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Jimmy McCain celebrates his victory during Tuesday night’s primary election. The Sumter native won with 815 votes to challenger Charlie Jones’ 291 votes.

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Sumter native unopposed for seat BY BRISTOW MARCHANT (803) 774-1272 bmarchant@theitem.com One way or another, voters on the southside of Sumter were going to have a new face representing them on county council next year. Sumter County Council Chairman Larry Blanding de-

clined to seek re-election in District 6, leaving voters with a choice between two candidates to replace him in the Democratic primary. On Tuesday, voters chose Sumter native and active community member Jimmy McCain to represent them over recording artist

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No major issues with photo IDs, machines BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 The primary elections were not a huge hit in Sumter County this year, but the new law regarding presenting picture ID might not have been one of the reasons for that. Voter Registration/Elections Office Director Patricia Jefferson said the community was well informed about the

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than may have been expected. Rep. Grady Brown, D-Bishopville, will likely serve a 16th term in the S.C. House of Representatives after he defeated 25-year-old newcomer

new change for registered voters, which took effect last year. “When the law first came down in 2013, we were out in the community, informing people about the change,” Jefferson said. According to South Carolina law, voters with a reasonable impediment can present their voter registration card. Otherwise, a voter without photo ID

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Election volunteers help a voter sign in at the Wilson Hall preSEE VOTER ID, PAGE A10 cinct during statewide primary elections Tuesday.

COLUMBIA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham won South Carolina’s Republican party primary outright on Tuesday, defeating six tea party challengers and avoiding a runoff. Graham, 58, had about 59 percent of the vote in early returns, far more than what was needed to avoid the runoff. State Sen. Lee Bright came in second, with nearly 14 GRAHAM percent. Aside from Bright, those arrayed against Graham included Columbia pastor Det Bowers, Upstate businessman Richard Cash and Charleston-area businesswoman Nancy Mace, the first female cadet graduate from The Citadel, South Carolina’s military college. Orangeburg County attorney Bill Connor and Columbia lawyer Benjamin Dunn were also seeking the nomination. Graham, who has been in office since 2002, had a hefty fundraising advantage: He has raised more than $12 million since his last re-election bid in 2008, while none of his opponents passed the $1 million mark. The challengers have hammered away at Graham, saying he’s not conservative enough for South Carolina. That didn’t matter to Ben Lister, a 48-yearold financial planner from Greenville who voted for the senator. “I know that some people are saying he should be more conservative, but what does that mean?” Lister asked. “I want a politician who actually thinks about the issues instead of going along with the crowd.” Meanwhile, Graham’s fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott won his primary by a wide margin, setting the stage for South Carolina to elect a black person to the U.S. Senate for the first time. Scott was appointed to the seat in 2012 after Jim DeMint stepped down, and the generalelection winner will serve the remainder of DeMint’s term. The Democrats had two primaries of their own, though it’s widely expected that the Senate seats will remain in the GOP’s hands. State Sen. Brad Hutto won the nomination for Graham’s seat, while Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson was nominated to face Scott. Dickerson is black, making this South Carolina’s firstever U.S. Senate general election between two black candidates.


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Help sought in finding missing man, 53 Officials are seeking the help of the public in finding a man who went missing last week. Deputies with Sumter County Sheriff’s Office are searching for James Brunson, 53, of 3080 Myrtle Beach Highway, who hasn’t been seen since May 30. According to reports, Brunson BRUNSON was last seen at a family friend’s home in the 3000 block of Myrtle Beach Highway. He was wearing a blue shirt, black shorts and flip-flops. It is unknown how Brunson left the residence, as he does not have a vehicle. Anyone with information about Brunson’s whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities at (803) 436-2700 or (803) 436-2718.

BY JIM HILLEY (803) 774-1211 jim@theitem.com Skeletal remains found during the weekend in Clarendon County will need to be identified by DNA testing, Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said Tuesday. The remains were discovered by snake hunters near Tearcoat Road in Alcolu on Sunday, and investigators from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law En-

forcement Division began recovery of the remains Monday with the aid of a canine trained to detect cadavers. Investigators were reportedly seeking dental records of a missing woman, but Samuels said no dental records were available that could help identify the deceased. He said the remains are probably those of an elderly female, but he wouldn’t speculate on her identity. The remains have been shipped to the county coroner’s office in Charleston, Samuels said, and samples from the remains will be sent to the Univer-

sity of North Texas where DNA will be analyzed. Once the analysis is completed, the results can be compared to those of people who may be related to the victim, but Samuels said it is a delicate process. “We are working in that direction,” he said, “but it has already been traumatic to the family enough.” Maj. Kipp Coker of the sheriff’s office said some deteriorated articles of clothing were also found near the remains but nothing that could identify the victim.

Did you cast your vote? Robert Shumate casts his ballot Tuesday at Crosswell Drive Elementary School during the primary election. ZOEY MILLER / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM

Texting while driving illegal statewide COLUMBIA — A new law makes South Carolina the 49th state to ban texting while driving. A statewide ban on writing, sending or reading a text while driving took effect Monday when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law. The ban supersedes at least 19 differing city and two county ordinances on texting, creating consistency across the state. Montana is now the only state without a statewide ban. “At least we have an overall texting bill that makes the entire state exactly the same. The way it was, nobody knew what the texting law was when they drove from one county to the next,” said Rep. Don Bowen, RAnderson, who’s fought for a statewide ban since 2010. He wanted stronger penalties but recognized those wouldn’t pass.

Confederate flag at Citadel can stay CHARLESTON — A Confederate flag hanging in the chapel at The Citadel is protected by state law and may remain, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office said in an opinion issued Tuesday. Charleston County Councilman Henry Darby wanted to withhold nearly $1 million in county funding for the military college unless it removed the flag, which he said made it appear the college was trying to preserve the Confederacy. But the opinion by state Solicitor General Robert Cook concludes the flag is protected by the state’s Heritage Act of 2000. That law protects monuments and memorials on public property dedicated to any war in which the state fought. It also protects memorials to the state’s black or Native American history. The Confederate Naval Jack in the chapel was a gift from the Cadet Yacht Club to Citadel President Charles Summerall in 1939.

Richardson takes Clarendon County Dist. 1 race BY JIM HILLEY (803) 774-1211 jim@theitem.com Incumbent Billy Richardson easily held off two challengers to win the Democratic nomination for Clarendon County Council District 1 on Tuesday in the South Carolina primary election, all but ensuring another term in office. Richardson was able to avoid a runoff, garnering 523 votes, or 67.5 percent, to Nathaniel Pugh’s 152, or 19.6 percent and Summerton Town Councilor Loretta Pollard’s 100 votes, or 12.9 percent. Richardson swept all but one of the precincts in the district, which includes Summerton precincts 1, 2 and

3, Panola, Calvary and parts of the Paxville and Davis Station precincts. Only one precinct was won by a challenger and that was Paxville, which Pugh carried with 22 votes to Richardson’s 5 and Pollard’s 1. Despite finishing a distant second, Pugh was upbeat about the result’s Tuesday night. “People do RICHARDSON not want change,” Pugh said after the votes were in. “I still feel great.” Similar results occurred in Lee County, where longtime incumbent Charles Arthur Beasley held off a challenger to his seat in the Lee County Council District 6 Democratic primary.

In a rematch of the 2010 race, Beasley defeated Frank Brent Millican Jr., receiving 85 percent of the vote. In other Lee County races, Johnette McCutchen Caughman defeated Shiela Johnson Moses for the Democratic nomination for County Council District 7, receiving 60 percent of the vote, while Sylvia A. Scott received the Democratic nod for the Lee County School Board District 4 seat over Robert Don Bowman, receiving nearly 79 percent of the vote. None of these successful candidates in Clarendon or Lee County have Republican opposition in the November general election. Braden Bunch contributed to this report.

Clyburn, Culler win Dist. 6 nominations COLUMBIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn has easily won the Democratic primary in the state’s black-majority 6th Congressional District. Clyburn swamped Dorchester housewife Karen Smith as he starts his bid for re-election. Clyburn was the first black elected to Congress from South Carolina

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lican nomination. The banker from Kingstree had 65 percent of the vote to 35 percent for Leon Winn with 56 percent of the precincts reporting. Winn worked as a machinist, owned several beauty salons and is the pastor of Rock Hill Baptist Church in Manning.

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Gunman shot himself in foot BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 A civil dispute escalated to gunplay Sunday, and the suspect, now in custody, didn’t do much to help his case. In fact, he apparently shot himself in the foot. Literally. Joseph Derrell House, 23, of 255 Gamble St., was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murHOUSE der after officials determined he was the suspect in a double shooting that occurred just before his arrest. According to reports, officers with Sumter County Sheriff ’s Office responded to a home in the first block of West Patricia Drive in reference to a fight that turned into a shooting Sunday night. When they arrived, officers found the 22-year-old victim standing in the yard of the incident location, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his chest. Officers instructed the man to lay down until EMS arrived. “From what we’ve been told, there was a fight prior to the shooting,” said Lt. Robert Burnish of the sheriff’s office. “The fight was reportedly broken up, and then House came back and shot the victim. That’s what we’ve heard so far, but there are always two sides to a story.”

Officers thought they had found a second victim near the incident location, a 23-year-old who had suffered a gunshot wound to his foot. While officers were questioning witnesses and the victim, however, it was indicated to law enforcement that the second victim, identified as House, was the alleged gunman. The victim told deputies that House ran up to him and shot him for no reason as he approached the residence. Both House and the victim were taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center where they were treated for their wounds. As more information was processed during the investigation, officers reportedly found that House’s foot wound was self-inflicted. Once he was processed and released from the hospital, House was arrested and taken to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, where is awaiting a bond hearing. “We don’t think it was on purpose,” Burnish said, referring to the self-inflicted gunshot wound. “The investigation is still in the early stages, but we should know more soon.” The victim was still in the hospital being treated for his wound Tuesday, but Burnish said he is expected to recover. “The bullet caught him on the edge of his chest, near the armpit area,” Burnish said. “He should be fine.”

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven Rhobes, 20th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, performs a vehicle inspection at the commercial vehicle inspection area at Shaw Air Force Base recently. During his six-hour shift, Rhobes performed approximately 160 commercial vehicle inspections to ensure that any explosives, weapons, drugs or alcohol are not illegally brought on to Shaw by civilian contractors.

Honor Roll Academy invites you to Saturday jamboree BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 The Honor Roll Academy and Developmental Center will have a jamboree from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Community members, families and children are welcome to join in the festivities at 5650 Sycamore St. Honor Roll Academy works with children ages 2 to 5 in the preschool program, which is

aligned with Sumter School District’s Curriculum Good Start, Grow Smart and Creative Curriculum, according to the academy’s website. Mary Clark-Elliott, owner and director, said academy staff wanted to organize an event to introduce themselves to the community and inform the Sumter area about the services they provide. “This is a way for the community to know that we’re here. The goal for Honor Roll Acade-

my is to make sure students are ready for school,” she said. Honor Roll Academy also offers an after-school program throughout the school year and a reading program that incorporates comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness. ClarkElliott said they are working on a summer program for elementary school students to help keep up their skills throughout the summer vaca-

tion. Clark-Elliott is National Board Certified and previously worked in education for about 17 years. The developmental center also employs licensed and certified teachers to be tutors in the after-school and weekend tutoring services. For Saturday’s jamboree, Clark-Elliott said the Academy has planned for character appearances, face painting, balloons, bounce houses, prizes and other activities. There will

be booths set up to provide information about tutoring and what to look for in tutoring and child care centers. Registration for Honor Roll Academy will also be available during Saturday’s event. Admission to the jamboree is free to families and children, and there will be free food. For more information about Honor Roll Academy and Developmental Center, visit http:// honorrollacademy.webs.com/.


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RESULTS FROM TUESDAY’S PRIMARY Unofficial results Key: (i) = incumbent * = winner ** = in June 24 runoff U.S. Senate — GOP 1,570 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent *Lindsey Graham (i) 125,128 — 59 percent Lee Bright 28,954 — 14 percent Richard Cash 16,289 — 8 percent Det Bowers 15,973 — 7 percent Nancy Mace 13,534 — 6 percent Bill Connor 11,364 — 5 percent Benjamin Dunn 2,222 — 1 percent

U.S. Senate — Dems 1,574 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent *Brad Hutto 66,503 — 77 percent Jay Stamper 20,019 — 23 percent U.S. Senate — Unexpired Term — GOP 1,570 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent *Tim Scott (i) 186,471 — 90 percent Randall Young 20,602 — 10 percent U.S. Senate — Unexpired Term — Dems 1,570 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent *Joyce Dickerson 52,540 — 64 percent Sidney Moore 19,644 — 24 percent Harry Pavilack 9,386 — 12 percent

Lieutenant Governor — GOP 1,570 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent **Henry McMaster 90,098 — 44 percent Pat McKinney 49,391 — 24 percent Mike Campbell 48,620 — 24 percent Ray Moore 15,418 — 8 percent Treasurer — GOP 1,235 of 2,206 precincts — 56 percent Brian Adams 52,274 — 40.3 percent *Curtis Loftis (i) 77,341 — 59.7 percent Supt of Education – Dem. 1,570 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent **Sheila Gallagher 31,205 — 37 percent Tom Thompson 22,783 — 27 percent Jerry Govan 17,026 — 20 percent Montrio Belton 13,871 — 16 percent Supt of Education — GOP 1,570 of 2,206 precincts — 71 percent Sally Atwater 43,871 — 23 percent Molly Spearman 43,332 — 22 percent Sheri Few 35,162 — 18 percent Gary Burgess 20,896 — 11 percent Amy Cofield 14,188 — 7 percent Meka Childs 13,076 — 7 percent Elizabeth Moffly 12,555 — 6 percent Don Jordan 11,470 — 6 percent

Adjutant General — GOP 1,235 of 2,206 precincts — 56 percent James Breazeale 31,249 — 25.0 percent *Bob Livingston (i) 93,580 — 75.0 percent Agriculture Commissioner — GOP 1,235 of 2,206 precincts — 56 percent Joe Farmer 45,500 — 35.4 percent *Hugh Weathers (i) 82,951 — 64.6 percent U.S. House District 6 GOP — Primary 221 of 395 precincts — 56 percent Leon Winn 3,255 — 36.3 percent *Anthony Culler 5,709 — 63.7 percent U.S. House District 6 Dems – Primary 221 of 395 precincts — 56 percent *Jim Clyburn (i) 19,756 — 85.2 percent Karen Smith 3,423 — 14.8 percent S.C. House Dist. 50 Dems — Primary 30 of 33 precincts *Grady Brown (i) 1,938 — 58.8 percent Brian L. Alston 1,360 — 41.2 percent

Clarendon County Council Dist. 1 Dems — Primary All precincts reporting Loretta Pollard 100 — 12.9 percent Nathaniel Pugh 152 — 19.6 percent *Billy Richardson (i) 523 — 67.5 percent Lee County Council Dist. 6 Dems All precincts reporting *Charles Arthur Beasley (i) 428 — 85.1 percent Frank Brent Milloican Jr. 75 — 14.9 percent Lee County Council Dist. 7 Dems All precincts reporting *Johnette McCutchen Caughman 409 — 59.9 percent Sheila Johnson Moses 274 — 40.1 percent Lee County School Board Dist. 4 Dems All precincts reporting Robert Don Bowman 63 — 21.1 percent *Sylvia A. Scott 236 — 78.9 percent

Sumter County Council Dist. 6 Dems — Primary All precincts reporting Charlie Jones 291 – 26.3 percent *James T. McCain 815 – 73.7 percent

McMaster leads race for S.C. No. 2 spot

Democrat field for school chief narrowed to 2

COLUMBIA (AP) — Former twoterm Attorney General Henry McMaster is in a runoff race in two weeks to be South Carolina’s next lieutenant governor. Early returns show McMaster with 44 percent of the vote, putting him in the lead by a margin of 20 percentage points. The second-place winner was too close to call between retired Kiawah Island developer Pat McKinney and Mike Campbell, the son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell. McMaster and his opponent will square off June 24. The state’s No. 2 post will soon be vacated by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, whose new job as presi-

COLUMBIA (AP) — Sheila Gallagher has advanced to a runoff in the Democratic primary for South Carolina’s superintendent of education. Gallagher unofficially received 36 percent of the vote Tuesday night making her the biggest vote getter in the primary. As of late reports from across the state, she will face Tom Thompson in the June 24 runoff. The 60-year-old Gallagher is the former president of the South Carolina Education Association. Gallagher endorses the idea of allowing South Carolinians to vote on legalizing marijuana and using taxes raised from its sales to fund public education.

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Pat McKinney, left, and Henry McMaster smile as a fellow candidate exceeds the time limit during a debate among the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor last week in Columbia. dent of the College of Charleston starts July 1. The primary winner faces Dem-

ocratic state Rep. Bakari Sellers in November. Sellers had no primary opponent.


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If you’re pregnant, eat more seafood Knowing what fish is low in mercury not so simple BY MARY CLARE JALONICK The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Pregnant women are being advised by the government to eat more fish, but there won’t be any labels or signs to let them know which fish have low mercury levels and are safest for dinner. Without a labeling requirement, the draft advice issued Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is unlikely to clear up confusion among shoppers about what seafood pregnant women, young children and other vulnerable groups should avoid. Rather they’ll have to rely on memory — should they avoid swordfish? Yes. What about salmon? That’s OK. Consumer groups have sued the agency, saying the warnings during the last decade haven’t been clear enough about what fish could pose a risk, and it’s hard for people to remember what’s good and what isn’t. Those groups asked for labels on packages or at fish counters. For most people, accumulating mercury from eating seafood isn’t a health risk. But for a decade, the FDA has warned that pregnant or breastfeeding women, those

who may become pregnant and young children avoid certain types of high-mercury fish because of concern that too much could harm a developing brain. Fish can absorb small amounts of mercury, a neurotoxin, from streams and oceans — and some varieties of seafood harbor higher levels. Echoing their earlier advice, the agencies said this population should not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico because of the mercury content and advised limiting white albacore tuna to six ounces a week. The FDA says the update is an attempt to get pregnant women to eat more fish, since many types of lowmercury seafood are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids important for brain development. The benefits of seafood are greater than the risks, said Stephen Ostroff, the FDA’s acting chief scientist. The advice echoes the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, which say that pregnant women should consume at least 8 ounces and up to 12 ounces — or two to three servings — of a variety of seafood per week. “Emerging science now tells us that limiting or avoiding fish during pregnancy

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. She said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. and early childhood can mean missing out on important nutrients that can have a positive impact on growth and development, as well as on general health,” Ostroff said. The advisory says many of the most commonly eaten fish are lower in mercury, including salmon, shrimp, pollock, tilapia, catfish, cod, flatfish, haddock and canned light tuna.

App makes your pictures pop Instagram tools are easy to use NEW YORK (AP) — I started using Instagram in late 2011 and was instantly hooked. I have always loved taking pictures but have felt overwhelmed by all the adjustment options offered by apps such as Snapseed and Camera+. Instagram made it easy. After snapping a picture, I could simply add a filter or hit the “lux” button. Voilá! A slightly heightened version of reality — usually pictures of flowers or street scenes — went out to all my Instagram followers. So when Instagram gave its app 10 new editing tools last week, I was apprehensive. Sure, these tools give me more controls, the types available with more sophisticated editing apps. But I don’t want to see the simplicity of Instagram go away.

Fortunately, Instagram has made the new tools just as easy to use as its other features. I’m hooked on them now as well. BEFORE: Instagram has long offered basic editing tools such as cropping and rotating photos. It also offers 19 filters — such as the deeply hued “Lo-Fi” or the washed-out “Hefe” to enhance photos with one tap. In addition, the “lux” control lets you quickly adjust exposure and contrast, though one slider controls both. THE ADDITIONS: The new version lets you make a variety of adjustments, from brightness to saturation, with a 100-point slider. It’s no longer all or nothing with the “lux” slider. You can control each aspect individually. IN USE: My first attempt to use the new tools came after I took a picture of a gorgeous rose bush climbing up a brownstone staircase on my Brooklyn street. Ordinarily, I would just take the picture,

use the “lux” button and add a filter. This time, I clicked on the wrench icon to bring up the new editing tools. Using a slider for each tool, I quickly adjusted the picture with the exact saturation, warmth and contrast that make the image pop. Even though I’m a novice photographer and I don’t really understand the technical details behind what those things are, I don’t need to. I can focus on how the image looks as I swipe the slider back and forth. When the roses glowed pink and the surrounding greenery shimmered, I posted the photo and let the “likes” roll in. AVAILABILITY: Instagram is owned by Facebook but has its own, free app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. However, the new tools are available for iOS and Android devices only. They are in version 6.0 of the app, which requires at least iOS 6.0 or the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android.

The FDA said it did an analysis of more than 1,000 pregnant women in the United States and found that 21 percent of them ate no fish in the previous month, and most of those who did eat fish ate far less than the recommended amount. The seafood industry has said the government shouldn’t look at mercury by itself but at the overall benefits of seafood.

Jennifer McGuire of the National Fisheries Institute says the advice shows that the FDA has “begun the process of setting the record straight that fish should be a pregnancy staple.” FDA and EPA said they will take public comments, seek the advice of the FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee and conduct a series of focus groups before making the advice final.


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Report says Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims 4 defend approving billions of dollars in lifetime benefits WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid complaints about lengthy waits for Social Security disability benefits, congressional investigators say nearly 200 administrative judges have been rubberstamping claims, approving billions of dollars in lifetime payments from the cash-strapped program. Four of the judges defended their work at a combative congressional hearing Tuesday. They said they follow the law. “I’ve seen their ailments, I’ve seen their pain, right in front of me,” Judge Gerald I. Krafsur of Kingsport, Tennessee, told the House Oversight Committee.

Krafsur approved 99 percent of the cases he decided from 2005 to 2013, according to a new report by the Republican staff of the Oversight Committee. Lifetime benefits average about $300,000, according to the report, so Krafsur’s cases will lead to nearly $1.8 billion in benefits. By the time disability cases reach an administrative law judge, the claims have been rejected at least once and often twice by workers in state offices. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, was incredulous that so many judges would rule that initial rejections were so often wrong. “Are the people below you always wrong?” Issa asked Judge Charles Bridges of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “I would say they are not legally trained,” replied Bridges, who ap-

proved 95 percent of the cases he decided. When pressed further about his approval rate, Bridges said, “I don’t pay attention to those figures. All I do is concentrate on each case, one at a time.” Issa said, “You don’t notice that you’re essentially saying ‘approved, approved, approved,’ almost all the time?” Bridges said, “I don’t want to be influenced by that.” The committee’s report found that 191 judges approved more than 85 percent of the cases they decided from 2005 to 2013. All told, those judges approved $153 billion in lifetime benefits, the report said. Social Security employs a little more than 1,400 administrative law judges. “In essence, these judges rubber stamped nearly every claimant before them for a lifetime of benefits at tax-

payer expense,” the report said. The report said some judges approved claims at alarmingly high rates as part of an agency effort to reduce case backlogs and processing times. It is often easier for a judge to approve a claim than to deny it, the report said. Denials can be appealed, so judges must meticulously document their reasons, the report said. Approvals are generally accepted, ending the judge’s role in the case. In 2007, the average processing time for a hearing was 512 days. It was reduced to less than a year in 2012, but has since crept back up above 400 days. There are 937,600 cases pending before administrative law judges, according to agency statistics. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin blamed budget cuts for the recent increase in wait times.

Could drugs help block Alzheimer’s?

Peter Bristol of Wakefield, Rhode Island, receives an intravenous infusion at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday. Bristol is part of a major study that got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug could protect outwardly healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they’re at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Major study testing if healthy seniors benefit WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they’re at risk. Scientists plan to eventually scan the brains of thousands of older volunteers in the U.S., Canada and Australia to find those with a sticky build-up thought to play a key role in development of Alzheimer’s — the first time so many people without memory problems get the chance to learn the potentially troubling news. Having lots of that gunky protein called beta-amyloid doesn’t guarantee someone will get sick. But the big question: Could intervening so early make a difference for those who do? “We have to get them at the stage when we can save their brains,” said Dr. Reisa Sperling of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, who is leading the huge effort to find out. Researchers are just beginning to recruit volunteers, and on Monday, a Rhode Island man was hooked up for an IV infusion at Butler Hospital in Providence, the first treated. Peter Bristol, 70, of Wakefield, Rhode Island, figured he was at risk because his mother died of Alzheimer’s and his brother has it. “I felt I needed to be proactive in seeking whatever therapies might be available for myself in the coming years,” said Bristol, who said he was prepared when a PET scan of his brain showed he harbored enough amyloid to qualify for the research. “Just because I have it doesn’t mean I’m going to get Alzheimer’s,” he stressed. But Bristol and his wife are “going into the situation with our eyes wide open.” He won’t know until the end of the so-called A4 Study — it

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stands for Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s — whether he received monthly infusions of the experimental medicine, Eli Lilly & Co.’s solanezumab, or a dummy drug. Solanezumab is designed to help catch amyloid before it builds into the brain plaques

that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. It failed in earlier studies to treat full-blown Alzheimer’s — but it did appear to help slow mental decline in patients with mild disease, raising interest in testing it even earlier. Scientists now think Alzheimer’s begins ravaging the

brain at least a decade before memory problems appear, much like heart disease is triggered by quiet cholesterol build-up. Many think the best chance of preventing or at least slowing the disease requires intervening, somehow, when people still appear healthy.

The $140 million study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Lilly and others, will track if participants’ memory and amyloid levels change during three years. Whether this particular drug works, the Alzheimer’s study is being watched closely as a chance to learn more about how amyloid works and how people handle the uncertainty of knowing it’s there. “Amyloid we know is a huge risk factor, but someone can have a head full of amyloid and not decline” mentally, Sperling said. “We need to understand more about why some brains are resilient and some are not.”


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5 U.S. troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five American special operations troops were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan in one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in nearly 14 years of war, officials said Tuesday. The deaths were a fresh reminder that the conflict is nowhere near over for some U.S. troops, who will keep fighting for at least two more years. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the five American troops were killed Monday “during a security operation in southern Afghanistan.” “Investigators are looking into the likelihood that friendly fire was the cause. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these fallen,”

Kirby said in a statement. In Washington, two U.S. defense officials said the five Americans were special operations force members, but they were not more specific. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because notification of the families of the five had not yet been completed. The deaths occurred during a joint operation of Afghan and NATO forces in the Arghandab district of southern Zabul province ahead of Saturday’s presidential runoff election, said provincial police chief Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rooghlawanay. After the operation was over, the troops came under attack from the Taliban and called in air support, he said. “Unfortunately five NATO soldiers and one Afghan army officer were

killed mistakenly by NATO airstrike,” Rooghlawanay said. There was no way to independently confirm Rooghlawanay’s comments. The coalition would not comment and NATO headquarters in Brussels also declined to comment. However, special operations forces often come under fire on joint operations and are responsible for calling in air support when needed. Because of constraints placed by President Hamid Karzai, such airstrikes are usually called “in extremis,” when troops fear they are about to be killed. Airstrikes have long caused tensions between the Afghan government and coalition forces, especially when they cause civilian casualties. Airstrikes that kill coalition soldiers are far less common. One of the worst

such incidents came in April 2002, when four Canadian soldiers were killed by an American F-16 jet fighter that dropped a bomb on a group of troops during a night firing exercise in southern Kandahar. In April 2004, former National Football League player Pat Tillman was killed by coalition fire while serving in an Army Ranger unit in one of the most highly publicized cases. One of the five American troops killed Monday was identified as 19-year-old Aaron Toppen of Mokena, Ill., who had deployed to Afghanistan in March, a month after his father died, according to a family spokeswoman, Jennie Swartz. His family was suffering a “double hit” of grief, Toppen’s sister, Amanda Gralewski, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn’t learn the pickup location for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s No. 2-ranked Democrat, presented the timeline as an explanation for why President Obama didn’t inform Congress 30 days before the May 31 prisoner trade. Republicans and some Democrats have sharply criticized the president for failing to notify them and contend he broke the law. Obama says he acted legally. “They knew a day ahead of time the transfer was going to take place,” Durbin told reporters in the Capitol, where military officials briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee behind closed doors. “They knew an hour ahead of time where it was going to take place.” Durbin spoke as a House panel overwhelmingly backed a measure barring U.S. funds for the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid the congressional outcry over the swap. On a bipartisan 33-13 vote, the Appropriations Committee added the provision to a

$570 billion defense spending bill. The measure bars 85 percent of the funds in the account for overseas conflicts until Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reassures Congress that congressional notification on Guantanamo transfers will be respected. The administration exchanged Bergdahl, held captive by the Taliban since 2009, for five Taliban officials who had been at Guantanamo for more than a decade. The five were sent to Qatar, where they are to remain for a year. House Speaker John Boehner lamented Tuesday that although he was briefed on the super-secret mission to take out Osama Bin Laden in 2011, he was kept in the dark about the prisoner agreement with the Taliban. Although Boehner and other lawmakers voiced concerns when told more than two years ago about the possibility of the trade, the Ohio Republican told reporters he “was never briefed on any specific negotiation.” In the week since the deal, lawmakers have raised questions about whether Bergdahl was a deserter and whether the United States gave up too much for his freedom. Many members of Congress have cited intelligence suggesting the high-level Taliban officials could return to the Afghanistan battlefield. Particularly galling for lawmakers was a detail Republicans said emerged in a closed-

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan recently. Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban on May 31 in exchange for five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. door briefing Monday night with administration officials that 80 to 90 members of the U.S. government knew of the swap but not a single member of Congress. The White House said the circle of officials aware of the mission was smaller, and informing Congress would have increased the risk of a leak. “Making a lot of phone calls around town doesn’t seem like a very prudent measure,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-California, the House Armed Services Committee

chairman, announced after Monday’s House briefing that he’d investigate the deal. Hagel will testify before his panel Wednesday. No such probe is occurring in the Democrat-led Senate, but GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, demanded similar open hearings. “It’s got to be demoralizing for our allies. It’s got to be demoralizing for our soldiers. It’s got to embolden the people we’re fighting against. We’re at war,” Sessions told reporters. Defending the administration’s conduct, Durbin blasted his colleagues in Congress for

focusing on the lack of notification, even if one of the loudest critics has been a party colleague: Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Are we saying that once we decided to do the prisoner transfer, we had to notify Congress and wait 30 days?” Durbin asked. “The president couldn’t do that. It was impossible. It could have endangered the man’s life by waiting 30 days.” The law on notification “doesn’t square with reality,” he added.


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VOTER ID FROM PAGE A1 can complete a provisional ballot and present valid photo ID within a few days of the election. Valid identification includes an S.C. driver’s license, S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ID card, S.C. voter registration card with photo, federal military ID and a U.S. passport. Throughout Election Day

on Tuesday, Jefferson said no precincts reported major problems with machines or voters presenting proper ID. Birnie HOPE Center precinct clerk Margie Ballard-Mack also said the community was aware of the changes in the requirements for identification. “We don’t have problems at Birnie. It’s a low turnout so far, but we’ve had a steady flow,” Ballard-Mack said about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

LOCAL “The community has been informed about picture ID, but we don’t expect as many during primaries.” A little more than three hours into Election Day, Wilson Hall precinct clerk Trevor Ivey ran into a small issue regarding picture ID that was quickly rectified. Ivey had to inform an elderly couple of the change in the law because they didn’t have sufficient ID. Ivey offered a provisional ballot, but the cou-

THE SUMTER ITEM ple decided to go home and retrieve their IDs and return to cast their votes. Otherwise, Ivey said they didn’t have any issues with machines or voters coming in without proper ID. About that time Tuesday morning, Ivey reported that more than 100 people had come in to vote — or about six percent of the 1,700 people registered to vote at Wilson Hall. Many of the precincts saw

a steady flow but not much of a line of people waiting to vote. Elks Lodge precinct clerk Kent Doeling said that more than 80 people had voted by 10:30 a.m., and they were expecting more. Jefferson said she was expecting a low turnout for Tuesday’s primary, after only about 700 absentee ballots were requested out of an estimated 69,000 active voter registrations in Sumter County.

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Democratic nominee Jimmy McCain, right, is congratulated on his primary victory by opponent Charlie Jones after the results were in on election night at the Sumter County Courthouse.

COUNCIL FROM PAGE A1 and firebrand Charlie Jones. McCain won the race by a 47-point margin, pulling in 73 percent with 815 votes. Jones trailed with 291 votes, or 26 percent. “This is my first foray into politics, so I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” McCain said shortly after seeing the final results posted at the Sumter County Courthouse. “Especially with the percentage I got.” In a race marked by the candidates’ contrasting approaches to the campaign, McCain ran a quiet race focused on grassroots turnout. McCain has long served as president of the Westside Neighborhood Association and held a seat on the Sumter Planning Commission and the board of the Sumter County Gallery of Art. He had an early start in public life. His father, James T. McCain Sr., was a local civil rights leader, and he was one of three black students who formed the first integrated class at McLaurin Junior High School. He worked as an Atlanta manager for UPS for 35 years, retiring to Sumter in 2009. “I want to thank the people of the district and the people of Sumter for their support,” McCain said. “I will be diligent and accessible.” The winner also congratulated Jones on running a good campaign. Jones, a Tallahassee-born recording artist, settled in Sumter in 1985. He ran a campaign as a challenge to city and county government, focusing on cutting taxes (he

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GE breaks ground on Greenville expansion COLUMBIA — General Electric has broken ground for an advanced manufacturing facility in Greenville. GE Power & Water President and CEO Steve Bolze on Tuesday announced the construction of the $73 million facility that will create more than 80 high tech jobs. The plant is expected to open late next year. GE also plans to invest $400 million during the next 10 years in Greenville to expand its manufacturing. The multinational conglomerate has operated in Greenville since 1968 and employs more than 3,000.

‘This is my first foray into politics, so I’m a little overwhelmed right now. Especially with the percentage I got.’ JIMMY McCAIN opposed the renewal of the penny sales tax, arguing it didn’t do enough for the district) and spurring economic development for the southside, partly by expanding Manning Avenue to a fourlane highway. He ran a more aggressive campaign, at one point saying he wanted to “get in the face” of local leaders to get more money and attention for the southside. Jones said he would continue to agitate for the district even after the race. “I’d love to have an official position, but that’s not necessary for what I want to do,”

Jones said. “I’ve still got tons of ammunition to keep on fighting.” Both men waited for the results to come in at the courthouse Tuesday night, and Jones congratulated his opponent on the win as the results came in. He said he would support McCain in November. “He got 73 percent,” Jones said. “How can you argue with that?” McCain now seems likely to succeed Blanding on county council; no candidate outside the Democratic field has filed for the November general election.

Brian Alston in the Democratic primary. With full results available Tuesday night from Lee and Sumter counties, which contain all but three precincts of House District 50, Brown led Alston 59 percent (1,938 votes) to 41 percent (1,360). Brown has held the seat, which also includes portions of Kershaw County, since 1984, BROWN making him the longestserving member of the General Assembly. He emphasized his legislative ALSTON experience and service to the district in making his case for re-election against Alston, who had never previously sought elected office. Despite the advantages an incumbent might expect to enjoy, the vote was tight. Alston carried the Sumter County portion of the district, which includes his hometown of Rembert, by 30 votes, 343 to 313. “I am extremely happy,” Brown said when it became apparent he would hold on to his seat. “This has been the most difficult campaign I have ever been in.” Brown’s anxiety was raised because he thought turnout in the Democratic primary would be depressed as voters opted for the more crowded Republican ballot instead. “Being the only countywide Democratic candidate in Lee County made it extremely difficult to convince the voters to not cross over and vote in the

Republican primary,” he said. Alston launched his campaign as a way to shake up the legislative delegation, telling voters Brown had not done enough to bring development and jobs to the rural district, and promised he would focus more on improving residents’ quality of life. But in Tuesday’s primary, voters opted for the representative they have known for decades now over the option of going in a fresh direction. The younger man put in a strong showing despite bringing an unconventional background to the race. Alston attracted attention early in the campaign for his past affiliation with a group of Morehouse College students known as the Plastics, who challenged the administration at the historically black college with their “genderbending” dress that earned the group a feature in Vibe magazine. Alston did not return phone calls seeking comment on election night. Brown doesn’t face any opposition in November’s general election and could win a fresh term by default unless a new candidate petitions to get on the ballot. Sumter Item intern Katherine Foley contributed to this report.

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arcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote “Right to Try experimental drugs” in USA Today (5/28/2014). They pointed out that “this year, more than 5,000 Americans will lose their battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Up until recently, there was no medicine on the market that significantly improved the lives of ALS patients. But now there is one in clinical trials that holds considerable promise, but it has not been granted Food and Drug Administration approval. The average amount of time it takes to get a drug through the FDA approval process is 10 years. That’s time that terminal patients don’t have. Legislators in Colorado, Louisiana and Missouri recently approved “Right to Try” legislation, and Arizona voters will vote on the measure this November. “Right to Try” is an initiative designed by the Goldwater Institute. It Walter would give terminal paWilliams tients access to investigational drugs that have completed basic safety testing. Under a doctor’s supervision, people would be given the chance to try promising experimental drugs before they’re given final FDA approval. There’s no denying that there’s risk in taking a drug or medical procedure that hasn’t completed clinical trials. The question is: Who has the right to decide how much risk a person will take — he or some faceless Washington bureaucrat? In my opinion, the answer depends upon the answer to the question: Who owns you? If one owns himself, then it is he who decides how much risk he takes. If government owns you, then you don’t have the right to unilaterally decide how much risk you’ll take. The FDA’s mission is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. In doing so, FDA officials can make two types of errors. They can approve a drug that has unanticipated dangerous side effects, or they can disapprove or delay a drug that is both safe and effective. FDA officials have unequal incentives to avoid these two types of errors. If the FDA official errs on the side of under-caution — approving a dangerous drug — the victims are visible, and he is held directly accountable. If he errs on the side of over-caution — holding up approval of a safe and effective drug — who’s to know? The cost and the victims are invisible. Politicians and bureaucrats prefer invisible victims. Here are a couple of notable examples. Clozapine was approved and used in 1972 in Europe. Clozapine’s ability to treat schizophrenics who did not respond to other medicines became well-known by 1979. Yet the drug was not approved in the United States until 1989 because companies believed that the FDA would reject it on the grounds that 1 percent of patients who took the drug contracted a blood disease. As an article in The New England Journal of Medicine stated, “what is remarkable is that clozapine has a beneficial effect in a substantial proportion (30 to 50 percent) of patients who have an inadequate response to other ... drugs.” Nearly 250,000 people with schizophrenia suffered needlessly, when relief was at hand. According to Robert M. Goldberg, writing for the journal Regulation, “Mevacor is a cholesterol-lowering drug that has been linked to reduction in death due to heart attacks. It was available in Europe in 1989 but did not become available in the United States until 1992. Studies confirm what doctors saw to be the case: taking the drug reduces death due to heart disease by about 55 percent. During that three-year period as many as a thousand people a year died from heart disease because of the FDA delay.” There is self-correction when a drug that has unanticipated dangerous side effects has been marketed. The drug is removed. But there’s no self-correction when a safe, effective lifesaving drug is not approved or is delayed. Those 5,000 ALS patients who will die of their disease this year are invisible, and FDA officials are unaccountable. “Right to Try” legislation is a step in the right direction to remedy that. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. © 2014 creators.com

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Firefighters would benefit from use of MRAP vehicle Getting one MRAP is reasonable because unarmored cars and trucks are soft and delicate, but Sumter doesn’t need more than one under any reasonably likely scenario. The world isn’t getting more violent, and U.S. crime rates are modest. Hysteria is not called for, nor is dishonest language implying high capacity small arms are weapons of mass destruction. They are not “A chemical, biological or radioactive weapon capable of causing widespread death and destruction.” Vague fear of revolt is no excuse either. Revolutionaries would know to ignore the steel box on wheels and plink soft targets elsewhere. If Sumter County’s government wants more public safety benefit from their MRAP, I suggest training some firefighters to drive it so it can be dual use. Soft-skinned firefighting vehicles risk their crews where the MRAP would protect them from fire and blast in a major industrial or terrorist incident. Armor allows approach where you couldn’t send conventional ap-

paratus and could save lives in a rescue situation. That armored truck also protects against major HazMat chemical incidents when buttoned up and the crew wear their protective gear. Since the MRAP was obtained via a LEO program it would be legitimate to add a rooftop water monitor (“big spray nozzle”) and basic brush truck equipment because firefighting hardware can be used for crowd control. Over 69,000 U.S. firefighters were injured in 2012. They put their lives on the line just like our police. Why not share equipment? Any desired mods to enhance LEO or fire-rescue use, such as a rear entry/exit setup more friendly to officers carrying injured people or firefighters wearing bunker gear, could easily be done by Sumter businesses. MARK LaSALLE Sumter

Residents want answers on debris pickup issue We live in the city of Sumter. Our yard debris pickup day “used to be on Thursday.” I, along with many neighbors and residents of Sumter, would put our debris out for pickup the day before our col-

lection day so our neighborhood and streets would not be cluttered with debris that could blow into the street and make the neighborhood look bad. Well, for the past two months the debris has not been picked up on schedule days and sometimes two to three weeks have passed before pickup. We called to try and find out the problem, and we were told the debris pickup no longer has a schedule and that “they just ride around and pick up whenever.” Expressing concern that this made the streets and neighborhoods look bad we were told “well, maybe you could take it back in each night and put it back out each morning.” I thought I had heard it all but that is ridiculous to think that citizens of Sumter should be required to place debris out and then take it in at night when some debris is quite heavy and messy to say the least and then still not know if it will be picked up that day or the next or the next. As a citizen and resident and taxpayer in the city of Sumter, I would appreciate this matter being addressed and a sensible solution to the problem (rather than the answer I was given). JANE HARLEY Sumter

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach June 7

New nonprofit to support expected ‘gray tsunami’ South Carolina has a unique nonprofit formed to coordinate food, transportation and housing assistance for a growing population of senior citizens, a segment that may double to 2 million seniors in 15 years. Sustaining Our Seniors of South Carolina is a nonprofit, nonpartisan “organization aimed at promoting independence, wellness and a better quality of life for seniors,” according to the nonprofit. Corette Bedsole, president of the board of directors, says SOS is unique to South Carolina and was formed in the fall of 2013 with the encouragement of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. The idea for SOS came from the Leadership South Carolina project, says Bedsole, who is also an associate state director of AARP SC in Columbia. The young business and professional people in the leadership program chose a service project for seniors and McConnell became interested. The group is seeking volunteers to help with priorities in four areas: food and hunger; transportation; housing; and adopting a senior, either for one-time help or ongoing assistance. One of the SOS partners is the

Humanities Foundation, which has developed affordable senior apartments in Charleston County. A needs assessment helped the Humanities Foundation acquire a passenger van for seniors in that area. Other SOS partners are Home Works, which helps low-income homeowners, and the S.C. Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors. McLawhorn notes that the Waccamaw region has a high number (25 percent) of residents over age 60. He noted that seniors, using recycled computers, could improve the reading and learning skills of youngsters. He hopes the SOS approach will “stimulate different thoughts” in serving a growing gray population. The SOS website www.SustainingOurSeniors.org is set up for volunteering, making donations, or offering goods and services.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head June 9

New state law on port offers hope for Port Royal With a stroke of her pen, Gov. Nikki Haley renewed hope that the port site in the town of Port Royal might again bustle with activity. But the governor’s signature June 3 on a law forcing the S.C. State Ports Authority to sell the shuttered Port of Port Royal property by the end of June 2015 is merely a first step. And probably the easiest. After all, the authority was or-

dered to liquidate the 317-acre port property about a decade ago, but a 2009 deadline has come and gone, with nothing but broken deals punctuating the interim. Make no mistake, a new law won’t make a buyer magically appear. However, this law does more to push along redevelopment if this stagnation continues. If the Ports Authority doesn’t meet the new deadline, the property will be turned over to the state Division of General Services to be auctioned to the highest bidder. Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Shannon Erickson, both Beaufort Republicans, deserve plaudits for pushing this law through the General Assembly, and now it falls to others to do their part, too. Additionally, the town of Port Royal must be committed to keeping the public informed about new options that result from this legislation. The town went through painstaking planning so that the public had input and reasonable expectations about what redevelopment would bring. However, that plan is now several years old, and the new law allows the property to be sold in smaller parcels. As such, a sale could bring to the table land-use proposals not previously considered, as well as pleas for public funding of infrastructure. Some changes could be dealmakers, others deal-breakers. Whatever the case, they are dealchangers that Port Royal residents have a right to know about and influence.


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FYI The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center and Sumter County Active Lifestyles are sponsoring a free walking program. If you are interested in becoming more active, form a walking group of 4-8 members and join Sumter County On The Move! This program allows you to walk at your own convenience or with a group. Free workshops and physical activity information available. Call (803) 774-3860 or register at https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/scotm-test2. Are you a breast cancer survivor? Maggie L. Richardson is seeking other survivors to form a music group and give back to the community. If you are interested in joining, contact her at mlrminstry2012@gmail.com or (803) 236-9086. Belly dancing classes are held at 6 p.m. every Monday at the Parks and Recreation Department, 155 Haynsworth St. Only $20 per month. The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone/everyone who served in the 2nd Infantry Division. Visit www.2ida.org or contact Mike Davino at MDavino@yahoo.com or (919) 498-1910. Zumba classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Parks and Recreation building on Haynsworth Street. Classes are $5 each. Contact Deanne Lewis at zumbadeanne@ gmail.com. The Palmetto Singles Club holds a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at the VFW on Gion Street. Call Nancy McLeod, club president, at (803) 469-3433. Sumter Area Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Sumter Mall community room, 1057 Broad St. The group helps in developing speaking and leadership skills. Contact Douglas Wilson at (803) 778-0197 or Rebecca Gonzalez at (803) 5659271. Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. Free help for cancer patients from the American Cancer Society. Transportation to treatment, help for appearance related side effects of treatment, nutrition help, one-on-one breast cancer support, free housing away from home during treatment, help finding clinical trials, someone to talk to — all free from your American Cancer Society. Call (800) 227-2345. The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships Inc., a non-profit organi-

zation, announces the S.C. Weatherization Assistance Program. This program helps provide weatherization assistance to low-income South Carolinians. Services include, but are not limited to, insulating attics, walls, floors, water heaters and exposed pipes; stripping and caulking around doors and windows; and replacing broken glass panes. Call the Weatherization office of Wateree Community Action Agency Inc. at (803) 773-9716 or the state information line at (888) 771-9404. Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505; (260) 486-2221 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; fax (260) 492-9771; or email at hope4391@verizon.net. Hospice Care of Sumter LLC is in need of volunteers in Sumter and surrounding counties. Opportunities available for you to use your time and talents to be of assistance include reading, musical talents, companionship, light housekeeping, etc. Contact Joyce Blanding at (803) 8835606 or hospicecareofsumter@yahoo.com. Agape Hospice is in need of volunteers. Whether your passion is baking, knitting, reading, singing, etc., Agape Hospice can find a place for you. Contact Thandi Blanding at (803) 774-1075, (803) 260-3876 or tblanding@agapsenior. com. Hospice Care of South Carolina is in need of volunteers in Sumter County. Do you have one extra hour a week? Opportunities are available for patient/family companionship, administrative support, meal preparation, light household projects, student education and various other tasks. Contact Whitney Rogers, regional volunteer coordinator, at (843) 409-7991 or whitney. rogers@hospicecare.net. Amedisys Hospice is in need of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include 1) special projects of baking, sewing, knitting, crafts, carpentry and yard work; 2) administrative/office duties of copying, light filing and answering phones; and 3) patient companionship — develop one-on-one relationships with hospice patients (training provided). Contact Rhoda Keefe, volunteer coordinator, at (803) 469-3047 or rhonda. keefe@amedisys.com.

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AccuWeather® five-day forecast for Sumter TODAY

TONIGHT

T-storms, some turning severe

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A heavy t-storm this Couple of showers, evening thunderstorms

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Gaffney 88/67 Spartanburg 86/66

Greenville 85/65

Columbia 91/69

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Sumter 91/69

IN THE MOUNTAINS Aiken 89/66

ON THE COAST

Charleston 90/72

Today: A couple of showers and thunderstorms, heavy late. High 85 to 90. Thursday: A couple of thunderstorms, some severe. High 85 to 89.

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SUN AND MOON 7 a.m. yest. 358.03 75.41 75.11 97.95

24-hr chg none -0.04 -0.08 +0.24

Sunrise 6:10 a.m. Moonrise 7:06 p.m.

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

0.00" 0.65" 1.72" 16.22" 22.49" 19.34"

NATIONAL CITIES City Atlanta Chicago Dallas Detroit Houston Los Angeles New Orleans New York Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix San Francisco Wash., DC

Full pool 360 76.8 75.5 100

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Myrtle Beach 88/72

Manning 91/69

Today: Showers and a heavy storm. Winds south-southwest 6-12 mph. Thursday: A couple of thunderstorms. Winds southwest 4-8 mph.

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Florence 92/68

Bishopville 92/69

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AT MYRTLE BEACH

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High 7:56 a.m. 8:40 p.m. 8:49 a.m. 9:31 p.m.

Ht. 2.8 3.5 2.9 3.7

Low Ht. 2:51 a.m. 0.0 2:48 p.m. -0.4 3:42 a.m. -0.2 3:39 p.m. -0.5

REGIONAL CITIES City Asheville Athens Augusta Beaufort Cape Hatteras Charleston Charlotte Clemson Columbia Darlington Elizabeth City Elizabethtown Fayetteville

Today Hi/Lo/W 80/60/t 85/65/t 89/66/t 90/72/t 84/74/pc 90/72/t 88/66/t 84/66/t 91/69/t 93/68/t 92/72/pc 92/70/t 93/70/t

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City Florence Gainesville Gastonia Goldsboro Goose Creek Greensboro Greenville Hickory Hilton Head Jacksonville, FL La Grange Macon Marietta

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City Marion Mt. Pleasant Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Port Royal Raleigh Rock Hill Rockingham Savannah Spartanburg Summerville Wilmington Winston-Salem

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Weather(W): s–sunny, pc–partly cloudy, c–cloudy, sh–showers, t–thunderstorms, r–rain, sf–snow flurries, sn–snow, i–ice

PUBLIC AGENDA SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Thursday, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.

The last word in astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Size up your EUGENIA LAST situation and do your best to avoid arguments. Listen carefully and be thoughtful in how you respond. You can save money if you look for a way to cut corners at home. Use your attributes to get ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do whatever you can to take care of responsibilities. This is not a day of rest, but one that can determine advancement based on your accomplishments. A moneymaking venture is apparent, but you will have to restrain your spending habits. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t make promises you cannot keep. You’ll have to use your time wisely if you want to avoid damaging your reputation. Someone you work with is waiting for a chance to make you look bad. Proceed with caution, integrity and truthfulness.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will make a good impression if you offer solutions with a positive attitude. Avoid a rift with someone who is jealous of your insight and vision. Do your thing and finish what you start. Emotional deception is apparent. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be open to suggestions, but when it comes to making a final decision, let your intuition guide you. An unusual change at home will help bring you closer to someone special. Don’t donate or pay for someone’s way. Offer solutions, not cash. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep everything out in the open and be upfront about your likes and dislikes. You can build a strong and stable personal life if you stick to the truth and only offer what’s reasonable. A domestic change will be beneficial.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take one step at a time. Don’t reveal too much about your personal life or CANCER (June 21-July 22): Share what you want to pursue. Be your creative ideas. You have plenty cautious in what you say. Minor to offer and will stir up some mishaps or accidents are apparent interest in a project you want to if you are preoccupied with pursue. A proposition will grab something that is bothering you. your interest, but before you take AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sign part, check the fine print and up for a course or interact with details. people who can offer you LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make plans information regarding a project with people you enjoy spending you want to pursue. Invest your time with. A group of motivated time and money in something that people will help you excel. Step can bring you money and into the spotlight and let your satisfaction. Home improvement leadership ability take over, but will add to your comfort. make sure you have a workable plan before you get started. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a closer look at an investment or VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Follow moneymaking opportunity. You your intuition when it comes to can negotiate a good deal and trust issues within an important improve your financial situation. relationship. Unnecessary worry Expand your interests and your could end up being costly. Protect your heart and your reputation. Ask peer group. Network and be ready to offer and ask for favors. questions and demand answers.

LOTTERY NUMBERS PALMETTO CASH 5 TUESDAY

POWERBALL SATURDAY

22-27-31-33-34 PowerUp: 3

28-30-35-58-59 Powerball: 15 Powerplay: 2

PICK 3 TUESDAY

PICK 4 TUESDAY

4-0-2 and 8-1-2

1-0-9-9 and 7-4-1-5

MEGAMILLIONS numbers were unavailable at press time.

PICTURES FROM THE PUBLIC

West Jacocks comments on his photo submission, “Here is a picture that I took on our recent trip to London. It shows the courtyard of the Tower of London with Tower Bridge in the background.”


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LEGION BASEBALL

P-15’s streak stopped Hartsville hands Sumter first loss of season with 2-1 win KELLEYTOWN -- A night after plating 10 runs in the fourth on the way to a 12-1 win over Hartsville, Sumter found itself locked in a pitchers duel on Tuesday with Post 53. The big inning never came for the P-15’s as Hartsville hung on for a 2-1 win, handing Sumter its first American Legion baseball loss of the season at Jimmy White Park. Nearing the 90-pitch mark to open the eighth, Sumter

starting pitcher Taylor McFaddin walked Alex Miller to open the frame. After a Gage Jordan sacMCFADDIN rifice bunt advanced Miller to second, Sumter head coach Curtis Johnson called for the ball and Phillip Watcher came to the mound. Watcher closed the inning with a strikeout of Wade

Hawkins and a Cody Kelly infield fly, but not before issuing a walk to Denton Lee and surrendering a run-scoring single up the middle to Matt Lynch as Hartsville reclaimed the lead heading to the ninth. The P-15’s had a chance to tie the game in the ninth against Post 53 reliever Dillon Tiller, who issued walks to Todd Larrimer and Watcher. Tiller was assisted by firstpitch fly ball outs from River

Soles and Chris Crawford before Jacob Watcher popped out to second to end the game. McFaddin closed the game with six strikeouts and two walks while limiting Hartsville to six hits in his 7 1/3 innings on the mound. While pleased with McFaddin’s effort on the mound, Johnson was frustrated with his team’s struggles at the

SEE P-15’S, PAGE B2

USC BASEBALL

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook walks back to the dugout with a dejected look during the Gamecocks’ 10-1 loss to Maryland in the Columbia Regional that ended the Gamecocks’ season. Holbrook said he expects his team to bounce back quickly from its early exit.

Gamecocks plan return to CWS Holbrook believes Carolina will make return trip sooner rather than later BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Chad Holbrook sees the Gamecocks getting back to the College World Series — sooner rather than later. The Gamecocks (44-18) were No. 1 in the country early on this season and considered a strong bet to make the field in Omaha. Instead, South Carolina fell twice to Maryland in the NCAA tournament’s Columbia Regional, ending a run of 13 straight times the team had advanced when hosting opening-round play. Holbrook, in his second season, had hoped to follow the successful path set down by former coach Ray Tanner, who reached the CWS six times from 2002-2012 and won national titles in 2010 and 2011.

“We didn’t quite do that,” Holbrook said. “That’s going to stick with me for a while.” Apparently so. Holbrook said several times during last weekend’s NCAA super regional play where he’d see a college game on TV and quickly leave the room. “I guess I’m still a little bit angry,” he said. Holbrook has been busy planning for next season. It won’t be easy. Six juniors who played in South Carolina’s opening NCAA game were drafted by major league baseball clubs last week (all between rounds three and 11) and most, Holbrook said, are ready to start pro careers. Those leaving include USA Baseball Collegiate National team catcher Grayson Greiner, third baseman Joey Pankake,

centerfielder Tanner English, Gamecocks ace Jordan Montgomery and closer Joel Seddon, the Southeastern Conference’s leader with 14 saves this season. The last regular chosen was first baseman Kyle Martin in the 20th round by the Angels. Holbrook said Martin, who led South Carolina with 82 hits and a .336 batting average, could return. “We’ll find a good first baseman,” he said. “I hope it’s Kyle Martin. I hope like crazy it’s Kyle Martin.” Still, Holbrook expects all of his returnees to be competitive. Second baseman-designated hitter Max Schrock, a sophomore, is one of the team’s best pure hitters, yet played just 35 games this season because of illness and

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Post 68 routs Jets 9-2 BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com MANNING – Manning-Santee Post 68 got a much needed victory with an outstanding pitching performance from sidearmer Russell Thompson on Tuesday at the Manning High School baseball field. Thompson took a shutout into the ninth inning before DalzellShaw Post 175 finally broke through, but it was much too little, too late as Manning won 9-2. Thompson had only allowed two CUTTER hits entering the ninth, the first clean hit coming from Leniel Gonzalez in the eighth. Shane Bishop’s 2-out, 2-run single broke up the shutout. Thompson, who has signed with Presbyterian College, had strikeouts for six of the first seven outs he recorded. He only had three the rest of the way, but his defense – and shortstop Steven Cox in particular – played well behind him. “I was getting the strikeouts early and then I switched things up and started throwing primarily fastballs,” said Thompson said. “I was letting them hit and letting my defense play – and my defense did a really good job.” Manning improved to 2-6 in League III and 2-8 overall. The Jets fell to 4-4 in league action and 6-6 overall. Manning scored two runs in each of the first two innings to set the tone for the game. JT Eppley reached on an error to start the bottom of the first against Post 175 starting pitcher Andrew Wrenn, also a sidearmer. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before scoring on a 2-out single by Jared Hair. Cox also scored on the play as the throw of Dalzell centerfielder Juan Gardner went up the third base line and got away from catcher Matt Holloman. In the second, Ryan Knowlton drew a leadoff walk and Michael Burgess reached on an

SEE POST 68, PAGE B2

U.S. OPEN Phil Mickelson hits from the waste area on the 18th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., on Tuesday. The U.S. Open begins Thursday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mickelson trying to keep focus on Pinehurst BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C.— Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind. He was trying to sharpen his game, figure out what it will take to finally win a U.S. Open and make enough putts with his claw grip to avoid losing to a pair of players whose combined age is younger than him. This major has a reputation as the toughest test in golf. It’s every bit of that for Mickelson. “I really believe that this week is testing a player’s entire game,” Mickelson said. “Because it forces you to make good decisions, to choose the right club off the tee, hit solid iron

shots into the green and utilize your short game to save strokes. It’s just a wonderful test ... the best test I’ve seen to identify the best player.” His definition of Pinehurst and its rugged, natural look would seem to require every ounce of concentration. And that could be his biggest challenge. On the golf course, Mickelson is trying to ignore the enormous expectations on him this week. He holds the worst kind of U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes. He needs this major to complete the career Grand Slam. And he’s a sentimental favorite at Pinehurst No. 2, where in 1999 he played the entire week knowing his

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014

PRO BASEBALL

Leggett staying with Clemson baseball BY AARON BRENNER Post and Courier CLEMSON - Given 10 days to peruse the Clemson baseball program, athletic director Dan Radakovich officially has chosen to stay the course with Hall of Fame head coach Jack Leggett. Jack is back, for his 22nd season as head coach and with the blessing of his secondyear supervisor in a joint announcement released Tuesday evening. Following “several productive conversations with Coach Leggett” and thorough scrutiny involving confidants inside LEGGETT and out of Clemson, Radakovich assured restless fans of the backsliding Tigers - sans a College World Series appearance, or so much as an NCAA regional title, for the fourth consecutive year - things are looking up and a coaching move wasn’t necessary. “The evaluation showed reasons for optimism moving forward,” Radakovich said in the statement, “and we look forward to the 2015 season under the leadership of Coach Leggett.” In his five-sentence statement, Leggett twice referenced Clemson’s passionate fan base, with whom he had a strenuous relationship during a 36-25 campaign ending May 31 with a 6-4 loss to Xavier in the Nash-

ville Regional. “I truly appreciate the support and passion of our baseball community and we all want to win at the highest level, especially the coaches and players in the program,” Leggett stated. “We did not have the kind of year that I had hoped for and it is my responsibility to lead us back to the standards we have set for Clemson baseball.” After losing to South Carolina for the 22nd time in 30 tries March 1, Leggett chided reporters, “You guys are the ones who get all excited about all that ... I’m proud of our program. Our fans should be proud of our program.” Leggett also told The Post and Courier on May 17, when asked about fans angling for change, “The only fans we have are the ones that believe in our program and believe in our team. Those are the only ones I’m ever concerned about.” On Monday, Leggett said in the statement, “Clemson is a truly special place. Working together with our passionate fans, all pulling in the same direction, I have no doubt we can return quickly to the success we have become accustomed to at Clemson.” Radakovich promised improvements, “some which will be visible and others behind the scenes.” He alluded to previous commitments to facility upgrades like a stadium addition behind the first-base line with player amenities.

MLB ROUNDUP

Teagarden hits slam in Mets debut NEW YORK— Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his Mets debut, Daniel Murphy had a two-run shot and New York beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid. Called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday to replace demoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud, Teagarden connected for his second career slam after Marco Estrada walked the bases loaded. The 30-year-old Teagarden had struck out in his first two at-bats. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0) pitched six effective innings and Murphy homered off Estrada in the third. Before the game, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said manager Terry Collins’ job is secure after the team returned from a 4-7 road trip a seasonworst seven games under .500.

Arroyo (6-4) matched Houston starter Brad Peacock through seven innings before the Diamondbacks scored two runs off Josh Fields (1-4) in the seventh. RAYS 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Adam Wainwright became the NL’s first nine-game winner, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Tuesday night, the Rays’ third straight shutout loss. The Cardinals have three consecutive shutouts for the first time since April 2013. St. Louis, with 13 shutouts this season, was coming off 5-0 victories over Toronto on Saturday and Sunday.

AMERICAN LEAGUE TWINS 4

PADRES 2

BLUE JAYS 0 TORONTO — Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, Kevin Correia won for the first time in four starts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Tuesday.

INTERLEAGUE DIAMONDBACKS 4 ASTROS 1 PHOENIX — Bronson Arroyo pitched seven strong innings, Aaron Hill had two late RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Tuesday.

infield single. Wrenn retired the next two batters before Linc Powell reached on an infield single to load the bases. Cox followed with a single to left to drive in two runs and make it 4-0. Post 68 pushed across another run in the

P-15’S FROM PAGE B1 plate as Post 53 starter Andrew Coker held Sumter to four hits in his six innings of mound work. “Our approaches at the plate were terrible,” said Johnson, whose team dropped to 4-1 in League III and 6-1 overall. “We felt like we could square up the balls and try to hit balls out instead of trying to hit the ball hard. It was not very good. We hit some balls hard in the air but the thing was they were hit in the air, and that’s the frustrating part. We struck out on some balls down and we never really got anybody on early to be able to do anything. It’s very, very frustrating.” Johnson said he had planned on getting at least six or seven innings out of McFaddin on the mound. “He was going to stay out there for six or seven. If he threw 110 pitches, he was going to stay out there and try to get us through, and he did a great

MONDAY BRAVES 3 ROCKIES 1 DENVER — Pitching well since coming back last month from reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, Gavin Floyd cemented his return with the only missing element — a win. Floyd pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than two years, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night.

Arizona

TODAY

12:30 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Minnesota at Toronto (MLB NETWORK). 6:05 p.m. – Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Boston at Baltimore (ESPN). 8 p.m. – NHL Hockey: Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals Game Four – Los Angeles at New York Rangers (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8:30 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Colorado (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 10 p.m. – Major League Soccer: Dallas at Portland (ESPN2).

AMERICAN LEGION W 6 6 4 3 2 1

L 0 3 3 3 4 8

Pct. 1.000 .667 .571 .500 .333 .111

MONDAY

Sumter 12, Hartsville 1 Dalzell-Shaw 5, Manning-Santee 4 Camden 8, Cheraw 4

TUESDAY

Sumter at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Dalzell-Shaw at Manning-Santee, 7:30 p.m.

TODAY

Camden at Cheraw, 7 p.m. Thursday Hartsville at Sumter, 7 p.m. Manning-Santee at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Lake City at Sumter, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Sumter at Florence, 7:30 p.m. Lancaster at Camden, 2 p.m.

MLB STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION W Toronto 39 Baltimore 32 New York 31 Boston 28 Tampa Bay 24 CENTRAL DIVISION W Detroit 33 Cleveland 33 Chicago 32 Kansas City 31 Minnesota 29 WEST DIVISION W Oakland 39 Los Angeles 35 Seattle 34 Texas 31 Houston 29

L 26 30 31 35 41

Pct .600 .516 .500 .444 .369

GB – 51/2 61/2 10 15

L 27 31 33 32 33

Pct .550 .516 .492 .492 .468

GB – 2 31/2 31/2 5

L 25 28 29 33 36

Pct .609 .556 .540 .484 .446

GB – 31/2 41/2 8 101/2

job,” Johnson said of McFaddin, who ended up throwing 99 pitches. “TMac’s got really good stuff. He threw the ball well. He was throwing fastball, curveball, cutter and change all night, pretty much, whenever. He was throwing them for strikes, throwing fastball in, fastball away, and ... we just let him down.” Both teams missed out on early scoring opportunities. For Sumter, Jacob Watcher and Charlie Barnes sandwiched walks around a Kemper Patton bunt single to load the bases in the first before Coker got a fly ball to right from Tee Dubose to end the inning with the sacks full. Hartsville’s first hit off McFaddin came in the form of a second-inning leadoff bloop double to right by Jordan. McFaddin then rallied to strike out the side and extinguish the threat. Post 53 got on the board in its half of the third as Cody Kelly hit a routine fly ball to right that fell between two

Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 4, Boston 0 Toronto 5, Minnesota 4 Cleveland 17, Texas 7 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 5 N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, ppd., rain Houston 4, Arizona 3 L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1

TUESDAY’S GAMES

Houston at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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TUESDAY’S GAMES

Houston at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Chicago Cubs (Hammel 6-3) at Pittsburgh (Cumpton 1-2), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 6-5) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-6), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 7-2) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-5), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 5-5) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 2-3) at Texas (Darvish 6-2), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 1-8) at Houston (Keuchel 7-3), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 6-3) at Colorado (Matzek 0-0), 8:40 p.m. Washington (Roark 4-4) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-3), 10:15 p.m.

THURSDAY’S GAMES

L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Washington at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

NASCAR LEADERS By The Associated Press

Sprint Cup Leaders Through June 8 Points 1, Jeff Gordon, 498. 2, Matt Kenseth, 482. 3, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 476. 4, Jimmie Johnson, 475. 5, Brad Keselowski, 448. 6, Kyle Busch, 443. 7, Carl Edwards, 441. 8, Denny Hamlin, 420. 9, Joey Logano, 418. 10, Kyle Larson, 417. 11, Ryan Newman, 411. 12, Kevin Harvick, 403. 13, Brian Vickers, 392. 14, Greg Biffle, 385. 15, Austin Dillon, 385. 16, Clint Bowyer, 383. 17, Paul Menard, 380. 18, Tony Stewart, 368. 19, Aric Almirola, 366. 20, AJ Allmendinger, 360. Money 1, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,470,234. 2, Brad Keselowski, $3,436,001. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $3,305,108. 4, Jamie McMurray, $3,164,093. 5, Jeff Gordon, $3,156,753. 6, Denny Hamlin, $2,974,866. 7, Kevin Harvick, $2,943,051. 8, Joey Logano, $2,930,398. 9, Matt Kenseth, $2,908,362. 10, Kyle Busch, $2,746,890. 11, Greg Biffle, $2,423,369. 12, Paul Menard, $2,333,036. 13, Austin Dillon, $2,298,539. 14, Clint Bowyer, $2,288,815. 15, Brian Vickers, $2,246,884. 16, Tony Stewart, $2,240,751. 17, Carl Edwards, $2,202,869. 18, Kyle Larson, $2,167,335. 19, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $2,161,775. 20, Aric Almirola, $2,094,494.

NBA FINALS By The Associated Press

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 1, Miami 1 Thursday, June 5: San Antonio 110, Miami 95 Sunday, June 8: Miami 98, San Antonio 96 Tuesday, June 10: San Antonio at Miami, late Thursday, June 12: San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 15: Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 17: San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Friday, June 20: Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

STANLEY CUP FINALS By The Associated Press

THURSDAY’S GAMES

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press

Minnesota (P.Hughes 6-2) at Toronto (Stroman 3-0), 12:37 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 1-2) at Kansas City (Ventura 3-5), 2:10 p.m. Boston (R.De La Rosa 1-1) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 2-3) at Texas (Darvish 6-2), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 1-8) at Houston (Keuchel 7-3), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Smyly 3-4) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 4-3), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-4), 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 9-1) at Seattle (C.Young 5-3), 10:10 p.m.

Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta Washington Miami New York Philadelphia CENTRAL DIVISION

fifth when Tommy King reached on an error and scored on a Mark Pipkin sacrifice fly. Manning pushed the lead to 6-0 in the sixth. Collin Lee led off with a walk, moved up to bases on passed balls and scored on a Cox fielder’s choice. Manning scored three runs in the eighth thanks to one hit, three walks and two hit batters.

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Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Cincinnati 2 Atlanta 3, Colorado 1 Houston 4, Arizona 3 Washington 9, San Francisco 2

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League III Standings League Overall Team W L Pct. GB Sumter 4 0 1.000 Camden 3 1 .750 1 Dalzell 4 3 .571 1 1/2 Hartsville 3 3 .500 2 Cheraw 2 4 .333 3 Manning 1 6 .143 4 1/2

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MONDAY’S GAMES

Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago WEST DIVISION San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Los Angeles 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Wednesday, June 4: Los Angeles 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday, June 7: Los Angeles 5, NY Rangers 4, 2OT Monday, June 9: Los Angeles 3, NY Rangers 0 Wednesday, June 11: Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Friday, June 13: NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 16: Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 18: NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

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PHILADELPHIA — A.J. Burnett threw 7 1-3 sharp innings, Marlon Byrd hit a threerun homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night. Back from a 1-5 trip that left them tied with the Cubs for the worst record in the NL, the Phillies opened a six-game homestand with only their 13th win at Citizens Bank Park.

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P-15 outfielders. The lack of communication, which resulted in an error on rightfielder Patton, proved costly as Marcus Spears laced a run-scoring single up the middle to put Hartsville up 1-0. Sumter attempted to answer in the top half of the fourth, beginning with a Patton base on balls. A 1-out Dubose single to left put runners at first and second, but River Soles and Todd Larrimer hit into fielder’s choice grounders to close the inning with the P-15’s still scoreless. Coker continued to confound Sumter batters as Phillip Watcher singled with one out in the fifth for the P-15’s third hit but Jacob Watcher and McFaddin were both retired on fly balls to end the inning. Patton drew another leadoff walk to start the sixth, Coker’s fourth base on balls of the night, and the P-15’s made it count this time. Barnes followed with a smash to right field that initial-

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ly scored Patton before officials ruled it a ground-rule double after it got caught in the bullpen fencing. One out later, Soles lifted a fly ball to right that plated Patton and tied the score, 1-1, and advanced Barnes to third. With an opportunity to give Sumter its first lead, Larrimer flew out to right to end the inning. McFaddin took the mound for the seventh and faced another serious scoring threat from Post 53. Wade Hawkins connected for a leadoff single to left and took second on Cody Kelly’s sac bunt. After a McFaddin strikeout of Jalen DuRant, Johnson called for an intentional pass to Spears, who was 2-for-3 and had driven in Hartsville’s lone run. The move paid off as Casey Kelly lined out to Phillip Watcher to end the inning with the game still tied. Hartsville returns to Riley Park Thursday to close out the 3-game series. Game time is 7 p.m.


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Par 4 Yards 402 The opening hole has all the appearances of a birdie opportunity, provided the shots are precise. Most players will long iron off the tee to keep is short of where the fairway narrows, leaving about 140 yards to the green.

Par 4 Yards 507 The landing area is twice as large, but the green is severe for the length of the hole and players will be using a mid-iron. The ideal drive is down the left side when hole location is on the right side of the green. The putting surface has a pronounced hump in the front that will repel approach shots that are slightly short.

Par 4 Yards 387 This could feature a forward tee to tempt players to drive the green, though it would require a sharp left-toright shot because of trees down the right side. The green is elevated and missing in any direction will make for a tough par, particularly if shots go long.

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nly five players have won golf’s career grand slam. Those who have done so are members of an elite club to which only Gene Sarazen, %HQ+RJDQ*DU\3OD\HU-DFN1LFNODXV and Tiger Woods belong. Woods, will miss the Open as he continues to rehab from surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back. Phil Mickelson has claimed five major titles in his career but placed second in the U.S. Open a record six times, most recently last year. In 1999, he gave up the lead late and lost to Payne Stewart by one stroke at Pinehurst, just months before Stewart’s death in a plane accident. Can Lefty win the only grand slam event missing from his resume?

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The first par 3 is no picnic. It will require at least a medium iron that must carry a crease at the front that is 4 feet below the putting surface. It also features one of the deepest bunkers on the course to the left. Hole locations at the front of the green will be the most demanding because the green is extremely fast from back to front.

The tee shot sets up the hole. The hole moves sharply from left to right, though taking off too much could put the ball in the dunes. The approach with a short iron is to a green protected by a deep bunker on the right.

The hole features a dogleg to the left at the end. Most players will have a chance to go for the green in two, though they will have a downhill, sidehill lie for the second shot because of the slant in the fairway. Laying back leaves a wedge to an elevated green, one of the toughest at Pinehurst.

Par 4 Yards 502 A straightforward hole, but the fairway has pronounced movements – downhill and to the right, and then uphill and to the left. A strong tee shot leaves a mid-iron, though players must avoid going left or long and catching a slope that drops them nearly 10 feet below the putting surface.

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Thursday-Friday First hole-10th hole 6:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Daniel Berger, United States; Brett Stegmaier, United States, a-Cameron Wilson, United States. 6:56 a.m.-12:41 p.m. — Marcel Siem, Germany; Brian Stuard, United States; Andrea Pavan, Italy. 7:07 a.m.-12:52 p.m. — Matt Every, United States; Roberto Castro, United States; Matt Jones, Australia. 7:18 a.m.-1:03 p.m. — Sergio Garcia, Spain; Jason Day, Australia; Brandt Snedeker, United States. 7:29 a.m.-1:14 p.m. — Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Matt Kuchar, United States; Lee Westwood, England. 7:40 a.m.-1:25 p.m. — Webb Simpson, United States; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland. 7:51 a.m.-1:36 p.m. — Ian Poulter, England; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand. 8:02 a.m.-1:47 p.m. — Nick Watney, United States; Jonas Blixt, Sweden; Joost Luiten, The Netherlands. 8:13 a.m.-1:58 p.m. — Billy Horschel, United States; Billy Hurley III, United States; Robert Allenby, Australia. 8:24 a.m.-2:09 p.m. — Aaron Baddeley, Australia; aOliver Goss, Australia; Aron Price, Australia. 8:35 a.m.-2:20 p.m. — Tom Lewis, England; Craig Barlow, United States; Justin Thomas, United States. 8:46 a.m.-2:31 p.m. — a-Robby Shelton, United States; Matthew Dobyns, United States; Brady Watt, Australia. 8:57 a.m.-2:42 p.m. — Clayton Rask, United States; aBrian Campbell, United States; Nicholas Mason, United States. 12:30 p.m.-6:45 a.m. — Garth Mulroy, South Africa; Steven Alker, New Zealand; Bobby Gates, United States. 12:41 p.m.-6:56 a.m. — Niclas Fasth, Sweden; Kiyoshi Miyazato, Japan; Hudson Swafford, United States. 12:52 p.m.-7:07 a.m. — John Senden, Australia; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Brooks Koepka, United States. 1:03 p.m.-7:18 a.m. — Dustin Johnson, United States; Jimmy Walker, United States; Victor Dubuisson, United States. 1:14 p.m.-7:29 a.m. — Stewart Cink, United States; Justin Leonard, United States; Y.E. Yang, South Korea. 1:25 p.m.-7:40 a.m. — Bubba Watson, United States; Adam Scott, Australia; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa. 1:36 p.m.-7:51 a.m. — Ernie Els, South Africa; Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa. 1:47 p.m.-8:02 a.m. — Jason Dufner, United States; Keegan Bradley, United States; Martin Kaymer, Germany. 1:58 p.m.-8:13 a.m. — Hunter Mahan, United States; Francesco Molinari, Italy; Jamie Donaldson, Wales. 2:09 p.m.-8:24 a.m. — Bo Van Pelt, United States; Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain; Seung-Yul Noh, South Korea. 2:20 p.m.-8:35 a.m. — Danny Willett, England; a-Corey Whitsett, United States; Luke Guthrie, United States.

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The shortest of the par 3s is deceptive because of two sections to the green and a deep bunker in the front. The left side of the green appears small from the tee box, but it is relatively flat. The front section to the right has more slope to hit. Shots that miss long and left will bounce away from the green and leave a very difficult chip.

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Pinehurst No. 2 Length: 7,562 yards Par: 35-35 – 70

This hole has the only water hazard on the course, though it’s only about 200 yards off the tee and not in place. The green has a sharp back-to-front slope, particularly in the front portion of the green. The toughest putt is behind the hole to a front hole location.

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Par 5 Yards 617 The hole turns to the left beyond the landing area off the tee. Trees protect the left side, requiring either a right-to-left second shot or a towering shot over the trees for those going for the green. Players will lay up anywhere from 40 to 100 yards to a raised green.

Par 4 Yards 483 The tee shot is semiblind with a slight slope to the right. Most players will have a mid-iron approach to a green where the hole locations on the left side are the most difficult because of the steep drop off the green. Players missing the green to the right have a simple up-anddown by Pinehurst standards.

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This has one of the few greens that has been renovated by returning it to its original size. The green remains smaller than any one on the course except for No. 5. Shots that land on the front portion of the green will end up in a collection area. The bad miss is in the bunker to the right of the green.

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The longest par 4 at Pinehurst, though it's manageable because of the downhill tee shot. It bends slightly to the left off the tee, with bunkers on each side of the landing area and the natural, sandy look down both sides. The large green is receptive to a long iron, though a bunker protects the left side. The pitch of the green is from right-to-left.

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The tee shot is slightly downhill and should be shaped to the right to avoid a bunker on the left side of the fairway. No matter where the hole is located, the smart shot is to the front of the green. Anything short will leave a relatively simple up-and-down. The green has a severe slop from back to front, making anything behind the hole extremely tough.

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2:31 p.m.-8:46 a.m. — Kevin Tway, United States; Jim Renner, United States; Chris Doak, Scotland. 2:42 p.m.-8:57 a.m. — Cody Gribble, United States; Chris Thompson, United States; a-Andrew Dorn, United States. 10th hole-First hole 6:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Henrik Norlander, Sweden; Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark; Rob Oppenheim, United States. 6:56 a.m.-12:41 p.m. — Chad Collins, United States; Lee Kyoung-Hoon, South Korea; Kevin Kisner, United States. 7:07 a.m.-12:52 p.m. — Erik Compton, United States; Pablo Larrazabal, Spain; Scott Langley, United States. 7:18 a.m.-1:03 p.m. — Patrick Reed, United States; Ryan Moore, United States; Kevin Na, United States. 7:29 a.m.-1:14 p.m. — Boo Weekley, United States; D.A. Points, United States; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland. 7:40 a.m.-1:25 p.m. — Zach Johnson, United States; Angel Cabrera, Argentina; David Toms, United States. 7:51 a.m.-1:36 p.m. — Justin Rose, England; a-Matthew Fitzpatrick, England; Phil Mickelson, United States. 8:02 a.m.-1:47 p.m. — Chris Kirk, United States; Russell Henley, United States; Brendon Todd, United States. 8:13 a.m.-1:58 p.m. — Jordan Spieth, United States; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Rickie Fowler, United States. 8:24 a.m.-2:09 p.m. — Kenny Perry, United States; Jeff Maggert, United States; Kevin Sutherland, United States. 8:35 a.m.-2:20 p.m. — Liang Wen-Chong, China; Maximillian Kieffer, Germany; Shiv Kapur, India. 8:46 a.m.-2:31 p.m. — Smylie Kaufman, United States; a-Maverick McNealy, United States; a-Brandon McIver. 8:57 a.m.-2:42 p.m. — Anthony Broussard, United States; a-Will Grimmer, United States; Nicholas Lindheim, United States. 12:30 p.m.-6:45 a.m. — Alex Cejka, Germany; Graeme Storm, England; David Oh, United States. 12:41 p.m.-6:56 a.m. — Oliver Fisher, England; Casey Wittenberg, United States; Andres Echavarria, Colombia. 12:52 p.m.-7:07 a.m. — Joe Ogilvie, United States; Mark Wilson, United States; Ken Duke, United States. 1:03 p.m.-7:18 a.m. — Jim Furyk, United States; Steve Stricker, United States; Bill Haas, United States. 1:14 p.m.-7:29 a.m. — Brendon de Jonge, Zimbabwe; Kevin Stadler, United States; Shane Lowry, Ireland. 1:25 p.m.-7:40 a.m. — Luke Donald, England; Harris English, United States; Paul Casey, England. 1:36 p.m.-7:51 a.m. — J.B. Holmes, United States; Gary Woodland, United States; Graham DeLaet, Canada. 1:47 p.m.-8:02 a.m. — Retief Goosen, South Africa; Geoff Ogilvy, Australia; Lucas Glover, United States. 1:58 p.m.-8:13 a.m. — Bernd Wiesberger, Austria; Kim Hyung-Sung, South Korea; Toru Taniguchi, Japan. 2:09 p.m.-8:24 a.m. — Ryan Palmer, United States; Rod Pampling, Australia; Kevin Streelman, United States. 2:20 p.m.-8:35 a.m. — Azuma Yano, Japan; Ryan Blaum, United States; David Gossett, United States. 2:31 p.m.-8:46 a.m. — Simon Griffiths, England; Fran Quinn, United States; Donald Constable, United States. 2:42 p.m.-8:57 a.m. — a-Hunter Stewart, United States; a-Sam Love, United States; Zac Blair, United States.

Par 3 Yards 205

This is a driver hole because of the generous fairway width. The approach shot is to a small green with a dramatic drop behind the green. Any miss should be short. The slope of the green is from back to front, and the surface has subtle breaks.

This is similar in length to the 15th, except the green is much larger and easier to hit. The front part of the green has a sharp drop. The toughest hole location is tucked behind the large bunker on the right side.

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This might be the last breather before the finishing kick. It likely will be a long iron or fairway metal off the tee on a dogleg right. The second shot is the most pronounced uphill shot on the course. Anything short will leave a difficult up-anddown. This is one time that it’s better to be long.

The fairway is not as wide as it looks because the landing area is slightly uphill and hidden from the tee. Players who opt for a fairway metal off the tee will have a mid-iron approach to a green that has a hollow on the right side, creating a two-tier look.

PINEHURST FROM PAGE B1 wife was on the verge of delivering their first child. Payne Stewart made a 15foot par putt on the final hole to beat him by one shot. Amanda Mickelson was born the next day. Stewart died in a plane crash four months later. “Payne and I had this moment where we talked about fatherhood, but he also talked about winning future U.S. Opens,� Mickelson said. “Although I haven’t won one yet, I’m still fighting hard, and this would be a great place to break through and do it. The flip side is that I tend to do well when it’s least expected. “I don’t want to put the pressure on that this is the only week that I’ll have a chance,� he said. “I think I’ll have a number of great opportunities in the future years. But this is certainly as good a chance as I’ll have.� Off the course, Mickelson has made headlines that threaten his clean image. He was linked two weeks ago to an insider trading investigation involving activist investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler over some timely trades of Clorox stock three years ago. FBI agents even came to the golf course to try to interview Mickelson. He referred them to his attorney, said he had done “absolutely nothing wrong� and that “I’m not going to walk around any

other way.� It would seem to be a major distraction for Mickelson. Even though he hasn’t won in nearly a year, and he has dropped to No. 11 in the world ranking, he is the center of attention in the sand hills of North Carolina — especially with Tiger Woods still out of the game while recovering from back surgery. Then again, it could be to Mickelson’s advantage to be at a place such as Pinehurst. The course doesn’t allow anyone to think about anything but the next shot. “We have so many players when they have a lot of stuff swirling around them that use that four or five hours on the golf course as a sanctuary,� two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North said. “You can focus sometimes even better, which sound crazy, but it’s your place where no one can get to you. The phone can’t ring. No one can ask you questions about whatever it is. And you get out there and find your little space. And sometimes that creates a situation where a guy can play exceptionally well.� The investigation has not been a big topic since Mickelson said repeatedly at the Memorial that he had done nothing wrong, was cooperating and would not talk about it until it was resolved.


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CWS teams reflect competitive balance BY ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — The array of teams set for the College World Series beginning this week could leave the impression that college baseball has become an equal-opportunity sport. Whether it has evolved or devolved is a matter of opinion. “I played in Omaha in 1960 and 1961 (for USC), and you could name on both hands all the schools in the country that were playing good baseball,” UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie said. “You couldn’t name all the schools playing good baseball now if you had 10 sets of hands. I think that’s good.” Skip Bertman, who retired as LSU’s coach in 2001 after winning five national titles,

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES The Associated Press At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 14 Game 1 — UC Irvine (40-23) vs. Texas (43-19), 3 p.m. Game 2 — Louisville (50-15) vs. Vanderbilt (46-19), 8 p.m. Sunday, June 15 Game 3 — Texas Tech (45-19) vs. TCU (47-16), 3 p.m. Game 4 — Virginia (49-14) vs. Mississippi (46-19), 8 p.m.

isn’t so sure. “The product now is the poster sport for parity,” he said. “That may make some people happy. In my opinion, it’s watered down.” People in the game say scholarship reductions, roster limits and bats lacking punch account for the competitive balance. They also point to a growing number of schools, including some in

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UC Irvine players celebrate after defeating national seed Oklahoma State to win the Stillwater Super Regional and advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. cold-weather areas, spending more money on baseball. Texas, which will be in Omaha a record 35th time, offers a nod to the days when

only a handful of teams had a legitimate chance to win the national championship. The seven other teams represent relative newcomers to the

college game’s biggest stage. Texas Tech will be here for the first time; Vanderbilt, UC Irvine and TCU for the second time; Louisville and Virginia for the third time; and Mississippi for the fifth time but first since 1972. Of the eight national seeds that started the 64-team tournament two weeks ago, only No. 3 Virginia and No. 7 TCU are left. That’s the fewest to advance to the CWS since the tournament went to its current format in 1999. “You don’t let a team in just because of a name. You have to earn it,” said Dennis Poppe, the NCAA’s top administrator for the CWS from 1987-2013. “You still like to see the old standbys, the traditional teams. But you get a little mix of everything here. That’s what makes it cool.”

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1990 Cy Young winner Finals Game 5 will return Welch dead at 57 to Texas under new format OAKLAND, Calif. — Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57. Welch died Monday night at his home in Seal Beach, California, the team said Tuesday. Police said officers responded to a call for medical aid and found Welch dead in WELCH the bathroom area. An autopsy was done and the cause of death is pending. Welch was an admitted alcoholic early in his career and spent time in rehabilitation. He co-authored a book in 1981 with George Vecsey about his addiction titled “Five O’Clock Comes Early: A Ballplayer’s Battle With Alcoholism.” The right-hander played on five teams that reached the World Series (1978, 1981, 1988, 1989 and 1990) and won two titles, one in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and another in 1989 with the A’s. SUMTER 4 SOUTH FLORENCE GOLD 3

FLORENCE-- The Sumter Junior P-15’s edged South Florence Gold 4-3 on Tuesday. Edward McMillan threw five innings striking out seven and allowed two earned runs to pick up the victory for Sumter. Rylan Williamson pitched two innings to earn the save. Offensively Sumter had six different players with a hit. Sumter, now 7-2 on the season, will play Oswego at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at CrestwoodHigh School. STERLING HEADS TO COURT

LOS ANGELES — Shelly Sterling’s attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar

with the matter. The individual was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Shelly Sterling brokered what would be a recordbreaking $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to sell the team after her husband and co-owner Donald Sterling made racist comments to a girlfriend that were recorded and publicized. The NBA moved swiftly to oust him as an owner. But Donald Sterling has vowed not to sell and is suing the NBA for $1 billion. PRICE MEETS WITH CAVS

CLEVELAND — Mark Price’s limited head-coaching experience may not matter to the Cavaliers. A four-time All-Star point guard during nine seasons with Cleveland, Price interviewed Tuesday with the Cavs, who fired Mike Brown nearly a month ago and have been on a twisting search for his successor. Price spent last season as an assistant in Charlotte and Hornets coach Steve Clifford believes the 50-year-old is ready to be a head coach. ANTI-REDSKINS AD AIRING

MIAMI — An American Indian tribe that believes the Washington Redskins’ nickname is racist and should be changed has purchased a 60-second ad to air during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The ad was slotted for the Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington markets Tuesday night. It aired in Miami during Game 2 of the series. The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of northern California purchased the time for the airing of a 60-second version of the National Congress of American Indians’ “Proud To Be” ad. A longer version is available online. From wire reports

BY TIM REYNOLD The Associated Press MIAMI — No matter what happens in Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat are getting on a plane and returning to San Antonio this weekend. That’s fine with them. The 2-3-2 format that had been in play since 1985 —the lower seed in the finals played three consecutive games at home mainly to minimize the amount of cross-country flights needed during the title series — is no more, with the NBA making the decision last year to instead use the 2-2-11-1 system utilized in all other playoff rounds. So this much is certain: Miami will be packing its bags at least one more time this season. “I think it’s the way it should be,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It’s the most competitive way to do it. It makes the most sense.” The 2-3-2 worked out for Miami two years ago against Oklahoma City, which had the home-court edge going into the matchup. Miami lost Game 1 of the finals, then beat the Thunder on their floor in Game 2, headed home and wound up staying there for the rest of the season. Three wins and zero air miles later, Miami was crowned NBA champions. These finals started the same way for the Heat: road loss in Game 1, road win in Game 2. But there will be no title celebration on this homestand. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, shortly after his tenure began, wanted the format changed largely to minimize the amount of cross-country air travel during the finals — and back then, that was a major issue given that it seemed like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers were in the title series on an

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Miami’s LeBron James (6) struggles under the basket against San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard (2) during the Heat’s 98-96 victory in Game 2 of the NBA finals on Sunday in San Antonio. almost-annual basis. So when the Lakers and Celtics met in a 2-3-2 series in 2008, there was a certain irony in that those teams didn’t really seem to like the format. “What I’ve never liked about 2-3-2 is you fight all year to have Game 7 at home and Game 5 at home,” Doc Rivers, who was coaching the Celtics — the higher seed in that series that year — said during those finals. “Game 5 is taken away from you in this format.” Not anymore. Game 5 is in San Antonio, not Miami. But with this series tied at a game apiece, the Spurs have more on their minds right now than home-court advantage and travel schedules. “You have to win on the road to win a championship,” Spurs guard Tony Parker said. The Heat have won on the road in every series they’ve played the last four years — all 16 of them, and that’s an NBA record. If the Spurs are going to win this

finals rematch, they must win one time in Miami. “We know it’s going to be a long series and every game is going to be very tough and you just have to be ready to go and be strong mentally and every fourth quarter is going to be big, every possession is going to be big,” Parker said. “We just have to stay positive and it’s going to be a long series.” Other than a tweak to the end-of-series schedule, the league stayed with its longstanding plan of playing finals games on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays this year. If there is a Game 7, it would fall on June 20 — a Friday. The Spurs played host to the middle three games in last season’s finals. “It felt like we were in San Antonio forever,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said. This year probably didn’t feel all that different. Miami flew to San Antonio last Tuesday, played there Thursday and Sunday and landed at home in the wee hours of Monday morning.

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Will the Kings sweep the Stanley Cup finals? BY IRA PODELL The Associated Press NEW YORK — The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals. No team has been swept in the finals since Detroit did it to Washington in 1998, completing a run of four straight Stanley Cup sweeps. So while the Kings are trying to close out the series, New York’s

focus is strictly on moving past disappointment and getting back to LA for Game 5. “We’re down 3-0. We’re all lacking sleep. This is tough,” Vigneault said on a day of optional practices. “I didn’t expect my players today to be cheery and upbeat. We’re in the Stanley Cup finals and we’re down 3-0. You don’t get a lot of these opportunities. “Excuse us if today we’re not real cheery, but tomorrow I can tell you we’re going to show up.” The only levity expressed after the Rangers were beaten

3-0 at home by goalie Jonathan Quick and the Kings was when Vigneault was asked what his team could do differently at Madison Square Garden. “Score,” he said. The packed room of reporters laughed. Vigneault didn’t. The present predicament makes it seem long ago that the Rangers led by two goals in the series opener, and then held a trio of two-goal leads in Game 2. Both of those ended with overtime wins by Los Angeles that sparked the Kings and demoralized New

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New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, center, watches during the Rangers’ 3-0 loss to Los Angeles in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday in New York. The Rangers will try to avoid a sweep with a victory today in Game 4. York. Getting blanked in the first Stanley Cup finals game at

the Garden since the Rangers last won the Cup in 1994 only made them feel worse.


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Clemson picks up DE commit Ferrell C lemson continued to replenish the defensive end position for the future with a commitment from Clelin Ferrell (6-feet-5-inches, 220 pounds) of Richmond, Va., last week. Ferrell is the second DE to commit to Clemson, which loses Vic Beasley, Corey Crawford and Tavaris Barnes after this season. He’s Clemson’s 18th commitment for the 2015 class. Ferrell picked the Tigers over South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Louisiana State, Michigan, Michigan State and Tennessee from an overall list of 25 offers. Ferrell visited Clemson for the spring game and after that visit moved the Tigers up on his list of favorites. “It was more of just the people there,” Ferrell said. “The atmosphere there when I went up for the spring game. The live, actual regular-season game and I liked that. Basically, my relationship with the coaching staff is just great. I really like the coaches. They are great guys – (defensive coordinator Coach (Brent) Venables, (assistant) Coach (Marion) Hobby and (head) Coach (Dabo) Swinney and all of the guys I talk to a lot. That was the biggest reason. “And then academic-wise, they have great academics. I want to study either sports nutrition, sports management or kinesiology.” While Ferrell kept followers in suspense until his announcement, he admitted that he had known for a while that Clemson would be he choice. “Basically, I have known for about a month where I wanted to go,” Ferrell said. “I was trying to hold out as long as I felt like I could, to just to see if any other schools were going to change my mind. That’s basically what it was. I told people that I’m not the type of person that’s going to hold off until National Signing Day (in February of ’15). When I was ready to make it, I decided I was going to make it, so that’s why I pushed it to this day.” Last season, Ferrell had 60 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and 6.5 quarterback sacks. He joins LaSamuel Davis of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School as DE commitments for Clemson. USC

Former USC commitment DE Arden Key (6-6, 217) of Atlanta re-pledged to the Gamecocks last week. He made his announcement a week earlier than he had said he would and he picked the Gamecocks over Oregon, Miami, LSU and Mississippi. “I just couldn’t wait any longer,” Key said. “I knew it was South Carolina and I just wanted to put it out there. The coaches already knew I was committed. I told them a long time ago. I would tell you if I could remember when. I just knew it has to be South Carolina.” Key originally committed to USC nearly a year ago and he de-committed in September the same day his close friend and former teammate, Wesley Green, de-committed from USC. Green later signed with the Gamecocks in February and now Key plans to follow his lead again. “I chose USC because of the love I got from the fans,” he said. “Also, I have a great relationship with (defensive coordinator) Coach (Lorenzo) Ward. I feel like I can go to him with anything, not just football.” Key said he’s 100 percent committed to USC, but might take one or two other official visits besides his one with the

Gamecocks. Key had over 100 tackles and eight sacks last season. He had a dozen sacks as a sophomore. He’s the 12th commitment for USC’s ‘15 class and the second DE. One of USC’s top offensive line targets will make the 6 o’clock news in his hometown on Thursday. That’s when Austin Clark of Lexington, Va., plans to announce his college decision, and he will do it during the news report on his local television station. Clark has narrowed his list to USC, Tennessee, VT and Ohio State. He visited USC, Tennessee and VT in the last 13 days. OL Emanuel McGirt (6-6, 272) of Durham, N.C., picked up an offer from Georgia and has added the Bulldogs to his favorites list, replacing VT. The others on the list are USC, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Florida, Vanderbilt and LSU. McGirt considers USC one of his frontrunners. “I definitely like (OL) Coach (Shawn) Elliott, he’s a good guy,” McGirt said. “I like (assistant) Coach (Joe) Robinson. They’ve been recruiting me for a while. I really like the coaching staff. They’re all good guys. “They need tackles in this class, and they feel like I can be that guy to mold the offensive line around a couple of years from now. They came down twice (this spring) and sent me hand- written letters from the whole staff.” McGirt has not yet visited USC, but plans to visit within the next two weeks. He also plans to visit UGA while on that trip. “I don’t have an official top four choices, but if I did they (USC) would be in there,” McGirt said, adding the rest of his imaginary top four is UNC, Duke and NCSU. That lead to the obvious argument being made for him to stay close to home. “Of course, they always throw that pitch line, ‘Don’t you want to be the hometown hero?’ But I have a chance to play in the best conference in college football (Southeastern Conference), and as a competitor, you want to better yourself and have that opportunity.” Another USC OL target, Brandon Sandifer of Marietta, Ga, visited Alabama last week. The Gamecocks and Crimson Tide have been the top two with him. OL Mirko Jurkovic Jr. (6-5, 280) of South Bend, Ind., has several offers, but is currently focusing on USC, Florida, Arkansas and Nebraska. Jurkovic attends school in Bradenton, Fla., and hopes to get to USC this summer. He has visited Florida and will visit again when he returns south. The Gators offered Jurkovic last week. He will visit Nebraska in July and has not yet scheduled a trip to Arkansas. Jurkovic does not have a leader. DE Marquavius Lewis, the Greenwood native who attends Hutchinson Junior College in Kansas, made an official visit to Arizona State over the weekend. He also plans to take officials to USC and Auburn. Lewis visited USC and Auburn unofficially while he was hone during the school break. After visiting USC, he had the Gamecocks as his leader. After visiting Auburn, he was more open about things. “South Carolina is probably one of my leaders, but I’m trying to stay levelheaded,” Lewis said. “I’ve got schools to see and I haven’t been out yet.” Lewis said he also talks

CAROLINA FROM PAGE B1 back problems. Schrock was examined by a back specialist since the season ended and was told that rest — and not surgery — would have him ready to go next season. “So Max is going to take the summer off,” Holbrook said. Outfielders Connor Bright, Gene Cone and Elliott Caldwell are all back

weekly with Auburn and has also been talking a lot with Alabama and Arizona State. Oregon and Kentucky have started showing interest in Lewis, who also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Kansas State, Tennessee, Arkansas, Miami, West Virginia, Louisville, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Southern California. He wants to make his decision around the middle or end of this season. Linebacker Davon Durant of Butler JC in Kansas, who is also a Greenwood native, also visited Arizona State over the weekend. He’s also been looking hard at USC. CLEMSON AND USC

OL Matthew Burrell of Fredericksburg, Va., released his top 15 and USC and Clemson are still on board. He also has Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, UGA, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Penn State, Texas A&M and Iowa. Running back RayRay McCloud of Tampa, Fla., has not narrowed his list, which includes offers from Clemson, USC, Florida, FSU, Kentucky, Miami, Ohio State, Southern Cal, UCLA, Michigan, Louisville, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Oregon, Alabama and Missouri. He to trim Phil Kornblut plans it down this RECRUITING summer. CORNER He remains in touch with his USC and Clemson recruiters and said between those two schools he’s not leaning either way. McCloud does have schools of primary interest, and he will visit them over the summer. Those include Clemson, USC, Florida, Miami, UCLA, Southern Cal, ND, Ohio State and Michigan. FSU is also is a possibility. McCloud said he has no timetable on a decision. McCloud is close friends with Clemson commitment wide receiver Deon Cain, but said that won’t affect his decision. Cain was at Florida on Saturday with his 7-on-7 team and Gators head coach Will Muschamp spent a lot of time with him. However, Cain said he’s still solid with Clemson and won’t take any other official visits if Swinney tells him not to do so. Clemson and USC are in good position with RB AJ Turner of Clinton Va. Turner visited USC back in April and enjoyed the trip. He has yet to visit Clemson, but said it is likely to get an official visit. He plans to take all five of his official visits and does not have a favorite. LB Roquan Smith of Montezuma, Ga., is sitting on more than 30 offers and would like to get that list down to five or six at the most. Clemson and USC each has a good chance to make that list. He visited Clemson in April and had planned to visit USC as well, though he did not make that trip. His offers span most of the SEC and Atlantic Coast Conference. Some of his other offers are Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, FSU and UGA. He did not name a leader. LB Amonte Caban of Smiths Station, Ala., plans to visit USC and Clemson this summer along with Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville and Mississippi State. Caban said that he does not have any favorites, but does have interest in the two South Carolina schools.

and in the mix for next season as are shortstop Marcus Mooney and DC Arendas, an infielder who played second during Schrock’s absence. The biggest issue next season could be behind the plate where Greiner was a 6-foot-5 defensive gem who also hit .311 with a team-high 50 RBIs. Logan Koch was a freshman backup this past season and Holbrook brought in junior college catcher Jared Martin

“I like both of them a lot,” he said. “I’ve never visited Clemson and want to see it for myself because I’ve heard a lot of great things. I’ve been to South Carolina and really liked the campus.” He does not have a time frame for announcing a decision. BASKETBALL

Pot guard Ty Hudson of Mableton, GA continues to rank Clemson at this top of his list as summer approaches. “Clemson is still making a strong push,” Hudson said. “If I had to say, they would be my No. 1.” Hudson visited Clemson last month and plans to visit Xavier and Cincinnati. Hudson has picked up recent offers from Xavier, Radford and Tennessee. He also has offers from Clemson, Houston, Alabama-Birmingham, Western Kentucky, Kansas State, Mercer, Kennesaw State and VT. Though Clemson is the favorite, Hudson said he remains open and will have a decision in September. Clemson target 7-0 Derrik Smits of Zionsville, Ind., visited Auburn over the weekend. Rayjon Tucker, a 6-5 player from Charlotte, made his first visit to Clemson last week. “Oh man, I loved it; it was great,” said Tucker, who spent the day with Tiger head coach Brad Brownell and assistant Earl Grant. “They are in it to get my skill development up. They think they have one of the best development coaching staffs that can help elevate my game.” Tucker did not leave Clemson with an offer, but he feels one is not too far away. “They love me and they love my game,” he said. “They want to watch a couple more of my (AAU) games. I loved it. It just felt like home.” Tucker has offers from Boston College, Charlotte, Rice, WKU, Wofford, Presbyterian, Campbell, Radford, GardnerWebb, UNC Greensboro and Abilene Christian. He has visited Charlotte and might visit BC soon. Last season, Tucker helped lead his team to a third straight state championship, averaging 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Former Clemson point guard Adonis Filer is transferring to Florida Atlantic. Tevin Mack, a 6-6 player from Dreher High in Columbia, was offered recently by Clemson, his first major instate offer. “I know they like me because I can score the ball really well,” Mack said. The offer was big to Mack because he’s been looking for the Tigers and USC to step up, but it didn’t automatically put the Tigers in the driver’s seat. “I don’t have any favorites,” Mack said. “This gives me another option to see where I fit in. I’m not rushing anything. I’m waiting on more offers.” Mack did talk with USC assistant coach Matt Figgers last week and plans to revisit the Gamecocks. He has no other visits planned right now. Mack said the offers from Clemson, Auburn, UGA, VT, Virginia Commonwealth, Houston, Mississippi State, Wake Forest and ECU are his solid ones and the ones he’s considering. USC is firmly in the running for 6-9 Chris Silva, a native of Gabon, Africa, who attends Roselle Catholic High in New Jersey. The Gamecocks are one of his major offers right now. Some others are Villanova, Syracuse, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, South Florida and Rutgers. USC head coach Frank Martin has made Silva one of his top targets for the ‘15 class. “He was excited to get the

and incoming freshman Hunter Taylor to compete. Holbrook also believes he’s got a candidate ready to step in for either Montgomery’s starting spot or Seddon’s role at the back end in Taylor Widener, a freshman who had 1.79 ERA in 21 appearances this past season. Wil Crowe, a freshman standout who turned down more than $1 million to join South Carolina a season

offer, and he’s planning on taking a visit there,” Silva’s head coach, Dave Boff, said. “I don’t think he’d be taking a flight down there unless he was interested. I would say the interest from him is pretty solid. He’s totally wide open on the schools he’s considering. He’s just going through the process of determining which schools he’s going to visit.” The coach plans to sit down with Silva and decide on his official visits, and they will also decide then if he will sign early or wait until the spring. “Chris is a high level athlete,” Boff continued. “He runs the floor really well; he’s a tremendous run-andjump athlete. He’s one of the better power forward-rebounder-shot blockers probably in the country. Offensively, he works mostly in the high post. He can step out and shoot the 3(-point shot) as well. His low post game is a work in progress, but he’s getting better at it all the time. Most of his offensive damage is done facing the rim.” Silva averaged 11 points and 9 rebounds llast season. USC missed on a pair of transfer targets who visited Columbia during their evaluation process. Danuel House Jr., a 6-7 player, will go from Houston to A&M and 6-8 Robert Carter Jr. will transfer from Georgia Tech to Maryland. BASEBALL

Clemson added a commitment from right-handed Alex Eubanks (6-2, 175) of Byrnes High in Dunchan. Eubanks had been committed to North Carolina Asheville. Eubanks’ fastball has topped off at 86 miles per hour. He’s the 16th commitment for Clemson’s ‘14 class. The ‘14 classes for both Clemson and USC were left largely intact after last week’s Major League Baseball draft. Clemson signees shortstop Michael Chavis and RHP Austin DeCarr were drafted in the first and third rounds respectively, Chavis by Boston and DeCarr by the New York Yankees. Both are expected to sign. Chavis, who is from Marietta, Ga.,, attended the draft proceedings in New Jersey. “Watching it go by -- whether it was the first pick or anything where I didn’t expect myself to go -- I was nervous from when I woke up this morning,” Chavis said on Thursday. “This is a lifelong dream of mine.” DeCarr is from Foxboro, Mass., and issued the following statement on Twitter after his selection: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me along the way!! New York Yankees are a first class organization.” USC’s two drafted recruits went late. RHP Brandon Murray was a 30th-round pick of Philadelphia and infielder Madison Stokes of A.C. Flora High in Columbia was picked by the Yankees in the 40th round. Murray is from Hobart, Ind., and as of Saturday had not made a decision on his future plans. “There’s a good chance I’ll honor my commitment to South Carolina,” Murray told NWI.com. “I’ll talk it over with my family and we’ll decide. It’s an incredible accomplishment for myself. I’ve set goals my whole life to make it to this day.It’s an unbelievable feeling.” As for Stokes, he made it clear before the draft that he planned to enroll at USC.

ago, lived up to expectations with a 8-3 record and 2.75 ERA. He’s expected to anchor things for the Gamecocks’ staff next season. Saturday starter Jack Wynkoop also returns. Holbrook understands fan disappointment at not still playing this season, but believes he’ll have a team next year capable of matching up with anyone in the country and advancing deep into the NCAA tournament.


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WALLACE H. RICHARDSON Sr.

DON DIXON

Wallace Herman “Daddy Rich” Richardson Sr., 66, husband of Irene Anderson Richardson, departed this life on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at his residence. He was born on May 26, 1948, in Marion County, a son of the late William J. Sr. and Berlin Stevenson Richardson. The family will receive friends at the home, 2303 Primrose Court, Sumter, SC 29150. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

Don Dixon, 77, husband of Sarah Dixon, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter. www.ecsfuneralhome.com

TISHA ANDREWS JAMAICA, New York — Tisha Mae Britton Andrews, 75, wife of John Andrews, died on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the home of her sister and her husband, Pamela and

Martin Dicken, 179-24th Linden Blvd. Jamaica. She was born on May 21, 1939, in Summerton, a daughter of the late Fleming McFadden and Dora Britton Robinson and stepdaughter of Elliott Robinson. The family is receiving friends beginning Friday at her residence, 1106 Locust Way, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

ANNIE MAE GEDDINGS Annie Mae Hatfield Ged-

THE SUMTER ITEM dings, 88, widow of Robert J. Geddings, died on Monday, June 9, 2014, at her home. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Harold B. Hatfield and Annie McCathern Hatfield Pate. Mrs. Geddings was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church. She was the bookkeeper for G and W. Real Estate and retired after more than 50 years of service. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Mixon (Jimmy) and Patti Hendrix (Marty), both of Sumter; and two grandchildren, Beth Florence (Erick) and Carson Hendrix.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Owens officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the home, 50 Glider Court. Memorials may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 604 Mathis St., Sumter, SC 29150 or Tuomey Hospice Services, 102 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. www.ecsfuneralhome.com

NASCAR

Keselowski made move he thought would win Pocono BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE— Winning, we’ve been told since the beginning of the year, is all that matters now in NASCAR. A win should earn a driver a coveted berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Multiple victories would give a driver valuable bonus points to be used when seeding the Chase field. Brad Keselowski wants those bonus points. He’s already got the one victory needed to put him in the title hunt, and now it’s about separating himself from the field. Yet there seemed to be some questioning, criticism and second-guessing after his failed strategy to win on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski dominated the race and seemed headed to an easy win until debris — a hot dog wrapper? a napkin? let’s just call

AREA SCOREBOARD BASKETBALL MILES ENTERTAINMENT GAME

The First Miles Entertainment Basketball Game, featuring Phillip “Hot Sauce” Champion, will be held on Friday at the Sumter High School gymnasium. Champion is a former AND1 Streetball player. There will be a pregame tuneup and autograph session beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting until 4:45. The game will start at 5. For more information, go to the twitter account MILES_ ENT. MANNING HIGH CAMPS

The Manning High School athletic department will have both a girls basketball camp and a boys basketball camp over the summer. The girls camp will be held June 16-18 while the boys camp is scheduled for July 8-10. The camps are open to children who will be entering grades 2-6. They will be held at MHS’ Thames Arena and run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $40. There will be a cash-only registration available on the first day of the camps from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at each camp site. DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL

The Hoop Basketball Individual Development Basketball School will be held July 14-17 at the Mayewood Middle School Gymnasium at 4300 East Brewington Road. The camp will be under the direction of James Smith, Harry Fullwood and Ronnie Brown. The cost of the camp is $50 per camper and is open to boys and girls ages 10 through 16. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until noon each day. For more information, contact Smith at (803) 968-6874 or (803) 469-3188. SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

The Sumter High School 2014 Boys & Girls Basketball Camp will be held June 16-19 at the SHS gymnasium. The camp will be open to children ages 8-15. The cost is $55 per camper with the camp running from noon until 4 p.m. each day. Campers must be signed up by Friday. For more information, call SHS boys basketball head coach JoJo English at (803)

it garbage from the grandstand — somehow found its way to the front grille of Keselowski’s car. It’s a common occurrence in racing, where properly disposing of trash is not a common occurrence, and the results can wreak havoc on a race car. That’s the position Keselowski found himself in during the closing laps at Pocono, where his shot at what had seemed to be a KESELOWSKI sure victory was suddenly in question. Debris on the grille causes engines to overheat, and drivers don’t have a ton of time to figure out a way to knock the garbage off the nose. As temperatures rise, the engine begins to lose some of its power, and if it gets hot enough, the engine will blow. From Keselowski’s view inside the cockpit of the No. 2 Ford, he couldn’t win the race with the debris on his

481-4480 or email him at Stephen.english@sumterschools. net. SUMTER CHRISTIAN CLINICS

Registration is being taken for the Sumter Christian School 2014 Basketball Clinics to be held over the summer. There are three 5-day sessions remaining at a cost of $45 per camper. A camp for children in grades 3-6 will be held June 23-27, grades 6-9 July 7-11 and grades 9-12 July 21-25. The camps will run each day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The camp instructors will be the SCS coaching staff of Bobby Baker, Tom Cope and Jimmy Davis. For more information, call Baker at (803) 469-9304 or (803) 464-3652. FOOTBALL POP WARNER REGISTRATION

Youth Athletics of Sumter, a division of Pop Warner Little Scholars, is registering children ages 5-16 for football for the 2014 season. The last day to register is July 31 and the registration fee is $80. Payment plans are available. The fee includes security, ID Badge, use of shoulder pads, use of helmet, use of practice clothes, insurance and a mouthpiece. Parents will be responsible for buying a game jersey, game pants, cleats, a cup, and socks. The practice season will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 29. Games will begin on Aug. 30 and run through Oct. 25. Registration is being held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Golden Corral on Broad Street. Volunteers are also needed. All volunteer applications must be turned in by July 5. To request registration and volunteer forms or for more information, email youthathleticsofsumteryas@yahoo.com. OFFICIATING CLASSES

The Santee Wateree Football Officials Association is holding classes for those interested in becoming officials. Those who pass the course will be able to officiate middle school, junior varsity and varsity games. Classes will be held each Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Parks & Recreation at 155 Haynsworth Street. The state clinic and examination will be held on July 26. For more information, contact Granderson James at (803) 968-2391 or at grandersj@ aol.com or Richard Geddings

car. Either the engine was going to break, or Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to run him down. “I think I was going to get passed because I was really down on power down the straightaway,” Keselowski said. “I don’t know. I think so, but it’s hard to say.” So Keselowski tried to get the debris off his car by running behind Danica Patrick in the hope that air coming off her lapped car would blow the garbage away. Only she didn’t seem to know what he was doing, and appeared to try to get out of the way of the leader. He misjudged his move, lost momentum and Earnhardt chased him down for the lead. Keselowski’s only hope was to catch Earnhardt and get close enough to the new leader to free the debris so that he could he could attempt to get back to the front. It didn’t work. Earnhardt cruised to the victory, Keselowski settled for sec-

at (803) 468-8858. TENNIS PTC SUMMER CAMP

The PTC Summer Tennis Camp will be held June 23-27 at Palmetto Tennis Center. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $125 per player. Forms must be returned to PTC by noon on June 19. For more information, call (803) 774-3969 or visit www. palmettotenniscenter.com. MANNING HIGH CAMP

The Manning High School athletic department will have a tennis camp June 24-26 at MHS’ Althea Gibson Tennis Complex. The camp is open to children who will be entering grades 2-6. The cost is $40. There will be a cash-only registration available on the first day of the camp. WRESTLING SHS CAMP

The Gamecock Youth Wrestling Camp will be held July 7-10 at the Sumter High School mini gymnasium. The cost of the camp is $30 per student. The camp will run each day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or to register, contact SHS wrestling head coach Cody Slaughter at (803) 968-3250. There will be open registration on the first day of camp as well. SOFTBALL MANNING HIGH CAMP

The Manning High School athletic department will have a softball camp June 16-18 at the Manning High baseball field. The camp is open to children who will be entering grades 2-6. The cost is $40 and the camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. There will be a cash-only registration available on the first day of the camp from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. SOCCER MANNING HIGH CAMPS

The Manning High School athletic department will hold two soccer camps over the summer at Manning Junior High School. A camp for children entering K4 through third grade will be held June 16-18, while a camp for children in grades 4-6 will be held June 23-25. The cost is $40. There will be a cash-only registration available on the first day of the camps from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

ond and there was plenty of headscratching about his decision. The second-guessing from fans and commentators is ludicrous. In a winning-is-everything environment, Keselowski is being criticized for trying to win. Even Earnhardt conceded Keselowski did what he had to do. “I don’t know what his temperatures were, but they must have been very, very hot for Brad to do that,” Earnhardt said. “That had to have been the toughest choice for him. I felt really bad for Brad to be honest in that particular instance to see him in such a situation that he had to be that desperate. “He’s the kind of guy that would have just put his foot in it and tried to make the motor last. But apparently it was just more than he could ask for the engine to do.” Keselowski saw he had no other option than to try to force the issue.

BASEBALL

CHEERLEADING

DIAMOND PRO CAMP The Diamond Pro Instructional Baseball Camp will be held June 16-19 at Patriot Park SportsPlex. The camp will be under the direction of Frankie Ward, Joe Norris, Barry Hatfield and Robbie Mooneyham. The cost is $60. The camp is open to boys ages 7-14 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. For more information, contact Ward at (803) 720-4081, Norris at (803) 934-6670 or Hatfield at (803) 236-4768.

POP WARNER REGISTRATION Youth Athletics of Sumter, a division of Pop Warner Little Scholars, is registering children ages 5-16 for cheerleading for the 2014 season. The last day to register is July 31 and the registration fee is $80. Payment plans are available. The fee includes security, ID badge, use of uniform, use of pom-poms, socks, undergarment and insurance. Parents will be responsible for buying shoes. The practice season will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 29. Games will begin on Aug. 30 and run through Oct. 25. Registration is being held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Golden Corral on Broad Street. Volunteers are also needed. All volunteer applications must be turned in by July 5. To request registration and volunteer forms or for more information, email youthathleticsofsumteryas@yahoo.com.

MANNING HIGH CAMP

The Manning High School athletic department will have a baseball camp June 16-18 at the Manning High baseball field. The camp is open to children who will be entering grades 2-6. The cost is $40 and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. There will be a cash-only registration available on the first day of the camp from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. ETC. YAS FUNDRAISER

Youth Athletics of Sumter, a division of Pop Warner Little Scholars, will hold YAS Sumter Spartans GALA on Friday, June 27, at Carolina Skies on Shaw Air Force Base. The Cost is $30 and includes food, a live band and door prizes. All proceeds benefits YAS’ 2014 football and cheerleading seasons. For more information, call (803) 464-8453, (803) 201-4531, (803) 720-6242, (813) 786-9265 or (954) 258-6817. SKILLS, DRILLS & LIFE

The LAY UP Skills, Drills & Life Sports/Mentoring Camp For At-Risk Youth will be held June 12-14 at the Lincoln High School gymnasium located at 26 Council Street. The program will be held each day from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. It is open to boys and girls ages 9-17 and is free. Those who are scheduled to participate in the event are former Clemson All-American and College Football Hall of Famer Terry Kinard, former Wake Forest quarterback Keith West and former Wake Forest basketball standout Wilbert Singleton. Each was a standout performer at Sumter High School. For more information, contact Leading America’s Youth Upward Program program coordinator Mark Shaw at (803) 236-2313 or at layup2011andup@yahoo.com.

GOLF HOLE-IN-ONE

Rick Yomtob of Sumter had a hole-in-one at Bishopville Country Club on Sunday. Yomtob used a 7 iron to ace the 152-yard No. 3 hole. Witnesses were Jay Yomtob and Scott Burkin. 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE

The Links at Lakewood Golf Course will host a 4-person scramble every Thursday. The cost is $25 per person and includes golf, prizes and food following the scramble. Call the pro shop at (803) 481-5700 before 4 p.m. on Thursday to sign up. GOLFERS BIBLE STUDY

The Sumter chapter of the Christian Golfer’s Association holds a golfers Bible study each Tuesday at its offices at Crystal Lakes Golf Course. The study begins at 8 a.m. and is followed by a round of golf. AUTO RACING SPEEDWAY CHAMPS SEARCH

Sumter Speedway is trying to gather information on all of its champions from 1957 to the present. The name of the driver, the year and the division in which the title was won and the track promoter is the information hoping to be gathered. To provide information, call James Skinner at (803) 775-5973 or e-mail Virginia Ayers at vayers@ftc-i.net.


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Found: Male dog in 441 area. Under to2 years ole. Owner call to identify 803-972-4131

CKC Reg Black & White Papillon Puppies. $400. Ready to go. Call Louise 803-553-4868 Cash Only Weimaraner pups, AKC, dewclaws & tail docked. Ready for homes. $500 ea. 803-960-7506.

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Carousel Horses full size. Not Old but Beautiful. Custom made & hand-painted $1,000 each. (2) smaller Carousel horses (1) with music box, $350 each. Call 803-494-4220

Salesman for busy car lot. Sales experience required. Salary negotiable. Apply in person at 1282 N Lafayette Dr Sumter. No phone calls.

Part Time Nail Technician needed in a skilled nursing facility. Must possess current licenses and certificates as required by the state and one year experience as a nail technician preferred but not required. Provides manicures, pedicures and all hand and foot treatments, along with maintaining the products, supplies and stations in that area. Apply in person to: Covenant Place 2825 Carter Road Sumter, SC 29150 EOE

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Crystal D. Smalls 6/11/82 - 4/12/04 Happy 32nd Birthday in Heaven. Still missing you! Love always, Mom & Jerry

BUSINESS SERVICES Crystal D. Smalls Happy 32nd Birthday . Still missing your beautiful smile at the family gatherings. Love always, Grandma & Debbie

Business Services Land clearing on site mulching, tree and brush grinding, Free estimates. David 803-972-1090

Home Improvements H.L. Boone, Contractor additions, painting, roofing, gutters, sheetrock, blown ceilings, decks. 773-9904

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Want to Buy Looking for 5-10 acres of land in country. Email katsspecialkneads@yahoo.com

Furniture / Furnishings Two Black Mirrored Door Armoires. $500 for both. Call 803-494-4220

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales 1106 Krissy St (Summerton) For The Cancer Foundation Fri 13th & Sat 14th 8am-2pm Large Yard Sale! Huge Yard Sale: Thurs/Fri. 9-5:30 & Sat. 8AM. Sofa & Love Seat, tables, office equip., computer, laser printers, pictures, swimming pool vacuum, small clothes. Too much to list. No Early Sales. 2330 Clematis Trl.

Hudson's Lawn Care, Mowing, Pine Straw, Installation. Licensed and Insured. 803-968-1313

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Cooper's Lawn Care General lawn maintenance! Lic. & ins. Price starts at $30. 803-565-1894

Martin's Used Appliance Washers, Dryers, Refrig., Stoves.

JT's Lawn Care Lawns, Tree Removal, Pressure Washing, Free Gutters Senior Disc. Call 840-0322 Rev. Henry K. Presley IN MEMORY MISSING YOU You never said you're leaving, You never said goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why. A million times I needed you, A million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you,You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place,That nobody could ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God took you home. 6-12-11 LOVE ALWAYS Your wife Theresa

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NEEDED Electricians & Helpers Residential - Production Great Company Benefits Call 877-797-7603 Warehouse Position Must be reliable, some knowledge of hardware. Wally's Hardware 1291 Broad St. Ext. Experienced HVAC service technician needed. Valid drivers license required and drug test required. Benefits available. Please send resumes to: sheastone80@gmail.com Springhill Suites Marriott will be taking applications in person for Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance & Bartending Positions at Candlewood Suites 2541 Broad Street. Looking to fill full /part time positions. Must have good credit & computer skills. 803-316-7193. Experienced HVAC service technician needed. Valid drivers license required and drug test required. Benefits available. Please send resumes to: sheastone80@gmail.com

Backyard Storage is the largest seller of used backyard storage sheds in SC. For over 10 years BackYard Storage has been providing affordable storage shed options in South Carolina. We are looking for our newest team member to run our Sumter, SC location. A lot sales representative is responsible for selling! All lot sales representatives assist customers in viewing stock buildings, providing the pricing, leasing terms and delivery options, including completing the required paperwork accurately. This is a sales job and to be successful you must be able to sell. Compensation is $9 an hour plus commission. Previous lot sales representatives in this market have made an average annual income of $40,000 (based on hourly and commission) and high performers can make over $50,000. Benefits include paid time off and medical insurance. Submit resume to jobs@rtonational.com Full time director with bookkeeping, scheduling, and leadership skills needed for local Christian daycare. Send resume to P-Box 359 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

Help Wanted Part-Time $$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555

Four Seasons Lawn Care Serving Sumter for almost 20 yrs! Free est. 494-9169/468-4008

Roofing All Types of Roofing & Repairs All work guaranteed. 30 yrs exp. SC lic. Virgil Bickley 803-316-4734. C&B Roofing Superior work afford. prices. Free est., Sr. disc. Comm/Res 30 yr warr 290-6152 Robert's Metal Roofing 35 Years Experience. 18 colors & 45 year warranty. Financing available. Long list of satisfied customers. Call 803-837-1549.

Tree Service STATE TREE SERVICE Worker's Comp & General liability insurance. Top quality service, lowest prices. 803-494-5175 or 803-491-5154 www.statetree.net For Sale: Beautiful Japanese Maple Trees. $200 for 10-12ft, $500 for bigger one. Call 803-494-4220 Ricky's Tree Service Tree removal, stump grinding, Lic & ins, free quote, 803-435-2223 or cell 803-460-8747.

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Shamrock Bingo: Hiring security guards, runners, & callers. 803-905-5545

Experienced Receptionist needed for busy doctors office in Sumter. Call 803-566-0179 CAREGIVER NEEDED Thurs 9am to Sun 9am. Private quarters. Must be able to do stand & pivot transfers & be a non-smoker 478-7434

RENTALS Rooms for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT, $100- $125 /wkly. All utilities & cable included. 803-938-2709

Unfurnished Apartments SOUTH FORGE APTS. 1 & 2 BR, Water, stove & fridge furnished. Linda at 803-494-8443

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Store Hours 0RQ6DW‡9:30 - 5:00 Closed Sunday Unfurnished Apartments Senior Living Apartments for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 Bedroom apartments available EHO

Unfurnished Homes 3 BR house (on 301 N of Manning). $600/mo + $600/dep. 473-3301 3Br home Burgess Ct. $495/mo & 2Br Apt Miller Rd. $395/mo. 774-8512 / 983-5691 3 or 4BR house (N of Manning on 301). $700/mo + $700/dep. 473-3301

Mobile Home Rentals (Scenic Lake) 3BR 2BA 16x80. No pets Call 803-499-1500. From 9am- 5pm WE'VE MOVED. Vestco, Palmetto & Southland Properties & Lafayette Gold and Silver. 480 E Liberty Street (inside Coca-Cola building), 773-8022 American MHP, 2 & 3/BRs, lot rentals, water/sewer/garbage pkup inc'd. Sec. 8 ok. 803-494-4300.

Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350

WE'VE MOVED Vestco Southland, Palmetto Properties & Lafayette Gold and Silver 480 E. Liberty Street (Inside the Coca-Cola bldg). We buy Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Silver Coins/Collections, Sterling, Diamonds, Pocket & Wrist Watches. Business Hours Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:30PM, Sat 8AM-2PM. 803-773-8022

GOING FAST 2 & 3BR 2BA Homes available immediately! Site rent as low as $180. Refer a friend & get $100. For more info please call 803-469-8515 or visit us at www.mhcomm.com. 14x70 2BR 1.5 BA Fncd Lot, clean, Part. furn. Shaw Area . $450 Mo + Dep Call 840-3371 or 494-3573 Past Ref Req.

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

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

Professional Office Space 1500 Sq ft, 6 Offices 2 Baths, Reception area, Kitchen $650 Mo + Sec dep. Call 803-968-0689 or 803-972-1090

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Building for rent could use for Church or Other. Near Manning on Silver Rd. 803-473-3301

REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale FSBO: 227 N. Purdy St., located in the historic district. 2 br, 1.5 ba, 1350 sq ft. Sold As Is. $69,900. Will consider owner financing with $10,000 down. Call 803-614-1165.

Manufactured Housing (2) 3 & 4BR/2BA (Dalzell). Easy Financing. 803-983-8084 4BR 32x80 DW w//land for sale. Payments approx. $600/mo. Call 803-236-5953 Looking for your DREAM HOME? LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 3-4-5 bedroom homes. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215. (4) Mobile home in Windsor City. All occupied. $1,780 per month income. $25,000 CASH or Buy any number. Call for info. 469-6978

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Reconditioned batteries $35. Also have lawn mower, truck, 4 wheeler, golf cart & marine batteries, starters & alternators. Car dealers/garages ask about special prices. Auto Electric Co. 803-773-4381

LEGAL NOTICES Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Dolgencorp, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer & Wine at Store 13025, 1030 Pocalla Road, Sumter, SC 29150. To object to the issuance of this permit / license, written protest must be postmarked no later than June 20, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person

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filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110.

DEBBIE LYNN DALEY, DEFENDANT

Bid Notices INVITATION TO BID Sumter County is soliciting separate sealed bids from qualified builders/contractors for the following project: Shiloh Walking Track Bids will be received until: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 26th, 2014 in the Sumter County Purchasing Department on the 2nd floor of the Sumter County Administration Building, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150. Plans and bid documents may be obtained from: Sumter County Purchasing Department 2nd Floor 13 East Canal Street Sumter, South Carolina 29150 Telephone inquiries should be made to (803) 436-2329. The County of Sumter reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The County of Sumter reserves the right to waive any or all technicalities. NOTICE: Return BID envelopes must be clearly marked: Shiloh Walking Track.

Summons & Notice SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER IN THE FAMILY COURT TIDRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO. 05-DR-43CURTIS DALEY, JR. PLAINTIFF -vs-

TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: DEBBIE LYNN DALEY: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at Post Office Box 2020, Ridgeland, South Carolina, within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgement by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. CATHERINE D. BADGETT Attorney for the Plaintiffs Post Office Box 2020 Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936

Public Hearing PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION DESIGN REVIEW The Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the Planning Department conference room located in the Liberty Center (12 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, South Carolina). The following requests are scheduled for public hearing:

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and raised maintenance area as part of the road improvement project between Main and Harvin St. The property is located at 11 E. Liberty St. and represented by Tax Map #228-12-05-019. HP-14-08, 511 W. Hampton Ave. (City) The applicant is requesting Historic Preservation Design Review approval to construct an 1104 sq. ft. carport with enclosed storage behind the house on property located at 511 W. Hampton Ave. and represented by Tax Map # 228-11-01-018. Building materials and colors will match the house. HP-14-10, 9 E. Liberty St. (City) The applicant is requesting Historic Preservation Design Review approval for façade renovations to the structure for a new Subway Restaurant on property located at 9 E. Liberty St. and represented by Tax Map # 228-12-05-018. HP-14-11, 38 N. Main St. (City) The applicant is requesting Historic Preservation Design Review approval for signage on property located at 38 N. Main St. and represented by Tax Map # 228-12-04-036. Documents pertaining to the proposed request(s) are on file in the Office of the Sumter City-County Planning Department and are available to be inspected and studied by interested citizens Joseph T. McElveen, Jr Mayor

HP-14-06, 414 W. Hampton Ave. (City) The applicant is requesting Historic Preservation Design Review approval to construct a 150 sq. ft. utility shed with small porch at rear of property located at 414 W. Hampton Ave. and represented by Tax Map #228-11-04-001. Building materials include horizontal wood panels painted to match the house and roof with asphalt shingles or tin material. HP-14-07, 11 E. Liberty St. (City) The applicant is requesting Historic Preservation Design Review approval to convert current open space to a walkway consisting of seared concrete with a brick border

2540 Burt Gin Rd, .9 acres in Manchester with horse barn.. $150 mo. Agent Owned. Call 236-2425 For Sale By Owner, 10 Acres, 8 miles to Sumter. $55,000. Owner Financing 803-427-3888.

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Flag Day celebrates U.S. emblem

‘Star-Spangled Banner’ is 200 BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com (803) 774-1221

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Broadway composer George M. Cohan’s song is often a part of patriotic observances: You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave. Few people can sing the lyrics to John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” but just hearing the music can stir extreme pride and patriotism. Its final verse is: Hurrah for the flag of the free. May it wave as our standard forever The gem of the land and the sea, The banner of the right. Let despots remember the day When our fathers with might endeavor Proclaimed as they marched to the fray, That by their might and by their right It waves forever.

What does the flag mean to us? Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation. ... JOE BARTON

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.

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Francis Scott Key is shown seeing that the U.S. Flag has survived the “bombs bursting in air” during the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The experience inspired him to write the words to our national anthem. It was later set to the music of an old English drinking song.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE U.S. FLAG? 1. What do the colors on the flag represent? a. Red – hardiness and valor; white – purity and innocence; blue – vigilance, perseverance and justice b. Red – sacrificial blood of American heroes; white – honor; blue – loyalty to country c. Red – blood shed for liberty; white – clarity of vision; blue – patriotism 2. Who wrote the words to “The StarSpangled Banner”? a. Irving Berlin b. Francis Scott Key c. George M. Cohan 3. Who most likely made the first U.S. flag?

a. Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross b. New Jersey congressman Francis Hopkinson c. Gen. George Washington 4. Who designed the current U.S. flag, and when? a. Jasper Johns, 1961 b. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1959 c. Ohio high school student Robert G. Heft, 1958 5. What materials did Baltimore’s Mary Pickersgill use in making the flag that flew over Fort McHenry? a. polyester for the stripes, silk for the stars b. cotton stripes, wool stars

And the most famous song about the flag is, of course, the eponymous “Star-Spangled Banner,” which ends: Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war’s desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.” And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! It’s also National Flag Week, and Saturday, June 14, is Flag Day. President Barack Obama has asked citizens to display their flags. But how many people know the regulations regarding flying the United States flag? There are rules for the many circumstances for which the flag should be flown, but for Flag Day we offer the minimum: • When the flag is suspended over a

c. wool stripes, cotton stars 6. How many stars were on the flag hailed as “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814? a. 13 b. 14 c. 15 7. How big was Pickersgill’s flag? a. 3-by-4 feet b. 30-by-42 feet c. 6-by-8 feet 8. Damaged during the battle, the flag is now: a. 30-by-34 feet b. 4-by-6 feet c. 3-by-4 feet 9. Which U.S. President made Flag Day an official observance? a. Dwight David Eisenhower b. Benjamin Franklin

... WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

c. Harry S Truman 10. Who won the Battle of Baltimore? a. England b. The United States c. Neither. A truce was declared.

Especially today as we fight the war on terror - against an enemy that represents hatred, extremism and stands behind no flag - we need to remember the sacrifices that have gone into protecting our flag.

Please invert ANSWERS: 1. a 2. b 3. b 4. c 5. c 6. c 7. b 8. a 9. c 10. b. The Americans drove back the British, successfully delaying the advance of the British forces, giving Baltimore defenders

ANSWERS: 1. a 2. b 3. b 4. c 5. c 6. c 7. b 8. a 9. c 10. b. The Americans drove back the British, successfully delaying the advance of the British forces, giving Baltimore defenders time to prepare.

n Flag Day this Saturday, Americans will celebrate almost 200 years since the original flag that is the subject of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was made. It was in August of 1814 during the War of 1812, fought on land and sea against the British, that the then-new flag was flown at Fort McHenry, Maryland. British forces had burned Washington’s government buildings and moved on toward Baltimore, then larger than the capital. A lawyer named Francis Scott Key was sent by President James Madison to negotiate the release of a Baltimore leader whom the British were holding captive. Key was on a British ship during the night of Sept. 13-14, watching the British bombard Fort McHenry, but failing to capture the city. As he wrote the next morning, Key, an amateur poet, was relieved to see “by the dawn’s early light ... that our flag was still there.” He was inspired to write the poem he titled “Defence of Fort M’Henry” that was later to become our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was not the last time the U.S. flag was to be celebrated in poetry. It has long been celebrated in words, art and music. Renowned artist and Sumter High School graduate Jasper Johns’ depiction of the U.S. flag, one of the most famous, sold for around $29 million in 2010. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the June 2014 issue of Smithsonian magazine asked several artists to create new works inspired by the flag. You can see some of them at Smithsonian.com and hear pianist Rachel Grimes’ interpretation of the national anthem at Smithsonian.com/ flag200. Before this project, there were many other artistic celebrations of the flag. One of them involves Key’s friend, Barbara Fritchie. Although the exact details are not known, at age 95, Fritchie, during the Civil War, waved the Union flag in the middle of the street to harass Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s troops as they were passing through her hometown of Frederick, Maryland. In 1864 beloved American writer John Greenleaf Whitter wrote a poem titled “The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie” about the incident. It is said that Winston Churchill had committed the poem to memory. The best known verse reads: “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country’s flag,” she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face of the leader came; The nobler nature within him stirred To life at that woman’s deed and word; “Who touches a hair of yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!” he said. ...

... BILL SHUSTER

Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War. It means all that the Declaration of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness. ... Every color means liberty. Every thread means liberty. Every star and stripe means liberty. ... HENRY WARD BEECHER

sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted out, union first, from the building. • The flag should never touch anything underneath it. • The flag should always fall free and never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. • No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything. • The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. • The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat. • If the flag is not flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat. The union (star field) should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. • For more, visit http://www.vfw.org/ Community/Flag-Education/ For more on Flag Day, visit these websites: www.nationalflagday.com http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/ celebrate/flagday.pdf

The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history. ... WOODROW WILSON

The red and white and starry blue is freedom’s shield and hope. ... JOHN PHILIP SOUSA

The (flag is the) emblem of equal rights. It means free hands, free lips, self-government, and the sovereignty of the individual. ... ROBERT INGERSOLL

CONDENSED FLAG DAY TIMELINE • May 1776, Betsy Ross reportedly sewed U.S. flag • June 14, 1777, Continental Congress adopts resolution – Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS representing a new constellation. This 1920 painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris depicts • Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key Betsy Ross in 1777 showing George Washington, Rob- writes “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” ert Morris and George Ross how she made her flag. It is later titled “Star-Spangled Banner.” unlikely that she actually made the first U.S. flag. • Francis Bellamy publishes the

“Pledge of Allegiance” in the magazine, “The Youth’s Companion.” It read: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” • 1909, Robert Peary plants U.S. flag at North Pole • June 24, 1912, President William H. Taft designates the placement and proportions of the elements of the flag. • May 30, 1916, Flag Day, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was officially proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson. • Aug. 3, 1949, President Harry S Truman signs document requesting that succeeding

presidents call for Flag Day on June 14 each year, an observance that has endured. • 1954, the words “under God” are added to the Pledge of Allegiance in response to the Communist scare. • July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong plants flag on the moon • 2010, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California declares the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance to be constitutional. For more important dates in the history of the U.S. Flag, visit the website http://www.usflag.org/ history/flagday.html


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Put on the heat with mango salsa BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press Writer

salsa built around tomatillos, mangos, red onion and Peppadew peppers. Then we creWe all know fire works won- ated a blue cheese-blended patty that is equal parts burgders on meat and vegetables. But we often forget that it also er and meatloaf, the perfect can do amazing things for base to spoon the salsa onto. fruit. The result is a moist, tender To prove the point, we deburger with tons of flavor in cided to come up with a sumand on it. mer grilling recipe that puts If you can’t find Peppadews, the heat to all of the above — substitute jarred banana pepmeat, vegetables and fruit. pers for a similar tang withWe start by making a grilled out a lot of heat.

GRILLED TOMATILLO AND MANGO SALSA OVER BLUE CHEESE MEATLOAF BURGERS Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 6 12 ounces ground pork 12 ounces ground chuck 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme Kosher salt and ground black pepper 4 large tomatillos, halved Olive oil 2 mangos, peeled, pitted and cut into spears 1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1/4 cup chopped Peppadew peppers Hot sauce, to taste 6 large burger buns In a medium bowl, mix together the pork, chuck,

egg, breadcrumbs, blue cheese, mustard, scallions, thyme, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Divide into 6 portions, shape into patties and press an indent into the center with your thumb. Set aside. Heat the grill to high. Arrange the tomatillos, mangos and red onion on a rimmed baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the tomatillos, mangos and red onion until lightly charred and tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then dice. Mix together in a bowl along with the chopped peppers. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Set aside. Grill the burgers for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Serve on buns topped with the salsa. Nutrition information per serving: 390 calories; 190 calories from fat (49 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (8 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 110 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 26 g protein; 680 mg sodium.

Cheesesteak that’s delicious even minus the steak Portobello mushrooms make a healthier alternative BY SARA MOULTON Associated Press Writer

you plunk them into a flavorful marinade, they still absorb it Like Philadelphia itself, there quickly. Topping-wise, I’ve gone the is a lot to love about the city’s Mediterranean route, but signature sandwich — the you’re welcome to substitute cheesesteak. the toppings of your choice. But that delicious combinaMaybe you’ll want to grill and tion of beef, onions and cheese chop up some complementary isn’t the sort of thing you want mushrooms — like shiitake or to pack away every day, unless oyster — and put them on top you’re looking to pack on of the portobello. Maybe you’ll pounds. So I decided to see if I opt to top it off with grilled could make a healthier sandbroccoli, asparagus or onions. wich that is inspired by the Likewise, if you’re not crazy cheesesteak, but is a bit more about provolone, you can swap suited to the everyday. I started by swapping out the in thin slices of mozzarella, beef in favor of that most steak- cheddar or Italian fontina. Finally, if don’t like mayo on your like of mushrooms, the portosandwiches, don’t use it. Dijon bello. Actually, it’s just the mustard works very nicely in roomy cap of the portobello, its place. filled to the brim with roasted But however you customize red peppers, grilled scallions, it, I urge you to try adding this olives and mushroom trimmings, then topped with melted super-satisfying vegetarian provolone cheese, and lubricat- ringer to the menu the next time you’re grilling up hot dogs ed with a little bit of rosemary and burgers in the backyard, mayonnaise. Finally, the whole thing is set and see if you don’t win some THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on a slice of grilled rustic bread. converts. It may be meatless, but it is not a punk. And heartiness aside, OPEN-FACED STUFFED PORTOBELLO SANDWICHES portobellos — like all of their mushroom brethren — are To remove the gills from the underside of the portobello mushrooms, use a spoon to gently scrape them out. chock-full of nutrients. Start to finish: 40 minutes (25 active) But these big mushrooms Servings: 4 have to be cleaned before they 1 garlic clove, minced Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise and rosemary, can be savored. Start by remov1 tablespoon Dijon mustard then season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl combine the peping the dark gills on the under2 tablespoons sherry vinegar pers and olives, then season with pepper. Set aside. side, lightly scraping them out 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Spray the scallions with the cooking spray and grill them, turning with a teaspoon. Then simply Salt and ground black pepper often, until they are charred on the edges and crisp tender, 3 to 4 minrinse the cap on both sides 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems and gills discarded utes. Transfer them to a cutting board and let them cool slightly. Mediunder cold running water to re1/2 cup light mayonnaise um chop the scallions and add them to the bowl with the peppers and move any dirt. I know that 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary olives. some folks advise against rinsOlive oil cooking spray Mist the bread with cooking spray, then grill it until it is lightly toasting, preferring instead to wipe 1/2 cup medium chopped jarred roasted red peppers ed on both sides. Set aside. away the dirt with a damp cloth 1/2 cup pitted black olives, medium chopped Grill the mushrooms, gill sides down, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn them over to prevent the mushrooms from 6 large scallions, bottoms trimmed and grill on the on the second side until tender when pierced with a getting waterlogged. In fact, a 4 slices rustic whole-grain bread knife, another 3 to 4 minutes. Spoon a quarter of the olive-pepper mixquick rinse doesn’t harm them 4 thin slices provolone cheese (about 3 ounces total) ture evenly on top of each mushroom. Top with a slice of cheese, cover and it’s infinitely quicker and Heat the grill to medium. the grill and cook until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. more thorough than wiping In a small bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, vinegar, olive oil, and a Spread the mayonnaise mixture on each piece of bread. Transfer each them clean. Just pat the caps hefty pinch each of salt and pepper. Brush the marinade on both sides mushroom to one slice of bread. Cut in half and serve right away. dry afterward so they’ll be able of the mushrooms, then transfer them to a zip-close plastic bag, along Nutrition information per serving: 380 calories; 230 calories from fat (61 percent of to absorb the marinade. with any remaining marinade. Let them marinate at room temperature total calories); 26 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 35 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohyAnd that’s the amazing thing drate; 5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 12 g protein; 1,060 mg sodium. for 20 minutes. about portobellos. Though they have a high water content, if


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Use sorghum mop to add layers of flavor to pork BY ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press Writer Pork with mustard and molasses reminds me of my grandmother. Every summer, she would roast a fresh ham slathered with mustard and molasses. It was an all-day affair and the house would smell heavenly. In my house, where time is a bit tighter, I have adopted her flavors and created a quick cooking pork dish that is reminiscent of her recipe, but meets my modern day schedule. The mustardsorghum mop takes this easy grilled weeknight pork tenderloin from ordinary to extraordinary! A mop is a thin basting sauce that is “mopped” or dabbed on the food as it cooks. Mops are mostly used when smoking authentic barbecue because they keep the food basted and add moisture during the long slow cooking time. Every time you “mop,” you add a layer of flavor to the “crust” of the meat. But I also like to use a mop to add easy flavor to quick-cooking foods, like the pork tenderloin in this recipe, as well as chicken pieces. In this recipe, I call for sorghum syrup, but feel free to substitute molasses if you can’t find it. Both are dark, thick syrups with intensely sweet, slightly bitter flavor. Sorghum syrup sometimes is even called sorghum molasses. But there is a difference. Sorghum is made from boiling and evaporating the sugars that are pressed out of the sorghum grain. The plant looks a lot like corn stalks, minus the ears of corn. Molasses is made from the boiling and evaporation of the sugars pressed out of sugar cane. Unsulfured molasses is made from sun-ripened cane, and really is the best quality. Blackstrap molasses is the most concentrated and has the strongest flavor, as it is made from the third boiling of the cane sugar. Besides being a great flavor enhancer for meat, vegetables and baked goods, both sorghum and molasses are delicious poured over buttered biscuits, pancakes and waffles, so both are good to keep on hand.

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH MUSTARD-SORGHUM MOP This pork loin was inspired by my grandmother’s mustard-slathered fresh ham. When time is too short to barbecue a ham or pork shoulder, I grill-roast a pork tenderloin with this sweet and tangy yellow mustard mop. If you want a thicker, saucier mop with a more pronounced mustard flavor, double the quantity of the mustard. Start to finish: 35 minutes (10 minutes active) Servings: 4 For the mustard-sorghum mop: 1/4 cup apple cider or juice 3 tablespoons yellow mustard 2 tablespoons sorghum syrup 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 large pinch salt 2 shakes hot sauce For the pork: 2 pounds of small pork tenderloins Olive oil Kosher salt Heat the grill to medium-high. Prepare the grill for both direct and indirect cooking. On a charcoal grill, bank the lit coals to one half of the grill. On a gas grill, turn off the burners on one half of the grill. To prepare the mop, in a small bowl whisk together all ingredients. Set aside. Use paper towels to pat dry the pork tenderloins. Lightly coat them with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Place the tenderloins on the cooking grate over the grill’s hotter side. Sear on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slide the tenderloins over to the grill’s cooler side, arranging them in the center of the grate. Grill for 10 minutes. Brush the tenderloins generously with the mustardsorghum mop. Let the pork cook for 5 minutes, then mop again,

brushing all over the pork tenderloin. Continue cooking and mopping in 5-minute increments until the tenderloins reach an internal temperature of 145 F. Total cooking time should be about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the tenderloins to a platter, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Nutrition information per serving: 390 calories; 140 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 16 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 145 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 48 g protein; 630 mg sodium. EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including “Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned.”

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Dateline NBC recalls 20-year-old O.J. Simpson case BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Has the Guys Choice Awards (9 p.m., Spike) matured? This year’s female honorees seem less obvious than past choices. Time was — OK, just last year — they honored Emilia Clarke. She is best known — OK, only known — as Daenerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones,” a character most memorable for scenes where she hangs out with dragons while wearing a blond wig. Or when she’s wearing only a blond wig. This year, the Guys Choice honors Sandra Bullock for a “Decade of Hotness.” OK, what decade? And define “hotness.” In my humble opinion, she’s always been more the girl-next-door type than “hot.” And I mean that as a compliment. Other notable celebrities to attend the awards are Matthew McConaughey, Mark Wahlberg, Julia LouisDreyfus and Kevin Hart. • When Sandra Bullock’s breakout movie “Speed” hit movie theaters on June 10, 1994, American media was just about to become besotted, distracted and irrationally obsessed with the O.J. Simpson case. NBC recalls the murder (June 12, 1994), the white Bronco chase (June 17), the media frenzy (1994-97), the trial (Nov. 2, 1994), the verdict (Oct. 3, 1995) and the aftermath on “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: What the Jury Never Heard” (9 p.m.). I’m no expert (all right, maybe I am!), but I’m not certain there’s much appetite for O.J. nostalgia. Much like the Tonya Harding story of 1994-95, or the Joey Buttafuoco saga of 1992-94, few people came out of Simpson’s belabored tale looking good. Least of all, the media that wouldn’t let it go. • “Graceland” (10 p.m., USA, TV-14) enters a second season of asking viewers to believe that a gaggle of goodlooking federal agents from the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs would share a posh beach house as if they were on

“Big Brother” or “The Real World.” This show has its fans. I’m just not sure why. • He’s a little bit country and a whole lotta rap. He’s “Big Smo” (10:30 p.m., A&E, TV-PG), “star” of a reality series following a very large Tennessee native who blends country music, Southern rock attitude and hip-hop swagger. Despite Smo’s in-your-face persona, the series plays it ultra-cute, introducing his manager (his nice gray-haired mother) and his “posse” (his two young daughters). “Smo” sets some kind of record for trying to play it safe on so many levels and in so many overlapping genres. Will it be a crossover hit? Or appeal to no one? I know it doesn’t appeal to me. Look for “Smo” after the sixth season premiere of “Duck Dynasty” (10 p.m., TV-PG).

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p.m., TBS) * Miranda Lambert, Julian McCullough, Liza Treyger and Jen Kirkman are booked on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!) * Rob Rhinehart is on “The Colbert Report” (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central) * Christopher Walken and Janelle Monae appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS) * John Oliver, Natasha Lyonne and Paolo Nutini visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Jay Baruchel and Regina Hall on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS).

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Jack White shows he has a country side with ‘Lazaretto’ BY SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer Jack White’s second solo album “Lazaretto” (Third Man/Columbia) is steeped in tones of his adopted hometown, Nashville. Lighthearted piano, sprightly fiddle and soulful slide guitar lend a country twang to most of the 11 tracks. White is more open musically on “Lazaretto” than any of his previous works,

whether with the White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather or solo. He shares the vocal spotlight with fiddler-singer Lillie Mae Rische and Ruby Amanfu, who belongs to the Peacocks, an allfemale band that backed White while touring for his first solo album, 2012’s “Blunderbuss.” The Dead Weather-esque title single heralds the new album perfectly: a blend of White’s signature guitar-

heavy blues rock seasoned with some folksy charm in the form of a violin solo. Where “Blunderbuss” explored love and loss, “Lazaretto” is more about love and loneliness. Parlor piano opens an ode to solitary life, “Alone in My Home.” A country fiddle cries at the beginning of “Temporary Ground,” about life’s fleeting nature. White does the crying and lets his distorted guitar do

the talking on “High Ball Stepper.” Harmonica, organ and piano join in on another rocker, the boastful romp “Three Women” — the album’s only track White didn’t write alone; he shares credit with late blues guitarist Blind Willie McTell. At 38, firmly rooted in rock’s lexicon and surrounded by Nashville’s rich musical history, White stretches out on “Lazaretto” and leaves his future wide open.

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Jack White’s second solo album “Lazaretto” was released Tuesday.


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Grilled Flatbread with Hummus & Mixed Vegetables

Hummus is ideal for

Summer Parties BY FAMILY FEATURES

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implify your summer entertaining routine with quick, easy-to-make dishes.

Summer parties call for friends, flavorful foods and refreshing beverages, but having company over doesn’t mean you have to stress over time-consuming meals that can take all day to prepare. Luckily, there are

Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced

1 sweet onion, thinly sliced pocketless pita 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup Sabra Hummus 8 large mushrooms, thinly sliced 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan 1 cup baby spinach cheese 4 Indian flatbreads (naan) or 1 cup part-skim mozzarella

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion bell pepper and mushroom. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes or until veggies are soft. Remove from heat and stir in spinach. Set aside.

Place flatbread on grill or stovetop gas flame; grill for a couple of minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Place all four flatbreads on baking sheet. To assemble flatbreads, evenly spread surface with hummus. Sprinkle parme-

cheese, shredded 2 teaspoons dried oregano Red pepper flakes, optional 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

san cheese on top of hummus. Top with veggies then mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and red pepper flakes. Place in oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

options available for every al fresco host.

LOADED CHOPPED SALAD WITH CHIPOTLE-HUMMUS DRESSING

KEEP IT SIMPLE, FRESH Make a warm weather gathering great by incorporating creative dishes that require the beloved summertime ritual of firing up the grill. Simple grilled recipes, or those that require no cooking, allow you to cut

Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Yield: 4-6 servings For salad: 2 heads romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bitesized pieces 1 red bell pepper, diced

2 celery ribs, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 10 grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 small red onion, diced 1/2 English cucumber, diced 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese For dressing:

1/2 cup Sabra Chipotle Hummus, including all of topping 1/4 cup reduced fat milk 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar Place all ingredients for the salad in large bowl and toss

gently to combine. Whisk all ingredients for dressing in small bowl. Pour half of dressing on top of salad and toss well to coat. Add more dressing as desired or serve extra on side.

down on the prep and clean up time.

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Caramelized Onion and Feta Grilled Pizza

A grilled pizza for when you have too many onions BY J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor

All of which is to say, I sometimes

CARAMELIZED ONION AND FETA GRILLED PIZZA

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lots of both. In winter, I love to thinly

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then let them slowly caramelize. Once

grocer no matter what I am shopping

they are done, they are outstanding

for I always buy a bag of onions. Sure-

tossed with fresh pasta, a bit of Par-

ly, I can’t be the only person who does

mesan and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 4 20-ounce ball purchased pizza crust 2 tablespoons butter 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup golden raisins 4 cloves garlic, minced Set the pizza crust, in the bag, on the counter to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a large, heavy pot, such as a cast-iron Dutch oven, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, for 18 to 20 minutes. Stir in the raisins, garlic and caraway seeds, then cook for another 3 minutes, or until the onions are significantly reduced and caramelized. Stir in the red peppers, then transfer the mixture to a bowl and set aside. When the onions are done, heat the grill to medium-high. On a lightly floured counter, roll the pizza dough out to a 14-inch round.

nions are a bit of a problem for me. They are one of my reflex buys.

slice numerous pounds of the onions, dump them in a large, heavy pot with some of the garlic and a little butter,

this. I also tend to do it with garlic. They’re both kitchen staples that I use

But it’s no longer winter. So I decided

all the time in so many ways. So I must

to come up with a grill-friendly way of

always be about to run out, right?

using a whole mess of caramelized onions. My solution? A grilled white pizza

It’s a good theory. But if that was the case, I wouldn’t currently have 15 pounds of onions on the counter and 20 heads of garlic in my garlic drawer. Yes, I have a special drawer set aside for it.

topped with onions and garlic spiked with caraway seeds and golden raisins. I top it with roasted red peppers, pine nuts and crumbled feta for a kind of Middle Eastern take on grilled pizza.

1 tablespoon caraway seeds 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced Olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Brush the top of the dough with oil, then transfer it to a large plate or platter for carrying it to the grill. Have your remaining ingredients prepared, then bring everything to the grill. Flip the dough onto the grill, oiled side down, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly browned and puffed. Reduce the heat to mediumlow, then brush the top of the dough with oil. Use tongs to flip the dough. Spread the onion mixture evenly over the crust, then sprinkle it with pine nuts and feta. Cover the grill and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly browned and the feta is softened. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 680 calories; 300 calories from fat (44 percent of total calories); 34 g fat (9 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 87 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 17 g protein; 1000 mg sodium.

June 11, 2014