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Overcoming Physical Defects; Examples from Hollywood

In today's world, where a normal and beautiful physique is valued above almost everything else, it is difficult for someone to face the fact of their own physical imperfections. Perhaps they are plain-looking, or short, or have some other physical defect that makes them think they cannot achieve their full potential -- all because they don't exactly "fit the mold." We can all take heart from the following stories of Hollywood celebrities who rose above their physical challenges to become beloved cinema legends:

September 11, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


Red Cross App puts 'power to save lives' in users' hands

A new app released by the American Red Cross Tuesday will put "the power to save lives in the palm of your hand," said Kimberly Houk, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.

September 11, 2014 | Emilee Eagar Deseret News | National


When kids were unbreakable

This summer we returned to my mom's hometown in the Northwest. One afternoon we stopped by good old Crown Park, a place my mom took me to play when I was a child.

September 11, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | National


Faith groups, activists criticize President Obama for immigration reform delay

Faith groups have joined with immigration activists to speak out against President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, criticizing the president who may remain the movement's only hope for action.

September 11, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


7 Small Ways to Make Big Things Happen

The old saying has it that "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." Have you ever noticed that sometimes a very small action leads to amazingly large results?

September 11, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


Education may not be the great equalizer, author says

In 1982, Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander began tracking 790 Baltimore schoolchildren when they entered the first grade -- and he followed them for the next 30 years of their lives.

September 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


L-EHS teacher cadets get lesson on books from Norma Young

In preparation for an upcoming assignment, Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired media specialist, to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about the characteristics of effective children's books.

September 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Landscapes & Jazz Greats opens at FAC’s Bassett Gallery Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 Bassett Gallery season with an exhibition of the works of Michael Story. Landscapes & Jazz Greats will open with a catered reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Mary Tatum Piano Room Dedication and Concert.

September 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Ariail for September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 | | Ariail


Truett Cathy

Folks in Kershaw County were excited a year or so ago when Chick-fil-A opened a store between Camden and Lugoff. The fast-food restaurant is one of the favorite quick eateries in the United States, especially in the South, where fried chicken has been a staple for centuries. We note that Truett Cathy, the founder of the 1,800-outlet chain, died recently at the age of 93.

September 10, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Sept. 10, 2014

United way campaign kicks off with agency fair

September 10, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Congress’ whopper of a mess

Customers can be so demanding.

September 10, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Kershaw treasure

About two weeks ago, my son was married in Kershaw County. The Southern hospitality that was extended to our family was exceptional. I have been to weddings in many states and this location here was one of the best venues I have ever seen. The location was Rock Bottom Pond -- they have a great website (rockbottompondadventures.com) that shows what they have to offer. Instead of people going to Columbia, Florence or Charleston, spending their money in another county, I believe they would find it right here. George Speedy and his lovely wife, Donna, streamlined the process with Donna coordinating ...

September 10, 2014 | Carl and Jackie Smith Sumter | Letters


Gators, politicians and oil

As I write these words, I'm sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I'm surrounded by nothing but God's creations and natural beauty.

September 10, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Have You Seen This?

AN IKEA NEAR YOU -- Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising.

September 10, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


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ALLAN T. WESTER

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Allan Theodore Wester, 97, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10 a.m. today, December 15 ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


Coroner, chief, sheriff urge safe holiday driving

The scene has played out 19 times in Kershaw County this year: Kershaw County Coroner David West, joined by a member of the Bethune, Camden ...

December 15, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Dec. 15, 2017

Real estate transactions

December 15, 2017 | | For the Record


Demons roll in Cane Bay; set to host 34 teams this weekend

Call it a February feel in December.

December 12, 2017 | | Sports


WADE AIKEN GREEN SR.

Funeral services for Mr. Wade Aiken "Bubba" Green, Sr., 72, who died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, will be held at 2:00 p ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


HAROLD MINOR JR.

Funeral services for Harold Minor, Jr., 71, will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First UMC, with burial ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERTA REEDY

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Roberta L. Held "Bobbi" Reedy, 66, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONNIE KEITH STOKES

A service to celebrate the life of Donnie Keith Stokes 60 of Conyers, Ga., formerly of Camden, S.C. will be held on Saturday, December ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Vietnam War memorial coming to Kershaw County

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile education center, is coming to Kershaw County early next year ...

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


2017 Kershaw County Christmas Parade

Hundreds of kids and grown-ups of all ages lined Broad Street between Laurens and Bull streets to watch the 2017 Kershaw County Christmas Parade on ...

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Generous spirit

Camden High's Beta Club, Spirit Club and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team co-sponsored Toys for Tots this year. Thank you to all students and ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Historic Camden Foundation elects board members

The board of trustees of Historic Camden Foundation recently elected new and returning trustees.

December 12, 2017 | | Camden


Dec. 19 will be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


CMC seeking volunteers

It takes a special and willing heart to volunteer.

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Ariail - Dec. 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 | | Ariail


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