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Boy, 2, found floating in pond Sheriff: charges possible, negligence considered in toddler’s death BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com Authorities are looking into the apparent drowning death of a 2-year-old boy after the child’s body was found in Dubose Pond on Monday afternoon. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said deputies

first responded to a report of a missing child from a home in the 100 block of Buckingham Boulevard about DENNIS 1 p.m. Monday. After searching the area for about 15 to 20 minutes, Dennis said, his officers found the

child floating on the top of the water in the pond about 200 yards from the home. Paramedics from the Sumter County Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene within minutes of the toddler being found by deputies, who had already begun attempts to revive the child. Moments later, EMS

was transporting the toddler to Tuomey Regional Medical Center with the assistance of several deputies blocking traffic along the route to clear the way for the ambulance. Unfortunately the efforts were too late, and the child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Initial information indicates the child, who lives in Rock Hill, was visiting family members during the extended holiday weekend. “We’re investigating how the child got out of the house. We’re looking into everything,” Dennis said. SEE TODDLER, PAGE A8

‘We are standing among patriots.’

Sumter honors local veterans BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com With its deep ties to the military, Sumter has a reputation for honoring those who have served to protect the country. On Monday, on the front lawn of the Sumter County Courthouse, the community continued to justify that reputation. About 250 people were on hand, many of them veterans of various American military forces, as Sumter SEE VETERANS, PAGE A6

ABOVE: Members of the Sumter SC Combat Veterans Group stand at attention during the National Anthum during Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Sumter County Courthouse. LEFT: Brig. Gen. Scott Dennis, USAF, salutes during the 21-gun salute at Monday’s Veterans Day ceremonies at the Sumter County Courthouse. PHOTOS BY BRADEN BUNCH / THE ITEM

Patrons seeking heating help have phones ringing ‘nonstop’ BY JACK OSTEEN jack@theitem.com With cooler nights having set in, Salvation Army Social Worker Pamela Lassiter said she is booked through next week with appointments and many people just walking in, looking for assistance in heating their homes. “We have firewood lined up and are

ready to get vouchers into the hands of those who heat with wood,” she said. “Our phones are ringing nonstop.” Many of these people are looking for assistance from Fireside Fund. Founded in 1969, Fireside Fund collects money for those Sumterites who need help with heating SEE FIRESIDE, PAGE A8

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‘Roll Over Beethoven’ at Sumter High tonight The Sumter High School Drama Department invites the public to a free performance of the play “Roll Over Beethoven” at 8 p.m. tonight in the SHS drama room theater. The one-act play directed by Kelly Melton features McKenzie Quinn Barnett as Robin, a piano student of Dr. Goldenbaum, played by Rylee Barton. In the short comedy, the eccentric Dr. Goldenbaum attempts to get Robin to “loosen up” musically, as she is somewhat rigid in her playing. “Roll Over Beethoven” is SHS’ entry in the S.C. Theatre Association One Act Play Competition to be held on the campus of Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston Thursday through Sunday. Sumter will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. For tonight’s performance, enter the Sumter High campus through gate 5 on Stadium Road. Ample parking is available, and admission is free.

Radioactive water leak shuts down reactor COLUMBIA — Duke Energy has shut down a reactor at the Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca for the second time in less than three weeks. Utility officials said they shut down Unit 1 on Monday morning after a small radioactive water leak was found. They said there is no threat to employees or the public. Duke Energy spokeswoman Valerie Patterson said the leak is confined to the airtight, steel-lined concrete containment building.

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John Henry Choice’s mobile home on Sid John Road was lost to a fire Sunday morning. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Fire sends 72-year-old to burn center BY TYLER SIMPSON tyler@theitem.com Investigators with the Sumter Fire Department have yet to determine what triggered a Sunday morning fire in the 5600 block of Sid John Road that caused a 72-year-old man to be airlifted to from the scene. John Henry Choice was flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., about 7 a.m. Sunday for treatment for severe burns as a result of the fire. Choice, who lived

alone, was inside the home and suffered burns to about 70 percent of his body, according to a close friend of his family. Battalion Chief Brian Christmas said it was one of the department’s firefighters, spotting smoke on his way into work, that first reported the fire. Upon arriving, Christmas said firefighters found the home engulfed in flames, but Choice had managed to make his way out of the building. Firefighters from three stations responded to the scene, but the quick-burning

mobile home was destroyed by the blaze. According to officials, Choice was the only person injured in the fire. His condition was unavailable as of Monday night. Christmas said four investigators responded to the scene to determine the cause of the fire but that preliminary reports could only label the cause as undetermined. Reach Tyler Simpson at (803) 7741295.

Clemson University chooses new president COLUMBIA (AP) — Jim Clements, president of West Virginia University since 2009, will take the helm at Clemson University in January, the school announced Monday. Clements, 49, will become Clemson’s 15th president, Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins

said in announcing the selection in Clemson. He succeeds Jim Barker, who announced plans in April to retire after 14 years and become an architecture professor at the school. Barker has agreed to remain as president until Clements takes over, Wilkins said.

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Lend someone a helping hand this holiday season. The following are just a few of the needs in our community. John K. Crosswell Home for Children, 11 Crosswell Drive, is licensed to provide care for up to 40 children. Children live in cottages based on their age and gender and are supervised at all times by cottage parents. Cottages are in need of the following: • Cottage A (4- to 7-year-old boys): Six twin boy-themed comforter sets and sheets; 1 queen-size comforter set and sheets; gingerbread house kit; set of pots and pans; set of oven mits; large crockpot; set of adult cups and plates; coffee maker; heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner; large toy chest; educational flashcards and games; large toy trucks; CD player; and CDs such as Kids Bop, contemporary Christian, etc. • Cottage B (infant to 6-year-old girls): restaurant-style, wooden high chairs; 10 twin boys and girls theme comforter sets and sheets; children’s dishware; cordless phone; heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner; two play

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“The bottom line is this: The board is convinced we got the very best person to be our next president. He is the right fit for Clemson University,” Wilkins said. Clemson will match Clements’ salary at WVU of $775,000 through public and private funds, Wilkins said.

yard sets; two umbrella strollers; one double umbrella stroller; shaved ice/ snow cone machine; Diaper Genie; pre-school furniture/sofa chairs; cushioned glider rockers; two 8x10 preschool rugs; CD player; and CDs such as preschool songs. • Cottage C (8- to 16-year-old boys): 10 twin boy comforter sets and sheets, two queen-size comforter sets and sheets, heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner, set of pots and pans, set of oven mits, set of coffee cups, 10 alarm clocks with radio, stereo system, 4 Wii remotes, Wii games for boys, two sets of foosballs for foosball table, large wall

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• Cottage D (6- to 15-year-old girls): 10 twin girl comforter sets and sheets; heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner; set of pots and pans; duster with extension handle; 10 bedside lamps; girl/pre-teen framed posters for rooms; 10 non-pushpin fabric picture boards for rooms; smoothie juice maker; stereo system; placemats and dish/glass set for 10 plus; DVD player; craft kits; CDs such as Kids Bop, contemporary Christian, etc.; hair bows/clips/ties; Wii remotes; 10 alarm clocks with radios; and digital camera. • Campus general needs — batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volt; Christmas wrapping paper, bows, bags and boxes; life-size manger scene; Wii games; DVDs (G and PG movies); disposable cameras; four paper shredders; carpet shampoo machine; large umbrellas; flash drive/memory sticks; personal hygiene and cleaning supplies; duffel bags; bicycle helmets; brooms; and dustpans. • Gift Cards — Activity gift cards/ passes/ financial sponsorship for activities for the children to do during

The state’s Agency Head Salary Commission will determine how much of that will be funded by taxpayers. He’ll make nearly $304,000 more than Barker, whose salary totals $471,213. The state funds 52 percent of that, according to the college.

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Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, Dalzell, is accepting donations of gently used or new coats, sweaters, blankets, scarves, gloves and new socks of all sizes for the Coats for Christ giveaway. Drop off donations at Dorcas’ Closet at the church. Call (803) 499-5190 or (803) 469-0160 for more information. Nonprofit organizations providing assistance to others for the holidays can email their list of needs to rhondab@theitem.com for publication in The Item’s Helping Hand list.

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‘Veteran was almost a bad word’ Local vets discuss military service BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Armistice Day was established on Nov. 11 to mark the end of a specific war, as the battles of World War I ended at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1954, however, the law declaring Armistice Day a national holiday was amended to Veterans Day so the holiday could grow, and it now honors all veterans of America’s battles. The experiences of fighting those wars — and those that fell in between, such as the Cold War battlefronts in Korea and Vietnam — were very different for the men who fought them; different weapons and different technology were deployed in very different contexts, both around the world and on the home front. Some of those experiences defy expectation, such as Don Kellum’s homecoming from Vietnam in 1971. “You hear the stories about the bad treatment people got during the Vietnam War, but I left from South Carolina and came back to South Carolina, and people were pretty patriotic down here,� Kellum said, “as opposed to the horror stories some of our colleagues went through on the West Coast.� Fellow Vietnam vet David Nesbitt likewise never experienced any of the negative reactions a war-weary — if not outright hostile — nation was supposed to have heaped on returning soldiers, although he didn’t really have a chance to. “I came in through the back door� after suffering a serious leg injury in a firefight with the North

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ON THE NET It’s not just another Monday off from work: Cpl. David Nesbitt talks about the importance of Veterans Day in this video at http://youtu.be/1qCKTb5uXHs.

Vietnamese, he said. “I was inside an ambulance, so it never happened to me.� In contrast, servicemen returning earlier from World War II are assumed to have come home to a hero’s welcome. But naval aviator Gordon Rettke had a more prosaic homecoming, partly because the active reserve status to which he was called up in the midst of the conflict in 1943 continued for almost two years after the war ended. “I was attached to the (aircraft carrier) Boxer, which was scheduled to go to China,� Rettke remembers. “We were getting ready to go when they came up with a notice that reserve officers had to go regular Navy or get out. So I got out.� More recently, veterans of the “war on terrorism� are thought to have it rough, fighting multiple deployments to some of

the longest-running conflicts in American history. But from the perspective of older vets, today’s military is serving in a more supportive environment than their peers from previous wars. “I’m amazed that when you see servicemen out today, they’re thanked everywhere,� said Wilford “Buddy� Hoff, originally an infantryman sent to Korea in 1950. “That didn’t happen then. ... When you got back from Korea, nobody wanted to talk about it.� After two controversial and arguably unsuccessful interventions in Asia, some servicemen found it difficult to associate themselves with their part in the war. “Veteran was almost a bad word,� Nesbitt said. “Personally, after Vietnam, I tried getting jobs locally, and some people were hesitant to hire a Vietnam veteran.� Now, Hoff, who retired after 38 years in the Army as a brigadier general, would encourage anyone in the service today to make it a career. “The service provides a good environment,� Hoff said. “You don’t know if you’re hirable or job-

qualified, so I say stay where you’re doing well.� First Sgt. Steve Trochesset, an active-duty veteran stationed at Shaw Air Force Base, said those serving in the military today continue to feel a deep connection with those who served before them. “Even with the changes in technology and how we fight wars, the separation and anxiety remain constant,� Trochesset said. “That keeps the feeling of a bond going.� Trochesset has come to a “slow acceptance� that after repeated deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, he too now qualifies as one of the folks honored on Veterans Day. “I have a high degree of respect for my fellow veterans,� he said. “But because I’m still in uniform and part of the mis-

sion, I have a hard time separating myself from that world and seeing myself as a veteran. ... In my mind, a veteran is someone who’s no longer wearing the uniform.� The bond between service members has become more important at a time when fewer Americans are serving in the

military. The percentage of Americans serving in uniform has fallen below one percent of the population, as opposed to about one in 10 during World War II, and the end of the draft means fewer Americans have experienced military life. “Veterans Day, for a lot of people, is just another Monday off from work,� Nesbitt said, “but without veterans who have fought for this nation and what we have and what we enjoy now, this country would not be what it is. People need to stop and take notice of Veterans Day and what it really means, because there are so few people in this country who actually serve in the military.� That selectivity leads to a strong sense of identity among America’s veterans, even across several generations. “I can always tell the difference between a guy who’s gone through boot camp and a guy who hasn’t,� Rettke said. “It changes them.�

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NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skylab is seen at the end of its mission in 1979 when it crashed back to Earth. The European Space Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GOCE satellite slammed into the Atlantic between Antarctica and South America after re-entering the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atmosphere early Monday.

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Satellite slams into Atlantic Ocean BERLIN (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This time it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but what about next time? The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atmosphere early Monday on an orbit that passed over Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. The 2,425-pound satellite disintegrated in the atmosphere, but about 25 percent of it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about 600 pounds of â&#x20AC;&#x153;space junkâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; slammed into the Atlantic between Antarctica and South America, a few hundred miles from the Falkland Islands, ESA said. It caused no known damage. The satellite â&#x20AC;&#x201D; called the GOCE, for Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was launched in 2009 to map the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gravitational field. The information is being used to understand ocean circulation, sea levels, ice dynamics and the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior. The satellite had been gradually descending in orbit during the last three weeks after running out of fuel Oct. 21. But how much space junk is out there? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a look:

space, but only about 1,000 are still operational, according to ESA. Not all are still intact, and the U.S. Space Surveillance Network tracks some 23,000 space objects, ESA said. A lot of junk comes down unnoticed, said ESA Space Debris Office deputy head Holger Krag. Statistically, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;roughly every week you have a re-entry like GOCE.â&#x20AC;?

human injuries or significant property damage caused by space junk, according to ESA. Unlike meteorites, which hurl into the Earth as solid chunks travelling about three times faster, space junk typically falls as fragments and is distributed over a fallout zone up to 600 miles long. CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WE REDIRECT THIS STUFF?

About 110 to 165 tons of space junk re-enters Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atmosphere each year, according to Heiner Klinkrad, the head of ESAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space Debris Office. In 56 years of spaceflight, a total of 16,500 tons of human-made space objects have reentered the atmosphere.

When systems are still functioning, spacecraft can be maneuvered to try and direct them to land in areas where there would be minimal impact, such as into an ocean. In the case of uncontrolled re-entries, scientists are able to predict where the impact will be â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but that can be a very wide swath.

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Space junk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mostly satellites and rocket stages or fragments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; typically travels at about 17,400 mph shortly before re-entry at about 75 miles above the earth, according to ESA. It starts to slow down and heat up in the dense atmosphere. In the last 10 minutes, it hits a travelling speed roughly equal to that of a Formula One racing car â&#x20AC;&#x201D;between 125 mph to 190 mph.

One of the best-known cases is NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skylab space station, which re-entered in 1979. About 82 tons hit the Earth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some of it in Australia and the rest falling into the Indian Ocean. Fragments of Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mir space station weighing about 149 tons came down in 2001 in a controlled dive into the Pacific Ocean. More recently, in 2011, NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UARS satellite crashed into the Pacific and Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ROSAT satellite landed in the Bay of Bengal. None caused any damage.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10813 will host the District 2 meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 610 Manning Ave. Lincoln High School Class of 1963 will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at American Legion Post 202, 310 Palmetto St. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 968-4464.

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The American Red Cross, Sandhills Chapter, will offer New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview classes at 6 p.m. today at 1155 N. Guignard Drive, Suite 2. Call (803) 775-2363 to register. Refreshments will be served.

The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. All area veterans are invited.

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Toys for Tots applications will be accepted at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, 61 W. Wesmark, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. Bring identification and Social Security cards for your children. For questions, call Stephanie at (803) 3167408 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. only.

One More Effort Federated Club will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Birnie HOPE Center, 210 S. Purdy St. The group is accepting new members.

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IDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crime to Rememberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dusts off old cases BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH As any decorator knows, a few arty touches can go a long way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Crime To Rememberâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., ID, TV-14) enhances the murder-mystery reenactment procedural with a little style. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve clearly hired wardrobe and set-design people with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad Menâ&#x20AC;? aspirations. In addition to period details like clothes, furniture, cars, appliances and cigarettes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crimeâ&#x20AC;? is filled with distinctive camera angles and out-of-focus shots that give the show a slightly indiefilm feel. They even borrowed (make that stole) title cards from Saul Bassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; famous poster for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anatomy of a Murder.â&#x20AC;? Somebody had fun making this show look right and look good. Or at least look better than the usual reenactments on â&#x20AC;&#x153;48 Hours Mystery.â&#x20AC;? First up on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crimeâ&#x20AC;? is the Alice Crimmins case, a story from 1965 about the murder of two small children in the modest, working-class Kew Gardens section of the New York City borough of Queens. Crimmins was separated from her husband and enjoying an active sex life at the time of her childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappearance and death. Although police found little or no evidence linking her to the murders, authorities hounded her for years and all but railroaded a conviction. Experts and journalists who followed the trial at the time contend that Crimmins was es-

sentially the victim of her conservative neighbors and the male, Irish-Catholic values of the New York City police department. If they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prove murder, they would imprison her for being a â&#x20AC;&#x153;looseâ&#x20AC;? woman. â&#x20AC;˘ Looking for another lurid true-crime special offering retroreenactments? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capturing Oswaldâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., Military) recalls the efforts of the Dallas Police Department, particularly its elite homicide detective squad, in the frantic moments after President Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assassination in 1963. For decades, the Dallas police have been criticized for allowing Jack Ruby to shoot Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, on their watch in their headquarters on live television. According to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capturing,â&#x20AC;? this mishap obscured some excellent detective work and the fact that they captured Oswald within two hours of the shooting and had built a pretty solid case against him over that weekend. Much like â&#x20AC;&#x153;JFK: The Smoking Gunâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., Reelz, r), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capturing Oswaldâ&#x20AC;? recalls the chaotic, circuslike atmosphere created by a crush of federal agents with clashing agendas, hordes of descending media and a rubber-necking public. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little wonder why one mournful weekend has inspired a half-century of conspiracy theories. â&#x20AC;˘ Airing in place of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scandalâ&#x20AC;? repeat, â&#x20AC;&#x153;20/20â&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., ABC) reviews Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 10 scandals. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a scandal

when news stoops to hype for the entertainment division.

Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Highlights â&#x20AC;˘ On â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.â&#x20AC;? , deadly secrets emerge (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). â&#x20AC;˘ Stacy Keach guest-stars on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brooklyn Nine-Nineâ&#x20AC;? (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ Live eliminations on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Voiceâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., NBC, TV-PG). â&#x20AC;˘ The seance rattles Luke on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ravenswoodâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ Severide encounters a needy case on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chicago Fireâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ The Irish partners make difficult demands on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sons of Anarchyâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA).

Cult Choice Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette star in director David Lynchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1997 mystery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost Highwayâ&#x20AC;? (10:30 p.m., Sundance).

Series Notes Hit-and-run on â&#x20AC;&#x153;NCISâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) * Tennis court oaths on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dadsâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * A face from the past fills Hayley with fear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Originalsâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG) * The clock ticks on â&#x20AC;&#x153;NCIS: Los Angelesâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) * Unwanted takeout menus inspire action on â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Girlâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * The neighbors seem too per-

fect on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Goldbergsâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * The tablets are turned on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supernaturalâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) * Danny gets the wrong impression on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mindy Projectâ&#x20AC;? (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Vermin descend on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trophy Wifeâ&#x20AC;? (9:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Checkmate looms on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Person of Interestâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).

Late Night Joe Scarborough is booked on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Daily Show With Jon Stewartâ&#x20AC;? (11 p.m., Comedy Central) * Dax Shepard, Regina Hall and Sean Patton appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Conanâ&#x20AC;? (11 p.m., TBS) * Avril Lavigne, Josh Wolf, April Richardson and Loni Love are booked on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chelsea Latelyâ&#x20AC;? (11 p.m., E!) * David Christian is on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Colbert Reportâ&#x20AC;? (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central) * Michael J. Fox appears on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Show With David Lettermanâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Jay Leno welcomes Matt Lauer and Cults on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tonight Showâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Robin Williams and The Killers appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmy Kimmel Liveâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., ABC) * Mariah Carey, Malcolm Gladwell and Capital Cities visit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Night With Jimmy Fallonâ&#x20AC;? (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Ron Perlman and Lupita Nyongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;o on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Late Late Showâ&#x20AC;? (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2013, United Feature Syndicate

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are ordinary people that responded in extraordinary ways in extreme circumstances,â&#x20AC;? Fate said. In attendance for the ceremony were veterans ranging from World War II to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as many family members of those who had served. Since many of these veterans were also wounded in action, in his remarks, Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen highlighted the recent approval by Sumter City Council of a resolution recognizing the Gamecock City as a Purple Heart City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This means a lot to me personally,â&#x20AC;? said McElveen, himself the son of a World War II bombardier and the sonin-law of a Purple Heart recipient who was wounded in Guam. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, and during the ceremony, several Sumter veterans from that armed conflict were presented medals for their service from the South Korean government. Coupled with a coffee table book provided by various Kore-

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eterans Day, observed Monday, provides an opportunity for the nation and communities such as Sumter to remember those who served in the military. Among those we especially remember who recently died are Henry Curtis “Curt” Edens Jr. of Dalzell and Leonard Bartlette. Both were decorated combat veterans representing two wars who served with honor and distinction. Edens, who was 89, was a member of “the greatest generation” from World War II, serving in France and Germany. Bartlette served during the Vietnam War. Both were wounded in combat, with Bartlette receiving the more serious injuries that surely shortened his life until his death last month at the age of 67. Both received the Bronze Star for heroism as well as the Purple Heart. Bartlette was also awarded the Silver Star for his uncommon heroism. Many in Sumter who knew the story of his courage think he should have received the Medal of Honor. That story appeared in the Sunday Item. It’s a story worth re-reading. In spite of his incapacitating injuries, Bartlette went on to serve as a devoted stepfather, grandfather and greatgrandfather, leaving lasting memories of his good humor, kindness and inspiring spirit to family and friends alike. Following World War II, Curt Edens returned home to rejoin his family’s long-established farming operation. He helped lead the Edens family into the forefront of agricultural leadership in Sumter County and the state. At the same time, and for the remainder of his life, he was a model citizen who devoted his energies to community service, especially education as a Sumter School District 2 board trustee and chairman and as a member of the Sumter County Commission for Higher Education. In addition, he contributed to the growth of industries in Sumter as a member of the Sumter County Development Board. Plus, he served in many leadership positions in his church, Dalzell United Methodist Church. These two men are what Veterans Day is all about — service. Not only in war, but also in peace. Those who served deserve recognition, not only once a year, but every day. Too many from the Edens generation who fought in the most horrendous war of the 20th century when evil threatened the civilized world and came home to lead productive lives are leaving us. And so are Korean War and Vietnam War veterans as time marches on. A new generation of veterans are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many terribly wounded, like Leonard Bartlette. We should continue to remember them. Once a year is not enough.

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White House doesn’t need another Republican Answering Mr. Vickers letter: We had eight years of a Republican president. He gave us two unfunded wars. Thousands of deaths and thousands more wounded. He also gave us a drug plan that was not funded and a penalty for seniors if you did not sign up right away. We do not need another Republican in the White House, we need a woman. Go Hillary. A. FRAZIER Sumter

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ASHINGTON — President Obama is no lip-biting, tear-streaking, chin-trembling apologist. When he said he was sorry for the health care mess-up in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, he performed the mea culpa as well as — if not better than — anyone in recent history. With Trumanesque resolve, he may as well have said, “The devalued dollar stops here.” He’s sorry that some people have been inconvenienced by HealthCare.gov’s computer disaster. He’s sorry that some people have lost the policies he promised they could keep. He’s sorry that the Affordable Care Act wasn’t adequately “crafted.” But is he sorry that he intentionally misled people? I must have missed that part. Here’s what he said: “I am sorry that they (people) are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we’re going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.” A well-delivered apology can often be enough to absolve the “misleader.” Key to redemption, however, is the sense that the

apology is heartfelt and sincere. Most important, the apology must be specific to the affront. In this case, the sin isn’t the mess but the promise the White House knew as early as 2010 it couldn’t keep. Harsher critics would call it the deliberate intent to deceive. I tend to be generous with benefits of doubt. Can I imagine a discussion in the White House wherein speechwriters and advisers told the president that full disclosure of the Kathleen nuts and PARKER bolts — that millions would lose policies, which weren’t that good to begin with; that their rates would go up so insurance companies could cover the previously uninsured — would be too confusing? Yes. I can imagine it because that’s exactly what happened, according to former White House speechwriter Jon Favreau. Moreover, the aides reckoned, the next several paragraphs that would be required by the truth would drag audiences through weeds considered too high for most attention spans. Such hubris puts one in mind of an exchange in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan”: “This is an audience that’s raised on television,

their standards have been systematically lowered over the years. These guys sit in front of their sets and the gamma rays eat the white cells of their brains out!” Given such thinking, the truth was too much for TV. Not only would people be confused, but the tea-party crazies would re-enact the summer of 2009 when townhall meetings turned into circuses of screeching malcontents. If there’s one thing Barack Obama dislikes more than schmoozing Congress, it’s having to explain his brilliant ideas to mortals of lesser intelligence. Come to think of it, the latter may be viewed as justifying the former — at least from the president’s perspective. Thus, his advisers said, keep it simple for the stupids, though not necessarily with that precise wording. So they did. So simple, in fact, that it was simply wrong. Did they really think no one would notice when they received cancellation notices and their premiums suddenly doubled? The other rule of effective apologies is that they must come from authentic remorse rather than at the tip of a sword. Obama had no choice once caught, and it was no longer possible to deny reality. That reality was further enhanced when 16 Senate Democrats, including 15

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who are up for re-election in 2014, stormed the White House barricades to express their outrage to the president. Commenting afterward, Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado sent out a release saying he urged the president to extend the enrollment period and ensure that the ACA insurance exchange website is secure. The White House issued its own release, saying the meeting was “to discuss the progress that’s been made” and “hear their input on existing challenges.” Well, that’s one way of putting it. Some consent to regret is better than none, I suppose, but the ultimate test of an apology is whether it results in restored trust. It isn’t at all clear that Obama accomplished this with his exclusive, oneon-one interview. A straight, detailed talk directly to the American people would seem a better bet for the longer run. Detailing the overhaul of a sixth of the economy may not make good TV, but the American people deserve better than “Sorry about the mess.” True contrition swells all hearts.

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Dennis said, adding his department would later confer with Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III about the possibility of filing charges. As they are with all child fatalities, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been called in to assist local officials, Dennis said. “We’re conducting a full investigation,” Dennis said Monday afternoon. “All my investigators, my forensics team, everyone is out there.”

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An autopsy has been scheduled for this morning, said Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock. The coroner also indicated the house where the child was staying was not next to the pond, indicating the toddler would have had to cross the street and walk through a neighbor’s yard before reaching the water. While the cause of death is thought to be known, Dennis insisted his department would conduct a thorough investigation. “We don’t think there was foul play, but we’re definitely looking into negligence,”

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): carry. Your ability to the last word in astrology A colleague will offer false influence others will put you hope. Don’t make in a good position. eugenia LAST promises or rely on others LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): to do things for you. Take Avoid letting a little problem on what you know you accelerate. Face whatever can complete and do it well. comes your way without going overboard. A troubled relationship needs to be addressed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Share your opinions and work alongside your colleagues or friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Social events will You’ll accomplish your goals, as well as build a connect you to someone special. Learn from close relationship that will develop into an every encounter you make. Ask questions and experience that will change your life. use what you learn to better who you are. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get your work out of SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep your the way and future projects organized and feelings locked away until you have all the ready to go. Haggling will lead to complaints. information required to make a sensible Don’t let an emotional situation stand in the decision. Someone isn’t telling you the truth. way of progress. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Communication, CANCER (June 21-July 22): Express your feelings coupled with a vision and a job well done, will and enjoy life, friends and family. Do your best improve your position, reputation and future. to help others. Your feel-good attitude will bring Don’t be afraid to do things differently. a positive response from someone you want to AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen to what’s please. being said, but don’t commit to anything. A LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotions can cause you to change may be required, but it has to be on do something out of the ordinary. Being your terms and when you’re ready. flamboyant or ultra generous in order to PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An interesting idea impress someone will be fruitless. will begin to pay off. Take an unusual route to VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Spend time with present and promote what you want to do and people who are dependent on you and you’ll you will capture influential attention. Leave find a way to eliminate some of the burden you room for romance.

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SUMMERTON TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., town hall LYNCHBURG TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., Teen Center, Magnolia Street, Lynchburg

Fred Gosnell shares this photo of a young rat snake wound around a small tree with his head down. Gosnell comments, “Looking for an unsuspecting critter, I guess.”

SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., County Council Chambers CITY OF MANNING PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Today, 6:30 p.m., Manning City Hall, Council Chambers PINEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6:30 p.m., town hall TURBEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6:30 p.m., town hall SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 6:45 p.m., Oakland Primary MAYESVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Today, 7 p.m., town hall

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SPORTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013

THE ITEM To contact the Sports Department, call (803) 774-1241 or e-mail sports@theitem.com

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Clarendon Hall gets rematch with W.W. King in semis BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com Clarendon Hall will be facing W.W. King in Batesburg on Friday in a semifinal game in the SCISA 8-man football state playoffs. That’s the same W.W. King that beat the Saints 50-8 earlier this season. Much earlier, as in the second week of the season on

Sept. 6, over two months ago. CH head coach Billy Carlisle believes those 60-plus days will make a difference with a spot in the state championship game on the line. “I think we’re a different team now than we were then,” said Carlisle, whose team advanced to the semis with a 50-20 victory over James Island Christian last Friday.

I believe we have a different mindset, a different focus coming into this game.” Clarendon Hall is 8-3 on the season and has won six straight games. The CARLISLE Knights are 11-1 after beating Beaufort Academy 46-20 in their first-round game.

Carlisle believes there’s a simple reason his team fared so poorly in the first meeting. “The last time we didn’t do a good job of tackling,” he said. “They gave the ball to their big fullback and he just killed us up the middle. That was before we made some changes defensively that have made us much better.” The big fullback is Price Carpenter. He has rushed for

980 yards and 19 touchdowns on 93 carries. He’s also caught 13 passes for 361 yards and four more scores. There is more to the Knights’ attack than Carpenter though. They are averaging over 43 points a game while rushing for 253 yards a game and passing for 137. Quarterback Alex Berry is SEE SAINTS, PAGE B4

Tigers can’t afford sting from ‘Jackets BY MANDRALLIUS ROBINSON Greenville News Georgia Tech has been the flat tire, sick babysitter or unannounced guest repeatedly ruining Clemson’s evening plans. The SWINNEY Yellow Jackets will visit Thursday night, intent on disrupting Clemson’s entire schedule. Coach Dabo Swinney contended that if Clemson does not play disciplined defense, Georgia Tech will make it a short game but a very long

WHO: Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2 ACC) at (8) Clemson (8-1, 6-1 ACC) WHEN: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Memorial Stadium TV/RADIO: ESPN, WWBD94.7

ABOVE: Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, left, sacks San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the Panthers’ 10-9 victory on Sunday in San Francisco. The Panthers defense has helped the team win five in a row and get back into the NFC South picture. BELOW: Carolina free safety Mike Mitchell (21) celebrates after cornerback Drayton Florence, bottom, intercepted a pass.

Panthers defense learning how to close out games BY STEVE REED The Associated Press CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL, the second-fewest yards and have forced 21 turnovers this season. And now they’re figuring out how to win close games. That’s a dangerous combination for a team on a five-game winning streak and playing with a ton of confidence. “That’s our style of defense,” defensive end Greg Hardy said. “... We dominate. We take what we want. We do what we want.” The Panthers were once known as the team that couldn’t hold a lead. They’ve

lost 10 games since 2011 after leading in the fourth quarter, including the first two this season against Buffalo and Seattle. But somewhere along the line, things have changed.

The Panthers are no longer afraid to lose games; they’re eager to win them. They’ve developed a noticeable swagger. On Sunday the Panthers (6-3) proved they could play with the big

dogs, making two defensive stops in the final four minutes to beat the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers 10-9 for their fifth straight win. “That’s very important, in light of what happened earlier in the year in Buffalo,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “It tells these guys that have the potential to do things.” The Buffalo game is one that still stings. The Panthers allowed rookie quarterback EJ Manuel to move his team 80 yards for the winning touchdown in the final 1:39 without any timeouts. Carolina has since

Johnson widens points lead on Kenseth’s bad day BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth had one of those rare seasons in which everything JOHNSON seemed to go right every time he got behind the wheel of his car. Until the one day he couldn’t afford for anything to go wrong. Kenseth had one of his poorest performances of the season Sunday, finishing 23rd at Phoenix International

Raceway to allow Jimmie Johnson to seize control of the championship race. Johnson, who started the day up seven points in the standings, finished third behind KENSETH Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne to pad his lead to 28 points. The five-time champion goes to next Sunday’s season finale at Homestead needing to finish 23rd or better to win the title. SEE NASCAR, PAGE B4

SEE PANTHERS, PAGE B4

SEE TIGERS, PAGE B3

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night. Executing its tripleoption scheme, Georgia Tech has averaged 311.2 rushing yards and 22 first downs per game this season. Consequently, the Yellow Jackets have possessed the ball for 33:55 per game, the third highest rate in the Bowl Subdivision. “They want to take the time off the clock and slow it down and methodically go down the field,” Swinney said. “You have to be incredibly disciplined, because they’re perfectly fine with taking three yards, philosophy-wise. If they

Speed, vision allows WR Byrd to soar BY RYAN WOOD Post and Courier

SEC SHOWDOWN

COLUMBIA — His speed left even the quickest cornerbacks in slow motion, like there was a jet pack underneath those shoulder pads. It was an unfair fight. DamBYRD iere Byrd often made it look effortless. He was just 5-9, 165 pounds soaking wet. His jets gave defenders a reason for fear. Byrd would line up wide, and the defense didn’t have to guess what he’d do next. South Carolina’s young receiver was going deep. Every time.

WHO: Florida (4-5, 3-4 SEC) at (10) South Carolina (7-2, 5-2 SEC) WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium TV/RADIO: ESPN2, WIBZ-FM 95.5, WNKT-FM 107.5

Ready or not, try to stop it. That’s when things usually went wrong for Byrd. Nobody could slow him down, but track-star speed only carries a receiver so far in the SEC. Byrd made sure defensive backs didn’t have to worry. Blessed with all the explosiveness any receiver could want, he struggled SEE USC, PAGE B3

ADVOCARE 500 RESULTS The Associated Press Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 312 laps, 140.7 rating, 48 points, $258,186. 2. (7) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 312, 122.2, 43, $171,715. 3. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 312, 121.9, 42, $182,326. 4. (11) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 312, 107.3, 41, $131,135. 5. (8) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 312, 102.6, 39, $137,630. 6. (19) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 312, 93.5, 38, $132,074. 7. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312, 96, 37, $137,693. 8. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 312, 94.8, 36, $122,185. 9. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 312, 107.8, 36, $117,268. 10. (17) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 312, 92.3, 35, $128,068. 11. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 312, 106.5, 34, $136,176. 12. (27) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 312, 73.8, 32, $131,121. 13. (18) Greg Biffle, Ford, 312, 84.4, 32, $97,610. 14. (5) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 312, 110.2, 31, $125,121. 15. (16) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 312, 80.6, 29, $124,885. 16. (13) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 312, 81.3, 28, $110,851. 17. (15) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 312, 69.7, 27, $88,210. 18. (36) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 312, 73.7, 27, $106,205.

19. (21) Aric Almirola, Ford, 312, 67.5, 25, $116,396. 20. (6) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 312, 79.4, 24, $119,368. 21. (23) Carl Edwards, Ford, 312, 91.1, 24, $113,660. 22. (26) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 311, 59.6, 22, $104,968. 23. (14) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 311, 70.4, 21, $113,576. 24. (33) David Gilliland, Ford, 311, 62.9, 21, $94,493. 25. (22) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 311, 56.5, 0, $86,660. 26. (20) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 311, 67, 18, $105,099. 27. (30) Casey Mears, Ford, 311, 57.1, 17, $99,818. 28. (2) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 311, 63.6, 17, $94,710. 29. (35) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 311, 45.1, 15, $77,285. 30. (42) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 310, 41.6, 14, $90,318. 31. (25) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 309, 47.9, 0, $94,082. 32. (39) Michael McDowell, Ford, 308, 39.4, 12, $73,860. 33. (32) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 302, 33.2, 11, $73,735. 34. (38) Timmy Hill, Ford, 285, 28.9, 10, $73,610. 35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 282, 46.5, 9, $81,485. 36. (28) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 280, 35.7, 0, $73,330. 37. (24) Reed Sorenson, Ford, engine, 266, 36.3, 0, $73,199. 38. (43) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, engine, 193, 30, 0, $68,150. 39. (37) David Reutimann, Toyota, accident, 187, 45.7, 5, $64,150. 40. (29) Cole Whitt, Toyota, accident, 142, 39.5, 0, $60,150. 41. (31) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, engine, 129, 42.1, 3, $64,150. 42. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, brakes, 63, 27.9, 0, $52,150. 43. (41) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, brakes, 29, 26.3, 0, $48,650.


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. -- College Basketball: Rainbow Classic from Hononlulu -- New Mexico State vs. Hawaii (ESPN2). 7 a.m. -- College Basketball: Hartford at Florida Gulf Coast (ESPN2). 9 a.m. -- College Basketball: Quinnipiac at La Salle (ESPN2). 11 a.m. -- College Basketball: Louisiana State at Massachusetts (ESPN2). 1 p.m. -- College Basketball: West Virginia at Virginia Tech (ESPN). 3 p.m. -- College Basketball: South Carolina at Baylor (ESPN, WPUB-FM 102.7, WDXYFM 105.9, WNKT-FM 107.5, WDXY-AM 1240). 5 p.m. --- College Basketball: North Carolina State at Cincinnati (ESPN). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Virginia Commonwealth at Virginia (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Grambling State at Marquette (FOX SPORTS 1). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Fresno State at Pittsburgh (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7:30 p.m. -- College Basketball: Champions Classic from Chicago -- Michigan State vs. Kentucky (ESPN). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Buffalo at Toledo (ESPNU). 8 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Phoenix at St. Louis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Florida at Wisconsin (ESPN2). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Tennessee at Xavier (FOX SPORTS 1). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Southern Illinois at Missouri (SPORTSOUTH). 10 p.m. -- College Basketball: Champions Classic from Chicago -- Duke vs. Kansas (ESPN). 10:30 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Detroit at Golden State (NBA TV). 11 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Colorado at Carolina (SPORTSOUTH). Midnight -- NHL Hockey: Nashville at New York Islanders (FOX SPORTSOUTH).ll

PREP SCHEDULE Football Playoffs Friday Mauldin at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Myrtle Beach at Crestwood, 7:30 p.m. Laurence Manning at Wilson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall at W.W. King, 7:30 p.m.

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 4 3 .571 – Boston 3 4 .429 1 Toronto 3 4 .429 1 Brooklyn 2 4 .333 11/2 New York 2 4 .333 11/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 4 3 .571 – Atlanta 3 3 .500 1/2 Charlotte 3 3 .500 1/2 Orlando 3 4 .429 1 Washington 2 4 .333 11/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 7 0 1.000 – Cleveland 3 4 .429 4 Chicago 2 3 .400 4 Detroit 2 3 .400 4 Milwaukee 2 3 .400 4 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 6 1 .857 – Dallas 4 3 .571 2 Houston 4 3 .571 2 Memphis 3 3 .500 21/2 New Orleans 3 4 .429 3 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 5 1 .833 – Minnesota 5 2 .714 1/2 Portland 4 2 .667 1 Denver 1 4 .200 31/2 Utah 0 7 .000 51/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Phoenix 5 2 .714 – Golden State 4 3 .571 1 L.A. Clippers 4 3 .571 1 L.A. Lakers 3 5 .375 21/2 Sacramento 1 5 .167 31/2 Sunday’s Games San Antonio 120, New York 89 Oklahoma City 106, Washington 105, OT Phoenix 101, New Orleans 94 Minnesota 113, L.A. Lakers 90 Today’s Games Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 7 2 0 .778 234 N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 169 Miami 4 4 0 .500 174 Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 199 South W L T Pct PF Indianapolis 6 3 0 .667 222 Tennessee 4 5 0 .444 200 Houston 2 7 0 .222 170 Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 115 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 6 4 0 .600 234 Cleveland 4 5 0 .444 172 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 188 Pittsburgh 3 6 0 .333 179 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 9 0 0 1.000 215 Denver 8 1 0 .889 371 San Diego 4 5 0 .444 212 Oakland 3 6 0 .333 166 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Dallas 5 5 0 .500 274 Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500 252 N.Y. Giants 3 6 0 .333 165 Washington 3 6 0 .333 230 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 7 2 0 .778 265 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 214

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2 7 0 .222 186 251 0 8 0 .000 124 190 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 6 3 0 .667 238 216 Chicago 5 4 0 .556 259 247 Green Bay 5 4 0 .556 245 212 Minnesota 2 7 0 .222 220 279 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 9 1 0 .900 265 159 San Francisco 6 3 0 .667 227 155 Arizona 5 4 0 .556 187 198 St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234 Thursday’s Game Minnesota 34, Washington 27 Sunday’s Games Detroit 21, Chicago 19 Philadelphia 27, Green Bay 13 Jacksonville 29, Tennessee 27 Baltimore 20, Cincinnati 17, OT St. Louis 38, Indianapolis 8 Seattle 33, Atlanta 10 N.Y. Giants 24, Oakland 20 Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 10 Carolina 10, San Francisco 9 Denver 28, San Diego 20 Arizona 27, Houston 24 New Orleans 49, Dallas 17 Open: Cleveland, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, New England Monday’s Game Miami at Tampa Bay, late Thursday, Nov. 14 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:25 p.m.

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NEW YORK — Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays have been selected baseball’s Rookies of the Year. Fernandez stood out in a deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel in results revealed Monday. His debut season was so superb that he’s one of three finalists for the NL Cy Young Award, with the winner to be announced Wednesday. DJOKOVIC BEATS NADAL

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LONDON — Novak Djokovic remains the man to beat on indoor courts. The defending champion made quick work of top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday, extending his winning streak to 22 matches and claiming the elite season-ending title for the third time.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 16 12 4 0 24 54 39 Toronto 17 11 6 0 22 51 40 Detroit 18 9 5 4 22 45 48 Boston 16 10 5 1 21 45 30 Montreal 18 9 8 1 19 48 40 Ottawa 17 7 6 4 18 53 51 Florida 18 3 11 4 10 37 64 Buffalo 19 3 15 1 7 33 61 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 17 11 6 0 22 50 40 Washington 18 9 8 1 19 57 52 N.Y. Rangers 17 9 8 0 18 39 46 Carolina 17 6 7 4 16 32 48 New Jersey 17 5 7 5 15 35 44 N.Y. Islanders 18 6 9 3 15 51 60 Columbus 16 6 10 0 12 41 46 Philadelphia 16 5 10 1 11 26 44 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 16 14 2 0 28 54 28 Chicago 18 12 2 4 28 66 49 St. Louis 15 11 2 2 24 52 34 Minnesota 18 10 4 4 24 48 40 Nashville 17 8 7 2 18 37 54 Dallas 17 8 7 2 18 46 52 Winnipeg 19 8 9 2 18 50 55 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 19 15 3 1 31 66 45 Phoenix 18 12 4 2 26 60 56 San Jose 17 10 2 5 25 63 41 Vancouver 20 11 7 2 24 54 54 Los Angeles 17 11 6 0 22 50 41 Calgary 17 6 9 2 14 47 61 Edmonton 19 4 13 2 10 48 75 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Winnipeg 5, San Jose 4, SO Montreal 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 New Jersey 5, Nashville 0 N.Y. Rangers 4, Florida 3 Chicago 5, Edmonton 4 Colorado 4, Washington 1 Anaheim 3, Vancouver 1 Today’s Games Los Angeles at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Columbus at Washington, 7 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 8 p.m. San Jose at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Tampa Bay’s Wil Myers (9) won the AL Rookie of the Year award after putting up impressive offensive numbers in barely half a season. In the National League, Miami starting pitcher Jose Fernandez won the award going 12-6 for the struggling Marlins.

— A person with knowledge of the results says Peyton Manning’s MRI showed aggravation of his right ankle that is not expected to keep the Broncos quarterback out of next Sunday’s game against Kansas City.

BRAVES PLANNING MOVE

ATLANTA — The Braves announced Monday they are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. Atlanta’s mayor said the city wasn’t willing match an offer from suburban Cobb County worth $450 million in taxpayer funding.

KIRK WINS AT SEA ISLAND

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Chris Kirk knew he was doing enough right Sunday at Sea Island to win a tournament that means so much to him. He just didn’t realize it would take something that went so wrong for Briny Baird. Kirk played for par, closed with a 4-under 66 for a one-shot victory, and became the first

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ANTALAYA, Turkey — Victor Dubuisson held off some of golf’s biggest names, including Tiger Woods, to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open by two shots Sunday for his first European Tour victory. The Frenchman entered the day with a fiveshot lead but with Woods, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter among those chasing him. Dubuisson started the final round with nine straight pars

but had three birdies on his last four holes for a 3-under 69 that gave him a 24-under total of 264. RINKER WINS LEGENDS OPEN

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Laurie Rinker won the season-ending Legends Tour Open on Sunday, parring the final hole for a onestroke victory over Trish Johnson, Lorie Kane and Barb Mucha. After opening with a 6-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead, the 51-year-old Rinker had a 74 on Sunday to finish at 5-under 141 on Innisbrook Resort’s Island Course. She earned $30,000. From wire reports

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Napier’s triple-double leads UConn over Yale HARTFORD, Conn. — There have been 10 triple-doubles in Connecticut men’s basketball history. Shabazz Napier has two of them. The senior guard put up 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Monday to lead No. 19 UConn (2-0) to an 80-62 win over rival Yale.

TENNIS Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Results The Associated Press Monday At O2 Arena London Purse: $6 million (Tour Final) Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Championship Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles Championship David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco (6), Spain, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 10-7.

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COLUMBIA — Aleighsa Welch scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 22 South Carolina beat Louisiana Tech 68-45 on Sunday. COASTAL CAROLINA GUILFORD

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CONWAY — Elijah Wilson scored 16 points and Michel Enanga added 14, and each hit two 3-pointers to help Coastal Carolina put away Division-III Guilford 76-49 Monday night.

GOLF The McGladrey Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course) St. Simons Island, Ga. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,005; Par: 70 Final (FedEx Cup points in parentheses) Chris Kirk (500), $990,000 66-66-68-66—266 -14 Briny Baird (245), $484,000 63-70-67-67—267 -13 Tim Clark (245), $484,000 67-67-71-62—267 -13 Scott Brown (115), $227,333 66-68-68-66—268 -12 Brian Gay (115), $227,333 63-72-66-67—268 -12 LPGA Mizuno Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Kintetsu Kashikojima Golf Course Shima, Japan Purse: $1.2 million Yardage: 6,506; Par: 72 Final Teresa Lu, $180,000 70-68-64—202 -14 Chella Choi, $109,773 69-69-66—204 -12 Mamiko Higa,$70,617 70-66-70—206 -10

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PHILADELPHIA — Danny Green scored 18 points, Tony Parker had 14 and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to an easy 109-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

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Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier (13) shoots over Yale’s Nick Victor (21) during the Huskies’ 80-62 victory in Hartford, 95 Conn., on Monday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 23 points and Lance Stephenson had the first triple-double of his career, leading the perfect Indiana Pacers to a 95-79 victory Monday night over the Memphis Grizzlies. HAWKS BOBCATS

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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, right, talks to defensive back Lamarcus Joyner during the Seminoles’ 59-3 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. Should FSU win out over the remainder of its season it would likely be playing in the national title game.

FSU controls its path to BCS game BY KAREEM COPELAND The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the first time all season, Florida State controls its own destiny. The Seminoles are undefeated, ranked second in the Top 25 and the BCS standings, and have earned a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Florida State will play in its first BCS championship game if it wins its final four games — and will be significant favorites in all of them. The last time the Seminoles won the national title was in 1999. “I don’t think about it, I don’t have to. Everybody else tells you,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I try to stay in the moment, live in the moment. ... I have enough problems with Syracuse right now.” The Seminoles (9-0, 7-0 ACC) got the help they needed when Oregon lost 26-20 to Stanford on Thursday. It would have been extremely unlikely for Florida State to leapfrog an undefeated Ducks team. Running back Karlos Williams was quick to follow his coach and say the team doesn’t pay attention to the hoopla surrounding the constantly fluctuating polls. Fisher has termed conversations about all the what-if scenarios “clutter” and outside distractions. Alabama and Oregon are clutter. The BCS standings are clutter. The ACC championship is clutter. Fisher and the Seminoles say all that matters is Syracuse(5-4, 3-2) on Saturday. Williams, however, admitted he has alerts set on his phone. “I’ve got the college football app, the ESPN app, of course,” Williams said. “By the time it happens, it pops on my phone. BCS standings came on. I was up here for study hall and went home. By the time I walked in the back door, my girlfriend’s watching it and my son’s looking at the TV. “It’s something that you always look at and pay attention to. It definitely feels good to be No. 2. It feels good to be back up there where you’re used to seeing that Seminole head.” Williams explained that the standings and rankings means something, but he has to keep those thoughts in the back of his mind. Safety Terrence Brooks simply said, “You win all your games, you should

be in a good position. That’s really what I’m focused on.” Alabama opened the season ranked No. 1 and won’t move without a loss. The Crimson Tide finish the season with Mississippi State, Chattanooga and No. 7 Auburn. They would face the Eastern division champion, likely a Top 25 opponent, in the Southeastern Conference championship. That leaves No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Baylor as the other two undefeated programs with a chance to play in Pasadena on Jan. 6. The Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0) close with Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and should go into the Big Ten title game without a loss. Those three have a combined record of 13-14. Ohio State may not play another ranked team before a bowl game.

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BCS STANDINGS 1. Alabama 2. Florida St. 3. Ohio St. 4. Stanford 5. Baylor 6. Oregon 7. Auburn 8. Clemson 9. Missouri 10. South Carolina 11. Texas A&M 12. Oklahoma St. 13. UCLA 14. Fresno St. 15. N. Illinois 16. Michigan St. 17. UCF 18. Oklahoma 19. Arizona St. 20. Louisville 21. LSU 22. Wisconsin 23. Miami (Fla.) 24. Texas 25. Georgia

at the position’s most basic level. He couldn’t consistently catch the football. Byrd’s problem wasn’t totally in his control. He was born with bad eyesight. With blurry vision comes dropped passes, a problem that can end a receiver’s career if it goes unfixed. That’s where Byrd was seven months ago. It’s worth remembering now. As a junior, Byrd finds himself in the midst of a breakout season. SEEING CLEARLY

Byrd doesn’t know what his vision was before. It’s better quantified with actions, not a doctor’s prescription. Life was mostly a blur. Daily tasks were often difficult. Byrd remembers struggling to read big, block words 10 feet

away. It wasn’t ideal for driving, much less being an SEC receiver. If Byrd struggled with roadway traffic, navigating road blocks on the field — and spotting the football — could feel impossible. “Yeah, a little bit,” Byrd said.

TIGERS from Page B1 can stay in third and one, third and two, you’re in for a long day, because they’ll go for it on fourth down the whole day everywhere on the field.” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is revered by some and reviled by others, for his defiant philosophy on prolonging possessions. Last season, Georgia Tech attempted 37 fourth-down plays, the third most in the nation. Among the four teams who recorded more than 35 fourth-down attempts, Georgia Tech was the only team to convert more than 60

percent. Through nine games this year, Georgia Tech attempted 13 fourthdown plays, nine fewer than Clemson. Georgia Tech converted merely 46.2 percent of those fourth-down tries. Johnson is no less aggressive. His unit simply has not reached fourth down as often. Georgia Tech has converted 54 percent on third down, the highest rate in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the fourth highest in the nation. “We’ve got to do a great job on first down, and we’ve got to get

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“Especially running all the way downfield, and things like that. It would mess my eyesight up.” Byrd wore contacts. They weren’t the long-term solution. “They helped,” Byrd said, “but I have sensitive eyes. So the contacts really kind of messed my eyes up after a while.” Eventually, South Carolina’s junior receiver planned to correct it. Byrd wanted to have LASIK eye surgery at some point in his life, whether he was playing football or not. It made sense to do the surgery sooner than later, hoping to maximize his potential on the field. Byrd said he had the surgery in February at Carolina Eye Center in Columbia. As the name suggests, the procedure uses a laser to reshape the cornea. In its simplest terms, correcting the cornea allows light to accurately pass through on its way to the retina, creating sharper vision.

stops,” Swinney said. “It just comes down to guys doing what they’re supposed to do and executing their assignments and playing physical at the point of attack, tackling. There’s a lot of oneon-one tackles in a game like this, because of the nature of what they do. We’ve got to execute and play well.” While enjoying an open week, Clemson watched Oregon fall to Stanford on Thursday. Oregon then fell from No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings to No. 6. Clemson benefited by climbing one spot to No. 6 in the USA TODAY coaches poll, although the Tigers slipped one spot to No. 8 in the BCS.

COACHES POLL The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 10, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (58) 9-0 1,546 1 2. Florida State (4) 9-0 1,485 3 3. Ohio State 9-0 1,401 4 4. Baylor 8-0 1,376 5 5. Stanford 8-1 1,307 6 6. Clemson 8-1 1,164 7 7. Oregon 8-1 1,162 2 8. Missouri 9-1 1,083 9 9. Auburn 9-1 1,069 10 10. Oklahoma State 8-1 965 11 11. Texas A&M 8-2 898 13 12. South Carolina 7-2 830 15 13. Louisville 8-1 653 16 14. Fresno State 9-0 646 17 15. UCLA 7-2 641 18 16. Michigan State 8-1 620 19 17. Oklahoma 7-2 510 8 18. LSU 7-3 476 12 19. Central Florida 7-1 468 21 20. Wisconsin 7-2 460 22 21. Northern Illinois 9-0 445 20 22. Arizona State 7-2 262 24 23. Miami (Fla.) 7-2 228 14 24. Texas 7-2 176 NR 25. Minnesota 8-2 91 NR Others receiving votes: Georgia 44; Nebraska 43; Ball State 22; Duke 22; Virginia Tech 15; Louisiana-Lafayette 7; Cincinnati 6; Mississippi 6; Southern California 6; Texas Tech 5; Washington 5; Arizona 4; Notre Dame 2; Buffalo 1.

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ALICE L. ROBERTSON Alice Mizpah Lowder Robertson, 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Born April 20, 1942, Alice ROBERTSON was a daughter of the late Clayton Sr. and Jho Eleanor Player Lowder. Alice was born and raised in Sumter. She

was always very proud of being voted the wittiest by her Edmunds High School graduating class. She was a well-known local business owner who provided Sumter residents with maternity and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes for years. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church and loved listening and singing traditional southern hymns. Alice is survived by four brothers, Clayton

Jr., Jimmy, Mike and Steve Lowder. Alice leaves behind: four daughters, Jho Outlaw and her husband, Tony, Sandy Cherry and her husband, Rhude, Nancy Deaton and her husband, Tim, and Beth Bramlett and her husband, John. Nine loving grandchildren, Dalton Mizpah and Tony â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teeâ&#x20AC;? Outlaw Jr., Amelia and Alice Grace Cherry, Sydney and Reagan Deaton, Izabel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Izzy,â&#x20AC;? Adriana

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and John Wilson Bramlett are left with memories of wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x153;grandmama stories and practical jokes.â&#x20AC;? Trude Parrott Miller and Melissa McLeod Bradshaw, lifelong friends of the Robertson girls, also held a special place in Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. She was preceded in death by her only sister, Betty Jho Lowder; and the father of her children, Charles Robertson. Although she and

Charles were divorced, they remained friends until his untimely death at the age of only 61. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with burial immediately following at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Alice will be buried next to her

mother and father and her cherished Aunt Mizpah. You may sign the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

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SAINTS from Page B1 the second-leading rusher with 598 yards and 10 TDs on 81 attempts. Wyatt McDonald, also a quarterback, has rushed for 457 yards and four scores on 107 attempts and running back Johnathan Griffin has 339 yards and four scores on 68 attempts. Berry has completed 64 of 103 passes for 1,134 yards and 14 touchdowns against just four interceptions. McDonald has hit on 20 of 40 passes for 411 yards and nine TDs with just one interception. Tight end Caleb Fulmer is the leading receiver with 34 catches for 531 yards and nine touchdowns. Running back Blake Sauls has 21 catches for 435 yards and six scores. The Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense has been particularly impressive during its winning streak, allowing just 98 points in the six games. However, they will definitely be playing without outside linebacker Gavin Allen and could be without OLB Cody Armstrong.

NASCAR from Page B1 Kenseth, who won his only championship 10 years ago, gave what sounded like a concession speech following his disappointing day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m disappointed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we go there basically without a shot to win,â&#x20AC;? Kenseth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the other hand, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be happier and more proud of my team and, man, this has been the best year of my racing career. We hoped to go down to Homestead and race for it on performance. On the other hand, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely happy and really, really proud of my team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a car out here Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be driving. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had just an amazing, incredible season and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still got one week left. So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really thankful for them putting me in a car and everybody who has given me this opportunity.â&#x20AC;? Johnson, who had a mechanical failure in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season finale and finished 36th, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to claim the title following his workmanlike performance at Phoenix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heading into Homestead in the position we want to be in,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to go down there and run 400 miles. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far from over. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to finish that race. Although we have a nice cushion, we still have to go down there and take care of business.â&#x20AC;? Harvick won at Phoenix for the second consecutive year, capitalizing when Carl Edwards ran out of gas coming to the white flag. But all eyes were on Kenseth, who struggled mightily for the first time in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and for one of the few times this season. Kenseth had only fin-

Carlisle commended Allen in shadowing JIC quarterback Josh Black in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest. Black had rushed for 29 touchdowns and more than 1,600 yards in nine games. Allen has a staph infection. Armstrong missed the JIC game with an injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to have some other people step up in their places,â&#x20AC;? Carlisle said. The Saints are rushing for 345 yards a contest. Running back Tilton McCrea has 1,209 yards and 12 touchdowns on 141 carries, while quarterback Dustin Way has rushed for 1,139 yards and 16 TDs on 125 carries. Daniel Pappas has 530 yards and seven scores on 90 totes. CH will miss Allen on offense as well. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rushed for 340 yards and eight touchdowns. Way has passed for 471 yards and nine TDs while completing 40 of 77 passes. McCrea has 14 catches for 151 yards and two TDs, tight end Wes Keller has 12 catches for 126 yards and five scores and Pappas has 11 catches for 143 yards and one TD.

ished lower than 23rd four times this entire season, and three were related to either engine failure or a crash. But his car was off from the very start, and he struggled to even tell crew chief Jason Ratcliff

what adjustments to make on a Toyota he described at one point as â&#x20AC;&#x153;just not drivable.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know what to tell you to fix, to be honest,â&#x20AC;? Kenseth radioed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so aero tight. So aero tight.â&#x20AC;?

PANTHERS from Page B1 won six of seven, and its defense ranks among the top five in almost every major statistical category. The Panthers have been particularly tough after halftime, allowing just 24 second half points in their six wins. Only two teams this season have scored more than 15 points against the Panthers. For those critics who felt like Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record was a mirage given its previous five wins had come

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ANN P. BUTLER SUMMERTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ann Parson Butler, 81, wife of Broadus O. Butler Sr., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Jimmie Parson and Fannie Mae Richburg. She was a BUTLER faithful member of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. She received her formal education at Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch and Manning Training School. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Benedict College and did further studies at South Carolina State College. Mrs. Butler taught for more than 30 years in Clarendon County School District 1. Survivors are her husband, Deacon Broadus O. Butler; two sons, Minister Broadus O. (Annette) Butler and Derrick (Valerie) Butler; two daughters, Anita Diane Butler-McCollom and Melony Butler; and three brothers, Pernell Parson, Deacon Perdy (Yvonne) Parson and Jimmie Parson Jr. The Celebratory services for Mrs. Butler will be held at 1 p.m. today at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, Summerton, with the Rev. Dr. William T. Johnson, pastor, officiating, and Elder Willie M. Starks presiding. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family is receiving friends at her residence, 1037 Hill St., Summerton. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. BLONNIE A. KINLAW LYNCHBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Blonnie A. Kinlaw, 89, widow of Junious Woodrow Kinlaw, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Maggie Louise Baker Amerson. Mrs. Kinlaw was a member of Lynchburg Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, William Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell Atkinson, Thomas Wayne Kinlaw, Allen W. Kinlaw and Kenneth Kinlaw, all of Lynchburg; one daughter, Martha Ann Effler of Sumter; one brother, Monroe Amerson of Lynchburg; two sisters,

Betty A. Atkinson of Lynchburg and Claudia McElveen of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special niece, Joyce Atkinson; and a special cousin, Lynn Amerson. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Tabernacle Cemetery in Lynchburg with the Rev. Dr. Rusty Wilson and the Rev. Jim Ridenhour officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Memorials may be made to Lynchburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 188, Lynchburg, SC 29008. Hancock-ElmoreHill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements.

PHENIS W. DRAYTON PAMPLICO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Phenis W. Drayton, of Pamplico, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, after a brief illness. Arrangements will be announced by Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home of Pamplico. The family is receiving friends at the home of the Rev. Daryl (Mary) Wood, 211 W. 2nd Ave., Pamplico. VERMELL S. BROWN Vermell Singleton Brown, 86, widow of Irsael Brown, departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence. She was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Daniel and Gertie Pitts Singleton. The family is receiving friends at the home of her son, Ameer (Terette) Amin, 4240 Amelia Drive, Sumter, SC 29154. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter. ROLAND E. BURGESS Roland Eugene Burgess, age 58, beloved husband of Remona Wilkes Burgess, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born in Anniston, Ala., a son of Charles Roland Burgess and the late Alice Estes Burgess. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant after 21 years of service. He served in Desert Storm and Des-

ert Shield as a weapons specialist. Upon his retirement, he became the facilities maintenance supervisor with the S.C. Department of Corrections. He loved to fish and play golf. He loved Alabama football. He will always be remembered as a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jeremy Todd Burgess and his wife, Melissa, of Sumter and Thomas Roland Burgess and his wife, April, of Lexington; three brothers, Michael Burgess and his wife, Louise, of Jacksonville, Ala., Blake Burgess and his wife, Sheila, of Jacksonville, and Brett Burgess and his wife, Frances, of Union; one sister, Kelly Burgess Nicholson and her husband, David, of Jacksonville; and one grandchild, Natalie Burgess of Sumter. He was preceded in death by one nephew, Coley Lewayne Smith. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy McDonald officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Haile, Jason Lyles and Tommy Robinson. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Blvd., Columbia. You may sign the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

FERD E. ANDERSON Jr. WAHOO, Neb. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ferd E. Anderson Jr. was born Feb. 27, 1925, and died Nov. 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Florence of Lincoln, Neb.; children, G. Victoria Anderson (Robert Bast) of Elizabethtown, Ky., Ferd E. (Monique) Anderson III of Windsor, Colo., Lori Anderson MD of Washington, D.C., Saxby (Claudia) Anderson of West Palm Beach, Fla., Baker (Rebecca) Anderson of Danville, Pa., and Helga (Mark) Reynolds

of Lincoln; and grandchildren, Isabelita Anderson, Rachel (Hans) Seller, Isaac Anderson, Hanna Anderson, Will Anderson, Eli Anderson, Simeon Reynolds and Mary Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferd and Helga (Torell) Anderson; brothers, Ben and Reed Anderson; and a sister Joan Anderson. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church on the Campus, 1309 R. St., Lincoln. Parking available at Larson Building, 13th and Q. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo. Military funeral honors by Wahoo VFW Post No. 4502 and Wahoo American Legion Post No. 82. Please visit www. prussnabity.com. Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home of Wahoo, (402) 443-3128, is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES WRIGHT Jr. James Wright Jr., affectionately known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juniorâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stick,â&#x20AC;? was born June 13, 1941, in Sumter, to the late James R. and Maybelle Dow Wright. He departed this life on Nov. 7, 2013. On Dec. 23, 1972, he married Maggie Lewis and to this union five children were born. To cherish his precious memories he leaves a devoted wife of 41 years, Maggie L. Wright; two daughters, Melissa (Clary) Pearson Sr. and Jenifer (Danny) West; three sons, James (Myrah) Triplett, James (Felicia) Wright and Isaac Wright; eight grandchildren, Clary Pearson Jr., Keaven Pearson, Courtney Wright, Ikeylah Wright, Alissa Pringle, James Wright, Ilasia Wright and Joshua Triplett; one greatgrandchild, Taliah Pearson; one sister, Rosa Lee (John) Jackson; one brother, Irvin (Carrie) Wright; eight sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; five aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at noon Wednesday for viewing until the hour of service.

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DORA JANE BROWN Dora Jane Brown, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia. Born Dec. 14, 1924, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Sophia Hickman Brown. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home of Patricia Stevens, 120 Morgan St., Bishopville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter. MARY J. GATES Mary Elizabeth Johnston Gates, known to family and friends as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pat,â&#x20AC;? 87, widow of Ralph S. Gates Jr., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her home. Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Noah James and Annie Laurie Weatherly Johnston. Mrs. Gates became a member of the Family Community Leaders (FCL) Club, formerly known as the Bethel Home Demonstration Club, in 1952 and she served faithfully as county president and state president. As state president, she attended the world convention held in Perth, Australia, which also included visits to numerous locations throughout the world. She always had a love for traveling. She served for many years as the guide for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sumter, Alcolu, Manning (SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) bus tours.â&#x20AC;? She loved her church family at Bethel Baptist Church and she served in many positions through the years. She served as the Bethel senior trip coordinator. Her passion for traveling was matched only by her love for sewing, especially quilting. She was

a member of Shepherd Center Quilting Guild. She also taught many young people in the Bethel community how to quilt and sew. She is survived by daughters, Patty â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tishâ&#x20AC;? Creech (Chip) of Sumter and Peggy Lester (Buddy) of Manning; eight grandchildren, Wendi Burke (Jim), Ron â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bubbyâ&#x20AC;? Clemmons, Corey Clemmons (Heather), Bambi Jones (Scott), Amy May (Bryan), Mallori McAllister, Katie C. Kinard and Laura Creech; 16 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Becky, Steven, Charley, Sidney, Devon, Morgan, Allison, Hallie, Sara Gates, Anderson, John Bradley, Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Daniel and Jacob; three greatgreat-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ronald Gates (Donna) of Enola, Pa.; and a special â&#x20AC;&#x153;sister,â&#x20AC;? Wylene Freeman of North Augusta. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dale G. McAllister; two sisters, Miriam J. Ashe and Emily J. Britt; and a brother, James Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Hendricks and the Rev. Larry Fraser officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Bubby Clemmons, Corey Clemmons, Scott Jones and Bryan May, and friends, Dan Owens, Ed Parnell, Calvin Geddings, Jimmy Hodge, Jimmy Johnson and Gene Burns. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. The family wishes to express their love and thanks to her wonderful caregivers, Joyce B. Morris and Judy Frate (Tuomey Hospice). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Seniors, 2401 Bethel Road, Sumter, SC 29154. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

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

Henry Ray Lowery #2013ES4300538

Personal Representative Nancy Marie Wheeler Lowery 3120 Camden Road Sumter, SC 29153

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Personal Representative Teresa Colclough 685 B Archdale Drive Sumter, SC 29150

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Personal Representative Lucinda Colclough C/O Larry C. Weston Attorney At Law 201 North Main Street Sumter, SC 29150

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

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

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Personal Representative J. Gardner Gore C/O Thomas E. Player, Jr. Attorney At Law PO Box 3690 Sumter, SC 29151

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Personal Representative Bonnie B. Altman C/O William E. Durant Jr. Attorney At Law 10 Law Range Sumter, SC 29150

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Personal Representative Hattie Mae Brockington 918 Fulton Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Personal Representative Thurmond Pullen C/O John E.James, III Attorney At Law PO Box 329 Winnsboro, SC 29180

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Personal Representative Charles H. Truluck, III C/O Gary W. Crawford Attorney At Law PO Box 508 Florence, SC 29503

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Personal Representative Deborah Jones 3255 E. Brewington Road Sumter, SC 29153

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Personal Representative Sam Wilson C/O David Weeks Attorney At Law PO Box 370 Sumter, SC 29151

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Personal Representative William H. Lowe 2410 Hunt Club Sumter, SC 29154

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Personal Representative Frank Williams, James Williams, Sandra Brailsford 2278 Beckwood Road Sumter, SC 29153

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Personal Representative Dianne D. McKenzie 35 Seagrass Lane Isle of Palms, SC 29451

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Personal Representative David F. Dupree 504 Mt. Vernon Road Greer, SC 29651

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Lewis Hunter #2013ES4300507

Personal Representative John H. Hunter 435 Pitts Road Sumter, SC 29154

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Sheran Colier Wheeler #2013ES4300515

Personal Representative Marie Lee Collier 1105 Broad Creek Road New Bern, NC 28560

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Lillie Ann Jefferson #2013ES4300524

Personal Representative Jimmy S. Myers 610 Colony Road Sumter, SC 29153

Lost & Found

KENDRICK, JR. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Final Hearing has been scheduled in the above captioned matter to be held on December 18, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at the Sumter County Family Court located at 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Order Of Publication in the above captioned matter was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina. Dated at Sumter, South Carolina, on the 28 day of August, 2013. YOUNG, KEFFER & ASSOCIATES, P .A. John S. Keffer Attorney for Plaintiff 23 West Calhoun Street Sumter, S. C. 29150 (803) 773-4371 Telephone

Estate: Austin E. Westmoreland #2013ES4300542 Personal Representative Betty Diane Westmoreland 2510 Debora Drive Sumter, SC 29153

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Florence M. Hilbolt #2013ES4300519

Personal Representative Sandra B. Reed 2165 Brogdon Circle Sumter, SC 29153

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Found small dark scruffy dog in the area of 521 S. fire dept. Owner call 486-9349. Found on Lynam Rd. gray female pitbull with white on chest. Recently had pups. Owner contact the SPCA at 773-9292. LOST

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Personal Representative Gloria Carter C/O Kenneth R. Young, Jr. Attorney At Law 23 West Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150

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Lawrence J. Lacy #2013ES4300520

Personal Representative Karen Hope Lacy 39A Jeanette Drive Poca, WV 25159

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PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Section 44-34-110-C Daniel M. Curlee D/B/A Artistics Dimensions, LLC located at 393 Rast St., Sumter, SC 29150 intends to apply for a tattoo facility license with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. This notice is given to interested citizens of the county city and community surrounding the above proposed location of the business.

Summons & Notice NOTICE OF HEARING IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO: 2009-DR-43-1687 Pamela Kendrick, Plaintiff vs. Norris Raymond Kendrick, Jr., Defendant

Asia Jene' Grant and Family want to express appreciation for your generosity in supporting us during the Morris College Sumter Alumni Pageant. Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. We are proud to announce that Asia was crowned Little Miss Morris College Sumter Alumni Chapter, and will be featured in the Morris College Thanksgiving Parade. To God be the Glory for all he has done. Again we say, thank you from all of us. Asia Jene" Grant Little Miss Morris College 2013-2014

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Woman warms Manning hearts with food BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com During the colder seasons, it’s always nice to have something to warm the heart. How about some apple pie? Dot Witherspoon, owner of Southern Flair in Manning, has always been an advocate for locally produced food goods. From Willard Farms’ jams and jellies to Phillip Miles’ Tail-Gater Hater barbecue sauce, her store has many regional offerings. “We sold out of the barbecue sauce during the Holiday Open House,” Witherspoon said. “And people love buying the jams and

preserves, among many of the other products. It feels good to buy local.” But perhaps the best food-related purchase in her store is a book by one of the sweetest women she knows. Perched atop her checkout counter and proudly turned to a key page is a cookbook with recipes “From the Kitchen of Gloria May Cook,” a Florence resident who often stops by Southern Flair. “We love Mrs. Cook,” Witherspoon said. “She’s always been one of the sweetest ladies. When she mentioned her cookbook, I offered to help out.” Witherspoon decided to sell

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Cook’s collection of recipes at her store for $25 a copy, all of which goes directly to Cook. She often mentions the book to customers not only as a favor to Cook, but also because of the book’s contents. The aforementioned key page, as the book will be found displayed in the store, features an award-winning apple pie recipe. “She won a $5,000 reward for that recipe,” Witherspoon said. “And it’s amazing, as are many of her other recipes. And they’re practical, too. None of these recipes require expensive ingredients.” SEE COOK, PAGE C4

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Turned to an award-winning apple pie recipe, Gloria May Cook’s cookbook sits atop the checkout counter at Southern Flair as shop owner Dot Witherspoon looks over some paperwork recently.

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esterday was Veteran’s Day. A day of remembering. Honoring our veterans. As Billy Ray Cyrus’s famous song said, “all gave some, some gave all.” Those words were never truer to me as we remembered our veterans. All through the weekend, memorials were played over the air waves. I remembered my daddy looking his best in his uniform. A proud man who served in the army. Because of them we have the freedom that we have. I think we take it for granted. We live in the Land of the Free, the best place to be. We get to make choices; most of us can choose how we want to live. November is the month to be thankful. All over Facebook, peogail ple, including me, are MATHIS posting what they are thankful for. I am thankful that we have our veterans and the sacrifices they make today and to the ones who served in the past. I am thankful to have a family to love and that loves me. November is also Diabetes Awareness Month. There are millions of people who are affected by this illness. I am one. For those of us who are, it is a constant battle of numbers. Lows and highs. Numbers. I feel like sometimes I am defined by my numbers each day. My hope is that one day, even if not in my lifetime, there will be a cure. No more pokes, sticks, shots. Medicine has come a long way, and giant steps are being made in all areas. I would like to thank our chamber, their sponsors and the wonderful businesses who decorated the table. The outstanding dedication that Dawn and Erica show for our chamber often goes unnoticed. They put in a lot of time and effort to help make the Annual Chamber Dinner a huge success. The tables the businesses decorated were some of the best I have seen. The honorees — Judge James Dingle, Ike Gibbons, Jimmy Ham and Tommy Benton — were well deserving of their awards. These are some of Clarendon County’s finest. I wish them all well in the future. I know they will always continue to be an important part of Clarendon County and continue to strive to make it the best place to be in the state. We also need to support our Junior

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About 215 people pack out The Matrix Center on Thursday night at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner.

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ome people simply deserve a day to be recognized for their service to their fellow man. On Thursday night, the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce decided to do just that at its Annual Dinner held at The Matrix Center on Kingstree Highway. Hundreds of people packed the center’s main room for the occasion, according to the chamber’s executive director, Dawn Griffith. “This is by far the largest crowd we’ve ever had at our dinner,” she said. “We had 215 people RSVP to the event.” Looking around, one might accept a larger number as each of the 27-plus tables offered no vacancies. Griffith also praised the generosity of the event’s sponsors. “Our sponsors have been wonderful to us,” she said. “Duke Energy, the Manning IGA and Santee Electric (Cooperative Inc.) have all helped us so much with this.” As with prior dinners, a theme was chosen for teams, businesses and offices to competitively design table centerpieces. “This year’s theme is ‘Clarendon ... A Lasting Impression,’” Griffith said. “Everyone was really enthusiastic about it this year, it seems. All the centerpieces are so unique and beautiful.” The design that caught the eyes of many guests was that of the City of Manning table, which featured a replica of the trademark welcome signs found along the edge of the city.

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Judge James Dingle, left, gives his acceptance speech for Ambassador of the Year as, from left to right, Judge Wright Turbeville, Carol Summers and George Summers look on during the Annual Dinner on Thursday at The Matrix Center.

“The slogan ‘Matchless in beauty and hospitality’ has a really cool story,” Griffith said. “A long, long time ago, they held a contest here in town, and a housewife won the competition with that entry. The prize was $10.” While the table decorating competition certainly provided much to look at, the focus of the dinner was those who have exemplified extraordinary qualities while serving Clarendon County. This year’s dinner honored Ike Gibbons as the Citizen of the Year, Judge James Dingle as the Ambassador of the Year, and longtime business partners Tommy Benton and Jimmy Ham as Business Person(s) of the Year. Though the winners were announced weeks in advance, the gratitude and humility among the recipients had not faded. “It’s perhaps the greatest award I’ve received in my life,” Dingle said

prior to the presentations. “The people of Clarendon saw fit to select me as Ambassador of the Year. That’s something special. I’ll cherish it for the rest of my life.” As guests enjoyed a multiplecourse meal and the open bar, it became more and more clear just how tightly knit the community is. People talked within their table, across other tables and even traveled across the room to greet others and chat with familiar faces. Dingle was the first recipient to take the stage as Wright Turbeville presented the C. Alex and Cathy B. Harvin Ambassador of the Year Award sponsored by George and Carole Summers. The sentiments of Clarendon County were properly echoed by Turbeville’s summarization. “There’s no one more deserving,” SEE CHAMBER, PAGE C2

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CHAMBER from Page C1 he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;than you, Judge Dingle.â&#x20AC;? As Dingle accepted the award, he spoke of his experiences as a serviceman, a coach and a judge, and thanked Clarendon with tears in his eyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This means a lot to me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you so much.â&#x20AC;? Next, New Zion resident Ike Gibbons was presented the Citizen of the Year Award by Joanne Taylor and Benton Blakely, the latter of whom saluted Gibbons and his tremendous efforts over

the decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Win or lose,â&#x20AC;? Blakely said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;he will always be our citizen of the year.â&#x20AC;? Gibbons, as his reputation reflects, remained humble in his brief acceptance speech. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you so much for this very unexpected honor,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you.â&#x20AC;? The presentation of Business Person of the Year was especially sentimental for everyone in the room, as Jamie Mathis, Louis Griffith and Barry Ham welcomed local business pioneers

Candy Duke, Susan and Larry Reeder, Lamar Kennedy, Chuck and Pam Buddin, Shaun Kent, Jim and Theresa Black, Jim and Nell Black, D&H Bar-b-Que, Piggly Wiggly, Joey Moore, Clarendon Gas, Sandwich Castle, Prothro Chevrolet, Powell, Bruner, & Assoc., McCabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, CJ Creations, Curves, Burger Chick, Lyles Packaging, Clarendon Exterminating, Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wings, Complete Lawn Care, Anderson Brothers Bank, Coker Business Solutions, L&S Marine, Williamsburg House, Stokes Craven, Taylor Made Towing, Gary Mackey & Drywall, MidEastern, Myra Pearson, IGA, Giggling Gator, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Sonic, Shoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Sub-Station II, Pizza Hut, Southern Flair, Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, David Morris, MAC, Southern Exposure, Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Bojangles, Zaxbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dave Burton, The Manning Times, NBSC, FTC, Shannon Greens and all of the golfers who participated!!! PAMELA R. BUDDIN Clarendon District Two SPED Director

and longtime owners of Brunsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pharmacy, Jimmy Ham and Tommy Benton. Mathis spoke of the importance of the two men to the community and their legacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They made it work,â&#x20AC;? Mathis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They made it work well. That business has fed two families ... over the years. Their legacy is the 40 years behind that counter giving so much to their community.â&#x20AC;? Ham and Benton expressed their gratitude for the award, but even more so the efforts of others to carry on their legacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been waiting a long time for Jamie to

take over at Brunsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so glad he did,â&#x20AC;? Jimmy Ham said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so happy heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decided to continue the legacy we worked so hard to make,â&#x20AC;? Benton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you.â&#x20AC;? Next, Dawn Griffith presented special awards, including the winners of the table decorating contest. Taking home first place was the City of Manning table, followed by Swamp Fox Murals and Clemson Extension. To close out the dinner, outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Nelson Walker passed the reins to incoming 2014 president-elect Ryan

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CLARENDON SUN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013

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Interagency Council encourages cooperation MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Clarendon County Interagency Council (IAC) has been operational since the 1980s. After a period of time, it was dissolved until January, 2002, when a group of interested parties reorganized the council. Kay Kirkpatrick and Don Ellis worked to revive the Interagency Council to once again bring agencies together to discuss their strategic

plans and share information as a networking unit. As time has gone by, more and more agencies and organizations have come together and united to share resources and information. Today the IAC meets at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month at various locations throughout Clarendon County. The council invites every

agency and organization within the county to become involved in these meetings to disseminate information regarding events and activities and services they provide. To accommodate Manning, Turbeville, Paxville and Summerton, the council has agreed to hold its meetings in each area three months out of the year.

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INTERAGENCY COUNCIL MEETINGS Summerton January, Location to be announced February and March at Clarendon School District 1 Turbeville Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;June at Beckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ (formerly Eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ) Paxville July-September at

the Paxville CDC Manning October-December at Central Carolina-F.E. Dubose Campus Everyone is invited to attend the public meetings to get involved and learn what is going on in Clarendon County.

For more information call Paula Walker, chairwoman at (803) 460-9858.

POLICE BLOTTER a bong. McCabe was arGriffin Nolan McCabe, rested and transported to 22, of 1263 Peggy Lane, Clarendon County DetenManning, was arrested at tion Center. 11:05 p.m. Oct. 28 and A 12-year-old boy and charged with possession a 13-year-old boy were arof marijuana and forgery rested at 7:40 p.m. Oct. 27 of $10,000 or less. Accord- and charged with shoping to reports, officers relifting. According to responded to a business in ports, officers responded the first block of Winfield to a business in the 2000 Street, Manning, in referblock of Paxville Highway ence to counterfeit money about 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in about 11 p.m. Oct. 28. reference to suspected When officers arrived, a shoplifters. When they arclerk told officers that a rived, officers spotted the white male, who was two boys running out of standing outside the store, the store and jumping attempted to pay for items onto their bikes. The two with a fake $20 bill. The boys then headed toward clerk said that McCabe S.C. 261, attempting to supplied a different $20 evade law enforcement. bill when he was told the Officers eventually found police were being called. the boys lying face down When officers quesin a field adjacent to the tioned McCabe, he stated business. An officer he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the bill searching the area found was fake, that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d retwo gray book bags in the ceived it from a nearby field. The two boys admitrestaurant. Officers noted to stealing the book ticed a strong odor combags, which were filled ing from McCabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehiwith $28 in candy and $10 cle, at which point the of- in accessories. They were ficer requested to search taken to Manning Police it. McCabe reportedly told Department until they officers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No.â&#x20AC;? McCabe were released to their parwas then detained and entsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; custody. gave officers permission Charles Jeffrey Parker, to search his pockets. 35, of 113 Robert St., ManFour counterfeit $20 bills ning, was arrested at 10:15 were found in one of Mc- a.m. Oct. 28 and charged Cabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pockets. An inven- with shoplifting and at tory of the vehicle re6:36 p.m. on Nov. 1 and vealed two prescription charged with shoplifting pill bottles and a scale, all and trespassing. Accordcontaining a green leafy ing to reports, the first arsubstance, a grinder and rest occurred when offiCHARGES:

cers responded to a business in the 600 block of South Mill Street about 10 a.m. Oct. 28 in reference to suspected shoplifting. When an officer arrived, he saw Parker, who matched the description of the suspect, standing outside the business. Parker was instructed to remain outside the store while the officer spoke with the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager. The officer then watched Parker immediately remove a bottle of blackberry wine from his waist band and place it in a buggy. Parker was arrested and taken to Clarendon County Detention Center. On Nov. 1 at about 6 p.m., officers responded to the same business in reference to a shoplifting. As officers arrived, they saw Parker in the businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parking lot, about 100 feet from the store. When they spoke to the complainant, she identified Parker as the culprit and said he stole a case of beer that she recovered from him on the sidewalk. The allegations were confirmed by video surveillance, and Parker was arrested. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

According to reports, law enforcement responded to the 100 block of East Huggins Street in Manning about 8:15 p.m.

Oct. 30 in reference to a man walking around naked. When officers arrived, a witness pointed them in the direction of Church Street, where they found the 30-year-old male victim. Once the victim was clothed, officers were informed he was jumped by two men, but the victim did not wish to discuss the matter further. Shortly afterward, officers were called to South Street in reference to complaints of two suspicious men in a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yard. The woman told officers that two men opened her door earlier and asked about the whereabouts of the victim, stating they were going to kill him. The two men also reportedly told the woman to tell the victim that they would get him. The woman then supplied the names of the two men to officers. The victim stated he wanted to press charges, and officers advised him to follow up at police headquarters. STOLEN PROPERTY:

A black Mossburg 12gauge pump-action shotgun, valued at $500, was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked on James Martin Road in Manning between 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and 9 a.m. Nov. 1. A black .25-caliber automatic pistol, valued at $75, and $1000 in cash

may not always agree on the way to achieve the best, we will work together to make it happen. Ambassadors as they grow into a club Just this morning, before I walked that will do well for our county. The group into the office, I stopped to talk to an may have started small in numbers but old friend on Main Street. Ms. Land they are certainly doing big things. From said, Main Street sure does look pretty our second beauty pageant to the third today. And look at the businesses who Annual Holly Daze market, they are mak- are there. Yep, Marie, I agree with you. ing their mark also. It sure does look good. Clarendon County has a lot of people Be good to yourself and to others to be proud of â&#x20AC;&#x201D; residents who only want this week. It is the month to be thankthe best for our community. While we ful. So letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do just that.

were reportedly stolen from a home in the 4100 block of West Turbeville Highway in Olanta between 10:15 and 11:38 a.m. on Nov. 5. An air-conditioning unit, a computer, a BluRay DVD player and other assorted electronics were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Tuttle Drive in Manning between 8 a.m. and 11:42 p.m. Nov. 5. The items are valued at $1,250. An assortment of jewelry, valued at $900, and a $25 quarter collection were reportedly stolen from a home in the 100 block of West Huggins Street between 6 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7 a.m. Oct. 27. A 50-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, valued at $1,000, was reportedly stolen from a home in the 300 block of North Meadow Drive in Manning between noon and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30. A black .40-caliber semi-automatic Hi-Point handgun, valued at $216, was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Gerald Avenue in Manning between 11 p.m. Oct. 31 and 8:45 a.m. Nov. 1. VANDALISM:

A 2002 Mazda Millenia parked in the 1000 block of Fleming Circle in Manning reportedly sustained $800 in damage when an

unknown subject dented in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side door between 11 p.m. Nov. 1 and 12:50 p.m. Nov. 2. A 2005 Chevrolet Corvette parked in the 1200 block of Tumey Road in New Zion reportedly sustained $1,200 in damage when an unknown subject damaged the front fender between 11 p.m. Nov. 4 and 3:16 p.m. Nov. 5. A 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis parked in the first block of Sunset Drive in Manning reportedly sustained $500 in damage when an unknown subject allegedly backed a yellow truck into its driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side front door between 1:55 and 2:05 p.m. on Nov. 2. BREAK IN:

According to reports, officers responded to a home in the 5500 block of Elliot Road in Pinewood about 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in reference to a break in. When officers arrived, the victim told police that she came home and found that an unknown subject had entered the home and defecated on the bathroom floor between 7:47 and 8:50 p.m. No items were found to be missing from the residence, but the victim did state that someone had stolen her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prescription medication a week prior. No method of forced entry was found at the residence.

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