October 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Asbury United Methodist Church blesses the animals

On Sunday afternoon, October 14 at 3 pm, Asbury Memorial U.M.C. held its 2nd annual Blessing of the Animals. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

With age comes...more procedures

By the time the next issue of The Columbia Star hits newsstands I will be 38 years old. My birthday is coming and the thought of inching that much closer to 40 gives me indigestion. More...

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

Wrong is wrong, no matter how you look at it

There is a TV commercial starting to irritate me. It is for an insurance company. The ad features sappy music and people being nice to each other because they saw someone else being nice. More...

Robber wannbe? Go where the money is

Graham is a handyman in Manchester, New Hampshire. The problem is, Graham is not very handy with tools. People hired him to fix leaky faucets or replace pulldown attic stairs, but the jobs are seldom done right. More...

Education

World renowned astrophysicist visits Richland One

Richland School District One, the Richland County Public Library and the South Carolina State Museum co-sponsored the October 3 visit by world renowned astrophysicist Dr. More...

Richland One first in space missions

Richland One's Challenger Learning Center was recognized as a leader among the 48 such institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Korea. More...

RNE student wins Best of Show

Eliani Camarena (l), student in Richland Northeast High School's Palmetto Center for the Arts, won Best of Show, the top award at this year's South Carolina State Fair Student Art Exhibition. More...

Sports

Capitals move to 8- 0 with win over Raiders

Columbia High School survived a poor first quarter to overwhelm Keenan 41- 12 on October 12. More...

Falcons strike first, but Bengals run away with win

The A.C. Flora Falcons struck first but could not keep pace with the Blythewood Bengals falling 43- 22 at District Two Stadium Friday, October 12. More...

High School Football this week

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Public Notices

Public Notices

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Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant comes from the Botanical Garden in Munich, which devoted a large section to economically useful plants. The mystery plant is a vine and useful for Oktoberfest. More...

Nature's Gym

The Barkmaster's Doodle Dogs and Sesqui Dog Park Buddies

Joe Hnatko is a leader in the Columbia dog lover scene. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Perk up your garden
Part 11: Feed your plants coffee grounds

Coffee shops line every corner, and by day's end, Americans scoop heaps of grounds into the garbage when they could put the valuable resource in the garden. More...

History goes up in flames

The house (l) on the corner of Lee and Queen Street which burned October 11, 2007, was originally a two room school house built in 1906. More...

Endangered turtles hatch at zoo

On August 23 and 30, four critically endangered Pan's box turtles were hatched at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. More...

News

Columbia Fire Department burns a new label

On May 17, 1951, the Columbia Fire Department opened the doors to its brand new headquarters at 1001 Senate Street. More...

Food Not Bombs

When I saw Tom Turnipseed dishing out cooked collards from a huge pot it got my attention. A quiet orderly line of about 100 or more people were standing with paper plates and a ticket in hand. More...

Correction

The TV program filming Chad Sloan is Flip That House, not Flip This House as was printed in The Columbia Star October 5, 2007. More...

Business

World Affairs Council holds annual gala

The Columbia World Affairs Council held its annual Global Vision Award Gala October 11, 2007, in the main ballroom of the Marriott Hotel. More...

Briefs

Top two banks Based on deposits as of June 30, according to the FDIC, Wachovia is South Carolina's largest bank with $11.6 billion in state deposits. Second is Bank of America with $7.2 billion. More...

Dean Hildy Teegan of the Moore School of Business

USC's Moore School of Business is in the midst of a transition, an improvement program that includes a new building, some new staff and faculty, and a new dean, Dr. Hildy Teegan. More...

Society

There Goes the Bride

There Goes the Bride plays at Town Theatre November 2- 17.

Getting a bride to the church is a trying time, but when the bride's mother is "helped" by interfering relatives and the bride's father is in the process of falling in love with a seductive girl that he can only see, it becomes almost impossible. More...

Mrs. Mabel Williams is honored on her 105th birthday

Mrs. Mabel Williams was recognized October 17, 2007, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in honor of her 105th birthday. Friends say Mrs. Williams is such a joy to know, very active, independent, and continues to create beautiful crochets pieces. More...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's 59th Annual Bazaar to be held November 3

The 59th Annual Bazaar of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is set for Saturday, November 3, from 10 am- 3 pm on the cathedral grounds, 1100 Sumter St. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes Oct.- March. Just the two of us, parent and child for ages 2- 4; Homeschool art for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up; and Afterschool for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge Part 30: St. John's Hunting Club

On May 1, 1800, 14 planters gathered at Woodboo Plantation between Moncks Corner and Pineville to organize the St. John's Hunting Club: George Porcher of Cedar Springs (provided the meal) Gen. William A. More...

Documentaries put human face on immigration

The Coalition for New South Carolinians will co- host along with community partners several films as part of the coalition's "Storytellers: Putting a Face on Immigration" film and discussion series. The series is funded by Four Freedoms Fund. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

Part 11: Helsinki

We stepped off the train in Helsinki, Finland, which would be the first English- speaking nation we had visited in nearly seven months. Almost everyone born within the past 50 years speaks fluent English. More...