March 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Collector preserves military history

While history is most commonly recounted with ink and paper, Mark Hershberger of Columbia has composed a visual history with his collection of military uniforms and insignia. More...

United Way presents the 2006 Humanitarian of the Year Award

United Way of the Midlands Palmetto Society honored W.T. (Bill) Cassels Jr. and W.T. More...

Hospital Association chairman calls for solutions to poor health status

The South Carolina Hospital Association's new chairman is calling on his colleagues to work together to help improve the health status of the state's citizens. More...

Business

Star Profile

Frank McMaster moves into environmental law

Frank McMaster has expanded his practice into environmental law. He has worked with his brothers and father at Tomkins & McMaster for more than 20 years. More...

Hurricanes and global warming

Dr. Christopher Landsea of the National Hurricane Center in Miami discussed the relationship between hurricanes and global warming inside USC's Calcott Building, Feb. 22. Landsea is the NHC's Science and Operations Officer. More...

Briefs

The South The 11 states of the old Confederacy plus Kentucky and Oklahoma make up the South, where 70 years ago the average income was $314 a year, which in today's dollars would be $4,400. That was about half the national average. More...

Society

Rosetta Averill Miller

Museum philanthropist/Dreher High graduate

Rosetta Averill Miller, a benefactor of the World Monuments Fund and the Newark (NJ) Museum and wife of Museum Director Samuel Miller, died February 17 at the couple's winter residence in Sarasota, Fla. More...

Cancer Resource Center dedicated

It's not the kind of anniversary that most people would want to commemorate. But this past summer, Dan Hamilton started to think about the upcoming anniversary marking a decade since his wife Beth was diagnosed with colon cancer. More...

Events

Events

ART The Finleaf Gallery , 2323 Devine St., will host Amanda McNulty art work March 15, 11 am- noon. 254-8327 or www.finleaf.com. The H.E. More...

Travel

Christmas in Italy

Conclusion: A trip to the crossroads

"Are you sure you want to go?" my mother called after me. "You can still turn back if you're scared!" I rolled my eyes as I walked through the security check. Of course, I wanted to go. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 8: Traveling light caused me problems at the airport

I have now visited America three times. But I don't know whether it is by design or by some divine act that my visits happen roughly every decade. As readers of this column will recall, I first came to the U.S. More...

Fund planned to bring S.C. troops home on leave

A fund has been started to raise $40,000 to bring S.C. Army Reserve and National Guard troops home on leave in April. "We're going to bring our soldiers home for 10 days with their families before they deploy to Afghanistan," said Sen. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the c 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 Pro More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that HEER International Inc., 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 2900-A Alpine Rd., Columbia, SC 2922 More...

Cancer and heart disease cured by new discovery

Editors note: DeDe Goldson, a good friend of mine was sick with lung cancer. She has recovered and feels better than she has in years due to an alternative procedure. This is her story. Fred Hughes, a former newspaper publisher, also recovered from heart

A Columbia businesswoman - a lifetime smoker - is well on the road to recovery after having a cancerous tumor in her left lung ablated last year, a one- day out- patient procedure that uses radio frequency waves to destroy More...

Send a card to our troops

Brian Bohlman, founder and director of Operation Thank You, accepts AN invitation to meet with President Bush at the White House. For information about sending cards to the troops, visit www.OperationThankYou.org. More...

On Second Thought

Gay man's murder affects us all

Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com Ceremonies By Dwight Cathcart Adriana Books P.O. Box 323 Boston, MA 02117 www.adrianabooks.com 1957. My senior year at Dreher High School. More...

Radical environmentalists threaten property rights

"This violation of property rights is a greater threat than terrorism or nuclear war." - Kay McClanahan

It was just another night of inflammatory rhetoric at the monthly Torch Club meeting. Kay McClanahan, twice S.C. More...

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

Folks are consistently inconsistent

Mike Cox The three of us were sitting outside in the early morning air. Only birds and the neighbor's dog were aware of our presence. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets March 7, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at 9 am, Wednesday, March 7, in City Hall for its regular meeting. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

West Columbia City Council meets March 6, 2007

The West Columbia City Council meeting began shortly after 6 pm, March 6, 2007. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Bobby Horton. Mayor Horton then followed with the Invocation and in leading the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Education

Logan Elementary remembers Dr. Seuss

Ellen Cooper (l), retired educator, reads to over 90 students from Logan Elementary School to celebrate the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Helping the students celebrate is Nan Gray, curriculum coordinator, and Dr. Richard Moore, principal (r). More...

Dyslexia victim thrives at Sandhills School

Dyslexia is a neurological, language- based learning disorder that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. Students generally have difficulty with spelling, writing, and speaking, often reading at levels significantly lower than expected, despite

Rich conversation, visual stimulation of two artists, lovingly- read bedtimes stories, even a child's personal library should have readied Cole Crawford for reading. The youngster's household was a virtual incubator for learning. More...

Education

Sandhills School, 1500 Hallbrook Drive, will host an art gallery Friday evening, March 9, when new works of more than 47 local artists, jewelers, potters, and sculptors go on view and sale. More...

Sports

Two times the fun! Diamonds shine again!

The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets repeat as South Carolina Girls Basketball Class 4A State Champs. Dorman 46 Lower Richland 54

The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets hung on for a victory in the 2006 state championship game against the Dorman Lady Cavaliers. More...

Dreher header sinks Bearcats in double OT

Brookland- Cayce 2 Dreher 3

With just seconds remaining in double overtime at Memorial Field, Tuesday, March 6, Dreher's Brittany Rush floated a perfect corner kick from the right side of the field over the Brookland- Cayce defense. More...

Can't win them all

The Hammond Skyhawks succumb to the Pinewood Prep Panthers in the Boys Basketball SCISA 3A State Championship.

Pinewood Prep 59 Hammond 53 Story and photos by Mike Maddock Mike@TheColumbiaStar.com The Hammond Skyhawks' athletic program is used to winning. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Regular readers of this column will remember a photograph and essay just a couple of weeks ago about our native black cherry, which has the scientific name Prunus serotina. More...