INSIDE PAGE DESIGN Daily 20,000 - 50,000 Division The Herald Section Sunday ● May 20, 2012 B LOCAL/STATE DEATHS ● 2B PEANUTS ● 6-7B TRADITIONS ● 8B Have a story or photo idea? COMMUNITY ● 10B Call 803-329-4038 or 803-329-4066 After 5 p.m.: 803 329-4008 + heraldonline.com Seventh annual COOLFestFIRST PLACE: JAMIE SELF - firstname.lastname@example.org The Herald The Resolute Forest Products plant, formerly known as the Bowater plant, in Catawba. 4 burned at plant in Rebekah Lewis Catawba Three flown to burn units after malfunction, chemical leak chemical release. Some operations might have been temporarily halted, John- ston said, but she’s not sure to what extent operations were af- fected. Shortly after noon, the plant was operating, with vapor billowing from above the facility. Keystone Substance Abuse Services By Jamie Self ‘White liquor’ and Werner Family Chiropractic hosted email@example.com The released chemical was so- CATAWBA — Four men suf- dium hydroxide, a “cooking the seventh annual COOLFest, presented fered chemical burns Saturday chemical” commonly referred to while working at the former Bo- as “white liquor,” Johnston said. by Bi-Lo, on Saturday in downtown Rock water paper plant. Johnston could not immedi- Three were flown to hospitals ately say the concentration of the Hill. The festival featured free exhibits, with specialized burn units, and chemical that resulted in burns to one was taken by ambulance to the workers. live music, giant inflatables, kid-friendly another hospital, said Debbie The chemical “cooks” the Johnston, director of U.S. public wood chips to break the fibers activities and fun zones. Events and affairs for Resolute Forest Prod- down for pulping, she said. ucts. Johnston said plant officials activities included Kinard Jugglers, Names of the workers and will review all operations and their conditions were not re- procedures and equipment in the Haydini the Magician, face-painting and leased by the company. area to try to make sure a similar York County dispatch received incident doesn’t happen again. safety courses. a call around 9 a.m. and respond- “It’s unusual for something At left, Josiah Williams, 7, top, and Ava ed to the Resolute plant, formerly like this to happen” at the plant, known as the AbitibiBowater said Cotton Howell, director of Gensemer, 3, ride in the Safe Kids of York plant in Catawba. York County emergency manage- The incident occurred about ment, “because they are so safe- County bike derby. At top right, children 8:30 a.m., Johnston said, and in- ty-conscious” and have a great house emergency workers imme- safety record. from Palmetto Children’s Academy dance diately responded and called for Safety and accident reports outside medical help. were unavailable Saturday. and sing for the crowd. Above, Preston All four workers were in the Johnston said the plant hasn’t wood pulping area of the plant. had an incident this “serious” in Bycura, 4, uses a hammer at The Home “The chemical that was re- at least two decades which in- leased was confined in the pulp- volved plant employees, she said. Depot Kids’ Workshop. ing area,” Johnston said, and did An explosion in 2000 resulted not affect the soil or water used at in the death of two contract weld- the facility. ers who were connecting pipes to ON THE WEB “As soon as they realized the an outdoor tank when it explod- chemical was being released,” ed, The Herald reported. Several See a photo gallery from COOLFest at: Johnston said, they stopped it. A other contract workers were in- malfunction caused the chemical jured. release, but exactly what hap- The blast was reported as the pened is not yet clear, she said. worst accident in the plant’s Officials at the plant, which then-40-year history. PHOTOS BY ANDY BURRISS employs 775 people, are working firstname.lastname@example.org to determine the cause of the Jamie Self ● 803-329-4062 “The activists of this party should not be penalized because other states broke the rules.” Adam Piper, a delegate candidate for the Republican National Sweepstakes cafes in Richland Convention, regarding punishment for South Carolina’s decision to move up its primary date to maintain its first-in-the-South tradition 2 open, 3rd in works as S.C. LAW county officials scramble S.C. Republicans: to respond to what police The law requires machine-by-machine rulings on a game’s legality to keep hundreds of machines of the same type from being declared legal at once. Generally, the law says: call Internet gambling We’ll back Romney By Noelle Phillips ■ Police must seize a machine they think is illegal and take it to a magistrate’s court in the county where it was confiscated. ■ The judge must examine the machine and issue a ruling on its legality. in general election email@example.com The first rule posted on the window of an Internet sweepstakes cafe on Two Notch Road says, “You are not gambling!” ■ Decisions can be appealed to circuit courts and, ultimately, to the S.C. Supreme Court, which could take years. By Gina Smith beville County who attended Satur- But the state’s top attorney and a senior law firstname.lastname@example.org day’s convention. enforcement official disagree. COLUMBIA — S.C. Republi- “If we don’t, the country goes “They’re illegal,” said Mark Keel, chief of the can Party Chairman Chad Connelly down the tubes.” State Law Enforcement Division. said it’s time to alter the party’s slo- Leading up to the January pri- At least three Internet sweepstakes cafes gan, “We Pick Presidents,” after the mary, many of the state’s Republi- have popped up in the past few weeks in Rich- state’s Republican voters defied a cans described Romney as “too es- land County. Two are open for business. One 32-year tradition in January’s pri- tablishment” and untrustworthy appears ready to open but does not have a busi- mary, choosing Newt Gingrich ov- because of his changing positions ness license. er now-presumptive nominee Mitt on issues ranging from health care The Internet sweepstakes cafes are not new Romney. reform to abortion. in South Carolina, nor are the business people “It’s a little asterisk in real small But now, they say he’s their only who for years have searched for loopholes in writing that says, ‘Most of the chance to defeat President Barack state gambling laws since video poker became time,’” teased Connelly during Sat- Obama, whose federal health care illegal in 2000. urday’s S.C. Republican conven- reform has Palmetto State Repub- However, the sweepstakes cafes now have tion in Columbia. licans angry. moved from the coastal counties into the Mid- Since 1980, S.C. Republican pri- “In South Carolina, it can be just lands. And they are proliferating because SLED mary voters have chosen the candi- as motivating to vote against some- doesn’t have the manpower to investigate all of date who went on to be the eventu- body as to vote for somebody,” said them, Keel said. al presidential nominee. Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Berkeley, The recent openings caught some Richland Connelly’s line garnered a who predicts conservative and in- County government officials off guard, setting chuckle from the crowd of nearly dependent voters will flock to the the stage for a showdown between the busi- 1,000 Republicans, several of polls to make Obama a one-term ness owners and county officials. whom acknowledge that Romney president. County Councilman Jim Manning said he wasn’t their first choice but say Republicans plan to help Rom- was not aware the sweepstakes cafes had they’ll back the former Massachu- ney in neighboring North Carolina, opened until a reporter called him. Now, Rich- setts governor in the November too. The party has pledged at least land County Council is set to discuss the cafes Jeff Blakeemail@example.com election. 1,000 South Carolina volunteers to at its June 5 meeting, said Stephany Snowden, GW Technologies, an internet sweepstakes cafe at 6615 Two Notch Road, does not “We have to. It’s the only choice help Romney carry North Carolina the county’s spokeswoman. have a county business license. But it has computers inside and posters on the we have,” said Harry Stille, a for- windows advertising phone cards and sweepstakes. It is one of three sweepstakes + mer state House member from Ab- See REPUBLICANS ● 9B See SWEEPSTAKES ● 9B cafes that have put up signs in Richland County.
INSIDE PAGE DESIGN Daily Over 50,000 Division RECORDS MELT AS COLUMBIA HITS 109 AGAIN C olumbia hit 109 degrees briefly around 2:27 p.m. Satur- have to be confirmed Monday. day, tying the new all-time record high set Friday, accord- The current state record is 111, set in June 1954 in Camden. ing to the National Weather Service in Columbia. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 105, the weather service Friday may have been the hottest day ever recorded in state said, and there’s even a slight chance of rain late. Monday’s high history, the weather service said. Stations in Johnston in Edge- is expected to be about 101 degrees, Tuesday’s around 98. field County and on the University of South Carolina’s Columbia Online: View a photo gallery of heat across the East Coast, at campus reported 113 degrees. But those measurements will www.thestate.com — From Staff and Wire ReportsTHIRD PLACE: COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA METRO SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012 The State WWW.THESTATE.COM SECTION B Tracy Burlison ROB THOMPSON/RTHOMPSON@THESTATE.COM Whit and Sandi Cline hosted a party to watch the fireworks at Lake Murray on Saturday. T his Fourth of July cele- ly, there it was. INSIDE At Clines’, ‘the family bration is all about fire- works, friends and The crowd gathered expec- tantly on the front porch and Boom. Boom. Followed by a sharp whistling. “Oooh,” went the crowd. The sound was followed by more fireworks and more & ONLINE Some upcoming July 4 events, best view ever’ Page B2 yard of Whit and Sandi Cline’s laughter. house overlooking Lake Mur- “I like the ones that have dif- More photos from ray on Saturday night. ferent layers to them,” Felicia Lake Murray, with They pulled up chairs, Smithey said. It was the first this story online at By MINDY LUCAS firstname.lastname@example.org nursed cold drinks and waited for the telltale sound. Sudden- SEE FIREWORKS PAGE B6 thestate.com RECYCLING PLANT FIRE Film offers glimpse of homegrown heroism By CAROLYN CLICK email@example.com the Netherlands. Burriss and his comrades in the 82nd Airborne Cayce water use restricted Division had made a harrowing There is a defining moment in crossing of the Waal River, endur- the ETV documentary on World ing hellacious gunfire from Ger- War II veteran T. Moffatt Burriss man soldiers and losing many when the almost 90-year-old Bur- men. riss comes face to face with his The Allies had planned to take old British antagonist, Capt. Lord all the bridges in the Netherlands Peter Carrington. under a plan called Operation TIM DOMINICK/TDOMINICK@THESTATE.COM Runoff into the Congaree River from The two had met more than six Market Garden. It was supposed T. Moffatt Burriss decades earlier in September participated in the largest the fire scene prompted the action 1944 on the bridge at Nijmegen in SEE BURRISS PAGE B2 airborne assault in history. By RACHAEL ONLINE MYERS LOWE Find a photo gallery with firstname.lastname@example.org this story online at thestate.com. ONE YEAR LATER The city of Cayce on Sat- urday imposed a mandato- Residents accept e-recycling ry restriction on water use getting some of their water after runoff from the fire- from West Columbia, fighting activities at a Cay- through connections be- ce plastics recycling plant tween the two cities’ water By TIM FLACH bage haulers no longer pick up reached the Congaree Riv- supply systems. and DAWN HINSHAW those large items when they’re er, city officials said. But Cayce water cus- email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org set out with rollcarts. The city stopped pulling tomers are being asked to But most residents have been water from the river until it refrain from any outdoor In the past year, Richland and diligent about saving their old could be determined uses, including watering Lexington county residents have electronics to take to drop-off whether the runoff posed a lawns and washing vehi- gone out of their way to recycle centers and daylong recycling health threat. cles, to ensure there is suf- computers, TVs and other elec- events, officials in Lexington and There were no restric- ficient water for all custom- tronic waste, officials said. Richland County say. tions on drinking water, ac- ers, the Cayce Department The state banned e-waste from cording to city officials. landfills a year ago, so local gar- SEE E-RECYCLE PAGE B5 Water customers will start SEE CAYCE PAGE B5 Vindetta Catoe, Camden Nathaniel "Bud" Hand, Columbia Rovenia Langley, North Beverley Rivers, Blythewood Edith Collins, Denmark William Heath Jr., Columbia Mary Lee, Martin Roy Bouknight, Lexington Charles Corley, Columbia Lennard Jack, Columbia Amanda Moore, Gadsden John Sanders Jr., Camden Carole Covell, Lexington Alice Jones, Lexington Eilene Nascedka, Columbia Lynwood Stuck, White Rock Sarah Davis, Lexington Charles Jones, Swansea James Rector, West Columbia Gerald Haddock, Orangeburg Gordon Jordan Sr., Batesburg Rose Reed, Columbia John Haller, Columbia Jason Ladd, Irmo Lois Rimer, Blythewood
INSIDE PAGE DESIGN Daily Over 50,000 Division A4 SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012 ● WWW.THESTATE.COM ● THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA S.C. GUARDSMEN HONORED, BURIEDSECOND PLACE: The State Kelly Cobb People from all walks of life line U.S. 378 in Lexington on Saturday, paying their respects as Ryan Rawl’s horse-drawn caisson passes by. MICHAEL BERGEN/MICHAEL@CMICHAELBERGEN.COM FUNERALS FROM PAGE A1 and their families. In Lexington, hundreds of peo- ple stood shoulder to shoulder on a mile-long stretch of U.S. 378 to watch Rawl’s procession from the funeral home to Saxe Gotha Pres- byterian Church. Rawl’s casket was carried in a caisson pulled by two white horses, and his family and an Army honor guard walked behind it. Seventy-five Richland County Sheriff’s deputies who worked with Rawl led the procession. People from all walks of life watched as the caisson passed, and they gathered along the 23-mile MICHAEL BERGEN/MICHAEL@CMICHAELBERGEN.COM route from the church to the Pelion Rawl’s mourners included more than 200 from the Richland cemetery where he was buried. County Sheriff’s Department, where Rawl worked since 2005. ROB THOMPSON/RTHOMPSON@THESTATE.COM There were coffee baristas, veter- Meador was buried at Fort ans, mechanics, Boy Scouts, base- Jackson National Cemetery. ball players and housewives. An football at Lexington High, where desk to pose for a picture. He electrical crew used two cherry he graduated in 2000. He graduat- would hide copies of the picture for pickers to form a flag-draped arch ed in 2004 from The Citadel, where her to find. He also posed for a over S.C. 6 outside Red Bank. he served on the Honor Court, a picture while riding a minibike in Louise Parker, Linda Scott, June Maranville and Jane Bennett lined group of students tasked with up- uniform on Super Bowl Sunday THIRD S.C. GUARD holding the school’s honor code. when he was supposed to be work- up just after 8 a.m. for Rawl’s pro- Sheriff Leon Lott remembered ing. FUNERAL TODAY cession. Parker and Scott knew the Rawl as a rookie deputy, trying his “Lucky for Rawl, photos of these The third S.C. Guard Rawl family. Maranville came be- hardest to look like a tough and mischievous deeds are just becom- soldier killed in the June cause Rawl went to The Citadel, serious cop while having his pic- ing public and I never found out where her son also graduated. 20 attack in Afghanistan, ture taken his first day on the job. about it,” Lott said, drawing laugh- Bennett is Maranville’s mother. Rawl had to fight off his smile, ter from the audience.. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew “I’m representing my son,” Ma- Bradford Thomas, 30, of which came more natural than a Lott described Rawl as a great ranville said. “He couldn’t be here, Easley, will be buried stern look, Lott said. deputy and a great soldier. but he called to make sure I was today. After spending several years as a “Rawl was one of us and he will going to be here.” road deputy, Rawl asked to serve always be one of us,” he said. Services are 2:30 p.m. The women were torn over miss- ing Meador’s funeral, which was as a school resource officer be- Jae Mattox, one of Rawl’s Cita- at Rock Springs Baptist cause he wanted to help children del classmates, remembered the Church in Easley. Burial taking place less than 10 miles and have a more stable schedule hot summer day the two met when with full military honors away on St. Andrews Road. for his growing family, which in- they reported to campus as will follow in Nine Forks “We wish we could all be in Irmo cluded his wife, Katherine, daugh- freshmen. at the same time because J.D. grad- Baptist Church cemetery. uated from Lexington also,” Scott ter, Callie, and son, Caleb. “He was one of only two who Rawl had a mischievous side, Flags across the state said. were actually excited to be there,” too, Lott said. He once sneaked Mattox said. are to remain at half Before the procession, Bennett staff. asked Parker and Scott if they into his captain’s office, sat in her needed flags. chair and propped his feet on her SEE FUNERALS PAGE A5 Scott, who was holding an Amer- ican flag on a wooden pole, replied, “No, I just need Kleenex.” Patriot Guard motorcycle riders escorted both motorcades to their cemeteries. “It’s important that all of us are here to show the family that their sacrifice was not in vain, that the American people appreciate what they have contributed to the de- fense of the nation,” said L.Z. Har- rison, a Patriot Guard captain from Columbia, who rode with Meador’s motorcade. ‘HE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF US’ A crowd filled the Saxe Gotha church until people were standing along the walls and more were being directed to the church gym to watch the service for Rawl on a video screen. More than 200 Richland County sheriff’s deputies joined scores of men and women in military uni- forms. U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson also stood in the sanctuary. Rawl, 30, had worked at the sheriff’s department since 2005, MICHAEL BERGEN/MICHAEL@CMICHAELBERGEN.COM and he joined the National Guard Rawl’s roommate from the Citadel, Ryan Theriot, pays his last respects to his friend Saturday in in 2006. He wrestled and played Pelion. ‘Everything he did, he did with his whole heart,’ Theriot said.
INSIDE PAGE DESIGN Daily Over 50,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: C. MICHAEL BERGEN/MBERGEN@THESTATE.COM Rusty Myers, from Charleston, enjoys a gelato at the fifth annual Italian The State Festival. It was his second year attending with the Castra Romana (Roman Centurions) group. ‘They love us out here,’ said Myers. ‘We’re rock stars!’ Tracy Burlison C. MICHAEL BERGEN/MBERGEN@THESTATE.COM Dimitiras Chestnut, 9, tries his first oyster at Viva la Vista. He said he liked it and was ready for more. ‘He eats anything!’ his mother said. JEFF BLAKE/JBLAKE@THESTATE.COM Runners race down Sumter Street to start the annual Dr. Andrew Sorensen Bow Tie Memorial Run 2012. Runners wore bow ties in honor of the late University of South Carolina president. SUPER SATURDAY Residents flock to festivals for food, fun and community spirit By MINDY LUCAS this in Columbia – maybe ers. Quentin Gayten was email@example.com not all on the same day.” home from college in Mis- Ciao, baby! Over at Colum- sissippi, where he’s a line- From lower Richland bia’s fifth annual Italian backer for the Delta State County to Lake Murray, Festival on Main Street, the football team, when he people from across the Mid- crowd showed geographic heard about the voter regis- C. MICHAEL BERGEN/MBERGEN@THESTATE.COM lands – and beyond – ven- diversity. tration drive at Big T’s Bar- Giovanni Thomas, 8, went to the Italian Festival which was free to the ROB THOMPSON/THE STATE tured out Saturday in search Linda Washington, 53, B-Que in lower Richland public and featured live music, dance performances and games such as The grand marshal of the Okra Strut parade is Okra Man, one of the most of a good time, food and a bocce, an Italian favorite. visible symbols of Irmo’s annual Okra Strut. who moved to the Capital County. little civic interaction. City a year ago from Los He stopped by the Gar- The fun parked tens of ners Ferry Road restaurant Angeles, was with her friend thousands of people in Irmo, Mary Goddell, 42, who for a bite to eat before filling onto USC’s campus and Five moved here two months ago out a registration form. Points, on Rosewood Drive, from Grand Rapids, Mich. Manager Greg Brown’s on Columbia’s Main Street C. MICHAEL BERGEN/MBERGEN@THESTATE.COM Both were drawn to the goal? Get more young peo- and in the Vista on a day The Whiskey Tango Review was one of 18 local bands that performed at Viva la Vista while visitors sampled authentic food, which they ple to the polls. filled with festivals. the food from local restaurants. missed from “back home.” Bow ties on display. There Feelin’ artsy on Rosewood. Also enjoying the cuisine? was no shortage of bow ties For arts and crafts lovers, One cool parade. Near the Afternoon crowds at the fifth Michael Smyth, who’s new at the second annual Bow Columbia’s Rosewood Arts shores of Lake Murray, life annual Viva La Vista strolled in town from Provo, Utah. Tie Run that started at Festival was the place to be. in the town of Irmo uncoiled the retail, arts and entertain- The 28-year-old took a job USC’s Horseshoe. About 250 Visual artists sold their along St. Andrews Road in ment district as a jazz group four months ago at the Ama- runners turned out for the wares, while performers the annual Okra Strut pa- played on one of several zon plant near Cayce and 5K that honors the memory provided a festive backdrop. rade and festival. Politicians, stages. City residents Chad was out with friends Satur- of Andrew Sorensen. USC’s “This is nice,” said Cathy beauty queens and bands and Christen Jones were day, exploring. 27th president, Sorensen Abrams, who was playing marched along as people drawn to the event along Spotted: A T-shirt that was known for his colorful host to her brother, Tim lined the streets. with their 2-year-old daugh- said, “You bet your bocce neckwear and his work for Fincham, of Norfolk, Va. The “Isn’t this the coolest pa- ter, Paige. balls I’m Italian” and four Big Brothers Big Sisters, two were out looking for rade ever?” Terry Rhodes “It’s the opportunity to try sisters originally from which the run helps support. some fun. “We heard it was asked his 2½-year-old a bunch of different food Abruzzo, Italy, who came in Spotted: Six-month-old going to be a big weekend.” Burns Williams, wearing a granddaughter Macie. “She and hear a bunch of differ- from Atlanta just for the tuxedo tie, and a half-dozen hasn’t stopped waving.” ent music,” said Chad Jones. festival. Contributing: Clif LeBlanc bow tie-wearing pooches. Food, music and more. “... We should do more of Reaching out to young vot- and Andy Shain JEFF BLAKE/JBLAKE@THESTATE.COM Sporting a bow tie, Doc sits at attention before participating in the Sorensen Bow Tie Memorial Run 2012. The event helps support Big Brothers C. MICHAEL BERGEN/MBERGEN@THESTATE.COM USC student Kristen Banks won the grape-stomping contest at Columbia’s fifth annual Italian Festival MORE ONLINE: See if you were caught having a good time in one of our hundreds of photos from Super Big Sisters. on Saturday on Main Street. ‘Three minutes of stomping! It was tiring, but fun,’ Banks said. Saturday, online at thestate.com. Want the moment to last? All images are available for purchase. 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