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Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office lead Quentin Patrick away shortly after he pleaded guilty to four counts of violent crimes, including the murder of Tony “T.J.� Darrisaw on Halloween night 2008. With his guilty plea, Patrick will spend the next 30 years in jail.

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison in deal BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com The five-year saga of a Halloween trick-or-treat gone tragically wrong came to an end Tuesday when Quentin P. Patrick pleaded guilty to the murder of a 12-yearold boy. Patrick, 27, shot and killed Tony “T.J.� Darrisaw and injured his 9-year-old brother and father on the night of Oct. 31, 2008, spraying more than 30 bullets from the barrel of an AK-47 through his front door when

the children came to his South Wise Drive home to trick-or-treat. On Tuesday, Patrick plead guilty in circuit court to one count of murder, two counts of T.J. assault and battery with intent to kill and one count of assault with intent to kill. In return, prosecutors dropped one count of manufacturing crack cocaine. At-large Circuit Court Judge W. Jeffrey Young accepted the recommendation of the prosecution and

sentenced Patrick to 30 years in prison for the murder charge with the penalties to the lesser charges to run concurrently. Had Young decided to allow the sentences for murder and all the lesser charges to run consecutively, he could have received an 80-year term. In addition, Patrick was not given credit for any time served, meaning the first day he will be eligible to be released from jail is Oct. 8, 2043.

It’s tough being the wife of a deployed airman or soldier. It’s even tougher when you’re expecting a baby. “I’d been through deployment, but this time I was pregnant,� said Melissa Revel, now a mother of three and wife of Maj. Richard Revel. “I decided I was not going to sit here and get depressed. I was

going to do something positive.� So in April, she threw a baby shower for other women whose husbands were deployed or on temporary duty assignment. She’s got another celebration planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Quality Inn on Broad Street. She welcomes donations. SEE BABIES, PAGE A6

Civilians return to work at Shaw BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com The 350 civilians employed at Shaw Air Force Base returned to work Tuesday. “I can’t speak for the entire base, but it’s been nice having civilians back in our office,� said 2nd Lt. Earon Brown, deputy chief of public affairs for the 20th Fighter Wing. “I appreciate people being understanding during the reduction of services.� The men and women considered “nonessential to the base’s defense mission�

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Michelle Vance, left, tells Jetahdi De Belen, front, to pick out some goodies while other mothers-to-be Angel Anderson, second from left; Constance Morales, back center; and Jessica Ford line up for their turns during the first Operation Military Shower for Shaw in April.

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Sweet treats: Lions Candy Day on Saturday FROM STAFF REPORTS To coincide with the Sumter Lions Club’s annual Candy Day on Saturday, Mayor Joseph T. McElveen has designated Oct. 6-12 Lions Sight and Hearing Conservation Week in the city. In his proclamation, McElveen “urge(s) everyone in the community to recognize the merits of this cause with generous donations to the Sumter Lions Club in its annual Candy Day donation drive and other fundraising events.” Sumter Lions will be out in force at Walmart on Saturday, joining more than 4,000 Lions Club members across South Carolina. They will be giving away free candy mints in exchange for donations. The services the Lions Club offers across South Carolina and in Sumter are funded by the donations received

from the general public during its annual fundraisers, typically held during the month of October in conjunction with World Vision Day, which is Oct. 10. The Sumter Lions Club urges everyone to participate in this event so that they may continue to help the uninsured and underinsured in our community. When the S.C. Lions conduct fundraisers, 100 percent of the proceeds stay in South Carolina, benefiting residents of the communities the clubs are based in and individuals across the state who are in need. For every $1 contribution, the Lions are able to leverage, through sound fiscal management, an additional $4 of services. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest volunteer service organization. The

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Sumter Mayor Joseph T. McElveen signs a proclamation designating Oct. 6-12 Lions Sight and Hearing Conservation Week in the City of Sumter as local members of the Sumter Lions Club look on. From left they are Carolyn Klaege, Bob Fleury, Earl Klaege, Billy Steele, Lions President Bob Young, Porter Thompkins and James Russell.

4,000 South Carolina Lions Club volunteers provide humanitarian services such as eyeglasses, eye surgeries and

hearing aids for those who cannot afford them. The clubs have been a part of the community since

1917. Sight and hearing conservation have been the major projects for Lions Clubs International since Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be her “knights of the blind.” Together with S.C. Lions Charitable Services organization, the Lions Clubs of S.C. have developed programs to educate the public about health issues and to improve sight and hearing among those most in need. The Sumter Lions Club welcomes new members to join them as they “have fun, raise money and change lives for the better in Sumter,” said Sumter Lions Club President Bob Young. Contact Young at (803) 406-7669 or Bob Fleury, Sumter Lions membership chairman, at (803) 968-1187 for information on how to become a Lion.

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Linda Beck on piano and soprano Deborah Horton opened Fall for the Arts with a concert of Broadway, pop and light classical music Friday night at Patriot Hall. The weekend-long festival also offered theater, visual arts, dance and a variety of music from local bands and individuals.

If you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace for the Affordable Care Act, you can call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-855-8894325. Online chat is also available 24/7. Just look for the blue box on the lower right hand corner on most pages of the website www.healthcare.gov. You’ll be connected to a customer service representative who can answer your questions in an online conversation.

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s the weather cools, you are more likely to observe one of nature’s more common seasonal phenomenons — the v-shaped flight pattern of several species of migratory birds. This type of flying pattern provides the most energy-efficient way for the animals to migrate because each bird benefits from the drag reduction provided by the bird in front of it. If birds were to fly alone, fatigue would set in quickly, and the attempt at migration would fail. In order for the skein to be successful, there must be a lead animal that provides the initial benefit to the others by cutting the wind with its body. The effort on the part of this first bird is significantly more because his effort provides the benefit for the following animals. Because of that bird’s leadership, the group is able to soar. On Oct. 13, many area churches will celebrate National Clergy Association Day, the day on which we should remember and celebrate those clergymen and women who lead us in our own spiritual journeys. I’ll admit it’s a day that I don’t think about until it’s mentioned in my church service. Most of us might not see the day-to-day activities of the men and women in the pulpit, so we might come to the conclusion that it’s an easy gig. Perhaps that’s why the official Clergy Apprecia-

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homes and the perfect disposition at all times. They can never be sick, melancholy or on vacation. They must always be on and available for the needs of everyone around them. This is part of their job, some conclude. Then they are supposed to listen intently to the same people who fall asleep during their sermons. They must conduct impromptu marriage counseling on a late-night phone call. They must buy Styrofoam cups for the church picnic, referee a disintegrating discourse among the elders or deacons and formulate a feasible budget based on varying fiscal information in one afternoon. They must prepare sermons (the general rule is one hour of preparation for every minute of the sermon) while pausing to visit the family of a terminally ill person. It’s strange that we impose some of the most impossible standards on those we should care for the most. As our leaders, many of our clergy are on the forefront of spiritual warfare, fighting for their own, as well as the spiritual needs of others. It’s a terrific burden, and they are expected to carry it with grace. When they fail, we in the congregation are quick to hand down our disapproval. It’s not all bad, of course. There is incredible joy in ministry if nothing more than the actuation of fulfilling a Godgiven calling. Even then there are more

perks to the position. Many of the pastors I’ve personally met know that God has called them to lead others, and they do so knowing that they will never gain resounding accolades. They do what they do because they hold an earnest love for the ones they serve. Being a pastor, for them, is an opportunity to see those they minister to deepen their spiritual understanding. What’s more, they are able to be with those people at some of the most vulnerable points in their lives. They cradle a brand new baby in their arms and hold the hand of someone as he or she slips into eternity. Their research can cause them to plumb the depths of spiritual knowledge which, in turn, creates in them a passion to tell others of our incredible hope. Most would say that it’s a tough job leading the flock but a rewarding one nonetheless. For all these reasons and more, your pastor needs to know that you appreciate the job he or she does. You can express your appreciation to your pastor this Sunday in the form of a sincere handshake to something bigger. The point is to not forget to encourage those in your church who seek to guide the rest of us toward spiritual success. Sometimes the best gift is a simple word of affirmation. Let your pastor know this Sunday how much his or her effort means to you.

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Sixth Floor Trio opens 67th concert season and found they missed the camaraderie of that environment, so when they founded Three college friends, all their group, they named it for accomplished musicians, their former abode. combined their talents to In just four years, the muform the chamber group sicians in Sixth Floor Trio Sixth Floor Trio in 2009, and have already established they’ve been in demand tothemselves internationally as gether and separately ever individuals and as a chamber since. The trio explores digroup. verse musical styles including Triple-threat violinist, basklezmer — the soonist and contraditionally ductor HollingBECOME A MEMBER itinerant Jewish sworth grew up folk music of in Texas, where Season memberships for the eastern Europe he played westSumter-Shaw Community Concert — bluegrass, ern swing music, Association are still available and rock, classical, and he joined a start at $50. Non-membership tickLatin jazz and bluegrass group ets for each concert are priced at pop. at Curtis, play$20 for Sixth Floor Trio, $20 for The Sumter can ing fiddle. AcGothard Sisters and $25 for Hal hear them in cording to the Linden. Students with school ID pay concert at the Sixth Floor Trio’s only $5 for each concert. Sumter Opera website, HolFor more information, reach House at 7 p.m. lingsworth “still Sandi Edens at (803) 469-2264 or Oct. 19, when play(s) with a hedens@ftc-i.net; or call Betsy the Sumterbluegrass band Ridgeway at (803) 469-2114. Shaw Commubased in Brooknity Concert Aslyn, New York.� sociation opens He is also its 67th season principal basof bringing outstanding prosoonist with the New York fessional acts to Sumter stag- City Ballet at Lincoln Center es. and has guest conducted on Trio musicians Harrison multiple subscription conHollingsworth, Teddy Abrams certs for the NYCB Orchestra. and Johnny Teyssier graduat- He holds the David Alan Milled from the Curtis Institute of er Conducting Fellowship for Music in 2008. They had all the New York Youth Sympholived in apartments on the ny, where he serves as assissixth floor of a building there tant conductor. BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com

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Hollingsworth formerly held the Eileen McManimen principal bassoon chair for Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony), where he has also served as program annotator and first violinist. An enthusiastic advocate for new music, he often premieres new works for bassoon, including Teddy Abrams’ Bassoon Sonata, which is dedicated to him. The versatile Abrams conducts, composes and performs as a clarinetist, pianist and sometimes as a saxophonist. He is the resident

conductor of the MAV Symphony of Budapest and assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The conducting fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami from 2008-11, he has also conducted with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony, the Marin Symphony and the Boca Raton Symphonia. A San Francisco native, at only 11 years of age Abrams

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studied with famed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both the Curtis Institute of Music and the Aspen Music Festival. A sought-after soloist, he has played with the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and many other orchestras both in the U.S. and internationally. Teyssier is French American and laureate of the Juventus organization, which recognizes the most talented young soloists in Europe; and he was a winner of the Ico Ardån Award, given by the Irish Chamber Orchestra to young emerging international soloists. He can be heard regularly on American Public Media’s Performance Today, as well as the BBC Radio 3 and Ireland’s RTÉ Lyric. In addition to solo performances with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the Colburn Orchestra, Teyssier has performed recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe in venues such as the Kennedy Center; the Kravis Center; La Mortella in Ischia, Italy; and the American Academy in Berlin and has been featured in many international music festivals. He is principal clarinetist of both the MalmÜ Symphony in Sweden and the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.

Young Eagles will take flight over Lee County on Saturday BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item BISHOPVILLE — Young eagles will be flying high Saturday at Butters Field. Youngsters from eight to 17 will be able to fly in an airplane as part of Young Eagles Day activities at Butters Field. “This is the fourth time we’ve done this, and it is always a success,� said George Roberts, chairman of the Lee County Airport Commission. “We’ve had as many as 60 youngsters participate. This year, we hope to have more than 100.� Roberts said he is working with officials at Robert E. Lee Academy, Lee County School District and area churches to get the word out about the event. “And we have flyers out all over town,� he said. Six airplanes will be on hand Saturday, Rob-

erts said. “This program is sponsored by the Black Creek Aeronautical Society of Hartsville,� he said. “This group is a chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association. They will have pilots and planes on hand Saturday.� Pre-registration is not required. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the event. “It’s also going to be an educational opportunity,� Roberts said. “Before the plane goes up, the Young Eagles will be shown how to go about checking all of the equipment and controls on the plane. They will walk around the plane and do a walkthrough. They’ll check the fuel, the oil and other controls on the plane.� Jeanne Rudick, Young Eagles coordinator for the Hartsville chapter, said the preflight exercise will also

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George P. Brown, 70, of 35 Wright St., was charged with driving under suspension, third offense; and disregard for a traffic device when he reportedly ran a red light and was stopped about 9:32 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Calhoun and Harvin streets. James Aloph Wright, 51, 1708 N. Saint Paul Church Road, was charged with driving under suspension, first offense; and having stolen tags from Sumter County when the suspect stopped at a checkpoint at the intersection of Williams Street and Manning Avenue about 1:02 a.m. Saturday. Quintrel Swava Bristol, 22, of 820 Mathis St., was charged with possession of marijuana, first offense; unlawful carrying of a pistol; and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident that reportedly occurred between 11:10 and 11:22 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Maple Street. Law enforcement responded to the area for shots fired and a red SUV leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers searched the area and saw two black men getting out of a red Ford Expedition. When asked if they had contraband, the suspect reportedly told officers about the marijuana and a 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun. A search of the vehicle also revealed a black digital scale. STOLEN PROPERTY:

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A cream-colored 2009 Chrysler 300 reportedly sustained $2,000 in damage from scratches between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. A vending machine outside a business reportedly sustained $3,000 in damage between 7 p.m. Saturday and 7:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Golfcrest Road. A glass door in the 500 block of South Pike Road reportedly sustained $550 in damage between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. EMS CALLS:

Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 40 calls Sunday. Of those, 34 were medical calls, one was a wreck, and five were listed as “other trauma.�

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2 win physics Nobel Prize for Higgs theory prize went to people who were widely expected to get it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In CERN here, most all of the physicists I know, about 95 percent, expected those two would win it. The question was if there would be a third and who it would be,â&#x20AC;? said Joe Incandela, a professor of physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and leader of the CMS experiment, one of the two groups that discovered the Higgs particle. Before the announcement there had been questions about whether a group of American scientists who published a paper shortly after Higgs would also be honored or if any of the thousands of scientists at CERN would share in the prize, too. But that would have been a tricky decision for the judges, since each Nobel Prize can go to only three winners. Ulf Danielsson, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the physics prize, noted that the prize citation also honored the work done at CERN. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a giant discovery. It means the final building block in the so-called Standard Model for particle physics has been put in place, so it marks a milestone in the history of physics,â&#x20AC;? Danielsson said. The two winners will share a prize worth 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.2 million). The Nobel Prizes, established by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, have been given out since 1901.

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Delivery truck driver Donald Whitacre, of Gore, Va., returns to his truck after pumping 200 gallons of home-heating oil into a customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tank in Winchester, Va., on March 6. Chillier weather and slightly higher fuel prices may make the winter of 2013-14 the most expensive one in three years for U.S. residents.

Expect your heating bill to rise BY JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating-oil users will catch a slight break but still pay nearrecord prices to keep warm. Prices for natural gas, electricity and propane should be higher, the primary reason that more than 90 percent of homes will incur higher heating expenses. Homes using natural gas for heat will pay about $679. That is about 13 percent higher than a year ago but still 4 percent below the average for the previous five winters. Homes relying on electricity for heat, about 38 percent of the U.S., will likely pay about 2 percent more for heat compared with last year. For heating-oil customers, there is good news and bad

news in the Energy Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual outlook for heating costs. Their average bill should drop 2 percent, to $2,046. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still the second-highest average on record, behind last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2,092. Some analysts are concerned about a spike in heating-oil prices. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the fuels that refiners make alongside heating oil, including diesel and jet fuel, are in high demand around the world, and inventories are low. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one type of product that could catch fire and go higher, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heating oil,â&#x20AC;? said Tom Kloza, Chief Oil Analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. Natural gas should average $11 per thousand cubic feet, the government said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the highest price since the fuel averaged nearly $13 per thousand cubic feet in the winter of 2008-

09 but 4 percent below the fiveyear average. Just more than half of U.S. households use natural gas for heating. Only 6 percent use heating oil, but those homes tend to be in New England and New York, where winter heating needs are high. Many of the 38 percent of U.S. households that use electric heat live in warm regions where heating demand is not high. Mark Wolfe, executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, which advocates for heating assistance for low-income families, worries that high heatingoil prices, colder weather and cuts in federal heating assistance will leave more families vulnerable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two years ago, we could help close to 2 million more families than we can now,â&#x20AC;? Wolfe said.

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ready have had an email that said, ‘I feel like I have a new best friend now.’ One is Air Force, and the other is Army. They would never have met.” She worked with Michelle Vance, the new parent support program nurse at Shaw Air Force Base, to get the invitation lists together. “It’s really hard going through that process when you feel alone,” Vance said. “This is a wonderful way of saying, ‘We appreciate what you do, and we just want you to know you’re not in this boat alone.’ They’re going through similar difficulties and challenges, and it’s a good way to hook up with those people.” Thirteen women are lined up for this month’s event. Some locals who will be contributing to this shower include Sumter High School’s JROTC and Sumter singer Anne Galloway. Revel is already planning another shower for February. “Between Third Army and Shaw Air Force, this is one of the most deployable bases,” she said. “Without the community, we can’t do it. I really, truly believe that this base really does need it.” When it’s time for her to move on from Shaw, Revel said she hopes this project will continue. “I’m leaving it in the hands of one of my volunteers,” she said. “I hope to continue the outreach wherever I’m at. Hopefully, it will go nationwide.” For more information or to donate, contact Revel by visiting facebook.com/ OperationMilitaryBaby.

“I know a lot of churches do crochet or knit items, and handmade stuff is so cool,” Revel said. “I’ve even had military wives who make cloth diapers or headbands. It helps everybody.” She has also secured donations, such as organic crib mattresses, from companies around the world. “It’s the best of the best,” Revel said. “I tried to get companies you can’t get at (big-box stores). I told them, ‘Send it to me, and I’ll advertise for you.’ Right now with the way things are, though, it’s hard for companies to afford to help you.” The larger items, such as car seats and strollers, she raffles off. “Everything people donated to help her put it on was really helpful stuff,” said Julie Prillerman, who participated in the April shower while expecting her fourth child. She was so inspired by the experience that Prillerman decided to become one of the five volunteers helping Revel with the upcoming party. “It’s a great program, and I’m excited to volunteer,” Prillerman said. “It helped me out, and I wanted to be able to return the favor, to help others out in the same way they helped me.” While presents are nice, the main thing is coming together. “You probably don’t have a lot of friends where you are, and you’re living so far away from home,” Revel said. “They are each other’s network. I al-

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Questionable design blamed for health website woes WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to require that consumers create online accounts before they can browse available health plans under President Obama’s overhaul appears to have led to many of the program’s technical problems, independent experts say. Most e-commerce websites — as well as medicare.gov — are not designed to require those merely browsing to set up accounts. But it’s one of the first steps on healthcare.gov.

Consumers trying to create their accounts multiplied the volume of online transactions that overwhelmed the website last week, causing long waits and frustration. Many people were stopped by a balky security questions page. The administration threw in additional computing hardware to handle the volume and deployed software experts to patch the mechanism for creating accounts, but reports of delays persisted Tuesday. For Obama, glitches

involving his signature legislation are an unwelcome twist. A devoted smartphone user, his political campaigns were models of high-tech efficiency. Yet the problems that have surfaced so far with healthcare.gov don’t even involve the site’s more-complicated functions. Allowing consumers to browse anonymously was one of the recommendations of Enroll UX 2014, a $3 million, 14-month project to design an optimal user experience for the insurance marketplac-

es. The well-known San Francisco design firm IDEO led the project and undertook extensive consumer interviews to create an easy-to-use site. “The first thing people said to us is, ‘I need to be able to understand what my options are,’” said Sam Karp, vice president of programs at the California HealthCare Foundation. The non-

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rade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let’s look at some examples. Black congressmen and black public officials in general, including Barack Obama, always side with teachers unions in their opposition to educational vouchers, tuition tax credits, charter schools and other measures that would allow black parents to take their children out of failing public schools. Most black politicians and many black professionals take the position of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is on record as saying, “We shouldn’t Walter abandon WILLIAMS the public schools.” Taking such a political stance is understandable because black congressmen and other black elected officials are part of a coalition. As such, they are expected to vote for things that other coalition members want in order that those coalition members vote for things that black politicians want. There’s no question that these black public officials are getting something in return for their support of teachers unions and others who benefit from the educational status quo. The question not addressed by black people is whether what black politicians are getting for their support of a failed educational system is worth the sacrifice of whole generations of black youngsters, educationally handicapping them and making many virtually useless in the hightech world of the 21st century. Though many black politicians mouth that we should fix, not abandon, public schools, they themselves have abandoned public schools. They see their children as too precious to be sacrificed in the name of public education. While living in Chicago, Barack Obama sent his daughters to the prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. When he moved to Washington, President Obama enrolled his daughters in the prestigious Sidwell Friends School. According to a report by The Heritage Foundation, “exactly 52 percent of Congressional Black Caucus members and 38 percent of Congressional Hispanic Caucus members sent at least

one child to private school.” Overall, only 6 percent of black students attend private school. It’s not just black politicians who fight tooth and nail against parental school choice and have their children in private schools. When President Obama’s White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel resigned and became mayor of Chicago, he did not enroll his children in the Windy City’s public schools. He enrolled his son and two daughters in the University of Chicago Lab Schools. And members of Congress, regardless of race, are three to four times likelier than the public to send their children to private schools. According to a 2004 Thomas B. Fordham Institute study, more than 1 in 5 public school teachers sent their children to private schools. In some cities, the figure is much higher. In Philadelphia, 44 percent of the teachers put their children in private schools; in Cincinnati, it’s 41 percent, and Chicago (39 percent) and Rochester, N.Y. (38 percent), also have high figures. In the San Francisco-Oakland area, 34 percent of public school teachers enroll their children in private schools, and in New York City, it’s 33 percent. Only 11 percent of all parents enroll their children in private schools. The fact that so many public school teachers enroll their own children in private schools ought to raise questions. After all, what would you think, after having accepted a dinner invitation, if you discovered that the owner, chef, waiters and busboys at the restaurant to which you were being taken don’t eat there? That would suggest they have some inside information from which you might benefit. I don’t think anything that black politicians get from the NEA, the AFT, the NAACP (many members are teachers), the National Urban League or others who have a vested financial interest in a failed educational system is worth committing whole generations of black youngsters to educational mediocrity. The prospects for a change are not good, particularly in light of the new fact that the NAACP is being wooed to join the AFL-CIO. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pay raises a solution to employment problems With all the concern about jobs and employment, I believe the main solution would be to increase workers’ pay in South Carolina. I believe that workers deserve a “living wage.” The minimum wage should be increased to $10 per hour during a period of months, not years. We hear business’ complain about survival, but they are wrong about the causes. A business’ survival depends on people’s ability to buy various products. People, in many cases, don’t have the income to purchase things other than necessities. A person working full time should not need food stamps. A person working full time should not need Medicaid. Too many employers pay the minimum and expect the taxpayer to take up the slack. A person’s wages should not include tips as part of their wages. A tip that a worker gets from the customer should be for the service received. Workers should get a cost-of-living increase annually. There would be no need for a minimum wage if the employers were fair to their employees. The Chamber of Commerce is short sighted in their business dealings without any concern for the worker. I would say to any business owner, the workers and the consumers are the lifeblood for your success. Wages for workers has been pretty much stagnant for thirty years. LEE INGLE Sumter

Dog tax would pay for park The ideal of a dog park certainly has created quite a few comments on both sides. I believe I have a reasonable solution (not my original idea). Let the dog owners fund the park and maintain the park. Establish a dog tax of $15 a year. This tax would only have to be paid by dog owners. All dogs in Sumter have to have rabies tags. Let the vet collect the $15 dog tax and give that money to the tax office. The alternative to

this collection method would be to have the dog owner go to the tax office and pay the $15 dog tax. Then the owner would have to show the tax receipt to the vet before the vet could give the dog the rabies shot and tag. This funding method would not use tax money and would only be paid by those people who have dogs. Those of us who do not have pets or have pets other than dogs would not be required to pay the tax and support the park. This would be similar to the road tax. Only those vehicle owners pay this tax. If you don’t drive or have a vehicle you are do not pay the road tax. DAVID LePAGE Sumter

NYC incident doesn’t represent all motorcyclists As a responsible motorcyclist and a concerned citizen, I am writing about the incident that occurred in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 29, involving an SUV driver and some motorcyclists. I am troubled by the serious injuries caused by the SUV driver and by the actions of some motorcyclists who apparently decided to take the law into their own hands. Some in the media have reported the facts, but others are sensationalizing the story. I urge you to report this incident factually and objectively. I ride responsibly and do my best to represent motorcycling in a positive light. Those of us who ride support rider education and often raise funds for charitable causes in our community. The safety of all road users, especially motorcyclists, is of the utmost concern to me, and I do not support actions by any road users that violate the law. Each year, the American Motorcyclist Association sanctions hundreds of well-organized recreational events. At these events, law-abiding motorcyclists gather to enjoy camaraderie and spend their tourist dollars in host cities and surrounding communities. One unfortunate event of this kind, reported frequently by national and local media, can create a false image of all motorcy-

clists by the general public. Motorcycling has become an enjoyable mainstream activity, and almost everyone today has a family member or friend who rides. The actions of the motorcyclists portrayed in the video of the encounter in New York City do not represent me, my friends or the vast majority of the 27 million motorcyclists in America. RICHARD J. KADAR Retired lieutenant colonel, Air Force Sumter

Dog park suggestion an insult to our wound While a few people may come up with an idea, many of our organizations have been struggling for projects in our communities for years. The question is who will pay for this dog park? Will it be the city, the county, penny taxes or all three of them. Sumter County is a very large area, and we would love to have for our children some of the wonderful parks, swimming pools, tennis courts and bike routes in our rural areas of Sumter County. Maybe I’m mistaken and the penny taxes just include the citizens in the city and close proximity. Some citizens need to come out of their comfort zones and see how other “real people” are living. I know we can’t save the world, but this park is an insult to our wound. I personally think we should take care of our own animals’ needs. Next it will be something for the horses, then the pigs and so on. All those cities that were named are larger cities or tourism cities — they have more funds coming in than we do. Suggestion: S.P.O.T. (Sumter Pet Owners of Tail-Waggers) members may consider membership fees to purchase land and have a park for anyone wanting to join. You may also consider moving your “kids” closer to live near the parks that exist. We need to work on modifying Sumter County entirely, for it is our home in which we live. Thank you for your understanding. CARRIE LONEY Sumter

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KILLING from Page A1 After the proceeding, Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III said he accepted the deal to ensure Patrick served a long sentence for the killing, while sparing the family the pain of drawing out the process further. “I felt we had a good, strong case, but the legal system is fraught with challenges, and I didn’t want this coming back on appeal,” Finney said. “Even if it’s not as severe as we would like, he’s now a convicted murderer, and he will do the sentence the judge imposed.” Patrick’s trial was scheduled to start this week at the Sumter County Judicial Center, and a jury was selected to hear the case beginning Tuesday. But jurors waited Tuesday morning as the prosecution and the defense negotiated a deal to bring the case to a quick conclusion. The defendant had been transferred to South Carolina for trial from a federal prison in Florida, where Patrick is serving a 16year sentence for a weapons charge related to the shooting. He plead guilty to that charge in federal court in 2009. His new sentence for murder will run concurrently with his federal sentence, beginning on the date Patrick plead guilty to the murder charge. Defense attorney John C. Clark told Young his client felt great remorse over the shooting and didn’t intend to kill the trick-ortreater. Five years ago, Patrick reportedly told police he thought he was being robbed at the time of the shooting. “He’s not a violent person. He just used terrible judgment that night,” Clark said. “He’s a good son to his mother and a father of three. In fact, that night he was sitting down with his children to watch TV.”

T.J.’s mother, Daphne Grinnell, told the court she accepts Patrick’s remorse at face value, but she still wants justice for what happened to her family. “I believe he’s hurting because he has to live with it, but it’s never going to bring T.J. back,” Grinnell said. “A crime has been done, and the time has to be paid.” In accepting the plea deal, Young thanked both sides for coming to an agreement that keeps T.J.’s family from having to relive the tragedy during a trial. “A civilized society is not used to this happening,” Young said in imposing sentence. “It scars your life forever.” After Patrick was sentenced and led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, Grinnell said she and her family are relieved the yearslong process is over. “What feels better is that he plead guilty,” she said. “He admitted what he did was wrong. We thought we were going to have to fight him for that.” Patty Patterson, chief of the Sumter Police Department at the time of T.J.’s killing, said the shooting was a “senseless crime.” “That was a difficult time for all of Sumter,” she said. “T.J. will certainly be remembered by me and the rest of the department and the whole community.” The scars from her son’s death are evident for Grinnell. She moved to Tennessee after the shooting and said she only returns to Sumter a few times a year, usually to take part in “trunk-or-treat” events or to clean T.J.’s grave. The only other thing drawing her back until Tuesday was to attend any legal proceedings related to Patrick’s trial. “I haven’t missed any of it,” she said. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 7741272.

CIVILIANS from Page A1 had been sent home during the Washington shutdown because of a lack of appropriated funds, according to a previous Item article. This meant some areas, such as the commissary and the customer service desk, were closed. Other sections, such as the Family Readiness Center, had to offer “limited services because only two military personnel are on site without their civilian counterparts,” stated the article. The next big question is the pay. “As of right now, what is being proposed under the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act and what is expected is everyone will get paid through Sept. 30, and the hours worked starting Oct. 7 and onward

on schedule once actual full appropriation is given,” Brown said Tuesday afternoon. Civilians furloughed the first week of October but considered “central to the requirements and operations” of the base — or basically those working but not getting paid — will “probably be paid for their work,” he said. “As of right now, there is no appropriation, and this is all proposed,” Brown said. “We’re back to business for the most part. Now it’s just the pay that is somewhat uncertain.” Temporary duty assignments and permanent change of stations are still on hold, though, he said. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

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A noticeably upset Spurrier said after the game if Clowney didn’t want to play he didn’t have to, and the program would move on. The coach mellowed his tone some Sunday, saying he was frustrated that proper injury protocol — Clowney telling trainers or medical staff and that information being forwarded to the coaches — was not followed. “Obviously, we all handled it poorly. All of us did,” Spurrier said earlier Tuesday. Spurrier went on to defend his reigning Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year, reminding Clowney’s critics that even he never plays again for South Carolina how valuable he has been to the program’s recent rise.

he worst thing to happen to Jadeveon Clowney was the hit he laid on Michigan’s Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl that sent Smith’s helmet flying into the air and Clowney into the national spotlight. While University of South Carolina football fans, the teams the Gamecocks faced and other people in the know about college football knew of Clowney’s talents, that hit put him in the consciousness of the casual fan and Dennis caused BRUNSON ESPN to turn the AllAmerican defensive end into a Heisman Trophy candidate coming into this season. Since Clowney hasn’t knocked the helmet off of anyone this year and, in all honesty, hasn’t lived up to all of the hype heaped upon him, ESPN is now doing the one thing it does better than hyping someone up: tearing that same person down. It reached its peak following Saturday’s 35-28 victory over Kentucky when Clowney told USC head coach Steve Spurrier he didn’t feel as though he could play just minutes before the game because of what was finally described as a strained muscle around his rib cage.

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SEE BRUNSON, PAGE B3

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South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) battles against Central Florida offensive linesman Jordan McCray (63) in the Gamecocks’ 28-25 victory earlier this season. Clowney did not play against Kentucky on Saturday, saying he couldn’t play just minutes before the game, touching off a national controversy.

Not a laughing matter Spurrier: Clowney working to return vs. Arkansas BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press

SEC SHOWDOWN

COLUMBIA — Injured South Carolina All-American Jadeveon Clowney made it clear Tuesday that he plans to play a lot more college football before moving on to the NFL. The 6-foot-6, 274-pound defensive end said Tuesday that he’s receiving treatment several times a SPURRIER day on the strained muscle near his rib cage so he might return in time to face Arkansas on Saturday. “Am I fully committed? Always,” Clowney said. “I could’ve sat out. I’m not looking to sit out. I’m not that type of guy. I’m here for the team.”

WHO: South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC) at Arkansas (3-3, 0-2 SEC) WHEN: Saturday, 12:21 p.m. WHERE: Razorback Stadium TV/RADIO: WOLO 25, WIBZ-FM 95.5, WNKT-FM 107.5

He wasn’t there for them Saturday, raising questioning about his commitment to the 14th-ranked Gamecocks. Clowney said before Saturday’s game against Kentucky that he couldn’t go, saying he was in too much pain to play. The Gamecocks beat Kentucky 35-28 without him.

Boyd pushing self, team to great heights BY AARON BRENNER Post and Courier CLEMSON — Wake Forest’s defenders had to know what was coming. And yet it didn’t matter. Their heels were backed up with the SWINNEY ball on its own 10-yard-line, and Clemson decided to go for it on fourth-and-2.

Goodson, York, Coker honored as Item POTWs BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

ACC SHOWDOWN WHO: Boston College (3-2, 1-1 ACC) at (3) Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) WHEN: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Memorial Stadium TV/RADIO: WOLO 25 or ESPN2, WWBD-FM 94.7

The Tigers brought in two tight ends and two H-backs, with only Sammy Watkins split out on the short side of the field. Quarterback Tajh

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Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) had a career high in passing yards in the Tigers’ 49-14 victory over Syracuse last week. The Tigers play host to Boston College on Saturday.

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B Team Football South Florence at Sumter, 6 p.m. East Clarendon at Hannah-Pamplico, 6 p.m. Wilson Hall at Cardinal Newman, 5 p.m. Laurence Manning at Orangeburg Prep, 5 p.m. Varsity Girls Golf Sumter at Blythewood (at Columbia Country Club), TBA Varsity Girls Tennis Sumter at West Florence, 5 p.m. East Clarendon at Green Sea Floyds, TBA Thomas Sumter at Palmetto Christian, 4 p.m. Varsity Volleyball West Florence at Sumter, 6 p.m. Crestwood at Marlboro County, 5:30 p.m. Darlington at Lakewood, 6:30 p.m. Andrews at East Clarendon, 7 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Palmetto Christian, 5 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Andrew Jackson, 5:30 p.m. Sumter Christian at Emmanuel Christian, 5 p.m. Junior Varsity Volleyball West Florence at Sumter, 6 p.m. Darlington at Lakewood, 5:30 p.m. Andrews at East Clarendon, 5:30 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Palmetto Christian, 4 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Andrew Jackson, 4:30 p.m. Sumter Christian at Emmanuel Christian, 4 p.m.

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

PREP SCHEDULE Today Middle School Football Alice Drive at Ebenezer, 5 p.m. Bates at Chestnut Oaks, 5 p.m. Hillcrest at Furman, 5 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis Wilson Hall at Carolina Academy, 4 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Andrews at Lee Central, 6:30 p.m. East Clarendon at Wilson, 7 p.m. Ben Lippen at Wilson Hall, 5:30 p.m. Junior Varsity Volleyball East Clarendon at Wilson, 5:30 p.m. Ben Lippen at Wilson Hall, 4:15 p.m. B Team Volleyball Sumter at Robert E. Lee, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Junior Varsity Football South Florence at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Crestwood at Hartsville, 6:30 p.m. Marlboro County at Lakewood, 7 p.m. Lee Central at Lake Marion, 6 p.m. Wilson Hall at Cardinal Newman, 7 p.m. Laurence Manning at Orangeburg Prep, 7 p.m. The King’s Academy at Thomas Sumter, 6 p.m. Williamsburg at Robert E. Lee, 6 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Andrew Jackson Academy, 6 p.m.

The game of football is normally a fast-paced affair for those playing. At least for one play against Orangeburg Prep, it was the exact opposite for Wilson Hall running back Jay Goodson. “It just seemed like everything really slowed down,” Goodson said of what he was seeing as a pass thrown to him by quarterback William Kinney made its way through the air. “I just

knew I had to make that catch. I had to do what I could do.” What Goodson did was make a diving catch in the back of the end zone on a pass that was tipped twice for a 6-yard touchdown pass for the winning score in a 27-20 victory over OP last Friday. Goodson also rushed for 188 yards and another TD on just 10 carries. Because of his efforts, Goodson has been selected as The Item Offensive Player of the

B Team Volleyball West Florence at Sumter, 6 p.m. Friday Varsity Football Sumter at South Florence, 7:30 p.m. Hartsville at Crestwood, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood at Marlboro County, 7:30 p.m. Manning at Darlington, 7:30 p.m. Lake Marion at Lee Central, 7:30 p.m. Timmonsville at East Clarendon, 7:30 p.m. Scott’s Branch at Carvers Bay, 7:30 p.m. Cardinal Newman at Wilson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Orangeburg Prep at Laurence Manning, 7:30 p.m. Thomas Sumter at The King’s Academy, 7:30 p.m. Robert E. Lee at Oakbrook Prep, 7:30 p.m. Greenwood Christian at Robert E. Lee, 7:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Sumter in Wando Inviational, TBA Saturday Varsity Swimming Wilson Hall, Thomas Sumter in SCISA State Meet (at Augusta Aquatics Center in Augusta, Ga.), TBA Varsity Volleyball Sumter in Wando Inviational, TBA Junior Varsity Volleyball Sumter in JV Jam Tournament (at Lugoff-Elgin High), TBA

GOODSON Offensive Player Name: Jay Goodson School: Wilson Hall Position: Running Back Highlights: Goodson rushed for 188 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries and caught two passes for another score in the Barons’ 27-20 victory over OP. He made a diving catch for a 6-yard TD for the game-winning score.

YORK Defensive Player Name: Davon York School: Manning Position: Defensive End Highlights: York had two quarterback sacks, three QB hurries, four tackles for loss and three other solo tackles in the Monarchs’ 28-13 victory over Lakewood.

COKER Offensive Lineman Name: Zac Coker School: East Clarendon Position: Guard Highlights: Coker graded out at 91 percent and had three pancake blocks in the Wolverines’ 48-7 victory over Scott’s Branch. EC had two backs rush for 100 yards, including Savontai Hall picking up 179 and scoring 3 TDs.

The players will be honored at the weekly breakfast meeting of The Sumter Touchdown Club on Friday. The meeting will be held at the Quality Inn on Broad Street beginning at 7:15 a.m.


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MINNEAPOLIS— Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of their second title in three seasons with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night. Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Maya Moore chipped in 14 points and eight boards for the Lynx, who lead the best-of-five series 2-0. Angel McCoughtry scored 15 points for the Dream, but she made just 5 of 18 shots and was in foul trouble for most of the night. Game 3 is on Thursday night in Georgia. MATT PRICE PITCHING CLINIC TO BE HELD SATURDAY

The Matt Price Pitching Clinic will be held on Saturday in two different sessions at Bobby Richardson Sports Complex at Palmetto Park. Price is the former Sumter High School and Sumter American Legion P-15’s standout who went on to an All-American career at South Carolina. He is now a pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. The clinic, which is sponsored by the Sumter County Parks & Recreation Department, is open to children ages 7-12 with the first session running from 9 a.m. to noon and the second going from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $60 per camper and each camper will receive a t-shirt and an autographed baseball. Campers should bring their own glove and cleats. If the weather is bad, campers should bring tennis shoes for indoor use. The registration deadline is Wednesday. For more information, call Phil Parnell at (803) 436-2448. NEW ORLEANS, INDIANAPOLIS, MINNEAPOLIS MAKE CUT

WASHINGTON — The 2018 Super Bowl could be headed back to a recent host city. Or to one that hasn’t staged the game in more than two decades. New Orleans and Indianapolis, the sites of the past two Super Bowls, and Minneapolis are the three finalists to host the NFL championship game in ‘18. Those cities were selected from a pool of six at the owners’ meetings Tuesday. Should Lucas Oil Stadium get the game, it would be the first coldweather stadium to host two Super Bowls. LAWYERS: 19 SANDUSKY VICTIMS SETTLE WITH PENN STATE

HARRISBURG, Pa.— At least 19 young men have settled with Penn State over assertions of abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to lawyers for the claimants. Many, if not all of them, have received checks from the university, the attorneys said over the past two days. The school has set aside some $60 million to pay claims, though several lawyers say the settlements prevent them from disclosing de-

POTW from Page B1 Week. Manning High School defensive end Davon York is the Defensive Player of the Week, while East Clarendon offensive guard Zac Coker is the Offensive Lineman of the Week. Players of the week are selected based on nominations from the head coaches of the 12 local schools that have football teams. The players are selected by The Item sports staff. Goodson got the Barons on the scoreboard with a 23-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He later broke off an 85-yard run to get Wilson Hall out of a hole. “Jay had a great game for us,” said Wilson Hall head coach

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Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen, right, pushes the ball past Atlanta’s forward Aneika Henry during the Lynx’s 88-63 victory in the WNBA Finals on Tuesday.

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tails, including the amounts their clients were paid. Among those who reached settlements were some who testified at Sandusky’s trial last year. Sandusky, 69, the school’s longtime assistant football coach under Joe Paterno, is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. FENG’S LATE EAGLE GIVES HER REIGNWOOD CLASSIC WIN

BEIJING — China’s Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a 68 Sunday and a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA’s first tournament in Beijing. SCIOSCIA, GM DIPOTO STAYING WITH ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are getting another chance with the Los Angeles Angels. Scioscia and Dipoto confirmed Tuesday night they will be back with the Angels next year despite the club’s worst season in a decade. Hitting coach Jim Eppard and bench coach Rob Picciolo will not return in 2014, but Scioscia and Dipoto have been retained by owner Arte Moreno, who made no formal announcement of his decision. The Angels missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season at 78-84, producing their lowest win total since 2003 despite one of the majors’ highest payrolls. Scioscia has spent 14 seasons in charge of the Angels, and he still has five years and about $27 million left on the richest managerial contract in the sport. Dipoto, the former major league pitcher and Arizona assistant GM, is only under contract through next season — and he said his deal hasn’t changed. From wire, staff reports

Bruce Lane, whose team improved to 6-0 on the season. “He’s been consistent for us all year, as have all of our skill players. The catch he made was just an unbelievable catch. The ball was tipped twice, and he just laid out and made the catch.” In Manning’s 28-13 victory over Lakewood, York had a huge game as the Gators attempted to move the ball through the air. York had two quarterback sacks, three QB hurries, four tackles for loss and three solo tackles. “I was just trying to go out and make some plays,” York said. “I was just trying to pick my spots.” Monarchs head coach Tony Felder said York has been a steady performer all season, but with Lakewood putting the ball in the air 30 times, there was more of an opportunity for him. “He was doing a great job for

us,” Felder said. “He was gettting after the quarterback when they were throwing the ball, and he was doing a good job against the run as well.” In East Clarendon’s 48-7 victory over Scott’s Branch, Coker graded out at 91 percent and had three knockdown blocks as two Wolverine backs rushed for over 100 yards. “Zac had a really good game for us,” said East Clarendon head coach Dwayne Howell. “Really though, our entire offensive line did a great job of blocking. We really did a good job trapping.” The players will be honored at the weekly breakfast meeting of the Sumter Touchdown Club on Friday at The Quality Inn located at 2390 Broad Street beginning at 7:15 a.m. Presbyterian College head coach will be the guest speaker.

TODAY 5:45 p.m. -- Middle School Football: Fairfield Central at Camden (WPUB-FM 102.7). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- College Soccer: Old Dominion at Charlotte (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7:30 p.m. -- NBA Exhibition Basketball: Boston vs. New York from Providence, R.I. (NBA TV). 8 p.m. -- Women’s College Volleyball: Louisiana State at Texas A&M (ESPNU). 8 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Chicago at St. Louis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: National League Playoffs Division Series Game Five -- Pittsburgh at St. Louis (TBS). 12:30 a.m. -- LPGA Golf: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia First Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF).

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 4 1 0 .800 95 70 N.Y. Jets 3 2 0 .600 98 116 Miami 3 2 0 .600 114 117 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 112 130 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 4 1 0 .800 139 79 Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 115 95 Houston 2 3 0 .400 93 139 Jacksonville 0 5 0 .000 51 163 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 3 2 0 .600 117 110 Cleveland 3 2 0 .600 101 94 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 94 87 Pittsburgh 0 4 0 .000 69 110 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 5 0 0 1.000 230 139 Kansas City 5 0 0 1.000 128 58 Oakland 2 3 0 .400 98 108 San Diego 2 3 0 .400 125 129 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 2 3 0 .400 135 159 Dallas 2 3 0 .400 152 136 Washington 1 3 0 .250 91 112 N.Y. Giants 0 5 0 .000 82 182 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 5 0 0 1.000 134 73 Carolina 1 3 0 .250 74 58 Atlanta 1 4 0 .200 122 134 Tampa Bay 0 4 0 .000 44 70 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 3 2 0 .600 131 123 Chicago 3 2 0 .600 145 140 Green Bay 2 2 0 .500 118 97 Minnesota 1 3 0 .250 115 123 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 1 0 .800 137 81 San Francisco 3 2 0 .600 113 98 Arizona 3 2 0 .600 91 95 St. Louis 2 3 0 .400 103 141 Thursday’s Game Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Sunday’s Games Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 New Orleans 26, Chicago 18 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Philadelphia 36, N.Y. Giants 21 Arizona 22, Carolina 6 Denver 51, Dallas 48 San Francisco 34, Houston 3 Oakland 27, San Diego 17 Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets 30, Atlanta 28 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.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Toronto 3 3 0 0 6 12 Boston 2 2 0 0 4 7 Detroit 3 2 1 0 4 6 Ottawa 2 1 0 1 3 5 Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 7 Florida 2 1 1 0 2 4 Tampa Bay 2 1 1 0 2 4 Buffalo 3 0 3 0 0 2 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 2 2 0 0 4 7 Carolina 2 1 0 1 3 4 N.Y. Islanders 2 1 0 1 3 6 N.Y. Rangers 2 1 1 0 2 4 Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 6

GA 8 2 7 5 5 9 5 7 GA 1 4 6 5 6

| Washington 3 1 2 0 2 10 12 New Jersey 3 0 1 2 2 7 12 Philadelphia 3 0 3 0 0 3 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 2 2 0 0 4 11 2 Colorado 2 2 0 0 4 9 2 Winnipeg 3 2 1 0 4 12 10 Chicago 2 1 0 1 3 8 7 Dallas 2 1 1 0 2 4 5 Minnesota 2 0 0 2 2 5 7 Nashville 2 0 2 0 0 3 7 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 2 2 0 0 4 8 2 Vancouver 3 2 1 0 4 12 10 Anaheim 3 2 1 0 4 8 11 Calgary 3 1 0 2 4 12 13 Phoenix 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 Los Angeles 3 1 2 0 2 7 10 Edmonton 3 1 2 0 2 11 15 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Edmonton 5, New Jersey 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday’s Games Colorado at Toronto, 7 p.m. Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 10 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado at Boston, 7 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Nashville, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Montreal at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

GOLF Presidents Cup Results The Associated Press Sunday At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Yardage: 7,354; Par: 72 UNITED STATES 18½, INTERNATIONAL 15½ Singles International 7½, United States 4½ Hunter Mahan, United States, def. Hideki Matsuyama, International, 3 and 2. Jason Day, International, def. Brandt Snedeker, United States, 6 and 4. Graham DeLaet, International, def. Jordan Spieth, United States, 1 up. Ernie Els, International, def. Steve Stricker, United States, 1 up. Jason Dufner, United States, def. Brendon de Jonge, International, 4 and 3. Adam Scott, International, def. Bill Haas, United States, 2 and 1. Zach Johnson, United States, def. Branden Grace, International, 4 and 2. Marc Leishman, International, def. Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up. Tiger Woods, United States, def. Richard Sterne, International, 1 up. Charl Schwartzel, International, def. Keegan Bradley, United States, 2 and 1. Louis Oosthuizen, International, halved with Webb Simpson, United States. Angel Cabrera, International, def. Phil Mickelson, United States, 1 up. Foursomes United States 3½, International 1½ Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson, United States, def. Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman, International, 4 and 3. Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, International, halved with Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, United States. Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker, United States, def. Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, International, 1 up. Bill Haas and Steve Stricker, United States, def. Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, International, 4 and 3. Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge, International, def. Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up. LPGA Reignwood Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Pine Valley Golf Club Beijing Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,606; Par: 73 Final a-amateur Shanshan Feng $270,000 70-64-64-68—266 -26 Stacy Lewis $165,043 68-66-65-68—267 -25 Inbee Park $119,727 69-68-66-68—271 -21 Karrie Webb $92,618 71-68-66-67—272 -20 Na Yeon Choi $74,547 64-71-72-69—276 -16 Yani Tseng $60,993 72-70-70-66—278 -14 Beatriz Recari $45,331 73-68-71-68—280 -12 Christel Boeljon $45,331 70-71-70-69—280 -12 Pornanong Phatlum $45,331 70-70-69-71—280 -12 Sun Young Yoo $31,915 72-70-72-67—281 -11

Minnesota president renews support for Kill BY DAVE CAMPBELL The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Without a game this week, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been at home following a seizure that kept him from traveling with the team for last Saturday’s loss at Michigan. This was the fifth game-day episode Kill endured in three seasons with the Gophers, and the fourth that caused him to miss at least a portion of a game. But University President Eric Kaler reiterated Tuesday his support for Kill and the coach’s ability to handle the high-profile, high-pressure job while dealing with epilepsy. Kaler, in a phone interview with The Associated Press, said he and athletic director Norwood Teague have not been considering another coach in light of Kill’s latest

absence. “Where we are right now is hoping for and planning on Jerry getting better and being able to fulfill all of his duties,” Kaler said. “We’re not looking at a Plan B. We’re looking at Jerry Kill being our head football coach. He’s got a great, great staff. It’s really just an unbelievable team, and when he’s not able to be there because of a seizure, they have a terrific plan and they execute on that. So that’s where we are.” Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys filled in for Kill on the Big Ten coaches’ call with reporters Tuesday. Claeys said there’s no rush for Kill to return to work; the Gophers don’t play again until Oct. 19 at Northwestern. “He’s doing good. He’s continuing to get the rest he needs and work with the doc-

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Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill had the fifth game-day episode where he suffered a seizure on Saturday prior to the Golden Gophers’ loss to Michigan. University President Eric Kaler said he still supports Kill.

tors to do the best they can to get the situation under control with his medicine,” Claeys said. “They still believe they can do that.” Kill’s latest seizure

stemmed from a medication adjustment. Claeys said he’s spoken daily with Kill on the phone but hasn’t discussed a timetable for Kill coming back.

The Gophers will practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but Claeys didn’t indicate whether Kill would be ready by then. “Since we don’t play this week there’s no hurrying that,” Claeys said. Claeys takes over as the acting head coach whenever Kill has to leave, and the rest of the assistants assume extra duties as well. As important as Kill’s job is, nobody around the program or at the university has expressed any concern, publicly at least, about his absence. “We all know the routine. This happened before. Just going through that process of same old, same old,” Claeys said. The Gophers fell to 4-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference with their 42-13 loss Saturday.


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BC back Williams leading the way â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the nation BY JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press BOSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boston College coach Steve Addazio keeps telling Andre Williams not to change a thing, not after rushing for a careerhigh 263 yards in his last game and tying a school record with five touchdowns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really gone as good as it can go,â&#x20AC;? he told his running back, who wants to add a visor to his helmet to help keep debris out of his eyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You had the best rushing day of your entire career, maybe you ought to keep it that way.â&#x20AC;? The No. 1 running back in Football Bowl Subdivision with 153.6 yards per game, Williams ran for 263 yards and five touchdowns in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 48-27 victory over Army. The victory gave the Eagles a 3-2 record â&#x20AC;&#x201D; topping their win total from all of last season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; heading into

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Boston College running back Andre Williams runs past Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Julian Holloway in the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 48-27 victory on Saturday in Boston. Williams is leading the nation in rushing as BC prepares to face Clemson on Saturday.

TOP 25 SCHEDULE The Associated Press (Subject to change) Thursday, Oct. 10 No. 8 Louisville vs. Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 No. 1 Alabama at Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 2 Oregon at No. 16 Washington, 4 p.m. No. 3 Clemson vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Stanford at Utah, 6 p.m. No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 25 Missouri, Noon No. 9 Texas A&M at Mississippi, 8:30 p.m. No. 10 LSU vs. No. 17 Florida, 3:30 p.m.

this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at No. 3 Clemson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, he has to beâ&#x20AC;? leading the nation, coach Steve Addazio

No. 11 UCLA vs. California, 10:30 p.m. No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas at Dallas, Noon No. 14 South Carolina at Arkansas, 12:21 p.m. No. 15 Baylor at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Michigan at Penn State, 5 p.m. No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Texas Tech vs. Iowa State, Noon No. 23 Northern Illinois vs. Akron, 5 p.m. No. 24 Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh, Noon

said on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us to have success right now, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what he has to be.â&#x20AC;? Williams actually

matched the BC record of 264 yards rushing on a 3-yard run with about 10 minutes left in the game before losing a yard on the next play. Addazio took him out after that series, hoping to avoid injury. Although the coach wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware how close Williams was to the record, he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure he would have done anything differently if he had known. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not that I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want him to have it. I pulled him out because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get him hurt,â&#x20AC;? Addazio said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me to risk one of our top players, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. ... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m more interested in winning, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m more interested in the team. And so is Andre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How would I explain that to him, to his family, to you,â&#x20AC;? Addazio asked reporters on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Injuries happen, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re part of the game. Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an extreme picture I painted.â&#x20AC;?

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Of course, what has followed is talk of how Clowney is watching out for his National Football League interests, how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dictating when he plays for Carolina, how he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t committed to the team, etc. Please. Clowney wants to play football for South Carolina. Despite a nagging injury or sickness of some sort seemingly every week, he had taken the field every game until last Saturday. He has done so with either the virus or flu on a hot, humid day in August, and he has done so with bone spurs in his heels that will require surgery after the season. For anyone who has had bone spurs in their heels â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which I have â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they know how each step can be agonizingly painful. Just imagine how good it must feel as you try to get to a quarterback with someone pulling and tugging on you. Was the whole situation handled horribly last Saturday? Certainly. Spurrier was apparently genuinely surprised â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and no doubt genuinely ticked off â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when Clowney broke the news. Why he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made aware of the possibility that Clowney might not be able to play is beyond comprehension. If you remember, there was communication problems during the preseason when Clowney and Bruce Ellington, who were nursing injuries at the time, bothered not to show up for a practice. Their excuse was they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know they had to be at practice even if they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t participating. Spurrier took the blame for that miscommunication, and he is now spreading the wealth this time. However, one couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but think that there was some sort of issue regarding Clowney when Spurrier said on three different occasions after the game that if Clowney â&#x20AC;&#x153;wantsâ&#x20AC;? to play, then he can play. Clowney is in a difficult position though when it comes to public perception. In the times Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him, Clowney looks as though he is giving his all. If he has been injured or sick â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which I believe he has been on each occasion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that has certainly limited him to a degree, bringing out the naysayers. And if he decides to sit out and let an injury heal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; well, this past week is evidence of what happens. Clowney is a frustrated young man because of the scrutiny he is under. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help himself when, trying to answer questions from the media, he said he thought the likes of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and Clemson signal caller Tajh Boyd were â&#x20AC;&#x153;afraidâ&#x20AC;? of him, but there has been a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clowney Camâ&#x20AC;? for every game the Gamecocks have played. Every play is being dissected this year, where He has been under the media spotlight and highlighted in the game plan for every opposing offensive coordinator. Teams are running away from Clowney, even checking out of plays when he lines up at a different spot on the field, to make sure he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat them. And, at that, he is still getting double-teamed. When there are two players banging and beating on you every play, it wears on you, especially when injured or sick. Yes, this is football and the objective is to get the defense out of the way, but when one is coming high and the other low, it can lead to ultimate frustration. And the frustration only grows when that yellow flag stays in the officialsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; back pocket even though Clowney is leaning over sideways over half the time while trying to do his job. Somehow, I think Clowney will be on the field the rest of the way unless he suffers a catastrophic injury. The effort will be there; the numbers remain to be seen. Unbelievably, Clowney has something to prove.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me say this about Jadeveon, if he never plays another snap, we all should be thankful and appreciative that he came to South Carolina,â&#x20AC;? Spurrier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won 26 games, two 11-2 years, the greatest seasons weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in 120 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So none of us need to be upset at Jadeveon. None of us.â&#x20AC;? Clowney assured fans he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played his final game at South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC). â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I get back healthy, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to play and do my job and take care of business on the field,â&#x20AC;? he said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still uncertain when that will happen. Clowney said he felt the pain in his chest early last week and trainers brushed it off as the typical bumps and bruises that come with football. Clowney said things grew worse last Wednesday and he missed the following dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice to get ready for Kentucky. He knew on Saturday, though, he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make fast cuts or run without pain and opted to sit out. He said he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t upset about Spurrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s angry postgame comments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really competitive,â&#x20AC;? Clowney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was just saying stuff. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all right.â&#x20AC;? If Clowney canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play against the Razorbacks (3-3, 0-2), he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be on the sidelines cheering his teammates. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema hopes Clowneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready to go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As is the case any time that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in this type of situation, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to play, Bielema said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competitive nature. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of like when we were getting ready to play A&M. At the beginning of this season, people were taking about him (Manziel) being suspended or not.â&#x20AC;? Still, it has not been the season expected out of the SECâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reigning defensive player of the year. Clowney has just two sacks and 12 tackles. After setting a school mark of 23 ½ tackles for loss last season, Clowneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got just three stops behind the line of scrimmage this year. He was one of the most talked about player in college football after finishing last season with his helmet-popping hit on Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl.

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TIGERS from Page B1 Boyd took the snap in shotgun formation. Everyone in Memorial Stadium figured heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d patiently wait for a hole to clear, tuck his 6-2, 225-pound husk and pound forward for the first down. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what happened. Boyd followed fullback Darrell Smith around the left edge, and easily picked up six yards on the draw to set up first-and-goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going third-and-1, or third-and-5 or 6, I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to get it every time,â&#x20AC;? Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just naturally how it is. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a time when I step out on that field and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to convert.â&#x20AC;? Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been as automatic as it comes in short yardage. Syracuse actually cracked the code by stopping him three times Saturday, but following Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 56-7 win over Wake Forest, Boyd had converted 28 of 33 rushing attempts from 3 yards or less on third or fourth downs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some young guys up front that are mixing in this year,â&#x20AC;? Boyd said, crediting the offensive line, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and the amount of confidence you have in those guys makes you that much more confident when you do run the ball.â&#x20AC;? Go back to the Wake Forest situation, and it was the next play that continues to puzzle Clemson fans. The Tigers led 35-7 at the time, on the opening drive of the third quarter. A fade pass would have made sense; so would handing off to any of Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four capable running backs. Instead, Boyd kept the ball, raced to the left sideline, and stretched out trying to cross the pylon. Initially, it was ruled a touchdown, though instant video review ruled him down at the 1-yard-line, and C.J. Davidson punched it in one play later. Boyd was bent awkwardly on the play, his legs grabbed by Demon Deacons linebacker Marquel Lee and hit in his torso by linebacker Hunter Williams.

Arkansas tries to keep spirits high after losses BY KURT VOIGT The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Arkansas wins, Bret Bielema opens his weekly news conference by announcing awards for top performers. That portion of the coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s briefing has been missing of late since the Razorbacks have lost three straight since they BIELEMA beat Southern Mississippi on Sept. 14. Despite the mounting losses, including a 30-10 setback at Florida last week, Bielema is doing his best to keep the momentum alive at Arkansas (3-3, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) following his hiring last December. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a job thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become increasingly difficult at a school thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-11 in its last 18 games, dating to last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-8 collapse in the wake of Bobby Petrinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firing. The fall has been fast and furious for a program that was 21-5 in its final two seasons under Petrino, though Bielema isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to dwell on what

happened before his arrivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; or this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know this, if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m down today, the players are going to be down,â&#x20AC;? Bielema said. Bielema has lost four games in a row just once in his career as a head coach, coming during the 2008 season when he lost five out of six in his third season at Wisconsin. The Badgers closed out the regular season that year with three straight wins to reach a bowl game, a scenario thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming less and less likely this year with the Razorbacks. Arkansas faces another difficult task this week when it hosts No. 14 South Carolina (4-1, 2-1), which has won three straight after a 41-30 loss at Georgia on Sept. 7. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the third straight game against a ranked opponent for the Razorbacks, who cap a difficult stretch with a visit to No. 1 Alabama next week. Bielema was well aware of the four-game stretch against ranked SEC opponents before the season, though he was more concerned about Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eight straight games without a bye than the quality of opponents.

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Tigers rally past A’s to force decisive game in ALDS BY NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press DETROIT— The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field. During a relief outing to remember, Scherzer escaped a major jam one inning after two fans reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez’s disputed home run, and the Tigers rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series. Playing catch-up most of the way, the Tigers tied it first with Jhonny Peralta’s three-run homer in the fifth inning and then on Martinez’s solo shot in the seventh. A couple of fans attempted to catch Martinez’s drive, and at least one of them bobbled the ball as he reached over the railing above the wall. That prevented right fielder Josh Reddick from having any chance at a leaping grab. Reddick and center fielder Coco Crisp immediately protested, pointing up at the stands

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Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta, right, is congratulated by teammate Victor Martinez after hitting a 3-run home run during the Tigers’ 8-6 victory over Oakland in Game 4 of the ALDS on Tuesday in Detroit. The Tigers knotted the series at 2-2 to force a deciding game on Thursday in Oakland.

in the hope of a fan-interference call. But umpires upheld the home run after a replay review. Scherzer, making his first relief appearance since the 2011 postseason, gave up a run in the seventh and got in trouble again in the eighth. With the Tigers ahead 5-4, he

allowed a walk and a double to start the inning, but after an intentional walk to load the bases, manager Jim Leyland left his 21-game winner on the mound. Scherzer struck out Reddick and Stephen Vogt before getting pinchhitter Alberto Callaspo to

line out to center. “It was surreal,” Scherzer said. “Maybe it’s not the ninth inning, but that’s the stuff you dream about pitching — bases loaded, eighth inning, no outs and I was able to do it.” Detroit, hitless through the first four innings in a

By The Associated Press WILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 12-10), 8:37 p.m. (TBS) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:30 p.m. (TBS) Oakland 2, Detroit 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Detroit 8, Oakland 6 x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit (Scherzer 21-3) at Oakland, 9:07 p.m. (TBS) National League Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: Pittsburgh (Cole 10-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9), 8:07 p.m. (TBS) Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, Oct. 6: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday, Oct. 7: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 12: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit

winner Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit winner Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winner x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit winner National League All games televised by TBS Friday, Oct. 11: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at Los Angeles or Los Angeles at Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at Los Angeles or Los Angeles at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Los Angeles or Los Angeles at Pittsburgh x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 23: at AL Thursday, Oct. 24: at AL Saturday, Oct. 26: at NL Sunday, Oct. 27: at NL x-Monday, Oct. 28: at NL x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: at AL x-Thursday, Oct. 31: at AL

game of twists and turns, added three runs in the eighth on a wild pitch and a two-run double by Omar Infante that made it 8-4. Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run single in the ninth, bringing the potential tying run to the plate, but Joaquin Benoit struck

out Seth Smith to end it. After avoiding elimination, the Tigers can now send Justin Verlander to the mound for Game 5 on Thursday night in Oakland. Verlander shut out the A’s at the Coliseum in the decisive fifth game of the division series last year.

Game 5 starters both coming off stingy efforts BY R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They’re 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination. Manager Mike Matheny said poise comes from a mind-set of sticking to routine WAINWRIGHT that is established during spring training. “We saw it in Pittsburgh, and I anticipate seeing it tomorrow,” Matheny said TuesCOLE day after most players attended an optional workout. “They show up like it’s another — it’s another great day.” Starter Adam Wainwright was loose and playful on the podium, joking that he got knocked out early on purpose in last year’s division series finale at Washington to “get the mojo flowing.” He tore a page

from the Tony La Russa quote book, declining to discuss possible wrinkles for Game 5, turning to Matheny and asking, “Is that a scouting report? That’s a scouting report.” Though this is the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first playoff appearance since 1992, they’ve looked seasoned, too. “This is obviously an exciting time, a high-pressure situation, and you know, this is what you prepare for all year,” rookie starter Gerrit Cole said. “Yeah, it’s extremely exciting, and I can’t wait.” The Pirates will be facing an opponent they all know too well. It’ll be the 24th meeting of the season, with strong stretches on both sides and the Pirates holding a 12-11 edge. “You’ve got to meet the demands of the game,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “I don’t think I’ve been in a game where somebody just didn’t show up.” Runs figure to be at a premium. Michael Wacha flirted with a no-hitter for the second straight game on Monday, holding Pittsburgh hitless until Pedro Alvarez’s eighth-inning homer, and St. Louis held on for a 2-1 win that brought the

series back to Busch Stadium. Wainwright allowed a run in seven innings in the opener and is 5-0 in his last six starts. The 19-game winner became the third pitcher in franchise history to twice lead the league in victories, joining Dizzy Dean and Mort Cooper. Wainwright embraces the role of ace he inherited from injured Chris Carpenter. Last season was Wainwright’s first year back from reconstructive elbow surgery, and he described his stuff as “hit or miss.” He allowed six runs in 2 1-3 innings in Game 5 of the division series against the Nationals, then rebounded to beat San Francisco in Game 4 of the NL championship series. “This year I have all the confidence in the world in my stuff,” Wainwright said. “It’s a completely different situation.” Wainwright leans on advice injured closer Jason Isringhausen gave him in 2006 — just breathe. Then a rookie, Wainwright got the final out in the NLCS and the World Series. He said the bullpen experience taught him the “urgency of each pitch.”

Dodgers get 3-day break after ousting Braves BY BETH HARRIS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers earned themselves a three-day break after ousting Atlanta to win the National League division series, and they can use the time off to sort out some issues. The team took Tuesday off to rest after closing out the Braves in four games with a dramatic 4-3 victory on Monday night. As the first club to advance from the division series, the Dodgers get the most time to reset their rotation, make bullpen

decisions and heal nagging injuries to Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier. They’ll be awaiting their opponent in the NL championship series, the winner of Wednesday night’s decisive Game 5 between Pittsburgh and St. Louis. Los Angeles would open at home against Pittsburgh or start at St. Louis. The Dodgers were 4-2 against the Pirates this season and 4-3 against the Cardinals. “All of my teammates are ready for whatever comes our way,” rookie Yasiel Puig said through a translator. “We’re very prepared for this.”

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Los Angeles Dodger Juan Uribe watches his 2-run, game-winning home run during the Dodgers’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory in Game 4 of the NLDS on Monday in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is four wins from its first World Series appearance since 1988, when the Dodgers won their sixth title and fifth since leaving Brooklyn after the 1957 season.

“In spring training, our goal wasn’t to get to the next round,” center fielder Skip Schumaker said. “It was to win the World Series, so it’s a nice first step in the right direction.”

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Atlanta relief pitcher Luis Avilan, right, and catcher Brian McCann talk as they walk off the field during the Braves’ 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday in Los Angeles.

Atlanta feels good about future despite October flop BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — For most of the season, the Atlanta Braves were overachievers. They lost seven players to season-ending injuries. Two more key players batted under .200. Even with all that, the GONZALEZ Braves managed to win 96 games and capture their first division since 2005. But once October arrived, it was the same ol’ story. Another postseason disappointment. The Braves haven’t won a postseason series since 2001, their streak of eight straight losses now the second-longest in baseball history to the Chicago Cubs, who dropped 10 series in a row between 1910 and 1998, according to STATS LLC. “A lot of good stuff happened,” manager Fredi Gonzalez insisted after the season ended Monday night in the NL division series with a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. “A lot of guys participated in the 96-win season. It’s going to be one of those

seasons that you’re not going to appreciate for about a couple of weeks, and then you say, ‘You know what? It was a pretty darn good team, a pretty darn good season.’” Indeed, there are plenty of reasons for the Braves to be hopeful. First baseman Freddie Freeman had an MVP-type season. Young pitchers Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Julio Teheran took the lead in the starting rotation, especially after Tim Hudson went down with a broken ankle. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons could be in line for a Gold Glove. Evan Gattis emerged as one of the NL’s top rookies. Closer Craig Kimbrel had another dominant season. “I don’t know what’s going to happen during the offseason, but I’m already looking forward to spring training,” Freeman said. “Hopefully we can start preparing over again with these same guys. I think we’re really close.” But the postseason has been a huge stumbling block. Since winning the NL pennant in 1999, the Braves are 13-30 in playoff games — with only one victory in 11 postseason series during that span.


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Ryan, Jets sparked by many critics, doubters BY DENNIS WASZAK JR. The Associated Press NEW YORK — No respect is no matter to Rex Ryan and the New York Jets. Not when you’re 3-2 and one of the NFL’s early season surprises. “We really don’t care what people that don’t believe in us say,” Ryan declared during a conference call Tuesday. RYAN “We care about what our fans think. We care about what our locker room knows to be the truth.” And, that truth is that the Jets are much better than many expected. It’s still early, but gloom and doom were the buzz words entering the season by pretty much anyone you asked about the

outlook for the team. Except the Jets, of course. “To say, absolutely, what the national media and people like that think about us, the negative comments and all that kind of stuff, to think it doesn’t put a little fuel to the fire, of course it does,” Ryan said. “With that being said, we know they’re not in the meetings, they’re not seeing what we’re seeing. “Again, I’m not going to lie and say it doesn’t add something or it doesn’t spark you a little bit.” An us-against-theworld approach has bonded this team through the first five games, a stretch in which they have relied on a rookie quarterback in Geno Smith, a tough defense and one of the game’s top offensive coordinators in Marty Morn-

JETS 30, FALCONS 28

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New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) catches the ball for a touchdown against Atlanta’s Joplo Bartu (59) during the Jets’ 30-28 victory in Atlanta on Monday.

hinweg. While some fans and media still wonder if the Jets are the real deal, consider this: After a 30-28 win at Atlanta on Monday night, they’re just one game out of first place in the AFC East with a home game against the winless

Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday followed by another showdown with the division-rival New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium in two weeks. Ryan isn’t surprised, and neither are his players. They saw a team coming together nicely

N.Y. Jets 3 14 3 10—30 Atlanta 0 7 7 14—28 First Quarter NYJ_FG Folk 22, 5:46. Second Quarter Atl_Snelling 4 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 14:53. NYJ_Cumberland 20 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 11:01. NYJ_Kerley 16 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 7:19. Third Quarter Atl_Rodgers 4 run (Bryant kick), 7:59. NYJ_FG Folk 36, :40. Fourth Quarter NYJ_Winslow 1 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 12:00. Atl_Rodgers 19 run (Bryant kick), 8:03. Atl_Toilolo 3 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 1:55. NYJ_FG Folk 43, :00. A_70,246. NYJ Atl First downs 15 26 Total Net Yards 288 363 Rushes-yards 22-118 22-64

in the preseason, even as people outside the organization saw a bunch that was sorely deficient in many areas. “We knew we were much better than what we were given credit for,” he said. “With that being said, we’re not even close to where we

Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

170 2-29 2-54 0-0 16-20-0 4-29 3-46.7 0-0 6-24 24:33

299 2-22 1-23 0-0 37-46-0 2-12 3-33.0 2-1 4-46 35:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_N.Y. Jets, Powell 12-38, Goodson 3-32, Ivory 4-27, Smith 3-21. Atlanta, Rodgers 14-43, Snelling 7-13, Smith 1-8. PASSING_N.Y. Jets, Smith 16-20-0-199. Atlanta, Ryan 36-45-0-319, Schillinger 1-10-(minus 8). RECEIVING_N.Y. Jets, Kerley 5-68, Cumberland 3-79, Hill 2-21, Nelson 2-9, Goodson 1-9, Powell 1-9, Gates 1-3, Winslow 1-1. Atlanta, Gonzalez 10-97, Jones 8-99, Snelling 5-10, White 4-45, Rodgers 4-15, Toilolo 2-15, Douglas 2-6, Cone 1-12, DiMarco 1-12. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

have to get to, starting this week against Pittsburgh.” The Jets are a 2 ½-point favorite against the Steelers, something Ryan was asked if he thought was a bit of a sign of disrespect considering the opponent has yet to win a game.

Washington nickname tops Goodell news conference BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Asked directly whether the Washington Redskins should change their name, Roger Goodell said the NFL needs to “make sure we’re doing what’s right.” Speaking at the conclusion of the league’s fall meetings Tuesday, the commissioner noted that he grew up in the Washington area rooting for the city’s football team and “by no means ... have I ever considered it derogatory as a fan, and I think that’s how Redskins fans would look at it.” The topic was not part of the formal agenda for the meetings — Goodell said “there may have been discussions between some of the owners, but not on the floor” — and yet it was the subject of four of GOODELL the first five questions posed at his news conference at a Washington hotel. “Whenever you have a situation like this, you have to listen and recognize that some other people may have different perspectives, and clearly there are cases where that’s true here,” Goodell said. “And that’s what I’ve suggested and I’ve been open about — that we need to listen, carefully listen, and make sure we’re doing what’s right.” Asked whether Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who has vowed that he’ll never change the club’s name,

has been listening, Goodell said: “I am confident that the Redskins are listening and I’m confident that they’re sensitive to their fans — to the views of people that are not only their fans but are not their fans.” Snyder did not speak to reporters on his way out of the daylong meetings. General manager Bruce Allen deflected a question about the team’s name before walking away, saying, “We’re focused on the Cowboy game this week. Big rivalry.” President Barack Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press last week that he would “think about changing” the name if he were the team’s owner. “When the President speaks, it’s going to raise attention to any issue,” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday, “but really I, at this point, don’t really have anything, any comment, on it right now.” Asked his opinion on the Redskins name, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said: “I don’t have any thoughts on it.” The NFL has said it will meet with an Indian tribe pushing for the Redskins to drop the nickname, although Goodell said he did not know if he or Snyder would attend. That group, the Oneida Indian Nation, held a symposium on the topic in Washington on Monday, timed to coincide with the league meetings. At Monday’s session, a member of Congress, Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum, said the league and team are “promoting a racial slur” and “this issue is not going away.”

Falcons wide receiver Jones could be lost for season FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.— The Atlanta Falcons could lose Julio Jones for the season after the Pro Bowl receiver injured his foot Monday in a 30-28 loss to the New York Jets. Coach Mike Smith says Jones, the NFL leader with 41 catches, did not get encouraging results from a visit with doctors Tuesday morning. Smith added that Jones will see JONES a foot specialist Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., for a second opinion. Jones ranks second with 580 yards receiving. The Falcons (1-4) lost fourtime Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White to a hamstring injury during the game. A high ankle sprain has nagged White, who has only 14 catches for 129 yards receiving. Running back Steven Jackson has missed the last three games, all losses, with a hamstring injury.

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JUDGE: BENGALS’ JONES NOT GUILTY

JETS’ SANCHEZ HAS SHOULDER SURGERY

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was found not guilty on Tuesday of an assault charge accusing him of punching a woman in the head at a nightclub. A visiting judge in Hamilton

NEW YORK — Mark Sanchez’s season is over. It might be the end of his time with the New York Jets, too. The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed “The Sanchize” and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had

County Municipal Court heard the case after Jones, who has had a spate of legal troubles, waived a jury trial. Jones could have been sentenced to up to six months in jail if convicted. Jones was accused of hitting Shannon Wesley outside a downtown Cincinnati nightclub and was arrested in June. He had pleaded not guilty and been released on his own recognizance. The judge heard more than two hours of testimony from Wesley on Tuesday. Last month, Jones paid a fine for disorderly conduct after police accused him of making offensive comments in a traffic stop. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct after he was arrested in 2011 in another case. He was accused in that case of shouting profanities and trying to pull away as police arrested him at a bar.

| season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. The procedure, which repaired a torn labrum, was performed by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced. Sanchez, who hasn’t played since being injured in the third preseason game, said he was advised by Andrews and other doctors to have surgery after seven weeks of rehabilitation. Whether that is the case beyond this season remains to be seen. COLTS LOSE BRADSHAW WITH SURGERY

INDIANAPOLIS — Ahmad Bradshaw’s season is over and his brief stop in Indy might be, too. Team owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday that the running back will miss the rest of the season after opting for season-surgery on his injured neck. The former Giants star was injured two weeks ago during a game at San Francisco and had been debating whether to undergo surgery or see if he could recover with rest. Bradshaw has already been placed on the injured reserve list. Irsay confirmed the news while to speaking to reporters at the NFL owners meeting in Washington. From wire reports

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Arizona cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, left, sacks Carolina quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the Cardinals’ 22-6 victory on Sunday. The Panthers offense has been inconsistent and has relied heavily on the talents of Newton.

Rivera says struggling Panthers lack consistency BY STEVE REED The Associated Press CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday his team needs to start playing more consistent football before it’s too late. The Panthers are 1-3 for the third straight year under Rivera and run the risk of falling out of playoff contention early just as they RIVERA did the last two seasons when they began 1-5 and 1-6. Cam Newton turned the ball over four times, was sacked seven times and the Panthers committed 11 penalties in a sloppy 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. That defeat came just two weeks after a lopsided 38-0 win over the New York Giants. Rivera, who remains on the hot seat, says lack of consistency in the first quarter of the season has been “frustrating.” “Because of what we can be — or what we should be,” Rivera said. “But the truth of the matter is you are what your record says and that’s what is frustrating because I really don’t believe we’re a 1-3 football team.” It’s been a struggle this season for the entire offense. Carolina has scored only three touchdowns in its three defeats. Newton’s QB rating ranks 24th in the league and he’s turned the ball over six times. Rivera said it would be unfair to pin it all on the third-year quarterback,

pointing out wide receiver Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell both dropped key passes on Sunday and the protection — the offensive line has allowed 15 sacks — has not been up to par. Carolina’s offensive line woes only got worse Monday when Rivera announced that starting left guard Amini Silatolu tore the ACL in his right knee and is out for the season. The Panthers lost starting right guard Garry Williams for the season in week one. Smith said Monday he felt like he cost his team the game by dropping a pass on a slant route in the end zone in the first quarter. He also said players need to realize the sense of urgency at hand. “We have to improve, we have to be consistent — like tomorrow,” Smith said. “We have to do it immediately.” Rivera said at some point players need to start making plays. “When you get consistent and do things consistent, that’s when you win,” Rivera said. Rivera, who won a Super Bowl ring playing linebacker for the Chicago Bears in 1985, said he’s been on teams that could just show up and win. “We’re not there,” Rivera said. Still, he expects more from his team. “We’re a young football in some respects — and in other respects we should have arrived by now,” Rivera said. “What we have to do is eliminate those types of mistakes. If you want to win football games you can’t have those types of mistakes on a consistent basis.”


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New PGA Tour opener waiting on the big names BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press SAN MARTIN, Calif. — The PGA Tour season gets underway this week at the Frys.com Open, the first time the tour has gone to a wraparound season. And while the field might not look that strong on paper, odds are that will change. The tournament has three players from the Presidents Cup (Hideki Matsuyama, Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman — along with assistant captain Davis Love III). It has two from the top 50 in the world (Matsuyama at No. 30 and defending champion Jonas Blixt at No. 34), and one player who was at the Tour Championship (Billy Horschel). How might that change? A year ago, eight PGA Tour members took part in an exhibition in Turkey called the World Golf Finals, held the same week as the Frys.com Open. In exchange for a release from the tour, they agreed to play the Frys.com Open at least once over the next three years. Those players were Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar. Frys.com Open president Duke Butler recalls a similar situation nearly 30 years ago. The PGA Tour granted releases to four players to play the Australian Skins Game in 1985

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Tiger Woods is one of eight PGA Tour members who agreed to play the Frys.com Open at least once over the next three years in order to play in an exhibition in Turkey last season.

when it was held the same week as the Houston Open. The players agreed to play Houston at least once over the next few years. Those players could be called headliners — Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. The next year, the Houston Open included Nicklaus in his first start since winning the Masters for his sixth green jacket, one of the most popular wins in golf. DUF & VIJAY

For all the attention on Phil Mickelson and his money games to get young players prepared for big moments, Jason Dufner had his own tutor when he was just starting out on the PGA Tour. He went about it quietly, and it was a learning experience. Dufner secured his

PGA Tour card for the first time in 2003 through the Nationwide Tour money list. He was at the TPC Sawgrass preparing for his rookie season when he saw Vijay Singh on the back of the practice range. They played plenty of practice rounds in 2004, and it turned into a banner year for the Fijian. Singh won nine times and $10.9 million. “Every event that he won, except for the PGA, I played a practice round with him that year,” Dufner said. “So I got a lot of valuable experience. A little lighter on the wallet from all of that — I took my lumps. But I’d like to think that some of the things he shared with me and some of the knowledge he gave me helped me to where I am now.” Dufner didn’t fare so well as a rookie, returning to the minor leagues for

two years before he went back to the PGA Tour for good. Now he is a threetime winner, a major champion and has a 6-2 record in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. Dufner recalls beating Singh out of some money just one time during that 2004 season. He shot a 63 at the old 84 Lumber Classic. Singh shot 64. “I had nine birdies, no bogeys. He had eight birdies, no bogeys,” Dufner said. “He was playing pretty good on Tuesdays that year, too.” PRESIDENT CUP FIXES

Nick Price wants to see the Presidents Cup follow the Ryder Cup format by playing only 28 matches instead of 34, which would allow teams to disguise weaknesses and at least increase the odds of the matches being close going into singles. PGA Tour commis-

sioner Tim Finchem is on the side of more playing opportunities — no one sits the opening two sessions. Just because the International team keeps getting smoked is not an indication that there are too many matches. Remember, the current format of 34 matches was introduced in 2003 in South Africa. The Internationals had a three-point lead going into Sunday. Thirteen of the 22 team matches reached the 17th hole. The Presidents Cup ended in a tie. So maybe it’s not the format. Here’s one suggestion for a compromise. Have six matches Thursday and Friday (fourballs and foursomes). Have one session of six matches on Saturday with three matches for each format. The captains will have to decide which three teams play foursomes and which three play fourballs. That’s 18 matches going into singles, for a total of 30 points. “Unless it’s broken, don’t really mess with it,” Finchem says. That doesn’t mean it can’t be changed to make it better.

and Phil Mickelson each won major championships after they were inducted. Vijay Singh won the FedEx Cup two years after his induction. Currently, male players are eligible for the ballot when they turn 40. The LPGA Tour has its own criteria based on points. Se Ri Pak was inducted at age 30. The Hall of Fame said the “strategic review” has been going on since the 2013 induction ceremony during The Players Championship in May. Because the election (PGA Tour, International ballots) and selection (Veteran’s Category, Lifetime Achievement) takes several months and involves other golf organizations, the Hall of Fame has chosen to skip the 2014 induction ceremony. The next ceremony is planned for May 4, 2015, on the Monday of The Players Championship. The Hall of Fame said its review was expected to be completed early next year. Tiger Woods is eligible to be on the ballot at the end of the 2015 season. If the age limit is pushed back to 50, he would not be eligible until 2025.

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The World Golf Hall of Fame is taking a year off from inducting anyone to review its selection process. One of the longtime sticking points of the Hall of Fame is inducting players still in the prime of their careers. Ernie Els

Ernie Dunlevie, one of the founding fathers of the 1960 Palm Springs Golf Classic now known as the Humana Challenge, died Sunday of cancer at 96. Dunlevie was the last surviving founding board member.

Harvick, Gordon making moves into Chase fray BY DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press

SPRINT CUP LEADERS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part due to some late-race shenanigans, he couldn’t have been happier on Sunday. Not only is Gordon in the Chase, he’s making a charge. Gordon finished third at Kansas Speedway behind winner Kevin Harvick and runner-up Kurt Busch, his third top-10 finish in four races in NASCAR’s playoffs. That’s allowed him to climb to fourth in points, 32 behind leader Matt Kenseth with six races left in the season. “Earlier this year, I was probably as frustrated as I’ve ever been in a

By The Associated Press Through Oct. 6 Points 1, Matt Kenseth, 2,183. 2, Jimmie Johnson, 2,180. 3, Kevin Harvick, 2,158. 4, Jeff Gordon, 2,151. 5, Kyle Busch, 2,148. 6, Greg Biffle, 2,139. 7, Kurt Busch, 2,136. 8, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,129. 9, Clint Bowyer, 2,128. 10, Joey Logano, 2,124. 11, Carl Edwards, 2,123. 12, Ryan Newman, 2,110. 13, Kasey Kahne, 2,100. 14, Jamie McMurray, 847. 15, Brad Keselowski, 827. 16, Martin Truex Jr., 806. 17, Paul Menard, 805. 18, Aric Almirola, 775. 19, Jeff Burton, 757. 20, Marcos Ambrose, 756. Money 1, Jimmie Johnson, $7,708,879. 2, Kyle Busch, $6,027,327. 3, Matt Kenseth, $5,875,330. 4, Kevin Harvick, $5,612,402. 5, Brad Keselowski, $5,350,639. 6, Carl Edwards, $5,105,769. 7, Jeff Gordon, $5,006,123. 8, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,844,723. 9, Joey Logano, $4,843,034. 10, Ryan Newman, $4,837,468. 11, Martin Truex Jr., $4,692,769. 12, Clint Bowyer, $4,691,983. 13, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $4,570,018. 14, Kasey Kahne, $4,509,219. 15, Kurt Busch, $4,484,358. 16, Aric Almirola, $4,312,635. 17, Greg Biffle, $4,234,179. 18, Jamie McMurray, $4,176,043. 19, Juan Pablo Montoya, $4,159,624. 20, Paul Menard, $4,079,213.

racecar. We were just missing something,” Gordon said. “Right now, my team has been bringing

great cars to the track, not just in the Chase, but I think three, four races prior to that we started to make gains.” Still, those gains wouldn’t have been enough for Gordon to squeeze into the Chase when at least three organizations appeared to manipulate the ending to the race at Richmond. NASCAR chairman Brian France used his power the following weekend to make an unprecedented expansion to the field after two separate investigations revealed that Gordon did not have a fair chance to race his way into the 12-driver Chase because of the late-race controversy. Now, the four-time champion is making a move toward the top of the table.

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Driver Kevin Harvick, front left, leads the pack coming out of a caution with 20 laps to go in the Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Harvick went on to win the race.

AREA SCOREBOARD SOCCER ELKS SOCCER SHOOT

The Elks Soccer Shoot will be held on Thursday at Patriot Park SportsPlex beginning at 5 p.m. The event is open to children ages 4-13 and will begin with walk-up registration at 5. The competition will start at 5:30. There will be two contests — the Five Goal Contest and the Grid Goal Contest. Participants must bring a birth certificate in order to compete. For more information, go to soccer-shoot@sumterelks.org or call Jackie Clodfelter at (803) 983-7719. ROAD RACING SUMTER SUNRISE ROTARY 5K

The Fifth Annual Sumter Sunrise Rotary 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Rotarty Centennial Plaza located at the intersection of Main and Liberty streets. The race will start at 9. The registration fee is $20 for those who register by Oct. 19. It is $25 thereafter. Children age

10 or under compete free of charge. For more information, go to http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-sunrise-rotary-5k-runwalk. aspx. 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. Tshirts 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 far-

| thest 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 will be on Monday 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) 436-2161.

ETC. EAST CLARENDON STATE TITLE TEAMS

The East Clarendon High School athletic booster club is inviting all members of the school’s past state championship teams back for a special ceremony on Oct. 18 at Shad Hall Field in Turbeville. All players, coaches, surviving family members of former players or coaches and anyone associated with the Wolverines’ state championship football teams of 1940, 1965 and 1985 and the state championship baseball teams of 1958-60 are invited to a pregame dinner prior to EC’s homecoming contest against C.E. Murray. A special pregame ceremony will be held to recognize all in attendance. The 2013 state championship softball team will be recognized at Friday’s football game against Timmonsville during a special halftime ring ceremony. For more information, contact Rusty Green at (843) 659-8801, Suzie Alexander at (843) 659-2126 or Dwayne Howell at (843) 373-0305.


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SLATER M. CUMMINGS MANNING — Slater Marie Major Cummings, 91, widow of Willie Cummings, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Windsor Manor, Manning. She was born in the Live Oak CUMMINGS section of Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Elliott and Camille Pringle Major. She was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher. Survivors are a son, Willie (Mary) Cummings Jr. of Boston, Mass.; a daughter, Sadie Cummings of Manning; a son-in-law, Shelton Pinnace of Boston; additional daughter-inlaw, Gloria Cummings of Boston; two sistersin-law, Ida Mae Walker and Berniece Walters; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Celebratory services will be held at noon Thursday at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 Paxville Highway, Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Lucious Dixon, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Micheal Aiken assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Cummings will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. The family is receiving friends at the home of her granddaughter, Nikisha (Aaron) Oliver, 1230 Jasmine Way, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. COLZIE MAE W. BRITT HOUSTON, Texas — Colzie Mae Watts Britt passed away on Oct. 5, 2013, in Houston. She was born March 1, 1925, in the village of Oswego, to Vernie P. and Ethel BRITT Jones Watts. She graduated from Mayesville High School in 1941 and from Tuomey Hospital School of Nursing in Sumter as a registered nurse in 1945. She worked at Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, becoming good friends with Evelyn Lyon Britt.

Through this friendship, she met the love of her life, Julian Britt, and married him on April 11, 1952, in Houston. In September 1952, Colzie and Julian, along with Jim and Lela Britt and Sam and Evelyn Britt, moved to Timbergrove Manor, where they enjoyed lifelong friendships on Worthshire Street and always found an occasion for a good party. During this time, Colzie was a faithful employee at The Methodist Hospital for 35 years, retiring in July 1987. She also was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church for 60 years. Colzie is survived by her husband, Julian; her only brother, Alton Watts; and many loving nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews in Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation was held Tuesday at Heights Funeral Home in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Heights Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hill Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston. Our special thanks to Dr. Timothy Connally and Dr. Christopher Finnila, the nurses at The Methodist Hospital, The Hamptons at Post Oak and Vantage Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either Grace United Methodist Church, the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation (http:// www.rls.org/) or the hospice of your choice. Heights Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIE M. HODGE Willie M. Hodge, 61, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter. FRED K. SEEBECK Fred Kimball Seebeck, age 80, beloved husband of Pasty Teresa O’Neal Seebeck, died on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral

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JAMES TONEY Funeral services for James Toney, who died Oct. 4, 2013, are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by New Life Funeral Services of Bishopville. The family is receiving friends at 210 Blue Jay Lane, Bishopville. TIMOTHY RAGIN SUMMERTON — Timothy Ragin was born on Dec. 26, 1955, to the late General Sr. and Mittie B. Ragin. On Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, God, with his holy power, grace and mercy, looked upon his servant, Timothy Ragin, and gently closed his eyes while cuddling him into eternal rest. At an early age, he accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ, as his personal savior at Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church. “Bundy,” as he was affectionately called, was preceded in death by four siblings, Arthur Lee, Ozzie, Ethel and Thomasena. Timothy leaves to cherish his memories: three brothers, General Ragin Jr. of Summerton, Hercules (Carolyn) Ragin of Columbia and General Lee Ricky Ragin of Summerton; six sisters, Janette (Edward) Chandler of Summerton, Shebia Hatcher, Beverly Briggs, Carolyn (John) Dow, Linda Ragin of Pinewood, and Joyce Ragin of Summerton; one uncle, Mackey (Wilma) Issac of Summerton; four aunts, Willie Bell Frierson of New York, Alice Issac of Sumter, Blanch Issac of Mobile, Ala., and Gene Ragin of North Carolina; a special caretaker, Marvin Stinnie; two special young ladies that he loved and cared for dearly, Andrea and Denise Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Ragin will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church with the Rev. Daniel B. Green, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences

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DONALD L. HOOD Donald L. Hood, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born April 25, 1948, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Reese and Grace Benenhaley Hood. He was employed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and was a member of Springbank Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Jenny Hood and Amanda “Mandy” Hood, both of Greenville; a sister, Aileen Lahnum of Elon, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Kathleen Benenhaley, Virginia Weatherly, Pearline Bell and Jo Ann Hood; and brothers Adam Hood, Chalmers Oxendine and Everod Hood. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Springbank Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Pallbearers will be Harold Benenhaley, Jamie Hood, Ronnie Benenhaley, Burgess Oxendine, John “Bubba” Benenhaley and Butch Carraway. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hood, 2575 Relative Road, Dalzell. The family would like to express a special thanks to caregiver Jason Franklin and to Dr. Suchinda and staff. Memorials may be made to the Springbank Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 159, Dalzell, SC 29040. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. S. JOAN OXENDINE DALZELL — S. Joan Christmas Oxendine, 71, wife of Wade H. Oxendine, died Friday, Oct. 4,

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Linsanity hits Manila as Rockets warm up for game MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Linsanity is gripping the Philippines. Jeremy Lin, the NBA’s first American-born player of Taiwanese descent, stole the spotlight Tuesday as the Houston Rockets practiced for the first NBA LIN preseason game in the basketballobsessed country. Lin was mobbed by reporters and photographers on a Manila basketball court, a day after the Rockets and Indiana Pacers arrived in the capital for Thursday’s game. Lin said he was thankful for a chance “to inspire people, especially my fellow Asians.” “I’m excited to play here and in Taiwan,” he

said. “I think the fans don’t get a chance to often watch an NBA game live, so hopefully they’ll really enjoy the experience and I think we’re going to definitely enjoy it as well.” Lin said he’s had a taste of the “electric environment” of the Philippines, which tops the list of countries outside the U.S. following the NBA on Facebook and Twitter. Lin said his Taiwanese parents told him good things about the Philippines. “I’m glad to see and feel the warmth they showed to me in person when I got the chance to walk in the mall last night. Everyone was polite, respectful and I was really blown away,” he said. Last season was Lin’s first full season in the

NBA, and he started all 82 games for Houston. In the previous two seasons, he played less than half seasons for the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors. “They were different times in my life,” he said, comparing his stay with the Rockets and Knicks. “Different stages, different roles, different systems. ... I can’t really compare the two. My goal is just to get better every year.”

Handling fame and fortune, he said, are a “constant battle.” “I’m human. There’s always that element of pride that I have to fight,” he said, adding that his Christian faith “is very integral, not just me being an athlete but as a person.” Lin said he’s trying not to think too much about the pressure to perform as an Asian-American in Asia.

2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Sara Anna Geddings Barkley and the late James Helton “Buster” Barkley. She was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church and retired as a certified nursing assistant from Hopewell Nursing Center. She enjoyed singing, crocheting and talking on the phone. Survivors include her husband of Dalzell; her mother of Sumter; two children, Vanessa Johnson (Tim) of Elgin and Jason Christmas (Renee) of Camden; four grandchildren, Angel Christmas, Allie Boyce, Anna Boyce and Jayden Christmas; six step-grandchildren, Christina, Nikki, Meagan, Jacqulynn, Blake and Ash; six greatgrandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Hardee (L.D.) of Sumter; two stepchildren, Linda Winemiller (Ken) and Jacob L. Oxendine (Vicki), all of Easley; and a step-daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Oxendine. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jackson L. Christmas Sr.; a sister, Barbara Ann Barkley; and a stepson, Wade T. Oxendine. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmore-CannonStephens Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Bryan Benenhaley and the Rev. Lynn Gardner officiated. Burial was in Ardis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Long Branch Baptist Church Building Fund, 2535 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell, SC 29040 or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

HARRISON SUMTER Harrison “John Stud” Sumter, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of Geneva Sumter and the late James Ervin Green. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Congruity Presbyterian Church (USA), Gable, with the Rev. Ernest Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Congruity Cemetery.

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WILLIAM E. REYNOLDS DALZELL — William Edward “Bill” Reynolds, 80, widower of Mary Smith Reynolds, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter. LILLIAN CALVIN Mother Lillian Calvin, 95, widow of David Calvin, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at her home. Born April 5, 1918, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late James and Anna Richburg Walker. She received her education in Clarendon County and was a member of the Church of God by Faith Lynchburg. Survivors are her daughter, Dorothy (Dane) McWithey; two grandchildren, Shula Windell Ferguson and Silesha Justine Ferguson; three great-grandchildren, Antonio and Cheyenne Nadiya Allaoui; one sister, Helen Wimbish; one brother, Lewis (Henrietta) Richburg; a host of other relatives. Viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of God by Faith, Sumter, with burial to follow in Hillside Memorial Park with Pastor Andre’ G. McBride, Evangelist Sharon Mellette, Evangelist Dorothy McBride, Elder Cleveland P. McBride and Elder Caleb Gordon. The family is receiving visitors at the home, 5 Bonview Drive, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these services.

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Contact Ivy Moore at (803) 774-1221 or e-mail ivym@theitem.com

Step back in time

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Suanne Richendrfer prepares to slice fresh, hot bread from the brick oven in the Sumter County Museum’s Backcountry at a past event. Penelope Carter, right, will again churn butter for visitors. RIGHT: Blacksmiths with Sumter High School’s Hands on History program will work in the forge under the direction of John O’Dell.

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he Carolina Backcountry Homestead at the Sumter County Museum is stuck in time, and that’s the way the museum staff wants it. The Backcountry offers an authentic experience of the Sumter area in 1800, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, the homestead will be occupied by staff, volunteers and Hands on History students, all as we’d find them had they actually lived at the turn of the 19th century. It’s the 16th Carolina Backcountry Harvest Day, one that Backcountry Manager Deborah Watts particularly enjoys. She and the museum’s acting director, Annie Rivers, will get to dress in authentic reproduction dresses made by Watts, joining more than 20 other costumed volunteers, many of them Hands on History students from Sumter High School. Watts will be preparing a menu of typical food eaten by area settlers, including venison stew, biscuits, sausage and bacon, apple and peach pies, root vegetable stew, corn fritters

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Mel Welch will demonstrate how the early settlers spun wool into yarn during Saturday’s Carolina Backcountry Harvest Day at the Sumter County Museum.

and her signature “chicken on a string” for guests to sample. All of the dishes will be cooked over an open fire. “It is harvest time,” Watts said, “so we’ll be using root vegetables, some from the Backcountry garden. Right now, we’ve got collards, turnips, cabbage and herbs ready. I’ll be using our rosemary in the chicken, leaves from our bay tree in the venison stew

and some other herbs. The garden is maintained by the Herb Society of Sumter. “The chicken cooks for two and a half to three hours, and it really smells good on the fire, stuffed with the rosemary and onions.” That’s about all Watts will reveal about her recipes. “They’re secrets,” she said. In addition to the herbs and vegetables on the homestead, Watts added that there is also a tea tree “from the tea plantation in Charleston in bloom now.” Local Children of the American Revolution will present a period play on the porch of the settler’s cabin, and other volunteers will demonstrate spinning, weaving, 19th-century clothes washing, games and toys, woodworking, blacksmithing, brick oven baking, butter churning and more. Visitors will get to try their hands at several activities, including the games – stilts, rolling hoops and graces, which involves tossing a small hoop with two sticks. Backcountry buildings will be open for tours. These include the

loom house and blacksmith’s forge, a commissary, an outhouse, a settler’s house and a log cabin, furnished in period style. The commissary was used to store cloth, seeds and other supplies. While several of the buildings are re-creations, the Log Cabin and Settler’s House are actually survivors from a real homestead, moved to the museum grounds. There is even a schoolroom with hornbooks, slates and quills. Rivers said the museum will be open during the day, “and admission is free. It’s normally $3 for adults and $1 for those 6 to 17 years old.” Of special interest to those visiting the Williams-Brice House, which is the museum’s main exhibit area, will be the latest exhibit, “Sumter County: Past, Present and Future.” Admission to Carolina Backcountry Harvest Day is free. Visit the event from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington St. For more information, call (803) 7750908 or email info@sumtercountymuseum.org. You can also visit the museum’s website, www.sumtercountymuseum.org.

SHS grad makes a difference at Wofford BY TYRELL JEMISON Special to The Item SPARTANBURG — Just a few weeks into the academic year, Wofford College senior Asantewaa Boateng already has begun to give her time to service projects both on and off campus. The Sumter native has a passion for working with children and young women. “I usually look for opportunities where I can help kids,” the biology major said. Boateng was one of a handful of Wofford juniors chosen to intern this summer at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. She credits much of this selection to her previous service work within the Spartanburg community. Much of Boateng’s involvement around town started out with her ambitious passion for being involved in the space around her and making a difference in the lives of others. Her self-started e-magazine, Shout Out Sista (SOS), strives to empower teenage women and build a sense of community and pride. SOS started as a mentoring program for middle school-aged girls to teach them about self-worth. This led Boateng to work with A.V.I.D. (Advancing Via Individual Determination), a program at Spartanburg’s Carver Middle School that tutors

eighth-graders, with hopes that they’ll be first-generation college attendees. She continues to be invited to host, attend, monitor and be involved in events taking place at the school. Boateng also continues to work with the Spartanburg Girls Home, now a part of the Hope Center for Children. She started working at the Girls Home, merely hoping to serve as a mentor. However, this led her to work with Broken But Healed, a non-profit organization that works toward the empowerment of girls ages 5 to 17 and their families to help the girls further their education. She also has worked with Spring Fling, an annual street fair hosted in downtown Spartanburg, painting the nails of young girls. Boateng now is involved with the Spartanburg Youth Council, helping to plan events and programs that empower and mentor youth around the area. After graduation, Boateng plans to attend medical school. Her love for helping the younger population influences her desire to work in pediatrics or to become an obstetrician/gynecologist. “Mothers are getting younger, so I’d still be working with the youth and making a difference,” she said. Besides her service work,

and medical care together.” She had visited Ghana, but it wasn’t until she traveled there during Wofford’s January Interim that she really got to explore her Ghanaian roots. “I began to accept my heritage as a Ghanaian-American,” Boateng said. Both her parents are from small towns in Ghana where health care is below standard. The closest large town is still far away, so access to good health care is not readily available. Boateng wants to help these small towns. Reflecting on her time at Wofford, she says, “I’ve learned to get my name out there,” ITEM FILE PHOTO which has helped her pursue Asantewaa Boateng shows off a her passions. poster she made for her website, In Sumter, Boateng already www.ShoutOutSista.org. She start- knew everyone she wanted to ed it after mentoring middle school work with there, but Spartanstudents and realizing there aren’t burg was new to her and she many age-appropriate, encourag- was new to it. She learned how ing websites for this age group. to make connections and how to keep them. “Meeting with Boateng has shadowed doctors Bill Barnet (former Spartanand has found that she likes burg mayor) and Mike Brown “work that is fulfilling. I want to (Wofford supporter and former feel like I’m making a differtrustee) taught me how to ence and an impact in the speak on and share my passion community.” with others,” she said. Her long-term dream is to Most importantly, The open and run clinics in both Space at the Mungo Center the U.S. and Ghana. The “helped a ton. They taught me daughter of Yaw and Agartha that there’s a business aspect Boateng, who immigrated to pursuing great ideas.” from Ghana, she wants to Boateng also will be pursubring her “love for both Ghana ing online crowd-funding to

support some big projects with Shout Out Sista. With all of her success thus far, Boateng’s advice for her peers and incoming students is “don’t be afraid to get off campus.” She believes that there are great opportunities there, as well as on campus. She also believes that everyone should “find your passion and then build a community around that.” She learned that not all people are passionate about the same thing, but it’s important to find those with a common passion. Although she is a biology major with medical school aspirations, Boateng’s internship with the Aspen Institute, where she was a special events intern, taught her the importance of balance. She learned about the business aspect of the professional world, and the Aspen internship helped her to reaffirm her dream of working in health care. “This has been a coming-ofage summer for me,” she says, “I have been thrown out of my comfort zone from day one, but I’ve gained experiences that have opened my mind and strengthened me as a person.” See Boateng’s online magazine at www.shoutoutsista.org. Like Asantewaa Boateng, Tyrell Jemison is a member of the Wofford Class of 2014.


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Ham and cheese French toast built by the loaf BY J.M. HIRSCH Associated Press Food Editor How do you make a big, bold, savory French toast even bigger, bolder and more savory? Instead of building it a slice at a time, you build it by the loaf. My inspiration was a pillow-soft loaf of unsliced sandwich bread. Looking at it, I wondered what would happen if instead of cutting it into traditional slices and frying it a piece at a time — or even assembling it in a layer as a casserole — I instead cut the entire loaf horizontally into a few thick planks, stuffed it, then reassembled it in a loaf pan. This recipe is the delicious result of that wondering. Since French toast is such a perfect fall dinner — warm and comforting — I kept the fillings savory with ham, cheddar cheese and turkey. But if you’d rather go sweet, you could substitute jam, peanut butter, cream cheese, fresh berries, even chocolate chips. While this dish can be assembled and immediately baked, it is even better if you give it time to soak. You can assemble it the night before, then refrigerate until the following day an hour before dinner. Just pop it in the oven when you get home from work. HAM AND CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST LOAF

When selecting your bread, first take a look at the loaf pan you plan to use. You’ll want a loaf that fits comfortably in your pan with a little wiggle room. If you can only find loaves that are too big, just use a serrated knife to trim the loaf to fit before beginning the recipe.

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Ham and Cheese Stuffed French Toast is sliced horizontally into a few thick planks, stuffed, then reassembled in a loaf pan.

Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (10 minutes active) Servings: 8 1 loaf white sandwich bread, not sliced 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 ounces deli sliced ham 8 ounces deli sliced turkey breast 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese If baking right away, heat the oven to 400 F. Coat a deep loaf pan with baking spray. Use a bread knife to cut

the loaf horizontally into thirds, creating bottom, middle and top layers. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, thyme, salt and pepper. Place the bottom layer of the bread in the prepared loaf pan. Drizzle about a third of the egg mixture evenly over the bread, then use a fork to gently press the bread all over to help it absorb the liquid. Arrange half of the ham in an even layer over the bread. Top the ham with half of the turkey, followed by half of the cheese. Place the middle section of the bread over the ingredients, then use your hand to gently compress the bread and fillings. Drizzle another

third of the egg mixture over the middle layer of bread, then press it gently with a fork to help it absorb the liquid. Repeat the layering of ham, turkey and cheese, then top with the final layer of bread. Compress the bread and fillings as before, then carefully pour the remaining egg mixture over the top. Some will run down the sides between the bread and the pan; this is fine. Press the top of the bread with a fork the help it absorb the liquid. Scatter the Parmesan cheese over the top of the loaf. Coat a sheet of foil with cooking spray, then use it to cover the pan. The stuffed

French toast can be baked immediately, or refrigerated overnight. When ready to bake, set the pan on the oven’s middle rack and bake for 1 hour, or until it reaches 155 F at the center. Uncover the pan and bake for another 5 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. To serve, cut the loaf into thick slices as you would a pound cake. Nutrition information per serving: 250 calories; 100 calories from fat (40 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 110 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 19 g protein; 1,040 mg sodium.

A healthy, grape pan sauce with pork chops I never knew how “grapey” a grape could be until I first made sole Veronique — sole served in a cream sauce with peeled (!) green grapes — in cooking school. You’ll see for yourself. Though we’ve skipped the pesky peeling part. Pure pleasure aside, grapes are also a terrific source of resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant found in wine. So, in one quick, economical and widely adaptable recipe you get big flavor, good health and a pan gravy. Maybe that’s pretty fancy after all.

BY SARA MOULTON Associated Press Writer When I was in high school, my mom and I threw all kinds of dinner parties. OK, she threw the parties and I helped with the cooking. Our go-to entree was veal scaloppini. I liked it no matter how we cooked it. At the time it seemed so fancy. Now I realize that it was all about the sauce. In its velvety blandness, veal really is little more than an excuse for sauce, a cake in search of frosting. This recipe substitutes pork chops for veal. A generation ago, this switcheroo wouldn’t have worked; the chops would have been too rich and fatty. But modern-day engineering has turned pork chops into that other white meat. They have very little fat and, consequently, very little flavor. Fat is a conductor of flavor, as well as a provider of moisture. Accordingly, one of today’s standard-issue supermarket pork chops is nearly as suitable as veal as a vehicle for sauce — and it’s cheaper, too. Fine, you say, but isn’t it going to take me a ton of time and effort to make a good sauce? Not necessarily. There are, of course, a world of sauces to choose from, and many of them are indeed big productions. But pan sauces, as I discovered during my restaurant days, are speedy

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to make, and that’s what this recipe calls for. A pan sauce is built from the concentrated bits of juice left in the bottom of a skillet after you’ve seared a protein. Transforming those flavorful little nuggets into a sauce requires nothing more intricate than dissolving them with the aid of a liquid, usually wine and stock, and adding some extra flavor, often in the form of sauteed shallots or onions. This template

works not just for pork, but for all thin cuts of chicken, lamb, veal and beef. Still, you’re going to want to thicken this sauce. If I were working with a home-made chicken stock, this wouldn’t be a problem. But I’m trying to get dinner on the table on a weeknight, so I typically use store-bought chicken broth, which lacks the gelatin that thickens a sauce. What to do? Coat the

chops with flour, preferably Wondra, an instant flour that Granny used to use. It will not only thicken the sauce, but keep the meat from drying out even as it provides a crisper crust than regular all-purpose flour. Good old Wondra will also come in handy when you’re making pan gravy at Thanksgiving because it’s been formulated not to lump up. The big flavor in this sauce comes from the grapes and the mustard.

Start to finish: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Four 1/2-inch-thick boneless pork chops (about 1 pound total), trimmed of any fat Kosher salt and ground black pepper Wondra flour, for dredging the pork chops 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 cup seedless red or green grapes, halved 1/4 cup dry white wine 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. One at a time, dip the pork chops in the flour, coating them well on both sides, but shaking

off the excess. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the chops to the pan and cook until lightly browned on the first side, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining oil to the skillet, turn the chops and cook for 1 minute on the second side. Transfer them to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Add the onion and grapes to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until the onions are golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the wine and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring, until the wine is reduced to 1 tablespoon. Add the stock and sugar and simmer until the broth is reduced by half. Reduce the heat to medium-low, return the pork to the skillet, along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate and simmer very gently, turning the pork several times, for 1 minute. Transfer each pork chop to a serving plate. Add the mustard to the sauce, whisking, then season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce evenly over each portion and serve right away. Nutrition information per serving: 280 calories; 100 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 65 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 26 g protein; 660 mg sodium.


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Marshmallow spread will take you back BY J.M. HIRSCH Associated Press Food Editor As sandwiches go, the Fluffernutter never really did much for me as a kid. I love peanut butter in so many ways, but it always seemed to taint the billowy, sticky sweet wonderfulness of the Fluff. So I was more prone to eating Fluff the way it was intended to be consumed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by the spoonful. Directly from the container. Ideally while standing. If you prefer to sit, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try not to think less of you. As Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve aged, my tastes have matured. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve acknowledged that marshmallow spread can be enjoyed between slices of bread, though I still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care to sully it with peanut butter. And for the most intense experience, I prefer to make my own Fluff-like spread. Still, minus the peanut butter this really does dissolve into a gussied up sugar sandwich. So to lessen the guilt, I doctor it with chocolate-hazelnut spread. Because surely there is some protein in there, right? Even thus doctored, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still nothing wrong with eating it by the spoonful. While standing. DIY NUTELLA-MARSHMALLOW SPREAD

Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 4 cups 1/3 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup or honey 3 egg whites, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Half of a 13-ounce jar of Nutella In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, sugar and corn syrup (or honey). Stir gently to combine. Insert a candy thermometer and heat, without stirring, until

the mixture reaches 240 F. Meanwhile, when the sugar syrup begins to form large bubbles, and the thermometer reads about 225 F to 230 F, place the egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat the whites to soft peaks. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes. By the time the whites are whipped, the sugar syrup should be at 240 F. Remove from the heat and with the mixer running, carefully pour the syrup in a thin, steady stream into the whites. The whites will deflate slightly at first, but as the sugar syrup becomes incorporated, they will thicken, turn white and begin to fluff up.

Continue to whip the mixture for 7 to 8 minutes, or until very thick and glossy. Add the vanilla and whip for another minute. Remove the bowl from the mixer, then fold in the Nutella until mixed, but not blended. Transfer to an airtight container. The spread can be stored at room temperature for 2 weeks. Nutrition information per 1/4 cup serving: 140 calories; 30 calories from fat (21 percent of total calories); 3.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 1 g protein; 25 mg sodium. (Recipe adapted from the King Arthur Flour Co.) This marshmallow spread features the addition of Nutella.

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tive, “The Tomorrow People” presents a tight little narrative. Long considered mentally ill, Stephen discovers a new “reality” that makes him sound like a paranoid schizophrenic every time he explains it. Like Stephen, the audience can’t help but feel conflicted. Are we on the side of mankind? Or the new, potentially destructive group we’ve only just discovered? And will Stephen suddenly shift his allegiance to a father he’s long resented? What’s a Tomorrow Person to do? • Much of the “American Horror Story” (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA) ensemble cast, including Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga and Lily Rabe, returns for “Coven,” set in a New Orleans boarding school.

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Bring back biscuit baking BY FAMILY FEATURES

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aking homemade biscuits is becoming a lost art form due, in part, to today’s busy lifestyle. Bring back the art of biscuit making by learning, teaching and sharing with others the joy of baking these delicious delights. “If you are an aspiring biscuit maker or just need a quicker recipe, easy-to-make drop biscuits are the perfect choice,” said baking expert Linda Carman. “We are on a campaign to ‘Save the Biscuit’ and drop biscuits are the perfect recipe for new and experienced bakers alike. They save time in the kitchen without sacrificing taste.” The beauty of drop biscuits is they have a wonderfully crisp crust with a soft classic biscuit texture on the inside. They get their name because the dough is soft enough to drop from a spoon onto the baking sheet. Drop biscuits are made exactly the same way as the iconic White Lily® Light and Fluffy Biscuit, except there is no kneading, rolling or cutting. Simply cut shortening into self-rising flour, add milk, drop on the pan and bake. Drop biscuits recipes are easy to modify with a couple of additions. Sweet Blueberry Drop Biscuits combine sugar and blueberries with the White Lily® classic biscuit recipe, baking up a sweet biscuit that is delightfully light in texture. Prefer savory instead? Prepare Bacon Cheddar Drop Biscuits by adding cheese and bacon to the biscuit dough. These biscuits have great flavor and the slightly crunchy texture is very satisfying. Other delicious combinations are cinnamon and sugar, or blue cheese and garlic. Bake smaller versions of these biscuits to serve as appetizers at your next party, or as part of an on-the-go breakfast for your family. “Above everything else, spending time in the kitchen experimenting with biscuits gives you a chance to take a break from the hustle-bustle of life,” said Carman. “Take the time to share your new recipes with other family and friends. They, too, can help ‘Save the Biscuit.’” Learn more about how you can join White Lily and help “Save the Biscuit.” Visit www.whitelily.com for more baking tips and recipes.

Drop Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour 1/4 cup Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening or 1/4 stick Crisco Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening 2/3 to 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk, plus additional as needed HEAT oven to 500°F. Spray baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. PLACE flour in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. BLEND in just enough milk with a fork until dough leaves sides of bowl. If needed, add more milk to form soft dough. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet. BAKE 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. TIP: Cooled biscuits can be frozen up to one month in plastic food storage bags. Reheat by placing in oven 5 to 10 minutes or microwave about 1 minute.

Sweet Blueberry Drop Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, chilled 2/3 to 3/4 cups milk or buttermilk, plus additional as needed 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, if frozen, do not thaw HEAT oven to 500°F. Spray baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. COMBINE flour and sugar into bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. Blend in just enough milk with a fork until dough leaves sides of bowl. If needed, add more milk to form soft dough. Gently stir in blueberries. DROP dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet 1 to 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. COOL 2 minutes. Split and serve warm with butter.

Bacon Cheddar Drop Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), optional 1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon 2/3 to 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk, plus additional as needed 2 tablespoons melted butter HEAT oven to 500°F. Spray baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. WHISK together flour and cayenne, if desired. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of small peas. Stir in cheese and bacon. Blend in just enough milk with a fork until dough leaves sides of bowl. If needed, add more milk to form soft dough. DROP dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet 1 to 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter.

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