To Roger Ebert’s death — The film critic, who died of cancer on Thursday, would appreciate that even in death he’s being honored with the thumbs down icon he and the late Gene Siskel made famous for their spirited reviews of movies.
To the Colbert Busch versus Sanford matchup — While we haven’t been shy about our dislike that former Gov. Mark Sanford is trying for a political comeback after leaving office in disgrace, the idea of Sanford facing Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, in the race for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District race, is bound to make for an entertaining election season.
To Masters Week — It’s always so exciting when one of the world’s most prestigious and anticipated sporting events opens in our area. It promises to be a fantastic week for more than just golf fans. The list of special events is filled with something for everyone.
To more murders in South Carolina — The number of murders in the state went up more than 20 percent in 2011, a jump of 57 (322 compared to 265) from the previous year, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division said last week. The positive news was that the state’s overall violent crime rate went down.
To the death of a local student — Tanner Lewis’ friends – stunned by his unexpected death on Sunday – gave him a memorial tribute Monday in an unusual and moving way – a running game of Monopoly in the Midland Valley High School Library. The 17-year-old senior and gifted honor student loved the game. Tanner died after a brief illness.
To a jump-roping fourth grader — Alexis Hooper, a fourth grader at Aiken Elementary, raised $1,000 for “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser at the school. That was 40 percent of the school’s $2,700 total raised for the American Heart Association.
To budget cuts — When Washington, D.C., politicians couldn’t get their act together to come up with a budget agreement, they let ridiculous spending cuts take over. Now we’re looking at cuts that willy-nilly could put the MOX project in danger. And, both sides keep blaming the other. Didn’t they learn anything in elementary school?
STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT Fourth-grader Alexis Hooper was cited at Aiken Elemetary School for fund-raising efforts through jump-roping. She's good with the hula hoop too, which would seem to confirm that Alexis as a hula hooper.×
Elizabeth Colbert Busch poses on a street in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The sister of comedian Stephen Colbert is one of two Democrats seeking South Carolina's vacant 1st District congressional seat. There are 16 Republicans in the race. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)×
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