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BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com Violent crime in Sumter County climbed 30 percent in 2011, giving the area the thirdhighest violent crime rate in the state for that year, according to statistics released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Monday. nThe dramatic increase in the annual violent crime statistics comes at the same time SLED reports statewide violent crime fell 2.2 percent in 2011. Sumter County’s rate of 114.4 offenses for every 10,000 people in 2011 left the county behind only Greenwood County (188.3) and Dillon County (130.4) in percapita violent crime. Sumter’s rate was easily the highest of any of the counties part of a metropolitan area in the state. The next highest metropolitan county was Richland County, with a rate of 91.6. In 2010, Sumter County ranked seventh in the state, with a violent crime rate of 88.0. Statewide, violent crimes fell from a rate of 60.96 in 2010 to 59.59 offenses in 2011, a drop of 2.2 percent. Nationally, the violent crime rate sat at 38.6 offenses per 10,000 people in 2011, according to SLED. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said the 2011 numbers illustrated a spike in local violent crime activity, which he attributed to gang-related and drug-related activity. Dennis also said “there’s no doubt in my mind” violent crime has dropped since then. “In 2011, I know we had sev- DENNIS eral gang-related homicides,” Dennis said. “But in 2012, some of the preventative measures we have done have shown a reduction of almost 50 percent of that (homicides), as well as violent crime.” SLED defines violent crime as either: murder, rape, robbery or aggravated assault, involving “the element of personal confrontation between the victim and offender.” In its report, SLED said its statistics are gathered from law enforcement agencies around the state. And while SLED said statewide violent crime fell marginally, the rate of murders in the state climbed more than 21 percent. In total, SLED said there were 322 murders in South Carolina in 2011 — 17 in Sumter County — as opposed to 265 statewide in

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ABOVE: Lt. Chris Moore with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office holds a bean bag shot. He also carries rubber ball shots, which he said have the same affect. LEFT: Moore holds up a shotgun used to fire items such as rubber bullets and bean bags. Although a regular shotgun, it is marked orange to identify it as shooting nonlethal ammo.

Bean bag gun shots hurt 23-year-old who led officers on chase

Officers use variety of non-lethal tactics BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com Bean bag rounds are not the only non-lethal items used by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. “The bean bag is shot like a regular shot gun, and it’s one of the last devices we use prior to using a lethal weapon,” said Sheriff Anthony Dennis. “The bean bag in itself is non-lethal and is pretty much meant to immobi-

BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com A Sumter man remained in serious but stable condition in a Columbia hospital Monday, recovering from multiple injuries suffered in an arrest in which officers said he endured three bean bag rounds, two Taser strikes and an attack by a trained canine officer. Akeem Desmond Logan, 23, of 920 Utah Circle, was arrested LOGAN about 3 p.m. Saturday and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest after deputies said he led officers on a nearly hourlong chase, involving several reported altercations with law enforcement.

lize a person.” However, that wasn’t the case Saturday as officers tried to subdue a difficult suspect, who remains in a Columbia hospital after reports indicate he was struck with the bean bag rounds. Through normal and intended use, such weapons are not meant to cause death or serious bodily injury, states the office’s use SEE TACTICS, PAGE A6

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Topiary artist recognized for conservation efforts BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item

From left, Pearl and Metra Fryar stand with Frances Drayton, chair of the Henry Durant Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s conservation committee. Fryar received an award for his conservation efforts from the national group.

BISHOPVILLE — Bishopville’s most awarded celebrity will have to find space for yet another award. Pearl Fryar, the nationally acclaimed topiary artist, has received the 2013 National Society Daughters of American Revolution Conservation Award for outstanding achieve-

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ment in conservation. Earlier in the year, Fryar won a statewide award, the 2013 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts, the highest honor the state presents in the arts. “I guess I’m going to have to try to buy a house to put all these awards and make a museum,” Fryar said. “This never gets old. I appreciate every one. These awards are rewards

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for all the hard work. But anything you do with a passion is not work.” Fryar will formally receive the conservation award at a statewide National Society Daughters of American Revolution convention Friday in Columbia. This past Thursday, Fryar and his wife, Metra, were the guests at the

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Initiative launches to curb underage drinking Services prevention specialist Natalie Gamble. “The first part is educating those parents who are thinking of having alcohol parties for prom and graduation. We really want to hit that pretty hard. Law enforcement will also be going into stores to make sure that clerks are not selling to underage drinkers.” Started in 2010 for the first 11 days of April, the initiative was extended to the entire month of April in 2011, and Alcohol Enforcement State Liaison Michael D. George said it’s the “collaborative working together (of the program) that makes a difference.” “Out of Their Hands is just one aspect of all our alcohol enforcement teams (16 in the state),” George said. The teams were started in 2007 and “work on the state level with a local

BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com BISHOPVILLE — Law enforcement agencies in the 3rd Judicial Circuit are looking to crack down on underage drinking this month. Agencies from Lee, Sumter, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties met Monday afternoon at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Bishopville to announce the fourth year of the Out of Their Hands initiative. The campaign aims to limit youth access to alcohol throughout the month of April, along with educating parents about the importance of guarding against underage drinking in their homes. “The two parts to it both go at keeping alcohol out of the hands of underage youth, particularly teens,” said Clarendon Behavioral Health

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Alcohol Enforcement Team State Liaison Michael D. George said Monday at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office that agencies across the state will unite this month to curb underage drinking. Law enforcement agencies in the 3rd Judicial Circuit will increase safety checkpoints and compliance checks at nightclubs and stores that sell alcohol.

emphasis,” George said. “We are the only state in the country that has (teams) like that,” he said. “And looking at statistics for those youth under 21 that consume alcohol and (vehicle wrecks), we see a drop of 9.5 percent in 200809, but in South Caroli-

na, we decreased by about 23.5 percent. Now, alcohol enforcement wasn’t the sole reason for that. We had a lot of collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies.” Out of Their Hands, George said, is just another method of coalescing

those efforts, something that Lee County Sheriff Danny Simon said he is glad to be part of. “My guys are proactive, and I like being a part of something like this that is proactive,” he said. “We are out there enforcing the laws before these tragedies happen, before underage kids get access to this alcohol.” Gamble said while law enforcement beefs up compliance checks at bars and convenience stores and also puts up additional safety checkpoints throughout the month, she and other prevention specialists working with enforcement teams across the state will venture into schools and try to educate young people about the dangers of underage drinking. Sumter Sheriff Anthony Dennis said the initiative is worth it if it just

saves one life. “It has worked tremendously in the past,” he said. “We go out randomly and check to make sure these businesses are complying with the law in who they sell alcohol to, and we write citations to those who sell to the underaged.” A citation can mean a fine from $250 to $500, Simon said. “I think one thing that points to the success of the program is that since we’ve been doing this now for a few years, we find during the compliance checks that the stores are checking the IDs, that they aren’t selling to underage kids,” he said. For more information on the initiative, visit www.outoftheirhands. com. Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.

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Coroner says Saluda mayor killed himself SALUDA — Officials said the mayor of Saluda killed himself at a family home in Newberry County on Sunday, the same day a newspaper published a story questioning almost $38,000 in mileage reimbursements he received from the town. Frank Addy Jr. was found dead Sunday morning from a gunshot to the head at a home on Lake Greenwood, Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said. Newton ruled the death a suicide. He said he is helping deputies as they continue to investigate the death. The State Law Enforcement Division was investigating Addy based in part on a February story in The Index-Journal of Greenwood, which found the mayor claimed nearly $27,000 in travel reimbursements in 2012, more than triple what he spend the year before. Saluda reimburses Addy 55 cents a mile for his travel, which comes out to driving more than 48,000 miles last year.

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The correct date for the Sankofa Connection 7th Annual Cultural Festival is April 17. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. there will be entertainment, demonstrations, vendors of authentic African merchandise and food, all following the opening ceremony that introduces the African queens, at Mount Pisgah AME Church on the corner of Bartlette and Washington streets. Call (803) 406-0832 for more information.

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Sumter native and former Congressman Glen Browder signed copies of his biography, “Professor-Politician” by Geni Certain, at Simpson Hardware on Saturday. Browder, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1989 to 1997, grew up in Sumter before moving to Alabama, where he is professor emeritus of American democracy at Jacksonville State University. The former U.S. representative, center right, is seen speaking with, from left, former Item employee Julian Hines, Item Editor and Chairman Hubert Osteen and brother A.C. Browder. Their brother, Bill Browder, worked for many years as The Item’s press operator and pressroom foreman.

8-year-old continues fight against leukemia BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item By this time last year, second-grader Mary Haithcock had raised more than $700 as a part of the Pennies for Patients program held by her school, Manchester Elementary School. “I wanted to help find a cure,” she said. The 8-year-old was vigilant in helping find a cure for her uncle, Scott Wilson, who had been diagnosed with leukemia. She sold crafts, hosted yard sales and simply asked that others would donate their loose change.

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money that she sends privately to the state chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At the end, Wilson was susceptible to disease so Mary did not see him as often. But Ada Haithcock, Mary’s mother, said he was immensely supportive of her efforts, giving whatever change he had to the cause. “He always told me how proud he was of her,” Haithcock said. Haithcock said “proud isn’t even the word” to describe her feelings toward her daughter. Seeing Mary’s determination, Haithcock has decided to organize the

young girl’s efforts. “She comes up with the ideas and tells us what she wants to do,” Haithcock said. Some of her ideas are farfetched, Haithcock said, but that doesn’t stop Mary from dreaming up new ways to raise money for leukemia patients. “In a way, Uncle Scott had to get sick and take his path so she could take her path,” Haithcock said. For more information on Mary’s fundraising efforts, visit marysleukemiafundraiser.bbnow.org or search “Mary’s Leukemia Fundraiser” on Facebook.

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Melvin Gerard Nichols, 41, of 24 Sampson St., and Ricky Tiller, 41, of 22 Victory Drive, were arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and unlawfully obtaining nonferrous metals about 1 p.m. Thursday for an incident occurring in the first block of Victory Drive. Officers found a Tappa Electric White stove valued at $200, six sets of mini blinds valued at $60 and one set of chrome finished drip pans for an electric stove valued at $10. STOLEN PROPERTY:

A 16-foot alumilite silver trailer valued at $4,800 was reportedly stolen from a work site in the 2900 block of Airport Road at 10:35 a.m. Friday. An Interarms 308 rifle, a 30.06 rifle and a 40inch flat-screen TV were reportedly stolen from the 8100 block of Camden Highway in Rembert at 6 p.m. Thursday. The items are valued at $828. Two 32-inch Emerson flat panel TVs valued at $300 each were reportedly stolen from the 700 block of Radical Road between noon Thursday and 6:47 p.m. Saturday. RECOVERED PROPERTY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Gov. Mark Sanford votes March 19 at a polling place in Charleston. Voters will decide today whether Sanford or former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic will be the GOP nominee for the 1st District congressional seat.

Voters to choose GOP nominee in 1st Dist. BY BRUCE SMITH The Associated Press CHARLESTON — Voters will decide today whether to help former Gov. Mark Sanford in his quest for political redemption or to make former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic the GOP nominee for an open South Carolina congressional seat. Sanford and Bostic were the top two finishers in a 16-way Republican free-for-all in the 1st District on the state’s south coast two weeks ago. The winner of the runoff advances to face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Bush and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt in the May 7 special election. The seat, held by Sanford for three terms during the 1990s, became vacant last year when Gov. Nikki Haley appointed sit-

ting congressman Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate seat in turn left vacant by the resignation of Jim DeMint, who left Congress to join a conservative think tank. Sanford is trying to rebuild his political life after disappearing from the state four years ago, only to return and confess he was having an affair with an Argentine woman to whom he is now engaged. Bostic, a former Marine and an attorney who operates a couple of charities, said during a debate last week that Sanford’s behavior has left him a compromised candidate. If Sanford is nominated, Bostic warned, it could open the door to the Democrats regaining a seat they have not held in more than 30 years. The latest finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Sanford has a pro-

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hibitive edge in fundraising. He has raised $413,000 to about $92,000 for Bostic, who has also loaned his campaign $150,000. Sanford has not loaned his campaign any money. Those reports show Sanford, known for his frugality both as congressman and governor, has spent only $15,000 on the campaign whose trademark has been supporters scrawling campaign messages with spray paint on pieces of wood and setting them along the district’s roadways. Both candidates spent the last day before the runoff meeting voters at shops and restaurants in the southern end of the district where they were to attend a forum on Hilton Head Island. About 12 percent of the district’s 454,000 voters cast ballots in the GOP primary two weeks ago.

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Between 1:40 a.m. and 1:44 a.m. Sunday, a complainant reported seeing a passenger in a burgundy Pontiac Grand Am with a silver rear luggage rack traveling South on Webb Street stick a handgun out the rear driver’s side window and shot about five times. Officers recovered 9 mm shell casings from the roadway in the 800 block of Webb Street. ASSAULT AND BATTERY:

An 18-year-old female reported three women ages 21, 20 and 24 came to her residence in the 200 block of Williams Street about 11:20 p.m on Saturday. The 21-year-old reportedly charged the 18-year-old, knocking her to the ground and punching her in the face and stomach. She also stated the 21-year-old ripped hair from her head, and when her mother came out to break it up, the 24-year-old reportedly kicked her in the face.

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Should laws be colorblind? Supreme Court weighs in BY HOPE YEN The Associated Press EDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;America at the Tipping Point: The Changing Face of a Nationâ&#x20AC;? is an occasional series examining the cultural mosaic of the U.S. and its historic shift to a majority-minority nation. WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind? Addressing two pivotal legal issues, one on affirmative action and a second on voting rights, a divided Supreme Court is poised to answer those questions. In one case, the issue is whether race preferences in university admissions undermine equal opportunity more than they promote the benefits of racial diversity. Just this past week, justices signaled their interest in scrutinizing affirmative action very intensely, expanding their review as well to a Michigan law passed by voters that bars â&#x20AC;&#x153;preferential treatmentâ&#x20AC;? to students based on race. Separately in a second case, the court must decide whether race relations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the South, particularly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have improved to the point that federal laws protecting minority voting rights are no longer warranted. The questions are

apt as the United States closes in on a demographic tipping point, when nonwhites will become a majority of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population for the first time. That dramatic shift is expected to be reached within the next generation, and how the Supreme Court rules could go a long way in determining what civil rights and equality mean in an America long divided by race. The courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five conservative justices seem ready to declare a new post-racial moment, pointing to increased levels of voter registration and turnout among blacks to show that the South has changed. Lower federal courts just in the past year had seen things differently, blunting voter ID laws and other election restrictions passed by GOP-controlled legislatures in South Carolina, Texas and Florida, which they saw as discriminatory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes,â&#x20AC;? Justice Antonin Scalia said in oral arguments earlier this year, suggesting that it was the high courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility to overturn voting protections overwhelmingly passed by Congress in 2006. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, part of the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more liberal

wing, countered that while conventional discriminatory tactics may have faded, new ones have emerged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congress said up front: We know that the (voter) registration is fine. That is no longer the problem. But the discrimination continues in other forms,â&#x20AC;? she said. The legal meanings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;equality,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;racismâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;discriminationâ&#x20AC;? have been in flux since at least 1883, when justices struck down a federal anti-discrimination law, calling it an unfair racial advantage for former black slaves. Today, justices face the question of whether the nation has reached equality by a 1960s definition or some new standard. By some demographic measures, America has reached a new era. But the latest census data and polling from The Associated Press also show race and class disparities that persist. President Obama, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first black chief executive, was reelected in November despite a historically low percentage of white supporters. He was aided by a growing bloc of blacks, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and gays, and a disproportionate share of women, who together supported him by at least a 2-to-1 margin. Another sign of shifting times: Among newborns, minorities

outnumbered whites for the first time last year, the Census Bureau reported. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The end of the world as straight white males know it,â&#x20AC;? one newspaper headline said on the morning after the November election. Still, issues linger by race, age and class: â&#x20AC;˘ Jobs and income. Black poverty has fallen by half since 1959, to 27.6 percent, but is still nearly three times the poverty rate of whites. Black and Hispanic men are twice as likely as whites to work in the low-paying service sector. Since the 1970s, the unemployment rate for blacks has remained double that of whites. â&#x20AC;˘ Wealth. The wealth gap between whites and minorities is at its widest since 1984. Predominantly younger minorities were hit hard when home prices fell, while older whites were more likely to invest in 401(k) retirement plans and stocks, which have rebounded since the recession. The median net worth of white households was $113,149 in 2009, compared with $6,325 for Hispanics and $5,677 for blacks. â&#x20AC;˘ Class and educa-

tion. By some measures, the gap between rich and poor has stretched to its widest since 1967. Globalization and automation have eliminated many mid-skill jobs, leaving a polarized pool of lowwage work and highskill jobs requiring advanced degrees. About 40 percent of whites age 25-29 graduate from college, compared with 15 percent for Latinos and 23 percent for blacks. â&#x20AC;˘ Racial bias. Prejudice against blacks worsened slightly in the four years since Obama was first elected in 2008, according to an AP poll. In all, 51 percent of Americans expressed explicit antiblack attitudes, compared with 48 percent in 2008. Questions designed to ferret out subconscious bias raised the proportion with anti-black sentiments to 56 percent, and the share of people expressing pro-black attitudes fell. Roderick Harrison, a demographer who is black, says he felt pride in Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s re-election, which to him reaffirmed a historic achievement not only for black Americans but also a broader co-

alition of racially diverse groups. Still, he worries that demographic change and Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success may lead to a tipping point in the opposite direction, where people in the United States are led to assume racial equality has fully arrived. The strength of minority support behind Obama was aided by the 1965 Voting Rights Act and other protections, he said. The term â&#x20AC;&#x153;minorityâ&#x20AC;? often refers to an unequal or disadvantaged status and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always about numbers or counts, said Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau. The District of Columbia, Hawaii, California, New Mexico and Texas already have populations of racial and ethnic minorities that collectively add up to more than 50 percent. Across the U.S., more than 11 percent of counties have tipped to â&#x20AC;&#x153;majority-minorityâ&#x20AC;? status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Minority status is a matter of exclusion from full participation in society, remaining long after a nation becomes â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;majority minority,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Harrison said.

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The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 will hold a class reunion meeting at 10 a.m. today at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Call Frances at (803) 773-3804, Lillie at (803) 775-9088 or Bertha at (803) 775-9660.

The National Federation of the Blind (Sumter Chapter) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Esther Farmer-Judan, master gardener, will speak. Transportation provided within mileage radius. Contact Debra Canty at (803) 775-5792 or DebraCanC2@frontier.com. Call (206) 3091938 to place barbecue orders by April 5.

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Goodwill of Sumter will offer free tax services 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 20 in the Job-Link Center of Goodwill, 1028 Broad St. Call (803) 240-8355.

The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Golden Corral.

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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will offer free income tax assistance and electronic filing for taxpayers with low to middle incomes 9 a.m.3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 10 at the Shepherd’s Center, 24 Council St. Call Lynda at (803) 469-8322 or Sandra at (803) 469-2052.

The Lincoln High School Alumni Association’s Third Annual Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast will be held 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Applebee’s, 2497 Broad St. Tickets: $7 per person. Call J.L. Green at (803) 968-4173 or Essie Mack-Richardson at (803) 775-2999.

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The Sumter Community Vision in Progress group will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the James E. Clyburn Intermodal Transportation Center on Harvin Street. Dr. Tim Hardee, president of Central Carolina Technical College, will speak. Call Patty Wilson at (803) 491-4910.

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‘History Detectives’ heads out west for its return BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH “History Detectives” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) returns with a Western theme. After buying a Kit Carson biography for cheap, Charles Burns discovers some papers hidden between the covers that could be linked to the frontiersman’s family. Another investigation explores some secrets behind the lyrics to the popular song “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” a 1930s cowboy number composed by Bob Nolan popularized by The Sons of the Pioneers in 1946 and reintroduced to listeners in 1998 as part of the soundtrack to “The Big Lebowski.” • The powerful documentary “Kind Hearted Woman” concludes on “Frontline” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) with Robin Charboneau challenging her ex-husband for the custody of her children after she has discovered that he has

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murderer of actress Lana Clarkson. • Baseball season is upon us and so are repeats of the 1984 sports fantasy “The Natural” (8 p.m., Reelz), starring Robert Redford and directed by Barry Levinson. “The Natural” is based on a story by Bernard Malamud that was in turn inspired by the real story of Phillies star Eddie Waitkus, shot by a delusional female fan. His assailant, Ruth Ann Steinhagen, died last December.

links a subway shooting to a much older crime on “Golden Boy” (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • The presence of Ivy’s mother in the cast requires diplomatic efforts on “Smash” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • A woman sinks her teeth into Tommy on “Body of Proof” (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14). • Renters set fires on “World’s Worst Tenants” (10 p.m., Spike). • A dubious double date on “Preacher’s Daughters” (10 p.m., Lifetime).

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• The American edition of “Top Gear” (9 p.m., History) wraps up its season. • Murder in Baton Rouge on “Nightmare Next Door” (9 p.m., ID). • Mindy catches the eye of a good-looking man on “The Mindy Project” (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • Ballistic evidence

An investigation dredges up sad memories for Abby on “NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * True confessions on “Hart of Dixie” (8 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) * Sam’s excolleague needs help on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * Nick and Schmidt compete for a woman on “New Girl” (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14) *

Tess confronts Cat on “Beauty and the Beast” (9 p.m., CW, r, TV-14).

Late Night Jonathan Sperber is booked on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (11 p.m., Comedy Central) * Paul Rudd and Von Grey appear on “Conan” (11 p.m., TBS) * Busy Philipps, Dov Davidoff, Loni Love and Matt Braunger are booked on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!) * Regis Philbin and the cast of “Cinderella” appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Blake Shelton and Jim Rome on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Tracy Morgan, Andy Cohen, Deerhunter and B.J. Thomas visit “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Lena Dunham and Bill Pullman on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2013, United Feature Syndicate


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RESISTANCE from Page A1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had quite a time with him,â&#x20AC;? Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the woods, on the street; he was all over the place.â&#x20AC;? No deputies were injured, he said. The State Law Enforcement Division is now investigating the incident, Dennis added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of the severity of the injuries inflicted, I felt an independent agency should look into it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bean bag rounds are considered a non-lethal means of subduing a suspect, but his wound required surgery.â&#x20AC;? This is not an uncommon practice statewide, said SLED spokesperson Thom Berry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relatively standard for SLED to be called in on this type of investigation simply to provide a certain level of expertise and also (to serve) as an outside agency to look at the issue,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each investigation is unique whether it is an officer-involved shooting with a weapon or a less lethal weapon. We will conduct our investigation and present to the proper prosecutorial authority.â&#x20AC;? According to reports, a man described as Logan approached an elderly couple in their vehicle on Blossom View Road, attempting to speak to the passenger. Unable to understand the man, the female driver rolled down the male passengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s window. The suspect then reportedly struck the 83-year-old man several times in the face, resulting in several lacerations and broken dental work. The man then left the scene on foot, travel-

ing north on Blossom View Road. A 47-year-old witness then called law enforcement as deputies were responding. The witness reported that he had just finished arguing with the man shortly after the assault. In that argument, the suspect reportedly admitted to the assault, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, I hit that old man, and I will hit you next.â&#x20AC;? The witness kept an eye on the suspect as officers arrived. When the responding deputy exited his vehicle, the suspect reportedly became irate, disregarding the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commands, shouting obscenities and posing in a combative stance. He then attempted to flee. The deputy deployed his Taser, but missed, and then followed the suspect in his vehicle. The suspect reportedly remained highly aggressive, taunting the deputy and shouting at passing traffic as backup officers were en route to assist. When the first backup deputy arrived, the officer attempted to dispel the situation by engaging in verbal commands to the suspect, who reportedly refused again. The suspect, reports indicate, then took a fighting stance and began shouting at the second officer, who deployed his Taser. The suspect, reports said, resisted the electrical current and began swinging fists at the deputy. Unable to make contact after several attempts, the suspect attempted to flee on foot. Deputies then deployed a canine, whose bite the man dodged as he continued to run. With several bystanders present, deputies called back the dog and engaged the suspect once again, who they said continued to ignore commands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From watching the videotape, the suspect seemed to be under the influence of a substance of some sort, possibly a narcotic,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said.

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One of the deputies then drew his gun, commanding the man to lay down. The suspect reportedly then ran from the officers as they continued to attempt to calm him down and give verbal commands. A bean bag round was then fired from a shotgun at Logan, striking him in the chest. The man reportedly continued to resist, at which point a second bean bag round was deployed and struck the suspect again in the chest area. A third round struck the suspect in his stomach but proved just as fruitless, as the suspect continued his attempt to flee, reports said. Finally, a deputy deployed a third Taser, which brought the suspect to the ground. After several more commands, officers had the man in handcuffs. EMS responded and transported the suspect to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for injuries suffered in the altercations. One of the bean bag rounds penetrated the suspectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stomach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the first time we had that happened,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The injury required surgery, so he was taken to Palmetto Health Richland. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovering now. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the doctors as to when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be transported to SumterLee (Regional Detention Center).â&#x20AC;? Despite the injury, Dennis said he felt his deputies responded properly to the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I watched the tape,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The suspect refused to comply throughout the arrest and resisted officers the whole time. I feel they acted appropriately through the entire altercation.â&#x20AC;? Item staff writer Jade Anderson contributed to this article. Reach Rob Cottingham at (803) 7741225.

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TACTICS from Page A1 of force policy. These items include mace or pepper spray, a baton, a Taser and the bean bag round. The use of non-lethal weapons is considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;intermediate force,â&#x20AC;? and they are to be used to subdue individuals who are resisting arrest. Intermediate force is â&#x20AC;&#x153;restricted to stopping physical confrontations where lesser verbal or physical force would be, or has been, ineffective or inappropriate,â&#x20AC;? the policy states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We often use bean bags on those attempting to commit suicide,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. Deputies can also shoot rubber ball rounds from the same gun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the officer and may depend on the ammo available,â&#x20AC;? said Lt. Chris Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lieutenants are the only ones with bean bag or rubber bullet guns.â&#x20AC;? The shotguns that fire the non-lethal rounds or bullets are marked orange to make them easily distinguishable, Moore said, and usually only the supervisor on shift has one. Anytime a weapon, whether considered lethal or non-lethal is used, a use of force report must be filed, Dennis said. These are reviewed by the Incident Review Board to see if agency rules and procedures were followed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the relevant policy was clearly understandable and effective to cover the situationâ&#x20AC;? and training is adequate and up to date, the use of force policy states. Annually, the Uniform Patrol Division conducts an analysis of the use of force incidents to determine if policy or training needs modifying. If non-lethal force does not work, weapons of a more serious nature may be used. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one wants to use lethal force unless absolutely necessary,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 7741250.

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Bipartisan abdication “President Obama has arguably established the authority of the president to intervene militarily virtually anywhere without the consent or the approval of Congress, at his own discretion and for as long as he wishes.” — Jim Webb

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ASHINGTON — As America tiptoes toward a fourth intervention in an opaque and uncontrollable conflict — now Syria, after Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya — Webb’s words require two minor modifications: Obama has demonstrated a power, not an authority; only the Constitution authorizes. And as Webb understands, Obama has been able to do so only because Congress, George over many WILL years, has become too supine to wield its constitutional powers. Webb, a Virginia Democrat who declined to seek a second Senate term, vents his dismay in the essay “Congressional Abdication” (in The National Interest), a trenchant indictment of the irrelevance of an institution to which the Constitution gives “certain powers over the structure and use of the military.” The president, Webb says, is commander in chief but only in “executing policies shepherded within the boundaries of legislative powers.” Those powers have, however, atrophied from a disuse amounting to institutional malfeasance as Congress has forfeited its role in national-security policymaking. Webb, who was a Marine infantry officer in Vietnam and Navy secretary for Ronald Reagan, remembers when Congress was “fiercely protective of its powers.” Webb vigorously opposed the invasion of Iraq before he entered the Senate, which he departed disgusted by Congress’ self-made irrelevance. In December 2008, in its final hours, George W. Bush’s administration signed with Iraq a Strategic Framework Agreement that was, Webb says, “not quite a treaty” requiring twothirds Senate approval, but neither was it merely implementing current policy and law. It outlined the U.S. role in defending Iraq from internal and external threats, in promoting reconciliation and combating terrorist groups. For more than a year the SFA was negotiated and finalized, but there was no meaningful consultation with Congress, no congressional debate on its merits and none sought by congressional leaders. In contrast to Congress’ passivity regarding policy toward “an unstable regime in an unstable region,” Iraq’s parliament voted on the SFA — twice. In May 2012, Obama visited Afghanistan to sign “a legally binding executive

agreement” concerning the structure of future U.S.-Afghan relations, U.S. commitments to Afghan security and an anticipated U.S. presence beyond 2014. The agreement calls Afghanistan a “Major Non-NATO Ally.” Congress was not formally consulted about this, but Afghanistan’s parliament voted on it. Noting that in foreign as well as domestic policy Obama is “acutely fond of executive orders designed to circumvent the legislative process,” Webb recalls that in 2009 the administration said it would return from the United Nations’ Copenhagen conference on climate change with a “binding” commitment for an emission-reduction program. So Webb wrote to remind the president that “only specific legislation agreed upon in the Congress, or a treaty ratified by the Senate, could actually create such a commitment.” Webb notes that presidents now act as though they have become de facto prime ministers, unconstrained by the separation of powers. This transformation was dramatized in the Libya intervention: “Was our country under attack, or under the threat of imminent attack? No. ... Were we invoking the inherent right of self-defense as outlined in the U.N. Charter? No. Were we called upon by treaty commitments to come to the aid of an ally? No. Were we responding in kind to an attack on our forces elsewhere, as we did in the 1986 raids in Libya after American soldiers had been killed in a Berlin disco? No. Were we rescuing Americans in distress, as we did in Grenada in 1983? No.” Instead, “we took military action against a regime that we continued to recognize diplomatically, on behalf of disparate groups of opposing forces whose only real point of agreement was that they wished to rid Libya of (Moammar) Gaddafi. This was not even a civil war” because there was “no cohesive opposition facing a regime.” The result? “Rampant lawlessness” perhaps related to the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and “the regionwide dispersion of thousands of weapons from Gaddafi’s armories.” The question, Webb says, is whether in “a world filled with cruelty,” presidents should be allowed to “pick and choose when and where to use military force” by merely citing the “undefinable rubric of ‘humanitarian intervention.’” Imperial presidents and invertebrate legislators of both parties have produced what Webb correctly calls “a breakdown of our constitutional process.” Syria may be the next such bipartisan episode. George Will’s email address is georgewill@washpost.com. © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Influx in Medicaid money only a blessing to few A recent letter from Travis Holmes deserves comment. I agree David Weeks and Murrell Smith are very good legislators. They often disagree but do this in an honorable manner. There is a dimension in Medicaid that I believe greatly undermines help for the poor. Many years ago, the state gave most Medicaid to private companies. The executives of these companies demand high pay. Ten million a year is just a starter on annual pay. One CEO took home over $100 million in 2010. These companies stopped essential care for diabetics, such as foot care. This is very essential to prevent amputation. They even cheat on diapers. They are more concerned with luxury box seats and Boca Raton condos than care for the poor. The great influx of money will be a blessing to very few. Mostly this money will go to the ultra rich and the poor will get a few crumbs. These private companies even skip paying bills to medical suppliers. Mr. Holmes is correct that Jesus healed the lame, blind and sick. But Jesus was also perceptive. When Jesus went into the temple, he saw thieves and he threw them out. Mr. Holmes, look closely at Medicaid, and you will see many thieves. Before we take any federal help, throw the thieves out. PHIL BRANDT, M.D. Sumter

Better safety measures needed on roadway Several weeks following the wreck at the U.S. 378/S.C. 441 intersection in which Tommy Hawkins was killed in 2011, I wrote a letter to our local state highway depart-

ment’s engineer office expressing concerns and offering suggestions for ways to help reduce wrecks in this area and along the Shaw Air Force Base section of the highway. Mr. Phil Nobles, assistant resident engineer, did reply and notified me that he forwarded my letter to the main office in Columbia, and he stated that someone would communicate with me from there. However, I have not heard anything further. Neither has there been action to improve safety in this area. Perhaps the wreck March 25 at the new entrance of Shaw Air Force Base, in which another person was killed, would not have happened had the highway department applied my suggestions. How many tragedies will we have before something is done? Hopefully some of our county officials will push to help correct this problem. HUGHIE B. BREWINGTON Dalzell

Law has no business in regulating marriage In reference to Lee Ingle’s letter on Wednesday, March 27, (“People should be able to marry whoever they want”), I’m afraid he is way off base on a number of points. The most glaring one of course is his last sentence where he admonishes us to start following the teachings of The Man and the Good Book. Perhaps he has forgotten, but it is that very same Good Book that admonishes against homosexual relationships, fornication and any other type of adulterous or lewd behavior. Some say that Christians cherry-pick which verses they choose to focus on, but in that regard, “The Man” made that perfectly clear. There was no ambiguous meaning be-

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hind that. And in the next place, no, marriage is not “just a word,” sir. It is a sacred covenant, a holy sacrament given by God, and that too is perfectly explicit in “The Good Book.” The real issue is not about limiting people’s freedom to choose who they wish to spend their lives with. It is about recognizing that marriage is a holy thing that the law has no business regulating or attempting to change the definition of. If liberals can’t stand the intermingling of church and state, then they need to start right here by accepting that the state can’t get involved and create law that defines holy matrimony that is created in the church. JOYCE ZIMMERMAN Sumter

Kudos to McDonald on gay marriage stance In reference to letters concerning gay marriage: kudos to the Rev. McDonald and his stance. I agree 100 percent. There is no need for me to explain my reasons why, all I will say is this: When you supporters of gay marriage are standing at the Pearly Gates sippin’ on coffee from Starbucks and wondering why the line is moving real slow, well, you’ll find out. I noticed that Mr. Baten supports gay marriage. I also noticed that his letter did not include his ”title” as his previous letters have. Not that his title carried any weight, I’m sure his opinion on gay marriage doesn’t carry any weight either. I respect your right to support anything you wish, but I would put to you, Mr. Baten, that if Mr. Obama declared on Monday that he was an avid fisherman, you would have a bass boat in your backyard by Friday? DENNIS E. VICKERS Wedgefield

WHO REPRESENTS YOU SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 Naomi Sanders 5605 Borden Road Rembert, SC 29128 (803) 499-3947 (home) DISTRICT 2 Artie Baker 3680 Bakersfield Lane Dalzell, SC 29040 803-469-3638 (home) DISTRICT 3 Jimmy R. Byrd Jr. 1084 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 778-0796 (office) (803) 775-2726 (FAX) countycouncil3@ftc-i.net DISTRICT 4 Charles T. Edens 760 Henderson St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 775-0044 (home) DISTRICT 5 Vivian Fleming-McGhaney 9770 Lynches River Road Lynchburg, SC 29080

(803) 437-2797 (home) (803) 495-3247 (office) DISTRICT 6 Larry Blanding Chairman P.O. Box 1446 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-8518 (home) DISTRICT 7 Eugene Baten Vice chairman P.O. Box 3193 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-0815 (home) SUMTER CITY COUNCIL MAYOR Joseph T. McElveen Jr. 20 Buford Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-0382 jmcelveen@sumter-sc.com WARD 1 Thomas J. Lowery 829 Legare St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-9298 WARD 2 Ione Dwyer P.O. Box 1492

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Sumter, SC 29151 803-481-4284 WARD 3 Calvin K. Hastie Sr. 810 South Main St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 774-7776 WARD 4 Charlie Burns 422 W. Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-8859 WARD 5 Robert Galiano 608 Antlers Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 469-0005 WARD 6 David Merchant 26 Paisley Park Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-1086 STATE LAWMAKERS Rep. Grady Brown, D-Bishopville District 50 420 S. Main St. Bishopville, SC 29010 (803) 484-6832

Columbia: (803) 734-2934 Rep. Phillip Lowe, R-Florence District 60 507 W. Cheves St. Florence, SC 29501 (843) 662-1234 Columbia: (803) 734-2975 Rep. Joe Neal, D-Hopkins District 70 P.O. Box 5 Hopkins, SC 29061 (803) 776-0353 Fax: (803) 734-9142 Columbia: (803) 734-2804 jn@schouse.org Rep. Dr. Robert L. Ridgeway III, D-Clarendon District 64 117 N. Brooks St. Manning, SC 29102 (803) 938-3087 Columbia: (803) 212-6929 Rep. Ronnie A. Sabb, D-Greeleyville District 101 P.O. Box 311, Greeleyville, 29056 (843) 355-5349 Columbia: (803) 212-6926 Rep. Murrell Smith Jr., R-Sumter District 67

P.O. Box 580 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 778-2471 Fax: (803) 778-1643 Columbia: (803) 734-3042 murrellsmith@schouse.gov Rep. J. David Weeks, D-Sumter District 51 2 Marlborough Court Sumter, SC 29154 (803) 775-5856 Columbia: (803) 734-3102 Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington District 29 1216 Salem Road Hartsville, SC 29550 (843) 339-3000 Columbia: (803) 212-6148 Sen. Kevin L. Johnson, D-Manning District 36 P.O. Box 156, Manning, 29102 (803) 435-8117 Columbia: (803) 212-6108 Sen. J. Thomas McElveen, III D-Sumter District 35 P. O. Box 57, Sumter, 29151 (803) 775-1263 Columbia: (803) 212-6132

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CRIME from Page A1 2010. According to SLED, Sumter County had eight murders in 2010. Also in their report, SLED said Sumter had the fourth-highest murder rate in South Carolina in 2011, as well as the third-highest aggravated assault rate in the state. Clarendon County had the 13th-highest violent crime rate in the state, with SLED statistics saying the per-capita ratio in the

county of 70.3 was slightly higher than the state average. Lee County was below the state average, with a rate of 55.3, finishing 22nd out of 46 counties. The statistics, reported annually since 1975, reached their peak in South Carolina in 1994 at a statewide rate of 106.6. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 7741201.

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home of Frances Dray- success are work, paston, a member of the sion and marketing. In local NSDAR chapter the final analysis, I had — the Henry Durant talent, but could I afchapter. Drayton did ford to do what I was most of the work in doing?” putting together the With the help of the award nomination incommunity and formation required by friends such as the the NSDAR. Drayton brothers, “Sometimes we meet Fryar was able to examazing people,” Dray- pand his garden, and ton said. “Pearl fits that achieve publicity from category with deep hu- the national press. mility, gracious hospi“What I did was take tality and expertise in an ordinary idea and the cultivation sciencmake something exes. It is difficult to estitraordinary out of it,” mate fully the value of Fryar said. “But any his accomplishments success I had would in conservation, the not have happened arts, the humanities, without help from horticulture and eduother people.” cation.” A big break for Fryar Drayton said Fryar’s happened in 2007 work was meant to be when the Garden Connoticed. servancy of America “People were beand the Friends of the coming aware that Pearl Fryar Topiary Pearl, the gardener, Garden began providwas being addi‘I tell young coming tional rePearl, the sources and people all artist,” she support to said. “Peo- the time what Fryar. ple were Fryar’s all can be becoming work has aware that been disaccomplished Pearl was played in re-creating with what museums the age-old you have. and has ornamenbeen feaDon’t complain tured in extal garden skill, topihibitions at about what ary, but the South you don’t have.’ Carolina with a twist. His State Museshapes um and Spoemerged Pearl Fryar leto. He as abstract gives predesigns that had never sentations about his been seen.” work throughout the Before too long, United States. As an Fryar began creating artist-in-residence at sculpture out of junk Coker College, he parts, an art medium shared his skills and known as junk art, artistic vision with art Drayton said. students. In 2006, a Conservation is aldocumentary film ways a priority consid- about Pearl’s life and eration for Fryar. art, “A Man Named “I tell young people Pearl,” was released in all the time what all theaters. can be accomplished Fryar has been feawith what you have,” tured on numerous Fryar said. “Don’t local, regional, state complain about what and national TV shows, you don’t have.” newspaper stories and Fryar told the audimagazine features. ence on Thursday of Gail Player, also a his practice in the member of the local 1980s of retrieving dis- DAR chapter, said carded plants at City Bishopville is pleased Nursery in Bishopville. to share Fryar with the After a few months, world. the nursery, owned by “We’ve known for Tom and Graham many, many years that Drayton, started giving we had a tremendous Fryar good plants, he treasure in our comsaid. munity in Pearl Fryar,” “You know, I had Player said. “He’s a talent to create,” he gifted artist, gardener said. “But the keys to and conservationist.”

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): the last word in astrology Keep an open mind. Hasty decisions regarding Refrain from making an partnership matters will eugenia LAST impulsive move. Stick lead to regrets. Sit back close to home and keep and observe what a close eye on what and everyone around you is who is most important to you. doing. Base your next move on pertinent facts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pick up information and study your findings before you contact SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Size up your anyone in a position of authority. Running situation and make your next move with your plans by someone you’re close to will authority. A powerful presence will result in a help you make the right decision. much better chance to reform, resolve or implement what you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take part in events that will increase your chance of making new SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick close to acquaintances or business connections. Don’t home. Fixing up your place or getting to the be afraid to show off your skills. bottom of any situation involving the people you live with will bring positive results. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow through. Don’t let anyone stand in your way. Believe in CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional who you are and what you’re capable of matters between you and a friend, relative or accomplishing. Your memory and expertise neighbor will escalate if you are too pushy or won’t let you down. give in to the pressure being put on you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take any opportunity you AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Revisit old ideas, get to show off your talent. Take care of friends and hobbies. Make alterations to fit personal responsibilities quickly so you don’t today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, miss a chance to network and collaborate and you’ll turn something from your past into with people in key positions. an auspicious new beginning. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a closer look at PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen to your inner your relationships with people you deal with voice, and you will know how to make the daily. Protect your money from anyone you most of a potential opportunity. Contracts, feel may be in your life to take advantage of settlements or any pending problems can be what you have to offer. dealt with and put behind you.

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pictures from the public Connie Musa shares an Easter photo she took of her goddaughter, Karly Strikland.

Have you visited someplace interesting, exciting, beautiful or historical that you’ve taken some pictures of? Would you like to share those images with your fellow Item readers? E-mail your hi-resolution jpegs to sandrah@theitem.com, or mail to Sandra Holbert c/o The Item, P.O. Box 1677, Sumter, SC 29150. Include clearly printed or typed name of photographer and photo details. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of your photo. Amateur photographers only please.


SPORTS Braves win opener 7-5 TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

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Harris: English accepts SHS hoops job

Atlanta hits 3 homers in victory over Phillies

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and drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the fifth. Utley tripled in the seventh for his third hit and scored on Ryan Howard’s groundout. Luis Avilan (1-0) took over for Hudson and pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first save. Freeman led the Braves with seven home runs in spring training. Hitting cleanup in Atlanta’s new-look lineup

The decision about who will lead the Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team next season has officially been made. SHS principal Sterling Harris announced on Monday that former Lower Richland High and University of South Carolina standout Jo Jo English was offered the position and he accepted. The offer is still pending, however, until English signs a contract of employment with the school for next year – something ENGLISH that won’t be able to take place until after spring break, Harris said. English HARRIS was one of three finalists for the position along with current Lower Richland head coach Willie Thomas and Irmo High School junior varsity head coach Nick Agnello. English starred at Lower Richland in the late 1980s before moving on to become a standout at USC. English earned a spot in the National Basketball Association with the Chicago Bulls for a few seasons. His head coaching experience is limited to a few

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BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits, including the first of three Atlanta home runs Monday night, and the Braves beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on opening day. Dan Uggla and Justin Upton, making his Braves debut, also homered for Atlanta, which led National League teams with 49 in spring training. Hamels (0-1) struggled in his first opening day start. He gave up five runs on seven hits, including the three homers, with five strikeouts and one walk in five innings. The three homers allowed matched his high from last season. The Braves brought out some of their past stars for pregame ceremonies. Dale Murphy was the honorary captain, newly retired Chipper Jones threw out the first pitch — firing a strike to Brian McCann — and Phil Niekro was handed a microphone and yelled “Play ball!” Jones retired after last season, ending a

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career that lasted almost two decades — all with the Braves. “I’m missing it today, but I won’t miss it tomorrow,” Jones said as he sat in the Braves’ dugout before the game. Tim Hudson gave up six hits and three runs in 4 1-3 innings. Hudson had a 4-0 lead before Chase Utley led off the fourth with a homer

TSA’s Grant signs with DIII school BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com Up until three years ago, Hunter Grant could not participate in athletics because of a heart condition. Now he is going to get the opportunity to play football on the collegiate level. The Thomas Sumter Academy defensive end recently signed with Maryville College, an NCAA Division III school in Maryville, Tenn. “I’m just excited about this,” said Grant, a 6-foot-4-inch, GRANT 210-pounder who had 100 tackles for the Generals this past season. “This is a great opportunity for me.” When Grant was young, he was diagnosed with two leaky heart valves as well as a heart murmur. Because of that, doctors would not allow him to participate in any strenuous activities. However, he was getting a

checkup a few years ago when his doctor said the heart valves were normal, and he was given clearance to participate in sports. “I had always wanted to play football,” Grant said. Grant steadily developed as a football player over his three years with the TSA football program. Generals head coach Troy Kessinger thinks Maryville is getting a very good player. “His motor is always running,” Kessinger said of Grant. “He never stops, never stops; he’s always going. “I think Maryville got a steal with Hunter,” Kessinger added. “He just started playing three years ago, so he’s going to continue to get better. I think he’s going to be something special.” Grant didn’t think he was going to get the opportunity to play college football. However, he went on a visit to the school located near the Great Smokey Mountains and SEE GRANT, PAGE B5

Manning native to host ‘Uncharted Waters TV’ BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com Bobby Wilson is getting a chance to share part of his “bucket list” with other outdoor enthusiasts. “One of the things I wanted to do was shoot a pilot for a fishing show and see if we could get it on public television,” said Wilson, a Manning native. Wilson made it happen and what it became was “Uncharted Waters TV.” The show is being shown nationally on Pursuit Channel. The Pursuit Channel is available locally on FTC Digital and is also available on DIRECTV and Dish Network. It is also on

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Manning native Bobby Wilson began a new outdoors television show. Each week he will scout uncharted waters from his plane looking for great places to hunt and fish. Once on location, he shares with viewers valuable tips on how to make their next hunting or fishing trip one to remember.

the Texas Channel on Time Warner Cable and Chicago Comcast. “I saw something that said it will be available on national television to 40 millon households,” said

Wilson, who fishes professionally and has qualified for the Bassmasters Classic. “We’ll see what happens.” SEE WILSON, PAGE B5

Louisville ‘sure thing’ in a season of parity BY EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press

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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, second from left, talks with his team during a recent NCAA tournament game. The Cardinals have been a lone constant in a tournament filled with parity this year.

The word of the season: Parity. The team of the moment: Louisville. For a college basketball season in which it seemed anybody could beat anybody, and the No. 1 ranking was never secure, Rick Pitino’s Cardinals have certainly cemented themselves as

a prohibitive front-runner now that there are only four teams left. They head to Atlanta listed as 3-5 favorites in Las Vegas, after dispatching everyone from Duke to North Carolina A&T with equal ease on their way to the Final Four. Trying to stop them will be Michigan, Syra-

cuse and Wichita State — a pair of No. 4 seeds and a No. 9, all serving as great examples of how difficult it was to sort out the contenders from the pretenders heading into the 2013 version of March Madness. “Cinderella found one glass skipper,” said Gregg Marshall, coach of Wichita State, which beat No. 1-seeded Gon-

zaga and No. 2 Ohio State on its way to adding some mid-major mojo to the Final Four. “We won four games. I don’t think she found four glass slippers. When you get to this point, you’re good enough to win it all.” Pitino said he does, in fact, believe in parity during this, a season in SEE FINAL FOUR, PAGE B4


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 2:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Match from Paris -- Barcelona vs. Paris SaintGermain (FOX SOCCER). 2:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Match from Munich -- Juventus vs. Bayern Munich (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 3 p.m.-- Major League Baseball: Baltimore at Tampa Bay (MLB NETWORK). 6 p.m. -- College Swimming and Diving: NCAA Women’s Championship from Indianapolis (ESPNU). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- Women’s College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Norfolk Regional Championship Game from Norfolk, Va. -- Notre Dame vs. Duke (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: National Invitation Tournament Semifinal Game from New York -- Baylor vs. Brigham Young (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Washington at Carolina (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: Charleston Southern at South Carolina (SPORTSOUTH, WNKT-FM 107.5). 7:15 p.m. -- High School Baseball: Wilson at Camden (WPUB-FM 102.7). 7:30 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Buffalo at Pittsburgh (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- College Baseball: Utah Valley at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 8 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: New York at Miami (TNT). 9 p.m. -- Women’s College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Oklahoma City Regional Championship Game from Oklahoma City -- Tennessee vs. Louisvlle -- (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: National Invitation Tournament Semifinal Game from New York -- Iowa vs. Maryland (ESPN2). 10 p.m. -- International Soccer: CONCACAF Champions League Match from Seattle -- Santos vs. Seattle (FOX SOCCER). 10 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB NETWORK). 10:30 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Dallas at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT).

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2012-13 AP All-America Teams The Associated Press Statistics through March 17 First Team Trey Burke, Michigan, 6-0, 190, sophomore, Columbus, Ohio, 19.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.7 apg, 40.1 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 steals, 35.2 minutes (62 first-team votes, 319 total points) Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown, 6-8, 205, sophomore, Morley, Mo., 16.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 42.7 3 pt-fg pct, 1.9 steals, 35.3 minutes (62, 319) Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 6-5, 214, junior, Upper Marlboro, Md., 13.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 59.9 fg pct, 44.3 3-pt fg pct, 2.2 steals (58, 306) Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, 225, junior, Ames, Iowa, 23.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 56.1 fg pct, 49.7 3-pt fg pct, 86.0 ft pct (44, 279) Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga, 7-0, 238, junior, Kamloops, British Columbia, 17.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 65.2 fg pct (47, 278) Second Team Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 225, freshman, Flower Mound, Texas, 15.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.9 steals (11, 190) Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7-0, 240, sophomore, Washington, Ind., 16.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 57.3 fg pct, 1.3 blocks (7, 178) Mason Plumlee, Duke, 6-10, 235, senior, Warsaw, Ind., 17.2 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 59.2 fg pct, 1.5 blocks (9, 164) Shane Larkin, Miami, 5-11, 176, sophomore, Orlando, Fla., 14.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 40.1 3-pt fg pct, 2.0 steals, 36.3 minutes (5, 152) Ben McLemore, Kansas, 6-5, 195, freshman, St. Louis, 16.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 50.7 fg pct, 43.7 3-pt fg pct, 86.7 ft pct (5, 146) Third Team DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State, 6-7, 215, junior, Fort Wayne, Ind., 19.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 83.6 ft pct, 35.3 minutes (3, 122) Jeff Withey, Kansas, 7-0, 235, senior, San Diego, 13.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 57.8 fg pct, 3.8 blocks (5, 114) Russ Smith, Louisville, 6-0, 165, junior, Brooklyn, N.Y., 18.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.0 steals (2, 80) Erick Green, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 185, senior, Winchester, Va., 25.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.8 apg, 36.4 minutes (1, 46) Nate Wolters, South Dakota State, 6-4, 190, senior, St. Cloud, Minn., 22.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.7 steals, 37.9 minutes (0, 36) Honorable Mention Kyle Barone, Idaho; Jerrelle Benimon, Towson; Anthony Bennett, UNLV; Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook; Sherwood Brown, Florida Gulf Coast; Isaiah Canaan, Murray State; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia; Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse; Ian Clark, Belmont; Jake Cohen, Davidson. Jack Cooley, Notre Dame; D.J. Cooper, Ohio; Allen Crabbe, California; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Seth Curry, Duke; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s; Gorgui Dieng, Louisville; James Ennis, Long Beach State; Chris Flores, NJIT; Jamal Franklin, San Diego State. Ian Hummer, Princeton; Colton Iverson, Colorado State; Joe Jackson, Memphis; Kareem Jamar, Montana; Lamont Jones, Iona; Ray McCallum, Detroit; Rodney McGruder, Kansas State; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Erik Murphy, Florida (1 firstteam vote); Mike Muscala, Bucknell. Stan Okoye, VMI; Jamal Olasewere, LIU Brooklyn; Phil Pressey, Missouri; Augustine Rubit, South Alabama; Peyton Siva, Louisville (1); Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin; Omar Strong, Texas Southern; Kendall Williams, New Mexico; Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State; Khalif Wyatt, Temple.

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB x-New York 46 26 .639 – x-Brooklyn 42 31 .575 41/2 Boston 38 35 .521 81/2 Philadelphia 30 43 .411 161/2 Toronto 27 46 .370 191/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB z-Miami 58 15 .795 – x-Atlanta 41 33 .554 171/2 Washington 27 46 .370 31 Orlando 19 55 .257 391/2 Charlotte 17 56 .233 41 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 47 27 .635 – x-Chicago 40 32 .556 6 Milwaukee 35 37 .486 11 Detroit 24 50 .324 23 Cleveland 22 50 .306 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 55 18 .753 – x-Memphis 49 24 .671 6 Houston 40 33 .548 15 Dallas 36 37 .493 19 New Orleans 26 48 .351 291/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 54 20 .730 – x-Denver 50 24 .676 4 Utah 38 36 .514 16 Portland 33 40 .452 201/2

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26 46 .361 27 Pacific Division W L Pct GB x-L.A. Clippers 49 25 .662 – Golden State 42 32 .568 7 L.A. Lakers 38 36 .514 11 Sacramento 27 47 .365 22 Phoenix 23 51 .311 26 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Sunday’s Games New Orleans 112, Cleveland 92 Washington 109, Toronto 92 Chicago 95, Detroit 94 Miami 88, San Antonio 86 New York 108, Boston 89 Tuesday’s Games Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Miami, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 9 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 10 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 36 28 8 0 56 123 84 New Jersey 35 15 11 9 39 88 97 N.Y. Rangers 34 16 15 3 35 78 84 N.Y. Islanders 35 16 16 3 35 100 112 Philadelphia 35 15 17 3 33 95 108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 34 22 7 5 49 107 83 Boston 34 22 8 4 48 97 75 Ottawa 35 19 10 6 44 89 76 Toronto 36 20 12 4 44 112 100 Buffalo 36 13 17 6 32 94 113 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 36 18 16 2 38 89 106 Carolina 33 16 15 2 34 92 97 Washington 35 16 17 2 34 102 101 Tampa Bay 34 15 18 1 31 110 103 Florida 36 11 19 6 28 88 125 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 34 26 5 3 55 116 74 Detroit 35 17 13 5 39 91 92 Columbus 36 15 14 7 37 87 97 St. Louis 33 17 14 2 36 94 93 Nashville 35 14 14 7 35 87 96 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 34 21 11 2 44 97 86 Vancouver 35 19 10 6 44 92 90 Edmonton 34 14 13 7 35 87 95 Calgary 33 13 16 4 30 93 114 Colorado 34 12 18 4 28 84 108 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 35 23 7 5 51 107 90 Los Angeles 35 20 12 3 43 103 88 San Jose 34 17 11 6 40 85 84 Dallas 34 16 15 3 35 94 103 Phoenix 35 14 15 6 34 94 101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Chicago 7, Detroit 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 4, OT Los Angeles 3, Dallas 2 Columbus 2, Anaheim 1, OT Boston 2, Buffalo 0 Tuesday’s Games Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

GOLF Houston Open Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course Humble, Texas Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,441; Par: 72 Final D.A. Points (500), $1,116,000 64-71-71-66—272 -16 Billy Horschel (245), $545,600 68-72-67-66—273 -15 Henrik Stenson (245), $545,600 69-70-68-66—273 -15 Ben Crane (123), $272,800 69-70-67-68—274 -14 Dustin Johnson (123), $272,800 69-70-70-65—274 -14 Kevin Chappell (92), $207,700 70-70-67-68—275 -13 Stewart Cink (92), $207,700 71-66-68-70—275 -13 Brian Davis (92), $207,700 67-70-71-67—275 -13 Jason Kokrak (80), $179,800 66-69-71-70—276 -12 Brendon de Jonge (64), $137,433 71-68-72-66—277 -11 Charles Howell III (64), $137,433 69-72-70-66—277 -11 Keegan Bradley (64), $137,433 70-70-67-70—277 -11 Bill Haas (64), $137,433 68-70-67-72—277 -11 Louis Oosthuizen (64), $137,433 70-72-65-70—277 -11 Lee Westwood (64), $137,433 68-72-67-70—277 -11 Angel Cabrera (54), $96,100 66-72-69-71—278 -10 Bud Cauley (54), $96,100 68-74-65-71—278 -10 Phil Mickelson (54), $96,100 72-71-67-68—278 -10 Cameron Tringale (54), $96,100 65-73-69-71—278 -10 Charley Hoffman (51), $77,500 68-71-70-70—279 -9 John Rollins (51), $77,500 65-74-71-69—279 -9 Chris Kirk (47), $59,520 71-70-72-67—280 -8 Doug LaBelle II (47), $59,520 71-71-72-66—280 -8 Greg Owen (47), $59,520 68-73-68-71—280 -8 Robert Streb (47), $59,520 70-71-71-68—280 -8 Steve Wheatcroft, $59,520 67-67-72-74—280 -8 Jeff Overton (43), $44,950 67-73-71-70—281 -7 Pat Perez (43), $44,950 72-71-70-68—281 -7 Kevin Stadler (43), $44,950 70-73-69-69—281 -7 Nick Watney (43), $44,950 71-71-72-67—281 -7 Aaron Baddeley (37), $35,163 70-71-72-69—282 -6 Ross Fisher (37), $35,163 73-69-72-68—282 -6 Tim Herron (37), $35,163 69-73-69-71—282 -6 Jin Park (37), $35,163 69-74-69-70—282 -6

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UConn routs Kentucky, advances to Final Four BY DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut is headed back to a familiar place — the Final Four. Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 17 to help topseed UConn rout Kentucky 83-53 on Monday night and advance to a record sixth-straight national semifinal. The Huskies will face either Notre Dame or Duke in the national semifinals on Sunday in New Orleans. The Irish and Blue Devils play Tuesday night. UConn (33-4) broke a tie with Stanford (2008-12), LSU (2004-08) and itself (2000-04) by reaching the Final Four again. It was the second straight season that UConn beat Kentucky in the regional finals. The Huskies topped the Wildcats by 15 last year 105 miles to the north of Bridgeport in Kingston, R.I. This game wasn’t as close. Kentucky stayed close for the first 10 minutes with their “40 minutes of dread” defense. Then UConn turned up its own defensive intensity. The Huskies trailed 23-22 with just 9 minutes left in the first half. That’s when Stewart — honored as the outstanding

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Connecticut guard Caroline Doty, left, collides with Kentucky guard Janee Thompson in the first half of the Huskies’ 83-53 victory on Monday in an Elite Eight game of the women’s NCAA tournament in Bridgeport, Conn.

player of the Bridgeport Regional — and UConn’s “no-name” defense took over allowing three points the rest of the half. Kentucky missed 13 of its final 14 shots in the half with the only make coming when Jelleah Sidney banked in a 3-pointer from the wing. While UConn was playing lockdown defense, Stewart was dominating on the offensive end. The 6-foot-4 star, who was the national high school player of the year last season, scored nine points and had a vicious two-handed block during that closing run. After Sidney’s 3-pointer, Stewart calmly con-

verted a three-point play on the other end. UConn led 48-26 at the half. Kentucky couldn’t get within 20 in the second half. The loudest cheer of the night from the sellout crowd of nearly 8,600 came when the video board showed highlights of Louisville’s upset victory over Baylor on Sunday night. UConn’s only losses this season came to Baylor and three times to Notre Dame. Stewart didn’t play well in most of those losses, but really has stepped her game up over the past few weeks. After struggling through

the middle part of the season, the heralded first-year has averaged 16.4 points since the start of the Big East tournament. It’s been an unusual season for UConn, which for the first time in 19 years didn’t win either the Big East regular season or tournament title. Now the Huskies are two wins away from an eighth national championship. This was the 19th time in the past 23 seasons that UConn had reached the regional final. They have made the Final Four 14 times overall, including the last six.

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Smith to coach Red Raiders basketball Tubby Smith is coming to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program. Smith agreed to terms Monday with Texas Tech to be its next coach, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. SMITH He will take over for interim coach Chris Walker, who went 11-20 this season and 3-15 in Big 12 play. The program is still reeling from Billy Gillispie’s volatile one-year tenure, which ended when he resigned in September. SUMTER GOLF 10TH

FLORENCE – The Sumter High varsity golf team is in 10th place after the first round of the 16-team Anderson Brothers Invitational held on Monday in Florence. Sumter shot a 341 team score. Lexington High School leads the field after shooting a 308. Charlie Dallery led the Gamecocks with an 83 followed by John Keffer with an 84. Austin Baker and Dixon Flowers each shot an 87 and Daniel Spencer followed with an 89. The second round begins today at 9 a.m. SUMTER B TEAM SPLITS

The Sumter High school B baseball team split a pair of spring break tournament games on Monday, falling to Dutch Fork 11-4 before beating Richland Northeast 8-2.

Andrew Twitty tossed a complete game for the Gamecocks, allowing two earned runs on three hits in seven innings. He was led the offense with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Riley Williams and Trent Elmore also had two hits for Sumter. CLEMSON SPLITS WITH NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Garrett Boulware’s RBI groundout in the top of the 11th inning propelled Clemson to a 5-4 victory over topranked North Carolina on Monday night, helping the Tigers salvage the final game of the series. Clemson lost 6-2 in the first game on Monday that was picked up after being suspended for inclement weather on Sunday. The Tigers improved to 17-11 overall and 6-6 in the ACC. The Tar Heels fell to 25-2 and 9-2. Tyler Slaton, Shane Kennedy and Tyler Krieger each had two hits for Clemson. Thomas Brittle drove in two runs. Scott Firth pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win. In the suspended game, North Carolina right-handers Benton Moss and Trent Thornton combined to allow just six hits and two unearned runs with 13. Tiger starter Clate Schmidt (2-1) suffered the loss after yielding five hits, two runs and one walk in two innings pitched. Zack Erwin pitched the final six innings and surrendered six hits, four runs (three earned) and two walks with one strikeout. Boulware and Kennedy both went 2-for-4 to lead Clemson.

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Former South Carolina standout Jackie Bradley Jr., left, follows through after hitting a run-scoring ground out for Boston in the Red Soxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8-2 victory over the Yankees on Opening Day. Bradley Jr. made his major league debut with three walks and two runs scored.

Lester, Red Sox shut down Yankees on opening day NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, giving new manager John Farrell an 8-2 win over the barely recognizable New York Yankees on opening day Monday. Newcomer Shane Victorino led a revamped Red Sox lineup with three RBI and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr., the former University of South Carolina standout, walked three times and scored twice in his big league debut. Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big day against CC Sabathia (0-1) came a year after it lost its first three games under Bobby Valentine and went on to a 69-93 finish. Facing a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from opening day a year ago, Lester (1-0) gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings against the defending AL East champions. Yankees stars Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira also are on the disabled list. Bradley, a former South Carolina standout, made an immediate impact after earning a spot with a strong spring training performance. In his first plate appearance, the eversmiling 22-year-old worked a one-out walk after falling behind 0-2. That helped Boston touch up for four runs in the second inning â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and start the angry rumblings of 49,514 anxious Yankees fans. Young No. 44 then stole a potential RBI hit from Robinson Cano with a running, twisting grab in a swirling

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Baltimore 0 0 .000 1/2 Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 1/2 Toronto 0 0 .000 1/2 New York 0 1 .000 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Detroit 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cleveland 0 0 .000 1/2 Kansas City 0 1 .000 1 Minnesota 0 1 .000 1 West Division W L Pct GB Houston 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oakland 0 0 .000 1/2 Seattle 0 0 .000 1/2 Texas 0 1 .000 1 Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Houston 8, Texas 2 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 2 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 1, Kansas City 0 L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings Seattle at Oakland, late Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Baltimore (Hammel 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-0) at Toronto (Dickey 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (Darvish 0-0) at Houston (Harrell 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 0-0) at Oakland (Park-

Sox a rare win over the Royals, who took 12 of 18 from them a year ago.

wind in left field in the third. Bradley added an RBI groundout in the seventh. WHITE SOX ROYALS

er 0-0), 10:05 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB New York 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Washington 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Atlanta 0 0 .000 1/2 Philadelphia 0 0 .000 1/2 Miami 0 1 .000 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Milwaukee 1 0 1.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Louis 0 0 .000 1/2 Cincinnati 0 1 .000 1 Pittsburgh 0 1 .000 1 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Arizona 0 0 .000 1/2 Colorado 0 1 .000 1 San Diego 0 1 .000 1 San Francisco 0 1 .000 1 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Washington 2, Miami 0 N.Y. Mets 11, San Diego 2 Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 0 St. Louis at Arizona, late Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-0), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Garcia 0-0) at Arizona (Cahill 0-0), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

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CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chris Sale outpitched James Shields, Tyler Flowers homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in the season opener on Monday. The White Sox believe theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in position to make a run at the AL Central title even though they made no splashy additions while the rest of the division loaded up. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off to a good start after a late fade left them three games behind Detroit a year ago. A dominant performance by Sale and Flowersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; drive leading off the fifth against Shields were just enough to beat a team thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to make a big jump after finishing with a losing record 17 of the past 18 seasons. It also gave the White

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MINNEAPOLIS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Justin Verlander won on opening day for the first time in six tries, pitching five shutout innings at frosty Target Field and sending the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday. With the gametime temperature at 35 degrees and the wind blowing at 17 mph, fans had to bundle up. But opening day is always a draw, as evidenced by the announced crowd of 38,282, a sellout by Twins guidelines. Verlander had been 0-1 in his previous five openers. Phil Coke got the last two outs for the first save by the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; closer committee. From wire reports

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Harper, Strasburg lead Nationals over Marlins WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; All it took was two at-bats on his first opening day in the majors for Bryce Harper to hit two homers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and hear some â&#x20AC;&#x153;M-V-P!â&#x20AC;? chants. The Washington Nationalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other recent No. 1 overall draft pick, Stephen Strasburg, did his part, too, getting 19 consecutive outs at one stretch of his seven scoreless innings. Yes, for the NL East champion Nationals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and their fans who lived through some tough times not that long ago â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the present and future could hardly have looked brighter in a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday, Game 1 of a season lameduck manager Davey Johnson declared months ago should be defined as â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Series or bust.â&#x20AC;? Harper, the 20-year-old left fielder coming off NL Rookie of the Year honors, hit solo shots over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field off Ricky Nolasco in the first and fourth innings. He sprinted around the bases both times, and after his second trip, he climbed back out of the dugout for a curtain call, pumping his right fist. It was Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first taste of a seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start in the big leagues; he began last year in the minors before getting called up later in April. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing if not exuberant, and Johnson joked afterward that Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dugout high-fives after homer No. 1 really hurt some palms. For the 24-year-old Strasburg (10), this marked the start of what should be his first full season in the majors, with zero pitch or inning limits. Shut down before the stretch run in September in 2012, he was dominant against a trade-depleted Marlins lineup that features Giancarlo Stanton and little else. The right-hander went seven innings, matching his career high, allowing three hits. Asked if he could have pitched longer, Strasburg said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t opening day and the first start of the year, it would have been a different story.â&#x20AC;? Pitching to contact more than in the past, Strasburg had three strikeouts, zero walks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and needed only 80 pitches. Harper and Strasburg are only the second pair of top picks in baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June amateur draft to start an opening-day game for the team that chose them, and the 100-loss seasons in 2008 and 2009 that gave Washington the right to those selections seem quite distant nowadays. CUBS PIRATES

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PITTSBURGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Samardzija struck out nine in eight nearly flawless innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Kyuji Fujikawa got a save in his major league debut after closer Car-

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Washington starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) shut down Miami in a 2-0 victory on Monday in Washington.

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MILWAUKEE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 victory over Colorado on Monday, ruining the first game for new Rockies manager Walt Weiss. METS PADRES

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NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jonathon Niese stepped nicely into his new role as No. 1 starter for the Mets, and Collin Cowgill capped a successful New York debut with a grand slam in an 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres on Monday. DODGERS GIANTS

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LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day. Kershaw struck out seven, walked none and retired World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval on a grounder to end it. INTERLEAGUE ANGELS REDS

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CINCINNATI â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer and a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning Monday, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the majorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first interleague season opener. From wire reports

BRAVES from Page B1 which includes outfielders Justin Upton and B.J. Upton, Freeman gave Atlanta the lead with his two-run homer into the Bravesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bullpen in the first inning. The two-out homer drove in Jason Heyward, who walked. Uggla led off the second inning with the Bravesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second homer into the leftfield seats. Justin Upton added a line-

drive homer to leftcenter in the fifth. Uptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homer came after Utleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bases-loaded single off Hudson in the top of the fifth cut Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead to 4-3. Atlanta scored two runs off Chad Durbin in the sixth. Durbin walked Uggla, who

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Louisville continues to bask in recent basketball success

Griner the best to play womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college hoops?

BY GARY GRAVES The Associated Press

BY DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One by one, students walked slowly past the food court in the Student Activities Center on the Louisville campus and waited their turns to sign the makeshift 3-by-5 foot poster of injured basketball player Kevin Ware. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We stand behind you, Kevin! Get Well soon (hash)5!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the poster read. Meant as a tribute to Ware, it could also have been a giant get well card for a school torn between despair for his devastating injury and excitement for one of the best sports days in school history. Ware broke his right leg in two places Sunday, a horrifying injury that inspired the Cardinals to beat Duke and earn their second consecutive trip to the Final Four. Hours later, the Louisville womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team upset defending champion Baylor and 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner. Still, amid the celebration, students, faculty and fans couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get Ware out of their minds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to want to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard to look at,â&#x20AC;? freshman Ishmail Wheeler said of Wareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injury after signing the poster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt for him.â&#x20AC;? All around the city, fans expressed their mixed emotions. Steve Stober scrolled news of the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; win and Wareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injury on the digital sign outside his business, Stoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tax Services in Old Louisville. The messages included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Four Baby!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Go Cardinals!â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pray 4 Kevin Ware,â&#x20AC;? interspersed with the business phone number. Similar messages congratulating Louisville went up last year when the Cardinals also made the Final Four.

Brittney Grinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unparalleled college career is over, earlier than expected and without another NCAA championship. Her place among the all-time best is secure. From her powerful blocked shots to highlight-reel dunks, Grinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dominance on both ends of the court was simply unequaled as she drew in new fans to the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. They include LeBron James, who said he met her when she was a senior in high school in Houston and has been keeping tabs on Griner ever since. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fair. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like Wilt (Chamberlain),â&#x20AC;? James said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out there like Wilt. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what would be my imagination, if I was able to see Wilt live and what he was doing to those guys back in the day, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing to these girls right now. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too big. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too strong.â&#x20AC;? James said he would have loved to see Griner play against Lisa Leslie in her prime. Griner was floored when told of the praise by her idol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Definitely happy for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to say that about me,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Him being one of my favorite players, for him to compare me to Wilt

FINAL FOUR from Page B1 which the team at the top of The Associated Press poll changed five times in five straight weeks at one point. He called the Midwest Region, where the Cardinals were seeded first and won their games by an average of nearly 22 points, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the death bracket.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced quite a few NCAAs,â&#x20AC;? said Pitino, who is coaching his seventh Final Four team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never played the likes of a Colorado State in the second round. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a team that was very much capable of getting to a Final Four. Then Oregon was just absolutely terrific. Then certainly Coach K and Duke ... To play Duke in an Elite Eight, never mind a Final Four, it was a death bracket.â&#x20AC;? But fueled by emotion after teammate Kevin Ware gruesomely broke his leg, the Cardinals (33-5) beat Duke by 22 points, the second-most lopsided loss of the season for coach Mike Krzyzewskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team.

The Michigan-Syracuse semifinal features two power-conference teams that finished in the upper half of their leagues, but stayed under the radar through conference tournament time. The Orangemen (309) headed into the season having lost four players from a team that was seeded first last year but came up a win short of the Final Four. They headed into the postseason losing four of five and coach Jim Boeheim was talking more about playing golf than coaching in April. Sparked by Boeheimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vaunted 2-3 zone defense, they started playing better when they headed to New York for the Big East tournament. Led by Michael Carter-Williams, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won seven of eight (their only loss was to Louisville in the Big East final) and are back in the Final Four for the first time since Carmelo Anthony brought the championship home in 2003.

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Baylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brittney Griner (42) dunks during a second-round NCAA womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament game Grinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career came to a halt after the Bears lost to Louisville on Sunday in the Elite Eight.

and Lisa, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s humbling.â&#x20AC;? Griner had one up on Chamberlain as she did win a national championship. She just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a second one as the Lady Bears lost to Louisville 82-81 on Sunday night in one of the greatest upsets in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAA tournament history. Winning only one title might be the only knock on Griner. Still, many think she belongs on the Mount Rushmore of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college basketball with fellow stars like Diana Taurasi, who won three titles at Connecticut. The two will almost surely be teammates in the WNBA since Phoenix has the first pick in the draft in two weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can only speak for

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the next chance we will get to see her. The Louisville game was the last for Griner and four other Baylor seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; post players Brooklyn Pope and Destiny Williams, along with Jordan Madden and Kimetria Hayden, the guards who arrived in Waco with Griner nearly four years ago. Coach Kim Mulkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lady Bears could have a much different look without that post presence inside. They will have standout point guard Odyssey Sims back for her senior season, with Alexis Prince and Niya Johnson, who got their first experience as freshmen this season. Replacing Griner will be impossible.

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GRANT from Page B1 knew it was the place for him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went there and realized it is where I want to be,â&#x20AC;? Grant said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything just fell into place for me.â&#x20AC;?

Maryville has had a football program since 1889. Maryville went 6-4 last season and is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference.

WILSON from Page B1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware lies in a hospital bed holding the NCAA Regional Championship trophy flanked by coach Rick Pitino, left, and former Louisville assistant coach Richard Pitino in Louisville, Ky. Ware broke his leg in the first half of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midwest Regional final when he landed awkwardly after trying to contest a 3-point shot, breaking his leg in two places. Louisville went on to defeat Duke 85-63 to reach its second straight Final Four.

Louisvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ware resting after surgery BY NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press Kevin Ware is already up and walking, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a nice souvenir to keep him company until heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cleared to return to Louisville. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino brought the Midwest Regional championship trophy when he visited Ware, who remains hospitalized after surgery to repair a gruesome fracture in his right leg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was real excited about (the trophy),â&#x20AC;? Pitino said after visiting Ware again Monday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said to him, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You want me to bring it back or stay with you?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staying with me.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All right, just make sure you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? During a 2-hour surgery Sunday night, doctors reset Wareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken tibia and inserted a rod into the bone. Because the bone broke through the skin, Pitino said doctors are monitoring Ware to make sure no infection develops. If there are no complications, he should be released Tuesday. The Cardinals plan to leave for the Final Four in Atlanta on Wednesday night, and Pitino said they expect to have Ware with them. Ware is origi-

nally from New York City, but he moved to the Atlanta area before high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gets to go home, be with his family and be with us on the bench,â&#x20AC;? Pitino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in very good spirits and anxious to get out of the hospital and get back with the guys.â&#x20AC;? Wareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right leg snapped in the first half of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midwest Regional final when he landed awkwardly after trying to contest a 3-point shot. The horrific injury devastated his teammates, and several fell to the court crying. Chane Behanan, Wareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend on the team, had to be helped to his feet. But before Ware was wheeled off the court on a stretcher, he repeatedly urged the Cardinals to â&#x20AC;&#x153;just go win the game.â&#x20AC;? The Cardinals did, beating Duke 85-63 to reach their second straight Final Four, and they said afterward there was no way they could have let Ware down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right before the surgery, when he was able to watch the players at the press conference, the nurses and doctors told me that was the first time he broke down and cried, when the players were talking about him,â&#x20AC;? Pitino said.

Syracuse focused on journey to Final 4 BY JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late. Player eligibility issues, negative headlines, slumps at inopportune times â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something seems to creep up BOEHEIM each season for longtime coach Jim Boeheim. He figures heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not alone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no team that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have distractions during the course of the year,â&#x20AC;? Boeheim, who guided the Orange to a school-record 34 victories last season with scandal swirling around

his program, said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of life, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you have to learn to handle. They focused well all year.â&#x20AC;? In large part because of that singular focus, the Orange, seeded fourth in the East Regional of the NCAA tournament, are headed to the Final Four for the fourth time since Boeheim became head coach in 1976. And when they get in a groove with their stifling zone defense, especially at this time of year, they are tough to break down. Led by versatile 6-foot6 point guard Michael Carter-Williams, sharpshooting forward James Southerland, and do-itall swingman C.J. Fair, the Orange are deep, motivated, and intent on bringing a second title to central New York. And this proud, blue collar

town, where basketballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot clock was invented, is eagerly anticipating that again, just like in 2003. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Final Four seems to be very important. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge thing up here,â&#x20AC;? said Boeheim, 3-0 in national semifinals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our fans really support us, and they like what we do.â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to like about the past three weeks. Syracuse (30-9) made the Big East tournament final, losing to Louisville, then beat Montana, California, top-seeded Indiana, and thirdseeded Marquette in NCAA regional play. It will meet Michigan (30-7) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the South Regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 4 seed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the national semifinals at Atlanta on Saturday. Michigan beat Florida 79-59 Sunday to reach the Final Four.

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COOKING WEED SEEDS When I was taking creative writing at Clemson, we had to type our stories so they could be run through the Xerox and copies given to everyone in the class. My older friend, in her seventies, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t type so we traded â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I typed her stories and she gave me massages. Over spring break she eloped with a retired Wesleyan minister! That was a story in itself. As you can imagine, a woman of a certain age, interested in romance and massage, was somewhat of a free spirit. She invited me to supper to meet her new husband and served a salad with chickweed flowers and seeds in it, straight from the yard. To this day, I still pick chickweed seeds and munch on them for a pick me up. Tony Melton says the best three amendments for any garden or shrub or flower bed are organic matter, more organic matter, and even more organic matter. With our hot, humid, long summers the microorganisms that turn those grass clippings and okra stalks into compost donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever stop eating and we must add organic matter ever year just to keep even. The home compost pile not only gives us free organic matter but also keeps us from putting that organic matter on the curb where it can wash into storm drains and cause unwanted algal blooms in surface waters. However, lawn clippings and vegetable garden debris are actually are improved by cooking before going into your compost pile. Since Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for gardeners to get their compost piles hot enough to destroy weed seeds or diseased plant parts, many a lawn mower bag and wheelbarrow filled with recyclable clippings, trimmings, or plant parts has been dumped on the curb. But there is a solution! Just like those browning bags that make cooking a turkey so easy, you can give your compost a nice roasting, too. Put the slightly dampened material into a large, clear plastic bag and put it in a sunny spot. If you get a soil thermometer, you can actually insert it into the middle of the bag and check the temperature, shooting for a steady 130 degrees or a half hour of 160-180. If the temperatures are moderately warm and the days sunny, the material should be ready for the compost pile in two or three weeks. Of course you could just go buy compost at the store, but why risk polluting our waterways or filling up our landfills by putting yard debris on the curb? Even if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fill all your organic needs by composting, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a first step to what should be our overriding goal, sustainability in our yards and gardens. XEROX SOLID INK PRINTER

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MARY WILLINGHAM Mary “Matt Lee” Willingham, 93, widow of Willie “Bill” Willingham, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Walter McKeiver and Lucille Johnson. Mary became a Christian at a young age and WILLINGHAM joined Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. In later years, she joined Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, where she served for many years, until her health failed. While at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, she served on the gospel and senior choirs, the senior missionary ministry, and participated in the midday Bible study. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Abraham and Willie; and four sisters, Ruth, Irene, Lucille and Mable. Surviving are two daughters, Agnes Brunson and Gwendolyn B. Kirby; two sisters, Teresa Cocklin and Delores Hines; five grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St., Sumter, with the Rev. Larry C. Weston officiating. Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery, Sumter. The public may view from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter. Mrs. Mary will be placed in the chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service. Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. www.palmermemorialchapel.com LEROY HANNIBAL BISHOPVILLE — Leroy “Peanut” Hannibal died March 26, 2013, at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of Leon Linder and the late Verlie Hanible Lewis Gardner. Mr. Hannibal moved to Bishopville at the age of 4. He was reared by his grandun-

cles and aunts, the late James and Margaret Dizzley, and the late Johnny and Annie Dizzley. He was a faithful member of the Jamestown Road Church of God. The most important day of his life was when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He served on the usher board and sang with the church choir. His God-given gift was the “Spirit of Giving.” He received his education from the public schools of Lee County and he graduated from Bishopville High School in 1972. After graduating from high school, he began working in the textile industry. He worked at Reeves Brothers, Bishopville; Deroyal Textiles Inc. (Hermitage Acquisition Corp.), Camden; Heath Spring, Lancaster; and Tyco Kendall, Wateree. He was preceded in death by his mother, Verlie Gardner; brother, Reginald Thomas; and grandmother, Lillie Mae Johnson. Survivors are his father of Philadelphia; his children, LaShun Gregg of Bishopville, Reico Brisbon of Camden and Carolyn Toney of the U.S. Navy; three grandchildren, DaMetri Toney, Jaden Williams and Ny’Lashia Mickens; one greatgrandson, Malakai Toney; siblings, Russell (Gracie) Dizzley of Bishopville, Dexter Gardner, Robert Lewis, Yvette Linder and Andelique Linder of Philadelphia; one sister-inlaw, Rose Mary Thomas of Bishopville; foster siblings, James (Linda) Dizzley and Betty (David) Addison of Bishopville and Glenda (Walter) Jefferson of Belton. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jamestown Road Church of God with the Rev. Curtis Murph officiating, assisted by Elder Judith Knox. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Betty Addison, 1077 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville. These services were entrusted to Square Deal Funeral Home of Bishopville.

ALLENE H. WEEKS MANNING — Allene Hilton Weeks, 58, wife of Clarence Weeks, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 1, 1954, in Alcolu, a daughter of the late Archie and Ada Jane Starks Hilton. The family is receiving friends at her residence, 1145 MS Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

FRANCES T. McCUTCHEN SPRINGHILL — Funeral service for Frances Marian Trimnal McCutchen, 78, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Andrews Church of God with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Frank Ramey and the Rev. Eddie Thomas will officiate. The family received friends Monday at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 or to St. Andrew Church of God, 4238 Red Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020. Mrs. McCutchen died Saturday, March 30, 2013. Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Smith Trimnal. She was co-owner and operator of McCutchen Poultry Farms. She was a member of St. Andrew Church of God, where she was a member of the Crusaders Sunday School Class and the women’s missionary. Mrs. McCutchen enjoyed antique auctions, sewing, gardening, and decorating for Christmas. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, John Samuel McCutchen; daughters Rhonda McCutchen Beasley (Arthur) of Mayesville and Johnette McCutchen Caughman (Wayne) of Springhill; brotherin-law, James Doug King; grandsons, Chad Beasley (Mandy), John Caughman and Reggie Caughman (Kayla); and great-granddaughters, Zan Beasley, Emily Anne Beasley, Grace Beasley and Laney Caughman. She was predeceased by sisters, Agnes McCaskill (Sam) and Mary Alice King. The family extends their deep appreciation to Inez Hunter and

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MARY L. FULLARD Mary L. Fullard, widow of Willie Fullard, died Saturday, March 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Bacote-Eaddy Funeral Home of Timmonsville. The family is receiving friends at 13 Timmons Road, Apartment 12, Lynchburg. HARRY LEE BRYANT Harry Lee Bryant, 66, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.brunsonfuneralhome.com. Brunson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15 E. Hospital St., Manning, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 433-2273. LINDA D. LONGBERRY Linda D. Longberry, 60, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home in Sumter. Born on March 4, 1952 in Washington Court House, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Florence E. (nee Cornell) Longberry. Survivors include three uncles, Clyde Longberry, Harold (Mary) Longberry and Robert (Joan) Longberry; an aunt, Jean (Jack) Frye; and several cousins. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Anyone wishing to extend condolences is asked to contact the funeral home. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. OWNEY CRENSHAW COLUMBIA — Owney Crenshaw, husband of Mary Lee Crenshaw, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Palmetto Health Hospital in Columbia. He was born June 25,1925, in Rock Hill. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the residence, 1071 Allen Road, Ram Bay community of Manning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & Delaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

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ROBERT WHITE MANNING — Robert White, 63, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. He was born May 15, 1949, in the Live Oak section of Manning, a son of Ruthleen Brown White and the late Stephen White. The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, 1283 Poston Lane, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. DONALD E. WILSON DALZELL — Donald Eric Wilson, 46, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his residence, 3160 Kim St., Dalzell. He was born Nov. 7, 1966, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Donald and Odell Reardon Wilson. He graduated from August Martin High in Queens, N.Y., and attended St. Johns University College. He became a member of Allen AME Church in St. Albans, Queens, on June 26, 1983. Donald was employed at UPS for 25 years. Survivors are his parents, Donald Wilson and Odelle Wilson; a sister, Jacqueline Wilson of Charlotte, N.C.; aunts and uncles, Maggie McFadden of Eastover, Reba and Runard Nelson of Lynchburg, Jacqueline Lynette and John Durant of Severn, Md., Wilhelmina and Allen Conely of Brooklyn, Minister Margaret and the Rev. William Walker of Atlanta, Clara and Samuel Reardon of Lynchburg, Deloris and Isaac Wilson and Doris and Sammie Wilson, all of Lake City, and Virginia Wilson of Queens. The celebratory services for Donald Eric Wilson will be held at 1 p.m. Wedneday at Oak Grove AME Church, 1709 Burnt Branch Road, Lake CIty, with the Rev. Shernard R. Barnes, pastor. Burial will follow in New McFadden Cemetery. Mr. Wilson will lie in repose one hour prior to service. The family will receive friends at the residence, 3160 Kim St., Dalzell. These service have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. REBECCA R. TURNER Rebecca Rouse Turner, 56, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Tuomey Regional

Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1956, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Nellie Rouse Turner. The family will receive friends at her home, 601 S. Sumter St., Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

REGINALD WEBSTER Reginald Webster departed this life on April 1, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter. TIMOTHY W. COLEMAN Timothy Wade Coleman, 48, husband of Deborah Lynn Coleman, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, he was a son of James F. and Betty Bryant Coleman. He was a member of Manning New Start Community Church of the Nazarene. He was retired. Survivors include his wife of Sumter; father of Sumter; mother of Manning; three children, Elizabeth Mae Coleman, Timothy Samuel Coleman and Furman Linton Coleman, all of Manning; six stepchildren, including David Strickland and Alex Strickland, both of the home; a brother, James Bryant Coleman of Manning; and a sister, Brenda Coleman Houston of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Manning New Start Community Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Dale Turner and the Rev. Sammy Geddings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Manning New Start Community Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 119, Manning, SC 29102. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

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Family Night at MPS BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com MANNING — The cafeteria at Manning Primary School was almost full for its first Family Night sponsored by Reaching Every Child and Save the Children programs. “We are excited about the turnout,” said Monica Twine, site coordinator for Reach Every Child. Lonnie Avant, coordinator for the Save the Children program, was all

smiles Thursday welcoming parents and chatting with students. “We’re seeing results from the programs,” he said. “We’re hearing from the teachers daily. They’re excited that the students’ scores are going up.” Reaching Every Child and Save the Children have joined to help students who need assistance with math and literacy. “We currently have 85 second- and third-graders in the program,” Avant

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said. “We always have a waiting list.” The programs are held every afternoon after school from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. As soon as the students arrive and settle down, they’re given a healthy snack, Avant said. Then 30-minute rotations begin to assist students with technology, math, GIRP (guided independent reading practice), RAvFL

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The Mad Scientist visits the school each Monday demonstrating various science projects.

In 2-degree temperatures with 40 mph winds and snow — a wind chill factor of minus 18, Doug Gardner films “Wild Photo Adventures” in the Wind River Basin of the Badlands of Wyoming.

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BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com MANNING — University of South Carolina First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides will be the guest speaker for the 14th annual Clarendon Habitat for Humanity Author Luncheon scheduled for noon April 9 at the Manning United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. The menu for the luncheon will feature recipes from Moore-Pastides’ cookbook “Greek Revival: Cooking for Life.” Guests will be served tzatziki and pita bread, salatatbriatiki (Greek salad), pastitsio (similar to lasagna), moussaka (eggplant casserole), kotopoulo sto fournou (sage and thyme roasted chicken, baklava (desMOOREsert made with honey, nuts PASTIDES and pastry) and iced tea. Moore-Pastides’ love for the Greek culture began when she married her husband, Harris, the first of his family to be born in America. As a young bride, Moore-Pastides said her in-laws asked her frequently, “What are you cooking for dinner?” It didn’t take her long to learn that in the Greek culture family events were celebrated with lots of family present and a generous helping of Greek food. In the preface to her book, Moore-Pastides said that some Greek foods she had never liked before turned into foods she craved, including coriander, garlic and lemon turned green olives. “Rock-hard green olives soaked in a giant Ball jar for weeks on my in-laws’ kitchen counter,” she wrote. In 1988, Moore-Pastides and her husband spent 10 months in Athens. With her husband working all day and nothing on her agenda, she enrolled in Greek-language lessons, joined a gym and started taking a Greek cooking class taught by a Greek-American woman. Moore-Pastides said her desire to write

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LEFT: Gardner and his crew discovered a fox den on the remote beachs on North Carolina’s Outer Banks — the setting for episode 4 in the new season of “Wild Photo Adventures.” CENTER: Life-long friends, Doug Gardner, left, and David Ragin, travel all over the United States in Season 4. RIGHT: Alaska’s tundra was an excellent palette for an episode.

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ANNING — “It’s not just about the photograph. It’s the outdoor experience.” That’s the motto behind “Wild Photo Adventures” and its creator Doug Gardner, who wears a host of hats putting the 30-minute TV shows together. “Wild Photo Adventures” kicks off its fourth season on Sunday with new locations and themes ranging from nesting shorebirds and woodpeckers to a fox den on a remote beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, killer whales in the Pacific Northwest’s Salish Sea, Big Horn Sheep in sub-zero temperatures in Wyoming and an aerial jaunt through Alaska’s most remote

territories. Gardner’s program is unique because it’s the only wildlife and photography television show that takes the audience around the globe to photograph wildlife in fabulous locations while teaching the audience the ins and outs of photographing wildlife and the great outdoors in new and creative ways. “I want to share with the audience places and experiences,” Gardner said. “Out goal is to provide beautiful images that tell a story.” Gardner, who lives in Manning with his wife and two children, is primarily a freelance wildlife photographer and cinematographer. Although he focuses the majority of his attention SEE GARDNER, PAGE C4

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Phoenix HS stocks United Ministries pantry BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com

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Matt Bagley, Phoenix High School senior; Elease Futon, executive director of PHS; Judge James Dingle; Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson; and Christian Herlong, PHS sophomore, stand beside more than 350 food items collected by the students at PHS for United Ministries of Clarendon County.

ALCOLU — Matt Bagley, a senior at Phoenix High School, and Christian Herlong, a sophomore at the Clarendon School District 2 charter school, wanted to help those in the community who needed a helping hand. The twosome encouraged their fellow classmates to gather food items for United Ministries of Clarendon County as a community project for themselves and the school. “I just wanted to do some-

thing for the community,” Herlong said, as she looked over the bounty of items her school collected. “So many don’t have jobs, and food can be really expensive.” “It’s tough economically right now,” Bagley added. “A lot of people need a helping hand, and I feel that this is our way of doing our part to help others.” Kathy Herlong, a substitute teacher at PHS, said the students really got into the giving spirit. “Before, when United Ministries needed help un-

loading a truck, our students would head over there and help out,” she said. “We’ve even had students assist them in picking up items at the food banks. Our students are always reaching out to United Ministries to assist when needed.” The twosome’s goal for the project was 250 food items, and the generosity of the students greatly surpassed the goal by collecting 351 food items. “We’re a small school,” SEE PHOENIX, PAGE C2

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BRAINMINDERS VISIT WALKER-GAMBLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation Inc. has grant money available for emergency home repair. Interested persons may apply from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, please contact Paulette King at (803) 435-6639. AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE

Members of the Clarendon County Pilot Club visited Walker-Gamble Elementary School on March 8 to alert the students on the dangers of failing to protect their heads from injury. From left, Vivian Epps, Jane Benton, Mary Taylor, Ann English, Peggy Benton, Jo Jones, Linda Younts and Margaret Robertson presented a puppet show called Brainminders that teaches the students about brain safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We stressed using seat belts, wearing helmets, safety in the home with fires and guns and safety on the playgrounds and streets,â&#x20AC;? said Robertson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also talked about â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stranger Danger.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

CHURCH NEWS Deliverance Outreach Ministry of Clarendon County Inc., 9223 Paxville Highway, Manning, announces: * Saturday, April 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Free food distribution will follow 10:30 a.m. service. Lord of Lords of Hope

Ministries, 531 W. Huggins St., Manning, announces: * Saturday, April 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Yard sale fundraiser 9 a.m.-until. New Hope AME Church, 18808 Panola Road, Pinewood, announces:

* Saturday, April 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Honors banquet at 5 p.m. at the North HOPE Center honoring Mary Canty Duren, Mackey Deschamps and Deborah Johnson. Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2225

Conyers Road, Paxville, announces: * Sunday, April 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12th pastoral anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. honoring the Rev. Clifford Gaymon and family. The Rev. George P. Windley Sr. will speak.

April 8 and 27 Summerton Piggly Wiggly 2-4 p.m. April 9 and 23 Tanners on U.S. 301 south 3:45-5:15 p.m. Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fast Break 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 10 and 24 Lane Shopping Center

1-2 p.m. J&E Superette in Davis Station 2:30-4 p.m. April 11 and 25 Turbeville IGA 9:45 a.m.12:30 p.m. Barrineau Pentecostal Church 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lodabar Church on S.C. 527 4-5 p.m.

MOBILE LIBRARY SCHEDULE NEW STOPS April 6: Turbeville IGA 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13: Clarendon 1 Community Center (Old Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch School) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Today and April 16 Turbeville IGA 2-4 p.m. April 3 and 17 Shake Store on Kingstree

Highway 3:30-5 p.m. April 4 and 18 Summerton Piggly Wiggly 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m April 5 and 19 Lake Marion & Windsor Manor Nursing Facility (Book drop offs only) Paxville Community Center 3-4:30 p.m.

MANNING HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL 1ST SEMESTER HONOR ROLL 9TH GRADE A HONOR ROLL

Kelly Koenig, Whitney Lesaine, Travis Moore, Laura Weir 9TH GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL

Shakira Adger, Tabitha Beard, Brittany Bensoussan, Joshua Betrand, Taszonna Brayboy, Lisa Briggs, Skyllar Carney, Dominique Carter, Tamera Clark, Kim Conyers, Bellami Cousar, Sara Culclasure, Zachary Davis, Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Antwan Green, Neira Harvin, Aubrey Johnson, Kyle Larson, Andrea Liddell, Douglas Logan, Brian Magaw, Kasidy McFadden, Mack McFadden, Mary Ashley Mackey, DaTrayvion Montgomery, Janette Murdoch, Sarita Oliver, Kaylin Ridgeway, Lesley Salinas, Alexis Smith, Tyler Thompson, Angel Walker, Ruth Walker,

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Trevon Andrews, Dashawn Blanding, Rebecca Blank, Alexis Dingle, Caleb Elms, Sarah Farmer, Nancy Fleming, Emily Richburg, Caitlin Wimberly 10TH GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL

Burnes Bailey, Imani Bell, Nathan Burgess, Jordan Carter, Sarah Darby, Sabrina Dingle, Janie Espinoza, Taylor Falls, Jayquan Felder, Kimberly Goodson, Brittany Hardin, Taylor Holliday, Vinson Hyman, Katelyn Lee, Shatiqua Lundy, Olivia McCants, Synobia Miller, Christopher Pack, Jason Pack, Harrison Palmer, Sara Parker, Jose Zuniga 11TH GRADE A HONOR ROLL

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Christal Billups, Aaron Bosier, Lanisha Brown, Joseph Burgess, Amber Butler, Adrianna Chapman, Sarah Cobb, Ebony Conyers, Drew Edwards, John Evans, Gabrielle Galbreath, Jaumonique Harrison, Tameeya Johnson, Briana Jones, Kayla Jones, Kiyanna Murray, Mezohn Owens, Tony Petty, Jennifer Richburg, Luis Rojas, Talaryvon Rose, Franklin Skoler, Kayla Therrell, Jessika Stephens, Desmine Way 12TH GRADE A HONOR ROLL

Danaisha Brayboy, Timothy Coleman, Shaquan Conyers, Summer Crawford, Draontae Dow, Amber Gay, Jazz Geter, Kirsti Green, Sabrina Hilton, Wytisha Huggins, Paul Isaac, Michael Jones, Cedric Kennedy, Travon Lightsey, Amy

Murdoch, Kaitlin Shaffer, Davon Way, Kendra Wicker, Caitlin Wirth Alexis Abraham, Johnny Alsbrooks, Donald Baines, Breanne Boatwright, Brittany Brown, Tyler Brunson, Tyleak Clark, Chandrea Coard, Drew Edwards, Mitchell Fleming, Charlotte Fout, Crystal Gibbons, Kadeisha Green, Janeisha Hart, Marquise House, Richard Johnson, Alexandria Lee, Jacquelyn Lynn, Alexis Martin, Lateisha McFadden, Eugene Paone, Sara Peavy, Kristian Pritchard, Erin Prosser, Katelyn Ridgeway, Sara Rogan, Stephanie Romine, Nolan Saffer, Tearea Scott, Xavier Solone, Nia Strothers, Michael Talbert, Chalisa Torres, Jessica Warren, Dynasha Williams, Terran Yost, Courtney Young

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PHOENIX from Page C1 Bagley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our people in school got out there and made it happen.â&#x20AC;? Christian Herlong said she was really excited about the outcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d keep checking to

see how much was coming in,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d come in at lunch time to check on our progress. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe that our school collected this much food.â&#x20AC;? The students at PHS had an extra incentive

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The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce has merchandise for sale with the new branding logo. T-shirts are $12-$15 and umbrellas are $15.

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Rocco is a nice indoor cat. A neutered male, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a domestic shorthair Tabby, approximately 1 year old and is looking for a permanent home with a loving individual or family. Gabby is a spayed female just 10 months old. A domestic shorthair, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a calico. Gabby and Rocco can be visited at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, where they are awaiting adoption. The shelter is located at 5079 Alex Harvin Highway (U.S. 301), and it has numerous pets available for adoption. Adoption hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To drop off an animal, call (803) 473-7075 for an appointment. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost a pet, check www.ccanimalcontrol.webs.com and www.ascasmanningsc.doodlekit.com.

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BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com PAXVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Local farmer Hezekiah Gibson, owner of Gibsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm in Paxville, was honored recently at the Fifth National Conference on Grazing Lands in Orlando, Fla. In early March, Gibson, who serves on the Grazing Land Conservation Initiative Advisory Committee Board, was the recipient of GIBSON the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifth National Conference Award for â&#x20AC;&#x153;his exemplary assistance to the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m honored and pleased to receive this award,â&#x20AC;? Gibson said last week from his farm in Paxville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While I was recognized personally with the award, there are a lot of others who worked for this, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m accepting the award for all of us.â&#x20AC;? Gibson was presented with the award by Bob Drake, chairman of the National Grazing Land Conservation Initiative. Those attending the conference included producers, consumers, government agency officials, conservationists, environmentalists, urban-based resource interests, grazing land managers, landowners and a host of other individuals. The conference is organized into four areas: Western Grazing Lands, Central Grazing Lands, Eastern Grazing

Lands and Dairy Grazing Land Management. It provides farmers and many others a forum for discussions during which they can exchange information and share technology transfer. The program also allows for the identification of research and program needs and the marketing of products, services and other benefits for those with interests in grazing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve traveled all across the nation looking at different types of grazing lands, but I believe that the civil pasture lands fits us here in South Carolina to a T,â&#x20AC;? Gibson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be working toward getting the information out throughout the state.â&#x20AC;? Also chief executive of United Farmers USA, Gibson was appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve on the USDA Farm Services Agency County Committee for Clarendon. According to Vilsack, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For decades county committees have played a critical role in delivering important federal farm programs to citizens of rural communities across our nation. By strengthening county committees so that they fully represent the ethnic, racial and gender segments with the counties they serve, we are helping to ensure that these governing bodies play a vital and relevant role well into the future,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m honored to have been selected by Tom Vilsack to serve on this committee,â&#x20AC;? Gibson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to represent our county.â&#x20AC;?

MPS from Page C1 (read-aloud, vocabulary and fluency-building programs) and healthy choices. The program is very strict about the time the children are picked up from the school. Parents are expected to pick their children up at 5:15 p.m. sharp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their parents can be late three times and then that student is out of the program,â&#x20AC;? Avant said.

Twine and Avant talked with the parents about the goals of the program. And an incentive is offered that works well to keep students focused and on a task. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have what we call the â&#x20AC;&#x153;buckâ&#x20AC;? store,â&#x20AC;? Twine told the attendees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Friday students get to go to the Buck Store and shop with the bucks theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned that week. This

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The northwest corner of Brooks and Mill streets no longer looks the same. On March 28, it took a demolition crew less than an hour to bring down the exterior walls of the old Clarendon County Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. The corner was purchased by the First Baptist Church. Plans for the corner have not been finalized.

Lions walk for sight BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mother Nature was roaring March 25 as the Manning Lions Club stepped out for the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Walk for Sight. The temperatures were in the 40s, with a brisk, biting wind as the Lions Club members left the Clarendon County Museum at Keitt and Brooks streets for the walk to Rigby and Brooks streets and then back to the museum. Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson participated in the walk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This walk is to help bring about an awareness of how important sight is,â&#x20AC;? Gail Mathis, a member of the Manning Lions Club, said prior to the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As members of the Lions Club, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud to be able to help those who apply for our aid. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sorry that we

is part of our Behavior Modification Program.â&#x20AC;? Throughout the program, students wear a Bucksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; card around their necks. For each time a student misbehaves he gets his card punched. They only have five stars on the card. They have four opportunities to get things right, Twine told the audience. Once a student receives the fifth punch, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be going to the store that week. Twine said the store

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The Manning Lions Club stepped out March 25 for Walk for Sight. Members of the Manning Lions Club and Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson participated in the event.

canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help everyone, but we just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the money.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the walk, the Manning club volunteers at local health fairs for eye screenings, and it considers applications for eye surgeries and new eyeglasses.

is always in need of items for the children to buy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anyone would like to make a donation to the store, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d certainly appreciate it,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any small items or big items â&#x20AC;&#x201D; anything the students would be interested in buying.â&#x20AC;? Along with adult hall and cafeteria monitors, the program has student monitors, Twine added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students are more assertive than the adults,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They

Worldwide, the Lions Club has helped save the sight of millions of people, both adults and children. Lions Clubs from throughout the United States participated in the annual walk. This was the first walk for the Manning club. The Lions followed the walk with one of the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two monthly meetings. Brandi Wheeler, a member of the club and owner of the Manning Restaurant, said she had plenty of hot coffee ready when her fellow club members walked in the door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would have loved to have participated in the walk,â&#x20AC;? Wheeler said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but someone had to keep the food and coffee hot.â&#x20AC;? For more information on how you can support the Manning Lions Club, contact any Manning Lions Club member.

mean business.â&#x20AC;? As part of Family Night, students performed a skit using skills theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned from the RAvFL program. Every Monday, the Mad Scientist visits the school and demonstrates various science projects for the students. At Family Night, the Mad Scientist showed the students and their parents what dry ice can do when mixed with other items including hot and cold water.

As the children and parents were leaving the event, Avant thanked each attendee for coming as he handed them a copy of the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March 2013 newsletter that includes a calendar, what the program has to offer and a page of pictures showing the students in a classroom and dance setting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The program is working,â&#x20AC;? he said with a big smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their scores are going up. That is great news.â&#x20AC;?

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GARDNER from Page C1 on wildlife/nature photography and videography, his talents are also called on nationwide for commercial work. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an award-winning photographer with more than 30,000 images published in magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, television shows and numerous stock projects all across the world. Recently, Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work has caught the eye of publications including National Geographic, Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest, the University of CaliforniaBook Division and Chicago Wilderness Magazine. He also works as cinematographer for Bobby Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s television series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncharted Waters.â&#x20AC;? In May, Gardner will produce a whitewater rafting show called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Water America.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be shot on rivers and streams all across the United States,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gardner said he has a small crew that puts the shows together, including his lifelong friend David Ragin who is Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief camera operator and Paula Fleming of Manning, his chief editor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do this without them,â&#x20AC;? Gardner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a huge asset to the program. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re professional and they know their craft well. Each one of them brings their own individual personality to the programs.â&#x20AC;? Gardner himself wears a variety of hats, as host, producer, director, cameraman, and editor, in addition to managing every trip his business takes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a labor of love,â&#x20AC;? he said last week from his studios in Manning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to get rich doing this.â&#x20AC;? Having a small yet talented crew allows Gardner to be extremely mobile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can move quickly,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some opportunities only last a few moments and you have to be ready for them.â&#x20AC;? Ragin, who accompanies Gardner on most of

his trips, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trade jobs for nothing in the world. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a cohesive group and we get along so well. This is truly one heck of a job.â&#x20AC;? While Gardner and his crew love their job, it can be grueling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wildlife are not always tolerant of us taking their pictures,â&#x20AC;? he said. But, he said, the hardest part is being away from his wife and children. One late night shortly before Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, for example, Gardner and his crew were en route from one location to another hoping to get that â&#x20AC;&#x153;just right shot,â&#x20AC;? when his young daughter called. In the video of the call, Gardner looks totally dejected as he talks to his daughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daddy will be home soon,â&#x20AC;? he told her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daddy loves you. Nightnight.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really tough,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m away for several weeks at a time.â&#x20AC;? The weather, terrain and the wildlife add more strain to an already stressful job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up at 4:30 or 5 a.m. and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to bed until midnight or 1 a.m.,â&#x20AC;? Gardner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During that time, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on getting permits and hoping for good weather and an abundance of wildlife.â&#x20AC;? Planning a show can also be difficult. Sometimes the theme of the show is changed in midstream because the crew canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the wildlife or the weather is bad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever happens, you have to make the show happen,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to be able to change directions and come up with something else.â&#x20AC;? Like Ragin, Gardner wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change his choice of profession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best job in the world,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel the stress. There is a tremendous amount of work, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not glamorous by any means. You have to deal with flies, gnats, snakes, alligators, mosquitoes and temperatures that range from

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below zero to the triple digits. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very rewarding, but it is also mentally and physically taxing as well.â&#x20AC;? What does season four hold in store for its viewers? Gardner filmed an entire show on aerial photography in the wilds of Alaska, and in one show, his pilot flies him down into the crater of a volcano. Another show filmed in the Bad Lands of Wyoming, has Gardner and his crew braving the bitterly cold 2-degree temperatures with snow and winds of 40 mph to capture footage of Big Horn sheep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The winds were so strong that it blew one of our cameras away and totally destroyed it,â&#x20AC;? Gardner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lost a camera.â&#x20AC;? A bush pilot landed on a beach in Alaska during a torrential rain storm so Gardner and his crew could get close shots of Pacific walrus and grizzly bears. Gardner said you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t flown if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t flown over snowcapped mountains with the door to the plane removed and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sitting there with one leg on the planeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wing wearing a single lap seat belt. Wildlife photography

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fore daylight and then climbed down after dark,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got one shot. It was an unbelievable shot.â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;bucket list?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to shoot musk ox on the Arctic in the winter,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Why? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Number 1, you never see pictures of a musk ox. Number 2, there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t many left. Number 3 the history of it,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gardner said he seems to subconsciously gravitate to remote and difficult shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is something about really rugged terrain that I find intriguing,â&#x20AC;? he said. Although Gardner has ventured to South America and floated down the Amazon River, he prefers photographing subjects in the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to show people that they can stay in the United States and shoot some of the most wonderful wildlife and natural habitats,â&#x20AC;? he said. The first episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Photo Adventures,â&#x20AC;? which shows nesting shorebirds in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, kicks off its fourth season locally at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on ETV and will premier its fourth season digitally on The South Carolina Channel at 10:30 p.m. April 9 and at 5:30 p.m. April 13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wrap,â&#x20AC;? Gardner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got to go home.â&#x20AC;?

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FAIR HOUSING RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the City of Manning desires to encourage equal opportunity housing to all its citizens, and WHEREAS, to insure fair housing opportunitis for all its citizens, the City of Manning has passed a Fair Housing Ordinance, and WHEREAS, the City of Manning further wishes to bring to the attention of its citizens its concern that all its citizens are informed and aware of their rights under the State of South Carolina Fair Housing Law of 1989, and WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to encourage realtors, churches and other civic organizations to be aware and sensitive to the needs of all citizens of Manning in regard to their rights and housing opportunities. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MANNING PROCLAIMS APRIL AS FAIR HOUSING MONTH IN THE CITY OF MANNING. DONE AND ADOPTED this 18th of March , 2013, by Manning City Council duly assembled.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ST. PETERS MASONIC LODGE FISH DINNER

dent Elease Fulton at (803) 478-2939.

The St. Peters Masonic Lodge Fish Dinner fundraiser will be held from 1-7 p.m. April 5 at the lodge on East Boyce Street across from John Deere. Tickets are $6, eat in or take out. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Funds raised will be used for the lodgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building fund and charities it supports. For more information, contact Frank Farina at (803) 478-9843.

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP

ANNUAL HARAMBEE BREAKFAST

The National Council of Negro Women Clarendon Section will host its 22nd Annual Harambee Breakfast at 9 a.m. April 6 at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church in Summerton. The guest speaker is the Rev. Carolyn E. Brailsford, ordained minister and wife of the Rev. Dr. Ronnie E. Brailsford, a Summerton native and Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch High School graduate. Together they are team ministers at Historic Bethel AME Church in Columbia. The donation is $10. For more information, call Presi-

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation is hosting a Financial Literacy Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 at the Clarendon County Council of Aging building located at 206 S. Church St. The workshop is a requirement for all those who are interested in the Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program that will enable them to purchase a home. Lunch will be on your own. Participants are asked to call the CDC office at (803) 435-6639 and leave your name and telephone number before 4 p.m. April 8, if you are interested in attending the workshop. SATURDAY WITH THE MAYOR

Manning Mayor Julia Nelson will make herself available to citizens and business owners of the City of Manning 2013 from 9-11 a.m. on April 13, at City Hall to provide an opportunity for the public to express their concerns and

ideas regarding the City of Manning. Those wishing to schedule an appointment with Mayor Nelson should contact Daun Davis at 803-435-8477, ext. 121 by 5 p.m. April 12. Citizens with appointments should enter the City Hall at the N. Mill Street entrance. CLARENDON 2 PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABLING CONDITIONS

Clarendon School District 2 provides programs or is planning programs/services for children with disabling conditions: mental, hearing, visual, orthopedic, speech/language, learning, emotional, developmentally delayed (preschoolers), traumatic brain injury and autism. Should you be aware of children in need of services, contact the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Special Services at (803) 435-8326 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All names will remain confidential. A screening clinic will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 15 at Manning Early Childhood Center. Call (803) 435-8326 for an appointment.

MANNING LIONS CLUB ANNUAL FISH FRY

The Manning Lions Club Annual Fish Fry will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Manning Elementary School Cafeteria (at the rear of the school), 311 West Boyce St. in Manning. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12. Children under the age of 4 are free. Tickets are available from any Lions member, the Manning Restaurant, the Dental Office of Langston and Coffey or at the door. SANTEE COOPER OPEN TEAM FISHING TOURNAMENT

The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce and Santee Cooper in connection with the Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival are sponsoring a one-day fishing tournament on April 27 at John C. Land III Landing and Sport Fishing Facility. First place wins $5,000 guaranteed. The entry fee is $150 plus optional big fish. For more information, contact the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 435-4405 or email chamber@clarendoncounty.com

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A 39-year-old Manning woman told police that someone stole a push lawn mower valued at $100 from under the carport of her home on Thames Street between noon March 11 and 5 p.m. March 18. A 69-year-old Summerton man told deputies that someone stole an air conditioning unit, valued at $3,500, from a home on Washington Street between 9 a.m.

Interstate 95 between 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 3:15 p.m. GUN STOLEN March 21. The woman A 39-year-old Manning told deputies that she was man told police that going to Florida on Jan. 6 someone stole his hand- when her car broke down gun from his business on on the Interstate. She said South Church Street beshe was unsure of the lotween 3:15 and 4:45 p.m. cation, but she did know March 20. The gun, a Tau- she had not driven over rus .40 caliber handgun, the lake. Dispatch was valued at $300. checked all tow logs with VEHICLE THEFT no record of her car being A 68-year-old Kingtowed. stree woman told depuA 48-year-old Manning ties that her car, valued at man told deputies that $7,000, was missing off someone stole his vehicle, March 15 and 1 p.m. March 20.

PASTIDES from Page C1 about and teach Greek cooking goes much deeper than simply taste. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After 30 years in public health, I firmly believe that we can arrest obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease by leading more healthful lives,â&#x20AC;? she wrote in her preface. Moore-Pastides encourages daily exercise, eating a traditional Greek diet and choosing not to smoke. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good news is that, with a Mediterranean diet, you can love to eat, feel great, and not feel the least bit deprived.â&#x20AC;? Throughout her book, Moore-Pastides shares

research and statistics on the merits of following a Mediterranean diet. Her 220-page book includes 87 Greek recipes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take 87 ambrosial recipes designed for the needs and appetites of everyday cooks, leaven with delectable anecdotes about the Greek lifestyle, then pepper with revealing scientific insight, and the result is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Greek Revival: Cooking for Life,â&#x20AC;? reads the preface. The book is also laden with stories from her days spent in Greece and Cyprus. At home on USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Horseshoe, Moore-Pastides teaches Mediterranean cooking

classes at Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking!, an interactive community cooking program offered by USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer Prevention and Control Program. With a master of public health degree from Yale University, she has served as di-

mentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front door. A necklace valued at $285 was reported missing. A 31-year-old Summerton man told deputies that someone broke into his home on Panola Road in Summerton between 10 p.m. March 23 BURGLARY and 10:21 a.m. March 24 A 20-year-old Manning and stole a bed valued at man told deputies that $450. someone broke into his A 72-year-old Manning apartment on Raccoon man told deputies that Road in Manning besomeone broke into his tween 2:30 a.m. March 23 tool shed near his resiby forcing open the apart- dence on Stone Road be-

tween 3:40 and 4:04 p.m. March 25. Missing was an Ariens 40-inch zero turn rider mower, valued at $3,000. A 27-year-old Manning man told deputies that someone broke into his residence on Arlen Road between 5 p.m. March 26 and 1:26 p.m. March and stole jewelry, valued at $700; $200 in coins; $20 worth of baby food; a television valued at $700; a laptop valued at S200; and $30 worth of drugs.

rector and planner for several healthcare and wellness organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Greek Revivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Moore-Pastides happily eliminates the frustration and deprivation so often associated with dieting and gives us instead a

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valued at $16,000, that was parked outside his home on Wadell Street between 8:30 March 23 and 10:30 March 24. A generator, valued at $150, was also missing along with miscellaneous tools, valued at $499.

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THE DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

Girlfriend’s big breasts do not interest boyfriend

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dear abby

EAR ABBY — sometimes affects your Before we met, sexual performance. my girlfriend Explain that if she got large breast imthinks her breasts are plants. I think they’re a what have kept you interrible turn-off, but I terested, it’s not the don’t know how to tell case. At some point, her. Should I try to one or more of her imoverlook this because I plants may need to be love her, or can I replaced, and tell her the truth she might opt for about why our smaller ones. love life is sometimes not so hot? DEAR ABBY I have known her — Is it proper to long enough that tip your tattoo the next step is artist or piercer? Abigail marriage — or They provide a VAN BUREN nothing. service, just as a She walks hairdresser around the would. I have house bare-chested and never seen this adobviously thinks I find dressed before. Your her breasts a big turninput would be helpful. on. I have faked it for CURIOUS IN five years. What should UPSTATE NEW YORK I do? NOT THAT EXCITDEAR CURIOUS — ED IN COLORADO Tattoos and piercings are considered works of DEAR NOT THAT art, and it’s not unusual EXCITED — Your letter for a customer to presis a lesson about the ent the artist with a gradanger of “faking it.” tuity commensurate Level with your girlwith the degree of satisfriend, but without faction the person feels using the words “terriwith the results, the ble” and “turn-off.” Tell time it took to create it her you love her, but and the intricacy of the while many men find design. In lieu of large breasts to be a money, sometimes gifts turn-on, you actually such as art books, spiriprefer smaller ones — tual artifacts or jewelry to the degree that it are given to the artist.

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April 2, 2013