November 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Dare to dream

We all have dreams when we're young. Unfortunately, the only one I can remember now is a recurring nightmare I had where I showed up for elementary school without my homework, but that's not the bad part. More...

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

How to be a football expert

The college football season is winding down. It's been a memorable year, maybe the strangest and most volatile ever. Upset has been redefined. Parity is alive and well in the NCAA, and our numerous TV experts are looking like fools. More...

Floyd's bus stop to freedom

Floyd is being transferred from a prison in Seattle to another prison in Great Falls, Montana. The bus stops at a pre- release center in Helena, and three inmates get off. More...

Business

Group discusses parking plans for Five Points

Claussen's Inn partner Dr. John Bryan, who recently retired as a professor of art and architectural history at USC, welcomed a full house at a Martin Luther King Park meeting hall Monday night, November 26. More...

Briefs

Power plant emissions According to the Southern Environmental Law Center, N.C.'s coal- fired power plants produce a disproportionate share of global- warming- causing pollution. More...

Star Profile

Bill Dukes of The Blue Marlin

Columbia has a new convention center, albeit compact and with no designated headquarters hotel. It was put together by the man who put together the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Bill Dukes. More...

Society

Lower Richland barber celebrates 80th birthday

Sosbee was born in Watkinsville, Ga. He joined the U.S. Army at age 18 and served in Korea. After 20 years of military service, he retired. Danny and his wife, Ruth Brooks, and their three children settled in Horrell Hill. More...

Miss Brady and Mr. Bedenbaugh marry November 3, 2007

Emily Barrett Brady and Jody Alan Bedenbaugh, both of Columbia, were married November 3, 2007, at Oldfield Plantation in Bluffton, South Carolina. More...

Support Riverbanks with shopping

The holiday shopping season has officially begun, and Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has the perfect present for the person on your list who has everything. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com

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 35: The Pineville Church, a celebrated chapel

According to Frederick A. Porcher's Memoirs, in the early 19th century a sermon was preached every Sunday morning in the Pineville Church. In the afternoon, the congregation reassembled and evening prayers were read. More...

Dancing from Hungary to Columbia

Editor's note: This of Balázs Krajczár, a young man from Hungary whose dream of coming to America to dance came true. When I was seven- years- old I lived in Budapest, Hungary. More...

Leslie Michael writes from Africa

Editor's note: Leslie Michael, a 58- year- old Richland School District One teacher left for Namibia, Africa, in October for a 27- month assignment in the Peace Corp. More...

Artist overcomes bone cancer

Jacolby Satterwhite of Columbia knows all about "Remission and Resilience." He put that name on the painting that recently won him grand prize in a national exhibition in Washington DC. More...

News

Montgomery to teach History of Columbia course

Dr. Warner M. Montgomery, publisher of The Columbia Star, will be teaching a history of Columbia course in January and February, 2008, with the Historic Columbia Foundation. More...

The Columbia Star's own Mike Cox holds book signing

Mike Cox is a regionally known author who recently published his second book, October Saturdays. He is also a writer for The Columbia Star. Cox was interviewed by a staff member of The Columbia Star. More...

Columbia Riding Academy shines at Clemson Fall Classic

Eleven riders from Columbia Riding Academy at Hamilton Stables in Eastover participated in the 2007 Clemson Fall Class November 9 and 10, 2007, at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson, South Carolina. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets November 28, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at 9 Wednesday morning, November 28, in City Hall. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

A first for the Richland County Tax Sale

Mobile homes will be sold in December 3 Tax Sale

Richland County Treasurer David Adams announced that next week Richland County will sell mobile homes for delinquent taxes. The Richland County tax sale begins on Monday, December 3. More...

Education

MTC's African American Male Leadership Institute hosts second annual conference

Midlands Technical College's African American Male Leadership Institute (AAMLI) hosted its second annual conference titled "African American Males in Higher Education: Creating a Vision for Academic and Career Success" on November 16, 2007, on the More...

Richland Northeast's Model UN team scores big win at year's first competition

The Richland Northeast High School Model UN team started the season with a bang, winning an overall award for outstanding small delegation as well as 13 individual awards at the University of Virginia conference. More...

Students named 2008 Merrill Lynch Young Entrepreneurs

Patrick Hutchinson, a tenth grader at Hammond School, and Amelia Baxley, an eleventh grader at A.C. Flora High School, are two of the five 2008 Merrill Lynch Young Entrepreneur Award winners. More...

Sports

Karson's courage

Emerging from a coma and battling a brain tumor has given eighth grader Karson Kocher a new approach to life on and off the court.

In late October, the doubles team of Karson and Madison Kocher won first place at the U.S. Tennis Association's Junior Team Tennis 18 & Under Intermediate National Championships held in Tucson, Arizona. More...

Cardinals split with Chargers

Cardinal Newman split a pair of varsity games with the visiting Northwood Academy Chargers Tuesday night, November 27. The girls lost the opener of the doubleheader, 38- 34, while the boys won the nightcap, 63-40. More...

Heathwood welcomes new head coach

Photo by Jim Covington Retiring Heathwood Hall head coach John Daye (l) officially passed the torch to new head coach Rip Blackstone (r) at the Highlanders' football banquet Monday, November 26. Blackstone was Heathwood Hall's offensive coordinator. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant is a native Southeastern species, commonly attaining a height of 50 feet or more. Its wood is pale and fine- grained, but it is not valued for timber. More...

A Chow Chow miracle after eight years

Boris and Natasha, Chow Chows, came to SQ Rescue as young puppies. They were wandering down the road carrying their food dishes in their mouths looking for someone to feed them. More...

The terrible tallow

Stopping to smell the flowers

The popcorn tree is the Chinese tallow tree, Sapium sebiferum, an immigrant species that entered the U.S. from China in the 1700s via Andre Michaux, botanist and plant collector. More...