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LOCAL & STATE | A3LEESBURG HIGH CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS LEND A HELPING HAND SPORTS | B1DUNNELLON IS TOO MUCH FOR S. SUMTER IN PLAYOFFS SALUTE | A6EX-EUSTIS COACH IS FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, November 10, 2018 75 ¢ Salute .......................A6 Faith .........................A7 Opinion ....................A9 Weather ...................A10 Sports........................B1 Homes .......................C1 Volume 142, Issue 314 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Shattered glass, shattered lives. Congrega-tion Beth Sholom held a unique Shabbat service Friday to honor the memory of those who died in the Holocaust 80 years ago, and those who still perish under reli-gious persecution, including the 11 who were massacred on Oct. 27 at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.I dont know why things happen the way the way that they do,Ž said Rabbi Karen Allen before the evening service. But were required to speak to the truth and share it and not spend time saying, woe is us.ŽWere required to live as equal human beings and expres-sions of Gods love,Ž she said.Unfortunately, much of history is a blood-spattered tes-timony to death and hate.Part of Fridays service was to honor the memories of those who suffered on Nov. 9, 1938, on the Night of Broken Glass,Ž or KristallnachtŽ as the Germans called it.From Kristallnacht to Pittsburgh, local Jews mournStudent Daniela Fleites gets a photo with veteran Steve Szapor of the Mount Dora VFW during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Triangle Elementary hosts rst ceremony to celebrate local veteransBy Cindy SharpCorrespondentMOUNT DORA „ Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora held its first Veterans Day ceremony for fourth and fifth graders Friday, encouraging them to invite their families to honor local veterans.I am so excited that we finally get to do this,Ž said Curriculum Specialist Rhonda Boston, who organized the event. I think it turned out really well and all the kids were so excited.ŽMembers of the Mount Dora VFW presented the flags, Principal Marlene Straughan, a Navy veteran, read two poems and School Board member Sandy Gamble addressed the kids asking them to thank the Honoring those who served A crowd protests outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections of“ ce Friday in Lauderhill. [AP PHOTO/JOE SKIPPER] Republicans are airing charges of corruption and fraudBy John KennedyGatehouse MediaTALLAHASSEE „ The rhetoric around Floridas pending three, statewide recounts turned red hot Friday, with President Donald Trump leading a chorus of Republicans scorching the continued vote-counting with unsubstantiated allegations of corruption and fraud.While votes were still being tallied in the Democratic strongholds of Broward and Palm Beach counties, Trump fired a barrage of Twitter attacks, including this is an embarrassment to our Country and to Democracy.ŽRick Scott was up by 50,000+votes on Election Day, now they found many votes and he is only up 15,000 votes. The Broward Effect. How come they never find Republican votes,Ž Trump posted Friday.With Scotts lead over Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson falling below the 15,000-vote mark „ out of almost 8.2 million cast „ Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is expected today to order machine recounts in that contest, and also for the Florida governors race, in which Republican Ron DeSan-tiss margin over Democrat Andrew Gillum is below the 0.5 percent difference requir-ing a recount. Rounding out what is being dubbed a three-countŽ in Florida, Democrat Nikki Fried holds a sliver of a lead „ roughly 3,000 votes „ over Republican Matt Caldwell in the race for the state Cabinet post of agriculture commissioner, well under the threshold for a recount.Fla. recounts turn red hot By Marcy GordonThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Getting President Donald Trumps tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House.By law, the leaders of taxwriting committees in the House and Senate can obtain tax returns and related infor-mation from the Internal Revenue Service. Democrats will control the House panel next year.Yet theres no guarantee that the Trump administration will provide the presidents returns. That sets up the pos-sibility of a legal battle over the request that could take years to resolve.Trump broke with political tradition in 2016 by refusing to release his income tax filings. He says he wont release them because hes under audit, and he claimed at a press confer-ence this week that the filings are too complex for people to understand.The Democrats tried and failed several times to obtain Trumps returns as the minor-ity party in Congress. Now, having gained some control, they see them within their grasp.Eyes are on Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, who is now the senior Democrat Democrats eye Trumps tax returns but expect a long ght See RECOUNTS, A4 See SERVED, A4 See MOURN, A4 See TAX, A5


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Thursday, Nov. 8 Cash 4 Life: 31-35-42-44-52-4 Fantasy 5: 13-21-25-34-35 Friday, Nov. 9 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-3-3-1-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-4-3-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 1-7-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 1-2LOTTERY NEW YORKPipe bombs indictment carries potential life prison sentenceThe man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent crit-ics of President Donald Trump was indicted Friday on charges carrying a potential mandatory penalty of life in prison.The 30-count indictment against Cesar Sayoc was handed up in Manhattan federal court, where Sayoc made an initial appearance earlier this week after he was brought to New York. Sayoc, 56, was arrested Oct. 26 in Florida on five charges carrying a potential sentence upon conviction of nearly 50 years. If convicted of all charges in the indictment, Sayoc would face a mandatory life prison sentence.Authorities said he sent explosive devices to numerous Democrats, critics of Trump and CNN.MONTGOMERY, ALA.Execution set for Ala. inmate convicted of killing teenAlabama has set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to death for the 1995 fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl. The Ala-bama Supreme Court set a Feb. 7 execution date for Dominique Ray. Tiffany Harville disappeared from her Selma home on July 15, 1995. Her decomposing body was found in a field a month later. Ray was convicted in 1999 after co-defendant Marcus Owden testified that Ray cut the girls throat after they picked her up from her home and raped her. Owden said they also took the girls purse which had $6 or $7 in it.A judge sentenced Ray to die after jurors voted 11-1 to recom-mend that he receive the death penalty.URBANA, OHIOShots “ red at Ohio college lead to lockdown, 2 arrestsGunshots fired inside a dor-mitory at a small liberal arts college in central Ohio have resulted in a lockdown and the arrest of two students.The Urbana Daily Citizen reports Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell says no one was injured Tuesday afternoon at Urbana University, roughly 45 miles west of Columbus.The school was placed on lockdown after police arrived.Two students were subsequently arrested. Eigh-teen-year-old Hunter Donnan, of Huber Heights, has been charged with trafficking mari-juana, and 21-year-old Ryon Lucas, of Trotwood, with aggravated robbery. Lingrell says additional charges are possible. The Associated PressA sleeping Honduran girl is carried as a group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a cara van trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long march to the of“ ce of the United Nations humans rights body in Mexico City on Thursday. Members of the caravan, which has stopped in Mexico City demanded buses Thursday to take them to the U.S. border, say ing it is too cold and dangerous to continue walking and hitchhiking. [REBECCA BLACKWELL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Colleen LongThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Presi-dent Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as car-avans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court. The new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country. About 70,000 people per year who enter the country illegally claim asylum, officials said.We need people in our country, but they have to come in legally,Ž Trump said Friday as he departed for Paris.The American Civil Liberties Union and other legal groups swiftly sued in federal court in Northern California to block the regulations, arguing the measures were illegal.The president is simply trying to run roughshod over Congresss decision to provide asylum to those in danger regardless of the manner of ones entry,Ž said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt.The litigation also seeks to put the new rules on hold while the case progresses.The regulations go into effect Saturday. They would be in place for at least three months but could be extended, and dont affect people already in the coun-try. The Justice Department said in a statement the regu-lations were lawful.Trumps announcement was the latest push to enforce a hard-line stance on immigration through regulatory changes and presidential orders, bypass-ing Congress, which has not passed any immigration law reform. But those efforts have been largely thwarted by legal challenges and, in the case of family separa-tions this year, stymied by a global outcry that prompted Trump to retreat.Officials said the asylum law changes are meant to funnel migrants through official border crossings for speedy rulings instead of having them try to circumvent such crossings on the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border. The U.S. Border Patrol says it apprehended more than 50,000 people crossing illegally in October, setting a new high this year, though illegal crossings are well below historical highs from previous decades.But the busy ports of entry already have long lines and waits, forcing immigration officials to tell some migrants to turn around and come back to make their claims. Backlogs have become especially bad in recent months at crossings in California, Arizona and Texas, with some people waiting five weeks to try to claim asylum at San Diegos main crossing.The arrival of large num-bers ... will contribute to the overloading of our immigra-tion and asylum system and to the release of thousands ... into the interior of the United States,Ž Trump said in the proclamation, calling it a crisis.Administration officials said those denied asylum under the proclamation may be eligible for similar forms of protection if they fear returning to their countries, though they would be subject to a tougher threshold. Those forms of protection include withholding of removalŽ „ which is similar to asylum, but doesnt allow for green cards or bringing families „ or protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.Homeland Security officials said they were adding staffing at the border cross-ings to manage the expected crush, but its not clear how migrants, specifically families, would be held as their cases are adjudicated. Family detention centers are largely at capacity. Trump has said he wanted to erect tent cities,Ž but nothing has been funded.The U.S. is also working with Mexico in an effort to send some migrants back across the border. Right now, laws allow only Mexi-can nationals to be swiftly returned and increasingly those claiming asylum are from Central America.Trump pushed immigration issues hard in the days leading up to Tuesdays midterm elections, railing against the caravans that are still hundreds of miles from the border.He has made little mention of the issue since the election, but has sent troops to the border in response. As of Thursday, there were more than 5,600 U.S. troops deployed to the border mis-sion, with about 550 actually working on the border in Texas.Trump also suggested hed revoke the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil and erect massive tent citiesŽ to detain migrants. Those issues were not addressed by the regulations. But Trump insisted the citizenship issue would be pushed through.Were signing it. Were doing it,Ž he said.The administration has long said immigration offi-cials are drowning in asylum cases partly because people falsely claim asylum and then live in the U.S. with work permits. In 2017, the U.S. fielded more than 330,000 asylum claims, nearly double the number two years earlier and sur-passing Germany as highest in the world.Migrants who cross illegally are generally arrested and often seek asylum or some other form of protec-tion. Claims have spiked in recent years and the immigration court backlog has more than doubled to 1.1 million cases in about two years, Syracuse Universitys Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reported this week. Generally, only about 20 percent of applicants are approved.Its unclear how many people en route to the U.S. will even make it to the border. Roughly 5,000 migrants „ more than 1,700 under the age of 18 „ shel-tered in a Mexico City sports complex decided to depart Friday for the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border.Similar caravans have gathered regularly over the years and have generally dwindled by the time they reach the southern border, particularly to Tijuana. Most have passed largely unnoticed.Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

PAGE 3 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS GROVELANDFruitland Park man killed in CR 33 crashA Fruitland Park man was killed Friday morning when another driver pulled out in front of him, authorities say. According to the Florida High-way Patrol, Christian Spade, 26, of Brooksville, attempted to cross State Road 33 on Austin Mer-ritt Road when he pulled into the path of John Faso, 66. Faso was traveling north on CR 33 when his pickup slammed into the right side of Spades truck, causing Fasos vehicle to overturn. Faso, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died at the scene.Spade was taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.The crash remains under inves-tigation, and FHP says charges are pending.MOUNT DORAPublic Safety Department seeks toy drive donationsMount Doras Public Safety Department has begun its annual Toys for Tots collection.Donors can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the Mount Dora Fire Department and Mount Dora Police Department, 1300 N. Don-nelly St., and Mount Dora City Hall, 510 N. Baker St. The holidays can be the hard-est time of year for families who are struggling just to put food on the table,Ž spokeswoman Lisa McDonald wrote in a press release. Mount Dora Public Safety is committed to making sure families are helped during this holiday season. With the pub-lics help the collection of toys will bring joy to local children.ŽFor questions, email OLAKESPrincipal accused of taking $900 from disabled 9-year-oldAn elementary school principal is accused of stealing $900 from a mentally disabled 9-year-old. The Tampa Bay Times reports 50-year-old Edward John Aber-nathy was arrested Thursday and charged with grand theft. A Pasco County Sheriffs Office release says deputies were told the child brought $2,100 of his parents money to Connerton Elementary School in Land OLakes in October.It says teachers told deputies they found the cash, counted it and locked it in the principals office. It says an investigation showed Abernathy only gave the students mother $1,200 when she went to pick up the cash, pocketing the rest.BARTOW3 prison guards charged with smuggling phones, cigarettesAuthorities say three prison guards have been accused of smuggling cellphones, cigarettes and cash to inmates.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrests Thursday of 33-year-old Jules Loya, 23-year-old Nathan Lucy and 25-year-old Victor Medina. Officials say the sheriffs office began investigating the Avon Park Correctional Institution guards in September after Department of Corrections investigators learned that guards may have been bring-ing contraband into the facility.Authorities say undercover detectives posed as family mem-bers of inmates and paid the corrections officers to take items into the prison.KEY LARGONew Jersey man dies while snorkeling in KeysAuthorities say a 49-year-old New Jersey man has died while snorkeling off the Florida Keys.Monroe County Sheriffs spokesman Adam Linhardt said in a news release that Rodney Jinkins of Westfield, New Jersey, lost consciousness while snorkeling with his family off John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo on Thursday afternoon.Lindardt says the crew from the charter boat Encounter pulled him from the water and performed CPR. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ An attorney for Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday compared Gov. Rick Scotts use of a state law-enforcement agency to investigate the actions of elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties to a Third World dictatorship.ŽNelsons attorney Marc Elias, who has been involved in recounts across the coun-try and has become a target of Republicans claiming Democrats are trying to stealŽ the election, made the comment as ballots continued to be counted in Scotts bid to unseat Nelson.Scott called a news conference Thursday night to announce that his campaign had filed lawsuits against elections supervisors in Palm Beach and Broward and that he had asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. Elias said Friday that Scotts tone and the tenor and Nelson camp res back at ScottU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, left, speaking to supporters on Oct. 2 in Orlando. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] Staff ReportMOUNT DORA … The Mount Dora Police Department lost K-9 Officer Stryker, who passed away Monday. He was only 6 years old.Over the weekend, Corporal Adam McCulloch, Stykers handler, discovered he had become lethargic, developed a fever and was unable to hold down food. Stryker was taken to the vet, where he passed away around 3:15 p.m.Stryker was diagnosed with cancer in December 2017, shortly after his retire-ment from the Mount Dora Police Department. The vet-erinarian gave the dog a year to live after three tumors were discovered in his diges-tive tract. The main tumor was surgically removed at that time.I said goodbye to my part-ner in crime. Stryker showed me how caring and loyal a canine could be,Ž McCulloch said in a statement released Friday. After a long battle with cancer, today (Monday), he fought his last battle. Today he showed me once more he would do anything to protect me and everyone known to him as his pack. Rest in peace brother. I got the watch from here.ŽStryker was a Belgian Malinois, born at Royal Police Dogs in Tallahassee on June 12, 2012. He was trained by Apopka Police and came into service in March 2014. McCulloch was chosen as his handler.In June 2017, Stryker suffered an injury while off-duty, which required him to undergo surgery to repair a disc in his spine. Stryker was retired from Mount Dora Police Department Decem-ber 2017 and remained with McCulloch at his home.The K-9 team of McCulloch and Stryker made more than 140 arrests, as well as seizing guns, cocaine, methamphet-amine, heroin, marijuana and prescription pills.Stryker was a big influ-ence in the community doing demos, going to Mount Dora High School and Mount Dora Christian Academy and par-ticipating in classroom drug sweeps,Ž McCulloch said.Mount Dora Police will hold a memorial for Stryker in the near future at the public safety complex, where a memorial stone will be placed in his name. Further information will be released about the memorial as it becomes available, police officials said.Mount Dora Police mourn loss of K9 StrykerK-9 Of“ cer Stryker passed away this week. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Instructor Dan McCauley, left, helps student Austin Marshall with plumbing. Students at Leesburg High School Construction Academy, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity are helping with construction projects for residents of Yalaha on Friday. [PHOTOS BY TOM BENITEZ/CORRESPONDENT] LHS construction students help with Habitat homesBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comYALAHA „ The Leesburg High School Construction Academy joined Lake-Sum-ter Habitat for Humanity Friday in fixing up three homes in Yalaha.It was the first time students worked on a construction project off campus, and it gave them a chance to use the carpen-try skills they learned at the academy in a real-world application with real-world consequences.Dan McAuley, the academy instructor, said the students were taking it more seriously than any other project.When theyre in the classroom environment, they want to goof off or do whatever. It changed when they got out here,Ž he said.Between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. they built two fences, a wheelchair ramp and a deck.What we're doing is a block party,Ž Travis Wofford of Habitat for Humanity explained. We pick six houses, and this lady is getting a ramp.ŽLynnea Weissman, the academys grant manager, said it was exciting to have students take on a challenge in the field.Real-world classroomIrving Garcia, left, Hunter Richardson, Austin Acosta and Matthew Lavergne install fence on Friday. Students at Leesburg High School Construction Academy, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, are helping with construction projects for residents of Yalaha. By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Lost in the continuing drama about Tuesday's elections, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission set a new milestone.The commission, which meets every 20 years and has the unique ability to place proposed consti-tutional changes directly before voters, saw the passage of seven amend-ments it put on the ballot.It was the first time a ballot slate from the constitutional panel won full approval from voters, despite controversy over the combining of multi-ple issues in single ballot measures.The 1998 commission had nine ballot measures, with eight passing. The 1978 commission saw all eight of its ballot measures rejected by the voters.This years panel also achieved ballot suc-cess while being the first commission to face a requirement that constitutional amendments receive approval from 60 percent of voters. That requirement was put in place in 2006.Amendment 12, which will strengthen lobbying restrictions and create new ethics standards for public officials, achieved the highest vote total and approval percentage of any statewide issue or candi-date Tuesday, with nearly eight out of every 10 voters endorsing the measure.Commission validated by success in electionSee NELSON, A4 See CLASSROOM, A5See ELECTION, A5


A4 Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Pearl N. BranchPearl N. Branch, age 75, of Tavares passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. Friday, though, was marked by increasing tension, with a shouting, sign-waving crowd of Republican supporters outside Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes office, where officials were still counting mail-in votes and reviewing provisional ballots cast on Election Day.At least one sign renewed a popular Trump theme: Lock her up.ŽBrenda Snipes deserves to be in prison,Ž tweeted Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed during Februarys school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, and is a Trump supporter and Scott ally.She does not deserve to be recounting votes in Broward County,Ž Pol-lack posted.Scott, too, shared in the rising conspiratorial tone after filing a pair of lawsuits late Thursday against Snipes and her Palm Beach County counterpart, Susan Bucher.Scott accused left wing activistsŽ of trying to tilt the election to Nelson.Clearly, Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted and hes impeding the demo-cratic process,Ž Nelson said. You can see this from his irresponsible, unethical and unprec-edented press statement (Thursday night) that hes worried, and hes desperate.ŽStill, judges Friday in the two counties held hastily arranged hearings in Scotts lawsuits, siding with the governor over his demand for campaign representatives to look on as ballots were being reviewed in Palm Beach County and for Broward to provide records detail-ing the counting and collection of ballots.We are pleased that the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections is being held account-able for this failure,Ž said Jackie Schutz Zeckman, a Scott spokeswoman. Bill Nelson is trying to commit voter fraud in broad daylight and we wont let them.ŽWhile Scott filed the lawsuits as a candidate, he edged closer to his role as governor in asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate what was going on in Broward and Palm Beach.FDLE spokeswoman Jessica Cary initially said Friday that the agency had launched a probe into potential wrongdoing. But later she said that after consulting with the Department of State, there were no allegations of fraud and that no active investigation was underway.Meanwhile, lawsuits began to pile up.Nelson filed a lawsuit in Tallahassee federal court challenging the validity of the states signature-match require-ment for vote-by-mail and provisional ballots, which are frequently cast by voters who show up at the wrong polling place or have no identification with them.Nelsons attorney, Marc Elias, who represented Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, said that having untrained, unqualified elections officials rule on whether a voters signature matches the one on file with the supervisors office threatens the constitu-tional right to vote.He said the way the signature match law is applied differs from county to county, and violates the constitutions equal protection clause. Elias also asked that todays noon dead-line for counties to submit their unofficial totals to the state should be put on hold, so that any rejected ballots can be reviewed.There were no indications, though, that a court would rule on the lawsuit before todays deadline.Caldwell, who appeared to be the top vote-getter in the agriculture commissioners race on election night but is now trailing Fried, his Democratic opponent, also filed suit against the Broward elections official.He wants a judge to determine whether Snipes included ballots after polls closed on Tuesday „ and if so, to remove these totals from the count she is to submit today. Similarly, there was no hint when that lawsuit could be reviewed by a judge.And while Scotts future in the U.S. Senate is riding on the outcome of an upcoming recount, the states other senator, Republican Marco Rubio joined others from his party in condemning the action in South Florida.This is an embarrass-ment,Ž Rubio said in a Friday evening conference call. Floridians deserve better.Ž RECOUNTSFrom Page A1behaviorŽ reflects a cam-paign that doesnt believe it is winning as a recount nears.He (Scott) himself said that as ballots are being counted it is tight-ening,Ž Elias said. Then he made some veiled threat or suggestion that he was going to somehow involve law enforcement. This is not a Third World dictatorship.ŽDuring his news conference Thursday night, Scott didnt take questions to further explain what state law-enforce-ment officers would investigate. Scott blasted the elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties as incompetentŽ and part of an effort to thwart the will of the people.ŽThe lawsuits filed against Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher and Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes seek more access by party members to the canvassing process.Scotts apparent Tues-day night victory over Nelson by 56,000 votes had narrowed to a margin of less than 15,000 by mid-day Friday. That margin would trigger an automatic recount after counties submit unofficial election results to the state by a noon Saturday deadline.The National Republi-can Senatorial Committee joined Scott in the lawsuit against Snipes, whose office has also faced a series of controversies in past elections.A Democrat, Snipes was first appointed to her position in 2003 by former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush. She has been re-elected four times.The U.S. Senate contest is one of three statewide races expected to require a recount.As of mid-day Friday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis led Democrat Andrew Gillum by a little more than 36,000 votes, while Democrat Nikki Fried was up about 3,000 votes in her battle with Republican Matt Caldwell to become state agriculture commissioner.The campaigns and political parties have lawyered up in advance of the pending recounts. Contests with a margin of 0.5 percent or less qualify for automatic machine recounts by every county elections office involved in the contest. Hand recounts would be required if the margins are .25 percent or less.State Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican elected to Congress on Tuesday, urged the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the recounts."Some of our election officials have demonstrated that they are incapable of properly doing the job they were elected to do. Floridians have a right to be skepti-cal of the recount process if it is monitored by the very people responsible for this delay," Steube said in a statement.Caldwell, claiming we will fight to ensure this election is accurate and fair,Ž also unleashed criticism of Snipes on Thursday."We have watched Brenda Snipes and the Broward supervisor of elections demonstrate gross incompetence and potential corruption elec-tion cycle after election cycle,Ž said Caldwell, who had declared victory Tuesday night. Over the past two days, Snipes' office has refused to give either an accurate count of outstanding ballots or where they come from, all while the Democratic candidates continue to pick up tens of thousands of new votes. Ms. Snipes office has a record of incompetence and illegal behavior.ŽCaldwell added that his legal team was pur-suing every optionŽ and expressed confidence that he will be the next agri-culture commissioner.But after Fried went ahead in the count Thurs-day, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo sent out a statement on Frieds victory.ŽToday's victory, while belated, is a victory for all of Florida as Nikki will be a strong advocate for everyone and will fight to protect our environment, our health care, and con-sumer rights," Rizzo said. NELSONFrom Page A3Nazis smashed Jewish storefronts, burned syna-gogues and attacked homes, marking the start of the Holocaust.A member of one of Allens synagogues was a child when it happened and remembers the terror of hearing the windows being smashed in her home „ a home that had to be abandoned.Friday, a woman who lost an extended family member in the Pittsburgh attack, lit a memorial candle at the Leesburg synagogue.The service also honored military veterans as Monday is Veterans Day.My father was a Marine,Ž Allen said. He came home badly wounded, but did not suffer post-traumatic stress syndrome, she said.This weeks deadly shoot-ing of 12 college students and a sheriffs deputy at a bar in California was at the hands of an ex-Marine who may have suffered PTSD, according to authorities.One of the members of the synagogue is a retired lieutenant colonel, who decorates the social hall every year and celebrates the patriotic service of veterans with special food.Among those expected to attend Fridays service were Christians from various churches. It is one of the most uplifting things for Allen, in what she calls a strong interfaith community in Central Florida.After the Pittsburgh massacre, Muslims in that community volunteered to stand guard over the synagogue to protect it from further attacks.Its very encouraging,Ž she said, saying it is a sign that a government-orches-trated Night of Broken GlassŽ will never happen in America. MOURNFrom Page A1This November 1938 photo shows the Fasanenstrasse synagogue, Berlins biggest house of Jewish worship, after Nazis set “ re to it. [AP PHOTO/FILE] veterans for their service.A special highlight to the program was the first performance for the Manatee Rhapsody choir who sang the Armed Forces Medley. As each branch was represented, those veterans were asked to stand as the kids clapped and cheered for them.Second graders Sohni Greaves, Jayda Witzigman, Lincoln Hart and Aiden Barbaro presented the white table with its explanations because they have been reading about the subject in Mrs. Bliss class.The ceremony concluded with a special breakfast for veterans and their families.We are so grateful for our veterans and just wanted to do something special for them,Ž Straughan said. And its really good for the kids to know what Veterans Day is about.Ž SERVEDFrom Page A1Susan Bucher, second right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, and Judge August Bonavita, seated at center left, look a t provisional ballots in Riviera Beach on Friday. [AP PHOTO/JOSH REPOGLE]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 A5I remember at the beginning of the year some of the freshmen didnt even know how to use a tape measure,Ž she said. Now, they are doing this. Its very exciting.ŽThe Construction Academy has made a big push to get its students practical work this year after an $866,000 grant from the state allowed them to revamp the program and purchase top-of-the-line tools and equipment.Students got busy within the first month, making picnic tables for the LHS cafeteria and setting up a commission system for area residents to buy hand-built furniture.A partnership with the Academy of Construction Technologies in Orlando will ensure continued education and practice, with companies ready to provide internships over the summer.The program focuses on a certification in car-pentry, but also provides training in plumbing, masonry and electrical trades. CLASSROOMFrom Page A3Former Senate President Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who served on the 37-member commission, said Tuesdays outcome validated the work of the panel.I think that does give a convincing answer to the many editorial boards around the state who trashed the CRC and criticized the way that it did business,Ž Gaetz said. Our form of government is based on trusting the people and their ability to make choices at the ballot box. And apparently, that trust was affirmed by the constitutional amendment decisions that the voters made.ŽGaetz said he was particularly pleasedŽ by the passage of the ethics amendment, which he crafted and which won support from more than 6.1 million voters, with a 78.92 percent approval rate.Once fully implemented, it will ban state and local elected officials from lob-bying their former agencies for six years after they leave office. It also directs the state Commission on Ethics to develop a new disproportionate benefitŽ standard that would prohibit public officials from using their offices to benefit themselves, their families or business interests.I look forward to the ethics commission beginning its work to create a very robust implementation of this amendment,Ž Gaetz said.One area of criticism of the commissions work was the combining, or bundling,Ž of multiple topics into single ballot items.An often-cited example by critics was Amendment 9, which combined a ban on offshore oil drilling with a prohibition of the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping in workplaces. But the amendment passed with nearly a 69 percent approval rate.Brecht Heuchan, a lobbyist and political consultant who was chairman of the Constitution Revision Commissions Style and Drafting Committee, defended the bundling practice, noting it had been used by the two prior com-missions. He said he thinks the amendment votes vin-dicatedŽ the commissions efforts.All we did was work within the precedent that we had and the rules that we had, and we were well within those,Ž he said. Heuchan also said he was disappointed that oppo-nents, who launched a series of lawsuits against most of the measures, attacked the commission itself, rather than raising objections to the proposals.They were more about attacking the bundling and attacking what they said were devious plans and all these other names that we were called. The voters rebuked all of that and resoundingly. To me thats at least one of the big take-aways,Ž he said.He also said the outcome represented an example of a direct democracyŽ where the voters had their say.ŽThey had their day. And their voice was loudly heard,Ž Heuchan said.The one asterisk to the commissions success was a 4-3 decision by the Flor-ida Supreme Court to block Amendment 8 from going on the ballot. The measure would have imposed term limits on school board members and would have helped expand the use of charter schools. The court found the ballot language misleading.Most of the commission ballot measures won sup-port without gaining much publicity or having orga-nized campaigns.One exception was Amendment 6, known as Marsys Law,Ž whose sup-porters raised more than $33 million for the initiative. It will place a series of rights for crime victims into the state Constitution. It also raises the mandatory retire-ment age for judges to 75, up from 70.As is typical with down ballotŽ measures, there was a modest drop-off in voter participation in the amend-ment decisions. While more than 8.2 million voters par-ticipated in the governors race, the amendment votes ranged between 7.5 million and 7.85 million.Overall, it was a good year for proposed constitu-tional changes. In addition to the seven Constitution Revision Commission measures, voters also backed four other ballot initiatives advanced by the Legislature or through citi-zen initiatives.Only Amendment 1, which would have expanded the homestead property-tax exemption, failed, falling just short of approval with support from 58 percent of the voters.The next Constitution Revision Commission is scheduled to meet in 2037-2038. ELECTIONFrom Page A3 TAXContinued from A1on the powerful Ways and Means Committee and will become its chairman in January.When asked Wednesday whether the committee under his control would ask for the documents, Neal said, Yes, I think we will.ŽIf the Trump administration refuses and mounts a legal challenge, Neal said, Then I assume that there would be a court case that would go on for a period of time.ŽA legal fight could potentially even stretch beyond the 2020 presidential election, suggested Andy Grewal, a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law.Grewal has maintained that a request for Trumps returns, if made for purely political purposes,Ž may exceed the limits of Congress authority.Starting with the 2016 campaign, Trump broke with political tradition by repeatedly refusing to release his income tax filings. Those filings are deemed sacredly secret for citizens, but traditionally not for presidents. Trump has said he hasnt released them because his taxes are under audit by the IRS „ even though experts and IRS officials say such audits dont bar taxpay-ers from releasing their returns.Asked about releasing his filings, Trump reaffirmed that justification during a post-election news con-ference Wednesday. Theyre under audit. They have been for a long time,Ž the president said. Theyre extremely com-plex. People wouldnt understand them.ŽGiving a slight opening, Trump said that if the audit was completed, I would have an open mind to it. I would say that.Ž But, he added, Nobody turns over a return when its under audit.ŽIn 2017, more than a million people signed a petition to the White House urging Trump to make the returns public.Questions loom: Was the swaggering longtime businessman and real estate mogul really worth $10 billion when he entered the White House, as he has claimed? Are there conflicts of inter-est lurking? How has his global panoply of properties and other assets been valued for taxation purposes? What are the sources of his income and to whom might he be beholden as a result? Does Trump stand to gain personally from the sweeping Republican tax law enacted late last year, which he championed, and, if so, how specifically?Among the soughtafter details: Trumps charitable giving, the type of deductions he claimed, how much he earned from his assets and what strategies he deployed to reduce his tax bill.


A6 Saturday, November 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comTown: Clermont Branch of service and rank: Coast Guard, lieutenant Enlisted or drafted? Commissioned out of of“ cer candidate school. I just thought itd be a good service to join. What did you do in the service? Mostly search and rescue. I was at a small boat station most of the time. Why was it important? We rescue people. What is your most important memory from service? We had a lot of rescues. My most important memory, however, is ending a watch and no one dies. What did you like least about service? I dont really have any bad memories. What do you want people to understand about war? Were there. Were used to doing a lot with just a little. The Coast Guard is usually there before the Marines to secure the port. The Coast Guard is usually there landing the boats from the navy ships, and the Coast Guard stays until everyone else is gone. The ports are the lifelines. We protect them. Were doing a lot of things we just dont get credit for. SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERANRICK GRIMM TodaySTEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to BAR BINGO: From 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338. WING DAY: From noon to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member. Call 352-787-2338.SundayVETERANS DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at The Congregational Church of Summer“ eld, 5421 S. U.S. Highway 301. Music by Dawn Pendley and Melanie Rafferty. Details: 352-693-4545. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: At 11 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Keynote speaker is John W. Grant. Details: 352-793-7740. 7TH ANNUAL PATRIOT CRUISE: At 11:30 a.m. at Grantham Park, South Tremain Street and 1 p.m. at Gilbert Park 310 South Tremain Street. Details: or DOUBLE M BAND HONORS VETERANS: At 6 p.m. at Heritage Community Church Hall, 509 W. Berckman Street in Fruitland Park. Presented by Project Legacy. Details: BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327.CALENDARThe 3rd Annual Northeast Lake Veterans Celebration and Recognition Breakfast, replete with pipers and a speaker roster which included World War II veterans who looked and sounded mighty spry, even those well into their 80s, was a huge hit Wednesday. Emcee Rob English, who leads the Mount Dora Chamber, was effusive in his praise of his area chamber teammates, including Tavares, Umatilla, Eustis and East Lake, for co-sponsoring the event which included a number of former Armed Forces members and elected officials. LZ Lakehawk host Ron Bisson and I were honored to be among a huge crowd of life's "givers," including our Navy-heavy crew of table mates: Kathryn Wilgus, Paul Immordino, Bo Passen and Vicki Paul. Shout-out to fellow Eustis High alum Jim Bronson, who was the very first practitioner to check out my hearing aids and make critical adjustments „ for free „ when I first settled back in my hometown two years ago. He's still performing those courtesy services, as do his colleagues at most every hearing aid provider in our readership area. My favorite Bronson story was the day when he very cheerfully steered a militaryball-cap-wearing vet toward the Veterans Administration. "I'm happy to sell you some hearing aids, sir," Bronson said. "But you most likely rate a free pair from the VA, given the noisy guns and machines you were around in Korea and Vietnam." Bronson is part of the team at TruEAR, located at the Eustis Publix at Loch Haven Landing. A note about last week's profile on Marine crossfit instructor Louise Allen Watkins. I got it wrong on Starr. Fit's ownership group; the thriving addition to Eustis' business landscape is actually owned by a trio „ Scott, Greg and Marisol Starr. And from our Small World Department: this week's profiled veteran, Coach Clark Blake, mentored Scott and Greg Starr in soccer at Eustis High School back in the day, describing them both as stellar athletes. Listen to WLBE AM790 or check the Daily Commercial's online presence for announcements or changes on the plethora of veterans' events taking place throughout the weekend. Chaps Corner From the pen of LZ Lakehawk Chaplain, Altoona's Lt. Cmdr. CHC Bob Haines, USN (ret): Observing Veterans Day this year, I am reminded of the profound statement of Jesus when he said that There is no greater love than to lay down ones life for ones friends.Ž John 15:14 Referring to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force crews who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe, Winston Churchill observed, Never was so much owed by so many to so few.Ž Churchills words can be aptly applied to the millions of our fellow citizens who once carried the title of Marine, Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Coast Guardsman, National Guardsman or Merchant Mariner, and who now can claim the moniker, Veteran. We know them as our neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members. They make us proud to be Americans. And so, on Veterans Day, our nation pays tribute to those living veterans who have worn the uniform of the United States of America. We honor our military veterans „ men, women, combat and non-combat, overseas and stateside, of all ranks and occupations. We honor, not only the infantry in the field, the special forces and recon troops behind the lines, but also the mail clerks, the cooks, the humvee and jeep drivers, the engineers, the medics and corpsman, and, yes, even the chaplains, lawyers and doctors „ we honor all veterans who have served on the ground, in the air, on and under the seas. May God bless our veterans, may God bless all who have worn the uniform and may God continue to bless the United States of America. Veterans, we salute you. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years' Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKArea chambers sponsor event to honor local vets K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver Former Eustis coach lives the dream with marked humilityBy Keith OliverCorrespondentEUSTIS „ Coach Clark Blake, decorated Marine, championship football coach and both a Citizen and Teacher of the Year, wears it well.Yet, he does not "wear it" at all.In a sometimes sad era of self-promotion and "getting ahead," residents who have lived in this "City of Bright Tomorrows" are convinced that many of those bright tomorrows will be directly attributable to their remarkable neighbor, educator and friend."There was never a man that loved God or his students more," said Lib Hippler, who saw three of her four Eustis High alumni children coached and mentored by Blake.Her daughter, Kathy Hippler Sommerfeld, now living in North Carolina and having raised her own accomplished family, "just adored him," Mrs. Hippler said, "both as a teacher and as a leader of the Fellow-ship of Christian Athletes Bible studies.""Coach Johnny" Saunders, something of a Lake County legend himself for effectively using youth football as a vehicle for promoting good citizenship and racial harmony, points to Blake's consistency as a key character trait."Clark Blake," Saunders said, "is first class every time you see him, every time you speak with him. Some guys can be totally different from one day to the next. With Coach Blake, what you get is first class all the time, every time.""First and foremost," said Blake with unabashed honesty, "is my personal relationship with Jesus Christ."But not far behind that holy motivation is "my time in the Corps," he reports. "It carried over into every aspect of my career as a teacher and coach, especially in applying the 'three D's' „ dedication, discipline and determination."An honor graduate from boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina „ 56 years ago this month „ the 75-year-old fol-lows a lifelong physical fitness regimen and volunteers his time leading recovering drug addicts in leveraging physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices to help with their per-sonal battles over addictions. Marine Sgt. Blake was cred-ited with winning battles of his own in Vietnam „ leading reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy territory while assigned to the 3rd Marine Division.Blake's Navy Commendation Medal citation, with Combat "V" denoting valor, described a handful of occasions during which "he courageously led his men and employed supporting arms fire in a precise, daring and tactically sound manner" to ensure mission accomplishment."Returning stateside to attend Northeast Louisiana State Col-lege on a football scholarship, the next four years were a blur of gridiron stardom and under-graduate and graduate studies with academic honors.Within a few short years of reporting to Eustis High School in 1971, Blake was leading Panther football and soccer teams to new heights and was garnering Coach of the Year and Teacher of the Year accolades from regional, state and national entities as diverse as the Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation, the Jaycees and Kiwanis, the Daily Commercial, the Florida Coun-cil on Economic Education, the Florida Athletic Coaches Asso-ciation and the University of Central Florida.His classroom presentations are still talked about by gradu-ates and teaching peers for their attention-holding excellence punctuated by showmanship, surprise, zany costumes and the introduction of college-level concepts.But Coach ducks the personal attention in favor of pointing to "the coaches and teachers of great integrity who instilled that mindset to always give your best, to stretch beyond your limits," he said."I am especially grateful for Cheryl, my wife of 51 years," said Blake, "and for our two sons Bradley and Brant, two wonderful daughters-inlaw „ and nine awesome grandchildren. "We as a family have been so blessed to be a small part of this community all these years," he said.First class, every timeClark Blake stands in front of one of his favorite pieces of art called Vietnam Elegy,Ž which was painted by his good friend Denham Clements. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Clark Blake (far left) displays his American Spirit Honor Medal presented upon graduation from boot camp. [SUBMITTED]

PAGE 7 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 A7 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Becca was 23 years old when she arrived at the Amani Baby Cottage in Uganda with no expectations except to help where she could. But being greeted by 60 children, ranging in age from newborns to 5-year-olds, was simply overwhelming. She told us in an email that she really wasnt sure where to begin. We responded with something my wife remembered hearing that Mother Teresa had said after someone had asked what she could do when faced with such a sea of despair and need. And Mother Teresa said she simply served the face in front of her. The advice made sense to Becca. And the face in front of her belonged to Jack, a 3-monthold premature biracial baby recovering from meningitis. Becca fell in love with Jack, showering him and the other newborns with love and attention for the three weeks she was in Uganda. She wanted Jack to know he was loved and prayed fervently that Jack would be given parents to raise him up in the love and salvation of the Lord. My heart ached because I wanted us to be able to adopt Jack. I knew it was impossible, not only because we were getting up there in age, but also because Nancy was suffering from something that caused severe hearing and vision problems. I also thought, what good would it do anyway? The need is so great. The Amani Baby Cottage is one of at least 12 orphanages in Jinja, one of Ugandas major cities. And so many homeless orphans still roam the streets there. It seems helpless „ and hopeless. But if the founders of the Amani Baby Cottage or any of the other orphanages took that stance, Jack and the 59 other children would be abandoned. Thank God that people took action even when the odds appeared so steep. You know, more than 2,000 years ago, there was a woman, probably a prostitute, whose life was changed because of a carpenter named Jesus. She wanted Him to know the depth of her love and came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar open and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor,Ž the Bible tells us in Mark 14, and they rebuked her harshly.Ž But Jesus said, She did what she could.Ž Thats what Mother Teresa did. And so did Becca. Of course, the need continues. We couldn't adopt Jack, but we can support the orphanage. Baby formula and AIDS medicine is greatly needed, in addition to parents and foster parents. Do what you can „ where you can. And please pray for Jack and the work of the Amani Baby Cottage. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at what you can Rick Reed Musician transforms stories into song in minutesBy Eleanore OsborneGatehouse MediaA concert with audience participation storytelling, and an improv musician who translates those stories into instant musical tales, is happening this weekend as First Presbyterian Church in Daytona Beach winds down its 95th Anniversary Celebration.The two-day event, with a workshop Saturday, Nov. 10, and a concert Sunday, Nov. 11, will feature composersinger Ken Medema, and will benefit the Presbyterian Counseling Center, which is based at the church and supported by area PCUSA churches.For nearly 33 years, the Presbyterian Counseling Center has been offering faith-based support to hurt-ing people in the Halifax community,Ž said Laura Bond Walker, administrative director. We are very excited about it. The center has expanded so much in the past two years, in the number of locations and the number of therapists.Ž In the recent News-Journal Readers Choice poll, PCC was voted Best Counseling Service. Blind from birth; Musician from age 5Ken Medema, (pro-nounced ME-duh-ma) blind from birth, began playing the piano at age 5, and hasnt stopped yet.On Saturday, were having a four-hour choir workshop and improv, with singers from area churches and the community. On Sunday, there is a concert, and Ill again be making up songs on the spot, based on stories people tell me,Ž Medema explained.Meaningful stories. Maybe about a conversation that changed your life, that helped you make a turn. I build a song around that story.Ž The world needs more real, live face-to-face conversation, he said.Medema also will sing some prepared songs.The Rev. William Anderson, pastor at FPC, and president of PCC, has long been a Medema admirer.He is an amazing guy. I first heard him 40 years ago at Westmont College in California. He has a wonder-ful gift for improvisation. A few years after that, I heard him at the Crystal Cathedral in Southern California.ŽAnd more recently, Anderson drove from Melbourne to Tampa, when he heard Medema was perform-ing there.Medema started playing piano at age 5, began lessons at age 8 and earned degrees in music and music therapy at Michigan State University. He lives in Alameda, a city near San Francisco. After college, he worked for many years at hospitals offering music therapy.My last job as a music therapist was in 1973, when the hospital ran out of money,Ž he recalled. I had done some concert work, and I thought I would try to do this full time. We told a few people. The bookings began to arrive, and the rest is history.ŽAt age 74, he said he is singing better than ever. If you dont mistreat it, your voice can last a long time.Ž Getting your hands dirty and making a di erenceSupporting people and loving them, too, is PCCs work, said Laura Walker. We are hands-on,Ž she said, and PCC has helped meet a growing need. The PCC has gone from three centers to six, from four part time counselors to eight over the last two years. We are now serving almost 400 people, including 80 or more children.ŽHome base continues at FPC, with satellite locations encompassing Port Orange, Ormond Beach, DeLand and Palm Coast.The PCC was conceived by pastors and teachers who were looking for a reliable place where they could refer hurting people, said Pastor Bill. Founders were the late Rev. Richard Hills, the late Rev. Dan Taylor and Fred Robbins, formerly a profes-sor at Daytona State College, who will be honored at Sundays concert.Improv in the SanctuaryKen Medema, blind from birth, began playing piano at age 5, is a storytelling and improv musician who will perform Saturday and Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Daytona Beach. [PHOTO PROVIDED] TODAYPAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. STRETCHING IN THE SPIRIT YOGA CLASSES: At 1 p.m. every Saturday at Silver Lake Community Church, 34030 Radio Road in Leesburg. Free. Details: 352-472-0648. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to WEEKLY SERVICE: At 9 a.m. every Saturday at Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly Street. Details: 352-735-4774 or www. DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at The Congregational Church of Summer“ eld, 5421 S. U.S. Highway 301. Music by Dawn Pendley and Melanie Rafferty. Details: 352-693-4545. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com.MONDAYANNUAL FALL BAZAAR: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, on the corner of Mary and Lemon Streets in Eustis. BBQ chicken dinner for $10. Contact Diane Mullen at 352-343-9028 or Lisa Labud at 352-357-4358. REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ SOZO KIDS CLUB QUARTERLY MEETING: From 1 to 2 p.m. at Oxford Assembly of God, 12114 N. U.S. 301. Details: OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. GRIEFSHARE CLASSES: Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15. Register at 352-308-8229.TUESDAYLADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.WEDNESDAY"NEXT SEASON OF LIFE" SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.CALENDAR


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 A9 The people have spoken and in record numbers. Whatever you think of President Donald Trump, we cant argue that his volatile persona brought out the vote. It worked both ways „ with Republican turnout for and Democrat turnout against him. That may be truer in Florida than most other states. Trump literally carried Ron DeSantis over the line. And Rick Scott, while not sitting in Trumps lap like DeSantis, did benefit from Trumps favor. That 11 of the 12 constitutional amendments passed came as something of a surprise. Some thoughts: € The weirdest vote from where we sit is the failure of Amendment 1. Voters were asked to decide a dozen constitutional amendments, most bundled in the most misleading manner. Most carried some kind of perk for a variety of disconnected interest groups: animal lovers, first responders, vapers, fast dogs and constitutional officers. Amendment 1 expanded homestead exemptions on an estimated 60 percent of state homeowners. The average homeowner would save $300 a year. Cities, counties and various special taxing districts were wringing their hands over estimates the amendment would suck $753 million from local budgets in the first year. Were guessing the citizenry heard their representatives fears and actually understand what local government does. € Amendment 2 guaranteed a permanent 10 percent cap on commercial property tax assessments and was supported by small businesses and the Florida Association of Realtors. € Amendment 3 gave voters the call, rather than the Legislature, when it comes to new casino gambling. The Seminole Tribe and Disney pumped $40 million into it because it would make it harder to expand gambling, which both had a keen interest in seeing come to fruition. € Amendment 4 gave felons the right to voter after their sentences were served. That will impact 1.5 million potential voters in the state. € Amendment 5 requires two-thirds of the House and Senate to pass a tax increase. It makes it almost impossible for the Legislature to increase taxes, but not cities and counties. And both will be forced to take up the slack „ while the lawmakers can bellow no new taxesŽ during campaigns, and local governments take the hit. € Amendment 9 ostensibly kills vaping in public places and offshore drilling off our coasts. The drilling ban is meaningless, because it applies only to state waters out to 3 miles. It does nothing to hinder federal approval of oil and gas rigs farther out. € Amendment 10 requires all 67 counties to elect constitutional officers. Prior to this, the question was left up to the individual counties, precisely where it belongs „ another hit on home rule. It also requires the state to have a Department of Veterans Affairs „ which it already does. Welcome to Tallahassee. € Amendment 12 prohibits elected officials from using their positions for financial gain. € Amendment 13 ends greyhound racing in the state. € Finally, in a very real way, Floridians got what they paid for in these elections. The state hands out campaign funds to candidates, matching dollar-for-dollar campaign contributions of $250 or less. DeSantis set a new record, eclipsing Charlie Crist in 2014, by hauling in $2.6 million in taxpayer dollars for his campaign. Gillums total was $2.3 million. Overall, we financed the top 10 campaigns with just shy of $9 million this year. That was up from $4.3 million in 2104. Happy with your purchase? The Ocala Star-BannerANOTHER OPINIONElection re ectionsANOTHER OPINION Unrealistic expectations and cheap shoes are responsible for a lot of misery. I know. Ive dealt with both. I bought my first pair of high heels at a thrift shop when I was 15. My first set of unrealistic dreams arrived at precisely the same time. It was 1972, and platform shoes, patchwork suede boots and patent leather loafers were all the rage. But the 1940s fashions were also having a comeback. Since my only income was a regular babysitting job that paid 50 cents an hour, I became an early and adept Salvation Army shopper. Not to brag, but I was all about retro before retroŽ was cool. The navy blue heels I bought could have been worn by the Andrews Sisters when they sang Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyŽ in 1941. But they also could have been worn by Bette Midler singing the same song when it became a hit on the B-side of her single Delta Dawn.Ž I was ready to boogie. I was ready to prance. I was ready to dance. Only, because the $1.50 shoes were at least one size too small, I could barely move in them. Forced to walk like one of those awkward animals with tiny hooves „ a mouse deer, for example, or a fainting goat „ I did not exactly move with a groove. I leaned against the walls for support and used both hands on the banister. All of a sudden, I became quiet and dainty in my movements. It wasnt a personality transformation, like where the tomboy shakes out her ponytail and becomes all feminine. I was silent and self-contained because I was in misery and in pain, but too proud to confess it. And thats when a cute boy asked me out. The poor soul thought he was asking out a demure little creature. I, equally poor soul, tried to become one. The romance didnt last long; personality, like murder, will out. I wanted to be shy, sweet and unassuming, but I couldnt contain my real self any more than those shoes could contain my real feet. Small scars from both experiences have lasted until today. But at least I learned that those who refuse to acknowledge the deleterious effects of inappropriate footwear and impracticable hopes remain in a condition of chronic, yet avoidable, distress. Some of my brighter friends learned these lessons earlier. Former colleague Patricia Juliana Smith learned from her mother, Who had lived through periods of terrible poverty and thus was inclined to pinch pennies (and who) told me to allow myself to pay full price for two things: shoes and perfume. Cheap shoes and cheap perfume do a woman no good.Ž J. Barrett Wolf, a friend from high school who accompanied me on those thrift shop outings, draws his footwear wisdom from author Terry Pratchett. Pratchetts character, Samuel Vines, has a Boots theory of socioeconomic unfairnessŽ that goes as follows: A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots thatd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.Ž Vines concludes that the rich stay rich because, in the long run, they spend less money. Cheap shoes, even if theyre pretty, and dreams that confine you, even if theyre fashionable, will wear you out, wear you down and make you miserable if they arent a good fit. In other words, if the shoe doesnt fit, dont wear it. Its hard, when were given images of life on easy street, to imagine walking a mile in the shoes of those who live in an apparently glittering, easy-gliding world where stepping comfortably and gracefully is the norm. But much of the world is roughshod, and its better to toughen up than to kid yourself into believing youre protected, supported and on solid ground even when youre not. I wear flat shoes with sturdy insoles these days. Theyre expensive, but they arent glamorous and they dont dazzle. My ambitions are much the same: realistic, sensible and grounded. They might not make me seem alluring but they keep a smile on my face and, with care, theyll last for years. Gina Barreca is a board of trustees distinguished professor of English literature at University of Connecticut and the author of 10 books. She can be reached at OPINIONDont wear cheap shoes and other lessons OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Republicans are the true obstructionists The person who wrote the letter, "Things just keep getting better," must be confused with Archie Bunker. From where I sit, the Republican party is the obstruction party. First, Mitch McConnell said his job was to see that President Obama did not get re-elected. However, he did. He and the Democrats managed to pass the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which gave many more citizens medical care, including those with pre-existing conditions. Even though they tried repeatedly, Republicans have not been able to overturn it. They have passed tax reform, but its benefit went to corporations and the top one percent. If there are so any new jobs, why are so many people, including families, walking our streets pushing meager belongings? What manufacturers are returning from overseas? Mr. Obama restored our image to our allies that had been damaged by Mr. Bush with his, "you're either with us or against us." Mr. Trump, on the other hand, has insulted everyone of our allies. President Clinton left a sizable surplus when he left office. Mr. Bush zipped through it and left a sizable deficit. I might also add that Mr. McConnell also refused to even interview Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court vacancy. Considering the foregoing, don't tell me that the Democratic party is the obstructionist party. We are first and foremost Americans, and I would hope that we would remember that.Betty Smith, LeesburgAre tweets in” uencing the stock market? Is Donnie using his tweets to influence the stock market and enable his kids and son-in-law to make advance purchase and sales on the stock market and almost guarantee a profit? Isnt this the same as insider trading? Has the regulatory commission compared to his tweets to the rise and fall of the stock market? It may not be easy to impeach the president, but it is fairly simple to burn his cohorts.Ask Martha Stewart, the woman talk show host that did jail time, do we need a democrat congress to make this happen?Vernon Hall, Umatilla Be informed about upcoming budget At present, we are depending on increased government spending to stimulate the economy. The trickle down economy is only sustainable for a short period of time. The national debt is greater that the current GDP; the debt being $65,000 for every man, woman, and child. We cannot continue to increase the debt by one trillion dollars per year, as we have done for the last ten years. The point is that until the average taxpayer becomes aware of this crisis, it will not be solved. At the end of this month, next year's budget will be decided. We should not get our information from 30-second sound bites. Read the newspaper, especially the editorial page, and call your congressman!Howard Vesser, Lady LakeHAVE 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: 352-365-1951LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL B3JACKETS MOTIVATED TO TAKE ON HURRICANES Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Mark LongAssociated PressGAINESVILLE „ Facing former Florida coach Will Muschamp is the least of Dan Mullen's concerns these days.Mullen and the 19th-ranked Gators have a two-game losing streak in which nobody played well, chaos at quarterback, rumors of a locker room scuffle and speculation that a few upperclassmen are considering shutting it down in preparation for the NFL draft.As for Muschamp's return to Gainesville?"I guess that's big, right?" Mullen said.Not really for Florida anymore. Muschamp and his Gamecocks (5-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) can only pile on today (noon, ESPN) after all that's happened to the Gators (6-3, 4-3, No. 15 CFP) lately.Florida has dropped two straight by a combined 40 points, including a 38-17 home-coming debacle against Missouri last week. Feleipe Franks was booed and benched in the Swamp, prompting Mullen to open up the quarterback job.But backup Kyle Trask broke a foot practicing a trick play Wednesday and is out for the season, leaving Franks to reclaim the starting job against South Carolina.If that wasn't enough to deal with, there were reports that Franks got into an altercation with teammates in the locker room after the loss to the Tigers and then whispers that some players, including highly touted junior defensive end Jachai Polite, is considering turning his attention toward getting ready for the draft."You got to play for so much Frazzled Florida looks to snap skidSouth Carolina head coach Will Muschamp, center, shouts at an of“ cial during a game against Tennessee on Oct. 27 in Columbia, S.C. [AP PHOTO/SEAN RAYFORD, FILE] Gators take on Muschamp's South Carolina team By John FineranAssociated PressSOUTH BEND, Ind. „ Sam Mustipher gets to run out of the home tunnel one final time for No. 3 Notre Dame tonight against Florida State.The graduate center just never thought he'd be snapping the ball to senior Brandon Wim-bush again.With Ian Book nursing an injury, Wimbush is expected to be the starting quarterback when the Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 3 CFP) face the Seminoles (7:30 p.m., NBC).Coach Brian Kelly indicated Wimbush has been getting the majority of Mustipher's snaps this week with the No. 1 offense and that freshman Phil Jurkovec has increased his work load after Book suffered an upper-body injury while accounting for 399 total yards and a victory-secur-ing touchdown run in Notre Dame's 31-21 win last week at Northwestern.The Irish believe they can continue their quest for their first national championship in 30 years with Wimbush running things „ and he is likely to run if he can. Mustipher reminisced this week about Wimbush's breakout performance „ 207 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 49-20 victory last season at Boston College."(Wimbush) took over that game," Mustipher said. "He made some moves I've never seen a quarterback make in a game. He's a great player and a great young man. He'll be suc-cessful in whatever he decides to do in life."The Irish, of course, just want Wimbush to be successful against a Seminoles (4-5) defense that has been stingy against the run.Opponents are averaging just 2.84 yards per carry (sixth-best nationally) and 111.1 yards per game (17th) against end Brian Questions at QB as Irish host FSU By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressAVONDALE, Ariz. „ Kevin Harvicks crew chief says Stewart-Haas Racing modified the spoiler on Harvicks car because other teams were already doing similar alterations.Rodney Childers is suspended for the final two races of the season and working at the race shop in North Carolina as Harvick tries to overcome a devas-tating penalty issued this week for what NASCAR determined was a blatant case of cheating.Harvick won last weekend at Texas. When the spoiler was removed from his No. 4 Ford during an extensive inspection in North Carolina, NASCAR discovered the part had been altered.It is NASCARs belief that SHR built its own spoiler and tried to pass it off as one distributed by the vendor. The spoiler was offset to the right and NASCAR says it gave Harvick an aerody-namic advantage.SHR did not appeal the penalty and acknowledged NASCAR determined we ventured into an area not accommodated by its rule book.ŽSuspended crew chief says others were cheating rstIn this Nov. 4 photo, Kevin Harvick (4) passes David Starr during the race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Harvicks bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race after series inspectors found his winning car from Texas Motor Speedway had been deliberately altered to give him a performance advantage. [LARRY PAPKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] See NASCAR, B4 See GATORS, B4 See FSU, B4By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comDUNNELLON „ South Sumter High School football coach Ty Lawrence knew the Raiders would have their hands full with Dunnellon in Fridays Class 4A-Region 2 quarterfinal game at Richard Kennedy Stadium. And he was right.The Tigers scored first and then poured it on in the second and third quarters en route to a 41-13 win.South Sumter, which endured the first winless season in history in 2017, wrapped up the year with a playoff berth and a 5-6 record.Dunnellon got on the score-board first.After forcing the Raiders out on downs on their opening pos-session, Dunnellon marched methodically downfield on 7-play, 81-yard scoring drive. Jaquavion Fraziers capped the march with a 10-yard run.South Sumter answered quickly, however, when Doug Sharp got outside the Tigers defense and raced 66 yards for the touchdown. A missed extra point, left the Raiders trailing 7-6.And Dunnellon was just get-ting started.Two more scoring runs, a 60-yard dash by Averion Ham-ilton and a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown by Emmanuel Caballero, give the Tigers a 20-6 advantage head-ing into the second quarter.Tigers are too muchDunnellons Maurice Goolsby (9) makes a carry during a Class 4A regional quarter“ nal game against South Sumter on Friday in Dunnellon. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Dunnellon rolls past South Sumter in playo sSouth Sumters Trenton Taylor (21) runs for yardage during a Class 4A regional quarter“ nal game against Dunnellon on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See TIGERS, B4


B2 Saturday, November 10, 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 TVAUTO RACING 8:55 a.m. ESPNEWS „ Formula One, Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, practice, at Sao Paolo 10:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Can-Am 500, practice, at Avondale, Ariz. 11:55 a.m. ESPNEWS „ Formula One, Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, qualifying, at Sao Paolo 12:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, qualifying, at Avondale, Ariz. 2 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Can-Am 500, “ nal practice, at Avondale, Ariz. 3:30 p.m. NBC „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, at Avondale, Ariz. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FS2 „ Bethune-Cookman at Marquette FSN „ Regional coverage, Evansville at Xavier 6 p.m. FS2 „ CCSU at Georgetown 7 p.m. FSN „ Regional coverage, Miami (Ohio) at Butler 8 p.m. BTN „ Ball St. at Purdue FS2 „ Quinnipiac at Villanova COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC „ Wisconsin at Penn St. BTN „ Illinois at Nebraska CBS „ Ole Miss at Texas A&M CBSSN „ Lafayette at Army ESPN „ S. Carolina at Florida ESPN2 „ Navy at UCF ESPNU „ Tulsa at Memphis FOX „ Ohio St. at Michigan St. FS1 „ TCU at W. Virginia FSN „ Kansas at Kansas St. SEC „ Vanderbilt at Missouri 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma BTN „ Michigan at Rutgers CBS -Mississippi St. at Alabama CBSSN -New Mexico at Air Force ESPN „ Washington St. at Colorado ESPNU -Game TBA FOX „ Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh FS1 „ Baylor at Iowa St. 4 p.m. ESPNEWS „ East Carolina at Tulane 7 p.m. CBSSN „ Temple at Houston ESPN „ Auburn at Georgia ESPN2 „ Miami at Georgia Tech ESPNU „ S. Florida at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m. FOX „ Texas at Texas Tech NBC „ Florida St. at Notre Dame SEC „ LSU at Arkansas 8 p.m. ABC „ Clemson at Boston College 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ California at Southern Cal ESPN2 „ UNLV at San Diego St. ESPNU „ Colorado at Nevada GOLF 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic, third round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, third round, at Phoenix 2 a.m. (Sunday) GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge, “ nal round, at Sun City, South Africa MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8 p.m. FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Denver 10 p.m. FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez, at Denver NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. SUN „ Washington at Miami 8:30 p.m. NBA „ Houston at San Antonio NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. SUN „ Ottawa at Tampa Bay SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Cardiff City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 9:30 a.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Hoffenheim vs. Augsburg 10 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Hudders“ eld Town vs. West Ham 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham FS2 „ Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich 10 p.m. FS2 „ Liga MX, Tijuana vs. Monarcas Morelia SPORTS BRIEFLOS ANGELESRams cancel practice, evacuate as “ res rageThe Los Angeles Rams canceled practice Friday after a wildfire forced about 20 players and coaches to evacuate their homes.The Rams (8-1) will cram their normal Friday preparations into a workout at the University of Southern California on Saturday before they face the Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum on Sunday.Just one day after the Rams were stunned by a mass shooting less than five miles from their training complex in Thousand Oaks, they were forced to make big changes in their normal game-week routine by two wildfires burning in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.I dont think anybodys house has been specifically affected, but they did have to leave the areas,Ž coach Sean McVay said. Its still a scary thing, and extremely unfortunate that they had to go through this. ... We just felt like the most impor-tant thing was for people to be with their families.ŽThe Associated Press COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGSWEEK 2 RECORD 1. Alabama 9-0 2. Clemson 9-0 3. Notre Dame 9-0 4. Michigan 8-1 5. Georgia 8-1 6. Oklahoma 8-1 7. Louisiana State 7-2 8. Washington State 8-1 9. West Virginia 7-1 10. Ohio State 8-1 11. Kentucky 7-2 12. Central Florida 8-0 13. Syracuse 7-2 14. North Carolina State 6-2 15. Florida 6-3 16. Mississippi State 6-3 17. Boston College 7-2 18. Michigan State 6-3 19. Texas 6-3 20. Penn State 6-3 21. Iowa 6-3 22. Iowa State 5-3 23. Fresno State 8-1 24. Auburn 6-3 25. Washington 7-3 The playoff semi“ nals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semi“ nals will be hosted at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. The championship game will be played on Jan. 7, 2019 at Santa Clara, Calif. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternThursdayWake Forest 27, No. 22 North Carolina State 23FridayNo. 13 Syracuse vs. Louisville, late No. 16 Fresno State at Boise State, lateTodayNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 18 Miss. State, 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Clemson at No. 17 Boston College, 8 p.m. No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Florida State, 7:30 p.m. No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Georgia vs. Auburn, 7 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. No. 7 West Virginia vs. TCU, Noon No. 8 Ohio State at No. 24 Michigan State, noon No. 9 LSU at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Washington State at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 UCF vs. Navy, Noon No. 12 Kentucky at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. No. 14 Utah State vs. San Jose State, 4 p.m. No. 15 Texas at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m. No. 19 Florida vs. South Carolina, noon No. 21 Penn State vs. Wisconsin, noon No. 23 Iowa State vs. Baylor, 3:30 p.m. No. 25 Cincinnati vs. South Florida, 7 p.m.RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Subject to change)Nov. 6 EASTBuffalo 48, Kent State 14Wednesdays Games MIDWESTMiami (Ohio) 30, Ohio 28 N. Illinois 38, Toledo 15Thursdays Games SOUTHBethune-Cookman 28, NC Central 25, 2OTWake Forest 27, North Carolina State 23Fridays Games EASTLouisville (2-7) at Syracuse (7-2), lateFAR WESTFresno St. (8-1) at Boise St. (7-2), lateTodays Games EASTLafayette (3-6) at Army (7-2), noon Sacred Heart (6-3) at Duquesne (6-3), noon Fordham (1-8) at Holy Cross (3-6), noon Kennesaw St. (8-1) at Monmouth (NJ) (7-2), noon Wisconsin (6-3) at Penn St. (6-3), noon CCSU (5-4) at St. Francis (Pa.) (4-5), noon SMU (4-5) at UConn (1-8), noon BYU (4-5) at UMass (4-6), noon TCU (4-5) at West Virginia (7-1), noon Columbia (4-4) at Brown (1-7), 12:30 p.m. Bucknell (1-8) at Georgetown (4-5), 12:30 p.m. Colgate (8-0) at Lehigh (2-7), 12:30 p.m. Princeton (8-0) at Yale (5-3), 12:30 p.m. Wagner (2-7) at Bryant (5-4), 1 p.m. Albany (NY) (2-7) at New Hampshire (3-6), 1 p.m. Harvard (4-4) at Penn (6-2), 1 p.m. Delaware (7-2) at Stony Brook (6-3), 1 p.m. William & Mary (3-5) at Villanova (4-5), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (7-1) at Cornell (3-5), 1:30 p.m. Virginia Tech (4-4) at Pittsburgh (5-4), 3:30 p.m. Michigan (8-1) at Rutgers (1-8), 3:30 p.m. Clemson (9-0) at Boston College (7-2), 8 p.m.SOUTHTowson (6-3) at Elon (6-2), noon South Carolina (5-3) at Florida (6-3), noon Tulsa (2-7) at Memphis (5-4), noon SE Missouri (7-2) at Murray St. (4-5), noon Campbell (5-4) at Presbyterian (2-6), noon Navy (2-7) at UCF (8-0), noon North Carolina (1-7) at Duke (6-3), 12:20 p.m. Mercer (4-5) at Chattanooga (6-3), 1 p.m. Robert Morris (1-7) at E. Kentucky (5-4), 1 p.m. Troy (7-2) at Georgia Southern (7-2), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (2-7) at Morgan St. (2-7), 1 p.m. Howard (4-4) at Norfolk St. (3-5), 1 p.m. NC A&T (7-2) at Savannah St. (2-6), 1 p.m. Furman (4-4) at VMI (1-8), 1:30 p.m. Grambling St. (5-4) at Alabama A&M (5-4), 2 p.m. Rhode Island (5-4) at James Madison (6-3), 2 p.m. Hampton (5-3) at MVSU (1-7), 2 p.m. Samford (5-4) at The Citadel (3-5), 2 p.m. Charlotte (4-5) at Marshall (5-3), 2:30 p.m. Jackson St. (4-4) at Alabama St. (3-5), 3 p.m. Gardner-Webb (3-6) at Charleston Southern (3-5), 3 p.m. Maine (6-3) at Richmond (3-6), 3 p.m. Jacksonville St. (7-2) at Tenn. St. (3-4), 3 p.m. Tennessee Tech (1-8) at UT Martin (1-8), 3 p.m. Liberty (4-4) at Virginia (6-3), 3 p.m. Mississippi St. (6-3) at Alabama (9-0), 3:30 p.m. North Texas (7-2) at Old Dominion (2-7), 3:30 p.m. Kentucky (7-2) at Tennessee (4-5), 3:30 p.m. Wofford (6-3) at W. Carolina (3-6), 3:30 p.m. NC Central (4-4) at Bethune-Cookman (5-5), 4 p.m. SC State (3-5) at Florida A&M (6-3), 4 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (2-6) at Nicholls (6-3), 4 p.m. East Carolina (2-6) at Tulane (4-5), 4 p.m. Ark. St. (5-4) at Coastal Carolina (5-4), 5 p.m. W. Kentucky (1-8) at FAU (4-5), 5 p.m. Georgia St. (2-7) at La.-Lafayette (4-6), 5 p.m. La.-Monroe (5-4) at S. Alabama (2-7), 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-8) at Southern U. (5-3), 5 p.m. Auburn (6-3) at Georgia (8-1), 7 p.m. Miami (5-4) at Georgia Tech (5-4), 7 p.m. Rice (1-9) at Louisiana Tech (6-3), 7 p.m. N. Greenville (4-5) at N. Alabama (6-3), 7 p.m. McNeese St. (6-3) at Northwestern St. (3-6), 7 p.m. Southern Miss. (4-4) at UAB (8-1), 7:30 p.m.MIDWESTStetson (7-1) at Butler (3-6), noon Akron (4-4) at E. Michigan (5-5), noon Maryland (5-4) at Indiana (4-5), noon Kansas (3-6) at Kansas St. (3-6), noon Ohio St. (8-1) at Michigan St. (6-3), noon Vanderbilt (4-5) at Missouri (5-4), noon Illinois (4-5) at Nebraska (2-7), noon N. Iowa (5-4) at Youngstown St. (3-6), noon Morehead St. (3-6) at Dayton (4-5), 1 p.m. Illinois St. (5-4) at Indiana St. (6-3), 1 p.m. Marist (5-4) at Drake (5-3), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (4-5) at E. Illinois (2-7), 2 p.m. S. Dakota St. (5-3) at S. Illinois (2-7), 2 p.m. W. Illinois (5-4) at South Dakota (3-6), 2 p.m. Jacksonville (2-6) at Valparaiso (1-8), 2 p.m. Bowling Green (1-8) at Cent. Mich. (1-9), 3 p.m. N. Dakota St. (9-0) at Missouri St. (3-5), 3 p.m. Portland St. (4-5) at North Dakota (4-5), 3 p.m. Northwestern (5-4) at Iowa (6-3), 3:30 p.m. Baylor (5-4) at Iowa St. (5-3), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (5-4) at Minnesota (4-5), 3:30 p.m. South Florida (7-2) at Cincinnati (8-1), 7 p.m. Florida St. (4-5) at Notre Dame (9-0), 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTMississippi (5-4) at Texas A&M (5-4), noon Middle Tennessee (6-3) at UTEP (1-8), 3 p.m. Oklahoma St. (5-4) at Oklahoma (8-1), 3:30 p.m. Abilene Christian (5-4) at Sam Houston St. (5-4), 3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word (5-4) at Cent. Ark. (5-4), 4 p.m. Houston Baptist (1-8) at Lamar (5-4), 4 p.m. Appalachian St. (6-2) at Texas St. (3-6), 4 p.m. Temple (5-4) at Houston (7-2), 7 p.m. FIU (6-3) at UTSA (3-6), 7 p.m. LSU (7-2) at Arkansas (2-7), 7:30 p.m. Texas (6-3) at Texas Tech (5-4), 7:30 p.m.FAR WESTUCLA (2-7) at Arizona St. (5-4), 2 p.m. N. Colorado (2-8) at Montana St. (5-4), 3 p.m. New Mexico (3-6) at Air Force (3-6), 3:30 p.m. Washington St. (8-1) at Colorado (5-4), 3:30 p.m. San Jose St. (1-8) at Utah St. (8-1), 4 p.m. UC Davis (8-1) at E. Washington (7-2), 4:05 p.m. Davidson (5-4) at San Diego (7-2), 5 p.m. Oregon (6-3) at Utah (6-3), 5:30 p.m. Montana (5-4) at Idaho (4-5), 6:30 p.m. Weber St. (7-2) at S. Utah (1-8), 7 p.m. Idaho St. (6-3) at Cal Poly (3-6), 7:05 p.m. N. Arizona (3-6) at Sacramento St. (3-6), 9 p.m. Oregon St. (2-7) at Stanford (5-4), 9 p.m. Colorado St. (3-6) at Nevada (5-4), 10:30 p.m. UNLV (2-7) at San Diego St. (7-2), 10:30 p.m. California (5-4) at Southern Cal (5-4), 10:30 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 7 2 0 .778 270 202 Miami 5 4 0 .556 187 225 N.Y. Jets 3 6 0 .333 198 213 Buffalo 2 7 0 .222 96 241 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 184 Tennessee 4 4 0 .500 134 141 Jacksonville 3 5 0 .375 134 170 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 231 213 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 209 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 3 0 .667 241 232 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 GamePittsburgh 52, Carolina 21Sunday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. Jets NFL INJURY REPORTAs provided by the league:SundayARIZONA at KANSAS CITY „ CARDINALS: OUT: DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf), WR Chad Williams (ankle). QUESTIONABLE:S Budda Baker (foot), S Tre Boston (chest), TE Jermaine Gresham (back), G Mike Iupati (back), DT Corey Peters (ankle), G Justin Pugh (hand), G Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring). CHIEFS: OUT: C Mitch Morse (concussion). DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel). QUESTIONABLE:G Cameron Erving (illness), LB Anthony Hitchens (rib), LB Justin Houston (hamstring), S Daniel Sorensen (knee), WR Sammy Watkins (foot), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring). BUFFALO at N.Y. JETS „ BILLS: OUT: QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (knee). QUESTIONABLE: QB Josh Allen (right elbow), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion), WR Andre Holmes (neck), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder). JETS: OUT: TE Neal Sterling (concussion). DOUBTFUL: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (foot), C Spencer Long (knee/“ nger). QUESTIONABLE: DT Steve McLendon (ankle). DETROIT at CHICAGO „ LIONS: OUT: G T.J. Lang (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB Eli Harold (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), TE Luke Willson (shoulder). BEARS: OUT: TE Dion Sims (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: DL Bilal Nichols (knee). JACKSONVILLE at INDIANAPOLIS „ JAGUARS: OUT: CB A.J. Bouye (calf), CB Quenton Meeks (knee). DOUBTFUL: DT Eli Ankou (calf). QUESTIONABLE: TE David Grinnage (knee), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), TE James OShaughnessy (hip), LB Telvin Smith (shoulder). COLTS: OUT: TE Ryan Hewitt (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (calf), TE Erik Swoope (knee). QUESTIONABLE: T Denzelle Good (illness), WR Ryan Grant (ankle), CB Nate Hairston (ankle), DE Kemoko Turay (neck). WASHINGTON at TAMPA BAY „ REDSKINS: OUT: RB Chris Thompson (rib), OT Trent Williams (thumb). QUESTIONABLE: WR Jamison C rowder (ankle), CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), OT Morgan Moses (knee). BUCCANEERS: OUT: DE Vinny Curry (ankle), RB Ronald Jones (hamstring), G Evan Smith (hip/wrist), CB M.J. Stewart (foot). NEW ORLEANS at CINCINNATI „ SAINTS: OUT: DE Marcus Davenport (toe). QUESTIONABLE: WR Dez Bryant (ankle). BENGALS: OUT: LB Vontaze Bur“ ct (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), WR A.J. Green (toe), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), WR Josh Malone (hamstring), LB Nick Vigil (knee). DOUBTFUL: G Alex Redmond (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: RB Giovani Bernard (knee). NEW ENGLAND at TENNESSEE „ PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: OT Trent Brown (illness), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back), LB Donta Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), G Shaq Mason (calf), RB Sony Michel (knee). TITANS: OUT: OT Jack Conklin (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: S Dane Cruikshank (knee), DL Bennie Logan (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle), WR Taywan Taylor (foot). ATLANTA at CLEVELAND „ FALCONS: OUT: K Matt Bryant (right hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: DE Derrick Shelby (groin). BROWNS: QUESTIONABLE: T Desmond Harrison (illness), TE David Njoku (knee/ribs), S Damarious Randall (groin), LB Joe Schobert (ankle), WR DaMari Scott (shoulder), C J.C. Tretter (ankle), CB Denzel Ward (hip). L.A. CHARGERS at OAKLAND RAIDERS „ CHARGERS: OUT: DE Joey Bosa (foot). QUESTIONABLE: LB Kyle Emanuel (hip), DE Chris Landrum (hip), DT Darius Philon (ankle), CB Trevor Williams (knee). RAIDERS: No Players Listed. MIAMI at GREEN BAY „ DOLPHINS: OUT: DE Charles Harris (calf), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder). DOUBTFUL: OL Ted Larsen (neck). QUESTIONABLE: LB Kiko Alonso (ankle), TE A.J. Derby (foot), WR Jakeem Grant (Achilles), OT JaWuan James (knee), OT Laremy Tunsil (knee/ankle). PACKERS: OUT: CB Kevin King (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), LB Blake Martinez (ankle). SEATTLE at L.A. RAMS „ SEAHAWKS: DOUBTFUL: CB Neiko Thorpe (groin). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Carson (hip), G D.J. Fluker (calf), DT Nazair Jones (illness), S Bradley McDougald (knee), G Jordan Simmons (calf), DT Shamar Stephen (foot), LB K.J. Wright (knee). RAMS: No Players Listed. DALLAS at PHILADELPHIA „ COWBOYS: OUT: WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Taco Charlton (shoulder), DE David Irving (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), LB Joe Thomas (foot), G Connor Williams (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DE Randy Gregory (knee), TE Geoff Swaim (knee). EAGLES: OUT: CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), CB Jalen Mills (foot), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: T Lane Johnson (knee), DE Josh Sweat (hip).MondayN.Y. GIANTS at SAN FRANCISCO „ GIANTS: FULL: WR Jawill Davis (concussion), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), OT Chad Wheeler (ankle). 49ERS: practice not complete. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 11 1 .917 „ Boston 7 4 .636 3 Philadelphia 8 5 .615 3 Brooklyn 5 6 .455 5 New York 4 8 .333 7 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 6 6 .500 „ Miami 5 5 .500 „ Orlando 5 7 .417 1 Atlanta 3 9 .250 3 Washington 2 9 .182 3 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 9 2 .818 „ Indiana 7 5 .583 2 Detroit 6 5 .545 3 Chicago 3 9 .250 6 Cleveland 1 10 .091 8 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 6 .400 2 Dallas 3 8 .273 3 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 9 2 .818 „ Portland 9 3 .750 Oklahoma City 7 4 .636 2 Utah 5 6 .455 4 Minnesota 4 8 .333 5 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 10 2 .833 „ L.A. Clippers 6 5 .545 3 Sacramento 6 5 .545 3 L.A. Lakers 5 6 .455 4 Phoenix 2 9 .182 7Thursdays GamesOklahoma City 98, Houston 80 Boston 116, Phoenix 109, OT Portland 116, L.A. Clippers 105 Milwaukee 134, Golden State 111Fridays GamesOrlando 117, Washington 108 Philadelphia 133, Charlotte 132, OT Detroit 124, Atlanta 109 Indiana at Miami, late Brooklyn at Denver, late Boston at Utah, late Minnesota at Sacramento, lateToday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. 76ERS 133, HORNETS 132, OT CHARLOTTE (132) Batum 2-4 0-0 5, Williams 1-3 0-0 3, Zeller 5-8 4-6 14, Walker 9-29 9-10 30, Lamb 6-12 2-2 17, Bridges 2-6 0-0 5, Kidd-Gilchrist 3-8 6-7 12, Biyombo 0-0 1-2 1, Hernangomez 4-9 3-6 14, Parker 2-5 0-0 4, Monk 4-19 2-3 12, Bacon 5-7 3-4 15. Totals 43-110 30-40 132. PHILADELPHIA (133) Covington 2-8 2-2 7, Saric 6-13 2-2 18, Embiid 11-18 19-22 42, Simmons 9-15 4-6 22, Fultz 2-5 3-6 7, Bolden 2-4 0-0 5, Chandler 3-4 0-2 8, Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, McConnell 0-1 0-0 0, Shamet 1-6 0-0 3, Redick 7-16 1-1 17. Totals 45-93 31-41 133. CHARLOTTE 33 17 35 34 13„132 PHILADELPHIA 33 32 31 23 14„133 3-Point Goals„Charlotte 16-40 (Hernangomez 3-3, Lamb 3-4, Walker 3-14, Bacon 2-3, Monk 2-10, Batum 1-1, Williams 1-2, Bridges 1-2, Parker 0-1), Philadelphia 12-37 (Saric 4-8, Chandler 2-3, Redick 2-9, Embiid 1-2, Bolden 1-3, Shamet 1-5, Covington 1-7). Fouled Out„Zeller, Bacon. Rebounds„Charlotte 49 (Kidd-Gilchrist 12), Philadelphia 58 (Embiid 18). Assists„Charlotte 25 (Walker 9), Philadelphia 33 (Simmons 13). Total Fouls„Charlotte 33, Philadelphia 33. Technicals„Charlotte coach Hornets (Defensive three second), Philadelphia coach Brett Brown. A„20,424 (20,478).MAGIC 117, WIZARDS 108 WASHINGTON (108) Porter Jr. 3-7 0-0 8, Morris 3-8 0-0 7, Howard 6-8 0-2 12, Wall 9-21 1-2 19, Beal 10-21 3-4 27, Green 4-5 4-4 14, Oubre Jr. 6-10 5-6 19, Rivers 1-1 0-1 2, Satoransky 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-82 13-19 108. ORLANDO (117) Iwundu 1-3 2-2 4, Gordon 6-14 5-6 20, Vucevic 10-16 0-0 21, Augustin 2-5 5-6 11, Fournier 6-17 0-0 15, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Bamba 7-8 0-0 15, Ross 5-11 1-2 12, Grant 5-5 1-1 13, Simmons 2-6 2-2 6. Totals 44-86 16-19 117. WASHINGTON 25 23 26 34„108 ORLANDO 32 31 26 28„117 3-Point Goals„Washington 11-27 (Beal 4-9, Green 2-3, Porter Jr. 2-4, Oubre Jr. 2-5, Morris 1-2, Satoransky 0-1, Wall 0-3), Orlando 13-31 (Gordon 3-4, Fournier 3-10, Grant 2-2, Augustin 2-5, Bamba 1-1, Vucevic 1-2, Ross 1-5, Iwundu 0-1, Simmons 0-1). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Washington 35 (Howard 8), Orlando 41 (Vucevic 14). Assists„Washington 24 (Wall 12), Orlando 26 (Fournier 6). Total Fouls„Washington 18, Orlando 18. A„16,562 (18,846).PISTONS 124, HAWKS 109 DETROIT (124) Robinson III 4-7 2-2 12, Grif“ n 2-10 1-3 6, Drummond 10-15 3-7 23, Jackson 4-9 0-0 10, Bullock 5-9 0-0 13, Johnson 8-16 2-3 22, Leuer 0-2 0-0 0, Pachulia 1-3 2-2 4, Galloway 5-9 1-1 16, Smith 4-9 0-0 10, Calderon 2-4 1-1 5, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3, Brown 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 46-97 12-19 124. ATLANTA (109) Prince 2-5 1-1 6, Spellman 5-10 2-2 14, Len 1-5 0-0 2, Young 4-9 8-8 16, Bazemore 3-6 2-2 8, Bembry 2-6 4-8 8, Poythress 1-3 0-0 3, Plumlee 7-8 0-2 14, Dedmon 4-8 4-4 13, Lin 5-9 7-7 19, Dorsey 0-3 2-6 2, Carter 1-2 0-0 2, Huerter 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 36-79 30-40 109. DETROIT 40 34 29 21„124 ATLANTA 20 31 26 32„109 3-Point Goals„Detroit 20-47 (Galloway 5-9, Johnson 4-9, Bullock 3-6, Smith 2-4, Jackson 2-4, Robinson III 2-4, Thomas 1-2, Grif“ n 1-5, Drummond 0-1, Brown 0-1, Calderon 0-2), Atlanta 7-28 (Lin 2-4, Spellman 2-5, Poythress 1-2, Prince 1-3, Dedmon 1-3, Bembry 0-1, Carter 0-1, Len 0-2, Dorsey 0-2, Huerter 0-2, Young 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Detroit 44 (Drummond 11), Atlanta 53 (Spellman 10). Assists„Detroit 30 (Grif“ n 9), Atlanta 17 (Young 5). Total Fouls„ Detroit 31, Atlanta 21. Technicals„Drummond, Atlanta coach Hawks (Defensive three second). A„14,759 (18,118). PRO BASEBALL SILVER SLUGGERSSelected by major league coaches and managers.AMERICAN LEAGUECatcher „ Salvador Perez, Kansas City First base „ Jose Abreu, Chicago Second base „ Jose Altuve, Houston Third base „ Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Shortstop „ Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Out“ eld „ Mookie Betts, Boston Out“ eld „ Mike Trout, Los Angeles Out“ eld „ J.D. Martinez, Boston Designated hitter „ J.D. Martinez, BostonNATIONAL LEAGUECatcher „ J.T. Realmuto, Miami First base „ Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Second base „ Javier Baez, Chicago Third base „ Nolan Arenado, Colorado Shortstop „ Trevor Story, Colorado Out“ eld „ Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Out“ eld „ David Peralta, Arizona Out“ eld „ Nick Markakis, Atlanta Pitcher „ German Marquez, Colorado ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TodayAt Toronto 13 218 New York Milwaukee 3 233 At LA Clippers At New Orleans 10 228 Phoenix At Chicago 5 213 Cleveland At Miami Off Off Washington At Memphis 1 209 Philadelphia At Golden State Off Off Brooklyn Houston 1 210 At San Antonio At Dallas Off Off Oklahoma City LA Lakers 5 240 At SacramentoCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG At Duquesne 3 William & Mary At Mississippi 13 W. Michigan At Purdue 14 Ball St At Saint Louis 10 Troy At Xavier 18 Evansville At Butler 16 Miami (Ohio) Oklahoma St 12 At Charlotte N. Iowa 4 At Texas-Arlington At Oregon St 9 Wyoming At Pepperdine 10 Cs Northridge At Portland Off North Texas At UNLV 4 Loyola Marymount Akron 7 Youngstown St Kent St 2 At Cleveland StNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE At Buffalo -170 Vancouver +158 At Philadelphia -130 Chicago +120 Nashville -131 At Dallas +121 At Carolina -235 Detroit +215 At Columbus Off NY Rangers Off At Florida -170 NY Islanders +158 At Tampa Bay -300 Ottawa +270 At Boston Off Toronto Off At Pittsburgh -205 Arizona +185 At Montreal Off Vegas Off Calgary -110 At Los Angeles +100COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At Houston 7 4 69 Temple Michigan 36 38 47 At Rutgers At Pittsburgh 4 3 54 Va. Tech Clemson 15 19 57 At Boston Col. At Texas A&M 13 12 66 Mississippi Kentucky 3 5 41 At Tenn. BYU 13 13 59 At UMass At Virginia 24 23 60 Liberty Troy +2 1 45 At Ga. Sthrn At Iowa St 14 16 51 Baylor At UCF 25 24 64 Navy At W. Va. 13 11 56 TCU At Georgia Tech 2 3 54 Miami At Kan. St 11 10 47 Kansas At E. Michigan 13 12 43 Akron At Indiana 2 1 56 Maryland SMU 16 19 65 at UConn At Duke 12 10 58 N. Carolina At Oklahoma 17 21 79 Okla. St At Iowa 11 10 43 Nwestern At Cincinnati 7 14 55 S. Florida Ark. St 5 7 60 At CCU At Tulane 14 11 54 E. Carolina At Utah 4 3 53 Oregon Wash. St 4 6 61 At Colorado At Marshall 14 14 41 Charlotte North Texas 12 14 65 At ODU At Cent. Mich. 8 7 51 Bowl. Green At Nevada 12 14 63 Colo. St At Stanford 22 24 61 Oreg. St Middle Tenn. 16 13 48 At UTEP At Georgia 14 14 52 Auburn At Penn St 9 9 53 Wisconsin At Alabama 27 23 52 Miss. St At Air Force 12 13 56 New Mexico At Missouri 15 16 63 Vanderbilt At Nebraska 20 17 69 Illinois Purdue 9 10 59 At Minn. At Memphis 16 17 65 Tulsa At Florida 8 6 54 S. Carolina At Southern Cal 5 4 46 California Texas 1 1 62 At Texas Tech LSU 16 11 48 At Arkansas At Utah St 29 31 65 San Jose St App. St 21 19 46 At Texas State At La.-Lafayette 13 14 69 Ga. St At FAU 15 20 58 W. Kentucky La.-Monroe 3 6 62 At S. Ala. At La. Tech 26 24 52 Rice FIU 12 10 48 At UTSA At Notre Dame 16 16 51 Florida St At UAB 11 11 47 Sthrn Miss Ohio State 5 3 49 At Mich. St At Ariz. St 9 13 61 UCLA At San Diego St 18 23 53 UNLVNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At NY Jets 7 7 36 Buffalo Atlanta 3 6 51 At Cleveland New Orleans 3 5 53 At Cincinnati At Tampa Bay 2 3 51 Washington New England 5 6 47 At Tennessee 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 LA Chargers 10 10 50 At Oakland At LA Rams 8 10 50 Seattle At Philadelphia 6 7 43 DallasMondayat San Francisco 3 3 44 N.Y. Giants Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICE „ Suspended Oakland RHP Oscar Tovar (Vermont-NYP) 50 games and Pittsburgh RHP Cristian Charle (DSL Pirates 2) and San Diego RHP Heriberto Sosa (DSL Padres) 72 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.American LeagueDETROIT TIGERS „ Signed LHPs Liarvis Breto, Eudis Idrogo and Caleb Thielbar; RHPs Johan Belisario, Christian Binford, Anthony Castro, Jose Cisnero, Fernando Perez and Andrew Schwaab; C Chace Numata; and INFs Harold Castro and Pete Kozma to minor league contracts. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Announced the retirement of C Joe Mauer.National LeagueNEW YORK METS „ Announced special assistant to the general manager J.P. Ricciardi has mutually agreed to part ways with the club. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Signed RHP Jose Guaramaco to a minor league contract.Can-Am LeagueTROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Exercised their 2019 option on OF Javier Herrera.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueINDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Wwaived WR Steve Ishmael and RB Robert Turbin. Activated DL Tyquan Lewis from injured reserve. Signed LB Skai Moore from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Waived LB Martrell Spaight. Signed G Isaac Asiata from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Released RB Josh Ferguson from the practice squad. Signed WR Damoun Patterson to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived C Casey Dunn. Signed LB Cassanova McKinzy from the practice squad.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed DB Jalen Spencer, WRs Tyler Batson and Miles Shuler, RBs Shaquille Cooper and Jordan Robinson and DL Jamar King, Kelcy Quarles and Shaquille Riddick.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Reassigned C Sam Carrick and D Andy Welinski to San Diego (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE „ Recalled F Travis Barron from Utah (ECHL) to Colorado (AHL). DALLAS STARS „ Placed D John Klingberg and RW Alexander Radulov on injured reserve, Radulov retroactive to Oct. 30. Recalled D Joel Hanley from Texas (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Assigned G Eddie Lack to Binghamton (AHL). Activated F Jesper Bratt from injured reserve. WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Recalled D Aaron Ness and Jonas Siegenthaler from Hershey (AHL).American Hockey LeagueCOLORADO EAGLES „ Recalled F Caleb Herbert from Utah (ECHL). ROCKFORD ICEHOGS „ Assigned D Neil Manning and Josh McArdle and F Radovan Bondra to Indy (ECHL).ECHLALLEN AMERICANS „ Traded F Jordy Stallard to Indy for the rights to D Garrett Clarke. KALAMAZOO WINGS „ Released F Eric Ylitalo. WICHITA THUNDER „ Released F Colin Jacobs. Signed D Kyle Chatham. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Added G Jason San Antonio as emergency backup.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA SWIMMING „ Named Simone Manuel and Ryan Murphy ambassadors of the USA Swimming Foundation.COLLEGESNCAA „ Placed BYUs mens basketball program on two-year probation, including 47 vacated wins, for improper bene“ ts involving G Nick Emery.

PAGE 13 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 B3By Charles OdumAssociated PressATLANTA „ Georgia Tech players have not for-gotten a last-second loss at Miami last season. "I think it was kind of the turning point of our season last year," said Yellow Jack-ets quarterback TaQuon Marshall.The Hurricanes' 25-24 win last year helped Miami win the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Divi-sion while Georgia Tech fell short of a bowl bid for the second time in three years.Tonight's game (7 p.m., ESPN) could be similarly important for each team.Georgia Tech (5-4, 3-3 ACC) will try to extend its two-game winning streak when it faces struggling Miami (5-4, 2-3), which has lost three straight. The Yellow Jackets, who have enjoyed a sharp increase in forced turnovers, have won four of five following a 1-3 start. One year ago, Darrell Langham's 28-yard catch on a tipped ball on fourth down set up Michael Badgley's 24-yard field goal with 4 seconds left for the Hurricanes.It's a bitter memory for the Yellow Jackets."We've been waiting on this one," said quarterback Tobias Oliver. "It's one we had marked on our calen-dars. We've definitely been looking forward to it."Each team has been alternating quarterbacks. Miami coach Mark Richt announced Thursday he will start redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry over senior Malik Rosier for the second time this season."I think both Malik and N'Kosi practiced well," Richt said. "I think both competed well. We're just making the decision based on what we think gives us the best shot."Marshall, a senior, may keep the starting job for coach Paul Johnson. Oliver, a redshirt freshman, has seen his playing time increase, including in last week's 38-28 win at North Carolina.Marshall said he's confident Johnson "is going to put the team in the best position to win.""Ultimately that's what we're all here for," Mar-shall said. "We want to win games and we want to get back to a bowl game."Here are some more things to know about the Miami-Georgia Tech game:LOVING ATLANTARicht is right at home when facing off against Georgia Tech. He's a perfect 14-0 as a coach at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the Yellow Jackets' home field. Florida State was 5-0 there when Richt was an assistant for the Seminoles, Georgia was 8-0 there when he was the Bulldogs' head coach and Miami won there in 2016. Richt was a Miami player in 1978 when the Hurricanes lost at Georgia Tech. STRENGTH VS. STRENGTHMiami ranks first in the ACC and second in the nation in total defense, allowing 264.7 yards per game. Georgia Tech leads the nation with its average of 377 yards rushing per game. Richt said it will be a challenge for his defense to contain the Yellow Jackets' option attack."Playing against them, for the last 10 years of my career, it is tough on an offense to be sitting there waiting, waiting, waiting for an opportunity, if it holds true to form," Richt said. "But our defense has played well against them in the past and I have a lot of faith and confidence in this week." DECLINING ACCURACYAn interesting trend with Perry: His accuracy has dipped as games go along. He completes 61.5 percent of his first-quarter passes, 59.5 percent in the second quarter, 55 percent in the third and 33.3 percent in the fourth. Of his 105 throws this season, 99 have come at home „ on the road, he's 3 for 6 with two interceptions. WHITEOUT GAMEThis will be Georgia Tech's annual Whiteout game, a tradition that began with its 2008 game against Miami. The Yellow Jack-ets have won three of their last four Whiteout games, including a 28-27 win over Miami in 2014. CHANGE THE SCRIPTMiami has called recent players-only meetings in an attempt to salvage the season. "Sometimes that works. Sometimes that's sort of Hollywood," Hurricanes defensive coor-dinator Manny Diaz said. "Ultimately that is what it comes down to „ the accountability falls first on us as coaches and sec-ondly it falls on those guys to play."Georgia Tech motivated by last-second loss to Miami in 17By Fred GoodallAssociated PressORLANDO „ No. 11 UCF, heavily favored to beat Navy (noon, ESPN2) to remain unbeaten and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 22 games, insists the Knights aren't paying attention to chatter about their chances of winding up in the College Football Playoff."We talk about it every day. ... Outside noise has no impact on what we are," coach Josh Heupel reiterated."We're only as good as our next performance. Saturday 12 o'clock vs. Navy is a huge test. I think our kids are excited about that. ... So let's focus on that," Heupel added. "However the season unfolds, I still believe if we go out and handle our business, things will shake out the way they're sup-posed to."The Knights (8-0, 5-0) dropped two spots in this week's Associated Press Top 25, even though they beat Temple 52-40 to extend their winning streak to an American Ath-letic Conference-record 21 consecutive games.UCF remained No. 12 in the latest CFP rank-ings, despite yielding 670 yards defensively and needing McKenzie Milton to rally the Knights from a halftime deficit to take sole possession of first place in the AAC East Division.Milton, returning from missing one game with an undisclosed injury, threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for a TD."He played champion-ship football. Found a way to help us go 1-0," Heupel said, repeating the familiar one-game-at-a-time refrain UCF routinely sings after victories."He is a guy that is a fierce competitor. He's battled through a lot of things this year, most of it unknown by the media until he wasn't able to go out and play," Heupel added, "He's a tough kid. I appreciate the heck out of him for that."Navy (2-7, 1-4) has lost six straight and is coming off a 42-0 loss at Cincin-nati, which re-joined UCF this week as the only AAC teams in the Top 25. The once-beaten, 25th-ranked Bearcats travel to Florida to face the Knights next Saturday. "It's going to be another tall order for us," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said.The Midshipmen are finishing a three-week stretch in which they will have played No. 3 Notre Dame, Cincinnati and UCF, who are a combined 25-1."It's uncharted waters for us," said Niumatalolo, who's taken Navy to bowl games nine of the past 11 seasons. "It obviously gets tougher every week."Some other things to know about the Knights and Midshipmen, who are meeting for only the second time: POTENT OFFENSEUCF ranks third nation-ally in total offense, averaging 548.8 yards and 45.4 points per game. The Knights have scored at least 30 points in 21 consecutive games, the longest such streak in the country.Milton, eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, has thrown for 2,109 yards, 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Greg McCrae is coming off rushing for 188 yards and one TD against Temple."They're pretty much unstoppable on offense," said Niumatalolo, whose defense is allowing 441.4 yards and 36.2 points per game. TRIPLE OPTIONNavy has one of the most productive running attacks in the nation, ranking third behind Georgia Teach and Army at 286.9 yards per game. The bad news is the Mid-shipmen are coming off being held to a season-low 124 yards on the ground in the loss to Cincinnati."We've never been beat like that," Niumatalolo said.Heupel said preparing to face a triple option scheme is a challenge, noting it's difficult to simulate Navy's offense in practice."It's tough because it's completely different than what we do offensively," the UCF coach said. "All our kids over there giving the looks have got to do a great job of buying into being different ... and understand the importance of the speed, the tempo, the looks that they're going to play with, whether it's their motions from their backs or what-ever it might be." ONE OF FOURUCF is one of four undefeated remaining in the FBS, along with Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame „ the top three teams in the AP and CFP rankings.No. 11 UCF focused on Navy, not playo pictureCentral Florida head coach Josh Heupel directs his team against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 21 in Orlando. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX, FILE] Miami quarterback NKosi Perry (5) runs as FIU defensive lineman Noah Curtis (90) pursues during a game on Sept. 22 in Miami Gardens. Perry will start over senior Malik Rosier for the second time this season when Miami plays Georgia Tech tonight. [AP PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY, FILE] Georgia Tech quarterback Tobias Oliver (8) tries to fend off Louisville linebacker Nick Okeke (97) during a game on Oct. 5 in Louisville, Ky. Georgia Tech may continue to alternate quarterbacks TaQuon Marshall and Oliver against Miami tonight. [AP PHOTO/TIMOTHY D. EASLEY, FILE]


B4 Saturday, November 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comChilders elaborated in a series of tweets early Friday morning in which he said SHR made the decision to move the spoiler after other teams shifted their decklids and spoilers to the right in the previous 1.5-mile race at Kansas Speedway. Childers said it was too late for the team to move the decklid for the Texas race.This year there isnt a number or officiating on the offset of the decklid and spoiler together on the car. And at Kansas we noticed people we were racing had the spoilers and decklids fur-ther to the right than ours. And it was too late to move the decklid over more,Ž Childers posted on Twitter.Additional posts claimed the downforce advantage was 4 counts. Thats 0.04% of the total downforce of the car. If you think 4 counts is the reason we won youre way wrong.ŽHe also said there were no hard feelings between NASCAR and SHR, which has all four of its drivers still eligible for the playoffs and has been the most dominant organization in NASCAR all season.Harvick leads the series with eight victories, but two were with illegal cars. His Las Vegas victory from earlier this year was disqualified, as was last weeks Texas win. That disqualification cost Harvick his automatic berth into next weekends championship race and Childers and car chief Robert Smith are suspended.Harvick is still mathematically in contention to advance into the final four and hes a nine-time winner at Phoenix, site of Sundays final championship-qualifying event. He won at Phoenix earlier this year.Harvick, the 2014 cham-pion, had no scheduled media availability at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix as of Friday morning. SHR has declined to make any team officials available for comment.But Joey Logano, the only driver already locked into next weeks title race, was not bothered by the accusations against Harvicks team. He also said hes not wondering if SHR, or others, have been cheating all year.Everyone pushes hard and its nothing new,Ž Logano said. We like making a big deal out of it, a big stink out of it, but hon-estly it is part of our sport. There are a lot more items on our cars than there is in football. As competitors we push to that edge and some-times we go a little over the edge and sometimes its all about the way you interpret the rulebook.Ž Logano missed the play-offs last year because his only victory of the season was disqualified when his car failed inspection. That infraction at Richmond in the ninth race of the season haunted Loganos team the entire season. NASCARFrom Page B1Burns (13.5 tackles for loss) and behemoth tackles Demarcus Christmas (6-4, 305), Fredrick Jones (6-2, 304), Marvin Wilson (6-5, 317) and Cory Durden (6-5, 290). The Seminoles have piled up 25 sacks."I don't think their offense is going to change much," Florida State coach Willie Taggart said. "They have a capable backup quarterback that's played a lot for them and won some games for them, too."Florida State has been vulner-able through the air, allowing 282.6 yards per game and Wimbush averaged just 196.3 yards per game while throwing for one score in the three victo-ries before he was replaced by Book, who averaged 301.8 yards and had 15 TD passes in the six victories."Brandon has handled it better than anybody else I know could have being put in that position," said senior wide receiver Miles Boykin, who leads the Irish with 40 receptions for 624 yards and seven touchdowns. "I haven't seen him hang his head once." TALE OF TWO QBsTaggart has a little quarterback dilemma of his own: whether to start junior Deondre Francois, who has completed nearly 61 percent of his passes for 2,039 yards and 13 touch-downs before leaving the 59-10 Clemson loss with a concussion, or sophomore James Blackman, who replaced Francois and threw for 421 yards and four touchdowns in Florida State's 47-28 loss at North Carolina State."We'll see on Saturday," Tag-gart said.Francois, who has been receiving most of the snaps with the No. 1 unit during the open portions of the team's morning practices this week, believes it will be him."I'm still the No. 1 guy „ coach Taggart continues to make that clear," Francois said. "James understands that, but James is always ready to go if anything happens to me." BABY, IT'S (GOING TO BE) COLD OUTSIDEThe Seminoles, who have been practicing in summerlike conditions, may see snow upon their arrival in South Bend, where the wind chill for tonight's kickoff is expected to be 23 degrees."I've been through tougher times than this," said the 6-foot-5, 181-pound Blackman, who has been through hurri-canes in his native Florida. "Ah, man, it's football. I ain't going to let the weather get to us.""I've played in some pretty cold games," said middle linebacker Dontavious Jackson, who played high school ball near Houston. "Never played in the snow „ I'm looking forward to it. People think we're not because we're Southern boys, but I'm actually looking forward to it. GAME OF THE CENTURYFlorida State holds a 6-2 edge (and has won the last three) in the series that has seen six games decided by seven points or less. Perhaps the best of the bunch came on Nov. 13, 1993, when Lou Holtz's second-ranked Irish were a touchdown underdog at home against Bobby Bowden's top-ranked Seminoles. In that "Game of the Century," the Irish took a 31-17 lead late into the fourth quarter before eventual Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward mounted a late comeback. The quarterback connected with Kez McCorvey on a fourth-and-20 play for a touchdown with 1:39 remaining.After the Irish went threeand-out, Ward got his team to the 14 with three seconds remaining. But Shawn Wooden, playing with a torn knee ligament, knocked down Ward's pass in the end zone to preserve Notre Dame's 31-24 victory. The No. 1 Irish lost 41-39 to Boston College the following week, clearing the way for the Seminoles to earn their first national title with an 18-16 victory over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. FSUFrom Page B1Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches players warm up before a game against Georgia on Oct. 27 in Jacksonville. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX, FILE] more," said tight end R.J. Raymond, who delivered a passionate speech to teammates after the latest loss. "You got to play for yourself. You got to play to win the game. You got to play for everybody else that's been on this team before. And that's really just kind of the message I gave and that you got to play for pride."If you don't want to go out there and win the game, I don't really know what is wrong with you."South Carolina has won three of its last four games, all of them decided by four points or less.The Gamecocks erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter at Mississippi to win consecutive games for the first time in 2018. If they make it three in a row today, it would give Muschamp a second straight victory against his former team."I've got nothing but great memories of Florida," said Muschamp, who grew up in Gainesville and coached Flor-ida for four seasons (2011-14). "Obviously, you don't win enough games, they fire you. That's part of our profession. There are no hard feelings. That's just the way things go in that situation. I've got a great opportunity at South Carolina. I'm glad I'm a Gamecock."Here are some other things to know about South Caro-lina and Florida: MUSCHAMP MEMORIESThere are six current Florida holdovers from Mus-champ's tenure. Defensive tackle Khairi Clark, offensive lineman Kavaris Harkless, tight end C'yontai Lewis, kicker Jorge Powell, tight end R.J. Raymond and tight end Moral Stephens all signed with the Gators before Mus-champ's final season in 2014.South Carolina has several other coaches who also worked at Florida, including linebackers coach Mike Peterson and defensive coor-dinator Travaris Robinson."It's going to be fun seeing all those guys (and) for the last time playing against them," Raymond said.Muschamp went 18-8 at Florida Field during his tenure, including losing six of his final eight. Throw in a 20-7 loss to the Gators in 2016, and Muschamp has dropped seven of his last nine in the Swamp. SWAMP SETBACKFlorida coach Dan Mullen has as many losses at the Swamp this season as he did during his first stint in Gainesville. The Gators are 3-2 at home. Mullen went 25-2 at Florida Field as the team's offensive coordina-tor (2005-09).Florida played in front of its smallest announced home crowd (80,017) since 1990 last week against Missouri, eliciting this message from Mullen:"When we sell out the stadium, we win a champion-ship," Mullen said. "It doesn't go the other way. It's not we win, you sell out. You sell out, you win. Go watch teams that have built programs. That's how it works." SERIES SHIFTSouth Carolina has won five of the last eight in the series „ all with former Florida coaches at the helm „ after losing 18 of the previous 19 meetings. GATORSFrom Page B1Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush looks to throw against Vanderbilt on Sept. 15 in South Bend, Ind. [AP PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH, FILE] Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) passes against Miami on Oct. 6 in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY] Wildwood 28, Frostproof 27A year ago the Wildwood Wildcats showed they were back on track with a perfect regular season.On Friday night in Frostproof, Wildwood took the programs comeback to another level.The Wildcats scored a touch-down with 56.1 seconds left and added a crucial 2-point conver-sion to down Frostproof 28-27 in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs.Last season Frostproof knocked the Wildcats out of the playoffs with a first-round win in Wildwood. This year it was time for payback.Wildwood, the sixth seed in Region 4, now advances to play second-seeded Pahokee next Friday. Wildwood improves to 6-5 on the year while Frost-proof, seeded third in the region, ends its season at 6-5.Wildwoods late score gave the Wildcats a 28-21 lead, but Frostproof answered with a score of its own before going for the win with a 2-point try. Wildwoods defense held.The two teams traded touch-downs in the first two quarters to leave it at 14-14 at the half. Frostproof scored the only points of the third quarter to take a 21-14 lead before Wildwood answered in the fourth quarter, only to miss the extra point and trail 21-20.But the late score proved to be all Wildwood needed to advance in the playoffs. Armwood 54, South Lake 0South Lake overcame plenty of adversity to reach the playoffs this year, but the Eagles couldnt overcome some costly turnovers and a second-quarter scoring barrage from Armwood in the opening round of the playoffs on Friday night in Seffner. The Hawks racked up six touchdowns in the second quarter while building a 47-0 lead at the half, with those six scores coming in the span of just nine minutes and six seconds.The end result was a 54-0 loss for South Lake. Three of the scores for Arm-wood came on pick-sixes as South Lake couldnt get its usu-ally potent passing game going, especially because it was miss-ing top receiver Joey Pendarvis.Im so proud of this team and what they did this year,Ž South Lake coach Mark Woolum said. They overcame one obstacle after another and kept believing in themselves and having fun. Our goal was to make the playoffs and we did that. We just got matched up with one of the better teams in the state in the first round.ŽSouth Lake, seeded seventh in Class 6A-Region 2 and the only Lake County school to make the FHSAA playoffs, finishes its season with a 6-5 record. Arm-wood, the second seed in the region, advances to the region semifinal with a 10-1 record and a 10-game winning streak.We enjoyed the moment this week,Ž Woolum said. Weve made the playoffs three of the last six years and its been a long time since South Lake did some-thing like that.ŽAfter taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Hawks hung a 40-point second quarter on South Lake. Tavaris Thomas had two of the three pick-sixes for the Hawks in the quarter.They were breaking on the ball and making good plays,Ž Woolum said. We were playing shorthanded without Pendarvis and we werent as good as we have been.ŽArmwood scored the only points of the second half with a touchdown in the third quarter for the final margin.HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFSWildwood wins, South Lake falls in rst round In the second, the Dunnellon defense stiffened and held the Raiders in check. Meanwhile, the Tigers offense added a fourth touchdown on a 1-yard run by Kelvin Stocker.Dunnellon had to chance to pile on another score late in the first half, but a fumble on 3-yard line gave South Sumter the ball and chance to stay within three touchdowns heading into intermission.In the second half, the Raid-ers tried to go fast on offense to try and make up for their 27-6 halftime deficit, but couldnt pass well enough to keep Dun-nellon from stacking the box and shutting down the run.Meanwhile, the Tigers used their superior size and athleti-cism to add a pair of scores in the third quarter. When Caballero scored on a 74-yard dash with 3 minutes, 42 seconds remain-ing in the period, a running clock kicked in for the remainder of the game.South Sumter added a final score in the fourth quarter when Garhett Miller blasted in from 6 yards out to close out the scoring.Dunnellon finished with 456 yards of total offense. The Tigers amassed 327 yards on the ground and quarterback Trent Townsend completed 7 of 14 passes for 129 yards.Caballero led the ground attack 147 yards on 13 carries.The Raiders generated 162 yards of total offense … 121 rush-ing and 40 passing.Miller completed 3 of 11 passes with an interception. Sharp led the running game with 58 yards. TIGERSFrom Page B1

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Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row. Auto sales in China fell in October for the fourth month in a row and are down 13 percent from a year ago, the latest sign its economy is under pressure. Concerns about Chinas economy and its trade dispute with the U.S. contributed to the global stock market skid in October. The stocks that fared the worst during that time included tech and internet compa-nies and retailers, which all took sharp losses Friday.China has played such a critical role in driving global growth,Ž said Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist for Invesco. (Investors) are having concerns that these tariff wars are essentially going to kick China when its down.ŽU.S. crude oil slipped 0.8 percent to extend its losing streak. Its fallen for five weeks in a row and tumbled 21 percent since Oct. 3. Energy companies have suffered steep losses during that time.Weak forecasts from companies including video game company Activision Blizzard and chipmaker Skyworks Solutions also contrib-uted to Fridays decline.The S&P 500 index dropped 25.82 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,781.01. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 201.92 points, or 0.8 percent, to 25,989.30.The Nasdaq compos-ite sank 123.98 points, or 1.6 percent, to 7,406.90. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 28.72 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,549.49.Stocks skid as tech falls; oil plunge continues President Donald Trump, ” anked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen March 24, 2017, in the Oval Of“ ce of the White House in Washington during the announcing of the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the projects potential environmental impact. [EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Matthew DalyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ In a setback for the Trump admin-istration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to conduct a new environmental review.Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S. district judge in Montana, while President Donald Trump called it a political decisionŽ and a disgrace.ŽThe 1,184-mile pipeline would begin in Alberta and shuttle as much as 830,000 barrels a day of crude through a half dozen states to termi-nals on the Gulf Coast.Trump has touted the $8 billion pipeline as part of his pledge to achieve North American energy dominanceŽ and has contrasted his administrations quick approval of the project with years of delay under President Barack Obama.The Trump administration has not said whether it would appeal the new ruling. The State Department said it was reviewing the decision, but declined further comment, citing ongoing litigation.The pipeline was first proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada in 2008. It has become the focal point of a decade-long dispute that pits Democrats, environmental groups and Native American tribes who warn of pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions against business groups and Republicans who cheer the projects jobs and potential energy production.U.S. District Judge Brian Morris put a hold on the proj-ect late Thursday, ruling that the State Department had not fully considered potential oil spills and other impacts as required by federal law. He ordered the department to complete a new review that addresses issues that have emerged since the last environmental review was completed in 2014.New topics include the cumulative effects on green-house gas emissions of Keystone XL and a related pipeline that brings oil from Canada; the effects of cur-rent oil prices on the pipelines viability; updated modeling of potential oil spills; and the projects effect on cultural resources of native tribes and other groups along the pipe-lines route. The review could take up to a year to complete.Environmentalists and Native American groups had sued to stop the project, citing property rights and possible spills.Becky Mitchell, chair-woman of the Northern Plains Resource Council, a plaintiff in the case, said her organiza-tion is thrilled with the ruling.This decision sends Trans-Canada back to the drawing board,Ž Mitchell said, calling the ruling the results of grassroots democracy in action, winning for water and people.ŽTransCanada said in a state-ment that it was reviewing the judges 54-page deci-sion. We remain committed to building this important energy infrastructure proj-ect,Ž TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha said.Environmental groups declared victory and predicted the long-delayed project will never be built.The court ruling makes it clear once and for all that its time for TransCanada to give up on their Keystone XL pipe dream,Ž said Doug Hayes, a senior attorney with the Sierra Club, the nations largest environmental group.The fight over the project has spanned several presiden-cies and involved standoffs between protesters and law enforcement.After years of legal wran-gling, Obama rejected a permit for the pipeline in 2015. The company responded by seek-ing $15 billion in damages.Trump signed executive actions to again advance construction of the project in 2017.TransCanada had recently announced plans to start construction next year, after a State Department review ordered by Morris concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be miti-gated. Morris said that review was inadequate.TransCanada has promised continuous monitoring and says automatic shut-off valves would help officials quickly identify a leak or rupture.Tom Goldtooth, executive director for the Indigenous Environmental Network, a Minnesota-based advocacy group that also is a plaintiff in the case, said the ruling was a win for tribes, water and for the sacredness of Mother Earth.ŽHe called the pipeline the enemy of the people, the cli-mate and life as we know it. It must be stopped.ŽPipeline setbackMARKET WATCHDow 25,989.30 201.92 Nasdaq 7,406.90 123.98 S&P 2,781.01 25.82 Russell 1,549.49 28.72 NYSE 12,537.52 84.52COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,206.40 16.50 Silver 14.103 .283 Platinum 856.00 14.30 Copper 2.6865 .0505 Oil 60.19 0.48 World markets How key international stock markets performed: Amsterdam AEX 0.2% 528.48 529.55 Brussels BEL20 0.1% 3,552.23 3,556.31 Frankfurt DAX 0.0% 11,527.32 11,529.16 Hong Kong Hang Seng -2.4% 26,227.72 25,601.92 London FTSE 100 -0.5% 7,140.68 7,105.34 Milan FTSE MIB -0.9% 19,429.14 19,258.11 Paris CAC40 -0.5% 5,131.45 5,106.75 Sydney ASX All Ordinaries -0.1% 6,015.90 6,011.00 Tokyo Nikkei -1.1% 22,486.92 22,250.25 Zurich Swiss Market Index -0.2% 9,094.90 9,074.03 % change Previous close Todays close MARKET MOVERS€ Yelp Inc., down $11.57 to $31.93: The online reviews companys revenue and forecasts fell far short of Wall Street forecasts. € Walt Disney Co., up $2 to $118: The entertainment company disclosed a larger-than-expected pro“ t as its movies performed well at the box of“ ce.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONWholesale prices jump, but pressures look tameLed by costlier gas, food, and chemicals, U.S. wholesale prices surged 0.6 percent in October, the biggest month-tomonth rise in six years. Yet excluding items that tend to fluctuate sharply from month to month, inflation pressures remain tame.The jump in the pro-ducer price index, which measures prices before they reach consumers, followed a smaller 0.2 percent increase in Sep-tember. Compared with 12 months earlier, pro-ducer prices rose a sharp 2.9 percent in October.But when food, energy and other volatile categories are excluded, so-called core wholesale prices rose only a modest 0.2 percent in October and 2.8 percent from a year earlier. BEIJINGChina auto sales fall in Oct., deepening slumpChinas auto sales sank for a fourth month in October as an unexpect-edly painful slump in the global industrys biggest market deepened.Purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans contracted 13 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million units, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers reported Friday.Auto demand had been forecast to weaken after Beijing clamped down on bank lending late last year to cool a debt boom. But the slump is sharper than expected, prompting expectations regulators might try to prop up sales with tax cuts or other incentives. The Associated Press Montana judge orders environmental review of Keystone XL project


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PAGE 21 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 C1 DECORACCENT ON LUXURYAccessories bring a sense of purpose into a space and can transform a room into an elevated experience. Brizo recommends choosing accessories featuring a variance of shapes, sizes, colors and textures for visual and spatial equilibrium. Find the perfect blend of tones and textures by sourcing contrasting but complementary accessories. Contrast an industrial co ee table with an acacia wooden bowl, or a sleek, modern shelf with coarsely textured relics. DOOR HARDWARECHOOSING A LOCK Before shopping for a new door lock, consider the following: € How much security do you need? € Will the door be used frequently? € Will the protective aesthetic nish be exposed to the elements? It is also important to check the locks rating. Once a lock or deadbolt is tested to ANSI/ BHMA standards for security, durability and nish, it is given a rating of Good (C), Better (B) or Best (A) in each area based on its performance during testing. PEST CONTROLPEST-FREE CHIMNEYAccording to Terminix, installing a chimney cap can help keep birds, raccoons and other large pests out. With pests like rats and mice, focus on sealing smaller entry points, as a rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter. It can be di cult to spot these access points from the ground, so have a professional inspect your roof and chimney for possible holes. „ Brandpoint By Betty Montgomery More Content NowThe weather is becoming cooler with less humidity, and it is a great time to be outdoors. Now is a perfect time to add a new tree, a grouping of shrubs or relocate plants that you have wanted to move. In the spring most of us get energized to plant because the nurseries are full of new plant material and we are like butterflies coming out of cocoons, ready to get outdoors. But we cant forget the planting that can happen in the fall; we will reap the benefits in the spring. Trees and shrubs that are planted in the fall have time to get established and because the ground is still warm without the stress of summer heat, the plants adjust better. With lower temperatures this time of year, not as much water is needed for plants to do well. The soil is still quite warm, so the roots send out small feeder roots that help the plant get establish. These new feeder roots, having time to get established before the hot summer, will put less stress on the plants. I start planting in late October, November and December. I try to be done with planting before the really cold days of winter are here. Now before you get started, make sure you have the right plant for the location you have chosen. Do you get morning sun, afternoon sun or all day sun? For most trees, full sun or half day sun is good, but you will need to pay close attention to shrubs and their needs. And, I hate to tell you, but many plants are grown in Oregon or Washington, and the tag might say full sun, but if you live in the sunny South you might need some afternoon shade to give the plant some rest. I grow a lot of hydrangeas. Some varieties of hydrangeas take full sun and some need shade. Macrophylla hydrangeas, the blue and pink kind, do not do well getting afternoon sun where I live. We are just too hot. Look around your neighborhood and talk to the experts at your garden centers to see what is recommended in your area for certain plants. Your county extension office, which is an extension of an agricultural department of a university, can be a good source of information, too. The soil you plant in is very important. Do you have sand, clay or good black dirt? I stopped by my sons house today when some planting was being done in their front yard. I took the shovel and dug a little to show my son how horrible the soil was in the location where plants were about to be planted. The soil in this location needed to be amended with some organic material; leaves, compost, or rotten sawdust, something to make the soil workable. You cannot plant shrubs in 100 percent red clay (what bricks are made of) and expect plants to live. Roots need oxygen to stay healthy and to do their job of gathering water and nutrients for the plant. Sandy soil is another matter. I grew up in the Sandhills of North Carolina, and when people wanted a really pretty garden, they added clay. Water runs right through sand and they have the opposite problem, they need clay, peat moss or organic matter to hold some moisture in. Another mistake is planting plants too deep. Some experts argue that you should not amend the soil because too often people work the soil below a plant. When the soil settles, the plant sinks and becomes too low. This can be a big problem. Plants will live four or five years and then die. The answer to this is one of two things; do not work the soil deeper than you are going to plant, or plant the plant high, knowing it will settle and will be ground level in a few years. Think about when so meone is buried in a cemetery, they mound the dirt up and over time, the dirt settles and is ground level. Be sure to water your plant well when you plant. If you think you have given it enough water, then water it a little more to make sure it has enough. This will help get out any air pockets around the roots and help the plant settle in. Water is vitally important when planting; so if a dry fall is present, do not forget to water once a week.Fall is the timeplantingfor BIGSTOCK Planting datesTo “ nd out when your towns frost dates are, visit: gardening/frostdates HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWhen a home designer or architect takes your dream of a custom home and puts pen to paper, it is a thrilling process that can sometimes be overwhelming for an inexperienced homeowner. Custom builders who are eager to please will be eager to grant every wish and moderate disagreements between spouses and others with differing opinions. Although it is a process that is poised to make the current homeowner happy, it could turn into a future nightmare when the home is sold. For most clients of custom home builders, their new custom home will be their forever homeŽ and the vast majority will declare, This is the last home I will ever build.Ž Then life happens „ death, divorce, financial misfortune or medical calamities can make that forever home just another house for sale on the market. That's when poor decisions in designing and building a custom home are discovered. Large custom homes with open spaces for socializing or big home theaters offer a huge wow factor for a wealthy single couple without children. However, trying to sell a home like this with few bedrooms and bathrooms is trouble for realtors. Custom homes with beautiful staircases and high vaulted ceilings are good for families, but more difficult to sell in a market where retirees dominate the home buying activity. Twostory homes are not popular among older homebuyers who struggle with knee and hip issues. A custom home should reflect what the client wants, but the client should weigh their wants versus the need to sell at a later day. In too many cases, wants substantially outweigh the concern for a future home sale. The best way to avoid this from happening is to hire a custom builder who will speak freely about design concerns. Even better, hire a trusted interior design specialist who understands how to balance AROUND THE HOUSEYour dream home can turn into a nightmare laterRemember, when building a custom home, build what you want „ as long as you can sell it later. [MIKE LANG/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Don MagruderSee HOME, C3


C2 Saturday, November 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Nicole AnziaThe Washington PostProduct manuals for appliances and other major household devices are a little bit like martini glasses. You never use them, but the minute you get rid of them, you realize you need them. So although some people choose to dispose of the hard copies and find their manuals online when necessary, the majority of my clients still prefer to keep the original hard copy they received with the purchase of their air conditioner, refrigerator or stove. No matter which method you prefer, here are ideas for keeping the information organized. How to organize hard copies Before tossing a jumble of information into a file, sort through the paperwork that comes with your purchase. Keep the manual and warranty, and recycle all extraneous information. Also, write the purchase date and vendor on the front of the manual before filing it. The files will be bulky, and youre not going to access them frequently, so they dont need to be stored with your other household files. Instead, Kacy Paide, owner of the Inspired Office, recommends keeping them in a secondary filing cabinet or in a clearly labeled box on a shelf in a closet or in the basement. For some reason, binders with clear pockets have become a go-to tool for organizing product information. But Paide does not recommend going to all the trouble unless youre already successfully using binders to organize other paperwork. It can be overkill,Ž she says, and you still have to find a place to keep the big binders. Regardless of how you choose to organize your information, just taking the time to do it will prove useful not only when repairs are needed but also if you sell your home. What to keep, what to toss Lets be reasonable: It is not necessary to keep the paperwork that comes with a product such as a fan, hair dryer or coffee pot. If the item has an on/off switch and you know how it works, toss the paperwork. Manuals and warranties for bigger appliances such as your dishwasher, dryer, air conditioner and hot-water heater can be stored in labeled files and organized by category. Categories might include Technology,Ž Kitchen,Ž HVAC,Ž OutdoorŽ and Miscellaneous Small Appliances.Ž Use category names that make sense to you, and keep your files current by throwing away old documents when an appliance is replaced. If you are on the fence about items that fall in between something such as a fan and a major appliance, think about how often you might need the manual. For instance, you might want to keep a bike manual for occasional reference. It also may make sense to keep the manual for a kitchen appliance that you use only once or twice a year. Appliance on the fritz? How to nd the le on thatThe holidays can be a joyous time with numerous festivities and gatherings of family and friends, but they can also be stressful. You may feel the pressure of buying gifts, decorating, cooking and cleaning. Sometimes it might seem like you don't have enough time to get everything done or that engaging in the festivities comes with a cost. Money tends to be the biggest stressor during the holidays. In order to avoid going into debt during the holidays, try to make a budget and stick to it. Dont buy gifts that will take you the rest of the year to pay off. Homemade gifts are not only a great way to save money, but also a great way to customize and showcase your love. Gifts from your kitchen and garden are a great place to start. Try putting together a basket of fresh fruits and vegetables, creating a collection of salt-free seasonings of herbs and spices from your garden or making decorative jars of homemade soup and cornbread mixes. There are options for every budget. The presentation of the gift is just as important as the homemade gift itself. Look for jars or containers that can be repurposed. If youre artistic, try decorating the container for a more personal touch „ include a printed recipe or use a pretty ribbon to tie in a candy cane or a cute spoon or spreader to your mixes, jams or jellies. Display baked goods on a holiday-themed plate and try attaching some cookie cutters. Last year, I made a hot cocoa mix, placed it in a mason jar and gifted it to the volunteers at work. Instead of using a mason jar, try putting cocoa mix into a coffee cup. Quick, easy and budget friendly, I saved quite a bit of money by making it at home. A similar storebought gift would have cost $10 or more, while it cost me less than $3 to make it at home. Follow the below recipe from the University of Illinois Extension in order to create your own hot cocoa mix at home. Dont forget to include the recipe. Still looking for more inexpensive gift ideas that will be appreciated and wont break the budget? Join us on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Extension Center for the Gifts from the Kitchen and Garden program. Have fun and reduce holiday stress by making inexpensive gifts that your family and friends will love from the kitchen and garden. The cost of the class is $25. Please register online at https://UFRootsUp. or call us at 352-343-4101. „„„HOT COCOA MIX Ingredients: 1 cup nondairy creamer 1 cup nonfat dry milk cup unsweetened cocoa 1 cup sugar Directions: Mix ingredients and store in airtight container. To serve: Spoon 3 heaping tablespoons of the mix into a mug. Add cups boiling water. Stir. Variations: Raspberry „ add 1 teaspoon unsweetened raspberry drink mix Mocha „ add cup instant coffee Mexican „ add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Sugar free „ substitute 15 envelopes sugar substitute for 1 cup sugarMia Wilchcombe is the Family and Consumer Science Agent for the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center.FROM THE EXTENSIONHomemade gifts to warm the heartHomemade cocoa in a hand-decorated jar makes a heartwarming gift without breaking the bank. [SUBMITTED] Mia Wilchcombe

PAGE 23 | Saturday, November 10, 2018 C3By Roy FurchgottThe Washington PostWashington and secrets go together hand in glove. Or maybe its more like cloak and dagger. It should be no surprise then that the D.C. area is one of the hot spots energizing the nations growing demand for secret doors „ panels, bookcases, mirrors or artwork „ that swing open to reveal a passage to another room. The obvious purpose of a hidden door is for security „ to conceal a safe room or valuables. But as pre-built, ready-to-install doors become more widely available, people are adding them for aesthetics, for fun or maybe because they watched too much Scooby-Doo.Ž For D.C. resident Nicole Buell, a bookcase that concealed a doorway solved a design problem. In her 540-square-foot condo, the doors to the only bathroom were in her bedroom and the living area. The living area door left too little room for pictures or bookcases. It just wasnt a good use of space,Ž Buell said. Walling over the door was an option, but,Ž she said, I didnt want guests to have to go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom.Ž The solution began with door hinges bought from Secret Doorways, a company in Sunbury, Ohio, owned by a cousin. With the help of her father, she constructed shelves and mounted them on the ball bearing hinges to create a bookcase that swings open to reveal the loo. Its fun to surprise my guests when they visit,Ž she said. Now secret doors are going mainstream. It has become more of a trend than we expected,Ž said Jeff Watchko, the interior door buyer for Home Depot. Three years ago, Home Depot began to offer, online, pre-hung bookcase-doors from Murphy Door in Ogden, Utah. The overall draw to the site was more than we expected,Ž Watchko said. Its very popular on the East Coast and anywhere there is a large metropolitan area.Ž The Murphy doors can come pre-hung „ already mounted in a frame „ in standard door sizes, so its a simple matter to install one in a doorway. Watchko said the popularity of the secret doors „ which range from $850 to $1,750, depending on size and finish „ has prompted Home Depot to introduce displays of them in several cities. We are looking at rolling out a pilot program in select stores,Ž he said. It will be the first time people can walk into a store and touch and feel a Murphy door.Ž Julie Patrick of Alexandria, Virginia, added a Murphy door to the condominium unit she purchased almost a year ago. The building was constructed in 1939, and her unit had closets so small that you had to turn jackets in sideways to get them in,Ž she said. But a tiny hallway closet backed up to her bedroom closet. Opening the wall between the two gave her a closet big enough that in a pinch,Ž she could dress in it. She could have closed off the hallway closet entrance, but after seeing bookcase-doors on Pinterest, I realized this is something people do. I could do this,Ž she said. It was really just for the coolness factor that I did it.Ž She didnt purchase through Home Depot, she said, because her closet door was not a standard size. I realized what I needed required a special order,Ž she said. The range they can do in their customization is amazing.Ž She was sent wood samples to choose from. Customer service helped with design „ whether to get shelves or shelves and cabinets (she went with just shelves). When the completed door arrived, the hardest thing was to take it off the pallet,Ž she said. It was ready to go in.Ž The result is a 24-inch bookcase-door. Its small,Ž she said, so you have to think skinny thoughts to get through.Ž Leigha Basini of Lorton, Virginia, decided to save on a Murphy door by purchasing it in a kit, which arrived ready for her contractor to construct. Kit doors save $200 on assembly and $125 on shipping, said Jeremy Barker, chief executive of Murphy Door. We were redoing our master bathroom and closet, and I dont know where I saw hidden doors, but I was a big mystery reader as a child, and when I saw we could have a hidden door, I wanted one,Ž Basini said. It was probably three-quarters fun, one-quarter storage.Ž Basinis contractor assembled and installed the door while she was at work. I was shocked, because I just came home and there it was,Ž she said. The shelves on the bathroom side swing open to reveal a walk-in closet. That is exactly what I wanted. It brought me back to my childhood, wanting a secret room, and I loved it,Ž she said. The shelves hold nonbreakables, such as tissue and cotton balls. Items that might roll off are in baskets, and Basini also bought some putty to secure items as required. I havent needed it,Ž she said of the putty. I just have to remember not to push the door open too forcefully.Ž She has shown the passageway only to select friends. It is, after all, in the master bath. Everyone said they think its unique,Ž she said, but I dont know if anyone would tell me to my face that its stupid.ŽConcealed doorways are the latest trend in home designWith the help of her father, Nicole Buell built a secret door that opens to a bathroom in her condo. [BILL OLEARY/THE WASHINGTON POST]wants versus needs. Dont be afraid to consult a realtor and ask the question, Will the design of my custom home be hard to sell?Ž Here are some basic resell aspects to consider when designing a custom home: € Does my home design fit the homes and potential buyers that are nearby? € Do I have the proportionate number of bedrooms and bathrooms for the home I am designing? € Do I encourage other ideas, or am I so demanding that the professionals around me are just saying yes? € Do I fully understand and accept that one day I may have to sell my forever home? € Are the design and specialty areas in my home so unique to me that no one else will have a use for them? Clients for custom homes would be wise to review home plans for projects similar in nature, which are being constructed in your area. Do not compare your designs to plans for homes in other areas, which may require snow loads or specific building methods. Trying to build a home designed for Montana is typically a budget buster and sell-challenger later. When building a custom home, build what you want „ as long as you can sell it later. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. HOMEFrom Page C1




DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, "Amelia." We did everything together, and Amelia even ew back here to visit my family when school ended and I had to go home. It has now been a few months since I've seen her, and so much has changed. She doesn't make time to text or call me hardly ever, and when she does, it's always a quick conversation. Because of the time difference and our schedules, I get that it's difcult, but shouldn't she make some time for her best friend? Amelia and I were as close as sisters, and I can't stand the thought of losing her. I have already called her out a few times, and we are good for a few days, but then she goes right back to pretending like I don't exist. I'd rather not call her out again. Any thoughts? -FARAWAY FRIEND IN MARYLAND DEAR FRIEND: Rather than "call her out," it's time to lighten up. Stop trying to make Amelia feel guilty for not giving you the attention she was able to when you were geographically closer. If there's one thing I have learned about friendships, it's that they tend to ebb and ow. Because you now live apart, concentrate on building other relationships with people close by. This doesn't mean you can't remain friendly with Amelia; it simply means you are expecting more from her than she's able to give you. DEAR ABBY: The holidays are approaching, and with them a problem. I recently moved back to my hometown after being away for many years, and I was eagerly looking forward to spending the holidays with my daughter. She has just informed me that she's joining a religion that doesn't celebrate holidays, not even Thanksgiving or birthdays. I would never stand in the way of her chosen path, but I'd still like to be able to include her in family get-togethers. I just don't know how. Any suggestions? -MISSING HER ALREADY DEAR MISSING HER: Although you will no longer be able to celebrate the holidays with your daughter, you and the rest of the family can still see her and socialize. Talk to her about it and let her set the ground rules. As long as you are respectful, I'm sure she will be glad to give you suggestions about what you CAN do together.DEAR ABBY: Early this year my son was killed in an accident. A few weeks later I became ill and was hospitalized. My son's widow looked after me all those weeks. She was known at the hospital by her name and also as my daughter-in-law. One of my doctors, standing close to her and right next to my bed, asked for and was granted permission to ask her a personal question -"What happened to your husband?" Was it insensitive of him to ask that in my presence? -UNSURE IN OKLAHOMA DEAR UNSURE: Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. The doctor asked for permission to inquire about something personal and it was granted. That said, if the doctor was aware that you had lost your son a short time ago and your daughter-in-law was a widow, the question could have been asked privately because death is often a subject that's painful to discuss when a person is grieving. 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 DIVERSIONS Time, distance cause fast friends to begin drifting apart TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2018:This year you will have the opportunity to exhibit a willingness to head down a different trail that leads to new adventures. If you are single, you could meet someone easily, perhaps when you are standing in line at the bank or waiting your turn at the cleaners. You will enjoy a nice and easy courtship. If you are attached, the two of you naturally relish being with each other. You seem to be able to talk about nearly any topic. Turn to CAPRICORN for practical advice.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Reach out to a loved one, possibly a child, to make some afternoon plans. Consider going ice skating and topping off the adventure with roasted chestnuts or hot chocolate. Keep your plans as traditional as possible. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) One-on-one relating helps warm up a relationship and creates a greater sense of trust and sensitivity. Others could become pushy and difcult. Just try to go with the ow. You certainly arent going to change anyone. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Defer to others who seem to have too many ideas. As a result, making plans could be difcult. Be logical when making choices. Out of frustration, you could decide to do something different with different people. Avoid pushing someone away. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could be out of sorts, no matter what someone does to make you smile. Even if you are not amused, be gracious and smile anyway. Refuse to cause a problem or take off in a different direction. Today is just a wacky day. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Use today for an activity you love. Do not hesitate to ask someone else to join you. You could have a last-minute change of plans because of an unexpected development. Make a call and explain to others why you will not be able to join them. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Your intensity marks whatever you choose to do. You initially might be overwhelmed by the choices you have made and the direction you decide to head in. You are likely to hear news that pushes you onto a new path. Listen to what a friend shares. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Make an effort to reach out to someone. Your feelings could be changeable yet intense. Recognize how much you are cared for. Express your affection as well. Return all calls before you make plans. As a result, you might decide to adjust your schedule. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Be smart and clear out your errands before meeting up with others. You might have a joyous time once you nish some of your to-dos. Avoid going overboard. If someone encourages you to do just that, you should wonder about his or her motive. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Make the most of the day. The Moon in your sign highlights you and your concerns. You could turn this day into a fun and wild period where you let go and have a great time. If you need to approach someone who is very important to you, do so. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) If you feel like making plans that please you, do so, by all means. Your sense of humor emerges when speaking to a child or loved one. This person could say something so inappropriate in a conversation that it strikes you as hysterical. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Accept an invitation that puts you right where your friends are. Whether you do some early holiday shopping or get together for a fun game of racquetball matters very little -it is the company that counts. Reach out to an older relative. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Pressure builds to help others, whether youre planning a party, putting in overtime to nish a project or helping your sweetie paint the dining room. You will enjoy heading down a different path. In fact, you could be delighted to try something new. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, November 10, 2018 C5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, NOV. 10, the 314th day of 2018. There are 51 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. ON THIS DATE: In 1938 Kate Smith rst sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on her CBS radio program. In 1942 Winston Churchill delivered a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire." In 1954 the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American ag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia. In 1969 the children's educational program "Sesame Street" made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS). In 1975 the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all 29 crew members. In 1982 the newly nished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its rst visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.