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Hello and Happy Friday! If you ever want time to fly by even faster, agree to write a monthly column in your local newspaper! Yes, it's that time again. Let's see what I have in my laptop for you this month.

February 24, 2012 | Johnny Deal C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Fighting cancer

Not so long ago, we remarked that this country's war on cancer, initiated by President Nixon more than four decades ago, had in many ways been a disappointment, with the death rate from various kinds of cancers still high. But in some areas, there have been great advances, and a new study released this week proved what many have believed all along: that colonoscopies are extremely effective in reducing the incidence of colo-rectal cancer. In patients tracked as long as 20 years, the death rate was reduced by more than 50 percent.

February 24, 2012 | | Editorials


Turning a blind eye to government benefits

Why do Americans so often vote against their own economic interests? Because money isn't everything. Values matter, too, especially when your values tell you that cuts in government spending won't bring new pain to hard workers like you.

February 24, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


No advances on fuel front

As the price of gasoline approaches $4 a gallon -- with many saying it will reach $5 -- I was thinking recently of a column I wrote a few years ago during a similar spike in prices.

February 24, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Brenda J. Witt

Funeral service for Brenda Joyce Witt, 59, of Columbia, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- Feb. 24, 2012

Learn South Carolina's state dance – the shag – and have fun putting these smooth moves together.

February 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Area students earn degrees at Winthrop

Two Kershaw County students were presented degrees during fall 2011 graduation at Winthrop University.

February 24, 2012 | | Education


Friends of the Library to kick off annual book sale in March

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the Old Piggly Wiggly building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale will begin on Thursday, March 8, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. The sale will be open to the public on Friday, March 9, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday ...

February 24, 2012 | | Localife


FAC brings ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ local talent to stage

"A storybook perfect performance" will be portrayed when Columbia City Ballet takes to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) stage on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 with their production of "The Sleeping Beauty." The production will feature the talents of more than 30 local youth representing three different dance schools in the Camden area. Both performances will be held in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. "The Sleeping Beauty" is sponsored by ...

February 24, 2012 | | Localife


Pets of the week -- Feb. 24, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are CJ, a 6-year-old male Manchester terrier/Chihuahua mix dog, and a 6-week-old domestic medium-haired kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

February 24, 2012 | | Pets


School menus -- Feb. 24, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 27-March 2:

February 24, 2012 | | Education


Lugoff bank robbed

A man who robbed First Palmetto Savings Bank's Lugoff branch at gunpoint around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday remained at large Thursday afternoon. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the man walked into the bank, pulled out a silver pistol and demanded the teller give him all her loose bills. KCSO Chief Deputy Marvin Brown described the suspect as a "white male, tall, slender with a grubby beard wearing a white shirt and blue jeans" and is believed to be 25 to 30 years old. In a KCSO incident report, a bank teller said the man ...

February 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS ABC golf tourney set for March 3

The Camden High School Academic Booster Club will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 3rd at White Pines Golf Course in Camden.

February 24, 2012 | | Golf


County squads in pre-season tourney action this weekend

The May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash will usher in the 2012 pre-season tournament action for Kershaw County teams.

February 24, 2012 | | Sports


Six for the show

After having wrestled at 195 pounds for most of the season, Zach Connell wrestled at his more natural 182 pounds once the state individual tournament qualifier rolled around.

February 22, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Cookbook review:

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September 15, 2014 | Landon Walters Deseret News | National


'Dolphin Tale 2': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Dolphin Tale 2."

September 15, 2014 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | National


Low stakes undermine mediocre 'Dolphin Tale' sequel

"Dolphin Tale 2" is a harmless, family-friendly film that offers a few nice moments but lacks the follow-through to make you remember it a week after you watch it. In other words, it's a telling example of the state of September 2014 cinema.

September 15, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Welcome to City of Iron: a board game review

The best board games have a blended combination of great theme and great mechanics that create an engrossing gaming experience. That's what you will find in City of Iron, a board game for two to four players by Red Raven Games.

September 15, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National


5 movie gadgets we wish were real

TECH CITY -- With the announcement of the next iPhone and the Apple Watch, we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the best high-tech gadgets from the movies.

September 15, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


Leonard Maltin’s newly published ‘2015 Movie Guide’ is his last

The news has apparently been floating around the Internet for a week or two, but I didn't realize until I opened Leonard Maltin's newly published "2015 Movie Guide" and read his introduction that this one will be the last.

September 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


All in the family

Four-year-old Hailiee Davis disappears behind her father Brady's leg when Wonder Woman asks to see her costume.

September 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Have You Seen This?

EIGHTIES NATION - An Internet-based musician covered 1980s hit "99 Luftballoons" (or "99 Red Balloons") using nothing more than actual red balloons, and it's making all your '80s dreams come true.

September 15, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


A Day at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a bibliophile's dream, but most people simply walk through the lobby, see the Great Reading Room from a glassed veranda, and leave. There is a better way.

September 15, 2014 | Brigham Wilson KSL | National


15 places named after religious figures

Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger.

September 15, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Kids in wealthier families more apt to misbehave if parents split up

Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development.

September 15, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Napoleon Dynamite returns for 12-year-old leukemia patient

It's been 10 years since the world first saw Jon Heder play the role of Napoleon Dynamite, but the actor recently proved he hasn't lost his ability to slip into the awkward yet endearing role.

September 15, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News Service | National


10 signs your emotional life may need a tune-up

Being emotionally healthy is like owning a well-running car. If your vehicle is taken care of, you can get through construction zones, traffic and bumpy dirt roads with no trouble. If your car is a run-down old clunker, you won't be able to rely on it to get you where you are going on your terms. This comparison also holds true for a well-functioning brain. A good therapist is like your brain's mechanic. Here are 10 signs that indicate a professional might be of some help in tuning up your life:

September 15, 2014 | Martha B. Fallis KSL | National


Terrorists seize home to Iraq's second largest oil refinery

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has recently taken over the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Baiji, the second of which is the home of Iraq's largest oil refinery. The accompanying infographic shows the development of ISIS and its most recent attacks. ISIS pledges allegiance to al-Qaida, and as ABC News reports, it is proving to be the undoing of the United States' decadelong efforts to establish democracy in the embattled country. With the country's oil supply at risk, will the West intervene again? Is the fight against terrorism becoming a lost cause?

September 15, 2014 | Ben Luthi NewsOK | National


The Clean Cut:

Several bears were spotted on a golf course at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia in a video that was posted on YouTube on Sept. 8.

September 15, 2014 | | National


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