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PROHSSIONAL I Edwin Hirrls 31 %

MYRnE BEACH I Joel Foster 33%

Myrtle Beach Busiress I Jason Atkinson 32 %

Myrte Beach Resderral 77 %

Myrtle Beach Golf Clubs I David DuRant 2%

Myrtle Beach Clubs [Mary Jo Rogers

NORIH SmAND IRick Wall

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North Myrtle Beach Business Scott Clanton

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North Srrard Residential

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SOlITH SmAND

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Surfside Business

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I David Benton

Garden City Business

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1 Sterry Harrelson & Karen IButder

Socastee Busioess

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: Fran Kopnicky

South Strarrl Residential

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Carrpgrourds

99%

I Rebecca Hardwick & Dara I Groorre

INLAND

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Conway Busiress

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Nurses Needed!!!

Harry County Disablities and Special Needs has positions opened for Licensed Practical Nurses for their Residential Program located in Conway. There is a requirement to have an on-call duty conducted on a rotating basis. Salary is $16.05 per hour, plus benefits to include medical, dental, vision and retirement.

If you are interested, please send resumes by email to gullich@sccoasLnet or faxed to (843) 347-7308. If you have any questions, please contact George Ulrich at (843) 347-3010 ext. 229. To find out more about DSN or for an application, visit them online at ww'w.hcdsn.org. Horry County DisabIities and Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer.

How I LIVE UNITED?

My name is Katie Long. I am an independent, disabled woman. I am involved with Harry County Disabilities and Special Needs (HCDSN) through the Rehabilitation Program. I have been in a wheelchair for seven years due to an accident that caused me to have a double amputation to my legs. Being independent, r knew I needed a program that would help me with this new disability. Once I started with DSN, my service coordinator, Jane, was truly an inspiration to me. She motivated me to become stable and mobile enough to own my house. I have a vehicle that I can drive to and from DSN and work. However, I have not held ajob in a few years due to my disability. Now that I was ready for a job to be able to keep my home, Jane assisted me with job development and job training through DSN's Supportive Employment program. I started in a part-time position with a hotel. The people at the hotel were so considerate, nice and encouraging to me. T worked hard every day and soon they offered me a full-time position because of my good Job performance, I am so pleased to have a job that gives me the opportunity to greet new visitors to our community and keep my home. Jane and DSN have truly made my life a successful one with all the encouragement and help from their agency. My name is Katie Long and I am Jiving united by the helping to promote sel f suffici ency through the work of this United Way Commun ity Partner,

The Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs provides and coordinates a variety of services and support to individuals with mental retardation, head and spinal injuries and autism. HCDSN utilizes a person's centered approach to achieve their goals in partnership with the community and families.HCDSN is a stalesupported agency that is governed by a local DSN Board. Additional community support is provided by local government, the United Way, private contributions, and the Waccamaw Regional foundation for Disabilities and Special Needs. Their vision is to be the leader and innovator in empowering choice, providing access to services, and ensuring safety for individuals with disabilities.

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COAST CONTENTS

BRIEFS ALONG THE COAST

COMM ENTARY: Give up rights for the "common good"? by Laura Best .4

Ocean Lakes wins Green Award by Diane Smith .5

Atlantic Stage to open "Santa land Diaries" Dec 3. 6

Rain can't dampen Veterans' Day Spirit by Paul Gable . . . . . .. 7

Murrells Inlet 2020 hosts annual oyster roast by Jennifer Averette B

Tropical drama opens 'MICTs season by Holley Aufdemorte 9

The Long Bay Symphony presents Handel's Messiah

season. Tickets cost $ 1 5. There are two performances: Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Rd., Pawleys Island, S.c.; and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.c.

Call 843-448-8379 for informabon and tickets.

By Carolyn Pittman

Handel's Messiah, the timeless classic, has become a Long Bay Symphony Christmas tradition. With combined choirs from Trinity Episcopal and First Presbyterian Churches as well as outstanding regional vocal soloists, Messiah is sure to put you in the spirit of the

ALTERNATIVES FEATURE:

Ansel Adams at the Columbia Museum of Art 10-1 I

CCU Homecoming 2009 winners announced by Mona Prufer 12

LEARNING ALONG THE WACCAMAW: by linda Ketron 1.3

"To Your Good Health" by Dr. Paul G. Donohue 14

McLeod motion specialists offer care on Strand by Jamie Wilburn 15

Glenn's 10: Hurray For Hollywood, Ha.! by Glenn Arne.tte III 16

EARTH TALK: "Letters" - From EIMagazine 17

Strange ,But True I Celebrity Extra I sateme's Stars IB

Literary Page: by Mona PruferlBest Seller lists 19

NMB Humane Society announces golf tourney dates by Sarah George .. 21

COMMENTARY: The Examined Llfe by RobertWilson 22

German composer of Messiah, George Fridertc Handel (1685-1759).

Waccamaw Sertoma Club Holds Annual Christmas Tree Sale

sales will be Monday through Saturday; from 10 a.m, to 8 p.m., and 011 Sundays from 12 p.m, to 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit various Horry County charitable organizations.

This year, fresh cut Frazier fir trees are being shipped from the mountains of N.C. Prices for the trees range from $37 for a six to seven-foot tree to $67 for an eightto nine-foot tree.

Members of the 'Waccamaw Sertoma Club will be on-site to assist buyers in their selection of trees, as wen as to fit trees to a special Christmas tree stand that is available for an additional $15.

More informatioa about the Waccamaw Sertoma Club's annual Christmas tree sale is available by calling David Nye at 843-248-2402.

iNIGHT LIFE & ENT.E.RTAINM'ENT:

Marching Band Finale Concert set for Nov. 20 by Mona Prufer I Beach Newz:

EGKight on Koko TaylOr by Stoney Dennis I Sevendust, New Era Project Smoke at House of :Blues on Dec. S by Brian Howle /Concen Calendar ... 23 - 26

By Bridgette Johnson 27. The club will set up shop by

the former Sidewheeler

The Waccamaw Sertoma Club Restaurant in Conway, S.c., near

is set to hold its annual Christmas the bottom of the downtown

tree sale beginning Friday, Nov, bridge. Hours of oper-ation for tree

GEEK STRAND: "Heroes never die .. ." HeroCtlx collectible minia-

ture super hero game returns by Christopher A. Huff 27

Santa arrives at Barefoot landing Nov. 20 by Kim Kelley 2B

Kudos to Carolina Beach .Music award winners 29

Local authors head to Calabash by Debbie Bissette .30

COAST FEATURE:

Myrtle Beach tennis team places third in nation .31

CALENDAR OF :EVENTS .32

County Administrator search raises significant questions by Paul Gable . .33

Bluegrass society hosts HGTC concert on Nov. 20 by Bridgette johnson .34

CCU names Alumni of the Year by Mon~ Pruter .35

Do you kiss your dog! from www.SixWise.com .36

Twisting In The Wind I Paw's Co.rner 37

Nev.- exhibit at museu m demonstrates shifting shoreline by 'Elizabeth Campbell . . .3 8

SUPER CROSSWORD .39

Brandon Speaks At Telecommunications Conference

By Nancy Greene

The South Carolina TeLephone Association is a nonprofit organization representing more than 25 local telecommunications service providers in the state of South Carolina.

"In a constant effort to stay abreast of industry trends, The Brandon Agency has participated in several key conferences, such as SCTA, to not only network with similar organizations throughout

Scott Brandon, CEO of The Brandon Agency, recently participated in the Fall 2009 South Caro 1 i na Tel ecemmun ications Association Conference, held November 4-5 in Columbia, S.c. Brandon spoke to SCTA attendees about the importance of branding in today's telecommunications industry.

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the state, but to also tout om extensive background in telecommunication marketing and our pool of ta 1- ented employees who are always in search of the next big idea," said Brandon.

Myrtle Beach Chamber Offers Online Incentives To Shop Locally

WlvIBF News, WPDE NewsChannei 15 and NextMedia Radio (Wave 104.1, WRNN 99.5 FMlI450AM, 96.1 WKZQ and Star 92.1) will promote the campaign. As an added incentive to Shop Our Members, media partners will give away hundreds of $25 gift cards to spend at member businesses. Participating member businesses will also have a chance to win advertising from the media partners,

For more information, call the Chamber at 843916-7235.

By Nancy Gray

Shop Our Members campaign, which runs through Dec. 20.

Discounts and other offers are available at ShopOuTMembers.com and MBACC welcome centers at 1200 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach lntemational Airport and 3401 U.S. 17 Business S. in Murrells lnlet S.c.

Mediap31tners WBTWNews 13,

The Myrtle Beach area is a great place for holiday shopping, with cool, practical and quirky gift items and services from Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members. To encourage locals, visitors and members to shop, dine, play and stay locally, the MBACC has launched its

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COMMENTARY

Give Up Rights for the 'Common Good'?

By Laura Best

new laws that are added to the books each year in this co Uri try, But no matter how cleverly this Marxist argument is made, the hard fact is that whenever you give up a Right you lose a "Free Choice."

This adds another control, Control's real name is Bondage. The logical COTIelusion would be, if giving up some Rights produces a better society, then by giving up I'll! Rights we could produce the perfect society. We could chain everybody to a tree, for lack of Trust. This may prevent a crime, but it would destroy privacy, which is the heartbeat of freedom, It would also destroy Trust which is the foundation for Dignity. Rather than giving up Rights, we should be giving lip wrongs! The opposite of control is not chaos. More laws do not make less criminals! We must give up wrongs, not rights, for a better society! William Pitt of the British House of Commons once proclaimed, "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

"We The PeopLe" must relearn a desperately needed lesson in civics.

Directly above the Chief Justice chair is a tablet signifying the Ten Commandments. When the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress looks up, his eyes look into the face of Moses.

"The Bible is the Book upon which this Republic rests." - Andrew Jackson seventh Presi dent of the Un i ted Stales.

"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of aLL our civil constitutions and laws. AU the miseries and evils which suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the BibJe." - Noah Webster

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquili ty of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not yOW' counsels or your arms .. Crouch down and lick the bands which feed you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Government is not reason; it is not - eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ' - George Washington

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Savannah Smiles

Thank you so much for this great write up, yet again, of our magnificent Mansion ou Forsyth Park Hotel! We are proud to offer our guests such a unique, one of a kind, luxurious experience while staying in any of our 11 properties and are so gracious of your sincere appreciation and kind representation of our hotel.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Coast and Alternatives for all the coverage of the 64th annual Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) Juried Exhibition running here at Sunset River Marketplace through Nov. 30. This event was a first for Brunswick County, and an indication of the growing reputation of our local artists. The sbow, considered by organizers to be a "huge success," has drawn hundreds of visitors to the County.

The exhibition, with help from the Bob Timberlake Foundation, bas also benefited our local schools with scholarships, art supplies and a matching grant program. All of us here at Sunset River Marketplace have been thrilled to be a part of the WSNC event.

Since opening our doors in 2002, we have believed that art programs and art education contribute greatly to the wellbeing of the community. Your coverage of the arts is a significant contribution.

A Summary of the Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto represents a misguided philosophy, which teaches the citizens to give up their Rights for the sake of the "common good," but it always ends in a political state. This is called preventive justice. Control is the key concept.

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Know your U.S. Constitution

Where the people fear tbe government you have tyranny; where the government fears the people, you have liberty.

Politicians, bureaucrats, and especially judges would have you believe that too much freedom will result ill chaos. Therefore, we should gladly give up some of our Rights for the good of the community. In other words, people acting in the name of government, say we need tnore laws and more jurors 10 enforce these laws - even if we have to give up some Rights in the process. They believe the more laws we have, the more control, thus a better society. This theory may sound good on paper, and apparently many of leaders think this way, as evidenced by the thousands of

Kudos For Katie's Project

Having been to more than my share of fund raisers on the Grand Strand, Kathy Foxworth's first Katie's Project Gala at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club was, by far, the best I have ever attended.

Not only was it a worth cause to provide funding for young ladies to attend their high school proms, it WaS anextraordinary elegant, well organized affair with fine food and impeccable service, live entertainment, interesting silent auction items and a camaraderie which left guests with a feeling of getting far more from the experience that they put into it

Read carefully:

1. A bol i tion of private property

2. Heavy progressive income tax

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance

4. Confiscation of property of II II emigrants and rebels

5. Central bank

6. Government control of Communications & Transportation

7. Government ownership of factories

& agriculture

8. Government control of labor

9. Corporate farms, regional planning 10. Government control of education

Best regards,

Ginny Lassiter

Owner, Sunset River Marketplace Calabash, N.C.

Jean DOZier Loris, S.c.

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Ocean Lakes Family Campground Wins Green Award

By Diane Smitb

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, located in Myrtle Beach, S.c. was awarded the 2009-2010 "Plan-It Green Award" by The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) during its annual Awards Gala in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 12. The award was presented to Ocean Lakes for its iCare Program aimed at helping reduce the environmental impact of the campground and its guests. The unique approach taken by the campground and its teammates utilizes the slogan "Action and Awareness Count," encouraging guest responsibility and education. The iCare Program compliments the efforts of Harry County StOlID Water Management and focuses on recycling, pet waste (pet pollution) and litter.

The iCare program was created in August 2008. During this past summer, guests recycled more than 26,000 pounds of waste using the f ve iCare stations currently available at the campground. More recycle

stations are planned for 2010.

"We are honored that ARVC recognized Ocean Lakes' efforts to address environmental concerns that effect many campgrounds and resorts across the country. We hope our program will encourage others to tackle such issues and see that these efforts really can work," sai.d Barb Krumm, director of marketing and public relations with Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "The lighthearted spin we have put on educating our guests and employees on how to reduce their impact on the environment has really taken on a life of its own, and we're excited about the program's potential for growth."

The iCare program not only focuses on recycling; it also brings awareness to the impact of "pet pollution," which bas been proven to be extremely harmful to the ocean and its marine life. Guests checking ill to the campground are asked to use an "iCare Kit" to pick up after their pets. The iCare Kits are

available in several locations and the iCare stations feature a doggie figure holding a martini class full of free dog treats. Donation boxes for the Ark Animal Hospital's NOAH Program, in nearby Surfside Beach, S.c., are placed near the treats for guests who'd like to SUPPOli the local rescue program. So far, guests have donated hundreds of dollars to the NOAH Program

The iCare program also encourages guests to help clean up beach litter. Gloves and specially marked bags are available at the iCare stations. Throughout the campground visitors can dispose of their waste in an iCare trash bag.

Ocean Lakes LS the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States with over 310 acres of campsites.

More information about Ocean Lakes and its iCare Program is available at www.ocean-lakes.oom or by calling 1-877-510-1774. For property rental information call 1-800-845-2229.

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Atlantic Stage To Open 'Santaland Diaries' Dec. 3

Atlantic Stage (AS). the newly formed and only professional theatre company ill the Myrtle Beach area announces its second production of their 2009 - 20 I 0 season, "Sautaland Diaries" by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, at their 79th Avenue Theatre.

"Santaland Diaries" chronicles the author's stint as a disgruntled Christmas elf at Macy's in New York. The perfect antidote to all the holiday schmaltz.

Left with $20 and a step away from walking dogs, our unernployed writer has no other alternative than to put awa:y his integrity and take on the role of Crumpet, an elf in Macy's Santaland, After a rigorous elfin training session, Crumpet begins his employment in

the store's Christmas spectacular, subjecting himself to the ridicule of the holiday drones and the oppressivenature of the demanding Sanras,

For Crumpet, these situations not only reveal the underbelly of the Christmas season, but serve as an outlet for his true nature as a sardonic wit with a knack for clever observations. This mischievous elf could go from explaining how Santa steals TVs from naughty children to telling people if they looked through the Magic Window they would see Cher, Throughout the rest of the hoi iday crunch, situations arise throwing a multitude of bad Santas, bitter elves, cranky kids, and rowdy parents into Crumpet's path, only to be bowled

over by his colorful quips and hilarious mental commentary

This hilarious cult classic features comic encounters during the height of tile holiday crunch. NPR humorist and best-selling author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Dress Yom Family in Corduroy and Denim," David Sedans bas become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers.

"This production is a great alternative holiday offering that breaks from tradition," said director John Woodson, artistic director of Atlantic Stage. "Sedaris' wry and offbeat sense of humor will delight the audience and keep Ihem captivated from beginning to end."

This one man tour de force will feature co-founder and managing director of Atlantic Stage, Thorn Penn. Thom has appeared in AS's inaugural production of "Art," directed "Parallel Lives," and was seen last May in "History of America (abridged)." Thorn is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, holds an 1v1FA in theatre and is a teaching Associate at Coastal Carolina University

The design team for

"Santaland" includes costume designer Melissa Anne Blizzard who last designed costumes for "Proof;" lighting designer Vicky

Carter, a freelance designer; Stepben Toney,cOmpa11Y member and head of production at Coastal Carolina University, who is creating the set; and Atlantic Stage's resident sound designer, Seth Cox.

A preview will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 3. Show dates are Dec. 4 - 5; Dec. 10 - 13;. and Dec. 17 - 20. All show times are 7:30 p.m, except Sunday matinees, which are at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices are $25 and $15 at the door. A special $5 student rush ticket is available five minutes before curtain.

For scat information, call the Atlantic Stage box office at 1-877- 287-8587 or visit the website at www.atlanticstage.com and dick on "Tickets .. "

Editor s note: t.his production is recommended for mature audiences.

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Model Trains at Museum of Coastal Carolina

By Elizabeth Campbell

Children from 3 to 93 will be fascinated by the model railroads on display at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. The Intracoastal Model Railroad Club will exhibit their model railroads on Nov. 27 and 28 and from Dec. II through early April.

Children may run an 0 scale model railroad and play with accessories to load and unload railcars. Another 0 scale railroad will be under the holiday tree.

Visitors will also enjoy the HO scale 14-foot by IS-foot model

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Southern Railroad from Navassa through Bolivia to Southport. The club altered the history slightly to extend the line through Shallotte and Calabash, and through the Green Swamp to Whiteville.

Other museum programs and activities include Preschoolers Day Out at 11 a.m, on Fridays and holiday crafts and letters to Santa in late November and December.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina, N.C.'s only natural history museum on a barrier island, is located at 21 Ea st Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach beside the playground and just a block from the beach and the pier. Enjoy coastal natural history ... for the fun of it! Seven galleries with dioramas, exhibits, hands-on activities and a tidal touch tank with live sea animals feature the natural history, environment, and culture of the Coastal Carolinas.

Fall and holiday hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m, - 4 p.m. through December 26. The Museum is closed on December 25 and January 1 and will open during December 28-30 from 10 a.m, - 4 p.m, Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior adults 60 and over, $6 students K- 12 and with a college !D, and $4 preschool ages 3-5; ages two and under are free. Annual memberships are available. Check www.museumofcc.org or call 910·579-1016 for further information.

At the museum children may run an 0 scale model railroad and play with accessories to load and unload

railcars,

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Rain Can't Dampen Veterans Day Spirit

By Paul Gable

With the remnants of Hurricane Ida passing through the area, the 2009 Veterans Day celebration had to be moved inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center last week.

Even with the change in venue, the attendance was good and the spirit was strong as the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance hosted its annual day of celebration for veterans on November 11th.

Alliance Chairman Sinclair Swan reminded the crowd about the meaning of Veterans' Day in his opening remarks.

"In four major wars of this century, 25 million Americans changed from civilian clothes to uniforms in response to their country's call," said Swan. "Today is a day for solemn reflection and special cere-

Members of the Knights of Columbus present the colors at the Veterans Day ceremony at the Myrtle Beach conven-

tion center.

Profile: Sinclair Swan By Paul Gable

An active life by an interesting man best describes the subject of today's veteran profile, Sinclair Swan.

A native of Massachusetts, Swan matriculated at Morgan State University after graduating from high school. In addition to his studies, Swan was also a member of the college's Reserve Officer's Training Corps, achieving the rank of Campus Commander in his senior year.

monies honoring and paying tribute to those who answered that calL It is a day for remembering all of America's veterans."

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes called the ceremonies a "celebration of the people who kept us a free nation where we can exercise our right of choice" as to how we are governed.

Laura Best, President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, said that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to face it.

The keynote address was given by Myrtle Beach council member Susan Grissom Means, wife of a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, who spoke of the role of the military in maintaining freedom.

"Freedom is an eloquent legacy and also a perpetual responsibililty," said Means.

She said our nation's military was made up of men and women who "cherished peace but chose to become warriors with dedication, professionalism and the courage to defend freedom."

The POW/MIA Missing Man Table Ceremony was another highlight of the program. The ceremony is full of symbolism to remember those who remain prisoners of war or missing in action.

"The table is round - to show our everlasting concern for our missing men. The tablecloth is white - symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty. The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and the[ir] loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A slice of lemon on the bread plate is to

His college roommate was Earl G.

Graves who has gone on to be the multimillionaire publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine.

"Earl always had some kind of entrepreneurial thing going on," said Swan. "Right after we got to Morgan State, he started a delivery service which delivered meals to the donn."

Graduation brought his commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army. After attending Infantry Officer's Basic School, Swan went on to Airborne School, Ranger School, Pathfinder Schoo! and Jungle Warfare School. DUring his career, Swan made 247 jumps from both airplanes and helicopters.

His first duty assignment was company commander of a basic training company at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. During a twoyear tour, Swan's companies included former pro basketball player Elgin Baylor, former Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson and singer Gary Crosby, the son

Members of Rolling Thunder render salutes during the Missing Man Table Ceremony at the Veterans Day activities.

remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted - to symbolize their inability to share this evening's [morning's/day's] toast. The chairs are empty - they are missing.

A medley of the theme songs of America's Aimed Forces was played by Festive Brass. During the medley, veterans of each service stood to be honored during the song for their respective servIce.

A wreath was presented by the Socastee High School JR.O.T.C. and taps was played to honor those fallen.

The ceremony concluded with the singing of God Bless America.

of Bing Crosby.

"They were all reservists who were on active duty for training," Swan said. "I guess they learned well because they all went on to earn pretty good money."

Swan's career included two tours in Germany with the 505th Airborne brigade.

"We were one of the strike forces if a war with the Soviets ever occurred in Europe," Swan said.

He also spent two tours in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart on the first tour. Swan is a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Later assignments were as an instructor at Intelligence School in Ft. Holabird, Md., with the 1 st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas and at Ft. Meade, Md.

Swan retired after 20 years of active duty in 1978.

"They weren't going to make me a general, so I decided to move on," he said.

However, one man he served with as a

The Veterans' Day ceremony has been a staple of Myrtle Beach celebrations since the early 1980's. The city, in conjunction with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has even bigger plans for the month of May and Memorial Day.

Mayor Rhodes spoke of the inaugural Military Appreciation Days last May and the expanded plans for this year.

"Last year we concentrated on active duty military personnel and, frankly, forgot an even more important group - the veterans," said Rhodes. "This year, veterans are included in all activities and we are going to make Memorial Day what it's meant to be."

Rhodes said planning is already ongoing for what he said will be the largest Memorial Day celebration on the East Coast complete with military bands, static displays, veterans organizations, an air show and many other events.

second lieutenant did go on to become quite a famous general.

"Colin Powell and I car pooled together when we were both second lieutenants," Swan said. "You could tell at that time that be was going to go places in the Army."

After retiring, Swan went to work for a large intemational construction company, which built King Khalid military city for the Saudi Arabian government,

"We had a large group of international workers," said Swan. "I was in administration in charge of support services for them. It was very interesting to work and live in a country with such a different culture from ours."

Swan left the company and became a high school teacher of math and science. He retired from that profession in 2003 and is currently dealing with some health issues.

"I say now I am living through chemistry," he said. "I've had an interesting and full life with marry experiences."

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Murrells Inlet 2020 Hosts Annual Oyster Roast

Tickets are on sale now for the sixth annual Oyster Roast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 3 :30 p.rn. in the parking lot of Spud's Restaurant located at 4123 Highway 17 Business.

Oyster tables will be open until 2:30 p.m. Live music will add to the day's festivities.

For those who are not oyster eaters, there will also be other food items priced separately including chicken wings from Dead Dog Saloon, crabcakes from The

Beaver Bar, clam chowder from Divine Fish House, burgers from River City and more.

Proceeds from this events benefit the nonprofit community revitalization group, Murrells Inlet 2020 whose mission is to advance

infrastructure

improvements,

enhance environmental education and to revitalize and preserve the creek.

All-you-can-eat oyster roast tickets are $25 per person. Advance purchase is recommended and tickets can be purchased at Capt. Dick's Marina, at the Murrells Inlet 2020 office at 4124 Highway 17 Business in Murrells

Inlet, or by calling 843-357-2007 to charge with VISA or MasterCard.

Oyster knives will be for sale for $3, or bring your own. The event is rain or shine. For more information about Murrells Inlet 2020 and its events, go to www.rnurrellsinletsc.corn or Facebook Group "It's An Inlet."

By Ross Norton

Gift Creates Professorship In Parks and Environmental Ethics

The legacy of a legendary parks champion will be extended even further with the creation of the George B. Hartzog Jr. Professorship in Parks and Environmental Ethics. The professorship is made possible with a $524,500 gift from John M. Kauffmann, himself a veteran of the National Park Service that Hartzog served.

The gift was announced Wednesday, Nov. II, during Clemson University's 2009 annual

environmental awards program named for the late Hartzog.

Kauffmann served the National Park Service for 20 years and was chief planner for two of the parks when Hartzog served as director of the service from 1964 through 1972. Hartzog was a mentor to Kauffmann, and Kauffmann was an adviser to Hartzog.

Kauffmann was a widely respected member of the National Park Service team and an early advocate of conservation measures in the parks. He is the author of the books "Alaska's Brooks

Range: The Ultimate Mountains" and "Flow East: A Look at Our North Atlantic Rivers." Kauffmann has served on the governing boards of the Wilderness Society, American Rivers, the National Parks and Conservation Association, the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, among many others. He is an honorary trustee of the Forest Society of Maine.

His gift will establish the

George B. Hartzog Jr.

Professorship at Clemson

University, and the professorship will be affiliated with the George B. Jr. and Helen C. Hartzog Institute for the Parks.

"It is fitting that a sel fless public servant such as John Kauffmann helps us create this professorship in the name of his friend and mentor," said Larry Allen, dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development. "Both he and George Hartzog have dedicated their very full lives to service."

The announcement was made during the thirtieth annual George

B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Awards Program. The Hartzog Fund at Clemson University allows the department of parks, recreation and tourism management to sponsor the Hartzog Lecture Series 1Il Resource Management.

Established in 1966, Clemson's parks, recreation and tourism management department is one of the largest and oldest of its type in North America. The department has had a longstanding relationship with the National Park Service and other federal and state land-management agencies.

By Paul Gable

Decker Receives Legend in Energy Award

Douglas Decker of Pawley's Island received his second major international

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This award follows on the heels of Decker being chosen in May 2009 as one of the inaugural class of22 members of the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame.

Decker graduated in 1958 from the University of Denver with a B. S. degree in Engineering and Business Administration. After grad ua ti on, he began a 43 -year career with Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, rising to the position of Vice President, Government Business, before retiring in 200 I.

Decker was actively involved with energy issues throughout his career at Johnson Controls. He participated in a number of congressional hearings, contri bu ted to go vernmen t stud i es, and spearheaded legislative and executive initiatives to promote energy efficiency worldwide.

He was a leader of a legislative initiative in the early 1990's that resulted in an executive order that resulted in a reduction in energy use by an average 0 f 20 percent throughout the federal government.

Through the years Decker has sent his energy efficiency message worldwide through frequent interviews with the media. He has authored more than 200 articles on energy eff ciency issues and is the co-author of the book Policy Evolution:

Energy Conservation to Energy Efficiency, The Fairmont Press Inc., 1997.

Twenty years ago, Decker conceived the necessity of an annual forum on energy efficiency in which national and inrernational leaders in government and business would come together to share ideas on energy efficient concepts and their implementation.

Co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association, the Energy Efficiency Forum annually brings together political leaders from both major parties as well as business leaders to participate in the discussions and to promote the concept of energy

efficiency, Decker served as the chairm an of the foru m for its first 12 years until his retirement.

"Energy efficiency is always a good idea and is the simplest way to promote energy savings," Decker said. "If you are not using as much energy, you are not producing as much which means less pollution in the environment and less reliance on foreign oil."

A registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and California and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Decker has received a number of awards for his leadership in promoting energy efficiency .

Included among those awards, in addition 10 the two received this year, is the Association of Energy Engineers Special Recognition award and the Instrument Society of America Distinguished Service Award.

Decker was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers HaH of Fame in 200 I, and tbe Energy Efficiency Forum has established the Douglas Decker Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor.

"I was very fortunate to have a job that I really loved and it has been an honor to be recognized for work that 1 enjoyed so much," Decker said.

Now in retirement in Pawley's Island, Decker continues to promote energy efficiency, Through an association with Dr. David Wylie of the Georgetown County School District Decker has been working with students at Georgetown High School to understand the benefits of energy efficiency and help them with a project called "Igniting Energy Challenge."

"I am glad to go over to Georgetown High School and help the students with this project," Decker said. "1 feel a responsibility to help with energy efficiency initiatives wherever 1 can."

Decker has received a n u m b er of awards for his leadership in promoting energy efficiency.

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Among her accolades is an award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress from the S.c. Theatre Association, for her role as Claire in Neil Simon's "Rumors," produced by Theatre of the Republic.

Show dates are Nov. 13-15 and 20-22, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. (Because of the demand for matinee showings, a Saturday matinee has replaced MICrs traditional Thursday evening show.)

Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 843-65JA152 or purchased at Sun Video in Murrells Inlet. Discounted group tickets (for 15 or more) and season tickets also are available. Seating is limited. Doors open one hour before show time.

The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre is at 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, accessible from U.S. 17 Bypass (tum beside the Murrells Inlet Post Office, then right onto Murrells Inlet Road) or U.S. 17 Business (turn beside Lee's Inlet Kitchen and drive one block).

For more information, visit www.mictheatre.com,

Drama Set on Tropic Isle Opens MICT's Twelfth Season

By Holley Aufdemorte

ered by the players are quite profound," she adds, giving high marks to the actors who flesh out the roles.

Initially cast with five actors who were brand-new to the M rCT stage, the troupe now includes one veteran and four newcomers, since the lead actor had to bow out due to a family emergency. Stepping into his role as Duncan the bartender is Smokey Jakey, who starred in MICT's production of "Proof." Other credits include "A Christmas Carol" with The Castaways Repertory Theatre Company and extensive work with Theatre of the Republic.

Native South Carolinian Mary Palmer, though new to the MICT stage, has a long list of theater credits, including roles in "The Heiress," "The American Dream" and "The Children's Hour." As a young adult, she was a member of the Charleston-based professional group Backstage Players, where roles included Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' and Laura in "The Glass Menagerie." Since

first taking the stage at age three, Mihca Cadigan has done everything from drama, comedy and dinner theater to musicals, cabarets and competitions. This is her first show with MfCT. Jim Siegrist, a retired geologist, was last seen in the MICT production of "Later Life" and the Swamp Fox Players' "Out of Order." Brooklyn, N.Y., native Robert Maresca has been interested in acting since he was a young man, though he never pursued it until "Drowning Sorrows," his debut.

Catton-Johnson has been involved in 90- plus theatrical productions since 1978 as an actor, director and costume designer. She holds an interdisciplinary B.A. and teacher certification in both Visual Arts and Theatre. A resident of Conway, she teaches art at Socastee Elementary. She also acts in the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the House of Blues and recently began acting in short films in Wilmington, where she also attends a study group in acting for the camera.

Murrells Inlet Community Theatre welcomes Donna Carton-Johnson back to the helm as director for the opening play of its 12th season, the intimate drama "Drowning Sorrows."

The play will open Friday, Nov. 13, for a two-weekend run at the Murrells Inlet Community Center.

Written by Douglas Post, "Drowning Sorrows" is the story of a man who tries to run away from himself and his past by moving to the island of St. John, where he runs a seaside bar and settles in with the locals. When a mysterious woman arrives, with her husband at her side, his escapist world seems destined to cave in around him.

Carton-Johnson, who directed "First Night" and "Crimes of the Heart" for MICT, says she was won over by this play's compelling story. "It's the kind of tale that gets inside you. And some of the insights discov-

amusements, an open-air bazaar, food, music, and a magic show. Celebrity guest Trot Nixon (professional baseball player) will be on hand for photos and autographs (12 -3 p.m). Then, at 6 p.m. the main event - the flotilla - gets underway, followed by fireworks along Banks Channel. Boaters interested in entering the flotilla for a chance to win prizes and a trip to The Bahamas, can access entry fonns at www.ncholidayflotilla.org. For details, call 91 0-256~2120 or email info@ncholidayflotilla.org.

On the first Saturday in Dec. (Dec. 5), the Island of Lights Holiday Flotilla features lighted fishing boats and pleasure crafts in a spectacular display along the Intracoastal Waterway. Beginning at 6 p.m., the boat parade cruises from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. The best viewing station is at Carolina Beach Boat Basin. For information about entering a boat call 910-458-0211. Visitors who arrive a day early will enjoy the annual Island of Lights Nighttime Holiday Parade on Friday evening (December 4). Santa's official ani val in Carolina Beach is preceded by an elaborate procession of e I ectri cal fl oa IS, marching bands, queens, clowns, and more. The Friday night parade begins at 7:30 p.m. along Lake Park Blvd. from Atlantic Avenue to Federal Point Shopping Center. Plan a weekend getaway that includes both the parade and the flotilla. And while you're on the island, you can shop for unique coastal gifts. For more details, visit www.islandoflights.org.

Festivals and events provide a fun and affordable way to experience regional traditions. More than 40 holiday events celebrate the season in Wilmington and N.C.'s Cape Fear Coast. For a complete event calendar, visit www.gocapefearcoast.corn and click on the 'Events & Announcements' button near the top

of the home page.

For money-saving shoulder season rates and holiday packages, click on the 'Specials & Packages' button.

For a FREE Visitors Guide for Wilmington & North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast, stop by the Visitors Information Center in the

Historic Courthouse at 24 N. Third Street, Wilmington, call 1-866- 266-9690, or visit www.gocapefearcoast.corn.

Coastal Flotillas Light Up Holidays, Cape Fear Coast

By Connie Nelson

"What is a holiday flotilla?" is a question heard frequently by Visitor Information Specialists in Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast. For visitors not familiar with this coastal tradition, flotillas are lighted boat parades comprised of the tiniest of rowboats to the largest of motor yachts.

Each year, two holiday flotillas capture the nautical essence of Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast. Thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach when they host their spectacular nighttime flotillas. Folks line the channels and cheer for the twinkling boats as they drift by. Area hotels offer packages and specials during these festive events: www.capefear.nc. us/specials/holiday.html. Lastminute travel discounts can be found at www.sunnysavers.com (updated weekly on Wednesdays).

Celebrating its twenty-sixth year, the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla (a 2009 Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event) is an annual Wrightsville Beach tradition that kicks off the holiday season the weekend after Thanksgiving (November 27-28). On Friday night (5:45p.m.) the island's official Christmas tree is lit., followed by visits with Santa at Town Hall. At 7 p.m., there's a Holiday Flotilla party at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort with Music by Jim Quick & Coastline Band (admission is $35 per person). On Saturday, a full day of entertainment begins with a free Festival in the Park from 10 a.rn, until 4 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Park with arts and crafts, kids' activities, inflatable

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Photography Collection of Artist's Favorites on Exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art

Ansel Adams: Masterworks From: the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Center; Redding, Calif. opened in Oct. and runs through Jan. 17,2010. The collection includes 47 gelatin silver prints by the artist, representing a choice of works Adams, himself, made late in his life to serve as a representation of his life's work and what he fe I t were b is best images. According to information obtained from the museum, "the fun selection of 75 images reveals the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments. Included ill Ansel Adams: Masterworks are many of Adams' most famous and best-loved photographs that encompass the full scope of his work: elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits, and the breathtaking landscapes for which be is revered.

"In a career that spanned more than five decades, Ansel Adams became one of America's most beloved landscape photographers and one of its most respected environmentalists. There are few artists whose name and works representthe extraordinary level of popular recognition and artistic achievement as that of Ansel Adams."

Ansel Easton Adams, who was born in 1902 and died in 1984, was a uniquely American photographer, best known for his striking black and white photography of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park in Calif. Growing up in San <Francisco, he developed an interest in nature, which would evolve into a lifelong philosophy of environmentalism. Ironically, his family was involved with a prosperous lumber business, an industry that the artist was frequently at odds with in his later life, as lumber companies sought to harvest his beloved redwood trees.

As a youth, Adams also studied music quite seriously and trained to be a concert pia nist before choosing photography as his life's work. One of his closest friends was violinist (and amateur photographer) Cedric Wright. Together, the two studied the philosophical writings of Edward Carpenter whose main tenant was to find beauty in life and art.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Frozen Lake and Cliffs, The Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National .. Park. Calif., 1932, gelatin silver pr:int. Photo courtesy Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif.©Ansel Adams Publishing Trust.

It is believed that Ansel Adams made hi s very fi rst visi t to Yosemite in 1916 where be was inspired by the light and the splendor of the valley. It was during this inaugural trip that the budding environmentalist was given his first camera, a Kodak brownie box. He refilmed to Yosemite the next year and joined the Siena Club when he was 17. He remained a lifetime member, serving on the group's board of directors for almost 40 years.

Adams' subjects were common landscapes such as aspen groves, mountain streams and rocky shorelines, but through the lenses of his Korona view camera and with his precision and clarity, they became majestically luminous, Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, perhaps Adams' most famous image, is classic Ansel Adams, He used glass plates and a dark red filter for greater contrast. During this particular shoot, he had just one plate left, so he created the effect of the blackened sky prior to taking his final shot He didn't want to risk losing it. Of this, he wrote in "Ansel Adams, an Autobiography," "I had been able to realize a desired image, not the way the subject appeared in reality but bow it felt to me and how it must appear in the finished print."

Sh0l11y afterward, he joined the

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focused on high standards in printing techniques,

During the 1930s, he became more established, and had his first solo exhibit at the prestigious Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. A review from the Washington Post said, "His photographs are like portraits of the giant peaks which seem to be inhabited

James Alinder (American, born 1941) Ansel Adams, 1984, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calit, ©James Alinder.

by mythical gods"

During this time, be joined photographers Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham to form the short-lived but influential Group f/64, which helped establish photography as a true and legitirnate art form.

With his confidence on the rise, Adams was now experimenting with extremely detailed closeups and then large shapes and forms, He met artists such as Georgia O'Keefe and John Marin and. photographer Paul Strand, who also became known for their images of the southwest. It was at Strand's suggestion that he began to print on glossy paper instead of matte in order to intensity the image values.

Prominent New York City art promoter Alfred Stieglitz, who was married to Georgia O'Keefe, gave him a one-man show at his gallery - the first since the gallery had honored Paul Strand 20 years earlier.

Adams would go on to have his work published in some 35 books; they have

Orchard, Portola Valley, Calif. © 1940, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif.©Ansel Adams Publishing Trust.

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around the world in hundreds of exhibitions, including Ansel Adams and the West, at the Museum of Modem Art III New York 111 1979

According to museum materials, "Writers, critics and fellow artists have presented many reasons for Adams' popularity. Among them IS his deeply held conviction that place matters and that the world around us is a marvel to behold and to respect and honor. His photographs interpret the voice of nature and celebrate its beauty with poignant and romantic feeling. Monellth, the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National. Park, Calif. 1927, gelatin silver print. Photo cour-

tesy Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif.©Ansel Adams Publishing Trust.

Mount Williamson, The Sierra Nevada, from Manzamar, Calif. 1945. Gelatin silver print.. Photo cnurtesy Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif. ©Ansel Adams Publishing Trust.

Through his meticulous selection from among all the variables of exposllre,filter, position, and myriad other factors, Adams created a rationalized naturalness, free of the discomfort of chaos."

This is a rare opportunity to view the American landscape through the lens and heart of a true American artist.

The collection was donated to The Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., by Dr. Fidel Realyvasquez. The tra:veling exhibition is organized by The TUl11e Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, Calif. Since t 967, Landau Traveling Exhibitions has presented more than 700 fine art and architec-

ture exhibitions at museums an d uni versity gall eries throughout the United States and the world.

The Columbia Museum of Art is located at 1515 Main Street in Columbia, S.c. at the comer of Main and Hampton. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m, to 5 p.rn. and on the first Friday of each month until 8 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, 65 and older and military; for museum members and children under five, $5. For more information, visit www.colutnbiamuseum.org,

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Coastal Carolina University Homecoming 2009 winners announced

East Hartland, Conn., studying accounting and finance.

• Homecoming Queen - Marianne Long of Rockland, Mass., studying marine science. • Offi ce Decorating - Office of the Registrar

• Spirit Banner - Phi Sigma Sigma and Pi Kappa Pbi

• Parade Float - Phi Sigma Sigma and Pi Kappa Pbi

• Step Show - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated

By Mona Prufer

Coastal Carolina University has

announced winners for homecoming 2009 court, events and competitions. The events and competitions include homecoming king and queen, office decorating, spirit banner, a parade, step show, talent show and. most spirited tai lgatecompeti tion,

The winners for the categories are:

• Homecoming King - Garrett McGhee of

• Talent Show - Tegan Hinaman of Conway, studying exercise and sport science.

• Most Spirited Tailgate - Pi Kappa Phi

For more information, contact Kristi Thompson at 843-349-4165.

Chauncey, the Coastal Carolina University mascot, pose", with Garrett McGhee and Marianne Long, the Homecoming 2009 king and queen, during halftime festivities recently.

'Unchaining' Campaign Urges Georgetown County To Buy Local

By Marla Stroupe

Unchainedl, a national campaign of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMTBA).

"It's important that we realize how our personal spending decisions have an impact on the future success of our community," said Bess Long, co-owner of My Sister's Books in Pawleys Island. "With so many small and inde-

Small and independent business owners in the area are urging Georgetown County citizens to "unchain" themselves on Nov. 21 - to make all of their purchases on that day only at local independent businesses. This effort is part of the nationwide America

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In Georgetown County during fiscal year 2007, there were more than $684 million in net taxable sales according to the South Carolina Association of Counties. AMIBA reports that of every $100 spent at chains, $13 of economic activity is generated in the community; for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent businesses, $45 of economic activity is generated. That translates into an additional $21.8 million that "shopping locally" brings into our county

"J f we just focus our Nov. 21

pre-holiday shopping on locallyowned businesses, we can provide a much-needed economic boost to our community and discover some great values as well," explains Kimberly Duncan, a board member of Pawleys Island Litchfield Business Association (PILBA). "In many instances, independent retailers have unusual or one-of-a-kind items you just won't find in chain stores. Of course, we hope Georgetown County residents will think about this not only on Nov. 2 l , but every day-s-and particularly with holiday shopping upon us."

"Shopping in Historic

Georgetown is not only enjoyable,

because you can stroll from shop to shop, it's a social event and a history lesson as well," says 1. Lynn Mueller, President, Georgetown Business Association (GSA). "The storefronts remind us of a time when shopping was more personal and approachable. And our local store owners are committed to keeping their doors open :for neighborhood shoppers."

For more information about America Unchained! and the American Independent Business Alliance, visit www.amiba.net,

To learn more about PILBA, visit www.pilba.org and to find out more about Georgetown Business Association, visit www.seaportgeorgetown.com.

Fundraising Group Announces Philanthropy Day Awards

By Diana Corbett

The Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has announced its National Philanthropy Day awards winners. "We are so excited the event sold out again and the entire region participated by

nominating excellent philanthropic candidates" remarked Bob Jones, event chair and AFP/CFR secretary. The breakfast brought in 17 nominees and their supporters nom Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Columbus counties.

Laurie Taylor, nominated by Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation won Fundraising Executive of the Year; PPD won Ph i I anthropic Organization of the year; Beth Pancoe, nominated by Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and Phoenix Ministries; and Vince and Linda Ferrigno nominated by Davis Communities won Philanthropist of the Year. "We're ALL winners here" declared Ms. Pancce upon acceptance of her volunteer fundraising award.

The National Philanthropy Day event is the annual fundraiser for the Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Money raised allows the organization to award grants, increase programs, and help with other

professional development of its members.

In addition to this inaugural award portion of the event, the chapter also announced a new scholarship program tor individuals who want to become members of the local AFP Chapter and are having challenges to cover the costs. Bob Hartsook, CEO of Hartsook Companies announced his company would offer a second scholarship to a local person who would like to join the Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professions Is.

The success of the National Philanthropy Day event was due in part by its generous sponsors. Hearts of Platinum Sponsors for the 2009 Philanthropy Awards are: Bin Zeus Interactive Marketing, First Federal Bank, the Greater Wilmington Business Jo-urnal and Hartsook Inc. Companies. QENO was the Heart of Gold Sponsor, and Quicksilver Business Solutions participated as the Heart of Silver Sponsor.

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Mercedes Munnerlyn offers a collection of her poetry, as well as

her gospel cn.

Georgetown Times columnist John Brock assembled his essays on Sou them-ness.

Creative writing instructor

Tibby Plants' fantasy novel,

" Gatekeeper. "

Joy Glunt has wrirten a memoir and a women's humor volume under "noms de plume."

TIw WlqQ:WS of SIl,a. Trail

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One of 13 mysteries by Jacquellne ("Jack") DeGroot.

Nan Turner is known locaJly as Darlene Eichler, book club leader and author of tile coming-of-age Rose series and a children's book, "Trunk Tales."

The Chocolate & Coffee House and Art Works/CLASS will host a Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, from I I a.m. to 4 p.rn., with sippings and tastings, art demonstrations and gift sales, and the first ever "self-published book fair" for area authors to display, sell and sign their original novels, short stories. poetry chapbooks, essay collections, cookbooks, CDs, calendars and children's

books.

Sample teas and coffees and hot chocolates, as well as tastings of specialty sauces and dips, marinades and barbecues, all prepared by The Chocolate & Coffee House, along with pumpkin muffins and chili from

Weight Watchers' motivator Zoe AmphtazisRoff's cookbook. Art Works' artists Millie Doud, Alice Mclnvaill Estes, Suz Mole and Kathy WeIde will demonstrate the creation of washi egg and patchwork ball ornaments, batik painting on si Lk, fused glass ornaments and stained glass angels. All browsing and grazing free!

Wid) the assistance of My Sister's Books and in support of "America Unchained," the nationwide effort to support independent small. businesses by shopping locally on Nov. 21, the public is invited to join Linda Ketron's gallery of local artists and Sue

("North of Channing Street"), Pat Garnbarelli ("Pasta for Men Only"), Betty Hudson ("Bet of Betrayal"), and Georgiana Keller ("Prune Juice Cocktail," "A Recipe for Aging with Grace").

And MORE: Sarah Bruce Kelly ("The Red Priest's Aunina"), MaJY Kopchains ("1 Went to the Sea for Oranges"), Kim Leatherwood ("My 2010 Year in Tennis calendar"), Richard Lutman ("Altered Images"), Janet Martin ("The Christmas Swap"), Myrtle Merriweather-Beech aka Joy Summerlin Glunt ("The Unfroggettable Fiona Fayetta Froggee"), Kay Montgomery ("It's Stuffy in Here" "All Down HiIl"), Mercedes Munnerlyn ("A Lighter Side of Me" and her gospel CD, Jesus Will AlwClys Be Right (here), Trilby Plants ("Gatekeeper"), Women of Prince George Win yah Episcopal Church ("Plantation Tours and Tastes" cookbook), Tom Rieber (Nick Thomas Mystery Series), C. s. Sheridan ("The Month of Miracles: A Collection of

Tiny Stories"), AJ

Strohmayer ("It All Matters - Wily We Are the Way We Are"), Nan Turner aka Darlene Eichler (The Rose Series and "Trunk Tales"), George Vickery ("Beyond

September"), Bruce

Clement Williams

("Perfect Wasting

Conditions"), Sarah

Williams ("Tbe Oldest Eyes"), and The Write

Sisters ("Women's Voices,

Mark Gordon Smith will be the fea-

tured speaker at the Moveable Feast the day after Tbanksgiving.

Townsend's independent coffee and handmade chocolate shop in putting self-published authors center stage in praise oftheir creative efforts and entrepreneuri at spi rit.

More than two dozen authors have committed to attending the book fair. Among those who will be present are Arielle A. Aaron aka Joy Snmrnerlin Glunt ("I Remember Singing"), Zoe Amphrazis- Roff (,'Lighten Up with Zoe"), Issac Bailey ("Proud. Black. Southern, Bu! I Still Don'! Eat Watermelon in Front of White People"), flo-Ann Bender ("LUy Putt's Hat Parade"), Mary Anne Benedetto ("Eyelash"), John Brock ("Southern Breezes Whistle Dixie"), Susan Dean ("Shadows in the Afternoon"), Robert F. DeBurgb aka Bob Bourroughs ("Riders of the Wind, Winds of Fate"), Jacqueline DeGroot ("The Widow of Sea Trail" and a dozen other romantic thrillers set at the Brunswick County beaches), Lana Desloge.'> (chi ldren's books), Gloria Sp i vey F I ecker

An Anthology"),

Special Moveable Feast note: Mark

Gordon Smith ("Harrisville'" "Tuscan Echoes:

A Season in Italy;" "Tuscan Light, Memories of Italy;" "Shelter of Italian Skies"), who will be participating in the Book Fair, will also be the featured speaker for the Moveable Feast on Friday, Nov, 27, at Salt Creek Cafe in Murrells In let. In his first novel, Smith continues the tradition of passionate and lyrical writing firs! revealed in his Italian travel trilogy, this time creating a work of fiction that is suspenseful, haunting and filled with unexpected twists. Based on an even! that occurred while his family lived in the small rural town, Harrisville pays homage to George Eliot's "Middlemarch." The Feast is from 11 a.m .. to I p.m.; the fee is $25.

For more information about the Holiday Open. House, the Self-Published Authors Book Fair Of the Moveable Feast, call 843-235-9600 or Linda@classatpawleys.com.

Bob Bourroughs writes his avlation adventures under his ancesU·aJ name "DeBurgh."

Fans of George Vickery's "Beyond September" anticipate his next mystery.

Tom Rieber has written a mystery series featuring protagonist Nick Thomas.

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Kay Montgomery has created a charming children's book which is accompanied by a stuffed giraffe ("Stuffy").

Pat Gambarelll's cookbook is popular with men and women alike.

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DEAR DR. DOIIOHUE:

T would like to give my IO-year-old grandson some conditioning advice. He loves basketball. It has occurred to me tbat upper-body strength is helpful in shooting long shots and in positioning for rebounds. In high school, I had a well-developed lower body but a poorly developed upper body. This handicapped me when shooting long shots. I have added pushups to my daily exercises, and this has belped me in shooting threepointers.

My questions are: When is a good time for a boy to start building muscle? Are there any exercises you would recommend for upper-body strength building for a lO-year-old?

-JM.

AIISWER:

The sports community, until recently, frowned on strength training (weightlifting, muscle building, resistance exercise) for children who had not reached puberty. They thought that children, before the male hormone surge that takes place at puberty, would not benefit from it It's been shown that they do. and that

children as young as 7 show improvement in strength.

The sports community also feared that weightlifting posed a health threat to young children whose bones are not completely calcified. Young bones have growth plates, sections of bone that have yet to become real bone. Growth plates permit bone elongation. These areas are areas of weakness. A well-supervised, well-designed weightlifting program doesn'tinju.re growth plates. ill fact, such a program pro~ tects children from common sports injuries. All this applies to girls as well as boys.

Your grandson can do the same exercises you do -- with less weight. Your pushups are a good example. Body weight is the weight being hoisted. Chin-ups are another strength-building exercise in which body weigh! is the stimulus for muscle growth. He also can lift barbells and dumbbells .. He should start with a weight tim! he can lift 12 consecutive times without straining. When he can perform two sets of I 5 consecutive lifts, you can increase the weight by one to 3 pounds and go back to the 12 lifts. Barbell and dumbbell curls and bench presses

are good upper-body strength-building exercises.

A visit to the local library will pay off with books that show the details of many strength-building exercises. The booklet on fitness outlines aerobic exercise (not strengtb-building exercise) in detail. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. J30IW, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853~ 6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S.I$6 Canada with the recipient's prin ted name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

DEAR DR. DOIIOHUE:

I have burning tongue syndrome. At times, it is almost unbearable, The onLy thing that .helps somewhat is a saltwater mouth rinse. My dentist, my internist and a neurologist haven't offered any relief.

I also get sores in my mouth and on my tongue. Any insight? - PH

AIISWER:

Burning tongue syndrome is also known as burning mouth syndrome because the gLUUS, roof of the mouth and lips also can feel I ike they are on fire. II happens mostly, but not exclusively, 10 women after menopause. Although painful and disturbing, it's not a health threat. No one knows the exact cause, but it might be that nerves serving the tongue and mouth are malfunctioning.

Let me give you a few home remedies for it: rinsing the mouth with

cold apple juice; and combining equal parts Benadryl elixir and Kaopectate as a mouthwash, Don't swallow these rimes, and use them four times a day. Another remedy is six drops of hot pepper sauce (Tabasco sauce) in a teaspoon of water and swishing it around in the mouth four times daily. It might increase the burning at first, but after a day or so it should lessen it. If it doesn't, abandon it.

Don't eat or drink spicy or acidic foods or beverages. Don't use mouthwashes with alcohol in them. Change your toothpaste brand. Chew sugarless gllm,

When burning mouth fails to respond to the above, the medicines Klonopin, Elavil or Neurontin might help.

Have your doctors looked for things like dry mouth, B vitamin deficiencies, anemia, diabetes, lichen planus, thyroid problems and Sjogren's syndrome?

Sores 011 the tongue and in the mouth are not ordinarily a part of burning tongue syndrome. Get to a doctor when the sores are present. You might have recurrent canker sores and not burning mouth syndrome.

D/C Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual leiters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of'available health newsletters at, PO Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

By Denise Blackburn

Local Physician Launches Website on Breast CancerlBreast Health

Dr. N. Craig Brackett, III MD, FACS, the founder of Coastal Carolina Breast Center, this region's only surgical practice dedicated to breast health, has launched a website that can be used as a resource on breast health and breast cancer for women in this area.

In the development stages for nearly a year, and launched during National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in conjunction with the first anniversary of Coastal Carolina Breast Center, the site, www.coastalbreastcenter.co rn, serves not only as a resource for patients, but the medica! community as well.

"1 wanted to create a comprehensive site that housed infonnation on screening, diagnosis and treatment, along with a resource center that included information on clinical trials and educational materia I for patients and thei r

families," said Dr. Brackett. "Research continues to make an impact on the field of breast cancer especially with the creation of new medications and new techniques that will increase hope and. survival for patients in our country, It is my goal that the website be updated with information on these clinical trials and new findings as they are released," he said.

"While a

number of

excellent websites 011 various aspects of breast cancer exist, I wanted to put the information at the patient's fingertips and in one convenient location," he continued. "This is the only site that will need to be refer" enced when researching breast cancer." Coastal Carolina Breast Center's website was created with assistance from a team that included experts from the fieLd of radiology, patholo-

gy, radiation oncology as well as lay individuals. Many of the articles that have been included were written by Dr. Brackett himself and many have been publ ished in loea I journa Is.

In addition to being the area's only practice dedicated solely to breast health, Coastal Carolina Breast Center is the only practice to

hea I th," he said.

Dr. Brackett has treated an estimated 25,000 patients during his fifteen years all the Grand Strand and is a strong proponent of breast preservation in the treatment of breast cancer. He is the thi:rd specialist in the state of South Carolina to use stereotactic core needle biopsy to investigate abner-

offer HALO,. a new generation of breast cancer screening that can detect abnormal breast cells up to eight years before a mammogram.

"While breast cancer is at the heart of our business, it is not. the ouly service we perform," said Dr. Brackett. "We regularly treat benign findings in the breast such as cysts, fibroadenoma, mastalgia, fibrocystic change and breast discharge - hence the term breast

mat mammograms .. "Minimally invasive biopsies, whether they are done with ultrasound, stereotactic or MRI guidance, save women open breast biopsies at least ninety-five percent of the time. Open breast biopsies should be considered a thing of the past based on recent consensus panel statements," be said. Dr. Brackett is also credited with doing the most accelerated partial breast radiation

therapy for early stage breast cancer in the entire Stale.

With located Center Medical

his primary office at the Imaging

at Waccamaw

Park ill Murrells

Inlet and a satellite office at the Frances B. Ford Cancer Center in Georgetown, South Carolina, Dr. Brackett is realizing what has been a J 5-year dream .. "1 am a surgeon at heart and cancer has been my specialty. However it has taken years for me to real ize that it is in the area of breast health that [ can have the most impact upon the med ical field, and the Grand Strand community."

Coastal Carolina Breast Center is currently acceptmg new patients. Appointments may be made by calling 843-651-3308 and physician referrals are not required.

For more information on Coastal Carolina Breast Center or breast cancer, visit www.coastalbreastcenter.corn.

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• Sprinkle a little baby powder into dishpan gloves before using each rime, Your fingers will glide right into place without any struggle.

• "My digital camera eats up batteries, so 1 always have a spare pair. Did you know that some breath-mint containers are the perfect size to hold two AA batteries? Check out your candy aisle. My batteries are safely stored in the camera case, not banging about, just waiting to be used."

- D.C. in Michigan

• To freshen a musty dishwasher, add a quarter-cup of lemon juice to the soap dispenser and IUn it empty on the hottest cycle. To ensure the hottest water, tun water at the kitchen tap until hot just before you start. the dishwasher.

• "Crumpled foil makes an excellent pot scrubber. It works in both metal dishes and in glass. casserole dishes. Just wad it up and use it as you would a scrubbie."

- l.H. in Oregon

• "This holiday season, I'd Like to sit back and enjoy the company 0[111Y family and friends, so I am baking a batch of cookies each week and doubling one casserole or soup recipe each week. This way, I should have my holiday baking done and several cook-free nights to enjoy with others Instead of bustling around the kitcbenand missing everything. Someone put on a pot of coffee!" - M.E. in Alabama

.If you need to cover a plate and nave run out of plastic wrap, check your bathroom. You can use a shower cap as a food-plate cover in a pinch. Just make sure it is clean, preferably unused.

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By Jamie Wilburn

McLeod Human Motion Specialists Offer Care To Grand Strand Resident

Residents of Harry County and the Grand Strand are responding to the Mcl.eod Human Motion Specialists program with enthusiasm. Initial patient feedback reveals that people are finding both the level of care and ease of the process exceptional. Headquartered in Florence, S.C., Mcl.eod Human Motion Specialists connects 3. network of physicians along the Grand Strand and in Florence through the Human

Motion Specialists program so that patients receive a seamless "continuum of care" that is convenient, as well as comprehensive.

Local resident Marcella Hellem was initially seen by her family practitioner, who then referred her to a Myrtle Beach area orthopedic specialist. Discovering she needed a complete shoulder replacement and that there were additional complications, Hellern was referred to orthopedic surgeon Brian K. Blair, M.D., a participating member of the McLeod Human Motion

Specialists program.

"I was comforted to find that Dr. Blair was concerned not only with the medica! necessities, but my continuing quality of life" said Hellem, "He was wonderful. I didn't even have much pain after surgery. Whatever Dr. Blair did, he was very precise. I didn't even need the original prescription of pain pills."

After surgery, she was able to receive rehabilitation at Loris Hospital. Since Dr. Blair was a participant in the McLeod Human Motion Specialists program, the

status of her medical treatment, as well as her records, was communicated to the proper offices quickly and thoroughly.

"That's one of'the things that sets us apart from other institutions," said Don McLean, Service Line Coordinator for McLeod Human Motion Specialists, "We provide what we caU a continuum of care. We make sure all pertinent information iscomrmmicated to the proper participants, that way the patient can focus on feeling better,"

When asked about her overall

experience, Hellem said, "The care that I received at McLeod Hospital was even better than expected. McLeod Human Motion Specialists made the entire experience worry free. The network established through McLeod Human Motion Specialists moved my records seamlessly to the proper places and I just concentrated on getting well. I would highly recommend Dr. Blair to anyone. When all was said 8.11d done, my physical therapist said [had the best 8.1111 she had seen in 20. years."

Carolina PGA Section Raises $180,000+ For Patriot Golf Day

By Kate Anderson

Patriot Golf Day was once again a smash hit for the Folds of Honor Foundation and The PGA of America, and nowhere was that more evident than here in the Carolinas. For the second year in a row, the Carolinas PGA Section has come out 011 top 0 f aU 41 Sections with more than $] 80.,0.0.0. raised over Labor Day weekend and throughout the fall months during the Foundation's largest fundraising effort,

Throughout the Carolinas, 40.6 fa cilities in North and South Carolina, joined theeffort to aid the families of am injured and fallen military servicemen and women. With donations yet" to be calculated, the Carolinas can expect to top the $ 180.,0.0.0. mark - $30.,0.0.0 more than last year - accounting for nearly 10% of all donations, The Carolinas topped all other Sections in participation, donations, and. can once again call itself home to the facility that gave the largest single donation this year. Carolinas PGA Section presi-

dent Kelly Childs, the director of golf at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley (Cashiers, N.C.) gave his members the tools to raise $20.,0.0.0 for the Folds of Honor Foundation through a unique Hot-Air Balloon Golf Ball toss, which gave children and adults alike the chance to take a hot-air balloon ride while donating to a great cause.

"I continue to be moved by the way our Carolinas PGA Professionals, their members, and golfers throughout the Carolinas have given to this cause," said Childs, "At CCSV we tried OUf best to host an event that would really resonate with our members the message of Patriot Golf Day; and I couldn't be prouder of my members for their patriotism and generosity which made this event the success it was. Collectively hundreds of events were held for this singular and immeasurably lofty purpose throughout the Carolinas by hundreds of PGA Professionals, and we can all be proud of 1 he donations that we've been able to contribute to our most deserving citizens."

Humane Society Partners With Restaurant for 'Cutest Pet' Fundraiser By Cara Gibbs

The Grand Strand Humane Society has partnered with Gordon Biersch for a "Cutest Pet" Fundraiser.

The Grand Strand Humane Society and Gordon Biersch have partnered together for a "Cutest Pet Contest" that is goi.ng on, now at the restaurant.

People are encouraged to stop by the restaurant to vote for the Gordon Bierseh staff member's cutest pet. Votes cost $1 each and the proceeds benefit the Grand Strand Humane Society.

The winning pet will be announced at Gordon Biersch during their Winrerbock Tapping Party on Tuesday, November 17th. The party begins at 5:30pm. There will beeomplimentary appetizers, an ugliest sweater contest and live music from Sawgrass Blues Band. The Grand Strand Humane Society will be at the party collecting monetary and food donations ..

Gordon Biersch is located at 3060 Howard Avenue ]n Market Common.

The Grund Strand Humane Society takes in animals brought lu.by the City of Myrtle Beach Animal Control as wen as those brought into the shelter by members of the community .. The Society iscommitted to providing excellent guest service to its visitors as well as the best care possible for the animals in tbe corounmity.

Last year, the Carolinas Section raised more than $1.48,0.0.0. by the time all the donations had been collected. This year, with Carolinas PGA Section Vice President Karl Kimball, PGA director of golf at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, N.C., and Carolinas PGA executive director Ron Schmid of Myrtle Beach, S.c. having nm in the Marine Corps Marathon, the Section can add another $16,00.0. which was raised between the two for their participation as part of the Folds of Honor team. Collecti vely the marathon team of 26 runners raised more than $80,0.00.

Other notable donations came from the Burroughs & Chapin family of courses in Myrtle Beach, where tell courses collectively raised $27,0.00. As well, More than $16,00.0 was raised by PGA Director of Golf Tom Ducey and the members of Old North State Club in New London, N.C. It was a solid addition to their donation last year of over $38.00.0., which is still the largest single donation ever given by a facility.

To date, the Folds of Honor Foundation bas raised nearly $5 million for their number one benefi ciary, the fami I ies a f our soldiers inj ured or killed in the line of mili-

tary duty. Over 95% of donations I go directly to those families in the I form of educational scholarships.

In late 20.07, Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member from Broken Arrow, Okla., developed the Folds of Honor Foundation to serve as a legacy foundation designed to provide scholarships for dependents and spouses of service members that bave been killed or disabled as a result of the if 111 i I itary service. While other fundraising is carried out by the Folds of Honor Foundation year-round, Patriot Golf Day remains irs primary _ fundraiser,

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Hurray For Hollywood!

An All American City! By Glenn Arnette, III

It is not the town of movies, but movies have been made there. It is not known for heavy automobile traffic, but walking traffic on the world famous Broadwalk.

It is not known for shadows on the beach from high rise hotels, but quaint adorable small hotels, shops and restaurants that line the ocean. It is not known to be a wild and crazy place, but a family beach where one can sun and play all day. Forget high prices, enjoy reasonable rates.

Come relax and be a real person again, not one of the millions you step over while enjoying your vacation. Come to Hollywood, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, just North of Miami and on the South side, right next door to Port

- Everglades, where you will soon fmd the largest sailing ship on the High Seas, the Oasis. Tt will carry up to 5,.600 people per sailing. So, that makes Hollywood the perfect place to stay before and after a cruise!

Hollywood has arrived and the red carpel is out for all to enjoy. It is all about beaches, waterpJay and

marinas, parks and nature, art and culture, golf and sports, gaming and entertainments, history, shopping and dining out. Is there any other place?

It a11 starts with the magnificent work by the Hollywood Office of Tourism and Judy Erickson.

Joy Satterlee, the executive director of the Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, presented the future and expectations of this leading art center. Also attending tile presentation was Kerry Phillips and Ken Kahn of Broward County. It is rare to find a group of people with so much love and desire all channel ing their efforts to see that a museum maintain the qual ity so

needed to be successful in an area. These people have Hollywood and Broward County at heart! Congratulations on your work to bring talented artists and shows to your membership. This is a must when in Hollywood]

Next we took time out for a delicious lunch at the Hollywood Beach Marriott and guess who we ran into as head Chef of Latitudes, a wonderful dining facility located right on the Broadwalk 011 the ocean? It was ROll Duprat who recently was seen on the television show "Top Chef." Believe me when I tell you that this delightful Haitian gentleman serves some of the best food anywhere. As a mat-

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ter of fact he was recently invited to chef for Bill Clinton. His background and information can be found if you just Google h is name. When I ten you his crab cakes are to die for, I sincerely mean it, but the oysters 011 the half shell. were unbe I ievabl e! Til at was just two of the many items we were offered while there. The setting, the hotel, the food, the beach all make a perfect moment in time. Thanks, ROil, for the great time!

Are you ready to meet tile man who is the Welcome Center Coordinator? His name is Wade Bragg and is probably one the nicest people in Hollywood. He also is the winner of the Hollywood Sensational Award.

If they had stars on the walk of fame, he would be there. With Wade and Judy we took a tour of the two-and-a-half-mile breathtaking ride alone the Broadwalk passing all of the famous spots along the way. From great outdoor restaurants, bars, ice cream establishments to wonderful Mom and Pop quaint motels, parks, band shell, and more, this Broadwalk is accented with tropical palms and the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. Those palms and the white sand make this the Paradise I love telling you about. You must find a little motel, sit out front, have acocktail and chat with people as they stroll by or get up early in the morning a

watch the su-nrise.

OMG! There is no rush in Hollywood, it is one of those moments in time that are so hard to find.

My last stop was the ArtsPark at Young Circle and the demonstration in Glassblowing with Butch Schmidt and Drew Cobb.

We also met and enjoyed demonstrations with Ana Ester Souea working metal and jewelry and George Gadson working in sculpture, My personal thanks to Karl Chuck, the Arts Park Program and Events Manager for his exceptional presentation. Call 954-921- 3500 for information .

You must take time and bring the family to see the park with some of the largest Baobab Trees in thiscountry, It is a real walk in the arts and all experience you will long remember.

, have discovered my new Paradise on earth and It IS very close to my home, as I am only about four hours away. Hollywood is next to Miami, but you would never believe it. Who needs Miami anyway when you can have it all in Hollywood? Hurry and make tbose plans to walk the Broadwalk a rediscover your soul. We need this! Hooray for Hollywood, F!ori.da!

Visit Glenn Arnette and read more about his travel adventures at wwwwarldtravelbyglenn.com.

The Fountain in Arts Park.

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Dear Earth'Talk: I don't understand why many people oppose wind power just because they have to look at tbe turbines. If you ask me, wind turbines are much nicerlooking than coal-fired, wasteto-energy or nuclear power plants.

- Michael Hart, via e-mail

Whether it's a wind farm, a coal-fired power plant a nuclear reactor or even just a big box store, there are always going to be locals opposed to it, declaring "not ill my back yard!" (NIMBY).

As to the attractiveness of wind farms, people do seem to come down on one side or the other rather vehemently. Those .in favor of wind development have been known to extol the visual virtues of a horizon full of windmills not only for the turbines' graceful sculptural lines but also for the fact that their very presence advertises the coming of a modern, almost futuristic age of clean, renewable energy;

Writing in the online magazine Contemporary Aesthetics, Yuriko Saito waxes eloquent about the visual appeal of wind farms when created thoughtfully. "[1]1 is possible to create an aesthetically pleasing effect by

choosing the color, shape and height of the turbines appropriate ... to the particular landscape, making them uniform in their appearance and movement, and .. .arranging them in proportion to the landscape," he says. "One writer admires the windmills in Sweden as 'graceful objects' because 'the slender airfoils seem both delicate and powerfu I ... w hi le the ir gen tl e motion imparts a living kinetic nature. ,,,

On the flip side, detractors begrudge wind turbines for destroying their views-a classic NIMBY stance. According to Saito, opposition to wind farms stems from their being sited on previously "open, unhindered lands" and as such "are viewed as machines intruding in a garden." He adds: "[T]hey are almost invariably decried as 'marring', 'spoiling', 'ruining', and 'intruding on' the otherwise relati vely natural landscape, such as desert, open field, mountainside, and ... ocean, and for creating an 'eyesore'."

Respondents to a survey by the British magazine Country Life listed wind turbines as the most egregious type of architectural blemish across England. They disliked wind farms even more than other "eyesores't-such as highway service areas, con-

Are wind farms beautiful or ugly? It depends on who you ask:

Those in favor of wind energy extol the visual virtues of the turbines graceful sculptural lines and view them as symbolic of an exciting, modern age of clean, renewable energy. Detractors begrudge them for destroying their pastoral views like 'machines intruding in II: garden.'lmage by Joltn Foxx, Getty Images.

ventional power stations and ugly office buildings-because of the size of the turbines, some of which are 300 feet tall, and their intrusion on the landscape.

Opponents of a proposed wind farm in the waters of Massachusetts' Nantucket Sound cite similar gripes. The builder, Cape Wind Associates, has campaigned for seven years for approval of the development, to be located 16 miles off the shore of Nantucket Island. Homeowners, politicians and some evidently conflicted environmentalists have mounted stiff opposition to the facility, which would appear from shore as distant white smears on the horizoo. The decision rests with the U.S. Interior Department which, despite stated desires to expand offshore wind energy, is taking its time on the highly contentious matter.

But with wind now the hottest renewable energy source going, those opposed to seeing windmills better get used to it. ln 2008 wind power provided 1.5 percent of global electricity-having doubled its output every year now for five years in a row-arid should account for as much as eight percent by 2018.

Dear Earth'Ialk: I'm a travel agent and our firm has severa] clients wanting to go with green vendors, including for travel (airline or rental car) and lodging. Our company is supportive so would like to know which airlines, hotels and car rental agencies are going affordably green?

- Carol Biggar; via e-mail

Just like every other industry, going green has become a mantra among airlines, car rental companies and even hotel chains. The fuel crunch of a few years ago forced all the airlines into belt-tightening mode and

the results-lower 'fuel consumption and fewer emissions-are good news for the environment.

Boeing, one of the world's leading aircraft makers, is doing its part: Its new 787 is some 20 percent more fuel efficient than other big passenger planes. Beyond saving fuel-which also reduces emissions-airlines are institut-

ing in- fl ight recycl ing i ni tiafives, incorporating carbon-nelltral biofuels, and going paperless to reduce waste. Continental, British Airways, Singapore Air, American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest and Virgin are among the leaders in the industry-wide effort to go green, but most airlines have made huge strides in recent years to lower their carbon footprints overall.

With regard to lodging, going green isn't just for youth hostels and campgrounds anymore. In a recent survey, upwards of twothirds of U.S. hotels said they bad energy-efficient lights and had implemented towel- and linen-reuse programs-up from just over half five years ago. According to Budget Travel magazine, Accor/Motele, Intercontinental, Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, Best Western and Wyndham/Super8 have all made huge strides in energy and water conservation, recycling and green design over the last few years. Beyond the chains, many independent hotels have taken up the green baton; you'lI likely find one or more at your destination via the website of the Green Hotels Association.

As for rental car companies, just about all of them offer large selections of fuel efficient cars these days, if for no other reason than to meet the demands of

both business and vacationing customers not interested in spending lots of money on gas. Hertz, Avis, Budget and Enterprise each have large fleets of hybrid and/or flex-fuel (ethanol) cars for rent at hundreds of airport and in-town locations around the U.S. Advantage Rent-a-Car has pledged to tum 100 percent of its rental fleet "green" by 2010. For now, renting a hybrid still typically costs $5-15 more per day than an equivalent conventional car, but as rental car companies bring more of the vehicles online, prices should start to reach parity. And if you're driving a long way in the car, you may just make up the difference in fuel savings. Travelers to the Bay Area should keep in mind that San Francisco International Airport offers a $15 credit for renting a hybrid from any of the rental car companies operating there.

Traveling by any means other than foot, bicycle or paddle always takes some toll on the environment, but those who watch their carbon footprintsand stay abreast of which vendors offer the greenest courses of action-can keep their impacts to a minimum. Stay tuned to websites like Go Green Travel Green for the latest info on what airlines, hotels, car rental companies and other travel-related businesses are doing to green up their industry,

Senti you« environmental questions to: EanhTalk®, Po. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; earthtalk .... @emagazine.com. Read past columns at: emagazine. com/earthtalk/arclnves.php. £al'thTalk® is now a book! Details Gndol'der information at: emagazine.com/earthtalkbook.

Just like every other industry, going green has become a mantra among airlines, car rental companies and even hotel chains.

Pictured: Boeing's Dew 787, which is some 20 percent more fuel efficient than other big passenger planes. Image by Andrew W.

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The Super Hello Kitty Jewel doll is on the market for $150,000. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the character, Sanrio (the maker of Hello Kitty), Swarovski (known for high-end crystals) and Japanese jewelry maker I.K. have created a 4-inch-tall Hello Kitty of platinum, and studded the doll with 1,939 pieces of white topaz, 403 pink sapphires, eyes of black spinel and a nose of citrine. The whole thing is topped off with a one-carat diamond on its hair ribbon.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

"We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach." - Bertrand Russell

to stay at the Jules Undersea Lodge. True to its name, the hotel is located 21 feet under water, and guests have to scuba dive to the entrance. And if you don't already know how to scuba dive, don't worry - the management offers a two-hour introduction so you can make it to your room.

• It was Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, who made the following sage observation: "It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

• Someone with way too much time on his hands discovered that a quarter has 119 grooves along its edge.

By Samantha Weaver

• Of particular interest in these troubled economic times, it was British humor columnist Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn who made the following sage observation:

"The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any."

• In all likelihood, you've never heard of an ailment known as aquagenic urticaria. It's extremely rare, affecting only lout of every 23 million people on the planet. Those who suffer from this disease are hypersensitive to the ions found in non-distilled water. They can drink distilled water, but if they come into contact with any other kind of water, they break out in a painful allergic rash.

• From the Yes, There Is a Word for It files comes today's entry: acnestis. This word denotes that part of the body that you cannot reach to scratch (and it's an excellent reason to get married). This handy noun comes from the word "aknestis," which, perhaps unsurprisingly, means "spine" in Greek.

• The onion is actually a member of the lily family.

• The next time you have a Ii ttle bit of food stuck in your teeth, consider this: More Americans choke on toothpicks than on any other object.

• The fish known as the electric ray can produce a current strong enough to kill an adult human.

• In La Paz, Bolivia, you can find one of the most unusual prisons in the world. At San Pedro Prison, inmates have to purchase their cells. Those who are well off financially can buy private cells with bathrooms, television and kitchens. Those who are less lucky must share tiny rooms.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

"Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks."

- Jean Kerr

• If you are the parent of a young daughter, you are probably all too familiar with the Japanese export Hello Kitty. A new item has recently been added to the Hello Kitty line, but it is decidedly not for kids:

• The country of Finland has more islands than any other nation on Earth.

• Next time you're heading to sunny Florida for a vacation, try to make it to Key Largo

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You should be seeing some positive results : following your move toward repairing that : unraveling relationship. There might be : some setbacks, but staying with it ulti- :

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among other occasions. The movie premieres :

Nov. 14, exactly one week after the actress mar- : riesin real life. Bu they almost didn't have a lav- : ish wedding, as Marla told me: "We almost : eloped about six months ago, but we decided not : ARI ES (M h 21 t A ·1 19)

to. I thought, I'm my mom's only daughter and •. ... . . arc . . . 0 ... prJ

she really wants to be there, so we ended up not : While it seems that chaos is taking over, doing it. But it has gone through : you get everything back to normal, even my mind many, many times" : if it means being more than a little

• assertive with some people. Expect to : hear more job-related news soon.

: TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

: Expect to be able to move ahead with : your workplace plans now that you have : a good idea of what you might have to : face. You also can anticipate a welcome she'd give that up for a talk show. : change on the home front.

Who's correct? : GEMINI. (May 21 to June 20)

- Jessie K., Timonium, Md. : A quieter period settles in, giving you a : chance to catch your breath, as well as • allowing for more time to handle some

• important family matters. The arts domi-

• nate this weekend. Enjoy them.

• CANCER (June 11 to July 11)

: The frustrations of last week have pretty : much played themselves out. You should : find things going more smoothly, espe: cially with those all-important personal : matters.

: LEO (July 23 to August 22)

: Once again, you find a creative way to : resolve a pesky problem in short order. : However, a matter involving a possible • breach of confidence might need a bit

• more time to check out.

: VIRGO

• (August 23 to September 22)

: Reuniting with an old friend could lead to : the sharing of some great new experi: ences, But be careful you don't find your: self once again being super-critical or : overly judgmental.

Q: I am a huge fan of the "Monty Python" actors. I was wondering what they have been up to lately? - Paulie H., via e-mail

A: The "Monty Python" gang recently reunited (except for the deceased Graham Chapman, who was represented in cardboard-cutout form) in New York City to celebrate their 40th anniversary and the release of their new documentary airing on [FC called "Monty Python: ALmost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut}." The gang reminisced about the old days and even credited the U.S. with saving the "Flying Circus." Terry Jones explained: "There were no VCRs, no DVDs in those days. The BBC nearly wiped all of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'. We got a call one day from our video editor saying they were

about to erase all the shows - the BBC had put them onto Phillips cassettes, the only thing we had at the time. In fact, the BBC would have wiped all the 'Python' TV shows if they hadn't suddenly sold them to the United States - so, thank you, the United States!"

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Q: My sister said she heard that Jennifer Amston has plans to return to television as a talkshow host. I think that's preposterous - she's doing great as a film actress and I don't think

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The good news is that the sure-footed :

Goat can rely on his or her skill to get : around obstacles in the workplace. The : not-so-good news is that new impedi- :

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A change of pace is welcome but also con- : fusing. Before you make decisions one : way or another, be sure you know precise- :

Iy what it is you're being asked to do. :

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Marla Sokoloff

A: It would appear that you are

correct. According to Jennifer's representative, the actress bas no plans to host a weekly talk show for Oprah Winfrey's new cable channel, OWN (which stands for the Oprah Winfrey Network). The rep says these claims are "absolutely false."

Q: I think Brit comedian Ricky Gervais is absolutely hilarious. What does he have in the works? - Bobby H, via e-mail

Q: Is actress Marla Sokoloff married? Does she have any kids? I really loved watching her on "The Practice." - Dottie M., Portland, Maille

A: Aside from having a few movies in production ("FlanimaIs" and "Cemetery Junction"), the thing I am most excited about was just announced. Ricky will be hosting the 67th annual Golden Globes awards on Jan. 17, 20 I O. We wi II finally have an awards ceremony that is guaranteed not to bore!

(February 19 to March 2.0) •

Don't fret if you don't get the gratitude you •

think you're owed for doing a nice thing : for someone. There might be a good rea- : son for that. In any event, what's important : is that you did it.

A: Marla just married longtime boyfriend, musician Alec Pure. She got plenty of practice in planning the wedding: She just filmed the Hallmark Channel original movie, "Flower Girl," about a florist who provides all of the flowers and floral arrangements for weddings,

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"How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood"

by William J .. MaIlD

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28) Reviewed by Larry Cox

There's a remarkable story in William J. Mann's new biography of Elizabeth Taylor. While shooting a scene for "Butterfield 8," director Daniel Mann handed his star a couple of eggs and told her to pretend to make breakfast while standing at the stove. Taylor's eyes grew wide. Holding an egg out

in each hand, she asked, "But what do 1 do with them?" She had never made breakfast in her life, nor had she been 10 a baseball game or school dance that wasn't pre-arranged by the publicity department of MGM.

Mann, who has written several successful Hollywood biographies, draws on personal interviews and access to the private papers of such heavy hitters as Mike Todd, George Stevens, Ernest Lehman, Hedda Hopper, Vincente Minnelli and George Cukor to finally reconcile the real Elizabeth Taylor with the mythical creature behind the hype. He documents the early rift in the Taylor farni Iy that p itted her mother 011 one side, her father au the other, and young Elizabeth in the middle. The lengths to which her mother went to secure roles for Elizabeth are legendary. For example, am: can almost see Mrs. Taylor with her l I-year-old daughter in tow chasing Clarence Brown across the MGM lot in her determination to land Elizabeth the role in "National Velvet." Mann's book underscores the fact that Elizabeth Taylor is -- above all else _.- a survivor. Through rocky marriages that included an abusive Nicky Hilton, singer Eddie Fisher and actor Richard Burton, her brushes. with death and scandals, she simply lived life on her own terms. If she broke rules, challenged authority and slipped in and out of marriages and affairs along the way, so be it. Perhaps that is why she is so relevant and rernai ns, even after more than half a century,

one of this country's most fascinating ce I ebrit i es.

"The Goliath Bone"

by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collias (Mariner Books, $13.95) By Chris Richcreek

The problem with being a dead authoris that your fan base often doesn't get the message when you release a new book, mainly because your fans thought you were dead.

But death rarely seems to stop artists of all fields these days. And if anyone would know about death _.- and, more specifically, about killing people -- it would be Mickey Spill aile, the creator of hard-boiled private investigator Mike Hammer.

Many Spillane aficionados might have already stumbled upon "TIle Goliath Bone," recently released in paperback .. It is the first Mike Hammer novel since 1996's "Black Alley," and it's based on an extensive outline by Spillane before his death in 2006. Fellow writer (and Spillane friend) Max Allan Collins finished the story.

"The Goliath Bone," whose title doesn't exactly shine along the lines of"l, the JUlY" or "Kiss Me, Deadly," appears to be an ending point for an aging Hammer, who is about to marry his longtime secretary, Velda. In a story conceived by Spillane after the events of Sept. 11,

Hammer faces terrorists and international intrigue in a case involving what the title describes. The ending seems a bi.t farfetched, but also contains elements that are vintage Hammer:

Collins has indicated that there are some more uncompleted Spillane writings, which means "The Goliath Bone" might not be the final book involving Hammer. That's good to know, because even Hammer describes himself in this latest outing as "a notorious old-time private eye half'the public thinks is already dead." Indeed, they did think that. But apparently neither aging nor death can slow down Mike Hammer. Note: Spillane livedin Murrells 1111et, S. C. until his death in. 2006:

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Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

2. The Lacuna

Barbara Kingsolver, Harper 3. Ford COUNty

John Grisham, Doubleday 4. The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown, Doubleday

5. South a/Broad

Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, 6. Hall Broke Horses Jeannette Walls, Scribner

7. Last Night in Twisted River John Irving, Random Honse 8. True Blue

David Baldaeci, Grand Central 9. Pursuit 0/ Honor

Vince Flynn, Atria

10. Nine Dragons

Michael Connelly, Little Brown

BARDCOVl!:R NONFICnON l. Havea Little Faith

Mitch Alborn, Hyperion

2. Hard Work

Roy Williams, Algonquin 3. SupeiFreakonomics

Sreven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow 4. What the Dog Saw

Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown 5. Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

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6. A Simple Christmas Mike Huckabee, Sentinel 7. Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown 8. True Compass

Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve 9. Too Big to Fail

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking 10. Highest Duty

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow, Morrow

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTlON I . The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, DiaL 2. Olive Kittertdge

Elizabeth Strout, Random House

3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson, Vintage

4. The Art 0/ Racing ill the Rain Garth Steil], Harper

5. Precious (Push Mallie Tie-In Edition) Sapphire, Vintage

6. The Elegance 0/ [he Hedgehog Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions 7. Say You're aile of Them

Uwem AkV3n, Back Bay

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Ron Rash, Ecco 9. The Shack

William P. Young, Windblow 10. Sarah's Key

Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFrCTION 1. Same Kind of Different as Me

Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson 2. Our Choice

Al Gore, Rodale

3. Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin

4. The Sibley Guide to Trees David Allen Sibley, Knopf

5. Glenn Beck's Common Sense Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions 6. The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls, Scribner

7. A nimal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial 8. The Blind Side

Michael Lewis, Norton

9. The Wore!), Shipmates

Sarah Vowell, Riverhead

10. In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan, Penguin

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2. Scarpeua

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John Grisham, Dell

4. Down River

John Halt, Minotaur 5. 1984

George Orwell, Signet

6. The King of Lies John Hart, St. Martin's 7. Cross Country

James Patterson, Vision 8. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, Warner

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George Orwell, Signet 10.. Dead Until Dark Charlaine Harris, Ace

CHTLDRl!:N'S r TERI!:ST l. Where the Wild Things AI'e Maurice Sendak, Harper

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Loren Long, Philomel 9. Pat the Bunny

Dorothy Kunhardr, Golden

10.. The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book Glenn Beck, et al., Aladdin

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Former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton, Sports Radio's Dan McNeil Take Part In Local Challenge

By Cheryl Harden

Myrtle Beach GolfHaliday and Chicago sports radio station, 670 The Score, will hast the inaugural "Chicago Cup Team Challenge" in Myrtle Beach, November 5-8.

Don Arndt of Franklin Park, Illinois, and Jim O'Keefe of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, were named the winners of a four-day, three-night golf trip to Myrtle Beach for themselves and four friends where they will join Dan Hampton, former Chicago Bear and 200 I Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and 25-year Chicago sports radio personality Dan McNeil in a special Windy City golf challenge held in Myrtle Beach. On November 5th, O'Keefe and his two friends will team up with Hampton all the Northside team to battle Arndt and friends, who will be joined by McNeil on the Southside team.

To promote Spirit's new direct flights between Chicago and Myrtle Beach that launched in March of2009, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and 670 Tile Score conducted an online contest to award a Myrtle Beach golf vacation to two listeners. Arndt, O'Keefe and their friends will receive airfare courtesy of Spirit Airlines, golf at The Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf and The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf, accommodations at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, a welcome reception and meals.

"1 am excited and looking forward to the opportunity to go to Myrtle Beach with my son and his friend, to play gol f together alongside Dan Hampton and Dan McNeil, said Arndt. "I have played golf in M.yrtle Beach for the past 3 years with my wife and friends, but this will be a new experience far me. We are big Chicago Bears fans and wish to Thank 670, The Score and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday for this opportunity of a lifetime."

"We have enjoyed teaming up with 670 The Score to present 'Chicago Cup Golf Challenge' and welcome Arndt and O'Keefe and their friends to Myrtle Beach," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "Spirit Airline's Chicago to Myrtle Beach direct flight has become a popular choice for golfers wanting to experience Grand Strand golf and we look forward. to more Wi.ndy City golfers visiting in 2010."

NMB Humane Society Announces Golf Tournament Date

By Sarah George

fees, range balls, 011 course refreshments and lunch. A donation of 100 pounds of pet food per player containing at least 21 % protein is also required,

The tournament will be limited to the first 36 paid teams and entries must be submitted by December 5. Registration the day of the tournament begins at 9 a.rn, with a "Dog Whistle" start at 10 a.111. Contestants will play four-person Captains Choice and prizes will

be awarded to the top three teams.

"We collected over seven tons of pet food al last year's Pro-Am and we are hoping this year's event is even bigger!" said Michelle LoPinto, Director of Operations at the Humane Society of Nortb Myrtle Beach ..

The Annual Pet Food Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach wi.1l be held Saturday, Dec. 12.

The tournament will take place at Farmstead Golf Links and is open to anyone who loves golf and animals, The entry fee is $20 per player which includes green fees, cart

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The Un-Comfort Zone

By Robert Wilson

The Examined Life

"FIola!"

"Hola. i.Que taf?" "Bien. i. y tu? U "Bien."

Paul and .I were sixteen years old and had

I taken high school Spanish for a year. We called each other every night on the phone and spoke to each other in our new language. More than anything we wanted to test our skill with a real Spanish speaking person, but we did not know ally. Then we got the idea to have dinner at a Mexican restaurant For two boys who had never dined out without their parents, this was a big adventure. We were so motivated that when we made reservations, we asked to be seated with a waiter who could not speak English,

What motivated us? Knowledge. We made the same discovery that led Sir Francis

- Bacon to make his famous quote in 1597, "Knowledge is power." We were empowered by what we bad teamed, and it gave us the confidence to take a risk we would never have taken before.

By the end of dinner we found out we didn't know nearly as much as we thought we did, but the important thing was that our knowledge, albeit meager, moved us to action.

His the same reason that we find seminars and lectures so motivating - because we acquire new insights in a relatively brief periad of time that we can act on right. away. If the information is good, we can't wait to put it to work making our lives better and our jobs easier.

Knowledge also motivates us because it enables us to be more inventive. Many new innovations are the result of two or more existing ideas synthesized into a new one. Creative thinkers regularly expose themselves to new learning experiences, and to different viewpoints. With each new experience, they create new synapses - electrical connections between the nerve cells - in their brains. This gives them more data to draw from when they are looking for solutions,

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Innovators are known for their ability to think outside of the box, but more than anything it is their broad-based knowledge that gives them the courage to challenge accepted beliefs. The most successful 'innovators are those who make the acquisition of knowledge part of their lifestyle.

Greek philosopher Socrates fully understood that learning is a lifelong process, When he was found guilty of'teaching his students to question authority, .he was given a choice of punishment: death or exile, He chose death, stating, "The unexamined life is not worth living,"

Knowledge, however, is more than just the accumulation of information, It has to be used, applied, and manipulated in some fashron. Automobile manufacturing innovator, Henry Ford, illustrated this point during a civil trial in which be sued a Chicago newspaper for libel. The paper had referred to him as an "ignorant pacifist." At the trial, the defendant's lawyer asked Ford a series of questions designed to prove that he was indeed ignorant. Questions such as "When was the American Revolutionary War?" and "How many soldiers did the British employ?"

Eventually Ford became irritated by the questions and remarked, "I can summon to my aid men who can answer any question 1 desire to ask concerning the business to which I run devoting most of my efforts. Why should I clutier up my mind with general knowledge."

Seek out knowledge that empowers you, and let it give you the confidence and courage to be more and do more.

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Goi.ng back a bit to the "Amelia" premiere in tile Big Apple, Richard Gere admitted to a fear of flying and a fear of heights, while Hilary Swank looked more

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Helen Mirren's talents came to the fore again with a big award from the Rome Film Festival for her portrayal of Leo Tolstoy's wife in "The Las! Station." Mirren's talents have 00 bounds. She's played just about every type of role a female can play. Her personal life also is good. She has apartments in several cities, and enjoys Life in each.

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"Clark Gable was the most handsome and magnetic star of all time. Whom would you choose to play him ill a Biopic?" The answer was George Clooney. T heartily agree. And then if they want a young, young Gable, 1 would go for Chris Pine,

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CBS airs "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" featuring The Black Eyed Peas on Tuesday night, Dec. I. The name of the band is quite appropriate for that time of year. Where I come from, New Orleans, we always ate blackeyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck, Still do.

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2. Owl City No. 1 "Rreflies' (Universal Aepublic)

3. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys No, 13 "Empire Stale of Mind' (Aoc Nation)

4. Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne No" 3 "Down" (Beluga Heights)

5. Miley Cyrus NO.4 "Party in the U,S.A," (Hollywood)

6. Lady GaGa NO.6 "Paparazzi" (StreamlinelKon LiveJCherrytree)

7. Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West NO.5 "Run This Town" (Roc Nation)

8. Britney Spears No.8 "3" (Jive)

9. Lady Gaga new entry "Bad Romance" (StreamlinelKon Live/Cherrytree)

10. Taylor Swift new entry "JUrJl) Then Fall" (Big Machine)

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2. Creed new entry "Full Circle" (Wind-up)

3. Taylor Swift NO.7 "Fearless" (Big Machine)

4. Rod Stewart new entry "Soulbook" (AMG)

3. Monsters VS. Aliens (PG) (DreamWorks)

4. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (G) (Blu-ray)

5. Transformers (PG-13) (Paramount)

6. Land of the Lost (PG-13) (Universal)

7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13) (20th

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10. The Wizard of Oz:, 70th Anniversary (G) (Warner)

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4. Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (A) Laura Oem, Swoozie Kurtz

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6. The Fourth Kind (PG-t3) Milia Jovovich

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Marching Band Finale Concert Set For Nov. 20

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Coastal Carolina University'S marching band, Spirit of the Chanticleer, presents its seventh annual season finale concert at 7:30 p.m, Friday, Nov. 20 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The marching band's 120 students will perform music from the fall 2009 football season half-time shows as well as other school songs and football cheers. The event will also include perform. ances by the Coastal Glamour Twirlers and the University's color guard.

The group is directed by Jim Tully, director of the bands, assisted by Kurry Seymour, director of percussion studies and the University's assistant band director.

General admission is $9; alumni and senior citizens (65+) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members $7; teens (11·17) are $3; and children (10 & under) are free. Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTq students are allowed one ticket per valid LD at $3; University and HGTC faculty and staff are allowed two tickets per valid ID at $3 each.

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7. Chris Young No, 4 "Geltin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" (ACA)

8. Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews No. 9 "I'm Alive" (BNA)

9. Taylor Swift No, 10 "Fifteen" (B.ig Machine)

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Singer/songwriter Stoney Dennis is silting in this issue with an illsightfid interview with EG Kight. Dariel Bendin will return next issue with another Beach NeVi'Z column. For a page of highlighfsjivm the eBMA awards, seepage 29.

EG Kight on Koko Taylor

Interview by Stoney Dennis

EG Kight, known as the "Georgia Songbird," writes music that encompasses

blues, jazz, country, southern rock, gospel, and funk, Early in her blues career, she was the only independent artist to have songs included on

two Get the Blues! albums, both of which remained on the Billboard charts for over a year (Lei the Healing Begin - Get the Blues! released September 18, 2001! Nann Records; Sad Sad Sunday - Get the Blues! Vol. 2 released July 8, 2003/ Narm Records). Other artists on these albums included Delbert McClinton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Keb' Mo', Robert Cray, Muddy Waters, and Koko Taylor.

Kight has been nominated for six Blues Music Awards, two of which were for Song of the Year. Her songs "Fuel to Bum" and "Bad Rooster" were included on Koko Taylor's Grammy nominated albums Royal Blue (Alligator Records, 2000) and Old School (Alligator Records, 2007), respectively. Kight's newest release "I t's Hot in Here" was ranked # I on the Blues Roots Chart as well as on SiriuslXM Satellite Radio's Bluesville Channel, Kight considers herself a singer first and foremost, though she began playing guitar as a child, and her song lyrics are based on personal experience as well. She is always on the move, touring and teaching songwriting workshops both in the United Stales and overseas.

Kight recently finished a three-week tour of Germany and Norway with her European band Blue Alley. She performed at venues in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Detmold, Lippstadt, and Kristiansand, Norway. At one concert, she played with the popular Norwegian band "Rita's Lolitas." Fans fell in love with Kight almost immediately as she wooed them with her southern hospitality.

In addition to performing with her full band, she plays acoustic solo shows, such as her recent act at the Rock Cafe in Paderborn, Germany. The tour C3Il1e to a close with Kight headlining a concert called "Blues Meets Gospel" where she performed her original song 'Through the Eyes of a Child" with a full gospel choir for the first time. This song has been nominated as one of the top ten selections in the Peace Song Challenge conducted by Bring Peace Not Pain, a multi-faceted grassroots organization that strives to promote peace throughout the world. 'Through the Eyes of a Child" is one of the most real life songs I have ever heard. The musical arrangement is powerful and Kight speaks words that surpass the barriers of class, race, or cultural background. Everyone in the world can relate to this song. She taps into peoples' emotions with masterful, smooth vocals and heart-warming lyrics.

I was invited by my friend, producer Paul

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Hornsby, to sit in on Kight's latest recording session at Muscadine Studios in Macon, Ga. She and Hornsby are co-producing "Koko's Song," which will be included on Kight's upcoming

L-R, EG Kight with her friend and mentor, the great Koko Taylor.

album. I had the privilege of listening to her record the lead vocal track for the song. Her vocals were full of energy and passion. She was so meticulous with every syllable and every note. When I listened to her sing I felt like time was standing still for Just an instant and I had witnessed the birth of a song that many will cherish.

As a singer/songwriter myself it was amazing for me to talk music with her. I told her I covered "Stormy Monday," (originally recorded by TBone Walker) and she was thrilled that I was so interested in the blues. Whenl shared my songs with her she responded by saying, "I enjoyed listening to your music. Great blues."

Kight spoke masterful words to me and it was a great privilege. I was intrigued by her desire to write songs dedicated to the memory of Koko Taylor, and asked if r could schedule an interview. She graciously agreed to answer my questions.

Dennis: What does EGstand for?

Kight: Eugenia Gail. I was named after my father Eugene who was named after Eugene Talmadge, governor of Georgia in the 1930's and 40's.

Dennis: What do you remember most about when you first started out in music?

Kight: Music was always a part of my life.

My mother sang in a gospel band with my uncle. I grew up singing in the church. Music came naturally to-me. I couldn't ever imagine doing anything else. When I was 16 I got my heart broken and wrote my rust song about love.

Dennis: Can you tell me a little about your family life?

Kight: I'm from Dublin, Ga. and I still live here. I live on the same land that belonged to my great grandfather. I never h ad an y chi I dren because I never got married. I came close to being married a few times, but if 1 had done that I would have had to quit my music. I guess you could say that no one supported my music the way I wanted. I've never really talked about this much. I had always been an only child, but when I was 23 my parents adopted a baby - Scotty, who is now 31 years old. I remember bringing

him home from the hospital and I helped raise him. For lhis reason, 1 had a hard time distinguishing him as my brother or as my child.

Dennis: You started ont in country music.

Can you give me some information on that part of your career?

Kight: I started opening for country shows. I opened for George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Brenda Lee, and also performed with Ray Price and Jerry Lee Lewis. I appeared several times on Nashville Now, a variety television series that focused on musical performances and interviews with guests. I was doing Top 40 country songs back then and some blues and popular stuff too.

When r was in my early 205 I performed for the Macon Elks Club. Actor Patrick O'Neal saw me sing there and told me that he was directing a made-far-TV movie called "Mr. Griffith and Me" starring Burgess Meredith and Gloria Graham. I got a job as Meredith's vocal instructor for that movie.

Back in the early days I played over 300 dates a year. I performed in resort areas Like Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. I had a really big fan base in Tulsa, Okla. especially. 1 played both country and blues in my act at that time. See, what I would do - I would play country music, then when I switched to blues I would put on

my sunglasses so the crowd would know it. Well, it got to the point where people liked the blues more and they would say, "Put your glasses on" during my show and things like that. So I was on the fence about what to do and I eventually favored the blues.

Dennis: What made you want to switch to blues?

Kigftt: I was playing a gig one night in Warner Robins, Ga. and a waitress asked me if! had ever considered singing blues. She told me that I should listen to an album by Koko Taylor I picked up a cassette tape by Koko called Queen of the Blues. From the first moment I heard her music, it sparked a new emotion in me. It felt real, I remember listening to it in my car and thinking "I have to put this in my act." I bought all her CDs and covered her songs. I enjoyed playing the blues more, it was well received by my fans, and I was making more money.

Dennis: What was it about Koko Taylor that made her so special?

It was just the way she made me feel when she sang her songs. She conveyed the message to her audience in such a way that they could tell that her music was straight from the heart. Listeners could connect with her on a deeper level. She was my mentor but more importantly my friend.

Dennis: When did you meet Koko?

Kight: On March 13, 1995 at 10 p.m. I met her in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was playing at a place called The Sandbar. I begged the owner to let me meet her. When I met Koko I didn't give her much room to say anything. See, I only had a limited time to talk with her. I was trying to say everything I wanted to tell her as fast as I could. I thought, "She is going to think I'm a nut." But it ended up turning out okay. Koko just smiled a lot as I talked. I think she was in awe that I knew so much about her.I knew every time she had been sick or gotten in a car accident for example, more personal things that most people wouldn't know. I think that made an impression on her. Anyway she ended up calling me on the phone and that's when we started to develop a relationship.

Dennis: Koko's Grammy nominated

albums featured two of your original songs. Can you elaborate on the creative process involved in working with her?

.Kight I feel privileged to have been able to work with such a remarkable musician. It was a surreal experience. I would send the song to Koko. She would call me back and sing it over the phone to me. Koko would sing it how she wanted it to go, and would ask me "Are you sure you like it this way?" 1 remember thinking "I would like it any way you did it." But I told her to do whatever she wanted with my song. J told her to make it her own and she did. Koko would sing it for Bruce Iglauer, president of Alligator Records, the largest and oldest blues label to date. She would sing my song to Bruce and then he and 1 would spend a lot oftime editing the track and things like that. It was such an honor to work with both Koko and Bruce.

Dell II is: What gave you the idea to write a song about Koko?

Kight: I wanted to write a song that explained not only who she was as a performer, but also who she was as a person. After I wrote the song "The Queen" about her in 2000, she would always say, "Sing that song about me." Sadly, she passed away June 3,2009. Her passing was heavy on my heart during the time I wrote "Koko's Song" She was sweet and goodnatured, a kind and generous woman. One could realize her love of life and people when listening to her songs.

Dennis: Have any of your songs been featured in a way that was especially rewarding for you?

.Kight My performance of the song "Through the Eyes of A Child" was broadcast during the 2007 and 2008 Children's Miracle Network Telethons. TI1at was a rewarding experience because that song is very meaningful to me. I had the opportunity to perform this song with a full gospel choir in Schlangen, Germany. I was honored to work with a choir for the first time because my songs had never been presented in that way. When I heard the rehearsal it brought tears to my eyes.

Dermis: I know you were the headliner for the National Women in Blues" festival in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2007. How did yon get involved?

Kight: Michele Seidman, director of the National Women in Blues festival, heard me playing at The Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenn., and in vi ted me to sing a tthe festival. I feel like women have always had a harder struggle in the music business than men. I don't know exactly why that is. Someone like Michele who promoles women in the arts, that means a lot to me. The event was good because it brought so many women in the arts together to perform. I got most everybody up on stage with me - Michele, Big Red, Laura Chavez, and Robin Rogers to name a few. We had ourselves a large time. I really enjoyed it and I know everyone there enjoyed it also.

Denllis:What women do yon see as up and coming blues artists?

Kight: Shemekia Copeland, Nora Jean Bruso, Robin Rogers, Reba Russell, and Dorothy

Moore. I especially like Moore's song "Misty Blue."

For more mformation about EG Kight, visit www.egkighl.camor wwwmyspace.com/egktght. For more informatian about Stoney Dennis, visit WW!1( niyspace. com/stoneydenn is.

This was previously published 01 darielb. wordpress. com. Interview ©2009 Stoney Dennis. Contact Dariel Bendin an Facebook and follaw her on Twitter at wwwtwiuercom/darielb.

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By Brian M. Howle

ell, kids, if you're been a loyal reader and you've been paying attention as well, you already know that I strongly contend some of the finest bands known

to man have ~ time after time - originated in lila t musical hotbed for the Southeast, known to one and all as Atlanta (or more correctly in the

local vernacular, Hot'Ianta.)

And, doggone it, our peachy neighbors to the south have gone and done it again - well, since 1992 - and now we're all. the better for it. Those in the know have seen them here before and know not to miss this one, as Sevendust - with opening act New Era Project ~ comes to House Of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, December 5,2009.

Here's what all the collective folks at Wikipedia say about this very talented band:

Sevendust is an American metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. They were originally signed to TVr Records, but then released their fifth

album with Winedark Records (tbrough Universal MUSic) in the US, and Roadrunner Records overseas. Currently, they are signed to their own label 7 Bros. Records in conjunction with Asylum Records.

The band fanned in late 1992 under the name "Tomorrow's Pain" then switched to "Rumblefish" then to "Crawlspace", but later were forced to change th.eir name to Sevendust when a group from the West Coast claimed rights to Crawlspace. The band was heavily influenced by Metallica, Faith No More, King's X and Living Colour

Sevendust released their first album Seven dust on April 15, 1997, known for its heavy riffs, angry vocals and thrashlike drumming, as the songs "Black" and "Bitdl.". "Black" was the opening song for nearly every Sevendust concert until 2004. The debut album also contains the song "My Ruin" from the Mortal Kombat soundtrack album entitled: More [(ombat released by TVT Records.After they appeared at Ozzfest 1998 and Dynamo Open Air the same year, their self-titled album went gold.

On August 24, 1999, they released their second album, Home. The album peaked at 19 on the Billboard 200 and featured Skin from Skunk Anansie and Chino Moreno from Deftones as guest vocal-

ists, The two singles from the album, "Denial" and "Waffle", gave the band moderate chad success, and the latter of which was played on the Laie Night with Conan O'Brien show .. They appeared in Woodstock 1999 and have toured with many bands such as Korn, Staind, Nonpoint Reveille, Godsmack, Mudvayne, Powerman 5000, Creed, Kid Rock, Machine Head, Limp Bizkit, Disturbed, and Metallica. In 1999, they gained European exposure by opening for Skunk Anansie at various shows in Germany. They also joined Slipknot, Coal Chamber and other bands on a tour called "Tattoo 1lle Earth 10m" in June 2000.

In November 2001, the band released theirthi.rd album, Animosity. This album went gold and gained the band commercial Success thanks to the success of singles "Praise" and "Angel's Son", which peaked at 15 and 11 all. the Modem Rock Chart. The band also made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman playing an Acoustic Version of Angel's Son featuring Paul Shaffer on Keyboards. In the same year they are also seen in the Chris Rock movie Doum to Earth as a partial clip of "Waffle" is played. Sevendust went on hiatus in 2002 due to the death of Lajon's brother:

In 2003, Seven.du.st returned wi th their fourth album, Seas01!S. This was one of the band's best received albums and to-date features their highest charting single (tied with ''Driven''), "Enemy", which peaked at #10 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. "Enemy" was also used as the official theme song for 11\1lNE L[nforgivm 2003. Other singles released from the album, "Broken Down" and "Face to Face", met with more moderate successcharting at 20 and 22 respecti vely.

In 2004, for the first time in the band's careen they released a live album on a CD/DVD d.ouble disk package titled Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live. Both the CD 2I11d the DVD include a cover of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails which is dedicated to JOhlU1Y Cash.

On December 11,2004., after playing a show in Columbus,

Ohio, it was announced that Clint Lowery had left the band mid-roue because he wanted to play with his brother Corey Lowery in Ilis new band Dark New Day, who had reportedly just Signed with Warner Bros. Records. A temporary replacement was round to fill in for the rest of the dates, and was eventually replaced by Sonny Mayo (from Snot and Amen). At TOughly the same time, Sevendust and TVT Records parted ways. Seasons has since been certified multi-platinum,

On. October 11,2005, Sevendust joined. forces with good friend

Producer I Engineer Shawn Grove and released their fifth studio album, Next, on the Wi.nedark Records label, distributed by Universal Music. In the process, Sevendust also created. their own record label, 7Bros Records. The first radio single off Next was the track "Ugly", released to radio AUg1.1St 9,2005 followed by the music video. The track "Pieces" appeared on the soundtrack for the film Saw II. Next debuted at #20 i.n the US, selling around 37,000 copies i.n its first week. Not much longer after the release of Next, Sevendust's former label TVT Records released a greatest hits package for Sevendust, titled Best of (Chapter One 1997- 2004), the label's final Sevendust release. Also, 2111 unofficial video for "Hero" was released showing footage of Bruce Lee in many or his famous film roles.

Sevendust (with Shawn Grove again serving as Producer/Engineer), released their sixthfull-length studio album, entitled Alpha, on March 6, 2007. The album debuted at #14 in tbe US, the band's highest chart position yet, selling over 42,000 copies of the album in its first week of sate. The band also headlined a 57-date tour from February 8, 2007 to April 28, 2007. Boston heavy metal band Diecast, supergrou.p Invitro, 2I11d modern rock Red accompartied Sevendust on that tour .. Retrospective 2, a CD IDVD combo including two previously un-released studio tracks, live concert footage never before seen, as well as

the new music videos for the songs "Beg To Differ", "Ugly", "Pieces", and "Driven", was released on December 11,2007. The song "The Rim" was released on the Alpha CD but only sold. in Target retails stores as exclusive 13th track on the Alpha CD. Their songs "Feed" and "Driven" were used in the soundtrack to vVWE Smackdoum vs. Raw 2008.

Sevendust joined Shawn Grove again, and: returned to the studio at the end of November 2007 to finlshtheir 7th studio album, titled Chapter IIII: Hope & S01TO'W. The record was originally slated for: a release of March 4,2008, but was later pushed back to April 1. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 and has appearances from Chris Daughtry 311d Alter Bridge members Myles Kennedy and Mark Trernonti, The first single released was "Prodigal Son" which peaked at #19 on the mainstream rock chart. The second single was "The Past" and the third "Inside".

On March 26, 2008,.

Sevendust announced that Clint Lowery, former guitarist and vocalist for the band, has quit his duties as guitarist for Dark New Day 2I11d will be returning to the Sevendust lineup in place of Sonny Mayo. On Low ery' s return, MOtg2l11 Rose stated "This was extremely tough considering Sonny is our brother 2I1ld has been amazing to work with. [Sonny 1 didn't do aIlything wrong at all; we just owe it to ourselves and all the folks that grew up with us to put our original band back together."

In December 2008 Sevendust toured with Black Stone Cherry for a while and then in January 2009, Sevendust geared up to h.it the road with Disturbed, as well as multiple shows for US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in the spring. According to Morgan Rose, the band bas finished writing their 8£h studio album and will enter the studio for 2 months in October to record it. They are aiming for an early 2010 release. They recently chose [ohnny K as the producer for the upcoming album,

Sevendust released a very lirruted-edition box set ill November 2008 entitled "Packaged Goods". Each five-disc

set is personally autographed by the entire band. The box set includes Sevendusr's 2005 release "Next", 2007's "Alpha", 2007's "Retrospectioe 2" (CD + DVD),. and 2008's "Chapter lIT]:

Hope and Sorrow".

As of October 2009, Sevendust are recording a new album in Chicago with producer [ohnny K.

Recently Sevendust lannched a newly designed website with the same address," promoting the new album they are currently recording in Chicago. The b311.d are currently posting videos daily on their official site and their YouTube channel, with updates on the n.ew album, recording in the studio and also videos of them in the new "house" they are recording from. Stepping out of the box, from regula.r recording sessions they are showing the fa115 how the album process is done, 2I1ld every step in the intricate process.

So far, various tracking has been performed by all members of the band, each working on various songs. It was announced that Corey Lowrey (ex-Stereornud, currently in Violent Plan) has also entered the recording process and will be assisting the band for a brief period.

The current lineup for Sevendust is: Lajon Witherspoon - Lead Vocals (1992-P.resent);John Connolly - Guitar; Backing Vocals (1992- Present); Clint Lowery - Guitar, Backing Vocals (1992- 2004, 2008-presenf); Vincent Hornsby - Bass (1992-P.resent), and; Morgan Rose - Drums, Backing Vocals (1992-Present).

Hey, they're not just for gettin' rid of fleas anymore (give yourself lots and lots of ex tree points if you know this one) as Sevendust - with supporting act New Bra Project - burn down that storied stage at House Of Blues in N. Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, Decrneber 5,2009. Doors open 7:00pm. For ticket info call 843-272-3000 or TIcketmaster 843-679-9333; or visit www.houseofblues.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

This was ol'iginally published at: http://bhowle.wordpress.com.

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Entertainment

With Machine Head, Suicide Silence,

and Arcanium Saturday November 28 Doors Ope 11 6:00pm

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With Trevor Hall Thursday November 19 Doors Open 7:30pm $27. 5G"$3O. 50

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Illog Ilca With New Era Project

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With AnberUn $18.501$.21 .. 50

Friday November 20 LMFAO's Party·.. . Rock Tour With

Doors Open 6:30pm

$27.5flI$3O.50Far East Movement,

and Paradiso Girls

Rusted Root

With Clayton Senne Wednesday November 25 Doors Open 7.:3Opm $22.()(Y$25.00

silrg~~cert Series

BADFISH

A Tribute To Sublime With Scotty Don't andFuU Service Saturday November 21 Doors Open. 7:30pm S17.5CV$20.50

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MEGADETH

With Dallas Moore and The Snatch Wranglers.

Friday December 4 Doors Open 7.:OOpm $17.5CV$20.50

Friday December 11 Doors Open 7:30pm $16.0W$18.00

Power 100.3 . .IngI8. Jam Presant8d by BEfL..IvB 106 &.PaIk TOll' f8aturlng

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WIU1. Mishon Saturday Decernber12 Doors Open 7:30pm $35.0CV$38.00

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With The Supervillians. Tuesday December 29 Doors Open 8:00pm $20.OOIlt.li22J)O

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November

Amos's Southend 704-377·6674 • 13i·Lo Center 864-467-0008 • Crown Center 910-438·4100

House Of Blues· North Myrtle Beach 843·272·3000 • North Charleston Coliseum 843·529-5000 Ove-ns Auditorium 704-335·3100 • Time Warner Music Arena (formerly Bobcats Arena} 704·522-6500 Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music .Factory (704) 549-5555 • Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 704·549-1292The Fillmore Charlotte (704) 549-5555 • Time Warner Music Pavilion at Wa.ln.u.t Creek 919·831·6400

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F u/20 AllAmerican Rejects House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

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Rusted Root Amos's Southend Charlotte, NC

Badfish -A Tribute to Sublime House Of Blues N, Myrtle Beach, se

R. Kelly Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC

MiJey Cyrus Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, NC

Roger DaJtrey The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

The Endgame Tour . The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

featuring Megadeth with Machine' Head, Suicide Silence, and Arcaniuni

Tu 11/24 Halestorm Amos's Southend Charlotte, NC

with f1delita's Wmj, Aranda, ond Drop D

11/24. MjJey Cyrus lime Warner Music Arena

1l/25 Rusted Root House Of Blues

11(25 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Greensboro Coliseum Complex

1l/27 Trans Siberian Orchestra Bi-Lo Center

11/27 Widespread Panic North Charleston Coliseum

1l/23 Megadeth The Fillmore Charlotte

with flifflchu/e Head, Silicide SI.lenee, and Arc/millllt

Sa 11/28 '(he Endgame 10m House Of Blues

Featll·ring Meglldeth with: Nltl hine Head, Silicide Silence and Arcaniuni

Sa 11/28 Widespread Panic North Charleston Coliseum

Sa n/zs Trans-Siberian Orchestra Time Warner Music Arena

Su 11/29 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Colonial Life Arena

Su 11/29 Underoath with: Emery Amos's Southend

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David Cook The Fillmore Charlotte

with Special Guests The Script and Green River Ordinance

W 12/2 Train witll Linde Kracker The FillmoreCharlotte

W 12/2 Trans-Siberian Orchestra RBC Cen ter

Th 12/3 Switchfoot with TBA Amos's Sou then d

F 12/4 Saving Abel Amos's Southend

witil Red, Fop EVIl, and 1lrbbij Porter

12/4 David Allan COl" House or Blues

with Dallas II/foore Ilrld the Snatch Wranglers

Sa 12/5 Sevendust with New Em Project House Of Blues

Sa 12/5 Rise Against The Fillmore Charlot-te

Su ]2/6 David Allan Cos The Fillmore Charlotte

with Dallas Moore Th 12/10 l1vIFAO's Party Rock Tour with Shwayze !lrld Guests

Th 12/10 The Misfits Amos's Southend

wifll Gn:r,;eyard Blvd & TIle Bedy Bags

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with Far East Iviouement, Paradise Girls and SJrwayze

F-Su 12/ll-13 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Bi-Le Center

Starrin g The Rockettes Sa 12/12 BETLive! 106 & Park TOllr

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Th 12/17 Dashboard Confessional The Fillmore Charlotte

Sa ]2/26 Corey Smith Bi-Le Center

Su 12/27 Gutch Amos's Southend

with DOOIll1"laeIS, Lionize, and Never Get umgltt Tu 12/29 'The Wailers: 40 Years of Barns Four House Of Bl ues

F 12/30 Chairmen of the Board House Of Blues

F 12/30 Jeff Dunham Bi-Lo Center

Th 12/31 New Year's Eve with Corey Smith House Of Blues

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Tu 1/19 The Anvil Experience The Fillmore Charlotte

T\.1 1/19 WWE Presents: Bi-Lo Center

WWE Smackdown and ECW Jason Aldean Paul Anka

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2/6 Gen. Jol:Lnsan & Chairmen of the Board Amos's Sou then d

2/19 F1ogg:ing Molly The Fillmore Charlotte

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Disney LIVE! Rockin Road. Show Bi-Lo Center

Mother's Finest Amos's Sou thend

Charlotte Symphony presents Ovens Auditorium

Irish Tenors

Greenville, SC Charlotte, NC Charlotte, NC

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On '-he Geek Strand

easier to keep up with.

However, WhizKidz would not bit the holy trinity of geekdam until 2002 when it scored the rights to Marvel Comics' universe of characters, and HeroClix was born.

Now, every playground argument about who would win in a fight between this superhero or that one could be put to the test. In the following years, DC and others would add their heroes to the line up . Comic book stores and hobby shops across the country would feature weekly tournaments and an official league was formed.

Despite the vast number of players, the economy and other factors would lead to the demise of Whizkidz. For much of 2008 and 2009, the brand and the game hung in timbo. Players still gathered to play, but with no new prodnets, interest waned.

Nevertheless, with the continued support of comic book storeowners, players and judges from the defunct league, groups like SaveHeroClix fought to save the game. While several gaming companies expressed some interest, none seemed ready to put up the cash to rerelease the game.

Until now.

Includes 60aH-new figures and offers one of the most powerful character lineups everl

By Chrisrepher A. Hu.ff

Heroes

Never Die ... ... Their Dials Just Get Reset

The new line of Her.oClix, "Hammer of Thor" features new figures of classic villians and heroes like Loki, left, and Captain America.

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This week, HeroClix

releases its newest set, "Hammer of Thor." Resurrected by NECA LLC, the HeroClix brand is taking the geek universe by storm, Eager to play and collect new pieces, demand for the new set is predicted to be high,

At Apocalypse Comics, home to the previous HeroClix league, they are preparing for a big weekend with an opening tournament for the new league.

Located on Highway 9 in Longs, Apocalypse Comics will have weekly games alternating league play with open tournaments. Winner of the league play will win a case of Hammer of Thor HeroClix, while open tournaments wiIl feature various prizes, with awards given out for First and

Second places. A fellowship award will be given out for good sportsmanship, as well.

In addition, all new players I joining the league during the I Nov. 21 kick-off event will get I a new limited edition piece or feat card just for joining.

Play starts at noon at Apocalypse Comics, 2126 Hwy. 9, Longs SC, 29568. For more information cal! Chad at 843~399-4765 or go to www. a pocal ypsecomi cs.marvelretailers.com,

Christopher Huff is a selfconfessed and unrepentant geek who has been living, writing and playing on the Grand Strand for several years. You can. learn. more about him and his writing at www.piratejournalism.com. Comments can be sent to chris@alternatives.sc.

Collectibles, Super Heroes and games involving miniatures; these have long been hallmarks of geek life since before the days of Gary Gygax and Dungeons & Dragons.

Over the years, these have been combined in various ways. Collectible Card Games cashed in on a good segment of geek impulses for a long time, while role-playing games have always been the backbone of any self-respecting geek's life.

However, it wasn't until the turn of the century did one company successfully combined all three.

WhixKidz reach a modest success with the D&D-style Mage Knight miniature sys-

tem, which brought miniature play into the realm of affordability. Prior to this, miniature gaming was expensive, and required some level of artistic talent. Pewter miniatures were sold unpainted and were on the pricy side, requiring a lot of spare chink to get into, and that is not counting the time and cost of painting the little orcs and elves.

Mage Knight changed that by offering pre-painted, plastic figurines that were inexpensive and with the innovative combat dial base that kept track of the character's statistics and hit points, the rules and game stats became much

The Coach's Perspective ...

the country and even at an NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Time and time again Baltimore failed to get another NFL team ... but the band and their "dream." continued to live on. The band even Marched through the streets of Annapolis to the Maryland State Legislature in their quest to help bring another NFL team to Baltimore. In ! 996 their undying love for Baltimore, their band and football was finally rewarded when the Baltimore Ravens franchise returned NFL football to charm city.

The point of my story is to again ask you straight on ... what are your dreams? More specifically, what is the one dream that just won't go away? The one that, even when it gets put back up there on the shelf because of your multitude of other responsibi I ities in life ---just keeps coming back to life and refuses to die?

Another year will soon come to a close and then a new one will

begin again. Are you any more prepared to take on your life and work as of January 1, 20 10 ... than you were on January .1, 2009? Are you any more prepared to start Jiving out the life that you dream of having "some day"? Are you any more prepared to live out your "dream that just won't die"?

Week in and week out 1 hear people state how they would do anything to have this or that happen in their life. Unfortunately, all tbey ever do is talk about it and in reality do nothing. Buying a lottery ticket every week does not constitute taking "action." Wishing and hoping are not the substance or actions that will bring your dream tbat won't die .... to "life."

My proposition for you is this, approach this potentially life changing subject from a different vantage point. Ask yourself the following questi.on... "What wouldn't you do ... " to live out your dream, or create the life of your dreams? Another year has

already gone by, how long are you going to wait? What are you waiting for?

Live the life that you have always dreamed about..; starting today! It would be my .honor to help you get your dreams off the shelf and off the launching pad.

By Thomas H. Swank

The Dream That Wouldn't Die ...

to be a member of. In hindsight, all bow I wish that I had accepted the opportunity to be a part of such an esteemed group of people.

Even after the Colt football team had long been departed from Baltimore, the band lived all. The band was not only an institution all its own, it was on parallel with the Olympic Torch in that the "dream" of professional football returning to the City of Baltimore, its die bard fans and most of all the band simply wouldn't go away ... it refused to die.

For the better part of two decades the ColI Marching Band appeared in everything from local little league parades to NFL halflime shows in other cities across

Copyright tel A Priori/yLije Executive Coaching In lema tionalI Thomas 11. Swank, CBC

A subject recently surfaced that is near and dear to my heart. .. "Marching Bands." The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Mummer's Parade and The Rose Bowl Parade are all fast approaching.

Wbat brought the subject of marching bands to my attention was the recent special that aired on ESPN ... "The Band That Wouldn't Die". It was a sports documentary film about the "Baltimore Colts Marching Band," which - once upon a time - I had been recruited

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"Create the reality and We ... thai you want to live!" Are you ready and willing to step into a future of your own. choosing, and of your own making? Top Ranked Executive Coach Tom Swank can help you become more empowered, more effective and more productive! Accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible by calling Tom. at 843-347-1800 or by email at: Tom@APriorityLife. com

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Over 100 specialty and retail shops,

15 restaurants and numerous exciting attractions.

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By Kim Kelley

Santa Arrives Amid Lights At Barefoot Landing Nov. 20

Santa! Barefoot Landing is celebrating the start of the season with the "Lighting of the Landing", including Santa's arrival on Friday, November

20 at7 p.m.

Santa will arrive via fire truck accompanied by one of his elves. To greet him, Barefoot Landing mer-

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chants will join with All Access, an a cappella caroling group. Hot chocolate and treats will be available. A live version of the nativity animals will be there as well. After some carcling and the official "Lighting of the Landing," guests and patrons will be encouraged to follow Santa as we wander through Barefoot Landing with Santa's elf and the carolers to continue to carol amongst the shops and view the decorations throughout the shopping center. Some stores are offering refreshments, discounts and

door prizes. Santa will visit with chil- "We Love Locals" Weekend also dren in the Lakeview Courtyard, and starts on November 20 and offers disfree carousel rides will be available. counts of 20 percent or more from

Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take pictures.

The decorations for the 2009 holiday season will include lighting around the lakes. Trees and plants will have a wide array of color and lights to bring out the natural beauty of Barefoot Landing, Merchants will also have thei.r stores decorated as part of a store decorating contest.

many stores. Patrons can also get a free Barefoot Landing t-shirt with $100 worth of receipts dated November 20 through November 22. Receipts must be taken to either Julie's Boutique ill the Boardwalk S110pS or Heaven and Earth's Comer in Dockside Village. Come get festive at our 2009 "Lighting of the Landing" celebration!

Crescent Bank Adds Reiniche

By Michael Jordan

Representatives of Crescent Bank today announced the addition of Michael Reiniche as a mortgage specialist with the bank.

Reiniches responsibi lilies

include originating first and second residential mortgage loans in the conforming, non-con form i ng, Jumbo and Super Jumbo markets. He is also responsible for developing and managing relationships with area realtors, builders, developers, attorneys and other referral sources. In addition, Reiniche is responsible for contacting borrowers through internal and external referra I sources,

A native of New Bedford, Mass., Reiniche hasjnore than seven years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industries. Prior to joining Crescent Bank, he worked with Strongtower Funding in Murrell's Inlet and Hometown Mortgage Company Il1 Middleboro, Mass.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael to the Crescent Bank mortgage lending team," said Travis Minter, senior vice president of Crescent Bank. "We feel that he will be an integral part of the bank as we grow and strive to meet the needs of OUf Grand Strand customers."

Michael Reiniche

Formed in 2000, Crescent Bank has offices in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Garden City and Conway, S.c.. Crescent Bank offers financial planning and brokerage services to its customers through the Raymond James Financial Services network.

Crescent Bank's main branch is located at 991 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. A second bank branch is located at 700 Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The bank's Conway branch is located at 2069 East Highway 50 I and its Garden City location is at 2636 Highway 17 South, For additional information about Crescent Bank, call 843-626-2200 or visit haveanicebank.com:

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Kudos To

Carolina Beach Music Award Winners

The following are the

Carolina Beach Music Award winners announced Sunday, Nov. 15 in ceremonies at the Alabama Theater:

Female Vocalist - Rhonda Mclraniel; Male Vocalist - Jerry West; Favorite New Artist - Hip Pocket; Song Of The Year - "Build Me Up," Band Of Oz; National Dance Song - "Dirty Old Man," Hardway Connection; Group Album of the Year » "A Perfect 10" fantastic Shakers; Solo Album of the Year - The Emperor. Paul Craver;

Tim Clark, lead vocalist for Favorite New Artist nominee, Tim Clark Band.

Entertainer of the Year - lim Quick; Smoothie/Ballad of the Year - "Satisfy My Soul" Albert Rogers; Blues Song - "Ain't No Woman Like You" Fantastic Shakers; Blues Album - A Perfect 10, Fantastic Shakers; Group Of The Year - (TIE) The Holiday Band and Band Of Oz; Collaboration or Duo - "Your Love Looks Good On Me" Bo Schronce and the Castaways;

Charleston, S.C.'s Rick Strickland performing hlspopular ballad, "So Do L"

R&B icon Chuck J"ackson received the eBMA Pioneer Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Soul singer and Stax legend William Bell performing at the CRMA Industry Awards.

Song Writer - Tim Cashion "Grand Strand Girl;" Instrumentalist - Jerry West; Hall Of Fame Inductees: Ted Hall., Chuck Jackson, Freddy Tripp, Don Tetreault, The Attractions, Bill Lester

The following are the

Industry winners announced Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Spanish Galleon:

Michael Branch Award -

Fonner Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook at the Spanish Galleon.

Wilbe C (Bill Swanke) Beach Music Cafe; Club of the Year - Fat Harold's, North Myrtle Beach, S.c.; Show Club of (he Year - HOTO's (Harold's On The Ocean), Cherry Grove, S.c.; Event of the Year - Fun Monday 2008, North Myrtle Beach, s.c, Club/Mobile DJ, Joey Warren; Live Production - Eddie Cogle, Jim Quick & Coastline; Shag Club Event - Twisters Fall Cyclone Twisters Shag Club; FM Radio DJ - Ray Scott, WVCO 94.9 The Surf; AM Radio DJ - Gary Smith, 770 WLWL; Syndicated Radio Show - On The Beach With Charlie Brown; PM Radio Station - 94.9 WVCO the Surf, Loris, S.c.; AM Radio Station - 770 WLWL, Rockingham, N.C.: Internet Radio Show - Endless Summer, John Hook; Producer - Keith Houston Ready To Party CD; Compilation Album of the YearReady To Party, KHP Music; Engineer - Keith Houston, Ready To Party CD, Various Artists; Fans of the Year - Carolyn and Sue Bradford; Shad

L-R, Female Vocalist of the Year, Rhonda McDaniel (Brass Tyme) with fellow nominees Molly Askins (Sea-Cruz) and Karen Clayton (Castaways). Not shown, Susan Trexler and Taylor Manning ..

Alberty - Michael & LeAnn Norris; Industry Appreciation Awards: Jim Allen, Photographer, Ocean Drive Happens and Alternatives/Coast magazines; Bob DeBavdeJaben; Bob Muncie, Larkins on the .River, Greenville, S.C.;WSGE

Mike Taylor of the Holiday Band, who tied (!) with Band of Oz for Group of the Year.

91.7FM Gastonia, N.C.

Photos of the weekend highlights by Jim Allen. Congratulations, Jim! Well done! To see more ofJim s photos, vis it www. oceandri vehappens. com.

Blues singer Deidre Hurdle at the Spanish Galleon during CBMA weekend 2009.

FPC Concerts, Inc.

Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director

24th Award .. Winning Season "Cultural Stimulus Package" 6 Concerts = $201 All concerts: 1:00-2:00 PM

January 14 Gleb Ivanov

Pianist from Russia

Tickets: 448~4496 www.fpcconcerts.org

January 21 Yuriy Bekker

VioLinist/Concertrnaster ·CI1I1s. SymjJhml) Orche.sLrt1

February 4 David Burgess

NYC C!.assical G"drarisr

February 18 Modigliani String Quartet

. from Paris

March 4

Opera & American SonQS

Jeffrey Jones, Brown Bradley, PhiliP Powe]

March 11 Hart/Bradley Duo

C!assiwl H)'mn SWings

All concerts at First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary .1300 N. Kings Hwy.

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Local Authors Head To Calabash For Book Signings, Coffee, Sweets

By Debbie Bissette

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N,C. is featuring a special book sale and signing open house on Dec .. 3 as part of its Coffee with the Authors series. The open house will take place from 1 to 4 p.m, At press lime, the authors expected to attend include Jacqueline DeGroot, Miller Pope, Pat Gambarelli, Mark Smith, Claire Connelly, Joyce Jacobs, Joan Leona, Marsha Tennant, Bill Thompson, Ann Ipock, Edith Edwards, Don Glander, AI Strohmayer, Tom Rieber, Philip Parker, Katherine Moore, Rebecca Pierre, T Lynn Ocean and Dr. Debra Reble.

The gallery has invited the pubhe to come out and meet the local authors, who will talk about their books and be available for questions, book sales and to sign for the holidays.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, "Coffee With the Authors, which is part of our Creative Exchange lecture series, has turned out to be very popular with OUI customers. We're delighted so many of these local writers want to come out and meet folks, This open house is an opportunity to meet any you've missed and catch up on some holiday shopping. Everyone's invited to stop by."

The authors, mainly from the Carolinas, will speak about their writing and be available for questions. book sales and signing your holiday purchases.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 Carolina artists and houses some J 0,000 square feet. of oils, acrylics, watercolors. pastels, mixed media, all glass, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewel ry.

There are two onsite kilns used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gall ely. A custom framing department is available. There are also classes

in oil painting, watercolor, pastel and figure drawing. Other intensive three- and five-day workshops with nationally known artists are offered nearby at The

Studio, which is the gallery's artist workshop facility.

For more information call 910- 575-5999 or log ontolllww.sunsetriverrn arketplace.com, Til e gallery can also be contacted on MySpace and Twitter.

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If you haven't finished your holiday shopping, you won't want to miss the book signing and open house at Sunset River Marketplace on Dec. 3. Local authors who , ... iII be available for signing books

in elude Claire Con nelly (the ch ildren 's "Harley" series and "Goober"); mystery writer

Tom Rieber ("The Nine Irony"); local histortan Miller Pope ("The Book of Pirates"); humorist Ann Ipock ("Life Is Short, But It's Wide") and others.

'Enchanted Airlie' Presents Magical Evenings of Illumination and Holiday Wonderment

By Connie Nelson

'Tis the season to be enchanted! What could be more enchanting than a magnificent wrought iron gate that opens to reveal a gl ittering landscape of lighted oaks and twinkling displays in a post- Victorian garden setting? Each Friday and Saturday evening from Nov.27 through the Saturday before Christmas, Airlie Gardens

in Wilmington, N.C. presents Enchanted Aldie, a holiday event that features magical evenings of illumination and wonderment in addition to Friday and Saturday evenings, shows will also be offered on Thursday Dec. 17,. Monday Dec. 21 and Tuesday Dec, 22.

Now in its fifth year, Enchanted Airlie transforms the venerable gardens into a visually

South Atlantic Bank to Hold Two-Year Anniversary Cookout in Myrtle Beach

By Meredeth Hart

The Myrtle Beach location of South Atlantic Bank will celebrate its second anniversary with a cookout.

"It is truly a pleasure to celebrate our second year of operation wi th members of OUT community," states President, Scott Plyler, "The bank bas exceeded our goals and expectarions and we feel very fortnnate .. "

On Nov. 20, from 1'1 a.m, to 2 p.rn., bank staff will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments to the publi c in their parking lot at 2050 Corporate Centre on 21st Avenue North ill Myrtle Beach. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a patio heater via a prize drawing

(no purchase necessary).

South Atlantic Bank plans to open their new Myrtle Beach office in February of 2010. Located on the corner of 29th Avenue North and Robert M. Grissom Parkway, the building is planned as a \6,.000 square foot, two-story facility.

The Myrtle Beach office offers full-service banking i ncl udi ng reta i \, commercial and mortgage Tending, merchant card services, night depository, no 2 p.m. cut-off and no-fee ATM's anywhere in the continental Ll.S, for South Atlantic Bank customers.

For more information about South Atlantic Bank, visit www.scutbatlanticbank.com or call 843=839-0100.

stunning wonderland of theatrically illuminated large oaks, small native trees and elegant displays. Outdoor garden trains include an impressive "G" gauge set. Leisurely nighttime strolls through 30 acres of tastefully decorated gardens are enhanced by strolling carolers and musicians in a delightful outdoor setting.

Enchanted Airlie offers simple pleasures for visitors and residents of all ages. Inside the Garden Services Center, kids of all ages can marvel at the "0" gallge miniature train holiday village created by the Cape Fear Model Railroad Club. And of course, Santa will be in the North Pole tent to greet young children and listea to their holiday requests. Families can have their pictures taken in Airlie's 2,400-square·foot floralconservatory, Refreshments and holiday gifts are also available from area vendors. And, the Airlie Gift Shop will be open with unique gift ideas.

Due to its popularity, tickets to the Enchanted Airlie event must be purchased in advance. Each evening, Airlia's gates will open for two sessions of self-guided tours on Fridays, and Saturdays:

The first will take place from 5pm-7pm; the second is from 7pm-9pm. Two sessions will allow visitors to experience the holiday magic at a comfortable pace. Tickets are valid for one of the two sessions each night.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, will not be sold at the gate, so plan ahead and pur-

chase tickets early. Tickets may be secured in advance online at www.airliegardens.org or via phone by calling 910-798-7700_ Tickets must be purchased before 4:00 p.m, for the night of the event. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for children (ages 4-12), and are available online and at Airlie's Garden Services Center. A $3 parking pass is also required, unless you opt for "green" pricing whereby admission is $20 per automobile or standard SUV (green offer excludes large passenger vans and buses),

Airlie Gardens, located at 300 Airlie Road, is a 67-acre historic public garden bordering Bradley Creek in Wilmington, North Carolina. Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly and comfortably for an outdoor walking tour on

gravel, sand, and mulch paths. For more details about Airlie Gardens and "Enchanted Airlie" please call 910-798-7700 or visit www.airliegardens.org,

More than 40 holiday activities celebra te the season lIJ Wilmington & North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast.

For a free Visitors Guide or Holiday Events brochure, stop by the Visitors Information Center in the Historic Courthouse at 24 N.. Third Street, Wilmington, or call 910-341-4030 or (toll-free) 1-866-266-9690. Or you can download a Holiday Events brochure by visiting the website www.gocapefearcoast.com and clicking on the "Events & Announcements" button, then clicking on the red link for the holiday brochure.

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By Nancy Greene

Myrtle Beach Men Finish Third In USTA League National Championships

Tennis players from around the nation gathered together to participate in the United States Tennis Association League's National Championships, held October 23-25 at the Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Grande Dunes Tennis Club's Senior 4.5 Men's Team was among those participating and finished in an impressive third place.

The Senior 4.5 Men's Team, who have been playing together for five years, is comprised of men aged 50 years-of-age and older and consists of John Mack of Myrtle Beach, S.c.; Fritz Gilderneister of Myrtle Beach, S.c.; Graham Snook of Myrtle Beach, S.c.; Mike Mitchell of Myrtle Beach, S.c.; Larry Rizzo of Florence, S.c.; Tim Stewart of Greenville, S.c.; Nick McLane of Greenville, S.c.; Lester Herbert of Greenville, S.c.; and Ken Tracy of Greenville, S.c. The team won the state championship on May II and the sectional championship on July 28 to qualify for the nationals. At the National Championship, the team beat out 12 other teams from across the United States to place third in the tournament.

"We are extremely proud of our Senior 4.5 Men's team," said John Mack, general manager for the Grande Dunes Tennis Club. "They did an outstanding job in representing Grande Dunes and Myrtle Beach in the National Championships and we are confident. they will continue to perform wen at all upcoming tournaments."

The Senior 4.5 Men's Team has previously won three state titles as welJ as one sectional tournament.

Located alongside the Intracoastal Waterway, the Tennis and Fitness Club is a wonderful element to the already

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unforgettable amenities offered at Grande Dunes. The 5,000 square-foot, five-star facil i ty is perfectly

suited for all aspects of tennis, which include private lessons, clinics, camps, match play and sanctioned tournaments,

Hailed by the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) South Section

as "outstanding", the club received the South Carolina Tennis Association's prestige "Tennis Club of the Year" award. The Tennis and Fitness club offers a newly redesigned pool, stateof-the-art weight training and cardiovascular equipment, fully stocked pro shop, eight lighted Har- Tru courts, and _ lessons with USTA- certified pros.

For more information, visit

GrandeDunes. com.

(Back Row L to R): Mtehael Mitchell, Lester Herbert Fritz Glldemeister and Nick McLane. (Front Row L to R): Graham. Snook, Ken Tracy, John M,ack, Tim Stewart. Larry Rizzo (Photo Andrew Ong/USTA)

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CALEIIDAR OF EVEII ... S FOR IIOVEMBER &. DECEMBER 2009

OIlGOIIiG EYEII'IS:

Every Monday: House of Blues Service Industry Nigbt - 12 a.m, Free entry for all mem-

bers of the Serv ice Industry that can

provide ID & -.Mp-:m.E:

proof of employment. All other guests will pay a small cover. OJ, nightly drink specials, etc. House of Blues,

4640 Hwy 17-S, N. Myrtle Beach. 843-272-3000 • www.hob.com

Every Thursday: Pawleys Island Drinking Liberally. Drinking Liberally is an informal gathering of like-minded left-leaners.

Join us starting at 5:30p.m.

at the Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Hwy (Behind "Mole Hole" in the Island Shops off

US 17). 843-237-5632.

http://liv iugliberally.org/drinking/c hapters/SC/pawleysisland

Every Thursday: Square Dancing - Grand Strand Strutters. 7p.m_ to 9p_m.

_ Mainstream and Plus Level Square Dance, with occasional Rounds,

all in a friendly club atmosphere, (Class for new dancers is from

6 to 7p.m.) Grand Strand Senior Center (1268 21 st Ave N., Myrtle Beach)

843-497-0470 or 843-650-2043

Now Showing at The Palace Theatre: The spellbinding and magical Le Grande Cirque brings top class entertainment

to Myrtle Beach. The show is perfect for all ages. Tickets are available at the Visitors Center. Also, Spirit of the Dance presents The Magical Spirit of Ireland featuring the Irish Tenors on stage now in the Show Room.

Call the Theatre Box Office at 800-905-4228 or 843-448-0588 for more information!

Myrtle Beach Stamp Club

1st Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m., Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach 843-337-0087

Canal. St. Recreation Center Senior Bingo, Tuesdays,

10 a.rn.-12 p.m. ·12p.m.-2 p.m. FREE, bring a small gift to share. 843-918-1485

Dino's TV Variety Show Nov. 19 & 24. Dec. 1,3,8, 10, 15,17&22. For information and 10 reserve tickets call 843-234-2229.

November 19

Starshiue Performance Training Fall Recital (OLLO

7 p.m. at CCU Waccamaw Higher Education Center. Singing, playing, comedy oftbe fall class. Free admission but caU to reserve your seats. 843-349-4030

Nov .. 20

Lighting of the Landing Barefoot Landing

7 p.rn, Santa arrives by firetruck, All Access a cappella caroling group; hot chocolate and trats available; live version of the nativiity animals; photo op for parents! We Love Locals celebration offers discounts, T-shirts, more.

Hwy L 7, North Myrtle Beach www.barefootlanding.com

November 21

Dancing With the Horry County Stan Fundraiser

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to benefit Business Education Expectations/Early College High School and Long Bay Symphony. Dancing stars include local celebs and business people. $125/person. Vote for favorite star, pro or judge online ($lO/vote) at www.horrycountybez.corn

843 -449-9675

November 21 Open House

Sunset River Marketplace

2- 5 p.m., artist reception for Tony Craig watercolor show Stepping Back In Time, also featuring antique furniture from Cape Fear Antiques in Wilmington, N.C. Gallery hours [0 a.rn, - 5 p.m, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 9 LO-575-5999

November 2J~22 Holiday Open House & Book Fair

Litchfield Exchange, basted by Chocolate & Coffee House and Art Works/CLASS. 11 a.m, - 4 p.m, Sippings and tastings, art demonstra ti 0 ns and gift sa I es,

first ever "self-published book fair" for local authors to display, sell and sign original novels, short stories, poetry chapbooks, essay collections, cookbooks and children's books. 843-235-9600

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November 21 Murrells [nlet 2020 Annual Oyster Roast

11 :30 a.m, - 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Spud's Restaurant, 4123 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Oyster open until 2:30 p.m. Plus chicken wings from Dead Dog Saloon, crabcakes from The Beaver Bar, clam chowder from Divine Fish House, burgers from River City and more. Proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020. Allyou-can-eat oyster roast tickets, $25/person.

843-357-2007

November 27 Moveable Feast

Mark Gordon Smith ("Han·isville" and 'The Private Italy Trilogy") at Rocco's. l la.m, - 1 p.rn., $25. www.classatpawleys.com 843-235-9600

December 3

Sunset River Marketplace Holiday Book Signing Open House Part of the gallery's Coffee With the Authors series, 1 to 4 p.m. Featuring some 20 Local authors:

Jacqueline DeGroot, Miller Pope, Marsha Tennant, AL Strohmayer, Tom Rieber, more. Topics include cooking, self-help, history, chi 1.dren '5 books. humor, mystery. Meet. mingle, chat and have your holiday purchases signed. No charge, no reservations needed. 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 910-575-5999

December .2-3 'Santaland Diaries' Preview & Opening Atlantic Stage Company 79th Avenue Theatre

Additional show dates: Dec. 4-5, 10-13 and 17-20. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. (Sunday, 3 p.m.) $25/$5 student rush.

www.atlanticstage.com 877-287-8587

December 5 - 6 Handel's Messiah Long Bay Symphony

Tickets $15. Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Rd, Pawleys, Island, s.c., Dec. 6,4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.Longlsay'Symphony.com 843-448-8379

December 8

Free Wreath Workshop J.Bryan Floyd Recreation Center

1 - 4 p.m, Organizers will provide all materials except the wreath form. Limited number will be available for sale. www.nmbevents.com 843-281-2662

December 9

Holiday Decorating Presentation Sunset River Marketplace

Final Creative Exchange event of the year. Interior design professiena LaUTi Nelson shows how to create special holiday pieces with your own personal touch. 11 a.rn.- 12:30 p.m. Includes lunch, $5, R.S.v.P. due to limited seating. 10283 Beach Drive SW (NCI79), Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarkerplace.com 910-575-5999

December 12

Pet Food Pro-Am Golf Tourney Farmstead Golf Links

Proceeds benefit Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. Donation of 100 Ibs. of pel food per player. Entry deadline Dec. 5. 843-918-7860

843-450-4865

December 13 Christmas Towne

Myrtle Beach Convention Center Outdoor events plaza, 2101 N. Oak St., I - 7 p.m.Official Myrtle Beach tree Lighting ceremony; free photos with Santa, refreshments and activities for the kids. www.MyrtleBe-achAreaChamber.com 843-626-7444

To include your event in the Alternatives Newsmagazine/COAST Magazine local events calender, email your listing to editorial@alternatives.sc with "Calendar Item" written in the subject line at least two weeks in advance of print date. Please sure to include the date, appropriate costs, phone number for information and address. Coast and Alternatives go to press every other Thursday. Visit us on the web at: www.myrtlebeachalternatives.com.

Y:FW 10804 Friday nigbt dinner Dinner and Jive music, 6 p.m. Seating limited, reservations by Thurs. required. $8 per person, music only, 7p.m. $3 per person. Highway 57, Little River, S .. C. 843-399-0877

Georgetown of the Late 19th & 20th Century - Rice Museum. The exhibit chronicles Georgetown's transition from rice production to lumber, livestock, & shipping. Georgetown, SC. M-S, 10 a.111.-4:30 p.m, 843-546-7423

Canal St. Recreation Center Special Needs Workout

Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.Ill.-12 p.m., A unique workout program for individuals with special needs. $5 city residentl$8 non-city resident. 843-918-1485

Rape Crisis Center, Adolescent & Adult Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Myrtle Beach & Conway 448-7273 or 448-31

CURREII., EYEII'IS:

Through January 3,2010 B&C Art Museum

25 Years of Jonathan Green 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Be-ach, S.C. Tues. - Sal. 10 a.m - 4 p.m.; Sun. I - 4 p.m. www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseull1.org 843-238-2510

Through November 30 Watercolor Society of N.C. Annual Juried Exhibition at Sunset River Marketplace Reception October 11, 2 ~ 4 p.m. Public invited. Award announcements. Works by 75 artists selected for show, Admission free. 10283 Beach Drive SW

(N.CJ 79), Calabash, N.C. www.ncwatercolor.net www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 910-575-5999

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County Administrator Search Raises Significant Questions

By Paul Gable

The search for a new, permanent county administrator brought to the fore the many reasons the county needs to bring in new faces from the outside to its upper ranks of executives rather than go with the same old group that has made county government a shell for good ole boy games.

Horry County Attomey John Weaver was appointed interim administrator when former administrator Danny Knight retired in May 2009. At that time, the interim position was to last for no more than six months while council undertook a search for a new administrator.

According to minutes of the regular meeting of council for May 5, 2009, an executive session was held for the purpose of discussing an interim administrator appointment. When council adjourned from executive session and resumed in open session, council member Harold

Worley moved to appoint Weaver to the interim administrator position. Council member Howard Barnard moved to approve Weaver by acclamation and the council did so.

The minutes include nothing about discussion of salary arrangements for Weaver during the interim period, so discussion of monetary arrangements, if any, took place in executive session and no official record of the discussion exists.

According to county records, Weaver was making approximately $126,000 per year as county attorney. When he retired, Knight was making $146,000 as county administrator.

Seven council members recall a discussion in executive session about splitting the difference between the two salaries and paying Weaver $136,000 during his period as interim administrator because of the additional duties he would be performing,

However, when a local television news channel investigated Weaver's current salary last week, it discovered he was earning an annualized salary of $165,000 as interim administrator.

Commenting on the news report, Weaver was quoted as having said, "The terms of my employment were put in writing and given to council before any contract was signed."

There is no record in council minutes of the approval of a contract, or a raise, for Weaver. Such a contract would have had to be

John Weaver, Horry County Ex-Interim Administrator.

voted upon in open session. Nevertheless, Weaver is currently earning nearly $40,000 per year more as interim administrator than he was as county attorney, despite a majority of council members agreeing no raise of that amount was ever discussed in any forum.

Council chairman Liz Gilland said she remembered signing the contract, but not paying attention to the monetary terms. Nevertheless, no records of a vote of council approving such a contract can be found in council minutes.

While Weaver is currently being paid at a level that represents a raise of 30.1 percent, council faces mid-year budget cuts to make up for an estimated $11 million shortfall in current fiscal year revenues.

Council fought hard to maintain current salary levels for county employees when the current budget was approved in June. It now will face the possibility of reducing salaries for employees, or possible layoffs, while Weaver is enjoying his $40,000 per year increase.

There have been problems from the beginning of the administrator search. Before he was appointed as interim administrator, Weaver assured council members he was not interested in the permanent administrator job.

One council member, Brent Schulz, said the reason he voted to appoint Weaver to the interim position was because he didn't want the permanent position.

Shortly after he was appointed, by a vote of 6-5, to the interim position, Weaver announced he would be a candidate for the permanent administrator position. Sounds like a little bit of bait and switch.

A reported 77 applicants responded to the advertisement for the administrator position. Of that

total, 52 candidates were eliminated by Mercer, the search firm hired by the county to help with the administrator search, without council ever seeing their qualifications.

The remaining 25 were split into two tiers - top 15 and next 10. Mercer met with each council member individually to go over the 25 candidates and each council member ranked the remaining candidates.

From those individual rankings, Mercer cut the list of candidates to five, who were interviewed by 8 of the 12 council members over a two-day session .

"It was never really clear to me what criteria were used to eliminate 52 candidates or the procedure that was used to determine the top five," said council member Marion Foxworth.

After the interviews, council, including those who never attended the interview sessions, voted to determine the top three candidates who would be brought back for second interviews.

Weaver remained in the mix, although he has no formal education in public administration and has been only the county legal adviser and attorney since 2000.

One day after the council vote to determine the three finalists, Weaver sent an e-mail from his county office to a list of people asking them to lobby council members on his behalf. In the email, Weaver stated he was one of the three finalists and invited the addressees to call his cell phone for further details, if necessary.

"I can tell you that five counci 1 members did not vote for me as one of the three finalists," Weaver went on to say. He listed those five, Liz Gilland, Bob Grabowski, Carl Schwartzkopf, Jody Prince and Marion Foxworth and provided the cell phone numbers of each of the five to the recipients.

"If you are so inclined, I would be honored for you to call any of the 12 council members and to voice your support for me. Everyone to whom I write is important and influential in Horry County and my council will listen," Weaver wrote.

The recipients of the e-mail include a number of people who have contracts with, or otherwise receive money from, the county. These include: Don Fowler and John Napier, who lobby in Washington for the county; Brad Dean, accommodations tax money for the Chamber; Mike Wooten, DDC Engineers, International Drive and site design for Myrtle

Beach International Airport; Brant Branham, Chamber Chairman; Franklin Daniels, Chamber attorney; Debbie Harwell, airport terminal expansion; Doreen Frasca, airport terminal expansion; and Solid Waste Authority employees Danny Knight and Mike Bessent as well as SWA contract attorney Emma Ruth Brittain.

Whether these people are important and influential is up to the determination of the council members being lobbied. However, asking a number who receive public money to enter into the lobbying process on his behalf certainly seems to be the good ole boy process at work and very questionable behavior.

Weaver's legacy as a county employee, however, probably rests with final decisions on the Southern Holdings et al. v. Harry County et al. lawsuit. Weaver recently told council that the case was settled two years ago and it is done.

In fact, the lawsuit now rests with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., awaiting a decision by a three judge panel on whether the decision at the federal court level in Florence, s.c. will be upheld, overturned or the case will be remanded back to district court for trial.

The plaintiffs have filed a brief with the appeals court claiming their constitutional rights, specifically 4th, 5th and 14th amendment rights against illegal search and seizure and the lack of due process have been violated by a conspiracy among the defendants, their lawyers, the judge and state and federal law enforcement and other agencies.

The defense lawyers have gone to great lengths to diminish and marginalize the conspiracy claim, and the judge agreed in a ruling denying a motion to set aside the settlement and re-institute the suit, but evidence in the case, all part of court record, appears to demonstrate otherwise.

Southern Holdings stockholders began filing tort claims last spring against federal, state and local government agencies and officials after becoming convinced that actions taken by these agencies and their policy forming individuals constituted fraud on the court under color of law in the original Southern Holdings et al.

v. Horry County et allawsuit,

The original lawsuit was filed in 2002 and currently is under appeal at the federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

BREAKING NEWS

County Fails to Name New Administrator

Horry County Council split 6-6 between finalists Duncan Ballantyne and John Weaver Tuesday night, failing to reach a majority vote for a new county administrator.

Because of the deadlock over the two finalists, council will take another look at candidates who were earlier passed over in the process. Weaver and Ballantyne are ineligible to be considered again for the position.

The benefit for Harry County in renewing the process is that candidates may now be judged for their qualifications rather than along the political divide that pushed Weaver into a finalist position, but ultimately defeated him.

Tort claims were filed against federal agencies in April 2009, Horry County agencies in early May 2009 and state of South Carolina agencies in June 2009.

In July 2009,. DSS took 92 year old Doris Holt into custody, at first alleging abuse by her son James Spencer, then, later recanting those claims in a court hearing. Both Holt and Spencer are plaintiffs in the Southern Holdings case.

These two cases at first look could be seen to be unconnected. However, when looking closer at what has transpired and the manner in which, again, state employees are intimately involved in apparently false testimony in both cases, one can conclude that there is a direct tie between the Southern Holdings case and the snatching of Doris Holt by DSS.

Weaver, as county attorney, has been the county liaison with defense attorneys and state agencies in the Southern Holdings case. If the plaintiffs in the Southern Holdings case or the tort claims ultimately prevail, as the evidence in the case seems to suggest that they should, Weaver will have some very difficult questions to answer about what, exactly, went on.

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Bluegrass Society Hosts Nov. 21 Concert at HGTC By Bridgette Johnson

"This will be the first ever Rivertown Bluegrass Society all Bluegrass Gospel Concert," said Mickey Sellers, president of the Rivertown Bluegrass Society.

Attendees are encouraged to bring acoustic instruments and participate in one of the jam sessions that begin at 3 p.m. and run throughout the event. No electric instruments, other than electric bass, are allowed.

Admission into the event is $8 for Rivertcwn Bluegrass Society members and $10 for nonmembers.

The Rivertown Bluegrass Society will host a concert featuring Harvest Wind and The Golden Valley Crusaders on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Harry Georgetown Technical College. For this concert only, there will not be a pre-show. The concert will start at 5 p.m.

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Monthly concerts are always held on the third Saturday of each month. More information about the November concert and Rivertown Bluegrass Society is available by calling 843-457-2854 or by visiting online at www.rivertownbluegrasssociety. com.

Revonda Roberts & Harvest Wind is a six member North Carolina-based bluegrass gospel group. They are the winners of two 2007 Dove Award Nominations. They are known for their original material, captivating sound, and performances that are second to none.

The Golden Valley Crusaders are a bluegrass gospel band based out of Golden Valley, N.C. This active family group plays more

Bluegrass gospel group Revonda Roberts & Harvest Wind are scheduled to perform at 5 p.m,

than 100 shows per year. According to press materials, their

mission is "to spread God's love through song."

By Jennifer Prince

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Events Set

What a great time to live at the beach! Th is holiday season is jammed packed with things to do. Bring along the entire family to the annual tree lighting, Christmas parade or Christmas Cantata.

Celebrate the holidays by listening to an array of Christmas songs at the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church on 6th Ave South in North Myrtle Beach. Performances begin on Saturday, December 5 with a show at 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 6 enjoy a 3:30 p.rn. and 7 p.m. show. Tickets are free and are available at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce starting 1Il late Nov.

Join family, friends and your local community members to light up the glorious Christmas tree in Mcl.ean Park on Friday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Other activities will be going on around the tree lighting including a visit with Santa for the kids, singing, dancing and more.

The annual Christmas parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec.S at 5:30 p.m. This annual parade occurs at night to provide the patrons with a unique holiday experience. Bring your friends and family to observe all of the parade floats lit up with colorful Christmas lights. Any location along Main Street provides a perfect view of the parade. Applications to participate in the

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Do you enjoy making holiday wreaths? If so, join with others on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for a free wreath workshop from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Recreation Center in North Myrtle Beach. Organizers will provide all materials except the wreath form. (A limited quantity of wreath forms will be available for purchase).

For more information on all these events call 843-281-2662 or visit www.nmbevents.com. The North Myrtle Beach Christmas events are organized by The Mayors Christmas Advisory Committee and sponsored by The City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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• On Nov. 19, 1969 Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000lh professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Tres Coracos, Brazil, in 1940, Pele scored 1,282 goals in 1,363 games during his career.

• On Nov. 11, 1718, Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, is killed off North Carolina's Outer Banks during a bloody battle with the British navy. Teach was the most infamous pirate of his day, winning the popular name of Blackbeard for his long, dark beard, which he was said to light on fire during battles to intimidate his enemies.

• On. Nov. 15, 1995, Whitney Houston's song "Exhale" debuts at the top of the charts. It was the third Houston single to top the charts on

the day of its release. Houston grew up singing in a church choir and landed professional management by the time she was 15.

• On Nov. 17, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most infl u en tial speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land. Between 60,000 and 100,000 people responded to Urban's call to march on Jerusalem.

• On Nov. 19, 1941, coffee joins the list of items rationed in the United States. Rationing was generally employed to guarantee a fair distribution of resources and to give priority to military use. All together, about one-third of all food commonly COIlsumed by civilians was rationed at one time or another during the war.

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Nila H ute hinson, retired administrative coordinator in the Office of the President at Coastal Carolina University, was named an Honorary Alumnus of the university in recognition of her 26 years of service to the in stituti on.

By Mona Prufer

Coastal Carolina University names Alumni of Year 2009

Four alumni of Coastal Carolina University have been nareed 2009 Outstanding Alumni of the Year. The honors were awarded at a recognition ceremony in the Wall Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 7 as part of Homecoming.

Robert Shelton, class of 1997, was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 2009. The award is given to a graduate of the University who has made a significant contribution to his or her profession or community. Shelton was also named the 2009 outstanding alumnus for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Shelton, of Conway, earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1997. Originally (TOm West Palm Beach, Fla., he was active i.11 campus life while a student, serving with the Student Government Association and the S.C. Student Legislature. He earned a law degree from rae University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000. He is chairman of the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association, having served as president of the organization from 2004 to 2008. He is vice chair of'the Tara Hall Home for Boys board of directors; president of the Hony County Foster Parents Association; a member of the Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club; and past chair of the City of Conway Elections Commission. He and his wife Tabby Shelton '99 are also active members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Conway.

Thomas Loehr - E. Craig Wall Sr.

College of Business Administration

A 1980 business management major, Loehr is executive vice president of Crosspointe, the Rolls-Royce North America manufacturing center ill Virginia. A native of Conway, be earned an MBA from Clemson University i.11 1989. He began his career with Emerson Electric and spent 16 years with Honeywell in senior finance and operations positions. He has also worked for the Rogers Group, a crusbed stone/quarrycompany ill Indiana, as managing director and region controller, Loehr joined

Rolls-Royce Corporation 111 Indianapolis in 2000, where he served as vice president of purchasing and vice president of finance and IT before moving into his present position. In 2007, Loehr established II Rolls Royce Scholars program in partnership with Coastal Carolina University. The program offers internships to CCU students and has led to full-time positions with the company.

Melissa McCloud - Spadoni College of'Education

A 1995 early childhood education graduate, McCloud is a regional instructional coach with the S.C. Department of Education's Bridges to Early Learning Program. After earning her bachelor's degree at CCU, she worked for five years as au elementary school teacher in Horry County. She has earned two master's degrees, one in elementary education and one in leadership and superv IS 10Il. McCloud has served as an elementary school principal in Marion County for four years. In bel' current position with the Bridge program, she is an instructional coach for 4K teachers in Marion, Florence and Dinan counties, working with public schools,head start and private chi ldcare teachers.

Caryn Self-Sullivan - College of Natural and Applied Sciences

A 1997 graduate in marine science, Self-Sullivan currently teaches at Georgia Southern University. Since 1998 she has been leading a research project on the ecology and behavior of manatees and dolphins in Belize, The project, which has gained international renown, has supported many internships for Coastal Carolina University students. She is the founder of Sirenian International, a nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to theconservation of endangered manatees and dugongs, Self- Sullivan has been committed to the development of educators and researchers in developing countries and has created educational presentations, workshops and field courses in the U.S., Belize, the Dominican Republic and Ghana. Sheearned a Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries science from Texas A&M University in 2008.

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Do You Kiss Your Dog? Are Doggy Kisses Delightful or Dangerous?

Who can forget Lucy's reaction when Snoopy gives her a big, wet smack on the lips?

'I've been kissed by a dog! I have dog genus! Gel hot water, get some disinfectant, get some iodine!"

Lucy, it seems, is in the minority _ .. as far as pet lovers go, anyway. A poll by PDSA, the UK's leading veterinary charity, found two-thirds of dog owners kiss their pets. Another survey, this one commissioned by Del Monte Food and involving 1 ,000 dog owners, found that 32 percent smooch their poocb!

Still other surveys have found that more than half of pet owners let their pets lick their face, and wouldn't have it any other way.

And when it c-omes to their pet being in danger, S8 percent of pet owners said they'd be willing to go "mouth to muzzle" and give their cat or dog CPR in an emergency. In fact, the recent Associated PressPetside.corn poll found that 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent

of cat owners said they'd be at least somewhat Likely to perform CPR on their pets.

For those of you who fall i.nto the growing group of pel owners who happily take a lick 01] the face or plant a smooch on your pooch ... should you be worried? Should we all really be following Lucy's lead and, instead of nuzzling up to our furry friends be running for the disinfectant?

Are Canine Kisses Safe?

It's a question many pet lovers scoffat, but the truth is it is possible to get germs from your pet, and vice versa.

Recent research by Dr. Richard Oehler and colleagues at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa found that dogs and cats can transmit the drugresistant bacteria known as MRSA along with at least 30 other potentially disease-causing organisms.

"Pet owners are often unaware of the potential for transmission of life-threatening pathogens from their canine and feline compao-

ions," the researchers told ABC News.

In most cases, however, the researchers pointed out that transferring germs justfrom routine contact is relatively rare. Instead, most

bugs are transmitted by bites or scratches.

About 20 percent of dog and cat bites can result in serious infection, with hands being the body part most Likely to develop infections; up to

40 percent of dog bites to the hands become infected.

Licks to Your Face May Not be So Bad After AU

A separate study by Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, also found that regular bonding behaviors between pets and their owners are not a significant cause for concern.

"I became interested in the topic because thereis such a strong bond between dogs and their owners," Stenske said. "If you look at one study, 84 percent of people say their dog is like a child to them."

Close to half of dog owners share food with their dogs, and more than half sleep with their dogs in their bed and let their dogs lick them on the face, Stenske said.

"We also know diseases can be shared between dogs and people," Stenske said in a K-State press release. "About 75 percent of emerging diseases are zoonotic, meaning they are transferable

between humans and other animals. With these two pieces of knowledge, I wanted to examine the public health aspects of such activities."

So Stenske studied fecal samples from dogs and owners, checking for E. coli strains. She found that 10 percent of dogs and their owners shared the same E. coli strains.

What does this mean?

Bonding behaviors like sharing the bed or allowing licks on your face were not likely to increase shared E.coLi. However, Stenske did find an association between antibiotic-resistant E. coli and owners who didn't wash their bands after petting their dogs or before cooking meals.

Can the Kisses Continue?

The research is fairly unanimous that pelting and bonding with your pets is not Likely to cause illness, as long as you're healthy. Still, practicing good hygiene by keeping your pet clean and healthy is important.

Finally, washing your hands after interacting with your pet - especially before eating, cooking or handling food - is a good common sense approach to follow.

Grand Strand Welcomes Nonstop Air Service From Toronto

_ By Nancy Gray

The Myrtle Chamber

Beach

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Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced nonstop, twice-weekly service on P0I1er Airlines from Toronto City Centre (Island) Airport (TCCA) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) beginning Feb. 28, 2010, through May 30, 2010. One-way fares start at $179 plus taxes and are available to book now via Fly Porter. com.

The investment in this service signals a continued, growing interest from Canadian travelers in visiting the Myrtle Beach area. Though not the firs! international service for Myrtle Beach International, it is the first in the area in several years. This new growth clearly positions Myrtle Beach as an attractive and accessible destination in the Canadian tra ve I marke tp I a ce.

"The Canadian travel market is colossal for the Myrtle Beach area," said Brad Dean, president and chief executive officer of MBACC/CVB. "Canadians already have access to Myrtle Beach through nonstop service from Niagara Falls, N.Y., as well as Plattsburg, N.Y. for eastern Canada via Direct Air; however, Porter's new international service from Toronto will inspire even more Canadian guests to visit the area through these fast and afford-

able flights. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Porter and more Canadians to Myrtle Beach,"

The lucrative Canadian market is the largest international market for visitation to the United States. In 2008 South Carolina welcomed almost a million Canadian visitors, OEl average spending 7.2 nights in the state; more than 85 percent of Myrtle Beach's international visitor base is made up of Canadian visitors, with Ontario the destinati on's top international market overall.

To tap into the Canadian market in more depth, the MBACCJCVB recently announced the appointment of Kimberly Hartley, president and executive director of Travel Solutions by Design (Corp.), as the director of Canada for the Myrtle Beach area. Hartley is well-known and respected throughout the travel industry as a leader and expert in destination sales and marketing in Canada.

"I am excited to be able to bring the Myrtle Beach area to the forefront and promote the destination to retail travel agents and consortiums; tour operators, wholesale and motorcoach companies; meeting, incentive and corporate group planners; as well as the trade and consumer media," Hartley said. "Canadians know of the Myrtle Beach area, but they really do not know all about what tile area has to offer today's visitor - it is an exciting and fun destination, offering

something for everyone."

Flights from Toronto on Porter Airlines begin just a few weeks before the extremely popular Canadian-American Days Festival, which attracts thousands of Canadians to Myrtle Beach each March. The strategic timing of the flight schedule was. crucial, as more than 40 percent of Canadian travelers to South Carolina visit in the first quarter of the year.

"As Ambassador to Canada, I enjoyed working with Brad Dean and the team at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce," said the Honorable David Wilkins, f0111]er South Carolina Speaker of the House and former United States Ambassador to Canada. We collaborated on promoting Myrtle Beach to Canadians, and when Porter Airlines brought me and a large contingent of Canadian dignitaries to Myrtle Beach, we struck lip a relationship that has now evolved into a partnership. This new air service will open up more travel and trade opportunities between our state and Canada than ever before."

Through its convenience, speed and service standards, Porter excels in bringing simplicity and sophistication to leisure and business travelers. The carrier serves many Canadian markets from Toronto as well as Chicago and New York (Newark) in the United States, lts new route to Myrtle Beach is the farthest south Porter

has ever flown.

"Myrtle Beach is an excellent leisure destination for our passengers," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, "It appeals. to everyone from families to sports enthusiasts and is a good match with our successful seasonal program in Mont Tremblant, We now provide top fligbt golf and ski options to su it all tastes."

In July Horry County, S.c., announced plans to continue an airport landing fee incentive program started in 2008, which included the elimination of landi ng fees on all non-U.S. routes among other incentives for domestic flights to the destination. The program has attracted other important carriers such as Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air to begin service from key domestic markets like

Chicago, IlL, and Allentown, Pa.

"Myrtle Beach has long been recognized as the ultimate golf experience with more 'Top 100' golf courses than any other golf destination in the United States," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "Our research tells us that nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach are a critical consideration for golfers because less travel time means more time on the golf course. Toronto has been one of our top golf markets for many years, and Porter Airlines will provide a valuable service to the Myrtle Beach area by offering affordable direct flights for families looking for a beach vacation and for golfers to experience ow: great courses."

Based all 2006 visitor research, the MBACC estimates that six percent of travelers fly to Myrtle Beach. Some 14 million travelers visit the destination each year;

The Bombardier Q400 is exclusive to Porter Airfines, Photo courtesy Porter Airlines.

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DEAR MARY:

For the moment, allow the new cat to heal. Then, take her to the vet to find out if she is spayed, and if not, get that done. Having her spayed probably won't guarantee peace in tbe house, hut it will protect her from pregnancy if she gets outside:

Getting the pair to get along will be di ff cull. It's not impossible, but there's a good chance that the best relationship they'll have is a mutual respect of each other's territory, Keep Carlo and the new cat separated when you're not home. When you are at home, have them interact in "neutral territory" (away from food dishes and cat boxes). Keep a shaker can of coins at hand. If'their hissing rises in pitch or a paw swats out - or all-out war begins - shake the can hard near them.

Gradually increase the amount of time that the cats spend together in neutral territory. Keep your voice calm but finn during these interactions. While they get used to each other, keep their food and litter boxes apart. If they improve relations, you. can try gradually moving their food dishes into one common area.

Don'. Forset Fldo Durlns Holld'ays

It's that lime of year again. The holidays are moving into full swing as we prepare for Thanksgiving, with Christmas and New Year's approaching fast And amid all the bustle, it's important to remember our pets and keep them safe.

Melanie Monteiro, the author of "The Safe Dog Handbook: A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, indoors and Out" (Quarry Books) offers some important tips to keep dogs" and other pets - safe this holiday season and throughout the year.

• Poisoning:

Ingesting chocolate or sweets that contain ingredients like raisins or xylitol (an artificial sweetener) can cause severe health complications and possibly death.

• Choking:

Small decorations, candy wrappers, holiday lights and wrapping papers are among the items that a pel can ingest and possibly choke Oil.

• "Bolting":

A pet Cal] run away when alarmed, particularly at loud noises or when surrounded by unfamiliar people. A pet may run outside as you open the door, or may escape unnoticed while you're entertaining.

• Costumes:

Antlers on a pup are cute, but make sure they aren't hurting it and that no small parts can fall off or be chewed off and ingested. Pet costumes shouldn't restrict movement or ha ve elastic bands, and should allow the pet to eat, drink and eliminate when needed.

Throughout the season, make lime for your pet. It's easy for extra walks and play time to fall by the wayside as relatives and friends tiller through. YOUI pet will adjust more easily to the stresses ofthe holidays if its regular schedule is maintained.

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New Exhibit at Museum Demonstrates Shifting Shoreline

By Elizabeth Campbell

other exhibits seasonal changes in prevailing winds, wind energy, tides, and the changing Carolina coastline over millions of years. "

The interactive exhibit

depicts a model of Oregon Inlet in the northern Outer Banks. Visitors push a button that activates a pump and simulates a littoral current, Littoral currents are the drift of sea water along the beach due to waves, tidal flows and the wind. This current can pick up sand and move it along the beach, Visitors can move plastic parts around in the current to see the effect of permanent structures like jetties and sea walls,

Visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina and see the newest educational exhibit that demonstrates the unique environment of the Coastal Caorlina region, On Nov, 20, a new exhibit The Shore is Shifting, about inlet migration and hard structures on the coast will open at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. "The exhibit came to our Museum from Nauticus, a marine science learning center in Norfolk, Va., said executive director Scott Kucera. "It is located in the Changing Tides Gallery and fits well with the themes of the

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Shifting will be held on Friday, Nov. 20 at 10:15. Other Museum visitors may tour the exhibit after the preview,

Other Museum programs and activities include Preschoolers Day Out at 11 a.m, on Fridays and holiday

exhi b its, hands-on acti viti es and a tidal touch tank with live sea animals feature the natural history, environment, and culture of the Coastal Carolinas,

Fall and holiday hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.111. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 26, The Museum is closed on Dec, 25 and Jan, 1 and will open

Trustee Marty Cooke for transporting the exhibit, and to Buddy Russell for the electrical installation, Volunteers Bob Eronimous and Ed Ovsenick assisted with the installation, UNC-W Intern Veronica Gore Kennedy is researching and writing the educational handout.

A Member and Volunteer Preview for The Shore is

crafts and letters to Santa in late Nov, and Dec,

The Museum of Coastal Carolina, N.C.'s only natural history museum on a barrier island, is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach beside the playground and just a block from the beach and the pier. Enjoy coastal natural history, , .. forthe fun of it. Seven galleries with dioramas,

during Dec, 28-30 from 10 a.rn. to 4 p.ru, Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior adults 60 and over, $6 students K -12 and college ID, and $4 for preschoolers ages 3-5, Ages 2 and under are free. Annual memberships are available. The Museum is looking for volunteers. Check www.museumofcc.org or call 910-579- 10 J 6 for further information.

NMB To Host NCAA Spring Softball Training

By Jennifer Prince

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce ill partnership with the City of North Myrtle Beach bave announced that the NCAA Division U and Division ill Fast-Pitch Softball Spring Training Event will be held in North Myrtle Beach February 26 thru April 2, 201 J.

This event is sponsored and: administered by the National Collegiate Sports lnvitational (NCSI) and the NCSI Event Committee. Anticipated NCAA Division n and Division 11J Softball Teams, in the five week national spring training event, will bring

40 teams for the 20 II competition, with all average of 640 athletes, 160 coaches, 40 NCAA officials and various NCSI Event Directors,

"We are excited to welcome these collegiate teams to our community, And we are confident that this will be a long-term and growing relationship over the coming years. TIle chamber in conjunction with the city will continue to grow our sports tourism efforts," stated Marc Jordan, presidentlCEO of the Chamber.

For more information on the National Collegiate Sports Invitational visit www.ncsiarhletics.corn.

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TRIVIA Test

by Fifi Rodriguez

1. LITERATURE: What is the literary device called alliteration?

2. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numerals MMDLV.II?

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5. MOVIES: What was Forrest Gump's home state?

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(In the Name of Love)"?

7. CHEMISTRY: What is the symbol for the element magnesium?

8. GEOGRAPHY: What modem European country was called Lusitania in Roman times?

9. LANGUAGE: In Latin names for the days of the week, what planet is represented by Wednesday? 10.ANIMAL WORLD:. Which insect can sting only once?

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