October 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Neighborhood dishes:

noun: local restaurants where friends, family, and neighbors gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and pleasant company. special series

Nearly every neighborhood has one: a place where friends, family, and neighbors gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and pleasant company. More...

Neighborhood Dishes

Brooklyn Banquet and Conference Center 1054 Sunset Boulevard West Columbia

You wouldn't think so spacious a dining facility could be kept under wraps for long. Indeed, it's a contrast to say the highly-visible Brooklyn Banquet and Conference Center has the aura of being a best-kept secret. More...

Molly visits The Columbia Star

Molly, owned by Will Hunt, dropped by The Columbia Star More...

Business

Who's in charge?

S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford spoke to the Columbia Rotary Club Monday, October 2, at lunchtime. He opened his speech with a citation of Thomas L. Friedman's More...

Star Profile Karla Chickering of Hampton Jaguar

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, on the lake and close to the Indiana line, Karla Chickering grew up a closet car buff. After earning the requisite honors in high school, Chickering scored a seat in Duke's freshman class. More...

Briefs

Yuan more time China wants to eventually allow its currency to float, to allow for a market value in the yuan. But for now an under-valued yuan suits the Chinese trade imbalance just fine. A Senate bill put together by S.C.'s Sen. More...

Society

Theodora Doukas Delonas

1922-2006

Services for Theodora Doukas Delonas, 74, were held Monday, October 2, at noon at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. More...

Miss Bunch and Mr. Coggiola marry in Charleston, September 30

Lauren Louise Bunch and John Gabriel Coggiola were married September 30, 2006, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, at 7 pm. The Rev. Dr. David Anthony Williams performed the double-ring ceremony. More...

Petal Pushers meet at Bridgepointe

Katherine Matthews was the hostess for the September meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club at her lovely Bridgepointe penthouse which overlooks the river and showcases the Columbia Skyline. More...

Events

Calendar

continues its Wednesdays at noon lunch service in Jackson Hall. Lunch begins at 11:30 am followed by a speaker from 12:25 to 12:50. A hot meal is $5. Soup and salad is $4. The Thursdays at noon lunch service also continues. 799-9062 More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 24: Sonfonia Conference

It has always been our policy when working in Farenya to report our findings to the appropriate people at the conclusion of every visit. I feel it is not only a courtesy but a professional responsibility. It is, after all, their history. More...

We got the Barcelona blues

Editor's Note: Charly Montgomery, a senior at the College of Charleston, spent spring semester in France. This is one of her experiences. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF "RFQ" The City of Columbia is requesting RFQ for Decorative Street Light Fixtures and Poles. 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 APPLICATIONS

__________________________ Notice of Application More...

Artists honor teacher

Students of the late Reuben Gambrell keep his creative spirit alive.

Rising artists who had been students of the late Reuben Gambrell didn't want to stop painting after their mentor passed away last year. They wanted to continue growing as artists and find a way to honor Gambrell. More...

Rescued WWII B-25 still fascinating

Dr. Robert Seigler was named Lake Murray Association's Person of the Year at last week's town meeting. Dr. More...

On Second Thought

Rex and Floyd conspicuously clueless on school violence

The recent vacuous exchange between the Republican and Democrat contenders for the State Superintendent of Education post serves only to demonstrate how conspicuously clueless they each are in terms of having a real grasp on the problems plaguing pub More...

Thirty-something speaks

This is getting serious

It's October now. The leaves are starting to change colors. My kids are discussing Halloween costumes, and I can finally walk outside (at least in the morning) without breaking into a sweat. More...

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

Banned Book Week came and went

The people who established our government were guided by their deep commitment to absolute freedom for each individual. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Presidential hopeful meets with Columbia Sertoma Club

U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo (r) (R-Co) recently spoke to a lunchtime gathering of The Sertoma Club. Tancredo is likely a 2008 Republican presidential candidate. More...

Writer accidentally lunches with the governor

When Mark Sanford's father died at a young age full of unrealized dreams and plans for his life, the future S.C. governor knew that he wanted to do something important with his own life and to make every moment count. More...

Richland County Council meeting October 3, 2006 + 6 pm

Presentations Neil McLean gave Richland County Council an update on Engenuity. The program is designed to bring several entities together to improve knowledge economy in Richland County. More...

Education

Meadowfield, first in S.C. to use The Paideia Academy

Meadowfield Elementary School in Richland School District One is drawing state wide attention because it is the first and only school in the state to institute the Paideia Academy. More...

Forest Lake launches partnership with NASA

Forest Lake Elementary School students had a fabulous launch as they began their three year partnership with NASA. More...

Midlands Technical College student named 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Leader of Promise

Leslie Chartier only scholarship recipient in South Carolina. One of only 30 in the country.

Leslie Chartier, a student at Midlands Technical College, has been named a recipient of the 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Leader of Promise Scholarship. More...

Sports

Cardinals plucked by Skyhawks

Cardinal Newman 14 Hammond 34

Hammond's Punky DaSilva threw for three touchdowns and running back Jerry Kuilian ran for two more as the Skyhawks (6-0, 1-0) celebrated Homecoming with a 34-14 win over the visiting Cardinals from Cardinal Newman. More...

Correction

In last week's story entitled "Falcons defeat Shamrocks in mistake-ridden game," it said, "As the clock wound down, Eau Claire's Angelo Canty squeaked it over from the two for the Shamrocks' only score." More...

The Coaches' Corner

Weekly thoughts from area coaches.

Robin Bacon, A.C. Flora: Sept. 29: A.C. Flora 13 More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Scotland comes to S.C.

Don't miss this one ! Sunday night, October 15, Scotland's traditional musical group, the Tannahill Weavers, will perform at Delaneys Music Pub in Columbia on their US tour 2006 . More...

The joy of autumn

Sedum autumn joy adds a succession of colors to the fall garden wardrobe. Star-shaped blossoms of pink become a cherry-rose before turning russet and copper. In winter dark mahogany umbrella--shaped seed heads glisten in the frost. More...

Name these flowers

Readers of The Columbia Star sent these pictures in to see if anyone can name them. If you know what one or both are, cut out the picture, write the name and your name on a sheet of paper, and send the answer to Flower, P.O. Box 5955, Columbia, S.C. More...