November 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia scientist awarded by American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has awarded its Population Research Prize to Steven N. More...

Forgotten Children: Foster Children Take A Stand

Child welfare advocates gathered on the State House grounds for the S.C. Guardian ad Litem Program's Adoption and Foster Care Rally Saturday, November 8. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Mob mentality

My three kids each have two very distinct personalities. Of course, each has his or her own variation of these personalities, but, in general, a common theme exists depending on whether they are together or alone with me. More...

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

Daylight savings time isn't for dummies

Our dogs aren't participating in Daylight Savings Time. Joni starts whining without regard to "falling back." Newt and Quigley begin to shake, stretch, and walk around soon after the third time Suzy yells at Joni to shut up. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops

Mystery man has money to spare

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office in Iowa has an unusual mystery on its hands. The mystery has nothing to do with solving a crime — it's more of a "What'll we do with all this money?" kind of problem. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Neo-conservative editor talks to 300

William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and a noted neo- conservative political pundit on both national television and radio, was the featured speaker Tuesday night, Nov. 11. More...

Cocky's Reading Express topic of breakfast meeting

USC Journalism Dean Charles Bierbauer listens to Dr. Sam Hastings, director of the USC School of Library and Information Science. More...

West Columbia City Council meets November 11, 2008

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the regular meeting of the West Columbia City Council to order on November 10, 2008, at 6 pm. Members present were Horton, Mayor Pro-Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. More...

Education

Athletic director to fly from the Emerald City

Just in time for Thanksgiving, what better way to remember "There's no place like home?" The Wizard of Oz will fly into the auditorium at Dreher High School beginning on November 20 and play for four consecutive performances. More...

"Cooking Club" at Killian Elementary

The Cooking Club of Killian Elementary School is one of 12 clubs sponsored by the guidance department. Students prepare meals with low- fat, nutritional ingredients. More...

News from Ridge View High School

•Ridge View High School JROTC, student activities, athletic teams, faculty, staff and students hosted a number of events to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). More...

Sports

Skyhawks cruise, Falcons fly, and Highlanders halted

SCISA 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND

Hammond 34 Porter- Gaud 6 The Hammond Skyhawks began playoff action with a 34- 6 stomping of the visiting Porter- Gaud Cyclones Friday, November 7, and it wasn't that close. More...

High School Football Final Regular Season Stats

By The NUMBERS

The Records Teams (Average per Game) Rushing Offense A.C. Flora A.C. Flora Ben Lippen Cardinal Newman Dreher Hammond Heathwood Hall Richland Northeast Spring Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More...

Former Devil named All- CIAA

Former Dreher standout and Saint Paul's College freshman running- back Nicholas Bethea has been named to the 2008 CIAA Football All- Rookie Team as voted on by the CIAA Sports Information Directors' Association. More...

Travel

Laissez les Bons Temp Rouler, A Romp around New Orleans

Stella! The Voluptuous Vixen, Pat O'Brien's, Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop, Big Daddy's Bottomless Topless Lap Dancing Club, World Famous Love Acts, Antoine's Restaurant… and on and on. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 08-CP-40-2523 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Robyn E. Moncure, John M. Moncure, More...

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...

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, More...

Dreher High School student makes perfect score on ACT

Dreher High School student Noah Fram knows a little about perfection. The senior made a perfect 36 score on the ACT, a national college admission and placement exam comparable to the SAT. More...

Columbia wins bike friendly award

Columbia is the second city in the state of South Carolina to receive the prestigious designation of Bicycle Friendly Community. More...

Students play for pets

Students from the Columbia Arts Academy will perform a benefit concert for the local animal shelter Pets Inc. at Columbia College December 7 at 1 pm in the Spears Music Arts Center. More...

News

Back to Colorado

Members of Cullen's Archangel Rescue pulled this absolutely wonderful dog from the Columbia city shelter. She was so well behaved and sweet. We just knew she was someone's dog, and they were surely missing her. More...

PAALS holds Dog Walk

PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) and The Heartworm Project will hold Animals Helping People and People Helping Animals with a dog walk November 22, 2008 from 11 am to 3 pm at Saluda Shoals Park. More...

A well- behaved dog makes everyone happy

Proper training can keep an uncontrollable dog from going to the pound, turn a rescue dog into a sociable companion, or turn a shy dog into a lovable pet. More...

Business

Columbian elected president of Carolinas Auto Dealers

Norman Stuckey, owner of Central Motors in Columbia, has been elected president of the Carolinas Independent Automobile Dealers Association (CIADA). More...

Carolina First's Whittle continues to put himself first

As reported in The Columbia Star in September 2006, in August 2006, Greenville's Mack Whittle, CEO of The South Financial Group (TSFG), was recognized by SNL Financial as one of "America's over-compensated bank executives. More...

Briefs

Master Plan Jafza International, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, unveiled its master plan Wednesday, Nov. 12, to develop a 1,300- acre logistics and transportation corridor at the intersection of Interstates 26 and 95. More...

Society

Public to honor Dr. Matthew J. Bruccoli

A memorial service to honor Dr. Matthew J. Bruccoli is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 in the auditorium of the University of South Carolina School of Law at 701 Main St. The public is invited to attend. More...

Miss Strickland and Mr. Dallas plan wedding for December

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde "Rusty" Dallas announce the engagement of their son to Kathryn Elizabeth Strickland. The bride- elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dary Strickland and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reiff. She is the granddaughter of Ms. More...

Women gain in the political arena

Cayce elects first female mayor

Women made progress in the South Carolina House of Representatives, increasing their numbers from 13 to 17, though still down from a peak of 20 in 1992. More...

Events

Columbia Museum of Art exhibition reveals culture of ancient Chinese

The Columbia Museum of Art will show, for the first time, a major gift to the museum of Chinese art in the exhibition, Eye to the East: The Turner Collection of Chinese Art. More...

Columbia Children's Theatre presents The Snow Queen

Sometimes it takes several villages that are far apart. And that's just what it took for Columbia Children's Theatre to complete its new musical, Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. More...

Colored Girls comes to Trustus Theatre

The NiA Company, Trustus' multi-ethnic company, is bringing the celebrated choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf to Trustus. The show will open Nov. 14 at 8 pm in the Trustus Black Box and runs Nov. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Are the kids out of their gourds?

Are you smarter than a fifth- grader? Try this pop quiz: 1. What's the oldest crop grown by humans on our planet? 2. What plant is good for making utensils, canisters, kegs, masks, dippers, and birdhouses, to name a few? 3. More...

Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia to meet

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will meet November 24 at the Garden Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. The board will meet at 9 am. More...