March 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawyer follows Iron Butt rules

Jay Bender likes motorcycles... a lot. The Columbia media lawyer grew up racing the bikes in the deserts of New Mexico and only retired from the sport a few years ago after he seriously injured himself in a competition. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Nature's procreating and I'm not laughing

God really does have a sense of humor. How else could we explain the existence of slugs, ear hair, the duck-billed platypus, and Paris Hilton? Why else would broccoli be good for you and ice cream make you fat? More...

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

It could have been worse

Last Tuesday, during the Richland County Council meeting, someone broke into my car. More...

These two gals ain't no ladies

The two middle-aged women are fighting in the laundry room of a Charleston motel when an overnight guest calls for the police. More...

Business

McClatchy pays $6.5 billion for Knight Ridder

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher McClatchy offered to buy larger newspaper publisher Knight Ridder, parent of More...

Star Profile

Dr. Thomas J. Holbrook of Providence Orthopaedic & NeuroSpine Institute

If you%27re between ages 45 and 54, you fit into the range of the greatest lifetime opportunity for occurances of neurospine injuries. Beginning in your 30s, degenerative spine disease can start to set in. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

BMW milestone The BMW automobile manufacturing plant in Greer recently rolled out its one-millionth vehicle. The Z4 M roadster, BMW%27s millionth at the 4,500-employee facility, is being stored in the Zentrum, the plant%27s display room. More...

Society

Philharmonic enhanced by an Evening in Paris

On March 11, 2006, the Women%27s Symphony League held a fundraiser, Evening in Paris, at the home of Carol and John Kososki. The theme was inspired by Christian Thee%27s mural of a view of Paris in the Kososki%27s home. More...

Mary Ellen "Mellen" Shea-Jackson

1951-2006

Mary Ellen "Mellen" Shea-Jackson, 55, formerly of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, passed to her new life March 6, 2006, at Duke University Hospital after a 14 month fight with inflammatory breast cancer. More...

Miss Zimmerman and Mr. Atkinson plan August 2006 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Michael Zimmerman an-nounce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ruth, to Zackery Owen Atkinson. More...

Events

Events

The Arts Trenholm Artists Guild & City Art will present its 25th Anniversary Annual Juried Exhibition, March 30-April 16 at City Art Gallery, 1224 Lincoln St. An open reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at City Art. More...

Travel

Into Africa

Part 7: Conclusion Memories that linger

Editor%27s note: Sydney, a Columbia Star Cub Reporter and a junior at AC Flora High School, spent two weeks in Malawi, Africa, last summer with her father, mother, and sister. They were on a personal mission with the Ministry of Hope. More...

The road to Nicaragua Part I: Poverty

About the author: Edward Marion was born in Berkeley County, a direct descendant of the Swamp Fox, More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

The bearded iris comes in a variety of colors and blooms at various times throughout the year. Some plants will even bloom multiple times in the same year. More...

Self taught Gardener shares expertise with Mimosa Garden Club

The Mimosa Garden Club met February 28, at the home of Ann Britton. Co-hostesses were Pam Cohen, Uta Valpey, and Sandra Whitener. More...

Dogwood Garden Club beautifies Wheat Street

The Dogwood Garden Club with the help of the City of Columbia planted two beautiful dogwood trees in the 2800 block of Wheat Street for Arbor Day, December 2, 2005. More...

Candidate calls for $700K recall

Columbia mayoral candidate Kevin Fisher asked last week why the City of Columbia paid one contractor under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) but not the others, all of whom signed with the city under the same MOU. More...

Lawyers turn into fairy-godmothers

SC Bar Young Lawyers sponsor sixth-annual Cinderella Project

Pumpkins, mice, and a fairy godmother got the fairy-tale Cinderella to the ball. But real-life Cinderellas in Columbia just needed young lawyers and generous gifts from Columbians. More...

News

Cub reporter performs for benefit concert

Amy Zhang, a student at Dreher High School and a cub reporter for More...

Area businesses driving Project Pet Van

If you haven%27t seen the Project Pet Animal Transport Van yet, chances are you will soon. More...

CSI: Columbia With a trace

Due to great interest in crime show dramas like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation More...

Government / Neighborhood

meet the city council candidates

Tuesday morning, March 14, The Columbia Star issued five questions to the candidates competing for the contested at-large seat on Columbia City Council. More...

Who are they?

Chris Barczak Owner of Barczak and Associates Appraisals, More...

Richland County Council Meeting + March 7, 2006 + 6 pm

Roll Call Members Present: Anthony Mizzell, Doris Corley, Valerie Hutchinson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Joseph McEachern, Michael Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith. Joyce Dickerson was absent. More...

Education

Teenager suffocated by small town rules

The Paschal Academy performs Footloose at Keenan Theatre

The Paschal Academy of Music "kicked off their Sunday shoes," March 10, 2006, with their original production of the 1980%27s musical More...

USC student takes JUMP to heart

Free time is rare for college students. Most have to fit classes, a job, studying, and sleeping into a 24-hour day. Amber Guyton, a sophomore at USC, managed to find time for one more activity. More...

Pots earn $5000 for Brennen

Brennen Elementary art students helped make the PTO%27s third annual auction a huge success by creating 49 unique pieces of pottery for bids raising close to $5,000 of the total proceeds of more than $30,000. More...

Sports

Skyhawks show no love for Falcons

Caleb Barnes proved to be the lone bright spot for Coach Eddie Benton%27s Ben Lippen Falcons in their match with the Hammond Skyhawks Monday, March 13. More...

Remaining Schedules

Hammond Skyhawks

Coaches: Nancy Farish and Carol Fowles Remaining Schedule More...

Two Blazers riding into Indian land

Two Ridge View defensive backs are going to play football next year for the Newberry Indians. Brent Patrick (sitting-l) and John Bogans (sitting-r) are shown here signing their letters of intent. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 1 of 2

MASTER%27S SALE 2005-CP-40-6045 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. against, John W. Banks, Shirley J. More...

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 2 of 2

MASTER%27S SALE 04-CP-40-2312 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Mortgage More...