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Straight from the harp Locals wonder: Where are the mosquito trucks? BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com If you haven’t seen Sumter County’s mosquito-spraying trucks in your neighborhood, Vector Control Director Alan Penland says there’s a good reason. “They’ve probably been asleep when we’ve been in that particular neighborhood,” he said on Friday. “We go out from about 6 p.m. to 1 to 2 a.m. each weekday. Some of these areas we don’t get to until really late.” The program started sending out trucks to spray the county’s 24 zones in mid-June,

Kingsbury could be 1st school to offer access to stringed instrument BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item For the first time in Sumter and perhaps the state, a local elementary school will offer a harp ensemble as a part of its extracurricular activities. Beginning this fall, Michelle Blassengale, a music teacher at Kingsbury Elementary School, said more than a dozen fourth- and fifth-grade students

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Harpist Kipper Ackerman recently fingers the strings of one of the harps that will be used by Kingsbury Elementary School’s premier harpists.

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Don’t overdo it with the salt Missy Corrigan is director of healthy living for the Sumter Family YMCA. She can be reached at mcorrigan@ymcasumter.org or (803) 773-1404. BY DANIELA BACHMEIER Special to The Item PHOTOS BY IVY MOORE / THE ITEM

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o you ever feel thirsty, tired or bloated at the end of the day? These are your body’s ways of letting you know that you have eaten too much salt. Salt is an essential nutrient. In small doses, sodium chloride helps to maintain vital processes in our bodies. According to the Salt Institute, “Sodium is involved in muscle contraction including heartbeat, nerve impulses and the digestion of body-building protein.” The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting sodium to BACHMEIER less than 2,300 mg a day (1 tsp of salt). The average American consumes more than 3,300 mg per day. According to the Centers for TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Disease Control, about 90 percent of Americans eat more sodium than is • Remove the salt shaker from the table. recommended for a • Replace salt with an alterhealthy diet. native seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash). Excessive sodium in• Look for “low-sodium” or “no take leads to water resalt added” on food labels. tention, stiffened blood vessels, high blood pressure and eventually heart disease. High blood pressure accounts for two thirds of all strokes and half of heart disease. High sodium levels in the body can also lead to the demineralization of bone and osteoporosis. SEE SALT, PAGE A8

Almost all 107 members of the Sumter, Manning and Mayesville Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club centers gathered in Sumter on Thursday for an end-of-summer/ice cream sundae party. In addition to classes aimed at helping them retain the knowledge they’d gained during the previous school year, the club provided recreation to encourage physical activity and enhance their educational experiences. Director Ben Bailey said the children enjoyed bowling, roller skating, swimming and other activities and also visited the S.C. Aquarium, the planetarium in Florence, the S.C. Museum and several other educational and fun facilities. TOP: Marble Slab Creamery ice cream engineers make sundaes to order for Salvation Boys & Girls Club members. The club was having an end-of-the-summer party before closing for several days to get ready for fall.

ABOVE: Oshae Howard, 6, mixes up her sundae before digging in. RIGHT: Members of the Mayesville center of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club celebrate their win of the end-ofsummer art competition trophy.

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Police seek help identifying carjacking, robbery suspects BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com

PROTECT YOURSELF Law enforcement recommends following these tips when using an ATM: • Use an ATM located inside an open business whenever possible. • Avoid using street ATMs during nighttime hours. If necessary, use ATMs that are welllighted and in public view. • Always be aware of suspicious persons or vehicles in the area of the ATM. Trust your gut feeling. If things don’t feel right, avoid that ATM. • Have your ATM card out of your wallet or purse before approaching the ATM. • Don’t withdraw large amounts of cash. • Secure your money at the ATM. Don’t walk away with money in hand. • If a robber demands your money, don’t argue or fight with the suspect. Note the robber’s description and give the robber the money. • Get away as soon as it is safe to do so. Remember the money is not worth getting hurt. • Report all robberies to police as soon as possible by calling 911.

For the second time in two months, an ATM user has been robbed at gunpoint and carjacked outside a Sumter bank. At 11:15 p.m. Thursday, a 25-year-old man was using the drive-up ATM outside the Bank of America on the corner of West Liberty Street and South Guignard Drive when two men in their 20s armed with handguns reportedly approached from behind the vehicle. The men robbed the victim, then ordered him and a 19-year-old woman out of the car, a green 2002 Ford Explorer, and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. The woman’s purse was also reportedly stolen, but the victims were reportedly unhurt. As of Friday, Sumter police were searching for the vehicle, a two-door sport SUV

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Police are looking for information about a Thursday night robbery and carjacking of a 25-year-old man using a drive-up ATM outside the Bank of America on the corner of West Liberty Street and South Guignard Drive. The two men police are looking for are black males in their 20s with dreadlocks, and they were armed with handguns.

with North Carolina tag SSE6078. The stolen car is valued at $3,500.

This is the second time a car has been stolen and its driver robbed at the same

bank. About 10:20 p.m. on June 28, a 59-year-old man reported that three unidentified men robbed him at gunpoint while at the ATM, then stole his car. In that case, the vehicle was recovered a short time later, found abandoned off South Main Street. Detectives with the Sumter Police Department think the same individuals are involved in both robberies. On Friday, police released photos of the suspects captured by an ATM security camera. The suspects are described as black males in their early to mid-20s with dreadlocks. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Back-to-school bashes planned throughout area FROM STAFF REPORTS The South Sumter COPS 18th Annual Community Back-to-School Jam will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Sheriff’s Office annex at the corner of Manning Avenue and Orange Street. Limited school supplies (come early) will be given out. The event will feature cake walk, face painting, games, motorcycle show and more. Lee County Branch of the NAACP will hold a back-to-school bash at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dennis Development Community Center, 410 Cedar Lane, Bishopville. The National Council of Negro Women Clarendon Section will hold a back-to-school bash at 4 p.m. Friday at the Council on Aging building, 206 S. Church St., Manning. Bookbags filled with school supplies will be given to young school-aged children. Refreshments will be served to the children. Clarendon District 2 will partner with Walmart in the “STUFF THE BUS” project. A Clarendon District 2 School Bus will be parked in the Manning Walmart parking lot Friday through Aug. 12. The Thunderguards of Sumter back-to-school extravaganza community cookout will be held from noon to 4

p.m. Aug. 10 at 104 E. Bee St. Event will feature free food and refreshments for children, a school supply giveaway, various activities and games. The Sumter Police Department will sponsor its annual back-to-school bash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Crosswell Park, featuring food, games, free haircuts, Lexy the Clown and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Lee County Male Involvement Inc. will sponsor a backto-school program at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Dennis Development Center, 410 Cedar Lane, Bishopville. The event will feature health awareness as well as crime prevention and awareness training in an effort to help families become healthy, selfsufficient and prevent crimes and criminal behavior. A giving back to the community barbecue, customer appreciation and back-to-school bash will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at VFW Sumter Post 10813, 610 Manning Ave. Sponsored by Heartz2Soulz and Soul Vybe Café, the event will feature free school supplies, coupons for shampoo and style for girls, free haircuts for boys, free food, games and more.

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Webster University President Beth Stroble addresses the crowd during the 10th anniversary ceremony of the institution’s installation on Shaw Air Force Base. Local Webster University Director Michelle Cannon looks on with faculty coordinator Tony Dukes.

University on base celebrates 10 years BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item The local campus of international institution Webster University celebrated its 10th anniversary Thursday, celebrating a decade of higher learning at its location at Shaw Air Force Base. Michelle Cannon, director of the local Webster University, said the institution is proud to have reached this milestone. “It has been a great experience,” she said. Cannon estimates that hun-

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Shaw Air Force Base 20th Missions Support Group Commander Scott Arcuri, right, presents Beth Stroble, president of Webster University, with a certificate commemorating the university’s 10th anniversary on Shaw.

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Celebrate Farmers Market Month with fresh produce FROM STAFF REPORTS Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, is asking South Carolinians to join him in celebrating Farmers Market Month in August by shopping at a farmers market in their community. “We are blessed to have an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce and locally made products here in South Carolina,” Weathers said. “You don’t just have to visit a farmers market in August; celebrate throughout the year by shopping your local market anytime.” Gov. Nikki Haley has again proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in South Carolina. Farmers Market Month is an extension of National Farmers Market Week, which runs Aug. 4-10, and celebrates farmers markets as critical food hubs that bolster regional economies while increasing access to nutritious foods. Here in South Carolina — and nationwide — local farmers markets have grown in popularity as more people are looking for and buying locally grown produce and agricultural products. Today, there are more than 120 community-based farmers markets across the state, as well as the three State Farmers Markets in West Columbia, Florence and Greenville. During your next visit to a farmers market, look for the Certified SC Grown logo to find South Carolina-grown produce and products.

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LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS These Sumter and Clarendon county markets are currently listed on http://agriculture.sc.gov. None were listed for Lee County. SUMTER • Geddings Produce 2795 Antelope Drive, Dalzell, SC 29040 Directions: 2795 Antelope Drive/Stamey Livestock Road, about 10 miles west of Dalzell Hours of operation: No produce this season but has blueberry plants for sale Email: bageddings@ftc-i.net Telephone: (803)-494-9895, 803-972-0725

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Many of the farmers selling their produce at the Sumter Farmers Market on the corner of Artillery Drive and Liberty Street offer Certified SC Grown vegetables, as does Mike Dellinger at the Downtown Sumter Market.

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture lists all certified S.C. Grown farmers markets on its website, http://agriculture.sc.gov. The site also has a link to the department’s new online magazine, Farm Flavor, at http://farmflavor.com/us-ag/ south-carolina/.

• Stafford’s Farm & Market Farm/Market address: 4105 DuBose Siding Road, Sumter Directions: Town Market located on corner of West Liberty Street and Artillery Drive at Sumter Fairgrounds (beside Exhibition Center) Hours of operation: Farm: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Town Market: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Products: April - May: strawberries, U-Pick (Farm only) or We-Pick (Farm or Town Market) June July: sweet corn, cantaloupes, honeydews, watermelons, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes (Town Market only) Email: rstaffordjr@sc.rr.com Telephone: Farm (803) 469-3191, Cell (803) 491-8893 • The Farm Store 584 Unit #2, Bultman Drive, Sumter Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seasons of operation: Year round Products: Squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, watermelons, cantaloupes, eggplant, okra, string beans, bell pepper, hot peppers, corn, butter beans, peas, potatoes, apples, peaches, peanuts, pumpkins, leafy greens, collard, cabbage, lettuce, blueberries, blackberries, herbs, milk, butter, eggs Email: fmdellinger1@aol.com Telephone: (803) 464-9644 • Willard Farms 1220 S. Brick Church Road, (Hwy. 527) Gable, SC

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29051 Directions: Intersection of 378 & Hwy. 527, 15 miles east of Sumter, 4 miles west of Turbeville. Farm is on 527 between 378 and I-95. Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Seasons of operation: Open at the beginning of strawberry season, spring through summer Products: Strawberries, sweet onions, cabbage, squash, tomatoes, okra, watermelons, sweet corn and more. Offers school tours, educational hay rides, berry picking lessons. Email: willardsfour@aol.com Telephone: (803) 495-8802, (803) 938-2814, -2818 or -3188 Website: http://willardfarms.net CLARENDON • J. Mac Farms II P.O. Box 698, Manning, 29102 Directions: 11223 Brewington Road, 9 miles north off Hwy. 301 from Manning. Turn left on North Brewington Road, go 1 mile and turn left on McKelveen Road; shed is approximately 100 yards on left. Seasons of operation: May - November Products: Produce, vegetables, butterbeans, peas, sweet corn, okra, squash, blueberries Email: jmacfarms@gmail.com Telephone: (803) 473-9373 • Richburg Farms 4553 Paxville Hwy., Manning, SC 29102 Directions: Hwy. 261, 3 miles west of Manning Seasons of operation: April - August Products: Produce, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, muscadines, sweet corn Telephone: (803) 473-4844 • Robinson Ole Country 2837 Olanta Hwy., Turbeville, SC 29162 Directions: Hwy. 301, 1.5 miles north of Turbeville Seasons of operation: April - December Products: Watermelons, tomatoes, apples, strawberries, plums, grapes, oranges, peas, beans, pumpkins, fall decorations, winter vegetables, Christmas trees Telephone: (843) 659-4073

General: Army can’t afford redundancy in future FORT JACKSON (AP) — The Army’s No. 2 general said Friday he’s telling soldiers the country’s budget strains means their ranks will be cut, but he is doing his best to ensure they will have what they need to do their jobs. “We face some very tough decisions. Our budget is going to be cut,” Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Campbell said Friday he is telling soldiers. “You are going to be in a smaller Army, but it’s still going to be the very best trained in the world.” Campbell spoke with The Associated Press at Fort Jackson, the Army’s largest training installation, as he wrapped up a several-day tour of military installations in New Jersey, New York, Kentucky and South Carolina. He said he is on the lookout for duplicative programs or support

services that could be pulled under “umbrella” organizations to cut back on overhead. “We really have to get where we can’t be redundant,” said Campbell, adding at another point, “We have to get rid of the programs that we can’t afford.” The general didn’t mention any programs specifically but did offer a vote of confidence in the so-called “resiliency” training that has been going on at Fort Jackson for several years as part of the Army’s anti-suicide programs. Fort Jackson trains about 50,000 soldiers annually, which translates into more than half of all the Army’s incoming male soldiers and 80 percent of all incoming female soldiers. This week in Washington, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel laid out a worst-case scenario for the U.S. military if

the Pentagon is forced to slash more than $50 billion from the upcoming 2014 budget and half a trillion during 10 years as a result of congressionally mandated cuts. Hagel warned Congress that to achieve that amount of savings, the Pentagon might have to cut more than 100,000 additional soldiers from the Army, which is already planning to go from a wartime high of about 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers by 2017. The current plan to reduce the size of the Marine Corps to 182,000 from a high of about 205,000 could also be changed, cutting it to as few as 150,000 Marines. Hagel said the Air Force could lose as many as five combat air squadrons as well as a number of other bomber and cargo aircraft. Hagel’s remarks were the latest in a persistent Pentagon drumbeat

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about the dire effects of the budget cuts on national defense as Congress continues to wrangle over spending bills on Capitol Hill. Asked about the effect of such comments on the Army, Campbell pointed out that the Army’s plan for cuts to 490,000 largely will be achieved by attrition. But if pressed to make further cuts if Congress can’t get around its so-called “sequestration” cuts, further reductions may have to be found among the Army Reserve or National Guard. “What we don’t want to do is become a hollow force, where you have a lot of people and no equipment and no readiness,” Campbell said. He noted that the current reductions of combat brigades at Fort Bragg, N.C., and among combat brigades at a

number of other Army installations will reduce the number of officers in headquarters staffs, and thereby achieve some savings. But he said there is a level beyond which he knows the Army can’t go. “If you come down low, our risk goes up,” Campbell said. “It’s not in our DNA to say, ‘We can’t do it.’”

The general said it is necessary for the Army leadership, like himself, to point out that with fewer resources, there are missions the Army won’t be able to take on. “We’ve got to point it out. We can’t do it,” Campbell said, adding, “Otherwise, we put our soldiers in harm’s way, and they are not going to be trained, and we will kill people.”

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U.S. issues global travel alert, citing al-Qaida threat WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world. The State Department warned American citizens of the potential for terrorism particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, with a possible attack occurring or coming from the Arabian Peninsula. “Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” the statement said. It urged American travelers to take extra precautions when traveling overseas and suggested they sign up for State Department alerts and

‘U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.’ U.S. State Department register with U.S. consulates in the countries they are visiting. The alert was posted a day after the U.S. announced it would close diplomatic facilities on Sunday because of an unspecified threat. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said the department acted out of an “abundance of caution” and that some missions may stay closed for longer than a day. Sunday is a business day in Muslim countries. The diplomatic offices affected stretch from Mauri-

tania in northwest Africa to Afghanistan. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Friday the embassy threat was linked to al-Qaida and focused on the Middle East and Central Asia. “We’ve had a series of threats,” Royce told reporters. “In this instance, we can take a step to better protect our personnel and, out of an abundance of caution, we should.” He declined to say if the National Security Agen-

cy’s much-debated surveillance program helped reveal the threat. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel, also supported the department’s decision to go public with its concerns. “The most important thing we have to do is protect American lives,” he said, describing the threat as “not the regular chit chat” picked up from would-be militants on the Internet or elsewhere. The State Department issued a major warning last year informing American diplomatic facilities across the Muslim world about potential violence connected to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Dozens of American installations were besieged by protests over an anti-Islam video made by an American resident. In Benghazi, Libya, the

U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed when militants assaulted a diplomatic post, but the administration no longer says that attack was related to the demonstrations. Friday’s alert warned that al-Qaida or its allies may target U.S. government or private American interests. It cited dangers involved with public transportation systems and other prime sites for tourists, noting that previous terrorist attacks have centered on subway and rail networks as well as airplanes and boats. “U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling,” the department said. It recommended Americans traveling overseas register with consular authorities on a travel registration website. The alert expires on Aug. 31.

GOP in key states tries to slow anti-abortion push BY THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal, but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a march through conservative legislatures, anti-abortion Republicans passed a wave of new restrictions that would sharply limit when a woman could terminate a pregnancy and where she could go to do so. The push brought the antiabortion movement closer to a key milestone, in which the procedure would become largely inaccessible in the three-fifths of the country controlled by Republicans even if still technically legal under Roe vs. Wade. But rather than continuing to roll across the GOP heartland in synch with the pro-life movement’s plan, the effort may now be hitting a wall. The obstacle comes not from opposing Democrats but from GOP leaders who believe pressing further is a mistake for a party trying to soften its harder edges after election losses last year. The resisting Republicans include governors and top legislators in more than a half-dozen states, including some of the largest and most politically competitive in the party’s 30-state coalition. They are digging in to stop the barrage of abortion proposals, hoping to better cultivate voters not enamored with the GOP’s social agenda. “It’s a huge mistake if your ear is not in tune where people are,” said Republican state Sen. Dale Schultz in Wisconsin, who is trying to fend off more abortion legislation in the state’s GOP-controlled legislature, even though he says he personally

supports it. “And we were pushing people too fast. All we’re going to do is panic people, and this is going to blow up if we don’t begin to moderate on some of this stuff.” The Ohio Senate president, Republican Tom Neihaus, blocked a bill in November that would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy. “I just didn’t think it was appropriate,” said Niehaus, a supporter of earlier antiabortion measures. “It’s a distraction from our primary focus of getting the economy back on track.” But anti-abortion leaders say they are determined to push on into more Republican strongholds, taking advantage of the party’s majority status. “It is definitely the case that the future for us lies beyond what is considered your traditional pro-life states,” said Dan McConchie, vice president of Americans United for Life, which circulates model legislation to state lawmakers. The dissension, strongest in the Midwest and southern border states, is flaring as the GOP prepares for competitive races in the contested regions next year. The antiabortion movement is poised to press for constitutional amendments giving legal rights to fetuses, bans on abortions based on gender and an end to abortion exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Anti-abortion Republicans have gotten more than 170 new abortion laws passed in 30 states since the party won control of a majority of statehouses in 2010. This year’s push was highlighted by some of the strongest restrictions yet passed in North Dakota, Arkansas and Texas.

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Employers add 162K jobs; rate falls to 7.4 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to a 4½-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign. Unemployment declined from 7.6 percent in June because more Americans found jobs, and others stopped looking and were no longer counted as unemployed. Still, Friday’s report from the Labor Department pointed to a less-than-robust job market. It suggested that the economy’s subpar growth and modest consumer spending are making many businesses cautious about hiring. The government said employers added a combined 26,000 fewer jobs in May and June than it previously estimated. Americans

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worked fewer hours in July, and their average pay dipped. And many of the jobs employers added last month were for lower-paying work at stores, bars and restaurants. For the year, job growth has remained steady. The economy has added an average 200,000 jobs a month since January, though the pace has slowed in the past three months to 175,000. Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, called the employment report “slightly negative,” in part because job growth for May and June was revised down. Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West, said it showed “a mixed labor market picture of continued improvement but at a still frustratingly slow pace.” The reaction from inves-

tors was muted. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 9 points in midafternoon trading. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.62 percent from 2.71 percent. The Federal Reserve will review the July employment data in deciding whether to slow its $85 billion a month in bond purchases in September, as many economists have predicted it will do. Weaker hiring could make the Fed hold off on any pullback in its bond buying, which has helped keep longterm borrowing costs down. Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist at Standard & Poor’s, said she thinks Friday’s report will make the Fed delay a slowdown in bond buying. “September seems very unlikely now,” she says. “I’m wondering if December is still in the cards.”


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Congress’ food stamp conflict could end in changes to program WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking. Through five years and counting of economic distress, the food aid program has swollen up like a summer tomato. It grew to $78 billion last year, more than double its size when the recession began in late 2007. That makes it a juicy target for conservative Republicans seeking to trim spending and pare government. But to many Democrats, food stamps are a major element of the country’s commitment to help citizens struggling to meet basic needs. These competing visions are now clashing in Congress. The Republican-led House has severed food stamp policy from farm legislation, its longtime safe harbor. A group of GOP lawmakers is planning a separate food stamp bill that would cut the program by as much as 5 percent, or about $4 billion a year. The Democratic-led Senate, meanwhile, has passed a joint farm-andfood-stamp bill bearing a more modest reduction of about $400 million annually. The way the conflict is resolved could have a big impact on the future

of food stamps. From President Lyndon Johnson’s vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan’s condemnation of “welfare queens� to President Bill Clinton’s embrace of welfare work requirements, food stamps have been a potent symbol. Partisans tend to see what they want to see in the program: barely enough bread and milk to sustain hungry children, or chips and soda, maybe even steak and illicit beer, for cheaters and layabouts gaming the system. NO MORE STAMPS

These days, people in the nation’s largest food aid program pay with plastic. These special debit cards are swiped at convenience store or supermarket checkouts to pay for groceries. The cards can’t be used for alcohol or cigarettes or nonfood items such as toothpaste, paper towels or dog chow. Junk food or high-priced treats are OK. The first food stamps were a temporary plan to help feed the hungry toward the end of the Great Depression of the 1930s. The government subsidized the cost of blue stamps that poor people used to buy food from farm surpluses.

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Kevin Concannon, U.S. undersecretary of agriculture, chats with vendor Helen Wise at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh in 2012. The federal government is spending $4 million to make such markets more accessible to food stamp recipients.

The idea was revived in the 1960s and expanded into a permanent program that sold food coupons to low-income people at a discount. Beginning in the 1970s, food stamps were given to the poor for free. Benefit cards began gradually replacing paper in the 1980s. Food stamps aren’t the government’s only way to feed those in need. There are more than a dozen smaller programs, including the one for Women, Infants and Children, and free and reduced-price school lunches. In 2008, food stamps were officially renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. But most peo-

Workmen sort individual 25-pound packages of nonperishable food in March 1932 for needy families in New York City, where the The Emergency Unemployment Relief Committee established the central depot and share-a-meal drive to provide food during the Great Depression.

ple still know the name that’s been familiar since 1939. ONE IN EVERY 7 AMERICANS

In a nation of 314 million people, roughly 47 million are eating with food stamps each month. Who are they? Children and teenagers make up almost half the rolls, according to the Agriculture Department. About 10 percent are seniors. The vast majority don’t receive any cash welfare. Many households that shop with SNAP cards have someone who’s employed but qualify for help because of low earnings. The average food stamp allotment is $133 a person per month. The monthly amount a family gets depends on the household’s size, earnings and expenses, as well as changing food prices and other factors. Households can qualify for help with earnings up to 30 percent higher than the federal poverty level, making the limit about $30,000 for a family of four this year. These households are limited to no more than $2,000 in savings, or $3,250 if

there are elderly or disabled residents. In addition, most states allow people to qualify automatically for food stamps if they are eligible for certain other welfare programs. Although food stamps are paid for with federal tax dollars, states administer the program and have some choices in setting requirements. Able-bodied adults who aren’t raising children are supposed to work or attend job training or similar programs to stay on food stamps more than three months. But work requirements across most of the nation have been waived for several years because of the high unemployment rate. People who are living in the United States illegally aren’t eligible for food stamps. Most adults who immigrate legally aren’t eligible during their first five years in the country. RISING LIKE YEAST

The cost to taxpayers more than doubled over just four years, from $38 billion in 2008 to $78 billion last year. Liberals see a program responding to ris-

ing need at a time of economic turmoil. Conservatives see out-ofcontrol spending, and many Republicans blame President Obama. While seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, Newt Gingrich labeled Obama the “food stamp president.â€? Some of the growth can be attributed to Obama’s food stamp policies, but Congress’ budget analysts blame most of it on the economy. The big factors: • The SNAP program is an entitlement, meaning everyone who is eligible can get aid, no matter the cost to taxpayers. • Millions of jobs were lost in the recession that hit in 2007. Unemployment is still high, and many people who have jobs are working fewer hours or for lower pay than before, meaning more people are eligible. • Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus temporarily increased benefit amounts; that boost is set to expire on Nov. 1. Time limits for jobless adults without dependents are still being waived in most of the country.

USPS takes photos of all processed mail BY ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States — 160 billion last year — and keeps them on hand for up to a month. In an interview with The Associated Press, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the photos of the exterior of mail pieces are used primarily for the sorting process, but they are available for law enforcement, if requested. The photos have been used “a couple of times� to trace letters in criminal cases, Donahoe said Thursday, most recently involving ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “We don’t snoop on customers,� said Donahoe, adding that there’s no big database of the images because they are kept on nearly 200 machines at processing facilities across the country. Each machine re-

tains only the images of the mail it processes. “It’s done by machine, so there’s no central area where any of this information would be,� he said. “It’s extremely expensive to keep pictures of billions of pieces of mail. So there’s no need for us to do that.� The images are generally stored for between a week and 30 days and then disposed of, he said. Keeping the images for those periods may be necessary to ensure delivery accuracy, for forwarding mail or making sure that the proper postage was paid, he said. “Law enforcement has requested a couple of times if there’s any way we could figure out where something came from,� he said. “And we’ve done a little bit of that in the ricin attacks.� The automated mail tracking program was created after the deadly anthrax attacks in 2001 so the Postal Service could more easily track hazardous substances and keep people safe,

Donahoe said. “We’ve got a process in place that pretty much outlines, in any specific facility, the path that mail goes through,� he said. “So if anything ever happens, God forbid, we would be able very quickly to track back to see what building it was in, what machines it was on, that type of thing. That’s the intent of the whole program.� Processing machines take photographs so software can read the images to create a barcode that is stamped on

the mail to show where and when it was processed, and where it will be delivered, Donahoe said. The Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program was cited by the FBI on June 7 in an affidavit that was part of the investigation into who was behind threatening, ricin-tainted letters sent to Obama and Bloomberg. The program “photographs and captures an image of every piece of mail that is processed,� the affidavit by an FBI agent said. Mail from the same

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BY STEVE ROTHWELL AP Markets Writer NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A tepid jobs report caused the stock market to stall on Friday, a day after the Standard & Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500 index broke through 1,700 points for the first time. Indexes edged down after the U.S. added fewer jobs than forecasted in July, curbing optimism that the economy is poised to pick up strength in the second half of the year. The government reported that 162,000 jobs were created last month, pushing the unemployment rate down to a 4½year low of 7.4 percent. The number of jobs added was the lowest since March and well below the 183,000 economists polled by FactSet were expecting. Brad Sorensen, Charles Schwabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of market and sector research, said the jobs re-

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JAMES M. LANE James M. Lane, age 80, beloved husband of Connie Lea Blackwell Lane, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence. Born in Marion, he was a son of the late Lacy and Evelyn Ammons Lane. Mr. Lane served in the United States Air Force and retired as a senior LANE master sergeant after 20 years of loyal service. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Carolina, he went on to work with DHEC and retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 15, Aldersgate United Methodist Church and the Aldersgate Wesley Sunday School Class. Surviving in addition to his wife, Connie, are three sons, Michael Lane and his wife, Connie, of Hartsville, James Lane and his wife, Ardel, of Sumter and Scott Lane and his wife, Donna, of Marion; one daughter, Christina Blakely of Sumter; one stepdaughter, Tanya Brawner and her husband, Barry, of Louisville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lane was preceded in death by his former wife, Betty Lane; two brothers, Denny and Harold Lane; and four sisters, Annie Ruth Rogers, Doris Chandler, Jackie Gibbons and Joyce Snead. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Dr. Webb

Belangia officiating. Interment will follow in Lane Cemetery, Marion, with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

CURTIS H. CAULKINS Jr. Curtis Henry “Curt” Caulkins Jr., 80, died at home on Aug. 1, 2013. Born Dec. 27, 1932, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a son of the late Curtis Henry Sr. and Adelaide Jorgensen Caulkins. He married Elizabeth Ann Parnell of Lynchburg on Sept. 6, 1957. Following a four year tour with the United States Air Force in the Far East (1952-1954) and then at Shaw Air Force Base, Mr. Caulkins graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1961. After graduating, he returned to work in Sumter as a steel estimator, and then later as production manager, shop manager and project engineer in the utility and paper business for B.L. Montague Co. After 35 years, he then partnered with his son, Steve, and established the Pit Stop Kwik Lube Inc. in Florence. He was active in many community organizations, including

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Claremont Masonic Lodge No. 436, Sons of the American Revolution (Matthew Singleton Chapter), Sumter Lions Club and the Sumter YMCA. He served St. James Lutheran Church in many capacities during his 56-year membership, most recently as congregational president in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Caulkins of the home; a daughter, Susan Edith Caulkins of Sumter; a son, Curtis Steven “Steve” Caulkins (Missy) of Florence; four grandchildren, Margaret Anne, Curtis Ellis and Steven Alexander Caulkins, all of Florence, and Sarah Frances Anderson of Jefferson; sisters-inlaw, Barbara Kent Caulkins of Woodbury, Conn., and Jeraldine Parnell Johnson of Arab, Ala.; cousins, David Rising (Judy) of Pennsylvania and Constance Gleichmann (Ted) of New Jersey; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Turner Caulkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1137 Alice Drive, Sumter, with the Rev. Keith Getz officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at St. James Lutheran Church. A private family burial will be held at Lynchburg Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Capital Campaign, St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1137 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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lot of rain breeds a lot of mosquitoes, but the spray is nearly useless when it’s raining that much,” he said. “At this point, the trucks have been everywhere at least a couple of times, and I believe we’ve made some ground in the past week or two due to not having as many rainouts.”

This year’s program also got started a bit late, Penland said, as Vector Control was turned over to local governments from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. Sumter’s program has been funded jointly by the city of Sumter and Sumter County, and Penland holds this job

JOHN W. PHILLIPS CAMDEN — John Wilson Phillips, 77, husband of Judith Chapman Phillips, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at a local nursing facility. Born in Nashville, Tenn., he was a son of the late John Wilson Phillips and Charlie Mae Roberts Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a member of Day Star Mission Church. He retired from Rexam and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife of Camden; one son, Steve Phillips; one daughter, Sherri Joyner; one sister, Mary Shaffer (Bob); one stepson, Donnie Tarleton; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Phillips. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home and other times at the home. Hancock-ElmoreHill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in

charge of the arrangements.

MARION JOHNSON Jr. Marion Johnson Jr., 45, husband of Olga Nicole McKnight Johnson, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1967, in Lee County, he was a son of Libby Ann Rembert Johnson-Owens and the late Marion Eugene Johnson Sr. The family will receive friends and relatives at 215 Loring Drive, Sumter, and at the home of his mother, 38 Plowden Mill Road, Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter. STACEY V. SPANN Stacey Veronica Spann, 38, departed this life early on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Medical University of South Carolina hospital, Charleston. Born Oct. 14, 1974, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Harry Lee Spann and Juantia Brown. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. She was employed at Colonial Pediatrics in Sumter. She leaves to cherish her fond memories: a fiance, Cornelius Burns; six children, which includes five daughters, Shanequia, Daquila, Rayona, Tionna and Shaneil, and one son, Mekhi; her mother, Juantia Brown; her father, Harry Lee Spann (Mary); two sisters, Sinita Major and Kayla Rouse; one brother, Eric Spann; grandmother, Hattie Mae Brown; grandparents, Sam and Luphyllis McFadden; one grand-

in addition to current responsibilities as a golf course superintendent at Crystal Lakes Golf Course. “I have a background in chemical application,” he said, “and (Sumter County Administrator Gary) Mixon asked me if I wanted the job.” Penland said residents who want to

Tips for fighting mosquitoes around the home BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com While trucks from Sumter County Vector Control have been going out just about every night in the past two weeks to spray for mosquitoes, experts who deal with the aggravating critters encourage residents to prevent breeding grounds from forming in their neighborhoods. “Obviously the biggest thing is you don’t want any standing water around your house,” said Sumter Vector Control Director Alan Penland. Dr. Adam Eichelberger, director of Animal Health Programs for Clemson Livestock, said in July that even as much as one-half inch of water can provide ample breeding ground for mosquitoes. “Mosquitoes can lay eggs in as little as a teaspoon of water,” Eichelberger said. “That’s all it takes.”

Penland said flower pots, buckets, tarps or anything else that can accumulate water should also be checked. Tire swings should have holes drilled in them to allow water to escape. “Excessive brush on a property can also create an environment for mosquitoes,” Penland said. “Bird baths and pet bowls should also be cleaned regularly to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in them.” Eichelberger recommends turning over “larger yard items that can hold water, like children’s portable sandboxes, plastic toys and even pools when they’re not in use.” He also said residents should remove tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment that aren’t taut. “These can also hold just that teaspoon-full that mosquitoes can grow in,” Eichelberger said. Penland and Eichelberger

said it’s important to control mosquitoes not only for the itchy bites that make them such pests, but also because the small creatures carry potentially fatal illnesses like West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The latter, a disease particularly fatal in horses, is deadly in nearly one-third of all human cases. Eichelberger told The Item through email in late July that Sumter now has three confirmed horse deaths from EEE and one in Clarendon County. There are 13 cases in the state overall as of July 24. There were 14 confirmed cases in 2012 for the whole mosquito season. Mosquitoes spread the illness to horses, humans, other mammals and even reptiles and amphibians. “It is almost always fatal in horses,” Eichelberger said, “But it can be particularly damaging in human populations. Keeping mosquito populations under control,

and working toward eradicating them on your property altogether, will keep you and your pets safe.” Penland said if residents are concerned with, or plagued by, the minute nuisances, they can use home fogger systems available at most hardware stores. There are also mosquito elimination barrier treatments folks can use on their yards. The barrier treatments reduce the need for residents to use DEET-containing bug spray on the body when outside in a treated yard, and some eliminate up to 90 percent of mosquitoes and ticks on a property. “Those (home treatments) are becoming very popular and they’re selling like hotcakes this year,” Penland said. “With all the rain we’ve had, people have been going even further to control the mosquitoes.” Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.

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child, A’monie; eight aunts; two uncles; two very special friends, Amenia Anderson and Latisha Roach; a devoted host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jervey Brown Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Harry Clark officiating, eulogist. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of her grandmother, Hattie Mae Brown, 154 Keels Road, Sumter. The funeral procession will leave at 1:30 p.m. from the home of her grandmother. Floral attendants will be the Class of 1992. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in Clarks United Methodist Churchyard cemetery, U.S. 401 North, Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@ sc.rr.com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc. com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

GEORGE E. CHAPPELL George E. Chappell, 91, widower of Ruth McCravey Chappell, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Services will be announced by ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter.

make sure the trucks hit their area can always call and make a request. “We’ve had a high volume of requests, and we always call back and try to get out to those requests as quickly as we can,” Penland said. Residents with certain health conditions who could be affected by spraying operations are asked to call Vector Control as well to find out when trucks may be operating in their neighborhoods. Beekeepers are also encouraged to call, as the chemicals involved can affect bees as well. For more information, call Vector Control at (803) 774-0045 or (803) 774-0044. Callers should give their home phone numbers, addresses and exact directions to their properties. Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 7741211.

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SALT from Page A1 How can you limit your salt intake? There are many ways to be conscious of salt. First of all, take the salt shaker away from the table. Another healthy alternative is to use a pre-mixed seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash). Using herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of your food can eliminate the need for that extra bit of salt. Staying away from boxed and processed food can help you to significantly lower your daily intake. For example, one serving of Digiorno pizza contains 960 mg of salt (40 percent of daily value), one serving of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has 580 mg (24 percent of daily value) and 2 oz. of Oscar Mayer deli ham is 680 mg (28 percent of your daily intake). By preparing your meals with fresh ingredients, you are able to monitor how much sodium your family is taking in each day. Food labels can be a helpful tool when shop-

ping for groceries. Next time you are at the grocery store take a look at two different brands of the same food. Just because they are the same food does not mean that they were packed and processed the same way. When looking for canned vegetables, always make sure that the can is labeled “no salt added.” Comparing cans of Del Monte green beans, the can with salt added contains 380 mg of salt, and the can with no salt has 10 mg of salt. By choosing the one where salt has been added, you’ve already used 16 percent of your daily value. It is a good idea to have your blood pressure checked regularly. In most cases doctors recommend checking it once a year. Free blood pressure machines are located at the Sumter Walmart, Walgreens or Bi-lo. If you think you might be at risk for any cardiovascular condition, please consult a physician.

HARPS from Page A1 will have an opportunity the harps to sit on. to learn to play the For roughly $700 each, stringed instrument from Ackerman said, Barnum local harpist Kipper Ackcreated six small harps, erman. Ackerman volun- perfectly sized for the stuteers her time playing her dents. Barnum first built harp for patients at Tua harp two years ago but omey Rehas worked WANT TO HELP? gional Mediwith wood for cal Center. three deKingsbury Elementary School “I’ve come cades. He is currently looking for individto an undermodified the uals or businesses willing to standing of instructions donate funds to the harp ensemble so it can purchase the healing for a 22-string more harps. Contact Principal properties of lever folk Philip Jackson at (803) 775the harp,” she harp to make 6244 if you’re interested. said. “There the instruare children ments. The in our community that solid oak construction need healing.” makes the harps less likeThe elementary school ly to be damaged, Ackerstudents first sampled the man said. music of the harp when The ensemble is slated Ackerman visited the to meet from 2:30-4:45 school in March. It was p.m. on Mondays, beginan experience that her ning the week after Labor students continued to Day. The 15 students will talk about throughout the rotate between the harps remainder of the school as they learn how to play. year, Blassengale said. Space is limited, so any “They had never seen interested students will a harp before,” she said. go through an interview “Some of the children process. didn’t know that it was a “I want them to be real instrument.” honestly interested in it,” Part of the allure of the Blassengale said. instrument was that AckThe goal, Blassengale erman played classical said, is to have the harp songs as well as harp adensemble perform duraptations of today’s pop ing the annual Christmas songs. program at the school. “I have ‘Gangnam Principal Phillip JackStyle’ as a part of my rep- son said the school is forertoire now,” she said, tunate to have Ackerman laughing. share her talent with One of the biggest obKingsbury students and stacles was obtaining the hopes the ensemble will instruments, Blassengale serve the budding musisaid. The instruments are cians well. typically costly and must “We know the gift of be handled with care. music has the power to Enter cabinetmaker Mike transform lives,” he said. Barnum, a Camden“These students will be based carpenter who working toward someagreed to make the harps thing greater for themalong with a pedestal for selves.”

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Independent Studies show that homes lose 20% to 40% of their heating and cooling through leaky air ducts.

TODAY

TONIGHT

SUNDAY

MONDAY 87°

94° 90°

TUESDAY 88°

WEDNESDAY 89°

74° 70°

Some sun, a t-storm around in the p.m.

Partly cloudy and humid

Winds: SSW 4-8 mph

Winds: SSW 4-8 mph

Winds: W 6-12 mph

Chance of rain: 40%

Chance of rain: 5%

Chance of rain: 55%

Clouds and sun with a thunderstorm

Sumter through 4 p.m. yesterday High ............................................... 87° Low ................................................ 73° Normal high ................................... 90° Normal low ..................................... 69° Record high ..................... 101° in 1980 Record low ......................... 60° in 1966

68°

Greenville 90/70

A thunderstorm possible in the afternoon

Winds: E 6-12 mph

Winds: SE 6-12 mph

Winds: SSE 6-12 mph

Chance of rain: 30%

Chance of rain: 55%

Chance of rain: 30%

Full pool 360 76.8 75.5 100

7 a.m. yest. 357.48 76.46 75.24 99.43

24-hr chg +0.08 +0.09 -0.03 -0.12

River Black River Congaree River Lynches River Saluda River Up. Santee River Wateree River

Full pool 12 19 14 14 80 24

7 a.m. yest. 8.63 4.72 7.97 5.21 80.79 20.54

24-hr chg +0.01 -0.36 +0.87 -1.98 -0.03 -0.12

Today Hi/Lo/W 90/70/t 86/64/pc 90/70/pc 92/71/t 90/75/t 85/75/pc 90/75/t 90/69/pc 89/71/pc 92/73/t

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 94/67/t 85/58/t 95/67/t 95/68/pc 94/73/t 86/73/t 95/73/t 92/63/t 93/68/t 95/69/t

Columbia 92/73 Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Sunday: Clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around.

Aug. 6 Full

Aug. 14 Last

Aug. 20

Aug 28

Myrtle Beach 88/76

Manning 91/74

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Aiken 90/70 Charleston 90/75

The following tide table lists times for Myrtle Beach.

Sat.

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2013 Today Hi/Lo/W 91/73/t 89/74/pc 90/73/pc 90/74/pc 90/73/t 92/72/t 92/70/pc 89/73/pc 90/75/t 90/71/t

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Florence 90/73

Sumter 90/74

Today: A shower or thunderstorm around, mainly later. High 86 to 90. Sunday: Sun and clouds with a shower or thunderstorm. High 90 to 94.

City Darlington Elizabeth City Elizabethtown Fayetteville Florence Gainesville Gastonia Goldsboro Goose Creek Greensboro

New Sunrise today .......................... 6:34 a.m. Sunset tonight ......................... 8:20 p.m. Moonrise today ....................... 3:45 a.m. Moonset today ........................ 6:00 p.m.

Bishopville 90/73

24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ............ trace Month to date ............................... trace Normal month to date ................. 0.39" Year to date ............................... 34.87" Normal year to date .................. 28.73"

73°

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Lake Murray Marion Moultrie Wateree

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Today Hi/Lo/W 90/70/pc 88/68/t 87/78/t 92/73/t 93/71/pc 92/72/pc 86/71/pc 89/67/pc 89/76/t 88/76/t

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 92/64/t 88/60/t 90/78/t 92/75/t 94/69/c 95/70/pc 92/67/t 89/59/t 94/74/t 91/73/t

High Ht. 7:11 a.m.....2.6 7:39 p.m.....3.2 7:59 a.m.....2.7 8:23 p.m.....3.2

City Orangeburg Port Royal Raleigh Rock Hill Rockingham Savannah Spartanburg Summerville Wilmington Winston-Salem

Low Ht. 1:59 a.m.....0.8 1:53 p.m.....0.3 2:44 a.m.....0.6 2:39 p.m.....0.3

Today Hi/Lo/W 90/74/t 90/76/t 91/71/pc 91/70/pc 91/72/pc 92/74/t 90/70/pc 89/78/t 88/74/t 90/70/t

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 94/67/t 93/74/t 91/64/t 94/64/t 94/64/t 93/75/pc 93/64/t 91/77/t 92/69/t 89/62/t

Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

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Today Sun. Today Sun. City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Albuquerque 91/71/pc 92/70/t Las Vegas 100/81/s 101/81/s Anchorage 67/57/r 66/56/r Los Angeles 78/64/pc 80/64/pc Atlanta 89/74/pc 92/69/t Miami 90/78/pc 91/78/t Baltimore 85/64/t 83/59/pc Minneapolis 78/57/s 79/64/pc Boston 82/66/sh 78/58/pc New Orleans 92/77/t 92/77/t Charleston, WV 84/64/t 79/50/pc New York 82/68/t 80/62/pc Charlotte 90/69/pc 92/63/t Oklahoma City 100/73/pc 97/76/s Chicago 79/60/pc 77/59/pc Omaha 80/62/c 80/65/t Cincinnati 84/63/t 79/56/pc Philadelphia 85/68/t 83/61/pc Dallas 103/80/pc 103/80/s Phoenix 104/87/pc 105/88/s Denver 84/61/t 87/64/t Pittsburgh 74/58/t 74/53/pc Des Moines 80/60/c 80/63/pc St. Louis 85/67/t 82/66/pc Detroit 78/59/pc 73/56/pc Salt Lake City 90/68/pc 95/69/s Helena 78/52/t 87/55/pc San Francisco 67/53/pc 64/54/pc Honolulu 88/75/s 88/73/s Seattle 77/58/pc 83/59/s Indianapolis 82/60/t 79/58/pc Topeka 88/68/t 82/67/t Kansas City 86/65/t 81/65/t Washington, DC 88/69/t 83/63/pc Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ARIES (March 21-April 19): the last word in astrology Be aware of what others Avoid complaints by do. Don’t pursue a taking care of eugenia LAST situation that could leave responsibilities before you in a vulnerable moving on to position. A problem pleasurable activities. regarding your reputation is apparent if you Emotional issues may crop up and situations aren’t careful about how you deal with others. get blown out of proportion if not addressed concisely. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore new avenues and put your talents out there for all TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Show how you feel to see. You’ll attract positive attention, and speak up about your plans. Take an active support and personal interest that will ensure role in finding ways to make selfyou will achieve the goals you set. improvements that will raise your confidence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make changes GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Reconsider your at home that will complement the pursuits status. You can make creative changes that you plan to conquer. Don’t make impulsive will help stabilize your life and future, but you expenditures when you can get what you must be cognizant of the protocol to follow want for less by using your own skills. before you begin. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t live in the CANCER (June 21-July 22): Set your sights on past or dwell on things you cannot change. doing the things that enhance your lifestyle Resurrect your upfront, determined, takeand improve your love life. Relationships can charge attitude and forge into the future with reach an all-time high with the right optimism. nurturing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Ask for LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t make a crucial suggestions, but don’t feel obligated to stick decision unless you have all the facts and to exactly what’s being suggested. Innovation figures to back up your choice. A last-minute coupled with determination will be your key change on your part will help you convince to success. others to support your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Enjoy entertaining VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Getting together or being treated to something that makes with people you have worked, studied or you feel good. A social outing will lead to enjoyed doing things with in the past will creative ideas that will help you formulate a brighten your day and your outlook for future unique plan to raise your standard of living. prospects.

PICK 3 FRIDAY: 1-9-2 AND 8-4-5 PICK 4 FRIDAY: 7-5-2-1 AND 7-9-6-3 PALMETTO CASH 5 FRIDAY: 2-7-21-27-29 POWERUP: 3 CAROLINA CASH 6 THURSDAY: 7-10-11-26-33-36 MEGAMILLIONS NUMBERS WERE NOT AVAILABLE AT PRESS TIME.

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West Columbia man charged with killing roommate during argument WEST COLUMBIA — Authorities said a West Columbia man has strangled his roommate in the home they shared. Police said they arrested 21-year-old Mykell Lerch on Friday and charged him with murder. Investigators said Lerch was arguing with his roommate, 32-yearold Mark Zeigler, about

7 a.m. Thursday, when the fight turned violent and Zeigler was strangled. Authorities said a neighbor called police about the fight, and officers found Lerch with a bite mark and scratches on his arm. Investigators said the marks appeared to be made by someone desperately trying to pull an arm away.

Sandra Holbert comments on her photo submission, “If you have ever traveled U.S. 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains and questioned the need for the elk crossing signs, here’s proof that you should heed those warnings. This fellow held up travelers for a few minutes in front of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, just north of Cherokee, N.C., while he went on a stroll.”


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Local coaches reflect on opening day of high school football practice BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com As the first day of fall football practice came to a close for South Carolina High School League teams, local head coaches had different takes on it. “If I could put it into one word it would be typical,” Crestwood head coach Keith Crolley said. “We probably had about 85 kids out here (combined varsity and junior varsity) and I thought we had a real good practice. The kids were excited CROLLEY and everything went pretty smoothly.” The Knights will have seven returning starters on offense and three on defense. Crolley said nothing has changed FELDER scheme-wise going into this season and the kids appeared sharp at practice. “I was real pleased with everybody knowing what we’ve been doing,” he said. “They had a good idea and there weren’t too many mental lapses out there today so it went pretty well. “They know what we expect and they came in ready to go. A lot have

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Sumter High football players participate in a drill on Friday at SHS during the first official day of practice for the upcoming season.

been working over the summer.” Crolley said this year more concentration will be put on the defense. “Defensively we want kids who can get out there running and chasing after the ball and be aggressive,” he

said. “It’s a whole lot easier to play slow than it is to have to play the guys that have to remember every single play.” New Manning head coach Tony Felder said he had one of the biggest

turnouts since he’s been with the Monarchs when 94 kids showed up to practice. “The kids had a lot of energy and SEE GRIND, PAGE B3

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Dixie Boys eye WS repeat O’Zones finally taste success BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com With nine of its 13 players having been part of the Sumter 13-year-old Junior Boys World Series championship team, the Sumter 14 Dixie Boys all-star baseball team thought it would have a cakewalk in the state tournament for a bid to win another World Series this year. McLeod Park of FlorTOUCHBERRY ence had other ideas though, beating Sumter 6-4 in the second game of the state tournament. “It was a pretty big eye opener,” shortstop/pitcher Dawson Price said of the loss to McLeod Park. “It helped us to learn that we can’t just walk out on the field and expect to win. We benefited from it.”

“It put us in a bad position,” said Ryan Touchberry, who plays shortstop, pitches and catches for Sumter. “It made us realize if we were going to win the state championship we had to get together and play baseball.” Sumter did just that, beating its opponents by a 72-11 score over its final four games, including victories of 18-2 and 10-2 in the championship round against Lancaster. That placed Sumter in the Dixie Boys World Series, which begins today at Shaver Complex in Seneca. Sumter opens against McNairy County, Tenn., at 1 p.m. in the 12-team, double-elimination tournament. “It feels great that we’re going to get a chance to repeat,” said McLendon Sears, who plays second base, SEE DIXIE BOYS, PAGE B3

BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com The members of the Sumter O’Zone 11-12 year-old all-star baseball team have been playing the sport for only a few years, but it has been filled with disappointment for most of them — until now. “It feels pretty good (to be playing in the Dixie Youth O’Zone World Series),” said Tucker Chapman, who is part of a team that won the state tournament in Florence a couple of weeks ago. “We’ve been trying to get to one since we were 7-8, and we got to the finals two or three times. We’re finally getting to go.” Sumter will begin play today in the 12-team, double-elimination tournament when it faces Haughton, La., at 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel-Jones County Sportplex in Laurel, Miss.

Boyd leads Clemson back to practice BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press CLEMSON — Defending Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Tajh Boyd led Clemson onto the practice field as the Tigers opened fall camp Friday. Boyd is back for his senior season after thinking hard about leaving for the NFL after a record-breaking season. He helped the Tigers go 11-2 for their most victories in three decades and surpassed his own season school marks with 3,896 yards passing and 36 touchdown throws. Boyd got the session started at the team’s indoor facility with jumping jacks before the team huddled around coach SEE CLEMSON, PAGE B3

Sumter had to work its way through the losers bracket to win the state tournament. It won several close games to get to the championship round, but once there, it was in control. It can thank Trent Frye for that. Frye pitched a no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Abbeville, the team that had handed Sumter its only loss. Of the 18 outs Frye recorded, 14 were by strikeout. “I was just throwing strikes,” said Frye, who won the home run contest in Laurel on Friday, hitting 42 of them. “I was not really thinking about it (the no-hitter). I knew I was pitching really good though.” If Frye didn’t think Sumter had the momentum going into the final game after the no-hitter, he knew

USC’s Clowney already having fun on the field BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press

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Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd throws a pass during the Tigers’ first practice on Friday in Clemson. Clemson opens their season against Georgia at Death Valley in Clemson on Aug. 31.

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COLUMBIA — AllAmerica defensive end Jadeveon Clowney put on a show and quarterback Connor Shaw made it back on the field as South Carolina opened football practice Friday night. With exCLOWNEY pectations higher than ever, the Gamecocks were loose as they started drills. Several hundred people turned out, cheering loudly when Clowney stepped on the field yelling and jumping

around. They cheered again when he flipped over a blocking sled. The Gamecocks have been picked to win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and are coming off a pair of 11-2 seasons. Along with Clowney, they return Shaw, who started for most of the season, and quarterback Dylan Thompson, who helped out when Shaw was injured and impressed coach Steve Spurrier enough to be promised a significant number of snaps this season. They return four offensive linemen, too. Spurrier was a pretty SEE USC, PAGE B3


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Atlanta’s Brian McCann, back, celebrates his 2-run homer against Philadelphia with Freddie Freeman during the Braves’ 6-4 victory in Philadelphi on Friday.

Braves’ winning streak hits 8 PHILADELPHIA — Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a 5-run fifth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. McCann’s two-run shot gave the Braves a 4-2 lead just two batters after Justin Upton tied it on an RBI single. McCann’s 16th homer gave the Braves a 5-2 lead. Johnson extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his seventh homer. He also had a seventh-inning double to extend his streak of multihit games to eight games. It is the most for any Braves player since the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966. Kris Medlen (8-10) earned the victory, going six innings while giving up six hits and four runs, including three solo homers. He struck out eight and walked one. CARDINALS REDS

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CINCINNATI — David Freese set the tone with a bases-loaded double in the first inning, and Daniel Descalso hit two of the Cardinals’ three homers as St. Louis pulled away to a 13-3 victory over Cincinnati. Shelby Miller (11-7) limited Cincinnati to two singles over the first five innings before Joey Votto hit

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a 3-run homer in the sixth.

12-2 since the All-Star break.

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PITTSBURGH — Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run on six hits over eight innings and Colorado snapped a 4-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki had a solo homer and an RBI single, and Todd Helton had a 2-run single.

BALTIMORE — Chris Davis hit his major leagueleading 40th home run and Nate McLouth contributed his first career grand slam to a power display that carried Baltimore past Seattle 11-8. Ryan Flaherty also homered and had a career-high three hits for the Orioles.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Madison Bumgarner struck out 11 in seven innings, Brandon Crawford hit a 2-run homer and San Francisco beat Tampa Bay 4-1. Bumgarner (11-7) gave up one run, working around seven hits and three walks. DODGERS CUBS

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CHICAGO — Mark Ellis extended his hitting streak to 13 games before both he and manager Don Mattingly were ejected, and the Los Angeles Dodgers matched an 89-year-old club record with their 12th straight road victory, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-2. Ellis doubled and scored in the third before being tossed when he and Mattingly argued a called third strike in the fourth inning, but that didn’t stop the Dodgers from improving to

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DETROIT — Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings, Austin Jackson homered and Jose Iglesias drove in a run in his Detroit debut to lead the Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Fister (10-5) allowed a run and seven hits, striking out two. Joaquin Benoit pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 11 chances. MARLINS INDIANS

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MIAMI — Jose Fernandez pitched eight innings and struck out 14, the most by an NL pitcher this season, to help Miami beat Cleveland 10-0, snapping their 8-game win streak. Fernandez (8-5) set a Marlins record for the most strikeouts in consecutive starts. He had 13 on Sunday. From wire reports

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Eagles excuse Cooper from team PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles excused Riley Cooper from all team activities on Friday as the wide receiver deals with repercussions of being caught on video making a racial slur. Cooper has been sent away from the team to get help with his issues, something the player and the team agreed upon. Coach Chip Kelly made it clear after Friday’s practice, however, that Cooper would be back with the team when he’s ready. “There has never been any COOPER question of cutting Riley,’’ Kelly said. “His status with us is not in question.’’ Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet. The Eagles immediately fined him. The Eagles did not set a timetable for Cooper’s return. The team is off Saturday. They will return Sunday and then will host the New England Patriots on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before playing the Patriots, Friday night in the preseason opener.

enrolled. He has not played since 2011 and will be eligible immediately. Dyer ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons at Auburn, but left the school after the 2011 season and transferred to Arkansas State.

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The Sumter High School cross country teams will hold a meeting for those interested in competing for the boys and girls teams on Thursdsay Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s picnic shelter. Runners must have a physical to participate. Parents are welcome to attend. For more information, call boys coach Jimmy Watson at (803) 983-4047, girls coach Karen McFadden at (803) 491-4377 or the school at (803) 481-4480.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer says he will transfer to Louisville and play for the Cardinals this season. Dyer says in a statement released through Arkansas Baptist College, where he attended last year, that “Louisville is the best place to play the second half of my collegiate career.’’ Louisville cannot confirm Dyer’s decision or comment on the 2011 BCS championship game MVP until he has officially

WIEBE LEADS 3M CHAMPIONSHIP

BLAINE, Minn. — Mark Wiebe followed his Senior British Open playoff victory with an 8-under 64 on Friday in the 3M Championship to take a 1-stroke lead over Kenny Perry and Corey Pavin. Four days after beating Bernhard Langer on the fifth extra hole in a Monday finish at Royal Birkdale, Wiebe had eight birdies in a bogey-free first round at TPC Twin Cities. He birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and added birdies on Nos. 12, 14 and 16. SHS TO HOST CLINIC

The Sumter High School football coaching staff will host a football clinic for middle school and recreational Coaches today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SHS gymnasium. The clinic will be free of charge. For more information, call Sumter High at (803) 481-4480. SHS CROSS COUNTRY MEETING SET

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TODAY 9 a.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 Practice from Long Pond, Pa. (SPEED). 10 a.m. -- LPGA Golf: Women’s British Open Third Round from St. Andrews, Scotland (ESPN2). 10 a.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 125 Pole Qualifying from Long Pond, Pa. (SPEED). 11:30 a.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 Practice from Long Pond, Pa. (SPEED). Noon -- PGA Golf: WBC-Bridgestone Invitational Third Round from Akron, Ohio (GOLF). 1 p.m. -- International Swimming: FINA World Championships from Barcelona, Spain (WIS 10). 1 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 125 from Long Pond, Pa. (SPEED, WEGX-FM 92.9). 2 p.m. -- PGA Golf: WBC-Bridgestone Invitational Third Round from Akron, Ohio (WLTX 19). 2 p.m. -- Professional Golf: Web.com Tour Mylan Open Third Round from Canonsburg, Pa. (GOLF). 3 p.m. -- Professional Tennis: Citi Open Semifinal Match from Washington (ESPN2). 3:30 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Philadelphia (WACH 57, WPUB-FM 102.7). 4 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour 3M Championship Second Round from Blaine, Minn. (GOLF). 5 p.m. -- Horse Racing: Whitney Handicap from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (WIS 10). 5 p.m. -- Women’s Professional Tennis: Southern California Open Semifinal Match from Carlsbad, Calif. (ESPN2). 5 p.m. -- Horse Racing: West Virginia Derby from Chester, W.Va. (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 5 p.m. -- IRL Racing:IndyCar Series Indy 200 at MidOhio Pole Qualifying from Lexington, Ohio (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6:30 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: New York at Kansas City (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- NFL Football: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony from Canton, Ohio (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Reno-Tahoe Open Third Round from Reno, Nev. (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: St. Louis at Cincinnati or Arizona at Boston (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- WNBA Basketball: Chicago at Indiana (NBA TV). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Chicago White Sox at Detroit (WGN). 8 p.m. -- International Soccer: International Champions Cup Second-Round Match from Los Angeles (WACH 57). 8 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 from Newton, Iowa (ESPN2, WEGX-FM 92.9). 10 p.m. -- WNBA Basketball: Atlanta at Phoenix (NBA TV, SPORTSOUTH). 10:30 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Curtis Stevens from Saul Roman in a Middleweight Bout, Tomasz Adamek vs. Dominick Guinn in a Heavyweight Bout and Eddie Chambers vs. Thabiso Mchunu in a Cruiserweight Bout from Uncasville, Conn. (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: International Champions Cup Second-Round Match from Los Angeles (FOX SOCCER).

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 66 44 .600 – Tampa Bay 64 44 .593 1 Baltimore 60 49 .550 51/2 New York 56 51 .523 81/2 Toronto 50 58 .463 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 61 45 .575 – Cleveland 60 48 .556 2 Kansas City 54 51 .514 61/2 Minnesota 45 60 .429 151/2 Chicago 40 66 .377 21 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 63 45 .583 – Texas 60 49 .550 31/2 Seattle 50 58 .463 13 Los Angeles 49 58 .458 131/2 Houston 36 71 .336 261/2 Thursday’s Games Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Texas 7, Arizona 1 Baltimore 6, Houston 3 Boston 8, Seattle 7 L.A. Angels 8, Toronto 2 Friday’s Games Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Today’s Games Kansas City (B.Chen 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Texas (Garza 1-0) at Oakland (J.Parker 6-6), 4:05 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 2-0) at Baltimore (Feldman 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-8) at Detroit (Scherzer 15-1), 7:08 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 12-2) at Boston (Peavy 8-4), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 4-6) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-8) at Minnesota (Gibson 2-3), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 5-11) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-5), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-4) at San Diego (T.Ross 2-4), 8:40 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 3-5) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-5), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 64 45 .587 – Washington 52 56 .481 111/2 Philadelphia 50 58 .463 131/2 New York 48 58 .453 141/2 Miami 42 65 .393 21 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 65 43 .602 – St. Louis 63 44 .589 11/2 Cincinnati 60 49 .550 51/2 Chicago 49 60 .450 161/2 Milwaukee 46 62 .426 19 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 59 49 .546 – Arizona 55 53 .509 4 Colorado 51 59 .464 9 San Diego 50 59 .459 91/2 San Francisco 48 59 .449 101/2 Thursday’s Games Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Texas 7, Arizona 1 San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 13, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 11, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 2 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Today’s Games Kansas City (B.Chen 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Beachy 0-0) at Philadelphia (Lannan 3-4), 4:05

| p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 3-6) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-9), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 10-5) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 11-4), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 12-2) at Boston (Peavy 8-4), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 4-6) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-3), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 5-11) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-5), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 7-5) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 4-1), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 5-11) at Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-4) at San Diego (T.Ross 2-4), 8:40 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 8:05 p.m.

GOLF Bridgestone Invitational Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At Firestone Country Club (South) Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.75 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 Second Round Tiger Woods 66-61—127 -13 Keegan Bradley 66-68—134 -6 Chris Wood 66-68—134 -6 Bill Haas 67-68—135 -5 Henrik Stenson 65-70—135 -5 Jim Furyk 67-69—136 -4 Luke Donald 67-69—136 -4 Jason Dufner 67-69—136 -4 Bubba Watson 67-69—136 -4 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 69-68—137 -3 Richard Sterne 70-68—138 -2 John Merrick 72-66—138 -2 Steve Stricker 71-67—138 -2 Rickie Fowler 67-71—138 -2 Harris English 70-68—138 -2 ALSO Tommy Gainey 74-71—145 +5 Women’s British Open Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At The Old Course, St. Andrews St. Andrews, Scotland Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 6,672; Par: 72 Second Round Na Yeon Choi 67-67—134 -10 Miki Saiki 69-66—135 -9 Morgan Pressel 66-70—136 -8 Jee Young Lee 70-67—137 -7 Suzann Pettersen 70-67—137 -7 Nicole Castrale 67-70—137 -7 Mikaela Parmlid 69-69—138 -6 Mamiko Higa 70-69—139 -5 Hee Young Park 70-69—139 -5 So Yeon Ryu 69-70—139 -5 Angela Stanford 69-70—139 -5 Stacy Lewis 67-72—139 -5 Xi Yu Lin 72-68—140 -4 Meena Lee 71-69—140 -4 Jenny Shin 69-71—140 -4 Dori Carter 68-72—140 -4 Paula Creamer 68-72—140 -4 Lizette Salas 68-72—140 -4 Ryann O’Toole 67-73—140 -4 ALSO Inbee Park 69-73—142 -2 3M Championship Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At TPC Twin Cities Blaine, Minn. Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 7,114; Par 72 (36-36) First Round Mark Wiebe 31-33—64 -8 Kenny Perry 31-34—65 -7 Corey Pavin 32-33—65 -7 Bart Bryant 32-34—66 -6 Peter Senior 32-34—66 -6 Tom Pernice Jr. 33-33—66 -6 Jeff Brehaut 34-32—66 -6 John Riegger 32-34—66 -6 Hal Sutton 33-34—67 -5 Colin Montgomerie 34-33—67 -5

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Chicago 12 5 .706 Atlanta 11 5 .688 Washington 9 10 .474 Indiana 8 10 .444 New York 8 11 .421 Connecticut 5 12 .294 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 14 3 .824 Los Angeles 12 6 .667 Phoenix 9 10 .474 Seattle 8 10 .444 San Antonio 6 12 .333 Tulsa 6 14 .300 Thursday’s Games Connecticut 70, Indiana 64 Seattle 88, Phoenix 79 Friday’s Games San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Today’s Games Connecticut at New York, 6 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Los Angeles at Washington, 4 p.m. Tulsa at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

GB – 1/2 4 41/2 5 7 GB – 21/2 6 61/2 81/2 91/2


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excitement on both sides of the ball,” Felder said. “Because we couldn’t have any contact and with the coaching staff, I think there was a lot of excitement and energy.” The Monarchs return four players defensively and will run mostly out of a 3-4 defense, but with multiple looks. Offensively they will showcase a trifecta of the Wing-T, spread and even some triple option. Felder said he didn’t feel pressure as he takes over for Robbie Briggs. “Every team out there in America and South Carolina cranks it up on Aug. 2 with one goal in mind, and that’s to win the state championship,” the Monarchs coach explained. “So there’s pressure of course, but that’s kind of every day. “I think the pressure is on the kids,” he said. “The kids

happy guy talking in July before practice began. But he was a little more pragmatic after the opening practice. “Practice was just so-so. There wasn’t anything special,” Spurrier said. There were a few wrinkles. In passing drills, Clowney appeared to be concentrating more on batting balls down, which could be a useful skill if teams double team him so he can’t get into the backfield. He didn’t speak to reporters after practice. Shaw lined up only at quarterback, even though he said after practice that he still thinks he will be put at receiver on some plays when Thompson is under center. Shaw, a senior, was on the field for the first time since undergoing foot surgery at the end of last season. He said he hasn’t felt this fresh since he stepped on campus. “I forgot how it felt like to

play healthy. It felt great today,” Shaw said. The first practice even featured a fight with some real blows landing. Freshman offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers and sophomore defensive tackle Deon Green traded several punches to the head before teammates broke it up. Shaw was impressed with Rodgers mixing it up his first time on the field. “An 18-year-old kid coming out here and showing that? I love it. I love having that kind of guy up front,” Shaw said. Two possible offensive starters missed the first practice. Tight end Jerell Adams and wide receiver Shaq Roland had academic issues, Spurrier said. “Hopefully, they will learn to go to class better and be back tomorrow,” Spurrier said. Spurrier liked the crowd that lined the field several people deep. “There’s a little extra enthusiasm,” Spurrier said. “Hopefully, we can live up to it. We probably couldn’t tonight if we had to play anybody, but we’ve got three weeks or so.”

system quarterback by critics, simply running the highpaced script written up by offensive coordinator Chad Morris. And in the state rivalry, he’s dogged by losing to South Carolina all four years he’s been on campus. In the last meeting, Gamecocks All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney registered 4 1/2 sacks on Boyd in a 27-17 defeat that he, the Tigers and their fan base took incredibly hard. Boyd and the Tigers gained some redemption a month later against LSU as they rallied for a game-winning field goal as time expired. Boyd

finished 30 of 56 passing for 346 yards and two touchdowns. He showed his mettle on the final sequence with a game-saving, 26-yard completion to DeAndre Hopkins on fourth-and-16 from deep in Clemson territory. “Tajh Boyd was phenomenal,’’ LSU coach Les Miles said right after the loss. “I did not expect the heroic, if you will, efforts that he had.’’ Boyd hopes for even bigger heroics this season. Swinney, Clemson’s coach, hasn’t walked back his views on the enormous expectations surrounding the program this year.

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Crestwood High School football players participate in a drill on Friday at CHS during the first official day of practice.

put the pressure on themselves and they want to compete.” Second-year Lakewood head coach Perry Parks perhaps had the most interesting approach thus far. Parks said before practice he challenged his players mentally in the weight room. “Unlike traditional things, we are trying to set ourselves apart,” Parks said. “We had a very aggressive weightlifting session and trying to simulate pressure

CLEMSON from Page B1 Dabo Swinney. With one last shout of “All In,’’ the players moved to the outside fields as they began preparations that will culminate in one of the opening weekend’s top matchups when Georgia comes to Death Valley on Aug. 31. “I’m supposedly one of these quarterbacks around the country who’s supposed to produce,’’ Boyd said after practice. “It’s time to go out

because some of these guys may be two or even 3-way guys, and we’re trying to jump that mental hurdle.” The Gators will pretty much have nearly everyone coming back on both sides of the ball. “These kids really don’t understand how good they can be,” Parks explained. “With our kids it’s about not letting them get discouraged. We’re throwing last year’s record out the window and setting mini goals.”

there and play like it.’’ Boyd has acknowledged several times since deciding to return last January that he was on his way to the pros moments after leading Clemson to a dramatic, 25-24 victory over LSU at the ChickFil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve. After a few more days of consideration, though, Boyd realized he wasn’t finished in college. “As you get older, you start to see how fast time goes,’’ said Boyd, a senior. “The five years I’ve been here, I thought it was going to take forever. Now it’s down to five months. The question is, ‘What is your lega-

DIXIE O’ZONE WORLD SERIES

DIXIE BOYS WORLD SERIES Today Game 1 -- Sumter vs. McNairy County, Tenn., 1 p.m. Game 2 -- Fairhope, Ala., vs. Springhill, Fla., 1 p.m. Game 3 -- Columbia County, Ga., vs. Goochland County, Va., 4 p.m. Game 4 -- Huntington, Texas, vs. Hattiesburg, Miss., 4 p.m. Game 5 -- Dallas, N.C., vs. Texarkana, Ark., 7 p.m. Game 6 -- Bossier City, La., vs. Seneca, 9 p.m. Sunday Game 7 -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1 p.m. Game 8 -- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. Game 9 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 4 p.m. Game 10 -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 4 p.m. Game 11 -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 7 p.m. Game 12 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 7 p.m. Monday Game 13 -- Loser Game 11 vs. Loser Game 10, 10 a.m. Game 14 -- Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m. Game 15 -- Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 7, 1 p.m. Game 16 -- Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11, 1 p.m. Tuesday Game 17 -- Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 13, 5 p.m. Game 18 -- Loser Game 16 vs. Winner Game 15, 7 p.m. Game 19 -- Winner Game 16 vs. Winner Game 12, 8 p.m. Wednesday Game 20 -- Winner Game 17 vs. Loser Game 18, 5 p.m. Game 21 -- Winner Game 19 vs. Winner Game 18, 8 p.m. Thursday Game 22 -- Championship Round, 5 p.m. Game 23 -- If Necessary Note: If after Game 21 there are three teams with one loss each, the team having played the most games will receive a bye in Game 22. If two teams have played the most number of games, they will draw for the bye. If all the teams have played the same number, they will all draw for the bye. (If three teams remain with one loss each, there will be two runner-ups in the tournament.

cy going to be?’’’ It might seem like Boyd’s already carved that in stone with what he’s already accomplished over the past two years. He’s helped Clemson to a 21-6 record and thrown for 69 touchdowns and 7,724 yards. He won the ACC’s player of the year award by a point over North Carolina tailback Giovanni Bernard and last month was projected as the preseason favorite to repeat as the ACC’s top player. “Tajh has been a super leader for us,’’ Swinney said. “He understands the opportunities out there for the team.’’ Still, Boyd’s been tagged a

Today Game 1 -- Texas vs. Alabama, 4 p.m. Game 2 -- North Carolina vs. Tennessee 4 p.m. Game 3 -- Florida vs. Misssissippi, 6:30 p.m. Game 4 -- Haughton, La., vs. Sumter, 6:30 p.m. Game 5 -- Georgia vs. Virginia, 9 p.m. Game 6 -- Arkansas vs. Laurel, Miss., 9 p.m. Sunday Game 7 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 4 p.m. Game 8 -- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 4 p.m. Game 9 -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 6:30 p.m. Game 10 -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 6:30 p.m. Game 11 -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 9 p.m. Game 12 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 9 p.m. Monday Game 13 -- Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 5, 6:30 p.m. Game 14 -- Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 7, 6:30 p.m. Game 15 -- Loser Game 12 vs. Loser Game 10, 9 p.m. Game 16 -- Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 11, 9 p.m. Tuesday Game 17 -- Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 13, 7 p.m. Game 18 -- Loser Game 16 vs. Winner Game 15, 6:30 p.m. Game 19 -- Winner Game 16 vs. Winner Game 10, 9 p.m. Wednesday Game 20 -- Loser Game 19 vs. Winner Game 18, 6:30 p.m. Game 21 -- Winner Game 19 vs. Winner Game 17, 9 p.m. Thursday Game 22 -- Championship Round, noon Game 23 -- If Necessary, 8:30 p.m. Note: If after Game 21 there are three teams with one loss each, the team having played the most games will receive a bye in Game 22. If two teams have played the most number of games, they will draw for the bye. If all the teams have played the same number, they will all draw for the bye. (If three teams remain with one loss each, there will be two runner-ups in the tournament.

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Today Game 1 – Alexandria National, La., vs. Burgaw, N.C., 8:30 p.m. Game 2 – Montgomery American, Ala., vs. Madison County, Tenn., 4 p.m. Game 3 – West Pasco, Fla., vs. Indianola, Miss., 5:30 p.m. Game 4 – Broken Bow, Okla., vs. East Ouachita South, La., 7 p.m. Game 5 – Sumter vs. Halifax National, Va., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Game 6 – Winner Game 1 vs. Hopkins County American, Texas, 2:30 p.m. Game 7 – Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 5, 4 p.m. Game 8 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 5:30 p.m. Game 9 – Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 7 p.m. Game 10 – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 8:30 p.m. Monday Game 11 – Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 9, 4:30 p.m. Game 12 – Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 10, 6 p.m. Game 13 – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 7:30 p.m. Game 14 – Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 10, 9 p.m. Tuesday Game 15 – Winner Game 13 vs. Loser Game 14, 6 p.m. Game 16 – Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 7:30 p.m. Game 17 – Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 14, 9 p.m. Wednesday Game 18 – Winner Game 16 vs. Loser Game 17, 6 p.m. Game 19 – Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 17, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Game 20 – Winner Game 18 vs. Winner Game 19, 7 p.m. Game 21 – Winner Game 18 vs. Winner Game 19, 9 p.m. (If Necessary)

Today Game 1 -- Decatur County, Tenn., vs. Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6 p.m. Game 2 -- Magee, Miss., vs. Crewe-Burkeville, Va., 6 p.m. Game 3 -- Troy, Ala., vs. West Robeson, N.C., 7:30 p.m. Game 4 -- Jefferson Parish Westbank West, La., vs. Bonham, Texas, 7:30 p.m. Game 5 -- Alexandria National, La., vs. Sumter, 9 p.m. Game 6 -- Taylor County, Ga., vs. Broken Bow, Okla., 9 p.m. Sunday Game 7 -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 6 p.m. Game 8 -- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 6 p.m. Game 9 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 7:30 p.m. Game 10 -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7:30 p.m. Game 11 -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 9 p.m. Game 12 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 9 p.m. Monday Game 13 -- Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 7 p.m. Game 14 -- Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 7, 7 p.m. Game 15 -- Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 10, 8:30 p.m. Game 16 -- Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 11, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Game 17 -- Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 13, 7 p.m. Game 18 -- Loser Game 16 vs. Winner Game 15, 8:30 p.m. Game 19 -- Winner Game 16 vs. Winner Game 10, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Game 20 -- Winner Game 18 vs. Winner Game 19, 7 p.m. Game 21 -- Winner Game 19 vs. Winner Game 17, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Game 22 -- Championship Round, 7 p.m. Game 23 -- If Necessary

Note: If after Game 19 there are three teams with one loss each, the team having played the most games will receive a bye in Game 20. If two teams have played the most number of games, they will draw for the bye. If all the teams have played the same number, they will all draw for the bye. (If three teams remain with one loss each, there will be two runner-ups in the tournament.

Note: If after Game 21 there are three teams with one loss each, the team having played the most games will receive a bye in Game 22. If two teams have played the most number of games, they will draw for the bye. If all the teams have played the same number, they will all draw for the bye. (If three teams remain with one loss each, there will be two runner-ups in the tournament.

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after the first inning. “After that, I knew we did (take the air out of Abbeville),” Frye said. “When we scored four runs in the first inning, I knew we had it then.” Micah Yates, who plays the corner outfield positions, said the difference between this team and the others that fell short is simple. “It’s just a better chemistry on this team,” Yates said. “Also, all of the kids on the team have been getting better.” One reason for that chemistry is the majority of this team have played together before. “We just keep working hard and everyone on the team knows we have each other’s backs,”

pitches and catches. “We know we’re going to have to play hard and that nothing is going to be given to us. I feel like we’re ready and that we can win it.” Along with Price, Sears and Touchberry, the other players from the 13-year-old title team are Hampton Rowe, Tradd James, Daquan Ingram, Drew Talley, Joshua Whitley and Ron York. Those getting their first taste of a World Series are Cole Hair, Caleb Larrimore, Jett Wheeler and Cameron White. When it comes to what the team does best, neither Price nor Sears nor Touchberry hesitated. “We’ve got 13 guys who can hit the ball,” Sears said. “It doesn’t matter what group of nine we put up there, we’re going to hit the ball. We all have confidence in each other.”

Yates said. Frye, who’s played third base, first base, pitcher, catcher and shortstop, said Sumter needs to be balanced to bring back the championship. “Our pitchers have to throw strikes, and we have to hit the ball good,” Frye said. We’ve got to be able to score some runs.” Chapman added defense to that balance as well. “We’ve got to play sound defense and hit the ball,” Chapman said. “If we do that, we can be one of the best teams there.” The games in the O’Zone World Series can be heard at www. jockjive.com.

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Tiger nearly shoots 59 at Bridgestone BY RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,’’ he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.’’ Like a pitcher having to settle for a shutout instead of a perfect game, Woods could console himself by tying his career best and building a seven-shot lead Friday through 36 holes at the Bridgestone Invitational. Pursuing his eighth victory at Firestone Country Club, Woods opened birdie-eagle — stuffing an approach to 3 feet at the first hole and holing a 20-footer for 3 at the par-5 second. He had two more birdies on the front nine, and had four in a row to start the back nine in a light rain. Needing to go only 2 under over his last five holes, he missed birdie putts inside 10 feet at 15 and 17. He saved par on the last with a 25-footer after an errant drive and a shot that hit into the trees

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and ended up in a bare spot short and right of the green. “How about just pleased?’’ he said, when asked to rate the round. “I’m very happy I was able to post that. I just kept thinking, whatever lead I had, ‘Let’s just keep increasing it.’ It’s at seven now, I believe. So that’s not too bad after two

BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Inbee Park caught bad end of the draw at St. Andrews, made worse by not having her best golf. Before she can think about a chance to make history as the first golfer to win four professional majors in the same season, Park faced a more immediate concern Friday afternoon in the Women’s British Open — how to PARK make up an eight-shot deficit against Na Yeon Choi. “I’m so far back,’’ Park said after a birdie on the final hole to salvage a 1-over 73. “We need some tough conditions.’’ The last time there was talk about a Grand Slam in this area of Scotland was 11 years ago, across the Firth of Forth at Muirfield, where Tiger Woods was going for the third leg of the slam. A nasty

days.’’ The 61 — matching his career best at the 1999 Byron Nelson, 2005 Buick Open and on the same Firestone course back in 2000 — left him at 13under 127. Defending champion Keegan Bradley and Chris Wood, playing the tournament for the first time, were tied for second.

storm that arrived without warning blew him off course to an 81 in the third round and that was the end of it. This wind at St. Andrews was the strongest of the week, though nothing out of the ordinary. Na Yeon Choi played four groups behind Park and turned in a command performance, making six birdies for a 5-under 67 that gave her a one-shot lead over Miki Saiki of Japan going into the weekend. Saiki set the Old Course record for the Women’s British Open with a 66 in the morning, where the only nuisance was a few bursts of showers. Choi’s 67 was 8.4 shots better than the average score of those who played in the afternoon, and one of only three rounds in the 60s. Conditions were so demanding that when Choi was asked to give details of her six birdies, she couldn’t recall much further back than the 17th hole. “Five hours out there, this kind of weather, it’s hard to remember,’’ she said.

Johnson earns 2nd pole of season LONG POND, Pa. — Jimmie Johnson needed multiple attempts to make it through pre-qualifying inspection, then set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway. Kyle Busch? He could only think the 5-time Sprint Cup champion and crew were up to no good. Johnson went 29th instead of his scheduled 24th spot, JOHNSON and the later start under the clouds as the track got faster may have given him an advantage over the cars that went out under the sun. Johnson had inspection issues last month at New Hampshire and used another late start to qualify third until his time was scrapped after the No. 48 failed inspection. Are Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus just working around the rules? Or can they simply not get the car in tune in time

AREA SCOREBOARD ETC. HOLBROOK TO SPEAK

University of South Carolina head baseball coach Chad Holbrook will be the featured speaker when the Sumter County Gamecock Club holds its annual banquet on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the University of South Carolina Sumter’s Nettles Auditorium. USC football play-by-play announcer Todd Ellis will be the master or ceremonies and will give an update on the football program. Additional coaches from other programs who will be in attendance will be announced at a later date. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7. Tickets are $25 apiece and are on sale at Danny’s Trophy Shop located at 713 Bultman Drive. For additional information, contact David Stewart at (803) 491-7397.

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GOBOWLING.COM 400 LINEUP By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 180.654. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.639. 3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 180.18. 4. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 180.004. 5. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 179.695. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 179.601. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 179.533. 8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 179.329. 9. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 179.144. 10. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 179.094. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 178.937. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 178.848. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 178.667. 14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 178.508. 15. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevy, 178.501. 16. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 178.409. 17. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 178.264. 18. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 178.26. 19. (42) Juan Montoya, Chevy, 178.056. 20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.031. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 177.982. 22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 177.658. 23. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 177.592. 24. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 177.508. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 177.441. 26. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 177.239. 27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 177.221. 28. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 176.991. 29. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 176.942. 30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 176.838. 31. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 176.821. 32. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 176.267. 33. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 176.098. 34. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 175.86. 35. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 175.743. 36. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 175.179. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevy, Owner Points. 39. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (33) Tony Raines, Chevy, Owner Points.

for inspection? “A lot of these other teams figure out how to play by the rules,’’ Busch said. “It

seems like there’s one that’s sometimes late. Quite often, more than the rest.’’ Busch will start second and Carl Edwards third. Ryan Newman, last week’s race winner at the Brickyard, starts fourth. Kurt Busch is fifth. Johnson is tied with Matt Kenseth with a series-high four wins this season and he leads the points standings as he chases his sixth championship. Johnson is in position to go for the season sweep at Pocono, where he won from the pole in June. Johnson took that pole after the field was set on points because rain washed out qualifying. Johnson took the top spot this time after a second pass through inspection. NASCAR determined the tow on his Chevrolet was off by one-thousandth of an inch — just enough to make Busch suspicious. “There’s been some times this year where those guys go through four, five, six times and they’re always late,’’ Busch said. “Every time they’re late, they’re always fast. Maybe we need to be late.’’

GOLF CHURCHES CHALLENGE

The Churches Challenge will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Sunset Country Club. The morning flight will have sign-in beginning at 7 a.m. and with tee time at 8. The afternoon flight will have an 11:30 a.m. sign-in with a tee time of 1 p.m. The format will be 4-man Captain’s Choice and teams must have a minimum handicap of 50. Only one player per team may have a handicap of 8 or less. The registration deadline is set for Friday, Aug. 16, and the entry fee is $45 per player. The winning team will receive the Christian Golfers’ Association Traveling Trophy to display in its church for the upcoming year. The second- and thirdplace teams will receive prizes as well as the player closest to the pin and the one with the longest drive. There will also be a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one. The player’s church will receive $10,000 and the player who makes the hole-in-one will receive $1,000. Tax-deductible sponsorships will be available as well. The level of sponsorships are Presenting Sponsor, $1,500; Friday Evening Dinner Sponsor, $700; Hole-In-One Sponsor, $500; Eagle Sponsor, $400; Birdie Sponsor $300; and Tee Box Sponsor, $100. For more information, call the CGA office at (803) 773-2171. PAR 4 PETS

The 2nd Annual Par 4 Pets Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Crystal Lakes Golf Course. The format is 4-man Captain’s Choice with an entry fee of $160 per team or $40 per player. Entry is limited to the first 20 teams. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. There will be $5 per mulligan available at registration with a maximum of two per player. The event is a fundraiser for KAT’s Special Kneads small animal shelter. For more information, call Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Julie Wilkins at (803) 968-5176, Melissa Brunson at (803) 9830038, Gail McLeod at (803) 8404519 or Crystal Lakes manager Mike Ardis at (803) 775-1902. SOCCER FALL REGISTRATION

The Sumter County Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its fall soccer league through Aug. 14. The league is open to children ages 4-17 as of Sept. 1, 2013. The fee to register is $30 for 4-yearolds, $35 for 5- to 6-year-olds and $45 for 7- to 17-year-olds. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth St. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www.sumtercountysc.org. FOOTBALL FLAG LEAGUE REGISTRATION

The Sumter County Recreation Department is currently

| taking registration for its flag football league through Aug. 14. The league is open to children ages 5-8 as of Sept. 1, 2013. The fee to register is $50. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth St. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www.sumtercountysc.org. TACKLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION

The Sumter County Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its flag football league through Aug. 14. The league is open to children ages 9-12 as of Sept. 1, 2013. The fee to register is $60. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth St. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www.sumtercountysc.org. CHEERLEADING FALL REGISTRATION

The Sumter County Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its cheerleading teams through Aug. 14. The league is open to children ages 5-11 as of April 30, 2013. The fee to register is $50. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth St. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www.sumtercountysc.org. SOFTBALL FALL REGISTRATION

The Sumter County Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its fall soccer league through Aug. 21. The league is open to girls ages 7-13 as of Dec. 31, 2013. The fee to register is $45. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth St. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www.sumtercountysc.org. BASEBALL FALL REGISTRATION

The Sumter County Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its fall baseball league through Aug. 21. The league is open to boys ages 7-14 as of April 30, 2014. The fee to register is $45. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth St. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www.sumtercountysc.org. ROAD RACING CYPRESS TRAIL RUN/WALK

The first Cypress Trail 9k Run/ Walk will be held on Aug. 17 at Dillon Park. All registrations will be completed using Go-Green Events, with a $22 fee for the run/walk with a t-shirt and a $15 fee without a t-shirt. Awards will be given in the Overall, Masters, and Age Group categories. Proceeds from the event will be reinvested in the maintenance and improvement of the Cypress Trail. Additional information can be found at http://www.gogreenevents.com/CT9k or by emailing race director Shawn Delaney at sumterstryders@ gmail.com.


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The South Sumter Cops 18th Annual Community Back-toSchool Jam will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Sheriff’s office annex, corner of Manning Avenue and Orange Street. Limited school supplies will be given out. Event will feature cake walk, face painting, games, motorcycle show and more. The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral. National Night Out will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Garden Circle Apartments, 202 E. Liberty St. This event is held annually across the nation to strengthen the bonds of community and to raise awareness of safety, drugs and crime. Call Katrina at (803) 7782807. South Main Street Neighborhood Watch will hold its National Night Out 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 808 S. Main St. There will be a cookout, safety fair, face painting, balloons, and school supplies for children (must be with an adult). The purpose is to raise awareness of crime prevention efforts and promote police community partnerships. North Sumter Community National Night Out will be held 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at North HOPE Center. This event is to promote crime prevention efforts and police-community partnerships. Call (803) 773-7995. The Sumter Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Bultman Conference Room of USC Sumter. Administrative professionals are encouraged to attend. Call Mary Sutton at (803) 938-3760. The Sumter County Gamecock Club will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the USC Sumter Nettles Building. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with program beginning at 7 p.m. USC Baseball Head Coach Chad Holbrook will speak and Todd Ellis will emcee. Email SumterCountyGamecockClub@gmail.com or call Dave at (803) 7739316 or Melissa at (803) 491-4608. The Annual Teacher’s Luncheon will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the M.H. Newton Family Life Enrichment Center, 415 Manning Ave. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. with program being held from noon to 1 p.m. Luncheon is open to all administrators, staff and teachers of public, private and home schools. RSVP by Aug. 9 to teacherprayerluncheon@ gmail.com.

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Weekend TV offers something for everyone BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH If you can’t get a Long Island psychic, you might as well settle for one from New Jersey. “Psychic Tia” (10 p.m. Saturday, A&E, TV-PG) follows Tia Belle, a medium seemingly predestined for a career in reality television. A former police detective, Tia is an intuitive, all-around “Jersey girl” who approaches the supernatural with a blunt, downto-earth personality. As on many series of this sort, the action revolves around Tia’s gift, her small business, “The Craft,” as well as her petty squabbles with her staff, customers and family. On tonight’s pilot, Tia reconnects a young girl with her deceased father, and in the second helping (10:30 p.m., TV-14), she throws a party at The Craft that culminates in supernatural dating advice for a steady client. • If Internet traffic is any indication, nothing beats puppies or kittens — unless it’s more puppies and kittens. “Too Cute” (9 p.m. Saturday, Animal Planet, TV-PG) returns with programming fluff. Tonight’s season opener enters uncharted territories of adorableness: three litters of puppies “run” by their owner’s pet pig. Future “Cute” installments will feature bear cubs, baby kangaroos and newborn baboons, and/or combinations of the above. • If falling for strip mall soothsayers or ogling at baby animals don’t float your boat, there’s always tales of adultery ending in murder. “Deadly Affairs” (10 p.m. Saturday, ID, TV-14) returns with Susan Lucci hosting

these tales of romance gone very wrong. First up, a fling turns bloody when a rich but bored housewife hooks up with an old high school classmate. • Just as the first sharks date back millions of years, Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week,” which starts Sunday, is an enjoyable relic of an earlier broadcasting epoch. Way back in 1987, when Discovery launched the first “Shark Week,” cable networks needed gimmicks just to remind viewers they were still on the air. The cable share of the TV audience was relatively small compared to the three networks. Fox would show up only on sporadic nights in 1987. The WB and UPN (now the CW) hadn’t arrived. In some ways, cable didn’t become an indispensable medium until CNN scooped the networks with its coverage of the first Gulf War in 1990-91. Just how old is “Shark Week”? When it first aired on July 17, 1987, Whitney Houston’s “Whitney” had recently bumped U2’s “The Joshua Tree” off the top perch on the album charts. The most popular shows that year were “The Cosby Show,” “Family Ties,” “Cheers” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Curiously, the two network offerings from that year that are still on the air remain quite popular. “60 Minutes” was the No. 7 show and “Monday Night Football” (which has since moved to ESPN) ranked in the top 20. This year’s “Shark Week” features 11 new episodes as well as the debut of “Shark After Dark” (11 p.m. Sunday),

the very first sharkthemed late night talk show, and airing live. Hosted by comedian Josh Wolf, “Dark” will be shown every night of “Shark Week” and makes the most of social media, giving fans a chance to tweet questions and commentary about that night’s action in the blood-soaked waters. Guests will include celebrity shark fans, shark experts, “stars” of Discovery’s shark programming, and shark attack survivors. • Speaking of TV perennials, “Sunday Night Football” (8 p.m., NBC) returns as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Miami Dolphins in the preseason Hall of Fame Game. The NFL’s regular season starts on Thursday, Sept. 5. HBO’s popular preseason documentary series “Hard Knocks” premieres on Tuesday. This year’s “Knocks” follows the Cincinnati Bengals in training camp.

Cult Choice A schemer (Alec Guinness) sets out to kill the eight family members (all played by Guinness) who stand between him and his inheritance in the dark 1949 British comedy “Kind Hearts and Coronets” (midnight Saturday, TCM).

Saturday’s Highlights • Soccer action in the Guinness International Champions Cup Semifinal (8 p.m., Fox). • On two helpings of “Zero Hour” (ABC, TVPG): Mother’s plan (8 p.m.), Hank’s burden (9 p.m.). The second episode is the series finale.

• The Rock and John Cena appear on “WrestleMania” (9 p.m., NBC). • Spinal fluid looms large on “Do No Harm” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • Anne Hathaway hosts a repeat of “Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

the trauma suffered on her Africa trip on “The Newsroom” (10 p.m., HBO, TV-MA). • “Where Are They Now?” (10 p.m., OWN) catches up with Milli Vanilli’s Fab Morvan, Marla Maples and Danny Bonaduce.

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• Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS, r): police officers employ counterinsurgency tactics; a floating hospital; a profile of Marfa, Texas. • A pretzel tycoon gives back on the season premiere of “Secret Millionaire” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). • Extreme amusement park attractions hurl patrons at great speeds on “Ride-iculous” (8:30 p.m., Travel, TV-G). “Hurl” may be the operative word here. • Carrie goes undercover in a violent gang on “Unforgettable” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • A new case beckons on “The Killing” (9 p.m., AMC, TV-14). • A time to reflect on “Dexter” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA). • A chaotic housewarming on “Ray Donovan” (10 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA). • Freeman does his best to limit the contagion on “Copper” (10 p.m., BBC America, TVMA). • Maggie plays down

Kidnappers may have snatched the wrong couple on “The Mentalist” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV14) * The Venice Beach finals of “American Ninja Warrior” (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG) * “48 Hours” (9 p.m. and 10 p.m., CBS, r).

Sunday Series Potential evictions on “Big Brother” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) * Moe’s malt brews interest on “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG) * Dance fever on “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG) * On two helpings of “Family Guy” (Fox, r, TV-14): ratings (9 p.m.), revenge (9:30 p.m.) * In the dark on “Whodunnit?” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14) * Lorelei hunts her sister’s killer on “The Mentalist” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV14) * A reality housewife ends up really dead on “Castle” (10 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG). © 2013, United Feature Syndicate


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This being the same property conveyed to Wiley Tiller, Sr. and Elease P. Tiller by deed of William M. Reynolds, Jr., Master in Equity for Sumter County, by deed dated March 27, 1989, the interest of Elease P. Tiller, one-half (1/2) thereof to Wiley Tiller, Sr. and one fourth (1/4) each to Juanita Miller and Wiley Tiller, Jr. by Deed of Distribution dated March 10, 1995 and recorded in Deed Book 619 at Page 1937, and interest therein been conveyed to Juanita Tiller and Wiley Tiller Jr., by Deed of Wiley Tiller, Sr. dated March 10, 1995 and recorded in Deed Book 619 at Page 1938 in the RMC Office of Sumter County, the remaining interest Wiley Tiller Sr. having been conveyed to Barbara Ann Tiller by Deed of Wiley Tiller Sr. dated January 5, 1999 and recorded in Deed Book 741 at Page 1201 in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County.

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Whitaker Trust August Special $200 off 1st months rent at Dillon Trace and Broad Trace Apts. Call 607-7222 or 469-6063.

Help Wanted Full-Time The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SSG Michael Wright 803-667-0985 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979

Sparrow & Kennedy Tractor Co. Bishopville is seeking Service Writer. Apply online at www.sparr owkennedy.com or mail resume to PO Box 246, Bishopville, SC 29010 UPCOMING JOB FAIR Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:00pm - 7:00pm Given by: Tender Care Home Health Care of SC RNs with Pediatric Experience Location: USC-Sumter (The Arts & Letters Bldg) 200 Miller Road Sumter, SC 29150 Please contact our office at 1-888-669-0104 or email at tchemployment@att.net for additional information. Medical Assistant Needed for busy Orthopaedic Office. Experience preferred, computer & typing skills required. Please visit our website at www.DrWoodbury.com Apply by mail or fax: Lakeside Orthopaedic Center 50 E. Hospital St., Manning, SC 29102 Fax, (803)433-5637 Pilgrims: We are currently seeking experienced CDL Drivers and Mechanics. Qualifications for Driver: Class A license and an excellent driving record with a minimum of 2-years on the road experience. Working knowledge of DOT regulations. Qualifications for Mechanic: 1 year minimum truck shop mechanic repair experience. ASE Certified preferred. Able to work on trucks, trailers, forklifts and other mechanical equipment. Also, responsible for tracking repair orders and inventory. Must have your own tools. Applicants may mail or fax resume to: Pilgrims: HR Department 2050 Hwy 15 South Sumter, SC 29150 803-481-8555 Fax 803-481-8961 EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Now Taking Applications for Assistant Manager's. Apply at www.captaindsjobs.com

Tractor Trailer Driver CDL Class A Required ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS AN ACTIVE CDL CLASS A LICENSE. We are a profit sharing company with 401k, health insurance, paid holidays and 5 day work week. Apply online at www.unifirst.com UniFirst Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Driver Trainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $800+ per week! No experience needed! CDL -Trained and Job-Ready in 15 days! 1-888-263-7364

A MUST SEE 2 Units - 1Br 1 full bath & 1Br 2 full baths, hardwood flooring, very spacious. 1st Floor unit has an outdoor deck, both units include refridg. & stove. Located at 315 Liberty St Downtown, $450 incl. water. Contact 803-775-0429 or 803 316-2602

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2BR 2Ba Mobile home off Panola Rd. between Pinewood & Paxville $450/mo. 843-884-0346 Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 For Sale, 4Bed/2Bath, Land, $325/mo. 803-494-5090

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CT Scan Tech needed Part/Full time. Fax resume to 803 403-8483. Immediate openings for RN's and LPN's with pediatric, private duty, experience. Competitive pay rates. Apply today: call us at (803)749-0213 Fax a copy of your resume to (803)749-0214. You may download an employment application at www.agapehe althservice.com. Opening for Medical Asst or LPN. Mail resume to Box 333 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

The fish are jumping! 4BR/2BA in Stonecroft Subd. on pond, easy to Shaw and town. One owner only $169,900. 803-600-1125

Nice 3BR/2BA SW on 1 acre. 5 min. to Shaw, all appl's, yard maint. incl. $600/mo+dep. 983-0371

Commercial Rentals Comm. building approx 2,501 s.f office/warehouse, fenced yard. Great for contractor. (Corner of S. Magnolia & Hauser St.) $900/mo. 775-2297

REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale Home for sale: This is a MUST SEE updated home on the water located at 1351 Shoreland Dr Sumter, SC . It features 3BR 2BA, galley kitchen, bonus room, screen porch and two decks. Call 803 983-5918 for more info.

Beach Forest 1785 Titanic Ct. Custom Built Quality Home.

Attractive, & Updated home. Minutes from Many extras. No H/A or $450/mo + $350/dep. 803-983-0043

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For Sale: 1999 Cadillac De ville, 481-8422

2009 Dodge Charger, 23,000 miles!!!SWEET!!! R&R Motors 3277 Broad St. 803-494-2886

Property overlooks pond & community clubhouse/pool. 3BR w/maple hardwood floors, 3 full BA w/ceramic tile. Solid maple 42" kitchen cabinetry w/Charleston Style concrete countertops. Oversize 2 car garage. All appliances incl'd w/purchase. Reduced asking $219,000. Call 803-968-1187 Details &

1994 Ford E350 9 passenger bus. AC, V8, all tie downs included, 114,600 miles. Wheelchair lift-functional but needs adjustment. $7,500 OBO. Can be seen at Covenant Place 803-469-7007

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Wedgefield: 3 Foxfire Ln Brick 3BR/2BA 1,800SF on 1 acre lot. Nice neighborhood $174,500. Call 803-494-8475

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Investment Properties 1250 Coffey St. 3 br, 1 ba brick home. $45,900. 131 A-B Highland Ave. Duplex, $40,000. 202-206 Montreat St. Brick Triplex, $40,000. 206-208 Dixie Duplex, $35,000. With tenants. Quick sale! 316-8105.

We will arrange financing even if you have been turned down before. Loans available for no credit, bad credit, 1st Time Buyers & Bankruptcy buyers. No co-signers needed. Call Mr. Ashley Brown at 803-926-3235

2007 Dodge Durango, Leather, low miles!!! R&R Motors 3277 Broad St. 803-494-2886

Must Sell! 310 Enter St. off Hwy 521 S. & Mooneyham Rd. 3 Br, 2 Ba, with great room & brick underpinning. Excellent condition. Drastically reduced to $39,900! Please call 468-6029.

2000 Sq. ft. brick home. 2 car garage. 3bdr/2bath. Detached shop & pole barn. 1 ac lot. fenced back yard. 2195 Nettles Rd. $153,000. 803-983-8956.

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3 - 2 Br MH's rented out in Windsor MHP. $18,000 OBO. Profit $600 mo. Call 469-6978.

2007 3BR/2BA DW. Asking $22,000. You must move. Call 803-351-0637

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ne STOP SHOPPING You can ind everything you need for the new house or the new spouse in one convenient placeOUR CLASSIFIEDS! Sporting Goods â&#x20AC;˘ Electronics Appliances â&#x20AC;˘ Furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Cameras Jewelry â&#x20AC;˘ Dishes â&#x20AC;˘ Books PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE!

FSBO: Land, Small & Large acreage. Owner financing. 803-427-3888.

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2 & 3 Br apartments and houses available in Sumter Area. $350 per month with $25 key deposit only. Call 773-8402 for info. Safe, 2BR Shaw. PETS!

2004 Chevy Venture Van, 7 Passenger, 112,000 miles. Cold AC, good tires. Exc condition. Asking $5,700. Call 803-460-8797

Clean 3br/2ba w/ garden tub, appli., walk in pantry. 40 Spider Ct. near Red Bay Rd. $400/mo + dep. No pets. 803-743-3706 lv msg.

503 Church St. 2BR/1BA $375 /mo. + $375/dep. Ref. req. Call 803-783-4683

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2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

3BR 2BA Brick home completely renovated, Stove , fridge, Hdwd and tile floors, fenced yard, carport. Must See! Off of Pinedale. $750//mo + $750/dep. Call 803 316-7958 Mon-Fri 9-6pm, House for rent: 2BR/1BA, 14 Byrd St. Single or couple (with one child 3yrs or younger). No pets. Call 803-773-5314 (10AM-2PM Mon-Wed. only)

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Nice 3BR/2BA Brick home with garage. Lg fenced yard. $750/mo + $750/dep. Call 803-968-5816

Campers / RV's/ Motorhomes Manning, 3BR, 2 1/5BA, 2900+ sq ft, Updated kitchen. Open floor plan. Lg Bedrooms $210k Call (803)460-7161

2007 Flagstaff Super Light, 23 ft Camper, $9,000. Call 803-469-8566

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16x80 MH, 3BR/2BA, Quiet neighborhood. Suitable for mature older couple ONLY. No section 8. $450/mo. + $350/dep. Call 803-775-0492 for more info.

EAST PALMETTO AMBULANCE SERVICE has openings for Fulltime/Part-time Emergency Medical Technicians both EMTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Paramedics. Paramedics and Basic EMTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interested in applying must KDYHD6RXWK&DUROLQD 67$7( &HUWLÂżFDWLRQDQGEH1DWLRQDO5HJLVWHUHGRU can be under reciprocity with a current SC card and expiration date. 3D\5DWHVDUHGLVFXVVHGRQDQLQGLYLGXDOEDVLV5DWHVYDU\GHSHQGLQJRQ H[SHULHQFH OHYHO RI FHUWLÂżFDWLRQ DQG ZRUN SHUIRUPDQFH 6SHFLDO FRQVLGeration will be given to individuals with current or recent experience in the GLDO\VLVWUDQVSRUWDUHD:HDUHORRNLQJIRUIRONVWKDWDUH3XQWXDO3URIHVsional, Caring, Dependable, Professional appearance and attitude. BENEFITS: *Accredited In-Service Training Program *Paid Vacation *Annual Bonus *We offer Health, Dental and Vision Insurance *Term Life InsurDQFH ,QGLYLGXDO:KROH/LIH,QVXUDQFH .3URJUDPDQG527+3URJUDP *Supplemental Insurance including Short Term Disability, Cancer, Critical Care Illness, Accident and much more. 5HVXPHÂśVPD\EHGURSSHGRIIDWRXURIÂżFH0RQ)ULDPSP$SSOLFDWLRQFDQEHSLFNHGXSIURPWKHPDLQRIÂżFHDQGEHÂżOOHGRXWRQVLWHRU returned at earliest convenience. 3662 Greeleyville Hwy., Manning, SC 29102

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Work Out of Town Daily per diem and board provided Moderate to heavy labor Confined Space Entry Complete Haz-Wop, OSHA Training Drug Free work environment

Paid Vacation Paid Holidays Paid Sick Days BC/BS Health Insurance Dental, Vision, ST Disability, Life Retirement 401K Plan

SEND RESUME TO 308 c/o The Item P.O. Box 1677, Sumter, SC 29151

August 3, 2013