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2A STATE TUESDAY JULY 5 2022 In 1687, Isaac Newton first published his Principia Mathe- matica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy. In 1811, Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act. In 1940, during World War II, Britain and the Vichy govern- ment in France broke off diplo- matic relations.

In 1943, the Battle of Kursk began during World War II; in the weeks that followed, the Soviets were able to repeatedly repel the Germans, who eventu- ally withdrew in defeat. In 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indi- ans, becoming the first Black player in the American League three months after Jackie Rob- inson broke the color barrier in the National League. (In the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, Doby, pinch-hitting for Bryan Ste- phens, struck out in his first at-bat during the seventh in- ning; Chicago won 6-5.) ASSOCIATED PRESS ON THIS DATE City Hi Lo Hi Lo Today Wednesday Atlanta 91 76 93 76 Boston 84 70 pc 82 64 pc Dallas 102 81 102 81 Denver 91 63 87 60 Houston 97 77 95 79 pc Kansas City 96 76 95 78 pc Las Vegas 101 78 102 81 Los Angeles 78 63 pc 78 61 pc Miami 89 79 sh 87 79 Minneapolis 86 68 pc 79 71 New Orleans 88 78 89 78 sh New York City 85 71 pc 87 69 pc Raleigh 93 76 95 75 St. Louis 103 83 102 82 Seattle 76 58 pc 72 58 pc Washington, DC 90 78 91 75 Blalock 710.0 709.28 Hartwell 660.0 660.04 R.B. Russell 475.0 474.88 Thurmond 330.0 329.20 Greenwood 440.0 439.30 Murray 360.0 357.07 Keowee 100.0 97.80 Lure 991.0 989.65 Marion 76.8 75.02 Moultrie 75.5 74.86 Parr Shoals 267.0 262.97 Tugalo 894.0 890.30 Wateree 100.0 97.53 W.C.

Bowen 815.0 815.08 Wylie 100.0 96.71 Yonah 748.0 743.35 Augusta 117.5 99.33 Clyo 11.0 5.01 Modoc 18.0 2.31 Blacksburg 16.0 2.83 Chappells 14.0 2.17 Pee Dee 19.0 4.50 Camden 24.0 7.28 Columbia 19.0 2.95 Trezevants Ldg 80.0 78.92 Conway 11.0 7.15 Effingham 14.0 2.15 Galivants Ferry 9.0 3.31 Givhans Ferry 10.0 3.32 Greenville 13.0 4.25 Kingstree 12.0 2.89 Orangeburg 8.0 4.86 Charleston 12:20 a.m. 6:51 a.m. 1:03 p.m. 7:08 p.m. Isle of Palms 12:38 p.m.

6:23 a.m. 6:40 p.m. Folly Island 12:12 a.m. 6:37 a.m. 12:55 p.m.

6:54 p.m. Myrtle Beach 12:00 a.m. 6:24 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 6:41 p.m.

Savannah 1:26 a.m. 7:38 a.m. 2:03 p.m. 8:01 p.m. S.

Island Ferry 1:14 a.m. 8:16 a.m. 1:57 p.m. 8:33 p.m. Tides High Low High Low BEACH FORECAST 20 20 26 26 95 77 YOUR 3-DAY FORECAST RealFeel is the composite index of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.

UV Index: Higher index numbers indicate greater eye and skin exposure to ultraviolet rays. ALMANAC PRECIPITATION TEMPERATURE SUN MOON AIR QUALITY Source: Marine Forecast Shown is weather. Temperatures are highs and lows. Lugoff Hartsville Florence Sumter Kingstree Andrews BrookdaleWilliston Augusta Edgefield Springdale Columbia Newberry Greenwood Great Falls THE NATION Lake Full Levels Pool Level River Full Stages Stage Stage LAKE RIVER LEVELS Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow sn-snow, i-ice COL Mon. Mon.

Thursday A shower and t-storm in the p.m. RealFeel: UV Index: 8 Wednesday Humid; a p.m. t-storm in spots RealFeel: UV Index: 12 Today Humid; a p.m. t-storm in the area RealFeel: UV Index: 7 24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon.

0.79” Month to date (normal) 2.03” (0.61”) Year to date (normal) 21.40” (22.35”) Last year to date 23.25” Normal Last year Record (1933) Sunrise today 6:19 a.m. Sunset tonight 8:39 p.m. Moonrise today 12:11 p.m. Moonset today 12:25 a.m. First Jul 6 Full Jul 13 Last Jul 20 New Jul 28 Statistics through 2 p.m.

Monday rating Good Wind south 6-12 knots today. Seas 1-3 feet. Stray thunderstorm. Wind south 7-14 knots tonight. Seas 2-4 feet.

Mainly clear. Wind south 7-14 knots tomorrow. Seas 2-4 feet. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, POLLEN INDEX AS OF Source: National Allergy Bureau Grass: Low Trees: Low Weeds: Low Mold: High CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-888-3566 or The State (USPS 614-180) is published Sunday-Friday by The State Media Co. Periodicals postage paid at Columbia, S.C., and additional post offices.

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CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS The search has in- volved deputies, the FBI, activists, missing persons organizations, even psychics and yet Alexis Ware, a young Greenville mother, has not been found, five months after she dis- appeared. Her family hopes a new billboard on one of Greenville busi- est thoroughfares, Wood- ruff Road, will bring in more leads. Justin Hunt, a moder- ator with the South Car- olina Black Activist Coali- tion who was not in- volved in putting up the billboard but has fostered many searches, said Fri- day the case as dry as you can He said his group has traced every lead they had. Nothing. Ware, 29, a hairdresser, was last seen Jan.

30 at a gas station in Anderson County, where she met T.J. Patterson, the father of her youngest child, around 7:30 p.m. He took his child and oth- er child. He told investi- gators he thought they all were going to his moth- house, but at a red light, Ware went around him and sped off. mother, Alberta Gray Simpson, said Thursday at a candlelight vigil announcing the bill- board that she picks up the phone all the time to call her.

aunt Katri- na Gray said, will never stop The billboard was paid for by the Black and Mis- sing Foundation, which intends to erect another in Anderson County. The Black and Missing Foundation was started by Derrica and Natalie Wilson to bring aware- ness to Black people who are missing because law enforcement and national media do not give those cases the attention they do white people. Cases involving black people take four times as long to solve as those of white people, the organi- zation said on its website. The family is offering a $5,000 reward. mother has said previously she believed her daughter was kid- napped.

was too Gray said. feel she misjudged this Kevin Wheeler, spokes- man for the FBI Columbia field office, said his office has provid- ed technical support to the Anderson County Office. He de- clined to say specifically what that Capt. Steve Reeves of the Anderson County Office could not be immediately reached for comment on the case. On the day Ware went missing, she told her mother someone in a black truck was outside her Greenville apartment.

phone recorded her location 30 miles away in Abbeville at 8:15 p.m. Jan. 30 and highway cameras picked up her car that same night going into Augusta, Georgia, and returning to South Carolina, Gray said. The next Wednesday, Feb. 2, her red Honda was found covered in mud on a rural road in McCormick County, 70 miles from where Pat- terson last saw her.

Gray said her daugh- cell phone and purse were inside the car. Gray said investigators have told her they were able to get fingerprints from the car, but they have not told whether the prints belonged to Ware or someone else. Anderson County depu- ties, along with multiple other agencies, have searched the 222 acres near where car was found, but turned up nothing. The car was taken to Anderson Coun- ty, and processed, and the lead investigator has phone records to peruse. Family of SC mother missing 5 months hopes billboards will spur leads into what happened BY LYN RIDDLE Alexis Ware what we know: There have been 21 earthquakes in the Columbia area in the past week, according to the South Carolina Depart- ment of Natural Resources.

What is not certain is the cause of all the recent seismic activity. While speculation has run rampant about the possible roots of the trem- ors, no single thing has been pinpointed as the cause of the earthquakes. While some have asked legitimate questions about the genesis of the earth- quakes, several others have have made more unbeliev- able proclamations about the rumbling in the Mid- lands. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has tried to have fun on social media while confirming one quake after another. It definitely took a humorous approach to ruling out potential causes of the earthquakes in some recent posts on Facebook and Twitter.

While tackling a some- what serious suggestion, SCEMD used comedy to say volcanoes are not the cause of the earthquakes. a follower slid into our DMs rather concerned about volcanoes and whether or not our recent earthquake swarm could be prelude to a volcanic SCEMD said in a post, before providing a definitive answer. Nope. Not a It cited the U.S. Geolog- ical Survey as a source for shooting down volcanoes.

geologic forces that generated volcanoes in the eastern United States mil- lions of years ago no longer exist. Through plate tec- tonics, the eastern U.S. has been isolated from the global tectonic features (tectonic plate boundaries and hot spots in the man- tle), that cause volcanic SCEMD said. new volcanic activity is not possible now or in the near Fair enough, but what about other man-made causes, or even monsters frommovies and TV that are known for making the Earth shake beneath our feet. Again, Nope.

Not a a list of possible sources that SCEMD ruled out, while reminding fol- lowers that South Carolina is a seismically active state. FRACKING Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more com- monly known, is one meth- od of the process of un- conventional development of oil and natural gas, ac- cording to the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Fracking is a proven drilling technology used for extracting oil, natural gas, geothermal energy or water from deep underground. While fracking has been linked to earthquakes in Oklahoma, the USGS said is not causing most of the induced earth- according to the Independent Petroleum Association of America. MINING Mining removes miner- als and other materials from the ground.

Linked to seismic activ- ity in other instances, the South Carolina Depart- ment of Health and Envi- ronmental Control said last week that mining activity is not likely to be the cause of recent earthquakes, as mines in the Elgin area are shallow. TUNNELING Defined as digging or forcing a passage under- ground or through some- thing, tunneling was also ruled out as a cause of the recent earthquakes by the SCEMD. Drug traffickers, like Guz- Loera, built tunnels along the southern border of the U.S. to smuggle illegal narcotics into the country. MILITARY EXERCISES has become code word in pop culture as an explanation for an otherwise inexplic- able phenomena, like UFO sightings.

Nice to see a govern- ment agency ruling out military exercises as a cause for the earthquakes. KAIJU If looking for a giant monster, a la God- zilla, made popular in Japa- nese movies and TV, you want a Kaiju. They often emerge from underground or beneath the sea to wreak havoc, in films popular in the U.S. such as and Fortunately for South Carolina residents, no Mothra, Rodan or Ghid- orah sightings have been reported. GOZER Gozer is the main villain in the movie franchise and takes the gigantic form of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the original 1984 film.

SCEMD has ruled out the ancient Sumerian god from Babylonian times as the cause of recent earth- quakes, but keep your eyes on any marshmallows or Fluff just to be safe. GRABBOIDS The giant, man-eating, earthworm-like creatures were popularized in the film franchise. While they caused the ground to rumble before an attack, hence the name neither they nor any Kevin Bacon dance moves are believed to be causing the earthquakes. VECNA No spoilers here. While Vecna wreaks havoc from his home in the Upside Down in the fourth season of the hit show SCEMD see the fearsome sentient creature as the culprit behind earth- quakes in the Midlands.

CTHULHU Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity with an octo- pus-like head created by writer H. P. Lovecraft. Although Cthulhu is known for his ability to drive any human that gazes upon his form to insanity, he has not been linked to any seismic activity in the Palmetto State. Noah Feit: 803-771-8435, Volcanoes and movie monsters ruled out as causes for recent run of earthquakes in SC BY NOAH FEIT.

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