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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 | SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA

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STEM, soft skills big at summit BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

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Brian Haselden, 18, and Brittani Johnson, 17, ride The Banzai at the Sumter County Fair on Thursday.

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TODAY, Sept. 28 Hand stamp day. Ride all day for $20 with stamp purchased before 6 p.m. at specially marked midway booths with The Item Item’s’s coupon, $25 without coupon. 10 a.m. to midnight — Gates open to the public 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — All exhibits on display Noon — Judging: Pony and Horse Show 1, 3:30, 6:30 p.m. — Magic of Lance Gifford 1:30, 4, 7 p.m. — Hermann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions 2:15, 5, 7:45 p.m. — Staples Safari 2:15, 5:45, 8 p.m. — Swifty Swine Racing Pigs 6 to 9 p.m. — One Man Band, Carl Brunson

About 170 industry representatives, business leaders and educators came together Thursday evening for SanteeLynches Regional Council of Governments’ second education and workforce summit. “We need to know what you’re doing, and educators are here to support you in getting the job done,” said Bobby Anderson, chairman of the Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board. “If you’ve ever said, ‘I wish they would fix that’ or ‘they should do that,’ this is your opportunity. You’re in the driver’s seat.”

David Ray, left, human resources leader for Continental Tire the Americas in Sumter, talks to about 170 people during the Santee-Lynches’ summit Thursday. JADE ANDERSON / THE ITEM

For every position Boeing gets 7,000 applications, said Frank Hatten, specialist in education relations for Boeing South Carolina. “We all have the same challenges,”

The Santee-Lynches COG includes Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Kershaw counties. EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION

It’s not easy to get a job these days, and it’s not going to get easier.

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A mission to ‘Shawzakistan’ Military kids learn what deployment really means BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com

The latest deployment from Shaw Air Force Base set out on its mission this week. But instead of flying LAST DAY to the other side of the SUNDAY, Sept. 29 1:30 to 9 p.m. – Gates open to the public, world, Operation Take $6 general admission Flight traveled by bus from 6 a.m. — Livestock removed the Deployment Processing 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Commercial FIND MORE Center to the other side of exhibits removed 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Poultry FAIR PHOTOS the base and the border and baby animals removed with “Shawzakistan.” ON A3. 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Individual This mission was differentries removed, premium checks ent from others at the base picked up because these were junior 2, 4 p.m. — Magic of Lance Gifford deployers — the grade 2:30, 4:30 p.m. — Hermann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions school-aged children of ser3, 5:15 p.m. — Staples Safari vice members based at 3:30, 6 p.m. — Swifty Swine Racing & Shaw. Their objective was to Swimming Pigs have fun while learning 9 p.m. — Midway closes what their parents go

through when they have to go overseas. “Military deployment involves quite a bit,” said John F. Kennedy, Shaw’s school liaison officer, who briefed the junior deployers on their mission. “This will help them be resilient and better understand the process.” About 200 children ranging in age from 5 to their teen years went through the same deployment process their mom or dad would go through. First, they arrived at the processing center and picked

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Every day is Hand Stamp Day.

RIGHT: Joseph Charleston, an assistant chief with the Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department, holds his 6-year-old son, Quinton, during the youngster’s junior deployment to “Shawzakistan” on Thursday. The children of soldiers and airmen took part in a mock deployment to better understand what happens when their parents are sent overseas.

The Ferris wheel lights up the sky Thursday night.

ABOVE RIGHT: The son of a service member takes a close look at a combat firearm on display.

Motorcycle club will honor fellow rider during funeral BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com About 100 motorcycle engines will rev across Sumter today in honor of a quieted fellow rider. Members of the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club are scheduled to 20 N. Magnolia St. Sumter, SC 29150 (USPS 525-900)

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lead the funeral procession of Adrean Sanders Spann, a road captain for the club who was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday. The procession is being organized by the Thunderguards’ vice president and Spann’s uncle, Jake Sanders Jr. In addition to the road captain’s job of

directing club members on rides, Spann also used his career experience in construction to act as contractor to the Thunderguards’ clubhouse. “He pretty much ran the clubhouse,” Sanders said. “He’s the one that kept it up.” The 36-year-old Sumter native was

DEATHS Betty K. Lowe Willie Mae B. Vaughn Louise B. Witherspoon Ida L. Lesesne Alice S. Prescott

reportedly riding his bike on Florence Highway after a Thunderguards event about 2:20 a.m. Monday, when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle making the turn where the road branches off onto South Main Street SEE FUNERAL, PAGE A10

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 Contact the newsroom at 803-774-1226 or e-mail news@theitem.com

Sumter man charged with sex crime with 4-year-old BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com A Sumter man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy. Danilo B. Ruiz, 23, of 1230 S. Pike Road E., Lot #87, has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11. The child was reportedly taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for

a medical exam on Wednesday after he complained of being sexually assaulted in the rectum the day before. Investigators with the Sumter County Sheriff’s RUIZ Office responded to speak with the boy’s parents. An initial examination did not show physical signs of abuse, and the investigation was initially hampered by difficulty

communicating with the victim’s family, who reportedly don’t speak English as a first language. Ruiz was arrested about 8 p.m. Wednesday and charged with simple assault and battery, but that charge was upgraded to criminal sexual conduct on Thursday when investigators were able to conduct a “forensic interview” with the victim. “It’s not a physical exam. It’s a very detailed interview with the child,” said

Sumter Police arrested three suspects and search for another in connection with a residential burglary that occurred Friday morning in the 800 block of Radical Road.

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upplements, found as pills, powders, drinks and bars, have become a popular marketing tool in health and weight-loss programs. To think that all you have to do is take a few pills and drink a few shakes a day to meet your nutrient needs sounds very appealing to those with a busy lifestyle. But supplements should be added to the diet to help complete dietary needs, not used to replace consuming whole foods. Americans spend more than $30 billion annually on supplements. These products are expensive, and for those who have a well-balanced diet, they may not need to take vitamins on a daily basis. While supplements can be beneficial in certain circumstances, often we rely too heavily on them and even misuse them, causing more harm than good. CORRIGAN However, special populations need these added supplements to provide the nutrients their diet does not provide: vegetarians/vegans; pregnant women; individuals on a calorie-restricted diet; adults over the age of 50, especially menopausal and post-menopausal women; and those who regularly consume fast food and processed foods. When consuming these supplements, consider the fact that the body has limited storage for nutrients, and most of the time, the nutrients are excreted. This is not very cost-effective. Additionally, one nutrient taken in excess may cause nutrient imbalances, and those taken in high doses on a regular basis TIPS FOR IMPROVED can cause serious NUTRIENT INTAKE health problems. Severe side effects such • Choose whole food over as kidney stones, supplements. liver or nerve dam• Eat a variety of foods. age, birth defects • Take supplements only if and even death can needed. occur from consum• Take supplements sparingly. ing 10 to 100 times the daily recommended intake. Meet your nutrient needs by consuming a well-balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Within these are the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. So check the quality of your food and know the nutrients found within them before spending your money on supplements that may not be all that beneficial to you. Getting a balanced diet through whole foods is more favorable to the body than a diet that relies on supplements for nutrition, as supplements or even a combination of them cannot duplicate the benefits received from consuming a variety of whole foods. Missy Corrigan is director of healthy living for the Sumter Family YMCA. She can be reached at mcorrigan@ymcasumter.org or (803) 773-1404.

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Lt. Robert Burnish with the sheriff’s investigations division. “After the interview, it was decided the assault charge would be dismissed, and he would be arrested (for sexual assault).” Ruiz and the victim both reportedly live in the same mobile home park, but there is no family relation between the two. The accused is being held pending bond at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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Lemira locked down during search for burglary suspects because of his age. A fourth suspect eluded officers. Anquan Devante Cummings, 18, of 713 Ravenel St., is wanted on second-degree CUMMINGS burglary charges. At 10:30 a.m., police received a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 800 block of Radical Road, with a gold Ford Taurus parked McFADDEN out front. Officers en route to the call spotted a gold Taurus turning from Plowden Mill Road onto Boulevard Road and initiated a traffic TOMLIN stop. McFadden and Tomlin reportedly stayed in the car, but Cummings and his alleged teenage accomplice ran from the vehicle down Boulevard Road toward Lemira Elementary, with the 15-year-old jumping the fence onto school grounds. Law enforcement notified

BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Students at Lemira Elementary School were briefly locked in their classrooms Friday while police chased two burglary suspects on foot nearby. One suspect even jumped the fence onto school grounds before he was taken into custody. The suspects fled from a traffic stop on Boulevard Road near the school after Sumter police officers investigating a burglary spotted a car matching the description of one at the scene. One of the burglary suspects remains at large and is wanted by police. Altracey Wendell McFadden, 31, of 760 Radical Road, and Joe Nathan Tomlin, 24, of 255 Gamble St., were arrested during the stop and charged with being accessories to burglary after the fact and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A 15-yearold boy was also arrested after jumping the Lemira fence and was charged with second-degree burglary and disturbing schools. His name is not being released

Sumter School District, and Lemira immediately went into lockdown. All exterior doors were secured to prevent entry to any school buildings, and all students were locked inside their classrooms with their teachers until the area could be cleared. The juvenile suspect was soon located on the Lemira campus and taken into custody. Officers searched an area of Missouri Street between Cheyne and Fulton streets, looking for Cummings in a wooded area between the school and Turkey Creek, without success. McFadden and Tomlin are being held at Sumter Lee-Regional Detention Center pending a bond hearing. The teenage suspect is being held at a juvenile detention facility in Columbia. Anyone with information on Cummings’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 4362717 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Man dies from self-inflicted burns

Rep. Dillard to speak at Morris convocation

A Sumter man who reports say set himself on fire Monday afternoon has died. Robert S. Dewitt, 58, of Melvin Avenue in Sumter, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., where he was airlifted shortly after dousing himself in gasoline and setting himself on fire after a domestic dispute. According to Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock, more than 90 percent of Dewitt’s body suffered severe burns.

Morris College will hold its Honors Day Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Neal-Jones Auditorium on the college campus. State Rep. Chandra Dillard, D-Greenville, will be the guest speaker. The program will recognize students who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher during the spring semester.

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Friday following a tractor-trailer wreck that shut down U.S. 25 near Greenwood. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the incident occurred about 2 a.m. Troopers said the tractor-trailer hit a disabled vehicle in the median, flipped on its side and slid into the southbound lanes. Authorities said some of the hogs were killed, while some escaped into nearby woods. Others just chomped on grass at the roadside. Officials said one person was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Both southbound lanes were closed at one point before a single lane of travel was cleared.

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Turbeville seeks help with 100th anniversary celebration BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com TURBEVILLE — Turbeville officials are asking for all the help they can get in making the town’s 100th anniversary celebration a hit. “We are in need of several items,� said Mayor Dwayne Howell in the town’s monthly newsletter. “Please help us make our anniversary celebration a success by getting involved. We need everyone

to participate in this activity.� The celebration, which will kick off in December with a ribbon cutting, parade, lighting of the town’s Christmas tree and a Christmas Tour of Homes, will be celebrated each month following Christmas with different events right on through the town’s anniversary in August 2014. Howell said the town particularly needs photographs of: • The town, community

and families prior to 1914; • Buildings and businesses in the town that are no longer open; • Activities that have taken place in the community in the past century; • Hurricane Hugo’s aftermath; • Snow storm of 1973’s aftermath; • Veterans and current military service persons from 1914 to the present; • Significant events associ-

ated with East Clarendon schools; • Old homes and farms or farming; and • Churches and Freewill Baptist Home for Children. Howell said newspaper clippings detailing the town’s history are also welcome. He asks that donors label all provided photographs with names, dates and with as “much information about them as you can.â€? “Also let us know if you

need them back or if it is a copy we can keep,� he said. Howell said the 100 Year Celebration Committee is also looking for storytellers to videotape telling their favorite stories or events that happened during the town’s first 100 years. The committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Turbeville Town Hall. For more information, call Faye Atkinson at (843) 6592781.

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Sadie Beth Ferguson, 6, shoots down the Super Slide at the Sumter County Fair on Thursday.

RIGHT: Heather Welch, 16, squares up, jumps and tosses the ball up at the Hoop Shots game. BELOW: Cooper Newman, right, and Karly Stickland, both 5, ride the gators. Kristie Jackson entices passers-by to play the Hammer Time game.

Taylor Barrs, 9, smiles as artist J.M. Michael Hodge paints on her pirate goatee.

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The Sumter Mall will present Clarence Singleton for a book signing / lecture 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the mall’s main entrance. Singleton, a Sumter native, is a retired New York City firefighter and a U.S. Marine Vietnam War veteran. Singleton’s first book “The Heart of a Hero, My Journey from Vietnam to the World Trade Center Bombing to 9/11” was recently published. The Military Order of the Purple Heart, General George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817, will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 3034, 1925 Gion St. All Purple Heart recipients and those interested in associate membership are invited. Call (803) 506-3120. Lincoln High School Class of 1969 will hold a 45-year class reunion planning meeting at 5 p.m. today at Shoney’s. Call Cynthia at (803) 773-9790 or Rosa at (803) 7735706. The Salvation Army will accept applications for the 2013 Christmas assistance program 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30-Friday, Oct. 4, at 16 Kendrick St. Extended hours offered Wednesday until 6 p.m. You must bring with you: proof of all income; all monthly bills; picture identification; long form birth certificate for each child; clothing sizes for all children in home 12 years and younger; and name and birth date for every person in the household over the age of 12. Caris Healthcare will hold its semiannual memorial service at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Elmore-Hill McCreight Funeral Home. This service is in honor of all Caris hospice patients who have died in the past 12 months. This event is open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year, even if the loved one was not a Caris patient. To attend, call (803) 774-8400. You can make a powerful, positive difference in a child’s future as a Sumter / Lee County Guardian an Litem volunteer. An information session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at 410 W. Liberty St., Suite 202. Call Keisha White at (803) 7739771 or visit www. scgal.org. The Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St., Manning. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

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A weekend of new shows, finales, traditions BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH While an onslaught of series premieres puts an accent on the new, this weekend also highlights some of television’s sturdiest institutions. Tonight marks the 39th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live��� (11:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14). Sunday brings the 25th season opener for “The Simpsons,” while “60 Minutes” enters its 46th season. More than any other long-running series, “SNL” has been defined by change and the evershifting nature of its cast and writing staff. With six new cast members debuting, tonight’s premiere marks a dramatic turn from the familiar. To usher in the latest era, “SNL” has turned to an old hand. Tina Fey hosts, with musical guest Arcade Fire. • If you think cable has run out of ways to tackle the treasure hunt and set it in the rural South, you’re wrong. The onehour special “Dixie Divers” (10 p.m. Saturday, Discovery, TV-PG) follows fiercely competitive divers who scour the bed of Kentucky Lake to muscle money from mussels. • Sunday marks the arrival of three new series as well as the third season premiere of “Homeland” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA), the most critically acclaimed drama of the past two years, and the departure of the good, if over-praised “Breaking Bad” (9 p.m., AMC, TV-14). Given premium cable’s reputation for sexual frankness and cable’s love affair with midcentury period dramas (“Mad Men”), a show like “Masters of Sex” (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime, TVMA) seems all but inevitable. A gorgeous produc-

tion that evokes the promise and repression of 1950s America, “Masters” stars Michael Sheen (“The Queen”) as Dr. William Masters, a renowned “baby doctor” who turned his attention to studying human sexuality. Lizzy Caplan (“Mean Girls,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Party Down”) stars as Virginia Johnson, the twice-married former nightclub singer without any medical expertise who became his assistant (and eventual lover and wife) and proved instrumental in the studies that began a cultural conversation about human sexuality. Masters’ new “hobby” shocks his boss (Beau Bridges), who fears it will ruin his reputation and end his career. Masters assures him it will be the making of both. The show puts much emphasis on male cluelessness about women’s desires and some sad humor emerges from those cultural chasms, particularly from a sassy prostitute in Masters’ employ. But in many ways, “Masters” does just too good a job of depicting Masters as a creepy, cold clinician and a scientific voyeur. To say he lacks a “bedside manner” is an understatement. This turns “Masters” into Virginia Johnson’s show. And Caplan is more than capable of picking up the slack. • ABC adds “Betrayal” (10 p.m. Sunday, TV-14) to its mix of prime-time soaps. Sara (Hannah Ware) has a chance encounter with handsome attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) at an art opening that features her photography. Instant attraction ensues, followed by not-sochance re-encounters and scenes of Sara’s husband, Drew (Chris John-

son), a workaholic lawyer, and Jack’s older wife, Elaine (Wendy Moniz). She’s a bit of a drag and the daughter of Jack’s boss, the vaguely dangerous fixer and tycoon Thatcher Karsten (James Cromwell). The whole point of this handsome but overly deliberate pilot is to explain how Sara’s obnoxious husband will be facing her mysterious lover in a trial with deadly consequences. “Betrayal” is nicely shot and makes the most of Chicago’s urban landscape. But the pilot is plagued by heavy-handed explication, stilted dialogue and a glacial pace. • Is “Hello Ladies” (10:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO, TV-MA) the most extreme comedic exploration of human loneliness ever broadcast? Stuart (Stephen Merchant, “The Office”) is a British transplant web designer who makes all the wrong moves when it comes to dating and infiltrating the Los Angeles club scene. His friends include a divorcee given to frequent tears and a wheelchair-bound pickup artist with no boundaries. In many ways, “Ladies” unfolds like the anti”Entourage” or “No Sex and the City.” Fans of cringe-worthy comedy may find this too sad to endure.

Saturday’s Highlights • Cheyenne is be-

sieged on “Hell on Wheels” (9 p.m., AMC, TV-14). • “The Cheating Pact” (8 p.m., Lifetime, TV-14) follows a group of high school girls who try to rig their college entrance exams. • Fear consumes Neville’s family on “The White Queen” (9 p.m., Starz, TV-MA).

man on “Homeland” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA). • Cloning on “American Dad” (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • From missing person to murder on “The Mentalist” (10 p.m., CBS, TV14). • Suburbia can be boring on “Eastbound & Down” (10 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).

Sunday’s Season Premieres

Sunday’s Highlights

• Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): John Kerry and Bill O’Reilly. • “The Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS, TVPG) begins anew. • Lisa suspects that Homer has become a turncoat on a “Homeland”-themed episode of “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG). • Hostile mermaids run interference on “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). • Camping on “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • Buried treasure on “Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • With her foot halfway out the door, Alicia helps the firm with a death row appeal on “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS, TV14). • Emily’s appetite for payback is never sated on “Revenge” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14). • Brody (Damian Lewis) becomes the world’s most wanted

• A ninth incarnation (Christopher Eccleston) emerges on “Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited” (8 p.m., BBC America, TV-PG). • The Atlanta Falcons host the New England Patriots on “Sunday Night Football” (8:20 p.m., NBC). • A stepmother (Tia Mowry-Hardrict) adjusts to her new status in the comedy “Instant Mom” (8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon, TV-PG). • An informant may be in danger on “Foyle’s War” on “Masterpiece Mystery!” (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). • Eddie gets an assignment on “Boardwalk Empire” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).

Cult Choice Robert Altman directs a talented ensemble in a sprawling adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short stories in the 1993 drama “Short Cuts” (8 p.m. Saturday, Sundance).


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EAR ABBY — I’m them that you respect a 14-year-old girl their curfews? Do you do who’s having a the chores that are expectdisagreement with my ed of you without having parents about dating. to be reminded? Is the There’s this guy, “Connor,” same true about your who likes me, and I’m homework? very comfortable with If the answer to these him. His older sister and I questions is yes, then do are good friends. they KNOW Connor? Do The trouble is, they know his parmy parents have ents? If they do, strict rules against they might feel dating and I think more comfortable it’s unfair. I think about your seeing I’m mature him, IF it’s in a enough to date, group rather than and I know right one-on-one. Abigail from wrong. My VAN BUREN friends say I’m DEAR ABBY — very mature for What do new famy age, and they thers hand out approve of Connor betoday instead of cigars? cause he’s friendly and NONSMOKER has an outgoing personalIN SAVANNAH ity. I have tried talking to my parents about this, but DEAR NONSMOKER I always end up in tears. — Because so much more Can you tell me how I is now understood about can convince them to give the dangers of tobacco, this guy a chance? many new fathers today GROWN UP AT 14, hand out small gift bags of PRINCE GEORGE candy instead — blue for a baby boy or pink for a DEAR GROWN UP — daughter. Dear Abby is written by A sure way to show your Abigail Van Buren, also parents you’re mature known as Jeanne Phillips, enough to date would be and was founded by her to show them you’re a responsible person. Do they mother, Pauline Phillips. know when they ask you a Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box question that they’ll get an honest answer with no 69440, Los Angeles, CA evasion? Have you shown 90069. dear abby

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN EFFECTS The Associated Press • America could still go to war. But soldiers’ pay might be delayed if closings lasted more than a week or so. • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be severely limited in spotting or investigating disease outbreaks, from flu to that mysterious MERS virus from the Middle East. • The government wouldn’t process auto recall information or conduct new car safety testing. • Tax audits would be suspended. But people who got a six-month filing extension are still up against an Oct. 15 deadline. • There would be no paychecks for an estimated 800,000 furloughed workers. • A prolonged furlough of more than onethird of civilian federal workers could mean delays in processing applications for new Social Security disability claims. • A shutdown would quickly close all national parks, from Acadia to Yosemite, and national monuments and wildlife refuges. The Interior Department says campers would get 48 hours to pack up and leave. • Prison guards, FBI agents and the Border Patrol will be at their posts. • Air traffic controllers and airport security screeners will keep planes moving. • The military’s 1.4 million active-duty personnel will stay on duty. • U.S. embassies will stand ready to help

American travelers. And new passports and visas shouldn’t be delayed — a change from the 1990s, when the government last shut down. • College students can relax: Student loans and Pell Grants aren’t affected. • Social Security payments and veterans’ benefits will go out. Food-stamp dollars should continue to flow. • Doctors will see Medicare and Medicaid patients; veterans’ hospitals stay open. • The National Weather Service will make forecasts and issue storm warnings. • NASA will man Mission Control in Houston to support the International Space Station and the two Americans among six people living aboard. But aside from that, only about 3 percent of NASA’s 18,000 workers will be on the job. • The White House will stay open. It’s exempted from the federal law that requires many government employees to stop working if congressionally approved funding for their jobs expires. Obama could still take his scheduled trip to Asia the week of Oct. 6, if he chose to. • The post office will keep delivering; its budget isn’t affected because it comes from selling stamps and delivering packages. • Workers in programs funded by user fees — such as immigration service employees who process green card applications and people who oversee truck and bus safety — also will stay on the job.

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, President Obama says, he’s not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the “Make my day� president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation’s debts. It’s a proposition not without risk and one with a history of last-minute accommodations on both sides. Brinkmanship between Obama and congressional Republicans has often stopped at the precipice’s edge. In this round, however, the president and his aides maintain that when it comes to raising the government’s borrowing authority and meeting its debt obligations, there’s no bargaining. To conservatives wishing to undo the 3-year-old health care law in exchange for an increase in the nation’s credit, Obama on Friday said bluntly: “That’s not going to happen.� “I don’t know how I can be more clear about this: Nobody gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States just to extract political concessions,� Obama said in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. Still, House Speaker John Boehner said a debt hike must be linked to budget cuts and other programmatic changes. “The president says, ‘I’m not going to negotiate,’� Boehner said. “Well, I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t work that way.�

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DEPLOY from Page A1 up their equipment — in the children’s case, a bag containing a DVD and other goodies — although they also got a look at the helmets, jackets and other items a soldier or airman would take overseas. Next, the youngsters had to sign some paperwork for the processing center staff before they got a custom-made dog tag and their travel documents, a “golden ticket” to the destination of Shawzakistan. In the briefing room, Kennedy tasked the kids with their mission: have fun. “It doesn’t look like it to them, but they’re learning,” he said. “They get to touch some of the equipment they normally wouldn’t get to. It’s exciting for them.” Once the junior deployers

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Shaw Air Force Base personnel lead some junior deployers through their paperwork at the Deployment Processing Center on Thursday. These girls were soon given a golden ticket for Operation Take Flight’s trip to Shawzakistan.

made it to their destination, they got a chance to touch military rifles and see a demonstration of a bomb-disposal robot, as well as a look at a fire engine and an ambulance.

Joseph Charleston, assistant chief of operations for the Shaw Fire Department, got a chance to share the deployment with his 6-year-old son, Quinton. “It’s a great chance for him

to see what his dad has to do to serve his country,” Charleston said. “Now he’s got the same experience.” In his 15 years in the Air Force, Charleston has been deployed “four or five times.”

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“The first time is a hard time for a lot of families,” he said. “That’s why it’s good for him to see what his dad goes through.” While some of the children seemed excited or overwhelmed by their mini-deployment, 6-year-old Alex Sizelove kept the experience in perspective. While Sizelove said he enjoyed seeing the fire trucks and a demonstration of a military canine, when asked for his favorite thing he did on the mission to Shawzakistan, he said, “Eat snacks.” Even though they only get a “snippet” of what an actual deployment involves, Kennedy said events such as this sometimes get kids thinking about following in their parents’ footsteps and joining the service themselves. “It was something like this that made me want to join the military,” Kennedy said. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 774-1272.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

BETTY K. LOWE Betty Kay Kirkland Lowe, age 72, beloved wife of 55 years to William H. Lowe Jr., died on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lowe was a daughter of the late LOWE Esker M. and Myrtle Weems Kirkland. Mrs. Lowe had a strong faith and was a member of Bethesda Church of God. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, David Lowe of Sumter and Donald “Donnie” Lowe and his wife, Laura, of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Donna Benenhaley of Sumter and Pamela Stone and her husband, Ronald, of Alabama; three brothers, John Kirkland and his wife, Nora, of Florida, Clarence Kirkland and his wife, Rachael, and Gary Kirkland, all of Georgia; four sisters, Margaret Simpson, Elizabeth Pelham and her husband, Danny, Linda Goble and her husband, Bill, and Glenda Harrell, all of Georgia; eight grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lowe was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. George Smith and Al Sims officiating. Pallbearers will be Daniel Ray, Christopher Benenhaley, Jacob Lowe, Matthew Benenhaley, Cody Lowe and Brad Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Lowe’s three sisters, Elizabeth Pelham, Margaret Simpson and Glenda Harrell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, SC 29204; American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260-6604; or the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105-2479. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

WILLIE MAE B. VAUGHN Willie Mae Benbow Vaughn, 91, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1921, in

Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Rachel Delarge Benbow. Willie Mae was affectionately known to her family and friends as “Flossie.” She was educated through the Sumter County public school system. She accepted Christ at an early age at St. Luke AME Church, Sumter. Later, she became a lifetime active member of Joshua Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior missionary VAUGHN and senior choir. Willie Mae was married to the late Henry Vaughn Jr. This union was blessed with nine wonderful children, Mary Loney of Rembert, Biritie Nathaniel of Sumter, Willie (Doris) Vaughn of Marietta, Ga., Janie English and Walter (Deloris) Vaughn, both of Dalzell, and four sons who preceded her in death, Jerry, Henry, James and Elais. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one sister, Viola Benjamin of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters-in-law, Catherine Benbow and Thelma Vaughn of Dalzell; two sisters-in-law, Geneva Vaughn of Sumter and Ruth Benbow of Philadelphia; one brother-in-law, Richard Vaughn of Jersey City, N.J.; 28 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and an extended family in the neighborhood, including two special friends, Martha Butler and Ella Temoney. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene Dennis, pastor, eulogist, the Rev. William Jefferson presiding, assisted by the Rev. Richard Addison and the Rev. R.L. Williams. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home, 4805 Cannery Road, Dalzell. The remains will be placed in the church at noon. The funeral procession will leave at 12:30 p.m. from the home. Floral bearers will be the Senior Missionary. Pallbearers will be her extended grandsons. Burial will be in the Joshua Baptist Churchyard cemetery, Dalzell. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

LOUISE B. WITHERSPOON Louise Brunson Witherspoon, widow of Windson Witherspoon Jr., was born Aug. 23, 1927, in St. Charles, to

the late James and Elizabeth Rogers Brunson. She departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at her residence. She attended the public schools in Lee County. She confessed and gave her life to the Lord at an early age and was a life member of Unionville AME Church, where she was a member of the Unionville Senior Choir, Stewardess Board No. 1 and Missionary Society. Louise had various employments throughout her lifetime. She was employed by School District 17 in custodial services 1964-1973, presser at a local cleaner 1973-1979, and at Tuomey Regional Medical Center 1979-1992 in dietary services as a cook. Surviving family members left to cherish her memories are her children, Raymond (Loretta) Rogers and Dorothy Ann (George) Lawson, both of Sumter; two grandchildren, Michael David Williams and Sean George Lawson of Sumter; three sisters, Elizabeth Livingston and Essie Mae Copeland, both of Jersey City, N.J., and Corine Livingston of Bronx, N.Y.; one brother, Thomas Jess Brunson of Bishopville; two brothers-in-law, James (Lillie Bell) Witherspoon and Erthlay Witherspoon of Sumter; one aunt, Mamie Lee Rogers of Bishopville; one uncle, Charlie Lee (Maggie) Brunson of Sumter; a special sonin-law, Jimmie Alonso Williams of Sumter; two adopted daughters, Juanita Beckham and Brenda Wisdom Riley, both of Sumter; one adopted son, Richard (Josephine) Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Unionville AME Church, St. Charles, with Pastor Alvin Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Unionville Church Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 196 Holt, Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc. rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.

IDA L. LESESNE Ida Logan Lesesne entered eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Providence Hospital, Columbia. She was born March 17, 1933, in Sumter, to the late Benjamin and Rebecca Logan Blair. She received her education in the public

schools of Sumter County. She was married to the late James Lesesne Sr., and was blessed with three children. A member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully on the missionary and usher’s ministries, as Sunday school superintendent, and in other auxiliaries in the Sumter Baptist Association. A daughter, Mary Carolyn Dingle, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, James Lesesne (Arlita) of Belair, Md., and David Lesesne (Nardra) of Conyers, Ga.; two sisters, Margaret Simmons of Manhattan, N.Y., and Annette Farmer Holmes of Sumter; one brother, Marion Stukes (Karen) of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held from 2:30 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Salem Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Lei F. Washington, the Revs. G.K. Carter, Stanley Hayes, W.T. Johnson, James Kennedy and Prophetess Wendy Wade. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery. The family is receiving visitors at the home, 15 Third Ave., Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements. ALICE S. PRESCOTT Alice Sadie Prescott, affectionately known as “Sadie,” was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Lee County. She was a daughter of the late Ben “Pappa” and Florence Myers Scott. She departed this life on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. She lived in Linden, N.J., for more than 40 years, until relocating to Dallas, Texas, where she remained until her passing. To cherish fond memories are her children, Peggy Prescott Robinson (Gordon) of Piscataway, N.J., and Daniel Jr. (Doris) of Dallas; son-in-law, Bernard Morgan of Linden; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bessie Scott King (James), Creola Scott Bowens of Sumter and Marian Yvonne W. Moore of New York; one brother, Edward Scott (Minnie) of Bishopville; and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Prescott was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Daniel Prescott Sr.; her eldest

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daughter, Dorothy Patricia Morgan; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Barnettsville Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Bishopville, is in charge of arrangements.

VIRGINIA WILLIAMS Virginia Williams was born May 25, 1941, in Lee County, to the late Geneva Newman and Sam Scott. She departed this life on Sept. 25, 2013. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County. Virginia was a true Christian. She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and affiliated herself as a member of St. Paul UMC at an early age. Virginia was employed by Zimac Inc. for more than 30 years. She worked there until she became ill. She leaves to cherish her memories: four daughters, Minerva Wells, Lorrayne Williams, Genovia Williams and Teia Hannibal, all of Bishopville; three sons, Sebastian (Jina) Williams of Durham, N.C., Napoleon (Lori) Williams of Bishopville and Damien (Hope) Hannibal of Charlotte, N.C.; six sisters, Johnnie (James) Harriott, Kathleen (Charles) King, Patricia (Malcolm) Wilson of Elliott, Barbara Blackshear of Hartsville, Patricia Witherspoon of Lynchburg and Sylvia Scott of Bishopville; three brothers, Richard Newman and Claude Scott of Elliott and Eugene Scott of Lynchburg; a special sister, Eva Mason of Florence; two special friends, Rosa Richardson and Mary Wilson; 13 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. No public viewing. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. Paul UMC Church, 16 Clarence McFadden Road, Elliott, with Pastor Blondell Miller officiating, assisted by Rev. James, associate pastor. Interment will follow in the St. Paul UM Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 260 Rouse Road, Bishopville. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc. rr.com or visit us on the

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DANIEL P. MYERS BISHOPVILLE — Funeral services for Daniel Patrick Myers, who passed away on Sept. 23, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mt.Olive AME Church in the Woodrow community. Internment will follow in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. The family is receiving friends at 68 Pear St., Dalzell, and 2751 Rembert Branch Church Road, Dalzell. Online condolence may be sent to www. newlifefuneralservice. com. New Life Funeral Services LLC of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements. MARGARET Z. WELCH TURBEVILLE — Margaret Azalee Welch, age 98, died Sept. 27, 2013, in a Florence hospital, after an illness. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Horse Branch FWB Church cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late John Clinton Lee and Ruby Gastor Lee. She was a member of Horse Branch FWB Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, DuRant Welch; three sons, Ronald Welch, Ray Welch and Ralph Welch; two brothers, Woodrow Lee and Clinton Lee; and two sisters, Annie Welch and Ella McRea. Surviving are four daughters, Frances (Richard) Morris of Sumter, Buena (Johnny) Lee of Manning, Jackie (Jerry) Lee of Effingham and Ruby Floyd of Coward; two sons, Randall (Shirley) Welch of Sumter and Roger Welch of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Peggy Miles of Florence; a brother, Aaron Lee of Coward; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www. floydfuneral.com. ROBERT S. DEWITT Sr. Robert Stevenson Dewitt Sr., 58, husband of Barbara Ann Atkinson Dewitt, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Services will be announced by ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter.

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SUMMIT from Page A1 said David Ray, human resources leader for Continental Tire the Americas in Sumter. “We need knowledgeable workers. Traditional mechanics are phasing out because of technology. Where they used to walk up to a machine with their toolbox, they are now plugging up a computer to run diagnostics. My generation didn’t have to have a high school diploma to work in a factory. Now, that’s the bare minimum.” Both men said their companies want to hire from South Carolina, and Ray said 90 percent of the people his company has hired thus far are from Sumter County. “These technical careers are perfect for ‘kids in the middle,’” said Bruce Mills, workforce development research analyst for Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments. “Obviously, you have ‘kids at the top’ that are going to a four-year university. Then, you got a big middle group. ... We need to get them skilled up earlier by making them aware of these opportunities. Young adults right out of high school will be very low on their radar.” Many companies such as Hatten’s and Ray’s offer educational, training and internship opportunities through partnerships with local schools. Some, such as Boeing, will even pay for college under certain circumstances. NEEDED SKILLS

These conversations should start in middle school, Hatten said. Manufacturers need employees with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and IT (information technology) skills. But it’s not just about knowing how to work a computer. Employees need “soft skills,” too, such as being able to work in group settings, and must maintain clean

records including online. “They have to be able to look you in the eye and have a conversation with you in proper English,” Hatten said. “Also, we’re a huge, international company. Students have to be able to work in a very diverse environment.” Other sticklers — punctuality, habitually out sick, always complaining and making excuses. “There are 100 people waiting for your job,” Hatten said. “We as a nation have to face that we have a generation that was allowed to slack. We can fix this guys. We have an opportunity to change the face of South Carolina and the Southeast.” Ray agreed. “We lose 20 percent of applicants on background checks,” he said. A criminal record does not automatically exclude a person, though, Ray said. His company typically looks at what the crime was and how long ago it took place.

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Joseph Tobiere with Vigier Computer Services wrapped up the evening talking about the success of his three children. “Every team has a result,” he said. “My children’s teams included teachers, friends and most importantly, their parents. We knew what was going on in school. We helped them with homework. We went to the schools. “This coming together is another team. It’s an opportunity to put ideas together and look for results. We all take credit when good things happen, but we all need to take credit when bad things happen, too. It’s time to take responsibility and make things happen.” Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

ing all members of the Sumter chapter and other Thunderguard chapters expected in town for the procession. “They’re coming in from all over the country, East Coast and West Coast,” Bridget Spann said. The group will travel down Florence Highway onto the U.S. 378 bypass, exiting onto Camden Highway to Grant Hill Baptist Church on Black River Road, where Spann’s funeral will be held at noon. His fellow club members will act as pallbearers. Spann’s passion for motorcycles will literally carry him to his grave. The hearse carrying his coffin will be pulled by his fellow Thunderguards. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 7741272.

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Winds: NE 8-16 mph

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Winds: NNE 6-12 mph

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Chance of rain: 0%

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Temperature High ............................................... 79° Low ................................................ 57° Normal high ................................... 80° Normal low ..................................... 58° Record high ....................... 95° in 1961 Record low ......................... 46° in 1981

Greenville 75/55

Bishopville 79/56

24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00" Month to date .............................. 2.21" Normal month to date ................. 3.46" Year to date ................................ 40.74" Normal year to date .................. 36.85"

Lake Murray Marion Moultrie Wateree

Full 7 a.m. 24-hr pool yest. chg 360 356.98 +0.07 76.8 75.23 +0.05 75.5 74.06 -1.01 100 96.79 -0.16

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

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Today Hi/Lo/W 79/54/s 72/50/s 78/54/s 80/54/s 81/62/s 77/67/pc 79/61/s 76/55/s 78/57/s 79/57/s

7 a.m. yest. 3.32 4.46 3.09 5.58 77.19 4.94

24-hr chg +0.16 +0.17 +0.56 +1.04 -0.42 -0.87

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FUNERAL from Page A1 in Mayesville. Spann was transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead an hour later. No helmet was found at the scene of the crash. The Mayesville SPANN Police Department is investigating the incident. Spann ran his own business, Sanders Maintenance and Waterproofing, and has a nearly 2-year-old son, Adrian Immanuel Sanders, who lives in Goldsboro, N.C. “He was just an awesome guy,” said Bridget Spann, Adrean’s sister. “He had a smile that could brighten a room.” The bikes are scheduled to ride from the family home on Florence Highway at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, includ-

Independent Studies show that homes lose 20% to 40% of their heating and cooling through leaky air ducts.

Columbia 79/57 Today: Pleasant with abundant sunshine. Sunday: Mostly sunny and nice.

Myrtle Beach 78/60

Manning 79/57 Aiken 79/54

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Charleston 79/61 The following tide table lists times for Myrtle Beach.

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Today: Partly sunny; watch for rough surf and rip currents. High 77 to 81. Sunday: Sunny to partly cloudy; pleasant. High 78 to 82.

City Darlington Elizabeth City Elizabethtown Fayetteville Florence Gainesville Gastonia Goldsboro Goose Creek Greensboro

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Today Hi/Lo/W 78/57/s 79/63/s 74/54/s 76/53/s 77/55/s 80/62/s 77/54/s 79/63/s 78/59/pc 73/55/s

Sun. Hi/Lo/W 80/56/s 81/61/s 77/56/s 77/56/s 78/52/s 82/60/s 77/58/s 79/62/s 79/59/pc 74/56/s

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): fulfilled your promises and the last word in astrology Keep your plans hidden responsibilities before you for the time being. You take off to enjoy friends or eugenia LAST want to be prepared other forms of before you present your entertainment. Don’t let intentions. The less someone from your past people know, the easier it will be to avoid play with your emotions. interference. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow a dream. Put TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Spend time with the your heart on the line and discuss your plans people you enjoy the most. A little family fun with someone you love, and you can make or romance will make your personal life better decisions that will improve your life and your and your relationships stronger. relationship. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Size up your situation, SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Move along decide what to do and make the required with confidence. Check out new places or fix changes to go in the right direction. A up your home to make it more entertaining discussion you had with a peer will resonate and comfortable, but don’t make financial due to an occurrence in your personal life. promises you can’t keep. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put your talent to CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick to your work for you. Do something unusual or that plans and refuse to let emotional pleas stand sparks your interest and you will satisfy a between you and making the right decision. dream you never thought you could achieve. Nurture an important relationship, but don’t try to buy love. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Review your personal situation and decide what you can do to make AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t allow a things better. A change is in order, but it has to difficult situation to compromise what you be for the right reasons and at the best time for know you should be doing. Make everyone involved. arrangements that will enable you to follow through with plans that will bring about VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your money in a positive self-improvements. safe place and refuse to be tempted by promises that are too good to be true. Focus PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Enjoy family, friends on what you can do for those in need without and unusual interests. Let your creative mind it costing you financially. wander as you share your ideas with those you believe can contribute to your success. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make sure you’ve

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Wilson Hall rolls Porter-Gaud 49-0 FROM STAFF REPORTS

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Lakewood quarterback Terry Singleton (6) tries to avoid the tackle of Camden’s Jordan Sumpter (25) during the Gators’ 48-20 loss on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

Gators routed 48-20 BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com Perry Parks acknowledged that Camden High School easily ran the football against his Lakewood Gators on Friday, to the tune of 410 yards in the Bulldogs’ 48-20 victory that spoiled homecoming at J. Frank Baker Stadium. Parks, however, also lamented the fact that a couple of firstquarter calls by the officials took his team out of the game and ul-

timately led to the blowout loss. “I lost my composure with the officials in the first half,”: said Parks, the second-year head coach who saw Lakewood fall to 2-3 on the season. “We’re a young team and I’m just asking that they give us a chance.” The Gators and Camden were tied 7-7 midway through the first quarter. Lakewood had just scored on a 1-yard run by running back D’onte Washington after recovering a fumble at the Bulldog 4-yard line. Lake-

wood was getting ready to hand Camden a 3-downs-and-out series when a flag came in for defensive pass interference on what appeared to be an uncatchable pass. That resulted in a first down which ultimately led to the Bulldogs scoring on a 2-yard run by running back Brandon Hampton to make it 14-7 with 2:26 remaining in the first quarter. SEE GATORS, PAGE B2

Rebels top Generals 42-6 BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com DALZELL — A week after committing seven turnovers, big plays and turnovers once again proved to be costly for the Thomas Sumter Academy football team in Friday’s 42-6 loss to non-region foe Thomas Heyward Academy at General Field on homecoming night. The Generals fell to 0-5 on the season and will travel to Hilton Head Christian next Friday at 7:30 p.m. TSA junior Kevin Lewis got his first varsity start at quarterback and faired well for a half SEE GENERALS, PAGE B2

CHARLESTON — The Wilson Hall football team took care of business on Friday, setting up a battle of unbeatens next week in Orangeburg. Jay Goodson rushed for more than 100 yards and scored three times, quarterback William Kinney had a rushing and passing TD and the Barons defense GOODSON picked off four passes as WH routed Porter-Gaud 49-0. Wilson Hall, now 5-0 and 4-0 in SCISA 3A play, will travel to Orangeburg Prep next week for a 7:30 p.m. game. With their 22-14 victory over Heathwood Hall, the Indians are also undefeated. “I thought our defense really played lights out tonight,” Wilson Hall

head coach Bruce Lane said after the game. “We had a great scheme and really forced Porter-Gaud into doing some things they didn’t want to do. “We did a good job creating turnovers early and helping out our offense.” The Barons’ first score was the result of a turnover. A Brandon Harbour interception stopped a P-G drive deep in WH territory. Goodson’s 16-yard run on the ensuing WH drive made it 7-0. Early in the second, Goodson struck again thanks to a Cyclones penalty. Cody Hoover connected on a field goal, but a roughing the kicker penalty opened the door for Goodson’s 5-yard score. Wilson Hall’s defense continued to stifle the Cyclones, nearly recording a SEE BARONS, PAGE B2

Gamecocks fall to Blythewood 34-19 BY WORTHY EVANS Special to The Item BLYTHEWOOD — The Sumter High School football team scraped up a 19-18 halftime lead on Blythewood on three big plays Friday at Blythewood District 2 Stadium. However, the Bengals threw a shutout in the second half en route to a 34-19 victory over the Gamecocks. Greg Huegel’s 24-yard field goal and David Israel’s 51-yard touchdown pass to Javon Smith in the third quarter propelled the Bengals to a 28-19 lead by

the 8:11 mark of the third quarter. Lynard Jamison’s 22-yard touchdown run late in the fourth closed out the scoring. Meanwhile the Blythewood defense, led by Jalen Williams, kept the pressure on all night. Williams himself was credited with five sacks on the night. Gamecocks head coach Reggie Kennedy said the Gamecocks got thrown off a little bit with the re-entry of Blythewood starting quarterback Smith, who had SEE SHS, PAGE B2

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Thomas Sumter’s Kyle Decker (82) attempts to bring down Thomas Heyward quarterback Davis Owens (10) during the Generals’ 42-6 loss on Friday at General Field in Dalzell

Blythewood 34, Sumter 19 Wilson Hall 49, Porter-Gaud 0 Camden 48, Lakewood 20 Thomas Heyward 42, Thomas Sumter 6 Crestwood 41, Lake City 13 Central 21, Lee Central 0 East Clarendon 42, Creek Bridge 6 St. John’s 53, Scott’s Branch 13 Ben Lippen 29, Laurence Manning 23 Spartanburg Christian 40, Robert E. Lee 28 Carolina Academy 44, Clarendon Hall 22

5 Keys to Victory BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com Upon first glance, seeing Central Florida on the football schedule probably evoked more thoughts of a trip to Walt Disney World than a difficult football game for the University of South Carolina fan base. As the teams play in the nationally televised game today starting at noon, there is a bit more trepidation in Gamecock Nation. UCF is 3-0 on the season and went to Happy Valley and beat Penn State 34-31. Penn State may not be the program it once was, but for the Knights to go in there and come back to

Orlando with a victory was a nice accomplishment. A victory by Central Florida over 12th-ranked USC would vault it into the top 25 and into the national spotlight. Carolina needs a victory to keep its hopes of a huge season alive, so there should be no letdown on its part. Here are five keys to victory for South Carolina: 1. GET THE EARLY LEAD

Anyone who’s been paying attention probably knows this by now, but UCF is the only team in the country that hasn’t trailed at all this season. The SEE CAROLINA, PAGE B3

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BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com The Clemson Tigers are undefeated and ranked third in the country, but things didn’t go swimmingly for them in their last game against North Carolina State. They, of course, won 26-14, but that is far from what people expected from a high-powered offense that put up 38 points against Georgia in the season opener. There were certainly some calls that went Clemson’s way against the Wolfpack, and had they been called the other way, it would have been interesting to see the affect they

would have had on the game. However, the Tigers did get the benefit of those calls, and they took advantage of them and got out of Raleigh with a victory. Now Clemson gets to celebrate homecoming against Wake Forest, and it is a heavy favorite, which it should be. Still, the Tigers have to have some success in certain areas to come away with a win. Here are five keys to victory for Clemson: 1. A PERFECT STARTING TIME

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BARONS from Page B1 safety, and a short punt set the Barons up at the P-G 39 two drives later. This time Kinney tucked the ball and ran it in himself as the Barons’ lead ballooned to 21-0. The Cyclones then drove to the WH 3, but the defense bowed up once again and held on fourth down. Kinney found Devin Singleton on a 73-yard strike moments later as the Barons took a 28-0 lead into the break. The Barons overcome a couple of penalties on their opening drive of the second half, marching 77 yards in 10 plays as Parker McDuffie powered his way to paydirt from 1 yard out to put WH up 35-0 early in the third. Another interception deep inside Cyclones territory — this time by John Patrick Sears — set up Goodson’s third TD of

the night from 7 yards out. Singleton added an 18-yard TD run to complete the scoring for the Barons. Wilson Hall had 174 yards rushing in the first half and 314 for the game. They also had 161 yards through the air. “It’s hard to complain with 49 points on the board, but we weren’t as sharp offensively as we have been,” Lane said. “We were a little sluggish at times and had too many penalties, but we were able to overcome them and I’m proud of the kids for that.” John Ballard and Dalton Miller also had interceptions for the Wilson Hall defense, which held the Cyclones to under 200 yards of total offense and stopped them from scoring twice inside the red zone.

GENERALS from Page B1 with his team trailing just 7-0 at the break. Three interceptions, including two returned for scores and a fumble, hurt the Generals chances in the second half however. Lewis finished 18 of 38 for 220 yards passing with one touchdown and four picks. The Generals were held to 51 yards rushing on 16 carries, but TSA was without sophomore tailback Jordan Adams who suffered an arm injury last week. “(Lewis) is going to go home and act like this game is on him because he did throw some pick sixes, but he made a lot plays and gave us a chance,” TSA head coach Troy Kessinger said of his junior quarterbacks performance. Kessinger said Lewis played some last week and that led to his decision to start him this week — allowing the offense to have junior Drew Stengal play some at wide receiver. The team is still without quarterback/wide receiver Michal Hoge, who is likely to be out another two weeks. “It’s something we’re going to do (have Lewis at QB) and maybe have Drew and Michal catch the ball back there,” Kessinger said of how the Generals might run their offense with Lewis at quarterback. The Generals held the Rebels to just 61 yards of total offense under the four-minute mark in the third quarter until big plays and mistakes turned the tide. “Most the of the game it was an even game and then it’s all big plays with pick sixes and it makes it look like we got killed,” Kessinger said. “We probably out-gained them in yards; our kids we’re super aggressive. I know the scoreboard looks like it’s the same but I don’t

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care, it was a different team and I’m real proud of them.” The Rebels, now 4-2 on the season, were led by quarterback Davis Owens. Owens threw for three scores on 7 of 12 passing for 131 yards. THA had just 92 yards rushing on 26 carries. After the lone TSA score in the third quarter, THA’s Anthony Sanders hauled in a 26-yard touchdown catch from Owens to make it a 14-6 lead with less than three minutes to go in the quarter. Lewis then threw a 42yard interception that was returned for a score by Owens that put the Rebels up 21-6. Owens threw a 53yard TD pass to Seth Jones to make it a 28-6 Rebels advantage at the 7:23 mark of the final quarter. A 28-yard interception return for a score by Zach Belger extended THA’s lead to 35-6. A TSA fumble set up another Rebels score, this time a 4-yard TD run by Collin Roach that made it a 42-6 final. In the first half, an interception and a muffed punt gave THA a 7-0 halftime lead. The Generals made it a 7-6 game at the 4:54 mark in the third quarter after Lewis threw a 38-yard TD pass to Stengal. The PAT kick failed for TSA and the Rebels rolled off 35 straight points to finish the game. Kessinger said he was pleased with the way his team played and liked the direction it is headed because of their effort and aggressiveness in Friday’s loss. “We haven’t been very good on defense and I thought our DBs played a good game,” he explained. “I thought everybody played well. I’m real proud of how they played and the direction their going in.”

a deep cut on his throwing finger early in the game and was benched, but came in as a receiver in the second half. “We got off to a terrible start, but we survived that with some big plays,” Kennedy said. “But in the second half we got a different look out of 12 (Smith), and they made the plays down the stretch to win the football game and we didn’t.”

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Crestwood charges past Lake City 41-13 LAKE CITY — Ty’Son Williams rushed for 215 yards and two scores and Crestwood High got a couple of touchdowns from its defense and special teams in a 41-13 victory over Lake City on Friday. The Knights, now 4-1 overall, will travel to Darlington next Friday to begin Region VI-3A play. Jason McDaniel rushed for 109 yards for Crestwood while Stavion Parker and Traye Davis added touchdown runs. Drozane Alston had a 26yard fumble return for a score in the first half and Donald Rutledge had a 46-yard punt return for a score. He also had an interception. Johnny Smalley ran a 2-point conversion and Elijah Oaks blocked a PAT. Michael Hollman had an interception. SPARTANBURG CHRISTIAN ROBERT E. LEE

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BISHOPVILLE — Robert E. Lee Academy fell to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in SCISA Region I-2A with a 40-28 loss to Spartanburg Christian on Friday. Nick Stokes rushed for 89 yards and two scores to lead the Cavaliers. Ethan Holland had 117 yards rushing and a score while Weston Green caught a touchdown pass from Zack Grantham. REL travels to Trinity-Byrnes next Friday. ST. JOHN’S SCOTT’S BRANCH

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JOHN’S ISLAND — St. John’s earned a 53-13 victory over Scott’s Branch on Friday at the St. John’s Field. Jeremy Lee scored on a 41yard touchdown run for the Eagles and Tra’shawn Jones had the other score on a 55-yard fumble recovery. Scott’s Branch, 1-4 overall, will host East Clarendon next Friday at 7:30 p.m. JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL CLARENDON HALL ANDREW JACKSON

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SUMMERTON — The Clarendon Hall junior varsity football team got its first win of the season on Thursday with a 22-14 victory over Andrew Jackson Academy. The Saints, now 1-4 on the year, scored midway through

the first quarter on a 20-yard scamper by Dylan Way as Kameron Earles added the 2-point conversion. CH scored again in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Bobby Ashba. With 2:20 left in the game and the score tied, the Saints added another 1-yard TD run by Wells Robinson and Ashba added the 2-point conversion. Earles intercepted a Confederate pass on the Saints 30-yard line to seal the win. Way led the Saints with seven rushes for 59 yards and was 3-for-7 passing with 45 yards. He also had a fumble recovery. Earles added 10 rushes for 38 yards and one catch for 9 yards. The defense was led by Ben Corbett with seven total tackles. Robinson and Ashba contributed with five tackles each. Clarendon Hall travels to Estill next week to take on Patrick Henry Academy at 6 p.m. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LADY BARONS WIN PAIR

The Wilson Hall varsity volleyball team picked up a pair of wins this week, beating Laurence Manning Academy 3-0 on Tuesday and then sweeping Ben Lippen 3-0 on Wednesday. Game scores against LMA were 25-14, 25-16 and 25-9. Ben Lippen’s scores were 2511, 25-16 and 25-4. Simmons deHoll had seven kills and Caroline Clark had six kills against the Lady Swampcats. Leah Barwick scored nine points with three aces. Hanna Niebuhr had seven points and five aces. Against Ben Lippen, Breanna Kimbrell had 13 service points with three aces. Bailey Connor had 11 service points with four aces. Delaney Johnson finished the night with five kills. The Lady Barons, now 7-6 on the year, will host Florence Christian on Tuesday. CAROLINA FOREST SUMTER

Sumter High School fell to 1-2 in Region VI-4A with a 3-0 loss to Carolina Forest on Thursday at the SHS gymnasium. CF won by scores of 25-20, 25-20, 25-20. Ashley Fleurant led the Lady

GATORS from Page B1 “That was like a phantom flag,” Parks said. “The pass was eight to 10 yards over the receiver’s head and that kept the drive alive. I truly believe that turned the momentum of the game.” The other call that Parks had a real problem with came just a few plays later. Gator quarterback Terry Singleton, starting in place of injured Roderick Charles, threw the ball to Washington and it fell on the ground. Camden defensive back Josh Sumpter picked up the loose ball at the Gator 35 and ran it into the end zone. After much confusion and debate, the play

Smith had two catches for 71 yards, including what proved to be the clinching score. The Bengals defense blistered Sumter quarterback James Barnes. Although he had an 86-yard touchdown run and threw a 57-yard TD pass, he was only 9-for-27 on the night with two interceptions. Jamison led the Bengals offense with 8 catches for 117 yards, and had 14 carries for 59 rushing yards. Big plays lifted Sumter over Blythewood in an ugly first

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was ruled a lateral, meaning the ball was live and Sumpter had scored a touchdown. “One of our guys said there was an inadvertent whistle, and if that’s the case you stop the play,” Parks said. “We didn’t get on the ball and they scored and that was really big.” Jordan Woody missed the extra point to keep the score at 20-7 with 19 seconds left in the first quarter. However, the onslaught was soon on. On the first play of the second quarter, Singleton was tackled in the end zone for a safety. After the free kick set Camden up

half that included four turnovers in the first four minutes of the game, three interceptions, four fumbles, two missed field goal attempts and a safety. The Bengals took a 3-0 lead on Huegel’s 36-yard field goal, the result of an early pick. After Blythewood’s Josh Wilkes came down with an interception, Sumter defensive back Erick Wright returned the favor. Wright intercepted a Smith pass at the Sumter 27 and returned it 73 yards to the end

Gamecocks with 17 assists, five digs and five service aces. Holly Richardson had 21 digs, Zuri Smith had seven kills and six blocks and Christian Hithe had six blocks. Sumter is 7-4 overall. ANDREW JACKSON CLARENDON HALL

SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall lost to Andrew Jackson Academy 3-2 on Thursday at the CH gymnasium. AJA won by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 16-14. The Lady Saints were led offensively by Shannon Corbett with 23 service points. Bailey Connors added 19 points. Clarendon Hall fell to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in SCISA Region I-2A. JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL WILSON HALL LAURENCE MANNING

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Wilson Hall’s JV volleyball team improved to 7-5 on the year with a 2-0 victory over Laurence Manning Academy on Wednesday by scores of 25-20 and 25-13. Chandler Curtis scored seven points with three aces and two assists. Catherine Clark had eight points with three aces and one kill. CLARENDON HALL ANDREW JACKSON

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SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall improved to 7-3 on the season with a 2-1 victory over Andrew Jackson Academy on Thursday at the CH gymnasium. The Lady Saints won by scores 25-23, 22-25, 25-18. Mallory McIntosh led the Lady Saints with 16 service points. Madison Kidd and Sydney Wells contributed 13 points each. JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS TENNNIS THOMAS SUMTER WILSON HALL

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SINGLES 1 — Dubose (WH) defeated Kistler 8-3. 2 — St.Cyr (TSA) defeated Segars 8-2. 3 — Mouzon (TSA) defeated Barnes 8-5. 4 — Edenfield (TSA) defeated Guldan 8-2. 5 — Vice (TSA) defeated Brunson 8-4. 6 — Townsend (TSA) defeated McCreight 10-8. DOUBLES 1 — Kistler/Edenfield (TSA) defeated DuBose/Guldan 8-3. 2 — St.Cyr/Vice (TSA) defeated Barnes/Segars 8-0. 3 — Mouzon/Townsend (TSA) defeated Brunson/McAdams 8-0.

at the Gator 41, Hampton broke off a 34-yard touchdown run to make it 28-7 with 10:39 left in the first half. Lakewood went three and out on the ensuing series. Following the punt, Hampton went 39 yards on the first play to the Lakewood 18. He scored from eight yards out three plays later to make the halftime score 34-7. “They were able to run the ball on us pretty good,” Parks said of the Bulldogs, who improved to 4-1. “We just had a hard time stopping them.” Hampton rushed for 170 yards and four TDs on 17 carries. His final score came on a 10-yard run in the third quarter that

zone to give the Gamecocks a 7-3 lead at the 8:55 mark of the first quarter. Later in the quarter, Blythewood recovered a fumble in the end zone for a safety that cut the Gamecock’s lead to 7-5. The Bengals took a 12-7 lead on Israel’s 12-yard touchdown run with 9:49 left in the second quarter. Sumter got its second big play of the game 24 seconds later. Barnes ran the ball 86 yards for a score on a quarterback keeper. The 2-point conversion play failed and the

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made it 41-7. Kendrice Slater had 92 yards on 12 carries. Lakewood got a couple of touchdowns from Tyshawn Johnson after the game got out of hand. Johnson returned a kickoff 81 yards for a score and caught a 44-yard pass from Singleton. Singleton, who normally plays wide receiver, rushed for 67 yards on 23 carries and completed 9 of 18 passes for 127 yards with one interception. “I think Terry did OK, but we would have liked to have had him at wide receiver and Roderick at quarterback,” Parks said. “He makes a lot of plays for us at receiver.”

Gamecocks held a 13-12 advantage. Blythewood finally put together a lengthy scoring drive late in the second quarter. The Bengals knocked out a 10-play, 61-yard drive to take an 18-13 lead on Jamison’s 7-yard run into the end zone with 3:29 to go. Sumter wasn’t finished though. Barnes connected with Justin Martin for a 57-yard pass play with 54 seconds left at the half to give the Gamecocks a 19-18 lead at intermission.


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football at 3:30 p.m. in Death Valley. For those who frequent Clemson home games, they know exactly what I mean. The mid-afternoon start gives the players an opportunity to go through something of a regular routine that the other oft-used starting time of noon doesn’t. My contention is that it helps the fan base and the atmosphere of the game as well. A high noon start in Clemson means getting up early and fans hoping they’re in their seats by noon. Everybody is arriving in Tiger Town in approximately the same time frame, and the town of Clemson was not built for such an onslaught of people. The 3:30 start spreads out the arrival time, the fans get to tailgate a little bit and get their focus on the game. Thus, when kickoff comes, their attention is fully on the game. And 80,000-plus fans can play a huge role in a game.

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2. GO FOR THE JUGULAR EARLY

Wake Forest is 2-2 on the season, and that record is somewhat deceiving. The Deacons aren’t a very good football team at this time. That being said, Wake is the kind of team that if you allow it to stay in a game early, it can cause problems late. That’s why the Tigers need to be focused from the get-go and not let the Deacons gain any confidence and think they have a chance to pull off the upset. 3. INCREASE THE OFFENSIVE PACE

Offensive coordinator Chad Morris has been alluding to the fact that Clemson hasn’t been as efficient offensively as he would like. While there is some truth to that, especially with the performance against N.C. State, the Tigers are still a stout and extremely dangerous offense. Morris is trying to motivate more than anything. Because of that, expect the frenetic pace of the Clemson offense to go up a notch against Wake. It will provide a sense of urgency and move the Tiger offense in a better direction. 4. CONTINUE TO BE BALL-HAWKING DEFENSE

That’s easier said than done because every defensive coordinator wants a defense that can force turnovers and turn them into points. The Tigers have forced seven turnovers in their 3-0 start and picked up 28 points off of them. The way to do that is to keep pressing the issue defensively and not let the Deacons get into any kind of offensive rhythm. Wake quarterback Tanner Price has been sacked eight times; Clemson has 12 sacks and 27 tackles for loss. The odds are more turnovers are on the way today.

ATHENS, Ga. — Not so long ago they were raw freshmen, both wearing red and black, battling each other for the same prize. Starting quarterback of the Georgia Bulldogs. Of course, Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger wound up taking different paths. Murray guided Georgia back to national prominence and became the most prolific passer in school history. Mettenberger ran into legal troubles, left Athens in disgrace, and wound up as the starter for Southeastern Conference rival LSU. On Saturday, these former teammates will go against each other for the first time when No. 9 Georgia (2-1, 1-0 SEC) hosts the No. 6 Tigers (4-0, 1-0) in a crucial SEC contest. “It’s going to be weird to see him on the other sideline wearing an LSU uniform,” Murray said. The game is especially significant for Mettenberger, considering he grew up not far from Athens dreaming of playing for the Bull-

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Georgia quarterbacks Logan Gray (6), Zach Mettenberger (5) and Aaron Murray (11) pose for a photo in Athens, Ga., in February 2010. After taking a circuitous and sometimes troubled route from Georgia to junior college and now LSU, Mettenberger is headed back to Athens, where his mom still works in the Bulldogs’ football office.

dogs, only to get kicked off the team after he pleaded guilty to sexual battery for an incident at a bar. His mother, Tammy, still works in football operations at Georgia. “He’s going to be crazy hyped for this game,” Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. “He’s going to come in with a mission.” Actually, Mettenberger can’t wait for it to be over. He’s worried about what his mom his going

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5. MAKE WATKINS A BIG-PLAY MAN

Tiger wide receiver Sammy Watkins has had a nice start to the season with 19 receptions, but his yardage-per-catch average is just 12.7. That’s good for a lot of receivers, but not for someone with the speed of Watkins. The Tigers need to make a point of setting him up to make as many big plays as possible to get him jump-started for the rest of the season. The Deacons might be a good group to do it against since Watkins caught eight passes for 202 yards in last season’s 42-13 victory. That made him the first player in school history to have over 200 receiving yards in a game.

Gamecocks would be wise — and no doubt want — to bring that to an end quickly. This is going to be an emotional game for the Knights and their fans. If they get off to a quick start, that’s going to increase the frenzy and build their confidence. If USC draws first blood, that puts Central Florida in a position it hasn’t been in all year. It will be interesting to see how it reacts. 2. GET PRESSURE ON BORTLES

TOP 25 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE TODAY No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 21 Mississippi, 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Oregon vs. California, 10:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson vs. Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 23 Wisconsin, 8 p.m. No. 5 Stanford at Washington State, 10 p.m. No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. No. 8 Florida State at Boston College, 3:30 p.m. No. 10 Texas A&M at Arkansas, 7 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia, Noon No. 12 South Carolina at UCF, Noon No. 14 Oklahoma at No. 22 Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. No. 15 Miami at South Florida, Noon No. 16 Washington vs. Arizona, 7 p.m. No. 20 Florida at Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 25 Fresno State at Hawaii, 12 Mid.

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is off to a great start, completing 50 of 70 passes for 816 yards and seven touchdowns against one interception. He has only been sacked four times, so he has been able to sit back and survey things. That is evidenced by the fact he has six receivers who have between five and 12 catches. USC can’t allow him to pick and choose. Carolina needs to have Bortles

through, though Georgia coach Mark Richt made things easier by giving her the week off. “There’s just so much put into this game that has nothing with the game,” Mettenberger said. Murray remembers battling with Mettenberger when both were contending for the starting job during spring practice in 2010. “There were fireworks every day at practice,” Murray said. “He’d

running for his life, and having All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and fellow DE Chaz Sutton as healthy as they’ve been all season will certainly help in that. South Carolina needs to get a good push up the middle, as well, from its tackles. 3. MOVE CLOWNEY AROUND

No, this doesn’t mean to drop Clowney back into pass coverage or anything crazy like that. Simply line him up at different spots on the field so the Knights offensive unit can’t get settled into a routine of how to block him. There is no doubt that the No. 1 objective at the top of every offensive coordinator’s game plan is to not let Clowney beat you. Play calling, the designs of plays, are done with that thought in mind. Not knowing where Clowney will be means they have to spend more time trying to account for him. 4. CONTINUE TO RUN THE FOOTBALL

The Gamecocks are averaging more than 224 yards rushing a game and have done that against two opponents in North Carolina and Vanderbilt that have to be

go out and make a throw, I’d go out and make a throw. It was back and forth, back and forth. It really pushed both of us to become better quarterbacks.” No matter what, one of them was probably destined to play elsewhere. “You could be talking to him right now,” Murray told a group of Georgia reporters this week. “I doubt both of us would’ve stayed.”

considered at least on par with UCF and another in Georgia that is better than it. Also, Penn State rolled up 193 rushing yards against the Knights. Thus, it would make sense for USC to keep handing the ball to running backs Mike Davis and Brandon Wilds and calling quarterback Connor Shaw’s number on a regular basis. Of course, head coach Steve Spurrier will want to mix in a few passes, but until Central Florida proves it can stop the run, there’s no reason for Carolina to stop the run. 5. ELIMINATE TURNOVERS

USC had no turnovers against UNC and came away with a rather nondescript 27-10 victory. It only had one against Georgia, but Shaw’s fumble early in the third quarter killed a drive and appeared to turn the game’s momentum. The Gamecocks had three against Vandy and turned what appeared to be an easy win into a nail-biter at the end. Simply put, no turnovers doesn’t assure a victory, but it certainly increases the probability of one.

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Charleston Southern looks to continue success at App. State BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press COLUMBIA — Charleston Southern has been the surprise of South Carolina’s Football Championship Subdivision teams this season. New head coach Jamey Chadwell likes the 4-0 start, even as he knows his team isn’t playing perfectly. The Buccaneers face their biggest test of the year today at Appalachian State. “We’re not pretty right now. We’re that ugly baby. But parents love those ugly babies, and we love our ugly baby right now,” Chadwell said. In other games Saturday involving South Carolina’s FCS schools, Coastal Carolina travels to Elon; Presbyterian hosts Charlotte; Furman goes to The Citadel; and South Carolina State

hosts Hampton. In Boone, N.C., Charleston Southern gets perhaps its biggest measuring stick of how far the program has come against Appalachian State (1-2). COASTAL CAROLINA AT ELON

In Elon., N.C., Coastal Carolina (4-0) will try to keep rolling against Elon (1-3). The Chanticleers have won 10 of their last 11 games, with the only loss coming in the second round of the 2012 FCS playoffs. Coastal Carolina has hit 50 points in the last two games and is the top scoring team in the Big South Conference at 41 points a game. Head coach Joe Moglia likes what he sees when his team has the ball. “I want to see the offense just continue with consistency. We have to be sharp, with minimum, if any, penalties.

We need to be sharp with ball security,” Moglia said. CHARLOTTE AT PRESBYTERIAN

In Clinton, Presbyterian (1-2) gets to play a team even newer to FCS than the Blue Hose as Charlotte (2-2) comes to town. The 49ers are in their first year of football, but Presbyterian head coach Harold Nichols said they don’t look like they are just starting out. Charlotte is gaining more than 430 yards a game. Nichols said last week’s bye came at an important time. “As coaches, sometimes we get caught up too much in schemes, and really, it is a simple game of blocking and tackling — one thing we wanted to make sure we did a good job of this open week is to get better at the fundamentals of the game,” Nichols said.

FURMAN AT THE CITADEL

In Charleston, Furman (1-2, 0-0 Southern Conference) gets a chance to get its season back on track against The Citadel (1-3, 1-1). Nonconference play has been a disaster for the Paladins, who got their only win this season blocking a 23-yard game-winning field goal attempt by Presbyterian with eight seconds left to go. Furman was off last week, and head coach Bruce Fowler said the Paladins got a chance to work on their fundamentals and execution. Fowler said his team isn’t ready to quit, especially since it hasn’t started their Southern Conference season. “When you lose some games early, your team can kind of go two different directions — you can go backward or forward. I’ve been really proud of our guys.

They’ve practiced really well and hopefully we can continue to make progress,” Fowler said. HAMPTON AT S.C. STATE

In Orangeburg, South Carolina State (2-2) opens its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference season against Hampton (0-4). It is the MEAC opener for the Pirates too, and both teams want to start the league season off

right after some struggles out of conference. “It’s going to be an opportunity for them to get back in the conference race and start all over again,” said Bulldogs head coach Buddy Pough, who also could be taking about his own team. “I’m sure they are pounding the fact this is a new season for them — forget about the old season.”

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New York Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera, left, hands the ball to Andy Pettitte as Derek Jeter, right, looks on during the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium in New York. Pettitte and Jeter came to the mound to take Rivera out of his last home game before his retirement.

Exit Sandman: Rivera bids goodbye BY RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera put his head on Andy Pettitte’s right shoulder and sobbed. The end had arrived, at least for his career in the New York Yankees’ home pinstripes. Baseball’s most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional exit in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium when Derek Jeter and Pettitte came from the dugout to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Rivera bawled during four minutes of a thunderous ovation from the sellout crowd 48,675. “It’s time to go,’’ Jeter appeared to tell

his old pal when he arrived at the mound. Pettitte, who also is retiring when the season ends Sunday, gave Rivera a 30-second bear hug. Jeter followed with a 15-second embrace. “I was bombarded with emotions and feeling that I couldn’t describe,’’ Rivera said after the game, flanked by his wife and three sons. “Everything hit at that time. I knew that was the last time. Period. I never felt like that before.’’ It was one of those special Yankees scenes that will join Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, Babe Ruth’s last ballpark appearance, Mickey Mantle Day, the first game after Thurman Munson’s death and the finale at the old stadium across 161st Street as moments to cherish and remember.

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Medlen, Braves blank Phillies 1-0 ATLANTA — Chris Johnson led off the eighth inning with a homer to spoil an otherwise dominant start by Cliff Lee, Kris Medlen allowed only two hits in eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Friday night. Medlen and closer Craig Kimbrel combined on the shutout. Johnson’s homer to left field snapped a streak of 16 consecutive batters retired by Lee, who allowed only three hits with no walks and 13 strikeouts in eight innings. Medlen (15-12) strengthened his case to be the Braves’ Game 1 starter in the NL division series

next week. He allowed two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. He has won five straight decisions. PIRATES REDS

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CINCINNATI — Marlon Byrd had three hits and Pedro Alvarez hit a tworun homer high off the batter’s eye on Friday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 in a series that could decide the NL wildcard game host. Both teams clinched postseason berths this week. Whoever wins the three-game series would be assured of hosting the one-game playoff on Tuesday night.

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The Pirates still had a long-shot chance of overtaking St. Louis for the NL Central title. They need to sweep in Cincinnati while the Cardinals lose three at home to the Cubs over the weekend. BLUE JAYS RAYS

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TORONTO — R.A. Dickey slowed Tampa Bay’s stretch run, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory Friday night that stopped the Rays’ sevengame winning streak. Tampa Bay wasted a 2-0 lead and committed a season-high three errors, including a pair by two-time Gold Glove third baseman Evan Longoria.

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Bengals’ LB one of many hit by NFL fines NEW YORK — Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $31,000 by the NFL on Friday for two unnecessary roughness violations. Burfict had hit defenseless Packers receiver James Jones in the head and neck area, which cost him $21,000, and then struck Green Bay tight end Ryan Taylor, costing him $10,000. Bengals teammate George Iloka was fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness when he struck a defenseless player, tight end Jermichael Finley, in the head and neck area. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown received $15,750 in fines for two unnecessary roughness violations: $7,875 for a late hit on Bears safety Chris Conte, and $7,875 for a face mask on Sherrick McManis. LANGER SHOOTS 63 TO TAKE CHAMPIONS TOUR LEAD

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Bernhard Langer birdied his first four holes and finished with a 9-under 63 to open a fourstroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour’s First Tee Open. The German star, a two-time winner this year on the 50-and-over tour, had nine birdies in his bogey-free round at Del Monte Country Club. He had a 6-under 30 on the back nine — his opening nine. Defending champion Kirk Triplett, Tom Lehman, Andrew Magee, Mark McNulty and Doug Garwood were tied for second at 67. WEDGE TELLS MARINERS HE WON’T RETURN

SEATTLE — Seattle manager Eric Wedge told the Mariners on Friday he will not return for next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the organization. The Mariners said that Wedge will manage the final three games of the sea-

TODAY 7:40 a.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Match -- Chelsea vs. Tottenham (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8:30 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Third Round from St. Andrews, Scotland, and Carnoustie, Scotland (GOLF). 9:55 a.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Match -- Manchester City vs. Aston Villa (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). Noon -- College Football: South Carolina at Central Florida (WOLO 25, WIBZ-FM 95.5, WNKT-FM 107.5). Noon -- College Football: East Carolina at North Carolina (WACH 57). Noon -- College Football: South Alabama at Tennessee (WKTC 63). Noon -- College Football: Oklahoma State at West Virginia (ESPN). Noon -- College Football: Northern Illinois at Purdue (ESPN2). Noon -- College Football: Miami at South Florida (ESPNU). Noon -- College Football: Southern Methodist at Texas Christian (FOX SPORTS 1). 12:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Match -- Arsenal vs. Swansea (WIS 10). 12:30 p.m. -- College Football: Virginia at Pittsburgh (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 2 p.m. -- College Football: Navy at Western Kentucky (ESPNEWS). 3 p.m. -- Professional Golf: Web.com Tour Championship Third Round from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (GOLF). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Oklahoma at Notre Dame (WIS 10). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Louisiana State at Georgia (WLTX 19). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Florida State at Boston College (WOLO 25). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Iowa at Minnesota (ESPN2). 3:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series 5-Hour Energy 200 from Dover, Del. (ESPN, WEGX-FM 92.9). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Wake Forest at Clemson (ESPNU, WWBD-FM 94.7, WPUB-FM 102.7). 4 p.m. -- College Football: Army vs. Louisiana Tech from Dallas (FOX SPORTS 1). 4 p.m. -- College Football: Houston at Texas (San Antonio) (SPORTSOUTH). 6 p.m. -- College Football: Furman at The Citadel (WDXY[FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- College Football: Mississippi at Alabama (ESPN). 6:30 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Nature Valley First Tee Open Second Round from Pebble Beach, Calif. (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Football: Arizona at Washington (WACH 57). 7 p.m. -- College Football: Texas A&M at Arkansas (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- College Football: Florida at Kentucky (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Philadelphia at Atlanta (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Teams To Be Announced (MLB NETWORK). 7:05 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis (WGN). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Brown at Harvard (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Alabama-Birmingham at Vanderbilt (SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. -- College Football: Wisconsin at Ohio State (WOLO 25). 8:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 from Las Vegas (FOX SPORTS 1, WEGX-FM 92.9). 10 p.m. -- College Football: Stanford vs. Washington State from Seattle (ESPN). 10 p.m. -- Women’s College Volleyball: Pacific at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 10:15 p.m. -- College Football: Southern Mississippi at Boise State (ESPNU). 10:15 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera in a Super Middleweight Bout and Adonis Stevenson vs. Tavoris Cloud for the WBC Light Heavyweight Title from Las Vegas (HBO). 10:30 p.m. -- College Football: Southern California at Arizona State (ESPN2).

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Cincinnati outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) tackles Green Bay wide receiver James Jones (89) in the first half of Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.

son against Oakland before beginning another search for a manager. “It’s got to the point where it’s painfully obvious to me that I just wasn’t going to be able to move forward with this organization,” Wedge said before Friday’s game. “We see things differently and we talked about it but it just got to the point where I couldn’t continue to move forward. Ultimately, I didn’t feel like I could continue to manage here with the circumstances the way they are.” — from wire reports

SATURDAY Varsity Cross Country Sumter in Low Country Invite (at John’s Island), 9 a.m. Varsity Equestrian Wilson Hall vs. Central Carolina Equestrian Team, TBA Varsity Swimming Sumter in Region Meet, TBA Wilson Hall, Thomas Sumter in Wilson Hall Invitational (at YMCA of Sumter), 9 a.m.

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB x-Boston 96 63 .604 – Tampa Bay 90 69 .566 6 Baltimore 83 76 .522 13 New York 82 77 .516 14 Toronto 72 87 .453 24 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Detroit 93 66 .585 – Cleveland 89 70 .560 4 Kansas City 84 75 .528 9 Minnesota 66 93 .415 27 Chicago 62 97 .390 31 West Division W L Pct GB x-Oakland 94 65 .591 – Texas 88 71 .553 6 Los Angeles 78 81 .491 16 Seattle 70 89 .440 24 Houston 51 108 .321 43 x-clinched division Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Baltimore 3, Toronto 2 Texas 6, L.A. Angels 5 Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5 Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Friday’s Games Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Today’s Games L.A. Angels (Richards 7-7) at Texas (D.Holland 10-9), 12:05 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 9-9) at Minnesota (De Vries 0-1), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 9-7) at Toronto (Happ 4-7), 1:07 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 12-7) at Seattle (Maurer 4-8), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 15-8) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 14-8) at Miami (Eovaldi 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Ventura 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Er. Johnson 2-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-11) at Houston (Clemens 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB x-Atlanta 94 65 .591 – Washington 84 75 .528 10 New York 73 86 .459 21 Philadelphia 72 87 .453 22 Miami 59 100 .371 35 Central Division W L Pct GB z-St. Louis 94 65 .591 – z-Pittsburgh 91 68 .572 3 z-Cincinnati 90 69 .566 4 Milwaukee 72 87 .453 22

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93 .415 28 West Division W L Pct GB x-Los Angeles 91 68 .572 – Arizona 80 79 .503 11 San Diego 75 84 .472 16 San Francisco 74 85 .465 17 Colorado 72 87 .453 19 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division Thursday’s Games San Diego 3, Arizona 2, 11 innings Milwaukee 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Friday’s Games Detroit at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 14-11), 1:05 p.m. San Diego (Stults 10-13) at San Francisco (Petit 4-0), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (J.Nelson 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harang 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 14-8) at Miami (Eovaldi 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Undecided) at Atlanta (Minor 13-8), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 8-17) at St. Louis (Wainwright 18-9), 7:15 p.m. Washington (Haren 9-14) at Arizona (McCarthy 5-10), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 8-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 15-3), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 3 0 0 1.000 59 34 Miami 3 0 0 1.000 74 53 N.Y. Jets 2 1 0 .667 55 50 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 65 73 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 70 82 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 68 48 Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 60 56 Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 28 92 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 75 64 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 71 64 Cleveland 1 2 0 .333 47 64 Pittsburgh 0 3 0 .000 42 76 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 3 0 0 1.000 127 71 Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 71 34 San Diego 1 2 0 .333 78 81 Oakland 1 2 0 .333 57 67 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 2 1 0 .667 83 55 Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 79 86 N.Y. Giants 0 3 0 .000 54 115 Washington 0 3 0 .000 67 98 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 3 0 0 1.000 70 38 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 68 36 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 71 74 Tampa Bay 0 3 0 .000 34 57 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 3 0 0 1.000 95 74 Detroit 2 1 0 .667 82 69 Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 96 88 Minnesota 0 3 0 .000 81 96 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 86 27 San Francisco 2 2 0 .500 79 95 Arizona 1 2 0 .333 56 79 St. Louis 1 3 0 .250 69 121 Thursday’s Game San Francisco 35, St. Louis 11 Sunday’s Games N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at London, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. Open: Carolina, Green Bay Monday’s Game Miami at New Orleans, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 Buffalo at Cleveland, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m. New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Monday, Oct. 7 N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 8:40 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS By The Associated Press BASEBALL National League MIAMI MARLINS _ Fired president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and special assistant to the president of baseball operations Jim Fleming. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER _ Signed G Diante Garrett and G Rodney McGruder. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL _ Fined Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict fined $31,000 for two unnecessary roughness violations ($21,000 for hitting Green bay WR James Jones, in the head and neck area; $10,000 for hitting Greeen Bay TE Ryan Taylor). Fined Cincinnati S George Iloka $15,000 for striking Green Bay TE Jermichael Finley in the head and neck area. Fined Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown $15,750 for two unnecessary roughness violations ($7,875 for a late hit on Chicago S Chris Conte, and $7,875 for a face mask on Chicago CB Sherrick McManis). Fined Tennessee LB Moise Fokou $7,875 for a face mask violation in a game against San Diego. COLLEGE CHARLOTTE _ Signed baseball coach Loren Hibbs through the 2018 season.

WNBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-3) Eastern Conference Atlanta 1, Indiana 0 Thursday: Atlanta 84, Indiana 79 Sunday: Atlanta at Indiana, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA Western Conference Minnesota 1, Phoenix 0 Thursday: Minnesota 85, Phoenix 62 Sunday: Minnesota at Phoenix, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday: Phoenix at Minnesota, TBA


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Kyle Busch takes aim at Kenseth for points lead BY DAN GELSTON The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Kyle Busch would take a winless Chase if it pays off with a championship. At 28, Busch is on a mission to win the Cup championship that would truly stamp him as one of the sport’s greats. He already has a resume few in the garage can match. Busch wins races in all three national NASCAR series like no other driver, including a whopping 18 this season. But all those checkered flags haven’t helped him win a championship. Busch has finished higher than 10th only once in the last five seasons and he’s never been better than fifth (2007) in the final standings. He lost out to Jeff Gordon for the final Chase spot last season at Richmond. Busch has put those past disappointments behind him with a sizzling start to this season’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Busch is 2 for 2 in runner-up finishes at Chicagoland in the opener and last week at New Hampshire. While Busch said he doesn’t pay attention to the standings, he knows his pair of seconds is good enough to put him in second place. Problem is, the driver in front of him hasn’t been in the mood to lose. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth

leads the standings after storming his way to the Chase lead with wins the last two weeks to boost his series-best total to seven. Busch and five-time champion Jimmie Johnson are the only drivers truly threatening Kenseth for the lead as the Chase shifts to Dover for Sunday’s race. Kenseth holds a 14point lead over Busch and an 18-point edge over Johnson. While certainly not out of it with eight races remaining, Carl Edwards is 36 points back of Kenseth in fourth. Busch is proud he can be part of the 1-2 combiTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS nation for JGR and ToyoKyle Busch looks at his race car during Friday’s practice for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway in ta. He just wouldn’t mind flipping the order. Dover, Del. “It may take a couple of wins in this deal to win it,” Busch said Friday. “I’ve also felt all BY DAN GELSTON along that if you finish AAA 400 LINEUP The Associated Press second every Chase race, After Friday qualifying; race Sunday 20. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 160.371. At Dover International Speedway 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 160.249. then you could have a Dover, Del. 22. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 160.1. DOVER, Del. — Dale Earnreally good shot at winLap length: 1 miles 23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 159.851. (Car number in parentheses) 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 159.645. hardt Jr. can pick up his pursuit ning a championship 25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 158.779. of Matt Kenseth from out front. that way. I would cer1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 161.849. 26. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 158.611. 2. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 161.805. 27. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 158.451. Earnhardt showed a rare burst tainly take that over a 3. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 161.74. 28. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 158.263. of top qualifying Chase win and then fol4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 161.609. 29. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 157.992. 5. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 161.609. 30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 157.929. speed, turning a lowing that up with a 6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 161.594. 31. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 157.563. track-record lap of DNF.” 7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 161.493. 32. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 157.549. 8. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 161.341. 33. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 157.336. 161.849 mph to win Busch has four Cup 9. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 161.326. 34. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 156.883. the pole Friday at victories this season, in10. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 161.204. 35. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 156.692. 11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 161.023. 36. (51) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 156.644. Dover International cluding two in the last 12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 160.8. 37. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. Speedway. seven. Has last failure to 13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 160.736. 38. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. EARNHARDT 14. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 160.721. 39. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. Earnhardt won finish came in May at 15. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 160.714. 40. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. his second pole of the season, Charlotte. 16. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 160.664. 41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 17. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 160.65. 42. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. the first time he has multiple Tony Stewart in 2005 18. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 160.557. 43. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points. poles since 2002. is the only driver to win a 19. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 160.542. Chase for the Sprint Cup championship without championship drivers filled the the front row. Ryan Newman is the new Gen-6 car. winning a Chase race. top four spots and eight of the third and Carl Edwards fourth. Earnhardt is in 11th place in JGR, with Busch, in top 12. Kenseth, the points leadEarnhardt’s run marked the the 13-driver field. He’s not out the past has dominated er and winner of the first two 17th time this season drivers of it, but certainly not a legitithe regular season, but Chase races, joins Earnhardt on have set qualifying records in mate championship contender. dropped off considerably once the Chase began.

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Woods voted PGA player of the year BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major. He made up for that with two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship among his five wins. No one else won more than twice this year, and Woods won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average and the PGA Tour money title. “It’s been an incredible year to have won five times, two of those World Golf Championships and one Players,” Woods said on a conference call Friday. “It’s been just a fantastic year all around. It’s also an incredible feeling to be voted by your peers, and to have that type of respect is something that’s very humbling.” The PGA Tour does not release the percentage of votes won or even who finished second. Jordan Spieth was voted rookie of the year in a race that likely was no contest. The 20-year-old Texan began the year with no status on any tour. He won the John Deere Classic, lost in a playoff at another event, reached the Tour Championship, was chosen for the Presidents Cup team and wound up 10th on the money list with nearly $4 million.

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Tiger Woods tees off the fourth hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

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San Francisco running back Frank Gore (21) runs for an 18-yard gain as St. Louis linebacker James Laurinaitis, right, gives chase during the 49ers’ 35-11 victory Thursday in St. Louis.

49ers regain footing, rout Rams 35-11 BY R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — After getting only 11 carries last week, Frank Gore never made a public stink about it. Coach Jim Harbaugh noted he wasn’t the only unhappy player after the San Francisco 49ers lost their second straight game. But Gore’s touches went way up, and yards, too. And the offense kicked into gear in a 35-11 rout of the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. “I didn’t say nothing. I just want to win,” Gore said. “The 49ers are all about winning. Whether it’s running or throwing, that’s all we’re worrying about is winning.” Gore’s first 100-yard game of the year more than doubled his output from the first three games. It helped the 49ers put their foot down without some of their biggest stars. Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes and the defense stepped up, too. “We know the talent we have on this team,” Kaepernick said.

“We know what we’re capable of.” Anquan Boldin had five catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, and Gore had 153 yards on 20 carries and a 34yard score for San Francisco (22), which was outscored 46-10 the previous two games. NaVorro Bowman had two of the 49ers’ five sacks with a strip leading to Anthony Dixon’s fourth-quarter scoring run. “If we keep playing, our offense will come around sooner or later,” Bowman said. The Rams (1-3) had an overtime win and tie against San Francisco last year, and took the early lead Thursday before falling flat. Greg Zuerlein banged in a 40-yard field goal off the right upright to end a nine-game scoring drought in the first quarter, but the 49ers answered with 28 straight points. “Tomorrow’s going to be a pretty tough day in the film room,” Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said. “The good news is we have 10 days, 11 days until we play again and there’s going to be ample time to get that corrected.”

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First Quarter StL — FG Zuerlein 40, 7:09. Second Quarter SF — Boldin 20 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 6:22. SF — Gore 34 run (Dawson kick), :37. Third Quarter SF — V.Davis 12 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 8:49. Fourth Quarter SF — Dixon 1 run (Dawson kick), 10:15. StL — Kendricks 6 pass from Bradford (Cunningham run), 5:44. SF — Hunter 29 run (Dawson kick), 4:25. Attendance: 56,640. SF StL First 1419 Firstdowns downs 19 14 Total 370 188 188 TotalNet NetYards Yards 370 Rushes-yards 19-18 Rushes-yards40-219 40-219 19-18 Passing 151 170 Passing 151 170 Punt 6-19 PuntReturns Returns 1-0 1-0 6-19 Kickoff 0-00-0 3-743-74 KickoffReturns Returns Interceptions 1-01-0 0-0 0-0 InterceptionsRet. Ret. Comp-Att-Int 19-41-1 Comp-Att-Int 15-23-0 15-23-0 19-41-1 Sacked-Yards 2-16 5-325-32 Sacked-YardsLost Lost 2-16 Punts 7-54.7 11-44.5 Punts 7-54.7 11-44.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-12-2 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yards 10-85 8-828-82 Penalties-Yards 10-85 Time 31:45 28:15 TimeofofPossession Possession 31:45 28:15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — San Francisco, Gore 20-153, Hunter 11-49, Kaepernick 3-11, Dixon 3-6, James 3-0. St. Louis, Richardson 12-16, Cunningham 4-6, Bradford 3-(minus 4). PASSING — San Francisco, Kaepernick 15-23-0-167. St. Louis, Bradford 19-41-1-202. RECEIVING — San Francisco, Boldin 5-90, Miller 3-22, Baldwin 2-19, V.Davis 2-18, Hunter 1-9, V.McDonald 1-9, Patton 1-0. St. Louis, Pettis 5-59, Givens 4-49, Cook 4-45, Austin 2-6, Cunningham 1-17, Quick 1-12, Richardson 1-8, Kendricks 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS — San Francisco, Dawson 53 (WR), 71 (WL).


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Summons & Notice ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2013-CP-43-00754 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff vs. Earline G. Jones; Estate of Henry A. Jones, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Henry A. Jones, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any rights, title interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants or persons under disability or persons in Military Service designated as a class Richard Roe, Defendant(s) It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 6 Kinsey Circle, Sumter, SC 29150; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in the Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. ORDER APPOINTING ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE Upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Service member's Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Service member's Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil

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1 David Ct 2BR 1BA $550 Mo & Dep. Call 803-210-9299

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

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-367-2513.

3BR 2BA SW Like new on Large Lot in Oswego Area. Owner Financing with $5500 Dwn. Call 494-5010

2 & 3 BR apartments and houses available in Sumter Area. No Security Deposit Required. Call 773-8402 for info.

Drivers HOME WEEKLY & BIWEEKLY EARN $900 - $1200/WK BC/BS Med. & Major benefits No Canada, HAZMAT or NYC! Smith Transport 877-705-9261.

WE NEED DRIVERS!! Immediate openings. OTR drivers, minimum 1 yr. OTR experience. Late model conventional tractors/48' flatbed trailers. Top pay, insurance. Home most weekends. Senn Freight 1-800-477-0792.

4BR 2BA MH LR , Den W/fireplace, Large Fenced backyard, Dalzell Area. Payments Approx $375 MO. Owner Fin. with $7K Down. Call 803 236-5953

For Rent Waterfront Home on Wyboo, 2bd, 2bth. Fenced with pier. $750 rent,$1,000 Dep. 803-478-4541

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

Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiwa y.com EOE

Investment Properties 1250 Coffey St. 3 br, 1 ba brick home. $45,900. 131 A-B Highland Ave. Duplex, $40,000. 202-206 Montreat St. Brick Triplex, $40,000. 206-208 Dixie Duplex, $35,000. With tenants. Quick sale! 316-8105.

For Rent 3 bd 1 ba house Home Branch Paxville area $675 month/deposit (803)473-7577

SUPERIOR TRANSPORTATION OTR Drivers Class-A CDL & 2 yrs flatbed or stepdeck late model equipment guaranteed salary. Uniforms and safety equip provided. Call 800-736-9486 ext. 266

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Experienced Drivers - Excellent Regional Runs! Great Home Time & Benefits! Up to $.39 per mile, weekly pay & late model equipment. Arnold Transportaton www. drivearnold.com 888-742-8056

Huge Sale, 30 Par Ct. (Near Sunset Country Club) Sat, 6:30am. Everything Must Go!

906 Shadow Trail (off Gordonia ) Fri & Sat 8AM - 2PM. Hshld goods, clothes, shoes, antiques, leather sofa/love seat, 10 pc Haywood Wakefield DR set, and much much more. Everything in excellent condition.

Seeking a part time caregiver, if interested Call 803 773-6183

REAL ESTATE

2 Br, 1 Ba, $850. 2 Br, 1 Ba, $2,000 C/H/A, set up in MHP Dalzell 803-464-6896 lv msg


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