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Adoption Day kicks off opening of judicial center EDITOR’S NOTE: Third Circuit Family Court Judge George M. McFadden invited The Item to sit in on a morning session of the court’s bi-annual Adoption Day on Monday at the new Sumter Judicial Center. Some names in this story have been withheld to protect the children adopted and the parents who now call them their own. BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com Sarah and Joseph Beltz wanted children even before they

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A member of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron stationed at Shaw Air Force Base closely examines a grenade Monday before attempting to disarm it at Goodwill on Broad Street. A worker found the potential explosive while sorting items in a box donated to the store.

Shaw crew disarms potential explosive BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com A training grenade, originally thought to potentially be a live grenade, was found inside a box of donations at the Goodwill store on Broad Street, forcing the evacuation of the business for several hours Monday afternoon. Officers with the Sumter Police Department and Sumter Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly after 2 p.m., finding the

‘Even if it’s a training grenade, it has the potential to be dangerous.’ Charlie McBride potential explosive on a small cinder block wall outside the store. The public safety personnel immediately blocked off the

parking lot of the store while awaiting airmen with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron stationed at Shaw Air Force Base to come dispose of the grenade. After carefully examining the potential ordnance, the Shaw airmen appeared to disarm the triggering mechanism about 3:10 p.m. and departed back to the base with the apparently disarmed device SEE GRENADE, PAGE A10

Officers of Sumter Police Department and Sumter Fire Department firefighters explain where the grenade is located to the ordnance team from Shaw on Monday outside Goodwill on Broad Street.

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BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com The federal government has been granted extra time to respond to recent motions by Tuomey Healthcare System in the civil lawsuit between the two. Last month, Tuomey was found guilty by a 10-person jury of violating both Stark Law and the False Claims Act by collecting more than $39.3 million in fraudulent Medicare claims between 2005 and 2009. As a result of the verdict, the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking more than $237.4 million in damages from the local hospital. Tuomey has since responded to the verdict and the federal government’s request by filing a series of briefs. In one, the local hospital said it should not have to pay the financial penalty because such

an exorbitant amount would be unconstitutional violating both their Fifth Amendment right to due process and their Eighth Amendment protection from cruel and unusual punishment. In another, Tuomey claimed the federal government willingly misled the jury and requested U.S. District Judge Margaret Seymour either reverse the jury’s decision or grant a new trial. With the government’s deadline to respond to Tuomey’s legal motions approaching, federal prosecutors requested an extension from Seymour. They now have until June 24 to SEE TUOMEY, PAGE A10

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Compromise could provide $800M for roads BY SEANNA ADCOX The Associated Press COLUMBIA — Legislators said Monday that a tentative agreement could provide $800 million for road and bridge work across South Carolina without raising taxes. A three-part compromise approved by a panel of House and Senate members would provide up to $141 million in state taxes toward infrastructure in the fiscal year that starts July 1. The legislation says $50 million would go to the State Infrastructure Bank to fund major projects through borrowing. Up to $50 million from the current year’s surplus would go to-

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ward bridge repair. The proposal also transfers $41 million from the state sales tax on vehicles to the Department of Transportation for repairing secondary roads, representing half of the money that the tax — capped at $300 per vehicle — puts in the general fund. Borrowing and federal highway matches could push the total to more than $798 million. The Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders agree the infrastructure compromise was critical for reaching an agreement on the overall budget for 2013-14. Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler called it an unbelievable start to-

ward addressing the state’s infrastructure needs. “It’s certainly more than people conceived we could do in the first year and gives us momentum moving forward,” said Setzler, D-West Columbia. Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, called it a bipartisan effort that helps all areas of the state by repairing rural roads and interstates while also providing construction jobs. He stressed it does so without raising taxes or fees, generally an unpopular idea in this deeply red state. In her State of the State address, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley called funding infrastructure critical to the state’s economic development but promised

to veto anything that raised the state’s 16-cents-per-gallon fuel tax, unchanged since 1987. Her spokesman was noncommittal on Monday’s compromise. “The governor has not hesitated to voice her strong support for strengthening infrastructure with funds we have available now,” said spokesman Rob Godfrey. “She is going to take a close look at the state budget as soon as the General Assembly sends it to her.” Last year, the Department of Transportation estimated needing $1.5 billion yearly during the next 20 years just to bring state-maintained roads to “good” condition.

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Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, was recently named the 2013 House of Representatives Legislator of the Year by the South Carolina Human Service Providers Association. From left are Jimmy Burton, chairman of the SCHSPA and executive director of Burton Center; Beverly Buscemi, state director of SCDDSN; Rep. Smith; and Deborah Smith, executive director of the Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. The South Carolina Human Service Providers Association consists of 43 members and 8,000 employees serving more than 30,000 people with intellectual disabilities, autism, brain injury and spinal cord injuries in South Carolina.

Student to attend leadership seminar Carter Dwight, a student at Wilson Hall, is among 130 South Carolina sophomores and more than 6,000 global sophomores that have been selected to attend the South Carolina Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar Friday through Sunday at Erskine College. Students are chosen based upon a history of demonstrated leadership and potential for continued leadership growth, states the HOBY news release. For more information, email schobyorg@ gmail.org.

Talk on district policy revisions begins today The Policy and Procedures Subcommittees of the Sumter School District Board of Trustees will begin discussing possible revisions to the district’s policies at its meeting today. Set for discussion are potential changes for the sections in the district’s policy manual regarding foundations and basic commitments, support services and facilities planning and development. Any suggested changes to the district’s policies made by the subcommittees must ultimately be approved by the full board of trustees. The three subcommittees are each made up of 15 local citizens and are chaired by a single member of the board’s policy and procedures committee, either the Rev. Ralph W. Canty Sr., Karen Michalik or the Rev. Daryl McGhaney. The subcommittee is planning on holding monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. Today’s meeting will be at the district headquarters on Wilson Hall Road at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

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Police field calls about counterfeit money BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com In the past two weeks, the Sumter Police Department has gotten many of calls concerning fake $20 bills. “We started getting a couple of response calls from like McDonald’s and Walmart,” said Deputy Chief Alvin Holston. “They’d run across it balancing their cash drawers for the evening.” The more than a dozen cases of counterfeit currency have also occurred at convenience stores such as

Kangaroo, he said. These incidents have taken place at various business locations across the city and county. The suspects passing these bills have also varied in description from location to location, according to a Monday news release. Detectives have been in contact with the U.S. Secret Service, who will provide assistance in the investigation. “That is common practice when dealing with currency,” Holston said. “We have a strong working rela-

tionship with them.” The department urges business owners and their employees to closely examine any questionable currency. • Compare the texture of the bill to other bills of the same denomination. Genuine currency has slightly raised ink that is extremely difficult to simulate. • Look for discrepancies in the portrait, seals or border as compared to other bills of the same denomination. • Look for the watermark, security thread and colored fibers in the paper.

• Examine the serial number on the bill making sure they are evenly spaced and do not differ in color from that on the Treasury Seal. • Use a counterfeit detector pen. • Notify law enforcement if you suspect you have received a counterfeit bill. For more information on identifying counterfeit currency go to www.secretservice.gov/know_your_money. shtml. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

Forum focuses on early black lawmen FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lincoln High School Alumni Association Preservation Society will present its second forum on the history and culture of blacks in Sumter from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The program at the Lincoln High School Building will focus on the role of the early black law enforcement officers in Sumter. A panel of those trailblaz-

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Future forums will include discussions on “Desegregation of the Public Library,” “The Safety Patrol Trip” to Washington, D.C. in 1956, and “The Osceola McKaine Story.” These forums will be held on the third Thursday of each month on the Lincoln campus. These forums are being sponsored by the Lincoln High School Alumni Association Preservation Society as

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Blaze McKenzie Brown, 20, and Jessie James Brown, 18, both of 5360 Ray Lane, Dalzell, were arrested Thursday and charged with breaking and entering an auto, financial transaction card theft, financial transaction card fraud and petite larceny. On Tuesday, Blaze Brown reportedly broke into four vehicles in the 700 block of Bay Springs Drive, the 600 block of Sierra Street and the 2200 block of Toxoway Drive. An ATM card was stolen from one of the vehicles and used at several gas stations. On Thursday, both suspects reportedly broke into three vehicles in the 3100 block of Widman Drive, and the 2500 block of Indigo Drive, valued at a total of $2,600. They also reportedly stole items valued at $1,385 from the yard of a home in the 300 block of Loring Mill Road. Derek John Foy, 23, of 681 Caroland Road, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal domestic violence. About 5 p.m., Foy and his 20-yearold girlfriend were reportedly driving on Broad Street when they got into an argument over use of the car. When the woman attempted to take the keys from Foy, he reportedly punched and slapped her, causing a cut on her lip. The woman then reportedly hit him back. When they stopped in the 1100 block of Broad Street, the woman called police while Foy reportedly fled on foot, but he was arrested a short while later.

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Mike Dellinger of Dellinger Mini-Farm and The Farm Store, speaks to customers at the Sumter Downtown Market on Saturday. One of several vendors to take advantage of the summer market, Dellinger sold vegetables, fresh-cut meat and ice cream at the market on East Liberty Street.

Emily Littleton, age 2, sits in her stroller and watches older siblings Abby Littleton, 7, and Bishop Littleton, 9, play with hoola-hoops at the market.

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About 5:25 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was walking in the 100 block of Byrd Street when a 14-year-old boy reportedly shot him with an air pistol, hitting the older boy on the chin, stomach and thigh and causing visible welts on his chin and stomach. The boy’s mother declined medical treatment. STOLEN PROPERTY:

A black metal 5-by-12foot utility trailer and two three-and-a-half-ton airconditioning units sitting on the trailer were reportedly stolen from the 700 block of Bultman Drive between 8 p.m. May 16 and 7 a.m. May 20. The items are valued at $6,250. A white 1999 Ford Extended Cab F-150 was reportedly stolen from the 1200 block of Broad Street between 3:50 and 3:53 p.m. Thursday. The keys were reportedly left in the driver’s seat with the windows rolled down. The car is valued at $6,150. A brown 1991 Ford Explorer was reportedly stolen from the first block of Andrena Drive between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. The car is valued at $1,500. Two TVs and a Wii video game system were reported stolen from the 400 block of Ridgeway Street at 8:03 a.m. Thursday. The items are valued at $760. A garden tiller and air compressor were reported stolen from the 1500 block of Kingsbury Drive at 10:08 a.m. Thursday. The items are valued at $700. A PlayStation3 and five video games were reported stolen from the first block of Sally Street at 10:29 a.m. Thursday. The items are valued at $500.

Crowds take in the sights, smells and tastes of the market on Saturday. The downtown market will be open on East Liberty Street from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday through September.

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs BY LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by The Associated Press. They call for requiring women and men to meet the same physical and mental standards to quality for certain infantry, armor, commando and other front-line positions across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel re-

viewed the plans and has ordered the services to move ahead. The move, expected to be announced today, follows revelations of a startling number of sexual assaults in the armed forces. Earlier this year, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said the sexual assaults might be linked to the longstanding ban on women serving in combat because the disparity between the roles of men and women creates separate classes of personnel — male “warriors� versus the rest of the force. While the sexual assault problem is more complicated than that, he said, the disparity has created a psychology that lends itself to disrespect for women.

ADOPTIONS from Page A1 have it any other way.� The Beltzes were one of 17 families planning to finalize adoptions on Monday at the county’s new all-purpose courthouse, a building that now serves as home to family, general sessions and common pleas courts for the 3rd Judicial Circuit in Sumter County. Third Circuit Family Court Judge George M. McFaddin Jr. said he thought a good use of the building’s first official day of business would be to hold “the only day in family court where everyone leaves happy.� “It’s important that we have these days so that we can give these children homes instead of simple placements within the system,� McFaddin said. He holds Adoption Day twice each year in Sumter County, once in the summer and again in the fall, “to address the delays in adoptions being made final in this region of the state.� “Otherwise, a family requests a hearing date and waits until that day comes,� McFaddin said. “With the size of some counties, it takes a while to get to court.� Department of Social Services assistant general counsel Gwen Babb said Adoption Day, which is also held in other venues across

Under the schedules military leaders delivered to Hagel, the Army will develop standards by July 2015 to allow women to train and potentially serve as Rangers, and qualified women could begin training as Navy SEALS by March 2016 if senior leaders agree. Military leaders have suggested bringing senior women from the officer and enlisted ranks into special forces units first to ensure that younger, lower-ranking women have a support system to help them get through the transition. The Navy intends to open up its Riverine force and begin training women next month, with the goal of assigning women to the units by October. While not part of the special operations forces, the

earlier this year. “I saw there was something in him that needed to be loved,� she said. “I wanted to keep him and raise him as my own.� The boy’s biological parents, according to attorney Joe Ann Calvy, were long out of the picture. And Babb said Shevell was unusual as he’d been adopted before. “Without saying too much, that adoptive parent’s rights were relinquished,� Babb said. “It’s not a typical situation. But I believe that the adoption he had today is in his best interest. I think he will do better in that environment.� Like Trudia, the Beltzes just recently had their final placement fairly recently after first meeting Azzy twice in January. Babb said some families wait years before their adoption is

the state, allows families from any South Carolina county to petition the court for their hearings. “We have had people come to Sumter from Greenville, but (Monday) we mostly (had) from within the circuit (Williamsburg, Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties) and a few from Florence and Richland counties,� Babb said. “The furthest away came from Lexington.� Sarah and Joseph, an accountant, came from northeast Columbia. Trudia M. came from Kingstree to finalize her adoption of 10-year-old Shevell, who changed his birth name after the proceeding. Trudia said the boy came to her for the first time in 2008, and a final placement was made

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finalized. One woman from Williamsburg County, who asked not to be identified, adopted three children she’d fostered for nine years. “I treat them as my own natural children,� she said. “My (older) natural children treat them like they’re my own. We’ve had them for most of their lives. We love them.� Babb said the adoptive families that were created Monday started out many different ways. Some start off as licensed foster families who decide they want to legally adopt the children in their care; others are prospective parents like Sarah and Joseph Beltz who simply want to adopt outright. “We have families that only want to be foster families,� Babb said. Another woman from Florence adopted two children originally placed with her in 2008.

bers, but the services would have to defend such decisions to top Pentagon leaders. Army officials plan to complete gender-neutral standards for the Ranger course by July 2015. Army Rangers are one of the service’s special operations units, but many soldiers who go through Ranger training and wear the coveted tab on their shoulders never actually serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. To be considered a true Ranger, soldiers must serve in the regiment. In January, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey signed an order that wiped away generations of limits on where and how women could fight for their country.

Those children left her care in April 2012 to be placed for adoption with another family. The two boys now call the Florence woman “Mom.� Babb said that many times a foster parent will care for a child for years before that child is placed for adoption with another family. “Things change and that foster parent realizes they want these children with them legally and completely,� Babb said. She said any of the adoptions that make it to the big day always start with original parental rights begin terminated. “They can be terminated many ways,� Babb said. “The parents can fail to visit the child in foster care, fail to support the child or even fail to remove the conditions that led to the child being removed

from their care in the first place.� “An important part of these proceedings (Monday) is that these kids have been through so much by the time they get here,� Babb continued. “This helps them find their forever homes.� Along with those homes, the children frequently get new names, new birth certificates and even new Social Security numbers. Most importantly, Babb said they get a loving, stable parent-child relationship. And Sarah and Joseph Beltz have prayed many times for that relationship. “I think adoption is the perfect picture of true love,� Sarah said. “We hope to be a part of an Adoption Day very soon in the future.� Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.

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Orangeburg teen drives car he was born in ORANGEBURG (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Graduation is a happy time for everyone, but Timmerson and Alice Johnson say they have more reason to rejoice than most folks. Their son, Austin Shperry Johnson, graduated from Edisto High School this year. He plans to study graphic design at the Art Institute in Charleston. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also thinking about going into the U.S. Air Force. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m real proud of him,â&#x20AC;? Alice said. In a lot of ways, Austinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a typical boy, according to Alice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a while he was into sports,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then he decided he wanted to devote all his time to studying.â&#x20AC;? And then along came video games. Graduation is a milestone she thought Austin might never reach. He came three months early. He weighed two pounds and eight ounces and he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t breathing, she said. Timmerson was rushing Alice from their home in Cope to the Regional Medical Center when they realized the baby wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to wait much longer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were nowhere near the hospital and I thought: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to make it,â&#x20AC;? Alice said. Timmerson pulled into a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driveway and shouted for her to call 911. But the emergency service

Farm bill could hinge on dairy vote WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Approval of a massive farm bill â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the cost of a gallon of milk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; could hinge on a proposed new dairy program the House is expected to vote on this week. An overhaul of dairy policy and a new insurance program for dairy farmers included in the farm bill have passionately divided farm-state lawmakers. Most importantly, it has caused a rift between House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota. The farm bill, which the House is scheduled to consider this week, sets policy for farm and nutrition programs, including food stamps. House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., will need Boehner and Peterson to bring in votes from the moderate wing of each party if the bill is to pass. Many conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, especially those from districts with little agriculture, are expected to vote against it due to concerns over cuts to food stamps. The proposed dairy program would do away with current price supports and allow farmers to purchase a new kind of insurance that pays out when the gap between the price they receive for milk and their feed costs narrows. The program is voluntary, but farmers who participate also would have to sign up for a stabilization program that could dictate production cuts when oversupply drives down prices. The idea is to break the cycle in which milk prices drop and farmers produce more to pay their bills, flooding the market and forcing prices down further. Peterson wrote the proposed dairy policy, which Boehner last year compared to communism. Boehner is backing an amendment by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Virginia Republican Robert Goodlatte, which would scale it back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m caught between two raging bulls in a pasture,â&#x20AC;? Lucas joked as he lobbied colleagues to vote for his farm bill last week. Peterson said the stabilization program would prevent a recurrence of what happened in 2009, when many dairy producers went out of business after they were hit hard by a combination of low milk prices and high feed costs. He says the market partially stabilized because the shuttered dairies meant less supply, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see that happen again.

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Austin Shperry Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1994 Honda Civic has taken him everywhere in life, from birth to high school. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father delivered him in the back of the vehicle in an event that made the TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rescue 911.â&#x20AC;?

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to get there in time, and Timmerson delivered the baby, who took one breath and gave a quick yelp. Then he quit breathing. The emergency dispatcher coached Timmerson over the phone and talked him through doing the CPR procedure on his tiny son. Timmerson prayed, blew gently into the tiny mouth and pressed on the chest as the dispatcher told him. Austin let out a terrific scream and Timmerson knew his son would live. By time he was 3 months old, Austin had made his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name known across the country. The CBS

television show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rescue 911,â&#x20AC;? re-enacted the story of his birth. Today, Austin drives the 1994 Honda Civic he was born in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just look at the back seat every day,â&#x20AC;? he said. The kids at school get a kick out of the story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I go to school with a couple of cousins, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bring it up in class,â&#x20AC;? Austin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just laugh.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard the tale of his birth from his parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They tell me about it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty amazing,â&#x20AC;? he said. As Austin begins to move on with his life, Alice says she dreads seeing him leave, but is happy that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthy and able to move forward.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m kind of hesitant about him going off to school, and really uneasy about going into the service, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his decision,â&#x20AC;? she said. She feels so blessed that Austin is healthy, Alice said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back then, I was so worried that he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to make it,â&#x20AC;? she said. You hear of so many problems premature babies can have, but Austin has no real health issues, just a few problems with allergies, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were so blessed.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just thank God for being in our lives and helping us to get him to the point where he is now,â&#x20AC;? Alice said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just thankful and grateful.â&#x20AC;?

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40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN DOUBLE DUTCH LEAGUE WORLD INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RIGHT: Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MLK Force work on their freestyle routine Saturday morning. The 40th anniversary of the American Double Dutch League World Championship was celebrated with intense competition Friday and Saturday at the Sumter County Civic Center on West Liberty Street.

TFY Double Dutch Force from Columbia jump in the doubles freestyle competition.

Jazz It Up from New York, above, and a team from Japan, right, compete in the freestyle competition.

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Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law is illegal WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; States canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally. The justicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7-2 ruling closes the door on states independently changing the requirements for those using the voter-registration form produced under the federal â&#x20AC;&#x153;motor voterâ&#x20AC;? registration law. They would need permission from a federally created panel, the Election Assistance Commission, or a federal court ruling overturning the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, to make tougher requirements stick. Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s majority opinion, said federal law â&#x20AC;&#x153;precludes Arizona from requiring a federal form applicant to submit information beyond that required by the form itself.â&#x20AC;? Voting rights advocates welcomed the ruling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision sends a strong message that states cannot block their citizens from registering to vote by superimposing burdensome paperwork requirements on top of federal law,â&#x20AC;? said Nina Perales, vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Supreme Court has affirmed that all U.S. citizens have the right to register to vote using the national postcard, regardless of the state in which they live.â&#x20AC;?

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Police chief takes criminals to task online idents the department serves. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s among the most-liked local law enforcement pages in the country, trailing only New York, Boston and Philadelphia police, according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Center for Social Media. Not bad for a guy who initially hoped maybe 500 locals would pay attention when he noticed other businessesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pages and decided to start his own three years ago. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Facebook posting, May 16, 2013: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I call criminals mopes. I do not comment on them being ugly, smelly or otherwise beauty impaired ... even though some are. I do not comment on their education, social status, color, sex, origin or who they marry. I care about crime and character. If you come to Brimfield and commit a crime we are all going to talk about it. The easiest way to not be called a criminal is to not be one. It is not calculus.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ The chief loves justice, Westerns and dogs. John Wayne and Abraham Lincoln peer out from frames on the gray walls of Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, where the 45-year-old chats with anyone who stops by. His Facebook messages extend that open-door policy online for conversations about road closures, charity events, lost pets and whatever else crosses his mind. Some are serious, such as salutes to slain officers and updates during school

KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press KENT, Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201D; If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up to no good in this pocket of northeast Ohio, especially in a witless way, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re risking not only jail time or a fine but a swifter repercussion with a much larger audience: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in for a social media scolding from police Chief David Oliver and some of his small departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 49,000 Facebook fans. And Oliver does not mince words. In postings interspersed with community messages and rants, the Brimfield Township chief takes to task criminals and other neâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er-do-wells â&#x20AC;&#x201D; his preferred term is â&#x20AC;&#x153;mopes,â&#x20AC;? appropriated from police TV shows and an old colleague who used it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for the stupid, the lazy and the outright unlawful. Even an illconsidered parking choice can spur a Facebook flogging. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you use a handicapped space and you jump out of the vehicle, all healthy-like, as if someone is dangling free cheeseburgers on a stick, expect people to stare at you and get angry,â&#x20AC;? Oliver wrote last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are milking the system and it aggravates those of us who play by the rules. Ignoring us does not make you invisible. We see you, loser.â&#x20AC;? His humor, sarcasm and blunt opinion fueled a tenfold increase in the Facebook pageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likes in the past year, bringing the total to more than four times the 10,300 res-

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Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver, in Kent, Ohio, uses the reach of his departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasingly followed Facebook page to interact with residents and comment on criminals.

threat investigations. Others are light-hearted, like the attempt to find an escaped swineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner with an unusual APB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an â&#x20AC;&#x153;All-Pig Bulletinâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or his promise to â&#x20AC;&#x153;ticketâ&#x20AC;? child bicyclists with coupons for free ice cream if they wear helmets. And, of course, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime. One posting berates a man accused of physically assaulting a woman and two children. In another, Oliver suggests that hiding near an occupied police K-9 vehicle wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a shoplifting suspectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smartest move. Resident Mark Mosley, a daily reader, said he likes such â&#x20AC;&#x153;humorous arrest storiesâ&#x20AC;? best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those things, like you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix stupid,â&#x20AC;? Mosley said. His officers and others say the online character of the chief, a big, beefy guy, matches real life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is definitely a very

large personality. It kind of goes with his size,â&#x20AC;? local fire Chief Robert Keller said. Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15-person department handles more than 13,000 calls for service annually and deals largely with arrests for driving violations, thefts and drug crimes by outof-towners. Arrests in those crime categories dropped last year but are trending upward again, and Oliver says it would take more time to determine whether the Facebook messages are having an impact. Occasionally, his rants cover topics far outside his jurisdiction, among them the Boston Marathon bombings and the high-profile rape case from Steubenville in eastern Ohio. He rarely mentions names but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy from addressing specific suspects or brands of criminals.

â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ July 31, 2012: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Father or Mother Meth Cooks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have lost your mind. What in hell are you thinking when you make the decision to cook meth with your child in the house? You have violated the very basic principle of being a parent, which is the safety of your child. I am fed up with watching it and also with being concerned with the longterm effects of what you have exposed YOUR child to.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ The word is out even among mopes, a few of whom have told Oliver they read his updates. During a March traffic stop with several drug-related arrests, one suspect overheard Oliver being called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chiefâ&#x20AC;? and, after connecting the dots, requested not to be mentioned on the page, police said. Oliver didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t oblige. His postings, also republished to the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twitter account, spur dozens or hundreds of comments from as far away as Australia or Germany. Some praise the department. Others say Oliver uses work time inappropriately for Facebook or criticize him for discussing suspects in a public forum. (His response: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public record.) Oliver welcomes the discussion and deletes comments only if they use profanity or refer to police in highly offensive language. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He totally connects

with our community, except the people that he arrests,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Kostensky, one of the trustees who picked Oliver as chief in 2004. Departments such as Brimfield that engage readers and reply tend to see more activity on their police pages compared with those that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, said Nancy Kolb, who runs the IACP Center for Social Media. The center tracks the popularity of law enforcement on Facebook and Twitter. Oliver says his updates provide accountability and transparency about police work. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a believer that people can change. He says that he had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;very thinâ&#x20AC;? line between good and bad when he was younger and that he might have become a mope if not for grandparents who let him watch only â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Waltons,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Gunsmokeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Andy Griffith Showâ&#x20AC;? on TV. He said the latter was the biggest influence on his career because he admires the respectful, plain-spoken sheriff played by Griffith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just always thought, you know, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good way to handle things,â&#x20AC;? Oliver says.

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To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab? NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery. Her cystic fibrosis was threatening her life, and her case spurred a debate on how to allocate donor organs. Lungs and other organs for transplant are scarce. But what if there were another way? What if you could grow a custommade organ in a lab? It sounds incredible. But just a three-hour drive from the Philadelphia hospital where Sarah got her transplant, another little girl is benefiting from just that sort of technology. Two years ago, Angela Irizarry of Lewisburg, Pa., needed a crucial blood vessel. Researchers built her one in a laboratory, using cells from her own bone marrow. Today the 5-year-old sings, dances and dreams of becoming a firefighter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a doctor. Growing lungs and other organs for transplant is still in the future, but scientists are working toward that goal. In North Carolina, a 3-D printer builds prototype kidneys. In several labs, scientists study how to build on the internal scaffolding of hearts, lungs, livers and kidneys of people and pigs to make custom-made implants. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the dream scenario: A patient donates cells, either from a biopsy

Dr. Anthony Atala recently holds the â&#x20AC;&#x153;scaffoldingâ&#x20AC;? for a human kidney created by a 3-D printer in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The university is experimenting with various ways to create replacement organs for human implantation. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | America is crumbling before our eyes We need a guiding light. Scandals within our government today are overwhelming it seems. And I use the word government with a straight tongue; it has been going on far to long, and it crosses the divide of political parties. Republicans and Democrats are equally responsible for the environment in which our government operates. As I contemplate each scandal that is in the news today, I try to figure out if one scandal is worse than another. And by golly, it is awfully hard to determine the worst of the worst. Thinking of the most prevalent in the daily news — I see the State Department, Benghazi, IRS, EPA, DOJ and now spying on American citizens without consent. As I examine each scandal with an open mind to determine how bad it is, I find myself asking one question: Have we given up our rights for security? Fast and Furious within the DOJ was not only a covert operation, but it was one with great cover-up that cost unknown lives. And it is the fact that innocent lives were lost that seems to be the biggest crime one could dream of. The cost of freedom comes at great peril. However, inadvertent loss of innocence due to political reasons is the real crime. What life exists when not snuffed out, it is reduced by the capture of freedoms. I submit that when our privacy and the freedoms granted by a higher power no longer exists, then America is crumbling. When the IRS can dictate what freedoms one has despite the ideal of equal justice, we see America crumbling before our very eyes. When the State Department can cover up its own scandals with rejection of truth that is owed the American people, America is crumbling before our very eyes. When four innocent lives were lost in Benghazi without regard to the truth as to why, America is crumbling before our very eyes. When our privacy of phone calls and emails fails to be private due to the government spying and prying, then America is crumbling before our very eyes. WINFRED WILLIAMS Sumter Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350-word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Item’s website, www.theitem.com.

Consideration counts at drive-thrus Re: “Be considerate of others on the highway of life” letter by Glenn Harrell, Sunday, June 16: You go Glenn Harrell. I agree with you 100 percent. I see this during my travels also, such as on a ride home from a long day in Charleston the other day. I see this in other areas of our Highway of Life, i.e., the bank drive-thru line. Maybe all banks have taken down the sign that says “Limit transactions to three minutes” because hardly anyone limited their transactions to three minutes anyway and the bank tellers were too nice to tell them to come inside after getting the tube from a customer. I always seem to get in that line just as I get behind traffic going less than the speed limit in both lanes. Also, let’s mention fast food restaurant drive-thru windows. And I am sure this arises from my older age of 58 that I have a hard time with this, for one the slow, slow orders in front of me, and also not being able to hear or understand the person talking through the headset by the sign where you order. And then once you repeat your order several times to make sure they get it right (and still don’t), then they are not very friendly when you get to the first window to pay and the second window to pick up the wrong order. I have thought about writing all fast food restaurant managers in the area to let them know that they need to let their employees know part of their job is to be pleasant to the customers and not act like they could care less if they have a job or not. I have driven out of my way to go to a fast food restaurant where I know they are pleasant. And I let them know they have been pleasant. So Glenn Harrell, you are not alone on the Highway of Life, and I always pray for God to help me be that patient person and also not the one in the left lane driving too slow nor that one that woke up on the wrong side of the bed. But I do ask God to give me patience and understanding for all people. Thank you, God, that you do give me that patience. I have always told my kids to be kind to others and to kill them with kindness even if they are not kind to you. It pays off in the end, and now I will also teach them to not be the slow one in the left lane. I pray I will be going down the Highway of Life for a long time even if it is slow, but in the right lane. P.J. HOWELL Sumter

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ASHINGTON — At a party a few years ago, a young reporter bounded over to my cluster of social nodders and, with the breathlessness of a born tweeter, chirped: “What’s the new hot thing?!” Without disturbing my mascara, I replied: “Anonymity.” She looked befuddled. I continued: “To be Googled and to have nothing turn up. That’s hot.” Too late, alas, even then. In these post-Snowden days, the notion of anonymity is ludicrous. But so it has been for some time, though recent disclosures bring pause even to the habitually inured. It is one thing for Mrs. McQueen and Mrs. Harry G. Brown, my elderly dowager neighbors from childhood, to spy on each other through their porch screen doors. It is another for the National Security Agency to compile records of one’s phone calls. Oh, for the days when Mrs. McQueen trumpeted gleefully: “I saw you eating that apple pie!” While Americans bemoan their loss of privacy — and allow me to ululate right along with you — it is helpful to recall our own role in this gradual process of, shall we say, regurgitative knowingness. That is, our apparent willingness to show-and-tell every little thing in the quest to be known. Fame and Celebrity are by comparison higher callings than whatever compels strangers to display, say, their tongues (or other points of anatomical interest) in the public forum of social media. These acts of baboonery, not so feigned after all, are unsubtly reminiscent of chimpanzees who, unconsciously aware of the camera’s hostile intrusion, try to offend it with grimaces, grins and lingual extrusions.

Now, suddenly we’re offended that national security operatives are following our behavior patterns? Cue Cheetah’s laugh track. Whether Edward Snowden, the self-admiring 29-year-old who decided to save us from ourselves if not our enemies, is hero or villain will keep us amused until time tells. Most likely he’s a hybrid of the two, the heroic concentrated mostly in his having spawned an urgent and overdue debate about the costs of privacy in the service of security. Meanwhile, Kathleen Americans are PARKER scrambling to read Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” the subject of my high school thesis. One of my more ironic literary friends called to recite Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” scene wherein another famous Snowden, mortally wounded, literally spills his guts. Early infatuation with Huxley and other prescient writers — George Orwell’s Big Brother seems suddenly cuddly — made me rationally paranoid, yes, but mostly aware of the tyranny of caring. It comes gently at first — we only want to protect you — but soonish becomes oppressive. Distracted by our gadgets, we hardly notice until a Snowden materializes. We love Google Earth because we can see our very own houses on our very own laptop screens. Wow. But who else is watching? When I visited then-Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson at his post-9/11 “Command Center” — a vast room filled with gigantic plasma screens and computer arsenals manned by military personnel — he pointed to my South Carolina office

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DISTRICT 6 Larry Blanding Chairman P.O. Box 1446 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-8518 (home) DISTRICT 7 Eugene Baten Vice chairman P.O. Box 3193 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-0815 (home) SUMTER CITY COUNCIL MAYOR Joseph T. McElveen Jr. 20 Buford Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-0382 jmcelveen@sumter-sc.com WARD 1 Thomas J. Lowery 829 Legare St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-9298 WARD 2 Ione Dwyer P.O. Box 1492 Sumter, SC 29151 803-481-4284

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WARD 3 Calvin K. Hastie Sr. 810 South Main St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 774-7776 WARD 4 Charlie Burns 422 W. Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-8859 WARD 5 Robert Galiano 608 Antlers Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 469-0005 WARD 6 David Merchant 26 Paisley Park Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-1086

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building on one of the screens. I asked Thompson if he could tell me whether my assistant was there. “Not yet, but soon,” he said. Fast forward to the set of CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” a couple of years ago when I asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt what options were available to people (like me) who might find his “Street View” a little creepy. “You can just move,” he said. Well, no, you can’t. There’s no habitable place left on the planet where one can move to escape the data stalkers. Speaking of which, a peeve more personally concerning than whether Edward Snowden discovers where I get my tasteful highlights — or, as the Obama campaign mastered, which candidate I might support given my proclivity for same. Online shopping. Take one little tiny peek at an item of even remote interest and you are owned by The Thing. Once I Googled a purse that, turned out, cost $1,200. I moved along. Not so fast, hissed the serpent. A full year later, I’m reading about immigration reform and suddenly the $1,200 purse slithers into view, imprinting my brain with temptation I didn’t invite. But, yes, I did. I Googled. I oogled. And, though I resisted, I am henceforth captive to an automated data pimp. Know this: Whatever you have done online is known. Whatever you will do will be known. And thanks to me, not even Mrs. McQueen and Mrs. Harry G. Brown, bless their dear, departed hearts, can ever be anonymous. Or hot.

Rep. Murrell Smith Jr., R-Sumter District 67 P.O. Box 580 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 778-2471 Fax: (803) 778-1643 Columbia: (803) 734-3042 murrellsmith@schouse.gov Rep. J. David Weeks, D-Sumter District 51 2 Marlborough Court Sumter, SC 29154 (803) 775-5856 Columbia: (803) 734-3102 Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington District 29 1216 Salem Road Hartsville, SC 29550 (843) 339-3000 Columbia: (803) 212-6148 Sen. Kevin L. Johnson, D-Manning District 36 P.O. Box 156, Manning, 29102 (803) 435-8117 Columbia: (803) 212-6108

Sen. J. Thomas McElveen, III D-Sumter District 35 P. O. Box 57, Sumter, 29151 (803) 775-1263 Columbia: (803) 212-6132 NATIONAL LAWMAKERS Rep. Mick Mulvaney — 5th District 1207 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5501 531-A Oxford Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 327-1114 Rep. Jim Clyburn — 6th District 319 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3315 1703 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 799-1100 jclyburn@hr.house.gov Sen. Lindsey Graham U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5972 FAX (202) 224-1189 101 East Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 250-1417

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TUOMEY from Page A1 reply to Tuomey’s argument that penalties should not be awarded in the case and until July 1 to respond to the local hospital’s request for a new trial. Once all the motions and replies regarding the recent trial have been filed, Seymour is expected to likely hold a hearing between the two parties before making her ruling. The lawsuit between Tuomey and the government is now nearly eight years old, having gone to trial on two separate occasions. On both occasions, the Sumter hospital was accused of signing 19 local doctors to lucrative part-time contracts in 2005 in order to ensure they would continue to receive the

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referral fees associated with those physicians’ procedures. Paying doctors with a portion of the referral fees a hospital receives creates an illegal kickback under Medicare law, and the government was seeking to recover all of the Medicare claims Tuomey had filed between 2005 and 2009 for procedures performed by these physicians. Although the contracts made no mention of referral fees, by signing the doctors to agreements that paid well above fair market value, the government argued Tuomey had done just that. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 7741201.

GRENADE from Page A1 about 45 minutes later. Officers with Shaw’s public affairs office said upon returning to the base, the EOD airmen identified the ordnance as an M21 grenade, designed to have the appearance and feel of the MK II, the most common fragmentation grenade used during World War II. According to Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston, the device was taken the EOD range, where a block of C4 explosive was used to dispose of the training ordnance. Kim Sipe, store manager for the Broad Street location, said about 40 people were inside the store when about 2 p.m. one of her employees located the potential explosive device while going through a box of recently dropped-off donations. The employee alerted store management, Sipe said, which included Charlie McBride, the company’s director of workforce development of the Lower Midlands area. McBride, a military veteran with grenade training, said he examined the device and said it had the weight and feel of a live grenade. “Even if it’s a training grenade, it has the potential to be dangerous,” McBride said. One of the store’s employees immediately removed the device from inside the store, placing it on the small cinder block wall outside as Sipe called law enforcement and began evacu-

ating the building. Once the potential grenade was removed from the Broad Street location by Shaw personnel, local law enforcement officers entered the store and seized the box in which the grenade was found. Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark had no further details on the incident Monday afternoon but cautioned the public from moving a device they come across if they think it could be an explosive. “If anybody comes across any device that looks, has numbers on it, or maybe thinks it’s some sort of ordnance from the military, don’t move it,” Roark said. “Leave it in place, notify law enforcement and then evacuate. And then we’ll make a determination on what type of a device it is.” Meanwhile, McBride pointed out that while the nonprofit organization is dependent upon donations from the public, he hoped the incident would illustrate the need for discretion. “You never know what you’re going to get, but you would hope some folks would have some common sense and that they would be thinking about the safety of everyone and not just getting rid of something you don’t need,” McBride said. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 7741201.

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TONIGHT

90°

WEDNESDAY 85°

THURSDAY 85°

FRIDAY

71° 66°

Mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm or two

67°

66°

68°

Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms

Clouds and sun with a couple of t-storms

An afternoon thunderstorm possible

Winds: SW 6-12 mph

Winds: SW 4-8 mph

Winds: SW 6-12 mph

Winds: NE 4-8 mph

Winds: E 4-8 mph

Winds: E 4-8 mph

Chance of rain: 60%

Chance of rain: 65%

Chance of rain: 65%

Chance of rain: 25%

Chance of rain: 30%

Chance of rain: 30%

Partly sunny

Clouds and sun with a t-storm possible

Full Sumter through 4 p.m. yesterday

Gaffney 85/67 Spartanburg 85/68

Temperature High ............................................... 88° Low ................................................ 67° Normal high ................................... 88° Normal low ..................................... 66° Record high ..................... 101° in 1981 Record low ......................... 52° in 1961

Greenville 84/67

Bishopville 90/70

24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ............ trace Month to date .............................. 4.02" Normal month to date ................. 2.97" Year to date ............................... 22.70" Normal year to date .................. 20.59"

Full 7 a.m. 24-hr pool yest. chg 360 358.06 +0.07 76.8 76.30 +0.03 75.5 75.06 -0.11 100 97.15 -0.13

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

Full pool 12 19 14 14 80 24

City Aiken Asheville Athens Augusta Beaufort Cape Hatteras Charleston Charlotte Clemson Columbia

Today Hi/Lo/W 88/70/t 78/62/t 86/68/t 88/70/t 91/76/t 84/74/t 90/76/t 84/66/t 84/69/t 90/72/t

7 a.m. yest. 9.77 4.07 9.08 3.78 80.12 17.39

24-hr chg +0.07 -0.03 -0.28 -2.76 -0.66 +6.13

Wed. Hi/Lo/W 86/67/t 79/58/t 88/65/t 87/67/t 90/70/t 84/68/t 87/69/t 84/62/t 86/66/t 87/66/t

Columbia 90/72 Today: A shower or heavy thunderstorm in the area. Wednesday: Clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around.

Myrtle Beach 85/74

Manning 90/71 Aiken 88/70

Wed. Hi/Lo/W 85/65/t 81/58/t 84/64/t 85/64/t 84/64/t 92/70/pc 85/65/t 84/63/t 87/69/t 83/62/t

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

Charleston 90/76 The following tide table lists times for Myrtle Beach.

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Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2013 Today Hi/Lo/W 90/70/t 85/69/t 88/71/t 88/70/t 90/71/t 92/70/pc 85/67/t 87/70/t 90/74/t 82/66/t

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Today: Partly sunny with a couple of thunderstorms around. High 84 to 91. Wednesday: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 83 to 90.

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

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Sunrise today .......................... 6:10 a.m. Sunset tonight ......................... 8:35 p.m. Moonrise today ....................... 3:27 p.m. Moonset today ........................ 2:05 a.m.

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Today Hi/Lo/W 84/67/t 82/65/t 87/80/t 93/72/pc 85/68/t 86/70/t 84/69/t 82/65/t 87/76/t 85/74/t

Wed. Hi/Lo/W 85/64/t 84/62/t 87/72/t 94/72/pc 90/64/t 91/67/t 86/67/t 84/59/t 87/70/t 83/69/t

High Ht. Low Ht. 4:20 a.m.....2.8 11:26 a.m....-0.1 5:16 p.m.....3.1 ---..... --5:20 a.m.....2.8 12:19 a.m.....0.3 6:16 p.m.....3.4 12:24 p.m....-0.3

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

Today Hi/Lo/W 90/72/t 89/76/t 87/67/t 86/67/t 87/70/t 90/74/t 85/68/t 87/78/t 86/71/t 81/65/t

Wed. Hi/Lo/W 87/67/t 89/70/t 84/64/t 85/62/t 85/62/t 90/71/t 85/64/t 88/72/t 85/66/t 83/62/t

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Today Wed. Today Wed. City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Albuquerque 92/65/pc 96/63/s Las Vegas 102/78/s 97/78/s Anchorage 77/57/s 72/57/pc Los Angeles 79/61/pc 79/61/pc Atlanta 83/68/t 86/70/t Miami 91/78/pc 91/79/pc Baltimore 86/64/t 81/57/pc Minneapolis 76/58/s 81/64/s Boston 76/59/t 74/56/s New Orleans 90/75/s 90/74/t Charleston, WV 82/60/t 82/54/pc New York 83/63/t 77/58/pc Charlotte 84/66/t 84/62/t Oklahoma City 85/71/t 90/72/t Chicago 72/53/pc 77/58/s Omaha 85/62/s 83/63/t Cincinnati 84/58/t 82/57/pc Philadelphia 87/65/t 80/59/pc Dallas 90/75/t 95/76/pc Phoenix 107/80/s 106/80/s Denver 84/56/t 94/59/s Pittsburgh 79/57/t 77/52/pc Des Moines 82/61/s 83/64/pc St. Louis 86/66/pc 86/68/pc Detroit 74/51/pc 76/55/s Salt Lake City 94/63/s 85/53/s Helena 86/54/t 82/47/t San Francisco 64/52/pc 66/51/pc Honolulu 88/73/pc 87/73/pc Seattle 68/53/sh 63/51/sh Indianapolis 80/58/t 82/60/pc Topeka 85/63/s 87/68/t Kansas City 84/64/s 83/67/t Washington, DC 86/67/t 80/59/sh Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice

ARIES (March 21-April business but leave time the last word in astrology 19): Focus on home, to engage in something money and uniquely creative that eugenia LAST relationships. Refrain brings you joy. Think big from including an and travel if necessary, outsider in a personal and you will interest discussion. Keep things simple, and someone in taking part in your plan. solutions will become apparent. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Shake off any TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Aggressive action negativity you’re feeling and spend time coupled with reasonable communication with people who motivate and inspire you. and practical application will bring you Trust in your abilities and don’t secondgreater opportunities and the chance to guess what you know in your heart you experience and learn something that will must do. help you advance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Change GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Use past your plans at the last minute if a better experience and imagination regarding opportunity comes your way. Be honest work. A change of heart regarding a cause, and you will avoid interference. Give a valid organization or one of your peers will result reason for your actions and keep moving. in an opportunity to try something new. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Concentrate CANCER (June 21-July 22): Accept the on professional advancement, making inevitable and do your best to remain calm changes that will help you get ahead and and keep the peace if you don’t agree with clearing up problems that have the someone you must deal with daily. potential to cause a setback in your plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your generosity will AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Socialize, overwhelm the people you help. A change network and share your thoughts with the of location will enable you to see a people you encounter. Travel and situation you face from a different communication are highlighted. perspective. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A financial VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Check your opportunity is heading your way that will options and opt for what gives you most allow you to pursue your goals. Romantic for the least. It makes more sense to stick to encounters will develop, enabling you to a budget and to practice being moderate. form a deeper connection with someone special. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take care of

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Jeff Byer shares a photo he took during the recent Iris Festival at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens.


SPORTS TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013

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P-15’s hold on to 1st place BY TOM DIDATO Special to The Item CAMDEN — Sumter used a overpowering performance from Paul Joseph Krouse to help bring Camden’s 5-game American Legion baseball League III winning streak to an end as the visiting P-15s downed the host, 8-1 on Monday in a rain-delayed game

played at American Legion Park. Krouse, who normally works out of the bullpen, worked the first seven frames, allowing one run on KROUSE four hits while fanning 11 Post 17 batters. Taylor McFaddin came on in the eighth and worked two score-

less innings. Sumter scored all the runs Krouse would need in the top of the first as back-to-back, 2-out RBI singles from Andrew Reardon and River Soles gave the guests a 2-0 lead. Two innings later, the P-15s scored once on a Camden error before Reardon’s single to shallow center made it a 4-0 game. The P-15s struck for four

runs in the top of the sixth, sending nine batters to the plate in an inning in which they received four walks while collecting a pair of hits. Javon Martin made it 5-0, walking with the bases loaded before McFaddin sent a sacrifice fly to center for the sixth run. Phillip Watcher drove in runs seven

LEAGUE III STANDINGS W 9 6 3 3 1

Sumter Camden Cheraw Manning Hartsville

L 1 2 5 6 8

Pct. .900 .750 .375 .333 .111

GB -2 4 1/2 5 1/2 7 1/2

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Back home, Heat try to stop 5th Spurs NBA title BY BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press MIAMI — The Miami Heat weren’t supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway. Coming home from Texas with their season on the line in 2011 was one thing. They were at the end of their first year together — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh still trying to figure it all out and clearly a long way from it. But this season they were the NBA’s best team, one that lost three games in three months and made losing three times in one series look unlikely, if not downright unimaginable. The San Antonio Spurs can finish Miami off Tuesday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, reaffirming themselves as one of the league’s greatest franchises. If so, the Heat’s Big Three once again go from celebrated to devastated. “We’re going to see if we’re a better team than we were our first year together,” James said. The Spurs took a 3-2 lead with their 114-104 victory Sunday night. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Gino-

By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 3, Miami 2 Thursday, June 6 San Antonio 92, Miami 88 Sunday, June 9 Miami 103, San Antonio 84 Tuesday, June 11 San Antonio 113, Miami 77 Thursday, June 13 Miami 109, San Antonio 93 Sunday, June 16 San Antonio 114, Miami 104 Tuesday San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Thursday San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m.

bili were all brilliant again, and Danny Green added to what could become one of the most out-of-nowhere finals MVP campaigns ever. One more victory makes the Spurs 5-0 in the NBA Finals, keeping pace with Michael Jordan’s 6-0 Chicago THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bulls as the only teams to make it here multiple times and never lose. San Antonio’s Danny Green (4) shoots over Miami’s Udonis Haslem (40) during Sunday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio. The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the series with a SEE NBA FINALS, PAGE B2 114- 104 victory over the Heat.

Post 68 rallies in ninth to top Hartsville 9-8 BY TOM O’ HARE Special to The Item MANNING — It wasn’t easy, it may have been less pretty, but it was a win. Manning-Santee Post 68 SYLVESTER picked up a much welcomed 9-8 victory over Hartsville Post 53 at Monarch

Field on Monday. After Hartsville rallied with two runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game 8-8, Post 68 walked off with the win when Russell Thompson drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to score Rashad Hilton and end the game. Manning improved to 3-6 in Legue III, while Hartsville fell to 1-8. “At this point, we will

AMERICAN LEGION SCHEDULE TODAY Hartsville at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Manning-Santee at Camden, 7 p.m. Wednesday Manning-Santee at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Cheraw at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Thursday Sumter at Greenwood, 7 p.m. Cheraw at Camden, 7 p.m. Friday Randolph County, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m.

take a win any way we can get it,” said Post 68 head coach Billy Sylvester. “I was real proud where after we took the

Hartsville at Camden, 7 p.m. Saturday Kernersville, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Sunday Wilmington, N.C. at Sumter, 7 p.m. JUNIOR LEGION Monday Camden at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Lake City at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Friday Sumter at South Florence, 7 p.m.

lead and then coasted for a while and gave the lead up, we battled back and came back and won in at the end.”

Rose invokes Hogan, wins U.S. Open

Post 175 trailing 6-3 in 8th

BY JOSEPH WHITE The Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. — Justin Rose walked the 18th fairway and thought of Ben Hogan, and a chance to emulate one of the most famous shots in golf. That very moment Sunday made the U.S. Open’s return to Merion Golf Club worth all the bother. It was about history, about putting up with extra shuttle rides and wicker baskets on top of hole pins to enjoy the charm and legacy of this compact course tucked away in a Philadelphia suburb. About 15 feet short of the famous plaque that commemorates Hogan’s 1-iron approach in 1950, Rose

After Hartsville fell behind 6-2 in the fourth inning, it slowly battled back and tied things at 6-6 in the top of the eighth. But in the bottom of the inning, Jamal Keels led off with a double, Justin McArthur beat out an infield single, which set up Robbie Heathcott’s 2-run single. Hartsville rallied with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth, tying things up at 8-8 when Jalen

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went about finishing off a new chapter in Merion’s place in the sport. He went with a 4-iron — technology’s come a long way in 63 years — and parred the hole to become the first Englishman in 43 years to win America’s national championship. “It’s hard not to play Merion and envision yourself hitting the shot that Hogan did,”

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Justin Rose poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Rose said. “And even in the moment today, that was not lost on me. “When I walked over the hill and saw my drive sitting per-

fectly in the middle of the fairway, with the sun coming out, it was kind of almost fitting. And I just felt like at SEE U.S. OPEN, PAGE B3

DALZELL — DalzellShaw Post 175 found itself in another tight American Legion League VIII baseball game on Monday, trailing league leader West Columbia 6-3 in the CAMPBELL eighth inning at Thomas Sumter Academy’s General Field at press time. Only four batters came to the plate on Monday before the Jets were delayed by, yet again, more inclement weather. The Jets scored twice in the sixth inning to

Durant scored from third base on a wild pitch with two outs. Hartsville jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning off of Manning starter McArthur when with two outs, Matt Lynch hit a ground ball that squirted through the legs of Post 68 shortstop J.T. Eppley, allowing Malik Mack and Reese Pearson to score. SEE MANNING, PAGE B2

LEAGUE VIII STANDINGS Orangeburg West Columbia Irmo Columbia NE Dalzell Lexington

W L Pct. GB 5 1 .833 -5 1 .833 -4 2 .667 1 2 3 .400 2 1/2 0 4 .000 4 0 5 .000 4 1/2

take a temporary 3-2 lead. However, West Columbia countered by scoring two runs in the seventh to regain the lead at 4-3. Dalzell-Shaw avoided a big inning, however, thanks to a stellar relief effort from Andrew Wrenn. He entered a tied game after starting pitcher Shane Bishop ran out of gas. Wrenn came into a bases-loaded situation with no outs. Remarkably, he allowed only one run before getting out of the jam. SEE JETS, PAGE B2


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 1 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: New York Mets at Atlanta (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 3 p.m. -- College Baseball: College World Series Game Seven from Omaha, Neb. -North Carolina vs. Louisiana State (ESPN). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: New York Mets at Atlanta (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. -- American Legion Baseball: Hartsville at Sumter (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHMFM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 8 p.m. -- College Baseball: College World Series Game Eight from Omaha, Neb. -North Carolina State vs. UCLA (ESPN2). 8:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: CONCACAF World Cup Final Stage Qualifying Match from Salt Lake City -- Honduras vs. United States (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Finals Game Six -- San Antonio at Miami (WOLO 25). 12:45 a.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Finals Game Six Postgame Press Conference from Miami (NBA TV).

LEGION BASEBALL LEAGUE III W L Pct. GB Sumter 8 1 .889 -Camden 6 1 .857 1 Cheraw 3 5 .375 4 1/2 Manning 2 6 .250 5 1/2 Hartsville 1 7 .125 6 1/2 Sunday Sumter 13, Hartsville 1 Monday Sumter at Camden Manning-Santee 9, Hartsville 8 Today Hartsville at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Manning-Santee at Camden, 7 p.m. Wednesday Manning-Santee at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Cheraw at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Thursday Sumter at Greenwood, 7 p.m. Cheraw at Camden, 7 p.m. Friday Randolph County, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Hartsville at Camden, 7 p.m. Saturday Kernersville, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Sunday Wilmington, N.C. at Sumter, 7 p.m. LEAGUE VIII W L Pct. GB Orangeburg 5 1 .833 -West Columbia 5 1 .833 -Irmo 4 2 .667 1 Columbia NE 2 3 .400 2 1/2 Dalzell 0 4 .000 4 Lexington 0 5 .000 4 1/2 Saturday Orangeburg 7, Dalzell-Shaw 6 West Columbia 11, Irmo 10 Monday West Columbia at Dalzell-Shaw, late Lexington at Orangeburg, late Irmo at Columbia Northeast, late Today Lexington at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. West Columbia at Orangeburg, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dalzell-Shaw at Orangeburg, 7:30 p.m. Irmo at Lexington, 7 p.m. West Columbia at Columbia Northeast, 7 p.m. Thursday Columbia Northeast at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. Friday Dalzell-Shaw at Irmo 7 p.m. Orangeburg at West Columbia, 7 p.m. Columbia Northeast at Lexington, 7 p.m. Saturday Columbia Northeast at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. JUNIOR LEGION Monday Camden at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Lake City at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Friday Sumter at South Florence, 7 p.m.

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 42 29 .592 – Baltimore 40 30 .571 11/2 New York 38 31 .551 3 Tampa Bay 36 33 .522 5 Toronto 32 36 .471 81/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 38 29 .567 – Cleveland 34 34 .500 41/2 Kansas City 33 34 .493 5 Minnesota 30 36 .455 71/2 Chicago 28 38 .424 91/2 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 42 29 .592 – Texas 38 31 .551 3 Seattle 31 39 .443 101/2 Los Angeles 30 39 .435 11 Houston 26 44 .371 151/2 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 2, Washington 0 Baltimore 6, Boston 3 Kansas City 5, Tampa Bay 3 Houston 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 5, Minnesota 2 Toronto 7, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 10, Seattle 2 Monday’s Games Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1 Toronto 2, Colorado 1 Detroit 5, Baltimore 1 Texas 8, Oakland 7 Chicago White Sox at Houston, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, late Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Archer 1-2) at Boston (Aceves 3-1), 1:05 p.m., 1st game Kansas City (E.Santana 5-5) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 5-4), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 6-2) at N.Y. Yankees (P. Hughes 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Francis 2-4) at Toronto (Rogers 2-2), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 7-4) at Detroit (Verlander 8-4), 7:08 p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 0-0) at Boston (Doubront 4-3), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Oakland (J.Parker 5-6) at Texas (Darvish 7-2), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 3-4) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-6), 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Figaro 1-0) at Houston (Lyles 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Bonderman 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-10), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Baltimore at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 41 28 .594 – Washington 34 34 .500 61/2 Philadelphia 33 37 .471 81/2 New York 25 39 .391 131/2 Miami 21 47 .309 191/2 Central Division

| W L Pct GB 44 25 .638 – 42 28 .600 21/2 41 28 .594 3 28 39 .418 15 28 40 .412 151/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 37 32 .536 – Colorado 37 33 .529 1/2 San Francisco 35 33 .515 11/2 San Diego 35 34 .507 2 Los Angeles 29 39 .426 71/2 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 2, Washington 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1 Miami 7, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego 4, Arizona 1 Colorado 5, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 3, San Francisco 0 Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, ppd. Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 Toronto 2, Colorado 0 Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, late Miami at Arizona, late San Diego at San Francisco, late Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Harvey 5-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 0-0), 1:10 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 6-2) at N.Y. Yankees (P. Hughes 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 2-4) at Philadelphia (Lee 8-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Francis 2-4) at Toronto (Rogers 2-2), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-0) at Atlanta (Maholm 7-5), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1) at Cincinnati (Latos 6-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Figaro 1-0) at Houston (Lyles 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 3-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 10-3), 8:15 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 0-0) at Arizona (Undecided), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 5-3) at San Francisco (M.Cain 5-3), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Miami at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

NBA FINALS By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 3, Miami 2 Thursday, June 6 San Antonio 92, Miami 88 Sunday, June 9 Miami 103, San Antonio 84 Tuesday, June 11 San Antonio 113, Miami 77 Thursday, June 13 Miami 109, San Antonio 93 Sunday, June 16 San Antonio 114, Miami 104 Tuesday San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Thursday San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m.

STANLEY CUP FINALS By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Chicago 1, Boston 1 Wednesday, June 12 Chicago 4, Boston 3, 3OT Saturday, June 15 Boston 2, Chicago 1, OT Monday, June 17 Boston 2, Chicago 0 Wednesday, June 19 Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 24 Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 26 Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES By The Associated Press At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 15 Mississippi State 5, Oregon State 4 Indiana 2, Louisville 0 Sunday, June 16 N.C. State 8, North Carolina 1 UCLA 2, LSU 1 Monday, June 17 Game 5 — Oregon State (50-12) vs. Louisville (51-13), 3 p.m. Game 6 — Mississippi State (49-18) vs. Indiana (49-18), 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 Game 7 — North Carolina (57-11) vs. LSU (57-10), 3 p.m. Game 8 — N.C. State (50-14) vs. UCLA (4517), 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 Game 9 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20 Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m. Friday, June 21 Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 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. Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, June 24: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 26: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.

GOLF U.S. Open Par Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At Merion Golf Club (East Course) Ardmore, Pa. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 6,996; Par: 70 Final a-amateur Justin Rose (600), $1,440,000 71-69-71-70–281 +1 Jason Day (270), $696,104 70-74-68-71–283 +3 Phil Mickelson (270), $696,104 67-72-70-74–283 +3 Jason Dufner (120), $291,406 74-71-73-67–285 +5 Ernie Els (120), $291,406 71-72-73-69–285 +5 Billy Horschel (120), $291,406 72-67-72-74–285 +5 Hunter Mahan (120), $291,406 72-69-69-75–285 +5 Luke Donald (91), $210,006 68-72-71-75–286 +6 Steve Stricker (91), $210,006 71-69-70-76–286 +6 Nicolas Colsaerts (75), $168,530 69-72-74-72–287 +7 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, $168,530 71-72-72-72–287 +7 Rickie Fowler (75), $168,530 70-76-67-74–287 +7 Hideki Matsuyama, $168,530 71-75-74-67–287 +7

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013

Scherzer improves to 10-0, Tigers win 5-1 DETROIT — Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night. Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 — with all decisions coming in starts — since Roger Clemens went 11-0 for Toronto in 1997, SCHERZER according to STATS. Scherzer is the second pitcher in Detroit history to start this strong since 1909 when George Mullin was 11-0 with one victory as a reliever, the Elias Sports Bureau said in information provided by the Tigers. Scherzer allowed one run and seven hits in six innings. Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 24th homer. BLUE JAYS ROCKIES

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ning 10-7 on Friday at Manning and then dropping Saturday’s contest 10-1 at Riley Park. Sumter is 3-5 overall and 3-3 in league play. In Friday’s game Sumter’s Edward McMillan led the P-15’s offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs batted in and a run scored. McMillan also pitched for the P-15’s, allowing one earned run in 3 1/3 innings of work while waking and striking out three. Ryan Taylor picked up the victory, allowing no runs over two innings while walking and hitting a batter and striking out three. Dalton Kirkhart also pitched for the P-15’s, allowing two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of work and striking out a batter. Sumter’s Robert James, Dante Hartman, Resse Hankins and Evan Todd contributed two hits apiece in the win. James, Sam Watford and Britton Beatson each scored two runs. Hartman led the team with 2 RBI while Hankins and Todd each added a run batted in. In Saturday’s loss to Manning, Sumter’s Chase Belk allowed two earned runs on five hits and struck out six. Belk and Hankins each led the P-15’s offensively with two hits each. James scored the lone run for Sumter.

my Harmon hit a 2-run homer and Michal Hoge scored on a Matt Holloman RBI single. Both teams were tied 5-5 in the ninth and Orangeburg scored in the top of the inning to go up 6-5. The Jets countered with a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 6-all as Stephen Reaves scored on a base hit. Reaves beat out an infield single, stole second, went to third on a sacrifice and scored to tie the game. Orangeburg scored in the top of the 12th to win the game. Dalzell-Shaw’s Edison Aldridge threw 6 1/3 innings and David Hayden pitched in relief to take the loss. “We’ve played four games and three of the four have been (losses where the other team) scored in last inning. These guys have put so much effort into the season and deserve better breaks than what we’re getting,” Jets head coach Steve Campbell said. “The players on the team have enhanced their skills so much. I’d like to thank these young men for what they do and the positive attitudes and the tremendous work ethic they continue to have.” The Jets had several offensive opportunities including leaving the bases loaded in the first and second innings.

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TORONTO — Maicer Izturis hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth consecutive game Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 behind Josh Johnson and two relievers. LEGION BASEBALL SATURDAY ORANGEBURG DALZELL-SHAW

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BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have beaten the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.

DALZELL— The Sumter P-15’s Junior Ameircn Legion team split a pair of League III games with rival Manning-Santee Post 68 this weekend, win-

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SUMTER from Page B1 and eight with a 2-run single to left. Camden averted the shutout with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Sumter outhit the hosts, 10-6, with Watcher collecting three hits with Reardon and Soles getting a pair each. “We were pre-determined to go with (Krouse) for two innings,” said Sumter head coach Curtis Johnson as to his plan for his starting pitcher. “But he was just throwing so well that we decided to stay with him. He was really good for us.” Sumter improved to 9-1 in League III play and is 10-1 overall. Camden fell to 6-2 with the loss, falling two games behind

TODAY Hartsville at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Manning-Santee at Camden, 7 p.m. Wednesday Manning-Santee at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Cheraw at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Thursday Sumter at Greenwood, 7 p.m. Cheraw at Camden, 7 p.m. Friday Randolph County, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Hartsville at Camden, 7 p.m. Saturday Kernersville, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Sunday Wilmington, N.C. at Sumter, 7 p.m. JUNIOR LEGION Monday Camden at Sumter, late

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Sumter for the league lead. The P-15’s were coming off a 13-1 victory over Hartsville on Sunday in which Soles pitched a 1-hitter.

Post 68 got the lead immediately back in the bottom of the first, scoring three times off of Lynch, the Hartsville starter. Keels singled home Hilton to make it 2-1, and after Keels scored on a Hartsville error to tie the game at 2-2, McArthur singled home Blake Winans to put Post 68 on top 3-2. Keels added another RBI single in the second to stretch Post 68’s lead to 4-2. Two Hartsville errors in the bottom of the fourth led to a pair of unearned runs that gave Manning a 6-2 margin. Hartsville slowly chipped away at the lead until tying the game at 6-6 in the eighth. Hartsville began its comeback by narrowing the lead to 6-3 in the top of the fifth when Bryce King led off with a walk, stole second, and scored when Marcus Spears singled to center. After McArthur started the sixth inning by walking Hayes Goodson and hitting Lynch, Eppley came

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Day must wait for another day BY JOSEPH WHITE The Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. — Third place at the Masters. Tied for second at the U.S. Open. And that’s just this year. Jason Day’s too young to get saddled with that dreaded Best Player Never To Win a Major label, so he might as well go ahead and win one. “As long as I keep knocking on the door,” he said Sunday, “I think I’ll win a major here soon.” It sure looks inevitable after watching him this week at Merion Golf Club. Rounds of 70, 74, 68 and 71 can be worn liked a badge of honor at a championship in which the winning score was Justin Rose’s 1-over 281. Day finished two shots back, tied with Phil Mickelson. “At the start of the week everyone thought we were going to rip it up,” Day said. “But I just knew that somewhere around even par was going to win it, and I just had to stick in there. So I was very patient with myself and happy with how I handled myself, and now I just got to keep giving myself shots at majors.” The 25-year-old Day has played in five majors. He’s finished out of the top 10 only once. The Australian debuted with a tie for 60th at the 2010 British Open. Since then, his record is the envy of many of his

NBA FINALS from Page B1 “We understand Game 6 is huge,” Parker said. “Obviously, you want to finish in the first opportunity you get. We understand that Miami is going to come out with a lot more energy, and they’re going to play better at home. They’re going to shoot the ball better. Their crowd is going to be behind them.” None of that mattered two years ago. Clearly reeling and their psyches shaken after dropping two straight games in Dallas, the Heat were blitzed early in Game 6. They never recovered, Bosh inconsolable as he made his way back to the locker room afterward while the Mavericks celebrated at center court. James had to endure the criticisms that came with not getting it done in the finals, a story line that was put to rest last year but will be back again if the Heat don’t manage to put together consecutive victories. “We challenge ourselves to see if we’re a better team than we were,” Wade said. “Same position no matter how we got to it.” The Heat would also host Game 7 on Thursday. They’re trying to join the 1988 and 2010 Los Angeles Lakers and 1994 Houston Rockets as the only teams to rally from 3-2 down by winning the final two on their home floor since the NBA Finals went to a 2-3-2 format in 1985.

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Jason Day reacts after a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Day tied for second after finishing third at the Masters.

colleagues: tied for 10th at the 2010 PGA Championship, tied for second behind champion Charl Schwartzel at the 2011 Masters, outright second behind Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. This year, he’s the only player to finish in the top 10 in both majors. Day spent Sunday hovering near the top, unable to break through because he kept canceling himself out. Birdie at No. 4, bogey at No. 5. Birdie at No. 10, bogey at No. 11. He was one off the lead when he got to 18, but he put his approach in the bunker and missed a 5-footer for par. No shame there. No one birdied the finishing hole over the final two

rounds. It was the shortest major championship course in nine years, but the scores were typical U.S. Open. “I think that every club in the bag got a workout this week,” he said. “So I think that it would be sad for it not to come back (here) to a U.S. Open.” His best shot came right after his worst one. He went from rough to creek at No. 11, then nearly put his next shot into the creek as well. But he holed out from the nasty rough for bogey. From there, he had near misses, when he wasn’t scrambling: “Nearly made the birdie on 13. ... Nearly holed a good putt on 15. ... Had two good saves on 16 and 17.”

SPURS 114, HEAT 104 MIAMI (104) James 8-22 7-9 25, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Bosh 7-11 2-2 16, Chalmers 2-10 1-2 7, Wade 10-22 5-6 25, Cole 0-1 0-0 0, Haslem 0-1 0-0 0, Allen 7-10 3-3 21, Battier 2-6 1-1 7, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-1 0-0 3, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-86 19-23 104. SAN ANTONIO (114) Leonard 6-8 2-2 16, Ginobili 8-14 7-8 24, Duncan 7-10 3-4 17, Parker 10-14 6-8 26, Green 8-15 2-2 24, Diaw 0-1 1-2 1, Neal 1-4 0-0 2, Splitter 2-4 0-0 4, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0, Joseph 0-0 0-0 0, De Colo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-70 21-26 114. Miami 19 33 23 29—104 San Antonio 32 29 26 27—114 3-Point Goals_Miami 11-23 (Allen 4-4, James 2-4, Chalmers 2-6, Battier 2-6, Jones 1-1, Miller 0-1, Cole 0-1), San Antonio 9-22 (Green 6-10, Leonard 2-4, Ginobili 1-4, Parker 0-1, Diaw 0-1, Neal 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Miami 42 (James, Bosh 6), San Antonio 44 (Duncan 12). Assists_Miami 25 (Wade 10), San Antonio 21 (Ginobili 10). Total Fouls_Miami 24, San Antonio 21. A_18,581 (18,797).

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San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili (20) shoots as Miami’s Dwyane Wade defends during Sunday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.

Of course, the Heat — who won 27 in a row during the second-longest winning streak in league history — haven’t put together consecutive victories now in close to a month. “We’re in a position where it’s a must-win and everything that we’ve done all year comes to this point, and we have to win,” Heat guard Ray Allen said. “We’ve found ourselves in so many situations this year, and we’ve thrived in tough moments because this is a tough team. We will be

ready for Game 6.” So will the Spurs, and the Heat know it. “I’m sure this team, they’ve been here before many times. They understand winning that last game is one of the hardest things you’re going to do. And we understand it as well,” Wade said. “But you know what? It’s the game; we’ve got to play it. I like our chances, just like they like their chances, in this series and in Game 6. We’ll see. We’ll see which team, which style is going to prevail.”

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U.S. OPEN RESULTS By The Associated Press Sunday At Merion Golf Club (East Course) Ardmore, Pa. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 6,996; Par: 70 Final a-amateur Justin Rose (600), $1,440,000 71-69-71-70–281 +1 Jason Day (270), $696,104 70-74-68-71–283 +3 Phil Mickelson (270), $696,104 67-72-70-74–283 +3 Jason Dufner (120), $291,406 74-71-73-67–285 +5 Ernie Els (120), $291,406 71-72-73-69–285 +5 Billy Horschel (120), $291,406 72-67-72-74–285 +5 Hunter Mahan (120), $291,406 72-69-69-75–285 +5 Luke Donald (91), $210,006 68-72-71-75–286 +6 Steve Stricker (91), $210,006 71-69-70-76–286 +6 Nicolas Colsaerts (75), $168,530 69-72-74-72–287 +7 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, $168,530 71-72-72-72–287 +7 Rickie Fowler (75), $168,530 70-76-67-74–287 +7 Hideki Matsuyama, $168,530 71-75-74-67–287 +7 Charl Schwartzel (64), $144,444 70-71-69-78–288 +8 John Senden (60), $132,453 70-71-74-74–289 +9 Lee Westwood (60), $132,453 70-77-69-73–289 +9 John Huh (54), $115,591 71-73-75-71–290 +10 David Lingmerth (54), $115,591 74-71-71-74–290 +10 Brandt Snedeker (54), $115,591 74-74-70-72–290 +10 a-Michael Kim 73-70-71-76–290 +10 Mathew Goggin, $86,579 68-74-76-73–291 +11 Padraig Harrington (47), $86,579 73-71-75-72–291 +11

David Hearn (47), $86,579 78-69-73-71–291 +11 Martin Laird (47), $86,579 74-73-76-68–291 +11 Ian Poulter (47), $86,579 71-71-73-76–291 +11 Henrik Stenson (47), $86,579 74-68-73-76–291 +11 Bo Van Pelt (47), $86,579 73-71-72-75–291 +11 Matt Kuchar (42), $60,183 74-73-72-73–292 +12 Morten Orum Madsen, $60,183 74-74-70-74–292 +12 John Parry, $60,183 76-71-72-73–292 +12 Mike Weir (42), $60,183 72-76-75-69–292 +12 Kevin Chappell (35), $47,246 72-76-74-71–293 +13 K.J. Choi (35), $47,246 70-76-75-72–293 +13 Jamie Donaldson, $47,246 73-73-73-74–293 +13 Paul Lawrie, $47,246 76-71-69-77–293 +13 Edward Loar, $47,246 73-71-73-76–293 +13 Geoff Ogilvy (35), $47,246 74-70-77-72–293 +13 Webb Simpson (35), $47,246 71-75-75-72–293 +13 Bubba Watson (35), $47,246 71-76-70-76–293 +13 Tiger Woods (35), $47,246 73-70-76-74–293 +13 Jerry Kelly (29), $37,324 70-73-75-76–294 +14 Scott Langley (29), $37,324 75-70-75-74–294 +14 Rory McIlroy (29), $37,324 73-70-75-76–294 +14 Carl Pettersson (29), $37,324 72-75-74-73–294 +14 Steven Alker, $28,961 73-75-75-72–295 +15 Paul Casey (23), $28,961 73-72-71-79–295 +15 Sergio Garcia (23), $28,961 73-73-75-74–295 +15 Charley Hoffman (23), $28,961 71-73-72-79–295 +15

Bio Kim, $28,961 72-75-73-75–295 +15 Russell Knox (23), $28,961 69-75-77-74–295 +15 Adam Scott (23), $28,961 72-75-73-75–295 +15 a-Cheng Tsung Pan 72-72-75-76–295 +15 Matt Bettencourt (18), $23,446 72-71-76-77–296 +16 Scott Stallings (18), $23,446 71-76-76-73–296 +16 Dustin Johnson (16), $22,561 71-77-75-74–297 +17 George Coetzee, $21,485 71-73-77-77–298 +18 Josh Teater (14), $21,485 74-74-74-76–298 +18 Nicholas Thompson (14), $21,485 72-76-74-76–298 +18 Martin Kaymer (11), $20,111 76-72-77-74–299 +19 Marcel Siem, $20,111 73-71-77-78–299 +19 Shawn Stefani (11), $20,111 72-73-85-69–299 +19 Matt Weibring, $19,406 75-73-76-76–300 +20 a-Kevin Phelan 71-77-78-74–300 +20 a-Michael Weaver 74-74-78-75–301 +21 Peter Hedblom, $18,926 70-78-79-75–302 +22 David Howell, $18,926 77-71-77-77–302 +22 Jim Herman (3), $17,965 76-72-76-79–303 +23 John Peterson, $17,965 73-75-78-77–303 +23 Alistair Presnell (3), 73-75-76-79–303 +23 Kevin Sutherland (3), $17,965 73-74-84-72–303 +23 Robert Karlsson (1), $17,165 74-72-86-73–305 +25 Simon Khan, $16,844 74-74-82-76–306 +26 Kyle Stanley (1), $16,523 71-74-85-78–308 +28

U.S. OPEN from Page B1 that point it was a good iron shot on to the green, two putts, like Hogan did, and possibly win this championship.” Rose shot an even-par 70 for a 1-over 281 total for his first major title, two strokes better than Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. Mickelson extended a record that gets more frustrating as the years go by: He’s finished second six times at the U.S. Open without a win. “Heartbreak,” said Mickelson, who had a solo lead after 54 holes for the first time at the Open and was playing on his 43rd birthday. “This is tough to swallow after coming so close. This was my best chance of all of them. I had a golf course I really liked. I felt this was as good an opportunity as you could ask for. It really hurts.” Hogan won in a playoff after his 1-iron approach, immortalized in one of the sport’s most famous photos, led to par and forced a playoff. The Open came back in 1971 and 1981 and wasn’t expected to return again because its yardage was thought to be too short for the modern game and its tiny footprint thought to be too small to contain all the amenities of a modern-day major. Somehow, they worked it out, even if it meant putting tents in people’s yards, shuttling the players a mile to and from the practice area and drastically cutting back on ticket sales. USGA executive director Mike Davis said the typical U.S. Open scores showed that “time hasn’t passed Merion by” and that officials would “absolutely” consider

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Phil Mickelson reacts as his ball hit from a bunker narrowly misses the hole on an eagle attempt during fthe final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Mickelson tied for second.

coming back. Rose would, in a heartbeat. “What I first love about Merion is how one of the local caddies described it: The first six holes are drama, the second six holes are comedy, and the last six holes are tragedy,” Rose said. “Like a good play, like a good theatrical play.” Rose’s winning round more or less reflected that very script. Five birdies. Five bogeys. He took the lead for good because of others’ mistakes. He was in a three-way tie with Mickelson and Hunter Mahan before Mickelson bogeyed No. 15 and Mahan double-bogeyed the same hole. But Rose needed 18 to seal the deal. No one birdied the hole in the final two rounds. The tee shot had to be in the fairway. It was. The 4-iron approach rolled near the pin and settled precariously against the collar of the green, but he used a 3-wood to bunt the ball to an inch of the cup for par.

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Biffle holds on to win again at Michigan BY NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Greg Biffle gave Ford a milestone victory â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right down the road from company headquarters. Biffle raced to his second straight Sprint Cup win at Michigan International Speedway, easily holding off Kevin Harvick after points leader Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall in the final laps Sunday. It was the 1,000th victory for Ford Motor Company across NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three national series â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cup, Nationwide and Truck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a great moment this is,â&#x20AC;? said Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be prouder to have this moment come here today at Michigan in front of so many of our Ford friends. What a great race and a great day for Ford.â&#x20AC;? It was Biffleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first win since he overtook Johnson to win at MIS in August. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engine faltered with six laps left in that race. This time, he was about a second behind Biffle with three laps to go â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but a tire give way, and he dropped all

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Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle holds his daughter and stands next to his wife after winning the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International on Sunday in Brooklyn, Mich.

the way to 28th. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see anybody wreck,â&#x20AC;? Biffle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes you feel good when you push the guy over the edge. He made a mistake, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes you feel good. You outsmarted him, or you beat him at his game.â&#x20AC;? Harvick was second, 3 seconds behind Biffle. Martin Truex Jr. was next, followed by Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart. Johnson wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only big name who ran into trouble. Jeff Gordon

was out of contention almost immediately when he hit a spinning Bobby Labonte less than 10 laps into the 200-lap, 400-mile race. Gordon finished 39th, one spot behind Kasey Kahne, who led at the halfway point but appeared to blow a tire and went sliding into the wall. Kahneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car caught fire, but he was able to climb out quickly. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won at MIS last June, finished 37th Sunday. He led for 34 laps, but his engine acted up about two-thirds

Leffler planned for young son in case of death BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jason Leffler, like every other racer, understood the risks of his profession. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a conversation he had with his longtime girlfriend when his NASCAR prospects dried up and a return to the sprint car circuit was the only way he could compete on a regular basis. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a glamorous life, and it certainly wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to make him rich. But it was a chance to race and, man, did Leffler love racing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d talked a lot about these cars and the dangers involved and Jason accepted it because he said all the time, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather my son see me live a happy life LEFFLER then see me sitting in a job I hate being miserable,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Julianna Patterson told The Associated Press on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jason was amazing. He was ornery. His life was Charlie, racing, family and friends. In that order. But Charlie was the most important. Charlie was his entire world.â&#x20AC;? That was evident long before Lefflerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in an accident at a dirt track in New Jersey last Wednesday. The 37-yearold divorced fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twitter feed and Instagram account were a loving tribute to 5-year-old Charlie Dean, his only child. There were photos of the first day of school, the two eating ice cream together, playing on the floor, hanging out at a race track, wearing matching sunglasses and, last month, Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kindergarten

graduation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody knows how racers are, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all they focus on,â&#x20AC;? Lefflerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older brother, Chris, told AP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But fatherhood really changed him, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. It was all about Charlie. Jason took Charlie wherever he could, tried to show him everything. He really grew as an adult after Charlie was born because all his best intentions were for Charlie. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried so much for himself anymore.â&#x20AC;? Although Leffler spent a decade racing in NASCAR, he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a star and he certainly wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a household name. But he was extremely popular among his peers and everyone knew about his love for Charlie. It was plain to see on Sunday, as Greg Biffle held his own daughter in Victory Lane at Michigan, lamenting how Leffler didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to spend Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day with his son, and after Kasey Kahne climbed from his burning car he spoke not of the cut tire that cost him a win, but of the friend he lost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jason Leffler was a good buddy of mine and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neat to see how the racing world and the fans and his friends and everybody has supported him for the last four or five days,â&#x20AC;? Kahne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That showed the person and the racer that he was.â&#x20AC;? Far more important than a racer was Lefflerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job as father. On Monday, Lefflerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlfriend, brother and representatives at Spire Sports discussed his financial situation to clear up growing misconceptions and rumors about the estate he left behind for Charlie.

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of the way through the race. There were eight cautions for 38 laps. Biffle cruised to the finish in his No. 16 Ford. He finished second to Johnson the previous weekend at Pocono, but this time there was nobody left to challenge him at the end. It was Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third Cup victory of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carl Edwards and David Ragan won at Phoenix and Talladega. Sunday was Ford Motor Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 110th birthday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been a lot of great teams and a lot of great drivers, a lot of great engine builders that have contributed to Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success,â&#x20AC;? Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just proud and honored to be part of that.â&#x20AC;? This was the second Cup win of the year for Roush Fenway. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an emotional week for the racing community after the death of driver Jason Leffler on Wednesday at a dirttrack race in New Jersey. Biffle was quick to acknowledge Leffler while he celebrated his Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day victory.

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QUICKEN LOANS 400 RESULTS The Associated Press Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200 laps, 127.7 rating, 48 points, $235,260. 2. (21) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 104.3, 42, $173,781. 3. (13) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200, 111.6, 41, $145,670. 4. (9) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 96.1, 40, $148,803. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 200, 95.6, 39, $142,085. 6. (8) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 113.4, 38, $136,026. 7. (27) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200, 78.5, 37, $131,943. 8. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 104.1, 37, $138,910. 9. (6) Joey Logano, Ford, 200, 110.4, 36, $119,593. 10. (18) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 200, 83.1, 34, $100,685. 11. (7) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 83, 0, $108,893. 12. (16) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 91.9, 32, $139,251. 13. (37) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 200, 69.2, 31, $90,910. 14. (4) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200, 87.2, 30, $124,126. 15. (25) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 73, 0, $89,435. 16. (15) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 75.4, 28, $132,571. 17. (5) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 79.6, 27, $124,221. 18. (35) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 67.1, 26, $121,043. 19. (32) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 200, 58.4, 25, $110,643. 20. (10) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 200, 78.2, 24, $114,474. 21. (24) Casey Mears, Ford, 200, 59.4, 24, $107,818. 22. (26) David Gilliland, Ford, 200, 58.5, 22, $96,993. 23. (23) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 200, 57, 21, $112,199. 24. (40) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 200, 54.3, 21, $84,685. 25. (31) David Ragan, Ford, 200, 45.2, 20, $102,557. 26. (22) Mark Martin, Toyota, 200, 68.6, 18, $91,710. 27. (41) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 200, 47.1, 18, $89,010. 28. (17) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 199, 99.8, 17, $129,796.

29. (34) David Stremme, Toyota, 199, 44.8, 15, $80,660. 30. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 199, 54.6, 14, $101,885. 31. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 199, 39.2, 13, $80,435. 32. (33) David Reutimann, Toyota, 198, 38.1, 12, $80,335. 33. (28) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 196, 72.7, 12, $106,605. 34. (39) Ken Schrader, Ford, 195, 33.3, 10, $80,160. 35. (2) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193, 59.1, 10, $107,340. 36. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 193, 29.9, 0, $79,940. 37. (12) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, engine, 131, 103.7, 8, $97,884. 38. (3) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, accident, 103, 102.5, 7, $93,590. 39. (29) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, accident, 52, 26.5, 5, $118,026. 40. (38) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 51, 30.1, 0, $67,090. 41. (43) Mike Bliss, Toyota, vibration, 50, 35.5, 0, $63,090. 42. (30) Michael McDowell, Ford, vibration, 36, 34.4, 3, $59,090. 43. (20) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, accident, 5, 29.9, 1, $63,590. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 139.278 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 52 minutes, 19 seconds. Margin of Victory: 2.989 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 38 laps. Lead Changes: 22 among 13 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 1-21; J.Yeley 22; D.Ragan 23; M.McDowell 24; C.Edwards 25; J.Logano 26-42; J.McMurray 43-63; J. Johnson 64-76; D.Earnhardt Jr. 77; C. Mears 78-79; D.Earnhardt Jr. 80-89; K.Kahne 90-103; J.Johnson 104; D.Earnhardt Jr. 105-127; J.Johnson 128-131; G. Biffle 132; T.Kvapil 133-134; J.Logano 135; C.Edwards 136-150; G.Biffle 151-165; J.Logano 166-168; G.Biffle 169-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): G.Biffle, 3 times for 48 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 3 times for 34 laps; J.Logano, 3 times for 21 laps; J.McMurray, 1 time for 21 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 21 laps; J.Johnson, 3 times for 18 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 16 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 14 laps; C.Mears, 1 time for 2 laps; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Yeley, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; M.McDowell, 1 time for 1 lap.

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The Carolina Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Parks & Recreation Department building, 155 Haynsworth St. Visitors are welcome. Call (803) 775-8840 for information. The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the South HOPE Center, corner of South Lafayette Drive and East Red Bay Road. All area veterans are invited.

The Lincoln High School Class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion Friday-Sunday, June 21-23 as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, drop-in at American Legion Post 202, 310 Palmetto St.; 7 p.m. Saturday, banquet at the Sunset Country Club, 1005 Golfcrest Road; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, church services at First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 968-4464.

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The Dalzell COPs (Community Oriented Police) will meet at 7 p.m. today at Ebenezer Community Center, 4580 Queen Chapel Road and the corner of Ebenezer Road, Dalzell. Call (803) 469-7789 for information.

The Kiwanis Club of Sumter Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 21, at Carolina Lakes Golf Course at Shaw Air Force Base, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $50 per golfer or $200 for a four person team. Contact Bill Hoge at (803) 795-9299, (803) 895-8543 or bhoge@ sc.rr.com.

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Register now for the American Red Cross adult CPR, first aid and AED class scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 1155 N. Guignard Drive, Suite 2. Call 800-733-2767. Avance registration and payment required.

The Lincoln High School Alumni Association will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser noon-8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at 24 Council St. Dinners are $6 each. Contact J.L. Green at (803) 968-4173 or Essie Richardson at (803) 775-2999.

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A winner is named on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Voiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season finale BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH A winner emerges on the fourth-season finale of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Voiceâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., NBC, TV-PG). But even those who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t followed the competition may stick around for the invited talent. Look for Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, Bruno Mars and a special guest who has been in the pop business for nearly half a century. According to NBC, Cher will make her first live TV appearance in more than a decade. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be promoting a new single, something sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been doing since at least 1965. â&#x20AC;˘ Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this for an attention-getting series: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sex: How it Worksâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., National Geographic). This provocatively titled two-hour special examines the biological and chemical forces behind human attraction. Experts, including behavioral psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, discuss the very different ways that men and women become aroused. News flash: guys are obvious. Men, she contends, tend to be much more stimu-

lated by the visual than women. Other experts also discuss the biological factors that lead some men to become sexually adventurous â&#x20AC;&#x153;playersâ&#x20AC;? while other men remain so afraid of women that they remain virgins well into midlife. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How it Worksâ&#x20AC;? also looks at reasons physical, psychological and societal for sexual dysfunction and aversion. The results, planned and unplanned, of all this activity, are on ample display all over the dial. Look for â&#x20AC;&#x153;19 Kids and Countingâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., TLC, r), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pregnant & Datingâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m. and 9 p.m., WE, r) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am Iâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., TLC, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ The new series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blood and Oilâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., Discovery, TV-14) follows the Cutter family, heirs to a small Ohio oil business founded by their late father, Chuck.

While the Cuttersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business dominated their stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s petroleum scene for some time, a recent oil boom has attracted representatives of big oil companies who threaten to squeeze the Cutters out of their home turf. This sets up a â&#x20AC;&#x153;David vs. Goliathâ&#x20AC;? drama, explained in the opening credits. Much of the action involves misunderstandings between older brother C.J. and his more thoughtful brothers. C.J. is not above wildcatting on his own property based only on a hunch. The fact that he proposes to do it in his own sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backyard causes no end of family squabbles.

Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Highlights â&#x20AC;˘ An early edition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmy Kimmel Liveâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., ABC) anticipates the NBA Finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;NBA Countdownâ&#x20AC;? (8:30 p.m., ABC) follows. â&#x20AC;˘ Mrs. DiLaurentis

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Cult Choice Three women search for love in Rome in the 1954 romance/travelogue â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Coins in the Fountainâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., TCM).

Series Notes Murder on the high seas on â&#x20AC;&#x153;NCISâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intentions remain a mystery on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hart of Dixieâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) *

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AMANDA KAYE RUDD DALZELL — Amanda Kaye Rudd, age 38, beloved wife of Matthew Allen Rudd, died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at her residence. Born Feb. 8, 1975, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Esther Asato Lowery and the late Richard Lee Lowery. RUDD She proudly served her country in the U.S. Air Force for more than 11 years and later worked as a manufacturing production supervisor. She was an active and faithful member of Autumn Woods Christian Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, aunt and friend. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three children, Kelsey Leigh Hylton, Dylan Andrew Hylton and Devon Cole Rudd, all of the home; one brother, James E. Lowery and his wife, Rhonda, of Sumter; three nieces, Lizzie, Ashlyn and Abigail Lowery; two nephews, James Jr. and Hunter Lowery; along with a host of many other relatives. A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Goff officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

RUBIE HAM GOODWIN Rubie Ham Goodwin, age 97, beloved wife of the late Clifton Carson Goodwin Jr., died on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Covenant Place. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., a daughter of the late Leonadas Lorrillard Ham and Katie Smith Ham. She graduated and earned her bachelor of science degree

from Memphis State University. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sumter for 63 years, where she received the honorary life membership award by the Presbyterian Women of the church. Surviving are a son, Clifton Carson Goodwin III and his wife, Vicki, of Sumter; two grandchildren, Beth Goodwin Turner and her husband, Justin Turner, of Lexington and Jennifer Goodwin Hudson and her husband, Dr. Kevin Hudson, of Sumter; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, William Maddux Goodwin; and a sister, GOODWIN Georgia Mai Ham McGinnis. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the First Presbyterian Church of Sumter with the Rev. Janie McElwee-Smith and the Rev. Ray Fancher officiating. Entombment will follow in Sumter Cemetery in the Goodwin Family Crypt. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today, one hour prior to the service, in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church of Sumter. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 9 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to the Rotary CART Fund, P.O. Box 1916, Sumter, SC 29151. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

GLADYS LEE Gladys Marshall Turner Lee, 85, widow of Harold Preston Lee, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home in Sumter. Born Oct. 7, 1927, in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Faris O. and Atha Melton Marshall. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley A. Turner of Sumter; a son, Hubert K. Turner Jr. of

Sumter; a brother, Carroll Marshall of Eutawville; and two sisters, Faye Cercopely of Eutawville and Betty Priester of Goose Creek. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert K. Turner; a brother, William LEE “Bill” Marshall; and a sister, Evelyn M. Carter. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Clarendon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or to the American Heart Association, 520 Gervais St., Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org.

CARRIE EVANS Carrie Helen Stanfield Evans, age 95, beloved wife of the late J.P. Evans, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter. Born Sept. 10, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Kisler Eugene and Annie Felder Stanfield. Helen was the owner and operator of Helen’s Beauty Walk in Summerton. She was a member of Summerton Presbyterian Church and was known as a silent worker for Jesus Christ. She was a person to lend a hand to anyone who needed it and never wanted anything in return. Helen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Surviving are two daughters-in-law, Jean Evans of Arkansas and Betty Jean Evans of Las Vegas; four brothers, John C. Stanfield and his wife, Mary, of Goose Creek, Frankie Stanfield, Jimmy Stanfield and his wife, Linda, and Kenneth Stanfield and his wife, Mary, all of Sumter; two sisters, Annie S. Powell and her husband, Louie, of Pine-

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wood and Barbara S, Hodge and her husband, Red, of Paxville; four grandchildren, Billy Evans and his wife, Tina, of Nevada, LeAnn Holmes and her husband, Price, Beverly Morrison and her husband, Steve, and Wendy Russing and her husband, Phil, all of Arkansas; along with 12 great-grandchildren; and nine greatgreat-grandchildren. Ms. Evans was preceded in death by two sons, Alton Evans and Bernard Evans; four sisters, Marie Davis, Pearl Davis, Carrie Lee EVANS Leviner and Cora Belle Capps; one brother, Francis Stanfield; and two grandchildren, Jeannine Evans and Tina Cotton. A funeral service will be held at noon today in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garland Hart officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon today at Bullock Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Summerton Presbyterian Church, 16 S. Cantey St., Summerton, SC 29148 or to Amedisys Hospice, 2555 Lindo Court B, Sumter, SC 29150. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

ARTIE PERRY Artie Perry, 67, departed this life on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Born Aug. 21, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Clifton Perry and Olive Charles. The family will be receiving at the home of his brother, Lewis Prince, 1058 Acres Ave., Sumter. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

RONALD RAY ERTER Ronald Ray Erter, of 2766 Powhatan Drive, Sumter, and husband of Atchara Erter, died Monday, June 17, 2013, in Charleston, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 5, 1942, he was a son of Elizabeth C. Erter and the late Jack W. Erter Sr. Ron graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1960; attended the University of South Carolina; and later received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington. He moved to the West Coast, where he remained until his return to Sumter in 2000. Ron lived most of his adult life in Seattle, Wash., where he met his beloved wife, Atchara. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son, Michael Erter, and grandson, Matthew Erter, both of Seattle; his sister, Dr. Sandra Loeb Gogan (Ray) of Melbourne, Fla.; his brother, Jack W. Erter Jr. (Mary Anne) of Sumter; one niece, Caroline Erter Burns of Boston, Mass.; and two nephews, David Bartholomew Loeb of South Bend, Ind., and Dr. Jack W. Erter III of Nashville, Tenn. A private family service was held in Sumter. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the medical staff at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for their professional and loving care of Ron over the last year. Memories and condolences can be made at the online guestbook of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home (sumterfunerals.com). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in Ron’s honor to charities of one’s choice. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

MICHAEL N. WEAVER Michael Nelson Weaver, 53, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Franklin and Dorothy Mixon Weaver. Surviving are his

mother and a brother, Allen Weaver and wife, Lynn, all of Sumter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Weaver. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Karen Starr officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, 1515 Plowden Mill Road, Sumter, SC 29153. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 775-9386.

ROBIE LEE JOE BISHOPVILLE — Robie Lee Joe, 84, passed away on June 14, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland. Family and friends may contact the family at 1406 Browntown Road, Bishopville. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Jamestown Road Church of God, 2671 Jamestown Road, Bishopville, with the Rev. Curtis Murph officiating. Square Deal Funeral Home of Bishopville has been entrusted with these services. HERMAN W. MILES Herman W. Miles entered eternal rest on June 16, 2013, at Florence Regency Hospital. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 457 Cove Pointe, Florence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Biashopville. JAMES PORTER James Porter, 65, husband of Rosa White Porter, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1947, in Sumter County, he was a son of Joe and Rosetta Gibson Porter. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home, 135 N. Milton Road, Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

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Beavers sends Cards packing with 11-4 win BY ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — It’s one down and three to go for Oregon State. The No. 3 national seed Beavers stayed alive at the College World Series on Monday, beating Louisville 11-4 after a sevenrun fourth inning broke open the game. Oregon State won national championships the last two times it played in Omaha, in 2006 and ‘07, and coach Pat Casey’s first title team did it the hard way. The Beavers (51-12) face the same challenge as that 2006 team, having to win four straight after losing their CWS opener to reach the best-of-three finals.

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Louisville’s Alex Chittenden, left, runs past Oregon State catcher Jake Rodriguez to score a run in the Cardinals’ 11-4 loss in the College World Series on Monday in Omaha, Neb.

Next up is Indiana or Mississippi State on Wednesday. Casey said he’s careful not to compare this year’s team to the 2006 squad, though the situation makes it seem unavoidable.

“They’re all different clubs, they’re different personnel,” Casey said. “I think they’ve got a pretty good understanding of what it is they have to do. We talk about things that this team needs to do, and they usually respond.” The Pac-12 champion Beavers won conference series against Oregon and fellow CWS participant UCLA after losing the first games of series. In a super regional, they bounced back from a Game 1 loss to beat Kansas State. Oregon State enjoyed a stressfree afternoon against the Cardinals (51-14), who committed four errors against the Beavers and 13 in their last six games. Ben Wetzler (10-1) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings while Louisville starter Jeff Thompson (11-2) lasted 3 2-3 innings, with three of the seven runs against him unearned.

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Tree Service Tree Doctor Call us for an appt. Free est. 7 days/week. Prune trees, remove trees, grind stumps, proper limbing & treatment. 803-773-8402.

The family of Mrs Virginia Ardis Gentry wishes to express our appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown. Your calls, visits, prayers, cards, floral expressions and kind words have touched our hearts and lifted our spirits during this difficult times. God Bless all of you. The Gentry & Ardis Family

Lost & Found Sumter Cty Animal Control 1240 Winkles Rd. 803-436-2066 or 436-2755. Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Found: Hospital Circle lab mix brown. Shephard mix tan & blk. Foxcroft, lab mix brown. Adams Ave. hound mix, blk & tan. Edgewater, chihuahua mix tan. Hilltop pit mix tan. Douglas Swamp Rd. mix tan & white. Saddle Trail Dr. lab brown. Briarwood, lab mix blk & tan. Hobson, pit mix brown. S. Washington, pit mix gray. Marden Rd. bull mix brown. For pit mixes, must have proof of ownership. Lost 3 Garcia Evo Reels, lost between Old Manning Rd & Hwy 15. If you have seen anything call Roy Reaves 803-464-4492. Nice Ladies Watch found near Oswego Rd. Please describe 803-499-2720

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James Mitchell Shorter Jr

#2013ES4300289 Personal Representative Robin Shorter Wadford 2835 Hathaway Drive Sumter, SC 29154

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Want to Buy Looking for a house in the Alice Drive area that is for sale by owner. This will be a cash sale. Reasonable repairs accepted. Looking for 3 BR 2 BA, starter home. No realtors please. 803 468-0295

Auctions Sumter County Live Auction: Opening Night: 6/21/13 Every Friday & Saturday, 1644 Suber St. Doors Open at 7pm.

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun.

For Sale or Trade Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364 Six place setting dinnerware, clear deep blue, includes matching glasses, other extras. $25. Ph 773-1078

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Ricky's Tree Service Tree removal, stump grinding, Lic & ins, free quote, 803-435-2223 or cell 803-460-8747.

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Persons having claim against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to ile their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Sumter County Courthouse, N. Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the irst publication of this Notice to Creditors, (unless previously barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to heir claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate:

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Gloria Maria Jackson Pack Sunrise: July 23, 1951 Sunset: June 18, 2011 It has been two years since you left us. Gone but not forgotten. Missed and Loved by your Husband, Children & Grandchildren

BUSINESS SERVICES Electrical Services Fulton Town Electric, Service any electrical needs. Cert. Master Electrician, 938-3261/883-4607

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

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Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439 Used ceiling tiles for sale. Call Bobby Sisson at 803-464-2730. Kenmore Washer/Dryer call 803 481-4596 $100 & free child swing

Sales person needed for new used-car dealership. Exp. req. Please call to schedule an interview 803-494-5900. Experienced Tire/Lube Technician needed: Must be able to perform automotive lube oil filter changes. Mount, repair auto tires and other general services. Salary negotiable with benefit package. Apply in person at Frasier Tire, 310 E. Liberty St. Licensed Nail Tech Needed: MUST have 1-2 yrs experience, own transportation & know how to do basic manicures, pedicures, gel nails, gel polish, acrylic nails, pink / whites. Please send resume to: 8 First Ave, Manning, SC 29102. Serious Inquires Only. Wanted Brick Masons with at least 10 yrs Exp. must have own transportation Call 803 720-4092 or 803 464-4546 Midlands Medtech is now hiring Full time//part time EMTS and Paramedics. Apply in person @ 111 S Harvin St Sumter SC 29150 Seeking an Exp HVAC installer. Needs to be experienced with duct fabrication and installation of duct work with residential and some light commercial equipment. Salary based upon experience. Paid vacation and benefits. Call Lowery Heating and Air 803-778-2942 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

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Ocean Lakes 2BR/2BA C/H/A Sleeps 8, near ocean, Call 803-773-2438

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RENTALS Unfurnished Apartments

Accepting Applications Oakland Plantation Apts. 5501 Edgehill Rd 499-2157 2 Br apts. available. Applications accepted Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am - 4:30pm.

905 Arnaud St 2BR 2BA All appliances, washer/Dryer HU No pets, No Smoking, Single family dwelling, Avail. July 1 $875 Mo. Call 803 464-8354

Unfurnished Homes 625 Baldwin Dr. 3BR, 2BA home in wonderful neighborhood off Alice Dr. All appliances, fenced yard. $1000/Mo and $1000/sec dep. Call 803-934-6845

Experienced Pet Groomer needed. Must have own tools. Call Tim at (803)473-0549 or (803)435-0199 for appointment.

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PT legal assistant with good phone etiquette and customer service skills for busy law office. Must type at least 45 wpm. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 2446, Sumter, SC 29151. Full-time licensed Physical Therapist Assistant needed for busy outpatient clinic in Sumter area. Outpatient experience necessary. Must have PTA licenses and be self-motivated. Excellent salary and benefits. Send resume to Progressive Physical Therapy, Attn: Angie, 100 Jimmy Love Lane, Columbia, SC 29212 or fax 803-798-3335

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6 Bay Truck Garage with lift and Offices Call Bobby Sisson 803-464-2730 Two Bay Car garage located on Hwy 441. Avail. on July 15th operated now as car wash. $850/mo. 1st & last month due at signing of lease. Call Dean 803-236-1459

Miscellaneous Rentals Building on Liberty St. would be good for small church. $500 mo. Call Bobby Sisson at 803-464-2730.

REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale

For Rent or Sale remodeled large 3 BR 2 Ba house with large wired storage bldg. Located near lake 2 min. from boat landing 25 min from Sumter, 15 min from Manning Rent $650 mo +Dep. Call 803 478-4625

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Attractive & Affordable home in safe area. Min from Shaw. Many extras. No H/A or PETS! $480/mo + $350/dep. Call 803-983-0043

The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SFC Jeffrey Hudson 803-427-3104 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979

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Recently ren 2BR MH on 1/2 ac shady lot in Burgess Glen Park. C /H/A, 4643 Allene Dr. Close to Shaw Fin Avail. 775-4391 464-5960

2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015 Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 1996 2BR 2BA in Sumter All appl. Sect 8 Accepted 469-6978 Iris Winds MHP: 3BR/2BA MH No pets. Ref/dep req'd, $500/mo. Call 803-775-6816, 803-460-9444

3600 Dallas: Dalzell, 3BR, 2BA. Big Lot. Big storage & workshop. 1/2 ac lot. Financing Available. 775-4391, 464-5960

For Sale, 4Bed/2Bath, Land, $325/mo. 803-494-5090 Scenic Lake 2BR/1BA & 2BR 2Bth. No pets. Call between 9am 5pm ONLY! (803) 499-1500. Remodeled 3 BR 2BA SW on Lrg Private Lot Lawn & Extermination services $450 Mo /Dep Ref Required Call 481-0570

1102 Manning Rd. 3BR/1BA, C /H/A renovated. Hardwood floors. Fenced Backyard. Easy Financing. 775-4391, 464-5960

For Sale, 4Bed/2Bath, Land, $325/mo. 803-494-5090

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Property overlooks pond & community clubhouse/pool. 3BR w/maple hardwood floors, 3 full BA w/ceramic tile. Solid maple 42" kitchen cabinetry w/Charleston Style concrete countertops. Oversize 2 car garage. All appliances incl'd w/purchase. Seller will pay $5,000. toward closing. (REDUCED) asking $229,000. Call 803-968-1187

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By Owner 2265 Tudor St 2BR/2BA carport, new paint/carpet call 469-9381 for Appt.

HUGE 2003 Fleetwood 4 Bedroom Double Wide Moble Home. Excellent condition. 1 acre lot included. Mobile home is bricked underpinned and has a back porch. Owner financing available! Call 843-389-4215. Iris Winds MHP,Sumter Immediate occupancy. 3BR MH. $25,900. Fin. avail. 803-460-9444, 800-996-9540, 803-775-6816

2002 Fleetwood Wilderness 27H, 27ft travel trailer. Centered LR, rear bath/shower, booth dinette, ducted A/C, kitchen w/frig, stove/oven, microwave, qn bed, 1 slide-out. $8,500. Call 803-840-0207

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