December 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

'Tis the Season

These cats were born in the Lancaster Animal Shelter. The mother was picked up as a stray the day before. All the kittens were scheduled to be euthanized the next morning. Two of the kittens were cemented together by the cat litter. More...

News

Architect completes Strangers on the Shore

Stewart Blume has been doing architecture for decades, but he has always wanted to do just a little bit more. As a Clemson graduate, he majored in architecture but took a keen interest in literature and story telling. More...

What you need to know about macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of decreased reading vision in individuals over the age of 65 in the United States. There are two forms of this condition. More...

Correction

In the story Trombonist plays with Glenn Miller Orchestra , Dec. More...

Business

Briefs

Bender sits in endowed J-School chair Attorney Jay Bender has been named the Reid H. Montgomery Freedom of Information Chair in USC's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. More...

The U.S. economy is the best it's ever been.

- Dr. Arthur B. Laffer By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com In December 1974, when Dr. Arthur B. More...

Doug Woodward, economist at the Moore School

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com Dr. Douglas P. Woodward was born in Rochester, N.Y., where his Cornell-educated father was a consulting engineer. More...

Society

Allen Gantt Folline Jr.

1939-2006

A celebration of the life of Allen Gantt Folline Jr, 67, devoted family and church man, was held Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The homily was given by his brother-in-law Rev. More...

Columbians engage in miniature urban development

One home away from home for the holidays deserves another, according to the Palmetto 56ers. The group has engaged once again in their joyful urban development. More...

Events

Events

CHURCH/charity First Presbyterian Church 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. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet's The Nutcracker , a huge success

By Mimi M. Maddock On December 3, 2006, I attended Columbia Classical Ballet's The Nutcracker at the Koger Center. More...

Personal Expressions: Artistic Journeys

Dawn Caldwell and Anne Hightower- Patterson invite you to view their newest artwork showing the artistic journey into their Personal Expressions. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Prick not your finger as you pluck it off... Shakespeare, King Henry IV, part 1 Well, good luck with that! I'd recommend clippers if you really need one of these pine cones. More...

Congaree can brag largest loblolly in the U.S.

Casey and Jeannie Rae Clark demonstrate how big the loblolly pine in the Congaree National Park is. The loblolly pine in the park is the largest in the United States. It is as tall as a 16-story building. More...

We have a winner

Congratulation to Leila Grace Cooper who guessed this plant as a linum perenne, blue flax. She will receive a birdhouse from The Columbia Star. More...

The USS Downes and the Twin 40mm Gun

The USS Downes was situated in front of the battleship Pennsylvania , BB-38, on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. More...

Beloved Barringer Building converts to apartments

Last week, the 12-story Barringer Building, built in 1903 and once the headquarters for C&S Bank, began a rebirth as an apartment building. More...

On Second Thought

The funniest page in SC starring an

award-winning trio

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That's no dummy!

A class of sophomores from St. Thomas Aquinas High School are on a field trip in Fort Lauderdale. More...

Thirty-something speaks

They'll never know The Gay Dolphin

The question "Are we there yet?" used to have a much different meaning. It meant a child was tired of counting the pine trees alongside an interstate while riding in a car on a long trip. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meeting • Dec. 5, 2006

Tony Mizzell, Greg Pearce, Doris Corley, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Joe McEachern, Mike Montgomery, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

ElderCare Trust can be a part of giving

By Lt. Governor André Bauer First the good news: This past October, two terrific new projects that will serve seniors and their families were awarded grants through the South Carolina ElderCare Trust Fund. More...

Presidential hopeful knows where his bread will be buttered

Sen. Joe Biden worships at the feet of S.C.'s "Original Yellow Dog Democrat" Madge Major during Biden's visit to the Columbia Rotary Club November 27. More...

Education

Remember...

Giving an animal for a Christmas present is for its lifetime

"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." -Unknown Adorned with big red bows, kittens and puppies under the tree are one of the quintessential images of Christmas, but months later, d More...

Hand Middle School wins state competition

Hand Middle School emerged victorious at the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education State Middle School Mock Trial Competition, held December 2, at the Marc Westbrook Judicial Center in Lexington. More...

RNE students experience encaustic painting

Michael Cassidy, an art professor at USC, recently taught a class in encaustic painting (painting with oil paint and wax) to Richland Northeast High School TAG and AP art students. More...

Sports

Bengals are State Champs!

Hollywood could not have produced a better script. A young coach's team holds a 20-15 advantage in the state championship game and faces a fourth and goal from the one-yard line with six minutes to go in the game. More...

Yellow Jackets get swatted

If the Division I Class 4A State Championship game at Williams Brice Stadium Saturday December 2 between the Irmo Yellow Jackets and Gaffney Indians had come down to field goal kicking, then Coach Bob Hanna's Jackets may have had More...

Chick-fil-A Classic coming December 19

The 5th Annual Chick-fil-A Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament will be held December 19-22 at Richland Northeast High School. More...

Travel

Adventure on Saltspring Island

Part 7: AIDS and selenium, Thai Gold

Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com Not all participants at the Saltspring Island conference were climbing--and-diving explorer types. Dr. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Three Scoops Fred Piscop MacNamara's Band, Inc. ACROSS 1. "Fast!" on a memo 5. Assign to a role 9. Ivory competitor 14. Debussy's "Claire de _" 15. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS

Notice of Application: Notice is hereby given that Young Turks, LLC/Ziya Arikan, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Liquor only, at 10401-A Broad Riv More...