October 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Bedtime, a time for aches, pains, and pig food

My oldest daughter, who is now a fifth grader, can go all day without noticing an ant bite on her ankle. More...

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

Please forgive my ancestors

The man had a trombone stuck to his mailbox. Rick and I couldn't help it. One day when we were bored, my brother and I decided to investigate the trombone in the mailbox. I was six and Rick was four, so disaster was imminent. More...

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Business

Too much politics and not enough policy

Smith shares energy plan for America

Frederick Smith is vice president of The Institute for 21st Century Energy, a new group based in Washington, D.C., addressing the energy crisis head- on. Smith's superior, president and CEO of the Institute, General James L. More...

Briefs

Joblessness S.C.'s jobless rate, 7.6 percent, hit a 15- year high in August compared to the same period last year. Four states had higher unemployment: Mississippi and California, 7.7 percent; Rhode Island, 8.5 percent; Michigan, 8.9 percent. S.C. More...

Star Profile

Patricia Durkin of Seven Doors

Patty Durkin worked her way through four years of undergraduate school at USC, taking out 40 hours a week to carry her tuition and fees, living costs, and some occasional discretionary expenses. More...

Society

Miss Gibson and Mr. Hamilton marry September 20, 2008

Charlotte Adams Gibson of Columbia and Raymond Cochran Hamilton of Lexington were married September 20, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. The Rev. Dr. John Richard DeWitt officiated at the 6 pm ceremony. More...

Aubrey Franklin Addy

Mr. Aubrey Franklin Addy, a resident of Laurel Crest Retirement Center for 14 years, died Saturday, September 27, 2008, at the age of 105. Born in Peak, S.C., on November 20, 1902, he was a son of the late James B. and Martha Haltiwanger Addy. More...

Miss Brown and Dr. Huiet plan to marry January, 2009

Dr. and Mrs. R. Edward Brown of Athens, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter Nancy Hansford Brown to Dr. James Frederick Huiet III. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. More...

Events

Trustus Youth Theatre presents Rip Van Winkle

The Trustus Youth Theatre is bringing another season of family entertainment to Columbia as they open with an adaptation of the Washington Irving classic Rip Van Winkle. More...

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies at Dreher Auditorium

Sandlapper Singers, American Music, American Sound will present Oh,Beautiful, For Spacious Skies Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm, at Dreher Auditorium. Songs will be sung of the land, the people, and the hearts that make America beautiful. More...

Fall Heritage Festival at SC State Museum

Bluegrass, BBQ, and folk art from broom- making to blacksmithing will be the order of the day Saturday, October 11, 10 am- 5 pm at the S.C. State Museum's annual Fall Heritage Festival. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, More...

Clues lead "detective" to hitchhiker

I am a spy, a detective, and a pirate searching for buried treasure. I have found letterboxing. More...

Oh! for the days when gas was 15¢ a gallon

John Aiken of Blueberry Farms and Jim Norton of Norton Stereo pine over the days when one could drive this 1930 Lincoln and pay 15¢ a gallon for gas. More...

News

S.C. ranks #2 in the nation for women being killed by men

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

According to "When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data" released recently by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, DC, South Carolina ranks #2 in the nation for the number of women killed by men. More...

Photographs draw attention to violence and assault

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) will host a silent auction during the Opening Night Reception for Living With The Enemy: The Exhibition on October 3, 2008, at City Art Gallery. More...

Mimosa Garden Club celebrates 70 years

A tea was held, with hats optional, on Tuesday, September 23 at 2 pm, at The Siebels House, 1601 Richland Street, in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Mimosa Garden Club. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets October 1, 2008

Roll call Columbia city council convened Wednesday morning around 9. Council member E.W. Cromartie was absent. He arrived later — said he was in court. More...

League of Women Voters of SC and SC Women Lawyers Association hold forum

The League of Women Voters and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association hosted a community forum September 17, 2008, at The Palmetto Club. More...

Education

Richland One gives "Friend of After-School" Awards

The winners of the 2008 Richland One Friend of After- school awards come from many different walks of life: a sheriff, teacher, mom, community leader, baseball team manager, and etiquette coach. More...

Henry Winkler inspires Sandhills students

Henry Winkler, the renowned actor and role model for kids with dyslexia, spoke to students from Sandhills School recently regarding his personal struggle with dyslexia and how he turned his "learning difference" into an advantage for his life. More...

Arden Elementary students write to Tucker Center Patients

From 1:30- 2 p.m. on September 26, all 350 Arden Elementary students put aside their books and computers. More...

Sports

Cardinals spike Falcons

The Cardinal Newman volleyball team defeated Ben Lippen 3- 0 in a region I- AAA matchup on Tuesday, September 30. The Lady Cardinals (9- 3, 5- 0) breezed through the first game, winning 25- 10. Ben Lippen scored only three points on their serves. More...

Cardinals win battle with Skyhawks

GIRLS TENNIS

The Cardinal Newman girls' tennis team defeated Hammond 5- 4 to sweep the season series on Monday, September 29. Cardinal Newman's number one player, Tori August, had little trouble with Beth Cotter, winning 6- 2, 6- 1. More...

Bearcats win thriller over Eagles

The Brookland- Cayce Bearcats extended their winning streak to three games with a 3- 2 (15- 25, 25- 22, 25- 21, 22- 25, 15- 11) win over rival Airport September 30 at Airport. The match took five games and saw 36 ties and 31 lead changes. More...

Travel

Five minutes in Rodanthe

While Carey Anne Blankenship and I were visiting our friend Nancy Reid Gilreath in Manteo in the Outer Banks, we rode by the house used in the film Nights in Rodanthe on our way to the island of Ocracoke. More...

Rockin' in the Cradle of the Blues

Linda and I raced along the Mississippi roads from Oxford to Clarksdale to make a reservation at the Shack Up Inn. It is listed as one of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die, so we had to stay there. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping smell flowers

Attractive and experienced candidate for the autumn garden

One appealing shrub with extensive experience in southeastern climate and soil is the native American beautyberry, Callicarpa americana. For much of the year beautyberry blends in woodlands or mixed borders providing cover for wildlife. More...