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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 | SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA

‘You should be proud to have him as part of your community.’ — Vin Hoover, teammate of 4 years at University of Tampa

Play begins on dedicated Freddie Solomon Field

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Dee Solomon, wife of the late Freddie Solomon Jr., hands out balloons at the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the football star on Friday night at Sumter Memorial Stadium. Freddie Solomon Jr. was a member of two Super Bowl-winning teams.

Ceremony honors Sumter football star who lost his battle with cancer in 2012 BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

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elilah “Dee” Solomon never got to see her late husband, Freddie, play a down of football at Sumter Memorial Stadium. On Friday, she was able to see what those who did see Solomon play on that field thought of him, not only as an athlete, but as a man as well. The Sumter Memorial Stadium field was dedicated as Freddie Solomon Field to honor the Sumter High School great during a ceremony prior to SHS’ football game against Carolina Forest. “This was such a humbling event,” Dee said of the ceremony, which began next to the stadium press box where a monument honoring Freddie was unveiled and concluded on the newly dedicated Freddie Solomon Field. “I didn’t meet Freddie until he was in college (at the

ABOVE: Freddie Solomon’s brother, Roger, center and also seen at left, and wife, Dee, right, watch the unveiling of a sign that reads “Freddie Solomon Jr. Field” at Sumter Memorial Stadium on Friday evening. Solomon played for Sumter High School and went on to work with at-risk children.

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BY JIM HILLEY Special to the Item Phoenix Charter High School in Clarendon District 2 will stay open after reaching its necessary enrollment target on Oct. 22, Principal Elease Fulton said. “We did well; we had 50 students on that date,” she said. South Carolina public school funding is determined using calculations based on the number of students attending school on the 45th day of the academic year, which this year fell on Oct. 22. If Phoenix had failed to make the target, it may not have received adequate funding to stay open. District superintendent John Tindal told The Item the school would need to

have at least 50 students enrolled on the target date. During the past three weeks, the school had been pushing hard to recruit students, starting the month with only about half the students needed to remain open. More students began attending the school daily, however, pushing Phoenix over its target. “We will be able to stay open,” Fulton said. “The issue is settled for now, and everything is a go.” The school’s low enrollment numbers are partially because of Phoenix’s success at graduating students, Fulton said earlier. “We got the number which will financially allow us to stay SEE PHOENIX, PAGE A8

Police capture suspect accused in violent acts BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Investigators with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office have been searching for O’Brian Anthony Spann for weeks after receiving repeated reports of violent acts against his exgirlfriend, but the 27-yearold eluded arrest SPANN until Thursday. Deputies located Spann, whose listed address is 2340 Kolb Road, inside a wooded area on St. Pauls Church Road at 1:15 p.m. and apprehended him after a short foot chase. They reportedly found a gram of crack cocaine in Spann’s pocket, adding drug possession to a list of other charges he faces: criminal domestic violence of a high

and aggravated nature, kidnapping, grand larceny, malicious injury to personal property and failure to stop for blue lights. The most serious charges against Spann regard an incident that occurred on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 8, when Spann reportedly kidnapped a 28-year-old woman and her three children on the way to school. Spann reportedly appeared outside the woman’s home in the 4600 block of Wrangler Trail and forced his way inside the home, then threatened the woman with a kitchen knife. Spann reportedly cut her on the knuckle of her left hand and beat her while threatening to burn the house down, then forced her and the children — ages 3, 6 and 9 — SEE SPANN, PAGE A8

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Movie-goers help area charities BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com Georgia Theatre Co., owner of Sumter’s Beacon Stadium Cinemas 12, recently announced the results of its 10th Annual Cinema for a Cause. The two organizations that benefited from this fundraiser were United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties and The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club. Each received $2,706.45. “We are greatly appreciative to the Beacon Theater staff and the Georgia Theatre Co. for considering United Way as one of the charities of choice

for this year,” said Natasha Jenkins, community development director with the local United Way. “The funds will be used to support United Way’s community impact in the areas of education, income and health.” Held Sept. 22, 100 percent of all admission tickets, concession purchases and extra donation bowl money went to the $5,412.90 the nonprofits split. “The theater did an excellent job, and we were excited that we were able to work with them,” said Maj. Robbie Robbins with The Salvation Army. “Of course we can use the money. The Boys & Girls Club has

been struggling for quite awhile, and this will help us get on the right foot.” The money may be designated for equipment, he said, but the decision has yet to be finalized. This was the first year the Beacon participated. In all, Georgia Theatre Co. has 32 locations in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia that raised more than $141,000 during the 2013 event. To date, the company has donated more than $778,500 to local charity groups through this initiative. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 7741250.

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ABOVE: Maj. Allen Dailey walks with Chestnut Oaks Middle School students Oct. 15. As part of celebrating International Walk to School Day, members of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, teachers and other volunteers joined the students to promote healthier communities. RIGHT: Students celebrate the walk to school initiative. PHOTOS PROVIDED

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Retirement ceremony for Lee judge today A retirement service for Judge Albert Bradley will be held at 1 p.m. today at Lee Central High School, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville. Bradley was a municipal, summary and magistrate judge in Lee County for more than 30 years and was one of the first blacks to serve as a judge in Lee County. According to family members, Bradley’s career was cut short because of a

brain injury suffered in May 2011 while working for Southern Industrial Constructors of Columbia.

Kids invited to library’s Halloween Spooktacular The Sumter County Library’s Wesmark Branch will host its 8th Annual Halloween Spooktacular from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Children are invited to wear their costumes and drop in with their parents during that time to enjoy spooky snacks, candy, punch and a variety of other activities, including Hallow-

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how to collect and clean pine needles, begin making a basket in class and take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. The program fee is $30, which includes project materials. This program is suitable for adults and children 13 and older. The class size is small to ensure individual attention for each participant. Registration is required. To register for the program, contact the park’s Education Center at (803) 428-4988 or leesp@scprt.com.

Quick fixes could hurt your health BY MISSY CORRIGAN Special to The Item It is easy to be a victim to all the gimmicks, diet pills and diet plans that make the claim that you can lose weight fast. An instant-gratification society, we want immediate success with very little effort. And while there can be some truth to these fast weight-loss claims, the ultimate loss you experience could be good health. Such tremendous pressure has been placed on us to get to a certain weight that we will do whatever it takes to get there without any regard to CORRIGAN our health, thinking that losing 20 pounds will mean you will no longer have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or even that stubborn roll of fat. If you believe that, you have been misinformed. Weight loss is not synonymous with good health and neither is exercise. If they were, then how come those you know who are of acceptable weight and exercise regularly still suffer from these exact same health issues? There is no magic number on the scale for you to reach that means you will be TIPS FOR SUCCESS healthy and free • Research the diet. from any • Compare the risks and benefits. health • Make health a priority. risk or disease. With such emphasis on weight loss for good health, the most popular method is a no-carbohydrate or low-carbohydrate diet. These types of diets require the consumption of foods that are high in saturated fat, such as cheese, red meat, dairy products and processed snack foods high in sodium such as beef jerky. These types of foods are needed to supply the body and brain with enough energy to replace the lack of energy normally received from carbohydrates. While you may lose weight, a long-term intake of these types of foods can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even lead to diabetes and heart disease. And forget exercise, these types of diets (high protein, high fat) cannot supply the amount of energy needed to get through an adequate workout, and research shows that consecutive high-intensity sessions on a low-carb or no-carb intake can cause physical impairments. Without exercise, your cardiovascular health will suffer. So be careful when considering a new diet. Does the benefit outweigh the potential risks? And don’t forget, quick fixes are just that. They are not meant for the long term, and they cannot be maintained, so expect to gain the weight back. Instead, choose a well-balanced diet that supports both weight loss and better health. Missy Corrigan is director of healthy living for the Sumter Family YMCA. She can be reached at mcorrigan@ymcasumter.org or (803) 773-1404.

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Anthony Tindal, 37, of Wedgefield, was arrested Tuesday and charged with driving under suspension, third offense, and failure to stop for blue lights. At 6:47 p.m., Tindal was reportedly pulled over on U.S. 76 near Main Street in Mayesville for speeding and crossing the center line. Tindal reportedly pulled away from the stop, turning onto Main Street and then Boundary Street, where he reportedly fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later. Jerry Terill Brooks, 25, of Florence, was arrested Tuesday and charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. At 6:47 p.m., Brooks reportedly had an open bottle of beer in a car that was stopped on U.S. 76 near Main Street in Mayesville. He then reportedly attempted to flee on foot on Boundary Street but was apprehended a short time later. Steve Tindal, 29, of Florence, was arrested Tuesday and charged with giving false information to law enforcement. At 6:47 p.m., Tindal reportedly denied knowing the names of two men who fled from a car on foot on Boundary Street in Mayesville, saying he only knew them by the nicknames “Headâ€? and “Boot.â€? One of the suspects was later found to be Tindal’s cousin. A juvenile was found to be in possession of a knife with a 4½-inch blade inside his backpack at Chestnut Oaks Middle School at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday. He was removed from school by

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A riding lawn mower, an A/C compressor with three bottles of refrigerant, a machete and scrap metal were reported stolen from the 5500 block of Cotton Acres Road in Dalzell at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $2,752. Two laptops, two TVs, an Xbox 360 and several video games were reported stolen from the 7100 block of Scales Road in Rembert at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $2,460. A washing machine, two sofas, a table and a mirror were reported stolen from a home in the 3300 block of Black River Road in Dalzell at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $545. A black 2006 Chevrolet Impala was reportedly stolen from the 300 block of Bowman Drive between noon and 9:30 p.m. Monday. The car is valued at $8,000. A 48-inch riding mower, a gas-powered blower, two weed trimmers, hedge trimmers, a pole saw, an air compressor and a chain saw were reported stolen from the 2200 block of Wilson Hall Road between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The items are valued at $5,492.

LEFT: Sumter artist Michael Hodge, right, points to the gamecock she painted on Sumter High School Principal Dana Fall’s head during the school’s homecoming activities. BELOW LEFT: Fall shows off his school’s mascot.

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Get to know first responders at public safety event BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item

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BISHOPVILLE — For the second year in a row, local law enforcement and first responders invite children and adults to come out for Lee County Public Safety Day. The Lee County Department of Public Safety invites children and adults to come out Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Lee County Fire Station No. 1 on East Church Street for a special day of fun, food, fellowship and information.

WHAT: Lee County Public Safety Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 WHERE: Lee County Fire Station No. 1, East Church Street, Bishopville PHONE: (803) 484-5274

Capt. Brandon Holloman of the Lee County Fire Department said the event is a joint effort among the fire department, Lee County Emergency Medical Services, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Emergency Management, the Bishopville Police Department and the Lynchburg Police Department.

“We (the fire department) are simply the host for the event,” Holloman said. “We are all working together to make this happen.” Holloman said Public Safety Day is an opportunity for the public to interact with public safety officials. “This is a free, familyfriendly event,” Holloman said. “We will have food and soft drinks. There will be a lot of information available. We’ll have live demonstrations, children’s activities, police vehicles, fire trucks and some special displays. The main purpose of this

event is to make a better connection with the public. We want people to have an opportunity to interact with law enforcement and first responders before there’s an emergency. We want to be proactive instead of reactive.” Sparky the Fire Dog is expected to make an appearance at the event, Holloman said. Educating the public about fire safety and fire prevention is a “very important” function of any fire department, Holloman said. Lee County Sheriff Daniel

Simon said he is looking forward to talking with people attending this year’s event. “I plan to be there myself,” Simon said. “We will try to answer any questions they might have about investigations and crime, and we will listen to any concerns they might have. It’s a good opportunity to talk to people. And we’ll also have some badges and other goodies to pass out to the children.” For more information about Public Safety Day, please contact the Lee County Fire Department at (803) 484-5274.

Vote to approve $550M of S.C. road work delayed COLUMBIA (AP) — A board that pays for major road projects in South Carolina has delayed its decision on how to spend $550 million and may reconsider which projects get money. The Department of Transportation has released a list of seven interstate widening projects it wants to tackle. But Thursday, the State Infrastructure Bank voted to delay for two weeks its decision to approve the list. The bank apparently wants to consider more

projects. Board members discussed taking the money from widening Interstate 77 in Richland County and using it for design work on other projects that were not part of the DOT list. One of those projects is reconstructing the intersection of Interstate 20 and Interstate 26 in Columbia. The project is the state’s top priority but didn’t make it on the list because the $700 million price tag would leave the state with nothing else to spend. Bank members discussed using $38 mil-

lion that was supposed to pay to widen I-77 to three lanes from I-20 to South Carolina Highway 277 and put it toward designing projects such as the I-20 and I-26 interchange. Other proj-

ects mentioned that weren’t on the DOT list included improvements to I-26 in Spartanburg County, widening I-20 near the Georgia state line, widening I-26 northwest of Columbia,

widening I-26 in Berkeley County, widening Interstate 85 from the Georgia state line into Anderson County and improving the interchange between I-26 and Interstate 95.

The new approach would get those projects closer to being ready for construction should more money become available, State Infrastructure Bank Board Chairman Don Leonard said.

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The Shepherd’s Center, 24 Council St., will hold a public information class from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Tracy Pender will discuss Native Americans in South Carolina, their history and culture. A Dreamworks Dance Studio flapjack fundraiser will be held at 8 a.m. today at Applebee’s. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling Ingrid Solberg at (803) 236-9653. Sumter SPCA Paws and Pals will hold a Mutt Strut / Appreciation Day from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center, 1100 S. Guignard Drive (next to the SPCA). This free event will include live music from Pack Road Project, Essence Band, 4-Way Stop and others. There will be a “Howl-OWeen” costume contest for dogs, fun and games for kids, face painting, free nail trimming for dogs and more. Dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccination. Call (803) 773-9292. The United Neighborhood Watch Association will hold a trunk-or-treat event 4-6 p.m. today at Crosswell Park. Sumter Elk’s Lodge will hold a trunk-or-treat event 5-6:30 p.m. today at 1100 W. Liberty St. The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Goodwill Presbyterian Church, 295 N. Brick Church Road, Mayesville. There will be a presentation on the Affordable Care Act. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will host young trick-ortreaters from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. As a safe Halloween stop, deputies will hand out candy and a surprise or two in the parking lot on the right side of the building, 1281 N. Main St. Call Cpl. Gene Hobbs at (803) 4362010. The Shepherd’s Center annual flea market and bake sale will be held 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Lincoln-Trinity Center, 24 Council St. Call (803) 773-1944. The Annual Sumter Life Chain will be held 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, along Broad Street between North Salem Street and Bethesda Church of God. Call Hugh Wilson at (803) 481-7972 for instructions. Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Parking is available in the parking area nearest the entrance to the fellowship hall. Call Ann Driggers at (803) 3098085.

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Reporting doom as fact: ‘American Blackout’ BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH You know things are weird when too many “real” things resemble episodes of “The Simpsons.” “American Blackout” (9 p.m. Sunday, National Geographic, TV14) is something the channel is calling a “movie event.” But don’t go looking for stars. It “imagines” a cyber attack on the American power grid and the confusion and chaos that would ensue. It combines “real,” self-generated footage from actual recent blackouts and natural disasters with dramatic scenarios of characters coping with a sudden loss of power. In the rather lurid and dark imagination of these filmmakers, it takes only a few moments of uncertainty to turn Americans coast to coast into rampaging rioters, looters, frightened recluses and shoot-on-sight paranoids. Structured in a similar way as the 2008 horror film “Cloverfield,” “Blackout” is also like those frequent sequences on “The Simpsons” where the residents of Springfield descend into anarchy at the drop of a hat. Only on “The Simpsons,” it’s presented as satire. Here, on the network that airs “Doomsday Preppers,” it’s seen as predictive. Much like those fake specials on Animal Planet and Discovery about mermaids and sea monsters, this film does a shameful job of mangling the distinction between documentary and makebelieve. But it’s doubly troubling when it’s based on such a jaundiced view of human nature. For the record, a major blackout did occur in 2003, affecting parts of the Northeast, the Midwest and Ontario. The

kinds of violence and riots depicted on “Blackout” did not occur. In fact, many in Manhattan recall the blackout as a time of neighborly cooperation and solidarity. That vision clearly does not make for a great horror movie event, or jibe with the rancid tabloid agenda of the National Geographic Channel or its co-owner, Fox Cable Networks. • A little too well-made to be enjoyably terrible, “Zombie Night” (9 p.m. Saturday, Syfy, TV-14) might as well have been titled “Just Another Zombie Movie.” But it’s not a cheeky sort of “Sharknado” spoof that we’ve come to expect from this Z-movie channel. For starters, there’s no wordplay in the title. Watching cadavers stumble through “Zombie Night” did get me thinking that there’s got to be a boon in work opportunities for Hollywood extras these days. All you need is a shuffle in your step. But it might not make for the most attractive screen test. And these movies do have a way of exhuming some careers. Look for Daryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall and Shirley Jones in this shocker. • Sometimes I think that if the women portrayed in Lifetime movies actually watched Lifetime movies, they wouldn’t get in half as much trouble. But then there wouldn’t be any more Lifetime movies. Meredith Monroe stars in “The Husband She Met Online” (8 p.m. Saturday, TV-14). She’s Rachel, a busy hotel event planner. Too busy, it seems, to meet men the old-fashioned way — at events in hotels. So she finds a guy (Jason GrayStanford) who seems

wealthy, charming and romantic on paper, at least — or on screen, in this case. And wouldn’t you know, his name is Craig. Had Rachel watched “The Craigslist Killer” on Lifetime, she might have had a clue that her cyberbeau would turn out be obsessive, jealous and controlling. • With Halloween on the wing, Hallmark returns with “The Good Witch’s Destiny” (9 p.m. Saturday, TV-PG), the sixth installment in this movie franchise, starring Catherine Bell (“Army Wives”) as the serene suburban sorceress Cassie Nightingale. Happily middle-aged and ensconced in comfortable Middleton, Cassie’s birthday and a number of wedding parties turn out to be less than enchanting. • Ashley Judd, Trace Adkins and Dennis Haysbert host a three-hour documentary miniseries “Civil War 360” (8 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian). Each presides over an examination of the war from the point of view of their own distant ancestors, who had roles in the bloody conflict. • As Louisiana’s former governor, Edwin Edwards emerged as one of America’s great political rascals and quotable figures. Once on the eve of certain political victory, he stated, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.” He won. So it’s sad to see this American original reduced to playing a doddering 86-year-old around his 35-year-old third wife, Trina, on “The Governor’s Wife” (10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Sunday, A&E, TV-14). He’s Ozzie to her Sharon; Hef to her Kendra.

Two of his 60-something daughters also get into the act. The “comedy” here is as telegraphed as “Wife” is contrived. Only people who can’t read this column without having to move their lips will enjoy it. It’s really that stupid.

Saturday’s Highlights • The St. Louis Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series (7:30 p.m., Fox). • Ohio State hosts Penn State in college football (8 p.m., ABC). • A mysterious tycoon (John Goodman) takes an interest in the band on “Dancing on the Edge” (9 p.m., Starz, TV-MA). • Paul McCartney, Natalie Portman, Katy Perry, Chris Hemsworth, and James Corden appear on “The Graham Norton Show” (10 p.m., BBC America, TV-14). • Edward Norton hosts “Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14), featuring musical guest Janelle Monae.

Sunday’s Highlights • Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): the Benghazi consulate attack; the Edward Snowden leaks; New York’s Metropolitan

Opera. • The St. Louis Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the World Series (8 p.m., Fox). • A map holds promise of escape on “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). • The Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers on “Sunday Night Football” (8:20 p.m., NBC). • A fight for clients begins on “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • Moray hopes to expand on “The Paradise” on “Masterpiece Classic” (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). •A team searches for supplies on “The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC, TV-MA). • Carrie puts on a brave face on “Homeland” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA). • A shipment from Tampa receives a personal escort on “Boardwalk Empire” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA). • Johnson’s son seems out of touch on “Masters of Sex” (10 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA). • Joanna’s lawyer struggles on “Witches of East End” (10 p.m., Lifetime, TV-14). • Stuart throws a party on “Hello Ladies” (10:30 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).

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Health care website needs dozens of fixes WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into a dysfunctional health care rollout, Obama administration officials said Friday they’ve found dozens of website problems that need fixing and tapped a private company to take the lead. They said most of the problems will be fixed by the end of November. Jeffrey Zients, a management consultant brought in by the White House to assess the extent of problems with the HealthCare.gov site, told reporters his review found issues across the entire system, which is made up of layers of components interacting in real time with consumers, government agencies and insurance company computers. It will take a lot of work, but “HealthCare.

gov is fixable,� Zients said. The vast majority of the issues will be resolved by the end of November, he asserted. He stopped short of saying the problems will go away completely. The administration also said it is promoting one of the website contractors, Quality Software Systems Inc., to take on the role of “general contractor� shepherding the fixes. QSSI was responsible for two components of the website, a major linchpin that works relatively well and an accounts registration feature that froze and caused many of the initial problems. HealthCare.gov was supposed to be the online portal for uninsured Americans to get coverage under President Obama’s health

care law. Touted as the equivalent of Amazon. com for health insurance, it became a huge bottleneck immediately upon launch Oct. 1. The flop turned into an embarrassment for Obama and will likely end up as a case study of how government technology programs can go awry. The briefing from Zients came a day after executives of QSSI and the other major contractor, CGI Federal, told Congress that the government didn’t fully test the system and ordered last-minute changes that contributed to clogging the system. Next week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify. Zients gave some new details about the extent of the problems,

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SHAQUILLE O. McELVEEN BISHOPVILLE — Shaquille O’Neal McElveen, 20, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, as the result of a car wreck. He was born May 24, 1993, in San Marcos, Texas, a son McELVEEN of Levern McElveen Jr. and Donna Dobson McElveen. He received his formal education at Lockhart, Texas, and Lee County schools and was a 2011 graduate. He was a member of Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church and Green Bay Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed by Jiffy Lube, McDonald’s and Lady Foot Locker.

Survivors are his mother and step-father of the home; his father, Levern McElveen, and step-mother, Sharon Ray of Lockhart, Texas; two brothers, DeVionja McElveen of the home and Livarik McElveen of Lockhart, Texas; stepsister Kenya Shaw of Timmonsville; stepbrother Natory Shaw of Fortland, Fla.; grandmother Gertia Mae Dobson of Lynchburg; grandfather Donnie Lee Dobson of New Zion; six aunts; and four uncles. Celebratory services for Mr. McElveen will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Central High School, Highway 341, Wisacky. The Rev. Jimmie C. McGill, officiating; the Rev. Travis Laws, presiding; Minister Thomas Scott and Bishop Larry Dob-

son, assisting. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church, 1900 Mount Zion Church Road, Olanta. Mr. McElveen will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Family is receiving friends at the home of his mother and step-father, Donna McElveen and James Benjamin, 301 Rouse Road, Bishopville. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning.

CLAUDETTE WILLIS COWARD — Claudette Willis, 67, of Coward, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at her residence. Claudette was born in Manning, the daughter of Clelan and Eileen Robinson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Lee Willis Sr.; and a sister, Sheila Riley. Claudette is survived by a daughter, Lora (Jim) Estep of Florence, and a son, Richard (Kelly) Willis Jr. of Eliot, Maine; a brother, Preston Robinson of Sumter; three sisters, Paulette (RL) Conyers, Susan (Steve) Hamm and Vera Gainey, all of Sumter; and three grandchildren, James Estep Jr., Tyler Estep and Brittany Willis. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Jefferson Road Free Will Baptist Church, 999 Jefferson Road, Sumter, SC 29153. The family will receive visitors prior to the service from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church.

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JOENELL EPPS ALCOLU — Joenell Epps, 48, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Harvest Health Rehabilitation Center, 3647 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. He was born July 27, 1965, in Alcolu, a son of Lewis and Louise Hudson Epps. Family is receiving friends at the home of his parents, 1544 Pinecrest Acres, Alcolu. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning.

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Oct. 23, 2013, at Tuomey Medical Center in Sumter. Born in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Nancy Singleton Morris and Morris Singleton Sr. The family will receive friends at 144 K St., Sumter, SC 29150. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc.

FRED L. HATFIELD Sr. Fred L. Hatfield Sr., 74, died on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Roper Hospital in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home.

LILA MAE BAILEY Lila Mae Bailey, 81, wife of the late Alfred Brodie, died Wednesday,

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FIELD from Page A1 University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.), and he never really talked about his high school days. When we’d visit Sumter, his family and friends would tell me about the amazing things he did. “So it’s special to now have this (field) named after him.” Solomon’s senior year of high school was the first year of Sumter High’s existence. Desegregation brought together the student bodies from all-black Lincoln High School and overwhelmingly white Edmunds High School for the 1970-71 school year. Solomon quickly became the first star for Sumter High, rushing for 1,969 yards and 28 touchdowns on 208 carries during the 9-3 season. He went on to an NCAA record-setting career as a quarterback at Tampa and an 11-year career as a wide receiver in the National Football League in which he had 371 catches and won two Super Bowls starting for the San Francisco 49ers. “Freddie was the finest football player I ever saw,” said Vin Hoover, a teammate of Solomon for four years at Tampa and a friend for the remainder of his life. “I played with 10 first-round (NFL draft) picks, and Freddie (a second-round selection of the Miami Dolphins in ‘75) was the finest player I ever played with. If he would have been at Oklahoma, he would have won the Heisman Trophy.” Hoover’s admiration for Solomon, who passed away in February of 2012 after a bout with cancer, went beyond his exploits on the football field. “Freddie was a wonderful, outstanding man,” Hoover said. “He was my friend and he taught me how to be a man. You should be proud to have him as part of your community.”

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Dee Solomon, wife of the late Freddie Solomon Jr., is hugged by Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee as former Sumter High School football coach Steve Satterfield admires the monument that was dedicated to the football star on Friday night.

Steve Satterfield, the SHS head coach who happened upon Freddie Solomon Jr. during spring practice prior to the ’70 season, echoed Hoover’s sentiments. “Freddie’s athletic ability doesn’t come close to matching to what he has done with his ministry,” Satterfield said. Solomon’s “ministry” was working with at-risk children in the Tampa area through the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. He began doing that soon after he retired from the NFL in 1985 and returned to live in Tampa.

Solomon made such an impact on the community that he had a sheriff’s department annex named after him and was honored with a tribute ceremony by the University of Tampa a few weeks prior to his death. The Tampa community now has the Freddie Solomon Boys & Girls Club, which will be operated by Dee. “I feel like I know all of you because Freddie always talked about Sumter,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee, who was in attendance along with several of his deputies. “He loved being from Sumter and telling people about it. It’s really

something to be here and on this field where he played.” Freddie’s brother, Richard, spoke on behalf of the family and thanked those who worked on having the field named after him and the ceremony as well. He thanked current Sumter School District superintendent Frank Baker as well as former superintendent Randolph Bynum. Bynum was the superintendent when the District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the field Freddie Solomon Field in February this year. Reach Dennis Brunson at (803) 774-1241.

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Stocks rise for 3rd week on technology companies’ gains NEW YORK (AP) — Strong third-quarter results from technology companies drove investors into stocks on Friday, giving the market its third straight weekly gain. After reporting results that topped expectations, Microsoft rose 6 percent, and Amazon.com rose 9 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index hit a record. The Nasdaq is the highest it’s been in 13 years. The gains were broad. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 rose, led by telecommunications with an increase of 1 percent. Earnings for companies in the S&P 500 index are expected to grow 4.5 percent in the third quarter over the same period a year ago, according to S&P Capital IQ, a research firm. While respectable, that rate of growth is less than half of what was expected at the start of the year. Some market watchers say even that profit growth may not last. They note that much of it is coming from cutting expenses, not in-

creasing revenue, as the global economy remains sluggish. “The question is: What is the outlook for earnings?” Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities, said. “There is only so much you can do with cost-cutting.” The Dow rose 61.07 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 15,570.28. The S&P 500 rose 7.70 points, 0.4 percent, to 1,759.77. The S&P also closed at a record high Tuesday. The Nasdaq composite rose 14.40 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,943.36. That was its highest close since September 2000. Major U.S. stock indexes have soared this year. The S&P 500 is up 23 percent, the Nasdaq composite 31 percent. In addition to higher earnings, investors have been encouraged by continued economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Many had expected the Fed to pull back from its stimulus before the end of year, but now think the central bank will hold off until next year, possibly until March.

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Field’s dedication fitting way to memorialize football great S umter Memorial Stadium will have another name added to it today: Freddie Solomon Field. It was on that field that the late Freddie Solomon had his finest moments as a Sumter High School quarterback who set records with his amazing skills and earned the designation by most sports writers and editors as the greatest high school football player in South Carolina history. He went on to a stellar career in the National Football League as a wide receiver who played on

two San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl championship teams. It’s only fitting he should be memorialized in such a significant way. He not only captured the imagination of sports fans in Sumter and elsewhere, but also the admiration and respect from friends who knew him best. They knew, as we know today, that Freddie was a great athlete and football player. But they also came to know him as an even better person. He was modest and kind to all who met him for

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the first time. He never bragged about his athletic exploits or sought to profit from them as so many professional athletes have done. Football never fully defined Freddie Solomon. It was his outreach to at-risk and troubled young people as a valued member of the Tampa Sheriff’s Office that shone through as one of his proudest accomplishments. He was beloved, appreciated and revered by his law en-

forcement teammates. Before he died, an annex to the Tampa Sheriff’s Office was dedicated in his name. An honor guard from that office came to Sumter to participate in a memorial ceremony as a thoughtful gesture of respect for him. As a role model, Freddie compares favorably with one of Sumter’s finest sports stars, Bobby Richardson. Both have given graciously of themselves to young and

old alike and led exemplary lives in service to others. How fortunate Sumter has been to have such class acts in our midst. Tonight’s dedication ceremonies will remind us of a too-short life well-lived. Without a doubt, one does not have to be a sports fan to know that Freddie Solomon, who grew up among us and kept growing in compassion and unselfishness, was in a league of his own. Today a field of dreams bearing his name will add even more luster to Memorial Stadium.

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RLINGTON, Va. — When William F. Buckley, running as the Conservative Party’s candidate for mayor of New York in 1965, was asked what he would do if he won, he replied: “Demand a recount.” Robert Sarvis, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia, will not need to do this. Hours before Gallup reported record nationwide support — 60 percent — for a third party to leaven politics, Sarvis was declared ineligible for the final de- George WILL bate for gubernatorial candidates because he fell a tad short of a 10 percent average in recent polls. None of this disturbed his leisurely enjoyment of a tunaburger lunch before sauntering off in search of free media, about the only kind he can afford. Equanimity is his default position and almost his political platform: Why be agitated when your frenzied adversaries are splendidly making your case about the poverty of standard political choices? The Democratic and Republican candidates, Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, each say no good can come from electing the other fellow; Sarvis amiably agrees with both. In Sarvis, the man and the moment have met. He is running at a time of

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maximum distrust of established institutions, including the two major parties. He has little money, but McAuliffe and Cuccinelli have spent millions of dollars on broadcast ads making each other repulsive to many Virginians who surely feel as Will Rogers did: “You got to admit that each party is worse than the other.” Furthermore, the partial shutdown of the government especially annoyed Sarvis’ state, which has the nation’s second-highest per capita federal spending (Alaska is first) — northern Virginia is a dormitory for federal workers, and southern Virginia’s military installations include the world’s largest naval complex. At the national level, the most potent third-party candidates have had vivid personalities and burning issues: Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, taming corporations; Strom Thurmond in 1948, asserting regional grievances relating to race; George Wallace in 1968, venting class and cultural resentments; Ross Perot in 1992, shrinking the federal deficit. Sarvis is more bemused than burning. During an intermission in the telecast of a notably disagreeable McAuliffe-Cuccinelli debate, viewers heard from their television sets a woman’s voice asking, “Can’t vote for these guys?” Then Sarvis’ voice:

“Like you, I can’t vote for Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow-minded social agenda. I want a Virginia that’s openminded and welcoming to all. And like you, I don’t want Terry McAuliffe’s cronyism either, where government picks winners and losers. Join me, and together we can build a Virginia that’s open-minded and open for business.” McAuliffe is an enthusiast for, and has prospered from, government “investments” in preferred industries, which is a recipe for crony capitalism. Cuccinelli is a stern social conservative, an opponent of, among other things, gay marriage. Marriage equality interests Sarvis (whose mother is Chinese) because his wife is black, so his marriage would have been illegal in Virginia before the exquisitely titled 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. Sarvis, who is 37 and may look that old in a decade or so, graduated from Harvard with a mathematics degree, earned a law degree from New York University and clerked in Mississippi for a judge on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. After a spell as a mathematics graduate student at Berkeley, Sarvis worked for a San Francisco tech startup, then earned a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University. In 2011, he

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ran as a Republican against the state Senate majority leader, a 31-year incumbent. Outspent 72-to-1, Sarvis got 36 percent of the vote. He must scrounge for media attention because he fares poorly in polls that reinforce the judgment that he is not newsworthy. But he is. William Buckley won only 13.4 percent of the 1965 mayoralty vote but he energized a growing constituency and legitimized the practice of voting outside the confines of traditional political choices. Five years later, the New York Conservative Party’s U.S. Senate candidate — Buckley’s brother Jim — was elected with 38.8 percent of the vote in a three-way race. Third-party candidacies are said to be like bees — they sting, then die. Still, Sarvis is enabling voters to register dissatisfaction with the prevailing political duopoly. Markets are information-generating mechanisms, and Virginia’s political market is sending, through Sarvis, signals to the two durable parties. “The saddest life,” said the dyspeptic H.L. Mencken, “is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.” Sarvis will escape both fates.

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SPORTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013

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Wilson Hall wraps up top seed in 3A playoffs FROM STAFF REPORTS

coming. Nonetheless, Sumter came out focused and jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter. “We did a good job as a staff as far as the homecoming week of preparing our kids for this game,” said Gamecocks head coach Reggie Kennedy, whose team improved to 2-1 in Region VI-4A. “We know every game at this point is important, and we came into this game probably off one of our better weeks of practices all year. I think early on we were going through a transition phrase, but we are now coming together at the right time.”

COLUMBIA — Wilson Hall wrapped up the top seed in the SCISA 3A state playoffs on Friday, beating Ben Lippen 51-14 at the Ben Lippen field. Barons head coach Bruce Lane said the win was important for many reasons. “First and foremost, it means we will have home field advantage and to get to wear our blue jerseys the rest of the way as long as we win,” said Lane, whose team improved to 9-0 on the season and 8-0 in 3A play. Lane said he was proud of his LANE team’s effort. “I think you saw what we are offensively tonight,” said Lane, whose team closes out the regular season at home against Laurence Manning Academy. “Ben Lippen made some plays and went right down the field on us. We appeared to be out of sorts, but we got it together and played the way we know we can.” The Falcons, who fell to 2-7 and 2-6, took the opening kickoff and drove 63 yards in nine plays for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 8:39 remaining in the first quarter. The Falcons held the Barons on downs on their first possession and took over at their 20yard line. They were unable to do anything this time though, and the Barons were back in business. This time, quarterback William

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Sumter wide receiver Justin Martin, left, catches a touchdown pass in front of Carolina Forest’s Terick Graves during the Gamecocks’ 51-12 victory over the Panthers on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium’s Freddie Solomon Field.

SHS declaws Panthers 51-12 Barnes throws 3 TDs to help Gamecocks keep pace in region BY COREY DAVIS Special To The Item

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It all came together for the Sumter High School football team on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. Behind junior quarterback James Barnes, who threw for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 7 of 8 passing, the Gamecocks posted their largest margin of victory this season BARNES with a 51-12 rout over Carolina Forest at the newly named Freddie Solomon Field to improve their record to 4-5 overall.

Friday Sumter 51, Carolina Forest 12 Crestwood 28, Manning 8 Harstville 42, Lakewood 6 Lee Central 14, Lake City 12 Carvers Bay 38, East Clarendon 6 Hemingway 42, Scott’s Branch 6 Wilson Hall 51, Ben Lippen 14 Florence Christian 34, Robert E. Lee 6 Laurence Manning 41, Porter-Gaud 32 Clarendon Hall 62, Faith Christian 6

Before the game, a dedication ceremony was held to name the field after Solomon, the late Sumter High great. In addition, the Gamecocks also were surrounded by the spectacle of home-

Knights topple Manning 28-8 BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com

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Crestwood’s Shamari Fakih (6) tries to run past Manning’s Keenan Brown during the Knights’ 28-8 victory on Friday at Ramsey Stadium in Manning.

MANNING — A loss last week to Marlboro County High School forced the Crestwood Knights football team to give up control of the Region VI-3A race. Now anything is possible with one week remaining. After a 28-8 victory over Manning at Ramsey Stadium on Friday, the Knights can only hope to beat Lakewood and see if they can win the region title. Crestwood improved

to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in region play. “There is nothing else we can do,” said Crestwood head coach Keith Crolley, whose team is tied with Hartsville and Marlboro County heading into CROLLEY the final week of the season. “If we don’t win (against Lakewood) we don’t have a chance. But if we win, we have a chance and you never know. “You just have to see

what happens and let the cards fall where they may, and we’ve got to play the hand we’re dealt,” Crolley added. “If we’ve got the winning hand, we’ve got the winning hand. If we don’t, then we turn around and hopefully strike up another hand. We don’t want to fold out of the game, that’s for sure. With Friday’s loss, Manning is eliminated from playoff contention as the team fell to 5-4 overall and 1-3 in region play. SEE KNIGHTS, PAGE B2

5 Keys to Victory BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com The joy and rapture that enveloped Gamecock Nation following South Carolina’s 52-7 football victory over Arkansas two Saturdays ago was replaced by angst and trepidation following last Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Tennessee. Just when USC fans thought their team had turned the corner against Arkansas, Carolina returned to the inconsistency it has displayed the majority of the season. To make matters worse, the things that needed to happen for South Carolina to put itself in a position to

win the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division did happen. Georgia suffered its second conference loss and Missouri topped Florida. A victory over Tennessee would have set up a showdown between the Gamecocks and undefeated Missouri where a USC victory would have put it in the driver’s seat to win the East. Now for USC, the game is reduced to needing a victory just to keep alive any hope of winning the East. That is not out of the realm of possibility for Carolina; it needs to win today and win out over the rest of its SEE CAROLINA, PAGE B3

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(9) Clemson at Maryland in College Park, Md. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com It was just one game and there is still a lot left on the table for the Clemson football team to achieve. However, the Tigers’ 51-14 dismantling at the hands of Florida State left their hopes of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division at slim and none. Clemson would need the Seminoles to lose twice in their final five games against ACC foes, and there doesn’t appear to be two — and even one if FSU continues to play like it did in Death Valley — on the schedule. Losing to Florida State

wasn’t an unexpected thing; Clemson was an underdog even though it was at home. The beatdown the Tigers endured was surprising. No one could truthfully say they anticipated such a thrashing. It is just one loss though and Clemson can still have a tremendous season, not just the one of which it had dreamed. If the Tigers win out over the final five games, they will have an 11-win season and be in line for a BCS bowl bid. Clemson is an attractive team because of its highpowered offense and its great fan base. Even the SEE CLEMSON, PAGE B3


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Swampcats clinch 4th seed in 3A MANNING — Laurence Manning Academy clinched the No. 4 spot in the SCISA 3A state playoffs with a 41-32 victory over PorterGaud on Friday at Billy Chitwood Field. The Swampcats are now 7-3 overall and 5-3 in 3A play. Locking up the No. 4 seed means LMA will play host to a first-round game in the state playoffs. Laurence Manning trailed 10-7 at halftime, but opened a 27-24 lead after three quarters. The Cyclones fell to 3-7 overall and 3-5 in 3A play. LEE CENTRAL LAKE CITY

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Lakewood High School suffered its fifth straight loss on Friday, falling to Hartsville 42-6 at J. Frank Baker Stadium. The Gators fell to 2-7 overall and 0-4 in Region VI-3A. They saw their hopes of earning a spot in the state playoffs come to an end. Hartsville improved to 8-1 and 3-1. CLARENDON HALL FAITH CHRISTIAN

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SUMMERVILLE — Clarendon Hall improved to 6-3 on the season with a 62-6 victory over Faith Christian on Friday at the Faith Christian field. The Saints close out the regular season by traveling to Andrew Jackson Academy this Friday. JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL ANDREW JACKSON CLARENDON HALL

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SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall closed out its season with a 22-16 loss to Andrew Jackson Academy on Thursday at the CH field. The Saints, who finished the year with a 2-6 record, were led by Dylan Way with 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Bobby Ashba ran for a pair of 2-point conversions. Ben Corbett led the defense with seven tackles, Cameron Earles had six and Wells Robinson and Way both had five. B TEAM FOOTBALL PORTER-GAUD LAURENCE MANNING

SUMTER from Page B1 Sumter didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard. After forcing Carolina Forest to three downs and out on its first series, junior Ky’Jon Tyler gave SHS solid field position on a 30-yard punt return. Two plays later, Tyler scored on a 39-yard screen pass from Barnes to make it 7-0 with 10:12 remaining in the first quarter. Following another Carolina Forest three-and-out, SHS used a 4-play, 58-yard drive for a touchdown. It was capped by running back Russell Jenkins, who rushed for 91 yards on 13 carries, scoring on a 5-yard run to push the advantage to 14-0 with under eight minutes left in the opening quarter. The Gamecocks’ special teams again made a big play as sophomore Xzavion Burson’s 45-yard punt return for a touchdown off a line drive kick allowed SHS to extend a 21-point lead with 5:58 to go in the first. Sumter then turned to its running game, rushing for 313 yards and picking up 479 yards of total offense. “I think the biggest thing is we ran the football a little bit more in our power game, and we had more downhill action,” Kennedy said. “I thought we were better than them up front, and we were able to take advantage of that in the game.” The Gamecocks continued the onslaught in the second quarter as Barnes threw his second touchdown pass of the game. He connected with senior wide receiver

Justin Martin on a 61-yard touchdown pass down the middle of the field to stretch the lead to 28-0. Barnes’ third touchdown pass came just before the half as he found junior wide out Marquise Moore for a 5-yard score to cap a 14-play, 68-yard drive to make it 35-6. “James threw the ball well and made some good throws,” Kennedy said. “I was real pleased with the way we were able to get some big plays in our passing game.” Sumter’s defense applied constant pressure on Carolina Forest quarterback William Brunson, sacking him six times, five in the first half. The Gamecocks held Carolina Forest to minus 1 yard rushing in the first half and limited its offense to 86 total yards at the break. Carolina Forest coach Drew Hummel raved about the Gamecocks’ defensive unit. “They’re a very solid defensive football team with a lot of speed and aggression,” said Hummel, whose team fell to 1-9 overall and 0-2 in region play. In the fourth quarter, Sumter ballooned the advantage to 45-6 on junior placekicker Vincent Watkins’ 42yard field goal. Backup sophomore quarterback Alec Brumback tacked on the last score on a 15-yard touchdown run. Junior wide receiver Kyle Belack scored both touchdowns for Carolina Forest. Sumter plays host to Conway on Friday with a chance to clinch at least second place in the region and earning a home game in the Division I state playoffs on the line.

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BISHOPVILLE — Lee Central improved to 3-1 in Region VII-2A with a 14-12 victory over Lake City on Friday at the Lee Central stadium. The Stallions improved to 5-4 overall. They will play host to Timberland, which is 4-0 in region play, this Friday with the region title on the line. Lake City fell to 1-8 and 1-3. HARTSVILLE LAKEWOOD

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CHARLESTON — Laurence Manning Academy suffered its only loss of the season in its season finale on Thursday, falling to Porter-Gaud 30-14 at the P-G field. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime, but the Cyclones tossed a shutout in the second half. Pierce Renold had three touchdown runs for Porter-Gaud. Brewer Brunson rushed for 129 yards on 20 carries, including a 44yard scoring run, to lead the Swampcats. Brunson also ran for a 2-point conversion. Garrett Black had 78 yards on 11 carries, while Jake Jordan picked up 51 yards on four carries. Jordan was 6-for-10 passing for 87 yards, including a 21-yard TD pass to Wyatt Rowland.

KNIGHTS from Page B1 The Monarchs will travel to Bennettsville to take on Marlboro County next week for their final game. “It’s very disappointing,” said firstyear Manning head coach Tony Felder. “I hate it for our seniors going out. We knew this would be a rebuilding season.” The Knights defense held MHS to 197 total yards, while the offense didn’t turn the ball over. The Crestwood running game did the rest. “Defensively we set the tone early and were able to take advantage of some things we got from that and our kids played well,” Crolley said. “I’m as proud of as I can be of them. “They threw the ball a lot more than what we’ve seen from them,” he added. “I know (running back John Maddox) was out for them and he’s a heck of a running back for them. Their kids played hard and didn’t give up.” Not having Maddox seemed to limit the running game of the Monarchs, who managed just 28 rushing yards on 18 carries. Junior Ra’Quan Bennett led MHS with 36 yards rushing on 11 carries. The team relied on the arm of sophomore quarterback Donny Baker, who was 16 of 28 for 169 yards, including a touchdown and two interceptions. “Granted last week we got shut out with the ground game so that was something we worked on this week – putting the ball in the air to give our quarterback a chance with

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Manning’s Ni’Twaun Hill, front, goes up for catch as Crestwood’s Johnny Smalley defends during Friday’s Region VI-3A matchup at Ramsey Stadium in Manning. The Knights won 28-8.

some high percentage short passes,” Felder said. “It kind of worked, but special teams kind of got us to where we had to come from behind and do some things we didn’t want to do.” Crestwood senior Ty’Son Williams rushed for 135 yards on 19 carries and had three scores to lead the rushing attack. Jason McDaniel added 68 yards on 32 carries and a score and had 40 yards receiving to lead the team as well. Ni’Twan Hill had the lone score for MHS in the first quarter as the Monarchs trailed just 14-8 at half-

BARONS from Page B1 Kinney wasted no time in taking command as he scampered 49 yards, breaking several tackles along the way, to score and tie the game at 7-7 with 3:43 left in the opening period. Wilson Hall’s staunch defense again held BL to a three-downs-and-out series on its next possession. The Barons took over at their 31, and fullback Parker McDuffie scooted 48 yards on the first play to the Falcons’ 21. Kinney connected with running back Jay Goodson on a wheel route for a 25-yard TD pass on the final play of the first quarter. An Andrew Kinney interception on a diving grab on Ben Lippen’s next possession, putting Wilson Hall in business at Ben Lippen’s 35. Three plays later, Goodson scampered 27 yards to score. Cody Hoover’s extra point gave Wilson Hall a 21-7 lead with 8:35 left in the second quarter. Ben Lippen wasn’t ready to quit and marched down the field to score and pull within 21-14 with 5:45 to go in the first half. However, Wilson Hall wasn’t impressed and took only

time, but allowed 14 unanswered points in the second half thanks to some key turnovers. The Knights extended their lead at the 9:29 mark of the third quarter when McDaniel scored on a 1-yard TD run to make it 21-8. In the fourth quarter, a Manning fumble on a punt return set up the Knights in prime field position at their 41-yard line. Five plays later, Williams scored on a 14-yard TD run. Manning had just five offensive possessions in the second half and three of them resulted in turnovers.

three plays to score, capped by a 30-yard run by Goodson to make it 28-14 with 4:09 left in the half. The scrappy Falcons moved down the field and appeared ready to score when McDuffie snagged an interception and ran all the way back to the Ben Lippen 15. However, a facemask penalty brought the ball back. The Barons were able to get a 32-yard field goal from Cody Hoover with 29 seconds left in the half for a 31-14 halftime lead. The Barons took the second-half kickoff and needed only two plays and 48 seconds to get on the board. William Kinney hit Hoover on a slant and Hoover took it to the end zone for a 54-yard TD pass, giving the Barons a 38-14 lead with 11:12 to go in the third quarter. After forcing the Falcons to punt, William Kinney hit Hoover in the right flat, and Hoover again scored on a 54-yard touchdown pass with 6:12 to go in the third quarter. Lane lauded Hoover’s play. “We’ve kind of felt all year that Cody had that kind of capability,” Lane said. “We were glad to see him step up tonight. It looks like he’s peaking just at the right time.” McDuffie scored from four yards out for the Baron’s final score.

FRIDAY’S STATE PREP FOOTBALL SCORES A.C. Flora 58, Lower Richland 8 Abbeville 55, Mid-Carolina 0 Allendale-Fairfax 50, Branchville 0 Andrew Jackson 47, Indian Land 24 Augusta Christian 20, Heathwood Hall 17 Bamberg-Ehrhardt 14, Barnwell 10 Batesburg-Leesville 39, Newberry 19 Battery Creek 42, Burke 0 Beaufort Academy 30, James Island Christian 20 Belton-Honea Path 63, Wren 46 Bishop England 35, Woodland 7 Blackville-Hilda 39, Fox Creek 13 Blue Ridge 49, Pickens 18 Blythewood 52, Lugoff-Elgin 14 Boiling Springs 35, Dorman 31 Broome 51, Woodruff 48 C.A. Johnson 28, Lewisville 20 Camden Military Academy 47, McBee 19 Carolina Academy 40, Francis Hugh Wardlaw 28 Carvers Bay 46, East Clarendon 14 Cathedral Academy 41, Coastal Christian Prep 8 Chapin 30, Dreher 7 Chapman 16, Union County 15

Charleston Collegiate 76, Laurens Academy 44 Cheraw 29, Central 7 Chesnee 63, Blacksburg 13 Chesterfield 35, Buford 14 Christ Church Episcopal 52, St. Joseph 22 Clarendon Hall Academy 62, Faith Christian 6 Clinton 42, Chester 21 Crescent 46, Landrum 39 Crestwood 28, Manning 8 Cross 33, Baptist Hill 0 D.W. Daniel 49, Walhalla 0 Dillon 44, Loris 0 Dillon Christian 21, Trinity Byrnes School 8 Dutch Fork 62, White Knoll 14 Edisto 56, Wade Hampton (H) 20 Emerald 41, Palmetto 24 Estill 54, Bethune-Bowman 0 Fairfield Central 33, Pelion 16 Florence Christian 34, Robert E. Lee Academy 6 Fort Dorchester 62, Bluffton 34 Fort Mill 28, Lancaster 15 Gaffney 35, Riverside 9 Goose Creek 49, Wando 21

Greenville 70, Berea 14 Greenwood 28, Easley 3 Greer 42, Southside 7 Hammond 41, Pinewood Prep 22 Hanahan 55, Hilton Head 21 Hartsville 42, Lakewood 6 Hemingway 42, Scott’s Branch 6 Hillcrest 69, T.L. Hanna 14 Hilton Head Christian 45, Palmetto Christian 36 Hilton Head Prep 41, St. Andrew’s, Ga. 9 Holly Hill Academy 46, Bible Baptist 6 Irmo 44, Richland Northeast 13 James F. Byrnes 76, Mauldin 49 James Island 27, R.B. Stall 13 Johnsonville 27, Creek Bridge 6 Lake Marion 32, Kingstree 28 Lake View 45, Green Sea Floyds 8 Lamar 22, Great Falls 14 Latta 61, Hannah-Pamplico 0 Laurence Manning Academy 41, Porter-Gaud 32 Laurens 28, Westside 27 Lee Central 14, Lake City 12 Lexington 50, Aiken 40

Marion 38, Waccamaw 14 Marlboro County 39, Darlington 0 McCormick 24, Dixie 21 Midland Valley 19, Airport 14 Military Magnet Academy 50, Lincoln 0 Mullins 46, Aynor 28 Myrtle Beach 17, Georgetown 10 Nation Ford 26, Rock Hill 21 Ninety Six 28, Saluda 25 North Augusta 42, South Aiken 6 North Charleston 32, Academic Magnet 29 North Myrtle Beach 33, St. James 0 Northwestern 45, York Comprehensive 15 Orangeburg Prep 21, Cardinal Newman 10 Orangeburg-Wilkinson 28, Berkeley 10 Patrick Henry 56, St. John’s Christian 44 Pendleton 56, Liberty 27 Powdersville 29, Carolina High and Academy 21 Richard Winn Academy 53, Pee Dee Academy 26 Ridgeland 20, Garrett Academy of Technology 16 Ridgeland-Hardeeville 20, Garrett Academy 16 Seneca 45, West Oak 7 Silver Bluff 34, Calhoun County 6

Socastee 45, Wilson 13 South Florence 48, Conway 7 South Pointe 42, Clover 0 Southside Christian 41, Whitmire 22 Spartanburg 54, Wade Hampton (G) 8 Spring Valley 35, Ridge View 8 Stratford 21, West Ashley 0 Strom Thurmond 42, Gilbert 23 Summerville 56, Colleton County 21 Sumter 51, Carolina Forest 12 Swansea 32, Brookland-Cayce 28 Thomas Heyward Academy 52, Northwood Academy 44 Timberland 42, Andrews 14 Timmonsville 54, C.E. Murray 12 Travelers Rest 35, Eastside 0 W.W. King Academy 46, Jefferson Davis Academy 6 Wagener-Salley 28, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 25 Ware Shoals 42, Calhoun Falls 26 Westwood 27, Camden 13 Whale Branch 28, St. John’s 14 Wilson Hall 51, Ben Lippen 14 Woodmont 46, J.L. Mann 29


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Backup QBs in spotlight for Mizzou, USC with nine and 13 tackles for loss. All the pressure upfront allows Missouri to generally rush four, freeing defenders to sit back in coverage. The Gamecocks must contain their opponent’s defensive line and give Thompson time to throw.

BY JAKE KREINBERG The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. — A pair of backup quarterbacks will have a big say in the Southeastern Conference East Division race this weekend. After defeating Florida 36-17 in his first career start, Missouri redshirt freshman Maty Mauk again leads the No. 5 Tigers as James Franklin recovers from a separated throwing shoulder. Opposing him will be South Carolina junior Dylan Thompson, who hopes to save the No. 20 Gamecocks’ season as Connor Shaw looks on with a sprained left knee. Mauk gave Missouri a 2-game cushion in the division last week by throwing for 295 yards against a Gators defense that previously allowed only 152 passing yards per game. Thompson is no stranger to playing despite making only his third career start. He’s participated in 21 games and engineered wins over East Carolina, Clemson and Michigan last season. He’s thrown for 421 yards this year after 1,027 in 2012-13. “I think it helps, but it’s a

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The SEC’s leading rusher is enjoying a breakout season. Averaging 125.6 rushing yards per game, the Gamecocks’ sophomore has run for 100 yards against every opponent except Vanderbilt. If he’s successful Saturday, he’ll force Missouri to put more defenders up front and open the passing game for Thompson. MISSOURI’S RUNNING BACK HEALTH AP PHOTOS

Missouri backup quarterback Maty Mauk, left, and South Carolina backup QB Dylan Thompson look to lead their respective teams to victory today when No. 20 South Carolina travels to Columbia, Mo., to take on fifth-ranked Missouri.

new team, new game,’’ he said. “Missouri’s a great team, they’ve got a good crowd. We have to be ready for that. This week’s the biggest game we’ve played yet.’’ Some things to watch in this SEC East showdown: REVERSAL OF FORTUNE

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BY DAVID GINSBURG The Associated Press

Running back Roderick McDowell (25) and the rest of the Clemson Tigers look to bounce back from their loss to Florida State with a win over Maryland today in College Park, Md.

conference games, another Missouri loss and no other team with just two conference losses. In the result of a 3-way tie, the tiebreaker would likely go Missouri’s way since it would like have suffered just one division loss while South Carolina has two losses in the East. After today’s game, the Tigers play host to Tennessee before traveling to Kentucky and Mississippi. They play host to Texas A&M in their final regular-season game, so another loss could be out there. First things first for the Gamecocks though. They have to play much better than they did last week if they’re to march into the SEC’s other Columbia and pick up a victory. Here are five things that need to happen today if USC is to pull out the victory: 1. A HEAVY DOSE OF DAVIS

Running back Mike Davis had 137 yards on 21 carries against Tennessee, but in the fourth quarter Only three of those carries came in the fourth quarter, two on Carolina’s final possession when the Volunteers knew absolutely, positively that the ball would not be going in the air. South Carolina seems to be pretty effective running the football when it sticks a fullback in front of Davis and puts at least one tight end on the line.

team ready to pounce. Wins at home over the Gamecocks and Tennessee next week would clinch the division. QUARTERBACK PRESSURE

Missouri leads the SEC in sacks (23) while South Carolina has yielded 10 in its past three games. Tigers end Michael Sam ranks first individually

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in its first SEC road game at South Carolina, losing 31-10 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Shaw threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and completed a school-record 20 consecutive passes. In just their second season in the league, the Tigers now appear to be the

Missouri relies on 234.4 rushing yards per game to take some pressure off its quarterbacks, and is able to do so because of its trio of running backs. But both sophomore Russell Hansbrough (turf toe) and junior Marcus Murphy (concussion) sustained injuries against Florida last week, and junior Henry Josey survived a scare with his surgically reconstructed left knee. All three are expected to play this week, but their health will be closely monitored.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and his players have spent the past week trying to get over a lopsided loss to Florida State. Maryland can relate. Coach Randy Edsall and the Terrapins went through a similar exercise earlier this month. Coming off a 51-14 defeat against the Seminoles, No. 9 Clemson looks to rebound today against injury-riddled Maryland in perhaps the final meeting between two charter There would have been nothing wrong with a fullback and double tights on the field in the fourth quarter and try to impose your will a bit. The Gamecocks need a big game from Davis — and that’s the case with or without Connor Shaw at quarterback — in order to limit the time Mizzou’s offense is on the field. 2. GREAT PASS BLOCKING

USC head coach Steve Spurrier isn’t going to abandon the pass, nor should he. Dylan Thompson can’t do some of the things that Shaw can do with his feet, but Thompson has a strong arm and can fling the ball around. However, it will be going against a Missouri front four that is dynamic and can get pressure on the quarterback with a 4-man rush. The Tigers are averaging three sacks a game and had six against Florida. Carolina’s O line has to be able to give Thompson some time to throw the football. He can buy himself some time by moving around the pocket, and knowing he is going to play should have helped Thompson in his preparation. 3. STOP THE RUN

Mizzou rolled up 500 yards of total offense against Florida, which has the top-ranked defense in the SEC, and it did with a great balance of running and passing. Missouri ran for 205 yards and passed for 295. South Carolina needs to stop the Tigers’ rushing attack, namely Henry Josey, who rushed for 136

yards and a touchdown on 18 carries against Florida. However, he is one of three Mizzou backs who has rushed for at least 357 yards, so the Gamecocks need to be able to stand up to the pounding throughout the game. 4. GET AFTER MAUK

Missouri is going to throw the football. It didn’t blink an eye last week when Maty Mauk took over for injured James Franklin at quarterback. Mauk was 18 for 36 for 295 yards with one TD and one interception. The Gators didn’t get a single sack last week. If USC can limit the run and put the Tigers in obvious passing situations, it would hope to be able to get pressure on Mauk. He needs to be throwing on the run or with a defender bearing down on him, possibly forcing him into some ill-advised throws. 5. LIMIT THE BIG PLAYS

This has been the biggest problem for the Gamecocks defense all season, and it actually did a good job of limiting Tennessee last week. That being said, the Vols did get the big pass completion on third down and 10 yards to go to set up the game-winning field goal. It was just a great pass, put right on the money with the wide receiver making a great catch despite being well defended. Mizzou is likely going to be able to move the ball; USC doesn’t need to allow the quick strikes. If it does, it could be a long night.

members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers (6-1, 4-1) were unbeaten before being taken apart by Florida State. Swinney is confident that the Tigers have put that behind them, because if they don’t one defeat could lead to another. Some things to know about the Clemson-Maryland matchup: TAJH IS TOPS

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd already owns the school record for yards passing with 9,992. With 74 yards today, the senior will move into second place on the ACC charts be-

CLEMSON from Page B1 BCS bowls are looking for teams that will put the people in the seats, and perhaps more importantly, the hotels, restaurants, etc., in that particular town. For any of that to take place though, Clemson has to take care of business, starting today on the road against Maryland. Here are five things the Tigers need to have happen to come away with a victory: 1. DON’T LET FSU BEAT YOU TWICE

It is open for debate whether it’s easier to put a close loss behind you or a blowout defeat. With all of the fanfare and hype leading up to last week’s contest though, the losing team was going to have to be able to find a way to move past the game. Some might say getting spanked makes it easier to move past a loss because there is no agonizing over a misplay here or there that could have changed the game. That being said, getting beat the way Clemson did could open the door to doubt over just how good you are. Clemson just needs to make sure its attention is on Maryland and isn’t distracted by the loss. 2. COME OUT THE GATES FAST

Maryland is a team that is reeling right now. Although the Terrapins are 5-2 on the season, they are coming off a 34-10 loss to Wake Forest. Of course, Clemson hammered the Demon Deacons 56-7. Two weeks before that, the undefeated Terps went to Tallahassee, Fla., and were dismissed by a 63-0 score. Clemson needs to pounce early and take away any hopes Maryland might have of spring-

hind only Phillip Rivers. BROWN OUT

Second-stringer Caleb Rowe will start for Maryland ahead of C.J. Brown, who’s out with an upper-body injury. UNKNOWN ENTITY

The Tigers knew all about Diggs and Long. They don’t know much film on Levern Jacobs and Amba Etta-Tawo, the new starters at wide receiver for Maryland. Also, Albert Reid will start at running back for Brandon Ross. Combine all that with Rowe starting for Brown, and Clemson is left with an uncertain scouting report. ing an upset. One way to do that is .... 3. TURN TAJH BOYD LOOSE

Boyd easily had his worst game of the season against FSU, completing just 17 of 37 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown while throwing two interceptions. Some say that Boyd has established the fact that he doesn’t play well in big games, and there might be a kernel of truth to that. However, Clemson needs to get Boyd’s confidence back, and the best way to do that is to let Boyd throw early and often. He should have a big game today. 4. KEEP PRESSURE OFF OF BOYD

While some quarterbacks thrive when being chased by defensive linemen, most do not. Boyd is much better when he is having time to pick out his receivers. Boyd was sacked four times by FSU, meaning he has gone down 17 times this season while trying to pass. While the Terrapins have had their struggles defensively, they do have 19 sacks. Linebacker Marcus Whitfield leads the Terps with 6 1/2 sacks. Clemson’s offensive line needs to keep the Maryland defensive line out of Boyd’s face. 5. RUN MCDOWELL MORE

Roderick McDowell is averaging 5 yards a carry for the Tigers; the only problem is that number comes on just 89 carries. The Sumter High School graduate is being effective when he gets his opportunities, there just aren’t that many of them. Close to a quarter of his carries and yardage came in the season-opening victory over Georgia. Perhaps Clemson doesn’t want to run “Hot Rod” as much because of concerns over his size, but he should be getting more than 14 touches a game (carries plus catches).


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Cardinals fatigue has set in for some BY JIM SALTER The Associated Press

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Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, is unable to handle the throw as St. Louis pinch runner Pete Kozma scores on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning of Thursday’s Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park in Boston. The Cardinals took advantage of two Red Sox errors in the inning en route to a 4-2 victory that evened the series at a game apiece.

Redbirds turn tables, pull even BY RONALD BLUM The Associated Press BOSTON — Michael Wacha and his Cardinals bullpen provided the power pitching. Carlos Beltran, injected with a painkiller, came through with a huge hit. And this time, it was the Red Sox who were tripped up by fielding failures. Wacha bested John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and St. Louis beat Boston 4-2 Thursday night to even the World Series at a game apiece. “Somebody would have to kill me in order for me WACHA to get out of the lineup,’’ said Beltran, undeterred by bruised ribs that landed him in the hospital a night earlier. Matt Holliday tripled and scored on Yadier Molina’s fourthinning grounder, but David Ortiz put Boston ahead 2-1 in the sixth when he pounced on an 85 mph changeup for a two-run homer just over the Green Monster in left field. That ended Wacha’s scoreless streak at 18 2/3 innings — a rookie record for a single postseason — but it was all he gave up. Selected by St. Louis last year with the first-round draft pick received as compensation when Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels, Wacha has been so good lately that a St. Louis restau-

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rant he walked into had named a milkshake after him, the “Wacha Wacha.’’ The 22-year-old right-hander, the NL championship series MVP after beating Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw twice, threw a career-high 114 pitches and allowed two runs, three hits and four walks in six innings with six strikeouts. He improved to 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four outings this postseason, matching the amount of regular-season wins he has in his brief career. “They don’t swing at bad pitches, really,’’ Wacha said. “They did a good job tonight grinding out at-bats with me and got the pitch count up.’’ “He pitched outstanding,’’ Molina said. “Just one pitch, to a great hitter like Big Papi.’’

But then Lackey, who in 2002 with the Angels became the first rookie in 93 years to win a World Series seventh game, faltered in a 3-run seventh. St. Louis went ahead when Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly that led to a pair of runs, with the second scoring on errors by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and reliever Craig Breslow — both making their Series debuts. Beltran, an 8-time All-Star making his first Series appearance at age 36, followed with an RBI single. He had been sent to a hospital for scans Wednesday night after bruising ribs while banging into the right-field fence to rob Ortiz of a grand slam. Beltran appeared to be wearing protective padding under his jersey. “When I left the ballpark yesterday, I had very little hope that I was going to be in the lineup with the way I felt,’’ he said. “When I woke up, I woke up feeling a little better. And I came to the ballpark, talked to the trainer. I was able to get treatment and talk to the doctors, and find a way to try anything I could try just to go out there and feel no pain.’’ He said he took an injection of Toradol to block the pain for five or six hours. “The good thing is tomorrow I have the day off,’’ he said. When the Series resumes today in St. Louis, Jake Peavy starts for the Red Sox and Joe Kelly for the Cardinals.

ST. LOUIS — Who wouldn’t love a baseball team from the quaint Heartland, the team that produced gentlemanly Stan Musial and fans so friendly they sometimes cheer opposing players? Apparently, a growing legion. As the World Series moves to St. Louis on Saturday, vast regions of the Midwest and South still love their Cardinals. But nationally, there are signs that Cardinals fatigue has set in. That’s not completely unexpected given the team’s recent omnipresence in the postseason. All the Haterade was probably inevitable with the emergence of snarky websites and social media — though Twitter co-founder and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey surely didn’t envision all the 140-words-or-less nastiness directed at his beloved team. It began in the first round of the playoffs with some national commentators openly rooting for the Pirates to beat St. Louis. It was more about Pittsburgh’s story-

book emergence after a two-decade playoff drought than hate of the Cardinals, but it didn’t go unnoticed in Cardinals country. Then there are the online barbs. In a recent column on the website Deadspin, Drew Magary called St. Louis a “dump’’ and took particular exception to the team’s fervent fan base. “Wanna know who you really are, Cardinals fans?’’ Magary wrote. “You are this. You are poorly disguised Yankees fans in ugly Christmas sweaters carrying a Jell-O mold to your neighbor’s door.’’ When their run of success began in 2000, the Cardinals were the happy story — red-clad fans with high school footballlike enthusiasm for their overachieving Midwestern midmarket team. Since then, the Cardinals have been in 10 of the last 14 postseasons. They’ve played in the National League championship series eight times in the span. This World Series appearance is their fourth since 2004. Some are literally tired of seeing red.

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St. Louis, the baseball team in the heartland that produced gentlemanly Stan Musial, a team known for fans so friendly they sometimes cheer opposing players, suddenly finds itself under fire from fed-up fans. As the World Series shifts to Busch Stadium, there are growing signs of Cardinals fatigue.

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Shift to National League city means no World Series DH League game, only because it’s what we’re most accustomed to, but also just the thought process that goes into it,’’ Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “But I do understand, too, the American League side and I think it’s a good mix.’’ There appears to be little chance the DH will spread to both leagues or disappear. DHs averaged $8,099,112 in salary in 2012, according to figures compiled by the players’ association, second only to first basemen at $8.56 million. Players don’t want to give up 15 pricey jobs and MLB has little desire to add 15.

BY RONALD BLUM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — It’s not just the stadium and uniforms that will change when the World Series shifts to Busch Stadium for Game 3 on Saturday night. With the switch to the National League city, there won’t be a designated hitter. Adopted by the American League for the 1973 season, the DH first appeared in the Series in 1976, and it was used in even-numbered years through 1984. Since 1986, the DH has been in the lineup for games in AL cities. The move to St. Louis means Boston slugger Mike Napoli is on the bench for Game 3 tonight and David Ortiz takes over at first base. “If I were commissioner I’d certainly change it, where we could get Nap in there,’’ said Jake Peavy, Boston’s Game 3 starter. “I think that we certainly have a little bit of a disadvantage, just simply because of the way our roster is constructed as opposed to theirs. They’re a National League ballclub, and they’re going to play with their normal lineup tomorrow night, with the way they were built. Being an American League team we’re going to miss a

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With the World Series shifting to St. Louis, Boston designated hitter David Ortiz will have to play first base, putting Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli on the bench instead.

huge middle-of-the-lineup bat tomorrow night.’’ AL DHs have a .241 Series average with 15 homers and 56 RBI, according to STATS LLC.

NL DHs hit for a higher average (.248) but with less run production (12 homers, 46 RBI). “I do enjoy the National

The Cardinals’ 4-2 win in Game 2 received an 8.3 rating and 14 share on Fox and was seen by an average of 13.4 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research said Friday. The rating was up 6 percent from a 7.8 1/2 for San Francisco’s 2-0 victory over Detroit in the second game last year, and viewers were up 9 percent from 12.3 million. The two-game average of 8.5/14 is up 10 percent from last year’s 7.7/12 and the 13.9 million viewers are up 13 percent from last season’s 12.3 million. GOLD WATCH

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Adam Wainwright found out he was a finalist for a Gold Glove and couldn’t resist poking fun at himself over the timing of the announcement. Wainwright, who won a Gold Glove in 2009, noted a pitcher who is strong defensively can really help — “If you can catch little popups right to you.’’ After going error-free during the regular season, the 19-game winner hasn’t forgotten what happened in this year’s World Series opener. He called for an easy pop fly and then assumed 5-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina would take over, and the ball fell between them for a hit by Stephen Drew that helped Boston to a 2-run second inning and a 5-0 lead. LUCKY FAN

The ball that Shane Victorino hit for a grand slam to help the Boston Red Sox advance to the World Series will be auctioned off next month. Trailing by a run in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the AL championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Boston loaded the bases on a double, a walk and an error. Victorino hit an 0-2 pitch from Tigers pitcher Jose Veras over the Green Monster and the Red Sox went on to win 5-2 to clinch the series.


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 4:30 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Indian Grand Prix Pole Qualifying from Greater Noida, India (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour BMW Masters Third Round from Shanghai (GOLF). 7:40 a.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Match from London -- Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9:55 a.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Match from Manchester, England -- Stoke vs. Manchester United (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). Noon -- College Football: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M (WOLO 25). Noon -- College Football: Georgia Tech at Virginia (WACH 57). Noon -- College Football: Nebraska at Minnesota (ESPN). Noon -- College Football: Louisville at South Florida (ESPN2). Noon -- College Football: Houston at Rutgers (ESPNEWS). Noon -- College Football: Wake Forest at Miami (ESPNU). Noon -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Goodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Headache Relief Shot 500 Practice from Martinsville, Va. (FOX SPORTS 1). Noon -- LPGA Golf: Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Third Round from Taoyuan, Taiwan (GOLF). Noon -- College Football: Oklahoma State at Iowa State (SPORTSOUTH). 12:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Matchfrom Southampton, England -- Fulham vs. Southampton (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 1:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 from Martinsville, Va. (FOX SPORTS 1, WEGX-FM 92.9). 2 p.m. -- College Football: The Citadel at Chattanooga (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 3 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: Kansas City at Philadelphia (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Tennessee at Alabama (WLTX 19). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: North Carolina State at Florida State (WOLO 25). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Texas Tech at Oklahoma (WACH 57). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Clemson at Maryland (ESPN, WWBD-FM 94.7, WPUB-FM 102.7). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Michigan State at Illinois (ESPN2). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Boston College at North Carolina (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 3:30 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour AT&T Championship Second Round from San Antonio (GOLF). 3:45 p.m. -- College Football: West Virginia at Kansas State (FOX SPORTS 1). 5:30 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: Dallas at San Jose (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6:30 p.m. -- PGA Golf: CIMB Classic Third Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Football: UCLA at Oregon (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- College Football: South Carolina at Missouri (ESPN2, WIBZ-FM 95.5, WNKT-FM 107.5). 7 p.m. -- College Football: Baylor at Kansas State (ESPNU). 7:30 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: World Series Game Three -- Boston at St. Louis (WACH 57). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Texas at Texas Christian (FOX SPORTS 1). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Florida Atlantic at Auburn (SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. -- College Football: Penn State at Ohio State (WOLO 25). 9 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat for the IBF Light Heavyweight Title, Deontay Wilder vs. Nicolai Firtha for the WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title and Peter Quillin vs. Gabriel Rosado for the WBO Middleweight Title from Atlantic City, N.J. (SHOWTIME). 10:30 p.m. -- College Football: Stanford at Oregon State (ESPN). 10:30 p.m. -- College Football: Fresno State at San Diego State (ESPN2). 10:30 p.m. -- College Football: Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State from Birmingham, Ala. (ESPNU). 11 p.m. -- College Football: California at Washington (FOX SPORTS 1). 11 p.m. -- PGA Golf: CIMB Classic Final Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 4 a.m. -- Amateur Golf: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Final Round from Longkou, China (ESPN2). 5 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Indian Grand Prix from Greater Noida, India (NBC SPORTS NETWORK).

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE STATE Today (5) Missouri vs. (20) South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) (9) Clemson at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) (13) LSU vs. Furman, 7 p.m. Samford at Wofford, 1:30 p.m. Citadel at Chattanooga, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Charleston Southern, 1 p.m. High Point at Presbyterian, 2 p.m. VMI at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. UNC Pembroke at Newberry, 6 p.m. Carson Newman at North Greenville, 2:30 p.m. Benedict at Morehouse, 2 p.m. ACC Today (3) Florida State vs. N.C. State, 3:30 p.m. (WOLO 25) (7) Miami vs. Wake Forest, noon (ESPNU) (16) Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 3:30 p.m. Boston College at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (FOX SPORTSOUTH) Georgia Tech at Virginia, 12:30 p.m. (WACH 57) Pittsburgh at Navy, 1 p.m. SEC Today (1) Alabama vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. (WLTX 19) (11) Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic, 7:30 p.m. (SPORTSOUTH) (14) Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt, 12:21 p.m. (WOLO 25) Idaho at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m. TOP 25 Today (2) Oregon vs. (12) UCLA, 7 p.m. (ESPN) (4) Ohio State vs. Penn State, 8 p.m. (WOLO 25) (6) Baylor at Kansas, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) (8) Stanford at Oregon State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) (10) Texas Tech at (17) Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m. (WACH 57) (15) Fresno State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2) (18) Louisville at South Florida, noon (ESPN2) (19) Oklahoma State at Iowa State, noon (SPORTSOUTH) (21) Central Florida vs. Connecticut, noon (23) Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m. (25) Nebraska at Minnesota, noon (ESPN)

NBA PRESEASON Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Charlotte 105, Cleveland 92 Detroit 99, Minnesota 98 Houston 109, San Antonio 92 Portland 90, Golden State 74 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 8 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

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NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 2 0 .714 152 127 N.Y. Jets 4 3 0 .571 134 162 Miami 3 3 0 .500 135 140 Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 159 178 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 187 131 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 145 146 Houston 2 5 0 .286 122 194 Jacksonville 0 7 0 .000 76 222 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 5 2 0 .714 148 135 Baltimore 3 4 0 .429 150 148 Cleveland 3 4 0 .429 131 156 Pittsburgh 2 4 0 .333 107 132 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 7 0 0 1.000 169 81 Denver 6 1 0 .857 298 197 San Diego 4 3 0 .571 168 144 Oakland 2 4 0 .333 105 132 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 4 3 0 .571 200 155 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 169 196 Washington 2 4 0 .333 152 184 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .143 126 216 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 161 103 Carolina 4 3 0 .571 170 96 Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 153 157 Tampa Bay 0 7 0 .000 100 163 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 4 2 0 .667 168 127 Detroit 4 3 0 .571 186 167 Chicago 4 3 0 .571 213 206 Minnesota 1 5 0 .167 132 181 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 6 1 0 .857 191 116 San Francisco 5 2 0 .714 176 135 St. Louis 3 4 0 .429 156 184 Arizona 3 4 0 .429 133 161 Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Carolina 31, Tampa Bay 13 Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 9 7 2 0 14 27 13 Toronto 10 7 3 0 14 34 24 Detroit 11 6 4 1 13 25 30 Tampa Bay 9 6 3 0 12 32 26 Montreal 10 6 4 0 12 33 20 Ottawa 9 4 3 2 10 27 25 Florida 10 3 6 1 7 22 35 Buffalo 11 1 9 1 3 15 33 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 9 7 2 0 14 31 20 Carolina 10 4 3 3 11 23 29 Washington 10 5 5 0 10 30 30 N.Y. Islanders 9 3 3 3 9 29 28 Columbus 9 4 5 0 8 23 23 New Jersey 10 1 5 4 6 20 33 N.Y. Rangers 8 2 6 0 4 12 31 Philadelphia 9 2 7 0 4 13 25 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 9 8 1 0 16 28 12 Chicago 10 6 1 3 15 31 27 Nashville 11 6 4 1 13 22 26 Minnesota 11 5 3 3 13 24 23 St. Louis 7 5 1 1 11 27 19 Winnipeg 11 4 5 2 10 28 33 Dallas 9 4 5 0 8 25 29 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 10 8 1 1 17 41 18 Vancouver 12 7 4 1 15 35 35 Anaheim 10 7 3 0 14 33 27 Phoenix 11 6 3 2 14 35 35 Los Angeles 11 7 4 0 14 33 29 Calgary 10 4 4 2 10 29 37 Edmonton 11 3 7 1 7 31 43 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Vancouver 3, New Jersey 2, SO Boston 2, San Jose 1 Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Montreal 4, Anaheim 1 Tampa Bay 6, Chicago 5, OT Nashville 3, Winnipeg 2, OT Minnesota 3, Carolina 1 Dallas 5, Calgary 1 Washington 4, Edmonton 1 Los Angeles 7, Phoenix 4 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at Columbus, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina at Colorado, 9 p.m. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Edmonton at Phoenix, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Dallas, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Washington at Calgary, 10 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games San Jose at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

GOLF CIMB Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $7 million Yardage: 6,924; Par: 72 Second Round Keegan Bradley 65-66â&#x20AC;&#x201D;131 -13 Ryan Moore 63-72â&#x20AC;&#x201D;135 -9 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 67-69â&#x20AC;&#x201D;136 -8 Chris Stroud 67-69â&#x20AC;&#x201D;136 -8 Sergio Garcia 66-71â&#x20AC;&#x201D;137 -7 Marc Leishman 72-65â&#x20AC;&#x201D;137 -7

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Newton, Panthers hammer Bucs BY FRED GOODALL The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; From an 0-2 start to back over .500 for the first time in five years. Cam Newton and the surging Carolina Panthers are gaining confidence with each victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At no point did I ever doubt this group of guys,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach Ron Rivera said Thursday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an optimist, but I really did believe that it was just a matter of time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Newton continued a dazzling string of performances by throwing for two touchdowns and

running for a third in a 31-13 rout of the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The victory was the third straight for the Panthers (4-3), whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won four of five after dropping their NEWTON first two of the season. An efficient Newton has thrown for 667 yards, six TDs and no interceptions, while also rushing for two TDs during the winning streak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just feel as if my production is off a lot of other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pro-

duction,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Newton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to solely say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m playing great, it also means that a lot of other guys are playing great behind the scenes. This is not a oneman show. I understand that, and I will not have that type of attitude.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Newton tossed a 1-yard TD pass to Greg Olsen in the first quarter and added a 3-yarder to Mike Tolbert on the first play of the fourth quarter for a 28-6 lead. Newton had his way against the Bucs in between those scores, too, setting up a nifty 12-yard TD run by DeAngelo

Williams and getting into the end zone himself with a 6-yard run midway through the third quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to win a lot of football games with your quarterback playing like that,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Olsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn the ball over, our running game was consistent. With a defense like ours, those are ingredients that make you very hard to beat.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Newton was 23 of 32 for 221 yards passing. He also rushed for a team-high 50 yards on 11 attempts. Just as important, he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turned the ball over in the past three weeks.

Hamlin wins Martinsville pole, Johnson 2nd BY HANK KURZ JR. The Associated Press

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Denny Hamlin promised he would be a factor in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway, and he went out and proved it by leading a parade of drivers who smashed the track qualifying record. Hamlin turned a lap at 99.595 mph around the 0.526-mile oval, the oldest and shortest in the HAMLIN Sprint Cup Series. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his 17th career pole, third at Martinsville and career-best fifth this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we were going to be pretty strong,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hamlin said about the track where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won four times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we had a shot at the pole and, beyond that, I think our car is pretty good in race trim as well.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Johnson, a five-time champion for Hendrick Mo-

By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 99.595. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 99.344. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 99.344. 4. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 99.183. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 99.162. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 99.084. 7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 99.007. 8. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 98.815. 9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 98.79. 10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.774. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.748. 12. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 98.712. 13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 98.702. 14. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 98.656. 15. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 98.553. 16. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.553. 17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.527. 18. (41) Aric Almirola, Ford, 98.41. 19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 98.4.

torsports, will start the race with a four-point lead over Matt Kenseth in the championship, and surrounded by Kenseth and his teammates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hamlin and Kyle Busch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Johnson said when asked if being surrounded made him nervous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe I should be, but not as of now. We will all race hard Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure. We have all been, at least so

20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 98.394. 21. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 98.379. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 98.328. 23. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 98.129. 24. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 98.053. 25. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.048. 26. (51) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 97.972. 27. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 97.855. 28. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 97.83. 29. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 97.78. 30. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 97.78. 31. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 97.674. 32. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 97.618. 33. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.568. 34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 97.498. 35. (55) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 97.473. 36. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 97.448. 37. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points. 39. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points.

far, have been a lot of situations with each driver and been able to race hard and take it right to the line, but not cross it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Johnson and Busch actually tied in qualifying at 99.344 mph, but Johnson was awarded the second spot based on the owner points tiebreaker, moving Busch to the third spot with Kenseth alongside.

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Bradley opens up 4-stroke lead at CIMB Classic KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Keegan Bradley is playing so well at the CIMB Classic that not even the fact his beloved Boston Red Sox are in the World Series can distract him. Teeing off on Friday in Malaysia while the Red Sox were playing the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series in Boston, Bradley sunk seven birdies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including five in a six-hole stretch on his back nine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to shoot a 6-under 66 BRADLEY and open up a 4-stroke lead over Ryan Moore heading into the weekend. Moore didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow up his stellar play in the opening round â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when he made 10 birdies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with an equally strong second round. He had three bogeys to go with three birdies in an even-par 72 and sits at 9-under 135, a stroke ahead of Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud in a tie for third.

133-yard second hole with a pitching wedge and finished with a 3-under 69 in swirling wind conditions to reach 7 under at Sunrise Golf and Country Club. South Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun Young Yoo of South Korea and Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carlota Ciganda were tied for second. Yoo had a 69, and Ciganda shot 70. PERRY UP 1 IN SAN ANTONIO

SAN ANTONIO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kenny Perry birdied five of the first six holes and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead Friday in the Champions Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AT&T Championship. He birdied the first three holes, dropped a stroke on the par-3 fourth, then birdied the next two holes. He added birdies on Nos. 12, 14 and 15. Tom Pernice Jr. was a stroke back after a 66, and Langer and Anders Forsbrand followed at 67. From wire reports

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YANGMEI, Taiwan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Suzann Pettersen had a hole-in-one and increased her lead to five strokes Friday after the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship. The defending champion aced the

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1860 & 1838 Wyboo Ave. (Manning), South on Hwy 260 towards Dam. Turn Right on Patriot Rd. 1/2 mile to Wyboo Ave. Follow signs. Sat. 7AM. Guns, fishing tackle, rods/reels/lures, and related items. Paddle boat, stainless steel fish table, pressure washer, grandfather clock, Mahoghany desk, spinning wheel, furn, hshld, clothes, glassware, tools, misc.

Professional Remodelers Home maintenance, ceramic tile, roofing, siding & windows doors, etc. Lic. & Ins. (Office) 803-692-4084 or (Cell) 803-459-4773

Community Yard Sale (Pinewood) across from Young's Market . Sat. 7am-3pm. Furn., Mobile BBQ Grill, antiques/collectibles, lots of baby items, tag-along trailers, clothes, and lots more.

Moving & Storage Mover's Helper, Rubbish removal, light hauling. You call, we haul. 316-5919.

Roofing All Types of Roofing & Repairs All work guaranteed. 30 yrs exp. SC lic. Virgil Bickley 803-316-4734.

Tree Service STATE TREE SERVICE Worker's Comp & General liability insurance. Top quality service, lowest prices. 803-494-5175 or 803-491-5154 www.statetree.net

BIG AL'S 2013 New Crop Sweet Potatoes. For more information Call 803-464-6337. Sears Pro-Form Treadmill with Fan, adjustable incline $350 ProSun tanning Bed 28 Bulbs $1750 OBO Both Excellent Condtion Call 803 469-8350

Goodman 2.5 Ton Split heat pump ac heating sys. $650 OBO 803 968-0981. Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439

2370 Addison St Sat. 8-3 . (Hwy 15N, pass Whites Mill. Look for signs. )Downsizing too much to list! St. James Luthern School will be having their annual craft fair November 23rd from 8 am - 2 pm.We are now accepting vendors. $10.00 per table plus a donated door prize. To reserve a table or for more information call 934-8727. We are located at 1137-A Alice Drive, Sumter. 630 Portsmouth Dr. Fri 2-6, Sat 8-2. Tools, furn., ladies hats, clothes and lots more. Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun.

Ricky's Tree Service in search of certified bucket truck operator & power line trimmer. Call 803-435-2223 $$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555 Part-time Position in busy office needed. Please send all response to P-Box 336 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151 Driver Trainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $800+ per week! No experience needed! CDL -Trained and Job-Ready in 15 days! 1-888-263-7364

2BR/1BA Furnished MH off 15 S. No Pets $275/mo + $275/dep. Military discount. Bkgd check Call 481-2836 bfr 6pm . Taking applications for 2 & 3 BR Mobile homes. Large Rms, Clean, quiet areas $350 -$550 Mo. No pets. Call 803 840-5734 Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 Avail Nov 1st. 3br/2ba, 24 x 48 MH. Fenced yard, 10 x 20 deck w /priv. dock, overlooking 22 acre lake. $725/mo + utilities & sec. dep. No pets! Stove/refrig & microwave incl. Mins. from Shaw. Call 803-840-9097 or 840-9098.

Steel Building Bargains Allocated Discounts. We do deals 30x40, 50x60,100x100 and more. Total Construction and Blueprints Available. www.gosteelbuildings. com. Source #18X 803-335-2030

The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SSG Michael Wright 803-667-0985 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979 Multi Specialty Practice in Midlands seeking an experienced medical billing and coding specialist for client and worker's compensation services. This role requires an individual who can perform billing, posting, and other duties as part of an experienced team. Great pay, bonuses and benefits. 3-5 years of medical billing and coding is necessary. (CPC Credentials preferred) Experience working with workers compensation insurance companies. Strong Communication, Organizational, and Multi-Tasking skills required. Email Resume to : infochealthcare@gmail.com F/T Cashier/Inventory needed. Must have some computer knowledge, be self-motivated & energetic. Apply at Wally's Hardware, 1291 Broad St. Sumter KIMBRELL'S FURNITURE Furniture Today Top 100 Furniture retailer seeking career oriented individual for a Sales position at our Sumter Broad Street location. Benefits include group medical insurance, 401K retirement plan, bonuses, paid vacations, paid holidays, and a lot of room for advancement within our 50 store chain. Apply in person at 1070 Broad Street Sumter, SC 29150. Call (803) 934-0266 or email jbmgr@kimbrells.com for further information. Online Application can be found at www.Kimbrells.com

1000 Sq. ft. 526 W Boyce St (Behind Big T Jewelers) $1000 Mo.+ Dep Call 803-435-8094 Kenny

REAL ESTATE

LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 2-3-4-5 bedroom homes on our lot. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

Farms & Acreage FSBO: Land, Small & Large acreage. Owner financing. 803-427-3888.

RECREATION

Boats / Motors 2007 WarEagle John Boat Camo-1548 With 25 Merc 4 Stroke Efi. electric cmc tilt & trim, gunbox, new trolling motor & stainless steel prop. $6,000 OBO call 803-460-4348 or 803-478-5351

TRANSPORTATION Homes for Sale

RENTALS Vans / Trucks / Buses

ROOM For Rent. Bi-weekly or monthly. Near Morris College. Kit. privileges, all utilities incl 469-4668

1990 Ford F250, 7.3 lt diesel, low miles, everything works! $2500 OBO. 972-0771.

Unfurnished Apartments HOLLY COURT APARTMENTS currently have spacious two bedroom apartments for rent. Fully carpeted with central air and heat, water and sewer included. Please call to inquire about our Move In Special. Ph :( 803) 435-8786 Senior Living Apartments for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 Bedroom apartments available EHO

Custom built home in Beach Forest overlooking pond and clubhouse/pool. 4BR w/maple hdwd floors and 3 full baths w/ceramic tiles. 42" solid maple kitchen cabinetry w/stainless steel appliances. 1785 Titanic Ct. Excellent condition throughout Asking $200,000. Details & photos @ www.forsalebyowner.com & w ww.militarybyowner.com. Call 803-968-1187

REAL ESTATE AUCTION

Newly renovated Apts. 2BR All new appliances C/H/A, $650/mo, 7A Wright St. Call 803-773-5186 or 631-626-3460 House for rent, Modern Interior, 3BR/2BA, in Historic District. Chestnut St. Central Heat & Air. $875/mo. Call 803-464-5872 598 Dicks 2BR/1BA C/H/A, $400 Mo/Dep Please call for appt. 803 481-4013 or 803-840-5239 For Rent Sumter Area 2 brick homes 3bd 1 1/2 ba central h/a stove, fridge $500/$650 mo/dep. 4bd 2ba S/W $495 mo/dep. Manning/Sumter area 2 homes, 3 bd 2 ba D/W $600 mo/dep. 2 more homes $450 mo/dep. Call (803)225-0389

2950 HERMITAGE DRIVE

2006 Nissan Frontier SE King Truck, Red 4.0L V6 265 HP, 2WD, auto, AC, CC, PW, PL, CD, liner, tow pkg, 83,000 mi. $9,800. 843-830-1103 A Guaranteed Credit Approval AUTO LOANS We will arrange financing even if you have been turned down before. Loans available for no credit, bad credit, 1st Time Buyers & Bankruptcy buyers. No co-signers needed. Call Mr. Ashley Brown at 803-926-3235

2001 Silver PT Cruiser Good condition asking $3000 OBO Call 803 460-6768 or 460-7238

ONLINE BIDDING OPENS 10/22/13 LIVE CLOSE AUCTION ON 10/29/13

Tudor Place 2231 Preot St 3BR 3BA $950Mo + Dep Call 803 518-3316

Scenic Lake 2Br, 2Ba & 3 Br, 2 Ba. No pets. Call between 9am 5pm ONLY! (803) 499-1500.

Autos For Sale

3 OR 4 BR, 3 ½ BATHS FORMAL DINING LIVING ROOM W/ FP $"3("3"(&t46/300. COMPOSITE DECK )&"5&%100-t(3&"5-0$"5*0/

1 BR 1.5 BA On Second Mill Pond , Quiet & convenient. to USC $550Mo/Dep Call 469-9353

3BR/2BA, C/H/A, No Pets! $425 mo + $300dep. Nazarene Ch. Rd. 5 Person Max. Call 481-8134.

1996 Astro Van, PW, PDL, AC, excellent van! $2,000 OBO. Call 972-0771.

2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport. Loaded 81,900 miles. $6,000 OBO. Call 803-720-1812

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STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

DRIVERS WANTED

We're growing! Exp. motivated CNAs needed. Apply in person at Northwoods Senior Living, 1267 N Main St. Sumter.

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Manufactured Housing

Beautiful Cabin on Lake Marion fully furnished all utilities included, with boat slip. Call Charlotte 803 478-2800 or 464-5352

Corner Oak Fireplace. Propane 26,000BTU. $75. Call 803-473-4220

EMPLOYMENT

Firewood Pallets $20 & $30 5510 Old Camden Rd 803- 666-8078

BUSINESS SERVICES

Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364

Craft fireplace insert $300 OBO. Call 481-8391 or email lj48@ftc-i.net.

MERCHANDISE

LOST: Gray Cat w/light gray strips, short hair, long tail. Chipped, KA tattooed in right ear. Last seen 3490 Tram Rd, Sumter. If found alive, REWARD offered. Please call 803-240-0289

Lucille Taylor Cantey May 9, 1955 - Oct. 24, 2012 Gone but never Forgotten! Love, Your Children and Grandchildren

For Sale or Trade

Firewood for Sale Will Deliver 803 651-8672

Registered Pointer Puppies Born 8/30/13 $100 Johnny Hilton 468-4054

Hope escaped from her new home at 702 Wren St. Oct. 14th. She was last seen on Lawton Circle. Hope is wearing a collar with SQ Rescue tags. Very anxious to get our girl back. If found, please call 803-479-4184 or 803-608-6630.

1731 Polaris Dr Sat 7:30-10 Hshld items, clothing & lots more!

Experienced person needed to work in Property Management/Real Estate Office. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Words computer applications. Experience with Property Management Software a plus. Outstanding organizational & multi-tasking skills are required. Send resume & referenced to Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc., 1229 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 Attn: Joyce Shorter (No Phone Calls Please!)

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