** TUESDAYRain 75 / 63MONDAYPartly sunny 76 / 63TODAYNot as warm 72 / 54 Panama City News Herald Want to subscribe? Call 850Â„747Â„5050 $1.50 PANAMA CITY Sunday, October 21, 2018 @The_News_Herald facebook.com/panamacitynewsherald www.newsherald.com By Eryn Dion and Heather Osbourne Gatehouse MediaBAY COUNTY Â„ The divide between east and west has never been more stark.For years, the gulf between the tourist destination Panama City Beach and its eastern counterpart Panama City has steadily widened, the Hathaway Bridge the crossing point between two cities growing further apart. In the days after Hurricane Michael, the two were no longer different cities, but different worlds entirely, the landscape and lifestyle con-trasting radically within just 15 miles. Here is a tale of two cities, two ways of recovery bisected by the Hathaway Bridge. Wa e House Panama City BeachThe comforting aroma of eggs and bacon frying on the Waffle House grill in Panama City Beach fills the air Thurs-day, as folks pack into the restaurant for a little taste of normalcy.Customers carefully look over pieces of printed-out paper labeled "Limited Menu," the only real evidence that Hurricane Michael sav-aged the coast just a week prior. Dave Rickell, executive vice president of the chain known for staying open during natural disasters, is at the Panama City Beach location that day to oversee operations.Rickell says Waffle House DIFFERENT WORLDSHurricane splits Bay County in halfAaron Gesegnet cooks up hash browns for customers at a WafÂ” e House in Panama City Beach on Thursday. [HEATHER OSBOURNE/DAILY NEWS] By Eileen KelleyGateHouse MediaCALLAWAY Â„ The night-mares chase him from his sleep. HeÂs in a room. George, his brother, is with him. The ceiling begins to bow, then buckle. He freezes. Boom.Tyler Gay was already an insomniac, but how much less sleep he can he take?He crawls out of the front seat of the truck where he has been sleeping nearly every day since Hurricane Michael and feeds an outdoor cat named Darla. Darla hops up onto the truck bed and meanders over supplies Gay gathered for others who are suffering. The cat crawls over the top of the truck and down the windshield, looking in at him.With the cat, he can at least smile about some things. He canÂt do the same with the reoccurring dream about the ceiling collapsing and his brother. The dreams are partially true and GayÂs run-ning from them. He is trying to make better memories of Hurricane Michael. Â€ Â€ Â€Gay doesnÂt have to be sleeping in a pickup in Callaway, one of the Florida PanhandleÂs many mauled cities dealing with the after-math of the monstrous Category 4 storm that struck Oct. 10. In fact he wasnÂt even supposed to be here. Gay, 25, had been on vaca-tion in Philadelphia with his girlfriend and her family as Using chain saw, man turns trauma into actionMan picks up chain saw for rst time to help community a er Hurricane Michael LEFT: Carillon Beach emerged from the storm unscathed. [HEATHER OSBOURNE/DAILY NEWS] RIGHT: A partially dest royed unit at the Arbours apartments in Panama City, Florida, on Wednesday, Oct. 17. On Tuesday, Arbours residents were given 72 hours to vacate with wha tever possessions they needed. The management company left a note on residentsÂ doors telling them to take out everything salvageable and provide a forwarding address for their security deposits. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] See WORLDS, A2 See CHAIN SAW, A4 TRAFFIC WOES PLAGUE BAY COUNTYLOCAL | B1 FIRST RESPONDERS | A11WORKING AROUND THE CLOCKMany rst responders have been putting their own recovery second Local .............................B1 Crosswords ....................B8 Sports ........................C1-8 Hurricane Photos .........D1-4 Viewpoints .....................A9
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Periodicals postage paid at Panama City, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to The News Herald, P.O. Box 2060, Panama City, FL 32402Setting it straight It is the policy of The News Herald to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarif y a story, call 747-5070.P.O Box: 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 | Address: 501 W. 11th St. Panama City Fl, 32401 | Phone: 850-747-5000 | WATS: 800-345-8688 | Online: newsherald.com PANAMA CITY worked quickly following the storm to open the restau-rants with the least damage, including two in Panama City Beach. Three of the res-taurants were destroyed in Panama City Â„ one will take two weeks to fix, another three and the last will take over a month before it opens again."Business is always brisk after a storm," Rickell says. "We always try to work to get open as quickly as we can. ItÂs a place for people to not only come to eat, but to share stories and concerns. A huge part of why we respond so quickly is to help commu-nities get back to normal as soon as possible."Edward Huff, along with his teen son William, share Hurricane Michael stories over syrupÂ„covered waffles. Huff says they've been work-ing with a local church all week to deliver supplies from as far north as Marianna and all the way south to Panama City.The father and son say seeing places like Waffle House open in Panama City Beach, which was mostly spared by the hurricane's wrath, is a good sign."There are big differences from Panama City to here," Huff says. "There is a huge difference once over the Hathaway Bridge. ItÂs like a line, where things start going downhill really quick.ÂŽ Wa e House Â„ Panama CityThe nights in Panama City are endless.As the sun dips below the horizon around 6 p.m., the area east of the Hathaway Bridge plunges into more than 12 hours of darkness. With the area still without power 10 days after Hurricane Michael, night smothers the city, leav-ing nothing but the droning sound of generators, the occasional pop of gunshots and the stars for company.The sun returns at 6:30 a.m. to bring a new day, illuminating the twisted corpses of trees and devas-tated neighborhoods. No, the sunrise says, it was not all a dream.For most, mornings mean breakfast, and for many in Panama City, breakfast means Waffle House. The location in town, sitting at the intersection of North Cove Boulevard and U.S. 231, serves all walks of life and counts many city officials as regulars. ItÂs cheap, itÂs good, and most importantly, itÂs reliable. So reliable, even FEMA uses it to gauge a disas-ter. If your Waffle House is closed, something terrible has happened.One location on Tyndall Parkway has been bisected and gutted.The restaurant at this intersection, though, appears mostly intact, save the iconic lettered Waffle House sign thatÂscompletely blown out, the letters literally lost in the wind. HalfÂ„full bottles of hot sauce and maple syrup sit at each empty booth, waiting for customers.ÂWeÂre about to get her done,ÂŽ calls out Steve Sutton, maintenance superinten-dent for Waffle House, as he gathers tools from his trailer parked outside the location.The back roof of the restaurant caved in during the storm, says Sutton, damaging the commissary where the food and supplies were stored. But the company has made getting these locations back up and running a priority, and the Waffle House Response team is going full tilt.ÂEveryone is down here right now,ÂŽ he says. Target Â„ Panama City BeachAnn Stewart carefully picks from a pile of fruits and veg-gies just stocked at Target in Pier Park Thursday, prepar-ing for a long journey to Port St. Joe to deliver supplies to friends in need.An emotional Stewart said she was one of the few whose home was spared. Her home is still without power, but that's the least of her concerns while knowing her friends further west are running out of supplies."I'm planning on bringing a bunch of supplies to my friends in a trailer in Port St. Joe," Stewart says. "All they have down there is canned foods, so I'm stocking up on fruits and vegetables to bring over."The biggest thing for us right now is not being able to communicate with people," Stewart continues. "The traffic is awful, too. It took me five hours of driving yes-terday to get propane and ice. I donÂt want to complain because I feel really, really grateful. ItÂs just crazy and stressful."Workers quickly stock shelves and freezers with diary, meats and produce. Hurricane Michael still looms over the store, evident by the dozens of missing ceiling tiles and signs stating alcohol sales are prohibited.Many of the Pier Park Target workers say they are evacuees from Panama City, where the Targetremains closed indefinitely. Brittany Owens, one of those evacuees now living with her family in Niceville, says having a place to work is a relief."I know itÂs very difficult on our team because a lot of my team members have lost everything," Owens says. "ItÂs been really hard on them. It feels good that weÂre able to come here and work.ÂŽStill, the Target holds glim-mers of normalcy.Abby Rice of Inlet Beach stocks her basket with Halloween decorations and birthday presents Thursday, hoping to bring her children a bit of comfort following the hurricane. Rice says her youngsters spent five straight hours cutting sandwiches for victims without one complaint over the weekend, while she continues to visit the area daily to deliver sup-plies during school hours."This is our lives right now," she says. "Even in Target today you see things missing, you see parts that are closed. A lot of the businesses on this end are overwhelmed with people trying to get gas and supplies." Target Â„Panama CityThe shelves are bare in Target Panama City, all the merchandise bought off by salvage companies or sitting in huge boxes sorted in front. Plastic tubes snake through the store, pumping hot air into the ceiling in a desper-ate attempt to stave off mold. Workers with SRM Recovery, the large loss firm that handles Target, line up outside with hard hats and fluorescent vests ready to get their first look at the store.Like most buildings in the crossroads of State 77 and U.S. 231, Target was hit hard by Hurricane Michael. Also like most buildings in these crossroads, the parking lot has become a staging area, a sea of law enforcement vehi-cles, command centers and relief workers.But among the first responders and disaster response, you can still find Target employees returning to work, searching for a sense of normalcy in the chaos unfolding around them.ÂI chose to come back here,ÂŽ says Roger Scott, team member at Target Panama City. ÂThis is my store.ÂŽScott rode out the storm at his home then promptly returned to work as soon as it was safe. When he came back on Friday, three days after Hurricane Michael, there was still two inches of water on the floor.Rob Berry, senior team leader at the store, says every ceiling tile will need to be replaced, along with all the carpet. Some walls will need to be demolished and rebuilt. Right now, theyÂre looking at being operational some time between December and February.ÂItÂs going to be a while,ÂŽ he says.But Target has been good to them, he adds. Anyone still in town can come to the store and pitch in with the cleanup for hours or go to the Beach location, and anyone who evacuated will be given work.ÂThey were told they will get hours wherever they evacuated to,ÂŽ he said. Panama City Beach City HallDebbie Ward has to count with her fingers to figure out just how many days the City Hall employees have worked tirelessly to aid their neighbors across the Hathaway Bridge."It's been 11 days?" she asks in disbelief. "We've had different staff going over the bridge every day to help over there. A lot of people who work here live over there. We realize weÂre serving as the hub for the whole county because weÂre the closest place to get supplies."Ward says City Hall remained open, working as a shelter for officials who were the first to aid the community after the storm passed. On Thursday, City Hall is where public officials meet to extend the Panama City Beach curfew and lift the alcohol ban inside the city limits.In the parking lot of City Hall, semi trucks await dona-tions to ship off to the other side of the bridge. Volunteers are there also, offering free ice and water.While most City Hall employees have seen the damage of Hurricane Michael firsthand, Ward says she still hasn't gathered up the strength to drive across the bridge. All she's seen so far, she says, are pictures of her Lynn Haven home damaged by Michael. Her husband asked her not to go home."Even though I see pictures and drone photos, he tells me itÂs just not the same," Ward says. "You just donÂt stop and think about the magnitude of it.ÂŽ Spring eld City HallSpringfield Mayor Ralph Hammond is a man of action.Anyone who knows him says he is always the first person to jump in and help, whether itÂs hopping on an excavator and helping to demolish condemned houses or cutting through thick brush to help firefighters reach a structure blaze.ItÂs no surprise then, that Hammond rode out Hurricane Michael inside Springfield City Hall off Highway 22, running the command center with police and firefighters. Looking at the state of the building after the storm, though, itÂs a surprise he made it out at all.Both of the buildingÂs two roofs were peeled off. Ceil-ings collapsed in every office, including the one where offÂ„duty law enforcement officers were quartered. Every entrance except one was shuttered, Hammond says, and that door was blocked during the storm, WORLDSFrom Page A1Deputies are pictured outside the WafÂ” e House on the corner of State Road 77 and 231 on Thursday. [PHOTOS BY JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] WafÂ” e House on the corner of State Road 77 and 231 on Thursday. See WORLDS, A4
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** A4 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News Heraldmany Panhandle residents were packing up and dodg-ing Hurricane MichaelÂs path.At the airport, Gay learned his connecting flight back to Tallahassee was cancelled. So he flew to the Northwest Florida, the placehe grew up, where his family still lives. He then learned about Hurricane Michael and its projected path.He had no idea of the approaching storm. He said he got distracted by his vacation and wasnÂt paying attention to the news.Gay and his family got a few sandbags, bolted a piece of plywood to the front window of his brotherÂs townhouse and pulled the couches close together in the family room. Then they waited: Two girl-friends, parents and three brothers.After the storm moved over Callaway, a jarring noise from above sentGay and his broth-ers, George and Vince, racing up the stairs to a bedroom. The ceiling was warped, Gay said. He saw a crack grow.ÂI tried to say, ÂRun,ÂÂŽ he said. They barely made it out. ÂWithout a doubt in my mind, I thought one of us would have died.ÂŽThe front of George GayÂs townhouse is on a slope, and the sandbags were no match for the rain. Water gushed through the door and more ceilings dropped. They wanted out.But the soaked pile of sand-bags combined with wind made opening the doors impossible. Five of them bailed out a small window and sought shelter in their nearby cars on higher ground.Tyler GayÂs dad couldnÂt make it out the window because of an ailing back. So Gay stayed behind in the crumbling townhouse with his father, sitting on the steps as the home continued to fall apart around them.Later, they joined the family in the four cars which were now surrounded by stacks of toppled slash pines like the old game of Pick-Up Sticks. They stayed there for days Â„ seven people sleeping in four cars Â„ until strangers showed up with chainsaws. Â€ Â€ Â€Gay returned to Tallahasseeonly long enough to collect mone y, sending an email to about 100 colleagues about the devastation in his hometown and how he was going back to help.The information technology worker borrowed a pickup and filled it with medical supplies, soup, water, apples, chips, sandwiches, military MREs and tarps.Gay picked up a chainsaw, a hatchet and gasoline, and set out on a mission.He posted the following on his Facebook page: ÂI know many of you in Panama City may still be trapped on a street or in a home,ÂŽ he began. ÂIf that is the case, send me a message and I will try and get to you as soon as I can. I have a chainsaw, medical supplies, food for both people and pets, a truck and many other supplies. IÂm looking to help get anyone out as soon as possible. Share this if you know someone who needs help. Stay safe out there guys.ÂŽThat post was shared 63 times. It took little time for people to respond. Gay, a young man unfamil-iar with operating a chainsaw, got to work. He heard about an older woman who was stuck inside her home after thecar-port came loose and wrapped itself around the front of her house, and a brick wall tumbled over. The woman had been in her home for eight days.ÂI didnÂt think I was going to get her out,ÂŽ Gay said. ÂBut I didnÂt know how to tell some-body that I couldnÂt.ÂŽHe freed her. He hugged her, he said.The net he cast on Facebook widened when he heard a radio promotion about a loosely organized group called the Chainsaw Army. It is essen-tially a web portal created for people in need of someone like Gay, a person with a chainsaw willing to help free of charge.Gay was asked Thursday to go to Paige ParrottÂs house: ÂGo see my mom but be careful, sheÂs packing.ÂŽA gun slinging 63-year-old Parrott joined Gay across the street to free Karleesa KingÂs car from the mountain of downed trees in its way.ÂI guess heÂs with the Cajun Navy or Army or something,ÂŽ King said of Gay and his mission to help people with his chainsaw.By the end of the day Thurs-day, Gay had hopscotched around the Panama City area and helped people at about 10 different homes. He said before he leaves for another chainsaw project, he tries to take a selfie with the folks heÂs helped. ItÂs part of his plan to make new Hurricane Michael memories.ÂI try and throw a hug on everybody,ÂŽ he said. Â€ Â€ Â€Gay went Friday to the city of Parker where two oaks, roughly 50 feet high, were uprooted along with some70-foot-tall pines. It was going to be an all-day job.The Ace bandageGay wore on his right hand to cushion the blister in his palm had been replaced with a decent pair of construction gloves. Gay admitted he was a novice at this chainsaw business when he started Tuesday. ÂThis is the first time I have operated a chainsaw and the first time I have tacked up a roof,ÂŽ he said. Gay slathered on sunscreen and pulled back on the starter chain 15 times before the saw roared to life. He waded into the tangled pile of downed trees, sawdust flying into the air and sticking to his sweating skin like snow.ÂHeÂs doing a great job,ÂŽ said Andy Anderson, 76.ÂGood things will come back around,ÂŽ said Edward Hazard, AndersonÂs son.Perhaps, but what Gay wants are the bad memories to be replaced by good ones. At 1 p.m. Friday, he took a break in his truck Â„ the same seat where he sleeps at night. HeÂd been at this project in front of AndersonÂs home for three hours now. There was a lot more to go.Lack of sleep and thoughts wore on him. He talked of the nightmares that started Oct 10, after Hurricane Michael brought down ceilings and trees at his brotherÂs home. He explained that he canÂt seem to shake the thought in real life or his dreams that his brother George could have died.And then his eyes filled with tears.ÂI hope so,ÂŽ he said, of the possibility that the good memories he is making chase the bad ones away. CHAINSAWFrom Page A1Tyler Gay cuts up two trees knocked over by Hurricane Michael in Parker, Florida on Friday. Multiple residents on the street made requests on thechainsawarmy.com for help in removing the trees blocking in cars and the road. He uses a hatchet to cut off small limbs and a chainsaw to cut the large ones into manageable pieces. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Tyler Gay speaks with Andy Anderson whoÂs home is blocked in by trees knocked over by Hurricane Michael on Friday. The trees are on city property, but the city of Parker has not yet cleared the trees. Tyler Gay makes repairs on his girlfriendÂs motherÂs roof on Friday. trapping them inside the shuddering, shaking build-ing for more than three hours.ÂIt wasnÂt a tornado sound,ÂŽ he says. ÂThat banging and beating, and we realized we couldnÂt get out. There wasnÂt no place to go anyhowÂ„ this was the safest place to be.ÂŽEvery city office, including the police department, main-tenance yard and community center, was 100Â„percent destroyed, Hammond says, along with every computer and every program. Right now, he doesnÂt even know the state of the cityÂs records.The floor squishes and buckles with every step. Insu-lation hangs from drooping wires, swaying in the breeze like ghosts. Light punctures the gaping holes in the ceiling. Hammond stands in the remains of the planning department, the constant dinging of a mal-functioning alarm bell from a nearby railroad crossing cutting through the silence. When asked what it was like in the building, he pauses for a long moment.ÂI hate to say it,ÂŽ he answers. ÂBut pure hell.ÂŽThere is a silver lining though, he explains. In an amazing stroke of foresight, the city purchased the prop-erty belonging to Springfield Nursery on Transmitter Road about two years ago, when the owners came to them with plans of retirement. With the state planning on widening Highway 22, they were in line to lose the front of their building anyway, Hammond says, and needed to make a move. Now, they just need to make it faster.ÂIn one sense, itÂs a blessing,ÂŽ he says. ÂWe didnÂt want to move this way, but weÂd already started planning.ÂŽ Runaway IslandThe Gulf of Mexico's emerald green waters sparkle below the back deck of Runaway Island restaurant Thursday as customers sip on cocktails and eat seafood.Runaway Island was one of the first popular tourist locations to open following Hurricane Michael, serving up a full menu and even alcohol at noon after the ban was lifted. Although people are hungry and ready to get back to some sort of normalcy, customers like Heather White says all they feel right now is survivorÂs guilt."It's an emotional feeling when you see all of the devastation," White says. "You really can't help but feel guilty that your home made it through okay." Downtown Panama CityBy locals, for locals, during the seemingly distant Time Before Michael, historic downtown Panama City would fill to the brim for lunch hour.On Thursday, a week after Michael, itÂs filled to the brim with debris. With no power or clean water in the city, open-ing is a distant hope for many restaurant owners.The front porch of The Place stands in shambles. Around the corner, Trigo fared better but is still closed, though the outside dining area was somehow untouched by the storm. Just a few feet from the signature porch, a clock that once sat atopa nearby bank lies on the side-walk, completely smashed. Carillon BeachThe private neighborhood of Carillon Beach remains mostly deserted Thursday, save for a few property managers and a wedding party surveying the area in golf carts.One of the property managers said almost all of vacationers cancelled their reservations at Carillon Beach until January, and residents are still unable to make their way back home.Aside from the loss of income caused by Hurricane Michael, however, the beautiful Carillon Beach homes are untouched by the storm. The Arbors Â„ Panama CityFor many residents in The Arbors apartments on 11th Street, the privacy of four walls and a roof is gone.Audra Burkett, who lives in the building across from one of the structures that lost its roof, caught the whole thing on video. Her apartment is largely untouched, save for one hole in the wall. The families in those top floor apartments were home when the roof came off, she says, and for days they had to stay there while manage-ment worked to move them to an undamaged unit.ÂI lived here on and off for 20 years,ÂŽ Burkett says. ÂMy mother said this would happen sooner or later. For the first few nights after the storm, Burkett says, the complex was alive with radios playing and grills going. She even sat up playing the guitar, trying to stave off the silence of the dark.A week later, though, the silence has won. The buildings are being condemned, and the looting, which up until now had been under control, is about to get worse as peopleprowl the empty units looking for leftovers. For the first time since before the storm, Burkett is starting to get nervous.ÂIÂm terrified, because IÂm little and all by myself,ÂŽ said Burkett. ÂAnd I only have two candles left.ÂŽ WORLDSFrom Page A2Target on Martin Luther King Boulevard and 23rd street on Thursday. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] A temporary ban on the sale of alcohol was put in place after Hurricane Michael. Panama City Beach lifted the ban before other communities. [HEATHER OSBOURNE/DAILY NEWS]
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 A5 The Associated PressPANAMA CITY Â„ Trees brought down by Hurricane Michael's fero-cious winds took a heavy toll on the timber indus-try in the heavily forested Florida Panhandle, where $3 billion in timber was lost, authorities said Friday.Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said that along with the $3 billion in timber losses, pulp mills, sawmills and other production facilities were damaged in 11 of the top timber-producing counties in state."This is a catastrophic loss to the forest industry in the Florida Panhandle," Putnam said in a news release.Officials also were con-cerned that downed trees could pose a fire hazard.Forest Service Director Jim Karels said the danger grows as the debris dries. The agency is working to clear the debris and establish fire lines that could help contain forest fire, he said.In the swath of Florida's Panhandle devastated by the storm, daily life has become a series of frustrations large and small: Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight.Erin Maxwell waited in line for fuel for more than an hour Thursday at a gas station that never opened."I'm tired and want to go to sleep. I don't want to wait in another line," said Maxwell, eyes closed and her head tilted back on the seat.Meanwhile, husband Mickey Calhoun fretted over the fate of his mother, Anita Newsome, 74. The retired sheriff's deputy was last seen when officers took her to a hospital the day before Michael made landfall, her son said."We can't find her or get word anywhere," said an exasperated Calhoun, 54, wearing stained khaki pants and a dingy towel draped around his neck.A few miles away, 70-year-old Ed Kirkpatrick and his 72-year-old wife, Sandra Sheffield, huddled together in a splintered mobile home surrounded by fallen pine trees. A noisy generator powered the old box fan blowing warm air across their den. They're both afraid to leave because of widespread reports of looting.The man, a diabetic who has a big scar down the middle of his chest from heart surgery, needed medical attention and ice to refrigerate his insulin, said Sheffield, who has a pacemaker. But getting out in traffic takes hours and precious fuel, she said, and loot-ers could show up at any time."I don't want to go any-where because I know I'm safe here," said Sheffield, burying her head in a twisted towel to cry.$3B in timber lost from MichaelDowned trees are seen from the air on Tyndall Air Force Base on Oct. 12. FloridaÂs timber industry has taken a massive hit from damages due to Hurricane Michael. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]
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** A8 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News Herald News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ The Florida Healthy Kids Corp. Board of Directors is expected Thursday to consider waiving childrenÂs health-insurance premiums for three months in a dozen coun-ties slammed last week by Hurricane Michael.Gov. Rick Scott, state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Justin Senior are backing the move, which could waive premiums for about 5,600 children in three insurance programs, according to an estimate posted on the Florida Healthy Kids website.Most of the children are in subsidized programs in which they qualify for low-cost health insurance because of their family income levels, while about 325 children are in families that pay the full premiums.The proposed premium waiver would be for November, December and January in Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Frank-lin, Leon, Wakulla and Taylor counties, accord-ing to a letter that Senior sent Tuesday to Florida Healthy Kids Corp. CEO Rebecca Matthews.The overall cost of waiving the premiums would be an estimated $3.58 million, the information posted on the Florida Healthy Kids website said.Senior wrote in his letter that the Agency for Health Care Administration would Âwork diligently to ensure that Healthy Kids is reimbursed for premiums and resulting health plan capitation payments for these counties in these months.ÂŽIn a statement issued Wednesday, Patronis said waiving the premiums Âcould save lives and help these families rebuild after this cata-strophic storm.ÂŽHealthy Kids could waive premiums in hard-hit areas
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 A9 ANOTHER VIEWOne forgotten tragedy heaped upon the calamity of 9-11 is the great number of people who went missing in the dust and chaos, while relatives stumbled through the following days and weeks searching desperately in hospitals, morgues and cell phones for their beloved. A similar torrent of anguish and gloom descendedin the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. As of early this week, some 250 people were unaccounted for, many of them in the area of little Mexico Beach,which was essentially wiped off the map. The Augusta ChronicleÂs editorial cartoonist, Rick McKee, who grew up in Tallahassee and Chattahoochee, spent many childhood and even young adult hours at Mexico Beach. Smaller and more obscure than the famous tourist destinations of Panama City, Destin and Pensacola, Mexico Beach has been a favorite of locals for its relative quiet. ThereÂs nothing worse than losing loved ones, and losing them even temporarily when they go missing isnÂt any better. But you never expect to lose an entire placeÂ„ one that is so much a part of your past that it has become part and parcel of your psyche. McKee now knows that gut-punch feeling. ÂItÂs just been obliterated,ÂŽ he saysof the Mexico Beach of his fondest memories. ÂItÂs just gone. ItÂs all gone. A part of my childhood is just gone.ÂŽ His mother can clutch worn photographs of McKee as a toddler romping the area. At his brotherÂs funeral recently, there was talk of times at Mexico Beach. ÂItÂs like losing a little chunk of your life,ÂŽ he says. ÂYou know youÂre going to lose people in your lifetime, but you never think youÂre going to lose a place. You think itÂs always going to be there. ItÂs turned into a memory, literally overnight.ÂŽ Even more for himself and his memories, McKee mourns for the people of Mexico Beach and all the other communities devastated by Hurricane Michael. TheyÂve lost their own memories too, but their houses and businesses and schools and churches to boot, and thatÂs infinitely worse. The corner drug store, the neighborhood grocery, the local cafe, all the cherished landmarks. Gone. Your homeÂs walls and ceilings, your favorite recliner, your family photos and heirlooms, the pencil marks noting your childrenÂs growth. All gone. Where will you even sleep tonight? Rick McKee feels their loss more than many today. But you donÂt have to have lived or frolicked on the Panhandle to know the ache and agony in our back yard Â„or to help in their recovery. There are myriad ways to pitch in, including the American Red Cross. American Red Cross of Augusta Executive Director Susan Everitt this week was deployed in south Georgia, where she told us Âthe devastation is real.ÂŽ You can call in your donation to 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669); text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation; or go to redcross.org/donate. We canÂt block the wind or avert the gloom or restore a place that exists only in memories. But we can put a small salve on a soul in dire need of it. This editorial originally appeared in the Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle.Losing your placeSay it ainÂt so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again! According to a recent study published in the journal Alcoholism, low-level alcohol useÂ„ one or two snorts of hooch on occasion may benefit cardiovascular disease, but it increases the risk of cancer. To which I respond: Oh, cÂmon! I donÂt know if our scientists have noticed, but our country is politically and culturally divided. Our people are agitated and angry. LifeÂs simple pleasures are among the few things about which we have any consensus these days. Yet for years, our simple pleasures have been under scientific assault. Back in the Â90s, a series of alarming reports told us movie-theater popcorn would congest our arteries worse than eating Crisco right out of the can. Then we learned Chinese food would fatten us, and that a hearty fast-food breakfast could be so risky we might not make it to lunch. For years, we were told red meat is bad for our hearts. But now, weÂre being told it also is causing climate changeÂ„ so we need to start eating bugs instead! Look, too few Americans are aware of where our food comes from and what is in itÂ„ which partly helps explain our obesity epidemic. But itÂs awfully frustrating that our scientists canÂt seem to make up their minds. For years, they told us coffee was bad for usÂ„ before deciding that, in moderation, it stimulates our arteries and protects against ParkinsonÂs disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Coffee certainly makes my noggin sharper as the workday begins! For years, scientists told us to avoid fat and carbs. Now, they tell us to limit carbs and that proper fats are essential to good health Â„ that some people donÂt have enough fat in their diets! For years, scientists told us alcohol was bad. Then they told us that, in moderation, it prevents heart disease, reduces the chance of ischemic stroke and possibly reduces the risk of diabetes! But now, alcohol in moderation is bad for us again? Regrettably, the issue remains unsettled. According to The Washington Post, the alcoholin-moderation issue was supposed to be clarified by a 10-year, $100 million Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial sponsored by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But the studyÂs credibility collapsed, The Post reports, when an Âinternal NIH investigation found that researchers had engaged in extensive communication with industry representatives before the governmentÂs approval of the trial.ÂŽ Thus, it was canceled. Which puts us right back at square one! Some scientists, including an epidemiologist cited by The Post, say Âdrinkers should drink a little bit every day, without any days off, because alcohol makes blood platelets less sticky and keeps other clotting factors low.ÂŽ But another scientist told The Post: ÂThe burden of evidence is toward alcohol having a detrimental effect on heart disease, even in small quantities.ÂŽ As a result, millions of average Americans are in a constant state of confusion and debate about many things scientificÂ„ while theyÂre also in a constant state of confusion and debate about many things political and cultural. One solution? Embrace the witty wisdom of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde: Enjoy Âeverything in moderation, including moderation.ÂŽ Tom Purcell is author of ÂMisadventures of a 1970Âs ChildhoodÂŽ and a syndicated columnist for Cagle Cartoons. Send comments to Tom@TomPurcell.com.Say it ainÂt so: Alcohol in moderation bad for us again! Tim Thompson | Publisher Will Glover | Managing Editor Mike Cazalas | Editor PANAMA CITY VIEWPOINTS Tom PurcellBy Ron HartKanye West left California and flew east to visit with Donald Trump. Now the media has to redouble their efforts to destroy Kanye, an African-American who dares to think for himself and is trying to escape the Democrat plantation that owns the black vote. It is hypocritical the Democrats pretend to be against bullying. Their main tactic when someone disagrees with them on fact is to make fun of, besmirch and bully them in their domain of media, academia and comedy. Predictably, vicious Kanye late-night jokes followed to send him a message to be quiet. They seem to be saying Kanye is so dumb and out of control, he should be a part of the white side of Meghan MarkleÂs family. Kanye was born in Atlanta, his dad was the first black photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His mom was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University KanyeÂs net worth is in the hundreds of millions, as is his wifeÂs, Kim Kardashian. He ainÂt dumb Â„heÂs smart Â„and that worries the left. Kanye did overcome his manager and fellow rapper stealing from him awhile back. He and many rappers are self-made millionaire entrepreneurs and should be an example to young blacks. In fact, rapper Dr. Dre made close to a billion selling his headphone company and has diversified into farming. He raises beets now in a company I presume he calls Beets by Dre. Kanye has had his share of media drama, but his points made in the Oval Office with Trump were spot on from jobs coming back to America, and the prison state the U.S. runs. In fact, prison reform and reducing the police state in America is an issue that Trump and Jared Kushner should get behind. He sees with the FBI/Mueller $44 million investigation just how petty, expensive and unaccountable law enforcement can be. We have so many laws layered upon laws that no one understands Â„and are unevenly applied in America. If the Democrats lose the mindless lock they have on the African-American vote, they cannot win elections. They cannot afford to lose other minority thought leader celebrities. They will be really scared if Ice-T changes his name to Arnold Palmer. Much has been made of KanyeÂs rejection of the slavery mindset in his Âminstrel showÂŽ as snarky Don Lemon called it. Almost all countries on earth were involved in slavery at some point in their history. America hasnÂt had slaves for 150 years, unless you count Amazon employees and interns at CNN. Black Democrats in America are so polarized and quick to blame slavery on every white person they disagree with when there is scant true understanding of it. But I donÂt blame African-Americans for not taking many vacation sea cruises; they are not falling for that trick again. The pernicious slicing and dicing of purportedly wronged voters into buckets of victims, known as identity politics, was accelerated under Obama and carried out by his enforcer AG Eric Holder. Sadly, both were in a position to heal racial wounds and did just the opposite. Thus, Trump. Racial issues are intensifying, yet racial double standards remain. Whites can listen to rap music, but we certainly cannot sing along. Whites cannot sort laundry without being called racist now. Calling opponents names is easier for the left rather than reasoning through the issues with facts. Kanye seems willing and able to have a reasoned discussion on race, and how the victimization mindset has hurt blacks. He talks of the welfare stateÂs effect on blacks and DemocratsÂ willingness to dangle government handout in return for their vote. He realizes: the cheese in the trap is always free. The left continues to divide us by race and gender (Kavanagh debacle) with false narratives. If you are a Democrat, it is a badge of honor to pretend to be a victim. This DNA test that Elizabeth Warren released showing her less Native American than the average American is another example. She has milked and tried to identify with the #MeToo movement, too. She can meld the Native American lie with the women always being victims lies and should launch the #MeSioux movement. Trump said he would pay $1 mil if she proved she was Native American. Now that she is not, Kanye and Trump should buy Elizabeth Warren a super white Jeep Comanche for the 2020 campaign trail of tears. Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated oped humorist, author and TV/radio commentator, can be reached at Ron@RonaldHart.com, or visit www.RonaldHart.com.Mr. West goes East: Kanye raps a song Trump likes
** A10 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Brendan Farrington and Jay ReevesThe Associated PressPANAMA CITY Â„ Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospi-tal where she began life. She was stunned by what she saw there.The exterior wall of Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City is missing from part of the building, and huge vent tubes attached to fans blow air into upper floors through holes where windows used to be. Plywood signs with green spray-painted let-ters point to the entrance of the emergency room, the only part of the 323-bed hospital still operating.ÂIÂve never seen anything like this before,ÂŽ Racette, 20, said Thursday in a croaky voice. ÂI was born in this hospital.ÂŽMedical services in the Florida Panhandle are still on life support more than a week after Hurricane Michael.Panama CityÂs two major hospitals, Bay Medical and the 216-bed Gulf Coast Regional Med-ical Center, still arenÂt admitting patients. Only emergency room services are available at either facility. Patients with the most serious needs are being sent to other hospitals by ambulance or helicopter.Both hospitals are receiving help from Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, which set up air-conditioned tents in parking lots and oper-ate something like the military field hospitals depicted in the old television series M*A*S*H. Besides the care theyÂd provide on a typical basis, like treating RacetteÂs strep throat, doctors and nurses also are treating many people with storm-related injuries and health conditions.ÂWeÂre seeing cuts, weÂre seeing bruises and fractures,ÂŽ said Martha Crombie, a spokeswoman for Bay Medical Sacred Heart who was flown in from Nashville, Tenn., to help with hospital communications.Back injuries are common, she said, as are people who have chronic illnesses and are out of medication. The hospital is filling prescriptions and providing a list of open pharmacies.Crombie said Bay Med-ical Sacred Heart and its other facility in Panama City Beach have treated an average of 200 people a day Â„ a number she expects to rise when a county curfew is lifted. She said fewer patients arrive after the nightly curfew takes effect, which does have an exemption for people with medical emergencies.Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center spokesman Brad Palmer said the facility had treated 560 emergency room patients in the week since the storm.While they arenÂt admitting patients, the hospitals are stabilizing people with serious injuries or illness and transporting them to hospitals outside the heavily damaged areas.Some people go to the outdoor medical tents, which is where Racette was treated at Bay Medi-cal Sacred Heart. Tony Averbuch, who leads the team of government workers providing care outside the hospital, said business is steady.ÂRight now weÂre seeing between 80 and 100 people a day at this site, but weÂre one of many sites that are across Florida,ÂŽ he said.The teamÂs work fills a critical need for patients and the medical community, as Crombie said Bay Medical Sacred Heart is still trying to check on the well-being of its own workers. Of 1,700 employees, she said, the hospital has heard from only about half, many of whom likely lost phone service and internet connection or evacuated because of the storm.Hospital executives did a helicopter tour with employeesÂ homes mapped out. ÂIt was eye-opening and eye-popping,ÂŽ Crombie said.Conditions are improv-ing, but itÂs unclear when area hospitals might resume normal operations. Cleanup crews swarmed Bay Medical Sacred Heart on Thursday, the same day it regained power. The water also is back on, even though itÂs not yet safe to drink.ÂWeÂre bagging water fountains right now. ItÂs not ready yet, but itÂs coming.ÂŽ Crombie said.Panhandle medical care on life supportA Panama City resident who did not want his name used receives medical treatment, inside the Florida 5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team tent, outside the Bay Medical Sacred Heart hospital. [PHOTOS BY GERALD HERBERT/ASSOCIATED PRESS] A man who did not want his name used receives medical treatment inside the Florida 5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team tent, outside the Bay Medical Sacred Heart hospital, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 18.
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 A11By Zack McDonaldThe News HeraldPANAMA CITY Â„ Passing out snacks in the day and hot meals at night from the Bay Count SheriffÂs Office mobile command unit, Chevina Jackson has heard tales of devastation from scores of her fellow employees.Jackson, a victim advocate with BCSO, considers herself fortunate in comparison. Her Lynn Haven home was battered by Hurricane Michael, but not beyond repair. Jackson said she was lucky to be able to throw some tarps on her roof and return to work 12-plus hour shifts every day since.ÂMy whole neighbor-hood has started cleaning up, and my house is a wreck,ÂŽ she said with a laugh. ÂBut we have a job to do. Of course there is anxiety to get my home in order. But as a first responder, this is what we do.ÂŽIn the aftermath of the most powerful hurricane in history to make landfall in the Panhandle, all offi-cers have been working at least 12-hour shifts every day to restore order. Like the community in which they serve, many lost their homes to Hurricane Michael yet have put aside their personal recovery to help the many in the community who are in need. ÂThis is how we cope,ÂŽ Jackson said. ÂMy house is a mess, and itÂll still be a mess after we get this community back on its feet.ÂŽIn total, about 150 offi-cers from BCSO and the local city police departments were rendered homeless by Hurricane Michael. Much of the county likewise was dev-astated by the storm that raked away power and running water, spawning looting and other lawless behavior. So the week since has demanded officers work Âalpha-bravoÂŽ shifts, alternating between day and night 12-hour shifts.Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said despite 70 of his officers losing homes their morale has not wavered. He said his officers have been tirelessly serving the public to the point heÂs had to order some to take leave.ÂIÂve had trouble driv-ing some away,ÂŽ Ford said. ÂBut thatÂs what keeps me going: their will. ItÂs inspiring.ÂŽPanama City Police Chief Scott Ervin said 40 of his officersÂ homes were left unlivable by the storm, but they still showed up to do a diffi-cult job.ÂThese officers have risen to the challenge,ÂŽ Ervin said. ÂThey have so much passion for this community. TheyÂre out there helping with whatever they can.ÂŽAfter the winds died down in the immediate wake of Hurricane Michael, the main duties of officers was search-and-rescue. As they made their way through neigh-borhoods, they often joined members of the community in clearing the roads of the massive amount of trees felled by the stormÂs almost Cat-egory 5 winds.In the nights that followed, reports of shootings flooded law enforcement agencies and looting was widespread Â„ resulting in almost 10 arrests for looting per night. And as officers ran into the dark to make the arrests, they often found that the suspected looters and disruptors were armed, officials reported.As Parker Police Chief Dennis Hutto surveyed the damage of the neigh-borhoods surrounding the police department, he said that sevenof his nine officers lost homes. In the aftermath, police became a defacto public works crew and labored alongside the city employees that chose to ride out the storm.ÂAs a first responder, when theyÂre activated, they help with whatever they can despite their struggles,ÂŽ Hutto said. ÂOnce the job is done is when they can take care of their own.ÂŽSome relief efforts for officers were initi-ated in the days since the storm. Numerous other law enforcement agencies responded to Bay County to lighten the load of protecting more than 180,000 people and their property at all hours as utility crews rushed to restore power and running water. Some assisting officers stood guard at local officersÂ homes, and some performed minor repairs for those needed on the road for large amounts of time. Civilian and church groups attempted to alleviate the stress on the public and chipped in with supplies and repairs, which quelled some of the root causes oflawless actions.Law enforcement agencies also sought temporary housing for families ofdisplaced offi-cers. However, in some cases, it proved more dif-ficult than expected.Six officers in the BCSO Special Investigations Division lost homes. Of them, some were reluc-tant to accept charity.ÂThese are self-sufficient people,ÂŽ said BCSO Lt. Kevin Francis. ÂTheyÂre used to being the ones there to help others. To turn around and admit they need help, thatÂs tough.ÂŽNonetheless, Francis and his counterparts in other agencies doggedly pursued the reluctant officers. As of Friday, all who were willing to accept it were in temporary housing as the recovery efforts county-wide continued. In the week since Hur-ricane Michael ravaged Bay County, The News Herald rode along with several local law enforce-ment officers throughout their shifts. While spates of unruliness arose in some areas Bay County, the predominant trend was officers assisting citizens and citizens returning the courtesy. It was not infrequent that officers handed out ice and water to those in need, and civilians in return would stop pass-ingofficers to thank them for their service.Community rstLEOs put own needs on holdJohn Arguello, a Panama City Police Department patrol ofÂ“ cer, packs food, sanitation items and water into cars at SamÂs Club after Hurricane Michael on Friday, Oct. 12. SamÂs Club donated the items that will be brought to people in shelters around Bay County. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] First responders gather while checking debris from homes, tree limbs and boats scattered throughout Mexico Beach on Oct.15. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] A team with cadaver dogs checks rubble in Mexico Beach on Oct. 15. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD]
** A12 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Carlos R. Munozcarlos.munoz@ heraldtribune.comMARIANNA Â„ Its his-tory is repulsive, but the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna could open as a temporary shelter for victims of Hurricane Michael.A Jackson County emergency management official told the Daily News on Thursday that the aging reform school, where state and federal investigations confirmed child abuse and torture, is undergoing a damage assessment to determine if it could be habitable.Evacuees are currently staying at Marianna High School, which can house 1,252 people.County commissioners were unable to be reached for comment due to the impact of Hur-ricane Michael in Jackson County.There are nearly two dozen buildings on the sprawling Dozier School campus. State officials closed the school for at-risk youth after a Federal Department of Law Enforcement and U.S. Department of Justice investigations confirmed students were brutally beaten and tortured throughout the institutionÂs 111-year-old history.A University of South Florida investigation found records of nearly 100 deaths from 1900 to 1973 at Dozier School. Two deaths were staff members and the rest were boys ranging from 6 to 18 years old. Historical records are incomplete and the causes and manner of death are unknown.At least 22 deaths in the records did not indicate a burial location. Other state-run institutions kept detailed records of burials on the prop-erty; Dozier did not mark graves.The USF study alleged that poor record-keeping was an effort to cloud the true number of burials and hinder future investi-gations. The universityÂs final report said 55 burial locations were exhumed at the Marianna school for forensic investigation.The state issued a formal apology to vic-tims Â„ dubbed The White House Boys Â„ in April 2017. Further legislation was passed to ensure the 55 students exhumed during the USF investi-gation did not have to go back to the Dozier cem-etery. The state approved $1.6 million to re-inter the students with monuments at a perpetual cemetery in Tallahassee.ÂThe only family they have left are the White House Boys,ÂŽ said Jerry Cooper, president of The White House Boys Orga-nization. ÂI fought like hell so that they didnÂt have to go back to that plot.ÂŽBecause the reform school boys were beaten in a concrete building known as the ÂWhite House,ÂŽ they began call-ing themselves the ÂWhite House Boys later in life, and they had a bond that could never be broken or understood by outsiders. In fact, in 2010, when 67-year-old Frank Marx died of cancer in Sarasota, he was wearing his ÂWhite House BoysÂŽ T-shirt, the one that said ÂFloridaÂs ShameÂŽ on it. Marx insisted that he be cremated in it.About 18 of the White House Boys showed up to receive the stateÂs apology. Some accepted; some didnÂt.In all, the school encompasses 1,400 acres. The state deeded the north and south campus Â„ around 360 acres Â„ back to Jackson County in 2017. County commis-sioners have discussed rezoning the property for commercial and residen-tial usage.The plan has stirred controversy among the White House Boys who donÂt want the crimes at the facility to be forgotten with time. Some have sug-gested the ÂWhite HouseÂŽ be preserved as a museum.Cooper would like to see the building demolished. He is endorsing a plan to use part of the facility for a rehabilitation program to help autistic people in their 18 to 20s return to work.The irony of his recommendation doesnÂt escape Cooper. HeÂs met with city officials and residents to dis-cuss hiring practices and school policies.Florida State University is a big part of the plan, according to Cooper, who said, ÂIÂll vouch for this.ÂŽHeÂs written a letter of approval to Gov. Rick Scott saying the majority of the White House Boys are in favor of this.ÂWe hope that it will wind up being what they wanted it to be,ÂŽ Cooper said. ÂTo turn something so evil into something so good.ÂŽNotorious Dozier School could become a hurricane shelterRoger Kiser, center, stands in front of ÂThe White HouseÂŽ as he recalls his time as an inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys during ceremonies dedicating a plaque to the boys who were punished at the former reform school Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, in Marianna. [ AP FILE PHOTOS ] In this Oct. 21, 2008 Â“ le photo, Dick Colon, a member of the White House Boys, walks through g ravesites near the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. Several men who suffered through severe beatings at whatÂs now called the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys believe the crosses mark the g raves of boys who were killed at the school, victims of punishments that went too far.
** B6 | MEXICO BEACHVACATION COMMUNITY WILL STRUGGLE TO KEEP VIBE The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 B1 LOCAL & STATE B5 | ANIMALSTWO DOGS RESCUED FROM HOUSE BOAT IN WATSON BAYOU B3 | ARTSTHEATERS: SHOW WILL GO ON AFTER MICHAEL Â„ EVENTUALLY By Tina Harbuck GateHouse Media Florida WEWAHITCHKA Â„ They may be small in number, but theyÂre big in heart.The residents of Wewa-hitchka, home of the Dead Lakes and Tupelo Honey, took a beating from Hur-ricane Michael but they are well on their way to getting back up and running.The small fishing town of Wewa, located on the Chipola River about 25 miles east of Panama City and 20 miles north of Port St. Joe, found themselves caught in the cross-hairs of the hurricane.ÂIt was a rough one. I donÂt want to see another one,ÂŽ said City Commis-sioner Johnny Paul.Paul has lived in Wewa for 59 years, and said he had never left for a hurricane. However, Michael may have changed his mind.ÂIf thereÂs an old thunderstorm coming up now Âƒ I might leave,ÂŽ he said.Paul, like most in the area, stayed in his home on State71 across the street In stormÂs aftermath, heart of small communityBEATS STRONGBy Patrick McCreless @PNCHPatrickM firstname.lastname@example.orgPANAMA CITY Â„ Even summer tourism traffic might be a welcome relief at this point.In recent days, thousands of motorists have poured back into Panama City since Hurricane Michael struck last week, and in many cases slowed traffic to a crawl. Travel into Panama City has been made mainly one inch at a time. A simple 14-mile trek from Pier Park to Panama City on US 98 has taken up to two hours each morning this week.ÂThis is worse than tourist season,ÂŽ Jeff Rogers, spokes-man for Gulf Power, said with a laugh. ÂItÂs Destin on steroids."Tra c slows to a crawlBy Jim Thompson 315-4445 | @Jimtnwfdn email@example.comFORT WALTON BEACH Â„ Although buffeted by Hur-ricane Michael, U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Torres and Chris-tina Blair found some solid footing for themselves, their family and friends Friday as they united in marriage.The couple Â„ he's a weap-ons evaluation engineer at Tyndall Air Force Base and she's a neonatal intensive care nurse at Gulf Coast Regional Medical CenterÂ„ had planned to be married at Out of the Blue, a Panama City Beach event venue. But after the hurricane caused signifi-cant damage to the venue, and interfered with the plans of vendors already contracted for flowers and other wedding accoutrements, that plan was thrown into chaos.Until, that is, Torres and BlairÂ„ along with a very determined wedding planner, Kelly Henderson Â„ decided there would, in fact, be a wedding, even as they were also working to recover from the hurricane."There were a lot of phone ÂWe wanted it to be a beacon of hopeÂBy Genevieve Smithgsmith@pcnh.com @pcnhGenevievePANAMA CITY BEACH Â„ Just a year-and-a-half ago, Laura and Chris Jennings began the All Things Panama City Beach group through Facebook, and soon gathered a following of over 16,000 locals and visitors who love Panama City Beach.Now, with the townÂs sister city all but destroyed by Hur-ricane Michael, this shared love of Panama City Beach has been instrumental in helping people who have lost everything get something to wear, something to eat, and get back on their feet. ÂIÂd like to fix everything,ÂŽ Laura Jennings said, but real-istically, Âwe really just want to help as much as we can and as many as we can Âƒ whether that be feeding them, cloth-ing them, getting them to the right people.ÂŽOnce Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 the night before the storm, Facebook group nds new purposeTyndall airman, Panama City nurse married days a er Hurricane Michael interrupted plansChris Jennings and fellow volunteers unload boxes of donations. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Wewahitchka residents pull togetherLocal resident Dennis Peak volunteered to help unload supplies at the old high school gym in Wewahitchka earlier this week. [TINA HARBUCK/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Hurricane Michael tore down trees near the Wewahitchka Elementary School. [TINA HARBUCK/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See WEDDING, B2 See TRAFFIC, B2 See HEART, B4 See PURPOSE, B4
** B2 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldRyan and Christina Torres of Lynn Haven celebrate after exchanging vows F riday at WaterVue in Fort Walton Beach. Hurricane Michael forced the couple to relocate their wedding from the Panama City area to Fort Walton Beach. [PHOTOS BY NICK TOMECEK/DAILY NEWS] calls, and trying to find people," Henderson said as she greeted guests prior to the Friday ceremony. That work was hampered, of course, by the spotty or nonexistent cell phone service in the area struck hardest by the hurricane.Nonetheless, the couple was able to book WaterVue, a Fort Walton Beach venue on Santa Rosa Sound,for Friday at a substantially reduced rate.Other work by the couple and their wedding planner led to a number of area businesses providing services free of charge and on short notice for the nuptials.In the wake of the hur-ricane, the couple were determined that the wedding should go for-ward, Capt. Torres said."We wanted it to be a beacon of hope," Torres explained as he and his bride greeted guests outside WaterVue after exchanging rings. The idea, Torres said, was to show their guests, many of whom also are dealing with hurricane recovery, that it is possible to move beyond those circumstances."We wanted to share that with everybody," he said.Christina Torres cred-ited divine intervention with bringing the wed-ding together."It's all God, I think," she said. "We're nothing without Him."And even though Friday's wedding wasn't exactly what they'd planned, she had no complaints."It's been amazing," she said. "It was perfect."The couple is facing something of an uncertain future. Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center sustained some damage during Hurricane Michael, and Tyndall Air Force Base, which took a direct hit, was all but destroyed.But the couple's Lynn Haven home escaped the storm virtually unscathed, apart from what the new Mrs. Torres described as "a few leaks."For the immediate future, though, the couple is going to try not to think too far ahead. They'll use their honey-moon trip to Europe as a chance to decompress."We're going to be breathing. We're going to be praying," said Christina Torres. WEDDINGFrom Page B1The heavy traffic has impeded some emergency personnel and repair crews from doing their jobs as effectively as possible, officials say. To make their return as smooth and safe as possi-ble, residents are advised to go slowly, adhere to those directing traffic, be mindful of downed traffic signals and to stay off roads once they arrive where theyÂre going.Rogers said the traffic has been an issue for the many linemen trying to restore power to the city and Bay County. To mit-igate travel time, crews use police escorts if they need to get to an area as soon as possible, Rogers said. ÂIt is a challenge, but itÂs not hampering us,ÂŽ Rogers said of the traffic.Valerie Sale, spokeswoman for Bay County, said traffic had slowed county workers from cleaning up debris and helping restore services.ÂWe need people to stay off the roads if at all possible,ÂŽ Sale said.Sale said there are still many inoperable traffic lights that motorists should look out for as they return.ÂYou should treat those as four-way stops,ÂŽ Sale said of downed traffic signals.Sale noted that the state had sent more crews into the county on Thurs-day to help restore traffic signal lights.ÂThat should help alleviate a lot of those problems,ÂŽ she said.Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said that with the exception of Mexico Beach, motorists have full access to and from Bay County, albeit slow access because of the heavy traffic. Ford said Mexico Beach is the only area in the county still with checkpoints into it since the hurricane did so much damage there.ÂThere is a checkpoint being manned by National Guard,ÂŽ Ford said. ÂTheyÂre only let-ting in residents and relief aid workers.ÂŽFord said returning motorists should be cour-teous with other drivers and to expect long travel times, particularly since some traffic lights are still down.ÂAt some intersections weÂve got Florida Highway Patrol directing traffic,ÂŽ Ford said.Ford said the best thing motorists can do is avoid the county if possible so emergency and repair personnel can do their jobs.ÂIf you do not need to be in Bay County, donÂt be,ÂŽ he said. TRAFFICFrom Page B1Eastbound trafÂ“ c moves slowly over the Hathaway bridge Oct. 19 in Panama City, Fla. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Ryan and Christina Torres of Lynn Haven pray during their wedding on Friday at WaterVue in Fort Walton Beach. 6 a.m Noon6 p.m Low Hazard Medium Hazard High Hazard Water closed to public Dangerous Marine Life High Low 71/46 70/52 70/43 70/53 70/55 68/45 67/43 70/43 71/44 63/36 70/45 67/43 73/47 72/54 73/57 72/54 73/46 72/5476/6375/6379/6375/60Partly sunny and pleasant Periods of rain and a thunderstorm Delightful with clouds and sun Rain and a thunderstorm7262686654Winds: E 7-14 mph Winds: NE 7-14 mph Winds: E 7-14 mph Winds: ESE 8-16 mph Winds: NE 10-20 mphBlountstown 12.44 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 8.24 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 34.70 ft. 42 ft. Century 7.72 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 2.31 ft. 29 ft. 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** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 B3By Tony Simmons The News HeraldAcross Bay County, thecommunitytheater troupes and art gallery directors are attacking Hurricane Michael damage with that Âbreak a legÂŽ attitude: The show may not be on time or even what was advertised, but it will go on Â„ eventually.In Panama City, the Marina Civic Center is closed until further notice. All events have been cancelled until repairs can be completed, which may take several months, according to Bay Arts Alliance Execu-tive Director Jennifer Jones. ÂAs soon as weÂre able to set up some sort of office, weÂll be updat-ing status and answering questions,ÂŽ she added.Jason Hedden, head of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Gulf Coast State College, said Thursday he is unsure of the status of the arts department facilities at this time, but his students, cast and crew are in the early stages of planning some sort of public performance as soon as a venue and appropriate timing can be determined.The Martin Theatre in Panama City is notifying those who had dates booked through the end of the year that they should find alternate venues. ÂAs soon as we can pull it together, we will let everyone know what is going on,ÂŽ according to a notice on Facebook.Kaleidoscope Theatre in Lynn Haven was badly damaged, but board Pres-ident Hillary McAlinden said the theatre will rebuild: ÂOur theatre is in shambles. Once everyone is done fixing their own house we will be hoping for your help as well,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe will rebuild and go back to bringing you quality theatre and an opportunity to be on stage. Theatre runs in our blood. Nothing will stop us.ÂŽÂÂDeathtrapÂ has been cancelled,ÂŽ said board member Lois Carter, referring to the show that was due to open this month. ÂÂOn Golden Pond,Â scheduled for Jan-uary, may be moved to a different date if we can find an available venue. We are perhaps crazily optimistic that we can rebuild.ÂŽThe Todd Allen Heren-deen Theatre in Panama City Beach made it through the storm, but has postponed its Tribute to the Legends show originally scheduled for Oct. 20, citing the ongo-ing curfews; the show will now take place at the the-ater off Front Beach Road on Oct. 27. For details, visit ToddHerendeen-Theatre.com.Meanwhile, Heren-deen donated his outdoor tent Â„ which he has used for traveling concerts and preaching Â„ for use in the Tyndall Federal Credit Union parking lot in LynnHaven to provide shade for those seeking assistance.Historic Roberts Hall in Lynn Haven took signifi-cant damage. Volunteers are asked to help with cleanup and protecting the building off Florida Avenue from further damage. Tarps and boards are needed, along with cleaning supplies. Events planned there have been cancelled until further notice. Area Fine ArtsPanama City Center for the Arts on Fourth Street had minimal damage, possibly in part because of a new roof recently installed. Director Jayson Kretzer said only two windows were broken during the storm, and the City of Panama City has supplied ventilators/dehumidifiers to push air through the building and offset any chance of mildew.ÂWe are postponing some of our openings and classes, but are working on a Halloween event to lift spirits,ÂŽ Kretzer said. ÂAs far as when we will open, it will depend heavily on when we get power.ÂŽKretzer said children and adults alike need opportunities to express themselves through art, especially after experi-encing trauma such as the community has suffered.ÂItÂs even more impor-tant when words may not come so easily in a time of trauma and uncertainty,ÂŽ he said. ÂThatÂs why we are already working on new childrenÂs programming and a new class schedule.ÂŽJones, who oversees the Center for the Arts, noted that Bay Arts Alliance is committed to resuming programming there as soon as possible.ÂThe city has been incredibly responsive to the cultural facilities while working to restore the utility and safety ser-vices they provide to the community,ÂŽ she added. ÂWeÂre terribly grateful and look forward to opening up and offering opportunities for the arts to be part of the recovery for downtown, the Arts District.ÂŽThe CityArts Coopera-tive building on Luverne Avenue weathered the storm well, according to director Heather Clements: ÂIt was built as an armory, so Mat and I rode out the storm there,ÂŽ she said, referring to her husband, Mat Wyble, owner of MatÂs Good Coffee. The building sustained some broken windows and water damage, but all of the art in the Fringe Gal-lery inside appears to have gone unharmed.ÂWhat gets us through such tragedy is our immense gratefulness that we have our lives and each other,ÂŽ Clements said. ÂNever have I seen so much kindness among complete strangers. Everyone goes out of their way to ask how others are doing, if they need any food or water, or any help at all. Our community is more a community now than ever, as everyone is helping everyone.ÂŽFloriopolis gallery in St. Andrews was not as lucky. According to founder Heather Parker, the building is not safe to enter. As assessments are completed, sheÂll be able to share more information, but currently, the gallery remains closed.ÂThe roof blew off, and the ceilings and walls are actively collapsing,ÂŽ Parker said.The Palms Conference Center on Front Beach Road houses Beach Art Group and came through with very little damage, according to group pres-ident Helen Ballance. The group also has work displayed at SheratonÂs Bay Point Resort, but may not be able to open a new exhibit at the first of November, as planned.ÂOf course we had to cancel all our programs for October,ÂŽ Ballance said. ÂI have a new show at the (Panama City Beach Library) planned but it is not up yet. The Palms has been taken over by an emergency repair company; not sure when we get it back.ÂŽLocal theaters, art centers clear the decks for repairsProductions, exhibitions canceled in wake of the stormThe Martin Theatre in downtown Panama City is advising those who have booked the venue to seek alternate facilities until Hurri cane Michael repairs are completed. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS] The Amelia Center Theatre at Gulf Coast State College may be temporarily closed, but the show will go on for student actors in other venues. The Marina Civic Center in Panama City is canceling or postponing scheduled shows until repairs are completed.
** B4 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldJennings and her family made the call to evacuate. The family headed to New Orleans, but their town never left their thoughts.Upon returning to Panama City Beach on Thursday, an outpouring of support began through the Facebook page. Within two to three days, there were thousands of requests to donate money, deliver supplies, or volunteer.ÂI would say that most of our crew is operating out of our neighborhood,ÂŽ said Jennings. ÂWeÂve got tons of crews. People who are dropping stuff, people who are sorting stuff.ÂŽSo far, the group has raised over $15,000 in monetary donations, and tens of thousands of dollars worth of in-kind donations. And every penny, says Jennings, has been redistributed right back into the hands of those in the community who need it most.The group has received calls to help from Home Depot, Harley Davidson, Builders First, Tyson Foods, Jetboil, and Life Straw, and has partnered with Pens for Pals Organization, a 501(c)3 which assembles teams to provide long term disaster relief. By the grace of their volunteers, the group has also been able to open two clin-ics and supply many others.Jennings said she designed the online group to be a safe haven for Panama City Beach visitors and local business owners to discuss and col-laborate, but had no idea it would one day turn into a huge logistical recourse after a natural disaster.ÂWe just wanted a safe place for open discussion,ÂŽ she said, where tourists and locals could feel welcome.But since the disaster, it has become clear to Jen-nings and her husband Chris that the page was destined for something much greater.ÂI think this was meant to be in place so we can help our neighbors,ÂŽ she said. ÂI think there is always a bigger plan that we donÂt know aboutÂŽJennings says right now the group is looking to supply churches and continue their work with national contacts to increase the help funnel-ing into the city.Locals looking to help are asked to drop off donations to the Harley Davidson store on Panama City Bach Parkway. Others looking to donate, to help, or for help can contact the page directly at www.facebook.com/AllThingsPCB. PURPOSEFrom Page B1from RichÂs IGA and listened to the wind blow steadily for about three hours, ripping shingles and tar paper off the roof. At one point, he said, they got so scared they moved into the bathroom of the home.ÂThe wind was pure sucking the water out of the toilet,ÂŽ he said.When it was all said and done, the Pauls had roof and water damage to their home as well as trees down, like most of the town. But as soon as the storm blew through, the people of Wewa came together and started sort-ing out their homes and their community.ÂPeople grabbed chain-saws Âƒ it wasnÂt planned. They all just went to work,ÂŽ said City Com-missioner Charlie Pettis. ÂPeople with tractors started clearing roads Âƒ some people were not even from here.ÂŽPettis said most houses in Wewa suffered some kind of damage; however, the main infrastructure, stores and city buildings remained mostly intact.Many of the huge oak trees and pines that make Wewa so quaint have fallen. Lake Alice Park, which is home to the annual Tupelo Honey Festival, has limbs down everywhere. Trees are down at Wewahitchka Elementary School on East River Road andthe awning where school busesload and unload is missing.Just beyond the ele-mentary school at Wewa Gator football field,the bleachers were mangled by the storm and tossed into the middle of the field. The baseball/soft-ball complex at the high school suffered at the hand of Michael as well, andthe high schoolhas roof damage on the back of the building.Nevertheless, Gulf Dis-trict Schools are looking to get back on track.ÂOn Monday, weÂre going to try and get (teachers) back and checking in Âƒ the ones who are available to come back,ÂŽ said Bill Carr, assistant superintendent.Carr said they hope to be able to have students back Wednesday.ÂItÂs going to be differ-ent,ÂŽ he said, noting they may have a split schedule. But they are trying to provide some kind of normalcyfor the children, he said.In the meantime, Pettis said Wewa got city water back and up and running on Wednesday, and they hope to have electricity this weekend.ÂPeople are helping everywhere,ÂŽ Pettis said as tears welled up in his eyes and he helped to unload a trailer that had just backed in at the old high school gym on Main Street. ÂAnd they just keep bringing stuff in, and our people need it.ÂŽThe old gym is being used as a drop-off center for canned goods, water and supplies. The need is great, but the heart of the little fishing community still beats strong.ÂI canÂt speak good enough about our local people and the people coming in,ÂŽ Pettis said. ÂAnd I canÂt thank the people of Destin and Santa Rosa Beach enough (for bringing in everything from water, ice, food and more). ... We appreciate everything coming in.ÂŽ HEARTFrom Page B1Daily New staff ReportThe stubborn red tide that has been hanging around Northwest Florida for better than a month seems only to be intensifying in some areas.Concentrations of the bacteria that causes the red tide, which kills sea life and can cause breathing issues and skin irritation in humans, were measured in ÂhighÂŽ concentrations off Santa Rosa County. This is the first time the high level, denoting Karenia Brevis, the bacteria responsible for causing red tide in Florida, is occurring in quantities greater than 1 million cells per liter of water, have been discov-ered in Northwest Florida.Low to medium concentrations have also been discovered in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Reports of fish kills were recorded in Bay County. High concentrations of red tide found in Santa Rosa CountyThe bleachers on the visitorsÂ side of the Wewahitchka Gator stadium were mangled and tossed on the Â“ eld by Hurricane Michael. [TINA HARBUCK/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Hurricane Michael ripped through Wewahitchka, tearing down trees and damaging homes. A neighbor helps Gene Hanlon put a tarp on his roof that was damaged by the hurricane. [TINA HARBUCK/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 B5By Alicia AdamsGateHouse MediaPANAMA CITY Â„ When Carol Melody got a call saying her daughter Heather was arrested, she knew she could take care of herself. Then it hit her Â„ what about her dogs?Heather and her boyfriend were living on a boat on Watson Bayou in Panama City with her two dogs. They survived Hur-ricane MichaelÂs wrath, but got in trouble after the storm passed.According to Joann Lowe, the boyfriendÂs mother, the pair was picked up for possible looting. She says they were trying to take valuable items off a neighboring boat that started sinking in order to salvage them. The police didnÂt see it that way, and they were taken to jail.ÂWrong place, right time,ÂŽ Lowe said.When Melody found out the dogs were stuck on the boat, in the middle of the bayou, with no food or water, she panicked. She lives in central Flor-ida and couldnÂt travel to the Panhandle, so she called everyone she could think of.Since most of the law enforcement in the area was focused on storm relief, she quickly hit a dead end.On Tuesday, Melody called the Daily News to see if someone could help.ÂThereÂs two dogs. I know one of their names is Bella,ÂŽ Melody said. But she didnÂt have many other details. She knew the boat was probably old and its general loca-tion, but that was it.ÂItÂs bad enough learn-ing about my daughter, and now I have these dogs to worry about,ÂŽ she said.Laurie Hood Â„ the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport Â„ and her team have been trav-eling to Panama City and other hard-hit areas regularly since the hur-ricane to rescue as many animals as they could.When she learned about these stranded dogs, she and other Alaqua volun-teers went to look for the dogs, but were stymied by the number of boats in the bayou. They tried again the next day, but to no avail.ThatÂs when Lowe, who lives not too far from the bayou, spent her day tracking down the boat. And she found it in the middle of the water.ÂI donÂt know how in the world anybodyÂs going to get to that boat without another boat,ÂŽ Lowe told the Daily News on Wednesday. ÂI donÂt know what else to do. I could swim to the boat, but thatÂs just scary as hell to me.ÂŽHowever scary she thought it was, Lowe decided to make the trip out to the boat that night. It was nearing a week and the dogs needed to be saved.She and her son found some kayaks and paddled out to the boat about half a mile from shore.ÂThat one dog is huge. As soon as we got her in the kayak, she flipped us,ÂŽ Lowe said. ÂWe put the big dog back on the boat and paddled the (smaller) dog in. And then we went back, and my son had to paddle the kayak and pull us while I kept the dog (held) so it would be calm enough so she wouldnÂt tip us ÂƒÂWe did it. I couldnÂt believe we did it.ÂŽThe dogs are now safe in LoweÂs home, but since she has animals of her own, she was looking for someone to foster them. She got in touch with Hood, who agreed to take the dogs.After a tragic week, at least one story has a happy ending.Â(I) needed a happy,ÂŽ Hood said.Search for houseboat dogs ends in success The week-long search for a pair of dogs left alone on a house boat following Hurricane Michael ended in success. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] ÂI donÂt know how in the world anybodyÂs going to get to that boat without another boat. I donÂt know what else to do. I could swim to the boat, but thatÂs just scary as hell to me.ÂŽJoann Lowe
** B6 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Kimberly Miller Gatehouse MediaMEXICO BEACH Â„ Bubba Harmon gunned the front-end loader through downed power lines thick enough to push back at the Caterpil-lar before he could find a way through. The city clerk followed behind, driving a wrecker fire truck he didnÂt know how to drive.Hurricane MichaelÂs winds still stung and chunks of houses blocked roads but Harmon, 63, knew the only way to get to the people in the condos was by brute force.ÂAnybody there!ÂŽ they yelled as they mined their way through the streets of Mexico Beach.HarmonÂs back hurt like hell from an old injury, but what did that matter after the ocean rose like a mountain, wiping away his hometown like crumbs from a countertop.ÂWe ended up pulling seven people out from the second floor,ÂŽ said Harmon, a burly retired real estate business owner with a charming Southern drawl that turns McDon-aldÂs into MACDonaldÂs. ÂThe Caterpillar was the only way.ÂŽA week after Hurricane Michael destroyed 85 percent of the homes in the 1,200-resident town of Mexico Beach, the streets were clear and new power poles were raised in a ballet of syn-chronization. Four people were dead, two dug out from mangled homes just Tuesday, but as far as Mayor Al Cathey knew at the time, there was no one else unaccounted for.As residents trickled back to empty beachfront slabs where homes once stood, Harmon opened his 160-acre estate with the driving range, putting green and Grecian-style home to become a staging ground for relief efforts. Trucks dug deep muddy ruts in the grass, helicop-ters landed and took off with a persistent thwack, thwack, thwack and celebrity chef Jose AndresÂ World Central Kitchen served pork sausage and chicken jambalaya with corn and peas.The dizzying scene matched the state of the town Â„ dumbstruck by the devastation and numbed by the thought of what happens next to the quiet fishing village with no stop light, big chain restaurants or towering condos. Coveted land Mexico Beach has held the line for so many years against development that tried to push its Goofy Golf and high-rise hotels east into FloridaÂs For-gotten Coast.Buffered by Tyndall Air Force Base to the west and the old paper mill town of Port St. Joe to the east, city leaders and community stalwarts like Harmon kept its shoreline for the generations that enjoyed a bit of Old Florida away from the Jell-O-shot Spring Break circus of Panama City Beach.But those concrete-block homes built on the sand that were obliterated by Michael have to be rebuilt to Florida code, able to withstand 120mph winds and 18-feet above sea level, said Harmon, who owns a real estate business in town now run by his children.Like the owners of the grandfathered-in trailers and homes in the Keys that were lost to 2017Âs Hurricane Irma, some Mexico Beach residents may find it unaffordable to rebuild.One Realtor told fulltime resident Susan Seagraves, 65, she started getting calls from developers less than a week following MichaelÂs landfall.ÂThe vultures are already swooping in asking what kind of lots they can buy,ÂŽ Seagraves said. ÂEveryone wants a piece of the pie.ÂŽHurricane Michael slammed into FloridaÂs Panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10 around 2 p.m. as a 155-mph cyclone Â„ just 2 mph below a Category 5 and with the third strongest wind speeds to hit the Sunshine State in recorded history.Only the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and 1992Âs Hurricane Andrew had higher winds. In the continental U.S., Michael was the fourth strongest storm ranked by winds behind the Labor Day storm, Andrew and 1969Âs Camille, which made landfall in Pass Christian, Miss., as a 175-mph Category 5.MichaelÂs 45 mph gain from a Category 2 hurricane to a high-end Cat 4 in 24 hours is not unique Â„ 2004Âs Hurricane Charley leapt 40 mph in the hours before it made landfall on Flor-idaÂs southwest coast as a Cat 4. But it was a shock to forecasters and Panhan-dle residents who went to bed with a Cat 3 and awoke to a monster. Defenseless beachMichael pushed a horri-fying storm surge of up to 14 feet into Mexico Beach, an area especially vulnerable to a saltwater massacre.ThereÂs a 160-mile fetch of the shallow continental shelf off Mexico Beach for storm surge to build. It is also a piece of the coast not protected by a barrier island and with a slightly concave shape that acted like a funnel for the rushing Gulf of Mexico, said Hal Needham, founder and president of the consulting firm Marine Weather and Climate.ÂIt really focuses the water. It was a great set up for a massive storm surge there,ÂŽ Needham said. ÂIf Mexico Beach was a tiny island in the ocean the storm surge would veer off and go around it but with a bowl shape itÂs a focused push.ÂŽOn Wednesday, Caron Spencer, 64, of Tallahassee saw what remained of her 1974-built townhome on the glistening Gulf for the first time after Michael. Her tiled downstairs floor was intact, but that was it.Next door, Gene Strickland, of Woodstock, Ga., was looking at a similar blank slab, seeing for the first time what remained.One street west, Janice and Charles Anderson, of Thomasville, Ga., had just pulled up to where their two-story home once stood.ÂIs this your cooker?ÂŽ 76-year-old Charles asked, holding up a red crock pot that was scattered in debris behind the lone corner wall that remained of their home. ÂThis is our home, but our stuff is over here,ÂŽ said Janice, 75, pointing with one hand toward the Gulf and the other behind her to where her neighborÂs home once sat.Hurricane Michael: Devastation could signal the death of a beach townA cadaver dog and its handler look for bodies buried in the rubble left from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach. [LANNIS WATERS/PBPOST.COM] Sitting in front of her condo in Mexico Beach Tuesday, Oct. 16, Susan Seag raves talks about her plans for the future after Hurricane Michael. A house in Mexico Beach sends a plea to FEMA Tuesday, Oct. 16, after Hurricane Michael hit north Florida. Janice and Charles Anderson of Thomasville, Georgia hunt for their possessions in the ruins of their neighborsÂ homes in Mexico Beach Tuesday, Oct. 16, after Hurricane Michael destroyed their own house.
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 B7By Jim Turner News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ Visit Florida is m oving forward with a $9 million market-ing plan to combat media reports and negative public perceptions about how much of the state remains in ruins from Hurricane Michael.The tourism-marketing agencyÂs executive committee voted Friday to support a plan that includes highlighting what has reopened in areas hit by the deadly Oct. 10 storm in Northwest Flor-ida. The plan also seeks to call attention to other areas of the Panhandle, such as Pensacola, that were largely unscathed and deliver a message that Âthe rest of Florida is wide open for business.ÂŽÂIf we do not manage the customer perception, it could be very devastating to our economy if they think that (hurricane damage) is very widespread,ÂŽ said com-mittee member Dan Rowe, president and CEO of the Panama City Beach Con-vention & Visitors Bureau.The marketing effort will feature domestic and international ads along with heavy use of videos on social-media sites showing whatÂs open and the recovery efforts. It is seen, in part, as a continuation of ongoing work to address concerns of potential tourists about algae and red-tide problems in waterways in Southeast and Southwest Florida this year.Staci Mellman, Visit FloridaÂs interim chief marketing officer, said the post-Michael effort will be layered on a planned $500,000 campaign that is set to kick in once the red tide problems subside.ÂItÂs all about maintaining FloridaÂs brand perception and ensuring we stay a top tourist destination,ÂŽ Mellman told members of the executive committee during a con-ference call.A goal for the agency is to find a balance in marketing what is open while being respectful to people in areas like Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe, which were decimated by the storm and face a long recovery. The agency also has to grapple with media images of storm-damaged areas.Committee members balked at a proposal to prominently display on the Visit Florida homepage a map outlining areas of the state that are open and closed.ÂThe general perception is Florida is in a hurricane, a lot of damage happened and everything is closed,ÂŽ committee member Danny Gaekwad of MGM Hotels said as he unsuccessfully pitched the idea. ÂThe best way to fight, to educate the customer on how big is Florida, is very simple, where the damage is and where the damage is not. The airline is coming. The roads are open. Bridges are open. Points of interest are open. And that gives the best perception, I think, because we are fighting the media.ÂŽCommittee members said such information will be on a webpage focused on Northwest Florida, but they donÂt want to highlight hurricanes on the homepage.Visit Florida has contracted with the inter-national public-relations firm Ketchum, and the state agency will begin working next week with tourism officials in four Panhandle counties Â„ Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Â„ that were mostly unscathed by the storm.The plan must still go before Visit FloridaÂs Finance Committee as the agency determines where the money will come from.Cynthia Hefren, Visit Florida chief financial officer, said the agency is looking at a ÂvarietyÂŽ of sources, such as $1 million available for a crisis and shifting about $1.3 million from the agencyÂs uncon-tracted funds.The agency received $76 million from the state Leg-islature for the fiscal year that started July 1. A year ago, Visit Florida enacted a similar $5 million winter-marketing plan to promote the Florida Keys after the island chain was ravaged by Hurricane Irma.State seeks to bolster tourism after Hurricane Michael damage
** B8 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldAcross 1 Dropped-jaw stare 5 Like loving caresses 12 Audio units: Abbr. 15 "The Americans" agcy. 18 First name in erotica 20 Place for a bootee 21 Seedy motel, say 23 Painting of an annoying bricklayer at work? 25 Japan's emperor 26 Like many forest roads 27 Suffer 28 Least obfuscated 29 Football laterals, e.g. 30 15th-century foodstained collectible? 33 Beachcomber's pace 36 Breezy and open 37 Glance 38 Chaotic mess 42 Bot head? 43 Harbor protector 45 Dutch South Africans 46 Fabulist's Cheer alternative? 48 "Exodus" author 49 Chickadee kin 50 Undocumented Nepali? 51 Peak in Thessaly 52 Big D cager 53 Annoy 54 PC linkup 57 Mexican mama bears 59 Slip away 61 Popular Oahu beach 63 Dollar for a shot? 66 "Hmm" 67 Dollars for shots? 68 Piles up 69 Captain Hook's creator J.M. __ 71 Eight furlongs 72 Caught 73 Erstwhile U.K. recording giant 74 Kind of trading, brieÂ” y 75 Sweet Sixteen org. 77 With the bow, in music 80 Of __ mind 81 Qatar's capital 82 "Snow White" witch's download? 84 ReÂ“ ne, as ore 87 Stick on the grill 88 Beat it 89 Jamaican hybrid fruits 90 Fine-tune 91 China-related preÂ“ x 92 Irritates 94 Mud, slop, pig, etc.? 98 Mist and such 103 Show great respect for, perhaps 104 Mythical Â” apper 105 Gulf of Guinea country 106 Easy time 107 Sailing maneuver to avoid a pirate's threat? 110 City on the Elbe 111 Morning paper, e.g. 112 "GymnopÂ™dies" composer 113 French article whose singular form is "disconnected" from nine puzzle answers 114 Newsroom VIPs 115 Boot protectors 116 Smartphone component Down 1 Full range 2 "That's __!" 3 Twists 4 Their pockets aren't deep 5 Dutch town 6 Geological period 7 Movement at a boring concert? 8 Twin-but-not-Twins' city 9 Half a Â“ tness motto 10 Freezer __ 11 Allow 12 Window hanging 13 Where brownies come together 14 Wasp's weapon 15 Disc golf "ball" 16 More eccentric 17 WSJ news bit 19 Sets money aside 22 What an X may mark 24 Arm or chin follower 28 Bios unread by their honorees 30 Universal 31 Endemic 32 Neh. and Esth. 34 Penalty callers 35 Ric of The Cars 38 Opinion 39 French word in bios 40 Home of Elaine, in Arthurian legend 41 Forces fraudulently (upon) 43 Vehicle hired to carry steeplechase horses? 44 Tip for changing your answer? 45 61-Across wear 47 Cavalier "My bad" 49 Emotional wounds 53 Iconic WWII island, brieÂ” y 54 Unlike idioms 55 Going by, for short 56 Tip for solving in ink? 58 Not in class 60 Mystery award 62 "Constant Craving" singer 63 Carousel item 64 Broody rock genre 65 Long-running forensic series 67 Put more varnish on 69 Owie 70 Not out-of-bounds, as a ball 76 Goals 78 Cost-of-living no. 79 Photo possibilities 80 Bama rival 81 Tightly packed 83 Some leave you powerless 84 Miss, say 85 "Tartuffe" dramatist 86 Foes 87 Cute calendar subjects 91 Caught 92 "Blah, blah, blah," brieÂ” y 93 Tel __ 95 Liszt work 96 Middle Corleone brother 97 Mezzo-soprano Anne __ von Otter 99 Part of a Â” ower 100 Speak 101 "Breaking Bad" toxin 102 BeneÂ“ ts 105 18-Across and family 106 Cholesterol letters 107 Tigers' home: Abbr. 108 Vardalos of Â“ lm 109 Bread, for stewThe French Disconnection DEAR ABBY: IÂve had it up to here with my crabby next-door neighbor. She grows vegetables in her garden Â„ squash and pumpkins at this time of year. Our properties are separated by a wire fence. A few days before Halloween last year, a friend brought her two grandsons, who are 4 and 6, for a visit. They were excited to find a pumpkin in my yard that weighed about 10 pounds and managed to get it into my house because they wanted to make a jack-oÂ-lantern. No sooner did I reach for the phone to tell my neighbor what they had done than she came banging at my door accusing the boys of theft! To make peace, I handed the pumpkin to her with my apologies. This morning I noticed two pumpkins have tendrils that have crept through the fence and are now growing on my property. More than one person has told me, ÂTheyÂre on your property, so they belong to you.ÂŽ Another has said that if my tree grows over her property, she has the right to trim the branches. Ergo: I get to keep the pumpkins. I think a fair solution is to keep one pumpkin and give her the other. But ÂCrabby CathyÂŽ might have other ideas. Before this gets ugly again, what do you say? Â„ PUMPKIN PILFERER IN PETALUMA, CALIF.DEAR P.P.: Your ÂcrabbyÂŽ neighbor was correct. Your friendÂs grandsons DID help themselves to her pumpkin, and it was wrong. You and your friend should both have apologized to the woman when you realized they had purloined the pumpkin, returned it and taken the kids to the store to buy one they could cut up. If you pull the trick youÂre planning, it wonÂt necessarily be a treat. You may escalate an already unpleasant situation beyond pumpkin season, and I donÂt recommend it.DEAR ABBY: I volunteer for a group that supports a cause close to my heart. Our group supports the local chapter in any way we can, and weÂre currently preparing for a fundraiser. In an effort to get donations I have contacted some large national businesses and some small local ones. I try to send an email if I can, so I wonÂt interrupt the owner during business hours and get an answer either when business is slow or after hours. Many of the small businesses have not responded, and it has been well over a month since I contacted them. Would it be rude to contact them again to ensure they received my original message, or would it be better if I went in person to talk to someone? I understand not every business can afford to donate, but having a definite answer would be helpful. Â„ WELCOMING DONATIONSDEAR WELCOMING DONATIONS: I have always believed the personal touch is the best, particularly when youÂre putting a ÂtouchÂŽ on someone for money. Businesses are often solicited for donations by mail and email, and the requests usually go straight to the trash. By paying a call on these businesses, if only to schedule an appointment so you can talk, you may have better luck. 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.Pumpkins present a predicament for pair of petulant neighbors Jeanne PhillipsHOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHISARIES (March 21-April 19) Â„ ÂPlease show me how to do this for myself?ÂŽ This is the request that will grow your skills, increase your personal power and ultimately give you more control over your destiny than you had before. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Â„ Purity-seekers will love your offerings today. From a sacred and remote place where few have ever been, youÂve cultivated something simple, authentic and innocent. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Â„ Love isnÂt often a loud expression, a big gesture or a showy offering. ItÂs felt more than seen. ÂLove by the way you walk, the way you sit, the way you eat. This world very much needs love.ÂŽ Â„ Thich Nhat CANCER (June 22-July 22) Â„ YouÂll set out to get what seems like a very simple thing accomplished, but the people involved may make it more difÂ“ cult than it needs to be. Apply Â” attery, sweetness and compliments to ease the way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Â„ Hope can be a feeling or it can be an action. What you do today is proof that you believe that things are going to get better. In a quiet way, you are telling the world that the future is bright. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Â„ Complaining isnÂt entirely useless. At least it helps to crystalize into words what exactly the problem is. Next, gather up possible solutions and experiment. Change takes action. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Â„ In a perfect world, youÂd check in often with the many people you love, but your busy life does get in the way of these intentions. ItÂs why youÂll make extra efforts today to be sure you donÂt lose touch. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) Â„ While itÂs certainly impressive to take on the elements of air, Â“ re or water, todayÂs most impressive feat will involve acknowledging those who walk with grace on the element of earth. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Â„ It can be much easier to give your kindness and compassion to the world at large than it is to give it to the familiar people with whom y ouÂve shared all sorts of good and bad history, or, for that matter, to give it to yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Â„ You may be focused on improving yourself when actually whatÂs needed has nothing to do with getting better at a thing, rather itÂs about letting go of the thing thatÂs keeping you small. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Â„ Just like a snack food engineered for a c rave-worthy balance of sweetness and saltiness, the balance of spice in your personality is getting someone addicted to you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Â„ If youÂre to have a peaceful inÂ” uence on others, bringing yourself into harmony is an absolute must. Resolve whatever is between you and total acceptance of what is. Dr. Johns,What do you think of the idea that all service animals be AKC registered where it can be verified and certified? They could issue a patch for the vest that shows the public they are certified.Adrian Winstead CrestviewDear Adrian,Why are you suggesting AKC registration for service animals? Is it because you, like so many of us, are having trouble identifying service animals these days? In todayÂs world, Âservice animalÂŽ can have so many meanings. For help in defining a service an imal, I went to the website for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights section. I discovered that on Sept. 15, 2010, the Department of Justice published revised final regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Federal Register. First, letÂs look at the definition of service animal. A service animal is defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. This includes dogs that guide people who are blind, alert people who are deaf, pull a wheelchair, alert and protect a person from seizure activity, calm a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during an anxiety attack, remind a person with mental illness to take their medicine, or dogs that perform other duties related to disabilities. These are working animals. The report states that, ÂDogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.ÂŽ Defining a service dog is important, because under the ADA, state and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.PET PEEVESSpecial IDs not required for service animals Dara Johns
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 C1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | C3NFL ACTIONSee previews for all of todayÂs actions. Including standings, stats and more The News HeraldBONIFAY Â„ Vernon came into FridayÂs game against Holmes County riding the wave of four straight lopsided victories following a season-opening loss to Baker. It turns out not even Hurricane Michael was able to break up the YellowjacketsÂ momentum.The Yellowjackets took advantage of six Holmes County turnovers to cruise to a 31-0 victory to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Blue Devils dropped to 2-5. Dyvion Bush led Vernon offensively, completing 5 of 8 passes for 159 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing seven times for 44 yards and another score.KÂwan Powell led the Vernon rushing attack with 76 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, with Christian Proctor and Keane Neal also adding touchdown runs. Vernon coach Gerald Tranquille said he thought the two-week layoff showed with his team early on, though it didnÂt take long for the Yellowjackets to regain their mid-season form.ÂI told them that I knew we would start a little slug-gish because we had to knock some of the rust off, but I was really proud of the effort,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe weathered the storm early and finally found a groove in the third quarter. I was proud of how they responded after only two days of practice.ÂŽPowell got Vernon on the board first with a rushing touchdown, followed by Proctor scoring from 8 yards out on a jet sweep to make it 13-0. A quarterback sneak by Neale from 3 yards out put the Yellowjackets up 19-0 at the break.Bush helped Vernon blow the game open for good in the third quarter by hitting Demetrious Walston for a 25-yard touchdown and then adding a rushing touchdown to make it 31-0 in the third quarter.Holmes CountyÂs offense was able to move the ball for much of the game, but the Blue Devils couldnÂt avoid the big mistake all night. Four lost fumbles Â… including two inside VernonÂs 20-yard line Â… and two interceptions sabotaged every Blue Devils offensive threat.ÂWe didnÂt really help our own cause,ÂŽ Holmes County coach Kevin Womble said. ÂVernon did what theyÂve done all year, which is capitalize on mistakes and they did a good job of putting it in the end zone where we didnÂt. ItÂs not a lot more compli-cated than that.ÂŽVernon will play at Florida A&M next week before finishing the season at home Nov. 2 against Blountstown. The Blue Devils will finish the season with games at Mari-anna and at Chipley. Lighthouse Christian Academy 47, Liberty County 38For one half of football, Liberty CountyÂs return to the field couldnÂt have possibly been scripted any better. And then the second half happened.The Bulldogs surrendered a 32-6 halftime lead to suffer a stunning defeat at the hands of the Stingrays, who ran off 41 consecutive points to start the second half and take over the game. Liberty County fell to 3-5 with the loss, while Lighthouse improved to 3-4.It was a disappointing finish to say the least for the Bulldogs, who were simply unable to sustain their first half energy for four full quar-ters, according to their coach Derek Causseaux.ÂWe just ran out of gas,ÂŽ he said. ÂThatÂs what happens when you have 10 days out of school and only one practice Vernon shuts down error-plagued HC The Associated PressOXFORD, Miss. Â„ JaTarvious Whitlow rushed for 170 yards on 19 carries as Auburn scored on three consec-utive touchdown drives to open the third quarter Saturday and defeat Mississippi 31-16.The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Tigers (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Confer-ence), who broke open a 10-6 halftime lead with the second-half surge. Auburn rolled up 484 yards in total offense in a turnover-free performance.The Tigers put together scoring drives of 68, 75 and 62 yards to build a 31-9 cushion that was never seriously threatened. Anthony Schwartz recovered a fumble in the end zone after a 54-yard run by Whitlow while Malik Miller capped drives with scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards.Whitlow added a touchdown reception of 3 yards from Jarrett Stidham and Anders Carlson converted a 28-yard field goal to build the halftime lead.Stidham finished 13-of-22 passing for 215 yards.Whitlow rushes for 170 yards in AuburnÂs 3116 victoryBy Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKent firstname.lastname@example.orgPANAMA CITY Â„ Mosley and Pensacola put on a wild and exciting show for the many fans in attendance at Tommy Oliver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In the end, the Dolphins werenÂt quite able to give their fans the fairy tale ending they were hoping for.The Tigers rallied from an 18-6 halftime deficit to stun the Dolphins 24-21 and move into first place in the District 1-5A standings. With the loss, Mosley fell to 2-1 in league play and 6-2 overall. Pensac-ola is now 4-3 and a perfect 2-0 in the district. A 19-yard touchdown pass from Tony Williams to Ernest Stallworth on a fourthand-15 play with 31 seconds left in the game put Pensac-ola up for good, and a frantic finish by Mosley ended with a missed 41-yard field goal by Connor Cunningham as time expired.Daveno Ellington made a spectacular reception over two defenders for a 47-yard gain to the TigersÂ 24-yard line with 3 seconds left to give Cunningham a shot. But the senior kickerÂs attempt was pushed just right and the Tigers stormed onto the field to celebrate.Mosley jumped out to the early lead with a 14-play, 67-yard opening drive, with a fake punt converted on a 15-yard pass from Josh Ligen-felter to Ellington setting up a Tigers stun Dolphins 2421Mosley High School students hold signs supporting Bay District Schools and the area code common in the hurricane-impacted area before Mosley plays Pensacola High at Tommy Oliver Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 20. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] MosleyÂs Don McKay Jr., wearing No. 5, slips tackles during the game against Pensacola on Saturday at Tommy Oliver Stadium. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] See MOSLEY, C2 See AUBURN, C2 Mosley dealt heartbreaking loss in return to actionSee FOOTBALL, C2
** C2 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldMilwaukeejumpsout toearlylead,pushes NLCStodecidinggameByJayCohenTheAssociatedPressMILWAUKEEÂ„RyanBraunslidacrosshomeplateandraisedhisarmsinsheerjoy.Abiglead,abruisingbull-penandaboisterouscrowdhavetheMilwaukeeBrewers allsetupforGame7. JesusAguilarsparkedMil-waukeeÂsslumpinglineup withthreeRBIsonapairoftwo-outhits,andtheBrew-ersbeattheLosAngelesDodgers7-2onFridaynighttoeventheNLChampionshipSeriesatthreegameseach.ÂIdonÂtthinkaboutme.Themostimportantthing,attheendoftheday,iswingames,ÂŽsaidAguilar,whohaddriveninjusttworunsintheplayoffs. ÂTomorrowitcanbesomeb odyelse.Tonight,itwasme.ÂŽGame7isSaturdaynight infrontofthesamefrenzied crowdthatbooedManny Machadovociferouslyafter hetangledwithAguilarwhiletheserieswasinLosAngeles.DodgersrookieWalkerBuehlerfacesjourneymanJhoulysChacin,withwell-restedreliefaceJoshHaderloominginthe b ullpenforMilwaukeeafterasurprisedayoff.ItÂsthefirstGame7forthe BrewerssincelosingtoSt. Louisin1982intheironlyWorldSeriesappearance.TheDodgersdroppedGame7oftheWorldSerieslastyeartoHouston.ÂGottogetthemtomor-row.Wegotonemoregame,ÂŽMachadosaid.ÂTheyplayedgoodbaseballtoday.So,we justgottoplayabetteronetomorrow.ÂŽDavidFreeseledoffthisGame6withahomerunthatquietedMillerParkÂ„butjustforamoment.Backedbyraucousfans wavingyellowtowelsthat readÂONETOUGHCREW,ÂŽ Milwaukeereboundedfrom consecutivelossesatDodger StadiumwiththesameformulaitusedtowintheNL Centralduringabreakoutseason.Sometimelyhittingby Aguilarandcompanypro-ducedanearlylead,andCoreyKnebelandJeremyJeffressledthewayinanothershutdown performancebyMilwaukeeÂs toughbullpen.ÂAnybody,anywhere,any-time,ÂŽKnebelsaid.ÂWeÂrereadytogo.ÂŽLosAngeleswaslookingforitssecondstraight NLpennantandsometime toprepareforthemightyBostonRedSoxintheWorldSeries.ButlosingpitcherHyun-JinRyuwastaggedforfourrunsinthefirstinning, twoonadoublebyAguilarthatsentBraunslidinghome.AfterWadeMileypitched intothefifthinninginhis secondstraightstartÂ„hefacedonlyonebatterinGame5Â„Knebel,JeffressandCorbinBurnescloseditoutwithhitlessrelief.KnebelgotthewinandBurnesretiredtheDodg-ersinorderintheninth,settingoffawildcelebrationforthecrowdof43,619.ManagerCraigCounsellconsideredbringinginHader,especiallyintheeighth,butAguilarscoredonawildpitchintheseventhandsingledinLorenzoCainintheeighth.TheextraroomhelpedpersuadeCounselltogiveHaderanotherdayofrest.Therocket-armedrelieverhasnÂtpitchedsinceTuesdayinGame4.ÂBest-casescenarioforsureforus,ÂŽCounsellsaid.Freesedroveinbothruns fortheDodgers.Theresto f theLosAngeleslineupman-agedjustthreemeaslysingles.Houndedbyboosallnight long,Machadowent0for4withtwostrikeouts.ÂYouknowwhat?IÂmfocusedonthegame,ÂŽMach-adosaid.ÂTrytogopitchby pitch,driveinruns.Dowhat wegottodoonthefield.WedidnÂtexecutetoday.ÂŽ Brewersroll,forceGame7 MLBPLAYOFFSUpnextNATIONALLEAGUE LOSANGELESVS.MILWAUKEE Tonight: LosAngeles(Buehler 8-5)atMilwaukee(Chacin 15-8),8:09p.m.ET MilwaukeeÂsRyanBraun,right,celebrateswithLorenzoCainafterscoringonaballhitbyJesus AguilarduringtheÂ“rstinningofGame6oftheNLCSagainsttheLosAngelesDodgers,Fridayin Milwaukee.[MORRYGASH/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] Ole Miss (5-3, 1-3) moved the ball, accounting for 447 yards in total offense, but settled for three field goals on three tries in the red zone. Luke Logan con-verted field goals of 36, 37 and 35 yards, respectively.Jordan Ta'amu was 27 of 46 for 324 yards with a 12-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown in the final period after Auburn had built an insurmountable lead. Brown finished with 10 receptions for 155 yards. THE TAKEAWAYAuburn: Defensively, the Tigers were brilliant when the game was still in doubt, limiting Ole Miss to field goals and forcing the ball over on downs twice. Deshaun Davis had 13 tack-les, Nick Coe added three sacks and Marlon Davidson blocked a field-goal attempt.The Tigers face three ranked teams, including archrival No. 1 Alabama in November, but the inspired performance should turn down the volume temporarily on Gus Malzahn's job status. The Tigers need one win to become bowl eligible.Ole Miss: The Rebels moved the ball effectively, but failure to reach the end zone in three quarters prevented keeping pace with Auburn. The offense performed unevenly after last week's season-ending injury to deep-threat receiver D. K. Metcalf. The defensive unit was unable to get a stop during the crucial third quarter and finished without forcing a turnover. UP NEXTAuburn: The Tigers get an open date before hosting No. 17 Texas A&M on Nov.3.Ole Miss: The Rebels, after an open date, host South Carolina on Nov. 3. AUBURNFrom Page C12-yard touchdown run by Jac-arri Greene to make it 6-0.Pensacola later tied it up 6-6 when Keontrel Culpep-per found the end zone from 4 yards out with 11:27 left in the second quarter. The DolphinsÂ defense then reclaimed the lead when Kendall Moore dropped Tigers running back Abram Smiley in the end zone for a safety with 8:21 on the second quarter clock.Alex Noble returned the ensuing free kick 41 yards and Greene scored his second touchdown of the game from 8 yards out to make it 15-6. A 28-yard field goal by Cunning-ham on the last play of the first half gave the Dolphins an 18-6 advantage going into the break.Mosley had a chance to build onto the lead to start the third quarter after recovering an onside kick. With a first down at the Pensacola 34-yard line, the Dolphins had a disastrous turnover, as a fumbled exchange on a hand-off between Michael Maddox and Greene was scooped up by JaRod Nobles and returned 61 yards for the touchdown to make it 18-12.The Tigers tied the game up with a 2-yard touchdown run by Smiley with 10:20 left in the fourth quarter. Alex Noble retuned the ensuing kickoff 61 yards to set the Dolphins up with great field position, but a 32-yard field goal attempt by Cunningham was no good. The Dolphins got another chance in the red zone following an inter-ception by freshman Josiah McCall that set Mosley up at the Pensacola 18-yard line.This time CunninghamÂs kick was true from 27 yards out to give the Dolphins a 21-18 edge with 2:16 remain-ing. Out of timeouts, the Tigers marched right back down the field into scoring position thanks to a 35-yard pass connection from Williams to Stallworth up to the Mosley 24-yard line.A sack by Nick Smith on third-and-8 from the Mosley 12-yard line knocked the Tigers back to the 19 for fourth down. Williams then put a ball up into the back right corner of the end zone and Stallworth made a terrific catch in traffic for the go-ahead touchdown.Williams finished 7 of 17 passing for 117 yards and a touchdown with two intercep-tions, with Stallworth catching six passes for 106 yards. Williams also rushed 18 times for 58 yards. Maddox completed 8 of 17 passes for 105 yards with an interception. Don McKay led the Mosley rush-ing attack with 92 yards on 14 carries, while Greene rushed 22 times for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Ellington had three receptions for 81 yards. MOSLEYFrom Page C1and you try to get out there. Guys were excited to go play again and hyped about that. We had that good energy and good vibes and it was going food there for the first half.ÂI told the guys we shouldnÂt have went in and sat down at halftime. When they stood back up, the cramps started and everything else. The defense couldnÂt even tackle. We were just gassed and couldnÂt make a play.ÂŽSenior quarterback Brady Peddie had a big night for the Bulldogs, tossing four touchdown passes and rush-ing for another. Austin Waller caught two of the touch-downs, with Crisanto Rangel catching another. TyTy Brags had a receiving touchdown and also added a defensive touchdown on a scoop and score.While the loss was devastating in a football context, Causseaux said it meant a lot to both the players and the coaches simply to be playing football at all.ÂWe were excited just to be able to get back on the field and play,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe thought the season was over. Now we have an opportunity to get back out there and finish out the season and weÂre pretty happy about that. WeÂve got two more weeks and two chances to get a win.ÂŽLiberty County will take on Chipley next week and finish the season Nov. 2 against Sneads. FOOTBALLFrom Page C1 Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow (28) runs past Mississippi defenders towards the goal line, before fumbling the ball into the end zone, during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Oxford, Miss. Auburn recovered the fumble for a touchdown and won 31-16. [AP PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS] Mosley running back Jacarri Greene drags Pensacola tacklers along during SaturdayÂs game. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD]
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 C3FANTASYWATCHSTART SonyMichel,RB,Patriots: HeÂsarrived toborderlineRB1status.Inhispast threegames,Michelisaveraging105.1 yardsonasolid4.7yardspercarry averagewhilescoringfourtouchdowns.Byaveraging22.1carriesa game,Michelhasshatteredthelongtimefearoffantasyownerscommitting toPatriotsrunningbacks. SIT DeshaunWatson,QB,Texans: Watson lookslikeaquarterbackwithonly13 gamesofexperienceunderhisbelt.Inhis pasttwostarts,Watsonhasthrownthree interceptionsandhasledtheoffenseto onlytwodrivesthatresultedintouchdowns.Alotofhisissuescomefromthe factHoustonÂsrunninggameaverages just3.9yardspercarryandhasonlyone rushin g touchdownfromitsbacks. START JohnBrown,WR,Ravens: Nothingsays ÂreboundÂŽlikefacingtheSaintspass defensethatisthemostfantasy-friendly unitagainstopposingreceivers.Brown hadonlythreetargetslastweekagainst theTitansbutshouldeasilyreturnto thenearlyninetargetspergamehehad beforethat.NewOrleanshasgivenup 21passesofatleast20yards,which playswellforBrown. SIT DalvinCook,RB,Vikings: Although CookpracticedWednesdaywithouta hitch,theweeklysagacontinuesfor ownersofCook.Hehasonly10touches overthelastfourgamesandevenifhe doesgetontheÂ“eld,thereÂsnoguaranteehowmanytouchesheÂllsee.Cook couldmissoutonaJetsdefensethatis amodest17thagainsttherun.BrandonC.Williams RotoEx p erts WEEK 7 ThursdayÂsgameBroncos45,Cardinals10: DenveroverwhelmedJosh RosenandArizona,leading35-3athalftime. 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Lastweek: Billslostto Texans20-13;Coltslost toJets42-34 Notes: Billshavewon threeoflastfourin series,datingto2010.Saints(4-1)at Ravens(4-2)When: Sunday, 4:05p.m.ET Openingline: Ravens by2 Seriesrecord: Ravens lead5-1 Lastmeeting: Ravens beatSaints34-27,Nov. 24,2014 Lastweek: Saintshad bye;RavensbeatTitans 21-0 Notes: SaintsÂonlywin overBaltimorecamein 2002.L.A.Rams(6-0) at49ers(1-5)When: Sunday, 4:25p.m.ET Openingline: Ramsby 12 Seriesrecord: 49ers lead69-65-3 Lastmeeting: 49ers beatRams34-13,Dec. 31,2017 Lastweek: Ramsbeat Broncos23-20;49ers lostatPackers33-30 Notes: LosAngeleslast undefeatedteaminthe NFL.Cowboys(3-3) atRedskins(3-2)When: Sunday, 4:25p.m.ET Openingline: Redskins by3 Seriesrecord: Cowboys lead70-44-2 Lastmeeting: Cowboys beatRedskins38-14, Nov.30,2017 Lastweek: Cowboysbeat Jaguars40-7;Redskins beatPanthers23-17 Notes: Neitherteamhas wontwogamesinrow yetthisseason.Bengals(4-2) atChiefs(5-1)When: Sunday, 8:20p.m.ET Openingline: Chiefsby 6 Seriesrecord: Bengals lead15-13 Lastmeeting: Bengals beatChiefs36-21,Oct. 4,2015 Lastweek: Bengalslost toSteelers28-21;Chiefs losttoPatriots43-40 Notes: Bengalshavewon fourstraightinseries datingtoOct.14, 2007.N.Y.Giants(1-5) atFalcons(2-4)When: Monday, 8:15p.m.ET Openingline: Falcons by5 Seriesrecord: Tied12-12 Lastmeeting: Falcons beatGiants24-20,Sept. 20,2015 Lastweek: Giantslost toEagles34-13;Falcons beatBuccaneers34-29 Notes: Giantsbeat Falcons31-10inlast Mondaynightmeeting onOct.15,2007. ATLANTA (AP) Â„ Pat Shurmur isnÂt about to express sympathy for the Atlanta FalconsÂ ever-growing list of key players on injured reserve.The New York GiantsÂ coach has his own problems. The Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday nightÂs matchup of last-place teams. Atlanta snapped its own three-game skid with last weekÂs win over Tampa Bay.The Falcons will lean on Tevin Coleman as their new starting running back after placing Devonta Freeman on I R this week with a groin injury. Free-man already missed three games with a bruised knee and last weekÂs game with the groin injury, so it was easy for Shurmur to study Falcons film with Cole-man and rookie Ito Smith sharing all the snaps at running back.ÂIÂve always been impressed with the way they move the ball and the way they score points,ÂŽ Shurmur said. ÂThey find a way to score points no matter who is running the ball.ÂŽThe GiantsÂ offensive woes continued in a 34-13 loss to the Eagles to extend their losing streak.Freeman joins offensive guard Andy Levitre as offensive starters on IR. Overall, the Falcons have lost five starters to IR, including safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen and linebacker Deion Jones. Also, top defensive tackle Grady Jarrett has missed two straight games with an ankle injury. The Falcons hope Free-man and Allen can return this season, but each must miss at least eight games. Freeman wouldnÂt be eli-gible to return until the next-to-last game of the regular season.Here are some things to know about the Giants-Falcons matchup of last-place teams: BARKLEY ROLLINGGiants rookie halfback Saquon Barkley had a career-high 229 yards from scrimmage (130 rushing, 99 receiving) last week. He has at least 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first six career games, one off the rookie record set by Kareem Hunt of Kansas City last season. The record for most consecutive games with 100 yards from scrimmage by a rookie during any point in the season is 10, set by Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams in 1983. NEW KICKERGiorgio Tavecchio was signed by Atlanta to fill in for at least one week for kicker Matt Bryant, who strained his right hamstring making a 57-yard field goal last week.Giants look to snap 3-game skid against hurting Falcons
** C4 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News Herald SCOREBOARD By Chris LehouritesThe Associated PressLONDON Â„ That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged.The All England Club said Friday it will intro-duce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a final-set tiebreaker to determine a singles match Â„ either the fifth set in a menÂs match or the third set for the women. The U.S. Open, however, starts its final-set tiebreakers at 6-6. At the Australian Open and the French Open, players still have to win by two games in the final set in singles matches. ÂOur view was that the time had come to introduce a tie-break method for matches that had not reached their natural conclusion at a reasonable point during the deciding set,ÂŽ Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook said in a statement. In a tiebreaker, the first player to get seven points Â„ leading by at least two points Â„ wins the set. In 2010, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon. The match took more than 11 hours and lasted over three days before Isner won 70-68 in the final set.According to Wimble-don CEO Richard Lewis, many players were in favor of the change.ÂThere were mixed views, itÂs fair to say. But predominantly, players favored the final-set tiebreak,ÂŽ Lewis said. ÂThey recognize the qual-ity of tennis goes down, players start playing not to lose rather than the excitement or the deter-mination to win. And they recognize it affects the quality of the matches on subsequent rounds.ÂŽWimbledon will introduce nal-set tiebreakers in Â19This June 24, 2010, photo shows John Isner and Nicolas Mahut posing next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking menÂs singles match at Wimbledon. [ALASTAIR GRANT/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] PRO BASEBALL PLAYOFFSAll times Eastern LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American LeagueAll games on TBSBOSTON 4, HOUSTON 1Oct. 13: Houston 7, Boston 2 Oct. 14: Boston 7, Houston 5 Oct. 16: Boston 8, Houston 2 Oct. 17: Boston 8, Houston 6 Thursday: Boston 4, Houston 1National LeagueFox and FS1L.A. DODGERS 3, MILWAUKEE 3Oct. 12: Milwaukee 6, Los Angeles 5 Oct. 13: Los Angeles 4, Milwaukee 3 Oct. 15: Milwaukee 4, Los Angeles 0 Oct. 16: Los Angeles 2, Milwaukee 1, 13 innings Oct. 17: Los Angeles 5, Milwaukee 2 Friday: Milwaukee 7, Los Angeles 2 Today: Los Angeles (Buehler 8-5) at Milwaukee (Chacin 15-8), 8:09 p.m.NLCS GAME 6: BREWERS 7, DODGERS 2LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Freese 1b 3 1 2 2 0 0 .250 Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Floro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ferguson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Grandal ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 Muncy 2b-1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .167 Turner 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .240 Machado ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .261 Bellinger cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .190 Taylor lf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .350 b-Pederson ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Puig rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 Barnes c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Maeda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 g-Kemp ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Ryu p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 Urias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Dozier ph-2b 1 1 0 0 1 0 .111 TOTALS 32 2 5 2 2 9 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 5 2 2 0 0 1 .276 Yelich rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .167 Braun lf 4 1 2 1 1 2 .280 Shaw 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .200 f-Perez ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 Aguilar 1b 4 2 3 3 1 1 .318 Moustakas 3b 4 1 1 1 1 2 .120 Kratz c 2 0 1 1 0 0 .154 d-Granderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Pina c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Arcia ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .318 Miley p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .500 Knebel p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .400 Burnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 35 7 11 6 6 13 LOS ANGELES 100 010 000Â„2 5 0 MILWAUKEE 410 000 11XÂ„7 11 0 a-walked for Urias in the 5th. b-hit by pitch for Taylor in the 6th. c-Â” ied out for Ferguson in the 7th. d-struck out for Kratz in the 7th. e-struck out for Jeffress in the 7th. f-out on Â“ elderÂs choice for Shaw in the 8th. g-popped out for Hill in the 9th. LOBÂ„Los Angeles 6, Milwaukee 11. 2BÂ„ Freese (1), Yelich (1), Braun (2), Aguilar 2 (3), Moustakas (1). HRÂ„Freese (1), off Miley. RBIsÂ„Freese 2 (2), Braun (4), Aguilar 3 (4), Moustakas (1), Kratz (1). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Los Angeles 2 (Freese, Machado); Milwaukee 6 (Moustakas 2, Miley, Knebel 2, Santana). RISPÂ„Los Angeles 0 for 3; Milwaukee 5 for 16. Runners moved upÂ„Yelich, Shaw, Arcia. LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ryu, L, 0-1 3 7 5 5 2 3 57 8.59 Urias 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 3.00 Wood 1 0 0 0 2 3 23 2.70 Floro .2 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Ferguson .1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.00 Maeda 1 2 2 2 1 2 28 6.75 Hill 1 1 0 0 1 1 17 1.50 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Miley 4.1 5 2 2 2 4 87 1.80 Knebel, W, 1-0 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 25 1.42 Jeffress, H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 5.40 Burnes 2 0 0 0 0 2 24 3.60 Maeda pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Ferguson 1-0, Hill 1-1, Knebel 2-0. HBPÂ„Wood (Kratz), Knebel (Pederson). WPÂ„Maeda. UmpiresÂ„Home, Brian Gorman; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Alan Porter; Third, Gerry Davis; Right, Jim Wolf; Left, Hunter Wendelstedt. TÂ„3:34. AÂ„43,619 (41,900).WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary)(All games televised on FOX)BOSTON VS. NL CHAMPIONTuesday: Los Angeles-Milwaukee winner at Boston, 8:09 p.m. Wednesday: National League winner at Boston, 8:09 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26: Boston at NL winner, 8:09 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: Boston at NL winner, 8:09 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 28: Boston at NL winner, 8:15 p.m. x-Tuesday, Oct. 30: NL winner at Boston, 8:09 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: NL winner at Boston, 8:09 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll times EasternTodayÂs GamesNo. 1 Alabama at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue, 7:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 16 North Carolina State, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 LSU vs. No. 22 Mississippi State, 7 p.m. No. 6 Michigan at No. 24 Michigan State, noon No. 9 Oklahoma at Texas Christian, noon No. 10 Central Florida at East Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington St., 7:30 p.m. No. 14 Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Washington vs. Colorado, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Penn State at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. No. 19 Iowa vs. Maryland, noon No. 20 Cincinnati at Temple, noon No. 21 South Florida vs. UConn, 7 p.m. No. 23 Wisconsin vs. Illinois, noonRESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Subject to change)ThursdayÂs Games SOUTHWESTArkansas State 51, Georgia State 35FAR WESTStanford 20, Arizona State 13FridayÂs Games EASTYale 23, Penn 10FAR WESTBoise State 56, Colorado State 28 Air Force 41, UNLV 35TodayÂs Games EASTMiami (Ohio) (3-4) at Army (4-2), noon Lafayette (1-5) at Bucknell (1-6), noon Princeton (5-0) at Harvard (3-2), noon Central State (Ohio) (3-4) at Robert Morris (0-5), noon Northwestern (3-3) at Rutgers (1-6), noon Duquesne (4-3) at St. Francis (Pa.) (2-4), noon Cincinnati (6-0) at Temple (4-3), noon N. Carolina (1-4) at Syracuse (4-2), 12:20 p.m. Cornell (2-3) at Brown (1-4), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (3-3) at Central Conn. (4-3), 1 p.m. Bryant (4-2) at Fordham (1-5), 1 p.m. Davidson (5-2) at Marist (2-4), 1 p.m. Campbell (5-1) at Monmouth (NJ) (4-2), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (5-0) at Columbia (3-2), 1:30 p.m. Lehigh (1-5) at Georgetown (3-4), 2 p.m. Towson (5-1) at Albany (NY) (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Houston (5-1) at Navy (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Delaware (4-2) at New Hampshire (1-5), 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina (3-3) at UMass (2-5), 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island (4-2) at Stony Brook (5-2), 6 p.m.SOUTHAuburn (4-3) at Mississippi (5-2), noon Virginia (4-2) at Duke (5-1), 12:30 p.m. Richmond (3-4) at Elon (4-2), 1:30 p.m. Delaware State (0-6) at SC State (1-5), 1:30 p.m. The Citadel (1-4) at VMI (0-6), 1:30 p.m. ETSU (6-1) at Wofford (4-2), 1:30 p.m. Samford (3-4) at Furman (2-3), 2 p.m. Idaho State (4-2) at Liberty (3-3), 2 p.m. Valparaiso (1-5) at Morehead State (2-4), 2 p.m. NC Central (2-3) at Norfolk State (3-2), 2 p.m. FAU (3-3) at Marshall (4-2), 2:30 p.m. Grambling State (3-3) at Alcorn State (5-2), 3 p.m. Murray State (3-3) at E. Kentucky (3-3), 3 p.m. N. Alabama (4-3) at Jackson State (3-2), 3 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-5) at MVSU (0-5), 3 p.m. Charlotte (3-3) at Middle Tennessee (3-3), 3 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-4) at Appalachian State (4-1), 3:30 p.m. NC State (5-0) at Clemson (6-0), 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest (3-3) at Fla. State (3-3), 3:30 p.m. UTEP (0-6) at Louisiana Tech (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Alabama (7-0) at Tennessee (3-3), 3:30 p.m. SMU (2-4) at Tulane (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Maine (4-2) at William & Mary (2-4), 3:30 p.m. NC A&T (5-2) at Bethune-Cookman (4-3), 4 p.m. W. Carolina (3-3) at Mercer (3-3), 4 p.m. Tenn. Tech (0-6) at Tenn. State (2-3), 5:30 p.m. Presbyterian (2-3) at Charleston Southern (2-3), 6 p.m. Jacksonville (1-4) at Stetson (4-1), 6 p.m. UCF (6-0) at East Carolina (2-4), 7 p.m. Mississippi State (4-2) at LSU (6-1), 7 p.m. Texas State (1-5) at La.-Monroe (3-4), 7 p.m. Howard (2-3) at Morgan State (2-4), 7 p.m. UConn (1-5) at South Florida (6-0), 7 p.m. UTSA (3-4) at Southern Miss. (2-3), 7 p.m. Rice (1-6) at FIU (4-2), 7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt (3-4) at Kentucky (5-1), 7:30 p.m. North Texas (6-1) at UAB (5-1), 7:30 p.m. Old Dominion (1-6) at W. Ky. (1-5), 7:30 p.m. Abilene Chri stian (3-4) at SE La. (3-4), 8 p.m.MIDWESTSan Diego (4-2) at Butler (3-3), noon Maryland (4-2) at Iowa (5-1), noon Michigan (6-1) at Michigan State (4-2), noon Buffalo (6-1) at Toledo (3-3), noon Illinois (3-3) at Wisconsin (4-2), noon Drake (3-2) at Dayton (3-4), 1 p.m. Bowling Green (1-6) at Ohio (3-3), 2 p.m. Jacksonville State (5-1) at SE Mo. (4-2), 2 p.m. E. Michigan (3-4) at Ball State (3-4), 3 p.m. W. Michigan (5-2) at Cent. Michigan (1-6), 3 p.m. UT Martin (1-5) at E. Illinois (1-6), 3 p.m. W. Illinois (2-4) at Missouri State (3-2), 3 p.m. Indiana State (3-3) at S. Illinois (1-5), 3 p.m. Penn State (4-2) at Indiana (4-3), 3:30 p.m. Akron (2-3) at Kent State (1-6), 3:30 p.m. Ill. State (5-1) at N. Dakota State (6-0), 3:30 p.m. Minnesota (3-3) at Nebraska (0-6), 3:30 p.m. Memphis (4-3) at Missouri (3-3), 4 p.m. S. Dakota State (3-2) at N. Iowa (3-3), 5 p.m. S. Dakota (3-3) at Youngstown State (2-4), 6 p.m. Ohio State (7-0) at Pur due (3-3), 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTTulsa (1-5) at Arkansas (1-6), noon Oklahoma (5-1) at TCU (3-3), noon Southern U. (3-3) vs. Texas Southern (1-5), 3 p.m. Kansas (2-4) at Texas Tech (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Sam Houston State (4-2) at Lamar (2-4), 4 p.m. McNeese St. (5-1) at Incarnate Word (3-3), 5 p.m. Northwestern St. (2-4) at Cent. Ark. (4-2), 7 p.m. S.F. Austin (1-5) at Houston Baptist (1-5), 7 p.m.FAR WESTN. Arizona (3-3) at N. Colorado (0-7), 2 p.m. Utah State (5-1) at Wyoming (2-5), 2:30 p.m. Colorado (5-1) at Washington (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Ga. Southern (5-1) at New Mexico State (2-5), 4 p.m. California (3-3) at Oregon State (1-5), 4 p.m. S. Utah (1-5) at Idaho (2-4), 5 p.m. Montana State (4-2) at Weber State (4-2), 6 p.m. UC Davis (5-1) at Cal Poly (2-4), 7:05 p.m. Fresno St.(5-1) at New Mexico (3-3), 7:30 p.m. Oregon (5-1) at Wash. State (5-1), 7:30 p.m. Southern Cal (4-2) at Utah (4-2), 8 p.m. N. Dakota (4-2) at Sacramento St. (2-4), 9 p.m. San Jose St. (0-6) at San Diego St. (5-1), 10:30 p.m. Arizona (3-4) at UCLA (1-5), 10:30 p.m. Nevada (3-4) at Hawaii (6-2), 11:59 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Detroit 3 215 at Chicago at Washington 1 216 Toronto at Indiana 8 211 Brooklyn at Philadelphia 12 217 Orlando Boston 9 211 at New York at Miami 5 216 Charlotte Minnesota 2 216 at Dallas at Denver 9 224 Phoenix at Portland 4 214 San Antonio Houston 3 235 at L.A. LakersNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Columbus -160 Chicago +150 at Philadelphia -111 New Jersey +101 at Carolina -143 Colorado +133 at Winnipeg -200 Arizona +180 at Los Angeles Off Buffalo Off at Florida Off Detroit Off at Toronto -160 St. Louis +150 Montreal -118 at Ottawa +108 at Minnesota Off Tampa Bay Off at Vegas Off Anaheim Off at Edmonton Off Nashville Off Boston -162 at Vancouver +152 at San Jose -220 N.Y. Islanders +200COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Kentucky 10 12 46 Vanderbilt at Temple 3 3 47 Cincinnati UCF 24 21 64 at E.Carolina at Syracuse 11 10 68 No. Carolina at Iowa 10 10 43 Maryland at Duke 7 7 44 Virginia FAU +1 3 62 at Marshall Northwestern 21 20 48 at Rutgers at UMass 2 3 71 Coast. Caro. at Army 12 8 47 Miami (OH) Michigan 5 7 40 at Mich. St. Ohio State 14 12 69 at Purdue Alabama 28 28 57 at Tennessee E. Michigan 1 3 45 at Ball St. Buffalo +4 1 61 at Toledo Akron 4 5 51 at Kent St. Penn State 14 14 59 at Indiana at Wisconsin 26 24 56 Illinois Houston 11 12 60 at Navy at La. Tech 27 23 48 UTEP at FIU 24 23 52 Rice at Appa. St. 26 25 68 ULL at Arkansas 3 5 53 Tulsa Georgia South. 13 11 54 at NMSU Utah St. 13 15 50 at Wyoming Fresno St. 17 13 52 at New Mex. W. Michigan 4 3 54 at Cent.Mich. at UCLA 5 10 57 Arizona at Wash. St. +1 2 68 Oregon at Washington 17 17 50 Colorado California 7 7 58 at Oregon St. at Florida St. 10 9 59 Wake Forest at Ohio 18 16 69 Bowl.Green at ULM 11 10 60 Texas State at Nebraska 7 4 54 Minnesota at So. Florida 30 32 69 UConn Oklahoma 7 7 62 at TCU at UAB 1 1 54 North Texas at Tulane 6 7 57 Smu at Clemson 20 17 57 N.C. State at Texas Tech 18 18 59 Kansas at South. Miss. 16 16 44 UTSA at Middle Tenn. 17 16 48 Charlotte at Missouri 6 9 72 Memphis Auburn 2 4 64 at Miss. at W. Kentucky 6 4 55 OldDominion at LSU 9 6 45 Miss. St. at Utah 6 7 48 SouthernCal. at San Diego St. 27 27 42 San Jose St. at Hawaii 1 3 67 NevadaNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG L.A. Chargers 3 6 44 Tennessee New England 3 2 48 at Chicago at Tampa Bay 3 3 51 Cleveland Detroit 1 3 46 at Miami at Philadelphia 3 4 44 Carolina at Indianapolis 6 7 43 Buffalo at Kansas City 6 5 58 Cincinnati Minnesota 3 3 46 at N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville 5 4 41 Houston at Baltimore 1 3 49 New Orleans at Washington 3 1 41 Dallas L.A. Rams 12 9 52 at San Fran.Monday at Atlanta 5 4 54 N.Y. Giants Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD Â„ Signed C Quinn Irey. ST. PAUL Â„ Released INFs Jake Smith and Zach Walters.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationLOS ANGELES LAKERS Â„ Signed F Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract. waived F Travis Wear.NBA G LeagueGREENSBORO SWARM Â„ Named Chasity Melvin assistant coach.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ Fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Announced quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will assume that role. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Â„ Traded a 2019 Â“ fthround draft pick to Cleveland for RB Carlos Hyde. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Â„ Signed WR Krishawn Hogan to the practice squad. Released WR K.J. Brent from the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Named Lara Juras vice president of people & culture.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS Â„ Recalled LW Pontus Aberg from San Diego (AHL). Assigned RW Troy Terry to San Diego. ARIZONA C OYOTES Â„ Assigned C David Ullstrom to Tucson (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS Â„ Assigned D Brian Lashoff to Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS Â„ Assigned D Eric Gryba and F John Quenneville to Binghamton (AHL). Activated G Cory Schneider off the injured non-roster list and assigned him to Binghamton. Recalled C Kevin Rooney from Binghamton.SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS Â„ Fined Minnesota United and coach Adrian Heath; Colorado Rapids and coach Anthony Hudson; UnitedÂs M Alexi Gomez and three-game suspension; UnitedÂs M Harrison Heath and two-game suspension; RapidsÂ F Yannick Boli and a one-game suspension and UnitedÂs goalkeeper coach John Pascarella a three-game suspension.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA BOBSLED AND SKELETON Â„ Announced the retirement of bobsledder Jamie Greubel Poser. USA CYCLING Â„ Announced the resignation of chief executive Derek Bouchard-Hall at the end of the year. USADA Â„ Announced cyclist Shaun Moffett accepted an additional three-month sanction and had his results disqualiÂ“ ed for competing while ineligible. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 2 0 1.000 Â„ Brooklyn 1 1 .500 1 Boston 1 1 .500 1 New York 1 1 .500 1 Philadelphia 1 1 .500 1 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 1 1 .500 Â„ Miami 1 1 .500 Â„ Orlando 1 1 .500 Â„ Washington 0 1 .000 Atlanta 0 2 .000 1 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 2 0 1.000 Â„ Detroit 1 0 1.000 Indiana 1 1 .500 1 Chicago 0 1 .000 1 Cleveland 0 2 .000 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB New Orleans 2 0 1.000 Â„ San Antonio 1 0 1.000 Memphis 1 1 .500 1 Dallas 0 1 .000 1 Houston 0 1 .000 1 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 1 0 1.000 Â„ Portland 1 0 1.000 Â„ Utah 1 0 1.000 Â„ Minnesota 1 1 .500 Oklahoma City 0 2 .000 1 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Phoenix 1 0 1.000 Â„ Golden State 1 0 1.000 Â„ L.A. Clippers 1 1 .500 L.A. Lakers 0 1 .000 1 Sacramento 0 2 .000 1ThursdayÂs GamesMiami 113, Washington 112 Philadelphia 127, Chicago 108 Portland 128, L.A. Lakers 119FridayÂs GamesCharlotte 120, Orlando 88 Brooklyn 107, New York 105 Memphis 131, Atlanta 116 Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123 New Orleans 149, Sacramento 129 Toronto 113, Boston 101 Milwaukee 118, Indiana 101 Golden State 124, Utah 123 L.A. Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 92TodayÂs GamesBrooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.SundayÂs GamesAtlanta at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Toronto 8 6 2 0 12 33 26 Montreal 6 4 1 1 9 21 15 Boston 7 4 2 1 9 26 21 Tampa Bay 5 4 1 0 8 18 10 Ottawa 6 3 2 1 7 24 22 Buffalo 7 3 4 0 6 13 22 Florida 5 1 2 2 4 18 21 Detroit 7 0 5 2 2 15 33 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Carolina 7 4 2 1 9 25 22 New Jersey 5 4 1 0 8 20 9 Columbus 6 4 2 0 8 22 22 Pittsburgh 6 3 1 2 8 20 20 Washington 7 3 2 2 8 29 28 N.Y. Islanders 6 3 3 0 6 19 16 Philadelphia 7 3 4 0 6 25 31 N.Y. Rangers 7 2 4 1 5 18 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 7 6 1 0 12 24 15 Colorado 7 4 1 2 10 26 18 Winnipeg 7 4 2 1 9 19 17 Chicago 6 3 1 2 8 23 25 Minnesota 7 3 2 2 8 17 20 Dallas 7 3 4 0 6 19 21 St. Louis 6 1 3 2 4 17 23 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Anaheim 7 5 1 1 11 21 15 Calgary 7 4 3 0 8 26 23 Vancouver 7 4 3 0 8 23 23 San Jose 7 3 3 1 7 22 20 Edmonton 5 3 2 0 6 13 16 Vegas 7 3 4 0 6 15 20 Los Angeles 7 2 4 1 5 14 23 Arizona 6 2 4 0 4 8 12 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.ThursdayÂs GamesColorado 5, New Jersey 3 Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 1 Winnipeg 4, Vancouver 1 Arizona 4, Chicago 1 Edmonton 3, Boston 2, OT San Jose 5, Buffalo 1 N.Y. Islanders 7, Los Angeles 2FridayÂs GamesFlorida 6, Washington 5, SO Minnesota 3, Dallas 1 Nashville 5, Calgary 3TodayÂs GamesColorado at Carolina, 1 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. Arizona at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. St. Louis at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Boston at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Vegas, 10 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.SundayÂs GamesTampa Bay at Chicago, 7 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 8 p.m.P GOLF PGA TOURCJ CUPFridayÂs leaders at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea Purse: $9.5 million. Yardage: 7,196; Par: 72 (36-36)Second RoundScott Piercy 70-65Â„135 Brooks Koepka 71-65Â„136 Chez Reavie 68-70Â„138 Alex Noren 74-65Â„139 Ian Poulter 70-69Â„139 Ryan Armour 73-67Â„140 Jamie Lovemark 72-68Â„140 Pat Perez 72-68Â„140 Gary Woodland 73-67Â„140 Brian Harman 76-64Â„140 J.J. Spaun 71-70Â„141 Andrew Putnam 73-68Â„141 Jimmy Walker 72-69Â„141 Cameron Smith 74-67Â„141 Joel Dahmen 72-70Â„142 Kevin Na 73-69Â„142 Brice Garnett 73-69Â„142 Adam Hadwin 71-71Â„142 Si Woo Kim 69-73Â„142 Sung Kang 75-67Â„142 Ryan Palmer 72-70Â„142 Rafa Cabrera Bello 73-70Â„143 Graeme McDowell 71-72Â„143 J.B. Holmes 73-70Â„143 Louis Oosthuizen 72-71Â„143 Tae Hee Lee 72-71Â„143 Justin Thomas 73-70Â„143 Rod Pampling 70-73Â„143 Patton Kizzire 71-72Â„143 Keith Mitchell 75-69Â„144 Brian Gay 74-70Â„144 Dong Seop Maeng 71-73Â„144 Ernie Els 73-71Â„144 Paul Casey 71-73Â„144 Jason Day 73-71Â„144 Adam Scott 75-69Â„144 Brandt Snedeker 72-72Â„144 Jason Dufner 72-72Â„144 Peter Uihlein 73-71Â„144 Ted Potter Jr. 77-67Â„144 Sungjae Im 73-71Â„144 Kyle Stanley 72-72Â„144 Nick Watney 70-74Â„144 James Hahn 76-69Â„145 C.T. Pan 76-69Â„145 Hideki Matsuyama 71-74Â„145 Kevin Tway 73-72Â„145 Austin Cook 70-75Â„145 Brian Stuard 77-68Â„145 Beau Hossler 75-70Â„145 Tyrrell Hatton 72-73Â„145 Brendan Steele 74-71Â„145 Michael Kim 70-75Â„145 Ryan Moore 72-73Â„145 Joaquin Niemann 75-70Â„145 Marc Leishman 75-71Â„146 Danny Willett 69-77Â„146 Stewart Cink 77-69Â„146 Charl Schwartzel 76-70Â„146 Abraham Ancer 75-71Â„146 Hyungjoon Lee 74-72Â„146 Charley Hoffman 76-71Â„147 Byeong Hun An 70-77Â„147 Kevin Chappell 76-71Â„147 Chesson Hadley 75-73Â„148 Charles Howell III 72-76Â„148 Branden Grace 75-73Â„148 Emiliano Grillo 73-75Â„148 Billy Horschel 74-74Â„148 Sanghyun Park 75-73Â„148 Xander Schauffele 76-73Â„149 Shubhankar Sharma 74-75Â„149 Jason Kokrak 77-73Â„150 Whee Kim 76-75Â„151 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 78-73Â„151 Doyeob Mun 72-80Â„152 Hyun-woo Ryu 77-76Â„153 Minchel Choi 82-72Â„154LPGA TOURBUICK LPGA SHANGHAIFridayÂs leaders at Qizhong Garden GC, Shanghai Purse: $2.1 million. Yardage: 6,541; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Second RoundSei Young Kim 67-67Â„134 Danielle Kang 67-68Â„135 Ariya Jutanugarn 66-69Â„135 Brittany Altomare 71-66Â„137 Bronte Law 69-68Â„137 Brittany Lincicome 69-68Â„137 Angel Yin 73-65Â„138 Carlota Ciganda 70-68Â„138 Yu Liu 69-69Â„138 Minjee Lee 68-70Â„138 Paula Creamer 68-71Â„139 Su Oh 69-71Â„140 So Yeon Ryu 69-71Â„140 Wenbo Liu 68-72Â„140 Annie Park 69-72Â„141 Wei-Ling Hsu 69-72Â„141 Lydia Ko 68-73Â„141 Lizette Salas 68-73Â„141 Sarah Jane Smith 74-68Â„142 Marina Alex 72-70Â„142 Jin Young Ko 72-70Â„142 Pornanong Phatlum 71-71Â„142 Pernilla Lindberg 71-71Â„142 Sung Hyun Park 73-70Â„143 Ashleigh Buhai 72-71Â„143 Shanshan Feng 72-71Â„143 Mi Hyang Lee 71-72Â„143 Jeong Eun Lee 71-72Â„143 Nelly Korda 70-73Â„143 Katherine Kirk 74-70Â„144 Aditi Ashok 71-73Â„144 Sakura Yokomine 70-74Â„144 Ryann OÂToole 68-76Â„144 Eun-Hee Ji 75-70Â„145 Weiwei Zhang 73-72Â„145 Jaye Marie Green 73-72Â„145 Mo Martin 73-72Â„145 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 72-73Â„145 Caroline Masson 72-73Â„145 Jacqui Concolino 71-74Â„145 Jane Park 69-76Â„145 Ruixin Liu 74-72Â„146 Xiang Sui 73-73Â„146 Chella Choi 73-73Â„146 Jennifer Song 73-73Â„146 Ally McDonald 71-75Â„146 Amy Yang 70-76Â„146 Brooke M. Henderson 75-72Â„147 Xiyu Lin 75-72Â„147 Yuting Shi 75-72Â„147 a-Lei Ye 75-72Â„147 Yan Liu 73-74Â„147 Haeji Kang 73-74Â„147 Jenny Shin 72-75Â„147 Azahara Munoz 71-76Â„147 Megan Khang 71-77Â„148 Amy Olson 79-70Â„149 Hyo Joo Kim 74-75Â„149 Anna Nordqvist 73-76Â„149 Mirim Lee 73-76Â„149 Lindy Duncan 72-77Â„149The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. Â„ Mack embraces chal-lenge at scandal-plagued Louisville Chris Mack expected big changes when he left a school coming off a NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed-ing for scandal-plagued program with a rich bas-ketball tradition.Louisville's first-year coach hit the ground running after leaving Xavier, attracting several transfers to supplement the Cardi-nals' reserve holdovers. Mack's challenge will be melding them into a cohesive rotation he hopes can be competitive."We've got a lot to learn, but I've seen a lot of growth in our team over the last two-anda-half, three weeks," Mack said during Friday's media day. "There's a lot more to come, but the attitude's been great. I think our guys are improving, and their willingness to improve has been really impressive."We have one of the toughest schedules in the entire country, so our resiliency will be tested, our ability will be tested. And that's a good thing."Mack, 48, takes over Louisville after going 215-97 in nine seasons at Xavier with eight NCAA Tournament appearances. The Musketeers went 29-6 last season and earned their first No. 1 tournament seed-ing before losing in the second round to Florida State.Louisville hired Mack in late March to replace interim coach David Padgett, who led the team to a 22-14 finish and the NIT quarterfinals. Padgett replaced Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, who was fired for cause last October in the wake of the school's involvement in a federal corruption investigation of college basketball .Mack said he has followed the ongoing trial in New York and will deal with any possible NCAA scrutiny when it happens. Right now, he said "I only want to make sure we're ready to go in the opener" on Nov. 8 against Nicholls State.Louisville has faced an uphill battle toward that end.Besides losing four of its top five scorers and nearly 23 combined rebounds per game, the Cardinals also lost a lot of size and length. Junior wing V.J. King (8.6 points per game), guards Darius Perry and Dwayne Sutton and 6-foot-11 sophomore Malik Williams are back, but Mack spent his early months filling openings with seasoned veterans.The Cardinals landed graduate transfers guards such as Christen Cunningham (Samford) and Khwan Fore (Rich-mond) while luring 6-8 Akoy Agau back for a second stint in the pro-gram. Also eligible after sitting out last year per NCAA transfer rules is 6-10 junior Steven Enoch (Connecticut).Mack embraces challenge at Louisville
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 C5NorthwesternStateÂsRyanReed,left,wavesforafaircatchontheopeningkickoffagainst TexasA&MonAug.30inCollegeStation,Texas.About1ofevery10kickoffsintheFootballBowl Subdivisionhaveresultedinafaircatchgivingthereturnteampossessionatits25-yardlineundera rulethatwentintoeffectthisyear.Thepurposeoftherulewastominimizekickreturns,whichhave ahigherinjuryratecomparedwithothertypesofplays.[SAMCRAFT/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]ByEricOlsonTheAssociatedPressThenewcollegefootballrulerewardingteams formakingfaircatcheson kickoffshasnotcaughton likeofficiatingsupervisorsexpectedandmorechangescouldbemadein2019to furtherreducekickreturnsormakethemsafer.Ifafaircatchismadeonakickoffanywherebetweenthegoallineand25this season,itisruledatouchbackandtheballismarked atthe25.Thegoalwasto havefewerkickreturns, whichhaveahigherinjury ratecomparedwithother typesofplaysbecauseofthelikelihoodofhigh-speedplayercollisions.Faircatchesweremadeonjust11.2percentofkickoffsintheFootballBowlSubdi-visionthroughgamesofOct.13orapproximatelyhalftheseason.Thereweretouchbacksintheendzoneon45 percentofkickoffswhile40.6percentwerereturned(comparedwith51percentreturnedfortheentire2017season).Theremaining3.2 percentofkickoffswere eitheroutofboundsoronsideattempts.Thefiguresweregener-atedbyreportssubmittedtotheNCAAbygameofficialsandprovidedtoTheAssoci-atedPressonFriday.Accordingtoastudydonein2012,themostrecentdataavailable,theaveragestart-ingpositionafterakickoff returnwasbetweenthe 22-and23-yardlineifthe returnerstartsintheendzone.ÂWhenweputtheruleinplace,No.1,IthoughtitwasprobablygoodforthegameandIexpectedtoseeitusedalittlebitmorebecausetheaveragereturnisnotthe25,ÂŽBigTencoordinatorofofficialsBillCarollosaid.Adownsidetotherule:Amuffedfaircatchismarkedatthespotregardlessof whichteamrecovers,ashappensonapunt.AtlanticCoastConferencecoordinatorofofficiatingDennisHennigansaidcoachestoldhimtheywouldprefertheirreturnerstorunbackkicksinsteadofriskingamuffandgettingpinneddeepintheir end.HennigansaidcoachesalsotoldhimtheydonÂtwanttoforfeitthepossibilityofalongreturn.AlabamaÂsNickSabanis inthatcamp.TheCrimsonTideÂsJoshJacobsleadstheFBSwitha34.2-yardaver-ageonninereturns,andhe ranoneback77yardsforatouchdown.ÂWeÂreusingthatasaplayinthegametotrytomakeabigplay,ÂŽSabansaid.ÂWe haveexplosiveplayersto doit.Alotofpeoplehave usedthefaircatchagainst usandtakentheballatthe 25-yardline,whichistheirprerogative.ÂŽPittsburghhasemployed theruleeventhoughMauriceFfrenchrankssecond toJacobsandhasrunback twokicksfortouchdowns.FfrenchhasfourfaircatchesandteammateMychaleSalahuddinhasthree.ÂYoustandonthegoallineinsidethehash,andifyouhavetotakeonestepback-wardoryoutakeonestep totheright,youfaircatch itbecauseitÂsjusttoohard toget(areturn)timedup,ÂŽPittcoachPatNarduzzisaid.Narduzziadded,ÂThe25-yardlineisagreatplacetostart,letmetellyou.ItÂsalotbetterthanthe10-yardlineorthe15orthe20.ÂŽUtahhasreturnedonly twokicks,fewestinthe nation,andtakenfourfair catches.Playinghome gamesatanelevationover 4,600feet,ballscarryfarther,andopponentshave put68percentoftheir kicksintotheendzonefortouchbacks.UtescoachKyleWhittinghamsaidhisstaffhas researchedareasonthe fieldwheresuccessfulkick returnsaremostlikelytooriginate.ÂWehavedefiniteareasonthefieldwhereitÂscalledthegreenzone,wherewewillreturntheball,ÂŽhesaid.ÂIfitÂsnotinthatgreenzone, weÂregoingtoletitgointotheendzoneorfaircatchit.ÂŽNCAAnationalcoordinatorofofficialsRogers ReddingsaidtheFootball RulesCommitteeprobablywillconsidermorechangestokickoffrulesnextyearwiththeobjectiveofreduc-ingreturnsormakingthemlesslikelytoresultininjury.Apossibletweak,hesaid,wouldbeallowingateam whosereturnmanrecovershisownmuffedkick onafair-catchattempttostillgetpossessionatthe25ratherthanatthespotoftherecovery.Alsolikely,hesaid,is considerationofsomeof theNFLkickoffrulesthat wentintoeffectthisyear.IntheNFL,kickoffcoverageplayersmustbestationary beforetheballiskicked; previouslytheycouldstart runningbeforethekick.TheNFLalsodoesnotallowblockerstoengagedefend-ersuntiltheballisreceivedanditeliminatedtwo-manblockingwedges.ColoradocoachMike MacIntyre,whohashad inputonrulesissueson behalfoftheAmerican FootballCoachesAssocia-tion,saidthefaircatchrule wasafirststepandthatthelookofkickoffcoverageandreturnswillcontinueto evolve.ÂIthinkwhenwegetit allsetupinacoupleyears, whenitgetsalllikeitshould,ÂŽMacIntyresaid,ÂIthinkitwillbeareallygoodplay.ÂŽ ThatÂsnofairKickofaircatchesnotcatchingon SPORTS TICKER INBRIEFTEMPE,ARIZ.CardinalsÂOCgone afterblowoutlossTheArizonaCardinalsfiredoffensivecoordinatorMikeMcCoya dayaftertheteamwas b lownoutathomeby theDenverBroncosonnationaltelevision.First-yearheadcoachSteveWilkssaidFridaythatquarterbackscoachByronLeftwichwilltakeoverthejobforaclub thatis1-6,theworstrecordintheleague.ÂSevenweeksinto theseason,basedoffwherewewerefromthestandpointofproductionontheoffensivesideoftheball,Ifelttheneedtomakeachange, andthatÂswhatIdid,ÂŽ Wilkssaidatanewsconference.McCoy,formerhead coachoftheSanDiego Chargers,wasfiredfor thesecondtimeinas manyseasons.Hewas letgoafter10gamesasBroncoscoordinatorlastyear.KANSASCITY,KAN.Larsondeniedappeal ofrulesviolationKyleLarsonÂsappealofarulesviolationfromlastweekÂsraceatTalla-degawasdeniedFriday,ablowtotheChip GanassiRacingdriverÂschancesofadvancinginNASCARÂsplayoffs.Larsonwasdocked10points,crewchiefChad Johnstonwasfined $25,000andcarchief DavidBryantwassus-pendedforSundayÂsrace atKansasSpeedwayafterofficialsdeterminedtheteamusedunapproved metaltabsinviolation ofNASCARÂspolicyondamagedvehicles.Thepenaltydropped Larsonfrom26points b ehindtheplayoffcutoffto36,meaningtheelimi-nationraceatKansastotrimthefieldtoeightis practicallyamust-winforhim.ÂIdonÂtknowmuch abouttheappealsstuff. Ikindofjustdrive,ÂŽ Larsonsaid.ÂObvi-ously,a10-pointpenaltydoesnÂthelp,butIfelt likewithevenbeing26 pointsbackwewere goingtohavetogointo thisweekandgetawintomakethenextround.SoitdoesnÂtmeanmuchtome.ÂŽJEJUISLAND, SOUTHKOREAPiercyshoots65tolead atCJCupatNineBridgesBrooksKoepka,recentlynamedthePGATour playeroftheyear,gavehimselftheperfectoppor-tunitytobecometheNo.1playerintheworldwhenheshota7-underpar65to movetowithinoneshotoftheleadintheCJCuponFriday.AttheNineBridges course,thethree-timemajorchampionmadeaneagleonhisclosinghole tofinishon8-underpar136aftertworounds,justonestrokebehindScott Piercy,whowasbogey-freeinmatchingKoepkaÂs 65.Withthewindsubsid-ingandthecourseplayingmucheasierthanonthe openingdaywhenthescoringaveragewas73.26,44playersÂ„morethan halfthefieldof78Â„hadunder-parrounds. TheAssociatedPress ByBarryWilnerTheAssociatedPressNFLownerswere almostgiddyaboutthestateoftheirgameastheydepartedtheirfallmeetingsonWednesday.SowasCommissionerRogerGoodell.ThatÂseasytodo whenTVratingsareup, viewershipacrossall digitalmediaisstrong, scoreboardsarepracticallyexplodingwithall thepointsbeingscored, andthenumberofclosegamesthroughsixweekshasbeeneye-catching.ThereÂsalsothe prospectofattracting billionairesfromother sportswhenNFLfran-chiseshitthemarketnowthatacross-ownershipbanhasbeenlifted.Goingintheotherdirection,thefootballbillionairesare freetopurchaseteams inbaseball,hockeyor basketballthatarenotlocatedintheirNFLareas.ÂIwillleaveyouwith somethingthatIhave saidtotheownersmany times,ÂŽGoodellsaid. ÂIdonÂtthinktherehas beenabettertimetobe anNFLfan.Thequalityofthegamesandthe enjoymentthatcomes withthat,Ihearitfrom thefansallthetimeÂ„ thatisNo.1forthem. No.2istheaccesstothe gamesandthewaythat fansareabletoengage withtheNFL.Therearemoreplatformsandmoreopportunitiestodothat. Theexperienceisbetter becauseoftechnology.Allofthatcreatesamuchbetteropportunityforourfanstoenjoyfootballand NFLfootball.ÂFromourstandpoint,welookatthisasagreat momentforus:thetre-mendousgrowthandthetremendouspopularityo f ourgame.ÂŽ Therearestormclouds ahead,though.TheunilateralpolicytheleagueputtogetherinMaybarringplayersfromdemonstratingagainstsocialandracialinjusticeonthesidelineduringthe nationalanthemremains inlimbo.TheplayersÂunionanditsmembersfoughtback againstthepolicythat wouldallowplayerstoremaininthelockerroomduringÂTheStar-SpangledBanner,ÂŽbutthey couldnotkneelorsitby teambenchesduringtheanthem.AndwhileGoodellcor-rectlycitedthestrongandwidespreadcommunity involvementbeingdone bytheleagueandplayers,theprotestshavenÂt goneaway,norshould theplayersbepenalizedforexpressingtheirconcerns.ColinKaepernick, whosekneelingduring theanthemsoonwasembracedbymanyofhispeers,hasnÂtbeenwith ateamsince2016.That comesdowntotheindividualteams,ofcourse, andnottheleagueitself, anditÂsuncertainthatKaepernickwouldreturntothefieldifgiventheopportunity. 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** C6 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Dave SkrettaThe Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Kan. Â„ One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did when he learned their game against Cincinnati had been moved to Sunday night was pick up his phone and dial Clint Bowyer. Veach had met the Stew-art-Haas Racing driver when he joined other mem-bers of the Chiefs for a visit to Kansas Speedway in May. The two hit it off, keeping in touch throughout the summer and into the fall, and built a friendship based on mutual passions: racing and football.ÂIÂve always been a car guy and really enjoyed watching NASCAR races,ÂŽ Veach told The Associated Press. ÂWeÂve texted here and there, kept up our rela-tionship, and with him being a Kansas guy I have been trying to get him out here to a game this season.ÂŽThe time change to accommodate television provided the perfect opportunity.Now, Bowyer has a secondary reason to be fastest to the finish line in SundayÂs race at Kansas Speedway. The primary one? Winning would assure him a spot in the next round of NASCARÂs playoffs, and even a strong run should be enough to make the cutoff for the top eight to advance.But kickoff is only a couple hours after the race is expected to end Â„ assuming no weather issues or other delays Â„ and Bowyer will be pushing it join Veach at the game in time.ÂHeÂs been telling me how good they are and IÂve been telling him how excited I am,ÂŽ Bowyer said, Âand IÂm like, ÂMan, IÂm getting to a game. Just be patient with me.Â And he called and said the game was moved and my butt better be there. IÂve got a ticket, so my butt will be there.ÂŽItÂs another demonstration of the everyman love affair Bowyer has with his home state.He was raised in Empo-ria, a couple hours south of Kansas City, and once raced dirt late models at nearby Lakeside Speedway. When he struck it big in NASCAR, Bowyer returned to Emporia to purchase the dealership where he once worked as a lot attendant, dent specialist and detailer.Things have changed a lot this season, too.Bowyer failed to qualify for the playoffs or was knocked out before the fall race at Kansas the past four years. But with the backing of the hottest team in NASCAR, he arrives this weekend seventh in the standings and firmly in the championship hunt for the first time since 2012.While he loves everything about Kansas, the track itself has hardly loved him back. Bowyer has made 20 career starts in the Cup Series and led laps just three times. He has one top-10 run in the past five years, and that was a ninth-place finish in the spring race last year. His career-best of second came more than a decade ago for Richard Childress Racing.ÂI feel like we have a shot at competing for the cham-pionship when it comes down to Homestead,ÂŽ he said, Âbut we have to be solid this weekend on my home track. Typically the mile-and-a-halfs are not my favorite tracks. I hate to say that because Kansas is my home track. I need a solid weekend to take care of business and move on to the round of eight.ÂŽIt would also make palling around with Veach at Arrowhead Stadium a bit more fun.Kansas native Bowyer plans for plenty of racing Sunday N DENVER (AP) Â„ The Denver Nuggets gave team unity the full-court press over the offseason. There were voluntary work-outs in the Mile High City that were well attended, training sessions in Las Vegas and even an informal camp in Atlanta hosted by Paul Millsap.All this to foster chemistry on a team that hasnÂt been to the playoffs since 201213, because as LeBron James noted after his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, the bonding of a squad is not Âinstant oatmeal.ÂŽÂOutside of basketball and the outside work, thatÂs really where you build the chemis-try,ÂŽ Millsap said.The NuggetsÂ strength this season just may reside in that bond. The closest they have to a star player is big man Nikola Jokic, whoÂs looking for his first All-Star nod. Really, though, their most potent asset is being a tight-knit group thatÂs been tethered for a while. The young nucleus of Jokic, Gary Harris, Will Barton and Jamal Murray are entering their third season together.ÂEverybody wants everything yesterday. It takes time,ÂŽ said newly extended coach Michael Malone, whose team plays Phoenix in the home opener Saturday, fol-lowed by hosting Golden State on Sunday. ÂOne of the luxu-ries we have is continuity ... the same players and the same philosophy and terminology. ThatÂs something we feel we have a lot of advantage on a lot of teams with. Our guys have bought in.ÂŽThatÂs why they frequently got together over the summer. They had dinners. They played pickup games. They nurtured that bond. Millsap invited the team to Atlanta just to promote even more growth. Granted, Jokic and Harris couldnÂt make it in as they participated in an interna-tional NBA event.ÂWeÂre blessed to have a group of guys who like each other, who like being around each other,ÂŽ Millsap said. ÂAnytime you can get guys in a room that have agreed to being a good teammate, being a brother, it helps.ÂSome teams are blessed to have guys who are in sync, but there are not too many of those teams. The team thatÂs patient with it, is normally the team that comes out on top.ÂŽItÂs a connection that showed up at crunch time in the season opener Wednes-day, when the Nuggets used a 23-6 spurt to beat the Clippers 107-98 in Los Angeles.ÂYou need chemistry, because there are going to be tough moments in a game, where you have to have a comeback, and you need that chemistry to put you over the edge,ÂŽ Barton said. ÂGuys trust each other. WeÂre able to communicate with each other differently now. We can get on each other a little different.ÂŽThe burgeoning strength of their relationship afforded Millsap the ability to have a heart-to-heart chat with Jokic last season. As Millsap returned from a wrist injury, he wanted Jokic to be fully aware of one thing: It was his team. DonÂt play second fiddle.ÂI was like, `Be yourself, because the ball is going to find you and youÂre going to be the guy who makes the plays,ÂŽÂ Millsap said. ÂYou make everyone around you better. Those are the conver-sations we have. Before every game, let him know that.ÂŽIn addition, he reminds Jokic of something elseÂ„ be aggressive.ÂBecause when he plays at that aggression level that we know he can play at, heÂs getting a triple-double every night,ÂŽ Millsap said. ÂThatÂs the beauty of this team Â„ we have guys pulling for each other. When one guy struggles, other guys are pulling for them and trying to help them out. You donÂt get that on every team.ÂŽNOTES: Sue Bird, who helped the Seattle Storm to a WNBA title last month, is in town for the weekend. SheÂs visiting the facility and with Nuggets players. No official role with the team has been offered yet. ... Guard Isaiah Thomas (hip) is out for Sat-urdayÂs game. ÂNo update on any timeline,ÂŽ Malone said. ÂI definitely know heÂs making improvements. ... Everything is definitely moving in the right direction.ÂŽBonds forged through activities tie Nuggets togetherDenver NuggetsÂ Gary Harris drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers. [AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Â„ Kyler Murray threw four touchdowns, Kennedy Brooks and Trey Sermon both had 100-yard rushing games with scores and ninth-ranked Okla-homa rebounded from its only loss this season by beating TCU for the third time in 11 months, 52-27 on Saturday. The Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) won their 18th consecutive true road game, never trailing after scoring touchdowns on each of their first four drives in their first game since losing to Texas two weeks ago.Brooks ran for 168 yards on 18 carries with an early 21-yard TD. Sermon ran 17 times for 110 yards and scored twice before walking gingerly off the field after being tended to by trainers with about 8 minutes left.This was a rematch of the Big 12 Conference champion-ship game last December, when Oklahoma won three weeks after beating TCU in the regu-lar season. The Sooners have scored at least 38 points in their last four meetings against Gary Patterson's defense, which entered this game tops in the league allowing only 20 per game.TCU (3-4, 1-3) trailed 28-7 midway through the second quarter when former Penn transfer Michael Collins replaced ineffective starter Shawn Robinson. The Horned Frogs had only 25 total yards before the quarterback switch, and their only score was KaVontae Turpin's 99-yard kickoff return.Collins threw touchdowns on consecutive passes just less than three minutes apart, with Turpin turning a short throw into a 41-yard touchdown and Jalen Reagor's 33-yard score after Oklahoma went threeand-out and punted from its own 9 after a sack and two penalties.Murray completed 19 of 24 passes for 213 yards, and two of his TDs were to Lee Morris (9 and 27 yards) on his only catches.The Frogs were within 31-27 midway through the third quarter when Cole Bunce kicked his second 41-yard field goal, but they didn't score again. No. 19 Iowa 23, Maryland 0Nate Stanley threw for 86 yards and a touchdown and 19th-ranked Iowa pummeled Maryland for its third straight victory. Anthony Nelson added a TD on a fumble recovery for the Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten Conference), whose defense held the Terrapins to just 115 yards and seven first downs on a day when wind gusts topped 40 mph.After settling for a pair of short field goals, Iowa went into halftime ahead 13-0 after Stanley found Brandon Smith for a 10-yard TD grab Â„ which Smith made with one handÂ„ with eight seconds left in the second quarter.Nelson, a defensive end, made it 23-0 Hawkeyes late in the third quarter by falling on a botched handoff from backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome in the end zone.Ivory Kelly-Martin ran for 98 yards for Iowa, which had its first shutout since a 28-0 victory at Illinois two years ago.Kasim Hill was 6 of 15 pass-ing for 47 yards and a pick for the Terps (4-3, 2-2), who ran for just 68 yards after entering play averaging 245 a game on the ground.All three of Maryland's losses have come by at least 21 points. No. 23 Wisconsin 49, Illinois 20Jonathan Taylor rushed for 159 yards and Taiwan Deal ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns as No. 23 Wisconsin took advantage of five first-half turnovers to rout Illinois.Wisconsin (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten), which has won nine straight against Illinois (3-4, 1-3), had three interceptions and recov-ered two fumbles on the way to building a 28-10 halftime lead. Alex Hornibrook, coming off an awful outing in a loss at Michigan last week, threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions.Illinois turned Hornibrook's second interception into a 10-yard scoring drive to make it 28-17 early in the third quar-ter, but Wisconsin countered with a pair of touchdowns to push the lead to 42-17. The Badgers opened with an 11-play, 75-yard scoring drive, capped by Alec Ingold's 1-yard run. On the ensuing possession, linebacker T.J. Edwards returned an interception 28 yards to the Illinois 25-yard line and two plays later fresh-man Aron Cruickshank scored on a 23-yard jet sweep to put Wisconsin up 14-0.Reggie Corbin scored on an 80-yard run for Illinois to cut the lead to 14-7. Arkansas 23, Tulsa 0Arkansas' defense earned its first shutout since 2014, and the Razorbacks held Tulsa to 12 yards in the third quarter on their way to a victory.The game ended a six-game losing streak for Arkansas (2-6) and marked the first win for freshman quarterback Connor Noland, who started in place of the injured Ty Storey.After a first-drive interception, the Arkansas native settled down and led the offense alongside running back Rakeem Boyd.Boyd carried the ball 22 times for 99 yards before he came out of the game early in the third quarter. The Arkansas rushing game racked up 196 yards and opened up the passing game for Arkansas' inexperienced gunslinger.FBC ROUNDUPNo. 9 Oklahoma rebounds from only lossOklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) keeps the ball during the Â“ rst half. [AP PHOTO/BRANDON WADE]
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Experience in a Public Relations /Communications position is preferred. At a minimum, the candidate should have completed a college internship in the Public Relations/Communications field. Key functions of position are: communicating with members and potential members, writing articles for various print/ publications/ social media platforms, and assisting the VP of Marketing/ Communications with other key communication areas. You may apply online at www.gcec.com/careers or at Career Source Gulf Coast Center, located at 625 Highway 231, Panama City through Friday Oct. 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. For a complete job description visit our website at www.gcec.com. Equal Opportunity Employer Edgewater Beach Resort Management dba Resort Collection in Panama City Beach, FL has the following temp positions 1/1/19 to 09/15/19. Hotel Desk/Reservation Clerk:12 openings, 35hrs/wk, 7a-3p, 11a-6p & 3p-11p. $12.01/hr. OT may be available after 40hrs/wk at $18.02/hr. Answers questions regarding rates and availability and asks questions to help determine the resort that would best suit their vacation rental needs. Serves the guest by giving accurate information in an efficient, courteous and professional manner. Job duties will require outbound calls to guests and data entry of online reservations. Making & confirming reservations, check guests in & out, issuing room keys or cards, answer incoming & in-house calls, transmitting & receiving messages, resending statements to & collecting payments from customers. Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. Monday through Sunday, Scheduled shift and work days vary. Must be able to work weekends, holidays & rotate/split shifts. Uniforms, work tools & equipment are provided free. No daily transportation to/from work provided. No on the job training provided. Optional housing subject to availability $85-$110/wk & will be deducted biweekly plus all deductions required by law. Guaranteed work for total hrs equal to at least of the workdays in each 12-week period. If the worker completes 50% of the work contract period, employer will arrange and pay or reimburse directly for transportation and daily subsistence (min $12.26/day and max $51/day), if the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed early employer will arrange and pay directly for return transportation and daily subsistence (min $12.26/day and max $51/day), upon departure. Pay bi-weekly. Min. 1 mo. hotel/resort exp. reqÂ’d. Employer will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. To apply send resume directly to the employer By Fax (850) 233-7575 or contact directly to the nearest SWA; CareerSource Gulf Coast 4125-Job Center, 625 Highway 23, Mariner Plaza, Panama City, FL32405. Ph: 850-872-4340. Refer Job#10804214 NF-1186993 NOW HIRING TYNDALL AFB, FL LOCATION *LEAD QUALITY ASSURANCE PROFESSIONALÂ€ A&P License / 5 Years Exp. as Aircraft QAP Insp. 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** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 D1Making sense in the aftermathWorkers bring out more generators for sale and pod coffee machines for free coffee at SamÂs Club after Hurricane Michael on Fri day, October 12. [PHOTOS BY JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Kenneth Cooper at his apartment at the Whispering Pines Apartments in SpringÂ“ eld, Florida on Monday, October 15, 2018. He moved to Florida from Indiana ten days ago, and in the rush of moving had not had time yet to buy renterÂs insurance. Cooper says his landlord is not willing to patch the holes in his roof and his worried more of his possessions will be ruined. Ferrell Leah and Dewayne McGill help take the inventory out of the Bottle Stopper in Millville after Hurricane Michael on Friday, October 12, 2018. Both workers are concerned about the health of the owner and being able to reopen the liquor store. Adrian Brown, 3, sleeps at the emergency shelter at Rutherford High School after Hurricane Michael on Saturday, October 13. As windows broke and the roof peeled away during the storm his seven-year-old sister AÂEria Brown grabbed him, cellphones and her motherÂs medication and brought them to a safe spot under the stairs in their home. Since then they and their mother Ashley Brown have stayed at the emergency shelter. Gulf Coast Tree SpecialistÂs ofÂ“ ce sits dest royed by Hurricane Michael on Monday. Most of the companyÂs equipment is trapped in the wreckage, making it difÂ“ cult to clear trees in the city. Goats wander in Callaway near Transmitter Road near dest royed homes and recreational vehicles on Friday. Jillian Young and Swizzy Nickels pack up YoungÂs apartment at the Arbours apartments in Panama City, Florida on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Arbours residents were given 72 hours to vacate with whatever possessions they needed. She is not sure what all she needs to take with her and cannot Â“ nd a storage unit in Panama City.
** D2 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldResidents of Northgate Terrace in Panama City, Florida are lead in prayer by members of The River Church in Tampa on Wednesday. Volunteers from the church left at late at night the day of Hurricane Michael made landfall and have partnered with Feed the Hungry to provide food and water around the storm a ffected area. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] SpringÂ“ eld mayor Ralph Hammond enters the dest royed SpringÂ“ eld City Hall and Police Department on Thursday. The entire building is unusable after Hurricane Michael. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] A.D ThomasÂs home in Parker, Florida on Thursday. Thomas and his daughter were trapped in the house for four days because of tree limbs and his fallen roof. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Solar lanterns illuminate the front of a home on Oct.11 in Panama City. Hurricane Michael knocked down power lines in most of Panama City Fla. during the storm. This eliminated normal amounts of light pollution in the area and allowed the night sky to shine over Bay County. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Wreckage lines Canal Parkway in Mexico Beach. Debris from homes, tree limbs and boats were scattered throughout Mexico Beach on Oct.15. Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle on Oct.10. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Rich Wolff gathers China plates and other fragile items that survived Hurricane Michael while his home was destroyed. Debris from homes, tree limbs and boats were scattered throughout Mexico Beach on Oct.15. Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle on Oct.10. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD]
** The News Herald | Sunday, October 21, 2018 D3Margarite DiSpirito directs trafÂ“ c at Tyndall Parkway and US 98 on Oct.15 in Callaway, Fla. The Callaway resident has directed trafÂ“ c for the area every day since Hurricane Michael hit. When asked why she was directing trafÂ“ c she replied, ÂThis is what Americans do.ÂŽ [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Tiffany Latiolas comforts her daughter, Eva, after drinking a cup of ice water to help cool down in the 80 degree weather Oct.1 6 in Callaway, Fla. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Mexico Beach on Oct.19. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Bay County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce Dept. Alex Young and Dept. Jared Waker watch Hurricane Michael from a Â“ re station off Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] The Jinks Middle School gym is missing walls on Oct.11 in Panama City. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD]
** D4 Sunday, October 21, 2018 | The News HeraldPortions of the walls and ceiling are missing at the St. Andrew United Methodist Church on Oct.11 in Panama City. [PATTI BLAKE/NEWS HERALD] Daylight Â” oods the press room through holes in the roof left by Hurricane Michael on Saturday at the Panama City News Herald in Panama City, Fla. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Mexico Beach, FL. resident Jim Paulson looks over the damage near his home after returning back to his home Monday to see what was left after Hurricane Michael, a category 4 hurricane, struck the panhandle last Wednesday. [DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER]2018 Homes, water craft and debris littered a canal in Mexico Beach, FL. As Â“ rst responders searched for missing people, some residents of Panama City and returned back their homes Monday to see what was left after Hurricane Michael, a category 4 hurricane, struck the panhandle last Wednesday. [DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER]
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