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Shooting suspects arrested Teen turns himself in after video’s release; fugitive on wanted list also in custody BY ROB COTTINGHAM AND BRADEN BUNCH rcottingham@theitem.com; bbunch@theitem.com (803) 774-1225; (803) 774-1201

while helping children cross Miller Road every school day. Truett works two shifts a day — one beginning at 7:45 a.m. and the other at 2:20 p.m. — and she said the old-time crossing guard hat was given to her years ago. Truett is as well-loved by Alice Drive Elementary staff as she is by the children who rely on her daily guidance. Sheree Boozer has been the principal at the

Two shooting suspects wanted in separate high-profile cases are now in custody after turning themselves in to law enforcement Thursday. Travis Santell Miller, 25, of 25 Harrison St., who was named to the Sumter County Top 10 Wanted list and described as “armed and dangerous” during his more than two weeks as a fugitive, turned himself in to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday evening. Miller was wanted on an atDINGLE tempted murder charge after allegedly shooting a 20-year-old man at a Manning Avenue convenience store on May 20. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Dominik Dingle, of 117 King St., wanted in connection with a King Street shooting caught on video earlier this MILLER week, was arrested earlier in the day, less than 48 hours after the Sumter Police Department released video footage. Released on Tuesday, the King Street footage was provided by Dingle’s mother, who reportedly gave consent to law enforcement to download the video from her home security system. After reviewing the film, which showed a young man running into the roadway with a black pistol in his hands and apparently firing at a dark blue SUV, investigators determined Dingle was the primary suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest. The man seen firing in the video is seen returning to the roadway shortly after running from the camera’s range, reaching down and collecting several small items that appear to be shell casings from the pavement. He then disappears from the frame, only to return to the roadway and apparently drop the items into a nearby storm drain. The video went viral throughout the Internet, capturing the attention of the community and eventually landing in the national media spotlight. With law enforcement searching for the suspect, Dingle’s mother reportedly encouraged her young son to turn himself in to authorities. Dingle followed through, arriving at Sumter Law Enforcement Center on Hampton Street shortly after noon Thursday. In his case, Miller, who had spoken with investigators with the sheriff’s office two weeks ago,

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Terrayne Truett holds up a stop sign at the intersection of Alice Drive and Miller Road recently as a child is guided across the street by an adult. Truett celebrates 25 years as a crossing guard this year.

Familiar face will be back at Alice Drive Elementary next year BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 As children across the state finish their school years and begin enjoying their summer freedom, a local crossing guard has her own reason to celebrate. Terrayne Truett completed her 25th year as a crossing guard Thursday, 15 of which were spent at Alice Drive Elementary School helping little

ones cross busy roads. “I just picked it up,” Truett said about how she first became a crossing guard. “The Lord must’ve been with me I guess.” The 65-year-old, who spent her first 10 years as a crossing guard in Georgia, isn’t stopping at 25 years; she plans on returning to her usual post next year. While many might not know her by name, people around town know her for the unmistakable — and trademark — hat she wears

Sumter police will pay tribute to those who served on D-Day BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 On this day 70 years ago, a mass of soldiers larger than any seen before stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, and forever changed the course of time. Along with the attack on

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Pearl Harbor and the use of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, D-Day was one of the most defining moments of America’s involvement in World War II, shifting the balance to Allied forces and jump-starting the end of the Nazi regime. Today, Sumter Police Department will be paying a spe-

cial tribute to those who fought and served on D-Day. “Given the history of Shaw Air Force Base and USARCENT, the many veterans who serve, live and have retired in the Sumter area and the relationships forged between these individuals and the city over the years, it is only fitting that the police department remem-

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bers our military community on this milestone anniversary,” said Sumter Police Chief Russell F. Roark III. At the intersection of Broad Street and U.S. 521, near Chick-fil-A, officers with the department will stand in tribute to D-Day and all veterans. To further express its gratitude, the department has also

designed billboards featuring Buford Mabry Park to honor the occasion, one located off U.S. 378 near Shaw Air Force Base and another located off Pinewood Road near Second Mill Plaza. A Sumter County native, Mabry served as a general in

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Senators reach deal on veterans’ health care bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior senators reached agreement Thursday on the framework for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans’ ability to get health care outside the government’s scandal-beset Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics. The bill would allow veterans who experience waits of 30 days or more for VA appointments or who live at least 40

miles from a VA hospital or clinic to use private doctors enrolled as providers for Medicare, military TRICARE or other government health care programs. It would let the VA immediately fire as many as 450 senior regional executives and hospital administrators for poor performance. The bill resembles a measure passed last

month by the House but includes a 28-day appeal process omitted by the House legislation. “Right now we have a crisis on our hands, and it’s imperative that we deal with that crisis,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The legislation is a response to a building national uproar

cilities nationwide. Sanders and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced the agreement Thursday after two days of intense negotiations. Both had introduced competing versions earlier in the week. McCain said the bill was “a way to help to relieve this terrible tragedy that has befallen our nation’s veterans.”

about veterans’ health care after allegations that surfaced in April that as many as 40 veterans might have died while waiting an average 115 days for appointments at the Phoenix VA hospital or its walk-in clinics. Since then, investigators have found long wait times and falsified records covering them up at other VA fa-

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Brothers arrested in shooting A 33-year-old Florence man is dead and two brothers from Manning have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting on Wednesday. Edward Windham was reportedly riding his moped in the 1000 block of East Candy Lane in Florence when he was shot about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and Windham’s body was sent to Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for an autopsy. Cory Nettles Allen, 28, was arrested and charged with murder, and Frederick Nettles Allen, C. ALLEN 29, was arrested and charged with accessory before the fact to a violent felony. The Allen brothers were apparently taken into custody at the scene. Deputies did not comment about a motive in the shooting. Public records show FrederF. ALLEN ick Allen had previously been arrested for assault of a high and aggravated nature in Florence County in 2010. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Girl, 8, dies in I-95 wreck A young girl is dead and two others are in critical condition after a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 on Thursday. According to reports, the driver, a 20-yearold female Manning resident, was traveling north on I-95 in a 1999 Ford F-250 when the truck swerved off the left shoulder of the highway and struck a tree near mile marker 112 at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday. The driver had to be extracted from the vehicle, and she and a 4-year-old male passenger were airlifted to Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. The second passenger, an 8-year-old girl, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by S.C. Highway Patrol.

Teen charged with child sex crime A Sumter man is now in jail after reportedly telling law enforcement on Wednesday he had sex with a young girl. Matias Maico Lares, 19, of 310 Bowman Drive, was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor on Wednesday after he admitted to police that he picked up a girl, who is under the age of 15, took her to his home and engaged in sexual activity with her. LARES The parents of the girl reported her missing after she didn’t show up for school that morning. Officers were told she was last seen getting into a vehicle earlier that morning instead of boarding the school bus. Law enforcement then made contact with the suspect, identified as Lares, who reportedly admitted to the crime. He is currently being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center pending a $20,000 surety bond.

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Sa’mone Price, left, 10, joins Queen Pearson, also 10, at Double Dutch as Jazmine Holmes, 12, swings the ropes at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club recently. The club provides a safe place for children to play and hopes to continue to do so this summer with help from the community for its summer program. To make a tax-deductible donation, send checks to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, PO Box 229, Sumter SC 29150. For more information, call (803) 775-5006 or email Ben Bailey at baileybenjamin67@yahoo.com. You can also visit Bailey at 187 S. Lafayette Drive.

Sheriff ’s office youth conference coming up BY JADE REYNOLDS jade@theitem.com (803) 774-1250 Friday the 13th won’t be unlucky for some Sumter youth. That’s the kick-off date for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Annual Boys and Girls Youth Conferences. This year, the eighth Boys to Men session and sixth Girls to Women program will be held together. “We’ve seen a positive impact on juvenile crime in the community and less juvenile incarceration,” said Sheriff Anthony Dennis. “More than a thousand have gone through the program by now. It’s certainly been worth it. “Some say, ‘If I can just save one child.’ I don’t take that approach. I want to reach as many as we can. They’re our future. The youth are our most valuable resource.” From continuing their education to academic achievements and awards, program volunteers such as Capt. Terrance Colclough said he’s seen a dramatic improvement in the children’s lives. Parents and teachers have also told the sheriff’s office about the benefits of the pro-

gram, Dennis said. This year’s theme is “Educating Youth Through Technology.” “Successful presenters and mentors will show them a good path to take,” Colclough said. This includes topics such as getting an education, not participating in bullying and managing finances. As the event continues to grow each year, Dennis said he expects about 200 boys and girls ages 10 to 17. Thanks to business partners, the school district, faith-based organizations and other community nonprofits that help offset the cost, the charge is $25 per child for the two-day conference. That includes meals and a cot. Boys will sleep at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, while the girls stay overnight at Crestwood High School where the conference is being held. “It’s all paid for with donations,” Dennis said. “No taxpayer money goes into this. Any contributions are welcome, (or) you can sponsor a child. We’ve had people say, ‘I have no one to send, but here’s $100 to sponsor four kids.’ A lot of kids that come can’t afford it, and we try not to turn anyone away.”

WANT TO GO? WHAT: Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Annual Boys and Girls Youth Conferences WHEN: 6:30 a.m. June 13 through 1:30 p.m. June 14 WHERE: Crestwood High School, 2000 Oswego Highway COST: $25 per camper TO REGISTER: Visit sumtersheriff.org or stop by the office at 1281 N. Main St. The documents include what the child needs to bring and can be turned in at the office. FOR MORE: For more information, contact Capt. Terrance Colclough at (803) 436-2032 or Lt. Nina Waiters at (803) 436-2398.

WANT TO HELP? • To volunteer, visit sumtersheriff.org or stop by the office at 1281 N. Main St. for applications. Background checks will be conducted by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. • To donate, you may drop checks off at 1281 N. Main St. or mail them to PO Box 430, Sumter SC 29151. Checks or money orders may be payable to Boys and Girls Youth Inc.

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Clarendon school board will meet today The Board of Trustees of Clarendon School District Two will have a called board meeting at 1 p.m. today. The meeting will take place in the board room at the district office at 15 Major Drive in Manning. According to the agenda, Superintendent John Tindal will provide district information after board of trustees discuss recommendations and reports on employee matters during executive session.

Lee school board will meet Saturday The Lee County School District Board of Trustees will have a called board meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will take place in the media center at Lee Central Middle School, 41 Charlene Lane, Bishopville. According to the agenda, the board will have an employee hearing during open session and discuss personnel matters during executive session.

Military Museum to hold festival Saturday The South Carolina Military Museum will hold its inaugural Palmetto Military Festival at 9 a.m. Saturday in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The festival, celebrating the grand opening of the museum’s second building, will honor soldiers, airmen and veterans of South Carolina’s military forces and recognize all World War II veterans who have called the Palmetto State home. The festival will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. presided over by Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr., adjutant general of South Carolina. The museum is located at 1225 Bluff Road in Columbia. For additional information, visit www.scmilitarymuseum. com.

CORRECTION In Thursday’s story “Top graduates prepare to move on,” the location for Sumter High’s graduation was incorrect. Sumter High’s graduation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Lt. Col. Jeffrey Jarry gives R.E. Davis Elementary School student Pherneco Myers a military coin recently. Jarry and other members of the 28th Operational Weather Squadron have been volunteering and mentoring students at the elementary school all year.

Volunteers help children prep for tests, teach them about career opportunities BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 At the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, R.E. Davis Elementary School Principal Cheryl Triplett said she recalls some of her students not being sure of what they wanted to be when they grow up. However, through a partnership with the 28th Operational Weather Squadron, students were able to interact with local airmen throughout the school year which helped some of them make up their minds. “So many times, students don’t understand there are other alternative careers. Some members don’t have a college degree,” Triplett said. “But they teach them about different skills and provide a lot of opportunities.” In a letter to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Jarry, Triplett thanked the 40 volunteer airmen for inspiring the students and giving them someone to look forward to seeing and admire. “Some of the children at our school don’t have positive role models in their home environment and looked to the airmen of the

28th to fill some of that void. Your men and women were those role models for many,” Triplett wrote. Triplett, whose husband is in the military and has had a working relationship with OWS since her time at Manchester Elementary School, said the volunteers logged almost 200 hours mentoring this school year — spending time with the students in small groups, helping prepare for Palmetto Assessment of State Standards testing and volunteering to help with Field Day at the end of the semester despite the long hours they work. “The one thing about them is OWS works 24 hours a day. So they would still stop by and spend time with the students,” Triplett said. After just a few times with the military members, Triplett said many of her students were anxious to spend time with them again and often asked when they would return. Through the partnership, the students also became part of a chess club started by the members of OWS. Triplett said another benefit of the program

Military members of the 28th Operation Weather Squadron talk to a fourth-grade class at R.E. Davis Elementary School about weather. OWS members have volunteered almost 200 hours. was to have more positive female role models for the students. “Some of them focused on math and science, and

some of the volunteers were women, so that was great to have our female students experience that,” she said.

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GM: Incompetence led to delayed recall CEO axes 15 in wake of report WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches. GM CEO Mary Barra, who released the results of an internal investigation into the company’s missteps on Thursday, said 15 employees — many of them senior legal and engineering executives — have been forced out of the company for failing to disclose the defect, which the company links to 13 deaths. Five other employees have been disciplined. GM also said it will establish a compensation program for families of victims and those who suffered serious injuries in wrecks related to the switches. The program is expected to begin taking claims Aug. 1. Barra called the investigation, which she ordered in March, “brutally tough and deeply troubling.” It took GM more than a decade to report the deadly switch failures to regulators and the public and to recall the cars. “I hate sharing this with you just as much as you hate hearing it,” Barra told employees in a town-hall meeting at GM’s suburban Detroit technical center. “But I want you to hear it. I want you to remember it. I want you to never forget it.” Barra then promised to “fix the failures in our system.”

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Executive Vice President Mark Reuss hold a news conference at General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, on Thursday. Barra said 15 employees have been fired for failing to disclose the defect in ignition switches, which the company links to 13 deaths. Reports indicate that GM knew about the problems with the switches as early as 2001. The crisis began in February, when GM recalled 780,000 older-model Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 small cars because of defective ignition switches. GM soon added the Saturn Ion and other small cars to the recall, which ballooned to 2.6 million cars worldwide. The switches in the cars can slip out of the “run” position and shut down the engine. That disables the power-assisted steering and brakes and can cause drivers to lose control. It also disables the air bags. GM reiterated Thursday that it only links 13 deaths to

the problem, but trial lawyers suing the company put the death toll closer to 60. Barra said attorney Anton Valukas interviewed 230 employees and reviewed 41 million documents to produce the report, which also makes recommendations to avoid future safety problems. The government was expected to release the report later Thursday. Barra said the report found that the company was operating in “silos,” and individuals who could have helped uncover the problem didn’t speak up. “Because of the actions of a

few people, and the willingness of others in the company to condone bureaucratic processes that avoided accountability, we let these customers down,” Barra said. She again apologized to the families of those who died. Last month, GM paid a $35 million fine — the largest ever assessed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — for failing to report the problem quickly to federal regulators. GM knew about problems with the ignition switches as early as 2001, and in 2005 it told dealers to tell owners to take excess items

off their key chains so they wouldn’t drag down the ignition switch. In 2006, GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio — who designed the switch — approved a change in the switch design but didn’t inform the government or change the corresponding part number. In subsequent years, that made it harder for other GM engineers to figure out why older Cobalts performed worse than newer ones. Barra confirmed Thursday that two employees placed on leave in April have been fired; DeGiorgio was one of those employees.

Data problems plague at least 2M health care enrollees ‘Inconsistencies’ may affect your legal right to benefits WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Obama’s health care law now have an asterisk next to their names. A government document provided to The Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications. Each individual has at least one mismatch between key

personal information he or she supplied and what the government has on record. Consumers who get a notice about such problems would do well to pay attention. If unresolved, it could affect what they pay for coverage or even their legal right to benefits. It’s also creating a huge new paperwork headache for the administration, although officials said they hope much of the pile can be cleared away this summer. Congressional Republicans opposed to the law are launching investigations, saying they worry the government may be wasting money by pay-

ing overly generous subsidies. The seven-page slide presentation from the Health and Human Services Department was provided to the AP as several congressional committees are looking into the discrepancies. Most of the data conflicts involve important details on income, citizenship and immigration status — which affect eligibility and subsidies. Responding to the document, administration officials expressed confidence that most of the discrepancies can be resolved in the next few months. Nonetheless, the department has set up a system to “turn off” benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.

Julie Bataille, communications coordinator for the health care rollout, said many of the problems appear to be because of outdated information in government files — and the “vast majority” of cases are being resolved in favor of consumers. The government is making an all-out effort to reach those with various discrepancies, which officials have termed “inconsistencies.” “The fact that a consumer has an inconsistency on their application does not mean there is a problem on their enrollment,” said Bataille. “Most of the time what that means is that there is more up-to-date information that they need to provide to us.”


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Meet ‘Pepper,’ the emotional robot TOKYO (AP) — A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son, who said robots should be tender and make people smile. Son’s mobile phone company, Softbank, said Thursday that the robot it has dubbed “Pepper” will go on sale in Japan in February for 198,000 yen ($1,900). Overseas sales plans are under consideration but undecided. The machine, which has no legs but has gently gesticulating hands, appeared on a stage in a Tokyo suburb, cooing and humming. It dramatically touched hands with Son in a Genesis or “E.T.” moment. Son, who told the crowd that his longtime dream was to go into the personal robot business, said Pepper has been programmed to read the emotions of people around it by recognizing expressions and voice tones. “Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile,” he said. Cuddly robots are not new in Japan, a nation dominated by “kawaii,” or cute culture, but no companion robot has emerged a major-market success yet. Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. discontinued the Aibo pet-dog robot in 2006, despite an outcry from its fans. At that time, Sony had developed a child-shaped entertainment robot similar to Pepper but much smaller,

capable of dances and other charming moves, which never became a commercial product. Honda Motor Co. has developed the walking, talking Asimo robot, but it is too sophisticated and expensive for home use and appears in Honda showrooms and gala events only. Even then, it is prone to glitches because of its complexity. Many other Japanese companies, including Hitachi Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp., not to mention universities and startups, have developed various robots, big and small, which entertain and serve as companions. There is little emphasis on delivering on practical work, in contrast to industrial robots at factories and military robots for war. But the potential is great for intelligent machines as the number of elderly requiring care is expected to soar in rapidly aging Japan in coming years. Robotic technology is already used to check on the elderly and monitor their health and safety, but robots might also play a role in reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation. The 48-inch tall, 62-pound white Pepper, which has no hair but two large doll-like eyes and a flat-panel display stuck on its chest, was developed jointly with Aldebaran Robotics, which produces autonomous humanoid robots. Besides featuring the latest voice recognition, Pepper is loaded with more than a dozen sensors, including two touch sensors in its hands,

three touch sensors on its head and six laser sensors and three bumper sensors in its base. It also has two cameras and four microphones on its head and has Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking capabilities. Softbank said Pepper can dance and tell jokes. The machine will be on display starting today at Softbank retailers. Softbank, which now owns Sprint of the U.S. and boasts more than 100 million subscribers globally, has been growing rapidly as a mobile carrier in Japan, boosted by being the first to offer Apple’s iPhone. Aldebaran Robotics, which has offices in France, China, Japan and the U.S., is 78.5 percent owned by Softbank. “I’ve believed that the most important role of robots will be as kind and emotional companions to enhance our daily lives, to bring happiness, constantly surprise us and make people grow,” said Bruno Maisonnier, founder and chief executive of Aldebaran, who appeared on the stage with Son.

Dozens of new flora, fauna species discovered in Myanmar YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale; a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin; and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation. The World Wildlife Fund said Thursday the discoveries by global scientists in the last two years highlight the need to invest in conservation as the biologically diverse nation of 60 million revs up its economic engines and opens up to foreign investment. Already, it is starting to succumb to many of the pressures felt by neighbors in Southeast Asia, from deforestation and illegal wildlife trade to mining and the development of hydropower. The 26 plants and animals newly identified in Myanmar include a species of dragon fish, which are hugely popular in the Asian aquatic world. The so-called “scribbled arowana” is creating a buzz on the aquarium fish blogosphere because of its unheard-of complex, maze-like markings on every individual scale. Previously unidentified by scientists, a ginger plant collected from a single region in

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the cloud forests of the western state of Rakhine had been hiding in plain sight at local markets, WWF said. And a chocolate-spotted frog, a member of the Amolops family, was discovered in a mountain range that stretches along Myanmar’s western border and India. Win Myo Thu, co-founder of the local environmental group EcoDev, thinks scientists have only scraped the surface of what is yet to be discovered in his country.

In part because Myanmar was cut off from the rest of the world for such a long time, limiting the ability to carry out a proper inventory, “there is a huge, huge knowledge gap,” he said. “The more research that is done, the more species we are going to find.” He too worries about the impact economic development will have on the country’s “biotreasures.” “Unfortunately, no one is paying attention to protecting biodiversity,” he said. “They

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TRUETT FROM PAGE A1 school for three years and loves “Miss Terry.” “She’s very dedicated, very sweet,” she said. “Unless she’s sick, she’s always out there on her post.” Boozer added further testimony to Truett’s warmhearted nature by complimenting her dedication to the students, saying it isn’t unusual for Truett to stay late to look out for students leaving after normal hours. Truett and her husband, Raymond, worked together as crossing guards in Decatur, Georgia, and moved to Sumter to be near Truett’s mother and stepfather. Along with their daughter, Truett’s husband said the couple work as a unit in their decision making and while living their everyday lives. “If Momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy,” he said. He expressed his pride in the line of work his wife has chosen to be a part of for so many years. “It’s something for her to be a part of, just to think she had a part of that ... seeing children grow,” he said. Truett has many memories as a crossing guard. She fondly recalled a woman who approached her and said, “You used to cross me.” “She’s got children of her own,” Truett said in a moment of reflection. “I guess time goes by.”

POLICE FROM PAGE A1 the U.S. Army and is credited with landing the Fourth Infantry Division in Normandy on D-Day. He was awarded for his actions months later in Germany, having cleared the way to capture, kill and injure Nazi soldiers. Sumter has another connection to D-Day as the home of USARCENT, formerly known as Third Army, which was led by Gen. George S. Patton during World War II. Patton’s forces played a key role in diverting the attention of the Nazi regime away from the beaches of Normandy during the invasion. “We can never express enough how this key event in World War II and those who endured it means to this department, our community and the free world,” Roark said. “We salute you.”

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Cash delivers sermon at Shaw Heights Baptist Richard Cash, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Republican primary on Tuesday, delivers the Wednesday night sermon at Shaw Heights Baptist Church this week. Cash is touring the state the week before the primary in his bid to replace incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham. BRISTOW MARCHANT / THE SUMTER ITEM

ARRESTS FROM PAGE A1 reportedly promising to turn himself in at that time only not to be heard from, contacted law enforcement once again Thursday but this time followed through on his promise, according to Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis. Both Dingle and Miller now await bond hearings at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center for charges of attempted murder, as well as other crimes. Both Dennis, whose department is overseeing the Miller case, and Sumter Police Chief Russell F. Roark III, whose office is in charge of the Dingle case, said further charges are still possible. The King Street shooting, in particu-

lar, was one of several gun-related incidents to plague a close section of the South Sumter area in recent months. The lack of cooperation from witnesses and members of the community led police to canvass the area, appealing to locals to help law enforcement make arrests in the string of shootings. “Our efforts will not end with this arrest,” said Roark. “We will continue to monitor and investigate other incidents.” Meanwhile, Dennis, who announced earlier this week that his office would charge anyone aiding Miller in eluding law enforcement, said charges against other people are still distinctly possible. Dennis also revealed Thursday evening that the victim in the Manning

Avenue shooting, once reported to be in critical condition and in a coma at a Columbia hospital, has recovered from his wounds and has been released from care and has returned home. While a time has not been set for Miller’s bond hearing, Dingle’s bond hearing is set for 8 a.m. today, and local police are still urging the public to step forward with any information about other shootings in the area. “We need your help to stop this type of activity,” Roark said Tuesday. Anyone with information about these shootings should call Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718. Calls to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously, and a reward of up to $2,500 might be given for information leading to an arrest or conviction.


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D-DAY REMEMBERING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY:

a tribute to Ernie Pyle In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, The Sumter Item is running columns by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle. The columns on this page were written by Pyle not long after the Invasion of Normandy.

The horrible waste of war N

ORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 — I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck emblem. Sure. Hell yes. I walked for a mile and a half along the water’s edge of our many-miled invasion beach. You wanted to walk slowly, for the detail on that beach was infinite. The wreckage was vast and startling. The awful waste and destruction of war, even aside from the loss of human life, has always been one of its outstanding features to those who are in it. Anything and everything is expendable. And we did expend on our beachhead in Normandy during those first few hours.

wire and smashed bulldozers and big stacks of thrown-away lifebelts and piles of shells still waiting to be moved. In the water floated empty life rafts and soldiers’ packs and ration boxes, and mysterious oranges. On the beach lay snarled rolls of telephone wire and big rolls of steel matting and stacks of broken, rusting rifles. On the beach lay, expended, sufficient men and mechanism for a small war. They were gone forever now. And yet we could afford it. We could afford it because we were on, we had our toehold, and behind us there were such enormous replacements for this wreckage on the beach that you could hardly conceive of their sum total. Men and equipment were flowing from England in such a gigantic stream that it made the waste on the beachhead seem like nothing at all, really nothing at all. •••

A few hundred yards back on the beach is a high bluff. Up there we had a tent hospital, and a barbed-wire enclosure for prisoners of war. From up there you could see far up and down the ••• beach, in a spectacular crow’s-nest view, and far out to sea. For a mile out from the beach there And standing out there on the water were scores of tanks and trucks and beyond all this wreckage was the greatboats that you could no longer see, for they were at the bottom of the water — est armada man has ever seen. You simply could not believe the gigantic collecswamped by overloading, or hit by tion of ships that lay out there waiting shells, or sunk by mines. Most of their to unload. crews were lost. Looking from the bluff, it lay thick You could see trucks tipped half over and clear to the far horizon of the sea and swamped. You could see partly and beyond, and it spread out to the sunken barges, and the angled-up corsides and was miles wide. Its utter enorners of jeeps, and small landing craft mity would move the hardest man. half submerged. And at low tide you As I stood up there I noticed a group of could still see those vicious six-pronged iron snares that helped snag and wreck freshly taken German prisoners standing nearby. They had not yet been put in the them. prison cage. They were just standing On the beach itself, high and dry, there, a couple of doughboys leisurely were all kinds of wrecked vehicles. guarding them with tommy guns. There were tanks that had only just The prisoners too were looking out to made the beach before being knocked sea – the same bit of sea that for out. There were jeeps that had been months and years had been so safely burned to a dull gray. There were big empty before their gaze. Now they stood derricks on caterpillar treads that staring almost as if in a trance. didn’t quite make it. There were halfThey didn’t say a word to each other. tracks carrying office equipment that They didn’t need to. The expression on had been made into a shambles by a single shell hit, their interiors still hold- their faces was something forever unforgettable. In it was the final horrified ing their useless equipage of smashed acceptance of their doom. typewriters, telephones, office files. If only all Germans could have had There were LCT’s turned completely the rich experience of standing on the upside down, and lying on their backs, and how they got that way I don’t know. bluff and looking out across the water There were boats stacked on top of each and seeing what their compatriots saw. other, their sides caved in, their suspenPermission to distribute and re-publish sion doors knocked off. In this shoreline museum of carnage Ernie Pyle’s columns was given by the Scripps Howard Foundation. there were abandoned rolls of barbed

A long thin line of personal anguish

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ORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiers’ packs. Here are socks and shoe polish, sewing kits, diaries, Bibles and hand grenades. Here are the latest letters from home, with the address on each one neatly razored out — one of the security precautions enforced before the boys embarked. Here are toothbrushes and razors, and snapshots of families back home staring up at you from the sand. Here are pocketbooks, metal mirrors, extra trousers, and bloody, abandoned shoes. Here are brokenhandled shovels, and portable radios smashed almost beyond recognition, and mine detectors twisted and ruined. Here are torn pistol belts and canvas water buckets, first-aid kits and jumbled heaps of lifebelts. I picked up a pocket Bible with a soldier’s name in it, and put it in my jacket. I carried it half a mile or so and then put it back down on the beach. I don’t know why I picked it up, or why I put it back down. Soldiers carry strange things ashore with them. In every invasion you’ll find at least one soldier hitting the beach at H-hour with a banjo slung over his shoulder. The most ironic piece of equipment marking our beach — this beach of first despair, then victory — is a tennis racket that some soldier had brought along. It lies lonesomely on the sand, clamped in its rack, not a string broken. Two of the most dominant items in the beach refuse are cigarets and writing paper. Each soldier was issued a carton of cigarets just before he started. Today these cartons by the thousand, water-soaked and spilled out, mark the line of our first savage blow. Writing paper and air-mail envelopes come second. The boys had intended to do a lot of writing in France. Letters that would have filled those blank, abandoned pages. Always there are dogs in every invasion. There is a dog still on the beach today, still pitifully

looking for his masters. He stays at the water’s edge, near a boat that lies twisted and half sunk at the water line. He barks appealingly to every soldier who approaches, trots eagerly along with him for a few feet, and then, sensing himself unwanted in all this haste, runs back to wait in vain for his own people at his own empty boat. ••• Over and around this long thin line of personal anguish, fresh men today are rushing vast supplies to keep our armies pushing on into France. Other squads of men pick amidst the wreckage to salvage ammunition and equipment that are still usable. Men worked and slept on the beach for days before the last D-day victim was taken away for burial. I stepped over the form of one youngster whom I thought dead. But when I looked down I saw he was only sleeping. He was very young, and very tired. He lay on one elbow, his hand suspended in the air about six inches from the ground. And in the palm of his hand he held a large, smooth rock. I stood and looked at him a long time. He seemed in his sleep to hold that rock lovingly, as though it were his last link with a vanishing world. I have no idea at all why he went to sleep with the rock in his hand, or what kept him from dropping it once he was asleep. It was just one of those little things without explanation that a person remembers for a long time. ••• The strong, swirling tides of the Normandy coastline shift the contours of the sandy beach as they move in and out. They carry soldiers’ bodies out to sea, and later they return them. They cover the corpses of heroes with sand, and then in their whims they uncover them. As I plowed out over the wet sand of the beach on that first day ashore, I walked around what seemed to be a couple of pieces of driftwood sticking out of the sand. But they weren’t driftwood. They were a soldier’s two feet. He was completely covered by the shifting sands except for his feet. The toes of his GI shoes pointed toward the land he had come so far to see, and which he saw so briefly. Permission to distribute and re-publish Ernie Pyle’s columns was given by the Scripps Howard Foundation.


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DAILY PLANNER

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

AROUND TOWN The Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association (a British heritage society) will meet at 11 a.m. today at the Spectrum Senior Center, Pinewood Road. All British expats are invited. Call Josie at (803) 775-8052. The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 class reunion will be held today-Sunday, June 8, as follows: today, registration / drop-in 5-7:30 p.m. at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave.; Saturday, 9-11 a.m. breakfast and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. activities at South Sumter Resource Center, and 6-10 p.m. banquet at Lincoln High School cafeteria, 26 Council St.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service at St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, with luncheon to follow. For information, call Frances Woods at (803) 773-3804, Lillie Wilson at (803) 775-9088 or Bertha Willis at (803) 775-9660. Lincoln High School Class of 1960 will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Alumni Building on Council Street. All class members are invited to attend. We are finalizing plans for the 2014 gathering. Call Lucile Davis at (803) 775-6253 or Louis Ragin at (803) 778-2715 for information. Mayewood High School Class of 1976 will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Mayewood Middle School. All classmates are invited to attend. “Gospel Fest by the Pond,” sponsored by the Mary McLeod Bethune Museum Development Association, will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at 1940 Mary McLeod Bethune Road and S.C. 154, Mayesville. On the program: Higher Calling; Sumter Violinares; New Generation; the Singing Jubilees; the Chosen Generation; and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Gospel Choir. Event will also feature a silent auction of various items, raffles of quilts and various items and numerous vendors. Bring your lawn chair. Call (803) 453-5014. The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Golden Corral. The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Mary Ingram, ADA coordinator of Santee

Wateree RTA, will speak. The spotlight will shine on Belle Mosley and the associate member is Cynthia Faulkner. Transportation provided within the coverage area. Contact Debra Canty, chapter president, at DebraCanC2@frontier.com or (803) 775-5792. For more pertinent information or for chapter updates, call the 24/7 recorded message line at (206) 376-5992. The Alzheimer’s Association will offer “Conversations About Dementia: Tips for Family Conversations,” an education program, 10:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday, June 19, at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at (803) 791-3430 to pre-register. The Pinedale Neighborhood Association will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at Golden Corral restaurant, 2385 Walmart Blvd. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 9684464. The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. All area veterans are invited. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will sponsor a dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at the Lincoln High School gymnasium, 26 Council St. Cost is $7 per dinner and consists of turkey wing or baked chicken, seasoned rice, butterbeans, rolls and a drink. Dine in or take out. Call James L. Green at (803) 968-4173. In observance of homeownership month, a housing fair will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Find out if you qualify for a home. There will be refreshments, door prizes and fun for children. Call (803) 436-2276. The Lincoln High School Class of 1963 will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at American Legion Post 202, 310 Palmetto St. Plans will be made for the 2015 class reunion, which will be celebrated as the 1960s class reunion of the civil rights era. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 968-4464. The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3259 U.S. 15 South.

WEATHER TODAY

TONIGHT

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SUNDAY

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TUESDAY

A t-storm in spots in the p.m.

A couple of thunderstorms

Variable clouds with a t-storm

Sunny to partly cloudy

Some sun with a t-storm; humid

Clouds and sun with a t-storm

89°

69°

86° / 65°

88° / 69°

91° / 72°

92° / 71°

Chance of rain: 40%

Chance of rain: 60%

Chance of rain: 55%

Chance of rain: 25%

Chance of rain: 50%

Chance of rain: 55%

Winds: NNE 4-8 mph

Winds: ENE 4-8 mph

Winds: E 4-8 mph

Winds: ESE 4-8 mph

Winds: SSW 6-12 mph

Winds: SW 7-14 mph

TODAY’S SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CALLED MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES Saturday, 11:30 a.m., media center, Lee Central Middle School, 41 Charlene Lane, Bishopville

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Start a new EUGENIA LAST health and fitness regimen that will ensure you will perform at your best, regardless of the obstacles you face. A change in your living arrangement may not be wanted or expected, but in the end will lead to improvement.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep conversations to a minimum and avoid gossip. It’s important to focus on making personal changes that can lead to self-improvement and to steer clear of any situation that might result in a dispute with someone you live or work with.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick to what you know and the people who share your interests. You will face problems if you try to convince people who oppose your beliefs to change. Don’t let the choices you make cost you physically, emotionally or financially. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take a greater interest in your home and how you can make positive changes. Don’t let anyone interfere or stop you from making choices that will add to your comfort and happiness. Focus on your personal goals, but stay within budget. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Ask questions and make changes or adjustments that will better position you for future trends. You will learn a lot if you watch the mistakes others make. Aim for greater security at home and at work.

Gaffney 87/66 Spartanburg 88/66

Greenville 87/66

Columbia 90/70

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

IN THE MOUNTAINS

Sumter 89/69

Aiken 90/69

ON THE COAST

Charleston 90/71

Today: Some sun with a thunderstorm in spots. High 85 to 91. Saturday: Variable clouds with a thunderstorm. High 82 to 89.

LOCAL ALMANAC

LAKE LEVELS

SUMTER THROUGH 4 P.M. YESTERDAY

Today Hi/Lo/W 88/70/t 80/58/s 94/75/pc 77/55/s 92/75/s 77/60/s 89/73/s 78/62/s 92/72/pc 80/62/s 106/77/s 68/53/pc 80/62/s

SUN AND MOON 7 a.m. yest. 358.05 75.59 75.29 97.37

24-hr chg -0.04 +1.06 -0.07 +0.01

Sunrise 6:11 a.m. Moonrise 2:05 p.m.

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

0.00" trace 0.82" 15.57" 19.18" 18.44"

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

Full pool 360 76.8 75.5 100

Lake Murray Marion Moultrie Wateree

95° 73° 86° 63° 100° in 1985 48° in 1988

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

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 87/70/t 82/61/t 94/76/pc 80/58/s 93/74/s 78/62/pc 89/72/s 82/67/s 92/72/t 84/65/s 105/77/s 70/55/pc 85/65/s

Myrtle Beach 85/71

Manning 89/70

Today: Clouds and sun with a thunderstorm. Winds northeast 4-8 mph. Saturday: A thunderstorm in one or two spots. Winds east 3-6 mph.

Temperature High Low Normal high Normal low Record high Record low

Florence 89/69

Bishopville 89/69

Sunset Moonset

8:31 p.m. 1:43 a.m.

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Flood 7 a.m. 24-hr stage yest. chg 12 8.52 +0.69 19 3.44 -1.95 14 4.89 +0.15 14 3.25 +0.77 80 77.19 -0.15 24 5.12 -0.15

AT MYRTLE BEACH

Today Sat.

High 3:30 a.m. 4:26 p.m. 4:22 a.m. 5:18 p.m.

Ht. 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.9

Low 10:32 a.m. 11:07 p.m. 11:21 a.m. ---

Ht. 0.5 0.8 0.4 ---

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

Today Hi/Lo/W 82/59/pc 90/67/t 92/68/t 91/73/t 79/67/pc 90/71/t 87/65/pc 89/67/t 90/70/t 89/68/pc 80/58/pc 87/66/pc 88/66/pc

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 81/61/t 88/67/t 88/67/t 89/70/t 79/67/pc 88/69/t 85/65/pc 87/67/t 88/67/t 87/64/pc 82/59/s 85/63/pc 87/62/pc

Today City Hi/Lo/W Florence 89/69/pc Gainesville 92/68/t Gastonia 87/65/pc Goldsboro 86/63/pc Goose Creek 90/71/t Greensboro 83/64/pc Greenville 87/66/pc Hickory 85/63/pc Hilton Head 86/78/t Jacksonville, FL 92/71/t La Grange 89/68/t Macon 91/69/t Marietta 87/68/t

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 86/65/pc 91/69/t 85/65/pc 86/60/pc 88/69/t 83/64/pc 86/66/t 83/64/pc 84/75/t 91/70/t 89/67/t 90/68/t 87/69/t

Today City Hi/Lo/W Marion 84/61/pc Mt. Pleasant 89/72/t Myrtle Beach 85/71/pc Orangeburg 89/70/t Port Royal 89/73/t Raleigh 85/63/pc Rock Hill 88/65/pc Rockingham 88/66/pc Savannah 91/72/t Spartanburg 88/66/pc Summerville 87/76/t Wilmington 86/66/pc Winston-Salem 84/63/pc

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 83/65/t 87/70/t 83/70/c 86/67/t 87/71/t 86/61/pc 86/64/pc 87/61/pc 90/69/t 86/67/pc 86/74/t 84/65/pc 83/63/pc

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

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 1 p.m., district office, boardroom

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Listen to what’s being said and take whatever information you can use and run with it. What you accomplish today will help you stabilize your home and future opportunities. Knowledge is key and can lead to an interesting partnership.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Creativity coupled with imagination and interaction with people you find motivating will lead you in a positive direction. Love and romance are in the stars, and a relationship will improve with a little tender loving care. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Listen carefully, do your research and don’t rely on secondhand information. A change may be needed, but a hasty decision based on iffy information will be costly. Put your energy into home and work improvements. Doing a good job will bring satisfaction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be careful while traveling or discussing important matters that can alter the way you move forward. Not everyone will be on your side. Aim to stabilize your position. Now is not the time to take chances, spend foolishly or overreact. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Leave well enough alone when dealing with friends, neighbors or relatives. Focus on home and those you are closest to and you will avoid loss or hardship. A good investment is one that helps you get ahead.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Have friends, relatives or neighbors over for a little get-together. Personal VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stop worrying about tomorrow and start investments will pay off, and making changes to your living for today. The way you deal with things now will help you build surroundings will ease stress and a strong, healthy future. Love is on bring you great joy. Love is the rise and romance will help you highlighted and romance will be to stabilize a personal relationship. rewarding.

LOTTERY NUMBERS PALMETTO CASH 5 THURSDAY

POWERBALL WEDNESDAY

MEGAMILLIONS TUESDAY

4-8-28-36-37 PowerUp: 4

1-7-10-22-49 Powerball: 24 Powerplay: 3

19-28-62-66-74 Megaball: 6 Megaplier: 3

PICK 3 THURSDAY

PICK 4 THURSDAY

8-1-7 and 4-1-8

1-7-0-3 and 6-1-8-0

SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK Manny, a neutered 2-year-old tricolored beagle, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is playful, affectionate, active, gentle and friendly. Manny adores people and loves to be with them. He is a really sweet dog with a loving personality. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit the website at www.sumterscspca.com.

The SPCA is always in need of the following: Newspapers; stuffed animals (any size); heavy duty trash bags (30 gallon or larger); dishwashing liquid; laundry detergent; bleach; paper towels; sheets and comforters; baby blankets (for cat cages and puppies); litter; canned dog and cat food; dry dog, cat and puppy food; treats; leashes and collars; disinfectant spray; all-purpose cleaner; air freshener; no scratch scrubbers; two-sided sponges for dishes; litter freshener; monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.


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Astros select prep pitcher 1st overall B2

Call: (803) 774-1241 | E-mail: sports@theitem.com

PREP BASKETBALL

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

LEGION BASEBALL

MHS names basketball coaches BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com MANNING – One is replacing a legend, while it is hoped the other will stop the revolving door at the position he now owns. Manning High School filled its vacant basketball head coaching positions on Thursday, naming Darren Mazyck as the new girls coach and Stevie Ward as the head of the boys program. Mazyck is taking the position held for 55 Years by John Thames, who has the most wins by a girls MAZYCK basketball coach in South Carolina history. Thames finished with a career record of 869-331, winning a pair of state titles along the way. “To me, it’s an honor WARD to succeed someone I consider to be a legend,” said Mazyck, who has coached against Thames on several occasions during his 14-year stint as the girls head coach at C.E. Murray in nearby Greeleyville. “We’re not only fellow coaches, but I consider us to be brothers. “It’s a privilege and an honor to replace someone like him,” Mazyck added. The 44-year-old Mazyck will come to Manning with a nice resume of his own. His career coaching record is 301-82, all of that being compiled at CEM. He also led C.E. Murray to three 1A state titles during his time there. Mazyck felt like the time and opportunity was right for him to move to another challenge. “I just felt like it was time for a coaching change for me,” Mazyck said. “I didn’t want to stay somewhere too long and get stagnant.” Mazyck, who takes over a team that went 12-11 this past year but missed out on the 3A state playoffs, said he doesn’t plan to change his style of coaching that brought him success at CEM with his switch to

SEE COACHES, PAGE B4

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Sumter shortstop Phillip Watcher, left, makes a play as brother and second baseman Jacob Watcher watches during the P-15’s 9-2 victory over Manning-Santee on Thursday at Monarchs Field.

Victorious turnaround P-15’s top Post 68 in rescheduled series finale BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com MANNING – With the first game called after three innings due to severe weather, the Sumter P-15’s got a do-over in their final American Legion baseball game against Manning-Santee Post 68 -- and took full advantage. Late-inning offense, solid pitching and five miscues by Manning led to a 9-2 victory for Post 15 on Thursday at Monarchs Field as SumJOHNSON ter swept the season series 3-0. The P-15’s improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in League III while Post 68 fell to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in league play. Manning will travel to Hartsville today at 7 p.m. for that series finale while Sumter is done for the week. “I thought we played well despite not being together much this week,” Sumter head coach Curtis Johnson

said. “We’ve been busy this week with (high school) graduation stuff and practice and family things, but I thought we came out and played well and I thought we pitched well.” Charlie Barnes got the start and tossed four solid innings. He was on a designed pitch count as he will be heading to Clemson University in a few weeks. He allowed just one run on four hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Taylor McFaddin relieved him in the fifth, and after allowing a run in his opening frame of work, he combined with Jacob Watcher to shut down Post 68 the rest of the way. McFaddin went four innings as well and Watcher pitched the ninth. “Taylor pitched very well,” Johnson said. “We’re trying to work with him and get him back to where he needs to be after not really playing for a year. “But he pitched well, we played good defense and got some clutch hits behind him.” Sumter got a clutch hit in the first

inning to go up early. Kemper Patton’s 2-out RBI double down the third base line made it 1-0 P-15’s. It stayed that way until the fourth, when the two teams literally began trading runs for two innings. A throwing error in the top of the fourth gave Sumter a 2-0 lead. It was short-lived as Jamal Keels led off the Manning-Santee half of the inning with an infield single. After stealing both second and third, he came home on a Steven Cox sacrifice fly to pull Post 68 within 2-1. Sumter took the 2-run lead back in the fifth, however. McFaddin singled with one out, and then stole second on a strikeout pitch to Patton. A wild pitch put him at third and Tee Dubose came through with the P-15’s second 2-out hit of the night – a single to right field to put Sumter up 3-1. Post 68 came up with a little 2-out magic of its own in the bottom of the fifth. With Barnes out and McFaddin

SEE SUMTER, PAGE B6

COLLEGE BASEBALL

PRO TENNIS

In the comfort zone

Sharapova, Halep in French final BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press

School product, originally began his collegiate baseball career at Division I Gardner-Webb, going 4-4 with a 5.70 ERA in 2010. Taking the junior college route wasn’t what Hanzlik wanted to do initially, but after the year at Gardner-Webb, he decided to make the move to USC Sumter. He started to flourish for the Fire Ants in 2012, tossing 39 1/3 innings with a 3.20 ERA and 42 strikeouts compared to just seven walks. Hanzlik was key cog in a Fire Ants bullpen that helped USCS earn its third Region X tournament runner-up spot in program history. Prior to that, though, Hanzlik had already committed to pitch for the Cougars in 2013. College of Charleston head coach Monte Lee knew him well as one of his former teachers. “He called me and told me he

PARIS — Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that’s carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. “It’s not how you finish a first set,” Sharapova said, “it’s how you finish the last set.” SHARAPOVA Right now, no one is a better closer than she is on clay. Nearing a second championship at Roland Garros, and fifth Grand Slam trophy overall, Sharapova gritted her HALEP way to yet another comeback victory, beating 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals Thursday. “If some things are not working out, I don’t just want to quit in the middle. Because when you lose the first set or a few games or you’re down a break, that’s not the end of the match,” Sharapova said. “That’s the type of philosophy that I play with.” She famously described herself years ago as feeling like a “cow on ice” on clay, but Sharapova now has won her past 19 matches that went to three sets on the demanding surface. In Saturday’s final, the No.

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Former Fire Ant Hanzlik closing games for Cougars BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com

It was past 1 o’clock in the morning in Gainesville, Fla., but no one would have guessed watching Michael Hanzlik celebrate. The former University of South Carolina Sumter pitcher pumped his fist and shouted as College of Charleston celebrated a 3-2 upset victory over nationally seeded Florida last Friday/Saturday in the opening game of an NCAA tournament baseball regional. The game was delayed more than three hours by weather. “Probably the best I’ve pitched all year,” Hanzlik said of his 1-2-3 ninth inning. He faced the Gators’ 2-3-4 hitters and didn’t allow a base runner while striking out two to pick up his 15th save of the season. “It’s probably one of the biggest wins in the history of the program,” he added. The victory propelled the Cougars – a No. 4 seed – to the regional championship and a date with Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, in the super re-

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ATHLETICS

Former University of South Carolina Sumter pitcher Michael Hanzlik has become a tellar closer for the College of Charleston as the Cougars get set to face Texas Tech on Saturday in Game 1 of a super regional in Lubbock, Texas. gionals beginning on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dan Law Field. “We’ve really come together as a team, especially these last two weeks,” Hanzlik said. “The pitching and defense have been really solid all year and we’re starting to get a lot clutch hits.” Hanzlik has been a major part of a Charleston pitching staff that boasts a 2.33 earned run average. The senior right-hander has a 3.35 ERA over 31 appearances (37 2/3 innings pitched) and has struck out 37 compared to 14 walks. Including the postseason, he has 16 saves on the year. Flash back to the fall of 2012, however, and perhaps no one – including Hanzlik – could have guessed he’d be the person the Cougars handed the ball to at the end of games. DIVISION I DOLDRUMS

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Arizona 16, Colorado 8 Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 1

TV, RADIO

San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

THURSDAY’S GAMES

TODAY

5 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Lyoness Open Second Round from Atzenbrugg, Austria (GOLF). 10:30 a.m. – Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf First Round from Savannah, Ga. (GOLF). 11 a.m. -- Professional Tennis: French Open Men’s Semifinal Matches from Paris (WIS 10). Noon – NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 Practice from Long Pond, Pa. (FOX SPORTS 1). 12:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Second Round from Waterloo, Ontario (GOLF). 1 p.m. – College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Nashville Super Regional Game One from Nashville, Tenn. – Stanford vs. Vanderbilt (ESPN2). 2 p.m. – Formula One Racing: Canadian Grand Prix Practice from Montreal (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: St. Jude Classic Second Round from Memphis, Tenn. (GOLF). 4 p.m. – College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Austin Super Regional Game One from Austin, Texas –Houston vs. Texas (ESPN2). 4:30 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 Practice from Long Pond, Pa. (FOX SPORTS 1). 5 p.m. – Horse Racing: True North Handicap and Belmont Gold Cup from Elmont, N.Y. (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6:05 p.m. – Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. – College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Louisville Super Regional Game One from Louisville, Ky. – Kennesaw State vs. Louisville (ESPNU). 6:30 p.m. -- Professional Golf: Web. com Tour Cleveland Open Second Round from Westlake, Ohio (GOLF). 6:30 p.m. – IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Firestone 600 Pole Qualifying from Fort Worth, Texas (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. – MLL Lacrosse: Boston at Ohio (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Boston at Detroit (MLB NETWORK). 8:30 p.m. – International Soccer: Mexico vs. Portugal from Foxborough, Mass. (ESPN2). 9 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino & Resort 400K from Fort Worth, Texas (FOX SPORTS 1, WEGXFM 92.9). 9:30 p.m. – College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Stillwater Super Regional Game One from Stillwater, Okla. – California-Irvine vs. Oklahoma State (ESPNU). 9:30 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Arizona (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 10 p.m. – WNBA Basketball: Minnesota at Seattle (NBA TV). 10 p.m. – Professional Boxing: Hugo Centeno Jr. vs. Gerardo Ibarra in a Mddleweight Bout and Eddie Gomez vs. Francisco Santana in a Junior Middleweight Bout from Indio, Calif. (SHOWTIME). 10:30 p.m. – Professional Boxing: Yudel Johnson vs. Norberto Gonzalez in a Junior Middleweight Bout from Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2). Midnight – Women’s Amateur Golf: Curtis Cup Day One Matches from St. Louis – United States vs. England (GOLF).

MLB STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION W Toronto 37 Baltimore 30 New York 30 Boston 27 Tampa Bay 23 CENTRAL DIVISION W Detroit 31 Chicago 31 Cleveland 30 Minnesota 28 Kansas City 28 WEST DIVISION W Oakland 37 Los Angeles 31 Seattle 31 Texas 29 Houston 25

L 24 27 29 32 37

Pct .607 .526 .508 .458 .383

GB – 5 6 9 131/2

L 25 30 30 29 31

Pct .554 .508 .500 .491 .475

GB – 21/2 3 31/2 41/2

L 23 27 28 30 35

Pct .617 .534 .525 .492 .417

GB – 5 51/2 71/2 12

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Seattle 2, Atlanta 0 Cleveland 7, Boston 4, 12 innings Oakland 7, N.Y. Yankees 4 Toronto 8, Detroit 2 Miami 5, Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 6, Texas 5 L.A. Angels 4, Houston 0 Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 5, Kansas City 2, 11 innings Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 1

THURSDAY’S GAMES

N.Y. Yankees 2, Oakland 1 Toronto 7, Detroit 3 Miami at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

Oakland (Milone 3-3) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 6-3) at Toronto (Stroman 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Boston (R.De La Rosa 1-0) at Detroit (Smyly 2-4), 7:08 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 5-2) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 1-2) at Texas (Darvish 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 6-3) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 6-1), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 2-5), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 4-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-4), 10:05 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

St. Louis at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 7:15 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION W Atlanta 31 Miami 31 Washington 29 New York 28 Philadelphia 24 CENTRAL DIVISION W Milwaukee 35 St. Louis 31 Pittsburgh 28 Cincinnati 27 Chicago 22 WEST DIVISION W San Francisco 39 Los Angeles 31 Colorado 28 San Diego 27 Arizona 25

L 27 28 28 31 33

Pct .534 .525 .509 .475 .421

GB – 1/2 11/2 31/2 61/2

L 25 29 31 31 34

Pct .583 .517 .475 .466 .393

GB – 4 61/2 7 11

L 21 30 30 33 36

Pct .650 .508 .483 .450 .410

GB – 81/2 10 12 141/2

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Seattle 2, Atlanta 0 San Diego 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 8, Philadelphia 4 Miami 5, Tampa Bay 4 San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 5, Kansas City 2, 11 innings

TODAY’S GAMES

Miami (Eovaldi 4-2) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 6-3), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 7-1) at Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 6-3) at Toronto (Stroman 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 6-2) at Colorado (E.Butler 0-0), 8:40 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 5-3) at Arizona (McCarthy 1-7), 9:40 p.m. Washington (Roark 3-4) at San Diego (T.Ross 6-4), 10:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-3) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-3), 10:15 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

St. Louis at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Miami at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 10:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 10:10 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

NBA FINALS By The Associated Press

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

STANLEY CUP FINALS By The Associated Press

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Los Angeles 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Wednesday, June 4: Los Angeles 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday, June 7: NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Monday, June 9: Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11: Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Friday, June 13: NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 16: Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 18: NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

TENNIS FRENCH OPEN RESULTS By The Associated Press Thursday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $34.12 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Women Semifinals Maria Sharapova (7), Russia, def. Eugenie Bouchard (18), Canada, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Simona Halep (4), Romania, def. Andrea Petkovic (28), Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Doubles Men Semifinals Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (12), Spain, def. Marin Draganja, Croatia, and Florin Mergea, Romania, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Julien Benneteau and Edouard RogerVasselin (11), France, def. Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan, and Samuel Groth, Australia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Mixed Championship Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, def. Julia Goerges, Germany, and Nenad Zimonjic (8), Serbia, 4-6, 6-2, 10-7. Loredana Rosca, Romania, def. Paula Badosa and Aliona Bolsova, Spain, 6-1, 7-6 (3).

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago Washington Atlanta Indiana New York Connecticut

W 5 3 4 3 2 2

L 1 2 3 3 4 5

Pct .833 .600 .571 .500 .333 .286

GB – 11/2 11/2 2 3 31/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota Phoenix San Antonio Los Angeles Seattle Tulsa

W 7 4 3 2 2 0

L 0 1 4 3 6 5

Pct GB 1.000 – .800 2 .429 4 .400 4 .250 51/2 .000 6

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NBA FINALS

Spurs lead Heat 54-49 at half BY BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan made his first six shots and scored 15 points to help the San Antonio Spurs take a 54-49 lead over the Miami Heat after an entertaining first half of Game 1 of their NBA Finals rematch on Thursday night. Manu Ginobili had 11 points and Tony Parker added 10 as San Antonio’s veteran Big Three got the Spurs off to a strong start in their attempt to avenge last year’s heartbreaking, seven-game loss. LeBron James scored 13 points and Dwyane Wade had 12 for the two-time defending champions, while Ray Allen and Chris Bosh each scored 10. San Antonio shot 50 percent and Miami was hitting more than half its shots for most of the first two quarters, which featured seven lead changes, four ties, and was the same type of tight game the teams played to finish last year’s NBA Finals. It was a widely anticipated matchup after the thrill-

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San Antonio forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Miami center Chris Bosh (1) during Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday in San Antonio. Visit www.theitem.com for complete results. ing conclusion to their series a year ago. San Antonio had a five-point lead in the final half-minute of regulation in Game 6, but the Heat rallied and then won a Game 7 that was

SPORTS ITEMS

UK gives Calipari 7-year, $52.5M deal LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky has given coach John Calipari a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension that will pay a base package of $6.5 million next season and $8 million over each of the final three seasons. Already one of college basketball’s highest-paid coaches, Calipari led the Wildcats to the 2012 NCAA championship and is coming off his third Final Four appearance, a 60-54 title-game loss to Connecticut in April. He has often been rumored as CALIPARI a potential coaching candidate for NBA coaching openings, most recently this spring with the Los Angeles Lakers. Calipari quickly reiterated his happiness with Kentucky, even tweeting his commitment after Los Angeles fired Mike D’Antoni. SUMTER 2 MANNING-SANTEE 1

Hunter Donley struck out 16 batters to lead the Sumter Junior P-15’s to a 2-1 American Legion baseball victory over ManningSantee on Wednesday at Riley Park. Donley scattered six hits and walked just two batters. Matthew Corbett took the loss for Manning despite pitching a 2-hitter. He struck out three and walked seven. Tradd James and Courtland Howard had the hits for Sumter. James scored a run as did Joshua Whitley. Corbett had two hits for Manning while Robert Dykes had a hit and a run. Michael Burgess had a hit and a run batted in. CRANE SHOOTS 7-UNDER 63 FOR LEAD AT ST. JUDE

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

No games scheduled

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 7 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

close the entire way. The Spurs shook off that disappointment and the age of their three team leaders to post the NBA’s best record and home-court advantage in this series.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ben Crane shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday at TPC at Southwind to take the lead in the suspended first round of the St. Jude Classic.

Crane took advantage of a 3 1/2-hour delay that left nearly perfect scoring conditions with no wind and rain-softened greens. He had five of his seven birdies on his final nine, the last a few minutes before play was suspended because of darkness. Sixty players were unable to finish the round. Peter Malnati shot a 65, and Billy Horschel also was 5 under with two holes left to play. Retief Goosen and Joe Durant each had a 66, and Phil Mickelson opened with a 67. WIE, PARK SHARE LPGA TOUR LEAD

WATERLOO, Ontario — Michelle Wie and defending champion Hee Young Park shared the first-round lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday in the Manulife Financial Classic at windswept Grey Silo. SAUNDERS TO COACH TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of star forward Kevin Love, Saunders is returning to the bench to try revive a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in 10 years. With the team’s coaching search complicated by Love’s status, the Timberwolves decided the best course of action was to have Saunders, who was hired last season as president of basketball operations, step in for a second stint as coach until the situation stabilized, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the move. A news conference was scheduled for Friday. From staff, wire reports

Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Astros draft California HS lefty Aiken at No. 1

GOLF

BY DENNIS WASZAK JR. The Associated Press

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ST. JUDE CLASSIC PAR SCORES

Thursday At TPC Southwind Memphis, Tenn. Purse: $5.8illion Yardage: 7,239; Par: 70(35-35) (a-amateur) Partial First Round Ben Crane 30-33—63 Peter Malnati 33-32—65 Retief Goosen 35-31—66 Joe Durant 31-35—66 Freddie Jacobson 32-35—67 Phil Mickelson 32-35—67 Brooks Koepka 34-33—67 Troy Merritt 33-34—67 Hudson Swafford 34-33—67 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 33-34—67 Luke Guthrie 33-34—67 Padraig Harrington 32-36—68 David Hearn 33-35—68 Scott Stallings 34-34—68 Dustin Johnson 33-35—68 Woody Austin 35-33—68 Ted Potter, Jr. 33-35—68 Camilo Villegas 33-35—68 Miguel Angel Carballo 35-33—68 Andres Romero 34-34—68

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Leaderboard 1. 2. 2. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 9. 9. 9. 9. 9. 9.

Ben Crane Peter Malnati Billy Horschel Retief Goosen Joe Durant Stuart Appleby Zach Johnson Jason Bohn Fredrik Jacobson Phil Mickelson Brooks Koepka Troy Merritt Hudson Swafford

Fernandez-Castano

9. Luke Guthrie

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SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick again, and this time, they took a pitcher polished beyond his years. California high school left-hander Brady Aiken was the first selection in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night. The 17-year-old from San Diego’s Cathedral Catholic High School is AIKEN just the third prep pitcher to be selected first overall, joining fellow lefties Brien Taylor (1991, Yankees) and David Clyde (1973, Rangers). The Miami Marlins made it the first time high school pitchers were the top two picks in the draft when they selected Tyler Kolek, a hard-throwing right-hander Shepherd High School in

Texas. Aiken is “the most advanced high school pitcher I’ve ever seen in my entire career,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “He has command like I’ve never seen before of his stuff.” The Astros are the first team to select first in three consecutive drafts, having picked shortstop Carlos Correa in 2012 and right-hander Mark Appel last year. “I’m just ready to move forward and see what the Astros have in store for me in the future,” Aiken said in an interview on MLB Network. “I’m just really excited.” Aiken is also the first high school lefty to be drafted in the first five picks since Adam Loewen went fourth overall to Baltimore in 2002. The UCLA recruit has terrific control of a fastball that hits 96-97 mph, a knee-buckling curve and a tough changeup that sits in the low- to mid-80s. His draft stock rose late last

year when he struck out 10 in a gold medal-winning performance against Japan in the 18-and-under World Cup. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Kolek has a fastball that sits in the high-90s and touched 100-102 mph several times, causing many to compare him to some fellow Texas flamethrowers such as Nolan Ryan, Kerry Wood and Josh Beckett. “How do you pass up a guy throwing 100?” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said after Miami’s 11-6 win at Tampa Bay. “So, I’m happy with the pick. It’s a big, old country strong right-hander.” The Chicago White Sox selected North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon with the third overall pick. The 6-3, 235-pound junior was widely regarded as the top college pitcher available in the draft and had been in the mix to go No. 1 overall.


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Palmetto Pro alumna Eugenie Bouchard returns the ball during her semifinal loss to Maria Sharapova in the French Open on Thursday at Roland Garros in Paris.

FRENCH OPEN FROM PAGE B1 7-seeded Sharapova will face No. 4 Simona Halep, a 22-year-old Romanian who never before had been past the quarterfinals at a major. Halep turned in a much more straightforward victory than Sharapova, eliminating No. 28 Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-2, 7-6 (4). “I have a lot of confidence in myself now,” said Halep, who a year ago was ranked only 57th and lost in the first round in Paris for the third time since 2010. “I played really well here; a few good matches. But next round will be very tough. I know Maria. She’s a great champion.” She is 0-3 against Sharapova. But Halep has claimed seven titles since the start of last season — “Impressive 12 months,” she called it — and used her smooth movement and smart angles to win all 12 sets she’s played these two weeks. Sharapova took a more difficult route to her ninth Grand Slam final. In the fourth round against 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur, Sharapova trailed 6-3, 4-3, then won the last nine games. In the quarterfinals against 20-year-old Garbine Muguruza, the woman who stunned Serena Williams last week, Sharapova trailed 6-1, 5-4, then won nine of the last 10 games. That pattern continued against another 20-year-old, Bouchard. After dropping the first set, then standing two games from defeat at 5-all in the second, Sharapova won eight of the last 10 games. She did it by playing aggressively in crunch time, risking more but also coming through more. After Bouchard’s ability to take the ball early helped her build a 13-8 edge in winners in the first set, Sharapova had a 25-16 edge in that category over the last two, celebrating most by shaking her

left fist and crying, “Come on!” “She kind of elevated her game a little bit,” said Bouchard, who had been 9-0 in Grand Slam matches when winning the opening set. This was only Bouchard’s fifth major tournament, her second in a row reaching the semifinals. Less than two years ago, Bouchard was at the junior level, winning the Wimbledon girls’ title. “She is literally just scratching the surface,” said Nick Saviano, Bouchard’s coach. “She can play a much, much higher level as she goes along. She’s going to get faster. She’s going to get stronger.” The 27-year-old Sharapova already owns a career Grand Slam, with titles at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006, the Australian Open in 2008, and the French Open two years ago. And for someone who used to have a hard time on clay, she is 53-4 with six titles on it since the start of 2012; three of those losses came against Williams, including in the 2013 French Open final. “Sharapova does a good job of trying to stay in the moment,” Saviano said. “She’s got a lot of experience and a lot of fight. And she’s been around a long time.” Sharapova put aside various problems she had Thursday, including nine doublefaults, two that wasted set points at 5-3 in the second. She showed terrific defense and court coverage when it counted most, forcing Bouchard to hit extra shots. Most important, at 2-1 in both the second and third sets, Bouchard raced to 40love leads on her serve, only to have Sharapova steel herself and wind up breaking. “I didn’t feel that I was playing my best,” Sharapova said. “I fought, I scrambled, and I found a way to win.”

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Maria Sharapova, below, will face Simona Halep, above, in the women’s final of the French Open on Saturday.

wanted to see me pitch,” Hanzlik said in October of 2011. “I went for the official visit and they offered me.” But putting his foot back in the Division I waters proved to be a rude awakening. Hanzlik had a horrendous fall season in 2012. “I struggled a lot that first semester,” he said. “I just couldn’t get anybody out. Nothing seemed to work.” Nothing until pitching coach Matt Heath made a suggestion that proved to be a turning point for Hanzlik and eventually the Cougars. COMFORT ZONE

While tossing one of his fall bullpen sessions, Heath threw out the idea of Hanzlik switching to a sidearm motion rather than over the top. “He just wanted me to change things up a little bit,” Hanzlik said. “But I started it and it felt pretty comfortable. I started executing pitches better and it was something that was a little harder for the hitters to key in on.” Still, the transition was not without its growing pains. Hanzlik made 20 appearances in 2013, going 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA and one save. He struck out 22, walked seven and hit six batters. “I was still trying to find a feel for it I guess,” Hanzlik said. He found it later that summer. Pitching for the Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, Hanzlik rewrote the history books with a dominant season. He broke the GLSCL record for saves with 14 and added one more in the playoffs for good measure. He ended the regular season with 18 appearances, 26 1/3 innings pitched, 35 strikeouts, four walks and a microscopic 0.34 ERA after allowing just one run. He struck out two and allowed no runs in 1 2/3 innings of playoff work. “It’s like anything in sports,” Hanzlik said. “Once you find your comfort zone, you gain confidence each time out and you feel like nothing can go wrong. “That sidearm thing kind of changed my mentality. I started realizing I deserved to be (at the Division I level) and I could compete here.”

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NCAA SUPER REGIONALS The Associated Press Best-of-3; x-if necessary Host school is Game 1 home team; visiting school is Game 2 home team; coin flip determines Game 3 home team At Jim Patterson Stadium Louisville, Ky. Friday: Kennesaw State (40-22) at Louisville (48-15), 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Kennesaw State vs. Louisville, 7 p.m. x-Sunday: Kennesaw State vs. Louisville, 6 p.m. At Hawkins Field Nashville, Tenn. Friday: Stanford (34-24) at Vanderbilt (44-18), 1 p.m. Saturday: Stanford vs. Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. x-Sunday: Stanford vs. Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. At Allie P. Reynolds Stadium Stillwater, Okla. Friday: UC Irvine (38-23) at Oklahoma State (48-16), 9:30 p.m. Saturday: UC Irvine vs. Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. x-Sunday: UC Irvine vs. Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. At UFCU Disch-Falk Field Austin, Texas Friday: Houston (48-16) at Texas (41-19), 4 p.m.

Saturday: Houston vs. Texas, 2 p.m. x-Sunday: Houston vs. Texas 2 p.m. At Davenport Field Charlottesville, Va. Saturday: Maryland (39-21) at Virginia (47-13), Noon Sunday: Maryland vs. Virginia, Noon x-Monday: Maryland vs. Virginia, 4 p.m. At M.L. ‘Tigue’ Moore Field Lafayette, La. Saturday: Mississippi (44-18) at Louisiana-Lafayette (57-8), 8 p.m. Sunday: Mississippi vs. LouisianaLafayette, 9 p.m. x-Monday: Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 7 p.m. At Charlie and Marie Lupton Stadium Fort Worth, Texas Saturday: Pepperdine at TCU, 4 p.m. Sunday: Pepperdine vs. TCU, 6 p.m. x-Monday: Pepperdine vs. TCU, 7 p.m. At Rip Griffin Park Lubbock, Texas Saturday: College of Charleston (44-17) at Texas Tech (43-19), 1 p.m. Sunday: College of Charleston vs. Texas Tech, 3 p.m. x-Monday: College of Charleston vs. Texas Tech, 1 p.m.

EARNING HIS SPOT

With a prosperous summer of ball under his belt, Hanzlik entered 2014 ready to become a key contributor in the bullpen. He began working the seventh and eighth innings mostly, although he had three saves by the fifth game of the season. The Cougars’ projected closer, Derrick Smith, went down with an early injury and that opened the door for Hanzlik and the rest of the bullpen to see who could take the role. “It was basically an open competition,” he said. “I started pitching late and got more comfortable in some of those high-pressure situations, and about halfway through the year I earned the job.” A big springboard for Hanzlik came during a doubleheader against Michigan in which he closed out both games, tossing 2 1/3 innings and allowing just one hit while striking out three to pick up two saves in one day. That was followed, though, by his worst outing of the year against another super regional participant in Houston. Hanzlik allowed five earned runs in one inning and his ERA ballooned from 2.61 to 6.35. “I didn’t have any control that day,” he said. “I walked a couple guys (two) and just couldn’t throw strikes.” The outing proved to be the exception rather than the norm. Hanzlik’s ERA has climbed down ever since, sitting at 3.35 entering Saturday’s game. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in any outing since, and that happened just once.

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College of Charleston closer Michael Hanzlik celebrates after recording the final out in the Cougars’ 3-2 victory over Florida in the Gainesville Regional last week. The turnaround and his success are based mainly off of two pitches – his fastball and slider. “I work off my fastball inside,” Hanzlik said. “I like to use that to get ahead and then I usually throw my slider as an out pitch and try to get them to chase it.” Hanzlik also feeds off the adrenaline he feels pitching the final inning and pitching in high-pressure situations, he said. “I think that just helps me focus and helps me add a little extra on my fastball,” he said. This will likely be his final season playing baseball, Hanzlik said, and he isn’t ready to give it up yet. “I know Texas Tech is a hard place to play,” he said. “But I think people are still underestimating how good this team really is. We just have to come out and play well. “Two wins and it’s off to Omaha (Neb., for the College World Series).”


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MARK MY WORDS

HORSE RACING

Try not to get distracted by life’s distractions

Myriad of factors make winning Crown tough E BY BETH HARRIS The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It’s so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years. It’s the longest span without a winner. Now it’s California Chrome’s turn to try on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes. The striking chestnut colt with a blaze and four white feet appears to have rebounded well after two hard races in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, with the most exhausting still to come. He’ll run 1 1/2 miles around Belmont’s sweeping oval with 10 rivals gunning to keep history from happening. Before Affirmed swept the 1978 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, 25 years had passed between Citation in 1948 and Secretariat in 1973. Few can agree on what makes winning the Triple Crown so tough. Often it’s a combination of factors that help or hurt a horse, including racing luck and jockey error. In 2002, War Emblem nearly fell to his knees when the starting gate sprang open, and jockey Victor Espinoza knew right then the colt was doomed. He straggled home in eighth place, beaten 19 1-2 lengths by a 70-1 shot. Espinoza gets another shot on Saturday aboard California Chrome, who, if he wins, will have faced down the largest field of any Triple Crown winner. “It doesn’t matter if there are 14 or six horses. He needs to break clean,” said Bob Baffert, the only trainer to lose the Belmont three times with horses that won

AREA SCOREBOARD BASEBALL DIAMOND PRO CAMP The Diamond Pro Instructional Baseball Camp will be held June 9-12 and June 16-19 at Patriot Park SportsPlex. The camp will be under the direction of Frankie Ward, Joe Norris, Barry Hatfield and Robbie Mooneyham. The cost is $60 for one session and $100 if attending both sessions. The camp is open to boys ages 7-14 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. Registration will be held on Sunday at Palmetto Park beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Ward at (803) 7204081, Norris at (803) 934-6670 or Hatfield at (803) 236-4768. FIRE ANT CAMP

The Fire Ants Baseball Camps sponsored by the University of South Carolina Sumter baseball program will begin on Monday at the USCS practice facility. The camp will run through Friday and is open to children ages 6-9. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day and the cost is $70 per camper. There will be walk up registration on Monday beginning at 7:45 a.m. Players can also register online at www. uscsumter.edu/fireants/ index.php/baseball-program. BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL

The Hoop Basketball Individual Development Basketball School will be held July 14-17 at the Mayewood Middle School Gymnasium at 4300 East Brewington Road. The camp will be under the direction of James Smith, Harry Fullwood and Ronnie Brown. The cost of

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California Chrome gallops in the rain during practice at Belmont Park on Thursday in Elmont, N.Y. California Chrome will attempt to win the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes. the first two legs, including War Emblem. California Chrome had been slow out of the starting gate in some of earlier his races because of his habit of shifting from one foot to the other. Espinoza will try to keep his head pointed straight and get him to show some early speed leaving the gate. “With a clean break, he’s way better than all the other horses,” said Baffert, who will be watching from Southern California on Saturday. Trainer Art Sherman often describes California Chrome as a “push-button horse,” meaning the colt can respond to whatever Espinoza asks him to do. Tactically, he can run on or near the lead or make a move for the front in the latter stages of a race, like California Chrome did in the Derby and Preakness. “He’s going to probably

be galloping on the lead,” Sherman said. “He doesn’t want any horse passing him.” California Chrome is clearly the dominant horse in the 3-year-old ranks, having won six straight races and impressively taken charge in the Derby and Preakness. He has given every indication in his gallops and one official workout at Belmont Park during his nearly three weeks in New York that he likes the deep, sandy track. Unlike at the Preakness, California Chrome hasn’t coughed and he’s been eating up all his feed — both welcome signs that he hasn’t missed a beat in his preparations. “I just like what I see. He looks so darn good,” Sherman said. “People have a lot more respect for this horse than they did going into the Derby. I really think he’s the real McCoy.”

the camp is $50 per camper and is open to boys and girls ages 10 through 16. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until noon each day. For more information, contact Smith at (803) 9686874 or (803) 469-3188.

tuneup and autograph session beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting until 4:45. The game will start at 5. For more information, go to the twitter account MILES_ENT.

SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

SHS MINI CHEER CAMPS

The Sumter High School 2014 Boys & Girls Basketball Camp will be held June 16-19 at the SHS gymnasium. The camp will be open to children ages 8-15. The cost is $55 per camper with the camp running from noon until 4 p.m. each day. Campers must be signed up by Friday. For more information, call SHS boys basketball head coach JoJo English at (803) 481-4480 or email him at Stephen.english@sumterschools. net.

The Sumter High School Mini Cheer Camps will be held June 17-19 and July 2123. The camp, which will be hosted by the SHS cheerleaders, is open to children in elementary school and middle school. The cost is $50 per camper per session, but the cost is $85 if the camper attends both sessions. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. The last day to register is Tuesday. For more information, contact Gloria Riggs at Gloria.riggs@sumterschools.net.

SUMTER CHRISTIAN CLINICS

Registration is being taken for the Sumter Christian School 2014 Basketball Clinics to be held over the summer. There will be four 5-day sessions at a cost of $45 per camper. A camp for children in grades 1-3 will be held June 9-13, grades 3-6 June 23-27, grades 6-9 July 7-11 and graves 9-12 July 21-25. The camps will run each day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The camp instructors will be the SCS coaching staff of Bobby Baker, Tom Cope and Jimmy Davis. For more information, call Baker at (803) 469-9304 or (803) 464-3652. MILES ENTERTAINMENT GAME

The First Miles Entertainment Basketball Game, featuring Phillip “Hot Sauce” Champion, will be held on Friday, June 13, at the Sumter High School gymnasium. Champion is a former AND1 Streetball player. There will be a pregame

CHEERLEADING

WRESTLING SHS CAMP

Sumter High School will be hosting a wrestling camp June 9-12. The camp will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Registration forms can be picked up at the school’s main office. For more information, contact Cody Slaughter at cody.slaughter@sumterschools.net. ETC. SKILLS, DRILLS & LIFE

The LAY UP Skills, Drills & Life Sports/Mentoring Camp For At-Risk Youth will be held June 12-14 at the Lincoln High School gymnasium located at 26 Council Street. The program will be held each day from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. It is open to boys and girls ages 9-17 and is free. Those who are scheduled

arlier this week, I sat down to prepare an article for the paper, and as I began to gather my thoughts I was barraged by what felt like a hundred other things trying to steal my attention from the keyboard. What eventually happened was that the one hundred other things ended up Mark winning out. Rearden I shut down between the ears and essentially became somewhat paralyzed by the mental clutter. The unfortunate part of the story is that I allowed the distractions to overcome my focus, which should have been finishing the article. It occurred to me the following day that I have spent a lifetime teaching tennis players how to cope with distracting situations on the court. I have doled out countless hours instructing folks on how to focus their attention away from the on-court annoyance and to keep themselves attuned to what is before them. It’s a crying shame that I didn’t pay enough attention to some of my own advice. As it turns out, some of the skills we use to stay on track on the tennis court are the same ones we use to stay on the straight and narrow in life. As an example, I spoke with one of our junior tennis players after a recent tennis tournament in Florence, a tournament in which he didn’t fare too well. His entire conversation centered on what he did poorly and how badly he played. When I asked him what he was thinking about during the match, his response was much like this: “I was mad because my forehand was way off, my service return stunk, and I knew if I were playing normally I would be winning this match easily.” Well, you know what? That

to participate in the event are former Clemson AllAmerican and College Football Hall of Famer Terry Kinard, former Wake Forest quarterback Keith West and former Wake Forest basketball standout Wilbert Singleton. Each was a standout performer at Sumter High School. For more information, contact Leading America’s Youth Upward Program program coordinator Mark Shaw at (803) 236-2313 or at layup2011andup@yahoo. com. AUTO RACING SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS SEARCH

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

The Santee Wateree Football Officials Association is holding classes for those interested in becoming officials. Those who pass the course will be able to officiate middle school, junior varsity and varsity games. Classes will be held each Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Parks & Recreation at 155 Haynsworth Street. The state clinic and examination will be held on July 26. For more information, contact Granderson James at (803) 968-2391 or at grandersj@aol.com or Richard Geddings at (803) 468-8858.

was very close to the conversation I was having with myself. “The stupid computer is messing up, the phone won’t stop ringing and if I had a little peace and quiet, I would be finished with this article and moving on to another project.” Do you see a similar pattern here? Both of us were letting what we could not do interfere with what we could do. For my young protégé, he never considered the things he was doing well. After a little probing, I discovered that he thought he served pretty well and also that his volley game was good that day. Since he had already filed his forehand and service return into the “stinko basket,” the better mental approach would have been to isolate on the things he could do well and then begin building a game plan within the framework of those two things. Unfortunately, he spent all of his mental energy consumed with his own anger and his poor performance. The same held true for me. I never considered that I had options. I allowed myself to be shackled by things I couldn’t do rather than doing the things I could do. Heaven forbid that I might consider using paper and pencil to draft the article or hop in the car and head home and finish the article there, away from the distractions. Instead I remained mired in the slough of distractions and let it consume my thoughts, never finishing what I had begun. I have stated on other occasions that I believe sports to be a microcosm of life, and this occasion surely supports that belief. The expression “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” has always seemed a little trite and Polly Anna-like to me. In this instance I must reconsider and say it perfectly describes the best way out of the problems both of us were having. Mark my words, use what is working and put aside what is not.

COACHES FROM PAGE B1 Manning. “I know one thing we’re going to do is we’re going to run,” he said. “We’re going to play good defense too. We want to put pressure on them so they don’t want to play anymore.” The 47-year-old Ward, who retired from the United States Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, has been in charge of the Junior ROTC program at Manning High for four years. During that time he has been the head coach of the junior varsity boys team as well as assisting the varsity. In this just completed school year, he was the head coach of the Manning Junior High boys team. He succeeds Jacob Smith, who was the head coach for two seasons, going 10-36. Smith is now the boys head coach at Cheraw. The Monarchs were 5-18 this past season, going winless in Region VI. Ward said he feels as though Manning has played a notch below other programs the last few years. “We want to get our players to where we’re playing at our own pace,” said Ward, who will be in his first high school head coaching job. “I think in years past other teams have dictated what we do. We want to make it where they’re not doing that and we’re controlling the pace of the game.” He believes his being familiar with the student-athletes coming into the position will help the transition. MHS athletic director Brian Joyner said several candidates applied for both jobs.


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Nationals sweep with 4-2 win over Phillies

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Don Zimmer is shown above in his first major league job as a player with the Brooklyn Dodgers and in his final job as a special advisor with the Tampa Bay Rays. Zimmer, who spent 66 years in professional baseball as a manager, player, coach and executive, died at the age of 83 on Wednesday. He is being remembered by baseball fans for his contributions to the game.

Longtime baseball fixture Zimmer’s life celebrated ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer wasn’t a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He coached Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees’ latest dynasty. And his manager once was the illustrious Casey Stengel. For 66 years, Zimmer was a most popular presence at ballparks all over, a huge chaw often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser when he died Wednesday at 83 in a hospital in nearby Dunedin. He had been in a rehabilitation center since having seven hours of heart surgery in mid-April. “Great baseball man. A baseball lifer. Was a mentor to me,” teary-eyed Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Zimmer started out as a minor league infielder in 1949, hitting powerful shots that earned him the nickname “Popeye.” He went on to enjoy one of the longestlasting careers in baseball history. Zimmer played on the original New York Mets, saw his Boston Red Sox beaten by Bucky Dent’s playoff homer and got tossed to the ground by Pedro Martinez during a brawl. Oh, the tales he could tell. “Zim was around when I first came up. He was someone that taught me a lot about the game — he’s been around, he’s pretty much seen everything,” Jeter said after the Yankees lost to Oakland 7-4. “His stories, his experiences.” With the champion Yankees, Zimmer was Joe Torre’s right-hand man as the bench coach. “I hired him as a coach, and he became like a family member to me. He has certainly been a terrific credit to the game,” Torre said in a statement. “The game was his life. And his passing is going to create a void in my life ... We loved him. The game of baseball lost a special person tonight. He was a good man,” he said. A career .235 hitter in the big leagues, numbers could never define all that Zimmer meant to the game. He had tremendous success, too — his teams won six World Series rings and went to the postseason 19 times. Zimmer’s No. 66 Rays jersey had been worn recently by longtime Tampa Bay third base coach Tom Foley in tribute — the team wanted that, and MLB decided a coach should wear it. Foley was crying in the dugout Wednesday night during a 5-4 loss to Miami. He later remembered the Rays going as a team to see

“42,” the movie about Robinson. “He would talk about it. He had a lot of stories, a lot of history coming out of him,” Foley said. “He had a lot to give, a lot to offer and he did.” Earlier this season, the Rays hung a banner in the front of the press box at Tropicana Field that simply read “ZIM.” “Today we all lost a national treasure and a wonderful man,” Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement. There was a moment of silence at Dodger Stadium for Zimmer before Los Angeles played the Chicago White Sox. “On behalf of Major League Baseball and the many clubs that ‘Popeye’ served in a distinguished baseball life, I extend my deepest condolences to Don’s family, friends and his many admirers throughout our game,” Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. Zimmer’s biggest admirer was his wife “Soot” — they were married at home plate during a minor league game in 1951. Two years later in the minors, Zimmer’s path took a frightening turn — he was beaned by a fastball and left in a coma, and doctors had to put metal screws in his head. Zimmer recovered well enough to wear a lot of uniforms during his 56 years in the majors. He played for the Dodgers, Mets, Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Senators. He managed San Diego, Boston, Texas and the Cubs.

“I loved Zim. I loved his passion. He was a great, great guy. He was a great baseball guy,” Yankees executive Hank Steinbrenner told The Associated Press. “Everybody loved him.” Zimmer hit 91 home runs and had 352 RBIs in 12 seasons. He started Game 7 when Brooklyn beat the Yankees for the 1955 crown and was an All-Star in 1961. The next year, he played under Stengel on the 1962 expansion Mets, who famously went 40-120. “Don’t blame them all on me,” Zimmer once said. “I got traded after the first 30 days.” Zimmer was the 1989 NL Manager of the Year with the Cubs and was at Yankee Stadium for three perfect games, by Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series and by David Cone and David Wells in the late 1990s. “Zim was a great man, and there are no words to explain what he brought to us and what he meant to me,” Rays star Evan Longoria said. “He taught me a lot of things, and those days of sitting in the dugout with him will be missed,” he said. Said Rays pitcher David Price: “Zim was a very special person to all of us. A very special person in baseball, period.” “He always lit everybody’s faces up whenever he’d walk in,” he said. “Zim had a passion for baseball that rubs off on everybody.” Zimmer is survived by his wife; son Thomas, a scout with the San Francisco Giants; daughter Donna, and four grandchildren.

WASHINGTON— Doug Fister kept himself and his club on a roll, allowing two runs and four hits over seven innings Thursday as the Washington Nationals capped a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-2 victory. Fister (4-1) struck out five and didn’t walk any as he won his fourth consecutive start for what’s starting to look like the tough-act-tofollow rotation expected from the Nationals this season. Jordan Zimmermann threw eight scoreless innings in the series opener Tuesday, and Stephen Strasburg fanned 11 in Wednesday’s win. The Nationals have won five of six. They’ve outscored opponents 38-12 in those half-dozen games, including 19-6 in each of the three-game series against the Texas Rangers and the Phillies. Kyle Kendrick (1-6) allowed four runs over seven innings and walked a season-high five as the Phillies dropped their season-high sixth in a row. Kendrick is 1-11 in his last 19 starts, has an 11-start winless streak on the road and hasn’t won a day game since 2012, going 0-6 in his last nine starts in the sunshine. Fister, who missed all of April with a lat strain, struggled in his season debut but hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a game since. On Thursday, he was also a gymnast of a fielder. The Phillies are an NLworst 9-20 since May 5. GIANTS 6 REDS 1

CINCINNATI — Lefthander Madison Bumgarner got his career-high sixth straight win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Reds 6-1 on Thursday afternoon, taking a series in Cincinnati for the first time in five years. San Francisco moved a season-high 18 games over .500 with its 11th win in 14 games. The Giants have the best record in the majors at 39-21. Bumgarner (8-3) gave up three hits in eight innings, including Todd Frazier’s homer, and retired the last

16 batters he faced. He’s 6-0 in his last seven starts, the best such streak of his career. Michael Morse hit a tworun homer, and Brandon Crawford broke out of a slump with a three-run shot off Mike Leake (3-5), who had overwhelmed the Giants the last four times he faced them.

INTERLEAGUE MARLINS 11 RAYS 6 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — J.T. Realmuto had three RBIs in his major league debut, Marcell Ozuna homered and drove in four runs, and the Miami Marlins handed Tampa Bay its 10th consecutive loss by beating the Rays 11-6 on Thursday. Realmuto drove in two runs on his first big league hit, a fourth-inning single, and added a sixth-inning RBI single. Ozuna’s two-run homer put Miami up 11-6 in the ninth. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 17th home run, a tworun shot during a three-run seventh that made it 9-5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE BLUE JAYS 7 TIGERS 3 DETROIT — Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-3 victory Thursday. The AL East-leading Blue Jays have won 19 of 23, including sweeps of defending champion Boston, AL Westleading Oakland and AL Central-leading Detroit. J.A. Happ (5-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings for Toronto. YANKEES 2 ATHLETICS 1

NEW YORK— Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highestscoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics’ five-game winning streak. From wire reports


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Culliver eager to come back strong in ‘14 BY JANIE MCCAULEY The Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After a second straight tumultuous offseason, Chris Culliver could use another fresh start. Only 14 months after his Super Bowl fiasco in which he made anti-gay remarks quoted from coast to coast, the cornerback was arrested March 28 on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after CULLIVER police said he drove a car into a bicyclist near downtown San Jose and fled the scene. Back on the football field for organized team activities, Culliver is pushing himself just enough to ensure he is at full strength for the start of training camp July 23. His 2013 season ended before it began with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee sustained during training camp last August. He was in line to be a starter. Culliver won’t specifically address his legal case, yet it’s clear he is determined to turn things around and set an example. “It’s pretty fresh (starting over now). I’ve been here all my four years,” he said this week. “It’s a new beginning but we’re just helping people come along and helping myself. It’s going to be positive.” He also hopes to rediscover the strides he made during 2012 while emerging as a reliable defender in coordinator Vic Fangio’s system. Ideally, that would be at the start of training camp next month. “I expect that, yes. God willing and the creek don’t rise,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Yeah, he’s been working. Yeah, practicing.” He has been participating in the offseason program, sometimes in a more limited capacity than those not coming back from injury. Culliver had more to deal with this offseason than he might have expected. “I’m a guy who likes to get out there and compete and play,” he said. “You don’t want stumbles, you want to keep progressing. That’s what I’m doing right now. I feel good, soon to be feeling great.” He pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles after the March arrest. General manager Trent Baalke said last month he holds his players to high standards, and still believes in them despite a recent run of off-field issues, which has

included linebacker Aldon Smith’s legal trouble that could lead to an NFL suspension. “I’m adamant in my thoughts that this is a good group of men. Have they made some mistakes? Absolutely they have. I’m not going to sit up and defend them,” Baalke said. “There is concern. We hold ourselves to a high standard. The community deserves that. We represent the community.” Authorities said a witness followed the 25-year-old Culliver, who also drove into the car of the witness, and that vehicle blocked the player’s car until police arrived and arrested Culliver. After searching Culliver’s car, the authorities found illegal brass knuckles and booked him into Santa Clara County Jail for felony hit and run, felony reckless driving with injury, felony possession of brass knuckles, misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. In 2013, Culliver caused controversy by expressing anti-gay sentiments in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. During Super Bowl media day at the Superdome in New Orleans that year, Culliver responded to questions from comedian Artie Lange by saying he wouldn’t welcome a gay player in the locker room. He also said the 49ers didn’t have any homosexual players and, if they did, those players should leave. He later apologized, facing a large group of Super Bowl media members for nearly an hour. Culliver underwent sensitivity training as well and began doing outreach work with The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Culliver, a third-round draft pick in 2011 out of South Carolina, made 47 tackles with two interceptions and a forced fumble during the 2012 season while starting six games for the Niners. They lost in the Super Bowl that season to Baltimore. He would like to forget all of that, though there will be constant scrutiny going forward. “Really we’re just focused on what we’ve got going on in here, the new additions we have, helping them come along, all the corners we’ve got coming in,” Culliver said. “They’re rookies and they don’t know, so we just try to do our best and be the veterans in helping them and pushing them and molding them into what we need for this group to become.”

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SUMTER FROM PAGE B1 now pitching, Collin Lee reached first on a fielder’s choice. A wild pitch put him at second and Linc Powell came through with a runscoring double as ManningSantee cut the deficit to 3-2. Unfortunately for Post 68, an all too familiar script was about to unfold as the P-15’s finally broke the game open with multiple runs over the next three innings. Helped along by an error on an attempted sacrifice bunt, Sumter loaded the bases with one down in the sixth. Jacob Watcher then lined a 2-run single for a 5-2 P-15’s lead. A walk to the next batter ended the night for Mark Pipkin, who went 5 1/3 innings and allowed six runs, four earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts, three walks and a hit batsman. Patton made it 6-2 two batters later with his second RBI hit of the game, this one off Jared Hair.

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

“It seems like the last four games, we’ve battled the first couple of innings and been right there,” Manning-Santee head coach G.G. Cutter said. “Then we have an error and a passed ball and hit batter and things like that and it just snowballs on us. “We played a lot better in the preseason than we have in the regular season in terms of that. I think if we ever get over this hump, we’ll be alright.” The P-15’s added two more

in seventh. One scored on an errant pickoff attempt at third and the other came home on Phillip Watcher’s RBI single as Sumter took an 8-2 lead after 7 ½ innings. Javon Martin’s RBI single in the eighth ended the scoring for Sumter. Jacob Watcher led the offense with four hits. Patton had three hits, including two doubles, and Phillip Watcher and River Soles each had two hits. Keels and Pipkin led Manning with two hits each.

Manning-Santee’s Steven Cox, top right, watches as a ball gets past him as teammate Collin Lee (4) looks on while Sumter’s Phillip Watcher advances to second during the P-15’s 9-2 victory on Thursday at Monarchs Field in Manning. At left, Post 68 starting pitcher Mark Pipkin throws during Manning-Santee’s loss. PHOTOS BY MATT WALSH / THE SUMTER ITEM


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DELPHINE A. HILBORN Delphine Amburgey Hilborn, age 80, beloved wife of the late Donald B. Hilborn, died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at her residence. Born on March 31, 1934, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Golden Charles and Magdeline McCarty Amburgey. She was married to HILBORN her beloved husband, Donald Hilborn, for 53 years. Delphine lived in Sumter for 29 years and prior to that, she and Don lived in Houston, Texas, Lexington, Kentucky, and Warsaw, New York. Delphine was the beloved mother and matriarch to eight children, 14 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. She was a longtime devoted member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses on Oswego Road, Sumter. Delphine, affectionately known as “Dood,” is survived by her children: William Clemons, Richard Clemons, Deborah Clemons, Edward Pollock, Kenneth Pollock, Donna Hilborn, Karen Hilborn and Donald Hilborn; along with her siblings, Golden Amburgey, Diane Amburgey, Nancy Plath and Harold Decker. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 100 Lynam Road, Sumter, SC 29150. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses,100 Lynam Road, Sumter, SC 29150. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

SIDNEY L. CHRISTIAN Retired Master Sgt. Sidney “Chris” Lewis Christian, 81, widower of Ruby Johnson Christian, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he was a son of the late William Sr. and Ellen Bibby Christian. Sidney was educated in the public schools CHRISTIAN of Charleston County, West Virginia. He was a graduate of Garnet High School Class of 1953 and attended West Virginia State College. He first enlisted in the United States Army, where he served a tour

of duty in Bordeaux, France. He later joined the United States Air Force, where he worked as a jet engine technician, an aircraft maintenance instructor, and was a first sergeant. Throughout his career, he was awarded numerous military citations. After more than 24 years of service to his country, he and his family retired in the Sumter community. He then became employed with Exide Battery Co. of Sumter and retired after many years. In the community, he was a lifetime member of Ballard-Palmer-Bates American Legion Post 202. He also managed Good Times, Bluff Road, and Valley View Skating Rink and was employed as a realtor with Porter Realty of Sumter. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Nolan Christian; a brother, John Christian; and a grandson, Jonathan B. (Christian) Coles. Surviving are two daughters, Sylvia Christian-James of Sumter and Cheryl Anne Christian of Rembert; a son, Norman Lewis Christian of Sumter; seven grandchildren, Jade, Erin, Shaun, Shane, Nigel, Lindsay and Kimberly; four great-grandchildren, Quevaun, Shaheim, Janai and Jordyn; a brother, William (Dorothy) Christian of Gaithersburg, Maryland; two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Walker and Brenda Howard; three brothers-in-law, Clarence, Jack and Thomas Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 1200 Fontaine Place, Columbia. The public may view from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter, 304 S. Main St. A visitation with the family will be held from 5:30 p.m. on Saturday until the hour of service at Palmer Memorial Chapel of Columbia and at other times at the Christian residence, 985 Dover Circle. The family requests that memorials and condolences be made on their memorial tribute page found at www. PalmerMemorialChapel.com.

ESTER MAE B. JAMES MANNING — Ester Mae Brailsford James, age 79, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Friday, Sept. 21, 1934, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Cornetta McBride JAMES Brailsford. She was the widow of Allen James Sr. She was educated in the public schools of

Clarendon County. Ester was a member of Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Summerton. She leaves to mourn her passing and grow from her legacy: six sons, Allen (Arletha) James Jr., Lindell (Jatene) James, Rufus (Jeanette) James, Joeshan (Rosa) James, Michael (Sarah) James and Timothy (Lavonne) James; three daughters, Dereather Dawson, Rena (William) McBride and Barbara (Kenneth) Ragin; two grandchildren, who were reared in the home, Durell James and Tiana James; one brother; four sisters; 35 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other close relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Summerton, with Dr. Leslie J. Lovett, pastor, officiating. Final resting place will be the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Dyson’s Home for Funerals. Mrs. James will be placed in the church at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service. The family is receiving friends at the home, 1765 M.W. Rickenbaker Road, Davis Station community, Manning. Online condolences may be sent to www.dysonshomeforfunerals.com. Professional services entrusted to Dyson’s Home for Funerals, 237 Main St., Summerton, (803) 485-4280.

HESSIE ANN MARTIN MANNING — Hessie Ann Lemon Martin, 97, widow of Peter Martin, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. She was born on May 16, 1917, in the Silver community of Manning, a daughter of the late Elliott and Almetter Banister Lemon. She MARTIN received her formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and joined Union Cypress AME, where she sang with the community choir, ushered and was a member of the WMCA. She was a member of Spring Hill No. 263 Order of Eastern Star and Herones of Jericho Court No. 12. Hessie was a hard worker who retired not just once but from two companies and finally finished her work career at the age of 83. Survivors are one son, Evans Martin; one daughterin-law, Paula Martin; five sisters, Claudine Linclon, Louise James, Ella Hamilton, Plummie (EJ) Kelly and Naomi (Willis) Thames; two sistersin-law, Rosetta and Elrita

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014 Blanding; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Wake services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St., Manning. The celebratory services for Mrs. Martin will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Union Cypress AME Church, Manning, with the Rev. Mary E. Hamilton, pastor, officiating, Elder James O. Robinson presiding, and the Rev. O’Donald Dingle, Elder Sampson Pearson, the Rev. Robin Kelly, the Rev. Quinton Kelly and Pastor Dwayne Johnson assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Martin will lie in repose one hour prior to services. The family is receiving friends at 1519 Joseph Lemon & Dingle Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

JAMES R. LONG LAKE CITY — James R. “Jimmy” Long, 61, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Lake City Community Hospital, after an illness. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Graham Cemetery, Cades, directed by Carolina Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home. Mr. Long was born on June 6, 1952, in Florence County, a son of the late Ralph R. and Adele Graham Long. He was a graduate of Wampee High School and a member of Cades Baptist Church. Jimmy was a former manager of Farm Bureau Livestock Market and the owner of Country Cured Meats LLC, Sumter. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Tidwell Long of Lake City; daughters, Jessica W. Long of Coward and Jamie L. Prosser of Lake City; a stepdaughter, Sheryl (Daniel) Geddings of Florence; five grandchildren, Michael Evans, Elizabeth Evans, Camerine Evans, Tyler Prosser and Kinsley Prosser; sister, Becky Long (Rick) Spivey of Simpsonville; niece, Sara Jane Spivey; and nephew, Andrew Spivey. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Please sign our guestbook online at www.carolinafuneralhome.net.

LILLIAN ANN McBRIDE Lillian Ann McBride, 48, of 3200 Fernandina Road, Columbia, departed this life on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born on Feb. 22, 1966, in Sumter, a daughter of Lillian Sarah Robinson. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her mother, Lillian Sarah Robinson, 207 Polin Farm Road — S.C. 6, Elloree.

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Williams scores winner for Kings in finals opener BY GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams usually saves his greatest postseason heroics for seventh games, not openers. And for all of his series-saving feats over the years, the two-time NHL champion had never scored an overtime playoff goal. When Williams got the puck on his stick with an uncontest-

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ed chance to stake the Los Angeles Kings to an early lead in the Stanley Cup finals, Mr. Game 7 buried the shot and the New York

Rangers. Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and Los Angeles beat New York 3-2 Wednesday

night in a thrilling series opener. Kyle Clifford had a goal and an assist, and Drew Doughty made up for an early mistake by scoring the tying goal in the second period. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the Kings moved one victory closer to their second Stanley Cup title in three years — but only after another rally in a postseason full of comebacks.

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GALA J. CORCORAN Gala J. Mixon Corcoran, 64, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her home. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Harry Mendel L. and Travis Phillips Mixon. She enjoyed cooking and dearly loved her grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Eddie Connor Jr. (Amber) and Brandon Connor (Melanie), both of Sumter; six grandchildren, Jaiden Connor, Kole Connor, Brelynn Connor, Mariah Connor, Kinsley Connor, and Grayson Connor; four brothers, Harry “Hal” Mixon Jr., Phillip L. Mixon (Linda), Michael D. Mixon and Gary Mixon (Robin), all of Sumter; one sister, Sandy M. Treaster (Stan) of Sumter; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jock Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Treaster, Clay Mixon, Alexander Corley, Cameron White, Joe Mangum and Shawn Armstrong. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home, 18 Parker Drive. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

BARBARA G. MOORER MANNING — Barbara Ann Georgia Moorer, 57, wife of Tonnie Moorer, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her residence. She was born on March 2, 1957, in Summerton, a daughter of Norma Canty Georgia and the late Clifton Georgia. The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 1088 Georgia Lane, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

CARRIE E. DRAKEFORD CAMDEN — Funeral service for Carrie E. Drakeford, 63, of 270 Family Lane, Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association, 3045 John G. Richards Road, Camden, Burial will be in St. Peter United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Drakeford died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Late night TV is darn near impossible to keep up with BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH “Orange Is the New Black” is back. The acclaimed drama, streaming exclusively on Netflix, enters its second season today. As with all Netflix originals, the entire season is made available at once. “Orange” is compelling and well acted and uses flashbacks effectively to break up the visual monotony of prison existence. In that way, it’s a little like “Lost” in reverse. There, a number of folks were cast away for reasons unclear and their characters and motivations emerged as we glanced back at their pre-island existence. “Orange” works the same way, introducing us to Piper (Taylor Schilling) in various stages of her life and dwelling on the choices she made that landed her in prison on drug charges. In the second season opener, Piper is rousted from her cell and hustled in handcuffs onto grim transportation for points unknown. Schilling is quite good at conveying Piper’s fear, confusion, anxiety and her desperate need for a toilet. At the end of the day, however, prison is still prison and a bus trip is still a bus trip. • It’s hard to keep up with late night television. Since February, we’ve seen “The Tonight Show” transition from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon without acrimony. Now that’s historic. Fallon, more of a cheerful entertainer than a cerebral comic, hinted that not every host had to imitate the ironydriven humor of David Letterman. As if to emphasize that point, Letterman announced his retirement on April 3. Not long after Stephen Colbert was tapped to take Dave’s place, CBS’ Craig Ferguson stated that he would wrap up his show in December. Former “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien (see acrimony, above) seems safe behind his TBS desk. That can’t be said of the hosts who follow him. George Lopez’s talk show was canceled in 2011 and Pete Holmes came (Oct. 28, 2013) and went (May 23, 2014) almost without notice. Holmes’ last show airs June 19. Chelsea Handler had been

berating E! for months before finally announcing that she’d be leaving “Chelsea Lately” when her contract expired this year. Just last week, the syndicated revival of “The Arsenio Hall Show” came to an abrupt end. The departures of Handler and Hall in quick succession remind us that late night chat shows are once again the exclusive province of white, non-Hispanic males of a certain age and sensibility. After news of Arsenio’s cancellation broke, “Community” star Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted that she had been on an NBC prime-time comedy for five years and had been welcomed only on Arsenio Hall’s and George Lopez’s shows. And it’s not just about race and ethnicity. Jay Leno often had room on his couch for Republicans and conservatives. Now he’s gone. Nobody’s calling for quotas here, but it’s clear that an all white boys’ club reflects neither the entertainment industry nor American society. Right now, Fox News and “The 700 Club” seem more diverse than late night talk shows.

CULT CHOICE A nerd (Christian Slater) tries to save a damsel (Patricia Arquette) from her pimp (Gary Oldman) in the violent 1993 adventure “True Romance” (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sundance, TV-MA), written by Quentin Tarantino.

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130 Heather Ct Sat 7-1 Downsizing Sale! Hshld, clothes, complete dinette set, no scratches.

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

Come & See What Treasures You Can Find at St. John Baptist Church, 3944 Brewer Road, Manning. Sat. 7AM. Various Items sold. Fish & BBQ sandwiches also avail. For more info call 803-225-0826 (Betty).

Lawn Service Oxendine & Son Lawn Care All your lawn care needs & pressure washing. Call Jonathan 803-565-2160 or Kerry 316-8726. Rawls Lawncare: Clean up, Trim Shubery, Cut Grass, Pressure Wash & more. Free Estimates. Lic/Insured. 803-425-4845

Huge Yard Sale: 1890 Perry Blvd. (off McCray's Mill Rd.) Near Sumter H.S. Sat. 8-2. 3135 Ashlynn Way, Meadowcroft S/D Sat 8 - 1, TVs, hsehold, PLUS men & women clothes, shoes, toys, bar stools, etc. Multi-Family 4310 Muriel St Fri/Sat 8AM. Horse tack, furn, tools, pet Rabbit, men clothes, & much more.

JT's Lawn Care Lawns, Tree Removal, Pressure Washing, Free Gutters Senior Disc. Call 840-0322

Will buy furniture by piece or bulk, tools, trailers, lawn mowers, 4 wheelers, etc or almost anything of value Call 803-983-5364

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

KARVELAS ESTATE SALE 777 Mattison Ave Sumter, SC 29150 June 6th 11-4 June 7th 9-3 June 9th 12-4. Follow us this Weekend to the Estate of a Wonderful Estate in Sumter, SC. This 6 bedroom home is absolutely FULL! SIX Bedrooms all furnished with Nothing but the Highest Quality of furniture, Crystal, China and Collectibles. Hickory Chair, Hitchcock, Hummels, etc. www.estatesaleguys.com. 803-467-3655

Precision Lawn Care..mowing, weed and insect control, shrub and bed care. Over 40 years experience. 803-840-5257,

Roofing All Types of Roofing & Repairs All work guaranteed. 30 yrs exp. SC lic. Virgil Bickley 803-316-4734. C&B Roofing Superior work afford. prices. Free est., Sr. disc. Comm/Res 30 yr warr 290-6152

Tree Service

Multifamily Fri & Sat 7:00AM. 1615 Hartwell Dr (off Jefferson Rd.) Golf, hunting, baby, furniture, toys, home decor,etc. 112 Vernon Dr. Sat 7AM. Recliner,

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

PETS & ANIMALS Dogs AKC Rottweiler Puppies, 7 wks old. Tails docked, dewclaw removed, dewormed, 1st shots. $350 ea. Call 803-428-7279.

MERCHANDISE Want to Buy Looking for 5-10 acres of farm land in Sumter County. Email katsspecialkneads@yahoo.com

Auctions KAREN ZIMMERMAN ESTATE AUCTION Antique and traditional home furnishings and dĂŠcor. Large auction! ONLINE ONLY, June 5-12 Details and bidding at www.jrdixonauctions.com. Rafe Dixon, SCAL 4059, (803) 774-6967

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Furniture For Sale Sumter Cabinet Bedroom set, Couches, Bookcase, Table with 4 chairs, Desk//hutch, Kitchen cabinets & lamps. Call 775-9925

In Loving Memory Of Geoffrey (Cheese) Gibson June 21, 1975 - June 6, 2013 If love alone could have saved you. You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts we hold a place that no one else can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn't go alone, the day God took you home. Loving and Missing you always. Your Companion (Celissa Richburg) & Famiy

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Furniture / Furnishings

lots of baby toys, little boy clothes (2-4T), shoes, lots of misc.

Good Stuff! 454 Pringle Sat 7:30-12 Ducane Grill, Bellows Table, Praxis 48, holiday, books 2132 Kingsbury Dr. (Corner of Kingsbury and Gin Branch Rd). Entire contents of home: Sat., June 7th, 7AM-2PM. Furn., electronics, tools, hshld, linens, kitchen ware, knick-knack and more. Welcoming "thrift store" owners buying whole lot". 4015 Dubose Siding Rd. Sat 7AM. Tools, yard equip., metal window awning, mower trailer, bagger, hshld items, clothes and toys.

Big Sale 50 Gold Ct Sat 8-12 Good stuff no junk! 5 Family Yard Sale: 629 Periwinkle Ct. Sat. 7AM. Golf cart, furn, tools, clothes, kitchen items. Anything else you can think of come see us. New Testament Lighthouse Church 1114 Blvd. Rd. Yard, Baked goods & hot dog sale Fri /Sat. June 6th & 7th, 7am-Until.

Support United Ministries/ Samaritan House, Please help us by donating New or Used items from your yard sale or business for our future yard sales. Call Ed: 803-464-7643 for Pick-up. Multi Family-1830 N Saint Paul Church RD Sat 8-2. Lots of furniture. Rain or Shine Estate Tag Sale Of the Late Virginia Andrews June 13 5:30pm-7pm June 14 8am-12pm 3 Beaufain St Furniture, Antiques, Glassware, Paintings, Kit.Items. ETC.. Go to auctionzip.com for details and photos.

Multi Family 2580 Hilldale Dr Sat 8-2 Assorted household items & more! 908 Saltwood Rd. (off Stadium Rd) Sat 7-? antiques & misc hshld items

For Sale or Trade Martin's Used Appliance Washers, Dryers, Refrig., Stoves. Guarantee 464-5439 or 469-7311

Used Daycare Furniture for sale. Call 803-494-8427 Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364 DR chairs - 2 arm chairs & 6 side chairs, heavy oak, asking $300 for all OBO. 469-0217 Couch, loveseat & matching chair $150, microwave & stand $50, single bed cot with good mattress $50 Call 469-4051 or 983-3690


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Mobile Home Rentals

Farms & Acreage

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

2540 Burt Gin Rd, .9 acres in Manchester with horse barn.. $150 mo. Agent Owned. Call 236-2425

Autos For Sale 1999 Nissan Pick up. Auto, All power, bedliner, toolbox. Call 803-473-7644 96 Ford Ranger 2.3 Eng. 5Sp, 31 MPGH. $2,650 OBO Call 803-840-4125

WE'VE MOVED

Red, White & Pink Perennial Texas Hibiscus plants for sale. $3 each . Two Storm doors for sale $35 Ea. Call 481-3754

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

COUNTRY SPRING SALE "Remember Cars are like eggs" Cheaper in the country! Financing Available 99 Ford Ranger 4D $4,995 07 Ford F150 Supercab $8,995 04 Chevy Z71 4x4 Xt cab $11,995 08 Chevy Trailblazer $10,995 07 Chevy Malibu $6,995 '08 Ford Focus $8,995 '07 Dodge Magnum SXT $8,995 '09 Honda Accord (Lded) $13,995 '010 Dodge Charger SXT $13,995 '013 Dodge Charger SE $20,500

Antiques / Collectibles

Ernest Baker Auto Sales & Equip.

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

Land & Lots for Sale

3349 N. Main St., Hwy 15N. Across from Mozingo Conv. Store 803-469-9294

Minutes Walmart/Shaw, 1 Ac, Water, Electric, Paved $6,000 cash. 888-774-5720

93 Toyota Camry Wgn. High miles but runs great, well maintained, no air , $1500 OBO Call 795-4967 or 847-0523

Miscellaneous

EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Full-Time Warehouse Position Must be reliable, some knowledge of hardware. Wally's Hardware 1291 Broad St. Ext. F/T kennel assistant needed. Exp. with animals helpful. P/T receptionist for busy animal clinic. Send resume to: P-358 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677, Sumter, SC, 29151. Shamrock Bingo: Hiring security guards, runners, & callers. 803-905-5545 Full time director with bookkeeping, scheduling, and leadership skills needed for local Christian daycare. Send resume to P-Box 359 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

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

Resort Rentals

Land & Lots for Sale

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

Dalzell 16.57 acre paved. $2425 dn. $580 mo. 120 mos. $2500 Ac. 888-774-5720.

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

Bid Notices

$$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555

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

Furnished Apartments 1bedroom Apt, liv. rm, kit, bath, fully furnished. $475 per month, incl. TV, garbage, water and sewer. Quiet Country Setting. No Smoking, drinking or drugs! 803-481-0015 Excellent for elderly person.

Unfurnished Apartments Senior Living Apartments for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 Bedroom apartments available EHO

Santee/Lake Marion: Sandy 200 ft beach, 3BR, dock, sleeps 6-7. Disc. for military. 803-492-3077

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

Commercial Rentals

3Br home Burgess Ct. $495/mo & 2Br Apt Miller Rd. $395/mo. 774-8512 / 983-5691 3BR/1.5BA Oakland Ave. 1,400 sq ft., lg. yard, Millwood Elem. $750 mo. + dep. 303-751-1460.

Mobile Home Rentals (Scenic Lake) 3BR 2BA 16x80. No pets Call 803-499-1500. From 9am- 5pm WE'VE MOVED. Vestco, Palmetto & Southland Properties & Lafayette Gold and Silver. 480 E Liberty Street (inside Coca-Cola building), 773-8022

2003 FXD Dyna Super Glide Annv. Edit. 5K mIles Garage kept, windshield, saddlebags, shorty pull backs, fwd controls, Vance & Hines pipes, padded sissy $7000 Call 803 481-8740

Homes for Sale

Mopeds / ATVs / Motorcycles TUDOR PLACE 3BR//3BA, screened porch, carport, new roof. Agents welcome, $119,00. 803-938-2768 DEERFIELD 4BR 2BA, 2800 Sq Ft., Large Lot, 491-4200 or 843-334-8211

4BR 32x80 DW w//land for sale. Payments approx. $600/mo. Call 803-236-5953 Looking for your DREAM HOME? LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 3-4-5 bedroom homes. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

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

Farms & Acreage For Sale By Owner, 10 Acres, 8 miles to Sumter. $55,000. Owner Financing 803-427-3888. 53.26 Acres (Clarendon Co) 4 ponds & Cabin with power, also established road. Ducks, turkeys, fish, deer. Call 803-481-2048 pin# 9129

Robert L. McCants, Plaintiff, v. Jeroline B. Walker, Bank of America Corp., all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the Complaint, or any claim adverse to Plaintiff's ownership or any cloud on title thereto are joined and designated as a Class as "John Doe", and any infant, defendants or person under disability are joined and designated, as a Class, as "Richard Roe", Defendants. TO: ALL PERSONS, INCLUDING THE DEFENDANTS (AND AS TO THOSE DESIGNATED AS MEMBERS OF THE RICHARD ROE CLASS, THEIR NATURAL, GENERAL OR TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN(S), PARENT(S), COMMITTEE(S), CONSERVATOR(S), PERSONS IN WHOSE SERVICE THEY SHALL BE EMPLOYED AND/OR PERSON(S) WITH WHOM THEY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE), TAKE NOTICE:

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(4) Mobile home in Windsor City. All occupied. $1,780 per month income. $25,000 CASH or Buy any number. Call for info. 469-6978

American MHP, 2 & 3/BRs, lot rentals, water/sewer/garbage pkup inc'd. Sec. 8 ok. 803-494-4300.

Mopeds / ATVs / Motorcycles

1750 Sq Ft of Warehouse space with 1/2 Bath 791 E Liberty St $450 Mo. Call 803-983-0350

Manufactured Housing

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Docket No: 2014-CP-43-495 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

Office Rentals

Duplex, Nice, Clean Lrg 2BR /2BA, lots of closet space. W/D hook-up. Across from Sumter mall. Lease and dep $625/mo. 803-494-4220 or 565-0056.

Unfurnished Homes

TRANSPORTATION

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscribed, 35 South Sumter Street, Post Office Box 370, Sumter, South Carolina 29151, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

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

Autos For Sale

2012 Impala, fully equipped. Bumper to Bumper GM warranty. $13,900. Call 840-7633

Autos For Sale

Summons & Notice This conveyance is made subject to all visible and recorded easements, covenants, and rights of way affecting said property. This lot is designated on the Auditor's Tax Map for Sumter County as Parcel 1591202005 and known as 3831 McCrays Mill Road. This being the same property conveyed to Robert L. McCants by Tax Deed from the Sumter County Treasurer dated May 10, 2013 and recorded on May 10, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. in the in the Office of Registered of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume 1187 at Page 00672

ORDER OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI This matter is before me upon application of J. David Weeks, attorney for the Plaintiff. He has requested the appointment of Calvin Hastie, Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi for the unknown Defendants, nonresident and resident, if any there be who may be minors or under other legal disability. It appears that the names and addresses of such Defendants or other persons under legal disability, if any there be, whether resident or nonresident, are unknown and cannot, with reasonable diligence, be ascertained. I am familiar with Mr. Hastie and am satisfied that he is a suitable and competent person to be appointed to represent and protect the interests of the minor Defendants and such others of them as may be under legal disability, if any there be, who has no interest in this proceeding adverse to those of such Defendants and is not connected in business with Plaintiff or his counsel.

INVITATION TO BID The County of Sumter is accepting separate sealed bids from qualified vendors for the purchase of "Equipment-2" for the Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Network. Bid packages may be obtained from the County of Sumter, Office of the Purchasing Agent, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, SC 29150 or by calling (803) 436-2331. The County of Sumter reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities

Help Wanted Part-Time

LEGAL NOTICES

TO: ALL PERSONS, INCLUDING THE DEFENDANTS (AND AS TO THOSE DESIGNATED AS MEMBERS OF THE RICHARD ROE CLASS, THEIR NATURAL, GENERAL OR TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN(S), PARENT(S), COMMITTEE(S), CONSERVATOR(S), PERSONS IN WHOSE SERVICE THEY SHALL BE EMPLOYED AND/OR PERSON(S) WITH WHOM THEY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE), TAKE NOTICE: An action has been commenced is pending in this Court on Plaintiff's Complaint against Defendants seeking to confirm Plaintiff's fee simple title to following described property:

and the the the the

All those certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the permanent 1985 Crestline mobile home and any and all other improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and located in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, containing 0.37 acre, more or less, designated as Lot 4 of Ravenwood Subdivision on that certain plat by Allen-Makela Land Surveyors, Inc. dated December 2, 1997 and recorded in the Office of Registered of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 98 at Page 24. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), referenced to the said plat is hereby craved for particulars of the boundaries, metes, courses, and/or distances of the property delineated thereon.

WHEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: That Calvin Hastie, Esquire, be and he is hereby, designated and appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for the unknown minor Defendants and such others of them as may be under legal disability, if any there be, herein collectively impleaded and designated, as a class, as "Richard Roe". That Mr. Hastie's Nisi appointment shall be confirmed and made absolute in the event that no application for a substitute appointment is made by, or in the event that no application for a substitute appointment is made by, or on behalf of, such Defendants within thirty (30) days after notice of the Nisi appointment is served on them. In effecting service of the nisi appointment, the Plaintiff shall publish with the Summons, a notice reporting Mr. Hastie's appointment as the Guardian Ad Litem Nisi, the date when his appointment becomes absolute, and the office in which this order is filed. Publication of such notices shall be made in "The Item", a newspaper of general circulation which is most likely to give notice to the unknown Defendants, if any there be. The notice shall be published once a week for three (3) successive weeks.

default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Petitioner/Attorney for Petitioner Dated: June 2, 2014 Address: James F. McCrackin Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough P.O. Box 3939 Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management 2600 Bull Street Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 898-2000 NOTICE OF A DRAFT HAZARDOUS WASTE PERMIT GIANT RESOURCE RECOVERY SUMTER, INC. (GRR) 755 INDUSTRIAL ROAD SUMTER, SUMTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA FACILITY ID SCD 036 275 626 DHEC has received a permit modification application for hazardous waste activities at Giant Resource Recovery - Sumter facility. The permit application has been deemed complete and a draft hazardous waste permit has been written by DHEC to regulate these activities. The draft permit has been written to comply with the South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Regulations and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments. The draft permit contains revisions to the following conditions: • Re-allocation of permitted capacity by increasing the quantity of containers (55-gallon equivalent) and decreasing the volume of tank capacity. The overall permitted capacity for the facility remains the same. •Revision of the Waste Acceptance Procedure to increase the number of Hazardous Waste Codes acceptable for receipt and processing at the GRR facility. These waste codes represent chemical constituents which have common characteristics and physical properties as the codes already received at GRR. The permit application and draft permit are open for public comment from June 2, 2014 to August 1, 2014. DHEC encourages all interested persons to participate in this permitting process. Written comments or requests for a formal public meeting must be submitted no later than August 1, 2014. Comments may also be submitted to the attention of David Scaturo at the above DHEC address o r b y e - m a i l a t scaturdm@dhec.sc.gov. All written comments received by August 1, 2014 will be considered before a final permit decision is made. If a public hearing is requested and scheduled, notice will be given at least thirty (30) days in advance. Requests to be placed on a facility mailing list for notification of future public notices by DHEC's Division of Waste Management should be made in writing to the attention of Norma West at the above DHEC address or by e-mail at: westnj@dhec.sc.gov.

Clerk of Court for Sumter County WEEKS LAW OFFICE, LLC J. David Weeks Attorney for Plaintiff Post Office Box 370 35 S. Sumter Street Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-5856

The draft permit, permit application and other related information are available for review through August 1, 2014, at the following locations:

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

SCDHEC Bureau of Land and Waste Management 2600 Bull Street Columbia, SC 29201

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CUMBERLAND COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE CIVIL DISTRICT DIVISION 13 CVD 9605

SC DHEC, Region 4 Office 105 Magnolia Street Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 778-6548.

Fayetteville Academy, Plaintiff v. Steven Rosenberg and Jessica Rosenberg aka Jessica Pena, Defendants

To: JESSICA ROSENBERG JESSICA PENA:

Summons & Notice

This public notice and a fact sheet concerning the facility may be viewed through August 1, 2014, on DHEC's website at: http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/ lwm/public_notice.asp. Please share this notice with anyone you know who may be interested in this matter.

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TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled matter. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: damages for a breech of contract. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than July 16, 2014, which is forty (40) days from the date of 1st publication, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 3rd day of June, 2014. GINGER CROSBY ZURAVEL, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Drawer 750 Fayetteville, NC 28302

SUMMONS IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 2014-GC-43-004 and 005 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF SUMTER Tuomey Healthcare System Petitioner, vs. Jule Junior Thompson, John Doe and Jane Roe, as unknown Relatives Respondent(s). TO THE RESPONDENT(S) ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to this Petition upon the subscriber, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Petition, judgment by

Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that D. Rabon Inc. DBA Jimmy's of Sumter intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine & Liquor at 3201 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29154. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than June 22, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110


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Sister’s behavior can’t be blamed on deceased DEAR ABBY — I’m the middle child. Our father died in the Gulf War. None of us really knew him, but my Dear Abby younger sister, “Delia,” ABIGAIL has no VAN BUREN memory of him at all. She has been acting out for years now, and has broken our mother’s heart more times than I can count. Whenever she messes up, she blames it on not knowing our father and the life she “could” have led. It has been 20 years, Abby! The past is the past. Delia continues to ruin her future

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and blame our mom. It has Mom wondering why she was able to survive this crisis 20 years ago but can’t manage to deal with my sister. I think Delia may have a chemical imbalance, or just never dealt with our father’s death. How do you convince someone to get help? How do you make her see that Dad died so she could enjoy the many freedoms of America? Drained in Delaware DEAR DRAINED — I’m sorry for your family’s loss, but we are all responsible for our own behavior and our own emotions. You can’t force “help” on your dysfunctional sister. Before she’ll be willing to accept that she needs it, she will

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have to accept that SHE has been responsible for her own mistakes and behavior. If your father had lived, her life might not have been any different than it is. The person who COULD use some professional help might be your mother. Counseling might help her to quit trying to rescue her adult daughter, or blaming herself for the problems Delia has created for herself. I’m not saying it will be easy -- letting go rarely is. But it might improve her emotional and physical health. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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SUDOKU

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

HOW TO PLAY: Each row, column and set of 3-by-3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 through 9 without repetition.

ACROSS 1 Gush forth, as chimney smoke 6 Coldplay gear 10 Fix, in a way 14 Foil 15 Pace 16 Old Milano moola 17 Shakes, as a tail 18 Capital on Chesapeake Bay 20 Lost traction 21 Drug initially studied for use in treating angina 22 To whom Ilsa said “I’ll hum it for you” 23 Shying away from 25 Natural dye 27 Advise 28 Nest egg item, for short 31 Spinoff of TV’s “Hercules” 32 Place for a cast 33 Carmelite, e.g. 34 Buckingham buggy 35 Boat lifters found in this puzzle’s three longest answers 38 Port near the Red Sea

40 Alumni directory word 41 Chap 42 Winter coat 43 Nursery supply 44 Reply to “No, you couldn’t have!” 48 It was founded in Oxford in 1946 50 From the start 52 One-time connection 53 White terrier, for short 56 California’s Mission Santa __ 57 Aster relative 59 Schubert’s “Eine kleine Trauermusik,” e.g. 60 Martial __ 61 French 101 infinitive 62 Make nasty comments 63 GPS part: Abbr. 64 Make nasty comments 65 From Nineveh: Abbr. DOWN 1 Fragrant fir 2 Develop gradually 3 Sore spot 4 Bank offerings 5 Abbr. after

Cleveland or Brooklyn 6 “Come __?” 7 Journalism bigwigs 8 Sign of engine trouble, perhaps 9 One billed higher than the rest 10 Traffic warning 11 Pale lagers 12 Author Huffington 13 Polite assent 19 Tuba note 21 Vestal __: Roman flame tenders 24 Executes 26 Journeys of discovery 29 Track 30 Dye-making compound

35 Leftovers 36 Natal opening 37 Word from a crib 38 Seagoing forces 39 Like many supplements 45 Hall of Fame pitcher Eckersley 46 Nodding 47 Bed denizen 49 Leave dumbstruck 51 Dressing extreme? 54 Monthly pmt. 55 As found, with “in” 58 Source of addl. evening light 59 Surveillance org.


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