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County could get $250K for development, $3.5M for training center BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com Sumter County is one step away from receiving $250,000 for future economic development efforts from the state’s fiscal year 2013-14 general fund budget, as well as another $3.5 million to help develop a new training center at Central Carolina Technical College. The $250,000 allocated by the general assembly to Sumter County for economic develop-

ment comes through the S.C. Department of Commerce budget, as part of a $5 million overall allocation for regional economic development organizations across the state. “The allocated funds to Sumter in the new state budget for economic SCHWEDLER development is a real shot in the arm for our community and a needed boost to the efforts of the Sum-

ter Development Board,” said Jay Schwedler, president and CEO of the Sumter Development Board. While Sumter County is not a member of a regional alliance, having left the Central SC Alliance in 2010, it isn’t because of a lack of effort. In February, economic developers from both Sumter and Beaufort County worked toward forming a joint two-county effort

BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com A young girl having the courage to come forward with her family in mid-May and tell police what happened to her prompted the monthlong investigation ultimately lead- DuRANT ing to the arrest of a local minister on criminal sexual conduct charges, officials with the Sumter Police Department said Monday. On Friday, Sumter

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law enforcement charged 58-year-old Larry DuRant, pastor of Word International Ministries on North Guignard Drive, with a total of eight various criminal sexual conduct charges, including two charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 11 and 14. DuRant was released from the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on Saturday afternoon after meeting a SEE DuRANT, PAGE A8

Clarendon, resident battle for jurisdiction of Clubhouse Road BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com SUMMERTON — Potholes, trenches from rainwater runoffs, limbs and branches that hang into the roadway and patches of asphalt with drop-offs as deep as six to eight inches along Clubhouse, Paul’s and Bo’s roads have people with homes in the area

demanding action. “I’ve lived on this road since I was 8 years old,” said David Johnston, 61, a retired Sumter businessman, who lives on Lot 1 of the subdivision. “I built a home beside my parents, and I moved here when I retired in 2008. I have never seen this road in SEE ROAD, PAGE A4

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Donning shades and a hat to battle the hot summer sun, Wayne DeAngeli, a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, paints the railing outside the chapel Thursday morning. He and his wife, Therese, were there to give the place of worship a little TLC (tender loving care), he said.

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Trees and deep ruts make traveling along Paul’s Road hard for fire engines and ambulances.

Palmetto State ranks 45th in kids’ ability to succeed COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina ranks better than just five states in the overall wellbeing of its children, according to a national report released Monday. The Kids Count survey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that the overall ranking of the state’s children slipped two spots from last year’s report, to 45th overall in children’s ability to succeed. The report uses a variety of indica-

tors to come up with a state’s ranking, such as economics, education and health. Kids Count ranked South Carolina children’s economic well-being at 44th in the country, a drop of nine spots from last year. Twenty-eight percent of children — or 297,000 kids — were living in poverty in 2011, compared to 23 percent in 2005. Thirty-five percent of South Carolina’s children lived in homes where parents lacked secure

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ence poverty when they are young and among children who experience persistent and deep poverty.” There were some improvements, including in the area of children’s health. Only 8 percent of South Carolina’s children were listed as without health insurance in 2011, compared to 13 percent in 2008. And the percentage of low-birth weight babies dropped from 10.2 in 2005 to 9.9 in 2010.

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Arson suspect tries to escape from custody A 22-year-old man charged June 18 with setting another man’s vehicle on fire near his home on Dew Street earned another charge when he tried to escape police custody at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center just hours after his arrest. William Paul Paranto of 26 Dew St. was charged with attempting escape about 9:15 a.m. after running about 50 feet outside the jail shortly before he was booked on a thirddegree arson charge, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Paranto was detained about 7:46 a.m. near his home after a neighbor told police Paranto set his vehicle on fire.

Hydrant flow tests Wednesday, Thursday The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on Waterlilly Drive, Maplecreek Drive, Brutsch Avenue, Batty Way, Patriot Parkway, Jameson Place, Albemarle Court, Continental Road, Minutemen Lane and Senate Lane. Water customers in these areas may experience temporary discolored water. Direct any questions or concerns to the City of Sumter Public Services Department at (803) 436-2558.

BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com BISHOPVILLE — Third Circuit Court Judge R. Ferrell Cothran said there isn’t much he can do with a defendant before him who commits one crime while serving a probationary sentence for another. Stefan S. Shannon, however, received a new probationary sentence last week that includes 3rd Circuit Drug Court with Judge Amy Land. Cothran sentenced Shannon to seven years in prison, suspended to six months in jail and two years’ probation, along with $1,370 for damage and property taken when Shannon broke into the Hardees in Bishopville in mid-May. “If you mess up on drug court, you’re going to the Department of Corrections for the full seven years, and that’s a long time,” Cothran told Shannon, who pleaded guilty to non-violent seconddegree burglary at the Lee County Courthouse. According to 3rd Circuit Assistant Solicitor Paul Fata, Shannon entered the Hardees after breaking a drivethru window about 4:16 a.m. May 17. “Surveillance video showed (Shannon) walking around inside the building,” Fata said, though he did not reveal in court what Shannon took. “The employees of the restaurant found the rear drive-thru glass door broken out. No one was found inside at the time.”

Shannon was detained later by Bishopville police when he was walking down a nearby street. He had been serving a five-year probationary sentence for a similar charge committed in August 2009. “He confessed (about the Hardees burglary) the next day,” said Lee County Assistant Public Defender King Cutter. “He has admitted to having alcohol problems.” As part of the sentence, Cothran revoked two years of Shannon’s current probation and terminated the rest. Other court business at the Lee County Courthouse this week included: • Marcus A. Williams, 21, of 65 Glenwood Drive in Sumter, was given a sentence not to exceed six years under the Youthful Offender Act after pleading guilty before Cothran to strong arm robbery. Third Circuit Assistant Solicitor Cliff Scott told Cothran that Williams robbed the clerk of a Bishopville convenience store on Christmas Eve 2012, taking about $50, before fleeing in a car parked behind the business. Sumter attorney Calvin Hastie told Cothran that his client had just lost his job and had a 2-month-old son at home. “That, of course, should not have encouraged him to do this,” Hastie said. “But he’s had six months since his arrest to sit in jail and think about what he’s done.”

Williams was surrounded by family members and the mother of his child during the plea. He had no criminal record before the robbery. “I can’t imagine what went through your mind that you would do something so stupid when you haven’t been in trouble before,” Cothran said. “You have all this family support, and I wish you good luck.” • Oscar Oneal Pouge, 30, of 106 S. Calhoun St. in Bishopville, received a seven-year prison sentence, suspended to five years’ probation and $14,405.04 in restitution from Cothran after pleading guilty to grand larceny greater than $10,000. Pouge faced up to 10 years in prison for the charge, which he received Oct. 12, 2012, according to court records, stemming from an incident in February 2011. Pouge was accused of entering land near a family farm with another man and taking spare parts used in railroad construction. Pouge told Cothran that he did “go into the woods and took stuff,” but that he didn’t know at the time the parts were someone’s property. Cutter said his client was “not told to unload the truck” when he was found, and also that a gate guarding the property was open. Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 7741211.

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World Orphans group yard sale Saturday The Sumter World Orphans Rescue Team is hosting a group yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the student building parking lot at Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road. In addition to the yard sale tables, World Orphans T-shirts, baked goods and drinks will be for sale as well as opportunities to learn more about the ministry. All proceeds from this sale will go to fund Global Orphan Care ministries. For more information, contact Nate Livesay at (803) 983-2076 or at nate@ worldorphans.org or Leandra Livesay at (803) 9831-1756 or leandralivesay@gmail.com .

Police: Fight preceded man’s dragging death COLUMBIA — Columbia police said a man who died after apparently being dragged by a van for several blocks was in a fight just before his death. Authorities said a man in his early 50s died after being dragged more than 1,500 feet Sunday night. Police said the man was standing between the van and trailer and arguing about a cellphone with a second man an hour earlier.

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An 80-year-old woman lost control of her car and ran over the deer and sign in front of Newton’s Florist on Broad Street on Monday. The woman was not injured in the crash with the deer, which was installed in 1994.

Sumter police offers tips for safe summer FROM STAFF REPORTS Summer presents special safety concerns for children, according to a June 21 news release from the Sumter Police Department. With parents working, many children will be left unsupervised during the summer making safety a greater concern. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to take the time to talk with their children about personal safety and not assume they know what to do if an emergency occurs. “Our children are our most precious possessions, and we, as parents, must teach them how to keep themselves safe,” said Sumter Po-

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Spaghetti dinners will help send kids to camp BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

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Last year, individuals at Concord Baptist Church paid for the youth’s annual trip to Camp Longridge, a Christianbased camp in Ridgeway. This year, the camp committee is hoping to make about $3,000 selling spaghetti. “We’re trying to raise the money this year so nobody has to come out-of-pocket at the church,� said Derek Mathis, youth leader. “We’ve done other fundraisers for the

WHAT: Send a Youth to Camp Fundraiser WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday WHERE: Concord Baptist Church, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, Sumter COST: $6 per dinner, which includes spaghetti, green beans, garlic bread and cake. BENEFITS: Concord Baptist Youth Group NOTES: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Free delivery to a business that purchases five or more plates. PHONE: Call (803) 495-8580 or (803) 4810599.

youth for other things, but this is the first time we’ve done it for camp.� The weeklong stay has

some of the more traditional camp elements such as zip lines, climbing wall and paintball, but it also features praise and worship. “I like the chapel,� said Jerizane Stone, 13. “When we go to it, they do our messages kind of in teen words so we understand better. ... All the staff are Christians, and if you need advice, you can go to them.� This will be her second year going. And it will be at least the fifth time for another 13-year-old. “I like everything about it,�

Katelyn Morris said. “The high ropes course is my favorite activity. I think it’s great because if we go to Camp Longridge, we learn more about Jesus.� It costs $290 per child, said Lewis Riles, another youth leader. They are hoping to send 13 to camp this summer, so donations are welcome. “Every little bit helps,� Riles said. “Even if it’s only a $1 or $5, it’s better than zero.� Some local businesses have also sponsored children, he said. “There could be some

kids at my church who can’t afford to go, and that’s one excellent thing Concord can do is help send them to Bible camp,� Stone said. “If they want to learn more about the Lord, they should be able to.� She, Morris and others are scheduled to help the youth leaders prepare and deliver meals Friday. For more information, call (803) 495-8580 or (803) 4810599. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

Haley signs bill that could bring $1B to S.C. roads BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press COLUMBIA — After years of being left out of the state’s spending plans for its extra revenue, South Carolina’s roads and bridges are finally getting some additional money. But it isn’t as much as the people who build and maintain the highways or business leaders want. Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Monday that uses a mix of new revenue from growth, reallocated sales taxes from vehicles and borrowing to raise up to $1 billion during the next 10 years to improve the state’s roads and bridges. It is far short of the $5 billion to $6 billion a

coalition of business groups said is needed just for the most critical projects and doesn’t approach the $30 billion over 20 years the state Department of Transportation estimates it will cost to get all of South Carolina’s roads and bridges to good conditions. “I think you can count on the fact it is not enough. But it is a great step in the right direction. I am a halffull guy, not a halfempty guy,� DOT Director Robert St. Onge said. Haley said people need to concentrate on what has been done instead of what was asked for. She said agencies always ask for more money than they need. “Let’s see what hap-

pens. A billion dollars is a lot of money,� Haley said. “I’ve always said a great economy is in a state with a lot of orange cones everywhere.� South Carolina’s spending on its roads and bridges has been stagnant for years as the state spent money on other priorities, or recently, just tried to survive the Great Recession. The state’s gas tax is unchanged from 1987 at 16 cents a gallon, but there was absolutely no support to raise it or any other taxes. So the Legislature worked out a compromise. The spending plan sends $50 million to the State Infrastructure Bank to borrow for major projects. Up to

$50 million from this year’s surplus would be used to repair the state’s crumbling bridges, and $41 million from the state sales tax on vehicles would repair secondary roads. Borrowing and federal highway matches could push the total to between $800 million and $1 billion during the next 10 years. If there’s enough surplus to provide the full $50 million, about 50 bridges statewide would be replaced or rehabilitated. Some of the most conservative Republicans in the Legislature were against borrowing to pay for roads. Haley said she didn’t particularly like it either, but it seemed like the best solution since the state

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ROAD from Page A1 this kind of shape.� Clarendon County is responsible for maintaining the northern end of Clubhouse Road in the Robert E. Lee subdivision on Lake Marion. But an ongoing legal battle with a property owner has stymied any efforts to improve the route. However, there is a chance this week the matter can be resolved and the county can resume the needed work. “It’s been going on long enough,� Johnston told a group of Clubhouse residents at a meeting at his home on June 15. “These roads are in deplorable condition. They aren’t safe to drive on.� The homes and lots up and down Clubhouse Road range in price from $180,000 to more than $400,000, and if a home was to catch on fire, how many homes would be destroyed before enough engines could attack the fire, he asked. “We pay our taxes, and we don’t get anything for it,� Johnston added. Clarendon County Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said Monday that while she can get fire engines down Clubhouse Road, the response time would be slightly longer than normal because of the condition of the road. But, Buck Turbeville, director of Clarendon Health Systems Emergency Services, said Monday that Clubhouse Road is almost impassable for his big box ambulances. “I couldn’t get my big ambulances down those roads without the limbs and branches tearing off my radio antennas,� Turbeville said Monday. “And, if we need to call in first responders for assistance, they’ll be bringing in the fire engines. Radio equipment isn’t cheap. Antennas cost as much as $200.

The roads are in terrible shape, and on some roads there are no road signs.â€? For decades, Clarendon County had been maintaining Clubhouse Road with motor graders. But some time prior to February 2010, Ted Johnson alleged that Clarendon County trespassed on his property in order to divert rainwater from Paul’s Road north onto Clubhouse Road. At that time, Johnson filed a trespassing suit against the county and the county stopped all maintenance on three roads — Clubhouse, Paul’s and Bo’s. At the February 2010 council meeting, then-Administrator Bill Houser told council members that the lawsuit filed by Johnson was settled in the county’s favor, which would lead the way to the county’s reassuming maintenance of Clubhouse Road. However, that was not the case. Johnson asked the judge to reconsider the case and the judge ruled in favor of the county. Johnson appealed. At the December 2012 council meeting, current Administrator David Epperson told council that Clarendon County had “won the lawsuit.â€? He told council the judge did not change his decision and the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the county, thus ending the lawsuit. It was also at the December 2012 meeting that Epperson told council members about a settlement that would give the county the right of way needed to maintain the road and to accommodate the individuals living along Clubhouse Road. The settlement states that there would be no cost to the county to use and maintain the road. After Johnson asked Epperson to draw up the settlement, Johnson asked to make a couple of changes. Those changes include: • Installing a catch basin that is no higher than John-

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Reconstituted asphalt that has washed away and shows signs of erosion has made Boâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road dangerous to travel on after heavy rains.

sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property. â&#x20AC;˘ Putting in a 21-inch pipe. (If the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineer determined a smaller pipe would do the job, Johnson would accept the size.) â&#x20AC;˘ Installing a pipe under Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road at Clubhouse Road that would drain from south to north. At this point, Epperson said the county would not agree to putting Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requests into writing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a matter of trust,â&#x20AC;? Epperson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll uphold our end of the bargain.â&#x20AC;? Epperson said Monday that the county engineer would be making a new assessment of the situation including what size pipes would be necessary to divert the water and whether a pipe was needed under Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road at Clubhouse Road. While the county and Johnson are going back and forth about the terms, the conditions on Clubhouse, Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Boâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads are continuing to deteriorate, and tempers between Johnson and the homeowners

are flaring. On Monday, Johnson said it was never his intention for the roads to get in such bad shape and that he is willing for the county to begin maintaining the roads. Johnson said that since the road was first put into the subdivision more than 50 years ago, the road has moved more and more onto his property. While he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to move forward from this point where the road is today, he does not want to keep giving the county more and more of his property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomorrow, they start working on the roads,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They need to know where the property lines are and not encroach onto my property.â&#x20AC;? Johnson said that the county has had that right all along to work the road without the additional land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has cost me more than $13,000 in legal fees,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want any more lawyers. I want to get the matter settled man-to-man without

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lawyers. It should never have gotten to this point.â&#x20AC;? Johnson also had a second remedy to the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am willing to deed over without restrictions 1.86 acres along Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road and 1.46 acres along Clubhouse and Boâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads to the county,â&#x20AC;? Johnson added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would give a 50-foot roadway on Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road and a 35-foot roadway along Clubhouse and Boâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads. To do this I would need for the county to agree to putting down the necessary pipes in to take care of any water problems along Clubhouse Road. I want to put this matter in the past. I want a resolution now.â&#x20AC;? Epperson said last week he does not want to put the county into a situation where it could be sued again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to look at the big picture here,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to look at whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for the entire county.â&#x20AC;?

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The Sumter Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the office of the Sumter County Historical Commission, 155 Haynsworth St. Designed to assist clubs and businesses conduct orderly, productive meetings through the correct use of parliamentary procedure, the meetings are open to the public. Contact Laura LeGrand at (803) 775-0830 or lauralegrand@sc.rr.com.

Register now for the American Red Cross adult CPR, first aid, AED class scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 1155 N. Guignard Drive, Suite 2. Call 800733-2767. Advance registration and payment required.

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In observance of National HIV Testing Day, OASIS Care will provide free confidential HIV testing 1-4 p.m. today at El Cheapo Plus, 390 S. Guignard Drive. HIV testing will be provided by trained staff for individuals 16 years of age and older. Same day results. Call Sam Hunter at (803) 778-2442.

The Springhill Education Scholarship Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Springhill Community Center, 137 Shiver Pond Road, Rembert. The attire is black and white evening (cocktail) attire. Adriana Dubose, a 2013 Camden High School honors graduate, and Decius Sumpter, a 2013 Blythewood High School graduate, will speak. Tickets are $20. Contact Wendy Wilson at (803) 427-4578 or via email at wendy.llwilson@yahoo. com.

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Defective detective series ‘Perception’ returns BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Madness and drama keep good company. We have been entertained by staged bouts of insanity at least since Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the play that includes the line from Polonius about the “method” to Hamlet’s madness. On television, the notion of a character or detective “touched” by a condition or affliction that actually enhances his or her abilities has been well-traveled. “Monk” all but launched USA Network’s successful run of whimsical procedurals. Its rival network takes the defective detective genre to extremes with “Perception” (10 p.m., TNT, TV-14). Now entering its second season, “Perception” stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a brilliant professor and neurologist who is also a paranoid schizophrenic suffering from full-blown hallucinations. McCormack is wellcast here as professor Pierce. Even as Will on “Will & Grace,” he did a great job of walking the fine line between didac-

tic hectoring and exasperated whimsy. As the charming professor, he poses probing questions to his students (and to the audience) about the nature of biology and identity, personality and mere chemistry. He’s less convincing as the brainfor-hire, a police expert who breezes into impossible investigations that are often, if not inevitably, a case of mind over matter. Pierce’s role as a delusional, hallucinationprone investigator is troubling. We’re led to believe that his super cognitive powers don’t really kick in unless he’s slightly off (his meds, or his rocker — take your pick of offensive phrases). The fact that he has a deep attraction to a completely fictional woman based on his real analyst (Kelly Rowan) is more than a little creepy. Then again, that could be said of “Perception.”

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Tonight’s Other Highlights • Apolo Anton Ohno hosts “Minute to Win It” (8 p.m., GSN, TVPG). • Hanna worries about her mother’s secret on “Pretty Little Liars” (8 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14). • With crabs proving elusive, the crew feels abused on “Deadliest Catch” (9 p.m., Discovery, TV-14). • “Rizzoli & Isles” (9 p.m., TNT, TV-14) returns for another season of buddy cop/pajama party antics. • Kyle hunts for in-

criminating evidence on “Twisted” (9 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14). • C.J.’s impulsive move yields meager results on “Blood & Oil” (10 p.m., Discovery, TV14). • “Catfish: The TV Show” (10 p.m., MTV) returns for a second season. • “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (10 p.m., HBO) profiles Nik Wallenda and recalls baseball’s Negro Leagues.

Series Notes A reservist’s husband vanishes on “NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * Auction madness on “Hart of Dixie” (8 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) * Afghan intrigue on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * Reese is kidnapped on “Person of Interest” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * Megan returns to work on “Body

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BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Huge list prices charged by hospitals are drawing increased attention, but a federal law meant to limit what the most financially vulnerable patients can be billed doesn’t seem to be making much difference. A provision in President Obama’s health care overhaul says most hospitals must charge uninsured patients no more than what people with health insurance are billed. The goal is to protect patients from medical bankruptcy, a problem that will not go away next year when Obama’s law expands coverage for millions. Because the Affordable Care Act doesn’t cover everyone, many people will remain uninsured. Also, some who could sign up are expected to procrastinate even though the law requires virtually everyone to have health insurance. Consumer groups that lobbied for a “fair pricing” provision are disappointed. A university researcher who’s studied the issue says the government doesn’t seem to be doing much enforcement, and at least one state, Colorado, enacted a stricter rule since the federal statute passed. Critics say the law has several problems: • It applies only to nonprofit institutions, which means about 40 percent of all community hospitals are exempted. By comparison, the Colorado law also covers for-profit hospitals. • It lacks a clear formula for hospitals to determine which uninsured patients qualify for financial aid and how deep a discount is reasonable. A California law spells out such a formula for that state’s hospitals. • More than three years after Obama signed his law, the Internal Revenue Service has not issued final rules explaining how hospitals should comply with the federal billing limits. Delay doesn’t signal a high priority. “We still hear the same stories about patients who are being sent to (debt) collection,” said Jessica Curtis, director of the hospital accountability project at Community Catalyst, a Boston-based advocacy group that led the push for billing limitations. “It’s the same behavior that we were seeing before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.” The Obama administration responds that fair pricing is the law of the land and that hospitals are expected to comply even if the IRS has not finalized the rules. The agency has begun compliance reviews, a spokeswoman said. The health law “helps to protect patients from hidden and high prices and unreasonable collection actions,” said Treasury Department spokeswoman Sabrina Siddiqui.

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ASHINGTON — The headlines were immediate: All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman’s trial. What is the likelihood that you, a man, would face a jury of all women? What are the chances that one-third of the jurors judging you on a charge of second-degree murder identify their hobby as saving animals? Finally, what’s your bet that the victim in the case, an unarmed black teenager, will receive justice from a panel that is five-sixths white? We depend on reassuring answers to such questions, but our headKathleen lines belie our skepti- PARKER cism. Do we really trust our peers? To briefly recount, Zimmerman, 29, is charged with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a volunteer watchman, saw Martin walking through his neighborhood, thought he looked suspicious, and the rest is familiar to anyone reading this. What makes the jury interesting, other than the head-snapping reporting of its composition, is that it forces to the fore all the implications we try to avoid: Do gender, race, ethnicity (age, sexual orientation, and so on) matter when it comes to judging one another? We like to think not, yet, admit it, the reason the all-women jury made headlines is because it raises those very questions. Indeed, those questions are at the heart of the prosecution’s case. Zimmerman, who avers that he acted in self-defense, is accused of profiling Martin and acting accordingly. Because Martin was black and wearing a hooded shirt (it was raining), Zimmerman presumably took him to be dangerous — inherently so, not because of anything overtly threatening. Martin, en route from a convenience store back to his own home, was, to Zimmerman’s eyes, wandering, aimlessly. Ergo: Doesn’t belong? Up to no good? We now know that Martin was talking on the phone to his girlfriend, perhaps daydreaming a little, meandering in his conversation rather than “acting suspiciously.” Would a white teen similarly attired have been adjudged suspicious and potentially dangerous by Zimmerman? The prosecutors think not. Yet, we also know that Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, worked as a volunteer with black youth. He wasn’t by any apparent standard a racist. But he decided that someone who looked like Martin didn’t belong in a neighborhood where several break-ins recently had oc-

curred. Was his deduction logical or racist — or both? Consciously or not, we all make such judgments every day. We cross the street to avoid someone whose dress, behavior or some other signal makes us feel less secure. It’s human nature deeply rooted in thousands of years of survival. Understanding this is no justification for harmful actions, obviously, but behavior can’t be judged independent of context. This is the essence of what Zimmerman’s jury will have to consider. Under the circumstances, might a reasonable person have responded as Zimmerman did? As to what really happened during a scuffle only Zimmerman is alive to describe, jurors will have to fill in blanks using their own best judgment. And what about that jury? Most likely, news of the all-women panel prompted involuntary thoughts: Can such a jury fairly judge a man? Would we ask the same were the defendant a female and the jury all-male? If two jurors are so softhearted that they rescue animals (would that everyone did), are they tough enough to condemn a man to life in prison? Will five white women be inclined to side with Zimmerman because of their similar skin pigmentation and possible experiences with race? We naturally recoil at such questions because they offend our sense of justice. We trust juries because there is no better alternative. By our consent to the process, we are putting our faith in the better angels of man’s nature. We console ourselves with the knowledge that jurors typically take their jobs seriously and try to be fair. But history also reminds us that intentions are not reliable predictors of behavior. We tend our biases in secret, sometimes even from ourselves, and we project our own experiences onto others. Even the president of the United States stepped forward to identify himself with Martin, about whom he said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” What is this if not racial identification? And is the president’s statement itself prejudicial to jurors who, wanting not to appear racist, may be more inclined to convict? In our racially diverse, proudly multicultural nation, it isn’t clear whether a jury of one’s peers is possible. Whatever the outcome, the Zimmerman trial will force us to confront our own biases — a necessary step toward the aspiration we call blind justice. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com. © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR County council’s $90,000 upgrade irresponsible In response to the article in Friday, May 31, Item concerning new technology, computers, tablets, etc., just installed by county council at a cost of $90,000: It is my understanding council lacks $137,000 of balancing the budget. So what do they do? Raise taxes seems to be all they can think of. I am not against new technology, but if you can’t balance the budget, how can you afford to upgrade your system. Sounds like federal government mentality to me. That $90,000 is over half of your deficit. This is just some more irresponsible behavior of county council. How do you think someone in business

could survive if they applied these kinds of practices to their business? Think about this the next time elections come up. BOB BILLHEIMER, Chairman for Responsible Government Sumter

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tunity to thank Jimmy Sanders and David Harrison of Swamp Fox Archers for hosting the event, Daniel Russell for providing barbecue and Steven Martens of the Summerton American Legion for manning the grill. We would like to give a special thanks to David Schull of the Bowhunters of South Carolina who brought a donation from his group. American soldiers provide for us on a daily basis, and we are honored to be able to give back to them. Again, we appreciate all who participated in the event and look forward to seeing you in the future. CHIP STOKES, CEO SCOTT DAULT, CFO CWWAF Summerton

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ASHINGTON — The question of whether Barack Obama’s second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality? Before Berlin, Obama set his steep downward trajectory by squandering the most precious post-election months on guncontrol futilities, and by a subsequent storm of scandals that have made his unvarying project — ever bigger, more expansive, more intrusive and more coercive government — more repulsive. Then came Wednesday’s pratfall in Berlin. There he vowed energetic measures against global warming (“the global threat of our time”). The 16-year pause of this warming was not predicted by, and is not explained by, the climate models for which, in his strange understanding of respect for science, he has forsworn skepticism. Regarding another threat, he spoke an almost meaningless sentence that is an exquisite example of why his rhetoric cannot withstand close reading: “We may strike blows against terrorist networks, but if we ignore the instability and intolerance that fuels extremism, our own freedom will eventually be endangered.” So, “instability and intolerance” are to blame for terrorism? Instability where? Intolerance of what by whom “fuels” terrorists? Terrorism is a tactic of destabilization. Intolerance is, for terrorists, a virtue. It is axiomatic: Arms control is impossible until it is unimportant. This is because arms control is an arena of competition in which nations negotiate

only those limits that advance their interests. Nevertheless, Obama trotted out another golden oldie in Berlin when he vowed to resuscitate the cadaver of nuclear arms control with Russia. As though Russia’s arsenal is a pressing problem. And as though there is reason to think President Vladimir Putin, who calls the Soviet Union’s collapse “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” is interested in reducing the arseGeorge nal that is the WILL basis of his otherwise Third World country’s claim to great power status. Shifting his strange focus from Russia’s nuclear weapons, Obama said “we can ... reject the nuclear weaponization that North Korea and Iran may be seeking.” Were Obama given to saying such stuff off the cuff, this would be a good reason for handcuffing him to a teleprompter. But, amazingly, such stuff is put on his teleprompter and, even more amazingly, he reads it aloud. Neither the people who wrote those words nor he who spoke them can be taken seriously. North Korea and Iran may be seeking nuclear weapons? North Korea may have such weapons. Evidently Obama still entertains doubts that Iran is seeking them. In Northern Ireland before going to Berlin, Obama sat next to Putin, whose demeanor and body language when he is in Obama’s presence radiate disdain. There Obama said: “With respect to Syria, we do have differing perspectives on the problem, but we share an interest in reducing the violence.”

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Obama wants to reduce the violence by coaxing Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, who is winning the war, to attend a conference at which he negotiates the surrender of his power. Putin wants to reduce the violence by helping — with lavish materiel assistance and by preventing diplomacy that interferes — Assad complete the destruction of his enemies. Regarding Syria, Obama is tentative and, if he insists on the folly of intervening, tardy. He is giving Putin a golden opportunity to humiliate the nation responsible for the “catastrophe.” In a contest between a dilettante and a dictator, bet on the latter. Obama’s vanity is a wonder of the world that never loses its power to astonish, but really: Is everyone in his orbit too lost in raptures of admiration to warn him against delivering a speech soggy with banalities and bromides in a city that remembers John Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” and Ronald Reagan’s “Tear down this wall”? With German Chancellor Angela Merkel sitting nearby, Obama began his Berlin speech: “As I’ve said, Angela and I don’t exactly look like previous German and American leaders.” He has indeed said that, too, before, at least about himself. It was mildly amusing in Berlin in 2008, but hardly a Noel Coward-like witticism worth recycling. His look is just not that interesting. And after being pointless in Berlin, neither is he, other than for the surrealism of his second term. George Will’s email address is georgewill@washpost.com. © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

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DuRANT from Page A1 $120,000 bond set earlier in the day. The alleged victims told police the suspect repeatedly used his position in the church to force them into various sexual acts, including oral and vaginal intercourse, claiming the occurrences were part of a “healing process” and “private prayer.” During his bond hearing on Saturday, Sumter Police Detective Natalie Kelly said the women were told the sexual acts would “protect them from cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.” The suspect allegedly committed the acts at both his church on North Guignard Drive, another church location on Manning Avenue, and his home on Four Bridges Road. Sumter Police Deputy Chief Alvin Holston said after authorities learned of the one alleged victim, their investigation led to other young women coming forward and reporting additional incidents. And the fact that these charges involve a trusted member of a church highlight why it’s important for children and parents to trust each other enough to be able discuss any issues they might be facing,

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Holston said. “This is a strong reminder that parents should really work hard, it’s a two-way street for parents and children, to have a strong relationship in regards of being able to talk about anything,” Holston said, later adding, “If they (the children) exhibit any type of strange behavior, or actions, ask questions about it. I know that it’s an uncomfortable situation, but uncomfortable or not, let’s think about the victims.” DuRant also faces a forgery charge in connection to a false deed filed with the Sumter County Register of Deeds office. Holston said the investigation continues, as officials are looking into possible other charges. “There’s still activity on this case, so we’ll continue to work this,” Holston said. Police encourage any possible victims to come forward. Anyone with information pertaining to these alleged crimes is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC. You can remain anonymous. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.

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named the Beaufort and Sumter Economic Alliance, or BASE. Despite not being contiguous counties, organizers said the union made sense because of both counties’ similar economic conditions, influenced by the military bases in their respective communities. The lack of geographic connectivity, however, caused some resistance from several members of the state Legislature, said Rep. Murrell Smith, RSumter, prompting the need to allocate funds specifically to Sumter County, rather than to BASE. Beaufort County is also scheduled to receive $250,000 in funds, as well. “While it didn’t work out the way we anticipated with our efforts to create a partnership with Beaufort County based on our collective strength with our military installations, our legislative delegation went to bat for us and did an outstanding job in making sure that Sumter obtained a fair piece of the funding for economic development just as the other 45 counties,” Schwedler said. As part of the requirements to receive the full allocation, local economic developers must raise the same amount in matching funds from private donors. Other than this, all that is left for the money to be officially allocated to Sumter County is for the line item to survive Gov.

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Temperature High ............................................... 88° Low ................................................ 73° Normal high ................................... 89° Normal low ..................................... 68° Record high ..................... 101° in 1950 Record low ......................... 56° in 1972

Greenville 88/69

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Bishopville 89/70

24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ............ 0.01" Month to date .............................. 4.73" Normal month to date .................. 4.19" Year to date ............................... 23.41" Normal year to date ................... 21.81"

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7 a.m. yest. 357.93 75.73 75.11 97.04

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7 a.m. yest. 7.94 4.41 6.07 2.98 78.37 5.49

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Nikki Haley’s veto pen, which the governor has until midnight tonight to issue. Should the funds be vetoed by the governor, they can be reinstated into the budget by a twothirds vote of both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate. Also included in the state budget is a second $3.5 million-allocation for the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center of Central Carolina Technical College. The funds in the 201314 fiscal year budget for the new training facility planned for the “old WalMart” location on Broad Street will give the local college $7 million toward what has been estimated an $8.5 million project. Plans for the training center were spurred on by the need to provide training for future Continental Tire employees, which was part of the incentives package agreed to by local and state officials when the company was initially recruited. Scheduled to open in January 2014, the building will not only initially house the training facilities for Continental, but it will also be the future home of the school’s mechatronics department. Smith said all indications have been that the governor will not veto the Central Carolina funding. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.

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ARIES (March 21-April LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): the last word in astrology 19): Work on what you You may confuse some can fix, not the people and upset others, eugenia LAST impossible. Listen to but it will be necessary if others’ complaints and you want to reach your sympathize. Coming up goal. Now is not the time with workable solutions will put you in a to show uncertainty. good position. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put your own TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Express your spin on whatever you pursue. Be creative feelings and future plans. Take in a seminar and let your imagination lead the way. Love or pick up information that will help you and romance will inspire you to take on reach your goal successfully. Love is on the new responsibilities. rise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have more Concentrate on your personal papers and control than you realize. Step up and put finances. Making changes at home or your plans in motion. Don’t limit the buying or selling something that will help outcome because someone is putting you balance your budget should be unnecessary demands on you. considered. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get a grip on CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Focus on what’s important to you and what isn’t. partnerships. Whether it is a business or Taking on too much will be your downfall. personal deal you are working on, you Focus on partnerships or family members must not jump to conclusions or make who may need your help. snap decisions that can interfere with important relationships. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look, see and do. Being decisive and recognizing what you AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A challenge will are capable of doing will help you make a boost your morale and get you pumped up difference. Refuse to let fear or someone for the future. Don’t sit back or get down less generous stand in your way. because someone is being negative. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A financial setback PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your concern is likely due to a joint venture gone sour. should be with your accomplishments, not Think before you get involved with anyone someone else’s. A trip or special plans that who shows signs of uncertainty or encourage someone you care about to unpredictability. meet you halfway will lead to success.

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CLARENDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 6 p.m., hospital board room SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., County Council Chambers GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Wednesday, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Wednesday, 3 p.m., Planning Department, conference room, 12 W. Liberty St.

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Cutter back as Post 68 coach BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com

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Thomas Sumter Academy assistant baseball coach Russell Patterson is a former Negro League player, and his connection to a Boston-area college student named Cam Perron, bottom left, is the subject of a segment on today’s episode of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO starting at 10 p.m.

‘Rediscovered’ history TSA assistant and former Negro League baseball player Patterson to be featured in HBO Real Sports segment BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com

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he grades were in and Russell Patterson wasn’t happy. Almost furious, in fact. Two As and two Bs as a freshman at Tulane University might have been good enough for some collegians, but not for Cam Perron. “I went off, actually,” said Patterson.

The Arlington, Mass., native called home, wondering why Patterson was so mad. “I’m a freshman,” Patterson heard him say. “I’m lucky I got ….” And that was as far as he got before another outburst ended with Perron storming out of the Birmingham, Ala., hotel room he shared with Patterson. “I get on him just like I do my own kids,” said Patterson of the incident.

“But most of the time, I really do choke up when I start talking about Cam.” Perron’s relationship with the Thomas Sumter Academy assistant coach and Sumter resident is one of several he’s developed over the past seven or so years — and one that caught the eye of Bryant Gumbel and HBO Sports. Perron has developed into a top-notch

He’s back. Longtime ManningSantee American Legion baseball head coach G.G. Cutter found out Monday he would once again be coaching Post 68 after firstyear head coach Billy Sylvester asked to be relieved of his duties. Cutter will finish out the rest of the season as Manning-Santee head coach after Post 68 athletic director Bill Brewer asked Cutter to fill in for Sylvester, who accepted a coaching job in both football and baseball at Darlington High School. Steve Belangia and Stan Markle will assist Cutter. CUTTER “I’ve taken the Darlington job and we’ve already moved,” Sylvester said. “It’s an hour (away) and we’ve been moving the last few weeks and it’s been kind of hard going back and forth trying to do football (in Darlington) and baseball (in Manning) and with a family and three kids, I had to cut something out.” The former Laurence Manning Academy head coach led Post 68 to a 3-8 record this season. With all of the different responsibilities on his plate Sylvester said he did not get a chance to tell the entire team about the change, but said he has reached out to several players and they’ve been both supportive and understanding. “The town was great, the kids were great,” said Sylvester, who assisted Cutter for several years. “At this point, with me moving SEE CUTTER, PAGE B3

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Sumter, Manning, Dalzell Legion games postponed by weather BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com The Sumter P-15’s have gotten a break from their 14-games-in-14-days American Legion baseball schedule thanks to the weather. Sumter’s League III road

game against Cheraw on Monday was postponed due to rain. That came a day after the final game of the FTC Tournament of the Carolinas between the P-15’s and Wilmington, N.C., was canceled due to frequent lightning. The game has been re-

scheduled for July 3. ManningSantee Post 68 had its road game against Hartsville postponed due to rain. That game has been rescheduled for Sat-

urday at 7 p.m. Also on Monday, DalzellShaw Post 175’s League VIII road game against Lexington was postponed due to rain. That game has yet to be rescheduled. On Sunday at Riley Park, rain never fell on the field,

Nadal stunned at Wimbledon by Darcis BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press LONDON — Just like that, in a span of 15 days, Rafael Nadal went from French Open champion for a record eighth time to first-round Grand Slam loser for the only time in his career. Limping occasionally and slower than usual, but unwilling afterward to blame an old left knee injury, the two-time Wimbledon winner exited 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4 Monday against 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium — one of the most stunning results ever at the All England Club. “Nobody remembers the losses. People remember the victories,’’ Nadal said, shaking his head as he leaned back in a SEE NADAL, PAGE B7

but lightning was flashing around the park. The start of the 7 p.m. game was delayed before the game was called around 8 as Wilmington had a 3-hours-plus trip home ahead of it.

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Rafael Nadal plays a return to Steve Darcis during their Wimbledon firstround match on Monday in London. Darcis upset Nadal 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4.

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CLEMSON — Dabo Swinney and the Clemson marketing department behind the “All In” slogan would be proud. A sampling of fans who support SWINNEY the program financially clearly crave bragging rights over another conference championship. An online newsletter poll distributed to IPTAY donors begged the

question: What is Clemson’s biggest football game this fall? The three options were obvious: the season opener at Clemson against Georgia in a potential top-10 Saturday night showdown broadcast to the nation; the Florida State matchup, which has determined the ACC Atlantic Division champ four straight years; and the regularseason finale at South Carolina, a heated instate rivalry with the Gamecocks enjoying a SEE TIGERS, PAGE B5


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 7 a.m. -- Professional Tennis: The Wimbledon Championships Men’s and Women’s EarlyRound Matches from London (ESPN). 10:45 a.m. -- International Soccer: U-20 World Cup Group Match from Gaziantep, Turkey -- Mexico vs. Paraguay (ESPN2). 1:45 p.m. -- International Soccer: U-20 World Cup Group Match from Rize, Turkey -- Turkey vs. Colombia (ESPNU). 4 p.m. -- Professional Golf: PGA Professional National Championship Third Round from Corvallis, Ore. (GOLF). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Texas at New York Yankees or Cleveland at Baltimore (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- American Legion Baseball: Camden at Sumter (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHM-FM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 8 p.m. -- College Baseball: College World Series Championship Series Game Two from Omaha, Neb. -- Mississippi State vs. UCLA (ESPN). 8 p.m. -- WNBA Basketball: Phoenix at San Antonio (ESPN2). 8 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Kansas City (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7).

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 45 33 .577 – Baltimore 42 34 .553 2 New York 41 34 .547 21/2 Toronto 38 36 .514 5 Tampa Bay 39 37 .513 5 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 42 32 .568 – Cleveland 38 36 .514 4 Kansas City 35 38 .479 61/2 Minnesota 34 38 .472 7 Chicago 31 42 .425 101/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 44 32 .579 – Oakland 44 34 .564 1 Seattle 34 43 .442 101/2 Los Angeles 33 43 .434 11 Houston 29 48 .377 151/2 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3 Toronto 13, Baltimore 5 Detroit 7, Boston 5 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 9, 10 innings Seattle 6, Oakland 3, 10 innings Texas 2, St. Louis 1 Monday’s Games Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Today’s Games Cleveland (Masterson 9-5) at Baltimore (Tillman 8-2), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 7-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 7-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 6-5) at Detroit (Porcello 4-4), 7:08 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-3) at Boston (Dempster 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 6-4) at Miami (Fernandez 4-4), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 4-4) at Tampa Bay (M. Moore 9-3), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 4-7) at Kansas City (E. Santana 5-5), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-6), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 3-2) at Houston (Bedard 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 6-5) at Oakland (Milone 6-7), 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 6-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 5-7), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 12:40 p.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Colorado at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 44 33 .571 – Washington 37 38 .493 6 Philadelphia 36 40 .474 71/2 New York 30 42 .417 111/2 Miami 25 50 .333 18 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 47 29 .618 – Pittsburgh 46 30 .605 1 Cincinnati 45 32 .584 21/2 Chicago 31 43 .419 15 Milwaukee 31 43 .419 15 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 41 34 .547 – San Francisco 38 37 .507 3 Colorado 39 38 .506 3 San Diego 38 38 .500 31/2 Los Angeles 32 42 .432 81/2 Sunday’s Games Colorado 7, Washington 6 N.Y. Mets 8, Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 7, Milwaukee 4 Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 9, 10 innings Miami 7, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 4, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 1 Texas 2, St. Louis 1 Monday’s Games Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Today’s Games Arizona (Cahill 3-8) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-3) at Boston (Dempster 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 6-4) at Miami (Fernandez 4-4), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 4-7) at Kansas City (E. Santana 5-5), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-9) at Milwaukee (Lohse 2-6), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-6), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 3-2) at Houston (Bedard 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 6-5) at Oakland (Milone 6-7), 10:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 6-4) at San Diego (Marquis 9-2), 10:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 6-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 5-7), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (Kickham 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Fife 1-2), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Miami, 12:40 p.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Colorado at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

STANLEY CUP FINALS By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Chicago 3, Boston 2 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 6, Boston 5, OT Saturday, June 22: Chicago 3, Boston 1 Monday, June 24: Chicago at Boston, late x-Wednesday, June 26: Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.

GOLF Travelers Championship Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 6,854; Par: 70 Final (x-won on second playoff hole) x-Ken Duke (500), $1,098,000 69-68-65-66—268 -12 Chris Stroud (300), $658,800 66-69-66-67—268 -12 Graham DeLaet (190), $414,800 65-70-65-69—269 -11 Bubba Watson (135), $292,800 63-67-70-70—270 -10 J.J. Henry (105), $231,800 68-67-68-68—271 -9 Webb Simpson (105), $231,800 65-69-72-65—271 -9 Charley Hoffman (88), $196,725 61-73-66-72—272 -8 Ryan Moore (88), $196,725 68-70-66-68—272 -8 Stuart Appleby (73), $158,600 69-67-69-68—273 -7 Angel Cabrera (73), $158,600 67-72-71-63—273 -7 Morgan Hoffmann (73), $158,600 68-71-66-68—273 -7 Jeff Maggert (73), $158,600 70-70-65-68—273 -7 Ricky Barnes (56), $111,020 67-68-71-68—274 -6 Rickie Fowler (56), $111,020 72-68-70-64—274 -6 Russell Knox (56), $111,020 69-67-69-69—274 -6 Justin Rose (56), $111,020 67-68-68-71—274 -6 Brendan Steele (56), $111,020 68-68-72-66—274 -6 Keegan Bradley (51), $76,860 69-65-72-69—275 -5 Tommy Gainey (51), $76,860 66-67-70-72—275 -5 Jim Herman (51), $76,860 69-67-67-72—275 -5 Nick O’Hern (51), $76,860 67-66-68-74—275 -5 Patrick Reed (51), $76,860 66-66-73-70—275 -5 Kevin Sutherland (51), $76,860 69-70-68-68—275 -5 NW Arkansas Championship Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Pinnacle Country Club Rogers, Ark. Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,344; Par 71 (a-amateur) Final Inbee Park, $300,000 69-65-67—201 -12 So Yeon Ryu, $184,703 66-66-69—201 -12 Mika Miyazato, $133,989 65-70-67—202 -11 a-Lydia Ko 69-66-68—203 -10 I.K. Kim, $93,539 70-64-69—203 -10 Stacy Lewis, $93,539 67-65-71—203 -10 Suzann Pettersen, $55,113 67-70-67—204 -9 Paula Creamer, $55,113 68-68-68—204 -9 Chie Arimura, $55,113 67-65-72—204 -9 Beatriz Recari, $55,113 67-65-72—204 -9 Haeji Kang, $39,438 72-66-67—205 -8 Ai Miyazato, $39,438 73-64-68—205 -8 Shanshan Feng, $32,258 71-67-68—206 -7 Brittany Lang, $32,258 70-67-69—206 -7 Juli Inkster, $32,258 71-65-70—206 -7 Brooke Pancake, $32,258 69-67-70—206 -7 Encompass Championship Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At North Shore Country Club Glenview, Ill. Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 7,103; Par 72 (36-36) Final Craig Stadler (270), $270,000 67-65-71—203 -13 Fred Couples (158), $158,400 70-68-66—204 -12 David Frost (81), $81,000 68-67-70—205 -11 Bernhard Langer (81), $81,000 67-69-69—205 -11 Tom Lehman (81), $81,000 70-66-69—205 -11 Mark O’Meara (81), $81,000 70-67-68—205 -11 Tom Pernice Jr. (81), $81,000 70-68-67—205 -11 Kenny Perry (81), $81,000 69-69-67—205 -11 Jeff Sluman (81), $81,000 68-66-71—205 -11 Mark Calcavecchia (45), $45,000 67-69-71—207 -9 Bob Tway (45), $45,000 69-65-73—207 -9 Bart Bryant (0), $36,600 69-68-71—208 -8 Steve Pate (0), $36,600 70-66-72—208 -8 Rod Spittle (0), $36,600 71-67-70—208 -8 Jay Haas (0), $28,800 71-68-70—209 -7 Jeff Hart (0), $28,800 68-71-70—209 -7 Corey Pavin (0), $28,800 69-69-71—209 -7

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Atlanta 7 1 .875 Chicago 5 3 .625 New York 4 3 .571 Washington 4 4 .500 Connecticut 2 6 .250 Indiana 1 6 .143 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 6 2 .750 Los Angeles 5 2 .714 Phoenix 4 4 .500 Seattle 4 4 .500 San Antonio 3 5 .375 Tulsa 3 8 .273 Saturday’s Games Chicago 71, Indiana 61 Tulsa 92, Seattle 70 Sunday’s Games Atlanta 78, Connecticut 77 San Antonio 78, New York 77, OT Minnesota 88, Tulsa 79 Los Angeles 79, Washington 69 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Indiana at Atlanta, 12 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

GB – 2 21/2 3 5 51/2 GB – 1/2 2 2 3 41/2

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‘Dogs fans travel en masse for CWS finals CWS NOTEBOOK |

BY ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — The way Mississippi State fans showed up for the College World Series finals, it made one wonder whether anyone was left in the Magnolia State on Monday night. Bulldogs fan Sherry Elmore was walking through the leftfield concourse when she happened upon a neighbor who lives in the house behind her in Columbus, Miss. Small world, huh? Sherry and her husband, Steve, and Wendy Jolly drove the 870 miles to Omaha in 14 hours, arriving Sunday night. Steve didn’t have enough vacation time to come for the start of the CWS, but he said there was nothing that would stop him from making the trip if the Bulldogs made it to the finals. They did, and here he is. “We follow the Dawgs wherever they go,’’ Steve said. Mississippi State spokesman Joe Dier estimated the maroonand-white turnout at 8,000, roughly a third of the crowd at TD Ameritrade Park. Longtime

UCLA and is one of the most revered coaches ever. He died in 2010. “He’s the coach of all coaches,’’ Savage said. “He set the groundwork for so many staffs, so many programs outside of basketball that it’s hard to put into words what he’s meant to the UCLA family, the UCLA community. “So we look up to coach Wooden. He’s been our leader forever and ever, and that’s where it starts.’’

CWS ticket chairman Herb Hames said he had never seen such a rush of fans pour into town for the finals. About 1,000 people lined up Monday morning in a heavy thunderstorm for the sale of 1,000 reserved tickets for Game 1, Hames said, and all but a few wore Mississippi State colors. Tickets were sold through a lottery system. People shut out for reserved seats could buy general admission tickets, and they did en masse, Hames said.

RENFROE REWARDED

Hunter Renfroe struggled so much his first two seasons at Mississippi State that even the Bulldogs’ bus driver was wondering what was wrong with him. Everett Kennard and everyone else associated with the Bulldogs are happy with how things have turned out. Renfroe is batting .355 and shares the Southeastern Conference lead with 16 home runs. He was the No. 13 pick of the major league draft, by San Diego. Renfroe came into the season as a .242 career hitter with four home runs in 75 games.

HOMAGE TO WOODEN

UCLA coach John Savage says the impact of John Wooden continues to be felt in his and every other program at UCLA. The “Wizard of Westwood’’ built a basketball dynasty at

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Celtics head coach Rivers traded to Clippers BOSTON — Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach, a Boston Celtics official told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is pending a trade call with RIVERS the NBA office. Rivers, who had three years and $21 million left on his contract with the Celtics, must also reach an agreement on a new deal with the Clippers.

birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu on Sunday, capping her final-round rally and winning the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship. INDIANS ORIOLES

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BALTIMORE — Michael Brantley homered and had four RBI, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Brantley put the Indians ahead with a 2-run single in the sixth inning and made it 5-2 with a 2-run shot in the eighth.

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BOSTON — Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored goals 17 seconds apart late in the third period on Monday to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup title in four years with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 4-2 series win.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jeremy Hellickson allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and rookie Wil Myers homered in his home debut, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Monday night to end Toronto’s 11-game winning streak.

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and Manning-Santee on Wednesday. Sumter will be one of the four host sites for the Palmetto Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The P-15’s will play host to Fort Pierce, Fla., on Friay at 7:30 p.m. They will play two games on Saturday, meeting Jacksonville, N.C., at 10 a.m. and Texarkana, Ark., at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the teams from the Sumter site will take on the four teams from the Florence site at Legion Field in Florence.

PALMETTO LEGION INVITATIONAL At Riley Park Friday Jacksonville, N.C., vs. Texarkana, Ark., 5 p.m. Sumter vs. Fort Pierce, Fla, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sumter vs. Jacksonville, N.C., 10 a.m. Jacksonville, N.C., vs. Fort Pierce, Fla., 1 p.m. Fort Pierce, Fla., vs. Texarkana, Ark. 4 p.m. Texarkana, Ark., vs. Sumter, 7 p.m. at Legion Field (in Florence) Sunday TBA, 10 a.m. TBA, 1 p.m. TBA, 4 p.m. TBA, 7 p.m.

The North Carolina teams won each of the three earlier games on Sunday, giving the Tar Heel State an 8-0 sweep of the tournament. Kernersville, N.C., beat Greenwood 14-1 and followed it with a 5-2 victory over Florence. Wilmington beat Greenwood 10-3.

Sumter, which is 13-3 overall and 11-1 in League III play, is at home against Camden today

AMERICAN LEGION STANDINGS Camden at Cheraw, 7 p.m. Friday Jacksonville, N.C., at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Fort Pierce, Fla., at Sumter, 10 a.m. Texarkana, Ark., at Sumter, 7 p.m. Manning-Santee at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Sunday Sumter vs. TBA (in Florence), TBA

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Martin Truex Jr. snaps 218-race losing streak BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The post-race party was a blur after Martin Truex Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first win in 2007. The celebratory cool-down lap, the burnouts, the drive to Victory Lane all happened so fast. So he planned to savor every minute of his next win. He just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it would take six years. Truex snapped a 218-race winless streak Sunday with an easy victory on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. It was only the second win of Truexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career, but it put Michael Waltrip Racing in Victory Lane for the second year in a row after Clint Bowyer won here last season. Overwhelmed with emotion as he crossed the finish line, Truex made the celebration count. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a freaking mess. It was terrible,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to stop and start doing donuts because I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about what I was doing. I tried to key the radio once and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even talk. So I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do some donuts and wave to the fans.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But after I stopped the first time and did that, I calmed down a little bit and I just wanted to make sure I took my time coming back, because I remember at Dover it all happens way too fast. You never know when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get that opportunity

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Martin Truex Jr. holds up his trophy after winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350 race on Sunday in Sonoma, Calif.

again.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Truex blew out his rear tires, tried to wave to every single fan he saw, and took a slow drive around the picturesque road course on his way to Victory Lane, where the MWR crew was waiting to

drink from the winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enormous wine glass. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them on the radio, if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re waiting on me, too bad. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking my time,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t explain the feeling. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been that long and you worked so hard

and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been so close ... when you think at times, `Man, is this ever going to happen again?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t explain the feeling. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty surreal.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Truex worked his way to the front and used strategy to stay with the leaders. He then pulled away after the final restart and built a healthy lead of more than six seconds over Juan Pablo Montoya, who was running second until he ran out of gas on the final lap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ecstatic. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not exactly sure how that happened,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Truex, who admitted he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pleased with his car following Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The car was just phenomenal all day long and once I was near the front and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to run the car 110 percent, it just would stay with me on the long runs and I was able to drive away from everyone.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Montoya, who came into the weekend knowing if he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win he would at least have a huge points day, dropped all the way to 34th after having to coast to the finish. He took a shortcut to skip the final turn, drifted to the finish line and parked. He then walked back to the garage, annoyed his Chip Ganassi Racing team never told him to save fuel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got tools to prevent things like that from happening,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Montoya said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if all the fuel didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Montoya said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing all year. We all work together and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all trying to do the best we can. Half the reason weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 20-something in points â&#x20AC;&#x201D; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not 20-something in points because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not running fast. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 20-something in points because we had a lot of mechanical problems and days like this we throw them away.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Montoya got little sympathy from Kyle Busch, who was spun by Montoya early in the race when Montoya drove too deep into a corner and wheel-hopped over a curb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Awww. My heart melts for (at)jpmontoya who ran out of gas,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Busch tweeted moments after the race. Jeff Gordon finished second a week after he was wrecked six laps into the race at Michigan, but felt like he might have had a chance to win if he had not already committed to pit seconds before a caution came out early in the race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean, I really do think we had a shot winning this race. We had a tremendous car,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gordon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we were screwed. There was nothing I could do; I was hard on the brakes, fully committed. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn away from it, I just knew we had to eat it and go on, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we did.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Carl Edwards was third, followed by Kurt Busch, who climbed back from a pair of speeding penalties.

TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 RESULTS Sunday At Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (14) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 110 laps, 144 rating, 48 points, $304,250. 2. (10) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 110, 105.8, 43, $240,451. 3. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 110, 101.7, 41, $192,940. 4. (7) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 110, 107.1, 41, $154,860. 5. (5) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 110, 108.6, 39, $157,548. 6. (15) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 110, 109.7, 38, $124,915. 7. (2) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 110, 114, 38, $139,679.

CUTTER from Page B1 and not being in town, with other obligations, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the kids to suffer with me not being there half the time.â&#x20AC;? Sylvester, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know Cutter was replacing him, was glad to know he was leaving the program in good hands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(G.G.) knows the program better than anybody, so for him to step in and pick it up, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big for the program,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives me a relief too knowing the guys will be fine because G.G.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always done a great job. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done it the way heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always done it and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always had success doing it.â&#x20AC;? Post 68â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Hartsville on Monday was postponed due to rain, giving Cutter a chance to speak with his team and when he did, it became clear that making the playoffs is still a goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to get it together because we have a better team than our 3-8 record,â&#x20AC;? Cutter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d finish the season and we can hopefully turn this thing around and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll practice and play and work

8. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 110, 107, 36, $118,765. 9. (19) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 110, 102.9, 35, $145,751. 10. (12) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 110, 86.5, 34, $143,226. 11. (8) Joey Logano, Ford, 110, 87.4, 34, $129,413. 12. (26) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 110, 92.8, 32, $111,155. 13. (34) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 110, 87.4, 0, $104,455. 14. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 110, 76, 30, $125,646. 15. (30) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 110, 72.7, 29, $131,563. 16. (21) Casey Mears, Ford, 110, 75.4, 28, $119,463. 17. (33) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 110, 65.4, 27, $116,788. 18. (24) Boris Said, Ford, 110, 78.3, 26, $106,488. 19. (6) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 110, 87.4, 25, $131,346.

hard the next two weeks and try to make the playoffs.â&#x20AC;? Cutter said he has worked with most of the players and feels like the team is similar to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad. However, he will make changes, lots of pitching changes that is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had time to evaluate that, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some ideas,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some pitchers who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pitched a whole lot and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to pitch them. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some players who can play and pitch and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been pitching, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to give them the opportunity to step up.â&#x20AC;? And in the same, old fashion, Cutterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coaching drive hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not used to having a losing record, and especially with the talent I think we have, so we just need to go at it and take it one game at a time, but our goal is to make the playoffs,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything can happen when you make the playoffs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some good players and I just want to get the most out of them,â&#x20AC;? Cutter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to change the attitude out there and have fun, but of course, we want to win.â&#x20AC;?

20. (32) Aric Almirola, Ford, 110, 69, 24, $128,866. 21. (18) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 110, 84.5, 24, $140,221. 22. (25) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 110, 58.4, 22, $101,188. 23. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 110, 63.5, 21, $105,505. 24. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 110, 61.6, 20, $97,902. 25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 110, 76.1, 20, $126,625. 26. (38) David Reutimann, Toyota, 110, 49.2, 18, $87,105. 27. (37) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 110, 50.1, 17, $133,391. 28. (11) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 110, 62.1, 16, $129,805. 29. (31) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 110, 43, 15, $85,855. 30. (36) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 110, 43.8, 14, $86,705. 31. (27) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 110, 60.7, 13, $90,530.

32. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 110, 45.1, 0, $82,360. 33. (23) David Ragan, Ford, 110, 41.7, 11, $90,250. 34. (13) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 110, 81.4, 10, $109,329. 35. (9) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 109, 50, 9, $127,383. 36. (28) David Stremme, Toyota, 109, 41.9, 8, $81,890. 37. (42) Victor Gonzalez Jr., Chevrolet, 109, 33.6, 7, $81,752. 38. (41) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, 108, 29.4, 6, $76,245. 39. (40) Paulie Harraka, Ford, 89, 26.5, 0, $72,245. 40. (39) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, accident, 30, 33.5, 4, $68,245. 41. (22) Jacques Villeneuve, Chevrolet, engine, 19, 34.6, 3, $72,245. 42. (43) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, transmission, 7, 29.9, 0, $60,245. 43. (20) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, engine, 0, 27.8, 1, $69,745.

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PATTERSON from Page B1 researcher, and his area of expertise is the Negro Leagues â&#x20AC;&#x201D; specifically tracking down information, statistics and names of former Negro League players. Like Patterson. Playing for the barnstorming Indianapolis Clowns in 1960-61, it was a chapter in Pattersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life that Perron brought back to light along with renowned chef Clayton Sherrod and Dr. Layton Revel. Sherrod and Revel, who founded the Center for Negro League Baseball Research (http://www.cnlbr.org) in 1990, began holding reunions in Birmingham four years ago that coincided with the Rickwood Classic tournament. Patterson, along with a number of other players Perron was able to find, has been coming back ever since. The group has formed strong bonds with the person that in many cases changed their lives. It was that story, and specifically the relationship between Perron and Patterson, that will be the focus of a segment on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Sports with Bryant Gumbelâ&#x20AC;? entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rediscovered,â&#x20AC;? which airs tonight on HBO at 10 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He got a lot of us back in touch with each other and old teammates, and was able to get a couple of players their pensions after tracking down the number of years they played,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young now, so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if he really knows how much of a difference he has made.â&#x20AC;? FROM SAVANNAH TO INDIANAPOLIS

Born April 27, 1939, Patterson was one of seven children growing up in Savannah, Ga. Segregation was still at its height, and the local playground wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open to him, Patterson recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father actually went to Sears Roebuck and bought us a swingset,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had really good parents. They did their best to provide for us.â&#x20AC;? Patterson learned how to play baseball in the field behind his house. Boys then would fashion a first basemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mitt out of a paper bag, he said, although being left-handed he was usually relagated to the outfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We learned to hit by cutting off a broom or a mop handle, then taking one of your dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shotgun shells and cracking it open to get the (pellets) out,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can hit those, you can hit a baseball.â&#x20AC;? Picking up a job delivering groceries at 15, Patterson would often ride by Forsyth Park, which had eight fields American Legion teams played on, he said. Using a glove his brother bought him, he often went out into the outfield to chase down balls for whichever team was there, impressing at least one coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Son, if I could paint you white, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be my center fielder,â&#x20AC;? Patterson recalled the coach saying. He got his chance not long after that. Patterson also shagged flies at Grayson Stadium in Daffin Park, meeting up with current Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hawkâ&#x20AC;?

Harrelson at one point during his playing days at Benedictine Military School. But he caught the eye of Clarence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Boyâ&#x20AC;? Grant, who became a coaching fixture around Savannah for many years. Grant asked Pattersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom if he could play and she agreed. Patterson learned how to play under Grant, he said, and also picked up his approach to the game and his coaching technique that has lasted to this day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was very strict and very disciplined, even though he was only about four years older than me,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But he taught me how to play the game the right way. I played first base, outfield and pitched for him.â&#x20AC;? Patterson played in the all-black league until he was 16, but had outgrown the skill level of Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group. The coach wound up sending him to the Savannah Bears â&#x20AC;&#x201D; what would be considered a semi-pro team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really loved it there, playing baseball,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I fell in love with the game. I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care a whole lot about baseball until that point. I wanted to go into the service, but I really enjoyed it there.â&#x20AC;? Patterson made enough ways to earn an invitation to the Detroit Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; instructional school in Lakeland, Fla., in 1958. He was one of three black players in a field of 200, and was pulled aside and told straight out his color would likely keep him out of the Major Leagues for now, he said. But Billy Hitchcock, the first manager of the Braves in 1966-67, and head Detroit scout Ed Katalinas both offered Patterson encouragement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billy told me I was going to be a great ballplayer,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Ed told me to go home and play more ball, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I did.â&#x20AC;? Patterson was invited back in 1959, but remained unsigned. He was courted by several Negro teams after that, though, but turned them down in favor of staying with Savannah. At least until the Clowns came calling in 1960. FINDING THE UNDERDOGS

Since he was around 12 years old, Perron had always liked collecting baseball cards and getting autographs from players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked meeting celebrities and athletes,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started writing to players and getting autographs through the mail.â&#x20AC;? In 2007, he purchased a Topps baseball card set that featured a couple of special cards with players from the Negro Leagues on them. Perron, who is white, became increasingly interested with them, despite the lack of information available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was the fact that they just werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recognized like all the players,â&#x20AC;? Perron said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really a place you could go and see all the statistics. There was really a lack of media coverage with them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really a mainstream group, and they were pretty much underdogs.â&#x20AC;? So much as he had with the other players, Cam began writing to them as well.

FROM INDIANAPOLIS TO SUMTER

Pattersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first season with the Clowns was baptism by fire, he said, as he learned the ins and outs and hard truths of the professional league. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really just a baby then,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I learned quickly after that first year. I played hard and I played nasty after that.â&#x20AC;? Patterson could always hit, but was also fast, he said, and played with abandon on the basepaths. The games and players were rough then, and so were a lot of the environments Patterson went into ax well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were hard places to play,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every name you could think of was shouted. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those times and one of those things you wish you could go back and change, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do get stern with people when I still see those things, though. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like bullies, and I express my feelings.â&#x20AC;? Although Pattersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career with Indy lasted just two seasons, it was long enough for him to earn a nickname. As part of the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment, Patterson was in the Clownsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rock & Roll Fun Show, earning the moniker â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Legsâ&#x20AC;? for his dancing prowess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot of good times; I saw a lot of things, a lot of different places during that time we were barnstorming,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We traveled all over the country and in Canada.â&#x20AC;? In 1962, however, the lure of an increased paycheck brought him to Paterson, N.J., where he settled for a large portion of his adult life. He was drafted into the United States Army for two years in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;62 after a year with the Patterson Invaders, but came back and played with the Patterson Black Sox until 1978 after that. In 1968, in what was dubbed the Metropolitan League, Patterson went 10-1 on the mound and was named Most Valuable Pitcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had lost my curveball by that time, but I developed a good screwball,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t learn how to pitch until I was 25, 26.â&#x20AC;? It was then that Patterson believed he came closest to being signed by a Major League club. He had two close calls in 1960, one by the New York Yankees and another by the Braves organization, but 1968 was the one that sticks out, he said. Playing at old Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., Montreal Expos head scout John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honeyâ&#x20AC;? Russell pulled aside Patterson and three of his teammates and said he wanted to sign them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then he asked us our ages,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him I was 29 and he said I was too old and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the Majors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They said I was a Major League quality outfielder, but a minor-league pitcher.â&#x20AC;? Patterson continued to pitch and play well into his 50s, playing on various semi-pro teams and menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball league teams as well, before finally hanging up his glove for good in 1990. His skills working with electronics that he learned in the Army kept steady paycheck coming most of the time, Patterson said, and he eventual-

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ly wound up working for AVX in Myrtle Beach. After originally moving to Columbia, Patterson and his wife cut some travel time off his route by moving to Sumter in 1997. He retired in 2004. Patterson often tried to find clippings or some type of reference to his playing days, but came up empty more often than not. Until he received a phone call four years ago. PERRON AND PATTERSON

Several weeks after Perron started writing letters to Negro League players, replies started coming in. At first they were just autographs, but eventually a few of them started asking for his phone number. Perron started conversing with the former players, learning about their baseball careers and what they had been doing since their playing days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started talking to them, not just as a kid hounding them for an autograph, but talking to them and getting to know them as people,â&#x20AC;? Perron said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all have stories to tell and I started to realize I might be able to help some of them out in different ways.â&#x20AC;? The conversations eventually turned to if Perron had heard anything about former teammates. Early on, his response was usually â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;? but the thought intrigued him so he started tracking the names down. One name that came up was Floyd Greene, who played with the Clowns from 1959-60. After their conversation, Perron asked if he had kept in contact with any teammates or could just recall any of their names. Russell Patterson was the name that came up, and after a brief search, Perron found that Russell Patterson of Paterson, N.J., had moved to Sumter, S.C. The phone call was life-changing, Patterson remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say how much he did for me and the other players,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really been a blessing.â&#x20AC;? The two became fast friends, leading to an invitation to attend the Perronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family vacation in Myrtle Beach a few years back. The duo has also attended every Birmingham reunion, and after the first year, Perron and Patterson became roommates as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;HBO really ate that up,â&#x20AC;? Perron said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They liked the whole extended family angle I guess.â&#x20AC;? Real Sports camera crews were there for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reunion in May, filming everything and even putting a microphone on Patterson for the better part of four days, something he warned them against, he said. Patterson didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe he was actually going to talk to Gumbel until the two sat down together at the ballpark on the day after the reunion ended. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still have to see it to believe it,â&#x20AC;? Patterson said of his starring role on HBO,â&#x20AC;? but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great experience. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough about it and Cam.â&#x20AC;? Perron, however, thought Patterson was the perfect man to lead the HBO special. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy,â&#x20AC;? Perron said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of good stories. And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got more energy than guys my age.â&#x20AC;?

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Duke wins Travelers Championship in playoff

4-game winning streak. The middle game, Florida State, could portend a perfect league slate, positioning the Tigers for perhaps the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first 8-0 ACC run. Yet national title dreams hinge on at least knocking off the Bulldogs or Gamecocks. Based on the poll, receiving 301 votes over the weekend, fans are going big or going home. A total of 144 voters, or 47.8 percent, tab the Georgia opener the biggest game of the year, while 119 people (39.5 percent) took South Carolina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great for Clemson-Georgia and the fan bases,â&#x20AC;? Swinney told The ACC Network in a video interview released June 14. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it got put back on the schedule, it immediately caught everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention and people have been talking about it for several years now.â&#x20AC;? Only 12.6 percent (38 voters) believed Florida State was the key to Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The FSU-Clemson rivalry has changed, with the change in coaches,â&#x20AC;? said Heather Byrd, president of the Charleston County Clemson Club and vice IPTAY chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Tommy Bowden and Bobby Bowden anymore â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that changed the dynamic a little bit for me, as a Clemson fan.â&#x20AC;? Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official count of 14 ACC championships leads the league, though the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2011 crown is its only such addition to the trophy case since 1991. The program has one national championship, in 1981. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think for us, the ACC Championship isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the goal. I think a BCS game is our goal,â&#x20AC;? said Byrd, agreeing with the majority as picking Georgia the biggest game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bigger than just conference champion. Our sights are set bigger than just ACC; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at a point in time where we can be at the national level, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve shown that over recent years. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for that.â&#x20AC;? Georgia, South Carolina and Florida State combined for a 35-6 record in 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including three bowl game victories â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and each finished the season ranked in The Associated Press top 10. Clemson, which beat LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, checked out at No. 11.

CROMWELL, Conn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ken Duke needed 187 starts on the PGA Tour to get his first win, securing it at a tournament that is building a reputation for such breakthroughs. The 44-year-old journeyman made a 2 1/2 foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Chris Stroud at the Travelers Championship. Stroud, who also was looking for his first title, had chipped in from 51 feet on the 18th hole, to get to 12-under par and force the playoff. But Duke made the better approach shot on the second extra hole, bouncGAINEY ing his ball in front of the flag and rolling it close. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long time,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Duke, who turned pro in 1994.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on the Canadian tour, the mini tours, Asian Tour, South American Tour, all of them; Web.com, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just great to be a part of this big family on the PGA Tour.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Duke, who came in ranked 144th in the world, is the sixth golfer in eight years to get his first PGA Tour win here, joining J.J. Henry (2006), Hunter Mahan (2007), Bubba Watson (2010), Fredrik Jacobsen (2011) and Marc Leishman last year. Canadian Graham DeLaet finished a stroke back in third place with a 269. Watson finished fourth, two shots behind, after making a six on the par-3

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Ken Duke watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship on Sunday in Cromwell, Conn.

16th hole. Bishopville native Tommy Gainey finished in a 6-way tie for 19th. Gainey finished at 5-under par 275, seven strokes off the lead, after shooting a 2 over 72 on Sunday. Gainey was three strokes off the lead entering the final round. He made $76,850. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You gotta believe in yourself in everything you do,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Duke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why those guys at the top are winning week in, week out because they believe they

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ern Cal, Rutgers, Michigan State, VT and UNC. Last season, Brown rushed for 837 yards and 14 TDs and had 41 receptions for 620 yards and six TDs. He also returned four kicks for TDs. DB Darius Harvey of Tallahassee, Fla., could visit USC with his teammate, DB Kendall Randolph, in a couple of weeks. He recently received his first offer from Florida. Other schools showing interest include Ole Miss, UK, USF, Florida International, Iowa State and Central Florida. LB Tergray Scales of Cincinnati visited Clemson earlier this year and would definitely be more interested in the Tigers should they show more interest in him. His offers include Indiana, Louisville, Western Michigan, Akron, Bowling Green, Ohio, WVU, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, FAU, Boston College and Illinois among others. His other visits have been to Louisville, Vandy and BC. WR Malachi Dupre of River Ridge, La., has offers from Clemson, LSU, Alabama, FSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Michigan, Michigan State, ND, Arkansas, Auburn, Vandy, Nebraska, Maryland and Miami among others. He does not have any favorites and has not taken many visits. Dupre would like to visit Clemson and is looking to begin narrowing his list late this summer. He totaled over 800 yards receiving and 16 TDs as a junior. 2015 PROSPECTS: RB Eric Swinney of Tyrone, Ga., made an unofficial visit to USC on Friday. He recently camped at Ole Miss and named the Rebels as his early favorite. His other offers include FSU, Minnesota, Cincinnati, UNC, NCSU, Tennessee and Vandy. Clemson is also recruiting him. DL Andrew Brown of Chesapeake, Va., has decided to make his decision later this month and not wait until after taking official visits this fall. Brown knows where he wants to go and will reveal the decision on June 29. Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final five schools are Clemson, Alabama, FSU, Virginia and VT. ATH Treon Harris of Miami has offers from Clemson, USC, Florida, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arizona, BC, USF and UCF among others. Harris has taken just a few visits and is taking the recruiting process slowly. He said he is still interested in botthe Tigers and the Gamecocks. Bamberg-Ehrhardt High DE Sammie Davis and OL Drew Wilson were offered by UNC and NCSU in camp earlier this summer. They were at USC on Saturday. DB Savalas Cann, a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;17 prospect from B-E, the brother of USC OL AJ Cann, was offered by USC after the Friday morning camp session. He was offered earlier in the summer by UNC and NCSU.

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SOLOMON FULTON Jr. Solomon Fulton, Jr., 85, formerly of Bishopville, husband of Carrie Lee Fulton, entered eternal rest on June 15, 2013, in Owings Mills, Md. He was born in Lane to the late Solomon Fulton Sr. and Trudy DunFULTON bar Fulton. Most of his adult life was spent in Philadelphia. After retiring, he relocated to Bishopville. The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Boone, 185 Elliott Highway, Bishopville. Visitations will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnettsville Baptist Church in the Manville community of Lee County, with the pastor, the Rev. Wayne Montgomery, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at wilsonfuneralhome@sc.rr.com. Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. Main Street, Bishopville is in charge of arrangements. HOWARD F. VINCENT Howard Frierson Vincent Sr. departed for the life eternal on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday VINCENT at Lynchburg Presbyterian Church and led by the Rev. John E. Holler Jr. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at LaytonAnderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29501. Born in Lynchburg on April 20, 1927, Howard was the son of the late Clarence Aubrey Sr. and Emma Belle Frierson Vincent. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Corinne Coskrey â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doolâ&#x20AC;? Vincent. Howard was the beloved brother of Rosemary

Vincent Vassy and the late Clarence Aubrey Vincent Jr. His children and their families were first and foremost in his life, and they, in turn, adored their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daddy V.â&#x20AC;? He leaves behind three adoring children: a daughter, Corinne Vincent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rinneâ&#x20AC;? Sade and her husband, Dr. Robert Sade, Dr. Howard Frierson â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chicâ&#x20AC;? Vincent Jr. and his wife, Judy, all of Charleston, and the Rev. Robert Manigault â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;? Vincent and his wife, Susan, of Columbia. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Sade Conwell and her husband, USAF Capt. Andrew Conwell, of Seattle, Wash., David Bennett Sade and his wife, Lynne, of Charlottesville, Va., Ansley Sade Feussner and her husband, Dr. Derek Feussner, of Nashville, Tenn., Paul Frierson Vincent, Daniel Davis Vincent and Samuel Walker Vincent, all of Charleston, and Bailey Elise Vincent of Columbia. Howard loved his three nieces and four nephews and their families, and especially his brother-in-law and friend, Blaney Ansley â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonnyâ&#x20AC;? Coskrey Sr. of Sumter. Howard attended public schools in Lynchburg and graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., in 1943. He attended the University of South Carolina but left college in 1945 to join the U.S. Navy during WW II. After discharge, he served in the US Naval Reserve. He graduated from USC in 1947 with a bachelor of science in chemistry and was member of the SAE fraternity. He remained an avid USC Gamecocks football fan for more than 70 years, rarely missing a home game. Howard was the sole owner of Peoples Oil and Gas Service Inc. in Lynchburg as well as service stations in other parts of the state. He was a member of the South Carolina Oil Jobbers Association and served as president in 1985. Howard took pride in maintaining his inheritance of past generationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;family land.â&#x20AC;? His children would like

to thank Martin Durant for being his dear friend and assistant for more than 50 years and Watkin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonnyâ&#x20AC;? White Jr. for being his confidante and companion during his latter years. Howard served as a long standing Elder of the Lynchburg Presbyterian Church and regularly attended the Mayesville Presbyterian Church. He followed in his parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; footsteps in his love for Lynchburg Presbyterian Church, and he diligently worked on its preservation until his death. He led the campaign to have the church listed on the National Registry through the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. The campaign succeeded with its listing in 2004. Howard also researched the names of local heroes who had fought in the Civil War, located their burial sites within the Lynchburg Presbyterian Cemetery and permanently placed bronze Confederate medals on each of the grave sites. Howard was instrumental in the founding of the Roy Hudgens Academy, a local private school. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post 140 and Lynchburg Lions Club. He was also a proud member of the Society of Colonial Wars, the Society of First Families of South Carolina and the French Huguenot Society. In his latter years, Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests turned to studying and documenting his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genealogy, and the genealogy chart he created is treasured by ever member of his family. He was an avid quail hunter in his younger days and enjoyed training his dogs for that task. Howard was a member of the Georgetown, SC Veterans of Foreign Wars and greatly enjoyed the time he spent at Belle Isle, outside of Georgetown. In lieu of flowers. memorials may be sent to the Lynchburg Cemetery Association/Building Fund, 520 W. Pine St., Florence, SC 29501. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well done, good and faithful servant!â&#x20AC;? Matthew 25:21

IDUS McCRAY OLANTA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Idus â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maâ&#x20AC;? McCray, 89, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at her residence. Born in the Olanta section of Florence, she was a daughter of the late Luke and Robertha Rush McCray. The family is receiving friends at her residence, 12480 Lynches River Road, Olanta. These services are entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. SUSAN C. NELSON Susan Cantey Nelson, 81, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Cantey and the late Julia Gibson Cantey. The family will receive friends at the home, 1398 Orange Drive, Pinewood. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St., Summerton. (803) 485-3755. HARRIETT MARTIN SUMMERTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harriett Minnie Lee Caldwell Martin, 83, wife of Grant Sudie Martin, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Windsor Manor Nursing Center, Manning. She was born Nov. 9, 1929, in Summerton, a daughter of the late Moses and Belva Randolph Caldwell. Family will be receiving friends at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Presiding Elder Joseph and Roxanne Martin Postell, 5299 Summerton Highway, Summerton. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning. EUGENE ROGERS Sr. BISHOPVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Eugene â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonny Boyâ&#x20AC;? Rogers Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at New Zion AME Church with the Rev. Archie S. Temoney, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He was born on July 27, 1931, in Lee County to the late Murray Scar-

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borough Sr. and the late Louvenia Peterson. He departed this life on Friday, June 21, 2013. Educated in the schools of Lee County, Eugene was a member of New Zion AME Church. He was employed by Pondville Farms for more than 50 years. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, a loving and devoted wife, Thelma W. Rogers; children, Vivian (Timothy) Nichols, Edwin (Betty) Rogers, Robert Eugene (Estervina) Rogers Jr. and James Lee (Anita) Rogers; siblings, Lucille Damon, Lula Bell Addison, Dora Toney, Jessie Scarborough and Eddie Lee Scarborough; 12 grandchildren; aunts, Maggie Copeland and Doshia Bell Rogers; one brother-in-law, Sam Branche; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Boatwright Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIE SOLOMON LAMAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Willie Solomon of 1184 Cartersville Highway, Lamar, died at his residence on Sunday, June 23, 2013, after an illness. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home of Lynchburg. SERENITY SHEPARD Infant Serenity Shepard died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Palmetto Richland Health, Columbia. She was born May 23, 2013, a daughter of Mario Olando Shepard and Latoya Elizabeth Donnell. Family is receiving friends at the home of her paternal grandmother, Kay Gamble, 1144 Fireglow Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. JOANN JACOBS-JOHNSON ORANGEBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joann Jacobs-Johnson, 59, wife of Joseph Johnson, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

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Born on May 24, 1954, in Loris, she was the daughter of Earline Carlina Jones Grate and the late Claude Grate. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home 4845 Cannery Road, Dalzell. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Williams Funeral Home Inc.

WILLIAM BRADHAM Sr. William K. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kenâ&#x20AC;? Bradham Sr., 75, husband of Betty J. Bradham, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Sumter. Services will be announced by ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter. JANE DENNIS WEST COLUMBIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A service to celebrate the life of Martha Jane Dennis, 64, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McLeods Chapel in Rembert. The Rev. Patricia Amick will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Dennis died Monday, June 24, 2013. Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Patrick and Martha Moore Dennis. She received her bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Winthrop University. She enjoyed painting, gardening and most of all spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Bennie Dwayne Scott; daughters, Ashley Scott Moore (John William) of Rock Hill and Brittan Scott Harbison (Brian) of Chapin; a son, Clayton Justin Dennis of Rock Hill; sisters, Renee Wells of Irmo and Patsy Canaan (Richard) of Lexington; a brother, Tommy Dennis of Sumter; and grandchildren, Blake Harbison, Ryan Harbison, Grayson Clark, Patrick Moore and Mattie Jane Moore. Sign the online register at www.powersfuneralhome.net.

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NADAL from Page B1 black leather chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to remember that loss.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Everyone else definitely will. It certainly belongs in the same category as his loss a year ago at Wimbledon, in the second round to Lukas Rosol, a player ranked 100th at the time. After that setback, Nadal missed about seven months because of his bad left knee. Since returning, he had gone 43-2 and reached the finals at all nine tournaments he entered, winning seven. Most recently, in Paris, he collected his 12th Grand Slam trophy, tied for third-most in history, while extending his winning streak to 22 matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two weeks ago, I was in a fantastic situation, winning a fantastic tournament,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nadal

| said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two weeks later, I lost here in the first round. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the positive and the negative thing about this sport.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; His early defeat rendered moot all the debate in the preceding days about whether Nadalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 5 seeding was appropriate or whether Wimbledon officials should have bumped him higher because of past success at the grass-court tourna-

ment. In five appearances at Wimbledon from 200611 (he missed the 2009 edition because of knee trouble), Nadal reached the final five times. He won the 2008 and 2010 championships, and was the runner-up to Roger Federer in 200607, then to Novak Djokovic in 2011. Because of Nadalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low-for-him seeding this time he wound up in

the same half of the draw as seven-time champion Federer and second-seeded Andy Murray. A possible Nadal-Federer quarterfinal loomed, as did a potential Nadal-Murray semifinal. So much for that. In the most noteworthy womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result, fifth-seeded Sara Errani, the 2012 French Open runner-up, lost 6-3, 6-2 to Puerto Rican teenag-

er Monica Puig. Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, won in straight sets. So did second-seeded Victoria Azarenka, but not

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES 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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#2013ES4300313 Personal Representative Cornelia Augusta Speas 2200 Preot Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Nehemiah Clea

#20134300316 Personal Representative Phyllis Clea Robinson C/O William buxton Attorney At Law PO Box 3220 Sumter, SC 29151

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Benjamin M. Oliver, III

#2013ES4300297 Personal Representative Pamela A. Oliver C/O J Cabot Seth Attorney At Law PO Box 1268 Sumter, SC 29151

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James W. Topper, Jr.

#2013ES4300306 Personal Representative Joan E. Keller C/O J Cabot Seth Attorney At Law PO Box 1268 Sumter, SC 29151

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Ada Joann H. Topper

#2013ES4300305 Personal Repsentative Joan E. Keller C/O J Cabot Seth Attorney At Law PO Box 1268 Sumter, SC 29151

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Lottie B. Davis

#2013ES4300291 Personal Representative Roland H. Davis Jr C/O J David Weeks Attorney At Law PO Box 370 Sumter, SC 29151

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#2013ES4300300 Personal Representative Vanessa Singleton 680 F Front Street Hempstead, NY 11550

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James Mitchell Shorter Jr

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

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Julie Abney Bailey

#2013ES4300317 Personal Representative John E. Bailey C/O Marvin E. McMillan JR Attorney At Law PO Box 3690

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Helen S. Evans

#2013ES4300310 Personal Representative Kenneth B. Stanfield Sr 1010 Atwell Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Robert Lee Jenkins

#2013ES4300299 Personal Representative Kassandra Jenkins Shannon 2305 Tolkien Lane Sumter, SC 29153

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Wilma Garrinton Morel

#2013ES4300318 Personal Representative Reta M. Whitten 716 Kawana Road Columbia, SC 29205

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#2013ES4300287 Personal Representative Mary A. Geddings 2131 Balmoral Court Sumter, SC 29154

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES 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:

Mary W. Romero

#2013ES4300049 Personal Representative Stephen M. Romero C/O Patrick Killen Attorney At Law 28 North Main Street Sumter, SC 29150

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#2013ES4300309 Personal Representative Altoya Felder Deas Larry C Weston Attorney At Law 201 N Main Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Raymond L. Sanders

#2013ES4300315 Personal Representative Frank D. Sanders C/O Kenneth R. Young, Jr. Attorney At Law 23 West Calhoun Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Ernest Richard Jenkinson

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not spoil one more preEAR ABBY — I cious second you have have written to with your dog by worrying you before, and about what will eventually your advice served me well. I have another prob- happen. You knew going in that your dog would lem now, and I don’t have a certain life span. know what to do about it. That’s the “deal” we I am a childmake when we beless man, but I come animal have owned my guardians. dog for 12 years. I When the time work from home comes, talk to your and we are toveterinarian about gether constantly. support groups in Honestly, Abby, Abigail which you can he is the joy of VAN BUREN share your feelings. my life. And don’t be surMy problem is prised when you I live in constant find out you are one of fear of losing him. I know many. it will break my heart, and I’m not sure I can deal Dear Abby is written by with it. At night, when I Abigail Van Buren, also rub his belly at bedtime known as Jeanne Phillips, and see the love in his and was founded by her eyes, I can’t sleep for mother, Pauline Phillips. thinking about the day Write Dear Abby at www. when he will no longer be DearAbby.com or P.O. Box with me. 69440, Los Angeles, CA I know he’s “just a dog,” 90069. but he has been my kid To receive a collection of for all this time. Do you Abby’s most memorable — have any advice for me? and most frequently reAFRAID OF THE LOSS quested — poems and essays, send your name and DEAR AFRAID — I mailing address, plus check understand your feelings. or money order for $7 (U.S. I doubt there is any pet funds) to: Dear Abby -owner who hasn’t had Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box one special departed pet 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054who lives on forever in his 0447. Shipping and hanor her heart. dling are included in the My advice to you is to price.

SUDOKU

June 25, 2013  
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