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Victim speaks to authorities Man: Fight occurred before shooting BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 Ever since investigators learned that shooting suspect Charles Gary Singletary III, deceased victim Joshua Brown and seriously wounded Timothy Hodge were all very close friends, they have been trying to piece together what could have caused one of them to alleged-

ly turn so violently against the other two. Information that could assist the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in discovering a possible motive for the early Wednesday morning shooting on Pearson Road came slowly until Friday, when Hodge was able to recover from his bullet wound to the head enough to speak with investigators. “We’ve found out that there was an argument

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Pearson Road shooting suspect Charles Gary Singletary III holds his hands to his face in prayer as he appears before Magistrate Judge George R. Gibson for a bond hearing at Sumter-Lee Regional DetenSEE SHOOTING, PAGE A7 tion Center on Friday.

These Double Dutch jumpers have the skills that thrill Looking for something to do today? Head out to the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St., for the 41st Annual American Double Dutch League World Invitational Championship. The tournament, which began Friday with the elimination round, starts up today at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free. MATT WALSH / THE SUMTER ITEM

Ceremony marks 70 years since boy’s execution Supporters will dedicate Stinney memorial today

comes amid an ongoing legal battle about Stinney’s case and its place in the region’s troubled racial history. On March 24, 1944, two young white girls, 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and her 8-year-old friend Mary Emma Thames, were found bludgeoned to death in an Alcolu ditch, and suspicion soon fell on Stinney, a black teen thought to be the last person who saw the girls alive as they set out to pick wildflowers. He was arrested later the same day and tried for their murders a month later. At a Manning trial that lasted only

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two hours, Stinney’s white court-appointed attorney presented no defense, and an allwhite jury took 10 minutes to find him guilty. On June 16, less than three months after the murders, Stinney died in the electric chair in Columbia. Surviving family members in the Clarendon area had a headstone designed to memorialize Stinney and discussed placing it at various sites before settling on the location along U.S. 521. The site has no particular connection to the Stinney case or the family, but

To commemorate the event, family members of the boy will mark the grim anniversary today by laying a memorial to Stinney in his hometown. Stinney supporters will gather at 5 p.m. to place the memorial on a private site at 6812 Sumter Highway in Alcolu. “A beautiful philanthropist was gracious enough to allow it to be put there,” said George Frierson, a local historian and school board member who has championed Stinney’s cause. “God placed it in their heart to let us do this.” Today’s memorial ceremony

It’s been 70 years since the state of South Carolina put a 14-year-old boy to death. Monday will mark seven decades since the execution of George Stinney for the murder of two young girls in Alcolu.

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Drivers collect money for playground in girl’s memory BY JIM HILLEY (803) 774-1211 jim@theitem.com Drivers at the Sumter Speedway are collecting money for the New Covenant Presbyterian Church playground in Manning, in memory of Mettie Livingston, 7, of Manning, who died recently in an automobile wreck on Interstate 95. The girl’s fa-

during tonight’s race events but didn’t know whether it might be a part of the invocation. “We don’t want to have anything sad,” she said. “We want to do something that emphasizes the good things. The family said they feel like providing funds for the playground equipment would be appropriate.” Courtney Nicole “Nikki” Parsons, a close friend of the Livingston fam-

ther, “Bubba” Livingston, is well known at the track, and Mettie was frequently with him at the speedway. “The Livingstons have always been there for us for so many years,” Wanda Dukes said. “We just felt in our hearts that it is the right thing to do.” Dukes said the track was not planning any kind of memorial service

ily, also passed away as a result of the wreck. John Livingston, 4, was injured in the wreck and is reportedly home recovering from his injuries. The family has asked that donations be sent to: New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway, Manning, S.C. 29102. For more information, call Wanda or David Dukes at (803) 460-5701.

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Water line work will begin Monday The City of Sumter will perform maintenance to the water mains on Oswego Highway, North Main Street, Florence Highway and Brewington Road on Monday through Friday. There will be minor service interruptions to customers as well as short traffic delays during construction. Direct questions or concerns to the City of Sumter Public Services Department at (803) 436-2558.

Wildlife drive’s guest days changing in July Cuddo Wildlife Drive in Santee National Wildlife Refuge will only be open Tuesdays through Sundays and closed on Mondays beginning in July. The closure is needed for refuge staff and contractors to begin conducting maintenance, repairs and exotic species control. The wildlife drive will continue to open seasonally from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 1 to Sept. 30 and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 – Feb. 28 Tuesdays through Sundays.

Public invited to anti-violence rally A Stop the Violence Community Unity Rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Wausau Park in Summerton. Anyone interested is invited to share stories and display photos of loved ones lost to violence. Food will be provided. For more information, call (843) 505-2538 or (803) 435-2939.

Man dies in Berkeley industrial accident HUGER — Authorities are investigating an industrial accident that killed a man at a Berkeley County steel plant. Plant officials said the accident happened Thursday at the Nucor Steel plant in Huger in an equipment shop where repairs are made. The details of the accident are still under investigation. Coroner Bill Salisbury is not releasing the name of the worker until relatives are notified.

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Students participate in an obstacle course Friday at Crestwood High School as part of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Annual Boys and Girls Youth Conference. This year’s theme is “Educating Youth Through Technology.” The conference continues today, with students learning about getting an education, not participating in bullying and managing finances. This year’s event includes the eighth Boys to Men session and sixth Girls to Women program, which are being held together.

Swing a club, help Sumter’s new medical clinic BY JADE REYNOLDS jade@theitem.com (803) 774-1250 You can help make sure United Ministries of Sumter County is ready to open its free medical clinic later this summer. A golf fundraiser is being held at 1 p.m. Friday at Carolina Lakes Golf Club. While sponsorships ranging from $100 to $300 are still available, what is really needed now is golfers. “It was actually easier to get sponsorships for holes than it has been to get golfers,” said Sue Mature, the fundraiser’s coordinator. “A lot of times, people like to wait until the last minute. This is a trickier situation. Not everybody can walk onto Shaw. We need names ahead of time to clear them at the gate.” Deadline to register is Tuesday, and the cost is $40 for members or $50 for non-members. The money raised will be used to purchase two exam tables and other necessary equipment.

GOLF FUNDRAISER FOR SUMTER FREE CLINIC WHERE: Carolina Lakes Golf Club, Shaw Air Force Base; pre-registration required to get on base WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday COST: $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers FOR MORE: Contact Sue Mature at (803) 468-5576 or s.mature23@yahoo.com

“We could use eight to 10 more teams to play,” said Mariah McKellar, the clinic’s director. With her passion for everyone to get quality health care and her experiences with golf fundraisers, Mature knew this was a way she could contribute to the community. “I’ve seen other people in certain circumstances in Sumter County, and anything I can do to help, I will,” Mature said. “I love golf, (and) it’s a good way for everybody to get involved. You can donate and have

fun at the same time.” The Sumter Clarendon Builders Association held a tournament last month, and some of its proceeds will also benefit the clinic, McKellar said. “It’s exciting,” she said. “We’re not just raising money. Sue is reaching a whole other avenue of people doing this.” The clinic is scheduled to start seeing patients in late July, but prequalification interviews are being set up now. A potential patient must: • Be a Sumter County resident; • Be between the ages of 19 and 64; • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week; and • Not carry health insurance. To set up an interview, call (803) 775-0757. For more information on the golf tournament or to register, contact Sue Mature at (803) 468-5576 or s.mature23@yahoo.com. Names of all players are needed by Tuesday and should match photo ID players bring with them.

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So why haven’t I gotten a raise? You’re probably working in the wrong industry BY BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer NEW YORK — If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry. Historically, at this stage in the economy’s recovery, pay would be rising in most sectors. But five years after the Great Recession officially ended, raises remain sharply uneven across industries and, as a whole, have barely kept up with prices. Overall pay has been rising about 2 percent a year, roughly equal to inflation. The best raises have gone to workers with specialized skills in a few booming industries — energy, transportation, health care, technology. Those in retail or government have been less fortunate. “If you’re in an in-demand field, with the right skill set, the chance of getting a raise is much higher,” says Katie Bardaro, an economist at PayScale, a pay-tracking firm. Typically in a recovery, raises in a few industries lead to raises in others as workers become confident enough to quit one job for another for more pay. This time, the subpar recovery has slowed pay gains. Technology has played a role, too. It’s lifted pay for people who work, for example, with programs that sift data from your mobile devices so companies can pitch products matched to your interests. Yet workers in industries upended by the Internet, such as retailers left behind by e-commerce, have been hurt. Here are industry standouts — and laggards — on pay:

OIL AND GAS Fracking — the pumping of liquid and sand into the ground to squeeze oil from rocks — is opposed by environmentalists worried about pollution. But it’s driven a boom in jobs and wages. Oil and gas workers earned an average 11 percent more an hour in April than they did a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s

more than five times the average gain across all industries.

TEMP SURGE Though many temp workers would like full-time jobs with benefits, at least their pay is climbing. Robert Half International, a staffing firm, says higher pay for its temps forced it to raise the rates it charges employers by 2.6 percent in the first quarter, a point higher than its increase late last year.

HIGH-TECH Non-managers at computersystem design companies earned an average 4.1 percent more in April than they did a year ago, the latest in a string of increases beginning in 2012. Their pay hadn’t risen in the three previous years. Pay is strong for specialists in “Big Data” — digital information that includes data culled from mobile devices to spot trends or build digital dossiers on people. Also hot are people who use technology to help health care providers digitize medical records. Nearly three-quarters of health care providers are having trouble attracting workers with expertise in erecords, according to a survey last year by Towers Watson, a consultant.

BLUE COLLAR BOUNCE As manufacturing picks up, trucking companies are desperate for drivers. And not surprisingly, truckers are earning more. Hourly pay for transportation and warehouse workers was 4.4 percent higher than a year earlier in each of the past three months — a streak unmatched in more than three decades. Ryder Systems, which rents trucks, said in a call with financial analysts that it’s facing upward pressure on drivers’ wages. Many drivers retired or left the industry during the financial crisis when demand plunged. “I definitely am making more money,” said Darrell Beyer, 56, a driver from Kingman, Arizona. So are workers at companies

Education standards criticized NORTH CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says South Carolina is setting the bar too low for students under the state’s decision to replace Common Core education standards with a local version of them. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Duncan told a conference in North Charleston on Thursday that the decision to drop out of Common Core standards is politicizing education. “Historically, South Carolina has set a low bar. That’s not something anyone should

be proud of,” he said. Common Core standards have been criticized as an attempt to nationalize education. The standards spell out what students in all grades should be learning in reading and math. Several hundred teachers, principals and school administrators took part in a live Internet chat with Duncan. Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill last month that requires a yet-to-be-created state panel to begin reviewing Common Core standards by January. Any changes must be implemented by the 2015-2016 school year.

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A technician monitors and directs the pressure and mix of water, sand and chemicals pumped during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colorado, in March. Oil and gas workers are making more money per hour than they did a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. that make construction equipment. They earned an average 11 percent more an hour in the past year, according to the BLS.

tronics stores, pay actually fell 4 percent. Perhaps some of their money was going to workers at Internet retailers: Their pay jumped 3 percent. Fast-food workers aren’t seeing much relief, either. HOUSING “I’ve been earning $7.25 for Many of the skilled workers six or seven years now,” said who are needed to build homes Mary Coleman, a food preparer at Popeyes in Milwaukee. fled to other careers after the “It’s hard to make ends meet.” housing bust. Now, there aren’t enough of them. Home construction workers have reGOVERNMENT ceived an average 3.3 percent raise a year, according to the Government budget cuts BLS, since their wages started mean meager wage gains for rising in 2012. They’d fallen 4 local, state and federal workpercent during the previous ers. Wages rose less than 1 two years. percent in 2013, according to Buck Consultants, a pay ad- Haver Analytics, a data proviser, foresees raises for all vider. “The unions aren’t construction workers, includpushing for more,” said David ing those involved in commer- Van De Voort, a principal at cial and industrial buildings, Buck Consultants. “They’re foaveraging more than 3 percent cused on job security and refor a second straight year. taining benefits.” Among the industry laggards on pay:

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Struggling with a fall in donations, theaters, orchestras and other arts groups appear Consumers are spending to be retrenching. Workers in more, but that’s not helping the broad category of art, enworkers at some stores who earn the minimum wage or lit- tertainment and recreation, including actors, writers and tle more. Though some cities and states have enacted higher musicians, earned 1.1 percent minimums, the minimum in 28 less in the first quarter than a states is no more than the fed- year ago, according to a Payeral mandate of $7.25 an hour. Scale survey. Overall, most U.S. workers Wages for liquor-store staff have fared much better than rose less than 1 percent in that. But inflation has eroded April from a year earlier, actheir gains. From the start of cording to the BLS. At elec-

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the recovery in June 2009 through April, pay for nonmanagerial and production workers has dropped 0.2 percent after accounting for inflation. By this point in the previous three recoveries, wages had risen an average 2.3 percent after inflation. Still some economists think the outlook for broader pay gains has brightened. More people are quitting jobs than at any time in six years, a sign of confidence. A third of small businesses say they plan to raise pay within six months, double the proportion a year ago. And the unemployment rate among workers who lost jobs less than six months ago is 4.1 percent, below its three-decade average. These short-term unemployed are the ones employers tend to draw upon to fill jobs. Fewer of them suggest pressure to keep present employees content by raising pay. “There comes a point where that excess supply (of workers) gets mopped up and wages begin to climb,” says David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds. Still, many economists, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, disagree. She says the still-high 6.3 percent unemployment rate for all workers, which includes 3.4 million people out of work for more than six months, gives employers reason to restrict raises.


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Sumter School District Superintendent Frank Baker talks to a group of 82 students participating in Kidz Klub for summer break. The students and their counselors visited Baker at the school district office Thursday morning to say hello and ask him about his daily routine as the superintendent in the district.

Waits for doctors can vary widely outside VA system BY LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — Veterans aren’t the only ones who can find it tough to get a quick appointment with a new doctor. There are wide variations in wait times, depending on where you live and what kind of care you’re seeking. Need routine primary care? The average wait to see a family physician for the first time ranged from 66 days in Boston to just five days in Dallas, according to a survey in 15 large cities by health care consulting firm Merritt Hawkins. And that’s before the new federal health care law opened the way for millions of newly insured people to start looking for a doctor. “To say it’s an easy solution to the VA problem — we’ll just have them get care in the community — overestimates the capacity the community has to absorb these folks,” said Dr. Yul Ejnes of the American College of Physicians.

VETERAN WAITS MADE HEADLINES A government audit shows more than 57,000 veterans have been waiting at least three months for their first appointments at Veterans Affairs medical centers, and an additional 64,000 who enrolled for VA care during the past decade never got seen by a doctor. The longest waits for an initial primary care appointment ranged from 145 days in Honolulu to 73 days in Richmond, Virginia.

To help, Congress is moving to allow more veterans who encounter delays to seek VA-paid care, temporarily, from a non-VA doctor. (The VA already had allowed some outside care, although veterans have complained that it’s difficult to access and includes a series of bureaucratic hurdles that must be cleared.)

OUTSIDE VA, WHAT’S THE WAIT? There are no national statistics. But Merritt Hawkins’ survey, released earlier this year, illustrates there’s variation across the country when it comes to choosing a new physician. And the kind of doctor you need makes a difference. The wait for a first-time appointment with a cardiologist averaged 32 days in the nation’s capital but only 11 days in Atlanta. Got knee pain? Waits for an initial consultation with an orthopedic surgeon averaged 18 days in San Diego and five days in Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Houston. For a well-woman visit, waits for a first-time OB/ GYN appointment ranged from 46 days in Boston to 10 days in Seattle. Those are averages. The longest reported wait time was a stunning 256 days for a particular Minneapolis dermatologist. You could wait 129 days for a certain Seattle family practice and 132 days for one San Diego cardiologist, the survey found. But people frustrated by waits for one doctor often can seek another, depending on their insurance and how

POLICE BLOTTER CHARGES David J. McCoy, 28, of 807 S. Main St., was arrested at 6:10 p.m. Thursday and charged with having an open container and possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. According to reports, an officer was traveling on North Main Street when a green Saturn car stopped in the middle of the intersection of North Main Street and South Pike, failing to clear the intersection. When the officer sounded his alarm, the car backed up instead of finishing the left turn. When the light changed, the car hesitated and then completed the turn. The officer then initiated a traffic stop, and once the vehicle in question came to a stop, the passenger exited the car and fled on foot across U.S. 378. As the officer approached the car, the driver was instructed to place his hand on the steering wheel after a silver handgun was spotted near the vehicle, reportedly dropped by the passenger. As McCoy was detained, officers reportedly detected the odor of alcohol and marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search

far they’re willing to drive. Sure enough, Merritt Hawkins’ survey showed that in multiple cities, there were physicians with appointments available in just one day even for a new patient. That’s not the only way to measure. The Massachusetts Medical Society’s annual statewide survey found wait times ebb and flow. The wait for a first-time appointment with an internal medicine specialist was 50 days in 2013, up from 44 days the previous year. In contrast, the wait for a family physician dropped to 39 days, from 45 in 2012, and the wait for a gastroenterologist was 33 days, 11 days shorter than the previous year.

WHY THE WAIT? Partly, there aren’t enough doctors. A graying population that needs more medical care was straining the system even before the new health care law allowed more people to enter the system. With older physicians retiring, too, there aren’t enough new ones coming on board to meet growing demand. Primary care physicians get the most attention, and nearly 20 million people live in areas officially designated in need of more, said Dr. Atul Grover of the Association of American Medical Colleges. But specialists can be hard to find, too, especially in rural areas and in parts of the country where new doctors haven’t kept up with rapid population growth. That includes parts of the Southeast and Southwest, particularly Arizona, Nevada and Texas, he said.

of the vehicle yielded two open beer cans and a bag containing approximately 4.1 grams of crack cocaine. Officers also found four cellphones, which were submitted as evidence along with the crack cocaine, two cans of beer and the .25-caliber Bryco Arms handgun. McCoy was arrested and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. STOLEN PROPERTY A green 10-by-6-foot utility trailer with a wooden planked bed was reported stolen from a home in the 3900 block of Third Street in Mayesville at 11:26 a.m. on Thursday. The trailer is valued at $1,995. Copper from an air-conditioning unit at a home in the 300 block of West Oakland Avenue was reportedly stolen between 4 p.m. June 2 and 4:55 p.m. Wednesday. The copper is valued at $1,000. EMS CALLS Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 45 calls on Wednesday, including 39 medical calls, four motor-vehicle wrecks and two calls listed as other trauma.

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina Board of Education has approved an evaluation system that judges teachers partly by their students’ performance. The board voted 9-5 this week to begin implementing Superintendent Mick Zais’ educator evaluation system statewide next school year. Half of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on classroom observations, while 30 percent will be based on how much progress students make in their classroom. The remaining 20 percent is up to each district. As for principals, half of their evaluations will be based on their school’s growth. They’ll also be rated on nine existing professional standards, including school climate, community relations and effective management. “Our new educator evaluation system was developed to improve teaching in the classroom and to give parents confidence that student performance matters,” Zais said. “Measures of student growth objectively answer the question, ‘Compared to similar students throughout South Carolina, did the children in your classroom learn anything?’” Dozens of schools piloted the system during the past school year, but the board needed to approve the statewide model. Zais said the board’s decision ensures South Carolina maintains its waiver from the “onerous provisions” of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Evaluating educators based on performance is a required part of states’ exemption from the law’s allor-nothing provisions. Without the waiver, South Carolina would be subject to the law’s requirement that every public school student score proficient on state-standardized math and reading tests this year. Educator advocacy groups had offered their own plan.

“Measures of student growth objectively answer the question, ‘Compared to similar students throughout South Carolina, did the children in your classroom learn anything?’” MICK ZAIS South Carolina superintendent of education Kathy Maness, director of the Palmetto State Teachers Association, said Friday they realized student learning had to play a role but preferred that it make up 20 percent of evaluations rather than 30 percent. One of the most controversial aspects of Zais’ original plan was dropped when the agency decided not to give teachers an A through F letter grade on their evaluations. The state board made clear in late 2012 it would not approve letter grades, which teachers opposed as degrading. “We’re glad the state board listened to the stakeholders to get rid of that,” Maness said. Instead, evaluations will fall into five levels: exemplary, highly effective, proficient, needs improvement and ineffective. The evaluations are not linked to teachers’ salaries. According to an agency report, they’re intended to allow local officials to tailor training to educators’ specific strengths and weaknesses while providing educators more frequent feedback.


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You can meet author Monroe at book release celebration BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com (803) 774-1221 Best-selling novelist Mary Alice Monroe and local fans will celebrate the release of her latest novel, “The Summer Wind,” with a reception, reading and book signing Wednesday at the Sumter County Museum. The public is invited to attend. The second in her Lowcountry Summer Trilogy that began with last year’s “The Summer MONROE Girls,” the book continues the story of the Muir girls, three halfsisters, long estranged, who meet for a summer at Sea Breeze, their grandmother’s home on Sullivan’s Island. Mamaw, who’s 80, has ulterior motives — she wants her granddaughters, or her “summer girls,” to become close again, recover their Southern and family fortitude and overcome the problems plaguing each of them. Monroe is known for addressing en-

vironmental issues in her novels: In “The Butterfly’s Daughter,” the cause was the endangered Monarch butterflies. She’s also written about sea turtles in her children’s book, “Turtle Summer.” In the Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, it’s the threatened bottlenose dolphins often seen swimming and frolicking along the South Carolina coast. However, it is her storytelling and the relationships of the characters that drive her plots. And, most often, some of the characters are endangered as well. Monroe manages the complicated personalities and trials of “The Summer Wind” cast deftly, seamlessly weaving in the peripheral stories and the environmental issues surrounding the coast and its denizens. Despite the quiet, warm setting, there is drama at Sea Breeze: Oldest sister Dora is going through the end of a marriage that has left her without confidence, a shell of her self; middle sister Carson is filled with guilt from her part in serious injuries suffered by the dolphin Delphine; and

BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION WHAT: Mary Alice Monroe’s “The Summer Wind” WHERE: Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington St. WHEN: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. COST: Free

Harper feels aimless, her future uncertain. Each encounters new relationships and deals with past ones, watched over and guided by Mamaw and her longtime best friend Lucille. Under their influence, the girls do change throughout the book, not necessarily always for the better and not always smoothly. At the end of the book, despite a lot of healing, each sister and Mamaw have unresolved issues, which they must face in Monroe’s final book in the Lowcountry Summer Trilogy. To be published in 2015, “The Summer’s End” could just see everyone set right. But when Monroe’s readers finish this

final chapter of the trilogy, they will likely long for more time with the Muir clan and their refuge on Sullivan’s Island. It’s not necessary to read “The Summer Girls” to enjoy “The Summer Wind”; however, the first in the trilogy is not just a good set-up, but it’s an excellent read as well. To read these two books while actually at the beach could only enhance the experience and heighten anticipation for the third. The 6-to-7:30 p.m. reception at the museum will begin with a social featuring hors d’oeuvres and beverages and will be followed by a talk and reading by the Lowcountry writer and the opportunity to meet Monroe and get her books signed. Books-AMillion will have copies of several of Monroe’s books available. “The Summer Wind” sells for $16 plus tax, and her others range in price from $15 to $18. The event is co-sponsored by the museum and Senter and Associates. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Hubs for health Samsung’s new gadgets track nutrition, more if you’re trying to get fit BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Samsung’s latest gadgets try to tap into people’s passions for tracking fitness activities. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo wristwatches, Gear Fit wristband and Galaxy S5 smartphone all come with heart rate monitors and software for tracking exercise and the number of steps you walk in a given day. In April, I ran the Big Sur International Marathon in California sporting the Gear Fit, along with a Garmin GPS watch and activity trackers from Jawbone and Withings. I used the S5 and Gear 2 on other runs and as part of dayto-day living. I wanted to see how useful and accurate these devices are and how easy they are to use. The S5 phone sells in the U.S. for about $200 with a twoyear service contract, or about $650 without one. The Gear 2 costs about $300, while Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo cost about $200 each. The wrist devices must be paired with certain Samsung phones or tablets made in the past few years, though you can leave the device at home and sync the data after your workout. Samsung is trying to become the hub for all your health information, similar to what Apple is eyeing with its upcoming HealthKit tools for iPhones and iPads. The technology is rudimentary now, but apps might one day use all this data to warn you of problems before you notice symptoms.

TRACKING HEART RATE The Jawbone Up doesn’t track heart rate, while Withings’ new Pulse O2 needs to be removed from the wristband for readings — impractical during exercise. Optional heart rate monitors with GPS watches typically require wearing a separate sensor. With Samsung’s products, that’s all built in and easily accessible. But I sometimes have to try several times to get a good reading, especially with the wrist devices on my sweaty arm. Readings are usually within several beats of the pulse I measure manually — good enough to gauge your heart rate, but no replacement for medical devices such as an EKG. Now and then, I get readings that are way off. Samsung has free phone apps to log past readings. The wrist devices continually track your heart rate during exercise, but you see only the average and maximum rates on the app.

TRACKING EXERCISE Dedicated activity trackers such as Jawbone’s and Withings’ automatically detect when you’re exercising. By contrast, you must tell the

Samsung Gear 2, above, is displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in New York. One of Samsung’s latest gadgets tries to tap into people’s passions for tracking fitness activities. The new Samsung Gear Fit, left, is tested at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung device when you’re starting or finishing. The exception is with the pedometer, which counts daily steps. Some people will prefer having everything automated, but I like Samsung’s approach, as it offers more precision than guessing based on motion sensors. It’s similar to how GPS watches work. However, GPS watches also let you take splits — snapshots every mile in a race or every lap on a track. Samsung has just start and stop — not even pause. Accuracy on the phone is comparable to that of other GPS phone apps. Lacking GPS, the wrist devices calculate distance based on motion sensors and your height — a reflection of how far you travel per step. Distance tends to be off by the same amount each time. There’s no way to calibrate the devices, apart from lying about your height. I had to shave off about a foot to get it right. During the Big Sur marathon, the Gear Fit had me at

26.2 miles — finished — with some six miles still to go. How demotivating.

TRACKING SLEEP The wrist devices can offer insights into your unconscious hours and tell you in the morning how much of your sleep was motionless. I found that neat, until I saw the Jawbone and Withings apps go further. Those devices tell you how often you get up to use the bathroom, how long it takes for you to fall asleep and how long you hit the snooze button before you actually get up. They also separate light and deep sleep.

TRACKING WEIGHT AND NUTRITION The S Health app for the S5 lets you log what you eat by searching for a specific product (such as a Big Mac from McDonald’s) or entering individual ingredients. There’s a lot of guess work, though. I have no clue what I pointed to when I ordered at the lunch counter the other

day. I know rice was part of it, but what was the portion size? Another feature logs the weight you enter over time. You need your own scale.

A MIX OF THE BASICS Think of these Samsung gadgets as fitness samplers. They offer a little bit of everything, without excelling at any one thing. People who are looking for more than the basics might get frustrated. If you need to track something specific regularly — in my case, distance and pace on runs — you’re better off with a device dedicated to that.

But if you’re new to fitness tracking, these gadgets offer a good introduction. They also offer a peek into a future where your various health records are integrated and presented neatly in graphs and charts. We’re far from that day, but you see the first few steps here. Although I wouldn’t buy an S5 phone just for these fitness features, they could nudge you in that direction if you are already thinking about it. You get most of the functionality with just the phone, but the wrist devices are easier to carry and will also monitor your sleep.


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ARCENT’s public affairs chief saying goodbye to Shaw After more than 3 decades of service, colonel retiring BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 Col. Bryan Hilferty has one final message for Sumter. For the past few years, Hilferty has been chief of public affairs for U.S. Army Central, making him the public voice of Shaw’s newest tenant. This public role proved to be the last of his nearly three-and-ahalf decades of serving in the Army after Hilferty formally retired at a base ceremony on Friday. A public affairs officer is tasked with communicating the mission of the Army to the public and with advising commanders with how best to relate that mission to a wider audience. It’s a very particular and visible mission within the Army, sometimes one tasked with relaying crucial information. Hilferty learned how crucial during the early days of the war in Afghanistan, when he served as spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition’s Combined Forces Command during two separate deployments from 2002 to 2004. “You won the information war in Afghanistan,” said Brig. Gen. Elizabeth Austin, who led the retirement ceremony. A Massachusetts native, Hilferty joined the Army in 1980 as an infantryman, which included as a platoon leader in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. But he moved into public affairs a few years later with U.S. Army Alaska in Anchorage and got his first PA director’s job with a light infantry unit just before its deployment to Afghanistan. After stints at the Pentagon and West Point, he and his wife, Shawna, decided to finish his military career in Sumter, where their three children — 15-year-olds Sam and Allie and 12-year-old Olivia — all attend Wilson Hall. After 34 years, how does it feel today to be done with your Army career? BH: It’s kind of sad. This is what I’ve done most of my life, and I’m used to doing it. So, it’s not the seven stages of grief necessarily, but it’s like, “what do I do now?” When you’ve been doing something

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Col. Bryan Hilferty accepts a commendation upon his retirement from U.S. Army Central during a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base on Friday. Hilferty has spent most of his career as a public affairs chief, including a stint as spokesman for coalition forces in Afghanistan. He and wife, Shawna, right, plan to stay in Sumter after his retirement. your whole life, it’s a change. But I have a lovely wife and great kids, and we like it here in South Carolina, so I’m sure there will be good things ahead. I will say I won’t miss going back and forth to the Middle East all the time and being away from the family all the time, but I will miss the camaraderie and the sense of purpose of the Army. How did you get involved in public affairs? I was an infantry officer, then an English professor at West Point, and it seemed like a natural movement from teaching writing and composition and the meaning of words to public affairs. It seemed like something I would enjoy. Even as an infantry company commander, I worked hard to make sure my unit made it into the post paper. I’ve always been interested in journalism

and the importance of communication. So when I left West Point, I decided I wanted to be a public affairs officer. You were PA director for Combined Forces Afghanistan shortly after the U.S. entered the country. Was that difficult? It was interesting. I was in Alaska and we moved to Fort Drum, New York, with the 10th Mountain Division, and right after that, 9/11 happened. We knew when I got there I would probably deploy, and when I got there, we deployed to Afghanistan in early January 2002. You’re talking about just a few people, not a lot of staff or infrastructure or anything. But it was a good news story, with America doing the right thing for the right reasons. There was a lot of interest, but you have to keep the interest up and tell America’s story the right way.

After being deployed all over the world, was coming to Sumter a change? Yeah. We came here from Germany. From Heidelberg, Germany, to Sumter, South Carolina, is a big change. And honestly, when we came, we didn’t expect to like it as much as we do. Sumter does not look good on the Internet, from afar. Up close, it’s a great place. There’s great people, lots of things to do, great weather, low cost of living, so it’s a great place. We’re happy to be here, and we’re glad to stay here. Is that why you decided to stay here? Yeah. And because my kids like it here. Do you have any plans for what you want to do now? I’ve applied for a couple of jobs, so I’m looking for work. I

don’t have to get a job right away. But I want to keep involved. I’ll be able to get involved in the community a lot more now that I’m not in uniform and not a federal employee, so I’d like to get involved in the community and start looking for a job. Mrs. Hilferty, do you have any plans for your husband now? SH: (Laughs) Just a lot of yard work. That’s all.


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GLORIA H. THOMPSON MANNING — Gloria Jeanette “Jean” Herrin Thompson, 82, widow of Edgar “Ed” Birdell Thompson, died on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born on Feb. 5, 1932, in Blackshear, Georgia, she THOMPSON was a daughter of the late Hezzie R. and Bessie Brown Herrin. She was a retired registered nurse, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a member of Manning First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, John W. Keitt III (Lisa) of Liberty; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ed Wildes of Jacksonville, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Dr. Glen W. Herrin and John B. Herrin; and two sisters, Juanita H. Bladen and Sue H. Wildes. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Clarendon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Dale Roach officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Agapé Hospice and special caregiver, Diane York, for all of their love, care and attention. Memorials may be made to Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. Stephens Funeral Home &

Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome. org

BERTHA F. BLANDING MANNING — Bertha Franklin Blanding, 79, widow of George Blanding, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington. She was born on Sept. 9, 1935, in Alcolu, a daughter of the BLANDING late Oliver and Elouise Anderson Franklin. She was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. She was employed with the Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, Morris College, and Santee Wateree RTA. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, Alcolu, where she served as the youth choir director, a member of the trustee wives’ board, missionary society, usher board, YM&YWCA Lodge No. 15, and the sanctuary choir. Survivors are four daughters, Mary Alice (Terry) Barnhill, Patricia A. (Paul) Carter and Lillie M. (Warkeelia) Gaymon, all of Columbia, and Virginia B. Graham of Clinton, Maryland; two sons, George (Ursula) Blanding Jr. of Germany and Willie J. (Shantell) Blanding of Manning; one sister, Sarah (Joeseph) Baker of Manning; two brothers, Benjamin (Ann) Harrison and Douglas

(Shelia) Harrison, both of Durham, North Carolina; a stepmother, Gracie McFadden of Durham; a stepsister, Patricia Bell of Durham; three aunts, Carrie Franklin, Edith Billie and Victoria McCoy; two uncles, Walter (Doretha) Anderson and Willie Anderson; and 19 grandchildren. Celebratory services for Mrs. Blanding will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road, Alcolu, with the Rev. Jonathan Anderson officiating, the Rev. Hazel. L. Charles, pastor, presiding. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Blanding will lie in repose one hour before funeral time. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 523 Skyview Drive, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

TISHA MAE B. 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 brother-in-law, Pamela and Martin Dickens, 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. She attended the public schools of Clarendon County School District 1. She was employed as a factory worker and cashier in Roch-

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014 dale Village before retiring. She was a member of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, Summerton. Survivors are her husband, John Andrews Sr. of the home; her children, Eloise Conyers, Edna Cooper, Darren Andrews and Pamela Dickens; sons-in-law, Lindsay Conyers Jr., Martin Gregg Dickens and William Johnson; daughters-in-law, Anzie L. Andrews and Catherine Andrews; sisters, Vera Owens and Leemell Wilson; sister-inlaw, Beulah Robinson; 22 grandchildren; 31 greatgrandchildren; a special sister/cousin, Essie Mae Leary; and a best friend, Annie Dunn. Celebratory services for Mrs. Andrews will be held at 11 a.m. today at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane, Summerton, with the Rev. Dr. W.T. Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Andrews will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. The family is receiving friends at her residence, 1106 Locust Way, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

LEWIS MENDES Lewis Mendes, 53, husband of Mary L. Mendes, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.

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The family will receive friends at the home, 2137 Boston Wells Road, Alcolu, SC 29001.

JOSHUA W. BROWN Joshua William Brown, 18, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.brunsonfuneralhome.com. Brunson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15 E. Hospital St., Manning, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 433-2273.

WILLIE J. BURROUGHS BISHOPVILLE — Willie J. Burroughs entered eternal rest on June 12, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 188 Hopkins Road, Bishopville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Bishopville.

ANDRE D. LEWIS Andre Douglas Lewis, 21, died on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his residence in Sumter. Born in Bronx, New York, he was a son of Ruth Lewis of Sumter. The family will receive friends at the Lewis home, 550 Dingle St., Sumter, SC 29150. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter.

‘Can one of those forms bring my boy back?’ Bond for shooting suspect awaits circuit court judge BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 Friday afternoon marked the first time since Wednesday’s early morning shooting on Pearson Road that family members of the three victims were in the same room as the alleged gunman. Charles Gary Singletary III — facing murder, attempted murder and other charges — appeared before Magistrate Judge George R. Gibson at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center courtroom,

SHOOTING FROM PAGE A1 that happened earlier that day,” said Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis. According to the sheriff, Hodge said Singletary had recently been staying at the home, and when several of Hodge’s personal items had gone missing from the residence, he accused Singletary. “The victim said he confronted the suspect about the missing items, and during that argument, Singletary allegedly showed Hodge a pistol, at which point the victim backed off,” Dennis said. “Hodge thinks it was the same gun that was lo-

with the relatives of Joshua Brown and Timothy Hodge watching. This included Margaret Charles, the mother of Hodge, who was at the home at the time of the shooting and was still healing from a deep cut on her ear allegedly inflicted by Singletary. Though the courtroom remained mostly quiet throughout the hearing, the emotions felt by the victims’ family members could not ultimately be contained. “Can any of (those) forms bring my boy back?” asked the father of the deceased Brown about the paperwork assigning bond amounts for Singletary’s various charges. Gibson ultimately set bond at

cated at the scene of the crimes.” Singletary was apparently allowed back into the house later that evening, but details remained vague. Hodge said he later woke up to a loud noise, which he thinks might have been when Singletary allegedly shot Brown. At some point, Singletary, Hodge and Hodge’s mother were involved in a fight, during which investigators think Hodge was shot in the head and Hodge’s mother suffered a severe laceration on her ear when she was hit with a gun. Singletary is thought to have escaped through a window in the room. Authorities have also spoken

$75,000 for Singletary’s three lesser charges, but since murder charge bond hearings must be heard by a circuit court judge, whatever ruling Gibson had made would not have allowed the 18-year-old Wedgefield resident to leave custody. “He’s not going to go anywhere for right now, anyway,” Gibson said. Before the bond hearing, more than a dozen family members of Brown and Hodge gathered in the waiting area. Brown’s brother had come in all the way from Texas. “He was supposed to come out there with me,” he said, his eyes welling up slightly. Brown’s funeral is set for Monday, according to one of the family members.

with Singletary’s family about the recent changes in his behavior, Dennis said. “They seem to be at a loss themselves,” he said. “They said these two victims were some of Singletary’s best friends, that they don’t know why this might have happened.” The family reportedly told investigators that Singletary had recently started claiming his name was no longer Charles and began referring to himself as Salaam. The sheriff said investigators are still piecing things together, but only one person truly can truly answer the question, “Why?” “Singletary still refuses to speak with us,” Dennis said.

Hodge, who also suffered a gunshot wound to the head, was upgraded to being in stable condition Thursday. He had been transported to Palmetto Health Richland hospital in Columbia. Authorities reported to the Pearson Road residence shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday and after finding the shooting victims began a four-hour manhunt involving deputies from Sumter and Clarendon counties until the suspect’s sister reportedly called law enforcement and directed them to her residence on Blackberry Lane, where deputies arrested Singletary without incident. Singletary remained silent throughout the bond hearing.

STINNEY FROM PAGE A1 Frierson said they wanted the memorial placed in Alcolu because it was where Stinney lived and where the crime took place. After his execution, Stinney was buried in an unmarked grave in Pinewood. In January, a South Carolina court heard an appeal against Stinney’s conviction filed by his surviving brother and sisters in a courtroom at the Sumter County Judicial Center, a case that garnered national attention and the support of civil rights groups. Judge Carmen Mullen is still considering arguments about whether to set aside the boy’s conviction. It’s unclear if Stinney’s elderly siblings, who moved north after their brother’s death and now live in the New York area, will attend Saturday’s memorial. One of the brothers, Charles Stinney, testified by videotape from his home because of ill health at January’s hearing.

Clinton has reasons to run at her ready WASHINGTON (AP) — She insists she hasn’t decided on a second bid for the presidency. But Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out more reasons to run than not during her coast-tocoast book tour. The Republicans’ inquiry into the deadly raid in Benghazi emboldens her, she says. She knows how not to run a campaign after losing the 2008 Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. And she’d be doing something for the women and girls she felt she let down that year, and perhaps, she suggests, be more effective in the struggle by both parties to get gender politics right. “We live with a double

standard,” Clinton told ABC News as she kicked off a tour for “Hard Choices,” her memoir. “People ought to think about their own daughters, their own sisters, their own mothers, when they make comments about women in public life.” Her main reason to sit 2016 out? “I really like my life,” Clinton said. “I like what I’m doing. I’m thrilled about becoming a grandmother in the fall. I have lots of hopes for what that means to me and my family.” But in the next breath, she notes that having a grandchild — daughter Chelsea is expecting — does not put the White

HiIlary Rodham Clinton signs a copy of her book “Hard Choices” on Tuesday at Barnes and Noble bookstore in New York. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

House off-limits. In highly choreographed appearances and interviews, Clinton is making quite clear that she already has given serious consideration to running for president, again. She has a ready-made network of supporters and fundraisers

and, unlike in 2008, no real competition for the Democratic nomination. The temptation to run is clear. Asked by ABC News about the Republican probes into her knowledge and role in the response to the deadly raid on the U.S. compound in

Benghazi, Libya, Clinton leaned forward and said they provided an incentive. “It’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball,” she said emphatically. “We ought to be in the majors.” She says she now knows how not to run a campaign after the bitter experience of having watched Obama beat her in Iowa and arriving in New Hampshire dumbfounded. “I don’t think I ever said, yes, you may have known me for eight years, but I don’t take anything for granted,” Clinton told ABC. “I have to earn your support.”


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AROUND TOWN The Carolina Coin Club will meet

at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at 155 Haynsworth St., Parks & Recreation Department building. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month and visitors are welcome. Call (803) 7758840. The Alzheimer’s Association will offer “Conversations About Dementia: Tips for Family Conversations,” an education program,

10:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday, June 19, at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at (803) 791-3430 to preregister. The Pinedale Neighborhood Association will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at Golden Corral restaurant, 2385 Walmart Blvd. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 9684464. The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. All area veterans are invited. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will sponsor a dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at the Lincoln High School gymnasium, 26 Council St. Cost is $7 per dinner and consists of turkey wing or baked chicken, seasoned rice, butterbeans, rolls and a drink. Dine in or take out. Call James L. Green at (803) 968-4173. In observance of homeownership month, a housing fair will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Find out if you qualify for a home. There will be refreshments, door prizes and fun for children. Call (803) 436-2276. The Lincoln High School Class of 1963 will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Ameri-

can Legion Post 202, 310 Palmetto St. Plans will be made for the 2015 class reunion, which will be celebrated as the 1960s class reunion of the civil rights era. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 9684464. The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3249 U.S. 15 South. The Sumter Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Sumter School District office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, with Douglas Wilson presiding. The program “Privileged Motions” will be presented by Connie Suitt and Nancy Jordan. Call (803) 775-0830. The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Suzie Kearney, management development officer, SAFE, Identity Theft, will speak. The spotlight will shine on Leland Brooks and the honorary members are the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William S. Randolph. Transportation will be provided within the coverage area. Contact Debra Canty, chapter president, at DebraCanC2@frontier.com or at (803) 775-5792. For pertinent information regarding the upcoming gala, call the 24/7 recorded message line at (206) 376-5992. The Red Hill Lodge No. 144 Annual Lodge Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at St. Paul AME Church, Plowden Mill Road, in the multi-purpose room. Lewis H. Nelson, most worshipful grand master for the state of South Carolina, will speak. Cost is $25 per ticket. Call Lester Williams at (803) 983-3568 or Jarvais Wilson at (704) 608-3945.

PUBLIC AGENDA CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, 6 p.m., district office, 12 S. Church St., Summerton MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria, Lee Central High School, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville TAX ACCOMMODATIONS ADVISORY BOARD Tuesday, 3 p.m., Swan Lake Visitors Center

ADAPTIVE LIFESTYLES INC. MAGNOLIA MANOR INC. FIRST FLIGHT INC. Tuesday, 5 p.m., 750 Electric Drive, Call (803) 778-1669, extension 119 SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. CLARENDON COUNTY PLANNING & PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Tuesday, 6 p.m., planning commission office, 411 Sunset Drive, Manning CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., district office, 15 Major Drive, Manning CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Thursday, 7 p.m., district office, Turbeville

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highlighted and a fun-filled evening should be planned.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Connecting with old friends will bring back fond memories. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to pick up where you left off. Reunions will raise your selfesteem and make you realize how well you have done. Travel, communication and socializing are highlighted. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful whom you trust when it comes to investments and money matters. Read the fine print and don’t be too quick to sign a contract. Don’t be afraid to make a last-minute change if something doesn’t feel quite right. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Nervousness, stress and anxiety must all be kept at arm’s length. Do whatever it takes to relax. Meditation, creative endeavors or something that makes you happy should be scheduled for the day. Romance will improve your love life during the evening hours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a change. Look at positive alternatives that will get you into shape. Discuss your plans with someone you trust and you will get interesting feedback that can help you make an important decision. Invest in yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Discuss your personal plans and take time to nurture an important relationship. Fussing over your looks and making an effort to be more appealing will not go unnoticed. Love and romance are

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get involved in something that takes physical endurance, such as dancing, jogging, swimming or any activity that will keep you moving and out of trouble. Avoid emotional situations that have the potential to escalate into a family feud. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Plan your day. Organization will help you reach your goal. Focus on expanding your awareness and learning new skills. Doing something unusual with someone you love will bring you closer together. A mini-vacation will encourage romance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can make a professional move or improve your status or reputation by putting in extra time and effort to finish projects. Making changes at home that add to your entertainment must not be allowed to go over budget.

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AccuWeather® five-day forecast for Sumter TODAY

TONIGHT

SUNDAY

MONDAY

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WEDNESDAY

Couple of showers, thunderstorms

A t-storm in spots this evening

Partly sunny, a t-storm in spots

An afternoon thunderstorm

Thundershower

Some sun with t-storms possible

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92° / 71°

Chance of rain: 60%

Chance of rain: 40%

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Chance of rain: 50%

Chance of rain: 55%

Chance of rain: 35%

Winds: N 3-6 mph

Winds: VAR 2-4 mph

Winds: E 4-8 mph

Winds: ESE 4-8 mph

Winds: SSW 4-8 mph

Winds: SW 6-12 mph

TODAY’S SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER

Gaffney 87/64 Spartanburg 87/66

Greenville 85/65

Columbia 89/69

IN THE MOUNTAINS

Sumter 88/68

Aiken 88/67

ON THE COAST

Charleston 89/71

Today: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 84 to 89. Sunday: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 84 to 90.

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Lake Murray Marion Moultrie Wateree

87° 69° 88° 65° 101° in 1958 51° in 1979

Precipitation 24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Last year to date Normal year to date

SUN AND MOON 7 a.m. yest. 358.20 75.35 75.13 97.71

24-hr chg +0.11 -0.03 +0.03 -0.03

Sunrise 6:10 a.m. Moonrise 10:03 p.m.

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

0.05" 1.93" 2.24" 17.50" 22.70" 19.86"

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 88/70/pc 84/66/c 92/76/pc 80/66/s 92/75/t 75/60/pc 88/73/t 82/65/s 90/72/t 84/63/s 103/79/s 68/54/pc 85/66/s

Myrtle Beach 86/69

Manning 89/67

Today: Thunderstorms, mainly later. Winds east-northeast 4-8 mph. Sunday: A thunderstorm in spots. Winds east-southeast 4-8 mph.

Temperature High Low Normal high Normal low Record high Record low

Florence 89/67

Bishopville 89/68

Temperatures shown on map are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

NATIONAL CITIES

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll do a EUGENIA LAST better job if you are willing to accept some of the suggestions made as well as add your own personal touches to whatever you do. Don’t get angry when you should be offering patience and an energetic, gogetter attitude.

DAILY PLANNER

Sunset Moonset

8:34 p.m. 7:49 a.m.

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Flood 7 a.m. 24-hr stage yest. chg 12 5.96 -0.27 19 4.51 +1.28 14 3.89 +0.88 14 3.52 -1.76 80 76.69 +0.02 24 5.55 -0.20

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High 10:35 a.m. 11:14 p.m. 11:30 a.m. ---

Ht. 3.0 3.7 3.0 ---

Low 5:23 a.m. 5:24 p.m. 6:14 a.m. 6:17 p.m.

Ht. -0.6 -0.6 -0.6 -0.6

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

Today Hi/Lo/W 80/57/pc 88/66/t 89/66/t 89/71/t 80/69/pc 89/71/t 87/63/pc 86/67/t 89/69/t 89/67/pc 83/60/s 88/66/t 89/66/pc

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 81/61/pc 88/67/pc 90/66/t 90/71/t 81/64/pc 89/72/t 87/65/pc 88/68/pc 90/69/pc 90/67/pc 83/60/pc 88/65/pc 90/65/pc

Today City Hi/Lo/W Florence 89/67/t Gainesville 88/67/t Gastonia 87/63/pc Goldsboro 87/64/pc Goose Creek 89/69/t Greensboro 84/61/pc Greenville 85/65/t Hickory 85/61/pc Hilton Head 86/75/t Jacksonville, FL 88/68/t La Grange 87/64/t Macon 89/66/t Marietta 84/67/pc

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 88/67/pc 89/67/t 87/66/pc 88/62/pc 89/70/t 86/65/pc 86/66/pc 86/65/pc 85/75/t 89/69/t 89/65/pc 91/68/t 87/68/pc

Today City Hi/Lo/W Marion 84/59/pc Mt. Pleasant 88/70/t Myrtle Beach 86/69/t Orangeburg 88/68/t Port Royal 88/71/t Raleigh 87/61/pc Rock Hill 87/63/pc Rockingham 89/65/pc Savannah 90/70/t Spartanburg 87/66/pc Summerville 87/73/t Wilmington 88/66/t Winston-Salem 84/61/pc

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 86/63/pc 88/71/t 85/69/pc 89/68/pc 88/71/t 88/64/pc 87/65/pc 89/64/pc 90/70/t 88/67/pc 87/74/t 85/65/pc 86/65/pc

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

LOTTERY NUMBERS PALMETTO CASH 5 FRIDAY

POWERBALL WEDNESDAY

8-11-17-18-33 PowerUp: 2

14-18-25-33-49 Powerball: 23 Powerplay: 5

PICK 3 FRIDAY

PICK 4 FRIDAY

3-9-1 and 5-3-0

5-6-4-6 and 4-7-4-9

MEGAMILLIONS numbers were unavailable at press time.

SPCA KITTENS OF THE WEEK

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Speak up and clarify what you want and expect from both personal and professional partners. You may not get everything you want, but you will be able to negotiate to your satisfaction. Love is on the rise and romance is favored. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Social events and entertainment should take top priority. It’s important to share with the people you love the most. Doing things with youngsters will bring you great joy. Stick to a budget and avoid emotional spending. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t settle for less. If you are specific and lay out a good plan, you should be able to convince others to give you what you want. A celebration should include people from your past who you want to reunite with.

Miss Cheevous, Stache and Corky are at the Sumter SPCA awaiting their forever homes. The SPCA currently has a variety of kittens and cats in all colors and breeds waiting to be adopted. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit www.sumterscspca.com to see all of the available pets.


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USC ATHLETICS

Right combination

AD Tanner expects success to continue BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press

dugout) to drink a cup of Gatorade, sit down in the same spot every inning,” he explained. “I’m so superstitious, so I went out and did the same thing.” Sumter, which improved to 8-1 on the season, will travel to Florence today for a 7:30 p.m. contest then return to Riley Park on Monday for a 7 p.m. contest when they host Cheraw. Lake City, which fell to 0-5, has played Florence

COLUMBIA — After two years on the job, athletic director Ray Tanner doesn’t see South Carolina’s rise in the Southeastern Conference slowing down. Tanner said Friday that many of the school’s athletic teams have strongly achieved on and off the field. The group is led by Steve TANNER Spurrier’s football team, which completed its third straight 11-2 season and finished No. 4 in the endof-the-season national rankings — an all-time best. Women’s basketball and head coach Dawn Staley also had a record-setting year, winning their first SEC regular-season title and gaining an NCAA tournament No. 1 seed. Equally good in Tanner’s eyes: Both teams finished with strong marks in the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Report, football at 994 and women’s basketball at a perfect 1,000 for 2012-13. Tanner said he was fortunate to step in when South Carolina athletics had a strong foundation of coaches and athletic administrators who remained after Eric Hyman took the AD’s job at Texas A&M two years ago. “I didn’t have to go through a rebuild,” Tanner said. “I recognize that. So I feel like we’ve been able to move forward.”

SEE COMBINATION, PAGE B2

SEE USC, PAGE B3

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Sumter’s Britton Beatson, right, combined with two other P-15’s pitchers to toss a 7-inning no-hitter during Friday’s 11-0 victory over Lake City at Riley Park.

Beatson, 2 other P-15’s pitchers toss 7-inning no-hitter against Lake City BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com Strange occurrences are said to take place on Friday the 13th, but there was nothing strange about the Sumter P-15’s pitching. It was simply unhittable. Britton Beatson, Taylor Finley and Hunter Donley threw a combined no-hitter in an 11-0, 7-inning victory over Lake City on Friday at Riley Park. It was Beatson’s second start of the season and he al-

lowed just three runners to reach base. He walked three and struck out seven in six innings of work. “I just went in there and threw strikes and let them put the ball in play,” Beatson said. “I knew I had a good unit behind me, and the players had my back. I didn’t go out there trying to throw my hardest; I just went out there and let them hit.” “He threw well — he threw fastball and breaking ball for strike,” Sumter P-15’s head

coach Curtis Johnson said. “He pounded the zone and the key for Britton is that he’s got some of the best stuff on the team. He’s top three (on the team) stuff-wise and he’s just got to throw strikes. Tonight he threw strikes, pounded the zone and gave us a good effort.” Beatson, who admittedly is superstitious, stayed with what was working for him all night. “I would go in and do the same thing. I went in (to the

PRO GOLF

AUTO RACING

Kaymer’s 1-man show

IndyCar’s Montoya ready for brief return to NASCAR Sunday’s Michigan race will provide tuneup for Brickyard 400 in Indy BY NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Martin Kaymer hits out of the bunker on the seventh hole during Friday’s second round of the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C. Kaymer shot a 65 for the second straight day, setting a new Open 36-hole scoring record.

German sets 36-hole U.S. Open record with 2nd straight 65 BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. — Martin Kaymer set a U.S. Open record Friday with a game so dominant that he did more than just build a 6-shot lead. He managed to bring Tiger Woods into the conversation at a major he’s not even playing.

Kaymer opened with a short birdie and rolled his way to a second straight round of 5-under 65 — this one without a bogey. He set the 36-hole scoring record at 10-under 130 and left the rest of the field wondering if the 29-year-old German was playing a different course, or even a different tournament. “If he does it for two

more days, then we’re all playing for second spot,’’ said Adam Scott, the world’s No. 1 player. Such talk once was reserved for Woods, still home recovering from back surgery. Kaymer played early on a Pinehurst No. 2 course that received a burst of showers

SEE KAYMER, PAGE B4

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Juan Pablo Montoya is ready for his abbreviated return to Sprint Cup racing. Montoya will be in the No. 12 Ford for Sunday’s 400-mile race at Michigan International Speedway, his first Cup race since moving back to IndyCar after last season. Montoya’s last win in NASCAR was in 2010, a year after he made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and finished a career-best eighth in the standings. This weekend’s race is in some ways a tuneup for next month’s Brickyard 400, another NASCAR event Montoya added to his fulltime IndyCar schedule. “Our goal here, I think, is we’ll take it as it comes this weekend,’’ Montoya said. “But the way we really look at it is it’s really good preparation for the Brickyard.’’ Montoya is one of the world’s most decorated drivers, with an Indianapolis 500 victory and wins in Formula One, NASCAR and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He left Formula One for NASCAR in 2006.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Juan Pablo Montoya relaxes in the garage before Friday’s practice session for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Montoya will compete in his first NASCAR race of the season, a tuneup for next month’s Brickyard 400. Montoya returned to openwheel racing this year to drive for Roger Penske, the IndyCar Series rival of Montoya’s longtime boss, Chip Ganassi.

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SPORTS ITEMS

Gattis, Johnson homers lead Braves past Angels ATLANTA — Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win. The Braves were 0-6 against American League teams before taking advantage of four runs in the first on the two homers off C.J. Wilson (7-6), including a threerun shot by Gattis. Aaron Harang (5-5) allowed one run in six innings to end a streak of five consecutive starts without a win. Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch from Wilson in the first inning. The Braves said X-rays were negative and Heyward is day to day. The Angels trailed 4-1 before Albert Pujols had a 2-run single off Shae Simmons in the eighth. Craig Kimbrel struck out Raul Ibanez to cap a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save. CUBS 2

day night. Hutchison (5-4) outpitched Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8), who allowed two runs and three hits in six innings but fell to 0-6 at home. TEXANS’ CLOWNEY HAS HERNIA SURGERY

HOUSTON — Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by the Houston Texans, is recovering from sports hernia surgery. Coach Bill O’Brien disclosed the procedure Friday and said Clowney had been struggling with a groin issue. O’Brien said the standout from South Carolina was sent to a specialist in Philadelphia. “We decided the best thing for (Clowney) and for the best team for our team and the best thing for the organization was to have sports hernia surgery,’’ O’Brien said. The surgery was performed Thursday. O’Brien expects Clowney to be ready for training camp, which begins in late July. WORLD CUP

PHILLIES 1 MEXICO 1

PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta threw seven impressive innings, Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Friday night in matchup of last-place teams. Arrieta (2-1) allowed two hits and no runs, tying a career high with nine strikeouts.

CAMEROON 0 NATAL, Brazil — Oribe Peralta scored in the second half to help Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in torrential rain Friday, earning El Tri their first World Cup win over an African team and giving them a crucial three points in Group A.

RED SOX 10

NETHERLANDS 5

INDIANS 3

SPAIN 1

BOSTON — A.J. Pierzynski, Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia hit 2-run doubles and the Boston Red Sox scored their season-high in runs in a 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. After managing just one run in a 3-game series at Baltimore, Boston won its second straight over Cleveland, which has lost four in a row.

SALVADOR, Brazil — The Netherlands tore Spain apart in a dominant second half performance to thrash the defending World Cup champion 5-1 on Friday and gain a measure of revenge for its 2010 World Cup final loss to Vicente Del Bosque’s team.

BLUE JAYS 4 ORIOLES 0

BALTIMORE — Drew Hutchison scattered six hits over seven innings in another sparkling performance on the road, and the Toronto Blue Jays got a 2-run homer from Juan Francisco in a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Fri-

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SCOREBOARD

THURSDAY’S GAMES

TV, RADIO

Baltimore 4, Toronto 2 Boston 5, Cleveland 2 Houston 5, Arizona 4, 10 innings Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 3

TODAY

FRIDAY’S GAMES

8:30 a.m. – Auto Racing: 24 Hours of Le Mans Start from Le Mans, France (FOX SPORTS 1). 10:30 a.m. – NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 Pole Qualifying from Brooklyn, Mich. (ESPN2). 11:30 a.m. – International Soccer: FIFA World Cup Group C Match from Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Colombia vs. Greece (ESPN2). Noon – PGA Golf: U.S. Open Third Round from Pinehurst, N.C. (WIS 10). 12:30 p.m. – Women’s International Volleyball: FIVB World League Match from Chicago – United States vs. Serbia (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 2 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 from Brooklyn, Mich. (ESPN2, WEGX-FM 92.9). 2 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Kansas City at Chicago White Sox (WGN). 2:30 p.m. – International Soccer: FIFA World Cup Group D Match from Fortaleza, Brazil – Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (WOLO 25). 3 p.m. – College Baseball: College World Series Game One from Omaha, Neb. – California-Irvine vs. Texas (ESPN2). 4 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Minnesota at Detroit (MLB NETWORK). 4 p.m. – Track and Field: IAAF Diamond League Adidas Grand Prix from New York (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 5 p.m. – College Track and Field: NCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Championships from Eugene, Ore. (ESPNU). 5 p.m. – High School Basketball: Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Classic (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 5:30 p.m. – International Soccer: FIFA World Cup Group D Match from Manaus, Brazil – England vs. Italy (ESPN). 7 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Atlanta (WACH 57, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. – American Legion Baseball: Sumter at Florence (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHMFM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 7:30 p.m. – MLL Lacrosse: Boston at Chesapeake (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. – College Baseball: College World Series Game Two from Omaha, Neb. – Louisville vs. Vanderbilt (ESPN2). 8:30 p.m. – International Soccer: FIFA World Cup Group C Match from Recife, Brazil – Ivory Coast from Japan (ESPN). 8:30 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 from Madison, Ill. (FOX SPORTS 1, WEGX-FM 92.9). 9 p.m. – MLL Lacrosse: New York at Denver (SPORTSOUTH). 10 p.m. – Major League Baseball: New York Yankees at Oakland or Arizona at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB NETWORK). 10 p.m. – Professional Boxing: Ruslan Provodniklov vs. Chris Algieri for the WBO Junior Welterweight Title and Demetrius Andrade vs. Brian Rose for the WBO Junior Middleweight Title from Brooklyn, N.Y. (HBO). 10:30 p.m. – Arena Football: Spokane at San Jose (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 2 a.m. – Auto Racing: 24 Hours of Le Mans Finish from Le Mans, France (FOX SPORTS 1).

AUSTRALIA 1

CUIABA, Brazil — Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 3-1 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament. From wire reports

LEAGUE III STANDINGS League L Pct. 1 .833 1 .800 4 .500 5 .444 6 .333 5 .286

Overall W L Pct. 8 1 .889 7 3 .700 4 4 .500 6 7 .462 3 8 .272 2 5 .286

GB 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

Hartsville 2, Sumter 1 Manning-Santee 9, Dalzell-Shaw 2

THURSDAY

Sumter 11, Hartsville 1 (7) Manning-Santee 4, Dalzell-Shaw 1 Camden wins by forfeit over Cheraw

FRIDAY

Sumter 11, Lake City 0 (7)

At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary

Game 1 - UC Irvine (40-23) vs. Texas (4319), 3 p.m. Game 2 - Louisville (50-15) vs. Vanderbilt (46-19), 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

three times and Beaufort once before facing the P-15’s. “We’ve said all along for us to be successful (Beatson) and Spittle were going to have to step up and throw well,” Johnson said. “This is one small step to it, and this is a very small step to helping us be successful.” Beatson was replaced by Taylor Finley in the top of the seventh when both teams were forced to their dugouts and sat through a 45-minute lightning delay. Finley came in and faced two batters in the seventh, walking both and throwing two passed balls allowing runners on first and third. Left-handed thrower Hunter Donley, who Johnson said threw well, came in struck out two to kept the no-no intact. Offensively for Sumter, Ian McCaffrey snapped an 0-for-19 drought with two hits and had three runs batted in. He had a RBI single in the first inning

then a 2-run double in the sixth inning to give Sumter an 11-0. “Coach Johnson talked to me before the game and was like, ‘You can’t lose anything, you’re 0 for (19), so might as well swing out your shoes and try to hit the ball as far as you can,” McCaffrey said. “That was my mentality. It couldn’t get much worse, so I just swung and it happened.” Sumter took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning thanks to three hits and an error. Javon Martin single and scored the game’s first run on a wild pitch. Taylor McFaddin, who reached on a fielder’s choice, stole home to make it a 2-0 lead and Ian McCaffrey’s RBI single gave the P-15’s an early 3-0 advantage. The P-15’s added a run in the bottom of the third thanks to a RBI single by Chris Crawford. McFaddin singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second on a wild pitch and got to third on a passed ball. He

L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION Washington Atlanta Miami New York Philadelphia CENTRAL DIVISION Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago WEST DIVISION San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona

W 35 34 34 29 28

L 30 31 31 37 36

Pct .538 .523 .523 .439 .438

GB – 1 1 6 1/2 6 1/2

W 40 34 32 31 26

L 27 32 34 34 38

Pct .597 .515 .485 .477 .406

GB – 5 1/2 7 1/2 8 12 1/2

W 43 35 31 28 29

L 24 33 35 38 40

Pct .642 .515 .470 .424 .420

GB – 8 1/2 11 1/2 14 1/2 15

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Cincinnati 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 Philadelphia 7, San Diego 3 Colorado 10, Atlanta 3 San Francisco 7, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Milwaukee 5, N.Y. Mets 1, 13 innings Houston 5, Arizona 4, 10 innings

Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 4-6) at Philadelphia (Buchanan 1-3), 3:05 p.m. Colorado (Bergman 0-1) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 4-3), 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 3-7) at Miami (Wolf 1-2), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Undecided) at N.Y. Mets (Z. Wheeler 2-6), 4:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-7) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 4-4), 7:15 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 6-2) at Atlanta (Floyd 1-2), 7:15 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 6-4) at St. Louis (S.Miller 7-5), 7:15 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 6-4), 10:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Game 3 - Texas Tech (45-19) vs. TCU (4716), 3 p.m. Game 4 - Virginia (49-14) vs. Mississippi (46-19), 8 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press

MONDAY

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 3, Miami 1 June 5: San Antonio 110, Miami 95 June 8: Miami 98, San Antonio 96 Tuesday: San Antonio 111, Miami 92 Thursday: San Antonio 107, Miami 86 Sunday: Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-June 17: San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. x-June 20: Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

Game 5 - Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3 p.m. Game 6 - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m.

COMBINATION FROM PAGE B1

MONDAY’S GAMES

MONDAY’S GAMES

TODAY

then came in to make it a 4-0 score on a 2-out single by Crawford. Beatson retired the first dozen batters he faced until he gave up a walk to Chris Smith in the fifth inning. Smith stole second and was able to work out of the inning striking out the next two batters. He worked out trouble again in the sixth. Matthew Wilson reached on a 1-out fielder’s choice and reached second on a wild pitch then after walking Garet Weaver, Beatson struck out Chris McGee, to leave both runners were left stranded. Sumter put up four runs on three hits in the fourth inning led by Crawford’s 2-run single while Martin and Jacob Watcher each contributed RBI singles to make it an 8-0 lead. McCaffrey’s 2-run double and Kemper Patton’s RBI single plated three runs in the sixth completed the scoring. Crawford had three RBI including two hits. Martin, McFaddin and Patton each had two hits apiece.

Minnesota at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Miami, 1:10 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES By The Associated Press

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SUNDAY’S GAMES

SUNDAY’S GAMES

TODAY

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

Sumter’s Javon Martin, left, makes a force play at second base as Lake City’s Ken Parker slides during the P-15’s 11-0, 7-inning victory on Friday at Riley Park.

TODAY’S GAMES

Kansas City (Duffy 3-5) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Cleveland (House 0-1) at Boston (Peavy 1-4), 4:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-4) at Baltimore (B.Norris 5-5), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 2-4) at Detroit (A. Sanchez 2-2), 4:08 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 3-3) at Houston (Cosart 5-5), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 6-2) at Atlanta (Floyd 1-2), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 4-4) at Oakland (Kazmir 7-2), 10:05 p.m. Texas (J.Saunders 0-2) at Seattle (E. Ramirez 1-4), 10:10 p.m.

FRIDAY’S GAMES

AMERICAN LEGION Team W Sumter 5 Camden 4 Hartsville 4 Dalzell 4 Manning 3 Cheraw 2

Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

TUESDAY

Game 7 - Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 3 p.m. Game 8 - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Game 9 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY

Game 10 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Game 11 - Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. Game 12 - Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.

JUNE 21

x-Game 13 - Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. x-Game 14 - Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. If only one game is necessary, it will start at 8:30 p.m.

FINALS

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press STANLEY CUP FINAL

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Los Angeles 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 June 4: Los Angeles 3, NY Rangers 2, OT June 7: Los Angeles 5, NY Rangers 4, 2OT June 9: Los Angeles 3, NY Rangers 0 Wednesday: NY Rangers 2, Los Angeles 1 Friday: NY Rangers at Los Angeles (late) x-Monday: Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-June 18: NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W 5 5 5 4 4 3

L 3 4 4 5 6 6

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

(Best-of-3) June 23: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. June 24: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. x-June 25: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.

Atlanta Chicago Indiana Washington Connecticut New York

MLB STANDINGS By The Associated Press

WESTERN CONFERENCE

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION Toronto Baltimore New York Boston Tampa Bay CENTRAL DIVISION Detroit Kansas City Chicago Cleveland Minnesota WEST DIVISION Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Texas Houston

W 39 34 34 30 25

L 29 31 31 36 42

Pct .574 .523 .523 .455 .373

GB – 3 1/2 3 1/2 8 13 1/2

Minnesota Phoenix San Antonio Los Angeles Seattle Tulsa

W 8 6 4 3 4 2

L 1 3 5 4 7 5

Pct .625 .556 .556 .444 .400 .333

GB – 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 2 2 1/2

Pct .889 .667 .444 .429 .364 .286

GB – 2 4 4 5 5

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Connecticut 96, Phoenix 95

FRIDAY’S GAMES W 34 33 33 33 31

L 28 32 34 34 33

Pct .548 .508 .493 .493 .484

GB – 2 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 4

W 40 36 34 32 31

L 26 29 32 34 37

Pct .606 .554 .515 .485 .456

GB – 3 1/2 6 8 10

Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Connecticut at New York, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

TODAY’S GAME

Los Angeles at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY’S GAMES

Phoenix at Minnesota, 1 p.m. New York at Connecticut, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 4 p.m. Seattle at Tulsa, 4:30 p.m.


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San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) goes to the basket as Miami forward Chris Andersen (11) defends in the first half Thursday’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami.

Down 3-1, Heat have to find way to stop Spurs machine BY BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press MIAMI — The San Antonio Spurs left Miami last June looking so human, Tim Duncan nearly in tears talking about how close they were to another championship. They don’t look human now. They look like a machine. Up 3-1 and shooting the ball at a level never seen in the NBA Finals, the Spurs headed home with a chance to wrap things up on Sunday night in Game 5. The Miami Heat, who were able to deny the Spurs last year, have two days to figure out what can possibly be done to do it again. “They’re a high-oil machine and they move the ball extremely well,’’ LeBron James said. “They put you in so many difficult positions. If you’re not right on time, right on target, they’re going to make you pay for it.’’ The Spurs won by 19 and 21 in the two games in Miami and are shooting 54.2 percent in the series. The NBA Finals record for a series of any length is 52.7 percent.

No team has overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals, and the Heat were so thoroughly manhandled in Miami that the only reason to think they could be the first is what they did in the past. Duncan said the memory of last season’s loss — the pain that’s driven the Spurs through this entire season — would “definitely come up’’ before Sunday. “As I said, we know the caliber team they are, and we have a lot of respect for what they’re able to do,’’ Duncan said. “They’re able to throw it another gear and they’re going to do just that. They don’t want this to be done.’’ Duncan probably meant “done’’ as in the series. Of course, it could also mean the era. Two off days were sure to be filled by talk of the Heat’s uncertain future, with James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all eligible for free agency. Might such a one-sided beating convince James he had to leave to find a better roster elsewhere? Make him more resolute in his desire to stay and get the Heat back on top? The two-time champions have

more urgent concerns now. “Did we expect to come here and lose two the way we did at home? No way,’’ Wade said. “But we also expect to go to San Antonio and put up a better effort and try to come out with another win. So we’ll get away from it (Friday), but we’ll still think about what we need to do to try to get another win to keep the series alive.’’ James simply acknowledged the obvious, that the Spurs were the better team, when they swept his Cleveland Cavaliers in 2007 for the last of their four NBA championships. But he wasn’t supposed to be on the wrong side of the talent differential once he bolted for Miami, where the Heat would build a Big Three for this decade that would rival what San Antonio’s did last decade. But the Spurs go so far beyond Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili now. There’s Kawhi Leonard, who followed his career-high, 29-point night in Game 3 with 20 points and 14 rebounds Thursday and has done no worse than battled James to a draw over the last two games.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Garrido, Gillespie meet again in CWS BY ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Once again, the road has led to Omaha for Augie Garrido and Mike Gillespie. The two played college ball against each other before the Beatles came to America, and both played in the College World Series in the days when a few hundred people showed up to watch. They’ve coached in the CWS, and won national titles, as the event has grown into one of the na-

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tion’s great annual summer events. The 75-year-old Garrido’s Texas Longhorns meet the 74-year-old Gillespie’s UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday, with both men hoping for at least one more hurrah in a city that has meant everything to them. The CWS’ night

TANNER FROM PAGE B1 Tanner talked about South Carolina athletics during, and after, a University of South Carolina trustees’ gathering. The AD provided school leaders a wrap up of 2013-14 and a look ahead to next fall. The Gamecocks stand to make $89.6 million this year, an increase of more than $5.5 million from last June’s projections. The athletic department expects hat total will grow to more than $94 million in 2014-15. Tanner has continued facilities improvements begun by Hyman. Crews are work-

game matches Louisville (50-15) against Vanderbilt (46-19) after the showdown between the two veterans. “If you take our combined ages,’’ Garrido said with a laugh Friday, “we’re much older than the National League.’’ It’s been an improbable run to the CWS for both this time around. The Longhorns finished last in the Big 12 a year ago, and some of the folks in Austin were calling for the job of the winningest college coach of all time. Texas (43-19) improved to fifth

ing on new football practice fields behind a tailgate area across from Williams-Brice Stadium. The school also plans to upgrade former parking areas on the stadium tarmac with a plaza featuring a statue of 1980 South Carolina Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers. Tanner said the department was vetting the project with sculptors. The statue’s cost could be up to $300,000, Tanner said. The building will leave the department with a debt of more than $156 million, a total Tanner feels comfortable South Carolina can meet as it constructs top-flight facilities. “I firmly believe, if don’t in-

this year, beat old rival Texas A&M two of three times in regionals and swept Houston in super regionals. “It means job security,’’ Garrido said. UC Irvine (40-23) lost eight of its last nine in the regular season and was one of the final four at-large teams picked for the NCAA tournament. The Anteaters went to Oregon State for regionals and won two of three against the No. 1 national seed, and they swept Oklahoma State on the road to reach the CWS.

vest, you’re not going to get the return,” he said. “We’re investing.” South Carolina official say the university will receive $22.3 million from the SEC. University President Harris Pastides said the conference affiliation has been beneficial and productive for the school in a trying time for college athletics. “We’re in the swirl of a collegiate athletics hurricane,” Pastides said. “But we’re well managed” in the SEC. Tanner understands he’s had a mostly smooth run since leaving the dugout — he spent 16 seasons as South Carolina’s baseball coach — for the head office. He knows

Montoya is seventh in the IndyCar standings and finished third last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Now he’s hoping for a strong showing for Penske on the NASCAR side, even if this isn’t his full-time focus anymore. “With Chip we had good years, bad years, good races, bad — we had everything,’’ Montoya said. “The way Team Penske is running right now, they look like every week they have a shot at winning, so if we do a good job here and we have a decent race we’ll easily get a top 10, and if I’m really comfortable in the car we could even look at a win.’’ Montoya had eight top-10 finishes in 36 Cup starts last year. He’s made 14 Cup starts at MIS, finishing as high as sixth in 2009. Penske’s other two drivers in Sunday’s race — Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano — are fifth and ninth in the Cup standings. Montoya isn’t competing for that title, but both he and his owner would love a good showing at the Brickyard in July. Montoya is in position to become the first driver to start three feature races at Indy in the same season. He finished 16th in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10, then placed fifth in the Indianapolis 500. Montoya was 28th in qualifying at Michigan on Friday. Ford has won the last three Cup races at MIS. Logano took last year’s August race, and Greg Biffle took the two before that. “This is probably one of the best tracks for the Fords,’’ Montoya said. “They always excel here and have a car that can win, and the way Team Penske is running right now, if it clicks from the beginning, and we hope it does, we might have a shot at winning this. And then going to the Brickyard, is a place that I run really well.’’ Montoya raced in Michigan recently, finishing 13th in the June 1 IndyCar race at Belle Isle. At MIS on Friday, Montoya joked that he got away with blocking during that race. He was asked if some of the familiar faces in NASCAR might be a bit less sensitive about that sort of thing. “If you think about every series I’ve done, the longest series I’ve been in, in my career, was NASCAR,’’ Montoya said. “I was in Formula One for six years and I was here for seven. In IndyCar I’ve only been there for two-and-a-half. So I know the game here — and it’s fun knowing that you’re not doing the whole season.’’

QUICKEN LOANS 400 The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 204.557. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 203.776. 3. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 203.729. 4. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 203.2. 5. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 203.04. 6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 202.908. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 202.401. 8. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 202.043. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 202.032. 10. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 201.331. 11. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.49. 12. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 201.117. 13. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200.876. 14. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200.842. 15. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200.831. 16. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 200.82. 17. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200.73. 18. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200.518. 19. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200.457. 20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 200.128. 21. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 199.967. 22. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 199.534. 23. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 199.518. 24. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 199.165. 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 200.837. 26. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 200.457. 27. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 200.451. 28. (12) Juan Pablo Montoya, Ford, 200.217. 29. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 199.933. 30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 199.75. 31. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 199.617. 32. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 198.593. 33. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 198.571. 34. (66) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 198.347. 35. (44) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 197.9. 36. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 197.666. 37. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 196.931.

there are decisions ahead, particularly with 69-year-old Spurrier closer to the end of his career than the start. Spurrier has become South Carolina’s all-time victories leader in nine seasons and sounds as energized and focused as ever approaching year 10. Tanner, though, has thought about and planned for that day when Spurrier walks in and says he’s ready to head to the golf course for good. “If that is the case when I’m the athletic director, many people feel that’s how I’ll be defined,” Tanner said. “I spend some time looking, I have the drawer” with potential candidate information.

Tanner said the next South Carolina coach could come from the staff. “I think there’s more than one coach on this football staff that will become a head coach,” he said. There are several assistants with head coach aspirations, including receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr., defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward and offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. But that’s not something to worry about now, Tanner said. “Age is just a number. He’s extremely active and works out,” Tanner said of Spurrier. “Who knows how long he’ll coach?”


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SECOND ROUND PAR SCORES The Associated Press Friday At Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course Pinehurst, N.C. Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013) Yardage: 7,562; Par: 70 Second Round a-denotes amateur

Martin Kaymer Brendon Todd Kevin Na Brandt Snedeker Brooks Koepka Dustin Johnson Brendon De Jonge Keegan Bradley Henrik Stenson Matt Kuchar Rory McIlroy Chris Kirk Jordan Spieth Adam Scott Francesco Molinari Erik Compton Ian Poulter Hideki Matsuyama Rickie Fowler Steve Stricker J.B. Holmes Danny Willett Marcel Siem Jason Day Justin Rose Aaron Baddeley Jimmy Walker Victor Dubuisson Seung-Yul Noh Fran Quinn Lucas Bjerregaard Graeme McDowell Garth Mulroy Jim Furyk Gary Woodland Daniel Berger Scott Langley Patrick Reed Webb Simpson Phil Mickelson Billy Horschel Kenny Perry Shiv Kapur Alex Cejka Bill Haas Stewart Cink Harris English Ernie Els Louis Oosthuizen Retief Goosen Bo Van Pelt Kevin Tway Cody Gribble Ryan Moore Sergio Garcia Boo Weekley a-Matthew Fitzpatrick Russell Henley Clayton Rask Kevin Stadler Justin Leonard Paul Casey Toru Taniguchi Zac Blair Zach Johnson Billy Hurley III Nicholas Lindheim

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Phil Mickelson lines up his putt on the 18th hole during Friday’s second round of the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C.

Mickelson struggles with putter BY JOEDY MCCREARY The Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. — At least Phil Mickelson probably won’t face another close call at the U.S. Open. The 6-time runner-up and zero-time champion slipped well off the pace Friday with a 73 that left him at 3 over — 13 strokes behind record-setting leader Martin Kaymer. It’s mostly because of his putter. After ditching the claw grip in favor of a more traditional one, Mickelson missed a series of putts that would have put him at least a little closer to Kaymer. “The hole looks like a thimble to me right now,’’ Mickelson said. “I’m having a hard time finding it.’’ Now, at a tournament where everybody’s seemingly playing for second, he’s facing quite a climb to claw back within striking distance on a Pinehurst No. 2 course that 15 years ago was the site of the first of his many secondplace finishes. Teenage playing partner Matthew Fitzpatrick called Mickelson “the master’’ of “getting out of trouble’’ and that ability certainly will be put to the test this weekend. “I feel like I’m playing well enough to win the U.S. Open,’’ Mickelson said. “Except for putting.’’ Mickelson has been saying his putting could use some tweaking. He’s 100th among PGA Tour players in total putting this year after finishing 11th in that stat in 2013.

KAYMER FROM PAGE B1 overnight. That red 10 on the leaderboard next to his name was a daunting sight the rest of the day. He led by eight shots when he finished, and only three players in the afternoon cut into that deficit. “I heard he played the No. 3 course. Is that true?’’ Kevin Na said after a 69 put him seven shots behind. “It’s unbelievable what he’s done. Is 4 or 5 under out there? Yes. Ten under out there? No, I don’t think so. I guess it was out there for him. I watched some of the shots he hit and some of the putts he’s made and he looks flawless.’’ Brendon Todd kept this from really getting out of hand. He made two tough pars from the bunker late in his round for a bogey-free 67 to get within six shots, putting him in the final group on the weekend in his first major. “Kaymer’s performance has been incredible,’’ Todd said. “He’s playing a brand of golf that we haven’t seen probably in a long time, since maybe Tiger.’’ Kaymer tied the record for the largest 36-hole lead at the U.S. Open, first set by Woods at Pebble Beach in 2000 and matched by Rory McIlroy at rain-softened Congressional in 2011. Woods went on to win by 15 shots. McIlroy set the 72-

‘The hole looks like a thimble to me right now. I’m having a hard time finding it.’ PHIL MICKELSON On his putting at the U.S. Open So in an attempt to get his stroke back, he switched to a claw grip for the Open. Even after he shot even par during the first round, he said he wasn’t sure how long he’d stick with it. All of 18 holes, it turned out. “I felt like I identified what I was struggling with, and I thought it was my eye line had gotten well over the golf ball,’’ Mickelson said. “So as I moved the ball away and put my eyes over the ball instead of over the top, I felt like that’s how I putted last year, so I went back to my regular grip.’’ Reverting back to the conventional grip for Round 2, Mickelson got off to an encouraging start with birdies on consecutive early holes. Then came the pesky par-3 sixth that “shook me a little bit.’’ Mickelson plopped his tee shot onto the green, but three-putted for a four after his short par attempt hugged the

lip of the cup before spinning out. Two holes later, he pushed his short putt wide left and settled for bogey — the second straight day he bogeyed both holes. “After that,’’ he said, “I was really fighting it.’’ He added bogeys on two holes he birdied a day earlier — on the par-5 10th, and on the 14th after spinning another short par putt around the lip of the cup. He ended his round by missing an 11foot par putt on the 18th and tapping in for his fifth bogey. “Whenever you putt well and you make short ones and you make those 5-, 6-footers and you’re running a couple of 20-footers in, the game feels easy,’’ Mickelson said. “You don’t put pressure on yourself to hit it close. You can hit more of the middle of the greens. Your ball striking then becomes a lot easier. Your targets are a lot bigger.’’ Because that hasn’t happened here yet, it sure looks like when Mickelson turns 44 on Monday, he’ll still be one victory shy of the career Grand Slam. The 3-time Masters champ, 2005 PGA Championship winner and 2013 British Open champion began his run of runner-ups at this course 15 years ago when it staged its first Open. He was preparing for a playoff with the late Payne Stewart when Stewart sank a memorable 15-foot putt for par and the win — and a statue of Stewart in that moment stands just beyond the green on 18.

TODAY’S TEE TIMES The Associated Press At Pinehurst No. 2 Pinehurst, N.C. Today Third Round (a-amateur) 9:22 a.m. — Nicholas Lindheim, United States 9:33 a.m. — Billy Hurley III, United States; Zach Johnson, United States 9:44 a.m. — Zac Blair, United States; Toru Taniguchi, Japan 9:55 a.m. — Paul Casey, England; JUnited Statestin Leonard, United States 10:06 a.m. — Kevin Stadler, United States; Clayton Rask, United States 10:17 a.m. — RUnited Statessell Henley, United States; a-Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 10:28 a.m. — Boo Weekley, United States; Sergio Garcia, Spain 10:39 a.m. — Ryan Moore, United States; Cody Gribble, United States 10:50 a.m. — Kevin Tway, United States; Bo Van Pelt, United States 11:01 a.m. — Retief Goosen, South Africa; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa 11:12 a.m. — Ernie Els, South Africa; Harris English, United States 11:23 a.m. — Stewart Cink, United States; Bill Haas, United States 11:34 a.m. — Alex Cejka, Germany; Shiv Kapur, India 11:45 a.m. — Kenny Perry, United States; Billy Horschel, United States 11:56 a.m. — Phil Mickelson, United States; Webb Simpson, United States 12:07 p.m. — Patrick Reed, United States; Scott Langley, United States 12:18 p.m. — Daniel Berger, United States; Gary Woodland, United States 12:29 p.m. — Jim Furyk, United States; Garth Mulroy, South Africa 12:40 p.m. — Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 12:51 p.m. — Fran Quinn, United States; Seung-Yul Noh, Southe Korea 1:02 p.m. — Victor Dubuisson, France; Jimmy Walker, United States 1:13 p.m. — Aaron Baddeley, Australia; Justin Rose, England 1:24 p.m. — Jason Day, AUnited Statestralia; Marcel Siem, Germany 1:35 p.m. — Danny Willett, England; J.B. Holmes, United States 1:46 p.m. — Steve Stricker, United States; Rickie Fowler, United States 1:57 p.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Ian Poulter, England 2:08 p.m. — Erik Compton, United States; Francesco Molinari, Italy 2:19 p.m. — Adam Scott, Australia; Jordan Spieth, United States 2:30 p.m. — Chris Kirk, United States; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland 2:41 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, United States; Henrik Stenson, Sweden 2:52 p.m. — Keegan Bradley, United States; Brendon De Jonge, Zimbabwe 3:03 p.m. — DUnited Statestin Johnson, United States; Brooks Koepka, United States 3:14 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker, United States; Kevin Na, United States 3:25 p.m. — Brendon Todd, United States; Martin Kaymer, Germany

hole scoring record and won by eight. “I played Congressional and I thought, ‘How can you shoot that low?’’’ Kaymer said. “And that’s probably what a lot of other people think about me right now.’’ McIlroy thought the German’s feat was more impressive, mainly because of the nature of Pinehurst No. 2 and the turtleback greens created by Donald Ross. Yes, they were softer than expected and held quality shots. But there is trouble lurking around every cor-

ner. Kaymer just hasn’t found it — yet. “If someone had told me that I was going to be standing here 1-under par after 36 holes at the start of the week, I would have taken it,’’ McIlroy said after his 68 left him nine shots behind. “But what Martin has done over the first couple of days has made 1-under par look pretty average.’’ As impressed as everyone was, none was ready to concede just yet. Pinehurst No. 2 has not played close to its full length

of 7,562 on the scorecard, and it has not been nearly as fast as it had been during the three days of practice. And strange things can happen at a U.S. Open. Even so, they all needed some help from Kaymer, who last month won The Players Championship. “I never played on tour when Tiger was doing this _ leading by six, seven, eight shots,’’ said 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, who had a 70 and was nine shots back. “But I imagine this is what it was like the way Martin is playing this week.’’ Brandt Snedeker had a 68 and joined Na at 3-under 137. Only nine others were under par going into the weekend. It looks like a typical U.S. Open — except for Kaymer. Dustin Johnson opened with a pair of 69s, a score he would have gladly taken at the start of the week and perhaps thought it would be good enough to lead. “I wouldn’t have thought it would be eight shots behind,’’ Johnson said. Brooks Koepka, the American who is carving his way through the European Tour, birdied his last hole for a 68 and joined the group at 2-under 138 with Brendon de Jonge (70), Henrik Stenson (69) and former PGA champion Keegan Bradley, who played in the same group with Kaymer and rallied for a 69. “He’s as dialed in as I’ve seen,’’ Bradley said.


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‘Escape Artist’ is first-rate psychological thriller BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH How does an individual, or a society, confront evil? Can only depraved acts of violence and cruelty be considered evil? Or can their perpetrators be considered evil as well? And if so, who gets to judge? The presence of what appears to be pure evil looms large in “Fargo,” concluding this Tuesday. Billy Bob Thornton’s character, or characters, is nothing short of the devil himself. A person seemingly capable of unspeakable deeds also drives the story of the two-part shocker “The Escape Artist” on “Masterpiece Mystery!” (9 p.m. Sunday, PBS, check local listings). David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) stars as Will Burton, a brooding, brilliant defense attorney with a perfect record of springing clients from near certain conviction. The moral qualms surrounding his use of legal trickery to free the morethan-probably guilty arise early when he appears before his grade-school son’s classroom to explain his job. He inspires more cynicism than admiration from the tykes. Despite such misgivings, Burton’s life and career appear to be on the upswing. A popular magazine names him the No. 1 lawyer in Britain, much to the chagrin of his ambitious rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo). Burton is thoroughly grounded by his lovely, common-sense wife (Ashley Jensen). Domestic bliss and career ascent appear threatened by a grim new case defending an antisocial defendant (Toby Kebbell), who is accused of gruesome murders that have already been splashed all over tabloid headlines. Can Burton work his legal Houdini act once again? And at what cost? A first-rate legal drama and psychological thriller, ���Escape” deals with subject matters more gruesome and depraved than your standard “Masterpiece” episode. Made in the United Kingdom and shot through with regional accents, British legal jargon and slang, “Escape” has more than its share of near-incomprehensible dialogue. But don’t let that put you off this superior drama. • We’re awash in anniversaries this year. It’s been 70 years since D-Day and 60 years since the Brown case ended school segregation. The passage of the Civil Rights Act happened 50 years ago. President Richard Nixon resigned 40 summers ago. Apple introduced the Macintosh 30 years ago, and the O.J. Simpson hysteria erupted 20 years ago this very month. This year also marks the bicentennial of our national anthem and the events that inspired it. “A Star Spangled Story: Battle for America” (9 p.m. Satur-

day, Smithsonian) recalls when Washington, D.C., was under British attack and the sights of rockets’ red glare and the sounds of bombs bursting in air filled Baltimore Harbor. Francis Scott Key’s poem about the resiliency of the American banner under attack became a mighty metaphor for American defiance and endurance. The song was set to the melody of a popular British ballad. Americans have had difficulty singing it and remembering its second, third and fourth stanzas ever since. • Saturday nights have gone to the dogs. And the cats. “My Cat From Hell” (8 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-PG) profiles the plus-sized personalities of finicky felines. The new three-part miniseries “Wonder of Dogs” (10 p.m., Nat Geo Wild, TV-G) charts the incredible story of dog diversity and how more than 210 recognized canine breeds evolved from common wolf ancestors in a remarkably brief span of time. The episodes air over three weeks: “All Shapes and Sizes” (June 14); “A Dog for Every Job” (June 21); and “A Dog’s Best Friend” (June 28) discuss dog breeding as an essential part of human history. • Can’t wait for Shark Week? Check out “Shark Girl” (8 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian). It profiles Madison Stewart, 20, who has been diving with the ocean predators, without protection, since she was 12. Her mission is to make people aware of the world’s dwindling shark population and to dispel the fear and misinformation about them that have contributed to their demise.

SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS • After a grieving woman returns to teaching, her adviser turns out to be her worst nightmare in the 2014 thriller “The Mentor” (8 p.m., Lifetime, TV14). • Cosima’s condition does not improve on “Orphan Black” (9 p.m., BBC America, TV-MA). • Ghost takes on threats to the business while facing a crisis on the home front on “Power” (9 p.m., Starz, TVMA). • Mark Ruffalo, Michael Sheen and Ed Sheeran appear on “The Graham Norton Show” (10 p.m., BBC America, TV-14).

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS • On two helpings of “The Good Wife” (CBS, r, TV-14): inspiration for a speech (8 p.m.); Cary helps Alicia through her deposition (9 p.m.). • The San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat in game five of the NBA Finals (8 p.m., ABC). • Second chances on the series fina-

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le of “Believe” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • “Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand” (9 p.m., National Geographic, TV-14) profiles American soldiers as they prepare to depart Afghanistan. • Trouble north of the Wall on the season finale of “Game of Thrones” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA). • Best-laid plans on “Crisis” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • Joe’s visionary clone proves costly on “Halt and Catch Fire” (10 p.m., AMC, TV-14). • A plague ship is destined to find Mina on “Penny Dreadful” (10 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).

SATURDAY SERIES A narrow escape for Wo Fat on “Hawaii Five-0” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) *

“Dateline NBC” (8 p.m.) * Bloody poker chips on “CSI” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * A DNA expert becomes a target on “The Blacklist” (10 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14).

SUNDAY SERIES The qualifying rounds continue on “American Ninja Warrior” (7:30 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG) * An art heist on “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG) * On two helpings of “Family Guy” (Fox, r, TV-14): Peter’s shortcomings (8:30 p.m.); fairy tales (9 p.m.) * Thanksgiving on “American Dad!” (9:30 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14) * Kidnappers seize Van Pelt on “The Mentalist” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV14). Copyright 2014, United Feature Syndicate


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Two’s a crowd in bedroom shared by teenagers DEAR ABBY — I’m a 14-year-old girl and I need my own bedroom. Ever since I was born, I have Dear Abby shared a room with ABIGAIL my 17-yearVAN BUREN old sister. Maybe it was OK when we were younger, but now it is impossible. It’s crowded and annoying. I have no privacy, and I can’t decorate it how I want. What makes this worse is that we have an extra room. My parents refuse to consider it and won’t give me a reason. It has gotten so bad I

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have moved into a closet. Every time I walk into my room I get a headache. I never hang out there anymore. Please help. In the closet in N.Y. DEAR IN THE CLOSET — Your parents may be hoping you can come to a truce with your sister without having to sacrifice their guest room. If you feel your bedroom is crowded, it must be the same for her. If a truce isn’t possible, then you will have to continue hanging out in other parts of the house. Although it may be inconvenient for you, your sister can’t help that she exists, and the sooner you accept it, the sooner your headache will lessen. As to redecorating the bedroom to suit your

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taste, be patient awhile longer. At 17, your sister should be nearly out of high school. In another year she’ll be 18, and the room will be all yours if she plans on going to college or finding a job, roommates and independence. P.S. At that point, don’t be surprised if you miss her. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable - and most frequently requested - poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby - Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements Central Carolina Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center Project Information and Vendor Outreach Session Balance of Packages Rodgers will host a Project Information and Vendor Outreach Session to discuss balance of packages associated with the construction of the Central Carolina Technical College - Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center project on June 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM located at 506 North Guignard Drive, Building 400, Room 401 (Industrial Technology Building), Sumter SC, 29150. Balance of Packages to include: Sitework, Concrete, Masonry, Steel, Casework, Roofing, Thermal & Moisture Protection, Doors & Windows, Interior Finishes, Misc. Specialties, Fire Protection, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Communications, Electronic Safety and Security. Interested participants, minority and local businesses are strongly encouraged to attend. Contact James Clayton at JClayton@rodgersbuilders.com or by phone 704.537.6044 to register for this session.

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PETS & ANIMALS Dogs Weimaraner pups, AKC, dewclaws & tail docked. Ready for homes. $500 ea. 803-960-7506. Toy Bred Dogs: AKC/CKC (m) Pekingese, AKC/CKC (m) ShihTzu. AKC/CKC (f) Carin Terrier. CASH $400 each. Fenced yard no pictures. Shots/dewormed, Alice 803-428-3803

Pets Adult Rabbits 4 Bucks & 6 Does, Different colors, $15 Each 803-469-6228

MERCHANDISE John Felix Nelson 6/14/1920 - 2/4/2010 It has been four years today since God called you home. Our thoughts of you will never leave us, but as we all know God doesn't make mistakes. We love you and miss you. Your Loving Family: Wife, Children, Grands, Great Grands, Sister, Family & Friends

BUSINESS SERVICES Home Improvements Complete Construction 15 yrs in business. Room additions, sun rooms, screen porches, decks, water & termite damage, complete remodels. Licensed & bonded. Call 803-225-2698.

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales 2510 Camden Hwy (Old Camden Rd.) Corner of Four Bridges Rd. Sat. 7AM. Too many items to list.

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GARAGE/MOVING SALE. Sat. 14th June starting at 7:00AM. 20 Jameson Place, 2 Families. Furn., Electronics, microwave, golf equipment, sports equipment, Harley Helmets/gear, clothes, kitchen items, shoes, & lots more

Experienced HVAC service technician and installer needed. Valid drivers license required and drug test required. Benefits available. Please send resumes or detailed information to sheastone80@gmail.com

Opera House Custodian Manager The City of Sumter is seeking qualified applicants. If interested see details at www.sumtersc.gov

Springhill Suites Marriott will be taking applications in person for Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance & Bartending Positions at Candlewood Suites 2541 Broad Street.

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Inside Garage Sale! Sat. June 14th, 7-12 3265 Ashlynn Way, 3 - corner curio cabinets, cedar twin bed, bunk bed, desk, jewelry, plus sz clothes, lots of misc. All clothing 50% off blouses $1, Pants $1.35, Dresses $1.75, Shoes $1. Some items priced separately. Fri & Sat Only. Broad St Thrift Mart, 430 Broad St 580 Pringle Dr. Sat. 6-11AM. New & used clothes, shoes, furniture and more. 527 Laurens Ave Sat 7-11AM. Children &adult clothing, hshld items, toys & more 2770 Sequoia Dr. Sat. 7 am - 11 am. Furniture, movies, electronics, loads of stuff! 1106 Krissy St (Summerton) For The Cancer Foundation Fri 13th & Sat 14th 8am-2pm Large Yard Sale! 3135 Ashlynn Way, Meadowcroft Subd Sat 7 - 12. Cerwin Vega speakers, 90 gal aquarium plus stand, recliner, dishwasher, PLUS size ladies/Men clothes. LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up FLEA MARKET BY SHAW AFB

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Cleaning Out Sale: 4655 Dawn Circle, Sat. 7-11AM. A little bit of everything. Neighborhood 1488 StillWater Stillwater Farms(Lake Marion)Opposite Lori Ln Sat 8-? Too much to list!

For Sale or Trade DAYLILIES: Over 400 varieties Fri. June 13th, Sat. June 14th, 8AM-12. 110 Curtiswood Dr. Sumter Set of used Golf Clubs and bag $10.00. Call 803-469-2689

Moving Sale 1073 Crawford DR Manning Stillwater Farms-Hwy 260 S towards Dam, see signs Sat 8-?

Traditional Dining Room set, Seats 6, China Cabinet. Good condition. New Canopy, medium dog kennel. Pictures available. Call 803-491-4075

1135 Waterway Dr. Sat. 7:00AM - Until. Lots of clothes & misc items.

Hickory Firewood for outside barbeque. 803-666-8078

835 Marigold St. Sat. 7-12. Baby items, clothes, candles, hshld items, knick-knacks, etc. St. Francis Xavier High School Annual yard Sale, 15 School St. Sat. June 14th 7am-1pm. 129 Maney St. Sat 7am-1pm. Furn., large pictures, hshld items, new/used clothes & more. 732 Pringle Dr. Saturday, 7 am - 1 pm. Big yard sale. Misc. items. Small appliances, lots of good stuff!

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EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Full-Time Tennis Administrative Specialist The City of Sumter is seeking qualified applicants. If interested see details at www.sumtersc.gov

Clarendon County School District Three is accepting applications for: Nursing Assistant Applicants must have current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification for the State of South Carolina. Applicants must have current CPR Certification. Applications must be received at the address below by 4 pm on Monday, June 30, 2014. Mail applications to: Connie J. Dennis, Ph.D. Superintendent Clarendon County School District Three P.O. Drawer 270 Turbeville, SC 29162 Clarendon County School District Three is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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 Looking to fill full /part time positions. Must have good credit & computer skills. 803-316-7193. Carolina Healthcare Hospice is seeking PRN RN's in the Sumter, & Florence, Personal Care Assistant in Sumter County. Forward resumes to PO Box 464, Sumter SC 29151 or call 803-774-4377. Experienced HVAC service technician needed. Valid drivers license required and drug test required. Benefits available. Please send resumes to: sheastone80@gmail.com Salesman for busy car lot. Sales experience required. Salary negotiable. Apply in person at 1282 N Lafayette Dr Sumter. No phone calls.

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Circulation Asst. (PT) Evening & weekends. Complete job description and hours available online at www.sumtercountylibrary.org. Apply by June 22nd. Thomas Sumter Academy, in Rembert, SC is seeking applicants for part-time school bus drivers. Requirements are: a CDL license and a copy of your driving record for the last ten years. Please send this information along with a resume to: Susan.hux@thomassumter.org.

Medical Help Wanted CAREGIVER NEEDED Thurs 9am to Sun 9am. Private quarters. Must be able to do stand & pivot transfers & be a non-smoker 478-7434

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

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RENTALS Mobile Home Rentals

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

3BR Mobile Home in Cresent MHP. 1st mo + security dep. Call 803-720-1600 DALZELL Recently Rehab 2BR 1.5BA MH quiet family park, 5 min from SAFB & Sumter, $450 mo. 499-2029 Lv Msg For Rent: Great Bachelor Pad 2BR//2BA. Exc. cond. SW, 1 acre pvt lot. 17 min. from Shaw. Off 15N. No pets, water included. $500//mo + dep. 803-469-0013 (Scenic Lake) 3BR 2BA 16x80. No pets Call 803-499-1500. From 9am- 5pm

Resort Rentals Ocean Lakes 2BR/2BA C/H/A Sleeps 8, near ocean, Also available 6/28-7/5 Call 803-773-2438

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

Homes for Sale FSBO: 19 Palmer Dr. 3 Br, 2 Ba, C/H/A, lg yard, garage, paved driveway. $180K. Call for appt only 803-468-1449 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.

3BR/2BA on Plowden Mill Rd out of Manning. $650/mo + $650/dep. 803-473-3301

Manufactured Housing

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

4BR 32x80 DW w//land for sale. Payments approx. $600/mo. Call 803-236-5953


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Twin $8ea. Full $10ea. Queen $12ea. King $15ea. 29 Progress St. - Sumter 775-8366 Ext. 37 Store Hours 0RQ6DW‡9:30 - 5:00 Closed Sunday

REAL ESTATE Manufactured Housing

BED PILLOWS Standard $4ea. Queen $5ea. King $6ea.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

(2) 3 & 4BR/2BA (Dalzell). Easy Financing. 803-983-8084

Autos For Sale

Land & Lots for Sale Minutes Walmart/Shaw, 1 Ac, Water, Electric, Paved $6,000 cash. 888-774-5720 Dalzell 16.57 acre paved. $2425 dn. $580 mo. 120 mos. $2500 Ac. 888-774-5720.

RECREATION

Boats / Motors 1992 Sea Nymph 24ft Pontoon. 92 Evinrude 115 HP. No trailer. Needs work, $1,150. Call 803-983-8124 1985 13'11 Polar Kraft with 1985 3.5 HP Johnson Motor w/trailer Asking $1100 OBO 803 795-9654

1999 Ford F150 Ext cab, PW, Sunroof, PL. 17' Chrome rims, $3,000 OBO. Call 803-464-3526 2004 Volvo XC-90, (Blue). All power. 3rd row, sunroof. 107k miles. $8,500 OBO. 803-464-3526

New 6 volt Golf Kart Batteries $85.95 + tax and exchange. Group 31 truck batteries $65 + tax and exchange. Dealer Discount. Auto Electric Co. 773-4381.

LEGAL NOTICES

EXTRA LARGE MICROFIBER DRYING MATS $3 each SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR MICROFIBER SHEET SETS

Full $4 per set Queen/King $5 per set

Summons & Notice

Summons & Notice

AMENDED SUMMONS

representing as a class all persons suffering under legal disability and claiming an interest in the property described, THIRD PARTY DEFENDANTS.

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

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

Miscellaneous

2002 Honda Shadow 750, exc. cond, looks great! Lizard running lights $2,400. 803-410-7482.

For Sale By Owner, 10 Acres, 8 miles to Sumter. $55,000. Owner Financing 803-427-3888.

Autos For Sale

Civil Action No.: 2014-CP-43-224 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

(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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SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

Curtis Richardson, Helen Rayon, Sandra Allen, and Cynthia Richardson, PLAINTIFFS, vs. Florence Concrete Products, Inc., DEFENDANT. Florence Concrete Products, Inc., THIRD PARTY PLAINTIFF, vs. Ernest Nelson Washington, Leroy Shepherd, James Shepherd, Leroy Shepherd, Jr., Prescilla Peoples Brock, Doris Shepherd, Jessie Shepherd, Angela Shepherd, Thomas Shepherd, Marilyn Dennis Ragin, Barbara Dennis, Marilyn Dennis, Wesley Dennis, Jr., Kenneth Dennis, Anthony Dennis, Geraldine Dennis, Patricia Dennis, Frances Dennis, Charles Dennis, Curtis Richardson, Helen Richardson Rayon a/k/a Helen Rayon, Sandra Richardson a/k/a Sandra D. Allen, Cynthia Richardson, Larry James Richardson, Cornell Richardson, Jr., and the unknown heirs of any named Defendant herein who is deceased, and John Doe, a fictitious person

TO THE ABOVE NAMED PLAINTIFFS AND THIRD PARTY DEFENDANTS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Answer And Third-Party Complaint (Non-Jury) in this action of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the Said Amended Answer And Third Party Complaint (Non-Jury) on the subscriber at his office, 23 West Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150, within thirty (30) days from the date of service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to answer the Amended Answer and Third-Party Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint

Summons & Notice

you for the relief demanded in said Amended Answer And Third-Party Complaint (Non-Jury). Kenneth R. Young, Jr. Attorney for Defendant, Florence Concrete Products, Inc. 23 West Calhoun Street Sumter, South Carolina 29150 (803) 773-4371

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Amended Summons and Amended Answer And Third-Party Complaint (Non-Jury) in the above entitled action was filed in the Sumter County Clerk of Court's Office, Sumter, South Carolina on April 30, 2014. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that if you fail to answer the Amended Summons and Amended Answer And Third-Party Complaint (Non-Jury) within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against

Debt Notice DEBT NOTICE I will not be responsible for any debts incurred by anyone other than myself. Jane Luther Smith 1120 Cutleaf Drive Sumter, South Carolina 29150

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June 14, 2014