March 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

From kudzu to kayaking

Alliance brings rivers back to the people

The cities of Columbia, Cayce, and West Columbia are not necessarily known for water sports, unless you count searching for a golf ball in a water hazard or trying to navigate between the flooded streets of Harden and Saluda after a heavy rain. More...

News

USC students dance with the best

Five USC students%27 will have little time to rehearse with five of the best dancers in America. The principals will arrive Thursday from the New York City Ballet. More...

CSI: Columbia Part 6: Skulls help identify faces

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

Fans turn out for Buck's 15th birthday

Johnny Mayo and his husky, Buck, have been traveling all over the US as ambassadors for the 30,000 war dogs that have served our country and the thousands that have died in combat protecting our troops on nearly every battlefield since WWII. More...

Business

Nuclear power for electric power, again

Every informed American visitor to France or Belgium ends up envying the cheap electric power coming out of their nuclear plants. It%27s clean and reliable. How did America miss the boat? More...

SC Nuclear Highlights

+ Of the 31 states with nuclear capacity, SC ranks third. More...

Star Profile

Dr. Katherine Barbieri of USC

Dr. Katherine Barbieri was invited to appear on WIS-TV Sunday, March, 12, by David Stanton to comment on the Dubai port operation deal. More...

Society

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Hugh Setzer celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary

Augusta, Georgia, February 18, 1956. Atlanta boy, 1955 Citadel Regimental Commander, weds Furman graduate.

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Ladies Fun Fair is April 1

The ladies ministry of Northside will present the second annual Ladies Fun Fair Saturday, April 1, 9:15 am-2 pm. The guest speaker will be WIS-TV%27s Hannah Nelson. More...

Urbanologist addresses members of Palmetto Garden Club

Above: Temple Ligon, Jean Bruton, Grace Stelling, Sally McElveen, and Margaret Cain attend Palmetto Garden Club's meeting at the Garden Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg Park . More...

Events

Events

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

Devil's Island, my own Papillon

Part One: Dreyfus' bench

My objective, after following the Amazon 4000 miles from Cuzco to Belem, was to visit Devil%27s Island. This infamous prison had been the setting for More...

The road to Nicaragua

Part II: The beach

We traveled to Granada, Leon, Rivas and San Juan Del Sur. San Juan is a quaint town on the coast. There are plenty of small hotels, pensions, and hostels in San Juan. At sunset, people walk to the beach for a beverage and dinner. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Red Robin International, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor, at 247 Forum Dr., Columbia, SC 29229. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody o More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Leesburg Convenience Store, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, 1800 Leesburg Rd., Columbia, SC 29209 More...

White House hopeful visits USC

Senator Joe Biden sat with the Columbia press corps Tuesday afternoon in Gambrell Hall. He was the guest of USC%27s Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, the West Forum, and Modern Political Collections of the Thomas Cooper Library. More...

Whatever happens... Just keep dancing

Betty Stockman gave her stage advice before every recital: "If your bow falls out of your hair, just keep dancing. If your shoe comes untied, just keep dancing. Whatever happens, just keep dancing." More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Stupid is as stupid quotes

Mike Maddock My three-year-old son was playing a game with his two older sisters a few months ago when he crawled on the couch, stood tall with his chest stuck out, and commanded, "Bow to me!" My wife abruptly stopped whatever she was doing a More...

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

It's a fine line

Mike Cox My father-in-law was one of the toughest men I ever met. A hard living, hard drinking man for most of his adult life, he terrified everyone who ever dated any of his daughters. More...

Come out, come out, wherever you are

For more than ten years, New England cops and feds have looked everywhere for a mobster named James "Whitey" Bulger, who is an ex-South Boston crime boss. The fugitive is wanted in connection with 19 murders. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + March 22, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened Wednesday morning at 9, March 22, for its work session. All council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Sam Davis, and Daniel Rickenmann. More...

Richland County Council Meeting + March 21, 2006 + 5 pm

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

Forest Acres City Council Meeting + March 14, 2006 + 5 pm

Forest Acres City Council met on March 14, 2006. With all members present, Mayor Brunson called the meeting to order at 5:15 pm. Councilman Fetner led the invocation and the pledge. Minutes of the February meeting were read, amended, and approved. More...

Education

Bubbles of love blow into national spotlight

Killian Elementary

On March 3, 2006, The Columbia Star broke the story of Killian Elementary More...

Heathwood Hall students help out in Mississippi

Marchant Couick, a Heathwood Hall School sophomore, helps paint a newly constructed building in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The students spent a week helping the relief effort of the Hurricane torn community. More...

The persistence of memory

Beth Akers and her advanced art students worked persistently to complete a gigantic canvas to be used as a backdrop at the Diocesan Youth Conference March 10 through 12 of 2006. More...

Sports

Cavaliers take out frustrations on Diamond Hornets

The good news for the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets is that goalkeeper Michael Allison had over a dozen saves in their game against the visiting Richland Northeast Cavaliers Tuesday, March 21. More...

West Columbian takes third in motorcoach racing

Ricky Younginer of West Columbia won third place in the Motorcoach Association of SC%27s third Coach Rodeo. The contest gives motorcoach drivers an opportunity to demonstrate their driving skills on a special obstacle course. More...

Gunter wins Amateur

Columbia%27s Jamie Gunter shot a 79 to defeat Hilton Head%27s David Politi by one stroke to win in the Championship Flight of the Columbia/Midlands Amateur Golf Tour. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Attend a wild baby shower

Join Carolina Wildlife Care (CWC) for its Annual Wildlife Baby Shower, Saturday, April 22, 2006, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, April 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm. More...

What's growing in Columbia

Tulips should be planted before freezing weather, because they require a time of cold while they are dormant. Tulips prefer moist soil when planted and require two to four weeks to root before watering. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Here%27s a plant-yes, a cactus-that doesn%27t seem to have many secrets. It is stark and obvious, all year long: massive, succulent pads foreboding plenty of spiny torment with marvelous summer flowers and bright red fruits. More...