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15.7 percent of SC kids diagnosed with ADHD South Carolina is among the states with the highest attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis rates, The State reported. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that 15.7 percent of South Carolina children between the ages of 4 and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives. That rate is close to the national rate of 11 percent, representing 6.4 million children. Nationally, that’s an increase of 2 million. South Carolina is tied for fourth place. Kentucky has the highest diagnosis rate, with 18.7 percent of children being diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives. There is a “strong link” between ADHD and poverty, according to the report. There is also a lower rate of ADHD among Latino populations, so states with fewer Latinos may have higher diagnosis rates. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor

Midlands public school enrollment up this year

Haley supports strong mayor for Columbia

Enrollment in Midlands public schools is up slightly this year, The State reported. About 900 more students attended schools in Lexington, Kershaw and Richland counties, with Lexington County School District 1 seeing the most growth. The district’s enrollment was 23,615 this fall, up by 675 students. Other Lexington districts saw a drop in enrollment. Lexington County School Districts 2, 3 and 4 all decreased. Lexington Districts 3 and 4 had decreases of only 29 and 39 students, respectively, but Lexington District 2 dropped by 156 students. All three school districts in Richland County saw increases in enrollment, the largest of which was in Richland County School District 2, with 189 more students. Richland County School District 1 saw enrollment increase by 173 more students, while only 25 more attended Lexington-Richland School District 5. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor

G ov. Nik k i Haley came out in suppor t of Columbia’s strong mayor referendum Saturday, The State reported. The governor discussed the issue with Mayor Steve Benjamin before making her decision. A mailer was sent to Columbia residents encouraging them to vote “yes” on the referendum late last week. The mailer said the strong mayor system would not give too much power to the city’s highest elected official and that the current system of governance is “clearly flawed.” The referendum would also help increase accountability in the Columbia Police Department, the mailer read. Major state players from both sides of the aisle have come out in support of the Tuesday referendum. Former Attorney General Henry McMaster, a Republican like Haley, and former Gov. Jim Hodges, a Democrat, both support a strong mayor system of government. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor

The blotter comes from police reports released by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety and doesn’t include crimes reported by city or county law enforcement.

Crime Blotter for Nov. 19 to Nov. 26 6 Larceny/Theft from building 2 Larceny of moped 3 Drunkenness 2 Vandalism/Destruction of property 4 Fake/Other ID use 6 Drug/Narcotics violation 2 Traffic/DUI 6 Alcohol/Liquor law violation 3 Disorderly conduct 1 False pretense/Swindle 1 Fraud- Credit card/ATM 1 Larceny/All other

— A n officer was dispatched to Cliff Apartments late Nov. 23 after a call was received about a drunk man and woman arg uing in front of t he building. The man was boisterous and standing in an “aggressive posture” in front of the woman. The off icer separated them and spoke to the man, who said he was mad at the woman because he had gotten separated from her and their friends at the football game. He was also angry because he woke up in a garage in an “unknown location” and had lost his money and his phone. The man smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. He told the officer he was drunk and gave the officer his ID, which showed he was under 21. The man was arrested for possessing alcohol underage. — A n officer was patrolling National Guard Road during t he football g a me against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 23 when he saw a man stagger into the woods near the road. The officer was concerned for the man’s well-being and followed him into the woods. The man was urinating in the woods in view of multiple people

and was holding a cup of beer. When the officer asked for the man’s ID, the man said he didn’t have it on him. When the officer asked how old the man was, the man turned away as if to run from the officer. The officer handcuffed the man and arrested him for public disorderly conduct. The officer found two fake IDs on the man, who was cited for possessing beer underage and having a fake ID. — An officer was patrolling the Nov. 23 football game against Coastal Carolina when he saw a man gesture with his middle fi nger multiple times. The officer approached him to eject him from the game. The man refused to provide ID and became agitated, taking an “aggressive posture” towards the officer and refusing to comply with the officer’s instruction. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct. — Compiled by Amanda Coyne, News Editor Briefs don’t include every incident from the last week, and suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information could change as investigations continue.

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New housing plans follow national trend Public-private partnership to bring 919 new beds to campus Isabelle Khurshudyan, Katie West, Harrison Cahill & Jared Owenby NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM

The University of South Carolina faces a quandary: as it enrolls more freshmen who must live on campus, it pushes upperclassmen out of campus housing. But it also has an opportunity. Not everyone wants to rent at one of the private, amenity-laden student housing complexes fart her away. They do, however, want similar amenities if they live on campus. USC’s solution, part of its 2010 master plan to extend the campus west and south, is to partner with a developer to build a 919-bed complex behind the Carolina Coliseum with many of the goodies off-campus housing complexes have, according to planning documents filed with Columbia. USC officials won’t talk about the deal or its structure. It’s hard to pin down what a typical agreement might look like because such partnerships come in many forms, and the term publicprivate partnership itself can be widely interpreted, Florida State University’s student housing director Adrienne Frame said. In one of the most ambitious proposals so far, the Universit y of Kentucky, facing what it says is more than $205 million in deferred housing maintenance, is looking at turning over all its housing to a private company that will run and expand it under a land lease that could run 50 to 70 years. Such arrangements are becoming increasingly common. Private developers own more than half of on-campus dorms in some stage of planning, according to the most recent development activity report from the National Student Housing Council. The National Multi Housing Council, a trade group, created the student housing council to focus specifically on that market. “With many state budgets limited

in terms of money, it’s probably far better for the university to spend its money on classrooms and other things than on living space,” said Jim Arbury, vice president of the National Student Housing Council. “It’s basically a different form of how do we meet the needs that we have without us, meaning the universit y, putting up a lot of money?” But Frame is cautious about such deals, though she acknowledges it’s often the best way for a university to create more dorms. “People say that it’s off-the-books f i na nc i ng,” Fra me sa id. A nd she warns that it can “require some pretty sophisticated financial negotiations to make sure that you understand the nature of the deal and the requirements within it.” Florida State, an urban campus like USC, prefers letting developers compete with each other to house the overflow of students rather than getting in bed with them, she said. “We have focused on being a freshman operation,” Frame said. “We are not trying to house everyone and their aunt here. We do not have capacity to house all our freshmen at this time.” USC’s statewide system has $555 million in long-term and short-term debt, according to the universit y’s most recent annual financial report. If a developer finances the new dorm, the university could avoid taking on additional debt for that project and could focus on using its limited borrowing authority on other projects, such as modernizing classrooms, Arbury said. USC officials, including Joe Fortune, director of universit y housing, and Jerry Brewer, associate vice president for student affairs, said they would not discuss details, including the project’s financing, because trustees have not approved a cont ractor. Universit y spokesman Wes Hick man did not respond to several requests for updates on the plan. However, USC chief financial officer Ed Walton told trustees at a recent meeting that using a private developer HOUSING • 4

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HOUSING • Continued from 3 to create more campus housing “is beyond delivering education; this is a business.” According a story in The State, USC was 800 beds short of the dorm space it needs for its enrollment, but it has renovations made to existing dorms, a planned six new houses in the Greek Village and a 919-bed public-private apartment complex in the works behind the Carolina Coliseum. Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs, has told The State that USC plans to run the complex “at the highest standards as possible.” He said that if USC manages the housing, students would have to follow school rules and that the dorms were likely to have resident mentors. But some students like Lauren Austin, a fourth-year public relations student, prefer living off campus without resident mentors and strict policies about overnight guests. Austin, who lived on campus in 2010, said she didn’t have a normal experience until she moved into an apartment in the Olympia Mills complex as a sophomore. “The students that do get stuck in on-campus housing are usually jealous of the ones that get an apartment,” Austin said. Editor’s note: This story originally appeared on DatelineCarolina.org DG

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The renovation of the three Women’s Quad residence halls is part of USC’s plan to expand on-campus housing as undergraduate enrollment rises. It’s also planning to build a 919-bed public-private complex behind the Coliseum.

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New complex a needed solution for housing woes ISSUE USC is planning a publicprivate partnership for a new housing complex. OUR STANCE Housing has to be fixed, but we have some reservations. It’s no secret: we need more beds. With more freshmen attending the university than ever before, the USC housing crisis is becoming an increasingly pressing issue. The dilemma has gotten to the point where even freshmen are scrambling to find adequate housing on campus. So when a 919-bed housing complex comes rolling in, it’s very difficult to deny the obvious benefits. More upperclassmen will have t he oppor t u n it y to engage in on-campus activities and events, as opposed to simply going home and wasting innumerable hours on Netflix. Underclassmen will also have a better shot at getting the first-year experience they expect. T h is new hou si ng, lo c ated

behind the Carolina Coliseum, is an example of a public-private apartment style that is fast becoming a trend in public universities in cities. It affords students some of the same perks of off-campus living, without the isolation and hassle of transportation from those complexes. Some upperclassmen don’t always have dependable methods of getting to class, relying on other approaches like carpooling and shuttle services. This new complex could provide an almost literal middle ground between the two options students already have. There are flaws, however.

“Anything to increase the availability of housing is a good step and remains something that we’ve endorsed many times. We just don’t know enough details.”

Certain perks of off-campus housing will be limited; assigning resident mentors to floors has been seriously considered. St udents living in the building will have to follow university rules. For those interested, this means the antitobacco policy will extend to its premises. Additionally, the school refuses to talk about the intricacies of the deal, rendering any real discussion impossible. Financial details haven’t been div ulged. We don’t even know which contractors are being considered by the trustees to build the residence. Parking, as always, remains a concern. The building itself will take up parking spaces that are frequented by commuting students. Despite this, we recognize that sacrifices of this kind are impossible to avoid, but we need to consider our priorities. In short, the new building might be a very positive development for the student population. Anything to increase the availability of housing is a good step and remains something that we’ve endorsed many times. We just don’t know enough details.

21st century feminism a worthy fight Victim blaming, trivialization of sexual abuse must stop On Sunday night, I attended a presentat ion held in Sout h Q uad about sex ua l v iolence a nd a s sau lt . A f ter a couple of PowerPoi nt sl ide s ab out t he parameters of sex ual violence and rape legislation, t he representat ive f rom Sex ual A ssault and Violence Intervention and Prevention, or SAVIP, opened up the floor for discussion. The speaker read out statements about hypothetical situations to which we had to hold up a red, yellow or green card to signify how appropriate we deemed each incident. I was incensed to hear one response from a guy who had shown a green card to t he statement: “A woman leads a drunk g uy upstairs at a part y.” He said, “This can mean two things: If it’s your girlfriend, then that’s great because it means you’re cashing in. If it’s not, then you should get the hell outta there because she’s probably trying to get a baby outta you.” I was enraged by the s u g g e s t io n t h at a l l wo me n must be driven by the desire to either please men or use them as baby-making machines. After a heated debate, the discussion turned to the topic of victim blaming. The representat ive explained how rape is a heinous crime no matter what victims were wearing or their level of intox icat ion. A green-carder from across the room piped up, “But come on, you go out to Five Points at Halloween and

you see loads of girls dressed as black cats. You can’t say they aren’t asking for it.” Since when did I live in a world that suggests women dress to entice rapists? The women in the room launched into a verbal reproac h , sp el l i ng out t h at women should be able to wear what they want without being labeled as a temptress — or as anything, for that matter. If this guy was suggesting that the only reason for Evelyn provocat ive dress Robinson was to prompt Second-year sexual abuse, then English what did he have and history international to say for the student increasing number o f 14 - y e a r - o l d s w ho we a r den i m hot-p a nt s because they want to look like Nicki Minaj? Are these young girls “asking for it,” too? The biggest shock of the night came when the representative told us about t he eg reg ious Instagram phenomenon known as “#rapeface.” There are over 4 0,0 0 0 # rapeface photos on Instagram, in which users take a picture of themselves pulling a face they’d make if they saw someone t hey’d like to rape. The #rapeface trend is a gross trivialization of traumatizing sexual assault, and it needs to stop. Feminists of today may not be fighting for the right to vote, but it’s moments like these that remind me that the battle against discrimination is far from over.

Sex discrimination in the 21st c e nt u r y i s of a c o mple t e l y different nature compared to the institutionalized prejudices of the 1970s. Women’s rights advocates must adapt to t he g ro s sly i n sid iou s n at u re of modern-day sexism if we don’t want to go down in history as t he generat ion t hat well and truly settled for less. As I swiftly put this guy and his misogynistic comments in their place, I heard sighs across t he ro om f rom h i s f r iend s. There have been few periods i n A mer ica n h istor y when feminism hasn’t been labeled as a horde of menstruating, grumpy man-haters, and at this moment I felt like they were lumping me into this mistaken stereotype. A s a moderate fem i n ist I believe that the primary goal of feminism is to uplift the status of women so that it rests on an equal plane to men — I’m not “crazy” and I don’t hate men. I f p e ople a re t o o we a r y t o make mental notes when their speech offends others, I begin to wonder when everyone started getting so tired. We women are prett y damn tired too, but it doesn’t mean we’re giving up the fight.

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Financial gains no reason to endanger wildlife in Prince George tract USC Foundation should not allow inlet to be developed A fellow st udent recently brought to my attention a state issue that I believe our student body needs to address. The University of South Carolina Foundation is considering selling the well-known Prince George tract to developers in order to increase revenue for the university. The inlet ranges from the ocean to all the way across Highway 17. It is located near the North Inlet estuar y, which is home to the USC marine laboratory, and the North InletWinyah Bay Nat ional Est uarine Research Reserve. Environmentalists are retaliating in an effort to protect the nearby estuaries, which are inhabited by an extensive array of wildlife i ncludi ng some enda ngered species. The intent ions of t he fou ndat ion to create prof it to prov ide more scholarships and fellowships are good; however, this does not justify the damaging of conserved lands. The foundation fi rst purchased Kathryn t he l a nd u nder c o n s er v at io n Duggan agreements promising to protect Fourth-year t he area for publ ic use a nd journalism research capabilities. The North student Inlet estuary located adjacent to the propert y holds a reputation for having some of the most pristine waters nationwide. Development in such areas would likely spoil the water and discredit all the efforts of the state to keep them clean. Estuaries in this area attract great attention in tourism, which will be jeopardized if the region is tampered with. The greatest percentage of land consists of wetlands that contribute to f lood control and uphold water quality, both of which would be adversely affected by development. The foundation is considering lifting the easement protecting these wetlands, and if this is achieved, people would be able to acquire permits to fi ll them. The large percent of wildlife that inhabits the Prince George tract are all threatened by this proposal. If the foundation sells the land to developers, most wildlife, including rare and endangered species, would be uprooted from their homes. One of these is the redcockaded woodpecker, which is protected by the Endangered Species Act. The president of USC at the time of the purchase, John Palms, said that with such a unique ecosystem, this area would provide value to the university for research purposes. This still proves true today and this viewpoint should not change solely because of the university’s potential fi nancial gain from selling the land. Many students have already begun to take action by starting a petition to thwart the sale. I believe it is essential for the rest of the st udent body to support t hese st udents in their efforts in order to preserve land that is pertinent for research, wildlife habitation and tourism attraction. The public needs to work together to convince the USC Foundation that these benefits are in favor of the state of South Carolina and persuade them to find another viable solution to fi nancial woes.

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Hidden within the brick walls and high ceilings of Coal Powered Filmworks in the Vista is an entirely different world. Tucked away quietly in the corner, only a few inches tall, stands a cracked wooden red door. It’s bordered by an intricate faded metal design and surrounded by bright green leaves and moss. Silver gears peek through the distressed wood. Placed directly inside the walls of the business, behind the door created by local artist Christian Thee, there is a lot more than just the bricks of Lincoln Street. According to Columbia author Janna McMahan, behind the door is a world of word-eating lexophiles, who sit atop bookshelves and munch on the pages of stories. This collaboration of art and literature is just one piece of the series known as Tiny Doors of Columbia. Po c k et P ro duc t ion s , a nonprofit art company in Columbia, has collaborated with local artists, authors and businesses to create a line of small doors that are accompanied by descriptive stories of what lives behind them posted to their website. After years of brainstorming, the project has turned into an artistic scavenger hunt for locals and tourists ready to discover where a new door might be installed. Sherry Warren, executive director of Pocket Productions said that fairy doors that began to appear in Ann Arbor, Mich. inspired the project. “We liked what they did, but we wanted to do more than just fairy

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Standing only a few inches tall, the second Tiny Door hides inside Coal Powered Filmworks.

doors,” Warren said. “We wanted to make it more creative and make different creatures that live behind them.” W it h help f rom A ssoc iate Professor of English Ed Madden, who originally suggested broadening t he door c reat u res, a nd Pau la Watkins, former assistant director of The Humanities Council SC, Warren and her team worked to find

a list of authors that would be willing to collaborate with artists. “Since we started it’s been great,” Warren said. “The aut hors are so excited, and the artists are so inspired.” Since the installation of a door by author Amy Carol Reeves and art ist K imi Maeda in Frame of Mind on Main Street as well as a drastically different door in Coal

Powered Filmworks, Warren said she is overwhelmingly happy about the enthusiasm from artists, authors, businesses and followers of t he project. She said she expects to have more than 10 doors installed by the end of the project. A side f rom d iscover y a nd promotion of the arts in Columbia, she said Tiny Doors had another goal in mind for the collaboration. “There’s a literacy goal behind it,” Warren said. “We wanted to get people interested in reading but also get people interested in who these authors and artists are.” The stories range from literatureloving lexophiles to a drainpipedwelling creature, but Warren said that future stories will range from fiction to creative non-fiction and historical fiction. “We want to make it as broad as possible and accessible for all ages,” Warren said. “It’s not a big commitment to read the story, but it gets them reading.” Still in its young stages, Warren said the creative possibilities are endless and that this project is what can separate Columbia from other artistic communities. “Coming in from the outside, you may not think of Columbia as a remarkable city, but as you go into it and begin to talk to people and discover what it’s all about, you realize how fantastic it is,” Warren said. “So that kind of dimension with this project will make people more aware of Columbia and make people feel like that aspect of Columbia is more obvious and overtly commented on somehow, with art. That’s a really big part of our mission: to broaden the audiences of the arts.” DG

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In “Frozen,” Disney’s modification of “The Snow Queen,” Broadway star Idina Menzel plays the voice of Elsa, whose ability to create ice has left her separated from her royal family.

Disney film far from Pixar perfection Newest animated movie fun for kids, but feels perfunctory Jonathan Winchell

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Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel Rating: PG for some action and mild rude humor

Disney’s newest animated film “Frozen” is a musical loosely based on Hans Christ ian A ndersen’s stor y “The Snow Queen.” A nna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) are royal sisters whose father rules a kingdom. Elsa is gifted or cursed, depending on which way one looks at it, with the ability to summon ice and snow. She cannot control her powers, so in her childhood, Elsa accidentally zaps Anna in the head with a blast of ice. The king and queen rush to the rock creatures that live in the wilderness who can save her, but the elder of the group warns that if she is ever hit in the heart, there is little chance she will survive. Taking precautions, the sisters are separated in the castle and never allowed to come near each other. When Elsa is old enough to get married, she must control her icy powers if she wants to fi nd a husband. Ironically, Anna fi nds the love of her life

in the dashing prince Hans (Santino Fontana) and wants to get married after one day. Her sister’s temper arises and her secret power is exposed, causing the entire kingdom to be cast into a harsh winter. She f lees to the mountains and builds herself an ice castle. Without hesitation, Anna goes to fi nd her and meets an ice collector named Kristoff ( Jonathan Groff), his reindeer, Sven, and a lovable snowman named Olaf ( Josh Gad) that Elsa created in her childhood, along the way. “Frozen” is a cute, lively animated feature from Disney that is bound to entertain young children and teenagers. The animation is fi ne (although t he 3D adds not hing), t he musical numbers are fi ne and the characters are fi ne. Nothing is particularly exciting or memorable in the movie, though, and it follows a similar story line of most FROZEN • 7


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Disney movies. The film and the musical numbers instantly evaporate from the mind as soon as one walks out of the theater. Everything feels so similar to another recent Disney film, “Tangled.” There is a pretty, spunky young woman who goes on an adventure with adorable sidekicks and falls in love along the way. There are songs, a bit of peril, some sad parts and a happy ending. The fi lm is a perfectly ser viceable cook iec ut ter ch i ld ren’s f i l m t hat w i l l mildly entertain. Many animated fi lms these days are like disgusting fast-food junk, while a few by Pixar and Hayao Miyazaki are delicious, fulfi lling feasts. “Frozen” is a decent

meal that does its job but leaves one wanting more. Disney, not including Pixar, has not made ver y many really good films in nearly 20 years. The last classic film made was “The Lion King.” However, the best animated fi lm Disney has released since then is “Teacher’s Pet,” which bombed at the box office. Nobody seems to have seen it, but it is quite fantastic. From “Finding Nemo” to “Toy Story 3,” Pixar churned out one amazing fi lm after another — ones that are truly for all ages. The main studio has yet to make a fi lm since Pixar came to town that comes close to their level of brilliance.

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Leo

Sagittarius

Embark on a w ild ad vent u re, a nd t a ke a partner along. Your universe is expanding. Empower asser t ive behavior. Don’t spend on celebrations; keep the money in the bank a nd f i nd low- cost alternatives. Test new recipes in private.

Provide something that’s required. Make more time for love over the next few days. Prepare a glamorous event. I mag i nat ion is your best asset to generate c reat ive a nd u nu s u a l id e a s . O r g a n i z e a nd delegate, then celebrate with friends.

Virgo

Verify connections and reconf ir m t he pla n. Consu lt a n ex per t. You’re getting stronger. Dreams provide answers. You’re extra hot today and tomorrow. Save for a rainy day. Change things a rou nd at home. Use your skills and enjoy the results.

Stick close to home for the next two days and relax. Reassess your view of a situation. A disagreement about priorit ies could arise. Work the numbers a nd negot iate a f i r m deal. Research options b y r e v ie w i n g e x p e r t opin ions. Create a workable plan.

Focus on keeping old commitments today and tomorrow, freeing space for new ideas. Get your partner involved. Don’t worry about the money. G et t he team to play along. Get advice from somebody who’s been there, done that.

Taurus

Past deeds speak well for you , s o keep up the good work. Don’t c o n f u s e e nt hu s i a s m with being impulsive. St a nd up for wh at ’s impor t a nt. Consider t he impact before acting. Handle financial matters now. A f r i e n d ’s r e f e r r a l opens a door. Adjust to the demands a nd need s of ot her s now. Put fantasies on hold for a wh ile a nd study. Finish up all the old tasks on your list. The effects will be farreaching. Do a little bit at a time. Discover and take advantage of new oppor t u n it ies. P ut insights to imaginative use. Intuition reveals a w i n n i n g s t r at e g y. Fulfill a promise to a col leag ue. T he pace quickens. Water enters t he pict u re. Ba la nce your work with rest.

Household finances take top priorit y. Upgrade dome s t ic t e c h nolog y without getting d ist r ac ted. G o for it toget her. Prov ide t he perfect atmosphere using available resources. Heed the voice of experience. The next two days could be very lucrative.

Gemini

ACROSS 1 It eases tension 11 Not kosher 15 Online identification 16 Meteorological effect caused by refraction 17 Blue blood 18 Kennedy Space Center attraction 19 Orders 20 Certain pilgrim 21 “Our House” songwriter 22 Some ER admissions 23 Campus letters 25 Must 27 Autos featured in the John Wayne film “Big Jake” 29 Mine sight 31 Hurt 32 Chubby Checker’s real first name 34 Bond 36 Yielding 38 Its motto is Latin for “Always prepared”: Abbr. 39 Measure of interpersonal skills 43 Like the conjunction “since” 47 “Bed-in for Peace” figure 48 Shock 50 Cap-__: from head to toe 51 Subsidized grad student 53 Charge carriers 55 Subway under B’way 56 Hill worker 57 Zipped through 59 Bristles 61 Five-time 1970s Phillies All-Star shortstop 62 Cooking aid 64 JFK postings 65 Singer/actress discovered by Mahalia Jackson 66 Old Dodge 67 “Next?”

Cancer

DOWN 1 Joe Lieberman’s middle name 2 1957 Chuck Willis hit 3 11th-century explorer 4 Letter sign-off 5 Do a road crew’s job 6 Roxy Music alum 7 Linchpin 8 Waters off Siberia 9 Key with four sharps: Abbr. 10 Biometric identification technique 11 Biblical possessive 12 Fast time for many 13 Flexible 14 Front creation 24 2004 historical film set in Africa 26 Heath family shrub 28 Automatic opening? 30 Actor Gulager 33 Defunct defense gp.

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35 Eau across the Pyrenees 37 Soul maker 39 Convertible of a sort 40 The least bit 41 Bygone CIA concern 42 Without a fuss 44 Eponymous mailorder magnate 45 It may follow a front 46 “I’m thinking ...”

49 ___ operation: division calculation in computing 52 Numerical extreme 54 Gawk 58 Battle of Normandy city 60 Part of a CSA signature 63 Bled

Libra

Take care of a household emergency with quick think ing. You’re extra br il l ia nt today a nd tomorrow. Don’t spend money just to look g o o d . A c t io n s s p e a k louder, so work faster and make more money. Com mu n icate you r feelings.

Scorpio

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Capricorn

Aquarius

Obstacles make you even more determined. Friends help out , too. Da nce with surprises. Let your part ner take t he lead. Schedule meetings for today, and think things through to the logical c onc lu s ion . Upg r ade equ ipment. There’s a positive outcome in the works.

Pisces

Career mat ters cla im your attention today and tomorrow. Pay attention. Consider an interesting proposition and discover an answer. Offer your own ideas. Meditate on a problem, then act on your convictions. You’re earning points that you can play later.

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Defense forces 6 Clemson turnovers South Carolina sacks Boyd 5 times, giving them 16 in last 3 meetings Tanner Abel

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Head coach Steve Spurrier said before Saturday’s game that pressure wou ld b e ke y i n slow i ng dow n Clemson senior quarterback Tajh Boyd. On Saturday, the Gamecock defense had five sacks to help fuel South Carolina’s 31-17 victory over the Tigers. The Gamecocks have now sacked Boyd 16 times in the past three meetings between the two teams. “We just k new we had to apply pressure with the front four,” junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles said. “Then [Boyd] starts throwing some ugly balls and that’s what he did.” With Quarles and junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney leading the way, the Gamecocks got to Boyd early and kept the senior from getting into a consistent rhythm. South Carolina’s defense also did its part in creating turnovers, starting with the opening d r ive. C lem son ju n ior receiver Sammy Watkins caught a pass from behind the line of scrimmage and then threw a deep ball toward the end zone, which was intercepted by junior safety Brison Williams. Clemson scored a quick touchdown on its second drive, but Clowney and Quarles started to make their presences felt in the second quarter. Quarles fi nished with 2 1/2 sacks on the night to give him 9 1/2 sacks for the year and Clowney got his third sack of the season. Boyd hit some plays for big gains in the passing game, but could not lead the Tigers to another touchdown before halftime. T he Tiger s had t hei r longe st touchdown drive of the season in the third quarter, moving 88 yards on 15 plays capped by senior running back Roderick McDowell’s four-yard touchdown to tie the game at 17. In the fourth quarter, the turnover bug bit the Tigers. On a play from the South Carolina 33-yard line, Boyd ran up the middle and was stripped of the ball by senior defensive end Chaz Sutton who also came up with the

fumble recovery. A f ter a Clemson muf fed pu nt he lp e d t he G a m e c o c k s e x t e nd their lead to 14 points, the defense stepped up again when true freshman linebacker Skai Moore picked off a Boyd pass with just under four minutes to play. Redsh i r t f resh ma n l i nebacker T.J. Holloman sealed the game with an interception on Clemson’s last offensive possession. The Tigers turned the ball over six times in the game with the South Carolina defense forcing four of them. The G a mecock defensive l i ne d id a good job of ma k i ng Boyd uncomfortable by themselves in the fourth quarter, which helped stop any comeback attempt Clemson had in mind. Clowney and Boyd exchanged words several times throughout the game. “I told him, ‘We ain’t friends right now, and ever y chance I get, I’m going to try to take your head off,’” Clowney said. Defensive Coordinator Lorenzo Wa rd ac k nowledged C lem son’s explosive offense, but said South Carolina’s defense did a good job for the most part to limit big plays. “This ball game was all about pride,” Ward said. A lot of those guys out there playing — it was their last game ever in this stadium. We had an opportunity to go out and continue to get better and I thought we did.” Clowney said he was “overwhelmed” with the crowd in his last game at Williams-Brice Stadium and called Sout h Carolina fa ns t he best in t he cou nt r y. He also ment ioned t he i mprovement of t he you ng lineback ing core and thought the defense has really grown throughout the season. Redshirt junior cornerback Victor Hampton said he was proud of the defense for slowing down a Clemson of fense t hat came into t he game averaging more than 40 points and 500 yards per contest. “We earned this win tonight — it wasn’t given to us,” he said. “I’m just very excited; I’m happy for the things we’ve done this year.”

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Junior safety Brison Williams collected the first turnover of the night for the South Carolina defense when he intercepted Clemson’s Sammy Watkins near the goal line.

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THE STREAK LIVES ON

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Senior quarterback Connor Shaw rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and passed for another score against Clemson to help keep his unblemished 17-0 record at home intact.

Gamecocks notch 5th straight win against Tigers Danny Garrison

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In a season full of firsts for South Carolina football, perhaps the most memorable one came on Saturday night when the Gamecocks beat Clemson 31-17 for the fifth consecutive time. “It was a wonderful win for us,” head coach Steve Spurrier said. “We’re very fortunate, we know that. They’re a good team that continues not playing very well when they play us for some reason.” Within South Carolina’s five-year run against the Tigers has been the career of senior quarterback Connor Shaw, who, with Saturday’s win, went undefeated against Clemson during his time in Columbia. The game also ser ved as Shaw’s last hurrah in front of a home crowd at W i l l i a m s -Br ic e St ad iu m , a n

opportunity that he took advantage of as he was the engine that powered the Gamecock offense from start to finish. Spurrier called Shaw t he “best quarterback in school history” Saturday night. “Especially coming from coach Spurrier — because he’s very critical — it means the world to me,” Shaw said. “I grew up idolizing him when he was at Florida, and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come play for him.” Shaw threw for 152 yards and a touchdown in the contest, and he also fi nished the game as South Carolina’s leading rusher on the day, racking up 123 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The win over Clemson capped off a perfect 17-0 record at home for Shaw in his career at South Carolina. “I’m so grateful to our fans, man. It’s been a hell of a ride in four years here,” Shaw said. “So thank you, to Gamecock nation.” Shaw was helped by several key catches f rom sophomore w ide

receiver Shaq Roland, not including a controversial non-catch that would have resulted in the sophomore’s second touchdown of the day had the officials not deemed it an incompletion. Roland fi nished with three grabs for 40 yards and one touchdown. A good passing game was a necessity Sat u rday, as t he Sout h Ca rol i na running backs couldn’t seem to find any breathing room. Sophomore tailback Mike Davis compiled just 25 yards on 15 carries in the contest, although he did find the end zone once. “We couldn’t find any running plays that worked except the quarterback draw,” Spurrier said. “So they were getting some pressure and they had us stymied there for a while.” Despite the two-touchdown margin of victory on the final scoreline, the game was a back-and-fort h af fair Saturday. T hough Clemson never led i n the contest, the t wo teams traded touchdowns and field goals for the bulk of the game. After a scoreless third

quarter for the Gamecocks, the game was tied at 17 entering the final 15 minutes of play. But it would be all South Carolina from there, as the Gamecocks found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter and took two interceptions off of Tiger quarterback Tajh Boyd to secure the monumental win. With Missouri’s victory over Texas A&M shortly after South Carolina’s game concluded, the Gamecocks will not get a chance to play for the SEC title against an Auburn squad that Spurrier called a “team of destiny.” But with a 10-2 record at the end of the regular season and a bowl game on the horizon, Spurrier said he couldn’t be more pleased with his Gamecocks as the year comes to a close. “I’m really proud of this team,” Spurrier said. “I was thinking back on all the teams I’ve had — these guys may have achieved the most for such a young bunch of guys.” DG

Quarles, Hampton to forgo last year Cooper continues to impress in wildcat formation Salvatore Costa

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Before South Carolina took the field to do battle with the Clemson Tigers, the Gamecocks honored their seniors and players who are deciding whether or not to declare for the NFL Draft. Connor Shaw, Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles and Victor Hampton are among some of the players who won’t play in Williams-Brice Stadium again for the Gamecocks. Those players left a tremendous impact on the program. Shaw’s perfect 17-0 home record puts him in discussion as one of the greats at South Carolina. “Connor Shaw, oh man, best quarterback in school history,” head coach Steve Spurrier said. “He’s probably the difference maker — completely for us — running the ball, throwing the ball. He had a sensational day.” Clowney, who appears to be locked in as one of the top NFL Draft prospects, ended his career at South Carolina with a perfect 3-0 record against the Tigers. At Clemson last season, Clowney said he would never lose a game to Clemson, and sure enough, the junior defensive end accomplished that goal. Quarles and Hampton sounded sure that they would be forgoing their senior seasons and will test their draft stock. Hampton told reporters after the game he is “pretty much” sure he will enter the NFL Draft. Quarles sounded equally as sure. “I’m going to turn in my draft grade; if it’s looking like I want it to look, or what I expect (it) to, I’ll be gone,” Quarles said. “But if not, I’m just going to come back and try to improve it. Hopefully, after this game it’s where I want it to be, and [we’re] just going to go from there.” Wildcat On Saturday, Spurrier brought back the wildcat offense like he did in 2009 against Clemson when Stephon Gilmore used it to defeat the Tigers 34-17. This time around, freshman wide receiver Pharoh Cooper was the catalyst for the Gamecocks. The wildcat led by Cooper was beyond successful Saturday night. Cooper completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Wilds, and ran the ball four times for 18 yards. “That kid’s a ball player,” Spurrier said, “He’s going to be really something before he leaves here. True freshman — he can run kick-offs, punts, run out of

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Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney recorded his third sack of the season Saturday against the Tigers. the backfield, catch passes, throw passes — he’s an all-around ball player.” Cooper deflected praise for the formation to his offensive line. “The wildcat worked fairly well tonight, the linemen did a great job. I mean, they don’t get much as much credit as they should,” Cooper said. Special Teams Winning the turnover battle usually dictates the outcome of a football game, and on Saturday night, it did exactly that. Two costly fumbles by Clemson junior wide

receiver Adam Humphries on punt returns placed the Gamecocks in good position to win. The first muffed punt came in the first half and kept a Gamecock drive going after having it halted by Clemson’s defense in South Carolina territory. The second ensured South Carolina’s fifth straight victory over its in-state rival. “When we punted him the ball and the guy fumbled it on the sideline, I felt like we had it in the bag then,” Clowney said. DG

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