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After years of surgery and therapy to help straighten twisted bones in her legs and tendons that were too tight to allow her to walk normally, Mary Elizabeth McNair’s soccer dreams are finally coming true.
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New bills await legislators Proposals would allow teachers to pack heat at school, criminalize implementation of Obamacare By Cindy Landrum | staff
Public school employees with concealed weapon permits could have guns at school as long as they use “soft” bullets under a bill filed in advance of the 2013 South Carolina legislative session. In addition, Rep. John King, D-Rock Hill, wants to increase the salaries of state lawmakers to $50,000 – nearly five times what it is now – saying it would give working-class residents a chance to run for the Legislature. Those are among the proposals awaiting state legislators when the new legislative session begins Tuesday. Legislators prefiled 348 bills, ranging from those that would create early voting in South Carolina and impose term limits on state lawmakers to those proposing to increase the penalties for homicide by child abuse, create a weekend where state residents could buy hurricane supplies with no sales tax and require that student athletes be taught about the risk of concussions. Some of the bills are repeats of bills that didn’t pass last year. Others are brandnew. Some have no real chance of passing, while others are sure to spark big debates. A bill filed by Rep. Phillip Lowe, RFlorence, just days after the school shooting in Newton, Conn., that left 20 first-graders and six adults dead, would allow teachers and other public school employees to have firearms on campus if they have a concealed weapon permit. Under the bill’s provisions, the employee would be required to keep the gun on his person at all times and concealed when not in use, use only “frangible bullets to avoid ricochets,” and be certified as a precision marksman by the State Law Enforcement Division. The teacher or school staffer could have no documented history of violence or unmanaged anger. State Rep. Bill Chumley filed a bill that says any state official caught enforcing President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law known informally as Obamacare would be guilty of
a misdemeanor and “must be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.” But federal officials caught enforcing the law would be “guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined no more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.” Rep. Garry R. Smith co-sponsored the bill. A bill filed by Rep. Bakari Sellers would establish an early voting period that would begin 30 days before an election and end three days prior. Early voting is different from absentee voting, as voters do not have to have a reason to cast a ballot during the early voting period. Another bill would create a program to divert qualifying nonviolent military veteran offenders away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate treatment programs. Other bills would give a state income tax deduction to South Carolina residents to purchase identity theft protection in response to the cybertheft of Social Security numbers and other sensitive taxpayer information at the state Department of Revenue. Another bill would provide a refundable tax credit to taxpayers who sustain actual losses resulting from identity theft. Another bill would eliminate the requirement that state residents have proof of insurance in their vehicle and to allow proof of financial responsibility to be displayed on an electronic device. Several bills seek to increase penalties for criminal offenses. One would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty in homicide by child abuse cases. Another would increase the penalty for cockfighting. A third would create graduated penalties for weapons violations. Another bill would require students to have an electrocardiogram before being allowed to participate in interscholastic athletics. Another bill would allow teachers to sue in civil court any student who assaults them at school or at a school-related event. Sen. Lee Bright filed a bill that would prohibit members of the General Assembly from being elected as a judge until 20 years after they last served in the Legislature. Another bill would allow counties to impose a local option motor fuel user fee of no more than two cents a gallon on retail sales of motor fuel for road improvement and maintenance projects. Contact Cindy Landrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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First things first Inquiries will continue apace into the unprecedented cybertheft at the state Department of Revenue as lawmakers return to Columbia to begin a new legislative session. But as the long-promised notification letters finally begin to arrive, security and selfdefense will become far more critical for millions of freshly alarmed state residents. The first New Year’s resolution for those who haven’t already done so should be to register for the free, one-year credit-monitoring program the state has contracted to provide through Experian. State residents have until March 31 to sign up for ProtectMyID. Call 1-866-578-5422 or go online to www.protectmyid.com/ scdor and enter the code SCDOR123. Make sure to perform this step for every Social Security number affected or suspected to be. State residents should also stay on high alert for scammers trolling for prey as those notification letters confirm worst fears about individual exposure to identity theft. Expect potential grifters to represent themselves as banks, state agencies or private monitoring companies offering special protection from the hacking, state consumer affairs officials warn. Never give such callers personal information over the phone; state agencies, banks and legitimate private enterprises will never ask for it. Make direct, independent contact with your bank or any private company you may be considering for additional protection, and alert the state consumer affairs department of any offer you suspect to be a scam at www.consumer.sc.gov or 800-922-1594. The department’s website also has a number of consumer alerts and suggestions for minimizing the effects of the security breach. Go to www.consumer.sc.gov and select “Consumer Alert: Special Edition – Identity Theft.” If this all has a too-little-too-late feel, well, that’s because it is – and unfortunately will continue to be as the Palmetto State stumbles forward into the posthacking era. Everything state government does will be catch-up from this point on; the question will be how quickly and competently the catch-up proceeds. The Revenue Department is encrypting data, working on a dual-password system, and has adopted Division of State Information Technology cybersecurity measures like the 16 other Cabinet agencies under Gov. Nikki Haley’s control. Several Cabinet agencies have split the cost of hiring four new full-time employees to help provide 24-hour monitoring for intrusions and viruses, and the state is buying a program that will shut off computers should they become infected or move suspicious amounts of data. Meanwhile, the Legislature will be taking up bills to create a muscular state information-technology division and reimburse state residents for the costs of protecting themselves from identity theft beyond the one year the state is providing free of charge. For however well state government manages to forestall future cybertheft attempts – a questionable feat – the exposure for 6.4 million South Carolina consumers and businesses is a done deal. The fraud monitoring Experian will provide is an after-the fact program. It includes $1 million in identity theft insurance and alerts to credit report changes – but those alerts will come only after a thief has used stolen personal information to apply for a loan, or medical services, or a credit card. There’s no way to get the stolen data back. It will remain a cyber-treasure trove for decades to come. State taxpayers will have to guard against identity theft for the rest of their lives. Which means the first order of business this legislative session – the very first – must be to secure taxpayers’ personal data against any further attack. This is a test of leadership for House Speaker Bobby Harrell, Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson and Gov. Nikki Haley – and failure is not an option.
Slouching toward depravity Anyone who has lost a child has a heartfelt understanding of the tremendous grief felt by the parents of those children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Though some may think that time heals all wounds, I know from personal experience that time cannot perform that miracle. Those parents now know that the death of a child robs them of all that they are and all that they might have been. For the sake of the victims, these murders demand justice. Unfortunately, the Sandy Hook killer took the coward’s way out before justice could be served. Though the killer’s motives are unknown and unjustified, we know that he acted with depraved indifference. Depravity as a reason for the murders has not been much focused on by the news media in their coverage of Sandy Hook. Rather than talk about the individual responsibility of the killer, the pundits have used all of their bandwidth to focus on their perception of societal ills such as lack of gun control and lack of government funding for the mentally ill. Their simplification of the problem ignores the complexity of the issue and prevents adequate discussion to find a solution. Many politicians, both liberal and conservative, have fallen into this narrow debate. Judging from their sound bites, it seems that the problem can be solved with either more guns or fewer guns. Many have defined the act as evil but few have focused on why individuals act in a depraved manner. Also largely absent from the national discussion are any religious leaders of note. Pope Benedict XVI commented that he was “deeply saddened by Friday’s senseless violence” and that we should “dedicate ourselves more fervently to prayer and acts of peace.” Though his platitudes were heartfelt, he would surely agree that the root cause of our societal ills will not be cut out by mere acts of peace. On the Protestant side, America has had no mainstream Protestant minister to lean upon since the decline of Rev. Billy Graham. The absence of such a person was apparent in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook murders. Almost 100 years ago, the poet W.B. Yeats wrote “The Second Coming.” The
IN MY OWN WORDS by REP. TOMMY STRINGER
poet writes not of Christ’s triumphant return but of evil’s second coming after the decline of Christianity. The oft-quoted lines, “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, / The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere / The ceremony of innocence is drowned,” poignantly describe the events at Sandy Hook. When trying to understand the killer’s drift toward depravity, acknowledging the lack of mainstream religious guidance presents a necessary starting point. Our moral center has softened through years of neglect. It is not holding. In our schools, young people are taught ethics without exposure to any underlying religious moral authority. In our churches, mainstream religious leaders have diluted traditional moral standards for the sake of increased “relevance” to society. In our homes, parents struggle to withstand the glorification of violence and immorality found almost everywhere in our society. Without constant reinforcement of our moral foundation by all parties, a gradual drift toward individual depravity is inevitable. It has taken generations to create our problems and it will take generations to correct them. We need strong leaders, both religious and political, with the wisdom to rebuild a moral center for our society. That should be the discussion taking place now. Instead, weak-willed pundits and politicians will try to take away our guns or anything else that will grab them a headline, while we watch our children devoured by an increasingly depraved society described by Yeats as that “rough beast” that “slouches toward Bethlehem to be born.” Tommy Stringer is president of Stringer Resource Group in Greer and represents District 18 in the S.C. House of Representatives.
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Amazon center in Spartanburg sold for $63 million By Dick Hughes | senior business writer rent base rent is $3.4 million annually.
fulfillment center in Lexington County, where it employs approximately 2,000. Cole Corporate said it acquired the Spartanburg facility under a Delaware-registered subsidiary, Cole ID Spartanburg SC LLC. Cole held 12 wholly owned corporate and industrial properties in eight states as of Dec. 21. The total includes the Spartanburg property and three others acquired last month. The company said in a prospectus that it has “no plan for any renovations, improvements or development” of the recently acquired properties. Contact Dick Hughes at email@example.com.
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Ownership of the 1-million-squarefoot distribution center that Amazon leases in Spartanburg has changed hands. Cole Corporate Income Trust, a real estate investment trust based in Phoenix, Ariz., acquired the building Dec. 17 for $63 million from Tango SC LLC, which is registered in South Carolina as a Texas company. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Cole, it has an agreement to lease the distribution center to Amazon through Sept. 30, 2027, with renewal options of four and five years. The cur-
In January 2012, Amazon announced plans to invest $50 million in the distribution center on John Rodd Road near I-26. The county granted the online retailer a property tax break in the form of a 6 percent in-lieu payment. Construction started immediately, and the first shipments left the center in September. It was anticipated that Amazon would have a workforce of around 400 but many more in peak buying seasons. The Spartanburg facility is one of the largest distribution centers in the county after Adidas’ expanded 2.4-million-square-foot center. In 2011, Amazon opened a larger order
The 1-million-square-foot facility that Amazon leases in Spartanburg was recently sold to an Arizona company.
Chamber program hopes to help more women, minorities get on board Diversity Leadership Pipeline seeks potential nonprofit, corporate board members By Cindy Landrum | staff
There’s an effort underway to make Greenville’s nonprofit and corporate boardrooms less white and less male. The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has started a Diversity Leadership Pipeline, a database of qualified women and minorities interested in serving in leadership capacities, including nonprofit and corporate boards of directors. “Our community is rich with diverse talent; however, many of those individuals just haven’t been presented with the opportunity to serve in a leadership position,” said Nika White, the chamber’s vice president of diversity and inclusion. “Further, there is merit to broadening the pool of diverse leaders to avoid the same individuals being tapped for opportunities.” Boardroom diversity is not just a problem in Greenville.
Eighty-five percent of board members for Fortune 500 companies were white men. White women made up 12.6 percent of Fortune 500 boards, while minority men comprised 6.8 percent of board members and minority women 3 percent, according to the Alliance for Board Diversity. A national effort, 2020 Women on Boards, is trying to increase the percentage of women on U.S. corporate boards to at least 20 percent by 2020. “When it comes to recommending potential board members, people tend to recommend people who look like them,” White said, “And that perpetuates the problem.” Catalyst, a nonprofit membership organization that works to increase opportunities for women in business, said fewer than one-fifth of Fortune 500 companies’ boards had more than 25 percent women. Catalyst said one in 10 had no women on their boards. A study Catalyst completed in 2011 of boards with three or more women members had a 53 percent higher return on equity, 42 percent higher return on sales and 66 percent higher return on invested capital. 2020 Women on Boards said women comprise about half of the total U.S. workforce, and more than half of all
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managers are women. Women are also responsible for almost 80 percent of all consumer spending, the organization said. More than 200 women and minorities are now included on the Diversity Leadership Pipeline. The chamber has a goal of having at least 500 on the list by the end of the first quarter in 2013. The list will include information on a person’s experience and areas of interest. White said nonprofit groups and corporations sometimes contact the Chamber for suggestions for minority and women board members. “Diverse boards lead to better governance and the Diversity Leadership Pipeline is a way to facilitate that,” White said. The Chamber is working with various organizations on the list, including professional groups, Leadership Greenville alumni, the United Way and corporate affinity groups. White said the pipeline would give people who are qualified to be community and corporate leaders but haven’t had the opportunity a chance to take on leadership. Contact Cindy Landrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A sporting chance After years of surgery and therapy, Mary Elizabeth McNair’s soccer dreams are finally coming true
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Before she talks about her favorite sport, Mary Elizabeth McNair has to show off the scars on her legs. The bubbly, ponytailed 11-year-old uses the nine scars as a springboard to tell about her journey toward a longtime dream: to play on a | soccer team. By april a. morris staff Mary Elizabeth was slow to hit the milestones of standing and walking, said her father, Alex McNair, and doctors quickly discovered that she had twists in her leg bones, not to mention tendons that were too tight to allow her to walk in a normal way. After much consideration and an evaluation in the Greenville Shriners Hospital’s gait lab (which uses motion capture technology identical to that used in movies), the McNairs opted for surgery to straighten Mary Elizabeth’s bones. So at seven years old, Mary Elizabeth underwent her first surgery in 2007 that literally cut her femur bone in half, rotated it and then patched it back together. The recovery was long, said Alex McNair. And during that protracted recuperation, “her main inspiration was that she could maybe play on a soccer team.” Mary John McNair, Mary Elizabeth’s mother, said the couple does not know where the fixation on soccer originated, but it was definitely more than a passing, childish infatuation. Mary Elizabeth’s soccer focus endured through surgery to straighten her bones and lengthen muscles, painstaking physical therapy, a year in permanent braces and a year in orthotics. After that, she continued to talk about the possibility of playing soccer even when the entire multi-year process was repeated for another leg. Mary Elizabeth chose a soccer ball as the image affixed to the back of her plastic braces, said her father, “and the talk of soccer has never ceased.” In December 2011, Mary Elizabeth had her final surgery to remove all of the plates and screws that had held her bones together. She was mobile enough to scoot
Mary Elizabeth with her father, Alex McNair.
down the steps that Christmas morning, her father said. Dr. Jon Davids, former Greenville Shriners Hospital chief of staff and Mary Elizabeth’s surgeon, said several decades ago children who could move as well Mary Elizabeth did would simply be left with walking difficulties. “Getting around was good enough.” But with the gait lab technology, Davids could identify four ways to improve Mary Elizabeth’s mobility. And while Mary Elizabeth’s parents praise Dr. Davids and the Shriner’s staff, Davids says that the success also hinged on his young patient’s attitude. “She worked very hard and she was very dedicated to that therapy,” he said. Though the family constantly talked about the possibility of Mary Elizabeth playing soccer, her parents were unsure whether it would actually happen. However, not even a year after her final surgery, Mary Elizabeth and her father ran into his friend Mark Dullea and Dullea’s daughter, not knowing that the chance meeting would set off a series of events that Alex Mc-
Nair described as divinely driven. “Mary Elizabeth spotted a group of girls in uniform [including Dullea’s daughter] and they played for CESA (Carolina Elite Soccer Academy),” he said. Dullea explained the ins and outs of the program and McNair was soon in touch with another acquaintance, Jack Puckett, chairman of the CESA board. Within the very competitive organization, said McNair, “we talked about the possibility of Mary Elizabeth joining a team, having a uniform and maybe being something like a coach’s assistant.” CESA identified three teams of the 25 in Mary Elizabeth’s age group that might be a good fit. And then another seemingly divine intervention happened, said McNair. Team coaches Bo and Karen Greene heard about the girl searching for a team and knew it was Mary Elizabeth, former classmate of their daughter, Delaney. They readily agreed to add her to the roster. When he broke the news to Mary Elizabeth, “She jumped up, knocked over her chair and ran around
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journal news the house screaming. Dinnertime was pretty much over,” her father said. The parents said the typical fears about their child joining a new group were amplified for them and they were nervous about that first practice – whether Mary Elizabeth would be accepted by a group of strangers. It turns out that in addition to Delaney Greene, there were many familiar faces, including several other former classmates. “We thought that was an answer to our prayer,” said Alex McNair. The team of 10-12 year-olds, named “The Flying Burritos with a Side of Danger,” welcomed Mary Elizabeth. Outfitted with uniform and cleats, Mary Elizabeth was slated to simply help out during the game, but the team and coaches conspired to surprise Mary Elizabeth – and set a precedent for the entire season. At the end of the first quarter, referee Jonathan Shaw blew the whistle, but none of the players left the field, said McNair. Mary Elizabeth was called out as a substitution and dribbled down the field, kicking a goal. Alex McNair said once again, they saw their prayers answered. Shaw was a veteran referee and had the experience and forethought to get Mary Elizabeth onto the field. “It was a life-changing experience for Mary Elizabeth,” he said. “That first goal was a truly wonderful thing. Not only did it get Mary Elizabeth fully engaged, but the parents and girls from both teams joined in the fun cheering. It brought us all closer together on many, many levels and set the stage for the rest of the season.” Coach Bo Greene said team sports are about much more than rules and skills. “We tell the girls it takes courage to give something everything you have, knowing there is a chance you may fall short of your goal. But as in life, they will be better for it. “I think the courage and passion that Mary Elizabeth displays at practice and in life had a profound effect on the other
players. Her ability to overcome a difficulty and come as physical challenges was an infar as she has.” spiration to the rest of the team, “It was very touchand to us as coaches,” Greene ing to the parents on said. the sidelines when it Now that she’s completed her was Mary Elizabeth’s first season, Mary Elizabeth turn to kick the ball said that participating is “aweand score a goal, to some” and she will be practicwatch our girls assist ing over the winter months, her and watch the othgetting ready for the spring. er team do the same,” “She’s talking about soccer added Byrd. play dates during the off-seaAndrew Fleming, son,” her father said. assistant programs diMary Elizabeth has learned rector for CESA, said everything from a straight the girls on Mary Elizkick to a side kick and added, abeth’s team quickly “Coach Bo taught me to kick figured out how she around the cones.” She drills could participate. And with the team, often with the though they could be Greenes’ son, Robert. typical, silly girls, they “He would teach me cool were also very intellimoves,” she said. gent and mature about Mary John McNair said one including her. of the highlights was the “whole “You could almost new world” that playing soccer remove the adults has opened up for Mary Eliza- The Flying Burritos soccer team: (back row, L to R) Coach Bo Greene, Coach Karen Greene, Ana from the equation beth. Antonakis, Madelyn Spitzer, Lauren LaRosa, Delaney Greene; (middle row, L to R) Cailey Owens, and things would have “They are a very strong group Mary Elizabeth McNair, Anna Claire Byrd, Lucy Cassels; and (front row, L to R) Delaney Carter, been pretty much the of girls, it’s very impressive,” she Chase Beeby. Teammates not pictured are Margaret Coburn and Sarah Grace Swift. same,” he said. said. And though Mary Elizabeth “We did not win evwasn’t the most experienced player, they all Greene said. “She works hard, she does ery game we played this year, nor did we embraced her, she said. “There have been practice and she comes to practice excited win the championship,” Bo Greene said. so many miracles along the way, that from to show us what she’s learned, and I think “But our girls played with passion and they it’s helped her in a lot of different ways.” our perspective, God is in control.” never quit. I think that was in large part to Teammate Anna Clair Byrd, 11, was in having Mary Elizabeth on the team and Karen Greene, who helps husband Bo coach, said, “When she came out to prac- Mary Elizabeth’s third-grade class during seeing the courage that she displayed.” tice, the girls were really looking forward her time of surgery and recovery. Byrd, also At home, recounting the stories from to her coming and really wanted her to a first-time team member, said, “When I her first season, Mary Elizabeth displays a saw her the first day of practice, I was sur- silver soccer ball signed by the team. She feel like part of the team.” Each teammate alternates drilling with prised at how well she could move around adds that she won’t be using it for practice, Mary Elizabeth so she always has a part- and how well she could run with us.” though. “I want to get a black and white “I thought she had a really good time ball because this one is special.” ner, said Karen Greene. Mary Elizabeth added a different dynamic: “When we get and we all enjoyed it,” Byrd said. “She’s And as she shows off her team trophy, stressed out at practice or get frustrated always very enthusiastic and she always Mary Elizabeth sums up the realization with something small, Mary Elizabeth put a smile on our faces.” of an enduring dream in just a few words: Anna Clair’s mother, Tyree Byrd, said, “I slept with it the first night.” helps keep everything in perspective.” The 11-year-old “always has such a “Mary Elizabeth joining our team has Contact April A. Morris at great attitude, no matter what is going on,” shown the girls that anyone can overcome email@example.com.
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Mom gives books to NICU parents to honor son ed to bring that kindness to others,” she added. For more information on the program, visit www.matthewlovesbooks.org.
Matthew Love was born prematurely at Spartanburg Regional Hospital and was later transferred to the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital NICU, where he later passed away.
“The NICU can be a scary and intimidating place, but also a place full of miracles,” Love said. “Matthew … loved to hear stories. The stories we were able to share let Matthew know we were with him. We really believe that’s how he learned to recognize us when we arrived at his bedside.” “We were so touched by the many kindnesses visited upon us during our stay in the NICUs that we want-
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When Sarah Love’s son, Matthew, was in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital, she told him stories every day. Matthew was born eight weeks early and weighed less than three pounds, only living for five months. In memory of her son, Sarah Love launched a nonprofit program called Matthew Loves Books that provides books to the parents of children in NICUs, giving them a way to connect with their children. Books are provided for children who are admitted to the NICU and can be taken home with the children. Love started the program in May 2012 at Spartanburg Regional and expanded it to Greenville Hospital System in December. More than 100 copies of “I Love You Through and Through” by Bernadette RossettiShustak were recently donated to the GHS Children’s Hospital Bryan NICU.
Christina DeFour reads the book she received from Sarah Love to her son, Logan, in the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital NICU.
New mother Markenya King, left, gets a copy of “I Love You Through and Through” from Sarah Love.
Sarah Love, left, and Rachel Black with the Greenville Hospital System unload books from the back of Love’s car. In the honor and memory of her son, Matthew, Love started the nonprofit Matthew Loves Books, which provided books to parents with children in the NICU so parents can read to their babies.
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‘Ready or Not’ States need to improve response for natural disasters, bioterrorism and disease, study says By april a. morris | staff
A focus on emergency preparedness after 9/11, anthrax attacks and Hurricane Katrina bolstered efforts of public health agencies to be ready for anything. However, after funding cuts and complacency, preparations are suffering, according to “Ready or Not,” a public health report released in late December. Compiled from information from public sources or public health officials, the Trust for America’s Health report rates states on a list of 10 indicators. South Carolina earned a point for six out of the 10. It fell short on the number of residents vaccinated against whooping cough, climate change adaption plan, evacuation and relocation plans for childcare facili-
ties and the ability to sustain staff surges in public health laboratories. The Palmetto State garnered points for maintaining funding for public health programs, quick assembly time of key public health staff in an emergency, infectious disease control, emergency management accreditation, chemical threat preparedness in public health labs and the ability for nurses to practice across state lines. Dr. Lee Crandall, chair of the department of public health sciences at Clemson University, said one challenge for preparedness efforts is that there is no state funding for public health emergency preparedness – just federal money that requires a state match. South Carolina uses its public health activities to generate an in-kind match amount, but “it’s getting harder and harder for them to show that they have sufficient activities for the match. In the long term, that funding stream is fragile,” he said. Even so, Crandall commended what the state’s public health agencies are doing. “It looks to me, however, given that
amount of limited resources, that the people of South Carolina are doing an awful lot with the money they have,” he said. Crandall said he has also seen funding shift from public health agencies to hospitals for responding to natural disasters and other crises. This is not generating additional money for either, but is a positive change since hospitals are becoming more involved in community health, he said. A key advantage for the South Carolina public health system is the fact that the departments of health and environmental control are combined, he said. In an emergency, many states have to coordinate two departments that are not accustomed to working together. In South Carolina, the disaster vulnerability lies in the Lowcountry as sea levels rise, he said. Health officials will have to prepare for hurricanes that are potentially larger than those ever seen before. Another concern could be Upstate nuclear power plants that have disaster plans dating before the creation of Lake Keowee, and the potential issues if the dam breaks, he said. “That is something that is a very low probability, just as the Fukishima plants overrun by a tsunami was also
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Who got what out of 10? 8 out of 10: Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin 7 out of 10: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota and Virginia 6 out of 10: Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wyoming 5 out of 10: Alaska, Arizona, Washington, D.C., Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia 4 out of 10: Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada and New Jersey 3 out of 10: Kansas and Montana
very low probability, but those things that are the most unlikely to happen are the ones that we’re least prepared for,” he said. A key focus is having response plans that are as flexible as possible, he said. Crandall said he also predicts that in light of recent incidents of gun violence, public health providers may also be asked to assist in the aftermath of such events. According to the report, 35 states and Washington, D.C., scored six out of 10 or lower. Kansas and Montana scored the lowest, with three out of 10, and Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin scored highest with eight out of 10, said the report. To help the country be even more prepared, the report made recommendations to dedicate funding to public health preparedness, modernize biosurveillance that identifies and tracks threats, address antibiotic resistance, increase readiness for extreme weather systems and update the food safety system nationwide. Congress should also renew the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act, which was due to expire at the end of 2012. According to Crandall, all public health services suffer from a similar chronic problem. “To the extent you’re successful in preventing things from happening, people view those things as something we don’t have to worry about and don’t have to fund anymore. The more successful you are at preventing disaster, the less people are willing to fund disaster preparedness. We have to keep reminding ourselves that bad things can happen and will happen.” Contact April A. Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Just in time for Christmas, state residents began receiving formal notification that their personal information had been stolen from the state Department of Revenue in September. Some of the 1.2 million persons who live out of state got their notification earlier. The notification letters arrived two months after Gov. Nikki Haley first announced the massive cybertheft at DOR. Waiting that long to send notices to affected South Carolinians is “way beyond pale,” Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego, told the State newspaper. People who don’t follow the news or lack online access need notification as soon as possible, Givens said. Typically, such notifications are sent within 30 days of when a data breach becomes public, she said. The state is paying SourceLink Carolina of Greenville to send notices at a cost of $1.2 million, according to the governor’s office. About 1.8 million taxpayers in South Carolina will receive letters and more than 800,000 who signed up for credit-monitoring from Experian will get e-mails. In a related development, state officials have said that the state Department of Employment and Workforce came under computer attack recently. The agency’s website was defaced, but no personal information was taken, DEW spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell told the Associated Press. WLTX-TV of Columbia reported an image appeared on the DEW website that said, “This site was hacked.” Fairwell called the image a “website defacement” and said the vandalism was taken down after a little more than an hour. “Website defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or a webpage,” the agency said in a news release. “This can be compared to graffiti on a wall.” Fairwell said the defacement also occurred at about 12 other websites nationwide. Contact Charles Sowell at email@example.com.
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tional or enrichment programs. She said the Legacy program started in December 2010 as part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. “We’re working to get the word out,” she said. “More schools have expressed
interest.” The dinners must meet USDA school meal nutritional guidelines, and schools are reimbursed $3.0875 for each meal. Young said the program is important because some children have to eat lunch early and are really hungry by 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. “This is a wonderful opportunity to ensure children who are in need of a nutritious meal after school get one,” she said. Crawford said participation in the program is greater than school officials had anticipated. “Students are coming in and taking care of their plates and if anybody else has anything left over, they take that, too,” he said. “A lot of our children may not have access to fruits and vegetables once they leave school. This is, for a lot of them, the last hot meal they have.” Crawford said the meal is served between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. during the school’s enrichment program that runs until 5:30 or 6 p.m. each night. Contact Cindy Landrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Legacy Charter School is providing more than education to students – it’s also providing three square meals a day. The charter school is the first public school in Greenville County to offer a dinner program through the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program administered by the state Department of Social Services. Three schools in Spartanburg County – Jesse S. Bobo Elementary and Arcadia Elementary in District 6 and Pacolet Elementary in District 3 – are among the 61 schools statewide now serving dinner to students, said Mary Young, program manager for DSS. Legacy Charter, which has 92 percent of its students qualify for free or reducedprice school meals, began the dinner program in November and now feeds about 300 of the school’s elementary students and about 160 middle and high school students, said Fred Crawford, the school’s executive director. That’s more than half of the school’s
800 students from kindergarten through 11th grade, he said. “With the mission of the school, it just makes sense.” Legacy is the only public school in South Carolina to require all students to have 45 minutes of physical education every day. It also has a healthy breakfast and lunch program and serves no fried food. According to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, one in four Greenville County children are food insecure, meaning they don’t have consistent access to nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life. Food insecurity impacts a child’s mental and physical health, academic achievement and future economic productivity, Feeding America said. Young said schools are eligible for the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program if they have an after-school or extended learning program, at least 50 percent of the student body qualify for free and reduced-price school meals and the after-school or extended learning program provides educa-
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Southern Art… Spartanburg Art Museum is presenting the artwork of South Carolina native Tarleton Blackwell thru Feb. 16. Large murals filled with collage icons of what it means to be both a South Carolinian and southerner. Who knew pigs could be so important?
Surreal… Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg presents the work of Spartanburg native Doug McAbee. His show—The One About Pop—is a surreal and abstract showcase of images that are based on the all-too-real and then candy coated. These drawings and sculptures make you wonder. Free. Reception: Thurs., Jan. 17
Grande Dame… Starting Jan. 7, Spartanburg Art Museum will present Mary Ellen Suitt: In Retrospect. Known for her “blue people,” Ms. Suitt is one of South Carolina’s most respected artists. Her use of both opaque and transparent paints with various techniques has established her as one of our most talented and revered residents.
Chicago… The Spartanburg Little Theatre presents this Broadway hit with all the razzle dazzle the David Reid Theatre can handle. See it Fri., Sat., and Sun., Jan. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. Expect sellouts!
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Army vet brings ‘creative rolls’ to his sushi restaurant in Greenville By NICHOLE LIVENGOOD | contributor
Matthew Wuhrman, owner of Red Fin on Main, ambles from his home across Main Street to his restaurant in bright yellow board shorts with sushi print – just a sample of his sushi clothing collection. Sushi was not always his obsession, however. “I used to despise sushi,” he says. That changed when he joined the military. “A buddy of mine took me to a place
right outside the base in Fayetteville, N.C., and he bought pretty much the gauntlet. I learned how to enjoy it. ” Once you have a handle on what turns you off about sushi – the texture or a particular taste – you can narrow it down and find something you like, Wuhrman says. “There’s a roll for everyone.” The Army veteran turned restaurateur spent 25 months in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division, an aggressive combat unit based out of Fort Bragg. Raised in Huntington Beach, Calif., the “typical
California surf kid” joined the military in August 2005. “It’s not that I wanted to go to war necessarily, I was just very curious. My mind couldn’t comprehend the third world and someone initiating harm on others,” he said. Wuhrman has been “all over that county, every single corner of it – Basra, Bagdad, Balad, Fallujah, Al Asad,” and sitting behind a gun in the Iraqi desert RED FIN continued on page 16
Chapman Cultural Center is now open on Sunday afternoons, 1-5 p.m. Visit Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Science Center, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, and the student galleries. Be on the lookout for special presentations!
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for days on end gave him plenty of time to contemplate running his own restaurant. After two tours, the Army started taking its toll. Deployments became frustrating and he found it impossible to sustain a relationship of any kind. “My buddy missed (his children’s) first words and walking and I couldn’t imagine having a kid and missing all those important things. I figured I had done my bit and it was time to get out,” he said. Wuhrman moved to Greenville to be close to his mom, who had recently relocated to the Upstate, and started looking for opportunities in the restaurant industry. He was lucky to find a space that would be turnkey, and brought in an established sushi chef from New York. He finds the restaurant business to be a good fit. “I thrive in constant chaos. I’m ADD like crazy. I need 50 things going on so I can fix 50 things. I love the details, both the beauty and the devils in them.” What’s more, he has fallen in love with Greenville. “It has such a big heart. I love the
Matthew Wuhrman (center), owner of Red Fin on Main, with No. 1 chef Taka Santana and No. 2 chef Aaron Martinez.
fact that there are 60 restaurants in the downtown area and they are all busy and all able to sustain themselves. The business owners are supportive and friendly, too. It’s been phenomenal.” Red Fin specializes in creative rolls.
Rolls on the Specials Board will have names like the Mohawk Roll or Polar Bear Roll. For Christmas, there was a popular Christmas Tree Roll. “We have the traditional sushi, but there’s also the fun, social aspect to it,”
he says. One of the sections on the menu is “Stone Cooking.” A Himalayan salt block is delivered to the table heated to 500 degrees, along with a selection of sushi-grade fish or beef. The meat is cooked in sizzling butter on the block until the desired doneness. “Two guys can sit down and share a meal. It’s what I enjoy about the food and about Greenville. It’s very social and it brings people together. You can have a meal upstairs with your family, hang out on the couch or dine on the main level with a couple of friends, or get a drink at the bar downstairs here. I facilitate those basic human needs – food and interaction with others… and I do the dishes.” Red Fin is open later than most restaurants in Greenville, serving food until at least midnight every night, seven days a week. Staff is currently working together on a new menu for the new year. “I don’t like leaving. I love this place. I think I have the coolest customers in the world,” Wuhrman says. “I get to constantly meet new people and eat sushi. I just bounce around with a smile on my face.” Contact Nichole Livengood at email@example.com.
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For women who think biscuits and icing are just another way to blow New Year’s resolutions, the Greenville Road Warriors would beg to differ. The hockey team is throwing an educational event just for women at the BI-LO Center on Jan. 10 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., to school budding female fans on the terminology of the game and get them excited about hockey. Hockey ’N Heels is a new program for the team’s female fans that gives women the opportunity to mingle with players and team staff and learn about the sport. Local celebrities Alex Wilson and Rebekah Smith from FOX Carolina – one of the media sponsors for the team – will be hanging out with the ladies as they learn a little Hockey 101. This is the first season Smith has been involved with the sport, and she’s learning as she goes along. “I knew nothing about hockey,” Smith said. “Being raised in the South, I grew up with other sports. Hockey is so fast-paced. That puck is flying across the rink, and it is such a contact sport, which is exciting. It is so aggressive. You get to yell and holler and be a little wild.” Even when she is not appearing at the BI-LO Center as the “Face of FOX” to emcee and mingle with the crowd at games, Smith says she is going out to see the Road Warriors games with friends or family to enjoy the excitement. “Especially being here in the Upstate, I think a huge issue is that a lot of people don’t know about the game of hockey. This event will definitely be a hockey crash course,” she said. Women will glean the basics from team coach Dean Stork, learn how to make a pass and take a shot from assistant coach Dwayne Zinger, and learn a thing or two about game preparation, equipment and injury care from Road Warriors trainers. Coaches and players will also hit the ice for demonstrations. “This event will help females with the rules of the game, and we will be teaching them shooting techniques along with passing of the puck and
This month, the Road Warriors launch Hockey ‘N Heels, a program for female fans.
some of the basic hockey techniques,” Stork said. “If you’ve never been to a game before or only been to a couple, sometimes what’s happening on the ice can be a little confusing,” said Amanda Perkins, Road Warriors account executive. “It helps to know what penalties and icing are, and it’s a lot easier to enjoy the game when you know why there are stoppages in play and what a high sticking or a boarding call is. We are just trying to get people who love hockey to understand it a little more.” Tickets for the event are $60 and include a Premium Blue ticket to the Jan. 11 Road Warriors game versus Orlando. Along with the crash course in hockey, the women will have access to the locker room, media room and bench as well as a one-hour meet-andgreet with the entire hockey team in the newly renovated Concourse Lounge. Drinks and light dining fare will also be provided. The Warriors promise opportunities for photos and autographs with the coaches and players, and participants will walk away with a special Hockey ’N Heels gift. “We’re hoping to build our female fan base and give current fans a chance to meet the players one-on-one in a smaller setting,” Perkins said. “It will give them a chance to talk to some of the players and get to know them.” Women may register by visiting GreenvilleRoadWarriors.com or by calling Amanda Perkins at 864-250-4926. Contact Nichole Livengood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home expands By april a. morris | staff
For nearly four decades, the Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home has offered a safe, home-like environment for girls who are the victims of abuse and neglect. Since its founding in 1974 as the Spartanburg Girls’ Home, the nonprofit has expanded to serve girls, boys and entire families through its residential home and a Family Strengthening program that reaches out to families to prevent abuse and neglect. As the new year begins, the nonprofit will be expanding its Spartanburg County in-home outreach program into Cherokee County, which has one of the highest rates of first-time child abuse in the state, said executive director Chamlee Loscuito. With a $57,529 federal CommunityBased Child Abuse Prevention grant administered through the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, the Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home will also be able to further implement a Positive Parenting Program it began in 2010. The parenting program is an evidencebased approach that gives parents additional tools, especially for those of chil-
dren with behavioral issues, Loscuito said. Staffers have been visiting homes since 2010, and now will be equipped with the Positive Parenting Program model. “This takes their training to a whole other level,” Loscuito said. “Basically, it teaches parents appropriate discipline techniques that work at different ages.” An in-home program also works better in many cases, she said, because of transportation issues associated with parents having to attend a class at a certain time and other factors. The in-home interaction offers a clearer picture of the situation, she said. “Us going into the home is really meeting a huge need in our community. This way we’re able to meet them where they are and really observe the interaction going on between the parents and the child so the input that we give to them is much more individualized.” Reaching out to the community ideally will help to alleviate some problems before they get to the point that a child needs to be removed from his or her home and come to live in the Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home residential setting, Loscuito said. She anticipates the Positive Parenting Program out-
Amanda LaNoir and Latrice Thompson are two of the staff members who will be using the Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home’s Positive Parenting Program.
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Pastor Martha Evans of the Resurrected Treasure Ministries hands out candy to schoolchildren in the community room of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments. RTM runs the after-school program as one of the many community outreach programs Evans is involved with.
New charter elementary school planned for Greenville’s west side By CHarles Sowell | staff
ReTeach Mastery Math Arts and Business Academy, a new charter school serving children from kindergarten through the fifth grade, is expected to be ready for students in 2014 or 2015, said Martha Evans, pastor of Resurrected Treasure Ministries. It will be a school born of tragedy – Evans followed her path into the ministry after a mentally disturbed young man killed her son. Years of working with the poor on the west side of Greenville have taught her the value of a good education and the urgent need for better mental health care. In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Conn., Evans wants to have teachers trained in National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) protocols for dealing with students and plans to have Michelle Ready, NAMI-certified instructor, on staff to help evaluate students at the school. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to have more guns in the schools,” Evans said of calls for more police presence in Upstate schools. “Greenville County schools have not shown a great deal of interest in NAMI programs.” Evans has been busy for some time talking with state education officials
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about her plans for a charter school. “They are on board with this,” Evans said. “We intend to accept any student, but don’t want to become a dumping Sherwood Evans, son ground for the of Pastor Martha Evans Greenville School of the Resurrected District.” Treasure Ministries, In Evans’ vision, was murdered in 1996. the earlier students get the help they need with problems, the more likely a good outcome becomes. The academy will occupy the space now used by Evans’ small church at 904 White Horse Road, she said. The cost is estimated at $5.7 million to build the three-story structure. Furnishing and equipping the facility pushes the price tag to $7 million to $8 million. To help with fundraising, Evans has hired Development Systems International to handle coaching for the school’s board. “We looked all over the country to find just what we need in Columbia, practically in our own backyard,” she said. Contact Charles Sowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fluor Field wins national honor By Cindy Landrum | staff
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ers to compete at the highest levels,” said Ben Crockett, director of player development for the Boston Red Sox. “Having a great playing surface allows players to focus on fundamentals without worrying about the consistency of their footing or a bad hop, and also keeps them healthy.” Once, 15 minutes before the first pitch, a pipe burst behind the pitching mound, resulting in a geyser of water in the infield. The crew quickly shut off the water to the field, sopped up the standing water and the game started on schedule. “Our job is to ensure that the playing surface at Fluor Field is top-notch every night, so to receive such recognition for our work is personally very satisfying and also exciting,” Burgess said. The crew is also responsible for the grounds outside the stadium, the berm where some fans sit along the left-field line and the bullpen. “It’s not a lot of square footage, but it’s maintained in different ways and at different times,” he said. Greenville Drive General Manager Mike de Maine said the award recognizes what the organization already knew – that the ground crew is among the best in the business. “Greg and his team do not have any control over the weather and other circumstances that impact our field but they always control how they respond to those circumstances, and they always respond as consummate professionals,” de Maine said. The Field of the Year Award began in 1992. Awards are given for baseball, football, soccer, softball and sporting grounds. For each field type, awards may be given in three categories: professional, college and university, and schools and parks. Hillcrest High won the award for school and college baseball fields in 2005.
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It takes a lot of work to keep Fluor Field in immaculate shape, most of which goes unnoticed by fans attending a Class A Greenville Drive game, a college baseball game or one of the special events held at the field during non-baseball months. “My ground crew is a fantastic crew,” said Greenville Drive head groundskeeper Greg Burgess. “I’d put them up against anyone in the minor leagues.” Burgess isn’t the only one who thinks the grounds crew is top-notch. The Sports Turf Managers Association chose Fluor Field at the West End, the downtown home of the Class A Greenville Drive, as its 2012 Professional Baseball Field of the Year. There are more than 225 professional baseball fields in the nation. Fields are judged on their playability and appearance of the playing surface, innovative solutions employed to address challenges brought about by the weather and other factors, the effective expenditure of monies and the development of a sound agronomic program. Keeping the field of Bermuda grass that is over-seeded with a perennial rye in tiptop shape is a yearlong job, Burgess said. And although the minor-league baseball season runs from April to around Labor Day, Fluor Field is in use from midFebruary through mid- to late November. “You have to have a strategic plan for the field,” Burgess said. The rye grass gives the field its green color early; then as the weather gets hot, the Bermuda takes over. “Our biggest challenge is balancing one grass dying with another that is greening up,” Burgess said. On game days, Burgess, his assistant Ross Groenevelt and a crew of eight part-timers work from 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. or later. An eight-game home stand can mean a 120-hour workweek. Burgess said the weather is his crew’s top challenge. “The weather is great sometimes but other times, it can be your worst nightmare,” he said. “We have to make sure the game gets in if at all possible. If a game gets cancelled, it’s just Mother Nature.” A good playing surface is more than aesthetics. “The exceptional playing surface at Fluor Field really helps prepare our play-
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community news, events and happenings
Hospice of the Upstate will host a Winter Grief Series, educational sessions for those who have lost a loved one in the last year, beginning on Jan. 7. Both groups will run for five consecutive weekly meetings. The groups will meet at Hospice of the Upstate’s Sadler Center, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson. Topics include symptoms of grief and common feelings, normal vs. abnormal grief, coping techniques for handling stress, and measurements. Both series are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a friend. For more information and to register, call Donna Davis, bereavement coordinator, at 864-328-1950 or 1-800-261-8636 x3115.
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The Mauldin Garden Club will meet on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center, East Butler Road, to discuss the beauty of using heirloom seeds in Upstate garden plantings. For more information, visit www.mauldingardenclub.org or contact Ann Smith, Garden Club president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Glendale Outdoor Leadership School in Glendale, S.C., will host a Wilderness First Aid Course on Jan. 10-11. The 16-hour course provides entry-level training for outdoor enthusiasts to prepare themselves for outdoor trips. The WFA course covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment and treatment and meets the ACA guidelines. WFA is a twoyear certification, but the American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR is an optional extra that can be taken on the evening of day one. Cost is $185 for the two-day course and $20 for the CPR course. Lodging is $15 per night for on-site bunkhousestyle lodging. For details and to sign up, call 803-771-0870. Fiction Addiction is offering a preschool story time on Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a featuring “Animals Don’t, So I Won’t!” by David G. Derrick Jr. For more information, call 864-675-0540.
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Instructors with the Young Appalachian Musician program will resume teaching evening classes in acoustic instruments beginning Jan. 7. The program is designed to teach students to play by ear and offers guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo lessons for ages third grade through adult. The six-week sessions are $60 and are offered in Easley, Pickens, Clemson and downtown Greenville. Enrollment period runs through Jan. 10. For more information and to register, contact Susan Ware-Snow, 864-979-9188 or email@example.com (Easley and Greenville); Steve McGaha, 864-283-4871 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Pickens); or Ryan Wilson, 864-360-4763 or email@example.com (Clemson). Furman University’s Learning for You registration is underway and offers more than 100 trips, classes and camps for all ages, including a Social Media series, Pen and Ink Drawing, Cyanotype Photograms, Tai Chi, a World Flavors Cooking series and Composting and Organic Gardening. Online registration is available. Visit www.furman.edu/learningforyou or call 864-294-2153 for more information.
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will present “Built To Amaze” at the BI-LO Center in Greenville, Jan. 30-Feb. 3. For more information, visit www.ringling.com. The latest vehicles will take over the TD Convention Center in Greenville for the 2013 South Carolina International Auto Show on Jan. 11-12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Jan. 13, 10 a.m-6 p.m.
This automotive event will offer an up-close look at the newest cars, crossovers, trucks, alternative fuel vehicles and more. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (62 and older) and for children ages 7-12. Children six and younger are free. For more information or to purchase advance e-tickets, visit www.southcarolinaautoshow.com. Roper Mountain Science Center and friends from around the state will celebrate oceans with fun-filled activities for kids and adults. H2Oceans! will take place Jan. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $5 for children ages 5-12, $6 for teens and adults ages 13-59, and $5 for senior citizens ages 60 and over. No admission is charged for children under five years or for RMSC Association members. The science center is located at 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville. For more information, visit www.ropermountain.org or call 864-355-8900. Local taxpayers can now schedule appointments to have their taxes filed for free by United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA, sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and Bank of America, provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of less than $51,000 a year. Appointments are now being accepted for VITA sites via United Way’s 2-1-1 resource line. Appointment times are available in Greenville County beginning Jan. 16, followed by Pickens County on Jan. 23, Anderson County on Jan. 25, Spartanburg County on Jan. 30 and Laurens County on Jan. 31. VITA sites will remain open through April 18. For more information, visit www.unitedwaygc.org/vita. North Carolina romance author Ryan Jo Summers will be signing copies of her debut novel, “Whispers in Her Heart,” at Fiction Addiction at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd, Greenville, on Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m. If you cannot make the signing, you can reserve a personalized copy by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Greenville Rec’s Westside Aquatic Complex is waiving the joining fee in January. Families save $55 on a household membership and adults save $35 on a single membership. Located at 2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Westside Aquatic Complex is Greenville’s premier indoor swimming facility featuring a 50-meter pool, a five-lane, 25-yard heated therapy pool, an exercise room and water fitness classes. For more information, visit www.greenvillerec.com. The City of Greenville is once again sponsoring its annual “Grinding of the Greens” Christmas tree recycling program. Undecorated trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to Holmes Park, Timmons Park, Gower Park and West Greenville Community Center for recycling. All listed locations will be open through Jan. 30, but curbside pick-up will continue as long as needed. Trees are ground into mulch at Twin Chimneys Landfill. For more information, call the Twin Chimneys Landfill at 864-243-9672. In addition, all holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at the curb and at the recycling centers on 800 East Stone Avenue and 514 Rutherford Road. If you are sponsoring a community event, we want to share your news. Submit entries to email: email@example.com.
activities, awards and accomplishments
The Northwest Student Council sponsored a canned food drive to help the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry. The drive capitalized on the University of South Carolina vs. Clemson football rivalry and the USC fans won by collecting the most donations. They donated several hundred pounds of food Nov. 1-Dec. 3. Furman University senior Jerodis Williams was recently named a first-team Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision All-American as a kick returner. A twotime All-Southern Conference selection as a running back and also all-league choice in 2012 as a return specialist, Williams recorded his second consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaign this fall, running for 1,170 yards and 11 touchdowns to complete his career with 3,097 yards. Williams is the 57th player in Furman football history to be accorded All-America honors. Greer Middle College Charter High School recently honored the athletes who made the 2012 All Region Teams: Tori Cooper, Micah Williams and James Page in cross-country and Diane Frank in volleyball. The school is also still enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information, visit www.greermiddlecollege.org.
David Setzer, GTCHS board chairman; Charles R. “Bob” Bayne, GTCHS principal; Dr. Tom Barton, Sargent Foundation board trustee; Dr. Robert Wilson, Sargent Foundation board chairman; and Teresa Wilson.
Sargent Foundation Board Chairman Dr. Robert Wilson recently presented the Greenville Technical Charter High School board of directors and principal Charles R. “Bob” Bayne with a donation from the Sargent Foundation. Greenville Technical Charter High School is a public school that serves students in grades nine through 12 in the Greenville County School District. The school just ended its open enrollment for the 2013-14 freshman class with 384 students applying for 115 seats. Students are chosen by a lottery that was held in November.
Christ Church Episcopal School sophomore Alex Mahaffey helped to raise more than $40,000 for the Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation at the Red Ribbon Golf Challenge. The foundation supports organizations that treat drug and alcohol dependency in adolescents and adults. The Red Ribbon Golf Challenge was part of Mahaffey’s CCES sophomore project. Greenville Middle Academy’s Reflections winners and runners-up included: video/film production, Ben Finklestein, winner and Tyler Shirley, runner-up; photography, Jack Jopling, winner; Justin Baustert, David Grier and Mary Beth Hughes, runners-up; literature, Anna Fox, winner; Davis Crews, Davie Marchant, Rebekah Matthews and Ekaterina Nechayeva, runners-up; visual arts, Katherine Thomas, win-
ner; and musical composition, Taelyn Kuykendall, winner. Students who placed at the Northeast Council PTA level included Anna Fox, first place; Ben Finklestein, first place; Jack Jopling, second place; and Katherine Thomas, third place. Clemson University recently approved the addition of a concentration in intercollegiate athletic leadership to its online Master of Human Resource Development program. MHRD is a program within the Eugene T. Moore School of Education’s Department of Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development. Created to provide academic leadership training to aspiring and current coaches in the areas of human performance, athletic counseling and ethical decision making, the athletic leadership concentration is available to students through an online program or as a graduate certificate program. For more information, visit www.grad.clemson.edu/programs/humanresources-development or contact Mike Godfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mt. Zion Christian School will host a school fundraiser night at Chick-fil-A on Woodruff Road on Jan. 10 from 5-8 p.m. A portion of all sales at that time will go to support MZCS and participants can try to win a brownie party for their child’s class. Clemson University and NASA are teaming up for a second year to ask sixththrough eighth-grade students to design a mission to an asteroid. The contest is open to teams of one to four students who will submit slide shows or video presentations to NASA outlining their plans to send a human crew on a trip to an asteroid. Winners of the Asteroid Contest will have their presentations highlighted on the NASA website. Submissions will be accepted Jan. 15-Mar. 8. For more information, visit www.clemson.edu/psych/ugrad/nasa-challenge. Spartanburg Day School students recently placed in the Urban League of Spartanburg’s “Why We Can’t Wait” poetry writing contest. Rebeka Wellmon and Jesseca Kusher were winners in the contest for students in grades eight-12 throughout Spartanburg County. Wellmon’s “Never Take Their Bait” and Kusher’s “Sick of Waiting, Sick of Sinking” were honored. Runners-up also included Lauren Thomas’s “The Time is Now” and Ella Webster’s “Shade of Skin.” All of the finalists will be recognized at About A Dream on Saturday, Jan. 19. The winners will read their poems at the event.
(L to R) Rebeka Wellmon, Roberta Camp (Upper School English teacher), Lauren Thomas, Crystal Irby (Urban League of Spartanburg) and Jesseca Kusher. Not pictured: Ella Webster.
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events that make our community better
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently donated $166,000 to nonprofit organizations in South Carolina from August through October 2012. As part of TD Bank’s commitment to giving back to the community, the TD Charitable Foundation awarded 18 grants to nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental programs in South Carolina during the quarter, including South Carolina Hispanic Outreach, United Ministries Place of Hope, Charleston Trident Urban League Inc. (CTUL) and Waccamaw Community Foundation. The Goodfellows Club, an activity of The James F. Daniel Jr. Post 3 of the American Legion in Greenville, recently distributed more than 1,000 food boxes to families in need identified by United Ministries of Greenville. The program has been going on for the past 87 years and is still taking donations to help fund the distribution. For more information, contact Donald Patterson at 864-271-2000. Verizon recently presented Harvest Hope Food Bank with a $15,000 donation to help fund holiday meals for those in need. Verizon also collected 15,000 pounds of food through a corporate food drive. Last year, Harvest Hope provided food for more than 38,000 people a week across 20 S.C. counties and served almost one million families. For more information, visit www.harvesthope.org. Upstate Forever recently announced the addition of Glenn Hilliard and Don McClure to its board of directors. Hilliard is CEO of Hilliard Group and founder of the Foothills Trail Conference. Don McClure is a retired orthopedic surgeon and 40-year resident of Spartanburg County who lives on a tract protected by Upstate Forever. Board officers elected for 2013 also include: chairman Dick Carr of Spartanburg County; vice-chair Brice Hipp of Greenville County; secretary Dianne Culbertson of Laurens County; and treasurer Tom Brown of Greenville County. In addition, John Frampton, former director of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has joined Upstate Forever’s Advisory Council. The Carolina Recycling Association has issued a call for nominations for the awards ceremony at its annual conference and trade show, “Recycling: No Time to Waste.” The awards honor the best programs, projects and individuals for outstanding achievement and commitment to the mission of the organization. For more information, categories and nomination forms, visit www.cra-recycle.org/2013. Upstate Forever will welcome Nell Newman, founder and president of Newman’s Own Organics, as the keynote speaker at its ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon on Feb. 21. An ardent supporter of sustainable agriculture, Newman will discuss the importance of organic foods and share her perspective on why living a more environmentally conscious life helps everyone. Newman has a direct connection to the Upstate since her mother, actress Joanne Woodward, graduated from Greenville High
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From left: Brother James Blackwell, resident monk; Father Lawrence Holcombe, parish priest; Julie Accetta, Meals on Wheels director of community relations; Joni Zeller of St. Martha’s Guild.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, through its fourth annual St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, recently collected donations and contributions to aid Meals on Wheels in delivering pet food to their homebound clients. Help came from most of the pet owners who had their pets blessed by Father Lawrence Holcombe, and other generous parish pet owners. Holy Trinity Church will accept any pet food donations at the parish hall, located at 717 Buncombe St. in Greenville. For more information, call can 864232-2882.
School and launched her career at the Greenville Little Theatre. The annual event recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions in the fields of land conservation, water quality, air quality, sustainable development, public service and volunteer work. For more information, visit www.upstateforever.org. Best Chevrolet of the Upstate recently donated $1,000 to the Miracle Hill Children’s Home in Pickens County. The donation came a little less than 24 hours after organizers of an annual Christmas event to give gifts to children at Miracle Hill said the holiday tradition was in jeopardy. An annual toy drive for Miracle Hill has been spearheaded by Michael Hedrick of Michael’s Pizzeria in downtown Easley for the past decade. Best Chevrolet’s donation along with several others will help make the event a reality, but the general community still is encouraged to donate items. For more information, call 864-855-0025. Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and support to dependents of South Carolina workers who have been killed or seriously injured on the job, recently announced the new members of its board of directors. The new members include: Amity Edmonds of Gallivan, White & Boyd, Greenville; Nicholas Haigler of Sowell, Gray, Stepp & Laffitte, Columbia; Michael Jordan of The Steinberg Law Firm, Charleston; and Sandra Walthall of Eastern Alliance Insurance, Charlotte. For more information, visit http://kidschancesc.org. Send us your announcement. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving people a voice Peace Voices program allows students, adults to express themselves through writing and performance of poetry Kayley McCasland found her voice on the stage of the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre one Sunday afternoon in November, reading a poem she had written about where she By Cindy Landrum | staff came from. The performance was part of the Peace Center’s new educational outreach program, Peace Voices. “I felt like when I got on that stage, I found myself,” said McCasland, a freshman at Woodmont High. “I found a way to express to people who I am.” Peace Voices is a collaboration between the Peace
Center and nationally acclaimed performance poet Glenis Redmond, herself a graduate of Woodmont High. Redmond, the Peace Center’s artist-in-residence, is building a program that fosters creative expression through writing and performing poetry among young and mature writers. Peace Voices, which Peace Center President Megan Riegel expects to become the Peace Center’s signature educational outreach program, will provide for the first time a space and a stage where the community can come together to share original poems in a performance setting. VOICES continued on page 26
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Through the outreach, the Peace Center will host poetry events in its education center, host a youth poetry slam for the region and conduct artist residencies in local schools. The concept is unique to the region. “It’s not just designed to promote poetry, but people having a creative voice,” said Staci Koonce, the Peace Center’s vice president for education. “There’s a real need for this voice in the community. Teenagers often don’t feel connected to their community. We want to make the arts in general accessible for them, but also create a platform for them as artists.” The topics the teens tackle in their poetry are serious. “The things they talk about in their poems are not public service announce-
ments,” Koonce said. “They are real, very honest. They are diving into themselves. They really do some soul-searching.” The question Redmond posed to the students at a recent workshop at Woodmont High could not have been more timely, coming just days after the Newtown, Conn. school shooting that left the country reeling and asking why: “What is wrong with our planet? What is wrong with our world from your perspective?” Redmond said the school shooting rocked her world because nobody thinks of 5-year-olds dying. “I was at the grocery store that weekend and kept seeing parents with their 5-year-olds,” she told the students. “What do you think I thought? It took me back to Connecticut. You know, we all remember what it is like to be a 5-year-old.” One by one, the students listed one-
SO YOU KNOW WHAT: Peace Voices student reading WHO: Students from Greenville County share and perform their original poetry WHERE: Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre WHEN: Jan. 8, 7 p.m. TICKETS: Free, but required. EXTRA: Performance by Peace Center artist-in-residence and poet Glenis Redmond INFORMATION: 864-467-3000
word answers to Redmond’s question: Intolerance. Fear. Impatience. Doubt. Disbelief. Cruelty. Violence. Deception. They looked closer to their own worlds – the hallways of their school: Backstabbing. Bullying. Immodesty. Degradation. Self-esteem. Pride. Then they looked at what is good in the world: Acceptance. Humility. Truth. Equality. Joy. Justice. Laughter. They soon would begin weaving those words and some of their own memories together into a new poem, their own recipes for a better world. Redmond said she’s not trying to create poets out of all of the students she works with. Instead, she wants to get them to reflect, to go “deep into their own wells.” “I want them to develop a deeper connection with themselves,” she said. “When they voice that and somebody says to them, ‘Yes, I feel that, too,’ it gives them a deeper connection with others. They feel like they are not alone.” Poetry is a way to navigate the landscape of emotions, she said. “I find these residencies glorified conversations,” she said. “We have to talk about the world, art, literature and politics to spark the conversation. Students find that there are words out there that are reflective of them.” Tyson Neal, a freshman at Woodmont, said while he has always enjoyed poetry, he didn’t realize he could write before working with Redmond in the Peace Voices program. Through poetry, he’s been able to see life through a different perspective, he said.
“I see that there’s a larger world out there. I’ve been able to see how the world is larger than my perspective. It has inspired me to try to look at everything in my life and how that has made me the person I am today.” Tristan Bellah, also a freshman at Woodmont, said, “Poetry is a great way to get out on paper what you hold inside.” On the Gunter Stage in November, McCasland performed a poem about her parents’ struggles as young parents and their ability to make things better for the family through hard work. She said the opportunity allowed her to express her feelings through poetry in ways that she’s never been able to through conversation. “It’s yourself on paper,” she said. The next Peace Voices student poetry reading will be Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center. The reading is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. For tickets, call the Peace Center box office. Contact Cindy Landrum at email@example.com.
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Upward lures volleyball tourney to Spartanburg By CHARLES SOWELL | staff
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Upward, a Spartanburg-based Christian-oriented youth sports organization, will play a big role in bringing a 200-team volleyball tournament to Spartanburg this spring. Upward’s recently completed indoor volleyball complex is the big draw for the tournament heading to Spartanburg. The facility, located at 6655 Pottery Road, just off Interstate 26 northwest of Spartanburg, “is the largest indoor volleyball facility in the Southeast,” said Corey Helle, director of Upward’s Club South Volleyball. Helle, a former Wofford volleyball coach with extensive experience in the sport both on the collegiate and club volleyball levels, said Upward decided a couple of years ago to expand its athletics program to include older athletes with the Club South Volleyball Powered by Upward Stars program. “We’re seeing private groups vying for a slice of the athletic tourism business,” said Jim Campbell, interim director of Spartanburg County Recreation. The county’s massive Tyger River softball and baseball complex had about $17.6 million in economic impact this year, a Clemson University survey found. Helle said he expects the volleyball center and subse-
The Upward Stars Volleyball Complex in Spartanburg will host a tournament next spring, with 200 teams expected to attend.
quent tournaments to have a similar impact for the area. “There will be about 200 teams of eight players. Each team will bring along family members. That will fill a lot of hotel rooms and seats at local restaurants,” he said. The tournament is a regional volleyball event and games will be split among private facilities in Greenville and Spartanburg counties, Helle said. “Ours is the biggest,” he said. “And the facilities are excellent.” Work on renovating a large building at Restoration Church, located in the former Wacammaw Pottery Mall,
started earlier this year, Helle said. “What has come out of that is a state-of-the-art facility” – for Upward and for the sports tourism potential of the area. Globally, sport tourism amounts to a $600 billion business. More than 100,000 people visited Tyger River Park last year, according to Clemson. The economic impact of the 60,000 out-of-towners was impressive, County Council was told last fall. “You knocked this one out of the park by investing in Tyger River Park,” said Bob Brookover of Clemson’s International Institute for Tourism Research and Development. Across the state, cities and counties are buying into sports tourism. The state Municipal Association reported last year that Rock Hill has become a pioneer in sports tourism with its Cherry Park hosting state, regional and national tournaments year-round. Cherry Park is part of a complex of sports facilities in the city that have brought 475,000 visitors to Rock Hill with an estimated direct economic impact of $59 million in the past six years. “These sports tourism facilities … act as an important economic development tool to grow our city,” said Ed Thompson, director of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Contact Charles Sowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Go for the big picture Stringdusters quintet strives for the fresh and unconventional In March of this year, the Infamous Stringdusters, an award-winning acoustic quintet formed in Nashville, Tenn., in the mid-2000s, will pick up their instruments and head onstage. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, until you discover that the stage is a gigantic underground cave. The Stringdusters will be taking part in the “Bluegrass Underground” radio and TV show, filmed over 300 feet below ground in Cumberland Caverns, located in McMinnville, Tenn. They will play in a natural amphitheater called the Volcano Room. “It’s a really unique show,” says the Stringdusters’ guitarist, Andy Falco. “It’s actually, literally in a cave. You walk through caverns down into the cave, and that’s where the show is. It’s really unbelievable. You’re literally playing inside the belly of the Earth. It’s an incredible space.” Sure, it’s a bit of an unconventional venue, but it’s fitting for a group that has become increasingly less conventional in the six years since their debut recording, The Infamous Stringdusters “Fork In The Road.” That album won the band two International Bluegrass Music Association awards, but Falco says they’ve changed quite a bit since that first album. “I don’t think of us as a traditional bluegrass band at all, actually,” he says. “The band started out in the more traditional bluegrass world, but it’s evolved into something completely different. There is bluegrass in the roots of our music; that’s undeniable. But everybody in the band grew up listening to and playing all kinds of different music, and we allow all those influences to come out in our own music.” The Stringdusters have expanded their palette to include jazzy improvisation, pop-music melodies and a wide range of material (including U2’s “In God’s Country” and The Police’s “Walking On The Moon”), but Falco says he doesn’t worry about categorizing the band’s music. “Our goal is just to make the best music that we can, and not try to ‘make’ it bluegrass or anything else,” he says. “If you talk to someone who listens to a lot of Bill Monroe or Flatt and Scruggs, we’re nowhere near a bluegrass band. But if you talk to somebody who listens to the Avett Bros, we seem more traditional. So it’s all perspective. As it grows, music changes and morphs. If you look at rock ’n’ roll, Led Zeppelin is rock ’n’ roll, but very different from Buddy Holly, who is also rock ’n’ roll. Rock ’n’ roll has changed over the years, and I think that bluegrass and roots music have done the same.” Falco says as time has passed, the band has become more comfortable letting the music progress organically, which has contributed to its movement away from a more traditional sound. “I think our music has naturally evolved as we’ve gotten more comfortable with ourselves and as a band, and as our songwriting has gotten better. Everybody writes, so everybody has ideas, and everybody brings in material. We’ve gotten more comfortable with letting the music do what it’s going to do and go where it’s going to go. And then ideas start flowing and we put it all together.” Falco says the Stringdusters strive to keep things fresh on the road as well as in the studio. “It’s important to us to experience life as much as possible,” he says. “We’re into cycling; we’re into skiing; we’re into rafting. We take advantage of all of that on the road. And those experiences add to the music. To us, it’s about the bigger picture of life.” The Infamous Stringdusters are playing Greenville’s Handlebar Listening Room on Friday, Jan. 11. Contact Vincent Harris at email@example.com.
Transportation Museum keeps chugging forward Organizers revise plans to start smaller in 2013
Frank Ruby and his fellow volunteers have big dreams for the Transportation Museum of the World they are planning to build in Greenville County. But after three years of obstacles and frustrations, they are willing to start smaller. “Fundraising is the biggest problem,” said Ruby, who owns Blue Ridge Hobbies. “We have the plans drawn and we’re ready to get going on this, but we can’t get the cash together to get in a building somewhere.” Ruby said approximately 250 volunteers have worked toward the creation of the museum for the past three years. Various county and city officials, area businesses and corporations have said they like the idea of a transportation museum, which would use miniature model railroads, model buildings and technology
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Frank Ruby, owner of Blue Ridge Hobbies and chairman of the Transportation Museum of the World, with an HO-scale model of a locomotive.
the Transportation Museum operated a Miniature World of Trains 2012 Christmas model train display at Fountain Inn’s History Center, in conjunction with the town’s Spirit of Christmas Past events. More than 3,000 visitors came to see the trains, participate in a scavenger hunt and meet the museum’s mascot. On Dec. 21, the display moved to a temporary office on North Pleasantburg Drive. Through the miniature displays, Ruby hopes to show that the Greenville community and surrounding area would sup-
port the museum. “Banks don’t like our numbers, because this is an out-of-the-box concept and they don’t have anything to compare it to, except in Germany,” he said. “They don’t think we can achieve the numbers. But I disagree.” He and his board members expect upwards of 100,000 people per year would visit the museum in its first year, and that the project will create 150 jobs and have a 2.5 million annual impact on the community. Ruby hopes to replicate the success of Miniature Wonderland, a massive museum billed as the world’s largest model train set that has brought in more than one million visitors per year in Hamburg, Germany. “They’ve got a 12-year jump on us, but we want to take what they’ve done and do it more prototypically, to teach about transportation systems,” Ruby said. “The technology is there, and we just want to do it on a grand scale.” Contact Leigh Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Greenville artists Signe Swett. In addition, the and Genna Grushovenexhibit features Adam ko have spent 10 years Rogers, a student at Satranslating old photovannah College of Art graphs into paint. In a new and Design. There will exhibit at the Art & Light be an opening reception Gallery, the duo features on Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m. The paintings based on photos Riverworks Gallery is of subjects in motion. The operated by and for the “all dancers” series will be faculty and students of unveiled at a reception the Department of Visuon Jan. 4, 6-9 p.m. Art & al and Performing Arts Light Gallery is located at at Greenville Technical 4 Aberdeen Drive, GreenCollege. The gallery is ville. For more informa- From Art & Light Gallery located at 300 River St., tion, call 864-363-8172 or Greenville. For more visit www.artandlightgallery.com. information, call 864-271-0679 or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa. Riverworks Gallery will present the “Student Exit Portfolio” exhibit Jan. Fans of bluegrass and old-time moun8-27. Greenville Technical College’s tain music won’t want to miss the Young graphic arts students complete their Appalachian Musicians’ Winter Jubilee course of study by preparing an exit on Jan. 11 and 12, 2013, at the Performportfolio. This exhibit features the work ing Arts Center at Pickens High School. of five graphic design graduates: Alessan- Ten bands from North and South Carodra Bennett, Alex Petkus, Christopher A. lina will compete in the Blue Flame BlueRadecke, Catherine Roberts and William grass Band Competition on Friday eve-
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The big-band, swing-dance musical revue known as “In the Mood” will be performed Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. “In the Mood” is presented by Artbeat Inc., a not-for-profit arts presenter. For more information about the event, go to www.artbeatshows.org. Tickets are $29-$49 and available at Timmons Arena or Ticketmaster. For ticket information, call the Timmons Arena Box Office at 864-294-3097 or visit www.timmonsarena.com. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 800745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.
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ning. Saturday will feature the Little Roy and Lizzy Show, performances, acoustic music workshops, open jams and more. Proceeds support the Pickens High School Bluegrass Class and the YAM program, an after-school program. The YAM program is sponsored by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music Inc. (POSAM), a nonprofit organization. More information and tickets can be found at www.yamupstate.org.
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"By a Thin Green Line" by Pat Cato. 36 x 36, mixed media on canvas. Can be viewed at Bin 112 Bistro, Downtown Greer and Ellie’s Uptown Café in Downtown Greenville. www.patcatoart.com Want to see your artwork here? Send a high res image to arts@ communityjournals.com
The South Carolina Children’s Theatre presents “Charlotte’s Web” Feb. 1-10 at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre in Greenville. Admission is $26 for adults and $17 for children 18 and under, except for Feb. 3, when admission will be $16 per person. This classic show featuring Wilbur, Charlotte and a barnyard full of animals is for most ages. For more information, visit www.scchildrenstheatre.org or www. peacecenter.org, or call 864-467-3000. Send us your arts announcement. Email: email@example.com
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF OF THE METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL WISH YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. HERE’S TO A GREAT 2013 FOR THE ARTS IN GREENVILLE.
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Bella Durham-Howard, 8, looks over to her dad, Carlos Howard, during skate night. Photos by Greg Beckner / Staff
Students from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School get some help putting on their ice skates during skate night at Greenville Technical College Ice on Main. Fluor Corporation sponsored the skate night for the school.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School students enjoy skate night at Ice on Main. About 100 students took part from K3 through sixth grade.
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Stone Academy students attending the SC Children’s Theater production of “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” from left: Mallie Medlock, Emma Grace Haines, Chaz Haines (starring as Herbert, Junie B.’s best friend), Chloe Arnold, and Joe Medlock in front. Not pictured: Stone Academy third-grade student Karis Phillips, who played Charlotte in “Junie B.”
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In a nod to the CATCH program that Blythe Academy uses daily, this year’s school-wide holiday party was filled with fruits, vegetables, grains and lean meats. Candy was out and healthy eating was in.
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For three days, Blythe Academy fifth-graders explored all that Barrier Island’s unique environment has to offer. Using all five senses, students had experiential lessons in biology, ecology, conservation, astronomy, botany and more. The St. Anthony’s Student Council spent December collecting canned goods and nonperishable foods to help those in need in their community. The students collected over 100 food items and delivered them to the St. Anthony’s Food Pantry.
Washington Center students Cleveland Davis (left) and Paul Barnette, assisted by teacher McKenzie Riley (center), create baked treats as gifts for the school staff.
Best Chevrolet of the Upstate’s Peter Mirante presents a check for $1,250 to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Washington Center students enjoyed percussion instruction from parent John Dalby (left) as para-educator Robert Poole and music teacher Julie Dail assist student Davis Dalby in playing the drums.
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1 Fight reminder 5 Joined 8 Kuwaiti, e.g. 15 Cut (back) 19 Benedict XVI, e.g. 20 Rather than 22 “I’ll pay” 23 Red sky, to some 24 Unoiled robot’s problem? 26 The “O” of OWN 28 Sign about a space shortage, briefly 29 Feel a strong need (for) 30 Sinusitis-treating MD 31 Relevant element 33 18-Down’s rank: Abbr. 36 Use an entrance 37 __ es Salaam 38 Embarrassed parrot’s cry? 42 Deli selection 43 Peruvian songstress Sumac 44 Palme __: Cannes prize 45 Rattan alternative 47 “Half-caf” was added to it in 2012 48 “Modern Family” role 52 Lottery winner’s reaction, perhaps? 59 Et __ 60 Dickens’s “__ Mutual Friend” 61 Religious title starter 62 Decked out at the Forum
65 Troy story? 69 Raves about 73 Sudden storm in Hunan? 77 __ Lake, town near Lake Placid 78 App for long-distance partners 79 Israeli tender 80 Hot again 82 Prefix with caching 84 True-to-life 85 Shout when zucchini falls off the boat? 92 Soft vocal signals 93 Distillery container 94 Hokkaido port city 95 Here, to Henri 97 Embarrassed 98 Capital gain? 101 Escort at the farmyard ball? 108 Like Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109 109 Omani tender 111 __-Pei 112 “Mansfield Park” novelist 113 M ÷ IV 114 Vegging out 117 Xhosa and Zulu are among its official langs. 119 Do a legislature’s job 120 Any Mr. Magoo story? 125 Pre-’90s orchard spray 126 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared
127 Latin Mass prayer 128 Foul 129 Belgian river 130 Three-ball family project, typically 131 Zero has one 132 Ivy growing for 300+ years
40 “Cool” sum 41 Anti-discrimination initials 46 Mail svc. that may cover a general store 48 Quarterback Ryan et al. 49 Island greeting
50 Landlocked African land 51 Falls for two lovers? 53 Stop 54 Bookmarked addresses, briefly 55 Gambling game 56 Five Norwegian
royals 57 Dressing with wings 58 Some church supporters 63 Seaside soarers 64 Donne’s “__ Be Not Proud” 66 95% of them are between 70 and 130 67 Seaside diver 68 Time to seize? 70 “Oliver Twist” antagonist 71 “That’s __ trick!” 72 Some latte sizes 74 Phobia beginning 75 Natalie Gulbis’s org. 76 Sinister stare 81 Ab __: anew 83 Anthony Hopkins’s “Thor” role 85 To the letter 86 Slakes 87 Stet 88 “You know the rest,” for short 89 “We’re winning!” 90 Jewish ritual 91 “That smarts!” 92 Feeling felt in fits 96 Lee’s letters 98 Big oil exporter 99 Fitness test components 100 Maid of fiction 102 Zippy racers 103 Faux 104 “Anchors Aweigh” org. 105 1990 World Cup host, locally 106 Manufacturer’s nightmare 107 Menu listing 110 Allegro’s opposite 115 Stressful thing to get into 116 Four years, perhaps 118 Away from most of the blowing 121 Campus gp. 122 Molecular code carrier 123 William, to Charles 124 Afore
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1 Send-ups 2 2002 HP acquisition 3 Overview 4 Opera director Scotto 5 “I __ had!” 6 Titles in court, for short 7 Brad of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 8 Mental health org. 9 Seoul protector 10 Craigslist caveat 11 Proclivity 12 Place for a pet name 13 Thumping 14 “I will fear __”: Psalm 23 15 Get into 16 “Don’t leave me” 17 Cry from the flock 18 Scotland Yard inspector in Sherlock Holmes stories 21 Menial laborers 25 Ohio’s __ State 27 “Hey, Tex” 32 “Top Hat” studio 34 It’s about a foot 35 “Qué __?” 39 -ish
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LIFE IS SO DAILY WITH STEVE WONG
I resolve not to tell you So how’s that New Year’s resolution going for you so far? It’s just a few days into 2013, not really enough time to tell if you’ll stick to your self-made promise to be a better person. Or is it? How many Mountain Dews did you drink today? Did you eat just five potato chips with just “a taste” of sour cream onion dip (did you know that you can reinforce Lays chips by stacking them together, therefore allowing you a lot more dip per scoop)? How about those eight laps around the track? (In the rain? Are you kidding?) Crunches? Yes, I heard a lot of crunches as I ate those stacked-together potato chips, dulled only by the high-fat content of the sour cream coursing through my arteries. As I’ve approached middle age (and I do promise to stop lying about my age), I’ve stopped telling other people my New Year’s resolutions. Oh, I still make them; I just keep them to myself. You might think this would only serve to make me less accountable – that if other people knew I was trying to improve something in my life, I might try harder just to keep from embarrassing myself in the eyes of others. But it doesn’t really work that way. No one else cares if I keep my New Year’s resolutions or not. They have their own loathsome habits to break and would never think of calling the kettle black. A sort of “don’t ask, don’t tell” tradition. What I have found is if I make a promise to myself and tell no one else, I am much more likely to keep it. It is like some deep dark secret that gets to haunt me into compliance. No one else can see it, hear it, feel it, know it, but I do; and if I don’t do something
about it… well, that’s an episode of “Being Human” just waiting for me to write. (Reminder: Google Syfy/Being Human/staff writer.) Promises made to one’s self are among the strongest and most important ever to be left unsaid. After all, it’s easy to break them and disappoint your parents, your spouse, even your kids. They all love you no matter what. But break one to yourself and you’ll never forgive yourself. (Go to church.) Everyone else knows you’re just human, but tell that to the guy in the mirror, and he’ll roll your eyeballs in a sneer of “told you so” that you’ll never live down. Do you know how hard it is to put in a contact lens and not look yourself in the eye? Yes, I’ve made my New Year’s resolution, and I have every intention of keeping it. And when I do (as I’ve done before), I’ll rejoice in the privacy of my own company. No one will know (not even my therapist) that I succeeded where so many have failed. It might be the loss of a few pounds or the saving of a few dollars. It might be being a better friend (the line forms to the right) or giving an at-risk child my spare time (to the front of the line, please). All these things and many more need to be addressed in my life, and I promise… Happy New Year, and good luck with those resolutions! Steve Wong is a writer living in Spartanburg County. His strange opinions and ideas on life are all his own. If you feel compelled to comment on his overly complex thoughts, he can be reached at Just4Wong@gmail.com.
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