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    • Welcome to the Daily Awards Dinner!
    • MONTGOMERY FOI AWARD All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE
    • MONTGOMERY FOI AWARD All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE
    • JUDSON CHAPMAN AWARD Open Division DON’T DO THIS. 1D Our old Friend Sitcom star Matthew Perry is getting laughs again as Mr. Sunshine, and facing his fears as one of the show’s writers and executive producers.THIRD PLACE Sunday February 13, 2011 CIVIL WAR: 150 YEARS T H E S O U T H’S O L D E S T DA I LY N E W S PA P E R . F O U N D E D 1803 STATE OF ABUSE POSTANDCOURIER.COM Charleston . North Charleston, S.C. ✯✯ LIVES ON THE SEA $2.00 Daddy lessonsThe Post and Courier GREAT Family support, unity goals of Father to Father Project TUCKER BLYTHE/GREYGHOSTCHARTERS.COM Corey Easterling caught and released this huge red drum while fly fishing with Capt. Tucker Blythe of Grey Ghost Charters. WhereGene Sapakoff ESCAPE Robert Smalls’ daring ship theft the stuff of legend BY BRIAN HICKS bhicks@postandcourier.com are the big fish? Tight regulations limiting trophies for anglersDaddy Lessons The ship steamed past Fort BY BO PETERSEN Sumter two hours before day- bpetersen@postandcourier.com break, blowing her whistle to the guards on night watch. The anglers were just offshore It was the Planter, a vessel that Charleston, following birds circling the fort’s officers knew well. above baitfish, when they stumbled The 147-foot, shallow-draft onto something unheard of — trophy steamer — a cotton boat, the red drum, hundreds of them, thrash- locals called her — served as ing the surface in a feeding frenzy. the dispatch boat for They pulled in and released one after Gen. Roswell S. Ripley, the another last November. Big ones, the Confederate Army’s district WADE SPEES/STAFF size that nowadays makes a trip if you commander for Charleston. Jamichell Mazyck spent a recent Saturday with sons Gus, 11 (center), and James, 7, in tackling a catch just one. It was like something The boat ran letters to the repair job on the family sport utility vehicle at their North Charleston home. from another time. troops on Morris Island and “It was very new to me,” said Capt. carried responses back to the BY GENE SAPAKOFF Tucker Blythe of Grey Ghost Char- general. Its chief value was its gsapakoff@thepostandcourier.com The series ters. Then he said something that slight draft, which allowed it to might make a lot of anglers uncom- navigate shallow Lowcountry Jamichell Mazyck, facing a ferocious and heavily This story is part of an occasional series fortable. “I think maybe the schools tidal water. favored foe, knows he must get creative. that looks at how children’s fates hang in the are getting stronger and there’s so Even at that early hour, the “Tell you what,” he said in a hushed tone to his balance as the Department of Social Services guards gave her appearance 7-year-old son James. “Run over by the porch, turn deals with budget cuts. Please see FISH, Page 12A little thought. The Planter often around, and the ball will be right there when you made the run to Morris Island get there.” distraught James. at odd hours; there was always James dashes 10 yards across a North Charleston Some plays are better executed than others. So far, The series something going on. front yard, gets open and grins. The family foot- Mazyck’s progress in the comprehensive Father to That morning, May 12, 1862, ball arrives on target. So does a determined big Father Project is unfolding just as they drew it up This is part of an occasional the sentinel on the parapet did brother. inside the office of a modest building on Mixson series looking at how the coast as he was supposed to — he “Hey daddy, Troy Polamalu!” 11-year-old Gus ex- Avenue near Park Circle. and the ocean off the Lowcountry claims, invoking the name of the Pittsburgh Steel- The nonprofit organization funded by the are changing, and what it means Please see SMALLS, Page 6A ers’ star defender as the batted ball bounces away. for a region where people have “Ah, next time,” Mazyck, 27, said to a temporarily Please see FATHERS, Page 12A made a life and a living for part ten of twenty generations in tune with the sea. NATION LOCAL & STATE HOME & GARDEN ARTS & TRAVEL YOUR MONEY FAITH & VALUES Ron Paul again Raising hopes for The right gear Be in the know for Family attempting Vatican rejects leads straw poll Camp Low Country to help you get fit tonight’s Grammys money-free month app for confession Texas congressman Ron Loretta Graham dares to If you’re committed to Is this Eminem’s year? A One month. No money. The sacrament of confes- Paul won the straw poll at hope that the Girl Scouts’ getting in shape, you can look at who will win, who No kidding. One North sion “cannot be substituted the Conservative Political Camp Low Country can be find fitness equipment that should win and who got Carolina family of three is by any computer applica- Action Conference for the saved for future generations fits just about any budget, shafted in preparation for attempting to pull off that tion,” a papal spokesman second straight year. 13A of girls. 1B room space. 1D tonight’s Grammys. 7E feat this month. 1F said of a hot new app. 1G Sunny, pleasant. Arts & Travel ..................1E Dear Abby .....................6G Home & Garden ............ 1D Movies ...........................9E Television .....................10E High 62. Low 40. Books .............................4E Crossword ......................5E Horoscope .....................6G Obituaries ..................... 4B Wall St. Journal ..............2F Complete 5-day Classifieds ..................... 1H Editorials ..................... 14A Local News .................... 1B Pets ............................... 5D Weddings......................4G forecast, 8B Cooking......................... 3D Faith & Values ............... 1G Lottery ..........................2A Sports ............................1C Your Money....................1F
    • JUDSON CHAPMAN AWARD Open DivisionSECOND PLACE TRAVIS BELL/SIDELINE CAROLINAThe Post and Courier T H E S O U T H’S O L D E S T DA I LY N E W S PA P E R . F O U N D E D 1803 Sunday November 28, 2010 POSTANDCOURIER.COM Charleston . North Charleston, S.C. ✯✯ $2.00 ‘Leave Full day of sun. High 62. Low 43. Complete 5-day SPECIAL REPORT: THE PRICE OF LIVING forecast, 8B Is system draining dead orDoug Pardue Are you really sure you want to go there? They’re moody. Secretive. Spacy. Infuriating! Find out our seniors’ assets? injured’ Teen who plotted Christmas tree-lighting bombing latest in alleged terror attempts BY TIM FOUGHT what’s really going on inside and NEDRA PICKLERThe Price of Living your teen’s head. Inside Associated Press PORTLAND, ORE. — A Somali- born teenager plotted “a spectacular ARTS & TRAVEL show” of terrorism for months, saying he didn’t mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting cere- mony, according to a law enforcement official and court documents. He never got the Holiday calendar has chance. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, Mohamud much to choose from 19, was arrested Fri- Our calendar of holiday day in downtown Portland after using events includes picks for a cell phone to try to detonate what every day from today through he thought were explosives in a van, Christmas Eve. Page 1E prosecutors said. It turned out to be a dummy bomb put together by FBI ALAN HAWES/STAFF agents, and authorities said the public Lucia Morfesis holds a photo of herself with her parents, Virginia and George Manos, from the mid- never was in danger. FAITH & VALUES 1940s. The Charleston County Probate Court in 2004 appointed a guardian and a conservator to take care of Virginia Manos because of reports she could not care for herself. The case is the latest in a string of alleged terrorist planning by U.S. citi- zens or residents, including a Times In some cases, court opens financial spigot Square plot in which a Pakistan-born man pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to set off a car bomb at a busy street corner. BY DOUG PARDUE In the Portland plot, Mohamud dpardue@postandcourier.com Defining roles Please see TEEN, Page 11A Leading from the The Charleston County Probate Court appointed a WHAT IS PROBATE COURT AND WHAT DO guardian and a conservator to take care of Virginia CERTAIN TERMS MEAN? Probate Court pulpit a historical role Manos in 2004 because of reports that the 89-year-old assists people in probating estates, Local ministers are carry- woman who lived alone couldn’t take care of herself resolving disputes in estates and trusts, ing on the tradition of church and might be exploited. handling involuntary commitments for leaders who preach gospel, Over the next four years, until she died in July 2008, alcohol/drug abuse and/or mental illness, press social issues. Page 1G the court approved spending $150,000 of her available obtaining marriage licenses, appointing and money on lawyer, guardian, conservator and court supervising guardians and conservators and fees — almost one out of every four dollars spent for approving minor and wrongful death CONTACT US her care. settlements. Probate Court includes the Classified........................................ 722-6500 Manos’ case is not alone. It is among many in which Estate, Commitment and Marriage Divisions. Home delivery ................ 853-post (7678) the Probate Court, set up to protect incapacitated The Probate Judge is elected county-wide General offices............................. 577-7111 elderly people from neglect, abuse or financial exploi- and serves a four-year term. Newsroom..................................... 937-5582 tation, allows lawyers, guardians and conservators to profit off helpless elderly wards. PROBATE: Typically refers to the legal pro- INDEX Ethel Hyde is one of those. The Probate Court ap- cess of wrapping up a dead person’s affairs, Arts & Travel .......1E Horoscope .......... 5G pointed a guardian and conservator for her in 2008 paying their bills and distributing their assets. Books ..................5E Local News ..........1B because of concern that her son persuaded her to Classifieds .......... 1H Movies ................9E GUARDIAN: A person who has been ap- College Football ..1C Obituaries .......... 4B Please see SYSTEM, Page 10A pointed by a judge to take care of a minor Cooking.............. 3D Pets .................... 5D child (called a “ward”) or incompetent adult Dear Abby .......... 5G Sports .................7C THE SERIES and manage that person’s daily life and medi- cal decisions. TORSTEN KJELLSTRAND/AP Crossword ...........6E Television ..........10E Editorials .......... 12A Wall St. Journal ...2F ■ TODAY: The Probate Court was set up in part to A crowd watches as a Christmas Faith & Values .... 1G Weddings........... 4G protect the elderly, but in some cases turns on a CONSERVATOR: A person appointed by tree is lit on Pioneer Courthouse Home & Garden . 1D Your Money.........1F financial faucet that helps drain the estates of the a judge to protect and manage another’s Square on Friday in Portland, Ore. people it is suppose to guard. financial affairs and/or the person’s daily life Federal agents arrested a Somali- Setting the record straight .................... 2A because of physical or mental limitations or born teen just as he tried blowing ❏ MONDAY: Probate courts are ill-prepared for the old age. up a van full of what he thought senior tsunami and an expected surge in elderly – The Charleston County Probate Court website were explosives at the crowded dementia. tree-lighting ceremony, federal authorities said
    • JUDSON CHAPMAN AWARD Open Division C O L U M B I A OPINION ɀ S O U T H C A R O L I N A THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010 ɀ WWW.THESTATE.COM ɀ A8 Henry B. Haitz III, President & Publisher ɀ Mark E. Lett, Vice President/Executive Editor EDITORIAL Warren S. Bolton, Associate Editor ɀ Cindi Ross Scoppe, Associate Editor NEWS Steve Brook, Managing Editor ɀ Eileen Waddell, Assistant Managing Editor Secessionists were clear about their cause: slavery O NE HUNDRED fifty years members of South Carolina’s secession ceded in order to preserve slavery — or, There is room for disagreement over after our state seceded from convention made perfectly clear in the for that matter, anyone who has come to whether we can fairly judge the morali- the United States, precipitat- “Declaration of the Immediate Causes accept the fiction that slavery was ty of the secessionists by the standards ing the secession of our sis- Which Induce and Justify the Secession merely one of several cumulative caus- of 2010. There is room to debate wheth- ter states and, ultimately, the Civil War, of South Carolina from the Federal es — to read this document. er the men who fought for the Confed- there is heated disagreement over just Union,” they were indeed leaving the What we found most striking in re- eracy believed they were simply fight- what that secession and war were union in order to preserve the sovereign reading the Declaration was the com- ing to defend their state, without regard about. Those who insist that it was rights of our state, but they had only one plete absence of any other causes. After to why their state needed defending, or fought over slavery and those who in- right in mind: the right to own slaves. laying out the argument that the states to what role slavery played in the socialFIRST PLACE sist that it was all about our state pre- The language of the S.C. Declaration retained a right to secede if the Union order. There might even be room to de- serving its rights as a state, with slavery is so straightforward, so unambiguous did not fulfill its constitutional and con- bate what motivated other states to but one of many factors (if that), can that it is difficult to comprehend that tractual obligations, the document cit- leave the Union. agree on only one thing: The other side there ever could have been any dis- ed the one failing of the United States: But those are debates that need to be is rewriting history. agreement over what drove South Car- its refusal to enforce the constitutional had honestly, based on what really hap- But for the men who declared on Dec. olina to secede. So before any more provision requiring states to return es- pened 150 years ago. Pretending that 20, 1860, that “the union now subsisting breath is wasted in arguing about just caped slaves to their owners. “This stip- anything other than slavery played a between South Carolina and other what our state will be commemorating ulation was so material to the compact,” significant role in South Carolina’s se- States, under the name of ‘The United on Monday, we are reprinting the Dec- the document declares, “that without it cession is not honest, as the secession- States of America,’ is hereby dis- laration on this page. We would urge that compact would not have been ists themselves made a point of telling solved,” there was no ambiguity. As the anyone who doubts that our state se- made.” the world with such abundant clarity. Secession: In their own words The State South Carolina’s “Ordinance of Secession” merely declares our state’s termination of its union with the other states. But the secessionists did not leave anyone guessing about their motives. Four days after adopting the Ordinance, the delegates to the secession convention adopted a six-page “Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.” They ordered that 15,000 copies be printed together with the two-paragraph Ordinance. The first half of the declaration lays out the legal case for secession, recounting the circumstances under which the Revolution was fought and the Union established and paying particular attention to the idea that each state was “free, sovereign and independent.” The second half explains the reason for secession. That declaration is reprinted in its entirety below, with our emphasis added: T he people of the State of South Caroli- to remove all doubt, an amendment was add- na, in Convention assembled, on the ed, which declared that the powers not dele- Cindi Ross Scoppe 26th day of April, A.D., 1852, declared gated to the United States by the Constitu- that the frequent violations of the Constitu- tion, nor prohibited by it to the States, are re- tion of the United States, by the Federal Gov- served to the States, respectively, or to the ernment, and its encroachments upon the re- people. On the 23d May, 1788, South Caroli- served rights of the States, fully justified this na, by a Convention of her People, passed an State in then withdrawing from the Federal Ordinance assenting to this Constitution, Union; but in deference to the opinions and and afterwards altered her own Constitution, wishes of the other slaveholding States, she to conform herself to the obligations she had forbore at that time to exercise this right. undertaken. Since that time, these encroachments have Thus was established, by compact be- continued to increase, and further forbear- tween the States, a Government with defined ance ceases to be a virtue. objects and powers, limited to the express And now the State of South Carolina having words of the grant. This limitation left the resumed her separate and equal place among whole remaining mass of power subject to nations, deems it due to herself, to the remaining the clause reserving it to the States or to the Secessionists Were Clear United States of America, and to the nations of people, and rendered unnecessary any speci- the world, that she should declare the immediate fication of reserved rights. causes which have led to this act. We hold that the Government thus estab- In the year 1765, that portion of the British lished is subject to the two great principles Empire embracing Great Britain, undertook asserted in the Declaration of Independence; to make laws for the government of that por- and we hold further, that the mode of its for- tion composed of the thirteen American Col- mation subjects it to a third fundamental onies. A struggle for the right of self-govern- principle, namely: the law of compact. We ment ensued, which resulted, on the 4th of maintain that in every compact between two July, 1776, in a Declaration, by the Colonies, or more parties, the obligation is mutual; that “that they are, and of right ought to be, FREE the failure of one of the contracting parties to AND INDEPENDENT STATES; and that, as perform a material part of the agreement, en- free and independent States, they have full tirely releases the obligation of the other; and power to levy war, conclude peace, contract that where no arbiter is provided, each party alliances, establish commerce, and to do all is remitted to his own judgment to determine other acts and things which independent the fact of failure, with all its consequences. States may of right do.” In the present case, that fact is established They further solemnly declared that when- with certainty. We assert that four- ever any “form of government becomes de- structive of the ends for which it was estab- teen of the States have deliber- lished, it is the right of the people to alter or ately refused, for years past, to abolish it, and to institute a new govern- ment.” Deeming the Government of Great fulfill their constitutional obli- Britain to have become destructive of these gations, and we refer to their ends, they declared that the Colonies “are ab- solved from all allegiance to the British IMAGES COURTESY OF S.C. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY own Statutes for the proof. Crown, and that all political connection be- The Constitution of the Unit- tween them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.” “ARTICLE 1. — His Britannic Majesty ac- and on 17th September, 1787, these Deputies ed States, in its fourth Article, In pursuance of this Declaration of Inde- knowledges the said United States, viz: New recommended, for the adoption of the States, provides as follows: pendence, each of the thirteen States pro- Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Is- the Articles of Union, known as the Constitu- ceeded to exercise its separate sovereignty; land and Providence Plantations, Connecti- tion of the United States. “No person held to service or adopted for itself a Constitution, and ap- cut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, The parties to whom this Constitution was labor in one State, under the pointed officers for the administration of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Caroli- submitted, were the several sovereign States; government in all its departments — Legisla- na, South Carolina and Georgia, to be FREE, they were to agree or disagree, and when laws thereof, escaping into an- tive, Executive and Judicial. For purposes of SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT nine of them agreed the compact was to take other, shall, in consequence of defense, they united their arms and their STATES; that he treats with them as such; effect among those concurring; and the Gen- counsels; and, in 1778, they entered into a and for himself, his heirs and successors, re- eral Government, as the common agent, was any law or regulation therein, League known as the Articles of Confedera- linquishes all claims to the government, pro- then invested with their authority. be discharged from such serv- tion, whereby they agreed to entrust the ad- priety and territorial rights of the same and If only nine of the thirteen States had con- ministration of their external relations to a every part thereof.” curred, the other four would have remained ice or labor, but shall be deliv- common agent, known as the Congress of as they then were — separate, sovereign ered up, on claim of the party to the United States, expressly declaring, in the Thus were established the two great prin- States, independent of any of the provisions first Article “that each State retains its sover- ciples asserted by the Colonies, namely: the whom such service or labor of the Constitution. In fact, two of the States eignty, freedom and independence, and ev- right of a State to govern itself; and the right did not accede to the Constitution until long may be due.” ery power, jurisdiction and right which is not, of a people to abolish a Government when it after it had gone into operation among the by this Confederation, expressly delegated to becomes destructive of the ends for which it the United States in Congress assembled.” other eleven; and during that interval, they This stipulation was so mate- was instituted. And concurrent with the es- each exercised the functions of an indepen- Under this Confederation the war of the tablishment of these principles, was the fact, dent nation. rial to the compact, that with- Revolution was carried on, and on the 3rd September, 1783, the contest ended, and a that each Colony became and was recog- By this Constitution, certain duties were out it that compact would not nized by the mother Country as a FREE, imposed upon the several States, and the ex- definite Treaty was signed by Great Britain, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE. ercise of certain of their powers was re- have been made. The greater number in which she acknowledged the indepen- In 1787, Deputies were appointed by the strained, which necessarily implied their dence of the Colonies in the following terms: States to revise the Articles of Confederation, continued existence as sovereign States. But SEE SECESSION PAGE A9 HAVE YOUR SAY faxed to (803) 771-8468. Include your full name, street address and day and Guest columns should not exceed 700 words and should be sent to of the topic and make persuasive, information-backed arguments. State. We do not guarantee publication, and we do not accept Letters to the editor should not exceed evening phone numbers. cscoppe@thestate.com. letters that are part of organized 200 words and should be sent to All submissions will be edited, and campaigns. stateeditor@thestate.com; mailed to Attachments will not be opened. Columns on state and local topics are writers should be prepared to provide Letters to the Editor, The State, P.O. Because of volume, we cannot preferred. Columnists should documentation for factual information. You can reach the Editorial Box 1333, Columbia, S.C. 29202; or acknowledge receipt of letters. demonstrate authority and knowledge Submissions must be original to The Department at (803) 771-8465.
    • PHOTOJOURNALIST OF THE YEAR All Daily DivisionNATHAN GRAYIndependent Mail
    • JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR All Daily DivisionRENEE DUDLEY The Post and Courier
    • EDITORIAL OR COLUMN IN SUPPORT OF FOI/GOVERNMENT ISSUES Open Division SECOND PLACE The State Cindi Ross Scoppe A Little Sunshine
    • SERIES OF SPORTS ARTICLES Open Division SPORTS SPORTS YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867 YOU R LOCA L SOURCE SINCE 18 67 Aiken Standard INSI Aiken Standard Venus outTHIRD PLACE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 SEE SPORTS AIKENSTANDARD.COM PRACTICE WITH THE PACERS SUNDAY, B SECTIONAiken StandardJeremy Timmerman PHOTO BY BRIAN HAND STAY HYDRATED: Aiken Standard sports writer Jeremy Timmerman, left, shares a water break with USC Aiken and former South Aiken soccer player Michael Poole. Pacers in better shapePracticing with USC Aiken SWING AND A MISS: Aiken Standard STAFF PHOTO BY CAM HUFFMAN than Standard writer BY JEREMY TIMMERMAN jtimmerman@aikenstandard.com I learned a couple of things at USC Aik- en’s men’s soccer practice on Wednesday. First of all, eating even a small dinner USC Aiken too talented less than an hour and a half before such activity is a terrible idea. Second, the Pacers are in great physical condition, and I am not. For the sake of humor and a creative way to preview some of the USCA athletic for writer to keep pace teams this year, I’ll be practicing with them to hopefully pass along what it is that each team does in preparation for the season. Ten minutes into Wednesday’s practice, I could have told you that what the soccer guys do is an incredible amount of condi- a “great all-around player.” Other returning contributors tioning, sometimes in the form of what we jtimmerman@aikenstandard.com “She’s on track to break all the are sophomore outside hitter Leah called suicides at basketball practice. These USC Aiken kill records if she con- Rodgers, senior right-side/middle are sprints at increasing intervals, partway The good thing about practic- tinues the track she’s going,” Cox hitter Susan MacClary and junior down the field and back to a base line, but ing with the USC Aiken volleyball said, adding that Byers has “lots of setter Ashley Farwell. in soccer, you have to dribble the ball at the team was that I wasn’t too far out help” on this year’s team. Among the new faces expected same time. After a round or two of these of shape for Wednesday’s practice. You know who wouldn’t be to get some playing time is Nicole with sets of jumping drills in between, I Granted, they were having a low- much help as an outside hitter? DeVries, a sophomore transfer at was already gasping for air and pleading for STAFF PHOTO BY CAM HUFFMAN key session with their first match (Pointing to self) This guy. the setter position from East Ten- water. TAKING A BREATHER: Timmerman kneels against Alabama-Huntsville loom- Cox had an illustration for how nessee State who Cox says has a after a drill at USC Aiken men’s soccer ing Friday at noon as a part of the terrible I was at the net. “super-powerful arm swing.” SEE PACERS, 4B practice. Armstrong Atlantic State Tourna- “We could land three helicopters “I’ve got four setters, and they ment in Savannah, Ga. on this court, but Jeremy couldn’t all are competing for spots right I wasn’t completely winded, but land a ball on there,” he said. now,” Cox said of Farwell, DeVries, there were plenty of other parts Junior libero Samantha Lukralle junior Alex Petock and freshman of practice that were beyond my led the Pacers in digs in 2010 with Sheila Walsh. capabilities. 634 and was selected the Peach Belt Walsh is part of a talented trio of To start, the Pacers have a talent- Conference’s Libero of the Year. freshmen, along with outside hitter ed squad, so it’s easy for an outsider Cox said that Lukralle has already Heather Granger and middle hitter to look like they don’t know what established herself as the “best Hannah Tierney, that Cox has been they’re doing. libero in the conference” in just two impressed with in preparations for USCA returns five starters from years of college ball and that she the season. 2010’s roster, including junior out- “allows our system to work.” “All three of the freshmen are side hitter Shannon Byers, who led “It’s great to have that kind of battling for spots right now,” he the Pacers in kills a year ago with defensive stability and ball control said. “You might see two of them in 339 to earn a first-team All-Peach in the back court,” Cox said. the starting lineup.” Belt Conference selection. Lukralle and Byers were selected Head coach Glen Cox called her to the preseason All-PBC team. SEE , 3B
    • SERIES OF SPORTS ARTICLES Open Division SECOND PLACE Aiken Standard Ben Baugh Hoppy Injured
    • SERIES OF SPORTS ARTICLES Open Division 18 CLASSIC COURSES IN S.C. WWW.THESTATE.COM ● THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA ● SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 C5FIRST PLACE The State KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN/KKFOSTER@THESTATE.COM Dunes Golf & Beach Club opened in Myrtle Beach in 1947 and was designed by famed course architect Robert Trent Jones. DUNES DUNES GOLF & BEACH CLUB Dunes 1994-99, Lee Trevino suggested the property would be better suited for the 15th,” said Donna Ed- dington, who was recently promoted to general manag- FROM PAGE C1 condos and town houses. er. “They decided to bring the Colbert, Jay Sigel and Gary At the 1962 U.S. Women’s tournament back (to the McCord — won the Senior Open, Mickey Wright called Dunes), and the usual condi- Tour Championship here on the 13th “a great hole.” But, tioning here is such that we the Atlantic shore. she warned, “You can’t get could have a major champi- “Look at the champions of greedy.” onship six weeks later.” all the tournaments, amateur “The 13th is a hole that you KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN With its clubhouse along Bob Spear and Bob Gillespie and pro, that have been held either love or hate,” Dennis the Atlantic, the Dunes is a here,” longtime member Cec- Nicholl, the Dunes’ current “Look at the popular spot for weddings il Brandon said. “You don’t pro, said. “But I think the and other social functions win here by accident.” more you play it, the more champions of all the with the ocean for a back- you appreciate it. It’s certain- tournaments, drop. But golf always will be THE COURSE’S SAVIOR ly unique; it’s won all the the club’s legacy. AND ITS ‘WATERLOO’ awards for design.” amateur and pro, A walk through its version In the beginning, in the late The hole requires a tee shot of a hall of fame is a walk 1940s, the Dunes experi- along the lake’s shoreline, a that have been held through history. The refur- enced the typical start-up KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN/KKFOSTER@THESTATE.COM second across the water — here. You don’t win bished archives feature trib- struggles for a project with History runs deep at The Dunes, which has hosted and only the longest hitters utes to Jones, the Senior Tour estimated costs of $100,000 numerous prestigious tournaments, including the dream about reaching the here by accident.” champions, D’Angelo and for the golf course and about Senior Tour Championship from 1994 to 1999. green in two. Most require Cecil Brandon Carolyn Cudone, a Dunes $70,000 for a clubhouse. But, three or more strokes to a longtime Dunes member member who was Curtis Cup if nothing else, the founders treacherous green. Many a captain and the winner of five LOCATION: 9000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach had determination. They al- scorecard has been wrecked consecutive USGA Senior Classic Courses in South ways discovered the right HEAD PRO: Dennis Nicholl here, and a plaque at the tee and his bunkering around el- Women’s Amateur titles. person at the right time, may- YARDAGE: Championship tees, 7,195 yards, par 72 commemorates a 22 posted evated greens is classic. “There are a lot of things be a banker who approved a by Charles Bartlett in a golf “A few changes have been the members can be proud $50,000 loan or a man who HOW TO PLAY: As a guest of a member, through a reciprocal writers’ tournament. made through the years, but of,” Eddington said. “The tra- volunteered his employees agreement with other clubs or by staying at one of the mem- The 13th climaxes a three- it’s classic golf,” Nicholls dition here is important. and equipment to help clear ber motels in the Myrtle Beach area. Guest fees range from hole stretch called Alligator said, noting the relocation of That’s something that can’t the land — after the tobacco $100 to $200 depending on the season. Alley, a series that assures the the 11th green and the addi- be bought, and we made sure harvest, of course. FAMOUS HOLES: The horseshoe-shaped 13th, a par 5 that course will be indelibly tion of a second tee box on 18 to preserve and protect it.” But no one would be more etched in a golfer’s memory. that allows the hole to play as The grill added in a 2000 measures 535 yards and winds around Lake Singleton, has important than a Philadel- The 430-yard, par-4 11th re- a dogleg right or dogleg left. clubhouse expansion is, not phia import named Jimmy been nicknamed “Waterloo” — for good reason. Many a quires an approach shot to a “An alternate hole has been surprising, named Waterloo, D’Angelo. good round has been spoiled by a hole that requires three peninsula green, the par-3 added so that if a hole re- and on the wall hangs a huge D’Angelo had been a pro at strong shots — the second over as much of the lake as the 12th is so daunting that the quires maintenance, golfers photograph of the hole that Ocean Forest Country Club, golfer dares — to a multi-tiered green. Equally challenging is back tee, at 245 yards, is nev- can still have 18 in a round. carries the same name. The now Pine Lakes, in the late the 430-yard 11th, the start of Alligator Alley (holes 11, 12 er used, and the 13th speaks Otherwise, the course plays picture emphasizes the chal- 1930s, and the Dunes’ found- and 13), which requires an approach to a peninsula green. for itself. basically the way it was.” lenge the course presents Carolina ers lured him back to Myrtle UNUSUAL FACTS: The Dunes Golf and Beach Club staged the “Making the 11th into a And that is challenging, and creates an unforgettable Beach to sell stock in their first major golf championship in South Carolina, the 1962 dogleg with a second shot to a Jack Bonner said. memory of the way golf has new venture for $525 a share. challenging green ‘made’ the “I caddied for Doug Sand- been — and still is — at the U.S. Women’s Open, won by Murle Lindstrom with a four- Before long, his duties at the hole,” Nicholls said. “And ers for four years (in the Se- Dunes. Grand Strand’s second golf round total of 301. The club also staged the PGA Tour’s what most players don’t nior Tour Championship),” course included those of Senior Tour Championship 1994-99 and the final stage of know is Alligator Alley could he said. “That was a wonder- head golf professional. the 1979 PGA qualifying school, won by Ben Crenshaw. be more difficult. In the archi- ful experience for me, and The media-savvy D’Angelo tect’s original plans, the 13th the players could not get over asked Larry Robinson, a — Bob Spear green was further right and how good the golf course is. friend and golf writer for a the water would have been in The conditioning is really New York newspaper, for ide- play on the approach, too.” outstanding.” as to promote not only the fields of more than 100 es that markets the region. Now, that’s a scary Indeed, the days leading to Dunes but also the Myrtle played annually through Much of that publicity cen- thought. the 1999 Senior Tour Cham- Beach area. Robinson sug- 2005. More important, the tered on the Dunes’13th hole, pionship are telling. The gested holding a testimonial stories that participants a 535-yard, horseshoe- DUNES TO THE tournament had planned to dinner for the course archi- wrote put Myrtle Beach in the shaped par 5 that loops RESCUE end a five-year run at the tect on the Monday of Mas- golf world’s consciousness. around Lake Singleton. For Jones once called the Dunes after the 1998 event, ters week, a day that would “There’s no doubt about good reason, it’s referred to Dunes perhaps the best ex- but Hurricane Floyd pow- allow reporters headed to the value of that publicity,” as “Waterloo.” ample of his philosophy of ered ashore and made the Augusta to attend. said Brandon, a retired ad- “The only way to reach the golf design, which features new site, the TPC at Myrtle From that evolved a golf vertising executive and one green is to charter a boat,” long tee boxes and large, un- Beach, unplayable. The writers’ tournament, which of the developers of Myrtle Dan Jenkins once wrote. dulating greens. His courses Dunes came to the rescue. grew from eight reporters in Beach Golf Holiday, an alli- During the Senior Tour brought water into play more “I came to work here on 1954 to a full-scale event with ance of hotels and golf cours- Championship, played at the than architects of past eras, Sept. 1, 1999, and Floyd hit on KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN Bunkers surrounding an elevated green are characteristic of Jones’ course designs. KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN/KKFOSTER@THESTATE.COM
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Former Police Chief about $14,000 for his vaca- info in kjones4@greenvillenews.com However, Edwards said Gregory said City Coun- Tommy Ellenburg resigned tion and sick time and eight the agency’s current cash PICKENS — Rodney cil received 20 applicants in May after calls, including months of COBRA insur- flow problems are too Gregory has been named for the job and interviewed some from the NAACP, for ance, which totaled about much to include millions more in debt payments. “It’s time to put it to rest,” Edwards said of the the new Pickens city police chief. Gregory has been the in- terim chief since May. Be- six. Gregory said he was ex- cited about the new posi- tion. his dismissal over the use of racial slurs. He served a 15-day un- paid suspension, returned $425 per month. Gregory also served as interim chief during Ellen- burg’s suspension. 4 fires bond issue. “I’m hoping All were near common sense is swirling Eastside High Pickin’ the perfect pumpkin in the wind.” This summer’s cash crunch for the agency By Katie Jones spawned a legislative in- Staff Writer quiry after the department kjones4@greenvillenews.com failed to pay some contrac- tors on time and was late in The Taylors Fire De- its payments to the State partment responded to aTHIRD PLACE Infrastructure Bank. fire at 10:17 p.m. Mon- The agency operates a day night in a wooded $1.1 billion budget, funded area behind Eastside almost entirely by state High, where Kimbrell fuel taxes and federal aid. Road meets Tara Ave- Last week, an internal nue, assistant chief Bob- spreadsheet obtained by by Van Pelt said. GreenvilleOnline.com pro- “It was just another jected periods of negative brush fire,” Van Pelt cash balance in October said. “They said there and December. were flames shooting DOT officials said their into the trees.” summer cash flow prob- There has been a lems were caused by peak “rash” of fires in an area road construction volume, of about 30 to 40 acres of spiking prices in materi- woods behind Eastside als, projects completed High School, the fire sooner than expected be- chief said. cause of good weather and Other fires occurred flat revenues, as well as a there Aug. 31, Sept. 2 failure to properly antici- and 19, said Lt. Michael pate cash needs. Hildebrand with the Transportation Secre- Greenville County Sher-The Greenville News tary Robert St. Onge told iff’s Office. Those fires senators the agency had still are under investiga- taken steps to avoid future tion, he said. cash flow problems but Authorities don’t they might occur next know if any of the four spring and summer. He is are connected or if scheduled to give an up- someone set the fires, he date of the agency’s cash said. flow situation to the board “Fires can start for Thursday morning. any number of reasons,” The commission initia- he said. “That’s part of lly voted to approve the the investigation, to de- bond proposal in April in a termine first if someone move that was not adver- set that fire. And then, if tised to the public in ad- we can determine that vance. yes, someone did setPaul Hyde Edwards made a motion that fire, then we need to at the board’s August determine if it was in- meeting to rescind the tentionally set or acci- bond vote but it was de- dentally set.” feated 4-3, with Commis- Hildebrand said any- sioners Sara Knuckles of one with information Rock Hill and Clifton Park- should call Crime Stop- er of Gaston voting with pers at 23-CRIME. Edwards. Knuckles said would vote again to re- scind the bond proposal. she Cooler “We don’t need it,” she said. “It’s not just because of the cash flow but that’s temps important.” Knuckles said the debt service would come out of move in the agency’s resurfacing funds, which she said are insufficient as is. She also today said some of the projects STAFF REPORTS are not ranked high on DOT’s priority list. Students from Haynesworth Private Cooler temperatures Vice Chairman Eddie School’s K-4 class visit the Mini are in store for the Up- Adams of Seneca said Miracles Pumpkin Patch in Greer. state today through the Tuesday he still had not Students enjoyed a hayride during weekend as a cold front seen the agenda for Thurs- the trip. PHOTOS BY KEN OSBURN/STAFF passes through the day and declined to dis- area, forecasters said. cuss any ideas or propos- The high today als he might have on the is- should be near 65. sue. Showers are likely, “If I do it will be Thurs- mainly before 10 a.m. day,” he said. Mostly sunny condi- Commissioner J. Craig tions are expected later Forrest of Bluffton also in the day. declined to talk about the Tonight, the low issue. should dip to around 42. “Commissioner wards certainly can bring Ed- Firefighters respond to smoke at Wren Elementary Daytime high temper- atures for the remain- up anything he wants to der of the week should bring up,” Forrest said. Staff report ment told her that “we had a be in the 60s, and lows “That’s all I can say at this motor and an air handling will be in the lower 40s, point in time.” After noticing smoke unit blow this morning, and forecasters said. Commissioner Harri- coming from the ceiling in- that was the cause of our Widespread light to son Rearden of Columbia side Wren Elementary at smoke,” she said. moderate rain was ex- said he will disclose how 7:20 a.m., principal Rhonda Students were allowed pected to spread over he will vote on Thursday. Rhodes said they called 911 back in the building at 8:12 the Greenville area Edwards said he will and Anderson County a.m., Rhodes said. Tuesday night, and iso- not make the motion again School District’s mainte- School usually starts at lated to widely scat- after Thursday. nance staff. 7:55 a.m. tered embedded thun- “If I lose this motion, I The building was evacu- “Fortunately, there was derstorms were possi- won’t be making any more ated, and students were re- not much of a delay, and all ble, according to the on the bond issue,” he said. directed as they arrived, of our children were safe,” National Weather Ser- “I think with the financial Rhodes said. Rhoades said. vice. difficulties we’re going Officials accurately sus- Rhodes said no children The storms had the through and the financial pected it had to do with the were pulled out of school as potential for cloud-to- environment, I’m hoping heating and air system, a result and that they fol- ground lightning and lo- we will have the votes to Rhodes said. lowed up with absent stu- Wren Elementary School was evacuated Tuesday after cally heavy rainfall, carry the day.” The Wren Fire Depart- dents and parents. smoke was found in the school. PAUL BROWN forecasters said. Tony Bennett puts his heart into concert By Paul Hyde My Heart in San Francis- on top. nist Lee Musiker, guitarist plause. “I’ll be honest — it’s Arts Writer CONCERT REVIEW co” with his inimitable vel- He then turned around Gray Sargent, upright bass actually 60 years.” phyde@greenvilleonline.com vet-textured voice. and delivered “The Best is player Marshall Wood and He dedicated “The Good on power his voice still re- The heart-breaker Yet to Come” with sass and drummer Harold Jones. Life,” to Lady Gaga. Someone must have told tains when he soars on such “Once Upon a Time,” mean- pizzazz. These are terrific old- How to pick a highlight Tony Bennett that 85 is the songs as “I Wanna Be while, was pure gold. Bennett endows every school jazzers who played amid the magic? new 45. Around” and “For Once in Bennett was fleet of foot word of these melodies with skill, taste and style. At the end of the show, The 85-year-old singer My Life.” as he marched about stage from the Great American Looking dapper as al- Bennett put down his mike breezed through a 90-min- That last standard in time to “Steppin’ Out Songbook with emotion and ways in suit, tie and red and sang “Fly Me to the ute set with remarkable en- earned a much-deserved With My Baby.” meaning. pocket handkerchief, Ben- Moon” without am- ergy and his legendary pol- shout of “You still got it!” He sang Charlie Chap- Bennett’s daughter, An- nett was an engaging host, plification, accompanied ished style Tuesday night from someone in the near- lin’s “Smile” not as a super- tonia, was present as well blowing kisses to the wom- only by Sargent’s guitar, at Peace Center. capacity audience. ficial self-help jingle but to add her charming voice en, saluting the men and his voice reaching into the It was a concert for the No one can caress a lyric with all the heartfelt hope to a few duets, including eliciting several standing Peace Center’s balcony and local history books. quite like Bennett. He of a man who has known his Stephen Sondheim’s “Old ovations. beyond — a spellbinding Yes, age does take a toll, crooned “The Shadow of full share of ups and downs Friends.” “You know, I’ve been moment. but what’s marvelous about Your Smile,” “The Way You (big hits and also drug ad- Bennett was accompa- singing for 50 years now,” Age takes a toll. But Bennett is how much clari- Look Tonight” and “I Left diction) but has come out nied only by a quartet: pia- he said to a roar of ap- class endures.
    • CRITICAL WRITING NSCENE.COM ____________________________________________ Thursday, May 12, 2011.21E All Daily Division Provocative ‘Alleged’ falls short in taking on famed Scopes trial BY BILL THOMPSON bthompson@postandcourier.com 26E.Thursday, March 10, 2011___________________________________________ CHARLESTONSCENE.COM __________________________________________________ The Post and Courier I t is not the job of film- 4E.Sunday, January 30, 2011__ makers to provide audi- ences with answers, but rather to prompt them to ask Movie essaysSECOND PLACE their own questions when they leave the theater. By presenting an alterna- honest, tive take on the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, the fittingly Attorney General Tom Stewart (played by Frank Zieger PROVIDED addictive titled “Alleged” takes to task III, at left) sits with William Jennings Bryan (played by THE NEW BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF FILM. By the traditional view of events, Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson) in court. David Thomson. Knopf. 1,076 pages. $40. embodied in Stanley Kram- er’s famed 1960 melodrama film festival Allowing for devotees of ble here to be believed. Just as the writings of the late Pau- “Inherit the Wind,” largely for movie the sensibilities of the towns- line Kael, who sometimesOr- review seem to regard her as the fudging the facts. folk seem a trifle too mild CLASSICSacle, theremotion pictures PHOTOS BY SONY PICTURES books on are three principal By extension, director Tom ★★★ (of 5) Paul Giamatti (left) and and open-minded for a Bible that shouldlibrary.any serious graceThe Post and film buff’s Hines’ new film, written and Dustin Hoffman in “Barney’s James Agee’s “On Film” Belt backwater, circa 1925. offers as concise, witty and produced by Frederick Foote, the schools of Tennessee, as Version.” The film’s portrait of Darrow dium as any book yet writ- individual a look at the me- seeks to counter what it views something of a manufactured (Brian Dennehy) is a mixed ten. And it still feels fresh. Though somewhat dated as the perpetuation of myths “show” trial whose principal bag. Though some attempt is now, “The Filmgoer’s Com- panion” by the late British regarding one of the most aim was to put tiny Dayton, made to give the renowned Film Festival review: historian and critic Leslie Halliwell remains indispens- misunderstood, and mis- Tenn., on the map after the defense lawyer some dimen- able, a warm and observant personal tribute to the represented, court cases in economically disastrous clos- sion, in the end the character movies that makes up in en- thusiasm and encyclopedic American history. ing of a local mine. is, well, unevolved.Courier knowledge what it may lack Impressive cast carries in intellectual rigor. But for all its strengths Scopes, who wasn’t even And the screenplay badly Then there’s the latest — fine period detail, solid a biology teacher, was per- misses the mark when it (fifth) edition of David Thomson’s “The New performances — “Alleged” suaded to volunteer to be comes to the caustic col- Biographical Dictionary of sharp ‘Barney’s Version’ Film,” less a reference book has too many shallow charac- prosecuted, essentially for umnist and iconoclast H.L. than a compendium of high- brow biographical essays. terizations and a slant that, at publicity’s sake, while the Mencken (Colm Meaney), a Addictive, mercilessly honest and sometimes maddening, times, is as heavy-handed as fabled antagonists William more complicated figure than it is also invaluable, a well- spring for countless debates. the one it critiques. Jennings Bryan and Clarence the unprincipled cartoon Thomson’s judgments are not immutable; with each The trial and the hullabaloo Darrow were recruited to vie character shown here. new edition he reconsid-Bill Thompson ers and revises his analyses BY BILL THOMPSON surrounding it are the back- with each other in court. Ashley Johnson and Na- over-the-top even if done strictly of filmmakers inin theof light drop to a love story involving “Alleged” offers a useful than West give the movie the their latest work or as new for effect. Though played to its case bthompson@postandcourier.com movie review a pair of appealing fictional corrective in debunking the hilt, it is as the young small- charm discordant when held of active figures, thoughts emerge with regard to luminaries of the past. If every man’s memory is his ★★★½ (of 5) characters who, in the end, image of Bryan depicted in againstjournalists whose of film. of San Francisco, now push- town the tenor of the rest The British-born resident private literature, as Al- DIRECTOR: Richard J. Lewis. stand for love, honor and “Inherit the Wind” as a re- romantic “Barney’s Version” may ing 70, can write is uncom- To some, relationship is parable flair. He with incom- dous Huxley surmised, the STARRING: Paul Giamatti, journalistic integrity in the actionary arch-conservative, threatened by events, while suffer somewhat in comparison to monly probing, insightfulun- and well-versed as well as fractured narrative of one Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund face of cynical maneuverings. revealing him as a man who aThompson and Dennehy “Thetrarian view and never given previous Richler adaptation, sparing, oft favoring a con- Barney Panofsky is both fascinat- Pike, Minnie Driver. But there’s more to “Alleged” fought for numerous liberal are fine actors, giving good Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” to following mere fashion. RATED: R for language and (1974) with Richard Dreyfuss in (see the author’sas persuasive Few writers are ing and not entirely trustworthy. than that. causes. Yet it glosses over his value here. But they are not critiques of A producer of second-rate TV some sexual content. The film is spot-on in its staunch and unwavering reli- the lead. But this, in most respects, Cary Grant and Robert film Fredric March and Spencer chum as the greatest of Mit- fare for the aptly named Totally RUN TIME: 2 hours, 12 min. description of the Scopes gious fundamentalism. And, is matching apples with oranges. actors) orall the arts impinge Tracy, whose portraits made the ways as conversant in Unnecessary Productions, a Mon- WHAT DID YOU affair, and the battle over though ably played by Fred The playthe Wind” a feast of “Inherit off of memory, its time on film. Though Thomson seldom treal-based company, Panofsky is THINK?: Find this teaching human evolution in Thompson, he is a bit too no- shifts and its acting. superlative deceptions, is well- slipswarmsentimentality, he into can you with a gener- a singularly unpleasant and self- review at www. conceived, and Lewis juggles the ous remark or dazzle with absorbed fellow, disinclined to ex- charlestonscene. Rosamund Pike stars as Miriam. balls effectively, though there are an accumulation ofbe infu- detail. He also can critical amining his motives or actions and com and offer your opinion times when the structure of the riatingly dismissive about someone whose work you’ve prone to mistreatment of all who of the film. film seems almost as messy as Gia- admired for decades. Opin- surround him. We’ve seen Giamatti turn in so suffering wife, her portrait of Mir- matti’s character. Perhaps this is ionated? Excruciatingly at at times, delightfully so so Yet Panofsky is not entirely un- many impressive performances iam Grant-Panofsky is touching by design, having the story mirror others. acknowledgments On the sympathetic. exceedingly canny casting. With over the past decade or so that one and complex. What doesn’t fully Panofsky’s world view. It is, after page, Thomson againall time: his three favorites of lists Moving back and forth in time on Paul Giamatti a perfect (if dishev- more seems, “Oh, by the way.” But convince is what so intelligent and all, Barney’s version. Howard Hawks’ 1940 screw- a slipstream of memory (and delu- eled) fit for the title role, the film this rendering owns subtle grada- accomplished a woman as Miriam Sharp-eyed devotees of the Ca- ball jewel,Truffaut’s 1969 Francois “His Girl Friday”; sion), Panofsky — impulsive, hard- also benefits immensely from its tions and nuances that few but sees in a schmuck like Panofsky, nadian cinema doubtless will be Cornell Woolrich Mermaid”; tion, “Mississippi adapta- drinking and irascible — finds that supporting players: Dustin Hoff- Giamatti can summon, and he apart from the flattery of his obses- amused at cameos by several of its and Jacqueson magic and meditation Rivette’s 1974 he and the fates are seldom in ac- man as Panofsky’s amiably rough- seems to do so effortlessly. He cap- sive courtship of her. A courtship, leading directors: Atom Egoyan, memory, “Celine and Julie Go Boating.” cord. His only steadfast companion edged father, Minnie Driver as his tured a 2011 Golden Globe for Best by the way, which begins at the David Cronenberg and Denys Ar- Eccentric tastes? Not at all. is his own self-pity. excruciatingly annoying second Actor in a Comedy, yet “Barney’s reception of Barney’s wedding to cand. What they may not get in the But characteristic of the man and his wide-ranging but de- Compressing the late Mordecai wife, Saul Rubinek (in a brief Version” is very much at the black another woman. end, however, is the point of the finable more than 20 books With tastes. Richler’s sprawling 1997 novel but morbidly funny part), Bruce end of the spectrum, a landscape in It is Pike and Greenwood who movie. to his credit, Thomson is no less substantial for being pro- “Barney’s Version” into one small Greenwood as Panofsky’s romantic which Giamatti is equally adroit. are a naturally matched set, which Richler assayed Canadian-Jewish lific. He has just as keen an but succulent movie was no small rival, Scott Speedman as his alleged Of late, Pike has revealed increas- both the audience and the ever-in- pride (and self-loathing) with par- appreciation for the nuances of comedy as the gravitas of feat. But apart from a savvy ad- best friend Boogie, Mark Addy as ing range as an actress, a quality secure Panofsky quickly discern. ticular aplomb, but his characters drama. He is anpictures and lover of motion unabashed aptation by screenwriter Michael the brutish Detective O’Hearne also witnessed in another 2011 The one character that does not were more reflective. one of the most trenchant writers we have. Konyves and the generally sure- and, above all, Rosamund Pike as Charleston Film Festival entry, seem to fit in the proceedings is handed direction of Richard J. Panofsky’s third and most dutiful “Made in Dagenham.” Despite the Driver’s, a shrill caricature of a Reach Bill Thompson at 937- – Reviewer Bill Thompson, Book review editor for Lewis, the film benefits most for spouse. standard-issue traits of the long- Jewish-Canadian Princess that is 5707. The Post and Courier
    • CRITICAL WRITING All Daily Division 4E.Sunday, June 12, 2011 _____FIRST PLACE ‘Fiery Trial’ explores Lincoln’s politics ‘Leeches’ THE FIERY TRIAL: Abraham has written extensively on the deal with Lincoln’s personal will leave The Post and Courier Lincoln and American Slav- Civil War period. You would life. For sure, that subject has ery. By Eric Foner. Norton. 448 pages. $29.95. think he’d know better. The book, though, takes a particular tack. It focuses on been thrashed over and over again, but a dovetailing of the two might have made for a readers Nearly 15,000 entries for books about Abraham Lin- how the politics of the time shaped Lincoln’s views of more complete depiction. Maybe the most telling pas- dizzied coln are listed on Amazon. African-Americans and his sage in the book is almost an LEECHES. By David Albahari. com alone. His papers are on actions regarding slavery, aside, reporting how visitors Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. file and available online at the eventually steering him to trying to influence Lincoln in 309 pages. $24. Bo Petersen Library of Congress. You can the Emancipation Proclama- the White House invariably Ever wait around for some- find a day-by-day record of tion. came away persuaded that he one to get to the point while what he did, literally a jour- The two party extremes that was on their side, no matter he or she goes off on a tan- nal, online at thelincolnlog. dominated the debate then which side they were on. gential diatribe that rattles org. have more than a few unset- Lincoln comes off as a and rattles away without ever With all that overload, a lot tling echoes to the divisions shrewd politician who made a really getting there? Imagine 309 pages of it. of recent writing about the in today’s politics. career — and, literally, history No paragraph breaks. No president is little more than This is a historian’s work, an — reading and reacting to the chapters. No quote marks reinterpretation. exhaustively detailed analysis. public will. around the dialogue. Just one Into this morass wades Eric sity history professor and past The political focus adds some interminable meandering Foner with “The Fiery Trial.” president of the American keen insight to the historic re- – Reviewer Bo Petersen, musing of a fog of religious visions, hallucinations, mari- Foner is a Columbia Univer- Historical Association who cord. But Foner largely doesn’t a writer for The Post and Courier juana, mathematical equa- tions and hate acts. It sends the reader careening down the alleys of Belgrade like the pinball mind of the lead character, an op-ed writer in volatile Serbia in the 1990s. He is either so pathetically Less would be more in ‘Finding’ stoned, out-of-his-head mad or caught up in an — wait for it — ancient Kabbalist ritual to free a skinhead-tormented Jewish community from anti- FINDING EVERETT RUESS: David Roberts has a real of reversal-on-top-of-reversal Semitism. Waiting for it is The Life and Unsolved Dis- adventure to relate. But it’s surprises from the searches what happens for most of this appearance of a Legendary half-buried in a rock slide of for Ruess, including Roberts’ novel. By the shock at the end, the Wilderness Explorer. By Da- marginal information. own. reader is left as dizzied as the vid Roberts. Broadway Books. Ruess is the teenager who But the middle chapters plod effusive lead character. But 369 pages. $25. wandered with supply mules on like the mules the explorer there are crime novels that be- across the Southwest desert leads, dragging the reader gin with shockers such as that. Maybe it’s the translation. It’s the 80,000-word im- mesas, canyons and moun- across boulders of repetitive Maybe this is one of those passe. tains in the 1930s, then mys- passages of character analysis, very good stories that just The rule of law in today’s teriously vanished in one of unrelated details and tedious doesn’t appeal to all review- chewed-to-the-bone book its remotest stretches. He’s be- examinations of the public ers. David Albahari is a publishing world is that an come one of those emblematic reaction to the wanderer and talented writer capable of descriptions such as a lamp’s author has to produce a mini- figures of wilderness explora- his disappearance. Way too weak light that could pass for mum 60,000-80,000 words if tion and back-to-nature lov- much of it is so marginal that a thin dusk and observations he or she expects to be pub- ers, an almost mythical figure it evidently just fills space. such as nothing rots quicker lished. Any less, the thinking who inspires other trekkers. That makes for a rocky ride. than language. His writing carries a lot of is, and the tome won’t look Roberts, himself an ac- A shorter book would have the ethereal quality of medi- weighty enough for readers complished hiker, captures been one of those straight- evalist novelist Umberto Eco. to fork over the sort of money a lot of that, including the through reads. In a world without an Umber- they would spend on lunch. “Clover.” A rule is a rule. stark landscapes and quirky to Eco, it would be singular. But there is an Eco. Never mind the slender suc- And it’s the biggest problem characters Ruess met with. He – Reviewer Bo Petersen, cesses such as Dori Sanders’ with “Finding Everett Ruess.” ends the story with a stunner a writer for The Post and Courier – Reviewer Bo Petersen, a writer for The Post and Courier
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