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  • 1. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING All Daily Division HACKER STEALS RESIDENTS’ DATA Breathtaking heist exposes 387,000 credit, 3.6 million Social Security numbers Earlier breaches may have MORE ON THE STORY »» Not the first time Earlier breaches may have affected 410,000, 7A Profit driven Hackers turn data into cash, 4A affected 410,000 in stateSECOND PLACE: Many involved health care of the notices sent to af- fected consumers. A public access to the names. financial organizations turned in 12 breach no- organizations, agency report says breach is defined as the The law requires ev- tices affecting almost unauthorized access of ery business or agency 19,000 consumers; and By Tim Smith The report doesn’t in- items containing per- reporting to them to noti- other industries submit- Capital Bureau clude the most recent fis- sonal identifying infor- fy affected customers or ted 29 notices affecting cal year, or the database mation. It doesn’t neces- residents. about 17,000 residents, theft earlier this year of sarily mean the informa- The law went into ef- according to the data COLUMBIA — South almost 230,000 records tion was actually stolen fect in July 2009, al- from Consumer Affairs. Carolina state agencies from the Department of or misused. though some companies A total of six breaches and businesses over a Health and Human Ser- Some organizations reported breaches for were reported last year three-year period report- vices, said Juliana Har- didn’t report numbers of 2008 as well. but the number of people ed dozens of computer se- ris, spokeswoman for the people affected, officials The agency has so far affected far exceeded curity breaches that po- agency. said, so the actual num- received a total of 56 no- previous years, accord- tentially could affect at State law requires ber could be much high- tices of computer breach- ing to the report, which least 410,000 people, a re- businesses or govern- er. es with a total impact of doesn’t detail any conse- port obtained by Green- ment agencies to report The report doesn’t list 410,865 residents, ac- quences of the breaches. shows. computer security the names of businesses cording to the report. Health-care organiza- Much of that, accord- breaches to the Consum- or government agencies Of the 56 disclosures, tions alone reported The Greenville News ing to a report by the state er Affairs Office if the reporting the security the health-care industry, 325,000 people impacted Department of Consum- potential impact is at breaches. such as hospitals, submit- from three security er Affairs, came from least 1,000 people. ted nine notices affecting breaches in 2011, accord- health care organizations They must also notify has filed a South Carolina 340,000 residents. Gov- ing to the data. last year, which reported the major credit bureaus Freedom of Information ernment agencies sub- breaches affecting a pos- and include the timing, Act request, which the mitted six breaches af- sible 325,000 people. distribution and content agency required, to gain fecting 35,000 residents; WARNING cies have already strengthened their infor- tion security system is only a function of how well above the others, four or five in the middle employees with duties that require such access. mation security, and bad somebody wants to and two agencies with Updated tools now al- Continued from Page 1A we’re not going to stop look at it. I can assure more substantive find- low officials to identify until we have the strong- you, if somebody wants ings. personal information Motor Vehicles told law- est information-security to get into your system, He would not disclose contained in emails. makers that foreign practices in the country.” they can get into your the identities of the agen- And a new policy on hackers were attacking Lindsey Kremlick, system. The question is cies or the exact details outside employment “is Tim Smith, David Dykes, his agency’s computer spokeswoman for the how much time, energy but said he will eventual- designed to deter em- systems on a daily basis, state Budget and Control and commitment they ly release his reports. ployees from improperly trying to get into data- Board, which houses the have and how hard are He said the Depart- benefiting from their po- bases that contained a state’s information tech- you going to make it for ment of Revenue is sition and/or the data treasure trove of driver nology office, said there them to minimize that among the nine reviewed they may have access personal information. is no centralized comput- risk. There is no risk-less but would not discuss his to,” according to the In April, a state Medi- er system for state agen- system.” findings yet, saying he agency’s summary ob- caid employee was cies in South Carolina, State Law Enforce- wants permission from tained by GreenvilleOn- Gov. Nikki Haley expressed her anger charged with six counts making it impossible to ment Division Chief law enforcement first. Friday towards a hacker who breached of violating confidential- ity and Medicaid laws af- ter authorities accused know exactly how many security breaches have occurred. Mark Keel said South Carolina is not unique in attempts by hackers to Common problems The most common At the Department Tim Smith Employment and Work- By of force, remote access to bureau Capital Government remedy Department of Revenue information. At right is state Department of Revenue him of transferring rec- ords on nearly 230,000 Medicaid patients to his “Agencies indepen- dently manage their own information technology breach computer securi- ty at state agencies. “It’s nationwide,” he problems he found, he said, were that agencies did not have a response computer systems is now COLUMBIA — secured using a “best- The first intrusion practices” authentica- unnoticed by any began in August, SPEAK OUT frustrates residents Director James Etter. HEIDI HEILBRUNN/STAFF email account and then including data, applica- said. “Systems are con- plan in case of a security tion, controls have been officials operating the Department By David Dykes sending a copy to another tions, security and infra- stantly being hit trying to breach, lacked adequate implemented to revokecomputer system, » Go to Greenville MAKING YOUR person. structure,” she said. find a way into them, security for the paper of Revenue’s access to computer sys- Staff Writer VOICE HEARD WHAT YOU CAN DO And in August, the “Agencies are not re- whether it’s just to plant a records that contain con- tems once an employee is not far from the which is located Eric Connor and Facebook to tell us A crush of South Carolina the deluge of calls from resi- Taxpayers are being asked to call 1-866-578- University of South Car- quired to utilize the Bud- virus or whatever. That’s fidential information and terminated, security has the State Law En- headquarters of Hackers can make money off data olina’s College of Educa- get and Control Board’s just a constant thing that did not regularly search been forcement Division. increased over how you think the residents, confused and wor- dents who were urged by Gov. 5422 to determine if their information is tion disclosed that rec- Division of State Infor- we see.” for personal information By the time the computer state handled the stored paper documents ried about their vulnerability, Nikki Haley and others to vis- affected. Due to high call volume on Friday, ords of 34,000 students, mation Technology’s Marcos Vieyra, chief that might be stored in and officials are scan- the U.S. Secret Ser- crimes office of security breach and if did what their governor it the firm’s website or call to many residents reported being unable to get faculty and researchers (DSIT) IT services. For information security of- multiple computer files. ning all computers used they should do more. had been exposed during these reasons, we cannot ficer for the University Maley characterized in the agency’s SCWorks a problem on Oct.By Byron Acohido vice discovered urged them to do Thecalling a ondetermine if theiraround an onlinethrough, but state officials say the service is ernment databases. in first hinges ground that revolves informa- ta thief is running and also on market a security breach by an accurately provide an in- of South Carolina, said at- the findings as problems 10, foreign hacker had taken aUSA TODAY join the centers foraany personal And toll-freegullibility, the other on moderatetion is and efficient asworking to add operators. human number for identity marketplace as conditions.” overseas hacker. with the “icing” of com- database from the Revenue De- discussion on Twitter information. hacking skills: protection, quickly over- eBay. Buyers added and are “We have of stolen data include Recent chatter in the cyber under- ■ Spear phishing. From But even after that, of- puter security rather partment’s computers exposing 3.6their tracks while cracking into compa-whelming the system. society’s per-still in the process ofinformationac- ground suggest that money launderers At the Department of Cyber criminals’ expertise at hiding with the hashtag crime rings that use the vasive use of web commerce and social hijack funds from online adding financial to may be having some difficulty hiring INSIDE ficials believed the “It’s been my experience that your than with the “cake.” #schacked. Labor, million Social Security numbersny and government networks has ad- networks officials social engineering:more operators in orderusing stolen mules, who sometimes carry out the Licensing and State has arisen said they counts. Others specialize in to an- state’s computers, at Davis said the re- Regulation, pending use least those operated by information security system is only sponse plan is important and 387,000 credit and debit cardvanced considerably over the past dec-wereability for a data thief to extensivelyswer taxpayers’ series of online ac- risky final step of extracting cash from policies will provide for the scrambling with an identities to set up calls,” said ade. profile a targeted victim and subse- counts through which to launder illicit the last of series of counterfeited online Gov. Nikki Haley’s 16 a function of how bad somebody because it’s more a mat- numbers, one of SEE MORE more monitoring of In- the largest com- Data thieves today commonly alteridentity-protection into clicking on online cash transfers. quently fool that person firm to Abby .......................4D Obituaries ..............6B accounts. cabinet agencies, were ter of when than if an ternet puter breaches in the state or na-the fonts, web addresses and strings ofadd infected attachment or web link. usage, officials an operators to respond to Recently, PROTECT, Page 7A has See stolen identity data “There may not be enough takers (for Area news ..............1B Religion..................2D safely protecting data wants to look at it.” agency will be hacked. tion. are working on a mecha- alphanumeric video from their attack » Watch characters in ■ The infection turns control of the come under rising demand from tax stolen data) in the black market,” Cobb Automotive............1F Sports ......................1C with personal informa- STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL PATRICK MALEY “There is so much ef- The breathtaking breach hascode to throwa lot of spoofing the scent. victim uses over or the attacker. If the len names, addresses and Social Securi- says. nism for generating doc- “There is investigators off the governor’s and head victim’s PC his to her computer for fraudsters. One popular caper uses sto- Bridge.....................4D attempting to Security experts say Television...............4D tion. fort now to steal this data launched a high-stakes interna-fakes going on topress it seem like an at- work, the intruder now has a foothold to ty numbers to generate faked tax re- get the victimized company Things to to uments that limits and afternoon make Business..................6A or agency do..........8D In fact, records show, and get this data,” Davis logs all user activity, and tackconference and view State had warnings is originating from a different re- probe an organization’s network, map turns. Refunds get directed to a debit pay a ransom for the return of stolen da- building security is being investigation andgion,” timeline Baumgartner, senior se- the location of key databases and pilfer card account — set up with a stolen iden- taClassifieds ..............6D U.S./World .............2A tional criminal Ron Barnett by the time Department said. “You just can’t pro- a says Kurt of the is rare. of Revenue computers ventory of all statewide tacks by hackers on his tect it 100 percent of the audited and restrictedNikki Haley, whosecurity researcher at Kaspersky Lab. prompted Gov. were successfully computer systems, system are “extremely time. And you can’t pro- on an as-needed state’s response to more sophis- data, typically over the course of months tity — then used to make cash withdraw- isComics ....................5D because .....................8A based administration had another mas- Generally speaking, the or even years. card is that the thief controls. A debit “The selling of data backVoices a higher risk strategy, to someone it’s a the attack, the Lifestyle ..................1D Weather .................5B hacked, state Inspector spending information re- common.” He said hack- tect it from every effort.” sive theft of confidential informa-ticated cyber attacks that are being con- basis for work outside ■ SQL injection attacks. SQL hacks als at an ATM. By Tim Smith And the former FBI agent one-off attempt to cash in that’s much General Patrick Maley lated to computer securi- ers are drawn to college Maley said each agen- normal hours. another cabinet agency ear-ducted daily for criminal gain appear to involve querying Bureau tion at governor’s executive the databases underly- Last July, the Treasury Inspector easier to trace,” Cobb says. originate in Russia, while “noisier” at- ing a web Capitalpage until a database hiccupsdirected for Tax Administration issued a General by Gov. Nikki Haley Another reason a data thief might try had already delivered a letter to Haley informing ty, or statistics related to security breaches for the computer systems for their open networks, fast cy was asked whether it had experienced comput- lier this year, to order an assess-tacks tend and learn more other na- and accepts an injection of maliciousto report showing that the IRSafter to pre- to sell stolen data back toHigh 72 And at the Depart- ment of Transportation, order to originate from review the system failed a the victim about the security tions in Asia and Eastern Europe, tech code. Up until— The warnings COLUMBIA early 2008, SQL hacksseries of breaches at agencies Low 51 vent 1.5 million potentially fraudulent would be if the data is of a highly sensi- her that his review of state.” Internet access and pro- er security breaches or Social ment of all the state’s computersecurity experts say. Security numbers were done manually, one web site at a tax returns from being processed last tive nature, such that certain parties threat from hackers. nine cabinet agencies, in- She said computer at- prietary research data. loss of information. have systems. been eliminated The cutting-edge Russian attackswere there. time. In the spring of 2008, a bright hack-said with some refunds to identity would be highly motivated to pay a ran- year, resulting in resignation cluding the Department tacks are a continuing Preventing breaches, Davis said officials re- Many questions remain unan-tend to be stealthy, while noisy attacks er came up with aa hacker was that if a of more than $5.2 billion. The In- som, Baumgartner observes. Alterna- from all reports and en- But even as way to quickly locate thieves hacker wanted to get of Revenue, had found threat for any organiza- he said, “is a constant ported such instances cryption has been added swered. Officials are still unsuretend to be persistent and resilient.cracking into weakly-protected data-into a system estimated that the IRS tively, the thiefCirculation hotline thousands of the state De- spector General bad enough, could simply be bluffing, them to be in “substantial tion operating computer struggle.” were “rare.” compliance with sound systems. Maley said he dis- “Other than one or two the state’s system is entirely but-“Noisy attacks areon all more prevalentpartment of Revenuetechnique isthen no system is safe. theft over he Two things are 800-736-7136 onto files with personal information. and less stealthy much bases and automatically inject them could issue $21 billion in fraudulent tax sorts of opera- with malicious code. That data- refunds as a result of identity says. certain: Information Classified Ads 298-4221 computer security prac- “These threats exist counted four agencies records getting compro- toned up. And investigators and thetional levels,” Baumgartner says. “Andbase, the top expert for the Maley said one issue now widely used to crack into weakly the next five years.the director In February, Technology is complex and data thieves © Copyright 2012 tices.” for individuals, all levels from his review because mised here and there, that hegovernor declined to answer anytheykeep returning to their the attackersstateand government web comput- found is that while will tend to be prolonged; target, some- ny protected databases underlying compa-of the state Department variety are endlessly inventive at cashing in. Co. hired to assess “We’re seeing a considerable of Greenville News-Piedmont Haley in April had of government and pri- they did not have any per- none of them reported all the agencies have times for years.” er the Internet. 16 agencies all across in the ways in whichinto money,” says stand the formatGannettstored data and security at sites was turning stolen data cyber thieves are “Some dataA owners don’t fully under- of their Newspaper threatened to fire any su- vate industry that oper- sonal information stored anything over the past computer security poli- See HACK, Page 4A There are two main ways criminals le-sounding notes of confidence. See WARNING, Page 7A 136th year No. 251 • 36 pages Most often data thieves are in the hunt Stephen Cobb, security analyst at antivi- can be fooled into thinking an attacker pervisor of any of her ate computer systems,” on anyone other than em- five or 10 years,” he said. cies and training pro- verage the intrinsic anonymity of the In- for information they can quickly sell to rus firm ESET. “It’s based on the type of has data when Printed not,” Baumgartn- they do on recycled paper.Hackers steal residents’ data cabinet agencies if anoth- she said. “However, most ployees. Maley said agencies grams on security, they ternet to crack into company and gov- the highest bidder in a cyber under- data stolen, the type of operations the da- er says. er database security attempts are blocked He also did not review “were fixing things that are not uniform. breach occurred and through hardware and security around the De- needed to be fixed.” That’s because the asked Maley to check the software measures, user partment of Health and state has 100 agencies, security at each of her agencies’ computer sys- behavior and system monitoring.” Human Services because consultants were already Agency actions Some of the nine agen- boards, universities and colleges with computer HACK monitoring tools. On Oct. 16, Mandiant discovered that four intrusions had oc- curred and that data was taken on Sept. tems. examining what hap- cies reported reporting systems, he said, with no “State government is ‘No risk-less pened in the database back to the governor on one security policy or au- Continued from Page 1A 13. The firm continues to work to deter- entrusted with vital per- system’ theft and would make actions they had taken thority controlling each. substantive questions about the investi- mine what exactly was taken and wheth- sonal information from Maley, a former FBI recommendations. said they had done many However, he said the gation — including whether the database er numbers were stolen or just exposed. South Carolinians, it’s agent, told GreenvilleOn- For the others, he said things to tighten securi- information technology may have been copied and whether tax- “We’re making great progress,” said our job to secure that per- that a system’s his office examined each ty, while others men- committee has devel- payers paid a ransom to the hacker to re- Marshall Heilman, director of the firm. sonal information, and security has to be viewed agency based on nine tioned more of what they oped uniform standards trieve it. “Those investigations are measured in that’s why the governor in terms of the risk the system security stan- already had in place. that may soon be recom- Haley administration officials, the weeks and months, not hours and days.” State Law Enforcement Division and the Keel and the Secret Service’s Wil- asked Inspector General operators are willing to dards used by a state in- The Department of mended to all agencies Secret Service disclosed the breach pub- liams refused to answer questions about Patrick Maley to review assume. formation technology Health and Human Ser- and schools. licly on Friday, raising questions about the investigation in an exclusive inter- information security at “I feel like they have a committee made up of vices, for instance, has “There were no gap- why officials kept it shrouded in secrecy view with and cabinet agencies and fundamentally sound in- chief information offi- instituted new data ac- ing holes of the security while the records of millions of the state’s WLTX in Columbia, which first received make recommendations formation security sys- cers from various agen- cess and security poli- systems of these 16 agen- residents were nakedly exposed, and a tip about the breach, including the for how to strengthen it,” tem based on the risk,” he cies and universities. cies, including policies to cies,” he said. “But there whether the system was now secure and country where they believe the hacker Haley spokesman Rob said of the cabinet agen- What he and investiga- restrict access to data to were areas to improve.” whether taxpayers remain at risk. resides. Godfrey told Greenville- cies. tor George Davis found, The juxtaposition of the public mes- “It would be inappropriate for me to sages by Haley and her administration comment,” Keel said. “We have a very “It’s been my experi- he said, was a bell curve on Friday were at times jarring. State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said authorities were “making every sensitive investigation. Obviously, we “Many cabinet agen- ence that your informa- of results — two or three While one moment seeking to reas- effort that we can to bring someone to justice for this breach.” HEIDI HEILBRUNN/STAFF are making every effort that we can to sure residents, the governor at other bring someone to justice for this breach. points implored them with a visible de- will be borne by the taxpayer. State gov- policy, the agencies were basically sound And it would be inappropriate for me to gree of urgency to call a toll-free number ernment is paying for the cost of the and the Revenue Department’s system comment any further.” and enroll in a credit-protection service credit-protection service for millions of was the “best” among them. Keel said it’s not known “who is a vic- being offered as a salve. residents and the burden to taxpayers By then, the hacker had taken the tim and who is not yet. That part is very The service, however, was quickly couldn’t be determined by GreenvilleOn- database. frustrating. These things don’t surprise overwhelmed with callers. The website on Friday. Officials refused to go into details of me any more. We hear about these things to which officials directed residents Reactions from taxpayers ranged what they have so far discovered about happening all the time. We obviously hat- wasn’t able to process those with ques- from shock and concern to resigned eye- how the breach occurred and who was ed it happened in South Carolina. But it’s tions and by Friday afternoon the toll- rolling about their government in Colum- behind it, but said the August intrusion bad no matter where it affects people.” free number wasn’t accepting any more bia. was basically a scouting mission by the Etter said Mandiant is working to de- calls. “It seems like just more of the same,” hacker. termine exactly what information was The breach, officials said, potentially said Randall Young of Greenville. “You “To the best of our knowledge, it was taken as opposed to just exposed. affects anyone who has filed a state tax read about it every day. It’s nothing new.” kind of a look-see, what’s here,” said As the investigation into the breaches return since1998. Even weeks into the in- He added, “I don’t think anything’s really James Etter, director of the Department continues, Haley ordered an assessment vestigation and during Friday’s public secure. The hackers are as smart as the of Revenue. “They were not doing any- of the entire state system of computers to unveiling of it, law enforcement investi- people who program it.” thing with the data in August. They got in, see if they, too, are vulnerable to similar gators and Haley administration offi- Some residents expressed doubt ‘Now, let’s see what we’ve got.’” attacks and thefts. cials couldn’t say who, or precisely how about whether state government is tak- Three more breaches followed — the many, are at risk of having their identi- ing enough steps to safeguard sensitive first, another “browse” on Sept. 3, Etter Public kept in dark ties stolen. personal information. said, and then two more, concluding with Asked why they didn’t notify the pub- All but 16,000 of the credit and debit “It makes me question the state and the data theft on Sept. 13, Etter said. lic, Keel and Williams said they decided cards, officials said, were encrypted — how it was securing that kind of informa- Authorities somehow discovered the to notify the public after the investiga- meaning they were coded against being tion,” said Misha Morris, a recent Clem- intrusions on Oct. 10. A Secret Service tion reached a series of “benchmarks.” used by outside groups. But they said son graduate and Seneca resident. “It’s agent, Mike Williams, said the agency’s They said it was in the public’s best inter- they don’t know whether hackers could scary.” computer crimes office first uncovered est that the investigation proceed fur- break the encryption. The remaining Lauren Hamilton, a 26-year-old the intrusion and notified state authori- ther before public notification. credit cards are so old, investigators Greenville resident, gasped aloud at the ties. “We believed that during the course of said, that they don’t believe they are at news of the breach. The Revenue Department was told by the investigation that there were these risk of being used. “I have a house. I pay for student the state’s Division of Information Tech- benchmarks that if we could reach, we None of the Social Security numbers loans. I have to pay for that stuff. I’m not nology, which then consulted with law en- would do a better job of trying to protect were encrypted and officials said they trying to let my credit get ruined,” she forcement and contacted a computer se- the public,” Keel said, declining to ex- are studying whether they can do that — said. curity firm recommended by the Secret plain what the benchmarks were. raising other questions about whether Service — Mandiant — to “find and fix No public funds were exposed or ac- safeguards exist that weren’t used. Haley reacts the leak.” cessed, officials said. The servers con- The breach occurred, ironically, just The Revenue Department contacted taining funds were separate from those Residents shocked as Haley’s inspector general, Patrick Ma- Haley, and SLED Chief Mark Keel talked containing the data that was taken, they The governor at times used bellicose ley, was finishing his review of the secu- to the governor as well. said. language about wanting to slam the hack- rity for confidential information at Ha- “I’m not real fond of computers,” Keel Etter said initially that the “hole” in er against a wall, and in a self-edited com- ley’s 16 cabinet agencies. said. “I was angry.” the Revenue Department’s computer ment about kicking the hacker. The review was sparked by the theft But officials said they weren’t sure system had been sealed on Oct. 20. But he She acknowledged, however, that, of data on nearly 239,000 Medicare and what had happened, whether any data later said officials were still examining “It’s not a good day for South Carolina.” Medicaid recipients in April from the had been stolen or whether any taxpay- the system to be sure there were no other She added, “South Carolina has come un- state Department of Health and Human ers’ personal identification information holes. der attack but South Carolina is going to Services. An agency worker was had been exposed. South Carolina, like many states, fight back in every way possible to make charged and the case is pending, officials The next day, Revenue Department doesn’t operate a centrally controlled sure every taxpayer is taken care of.” said. officials began an internal investigation system. Instead, most of the 100 boards, The cost of fighting back, however, Haley reacted defensively to ques- of all outside contractors and certain em- agencies, universities and commissions tions about whether enough was done to ployees to see if they had been involved operate their own systems that officials secure the state’s system after the in any security breaches. They also be- say complicates security measures. breach in April. gan working on a plan to notify the public. Maley said there are no mandatory “This is totally different,” she said standards, which he said prevents him about the Revenue Department hacking, Outside experts “from feeling comfortable across the en- Publisher CUSTOMER SERVICE stressing that the April incident came While law enforcement officials tire spectrum.” STEVEN R. BRANDT (800) 736-7136 from inside the Department of Health pushed ahead with their secret investiga- Taxpayers are being asked to call 1- (864) 298-4416 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Human Services. “This is unprece- tion, state computer officials began mon- 866-578-5422 to determine if their infor- Sat. 7-11 a.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Executive Editor JOHN S. PITTMAN Walk-in hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 dented. This is an international attack itoring Revenue Department computers mation is affected. The state will provide (864) 298-4165 a.m.- 5 p.m. that did not come from the inside.” for any unusual withdrawals of data. those affected with one year of credit Managing Editor J. CHRIS WESTON In his September letter to Haley, Ma- Revenue officials, meanwhile, decided if monitoring and identify-theft protec- (864) 298-4471 FULL ACCESS ley concluded that while the systems of they saw data being withdrawn, they tion, officials said. 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  • 2. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING All Daily Division TROUBLE BEHIND THE PRISON WALLS THE SECOND IN A TWO-PART SERIES Cellphones likeFIRST PLACE: gold at Lieber The Post and Courier Glenn Smith and THE FIRST IN A TWO-PART SERIES TROUBLE BEHIND THE Doug Pardue PRISON WALLS Small mistakes made by employees can end careersTrouble behingprison walls PHOTOGRAPHS BY GRACE BEAHM/STAFF An officer patrols in Lieber Correctional Institute, where cellphones have become a huge problem for officials. Tech contraband brings fat profit, lets prisoners bypass monitoring BY GLENN SMITH RIDGEVILLE — Under the cover of night, two prisoners slither through the cut bars on their window and silently drop to the ground below their cell.  GRACE BEAHM/STAFF They scamper across the yard at Lieber state prison, staying low as they head for the fences with wire cutters in hand. Snip, snip. One fence breached. Snip, snip. Another hole opens in the razor wire. The pair are now one step closer to the world they had left behind. But it’s not freedom they’re after this balmy night in July 2010. BY DOUG PARDUE and GLENN SMITH, ABOUT The two men have their sights set on a backpack that friends have THIS SERIES tossed over the outer fence at this maximum-security prison in P aula Jackson and Mack Myers sent each other breathless love letters. They had phone sex. And when they found private moments, they carried out their physical desires. The Post and Courier rural Ridgeville. The friends had packed 69 cellphones that the Like many affairs, theirs eventually took a sour turn, imploding amid accusations of produced this report two prisoners plan to sell to fellow inmates.  harassment and betrayal. through interviews with These phones sell for $40 or so on the outside, but they can fetch present and former up to $500 a pop inside the prison’s walls, a cool profit of $31,740. The big difference: They carried on their romance inside a maximum-security South Caro- prison workers, state lina prison where Jackson worked as a mental health counselor and Myers was serving time corrections officials and for armed robbery. Please see CELLPHONES, Page A4 experts, as well as an What’s more, their lockdown love drove Jack- pressure-packed world full of temptation, dan- examination of six years son to smuggle in tobacco, a cellphone card, ger and cautionary tales. worth of disciplinary candy, sandwiches and other contraband items It’s also a place where even small mistakes data from the Corrections ABOUT THIS SERIES: The Post and Courier produced this for Myers. Her transgressions cost Jackson her can have potentially deadly consequences, as job in 2010 and landed her in jail on a felony two guards at Kirkland state prison learned in Department. The news- report through interviews with present and former prison sexual misconduct charge. 2009 when they failed to properly search a con- paper also studied hun- workers, state corrections officials and experts, as well as Jackson’s case offers a glimpse behind prison victed murderer before removing him from his dreds of pages of disci- an examination of six years worth of disciplinary data from walls into a hidden, almost primeval world cell. Inmate Jacquan Ferrell pulled a secreted where criminals have little else to do but test blade from his rectum and sliced a prison nurse plinary records from the the Corrections Department. The newspaper also studied corrections officers and other prison work- across the neck, records show. last three years, obtained hundreds of pages of disciplinary records from the past three ers with incessant schemes to obtain illicit through a Freedom of years, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. pleasures: booze, drugs, tobacco and sex. It’s a GUARDS from Page A6 Information Act request.
  • 3. CARTOON All Daily DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Greenville News Roger Harvell
  • 4. CARTOON All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Times and Democrat Walt Inabinet
  • 5. CARTOON All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Robert Ariail
  • 6. MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATION All Daily Division GAMECOCKS VS. NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERSTHIRD PLACE: JANUARY 2, 2012 1 P.M. | ESPN The Times and Democrat Kristin Coker The Times and Democrat t
  • 7. MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATION All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: Aiken Standard Brandon Lockett
  • 9. SPORTS SPECIALTY PUBLICATION OR SPORTS MAGAZINE All Daily Division FREE!THIRD PLACE: The Post and Courier FISH TAGGING PROGRAM CRANKS UP FISH PICS Lowcountry photographers share tips on how to score that killer shot PLUS! Special section on Lowcountry waterfowling hunting P. 26-33 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 A SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE POST AND COURIER TIDELINEMAGAZINE.COM
  • 12. FEATURE SPECIALTY PUBLICATION OR MAGAZINE All Daily Division THIRD PLACE: The Sun News 843 Life. Style. Dine.
  • 15. NEWS SPECIAL EDITION OR SECTION All Daily Division THIRD PLACE: The State Staff THE ISSUES Where the GOP candidates for president stand on issues ranging from abortion to war. Page B2 SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012 | SECTION B A SPECIAL METRO SECTION THE S.C. GOP PRIMARY The S.C. Republican Primary From establishing Ronald Rea- Will S.C. gan in 1980 to resurrecting John McCain in 2008, the history of the S.C. GOP Primary. Page B3 THE RACE THUS FAR How the candidates have fared in Iowa and New Hampshire. Page B3 go rogue? Could the voters pick someone who doesn’t go on to win the nomination? By GINA SMITH | It is perhaps the nightmare that scares the S.C. A LOOK AT THE CANDIDATES Republican Party the most. What if next Saturday is the day that GOP prima- New Gingrich, Page B4 ry voters go rogue? Jon Huntsman, Page B4 What if they throw away the Palmetto State’s Ron Paul, Page B5 much-celebrated title as the state that picks Repub- lican presidents, breaking with more than 30 years Rick Perry, Page B5 of history, and pick a candidate who does not go on Mitt Romney, Page B6 to become the Republican presidential nominee? And if those voters bolt, do the S.C. primary and Rick Santorum, Page B6 SEE ROGUE PAGE B7
  • 16. NEWS SPECIAL EDITION OR SECTION All Daily Division SECOND PLACE: Herald-Journal Staff Salute to Veterans
  • 17. NEWS SPECIAL EDITION OR SECTION All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Greenville News Staff
  • 18. SPORTS SPECIAL EDITION OR SECTION All Daily Division THIRD PLACE: The Island Packet Staff RBC Heritage
  • 19. SPORTS SPECIAL EDITION OR SECTION All Daily Division USC FOOTBALLSECOND PLACE: 1984 vs. 2011 The State Staff C. ALUKA BERRY/CABERRY@THESTATE.COM South Carolina fans cheer as the Gamecocks defeat Clemson last month at Williams-Brice Stadium for the second 10-win season in program history. By BOB SPEAR The similarities are amazing for the USC’S only two teams in USC football history 10-WIN TEAMS They are separated by 27 years, five head coaches and a to reach double-figures in the win column. myriad of philosophies, yet they are so much alike, these South They both had talent and leadership. 1984 Carolina football teams of 1984 They both beat Georgia and Clemson. and 2011. USC 31, The Citadel 24 Of course, both won 10 regu- They both won a lot of close games. USC 21, Duke 0 lar-season games, the only teams in the Gamecocks’ foot- USC 17, Georgia 10 ball history that dates to 1892 to one upset loss costing both earlier. That setback cost the USC 49, Kansas State 17 reach double-figures in the win teams the possibility of playing Gamecocks in this way, Hold column. for the national championship.” said in outlining a possible sce- USC 45, Pitt 21 Naturally, there is the talent. Yes, that, too. nario that could have ended the USC 36, Notre Dame 32 More, there is depth and on-the- Navy torpedoed the ’84 Game- year in New Orleans rather than field leadership. There is the cocks’ bid for perfection; with- Orlando. USC 42, East Carolina 20 knack of succeeding in close out that stunning reversal in the “Beat Auburn and this team USC 35, N.C. State 28 games, of staving off disaster season’s 10th game, that Caroli- would be higher in the polls and USC 38, Florida State 26 against a lesser foe and of im- na team would have climbed to computer rankings,” he said. proving from week to week. In No. 1 in the polls, secured an Or- “The Gamecocks would have USC 22, Clemson 21 both cases, confidence from Au- ange Bowl bid and likely faced played in the SEC championship gust to November grew Oklahoma for the national game, and if they had beaten exponentially. crown. LSU there, playing for the (na- 2011 “The similarities are amaz- The ’11 team’s slip came earli- tional) championship would USC 56, East Carolina 37 ing,” said Mike Hold, one of the er, a mid-season loss to an Au- have been possible. Sure, they heroes of 1984. “There’s so much burn team that in no way resem- would have been underdogs (in USC 45, Georgia 42 alike that it’s eerie, down to even bled the powerhouse of a year Atlanta), but who knows? That’s USC 24, Navy 21 why they play the games.” That’s why they play the USC 21, Vanderbilt 3 games, all right, and the games USC 54, Kentucky 3 became “must-see” theater. The ’84 Gamecocks pulled off Houdi- USC 14, Miss. State 12 ni-like escapes against The Cita- USC 14, Tennessee 3 del and Notre Dame and North Carolina State and Clemson, and USC 17, Florida 12 their successors in garnet and USC 41, The Citadel 20 black more than a generation lat- er experienced their share of USC 34, Clemson 13 drama against East Carolina and Georgia and Navy and Mississip- pi State and Florida. Differences entered the equa- 10 AGAIN tion that added up to “10” in the A special section in to- win column, too. That 1984 gang thrived on of- day’s paper salutes the fense and the 2011 guys used de- 2011 Gamecocks with fense as their calling card. C. ALUKA BERRY/CABERRY@THESTATE.COM The ’84 team featured two poster pages from each of USC players take the field against Navy the 10 victories. at Williams-Brice Stadium in September. SEE 10 WINS PAGE C6
  • 20. SPORTS SPECIAL EDITION OR SECTION All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Staff
  • 21. GOVERNMENT REPORTING All Daily Division Showing Are S.C. up late job funds for state actually Taxes business working?THIRD PLACE: paid for Tardy lawmakers costly, critics say Taxpayers have little means of verifying luxury BY STEPHEN LARGEN The Post and Courier BY STEPHEN LARGEN COLUMBIA — Many S.C. lawmak- ers routinely commit an act that would hotel get people in most lines of work fired. COLUMBIA — South Carolina Legislators regularly show up 15, 30 taxpayers have few resources to track whether companies receiving state tax and 45 minutes late to sessions and incentives are keeping up their end of meetings. the bargain. Although often the subject of jokes, Stephen Largen Company-specific tracking infor- Lawmakers’ event the practice has real consequences in a state with one of mation could provide the public a clearer picture of the costs and ben- cost state over $10K the longest legis- If people lative sessions in efits of providing public money to businesses to locate or expand in the the country. realized state. BY STEPHEN LARGEN Besides the costs in mileage how much But the current incentive system is mostly a closed loop between compa- reimbursements time we nies and state government. Details on COLUMBIA — Taxpayers spent and pay for law- whether companies have lived up to more than $10,000 for a dozen state makers’ lodging waste, they what they promised in return for in- and meals, the centives are not easily available to the representatives to stay at a $500-a- shortened daily would be public and, in some cases, are exempt night luxury Charleston hotel during work w i ndow disgusted. by law from disclosure. a national conference last year that often leads to a For example, companies receiving included “scrumptious legislative bottle- I would state Job Development Credits and food, lively music and neck in the ses- certain grants are exempt under unforgettable historic sion’s final weeks, hate to see state law from having to disclose lawmakers said. that model payroll and investment detail in- tours.” formation. Three of those law- Some officials makers who attended said the protract- applied in The Commerce Department said ed session length the use of incentives is vital for the the conference at the READ also creates little the private creation of new jobs, and that ac-Haley letting Facebook do talking posh Charleston Place MORE urgency to get in sector, countability and accuracy are taken hotel have homes a few See the seriously. on time and pass But an analysis by The Post and miles away. Their lodg- list of state legislation. Former Rep. Boyd Brown Courier and recent reports by Pew ing, along with the gifts spending The cost of and other nonpartisan groups make t hey received, have on rooms legislative drag- it clear that South Carolina does little caught the attention at the ging was illus- to provide information on the effec-Governor uses popular social media site of state government Charleston watchdog groups who Place hotel trated earlier this month. tiveness of its incentives programs, despite the large sums of taxpayer Employees ofto get her message out — unfiltered question the gifts and at postand whether the state spend- courier. two state agencies lost more than a week’s pay after the money involved. “There’s a lot of public money be- ing diverted to the private sector, so ing was prudent. com. Legislature — in session since January there’s good reason to have transpar-BY STEPHEN LARGEN vent political frustrations, generating The disbursement was — didn’t deliver the state budget to ency on this,” said Philip Mattera, re- uncovered by The Post and Courier Gov. Nikki Haley until just before the search director for Good Jobs First, plenty of news along the way. during an analysis of state spending turn of the fiscal year on July 1. a Washington-based nonprofit that The vast majority of governors and on legislators. Haley subsequently vetoed funding promotes accountability in economic for the agencies after the turn of the fis- development. COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley prominent elected officials across the The information, which encom- Big money is indeed being com- cal calendar, leading the state to orderhas gone unfiltered. country have Facebook and Twitter passed the recently concluded 2012 the agencies’ doors closed until the veto mitted in the Palmetto State, most The first-term Republican is increas- accounts. (Haley favors Facebook; her fiscal year, was provided by the S.C. was overridden more than a week later. notably to bring Boeing’s massive jetingly using social media as her go-to tweets are generally automatic copies Comptroller General’s Office in re- The S.C. Comptroller General’s Of- assembly facility to North Charleston sponse to an S.C. Freedom of Infor- fice, which oversees state payroll, said more than two years ago.political tool. of her Facebook posts.) the agencies’ employees cannot be An earlier analysis by the news- Haley has long favored expressions of Haley is the rarer politician who mation Act request. paper conservatively estimated the The group that attended the National paid for the time they missed.musical fandom, jobs announcements, actually authors her own account, in- value of the incentives package given Speakers Conference at Charleston ‘Senate time’ to the company at more than $900updates on the goings-on of the First stead of having staffers do it. Place in September 2011 included million. For Statehouse regulars initiated inFamily and question-and-answer ses- Her office said she writes the vast three lawmakers from the Charles- legislators’ ritual of daily delays, meet- So what information is available forsions on her Facebook page. majority of her own posts, and asks a ton area: House Speaker Bobby Har- the public to decide whether the in- ing start times are regarded more as centives for Boeing and others have In recent months, Haley — and in staff member to post something only rell, R-Charleston; Rep. David Mack, loose suggestions than an actual in- been worth it?one case husband Michael — has In recent months, Gov. Nikki Haley has used Facebook to lash foes and D-North Charleston; and Rep. Chip dication of when lawmakers will start When it comes to specific companies,turned to the service to lash foes and Please see HALEY, Page B2 vent political frustrations, generating plenty of news along the way. Please see LAWMAKERS, Page A3 Please see HOTEL, Page A6 Please see FUNDS, Page A4
  • 22. GOVERNMENT REPORTING All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: S.C.’s costs The State Adam Beam for retirees’ health soar State struggling to control. Earlier this year, experts predicted the re- control its health tirement fund would run insurance liability out of money in 28 years, leaving taxpayers to make for retirees up the difference. In June, however, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a law By ADAM BEAM that will help reduce the re- tirement system’s costs. State lawmakers think The solution was painful, they have figured out how but fairly easy to find: to pay state workers’ retire- make state workers work ment checks. Now, comes longer before they can re- the hard part: How do you tire with full benefits. pay for state retirees’ But the new law has health insurance? nothing to say about the For a decade, South Car- health insurance costs of olina watched its retire- ment system spin out of SEE RETIREE PAGE A11
  • 23. GOVERNMENT REPORTING All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: The State Gina Smith SECRET SESSION HELD THURSDAY Meeting set stage for Ard to quit A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE LATEST STATE HOUSE SCANDAL ONLINE July was when a State Ethics day, as Ard entered a guilty plea to what was going on as the State By GINA SMITH Commission investigation found to criminal election law viola- Grand Jury considered Ard’s Read Ard’s indictment, letter the now-former lieutenant gov- tions and was sentenced to five fate. of resignation and other Some Republican lawmakers ernor had misled investigators years’ probation, a fine and com- However, there were clues. pertinent documents, at say they knew in July that Lt. about using campaign cash to munity service. ■ Witnesses appeared before Gov. Ken Ard either was going to buy personal items, including For the months in between, that Grand Jury and, afterward, be removed from the state’s No. iPads and a cellphone plan. however, many of the state’s po- 2-ranking office or resign. That prediction came true Fri- litical leaders were in the dark as SEE ARD PAGE A13
  • 24. HEALTH REPORTING All Daily Division THIRD PLACE: The Greenville News Mike Foley
  • 25. HEALTH REPORTING All Daily Division SECOND PLACE: The Herald Don Worthington
  • 26. HEALTH REPORTING All Daily Division FIRST PLACE: The Greenville News Liv Osby
  • 27. EDUCATION REPORTING All Daily Division STATE FUNDS InnovistaTHIRD PLACE: gets final The State $13 million Research campus ‘not . . . as Andrew Shain big a disaster as some’ say By ANDREW SHAIN Despite Gov. Nikki Haley calling it “throwing good money after bad,” state leaders Wednesday approved the last $13.3 million to complete buildings on the Univer- sity of South Carolina’s research campus, Innovista. The seven-year-old, $144 million campus has been crit- icized for underachieving in luring new high-tech busi- nesses and jobs tied to USC research conducted in Innovista. A USC consultant defend- ed Innovista on Wednesday, Haley saying it “has not been as big a disaster as some” say. INSIDE However, USC officials State said they did not know how much of a $61 million in- workers’ crease in research money paychecks generated schoolwide since hinge on 2005 came from work done at budget Innovista. The school said 14 deal. B1 Innovista-related companies Haley currently employ about 1,000 ethics workers, but USC did not hearing to have employment numbers begin. B1 for another 15 firms. “With all due respect, what a mess,” Haley said to a USC official at Wednesday’s State Budget and Control Board meeting. “Just let us know where you see this going and what can we hope for.” Rick Kelly, USC’s retired chief financial officer who still is helping shepherd the project, told Haley, who heads the budget board: “Innovista has not been as big a di- saster as some have led us to believe. … Has SEE INNOVISTA PAGE A6
  • 28. EDUCATION REPORTING All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Diette Courrégé Casey
  • 29. EDUCATION REPORTING All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Herald Shawn CetroneSATURDAY December 24, 2011 Rock Hill ● South Carolina heraldonline.comPolice records detail hazing probeClover victim gave investigator two junior varsity football players had been as- saulted by varsity players in a locker room. On Nov. 3, after the investigation, Brack- is it was horsing around.” Earlier this month, the sheriff’s office re- leased its investigative records to The Her- ing to the records. The teacher and three students told in- vestigators that during second period onestories, influencing solicitor’s decision ett and York County Sher- iff Bruce Bryant dismissed ald under the state’s Free- dom of Information Act. morning, they heard two football players tell classmates they grabbed an underclass- By Shawn Cetrone detectives couldn’t find witnesses to cor- the allegations as mere The records show at man, “stripped him down,” and sexually roborate his account. And in a follow-up “horse play.” least three students – ages assaulted him with a broom. The key victim in a hazing investigation interview, the student changed his story to On Friday, Brackett 14, 15 and 17 – were phys- Principal Mark Hopkins called the Sher-at Clover High School initially told detec- say he was already in the locker room when said what happened in the ically accosted at school. iff’s Office on Oct. 6 and reported that in-tives that he was outside the varsity foot- players grabbed him, according to the re- locker room wasn’t clear. After the alleged sexual cident. He also reported a Sept. 30 incidentball locker room drinking Gatorade when cords obtained by The Herald. “What exactly was assault, the 17-year-old in which a coach had told him a freshmanseveral players grabbed him, forced him in- When 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brack- done with (the broom) was so bothered by persis- was “hazed.” A third student later said heto the locker room, pulled down his pants, ett declined in November to file criminal couldn’t be established tent rumors and taunts also had been accosted.and tried to sexually assault him with a charges, he said the victim’s credibility in- beyond a reasonable Brackett Bryant from classmates that he The reports prompted school officials tobroom, according to York County Sheriff’s fluenced his decision. doubt,” he said. “It was tried to change schools. suspend 13 varsity players and broughtOffice investigation records. The investigation began in October after not enough to justify going with charges. The investigation started after a teacher But during a month-long investigation, school administrators heard reports that “The clear impression we were left with overheard students talking in class, accord- See HAZING ● 6A
  • 30. FAITH REPORTING « Monday, August 20, 2012 « 9A All Daily Division INDEPENDENT MAIL LOCAL Gathered around the table ■ Due West family brings community together with their love of cooking By Charmaine Smith-Miles 864-260-1260 DUE WEST — The smell ofTHIRD PLACE: fried chicken surrounds you, like a hug from grandma, as soon as you open the door to the small concrete block building on a country road outside Due West. Inside, the heat from a commercial-sized stove instantly draws out beads of sweat on your forehead. But Jerry Hall, his wife, Mamie, and his sister, Pauline Stone, don’t let it slow them down. They Pauline Stone has her brother Jerry Hall try a piece of fried Independent Mail simply offer guests a glass okra at the small shop near Due West where the two cook and of sweet tea to cool down. serve a free meal every Tuesday. It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and Mamie Hall’s at the sink peeling cantaloupes. PHOTOS BY NATHAN GRAY/INDEPENDENT MAIL If we’re Christian, we’re Her husband is at the grill Blaine Throckmorton places cantaloupe on his plate as others wait in line at small shop near flipping breaded chicken. Due West where a free meal is served every Tuesday. supposed to have joy in our Stone is lining up the side dishes — sweet potatoes, hearts so others can see Jesus in So they have. early. macaroni and cheese, fried No one here makes any Soon, the dining room us. That’s the way this family is.” okra and field peas, just to money. But this isn’t about is full. Before the children Donna Erwin, diner name a few, on a stainless- money. You could say this scatter outside to a picnic steel counter behind the CHARMAINE small, unassuming build- table, the crowd of about stove. SMITH- ing is a ministry for this 40 people listens to a man sus did,” the man says. chicken and sweet pota- Charmaine The story “We try to have every- MILES family. at the front of the room. “Here, tonight, we’re going toes, they all feel at home, thing ready by 5:30 p.m.,” Take their first guest on He’s talking about an- to break bread and have because they are part of one of them chimes in. STORYTELLER this evening. other dinner table, another fellowship.” the family. “That’s when we open the Her name is Nancy meal. So, as people eat maca- doors. Anyone who wants ON THE WEB Prince. She’s a neighbor. “This is something Je- roni and cheese, fried Photographer Nathan Gray to come is welcome.” Recently, her husband That’s it. There’s no To see photos, recipes and died. Every Tuesday, catch. Everyone is wel- come. There’s no menu, no cash register or any re- information on cooking show on local access, visit Prince is here. “If she’s not here, we go looking for her,” Mamie The Sunday quirements to have a spot Hall said. at the table. A little at a time, Jerry One by one, as people Smith-Miles of the Since spring, these three Hall turned the gray con- know that dinner time has have been cooking up their crete building at 965 Wi- arrived, the small door to favorite recipes in this nona Church Road next to the building opens and Available All Week A Th F ll i L W k At The Following Locations: h i kitchen, and then opening his house into a working people walk in. The wom- ANDERSON AREA CLEMSON / CENTRAL / PENDLETON AREA the doors to their neigh- commercial kitchen. He en in the kitchen call out Ingles 1900 N. Main St. Anderson 29621 Walmart 1286 Eighteen Mile Rd Central 29630 bors, their church friends bought stainless-steel ta- to some by name. In 30 Ingles 2404 Hwy 81 N. Anderson 29621 Dollar Tree 1280 Eighteen Mile Rd Central 29630 — and complete strangers bles and a large stove that minutes, four tables with a Walmart 3812 Liberty Hwy Anderson 29621 Ingles Bi-Lo 954 Old Greenville Hwy 501 Old Greenville Hwy Clemson Clemson 29631 29631 to come and share in the sits in the middle along total of 26 seats are nearly Hot Spot 101 Electric City Drive Anderson 29621 Hickory Point 826 Old Greenville Hwy Clemson 29631 MD Food Mart Citgo 1312 Williamston Rd Anderson 29621 bounty and fellowship. one wall. full. Whitehall Express Shell 704 Whitehall Rd Anderson 29621 Walgreens Ingles 1100 Tiger Blvd. 429 E. Main St Clemson Liberty 29631 29657 Saturday, May 19, 2012 Some guests eat togeth- er on a picnic bench out- There’s a huge steel sink, too. Baking pans for People are lined up, putting ice in their Mason Spinx Stop A Minit 2206 N. Main St 3002 N. Main St Anderson Anderson 29621 29621 Bi-Lo Plez U 7709 Hwy 76 229 E. 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Franklin St 1028 Benson Elberton Hartwell Hartwell 30635 30643 room church across the ence came from Mamie shows, Mamie Hall said. written on it. It’s for Caleb his 40s when he realized they ride by.” Lacey, 22, and their son spent 21 years Hall, who “They had so much re- Fraiser, who is the Halls’ Stop A Minit 601 E. Greer St org. The group’sSt Stop A Minit 401 W. Greer Honea Path it Ingles 29654 with paperA Rd Dollar Tree 757 Big chains, and 30577 133 Walmart Drive Hartwell Toccoa 30643 864-260-1260 that Jesus Christ was real. street. Trey, 14, will gather at the Erskine College baking at sponse to that show that great-grandson. His ninth Bi-Lo website is www. 500 E. Greer St Honea Path some generous members 30577 29654 Dollar Tree 978 Big A Rd Toccoa Chuck Bowman, put cross outside his home That was when Bowman Sometimes that familiar base of that cross Sunday. As the couple in Due West. they wanted us to do one birthday was Wednesday. oconeeheritagecenter. would fill under the tree AIM87517 Crosses stand out this time of year with their sashes was saved. cedar stood out to Bow- work took two days. sight has been a great com- now has stood They will say a prayer and started cook- retired, they ing for their church. every week,” Mamie Hall said. He was serenaded with the birthday song a day org. find us on acebook Independent Mail Offers with colorful packages. that are changed from purple to black and then white “I just realized how much man because of its size and The cross place flowers on it before as the resurrection of Jesus Christ is remembered and God has done for me,” Bow- fort to these sisters. how straight it was. It had there for six years, and they head to the Easter ser- “We never missed a celebrated. man said. “I thought this very few limbs, exceptlived Bowman is 52. “We’ve for on this vice at Gesthmane Baptist Christmas up there,” But three crosses in Anderson stand out no matter cross was something small a cluster at the of land all ourAbout four feet of the spot very top. lives,” Church in Starr. The value of the church Thelma said. “Somebody the season. that I could do in return.” With his father’s per- said. “And Zelma Mason cross is anchored into the “I just wanted it to be a tes- was $200. always put a gift under the One is 22 feet tall and commands attention from those At the time, Bowman’s mission, that church has been there cement. It faces Bowman felled ground with timony to people as they ride This church’s worth is tree for us. We never knew who pass along East Whitner Street near Dickens Av- parents lived on Lake the tree ever since I can remember.Road, the busier and brought it Whitehall by,” Bowman said. “Maybe if enue. Another adorns a family’s front yard and beckons Secession in Abbeville home. Bowman trimmed of the two roads that border they are having a bad day, it measured differently now. who it was, but there was to drivers whizzing by on Whitehall Road. The third County. Bowman noticed that tree down and cut two up and not home. In the If I should wake the Bowman can be a testament that Jesus For the Mason sisters, always a package with our one graces a newly planted flower bed along Boulevard, a large cedar tree that was pieces from it in his back- I’d wonder up to Easter, it see that church, days leading is the pillar in our life, and it’s a place of memories. names on it.” blending into the nature along that shaded street. growing among the trees where I was.” yard at Whitehall Road will be adorned with a pur- they can lean on him.” “We used the ground The memories they had All of these crosses have stories. around their property. The and Woodcrest Drive. The sisters are then a white The Mason ple sash, and See CROSSES, page 7a over there as a play- there were sweet ones. It twins and are 97 years old. PHOTOS BY KEN RUINARD/INDEPENDENT MAIL ground,” Zelma said. “We was a place that was al- They were born to James Twin sisters Zelma and Thelma Mason, 97, of Oakway have watched over the Center Methodist wore a tricycle out up ways there. For years, the and Anna Mason, and had Church on S.C. 24 since they were born. The sisters live across the road from the church and there.” place was full on Sundays three other siblings. have attended many of the events at the church as children, even when they were not mem- For years, the Mason and served as a communi- These days, Zelma bers. The two helped renovate the church before the Oconee Heritage Center acquired it. family kept one of the ty gathering spot as well as has trouble hearing, and keys to the church hang- a sanctuary. Thelma is blind. The sis- temporary outdoor shel- ing in their house, near the But in the 1930s, that be- ters never married, nor ter, such as a brush arbor. front door. Even though gan to change. have they ever moved Records collected by the they were members at According to the re- from this land. Here, in Oconee Heritage Center Bethel Baptist Church, cords obtained by the this tiny community out- show that Center Church they spent a lot of time at Oconee Heritage Center, side of Westminster, they was at that point the only Center Church. The sisters the church was closed. take care of each other, church in the United were at the church often Members who belonged to and they stand guardian Methodist Church’s Pick- on weekends and during Center Church transferred over that one-room church ens Circuit. holidays. to a Methodist church in across the street. Leslie White, director They remember mem- Townville in Fall 1934. They protect the church of the Oconee Heritage bers showing up at the The sisters said they because they love it. Center, said she believes one-room church, filling remember a pastor from Center Church is part that the permanent sanc- the yard around it with another church, other than of the United Methodist tuary was likely built in their horses and buggies. Center Church, who held a Church. the 1860s or the 1870s. A They remember Saturday tent revival in the Oakway The first time that the short history put together afternoons in the summer community. After that re- church is mentioned in on the church in 1944 adds Light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and old pews line the when people would gather vival, Center Church was the records for United support to White’s theory. floor in Center Church in Oakway. around the church with never the same. Members Methodist Church’s Pick- According to records their churns and would left and went to the new ens Circuit is Aug. 8, 1851. found by the Oconee Townville Circuit in 1878. four infant baptisms, one sell fresh ice cream for a church. At that time, the church Heritage Center, Center A year later the church’s Sunday school class, seven nickel or 10 cents a bowl. Services were held at is listed as a camp where Church was transferred congregation had 81 lay officers and teachers and “We always crossed the members likely met in to the Methodist Church’s members, had celebrated 30 students in the class. road and went to that,” See CHURCH, Page 7A
  • 31. FAITH REPORTING All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: Religious The Post and Courier Moses with the Burning Bush. Moses Overlooking the Promised Land. liberty The church-state Rural Jews see debate over women’s health Adam Parker decline in South Sumter synagogue to close, Walterboro hangs on GRACE BEAHM/STAFFVina Scott (left), 55, and Carolyn Luke, 61, say grace before eating breakfast together at their home in North Charleston. The pair metonline five years ago and were married in January. Both had been married to men before coming to grips with their sexuality. GRACE BEAHM/STAFFGay marriage debate Drexel House residents Christian LeBlanc (from left), 22; Chris Davies, 31; Rhett Williams, 27; and the Rev. Jeffrey Kirby talk after morn- PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM PARKER/STAFF ing Mass. The house in downtown Charleston accommodates young Catholic men interested in a sanctified living environment. Anita Rosenberg (left) and Dale Rosengarten talk with Robert Moses, 91, in the sanctuary of Tem- ple Sinai in Sumter. The synagogue, dedicated in 1913, replaced an older one damaged by fire and features 11 stained-glass windows depicting Old Testament scenes.The black church continues arguments about homosexual unions In BY ADAM PARKER It took two years, but the early on that he would place a renewed emphasis on voca- tions: searching the state for people who feel called to a life BY ADAM PARKER Videos GRACE BEAHM/STAFF search BY ADAM PARKER Catholic Diocese of Charles- as deacons, priests and women For two feature videos I ton has put in place a strategy religious. t’s a serene and lovely place about the Jewish communities where no strategy was before. Priests are badly needed. The where hundreds of Sumter’s in Sumter and Walterboro, BY ADAM PARKER tions are exempted. Carolyn Luke knew at age 8. She preferred physical intimacy with other girls, then later decided to sup- It’s a special kind of outreach — or maybe it should be called total number in the U.S. has declined from about 58,000 in Jews are buried. A certain vi- brancy buzzes in the warm air, go to The Department of Health What do press her feelings and marry a man. That choice led to alcohol and marijuana use in an effort to dull the inreach. Through aggressive use of social media, as well 1965 to 39,000 in 2011, accord- ing to data compiled by the for this burial ground is visibly and Human Services, which is you think? I disappointment and contravening desire. as regular visits to Catholic Center for Applied Research active with use. People come and the old building. They will ensure n recent months, the Catho- responsible for administering Vina Scott knew for certain priests schools, parishes and other in- in the Apostolate (CARA), an go, leave their stone markers and that the comforts and grace of lic Church’s push to protect the rule, argues that it’s trying to The Post and Courier when she was 14. She developed a stitutions in the state, diocese affiliate of Georgetown Uni- flowers, keep the car path that the centuries-old cemetery do not Inside of “religious freedom” has in- level the playing field. The fed- wants to hear from you. crush on her Spanish teacher, but invented a boyfriend to satisfy her officials are hoping to find and versity. circumnavigates the gracious ga- abandon the dead. family’s hopes. Even before that, Episcopalians, encourage future priests. The number of ordinations zebo green-free. They will do so because of tensified. eral requirement is designed to Go to the story online at Presbyterians The Rev. Jeffrey Kirby, vicar also has declined by more than Anita Rosenberg, visiting the strong bonds between the two though, Scott understood she was also struggling of vocations for the diocese, 50 percent during the same pe- The spark that ignited this ensure that all Americans have different. town she spent half her child- communities that date to the in- Three marriages, two chil- with gay marriage now works from a Charleston riod, from nearly 1,000 in 1965 hood in, stops by the grave of her ception of the Colonies. They will latest debate was the Obama ad- access to basic services, includ- faithandvalues or at issue, G2. office in the Drexel House on to 467 last year. dren and many years later, the Wentworth Street. He was ap- The Diocese of Charleston, parents, Herbert and Virginia do so because Southern Jewish ministration’s requirement that ing contraception. two women found each other through an online dating service pointed to the job two years which has jurisdiction over Rosefield, to pay her respects and life transcends any specific place. insurance companies, including “It’s important to note that postandcourier to post a PROVIDED and settled in together in North Catholic vocations office relies on ago, soon after the Most Rev. Catholics throughout South remember the time when this city’s sole synagogue, Temple Other Jewish communities — in Kingstree, Aiken, Orangeburg, those affiliated with Catholic our rule has no effect on the comment. For a previous sto-Scott (left) and Luke (second from left) were married during a ceremony officiated Charleston. It was love at first Robert E. Guglielmone took Carolina, has in some waysby the Rev. Robert Arrington at Unity Fellowship Church in North Charleston. sight, they said. Luke was 56 and social media, statewide travel over as bishop. Sinai, was a thriving centerpiece Georgetown and Walterboro — hospitals and other parochial longstanding conscience clause ry about the contraception Scott 50. Guglielmone made it clear Please see PRIESTS, Page G3 of Jewish life, rich with tradition David Playing the Harp. have seen similar declines, even medical institutions, provide protections for providers, which issue, go to postandcourier. On Jan. 7, five years after they and history, filled with families as Jewish populations in larger Broad declines in opposition to gay marriage first met, Luke and Scott were coverage for contraception, allow a Catholic doctor, for com/faithandvalues. and literally glowing with the sealed. It will close soon. cities such as Charleston, Green- married by a pastor in a pri- VIDEO light that filtered into the sanctu- The rabbis are all gone. The Sun- ville and Columbia have grown. drugs that terminate pregnancy example, to refuse to write a The Pew Research Center conducted telephone interviews April 4-15 with 3,008 vate local ceremony, jumping adults. The results show that over the past eight years, opposition to gay marriage the broom before 115 guests. It To watch an inter- ary through magnificent stained- day school is no more. There will All of these smaller rural com- and other medical interventions prescription for contraception,” has declined across the board. might not have been a legally view with Carolyn Luke and Vina Priests in the U.S. glass windows. be no new generation to carry on. munities in South Carolina and to those who want or need them. wrote HHS Secretary Kathleen Groups Total (by percent) 2004 60 2008 51 April 2012 43 recognized union in South Caro- Scott, go to post lina, but it was a meaningful one. 1965 1975 1985 1995 2000 2005 2011 Few people today are left to marvel at that warm light. Either The people in Charleston — at the beyond share a similar story: A Reform synagogue Kahal Kadosh thriving merchant and profes- The federal rule states that in- Sibelius in USA Today in Feb- Inside White 61 51 43 “We wanted to be able to cel- videos. Total priests 58,632 58,909 57,317 49,054 45,699 42,839 39,466 they are buried in the cemetery or Beth Elohim and at the Jewish sional class, with origins among surance companies must pay for ruary. “Nor does it affect an Black 67 63 49 ebrate our love and commitment Republican 78 73 68 to each other in front of family and friends,” Scott said. Priestly ordinations 994 771 533 511 442 454 467 they have left this rural corner of Federation — will act as executors the earliest Jewish settlers, pro- such procedures without impos- individual woman’s freedom to We asked several local Grad.-level seminarians 8,325 5,279 4,063 3,172 3,474 3,308 3,608 South Carolina to pursue careers of Temple Sinai’s estate. In the vided plenty of reason for the Democrat 50 42 31 Scott and Luke tied the knot during a period of vol- Catholic population* 45.6 million 48.7 mil 52.3 mil 57.4 mil 59.9 mil 64.8 mil 65.4 mil ing prohibitive co-pays or de- decide not to use birth control.” people about their thoughts Independent 53 45 38 atile debate in the U.S. and elsewhere over gay mar- and raise families elsewhere. The months to come, they will figure sons to follow in their fathers’ Protestant 69 62 56 riage. Perhaps nowhere has the issue been more hotly congregation has dwindled to a out what to do when the last ob- footsteps. They inherited the ductibles, not that doctors must Many of the patients who on the issue. Read their re- Catholic 55 46 42 discussed than in the black community, where pas- *According to the Official Catholic Directory perform them. Churches and sponses on Page G3. — Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate handful of elderly worshippers, servant Jew utters the last prayer Unaffiliated 30 29 18 tors and others have been forced to consider recent — Source: Pew Research Center and the fate of Temple Sinai is and conjures the last memory in Please see SOUTH, Page G2 many nonprofit religious institu- Please see LIBERTY, Page G2 Please see DEBATE, Page G2
  • 32. FAITH REPORTING All Daily Division FIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Dustin Wyatt
  • 33. SPORTS BEAT REPORTING All Daily Division CLEMSON FOOTBALL TURNS TO SCIENCETHIRD PLACE: Former Porter-Gaud star benefiting from nutrition program The Post and Courier Travis SawchikClemson Tigers BY TRAVIS SAWCHIK ends,” said Seckinger, who is 6-5, 210 pounds. “The block- ing aspect is completely different.” Seckinger’s move to tight end has been aided by and CLEMSON — Stanton Seckinger could have played wide coincided with another change at Clemson: a commit- Next Game receiver at another school. He set a number of receiving records at Porter-Gaud and had offers from several major ment to nutrition science. Since 2010, the football program has been studying WHO: Furman (0-2) at colleges. the body chemistry of athletes to determine how to add No. 11 Clemson (2-0) But for him to make an impact at receiver-rich Clemson, or subtract good weight. Clemson is close to a hiring a WHEN: Saturday, 3 p.m. Seckinger was told last spring he needed to move from nutritionist, and the school opened a dining hall facility WHERE: Clemson wide receiver to tight end. this year that will eventually house a training table — a TV: Fox Sports Carolinas The biggest challenge now for the lanky redshirt fresh- program to organize healthy meals for student-athletes. LINE: None announced man is gaining weight and strength. “I’m pretty undersized as far as dealing with defensive Please see CLEMSON, Page C4 ONLINE: For more Clemson coverage, go to Clemson’s Moneyball BART BOATWRIGHT/GREENVILLE NEWS Head football coach Swinney earns less so assistants can make more C BY TRAVIS SAWCHIK || I’m trying to create a Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney earned 38.7 percent of Clemson’s total situation where I can football staff compensation last season, the second lowest share for a head coach at have the best staff a BCS public school. Swinney’s percentage will decline to 31 percent this season — in the country and the lowest among major conference schools — because of significant increases in when guys leave for his assistant coaches’ salaries. better opportunities, Clemson’s Chad Morris (offensive coordinator) and Brent Venables (defensive head coaching jobs coordinator) are among the highest paid assistants in the country. No other BCS program has two assistants whose combined salaries are more than what the head or whatever, we’ll be coach is paid. able to attract great Clemson doesn’t have the resources of college football’s big boys, programs like coaches here and Alabama, Ohio State and Texas. Clemson cannot afford to pay a head coach and keep great coaches coordinators all top-of-the-market salaries, instead, Clemson elected to pay here. Swinney middle-of-the-road compensation for a BCS conference head coach while Dabo Swinney Please see CLEMSON, Page C2 By the Numbers Head coach salaries Highest-paid assistants Top Six Pct. share Bottom Six Pct. share (annual salary) Name, School Salary of total staff Name, School Salary of total staff Chad Morris, Clemson $1.3 million Kirk Ferentz, Iowa $3.785 million 64.8 Dana Holgorsen, W.Va. $1.49 million 42.2 Kirby Smart, Alabama $850,000 Bob Stoops, Oklahoma $4.08 million 60.3 Derek Dooley, Tenn. $2.33 million 42.1 Brian VanGorder, Auburn $850,000 Jeff Tedford, California $2.3 million 59.4 Paul Rhodes, Iowa State $1.15 million 39.4 Sal Sunseri, Tennessee $800,000 Mack Brown, Texas $5.19 million 59.0 Kevin Wilson, Indiana $1.26 million 39.3 Brent Venables, Clemson $800,000 Nick Saban, Alabama $4.83 million 56.8 Dabo Swinney, Clemson $1.83 million 38.7 *Does not include private schools, whose salaries Bo Pelini, Nebraska $2.78 million 56.7 Danny Hope, Purdue $930,000 38.2 are not public record PHOTO BY TRAVIS BELL/SIDELINE CAROLINA
  • 34. SPORTS BEAT REPORTING All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: The State Neil White WhoUSC Baseball should be first? The USC baseball program has never retired a number, but coach Chad Holbrook thinks it’s time to start. After four decades of success, the Gamecocks have plenty of candidates. INSIDE: By NEIL WHITE On Page C6: A An expanded s Michael Roth walked off the mound at TD list of Ameritrade Park in the championship potential series of the College World Series last sum- mer after throwing the final pitch of his possibilities. college career, followers of the South Caro- USC’s jersey lina baseball program knew they would never see any- retirement one quite like No. 29 again. policy. The ace left-hander departed Omaha as the greatest pitcher in CWS history — and arguably USC’s storied Players who history as well — while leaving behind the question of have had their whether any Gamecock baseball player should ever numbers wear his number again. retired in But there’s one hitch. other sports. The USC baseball team has never retired a jersey number despite a 40-year record of being the most suc- cessful program on campus. The football team and two basketball teams have combined to retire 11 numbers, including some of the school’s most beloved athletes such as John Roche, George Rogers and Sheila Foster. Yet, not one baseball number has been taken out of circulation, despite 28 NCAA tournament appearances, 11 CWS appearances, two national championships, SEE RETIRED PAGE C6
  • 35. SPORTS BEAT REPORTING All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: Gamecocks on the rise The Post and Courier South Carolina rolls past Georgia on historic night NO. 6 S. CAROLINA 35, NO. 5 GEORGIA 7 Darryl Slater BY DARRYL SLATER COLUMBIA — When it was over for real — because it was really over long before this — South Carolina’s players sprinted over to the student section in the North end zone of Wi l l ia ms-Br iceSouth Carolina Gamecocks Stad iu m. T hey pressed up against the hedges as hands reached out toward them, fans wanting ONLINE to feel every bit of Always the fighter Defensive dictator For more this moment, un- photos from like any that ever Saturday’s Gamecocks’ reign ends happened here be- game, go to postand fore. The sixth-ranked Gamecocks knew INSIDE t he magnitude Martin embraces challenge of South Carolina basketball Sapakoff: of what they had Brash style serves USC’s Ward well in coaching, and in life Arizona knocks off two-time defending champion USC Power shift in the SEC just done Satur- day night, beating BY DARRYL SLATER fifth-ranked Geor- BIG HIT gia 35-7 in front of C OLUMBIA — Another people, the largest crowd ever 85,199 typical night woundWilliams-Brice, all of them now be- at down at the Miami bar where Frank Martin worked in this team and its potential, if lievers they weren’t already. Try as they might as a bouncer. It was the summer of 1992, and Martin spent treat this game like any other, the to the evening just as he spentGamecocks knew its magnitude well many others — breaking up abefore it was over, and before it even fight and showing the participants the door. began. TED KIRK/AP Martin, then 26, bounced to Arizona’s Brandon Dixon hit a make money while attending see USC, Page C7 seeing-eye double down the Please third-base line in the ninth that Florida International scored Robert Refsnyder in what University and working as became the game-winner. an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Miami Senior High. He didn’t mind USC Moving Up BIG PITCH bouncing, and with his broad Three top-5 teams lost shoulders and no-nonsense stare, he certainly looked the Saturday, setting the stage MCT part. for changes in the rankings South Carolina’s Ace Sanders returns a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter against Georgia on Saturday night. When the bar closed, Martin and the other bouncers lockedTeam Saturday’s result 28 85,199 10 up and left at 2:30 a.m. TheyAlabama Largest margin walked out into an empty 1. did not play By the numbers: of victory over Largest crowd in Williams-Brice Consecutive victories, 2. Oregon vs. Washington (n) parking lot, except for one car, South Carolina off to the side, its lights off. Georgia Stadium history a school record Martin grew up in inner-city 3. FSU lost to N.C. State, 17-16 AP PHOTO Miami, so he could sense a LSU 4. lost to Florida, 14-6 In the eighth inning, Arizona had dangerous situation. And this runners on first and third, but Matt Price got out of the jam and felt like one. The car drove toward the 5. Georgia lost to USC, 35-7 For more South Carolina coverage, go to showed why he is one of the best bouncers, and they dove 6. USC beat Georgia, 35-7 closers in the country, when he induced a pop-out on the first behind another vehicle, pitch after Arizona got into the narrowly avoiding the spray of first-and-third situation. bullets as the car sped away. BIG FIASCO “What that did is make me d understand that I’m so close to taking that next step in my W i W i R pt i t t t titl life that I didn’t need to be PHOTO PROVIDED doing that anymore,” Martin USC’s Lorenzo Ward was promoted from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator prior to last season’s bowl game against Nebraska. said. He was a semester away BY DARRYL SLATER “Wouldn’t talk to another guy on from a college degree and Next Game the staff but me,” Ward said. Ward File loved coaching. Thirty-one WHO: No. 9 South Carolina (1-0) Clowney signed with USC, and said NAME: Lorenzo Ward years earlier, his grandparents COLUMBIA — Lorenzo Ward got in vs. East Carolina (1-0) recently, “I’d say he closed it out.” AGE: 45 fled Cuba after Fidel Castro his car and started driving. He was in WHEN: Saturday, 12:21 p.m. Clowney will be a key piece of the JOB: South Carolina football ERIC FRANCIS/AP took power and started over Atlanta when South Carolina defen- WHERE: Columbia Gamecocks’ defense this season, with defensive coordinator AP PHOTO South Carolina’s Adam Matthews (left) and Michael Roth share a teary-eyed hug after losing 4-1 to Arizona on Monday night. In the middle of the seventh, a in the United States, hoping sive coordinator Ellis Johnson called. TV: WMMP Ward as their defensive coordinator, EXPERIENCE: Played at Ala- scene reminiscent of Benny Hill’s to create a better life for their Johnson wanted Ward, USC’s defen- Line: South Carolina by 22½ a job he was promoted to before last bama from 1986-90. Got first full- television show unfolded at TD ARIZONA 4, ONLINE After shaking hands with the it atop the bench. He walked away descendants, of which Martin sive backs coach, to come to South season’s bowl game. time job at Chattanooga, where Ameritrade Park, as about eight S. CAROLINA 1 For more on the College Wildcats, the Gamecocks accepted from it and joined his teammates, Pointe High in Rock Hill and help Ward favors an aggressive, blitzing he worked from 1994-98, includ- fans hopped out of the World Series, go to the second-place trophy, similar, but standing still on the dirt outside the was the first born here. bleachers — and not all at the BY DARRYL SLATER silver — the cruelest color of all. The dugout. None of them looked at the It would be such a waste to land the nation’s top-ranked recruit, “He’s probably the best closer to style that reflects the assertive per- ing the final season as defensive same time. The steady trickle of face of their team, senior ace pitcher silver trophy. throw it all away because of defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Sign- pitch in major league baseball,” Ward sonality he developed long before he coordinator. Coached defensive humanity forced security guards Arizona celebrate a 4-1 victory Mon- Michael Roth, walked out to get it. The video board aired highlights ing Day 2011 was about a month away. said. told Clowney he wouldn’t flatter him. backs at Virginia Tech from to run around and tackle the OMAHA, NEB. — South Carolina’s day and national championship. His eyes appeared red. He sniffled and the Wildcats addressed their some angry drunks. So Martin 1999-05 and landed the nation’s quit bouncing. The next year, Ward made the 235-mile drive, “Oh, are you the closer?” Clowney “I’ve always been a guy that likes fans, ending the madcap antics, players stood still. Some crossed their The Wildcats rushed onto the field, and looked back at his best friend, fans and, eventually, it all became too top-ranked recruit, tailback Kevin with lasted about five minutes. arms. Others held white boxes at piling up near the mound, hoisting senior right fielder Adam Matthews. much for USC closer Matt Price, who he graduated college and walked into the school and greeted asked. to be the dictator and not be the one their sides containing their second- the trophy, just as USC’s players did “Come on,” Roth said quietly to Mat- had seemed so invincible at the Col- Clowney, alongside Johnson, who “Yeah, that’s right,” Ward said. dictated to,” he said. Jones. Coached cornerbacks for became the head coach at North Oakland Raiders in 2006, took a place awards. The dirt at their feet the past two years. Beyond the left- thews. lege World Series, but finally cracked Miami High. From there, he was Clowney’s primary recruiter. He proceeded to tell Clowney, That ethos was born in poor, rural was covered with confetti that, mo- field wall, fireworks exploded in the The two of them got the trophy. in the ninth inning Monday. Price Clowney had only met Ward in pass- “Everybody’s been telling you how Alabama — in pool halls, on sandlot year off from coaching in 2007 ments earlier, had showered down night sky. For a few moments, none Roth never lifted it above his waist. walked away from his teammates clawed and climbed, just as his after being fired by the Raid- on their shoulders as they leaned of the Gamecocks moved. They just He cradled it at his side, walked ing at USC, and here he was, at his good you are, and everybody’s been baseball fields and during informally ers, along with head coach Art grandparents and mother did. high school, right before Signing Day. kissing your (butt). I ain’t gonna kiss segregated team dinners. It earned on their dugout railing and watched leaned on the railing and watched. directly into the dugout and placed Please see USC, Page C4 Shell, and returned in 2008 as Last month, he received a “Who is this?” Clowney asked John- your (butt). I ain’t gonna call you, and him his wife, his nickname and his six-year, $12.3 million Arkansas’ defensive backs coach. CWS Finals ARIZONA 2, S. CAROLINA 0 BY THE NUMBERS 8 Career College World Series starts for South Carolina’s pitcher Monday night, Michael Roth. .197 USC’s batting average in its previous five games before Monday. 2 Teams before this year that have overcome a 1-0 deficit. contract to become South Carolina’s new head coach. FILE/CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/AP son, as Ward recalled. “Do you know who Mariano Rivera is?” Ward replied. Clowney said no. you’re gonna call me every day.” Ward said Clowney did just that — called him every day for the next two weeks. career path, which reaches its zenith this season. Please see WARD, Page C4 He held the same position at USC from 2009-11 before being promoted to coordinator prior to last season’s bowl game. GAME 1: Arizona 5, S. Carolina 1 Please see GAMECOCKS, Page C8 Frank Martin won at least 20 games each season during the five years he coached at Kansas State. GAME 2: Arizona 4, S. Carolina 1 ON TWITTER: Follow @DarrylSlater for the latest news on South Carolina’s baseball team Arizona wins series, 2-0
  • 36. FEATURE HEADLINE WRITING All Daily Division THIRD PLACE: Herald-Journal Todd Money
  • 37. FEATURE HEADLINE WRITING All Daily Division I hear the bellsSECOND PLACE: ■ A look inside Clemson University’s carillon By Mike Ellis Independent Mail 864-260-1277 A carillon player is to the piano what Animal the Mup- pet is to drums. There’s a lot of over-the- head arm swinging with a carillon and a Jerry Lee Lewis Kylie Yerka intensity rarely seen in staid recital halls. A carillon is several tons of swinging bronze bells hooked up through mechanical wires to a piano-like keyboard with wood pegs. It tolls several times a day and, with a quarter-mile range, most everyone who has visited Clemson has heard it. Entertainment #1 But seeing it played is something else.Section in There’s no South Carolina swinging from ropes. Quasimodo Using ropes — even if someone isn’t dangling from them, cartoon-style — gives inconsistent force and is how bells like the Liberty Bell crack, said carillon consultant Harmannus “Harry” Van Ber- gen, of Travelers Rest. Instead of a hunchback, players sit at a piano bench swinging their arms up and V6I20 V6I29 slamming down the heel of Carillonneur Linda Dzuris marks up her sheet music as she practices a piece in the cabin, which their hands on the wood pegs, small flight of stairs away from the bells.March 8-14 May 10-16, called batons. The force has 2012 2012 to be strong enough to swing, with mechanical but not elec- More online trical assistance, the larger Photos and video of the c bells that weigh thousands of being played are availabl pounds each. Clemson University caril- lonneur Linda Dzuris said it’s “It’s different fro an illusion of a violent perfor- classical music co mance. It only looks like the she said. “Kids can be players are going wild on the around, you can pla pegs. They have to control the ball and it’s not as fo striking, hitting with varying Because the bell force depending on the weight loud and the cabin wSpring of each bell and backing off player sits — one sta their fists at the moment of low the bells — is so impact. a player can count th Finesse is far more impor- out loud or turn a me tant than muscles, although up or even carry on it’s easy to break a sweat while The bells are at the top of Tillman Hall, a few flights of stairs above sation while perfo playing the university’s larg- where the clock faces rest. concert piece.preening est instrument, perched about One tip Dzuris six stories from the ground Dzuris will be performing watch, for the first time in new students this ye in a tower on top of Tillman at a concert Sept. 9 featuring such a public way at the uni- while mistakes can b ll h h f l■ March into the season with new grill toys, Show Mom how she’selevated gardening and luxury camping. 4 helped you blossom ■ Plants, fruit trees great last-minute ideas for Mother’s Day. page 4
  • 38. FEATURE HEADLINE WRITING All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Post and Courier JOHN-PATRICK MCNOWN/AP Edward Archbold competes in a roach-eating contest Friday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He died after winning. Beth Harrison Why eat Dorchester insects? Question history is bugs many set in stone Associated Press 15,000 grave inscriptions in book BY BO PETERSEN They gave time over two years, MIAMI — As a Florida medi- wending through fields and woods, to ferret out even the cal examiner tries to determine ST. GEORGE — The grave hunt- ers took it shard by shard, digging most obscure family graveyards in the upper county and nearby how 32-year-old Edward Arch- out one headstone shattered into more than a dozen pieces, getting region. They were helped by untold bold died after eating insectsSchool’s mission: Get out, stay out down on their hands and knees to scavenge what they could, then putting it all together like a jigsaw puzzle. people who pointed the way — members of old families, church elders, deer hunters. The com- munity that wanted their own during a contest to win a snake, people around the country areEnvironmental education charter That might be the most remark- able thing about the book “Me- remembered. The inscriptions recorded date asking: Why? morial Stones”: the community back to Rebecca Stiles, 1695-1749, Why would anyone eat a liveroutinely takes kids beyond 4 walls that compiled it. The exhaustive compilation of whose finely carved stone stood abandoned “way out in the mid- cockroach? Why did he die 15,000 gravestone inscriptions in dle of the woods by itself,” said BillBY DIETTE COURRÉGÉ rounding them, and that’s why they say it’s critical to take students outside more than 150 cemeteries was just released by the Upper Dorchester Blakely, of the group. The inscriptions include as- when several others in the con- MCCLELLANVILLE — Fifth- of their classrooms. “It’s not about being in a desk,” said Historical Society. Cemetery genealogies tend to be tonishing information, such as for Addie Kitt Smith, who lived test ate the same bugs withoutgrader Cherish Conyers can describe Sally I’Anson, the school’s principal. assembled by a single devotee or a few diehards. This one was amassed from 1862 to 1982, according to incident? What inspired Arch-in percentages the type of material “It’s about learning and getting out-found in a landfill. side.” by more than 50 volunteers. Please see HEADSTONE, Page B2 bold — who was described by She learned that information last The school opened in August, andweek when she saw the landfill in students already have taken dozens the snake store owner as “the PROVIDED BY UPPER DORCHES-West Ashley, and she won’t soon forget of field excursions, as they’re called.the mound of trash or the “stinking” Educators see it as a way to engage stu- TER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY To learn more life of the party” — to shovelsmell. Conyers attends Cape Romain Envi- dents and make lessons more relevant. Students are expected to be in science Grave-inscription researchers for the For more information or to order ‘Memorial Stones,’ contact handfuls of crickets, worms andronmental Education Charter School,the Lowcountry’s newest charter labs or on field excursions at least three hours a week. GRACE BEAHM/STAFF Upper Dorchester County Historical the Upper Dorchester County Historical Society, www.upper- cockroaches into his mouth?school. Part of its mission is to de-velop students who have an intimate “We’re not giving them worksheets Cherish Conyers (right) and Rigel Jessen plant cabbage collards at Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School in McClellanville for Society occasionally had to piece together dorchestercountyhistoricalso-, or call the Tri-County While eating bugs is normalknowledge of the community sur- Please see SCHOOL, Page B2 their school garden. old headstones to read them. John Coburn, of Regional Chamber of Commerce, 843 563-9091. in many parts of the world, the Givhans, died in 1819. practice is taboo in the U.S. and t ti
  • 40. SPORTS HEADLINE WRITING All Daily Division orangea n d aSECOND PLACE: Independent Mail Rusty Boggs MATT GENTRY Associated Press Clemson’s Andre Young, right, chases the ball after it was tipped away by Virginia Techs Marquis Rankin during the final minute of the game Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. Full-court stress Tigers’ big rally falls agonizingly short at Virginia Tech/4b
  • 41. SPORTS HEADLINE WRITING All Daily DivisionFIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Mark Egan
  • 42. PHOTO PAGE DESIGN All Daily Division SPECIAL Carrie Barnes hugs her twin sister Callie TIMES before the processional begins during commencement ceremonies May 24 at Landrum High School. TIM KIMZEY/TIM.KIMZEY@SHJ.COMTHIRD PLACE: Herald-Journal Gaffney High School held its graduation ceremonies at the school May 31. ALEX C. HICKS JR./ALEX.HICKS@SHJ.COM Todd Money ALEX C. HICKS JR./ALEX.HICKS@SHJ.COM Above: Jeremy Elliot Zachary receives an award at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind’s commencement program at Walker Hall on May 23. MICHAEL JUSTUS/MICHAEL.JUSTUS@SHJ.COM At left: Spartanburg Day School held its commencement exercises May 25. At right: Commencement ceremonies at Union High School on May 18. Below, soon-to-be graduates wait on May 24 at Boiling Springs High School. MICHAEL JUSTUS/MICHAEL.JUSTUS@SHJ.COM JOHN BYRUM/JOHN.BYRUM@SHJ.COM Jordyn Fox poses for a shot at Spartanburg High School’s graduation ceremonies May 22 at the Benjamin Johnson JOHN BYRUM/JOHN.BYRUM@SHJ.COM Arena at Wofford College. MIKE BONNER/FOR THE HERALD-JOURNAL Taylor Freeman and the rest of Woodruff High School’s graduates get ready for commencement ceremonies May 24. Want more graduates? Visit for photo galleries of graduation exercises from area high TIM KIMZEY/TIM KIMZEY@SHJ COM h l
  • 43. PHOTO PAGE DESIGN All Daily DivisionSECOND PLACE: animal attraction The State Susan Ardis Meet Swifty the swimming pig and other creatures at this year’s State Fair S wifty the swimming pig was a bit reluctant to hit the water. His VIDEO: SEE human coach had to do a little persuading. But the show must go SWIFTY SWIM on at the S.C. State Fair. Swifty sank a bit, but kept his snout above Watch Swifty take a dive and see water. Paddle, paddle, paddle went those little pig legs. And within more photos of a matter of yards, the finish line. Out came Swifty, a little soppy, but well the animal deserving of the Oreo cookie awaiting him. Swifty is just one of hundreds of kingdom at the S.C. State Fair at animals in the State Fair – including racing pigs, preening roosters, lounging cows, flop-eared bunnies, performing sea lions and chirping birds. Inside, more photos of the menagerie at the fair this year. Page E3 PHOTOGRAPHS BY KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN • KKFOSTER@THESTATE.COM
  • 44. PHOTO PAGE DESIGN All Daily Division A special Metro sectionFIRST PLACE: GERRY MELENDEZ/GMELENDEZ@THESTATE.COM CELEBRATE FREEDOM: Carter House, 4, checks out a helicopter from the Vietnam era during the KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN/KKFOSTER@THESTATE.COM RUNAWAY RUNWAY: Drag queen entertainer Lady Chablis attends Runaway Runway as she GERRY MELENDEZ/GMELENDEZ@THESTATE.COM SPURRIER’S LADIES CLINIC: Natalie Hinson, 11, catches a touchdown pass from coach Shawn Elliott ANDREW HAWORTH/THESTATE.COM BENEDICT: Fans watch in-state rival colleges Benedict and Claflin play a double-header at Benedict’s The State Celebrate Freedom Festival interviews guests as they arrive. during the football clinic at new field, located near Charlie W. at Finlay Park. Sixty-two designers participated. Williams-Brice Stadium. Johnson Stadium. Tracy Burlison COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA METRO SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 WWW.THESTATE.COM SECTION B C. ALUKA BERRY/CABERRY@THESTATE.COM MUD RUN: Josh Heavener, crawling under a log, overcomes obstacles as he participates in the USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run. The mud run is presented by the Greater Columbia Marine Foundation. SUPER SATURDAY There was so much going on that the Midlands was a blur of motion; there was no time to pause and catch your breath By CAROLYN CLICK and some good eats. began at 7:30 a.m., with nearly 100 By the thousands, they rolled in the participants gathering at Saluda C all it Columbia on adrenaline, mud of Sandy Run to prove they had Shoals Park, slathering on sunscreen moving at the speed of flight. Marine-style guts, rubbed shoulders and preparing for what your ordinary Where else but on this love- with USC football coach Steve Spur- mortal might consider more than a ly, temperate Saturday in April could rier, crowded into Finlay Park to cele- typical weekend bike cruise. you roll in the mud, hop aboard a brate freedom, embarked on a Histor- “This is a good, relaxing, scenic bike, rub shoulders with USC football ic Columbia scavenger hunt, took to ride,” said Columbia cyclist Aaron players, explore a jeep, hitch a ride the air to raise money for cancer, West, 39. He was one of about 35 peo- aboard a plane, play a round of poker, hard-charged around Lake Murray ple who chose the longest of three become a recycled fashionista and on high-tech bikes to prove their sta- routes on the Tour de Lake, a just generally have an old-fashioned, mina, strutted some eclectic runway 100-mile route going around Lake outdoors great time? fashions, and threw every kind of ball Murray. Like the White Rabbit in “Alice’s imaginable. Others chose the less demanding Adventures in Wonderland,” folks in 40 or 62.5 mile course of the Tour de the Midlands took off in all directions PUSHING IT in search of a good time, a good cause In Irmo, the Tour de Lake bike ride SEE SATURDAY PAGE B2
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