.We feel confident that if we play with the same effort we had for our game with The Villages, well be all right,Ž Bynum said. Last years game against Frost-proof is a reminder for us that in the playoffs a single play can change the whole makeup of the game. Turnovers last year ended up being our undoing.Ž Mount Dora Christian Acad-emy, winners of seven straight following an 0-3 start to the season, expects to have its hands full with the Falcons (9-1), one of the top teams in the SSAC.The Bulldogs have been oper-ating its single-wing attack to near perfection over the second half of the season. Coupled with a stingy defense, led by Univer-sity of Florida commit Jesiah Pierre, MDCA has outscored its opponents 324-45 during its winning streak and winning by an average score of 46-6.MDCA coach Kolby Tackett doesnt expect that kind of romp against Saint Stephens. A win on Saturday, however, would vault the Bulldogs into the Florida Bowl on Nov. 17 at Oviedo Masters Academy, where they would play for the SSAC championship.Well, we play the two-time defending champions and I believe they are something like 29-1 in the last three years,Ž Tackett said. That being said, we are going to continue to worry about us, focus on us and enjoy the entire process. We arent about to back down from a stout challenge.Ž PLAYOFFSFrom Page B1But Ward bounced back to tie the match with a 190-183 win in the second game. He then advanced with a 197-191 victory.Ward cruised to a 2-0 win in the semifinal on Wednesday night, throwing his best game of the tournament to defeat Duke Crouch 256-196 and punched his ticket for the final in the second game with a 185-173 win.Ward had qualified for the state championships as an indi-vidual out of District 4. WARDFrom Page B1 Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks th rows a p ass against Missouri on Saturday in Gainesville. [CYNDI CHAMBERS/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Florida quarterback Kyle Trask sets up to pass against Missouri on Saturday in Gainesville. [CYNDI CHAMBERS/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] T a Sou t Vi l Ga t Fl o N. C Al a C a M S e 1 6

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C I T Y O F U M A T I L L A I N V I T A T I O N T O B I D K E N T U C K Y A V E N U E W A T E R L I N E R E P L A C E M E N T P R O J E C T P R O J E C T N A M E : KENTUCKY AVE NUE WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT B I D N O : 2018-E O W N E R : CITY OF UMATILLA L O C A T I O N O F P R O J E C T : Umatilla, Florida. S C O P E O F W O R K : T he work generally includes the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment for the construction approximately 450 LF of 10” wate r main. D E S C R I P T I O N O F W O R K : T he work generally includes the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment for the construction of the Kentucky Avenue water main replacement, including services, site work, and restoration. M A N D A T O R Y P R E B I D C O N F E R E N C E : A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the City of Umatilla, 1 South Central Avenue, Umatilla, Flor ida 32784, on Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. R E C E I P T O F B I D S : Sealed bids marked “Project 2018-E Kentucky Av enue Waterline Replacement Project” for the work described herein shall be received until 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at the City of Umatilla, 1 South Central Avenue, Umatilla, Florida 32784, at which time and place bids WILL be publicly opened and read aloud. ALL BIDS WHETHER HAND DELIVERED OR MAILED MUST BE AT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY OF UMATILLA CITY HALL BEFORE THE ABOVE STATED DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED. PLEASE PROVIDE TWO (2) COPIES OF BID (ORIGINAL AND COPY). ELECTRONIC OR FACSIMILE SUBMITTALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. I N F O R M A T I O N R E G A R D I N G B I D D I N G M A T E R I A L E T C : Complete plans and specifications may be ordered from or picked up at DPS Apopka, 553 Sheeler Avenue, Apopka, Florida 32703, Telephone: (407) 703-2536, Fax: (407) 264-8561 T hese plans and specifications will be available on Friday, November 9, 2018. There is a non-refundable fee for the plans and specifications. I N F O R M A T I O N R E G A R D I N G B I D D I N G M A T E R I A L E T C : C I T Y C O U N C I L M E E T I N G : Selection of work and contractor will be considered at CITY COUNCIL Meeting to be held in January 2019 at City of Umatilla City Hall. T he City reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to reject any and all Bids or portions of Bids, with or without cause, and to accept the bid that in its best judgement will be for the best interest of the City. T he City of Umatilla is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Karen Howard, CMC City Clerk Ad No: 10082179 November 09 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF PHYLIS S. BETZ, Deceased. File No. 2018-CP-001862 NOTICE TO CREDITORS T he administration of the Estate of Phylis S. Betz, deceased, whose date of death was September 28,2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lake County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 550 West Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COpy OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONT HS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION O F T HIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE T IME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF T ER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. In Re; Estate ofPhylis Betz Notice to Creditors T he date of first publication of this notice is Attorney for Personal Representative: Katherine A. Barski, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 101443 Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. 8564 E. Country Road 466, Suite 102 T he Villages, Florida 32162 T elephone: (352) 391-6031 Fax: ( 352 ) 751-3645 () E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: Je myF. B 144 E. Plantation Blvd. L a k e M a r y, Fl o ri da 3 274 6 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LAKE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 35-2018-CA-001307 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agricul ture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. JORGE A. POMALES, JR., heir and lineal de scendant of GEORGE POMALES, SR. A/K/A JORGE POMALES RIVERA, Deceased; et. al., Defendants. _______________________________\ N O T I C E O F A C T I O N S T A T E O F F L O R I D A C O U N T Y O F L A K E TO: Any and all unknown minors, heirs, devi sees, grantees, assignees, trustees, or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Estate of GEORGE POMALES, SR. A/K/A JORGE POMALES RIVERA, Deceased; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. Y O U A R E N O T I F I E D that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in Lake County, Florida: Lot 19, GRAND TERRACE, accordin g to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 29, Page 35, of the Public Records of Lake County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice Of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on this 1st day of November, 2018. GARY J. COONEY Clerk of Circuit Court PO Box 7800 Tavares, FL 32778 (S E A L) BY: Shari Darham________ Deputy Clerk Conformed copies furnished to: Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire Boswell & Dunlap LLP Post Office Drawer 30 Bartow, FL 33831 E-Service: Attorneys for Plaintiff (863) 533-7117 Fax (863) 533-7255 Ad No: 10081932 November 02, 2018 & November 09 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORID A IN AND FOR LAKE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 35-2018-CA-001736-AXXX-XX PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RYAN L. RUTHERFORD, et al., Defendants. N O T I C E O F A C T I O N To: BLACK POINT ASSETS, INC., AS TRUSTEE OF THE 306 ANORAK STREET LAND TRUST, 13014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy #357, Tampa, FL 33618 STAR POINTE CAPITAL, LLC A/K/A STAR POINT CAPITAL, LLC AS TRUSTEE OF THE 306 AS LAND TRUST, 13014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy #357, Tampa, FL 33618 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage coverin g the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 52, CHERRYRIDGE AT ESTATES AT CHERRY LAKE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 56, PAGE(S) 53 THROUGH 59, INCLUSIVE OF TH E PUB LIC REC ORDS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLOR IDA. has been filed against you and you are required to file a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sara Collins, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 155, Or lando, FL 32801 and file the origi nal with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, other wise a Judg ment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Com plaint. WITNESS m y hand and seal of said y Court on the 29 day of Oct., 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/SHARI DURHAM Deputy Clerk Submitted By: MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 155 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 6040487 16-02616-3 Ad No: 10082076 November 02, 2018 & November 09 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 35-2018-CA-001567-AXXX-XX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE J.P. MOR GAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH3 ASSET BACKED PAS S-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH3, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL C. ANDREWS. et. al. Defendant(s), N O T I C E O F A C T I O N C O N S T R U C T I V E S E R V I C E T O : T H E U N K N O W N H E I R S B E N E F I C I A R I E S D E V I S E E S G R A N T E E S A S S I G N E E S L I E N O R S C R E D I T O R S T R U S T E E S A N D A L L O T H E R S W H O M A Y C L A I M A N I N T E R E S T I N T H E E S T A T E O F M I C H A E L C H A R L E S A N D R E W S D E C E A S E D whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. Y O U A R E H E R E B Y N O T I F I E D that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: L O T 1 1 I N O R A N G E G R O V E P A R K A S U B D I V I S I O N I N T H E C I T Y O F E U S T I S F L O R I D A A C C O R D I N G T O T H E P L A T T H E R E O F A S R E C O R D E D I N P L A T B O O K 1 4 P A G E 5 P U B L I C R E C O R D S O F L A K E C O U N T Y F L O R I D A has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plain tiff's attorney or immediately thereaf ter; otherwise a de fault will be en tered against you for the relief de manded in the complaint or petition filed herein. W I T N E S S my hand and the seal of this Court at Lake County, Florida, this 31 day of October, 2018 Gary J. Cooney CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ D. Latourelle DEPUTY CLERK Submitted By: ROBERTSON, AN SCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: 18-17005959 GaM Ad No: 10082259 November 09, 2018 & November 16 2018 L E G A L N O T I C E Notice is hereby given that the City of Mount Dora is accepting Sealed Bids to provide ITB# 19-PW-004 GRIT AND DEBRIS REMOVAL SERVICES WWTP #1 & #2. Bids will be received until 2:00 P.M., on December 4, 2018 b y the Purchasing Department, City Hall, 510 North Baker Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757. I T B # 1 9 P W 0 0 4 G R I T A N D D E B R I S R E M O V A L S E R V I C E S W W T P # 1 & # 2 A pre-bid conference is not ap plica ble for this solicitation. A non-mandatory manda tory pre-bid/pre-proposal conference will be held only once, commencin g promptly at 9:00a m in the First Floor Conference Room, 510 North Baker Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757. This will be theO N L Y opportunity to visit this site. The City of Mount Dora does not discriminate based on age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status. This Public Notice has been posted on the City of Mount Dora's website: and also posted in the Lobby of City Hall. All meetings will be held in the C o n f e r e n c e R o o m on the first floor of Cit y Hall. Please be advised that y dates, time, and locations are subject to change and will be posted in the Lobby of City Hall. Ad No: 10082283 November 09 2018 M e e t i n g C a n c e l e d T h e L a k e C o u n t y L i b r a r y A d v i s o r y B o a r d M e e t i n g s c h e d u l e d f o r N o v e m b e r 1 5 2 0 1 8 5 : 0 0 p m h a s b e e n c a n c e l e d Ad No: 10082323 November 09, 2018 N O T I C E O F L A N D O W N E R S M E E T I N G A N D E L E C T I O N A N D M E E T I N G O F T H E B O A R D O F S U P E R V I S O R S O F T H E A V A L O N G R O V E S C O M M U N I T Y D E V E L O P M E N T D I S T R I C T NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE PUB LIC AND ALL LANDOWNERS WITHIN AVALON GROVES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIS TRICT ( D I S T R I C T ) THE LOCATION OF WHICH IS GEN ERALLY DESCRIBED AS COMPRISING A PARCEL OR PAR CELS OF LAND CONTAINING APPROX IMATELY 971 ACRES MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN AN AREA LYING EAST O F THE SAWGRASS PUD, AND WEST OF THE ORANGE COUNTY LINE, IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADVISING THAT A MEETING OF LANDOWNERS WILL BE HELD FOR THE PUR POSE OF ELECTING THREE (3) PEOPLE TO THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ( B O A R D AND INDIVIDUALLY, S U P E R V I S O R ). IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE LANDOWNERS' MEETING THERE WILL BE CONVENED A MEET ING OF THE BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE OF CON SIDERING CERTAIN MATTERS OF THE BOARD TO INCLUDE ELEC TION OF CERTAIN DISTRICT OF FICERS, AND OTHER SUCH BUSINESS WHICH MAY PROP ERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2018 TIME: 11:30 A.M. PLACE: CAGAN CROSSING COMMUNITY LIBRARY 16729 CAGAN OAKS CLERMONT, FL EACH LANDOWNER MA Y VOTE IN PER SON OR BY WRITTEN PROXY. PROXY FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST AT THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT MANAGER, C/O DE VEL OPMENT PLANNING AND FINANC ING GROUP, INC., 250 INTER NA TIONAL PARK WAY, SUITE 280 LAKE MARY, FL 32746, PH: (321) 263-0132 ("DISTRICT MANAG ER'S OFFICE"). AT SAID MEETING EACH LANDOWNER OR HIS OR HER PROXY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO NOMINATE PERSONS FOR THE POSITION OF SUPERVISOR AND CAST ONE VOTE PER ACRE OF LAND, OR FRACTIONAL PORTION THEREOF, OWNED BY HIM OR HER AND LOCATED WITHIN THE DIS TRICT FOR EACH PERSON TO BE ELECTED TO THE POSI TION OF SUPERVISOR. A FRACTION OF AN ACRE SHALL BE TREATED AS ONE ACRE, EN TITLING THE LANDOWNER TO ONE VOTE WITH RESPECT THERETO. PLATTED LOTS SHALL BE COUNTED INDIVIDUALLY AND ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST WHOLE ACRE. THE ACRE AGE OF PLATTED LOTS SHALL NOT BE AGGRE GATED FOR DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF VOTING UNITS HELD BY A LANDOWNER OR A LAND OWNER'S PROXY. AT THE LANDOWN ERS' MEETING THE LANDOWNERS SHALL SE LECT A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE MEETING CHAIR AND WHO SHALL CONDUCT THE MEETING. THE LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND THE BOARD MEETING ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF FLORIDA LAW. ONE OR BOTH OF THE MEETINGS MAY BE CONTIN UED TO A DATE, TIME, AND PLACE TO BE SPECI FIED ON THE RECORD AT SUCH MEETING. A COPY OF THE AGENDA FOR THESE MEETINGS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT MAN AGER'S OFFICE. THERE MAY BE AN OCCASION WHERE ONE OR MORE SUPERVISORS WILL PARTICIPATE BY TELEPHONE. ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL AC COM MODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE MEETINGS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE DIS TRICT MANAGER'S OFFICE, AT LEAST 48 HOURS BE FORE THE HEARING. IF Y OU ARE HEARING OR SPEECH IMPAIRED, PLEASE CON TACT THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE BY DIALING 7-1-1, OR 1-800-955-8771 (TTY) / 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE), FOR AID IN CONTACTING THE DISTRICT MANAGER'S OFFICE. A PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RE SPECT TO ANY MATTER CON SIDERED AT THE MEETING IS AD VISED THAT SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND THAT ACCORDINGLY, TH E PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTI MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE AP PEAL IS TO BE BASED. PATRICIA COMINGS-THIBAULT DISTRICT MANAGER Ad No: 10081676 November 02, 2018 & November 09 2018 N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G T O A D O P T A N O R D I N A N C E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R F L O R I D A The City Council of the City of Webster proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: O R D I N A N C E N O 2 0 1 8 0 8 A N O R D I N A N C E O F T H E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R F L O R I D A A N N E X I N G B Y V O L U N T A R Y P E T I T I O N C E R T A I N R E A L P R O P E R T Y T A X I D E N T I F I C A T I O N P A R C E L S N U M B E R S N 2 4 0 5 4 N 2 4 0 9 9 N 2 4 0 3 8 A R E L O C A T E D I N A N A R E A U N D E R T H E P R O V I S I O N S O F T H E J O I N T P L A N N I N G A G R E E M E N T W I T H S U M T E R C O U N T Y I N A C C O R D A N C E W I T H T H E V O L U N T A R Y A N N E X A T I O N P R O V I S I O N S O F S E C T I O N 1 7 1 0 4 4 F L O R I D A S T A T U T E S T O G E T H E R W I T H A S S O C I A T E D R I G H T S O F W A Y S ; R E D E F I N I N G T H E B O U N D A R I E S O F T H E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R T O I N C L U D E S A I D P R O P E R T I E S ; A M E N D I N G T H E B O U N D A R I E S O F T H E C I T Y I N A C C O R D A N C E W I T H T H E P R O V I S I O N S O F S E C T I O N 1 6 6 0 3 1 F L O R I D A S T A T U T E S ; P R O V I D I N G F O R F I N D I N G S ; P R O V I D I N G F O R C O N D I T I O N S ; D I R E C T I N G T H E C I T Y C L E R K T O R E C O R D T H E O R D I N A N C E W I T H T H E C L E R K O F T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T W I T H T H E C H I E F A D M I N I S T R A T I V E O F F I C E O F S U M T E R C O U N T Y A N D W I T H T H E D E P A R T M E N T O F S T A T E ; P R O V I D I N G F O R L E G A L D E S C R I P T I O N A N D A M A P A N D P R O V I D I N G F O R T H E I N C O R P O R A T I O N O F T H A T E X H I B I T ; R E P E A L I N G A L L O R D I N A N C E S I N C O N F L I C T H E R E W I T H ; P R O V I D I N G F O R S E V E R A B I L I T Y ; P R O V I D I N G F O R N O N C O D I F I C A T I O N A N D T H E T A K I N G O F A D M I N I S T R A T I V E A C T I O N S A N D P R O V I D I N G F O R A N E F F E C T I V E D A T E The City Council of the City of Webster shall hold a final public hearing to consider the adoption of the proposed Ordinance on N o v e m b e r 1 5 2 0 1 8 a t 6 : 3 0 p m at the City of Web ster City Hall lo cated at 85 E Central Avenue Webster, Florida 33597. In terested parties are invited to appear and may be heard at the above refer enced pub lic hearing. Any questions may be directed to Barbara Kane, City Clerk, at (352) 793-2073. Ad No: 10082203 November 09 2018 N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G T O A D O P T A N O R D I N A N C E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R F L O R I D A The City Council of the City of Webster proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: O R D I N A N C E 2 0 1 8 0 9 A N O R D I N A N C E O F T H E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R F L O R I D A A N N E X I N G B Y V O L U N T A R Y P E T I T I O N C E R T A I N R E A L P R O P E R T Y T A X I D E N T I F I C A T I O N P A R C E L S N U M B E R S N 2 4 0 1 4 N 2 4 0 4 8 A R E L O C A T E D I N A N A R E A U N D E R T H E P R O V I S I O N S O F T H E J O I N T P L A N N I N G A G R E E M E N T W I T H S U M T E R C O U N T Y I N A C C O R D A N C E W I T H T H E V O L U N T A R Y A N N E X A T I O N P R O V I S I O N S O F S E C T I O N 1 7 1 0 4 4 F L O R I D A S T A T U T E S T O G E T H E R W I T H A S S O C I A T E D R I G H T S O F W A Y S ; R E D E F I N I N G T H E B O U N D A R I E S O F T H E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R T O I N C L U D E S A I D P R O P E R T I E S ; A M E N D I N G T H E B O U N D A R I E S O F T H E C I T Y I N A C C O R D A N C E W I T H T H E P R O V I S I O N S O F S E C T I O N 1 6 6 0 3 1 F L O R I D A S T A T U T E S ; P R O V I D I N G F O R F I N D I N G S ; P R O V I D I N G F O R C O N D I T I O N S ; D I R E C T I N G T H E C I T Y C L E R K T O R E C O R D T H E O R D I N A N C E W I T H T H E C L E R K O F T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T W I T H T H E C H I E F A D M I N I S T R A T I V E O F F I C E O F S U M T E R C O U N T Y A N D W I T H T H E D E P A R T M E N T O F S T A T E ; P R O V I D I N G F O R L E G A L D E S C R I P T I O N A N D A M A P A N D P R O V I D I N G F O R T H E I N C O R P O R A T I O N O F T H A T E X H I B I T ; R E P E A L I N G A L L O R D I N A N C E S I N C O N F L I C T H E R E W I T H ; P R O V I D I N G F O R S E V E R A B I L I T Y ; P R O V I D I N G F O R N O N C O D I F I C A T I O N A N D T H E T A K I N G O F A D M I N I S T R A T I V E A C T I O N S A N D P R O V I D I N G F O R A N E F F E C T I V E D A T E The City Council of the City of Webster shall hold a final public hearing to consider the adoption of the proposed Ordinance onN o v e m b e r 1 5 2 0 1 8 a t 6 : 3 0 p m at the City of Web ster City Hall located at 85 E Central Avenue Webster, Florida 33597. In terested parties are invited to appear and may be heard at the above refer enced public hearing. Any questions may be directed to Barbara Kane, City Clerk, at (352) 793-2073. Ad No: 10082204 November 09 2018 N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G T O A D O P T A N O R D I N A N C E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R F L O R I D A The City Council of the City of Webster proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: O R D I N A N C E 2 0 1 8 1 0 A N O R D I N A N C E O F T H E C I T Y O F W E B S T E R F L O R I D A E S T A B L I S H I N G C I T Y G A R B A G E S E R V I C E R A T E S F O R C I T Y G A R B A G E S E R V I C E S ; P R O V I D N G F O R A S A V I N G S P R O V I S I O N ; P R O V I D I N G F O R C O N F L I C T S ; P R O V I D I N G F O R S E V E R A B I L I T Y ; P R O V I D I N G F O R I N S T R U C T I O N S R E L A T I V E T O C O D I F I C A T I O N A N D P R O V I D I N G F O R A N E F F E C T I V E D A T E The City Council of the City of Webster shall hold a final public hearing to consider the adoption of the proposed Ordinance onN o v e m b e r 1 5 2 0 1 8 a t 6 : 3 0 p m at the City of Web ster City Hall located at 85 E Central Avenue Webster, Florida 33597. In terested parties are invited to appear and may be heard at the above refer enced public hearing. Any questions may be directed to Barbara Kane, City Clerk, at (352) 793-2073. Ad No: 10082205 November 09 2018 N O T I C E O F P U B L I C S A L E : ProCar Tow ing & Re pair, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/21/2018, 8:00 am at 3372 NE 37th Place Wild wood, FL, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Pro Car Towing & Repair, Inc. reserves the ri g ht to acce p t or re j ect an y angpjy d/or all bids. WBAAV33491FU86633 BMW 3G5DA03E65S544631 BUIC Ad No: 10082266 November 09 2018 N O T I C E O F P U B L I C S A L E : THE TRUCK SHOP INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and in tent to sell these vehicles on 1 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 1 8 8 : 0 0 a m at 3711 ROGERS INDUSTRIAL PARK RD, OKAHUMPKA, FL 34762 3206, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. THE TRUCK SHOP INC. reserves the right to ac cept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 2 H G F G 1 2 6 2 6 H 5 2 9 3 4 1 2 0 0 6 H O N D A Ad No: 10082267 November 09 2018 N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that O u t O ’ S p a c e S t o r a g e intends to sell the personal prop erty described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under T h e F l o r i d a S e l f S t o r a g e F a c i l i t y A c t Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809). The undersigned will sell the contents at public sale by competitive bidding on the 3 0 t h d a y o f N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 8 at1 2 : 3 0 p m at1 6 0 5 E a s t A l f r e d S t r e e t T a v a r e s F l o r i d a 3 2 7 7 8 of the following units containing House hold/Misc. Items: U n i t # 6 0 0 0 4 S a r a h E N e l s o n U n i t # 6 0 0 1 0 B o b b y O s c e o l a U n i t # 5 0 0 3 6 T a m m y H a n n a h U n i t # 2 0 0 6 9 R o g e r G r e e n l e e U n i t # 3 0 0 1 8 G a r r e t t D i x o n Purchases must be paid for at the time of sale in CASH only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be re moved at the time of sale. Sale sub ject to cancellation in the event of payment in full between Owner and Tenant by the date and time of sale. Ad No: 10082226 November 09, 2018 & November 15 2018 OFFICIAL NOTICE of CANVASSING BOARD MEETING The 2018 General Election Canvassing Board of Lake County, Florida will convene at 9:00 AM EST on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL. The purpose of the meeting is to begin the recount of the votes in any contests in which the Florida Division of Elections may order recounts. The Canvassing Board will continue to meet until the recount is finalized and certified by the board. Ad No: 10082273 November 09 2018 P u b l i c A u c t i o n to be held at Ameri can Collision Center & Towing, 29317 C.R.561 Tavares, Fl. 32778, com mencing at 9:00am on the 21st day of November, 2018. 2 0 0 3 C h e v r o l e t G 1 5 0 0 V a n ( W h i t e ) V I N # 1 G C F G 1 5 X 7 3 1 1 0 6 6 8 6 Ad No: 10082200 November 09 2018 UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE(S) WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE ON: N o v e m b e r 2 2 2 0 1 8 AT 8:30 AM. 2 0 0 2 A U D I W A U L T 6 4 B 5 2 N 0 8 6 7 3 5 THE ADDRESS WHERE THE VEHICLES ARE STORED: REVIS TOWING AND RECOVERY OF GROVELAND, INC. 7130 E. SR 50 GROVELAND, FL 34736 Ad No: 10082288 N o v e m be r 09, 2 0 1 8 UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE(S) WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE ON: N o v e m b e r 2 2 2 0 1 8 AT 8:30 AM. 2 0 0 1 T O Y T 1 N X B R 1 2 E 7 1 Z 4 9 3 9 8 5 THE ADDRESS WHERE THE VEHICLES ARE STORED: REVIS TOWING AND RECOVERY OF GROVELAND, INC. 7130 E. SR 50 GROVELAND, FL 34736 Ad No: 10082289 N o v e m be r 09, 2 0 1 8 UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE(S) WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE ON: N o v e m b e r 2 6 2 0 1 8 AT 8:30 AM. 2 0 0 3 D O D G 1 D 7 H A 1 6 K 7 3 J 5 4 0 8 6 7 THE ADDRESS WHERE THE VEHICLES ARE STORED: REVIS TOWING AND RECOVERY OF GROVELAND, INC. 7130 E. SR 50 GROVELAND, FL 34736 Ad No: 10082290 N o v e m be r 09, 2 0 1 8 UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE(S) WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE ON: N o v e m b e r 2 7 2 0 1 8 AT 8:30 AM. 2 0 0 3 H O N D 1 H G E S 1 6 5 0 3 L 0 2 6 1 6 0 THE ADDRESS WHERE THE VEHICLES ARE STORED: REVIS TOWING AND RECOVERY OF B6 Friday, November 9, 2018 | 1 1 0 9 1 8 t d c b 0 6 c r o p p d f 1 0 9 N o v 1 8 0 0 : 4 8 : 5 1


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PAGE 17 | Friday, November 9, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: The friends we travel with just had a shackle bolt fail on their fifth wheel trailer and it could have been pretty catastrophic. The mobile repair guy installed a new bolt and shackle and told us we both should look into "wet bolts" What are these? „ Don A: Shackles and bolts attach the leaf springs of a trailer to the frame. Shackles are short metal plates with a bolt hole at each end that connects one end of the leaf spring either to an equalizer (tandem axles) or the frame. The bolts and shackle work together to allow a pivoting action so the leaf spring can change length as it compresses and rebounds. Leaf spring eyes are larger in diameter than the bolts, allowing a bushing to be used to mitigate friction. Original equipment bushings are typically nylon. In time the bushing wears, the holes in the shackles can elongate and the bolts may wear thinner and potentially fail. Wet bolts are shackle bolts with a small internal passage and a Zerk fitting threaded into the bolt head. A bronze bushing is used instead of the nylon, and the assembly can be lubricated using a grease gun. This is a big improvement in friction reduction, and longlasting, as long as the bolt is of high quality. If renewing these parts it's not a bad idea to upgrade the shackles to thicker/beefier versions and remember to apply lubricant periodically. I would go with parts sold by a company such as E-trailer rather than looking for something inexpensive on Amazon. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradbergholdt@gmail. com; he cannot make personal replies.UNDER THE HOODThe mysterious wet bolt Auto review: Porsches Panamera E-Hybrid isnt going to solve global warmingBy Charles Fleming Tribune News ServiceOne of my wisecracking friends, always ready with a snarky remark, smirked as I drove up in the new Panamera E-Hybrid. "Congratulations," he said. "You're reversing global climate change, one Porsche at a time, by driving a plug-in hybrid."He was missing the point. The E-Hybrid, particularly the turbocharged version I was driving, is not about the environment. It's about performance.Though it's disguised as a family car, and advertised as a fuel-efficient plug-in, the true character of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo emerges when the car is in hybrid or sport mode and the accelerator is stomped.That engages both the 4-liter turbocharged V-8 engine and the 100-kW elec-tric motor, which together put power to all four wheels and produce 680 horse-power and 626 pound-feet of torque. (The electric motor contributes 136 horsepower to that, and 136 pound-feet of torque.) That means zero to 60 mph in a reported 3.2 seconds „ and a top track speed of 192 mph.Depending on whom you ask, the Panamera is either a sedan, a sport wagon or a station wagon. It does have four doors and offers comfortable seating for four adults and room in the hatch-back rear for their luggage. A five-passenger seating arrangement is optional.It doesn't do some of what a "shooting brake" or station wagon should. The storage area has 49 cubic feet of cargo room, but felt cramped. I would have hesitated to fold the seats down and make room for a bicycle or a brace of snowboards.But it does drive well. On the road, it feels like a large sports car, dancing like a large person whose nimble feet aren't aware of how much weight they're supporting.In fact, it feels like a wide, heavy 911 „ because it is. The Panamera sits 2 inches wider and 20 inches longer, and weighs almost 1,500 pounds more, than a comparably equipped 911 Turbo S.It behaves quite similarly too. The eight-speed PDK double-clutch transmission shifts seamlessly on its own, or can be manipulated with paddle shifters. A mode switch set inside the steering wheel, like the manettino on a Ferrari, allows the driver to choose among all-electric, hybrid and two sport settings.Around town, the allelectric setting made for a sleek, silent ride, with up to 14 miles of range before the battery required recharging. (It takes about three hours to restore the battery again on a 240-volt system.) This stealth mode won't wake the neighbors.On a road trip to Santa Bar-bara, the hybrid mode proved a pleasant choice for cruising up Pacific Coast Highway, allowing the car to decide when to switch between the gasoline engine and the "e-machine" electric motor, and when to use both at the same time.On the twisty San Marcos Pass above Santa Barbara, Sport and Sport Plus settings seemed optimal, engaging the gasoline engine and e-machine simultaneously for maximum power while also adjusting transmission shift points, stiffening the suspension and increasing the exhaust roar.Over the San Marcos crest, the Panamera looked right at home among the sports cars and superbikes parked at the legendary Cold Spring Not about the environment Brad BergholdtBy Russ MitchellTribune News ServiceWhen a company beats Wall Street analysts' earnings expectations, its stock price tends to rise.When Tesla announced third-quarter results last week, it didn't merely beat analyst expectations it trounced them. Cable TV tickers flashed the news worldwide. The company's stock price didn't simply rise; it soared."They pulled this off very well," said Anton Wahlman, an investor who goes short and long in Tesla depend-ing on the price of its volatile stock.Now Wahlman, other Tesla investors, Wall Street analysts and anyone obsessed with Elon Musk's high-wire style all eagerly await the imminent release of the company's 10-Q report for the quarter.They'll be seeking details that go beyond the company's preliminary announcement, looking for further clues on how Tesla managed its strong profit and cash flow perfor-mance and to assess whether the results can be sustained into the fourth quarter and beyond.So why was the report such a surprise? Nobody but Tesla's top executives antici-pated the blowout scale of third-quarter profit numbers. Stock analysts on average expected a loss of 95 cents per share, according to Fact-Set; their forecasts ranged from a $2.90-per-share loss to a 55-cent-per-share gain. Tesla delivered a good earnings report, and no one saw it coming The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid feels like a large sports car, disguised as a family car and advertised as a fuel-ef “ cient plug-in. [PORSCHE] People b rowse the Model 3 at the Tesla showroom at the West“ eld in Century City. [ALLEN SCAHEN/TNS] An interior look at the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. [YOUTUBE] See TESLA, C2 See PORSCHE, C2


C2 Friday, November 9, 2018 | AAAhasstartedanewpartnershipwith Lyfttoofferfreeridestoitsmembersto andfromselectAAACarCareCenters. AUTOMOTIVE DIDYOUKNOW ByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $23,495 Priceastested: $26,889 Thisweek,weredrivingtheeighth-generation ToyotaCamry,stillAmericasbestsellingmidsize sedan.This2018Camryis indeedall-newwithawider, lowerandlongerstance availableinfivegasoline modelsandthreehybrids. Unlikethenear$40,000 CamryXLEHybridwe testedatthebeginningofthe year,thistimeweredriving amoreaffordableCamry, deliveredinLEtrimwitha four-cylinderengineunder thehood. Camrygaspowered modelsstartwiththeentryL atjust$23,495,followedby ourtestersLEthatbegins atjust$24,150.Theprice thenmovesuptotheSEat $25,350;XLEat$28,600, sportyXSEat$29,150,and theultimategaspowered XLEV6at$34,450.The Camryhybridsstartwith theLEat$27,950,thenthe SEat$29,650andthetop classXLEHybrid,whichwe testedinMarchthatstartsat $32,400. Withyear-endleftover specialsnowinplayatyour areaToyotadealers,andthe factthatthe2019Camryis identicaltothe2018,nowis agoodtimetosnagagreat incentivedealonthemost popularcarToyotahasever built. ManufacturedinGeorgetown,Kentucky,Camryis assembledonanewplatformthatresultsinamore aerodynamicexterior, improvedsuspensionand ultra-quiet,tastefulcabin. ThenewCamryisoneinch longerwhilethewheelbase istwoincheslonger,making forbetterrear-seatlegroom andanevenmorecomfortableride. AlthoughpreviousCamry generationalupgradeswere mildatbest,thiseighthgenerationunitbreaksthat moldandisveryappealing totheeye.Thenewmotif startswithalargerdarkgray grilleattachedtoasmooth hoodarrangementleadingto amoreassertivewindshield slope.Theroofflowsnicely toanewreardeckfeaturing LEDtaillamps.Takenasa wholeandbeithybridorgas, thisnewgenerationCamry isthebestlookingeverproduced.Moreover,eventhe lowerpriceLEmodelsarrive withagenerousportionof Camryamenities,morethan thisscribeexpectedinthe lowerpricedmodel. Powercomesfroma 2.5-literfourthatdevelops 203-horsesand184lb.ft. oftorque.Coupledtoanew design8-speedautomatic transmission,thefuelmileageisverygoodat28city and39highwaytheEPA estimates.Bothareimpressiveforthenon-hybrid midsizeclassandfewcompetitorsproducehighway ratingsnear40MPG.NotableisentrymodelCamryLs EPAnumbersof29cityand 41highway,attainedthanks toalightercurbweight. CamryLEscabinis impressiveasstandardfeaturesgalorewelcomedriver andpassengers.Includedare comfortableclothseating, Toyotasubscriptionfree Entune3.0infotainment systemwithnavigation, Bluetooth,SiriusXMwith sixspeakers,7-inchtouchscreenwithhandtuneradio knobs,climatecontrol airconditioning,tiltand telescopicsteeringand integratedrearviewbackup camerawithprojectionpath. Theresmuchmorethat yourToyotadealeriswaiting toexplainwhenyouvisit. „GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNowand GateHouseMedia.Contacthimatgreg@gregzyla. comorat303Roosevelt St.,Sayre,PA18840.TestDrive:2018 Toyota CamryLE2018ToyotaCamryLE[TOYOTA] Likes: Standardsafetygalore, all-newdesigninsideandout Dislikes: Navigationsystem learningcurve,notmuchelseAUTOBITSTipsformakingamancave atyourtailgateparty Thetailgatepartyhas evolvedsignificantly,and nowfootballfanscanfurther poweruptheirtailgatingexperiencetocreatea mobilemancaveŽthatrivals thecomfortsofhome. €Anoffensiveline„of vehicles.Abigtailgateparty doesnotrequireabigvehicle. Whileahatchbackorpickup truckiscertainlyaplus,most importantistohavethe wheelsthatcandeliverthe goods.Tailgaterscanteamup b yliningupacaravanofcars foramulti-stationedtailgate. Thisgameplancanhelp tailgatersdistributetheload ofgoodsandequipment. €PutintheQBofTVs.A TVisvitalforthetailgating entertainment.Thereare manyoptionsforoutdoor TVsthatprovidegreatpictureseveninthesunsglare andinextremetemperatures. Tailgatersalsohaveplenty ofchoicesforreceivinga greatpicture,fromportable satellitedishesorservices todigitalstreamingoreven old-fashionedrabbitear antennas. €Thecooksplaybook. Greatfoodmakesforgreat tailgates.Beyondthestaples ofchipsandburgersand b eers,tailgaterscanstep outsidetheregularplaybook andbringnewrecipes.Look forinventiverecipeseasyto makeincrockpots„mozzarella-stuffedmeatballs, anyone?„orbringalonga deepfryerforanewtakeon deviledeggs. „Brandpoint PoweredBy Instead, Tesla turned in a $1.75-per-share profit."It's such an erratic situation there, I can understand why earnings estimates are all over the map," said David Scheider, a money manager at Scheider Wealth Strategies in New York City.In notes to investors after-ward, analysts avoided talking about their big miss. And the debate over whether Tesla stock is overvalued or undervalued continued. The better-than-expected results, said Bank of America's John Murphy, are due to "transitory factors" that probably can't be sustained. Ben Kallo of Baird, however, said "the flip to profitability in third quarter could be the start of a narrative shift" and push the stock higher.That stark difference of opinion demonstrates how a consensus average can mislead to the point of uselessness if the range is wide enough.When the media say a com-pany "beat expectations," they're almost always talking about the consensus of a dozen to two dozen analysts. But if the range goes from a loss of $2.90 a share to 55 cents a share, it's obvious that someone is misinformed or making erroneous assumptions.There are a number of rea-sons why Tesla is so tough to figure out.It doesn't help that Musk, its chairman and chief execu-tive, is given to wild forecasts that later prove exaggerated or fall completely flat. Two years ago he told analysts that Model 3 manufacturing would mark "a quantum change in productivity, like really, really crazy." He said the Fre-mont, Calif., factory would look like a spaceship in a video game. But Tesla's attempt to install a revolutionary new automation system to build the Model 3 flopped, and this summer Tesla built a pop-up assembly line in the parking lot under a tent.Tesla is also unusual in how it reports some of its key financial metrics. When calculating gross margins the sales price of a car minus the direct costs of manufacturing traditional carmakers include research, development and engineering costs. Tesla does not, which tends to make its margins look better.The company is opaque about the deposits customers put down on future car deliv-eries. In the third quarter, Tesla said it had $900 million in deposits on hand, but that includes such things as a $1,000 put down on a basic Model 3 to $25,000 for a not-yet-in-production semi truck and $250,000 for a planned new exotic electric roadster sports car. If the company broke those deposits into seg-ments, future demand would be easier to assess.Like most companies, Tesla offers scant information on its relationship with suppliers. But news reports earlier this year said Tesla was asking some of its suppliers for dis-counts and cash rebates to help boost cash. That would lower expenses and, if sizable enough, affect results.Panasonic is Tesla's key supplier. It manufactures battery cells at the Tesla battery factory in Sparks, Nev. Discounts and rebates from Panasonic could have a material impact on Tesla's profits. On Wednesday, the Japanese company released third-quarter financial results and said its arrangement with Tesla "has yet to contribute to profit" and blamed lower earnings in part on "ramp-up expenses at (our) automotive factory in North America."These and other issues have led to an almost random range of analyst forecasts, and not just in earnings. In the week before Tesla released its results, according to FactSet, analysts forecast the follow-ing ranges:€Research and development spending „ Range of estimates: $299 million to $614 million. Actual: $351 million€Free cash flow. Range of estimates „ Negative $56.3 million to positive $346 mil-lion. Actual: $881 million€Operating income. Range of estimates „ Negative $102 million to positive $314 mil-lion. Actual: $416 millionWith the uncertainty so high, some analysts who follow Tesla, such as Morningstar's David Whiston, don't even bother making quarterly estimates.The fact that Tesla had an earnings surprise is not unusual in itself. General Motors Wednesday reported $1.75 in earnings per share, above consensus expectations of $1.29, reflecting better-than-expected truck and SUV sales and price increases that stuck. But the range of analyst estimates was much tighter for GM.Analysts' stock price targets also vary for GM, from $33 a share to $53. But Tesla's target price range runs from $100 a share to $500 a share, reflect-ing the extent to which Tesla is a "story stock," which many investors are motivated to buy more for the possibility of long-term glory than short-term profits or losses. Behind the low end of that stock range is the assumption that Tesla will never do better than the current quarter's results; on the high end, that the glory days have just begun. The third quarter was a milestone for Tesla, no doubt. It tripled Model 3 deliveries, to 55,840 cars, proving it's capable of mass manufacturing the sedans. It raised free cash flow enough that paying $1.15 bil-lion in debt over the next four months looks doable, provided the cash keeps coming in. The company said about 336,000 people still have deposits down on the Model 3.But do more big surprises lie ahead? At Tesla, that's guaranteed. TESLAFrom Page C1Tavern.The handling is Porschegrade delightful. Air suspension, all-wheel drive, traction management, 21-inch wheels and huge 420-millimeter ceramic brake calipers are standard equipment on this trim level.The Panamera's 21-gallon gas tank, along with the hybrid technology, made the trip up the coast and back a single-tank excursion. In the four days I drove the car, in fact, I didn't go to a gas station or plug in to recharge the electric motor. Porsche yearto-date sales are strong, up 3 percent over the same period in 2017. The company's top seller is, by far, the Macan SUV, fol-lowed in descending numbers by the 911, the Cayenne and the Panamera.But while Cayenne numbers have fallen in the last year, Panamera numbers are rising „ partly because of the hybrid offerings. The company reports that 60 percent of all Panameras sold in recent months have been hybrids.Why aren't sales higher? The Panamera may be suffer-ing from a design hangover. Many who remember the first iterations of the car found it ungainly or downright ugly. After the 2010 introduction, and despite a 2013 face-lift, some Porsche fans still remem-ber the awkward rear end that made it the automotive equiv-alent of a reverse mullet haircut „ a party in the front, but all business in the back.Quite a few of those early versions are still on the road, which may prevent consumers from appreciating the newer, sleeker models.The back has been lowered and narrowed, so the car looks less like an AMC Pacer and more like a Ferrari FF. Now it can boast, with dimensions to back it up, that it's a real sports car, but with more cargo area.Though I liked the look and the drive feel, I wasn't wild about all aspects of the Panamera. I was not impressed by Porsche's InnoDrive adaptive cruise control function, part of a $5,370 tech option, which felt far clumsier than comparable systems on a number of other luxury vehicles.The automated braking and accelerating, designed both to prevent accidents and to allow the driver to relax in stop-and-go traffic, were jangled and jerky, as if the car were always figuring out a little too late that it was time to slow down or speed up.But this was a minor point, and did not overshadow my enjoyment of the vehicle. My principal complaint, as with many cars of this caliber, is the MSRP. At just over $200,000, loaded with options such as rear-axle steering, massage seats and sport exhaust, this vehicle is for one-percenters only. PORSCHEFrom Page C1

PAGE 19 | Friday, November 9, 2018 C3 MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED TheWalkingDead expandsitsstorytelling MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEW I tsasurpriseforfansof TheWalkingDead,Ž andaquietweek forreturningseries,as midtermelectioncoveragetookcenterstage. Dispatches:Weekly TVnews €RickGrimes(Andrew Lincoln)maybedownbut hesnotout.Aftersufferingaseverewound inlastweeksepisode ofTheWalkingDead,Ž thispastSundaywasthe iconiccharactersfarewell ƒtothatshow.WalkingDeadsŽchiefcontentofficerScottGimple announcedthatRickwill livetoseeanotherdayin aseriesofAMCStudios originalfilmsthathewill write,andLincolnwill starin.Thefirstfilmis expectedtobeginproductionasearlyas2019. €CateBlanchetthas signedontostarinherfirst roleinanAmericantelevisionseries,playingPhyllis SchlaflyinMrs.America.Ž Basedonatruestory,the seriesexplorestheculture warsofthe1970sandthe movementtoratifythe EqualRightsAmendment, whichconservativeactivistSchlaflysuccessfully foughtagainst.Thenineepisodelimitedseriesis scheduledfor2019onFX. €JeopardyŽand WheelofFortuneŽwill continuetoaironABCownedtelevisionstations until2023.TheagreementtakesJeopardyŽto season39andWheelŽ toits40thseason. Contenders:Shows towatchthisweek €Anthologyseries Room104,Ž(Nov.9,11:30 p.m.ET,HBO)returnswith morestoriesthattakeplace inasinglemotelroomover severaldecades.Someof thetalesarescary.Some aresuspenseful,andsome arehardtoforget.Alloffer acompellingandcreative waytospend30minutes. €Ifyourenotwatching Bodyguard,Žyoushould be(Netflix,streaming now).AhitinEngland,the showstarsRichardMadden(RobbStark,Gameof ThronesŽ)asanAfghanistanvetsufferingfrom PTSDwhoisassignedto guardtheHomeSecretary (KeeleyHawes).Theplot isfullofparanoia,tension andsatisfyingtwistsand turnsasthebodyguard triestofigureoutwho heshouldfearthemost, hisclient,thepeopletryingtoassassinateheror thesecretserviceofficials whowanttosethimup. €TheLastShipŽ(Nov. 11,9p.m.ET,TNT)sets sailforthelasttimeinits Sundaynightseriesfinale, whileMayansM.C.Žsays goodbyefornow.Season oneendswiththeclub celebratingbutalsofacinganuncertainfuture. ReportCard:Ratings winnersandlosersWinners:ABChasgiven TheRookieŽafull-season order.GodFriendedMeŽ hasbeenCBShighest-ratedscriptedshowonSunday nightsthisseason.Losers:Solidratingsfor Mickeys90thSpectacularŽdidnthelpTheAlec BaldwinShow,Žwhich remainedlow. MelissaCrawleyisthe authorofMr.SorkinGoes toWashington:Shapingthe PresidentonTelevisions TheWestWing.ŽShehas aPh.D.inmediastudiesand isamemberoftheTelevisionCriticsAssociation.To commentonStayTuned, emailheratstaytuned@ outlook.comorfollowher at@MelissaCrawley.WalkingDeadsŽchief contentof“cerScottGimple announcedthatRickGrimes willlivetoseeanotherday inaseriesofAMCStudios original“lmsthathewill write,andAndrewLincolnwill starin.[AMC] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowJustahalf-dozenyears ago,whenquiteafew morepeoplewerestill readingnewspapersthan theyaretoday,Marie Colvinwasatthetop ofhergameasaveteranwarcorrespondent fortheSundayTimes inLondon.Thenative LongIslanderhadbeen atitforalmostthree decades,andherchoice ofassignmentswasin theworldshotspots,at variouswarzonesinthe MiddleEast,whereshe b elievedherpurposewas towitnesspeoplethat werecaughtupinevents ofwar,andwritestories centeringonthehuman factorandgettingthe truthouttoherreaders. Thoughshewasgreat atwhatshedid,andwas regularlyhonoredby herpeers,shewasnt nearlyaswellknownin America.Agoodway toapproachthisfilm, especiallyifyoudont knowherwork,isto keepitthatway.Youll appreciateoratleastget caughtupinherstory evenmorethatway. Aquickprologueinthe destroyedcityofHoms, Syria,introducesus tothedangerouscircumstancesofMaries (RosamundPike)professionallife.Thenthefilm jumpsbacktoLondonin 2001,whereshesdeterminedtowriteastory inwar-tornSriLanka, thoughhereditor,Sean Ryan(TomHollander), stronglyadviseshernot togo.Butbull-headed andfearlessMarieheads forthislatestofwar zones,startsrunning withtheviolentantigovernmentseparatists grouptheTamilTigers and,justafewminutes in,losesaneyeinthe midstofabrutalattack. Pike,aBritishactress whoinitiallymadeher nameinarthousefare suchasPride&PrejudiceŽandAnEducation,Žbuthasdonethe thrillerrouteinthelikes ofJackReacherŽand GoneGirl,Žrunsthe gamutofemotionsthis time,showingoffgrit anddetermination,but alsolettinginnertormentpeekthrough. APrivateWar showsthefutility ofpoliticalconict MarieColvin(Rosamund Pike)“ndsherselfin yetanotherdangerous situation.[AVIRONPICTURES] APrivateWarWrittenbyMarieBrenner andArashAmel;directed byMatthewHeineman WithRosamundPike,Jamie Dornan,TomHollander, StanleyTucci RatedR ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowOtherthanforreadingenjoyment,theres noneedtodelveintothe trioofbooksbythelate StiegLarsson,thefirstof whichwasTheGirlwith theDragonTattoo,Žto b eabletogetintoThe GirlintheSpidersWeb.Ž Norisitnecessarytosee eitherthe2009Swedishfilmadaptationofthat firstbook,orthe2011 English-languageremake. Thisfilmssourcematerialisthe2015bookofthe sametitle,byauthorDavid Lagercrantz,whopickedup writingthepopularseries afterLarssonsdeath. Ihaventreadthatmost recentbook,butcansafely saythatthefilmstandson itsownasafast-paced, intricatelydetailedthriller. Itfeaturesthetwomain charactersfromtheLarssonbooksandtheearlier films:Theoff-the-grid punkcomputerhacker andhitwomanLisbeth Salander,andtheseriousmindedmagazinewriter MikaelBlomkvist,here playedbyBritishactress ClaireFoy(currentlyseen asJanetArmstrongin FirstManŽ)andSverrir Gudnasson(whoplayed BjornBorgearlierthisyear inBorgvsMcEnroeŽ). Fairwarning,though: Itsatadconfusingfor thefirsthalfhour,but aspiecesfallinplace,it becomesasaccessibleas anyonewillneedittobe, andviewerswillunderstandtherelationships betweencharacters,what eachoftheirintentions is,andforwhatpurposes whoischasingwhom. Whenfirstmet,the youngsistersLisbethand Camillaarehappilyplaying chess,tilltheyretoldtheir fatherwantstoseethem, anditssoonmadeclear thatthegameŽheintends toplaywithCamillaisof thesordidvariety.Butits littleLisbethwhoescapes fromtheirdirehomelife, andthefilmjumpsforwardacoupleofdecades, whereshehasturnedinto thetattooed,motorcycle riding,vengeance-minded righterofwrongswho alsohappenstoknowher wayaroundmanyaspects ofmoderntechnology. Thestorypicksupwell aftertheeventsofthe previousbooksandfilms, butallyouneedtoknow tobecomeacclimatedis thatMikaelandLisbethare friends,Mikaelhaswritten populararticlesabouther exploits,andtheyhavent seeneachotherforawhile. Butwhenshesoffered afreelanceassignment involvingstealingaBritishdesigned,American-held weaponsproject,aswell astheNationalSecurityAgencyandSwedish NationalSecurity,andthen thatassignmentisjeopardizedbyaroguegroupof Swedishterroristsknown astheSpiders(seetitle), shepaysavisittoherold investigativeexpertpal Mikaelforsomeassistance. Itsthenthatthespiderwebproceedsto beingspun.Secretsthat havebeenstolenarein turnstolenfromthefirst stealer.Thepeoplethey werefirststolenfrom wantthemback.Frans Balder(StevenMerchant), whodesignedthemilitary softwareprogram„its calledProjectFirefall „isfarmoreinvolved thanhewantstobe. Ashintedabove,there willbesomeconfusion aboutwhoislookingfor whatandfromwhom, butknowthattheNSAs SpecialAgentNeedham (LakeithStanfield)isagood,wait,hemight beabadguy...youknow, itsevenhardtoknow howtodescribeLisbeths categorizationamongthe goodandthebad.Suffice ittosay,theresalotof intriguegoingonhere. Andtheresexhilarating action;perilouscircumstances;grislywarnings aboutwhattheSpiders willdoifyougetintheir way;acoupleofabsolutely soulless,dementedcharacters;anintimatelookat thecraftiness,spunkiness, andtoughnessofLisbeth; andaninvolving,engagingstorylinethatsfullof surprisesrighttotheend. Ifitcouldliveuptothis levelofall-aroundquality, theresplentyofroomfor anotherentryintheseries. SpidersWebtakesviewersfor anaction-lled,intriguingspin TheGirlintheSpiders WebWrittenbyJayBasu,Fede Alvarez,andStevenKnight; directedbyFedeAlvarez WithClaireFoy,Sverrir Gudnason,LakeithStan“eld, StephenMerchant RatedR Lisbeth(ClaireFoy)checksout herhandiwork.[SONYPICTURES]




DEAR ABBY: Ever since high school, our adult daughter has had mood swings. My wife and I thought she'd grow out of it as she matured, but she hasn't. At her request we sent her to a university far away, and we were proud that she earned her bachelor's degree. We thought independent living would do the trick, but her personality and behavior toward us didn't change. She's an only child, and we spoiled her -bought her cars and paid for college. I asked her to try for scholarships to help us out, but she didn't. She married and had two wonderful kids, but her mood swings persist. When I mentioned she see a counselor or therapist as a way to get some third-party advice and sort things out, she hit the ceiling and told me I was the one who needs therapy. Then she brought up my aws and my past drinking problem. Granted, I have made mistakes, and I'm not perfect, but I've learned and grown. After 10 years she divorced her husband. She got custody of the kids and the house. Her divorce cost us a great deal of money. Her authoritative and moody behavior is affecting our grandchildren. I love my daughter very much and always have. If you were in my shoes, Abby, what would you do for a more healthy and loving relationship for all involved? -STILL HER DAD IN FLORIDA DEAR DAD: I would look back and examine all the things I did to foster her behavior. An example would be paying for her divorce. Then I would stop doing them and not resume until she agreed to consult a psychotherapist about her mood swings. Don't do it for her or for yourself. Do it for the sake of your grandchildren.DEAR ABBY: Before I met my boyfriend of eight months, I planned a 10-day Japan vacation for next year with my best guy friend, "J." We have been friends for eight years, and have never had any romantic interest in each other. Both of us want to visit Japan because it's on our bucket list. J and I were both single when we started making plans. Then I met my boyfriend. My boyfriend knew from the beginning that this trip was going to happen next year. Because the date wasn't "set in stone" or paid for until recently, my boyfriend thinks I should have called it off. He says I'm making the trip and my friend a higher priority than him, and his feelings are hurt. He said if I was going with a female friend he wouldn't care. I still want to take the trip. I feel canceling would be betraying my friend J. Am I being a bad girlfriend? -TRIPPED UP IN THE EAST DEAR TRIPPED UP: A "bad" girlfriend? No. An independent one, yes. You say your boyfriend has known about this from the beginning, so this wasn't a surprise to him. If he was more secure about himself and your relationship, he would know that J isn't a threat. Not only should you take the trip, you should also use the time away to decide if you want a life partner as in secure as your boyfriend appears to be. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Daughter given everything gives heartache in return PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018:This year your focus and strength become even more obvious than in the past. Others often seek you out because of these qualities. If you are single, people nd you mysterious and try to get to know you. You will have a tendency to be quite territorial or possessive. Be careful here. If you are attached, the two of you often enjoy being around each other. Romance keeps budding, even if you have been a couple for a long time. SAGITTARIUS cheers you on.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Listen to the chatter around you and pay attention to the conversations of those in the know. If you are making an important decision, you might want to tap into these conversations and/or ask questions. An admirer has eyes only for you. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) One-on-one relating elicits answers and some support. You also nd out how trustworthy those around you might be. You do not have to always agree with their ideas, but it will benet you to have options. In fact, you gain from the difference in perspective. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Defer to others for now. You are likely to seek out more information and facts. Recognize how those around you interpret your words. Remember, others might look at a situation differently from how you are seeing it. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Refuse to get involved in an avid discussion between two people who obviously have a strong tie. You could be sorry if you get caught in the crossre. Focus on getting done what you need. You might want to buy a token of affection for a child. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be overwhelmed by everything you need to do. Stay on top of a project that seems to keep getting out of control. Maintain your sense of humor, as you could be overwhelmed by what is happening around you. Know that you are not alone. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You defer to a family member -not because you feel that he or she will make better choices than you, but because of his or her dependability. Try not to critique this persons decisions. The more support you give this person, the better the outcome. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Speak your mind, and be clear about what you want. Others might be very goal-oriented in terms of their plans and direction. Talk with several people to get important feedback. You will need to make sure that what you are hearing is factual. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Many people associate you with the ability to live the good life and go way overboard. You also have a powerful will. You might be juggling these facets of your personality at the moment. Meet up with a loved one and catch a movie together. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Investigate various ideas, but trust your gut. You will know what to do and when. Note the ock of admirers or friends that surround you. Take the lead if you feel strongly about any key issues. Know that others will follow your lead. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might choose to say little right now. Something or someone could be dragging you down. Try to relax. Have more faith and remain condent, and, as a result, that condence will be contagious. Those around you enjoy being in your presence. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You are likely to meet a personal goal or wrap up an important project or meeting. A celebration might be in order. Invite some friends to join you in the near future. You might nd that a lighthearted champagne toast puts a big smile on your face. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might be more in the line of re than you would like. As a result, a boss, parent or someone you must answer to could ask you to do various errands or to complete a project for him or her. You can say no, but consider the ramications rst. | Friday, November 9, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, NOV. 9, the 313th day of 2018. There are 52 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Nov. 9, 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as "Kristallnacht." ON THIS DATE: In 1620 the passengers and crew of the Mayower sighted Cape Cod. In 1961 U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert M. White became the rst pilot to y an X-15 rocket plane at six times the speed of sound. In 1965 the great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity. In 1967 a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted o from Cape Kennedy on a successful test ight. In 1976 the U.N. General Assembly approved resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the white-ruled government as "illegitimate." In 1989 communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.


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