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LOCAL & STATE | A3MONTVERDE SENIORS BUILD BIKES FOR CHARITY SPORTS | B1FLUKE PLAY WAS SPARK UF NEEDED FOR VICTORY DINE | B7BURGERS, TACOS AND WAFFLES MAKE FOR A CREATIVE MENU @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, November 14, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ............. A3 Opinion ...................A13 Weather ..................A14 Sports .......................B1 Dine ..........................B7 Classified .................B11 Volume 142, Issue 318 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Martha Mendoza and Gillian FlaccusThe Associated PressPARADISE, Calif. „ Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the familys living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fer-nandez, known as Zeus,Ž was described as a loving father and loyal friend.They were among the first victims identified in the aftermath of the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history, an inferno blamed for at least 42 deaths, with authorities ramping up the search Tuesday for still more souls.The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday. The exact number of missing was unclear, but many friends and relatives of those living in the fire zone said they hadnt heard from loved ones. Some went to shelters looking for the missing.Efforts were underway to bring in mobile morgues, cadaver dogs, a rapid DNA analysis system for identify-ing victims, and an additional 150 search-and-rescue personnel on top of 13 teams already looking for remains „ a grim indication that the death toll would almost surely rise.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honeas office has identified four of the victims, publicly naming three.James Wiley said sheriffs deputies informed him that his father, Carl, was among the dead, but the younger Wiley hadnt been able to leave his property in the fire area to see for himself. The elder Wiley, 77, was a tire-recapper, and the family lived in Alaska for many years before moving to Butte County decades ago.James Wiley said his father was a stoic veteran, and the two had not spoken in six years. Hey, I lost him a long time ago,Ž the younger man said.California families mournFirst victims of destructive wild re are identi edBy Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the issue, but she is now likely to remain in the post for a longer period because there is no obvious successor in place.Trump has soured on Nielsen and White House Trump eyeing sta shakeupHomeland Security, White House administration-wide positions in jeopardy Ski Beach is newest Venetian Gardens improvementBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Ski Beach was not filled with the noise of boats slicing through the water Tuesday, but with the sound of scissors cutting a big red ribbon on a new boat ramp and applause.The city ceremony celebrated the two-lane ramp, improved parking, walking trail, decorative fencing, restrooms, floating dock and kayak launch. A sandy beach area will be extended.It marked another milestone in the complete makeover of Venetian Gar-dens, the jewel of Leesburg,Ž as some city commissioners now refer to the park.Economic development started with the city reinvesting in itself,Ž said City Manager Al Minner. It leads to people moving to Leesburg, new businesses and jobs, he said.Planning started in 2014, with city commissioners and others asking residents about the kinds of quality of lifeŽ improvements they would like to see in the city.Across the lake basin, earth-moving equipment at Venetian Gardens was quiet for a change. Workers have flattened the old commu-nity building so an $8 million Lakefront CenterŽ can go up in its place.A waterfront restaurant will also be built. The city has already built a new play-ground and splash pad in the Rogers Park area.A day at the beachLeesburg Commissioner Jay Hurley gives his remarks at the Ski Beach imp rovement ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Five members of the Lake County Sherriffs Office on Tuesday were honored for valor in the face of grave danger and, in one case, for life-saving heroism.An awardsceremony, led by Sheriff Peyton Grinnell, was held in front of the deputies' family, friends and peers at the Institute of Public Safety in Tavares.Honored were Sgt. Cameron Crews, Deputy Kane Minor and Master Deputy Cory Sommer, who were each given a Medal of Valor for an incident they responded to on July 5.LCSO awards medals for valor and heroismSheriff Peyton Grinnell awards Deputy Kane Minor with the Medal of Valor at an awards ceremony on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] See MEDALS, A6 See BEACH, A6 See SHAKEUP, A7 See MOURN, A7

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A2 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommet.com................................352-365-8268 REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY: The Daily Commercial promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its pages. If you believe we have made an error, call the news department at 352-365-8250. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CALENDAR, GAME RESULTS: Email upcoming events, along with news about awards and personal or professional milestones „ with a photo, if you desire „ to news@ dailycommercial.com. Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by calling 352-365-8268 or 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESThe Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Monday, Nov. 12 Cash 4 Life: 4-15-44-51-52-2 Fantasy 5: 2-9-17-22-32 Tuesday, Nov. 13 Pick 5 Afternoon: 4-3-1-6-1 Pick 4 Afternoon: 6-8-9-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 4-6-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-5LOTTERY By Curt AndersonThe Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. „ At the center of Floridas vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot.Lawyers for Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is in a razor-thin Senate race with incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, have claimed that Bro-ward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes committed fraud without presenting any evidence. Trump has echoed those claims on Twitter.State monitors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement say there are no indications of fraud in the countys vote.Yet, Snipes, a Democrat, remains a target for the GOP, including former Gov. Jeb Bush, who appointed her to the post in 2003 when the previous supervisor was accused of malfeasance and now says Snipes should be removed. Snipes has been re-elected since then, and is unapologetic about her record. Ive worked here for about 15 years, and I have to say this the first time that this office or I have been under such attacks,Ž Snipes told reporters Monday. There have been issues that havent gone the way we wanted it. You can call it a mistake or you can call it whatever you want to call it.ŽOn Tuesday, Snipes hinted to reporters that she might not run for re-election in 2020 „ It is time to move on,Ž she said „ but quickly added that no final decision has been made.Ill check with my family and theyll tell me what Im doing,Ž she said.Since Snipes has been in office, there seems to be a long list of these mistakes.Earlier this year, for example, a judge ruled she broke election law by destroying ballots in a 2016 congressional primary race involving Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz without waiting the required 22 months. Also in 2016, a medical marijuana amendment didnt appear on some Broward ballots, and again that year results from primary elections were posted on the offices website before polls had closed.A week after the 2012 election, about 1,000 uncounted ballots were suddenly discovered. And in 2004, about 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered, requiring work-ers to hurry to replace them.Just last week, a judge found that Snipes had violated Flor-ida open records laws by failing to quickly provide voting records to attorneys for Scotts Senate campaign.This is not a case about counting votes. This is a simple case about access to informa-tion that the supervisor of elections was required to have and required to provide,Ž said Scott lawyer Jordan Zimmer-man. This is simply public information the public is entitled to.ŽSnipes, 68, a native of Talladega, Alabama, moved to Broward County in 1964 to begin what became a long career as an educator. She eventually rose to become an area director in the public school system, leading princi-pals from 16 schools, according to the supervisors office web site. In 2003 Bush appointed her to the supervisors position after her predecessor, Miriam Oliphant, was removed from office because of numerous problems in the 2002 primary election.Now Bush is calling for Snipes to be removed after the ongoing recount .Scott has not commented on whether he would take such a step. However, in his nearly eight years as governor, Scott has only suspended or removed elected officials when they are charged with crimes.Snipes remains a target of Trump and other Republicans, including a cadre of protesters who have sometimes broken into chants of lock her up,Ž mainly because of their claims she is trying to tilt the elections for Senate and governor to the Democrats. Scott has a slim lead over Nelson and Repub-lican Ron DeSantis is ahead of Democrat Andrew Gillum for governor.Elections experts, however, say its not unusual for contested or provisional votes in blueŽ Democratic counties like Broward to mainly sup-port that party.It is no surprise that Democrats gain votes later in the counting process in part because big cities tend to contain lots of Democratic votes, and given their popula-tion, cities take much longer to count,Ž said Richard Hasen, law professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of books on election controversies, in an opinion article Monday in Slate.Although nerve-wracking, theres nothing at all nefarious about any of this protracted counting,Ž he added.Snipes attorney, Eugene Pettis, said people are going to scream fraud no matter whatŽ and that the Broward process is moving forward in an orderly fashion. Snipes insists Broward will meet the Thursday deadline for all votes to be sent to the State Department.It takes time to go through those ballots. It should not be missed on anyone that state law permits until 12 oclock four days after the election to submit your pre-liminary results. If it didnt take up to four days, the law wouldnt have put that in there,Ž Pettis said.O cial in recount crosshairsIn this Nov. 9 photo Brenda Snipes, left, Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks at a ballot with Betsy Benson, canvasing board chair, during a canvasing board meeting in Lauderhill, Fla. [JOE SKIPPER/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEFNEW YORKMore US kids get paralyzing illness; cause is still unknownMore children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health offi-cials said Tuesday that they still arent sure whats causing it.This years count could sur-pass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-vention said.Its not clear whats causing some children to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness.GENEVAWHO of“ cial predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization predicted Tuesday that Congos Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, saying that informal health facilities have become major driversŽ of the current, deadly transmission.Dr. Peter Salama said that makeshift tradi-modernŽ health centers „ offering both traditional and modern treatment „ were believed to be linked to more than half of cases in Beni, the largest city affected by the current outbreak that has taken more than 200 lives.Salama, who returned from a trip to Ebola-hit eastern Congo last week, said Tuesday it appeared very likelyŽ that some cases of Ebola had been misdiagnosed as malaria, because early symptoms are virtually identical.BERLINFormer SS guard testi“ es he was aware of camp conditionsA 94-year-old former SS concentration guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder painted himself Tuesday as an unwill-ing participant in the Nazi machinery of death.Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp east of Danzig, which is today the Polish city of Gdansk, from June 1942 to about early Septem-ber 1944.In a statement read by his attorney, the defendant told the Muenster state court he was not a Nazi.ŽIve never been one and Ill never be one in the little time that I still have left to live,Ž he said, the dpa news agency reported. DATELINESWAVERLY, OHIONEW YORKGUADALAJARA, MEXICOOhio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference to discuss developments in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago, Tuesday in Waverly, Ohio. A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio in a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody dispute, authorities said. [JOHN MINCHILLO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] In this sketch, Joaquin El ChapoŽ Guzman, center, sits for opening statements as Guzmans trial gets underway Tuesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed crooked Mexican of“ cials as high as the president [ELIZABETH WILLIAMS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Central American migrants moving as a caravan to the U.S. border get a free ride Tuesday on a truck past maguey farms as they depart Guadalajara, Mexico. The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to hardenŽ the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. [MARCO UGARTE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A3IN BRIEFUMATILLAUmatilla High receives shooting threatA threatening message warn-ing of a school shooting was discovered at Umatilla High School, the Lake County Sher-iffs Office said Tuesday.The message, found scrawled on a bathroom wall, read Be ready 11-14-18 Shoot up UHS.Ž In response, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Umatilla Police Department are planning to have an increased presence on and around Umatilla High today.The message was found by a student, who immediately reported the threat to the school resource officer from LCSO.The incident follows another on Nov. 1, in which a student was reported by a classmate for talking about bringing a gun to school.No weapon was found, and the student's parents were contacted. Authorities warn of 'secret sister' scam on FacebookAs the holidays approach, authorities have warned Facebook users of an online scam that they say may lead to iden-tity theft.The "secret sister gift exchange" is a scheme rooted on Facebook claiming that if a user buys a gift valued at $10, they can receive up to 36 gifts in return from others involved in the exchange.In past years, police depart-ments have responded on social media, debunking the scheme."Help stop these scams: ignore them," the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Police Department wrote Monday on Facebook about the gift exchange. "You have no idea who you're giving that information to, so ultimately what you're setting yourself up for is identity theft," said Police Chief Eric Gill of Danville, Pennsylvania, to WNEP in 2016."Sending your private infor-mation to somewhere where you have no idea where it's going to is very foolish," he said.DELANDPulitzer Prize author to speak at StetsonPulitzer Prize winning author Gilbert King will be discussing his new book at Stetson University on Friday.Kings Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,Ž won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.King's new book, Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Jus-tice Lost and FoundŽ tells the tale of late Daytona Beach resident Jesse Delbert Dan-iels, who, without a trial, was sent to a state hospital for a Lake County rape he didn't commit.The lecture runs from 1:30 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. at Stetsons Lynn Business Center Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. The event is free and open to the public.SANFORDZimmerman gets year of probationA judge agreed to let George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after the former neighborhood watch leader's attorney entered a no contest plea to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator.But Seminole County Judge Mark Herr admonished Zim-merman to understand that "words matter." Under a no contest plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt, and a conviction is withheld if the conditions of the plea are met. Zimmerman wasn't at the courthouse during Tues-day's hearing. Students who fail get to move on, but with helpBy Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ The Lake County School Board approved a new student progression plan Monday that allows failing high school students to be promoted while they get help in the areas where they're struggling.Elementary and middle school students will also have opportunities to advance a grade if they fail, but the standards are much tighter.Emily Weiskopf, the districts chief of transfor-mation, said the new policies are student-centered,Ž meaning they focus on students case by case rather than comparing all students against a hard scoresheet.Broadly, it means students wont fail an entire year if they performed poorly in only one class. Kids should definitely be held accountable for fail-ing classes,Ž Weiskopf said. They should not be held a whole grade level for one failed course.ŽInstead, students will be offered chances for remedi-ation during the school day or to test out of classes using ACT, SAT or PERT scores.One of the biggest impacts of the policy will be for high school students.Those students will be pro-moted each year regardless of grades in order to track their progress against their grade level. A student who fails a class and is in their second year will become a sophomore, and a guidance counselor will see that they need to make up a class.Previously, that student would remain a freshman and a guidance counselor might not notice that they need to catch up with their peers to graduate on time.Weiskopf also said the system should help to prevent students from feeling hopeless early in the process.Failing ninth grade is one of the biggest predictors of dropout,Ž she said, because students felt like they've made an unrecoverable mistake.Elementary and middle schools will also offer oppor-tunities for remediation, but promotion will be stricter: They will be held back if they fail more than one class. Weiskopf said this system is meant to avoid social promotionsŽ while hopefully being a bit more mindful to students.In theory, she said, stu-dents will less frequently fall through the cracks.School Board members were also feeling optimistic about the changes, which were originally presented to them two months ago.I think revamping the retention policies is really important,Ž board member Kristi Burns said. Theres Failing students can riseSee STUDENTS, A4 A Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Ford Mustang were in volved in a wreck on U.S. Hig hway 441 on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Staff ReportLEESBURG „ A motor-cyclist was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he slammed into the back of a disabled Ford Mustang at the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Citizens Boulevard.He was taken by ambu-lance to Ocala Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening leg injuries.The crash caused traffic delays for more than an hour in both directions along U.S. 441 as police and firefighters picked up debris on the road.Authorities did not release the names of either of the drivers.Motorcyclist injured in collision with carA Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Ford Mustang were involved in a wreck on U.S. Hig hway 441 on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ Montverde Academy seniors donated 22 children's bicycles to the Lake County Sheriffs Office last week, having assembled them in late September as a team-building exercise and community service project.During their annual senior retreat, 226 students from the class of 2019 were grouped into teams to assemble the bikes. According to John Weaver, Montverde's director of multicultural programs, community service and lead-ership, students took the work to heart."Students knew the bikes would be given to children to ride, so they ensured the bikes were properly assembled to be safely ridden," Weaver said. "We are proud to donate these bikes to the Sheriff's Office to distribute to children in need."The bicycles are sized for elementary-aged children and were purchased using a budget reserved each year for the project, according to the schools Director of Commu-nications Andrea Colby.Sheriff Peyton Grinnell went to the school last week to pick up the bikes during a school assembly.I am amazed each year by the generosity of the stu-dents, faculty and staff of the Montverde Academy,Ž Grinnell said.Grinnell said the law enforcement agency will be giving out the bikes on Dec. 15 as part of one of their annual Shop with a Cop events.Colby said Montverde seniors build and donate bikes for the event every year, for at least four years.The Lake County Sher-iffs Office hosts Shop with a Cop events annually with the intent to help struggling fami-lies buy holiday gifts for their children.The event is sponsored by donations and hundreds of kids have benefited from the project over the years.Students are picked for the program based on recommendations from guidance counselors in Lake County Schools.The bicycle giveaway will be one of several.MVA donates bikes for sheri giveawayBy Alexandra SeltzerGatehouse MediaA Leon County circuit judge has ruled that recounts in Palm Beach County for all state races in question be extended to Nov. 20, about five days after the original 3 p.m. Thursday deadline.The order would include extending the recounting of the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott, the governor's race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum and the race for agriculture Judge orders recount extendedJim Bon“ glio, left, talks with attorney William Abramson as the canvassing board counts votes Wednesday afternoon. Bon“ glio trails Mike Caruso in the State Representative District 89 race by 124 votes. [ALLEN EYESTONE/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See RECOUNT, A4

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A4 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com IN MEMORY Carol Ann CostelloCarol Ann Costello, 73, of Mount Dora, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. Joshua P. LesterJoshua P. Lester, 46, of Eustis, died Sunday, November 11, 2018. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors. Eustis, FL. a lot of research behind moving people on and providing them oppor-tunities for remediation.School Board member Marc Dodd agreed.We know there are detrimental effects to a student when we retain them needlessly,Ž Dodd said. You dont want policies to work against students.ŽWeiskopf said the policy will apply imme-diately this year, and she believes the schools will see results quickly.She said up to a quarter of students retained under old policies may be eligible for promotion and remediation.I think well start to see the results pretty quickly,Ž she said. STUDENTSFrom Page A3commissioner between Democrat Nikki Fried and Republican Matt Caldwell.Democrat Jim Bonfi-glio, who is in a tight race against Republican Mike Caruso in the District 89 race for a state House seat, told The Palm Beach Post on Tuesday afternoon that he spoke to circuit judge Karen Gievers by phone about 1 p.m. during a case management conference call concerning the law-suit he filed to extend the deadline to allow time for a recount in his race, which he trails by 37 votes.Bonfiglio, the mayor of Ocean Ridge, said he asked the judge to extend all the races or put his race first since his race would require less time to recount. He said the judge decided to extend all the races.Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told the Palm Beach Post the matter likely will be challenged in the federal courts.Bucher had said that she thought her staff would complete the recount of only the U.S. Senate seat by the 3 p.m. Thurs-day deadline but not the governor's race, the agri-culture commissioner's race, and Bonfiglio's race. There are two other recounts in the state; a state Senate race in Hillsborough County and a state House race in Volu-sia County. RECOUNTFrom Page A3By David BuaderThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because their revocation violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press.The administration stripped Acosta of his pass to enter the White House following President Donald Trump's contentious news conference last week, where Acosta refused to give up a micro-phone when the president said he didn't want to hear anything more from him.White House Press Sec-retary Sarah Sanders said "this is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against his lawsuit."Trump has made CNN and its reporters a particular target of his denunciation of "fake news" and characterization of the media as an enemy of the people. CNN CEO Jeff Zucker, in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly, called it a "pattern of targeted harassment."The White House initially contended it was Acosta's refusal to give up the microphone that led to his banishment; CNN said it's apparent the president didn't like his questions."Mr. Acosta's press cre-dentials must be restored so that all members of the press know they will remain free to ask tough questions, challenge government officials and report the business of the nation to the American people," said Theodore Olson, former U.S. solici-tor general and one of CNN's lawyers on the case.The White House Cor-respondents' Association backed the lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., district court."The president of the United States should not be in the business of arbi-trarily picking the men and women who cover him," said Olivier Knox, president of the corre-spondents' group.CNN said Acosta was given no warning of the action, and no recourse to appeal it. Acosta traveled to Paris to cover Trump's visit there this weekend and, although given permission by the French government to cover a news event, the Secret Service denied him entrance, the company said."Without this credential, a daily White House correspondent like Acosta effectively cannot do his job," CNN's lawsuit said.CNN asked for an injunction to immediately reinstate Acosta, as well as a hearing on the larger issue of barring a reporter.In an effort to prove the administration's case last week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders distributed via Twitter a doctored video sped up to make Acosta's physical actions toward the intern seem more threatening.That wasn't mentioned by Sanders in a statement Tuesday. She cited his refusal to yield to other reporters after he asked Trump two questions."The White House cannot run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way, which is neither appropriate nor professional," Sanders said. "The First Amendment is not served when a single reporter, of more than 150 present, attempts to monopolize the floor."Trump told Acosta at the news conference that "CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you work for them. You are a rude, terrible person."Acosta has been a polar-izing figure even beyond the distaste that Trump and his supporters have for him. The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank, editorialized last week that Acosta's encounter with Trump at the news conference "was less about asking questions and more about making statements. In doing so, the CNN White House reporter gave President Donald Trump room to critique Acosta's professionalism."CNN sues Trump over Acostas ban CNN journalist Jim Acosta does a standup before a new conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that Acostas credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. [AP PHOTO] By Jill LawlessThe Associated PressLONDON „ After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.s smooth exit from the bloc.But the agreement faces major political hurdles starting Wednesday, when British Prime Min-ister Theresa May will try to win the approval of her divided Cabinet for a deal many ministers view with skepticism.The British government confirmed that the nego-tiating teams had reached a draft agreement and the Cabinet would hold a spe-cial meeting Wednesday afternoon to consider the proposal. Its support isnt guaranteed: May is under pressure from pro-Brexit ministers not to make further concessions to the EU on the key issue of the Irish border.A spokesman for chief EU negotiator Michel Bar-nier urged caution, saying a deal wasnt yet finalized and the bloc would take stockŽ Wednesday.Ambassadors from the 27 other EU countries are also due to hold a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.UK Cabinet to discuss Brexit dealBy Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Departments own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job.The Tuesday filing sets up a court challenge between a state and the federal government over the legitimacy of the countrys chief law enforcement officer and foreshadows the likelihood of additional cases that present the same issues.It comes as Democrats call on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsels Russia investigation because of critical comments he has made about it in the past and amid concerns over his views on the scope of judicial authority.In their filing, lawyers in the office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh argue that the job should have gone to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instead of to Whitaker.They cite a statute governing the line of succession at the Justice Department that says that in the case of a vacancy in the attorney general posi-tion, the deputy attorney general may exercise all the duties of that office.Ž If neither is available for the job, according to that statute, then the associate attorney general is sup-posed to be elevated.Besides that, the lawyers say, the Constitution requires the duties of the attorney general „ who, as a presidential appointee, is known under the law as a principalŽ offi-cer „ to be carried out only by someone confirmed by the Senate for the underlying position.Appointment of acting AG challenged in courtIn this April 24, 2014, photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. 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A6 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comOn this date, as a member of the Lake County Sheriffs Office SWAT Team, you responded to an armed suspect in Eustis, Florida, who held his ex-wife and her brother hostage for over 3 hours. The suspect eventually emerged from the residence holding a semi-automatic pistol. After refusing to drop his weapon, he turned and lunged towards law enforcement at which time you took action to stop the threat for your safety and the safety of others,Ž their certificates recount.Also honored was Deputy Austin Pringle, who was given a Life Saving Medal for his response to a call for a vehicle burglary on July 4.As you located a possible suspect and began interviewing him on the side of the road, a vehicle on the dark road was driv-ing straight for the both of you. You were able to push the interview away from the primary impact area. Although you were badly injured, the inter-view sustained only minor injuries and credited you with saving his life,Ž his certificate of award reads.Deputy Logan Edmonson was also awarded a Life Saving Medal for his response to an incident on Aug. 17 that found him face-to-face with an 8-month-old who was choking. That's when Edmonson jumped into action.You immediately took her into your arms and performed an infant Heimlich maneuver at which time the airway obstruction was dislodged and she began to cry. Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and transported the baby for observation. Your immediate response may have very well saved this babys life,Ž Edmonsons certificate reads. MEDALSFrom Page A1Mayor Dan Robuck told the crowd that the city several years ago yanked out a perfectly good boat ramp at Ski Beach because some of the commission-ers didnt want people near their homes.ŽCommissioner Jay Hurley campaigned for the improvements, includ-ing the new boat ramp. He praised Minner for making sure the project was completed.Its hard sometimes when youve got five different bosses and some-times theyre in different lanes,Ž Hurley said.Commissioner John Christian praised the proj-ect, saying it shows the diversity of the cityŽ and thanked the county for its cooperation. It will pay off with future bass tourna-ments, he said.Commissioner Elise Dennison remarked that she has seen vast improve-ments to Leesburg since she came here 10 years ago.Lets keep it positive,Ž she told the crowd, referring to some who only criticize on social media.Commissioner Bob Bone urged the crowd to follow the example of the City Commission in rein-vesting. Reinvest in your business, your home, your children. Step up and do a little extra.Ž BEACHFrom Page A1The new boat ramp was revealed at the Ski Beach imp rovement ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Lake County deputies recite the Pledge of Allegiance at an awards ceremony on Tuesday. [PHOTOS BY CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Sheriff Peyton Grinnell awards the Medal of Valor to Sgt. Cameron Crews, Cpl. Matthew Bowden, Master Deputy Cory Sommer, Deputy Dustin Turner and Deputy Kane Minor for their heroic service, at an awards ceremony on Tuesday.

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A7Search and rescue workers search for human remains at a trailer park burned by the “ re, Tuesday in Paradise, Calif. [JOHN LOCHER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] chief of staff John Kelly, in part over frustration that his administration is not doing more to address what he has called a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the people. But the scope of the contemplated changes is far broader, as Trump gears up for a wave of Democratic oversight requests and to devote more effort to his own re-election campaign.According to people familiar with the situation, Trump is also discussing replacing Kelly with Vice President Mike Pences chief of staff, Nick Ayers. Kelly, a retired Marine general, has been credited with bringing order and process to a chaotic West Wing, but he has fallen out of favor with the president as well as pres-idential daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.Ayers, a seasoned campaign operative, would restore a political-mindset to the role, but he faces stiff opposition from some corners of the West Wing, with some aides lobbying Trump directly against the move.Other changes are afoot, as Commerce Sec-retary Wilbur Ross and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are being discussed for replacement. And in an extraordinary move Tuesday, first lady Mela-nia Trumps office called publicly for the firing of Trumps deputy national security adviser, Mira Ricardel.For all of the talk of churn, Trump often expresses frustration with aides and then does not take action. Talk of Kellys exit has percolated for months and he remains in place.Nielsen had hoped to complete one year in the job and leave in December, but it appeared unlikely she would last that long, said two sources. Both people who had knowledge of the debate spoke to the AP on condi-tion of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.Curbing illegal immigration is Trumps signature issue „ and one he returns to as a way to rally his most loyal supporters. SHAKEUPFrom Page A1Foss, 63, moved to Paradise eight years ago because the high cost of living pushed him out of the San Francisco Bay Area, according to his daughter, Angela Loo. He had swollen limbs and couldnt walk. He had also been on oxygen.Loo told KTVU-TV in Oakland that her father taught music out of their home in San Francisco and turned the living room into a studio.I love that he shared his gift of music with me and so many others during his lifetime,Ž she said. He would want to be remembered for being a San Franciscan through and through.ŽFernandez, a 48-year-old Concow resident, also died.Myrna Pascua, whose husband was best friends with the man known as Zeus,Ž called him a tireless provider, a dependable and loyal friend, a considerate neighbor, and loving father. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.ŽFive days after the blaze, over 1,000 people were at more than a half-dozen shelters set up for evacuees. At the Neigh-borhood Church in Chico, counselors, chaplains and nursing students from California State Univer-sity, Chico, were available to help.Volunteers cooked meals, and there was a large bulletin board with information about miss-ing people.Eddie Lazarom, who fled Paradise on foot before getting a lift from a UPS truck, was among those staying at the church. He said he had yet to hear from his three grandchildren, ages 22, 24 and 28. MOURNFrom Page A1Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy with President Donald Trump at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, May 23 in Bethpage, N.Y. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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A8 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comOnline behemoth will open new headquarters in New York, VirginiaBy Joseph PisaniThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Amazon has set its sights on two of the nations largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tues-day it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washing-ton for its new East Coast headquarters.The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for second headquarters by selecting Long Island City, Queens, and Arling-ton, Virginia, as the joint winners. Both are water-front communities away from overcrowded business districts, giving Amazon space to grow.Amazon could have picked a struggling city desperate for new jobs. Instead, it went with two of the nations largest and most powerful metro-politan areas. The reason Amazon gave: they are best suited to attract the high-skilled workers the company wants. The two cities will each get 25,000 jobs that Amazon says will be paid an average of $150,000 a year.The communities will pay for it: New York is forking over more than $1.5 billion in tax credits and other incentives, while Arlington is offering about a third of that „ $573 million. The hope is that Amazon will attract other companies and ultimately boost the local economies. But while many see it as an opportunity, not every-one is sold on the idea.Offering massive corporate welfare from scarce public resources to one of the wealthiest corporations in the world at a time of great need in our state is just wrong,Ž said New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris and New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Democrats who represent the Long Island City area, in a joint statement. Amazon, which started as an online bookstore two decades ago, has grown to a behemoth that had nearly $180 billion in revenue last year. It now owns well-known brands, including grocer Whole Foods and online shoe-seller Zappos. It also makes movies and TV shows, runs an advertis-ing business and offers cloud computing services to corporations and gov-ernment agencies. The company has more than 610,000 employees worldwide, making it the second largest U.S.-based, publiclytraded employer behind Walmart.But it was the prospect of 50,000 jobs that led 238 communities across North America to pitch Amazon on why they should be home to the next headquarters.New York is the nations financial and media powerhouse and has been working to attract technology companies. Google already has more than 7,000 workers in the city and, according to media reports, is looking to add 12,000 more in coming years.Arlington is directly across the Potomac River from Washington. Large government contractors have offices and lobbying operations there. However, many of its 1980s-era office build-ings have vacancies after thousands of federal employees moved elsewhere. Being near the nations capital could help Amazon with lobby-ing efforts as the company faces rising scrutiny from politicians.Amazon said it will spend $5 billion between both locations on construction and other projects.The new outposts wont appear overnight. Amazon said hiring at the two headquarters will start next year, but it could take a decade or more to build out its offices.Its New York location will be in a neighborhood of Queens that sits directly across from mid-town Manhattan, while its Virginia offices will be in a part of Arlington that local politicians and Amazon are calling National Landing, a made-up area around Reagan National Airport that encompasses Crystal City and Potomac Yard.Virginia state Sen. Adam Ebbin, a Democrat who represents the area where Amazons new headquarters will be located, said that affordable housing may be an issue, but the announcement is a welcome development that will help increase the areas tax base to help ease overcrowding in schools and address other pressing needs.Amazon said it will refer to the new locations as headquarters, even though with 25,000 jobs each, they would have fewer workers than its Seattle hometown which houses more than 45,000 employees.Seattle will remain one of Amazons three headquarters, and the company said that senior executives will also be based in the two new locations. It plans to hold company-wide events at the new locations, including shareholder meetings.There were early signs that Amazon had its sights set on New York and northern Virginia. Among its 20 finalists, the company had selected two locations in the New York metro area and three in the D.C. area. Plus, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has a home in Washington D.C., and he personally owns The Washington Post newspaper.While it didnt win the main prize, Nashville, Tennessee, wont go empty handed. Amazon said the finalist city will be home to a new Amazon office that will create 5,000 jobs, focused on customer delivery and supply chain. Those jobs will also be paid on aver-age $150,000 a year, Amazon said. Alan Suderman in Richmond, Virginia, Matthew Barakat in Arlington County, Virginia and Karen Matthews in New York contributed to this report.Amazon goes bicoastalThis Nov. 9 photo shows a view of Washington from a revolving restaurant in Crystal City, Va. If any place in the U.S. is well positioned to absorb 25,000 Amazon jobs, it may well be Crystal City which has lost nearly that many jobs over the last 15 years. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A9By Nicholas PaphitisThe Associated PressATHENS, Greece „ Greeces culture ministry said Tuesday that archae-ologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy.A ministry statement said excavations from Sep-tember to early October in the southern Greek region of the Peleponnese turned up proof of the existence of the ancient cityŽ of Tenea, until now known mostly from ancient texts.Finds included walls and clay, marble or stone floors of buildings, as well as household pottery, a bone gaming die and more than 200 coins dating from the 4th century B.C. to late Roman times.A pottery jar containing the remains of two human fetuses was also found amid the founda-tions of one building. That was unusual, as the ancient Greeks typically buried their dead in organized cemeteries outside the city walls.Lead archaeologist Elena Korka, who has been exca-vating in the area since 2013, told The Associated Press that her team had only been digging in the rich cemeteries surround-ing Tenea until this year. In one, antiquities smugglers dug up two remarkable 6th century B.C. marble statues of young men in 2010 and tried to sell them for 10 million euros.This year we excavated part of the city itself,Ž Korka said.Excavation work continues on the cemeteries, located near the modern village of Hiliomodi about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Athens.Archaeologists discov-ered nine burials there this year, finding gold, copper and bone jewelry, pottery and coins dating from the 4th century B.C. to Roman times.The citizens seem to have been remarkably affluent,Ž Korka said, adding that the city prob-ably did well out of trade, standing on a key route between the major cities of Corinth and Argos in the northeastern Peloponnese.So far, not much was known about Tenea, apart from ancient references to the reputed link with Troy and to its citizens having formed the bulk of the Greek colonists who founded the city of Syra-cuse in Sicily.Korka said more should emerge during the excava-tions, which will continue over coming years.(The city) had distinctive pottery shapes with eastern influences, maintained contacts with both east and west ... and had its own way of thinking, which, to the extent that it could, shaped its own poli-cies,Ž she said.Tenea survived the Roman destruction of neighboring Corinth in 146 B.C., and flourished under Roman rule. It appears to have suffered damage during a Gothic invasion in the late 4th century A.D. and may have been abandoned around the time of Slavic incursions two centuries later.Greek authorities say lost city of Tenea is locatedThis undated photo provided by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Tuesday shows remains of walls and ” oors, probably from houses, from the lost ancient city of Tenea. [GREEK CULTURE MINISTRY VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Kathy GannonThe Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan „ When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the coun-try, security is worse than its ever been, and many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans.The United States has lost more than 2,400 sol-diers in its longest war, and has spent more than $900 billion on everything from military operations to the construction of roads, bridges and power plants. Three U.S. presidents have pledged to bring peace to Afghanistan, either by adding or withdrawing troops, by engaging the Taliban or shunning them. Last year, the U.S. dropped the mother of all bombsŽ on a cave complex.None of it has worked. After years of frustration, Afghanistan is rife with conspiracy theories, including the idea that Americans didnt stum-ble into a forever war, but planned one all along.Mohammed Ismail Qasimyar, a member of Afghanistans High Peace Council, wonders how U.S. and NATO forces „ which at their peak numbered 150,000 and fought alongside hundreds of thousands of Afghan troops, were unable to vanquish tens of thousands of Taliban.Either they did not want to or they could not do it,Ž he said. He now suspects the U.S. and its ally Pakistan deliberately sowed chaos in Afghanistan to justify the lingering presence of foreign forces „ now numbering around 15,000 „ in order to use the country as a listening post to monitor Iran, Russia and China.Many Afghans blame US for unending war

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A11By Fares Akram and Josef FedermanThe Associated PressGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip „ Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptianbrokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war.The sudden announce-ment brought relief to a region that had been paralyzed by hundreds of Palestinian rocket attacks in southern Israel and scores of Israeli air-strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip. But it did not address the deeper issues that pushed Israel and Gazas Hamas rulers toward their latest violence and left doubts about international efforts to forge a broader truce agreement.Those efforts had appeared to be making progress in recent days as Israel allowed Qatar to deliver financial aid to the cash-strapped Hamas government, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he wanted to avert an unnecessaryŽ war in Gaza. Hamas, in turn, had scaled back its mass protests that have led to weekly bloodshed along the Israeli border.But hours after Netan-yahu spoke Sunday, an Israeli commando unit on an undercover mission was caught behind enemy lines in Gaza by Hamas militants. Their discovery set off a battle that led to the deaths of seven militants and an Israeli officer, and triggered the heaviest barrage of rocket fire since a 2014 war.The Israeli military said that Palestinian mil-itants fired 460 rockets and mortars into Israel in a 24-hour period, while it carried out airstrikes on 160 targets in Gaza. Seven Palestinians, including five militants, were killed, and 26 people were wounded. In Israel, a 48-year-old Palestinian laborer was killed in a rocket strike on an apart-ment building where he was staying. Nearly 30 people were wounded, three critically.With air raid sirens wailing throughout southern Israel and the explosions of airstrikes thundering in Gaza, the sides had appeared to be headed to what would have been their fourth war in a decade.But late Tuesday, Hamas and other mili-tary groups issued a joint statement saying they had accepted an Egyptian cease-fire.Terms of the deal appeared to be modest. Daoud Shehab, a spokes-man for the Islamic Jihad militant group, said each side would promise quiet in exchange for quiet.Its a mutual commit-ment to the cease-fire,Ž he said. From our side, we responded positively to the Egyptian endeavor on the condition that the occupation does the same.ŽThe announcement set off celebrations in Gaza City as Hamas support-ers declared victory.At a demonstration staged in the rubble of Hamas TV station, demolished by an Israeli airstrike, crowds chanted the name of Hamas mili-tary wing. Shops reopened and cars jammed the streets. Israeli reconnaissance drones continued to buzz overhead.Ismail Radwan, a Hamas official, expressed Hamas com-mitment to the cease-fire but warned that our hands are on the trig-gerŽ if Israel violates the agreement.In Israel, officials had no comment on the cease-fire claim even as dozens of protesters in the rocket-battered town of Sderot chanted Disgrace!Ž at what they saw as the governments capitulation to militant violence. But after nightfall, both the rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes had stopped.The announcement came shortly after Netanyahus Security Cabinet ended a sevenhour discussion on the rising tensions in Gaza.Ceasere takes hold between Israel and HamasA residential building was dest royed Tuesday by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City. [HATEM MOUSSA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Candice ChoiAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Six arti-ficial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, can-dies or drinks they're in.The dispute highlights the complex rules that govern what goes in our food, how much the public knows about it, and a mysterious class of ingredients that has evolved over decades largely outside of public view.On food packages, hun-dreds of ingredients are listed simply as natural flavor or artificial flavor. Even in minute amounts, they help make potato chips taste oniony or give fruit candy that twang."The food system we have is unimaginable without flavor additives," said Nadia Berenstein, a historian of flavor science based in New York.The flavors are also at the center of a dispute over how ingredients should be regulated.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving companies two years to purge their products of six artificial flavors „ even though the FDA made clear it believes the ingre-dients are safe in the trace amounts they are used.The six artificial flavors in question, with names like methyl eugenol, ben-zophenone, ethyl acrylate and pyridine, are used to create cinnamon or spicy notes, fruity or minty flavors, or even hints of balsamic vinegar.The FDA and the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, an industry group, did not respond when asked for examples of products the six ingredients are used in. But they noted in statements that the compounds have natural counterparts in foods like basil, coffee, grapes and peppermint, and that the action does not affect the naturally derived versions.The FDA said it had to order the artificial versions out of the food supply because of a lawsuit brought by consumer advocacy groups that cited a 60-year-old regulation known as the Delaney clause. The rule prohibits additives shown to have caused cancer in animals, even if tested at doses far higher than what a person would consume.In a statement, the flavor industry group said the Delaney Clause doesn't allow regulators to assess an ingredient's risk based on modern scientific understanding, but that changing it would require an act of Congress. As far back as 1981, the Government Accountability Office issued a report saying the clause should be reexamined because of its inflexibility.Christopher Kemp, a professor of cancer biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, doesn't think the rule is necessar-ily too strict a threshold. He said animal studies provide the strongest evi-dence about cancer risk in humans, and that it is better to err on the side of caution.Erik Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the groups that sued over the six ingredients, said it's also unknown what effect they might have when used in combination with other ingredients. And since they're listed only as "artificial flavor," he said people don't know in what concentrations they're used in particular products."It's all secret. You can't pick up an ice cream or chewing gum or a baked good and have any idea what chemicals are in there," he said.Berenstein, the flavor science historian, said the ingredients in flavors don't have to be specified in part because regulators decided long ago that listing the names of compounds on packages might just confuse people. And she stressed that flavors are used in infinitesimal amounts. In 2015, the flavor industry estimates just 40 pounds of one of the now banned artificial ingredients was produced.But Bernstein said a more robust regulatory system might inspire greater public confidence about flavors.In a separate but related lawsuit, the FDA is also facing a challenge over its oversight of the universe of ingredients companies can put into foods, including artificial flavors.New flavors, sweeten-ers and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food addi-tives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be "generally recognized as safe."There's no clear rule for when ingredients should take one path or the other. The artificial sweetener Splenda is an approved food additive. Another sweetener, stevia, was declared GRAS by manufacturers.The six artificial flavors in question were approved food additives, along with dozens of other synthetic flavors. The flavor industry group also regularly declares other ingredients like them to be GRAS, without formal review by the FDA.Critics say GRAS deter-minations were meant for basic ingredients like salt and vinegar, not highly engineered ingredients. The advocacy groups suing the FDA say the GRAS option has turned into a loophole that lets companies approve all sorts of ingredients without public scrutiny, including artificial flavors.In September, a judge allowed the legal chal-lenge to move forward.No accounting for tastes: Arti cial avors a mysteryAn ingredient label, which lists arti“ cial ” avoring,Ž on a packet of candy in New York. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to give companies two years to purge their products of six ingredients, described only as arti“ cial ” avorsŽ on packages. These words can refer to any of thousands of ingredients. [PATRICK SISON/AP PHOTO]

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To buy you things." „ The Beatles, "A Hard Day's Night"„„„FIRE, an acronym for "Financial Independence, Retire Early," is a movement that crunches numbers for workers engaged in what is termed radical saving. The theory is that you work for about 20 years, bank and invest 50 percent of your paycheck, and by age 35 or 40 you enjoy the financial security to say "Adios!" forever to the working world.I admire anyone with the discipline to save a significant amount of each paycheck, regardless of the investors ultimate financial goal. And as we all know, the sooner we save and put our money to work, the more we benefit from compounding.There are, of course, a couple of potential hurdles for young workers following the FIRE philosophy. The major one is the possibility that another large market downturn akin to the Great Recession can derail their investment plan. Or, annual returns simply might not match their expec-tations. Also, if you stop paying into Social Security at age 40, your annual benefit will suffer significantly when you reach your official retire-ment age. And youll need to carefully guard against trivial consumption because you'll likely be spending down your assets over the remainder of your life.The flip side is that many people enjoy working and don't know what theyd do without the challenges and socialization offered by the workplace. Therefore, their saving and investing schedule is quite different than the mil-lennial who desires to retire at 40. Obviously, this is not true for everyone; I know folks who count down the days to retire-ment and never look back. But for many others, those years in the workforce serve an important function in their lives, and their participation fulfills the desire to be produc-tive. Some of us would be lost without a structured, daily work schedule. Some people meet their eventual partner at work; others form lasting friendships.So for some, work is a means to an earlier retirement; for others, it can provide a comfortable retirement and a valued social outlet. Loneliness, especially among older Americans, is now a rec-ognized health issue. Staying active through work, volun-teering or social gatherings is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.Whether youre retiring early or working past age 70, it makes sense to develop and implement a plan for saving and investing, one that can translate to comfortable retirement years, however long they may be. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKWould you have retired at age 40 if you could have? Margaret McDowell WASHINGTONUS October budget de“ cit jumps to $100.5BThe federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar.The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the deficit shot up 59 percent from the same month a year ago. Last years October deficit was smaller because the gov-ernment paid $48 billion in benefits in September because Oct. 1 fell on the weekend.The government has run a deficit in every October going back to the early 1950s. The Associated PressBRIEFCASE

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A13HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 As our country observed a holiday Monday for Veterans Day, President Donald Trump issued a call to stop counting the votes of Floridians serving overseas in the military. Trump tweeted that the Florida election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis,Ž with the president making unfounded claims that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhereŽ or were forged or missing. Must go with Election Night!Ž Trump tweeted. Following the presidents advice would violate state law. The law requires the ballots of service membersdeployed overseas to be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day and received within 10 days of the election, and also mandates a machine recount if a candidates margin of victory is less than 0.5 percentage points. Gov. Scotts lead over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson was about 0.15 percentage points in unofficial results of the Senate race, while Republican former U.S. Rep. DeSantis lead over Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was 0.41 percentage points in the governors race. As messy as it might be, Floridas recount is democracy in action. While Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes incompetence and lack of transparency have cast an unfortunate cloud over the recount, there is no evidence of the fraud being claimed by some. State law requires a manual recount if the margin of victory is less than 0.25 percentage points statewide, so such a count will likely be conducted in at least the Senate race. Every valid vote should be counted and recounted as required by state law, rather than prematurely ending the process for political reasons. Florida should have learned at least that lesson from the 2000 presidential election, when a U.S. Supreme Court decision stopped a recount and made George W. Bush president. Improvements have been made in the states elections since 2000, particularly in eliminating the punch ballots that caused the hanging chadsŽ that created uncertainty in the presidential race. But other issues remain that recall the problems in 2000, such as the butterfly ballotŽ design that confused Palm Beach County voters that year. This fall, a badly designed ballot in Broward County hid the U.S. Senate race in the bottom corner under lengthy instructions. A larger percentage of voters missed the race there than elsewhere in the state, likely costing Nelson thousands of votes in that Democratic stronghold. This election has also brought attention to state laws requiring mail-in ballots to not be counted if they lack required signatures, the signatures dont match those on file or if mail delays cause them to arrive late. More must be done to ensure the law doesnt disenfranchise voters. Floridas contentious recount has again cast the states elections in a negative light. Officials should finish counting the votes as required by law and then make improvements to prevent problems with this election from happening again. The Gainesville SunANOTHER OPINIONCount the votes, then improve the process ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comFew signs indicate the strange place to which President Donald Trump has taken our country more than the things that he says that just aren't true. For example, during the run-up to the 2018 midterms, Trump asserted that a distant caravan of hungry, tired and desperate people posed such a threat to our southern border that regular army troops were needed to keep us safe. He also promised that very soon the middle class would be enjoying a 10 percent tax cut. Which of these two do you think will arrive first? Lies such as these serve a political purpose, but they also do damage. They subvert our appreciation for the idea that we can actually know things based on the evidence that we see. Trump says, "There's no proof of anything." Of course there is. Further, Trump encourages incivility, crudeness and violence. He disrespects women and values toughguy responses „ to protestors at his rallies and to our allies and adversaries „ over tolerance and diplomacy. America looks very different to the world than it did a couple of years ago, and if we look closely at ourselves, we can see the change, as well. How we got to this strange place isn't as important as how we get back on track. How do we recover from the damage that Trump has done? We made a start in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when a majority of American voters expressed their misgivings about where Trump has taken the nation. But when Democrats assume majority leadership in the House in January, they should move slowly. They should not unleash a scattershot barrage of investigations. If the I-word is mentioned at all it should be in reference to infrastructure; impeachment must be reserved for when there is absolutely no other choice. The Democrats' first move should be to choose Nancy Pelosi as the speaker of the House. I can appreciate Democrats who feel that the time has come for new leadership. And I can understand the pragmatism of Democratic candidates who felt that they had to disavow any intention to vote for Pelosi in order to get elected. But to reject Pelosi is to give credence to a lot of assertions that Trump and the Republicans have made about her that simply aren't true. She has two qualities that make her a tempting target, and Republicans have exploited them: She's a woman and she's 78 years old. Neither of these qualities garners much respect in our culture, and thus she's easy to attack, demonize and dismiss. And like the "invasion" approaching our border and the imaginary middleclass tax cut, a great deal of what is said about Pelosi is simply mischaracterization for political purposes. But Democrats should play their own game. The road back to normalcy begins with taking normal steps. In fact, Pelosi was an effective speaker. She fended off the inadvisable privatization of Social Security and marshaled the votes that enabled the passage of the Affordable Care Act, including its protections for pre-existing conditions. She knows how to organize the caucus and count votes. She's smarter, more experienced and certainly more politically savvy than Trump. Voters who are willing to believe that Trump is interested in a middle-class tax cut or that he doesn't know Matthew Whitaker may be willing to believe that Pelosi is the embodiment of evil that Republicans have made her out to be. But Democrats should not let that gullibility affect whom they choose to lead the House. Trump said that he would support Pelosi as speaker. But he also called the midterms a "great victory." He shouldn't be taken seriously. This is a move for the Democrats. In fact, choosing Pelosi for speaker would be a good way of refuting some of Trump's corrosive rhetoric, a fine victory for the truth over political calculation and a reminder to Trump of the emerging force that he has had the most trouble accepting his whole life: the idea of a woman with power. John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at jcrispcolumns@gmail.com.ANOTHER OPINIONHow do Democrats begin to x Trumpism?When the Supreme Court announced Thursday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had fractured three ribs in a fall at her office, there was predictable anxiety among her admirers, not only for her personal well-being but also for the future ideological composition of the court. On Twitter, some admirers offered to donate ribs to the 85-year-old justice (#RibsForRuth). But one well-wisher on Twitter added that Ginsburg "absolutely should have retired under Obama." This isn't a new criticism. As Jonathan Turley observed in a column in the Hill last year, Ginsburg "ignored increasing calls for her retirement during the Obama administration to avoid the prospect of the flipping of her seat from a liberal to a conservative member." Some of the calls for her resignation came early in Obama's tenure. In April 2011, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy wrote in the New Republic that not only Ginsburg but fellow Bill Clinton appointee Justice Stephen G. Breyer "should soon retire" to protect their judicial legacies. In the same article, Kennedy prophetically suggested that "Justice Antonin Scalia would be especially loath to retire during (Barack) Obama's presidency." Of course, Scalia did leave the bench in 2016 when he died, but Senate Republicans prevented Obama from replacing him with Judge Merrick Garland. The Scalia seat eventually went to Neil M. Gorsuch, nominated last year by President Trump. Whether Ginsburg was right or wrong to remain on the court through the Obama administration, it was entirely her call because justices can serve for life. But some reformers suggest that justices instead should be appointed to fixed terms. The group Fix the Court proposes single, staggered terms of 18 years, which seems long enough to safeguard judicial independence. Fixed terms would discourage justices from gaming the timing of their retirements. Of course, a justice could decide to retire before the expiration of his or her term in order to influence the appointment of a successor. But fixed terms would prevent a justice from clinging to office indefinitely, perhaps past the point of impairment because of advanced age. Fixed terms would have the additional advantage, proponents say, of lowering the political stakes of any single appointment to the court. But doesn't the Constitution say that Supreme Court justices should serve for life? Life tenure is certainly implied by language in Article III saying that "judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior." The question is whether the lifetime "office" of a Supreme Court justice is membership on that court or status as a federal judge. Under current law, a justice who retires remains a federal judicial officer and can sit on federal appeals courts. Arguably Congress could provide by statute for a fixed term for service on the Supreme Court, after which a justice would have the status of an appeals court judge. (The proposal endorsed by Fix the Court would have retired justices serve as "senior justices." In addition to sitting on lower courts, they could step in when the Supreme Court had a vacancy or a justice was recused.) The opposing view is that, because the Supreme Court is the only federal court mandated by the Constitution, limiting the service of justices would require a constitutional amendment. But put aside the question of how fixed terms for justices might be established. Would they be a good idea? Given the dysfunction of the current Supreme Court confirmation process, it's worth discussing. Michael Mcgough wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.ANOTHER OPINIONFixed terms for justices is a safer bet than #RibsForRuth John Crisp

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A14 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com By Ted AnthonyThe Associated PressIt became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earths angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel block-busters of the past decade.But Stan Lee, who died Monday, was far more than that. Its no stretch to say that he helped redraw the world of American fiction. And he certainly made sure everyone knew it.From the ashes of pulp magazines and the radioactive raw material of postwar uncertainty about science and power, he summoned not singlehandedly, but certainly without parallel or peer a textured, self-sustaining uni-verse of imperfect heroes.While Updike and Cheever were doing it in literature, while Kubrick and Lumet and Penn were doing it at the movies, the father of Marvel presented comic-book America which meant, at the time, mostly adolescent boys with a pantheon of deeply flawed protagonists who, despite their presence in so many tales to astonish, were in many ways just like you and me.These outcasts and misfits rose to the alarm clocks buzz-ing and slogged to work each morning to get the job done, not in a fanciful Metropolis or Gotham but on the actual streets of New York City and in the imperfect America beyond it. For them, the struggle was the thing no matter whether the task was saving the world, paying the rent or trying to make ends meet as a freelance photog-rapher or a blind lawyer or an itinerant stunt motorcyclist.Unlike DC Comics iconic heroes, many of whom had been destined for greatness as the last sons of doomed planets, Amazon royalty or rightful kings of the sea, the likes of Spider-Man, the Fan-tastic Four, Iron Man, the Ghost Rider and the Incred-ible Hulk composed a catalog of human frailties schmoes who inadvertently, or negligently, wandered into the traffic of destiny.Some moneyed, some working-class, all neurotic, they had powers thrust upon them by misfortune or questionable choices. Their abilities were just as often bane as boon. And sometimes it was hard to tell the heroes and the villains apart. Sort of like real life.This was in no small measure due to Lee, who as Marvels editor-in-chief wrote many of the books him-self during comics Silver Age years of the early 1960s. With seemingly boundless energy and a staggering vari-ety of voices, he breathed personality, ambiguity and a common narrative into soon-to-be-beloved characters.One of the things we try to demonstrate in our yarns is that nobody is all good, or all bad, Lee wrote in a column for Marvels March 1969 issues. Even a shoddy super-villain can have a redeeming trait, just as any howlin hero might have his nutty hang-ups.Its hard to overestimate how groundbreaking this phi-losophy was in a nation that, with a tone set by production-code Hollywood since the early 1930s, had spent three decades positioning largely unambiguous heroes at the center of its rising mass cul-ture. Add government efforts in the 1950s to demonize comics as the mind-decayers of Americas youth, and to push publishers back toward pablum, and youll have some idea what Lee accomplished at the beginning of the 1960s.Suddenly here was Tony Stark, a genius inventor with daddy issues (and, we would eventually learn, an alcoholic narcissist) who fixed his literally broken heart by turning himself into Iron Man. Here was Peter Parker, a meek high-school nerd who had no clue how to handle the creepy abilities and hormonal changes bestowed upon him by the bite of a radioactive spider on a class field trip. Talk about playing to your target audience.Here was Bruce Banner, a military scientist who tried to save someone from one of his test blasts and ended up locked in a battle with his own angry, destructive id hardly an incidental narrative in an era when psychotherapy and self-help were sharply on the rise. And here was Matt Mur-dock, blinded in a horrible accident by irradiated waste, proving every night with precision radar powers, as Daredevil, that disability isnt necessarily destiny. And here were the X-Men, mutants and perpetual outsiders whose struggle to find a place in the mainstream on Earth has been variously framed as a parable for race relations, anti-Sem-itism and the Red Scare.Even Steve Rogers, whose Captain America was the most Superman-like of the bunch, had demons. He was the skinny kid rejected by his World War II draft board who wanted so badly to fight that he volunteered to be a guinea pig for a supersoldier serum that would turn him into the ultimate fighting machine.Captain America debuted during the war years when Marvel was still called Timely Comics, but Lee and his team updated the story for the 1960s by giving Rogers even more ghosts: He lay frozen in ice for nearly two decades after falling into the sea, and awakened out of time in a fast-changing, morally murky world he barely recognized or could navigate.There was another, lessnoticed corner where Lee was equally groundbreak-ing. As Marvels editor, in an age before computers were in every pocket, he worked tirelessly to develop a rela-tionship with his audience.He talked about stuff behind the scenes and curated a tall-ish tale of a wacky, collegial studio of writers and artists who might do just about anything in their pursuit of good stories. His regular column, Stans Soapbox, talked directly to readers in a way that presaged the kind of access to celebrities that Twitter, Facebook and Ins-tagram afford today.Many felt Lee didnt share enough credit with such comics pioneers as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, who worked alongside him in those early years as he developed the Marvel Method of story development. Fair enough. But part of Lees genius was his ability to be a master of collage.Like a Bob Dylan or a Gene Roddenberry, Lee took cultural threads elements already afoot in society and constructed his own quilt. While his source material was sometimes derivative, what he stitched was something new under the sun.And within his emerging pantheon of white male angst, Lee was often an enthusiastic champion of progressive views about race, if not always gender. The now-fabled Black Panther first appeared in a Marvel comic book in 1966, becoming one of the earliest mainstream superheroes of African descent, though it took until 1973 for him to snag a marquee spot in a comic entitled Jungle Action.None of us is all that different from each other. We all want essentially the same things outta life, Lee wrote in the pages of Marvel Comics in February 1980. So why dont we all stop wasting time hating the other guys. Just look in the mirror, mister that other guy is you.Marvel is a calibrated com-mercial juggernaut now, its stories drowning in the mer-chandise that amplifies them. It has been dismissed as mass-produced storytelling for a mass-produced age. Yet somehow, among the things Lee manages to leave behind is a lingering sense snake oil, maybe, but potent nonethe-less that with Marvels tales, still, anything might happen.Because, as Stan Lee knew well before America did, we still want our fantastic, unlikely superheroes to be just like us. Or, more saliently, we want to believe that we can be just like them. And who knows what they might do to prevail because, after all, who really knows what we might do? Maybe we can be heroes, sure, but the rents still due on the 15th.Stan Lee was ahead of his timeIn this July 21, 2011, photo, Stan Lee poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 B1 SPORTS RECREATION | B4VIRTUAL RACES NOW MARATHON QUALIFIERS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com By Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Florida made a lot of big plays Saturday to turn a 31-14 deficit late in the third quarter into a 35-31 victory over South Carolina.But take away one play „ one fluky, almost forgotten play „ and maybe all those other plays dont happen and the Gators are sitting at 6-4 and owning a three-game losing streak today instead of being 7-3.The play of the game turned out to be a scramble play where Feleipe Franks rolled right and threw a des-peration pass that was deflected and somehow found its way into the arms by Trevon Grimes to convert a third-and-8 to the UF 46.Had that fortunate play been just another frustrating incompletion, which it appeared it would be when the pass was thrown, the Gators would have been facing a fourthand-8 from their own 37 with less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter.Bust to boomFlorida quarterback Feleipe Franks desperation pass that was de” ected and somehow found its way into the arms of Trevon Grimes to convert a third-and-8 to the UF 46 may have started the comeback against South Carolina on Saturday. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Up nextWho: Idaho Vandals (4-6) vs. No. 15 Florida (7-3) When: 12 p.m. Saturday Where: Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium, Gainesville TV: ESPNUFluke play launched UFs comeback against SC By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressDavid Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as The Silver FoxŽ for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty, has died. He was 83.The Wood Brothers Racing team said Pearson died Monday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he was born and lived most of his life.Pearson was one of NASCARs first superstars along with Petty, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough, and they raced all over the country as the cornerstone during NASCARs period of slow growth beyond a regional racing series. Pearson was a three-time Cup champion, his 105 career victories trail only Pettys 200 on NASCARs all-time list, and he was inducted into the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Pearsons career paralleled Pettys and the two combined for 63 finishes in which they finished first and second to each other. Pearson won 33 of the battles.I have always been asked who my toughest competitor in my career was. The answer has always been David Pearson,Ž Petty said late Monday night. David Pearson, NASCARs Silver Fox, dies at 83Former NASCAR drivers Richard Petty, left, and David Pearson share a laugh during practice for the Kobalt 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race on March 6, 2009, at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. [AP PHOTO/ GLENN SMITH, FILE] By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Oaklands Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor after leading the Athlet-ics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues.Atlantas Brian Snitker won the National League award for leading the Braves to a surprising first-place finish.Melvin received 18 first-place votes, 19 seconds and one third for 121 points from the Baseball Writers Association of America in balloting announced Tues-day. He is the eighth manager to win three or more times and is one shy of the record shared by Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. Melvin won with Oakland in 2012 and took the NL honor with Arizona in 2007.His As went 97-65 after starting the season with a $68.6 million payroll. They lost to the New York Yankees in the AL wild card game.Bostons Alex Cora was second with seven firsts and 79 points, followed by Tampa Bays Kevin Cash with five firsts and 57 points.Snitker received 17 firsts, nine seconds and one third for 116 points, the only manager picked on every NL ballot.Milwaukees Craig Counsell was second with 11 firsts and for 99 points. Colorados Bud Black was third with 41 points.A 63-year-old baseball lifer who played in Atlantas minor league system from 1977-80, Snitker has spent 42 seasons with the Braves, managing at every level and serving as the big league third base coach from 2007-13. He was managing at Triple-A Gwinnett when took over Atlanta in May 2016 after Fredi Gonzalez was fired for a 9-28 start. The Braves went 59-65 during the rest of the season, and Snitker was given the job full-time.Melvin, Snitker voted top managersAtlanta B raves manager Brian Snitker looks on from the dugout before an Aug. 3 game against the New York Mets in New York. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressThe College Football Play-off rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week.The third rankings of the season were drama-free Tuesday night after every top-10 team won last week-end. In fact, the selection committees entire top 10 stayed the same, the first time that has happened in the five seasons since the CFP was born.With three weekends left until the final selections are made on Dec. 2, Georgia was fifth and Oklahoma was sixth. LSU, Washington State, West Virginia and Ohio State rounded out the top 10.UCF moved up one spot to No. 11 and remained the highest-ranked team from outside the Power Five con-ferences. The Knights on Saturday play Cincinnati, which is ranked or the first time by the selection com-mittee this season at No. 24. DONT COUNT ON STABILITYIn the four-year history of the College Football Play-off, the four teams at the top of the rankings after three weeks have never all made it to the semifinals. As much as it might feel as if the field is well set, it would be best to expect an unexpected result or two over the next three weeks.Three not-so-outlandish upsets that could create confusion for the selection committee:See RANKINGS, B4Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame hold steady in CFPAlabama running back Josh Jacobs (8) carries the ball during the second half against Mississippi State, Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. [BUTCH DILL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See BOOM, B4 See PEARSON, B4

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B2 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 7 3 0 .700 280 236 Miami 5 5 0 .500 199 256 Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 137 251 N.Y. Jets 3 7 0 .300 208 254 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 184 Tennessee 5 4 0 .556 168 151 Indianapolis 4 5 0 .444 260 239 Jacksonville 3 6 0 .333 160 199 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 209 Cincinnati 5 4 0 .556 235 288 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 160 Cleveland 3 6 1 .350 218 263 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 353 240 L.A. Chargers 7 2 0 .778 240 186 Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 213 Oakland 1 8 0 .111 147 272 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 6 3 0 .667 176 175 Dallas 4 5 0 .444 181 171 Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 198 183 N.Y. Giants 2 7 0 .222 177 228 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 8 1 0 .889 330 232 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 241 232 Atlanta 4 5 0 .444 244 254 Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 232 291 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 6 3 0 .667 269 175 Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 204 Green Bay 4 4 1 .500 223 216 Detroit 3 6 0 .333 202 244 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 9 1 0 .900 335 231 Seattle 4 5 0 .444 219 192 Arizona 2 7 0 .222 124 225 San Francisco 2 8 0 .200 230 266 WEEK 10 Nov. 8Pittsburgh 52, Carolina 21Nov. 11New Orleans 51, Cincinnati 14 Cleveland 28, Atlanta 16 Kansas City 26, Arizona 14 Tennessee 34, New England 10 Washington 16, Tampa Bay 3 Indianapolis 29, Jacksonville 26 Buffalo 41, N.Y. Jets 10 Chicago 34, Detroit 22 L.A. Chargers 20, Oakland 6 Green Bay 31, Miami 12 L.A. Rams 36, Seattle 31 Dallas 27, Philadelphia 20Mondays GameN.Y. Giants 27, San Francisco 23 Open: Minnesota, Denver, Baltimore, HoustonWEEK 11 Thursdays GameGreen Bay at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.Sundays GamesHouston 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. JetsLATE MONDAY GIANTS 27, 49ERS 23NEW YORK 7 3 10 7 „27 SAN FRANCISCO 3 10 7 3 „23 First Quarter SF„FG Gould 53, 10:13. NYG„Beckham 10 pass from Manning (Rosas kick), 2:43. Second Quarter SF„Breida 3 run (Gould kick), 13:05. NYG„FG Rosas 20, 1:50. SF„FG Gould 36, :02. Third Quarter SF„Breida 11 pass from Mullens (Gould kick), 8:09. NYG„Beckham 20 pass from Manning (Rosas kick), 6:36. NYG„FG Rosas 31, 2:10. Fourth Quarter SF„FG Gould 30, 2:46. NYG„S.Shepard 3 pass from Manning (Rosas kick), :53. A„69,409. NYG SF First downs 17 24 Total Net Yards 277 374 Rushes-yards 23-97 29-124 Passing 180 250 Punt Returns 1-7 2-24 Kickoff Returns 4-104 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 2-8 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 19-31-0 27-39-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8 0-0 Punts 5-47.6 3-44.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-78 10-97 Time of P ossession 25:46 34:14 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING„New York, Barkley 20-67, S.Shepard 1-27, Gallman 2-3. San Francisco, Breida 17-101, Morris 9-19, Juszczyk 1-3, Mullens 2-1. PASSING„New York, Manning 19-31-0-188. San Francisco, Mullens 27-39-2-250. RECEIVING„New York, Beckham 4-73, Engram 4-46, Barkley 4-33, Penny 2-12, S.Shepard 2-9, C.Coleman 1-11, Ellison 1-6, Pulley 1-(minus 2). San Francisco, Kittle 9-83, Goodwin 4-69, Bourne 4-33, Pettis 4-12, Breida 3-31, Juszczyk 2-10, T.Ta ylor 1-12. MISSED FIELD GOALS„None. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 12 2 .857 „ Philadelphia 9 6 .600 3 Boston 7 6 .538 4 Brooklyn 6 8 .429 6 New York 4 10 .286 8 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 7 6 .538 „ Orlando 6 8 .429 1 Miami 5 8 .385 2 Washington 4 9 .308 3 Atlanta 3 10 .231 4 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 10 3 .769 „ Indiana 8 6 .571 2 Detroit 6 6 .500 3 Chicago 4 10 .286 6 Cleveland 1 11 .083 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB San Antonio 7 5 .583 „ Memphis 7 5 .583 „ New Orleans 7 6 .538 Houston 5 7 .417 2 Dallas 5 8 .385 2 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Portland 10 3 .769 „ Denver 9 4 .692 1 Oklahoma City 8 5 .615 2 Utah 7 6 .538 3 Minnesota 5 9 .357 5 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 11 3 .786 „ L.A. Clippers 8 5 .615 2 Sacramento 8 6 .571 3 L.A. Lakers 7 6 .538 3 Phoenix 2 11 .154 8Mondays GamesWashington 117, Orlando 109 New Orleans 126, Toronto 110 Philadelphia 124, Miami 114 Dallas 103, Chicago 98 Minnesota 120, Brooklyn 113 Oklahoma City 118, Phoenix 101 Utah 96, Memphis 88 Sacramento 104, San Antonio 99 L.A. Clippers 121, Golden State 116, OTTuesdays GamesCharlotte at Cleveland, late Houston at Denver, late Atlanta at Golden State, lateTodays GamesCleveland at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.Thursdays GamesGolden State at Houston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 17 12 4 1 25 63 48 Toronto 17 11 6 0 22 58 46 Boston 17 10 5 2 22 53 41 Montreal 17 9 5 3 21 58 55 Buffalo 17 9 6 2 20 53 52 Ottawa 18 7 8 3 17 62 76 Detroit 17 7 8 2 16 47 60 Florida 14 6 5 3 15 47 45 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Columbus 18 10 6 2 22 58 59 N.Y. Rangers 18 9 7 2 20 52 55 Philadelphia 17 9 7 1 19 57 60 Carolina 18 8 7 3 19 50 54 N.Y. Islanders 16 8 6 2 18 49 42 Pittsburgh 15 7 5 3 17 51 47 Washington 16 7 6 3 17 54 56 New Jersey 15 6 8 1 13 45 54 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 17 13 3 1 27 57 37 Minnesota 17 11 4 2 24 54 44 Winnipeg 16 10 5 1 21 51 42 Dallas 18 9 7 2 20 51 50 Colorado 17 8 6 3 19 59 50 Chicago 18 6 8 4 16 51 67 St. Louis 15 6 6 3 15 52 51 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vancouver 19 10 7 2 22 61 64 Calgary 18 10 7 1 21 56 56 San Jose 18 9 6 3 21 56 55 Anaheim 19 8 8 3 19 44 54 Arizona 16 8 7 1 17 45 39 Edmonton 17 8 8 1 17 46 54 Vegas 18 7 10 1 15 44 54 Los Angeles 16 5 10 1 11 33 50 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Mondays Games Carolina 3, Chicago 2, OT N.Y. Rangers 2, Vancouver 1 Columbus 2, Dallas 1 Anaheim 2, Nashville 1, SO Tuesdays Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, late Vancouver at N.Y. Islanders, late Florida at Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay at Buffalo, late Arizona at Detroit, late Washington at Minnesota, late Montreal at Edmonton, late Toronto at Los Angeles, late Nashville at San Jose, late Todays Games Washington at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Colorado, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Florida at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Detroit at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nashville at Arizona, 9 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m. Toronto at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYOFFSAll times EasternKNOCKOUT ROUND Oct. 31Eastern Conference: New York City FC 3, Philadelphia 1 Western Conference: Portland 2, FC Dallas 1Nov. 1Eastern Conference: Columbus 2, D.C. United 2, Columbus wins on penalty kicks 3-2 Western Conference: Real Salt Lake 3, Los Angeles FC 2CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Home-and-home)First leg Eastern ConferenceNov. 4: Columbus 1, New York Red Bulls 0 Nov. 4: Atlanta 1, New York City FC 0Western ConferenceNov. 4: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Nov. 4: Sporting Kansas City 1, Real Salt Lake 1Second leg Eastern ConferenceSunday: Atlanta 3, New York City FC 1, Atlanta advances on 4-1 aggregate Sunday: New Yok Red Bulls 3, Columbus 0, New York advances on 3-1 aggregateWestern ConferenceNov. 8: Seattle 3, Portland 2, 4-4 aggregate; Portland advanced on 4-2 penalty kicks Sunday: Sporting Kansas City 4, Real Salt Lake 2, Sporting KC advances on 5-3 aggregateCONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS(Home-and-home)Eastern Conference First legSunday, Nov. 25: New York Red Bulls at Atlanta, 5 p.m.Second legThursday, Nov. 29: Atlanta at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m.Western Conference First legSunday, Nov. 25: Sporting Kansas City at Portland, 7:30 p.m.Second legThursday, Nov. 29: Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 9:30 p.m.MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 8: Conference champions, 8 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 2, Tied 4)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ Colombia 4, United States 2 Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ United States 1, Peru 1 Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Todayat Boston 12 211 Chicago Philadelphia 5 221 at Orlando at Washington 12 220 Cleveland at Toronto 10 224 Detroit Miami 2 219 at Brooklyn at Oklahoma City Off Off New York at Minnesota Off Off New Orleans at Milwaukee 9 216 Memphis Utah 4 214 at Dallas San Antonio 5 211 at Phoenix at L.A. Lakers 2 227 PortlandCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Villanova 7 Michigan at Wright St. 3 Toledo at Duke 22 E. Michigan at Boston College 16 IUPUI at Michigan St. 24 Louisiana-Monroe at Florida 16 La Salle at Nebraska 9 Seton Hall at Oklahoma St. 11 UTSA at Houston 23 Rice at Indiana 6 Marquette at Arizona 19 UTEPNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -115 St. Louis +105 at Winnipeg Off Washington Off Boston -111 at Colorado +101 at Vegas -161 Anaheim +151COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Ohio 1 2 66 Buffalo at N. Illinois 9 6 47 Miami (OH)ThursdayToledo 14 13 58 at Kent St. at Houston 13 10 67 Tulane at North Texas 3 3 61 FAUFridayMemphis 8 9 72 at SMU Boise St. 18 20 63 at New Mex.Saturdayat Michigan 26 28 53 Indiana Pittsburgh 7 6 61 at WFU Iowa 19 16 58 at Illinois at Purdue 5 4 52 Wisconsin at Georgia Tech 6 6 54 Virginia Northwestern 4 2 50 at Minn. at Clemson 26 28 57 Duke Penn State 26 27 49 at Rutgers Texas Tech 4 6 57 at Kansas St. at E. Carolina 14 17 68 UConn at Temple 14 14 61 So. Florida at Georgia 45 43 65 UMass Ga. Southern 6 6 53 at Co.Caro. Missouri 6 6 55 at Tennessee at Kentucky 14 16 45 Middle Tenn. Ohio State 13 14 58 at Maryland N.C. State 19 16 63 at Louisville at UCF 11 7 58 Cincinnati at Auburn 33 28 60 Liberty FIU 6 6 47 at Charlotte at BYU 22 24 55 NMSU at Wyoming +1 2 42 Air Force Utah 7 7 48 at Colorado Utah St. 24 27 68 at Colo. St. Notre Dame 10 10 61 Syracuse at Appala. St. 27 28 54 Georgia St. at Marshall 21 26 44 UTSA Stanford 2 2 45 at California at Oregon 4 4 64 Arizona St. at Wash. St. 10 9 61 Arizona Nevada 14 14 57 at S.J. State at Baylor 4 2 53 TCU at Navy 5 5 52 Tulsa at Texas A&M 15 16 47 UAB at Miss. St. 18 20 46 Arkansas West Virginia 5 4 71 at Okla. St. Louisiana Tech 3 2 46 at So. Miss. at Akron 7 7 50 Bowl.Green at LSU 44 43 52 Rice at Vanderbilt 2 2 67 Mississippi Boston Col. 1 1 48 at Florida St. at Oklahoma 34 36 68 Kansas at Washington 31 32 58 Oregon St. at Arkansas St. 9 8 68 ULM at Troy 22 23 48 Texas State at ULL 17 17 63 So.Alabama Miami 3 4 51 at Va. Tech at W. Kentucky 7 7 47 UTEP Michigan St. 2 2 49 at Nebraska at Texas 3 3 49 Iowa St. Southern Calif. 5 3 55 at UCLA at Fresno St. 16 15 44 SanDiego St. at Hawaii 6 6 69 UNLVNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Seattle 2 2 49 Green BaySundayCarolina 3 3 51 at Detroit at Atlanta 4 3 48 Dallas at Baltimore 5 Off Off Cincinnati at Chicago 2 2 45 Minnesota at New Orleans 7 9 54 Philadelphia at Indianapolis 2 2 48 Tennessee Houston +1 2 42 at Wash. at N.Y. Giants Pk 1 52 Tampa Bay at L.A. Chargers 7 7 46 Denver at Arizona 3 4 41 Oakland Pittsburgh 4 5 47 at JcksnvilleMondayL.A. Rams 1 Off Off Kansas City Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueKANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Ynoa on a minor league contract.National LeagueMILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Agreed to terms with LHP Angel Perdomo on a minor league contract.BASKETBALLWomens NBACHICAGO SKY „ Named James Wade coach.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Placed OL Justin Pugh on injured reserve. Released S Eddie Pleasant. Released WR Montay Crockett from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS „ Released WR Terrelle Pryor. Signed CB Denzel Rice to their practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Named Hue Jackson special assistant to the head coach. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Signed WR Steve Ishmael to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Activated DB Duke Dawson. Released RB Kenjon Barner and LB Nicholas Grigsby. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Waived DE Kony Ealy. Waived LB James Cowser from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Waived FB Jalston Fowler. Signed RB Dalyn Dawkins from the practice squad and DB Mike Jordan to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDKSINS „ Waived CB Joshua Holsey. Placed OT Geron Christian Sr. on injured reserve. Terminated the practice squad contract of RB Mack Brown. Signed C Casey Dunn to the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Announced the 20-game suspension of Washington F Tom Wilson has been reduced to 14 games. ANAHEIM DUCKS „ Recalled D Andy Welinski from San Diego (AHL). ARIZONA COYOTES „ Signed D Jakob Chychrun to a six-year contract extension. CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Assigned F Valentin Zykov to Charlotte (AHL) for conditioning. DALLAS STARS „ Reassigned D Ben Gleason to Texas (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Placed G Jack Campbell on injured rerserve. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Placed F Brian Boyle on injured reserve. Recalled C Pavel Zacha from Binghamton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Loaned F Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to Djurgardens (Swedish Hockey League).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Loaned F Ryan Hitchcock to Worcester (ECHL).ECHLIDAHO STEELHEADS „ Acquired D Colton Saucerman from Manchester for Fs Jack Nevins and Joe Pendenza. Announced D Ondrej Vala was assigned to the team from Texas (AHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerSAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES „ Named Omar Zarif and Benjamin Galindo assistant coaches, Carlos Roa goalkeeper coach, Guido Bonini strength and conditioning coach and Fabio Alvarez kinesiologist.United Soccer LeagueNEW YORK RED BULLS II „ Exercised 2019 options on D Jordan Scarlett, Ms Chris Lema and Jared Stroud and Fs Amando Moreno and Tom Barlow. Declined options on G Scott Levene, Ds Niko De Vera and Lucas Stauffer and Ms Jose Aguinaga and Steve Echevarria.National Premier Soccer LeagueBOSTON CITY FC „ Announced the resignation of coach Palhinha.COLLEGESNCAA „ Granted immediate eligibility to Georgia Tech mens basketball F James Banks. EARLHAM „ Suspended its football program for the 2019 season. THIEL „ Announced the resignation of football coach Dan Blume. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLL The top 25 teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, total points based on 25 points for a “ rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RECORD PTS LW 1. Duke (48) 2-0 1,606 4 2. Kansas (14) 1-0 1,571 1 3. Gonzaga 2-0 1,478 3 4. Virginia (2) 2-0 1,326 5 5. Tennessee (1) 2-0 1,306 6 6. Nevada 2-0 1,277 7 7. North Carolina 2-0 1,260 8 8. Villanova 2-0 1,139 9 9. Auburn 2-0 1,132 11 10. Kentucky 1-1 1,054 2 11. Michigan State 1-1 919 10 12. Kansas State 1-0 892 12 13. Oregon 2-0 739 14 14. Florida State 2-0 731 17 15. Syracuse 2-0 673 16 16. Virginia Tech 1-0 664 15 17. Mississippi State 2-0 549 18 18. Michigan 2-0 486 19 19. Clemson 2-0 350 22 20. UCLA 2-0 340 21 21. Texas Christian 2-0 323 20 22. Louisiana State 2-0 248 23 23. Purdue 2-0 218 24 24. Marquette 2-0 155 „ 25. Buffalo 2-0 154 „ Others receiving votes: West Virginia 145, Indiana 131, Nebraska 41, Wisconsin 32, Washington 29, Maryland 28, Notre Dame 24, Miami 16, Ohio St. 14, Alabama 11, Florida 9, Iowa St. 9, Louisville 8, Texas 6, Texas Tech 5, Arizona St. 4, Butler 4, Vanderbilt 4, Loyola of Chicago 3, Arizona 2, Marshall 2, St. Johns 2, Xavier 2, Davidson 1, Furman 1, Penn 1, S. Illinois 1.THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternMondays GamesNo. 2 Kansas 84, Vermont 68 No. 7 N orth Carolina 90, Stanford 72 No. 12 Kansas State 64, Denver 56 No. 25 Buffalo 62, Southern Illinois 35Tuesdays GamesNo. 5 Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech, late No. 22 LSU vs. Memphis, lateTodays GamesNo. 1 Duke vs. Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. No. 8 Villanova vs. No. 18 Michigan, 6:30 p.m. No. 9 Auburn vs. Mississippi College, 8 p.m. No. 10 Kentucky vs. North Dakota, 9 p.m. No. 11 Michigan State vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. No. 19 Clemson vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. No. 24 Marquette at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. SCHEDULEAll times EasternTODAYS GAMES EASTMichigan at Villanova, 6:30 p.m. Bryn Athyn at Drexel, 7 p.m. Kean at NJIT, 7 p.m. IUPUI at Boston College, 7 p.m. St. Peters at Bryant, 7 p.m. Lyndon State at Vermont, 7 p.m. Coppin St. at Navy, 7 p.m. Queens (NY) at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. NC A&T at Hofstra, 7 p.m. Nazareth (NY) at Colgate, 7 p.m. Boston U. at Albany (NY), 7:30 p.m. Mount Aloysius at Robert Morris, 7:30 p.m.SOUTHSt. Francis Brooklyn at Richmond, 11 a.m. Mount St. Marys at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. La Salle at Florida, 7 p.m. Edward Waters at North Florida, 7 p.m. E. Michigan at Duke, 7 p.m. SC-Upstate at VMI, 7 p.m. Johnson (FL) at The Citadel, 7 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Clemson, 7 p.m. Miles at Samford, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at UAB, 8 p.m. Birmingham-Southern at Alabama St., 8 p.m. Mississippi College at Auburn, 8 p.m. North Dakota at Kentucky, 9 p.m.MIDWESTMcKendree at Indiana St., 7 p.m. Radford at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Michigan St., 7 p.m. Toledo at Wright St., 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Bradley, 8 p.m. Dominican (IL) at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. Prairie View at Rio Grande, 8 p.m. Niagara at Loyola of Chicago, 8 p.m. N. Arizona at Nebraska-Omaha, 8 p.m. Marquette at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTRice at Houston, 8 p.m. UTSA at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m. W. Carolina at SMU, 8 p.m. Texas A&M-Commerce at North Texas, 8 p.m.FAR WESTUTEP at Arizona, 8 p.m. Grambling St. at Wyoming, 9 p.m. Montana St. at Colorado St., 9 p.m. Saint Marys (Cal) at New Mexico St., 9 p.m. Washington St. at Seattle, 10 p.m. Texas Southern at San Diego St., 10 p.m. Stetson at Southern Cal, 10 p.m.WOMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLLThe top 25 teams in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, total points based on 25 points for a “ rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RECORD PTS. LW 1. Notre Dame (30) 1-0 774 1 2. UConn 1-0 736 2 3. Oregon (1) 2-0 704 3 4. Baylor 3-0 679 4 5. Louisville 2-0 664 5 6. Mississippi State 2-0 593 6 7. Stanford 2-0 560 7 8. Oregon State 1-0 535 8 9. Maryland 2-0 508 9 10. South Carolina 1-0 492 10 11. Texas 1-0 457 11 12. Tennessee 1-0 428 11 13. Iowa 2-0 391 13 14. Georgia 2-0 368 14 15. DePaul 1-0 319 15 16. Missouri 1-0 290 16 17. North Carolina State 2-0 273 17 18. Syracuse 1-1 259 18 19. Marquette 3-0 228 19 20. Texas A&M 2-0 182 20 21. South Florida 2-0 160 22 22. Arizona State 1-1 120 23 23. California 2-0 108 24 24. Miami 3-0 107 25 25. Minnesota 1-0 41 „ Others receiving votes: West Virginia 32, Cent Michigan 26, Northwestern 15, Duke 7, Boise St. 4, TCU 4, Drake 3, Michigan 3, Florida St. 2, Virginia Tech 2, Buffalo 1. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternMondays GamesNo. 1 Notre Dame 75, Pennsylvania 55 No. 11 Texas 64, North Texas 54Tuesdays GamesNo. 13 Iowa at Western Kentucky, late No. 16 Missouri vs. Missouri State, late No. 23 California at BYU, lateTodays GamesNo. 3 Oregon at Utah State, 9 p.m. No. 8 Oregon State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 2 p.m. No. 9 Maryland at George Washington, 7 p.m. No. 12 Tennessee vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m. No. 14 Georgia at UCLA, 2 p.m. No. 18 Syracuse vs. No. 20 Texas A&M at White Plains, N.Y., 7 p.m. No. 25 Minnesota at Xavier, 7 p.m. CALENDAR MLBNow-15 „ All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 12 „ Rookies of the Year announced Nov. 13 „ Managers of the Year announced Nov. 14-15 „ Owners meetings, Atlanta. Nov. 14 „ Cy Young Awards announced Nov. 15 „ Most Valuable Player Awards announced Nov. 26-29 „ Major League Baseball Players Association executive board meeting, Irving, Texas. Nov. 30 „ Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 „ Hall of Fame Todays Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.2019Jan. 11 „ Salary arbitration “ gures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 „ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 „ Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. June 29-30 „ New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. FS1 „ Michigan at Villanova 7 p.m. SEC „ La Salle at Florida 7:30 p.m. BTN „ Seton Hall at Nebraska 8:30 p.m. FS1 „ Marquette at Indiana 9 p.m. SEC „ North Dakota at Kentucky COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Buffalo at Ohio 8 p.m. ESPNU „ Miami (OH) at Northern Illinois GOLF 11 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Emirates Australian Open, “ rst round, at The Lake GC, Sydney NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FS-Florida „ Philadelphia at Orlando 7:30 p.m. SUN „ Miami at Brooklyn 8 p.m. ESPN „ New Orleans at Minnesota 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ Portland at LA Lakers NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN „ St. Louis at Chicago 10:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Anaheim at VegasBy Will GravesThe Associated PressPITTSBURGH „ LeVeon Bells patience on the football field sets him apart.In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions.His ability to put his hand on the back of an offensive lineman while waiting for the hole to open „ much like a child sticking close to a parent in a crowded store „ helps him make the remarkably difficult at times look remarkably easy.His career at a crossroads partly of his own making, Bell will have to rely on that patience now more than ever after the two-time All-Pro declined to sign his one-year, $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steel-ers by Tuesdays deadline, making him ineligible to play for the AFC North leaders or anyone else this season.The unprecedented move sets Bell up for the potentially bigtime payday he has long been searching when he becomes a free agent in the spring, provided theres a team willing to splurge on one of the leagues more talented if mercurial players.While TV cameras set up outside the teams practice facility on Tuesday to catch Bell if he decided to show up for work for the first time in nearly 10 months, the 26-year-old never pulled up to the gates, ending „ for now „ one of the more unusual labor standoffs between a team and a player in the era of free agency.Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin seemed resigned to Bells decision shortly before the 4 p.m. deadline, saying simply so be itŽ when asked about the possibility of Bell not returning to the team that selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft and helped mold him into one of the leagues most dynamic threats.Even when we dont understand it, were sensitive to it, so were not shocked when things happen from a business standpoint, no,Ž Tomlin said.The Steelers (6-2-1), who have won five straight to sprint to the top of the division heading into a visit to Jacksonville on Sunday, will turn to second-year back James Conner and reserves Stevan Ridley and rookie Jaylen Samuels to help shoulder the load with Bell out of the picture.Conner, third in the NFL with 771 yards rushing, remained in the concussion protocol on Tuesday after leaving last Thurs-days blowout win against Carolina but could practice as early as Wednesday.All season Tomlin stressed he was focused on the players in the locker room and not the ones outside it. He hardly seemed bothered by the idea of Pittsburghs quest for a postseason berth continuing without Bell.That train has left the station,Ž Tomlin said. Were comfortable with how we function, the people at our disposal, the division of labor and our ability to ready ourselves for the challenges.ŽThe Steelers drafted Bell with the 48th overall pick five years ago, won over by his youth, size and ver-satility. Along with wide receiver Antonio Brown, Bell became the linchpin in which the Steelers rebuilt themselves on the fly as the franchises identity shifted from away from the defense that fueled three Super Bowl appearances in six years from 2005-2010 toward an offense that ranked among the most explosive in the league.Steelers RB LeVeon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 B3By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Jason Dufner scanned down both sides of the crowded practice range Tuesday at Sea Island as he tried to find a spot to practice. So many players, even if he doesnt know all their names. And so few trophies. It was another reminder to Dufner that golf has a failure rate unlike most other sports. The PGA Tour had 648 players tee it up in at least one tournament last year, and only 37 players went home with a trophy. Consider the winnersonly start to the calendar year at Kapalua. From the 34-man field in January, 25 players have not made it back. It doesnt take an economics degree from Auburn to figure out that winning isnt easy. Dufner, who has such a degree, came up with his own version of success on the PGA Tour that at first glance seems outrageous. You win 2 percent of your tournaments, you probably have a Hall of Fame career,Ž Dufner said. You throw in a major and win 2 percent of your tournaments, and youre certainly in the Hall of Fame.Ž Maybe he had Fred Couples or Mark OMeara in mind. Couples won 2.4 percent of his career starts on the PGA Tour, along with the 1992 Masters. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame five years ago. OMeara won 2.4 percent of his PGA Tour events, plus two majors in 1998. He was inducted two years later. Another example is Davis Love III, who has won 2.6 percent of his tournaments with one major and was inducted last year. Hall of Fame standards are hard to determine now because a 16-person panel of mostly golf administrators talk among themselves before voting who should get in. But the standard isnt what it once was, nor should it be with a talent pool that is getting deeper with every year. Its getting harder to win. That didnt stop nine players from winning at least twice last season on the PGA Tour „ Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau each won three times „ but in Dufners eyes, those are either exceptional players or exceptional years, sometimes both. Dufner won twice in one season in 2012, the year before he won the PGA Championship. He now has five victories in 314 starts. That equates to winning 1.6 percent of his PGA Tour starts with one major. So the Hall of Fame is not in the picture. I better get going,Ž Dufner said with a laugh.One measure of difficulty is who didnt win this year, a list that includes Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Henrik Stenson, who all started the year among the top 10 players in the world.Another measure is who ended long droughts.The most famous is Tiger Woods, an exception in many cases. His victory at the Tour Championship was his first since 2013, and it followed four surgeries on his back. Phil Mickel-son in Mexico City won for the first time since 2013. Matt Kuchar won last week at Mayakoba, his first on the PGA Tour since 2014. Keegan Brad-ley, whose two victories as a rookie included the PGA Championship, won the BMW Championship for his first PGA Tour title since 2012.Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson crushed the field at The Players Championship for his first victory since 2013.The key ingredient in Dufners model, of course, is playing long enough so that winning 2 percent of tournaments actually means some-thing. And those who last that long usually build up scar tissue from all the times they failed to win. Losing happens a lot.Justin Rose and John-son are among those who have made winning a habit. Johnson has won every calendar year since 2008 on the PGA Tour except for 2014. Rose has won every year since 2010 except for 2016, though he won Olympic gold in Rio de Janiero that summer. Winning every year is extremely tough to do,Ž Dufner said. Its just a fine line out here.Ž How fine?Dufner has a model for that, too.You have to have a 95 percent-plus success rate to win,Ž he said.He defines success on a hole-by-hole basis in a negative sense. Its more about what a player doesnt do wrong as opposed to what he did right. Last week in Maya-koba, he said he had five penalty drops and three-putted three times. Thats not success. Dufner shot 13-under 271 and finished nine shots behind Kuchar.I probably had 15 or 20 shots that were not successful,Ž he said, esti-mating his success rate at 90 percent.For the 309th time in 314 starts on the PGA Tour, he failed to win.Then again, Dufner went over $26 million in career earnings. Failure is relative.Dufner does the math in determining success rateTiger Woods plays a shot on the 12th fairway as Jason Dufner looks on during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, July 18 in Carnoustie, Scotland. Dufner says winning on the PGA Tour is so hard that anyone winning 2 percent of their events in a long career can be considered for the Hall of Fame. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Aaron BeardThe Associated PressCHAPEL HILL, N.C. „ Buffalo grabbed head-lines for taking down Arizona in last years NCAA Tournament, then going on the road to hand a ranked West Vir-ginia team its first loss in a home opener in 15 years.The 25th-ranked Bulls wont surprise anyone now, not with the programs first appearance in the AP Top 25 .Buffalos win against the Mountaineers was enough to lift the MidAmerican Conference program into the final spot in Mondays latest poll. Hours later, the Bulls (3-0) won their second road game this season by beating Southern Illinois 62-53 .I told (the players) congrats, and I just said, listen, if youre going to sit on your phones all day and search your name and Buffalo basketball, its a negative,Ž fourth-year coach Nate Oats told The Associated Press after Monday nights win. We can use it for a positive and it should motivate you to play even harder to prove these voters right, that they know what theyre talking about, that now more people are going to be watching us.So lets make sure that all these accolades we get this year, we use them as positives and they dont turn into negatives for us.ŽUnlike teams that fly largely unnoticed until the wins pile up in February, Buffalo needed only a week of the regular season to make its move.Part of that carries over from one of the biggest March moments in last years NCAA first round: a blowout win against an Arizona team that featured No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Deandre Ayton. The Bulls lost to Kentucky in the second round to close a 27-win season, which sustained momentum from the program making its first NCAA trip in 2015 „ under current Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley „ and then going twice more in Oats first three seasons.Then, on Friday Buf-falo beat then-No. 13 West Virginia behind 43 points and 14 rebounds from CJ Massinburg.Buffalo has a couple of notable nonconference games on the schedule in December, including consecutive road games at No. 15 Syracuse and No. 24 Marquette.No. 25 Bu alo earns rst AP ranking

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B4 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com RECREATIONRunners enter virtual marathons to qualify for the real thingBy Naureen MalikBloombergThe New York City Marathon is so popular that hundreds of runners braved the 26.2-mile distance on their own „ no fuel stalls, no Gatorade tables, no bathroom stations, not even any cheer zones „ just for a shot to take on the real thing next year.The 500 endurance enthu-siasts signed up to participate in a virtualŽ marathon, which was held for the first time by the New York Road Runners organization. The registrants, each of whom paid $100 ($120 for nonmembers), ranged from age 21 to 67. They ran in 28 countries and 39 U.S. states, from Florida and California to New Jersey and New York.Once they finished the mileage, logged through the Strava app (it must be outside, not on a treadmill), the runners earned a real medal, specially designed for the vir-tual race. Even better, theyll receive guaranteed entry into the 2019 race.The existence of such virtual races underscores the rising global popularity of running as a sport „ accord-ing to Statistica, the number of overall participants in the U.S. has risen 44 percent since 2006, to 55.9 million people last year. Because races through major cities are capped for security and logistics reasons, however, trying to get a spot in any of the popular marathons has become more about luck than speed.About 50,000 people took part in the New York City Marathon earlier this month, but most of those spots are earned through charity fundraising or running other races to qualify. Only 15,500 spots in the race were designated for general entry, and roughly 105,000 people applied for the lottery this year. Likewise, the 2019 Tokyo Marathon, to be held in March, received more than 330,000 general entry appli-cants for its 27,370 available spots. The London marathon, held next April, received a record 414,000 applications for 40,000 slots, according to Ryan Goad, a spokesman for the event.The virtual marathon was organized through Strava Inc., whose app began in 2009 as GPS-tracking software for cycling but now counts runners as its fastest-growing group of users. With 35 mil-lion participants, its become the platform of choice for New York Road Runners as well as Lululemon Athletica Inc., which has the largest running club on the service.For Lululemons Ghost Race series earlier this month, the brand held virtual runs in 12 cities across America and registered 35,000 people, up from 1,200 who joined in when it premiered in 2016. Lululemon spokeswoman Erin Hankinson says the brand is teaming up with Strava in January to host its third annual ‡ challenge, where participants can choose to run 40 or 80 kilometers over a two-week period.Going virtual is a new way to get interested marathoners involved, says Michael Capir-aso, chief executive officer of New York Road Runners. We continue to look at how we can engage with people outside of New York City,Ž he said. This year has been the beta yearŽ for testing virtual races: In all, the organization has 10 virtual races on the schedule in 2018, and more than 15,000 people have finished the first seven. Last week the nonprofit added another first: the Virtual Turkey Trot 5K, to be held on Thanksgiving Day.A virtual successRunners are offered Gatorade during the 2007 New York Marathon. As many as 500 runners took part in a virtual marathon earlier this month to gain entry into next years New York Marathon. [ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG] To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul. jenkins@dailycommercial. com or 352-365-8204. Start Thanksgiving with 5K runThe Golden Triangle YMCA will be holding its 6th annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning starting at 8 a.m.The cost to run is $30 for adults and $18 for children 9 and under through Tuesday. The cost goes up to $35 for adults and $20 for children starting next Wednesday.Race packets can be picked up at the YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive, Tavares, beginning Monday. Race packets are also available the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m.The 5K will be a timechipped race with awards to the top male and female runner along with trophies for the top three in each age group. Tennis doubles league in LeesburgThe city of Leesburg Recreation Department is starting a tennis doubles league beginning in December.The cost to play in the league is $25 and registra-tion runs until Dec. 5, when matches begin.Play will be at the Palmetto Street courts. Registration can be done at the Leesburg Recreation Department office at 1851 Griffin Road. For more information, call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermonts parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont.The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. For more information or to register, visit www.parkrun.us/ clermontwaterfront. Leesburg youth basketball registration underwayRegistration is underway for the city of Leesburg youth basketball leagues.Games for ages 7 to 12 will start in January and games for ages 13 to 17 will start in June.Practice and games will be on weekdays between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the city of Leesburg gym.The cost is $35 per player.Volunteer coaches are also needed.For more information, go to the Leesburg Recreation Departments website at www.leesburgflorida.gov or call 352-728-9885. Open hours at Leesburg gymnasiumThe Leesburg Recreation Department holds open gym hours throughout the week. The cost to play is $2 a day or $20 a year for adults and $1 a day or $10 a year for youths ages 12 to 17. If you play 10 days, you automatically get a yearly membership.The gym, located at 1851 Griffin Road, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturday open gym hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From staff reports NEWS & NOTES RANKINGSFrom Page B11. Alabama loses the SEC championship game to Georgia.This could lead to the most controversial call in CFP his-tory. The Crimson Tide is the defending national champion and Tua Tagovailoa and Co. have been stomping everyone in their path. The Tide is not losing this week to The Citadel. The chances are slim Auburn beats Bama at home. But even if that were to happen, Alabama could quickly redeem itself by beat-ing Georgia to win the SEC on championship weekend. A 12-1 SEC champion Alabama is not getting left out of the playoff, nor should it under any available circumstances this season.But 12-1 without an SEC championship? The com-mittee has already twice sent teams that did not reach their conference title games to the playoff. Last year it was Ala-bama and the year before, Ohio State got there.In Ohio States case, the body-of-work argument was strong enough to overcome being bumped from the Big Ten title chase by Penn State, a team the Buckeyes had lost to in a close game at Happy Valley. Last year, Alabama seemed like a default pick at 11-1 over Ohio State and USC. Both were 11-2 with confer-ence titles, but ugly losses on their ledgers.Could the committee squeeze in the Tide after a loss to Georgia, which would obviously get in, if Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan (and maybe even Oklahoma) all won out? Its not as if Alabama would have a loaded resume, with victories against LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn at the top. But there is also little doubt Alabama would be favored on a neutral field against any team in the country.The committee has to be rooting for the Tide to keep it out of this mess.2. Ohio State beats Michigan and wins the Big Ten.Big 12 fans will disagree, but Michigan at 12-1 looks like a good bet to sail into the play-off „ especially if Notre Dame finishes unbeaten, therefore making the Wolverines only loss a one-score game in the opener at South Bend. The Buckeyes have nice road vic-tories against Penn State and Michigan State. Add Michi-gan and Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game to that resume, and suddenly a season of struggles in Columbus, Ohio, wont look so bad at all. The stain of that blowout loss at Purdue wont come off easy, though, and choosing between Ohio State at 12-1 and Oklahoma at 12-1 or West Virginia at 11-1 or Washington State at 12-1 wont be such an easy chore for the committee.3. Notre Dame loses, especially to Southern California. Any loss for the Irish looks problematic if the rest of the contenders win out. Michi-gan could help Notre Dame by finishing 12-1. The Irish could make the case the commit-tee cant put the Wolverines in and leave out the one team that beat them. Dont let anyone tell you the Irish are out with one loss. Thats shortsighted and doesnt take into account that Big 12 con-tenders Oklahoma and West Virginia and Washington State could easily pick up a second loss before they even reach their conference title games.Still, the Irish at 11-1 pits them against any other once-beaten conference champion, while also possibly forcing the committee to justify putting Michigan in and leaving the Irish out. And if Notre Dames loss is to USC, it could put a spotlight on Washington States poorly officiated loss to the Trojans back in September by virtue of comparing common opponents. Game, perhaps, is over.The comeback, perhaps, never happensBut the play was made, and the Gators „ and the game „ were never the same from that point on.That one fluke play launched the comeback.After the Grimes catch, the Gators were suddenly unstoppable.Three plays later, Kadar-ius Toney scored on an 18-yard screen pass with 56 seconds left in the third quarter to make it a 31-21 game.On UFs next possession, the Gators drove 89 yards in eight plays, closing it out with a 23-yard TD run by Lamical Perine with 11:03 remaining in the game to draw UF to within three, 31-28.Following another defen-sive stop that gave the ball right back to the offense, the Gators drove 66 yards, all on the ground, for the winning touchdown, which came on a 1-yard dive by Franks on fourth-and-goal with 4:47 remaining.After that unlikely third-down catch by Grimes in the third quarter, the Gators outscored the Gamecocks 21-0 and outgained them 243 yards to 36. Comeback complete. Game won, 35-31.Had Grimes not made that catch, well ƒThose guys had, what, lost two games in a row,Ž South Carolina linebacker T.J. Brunson said after the game. They were getting ready to go off of that cliff. But then momentum changed (with that play). That gave them the mindset that theyre still in it. After that happened, those guys just picked it up and started playing a lot harder the rest of the game. We just didnt stop them enough after that.ŽThe game had seemed all but over before the critical third-down conversion. The Gamecocks had just gone up 31-14 after setting up a short touchdown run with an 89-yard catch-and-run by wide receiver Deebo Samuel. When UF opened its next possession with a false start penalty on tackle Martez Ivey, the Gators seemed dead.Then Grimes caught a 15-yard pass from Franks for a first down.Two plays later, Grimes reeled in the deflected pass to convert third-and-8. Comeback on.That was a big play in the game,Ž UF coach Dan Mullen said. After they scored their last touchdown, the stats werent very close. After they went up 31-14, the stats were very lopsided. That was just a big play. We mightve had to punt in that situation. Watching it, it was pretty much a busted play all the way around.When you have good players, the ball tends to bounce your way more when you go hard. A guy just made a play. Getting the first down there was critical for us. Its hard to say that play changed the game, but that first down in that situation did.ŽMullen said the way the Gators played after the play is an indication of what they were capable of doing on offense Saturday, but penalties kept putting the Gators behind the chains earlier in the game.That play converted that first down,Ž Mullen said. If Im not mistaken, that point on „ and thats when you see the stats go (in UFs favor) „ we didnt have any self-inflicted penalties, any self-inflicted problems on offense. The point is, what if we didnt do self-inflicted stuff the whole day, would the whole day have been that way? And if we can execute at a high level, look at what we can accomplish when were not shooting ourselves in the foot.Ž BOOMFrom Page B1David and I battled each other for wins, most of the time finishing first or second to each other. It wasnt a rivalry, but more mutual respect. David is a Hall of Fame driver who made me better. He pushed me just as much as I pushed him on the track. We both became better for it.ŽPearson beat Petty in the 1974 Firecracker 500 at Daytona International Speedway when Petty was glued to his bumper on the final lap. Pearson then let off the gas slightly as Petty dropped out of his wake, Petty pulled up alongside Pearson and passed him. With the finish line in sight, Pearson then used a slingshot pass out of the high-banked final turn to zip past Petty and snatch the victory.Two years later in the Daytona 500, Pearson and Petty collided near the finish line. Both cars slid into the grass, Petty was unable to restart his engine and Pearson got the win when he limped his damaged car across the finish line.Pearson began on the short tracks of the Caroli-nas, graduated to NASCAR in 1960, and his champion-ships came in the only three seasons „ 1966, 1968 and 1969 „ in which he com-peted in the entire NASCAR schedule. PEARSONFrom Page B1

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DEAR ABBY: It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers. My two teenage grandchildren have never thanked me for a birthday or Christmas gift. I gave one of them a set of personalized notepaper, but it didn't spur any action. Birthdays have come and gone this year, but Christmas is on the way. I'm wondering what I can do to reach these young people in a meaningful manner. I'm older now and don't know how much longer I'll be around to inuence them. I recall you had a booklet that addresses writing thank-you notes, among other subjects. Do you still have it available? -LOVING GRAN IN OKLAHOMA DEAR LOVING GRAN: Yes, my "How to Write Letters" booklet is still available. And it's because the topic of thank-you notes (or the lack of them) is one of the most common complaints I get from readers. If someone sends a gift or a check and it isn't acknowledged, the message the giver receives is that it wasn't appreciated, which is insulting and hurtful. One of the main reasons people don't send thank-you notes is they don't know what to say, or they are afraid they will say the wrong thing. They think the note has to be long and owery when, in fact, short and to the point is more effective. That's the reason "How to Write Letters" was written. It contains samples of thank-you letters for birthday gifts, shower gifts, wedding gifts, as well as those that arrive around holiday time. It also includes letters of congratulations and ones that are especially difcult to write -including letters of condolence for the loss of a parent, a spouse or a child. It can be ordered by sending your name, mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Letters Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) It can be used to tailor your own messages. With the holiday season approaching and people sending gifts and messages through the end of the year, this is the perfect time to be able to reply with a handwritten letter, note or well-written email. Because composition of letters and notes is not always effectively taught in the schools, my booklet can provide an easy way for parents to teach their children proper etiquette -a valuable lesson that will last them a lifetime. DEAR ABBY: Most of my friends are guys, and people tend to assume that I have slept with them or that we have dated, but it's not true. How do I answer when someone asks, "Is this your boyfriend?" or, "Have you guys dated?" without coming off as offended when I answer? -NOT THE CASE DEAR NOT THE CASE: All you have to do is smile and say, "We're not involved romantically. We're friends." Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Grandmother is still waiting for thank-yous from teens HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2018:This year you approach your domestic life with greater focus. You will want more freedom to do what you want. You also might be considering adding on to your home, remodeling it or relocating. If you are single, a new sweetie could be driving this compulsion. Be sure that you want this commitment. If you are attached, the two of you work well as a team. What you create will be a reection of who both of you are. AQUARIUS encourages you to take a walk on the wild side.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Touch base with a friend before you get too distracted by whats going on. You are likely to enjoy your exchanges with this person, and you also could receive some helpful information. You might want to ask questions about what is happening. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Look beyond the obvious and consider alternatives. Reach out to several people in your life who could be sources of great ideas. A loved one expresses his or her concern over nances, and wants to know that youre on track. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Reach out to someone who might be mentally distant or closed off. Once you get this persons attention, you can explore certain options. You might be amazed by how clearly this person can explain your situation and its possibilities. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Reach out to someone you genuinely care about. The way you see a personal matter could change dramatically after a serious conversation. Emphasize effectiveness and precision. You will like the results of heading down a new path. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You can choose to be lazy and do nothing, if youd like. In fact, the less you do today, the better. Have a long-overdue discussion, but only if the other party makes the rst move to initiate it. Others are likely to honor your ideas. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Get to the bottom of a problem. Discussions are animated. Each person seems to want to make his or her points dramatic and memorable. Getting through this charade could take talent. Just be present and listen carefully to what is shared. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) When facing a jumbled mess, you approach the problem from a position of sensitivity and no judgment. Maintain a sense of humor. People often conde in you and share their secrets with you. Listen well, but be sure to keep these matters hush-hush. SCORPIO (OCT. 23NOV. 21) You can push as hard as you want, but the other party still might not move away from his or her position. In fact, you might cause this person to take a more formidable stand than he or she normally would. A discussion needs to occur in an easy, relaxed manner. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Reach out to someone whose advice you trust. This person is in a similar situation and can easily identify with you. Talks between you will reveal quite a few commonalities. Dont fall for the ploy of someone you dont trust. Others tend to agree with you.CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might want to review your budget before you make any more commitments, whether for the holidays or for necessity. At this time of the year, you might be more prone to nancial errors. Only you can determine the validity of someone elses offer. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20FEB. 18) You might notice that everyone seems to be reaching out to you, and somehow, even if youre not involved, you could become the center of quite a few projects! Think before you say too much or give your opinions too easily. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) If you feel somewhat under the weather, slow down and take care of yourself. Something might be bothering you that needs to be dealt with. You cant always absorb hostility and say nothing. Its how you say what youre thinking that makes the difference. DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 B5 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching sta. ON THIS DATE: In 1889, inspired by the Jules Verne novel "Around the World in Eighty Days," New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to make the trip in less time than the ctional Phileas Fogg. (She completed the journey in 72 days.) In 1925, the rst group exhibition of surrealistic paintings opened at the Galerie Pierre in Paris. In 1940, during World War II, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry. In 1965, the U.S. Army's rst major military operation of the Vietnam War began with the start of the ve-day Battle of Ia Drang. (The ghting between American troops and North Vietnamese forces ended on Nov. 18 with both sides claiming victory.) In 1969, Apollo 12 blasted o for the moon. In 1972 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the rst time, ending the day at 1,003.16.

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS B6 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 B7 DINETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com I'll never forget the Thanksgiving when our family's turkey went missing. If it had been a living turkey then maybe my mother wouldn't have been so perplexed, but it wasnt. The turkey was already butchered and thawed, waiting to be roasted. Turns out my father had other plans for this turkey. He and a neighbor had decided to inject our main dish with Cajun seasoning and deep fry it. Long story short, no one was really frying turkeys at the time and the idea of not seasoning it with traditional spices was considered very progressive. We didnt know it at the time, but my father was a fried turkey pioneer. My father was able to commandeer the turkey early that morning because my mother had it in the fridge defrosting so that it was ready for the oven. Cooking a turkey doesnt require any special skill as much as it takes careful planning.ROAMING GOURMETGroup seeks donations for ThanksgivingFeed the Soul Lake County will offer food at 1 p.m Nov. 22 at Ferran Park in Eustis. [FACEBOOK] Ze Carter CLEANLINESS3 places that germs like to hideCheck out three places germs like to hide, and things you can do to clean up your act, according to LG.1. Your dishwashing station: Researchers from the University of Mauritius discovered towels can develop nasty bacteria when used for a month. Grab a clean towel every few days, a new sponge every few weeks. 2. Your food prep sur-faces: According to the NSF study, fecal coliform was present on 45 percent of kitchen sinks, 32 percent of countertops and 18 percent of cutting boards. Wash these areas with hot, soapy water before use.3. Your refrigerator: These tested positive for E.coli, salmonella or listeria 36 percent of the time. Discard food thats past its prime, and maintain a consistent temperature between 40 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit. TRENDS Pickled onions gaining popularityAccording to a Datas-sential survey on menu trends, the use of pick-led onions has grown 191 percent in restaurants and diners in the U.S. in the last four years. From 2016-17, their use grew 8 percent. Chefs have learned the pickled onion adds an interesting twist when paired with burgers, dogs, salads and sandwiches. Adding pickled onions to your dishes doesnt have to be the work of a 5-star restaurant chef. Pickling onions is easier than expected, and it adds a delicious kick to any dish youre working on for dinner, lunch or even your tailgating dogs.Pickled onions are great make-ahead options for garnishing meats, adding to salads or sandwiches. While healthier for you, youll not be giving up the flavor.EASY RECIPEChicken Noodle Soup Feeling under the weather? This classic from Delish will cure whatever ails you.€ 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil€ 2 cloves garlic, minced € 1 cup diced onion € 2 carrots, diced€ 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into -inch pieces € 2 celery stalks, diced € Kosher salt€ Freshly ground black pepper€ 32 ounces low-sodium chicken stock € 1 cup egg noodles€ cup chopped parsleyIn a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook until softened, 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook 1 minute more. Move vegetables to one side of the pot and add chicken. Season with salt and pepper and cook until no pink remains, 6 to 8 minutes. Add stock and cup of water and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to pack-age instructions. Season to taste. Add parsley and serve immediately. More Content NowFOOD FOR THOUGHT By Cindy Sharp CorrespondentTAVARES „ When one woman couldn't make up her mind, she created one of the most popular and fastest growing restaurants in Tavares, featuring three concepts „ burgers, tacos and waffles.Rebecca Doherty and her husband, Craig Williamson, had already successfully opened Bru Tap House and were looking for a way to provide some grub for customers. After much deliberation, they opened BTW (Burgers, Tacos and Waffles) adjacent to the tap house in downtown Tavares.She couldnt decide which would be best so they did all three,Ž Manager Jenny Deschenes said. We didnt want to compete with anyone, just enhance. Its not your reg-ular burgers, tacos and waffles here. We have a very creative menu.ŽBurgers here arent simply made of beef. They are a delec-table combination of beef, brisket and short rib served on a brioche bun.While the restaurant offers a build-your-own-burger option, they have thoughtfully handcrafted some more adventurous choices like The Southerner, which is topped with pimento cheese, honey mustard slaw, stout and srira-cha bbq sauce, or the Breakfast For Dinner, which is topped with smashed tater tots, an over medium egg, cheddar cheese, maple bacon and sriracha honey aioli in-between a waffle bun.Tacos are offered on traditional flour or corn tortillas or can be turned into a lettuce wrap. Choose any three for $11, including the Trailer Park with sweet BBQ fried chicken, cabbage, homemade ranch and cilantro, the Gringo, featuring chorizo and beef blend with lettuce, tomato, shred-ded cheese and sour cream, or the YOLO with mac n cheese, chorizo and beef blend, bacon crumbles, scallions, stout and sriracha bbq. BIG TASTE IN A SMALL PLACEManager Jenny Deschenes and owners Rebecca Doherty and Craig Williamson opened BTW in March with hopes of bringing a big city ” avor to downtown Tavares. [PHOTOS BY CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] BTW (Burgers, Tacos and Waf” es) offers a variety of adventurous, out-of-the-box creations. We are encouraging people to have an open mind and try new things,Ž owner Rebecca Doherty said. Its the little details that set us apart. We have ” avors that you might not think go together but they do really well. You wont “ nd another place like this around.Ž For a sweeter taste, try the Rainbow Road, topped with fruity pebbles, cream cheese whipped cream, fresh berries and maple bourbon syrup. BTW o ers a creative combination of burgers, tacos and wa esSee BTW, B10 See CARTER, B9

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B8 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comThis is my personal favorite among pumpkin pie recipes, but if youre a dyed-in-the-wool traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, well, to be perfectly honest, this pumpkin pie isnt for you. I wont say you should simply forget it. It isnt that traditionalists dislike it „ its more that they cant quite bring themselves to approve of it. Its a good pie, even a great pie, but it has a very distinctive flavor, and that flavor is simply not what Thanksgiving dinner traditionalists expect. The average pumpkin pie fancier expects the aroma and flavor of "pumpkin pie spiceŽ that is a staple in most kitchens. The precise types and amounts of spices may vary from one manufacturer to another, and the exact amount of the mixture used may vary from one recipe to another, but the flavor is easily recognizable and dependable. For this recipe, that indispensable pumpkin pie spice stays on the shelf. Instead, the flavor comes from a bold use of nutmeg, plus lemon and vanilla extracts. When Karen Robertson, of Groveland, developed this recipe back in 1997, the people who sampled it pronounced it the best Ive ever had.Ž And she christened it accordingly. But if youre one of those traditionalists, or if you just dont feel adventurous, you might want to put this one away for an occasion when you want to end the meal with a surprise dessert. This is an easy-onthe-cook recipe, with everything but the crust dumped into the food processor or blender. Although the ingredients list calls for fresh pumpkin, Im told that canned pumpkin is a satisfactory substitute. Just be sure to use plain canned pumpkin and not the pie mix. The type of crust is up to you. I really like a Graham cracker crust for this one, but a pastry shell offers more scope for a fancy presentation. When I first encountered this pie, it was baked in a pastry shell bordered with leafshaped cutouts, and was truly elegant „ every pie maker should have a set of miniature cookie cutters for decorating purposes. If you prefer to make your own pastry, dont forget to add a tiny pinch of baking powder to the flour. And the secret to a pastry that is tender, light and flakey, is to cut in the shortening until you have lumps the size of small peas, then continue cutting in until about half the lumps are reduced to the consistency of coarse meal. We like to think of holiday season as a time when calories dont count „ but if calories are a serious matter for you, youre probably uncomfortably aware that a good pie crust is high in both calories and fat content. You can still have your crust and eat it, too, if you simply take the trouble to roll your pastry out thin. It takes a bit of practice, and once youve developed the knack, you may be surprised at how many pie fanciers fancy a really thick crust. If they complain, don't tell them that a thin crust is a more wholesome crust „ thats preaching. Instead, tell them that a subtle and elegant pie deserves a thin and delicate crust. Or plead frugality, pointing out that thinner crusts mean more pies. THE BEST IVE EVER HAD PUMPKIN PIETime: 1 hour 10 minutesYield: 8 servings Ingredients:€ 1 cups pureed Florida-grown pumpkin € cup granulated sugar € cup butter, melted € cup skim milk € 3 eggs € 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg € 1 teaspoon vanilla € teaspoon lemon extract € 1 9-inch unbaked pie shellDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In food processor bowl or blender, combine pumpkin, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg, and extracts. Roll out pastry, place in pan and pour filling into pie shell. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, and pie is golden brown.Note: When used as a dinner dessert, it serves eight. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top with a dusting of nutmeg, or let the kids enjoy it cold, with a tall glass of milk, as an after-school snack. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at practicalpotwatcher@cfl.rr.com.PRACTICAL POT WATCHERThanksgiving staple ends meal with a surpriseFor this recipe, the pumpkin pie spice stays on the shelf. Instead, the ” avor comes from a bold use of nutmeg, lemon and vanilla extracts. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Mary Ryder

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DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 B9Here are a few tips to consider when planning your holiday meal: Plan on 1 pound of turkey per person. Sure that sounds like a lot, but you need to factor in bones. If you are buying a frozen turkey, keep in mind that for every 5 pounds your turkey weighs it requires 24 hours of thaw time in the fridge. The average turkey is going to need a minimum of two days to thaw. Brining is definitely for the birds. Soaking your bird overnight in a simple brining solution will ensure a turkey bursting with moisture and flavor. For every gallon of water, add 1 cup of kosher salt boiled with fresh traditional herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. The average 12-14 pound turkey will require approximately 3 gallons of water, 3 cups of salt and a sprig of each of the aforementioned fresh herbs. Keep the stuffing on the side. Too many things can go wrong when you stuff your turkey with dressing. Make a separate dish and use the drippings to create a flavorful broth to make your dressing. I have fond memories of Thanksgiving when I was growing up. Each year my family never disappoints in making new happy memories, but for many Thanksgiving is a lonely time. My heart always goes out to people who will spend the holidays alone, so imagine my joy when I learned of a group dedicated to ensuring that local people, who would otherwise be alone during the holidays, are surrounded by friends, food and community. Feed The Soul was established by Beth Duckworth in 2016 with the simple goal of feeding the homeless. Her mission and focus grew to include anyone in the local area who would otherwise be alone during major holidays. This Thanksgiving Feed The Soul will be providing a traditional hot buffet of turkey, ham and side dishes. The buffet will be set up at 1 p.m Nov. 22 at Ferran Park in Eustis. The meal is made possible through donations and volunteers. It is truly a grassroots event totally dependent on the kindness and generosity of others. Ducksworth said the need always outweighs their efforts and that last year they ran out of food within the hour, so this year they are going to need twice as much. She is looking for donations of fully cooked turkey, ham and side dishes along with canned and bottled drinks. During the Christmas holiday, along with food donations, they also accept toy donations for local children. Last Christmas they were able to help 17 children who fell through the cracks receive toys. If you would like to donate or volunteer, call 352-409-0654. Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at zecarter12@gmail.com. CARTERFrom Page B7Brining is de nitely for the birds. Soaking your bird overnight in a simple brining solution will ensure a turkey bursting with moisture and avor. For every gallon of water, add 1 cup of kosher salt boiled with fresh traditional herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. By Becky KrystalThe Washington PostIts decorative gourd season, but its also edible gourd season. Swing by any farmers market these days and youll be greeted with a rainbow of winter squash in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. Theyre so tempting you might be hauling a few home before you even know what youre going to do with them. Need a primer? Here are tips to make the most of this seasonal specialty. € Pick the right one. Look for winter squash that are hard, heavy and free of mold or too many blemishes. A deep-colored exterior is a good sign, too. Depending on what youre making, the varieties can be somewhat interchangeable. Youre going to get a yellow to orange flesh, with varying degrees of firmness and sweetness. Kabocha, for example, are firmer and drier, so theyre great for when you want a squash to hold its shape, such as in a curry. Delicata, as the name suggests, have a thin skin that is easy to eat. Butternut and acorn are both ubiquitous and versatile, the former boasting a marked sweet flavor and the latter a more mild one. Spaghetti squash is a class in its own, with a tender flesh that separates into somewhat glassy-looking threads. The massive Hubbard makes for an impressive stuffed holiday main course. € Prep it. When you want or need to peel a winter squash, Ive found that microwaving it first hugely helps. Prick the squash in a couple of spots and then nuke it for a few minutes. The exterior will soften enough to make getting the peel off easier without necessarily cooking the inside. Even if the inside doesnt get noticeably softer, youll have less trouble cutting it up, too. Speaking of cutting, this is where it can get a bit nerve-racking. Find the biggest, sharpest knife you have and get carving. You can steady the squash on a damp dish towel, or slice a thin plank off a side or two to make it rest flat on your board You may need to rotate the squash „ carefully „ as you work your knife through it rather than going straight down in one cut. € Cook it. There are so many ways to cook winter squash. Roasting is an obvious choice. You can roast halves in the oven at 350 to 400 degrees until soft (probably close to an hour, especially for larger varieties), cut side up or down depending on whom you ask. Or chop it into pieces for a much faster bake. Theres also the microwave route, which is the logical conclusion to the peeling strategy. You just let the squash go until its completely soft. Steaming is another possibility. The Posts Deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick likes to slice squash, put it in a shallow glass dish with some water and cook on high in the microwave, anywhere from 4 to 7 minutes. If youre one of the many people who now counts an Instant Pot/multicooker among your favorite kitchen appliances, it can make very quick work of a squash, whether its in pieces resting on the steam rack or halves nestled above some liquid. As to what to make, you have lots of options. Use winter squash in soup, whether its pureed or left in chunks. Add pieces to salad and risotto. Scoop, stuff and bake. Incorporate flesh into muffins and quick breads, or use it in a pie instead of sweet potato. Slices are nice on a wintry sandwich. How to peel, prep and cook all the squashWinter squash come in many shapes and sizes. Theyre often interchangeable, but some varieties work better in certain dishes than others. [PHOTO BY TOM MCCORKLE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST]

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B10 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comThe dining area at BTW was designed by owner Rebecca Doherty to be an industrial, modern design with fast casual service. [PHOTOS BY CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The more traditional Winner Winner chicken and waffles offers a fried chicken breast, malted buttermilk waffles with a maple bourbon syrup, while the Ring of Fire spices it up with buffalo chicken and waffles topped with bleu cheese crumbles, ranch and scallions.For a sweeter taste, try My Secret Lover, which is a red velvet waffle with Nutella, white chocolate chips, fresh berries and cream cheese whipped cream, or the Rainbow Road, which is topped with fruity pebbles, cream cheese whipped cream, fresh berries and maple bourbon syrup.We are encouraging people to have an open mind and try new things,Ž Doherty said. Its the little details that set us apart. We have fla-vors that you might not think go together, but they do really well. You wont find another place like this around.ŽBTW, 115 E Main St. in Tavares, is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.facebook.com/ btwtavares. BTWFrom Page B7While the restaurant offers a build-your-own-burger option, they have thoughtfully handcrafted some more adventurous choices like The Southerner, which is topped with pimento cheese, honey mustard slaw, stout and sriracha bbq sauce. Ingredients € 8 ounces dried soba noodles € cup trimmed and thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish € 2 tablespoons lowsodium soy sauce (may substitute gluten-free tamari) € 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil € 1 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger root (from a -inch piece) € 4 drops chili oil (optional) € 2 tablespoons peanut oil € Sriracha or other hot sauce, for garnish (optional) Steps Position an oven rack to the lowest spot; preheat to 500 degrees. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Add the cup of scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and the chili oil, if using, tossing to coat evenly. Pour the peanut oil into a 10-inch cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the noodle mixture, pressing lightly and spreading it evenly. Roast (lowest rack) until crisped and deeply browned on the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the pancake cool slightly, then run a knife around the edges to loosen it. Use a large spatula to slide it out onto a cutting board and cut into six wedges. Top with more scallions and serve warm, with hot sauce, if desired.More Content Now Soba Pancake With Scallions and Ginger6 servings

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