Summer in Sumter SC

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The smallest organism can be the deadliest in South Carolina's r - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

The smallest organism can be the deadliest in South Carolina's r - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |: ""I was wondering to myself, maybe if I turned the clock back a year and had never heard of this amoeba and maybe read about an incident where this child had contracted the amoeba, would I take it serious enough if we were going to the lake to put on a nose plug on my child? And I was like, you don't think it can happen to you, and you think well, that was a terrible thing that happened, but you don't really take it serious until it happened to you sometimes," "

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Watch out, Republicans! You’re helping Obamacare succeed.

Watch out, Republicans! You’re helping Obamacare succeed.: "Senators say premiums will skyrocket; ads claim that Americans will lose access to their doctors. The health-care system we have right now, numerous legislators will warn, will quickly become a relic of the past. There’s even a rumor floating around right now that Obamacare will require every American to get a microchip implanted in their hand or neck that will contain their health and bank records."

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Fmr. Clemson Linebacker Pulls Family from Burning Car | wltx.com

Fmr. Clemson Linebacker Pulls Family from Burning Car | wltx.com: "Willard, an undrafted free agent out of Clemson, risked his own life by entering a burning car alongside I-40 in Tennessee. He and another passerby helped pull a woman, her three small children and a dog out of the vehicle only minutes before it exploded.

"At the time, it wasn't scary," Willard said today as the Titans reported for training camp. "I guess I just figured I had to do it. But afterward, I realized how dangerous and scary it really was.

"It kind of topped everything I've ever done on the football field. Afterward, I was driving, and I started shaking. I was just nervous. It was a rush. I was like, 'I need to calm down.' ""

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Navy completes 1st unmanned aircraft landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush in Atlantic Ocean - The Washington Post

Navy completes 1st unmanned aircraft landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush in Atlantic Ocean - The Washington Post:“Your grandchildren and great grandchildren and mine will be reading about this historic event in their history books. This is not trivial, nor is it something that came lightly,” said Rear Adm. Mat Winter, the Navy’s program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons."



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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Police: Man sexually assaulted, kidnapped woman - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

A 2003 booking photo of Anthony Tyrone Dervin. (Source: Columbia Police Department)
47-year-old Anthony Tyrone Dervin
Police: Man sexually assaulted, kidnapped woman - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |: "Police say the victim noticed people in the area and honked the horn several times to get their attention. At that point, Dervin ran away, according to investigators."

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Page 2: Patient Wakes Up Right Before Doctors Remove Organs - ABC News

Page 2: Patient Wakes Up Right Before Doctors Remove Organs - ABC News: "The hospital determined that it had followed protocols, according to its reviews sent to the state Department of Health. HHS disagreed, and said the investigation of Burns' near death was inadequate. St. Joseph's didn't conduct a review until the state Department of Health asked it to nearly five months after the near-organ removal."

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Faye Horton-Stewart June 2, 1951 - June 7, 2013

LEXINGTON, SC

A memorial service for Faye Horton-Stewart, 62, will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 11:00am in Wesley Hall at Lexington United Methodist Church. Visitation with light refreshments will follow the service in Asbury Hall. 
Mrs. Horton-Stewart was born June 2, 1951 in Meshoppen  PA and passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Miles J. Horton and Alice E. Phinney Horton. She was an office administrator with Grand Lodge AFM of South Carolina

Surviving are loving husband of 34 years, John Frederick Stewart; sons, Shawn Stewart of Columbia, Patrick (Jennifer) Stewart of Lexington, Miles (Katie) Stewart of West Columbia and Craig Stewart of Lexington; grandchildren, Anna Claire, Aria and Andrew. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.
 
Mrs. Horton-Stewart was a past board member of Killingsworth, UMW president and Chair of the LUMC board of Trustees as well as many other positions in the church. At Faye's request, you are asked to bring a canned good(s) for LICS or food items to stock our Snack Sack Ministry. Memorials can be made to Lexington UMC. 

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net

Monday, July 8, 2013

Brown Recluse Rare in South Carolina

Experts agree that unlike the widow spiders, large numbers of brown recluse spiders have not been proven to exist in South Carolina. Most also agree that brown recluse spiders are extremely rare here. Scientists who study spiders have reported finding small numbers of brown recluse spiders in only six different locations in northwestern South Carolina. 
This does not mean that they can't 'catch a ride' or hitchhike in some clothing or container, so use gloves and care when unpacking if moving from one of these locations. (See Map for Known Recluse Habitats)

For scale, this image shows the spider alongside a penny.
  • Physical features: Small and delicate in appearance, 3/8” (9.525 mm) long
  • Poisonous: Yes
  • Lives in: South central, midwestern and southwestern United States
  • Eats: These spiders can actually survive for many months without any food or water. They do not use their webs to capture their prey. Brown recluse spiders eat all types of insects, but they prefer to eat dead insects.
Brown recluse/violin spiders (Loxosceles reclusa) are feared because of the severe symptoms their bites may produce. The brown recluse spider is unique because it has only six eyes (most spiders have eight) and it has a violin-shaped marking on its back (hence its alternative name of violin spider).
Look for the violin shape. The most distinguishing feature of a brown recluse is the violin-shaped mark it has on its back. The mark is darker than the body and the “neck” of the violin points toward the rear of the spider.
Determine if the spider has six eyes instead of eight. The eyes are arranged in a circular fashion with two eyes in three separate groups. You may need a magnifying glass to clearly see this arrangement.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Snowden - Sane or Insane applies for Asylum - Anywhere but USA



Somebody take me please; they gonna Waterboard me!!!!
Russia official: Venezuela last chance for Snowden: "Snowden has applied for asylum in more than two dozen countries, including Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela, according to WikiLeaks, the secret-spilling website that has been advising him."






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Friday, July 5, 2013

Third Amendment, rarely invoked, cited in Nevada family's suit against police | syracuse.com

Third Amendment, rarely invoked, cited in Nevada family's suit against police | syracuse.com: "According to Courthouse News Service, the complaint says that when Henderson officers asked permission by phone to occupy Anthony Mitchell's home to gain "tactical advantage" in the domestic disturbance, he refused because he didn't want to get involved.

Officers then devised and executed a plan to get him out, the suit says. "

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US Parents Are Loath to Raise Future Politicians - ABC News

US Parents Are Loath to Raise Future Politicians - ABC News: "Mommas don’t want their babies to grow up to be politicians, a new poll finds.
U.S. parents who are pretty down on Washington and don’t want their kids anywhere near the political world.

A new Gallup poll finds that only 31 percent of Americans want their son or daughter to go into politics.
Combined with years of Congress’ in-the-dumps approval ratings – Gallup put Congress’ approval rating at 13 percent in March – the news isn’t exactly a surprise.
As it turns out, Americans have never really loved the idea of raising future politicians. Fewer than 30 percent of Americans have said they want their son to go into politics since the 1960s."

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

DHEC Worker Accused of Profiting from TB Outbreak | wltx.com

DHEC Worker Accused of Profiting from TB Outbreak | wltx.com: "The lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses Shea Rabley of setting up a tuberculosis consulting business after the outbreak was detected at Greenwood County's Ninety Six Primary School.

The allegations are part of former DHEC nurse Latrinia Richard's lawsuit. Richard says she was wrongly fired after DHEC officials didn't heed her warnings about the outbreak."

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