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hen Sharon came into the office where I worked, I steeled myself for an offbeat encounter. Wearing a tattered men’s flannel shirt, she had obviously been living on the street for a couple of weeks. I mentally took inventory of my wallet, noting a few spare singles, should she ask. But it wasn’t money she asked for. She needed advice. After a few minutes, I knew Sharon’s story: the falling out she had with her son in Florida and being laid off from her job as a technician for a medical supply company. At the end, I hugged her, not knowing whether I helped. Although many of us in the faith community claim to worship one God, most of us secretly worship two idols: the gods of comfort and convenience. If you are like me, you’ve fashioned yourself a fairly respectable life, filled with creature comforts, and have rid it of people who do not share your way of life. When we do reach out to others in dire circumstances, we like to keep them at arm’s length. Never was this truth as apparent as when I realized it about myself just a few weeks ago. I was sitting with a group of friends, trying to identify a cause to which to allocate some funds we’d recently raised. We belabored the prospects of benefiting our usual choices: the children’s home, the homeless ministry or the domestic violence shelter. They are easy targets and often the beneficiaries of small groups and churches across the county. We chose and sent our money accordingly, thus ending our transaction with the group. There, neatly packaged in a single envelope, was the entire contribution of our mission work. Afterward I couldn’t help but feel as though I had cheated. It was the feeling of work only half done. I didn’t know the people I gave money to, I hardly had been around them because my daily life didn’t include the people who were in their situation. I remember feeling better about the interaction with Sharon than I did blindly giving my money to a cause. The problem is that the people who need the most help aren’t organized. They don’t have a 501(c)3 status or marketing campaigns

BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com A 78-year-old woman who law enforcement said was being neglected in filthy conditions has died, and her husband has been accused of contributing to her death. Isaac Wilson, 74, of 74 Wilson St., was arrested Monday and his initial charges upgraded to neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death.

On March 15, Wilson reportedly called Emergency Medical Services because his wife, Louise Wilson, was unconscious at the home. First responders noted that Louise Wilson showed signs of being malnourished and apparentWILSON ly had not been moved from the bed in some time. The home was also reportedly so filled with “trash” that

paramedics had difficulty getting their equipment inside to treat her. The suspect was charged the same day with neglect of a vulnerable adult. Reports indicate he initially told sheriff’s deputies they couldn’t enter the house “until he cleaned up,” according to the arrest report. On March 22, Louise Wilson died as a result of her neglected SEE ARREST, PAGE A8

GET SOME DIRT ON YOUR HANDS LEFT: Juliet Keenan, 6, spends a mild spring afternoon on Tuesday playing in the sand at Dillon Park with sister Jenna, 8, while their mother, Crystal, watched from a bench nearby. BELOW: Katie Jones said her 20-month-old daughter, Karsen, loves the slide.

RIGHT: Jenna Keenan, 8, thought playing in the sand would be a perfect way to spend a nice spring day. PHOTOS BY ROBERT J. BAKER / THE ITEM

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City has 3 months to close budget gap of just under $1M BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Sumter started its annual quest to balance the city’s finances Tuesday with balances already projected for

most of its budget funds. Everything from the city’s $52,000 victims assistance fund to its $20 million fund for water and sewer services show projected expenditures matching expected

revenues. The only obstacle members of city council will face during the next three months of work on the 2013-14 budget is the general fund — the largest — which faces an initial deficit

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of just under $1 million. The proposed budget for the next fiscal year presented at Tuesday’s council meeting projects total revenue of $55,379,238 against expenditures of $56,308,719.

In the general fund, the city projects revenue of $31,417,434 for the year but expenditure of $32,346,915 — a deficit of $929,481, or 3 SEE BUDGET, PAGE A4

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Operation Inasmuch gears up for day of service “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” — Matthew 25:40, The Bible, King James Version BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com Fourteen churches in Sumter will be gearing up for a single day of volunteer work during the next few weeks. April 27 will mark the second year a collective group of local churches have participated in an Operation Inasmuch and the fifth year for Alice Drive Baptist. “We do whatever we can to help people and make them aware the churches in the area are supporting them,” said Myra Yeatts, the coordinator for Alice Drive. Operation Inasmuch is a national, nonprofit that trains and equips church leadership to “move more congregants out of the sanctuary seats and into the streets to serve the neediest in their communities,” states the organization’s

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Civilian furlough days not as many as expected COLUMBIA — The U.S. Department of Defense has shaved eight days from the 22 furlough days it expects the nation’s civilian workers to take by the end of the year. In addition, the beginning of those furloughs could be delayed from this month to mid- to late June, the American Forces Press Service, the media arm of the Defense Department reported. Sumter has about 1,400 civilians who would be affected. Fewer furlough days would, in turn, mean the local economy would take less of a hit, according to The (Columbia) State. A 22-day furlough would have reduced spending by civilian workers at Sumter’s Shaw Air Force Base and Fort Jackson in Columbia on gas, food, entertainment and other items by $22.2 million. A 14-day furlough would cut that spending by about $14.3 million, the newspaper reported. Read more at http:// www.thestate. com/2013/04/01/2703763/ fort-jackson-shaw-air-forcebace.html#storylink=cpy

Prayer for educators set for Saturday A prayer for educators will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Rev. Diane Hodgson at dianehodgson24@yahoo.com or (803) 316-3217.

CHURCHES SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE Aldersgate United Methodist Church Alice Drive Baptist Church First Baptist Church Sumter Bethel Baptist Church First Church of God Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church New Life Church Northside Memorial Baptist Church website, operationinasmuch. org. It began in 1995 when more than half of the congregation of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., conducted a single day of service. Now more than 1,600 churches in 21 states and three foreign countries have joined “the Compassion Revolution,” the website states.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Christ Community Church Dalzell United Methodist Church Grace Baptist Church Immanuel Lutheran Church Trinity United Methodist Church For more information, contact Joel Singletary, state Operation Inasmuch coordinator, by calling Alice Drive Baptist Church at (803) 905-5200. Twenty churches have been trained in Sumter, said Joel Singletary, the state coordinator for Operation Inasmuch. Some congregations had scheduling conflicts and will conduct service projects at a later date, he said. The single day of service makes people more aware of volunteer possibilities in the community, and afterwards,

more than half want to volunteer again, Singletary said. “I was asked three years ago to get involved, and it got me fired up,” Yeatts said. “It gave me a purpose, and I’ve really enjoyed my service.” Last year, Alice Drive Baptist had 500 people participate, said Condy Richardson, outreach pastor for Alice Drive. This year they are hoping for 700, Yeatts said. Following training, churches can expect 60 to 75 percent of their Sunday attendance to participate in an Operation Inasmuch service day, Singletary said, and planning the day of service takes 12 to 14 weeks. They work with groups such as United Ministries, Sumter Senior Services and Meals on Wheels to create a list of projects. For example, one team will go to The Advocacy Center: Sumter’s Pregnancy and Parenting Resource to do yard work and create a baby store. Another will give out children’s clothing or sell them at minimal prices at the Birnie HOPE Center. The public can also help.

People wearing Operation Inasmuch shirts will collect food for United Ministries at grocery stores. “Last year, we gathered enough to fill a tractor-trailer worth of food and serve more than 1,800 people for several days,” Singletary said. Three block parties will also be held with free activities and refreshments in the Cherryvale, Crosswell and Memorial Park communities, Yeatts said. These projects help break down barriers, Richardson said, and Singletary agreed. “We like to use the three ‘inters’ — interdenominational, intergenerational and interracial,” he said. Churches can also use this as a chance to do something special with an existing ministry, Singletary said, such as taking plants to homebound individuals already being visited. “We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus that day and all days, hopefully,” Yeatts said. For more information, contact Joel Singletary by calling Alice Drive Baptist Church at (803) 905-5200.

Sumter High teacher cadets, Kingsbury help Burnt Gin BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to the Item A group of more than 20 Sumter High School students stood in the lobby of Kingsbury Elementary School around Camp Burnt Gin Director Marie Aimone as she expressed her gratitude for their recent efforts. “Thank you so much for what you’ve done for Camp Burnt Gin,” she said. Just a few feet away was a castle stuffed with supplies raised by a joint effort of the students at Kingsbury and the teacher cadet program at Sumter High School. From March 14-28, both schools stockpiled supplies. Last Thursday, the teacher cadets loaded the supplies into the camp’s vehicle. Kingsbury autism teacher Laura Davis said the summer camp helps provide children with disabilities the opportunity for a fun summer. “A lot of my students go to Camp Burnt Gin,” Davis said. “There is a normalizing there. Everyone has a talent.” The camp serves about 450 campers each summer with varying levels of cognitive and physical disabilities. From June to August the camp gives those with disabilities — ages 7 to 25 — the chance to experience typical summer camp activities like water sports, swimming, arts and crafts and other outdoor activities. Aimone said the support of the schools is crucial to the camp’s success. While the organization does receive state funding, it relies heavily on community support, she said.

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‘A lot of my students go to Camp Burnt Gin. There is a normalizing there. Everyone has a talent.’ Laura Davis, Kingsbury Elementary School autism teacher “It makes a huge difference for us to be able to operate well,” she said. Susan Hilton, Sumter High

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School teacher cadet instructor, said the project fit perfectly into the program’s core goals. “Teacher cadets is a yearlong study of children as they grow and develop,” Hilton said. “This project provided them the opportunity to work with children with special needs.” Senior Haley Miller, 18, was the Sumter High School student to suggest the project to her peers in teacher cadets. Her passion, she said, is to work with special needs students in the future. “They need help just like all human beings do,” she said.

While the cooperative effort yielded essential supplies like bottled water, baby wipes and craft supplies, it also included swim goggles, a particular favorite of campers. “Even if they don’t go under water, they want them,” Aimone said. The camp serves about 450 campers each summer with varying levels of cognitive and physical disabilities. From June to August the camp gives those with disabilities — ages 7 to 25 — the chance to experience typical summer camp activities like water sports, swimming, arts and crafts and other outdoor activities.

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The Ibile Drummers provide the beat for the Sankofa Connection Cultural Festival. Ibile Dancers will teach some authentic moves during Saturday’s event at Mt. Pisgah AME Church at Washington and Bartlette streets. The 11 a.m.-5 p.m. festival is free to the public and offers entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits and more.

Ibile drummers, dancers to perform on Saturday BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com The Ibile Drummers and Dancers will be featured Saturday when Sumter’s Sankofa Connection presents its 7th Annual Cultural Festival from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. at Mount Pisgah AME Church. The organization’s founder and the festival’s presenter and coordinator, Natalie Williams, said the group is a mainstay of the festival that grows larger each year. “We hold the festival to ‘promote cultural awareness and stimulate historical learning,’ which is our mission statement,” she said,

adding that the word “sankofa” means “remembering the past to build the future.” A highlight of the festival that honors many cultures, with an emphasis on African heritage, will be the presentation of the African queens, Nefertiti (Egypt); Tiye (Egypt); the Candaces of Jerusalem, who ruled for 700 years and brought Christianity to Africa; Nzingha (Angola), Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh of Egypt; and Makeda, the queen of Sheba mentioned in The Song of Solomon, all in authentic costume from their periods. In addition to Ibile’s

African drumming and dancing, singing and other entertainment, demonstrations and exhibits will be featured, and vendors will offer a variety of merchandise and food. Learn Swahili words and phrases from Williams and some authentic African dance moves from the Ibile Dancers. The festival will be held on the grounds of Mount Pisgah at the corner of Washington and Bartlette streets. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information or to learn how to become a part of the festival call (803) 4060832.

Red Cross partners with Big DM, Hot 103.9 for Sumter blood drive The American Red Cross invites area residents to give the gift of life at the Big DM and Hot 103.9 blood drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 11, at the Red Cross Sumter Donation Center, 1155 N. Guignard Drive. All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt and be automatically entered in a drawing for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Just 3% do. Will you?” promotion. Presenting donors will also be treated to free pizza from Little Caesar’s, while supplies last. On-air personalities from The Big DM and Hot 103.9 will be broadcasting from the center

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Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don’t accurately project their income. President Obama’s new health care law will offer subsidies to help people buy private health insurance on state-based exchanges if they don’t already get coverage through their employers. The subsidies are based on income. The lower your income, the bigger the subsidy. But the government doesn’t know how much money you’re going to make next year. And when you apply for the subsidy, this fall, it won’t even know how much you’re making this year. So, unless you tell the

government otherwise, it will rely on the best information it has: your 2012 tax return, filed this spring. What happens if you or

BUDGET from Page A1 percent of the general fund. State law requires the city to balance its budget before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Last year, the city’s initial proposed budget showed a deficit of $832,609 before the city made cuts and eventually approved a $54.7 million budget for the current fiscal year. City Manager Deron McCormick told council they and city staff will have to work to reduce that number but stressed a deficit in the initial budget proposal that’s put together by

various department heads almost always shows a deficit before it is finalized. “It’s significant but not unusual,� he said, noting that only a week before, the budget had a bigger deficit of $3.5 million before staff started the initial work of reducing it. General funds include expenditures for operation of most city departments, including police (budgeted for $8,276,168), fire ($6,052,067), sanitation ($3,422,580) and public works ($41,467,946). McCormick said staff

your spouse gets a raise and your family income goes up in 2014? You could end up with a bigger subsidy than you are entitled to. If that

and council members will have to look at the best way to close that $929,000 gap while maintaining the city’s current level of services. “We look at what we can do this year and what we can push off, what we can buy and what we can finance,� he said. “How can we provide stellar service at the cheapest possible cost?� The water and sewer fund is balanced at $20,657,200; the local hospitality fund at an even $2 million; the storm water fund at $514,420; the local accommodations fund for $408,000; the TIF (tax increment financing) fund at $330,000; and

happens, the law says you have to pay back at least part of the money when you file your tax return in the spring of 2015. That could result in smaller tax refunds or surprise tax bills for millions of middleincome families. “That’s scary,� said Joan Baird of Springfield, Va. “I had no idea, and I work in health care.� Baird, a health care information management worker, is far from alone. Health care providers, advocates and tax experts said the vast majority of Americans know very little about the new health care law, let alone the kind of detailed information many will need to navigate its system of subsidies and penalties. “They know it’s out there,� said Mark Cummings, who manages the H&R Block office where Baird was getting

the victims assistance fund at $52,184. Council tentatively agreed to hold its first

her own taxes done. “But in general, they don’t know anything about it.� A draft of the application for insurance asks people to project their 2014 income if their current income is not steady or if they expect it to change. The application runs 15 pages for a three-person family, but nowhere does it warn people that they may have to repay part of the subsidy if their income increases. “I think this will be the hardest thing for members of the public to understand because it is a novel aspect of this tax credit,� said Catherine Livingston, who recently served as health care counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. “I can’t think of what else they do in the tax system currently that works that way.� Livingston is now a partner in the Washington office of the law firm Jones Day.

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Two students from Sumter County, who now attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities — Lizzy Gaydos, back row fourth from left, and Markell Singleton, back row sixth from left — are state qualifiers in the National History Day competition. Gaydos was selected for her group website, “Millerites,� and Singleton was chosen for his individual performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.� They, along with other state qualifiers, will present their history projects at the State National History Day competition on April 13 in Lake City.

Members of Bates Middle School Student Council, from left, Kareem Lawson, Tae Choice, Benjamin Ibe and Jared Johnson, show off their Gold Honor Council Awards for achievement given to the council at the annual South Carolina Association of Student Councils Conference earlier in March. This recognition is given to councils that meet objectives set by the association. The criteria call for students to plan and implement activities that show leadership, recognition of students and teachers, school spirit and community involvement. Bates was also awarded two projects of the year awards in the middle school level. The council received awards for leadership for the assembly “Fearless Schools,� a program that taught students how to handle bullying situations. The second award was in the area of community involvement. Council sponsors a program titled, “Paint Bates Pink,� in which the students raised money to donate for cancer research.

POLICE BLOTTER ATTEMPTED MURDER, NONNEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER

A 28-year-old man and his 7-year-old son were reportedly returning home from a barbecue about 8 p.m. Saturday when the father encountered a suspect in the 800 block of Webb Street, who argued with him over his girlfriend and mother of his child. The suspect pulled out a small revolver and shot twice in the air, the victim stated. The man took his son home, and when close to his residence, said the suspect fired “five to six shots.� Officers later found some 9mm shell casings. STOLEN PROPERTY

A black 32-inch LCD flatscreen TV valued at $400 and a Sony Playstation 3 game system valued at $300 was reported stolen from a resident in the third block of Harrison Street between 1:45 and 2:50 a.m. Friday. A brown with blue polka dots jewelry box was reported taken from a residence in the 900 block of East Fulton Street between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 24.

Reports state it contained the following: at least $500 in costume jewelry, a gold bracelet valued at $500, an emerald and diamond ring valued at $5,200, a ruby heart ring valued at $400, topaz and gold ring valued at $400, a brown and gold bracelet valued at $300, a Michael Kors watch valued at $300, silver watch with pearl face and diamonds valued at $500, a gold ring valued at $400, a silver monogram necklace valued at $675, a diamond necklace with platinum charms valued at $1,000, and a gold monogram flat chain valued at $1,500. A black Sharp 60-inch LED TV valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from the 500 block of South Pike Road East between noon and 4:32 p.m. Thursday (March 28). About $100 worth of electrical wiring was reported stolen from the interior walls of a home under construction in the 3000 block of Brittany Road, Wedgefield, at 12:49 p.m. Saturday. Two old cast iron planters valued at $500 were reported stolen from a property in the

| 6000 bock of Harvest Road, Rembert, at 1:12 p.m. Saturday. The subject also caused an estimated $100 worth of damage to the metal gate. A 52-inch Samsung TV valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from a home in the 4000 block of Whitney Drive at 12:02 a.m. Sunday. A 42-inch Vizio flatscreen TV valued at $350, a 37-inch Vizio flat screen TV (value not given), a Dell laptop computer valued at $300 and an undetermined amount of silver coins and gold jewelry were reported stolen from a home in the 2000 block of Tindal Road at 4:49 p.m. Sunday. A window was also reported broken causing about $150 damage. A seven diamond cluster 10-karat ring valued at $1,450 and a three diamond gold ring with a cross valued at $400 were reported stolen from the 400 block of Pack Road at 11:29 p.m. Sunday. A 50-inch flatscreen plasma TV valued at $550, an Xbox 360 with Kinect valued at $100, six Xbox video games

valued at $150 and a “Walking Dead� Xbox360 rental video game valued at $60 were reported taken from a 1000 River Birch Drivefor 10:35 p.m. Sunday. DAMAGED PROPERTY

An office in the 6000 block of Poinsett Park Road, Wedgefield, was reported as “burglarized and ransacked� at 8:47 a.m. Saturday. Three sets of French doors sustained $1,500 in damage, two glass displays tops were broken for an estimated $500 in damage, a computer cabinet was broken at an estimated $500 damage and several pieces of merchandise sustained an estimated $300 in damage. CHARGES

Lydell E. Nickens, 42, of 925 Mordred St., was charged with criminal domestic violence for an incident that occurred about 5 p.m. March 28. Dequan Turell Dwyer, 19, of 1055 Habitat Drive, is charged with grand larceny. He was arrested last Wednesday pursuant to a warrant issued Jan. 2 that alleges the suspect and co-de-

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rofessor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri’s Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is “Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students.” It’s a 662-page textbook covering a range of topics from multiculturalism and home and family influences to student testing and school Walter disciWILLIAMS pline. There’s no way full justice can be given to this excellent work in the space of this column, so I’ll highlight a few valuable insights he makes that would help educators do a better job with minority students. Quack multiculturalism is the name Frisby gives to the vision of multiculturalism that promotes the falsehoods and distortions that dominate today’s college agenda, sold under various names such as “valuing diversity,” “being sensitive to cultural differences” and “cultural competence.” He identifies different brands of multiculturalism such as boutique, Kumbayah, light-and-fluffy, and bean-counting multiculturalism. Insider language used to promote multiculturalism includes terms such as “practice tolerance,” “celebrate diversity,” “equity with excellence” and “differences are not deficits.” Escalating costs and budget crunches don’t stop colleges from hiring vice presidents, deans and directors of diversity. Multiculturalism teaches that one set of cultural values is equal to another. That means if black students talk, dress and comport themselves in a certain way, to criticize them is merely cultural imperialism. Frisby cites college textbooks that teach: “Racism is what people do, regardless of what they think or feel” and “Institutional racism is characterized by practices or policies that systematically limit opportunities for people who historically have been characterized as psychologically, intellectually, or physically deficient” and “One can view the clock as a tool of racism that the monochromic dominant society uses to regulate subordinate groups.” All of this boils down to teaching undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the fields of psychology and education to be non-critical and feel sympathy for blacks and other minorities. I might add that such sympathy doesn’t extend

to Japanese, Chinese and Jews, who are even more of a minority. Frisby gives many examples of multicultural lunacy. One particularly egregious one was the 12th annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) held in 2011 in Minneapolis, Minn., and sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity. The WPC is “built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.” Among the 150 workshops offered during the conference were “Making Your School or Classroom a Force for Eliminating Racism,” Helping NonWhite Students Survive Academia — The Pinnacle of White Dominance” and “Uprooting Christian Hegemony.” This vision of the mission of education might help to explain why students, particularly minority students, emerge from high school and college with little reading, writing and thinking ability. Frisby turns his attention to school discipline and criminal behavior. He discusses the atmosphere at one New York school, which is by no means unique among schools. Teachers experience being pushed, shoved and spit upon by students. A male teacher transferred to another school after a student threatened to rape his wife. In this kind of atmosphere, should anyone be surprised that only 3 percent of the students were at grade level in English and only 9 percent in math? The fundamental problem crippling lowincome minority students is school behavioral disorder. Its visible manifestations are graffiti, broken and vandalized furniture, fights, sexual activity, drug use in the bathrooms and rowdy behavior. Frisby says we should tell students exactly how to behave and tolerate no disorder. That’s not rocket science, except for today’s liberal establishment who run our schools and colleges. You say, “Williams, what Frisby says simply reflects the insensitivity of privileged white people.” But what if I told you that Professor Craig Frisby is a black professor at the University of Missouri who has a record of fine scholarship? My read of his book is that it supplies more evidence that the actions of soft-minded, guilty white liberals have done far more harm to black people than racists of the past could have ever done. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. © 2013 creators.com

NOTABLE & QUOTABLE Former S.C. Gov. Dick Riley would like to see South Carolina become “a garden of diversity.” Here are excerpts from a recent interview at www.thestate.com/envisionsc, part of the ongoing Envision SC project. Q: How does the world or the rest of the country view South Carolina? A: Most people that know the state love to come here. South Carolina has a very strong reputation for being pro-business. That’s something I support. I want people to say South Carolina is a state that is committed to education and to diversity. Q: In terms of the message that you think we should strive to deliver to the world, is it we are in some ways the state that is leading in our commitment to education and in some ways leading in diversity? A: To me that would be ideal. That touches everything. It touches character. It touches values. It touches competence. It touches all of the other important aspects of life, in my judgment. South Carolina is very interested in religion and spiritual things. ... And that can also be a part of this effort. I would love to see that. We need to get over all of those humps: race, religion, culture, whatever and become one people. And I’d like to see us do that. And do that with education. Q: What are the barriers in your mind to our being able to accomplish these goals with regards to education and diversity? A: The one big barrier is that we’re a conservative state. And I’m a conservative Democrat. We have a difficult time turning loose the past. We perceive that to be a conservative thing, and it can be in many ways looked at as being conservative; not wanting to change. ... I would like to see that change. That’s typical generally of South Carolinians. We love where we are. We love what we’re doing. We love our families. Our communities. But we kind of reach into the past to pull that forward when we should be changing some things. Not everything. A lot of things in the past are great. We have some peaks and we have some valleys. We don’t need to hold on to those valleys to pull us into the future. ••• From “Is There a Doctor in the House?” by Alexander Kazam at www.wsj.com: According to a recently released survey of 613 doctors — taken by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions — 57 percent believe the future of the medical profession is “in jeopardy” as it “loses clinical autonomy” and income. It’s part of what Deloitte calls a “new normal” in the wake of ObamaCare changes that put downward pressure on doctors’ compensation and make it harder for them to run their own practices. Half of all respondents and 68 percent of solo physicians say they “expect their incomes to fall dramatically in the next one to three years.” Six in ten doctors in the survey also say many of their peers are planning to retire earlier than expected. Older doctors are reluctant to invest time, money, and energy navigating the new rules and regulations. Expensive mandates such as electronic medical records are a heavy lift for small offices. Given the obstacle course ahead of them it’s no wonder some are hanging up their stethoscopes. President Obama, who once accused doc-

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tors of ordering frivolous tonsillectomies for financial gain, managed to overlook these economic incentives in his signature health care law. Meanwhile the American Association of Medical Colleges estimates that the U.S. will face a shortage of 62,000 physicians by 2015, growing to more than 130,000 by 2025. That’s a trend that could affect much more than the lifestyles of the rich and credentialed. ••• From “Opening Day, a Ritual of Shared Optimism,” by William Rhoden at www.nytimes.com: Baseball’s opening day is the best day in sports. March Madness may be the best three weeks in sports, but opening day is the most invigorating 24 hours we have. A celebration of new life, a new season, legitimate hope and a clean slate. I’ve followed the same opening day ritual for the last 22 seasons: welcoming in the new day, looking out my bedroom window at the pennants on top of Yankee Stadium, which offer advice about the weather. When the wind blows hard and the flags flap violently, you know to reach for a heavy jacket. On dog days of summer when humidity sucks up all of the oxygen, the flags hang limply and you know to go for the water bottles. This historic patch of Harlem where I live blossoms during the baseball season and especially on opening day, when the influx of pinstripe-wearing fans headed to the game on foot adds flavor to my ever-electric neighborhood. But this Monday was a little different, a little fuller, with the Yankees and the Mets, for the first time, holding dueling openers. ••• And in entertainment news, The Washington Post reports: Frank Sinatra wanted to take out a hit on biographer Kitty Kelley? So claims Paul Anka in his new memoir, and while it’s certainly horrifying, we weren’t sure if it was actually new. We’ve just heard so many Sinatra Behaving Badly stories over the years, it’s hard to keep track. Kitty, was this news to you? “Uh, yeah,” the Washington writer told us Monday. “I had always been told the opposite. That Frank had said, ‘If anything happens to that blankety-blank, I’ll be the first one blamed.’” Kelley’s 1986 unauthorized bio, “His Way,” was so resented by Sinatra (among other shocking claims, Kelley reported that the crooner’s mom ran an illegal abortion service) that he filed a $2 million suit before its release. But would — or could — he have had her whacked? Anka, who shares lurid stories of his time with the Rat Pack, doesn’t offer firsthand evidence, and by his own account, Sinatra’s pull with the mob had evaporated long before the ’80s. And of course, he’s been dead 15 years now. The Item’s “Notable & Quotable” column is compiled by Graham Osteen. Send comments or ideas to graham@theitem.com.

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County Sheriff’s Office, “but this was not a pleasant case to deal with.” Maggie McDonald, the Sumter County director for the Department of Social Services, said her office regularly fields calls about both adults and children who are being neglected or abused but said everyone from the different agencies working on Wilson’s case has described it as “one of the worst they’ve ever seen.” If someone suspects an elderly person or other vulnerable person may be suffering from abuse or neglect, the sheriff’s office encourages them to act on their suspicions and contact either law enforcement or DSS. A social services investigation requires a specific allegation, McDonald said, but law enforcement can perform welfare checks on any individual upon request. DSS operates a 24hour statewide hotline to report neglect cases at (803) 775-2273. Concerned individuals can also try to help out struggling individuals themselves. “If you know an elderly person, you can check on them, make sure they’re OK,” Dailey said. “In this case, they just happened to not have any close family living nearby.” Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 774-1272.

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to showcase their needs. Some need money while others need a friend. For the faith community, it is a call to arms to be more aggressive in reaching people with the love we claim to possess. Before you hit send on that angry email, know that I’m a huge proponent of donating financial resources to organized causes. A monetary gift is a way of showing love, you say. Yes, but it does not constitute the breadth of the needs in Sumter. Beyond the financial needs of most are the spiritual and emotional needs that are often ignored once we sign our checks. After all, when was the last time you spent time with a child in foster care, or had a conversation with a homeless person or held the hand of a woman in the throes of domestic violence? We are working toward an understanding by which people know us by our wallets more than by our love. It is my firm belief that most of our community’s churches have become corner do-gooders who would sooner donate money to a cause than actually form relationships with people and bring them into a loving community. I know this because several years, a church in Sumter surveyed roughly 350 churches in the county for their Easter attendance. The report revealed that just a third of Sumter’s population was

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in church on the day church attendance is at its highest. The mission field is ripe, but we are content to forgo personal interaction even if it means that someone is denied the opportunity to be loved. John 13:35, paraphrased, says that others will know of our faith by our love, not by our wallets. If I believed that enough to take action, I would be up to my elbows in people who are hurting and not just the ones society makes provisions for. The harsh truth is that we’ve become complacent. We are satisfied with our menial efforts to reach out to other people. Our passivity has created a disconnection between the purpose of the church and the reality of how we are perceived as a faithful community. It’s not just the indigent or abused who need our help. It’s the mom with a colicky newborn who needs just an hour to grocery shop in peace. It’s the affluent man who has every material possession he wants but not one true friend. It’s the elderly woman down the street who only complains. Those, along with the needy, the wealthy and everyone in between comprise the whole of our mission field. It won’t be difficult, but it will be inconvenient. It won’t fit in with our schedules. We might have to try something new or take a different route. We’ll miss our favorite television show or be late eating dinner, but in the name of faith we will have made an eternal difference in the life of another.

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Holbrook reflects on Bradley’s rapid rise to majors BY NEIL WHITE The State South Carolina fans already knew how much fun it is to watch Jackie Bradley play baseball. The rest of the nation discovered it Monday afternoon. With a national audience watching on ESPN, the former Gamecock star began his

MLB career playing left field for the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. In Columbia, after USC’s weekend sweep of Texas A&M in a key SEC series, HOLBROOK much of the fan chatter surrounded Bradley’s rapid rise to the majors.

USC coach Chad Holbrook has watched his share of former players at USC and North Carolina get to the majors, but he was surprised at how quickly Bradley made it BRADLEY to Boston. Holbrook, however, never had any doubt that it would hap-

pen. “It didn’t take five minutes of watching him (shag fly balls) in BP to tell that he’s a major league outfielder,” Holbrook said. “Then you watch him throw, then you watch him run the bases, then you watch his plate approach and then you watch what a good teammate he is. You start stacking all these characteris-

tics on top of one another, and what you’ve got one darn, darn good major league-quality baseball player.” After helping lead USC to a pair of national championships — winning the College World Series Most Outstanding Player award in 2010 as a SEE BRADLEY, PAGE B3

Serena rolls to 6-2, 6-3 victory in Charleston BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press

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New Sumter High School head boys basketball coach Jo Jo English, center, talks to the Scott’s Branch girls team during a game at Lamar in February of 2012.

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CHARLESTON — Serena Williams only had three days to make the transition from hard courts to clay, and it showed a few times as she won her opening match at the Family Circle Cup. The world’s No. 1 player beat Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday, losing her serve in her second game and looking uncomfortable when the Italian was able to get Williams running. “It was definitely not great for me. I think I played well, but I wasn’t great footingwise. I was just trying to get my stability,’’ Williams said. Williams avoided a rash of upsets at the first clay court tournament of the season. Three of the top seeds were beaten in their opening matches, including No. 4 Sloane Stephens, who lost 6-2, 6-0 to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Williams did look shaky to start. Up 3-2 in the first set, she was nearly broken again. She lost the first three points of the game before rallying back to win the next five. Giorgi wouldn’t get another chance to break Williams the rest of the match, and only won two points against Williams’ serve the entire second set. Williams said she figured she would start SEE SERENA, PAGE B5

English confident in ability to succeed as new SHS hoops coach BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com For his entire life, Jo Jo English has simply asked for a chance. Whether it was leading Lower Richland to a state title, being a go-to player at the University of South Carolina or fighting for a roster spot with the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls, all English ever wanted was a chance to prove what he could do. It’s a sentiment that still rings true now as he prepares for the next big challenge of his career. English has been tabbed as the next head coach for the Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team. The offer is still pend-

ing, however, until English signs a contract of employment with the school for next year — something that won’t be able to take place until after spring break, SHS principal Sterling Harris said. English would become the Gamecocks’ third coach in the last four years after former coach Sam Fuller resigned this past season after HARRIS two years at the helm. Fuller led SHS to an 18-11 record and an appearance in the 4A lower state championship game this past year. “To me, Sumter is an unbelievable opportunity for me to be successful and to be around what I

consider family,” English said of the chance to coach at the 4A level. “... I’m looking forward to the opportunity and I appreciate the offer Sumter Schools has made to me. I’m really excited to get things started.” English, who was also offered the same position at Scott’s Branch High School, was one of three finalists from a pool of about 50 people along with current Lower Richland head coach Willie Thomas and Irmo High School junior varsity head coach Nick Agnello. “We wanted to get someone who could be there for a while and not be looking at other jobs SEE ENGLISH, PAGE B5

Shockers even Final Four field BY DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The entire basketball program at Wichita State runs on what Louisville coach Rick Pitino makes in a single year, with money left over to purchase plenty of trophy cases for Final Four hardware. In an NCAA tournament driven by longshots and upsets, the Shockers are in many ways the oddball of the season’s final weekend: They don’t have a big-time football program like Syracuse, Michigan or the Cardinals, and they don’t belong to a major conference that enjoys a weighty television contract. Instead, the Shockers run their basketball program on a budget of just $3.1 million, which accounts for everything from coach Gregg Marshall’s salary to a robust recruiting budget, all of the transportation to road games and everything else that comes with SEE SHOCKERS, PAGE B4

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Serena Williams hits a return to Camila Giorgi on Tuesday during her 6-2, 6-3 victory at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.

Allmendinger gets 2nd chance in IndyCar Series BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press

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Wichita State’s Carl Hall (22) and teammates pose with the regional trophy after defeating Ohio State 70-66 in the West Regional final on Saturday in Los Angeles.

CHARLOTTE — AJ Allmendinger doesn’t know why Roger Penske gave him a second chance. He doesn’t ask, either. “He’s a great man, a great man in nature,’’ Allmendinger said. “But do I feel like I deserve a second ALLMENDINGER chance? No. Not from him. I brought bad light to his name. Do I feel like I’ve worked hard to get a second chance? Yes. I’ve worked hard every day, put my head down and worked

my butt off and I’m lucky enough to have someone like Roger Penske take another shot with me.’’ Allmendinger’s next chance comes this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., where he’ll make his IndyCar Series debut more than six years after he last raced in an open-wheel series. He’s driving for Penske Racing as a tune-up to the Indianapolis 500 in the second chance he never thought he’d get when he was fired by the organization last summer. Hired by Penske that year to drive for his SEE ALLMENDINGER, PAGE B5


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Smith tosses 3-hitter in SHS win COLUMBIA — Will Smith threw a 3-hit complete game as Sumter High School defeated Riverside 9-1 in Tuesday’s Forest Acres Classic at A.C. Flora High School. Smith allowed one run on three hits while walking two and striking out four. He was 1-for-4 offensively with a double and two runs batted in. Phillip Watcher led the Gamecocks offensively going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. River Soles was 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored and Charlie Barnes was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. SHS improves to 11-4 on the season and plays A.C. Flora today at 8 p.m.

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Latta High School defeated Lakewood 3-0 in five innings on Monday in the Founders FCU Diamond Challenge tournament due to weather concerns. Offensively for the Gators, David Hayden went 1-for-2 with a stolen base in the loss. Dustin Frye, who also went 1-for-2 offensively, took the loss allowing two earned runs on four hits in five innings while striking out three. Robert E. Lee Academy dropped out of the tournament. B TEAM BASEBALL

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FLORENCE — Crestwood High School lost its first two games in the West Florence Spring Break tournament. The Knights lost 6-0 to West Florence on Monday in the tournament opener. Edison Aldridge went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk while Lee Sargent had a hit in the loss. Crestwood lost 6-2 to Marion on Tuesday. Sargent and Josh Johnson each went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday’s loss. Johnson also had a double.

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Lathon Todd threw a 1-hit complete game shutout as Sumter beat Spring Valley 12-0 in six innings on Tuesday. Todd struck out seven and walked a batter to earn the victory. Cameron Lyte, Caleb Lattimore and Daniel Twitty each had two hits and two runs scored. BOYS VARSITY TRACK SHS FINISHES 3RD

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COLUMBIA — The Sumter High’s girls track and field team finished sixth out of 17 schools at the Allen Johnson Invitational in Columbia on Saturday. Breanna Witherspoon took second in the 400 hurdles for Sumter and Annissa Brayboy was second in the triple jump. 2nd PLACE FINISHERS Breanna Witherspoon (400 Intermediate Hurdles); Annissa Brayboy (Triple Jump). 3rd PLACE FINISHERS Aaliyah Blanding (100 High Hurdles); Ars’Breana Tyler (Long Jump); 4 x400 Relay (Breanna Witherspoon, Alexus Choice, Deanna King, Kaysia Holland).

Diggins leads Lady Irish past Duke BY HANK KURZ JR. The Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. — Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke 87-76 on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the past two national cham-

pionship games. “I want to win a championship for coach (Muffet) McGraw bad,’’ Diggins said. “When you have a coach who believes in DIGGINS you so much I’d do anything for her.’’ Kayla McBride added 18 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish

(35-1) won their school-record 30th consecutive game, earning a fourth meeting with UConn. It’s the third straight meeting between the two Big East rivals in the Final Four. The Irish won both those and have dominated the series lately winning seven of the past eight meetings. Notre Dame swept UConn all three meetings with UConn this season in thrilling fashion

winning in overtime and by 1 and 2 points. The Irish had to rally past Duke to get there. Trailing by six at the half, Notre Dame took control with a 15-2 run early in the second half to take a 50-42 lead. The Blue Devils lost in the regional finals for the fourth straight year, failing once again to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2006.

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USC beats Charleston Southern 9-5 COLUMBIA — Colby Holmes allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings of work and both Grayson Greiner and TJ Costen drove in two runs as 11th-ranked South Carolina earned a 9-5 victory over Charleston Southern on Tuesday at Carolina Stadium. USC improves to 23-6 on the season while the Cavaliers fall to 11-17. Greiner, Graham Saiko and Connor Bright each had two hits for the Gamecocks while Max Schrock led the way with three. Holmes allowed two runs on four hits and struck out two. Vince Fiori allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of relief. RUTGERS AD REVIEWING RICE’S JOB IN WAKE OF VIDEO

NEWARK, N.J. — Rutgers said it would reconsider its decision to retain basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism from Gov. Chris Christie and NBA star LeBron James. Athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the video in late November by a former employee. He suspended Rice for three games a month later, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to attend anger management classes. BAYLOR’S GRINER LEADS AP ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Brittney Griner is an All-America for the third straight season and joins a select group. The Baylor center becomes the fifth three-time Associated Press All-American, following Tennessee’s Chamique Holdsclaw, Duke’s Alana Beard, Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris and Connecticut’s Maya Moore. Paris and Moore were the only two to earn the honor all four years.

Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Baylor’s Odyssey Sims were also on the team announced Tuesday. Griner and Diggins were unanimous selections by the same 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. BRUINS OBTAIN JAGR FROM STARS

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, hoping the 10th-leading goal scorer in NHL history can improve their shaky offense even at age 41. Jagr was traded for forwards Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne, and a conditional second-round pick in this year’s draft that becomes a first-rounder if the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference finals. NBA WIZARDS BULLS

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WASHINGTON — John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86. Wall was 8 for 17 from the field and 11 for 13 at the free throw line as the Wizards maintained pursuit of their goal of becoming the best team not to make the playoffs. NIT BAYLOR BYU

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NEW YORK — Pierre Jackson had 24 points and 10 assists to lift Baylor back into the National Invitation Tournament title game for the second time in five years with a 76-70 win over BYU on Tuesday night. Baylor’s Cory Jefferson scored 21 points and Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears. From staff, wire reports

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TV, RADIO TODAY 2 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Kansas City at Chicago White Sox (WGN). 2:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Match from Madrid -- Galatasaray vs. Real Madrid (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 2:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Match from Malaga, Spain -- Borussia Dortmund vs. Malaga (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 5 p.m. -- College Lacrosse: Villanova at Georgetown (ESPNU). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: New York at Atlanta (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Boston at New York Yankees (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- High School Basketball: McDonald’s All American Girls Game from Chicago (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Philadelphia at Atlanta (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Philadelphia at Charlotte (SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: South Carolina at Furman (WNKT-FM 107.5). 7:15 p.m. -- High School Baseball: Camden Spring Break Tournament Game from Camden -- Lugoff-Elgin vs. Camden (WPUB-FM 102.7). 7:30 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh at New York Rangers (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Kraft Nabisco Championship ProAm from Rancho Mirage, Calif. (GOLF). 9:30 p.m. -- High School Basketball: McDonald’s All American Game from Chicago (ESPN). 10 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN2). 10 p.m. -- International Soccer: CONCACAF Champions League Match from Los Angeles -- Monterrey vs. Los Angeles (FOX SOCCER). 10 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Memphis at Portland (NBA TV).

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct x-New York 46 26 .639 x-Brooklyn 42 31 .575 Boston 38 36 .514 Philadelphia 30 43 .411 Toronto 27 47 .365 Southeast Division W L Pct z-Miami 58 15 .795 x-Atlanta 42 33 .560 Washington 27 46 .370 Orlando 19 56 .253 Charlotte 17 57 .230 Central Division W L Pct x-Indiana 48 27 .640 x-Chicago 40 32 .556 Milwaukee 36 37 .493 Detroit 25 50 .333 Cleveland 22 51 .301 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 55 19 .743 x-Memphis 50 24 .676 Houston 41 33 .554 Dallas 36 37 .493 New Orleans 26 48 .351 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 54 20 .730 x-Denver 50 24 .676 Utah 39 36 .520 Portland 33 41 .446 Minnesota 27 46 .370 Pacific Division W L Pct x-L.A. Clippers 49 26 .653 Golden State 42 32 .568 L.A. Lakers 38 36 .514 Sacramento 27 47 .365 Phoenix 23 51 .311 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Monday’s Games Detroit 108, Toronto 98 Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94 Houston 111, Orlando 103 Memphis 92, San Antonio 90 Minnesota 110, Boston 100 Milwaukee 131, Charlotte 102 Utah 112, Portland 102 Indiana 109, L.A. Clippers 106 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. Today’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. Thursday’s Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.

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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 36 15 12 9 39 89 100 N.Y. Rangers 35 17 15 3 37 82 86 N.Y. Islanders 36 17 16 3 37 103 113 Philadelphia 35 15 17 3 33 95 108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 35 23 7 5 51 111 84 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 37 18 17 2 38 91 110 Carolina 34 16 16 2 34 93 101 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 35 27 5 3 57 119 76 Detroit 36 18 13 5 41 94 94 St. Louis 34 18 14 2 38 98 94 Columbus 36 15 14 7 37 87 97 Nashville 36 14 14 8 36 89 99 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 35 21 12 2 44 98 90 Vancouver 36 19 11 6 44 94 93 Edmonton 35 15 13 7 37 91 96 Calgary 34 13 17 4 30 94 118 Colorado 35 12 19 4 28 86 111 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 36 24 7 5 53 111 90 Los Angeles 35 20 12 3 43 103 88 San Jose 35 18 11 6 42 88 86 Dallas 35 16 16 3 35 94 107 Phoenix 35 14 15 6 34 94 101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Chicago 3, Nashville 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Winnipeg 2 Montreal 4, Carolina 1 Detroit 3, Colorado 2 St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1 Anaheim 4, Dallas 0 Edmonton 4, Calgary 1 San Jose 3, Vancouver 2

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. Today’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. Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP All-America Teams By The Associated Press Statistics through March 17 First Team Brittney Griner, Baylor, 6-8, senior, Houston, 23.6 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 60.4 fg pct, 4.2 blocks (40 first-team votes, 200 total points) Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, 5-9, senior, South Bend, Ind., 17.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.9 apg, 82.0 ft pct, 3.1 steals (40, 200) Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford, 6-3, junior, Cypress, Texas, 22.4 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 57.4 fg pct, 1.8 blocks (39, 198) Elena Delle Donne, Delaware, 6-5, senior, Wilmington, Del., 25.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 49.8 fg pct, 49.0 3-pt fg pct, 92.2 ft pct, 2.3 blocks (32, 184) Odyssey Sims, Baylor, 5-8, junior, Irving, Texas, 12.5 ppg, 5.7 apg, 82.2 ft pct, 2.6 steals (17, 150) Second Team Alyssa Thomas, Maryland, 6-2, junior, Harrisburg, Pa., 18.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.8 steals (13, 140) Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut, 6-0, sophomore, Anaheim Hills, Calif., 17.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 53.1 fg pct, 50.0 3-pt fg pct, 89.9 ft pct (10, 119) Maggie Lucas, Penn State, 5-10, junior, Narberth, Pa., 20.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 47.5 3-pt fg pct, 89.6 ft pct, 2.2 steals (3, 80) Chelsea Gray, Duke, 5-11, junior, Manteca, Calif., 12.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.4 apg, 40.7 3-pt fg pct, 85.1 ft pct, 3.6 steals (3, 89) A’dia Mathies, Kentucky, 5-9, senior, Louisville, Ky., 15.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 40.8 3-pt fg pct, 1.9 steals (1, 68) Third Team Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M, 6-4, junior, Houston, 16.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 56.5 fg pct (0, 60). Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut, 6-5, junior, Port Jervis, N.Y., 14.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 59.0 fg pct (0, 42) Elizabeth Williams, Duke, 6-3, sophomore, Virginia Beach, Va., 15.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 52.4 fg pct, 2.9 blocks (0, 39) Meighan Simmons, Tennessee, 5-9, junior, Cibolo, Texas, 17.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 84.5 ft pct, 1.5 blocks (0, 30) Kayla McBride, Notre Dame, 5-11, junior, Erie, Pa., 15.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 91.5 ft pct, 1.5 steals (1, 24) Honorable Mention Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame; Kayla Alexander, Syracuse; Rachel Banham, Minnesota; Alex Bentley, Penn State; Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma State; Gennifer Brandon, California; Brandi Brown, Youngstown State; Brittany Chambers, Kansas State; Layshia Clarendon, California; Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State; Jerica Coley, Florida International. Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma; Shante Evans, Hofstra; Kelly Faris, Connecticut; Angel Goodrich, Kansas; Tianna Hawkins, Maryland; Tayler Hill, Ohio State; Jordan Hooper, Nebraska; Chucky Jeffery, Colorado; Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech; Drey Mingo, Purdue; Lindsey Moore, Nebraska. Jasmine Newsome, UT-Martin; Karisma Penn, Illinois; Michelle Plouffe, Utah; Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State; Niveen Rasheed, Princeton; Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee; Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, North Carolina; Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown; Andrea Smith, South Florida; Markel Walker, UCLA; Toni Young Oklahoma State.

TRANSACTIONS By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS _ Assigned LHP David Huff outright to Columbus (IL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES _ Claimed OF Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from Cleveland. Designated OF Ender Inciarte for assignment. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES _ Signed INF Craig Hertler. LAREDO LEMURS _ Signed LHP Ryan Sasaki and RHP Shane Dyer. LINCOLN SALTDOGS _ Signed 1B Ian Gac. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES _ Signed RHP Tom Heithoff. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES _ Signed INF Casey Haerther, INF Garrett Rau and OF Nick Liles. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS _ Signed RHP Jared Lansford and LHP Eric Niesen. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHOENIX SUNS _ Agreed to terms with president of basketball operations Lon Babby on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS _ Signed RB Tashard Choice to a contract extension, TE Dorin Dickerson to a one-year contract and DT Alan Branch. CHICAGO BEARS _ Terminated the contract of DT Matt Toeaina. CLEVELAND BROWNS _ Released LB Chris Gocong and S Usama Young. Signed PK Brandon Bogotay. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS _ Signed DT Sen’Derrick Marks to a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS _ Released OL Rich Ranglin. OAKLAND RAIDERS _ Traded QB Carson Palmer and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick to Arizona for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2014 draft pick. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS _ Signed PK Nate Kaeding, DL George Selvie, DL Derek Landri, RB Brian Leonard and WR Steve Smith. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS _ Reassigned F Jeremy Morin and Jimmy Hayes to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS _ Signed C Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension. DALLAS STARS _ Traded F Jaromir Jagr to Boston for F Lane MacDermid, F Cody Payne and a conditional 2013 second-round draft pick, and C Derek Roy to Vancouver for D Kevin Connauton and a 2013 secondround draft pick. FLORIDA PANTHERS _ Recalled F Greg Rallo from San Antonio (AHL). Promoted F Anthony Luciani and G Brian Foster from Cincinnati (ECHL) to San Antonio. MINNESOTA WILD _ Signed C Tyler Graovac to an entry-level contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS _ Recalled F Chris Mueller from Milwaukee (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS _ Signed RW Chris Crane to an entry-level contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING _ Traded D Marc-Andre Bergeron to Carolina for F Adam Hall and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick. WASHINGTON CAPITALS _ Traded F Matt Clackson to Phoenix for F Joel Rechlicz and assigned Rechlicz to Hershey (AHL). Traded D Garrett Stafford to Edmonton for LW Dane Byers and assigned Byers to Hershey. Signed D Nate Schmidt to a two-year, entry-level contract. Re-signed D Jack Hillen to a two-year contract extension. COLLEGE BIG EAST CONFERENCE _ Voted to admit Tulsa as a full member, effective July 1, 2014. GEORGETOWN _ Named Cheston Blackshear tight ends coach and D.J. Mangas running backs coach. MISSOURI _ Announced men’s basketball G Negus Webster-Chan and G Dominique Bull are transferring. PITTSBURGH _ Announced RB Rushel Shell will transfer.


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Wieters, Davis help O’s top Price, Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Baltimore played like a confident bunch that’s left 2012 behind and is intent on proving a breakthrough season wasn’t a fluke. Adam Jones keyed a seventh-inning rally with a goahead double and Chris Davis followed with a threerun homer Tuesday to help the Orioles launch their quest to return to the playoffs with a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. “Today starts a long journey together, and I’m curious as everybody else to see where it takes us,’’ manager Buck Showalter said. “The season wouldn’t have ended if we lost today, and it wouldn’t end if we lose tomorrow, or if we win. That’s what I keep challenging our guys about,’’ he added. “This is a great group for staying in the moment, staying in reality.’’ Matt Wieters homered early off AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and later drew an intentional walk from reliever Jake McGee (0-1) before Davis’ towering shot over the right-field wall broke open the game and silenced a sellout crowd of 34,078 at Tropicana Field. Jason Hammel (1-0) allowed three runs and three hits in six innings. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.

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Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters (32) high fives teammate Nick Markakis (21) as he heads to the dugout after hitting a 2-run home run in the first inning of Tuesday’s 7-4 victory over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“Last season is over, and everybody in the clubhouse has moved on to this year,’’ Wieters said. “It’s a good team win. Ham went out there and battled for us. He was able to get us through six innings and turn it over to the bullpen, which is the recipe we want to use.’’ Despite giving up a tworun homer to Wieters in the first inning and not being particularly sharp in his second career opening day start, Price departed with a

3-2 lead after the Rays scored twice in the sixth. Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer for Tampa Bay in the fourth, then put his team ahead with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Desmond Jennings drove in the Rays’ other run with a sixth-inning double. Showalter put the game into the hands of his trusted relievers after the five-run seventh. Darren O’Day allowed an unearned run in the eighth before Johnson, last year’s major league

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saves leader, finished the combined six-hitter. “I think we did a lot of really good things today,’’ Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “Our defense was fantastic. ... David getting through six innings without having his best stuff and coming out of the game at 100 pitches with a 3-2 lead. ... Those were nice things. They just got us in one inning.’’ Both teams enter the season with expectations of contending for the AL East title. The Rays have won at least 90 games four of the past five years, while the Orioles stopped a stretch of 14 consecutive losing seasons by winning 93 games and making the playoffs a year ago. INDIANS BLUE JAYS

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TORONTO — NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and the overhauled Toronto Blue Jays struggled in their opener and lost to Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Tuesday night. Cabrera hit a two-run homer off Dickey, Masterson pitched six innings and the Indians ended their streak of opening day losses at four. Cleveland won its opener for the first time since beating the Chicago White Sox in 2008. From wire reports

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Braves’ Venters receives injection in sprained elbow ATLANTA — Braves left-hander Jonny Venters will be shut down for a month after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sprained pitching elbow. The team announced Tuesday that Venters was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed ligament-replacement surgery on VENTERS Venters’ elbow in 2005. The pitcher felt tightness in his elbow during his last spring training game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. The Braves say Venters will be shut down for four weeks, then begin a throwing program.

REDS OF LUDWICK NEEDS SHOULDER SURGERY

CINCINNATI — An MRI revealed that Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding into third base during the season opener and will need surgery, leaving the defending NL Central champions without one of their main run proLUDWICK ducers for an uncertain period. The team didn’t project how long Ludwick will be out. Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder on a headfirst slide in the third inning of Cincinnati’s 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

He said the shoulder popped out when his hand caught on the dirt. CANO DROPPING BORAS FOR JAY-Z COMPANY

NEW YORK — Robinson Cano plans to switch agents from Scott Boras to a new company formed by musician Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and CAA Sports. Cano will be represented in baseball matters by CAA Sports’ Brodie Van Wagenen. The New York Yankees second baseman is making $15 million this season and can become a free agent at the end of the World Series. As of Tuesday, Boras remained Cano’s agent listed with the Major League Baseball Players Association. From wire reports

BRADLEY from Page B1 sophomore — he was drafted by the Red Sox with the 40th pick in the 2011 draft and signed for a $1.1 million bonus. He likely would have been drafted higher if he hadn’t struggled with the new bats and suffered a wrist injury as a junior. But he showed that season was an aberration with a great 2012 season split between Single-A and Double-A, which led to Baseball America ranking the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Bradley, who bats left and throws right, as baseball’s No. 31 prospect heading into this season. When Bradley attended a January offseason event in Greenville, home to Boston’s Single-A affiliate, he spoke of playing at a high level in spring training and competing hard as he worked his way up the organizational ladder. Ben Crockett, Boston’s director of player development who also attended the Drive’s event, praised Bradley’s development in his one full season in the minor leagues but cautioned against the need to rush him through the system. But they couldn’t have foreseen the set of circumstances that would land him batting eighth in the Red Sox season-opening lineup against Yankees All-Star pitcher CC Sabathia. Designated hitter David Ortiz wasn’t ready to go due to an Achilles’ injury, and new shortstop Stephen Drew went to the disabled list with a concussion, leaving the Red Sox scrambling to fill their spots. Bradley hit .419 with a .507 on-base percentage, two homers and 12 RBI in 62 at-bats during the spring. He also showed that his brilliance as a defender — his strongest tool — would translate to the major leagues. Boston manager John Farrell said Bradley earned the roster spot, noting that the 22-year-old makes the Red Sox better in the outfield. He also saluted Bradley’s consistency at the plate in the spring as well as his mental approach. Holbrook knows how Farrell feels. “He just has innate qualities as a human being. Forget the fact he’s a great baseball player. You just want to be around him,” Holbrook said after Monday’s USC practice. “He has got this personality that

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Boston outfielder and former University of South Carolina standout Jackie Bradley Jr. pulls in a deep fly out during the third inning of Monday’s game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York.

coaches, players, and fans are attracted to, and I knew halfway through spring training that if it was John Farrell’s decision, he would be on the team. If you’re around the kid, you want him on your team for all kinds of reasons. He’s a special person and a special player.” The ESPN team of play-by-man Dave O’Brien and analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Aaron Boone, both former major leaguers, opened the telecast talking about Bradley’s emergence and then spent the next nine innings extolling his virtues while citing his

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maturity, presence and personality along with his ability. The Red Sox assigned him No. 44 — the same number worn by Hall of Fame outfielders Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson — and he looked like he belonged. ESPN spotlighted his play over and over, almost making it into an episode of “The Jackie Bradley Show” as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees, 8-2. He drew a walk in his first at-bat, working his way back from a 0-2 count against Sabathia. His hustle on the basepaths — which kept the rally alive — led to him scoring his first run on Shane Victorino’s two-run single. Although he struck out on three pitches in his second at-bat, he later worked another walk off Sabathia. In his fourth at-bat, he tallied his first RBI with a hard-hit groundout up the middle against lefty reliever Boone Logan. He drew one more walk off Joba Chamberlain in his fifth at-bat before scoring another run in the ninth. As for his defense, he made a terrific catch while going back on a hard-hit liner by Robinson Cano to end a scoring threat in the third inning. Bradley told the media after Sunday’s Yankee Stadium workout that he didn’t expect to be nervous. That’s not his style. He did expect to be excited about his opportunity — “Anything’s possible, apparently. I’m ready to start the adventure,” he told the assembled reporters — and he made the most of it. Holbrook said he never has seen Bradley, who hit .336 with 30 homers and 132 RBI in 167 USC games, look uncomfortable on the playing field. Bradley’s natural manner has charmed people everywhere, especially in Columbia. After returning to school last fall, he’s now just nine classes away from his retail management degree. And he’s engaged to Erin Helring, a former high school classmate from Prince George, Va. The two are planning a December wedding. “If you had a daughter, you’d want someone like him to marry her,” Holbrook said. “Everybody who comes into contact with him just feels so strongly about him as a person. As good of a baseball player he is, he’s a better person.”


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

THE ITEM

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

Stauskas adds swagger for Michigan BY NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nik Stauskas took the pass in transition only to find himself caught under the basket with a defender next to him. No problem: He dropped a nifty no-look bounce pass to a teammate for a dunk. On Michigan’s next offensive possession, the freshman from Canada made an open 3-pointer from the left wing. Later, he moved to the left corner for a 3 and followed that with a driving layup. Then it was back to that same corner for another 3. And another. And another. The Wolverines were playing a regional final, and Stauskas was making it look like a pregame shooting drill. “My shot felt good,’’ Stauskas said. “So I was just letting them fly.’’ Michigan is heading to its first Final Four since 1993, and it was that 3-point barrage by Stauskas on Sunday that sealed a spot for the Wolverines. Stauskas made all six of his attempts from beyond the arc, scoring 22 points in a 79-59 win over Florida. The 6-foot-6 guard is shooting 45 percent from long range this season and his performance against the Gators was a reminder of how good Michigan can be when everybody is contributing. Stauskas is part of a talented class of freshmen that also includes forward Glenn Robinson III and emerging big man Mitch McGary. The other two probably arrived with more fanfare, but it was Stauskas who turned heads immediately. A month into the season, Stauskas was 27 of 46 from 3-point range, fitting seamlessly into Michigan’s perimeteroriented offense. He wasn’t going to maintain that torrid shooting, but he needed only seven games to work his way into the starting lineup. By the time the NCAA tournament arrived, opponents were aware of Stauskas. He shot a more normal-looking 36 percent from beyond the arc against Big Ten opponents and went 2 for 12 in Michigan’s first three NCAA tournament games. And when Stauskas isn’t

BY BETH HARRIS The Associated Press

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Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) has given the Wolverines a sharp-shooting swagger entering their Final Four matchup against Syracuse on Saturday in Atlanta.

contributing with his outside shooting, Michigan looks a lot more beatable. He went scoreless at Ohio State in mid-January in Michigan’s first loss of the season. In a loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament, Stauskas went 1 of 8 from the field and scored only four points. But the potential for a breakout was

always there. “He really works at it, and that’s rare with a freshman,’’ coach John Beilein said. “A freshman may have an off night, he may talk about, ‘I’m not getting the shots, I’m not getting the looks.’ That’s not Nik. Nik works at his game to be ready, because his teammates can pass, and they know where he is all the time.’’

Syracuse’s Keita a key cog in Orange defense BY JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. — From the back roads of Senegal to the middle of Jim Boeheim’s stifling zone defense, Syracuse’s Baye Moussa Keita is ready for the big stage that is the Final Four. “This is like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You just have to enjoy it,’’ the wiry, 6-foot-10 junior said Tuesday before Syracuse (30-9) departed for Atlanta and Friday’s national semifinal against Michigan (30-7). “That’s what I’m going to do.’’ It’s been a long journey. At 14, Keita stood 6-foot-6 and excelled at soccer when the coach of his youth team encouraged him to attend a small clinic so officials from SEEDS — Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal — could see him. They liked what they saw and Keita left home the next year to attend an academy that would prepare him for the next step — the chance to go to the United States and, through basketball, have a chance at college. After graduating from the academy, Keita headed for the U.S. and earned a basketball scholarship at Syracuse.

SHOCKERS from Page B1 playing Division I sports. Pitino, by comparison, makes $3.9 million in base salary alone. But the fiscal disparity between the three big schools and a mid-major like Wichita State will hardly matter when the ball is tossed up Saturday night in the Georgia Dome, and the Shockers take on the Cardinals for the right to play for the national championship. Everything is equal when the teams step on the hard-

Southern Cal hires FGCU’s Enfield as new head coach

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Syracuse forward Baye Moussa Keita, left, has been an integral part of the Orange’s stellar defense this season as they prepare to face Michigan on Saturday in the Final Four.

He’s been a work in progress from the start under Boeheim, but it didn’t take long for him to display his potential. In just his second game for the Orange, Keita had 15 rebounds and

wood. “Our administration gives us wonderful support,’’ Marshall said this week. “We fly on private planes every time we leave town. We have 10,500 fans at every game. It’s a great place to coach.’’ That’s why Marshall has rebuffed every overture to leave. The calls will undoubtedly pick up given what the Shockers have done this year, but the longtime coach of Winthrop has said repeatedly that it would take the perfect opportunity to pry him away. For one thing, he has it pretty good at Wichita State. The school’s robust aerospace engineering program,

made 3 of 5 shots from the floor in 17 minutes in an 86-67 win over Canisius. “He’s just disruptive. He plays so hard,’’ said assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who works with the Orange’s big men. “It’s like he has a shot of adrenaline on every possession, how hard he plays. His energy level is unparalleled. He makes things happen.’’ Syracuse, which lost four of its last five games in the regular season, has done an about-face in the postseason on the strength of its defense. Keita and Rakeem Christmas have made the going difficult in the paint for opponents. The Orange surge started after Seton Hall torched them early in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Pirates built an early 10-point lead with a flurry of 3-pointers before Syracuse awoke. Behind the active play of Keita, Syracuse closed the half on a 9-2 run to tie it at 34-all and took control with a 19-2 spurt late in the game. Two days later, Keita played a career-high 41 minutes and scored 13 points in an overtime win over Georgetown.

along with the National Institute for Aviation Research right on campus, means Marshall has plenty of private planes at his disposal — no flying in coach for this midmajor team. And that extends to recruiting, where Marshall’s able to cover more ground than most coaches by dictating when and where the wheels go up. “They’re kind of like sports cars, instead of a school bus. They’re more like Ferraris and Jaguars. They go pretty fast,’’ Marshall said, joking about the fleet of private planes. “That is a great benefit,’’ he said. “Our players don’t understand how good they have

it, to go from bus to private plane to bus and in a couple hours be in our hotel.’’ Then there’s the fact that the Shockers no longer have a football team — it was disbanded in the mid-1980s. The money that the Missouri Valley school once funneled into a losing program has, for the better part of 30 years, been directed toward the more successful basketball team. “I think for schools within our conference, obviously football isn’t a moneymaker for them,’’ said Rege Klitzke, Wichita State’s senior associate athletic director for business operations. “If you compare ourselves to fellow conference schools, not having

LOS ANGELES — Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men’s basketball coach on Monday night after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament. Athletic director Pat Haden said Enfield has reached an agreement with the Pac-12 school. He will be introduced today. “Those in the basketball world have known of his abilities for a while,’’ Haden said. He said Enfield’s success at FGCU wasn’t a flash in the pan and that his up-tempo style and stingy defense will be fun for both the Trojans players and fans. “In meeting with Pat Haden, I was very impressed with his ENFIELD vision for the men’s basketball program,’’ Enfield said in a statement. “I am looking forward to bringing an exciting, up-tempo style of play to USC and building the men’s basketball brand into one that the fans and basketball community will enjoy and respect.’’ The 43-year-old coach was 41-28 in his only two seasons as a head coach at FGCU in Fort Myers, Fla. He led the Eagles to a school-record 26 wins this season, including upsets of No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State as a 15th-seed in the NCAA tourney. They lost to Florida last Friday. Enfield’s team earned the nickname “Dunk City’’ for its spectacular dunks and alleyoops. The Eagles scored 70 or more points 25 times this season, and ranked 16th nationally in steals with 8.9 per game. They won the Atlantic Sun tournament, and had the league’s player of the year in Sherwood Brown and defensive player of the year in Bernard Thompson. Haden called Enfield “a relentless recruiter and he has integrity and great character.’’ Enfield takes over from interim coach Bob Cantu, who had a 7-8 record after succeeding Kevin O’Neill, who was fired in mid-January. The Trojans lost their final three games, including a defeat in their first game of the Pac-12 tournament. The move is a big step up for Enfield. FGCU has about 11,300 students, plays in a 4,500-seat arena and has only existed for 16 years; USC has 37,000 students, the Trojans play at 10,258-seat Galen Center, and the school has a long tradition of sports success, especially with its nationally ranked football team.

football is a big advantage.’’ It’s also one of the reasons the school has been able to reward Marshall handsomely. The coach signed a sevenyear extension in 2011 that pushed his base salary to $900,000 and his total compensation to more than $1 million a year. And while it’s far short of what Pitino is making at Louisville, Marshall has a chance to bolster his bank account with a number of incentives. He’s already earned an additional $380,000 for making the Final Four, and can pick up another $36,000 by making the title game and $200,000 for winning the school’s first national title.


SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

Pac-12 commissioner says Rushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;not a fireable offenseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BY ANTONIO GONZALEZ The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday that comments made by the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coordinator of officials are â&#x20AC;&#x153;not a fireable offenseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and have been â&#x20AC;&#x153;mischaracterizedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; as targeting only Arizona coach Sean Miller during internal meetings before the league tournament. In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Scott said that Ed Rushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks were part of an overall â&#x20AC;&#x153;point of emphasisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to crack down on coach misconduct on the sideline. He said an investigation found Rushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rant included an â&#x20AC;&#x153;inappropriate jokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; offering a group of officials $5,000 for a trip to Cancun if they called a technical foul on Miller, but that every official interviewed confirmed â&#x20AC;&#x153;nobody thought they were

getting a reward.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The investigation was done by the Pac-12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head of enforcement, Ron Barker. The conference will hold its annual review of the officials programs at the end of the month in Phoenix to review all matters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By no means is this complete,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scott said. Scott said Miller SCOTT and UCLA coach Ben Howland were told in a pregame chat on the court, which takes place before almost every game at every level, that inappropriate conduct on the sideline would not be tolerated. He noted that Howland received the first â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and only â&#x20AC;&#x201D; technical foul of his UCLA career in the championship game loss to Oregon the next day for similar sideline

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FAMILY CIRCLE CUP RESULTS

slow because she only got one day of practice on clay to adjust from the fast, hard surface at Key Biscayne where she won the title for the sixth time Saturday to the green, slow clay in Charleston, where she is the top seed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a little awkward for me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Williams, who at 31 is the oldest woman to ever have the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top ranking. She also was facing a 21-yearold rising star in Giorgi, who caught Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eye last year by making it to the fourth round at Wimbledon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually have been watching her. I think she is a good player and I knew one day Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be playing her,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Williams said. Giorgi had only herself to blame for not taking advantage of Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; slow start. She had eight double-faults in the first set and 12 for the match. Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; broke serve in the first two games as Giorgiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second serves went into the net each time. Williams advances to the third round and just as importantly gets a day off Wednesday. She said she plans on hitting just a few balls, but mostly resting. And if last year is any indication, Williams should get stronger as the tournament goes on. Williams won her opener 6-3, 6-4 in the 2012 tournament, and then lost seven games the rest of the week. Another player glad to have a day off is Mattek-Sands. She beat

By The Associated Press Tuesday At The Family Circle Tennis Center Charleston Purse: $795,707 (Premier) Surface: Green Clay-Outdoor Singles First Round Sabine Lisicki (15), Germany, def. Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, 6-0, 6-0. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Vania King, United States, def. Yaroslava Shvedova (14), Kazakhstan, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Jelena Jankovic (9), Serbia, def. Melanie Oudin, United States, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Madison Keys, United States, def. Alexandra Cadantu, Romania, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Julia Goerges (10), Germany, def. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-3. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, def. Romina Oprandi, Switzerland, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Laura Robson (16), Britain, def. Estrella Cabeza Candela, Spain, 6-2, 6-2. Second Round Sorana Cirstea (11), Romania, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, walkover. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 6-2, 6-3. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, def. Carla Suarez Navarro (7), Spain, 6-2, 6-4. Jessica Pegula, United States, def. Mona Barthel (8), Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Varvara Lepchenko (12), United States, def. Mathilde Johansson, France, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, def. Sloane Stephens (4), United States, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles First Round Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Olga Govortsova, Belarus, def. Liga Dekmeijere, Latvia, and Tatjana Malek, Germany, 6-2, 6-2. Kristina Mladenovic, France, and Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, and Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-4, 6-2. Megan Moulton-Levy, United States, and Zhang Shuai, China, def. Jaklin Alawi, Bulgaria, and Dominika Kanakova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.

Stephens in 57 minutes, one day after her three-set opening match win went 3:42, the longest WTA match this season. Mattek-Sands pounced on Stephens, breaking her in the fourth game of the match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was able to string some games together and get under her skin a bit,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Mattek-Sands, who slept for 12 hours after her marathon match, then took a four-hour nap before the Tuesday evening session.

ENGLISH from Page B1 as a destination job, but Sumter as the destination,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limited head coaching experience â&#x20AC;&#x201D; confined to just a few games leading the Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch girls squad in 2012 after head coach Ruth Coard was killed in an automobile accident â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was not a concern, Harris said. His 20-plus years of basketball background and the depth of knowledge English had about the sport more than satisfied Harris during the interview process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very happy with the decision,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got maturity and youth on his side. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a chance to be around for a long while and really build some-

behavior. Officials whistled Miller for a technical foul during the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament against UCLA for arguing a late double-dribble call against Wildcats guard Mark Lyons. Arizona lost the game 66-64. Miller went on a memorable postgame rant about the technical foul, waving his arms while repeating â&#x20AC;&#x153;he touched the ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; five times in a row. Miller was later hit with a $25,000 fine from the Pac-12 for what the conference said was for confronting an official on the floor and acting inappropriately toward a staff member in the hallway. Scott said Arizona officials alerted him of Rushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks the night of March 17, a day after the league tournament. He said he launched an investigation into the matter the next day.

thing here.â&#x20AC;? After his stint playing professional basketball, English spent some time at Eau Claire High School as the varsity assistant and defensive coordinator for John Butler. He also worked at Lower Richland and was a junior varsity coach and head varsity assistant. In 2011, he came to Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch where he worked as a varsity girls assistant under Coard. It was there that Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach to coaching changed forever, he said. Coardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death refocused what was really important in life and on the basketball court, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told myself if I ever got the opportunity to be a head basketball

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we heard was consistent, which was Ed was coming down hard on the officials for, in his view, not doing their job well enough of controlling the demeanor of the coaches around the bench in various aspects,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had been a point of emphasis during the season, coach behavior on the sideline, for the language thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used, etc. He was emphasizing it and he was challenging them. He was challenging them and provoking them to be more vigilant in enforcing the rules and the code of behavior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And in that context, there was banter initiated by Ed, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What do I have to do to get you guys to enforce the rules? What do I got to do to get you to step up after appropriate warnings and appropriate warnings, to get you to issue a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (technical)?â&#x20AC;?

Stephens struggled to place her shots, consistently hitting it just long or outside. She has never won a match in Charleston in three tries, but still said she was surprised she played so badly Tuesday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She played well and I really couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a rhythm,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stephens said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The balls were going everywhere The other upsets Tuesday included qualifier Jessica Pegula, whose father Terrence owns the Buffalo Sabres, beating No. 8 seed Mona Barthel 7-6, 6-1. Seventhseeded Carla Suarez Navarro lost to Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 6-4 and qualifier Vania King defeated No. 14 seed Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. All the other seeded players won Tuesday, including No. 9 seed Jelena Jankovic who beat Melanie Oudin 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that took nearly three hours. It was Jankovicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first win over Oudin in three matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has this game that I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really suit me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jankovic said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always have trouble with her.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jankovic, who won in Charleston in 2007, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only former Family Circle Cup champion to win Tuesday. No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki, the 2009 winner, beat Anna Tatishvili 6-0, 6-0. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to play on the clay court,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lisicki said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The quick turnaround is not always easy, but I love the green clay.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Other seeded players to advance were No. 10 Julia Goerges, No. 11 seed Sorana Cirstea, No. 12 seed Varvara Lepchenko and No. 16 seed Laura Robson.

coach, I would never approach it where a kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability is paramount to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important in life,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make (my players) productive and positive citizens in our society and the Lord has blessed me with that opportunity.â&#x20AC;? Character and intergrity were two of the main things English stressed in his interview, he said, along with his diverse knowledge of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got coaches who can go into the computer, look at drills and then tell his team to go do them,â&#x20AC;? English said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually done it. There arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too many drills or plays or sets or anything or positions on the court that I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played in my basketball career. I have a better understanding

of how to teach it and how to connect with young people in that regard.â&#x20AC;? English said he has always had a knack for facilitating instructions on the court. He was in charge of getting scouting reports for the University of South Carolina womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team under former head coach Susan Walvius and preparing the team for practice and games in the early 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. And despite his limited head coaching experience, English is looking forward to the opportunity to coach and show Sumter what he is capable of doing, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just as good as any other coach out there, and I can prove it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I will prove it.â&#x20AC;?

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ALLMENDINGER from Page B1 NASCAR team, Allmendinger failed a random drug test hours before the July race at Daytona. He was immediately suspended by NASCAR, and ultimately fired by Penske when his backup â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sample also tested positive for what Allmendinger has identified as Adderall. It could have been a career-ender for Allmendinger. But he successfully completed NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road to Recoveryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; program and was reinstated in September. Penske stayed in touch with him the entire time, and brought him out to the IndyCar season finale at Fontana last September as his guest. Why? Because Allmendinger had earned a spot in the Penske organization in just six months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we built our team over the years, drivers become part of the family,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Penske said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of us have had issues as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown up, and I think this is a situation that was unfortunate. The rules are the rules, and I think we stepped back and said, `OK, he had to go through NASCAR probation.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I felt like this opportunity for him, where we got a sponsor for him for Indy, was an opportunity to get him back up at a level where he needed to be to carry on his career,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an easy decision. We are trying to rally around him.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Penske hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always been so forgiving with his drivers. After all, Paul Tracy was shown the door when he tested the team ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patience. When asked the difference between Tracy, who coincidentally has been a mentor at times to Allmendinger, and Penskeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reclamation project, Penske snickered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Paul â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some of that was his own doing,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Penske said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a few guys who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t graduate. I just want you to realize one thing: We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an environment where nobody canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fail. Just remember that. Put that clear. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an environment where no one fails.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So Allmendinger gets his second chance, and he desperately doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to fail. He left Champ Car after a successful fivewin season in 2006 when an opportunity opened in NASCAR and, until now, he never looked back. All the money was in NASCAR and the future of open-wheel racing in America was shaky at best. But Allmendinger has a respect for the talent level in IndyCar, for the drivers he competed against long ago. His participation in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race draw some NASCAR fans to the viewing audience, and Allmendinger expects them to be impressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess NASCAR fans donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know a lot of the names in the field, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of marketing. Trust me, there are no scrubs in this series, these guys are so quick,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Allmendinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here trying to manage expectations. But right now, I would love just to get through the first round of qualifying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know people are going to be watching me, and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be cool to bring some of those NASCAR fans over to notice the series and say, `Hey, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some great racing.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I want IndyCar to be strong and it has a place in this country. It just needs to be noticed.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Now Allmendinger gets to be the guy to bring it attention, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure he is entirely ready. Unlike NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top Sprint Cup Series, which practices several hours every race weekend, the IndyCar Series has very little actual track time at Barber. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rusty in open-wheel cars, new to IndyCar and still trying to get a feel for the change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely nervous about it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be lying if I said Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m where I need to be right now,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at it perfectly honestly, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough time to get to where we need to be comfortable. 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ROSA LEE LEMON COLUMBIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rosa Lee Lemon, 83, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia. She was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Rocky Mount, N.C., a LEMON daughter of the late James and Carrie Weston Cubbage and stepdaughter of the former Leola Oliver and Lillie Dingle. She was employed with Clarendon Memorial Hospital for more than 25 years and retired in 1995. Rosa became a member of Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Witnesses on Feb. 18, 1984. Survivors are three sons, Lee Ernest (Lillian) Lemon of Manning, Jerome (Eleanor) Lemon of Goose Creek and Johnny (Hattie) Lemon of Columbia; two daughters, Chinease Lemon of Columbia and Diane (Leonard) Nelson of Manning; one adopted daughter, Beverly (Theodore) Henry of Greeleyville; one sister, Etha Mae (Wallace) Davis of Jacksonville Fla.; three brothers, Ernest (Jeannette) Cubbage of

Macon, Ga., Willie (Vernestein) Cubbage of Interlocken, Fla., and Deacon Henry (Fannie) Cubbage of Manning; 18 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; four sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law. Service for Mrs. Lemon will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Witnesses, 4342 E. Greeleyville Highway, Manning, with Brother Johnnie Nelson, discourse. Burial will follow in the Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, S.C. 260, Manning. Mrs. Lemon will lie in repose one hour prior to service. The family is receiving friends at 241 Brunson St., Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

KATHRYN O. SMITH HEATH SPRINGS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kathryn Elaine Osborne Smith, 62, wife of Donnie Smith, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1950, in Sumter, a daughter of the late Charles Osborne and Margaret Wares.

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BARBARA J. ROBINSON Barbara J. Robinson, devoted mother, grandmother and friend, died Monday, March 25, 2013, in Batesburg. Born Sept. 16, 1939, in Leesville, she was a daughter of the late Woodrow Swygert and Margaret Lavern Swygert Fulmer. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Church of the Holy Comforter and was retired from Cooper Industries. Surviving are two sons, Kendall Lee Robinson (Sharon) of Loris and Carl Edward Robinson (Cindy) of Yorktown, Va.; two grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Ann Berry (George) of Saluda; one half-brother, Lonnie Randall Fulmer (Sylvia) of Batesburg; a stepbrother, Floyd Fulmer (Jewel) of Greenwood; a very special niece, Kim Rauton (Brian) of Saluda; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine Marie Robinson Derrick; a halfbrother, William Lee

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Fulmer; and a stepbrother, Earl Fulmer. Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Church of the Holy Comforter with the Rev. Dr. John Barr III and the Rev. Marcus Kaiser officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Comforter, P.O. Box 338, Sumter, SC 29151 or to a charity of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

HARRY LEE BRYANT Harry Lee Bryant, 66, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home. Born April 4, 1946, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Junius H. and Isabelle B. Bryant. Mr. Bryant was a U.S. Navy veteran and

he served on the USS Elkhorn form 1963 to 1967, during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He received an honorable discharge for his time serving his country. Survivors include a son, Lee Bryant; and two daughters, Michelle Bryant Kolb and Jamey Lee Bryant Wilson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kerry Lynn Bryant. The family will have a private service at a later date. You may sign the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

JAMES SMITH James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonâ&#x20AC;? Wilburn Smith, age 90, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Newman Swamp Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. Born in Darlington

County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Ralph M. and Scotter Belle Davis Smith. He retired from Santee Print Works and was known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smitty.â&#x20AC;? Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. Smith; two sons, Willie James (Robbie) Smith and Calvin Leon (Linda) Smith, both of Sumter; five grandchildren, Yuvonne (Calvin) Stanfield, Tim Smith, Charlene â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlieâ&#x20AC;? Giffin, Candice (Jimmy) Smith-Byrd and Willie Smith Jr.; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Zada Merideth of Florence and Elizabeth (Charles) Dill of Sumter; and two brothers, Willie Ray (Azalee) Smith and Billy Smith, both of Lamar. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two sons, Troy Smith and Maxie Ray Smith; and six siblings, Nettie Outlaw, Jack Smith, Melvin Smith, Essie Watson, Ethleen Watson and Ruby Stevens. Memorials are suggested to First Church of God, 1835 Camden Road, Sumter SC 29153 or Hospice Amedisys, 2555 Lin-Do Court, Suite B, Sumter, SC 29150. An online guest book is available at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

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Cardinals acquire QB Palmer from Raiders TEMPE, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixthround picks this year for Oaklandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seventh-round selection. Palmer reworked his contract as part of his move to the desert, agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, with $10 million guaranteed. New Arizona coach Bruce Arians gets a starting quarterback at a bargain basement price. But at least the Raiders were able to get something for the quarterback rather than just release him. Oak-

Raiders last season but the production didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t translate into sufficient wins. In 15 games in 2012, Palmer threw for 4,018 yards, becoming the second quarterback in Raiders history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. He threw for 22 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. BUCS SIGN 5 VETERANS

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land acquired quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday in a deal that sent two draft picks

to the Seahawks. The 33-year-old Palmer put up big numbers with the

TAMPA, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got active Tuesday in free agency by signing five players: kicker Nate Kaeding, defensive linemen George Selvie and Derek Landri, running back Brian Leonard, and wide receiver Steve Smith. None projects as a likely

starter for Tampa, which has made only one impact signing so far in free agency by adding All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson. Kaedingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career field goal percentage (.862) ranks as second in NFL history to Mike Vanderjagtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .865. BILLS SIGN BRANCH TO 1-YEAR DEAL

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive lineman Alan Branch to a 1-year contract. Branch enters his seventh season after spending the past two as a starter with the Seattle Seahawks. He had four of his eight career sacks. From wire reports

Duo admits role in 12-state school sports gear fraud BY DAVID PORTER The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two former executives of a sports gear company admitted in federal court Tuesday that they routinely overbilled schools by forging fake price quotes from competitors in a decadelong fraud scheme that extended to 12 states. The company, Easton, Pa.-based Circle Systems Group, even cooked up inflated invoices to recoup money it had donated to schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fundraising and charity efforts, Mitchell Kurlander admitted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, you gave with

one hand and took back with the other?â&#x20AC;? U.S. District Judge William Walls asked Kurlander, Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former chief financial officer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, your Honor,â&#x20AC;? Kurlander replied. The 54-year-old Kurlander, of Allentown, Pa., and his father-in-law, Alan Abeshaus of Highland Beach, Fla., each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. The count carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, but federal prosecutors said they will not oppose a motion that could keep the 81-year-old Abeshaus out of prison. Kurlander

faces between 41 and 51 months in prison under terms of his plea agreement. Abeshaus said in court he would pay restitution of $1 million; the U.S. attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office said the amount of Kurlanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restitution is to be determined. The two were arrested in 2011 and charged in a 22-count indictment. Their trial was to have begun Tuesday. Neither man commented after the plea hearing. William DeStefano, an attorney representing Kurlander, said the case involved extenuating circumstances that would be brought

out when the men are sentenced in July, but he declined to give details. According to statements made in court by both men, Circle, which primarily reconditioned football helmets and shoulder pads, took advantage of schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; confusion over invoices and account statements to get paid twice for the same services. That scam reaped the company more than $800,000 between 1997 and 2003, Kurlander and Abeshaus admitted. Kurlander admitted that the company sent bogus price quotes on

other companiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; letterhead to schools so that Circle could emerge as the low bidder and schools could satisfy a requirement to seek competitive bids. Circle made up the difference on some of its lowball price quotes by overcharging for other services, Kurlander said. In New Jersey alone, 22 high schools and the school districts of Newark and Jersey City were affected along with Rutgers and Monmouth universities, according to the indictment. The indictment also charged the company showered gifts such as

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Summons & Notice on March 30, 2007 in Book 1071 at Page 1199 and rerecorded on April 12, 2007 in Book 1073, Page 1044, in the Sumter County Registry, hereinafter Mortgage. Thereafter the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any situate, lying, and being in the Township of Providence, and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Tract containing 5.00 acres, as shown on that certain boundary plat prepared for James W. Stanley, Sr., and Sharon T. Stanley, by J. Henry Walker, III RLS, dated April 5, 2001, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001 at Page 287 and having such metes and bounds as are shown on said plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Also included herewith is that certain 2001 Fleetwood Carriage Manor Manufactured Home bearing serial number GAFL175A&B72552-CD11. This being the identical property conveyed to James W. Stanley, Jr. by Deed of Jim Stanley and Sharon T. Stanley dated March 19, 2007 and recorded March 30, 2007 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1071 at Page 1196. TMS No. 233-00-02-029 Property Address: 3101Queen Chapel Road, Sumter, SC 29153.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. James W. Stanley Jr.; Discount Homes, Inc.; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: Discount Homes, Inc. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53, of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of South Carolina Code 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the attached mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original note and mortgage and Complaint attached hereto.

LIS PENDENS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by James W. Stanley Jr. to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for 1st Choice Mortgage/Equity Corp. of Lexington dated March 19, 2007 and recorded

YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on December 5, 2012 BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC, Suzanne E. Brown, SC Bar No. 76440 J. Marshall Swails, SC Bar No. 79067 J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina 29210 (888) 726-9953 Attorneys for Plaintiff, 1029031

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A cappella 42Five to perform BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com he pop-rock vocal ensemble 42Five will close out the season for the Sumter-Shaw Community Concert Association on Tuesday, April 16, with a variety of vocal gymnastics. The a cappella group of five young men covers tunes from the 1960s to the present, unaccompanied by instruments other than their own voices. The group got its start years ago in Orlando, singing on street corners in the style of a barbershop group. Since then, the singers have expanded their repertoire and have been in demand for performances around the country. An award-winning quintet, 42Five is known for its harmony and humor, as well as for producing a sound that makes audiences wonder where the band is hiding. Expect to hear covers of songs by such well known artists as Queen, James Brown, Three Dog Night, the Beach Boys, Elvis, The Bee Gees, Journey and many more.

states, Stein played violin for years before joining 42Five and then, “After realizing he could spit to make money, he quickly learned and mastered the art of vocal percussion. All of those weird-funky-amazing-wow sound effects and drum lines come straight from his very tired mouth.” Stein also does production on 42Five’s CDs and writes many of the group’s songs. His songwriting and production skills benefit various other artists of many genres, as well.

recording, worked as a studio singer and vocal arranger, while wrting songs for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and the Orlando Magic. And that’s a short list of credits. He earned many more in New York City.

Admission to the April 16 42Five concert at Patriot Hall is by membership in the Sumter-Shaw Community Concert Association, or $25 at the door. All area students

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Singing lead on most of 42Five’s songs is tenor “Big” Earl Elkins, whose biography includes the note that he “has literally traveled the globe in pursuit of the ultimate vocal challenge. Earl’s rock opera tenor voice has been heard from England to Japan while he was touring as an ambassador of the city of Orlando, with then-Mayor Glenda Hood.” Elkins is a founding member of 42Five. From upstate New York comes Geoff Castelluci, who has been singing since he could talk and has more than 10,000 a cappella performances in his resume. The bass singer for the group he co-founded, Castelluci is in demand for performances around Orlando theme parks when he’s

not singing with 42Five. He also handles vocal arrangements for the group. Danny Head started singing a cappella more than 15 years ago, and he’s been a professional vocalist for 10 years. He lived and performed in Nashville while attending the Mike Curb School of Music Business at Belmont University. During that time he worked for EMI Music Publishing as an intern, as well as at the Country Music Association; he could also be heard at the famous Bluebird Cafe. Upon his 1999 arrival in Orlando, Head got involved in music production and

with appropriate identification will be admitted for $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Tuesday, April 16, concert, and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The SSCCA is currently finalizing its 2013-14 season. President Sandi Edens said the highlight of the concert series will be a performance by Hal Linden, best known for playing Barney Miller on the TV series of the same name. For more information about the 42Five concert or season memberships call (803) 499-4032.

Layne Stein is an Orlando native, who has also been singing from the time he could talk. As his bio

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uts in the federal and acted on Broadway, budget, which in- receiving a Tony award. cludes the DeSee the story on this page partment of Defense, for information about means the U.S. Army Jazz 42Five and the final conAmbassadors concert cert of the 2012-13 seaoriginally scheduled for son. tonight has been canThe city of Sumter, celed. The Sumter-Shaw the Sumter County MuCommunity Concert Asseum and the Sumter sociation, which has Opera House a tradition of hosting are collaboout & about the free military conrating for a certs each year, hopes screening of the performances will the recent be restored soon; Steven Spielmeanwhile, President berg film, a guide to Sandi Edens said, the “Lincoln,” on arts & leisure the Opera SSCCA 2013-14 season is almost comHouse’s big Ivy MOORE plete. Hal Linden of screen at 7 “Barney Miller” fame p.m. on will anchor the season. Thursday. The event is Linden started his career being held in conjuncas a clarinetist, played tion with the museum’s and sang with big bands exhibit, “Lincoln: The

The traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” can be viewed at the Sumter County Museum Thursday through Saturday. Visitors to the exhibit will receive free tickets to see the film “Lincoln” Thursday at the Sumter Opera House.

Constitution and the Civil War,” which can be seen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Anyone visiting the exhibit will get a

free ticket to see the movie starring Oscar winners Daniel DayLewis and Sally Field as President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary

Todd Lincoln. Admission to the exhibit in the museum’s Heritage Education Building is free. For more information about “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” visit www.ala. org/publicprograms/ and www.constitutioncenter.org/lincoln/. Contact the Sumter County Museum at (803) 775-0908 or at 122 N. Washington St. To see the Lincoln exhibit without having to pay museum entry fees, enter the museum grounds from the Church Street side. Ample free parking is available on site. Sumter Collects II, an exhibition of fine art loaned to the Sumter County Gallery of Art by

local collectors, ends April 14. A wide variety of traditional and contemporary art fills all three exhibit areas at the gallery, 200 Hasel St. in the Sumter County Cultural Center. There are many true gems in this exhibition, so it’s one you won’t want to miss. Call (803) 775-0543. Sankofa Connection will present its annual cultural festival from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah AME Church on the corner of Washington and Bartlette streets. The festival features demonstrations, arts, vendors, entertainment and an authentic opening ceremony with Egyptian queens. Admission is free.


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Hot chicken takes over Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Most folks know Memphis for its barbecue and Philly for its cheesesteaks, but how about Nashville and its hot chicken? If you’re not sure, you’ve never tried this fried chicken so fiery it will leave your mouth in shock. It’s a flavor you don’t soon forget. Born as cheap, flavorful fare for Nashville’s working class community and offered late into the night for its partygoers, hot chicken has long been a staple in town. But its reputation has grown in recent years. Taylor Swift and B.o.B. even featured one of the city’s best known hot chicken shops in a video they did together. At heart, it’s fried chicken that gets finished with a potent — and nearly always secret — blend of dry, peppery seasonings (paprika and cayenne are common, though that’s just the start). But that oversimplifies things. “I don’t know,” James McNew, hot chicken fan and bassist for New Jersey indie rock band Yo La Tengo, says of the recipe. “Some kind of combination of love and hate. I’m not sure of the measurements, whether it’s half and half or not.” McNew and husband-wife bandmates Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley have been coming to Nashville for almost two decades. For the music, of course. And the chicken. They sing its praises to anyone who will listen. They even named two songs in honor of their love for Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, which has been serving up searing hot chicken since sometime during the 1940s. “It’s something different,” said Andre Prince Jeffries, second-generation owner of Prince’s. “It’s not a boring chicken. I mean, you wake up on this chicken. You’re gonna talk about it.” And talk about it they do. The members of Yo La Tengo heard about hot chicken from another band that already had fallen for it. They visited the humble strip-mall home of Prince’s in north Nashville, far from the trendy districts, and were immediately enchanted. “It really was love at first sight,” Kaplan said during a recent interview at Prince’s. “Even before we tasted it. It was obviously unique.” Prince’s is the most popular of Nashville’s growing roster of hot chicken restaurants. Over the years, it has moved several times and its owners have missed a few bills, but Jeffries, with the help of her daughter, niece, brother and cousins, has managed to keep it in her family. As the story goes, it all began with Jeffries’ great uncle Thornton Prince, a bit of a man about town whose girlfriend had put up with

enough and wanted a bit of spicy retribution. So she made him a special chicken for breakfast with a fiery kick. “But he liked it, I’m sure after he kind of startled himself on it,’” Jeffries said. “He had her make some more, whatever stuff she put on it. And word got around. People started coming out to the house for chicken.” “My great uncle started it, but of course I give credit to his lady friend,” Jeffries said. Sixty-odd years later, the family will be honored in May with a prestigious James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award. It’s a proud moment for Jeffries, but one born out of a simple idea. “I just wanted something to stay in the family,” she said. “Mom and pop places, they are phasing out. Big business is taking over, and so I think there’s very few mom and pop places open that’s been going for as long as we have. That was my goal. But it’s nothing that I’ve done. I’m standing on the shoulders of somebody else.” Many of Nashville’s hot chicken restaurants are family run. Like Prince’s, the chicken recipe at Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish — the restaurant that made the appearance in the B.o.B.-Swift video for “Both of Us” — has been handed down from one generation to the next. Dollye Ingram-Matthews, who owns Bolton’s with her husband, Bolton Matthews, thinks there’s a reason it’s become a Nashville tradition. “Probably because it’s nowhere else and you have to have experience with it to know what you’re doing,” she said. “It’s not something you can say, ‘I’m going to open up a restaurant and da da da da da.’ You have to have experience with the pepper to make sure it comes out. Because if not you’re going to have a lot of errors with your cooking.” The same is true for the customer. Ordering errors occur all the time. It’s best to start low. Hot is over the limit for most people, Ingram-Matthews says. And mild is hotter than what most chain restaurants consider spicy. Anyone who orders extra hot is asked if they’re a first-timer and politely instructed to start at a lower temperature if so. And, of course, there’s a little danger involved if you don’t take the encounter with the fiery pepper seriously. “With the dry rub, wash your fingers,” she said. “Wash up under your nail beds. Do not touch your eyes. And definitely wash your hands before you use the bathroom.” Ingram-Matthews has plenty of advice. But don’t bother asking her for the family recipe. “They say, ‘What is

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A diner reaches for a piece of hot fried chicken at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, Tenn. Hot chicken — fried chicken with varied amounts of seasoning that make the heat level run from mild to extra hot— is a signature dish of Nashville.

the secret to your recipe,’ and I say, ‘Love, joy, peace and happiness,’” she said. “And I leave it that. Because it’s full of all of that.” NASHVILLE HOT FRIED CHICKEN

To ensure that the exterior doesn’t burn before the interior cooks through, keep the oil temperature between 300 and 325 degrees. Start to finish: 2 hours Servings: 6 2 quarts cold water 1/2 cup hot sauce Salt and ground black pepper 1/2 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar 3 1/2- to 4-pound whole chicken, quartered 3 quarts peanut or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 2 cups all-purpose flour Hearty white sandwich bread (optional) Pickle chips (optional) In a large bowl, whisk the cold water, hot sauce, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup sugar until the salt and sugar dissolve. Add the chicken and refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. When ready to cook, in a small saucepan over medium, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika, remaining 1/2 teaspoon sugar and the garlic powder. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to small bowl and set aside. Remove the chicken from refrigerator and pour off brine. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Two at a time, dredge the chicken pieces through the

flour mixture. Shake excess flour from the chicken, then transfer it to wire rack. Do not discard the seasoned flour. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 F. Set a clean wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. In a large Dutch oven over medium-high, heat the remaining oil to 350 degrees. Return the chicken pieces to the flour mixture and turn to coat, then shake off the excess. Add half of the

chicken to the oil and fry, adjusting the burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 300 F and 325 F, until the skin is a deep golden brown and the white meat registers 160 F and the dark meat registers 175 F, about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain the fried chicken on the prepared wire rack and place in oven to keep warm. Return the oil to 350 F and repeat with the remaining chicken. When all of the chicken is cooked, stir the

spicy oil mixture to recombine, then brush it over both sides of the chicken. Serve on bread, if using, and top with pickles, if using. Nutrition information per serving: 780 calories; 510 calories from fat (65 percent of total calories); 57 g fat (10 g saturated; 0.5 g trans fats); 140 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 38 g protein; 1100 mg sodium. (Recipe adapted from Cook’s Illustrated magazine)

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Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 3 1/2 to 6 hours Yield: 6 servings (4 ribs per serving) 2 racks pork back ribs (2 1/2 to 3 pounds each), cut into 3- or 4-rib sections 2 cups hoisin sauce* 1 cup pineapple juice 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons sesame oil* 3 scallions, thinly sliced (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted* (optional) In medium bowl, combine hoisin sauce, pineapple juice, ginger and sesame oil. Arrange ribs in a slow cooker and pour half of the sauce mixture over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until ribs are very tender. Set remaining sauce aside in refrigerator.

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Roasted chicken gets a blanket of bacon BY ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press There is just something about roasted chicken that comforts, nourishes and satisfies like nothing else, especially when the wind is howling and it is cold outside. Not too long ago, I went to visit a friend and when I walked into her house I had to take a deep breath to savor the aromas coming from the kitchen. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep my stomach from growling; her house smelled divine. Naturally, I had to follow my nose and take a peek in the oven. Her British-born mother was roasting a chicken for Sunday supper. Not such an unusual occurrence, in and of itself. But when I looked at the chicken, I saw that the breast was blanketed in bacon, adding to the intoxicating roasting smells, not to mention a good deal of flavor to both the meat and the drippings. I knew that I had to take this English farmhouse tip home. My friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother brushed off my questions with a roll of the eyes, suggesting this really was the only way to roast a chicken. Of course, I wrap many things in bacon and it has saved many an average meal for me. But I have never wrapped a whole chicken. The thing that I loved the most about her technique was that the chicken was decidedly not wrapped; the bacon was almost haphazardly placed on top of the chicken like a blanket. It was there to aid in the cooking process, not necessarily be part of the finished dish. I decided to add this technique to my recipe for chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and shallots. I already had added shallots to the traditional 40 cloves recipe to make the chicken even more

fragrant and delicious. The beauty of this recipe is that the garlic and the shallots cook in the fat that is rendered out as the chicken â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and now bacon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; roasts. This recipe is one of my winter comfort foods and I always serve it with lots of fresh crusty bread and sweet butter to spread with the roasted garlic, as well as a green vegetable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; usually a quick saute of baby spinach.

* You can find hoisin sauce and sesame oil in the ethnic or Asian section of most major supermarkets. Serving Suggestions: Serve these ribs in the Hawaiian plate lunch style, with a scoop of white rice, macaroni salad, or slaw on the side. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also be good alongside a simple car-

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rench fries are one of a kid’s favorite things to eat. But there’s a whole lot more that can be made from delicious, nutritious potatoes. “I love the versatility of Florida potatoes,” said Chef Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “There are so many different kinds of potatoes that can be flavored in just about any way you like. Get the kids into the kitchen with you and experiment with making potato dishes the whole family will enjoy.” You can find more recipes that will have the kids saying, “Pass the potatoes, please!” at http://bit.ly/flpotato.

POTATO AND GREEN BEAN SALAD

Potatoes are a good source of potassium (for your muscles and growth), vitamin B6 (to help fight illness and help your nerves function), and fiber (for digestion). Most of the nutrients are right under the skin — leave the skin on whenever possible.

Chef Justin’s Tips • Use a combination of purple, yellow and red potatoes to make multi-colored mashed potatoes. • Leave the skin on the potatoes for extra nutrients. • Don’t over-mash the potatoes; overworking can cause them to become gummy

Yield: 10 servings 1/2 pound green beans, washed, ends trimmed and cut into thirds 2 pounds potatoes, washed, peeled and diced large 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 lemons, juiced 1/4 cup olive oil 3 bell peppers, seeded and diced small 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 red onion, diced small Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

POTATO BAR TOPPINGS • Low fat yogurt or low fat sour cream • Chives/scallions • Cheese • Bacon bits • Fresh herbs • Sun-dried tomatoes • Lemon

HOMEMADE POTATO CHIPS 4 medium fingerling potatoes, unpeeled (mixed colors) 1 tablespoon olive oil

POTATO CHIP SEASONINGS • Garlic-Parmesan • Fresh herbs • Your favorite dried spice mix (Greek, Cajun, BBQ)

Yield: 4 servings Pan release spray Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse and dry potatoes. Slice potatoes as thin as possible with a mandolin. Place sliced potatoes in medium sized mixing bowl and rinse several times with warm water. Lightly squeeze and dry potatoes. Kids Can: Place sliced potatoes

Additional seasonings (see below) Special equipment needed: French mandolin

back in a dry mixing bowl and add olive oil. Toss potatoes to make sure they are evenly coated with the oil, using a little more oil if needed. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with pan release spray. Lay sliced potatoes in a single layer on cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 15

to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cool slightly. Use a thin spatula to remove potato chips from cookie sheet into a mixing bowl. Kids Can: While they are still warm, season chips with their choice of seasoning.

Kids Can: Snap the ends off the beans and break them into thirds. Fill medium-sized mixing bowl halfway with ice and water; set aside. Fill large sized stock pot 3/4 full with lightly salted water. Bring to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans to boiling water and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a hand strainer, remove green beans from boiling water and place into the ice water to stop them from cooking. After the green beans have cooled down, remove them from the ice water and set aside. Carefully add cut potatoes to same boiling water greens beans were cooked in. Cook potatoes in boiling water for around 15 minutes, depending on size. Once tender, drain and rinse with cold water. Kids Can: In large mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and olive oil. Stir the mayonnaise mixture to combine. Add all of the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and lightly stir to combine all flavors. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep potato salad cold in the refrigerator and stir before serving on favorite greens.

ROASTED CAMPFIRE POCKETS Yield: 4 servings 20 fingerling potatoes, sliced thin 1 large onion, sliced 2 bell peppers, sliced 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped fine (basil, Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, or an oven at 375 degrees. In medium sized mixing bowl combine potatoes, onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, herbs and olive oil. Stir ingredients to combine and season lightly with salt and pepper. Make 4 12 x 12-inch squares

oregano, thyme, rosemary) 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

of aluminum foil and lay them out to be stuffed. Place a chicken breast in the middle of each foil square, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute vegetable mixture on top of each chicken breast. Fold each packet so that a tight seal is formed and all the food

is contained. Grill packets, or bake them in the oven, for 20 to 30 minutes until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees. Remove packets from heat and let cool slightly. Open packets carefully as hot steam may rush out.

Kids Can: Help slice veggies and stuff their pockets with their favorites.

SMASHED POTATO BAR Yield: 4 servings 2 pounds potatoes, washed and quartered 1/2 cup milk, warmed 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup plain yogurt or light sour cream Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Place potatoes into a soup pot and add water until they are completely covered. Lightly salt water and place over medium high heat. Cook potatoes for 15 to 25 minutes until they are soft, but not falling apart. Carefully drain the water and return them to the pot they were cooked in.

KIDS CAN: Use a potato masher to achieve desired texture, being careful not to work the potatoes too much. KIDS CAN: Add milk, butter and yogurt to mashed potatoes. Stir ingredients to combine. Taste mashed potatoes and season them with salt and pepper. Add any extra flavorings or toppings and serve warm.


April 3, 2013