October 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Dancer wins Princess Grace Award

Brooklyn Mack fell in love with ballet when he was 12 years old while on a field trip with his classmates from Elgin, S.C. to see LifeChance performed by Columbia Classical Ballet. More...

News

Project Pet hosts the 1st Annual Fur Ball- Moonlight Gala

There was excitement in the air for the Midlands homeless pets that need a second chance at life. More...

Asbury United Methodist Church honors Eagle Scout

Photo by Casey Clark Jamal Jones received an Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church October 21, 2007. Jeff Boom, Scoutmaster of Troop # 397 presented the award along with Jones's parents, Brenda and Nelson Jones. More...

Mentors wanted

Richland One, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, and Communities In Schools of the Midlands have joined forces to assist Midlands children by recruiting at least 50 new volunteers by March 2008. More...

Education

Richland One teachers win state awards

Dana Amaker (c) of W. A. Perry Middle School is the 2007 S.C. Preserve America History Teacher of the Year.Also pictured is Richland One School Board Commissioner Dwayne Smiling (l), and Richland One Superintendent Dr. Allen Coles. More...

Life is not what you take, but what you leave

- E. B. Lewis

I had the pleasure of meeting with the children's book illustrator, E.B. Lewis, at Heathwood. Some of his works are the books: I Love My Hair! and Bippity Bop Barbershop both by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley. More...

Brother/sister team makes big splash for A. C. Flora

For most people, swimming ends when summer ends, but for Bill and Margaret Flatt, swimming is a year- round event. Both swim on the A.C. Flora High School swim team and together helped the swim team place in the State Championships last year. More...

Sports

Blue Devils blown away by Cyclones

Chester High School scored four first half touchdowns and used a goal line stand to record their second consecutive shut out beating Dreher 36- 0 on October 19. SEC recruit and Shrine Bowl player C.C. More...

Vikings lose another heartbreaker

The Spring Valley Vikings made an improbable comeback to force overtime against the visiting Ridge View Blazers, but a penalty and a missed extra- point cost them a chance at their first victory of the season and kept the Blazers in the hunt for th More...

High School Football this week

The Records Teams (Average per Game) Individuals (Totals to Date) Is your team missing? Email stats to mike@thecolumbiastar.com or fax them to 1- 866- 608- 1782 (toll free). More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant is for the fiddler crabs, sandpipers, snails, and everybody and everything else that lives in or enjoys our beautiful coastal estuaries. More...

Riverbanks creates a kaleidoscope

Stopping to smell the flowers

The most spectacular display of fall color is as close as Riverbanks Botanical Garden. The garden shows visitors ways to use foliage, flowers, and fruit for seasonal color. On my recent visit, the color purple stood out in regal splendor. More...

Early fall color could be sign of tree distress

In many parts of North America, people will soon enjoy fall foliage, which is one of nature's finest shows. More...

The Columbia Star celebrates 44 years Oct. 24, 2007

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Nuremburg Trials haunt reporter

"When I arrived there for the trials, I saw streets filled with piles of debris three stories high. Included in this building detritus were as many as 45,000 bodies of war casualties." - Nancy Kenaston

The horrors and atrocities revealed at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials still haunt the woman who was a court reporter documenting the proceedings. More...

Adventurers dream now, live now

I first met Jason Schoonover at an Explorers Club conference on Saltspring Island, British Columbia, in 2006. He sat quietly, a mysterious Asian women at his side. Scruffy beard, penetrating eyes, khaki suit with short pants. More...

On Second Thought

Fourth amendment foils rookie cop

The little guy near the front row is a dead ringer for Barney Fife, Sheriff Andy Taylor's bungling deputy from Mayberry. This real- life character wears a real police uniform loaded with patches and pins. More...

Cop stories bring giggles from seniors

Bob Ford of Call the Cops stands with Amy Hossenlopp, executive director of the Capital Senior Center. Ford entertained seniors with his popular stories from his column in weekly newspapers all over S.C. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Animation keeps reality's ugly mitts off

The decision makers at Disney may want to reconsider the use of actual people in their movies because animated characters don't end up on the Internet wearing nothing but hairspray. More...

Business

Richard Florida speaks to Columbia

The toughest ticket in town two weeks ago was a seat at the Richard Florida lecture in the main ballroom of the new Hilton. The food, by the way, was superb. It was catered by Ruth's Chris Steak House, also in the Hilton on Senate Street. More...

Briefs

Rededicate Five Points Senator Lindsay Graham and members of Columbia City Council will speak Monday, October 29, at noon at the Five Points Fountain. The occasion will be the rededication ceremony to mark the end of construction- for now, anyway. More...

Star Profile

Ric Luber of the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports, and Tourism

Columbia visitors and newcomers typically compare Columbia with Austin, Texas, because each is a state capital, home for the state flagship university, somewhat hilly, short on heavy industry, and long on bureaucrats and educators and service profe More...

Society

USC DAR honors Jim Hamilton

The USC chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the 2007 Community Service Award on October 10, 2007. More...

James William "Bill" Riser Jr.

James William "Bill" Riser Jr., beloved husband, father, and grandfather died peacefully Saturday, October 20, 2007, at home after a long and courageous fight with Mylodysplastic Syndrome. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club holds October meeting

The October meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club was held at the home of Betty Lewis. Bernice Folsom was co- hostess. Louise Grooms, president introduced the speaker, Elizabeth Quackenbush. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com

ANIMALS The Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane, is hosting adopt- a- dog month. 776-7387. ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes Oct.- March. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 31: St. John's Hunting Club, 2007

The St. John's Hunting Club was founded in 1800 and still meets regularly. According to Club Vice President/Archivist Richard Porcher, the club did not meet from October 1861 to December 1866 because of the Civil War. More...

Archaeologist speaks on Francis Marion

Stephen D. Smith, associate director for applied research of the S.C. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

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Matt and I made our way from the port toward what was called Old Town, a term we learned from our hostel's website. It became painfully clear what that meant as we reached the cobblestone streets and market squares of picturesque Olde Europe. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Wachovia Bank, National Association against Kamar R. More...