June 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia dancers make it to Round III in USA IBC

Editor's note: The information in this article was sent to the printers June 28. For final results on June 30, visit www.usaibc.com. More...

News

Misuse of fireworks causes 2,000 eye injuries a year

Each year, millions of Americans celebrate our nation's birthday with backyard cookouts, parades, and fireworks. Fireworks, however, can quickly turn a celebration into a terrible memory as a result of eye injuries. More...

Former teacher meets Columbia dancers in Mississippi

Val Salnikov used to have a studio in Columbia, but more recently has been teaching ballet in Biloxi, Miss. His house was nearly destroyed by Katrina. More...

Richland County Sheriff's Department wants you to be safe

Below are a few safety suggestions for you in hopes to make you and your family safer and happier. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + June 28, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened about 9 am Wednesday, June 28, for its work session and later regular session. All council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Education

Scout Troop 397 treks 90 miles

Jeff Bloom, scoutmaster of Scout Troop 397, led a crew to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., June 9-22, 2006. On the front row is Gene Clark, Jeremy Amick, Alex Richard, Ranger Preston Larman, Mason Thomas, Jeff Bloom, and Walter Podewil. More...

Movers and shakers

Winnie Mitchell , a 2006 graduate of Richland One's C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy, has received a $1,500 scholarship from the Spann Watson Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. More...

STAY SHARP

with Midlands Technical College's FREE monthly Continuing Edge Clinics

Building a Standards-Based Website The Web is changing, and your website should be ready to adapt. More...

Events

Calendar

ART Children of Hope 2006 Art Exhibit will run through August 27 at The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. The exhibit displays artwork created by children with cancer and blood disorders. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 10: The Secret Grottos

Farenya is located at the top of a 40-mile-long tidal river called the Rio Pongo which runs from the Atlantic Ocean east to the Guinea highlands. More...

E komo mai

(welcome to) The Big Island

(welcome to)The Big Island   More...

For three weeks in May-June, 2006,

The Columbia Star managing editor, Natasha Derrick, and her husband, John, explored the Big Island of Hawaii in order to create a comprehensive road guide. Here are some highlights. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter More...

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, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that BEVERAGE SOUTH OF AIKEN, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow BEER AND WINE WHOLESALER, at 715 BLUFF ROAD, COLUMBIA, SC 29201. More...

Keep your identity

You can prevent identity theft and fraud

Relaxing this summer doesn't need to translate to letting your guard down. Beware: if you do, someone else could become you. Identity thieves are poised and ready to impersonate you in your financial affairs. More...

Is Forest Acres shrinking?

The Census Bureau has released its mid-decade statistical projection, and it indicates that Forest Acres is losing population. More...

On Second Thought

opinion

Put the independence back in Independence Day

America's cities and towns will soon fill with parades, fireworks, and barbecues. They will be celebrating the Fourth of July, the 230th birthday of America. More...

Thirty-something speaks

A big puddle and a never-ending sandbox

In my eight-plus years of parenting I have noticed two things attract and entertain children more than purple dinosaurs, wiggly Australians, or even hedgehogs named Sonic. The greatest child magnets I have ever seen are water and sand. More...

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

Dangerous snacks

The feature was typical of local news fillers, something a little out of the ordinary that makes the network feed. In this case, the story revolved around a minor league baseball team with something unusual on the menu. More...

Business

Hedge funds show some weak links

Last fall, The Columbia Star covered the high-risk business of hedge funds. At the time, hedge funds had an attractive track record, enough to pull in over $1 trillion in investments. More...

Star Profile Jack Heape, filmmaker

Columbia has a new filmmaker, Jack Heape, and his first production, More...

Briefs

Summer business for the arena More than 8,000 S.C. Jehovah's Witnesses occupied the Colonial Center last weekend, and the conventioneers were scheduled to return this coming weekend, concluding July 2. More...

Society

Edwin Ray Gardner 1922-2004

A service for Edwin Ray Gardner, 84, was held June 28, 2006, at 3 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation was at the funeral home prior to the service. More...

David Eric Seamon Sr.

September 29, 1958 - June 18, 2006

David Eric Seamon Sr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1958, to Dr. Barbara Seamon Fisher of Columbia, South Carolina, and the late Michael Seamon. He was raised by Dr. Fisher and her husband, Dr. James Fisher, of Columbia. More...

SCBH Nurses' Alumnae holds reunion

The Nurses' Alumnae Association of the S.C. Baptist Hospital is a non-profit organization of the graduates of the S.C. Baptist Hospital, both the three year diploma nursing program (RN) and the two year practical nursing program (LPN). More...

Beauty in the Backyard

In good Spirits

Home brewing is a flavorful hobby

"If you can boil water, you can make beer," Chris Spearen said. Spearen, who has been brewing his own beer for over eight years, credits his love of gardening for spurring his interest in home brewing. More...

What's growing in Columbia

The beautiful blooms of the oleander are quite decieving. Any part of the plant can be poisonous to both animals and humans, even in small portions. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Dr. John Nelson

At up to 8" across when fully expanded, is there any larger, single flower on any plant in North America? More...