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Signs protest Bynum’s presence Activists turn up heat against school board as highly anticipated meeting draws near

The joy of visiting another church


BY BRADEN BUNCH The Sumter School District Board of Trustees have moved their meeting on Monday to the Lakewood High School Fine Arts Center to accommodate what is expected to be a larger-than-normal turnout for the public meeting, as emotions surrounding the district administration have

Political signs calling for the Sumter School District Board of Trustees to take action against Superintendent Randolph Bynum, like this one outside Memorial Park on Calhoun Street, began appearing around town on Tuesday.

run high in recent weeks. And as Monday’s meeting approaches, polls and petitions — both on social media websites and in public — and yard signs have begun to sprout up from activists upset with the district’s current direction. Some of these signs, however, calling for the trustees to take action against Superintendent



ne of the things I most look forward to when we go on vacation is going to a church other than my own. It’s exciting to me to see how others worship and the elements they feel are important to incorporate into their services. Since I was little, my family has always been on staff at whatever church we attended. I was practically raised on the front pew of my home church, my mom’s eyes doling out promises of impending judgment from her piano bench should I misbehave. Hands still tickling the ivories, she would lean back to make eye contact with me or my sister, lips pursed, eyebrows cocked. We now affectionately refer to that look as the “whammy.” I married a minister so my involvement in church activities has not waned. My responsibilities sometimes leave me harried on Sunday morning. Visiting another church reminds me that I need to be a worshiper first and a worker second. If I get caught up in my own rut then I risk overlooking someone on a search for faith. Being a visitor in a church is nerve-wracking. It can be embarrassing when you don’t know where to go or what to expect. Here are some observations I had as I played the visitor in a North Carolina church.

5 testify against man charged in gang hit case BY ROBERT J. BAKER The state Attorney General’s Office presented five witnesses Tuesday in its case against 29-year-old Mickey M. Johnson, whom the state claims ordered a local gang hit in 2011 that led to the shooting death of 27-year-old Adrian Davis at Friendship Apartments in Sumter. Two of those witnesses, Dontae T. Crayton, 27, and William C. Morgan, 25, alJOHNSON lege they had gang affiliations with Johnson at the time of the shooting, which state Assistant Attorney General Curtis A. Pauling said Johnson ordered in retaliation for an altercation that happened in the early afternoon hours of March 22, 2011. SEE GANG TRIAL, PAGE A6

TOP LEFT: South Carolina Assistant Attorney General Curtis A. Pauling opened the state’s case on Tuesday against Mickey M. Johnson.


We came through the church doors about 15 minutes before the service started and stood in the lobby, shaking the rain off with others in the vestibule. I looked out in the sea of unknown faces, searching for a sign or a person who could tell me where the nursery was located. When I was little, I had a penchant for hiding in the circular clothes racks at department stores while my mother shopped. Round and round I would spin, emerging

INSET: Manning attorney Shaun Kent is representing Johnson this week as the 29-year-old, not pictured, faces trial for accessory before the fact to murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting a firearm and criminal conspiracy for his role in the death of 27-yearold Adrian Davis on March 22, 2011. LEFT: Sumter Police Det. William Lyons looks at a photograph of several men charged in Davis’ death before a jury at the Sumter County Judicial Center on Monday.



Boys & Girls Club slated to open facilities in Lee County BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item BISHOPVILLE — The Boys & Girls Club is coming to Lee County. That was the message delivered at the kickoff of the Lee County 2013 Boys & Girls Club Capital Campaign Kickoff held at the Bishopville High School gym on Monday afternoon. Alexis Pipkins, Lee County First Steps executive director and chairman of the Lee County Rural Leader-

ship Institute (RLI), said Lee County needs to raise $60,000 to make the nationally acclaimed organization reality. “We want the community to know it is our desire to bring the Boys & Girls Club to Lee County, but it will take a cooperative effort to make it happen,” Pipkins said. Jennifer Byrd, office coordinator at South Atlantic Canners and vice chairman of the Lee County RLI, said the purpose of the kickoff event was

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SLED investigates Columbia police COLUMBIA — The State Law Enforcement Division has started an investigation into the Columbia Police Department after the interim police chief and a fired captain each accused the other of illegal behavior. SLED spokesman Thom Berry wouldn’t specify what agents would be investigating, which follows the agency’s protocol. Interim Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago sent a letter to SLED asking the agency to investigate whether Capt. David Navarro illegally shredded documents and stole money from a police foundation. Navarro said he contacted SLED last week and asked for an investigation into whether Santiago asked him to plant drugs and a gun in an assistant city manager’s car.

Haley will pay fine, forward 8 donations COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has agreed to pay a $3,500 fine for not properly identifying donors to her 2010 campaign. In a consent order signed this week with the State Ethics Commission, Haley also agrees to forward a combined $4,200 from eight donors to the Children’s Trust Fund and reimburse the ethics agency $2,000. It resolves a complaint filed in July 2011 by a state Democratic Party employee regarding campaign filings that did not show the addresses of 45 donors and the occupations of more than 2,000.

DHEC chief: Agency botched investigation COLUMBIA — The director of South Carolina’s public health agency says a botched investigation into a tuberculosis outbreak at a Greenwood County school endangered the public. Director Catherine Templeton told The State newspaper she fired employees because of the missteps that left people in the dark as the outbreak spread. At least four workers at the Department of Health and Environmental Control were fired over it. “DHEC screwed this up,” Templeton told the newspaper Monday. “I’m sort of as indignant and angry about it as anybody else. It’s not how I run the railroad. It’s why they were fired.”

CLARIFICATION A business story in Sunday’s edition of The Item needs clarification. There are several horse farms in Sumter that offer summer camps.

BY BRISTOW MARCHANT The fire that engulfed a vacant home on Gates Street on Friday is being investigated as a possible arson. Investigators responded to the scene Friday night to look into the cause of a fire that engulfed the Southside house, according to a report from the Sumter Police Department. Twice Friday night, firefighters had to respond to the home at 10 Gates St. — once when the initial fire swept through

the home and again later when a hot spot inside flared up again. Firefighters could not immediately determine the cause of the fire that spread throughout the 1,500-square-foot home shortly after 5 p.m. The fire destroyed the house, knocked down power lines running across the street and threatened neighboring structures, causing damage estimated at $20,000. At 11 that same night, fire engines were called out again when a small fire rekindled inside the remains of the home, producing light smoke.

The initial fire apparently started in the lower front corner of the home, but it’s unknown what started it. Power to the home was turned off at the time. An investigator with the Sumter Fire Department ruled the cause of fire was “undetermined but suspicious in nature.” Neighbors said the house had long been vacant but that young people from the neighborhood could often be seen around the home. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 7741272.

‘You will be forgotten no more’ Korea veterans in the spotlight BY JEFF WILKINSON The State Leo Craps of Gilbert served as a military police officer from 1950-52 during the Korean War. When he returned home, the self-described “plain ol’ country boy’’ went back to work without any fanfare. The recognition for his service was a long time coming. On Monday, during a special event in Columbia, the 84-year-old finally received thanks, handshakes and hugs — 60 years after the war ended. “It’s just out of this world,’’ said Craps, sporting a Korean War Veteran cap and red-white-and-blue shirt while leaning on a hand-carved cane. “It just gives me chills. We really appreciate this.’’ About 800 people — Korean War veterans, their families, dignitaries and others — jammed the main ballroom of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Monday to honor those who fought in “The Forgotten War.’’ Long overshadowed by veterans of World War II, Korean War vets have received more attention recently, during 60th anniversary commemorations of the conflict,


Denver Tenney salutes the American flag Monday during a ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

which was fought from 195053. About 300,000 U.S. troops fought in Korea, and 34,000 died in the war, which ended in a stalemate along the infamous 38th parallel. “I don’t think people realize how vicious the Korean War was and how close we came to losing,’’ said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the keynote speaker at the event. “We’re not here to get nostalgic today. We’re here to say ‘thank you.’’’ The event was sponsored by Honor Flight of South Carolina, which was formed

five years ago to fly World War II veterans for free to see their memorial in Washington. But in the past year, the numbers of the “Greatest Generation’’ have waned and Honor Flight is now focusing more on flying Korean War veterans to the nation’s capital to see their memorial. “You will be forgotten no more,’’ said Honor Flight of South Carolina chairman and founder Bill Dukes. Monday’s event was filled with patriotic music and inspiring speeches. The vets were given certificates from

the U.S. Department of Defense, and signed up for commemorative medals from South Korea. Gov. Nikki Haley also sent a proclamation designating Monday as “Korean War Veterans Day’’ in South Carolina. Glenn Perdue, 79, of Chesterfield County, said the honors were not necessary, but welcome. “We served. We did our duty. We didn’t look for special recognition,’’ the Navy medic said. “But it’s good to have that recognition, especially for those who didn’t make it back.’’

Man accused in thefts faces more charges BY BRISTOW MARCHANT


A Turbeville man already facing charges in two counties related to a string of metal thefts now has even more charges hanging over his head. The latest charges against Robert Morse, 40, of 2824 Hicks Road, Turbeville, were released Tuesday by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Morse is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, breaking and entering into an automobile, transporting stolen nonferrous metals and obtaining a permit to sell stolen nonferrous metals, in addition to several other counts of burglary and metal theft he’s already facing in Sumter and Clarendon counties. The latest charges stem from two incidents that occurred on June 8. First, the suspect is accused of breaking into a business on the 2900 block of Cains Mill Road and taking 500 pounds of brass and copper as well as money held in an

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office area. A car parked at the location was also reportedly broken into and an unspecified amount of money stolen from inside. The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $2,125. That same day, he is accused of breaking into a car shop on the 300 block of East Fulton Manning Road in Pinewood and stealing 14 firearms kept inside the business, valued at $13,800. Reports indicate the break-ins were committed MORSE along with an accomplice, according to the sheriff’s office. In Clarendon County, Morse’s two adult sons are facing accessory charges related to burglaries he is accused of committing there. Reports say the crimes involve break-ins at farms in rural areas of Clarendon and Sumter in order to steal metals like copper out of farming equipment or tools. Morse was previ-

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ously charged in Clarendon County with five counts of second-degree burglary and one count each of grand larceny, safe cracking and possession of burglary tools after stolen items from at least four Clarendon farms were reportedly found by Clarendon County sheriff’s deputies inside the suspect’s car and home. In Sumter County, Morse is also facing three counts of unlawfully obtaining nonferrous metals after thefts that reportedly included stealing metals out of a grain bin, an auger and a refrigerator. Investigators are looking into similar thefts that Morse may be involved in. Capt. Allen Dailey, criminal investigations commander at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, said many of the items Morse is accused of stealing, including the firearms, have since been recovered. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 7741272.

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‘Thief among thieves’ gets 10 years in prison BY ROBERT J. BAKER A 51-year-old Sumter man described by local police as a “thief among thieves” and a “thorn in law enforcement’s side” received 10 years in prison on Tuesday for his latest charges. Thomas B. Hamor tearfully told 3rd Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young that his recurring drug problem led him into a life of mostly petty thefts. He pleaded guilty before Young on Tuesday at the Sumter Judicial Center to petty larceny, breach of trust and breaking and entering a motor vehicle. “My life has been a roller coaster of drug (abuse),” Hamor said. “I was a nuisance to the Sumter community through my problems as a drug addict. I wasn’t this way by nature.” Law enforcement officials, including Sumter Police Detective John Melton, disagreed, saying that Hamor had “multiple chances” to set his life straight.

“Mr. Hamor is a con artist,” Melton said. “He is a thief among thieves. He previously went to an excellent rehabilitation program, but he’s back here before you, your honor. He’s a mockery of our criminal justice system. It insults me to no end to go through this again and again.” Hamor’s last time in general sessions court, according to 3rd Circuit Assistant Solicitor Bronwyn K. McElveen, was in April 2012 when he pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, suspended to time-served and three years’ probation. “At that time, against law enforcement’s wishes, I believed we should give him a chance,” McElveen told Young. “But here we are a year later with the same tears and the same story.” Hamor’s current plea came from three separate incidents, one in which he siphoned gas from a neighbor’s truck and another in April 2012, not


Thomas B. Hamor, 51, told 3rd Circuit Court Judge W. Jeffrey Young on Tuesday that his recurring 30-year problem with drugs led him to lead a life of petty theft and burglary. Young sentenced Hamor to 10 years in prison for petty larceny, along with concurrent sentences of five years for breach of trust and five years for breaking and entering into a motor vehicle after Hamor pleaded guilty to those charges. ROBERT J. BAKER / THE ITEM

long after he pleaded guilty previously, where he appropriated a friend’s 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck for his own purposes. “I didn’t attempt to steal it, but I did take the truck and deprive him of it,” Hamor admitted. The final charge came

from an August 2012 incident where Hamor siphoned gas from two 2003 Ford buses owned by Warth Child Care on McCrays Mill Road. He was facing up to 20 years for all the charges. Young ultimately gave Hamor 10 years for petty larceny, an enhanced charge

because of his long record; and five years each for breach of trust and breaking into a motor vehicle. The sentences will be served concurrently. “You do have a long history of criminal activity and drug abuse,” Young told Hamor. “You keep saying that you want to be fixed, and I’m sorry you self-destructed. Frankly, there aren’t enough resources to keep spending on one man over and over again. Nothing sinks in. You’ve had 30 years (when) you could have straightened up. This town needs a long rest from you.” Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.

3,400 young S.C. immigrants given temporary status COLUMBIA (AP) — Thousands of young people in South Carolina have been granted temporary resident status over the past year under a federal program that postpones deportation proceedings, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services records. The Greenville News reported Tuesday that 3,438 applicants from South Carolina have been approved for the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program, representing less than 1 percent of nearly 540,000 people granted temporary status nationwide. President Obama created the program by executive order in June 2012. Recipients can receive federal work permits, allowing them to attend public colleges, apply for a job and get a driver’s license. The program closely tracks the failed DREAM

Act, which would have provided a path to legal status for many young people whose parents brought them to the country illegally. While Obama’s program doesn’t give legal status, it protects recipients from deportation proceedings for up to four years, if a twoyear renewal term is granted. Applicants for the reprieve must have arrived in the country before turning 16, be younger than 31, be high school graduates or in school, or have served in the military. They can’t have a serious criminal record. A South Carolina attorney who’s helped high school students apply said most of them have been approved without any problem. “Most of them were seniors in high school who have been here since they were two or three years old and had never been in any trouble and could


easily prove they had been here the entire period because they had all their school records,” said

Tammy Besherse with the Appleseed Legal Justice Center. “We did not come across any that we

thought could not meet the rules.” Greenville immigration attorney Allen Ladd said

his firm’s clients have included two valedictorians and students who have been offered scholarships.

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Justin Dion Nelson, 22, of 318 Wright St., was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics, second offense, for an incident that reportedly occurred about 2:35 p.m. Saturday. According to reports, Nelson was searched and a scale and a clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance were found after a traffic stop. Willie James White Jr., 44, of 204 Main St., was arrested and charged for indecent exposure and public disorderly conduct about 6:17 p.m. Saturday following an incident that reportedly occurred in Grier Street Park. According to reports, a group of suspects appeared drunk, and when law enforcement told them to go home, White told police he had to urinate. Officers said they would direct him to a restroom, but he ignored the officers, pulled his penis out of his pants and urinated in full view of the public, according to the report. Johnny Joe Daniel, 55, of 2860 Sheridan Drive, Dalzell, was charged with indecent exposure and public disorderly conduct about 5:55 p.m. Saturday following an incident that reportedly occurred in the 1000 block of Broad Street. Daniel reportedly confessed to drinking several beers and needing to urinate. He did so next to the vehicle he arrived in and in view of a 51-year-old female and her family, according to the report. Christopher Williams, 23, of 660 Flamin-

go Road, was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence and simple assault about 2 p.m. Sunday. A 23-year-old female told law enforcement that the suspect struck her in the face causing an cut to her upper lip. Joshua Woody Grice, 25, of 954 Shadow Trail, was charged with resisting arrest about 10:10 a.m. Friday. While officers were trying to serve a bench warrant, the suspect reportedly attempted to flee the home and ended up struggling with law enforcement. He was warned and then Tased with the probes striking him in the right side of his chest and his right wrist. Officers were reportedly unable to remove the probe in his wrist, and EMS was called. The emergency responders were also unable to remove it, so the suspect was taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center where the probe was removed. Stacy M. Strickland, 28, of 2340 Lighting Flats Lane, was charged with reckless driving and trespass warning following an incident that reportedly occurred at a business in the 1000 block of Broad Street following an incident that reportedly occurred Saturday. Following a verbal altercation, the suspect was warned away from the business and left, not yielding to oncoming traffic and at a high rate of speed, according to reports. Lisa Michelle Kinard, 47, of 1006 Belmont St., was charged with shoplifting, open container violation and possession of drug parapher-

nalia between 6 and 6:13 p.m. Saturday following an incident that reportedly occurred at a business in the 1000 block of Broad Street. In a large black-and-white bag she was carrying, loss prevention personnel found $258.20 in “fresh earth” scent wafers, scent soap, deer calls and doe estrous. She gave different names to the store personnel and law enforcement, and then told officers her purse was in the vehicle she’d driven and it would have her identification. Upon checking the vehicle, officers found an opened 16-ounce Natural Light, and while searching her purse, they found two crack pipes and “assorted drug paraphernalia” inside an opened Newport cigarette box, according to the report. ASSAULT:

A 17-year-old man told law enforcement that an 18-year-old man hit him with a golf club and beat him with his fists about 2:03 a.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Ithica Drive.


from a home in the 2000 block of Kolb Road about 9:59 p.m. Sunday. A silver Samsung flatscreen TV valued at $400, a five-disk Panasonic home theatre system with eight speakers valued at $200 and several items autographed by celebrities valued at $1,000 were reportedly stolen from a business in the 800 block of Myrtle Beach Highway about 7:22 p.m. Sunday. Several articles of clothing, a queen-size mattress and box spring valued at a total of $600 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 900 block of Houck Street, about 1:57 p.m. Saturday. A black 14-foot utility trailer valued at $1,400 was reportedly taken from a home in the 1000 block of Plowden Mill Road about 12:13 p.m. Sunday. A 9 mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun valued at $600 was reportedly taken from a truck in the fourth block of Forest Lake Court about 11:05 a.m. Sunday. A silver coin collection valued at $1,200 and a pair of 12 karat,

white-gold, heartshaped earrings valued at $150 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 600 block of Pringle Drive between 2 p.m. June 21 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Two motorized but nonworking wheelchairs valued at $2,400 were reportedly stolen between midnight July 8 and 4:22 p.m. Friday from a home in the 200 block of South Washington Street. A leather jewelry box containing the following items was reportedly stolen from a home in the 500 block of Mimosa Road between April 1, 2012 and Thursday: a gold tennis bracelet valued at $2,000, a gold charm bracelet with six gold charms valued at $700, a gold and diamond necklace valued at $500, a gold ring with diamonds valued at $200 and a gold anniversary ring valued at $800. A Dell Alienware M18X laptop valued at $3,000 was reportedly taken from a home in the fourth block of Gadwall Circle between 11:35 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday. A multicolored back-

pack containing personal papers and valued at $60 as well as a Smith & Wesson 40-caliber pistol valued at $300 were reportedly stolen from an unlocked truck in the 900 block of Miller Street about 10:09 a.m. Saturday. A 2013 black Toyota Tundra valued at $30,000 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 500 block of Carrol Drive between 6:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday. PROPERTY DAMAGE:

A 1997 Crown Victoria reportedly sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage when the windshield was smashed and the hood was dented about 6:49 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Enter Street. A 2003 Cadillac reportedly sustained an estimated $2,000 in damage when it was keyed and several windows were broken in the 4000 block of Camden Highway, Dalzell. A black 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer reportedly sustained $2,000 in damage between 7 and 8 p.m. July 7 in the 2000 block of McCrays Mill Road.


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Health law’s rule delay may hamper enforcement WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Obama’s health care law. Enforcement of the overhaul’s central mandate — that individual Americans must have coverage — could be weakened by the Obama administration’s recent delay of a requirement that larger employers provide medical insurance. That’s because the delayed rule also required companies to report health insurance details for employees. Without employers validating who’s covered, a scofflaw could lie, and the government would have no easy way to check. The Treasury Department said Tuesday it expects any impact to be minor, since most people will not risk telling the government a lie. Still, it’s another incentive for uninsured people to ignore a new government requirement that for many will cost hundreds of dollars. “If Americans begin to figure out that the individual requirement is toothless for 2014 ... younger, healthier uninsured people will stay away in droves,� said Edward Fensholt, director of compliance services for the Lockton Companies, a benefits consulting firm that advises employers. With fewer healthy people in the pool, premiums in new health insurance markets coming this fall could rise. The latest twist emerged a day ahead of votes in the Republican-led U.S. House to delay both the individual and employer mandates. The House measures, which have little chance of advancing in the Senate, are the latest in a series of Republican attempts to repeal or defund “Obamacare.� The administration declined to address the new enforcement concerns on the record. Instead, a senior Treasury official, commenting on condition of anonymity, said it’s only a hypothetical problem and the administration does not think a significant number of people will choose to flout the law. After all, most Americans truthfully report their annual income to the Internal Revenue Service, said the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to comment publicly by name. However, most people know the IRS already has the income information from their employers on W-2 forms.


June Springer answers a phone at Caffi Contracting Services in Alexandria, Va., on Friday. Springer, who just turned 90, works as a receptionist. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of half a million people in France found.

Study shows later retirement may help prevent dementia BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer BOSTON — New research boosts the “use it or lose it� theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline. “For each additional year of work, the risk of getting dementia is reduced by 3.2 percent,� said Carole Dufouil, a scientist at INSERM, the French government’s health research agency. She led the study and gave results Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston. About 35 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5 million have Alzheimer’s — 1 in 9 people aged 65 and over. What causes the mind-robbing disease isn’t known, and there is no cure or any treatments that slow its progression. France has had some of the best Alzheimer’s research in the world, partly because its former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, made it a priority. The country also has detailed health records on self-employed people who pay into a Medicare-like health system. Researchers used these records on more than 429,000 workers, most of whom were shopkeepers or craftsmen such as bakers and woodworkers.

They were 74 on average and had been retired for an average of 12 years. Nearly 3 percent had developed dementia but the risk of this was lower for each year of age at retirement. Someone who retired at 65 had about a 15 percent lower risk of developing dementia compared to someone retiring at 60, after other factors that affect those odds were taken into account, Dufouil said. To rule out the possibility that mental decline may have led people to retire earlier, researchers did analyses that eliminated people who developed dementia within 5 years of retirement, and within 10 years of it. “The trend is exactly the same,� suggesting that work was having an effect on cognition, not the other way around, Dufouil said. France mandates retirement in various jobs — civil servants must retire by 65, she said. The new study


suggests “people should work as long as they want� because it may have health benefits, she said. June Springer, who just turned 90, thinks it does. She was hired as a full-time receptionist at Caffi Plumbing & Heating in Alexandria, Va., eight years ago. “I’d like to give credit to the company for hiring me at that age,� she said. “It’s a joy to work, being with people and keeping up with current events. I love doing what I do. As long as God grants me the brain to use I’ll take it every day.� Heather Snyder, director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer’s Association, said the

study results don’t mean everyone needs to delay retirement. “It’s more staying cognitively active, staying socially active, continue to be engaged in whatever it is that’s enjoyable to you� that’s important, she said. “My parents are retired but they’re busier than ever. They’re taking classes at their local university, they’re continuing to attend lectures and they’re continuing to stay cognitively engaged and socially engaged in their lives.�

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disoriented from the clothes only to discover my mother was nowhere to be found. I felt a fraction of that same panic as I searched for some familiarity in a sea of faces, each concerned with their own routine. Where am I supposed to go? What am I supposed to do next? We shouldn’t assume that every visitor will join into the ebb and flow of our Sunday morning schedule so we should stock the entrance of our building with people whose God-given gifts are observation and hospitality. They should be the type of people who constantly scan the crown for those unfamiliar faces. Let visitors know that you are glad they are there.

As I handed over my infant son to the lady in the nursery, I suddenly understood how inherently terrifying it is to ask someone to leave their child in a strange place with a stranger for an hour or more. My son is the most precious blessing that I have. I don’t normally leave him with people I don’t know. The nursery worker, who was perfectly pleasant and more than capable of keeping children, asked me if my son had any special needs, which I’m sure included whether he needed to eat or nap. I had a weird reaction. “He hates his toes being tickled,� I said, in a desperate tone. Without blinking, she nodded and made a note in the sign-in sheet. Obviously, this lady was a pro and had dealt with hysterical mothers before. I backed out of the room


maintaining eye contact with my son. I had the urge to stand sentinel outside the nursery door, then sprint toward him when he first squawked. When I picked him up after the service, he was chewing on his teething ring and giggling. His toes had not been touched. Research shows that one of the top concerns of the church visitor is proper childcare, meaning if I don’t feel like my child is being cared for, then I’m not coming back to that church. It is of vital importance that we train our nursery workers to put parents at ease. We need to make sure that the church nursery is clean and has an adequate number of workers. There are a lot of resources available to churches through their state or national denominational conventions or headquarters that give excellent instruction on how to do this.

Take a look throughout your childcare facilities to see whether they are welcoming. Better yet, enlist a young mother to give her impression of the nursery. SINCERITY, NOT CHARISMA, IS MOST IMPORTANT TO THE CHURCH VISITOR.

At the church we patronized, they had done a great job of marrying traditional aspects with contemporary updates, and the age spectrum of their membership reflected that. I think a lot of time, churches focus on one or the other. The idea of traditional and contemporary manifests itself in the version of Bibles stocked in the pews, the presence of stained glass windows and the number of shaggy-haired guitarists on the stage. It might be confounding to many church leaders that it’s not top priority for visitors. Sincerity is.

You can blind someone with high-tech glitter for an hour. On the obverse, you can convince them of your piety through your reverent preludes and your handcrafted wooden pews. Most won’t remember either but they will remember if you made an effort to love them. I can’t imagine anyone not returning to a church because they didn’t have state of the art equipment. I can see almost anyone leaving because they don’t feel loved. Admittedly these are very simple observations but I think they are important to revisit as we try to convince those around us of the importance of faith. As I look back, the theme of all of these centers on loving others like we would want to be loved. Reach Jamie H. Wilson at faithmatterssumter@gmail. com.

GANG TRIAL from Page A1 “This was a coldblooded, senseless shooting,� Pauling said in his opening arguments Tuesday morning at the Sumter County Judicial Center. “We had a single bullet that tore through (Davis’) heart. How’d we get to that point?� Johnson is charged with accessory before the fact to murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting a firearm and criminal conspiracy. Pauling alleged Johnson, the so-called “lieutenant� of the Sumter faction of the 135 Piru gang, ordered the shooting in response to rival gang Folk Nation “flagging� in his area. Sumter Police Detective William Lyons testified first Tuesday that the rival gang indeed came to the complex March 22, 2011, after which guns were drawn and shots were fired. No one was injured in that incident. But the state thinks Johnson then ordered a retaliatory shooting that night, one allegedly carried out by suspects Rasheed Barshay Brandon, 23; Bryant Deante Brad-

ley, 22; and John W. Stamps Jr., 25. Brandon is accused of knocking on Davis’ door about 10:30 p.m. March 22, 2011, and then shooting into the apartment Davis shared with his girlfriend when the woman answered the door. The couple were not affiliated with a gang. “We have Bradley as the driver, Stamps as the lookout and Brandon as the shooter,� Pauling said. “They were ordered by (Johnson) to go to Apt. 7 (of Friendship Apartments) and shoot the first person who answers. If no one answered, they were to go to Apt. 50.� Both Clayton and Morgan testified during direct questioning by the state that Johnson was in charge of the local 135 Piru, a Blood-affiliated gang that has sects in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They said that Johnson gave orders that others followed. But Johnson’s attorney, Shaun Kent, spent much of his cross-examination of those witnesses ham-

William C. Morgan, known as “New York� to Sumter Blood gangs, testified on Tuesday against Mickey M. Johnson, who he claimed was a former gang leader of a group responsible for the 2011 shooting death of 27-year-old Adrian Davis. ROBERT J. BAKER / THE ITEM

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duced to second-degree burglary, non-violent. And Morgan, who faced the same charges as Johnson, pleaded guilty only to pointing and presenting a firearm. Both have yet to be sentenced, and Kent nee-

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any factors affect our community’s ability to grow, thrive and work together to make our city the best place to reside for all of its citizens. Small businesses, health care facilities, faith communities and school systems all play a huge role in developing and maintaining a strong community. When one of these factors goes awry, it can affect the whole infrastructure and economic development of the area. We have watched discord and trouble in our school system for quite some time now and, with concern, have noticed the effects it is beginning to have on all of us. As a group of local business professionals and taxpayers, we find it necessary to address these concerns by reiterating to the community and the school board how a troubled school system can, will, and is affecting all of us. One factor that has affected small business greatly is the millage increase requested by our school district for the past fiscal year. This increase has greatly affected small business taxes, and while we are willing to support our local schools when necessary, we are disheartened to do so when money is being spent in irresponsible ways. We are paying more and more in small business tax because the school district needed more money to cover their

GUEST COMMENTARY deficit. However, a review of the credit card statements from the past two years reveals exorbitant travel expenses for plane tickets as well as numerous stays at hotels such as the Marriott, the Hilton, Kiawah Island Golf Resort and Kingston Plantation, just to name a few. When the community is asked to step it up and pay more taxes to cover a deficit, it seems irresponsible to then take that money that we as small businesses and citizens are sacrificing to fund such excursions. Exorbitant salaries at the level of the district office are another great concern. According to the most recent contract, Randolph Bynum, the district superintendent, is paid a salary of $175,000 annually. This is salary alone. On top of state retirement, the district is also using public funds to make “an annual contribution to an annuity of the Superintendent’s choosing,” in the amount of 2.5 percent in 2011-12, 4 percent in 2012-13 and 5 percent for 2013-14. He also receives a cellphone, laptop, home fax machine and home telephone line to be used for professional and “reasonable personal use.” His membership in the American Association of School Administrators, the South Carolina Associa-


tion of School Administrators and “any other professional group which the Superintendent believes is necessary” are also covered with public funds. We paid relocation expenses for him and his family, and each month we provide an automobile allowance of not less than $1,000 monthly for district travel. Any travel out of the district is reimbursed in addition to this $1,000. To us, purchasing a district-owned vehicle and using the district gas pumps for the district-owned vehicle seems more responsible and frugal. The district also agrees to pay for an annual medical exam for the superintendent, despite the fact that state insurance provides a free yearly physical. Not only is this exam provided, it is written into the contract that Mr. Bynum wants to use his physician in Georgia, so our district is sending the money for this exam yearly to a physician in another state. As business professionals, we understand that growth comes through investing, but considering the deficit and challenges this school district and administration face, it is imperative for the school leaders — particularly the superintendent and school board — to be better stewards of taxpayer dollars.



In addition to the superintendent’s compensation, there have been significant increases in salaries at the district level at a time when it was requested that teachers lose a step increase. To go along with this increase in salaries, a number of the most high level and high paying positions have been filled by individuals outside of the Sumter community. Can we honestly say that no one within Sumter School District was qualified for these jobs? As we have all seen recently, decisions made by these officials have caused a great deal of controversy and confusion from baffling grading and report card systems, to controversial teacher evaluation tools, to copyright issues and most glaringly, a State Department of Education and SLED investigation amidst accusations of testing inconsistencies. Sumter School District is now commonly on local, state and most recently, national news regarding these major issues. This adverse publicity is most certainly not good for business and industry and does not just affect the students, parents and teachers. This affects all of us. We can no longer stand by and allow this situation to deteriorate. Schools are a reflection of the community they are in, and the time has come to fix ours. Sumter School District


what I have called ‘dead capital’ — property that cannot be leveraged as collateral for loans, to obtain investment capital, or as security for longterm contractual deals. And so the majority of these Egyptian enterprises remain small and relatively poor.” Egypt’s legal private sector employs 6.8 million people, and the public sector has 5.9 million. More than 9 million people work in the extralegal sector, making Egypt’s underWalter ground econoWILLIAMS my the nation’s biggest employer. Why are so many Egyptians in the underground economy? De Soto answered by giving a typical example: “To open a small bakery, our investigators found, would take more than 500 days. To get legal title to a vacant piece of land would take more than 10 years of dealing with red tape. To do business in Egypt, an aspiring poor entrepreneur would have to deal with 56 government agencies and repetitive government inspections.” According to the World Bank, in terms of the difficulty of doing business, Egypt ranks 109th out of 185 countries. What needs to be done? Although it shouldn’t be seen as a general strategy, there is at least one notable case in which a military coup and subsequent rule worked to the great benefit of a nation. A July 5 Investor’s Business Daily editorial ( klkjrmf) was about Chile’s 1973 coup, which toppled the democratically elected Salva-

dor Allende government and put Chilean military commander Augusto Pinochet in charge. Pinochet used his military dictatorship to create free market reforms by eliminating thousands of restrictive laws governing labor, mining, fishing, vineyards, startups and banking that were choking Chile’s economy. As a result, Chile became Latin America’s best economy and today has Latin America’s most durable democracy. That’s the upside to Pinochet’s rule. The downside was the regime’s corruption and atrocities. Western intellectuals, pundits and politicians are mistakenly calling for democracy in Egypt. But there’s a problem. In most countries in the Arab world, what we know as personal liberty is virtually nonexistent. Freedom House’s 2011 “Freedom in the World” survey and Amnesty International’s annual report for 2011 labeled most North African and Middle Eastern countries as either “repressive” or “not free.” These nations do not share the philosophical foundations that delivered the West from its history of barbarism, such as the Magna Carta (1215) and later the teachings of such philosophers as Francis Bacon, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Montesquieu and Voltaire. Personal liberty is important, but the best route to that goal is what Egypt needs most — reforms that create economic liberty. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

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Zimmerman trial begs question: How can this be in America? Many of us have been waiting, watching and listening for justice to prevail in the trial of George Zimmerman vs. Trayvon Martin. Finally there was breaking news and the verdict was announced Saturday evening (George Zimmerman, not guilty) and we were struck with mixed emotions. Most of all, Trayvon’s mother was left with a broken heart and a legal system that disappointed her. We are entitled to our opinions, and we do have freedom of speech in America to make our voices heard. Does our freedom give us the right to gun down a fellow American simply because we suspect he or she is “up to no good,” wearing a hoodie or because of the color of his or her skin? How can this be in America? This was a high-profile case, and the news media had a field day. They were full of legal panelists, journalists, commentators, talk shows and citizens expressing themselves before and after the verdict was announced. Regardless to what we feel or think, the fact still remains that a 17-year-old young man’s life has been cut short, and there is nothing we can do to bring him back. There was no denial that George Zimmerman

pulled the trigger, regardless of the excuse he gave for committing the crime. The question that is stuck in my mind, along with the heartache I’m feeling for Trayvon’s family, is how can this be in America? Is this the America we live in, take pride in, a land where the Pledge of Allegiance is recited and our National Anthem is sung with our hand placed over our hearts? I can only imagine the heartache and disappointment Trayvon’s family is experiencing, especially his mother. She had to sit through those grueling days looking at the pictures of her dead son as well as the accused shooter. She also heard the voice of a person screaming whom she identified as her son calling for help, and no one was there to comfort him. Death is not easy to cope with, and losing a child must be extremely difficult. EARTHA L. ENGLISH Sumter Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Item’s website, www.

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What Egyptians now need hat Egyptian citizens must recognize is that political liberty thrives best where there’s a large measure of economic liberty. The Egyptian people are not the problem; it’s the environment they’re forced to live in. Why is it that Egyptians do well in the U.S. but not Egypt? We could make the same observation about Nigerians, Cambodians, Jamaicans and many other people who leave their homeland and immigrate to the U.S. For example, Indians in India suffer great poverty. But that’s not true of Indians who immigrate to the U.S. They manage to start more Silicon Valley companies than any other immigrant group, and they do the same in Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey. According to various reports, about 50 percent of Egypt’s 83 million people live on or below the $2-per-day poverty line set by the World Bank. Overall, unemployment is 13 percent, and among youths, it’s 25 percent. Those are the official numbers. The true rates are estimated to be twice as high. Much of Egypt’s economic problems are directly related to government intervention and control, which have resulted in weak institutions so vital for prosperity. As Hernando de Soto, president of Peru’s Institute for Liberty and Democracy, wrote in his Wall Street Journal article titled “Egypt’s Economic Apartheid” (Feb. 3, 2011), more than 90 percent of Egyptians hold their property without legal title. De Soto said: “Without clear legal title to their assets and real estate, in short, these entrepreneurs own

Board of Trustees, we are calling on you to do so now before the damage to our schools, our town and our businesses is beyond repair.

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SIGNS from Page A1 Randolph Bynum, could be running afoul with local ordinances. Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., the trustees will enter executive session immediately after the approval of the meeting’s agenda, and then return to open session at 6:45 p.m. The tentative agenda calls for the trustees to receive a personnel report, as well as legal advice, during their closed-door session. Any action stemming from the executive session is set to occur after both the public participation and superintendent’s report. At their last meeting, trustees came out of a sixhour executive session calling for Superintendent Randolph Bynum to address a number of issues concerning the school district by Monday’s meeting, with the implication that his position could be in jeopardy, depending on the response. Since then, Bynum has announced that the SWEET 16 evaluation system used by the district for the past two years would be discontinued and that the expansion of the district’s standardsbased report card system into third grade would be delayed by a year. After these announcements, board Chairman Keith Schultz said there remained other issues Bynum needs to handle. His statement at the end of the of specially-called meeting on July 1 called for Bynum to address “various issues at Sumter High School, the SWEET 16 program and related copyright issues, community relations, numerous employee issues, and morale.” Several local activists have begun an ad-hoc po-


litical campaign in an effort to sway the trustees in their decisions. On Thursday, dozens of red and white signs reading “Attention School Board: progress can start when Randolph Bynum is stopped” began appearing around Sumter, including at the corner of Miller Road and Alice Drive near Alice Drive Elementary School, at Memorial Park on Calhoun Street and on Wilson Hall Road in the same block as the district’s headquarters. George McGregor, director for the Sumter CityCounty Planning Commission, said while the signs are indeed political, they are not reflective of a specific election, and therefore do not fall under the guideline of the local ordinance that requires political signs only be visible in the months leading up to a vote. The signs do, however, fall under the purview of other area ordinances that prevent them from being placed on public grounds. So while the local laws do not limit the free speech rights of citizens placing the signs in their front yards and private property, according to the local ordinances they cannot be placed in areas like public parks and in front of schools, where they have also been spotted. Other than a possible vote stemming from their executive session, there are no other action items appearing on the trustees’ agenda. The Lakewood High School Fine Arts Center is located at 350 Old Manning Road, and Monday’s meeting is open to the public. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201

CLUB from Page A1 “I don’t think the state pays enough attention to the small counties,” he said. “The way it is going, the state is going to be Columbia, Charleston and Greenville and the rest of us are going to suffer.” The Rural Leadership Institute exists to develop leaders in nine counties in the Pee Dee who will establish projects in their communities to improve the quality of life, he said. Sheheen has worked with leaders in Lee County for two years, he said. Sheheen also announced he is pledging $1,000 as an individual donation for the Lee County Capital Campaign. “Lee County only needs to raise $58,000 now,” Sheheen said. Lee County Council Chairman Travis Windham expressed the council’s support for the Boys & Girls Club. “Young boys and girls want structure,” Windham said. “They want influence. They need the right influence at the right time. Lee County needs a Boys & Girls Club.” Windham provided data collected from an independent survey of former Boys & Girls Club members. “Seventy-five percent of the responders said the club helped them to stay

out of trouble with the law,” he said. “Ninety-six percent reported their experiences taught them to get along with others. Seventy-two percent said the club was important to their success later in life. And 57 percent said the Boys & Girls Club saved their life.” Decar Brown, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area, said the capital campaign will generate revenue needed for operations of the club in Lee County. “Every boy and girl needs a positive place to go,” Brown said. “They need a positive adult influence. Lee County needs a Boys & Girls Club. Lee County can make it happen, but it takes dollars. On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club, we want to make it happen in Lee County.” Tawanaka Tate, Lee County Health and Human Services supervisor, serves as the chairwoman of the Lee County Interagency Coalition. “This capital campaign for the Boys & Girls Club is also supported by the Interagency Coalition,” she said. “We challenge everyone in the community to come on board and support this capital campaign.”

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Medlin to become next Fire Ants baseball coach BY DENNIS BRUNSON Tim Medlin, the former head baseball coach at Newberry College and the first manager of the Columbia Blowfish, will be the new head coach of the University of South Carolina Sumter baseball program. Misty Hatfield, the director of marketing and public relations for USC Sumter, cannot

comment on the situation. According to sources though, the job has been offered to Medlin and he has accepted. Medlin will replace Tom Fleenor, who resigned in May to take the head coaching position at Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C. Fleenor was the first head coach of the Fire Ants for six years, building the program from the ground up.

Medlin was the head coach at Newberry for 17 years, from 1989 until resigning following the 2005 season. Medlin had a win-loss record of 389458-1, a winning percentage of .459. In 1999, MEDLIN Medlin led Newberry to the South Atlantic Conference tournament championship and a fourth-

place finish in the regularseason standings. He led Newberry to two other conference titles prior to it joining the SAC and to two regionals. He was named Coach of the Year on three different occasions. Medlin was the manager of the Columbia Blowfish for three full seasons from ‘06-08 and part of the ‘09 season. Columbia is a member of the

Coastal Plain League, a summer wood bat league for college players with teams in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Fleenor led USC Sumter to a 38-20 mark this past season and a 12-15 mark in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association. USCS had a 241-103 record under Fleenor, winning 37 SEE MEDLIN, PAGE B2

Sumter crushes Heat to take 2-0 lead in series BY CHRIS COX


The American League’s Adam Jones hits a double during the American League’s 3-0 victory in Tuesday’s MLB AllStar baseball game in New York.

HILTON HEAD — Jake Martin knows what his Lowcountry Heat team must do to remain alive in its American Legion baseball secondround playoff series with Sumter. “We’ve got to cut down on walks, we’ve got to throw more strikes and just get more people on base,” Martin said. “We haven’t been getting people on base, and when we do get people on base we’re not driving them in.” Got all that? The list of changes is long for Hilton Head

Post 185, which fell behind 2-0 in the best-of-5 series with Sumter thanks to an 18-5 thrashing on Tuesday at Hilton Head Island High School. The P-15’s have outscored the Heat 29-7 through the first two games of the series and will go for the sweep at 7:30 p.m. today at Riley Park. Sumter improved to 26-5 on the season while Hilton Head fell to 15-7. The winner of the series earns a spot in the state tournament which will begin next week in Sumter. SEE SUMTER, PAGE B2

An American treat American League shuts out NL to snap All-star skid BY MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista, J.J. Hardy and Jason Kipnis drove in runs to back a night of pulsating pitching, and the American League beat the National League 3-0 Tuesday night to stop a three-year losing streak. Ten pitchers combined a three-hitter and the 43-year-old Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, remained unscored on in nine All-Star innings. The only older pitcher to

appear in an All-Star game was 47-year-old Satchel Paige. Rivera was left alone on the field for a 90-second standing ovation, waving his cap to the crowd and touching it to his heart as the other All-Stars SEE MLB, PAGE B2

Swinney puts last year in past as Tigers seek more BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press SUNSET — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney wants little to do with last year’s breakthrough, 11-win season and tossed out a magazine SWINNEY featuring ACC player of the year Tajh Boyd to prove it. The accolades that often follow special seasons don’t matter to Swinney or the Tigers as they prepare for preseason camp and the new year. So far, Swinney says his players haven’t proved they can match what happened a year ago.

So that’s why Swinney threw a preseason glossy in the trash during a team meeting, even with Boyd’s smiling face on the cover. “They all come out and say this team’s this or this guy’s that,” Swinney said Tuesday. “And that stuff is so irrelevant.” “You’ve heard me say this a hundred times,” Swinney continued, “let’s talk about it in November.” By then the Tigers could be in the hunt for second Atlantic Coast Conference crown in three years or even a spot in the BCS title game. Swinney says there’s plenty of time before Clemson gets to SEE CLEMSON, PAGE B4


The American League’s Mariano Rivera, acknowledges a standing ovation during the eighth inning of the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday in New York.


Hilton Head’s Logan Phillips delivers a pitch during the Lowcountry Heat’s 18-5 loss to Sumter in the second round of the state playoffs on Tuesday at Hilton Head Island High School.

Clowney: ‘Boyd, others scared of me’ on which SEC or Palmetto State team is your favorite. He’s off to the ESPYs in L.A. for red carpet treatment unrolled for a “Best Play of 2013” nomination.

BY GENE SAPAKOFF Post and Courier HOOVER, Ala. — Jadeveon Clowney caused a social media stir Tuesday when asked about quarterbacks. Clemson’s Tajh Boyd? “He’s scared every time we play them,” South Carolina’s AllAmerica defensive end said Tuesday late in his whirlwind SEC Media Days tour of Wynfrey Hotel ballrooms. “He knows he’s scared. … You can tell if a player is scared if he looks at me every time before the ball is snapped.” Georgia’s Aaron Murray? “He’s scared, too.” Know what’s really scary? The 6-6, 270-



South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney answers questions Tuesday during the Southeastern Conference football media days in Hoover, Ala.

pound Clowney creating havoc on offense as well as defense. Clowney transcends college star status. His helmet-popping hit against Michigan’s Vincent Smith in the

Outback Bowl leaps football, making YouTube inroads into the lives of housewives. From Iceland to Singapore. He’s a cartoon hero or villain, depending

But moving from sixth in the Heisman voting in 2012 to top three status in 2013 requires more than sacks and tackles, unless the sum total exceeds the combined number of Johnny Manziel’s touchdown passes and inappropriate tweets. Clowney probably has to take over the play-calling duties from Steve Spurrier or score a few touchdowns on offense, one of which is a veiled possibility. SEE CLOWNEY, PAGE B4



SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 8 a.m. -- International Cycling: Tour de France Stage Seventeen from Chorges, France (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9:30 a.m. -- College Football: SEC Media Days from Hoover, Ala. (ESPNU). Noon -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas -- Dallas vs. D-League All-Stars (NBA TV). 2 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas -- Memphis vs. Phoenix (NBA TV). 6 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- American Legion Baseball: State Playoffs Second-Round Series Game Three -- Hilton Head at Sumter (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHM-FM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 8 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 10 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 10 p.m.-- Amateur Baseball: California Collegiate League All-Star Game from Compton, Calif. (SPORTSOUTH). 4 a.m. -- PGA Golf: British Open First Round from East Lothan, Scotland (ESPN).

MLB LEADERS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING_MiCabrera, Detroit, .365; Trout, Los Angeles, .322; Mauer, Minnesota, .320; DOrtiz, Boston, .317; Pedroia, Boston, .316; ABeltre, Texas, .316; CDavis, Baltimore, .315; Loney, Tampa Bay, .315; TorHunter, Detroit, .315. RUNS_MiCabrera, Detroit, 73; CDavis, Baltimore, 70; AJones, Baltimore, 67; Trout, Los Angeles, 65; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 63; Bautista, Toronto, 61; Encarnacion, Toronto, 60. RBI_MiCabrera, Detroit, 95; CDavis, Baltimore, 93; Encarnacion, Toronto, 72; NCruz, Texas, 69; Fielder, Detroit, 69; AJones, Baltimore, 67; Cano, New York, 65; DOrtiz, Boston, 65. HITS_MiCabrera, Detroit, 132; Machado, Baltimore, 128; Pedroia, Boston, 119; Trout, Los Angeles, 119; ABeltre, Texas, 118; AJones, Baltimore, 117; Ellsbury, Boston, 115. DOUBLES_Machado, Baltimore, 39; Mauer, Minnesota, 30; Trout, Los Angeles, 29; CDavis, Baltimore, 27; JCastro, Houston, 25; Pedroia, Boston, 25; JhPeralta, Detroit, 25. TRIPLES_Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5; Kawasaki, Toronto, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4. HOME RUNS_CDavis, Baltimore, 37; MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; Encarnacion, Toronto, 25; ADunn, Chicago, 24; Ibanez, Seattle, 24; NCruz, Texas, 22; ABeltre, Texas, 21; Cano, New York, 21; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 21. STOLEN BASES_Ellsbury, Boston, 36; RDavis, Toronto, 24; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; Altuve, Houston, 21; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 21; AlRamirez, Chicago, 20. PITCHING_Scherzer, Detroit, 13-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 13-3; Colon, Oakland, 12-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 11-3; FHernandez, Seattle, 10-4; Verlander, Detroit, 10-6; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-7. STRIKEOUTS_Darvish, Texas, 157; Scherzer, Detroit, 152; FHernandez, Seattle, 140; Masterson, Cleveland, 137; Sale, Chicago, 131; Verlander, Detroit, 125; DHolland, Texas, 121. SAVES_JiJohnson, Baltimore, 33; Nathan, Texas, 30; MRivera, New York, 30; Balfour, Oakland, 25; AReed, Chicago, 24; Frieri, Los Angeles, 22; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 22; GHolland, Kansas City, 22. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING_YMolina, St. Louis, .341; Craig, St. Louis, .333; Cuddyer, Colorado, .330; Segura, Milwaukee, .325; Posey, San Francisco, .325; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .321; Votto, Cincinnati, .318. RUNS_MCarpenter, St. Louis, 72; CGonzalez, Colorado, 68; Choo, Cincinnati, 66; Votto, Cincinnati, 66; Holliday, St. Louis, 64; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 60; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 59; JUpton, Atlanta, 59. RBI_Goldschmidt, Arizona, 77; Craig, St. Louis, 74; Phillips, Cincinnati, 74; DBrown, Philadelphia, 67; Bruce, Cincinnati, 66; CGonzalez, Colorado, 64; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 62. HITS_Segura, Milwaukee, 121; Craig, St. Louis, 116; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 115; Votto, Cincinnati, 112; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 110; YMolina, St. Louis, 110; CGonzalez, Colorado, 107; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 107. DOUBLES_Bruce, Cincinnati, 28; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 28; YMolina, St. Louis, 27; Posey, San Francisco, 27; Rizzo, Chicago, 27; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 26; GParra, Arizona, 26. TRIPLES_CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 8; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 5; DWright, New York, 5. HOME RUNS_CGonzalez, Colorado, 25; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 24; DBrown, Philadelphia, 23; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 19; Uggla, Atlanta, 18. STOLEN BASES_ECabrera, San Diego, 34; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 28; Segura, Milwaukee, 27; Revere, Philadelphia, 22; CGomez, Milwaukee, 21; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 20; Pierre, Miami, 18. PITCHING_Zimmermann, Washington, 12-4; Wainwright, St. Louis, 12-5; Corbin, Arizona, 11-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-4; Lee, Philadelphia, 10-3; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-5; 7 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTS_Harvey, New York, 147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 139; Wainwright, St. Louis, 130; Samardzija, Chicago, 128; Latos, Cincinnati, 127; Lincecum, San Francisco, 125; Lee, Philadelphia, 125. SAVES_Grilli, Pittsburgh, 29; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 26; Mujica, St. Louis, 26; RSoriano, Washington, 25; Romo, San Francisco, 21; Chapman, Cincinnati, 21; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 20.

NASCAR LEADERS Points Leaders By The Associated Press Through July 14 1. Jimmie Johnson, 696. 2. Clint Bowyer, 640. 3. Carl Edwards, 623. 4. Kevin Harvick, 622. 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 578. 6. Matt Kenseth, 576. 7. Kyle Busch, 576. 8. Greg Biffle, 545. 9. Brad Keselowski, 529. 10. Kasey Kahne, 523. 11. Martin Truex Jr., 521. 12. Jeff Gordon, 521. 13. Tony Stewart, 518. 14. Kurt Busch, 516. 15. Jamie McMurray, 507. 16. Aric Almirola, 502. 17. Jeff Burton, 498. 18. Joey Logano, 487. 19. Ryan Newman, 487. 20. Paul Menard, 487. 21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 476. 22. Marcos Ambrose, 440. 23. Juan Pablo Montoya, 424. 24. Casey Mears, 403. 25. Denny Hamlin, 361. 26. David Gilliland, 354. 27. Danica Patrick, 350. 28. David Ragan, 342. 29. Mark Martin, 314. 30. Bobby Labonte, 295. 31. Dave Blaney, 283. 32. David Reutimann, 279.

| 33. J.J. Yeley, 272. 34. David Stremme, 267. 35. Travis Kvapil, 240. 36. A J Allmendinger, 211. 37. Michael Waltrip, 102. 38. Michael McDowell, 93. 39. Scott Speed, 91. 40. Timmy Hill, 80. 41. Terry Labonte, 77. 42. Ken Schrader, 68. 43. Boris Said, 26. 44. Ron Fellows, 22. 45. Justin Marks, 14. 46. Scott Riggs, 10. 47. Victor Gonzalez Jr., 7. 48. Tomy Drissi, 6. 49. Brian Keselowski, 4. 50. Alex Kennedy, 4. Money Leaders By The Associated Press Through July 14 1. Jimmie Johnson, $5,797,348 2. Kyle Busch, $3,926,539 3. Matt Kenseth, $3,769,819 4. Kevin Harvick, $3,683,591 5. Brad Keselowski, $3,628,383 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,408,323 7. Carl Edwards, $3,393,909 8. Tony Stewart, $3,280,064 9. Jeff Gordon, $3,166,762 10. Clint Bowyer, $3,151,175 11. Martin Truex Jr., $3,112,904 12. Joey Logano, $3,035,716 13. Ryan Newman, $3,007,015 14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $2,984,832 15. Kasey Kahne, $2,943,583 16. Greg Biffle, $2,926,439 17. Aric Almirola, $2,834,760 18. Kurt Busch, $2,793,428 19. Jamie McMurray, $2,724,493 20. Juan Pablo Montoya, $2,654,670 21. Marcos Ambrose, $2,610,464 22. Paul Menard, $2,599,277 23. David Ragan, $2,496,918 24. Casey Mears, $2,299,859 25. Denny Hamlin, $2,278,024 26. Jeff Burton, $2,249,748 27. David Gilliland, $2,188,527 28. Mark Martin, $2,155,479 29. Travis Kvapil, $2,067,065 30. Bobby Labonte, $2,038,304 31. Danica Patrick, $2,032,305 32. David Reutimann, $1,958,950 33. Dave Blaney, $1,896,090 34. J.J. Yeley, $1,873,608 35. Josh Wise, $1,780,783 36. David Stremme, $1,647,688 37. Joe Nemechek, $1,561,140 38. Michael McDowell, $1,433,606 39. Landon Cassill, $1,382,005 40. Regan Smith, $1,019,772 41. A J Allmendinger, $970,626 42. Brian Vickers, $954,460 43. Scott Speed, $902,299 44. Trevor Bayne, $892,534 45. Austin Dillon, $867,524 46. Mike Bliss, $714,053 47. Timmy Hill, $686,326 48. Terry Labonte, $639,840 49. Michael Waltrip, $606,549 50. Ken Schrader, $483,182

TENNIS WTA Sony Swedish Open Results The Associated Press Tuesday At Bastad Tennis Stadium Bastad, Sweden Purse: $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles First Round Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Mathilde Johansson, France, def. Julia Cohen, United States, 6-2, 6-3. Teliana Pereira, Brazil, def. Dinah Pfizenmaier, Germany, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Klara Zakopalova (3), Czech Republic, def. Ellen Allgurin, Sweden, 6-1, 6-1. Lesia Tsurenko (6), Ukraine, def. Anastasia Grymalska, Italy, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. Richel Hogenkamp, Netherlands, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, 6-3, 6-3. Nina Bratchikova, Russia, def. Lesley Kerkhove, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-1. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Sesil Karatantcheva, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-2. Andrea Gamiz, Venezuela, def. Tsvetana Pironkova (4), Bulgaria, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles First Round Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Olga Savchuk (3), Ukraine, def. Maria Kondratieva, Russia, and Laura Thorpe, France, 6-3, 7-5. Mariana Duque-Marino, Colombia, and Teliana Pereira, Brazil, def. Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 1-6, 6-1, 10-5. Lara Arruabarrena and Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, def. Julia Cohen, United States, and Justyna Jegiolka, Poland, 6-3, 6-0. Arantxa Parra Santonja and Silvia Soler-Espinosa (2), Spain, def. Ellen Allgurin and Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 6-4, 7-5.

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Atlanta 10 3 .769 – Chicago 10 4 .714 1/2 Washington 7 7 .500 31/2 New York 6 8 .429 41/2 Indiana 5 8 .385 5 Connecticut 4 9 .308 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Minnesota 11 3 .786 – Los Angeles 10 4 .714 1 Phoenix 8 7 .533 31/2 Seattle 6 8 .429 5 San Antonio 4 10 .286 7 Tulsa 3 13 .188 9 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games San Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m. Today’s Games Tulsa at Seattle, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago at New York, 11 a.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Simon Castro to Charlotte (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Claimed INF Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from San Diego. MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled C/OF Chris Herrmann from Rochester (IL). Selected the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Rochester. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned RHP Drew Hutchison to Dunedin (FSL). National League NEW YORK METS — Sent 1B Justin Turner to Binghamton (EL) for a rehab assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Sent C Hector Sanchez to the Arizona League Giants for a rehab assignment. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed RHP Osvaldo Rodriguez. LAREDO LEMURS — Released LHP Matt Dunbar. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed INF Kevin Moesquit and LHP Edgar Osuna. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Traded OF Jereme Milons to Southern Illinois (Frontier) for a player to be named. NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed LHP Bryan Morgado. Released RHP Pete Levitt and LHP Mike Francisco. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed INF Blair Springfield.


AMERICAN LEGION STATE PLAYOFFS Lower State Second Round (2) Murrells Inlet vs. (1) Goose Creek Monday Murrells Inlet 9, Goose Creek 8, Murrells Inlet leads series 1-0 Tuesday Goose Creek at Murrells Inlet Today Murrells Inlet at Goose Creek Thursday Goose Creek at Murrells Inlet (if necessary) Friday Murrells Inlet at Goose Creek (if necessary) (1) Florence vs. (3) Beaufort Monday Beaufort 12, Florence 11, Beaufort leads series 1-0 Tuesday Florence at Beaufort Today Beaufort at Florence Thursday Florence at Beaufort (if necessary) Friday Beaufort at Florence (if necessary) (1) Sumter vs. (2) Hilton Head Monday Sumter 11, Hilton Head 2, Sumter lead series 1-0 Tuesday Sumter at Hilton Head Today Hilton Head at Sumter

Thursday Sumter at Hilton Head (if necessary) Friday Hilton Head at Sumter (if necessary) Upper State First Round (2) Rock Hill vs. (3) Orangeburg Monday Rock Hill 9, Orangeburg 8 Tuesday Orangeburg 12, Rock Hill 1 Wednesday Orangeburg 15, Rock Hill 5 Monday Orangeburg 11, Rock Hill 5, Orangeburg wins series 3-1 Second Round (2) West Columbia vs. (1) Inman Monday West Columbia at Inman, ppd., rain Tuesday West Columbia at Inman Today Inman at West Columbia Thursday West Columbia at Inman Friday Inman at West Columbia (if necessary) Saturday West Columbia at Inman (if necessary) (2) Spartanburg vs. (1) Irmo-Chapin Monday Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin, ppd., rain

Tuesday Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin Today Irmo-Chapin at Spartanbvurg Thursday Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin Friday Irmo-Chapin at Spartanburg (if necessary) Saturday Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin (if necessary) (1) Lancaster vs. (2) Greenville Generals Tuesday Greenville Generals at Lancaster Today Lancaster at Greenville Generals Thursday Greenville Generals at Lancaster Friday Lancaster at Greenville Generals (if necessary) Saturday Greenville Generals at Lancaster (if necessary) (3) Orangeburg vs. (1) Greenwood Today Orangeburg at Greenwood Thursday Greenwood at Orangeburg Friday Orangeburg at Greenwood Saturday Greenwood at Orangeburg (if necessary) Sunday Orangeburg at Greenwood (if necessary)



Ponytails headed to state title game NORTH CHARLESTON — The Sumter Ponytails 11-12 year-old all-star softball team beat Florence 7-6 in seven innings on Tuesday to advance to the championship round in the state tournament at Wescott Park. Sumter plays Jefferson today at 10 a.m. Jefferson will have to beat Sumter twice. Ellen Dinkins pitched the complete game for Sumter, striking out four while allowing two hits and two walks.

Sydney Baity was 3-3 ans scored the winning run for Sumter. Rebecca Dinkins and Riley DeLavan were both 2-for3 with a run scored. Sydney Daniel, Erin McCaffrey and Kinsley Waynick each had a run batted in, while Emily Jackson, Maggie Josey and Carly Allred were each 1-for-2 with a run. 11-12 O’ZONE SUMTER MIDLAND

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MEDLIN from Page B1 games or more on three separate occasions. In 2009, the program’s second year of existence, the Fire Ants went 52-11 and won the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X regularseason title with a 26-4 record. They were the run-

“It’s tough,” Post 185 head coach Chris Seelbach said. “You do the best you can. They have a good team. The unfortunate thing about it is I think if we were at full speed it would be a much different series.” Seelbach may never know just how different the series could have been. Post 185 has played the last two nights without several of its main cogs. Randy Young, Grant Youmans and Caleb Martin are all out of town. Logan Phillips, who hit a team record four home runs in the playoff series victory over Conway, also has dealt with a strained hip he suffered after making a big turn around first base in Sumter on Monday. “That’s definitely the toughest part, whenever you don’t have Caleb Martin and Randy

Young,” Jake Martin said. “That’s the meat of our order, you know? They’ve been driving in runs all year for us. We’re not putting up 10, 15 runs like we have the whole time.” Their absence was expounded by the Heat’s struggles on the mound, which continued Tuesday as Post 185 pitchers combined to surrender 13 walks and 14 hits. Sumter put the leadoff man on base in six of nine innings, five of which came via walk, and also pounded out four extra base hits. Starting pitcher Colin Grunder took the meat of the punishment, allowing 11 runs and seven walks in 3 2/3 innings. An 8-run fourth in which the P-15s sent 13 men to the plate ended any hopes of the Heat pulling even in the series. “Pitching has kind of been

MLB from Page B1 watched from the dugout railing and applauded. Bautista had a sacrifice fly in the fourth off Patrick Corbin that stopped the AL’s 17-inning scoreless streak. Hardy added a run-scoring grounder in the fifth against Cliff Lee and Kipnis hit an RBI double in the eighth off Craig Kimbrell.

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man singled home Micah Yates with the winning run as the Sumter O’Zone 11-12 year-old all-star baseball team defeated defending state champion Midland 7-6 in the state tournament on Monday at Greenwood Athletic Park. Sumter was scheduled to play Abbeville on Tuesday in a battle of the last two undefeated teams in the tournament. Trent Frye picked up the win in relief. Seth Stamps and Chapman had home runs for Sumter.

ners-up in the region tournament and advanced to the Eastern District Tournament. USCS captured the regular-season title again in ‘11, going 41-11 overall and 20-4 in the region in a season that included a school-record 19game winning streak. The Fire Ants never earned a tournament title, but were runners-up three times under Fleenor.

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our Achilles’ heel all year,” Martin said. “It’s just tough whenever you don’t have your whole team and you’re throwing guys out there that haven’t really played all summer.” Those struggles had little impact on the Heat’s boisterous dugout, however, as Post 185 players continued to chirp like they’ve done all summer. Martin and Seelbach said players remain upbeat despite their recent struggles and will have little trouble getting up for Wednesday’s elimination game. “They’re a pretty happy-golucky bunch,” Seelbach said. “I think they enjoy being on the field, they enjoy playing. They realize the situation we’re in, they realize we’re shorthanded and they’re doing the best they can. “The guys that are out there are fighting and doing the best they can. I don’t think it’s a situation where you really have to get them up and get them going.”

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Tiger Woods plays a shot off the fifth tee during Tuesday’s practice round for the British Open. Woods is hoping to rebound after a week off recovering from an injury.

Woods looking for 1 key shot to turn his fortunes BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press GULLANE, Scotland — British Open champions at Muirfield are more likely to be found on a ballot for the Hall of Fame than the bottom of a betting sheet. It has never been known as a haven for long shots, which would seem to bode well for someone like Tiger Woods. Even so, Woods struggled to find the right definition of an “outsider” when asked Tuesday about the trend of highcaliber winners at Muirfield. Because if an “outsider” is someone who had never won a major, then all bets are off. “You probably can’t say that given the fact that over the past, what, five years or so ... that we’ve had first-time winners at virtually every single major,” Woods said. “The fields are so deep now and the margin between the first player and the last player in the field is not that big anymore. It’s very small.” Eighteen players have won the last 20 majors, the most diverse collection of major champions in some 25 years. Fourteen of them had never won a major. Perhaps it was more than just a coincidence when Woods dated this trend to the last five years. Because that’s when he stopped winning them. Times sure have changed since the British Open last came to this links course along the Firth of Forth. In 2002, the question was whether Woods was going to win all four majors in a

BRITISH OPEN TEE TIMES The Associated Press At Muirfield Gullane, Scotland Purse: $7.8 million Yardage: 7,191 yards; Par: 71 (a-amateur) Thursday-Friday 1:32 a.m.-6:33 a.m. — Peter Senior, Australia; Lloyd Saltman, Scotland; Oliver Fisher, England. 1:43 a.m.-6:44 a.m. — Robert Karlsson, Sweden, Todd Hamilton, United States; a-Ben Stow, England. 1:54 a.m.-6:55 a.m. — Thomas Aiken, South Africa; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand; Bud Cauley, United States. 2:05 a.m.-7:06 a.m. — Mikko Ilonen, Finland; Brooks Koepka, United States; Ashun Wu, China. 2:16 a.m.-7:17 a.m. — David Duval, United States; Bernd Wiesberger, Austria; Chris Wood, England. 2:27 a.m.-7:28 a.m. — Scott Stallings, United States; Stewart Cink, United States; Richard McEvoy, England. 2:38 a.m.-7:39 a.m. — K.J. Choi, South Korea; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Jimmy Walker, United States. 2:49 a.m.-7:50 a.m.. — Ben Curtis, United States; Shane Lowry, Northern Ireland; Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain. 3 a.m.- 8:01 a.m. — Jonas Blixt, Sweden; Brian Davis, England; Graham DeLaet, Canada. 3:11 a.m.-8:12 a.m. — Robert Garrigus, United States; John Senden, Australia; Marc Warren, Scotland. 3:22 a.m.-8:23 a.m. — Martin Kaymer, Germany; a-Garrick Porteous, England; Jason Day, Australia. 3:33 a.m.-8:34 a.m. — Carl Pettersson, Sweden; Jason Dufner, United States; David Lynn, England. 3:44 a.m.-8:45 a.m. — Bubba Watson, United States; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Dustin Johnson, United States. 4 a.m.-9:01 a.m. — Nick Faldo, England; Tom Watson, United States; Fred Couples, United States. 4:11 a.m.-9:12 a.m. — Justin Rose, England; Ernie Els, South Africa; Brandt Snedeker, United States. 4:22 a.m.-9:23 a.m. — Ian Poulter, England; Keegan Bradley, United States; Billy Horschel, United States. 4:33 a.m.-9:34 a.m. — Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain; Richard Sterne, South Africa; Nick Watney, United States. 4:44 a.m.-9:45 a.m. — Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Phil Mickelson, United States. 4:55 a.m.-9:56 a.m. — Scott Piercy, United States; Tim Clark, South Africa; Kevin Streelman, United States. 5:06 a.m.-10:07 a.m. — Zach Johnson, United States; Shingo Katayama, Japan; Thomas Bjorn, Denmark. 5:17 a.m.-10:18 a.m. — Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Camilo Villegas, Colombia; Estanislao Goya, Argentina. 5:28 a.m.-10:29 a.m. — George Coetzee, South Africa; Ken Duke, United States; Mark Calcavecchia, United States. 5:39 a.m.-10:40 a.m. — John Huh, United States; Brendan Jones, Australia; Hyung-sun Kim, South Korea. 5:50 a.m.-10:51 a.m. — Josh Teater, United States; Steven Tiley, England; aJimmy Mullen, England. 6:01 a.m.-11:02 a.m. — K.T. Kim, South Korea; Steven Jeffress, Australia; Luke Guthrie, United States.

single year. Eleven years later, not a major goes by without him being asked

6:12 a.m.-11:13 a.m. — John Wade, Australia; Gareth Wright, Wales; Makoto Inoue, Japan. 6:33 a.m.-1:32 a.m. — Daniel Willett, England; Y.E. Yang, South Korea; Johnson Wagner, United States. 6:44 a.m.-1:43 a.m. — Thaworn Wiratchant, Thailand; Lucas Glover, United States; Oscar Floren, Sweden. 6:55 a.m.-1:54 a.m. — Boo Weekley, United States; Sandy Lyle, Scotland; Niclas Fasth, Sweden. 7:06 a.m.-2:05 a.m. — Marcus Fraser, Australia; a-Grant Forrest, Scotland; Mark O’Meara, United States. 7:17 a.m.-2:16 a.m. — Tom Lehman, United States; Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand; Freddie Jacobson, Sweden. 7:28 a.m.-2:27 a.m. — Justin Leonard, United States; a-Rhys Pugh, Wales; Marc Leishman, Australia. 7:39 a.m.-2:38 a.m. — Alvaro Quiros, Spain; Kyle Stanley, United States; Alexander Noren, Sweden. 7:50 a.m.-2:49 a.m. — Russell Henley, United States; Jordan Spieth, United States; a-Matthew Fitzpatrick, England. 8:01 a.m.-3 a.m. — Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Michael Thompson, United States; Richie Ramsay, Scotland. 8:12 a.m.-3:11 a.m. — Vijay Singh, Fiji; Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland; Martin Laird, Scotland. 8:23 a.m.-3:22 a.m. — Ryan Moore, United States; Henrik Stenson, Sweden; a-Steven Fox, United States. 8:34 a.m.-3:33 a.m. — Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark, Jim Furyk, United States; Paul Lawrie, Scotland. 8:45 a.m.-3:44 a.m. — Geoff Ogilvy, Australia; Harris English, United States; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland. 9:01 a.m.-4 a.m. — Lee Westwood, England; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Sergio Garcia, Spain. 9:12 a.m.-4:11 a.m. — Adam Scott, Australia; Matt Kuchar, United States, Luke Donald, England. 9:23 a.m.-4:22 a.m. — Rickie Fowler, United States; Matteo Manassero, Italy; Hunter Mahan, United States. 9:34 a.m.-4:33 a.m. — Peter Hanson, Sweden; Hiroyuki Fujita, Japan; Bill Haas, United States. 9:45 a.m.-4:44 a.m. — Tiger Woods, United States; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa. 9:56 a.m.-4:55 a.m. — Webb Simpson, United States; Branden Grace, South Africa; Jamie Donaldson, Wales. 10:07 a.m.-5:06 a.m. — Francesco Molinari, Italy; Toru Taniguchi, Japan; Bo Van Pelt, United States. 10:18 a.m.-5:17 a.m. — D.A. Points, United States; Brett Rumford, Australia; Marcel Siem, Germany. 10:29 a.m.-5:28 a.m. — George Murray, Scotland; Mark Brown, New Zealand; Justin Harding, South Africa. 10:40 a.m.-5:39 a.m. — Gregory Bourdy, France; Scott Jamieson, Scotland; Shiv Kapur, India. 10:51 a.m.-5:50 a.m. — Scott Brown, United States; Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Gareth Maybin, Northern Ireland. 11:02 a.m.-6:01 a.m. — Tyrrell Hatton, England; Eduardo De La Riva, Spain; Kenichi Kuboya, Japan. 11:13 a.m.-6:12 a.m. — Stephen Dartnall, Australia, Darryn Lloyd, South Africa; Daisuke Maruyama, Japan.

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GULLANE, Scotland — Jordan Spieth has a problem that would be a major irritation to most teenagers. His cellphone keeps cutting out since he arrived in Scotland. “Honestly, my service plan is not working too hot over here,” Spieth said Tuesday, strolling slowly toward the lunch tent at Muirfield. But Spieth isn’t like most teens. This past weekend, the 19-yearold from Texas became the youngest PGA Tour winner in 82 years. Within hours, he was on a charter flight across the Atlantic, where he’ll play in his first British Open beginning Thursday. And, thanks to that spotty phone service, he hasn’t been able to spend too much time dwelling on his grueling, landmark victory in the John Deere Classic. That’s not a bad thing, either. “It’s interesting not being able to watch any of it, to not be able to see some of the responses I would normally want to see afterward,” Spieth said. “I can refocus, think of it as just another week. I can reflect on (the John Deere win) more after this week. But today, I had to turn my attention here because it’s one of the biggest weeks of the year.” Seems as though he’ll handle the pressure just fine. Spieth turned pro after just one season at the University of Texas, intent on earning his Tour card even though he didn’t have status on any circuit. His agent promised to line up at least seven events through exemptions, perhaps enough to earn a few playing chances and give him a realistic shot at earning his card for 2014. Instead, Spieth has already played in 16 tournaments, finishing in the top 10 five times before his breakthrough victory in America’s heartland. It didn’t come easy. He needed what will surely be remembered as one of the shots of the year — holing out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole for a birdie that pushed him into a three-man playoff. Then, on the fifth extra hole, Spieth finally finished off David Heard and Zach Johnson. The most immediate benefit was earning a spot at Muirfield. But there’s all sorts of perks that came along with the win, including a twoyear exemption on the PGA Tour, a spot in next year’s Masters, and a chance to play in the season-ending FedEx Cup playoff after he soared to No. 11 in the standings. “I never would have expected this at the start of the year,” Spieth said, still sounding as though it hasn’t sunk in just yet. “I just wanted to get my Tour card for next year. To play in the Tour Championship would be unbelievable, to be one of those 30 guys. “There’s still a long ways to go.” Some of his fellow players real-


Jordan Spieth putts on the 17th green during Sunday’s playoff in the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. Spieth defeated Zach Johnson and David Hearn on the fifth hole of a playoff to become the youngest PGA Tour winner in history. He now plays in the British Open beginning Thursday.

ized he had plenty of game even before he began playing regularly on Tour. Phil Mickelson, who started getting noticed while still in college as well, has been watching Spieth’s promising play for three years. “But he is more than that,” the four-time major champion said. “He’s enjoyable to be around. He’s got charisma. People are drawn to him. He’s going to be a real asset to the Tour.” Lefty is already looking forward to the day when Spieth is playing for the U.S. team in events such as the Ryder Cup. Now, he doesn’t have to fret about whether a tournament will invite him to play. He can set his goals much higher. “He’s not dependent on sponsor exemptions,” Mickelson said. “It allows him to start thriving on the PGA Tour, rather than having to worry about week to week. And I love his game. I love everything about it. It’s not about pretty. It’s not about making the most perfect swing. It’s about hitting shots. And that’s what he did under pressure.” It might be a bit of a reach to expect Spieth to contend this week at Muirfield, which he played for the first time Tuesday, facing a tight schedule that will allow him to get in only one full round of practice on the tricky links course before the tournament begins. But he’s got plenty of experience with this style of golf, representing the U.S. in the 2011 Walker Cup at another storied Scottish course, Royal Aberdeen. Even though the Americans fell to a combined British-Irish squad, Spieth did his part by winning both singles matches and halving his team event. He also got a chance to practice extensively on a layout that looks nothing like the ones back in the States.





USC picks up key commit from Harris Jr. D Ole Miss, and the Gamecocks are slightly ahead of the pack. “I’m actually liking Carolina at the moment,” Bone said. “Not my favorite, but I’m maybe leaning towards them a little bit. It’s the home state school. They got a good program running right now and the coaching staff is pretty great. And they are recruiting my tail off.” Bone said he also likes Louisville and the Cardinals are right behind USC. He visited USC and UK this summer, and he’s not sure if he’ll make USC’s camp later this month. He’d like to make his decision in August around the start of his season. USC started recruiting defensive end Taylor Stallworth (6-foot3-inches, 280 pounds) of Mobile, Ala., in February and was his first major offer. And right now the Gamecocks are the leaders for his services. “I’m highly interested in them,” Stallworth said. “It’s a great place that fits me and I’m thinking about going there. They are No. 1on my list. They were the first offer I had. They have a great coaching staff and a great team. The past five years they’ve been a great program.”. Stallworth will attend USC’s camp on July 27. He went to Alabama over the weekend and will go to Mississippi State on Friday and Auburn on Sunday. Stallworth has Auburn second on his list. The Tigers have not offered, but he is expecting one from them. His other offers include Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Louisville, NCSU, Minnesota, FSU and Southern Mississippi. Stallworth plans to make his decision before school starts on Aug. 20 and said as of right now he’s 80 percent on a commitment to USC. Stallworth also plays outside linebacker and had 57 tackles and four quarterback sacks last season. Clemson has a commitment from offensive lineman Justin Falcinelli of Middletown, Md., and his teammate, DE Rick Leonard, may not be far behind in pledging to the Tigers, according to their head coach. Leonard camped at Clemson in June and the Tigers became the team to beat after that. “Clemson has been and still is a major leader on his list,” head coach Kevin Lynott said. “He makes that very clear. Ricky is more of a

country boy. He lives on a farm. He loves the whole Clemson atmosphere and what it’s all about. And he’s a strong Christian.” Leonard visited FSU over the weekend, and his coach said Tennessee has been making a strong push, trying to get him to visit as well. He said a decision should come from Leonard within a couple of weeks. For most of the summer, running back Derrell Scott of Havelock, N.C., has had USC, Ohio State and FSU as his top three. But his head coach said last week that NCSU has become a major player for Scott. “They’ve done a great job recruiting him and he’s always liked them,” Coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “Their running backs coach has done a great job recruiting him.” Scott will visit NCSU in the next couple of weeks, accordPhil ing to KORNBLUT Bryant. He went to Ohio State for a camp and also visited FSU this summer. Bryant does not expect him to be able to make USC’s camp this month. Scott will take all of his official visits and probably have a decision after his season. “Those four are his top four, and those are the guys that have the best shot at him,” Bryant said. OL Donnell Stanley of Latta High was at Alabama on Monday for a half-day camp and will go from Tuscaloosa to Ole Miss for a visit. From Oxford, he and Latta assistant coach Chris German will drive to Louisiana State for a visit. Stanley has a top six of USC, Clemson, UNC, Alabama, Ohio State and LSU, and after these visits he plans to cut his list to four. German said Stanley had to cancel a trip this month to Ohio State, but will take an official visit there. As for USC’s camp this month, Stanley has a vacation planned for that week and his brother may be involved in a baseball tournament, so he’s not sure he’ll make that. And FSU contacted them last week, and they plan to get back in touch with the Seminoles. Right now Stanley plans to wait until the Under Armour Game to announce, though German said, “I don’t think

CLEMSON from Page B1 that point. “You have to go and stay focused on the formula, stay focused on the fundamentals and try to get better,” he said. “You can draw from your experiences, but still understand there’s a price to be paid.” The cost of winning got a bit easier in this offseason when the Tigers offense held on to two of its key members in coordinator Chad Morris and Boyd, last year’s ACC player of the year who looked hard at giving up his senior

season for the NFL. Morris has led the Tigers revamped, fast-paced offense to school record with 512 yards and 41 points a game last season. His named popped up for several headcoaching vacancies, including the opening at Texas Tech. But nothing stuck and Morris was glad to have another year in charge. His vow this season: “Get even faster.” Boyd thought he’d leave on a high-note after leading the Tigers on a fourth-quarter, last-second scoring drive to

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efensive back Al Harris Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps to the National Football League. He decided last week that path will take him through the University of South Carolina. Harris Jr. committed to the Gamecocks on Friday. He also considered Florida State, Wisconsin, Arkansas and North Carolina State. He’s the son of former NFL standout cornerback Al Harris, who is now an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs. “I really like the scheme they run; it fits my abilities,” Harris Jr. said in explaining his decision to commit to USC. “I like the overall feel of the school, and I’ll have the chance to play early and make an impact.” Harris is a CB and considers himself to be a strong pass defender. “I’ll be able to play a lot of man-to-man and play a lot of press coverage,” he said. “That’s mainly what I do. That’s the main technique I use.” And it doesn’t hurt to learn his craft from a former NFL star. “I work with him more than any other person. He taught me everything I know,” Harris Jr. said of his dad, adding that he has some of the attributes as a player his father had. Harris Jr. said the commitment ends his recruiting. He’s the Gamecocks’ 10th commitment for the 2014 class and the third for the secondary. Wide receiver Terry Googer of Atlanta made an unofficial visit to USC on Friday, the latest in a series of visits with the Gamecocks over the past year. “It was a good visit,” Googer said. “It was cool and laid back. I liked it.” USC, Miami, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Mississippi are the other schools Googer has been considering. He now plans to announce a decision on Aug. 12 with a ceremony at his school. Another USC WR target, Braxton Berrios of Raleigh, N.C., was at USC on Friday and Saturday. He met with head coach Steve Spurrier and assistant coach Steve Spurrier Jr. on Saturday before leaving. Berrios attended the USC spring game and also took in some games last season. He’s been focused on USC, Clemson, Tennessee and West Virginia. WR Blake Bone of Woodruff High Shcool has a top four of USC, Louisville, Kentucky and

he’ll last that long.” German said Stanley should have a No. 1 after these visits. DB Quincy Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is one of the top prospects in the country and right now he’s keeping the slate clean with no top five. USC is one of the schools recruiting him and he plans to visit later this month. Wilson’s former teammate is USC freshman linebacker Skai Moore. Wilson will visit Tennessee in the next two weeks, and he has Southern California, Louisville, Ohio State and Florida also in the mix. He has visited Notre Dame and Ohio State and has also been considering UCLA, LSU, Alabama, NCSU, Florida, Vandy and Georgia. He will try to make a decision in August, but if not he’ll wait until after his season. DL Abu Lamin of Fort Scott Junior College in Kanas will visit Arkansas this weekend. He has nothing else set up, but will take official visits to Tennessee and UGA. USC has been his favorite and remains so. He talked last week with Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams. “South Carolina is still my favorite, they are still my No. 1.” Right now, there is no No. 2, but Lamin plans to have a top five after the Arkansas visit. He has taken official visits to USC and Florida. Besides USC, Lamin said he’s also talked to coaches from Arkansas, Arizona State, UGA, Tennessee, Nebraska, Miami and UK. RB Caleb Kinlaw of Goose Creek High has a current top three of Tennessee, UNC and Arizona in that order. GT is fourth on his list after a visit there earlier this summer. Kinlaw visited Tennessee and UNC in the spring. New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones moved quickly on Kinlaw when he took the job and that has paid off. “Out of all those teams that have offered, they were the first one to get an offer to me,” Kinlaw said. “I like Coach Jones and the way they do things, and I like their offense. I like that they are an up and coming team.” Kinlaw said he will visit Tennessee and UNC again in the next couple of weeks. He said the margin between the two is narrow. He has no timetable for a decision. DE Michael Preddy of Porter-Gaud in Charleston made an unofficial visit to GT on Friday and later committed to the Yellow Jackets. Pred-

defeat LSU 25-24 in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl last December. Instead, Boyd discovered he wasn’t done with college and hoped to have a final standout season before moving on. And he’ll have speedy receiver Sammy Watkins back to catch all the passes. Watkins had a subpar year — 57 catches, 708 yards, 3 touchdowns compared with 82 catches, 1,219 yards and 12 TDs as a freshman All-American — in part because he missed four games due to suspension and illness. When he returned, Boyd had latched on to DeAndre

dy also had offers from Wake Forest, Louisville and Charlotte. Last season, he had 94 tackles and 16 sacks. USC commitment WR Shaq Davidson of Gaffney High and QB Jacob Park of Stratford High in Goose Creek, a UGA commitment, last week accepted invitations to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2014. Davidson will attend USC’s camp later this month. Park was the fifthranked QB in the Elite 11 competition earlier this month. Last season, he passed for 2,700 yards and 25 touchdowns. Class of ‘15 RB Trayvon Thomas of Darlington High will attend a camp at USC later this month. Thomas attended a camp at NCSU earlier this summer and wants to attend a camp at UGA next summer. Rising junior QB Will Brunson of Carolina Forest High in Myrtle Beach is hearing from USC, Clemson, Charleston Southern, Virginia Tech, UNC, East Carolina and Louisville. Brunson attended a 3-day camp at Louisville. Brunson grew up a Clemson fan, but is unsure of its interest level. He is also interested in the Gamecocks. Brunson believes that VT and ECU have shown the most interest, but he does not have any favorites. As a sophomore, he threw for 2,300 yards and 18 TDs. Class of ‘15 DE Michael Barnett of Woodland High in Dorchester has offers from Clemson, Florida, FSU, VT and NCSU with interest from USC and Auburn. He has visited each of the schools that have offered and recently attended a camp at Clemson. “I like it a lot up there,” said Barnett. “I like the way it’s set up. It’s very much a college town with the scenery and all. Their coaches are great and treated me like family.” He does not have any favorites and is planning to attend games at Clemson and USC this fall. Rising junior RB Bryce Love of Wake Forest, N.C., has early offers from Clemson, Tennessee, UNC, Stanford, NCSU, Duke, Arkansas, ECU and VT and is getting interest from USC and others. Love’s parents attended USC. Love has visited UNC and Duke this summer. He would like to take several visits this football season, but has not scheduled any to date.

Hopkins as the team’s outside threat. Hopkins set a school mark with 1,405 yards receiving and an ACC mark with 18 touchdowns. Boyd won’t have all his playmakers back. Hopkins did leave for the pros and top rushing Andre Ellington was a senior, meaning openings for some of Clemson’s skill position backups. Charone Peake, Adam Humphries and Martavis Bryant figure to get first look at Hopkins spot while Rod McDowell, D.J. Howard and Zac Brooks will vie for time in the backfield. “We think we’re going to

Class of ‘15 WR Deondre Daniels of Goose Creek High played defensive back as a sophomore, but will make the move to offense this season. Daniels runs track and field and is getting a lot of interest from several schools, including USC. He would like to play football as well. The schools showing interest in track and field are USC, Alabama, Minnesota, Princeton and VT. Daniels camped at USC earlier this summer and was invited to the Black Magic Camp, but can’t make it because he will be at the USTA Junior Olympics competing in track that week. He competes in both the 200- and 400meter events. As for football, his father said Daniels is very specific in his interests, wanting to go to a Southeastern Conference school with a lean toward LSU. USC has offered ‘15 prospect DE Christian Bell of Hoover, Ala. He also has offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Akron. He had over 30 tackles with five sacks last season. Class of ‘15 DL Daylon Mack of Gladwater, Texas, has a top five of Clemson, Miami, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Class of ‘15 QB Tyler Queen of Marietta, Ga., who was offered by Clemson this summer, committed to Auburn on Sunday. He passed for 2,600 yards and 23 TDs last season. Basketball News: Makayla Johnson, a 6-4 player from Dreher High in Columbia, announced a commitment to Clemson on Saturday for the ‘14 class. Johnson is ranked by ESPN HoopGurlz as the No. 48 prospect in the ‘14 class. She’s the second commitment for the Lady Tigers’ ‘14 class. Baseball News: Right-handed pitcher Austin DeCarr (6-3, 215) of Foxboro, Mass., has committed to Clemson for the ‘14 class. DeCarr also drew offers from other Atlantic Coast Conference schools as well as Big Ten and Big East schools. DeCarr is the seventh commitment for Clemson’s ‘14 class and the first RHP. RHP Sawyer Bridges of Summerville High has committed to Clemson for the ‘16 class. Bridges was 5-1 with a 1.13 earned run average last season as a freshman. He struck out 34 in 31 innings pitched. Bridges also is the QB for the Green Wave football team. He’s the first commitment for the Tigers’ ‘16 class.

have some good competition,” running backs coach Tony Elliott said. “That’s going to make us better.” Things on defense will be smoother in coordinator Brent Venables’ second season after coming over from Oklahoma. The defensive line features three returning starters and backup Vic Beasley, who led the team with eight sacks last season. Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby said the staff has more familiarity Venables and are better prepped on his system. “You could see that as the year went on last year,” Hobby said. “We got better.”



side Memorial Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his love of his family and friends, NASCAR racing, and the Clemson Tigers. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a retired welder. Survivors include his daughter, Mallory Leigh

M.L. LEVINER Martin Luther “M.L.” Leviner, 72, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Neal Archie and Wilton Johnson Leviner. Mr. Leviner attended North-

Leviner of Sumter; one granddaughter, Kendall Leigh Pierson; three brothers, Wayne Leviner (Wilma), Jackie Leviner (Tommie Sue) and Robbie Leviner (Cathy), all of Sumter; one sister, Dianne Dalzell (Wayne) of Sumter; and a number of nieces, nephews

and other friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ida Mae Alexander, Carolyn Pollard and Janice Sinner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the


Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be his nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens


Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter, 3 Marlborough Court. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B6


Slive bullish on potential changes in NCAA football


BY JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive took time away from bragging about his thriving league to point out that “important questions SLIVE need to be answered” about how the NCAA governs college athletics. Slive used part of his annual address opening SEC media days Tuesday to reiterate his push for athletes to receive a scholarship that covers the total cost of attendance and stress the importance nationally of “innovative leadership to slash through our Gordian knot.” He said the SEC still supports the NCAA’s role in governing college athletics, but he questioned the makeup and role of the NCAA’s board of directors and called for changes to the governing body’s structure to ensure major roles for school and league administrators and coaches. However, the longtime commissioner is “bullish on the fact that this is being talked about now.” Slive declined to offer specific suggestions for change. Slive went on the offensive in pushing change and reiterated proposals he made in Hoover two years ago,


Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs through the tackle of Alabama defensive back Deion Belue (13). The Heisman Trophy winner made a brief appearance in court Monday in College Station, Texas, and admitted he failed to identify himself to police following the altercation in June 2012.

including boosting financial aid for athletes, upgrading recruiting rules to fit the new technology and social media and increasing academic eligibility requirements for incoming freshmen and transfers. “Yeah, I pushed the agenda,” Slive said after speaking at the podium. “I think this is an important time, and it’s a time when I think we all want to make sure that we have the kind of processes and governance that will help us work through the Gordian knot that I mentioned. “We will continue to push for those issues such as full cost of attendance that we have been talking about now for two years. That’s a long time to be waiting.” He noted that multiyear scholarships and rules helping former athletes to return to school represent prog-

ress. Slive emptied his “annual brag bag” for a conference that has won the past seven BCS national titles and had teams representing half of the Top 10 at the end of the last season. He also addressed off-thefield issues that include the arrest of former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged in the June killing of Boston semi-pro athlete Odin Lloyd. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. Heisman Trophywinning Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who takes the podium on Wednesday, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor stemming from a 2012 bar fight close to campus. LSU running back Jeremy Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery earlier this week after being arrested in June for a fight in a bar parking lot.



Love Covenant holding free basketball camp Saturday Love Covenant Church located at 245 Oswego Highway will hold a free basketball camp on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is open to children ages 12-17. For more information, contact Omar Stewart at (803) 847-2569. MLB UNION: DRUG BANS NOT LIKELY THIS YEAR

NEW YORK — The baseball players’ association says any suspensions resulting from the sport’s latest drug investigation likely won’t be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator. Union head Michael Weiner expects Major League Baseball will notify the union of its plans for penalties in the next month, and the association will maintain any discipline should not be announced until after a grievance hearing, and then only if arbitrator Fredric Horowitz upholds a ban. CESPEDES WINS HR DERBY

NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes certainly made his mark at the AllStar game — and he’s not even on the roster. Actually, it was a dent. Oakland’s second-year slugger won baseball’s Home Run Derby with a dazzling display of power Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the Midsummer Classic to take home the crown. Cespedes beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round at reconfigured

Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare. The outfielder from Cuba flipped his bat aside and raised his left arm in triumph when he sent his 32nd homer of the night some 455 feet to center field, where it caromed off the back wall of the black batter’s eye. NETS COACH KIDD GETS PROBATION FOR DWI

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim probation a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island. In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving. If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation, driving while ability impaired, when he returns to court Sept. 30. KNICKS GET WORLD PEACE THEN LOSE SMITH

NEW YORK — Just as they got Metta World Peace, the New York Knicks lost J.R. Smith. So the enthusiasm over landing a player that general manager Glen Grunwald says could be the Knicks’ “missing piece” was tempered by the news they could start next season without one of their key contributors. From wire, staff reports

The Sumter Pop Warner Football & Cheer Association and Youth Athletics of Sumter is currently taking registration for the upcoming season. The football and cheer teams are open to children ages 5-13 years old. The fee is $80 for both football and cheereleading. Registration will run through July 31. The fee for football will cover insurance, ID Badge, use of shoulder pads, use of helmet, use of practice clothes and a mouthpiece. Parents will be responsible for buying game jersey, game pants, cleats, cup, and socks. The fee for cheer will cover insurance, ID badge, use of uniform, use of pom-poms, socks and undergarment. Parents will be responsible for buying shoes. The practice season will run from Aug. 1-30 with the season starting on Aug. 31. For more Information call (803) 464-8453, (803) 201-4531 (803) 7206242 or (813) 786-9265 or send an email to youthathleticsofsumteryas@ BASKETBALL FREE SPIRIT LEAGUE TOURNEY

The Free Spirit Church League’s Summer Jam Basketball Tournament will be held July 25-28 at Ebenezer Middle School in Dalzell. The tournament will be open to two age groups -- 16-and-under and 17-and-over. The entry fee is $125 per team and the deadline to enter is July 21. For more information or to enter, contact David Glover at (803) 7735740 or Thomas Nickens at (803) 4644140. BATTLE ON THE HILL

The Battle On The Hill 2013 basketball tournament will be held July 26-28 at the Hillcrest Middle School gymnasium in Dalzell. Players must be age 18 or older to participate in the tournament. The entry fee is $175. Teams must have jerseys or T-shirts with numbers printed on the back. Each game will consist of two 18-minutes halves. To enter, call Ronnie Morant (803) 463-7255 or Phil Morant at (704) 3458427. VOLLEYBALL SCISA OFFICIALS NEEDED

The South Carolina Independent School Association is looking for volleyball officials for the 2013 season. Those who are interested must

| have knowledge of volleyball and be willing to receive additional training and attend scheduled meetings. For more information, call SCISA district director Teddy Weeks at (803) 446-3379 or e-mail him at TWeeks51@ BOWLING BOWL A PAW

The 2nd Annual Bowl A Paw bowling tournament will be held on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at Gamecock Lanes. The event is a fundraiser for KAT’s Special Kneads small animal shelter. The event includes three games and a pair of shoes at a cost of $12.50 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. For more information, call Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Gail McLeod at (803) 840-4519 or Gamecock Lanes at (803) 775-1197 or send an email to katsspecialkneads@ 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.go-greenevents. com/CT9k or by emailing race director Shawn Delaney at GOLF 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) 983-0038, Gail McLeod at (803) 840-4519 or Crystal Lakes manager Mike Ardis at (803) 775-1902.

CLOWNEY from Page B1 “I’d like to,” Clowney said when asked about some goal-line work as a tight end or … Whatever he wants. “But the coaches haven’t talked to me about it,” the junior from Rock Hill said. “If they did talk to me about it, that would be fun.” Spurrier talked about it. “We got a bunch of offensive players that are pretty good,” he said, dismissing the notion. The Head Ball Coach also left a little wiggle room. “He played a little bit (of offense) in high school, though,” Spurrier said. “He’s capable of running with the ball. But that wouldn’t make sense, running with a ball, sprain an ankle, be standing over there with me the rest of the season.” Unless it’s late in the season. With the Heisman on the line. In a game the Gamecocks lead by a comfy margin.

Facing Clowney for a few plays is enough to convince foes that dabbling on offense might work. “He’s tall. He’s fast,” Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley said Tuesday in Hoover. “I’m pretty sure he’d be pretty good.” Clowney, an AfricanAmerican Studies major, knows enough about history to know Michigan’s Charles Woodson is the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman. Woodson edged Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning in 1997. The junior cornerback intercepted eight passes. He also caught two touchdown passes, rushed for a touchdown and returned 36 punts (one for a touchdown). FOUR TOUCHDOWNS

One way or the other, that might be the overunder for an earnest Clowney campaign for Heisman finalist honors in New York City.


Of course, defense still matters. Clowney is better known than any current NFL defensive end because of The Hit. He was a wrecking machine in the regular-season finale at Clemson (4.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles). A foot injury explains his lack of production in losses at LSU and Florida (2.5 tackles and one sack over both games). The flipside is the forgotten little secret about the Outback Bowl: Clowney didn’t play very well his last time on a football field. Aside from The Hit, Michigan star tackle Taylor Lewan easily won the day against Clowney and didn’t require that much help. Spurrier immediately after the game made jokes about Clowney looking tired early in the game. GOALS FOR 2013?

“Make more plays than I did before,” Clowney said. “Tackles. Sacks. Forced fumbles. Interceptions.” Add a few touchdown catches and Broadway beckons.




ANNE Y. McDONALD Anne Yarbrough McDonald, 89, widow of retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Claude W. McDonald, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Georgetown, she was a daughter of the late Willie B. and Mary Howard Yarbrough. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and McDONALD was a retired Century 21 real estate agent. Survivors include two grandchildren, Kelly Duran (Jacob) of Midlothian, Texas, and Bobby McDonald (Teresa) of Acton, Texas; three brothers, Frank Yarbrough (Patsy) and Van Yarbrough (Lois), both of Sumter, and Jerry Yarbrough (Sharon) of Manning; and four great-grandchildren, Jordan Wright, Aiden Duran, Colton McDonald and Stephanie McDonald. She was preceded in death by a son, Kerry McDonald; a daughter, Karen McDonald; a brother, Willard Yarbrough; and three sisters, Dorothy Griffin, Lena Mae Lucas and Dixie Lee Turner. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Graham Bochman officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at 2350 Stanford Drive. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. JANE ELIZABETH LAREAU MOUNT PLEASANT — Jane Elizabeth Lareau, beloved daughter of Constance Mathurin Lareau and the late Alain Henry Lareau, died peacefully in her sleep on July 15, 2013, at home in Mount Pleasant. She was born Aug. 30, 1951, in Woonsocket, R.I., and grew up in Sumter. She is survived by her mother and seven siblings and their families: Leslie Lareau DeWitt (Alain, Wade, Elizabeth and Connie), Alain Lareau (Ray, Eva, Chris and

Joey), Donna Lareau, Carol and Noel Lareau (Rebecca and Betsy), Ashley and Blaise Lareau (Adam and Ryan), Paula Lareau, and Dianne and Neil Lareau (Reid and Davis). Jane’s work for the Columbia Record and later The State newspaper, where her inquisitive nature, dedication to the truth, and talent for writing, enabled her to master myriad issues and topics. In 1979, Jane moved to Charleston, where she would live for the next 34 years, heading the public relations department of the College of Charleston and later the Medical University of South Carolina’s public relations division. Jane spent her childhood exploring the woods and swamps of Sumter with her sisters and brothers. In doing so, she developed an abiding love LAREAU and devotion for nature and all its creatures that would sustain and inspire her for the rest of her life. Her commitment to the environment, combined with her charismatic and winning way with people, made her a powerful force for good. In 1987, Jane was hired as Congressman Arthur Ravenel’s press secretary, an opportunity that allowed her to put into action her passion for protecting the natural world. Beginning in her college days, she had been an active member of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society, later holding leadership positions in those groups during her years in Charleston. It was in 1989 that Jane took a leap of faith and joined with Dana Beach to found the S.C. Coastal Conservation League, a move that would impact the future of the Lowcountry for years to come. Beginning in borrowed office space, furnished with a few cast-off desks and chairs, Jane helped to build the Conservation League — member by member, issue by issue, victory by victory — into one of the nation’s leading advocates for conservation. She traveled up and down the coast, helping citizens and communities save the landscapes and waters they loved. Her mastery of the spoken and written word won her friends and admirers

everywhere. When she wasn’t fighting to protect the Lowcountry, Jane traveled to nearly every corner of the globe with her sister Paula and her many friends. The objective was always to see birds; but Jane appreciated all beauty, whether natural or manmade. Whether it was the deserts of coastal Peru, the cloud forests of Borneo, or the plains of East Africa, Jane felt at home anywhere in the natural world and relished every minute spent in the great outdoors. She was equally fascinated and enchanted with people, and radiated character and charm, honed by her large and wonderfully eclectic family. An avid reader and lifelong learner, Jane could engage anyone on any topic and lived life to the fullest. A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mother House, Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, 424 Fort Johnson Road, James Island, SC 29412. Arrangements are by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to Coastal Conservation League, 328 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 or Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, 424 Fort Johnson Road, James Island, SC 29412. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at

CHARLIE DAVIS Jr. Charlie Davis Jr., husband of Wilber C. Davis, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his residence. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was a son of the late Charlie Sr. and Mary Davis. Mr. Davis, also known as “Snuke,� was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. Early in life, he joined New Covenant Presbyterian Church and he later faithfully attended Galilee Baptist Church. After serving in the U.S. Army, he obtained employment at Williams Furniture Co. from which he retired after many years of committed service. At an early age, he was united in holy matrimony to Wilber Clavon Davis and from this union was born 11 children. Mr. Davis leaves to cherish precious memories: his loving and devoted wife of 63

years, Wilber C. Davis; four sons, Dock (Ronetta) Clavon of Fayetteville, N.C., Charlie Davis III of Sumter, James E. (Loretta) Davis of Jersey City, N.J., and Anthony (Carrie) Davis of Sumter; seven daughters, Bobie (Anthony) Robinson, Betty (Johnny) Mouzon and Patricia DAVIS (Bobbie) Buckman, all of Sumter, Marilyn (James) Neal of Pinewood, Mary Sanders of Sumter, Theresa Martin of Columbia and Harriett (Franklin) Moore of Sumter; 35 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mack Wilson and Harvey McFadden; a sister, Edna Peterson; and two grandchildren, Raymond Rogers III and Becky A. Davis. Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIE C. OLIVER TURBEVILLE — Willie C. Oliver, 58, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Turbeville. He was born June 7, 1955, in Nesmith, a son of the late Laurie and Lillie Mae McCuthen. Survivors are one brother, Laurie Oliver; and one sister, Annette McGill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. KAYE BEEBE BULL MOUNT PLEASANT — Kaye Beebe Bull, 76, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, July 13, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip’s Church, 142 Church St., Charleston. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Kaye was born in Burlington, Vt., a daughter of the late M. Reid Beebe Sr. and Elizabeth Blanding Beebe. She grew up in Sumter and graduated from Sumter High School. Kaye was a graduate of Roper School of X-Ray Technology and worked as a medical secretary.


She sang in the choir at both St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, and was a dedicated volunteer for the Red Cross. In October 2007, she was the recipient of the Post & Courier’s Golden Pen Award. Kaye was fearless when trying out new recipes, which made her the designated cake maker for the “Bunch for Lunch� friends. And, her creative genius also showed through the whimsical birdhouses and the beautiful and fun Christmas ornaments that she made. Kaye is survived by her daughters, Conyers Bull of Mount Pleasant and Emily B. Williams and her husband, John, of Mount Pleasant; her brother, M. Reid Beebe Jr. of Sumter; and her sisters, Elizabeth Anderson and her husband, Purvis, of Fort Mill and Gail Paul and her husband, John, of Mount Pleasant. She was preceded in death by her sister-inlaw, Jane McKenzie Beebe. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Church Music Fund, 142 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401, or to Piedmont Hospice, 501-A Deanna Lane, Wando, SC 29492. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at

ALICE ROBINSON Alice Bracey Robinson, 81, widow of Tom Robinson, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 15, 2013, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Sumter County, she was a daughter the late Oliver Bracey and Louise Reames. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her sister, Geraldine B. Deas, 1325 Granville, Apartment 5, Sumter. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter. DAVID C. RHODES Jr. KINGSTREE — David Curtis Rhodes Jr., 55, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Ron McNair Nursing Home, Lake City. He was born Aug. 6, 1957, in Battle Creek, Mich., a son of Ruth Ceasar Rhodes and the late David C. Rhodes Sr. The family will receive friends at the home of his cousin,

Diane Nelson, 1194 Butterfly Lane, Gable. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

JAMES E. STEWART James Edward “Dickie� Stewart, 75, husband of Elizabeth “Lib� Gray Stewart, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Theo Charles and Beulah Horton Stewart. He was the owner of Stewart’s Auto Sales and was a devoted Christian. Survivors include his wife of Sumter; a daughter, Ame Kee Stewart Wims (Travis) of Minnesota; two grandchildren, McKorey Stewart Wims and Kaden Bradley Wims; two stepdaughters, Kathy Darlington (Richard) of Columbia and Linda Manning (Randall) of Fort Myers, Fla.; five stepgrandchildren, Tonie Darlington, Chris Darlington, Ian Darlington, Christina Ilczyszye and Joey Manning; two step-great-grandchildren, Yuriy and Kaeyna Ilczyszye; a brother, T.C. Stewart (Mildred) of Sumter; a sister, Betty Reeser of Sumter; mother-in-law, Antonia Bradley of Sumter; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Anne Bradley Stewart. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. RONALD RICHARDSON BALTIMORE, Md. — Ronald Richardson, husband of Laurin Parker Richardson, died on Monday, July 15, 2013, at his residence in Baltimore. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Dorothy Ragin Richardson and the late Willie Richardson. The family is receiving friends at the residence of his mother, 4142 Old River Road, River Road community, Pinewood. Fleming-DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is in charge of services.

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ince 1994, Sumter’s Community Development Program has run an employment program for high school students who qualify. The federal award-winning Sumter Youth Employment Co-op Program serves young people age 16-18 through a cooperative agreement with several local businesses. Community Development Director Clarence Gaines said around 50 young people are employed through Youth Co-op each summer, with their salaries split evenly between their employers and the program. Gaines, who started working with Youth Co-op in 2005, said, “The main focus of the program is to give lowmoderate income youth a job opportunity to widen their future and just give them a chance, put them to work, help them be productive during the summer and help their families. “It gives the kids a lot of training.” Among the employers participating with Youth Co-op this summer, Gaines said, are Universal Benefits, Partners for Change and the Sumter Housing Authority; all four Hope Centers also employ Youth Co-op workers. “They basically treat them like new hires, teach them new skills,” he said. Gaines added, “For most of the participants, it’s the first job they’ve ever had. They can work up to 25 hours a week, and they have to make (at least) minimum wage.” There are many success stories associated with Youth Co-op, he said. “We had one who started out in the program with Attorney Larry Weston, and he hired her permanently,” he said. “Earl Wilson, who owns KFC and Arby’s (in Sumter), started out as a kid in a program like this. He’s always been one of our strongest backers.” In addition, Gaines said many employers are so pleased with the Youth Co-op employees during the eightweek program that they hire them to work in the afternoons after school for a few hours. There’s no lack of student participation, either, according to Carolet Thomas, assistant Community Development Program director; she said, “Actually we have a lot of kids interested in the program.” In addition to a genuine interest and meeting income requirements, Youth Co-op participants must also be good students, live within the Sumter city limits, have their parents’ permission, submit an application and go through an interview. The participants are interviewed by their potential employers, after they’ve had some preparation. It’s up to the employers as to whether the applicants are accepted into the workplaces. Jenna Brown, who is interning with Gaines and Thomas, works closely with participants, visiting their job sites. She said, before they’re even placed, “We give them a two-day orientation at the beginning, where they learn things like what to expect in an interview, how to dress, how to make a good first impression, things like that. “So they started out with that solid foundation, they did mock interviews, they did their real interviews, then they’ll continue to learn as the program goes on over the course of eight weeks. It’s a really good learning experience.” “It’s education for the rest of your life, because you’ll need to work,” Gaines added. Brown said she’s been very impressed with the youth. “You already know that they’re exceptional,” she said, “because they


ABOVE: Lamontreal Giles Jr., right, talks with co-worker Renee Robinson at Universal Benefits, the insurance and marketing firm where he is working during the summer. BELOW: Afternoon hours in the Kidz Klub are spent in physical activity, as Youth Co-op participant Nija Wilson demonstrates in the South Hope Center gym.

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want to work, they want to be involved with the community, but then when you go out and observe them working, they’re doing a great job, they’re professionally dressed, they’re doing really well — it’s exciting. They’re a good bunch of kids.” One of them, Lamontreal Giles Jr., 17 and a senior at Sumter High School, is working in the call center at Universal Benefits. After his January graduation, he will attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “(Pembroke’s) business program is internationally accredited,” he said. “I’m going to major in marketing.” Universal Benefits has been a perfect match for him, Giles said: “This is actually a life insurance and a marketing firm. They’ve been teaching me

about life insurance, and the manager has been talking to me about becoming a part time agent when I turn 18. “I always wanted to be an agent. At school, I’m in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and DECA (formerly the Distributive Education Clubs of America), and I’m also in AP (Advanced Placement) and International Baccalaureate programs and in dual enrollment at USC Sumter.” Nija Wilson interviewed to work with the Kidz Klub program at the South Hope Center, she said, because of “The fact that I would be around kids.” Also 17 and a rising SHS senior, she plans to become “an R.N. (registered nurse) working with kids.” After two weeks working with the

5-to-11-year-olds in Kidz Klub, Wilson said, “It’s been great. ... They’re very active.” An A-B student who also participates in Junior ROTC at Sumter High, she functions during the mornings as a tutor. “We have certain activities, like the first part of the day we do academics like math and reading,” she explained. “Afterwards, they have lunch, and then they play in the gym. We play basketball or games like Duck, Duck Goose or Red Light, Green Light, things like that.” Nija’s mother, Peggie Witherspoon, said she’s been very pleased with her daughter’s participation in Youth Coop. “It’s more income for our family, and it helps the community,” she said. “I believe it’s a valuable experience for Nija.” Nija wants to attend Charleston Southern, but if she’s unable to go to college right after high school, she plans to join either the Army or Air Force, not just to serve her country, but also for financial aid to complete her education. While working with Youth Co-op is an actual salaried job, Nija said she plans to “definitely do volunteer work” with a program like Kidz Klub once she’s permanently in the work force. “This is great job experience,” she said. “I’ve really learned patience, too.”





Fried chicken so good it’s worth making at home J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor As recently as eight months ago, I’d have told you I don’t really care for fried chicken. It wasn’t so much that I disliked it, but rather I simply never felt it was worth the trouble. Certainly too much trouble to make at home. Even eating it out seemed more bothersome than it was worth, what with the greasy hands and bones and such. I recognized I was in the minority on this, but that’s just how it went. Then last October I got to play Tyler Florence’s sous chef for a night. It was fun and delicious all around, but the transformative moment was when he fed me some of the fried chicken the rest of his team had been working on. I’d heard people rave about his fried chicken, a menu staple at his San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare Tavern. Nonetheless, I cautioned him that I didn’t like fried chicken. Except it was wonderful. Rich with rosemary and sage and salt and pepper. Crisped to perfection, yet moist and tender inside. Suffice to say, I’ve spent far too much time since that bite trying recreate some approximation of it at home. And with time and many, many attempts — as well as some tips from Florence — I finally created a fried chicken that was delicious and memorable and crave-worthy. It’s still a far cry from Florence’s version, but I think it is honest to the spirit of it. But there was a problem. The recipe was almost impossible to share. You see, part of what makes Florence’s chicken so perfect is that he cooks the meat sous vide (basically a long, slow bath in moderately hot water) before it is deep-fried. I was actually so


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obsessed with this recipe that I enlisted my electrical engineer father to construct a sous vide cooker for me. Trouble is, most people don’t have sous vide cookers. And most people retain enough of their sanity to not buy or build one just for a fried chicken recipe. Hence, the difficulty in sharing the recipe, which also happened to take roughly five hours to produce enough chicken for six people. So I went back at it and tried to find a workaround that lets the home cook use a similar two-step cooking method without requiring any special equipment. The solution ended up being poaching the chicken. Not quite the same, but still pretty great. This method also allows you to prep the chicken right up through the breading stage, then refrigerate it for up to a day before flash frying just before serving. One important caveat. Though inspired by Flor-

ence’s chicken, this is not his recipe. He helped me get the seasonings right, but it is by no means his. His is much better. But in the event you won’t be able to make it out to his restaurant any time soon, this is a great chicken to make for yourself at home. THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN YOU’LL EVER EAT AT HOME

Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 4 For the poaching: 6 cups chicken broth 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, gently bruised 1 tablespoon lightly crushed black peppercorns 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs For the breading: 1 cup all-purpose flour 12 fresh sage leaves 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 cups panko breadcrumbs 1 cup buttermilk 3 eggs, beaten with 1 tablespoon water 1 quart peanut oil To poach the chicken, in a large saucepan combine the broth, rosemary, peppercorns and salt. Bring to a bare simmer, then add the chicken thighs. Return to a simmer, then cover and cook, adjusting the heat as needed to maintain just below a simmer, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches 165 F. Meanwhile, prepare the breading. In a food processor, combine the flour, sage, rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper. Process until the seasonings are finely ground and mostly undetectable. Transfer the mixture to a gallon-size plastic bag. Place the panko in a second gallon-size plastic bag. Once the chicken has finished poaching, transfer the thighs to a cutting board. Let

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SARA MOULTON Associated Press This is the perfect dish for a weeknight dinner in late summer, particularly as the kids start heading back to school and family schedules get crazy again. The recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients that can all be pulled together in the time it takes to boil water. Tomatoes are the star of this show, as they should be this time of the year. A fresh local tomato at the height of ripeness is one of those things that make life worth living. Indeed, they’re so good as is they don’t even need to be cooked. Obviously, we could cook them and turn them into a sauce, but we’d be kissing off some of their freshness and all of their crunch. Instead, we salt them, lightly, which intensifies their flavor and pulls out some of their liquid. This “tomato juice” becomes part of the sauce. After the tomatoes have marinated in salt for 10 minutes, we season them with a little freshly grated lemon zest, a single tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

cool until easily handled, then pat dry. Place the buttermilk in a wide, shallow bowl and the beaten eggs in another similar bowl. One at a time, soak each thigh briefly in the buttermilk then remove, shaking off any excess, and place in the bag with the flour mixture. Gently shake the bag to lightly coat the thigh. Remove the thigh from the flour mixture, then dredge though the eggs. Remove the thigh from the eggs, shaking off any excess, then place in the bag with the panko. Gently shake to coat. You may also need to pat the panko onto the meat. Set the fully breaded chicken thigh on a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining thighs. If toward the end your panko becomes too moist to coat the thighs, add a bit more to the bag. Once all of the chicken is breaded, you can either proceed with the recipe and fry immediately, or cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day. When ready to fry, heat the oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium-high heat to 400 F. You will need a fry or instant thermometer to monitor the temperature. Also, heat the oven to 200 F. Once the oil reaches temperature, carefully set 2 thighs into the oil at a time and cook, turning once, for 10 to 15 seconds, or until golden brown and crunchy. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer the fried chicken to a clean rimmed baking sheet and set in the oven to keep warm. Allow the oil to return to 400 F, then continue cooking the chicken in batches. J.M. Hirsch is the food editor for The Associated Press. He blogs at http://www. and tweets at JM_Hirsch


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any thousands of years ago, before books or newspapers, people painted pictures on rocks to tell about things that happened. No one is exactly sure what they all mean, but most likely these rock pictures told stories, recorded important events and provided decoration.

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Mini-Meatball Fiesta Flats





lavors from south of the border are always a crowd favorite. They’re also a quick, easy way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez shares his favorite weeknight recipes, which use easy, flavorful ingredients to get families out of the kitchen and at the table in record time. “As a chef with a young family, I love creating delicious dishes that are quick and easy to prepare,” Sánchez said.

Servings: 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes 4 taco shells, any variety 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 1.25-ounce package taco seasoning mix

Chef Aarón Sánchez

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 10-ounce can mild red enchilada sauce 1/4 cup water 2 ripe avocados

Fundido Fiesta Flats

1 1-ounce package guacamole seasoning mix 12 Fiesta Flats taco shells Shredded lettuce Place taco shells in food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. (Or place in resealable plastic bag and crush.) Combine crumbs, pork and taco seasoning in mixing bowl. Form mixture into small meatballs, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Heat oil in large skillet and brown meatballs lightly, in batches if necessary, about 5 minutes per batch, turning frequently.


Return meatballs to skillet and add enchilada

Servings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 1 pound ground beef 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix or 40% Less Sodium Taco

Seasoning Mix 1/2 cup water 6 ounces American cheese, cubed

sauce and water. Bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 to 20 min1 16-ounce jar Ortega Salsa, any variety 12 Ortega Fiesta Flats Taco Shells Chopped fresh cilantro

Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Meanwhile, combine cheese and one cup salsa in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until smooth. Evenly spoon meat mixture into Fiesta Flats and top with cheese mixture. Top with additional salsa and sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, also top with taco sauce and diced green chiles.

utes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Meanwhile, mash avocados and stir in guacamole seasoning mix. Let rest in the refrigerator according to package instructions. To serve, spoon meatballs and sauce into Fiesta Flats. Top each with shredded lettuce and guacamole. If desired, also top with taco sauce and diced green chiles.

CHICKEN TACO CASSEROLE Servings: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 12 yellow corn or white corn taco shells 3 cups shredded cooked chicken 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 cups chicken stock 1 1.25-ounce package 40% less sodium taco seasoning mix 1 16-ounce container sour cream 1 16-ounce jar salsa, any variety Juice of 1 lime Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Break taco shells into large chips. Combine taco chips, chicken, cheese, stock and taco seasoning in large mixing bowl. Spread mixture in 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Top with 1 1/2 cups sour cream; pour salsa over sour cream. Bake for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbling. Meanwhile, stir lime juice into remaining sour cream. Remove casserole from oven, drizzle sour cream and lime mixture over top and serve at once.

MEXICAN LASAGNA Servings: 8 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 1.25-ounce package taco seasoning mix 1/2 cup water, divided

1 16-ounce can refried beans 9 flour soft tortillas 2 10-ounce cans mild red enchilada sauce 1 16-ounce jar thick and chunky salsa 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat and cook onion and garlic for 4 minutes or until softened. Add ground beef and cook for 4 minutes or until browned. Stir in taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Cook for 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Heat refried beans in microwave or small saucepan and stir in remaining 1/4 cup water to thin slightly. Cut one tortilla in half and fit cut ends at either end of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Arrange two tortillas, slightly overlapping, to cover the bottom. Layer 1/3 refried beans, 1/3 meat mixture and 1 can enchilada sauce. Repeat to make a second layer. Repeat to make a third layer using salsa instead of enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until lasagna is bubbling and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. If desired, top servings with sour cream and diced green onion.

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July 17, 2013  
July 17, 2013