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Judge lowers Tuomey penalty BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com A federal judge revised her judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System downward by more than $39 million on Wednesday, one day after awarding the federal government a $276 million penalty against the local hospital. At the same time, lawyers for Tuomey moved forward by officially filing their notice to appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Senior U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour lowered the financial penalty against Tuomey to about $237.4 million after the federal attorneys submitted a motion to lower the amount to correct what “appears to be a clerical error.” In her initial judgment, Seymour called for Tuomey to pay more than $39.3 million for false Medicare claims, as well as more than $237.4 million in False Claims Act penalties, even though the federal government had only requested the $237.4 million amount. The nine-digit penalty stems from the retrial, completed back in May, of a 2005 lawsuit against the hospital in which the federal government said Tuomey violated Stark Law and the False Claims Act and thereby collected fraudulent Medicare claims between 2005 and 2009. SEE TUOMEY, PAGE A8

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More renovations coming Contract OK’d for continued improvements to Opera House BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Sumter City Council has been homeless now for almost a year. Council members have been meeting in the ground-level City Centre on North Main Street since late last year while various renovations were being done to the Sumter Opera House upstairs. But on Tuesday, council members got some idea of what their chambers on the fourth floor of the Opera House will look like once they can move back in. Members approved a contract for renovations to council chambers that will change the appearance of the room and improve the meeting experience both for council and ordinary citizens. The floors and wall coverings in the chambers will be refurbished, and new video screens will be added to allow those in the audience to follow along with documents at the same time as council. “This will embrace more technology,” City Manager Deron McCormick told council members. “It was time for an upgrade.” The contract for the renovations was awarded to Hunter Builders of Sumter, who put in the low bid of $415,000. BRADEN BUNCH / THE ITEM Work on the interior Clive Roland and Tommy Price with Solid Structures of West Columbia stand in the rafters of the of the council chambers, new clerestory under construction above the Sumter City Council chambers in the Sumter Opera SEE UPGRADES, PAGE A8 House. On Tuesday, council members approved the new phase of renovations to its chambers.

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A Turbeville man is dead after a single-car crash Wednesday morning along Pudding Swamp Road in the eastern arm of Sumter County. According to reports, 38-year-old Dax Kristian Exum was traveling along Pudding Swamp about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday about a mile from Woods Bay Road when his 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck left the road and struck a tree. According to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Exum, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was trapped in the vehicle. Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said Exum was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Law enforcement is seeking help from the public to stop a string of burglaries in a neighborhood near U.S. 15 South. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has had reports of six daytime breakins in the last four months in an area off Pack Road in the Pocalla Springs area. The burglaries have all targeted

homes on the interlocking streets of Amberwood Drive, Brentwood Drive and Cessna Street, a residential neighborhood running alongside the Pocotaligo River. Burglars have hit each of the homes during daylight hours while residents have been away at work. “They’ve taken the typical electronics, TVs and video-game consoles,” said Lt. Robert Burnish with the sheriff’s office investigations division. The sheriff’s office considers this an

MORNING FIRE DESTROYS SIMS STREET HOME Fire destroyed a single-family home in the first block of Sims Street early Wednesday morning. Firefighters with the Sumter Fire Department first received calls alerting them to the fire shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday and found themselves battling the flames for more than three-and-a-half hours. While the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, fire investigators think the blaze started in the kitchen of the 1,200-square-foot home before spreading throughout the house via the attic. Preliminary estimates set the damage to the home and contents at about $72,000. The fire remains under investigation.

School will take e-field trips to Williamsburg COLUMBIA — ETV has partnered with Colonial Williamsburg to broadcast its Electronic Field Trips into South Carolina schools. Live and designed for students to ask questions of the Colonial Williamsburg historians and re-enactors, this Emmywinning program airs monthly on The South Carolina Channel, a free antenna TV service like its sister stations ETV and ETV World. The first program airs at 1 p.m. Oct. 10. A new program will air each month through April of 2014. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and sponsoring donors have provided funding for 23 South Carolina schools, including Willow Drive Elementary School from Sumter School District, to receive scholarships that provide special materials to the classroom. The SC Channel can be found via antenna on channel 27.2. Time Warner Cable carries the channel at 171. For a station listing, go to “About Us” at scetv.org. Learn more about the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips, school scholarships and the schedule at scetv.org/learn.

Mentor, tutor group accepting applications A Sumter-based nonprofit organization that offers free mentoring and tutoring programs as well as therapeutic counseling for youth is now accepting applications. Registration is limited, and Leading America’s Youth Upward Program’s next session starts Oct. 12. For more information, contact Mark Shaw at (803) 236-2313 or markshaw@lay-up. vpweb.com.

unusually high number of break-ins to occur in such a short period of time in such a small area. Investigators are encouraging residents in the area to take precautions and keep an eye out for any suspicious or unfamiliar vehicles or people in the area. “If you do see anything suspicious, please give us a call,” Burnish said. Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (803) 436-2718 or (803) 4362000. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Society plans to share history of popular Southern lancing tournaments in program FROM STAFF REPORTS BISHOPVILLE — For its meeting on Tuesday, the Lee County Historical Society has invited Buddy and Bobbie McCutchen to present a program on lancing and to tell of their efforts, with others, to perpetuate this once very popular sport here and across the state. The McCutchens, who have family ties to Lee County, live in Kingstree. They are historians with special interests in lancing. Buddy’s father, Ladson Fraser McCutchen, was a champion lancer in the 1930s. Do you remember reading in school about the gallant knights of the Medieval Period in England when jousting competitions were held with decorative fanfare in front of kings, queens and adoring ladies? How has this equine sporting event continued in our area? It seems that this sport was very popular in our area during the last century. According to the spring 2013 issue of Carologue, a publication of the S.C. Historical Society, “Lancing had its roots in medieval jousting tournaments, where armored knights were often killed or injured, and the chivalric notion of knights-

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Obviously, lancing conThe local area and Lee testants today no longer County in particular proknock opposing riders off duced an enthusiastic foltheir horses but have devellowing of lancers. Bishopoped a semblance of the ville, Mayesville, St. Matsporting event in which ridthews, Pinewood and Euers attempt to spear rings tawville were centers of lancsuspended from a pole ing in the 1920s and ’30s. structure with a long lance. The local names of McThe sporting event was quite Cutchen, Brearley, Wienges popular after the War Beand others were prominent tween the States, then dein lancing events. clined, only to Amazingly, be revived in the lancing has WANT TO COME? 1920s and ’30s experienced a in our area. recent popular The Lee County Historical Society is “Lancing, or ridrejuvenation. a nonprofit organization that encouring to the rings, Buddy and ages individuals to become interested is an equestrian Bobbie Mcin local, state and national history. It sport in which Cutchen have serves the people of Lee County and riders compete become insurrounding areas without regard to by attempting to volved with race, religion or creed. There is no carry off a susthe Cedar charge for attending the meetings, pended ring on Swamp Lancand all are welcome to attend wheththe tip of a ers of Kinger or not they are members of the lance,” accordstree and have Society. ing to the Caropublished an No reservations are needed. Meetlogue article. article in the ings are held the second Tuesday of Since horses journal of The each month at 7 p.m. and are hosted and horse South Carolina by the South Carolina Cotton Museevents have alHistorical Soum, 121 W. Cedar Lane, Bishopville. ways had and ciety about the continue to have From Sumter, take U.S. 15 north to sport. Their Bishopville and turn left at the third a special place program on traffic light; the museum is the in the hearts of Oct. 8 will tell second building on the left. all Americans of the history but especially of lancing in for Southerners, our area and one can easily understand of those who participated in how the spectacle of a lancthe events, as well as the ing tournament would draw current efforts to keep the participants and followers. sport alive.

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A car parked in the first block of Pine Street reportedly had a broken-out driver’s side window, paint scratched on all sides, a cracked windshield, four flattened tires and dirt poured into the fuel tank between 3:30 and 9 a.m. Monday, causing damage valued at $2,550. The car’s radio, CD player and about 150 CDs were also reported stolen. The items are valued at $700. At 7:29 p.m. Wednesday, an unknown object struck the windshield of the car of a woman driving over the South Guignard Drive flyover bridge, causing $500 in damage to the windshield. Eight tires reportedly sustained punctures causing an estimated $1,100 damage about 5:37 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Honeytree Drive.

Clarendon deputy invites residents to ‘Think Pink’ BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com MANNING — Clarendon County sheriff’s deputy Annett Smith wants residents to Think Pink this Saturday as she sets out to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research with a fashion show and other events. Think Pink will be held for the second year at 6 p.m. Saturday at Manning Junior High School, Smith said, primarily as a salute to breast cancer survivors. “Breast cancer has affected a lot of my relatives and friends,� Smith said. “We also salute other cancer survivors, too.� Saturday’s event, which Smith says will be a “nice, entertaining dinner,� will feature a “fashion show, a parade of hats, praise dancers, gospel singers and a

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good time,� Smith said. “We will also have a band, Live Culture, which features singer Latoya Pugh Green, who is one of our special guests,� she said. TV personality Jeffrey Lampkin will be the event’s second special guest. “(Green) will also be releasing her third book

that evening,� Smith said. “Her previous book, ‘A Sinner’s Prayer,’ is very popular in our community.� Smith said she wanted to host her event in October as a way to also support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “We’ve had so many of our teachers here with breast cancer,� she said. “So many people in our community have it. I just had to do something to honor them during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.� All proceeds will benefit 2014 Clarendon County Relay for Life. “Last year, I think we were able to get more than $2,000 for relay,� Smith said. Tickets for Saturday’s Think Pink are $12 per person. For more information, call Smith at (803) 460-6679, or email annett.smith1@gmail. com.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Local events will benefit victims BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and many local organizations are sponsoring events. Many will benefit the YWCA of the Upper Lowlands Inc. Based in Sumter, the nonprofit serves Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties. Through grants, donations and membership, executive director Yolanda Debra Wilson said the YWCA annually helps: • More than 100 domesticabuse victims, both women and children, through the domesticviolence shelter; • 40 to 50 homeless families through community networking; • 50 non-residential domestic-violence clients through counseling and implementing resources; • 25 recipients of the Gift of Sight program that provides free eye care and glasses; and • 25 women in need of career assistance and development. FRIDAY WHAT: The Future of Domestic Violence: New Issues, New Solutions WHEN: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: The University of South Carolina Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road COST: $30 registration fee includes continuing education units and continuing legal education hours, lunch, snacks and materials. Featured speaker will be Pamela Jacobs. As an attorney, advocate and survivor, she is the director of a statewide coalition that serves survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. To register, visit ywca-enddv. eventbrite.com. “This training is especially designed for law enforcement, victims’ advocates, judges, attorneys and helping agencies,â€? Wilson said. “Also, we want to target area pastors, school counselors and anyone working with youth for this training because they are often the first person domestic violence victims will seek.â€? For more information, contact Debra Wilson at (803) 7737158. SATURDAY WHAT: Third-annual Omega

Man Against Domestic Violence 5K Fun Walk/Run sponsored by the Gamma Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. WHEN: Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Dillon Park, 1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive COST: $10 for ages 13 and below and $15 for ages 14 and above Prizes will be awarded for the top three men and top three women finishers as well as the organization that has the most registered participants. “It’s a great cause,� said Dexter McLendon, chairman for the walk. “It’s kind of like a disease nobody wants to talk about. The more people and the earlier we can educate people that it’s not OK for people to put their hands on you, the better. Come out and take a stand against this horrific act.� His organization raised $500 at this event last year and donated it to the YWCA. “The financial support helps our program, especially with the economy being as it is,� Wilson said. “We need more financial support from organizations and the community. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity reflects men of action that always support the YWCA and (other) great causes. It (their involvement) tells the community that there are positive men that are also passionate about our cause to stop domestic violence.� For more information, contact Dexter McLendon at (571) 215-0505 or at contact@quesgammaiota.org. OCT. 16 WHAT: A Community Response to Domestic Violence WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: USC Sumter Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road COST: Free Sponsored by the Sumter Area Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, the conference will be open to the public, and lunch will be served. For more information, contact Nickie Rogers, director of domestic violence programs at the YWCA and chair of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, at (803) 773-7158 or at ncrogers@ywcasumter.org. OCT. 19 WHAT: Domestic Violence Walk

and Supply Drive WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: The main branch of the Sumter County Library parking lot, 111 N. Harvin St. This event is sponsored by Sumter High School International Baccalaureate students. The following items will be collected onsite by students: • Washcloths; • Bath towels; • Blankets; • Twin sheets; • Pillowcases; • Canned goods; • Cleaning supplies; and • Paper towels. “Sumter High School takes on this project every year during DV Month,â€? Wilson said. “The items collected help us with victims living in the shelter as well as non-residential victims that receive services.â€? OCT. 26 WHAT: YWCA second-annual golf tournament WHEN: Check-in and registration begin at 8 a.m., and tournament begins at 10 a.m. WHERE: Carolina Lakes Golf Course, 400 Stuart St., Shaw Air Force Base Captain’s Choice — team of four players Pre-registration and payment of $50 is due by Oct. 18; registration is $55 on Oct. 19 and after, including the day of. Cost includes golf cart, light breakfast, snacks, gift bag, lunch and prizes. Tee box sponsorships are available at three levels:

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A TV season of seriously squandered talent BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Bad writing trumps great talent every time. The new sitcom “The Millers” (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) proves this in nearly every scene. Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) stars as Nathan Miller, a local newscaster too intimidated by his mother, Carol (Margo Martindale, “Justified”), to admit that he’s gotten divorced. Besides, he was looking forward to a swinging single life without parental static. But word leaks out, and this inspires Carol to live out a long-held desire — to dump her idiot husband, Tom (Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”). Carol, who adores her son, respects no personal space, and leaves no thought unsaid, moves in with Nathan and treats him like a child, when not screaming at Tom on the phone after he moves in with Debbie (Jayma Mays, “Glee”), Nathan’s long-ignored sister. If watching Martindale and Bridges exchange crude patter about masturbation is your cup of tea, then “The Millers” is the show for you. • Sean Hayes (“Will &

Grace”) returns to NBC with “Sean Saves the World” (9 p.m., TV-G). This resolutely uninspired series dusts off one of the oldest tricks in the sitcom book, the “instant father.” A divorced dad of 14-year-old Ellie (Sami Isler), Sean finds his workaholic world reordered when she decides to move in with him fulltime. We learn that Sean divorced Ellie’s mother when he discovered that “she wasn’t a gay man.” Linda Lavin (“Alice”) returns to TV as Sean’s brassy and opinionated mother. Hayes should stick to producing shows like “Hot in Cleveland” for TV Land, where retro is the norm. In replacing “The Office” with this creaky vehicle, NBC has set back the sitcom at least 20 years. • A Stanford-bound valedictorian (Joseph Haro) from a striving Latino family puts his dreams on hold when he discovers that his ditzy girlfriend (Ella Rae Peck) is pregnant with his child. This sets up a contrived sitcom, “Welcome to the Family” (8:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG), that revolves around the culture clash between Latino parents

(Ricardo Chavira and Justina Machado) grasping at the American dream and lazy suburban parents (Mary McCormack and Mike O’Malley) grasping at one last chance to evade impending middle age. • Imagine a pact with the devil that grants you good looks and immortal life, but makes you lose all sense of humor and irony. Voila: “The Originals” (9 p.m., CW, TV14), a “Vampire Diaries” spin-off set in a stylized, gentrified New Orleans.

Tonight’s Season Premieres • Elena concludes a productive summer on “The Vampire Diaries” (8 p.m., CW, TV-14). • Olivia realizes her dad’s dark potential on “Scandal” (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14). A clip show (8 p.m., TV-14) reviews past seasons.

Tonight’s Other Highlights • Beatles interpretations continue on “Glee” (9 p.m. Fox, TV-14). • Baby makes three on “Grey’s Anatomy” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14). • A documentary

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Series Notes Raj tests the gang on “The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) * Off the grid on “Parks and Recreation” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) * Sydney takes charge on “The Crazy Ones” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) * Carl Reiner guest-stars on “Two and a Half Men” (9:30 p.m., CBS, TV-14) * Eve develops new interests on “The Michael J. Fox Show”

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Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; path to federal shutdown The legislative twists and turns in Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care law: Sept. 20: With a potential government shutdown 11 days off, the Republican-run House ignores a White House veto threat and uses a near party-line 230-189 vote to approve legislation denying money for much of the health care law while keeping the government open through Dec. 15. The measure moves to the Democraticled Senate.

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Sept. 27: The Senate votes 79-19 to end conservative efforts to derail the bill preventing a shutdown, with all Democrats and most Republicans opposing the conservatives. The Senate uses a party-line 54-44 vote to remove the House-approved provision defunding Obamacare and an identical 54-44 vote to approve the overall bill. The bill, financing agencies through Nov. 15, goes back to the House.

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Sept. 24-25: As the Senate debates legislation to keep the government open, tea party Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and other conservatives speak on the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s floor for more than 21 consecutive hours against the health care law often called Obamacare. They do not delay or prevent votes, but they help intensify conservative fervor for using the shutdown bill to try forcing Democrats to limit Obamacare.

â&#x2020;? Sept. 29: Just after midnight on Sunday morning, the House uses a rare and lengthy weekend session to shift its demands for restricting Obamacare. By a near party-line 231-192 vote, the House votes to delay implementation of the health care law by a year. It also votes 248-174 to repeal a tax on many medical devices that helps pay for the health care overhaul. The votes send the revamped shutdown bill back to the Senate.

Monday, Sept. 30: 2:20 p.m.: By 54-46, the Senate removes the House provisions postponing Obamacare and erasing the medical device tax. The shutdown bill moves back to the House.

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9:37 p.m.: The Senate votes 54-46 to strip the House provisions on individual health insurance and federal health coverage subsidies for lawmakers and staff. The bill returns to the House.

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8:41 p.m.: The House approves a new shutdown bill 228-201 with different demands on Obamacare. It would delay for a year the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance and require members of Congress and their staff to pay the full cost of health insurance, without the government paying part of the costs. The measure bounces to the Senate.

â&#x2020;? Shortly before midnight: White House Budget Office Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell sends a memo to agency heads stating that a shutdown seems unavoidable and telling them to implement their plans for winding down.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: 12:01 a.m.: The governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new fiscal year begins. With no spending legislation enacted, partial federal shutdown begins to take effect.

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10 a.m.: Senate votes 54-46 to reject House effort for formal bargaining.

1:11 a.m.: House votes 228-199 to stand by its language delaying required individual health coverage and blocking federal subsidies for health insurance for lawmakers and staff, and to request formal negotiations with the Senate.

â&#x2020;? 8:02 p.m.: Republicans stage votes aimed at selectively ending parts of the shutdown. But the chamber rejects each of three bills after the GOP uses an expedited procedure that requires two-thirds majorities for passage. The House votes 264-164 to fund veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; benefits; 265-161 to let District of Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s municipal government spend locally raised funds; and 252-176 to reopen national parks and museums along the National Mall. All three lose. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SHUTDOWN from Page A1 their families, pay their mortgage or even have gas to go to work,â&#x20AC;? Partridge said. South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army and Air National Guard said they remain on the job in case of any emergency but that up to 1,200 federal technicians who support the Guard are being furloughed until federal funding resumes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are our most valuable resource,â&#x20AC;? said

Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adjutant general and two-star commander of Guard forces. He said 48 technicians who are either deployed or in crucial roles have been exempted, as well as an additional 125 technicians working at McEntire Joint National Guard Base outside Eastover readying for a pending deployment. Based on the duration of the shutdown, Livingston said further assessments will have to be made about drill weekend schedules, attendance at military schools

and annual training schedules. At some agencies, adjustments were being made: The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s labor agency said employers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be penalized given the federal shutdown of its program to verify that workers are legally in the United States. South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Health and Environmental Control is telling its more than 122,000 clients that it has about two weeks of funds to keep money for its Women, Infants and Children supplemental food program flowing.

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NOTICE OF DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING PROOFS OF CLAIM AND REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT UNDER BANKRUPTCY CODE SECTION 503(b)(9) AGAINST THE DEBTOR PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on September 13, 2013, the Court entered an order approving the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Motion for Entry of an Order (a) Establishing Deadlines for Submitting Proofs of Claim and Requests for Payments under Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9); (b) Approving the Form and Manner of Submitting Such Proofs of Claim and Requests for Payment; (c) Approving the Notice Thereof (Docket No. 696) (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bar Date Orderâ&#x20AC;?) in the above captioned cases. A copy of the Bar Date Order can be accessed at the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restructuring website, http://www.exiderestructuringinfo.com. The Bar Date Order requires all entities (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Claimantsâ&#x20AC;?) holding or wishing to assert a claim that arose or is deemed to have arisen prior to the Petition Date against the Debtor (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Claimsâ&#x20AC;?) to submit a proof of claim (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proof of Claimâ&#x20AC;?) so as to be actually received by GCG, Inc. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;GCGâ&#x20AC;?), the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims and noticing agent, on or before a certain date (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bar Datesâ&#x20AC;?). Set forth below are the Bar Dates: General Bar Date (applicable to 503(b)(9) claims): All Claimants, other than governmental units, holding or wishing to assert a Claim must submit proof of such Claim so as to be actually received by GCG by October 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;General Bar Dateâ&#x20AC;?). Requests for payment under Bankruptcy Code section 503(b)(9) must also be submitted so as to be actually received by GCG by the General Bar Date. Governmental Bar Date: All governmental units holding or wishing to assert a Claim must submit proof of such Claim so to be actually received by December 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Governmental Bar Dateâ&#x20AC;?). Amended Schedules Bar Date: In the event the Debtor amends or supplements its schedules of assets and liabilities (collectively, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schedulesâ&#x20AC;?) to reduce, delete, change the classification of, or add a Claim, the Debtor shall give notice of any such amendment to the holders of any Claim affected thereby, and such holders shall be afforded the later of 30 days from the date on which such notice is given or the General Bar Date or Governmental Bar Date, as applicable, to submit a Proof of Claim with respect to such amended Claim (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amended Schedules Bar Dateâ&#x20AC;?) or be forever barred from doing so. Rejection Bar Date: In accordance with certain procedures previously approved by this Court, the effective date of rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rejection Dateâ&#x20AC;?) shall generally be fourteen days after the Debtor serves notice of the rejection to the applicable notice parties. In the event such notice parties object to the proposed rejection, the Court shall determine the appropriate Rejection Date. Claimants shall file a proof of claim arising from the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rejection of any executory contract or unexpired lease by the later of (a) forty-five (45) days after the effective date of rejection of such Agreement as provided by an order of this Court or pursuant to a notice under procedures approved by this Court, (b) any date set by another order of the Court, or (c) the General Bar Date (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rejection Bar Dateâ&#x20AC;?).

Filing a Proof of Claim. All Proofs of Claim must be submitted so as to be actually received no later than 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time on the applicable Bar Date at the following address: If by hand delivery or overnight courier, send to: Exide Case Administration, c/o GCG, 5151 Blazer Parkway, Suite A, Dublin, Ohio 43017. If by first-class mail, send to: Exide Case Administration, c/o GCG, PO Box 9985, Dublin, OH 43017-5985. PROOFS OF CLAIM SUBMITTED BY FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONIC MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Contents of Proofs of Claim. Each Proof of Claim must: (i) be written in English; (ii) include a Claim amount denominated in United States dollars; (iii) conform substantially with the Proof of Claim Form provided by the Debtor or Official Form 10; (iv) state a Claim against the Debtor; (v) be signed by the Claimant or if the Claimant is not an individual, by an authorized agent of the Claimant; and (vi) include supporting documentation (or, if such documentation is voluminous, include a summary of such documentation) or an explanation as to why such documentation is not available. Receipt of Service. A Claimant who wishes to receive acknowledgment of receipt of its Proof of Claim may submit a copy of the Proof of Claim and a selfaddressed, stamped envelope to the above address along with the original Proof of Claim. Consequences of Failing to Timely Submit Your Proof of Claim. Any Claimant who is required, but fails, to submit a Proof of Claim in accordance with the Bar Date Order on or before the applicable Bar Date shall be forever barred, estopped, and enjoined (subject to a court order finding excusable neglect for such failure) from asserting such Claim against the Debtor, its property, or its estate (or submitting a Proof of Claim with respect thereto), and the Debtor, its property, and its estate shall be forever discharged from any and all indebtedness or liability with respect to such Claim under a confirmed plan of reorganization so providing, and such holder shall not be permitted to vote, to accept or reject any plan of reorganization filed in the Chapter 11 Case, or participate in any distribution on account of such Claim or receive further notices regarding such Claim. Reservation of Rights. Nothing contained in this notice is intended to or should be construed as a waiver of the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to: (a) dispute, or assert offsets or defenses against, any filed Claim or any Claim listed or reflected in the Schedules as to the nature, amount, liability or classification thereof; (b) subsequently designate any scheduled Claim as disputed, contingent or unliquidated; and (c) otherwise amend the Schedules. Additional Information. If you have any questions regarding the claims process and/or if you wish to obtain a copy of the Bar Date Order (which contains a more detailed description of the requirements for filing proofs of claim), a proof of claim form or related documents you may do so by contacting GCG at: (a) the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restructuring hotline at (888) 985-9831; (b) the Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restructuring website http://www.exiderestructuringinfo.com; and/or (c) by writing to Exide Case Administration, c/o GCG, PO Box 9985, Dublin, OH 43017-5985. Please note that GCG cannot advise you how to file, or whether you should file, a Proof of Claim. 1 The last four digits of Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxpayer identification number are 2730. The Debtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corporate headquarters are located at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Building 200, Milton, Georgia 30004.


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ASHINGTON — In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else. Both are essential to understanding what just happened. In the hours leading up to and following Tuesday’s government shutdown, conventional spin (wisdom is on permanent leave) was that the tea party crazies popularly known as the Insanity Caucus were driving the Republican House, compliments of lead wacko-bird Sen. Ted Cruz, so named by John McCain and subsequently embraced by Cruz. This is partly true. Cruz did lead the 21-hour faux filibuster opposing Obamacare. And, sure, Obamacare is central to the moment but not necessarily the driving force behind Kathleen the shutPARKER down, appearances to the contrary. File this thought for a few paragraphs: The shutdown was leverage for the coming debt-ceiling fight, the purpose of which is not necessarily to delay Obamacare but to achieve other reforms — tax and entitlement — that are the defining purposes of the Republican Party. Other recent spin has gone as follows: House Speaker John Boehner has been led by the Insanity Caucus rather than the reverse, directed by fear that he would be unseated as speaker. This is partly false. Boehner obviously made a decision to lead his caucus where it wanted to go, ultimately submitting a budget that proposed delaying Obamacare’s individual mandate. But this doesn’t mean he feared for his spot, which is secure, nor that he suddenly lost the courage to lead. It’s more complicated. In any case, postponing the individual mandate, though a challenge to the success of Obamacare, was both defensibly sound in light of delays given to other special groups (big business and unions) as well as, it must be noted, potentially unnecessary. In fact, the individual mandate is delayed for one year if individuals choose not to purchase insurance for the nominal penalty/tax of $95. Given human beings’ natural attraction to the path of least resistance, it makes as much sense not to buy insurance as it does to participate in the exchanges, especially given Obamacare’s guarantee of coverage for pre-existing conditions. Why not wait and sign up when/if you get sick? Subversive, perhaps, but not illegal. Finally, conventional spin goes that Republicans would rather shut down

government than fund health care, roughly translated to mean they hate women and children. Not to be outdone in the nonsense department, Republicans risibly claim that Democrats would rather shut down government than negotiate about a law that is in place, already funded, adjudicated and, as of Oct. 1, rolled out. This sublimely abbreviated summation is essentially what The American People — that sacred monolith about which Washington knows so little — have been informed concerning the recent madness in the nation’s capital. But taking a closer look, one sees that all of the above lacks context and ignores the nuances of how policy and politics play out. The shutdown, which I predict will be resolved relatively quickly to permit bragging rights for all, was really a prelude to the fight over the debt ceiling, which has to be raised by Oct. 17 or the U.S. government reneges on its debts. (Simple solution to the shutdown: The Senate repeals the medical device tax in Obamacare; the House funds lost revenue in a separate bill, not the continuing resolution; the president signs a clean resolution, federal employees return to work, and everybody says “yay.”) Meanwhile, leading up to the debt-ceiling deadline, we’ll witness much rending of garments and gnashing of teeth — and that’s just the media. The American People will hear that Republicans are willing to savage the nation’s full faith and credit for political points and that the president, being presidential, will refuse to be held hostage and, therefore, won’t negotiate. On the other hand, there’s context and leverage. Suppose you are John Boehner. Faced with a Democratic Senate and president, he has only two points of leverage — appropriations and raising the debt limit — which were set in place by greater minds than all these present. What Republicans hope to accomplish by tying demands to the debt ceiling is a grand bargain to include a package of entitlement and tax reform. Sound familiar? The president can refuse to negotiate, but at 3 a.m. when the phone rings and it’s Angela Merkel inquiring just what the hell is going on, it won’t be John Boehner’s phone ringing. It will be President Obama’s. That’s leverage. During the last debt ceiling battle, Boehner managed to secure more than $2 trillion in cuts and no taxes. That’s context. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com. © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Why do we need a dog park now? Concerning the letter from Rachel Skidmore on Oct. 1: First, let me thank you for your service to our country. If it weren’t for people like you we wouldn’t be free to express our feelings and thoughts. Second, thank you for debating the issue of the dog park without name calling and being defensive. You are right about the dogs killing my sister’s chickens and cats, and the problem with dogs in Romania “being irrelevant to the dog park.” I was frustrated and wanted people to know that all dog owners are not responsible people and shouldn’t have dogs, as you pointed out. I guess that I don’t understand why it is necessary to have a dog park after not having one all these years. I also don’t understand why some people think that money grows on trees and all we have to do is go out and pick the money off the branches for our own desires. We have become a nation that only thinks of our own wants. We are in debt for $17 trillion dollars. The amount is so high that my mind is unable to comprehend it. Is that 12 zeros after the 17? I also don’t understand this new word for dogs getting together. It seems as though a dog park will help dogs “socialize” with other dogs. I looked it up and one of the definitions is “make (someone) behave in a way that is acceptable to their society.” It makes me wonder if that would be a good idea for people as well. Maybe the concept is not possible for humans so we will try it on our dogs. Wouldn’t it be great if we were really responsible for our own self, family and children instead of expecting the little “g” (god) government to pay for everything from birth to death? Maybe I’m wrong and that has become what is acceptable to our society today. JACQUELINE K. HUGHES Sumter

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the contributions and sacrifices many longterm care (LTC) residents have made to better our community. It is also a time to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. This year’s theme — Speak Out Against Elder Abuse, was selected to call attention to the fact that elder abuse is an issue that should not be taken lightly. The abuse of long-term care residents is an occurrence that not many people like to acknowledge or report. It is important that the elderly are given a sense that this social issue is not simply being ignored. By speaking out against this serious problem, we honor the lives and experiences of the elderly as well as treat them with dignity and respect, staff and residents can enjoy relationships that enhance their day-to-day lives and long-term care facilities can operate more effectively in its daily activities. Many people care about residents — family members, citizen advocates, long-term care ombudsmen, facility staff and others. This care can be truly individualized and focused on each person’s needs and preferences. During Residents’ Rights Month, we also recognize our local Long-term Care Ombudsman program staff and volunteers, who work daily to promote residents’ rights, assist residents with complaints and provide information to those who need to find a longterm care facility. In this area, the Ombudsman Program serves approximately 1,900 individuals residing in long-term care facilities. As the Santee-Lynches Region (Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee counties) celebrates Residents’ Rights Month, I encourage community members to visit those they know in a long-term care facility, volunteer in a facility, or inquire about becoming a volunteer long-term care ombudsman. Your assistance and attention helps to ensure that the voices of long-term care residents does not go unheard and demonstrates to residents that they have not been forgotten. JANICE REED CONEY Santee-Lynches Regional LTC Ombudsman Sumter

WHO REPRESENTS YOU SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 Naomi Sanders 5605 Borden Road Rembert, SC 29128 (803) 499-3947 (home) DISTRICT 2 Artie Baker 3680 Bakersfield Lane Dalzell, SC 29040 803-469-3638 (home) DISTRICT 3 Jimmy R. Byrd Jr. 1084 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 778-0796 (office) (803) 775-2726 (FAX) countycouncil3@ftc-i.net DISTRICT 4 Charles T. Edens 760 Henderson St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 775-0044 (home) DISTRICT 5 Vivian Fleming-McGhaney 9770 Lynches River Road Lynchburg, SC 29080 (803) 437-2797 (home) (803) 495-3247 (office) DISTRICT 6 Larry Blanding Chairman P.O. Box 1446 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-8518 (home)

DISTRICT 7 Eugene Baten Vice chairman P.O. Box 3193 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-0815 (home) SUMTER CITY COUNCIL MAYOR Joseph T. McElveen Jr. 20 Buford St. Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-0382 jmcelveen@sumter-sc.com WARD 1 Thomas J. Lowery 829 Legare St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-9298 WARD 2 Ione Dwyer P.O. Box 1492 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 481-4284 WARD 3 Calvin K. Hastie Sr. 810 S. Main St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 774-7776 WARD 4 Charlie Burns 422 W. Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-8859

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Rep. Ronnie A. Sabb, D-Greeleyville District 101 P.O. Box 311, Greeleyville, 29056 (843) 355-5349 Columbia: (803) 212-6926 Rep. Murrell Smith Jr., R-Sumter District 67 P.O. Box 580 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 778-2471 Fax: (803) 778-1643 Columbia: (803) 734-3042 murrellsmith@schouse.gov Rep. J. David Weeks, D-Sumter District 51 2 Marlborough Court Sumter, SC 29154 (803) 775-5856 Columbia: (803) 734-3102 Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington District 29 1216 Salem Road Hartsville, SC 29550 (843) 339-3000 Columbia: (803) 212-6148 Sen. Kevin L. Johnson, D-Manning District 36 P.O. Box 156, Manning, 29102 (803) 435-8117 Columbia: (803) 212-6108 Sen. J. Thomas McElveen III, D-Sumter District 35 P. O. Box 57, Sumter, 29151 (803) 775-1263 Columbia: (803) 212-6132

NATIONAL LAWMAKERS Rep. Mick Mulvaney — 5th District 1207 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5501 531-A Oxford Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 327-1114 Rep. Jim Clyburn — 6th District 319 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3315 1703 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 799-1100 jclyburn@hr.house.gov Sen. Lindsey Graham 290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5972 Midlands Regional Office 508 Hampton Street, Suite 202 Columbia, SC 29201 Main: (803) 933-0112 Sen. Tim Scott 167 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6121 (202) 228-5143 (fax) 1301 Gervais St., Suite 825 Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 771-6112 (803) 771-6455 (fax)

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TUOMEY from Page A1 After a four-week trial, a 10-person jury ruled in favor of the government, saying Tuomey did, in fact, file 21,730 false claims for procedures performed by 19 local doctors operating under lucrative part-time contracts with the hospital. During the trial, the government convinced the jury that by paying the doctors as much as they did for their services, Tuomey was, in effect, paying an illegal kickback to these physicians with a portion of the Medicare funds the hospital collected for hosting the procedures. Officials with the hospital said Tuesday they would continue to pursue a post-judgment settlement with the government, which, if reached, would prevent the case from going to the appellate court. This comes a week after Tuomey also

announced its CEO, Jay Cox; vice president, Gregg Martin; and Nexsen Pruet — the law firm representing Tuomey — were all leaving the hospital. For their part, federal attorneys have said they remain open to reaching a settlement, as well. Meanwhile, not only is Tuomey appealing the financial judgment against the hospital, but it has also requested the appellate court reconsider its motion, denied by Seymour, calling for either a new trial or a judgment in its favor. In addition to this, Tuomey has also asked the appellate court to reconsider the July 2010 motion made by the federal government that granted the retrial of the case in the first place. Reach Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.

UPGRADES from Page A1 “phase two” of the Opera House renovations, will begin as soon as “phase one” work on the roof above the chamber finishes up, including the installation of a raised clerestory on top of the historic structure to replace the skylight above council’s meeting area. “First, we had some structural issues that needed to be taken care of,” McCormick said. “We had some leaks, and it needed roof work.” The city awarded the contract for the work on the clerestory, which also included the installation of new windows on the Opera House’s Main Street façade, to Solid Structures of West Columbia this past spring, but because of a delay in acquiring building materials, work on the roof did not begin until August, according to city purchasing manager Alice Bailey. Before that, council members had to move downstairs last October while the city worked to repair the Opera House’s two elevators. Now city officials hope to finish up phase two of the project in time for city council to move back into their regular chambers at the beginning of next year. When they do, members should find a number of video

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screens waiting for them. Two will face the public seating area on either side of council’s seating area, while another will face council members themselves. A fourth screen will be set up in the lobby outside the council chambers just in case the crowd at a meeting ever overflows the seating area. All of council’s agenda items will then be visible to the whole audience, not just the members of council leafing through their agenda books. “Then we’ll stop getting paper copies altogether,” Mayor Joe McElveen said. Work on the council chamber will coincide with renovations to the rest of the public area on the fourth floor of the Opera House, including improvements to the public rest rooms. After that, work on the Opera House should end for some time. “You always have a dream list of things you’d like to do,” Bailey said, “but nothing else is planned for a while.” But the council members who have been in exile for the past year will likely welcome the chance to settle in to their new home.

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Charleston School of Law gets no other offers CHARLESTON — The directors of the Charleston School of Law announced Wednesday that since they have received no other offers to buy the institution, they are going ahead with plans to sell the nine-yearold school to The InfiLaw System. The private school, one of two law schools in South Carolina, had earlier signed a management deal with InfiLaw that operates three for-profit law

schools. But that agreement caused concern among Charleston School of Law students, alumni and some state lawmakers, worried a sale would diminish the value of the institution’s degrees. One state lawmaker proposed that, as an alternative, the College of Charleston consider acquiring the law school. The law school directors said in August they were willing to consider other offers through Oct. 1.

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SPORTS Ready to roll in Region VI-3A

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013

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

Monarchs try to keep focus on game itself

Parks: New season for Lakewood BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com After Lakewood High School head football coach Perry Parks thought some first-quarter officials calls took away his team’s focus in a 48-20 blowout loss to Camden, Parks hopes the Gators will open their Region VI-3A schedule on Friday against Manning at Ramsey Stadium with a new focus. “It’s a brand new season and everything this team set out for in the preseason PARKS can still be reached starting this week,” Parks said of opening region play. In the loss to the Bulldogs, Parks said first-quarter momentum was taken away from his team on two calls that he felt turned a 7-7 tie into a 21-7 deficit. That cannot happen again if the Gators are going to have success against the 4-1 Monarchs. “We’re in the game and when that happened (in the first quarter) the kids kind of hung their heads, so we kind of got that addressed this week as far as the guys not

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Manning High School head football coach Tony Felder has a lot of concerns heading into Friday’s game against Lakewood, and it’s not just about the Gators. Both teams begin Region VI-3A play, but Felder is concerned about other distractions such as homecoming on Friday and the recent re- FELDER lease of interim reports. There’s also the fact the team is coming off a bye week. “As coaches we’ve got to keep our kids focused,” Felder said. “It’s homecoming week and we’ve got to keep our kids focused on the football game and not the homecoming festivities.” The Monarchs, who are 4-1 on the season, are averaging 39 points a game while allowing just 7.2. Manning has only allowed

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D’onte Washington (5) and the rest of the 2-3 Lakewood Gators kick off Region VI-3A play this Friday when they travel to Manning to face the 4-1 Monarchs.

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BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com

Crolley hopes past lessons serve Knights well against Darlington BY DENNIS BRUNLSON dennisb@theitem.com

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Ty’Son Williams (5) and the rest of the Crestwood Knights look to keep up their winning ways as they get set to travel to Darlington for their Region VI-3A opener.

Clemson, Brownell look to bounce back BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press CLEMSON — Clemson head coach Brad Brownell believes he’s finally got the depth for the Tigers to bounce back from their first losing season in nine years. The Tigers lost 10 of their final 11 games on the way to a BROWNELL 13-18 finish, which was Brownell’s worst showing ever in 10 seasons as a college head coach at UNC Wilmington, Wright State and the Tigers. Brownell said last year’s team was hit by

injuries to guard Devin Coleman and forwards K.J. McDaniels and Jaron Blossomgame and had to rely on a pair of seniors in Devin Booker and Milt Jennings to carry them much of the year — and that proved too much during Atlantic Coast Conference season. Even without Booker and Jennings, Brownell sees more bodies on the bench to weather the storm in the supersized, 15team ACC that adds Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse this season. “The strength of our team in my mind in October is depth,’’ SEE TIGERS, PAGE B5

Keith Crolley thought his Crestwood High School football team’s 41-13 victory over Lake City was a proper response to the 54-7 pounding it took at the hands of South Florence the week before. “I felt like we came back real good,” said CROLLEY Crolley, whose team improved to 4-1 with the win. “I hope that we learned a lesson that we can’t go out and do that against a quality team like South Florence.

PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FRIDAY Thomas Sumter at Hilton Head Christian, 7 p.m. Sumter at Richland Northeast, 7:30 p.m. Crestwood at Darlington, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood at Manning, 7:30 p.m. Lee Central at Andrews, 7:30 p.m. East Clarendon at Scott’s Branch, 7:30 p.m. Wilson Hall at Orangeburg Prep, 7:30 p.m. Laurence Manning at Augusta Christian, 7:30 p.m. Robert E. Lee at Trinity-Byrnes, 7:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Jefferson Davis, 7:30 p.m.

We’ve got to be ready to play every week.” The Knights can stand to keep SEE KNIGHTS, PAGE B4

Dodgers, Braves try regain edge in NLDS BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — It’s been a while since either team played a truly meaningful game. The Los Angeles Dodgers took control of the NL West with an amazing 2 1/2-month stretch and could let off the gas over the final weeks. The Atlanta Braves won the East going away, their commanding lead not at all threatened by a losing record over the final month. Now, it’s time to get serious again. They meet Thursday night in Game 1 of the NL division series. “I don’t think we necessarily let up,’’ Dodgers infielder Michael Young said after a workout at Turner Field. “In our situation, we had to get some guys healthy. A couple of guys needed a couple of days off, so we gave it to them. Now we’re ready to roll.’’

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Atlanta outfielder Jason Heyward, left, warms up next to teammate Freddie Freeman during practice on Wednesday for today’s NLDS matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Despite having some room for error, the Dodgers are far from healthy going into the playoffs. Slugger Matt Kemp is out for the postseason with an ankle in-

jury, while outfielder Andre Ethier will likely be limited to pinchhitting duties because of his own SEE BRAVES, PAGE B3


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Hillcrest tops Ebenezer 34-26 DALZELL — Hillcrest Middle School’s football team picked up its first win of the season with a 34-26 victory over Ebenezer on Wednesday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. Both teams were tied at halftime at 20 until Ebenezer scored first in the second half, but Hillcrest rallied for the win to improve to 1-2 on the season. Shedrick Erdin led the Wildcats offensively with 134 yards rushing on 10 carries including touchdown runs of 15 and 61 yards. Joel Simon had 52 yards rushing on 12 carries including a 2-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion. Michael Parker had a 79-yard TD reception. He also had a fumble recovery for a score. Chris Simon added 64 yards on seven rushes. Hillcrest will travel to Furman next week.

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Mayewood defeated Chestnut Oaks 12-6 on Wednesday at the Falcons field. Vikings quarterback Jaron Richardson threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Anderson. Anderson had TD receptions of 30 and 25 yards. Defensively the Vikings were led by Jamar Holliday’s three solo tackles while Jordan Frierson added two solo tackles. Mayewood will host Hillcrest on Oct. 16. BATES FURMAN

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Bates Middle School defeated Furman 24-12 on Wednesday at the Bantams field. Bates was led offensively by Treshad Jett’s 151 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Hunter Ferebee added 48 yards rushing and scored two 2-points conversions. Defensively Kenny Spann led the Bantams with six tackles, one safety and one sack. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY WH BOYS PLACE 5TH, GIRLS 6TH

COLUMBIA — Wilson Hall’s boys cross country team placed fifth out of 23 teams and the girls took sixth out of 19 teams at the Heathwood Hall Invitational in Columbia on Wednesday. Trey Davis led boys squad finishing 11th overall with a time of 17:48. Matthew Tavarez was second for the Barons (28th) followed by Drew Reynolds (34th), Bryce Lyles (42nd) and Rhett Howell (46th). Anna Lyles led the girls, finishing 10th overall with a time of 20:39. Julia Ladson was second (12th) followed by Nicolette Fisher (46th),

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Kirsten Fisher (53rd) and Kessica Tetterton (59th).

Rayven Pringle each had four.

SHS BOYS, GIRLS WIN 3-TEAM MEET

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The Sumter High School varsity boys cross country team won a 3-team meet on Tuesday at the SHS course with a total of 20 points. Dylan Drown was the overall winner, finishing in a time of 19 minutes, 36 seconds. David McInnis was second, Jacob Freeman third, Zach Delaney fifth and Keelan Kane-Yearman ninth. Sumter’s grils also won with a total of 22 points. The Lady Gamecocks’ Madison Durant finished first in a time of 22 minutes, 46 seconds. Katelyn Guidry was third, Victoria Brooks fourth, Alex Libby fifth and Paige Huffman ninth. VARSITY GIRLS GOLF 247 248

CAMDEN — Sumter High School lost to Camden by one stroke on Tuesday at Camden Country Club. Camden shot a 247 while the Lady Gamecocks shot 248. Ashley Shaw was the match medalist for SHS with a 57. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL SUMTER BROOKLAND CAYCE

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Sumter High School’s varsity volleyball team improved to 11-4 on the season with a 3-2 victory over Brookland Cayce on Wednesday. SHS won by scores of 2522, 25-23, 9-25, 14-25 and 16-14. Ashley Fleurant led SHS with six aces, three kills and nine assists. Aubrey Rickard had three aces, three kills and led the team with 10 assists. Holly Richardson had three aces and led the team with six digs while Zuri Smith led the team with nine kills. Brook Gentele also had three aces and Courtney Price had seven kills. The Lady Gamecocks are 2-2 in region play and will host Conway on Tuesday. SUMTER SOUTH FLORENCE

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FLORENCE — Sumter High School evened its Region VI-4A record at 2-2 with a 3-1 victory over South Florence on Tuesday at the SF gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks, who improved to 10-4 on the season, won by the scores of 25-15, 25-13, 14-25, 25-13. Ashley Fleurant led SHS with five aces and nine assists, while Aubrey Rickard had five aces and seven assists. Christian Hithe had six kills while Zuri Smith and

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SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall evened its SCISA Region I-1A record at 4-4 with a 3-0 victory over St. Francis Xavier High School on Tuesday at the CH gymnasium. The Lady Saints, who improved to 6-8 overall, won by the scores of 25-20, 25-10 and 25-10. Bailey Connors led Clarendon Hall with 29 service points and six aces. Emily Brunson, Devyn Royce and Kaela Phillips contributed 11 points each. Brunson also had four aces and four kills. With the win, Clarendon Hall evened its region record to 4-4 and 6-8 overall. The Saints will play again on Thursday at Patrick Henry Academy starting at 4:30. VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS THOMAS SUMTER TRINITY-BYRNES

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Thomas Sumter Academy won two of the three doubles matches to defeat TrinityByrnes 5-4 on Tuesday at Palmetto Tennis Center. The Lady Generals improved to 8-3 on the season.

SINGLES 1 -- Head (TB) defeated H. Jenkins 6-3, 6-0. 2 -- Saleeby (TB) defeated Green 3-6, 6-1, 10-5. 3 -- B. Jenkins (TSA) defeated Scharstein 7-5, 6-2. 4 -- Cherry (TB) defeated Chappell 1-6, 6-1, 10-7. 5 -- Townsend (TSA) defeated Emerson 6-7, 6-3, 11-9. 6 -- Decker (TSA) defeated Brown 6-2, 6-0. DOUBLES 1 -- Head/Scharstein (TB) defeated H. Jenkins/ Townsend 8-2. 2 -- Green/Chappell (TSA) defeated Saleeby/Cherry 9-7. 3 -- B. Jenkins/Decker (TSA) defeated Brown/Emerson 8-2.

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FLORENCE — Wilson Hall remained undefeated in Region II-3A with a 7-2 victory over Florence Christian on Tuesday at Palmetto Tennis Center. The Lady Barons are 10-3 overall and 5-0 in region play.

SINGLES 1 -- Cauthen (FC) defeated Hendrix 6-0, 6-0. 2 -- Lecher (WH) defeated Player 6-0, 3-,6, 10-5. 3 -- Segars (WH) defeated Edwards 6-1, 6-2. 4 -- Stewart (WH) defeatd Broach 6-2, 6-0. 5 -- Beasley (WH) defeated Logan 6-1, 6-0. 6 -- Spencer (WH) defeated Wood 6-0, 6-0. DOUBLES 1 -- Cauthen/Edwards (FC) defeated Hendrix/Stewart 8-2. 2 -- Lecher/Segars (WH) defeated Player/Broach 8-0. 3 -- Beasley/Munn (WH) defeated Wood/Hudson 8-2.

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FLORENCE — Sumter High School defeated South Florence 2-0 on Tuesday at the SF gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks won by the scores of 25-12, 25-5. In the first game, Jayde Huffman had 10 service points. In the second game, Caileigh Rickard had seven points, Alexus Choice had six and Huffman had five.

SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 9 a.m. -- International Golf: Vivendi Seve Trophy Day 1 Matches from Paris (GOLF). Noon -- International Soccer: Europa League Match from Makhachkala, Dagestan -- Tottenham vs. Anzhi Makhachkala (FOX SPORTS 1). Noon -- International Golf: Presidents Cup Day 1 Matches from Dublin, Ohio (GOLF). 3 p.m. -- International Soccer: Europa League Match from Swansea, Wales -- St Gallen vs. Swansea City (FOX SPORTS 1). 5 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: National League Playoffs Division Series Game One -- Pittsburgh at St. Louis (TBS). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Texas at Iowa State (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- Women’s College Volleyball: Penn State at Indiana (ESPN2). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Western Kentucky at Louisiana Monroe (ESPNU). 8 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Los Angeles at Minnesota (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- NFL Football: Buffalo at Cleveland (NFL NETWORK). 8:30 p.m. -- National League Playoffs Division Series Game One -- Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta (TBS, WPUB-FM 102.7). 10 p.m. -- College Football: UCLA at Utah (FOX SPORTS 1). 11 p.m. -- Women’s College Volleyball: Brigham Young at Pepperdine (ESPNU). 1 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Korean Grand Prix Practice from Yeongam, South Korea (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 4 a.m. -- LPGA Golf: Reignwood Classic Second Round from Beijing (GOLF).

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Today Rutgers at Louisville, 7:30 p.m. S.C. State at N.C. Central, 7:30 p.m. E. Illinois at Austin Peay, 8 p.m. UT-Martin at Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m. San Diego St. at Air Force, 9 p.m. Arizona at Southern Cal, 10:30 p.m. Friday Temple at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m. Saturday EAST South Florida at UConn, TBA E. Michigan at Army, Noon Lehigh at Columbia, Noon Albany (NY) at Delaware, Noon Rhode Island at New Hampshire, Noon Monmouth (NJ) at St. Francis (Pa.), Noon Harvard at Cornell, 12:30 p.m. Brown at Bryant, 1 p.m. Holy Cross at Bucknell, 1 p.m. Fordham at Georgetown, 1 p.m. Lafayette at Princeton, 1 p.m. CCSU at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. Wagner at Duquesne, 1:10 p.m. Yale at Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at UMass, 3 p.m. Michigan at Penn St., 5 p.m. Stony Brook at Colgate, 6 p.m. Villanova at Towson, 7 p.m. SOUTH Missouri at Georgia, TBA Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, TBA NC Pembroke at Charlotte, Noon Valparaiso at Mercer, Noon Navy at Duke, 12:30 p.m. Drake at Davidson, 1 p.m. The Citadel at Georgia Southern, 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Howard, 1 p.m. Dayton at Stetson, 1 p.m. Charleston Southern at VMI, 1:30 p.m. Elon at Wofford, 1:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alabama St., 2 p.m. W. Carolina at Auburn, 2 p.m. Norfolk St. at Delaware St., 2 p.m. NC A&T at Hampton, 2 p.m. Jackson St. at MVSU, 3 p.m. Samford at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Boston College at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia St., 3:30 p.m. Richmond at James Madison, 3:30 p.m. Florida at LSU, 3:30 p.m. Virginia at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. Syracuse at NC State, 3:30 p.m. East Carolina at Tulane, 3:30 p.m. Penn at William & Mary, 3:30 p.m. Grambling St. vs. Alcorn St. at Indianapolis, 4 p.m. Tennessee St. at Jacksonville St., 4 p.m. Northwestern St. at Nicholls St., 4 p.m. Marshall at FAU, 5 p.m. Furman at Chattanooga, 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. Florida A&M at Savannah St., 6 p.m. Alabama at Kentucky, 7 p.m. Alabama A&M at Southern U., 7 p.m. UAB at FIU, 7:30 p.m. Bowling Green at Mississippi St., 7:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at SE Louisiana, 8 p.m. Texas A&M at Mississippi, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Nebraska at Purdue, TBA Indiana at Michigan St., Noon Campbell at Butler, 1 p.m. Missouri St. at N. Dakota St., 2 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Ohio, 2 p.m. Murray St. at SE Missouri, 2 p.m. Indiana St. at South Dakota, 2 p.m. Buffalo at W. Michigan, 2 p.m. Kent St. at Ball St., 3 p.m. Baylor at Kansas St., 3:30 p.m. E. Washington at North Dakota, 3:30 p.m. Northwestern at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. S. Dakota St. at W. Illinois, 4 p.m.

| Akron at N. Illinois, 5 p.m. S. Illinois at N. Iowa, 5 p.m. Illinois St. at Youngstown St., 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST Memphis at Houston, Noon Texas vs. Oklahoma at Dallas, Noon Kansas at TCU, Noon Iowa St. at Texas Tech, Noon South Carolina at Arkansas, 12:21 p.m. Lamar at Sam Houston St., 3 p.m. Rice at UTSA, 4 p.m. Texas Southern at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. Idaho at Arkansas St., 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Texas, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Texas St., 7 p.m. Tulsa at UTEP, 8 p.m. FAR WEST San Jose St. at Colorado St., 3:30 p.m. New Mexico at Wyoming, 3:30 p.m. Oregon at Washington, 4 p.m. Portland St. at S. Utah, 4:05 p.m. Marist at San Diego, 5 p.m. N. Colorado at Idaho St., 5:05 p.m. Stanford at Utah, 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at BYU, 7 p.m. Montana at UC Davis, 7 p.m. Hawaii at UNLV, 8 p.m. Boise St. at Utah St., 8 p.m. Weber St. at Cal Poly, 9:05 p.m. N. Arizona at Sacramento St., 9:05 p.m. Colorado at Arizona St., 10 p.m. California at UCLA, 10:30 p.m. Oregon St. at Washington St., 10:30 p.m.

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 4 0 0 1.000 89 57 Miami 3 1 0 .750 91 91 N.Y. Jets 2 2 0 .500 68 88 Buffalo 2 2 0 .500 88 93 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 3 1 0 .750 105 51 Tennessee 3 1 0 .750 98 69 Houston 2 2 0 .500 90 105 Jacksonville 0 4 0 .000 31 129 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 2 2 0 .500 91 87 Cleveland 2 2 0 .500 64 70 Cincinnati 2 2 0 .500 81 81 Pittsburgh 0 4 0 .000 69 110 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 4 0 0 1.000 179 91 Kansas City 4 0 0 1.000 102 41 San Diego 2 2 0 .500 108 102 Oakland 1 3 0 .250 71 91 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 2 2 0 .500 104 85 Philadelphia 1 3 0 .250 99 138 Washington 1 3 0 .250 91 112 N.Y. Giants 0 4 0 .000 61 146 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 4 0 0 1.000 108 55 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 68 36 Atlanta 1 3 0 .250 94 104 Tampa Bay 0 4 0 .000 44 70 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 3 1 0 .750 122 101 Chicago 3 1 0 .750 127 114 Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 96 88 Minnesota 1 3 0 .250 115 123 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 0 0 1.000 109 47 San Francisco 2 2 0 .500 79 95 Arizona 2 2 0 .500 69 89 St. Louis 1 3 0 .250 69 121 Today Buffalo at Cleveland, 8:25 p.m. Sunday Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m. New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 11:35 p.m. Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Monday N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday, Oct. 14 Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

WNBA FINALS (Best-of-5, x-if necessary) Sunday: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 13: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Wenesday, Oct. 16: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

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Nominations are being accepted for candidates for the 2013 Sumter Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony, which is sponsored by the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Sumter, will be held on Nov. 21 at the Sumter High School Commons Area. Nomination forms are available in editions of The Item. Nomination forms must be postmarked by Oct. 8 to be considered for this year’s class. For anyone who was nominated in 2009 or before and was not selected, nominations are asked to be resubmitted for consideration for this class. To be eligible for consideration, each inductee must be either retired or out of active competition in his particular sport for a minimum of two years. The athlete must meet the following criteria: Be a native of Sumter County, or • Have attended four years of school in Sumter County, three of which were at the senior high level, or • Be a resident of the Sumter area for a sufficient period of time to be considered a permanent resident, or • Meet one of the above requirements

| and have been a coach for a minimum of 10 years. For those wishing to nominate someone, the nominations can be sent to the Sumter Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee at either P.O. Box 2229, Sumter, 29151, or c/o The Item, 20 North Magnolia Street, Sumter, 29151. ROAD RACING TURKEY TROT

Registration is being taken for the 31st Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Gobbler Dash to be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The fee is $20 for a runner who registers by Nov. 25 and $10 for each additional family member. Late registration (Nov. 26-28) is $30 per individual and $15 for additional family members. The race is free for children ages 4-9. There will be prizes for all participants and awards to the overall top three finishers. T-shirts are only guaranteed for the first 300 early registrants. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. with the races starting at 9. There will be special prizes and awards for the craziest hat, ugliest shots, most decorative water bottle,

oldest and youngest finishers, first dog and first stroller across the finish line, the person that traveled the farthest and the Stan DuBose Award for the oldest finisher. To register online, go to www.ymcasumter.org. For more information, call (803) 774-1404 or go to www.facebook. com/SumterYmca. BASKETBALL YMCA CHURCH LEAGUE

Registration for the YMCA of Sumter Church Basketball League is under way and runs through Oct. 25. There are leagues for boys and girls ages 3-15. For children ages 3-4, the cost is $25 for a member and $40 for a potential member. For ages 5-15, the cost if $40 for a member and $75 for a potential member. Practice begins in November with the season running from December through February. For more information, call the YMCA at (803) 773-1404 or visit www.ymcasumter.org. OFFICIATING CLASSES

The Wateree Basketball Officials Association is holding South Carolina High

School League Basketball Officials Association training classes for prospective officials on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Recreation Department located at 155 Haynsworth Street. The classes are necessary to officiate middle school, junior varsity and varsity high school games. Each training class will cover National Federation rules for high school basketball, South Carolina Basketball Official Association mechanics, and SCBOA exam preparation. The state wide clinic and exam will be held on Nov. 16 at Lexington High School. For more information, contact Granderson James, at (803) 968-2391 or by email at grandersj@aol.com. GOLF KUBALA MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

Registration is now open for the Charlie Kubala Memorial Golf Tournament, which is set for Oct. 14 at Beech Creek Golf Club. For more information or to register, go to www.sumtersheriff.org where online registration and payments are available or call Lt. Lee Monahan (803) 4362161.


MLB POSTSEASON

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013

THE ITEM

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Burnett, Bucs prep for Wainwright, Cards BY R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press

SCHEDULE By The Associated Press Tuesday: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday: AL: Tampa Bay at Cleveland, late

(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) Boston vs. Cleveland-Tampa Bay Friday: Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Boston (Lester 15-8), 3:07 p.m. (TBS) Saturday: Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Boston (Lackey 10-13), 5:37 p.m. (TBS) Monday: Boston (Buchholz 12-1) at Cleveland-Tampa Bay x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston at ClevelandTampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Boston Oakland vs. Detroit Friday: Detroit (Scherzer 21-3) at Oakland (Colon 18-6), 9:37 p.m. (TBS) Saturday: Detroit (Verlander 13-12) at Oakland (Gray 5-3), 9:07 p.m. (TBS) Monday: Oakland (Parker 12-8) at Detroit (Sanchez 14-8) x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland (Straily 10-8) at Detroit (Fister 14-9) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland

National League St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh Today: Pittsburgh (Burnett 10-11) at St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9), 5:07 p.m. (TBS) Friday: Pittsburgh at St. Louis (Lynn 15-10), 1:07 p.m. (MLB NETWORK) Sunday: St. Louis at Pittsburgh x-Monday: St. Louis at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Pittsburgh at St. Louis Atlanta vs. Los Angeles Today: Los Angeles (Kershaw 16-9) at Atlanta (Medlen 15-12), 8:37 p.m. (TBS) Friday: Los Angeles (Greinke 15-4) at Atlanta (Minor 13-9 or Teheran 14-8), 6:07 p.m. (TBS) Sunday: Atlanta (Minor 13-9 or Teheran 14-8) at Los Angeles (Ryu 14-8) x-Monday: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Los Angeles at Atlanta

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 12: Oakland-Detroit at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at Oakland-Detroit or Oakland-Detroit at Cleveland-Tampa Bay Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at OaklandDetroit or Oakland-Detroit at ClevelandTampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at OaklandDetroit or Oakland-Detroit at ClevelandTampa Bay x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit

All games televised by TBS Friday, Oct. 11: Atlanta-Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 12: Atlanta-Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at Atlanta-Los Angeles or Atlanta-Los Angeles at Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at Atlanta-Los Angeles or Atlanta-Los Angeles at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Atlanta-Los Angeles or Atlanta-Los Angeles at Pittsburgh x-Friday, Oct. 18: Atlanta-Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Atlanta-Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles

(Best-of-7, x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 23: NL at AL Thursday, Oct. 24: NL at AL Saturday, Oct. 26: AL at NL Sunday, Oct. 27: AL at NL x-Monday, Oct. 28: AL at NL x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: NL at AL x-Thursday, Oct. 31: NL at AL

ST. LOUIS — The Pittsburgh Pirates are riding high after their first postseason victory in 21 years. They’re confident they can beat anybody, anywhere. A few hours after defeating Cincinnati in the NL wildcard game Tuesday night, the Pirates touched down in St. Louis. They’re about to face another familiar foe in an unfamiliar month when they take on the NL Central champion Cardinals in a best-of-five division series. “We know them, they know us,’’ Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “There won’t be any ball tricks, I hope. No Statue of Liberty plays.’’ A.J. Burnett, set to start the series opener Thursday, was a part of three New York Yankees teams that made it to October. He said Wednesday there’s a sense of euphoria with this experience that was lacking before. “I guess the main thing is, over in New York, it’s expected every year, you know?’’ Burnett said. “You tend to get in there a couple of weeks before the season ends. And this one was more of a `Shock the world, we’re going to do it, we made it!’’’ The Pirates won the season series 10-9, but the Cardinals overtook them for the division lead with a fourgame sweep at home in early September. St. Louis also has quite an advantage in postseason experience, with several holdovers from the 2011

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Pittsburgh’s A.J. Burnett, left, and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright will each take the mound today when the Pirates and Cardinals hit the field for the opening game on their NLDS matchup in St. Louis.

World Series championship team and from last year, too, when St. Louis fell one win shy of a second straight pennant. The Cardinals earned some time off after winning six in a row to end the season. They won their first NL Central crown since 2009 and secured home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. Their .330 average with runners in scoring position was the majors’ best dating to 1974, when the statistic was first used. So far, they’ve done fine without injured Allen Craig, who missed almost all of September and isn’t expected back from a left mid-foot

BRAVES from Page B1 ankle issues. He hasn’t played in the field since Sept. 13. While Ethier took part in the workout, he ruled out any chance of playing in the field. “The ankle is getting better every day,’’ he said. “It’s not as fast as we want, but it’s definitely on the timetable that we knew going in. Every day that it doesn’t get more sore and set me back is a good day.’’ The Dodgers certainly won’t get any sympathy from the Braves, who lost seven players to season-ending injuries. Atlanta was bolstered by unlikely contributors such as Evan Gattis, who made the team as a non-roster player in the spring, hit 21 homers and paced all NL rookies with 65 RBIs. He’s expected to bat cleanup against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83 ERA) in the series opener. Gattis is not alone. The Braves playoff roster is filled with guys who no one would’ve expected just a few months ago. Journeyman Elliot Johnson, acquired off waivers in August, will start at second base. Veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia, purchased from Baltimore late in the season, is set to start Game 4 if the best-of-five series goes that far. Rookie David Hale, who made two September starts after the rosters expanded, made the bullpen as a long reliever. “We got a lot of contributions from a lot of guys who, coming into the season, a lot of people didn’t expect,’’ catcher Brian McCann said. There also were some huge disappointments. Three-time All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla hit just .179 and didn’t even make the 25-man squad, despite 22 homers. B.J. Upton was demoted to a backup role in the outfield after batting .184 with nine homers and 26 RBI. With Kemp out and Ethier hurting, the Dodgers are counting on veterans such as Young, Skip Schumaker and Jerry Hairston to step up. Plus, they have one of the most exciting — and sometimes exasperating — rookies in the game, 22-year-old Yasiel Puig, who batted .319 with 19 homers and 42 RBI. “Matt is a great player,’’ first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. “But we have a bunch of great players behind him.’’ Kris Medlen (15-12, 3.11) will start Game 1 for the Braves. He was the loser in last year’s wild-card playoff

sprain until at least the NL championship series. “We played really well most of the year minus a couple of dips here and there that every team has,’’ said Matt Holliday, who batted .378 over the final month to finish at .300. “I’d say, just try to roll that momentum into the postseason.’’ Adam Wainwright has to like this matchup, too. St. Louis’ ace will pitch the opener and would also be available on full rest for a possible deciding Game 5. He went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts against Pittsburgh this season. Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA) got rocked for 15 runs

over eight innings in consecutive starts against the Reds. One of them he labeled, “the worst start of my career,’’ before rebounding in the win that put the Cardinals in first place to stay. He was 4-0 in his final five starts, working seven or more innings in all of them except for a tuneup his last time out. “Well, aside from Clayton Kershaw this year, I’d argue that you could look at any single pitcher in the history of the game and they’re going to have a bad game or two in the course of 35 starts,’’ Wainwright said. “I didn’t need to do anything different. I just had a bad day.’’

L.A. DODGERS VS. ATLANTA BRAVES Season Series: Braves won 5-2. Projected Lineups Dodgers: RF Yasiel Puig (.319, 19 HRs, 42 RBI, 11 SBs), LF Carl Crawford (.283, 6, 31, 15), SS Hanley Ramirez (.345, 20, 57, 10), 1B Adrian Gonzalez (.293, 22, 100), 2B Mark Ellis (.270, 6, 48), 3B Juan Uribe (.278, 12, 50), CF Skip Schumaker (.263, 2, 30), C A.J. Ellis (.238, 10, 52). Braves: CF Jason Heyward (.254, 14 HRs, 38 RBI), RF Justin Upton (.263, 27, 70, 161 Ks), 1B Freddie Freeman (.319, 23, 109, .396 on-base average), LF Evan Gattis (.243, 21, 65), C Brian McCann (.256, 20, 57), 3B Chris Johnson (.321, 12, 68), SS Andrelton Simmons (.248, 17, 59), 2B Elliot Johnson (.209, 2, 19 with Braves and Royals). Projected Rotations Dodgers: LH Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83 ERA), RH Zack Greinke (15-4, 2.63), LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-8, 3.00), RH Ricky Nolasco (8-3, 3.52). Braves: RH Kris Medlen (15-12, 3.11 ERA), LH Mike Minor (13-9, 3.21), RH Julio Teheran (14-8, 3.20), LH Paul Maholm (10-11, 4.41) or RH Freddy Garcia (4-7, 4.37 with Orioles and Braves). Relievers Dodgers: RH Kenley Jansen (4-3, 1.88, 28/32 saves), RH Ronald Belisario (5-7, 3.97, 1/5), LH Chris Capuano (4-7, 4.26, 20 starts), RH Carlos Marmol (0-0, 2.53, 21 games with Dodgers), RH Brian Wilson (2-1, 0.66), LH J.P. Howell (4-1, 2.03), LH Paco Rodriguez (3-4, 2.32, 2/5), RH Brandon League (6-4, 5.30 14/19). Braves: RH Craig Kimbrel (4-3, 1.21, 50/54 Saves, 98 Ks in 67 IP), LH Luis Avilan (5-0, 1.52), RH David Carpenter (4-1, 1.78, 74 Ks in 65 2-3 IP), LH Scott Downs (4-4, 2.49 with Angels and Braves), LH Alex Wood (3-3, 3.13), RH Jordan Walden (4-3, 3.45), RH Anthony Varvaro (3-1, 2.82). Matchups The teams are meeting in the postseason for the first time since the 1996 NL division series, which the Braves swept in three straight games. ... The Dodgers lost 4-1 to Philadelphia in the 2009 NLCS, ending their last playoff trip. ... The Dodgers got swept in a threegame series at Atlanta in mid-May, and then split four games at home in early June before turning their season around. ... Since June 21, the Dodgers went 62-28 to clinch the NL West title. ... Los Angeles finished 11 games ahead of Arizona, the largest margin it has won the division by since moving West in 1958. ... The Dodgers became the third team in major league history to be 9{ games behind and finish in first by 10 or more games, joining the 1911 Philadelphia Athletics (won by 13 1/2 games) and the 1914 Boston Braves (won by 10 1/2 games). ... Don Mattingly, now in his third season with the Dodgers, will be managing in the postseason for the first time. ... Kershaw didn’t face the Braves in the regular season. ... Greinke was 1-0 against the Braves, scattering four hits over seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. ... Ryu had a no-decision against Atlanta, allowing two runs and five hits in five innings with five strikeouts and five walks. He will make his postseason debut in his rookie season. ... The Dodgers will be without OF Matt Kemp, who was shut down on the final day of the regular season with swelling of a bone in his sprained left ankle. ... Atlanta Game 1 starter Medlen did not allow an earned run in two starts against the Dodg-

against the St. Louis Cardinals and struggled a bit early this season, but the Braves are confident he can go pitch-for-pitch with Kershaw. “Some guys thrive in these situations. Some guys don’t,’’ McCann said. “He’s definitely one of those guys that the bigger the moment, the more he thrives.’’ The Braves also discount their shaky performance down the stretch, which cost them home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. Atlanta won just 13 of 27 games in September and lost the top seed to St. Louis by a game, which certainly raised the question of whether the team is destined for its eight straight playoff series loss. The Braves haven’t won a postseason series since 2001. “We clinched the division with a week and a half to go, but we still had

ers this season. He went 1-0, surrendering seven hits in 13 2-3 innings. ... California native Freeman went 9 of 26 (.346) with four RBIs against Los Angeles. ... Kimbrel saved four of Atlanta’s five victories over the Dodgers, with nine strikeouts in four innings. Big Picture Dodgers: They haven’t reached the World Series since winning the title in 1988. ... They began the season with one of the highest payrolls in baseball, but by June 21 had dropped a season-worst 12 games under .500 and fell 9 1/2 games behind first-place Arizona. Mattingly was rumored to be on the hot seat. ... Injuries to Greinke, Capuano, Ramirez, Mark Ellis, A.J. Ellis and Kemp were part of the Dodgers’ early struggles. ... The arrival of Puig, the energetic Cuban rookie, in early June sparked the team and helped spur the turnaround. ... The Dodgers went 42-8 from late June to mid-August before their momentum ran out and they finished as the third seed in the NL, forcing them to start the playoffs on the road. ... Puig came close to making the NL All-Star team mere weeks after his June 3 call-up. ... Like Puig, Ramirez was instrumental in the turnaround despite appearing in barely half the team’s games because of injury. ... It is the team’s first playoff berth under new management that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson. Braves: Atlanta won its first division title since 2005 despite a devastating rash of injuries. Seven players — including starting pitcher Tim Hudson and relievers Eric O’Flaherty and Jonny Venters — are out for the season. ... The Braves also had to deal with two key players, CF B.J. Upton and 2B Dan Uggla, struggling through horrible years. Upton, signed to a five-year, $75.25 million contract before the season and united with younger brother Justin, batted .184 with nine homers, 26 RBIs and 151 strikeouts in 391 at-bats. Uggla played so poorly that he underwent eye surgery in an attempt to improve things, but it didn’t help. He hit .179 with 171 strikeouts in 448 at-bats, though he did provide some power with 22 homers and 55 RBI. Manager Fredi Gonzalez had little choice except to bench the big-money players, adjusting the outfield to put Heyward in center and rookie Evan Gattis in left, while Johnson, acquired off waivers from Kansas City in August, has been starting at second base. ... Gattis, a non-roster player who quit baseball for several years and surprisingly made the team in spring training, turned out to be a godsend. He played catcher, first base and the outfield while showing a penchant for coming through in the clutch. His 65 RBIs led all NL rookies, while his 21 homers ranked second to San Diego’s Jedd Gyorko. ... Johnson, a throw-in to the deal that brought Justin Upton to the Braves from Arizona, also had a surprisingly strong season. He led the league in hitting much of the season before finishing second to Colorado’s Michael Cuddyer. ... Kimbrel led the NL in saves for the third years in a row with a career-high 50. Over three full seasons in the majors, the hard-throwing right-hander has surrendered just 114 hits with 341 strikeouts in 206 2-3 innings. If the Braves have a lead heading to the ninth inning, the game is as good as over. ... The Braves struck out 1,384 times, tied for the third most in the league. Three players — Uggla, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton (161) — struck out more than 150 times. ... After building a commanding lead in the NL East, the Braves struggled down the stretch, going 13-14 in the final month and failing to win more than two games in a row.

home-field advantage we were fighting for,’’ first baseman Freddie Freeman insisted. “We fought all the way to the end of the season. There was no edge taken away. We were competing every day, every game. That’s going to help us going in.’’ Atlanta shrugged off its history of playoff failures, which dates to an unprecedented run of 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005 that resulted in only one World Series championship. McCann is the only active holdover from the Braves’ last division crown. He said this team isn’t dwelling on the ones that got away. “No one here was even part of it for those 14 years. I just caught the tail end of it that last year,’’ McCann said. “I don’t think anybody thinks about that. Once the game starts, it’s just us vs. them.’’


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FOOTBALL

THE ITEM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013

Shaw to start against Kentucky BY RYAN WOOD Post and Courier

Watkins could have big day against Syracuse D BY SCOTT KEEPFER Greenville News

COLUMBIA — Connor Shaw’s “miraculous recovery” took its final step Wednesday when South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said the senior quarterback will start Saturday night against Kentucky. Shaw missed all but the first series of last weekend’s game at UCF after taking a hit and fumbling. A “sprain” to his right, throwing shoulder was supposed to keep him out two to three weeks. Instead, Shaw returned to the field immediately, first practicing Monday night. Spurrier said Shaw was throwing the ball “very well” at practice Wednesday. “Connor’s fine. He’s 100 percent,” Spurrier said. “He’s ready to go. I guess it’s sort of the flukiest thing. Obviously, when he came off the field, I thought he was out for the season the way he was in pain, but somehow or another if it popped out a little it went right back in. The doctor said it’s no problem. “It looked bad, but it wasn’t that bad. It must’ve been some pain in there that went away.”

CLEMSON — The best way to counter pressure? Apply some of your own. That’s precisely what Clemson’s offense hopes to do against the Syracuse defense when the teams meet Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. “We’ve got to get the ball out quick in this game,” Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins said. “If they blitz the whole game, we’re just going to throw hot and do the little things they can’t stop. If you blitz the whole game, the defense is soft somewhere.” “Hot routes” – those shorter, quick-hitting patterns that enable a quarterback to connect with a receiver quickly and avoid a potential sack — may become

standard fare in a game in which the Orange defense is expected to force the issue. “They’re very active, probably as aggressive of a group as we’ve played,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “They bring a ton of pressure and force you to be sound. You can’t hold the ball, because they’ll bring one more than you can block. But at the end of the day, it’s still about making plays.” And when it comes to making plays, few are better than Watkins. Despite being just a junior, Watkins leads all active Atlantic Coast Conference players with 3,745 all-purpose yards. The bottom line: When Watkins has a 100-yard game, the Tigers are 8-1. He’d like to make that 9-1 on Saturday.

SPURRIER HAPPY FOR SELLOUT

These days, Spurrier is much more interested in how Williams-Brice Stadium’s stands look at kickoff instead of the fourth quarter. Spurrier said this week he is pleased USC will have its third sellout in three home games when it hosts Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. After the fifth announced sellout of the 2013 season, a packed home stadium has become a trend. “We are fired up that it’s another sellout,” Spurrier said. “We appreciate our fans buying the tickets, and I want to say this: I can’t criticize our fans if they leave early. I appreciate you buying the tickets. I know sometimes I go to a ball game here on campus, and I leave be-

GATORS from Page B1 hanging their heads because they’ve done such a good job this year playing full games,” Parks said. Sophomore Terry Singleton led the Gators at quarterback while junior Roderick Charles was out with a medial collateral ligament sprain. Lakewood mustered just 228 total yards of offense. Singleton, who normally plays wide receiver, rushed for 67 yards on 23 carries and was 9 of 18 passing for 127 yards with one TD pass and one interception. Offensively in the loss to the Bulldogs, Lakewood got a 44-yard TD pass from Singleton to Tyshawn Johnson. Johnson also had an 81-yard kickoff returned for a score. Finding a balance and consistency both offensively and defensively is what the Gators hope to do this week. “(Our message to the kids this week is) wrapping up tackles and not missing assignments defensively,” Parks said. “Offensively, get the job done. We had solid

KNIGHTS from Page B1 that in mind as they open Region VI-3A play on Friday by traveling to Darlington. The Falcons are also 4-1 as are region foes Marlboro County and Manning. Defending 3A state champion Hartsville is 5-0 and Lakewood is 2-3. “This is a dog-eat-dog region,” the Crestwood head coach said. “I hope we’re

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Originally thought to be sidelined for two weeks, South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw will start against Kentucky on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

fore it’s over too, because I like to beat the crowd out.” DECISION TO ‘JERK’ SHOW

Spurrier didn’t even let the question finish Wednesday. The Head Ball Coach knew he was going to be asked about his decision to yank his weekly TV show off the Gamecocks’ athletic website. Here’s what he said after practice: “Well, I guess we don’t jerk a TV show too often, but I was way too negative afterward. And I

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Junior Varsity Football Richland Northeast at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Darlington at Crestwood, 6 p.m. Manning at Lakewood, 6 p.m. Andrews at Lee Central, 6 p.m. Orangeburg Prep at Wilson Hall, 7 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Oakbrook Prep, 6 p.m. Robert E. Lee at Dillon Christian, 6 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Patrick Henry, 6 p.m. B Team Football Richland Northeast at Sumter, 6 p.m. Orangeburg Prep at Wilson Hall, 5 p.m. Middle School Football East Clarendon at Latta, 6 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis East Clarendon at Hannah-Pamplico, TBA Thomas Sumter at Wilson Hall (at Palmetto Tennis Center), 4 p.m. Junior Varsity Girls Tennis Thomas Sumter at Wilson Hall (at Palmetto Tennis Center), 4 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Lakewood at Crestwood, 5:30 p.m. East Clarendon at Scott’s Branch, 6 p.m. Wilson Hall at Hammond, 5:30 p.m. Holly Hill at Thomas Sumter, 5 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Patrick Henry, 5:30 p.m. Junior Varsity Volleyball Wilson Hall at Hammond, 4:15 p.m. Holly Hill at Thomas Sumter, 4 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Patrick Henry, 4:30 p.m. SATURDAY Varsity Cross Country Sumter in Darlington Invitational (at Darlington Raceway), 9 a.m. Varsity Swimming Sumter in State Meet (at Uuniversity of South Carolina Natatorium in Columbia), 4:15 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Ashley Hall, 9 a.m.

offensive production in the first quarter then it went in spurts.” Parks said Charles would be back for Friday’s contest and that allows for another playmaker Manning will have to account for on the field. The Gators are averag-

going to be in there ready to go, because if you’re not in this region you’ll get your behind handed to you.” Darlington’s lone loss came last Friday, 30-27 to 4A West Florence. Its victories have been 22-6 against 2A Lake Marion, 20-0 against 3A Wilson, 53-0 against 1A Hannah-Pamplico and 27-15 against 1A Lamar. Crolley said the Falcons run their offense out of a spread formation, but are equally adept at both running and throwing the football.

said, ‘You know, I don’t need to be so negative toward some of our players or some of our coaches that coach secondary, including myself. I try to always include myself of not coaching very well. So we decided to just not show the thing. I guess they showed it two or three times. I didn’t even know it. I thought they showed it once, which I watched. I watched it Sunday morning, and it wasn’t any big deal. It was about like most of my shows I thought, but I was too negative in it.”

ing 20.8 points per game offensively while allowing 27.4. “Hopefully with Roderick back they’ll respect his ability to pass,” Parks said. “We’ve got to stop their run more than establish ours. We’ll see what they come out and give us — If they’ll let us run the ball we’ll try and run it. If they let us throw it we’ll definitely throw the ball around a bit.” The Gators allowed 410 yards rushing to 30 passing against Camden and will be without junior Zach Baker for the rest of the season as he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the loss to Camden. Defensively, Lakewood will have to answer for the run as the Monarchs have three running backs in RaQuan Bennett, John Maddox and Dontavious Conyers. “They have a great rushing attack and have three guys that can get the job done,” Parks said. “Defensively, they run a 3-3-5 defense, so we’ve got to find a way to run the ball and maintain drives because their outside linebacker is a really good player and they’ve got a bunch of athletes.”

Trayvon Thomas leads Darlington in rushing with 614 yards and seven touchdowns on 100 carries. Quarterback Shakeem Thomas has completed just 40 of 86 passes, but he has thrown for 668 yards and seven TDs against just three interceptions. The top pass catcher is Tra’Quan Dubose. He has 18 receptions for 375 yards and one score. “They throw it everywhere, but they are really well balanced,” Crolley said. “The running back (Trayvon Thomas) is really good. We’re

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Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) might have a big game on Saturday against a Syracuse defense that likes to bring pressure.

MANNING from Page B1 one team to score in double digits, that being Timberland in an 18-15 season-opening loss. Since that time, the defense has been pretty stout allowing a combined 18 points over four games, including two shutouts. “Our kids have been playing above average on defense,” he said. “I’ve challenged our defensive backs not to let any receivers get behind them and up front we kind of want to put as much pressure on the quarterback as possible.” Lakewood head football coach Perry Parks said junior Roderick Charles will play at quarterback for the Gators after sitting out last week’s 48-20 loss to Camden due to an injury. With Charles, Felder said the Gators passing attack is a concern. “They put it in the air and once that thing is in the air anything can happen,” the Manning head coach explained. “It’s just like USC against Central Florida last week; two or three passes and those things can end up as big plays.” Despite the bye, Felder said

going to have to be able to account for him.” Crolley thought his defense played really well against Lake City. It was the fewest points the Knights have allowed in a game this season. “The defense played really well in the first half, keeping us in the game,” Crolley said. “Hopefully we’re going to continue to play like that. The offenses in this region are so strong, once they get started, it’s hard to get things back on track.” The Knights, of course, run

his team’s mindset has been it’s a whole new season beginning on Friday. “After (a 33-9 victory over) Berkeley that was our mindset; we enjoy the victory tonight and on Sunday we’re back to work against Lakewood,” he said. “Your preseason (non-conference games) doesn’t mean a thing; It doesn’t determine if you’ll go to the playoffs or not, but of course this (part of the) season will.” Felder said he knows Lakewood will look to key on Manning’s trio of running backs of RaQuan Bennett, John Maddox and Dontavious Conyers. While their speed is a weapon, the decision-making ability of quarterback Donnie Baker has been a key to the Monarchs’ success. “His (Baker’s) passing ability is certainly adequate; we just have to take what they give us,” Felder said. “If they load the box on us we’ll have no choice but to throw it, and we just have to take what they give us. If they want to give us the passing game I think our quarterback has certainly lived up to the task the past five games.” The Monarchs beat Lakewood 61-7 last year as the Gators did not win a single region contest.

primarily out of the Wing T offense with a little bit of the Hammer mixed in. Whichever it is, they are a run-oriented team. Running back Ty’Son Williams has rushed for 800 yards and nine TDs on 81 carries. He is coming off a 208yard, 2-TD performance against Lake City. While Williams is averaging 160 yards a game, Jason McDaniel is also averaging over 100 yards. McDaniel has 587 yards and four scores on 74 carries.


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CARL A. JENSEN Carl Andrew Jensen, age 24, beloved son of Carl Peter Andrew Jensen and Sherry Lynn Jensen, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 13, 1989, in Sumter. Mr. Jensen was JENSEN musically talented in playing the drums and writing music. He was an avid skateboarder. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother, grandson and fiance. Surviving in addition to his parents are Mr. Jensen’s fiancée, Veronica Preusser; three children, Dalton Jensen, Carl Jensen and Savannah Jensen; one brother, Sean Michael Jensen; grandmother, Judith M. High, all of Sumter; and three uncles, Jim High, Ray High and Ken High. Mr. Jensen was preceded in death by his grandfather, James O. High. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Betty Gainey and Ronnie Morris officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smithfield Evangelical Baptist Church, 1008 Oswego Road, Sumter, SC 29153 or to Faith Outreach Assembly, 42 Callen Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

EVELINA NELSON MANNING — Evelina “Lene” Nelson, 59, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1954, in Manning, a NELSON daughter of the late Waymond and Almeta Walters Nelson. At an early age, she accepted

Christ and joined Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the senior missionary and was a former mass choir member. She received her formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County and was a 1973 graduate of Manning High School. She received an early childhood education certification from F.E. Dubose Vocational Center in 2002. She was employed with Santee Apparel in Manning for many years. Survivors are one son, Jermaine Anton Nelson of Columbia; eight sisters, Georgie Ann Nelson of Manning, Sadie Ann Nelson and Della Mae Miller, both of Alcolu, Barbara Ann (Kyle) Raindrop and Margurite (Joe) Moten, both of Sumter, Linda (Ashley) White of Fayetteville, N.C., Loretta (Herman) Brown of Olanta, and Gloria (Harry) Frierson of Coward; four brothers, James Nelson of South Boston, Va., Alphonso Blackwell of Olanta, Wayne (Betty Ann) Blackwell of Baltimore, Md., and James Johnson of Manning; and one aunt, Emma B. Nelson of Sumter. Celebratory services for Ms. Nelson will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Alcolu, with the Rev. James S. Hudley, pastor, officiating, the Rev. David Woods, presiding, and Minister Sylvia Whitaker, the Rev. Delaney K. Frierson and the Rev. William J. Frierson, assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister, Della Miller, 2444 Little Star Road, Alcolu. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

BETTY EVANS Ann Elizabeth “Betty” Hammond Evans, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter James Hammond and Rudolph Evans. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Emma Lou Amerson Hancock. Mrs. Evans was a retired nurse from Tuomey Regional Medical Center

and was also a private duty nurse. She was the founder of the Hemophilia Association of South Carolina. Surviving are one sister, Mary Emma Hancock of Sumter; one brother, Leroy Hancock Sr. of Sumter; one stepdaughter, Nancy H. Ringeling and her husband, Hank, of St. Simons Island, Ga.; a special friend and caretaker, David Young of Sumter; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special dog, Dixie. She was preceded in death by a son, Mike Hammond. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Cemetery in Elliott with the Rev. Randall Haase officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mollie Moore, 60 Bradley Road, Bishopville, SC 29010. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

EUGENE W. ROSS Eugene Walker Ross, 92, widower of Mary Alice Odom Ross, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the home of his daughter. Born July 23, 1921, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late David Jefferson Ross and Francis Elizabeth Walker Ross. Mr. Ross was brought up in the Rembert community and attended Hillcrest High School. He joined the Seabees during World War II and served in the South Pacific for three years. After his discharge, he worked for Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, Md., Plowden Construction in Sumter, and retired from Laidlaw Corp. in Rimini. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by two children, Marilyn Ross Gause of Sumter and David Bryan Ross (Darlene) of Sumter; a sister, Mary Sue Shealy of Sumter; four grandchildren, Alice Marie Ross

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of Jekyll Island, Ga., Jennifer Marilyn Ross of Tampa, Fla., Justin David Gause of Sumter and Lauren Gause Bradley (Timothy) of Sumter; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Ross and Joshua Capell; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jefferson Ross, Theo Ross and Jack Ross; and a sister, Katherine Ross Weatherly. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Ron Bower officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Amedisys Hospice for all they have done for Mr. Ross and the family. Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2555 Lin Do Court, Sumter, SC 29150. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

ALBERT McLAIN COLUMBIA — Albert McLain, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in a Columbia hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home, 130 McIntosh St., Lynchburg. LEROY ROBINSON LYNCHBURG — Leroy Robinson died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 3365 Pleasant Grove Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home, 130 McIntosh St., Lynchburg. CARRIE BRAILSFORD Carrie Brailsford, daughter of the late Matthew and Sarah Haynesworth Brailsford, went home to Glory on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Newark, N.J. She was born in Lee County, where her early childhood education began in the public school system and her religious experiences at Mt. Olive AME Church,

Woodrow. Later, she moved to Newark and there her life’s journey continued. She leaves to cherish her memories: three children; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; one brother, Matthew Brailsford; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Luke AME Church, 146 Clinton Ave., Newark. Perry Funeral Home, 34-44 Mercer St., Newark, NJ 07103, is in charge of these arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com.

MARY LEE REMBERT Mary Lee Rembert, 82, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Sumter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul AME Shaw Church, St. Paul Church Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Eric Dent officiating. The public may view from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter. Interment will follow in Harvin Cemetery, off of Pinewood Road. Mrs. Rembert will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Friday until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the Rembert residence, 300 Arabella Drive, Wedgefield. Please leave a condolence for the family on their website found at palmermemorialchapel. com. SAUL BROGDON Jr. Saul “JB” Brogdon Jr. took his heavenly flight on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born Dec. 10, 1945, JB, as he was affectionately called, was the eldest of six children born to Daisy Roman Brogdon and the late Sod Brogdon Sr. JB was educated in the public school system of Sumter and was a graduate of

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Eastern High School Class of 1964. He moved to New Haven, Conn., and he was employed by Connecticut Container Corp., Saint Francis Home for Children, and East Rock Elks Lodge No. 141, where he was a member for many years. In the early 1990s, he relocated to Sumter. He later rejoined Saint Paul AME Church. He leaves to cherish precious memories: a special friend, Donna Benson of Hamden, Conn.; a daughter, Carla (Robert Jr.) Blount of Meriden, Conn.; three grandchildren, Kelsey, Kristen and Robert Blount III of Meriden; four sisters, Felicia (Alphonso) Brogdon Graham, Genovia Brogdon Thomas, Ruth (Kenneth) Charles of Sumter and Lavetta (Fred) Brogdon Smith of Norcross, Ga.; two brothers, McKinley Brogdon Sr. and Osteen Brogdon of Sumter; aunts and uncles, Aubrey Brogdon Johnson of New York, N.Y., Sadie (Willis) Roman White, Mildred Roman Jinwright, Flora (Thomas) Roman York, Gloria (Lucius) Roman Felder, Johnnie (Miriam) Roman Sr., Barbara (Willie) Roman Jackson, Rebecca Carson and McKinley Wilson Sr., all of Sumter; six nieces; four nephews; nine great-nieces; greatnephews; a host of other relatives and caring friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Sod Brogdon Sr.; and sister, Naomi Ruffle. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Friday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at noon Friday at St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, Sumter, with Pastor Robert Galloway officiating, assisted by Dr. Friendly Gadson and Dr. Sammie Simmons. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. The family is receiving friends at 910 Radical Road, Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc. rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.

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TIGERS from Page B1 Brownell said Wednesday. “I think we have 10 guys that can play. I don’t know if our one, two and three best players are better than other teams’ one, two and three best players. But I’m optimistic our seven, eight, nine and ten are going to be better. We’re not going to have a drop off.’’ It’s taken some time for Brownell to build up to that during his first three seasons. He and the Tigers made the NCAAs his debut season in 2010-11 and went 8-8 in the ACC a year later with a team featuring upperclassmen brought in by his predecessor Oliver Purnell. Things bottomed out last winter as the Tigers struggled to score points, averaging an ACC worst 61.5 points a game. A lot of that, Brownell said, was Clemson having to slow things down to stay with stronger opponents like Miami and North Carolina. There were few players on the bench experienced or talented enough to spell Booker and Jennings, meaning it was easier to pack the post and wait for those two to tire. And if Booker or

| Jennings was off early on, that typically spelled doom for the Tigers. This season, Brownell expects more players who will push each other to improve. He says he’ll be able to look to the bench and confidently sub people in and out, knowing the production won’t fall off. That will be especially true in the backcourt, which will be led by junior point guard Rod Hall, Jordan Roper and Coleman, who was out all last season with a torn Achilles tendon suffered during the summer of 2012. Hall had 110 assists, about a third of Clemson’s team total last year, while Roper led the club with 41 3-pointers. Coleman had picked up his play at the end of the 2011-12 season and had become one of the Tigers more consistent performers before getting hurt, Brownell said. The Tigers will lean heavily on forward McDaniels, a junior who was second on the team with 10.2 points a game and has the explosive hops that brought down the Littlejohn Coliseum house several times last fall. McDaniels, though, was bothered by ankle problems at times last season. Blossomgame, a 6-foot-7 forward

considered Brownell’s top recruit before missing all last year, is back healthy and ready to go. Brownell said he’ll have to make sure not to overwork Blossomgame this preseason as he returns from a compound fracture in his left leg. Clemson’s post position also picked up some depth with 6-10 forward Ibrahim Djambo, a junior col-

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

Homes for Sale FOR SALE (NOT FOR RENT) 4 Br, 2 bath, LR, DR, Fam Rm, Laundry Rm, new kit. appliances, roof, windows, heat pump. Carpet & hardwood floors, carport & workshop. 108 Gleaton $144,900. Call 469-9381 for appt. 4BR 2BA MH LR , Den W/fireplace, Large Fenced backyard, Dalzell Area. Payments Approx $375 MO. Owner Fin. with $7K Down. Call 803 236-5953 3BR 2BA SW Like new on Large Lot in Oswego Area. Owner Financing with $5500 Dwn. Call 494-5010

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2BR/2BA apt located in town near Sumter Mall. 803-236-5953. 1/2 off 1st month rent.

3BR/2BA (Dalzell). Owner Financing. Requires $7,000 down. 803-983-8084

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20 N. Magnolia Street

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Big Fall Special 150 cars $5,000 or less $$$ CASH $$$ Price is Right Auto Sales 3210 Broad St 803-494-4275

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

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Autos For Sale

1998 Durango, V8, 4WD, AT, 7 pass., PW, tilt, CC, tow pkg. $2800. 803-464-6896 lv. msg.

2003 Ford Expedition XLT, Black/Tan Ext, Leather Int, TV, PW/PL, 3rd row, 147k miles. $4,100 OBO. 803-464-3526

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