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  • 1. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Daily Over 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The State Gerry MelendezCollege World Series
  • 2. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Daily Over 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The State Gerry MelendezUnclaimed dead buried
  • 3. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The State Gerry MelendezComing Home
  • 4. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daily Under 20,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Index-Journal Matt WalshHouse of Thirteen
  • 5. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daily Under 20,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Item Rob CottinghamGraduation
  • 6. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daily Under 20,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Times and Democrat Christopher HuffDangers of depression
  • 7. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daily Over 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Post and Courier Grace BeahmBourbon
  • 8. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daily Over 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The State Kim Kim Foster-TobinSpa
  • 9. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The State Kim Kim Foster-TobinBrooklyn Mack
  • 10. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Under 20,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Index-Journal Jamie Neff
  • 11. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Under 20,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Island Packet Angela Hamilton
  • 12. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Under 20,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Times and Democrat Emery Glover
  • 13. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Herald-Journal
  • 14. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: Independent Mail
  • 15. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Herald
  • 16. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Over 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Greenville News Bill Fox
  • 17. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Over 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The State Gary Ward, Kelly Davis, Darren Price, Rachael Lowe, Dwayne McLemore and Aubrey Jenkins
  • 18. DAILY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE AND BEST OF THE BEST: The Post and Courier
  • 19. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGEAll Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions Combined THIRD PLACE: The Times and Democrat A Fatal Night for Football
  • 20. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGEAll Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions Combined SECOND PLACE: The Times and Democrat The Avengers
  • 21. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGE All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedFIRST PLACE: The Times and DemocratSlammin’ and Jammin’
  • 22. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGE Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedHONORABLE MENTION:Herald-JournalTanzania on two wheels
  • 23. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGE Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedTHIRD PLACE: The Post and CourierCooper River Bridge Run
  • 24. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGE Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedSECOND PLACE: The Post and CourierSpoleto
  • 25. INTEGRATION OF PRINT AND WEB COVERAGE Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedFIRST PLACE: The Post and CourierStorm of Money
  • 26. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedSECOND PLACE: Index-Journal Matt Walsh2012 football preview
  • 27. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedFIRST PLACE: The Beaufort Gazette Jonathan DyerLearning by example
  • 28. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Independent Mail Nathan GrayClemson bands toperform at Olympics
  • 29. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: Independent Mail Nathan GraySwim lessons for adults
  • 30. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Tim KimzeySteam locomotivestops at hubcity traindepot
  • 31. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Over 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Post and Courier Grace BeahmLowcountry Flooding
  • 32. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Over 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Wade SpeesJack’s Jazz Procession
  • 33. PHOTO GALLERY ON A NEWSPAPER WEBSITE Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Post and Courier Grace BeahmBulls Island Winter Bow Hunt
  • 34. ONLINE SPOT NEWS VIDEO Daily Under 20,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Times and Democrat Larry HardyTanker overturns
  • 35. ONLINE SPOT NEWS VIDEO Daily Under 20,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Times and Democrat Emery GloverWorse than any hoarder
  • 36. ONLINE SPOT NEWS VIDEO Daily Under 20,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Times and Democrat Larry HardyWe Want Justice
  • 37. ONLINE SPOT NEWS VIDEO Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedTHIRD PLACE: The Greenville News John OlsonNeighbors Hold Suspect
  • 38. ONLINE SPOT NEWS VIDEO Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedSECOND PLACE: Independent Mail Ken RuinardWoman Rescued fromBurning Car
  • 39. ONLINE SPOT NEWS VIDEO Daily 20,000-50,000 & Over 50,000 Divisions CombinedFIRST PLACE: Independent Mail Sefton IpockHomicide on C Street
  • 40. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedSECOND PLACE: The Island Packet Sarah WelliverThe Road to State
  • 41. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedFIRST PLACE: The Island Packet Sarah WelliverWheelchair tennischampionships
  • 42. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Independent Mail Ken RuinardSpeedy in the Sky
  • 43. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: Morning News John D. RussellMarlboro County Bulldogs
  • 44. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Tim KimzeyShriner’s Bowl
  • 45. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO Daily Over 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Post and Courier Chris HancloskyTennis
  • 46. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO Daily Over 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Greenville News Mykal McEldowneyTrevor Smith
  • 47. ONLINE SPORTS VIDEO Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The State Tracy GlantzStrong Hands
  • 48. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedHONORABLE MENTION:The Times and DemocratLarry HardySnake shootingleads to SWAT response
  • 49. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedTHIRD PLACE: Index-Journal Matt WalshHot dog eating contests
  • 50. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedSECOND PLACE: The Island Packet Sarah WelliverMission Accomplished
  • 51. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO All Weekly & Daily Under 20,000 Divisions CombinedFIRST PLACE: The Island Packet Sarah WelliverDawn of Freedom
  • 52. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Morning News John SweeneyGun-toting Granny
  • 53. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: Herald-Journal Tim KimzeyOfficer Keith
  • 54. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO Daily 20,000 - 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: Morning News Rebecca J. DuckerBaptism Behind Bars
  • 55. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO Daily Over 50,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Greenville News Mykal McEldowneyLake Jocassee
  • 56. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO Daily Over 50,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Grace BeahmPet Squirrel
  • 57. ONLINE GENERAL NEWS/ FEATURE VIDEO Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Post and Courier Chris HancloskyPGA Tour
  • 58. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Daily Under 20,000 Division Inside today’s edition SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 All-Lakelands 5 SECTIONS, 38 PAGES Politics: Santorum seizes win in Louisiana, 6A basketball teams, 1B DAILY 75¢, SUNDAY $1.50 Accent: Lander film festival kicks off next week, 1C www.indexjournal.com VOL. 93, NO. 330 ‘I DEFINITELY AM INNOCENT’ Mayoral candidate refuses to discuss details of Jan. 30 DUI charge LeRoy Martin, a candidate for mayor By RUSSELL COX of McCormick and the “Can we just rig something up? ... I know we’re on tape.” town’s former police and SCOTT J. BRYAN Index-Journal staff — LeRoy Martin talking to a law enforcement officer chief, speaks Tuesday during a blood alcohol content test Jan. 30 at the McCormick McCORMICK — Faced with a driv- Library about his DUI ing under the influence charge that his innocence Tuesday afternoon dur- truck was found in a ditch outside his charge and his bid for could torpedo his campaign for mayor ing an interview with the Index-Jour- home at 504 Talbert Road, McCormick. elected office. of McCormick, former police chief nal. SCOTT J. BRYAN | INDEX-JOURNAL LeRoy Martin emphatically declared Martin was arrested Jan. 30 after a See INNOCENT, page 4A EDUCATION ABBEVILLETHIRD PLACE: Pay raise proposal draws concern Move might cause Index-Journal budget shortfalls By RUSSELL COX rcox@indexjournal.com South Carolina’s budget, passed by the S.C. House, requires pay raises for state employees, including teach- ers and has created concerns for local education officials and some lawmakers. The ROAST requirement might call for school district pay to increase more than state funding will grow. The budget, now up for consideration by the state Sen- MASTERS ate, includes a proviso which PHOTOS BY MATT WALSH | INDEX-JOURNAL would require 2-percent raises ABOVE: A bucket of steamed oysters from Apalachicola, Fla., is for teachers and other school dumped onto a table Saturday during Abbeville’s Oyster Roast and employees, although districts Lowcountry Boil at the Burt-Stark Mansion. BELOW: Aubry Falls, 4, can apply for waivers if the throws an oyster shell into a trash bucket. Her grandfather estimated raises would create a deficit. she ate about 50 oysters. Check out the photo gallery at www. The discussion of such a indexjournal.com to view and purchase more photos from this event. See BUDGET, page 5A “We could deplete Annual event sells out the reserve to meet By MICHELLE LAXER The cooking seafood made the air this mandate and mlaxer@indexjournal.com smell salty, and the mansion’s grounds put the district in a were a sea of lawn chairs as the largest ABBEVILLE crowd yet showed up to enjoy the food vulnerable position T he Burk-Stark Mansion might and music from The Edgewood Band. financially.” be nowhere near the ocean, The event was sponsored by the Great- but that was easy to forget at er Abbeville Chamber of Commerce. — Earlean Smiley, the annual Oyster Roast and McCormick Lowcountry Boil on Saturday. See ROAST, page 5A Superintendent Popularity of fresh food grows in Lakelands By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY food you’re getting at farmers’ mar- buying and eating fresh and local Special section sdonaghy@indexjournal.com kets is typically handled by only the foods. grower and the person who picks it. *** Sharon Alvarez, a current board Often, that is the same person. Newton O’Dell, Greenwood member for the Greenwood Coun- “Food you buy elsewhere may be County Farmers Market manager, ty Farmers Market, said increasing handled by field hands who pick it, said the reason for growth of local popularity of farmers’ markets in packing house employees, truck- markets is simple — people want the Lakelands is evidence of more ers, distributors and grocery store fresh, less processed food. consumers wanting fresh food, workers before you and your family “People are embracing healthier picked at the height of freshness and consume it.” lifestyles,” O’Dell said. “They want ripeness. *** food that was picked today, or yes- “Local is better, no doubt,” Alva- James Hodges, Greenwood Coun- terday. Much food in the national rez said, noting she herself has been ty Clemson Extension agent, said food supply grown here was picked a local market grower “forever,” pro- more people today are growing their two to three weeks ago, and it could ducing herbs, vegetables and a few The Index-Journal’s Home, own vegetables and many express be even longer if the food was INDEX-JOURNAL | FILE ornamental plants. interest in being able to sell some grown in South America, China, Lawn and Garden special Barbara Etters buys peaches in June 2011 “Food travels 20 miles to get to section can be found in today’s of what they grow. Also, increasing edition. at the Farmers Market in Ninety Six. you, not 2,000,” Alvarez said. “The numbers of people are interested in See FRESH, page 3A Index-Journal is published with Inside today’s edition EDITORIALS 8A-9A Index-Journal is pride for the people of the Lake- ENTERTAINMENT 7A, 2C committed to editorial TODAY: Sunny ACCENT 1C-4C intervals. lands. You are important to us. BUSINESS 9B LOTTERY 7A excellence. To report an error, High of 77. If you miss your paper, please CALENDAR 2A CAMPUS 1D-4D contact Executive Editor call 223-1413 (before noon on CLASSIFIEDS 10B-12B OBITUARIES 4A Richard Whiting at 943-2522 FORECAST, 10A weekends). COMICS INSIDE SPORTS 1B-8B or rwhiting@indexjournal.com. Good morning, E.L. Martin. Thank you for subscribing to the Index-Journal!
  • 59. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Daily Under 20,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE:The Item
  • 60. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Daily Under 20,000 Division ‘THE THRONE’ S UN DAY OVER $220 Football has S.C. teams FINAL on the map in big way FLIGHT ELLOREE NATIVE’S GIFT TO GOD, C1 IN COUPON SAVINGS STORY, B1 EDITORIAL, A8 B12 INSIDE More coverage from Clemson MARCH 4, 2012 and Carolina on B5 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 The Times and Democrat $1.50 ✬ ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA | www.TheTandD.com | 16 SECTIONS, 214 PAGES ✬ VOL. 131, NO. 64 75 CENTS The Times and Democrat ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA | | 3 SECTIONS, 36 PAGES VOL. 131 NO. 265 ‘Her smile will always be remembered’ Murder victim’s life celebrated at ‘home going’ By MARTHA ROSE BROWN her heart. ... I can hear Anngenette saying, ‘Get T&D Correspondent your house in order’” she said of her late friend. , Attorney ” who presided over the “home going” celebration She thanked Shaw’s oldest daughter, Courtney ST. STEPHEN — “Earth has no sorrow that S. Scipio, for giving her the opportunity to share heaven can’t heal, said Rev. Robert McCutchen, her memories during the service. “Her smile will always be remembered, Tin- ” facing of Anngenette Shaw at St. Stephen Baptist Church in this small Berkeley County town. Shaw’s death that made headlines a dal-Burch said. “My heart has been broken, for truly a friend has been taken away. ” In addition to Scipio, Shaw’s children extortion week ago, but on Saturday it was her include Alexia S. Shaw and Deshanay life that was celebrated by a standing- Ravenell, all three of Moncks Corner; room-only crowd of mourners. and two sons, Jermaine Bryan and Des- Those who knew her best called her mond Shaw, both of Jamestown. Shaw was looking forward to the charge CHRISTOPHER HUFF/T&D CHRISTOPHER HUFF/T&D CHRISTOPHER HUFF/T&D “Nett” or “Anna Mae. ” Frank Staley Jr. puts his hand to his head and Staley puts his head down on the table as the Staley throws his head back in laughter as “She was a quiet, soft-spoken per- birth of her third grandchild, a boy waves his napkin as he is named Citizen of news of the award sinks in. award presenter Dr. Gene Atkinson relates a son, Joy Tindal-Burch said of her 42- ” named “CJ. Her grieving grandchil- ” the Year. funny story about him. year-old friend. They had moved to Eu- Anngenette Shaw dren include Cambria Scipio and Cha- tawville at about the same time. mairra Bryan. By JEFFREY COLLINS “We took care of one another. Her kids were Shaw’s nine sisters and two brothers also mourn Associated Press my kids; my kids were her kids. And she was the her death. T&D CORRESPONDENT MARTHA ROSE BROWN FRANKLY GREAT ‘queen of yard sales’” she recalled. , Mourners carry the casket of Anngenette Shaw outside St. Stephen Baptist Church COLUMBIA — A Lexington Tindal-Burch said Shaw “decided to give God See SHAW, A7 on Saturday. attorney extorted more than $1 million from clients by threat- ening them with criminal Staley honored as Citizen of the Year charges or civil penalties that did not exist, accord- ing to a RISE AND FALL OF A PRESIDENT AT S.C. STATE UNIVERSITY ● DEC. 11, 2007 — S.C. State trustees oust Presi- Lawmakers hope SCSU can move federal dent Dr. Andrew Hugine on a 7-3 vote. By PHIL SARATA indict- ● APRIL 29, 2008 — Dr. George E. Cooper visits the T&D Staff Writer ment. Rich- S.C. State campus as one of the nalists for presi- When named 2012 Orangeburg Area Citizen of ard dent. He is the deputy administrator for science and the Year, Frank Staley Jr. did something that by all Breibart COURTESY WIS education resources development at the U.S. Depart- accounts no other recipient of the award has ever Breibart on after Cooper was done. charged T&D FILE ment of Agriculture and vice president of academic Raising his napkin, Staley waved it over his head to Wednesday with five counts Dr. Andrew Hugine affairs at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. the laughter of the audience. of extortion, four counts of ● JUNE 6, 2008 — Cooper named “They kind of think a little bit about the old man, mail fraud and a count of wire 10th president of S.C. State. don’t they?” Staley said, smiling. fraud. The indictment lists Staley became the 60th recipient of the award, three different people who al- Then-board Chairman Mau- presented each year by the Kiwanis Club of legedly cleaned out bank ac- rice Washington said, “He Orangeburg. Sharing the moment with Staley on Thursday was counts, investments and re- tirement savings to give to connected with the search By DIONNE GLEATON T&D Staff Writer ONLINE South Carolina State University Coach Emeritus Wil- Breibart committee, the campus and @TheTandD.com lie Jeffries, who won the award in 2011. He was re- Breibart targeted present the board.” Lawmakers are hopeful that Find all news re- sponsible for getting Staley to the function. and former clients and told ● DEC. 17, 2008 — S.C. State South Carolina State University garding S.C. State “He’s not the easiest guy to pull one over on, Jef- ” them they were facing penal- placed on one-year warning by can make the changes it needs University when you fries said. “I just told him I was getting an award and ties from the Internal Revenue following Dr. George Cooper’s click on our Hot Topics at I would really like him to be there. Service or possible criminal the Southeastern Associa- resignation as president. TheTandD.com “You want to be sure you get that person there, es- charges unless they put hun- tion of Colleges and Sen. John Matthews, D-Bow- pecially someone who merits so much an honor of dreds of thousands of dollars Schools for failing to man, an alumnus, said, “I think this nature. I am happy to see some fellow Bulldogs into his law firm’s trust ac- it’s another issue that the uni- trust and academic excellence to receive this award. ” count, authorities said. comply with agency versity has to address, but I hope this fine university. ” Matthews Making the presentation, using various articles of The attorney promised he standards. that they would deal with all their Rep. Jerry Govan, D-Orange- ● MARCH 27, clothing and head gear as props, Dr. Gene Atkinson CHRISTOPHER HUFF/T&D would handle the matters issues at one time and get it over burg, and another alumnus, said noted four areas have helped define Staley’s life: the Frank Staley Jr. becomes emotional as he gives a speech as the 2012 Orangeburg Area Citizen confidentially and keep them with. ” he is not sure whether the inves- of the Year on Thursday night at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Staley was the out of public records, prosecu- 2009 — Cooper Cooper was hampered by a lack tigation “had some bearing” on 60th recipient of the award, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Orangeburg. See more photos inaugurated as of support on campus, and “I re- Cooper’s resignation. See FRANKLY, A5 from this event at TheTandD.com/gallery. See ATTORNEY, A5 president. ally applaud him for making the “Until that comes to light, I ● FEBRU- decision that, ‘If I can’t do it, I’m think the best thing is to really going to move on, ” the Bowman ’ reserve judgment until we can ARY 2010 — Democrat said. get to the truth. It’s not about the It is learned Opportunities scarce, but local job hunters keep on looking Dr. George E. Cooper is sworn in as president on March 27, 2009. that Hugine lawsuit against the university for $60,000. settled a “I’m just going to wish him well in wherever he goes and whatever he does, he said. ” Cooper announced Friday he administration or the board. The most important people are the students, their parents who have entrusted their care to the uni- Govan will resign effective March 30 to versity and the faculty that are By GENE ZALESKI On Thursday they were ● JUNE 15, 2010 — A divided board votes not to renew Cooper’s contract, spend more time with his family charged with providing the stu- T&D Staff Writer united in one goal: looking for which was to expire at the end of the month. Among those voting against and pursue other interests. dents with a quality education, ” employment. The decision followed an inves- Govan said. At 61 years old, Frances Guy him were two trustees with terms set to expire at the end of the month. tigation into alleged criminal mis- Govan said he hopes Cooper A high school graduate, 27- is not ready to retire. year-old Bryson Walsh says ● JULY 1, 2010 — Intense conduct, unethical behavior and made his own decision to leave In fact, the cancer survivor searching for a job has been a concern was expressed for mismanagement at the university. the university. is trying to get back into the Cooper initiated the investigation “Whatever the circumstances, life-long endeavor. the university over the course and said it led to the termination I think that he should be workforce two years after she “Every job that I do have, lost her job following her ini- they always run out of work, ” of two weeks, and a prayer of eight high-level employees on commended for taking the tial diagnosis. he said. “I am not really look- vigil was held for the univer- Feb. 10. It is continuing, prudent action in terms of Cooper said he believes the trying to address any type of “I am on the Internet all the ing for a job. I am looking for sity. After new trustees take investigation will allow trustees time looking for whatever is a career.” out there, Guy said. “There is ” This time around, Walsh has their places on the board, to “continue to restore integrity, See LAWMAKERS, A7 Cobb-Hunter nothing. ” been looking for the past nine Cooper is retained. She has done just about all one can to land that elusive job. She has submitted re- sumes, but has not had any months. “This has been a bad year for me, Walsh said. He sub- ” mits resumes daily online but ● NOVEMBER 2010 — Coo- per appointed chair of the Council of 1890 Universities. Get rid of board, senator says interviews. has not had an interview since ● DECEMBER 2010 — S.C. By DIONNE GLEATON Ford said, “We’ve Guy says while she never July. State learns it has been reac- Cooper is shown with trustee Matthew Richard- T&D Staff Writer given Cooper state got a degree, her background “They told me they’ll call son in June 2010, after S.C. State’s board in administration should be a me back in a couple of weeks. credited by SACS for 10 years. refused to renew Cooper’s contract. money, and they’ve A Lowcountry senator says he wants more denied the kids a whole big plus for any employer. It is pretty much a dead end, ” ● JAN. 13, 2011 — The than a new president at South Carolina State lot of opportunities for “I have always worked, al- he said. S.C. State Faculty Senate says it has “no con dence” in Cooper and his University. He wants a whole new board. them to get a good edu- ways, she said. ” But faith in God motivates Guy was among the hun- him to persevere. administration. “The students have been denied a basic ed- cation. The university ” ● DEC. 20, 2011 — S.C. State con rms it hired attorney Reginald Lloyd, but ucation because of the board and president. says the money came dreds to attend the Orange- “My time will come,” he My primary concern is the kids, Sen. Robert ” from a private source, burg Job Fair Thursday at the said. won’t say why. Lloyd is the former head of the State Law Enforcement Divi- Ford said. but hasn’t identified Prince of Orange Mall. The fair came at a difficult sion and former U.S. Attorney for South Carolina. He wants to give the university a year to find it. By the looks of the crowd, time for job seekers. Orange- LARRY HARDY/T&D The General As- Ford unemployment reaches burg County’s unemployment Manish Mazyck, center, senior employment specialist at Goodwill Industries, greets a job seeker at the annual Orangeburg ● FEB. 10, 2012 — S.C. State res eight employees, including the police a new president. Meanwhile, “the board has got to go. We sembly should ap- everywhere. rate was 14.6 percent in July. Job Fair held Thursday at the Prince of Orange Mall. The fair was sponsored by the mall and state and local agencies. chief, the chief of staff and vice president of student affairs. The university want a whole new slate for those kids coming point a new board and president, Ford said. There were men and Bamberg County’s jobless rate later says the rings were the result of Lloyd’s internal investigation. in next year, Ford said. ” The Charleston Democrat wants to build on a women, young and old, black was 16.1 percent and Calhoun workforce developer Richard until 10 a.m. A broad spectrum of peo- They don’t have the budget- and white, those with a high ● MARCH 2, 2012 — Cooper announces that he will resign at the end of S.C. State President Dr. George Cooper an- proposal he made in January 2011, following a County’s was 12.2 percent. Lee said individuals started About 50 vendors were at ple attended the job fair, Lee ary money. ” nounced Friday that he will resign, effective 19-3 “no confidence” vote by the university’s school diplomas and those Orangeburg County De- lining up at 7:30 a.m. even the fair, including about 20 said. “The economy is so bad March, citing a desire to focus on his family and other career interests. March 30. He will receive a $268,000 sever- with advanced degrees. partment of Social Services though the fair did not start employers. and businesses are behind. See HUNTERS, A5 ance package. See FORD, A7 Please recycle this paper. Home-delivery sub- GOOD MORNING! [09.21.12] DEATHS Please recycle this paper. Home-delivery subscribers of The Times and Democrat Books & Movies ................... C2 DEATHS scribers of The Times and should receive 16 sections today: the A, B, C and D news Business ............................. B7 The Times Classified ............................ B6 The Times Democrat should receive and sports sections; a 32-page SmartSource coupon Classified ............................ D4 ■ WillieC. “Joe” Bell ~ Springfield ■ Denise Ellison King and Democrat Paul Johnson ~ Orangeburg Margaret Pelzer ~ Elloree and Democrat Columns .........................A6, A7 recycles newsprint. supplement; a 24-page Kmart supplement; a 22-page Columns .............................. D3 ■ Benjamin Carmichael ~ Orangeburg recycles newsprint. three sections today: the Elouise Middleton ~ Holly Hill Ben Simmons Jr. ~ Reevesville Deaths ................................ A4 Comics ................................ A7 Virginia White Morrison ~ Great Falls James Franklin “Skeet” Thompson ~ Procter and Gamble coupon supplement; a 16-page ~ Springfield ■ Elizabeth “Beck” White Ritter A and B news and sports Editorial ............................... B6 Deaths ................................ 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  • 61. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 Division Fort Mill begins state title series today YELLOW JACKET BASEBALL ● 1B S E RV I N G Y O R K ● CHESTER ● LANCASTER COUNTIES The Herald THIRD MONDAY May 14, 2012 WEEKAHEAD Local man dies cutting grass 84-year-old Rock Hill farmer thrown from tractor Rock Hill ● South Carolina 75 CENTS heraldonline.com Today PLACE: Knights baseball: The By Jonathan McFadden the youngest at 49. Charlotte Knights take on the jmcfadden@heraldonline.com On Saturday morning, Branch was doing what he al- Buffalo at 7:15 Monday at Knights ROCK HILL — Take a walk on the 220 acres John ways did – mowing his farmland on John Branch Road, Stadium in Fort Mill. Buy tickets at Branch Jr. called home and it’ll become obvious what named for his father – when he fell off his tractor and some www.charlotteknights.com. drove his passions. machinery ran over him. Chicken houses in the back. Cows behind fences. Farm- He was pronounced dead at the scene, said York County Tuesday ing tools on the porch. Coroner Sabrina Gast. He was 84. York Tech graduation: York As his children said on Sunday, Branch – born in 1927 Born and raised in Rock Hill, Branch worked at the Rock Technical College’s 2012 graduation and a witness to the Great Depression – was a product of Hill Printing & Finishing Co. before moving to a security ceremonies will be at 7 p.m. his generation. job at the former Bowater plant. Tuesday at Winthrop Coliseum. “He always gave 100 percent,” said Branch’s daughter, He then fought in the Korean War. After the war, he 58-year-old Regina Clawson. “Whatever he was going to worked as a forest ranger for 25 years, often visiting differ- Wednesday do, he would carry it to the end.” ent schools to teach students about fire and forest safety, State of the Community: Rock “He was old enough to know the need for frugality,” his daughter said. Hill’s State of the Community said John “David” Branch III, 55, Branch’s older son. “He “Conservation was really important to him,” Clawson SPECIAL TO THE HERALD Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday had a strong work ethic.” said. “Whenever a tree died, they’d saw it for lumber.” John Branch Jr. works in his sawmill. Branch, 84, at the Rock Hill Country Club. And “he believed everybody had a job, everybody did died Saturday after he fell from his tractor whileThe Herald Speakers include Mayor Doug their job and everybody worked hard,” said Bob Branch, See FARMER ● 8A mowing grass on his farm. Echols, schools Superintendent Lynn Moody and the presidents of Winthrop University, York Technical College and Clinton Junior College. Cost is $18 for Chamber of INNOVATION IN LANCASTER More jobs Commerce members, $23 for nonmembers. Call 803-324-7500. Thursday available Art reception: The Arts Council of York County will host a free public reception for painter Harriet for 2012 Goode and fashion designer Luis Machicao Exhibition at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts on East Main Street in Rock Hill. The graduates exhibition runs through June 17. By Scott Mayerowitz Associated Press Friday NEW YORK — The class of 2012 is Eagles baseball: The Winthrop leaving college with something that Eagles close out the 2012 regular many graduates since the start of the season with a three-game recent recession have lacked: jobs. homestand against High Point at To the relief of graduating seniors – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and and their anxious parents – the out- 2 p.m. Saturday. look is brighter than it has been in four years. Campus job fairs were packed this spring, and more companies are hiring. Students aren’t just finding good opportunities; some are weigh- ing multiple offers. In some ways, members of the class of 2012 got lucky. They arrived on cam- pus in September 2008, the same month that Wall Street investment DON WORTHINGTON - dworthington@heraldonline.com bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, Cooley Group team leader Jimmy Helms explains that the brown reservoir liner at the Lancaster plant is the only make touching off a financial crisis that exac- in the U.S. The two lines turn burlap from South Carolina into everything from a roofing membrane to reservoir liners. erbated the recession. On campus, they were largely insu- ANDY BURRISS - aburriss@heraldonline.com Cooley Group sells worldwide lated from the collapsing U.S. econo- my. While older brothers and sisters graduated into a dismal job market, they took shelter in chemistry, philoso- phy and literature classes. Saturday Last week, the spotlight shone briefly for 28 years, losing his job when the They used their college years to pre- BloomFest: The second on people proud to stand up and say, textile giant sold its Lancaster operations pare for the brutal realities of the job Glencairn BloomFest will be from “We Are Lancaster.” in 2004. Starnes was among the Springs market that would await them. They 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Led by the governor, other politicians, employees who found opportunity at the began networking for jobs much earli- meadow at Glencairn Garden in business leaders and, most importantly, Cooley Group, which had come to Lan- er, as freshmen in some cases. They Rock Hill. Plants, garden art and the workers of the Cooley Group, it was a Don Worthington caster in 2002. pursued summer internships not sim- other items will be for sale. For time to celebrate. It was formally an- Most of what Cooley does is based in ply as resume boosters, but as gate- information, call 803-329-5620. Business Editor nounced that the plant had made a poly- textiles. Dwight, the company’s CEO and ways to permanent jobs. And they de- ethylene product that will wrap the Olym- president, said, “We are a technical veloped more realistic expectations Sunday pic Stadium in London, “like a sheet.” among those celebrating Monday, said textile plant.” about landing a job in the ideal place First Rockwell: On May 20, Two days after the announcement, he was frustrated over the killings. “Peo- Starnes was also among those who and at the ideal salary. 1916, The Saturday Evening Post attentions turned to a shooting and ple need to take responsibility for their took exception to CNN’s reporting in On campuses across the country, published its first cover with a double murder about five miles south of own actions,” he said. February that Lancaster was a dying spirits are more upbeat this spring, and Norman Rockwell painting, “Boy the Cooley plant. It was the ninth and Wednesday’s killings took the focus town. He said the reporting came from the employment outlook is especially with Baby Carriage.” 10th homicides in Lancaster this year. In off people such as Glenn Starnes, Jerry someone who didn’t know the area. promising, according to interviews all of 2011 there were five homicides in Helms, Mayor Joe Shaw and Daniel “We’re not who CNN says we are,” with three dozen seniors and career the county. Dwight. Sheriff Barry Faile, who had been Starnes worked for Springs Industries See WORTHINGTON ● 8A See JOBS ● 8A WEATHER INSIDE TODAY AT DEATHS For delivery questions, please call 1-877-421-6397 Showers and Advice/puzzles 5A Lottery 8A John Branch Jr. James Houston Jr. Patsy Porter or click “subscribe/renew” thunderstorms Clara Feely J.C. Jolley Sr. at heraldonline.com. 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  • 62. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Daily 20,000 - 50,000 Division SUNDAY Half-priced gift certificates at FRIDAY 1-hour massage at Essential Partly cloudy Wags & Whiskers | Page 9A Mostly sunny Kneads Massage | Page 6A 54 Columnist: 82 Johnson Life can wait, PROM FASHION Fresh look Monday Mostly sunny Pinterest is S aturday Mostly sunny at fall art scrambles 56 calling 1E 84 exhibits in Tour FORECAST | 8C FORECAST | 6C across Championship READ BY MORE THAN READ BY 7 OUT OF 10 Strand 250,000 IN PRINT AND ONLINE EACH WEEK The year’s hottest trends | Page 1E ADULTS IN PRINT AND ONLINE EACH WEEK IN KICKS! opening | 1B ☎626-8555 MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA | MyrtleBeachOnline.com | MARCH 4, 2012 $2 .00 ☎626-8555 MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA | MyrtleBeachOnline.com | SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 75¢ Proposal Strand’s economic Council ‘Ragin Cajun’ Carville, Matalin to visit MB takes From staff reports Strand Business Alliance. Ragin’ Cajun,” is a best-selling author, television and radio could boost Carville and Matalin will author, actor, producer, talk- host, and widely sought after National political icons lead the pre-debate program at show host, speaker and restau- political contributor, pundit SECOND outlook optimistic James Carville and Mary Mata- 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Myrtle rateur. His ticket to fame has and public speaker, she is noted steps lin will visit Myrtle Beach as part of a 7th Congressional Dis- Beach High School, with a de- bate between candidates Gloria been taking underdog candi- dates to landslide victories. for her straightforward man- ner and insightful political wit. rate of DUI trict debate sponsored by the Tinubu and Tom Rice begin- Matalin is one of the most She served under President Myrtle Beach Area Chambers ning at 8 p.m. celebrated and popular conser- to ease Carville Matalin of Commerce and the Grand Carville, best known as “The vative voices in America. As an See VISIT | Page 9A convictions PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING quota Official’s bill aims to reduce Group wants black sea bass Pawleys Island speaks out loopholes in the state’s law stock assessed PLACE: BY DAVID WREN BY GREGG HOLSHOUSER dwren@thesunnews.com For The Sun News Fast fact An Upstate lawmaker is A study by The Sun News A push is being made by the proposing legislation that last year showed just 26.1 South Atlantic Fishery Man- would eliminate some of what percent of the people agement Council (SAFMC) to prosecutors call loopholes in charged with DUI or driving expedite a stock assessment the state’s drunken driving with an unlawful alcohol for black sea bass before the laws, making it easier to get concentration in Horry 2013-14 fishing season, which convictions in DUI cases. County wound up with starts in less than nine A Myrtle Beach defense convictions for those months, on June 1. lawyer, however, is calling the charges. Black sea bass are a staple proposal an erosion of defen- BY STEVE JESSMORE sjessmore@thesunnews.com species on the S.C. coast, and dants’ rights to a fair trial. Kingston Plantation restaurant manager Chris Ward (center left) talks with Willard Nichols of Conway about the fishing season for them The proposal, introduced for the state’s 15th Judicial openings. There was a steady stream of job seekers as Goodwill and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of has dwindled over the last last week, is important for Circuit, which includes Horry Commerce held a job fair Thursday afternoon at the Myrtle Beach mall. Experts are expecting more jobs this year. three years to a low of only 96 Horry County because nearly and Georgetown counties. days this sea- son, which three-fourths of DUI cases Defense lawyer William Four factors add up to suggest a better spring seasonThe Sun News here are either dismissed or Monckton said the problem Inside opened June 1 and closed on reduced to lesser charges due isn’t with the law itself but to a complexity in the law and with training police officers in BY DAWN BRYANT AND JANELLE FROST retail and growth in the number of jobs, summer have been coming in ahead of last Yates Sea Sept. 4 in the mistakes made by police offi- the proper way to follow exist- dbryant@thesunnews.com though the housing woes remain the weak year, some hoteliers say, aiming to keep the wins South Atlantic cers when they arrest sus- ing regulations. jfrost@thesunnews.com spot and will persist throughout the spring momentum from the winter, when – even Marshwalk Region. pects, according to a study “I don’t call them loopholes, and for some time to come, according to the though it’s the slowest time of the year for Kingstalk, With a quo- last year by The Sun News. I call it a training issue,” Tourism will continue to lift the Grand spring economic forecast by Coastal Caro- tourism – it was busier than usual thanks claims SKA ta of only “This would be a step in the Monckton said. “You have a Strand economy this spring, though rising lina University economist Rob Salvino. in part to the mild temperatures, some say. crown | 409,000 right direction to get a little process set up, and if the gas prices are throwing a wild card into an “We were hit real hard in the recession But rising gas prices could threaten the Page 1B pounds of more reasonableness and san- officer doesn’t do it right that’s otherwise rosy forecast. but we are coming out of it,” he said. “Myr- expected tourism gains if they reach $5 a black sea bass ity in the law instead of trying a training issue, not a The Grand Strand’s tourism-based tle Beach is recovering. Most of that can be gallon here, experts say, though the prices for recreation- to build traps and tripwires,” economy is expected to be better this seen in tourism.” al fishermen in the entire re- said Greg Hembree, solicitor See DUI | Page 17A spring than last, with gains in tourism and Hotel reservations for the spring and See ECONOMY | Page 17A gion, the real possibility exists PHOTOS BY JANET BLACKMON MORGAN jblackmon@thesunnews.com the season could be even Bunny Rodrigues (left), owner of the Gullah Museum and Gullah O’oman Shop in Pawleys Island, said she welcomes a “big box” store to bring shorter in 2013 and close dur- jobs during a Georgetown County Planning Commission meeting at Waccamaw High School on Thursday. The Pawleys Island Plaza developers, ing the summer tourist season 7th District seats Mount Pleasant-based Sunbelt Ventures, is asking for a 119,500-square-foot main building. since fishermen say the recov- ering species is growing in numbers and size and the quo- Richard Moore of the Don’t Box Community nays redevelopment could give Strand ta is being caught quicker. The quota, or annual catch limit (ACL), has remained at The Neck group wears shirts with a quote BY AMANDA KELLEY akelley@thesunnews.com It was standing room only in the cafeteria at Waccamaw High School more clout in S.C. the current level although ad- from a Joni where the overflow crowd from the amant testimonials from fish- Mitchell song as PAWLEYS ISLAND | A big-box store auditorium watched the planning ermen who have made it clear he opposes the could be coming to Pawleys Island commission meet on video stream- the black sea bass stocks are expansion of the despite the protests of residents ing from a projector. Inside the audi- BY GINA SMITH the Republican-controlled in much better shape. plaza. who spoke out, almost entirely, torium, 90 people signed up to C o u n c i l m e m b e r To m against plans to redevelop Pawleys speak during public comment, and gnsmith@thestate.com G e n e r a l A s s e m b l y, i s discriminatory. BY JANET BLACKMON MORGAN Swatzel of Murrells Inlet, in MORE Plaza discussed at the Georgetown most of them opposed a potential COLUMBIA | About 60 state But if the plan remains in- jblackmon@thesunnews.com an email sent before last PHOTOS County Planning Commission meet- Wal-Mart. boards, commissions and com- tact, it could be a boon for If gas continues to rise, it could week’s SAFMC meeting in View more photos of ing Thursday. “I would ask this distinguished mittees are expected to get ad- Grand Strand and Pee Dee vot- unsettle the economic recovery. Charleston, urged his fellow the meeting at The commission voted unani- body to be real careful of approving ditional members because of ers, particularly when it comes BY CHARLES SLATE cslate@thesunnews.com council members to help in ex- Myrtle Beach mously to let the redevelopment South Carolina’s new 7th Con- to road improvements. Jacob Thompkins paints metal braces on the exterior of the Burger Paradise MORE PHOTOS pediting the stock Online.com . move forward with limits. See MEETING | Page 9A gressional District, giving “Both symbolically and di- Wednesday on Ocean Boulevard as they prepare for a 2012 tourist season assessment. View more photos at MyrtleBeachOnline.com . Swatzel’s impetus is to help Grand Strand- and Pee Dee- rectly, it’s a testament to our that’s predicted to be better than last year. area residents more say in state government. high-growth area,” said state Sen. Luke Rankin, R-Myrtle the state’s fishing industry and coastal economy by trying to achieve a larger ACL and Unproductive and unloved, Congress heads home South Carolina gained the district, anchored in fast-grow- Beach. “More folks from our area will be eligible to serve on New tourism leader: ‘We are going to do the right things’ thus a longer fishing season that would extend through the BY DAVID LIGHTMAN AND Washington this week until af- Lawmakers spent Thursday let the farm bill, a broad mea- from the “fiscal cliff,” the pros- ing Horry County in the north- more boards and eastern part of the state, be- commissions.” BY JEFF WILKINSON ciation, and the prominent exec- ation has been named a person must rebuild its credibility with summer and into the fall or WILLIAM DOUGLAS ter the November election, de- pointing fingers and charging sure that sets the nation’s agri- pect of economy-damaging cause of population growth. Its The 60 or so affected boards jwilkinson@thestate.com utive and lobbyist who built the of interest in a federal probe in- its 2,000 members, lawmakers even winter months. McClatchy Newspapers parting without agreements opponents with cynical politi- culture and food and nutrition budget chaos if it doesn’t act by boundaries are being chal- and commissions require one organization from scratch was to the missing money. and the public. “The recreational black sea on virtually every big issue it cal posturing. Among Con- assistance policies, expire year’s end. Bush-era tax cuts lenged in court by black law- member from each congressio- COLUMBIA | Hundreds of thou- buried Friday, after apparently Now, the organization that To do so, experts say, it must bass fishery is vital to charter WASHINGTON | The most dis- deals with: taxes, defense, gress’ last decisions was a Sept. 30. are due to expire, and automat- makers who say the new con- sands of dollars are missing taking his own life. Meanwhile, represents South Carolina’s $14 liked, unproductive Congress spending, farms, even post of- characteristic 2012 judgment: Congress also exits without gressional district, drawn by See DISTRICT | Page 18A from the S.C. Hospitality Asso- another employee of the associ- billion-a-year tourism industry See TOURISM | Page 18A See COUNCIL | Page 9A in decades planned to leave fice policy. Punt action until later. It will any serious effort to edge away See CONGRESS | Page 9A INSIDE ➤ Comics | 5-6D ➤ Crosswords | 3D, 5D ➤ Things to do | 2A ➤ Obituaries | 5C ➤ Scoreboard | 7B ➤ Television | 7D ➤ Vol. 62, No. 265 © 2012 Sun Publishing Co. INSIDE ➤ Comics | inside ➤ Crosswords | in comics ➤ Obituaries | 7C ➤ Scoreboard | 6B ➤ TV | 6E ➤ Vol. 62, No. 64 © 2012 Sun Publishing Co. For Back or Neck Pain, You Need the Right Care Regional Medical Center With one call for an evaluation, you get a team of medical specialists who can pinpoint and treat the source of your pain. 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His report faulted midlevel and cans, led by its chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa of senior officials for not briefing Attorney J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP California, wrapped themselves in the find- General Eric Holder much earlier. Rep. Trey Gowdy questions Michael Horowitz, the Justice ings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz Issa declared that Horowitz’s 471-page Department’s internal watchdog, as he appears before the about Operation Fast and Furious. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Horowitz faulted the Justice Department ◆ SEE PROBE PAGE A5 Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. Equine therapy Hope Remains Youth Ranch in Boiling Springs serves youth ages Converse athletics getting bigger 5-17 who exhibit anger issues, defiant behaviors, ADD, ADHD, problems in school, depression and other issues, as well as youth who just want to “hang out” at the ranch in a positive Christian environment. PAGE E1 Firefighter honored A Startex firefighter who died a day after responding to emergency calls last year will be honored during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in October. PAGE C1 Hate crimes Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a reli- gious dispute that offered a rare and sometimes lurid glimpse into the closed and usually self-regulating community of believers. PAGE A4 $54,000 trip South Carolina taxpayers spent about $54,000 on an international trade meeting in JOHN BYRUM/JOHN.BYRUM@SHJ.COM Japan led by Gov. Nikki Haley, Marsha Gibbs stands with representatives from the different sports played at Converse College. Gibbs and her husband are donating money to build a new field Commerce officials said house for the athletic department. Below is an artist’s rendering of the new Marsha H. Gibbs Field House. Thursday. PAGE C3 Unexpected first Marsha, Jimmy Gibbs donate Hours after a British soldier in Afghanistan told medics she was $2.5M for $5.5M field house suffering from stomach pains, she unexpectedly gave birth to a By LEE G. HEALY lee.healy@shj.com boy — the first child ever born In an effort to keep up with continued growth in Converse to a member of Britain’s armed College’s athletics programs, school leaders plan to break forces in combat. PAGE A7 ground on the new Marsha H. Gibbs Field House this fall. Enhancements to playing fields also are on the horizon. The roughly $5.5 million project will be funded, in part, by a Weather $2.5 million donation from Jimmy Gibbs and his wife, Marsha, a Converse trustee, school officials announced Thursday. Mostly In the past decade, the Converse athletics programs have sunny doubled from five to 10, school officials said, and student ath- High 82 letes now make up about 25 percent of the school’s student Low 62 ◆ SEE CONVERSE PAGE A5 COURTESY OF MCMILLAN PAZDAN SMITH INSIDE Business Classified Comics C5 D1 B9 Chick-fil-A feeling fried Crossword Dear Abby D9 A2 Chain caught in second his opposition to gay marriage. Civil rights groups hailed the Horoscope D9 storm on gay marriage turnabout, yet the company never Faith & Values E1 confirmed it. Instead, the company Obituaries C2 By BILL BARROW released two public statements, nei- The Associated Press ther of which made Chick-fil-A’s posi- Opinion A6 ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A is once tion any clearer. Weather C8 again in the public relations fryer. The events suggest the Southern The controversy flared up this franchise might be trying to steer week when a Chicago politician said clear of hot-button social issues while the company no longer was giving to it expands in other, less conservative JOHN BYRUM/JOHN.BYRUM@SHJ.COM groups that oppose same-sex mar- regions of the country. In its state- Thousands of people ate at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the Upstate as riage, angering Christian conserva- ment Thursday, the Georgia-based VOLUME 167 part of a national Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in August, including these tives who supported Chick-fil-A this NUMBER 265 customers waiting outside a location on Spartanburg’s west side. summer when its president reaffirmed ◆ SEE CHAIN PAGE A5 CANCER ATTACKS FROM EVERY ANGLE. SO DO WE. S015-1545135
  • 64. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Daily Over 50,000 Division BUSINESS, B6 See what it Mark Clark will cost to fly decision next JetBlue week? LOCAL & STATE, B1 T H E S O U T H ’ S O L D E S T D A I LY N E W S PA P E R . FOUNDED 1803 FRIDAY, September 21, 2012 POSTANDCOURIER.COM Charleston, North Charleston, S.C. $1.00 Asbestos at former base DHEC halts demolition work on steam pipes BY ROBERT BEHRE Later tests by two laboratories rbehre@postandcourier.com Inside indicated that the material was About the Noisette Project. A6 asbestos, he said. State environmental officials The work site is a fenced-in yard have stopped demolition work on The risks of asbestos. A6 just south of the base’s former steam pipes at the former Charles- power plant. Asbestos is a natu- ton Naval Base because they were response to an anonymous com- rally occurring mineral once used Amputation doesn’t wrapped in asbestos. plaint, and the inspector found for insulation; it no longer is used PROVIDED get in the way of State Department of Health what appeared to be asbestos and because it can cause cancer. State health officials have stopped demolition and Environmental Control of- halted work, DHEC spokesman work on the former Charleston Naval Base young athlete’s success ficials visited the site last week in Jim Beasley said Thursday. Please see ASBESTOS, Page A6 after asbestos was found. Sports, C1 { HURRICANE HUGO 23 Y E A R S L AT E R } New trial could hinge on DNA 1997 slaying case Fish tanks: Calming, educational and a may be revisited lesson in responsibility BY NATALIE CAULA Moxie, D1 ncaula@postandcourier.com Inside the charred building of North Charleston’s Mill Inn, Teresa Haught’s body was found face down surround- ed by shattered glass near the bar. The 36-year-old, who managed the Montague Avenue bar, was beaten to death with a wine carafe. An autopsy FILE/WADE SPEES/STAFF revealed that her killer struck her face, Fishing boats came to rest next to Silver Hill Plantation near McClellanville after the tidal surge of f r a c t u i ng her Hurricane Hugo on Sept. 21-22, 1989. skull in several places. Someone set the Another scandal — but this time, Rosa and The Citadel get it right Brian Hicks, B1 ‘People in way’ bar on fire, and in- vestigators found a blood-stained dollar bill and hair in Haught’s hand. The year of next Hugo was 1997. Wesley Max Blowout in Carolina We s l e y M a x Myers was Myers, 53, has convicted in as Panthers take on spent the past 11 2001 of killing defending champs years in prison his ex-girlfriend, after a jury found Teresa Haught. Sports, C1 him guilty of the killing and a judge sentenced him to Since that deadly storm hit 23 years ago today, 30 years in prison in 2001. He had confessed to police that he we’re better prepared, but more vulnerable murdered his ex-girlfriend in a jeal- ous rage, but later maintained his in- nocence. BY BO PETERSEN // bopete@postandcourier.com Circuit Judge Markley Dennis ruled Coming Tuesday that Myers is entitled to a new I Sunday T’S EERILY QUIET for the height of the hurricane season. trial, based on new evidence as well as A tropical storm and a gale spun well out to sea Thursday with no threat rights violations during the original Our home trial. to the coast. The only cyclones to threaten the Lowcountry so far have insurance rates Recent DNA testing, using technol- ‘Airworthiness’? FAA been tropical storms Alberto and Beryl, back in May. have gone ogy that didn’t exist at the time of the takes steps to make No storms appear to be ready to form in forecasting models that predict a week through the trial, showed that the hair found in sure 787s are fit to fly roof. What can Haught’s hand was not Myers’, and or two ahead. It’s shaping up to be another uneventful year for us, so far. we do about neither was the blood on the dollar Business, B6 “We’re not out of the woods yet, but I’m seeing fewer trees,” said Mark Malsick, it? Plenty. Read bill, according to the ruling’s docu- the latest install- ments. S.C. Climate Office severe weather liaison. ment of “Storm The judge also ruled that Myers was Mostly cloudy. So it’s a little incongruous to bring up that on this date in 1989, Hurricane of Money” for denied his constitutional right to be High 86. Low 63. ideas on how present during all critical stages of his Complete 5-day Hugo slammed ashore centered over Breach Inlet and left the place in splinters. trial, the ruling said. you can fight forecast, B8 Please see HUGO, Page A4 back. Myers was not present for several meetings between the judge and ju- rors, according to the ruling. His CONTACT US READ MORE: Go to postandcourier.com/hugo for a look back absence included an instance during Classified........................................722-6500 at the hurricane, including photos, videos and reader stories. Home delivery .............. 853-POST (7678) Please see DNA, Page A6 General offices .............................577-7111 Newsroom.....................................937-5582 INDEX Bridge ................ D7 Local News ......... B1 Airport board squabbles over JetBlue deal Business ............. B6 Movies ............... D4 Classifieds ...........E1 Moxie ................. D1 BY WARREN L. WISE wwise@postandcourier.com eyebrow. During Thursday’s airport JetBlue announced last week that it will start two nonstop More on the Comics............. D6,7 Obituaries .......... B4 Crosswords .. D6,E10 Sports .................C1 The turbulence on the Charles- agency meeting, former U.S. Rep. Tommy Hartnett, an air- f lights to New York and one nonstop flight to Boston each day airport board Editorials .......... A12 Sudoku ............... D2 With elections delayed, Chip ton County Aviation Authority port board member, wanted to starting Feb. 28. Tickets went on Horoscope .......... D7 Television ........... D5 Limehouse (left) hangs on as shows no signs of letting up. know why the entire board did sale Thursday. Setting the record straight ....................A2 This time it’s over incentives not know about the announce- “It’s a wonderful addition to board chairman. B1 for JetBlue Airways, a package ment ahead of time and who our list of carriers,” Hartnett N almost identical to the one of- approved the $200,000 incen- said. “Why wasn’t the authority Travel records released for 2 S fered to Southwest Airlines two tive package to lure the low-cost Charleston County Aviation years ago that hardly raised an carrier to Charleston. Please see INCENTIVES, Page A10 Authority officials. B3
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