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Southern Hold- gs Case ees Independent look bv S eeial Proseeot r

By Paul Gable

Of all the various documents in the Southern Holdings case, the one I continue to find most troubling is the denial by Judge R. Bryan Harwell of a plaintiff's motion, under Rule 60(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to set aside the "settlement" in the case and allow the case to go to trial due to fraud and conspiracy "under color of law."

Early in his order, Harwell says the motion was not filed in a timely manner. "In McLawhorn v. John W. Daniel & Co., lnc., the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a Rule 60(b) motion as untimely when the motion was filed three and one-half months after the court's summary judgment order. 924 F,2d at 538. The Fourth Circuit stated: "[w]e have held on several occasions that a Rule 60(b) motion is not timely

_ brought when it is made three to four months after the original judgment and no valid reason is given for the delay. Id. (emphasis added)," Harwell wrote.

However, the FRCP allow one year to filea 60(b) motion and the Supreme Court in the Atlas Glass case decided there was no time limit when fraud and conspiracy are involved. The motion was filed within the year time limit and much of the apparent fraud and conspiracy evidence was discovered in the four months leading up to the filing. It takes time to root out exactly how this case was handled,

Throughout his ruling,

Harwell downplays the p'laintiffs' arguments and takes the side of the defendants, In the examples below, Noel Herold, a former FBI special agent and current FBI consultant on video and audio tape analysis, plays a key part,

"Plaintiffs make a point of arguing there were written procedure manuals that the defendants and/or Noel Herold failed to produce, However, at the May 4, 2007 hearing. the court expressed that its understanding was that Herold did not rely on any written policies or procedures in forming his opinion or conducting his analysis," said Harwell in his ruling,

This is not exactly a true statement of what was present-

ed at the May 4, 2.007 hearing. Noel Herold, during his deposition, testified that there were no written policy or procedure manuals existing in the lab at the time he conducted his analysis of the tapes, therefore, there were no written procedures to follow.

In January 2008, the plaintiffs discovered and obtained possession of the FBI Quality Assurance Manual that was in effect when Herold analyzed the tapes and thai Herold testified did not exist

The judge also chose to ignore the fact thai the plaintiffs discovered, after the case was settled, an article authored by Herold and published in the July 2006 tssue of the FBI's industry publication Forensic Science Communications, The contents of the article could have been used to counter Herold'stestimany in his deposition because the article agreed with plaintiff's expert Steve Cain's analysis of indications on the tape that indicated editing,

Herold did not include this article on his Curriculum Vitae submitted for the Southern Holdings case, even though its inclusion was required by federal law, This was just one of many false or omitted facts on the Herold CV

The judge., in his own writing, chooses to ignore another darnaging piece of new evidence about Herold the plaintiffs discovered,

"Plaintiffs' March 27, 2008 interview with Brenda Brent of the FBI, which allegedly establishes Herold's perjury during his deposition," writes Harwell in his order,

Is no! the statement of an FBI colleague of Herold's about potential perjury on the part of Herold in his deposition more than something to just ignore?

Harwell uses the following statement to d.i scount or ignore,

the many problems with

Herold's testimony, "The

remaining items concern

Defendants' expert Noel Herold, who provided testimony concerning whether the videotape from Brantly's pollee cruiser had been altered or any part erased, Plaintiffs cannot show they were diligent in discovering the evidence concerning Herold, There is no reason why Plaintiffs' counsel could not

have obtained these items before the time to move for a new trial under Rule 59(b), They could have obtained this information regarding this key expert witness prior to trial. Additionally, each item of "newly discovered evidence" related to

Noel Herold is common

impeachment evidence.

Lawyers commonly cross examine experts regarding their involvement in other cases, failure to follow standard exarnination protocols and procedures, 1 articles authored/published by the expert, etc,"

With respect to the plaintiffs' claims of fraud, Harwell wrote, "On the surface, Plaintiffs allegations appear to constitute serious misconduct, which, ·if true, could warrant a new trial, sanctions, and discipline by the State bar. However, upon closer examination, the court is simply unable to find clear and convincingevidence of rnisconduct."

Remember, the judge says if the allegations of the plaintiffs are true, could warrant a new trial and sanctions,

"With regard to Noel Herold's involvement in this case, it is clear from the record that

Noel Herold was a nonretained expert whose testimony Defendants intended to offer at trial.

Defendants' attorneys were clear on that point ~ that they did not retain Noel Herold, While

There (SiC) may have been some mis-communication or misunderstanding regarding the manner Herold was brought into this case, the court does not conclude that there was any intentional manipulation or wrongdoing by the parties in this case," wrote HarwelL

The defendants' attorneys and the judge want to make a big thing that Herold was not a witness retained by the defense, However, for three years, Herold was referred to as the "defense expert" even mentioned in this order as such by Harwell. When it began to become clear that Herold would be a problem witness, due to the many discrepancies with his deposition, CV and other evidence, the judge and defense attorneys tried to distance Herold from the defense case,

The court does no! conclude that there was any "intentional

manipulation or wrongdoing by the parties in this case" in the way Herold was brought into the case,

FBI agents and consultants, by federal law, are specifically excluded from examining evidence in a civil case in which the federal government or one of its agencies is not a party. Neither the federal government nor any of its agencies was a party in the Southern Holdings case,

Just like the above business about Herold being the "defense expert", for three years. defense attorneys consistently said in motions, responses and court hearings that Herold was brought into the case "by court order."

When the South Carolina Law Enforoement Division (SLED) sent the above mentioned videotapes to the FBI for analysis, a letter by Captain David Caldwell of SLED to Kerry Haynes of the FBI states," Judge R. Bryan Harwell of the U,S. District Court has ordered that SLED deliver to the FBI the three (3) enclosed VHS videotapes for the purpose of examination to determine if they have been altered or edited,"

This statement is very clearthe judge ordered the FBI. 10 examine the videotapes, according to SLED officials,

However, during a May 4, 2007 court hearing, Harwell totally contradicted the above statement

Judge Harwell: "But let me raise something, I'm doing this because I take my obliqation seriously, as those of you who know me or who have known me a long time .. 1 was glancing through the videotape deposition of Mr. Herold, and there was not an objection made, but I think it's incumbent on me 10 sua sponte raise it, and I'm not implying that there was any intentional mischaracterization at all, but Mr, Herold was not, to my knowledge, a 706 courtappointed expert, I signed a consent order that the lawyers gave me, that basically dealt with shepherding these tapes around, and that was in 2004, I don't know whether y'alJ intendedit to be a 706 expert, but I don't think this order designated him a 706 court-appointed expert,

Later in the hearing, Judge

Harwell addresses defense attorney Jay Saleeby on the above point: "You would agree with me, that was not the intent?" the judge asks Sal.eeby.

"Absolutely, your honor," Saleeby replied,

So the judge says he did no! order the FBI, or anyone else, to examine the vldeotapes and a defense attorney, who specifically stated the opposite in a response to the court three weeks earlier, agrees,

And the judge does not see "any intentional manipulation" by the defense side of the case to "play around" with the videotapes, a key piece of evidence in the lawsuit?

Plaintiffs' videotape analysis expert Steve Cain submitted a four-page report identifying all the anomalies he found with the tapes submitted to him for examination. Herold submitted a four-sentence report stating the tapes were no! edited or altered,

When Judge Harwell

issued his denial, he spoke of the two reports as being equal. He said," As for the allegation that a portion of the videotape was erased, that was a contested issue to be litigated at trial. Plaintiffs' expert opined that the tape was altered, Defendants' expert opined that there was no improper alteration, The court certainly cannot concludethat there is clear and convincing evidence that the tape was erased by the Harry County Defendants or their lawyers."

The FBI was illegally brought into the case to rebut testimony by the plaintiffs' tape expert that the videotapes in the case were altered or edited, The defense attorneys in the case c'laimed for three years that Judge Harwell ordered the FBI to analyze the tapes, until Harwell himself denied doing so .. The FBI expert presented a false Curriculum Vitae to the court and swore it was "accurate" during his deposition,

But the judge does not conclude the court does not conclude that "there was any intentional manipulation or wrongdoin9 by the parties in this case," or "the court is simply unable to find clear and convincing evidence of misconduct"

I don't know what the judge calls misconduct and intentional manipulation, but it sure looks to me like just those things happened, I wonder what an independently appointed special prosecutor would find?

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ALTERNATIVES CONTENTS

Southern Holdings needsiadependent review by Paul Gable ,., , , , , , , , ,2

COMMENTARY: Libertarians nole anniversary of Bad Kelo decision " ".4

Cameron exhibit features large scale puppets, sets by Ashley Slanders , , ,5

Glenn's 10: 'Fosro Fishing Coll1J8ny ard OLJtfitters" by Glenn Arnette III . , , , , , , , , . . . . . , , , ,6

Teens lake big risk online by Rachael Friedman "", ,""", ".8

Hoffman returns to Unity 10 I'ost Aramaic workshop by Karen Larson , , , •........ , . , , , ,9

ALTERNATIVES FEATURE:

Experts loo~ at Gulf Oil Spill's ,effect on Grand Strand by Michelle Cantey ... ,10-11

BNC bank names new S.C. president by MiChelle Cantey . , , , , , . . . . . . . . , , , ' . . . . . . . . , , ,12

LEARNING ALONG THE WACCAMAW by Linda Ketron '. ' , ,', ,' ' ,13

"To Your Good Heallh" ,by Dr. Paul G, Donohue, , , , "", , ,14

Boost your cililds brain power this summer from Family Features ' , , , , , ' , .15

Columbia Museum to feature Lesley Dill by Allison Home , , , , , , .16

EARTH TALK: Leiters and Answers ,"", ,"', ,,17

Strange But True / Celebrity Extra / Salome's Stars , , , , , ' , , , ' , ,18

Literary Page: by Mona PruferlBest Seller Lists , , , " , , , , , , 19

SpJleto fesfivalends on high note by Paula Edwards "",.........,""',.....,.20

Masters of Ceramics at Columbia Museum of Art by AI~son Home , , , , , , ,21

COMMENTARY: 'Porker of the Month" by Leslie Paige , , , , , ' , ' , , 22

NIGHT LIFE & ENTERTAINMENT:

RiJadrunneriloud & Proud. sign Kenny Wayne Shepard by Brian M. Ha'Me I Beach Newz:

Music webcasts and blogs by Dariel Bendin /O:n::atQffi1r " " , 23-23

GEEK STRAND: "From Enterprise 10 every day" by Christopher A. Huff. , , ,27

Fireworks and Summerfes! at Barefoo! by Kim Kelley , " , , , , .28

Reveling in the hardship vs Celebrating the success from SixWise.com ,.29

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Register rlOW for Jim Roach Memorial GoHoumament by Mefinda Johnson ' , , .34

Phillips Seafood s back! by TBone Terry , ..... , , , , , , , , , ...... , ' , , , , , 35

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Twisting In The Wind I Paw's Corner .. ,""", ,"', , ,37

Gdf tourney renems listen to your Heart" founda~on by JessK'a Durivage ' ,38

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BRIEFS ALOIIG '-HE COAS-r

By Mona Prufer

Rent-A- Text Offered at CCU

Coastal Carolina University is offering textbook rental services at the CCU Bookstore this fall, which could save students as much as 50 percent on their book purchases.

Rent-A- Text will offer students a rental option on 64 titles selected by faculty for use this fait The list of rental

titles is expected to grow.

Coasta.l Carolina

University's textbook rental program wilJ be available to students in the store and online with in-store pick up, and win allow students to choose a form of payment including financial aid. Students will also have the option to purchase the textbook at the end of the term.

"Delivering a rental option

from the CCU Bookstore will be great for our students," says CCU bookstore manager Cindy Most. "It offers the students another way to control the cost of their education."

Rent-A~ Text will be offered through the University's ongoing partnership with Follett Higher-Education Group, which services the CCU Bookstore.

For more information, call the bookstore at 843-349- 2360.

By Nancy Greene

High Steppin' Country Show at Lakewood

Representatives from

Lakewood Camping Resort today announced that High Steppin' Country, the property's energetic musical show, has officially opened for the 2010 season.

High Steppin' Country, an exciting hour and a half live musical variety show, will run through Labor Day weekend

on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m, This season's musical lineup includes a variety of legendary country, pop eighties, top 40 country, gospel and patriotic music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children four to 11 years-of-age.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of High Steppin' Country's 2010 season," said Robert Clinger, general man-

ager of Lakewood Camping Resort. "Our musical variety show is always a favorite among our guests as well as many locals. We have several new acts this year that will positively de.light our audiences .. "

For more information, contact Lakewood Camping Resort at 843-238-51.61 or visit www.lakewoodcampground.com.

Osgood Appointed to Senior Living Communities' Board of Directors

By Katie Huffstetler

Brightwater, a luxury retirement community in Myrt,le Beach, S.C., has announced the appointment of Janet Osgood to the Senior Livinq Communities' board of directors. Osgood will represent the retirement community's interests in meetings with Brightwater's management team.

Osgood graduated from Columbia University and' Presbyterian Hospital in New York City with a bachelor's of science in nursing education.

She served' as assistant superintendent of the medical unit at Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island', NY for 11 years. After relocating to Jacksonville, Fla. Osgood became a rehabilitation nurse supervisor for the Workers' Compensation Division of the Florida Department of Labor before moving to Tallahassee where she was appointed bureau chief of rehabilitation and medical services for the same agency.

Osgood moved to Brightwater in March 2009, shortly after the community opened.

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Bad Helo Decision

June 23 marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo v. New London decision. On the eve of the anniversary, the Libertarian Party published the foll'owing open letter:

We, the state chairs of the , Libertarian Party, and members of the Libertarian National Committee (LNG), wish to calf attention to the fifth I anniversary of the wrongful Kelo v ..

New London decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Susette Kelo and her co-plaintiffs simply wanted to be left in peace

in their homes, but the New

London Development

Corp. wanted their

land for its own development purposes, and convinced the City of

_ New London to condemn their property for its benefit.

By rendering its

decision against

Susette Kelo and her coplaintiffs,. the court gutted an important private property protec-

tion of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court decided that it is acceptable for government entities to condemn and seize private property, even when the purpose is to offer that property to another private owner for economic development.

The Supreme Court's decision expanded the government's unjust power of eminent domain.

Even more shamefully, the proposed development never materialized. The Institute for Justice recently noted that 'The very land where Susette Kelo's home once stood remains barren -- home to nothing but feral cats, seagulls and weeds. '

Eminent domain is bad enough when it is used to expand government roads and schools, but the practice of forcibly taking a person's land to give to a company for things like shopping malls is utterly wrong.

The Libertarian Party has always showed strong support for private property rights. Our platform states that 'we oppose all government interference wIth private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain.'

Last year, Susette Kelo commented that 'even though over 40 states have passed legislation offering some protection to home and

business owners, don't think your property is safe, because it is not.' The Castle Coalition, which works to protect

property owners

from eminent

domain abuse, has given only five states an A or A~ rating for eminent

domain reform in the wake of the Kelo decision. Many states have passed reforms that sound strong at first, but contain major loopholes or other bad provisions. Republicans and Democrats like to posture as eminent domain reformers while they carve auf exceptions for special interests.

We calf on the Supreme Court to reverse the Kelo ruling in a future case, and we calf on all 50 states to adopt laws or constitutional amendments to eliminate this practice.

READER COMMENTS

The Heart 01 A Patriot

By Jean Hampton

See the look of passion for freedom in the eyes of the soldier;

Watch the smile of a child at play living in a free land,

Though too young to comprehend the high price paid till he is older When the blessinqs of liberty cause him to understand.

The Patriot zealously loves and supports his country

In its strength he stands proud; in its weakness he prays.

Sometimes the call comes to. defend the 'foundation of liberty

When enemies from without and within threaten to destroyits best days.

The Constitufion reveals the oourage of the Patriots before us

Who blazed the path of justice and representation for alt,

The sacrifice they made gave us "One nation under God" with trust And the United States became the strongest republ.ic as she accepted the €C).H.

In contrast the coward hides in obscurity on the sidelines

With a voice of contempt, moc'kery and ridicule:

While the brave patriot's heart. beats strong with desire

As he stands and fights persistently for the "red, white and blue",

"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" echoes from the Declaration That this nation is founded on Godgiven, inalienable rights ..

From the hearts of a few Patriots came a fundamental proclamation That enables all who desire to upheld it to soar to unlimited heights.

"Wh~o-are patriots and where are they?" some may ask.

Look around and see moms, dads, children, youth, professionals everywhere;

The everyday, hardworking American who faithfully executes the task

Of being responsible, honest and true to freedom's cause both far and near,

LET FREEDOM RING, PATRIOTS!

(signed)

Barbara Howe, North Carolina Michael Carmany, South Carolina

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Cameron Exhibit Features Large Scale Puppets and Set Designs

By Ashley Stan.dera

PuppetArtis an exhibition presented by the Cameron Art Museum in collaboration with the Port City Puppet Festival, sponsored by the Puppeteers of America Southeast Region and the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts. The exhlbilionfeatures large-scale puppets and set desiqns from the famous Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theatre, and selected international puppets from various historical periods drawn from the collection of Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts.

A wildly celebratory opening reception and program will be held Thursday, July 15, which

also marks the opening festivities of the Port City Puppet Festival. Admission to the evening's events will be free of charge for museum members and Festival registrants; non members or registrants may g'ain entry for a charge of $5.

The evening's program will begin at 5: 15 pm with a special puppet dance performance entitled "Almost Human," choreographed and performed by Alban Elved Dance company/Karola l.uttrinqhaus, presented outside the museum's entrance, followed by a kids/family open.ing beginning at 5:30 p.rn., featuring 'The Amazing Mysto's Magic Show" by Peter

Allen. At 6 p.m .. attendees will be welcomed to a g.allery talk by puppet scholar John Bell, with weIcoming remarks and introductory remarks by museum and UNCW representatives. The Port City Puppet festival will present a performance of "Pulcinella" by Paul Mesner at 7:30.

The exhibition and evening's programs are the result of another great collaboration between the Cameron Art Museum and the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts.

For more information about the museum, visit www,cameronartmuseum.com or www.portcitypuppel.org.

Conway National Bank Honors Employees

By Robin. McCord

The Conway National Bank has announced employee recognition for continued service to the bank: Suzette Jackson for fifteen years; and Ginny Schrader and Lori Schuessler, both for five years of continued service to the bank.

Jackson is a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and attended Central Piedmont Community College. As branch operations manager of the Northside Office, she is responsible for daily operations of the office andcustomer service. She lives in Myrtie Beach with her husband, John.

A native of Mamaroneck, N.Y.,. Ginny Schrader is a graduate of Rye Neck High School and Berkley Secretarial School. She lives in Myrtle Beach and is a feller at the Pawleys Island office, Conway native Lori Schuessler is a grad.uate of Conway High School and is a loanprocessor atthe Surfside Beach Office.

The Conway National Bank was founded in 1903 and has 14 offices in Horry and Georgetown counties,

White Ladies,created by Peter Schumann for a production of Oedpjus Rex in the early 19905.

Iconomist Schunk To leave eeu for Banking Position In Minnesota

By Mona Prufer

Coastal Carolina University Research

Economist Don Schunk has accepted a position with u..S. Bank at the company's headquarters in Minneapolis and will be leaving CCU at the end of June. Schunk said he and his wife Tammy made the decision to return to their home state of Minnesota to be closer 10 aging relatives.

Schunk has been employed in the BB& T Ge nter for Economic and Community Development in CCU's Wall College of Business since January 2007. "Don Schunk's research and economic forecasting has provided invaluable insi.ght for business,industry and government on a local. state and regional level, said CCU President David A. DeCenzo. "His work has played a pivotal role in raising awareness about the tremendous expertise we have on the CCU campus and specifically in

the Wall College of Business. Don will be truly missed."

During his time at CCU, Schunk led several key projects, most recently a study called the "Economic Impacts of Tourism on the Grand Strand," !hefirst full-scale analysis of the role that tourism plays in the broader Grand Strand economy. Schunk also developed studies on the economic impacts of 1-73 and the Port of Georgetown, along with the monthly analyses of current state and local employment/unemployment data,

"Probably the most satisfying part of the job has been the opportunity to reach out to the broader community to help provide education and perspective on economic conditions, trends and issues," said Schunk. "The support I've received from CCU and the Wall College has been tremendous, and I've thorougbly enjoyed the opportunity to help move the University forward in its mission."

Brandon Announces Social Media Team

By Nancy Greene

Representatives from The Brandon Agency announced that Michael Jordan and Braden Pate will lead the agency's social media team. Jordan, who joined the .Agency in 2002 as a public relations associate, will head-up the team as a social media specialist/manager. Pate, who recently served as an intern for the agency, will take on the new role of new media designer. Jordan and Pate will be responsible for executing and managing Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube accounts for the Agency's social media clients.

Prior to joining The Brandon Agency, Jordan served asa reporter for several South Carolina newspapers including the North Myrtle Beach Times, Florence Morning News and The Sun News, He received a bachelor of arts in mass communication from Francis Marion University in Florence, S,C.

In addition to interning in the creative department at The Brandon Agency, Pate also served as art director for both

Archarios Literary Art magazine and Tapestry magazine in MyrtIe Beach. He received a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.

"I am thrilled to announce the addition of our newest department," said Scott Brandon, president of The Brandon Agency. "The agency has always been on the cuttinq edge of social media. By .implementing these new positions we are assuring our clients that their social media expectations will be exceeded. I look forward to many great things from Michael and Braden as they head-up this new endeavor."

The Brandon Agency currently handles social media efforts for a variety of accounts in a range of categories. With clients located througbout the United Slates, The Brandon Agency currently services the following social media accounts:

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Fly Fishing At Its Best! By Glenn .Arnette, III

The mountains are calling, weather is cooler and the scenery is breathtaking. Boone, North Carolina offers each and every visitor a collection of exciting things to do every singl.e minute of every clay. From fishing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, shopping, great food and more, you can become a mountaineer in just a matter of seconds.

When invited by the

Chamber of Commerce in Boone, N.C. to visit Watauga County, I soon discovered the

John lord, manager and fishing guide Tyler Almond.

The Fosco Outfitters Facility

you time to think and appreciate the good things in life.

Fly fishing is an art and requires patience. You are there to outsmart the trout and make it think your "fly" could be delicious and absolutely Ihe meal of the day. Catch and release is my personal choice while fishing, especially when you catch an old codger with many facial hook marks from capture and release over the years. [caught the big one, but before I could get the camera, it slipped away from my hands. (I know you heard that story before!) You stand in water proof pants and wading boots with everything you need attached to your outfit. "Flies are the secret to success and you frequently have 10 change them to find which one is the right one for the day. There is a certain way to cast and a moment you just watch and ready yourself to snap the line and catch your Brown, Brook. or Rainbow Trout. My day was considered lucky as I caught around ei.ght Rainbow trout before h.eading back to the Outfitter's office.

This is a must when you go to the hills. Contact the Fosco Fishing Company and Outfitters at 828-963-6556 and make a reservation before arriving in Boone. You can 90 10 their website for information:

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Teens Take Big Risks Online, New Study Says

A report released recently called "The Secret Online lives of Teens" is a revealing peak at just how much our kids risk when they interact online, and one expert believes it's more than just a wake-up call.

The study, conducted by Harris Interactive for McAfee, asked 955 American teens (includi ng 593 aged 13-15 and 362 aged 16-17) a bout thei r attitudes on Internet privacy. The results are troubling for any parents of teenagers.

• 69 percent of teens

freely divulged their physical location

• 28 percent chatted with strangers

Of those who chatted with strangers, defined as people they do not know in the offline world:

• 43 percent shared their first name

• 24 percent shared their email address

• 18 percent posted photos of themselves

• 12 percent posted their cell phone number

What's more, girls make themselves targets more often than boys: 32% of the girl respondents indicated they chat with strangers online vs. 24% of boy respondents, according to the survey.

Mary Kay Hoal, a concerned mom and global media expert who addressed her Internet safety issues by creating a social network exclusively for kids and teens - www.yoursphere.com - believes that this is more than just a wake-up call for parents and teens.

"This study is Pearl Harbor in the war against Internet

predators," she said. "While the headline always changes from cyberbulJies to privacy issues, what remains constant, and will continue to, is the risky behavior teens can participate in. If you don't want your kids participating in certain behaviors offline, why would you permit them online? If you tell them not to talk to strangers at the mall, why allow it on the Internet? Parents need to take notice now, and they need to teach their kids about the dangers of predators. It's very

real."

Hoal has been studying this issue for more than four years. She created Yoursphere as a response to her own daughter establishing profiles behind her back on social networking sites. Her goal is to create a positive place for children and teens

that offers all the best the Internet has to offer, without the dangers of predators, bullies and others who seek to use the anonymity of the Internet to victimize children.

"As parents, we need to do three things right now," she said. "We need to learn about the online dangers for kids and teach our kids about them, just as we'd talk to them about drugs, sex, learning to drive a car or ride a bike safely. Next, we need to show our kids how to protect their online and offline privacy, so the predators and bullies are less capable of taking advantage of them. Finally, we need to set up a set of rules for our kids for their online lives that match their rules for their offline lives. The most effective litmus test is this: If the activity or behavior in question is inappropriate offline, then it is inappropriate online, as well. The combina-

tion of anonymity and technology that exists online can create a wide variety of hazards for teens, getting in the way of all the good things that exist for them on the Internet. We need to be able to use basic, common sense safety guidelines to help clear that path."

A proud wife and mother of five children (both biological and adopted, ranging in age from six to 19 years old), Mary Kay faces the same challenges every parent does. After researching the disturbing landscape of social networking sites - including endless inappropriate content and thousands of predators targeting youth - she has conceived a free and positive place for kids and teens online as well as YoursphereForParents. com, where parents can find tools and information to create a safety-first experience for their families.

The Spots To Play Conway Crawl

By Hillary Howard

every Thursday night

'til 8:00 PM in

Downtown Conway.

Shoppers can enjoy tastings, in-store promotions and "crawl" menus at local eateries. Many participating shops and restaurants including the Gentle Cycle Boutique on Main Street and Fresh Cut Florist &

"The Spots" will headline the Conway Crawl in downtown Conway on Thursday, July 1. This contemporary bluegrass group is a local favorite along the Grand Strand. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. on Third Avenue, but concert-goers are invited to explore downtown Conway from 5 - 8 p.m. during the weekly Conway Crawl.

The Conway Crawl takes place

it the shop during the Conway Crawl not only for Ladies Night, but to take advantage of a store-wide Crawl Special from 5-8 p.m." Fresh Cut Florist and Decor is also on board offering shoppers 15% off regular and sale merchandise during the Crawl.

This event is free and open to the public. The Conway Crawl is presented by the City of Conway, the Conway Chamber of Commerce and Conway Main Street USA. For more information contact Conway Main Street USA at 843-248-6260 or visit conwaymainstreet. com.

Contemporary bluegrass group, The Spots.

Decor on Norman

Alley offer "Crawl Only" specials on Thursday Nights. Michelle Sullivan,

owner of The Gentle Cycle Boutique is quick to remind. shoppers to "revis-

By Kristen Clark

Honk Survey Reveals Love Affair Minivan Owners Have With Their Cars

When you think about minivans, "The best car in the world!" probably isn't the first description that comes to mind. Minivan owners beg to differ, though. This group of dedicated owners considers the minivan an indispensable tool for the fast pace of modern family life.

As millions of parents get ready to load up the family vehicle and head out for summer vacation, Honk has released results from a study on minivans and minivan owners. They know that the same busy parents who shuttle kids to soccer practice, school events, and play dates are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to family vehicles.

The Honk study was comprised of a quantitative and qualitative section, with an online survey being used to

identify large themes and follow-up interviews employed to build a deeper understanding of key issues.

An overwhelming majority (86.1 %) of respondents in the survey reported that they are in love with their minivans and that the vehicle changed their lives. In follow-up interviews, they waxed poetic about sliding doors, fold-down seats, exira space, and how minivans served as a source of stability and convenience in their frantic family life.

Sliding doors were singled out as a key family feature. Parents explained that sliding doors provided vital peace of mind in parking lots, where children can sometimes swing doors open quickly and risk denting a neighboring car. Sliding doors also make I.oading and unloading cargo and children easy.

In their own words, respondents explain:

• "I wanted an SUV ... thenl hit a button, the side door opened and I very easily put the infant carrier into the seat...SOLD!"

• "For traveling more than an hour, minivans are great. My kids don't fight anymore because each gets their own

row."

• "1 always used to say I would never drive a minivan. Then I had two kids and I needed the extra space. We also have a SI. Bernard for our family pet and he's now able to travel with us. I love my minivan and am very proud of it."

Results from the survey indicate that minivan buyers were most impressed by how well suited their minivans were for family life. 87.6% of respondents were amazed at the functionality and felt that minivan made life easier.

In their own words, respondents explain:

• "I decided to get one because it seemed more practical. The space, the ride quality, the gas mileage. I just did not feel beat up like I used to after driving my old SUV."

• "We just actually went back to a van after an SUV and I am amazed at how I functioned without it for 3 years!"

• "No one can convince anyone until they see for themselves how minivans are the cars that every parent would like to drive: comfortable, roomy and excellent to drive."

As the consumer's voice in the auto industry, Honk recognizes that the opinions you value the most are ones that come from the people you know and trust. When shopping for a car, expert reviews and opinions are important, but actual experience from the

road matters more.

Headquartered in San

Francisco, Honk's mission is to put fun back into the car buying process. Honk's innovative social platform makes it easy for car buyers to engage trusted friends and family from their own social networks - as well as thousands of other users on Honk.corn - before making a decision on what car to buy.

Honk fielded a study from April to May of 2010 to gauge opinions about minivans and asked owners for feedback on their vehicles. The online survey portion of the study received responses from 204 people and follow-up interviews were conducted with an additiona! 25 respondents. 75% of respondents either currently owned a minivan or had owned a minivan in the past and 65% of all respondents were female.

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Hoffman Returns To Unity To Host Aramaic Spirituality Workshops

By Karen Larson

International Aramaic

Spirituality teacher Dale Allen Hoffman returns to Unity Christ Church for two workshops in July. An engaging and popular speaker, Dale offers stunning insights from original Aramaic scriptures and other ancient manuscripts about the miraculous capacity of the mind and the awakening consciousness of humanity.

On Saturday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, he leads the workshop "Re-Awakening the Direct Experience."

Dale shares how the original, ancient Aramaic teachings of Yeshua (Jesus) had little to nothing to do with concepts, commandments and rules, but actually embodied the "how to's" of cultivating the conscious recognition of the Presence of life Itself, or what we conceptualize as God. In the letting go of the comforting structures of rel.igion, we allow the direct religious experience to expand and flourish in our lives. Dale reveals specific spiritual practices that lie embedded within the spoken language of Jesus the Christ.

Hoffman also will give the 11 a.m. Sunday Service Talk, entitled, "Awakening Heaven."

On Sunday afternoon, July 11 from 1 :30 to 3:30 p.m., Dale

presents "Awakening Heaven:

Seven Sacred Lights of Aramaic Yeshua."ln this indepth exploration from the original Aramaic teachings of Yeshua, he focuses on seven core truths, or sacred lights. His invocation and group intonations of the teachings of Yeshua bring their blessings through, in the Aramaic in which they were first spoken, and then he offers clear interpretations in English.

Participants will then be invited into a healing prayer circle with the intent of awakening energies, s.itting or lying down, and the focus will be on further insights into the higher gifts being received. Gently guided conscious breathing allows the sacred moment to sink deep within. (Suggestion Donation: $25 per person though no one will be turned away.)

Dale Allen Hoffman is an "eternal student of the Aramaic teachings of Yeshua (Jesus)" and a 15-year teacher of spiritual insights from the ancient Aramaic language and culture.

Raised in both the Methodist and Episcopalian churches, Dale Allen Hoffman spent long hours studying the "authorized" King James Bible at the knee of his grandmother Irene. From a young age, Dale felt that something was "missing" from the King James Bible; and at the age of 9 while walking deep in

Crescent Bank Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

By Michael Jordan

Crescent Bank will hold its ninth annual Myrtle Beach Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 2, at its Myrtle Beach branch, which is located at 991 38th Avenue North.

The event is being held to thank customers for their patronage since the bank opened in July 2001. Crescent Bank will serve complimentary hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and other summer grilling favorites as an expression of thanks to customers for their loyalty.

"We want to thank our customers for their patronage," said M.J. Huggins, III, president of Crescent Bank. "We are committed to the Grand

Strand community and our Customer Appreciation Day is a small gesture of thanks to those who have supported our efforts in the Myrtle Beach area over the past nine years."

Formed in 2000, Crescent Bank is a Myrtle Beachbased bank with. 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. For additional information , call 843-626-2200 or visit haveanicebank.com or www.facebook.com/Crescent Bank.

the woods, Dale had what he calls a "Unitive" experience. It would be years into his adult life before he would fully comprehend the profound impact on his consciousness.

The next 12 years found Dale studying the works of and with many of the world's preeminent Aramaic language scholars, spiritual teachers, and religious figures.

He has been a featured writer and guest for several publications and radio programs. Hoffman is the Director of the international Aramaic Healing Circle, which grew from the founding Asheville Aramaic Healing Circle in Ashville, NC.

Now working to bring these teachings to humanity, Dale travels internationally to share this

rich spiritual wisdom, which has been veiled beneath almost two millennia of misunderstandings, skewed translations, intentional manipulation and a general lack of spiritual perception. He has produced numerous compact disk recordings, and his first book, "Awakening Heaven:

Seven Sacred Lights of Aramaic Yeshua" will be published in 2010. You may contact Dale through his website: www.DaleAllenHoffman.com. for more information about his work.

Call Unity Christ Church at 843-238-8516 for more information on these workshops. Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach is located at 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive, Surfside Beach, SC Gust off Hwy. 544 near Hwy. 17 Bypass).

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Grand Strand Beaches Expected to Receive Minimal Oil Spill Impact

By Michelle Cantey

At a recent Grand Strand Technology Council meeting, faculty members from Coastal Carolina University assured attendees that oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to have minimal effect on the Grand Strand beaches.

Louis Keiner, department chair and associate professor of physics and marine science, and Jim Luken, associate dean and biology professor, discussed the oil spill's impact on the Gulf of Mexico versus coastal South Carolina in their Oil Spll1101: What the Grand Strand Needs to Know presentation.

According to Keiner, there are more than 4,000 all wells in the Gulf of Mexico and this has happened to one of the 4,000. He explained that the Gulf waters are in Eddy mode at this time and not part of the Gulf Stream loop current that could take oil along the southeastern shorelines. Being in Eddy mode, could mean the waters spin and drift west in the Gulf or spin and eventually become part of the Gulf Stream loop current. He referenced the 1979 oil spill off the coast of Mexico which took 300 days to stop with most of the oil ending up on the bot-

tom of the ocean floor.

Should the oil spill end up in the Gulf Stream loop current, the Grand Strand would still have little to worry about due to the 80 miles of Continental shelf separating us from the Gulf Stream. Warm waters of the Gulf Stream don't mix well with cold water of the Continental shelf off our shores, Keiner explained. He added that most of the oil will simply continue along in the Gulf Stream past the South Carolina coast

"I wouldn't be surprised if tar balls ended up on our shore, not surprised at all, But I would be shocked if lots and lots of tar balls ended up on our shores," Keiner stated. He predicted most oil would remain in the Gulf of Mexico but admitted that some may end up in the Gulf Stream.

Luken explained that tar balls are the end result of oil in water. In the immediate chemical reactions to all and water, oil can be weathered and dispersed; evaporated; oxidized into tar balls or emulsified into a consistency of chocolate mousse.

According to Luken, environmentalimpacts on sea life vary: large fish can avoid oil spiils by swimming away or seeking more depth; mam-

A family uses small nets to catch something in the water near oil-st.ained sands.

mals and planktonic organisms suffer the worst in the shallow waters. Plants in the coastal marshes will recover, pending timing of the exposure .. And, salt marshes recover faster than mangroves. He followed that with the unknown factors of the environmental impact of the chemical dispersants on the sea life and larval forms of organisms.

Luken shared with the audience that Louisiana predicted

Wildlife on the Gulf Coast is being decimated.

an oil spill and enacted the Oil Pollution Act in 1990, donating $500,000 annually to support research in oil spills with the Louisiana Applied & Education Oil Spill Research & Development Program (OSRADP) .. He doubted much of that research had been put into practice with this oil spill.

As far as South Carolina is concerned, Mercury pollution is a much larger problem, Luken sa id. He added that fish in the Waccamaw River carry larger Mercury concentration of pollution than any other waters in the United States.

Being in the midst of hurricane season, audience members questioned the results a Gulf Coast hurricane would have on the oil spill. Keiner

explained the negalive and positive attributes of such a hurricane. The negative impact is that between the storm surge and wind, the hurricane would spread the oil and possibly carry it in the Gulf Stream to our shores. On the positive side, the hurricane would clean the beaches of the tar balls. Pending hurricanes, Keiner said it will be a month or .longer before the oil splll travels by the tip of Florida.

"By the time it gets here, the oil will be in the water so long that it will be in the form of tar balls. And, the longer it stays in the water, the smaller they'll get," Keiner explained.

According to Mark Kruea, public information officer with

Current extent of theoH visible on surface.

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the City of Myrtle Beach, OHEC conducted a baseline sampling of the oceanic waters two weeks ago off the Charleston coast. The results indicated that there wasn't oil (from the oil spill) in our waters at that time.

"What is happening in Louisiana is clearly a major disaster," said Michael Roberts, dean and biology professor at Coastal Carolina University. "If we have anything to deal with, it will be much different that what Louisiana is dealing with .. In

making plans, we need to plan for what we wi'll experience here, not what's happening on the Louisiana coast."

A response as simple as mobilizing people to pick up tar balls, may be needed if the oil reached the Grand Strand, Roberts stated. Attendees urged County officials to create an emergency preparedness plan should tar balls or other evidence of the oil spill show up in the waters off the South Carolina coast before they show up on our shorelines.

A schematic of the current system in the Gulf

(for the week of June 21-25) including the loop current eddy.

Myrtle Beach Reacts To the SpiU

By Mark Kruea

The City of Myrtle Beach has been in close contact with the U.S. Coast Guard and the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control and Natural R.esources ever since the oil spitl began in the Gulf of Mexico. We held a conference call with the Coast Guard in the first week after the disaster and communicate regularly with DHEC about emergency plans and responses, should some aspect of the spill ever reach our coast.

Fortunately, the latest scientific projections say that we will not experience what the Gulf coast has experienced. In fact, no one's really sure if or when oil byproducts will migrate around the tip of Florida and up the East Coast. Myrtle Beach

is a long way from Louisiana by sea, and any oil that makes it that far would be greatly weathered and deteriorated. We do not expect to see any effects here this summer, but are keeping a dose eye on the situation.

Recently, DHEC conducted ocean water tests al 1 0 locations along the South Carolina coast to establish a baseline. They found no oil at all in our offshore waters. We are ready to respond to any oil that may approach the Grand Strand, but the likelihood of oil affecting our beaches anytime soon is extremely limited. Of course, the best solution for everyone is to get that runaway well capped, quickly .. OUf sympathy goes out to the communities along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

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Technology Council is a professional member organization representing more than 40 companies and organizations along with a number of

Dr. Louis E. Keiner is an Associate Professor of Physics and Physical Oceanography at Coastal Carolina University. He received B.A and M.S .. degrees in Physics from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of Delaware. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and the Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning at CCU. He teaches Physics, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Remote Sensing of the Environment.

James O. Luken is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Biology in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University. He is a plant ecologist and is involved in research looking at invasive species, rare species and conservation of coastal wetlands,

Pelicans and other sea birds gather near oil-stained rocks.

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BNC Bank Names New South Carolina President

By Michelle Cantey

BNC Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNC Bancorp recenlly announced Thomas Bouchette as its S.C. president.

"We are pleased' to welcome Tommy to BNC Bank," stated BNC Bancorp executive vicepresident and CEO Richard Callicutt II. "His vast career has been exemplary and we're excited to have someone of his caliber leading our South Carolina branches, Tommy's

leadership wiU continue to make this transition as seamless as possible. We've retained the majority of Beach First employees and are moving forward with providing the best financial products and services for our customers and the ccmmurrlty, We've only been in South Carolina for a few weeks and already feel as if it's home."

Bouchette comes to BNG Bank with 24 years experience in the community bank-

ing industry. Most recently Bouchette served as regional president and executive vice president for another South Carolina Bank. Prior, Bouchette organized the holding company that founded SunBank, serving, as president, CEO and director. During his career, Bouchette also has worked for South Carolina Bank & Trust, The Citizens Bank, South Carolina National/Wachovia Bank and Pee Dee Farm Credit Banks.

Bouchetle's civic and community leadership roles include Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Harry Georgetown Technical College Foundation Board of Directors; Leadership Grand Strand;

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Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce; Pawleys lsland & Litchfield Business Association; Pawleys Island Rotary Club and Ihelocal RMA chapter. Bouchetle and his family reside in Murrells Inlet.

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By Nancy Greene

Online Public School Offers Extended Year Schooling To S .. C. Students

Provost Academy, South Carolina's free online public high school, is offering extended year education beg.inning July 1 .. This new option is being offered for students who would like to accelerate their education or for those who need additionaltirna to complete assignments.

"Flexibllity is one of the key

benefits of online line learning," said Dr. Darrel'l Johnson, executive director of Provost Academy, "Extending the school year to meet the individual needs of our students was an obvious step to take."

Dr. Johnson noted that Provost Academy boasts many accelerated students -including five who were recently inducted into the National Honor Society.

"who yearn for an educational experience throughout the entire year."

"We treat our students as young adults. We provide them with the tools and flexibility they need to succeed, and we allow them to choose the course that best applies to their needs and capabilities," Dr, Johnson said.

Provost Academy South Carolina is a state-authorized

public online school that is free of charge to residents of South Carolina, and offers high school students the public school choice of an engaging, adaptable and quality online learning experience. Students work toward their regular public high school diploma - recognized by colleges and employers- as they would in a traditional school, but in the convenient, safe environment of

their own home through computer-based educational programs.

Provost Academy is currently enrolling students for the upcoming school year. Parents and students seeking. more information about PASC, how to enroll, or when the Community Outreach Directors will be in their area should visit the Web site: www.sc.provostacademy.com. or call 877-265-3195 toll free.

By Misty Moore

S.c. Flctlon Project Calls For Entries

The South Carolina Arts Commission and Sandlapper magazine announce the 2011 South Carolina Fiction Project, a writing competition for previously unpublished short stories of 2,500 words or less. Applicants should submit an application form, a brief biography and three copies of the story entry to the Arts Commission by Oct. 1. Forms and guidelines are available on

the Arts Commission's website.

"This new partnership with Sandlapper magazine will add an exciting dimension to the South Carolina F,iction Project, including increased distribution and visibility throughout the state and beyond," said Ken May, executive director of the Arts Commission. "The writers who win the competition will benefit from publication in this widely respected magazine that has appealed to South Carolina readers for 40 years."

Up to eight short stories will be selected for publication; each writer whose work is selected will receive $250 from Sandlapper, which purchases first publication rights. Winning stories will. also be published on Sandlapper's website and the Arts Commission's website 90 days after Ihe print version is distributed.

The contest is open 10 any South Carolina resident who is at least 18 years old. Stories do not need to be Southern in subject

matter, nor do they need to be set in South Carolina. Stories are judged by a professional. writer; selection will be based on literary quality and suitability for a general magazine audience.

Entries should be mailed 10 S.C. Fiction Project, South

Carolina Arts Commission, 1800 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information about the S.C. Fiction Project, contact Sara June Goldstein, director of Literary Arts at the Arts Commission, al 803-734-8694.

and gesture from the hilarious score. Fred actually did look like the Chrysler Building in that dress and his performance was just as refined ... a true professional in every way. Sandra Adams continues to show that she is the best choreographer in the area with that ingeneous staging of the "llltle old ladies on walkers" number. Everyone in the talented cast deserves a bow for establishing a believable character ... the firs! rule of professional theatre. Kudos to lighting desiqner, Brian Carter, set desiqners, sound, and music preper, Patti Edwards. Thank you all for a wonderful escape from all that's going on in the world at present. You should run this show all summer!!

Theatre of the Republic Hits It Out of the Closet With 'The Producers'

By Brown Bradley

Run, don't walk, to get your lickets to TOR's prcduction, "The Producers."1 saw it last night and I. am still, laughing. Tim McGhee, as director of the show and leading man, is perfection, bring.i.ng back happy memories of Zero Mastel from the original movie. Mathew McCoy was an ideal Leo Bloom and brought up memories of Mathew Broderick from the tastest Broadway version.

Nicole Borysowicz made the most of Una in every way. When Fred Harris hit the stage as the director of the "flop musical," we could see that we were in for the ride of our lives. He and his sidekick, Sean Patrick Smith, wrinched every lyric, word,

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The Moveabl.e Feast

This popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an exciting author at different Waccamaw Neck restaurants, is held every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most feasts are $25. Reservations are requested by the Wednesday prior to thefeas!. The 2010 schedule is available onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate & Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at W\lVw.classalpawleys.com or by phone, 843-235-9600.

July 9 - Kathryn Wall ("Canaan's Gat.e") at Pastaria 811. In her 'l Oth outing, Private Investigator Bay Tanner, mourning the loss of her father and still adjusting to her recent marri.age to her murdered husband's brother, is hired to check on a can game being run on elderly and immensely wealthy residents of Hilton Head Island. She discovers that divided loyalties can be agonizingand sometimes fatal.

Hilton Head author Kathryn Wall continues her popular Bay Tanner myste.ry series.

July 16 - Eric Emerson ("Faith, Valor and Devotion: Civil War Letters of William Porcher DuBose") at Ocean One. Brilliant and devout, DuBose (1836-1918) considered himself a man of thought rather than of action. During the Civil War, he discovered that he was both, distin9uishing himself as an able and courageous Confederate officer in the Holcombe Legion and later as a dedicated chaplain in Kershaw's Brigade. Published for the first time, these previously unknown letters, adroitly edited by W. Eric Emerson and Karen Stokes, prove DuBose to be a man of uncornprorntsing duly to his faith, fellows and the Confederate cause.

July 23 - Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq {editor of Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe's "Tates from the Grand Tour, 1890~191iO"l and Mary E. Miller ("Baroness of Hobcaw") at DeBordieu Beach Club. The international adventures of a Charleston widow turned patron of historical dis-

covery is a travelogue of captivating episodes in exotic lands as experienced by an intrepid American aristocrat. Edited by her great~grandniece, Lizzie Coxe's "Tales" reveal the turn-ofthe-century excitement about the burgeoning field of Egyptology, the lntellectual pursuits available to courageous women of means, and the familial and social ties between the upper classes of the North and South that survived the Civil War. Mary Miller's definitive blopraphy of Belle Baruch's adventures is well worth revisiting ..

Gloria Perkins Oil Painting Workshop

Atlanta-based artist and teacher, Gloria Perkins, returns from an awardwinning art show and demonstration in Giverny at Monet's gard.ens to teach her impressionistic style in a three-day workshop for CLASS at the Utchfiel.d Exchange. A separate painting will be completed each day during the 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. session, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 12-14. Each day's workshop focuses on a different subject: Thursday is a vase of tullps with gold leaf accents; Friday, a white egret; Saturday, Monet's garden with poppies and a church in the distance. The three-day workshop is $260. For more information, call CLASS at 843· 235-9600 or www.ciassatpawleys.com. or stop by Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange (located behind Applewood's House of Pancakes on U.S. Hwy 17).

FOWL Book Sale

The 20th Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of Waccamaw Library and chaired by Roz Breit, will be held July 8-10 at SI. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Some 8,000 books are organized into fiction (by author) and' nonfiction (by category) and sold to benefit the llbrary, Hardcovers will sell for $3 each (or two for $5); paperbacks are 50 cents each. And there are books for adults, books

for kids, books on tape, puzzles, DVDs, CDs and videotapes galore.! If you are a FOWL member (only $10 per person, $25 for a whole family, and you can join that nigh!!), you are welcome 10 come on Friends iNight, July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., for the preview sale and fabulous sweet treats prepared by Mary Emma Foster and her "Cookie Committee." The public is welcome Friday, July 9 from 9 a.m, to 4 p.rn., and Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. This Is truly a not-to-ba-rnisssd event on the South end; there are families that plan their summer vacations around this book sale and have come for the past dozen or more years!! If you need any more information, call 843-545-3623.

Summer Starshine 'Performance Training

Due to popular demand, JoEnen Langley will offer an eight-week summer session of Starshine Performance Training at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield. Open to all ages 14 and older (really older, like 90), this is the ultimate course for anyone who wants to be a star! Be thrilled, beat stress, have fun! Learn to have confidence, be comfortable and to enjoy singing/acting/public speaking/ karaoke/talent shows. Bring your talents, your singing voioe, comedy routine, dancing skills, instrumental skills,

Roz Breit, chair of the 20th Annual FOWL Book Sale.

The beautifully organized Friends of Waccamaw Library book sale • ready for business!

etc, Final class culminates with the opportunity to experience the excitement and exhilaration of a performance dur.ing the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Free Week in September. Thursdays, July 8 to Sept. 2 (no class July 22), 3:30 to 5:30 p.rn .. $90. For more information or to register, call 843- 349-6584 or olli@coastal.edu.

Thanks for Asking!

Bike the Neck's Ice Cream Social and Square Dance brought in more Ihan $1,500 toward the Georgetown County match of State DOT enhancement funds to construct the four-mile continuation of the Waccamaw Neck

eorge . an orrru

brought their terrific skills (Georg.e calling and Doris dancing) to Bike the Neck's Ice Cream Social and Square Dance.

Bikeway along Kings River Road from Willbrook Blvd. to Waverly Road. More importantly, it brought about 70 people together for a good time and the opportunity to share construction news on tne next phase and to sign up for the Trail Blazer program. On Saturday, June 19 (105 degree heat indexl), nine Trail Blazers worked for four hours to clear the trail through Huntington Beach State Park north to the East Coast Greenway Trailhead at Morse Landing Park. Kudzu and other creeping vines were cut back, trash picked up and the trail swept clear of pine needles and cones. Many thanks to Ken Chase, Joan and Ken Kreikemeier, Nancy Stewart, Terry Real, Leon Rice, Margie and Bob Wolfe who joined forces for Ihis first effort. There's room on each team for additional Trail Blazers, just give Linda Ketron a call, 843"235-9600 or Iketron@biketheneck.com.

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Bladder Infections Not Always Painful

DEAR DR. DONOHUE:

Please write something about bladder infections. Can you have a bladder infection with no symptoms? - A.

ANSWER:

The signs and symptoms of bladder infections are the same for men and women, The irritated, infected bladder demands frequent, urgent trips to the bathroom so it can be emptied, People have a burning sensation when passing urine, Pain is fell in the bladder area. Sometimes blood appears in the urine,

Men have far fewer bladder infections than women. Women have a shorter urethra than men. The urethra is the tube that empties the bladder of urine. Women's urethras open in an area that has a large bacterial population. Bacteria can ascend the female urethra without trouble. It's harder for them 10 climb the male urethra, And men's prostate glands secrete substances that have antibacterial properties.

The presence of bacteria in the urine without any s.igns of bladder infection is called asymptom a f c bacteriu ria. Doctors treat pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria 10 prevent symptoms from arising, as they often do during pregnancy. Infected urine, even without symptoms, can lower the birth weight of babies who were in the uterus during that period.

Otherwise, asymptomatic

bacteriuria in women or men, at any age, usually does not requrre treatment. In women, bacteria in the bladder are often transiently there. They disappear many limes on their own. Treatment can lead to the development of resistant bacteria and can produce side effects. Furthermore, it is cosIly. The guidance from most experts, therefore, is not to treat asymptomatic bacteriuria.

Exceptions exist. Diabelics might benefit from treatment.

The topic of urinary tract infections and their treatment are covered in the booklet on that topic, Readers can order a

copy by writing: Dr. Donohue ~ No, 1204W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.8.1$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery,

AR DR DONOHUE:

About six years ago, I had a heart attack. The doctor said there was hardly any damage. Is it likely that I will have another heart attack? I am overweight and have a hard time losing weigh! and keeping it off, ~ CP,

ANSWER:

The chance of a recurrent heart attack for men is 21 percent; for women, 33 percent. Looked at in the opposite way, the chances for not having a second heart attack are very good. Figures like these are deceptive when applied to an individual. A person's efforts 10 decrease the risks of having another attack are the keys to not having one.

Those risks include dealing with obesity. Even though weigh! loss is difficult for you, you must make an effort to reduce your weight. A dietitian can help you with the diet part. You have to increase your physical activity. Inactivity is an invitation to artery clogging and

heart attacks. Ask your doctor what kind of exercise is safe for you. Walking is permitted for most, and walking is a way 10 strengthen your heart, c'lear your arteries and lose weight.

You also have to watch your cholesterol in all its forms. HDL cholesterol keeps heart arteries free of plaque buildup, and LDL cholesterol encourages it. You have 10 keep an eye on your blood pressure, another ingredient for heart attacks,

The fact that your doctor said little damage was done to your heart puts you into a class of heart-attack patients who are at low fisk for having another.

The booklet on heart attacks discusses all aspects of this common problem that takes so many 'lives .. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue-

No. 102W, 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 printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at eo. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853~6475.

How Many Insect Parts and Rodent Hairs are

Allowed in Your Food?

More Than You Want to iKnow! By www.SixWise.com

How about a little rat hair with your peanut buller? A fly head with your macaroni and cheese? Though it may sound disgusting, these things and other gross filth the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

calls "natural contaminants" are indeed allowed

and present

in your

food.

In fact, so common are these contaminants that the FDA has published a booklet detailing the so-called "Food Defect Action Levels," which were needed, according to the FDA, " .... because it is eco-

nomically impractical 10

grow, harvest, or process raw products that are totally free of

no n -haza rdo us, naturally

occurrinq, unavoidable

defects."

Surely, anyone who's ever collected lettuce from a home garden, picked apples righl from the tree or strawberries

right from the vine has gotten the unpleasant surprise of finding a spider, worm or other "natural contaminant" in their harvest. But in these cases, we're more accepting, or at

least, more expecting, of finding an unwanted guest, and we're free to inspect each item for ourselves ..

But what about when it comes to processed foods? Is there really any way to know how many insect parts have been ground right up

with the rest of the ingredients? Probably not.

Think insect parts and rodenl hairs are more of a rarity? Think again. An Ohio University fact sheet estimates that we eat from one to two pounds of insects each year, and without knowing it.

This is gross, but is it Dangerous?

Quite the contrary. "They're actually pretty healthy," says Dr .. Philip Nixon, an entomolo-

gisl at the University of Illinois, in regard to insects, "If we were more willing to accept certain defect levels such as insects and insect parts, growers could reduce pesticide usage. Some of the spraying that goes on is directly related to the aesthetics of our food."

The FDA agrees that it's reasonable to accept more natural defects in our food in lieu of increasing the amount of pesticides sprayed on them:

"The alternative to establishing natural defect levels in some foods would be to insist on increased utilization of chemical' substances to control insects, rodents and other natural contaminants. The alternative is not satisfactory because of the very real danger of exposing consumers to potential' hazards from residues of these chemicals, as opposed to the aesthetrcatIy unpleasant but harmless natural and unavoidable defects."

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• "Add a dry sponge to your crisper drawer to draw excess moisture that would otherwise spoil the vegetables.

• "Instead of buying pricey air freshener for your car, just put one sheet of your favorite dryer sheet under your seat. You will definitely save money, and your car will smell great."

- I. T in South Carolina

• Stick a return-address sticker on the inside of your eyeglass case, If you leave it behind somewhere, you'll up the odds of having it returned to you,

• To clean your oven, simply fill a small dish with ammonia and set it in the oven overnight. In the morning, you'll be able to wipe the baked-on foods away,

• "Baby oil w:ill make a stainless-steel sink look superb. Just squirt a little on a paper towel and use it to shine the sink and surrounding area."

- A Reader, via e-mail

• One way to untangle jewelry is to set it in a shallow dish of baby powder and then try to work out the kinks .. The powder acts as a lubricant, but won't make your hands or fingers feel messy or greasy.

• You can use vegetable oil to remove the leftover sticky bits of a price tag, Rub it directly on the paper and adhesive. Let il set for a minute or two, and rub off with a paper toweL

• Banish mildew from beneath entryway wel.come mats: Mi:x 1 cup bleach into 1 gallon of water and use it to scrub away mildew from concrete. Let dry and seal with a concrete sealer. Be sure 10 allow the area some sunlight from time to time,

Send your tips to

Now Here's a' Tip, c/o King Features Wee.kly Service, P.O. Box 536475,

Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com,

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However, there may be one health area that's been overlooked. According to Judy Tidwell, an economic service specialist at a state social services office in the Southeast United States who has struggled with allergies, trace amounts of insect parts that have been ground into food items ranging from strawberry jam to spaghetti sauce can affect people with allergies and asthma.

''We throwaway the products that we see are infested. Just think how many we consume because we didn't notice they were infested. Ingesting insect material may cause stomach disorders, as well as allergic reactions," she says.

How Many Rodent Hairs and Insect Parts Are In ...

• Chocolate and chocolate

'I.iquor

Insect filth: Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams when 6 100-gram subsarnples are examined OR any 1 subsample con-

hair is found in 50% or more of the subsarnples OR 20 or more gnawed grains per pound and rodent hair is

found in 50% or more of the subsamples

• Wheat Flour

Insect filth: Average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams

Rodent filth: Average of one or more rodent hairs per 50 grams

This was a very brief sampling of the FDA's Food Defect Action Level list. They begin inves-

tigation when foods reach the action level they've set. According to the FDA, typical foods contain about ten percent of the action level, but others say they contain more like 40 percent

Can these things be avoided? To avoid all unsavory food components, it seems, would be to stop eating all together.. And perhaps we're just being too squeamish. After all, as Dr. Manfred Kroger, a professor of food science at Pennsylvania State University, says, "Let's facei!, much of our food comes from nature, and nature is not perfect."

talns 90 or more insect fragments

Rodent filth: Average is 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams in 6 1 DO-gram subsarnpies examined OR any 1 subsample contains 3 or more rodent hairs

• Citrus fruit juices, canned Insects and insect eg'gs: Five or more Drosophila and other fly eggs per 250 ml or one or more maggots per 250 ml

• Red fish and ocean perch Parasites: 3% of the fillets examined contain 1 or more parasites accompanied by pus pockets

• Macaroni and noodle products

Insect fllth: Average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams in

6 or more subsam-

pies

Ro de ntfi lth:

Average of 4.5 rodent hairs or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsarnples

• Peanut Butter

Insect filth: Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams

tips that help parents keep their kids active and engaged while the weather's warm. Here are a few ways to help you and your child make summer vacation fun and educational:

Start the summer off "write"

Kids who write well tend to read well and vice versa, which can be a powerful combination that gives them a big boost in school. According to the National Association for the Education of Young. Children, exercises like writing, which requires reflection, are actually a big deal for little minds. By teaching young children to remember and evaluate their experiences each day, you're developing their decision-making and problem-solving skills. An added bonus - You're helping them (and youl) identify some of the activities they love most.

What to do: Work with your children on various projects such as scrapbooking, writing a nei.ghborhood newsletter, or making a picture book.

Get out, get active

We all know that sports and outdoor activities can help your

Rodent. filth: Average of

one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams

• Popcorn

Rodent filth: One or more rodent excreta pellets are found in one or more subsamples, and one or more rodent hairs are found in two or more other subsamples OR two or more rodent hairs per pound and rodent

Boost Your Child's Brainpower thls Summer

kids stay healthy and fit, but did you also know that they can boost brain power? Children's advocate Richard Louv says that today's kids are suffering from NOD - Nature Deficit Disorder - because they're spending so much time indoors, Outdoor play stimulates kids' creativity. Plus, it's been shown to improve their stress levels, their confidence, and their learning and social skills.

What to do: Take a nature hike,growa backyard g.arden or sign your children up for organized sports leagues or camp ..

Fun in the sun ... with books

Kids who read throughout the summer perform beUerin school, no matter where, when or what they read. Studies also show that when kids read for fun (and especially when they read books that match their reading level and interests), they beoome better readers and are less likely to forget all the good stuff they [earned during the school year. Kids who read frequently and have easy access to books also are more competent and resilient in risky situations.

What to do: Start the summer with a trip to yourloca[ library; read outside by the light of the moon; or turn bits of nature into one-of-a kind bookmarks.

To explore all the fun, educa-

tional summer activity ideas, visit Facebook.comlTarget and click on the 'Play + Learn' tab and be sure to check back each week for new tips.

(Courtesy Family Features)

When that last school ben rings, kids celebrate the end of classes and the beginning of a long, lazy summer. But for many kids, Ihe end of Ihe school year also marks the beginning of summer brain drain - and it could do them more harm than you think.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, all students experience [earning losses when they don't engage in educational activities during the summer months.

• Students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do at the beginning of the summer.

• Most students lose almost three months of grade~leve[ equivalency in mathematical oomputation skills over the summer months.

• Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement.

So what's a parent or guardian to do 10 help kids avoid summer brain drain? As part of its ongoing commitment to education and to inspiring parents and caring adults to nurture a child's [ave of [earning, Target is partnering with the renowned Search Institute to offer a summer-long series of

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Columbia Museum of Art To Feature Major Contemporary Artist Lesley Dill

By Allison Horne

For the last 20 years, Dill has been a sculptor, photographer, printmaker and performance artist, all while conSistently exploring the human form, language, sensory experience and their interactions. An English major before she became an artist, Dill found her artistlc vision when her mother gave her a book of Emily Dickinson's poetry. Dickinson's words resonated with Dill, sparking images that the

The Columbia Museum of Art will present an exhibition of contemporary American artist Lesley Dill that focuses on her most recent large-scale theatrical work. This is the first retrospective exhibition of the artist of this scale. I Heard a Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill will open October 1 this fall and run through January 2.3, 2011.

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Dill's work can be both ephemeral and spiritual, drawing on her travels in India and her interest in Buddhism, as she uses bronze, photography, poetry, thread, wire and paper to sculpt figures and build tapestries. Her pieces give visual form to poetic texts by Emily Dickinson, Salvador Espriu, Franz Kafka and others. For Dill, words are her'spiritual armor' and she freely stitches and weaves them across the surfaces of her multi-layered works.

"Language is the touchstone, the pivot point of all my work," Dill said.

Executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art, Karen Brosius, says, "We are thrilled to bring this artist's work 10 Soulh Carolina. Ms. Dill's work is thoughtful and dramatic and lends itself 10 dynamic programming that embraces many related disciplines."

The exhibition includes 34 pieces from both public and private collections. Some oflhe sculptures have been created for this exhibition tour, and many have not been shown widely before. A fullcolor catalog and a video featuring Dill in her studio accompany the exhibition.

Dill's spectacular new installations are quite a departure for the artist and are the highlights of Iheexhibition. With Ihese dramatic pieces, Dill delves into an exploration of lanquaqeand its integralion with, the human form. In addition, the exhibition features the artist's innovative bronzes and wire pieces. These works push her earlier paper and fabric dress forms into new dimensions. The tapestry format is explored through horsehair, fabric and netting pieces. Leaves as metaphors for skin and hands, are motifs that have persisted in Dill's work for a number of years. The progression of this imagery overtime and its melding with words bring together the artist's explorations of the last decade.

A native of New England, Dill currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Master of Arts for

Lesley Dill (b. 1950); Dress of Inwardness, 2006; white painted bronze, unique (Collection of Karen and Robert Duncan, lincoln, Neb.)

Teaching from Smith College, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland institute of Art. Dill's work is internationally recognized, and she has been the focus of several exhibitions, including two that have toured nationally. Awards include a sculpture fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work is in numerous major American museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hig.h Museum and is also in the Hunter Museum of Art's collection.

A host of related programs will feature lectures, audio and gallery tours, and multi-cultural events and will be announced in September.

Theexhibilion was organized by the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee in conjunction with George Adams Gallery, New York.

Lesley DiU (b. 1.950); Rise, 2006-07; laminated fabric, ha.nd-dyed cotton, paper, metal, silk, organza with cotton (Courtesy of the Artist and George Adams Gallery, New York, N.Y.)

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From the Editors of ElThe Environmental Magazine

Dear Earthnllk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out "fair trade" or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand wh.ich is causing rainforest to be cleared?

- Laura Barnard, Hillsboro, Ohio

Sadly, the short answers to these questions may be yes and yes for now, but that may change as the $5 billion banana industry slowly comes to terms with greener forms of production. Historically, growing the world's most popular fruit has caused massive degradation of rainforest land across the tropics, spread noxious chemicals throughout formerly pristine watersheds, and poisoned and exploited farm workers ..

"Banana plantations were infamous for their environmental and social abuses, which included the use of dangerous pesticides, poor working conditions, water pollution and deferestation," reports the Rainforest Alliance, a New York-based non-profit that has been working to improve worker and environmental conditions in the industry since 1990. "Pesticide-impreqnated plastic bags, which protect bananas as they grow, often littered riverbanks and beaches near banana farms, while aqrochemical runoff and erosion killed fish, clogged rivers and

choked coral reefs." Also, the proximity of housing to banana fields, coupled with lax regulations for pesticide handling, led to frequent illness among workers and people living near the plantations.

But help is on the way, largely thanks to the pioneering work of the Rainforest Alliance, which certifies as sustainable those banana farms and plantations that meet certain criteria for responsible farm management set by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, a coalition of non-profits striving to improve commodity production in the tropics. As a result of the program, some 15 percent of all bananas sold internationally now come from .Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, The group is especially proud of its agreements with two of the largest growers, Favorita and Chiquita. All of Favorita'sfarms in Ecuador and all of Chiquita's farms in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama are certified sustainable under the program.

While

the

Rainforest

Alliance's success is certainly a step in the right direction, other groups bemoan the fact that even certified plantations are on land that was once tropical rainforest. According to Rainforest Relief, Americans should still avoid purchasing bananas altogether and instead opt for fruit grown locally, such as apples,

Banana production has long been known for its environmental and human rights abuses, which have included the use of dangerous pesticides, water pollution, deforestation and poor working conditions. But that is slowly chang.ing thanks to the work of The Rainforest Alliance, the Sustainable Agriculture Network and other nonprofit groups.

(Image Ian Ransley Desi.gn, courtesy Flickr)

peaches, cherries or pears. The group is hopeful, though, that its work with farm cooperatives growing organic bananas under the shade of a diverse forest canopy in Costa Rica can evarttually drive the larger international banana market toward better lano use and worker safety standards.

'These growers are for the most part farming only small portions of the land they own or control, the rest being left as rnontafia-undisturbed forest-to keep their flowing water fresh and keep healthy the wildlife that 'works' their farms with them," reports Rainforest Relief. The group has been working to develop secondary markets for bananas that may have been bruised during harvest or transport but which can stili be used for baby food, vinegar and other applications that don't require unblemished peels. Some of these products are marketed to tourists in Costa Rica while others are sold in the U.S.·look for the Rainforest Farms brand, among others-at Whole Foods and other natural foods retailers.

Dear EarthTalk.:ls there any link between increased volcanic activity-such as the recent eruptions in Iceland, Alaska and elsewhere-and global warming?

- Ellen McAndrew, via e-mail

It's impossible to pin isolated natural phenomena-like an indlvidual volcanic eruption-on global warming, but some researchers insist that there is a correlation between the two in some instances.

"Global warming melts ice and this can influence magmatic systems," reports Freysteinn Sigmundsson of the Nordic Volcanological Centre at the University of Iceland. Her research with Carolina Pagli of the University of Leeds in England suggests that rocks cannot expand to turn into magma-the primary ''feedstock'' for volcanic eruptions-when

they are under the pressure of a big ice cap pushing down on them. As the theory goes, melt-

ing ice caps relieve that pres-

sure and allow the rocks to become magma. This in turn increases the chances of larger and/or more frequent

eruptions in affected regions, from Iceland to Alaska to Patagonia to Antarctica.

As for Iceland specifically, the eruption of Mt. Ejyafjallajokull that shut down

situations.

Some have theorized that large volcanic eruptions contribute to global warming by spewing large amounts of carbon dioxide and other green~ house gases into the stratosphere. But the amount of greenh.ouse gases emitted by even a .Iarge and ongoing velcanic eruption is but a drop in the bucket in comparison to our annual output of industrial and automotive carbon emissions.

According to the U.S.

The amount of greenhouse gases emitted by even a large and ongOing volcanic eruption is miniscule compared to industrial and automotive carbon emissions caused by human actlvit.y .. Global warming can, however, help trigger volcanic eruptions by melting the ice that keeps rock from turning to magma. Pictured: The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world.

(Image Frank Kehren, courtesy Flickr)

some air travel for weeks this past spring cannot be blamed on changing climate: That volcano lies under a relatively small icecap which would not exert enough pressure to affect the creation of magma. But Sigmundsson and Pagli found that the melting of about a tenth of Iceland's biggest icecap, Vatnajokull, over the last century caused the land to rise an inch or so per year and led to the growth of an underground mass of magma measuring a third of a cubic mile. Similar processes, they say, led to a surge in volcanic eruptions in Iceland at the end of the last ice age, and Similarly increased volcanic activity is expected to occur there in the future.

On the flip side, volcanic eruptions can exacerbate the ongoing effects of climate change: Already retreating gla~ ciers can lose all' their ice when something below them blows. Of course, many volcanoes around the world are not subject to pressure from ice caps, and scientists stress that there is littie if any evidence linking global warming to eruptions in such

Geological Survey, greenhouse gas emissions from volcanoes make up less than one percent of those generated by human endeavors. Also, ash clouds and sulfur dioxide released from volcanoes shield some sunlight from reaching the Earth and as such can have a cooling effect on the planet. The 1.991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines-a much larger eruption than what occurred recently in iceland-caused an average cooling of half a degree centigrade worldwide dur.ing the following year. Regardless, single volcanic eruptions, even if they last for weeks or months, are unlikely to send enough gas or ash up into the skies to have any long term effect on the planers climate.

Send your environmental questions to: Earth Talk, do E . The Environmental Magazine,. PO. Box 5098, Westporl, Conn. 06881; earlhtalk@emagazine,com. E is a nonprofit publication. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe; request a free trial issue: vvww.emagazine.comltrial.

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By Samantha Weaver

• It was Swiss journalist and commentator Esther Dyson who made the following sage observation: "The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. 11 accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect"

• The world's largest colony of ants reaches all the way from northern Italy to Spain's Atlantic coast

• The first U.S. patent was issued in 1790 for a soap-making formula developed by Samuel Hopkins.

• In May of this year, Canadian chef Ted Reader attempted to break the Guinness

record for the world's largest hamburger. The patty alone weighed more than 300 pounds, and the bun was 105 pounds. Once the burger was decked out with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce, the grand total was a whopping 590 pounds. Guinness has not yet certified the giant hamburger, but it seems a shoe-in to beat the current record holder, which is a measly 158.8 pounds.

• Hasbro's Easy-Bake oven was so popular when in was released in 1963 that it sold a half million of the toys within the first year.

• If getting out on the road these days is making you nervous, you have good reason: According to the 2010 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test survey, approximately 38 million American drivers would fail a written drivers test - that's 20 percent of licensed drivers. The nation's best drivers can be found in Kansas, while the worst drivers - perhaps unsurprisingly - are in New York.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "As far as

the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

- Albert Einstein • It was multitalented Robert Anton Wilson - he was, at various times in his life, a novelist, essayist, psychologist, editor, philosopher, playwright and mystic - who made the following observation:

"It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea."

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its study on the costs of raising a child. Those who have children may not be surprised to learn that the average two-parent, middle-income family spends a whopping $222,360 on the child through the age of 17 - and that figure, or course, doesn't include the cost of a college education.

• The blue whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed. The marine mammal is so large, in fact, that a grown man could swim through its largest blood vessels.

• The company known as Ulysse Nardin,

based in SWitzerland,. is known for its line of luxury watches. They've recently expanded their offerings, though, so the next time you're in the market for a cell phone, you might want to check out their version of Google's Android model. You also might want to check your bank account; this gold-plated piece of technology will retail for $50,.000.

• Here's a sign of our increasingly cluttered lives: When the National Association of Professional Organizers was formed, in 1985,. it had five members. Today there are more than 4,000 registered organizers with the group.

• According to the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics, those who hold the most dangerous job in America aren't firefighters or police officers; they're taxi drivers, with 22.7 homicides for every 100,000 workers each year.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "It's not the genius who is 100 years ahead of his time but the average man who is 100 years behind it." - Robert Musil

eel e b r i -c y & x&'ta by Cindy Elavsky

Q: Will James MacArthur,

. who played Danno in the original "Hawaii Five-O," have any part in the new show?

- Jim S; Punta Gorda, Fla.

A: Mr. MacArthur is relishing his retirement, playing golf and tennis, doing a little trav- I eling and enjoying spending time with his family. He divides his time between his

Luke Mably

homes in Southern

California and Hawaii. Currently, there are no plans for his participation in the new "Hawaii Five-O." When I contacted him recently, he told me: "I wish the new team much success and look forward to seeing what they'll do with the franchise"

Q: I saw a preview for the new series 'The Gates," and one of the actors looked like luke Mably from "The Prince and Me." Was that him, and if so, what has he been doing since that movie?

- EI/y H., via e-mail A: That is indeed the prince himself, luke Mably, playing an entrepreneur with an otherworldlybloodlust in the new ABC summer drama. When I asked him why he'd been keeping such a low profile, he told me:

"When 'The Prince and Me' first came out, I was staying in los Angeles. I remember walking down Sunset Boulevard and someone saying to me, 'Hey, you're thai prince guy!' And whenever I had meetings for film roles, I would walk into the room and people would go, 'Ah ... the prince!'

"It was nice to get recognition for a role I did,. and the fans of the film have been

Q: Can you tell me if "Raising the Bar" has been canceled? - William F., via e-mail

A: The Steven Bochco drama, which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, was canceled in late 2009 by TNT. However, the network was quick to pick up another Mark-Paul starring vehicle, another lawyer series for the 2010-11 season called "Franklin & Bash." This buddy comedy also stars Breckin Meyer of "Clueless" and "Kate & Leopold" tame.

edy are now available on DVD, with sea~ son four being released on Sept. 14. You can find them wherever DVDs are sold.

Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, PO. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853- 6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavskycom. For more news and extended interviews, visit www.celebrityextraonline.comandtwitfer.comICelebrity_Extra.

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for playing this prince guy. : ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

So I was keen to do more : Although you don't like to change diverse work. I went back to : plans once they're set, once again, London. One project I am : you might find that doing so can make proud of since then is a play • a big difference in your favor, Family I did called 'Festen.' It's a : matters dominate the weekend. haunting story and subject : TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

matter. Another project I've : You continue to get encouragement for done, which I am keen for people to see, : your proposals, including some supis a movie called 'Exam' (on DVD July : port from unlikely sources. Use this 23)." Until then, you can catch luke in : positive flow to move forward with your

"The Gates" on Sunday nights on ABC. : plans. Good luck.

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• Family matters are dominant this

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• Be careful not to allow differences of

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• especially in the workplace. A neutral : observer could check out the situation : and suggest a resolution,

: LEO (July 23 to August 22)

Q: Is "Designing Women" out yet on : While the lion's Denis the center of DVD? I have "The Best of Designing •

Women" DVD, but would love to have all : of their seasons. •

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A: You're in luck! Seasons one through : three of this fabulous Southern Belle com- : • (August 23 to September 22)

: The future of a new relationship could : depend on how much the usually : impatient-to-get-things-done Virgo is : willing to stop pushing and let things : happen naturally,

attention this week,. with family matters dominating much of your time, workplace issues are also important, Try to find a balance between them.

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(December 22 to January 19) A long-anticipated job opportunity could turn out to be less than you expected. But appearances might be deceiving. Check it out before you decide it's not for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) :

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Hounds of the Baskervilles" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." No big surprise. Among the choices that were not so obvious is Edgar Rice Bu rro ugh's 1912 classic, "Tarzan of the Apes." Until I read W. Crai.g Reed's brilliant essay, I considered "Tarzan" more of an adventure story than a thriller, even though it does, indeed, have elements of both. Lists are fun, and this highly readable anthology provides both historical and personal perspectives on some of the best thrillers ever written.

for suits and sarsaparilla over robes and tea, and his quippy proverbs delivered in singsongy pidgin English.

But to many, Chan is just another version of the same old. shtick. He is honorable and wise, but passive, emasculated, laughable. His milieu -- the squalid streets of Chinatown -is a synonym for all things nefarious. And in the realm of Hollywood. he is always played by a succession of Caucasian actors in "yellowface." He is seen as a poster child not only for stereotyping, but also the egregious racism of the era.

But Huang stresses that there are positive aspects to the character of Charlie Chan that deserve to be recognized. In an era of rapidly shifting global identities, Chan managed to be both an embodiment of East meets West and a uniquely American construction. Charlie Chan, warts and all, is a product of the melting pot of theear:ly 20th century, Huang argues, and a reminder and a promise that creativity can blossom "in spite of as well as because of racism."

"Thrillers:

1 00 "US1 Reads"

Edited by David Morrell & Hank Wagner (Oceanview, $27.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox

In the fal,1 of 2004, a group of

authors meeting at the

Bouchercon conference in

Toronto founded the

International Thriller Writers organization. One of their first orders of business was to compile a list of thrillers, each title picked on the basis of the impact it had on the genre. Although the tist Gould have included hundreds of titles, an arbitrary number of 100 eventually was agreed upon.

One of the first titles to be listed was Wilkie Collins'1860 shocker "The Woman In White," considered by many to be the "first novel of sensation." Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket," made the Gut, as did an array of modern classics including Jeffrey Deaver's "Bone Collector" (1997), James Patterson's "Along Came a

Spider" (1992) and Lee Child's "Killing Floor" (1997). Only one book published after 2000 was listed, Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" (2003).

As the lis! began to expand, recommendations were requested from such heavy-hitters as Sandra Brown,. Michael Palmer, R.L. Stine and David Baldacci, along with advice from several noted thriller reviewers, Each contributor was asked to back up his or her choice with a short essay examining each work's sIgnificance, impact and. influence.

The final list had many classics that you might expect:

"Frankenstein,""Dracula," "The

traces how he grew to be such a complicated figure in American culture.

Few know that the character was actually inspired by the exploits of a real person, a cowboy-turns d-po I lee-detect: ve from Honolulu. Yet Chan owes just as much of his personality 10 the zeitqeist of his time .. Decades of anti-Chinese fervor had stocked the American imagination with parodies of Chinese "types" that alternated between the sinister and the ridiculous. Chan was something else, a portly, polite fellow who, though still obviously "foreign," is easier for Westerners to approach, with his preference

"Charlie Chann

by Yunte Huang

(W. W. Norton & Company, $26.95)

Reviewed by Ealish Waddell

Nearly a century after the movies that made him famous, the solemn, rnustachiosd visage of Charlie Chan is still a polarizing image. a beloved pop hero to some and a regrettable farce to others. In this book, Yunte Huang digs up the roots of the celebrated detective and

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1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson, Knopf

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Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 3. The Passage

Justin Cronin, Ballantine

4. Lowcountry Summer Dorothea Benton Frank. Morrow 5. The Overton Window

Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions 6. Spies of the Balkans

Alan Furst, Random House

7. Innocent

Scott Turow, Grand Central 8. The Lion

Nelson DeMille, Grand Central 9. Mafferhom

Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly 10. 61 Hours

Lee Child, Delacorte

6. 1984

George Orwell, Signet 7. Dear John

Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central 8. Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury. Ballantine 9. Rain Gods

James Lee Burke, Pocket Star 10. Dead and Gone

Chariaine Harris, Ace

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10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Chelsea Handler, Grand Central

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin

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Dave Eggers, Vintage

5. The Road to Serfdom

Friedrich A Von Hayek, Univ. of Chicago Press 6. Same Kind of Different as Me

Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson 7. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight

8. Manhood for Amateurs

Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial 9. Tile Glass Caslle

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10. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar Sharon Eliza Nichols. SI. Martin's Griffin

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John Grisham. Dutton

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Markus Zusak, Knopf

5. Scat

Cad Hiaasen, Knopf

6. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey 10 Change the World ... One Child at a Time Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin 7. When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb

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Chris Cleave, S&S 5. A Reliable Wife

Robert Goolrick, Algonquin 6. Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese, Vintage 7. Tinkers

Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press 8. That Old Cape Magic

Richard Russo, Vintage

9. Sarah's Key

Tatiana De Rosnay, SI. Martin's Griffin 10. The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein, Harper

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Anthony Bourdaln, Ecco

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Michael Lewis, Norton

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

2. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson, Vintage

3. To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, Warner

4. Lord of the Flies

William Go.lding, Berkley

5. The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger, Warner

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

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Spoleto Festival Ends on .High Note

By Paula Edwards

Spoleto Festival USA 2010 came to a [ubllant close on Sunday with strong attendance at the Festival Finale at Middleton Place. Despite temperatures soaring in the upper 90s, more than 3,000 people attended the annual event, which featured a Carolina Chocolate Drops concert followed by fireworks over the historic Ashley River plantation.

With ticket sales of $2 . .728 mill i on, th e intern ati onally renowned performing arts festival exceeded its budgeted sales goal of 2.667 million, reflecting a 22% revenue increase over 2009. In total, more than 70,000 tickets were sold for approximately 145 festival events.

Praised widely for the strength of its artistic program, the 2010 festival included five notable world and U.S. premieres and debuts. Among these were Wolfgang Rihm's opera Proserpina, which received its American premiere in a Spoleto production directed by Ken Rus Schmoll,

designed by Marsha Ginsberg, and featuring soprano Heather Buck. According to The New York Times, "the evening belonged to Ms. Buck, who sang beautifully in the plush melodies." The Wall Street Journal noted that "listening to Heather Buck perform the American premiere of Wolfgang :Rihm's Proserpina, one could only marvel."

In another premiere,

Spoleto's new production of Flora, an Opera an 1.8th-century ballad opera thai was the first opera every performed in the American colonies when it was staged in Charleston in 1735 - garnered enth uslastic critical acclaim. With music by Neely Bruce (who also conducted) and directed and designed by John Pascoe, Flora was called "an almost perfect comic confection" by The Post and Courier while the Columbia Free Times praised the production as "delightful ... with wonderful music, a stellar cast and exquisite sets and costumes." The festival mounted Flora to celebrate the opening of the

newly renovated historic Dock Street Theatre, a pairing that The New York Times praised as "inspired."

The world premiere of festival composer-In-residence Jonathan Berger's Theotokia was a highlight of this year's Bank of America Chamber Music series. Written for and performed by Dawn Upshaw and the SI. lawrence String Quartet, the song cyde for soprano, quartet, and piano was lauded by the Charleston City Paper as "a new chamber jewel" in which the "musicians, especially Upshaw, did a marvelous job."

Brazilian jazz vocalist

Fabiana Cozza made her U.S. debut as part of the festlval's Wachovia Jazz series in a performance lauded by Charleston City Paper for Cozza's "pitch-perfect power cords .. " And, in theater, Daniel Maclvor brought his solo show This Is What Happens Next--"funny in parts, deadly serious, tragic, uplifting and decidedly manic" (The Post and Courier)---to Spoleto for its U.S. premiere.

More than 3,000 people attended the Spolet.o Festival USA Finale, which featured a concert by the Carolina Chocolate Drops .. (Photo Julie Roberts)

This year also witnessed chang.es in festival. artistic leadership. Geoff Nultall, violinist and SI. lawrence String Quartet co-founder, succeeded Charles Wadsworth to debut as Music Director for Chamber Music. Following. the series' May 28 opening concert, The New York Times asserted that "the chamber series appears to be in the best of hands." And, Music Director for Opera & Orchestra Emmanuel Villaume, citing an

increase in his international conducting commitments, announced that he would step down from his leadership role at season's end. Maestro Villaume's successor is yet to be named ..

The 2011 festival will take place in Charleston May 27 through June 12. Tickets go on sale in January .. For more information about Spoleto Festival USA, visit spoletousa.orq or call 843-722- 2764.

Learn About N,ative Sea Turtles During 'First Thursday at Waccamaw'

By Holley Aufdemorte

Saving Our Sea Turtles:

Why It Matters Now More Than Ever is the topic of the next First Thursday at Waccamaw program sponsored by Friends of the Waccamaw library (FOWL) ..

The program, to be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in the Community Room of the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, also will feature an exhibit by students of the Art Box in Pawleys Island. After the event, the artwork will be on display in the library throughout July.

The guesl speaker will be Mary Schneider, a master naturalist with Clemson University and co-coordinator of Sea Turtle Volunteers for South Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, authorized by the S.C. Dept, of Natural Resources. She wiU share photographs of nesting and hatching turtles and discuss various species of turtles that inhabit local waters, including

loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles .. She also will report on preservation efforts by South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE)., wh.ich has 65-plus local volunteers.

The public is invited, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

The Waccamaw Neck Branch Library is at 24 Commerce Lane, accessible from U.S. 17/0cean Highway by turning beside Bove

restaurant then left onto Library Lane (Ilbrary is on the right).

In addition to offering local-interest programs and showcasing local artists, First Thursday at Waccamaw is aimed at introducing residents to the vast array of resources available at the Waccamaw Neck Branch library, according to Dr. Eric Heiden, vice president of FOWl. For moreinformalion, call 843-230-7286.

Loggerhead turtle returns to the sea after laying her eggs.

Sign-up is still open for the following dates:

• July 12 - July 16:

"Forensic Science" or "Computer Starters" and "Magical Wizards" or "Pirates"

• July 19 - July 2.3.:

"It's Easy Being Green" or "Hardware Store Music" and "The Amazing Human Body" or "Musical Theatre" • JulY 26 - July 30:

"Photography" or "Pirates" and "Forensic Science lab" or "Fantastic Flower Child"

Each camp costs $75.

For more information or to sign up, call 843-349~4001 or 843-349-6584 or visit www.coastal.edu/ outreach. The individual sessions are led by well~prepared, certified and trained instructors. The program operates in half-day and fullday weekly sessions in June and July, excluding the week that includes July 4.

Mini Summ'er Youth Camps Offered To Area Children

By Mona L. Prufer

The "Magical Wizards Camp," "Fantastic Flower Child" and "Forensic Science"are a few of the creative camps designed for area children ages six through 1.2 this summer at

Coastal Carolina

University's Waccamaw

High Education Center in litchfield and the Myrtle Beach Education Center in Myrtle Beach.

The wizards camp is based on Harry Palter's Hogwarts School of Wizardry. lt provides children the opportunity to "use their imagination" to brew potions, go on quests, make wizard hats and wands, pick wizard names and write spells.

The centers also offer other camps, which wi'll run Monday throug.h Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.rn.

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Masters of Ceramics at Columbia Museum of Art This Summer

By AUi.son Horne

Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Ceramics Research Center highlights 79 masterworks by many of the leading international ceramic artists of our day, offering a panoramic survey of the potential of clay as an expressive art form. Great Ceramics opened at the Columbia Museum of Art on May 28 and runs through September 5. The Ceramics Research Center in Arizona contains one of the most exceptional collections of conternporary ceramics in the United States.

The art objects on view range from functional ware for everyday use to more expressive sculptural forms. The exhibition includes fea~ tured works by 70 prominent artists including: Rudy Autio (American, 1926~2007), whose highly sculptural works decorated with brightly colored figures earned him the nickname, "the Matisse of ceramics"; Peter Voul.kos (American, 1924~2002)j one of the early founders of the American ceramic movement, whose ceramic sculptures are famous for their visual weight, their freely formed construction, and their aggressive and energeric decoration; Robert Arneson (American, 1930-1992) - "father of the ceramic Funk Movement" - who in the early 1960s abandoned the traditional manufacture of functional ceramic objects in favor of using everyday objects to make confrontational statements; and Betty Woodman (American, born 1930), who integrates color and form into complex sculpture based on the historical traditions of pottery making, most notably that of ancient China and Italian maiolica.

One of the most influential ceramic artists of the twentieth century, Woodman was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field

and honored as the first living woman artist to have a solo exhibition at the MetropoUtan Museum of Art in 2006.

Karen Brosius, the Museum's executive director says, "The museumis deli.ghted to present this comprehensive exhibition of talented artists that provides the oommunity and our visitors a satisfying discovery and enjoyment of the world of ceramics."

Some of the artists started their careers when the studio movement in America was in its infancy. After World War II, there was renewed interest in the craft movement, with many universities establishing programs and more museums present-

Akio Takamori (b. 1950) Japaneseborn, active in U.S. Running Away, circa 1987, stoneware; purchased with funds provided by Stephane

Janssen Art Foundation.

ing their work. Influenced by European modernist design, as well as Asian pottery traditi:ons, emerging ceramic pioneers created a new American aesthetic.

During the 1960s, the craft field

Wayne Higby (b. 1943) American, Landscape Bowl, circa 1980, stoneware; gift of Mr. and Mrs.

George F. Wick,

matured and prospered. Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada were inf.lu~ entlal figures in the field, promulgating the value of functional pottery in everyday life. But an American revolution in clay began under the charismatic leadership of Peter Voulkos, who embraced and redefined the potential of clay as an innovative form of contemporary art, which embraced individual expression rather than foHowing the crowd. Rules were broken and a new ceramic frontier was born.

The figure became a prominent foil for artistic expression in clay and witnessed a resurgence of interest in the 1960s, primarily from West Coast artists, including Robert Arneson and Viola Frey. During the 1970sand 1980s, another sea change took place. Many artists began using the vessel format to express painterly concerns or to convey personal stories, either as painted narration on the surface or as fully integrated form and design. With each successive generation, emerging artists have forged a new voice within the ceramicidiorn, Borrowing freely from different time epochs and cultures, as well as being more fluid between art mediums, they are not limited by past traditions.

The showing in Columbia, South Carolina is part of a ten-city national tour over a three year period containing 79 ceramic vessels and sculptures from the collection of the Ceramics Research Genter, Arizona State University Art Museum. The exhibition was curated by Peter Held, curator of ceramics and was developed and managed by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, an exhibition tour development company in Kansas City, Missouri. Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Ceramics Research Center has been organized by the Arizona State University Art Museum located near Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona.

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum and houses a worldclass collection of European and American art. It is located at 1515 Main Street in the heart of downtown Columb.ia, S.C.

Hours are: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.rn, - 5 p.m, ; First Friday of every month except Dec., 10 a.m, - 8 p.rn.; Sunday noon ~ 5 p.m.

Rick Dillingham (1952 - 1.994), American, Sept. 13, 1979, earthenware.

For more information, call 803- 799-281.0 or visit the website, www.columbiamuseum.org.

By Kelly Brosky

Horry County Breaks Ground On NewRec Center and Athletic Fields

On Thursday, June 24, Horry County broke ground on a new Soulh Strand Recreation Center and Athletic Fields located on Scipio Lane, near the South Strand Government Center.

The South Strand

Recreation Center and Athletic Fields is scheduled to be completedin August 2011 and the contract value is $5.2 million. The center will be approximately 21,000 sq. feet and will offer

a gym with walking track, two multipurpose meeting rooms and an exercise room. The open lobby will provide ample space 10 have games and a rock climbing wall. The facility includes locker rooms and a kitchen. The building will host after school programs, summer camp, athletic and senior activities. The project will also feature three baseball fields, three multi-purpose fields and a concession stand, which are dedicatedin memory of Terry B. Cooper, who served as District

5 Counci.lman from 1999 to 2004 and as Chairman from April 2, 2003, until August 14, 2003.

Harry County will also pursue LEED Gold certification on this center, which is a designation given after the construction is completed. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Des.ign, is a multi-category green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Certification is awarded to select properties

based on their site sustainability, water efficiency, energy use and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innova-

tion in design for a new building, or innovation in operations for an existing buildinq. This will be Harry County's first of three LEED buildings.

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eAGW lIam.es Richard Shelby

Porker 0' the Month

By Leslie Paige

Citizens Against Government

Waste (CAGW) named Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, June Porker of the Month for blocking the Obama administration's attempts to eliminate funding for the Constellation program, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program which is chronically behind schedule and over budget.

initiated under former President George W. Bush, Constellation is NASA's first major foray back into space. The plan is to develop the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle and the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle to return to the moon and eventually send humans to Mars. However, the Government Accountability Office

- (GAO) has criticized NASA's management of the program, saying that it "is still struggl.ing to develop a solid business case - i.ncluding firm requirements, mature technologies, a knowledge-based acquisition strategy, a realistic cost estimate, and sufficient funding and time - needed to justify moving the Constellation program forward into the implementation phase.NASA estimates that Ares I and Orion represent up to $49 billion of the over $97 billion estimated to be spent on the Constellation program through 2020. While the agency has already obligated more than $10 billion in contracts, at this point NASA does not know how much Ares I and Orion will ultimately cost, and will not know until technical and design chall.enges have been addressed." CAGW recently released an Issue Brief on the Constellation program.

Sen. Shelby co-sponsored an amendment that would shield the program from proposed budget cuts to

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the fiscal year 2010 emergency war supplemental. "Americans are being forced to tighten their belts and the economy is limping along, but that doesn't deter the porkers in Congress, like Sen. Shelby, who are still spending and rewarding government contractors orbiting the program. Sen. Shelby's actions just perpetuate the notion that politicians in Washington are living on a completely different planet," said CAGW president Tom Schatz. "This would be the time to move toward a more competitive model for space exploration. It is outrageous for Sen. Shelby to object to the private sector's work on space exploration and characterize it as 'corporate welfare,' when his own actions are nothing but pure perk-barrel spending to contractors from his state."

CAGW is also announcing the debut episode of an ongoing monthly video series on Porker of the Month. The video series will be a co-production with reason. tv, the video website of Reason magazine. CAGW's Porker of the Month will now be a multi-media presentation, available on both CAGW's homepage and at reason.tv.

For launching pigs into space and contributing to the black. hole of deficit spending, CAGW names Sen. Richard Shelby its June .2010 Porker of the Month.

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The Lois Wilson Story" on the Hallmark Hall of Fame series. Also note Winona's fresh and lovely looking face, maybe a tuck or two? Incidentally, if any of you out there are thinking about a Hollywood career, think about becoming a plastic surgeon .. Business is BOOMING!

Another actor in trouble: Charlie Sheen, with ups and downs in his trials. At this writing there is no set date for his "back to work." Let's hope young Mister Sheen can calm it all down and pick up his career. He is an excellent actor, and that's what he should be doing. ACTING!

I wish I could answer all the questions that come in about the "hairdos" on the femme stars. I can't tell you whether or not theirlon9, lonq golden locks are "ironed," because I'm not there. However, the minute I find out the secret of "that look" be assured I will let you know.

Hollywood is proud that "one of its own" could step in and offer aid in a disaster. Director James Cameron has been in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast aiding in underwater works for the oil spill After months and months of "TItanic" filming, he is well versed in what goes on under the waves and has been a great help .. So, hopefully, will be actor Kevin Costner's oil separator invention, Hollywood isn't all glamour and glitz and fun, dear readers.

Many is the time when the "industry" has come to the aid of something'.

Betty White is receiving more accolades than she can handle, but one of the mosl fun was the "Beastly Ball" sponsored by the Los Angeles Zoo. And who did the teeny baby monkeys hug and kiss. Why Miss Betty, of course. And who hugged and kissed them back. Why Miss Betty, of course.

Uh-oh! Thai gadget on Lindsay's ankle dinged that she had imbibed. That was a couple of weeks ago. But however and whatever, there's a tight watch on what she imbibed. And I have not heard from Paris. Mayhap she will pop up soon.

Leiter from Beverly Mazzia of The Villages, Fla., correcting my mistake about June Havoc and June Haver. Thanks, Bevedy.

S'I!TS 'N' PIECES: From the Reader's Di.gest book titled "Laughter Is the Best Medicine." One hypochondriac to another:

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album on the Billboard

& Proud Records Blues Charts.Tt held strong

at #1 for 20 weeks includ-

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Kenny'VT.ayne breaker, #1 for 17 consecu-

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By Amy Sciarretto music Billboard Music Awards,

coming two Orville Gibson

Roadrunner / Loud & Proud for our Awards, the Blues

Records is pleased to fans, and I Foundation's "Keeping the

announce the signing of couldn't Blues Alive" Award and a

four-time Grammy nominated, think of a Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blues Music Award. In

American blues /rock guitarist better home for my music. I've been September 2008 Fender released the

Kenny Wayne Shepherd to a world- playing it 'loud and proud' for Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature

wide, multi-album deal. He is cur- years." Series Stratocaster, designed exdu-

rently working on his Widely regarded as a guitar hero sively by Shepherd. The inimitable

Roadrunner /Loud & Proud debut before that term exploded into pop James Brown referred to him as "one

projects, which include his first live culture with the video game, the of the wonders of the world."

album and a new studio album. self-taught Shepherd learned to play His most recent release, 2007's #1

"Kenny Wayne is a special artist" at the tender age of seven-years-old, selling Blues Album 10 Days Out; stated Loud & Proud President Tom learning Muddy Waters licks while Blues from the Backroads, documents

Lipsky. "He is passionate about his listening to his father's record collec- Shepherd as he travels the country

songwriting, his musicianship and tion, At 13, he was invited onstage to jam with and interview the last of

he values the relationship that he and performed with New Orleans the authentic blues musicians. This

has with his fans." bluesman Bryan Lee. Signed to fun length CD/DVD documentary

Shepherd himself said, "I am Giant Records at 16, Shepherd was nominated for two Grammys,

both excited and proud to be a part recorded his first album while a aired on PBS television nationwide

of the Roadrunner /Loud & Proud senior in high school. and has been certified RIAA Gold as

family. We have some very exciting In 1997, Kenny was ranked third a Long Form Video.

By DNA,Smith Couch Theater: DVD. Previews

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NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 6~12, 2010.

Picks ot tt« Week

"Mystery Science Theater 3000:

XVIII" (Unrated) ~. [oel, Mike and the bats are trapped on the Satellite of Love and forced to watch the world's worst movies -- and we get to watch 'em watch. The four episodes chosen for this latest collection are classics, especially "The Lost Continent," starring Whit Bissel, Cesar Romero and "Leave It to Beaver's" Hugh Beaumont. A group of scientists go to an island to recover a test rocket that's flown off-course and encounter ridiculous-looking stop-motion

dinosaurs and lizards shot using forced perspective. There is also rock climbing. Lots and lots of rock climbing. So much so, that "rock climbing" became a running a gag in future episodes of the show.

The second feature is "Crash of the Moons" a film stitched together from episodes of the old "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" television series. Rocky, Winky and his intrepid space crew try to stop an evil Space Dictator (Patsy Parsons) from destroying a moon ruled by the guy who played Sgt. Schultz on "Hogan's Heroes."

"The Beast of Yucca Flats" stars the legendary Tor Johnson as a

selves as the Criterion Collection of

Russian scientist who is silent and

turned into a monster fol- Golden Age

lowing an atomic blast. films. This

And the final feature, "Jack release of the

Frost" is a weird, Buster Keaton

Russian/Finnish fairy tale classic

made in the '60s about two "Steamboat

children's magical adven- Bill, Jr." only

tures, that looks more acid enhances their

trip than Brothers Grimm. reputation for

"World War I in Color" high-quality

(Unrated) ~- Shakespearian digital remas-

actor / director Kenneth tering and

Branagh narrates this bril- outstanding

liant six-part documentary MST3K Original Cast (L-R): Gypsy, special fea-

that does for The Great War Crowe, Joel and Tom Servo. tures.

what Ken Burns did for The Civil "Steamboat Bill, Jr." is the 1928 fol-

War. Using meticulously colorized low-up to the legendary Buster

archival footage and interviews and Keaton epic "The General." Both

personal accounts of soldiers who films are considered among his finest

fought in the war, the horrors, gal- work. In "Steamboat Bill," Keaton

lantry, the overwhelming scale and plays the college puddin' son of a

emotion of the 20th century's first Mississippi steamboat captain who

global conflict are brought to life. has come back to help his pop, who

Not only are the major battles is in the middle of a fierce rivalry

addressed, but also the advances in with another captain. Trouble

technology and weaponry of the abounds as Keaton is not only inept

war -- most of which are still in use at the job, but also is in love with the

today -- are highlighted, as are the daughter of his father's rival. The eli-

lifestyles of the people who lived max of the film involves a cyclone

during the turn of the century. This and some of the most amazing slap-

series is a must-have for general his- stick stuntwork you'll ever see on

tory buffs and military history afi- film, as Keaton runs through the

cionados alike. town and buildings literally collapse

"Steamboat Bill, Jr." Ultimate 2- around -- and on top of him.

Disc Edition (Unrated) -- For the There were two versions of the

past decade, Kino International film made, and this two-disc set fea-

have carved out a niche for them- (Continued on Page 26)

Tap 10 PiP 11.111

(As of June 26, 2010)

1. Katy Perry feal. Snoop Dogg No.1 "California Gurls" (Capitol)

2. Usher feat will.i.am No . 2 1l0MG" {La Face)

3. B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore No. 3 "Airplanes" (RebeIRock/Grand Hustle) 4. Travie McCoy feat, Bruno Mars No .. 5 "Billionaire" (Nappy BoyfDecaydance/Fueled by Ramen)

5. Ke$ha No.4 "Your Love Is My Drug" (KemosabefRCA)

6. Lady Gaga No.7 "Alejandro" (StreamlineIKonLive/Chenytree)

7. Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris No.6 "Break Your Heart" (Mercury)

8. Eminem No.8 "Not Afraid" (WebfShady/Aftermath)

9. The Black Eyed Peas No.9 "Rock That Body" (Interscope)

10. Drake No. 13 "Find Your Love" (Young Money/Cash Money)

TOp 10 Albums

1. Soundtrack new entry "Glee: The Music,. Journey to Regionals (EP)" (20th Century Fox TV/Columbia)

2. Soundtrack new entry 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic)

3. Christina Aguilera new entry "Bionic" (RCA)

4. Jack Johnson No.1 "To the Sea" (Brushfire)

5. Plies new entry "Goon Affiliated" (Big Gates/Slip-NSlide/Atlantic)

6. Justin Bieber No.2 "My World 2.0" (SchoolBoyfRaymond Braunllsland)

7. Soundtrack No.3 "Glee: The Music,. Volume 3:

Showstoppers" (20th Century FoX/Columbia)

8. Lady Antebellum No.4 "Need You Now" (Capitol Nashville)

9. Dierks Bentley new entry "Up On the Ridge" (Capitol Nashville)

10. Jewel new entry "Sweet and Wild" (Valory)

TOp 10 Hot Country Singles

1. Miranda Lambert No.1 "The House That Built Me" (Columbia)

2. Jason Aldean No.2 "Crazy Town" (Broken Bow)

3. Brad Paisley No.3 "Water" (Arista Nashville)

4. Clay Walker No.5 "She Won~ Be Lonely Long" (Curb)

5. Luke Bryan No. 7 "Rain Is a Good Thing" (Capitol Nashville)

6. Carrie Underwood No.9 "Undo It" (19)

7. Chris Young No.4 ''The Man I Want to Be" (RCA)

8. Reba No. 10 "I Keep On Loving You" (Starstruck)

9. Kei.th Urban No. 12 "I'm In" (Capitol Nashville) 10. Jerrod Niemann No. 13 "Lover" (Sea Gayle)

Top 10 Video Rentals

1. Wolfman (NR) Benicia Del Taro

2. Alice in Wonderland (PG) Johnny Depp

3. Valentine's Day (PG-13) Bradley Cooper

4. Dear John (PG-13) Channing Tatum

5. Edge of Darkness (R) Mel Gibson 6.lnvictus (PG~13) Morgan Freeman

7. The Road (R) Viggo Mortensen

8. It's Complicated (R) Meryl Streep

9. Legion (R) Paul. Bettany

10. The Spy Next Door (PG) Jackie Chan

TOp 10 DVD Sales

1. Alice in Wonderland (PG) (Buena Vista)

2. Wolfman (NR) (Universal)

3. Avatar (PG-13) (20th Century Fox)

4. Dear John (PG-13) (Sony)

5. Life (NR) (Warner)

6. True Blood: The Complete Second Season (NR) (Warner)

7. Valentine's Day (PG-13) (Warner)

8. Toy Story (G) (Buena Vista)

9. Burn Notice: Season Three (NR) (20th Century Fox)

10. Toy Story.2 (G) (Buena Vista) .

Top 10 Movies

1. Toy Story 3 (PG) Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

2. The Karate Kid (2010) (PG) Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan

3. The A-Team (PG-13) liem Neeson, Brad/ey Cooper

4. Get Him to the Greek (R) Jonah Hill, Russell Brand

5. Shrek Forever After (PG) Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy

6. Prince of Persia: The Sands." (PG-13) Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Anenon

7. Jonah Hex (PG-13) Josh Brolin, John Malkovich

8. Killers (PG-13) Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl

9. Iron Man 2 (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke 10. Marmaduke (PG) Owen Wilson, Emma Stone

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BEACH NEWZ

By Dariel Bendin

These days I spend a lot of time on the Internet listening to music, researching articles, reading blogs and just having a great time. I thought I'd share some of the music sites I frequent with you.

livefromdarylshouse .com I've got to thank Ray Scott, deejay at 94.9FM The Surf in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. for giving me a heads up about this dynamic monthly webcast. I love it! According to the site's home page, musician Daryl Hall came up with an idea to produce a monthly Internet show that featured him, his friends and other players in an intimate setting ... his living room. "After being on the road for so many years as part of Hall and Oates, I thought it would be fun to bring the road to my house," he says.

You should see this house he's talking about. It's an 18th century restoration project located about 1 00 miles north of New York City. Not only is Daryl Hall a singer, songwriter, keyboard player, guitarist and producer, he also preserves and restores historic homes. This one is on the market for a cool $11.9 million.

Live From Daryl's House first "aired" in 2007. Guests have included Smokey

Robinson, Maxi Priest, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek from The Doors, electrofunk duo Chromeo, Mercury Records group Parachute and more. The current installment, which, by the way, is the webcast's thirty-first show, features Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas.

Past shows are archived, and I've been savoring them one by one. Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall blew me away ... and don't even get me started on the Smokey Robinson show (You were right, Ray!).

You're going to love the energy of this show. And check out mealtime! These guys know how to eat!

www.mary4music.com

I first tripped over Mary Roby on MySpace a few years ago and her website has become a regular stop for me. Mary 4 Music is a treasure trove of information. For musicians and industry folks, it's full of resources and valuable links. For music lovers, Mary 4 Music offers access to hundreds of bands, clubs and festivals for you to discover.

At the home page, you choose which music portal you want to enter, blues or indie. Just click on the link. The site is straightforward and, given the massive amount of information, quite easy to navigate. You can

The current liveFromDarylsHouse.com webcast features Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas with Daryl Hall.

jump quickly between the two portals by clicking the link under the Miscellaneous listing on the lefthand side of the page.

The blues portal is the more comprehensive of the two. It features listings and links for blues bands, other music links, music festivals, radio listings, publications, blues societies, music reviews and more.

Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro reviews tunes for the site, and I find his evaluations to be thoughtful and well worth reading. Peter has also written for BluesWax.com, the free weekly blues music newsletter and Big City Blues magazine. He served as president for the Treasure Coast Blues Alliance in Florida and is a founding member of the South Florida Blues Society.

On the indie side, many of the same links apply: indie bands, indie music links, record labels and musician's resources such as agents and bookings, CD and DVD services, publishing and distribution.

stereog um .com StereoGum is another interesting site I've found.

One of the very first audioblogs, the site has been around since 2002. Creator Scott Lapatine focused on independent and alternatives music, complete with downloads, videos and news (some might say gossip). StereoGum, which was purchased by BUZZMedia in 2007, became known for featuring unknowns who would go on to mainstream success, most notably NYC.' s Vampire Weekend. The indie rock band's recorded-in-thebasement-slash-apartment-inBrooklyn EP debuted in Jan. 2008 at number 17 on the Billboard 200. The album has since been certified Gold in both the U.S. (sales over 500,000) and UK (sales over 100,.000).

While rooting around the site last week, I found a story on the News tab about voiceproject.org. This is a nonprofit project that features what they call a "chain of songs," where each artist performs a song which is then covered by another artist whose own song is then covered by another. You get the idea. Anyway, the video is Peter Gabriel discussing In the Neighborhood, which he sings and then Tom Waits covers the same tune. Very heady.

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Stax Records, now within Concord Music Group, released Stax Number Ones, a compilation of chart-toppers by some of the best known Stax artists in March. It's featured on the home page of SoulPatrol.com.

And just one of the things I love about Stereogum.

If you're not used to listening to alt-rock, Stereogum may be a bit of a stretch for you, so keep your mind open and have fun with it.

soul-patrol.com

If you want to know anything about soul music, soulpatrol.com is the place. According to the site, this is the only one hundred percent African American owner and operated Internet resource of its kind.

On the home page, click on the Soul-Petrol Radio link to listen to the radio programs featuring black music from yesterday and today: classic soul, southern SOUl, jazz, blues, nu soul, funk, Motown, Stax and black rock. Listen to interviews, commentaries and more.

From the home page you can also catch up on the latest newsletters and watch selected videos.

Click the Radio '~O link on the lefthand side for more music. The R&B Mix link features 80s to present day R&B. The Blues category covers the musical journey that began in the 20s and continues today. A link to Classic Hip Hop covers the genre's evolution, from its funky roots in the 70s to the gangsta rap of the 90s. Other links include Classic R&B, Today's R&B and Hip Hop and Nu Soul.

The Soul-Patrol website also includes doo wop, blueeyed soul and funky soul. It

links the past to the present.

The face and voice of SoulPatrol is Brooklyn-born Bob Davis. He created the site with his brother Mike, and it has surely been a labor of love.

There are many more websites I follow on a regular basis. If you're into roots music and Americana, visit nodepression.com. One of my faves. This next blog has been dark since April of 2009, but there's some great songwriting information at measureformeasu reo blogs. nytimes .com. Another one worth looking Into is ted.com/themesl live jnusic.htrnl, Pitchfork. com is great for indie rock news and reviews. I'm a blues lover so livebluesworld.com is a nobrainer for me (full story about this one to follow shortly).

And just for fun, log onto midoml.com whenever you can't remember the title of a tune. The site lets you www.midomi.com hum or If you can't remember the title of a tune, Midomilets you hum or sing a few notes (about ten seconds worth, and depending on your performance, up pops the song title! Way cool.

This was originally published at darielb. wordpress.com. Author Dariel Bendin can be reached on the Internet at Facebook. com, Twitter.comldarielb, LiveBluesWorld.com and MySpace. com/Culturejunkie ead Beach Newz online at myrtlebeachaltematives. com.

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Bill Snaden

By Paul Gable

After being classified 4Fin the military physical due to a punctured eardrum, Bill Snaden worked his way into the Merchant Marine so he could contribute to the war effort during World War II.

"In 1943, I went to work for NACA, but decided after a year that ( wasn't going anywhere, so I found out how to join the Merchant Marine," said Snaden.

The National Advisory

Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a federal agency charged with working on aeronautical research. During Worl.d War II, the agency helped with the development of planes for the Army Air Corps and Navy.

Deciding to leave NACA, Snaden spoke to a Coast Guard officer who advised him how to bypass the initial physical.

"I WOUldn't have passed the physical for the Merchant Marine either, but he told me to go get a job on any ship where I could get a seaman's certificate," Snaden said. "Oncel got

the seaman's certificate, I could go directly to the Merchant Marine without having to pass a physical or receive induction training."

Snaden got a job on a railroad ferry and got the sea~ man's certificate. Once he was certified, Snaden went to San Francisco where he got on a ship that was sailing to the South Pacific.

"I got on the Henry H. Blood and spent 1944 and part of 1945 transporting troops into the Philippine lslands," said Snaden.

He transferred to the SS Young America, which brought the 63rd Sea Bee Battalion back to the U.S.

"We arrived in San

Francisco at 12:01 a.m. on VJ Day," said Snaden. "We had to spend the next three days on the ship getting it secured, so we missed all the festivities on shore."

Snaden remained in the Merchant Marine until 1949. After the war, he worked in the Atlantic on ships taking supplies to France and Italy before finishing up as the Quartermaster on a passenger ship on the Great Lakes.

"I got married and decided to go back to school," Snaden said. "My wife agreed to work while I went to school, then, I returned the favor so she could go to school."

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Snaden ultimately earned a PhD in Earth Science. The Snadens taught at various colleges, inc.iuding an eight~year stint in Africa.

"Our kids essentially grew upin Africa," Snaden said. "We both taught in universities in Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya

during our eight years there."

Now retired, Snaden lost his wife of 61 years, Rusty, last fall to a massive stroke.

"We had a good life together and had a lot of experiences that many coupies never get," he said.

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tures both the theatrical of control, leading to the

release and the alternative aforementioned ridiculous

version featuring different third act. Still, ya get to see

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Name the group that released the song and the year.

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is the singer doing on a Saturday night?

6. After a motorcyde accident in 1966, Bob Dylan said he wasn't going to tour anymore. How long was he really gone? 7.. Who wrote the song that made the whole world sing in 1975?

8. Which group wrote and released "Let's Spend the Night Together"?

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1. Genesis, from 1967 to 1975. GabrieJ was known for his 011- stage costumes. His first four sale albums were given numbers instead of names.

2. "Flashdance ... What a Feeling," in 1983. Cara won an Academy Award for Best Song.

3. Marvin Gaye, in 1973. The song stayed at the top of the soul charts for eight weeks.

4. Jeremiah was a bullfrog, The song was done by Three Dog Night in 1971.

5. Taking a bath. The song also was on the soundtrack for the 1998 film "You've Got Mail."

6. Dylan went back on tour eight years later, in 1973.

7. "I Write the Songs" was written by Bruce Johnston and cut by Barry Manilow. It won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

5 .. The Rolling Stones, in 1967.

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On ,.he Geek Scrand

By Christopher A. Huff

From the Enterprise to the Everyday

Every since was a

youngling back in the pre-horne computer days, I wanted an iPad.

Okay. Perhaps I never called it an iPad, but that was pretty much what I wanted. Every calculator, watch, pocket radio or any other portable electronic device I came in contact with became a tricorder-like device to help me search out strange new worlds like Mr. Spack.

As I grew up, I continued in my quest for that elusive device that inspired my imagination. I had the most advanced digital watches, with calculators, computer games and digital phone

books. I had scientific calculators you could program. I bought nearly every kind of digital assistant they came out with. When "Pocket PCs" came out, I was right on the cutting edge using the latest models to work and play.

During that time, Star Trek:

The Next Generation redefined Ihese portable devices, labeling them PADOs (Personal Access Data Displays). Just as the previousgeneration of Trek had inspired so many of our advancements, this new Enterprise brought forth a new era of high-tech design, bringing the idea of touch screen surfaces, customizable work stalions and even eBooks to popular consumer's desires.

Just as Kirk's Enterprise gave birth cell phones (particularly nip-phones), Lazy-Boys and large screen TVs, Picard's devices, like the PADD, inspired

games while waiting for an appointment In the evening, I can google or access IMDB.com for some bit of trivia as my girlfriend and .1 watch TV. At bedtime, it turns into an eBock reader (with access to all the major bookstore and eBook services). It can even be my alarm clock, if I wasn't already using my smartphone for that.

This is not to say that the iPad is going to replace my MacBook Pro (wh.ich has replaced my desktop computer), or that I couldn't (or didn't) use the laptop for everything I am using theiPad for now. But the iPad does fit in a little better, and even helps asl sit here writing on the MacBook Pro while my e-mails feed onto the iPad.

The iPad is som.ething new that truly fills the technological hole that most (except for us Trek fans) didn't even realize existed.

Christopher Huf] is an unrepentant geek living, writing and playfng on the Grand Strand. YOIl can learn more about him and his writing at wwwpiratejournalism.com. Comments can be sent to chris@allernalives. sc.

The Coach's Perspective ...

By Thomas H. Swank, CBC

Assuming Great Risk In Pursuit Of Great Success ...

Over the course of the 18 months or so" most businesses and organizations have taken the position that professional training and personal development should be viewed as a luxury that they simply can no longer afford. Their rational is that this is one of the easiest ways to reduce their budget and cut operational expenses. Such an action is reflective of a short term mentality and a narrow sighted approach to a changing marketplace. It also speaks volumes about the organization's underlying belief system with respect to the capabilities of their people and the desirability of their products and services

Conversely, in the United States alone there are over 30,000,000+ small businesses that don'! budget anything for the development of their processes or people. These organizations typically employ

less than 20 people in their business. What these business organizations fail to comprehend is that their greatest potential asset is their people .. Concurrently, the Single greatest expense in operating any business is the payroll and benefil cost of the people that it employs.

The fact is that there has never been a better time to prepare for and invest in the future than now. The crossroads at which business and industry currently find themselves ~ is a pivotal moment in modern history. Now is not the time to wait and see which way the wind will b'low. It is moreover the optimum cecasion for developing the leadership that will blaze new trails of innovation and success. A lime for developing the talent, abilities and potential of both the organization, as well as its untapped human resource assets.

iPad- The touchscreen device puts a bit of the Enterprise into your hands.

generations of devices like the Palm, Casio PocketPCs, and tablet PCs.

However, it wasn't until Apple's success with multitouch input and the iPhone did things slart to really look and feel like what we all saw on Trek.

Then came the iPad. The flat, touch screen device looked like it was smuggled out of the prop archives at Universal Studios, and preformed much the same way as the PADD. Linking wireiessly to networks, it provides personal access to entertain men!, commun ications and even work files, Some peo-

The greatest return on investment (ROI) that any business can ever make is to invest heavily in their number one asset ... their people. The development of human potential. is exponential tn the ROI for both the organization and the lndividual employee.

An historical view of previous recessions and even the 1930's depression would reveal that some of the greatest success stories and fortunes occurred during these hardest of economic times. These were buslness people with visions, beliefs and passions. Entrepreneurs who were willing to assume great risk in order to achieve great success. Not only did they bet on themselves and their beliefs, they bet on their people.

These entrepreneurs didn't pull back because of an economic or business downturn ~ nor did they finch in the face of adversity. Rather, they kept on believing and kept right on persevering. Neither did these courageous business souls wait for conditions to be perieet or to rebound. They possessed the success attitudes and mindset that caused them to learn how to adapt to ever changing condltions and then prevail over them.

These concepts are anything but new. Their leg.endary stories

pie may have mocked Apple for using the "iPad" name, but to anyone who has seen Star Trek, it was obvious what they were going for.

Other naysayers complained that the device didn't have a market; there was no use for the device. My response was always simple: "Look at Star Trek."

My iPad fit right into my daily routine. In the mornings, instead of bringing out my 17- inch MacBook Pro, I pick up my iPad, drink my morning caffeine and browse news and a-mails, Throughout the day, I keep up with e-maits and play a few

have been told lime and time again ... generation after generation th.roughout history. Columbus in 1492, the pilgrims at Plymouth Hock, America's Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the pioneers who set out in their primitive Conestoga wagons to settle an untamed land. This same entrepreneurial spirit was how the west was won, it spawned the industrial revohrtion, it took the beaches at Normandy and put man on the moon.

It has always been the undying belief of the human spirit that has fueled the desire of mankind to rise above the direst of circumstances. Our current times are no different. .If you develop your mindset, potential and available resources ... you too can successfully rise above the challenges that you are currently facing ..

If you dig down deep enough within the very core of your being to find your "want to"... I have no doubt that you when do, you will then quickly discover the "how to". Finding your personal level of success is not about what you need to do, moreover it's about knowing what it is that you "want" to do. This is where your true purpose and passion lie ... and it's where your success is just beckoning for you to call it into existence.

Rest assured, the day will arrive when you become tired of playing it safe .... wh.en your comfort zone isn't so comforting ... when your inner most being convinces you that there is something more out there waiting for you ... a moment when the internal message to your brain is validated that you have unique and impressive abilities that when properly developed will provide you with the opportunity to do anything you want 10 doand take you any where that you want to go. This is the day that will constitute the "GO" signal that will spark your belief system into a'llowing you to take that step of faith and risk... that can potentially change your life forever.

Is today that day?

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The Downside of Reveling in 'Hardship Instead of Celebrating Your Successes

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Many Americans are facing overwhelming amounts of stress and emotional strain, yet no matter what your external situation it is always a choice how you deal with it on the inside.

At the end of last year, for instance, a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that nearly half of the 1,791 adults polled admitted to an increase in their stress levels over the pas! year. Additionally, more than half reported feelings of fatigue and lying awake at nigh! due to stress and 60 percent reported feeling irritable and angry.

For some, these negative feelings act as a sort of comfort, a fallback on which to place blame for why your life is no! going in the direction you planned. You may, in fact, thrive on complaining, worrying, fearing and expecting that the worst will happen, as when you live in a world where "everything wi.H go wrong if it can" it takes some of the pressure off you, as you believe that no matter what you do, life will be bleak.

However, reveling in the negative side of life is an "i n correct pleasure," one that will only further bring you down ~ and may seriously harm your health.

Health Risks of Negative Repetitive Thoughts

Repetitive thoughts can have positive or negative consequences, depending on what those thoughts are, according to a review of research by Edward R. Watkins, University of Exeter, in

the American Psycho.logical

Association's Psychological

Bulletin. If your repetitive thoughts are unconstructive, this can commanly lead to increased risks of:

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Physical health problems Just what types of repetitive thoughts are unconstructive? Watkins detailed several thought processes that can be detrimental to your health, including:

• Depressive Rumination:

Focusing on depressive syruptoms, symptoms of distress and the circumstances surrounding them.

• Perseverative Cognition:

Chronically activating one or more psychological. stressors, which prolongs the psychological and physiological responses to daily stress.

• Counterfactual Thinking:

Imagining better alternative "endings" 10 real-life situations, such as believing that a situation

would have turned out better if

you'd done something' differently. When the counterfaclual thinking is always better than what actually happened ("if only .... ") it can lead to increased shame, guilt, anxiety, sadness and regret.

• Habitual Negative Self-

Thinking: A mental habit of thinking negative things about yourself, often without a conscious intent to do so.

• Worry; Repetitive thoughts about imagined catastrophes, potential threats, uncertainties and risks, worry has been linked 10 interference with cognitive function, increased negative effect and disruptions to psychological processes.

Worry and Anxiety May Harm Your Brain and Body, Increase Dementia Risks

A study by researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Chicago's Rush Univers.ity found that people who are prone to "psychological distress" -- negative emotions like worry and anxiety -- are more likely to develop memory problems than those who adopt a more carefree existence, according to an analysis of two studies on aging that together included over 1,200 people.

In fact, study participants who experienced negative emotions most often were 40 percent more lik.ely to develop mild cognitive impairment than those whoexperiencec the least negativity.

Cognitive impairment involves mild memory or cognitive problems, and can be a steppingstone to dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A past study by the same researchers also indicated that people who are easily distressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who are not.

The researchers found that the same part of your nervous system that is responsible for the fi.ght-orflight stress response (the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)) also controls regulatory T cells, which are used by your body to end an immune response once thelhreatening foreign invader has been destroyed.

Their new research on mice revealed that the sympathetic nervous system can negatively impact your immune system, and also shed some light on why stress often exacerbates autoimmune disorders like lupus, arthritis and eczema.

Chronic stress is known to actu a Ilyintens.i.fy inflammation, according to the American Psychological Association (APA),

which makes you more vulnerable to inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis.

You may also not have known that stress can actually accelerate aging.

What Can You Gain by Turning Your Thought Processes Around?

It is far more fulfilling and truly enjoyable plus healthy to look on the bright side than it is to focus on negativity, plus your health and mental well-being can greatly benefit.

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh analyzed data from more than 100,000 women and found those who were optimistic were:

• 14 percent less likely to die from any cause than pessimists

• 30 percent less likely to die from heart disease after eight years of follow-up

• Less likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or smoke cigarettes

Further, women who were very mistrustful of others, a trait researchers called "cynically hostile," were 16 percent more likely to die during the study period, and 23 percent more likely to die from cancer, than women who were nol.

If you need even more reasons to start focusing on the sunny side of life, past research from Yale University found that those who are optimistic in middle age can expect to add at leasl7.5 years to their life - even after adjusting for age, gender, physical health and socioeconomic status.

And research from The Positive Psycho.logy Center at the University of Pennsylvania has found people who are happy:

• Do beller at work, school and sports

• Are less depressed

• Have fewer physical health problems

• Have better relationships

How to Become an Optimist, Even if You're Currently a Worrier, Complainer or Overanalyzer

Many people who have had great challenges in their lives fall into a state of complaining or negativity, and sadly never rise out of them due to feeling a need for or even a pleasure from them.

Possibly you yourself can recall times you have gotten so deeply focused on an argument or fighting with a friend or spouse that you no longer could see the

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truth is, you control how you view a situation and whether you perceive it negatively or positively. You also have the ability to let go of your past chaJ:l'enges, arguments and resentments so they no longer have control over your thought processes and your life.

An excellent starting point is simply if negative thoughts enter your mind, do not give them any attention.

Instead, focus on the many good things in your life and be grateful for what you have, especially the things you may take for granted, like food, shelter, your health and people who love you, and whom you love in return.

If you have a negative encounter with someone in your life, Dr. Peter Reznik recommends:

"After having an encounter with Ihis person, whether planned or unexpected, find a quiet place to do this short menial exercise:

Close your eyes. Imagine a beam of white lig.ht coming out of your chest. As it extends about two feet beyond your body, see It curving to your right tiUit makes a complete circle around you.

See the person in the distance. Breathe out gently and see your circle of light expanding in all directions until it embraces the person, and as it does, see the person trfting his/her eyes at you and smiling. Then open your eyes. Do thi.sexercise for one week."

Practicing daily affirmations after you wake up, before bed or anytime during the day can also help your thoughts to focus only on the bright side. When you feel stressed out, affirmations can also help you to relax. And remember, dwelling over the past (either good or bad times), worrying about the future or even waiting until. tomorrow to "get your life together" causes you unnecessary stress and hardship. Focus instead on the present moment and What's happening here and now.

The more you focus your thoughts on the positive, the more you will attract good into your life.

Regular exercise is also a key

way to stay mentally healthy. Exercise programs can create harmony in your bod,y, mind and self, helping you reach h.i.gher levels of self-fulfillment and wellbeing.

Finally, turn adversity into opportunity. A failure or a hard time is only a bad thing if you let it be. Realize that successful people fail, and have like.ly failed many times to get where they are. So when you do fail or fall onto hard times, embrace it. Turn the failure or challenge into a positive by figuring out what went wrong, then applying what you learned 10 your next endeavor or challenge.

Use the Law of Attraction to Your Advantage

In the film, The Secret, author Bob Proctor says, "Disease cannot live in a body that's in a healthy emotional state"

Likewise, if your mental state is optimistic, you will naturally attract more of the same into your life, according to the Law of Attraction. This posits that if you focus on positive things you'll attract good into your life. But the OPPOSite also holds true: if you worry constantly and think negalively, you may attract more of that into your life.

"The secret is the law of Attraction. Everything that's coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it's attracted to you by virtue of the images you're holding in your mind," Proctor says.

The idea is simple and very general: whatever it is that you focus on, think about and occupy your thoughts with will appear in your life. Humans, in this way, are like magnets, attracting into their lives whatever it is their emotions, beliefs and thoughts focus on.

So as you go through your days, make it a point 10 notice what your thoughts are focusing on ... and realize that you'll be happier and likely healthier, too, if you keep your mind in a prirnarlly positive place.

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Murrells Inlet 2020 and Boat Parade co-chairmen Bob Hendrick and Lee Hewitt have announced the theme for the twenty-seventh annual Murrells Inlet 4th of ... July Boat Parade - Freedom Is In.

The parade klcks-off at1 p.m. on Garden City point and arrives at the MarshWalk at approximately 1 :45·_·2 p.m. T-shirts featuring this year's theme are ¥-being sold to benefit the Belin Boy Scout Troop. fireworks 10 p.m 396.

Anyone is welcome to participate in the parade at no charge. Participants must only enter if they want to be judged in the decorating contest. Boat decoration contest entry forms are available at Murrells Inlet 2020,. Garden City Realty, Inc. ,. Dunes Realty, Crazy Sister Marina and Booty's Outdoors. Entry fee is $5.

"Independence on the Inlet" will follow with a fireworks display off of the Veteran's Pier at 10 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy dinner on the Inlet before the 10 p.m show in the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." The fireworks are free and open to the public.

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Murrells Inlet Scouts Benefit From Boat Parade

By lee Brockington

Belin United Methodist Church has long supported an active boy scout troop in Murrrelis Inlet. Members of the troop have made annual trips to the national jamboree, high adventure trips to the Northern Tier, Glacier National Park, the Florida Keys, Harbison State Forest, Jocassee Gorge,. and to the pinnacle of scouting - Philmont Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The Venture Crew nas hiked the Appalachian Trail, climbed the Presidential Mountains of New Hampshire and sailed on Lake Moultrie and Chesapeake Bay, canoed down the Edisto,. and rafted down the Nantahala 'River.

Wilderness skills, map reading ability and common sense development are goals of any scouting program and are honed to a shine in Murrells Inlet Lee Brockington, a member of the troop committee, stales, "The greatest part of our fundraisinq each year is the sale of the boat parade t-shirts, Through Ihe beautiful partnership between the troop, Booty's and the parade committee, the shirts are sold and widely distributed with the profits going to the salesmen! The scouts ali must sell a minimum of three dozen and several scouts have traditionally sold over 1 DO. Each scout accumulates "scout dollars," which deflect the costs of many of these trips.

It is a win-win for those involved in the boat parade and the troop, while developing yel another I.ife skill - salesmanship!"

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CALEIIDAR OF EYEII7S FOR JULY

ONGOING EVENTS:

Every Thursday: Pawleys Island Drinking Liberally. Drinking Liberally is aninformal gathering of like-minded left-leaners. Join us starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Hwy (Behind "Mole Hole" in the Island Shops off US 17). 843·237 -5632.

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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 21st Ave N., Myrtle Beach) 843·497-0470

or 843·650-2043

Myrtle Beach Stamp Club

_ 1st Tuesday of each month @ 7 p .. m., Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21 st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, 843·337 -008 7.

Canal St. Recreation Center Senior Bingo, Tuesdays,

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

VFW 10804 Friday night dinner Dinner and live music, 6 p.m. Seating limited, reservati.ons 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 1.9th & 20th Century Rice Museum.

The exhibit chronicles George-town's transition from rice production to lumber, livestock, & shipping. Georgetown, SC.

M-S, 10 a.mA:30 p.m. 843-546-7423

Canal St. Recreation Center Special Needs Workout Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m.vlZ p.rn., A unique workout program for individuals with special needs. $5 city resident/$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

Monday., Wednesday & Friday Myrtle's Market

Mr. Joe White Ave. at Oak SI. Local farmer's market, your best source for fresh fruits and vegetables.

9 a.m - 3 p.m.

CURRENT EVENTS:

July 1

Hot Summer Nights· Free Strolling Bagpipes Downtown boardwalk area, 8 p.rn, www.my.rtlebeachdowntown.com

July 2

Hot Summer Nights· Free Strolling Dixieland Band Downtown boardwalk area, 8 p.m. www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com

July 2

Concerts On the Coast- Free Mark Roberts & Breeze

6:30 p.m. in the parking lot for the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Bring your lawn chairs and dancin' shoes! Schedule on web. Click on "Free Summer Concerts." oceanislebeach .com

July 2

Cool Summer Evenings Brookgreen Gardens Gardens remain open until 9 p.m. Live entertainment (music and drama) included in regular garden admisslon; $12, adults; $6 children (good for seven consecutive days). Complete schedule available. www .. brookgreen.org 843~235~6000

July 4

Murrells Inlet Holiday Boat Parade

1 p.m. Garden City Point to the MarshWalk. T-shirt sales benefit Belin Boy Scout Troop 396. Fireworks off Veteran's Pier, 10 p.m.

July 8

Hot Summer Nights ~ Free StrOlling Bagpipes Downtown boardwalk area, 8 p.m. www.myrtlebeachdowntown. com

July 8

Cool Summer Evenings Brookgreen Gardens Gardens remain open until 9 p.m. Live entertainment {music and drama) included in regular garden admission: $12, adults; $6 children (good for seven consecutive days). Complete schedule available. www.brookgreen.org 843·235-6000

July 9

Hot Summer Nights ~ Free Strolling Dixieland Band Downtown boardwalk area, 8 p.m. www.myrtlebeachdowntown. com

July 9

Concerts On the Coast .• Free

Craig Woolard Band

6:30 p.m. in the parking lot for the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C .. Bring your lawn chairs and dancin' shoes! Schedule on web. Click on "Free Summer Concerts."

ocea nislebeach. com

July 9

Cool Summer Evenings Brookgreen Gardens Gardens remain open until

9 p.m. Live entertainment (music and drama) included in regular garden admission: $12, adults; $6 children (good for seven consecutive days). Complete schedule available. www.brookgreen.org 843~235~6000

July 10

Aramaic Spi.rituality Wo.rkshop

Unity Christ Church

10 a.rn, - noon, ReAwakening the Direct Experience, presented by Aramaic Spiritual Teacher Dale Allen Hoffman. Donations appreciated.

1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive, Surfside Beach, S.C. 843-238-8516

July 14

The Art of Scrapbooking Sunset River Marketplace Part of the gallery's Creative Echange monthly interactive series. Mary Crowley, consultant for Creative Memories presents.

11 a.m .• 12:30 p.m, $5, includes lunch. RS.v.P. required. 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. sunsetrivermarketplace.com 91 0~5 7 5-5999

July 14

Dr Holmes B Springs Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament True Blue Golf Plantation. Pawleys Island, S.C. Proceeds benefit Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center & Mercy Care.

843·347 ·5500

July 15

Hot Summer Nights· Free StroIling Bagpipes Downtown boardwalk area, 8 p.m.

www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com

July 16

Hot Summer Nights· Free StroIling Dixieland Band Downtown boardwalk area, S p.m. www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com

July 16

Concerts On the Coast· Free

Continental Divide

6:30 p.m. in the parking lot for the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Bring your lawn chairs and dancin' shoes! Schedule on web. Click on "Free Summer Concerts." oceanislebeach. com

July 22

Hot Summer Nights •. Free StroHi ngBagpipes Downtown boardwalk area, S p.m. www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com

July 23

Concerts On the Coast » Free

Band of Oz

6:30 p.m. in the parking lot for the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Bring your lawn chairs and dancin' shoes!

Schedule on web.

Click on "Free Summer Concerts." oceanislebeach .com

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Golf Tournament Raises Funds

to Support Mercy Care's Grief and Loss Program for Children

By Kristen Wadsten

The ninth annual John

Heiert/Jean Wheeler

Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting Mercy Care, was held on Saturday, June 5, 201 0 at the Gran d Dunes

Suzie and Mike Wheeler present Mercy Care's Executive Director, Sara-Jo Faucher, with a check for $12,500. Proceeds from this year's tournament support Mercy's grief program for children.

Women's Radio/ Social Network Launches in Myrtle Beach

On June 14, Zeus Radio Network launched Here Women Talk (HWT), a website with three main components:

- a professionally produced Internet radio station with an international listenership

• a social network connecting women locally in their own community (designed to spread via chapters); and

- an extensive, user-friendly events calendar (driving traffic to the site), a social network connecting women on a local level in their own communities, and all this intertwines with professionally produced internet radio.

HWT targets a female audience.

Its shows are designed to do at least one of three things: entertain, enlilghten and empower.

According to Kay Von Hoesen, who owns HWT and runs it out of her Certifax Appraisal office in Myrtle Beach, S.C., "HereWomenTalk.com is a place to find friends ... My girlfriends have always supported me ... and this is a place for women to connect with friends, colleagues and experts on subjects that women care about."

The interactive events calendar, is free and designed for simple uploading. Users submit their events, from social knitting dropins to art receptions and outdoor adventures. The main criteria is that the event must be of some educational or entertainment value. An administrator for HWT approves listings before they are posted.

The growing number of call-in

radio shows cover a range of topics including holistic health, local shag dancing, using private investigators and understanding men. Skyping from Los Angeles is former martial artist Brian Adams, a nationalllyknown motivational speaker whose students learn both physical and mental selfdefense.

Colin Lively, NYC. hairdresser to the stars Skypes his show from the Big Apple, where he and Dorothy Bishop, Diva of the High Cs, take you through nip and tuck, injections, makovers and every thing else you've ever wanted to know about plastic surgery.

Listeners are able to call into the show to ask questions, and there is also a chat line for people to type in questions for the host and guests.

For more information or to listen to a live or previously recorded show, log onto www.herewomentalk.com.

An indepth feature story about HereWomenTalk.com is in the works for an upcoming issue.

Founder of HereWomen Talk.corn, Kay Von Heesen.

Resort Club in Myrtle Beach.

The annual golf tournament, which began in 2001, has raised nearly $110,000 since its inception for a very special program of the Grand Strand's non-profit,

hometown hospice. This year, despite the tough economy, $12,500 was raised.

Proceeds from this tournament support Mercy Care's grief program for chil-

dren. Mercy works closely with the school systems and Department of Social Services to identify children who can benefit from working with our highly trained counselors.

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Register Now For Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament

By Melinda Johnson

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. This tournament is sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and The First Tee of Brunswick County and all proceeds will go to support both organ izations.

This event will be for participants of all ages. There is a junior division and an adult division

Organizers are now accepting registrations for the Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at Brierwood Golf Course, Shallotte, N.C. on Saturday, August 28. Roach was a First Tee Board Member and active participant and advocate for

as well as a parent/child division for those of you who would like to compete as a team. (Multliple division registrations are accepted.)

Entry fees are $50 for adults and $25 for juniors. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, prizes, and awards.

The entry deadline is Saturday, August 14 or until

filled. You are not registered until your entry fee is received.

All registrations will go through the First Tee of Brunswick County. Entry forms and more information are available online at www.brunswickcounty.org.

For more information, call The First Tee of Brunswick County at 910-754-5288.

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By Debbie HarweIl

Residents Give Local Projects Support On Survey

Over 300 members of the public took part in a Transportation Survey as part of the Long-Range Transportation Plan Update for the Grand Strand Area. Surveys were completed at public meetings held in February and were available at public libraries and the Plan's website (www.gsats.org) until April 1. The meeting at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot on February 22 was attended by 50 residents, with 68 attending the next evening at the Waccamaw Elementary School in Pawley's Island. The website has had over 1,000 visitors.

Responses to the

Transportation Surveys and comments received indicated great support for already funded projects such as the Backgate, Glenns Bay Road, extension of SC 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway), widening of SC 707, extension of Harrelson

Boulevard, and U.S. 701 Bridge replacement. There was also a general concern for the state of maintenance on roads in the Grand Strand area.

Among the potential improvement projects receiving support were those preserving capacity by controlling access on U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 through eliminating median breaks that do not have deceleration lanes, alternatives to new curb cuts and signal locations, and reduci.ng conflict points, New controlled access roads such as SC 31, the Southern Evacuation Life Line (SELL), and 1-73 also received support.

Approximately two hundred responses were received for a separate Visual Preference Survey that presented design alternatives for five types of tran sportation i mproveme nt. When considering a high speed commuter corridor, such as U.S. 501 between Conway and Myrtle Beach, 91 percent pre-

ferred improvements that were unlike those proposed in the previous long- range plan (interch ange san d barrie rs). More than half of the respondents selected improvements that included public transportation via dedicated bus or rail service. The public's interest in transit stressed the need for identifiable and accessible bus stop locations. An increased interest was expressed throughout the region for providing separated facilities for bikes and pedestrians, and not just bike lanes and sidewalks next to the curb.

Work on the Long-Range Transportation Plan Update will continue through the summer, with a second round of public meetings anticipated in the fall and Plan completion this winter.

Candidate transportation

improvement projects being considered for inclusion in the Plan are listed on the Plan's website (www.gsats.org).

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The History Channel

• On July 1, 1979, the Sony Walkman goes on sale for the very first time. The initial production run of 30,000 units looked to be too ambitious after one month of lackluster sales (only 3,000 were sold in the first month), but after a massive advertising campaiqn, available stocks sold out before the end of August

• On May 8, 1963, Sean Connery stars in his first Bond movie, "Dr. No." The film established many signature elements of the Bond series, including its distinctive theme song, fastpaced actlon, "Bond girls" and Bond's fondness for vodka martinis "shaken, not stirred."

• On July 2, 1992, the one-millionth Corvette, a white LT1 roadster with a red interior and a black roof - the same colors as the original 1953 model- rolls off

the assembly line in Bowling Green, Ky. The Corvette went into production in June 1953 with a base slicker price of $3,760 (around $30,000 in today's dollars).

• On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a swimming pool in Paris. Reard dubbed the suit the "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic bomb test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

• On July 8, 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry, representing the U.S. government, sails into Tokyo Bay, Japan. The Japanese accepted letters from President Millard Fillmore, making the United States the first Western nation in two centuries to establish relations with Japan.

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Phillips ~ealood Is Back!

By TBone Terry

Phill .. ips Seafood has

reopened their Seafood restaurant and ~ to the delight of many locals ~ they are back to their original concept

Last year we reported on Steve Phillips' new concept for the restaurant introduced for the first time anywhere. It was called World Cuisine and featured foods from the four corners of the world. There were foods from Thailand, to Mexican, to American southern comfort food. II had an extensive soup and salad bar, and even a ki.d's buffet; there was something for everyone. They also featured strolling dim sum carts as well as a variety of meals that were carved tableside for that global marketplace feel. It was pretty much buffet sty.le and had a set price of $19.95.

Even though the food was top notch quality and the service was impeccable, the concept was a failure Phillips Seafood has gained an excellent reputation over the past 50 plus years. It has grown from a small, family run restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland to a huge corporation with multiple restaurants and processing plants. Their emphasis has always been on fresh seafood, with particular attention to the Maryland crab and their world famous crab cakes.

The new concept had the locals shaking their heads. They didn't understand why Phillips had introduced dim sum, wontons, spring rolls, Korean BBQ, chicken wings and Mexican food to their menu. They balked at the one price buffet because Myrtle

Beach already had tons of "AI.I you can eat" fried seafood restaurants. They missed the full menu of wonderful seafood items that they had become to expect from Phillips, so they boycotted.

Now the old, original menu has returned. You locals can come on back now. You can get Clams on the half Shell, shrimp cocktails, steamed mussels, crab claws, broiled or fried seafood platters, lobster and yes, even the famous Phillips crab cakes, all at reasonable prices.

Corporate chef Todd Weisz was overseeing the operation, making sure the kitchen was running smoothly and the recipes were being foll.owed. He and the rest of the start-up staff returned to Baltimore and left Chef Bin Sexton in charge of the restaurant.

I enjoyed getting to know Chef Sexton. He worked with Steven Phillip's parents, Brice and Shirley in the early days in Ocean City. Chef Sexton went on to get college degrees in Economics, Political Science, Chemistry and Urban Planning .. He finished his MBA degree at the University of Maryland. Chef Sexton traveled around the world, establish.ing fisheries and processing plants in Indonesia, Thailand, and around the Pacific Rim. He is an internationally known expert on fish and certainly knows a lot about preparing and cooking it.

My dining experience at Phillips Seafood was excellent. You can't get fresher seafood anywhere on the beach. Phillips Seafood also has their fresh market where you can buy a variety of fresh seafood

Judging from the size of the avocados, lemons and limes you can say that Phillips Seafood puts out some rather large shrimp.

and take it home to apply your own culinary skills.

Pass the word. Phillips is back to it's original concept. Seafood at it's best.

Phillips Seafood Buffet at 1807 21 st Ave., North across from Broadway at the Beach. or for more information visit at phillipsseafood.com or call 843-626-2.722 .. You can contact this writer at CoastMagazine 1 @aol.com.

Bon Appetlt!

Phillips Seafood corporate chef Todd Weisz, corporate trainer, Di Antion and genera'i manager and chef, Bill Sexton.

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.. Ten Tips for Donating to Charity without Spending a Dime_

By Fred Godlash

Most people think that the only way to contribute to your community is by giving money to a charity but most people are not aware that your contribution can go beyond a direct donation. Philanthropy Realtors is one of many organizations that will donate money in your name. Listed below are some friendly tips that help consumers give to charity.

1. G.ive an old cell phone back.

Americans replace their cell phone once every two years. By giving your phone back to Sprint, T·MobJle, Verizon or AT&T you are giving to a charity (all vandors listed donate proceeds of used phones). Sprint states that since 2001 the company has donated $4 million to charity through the sale of used phones.

2. Lend your knowledge to a charity.

Sometimes your expertise can make a huge difference. If you are a plumber who can fix a pipe or you are a student who can make phone calls on the weekends.

3. Donate junk from the garage for a fundraising drive ..

Don't feel bad about throwing away that old bicycle or television; raffle it off at a fundraiser.

4. Join your neighborhood council.

Most major cities are too large to know the needs of the local community. By volunteering your time or opinions you can help issues like traffic, land usage, building regulations, and more.

5. Take a pet home fora week.

Many no kill shelters have so many animals that they need volunteers to take a cat or dog home for asliltle as a couple of days to free up room and resources ..

6. Donate your organs and plasma.

Most people don't realize the importance of telling DMV that you would like to be an organ donor in case of an emergency. Or if you don't feel squeamish you can always g'ive blood and make money!

7. Donate books and other media to your local library ..

Your local library is a qovernmen! agency and is most likely in need. Take that old collection of paperback books and bring it to the library. The library has been known to take equipment, real estate, stocks, a rtifacts , works of art and collections.

8. Allowing a charity to use your name or company name.

Most would be surprised how far you can go by lending your name. If you own a small business or just want 10 be put on a list of people that support a 501C3.

9. Go for a walle..

Many charities will donate money on your behalf by partieipating in walkathons, marathons, or other events.

1.0. Have your rea.ltor donate his fees to charity.

Philanthropy Realtors

recruits from all agencies both commercial and residential letting the seller donate to his or her favorite charity by using part of the realtor's commission as a donation. Some of the charities working with PhHanthropy include, Homes for Our Troops, Starlight Children'S Foundation,

Getavision, American Cinematheque, Learning Rights, and many more. The licensed realtors who are joining Philanthropy have been literal.ly nation wide. Philanthropy Realtors works with all aqendes; ask your realtor.

Licensed realtor Miguel Gonzale.z started Philanthropy Realtors, in association with Keifer Williams Los Feliz, eiter seeing his father die from cancer and battling the deadly disease himself. He uses a simpie formula taught by his father of giving back to the community by giving a piece of the real estate profits to select chertties. Miguel hopes other real estate companies wi/{ follow his example. Philanthropy Realtors is located in Los Angeles California. http://phil~ a nthropyrealtors . com.

By Kara Borie

The South Carolina

Department of Commerce and the Myrtle Beach Regional

Economic Development

Corporation (MBREDC)

announced recently that Myrtle Beach Recycling Inc. wil.llocate its new operations in Harry County. The $5 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.

"We are pleased to locate our new facility in Horry County and look forward to beginning operations there. South Carolina provides us with an excellent business climate and a top-notch workforce. Horry

County also had a building that provided the perfect fit for our corneany's needs. We appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials," said Joe Juliano. owner of Myrtle Beach Recycling.

Myrtle Beach

Recycl.ing is a new cornpany that will focus on paper recycling services. Myrtle Beach Recyding is a "green industry" company, helping to reduce the amount of waste that would otherwise go into landfills.

"South Carolina continues to see positive results from enhancements to our state's buslness-frlendly climate, and Myrtle Beach Recycling's decisian 10 locate operations here is another sign of how small businesses and innovation benefit when tax and regulatory burdens are low. It is important, now more than ever, that we work to continue to strengthen the fundamentals that support the g.rowth of small business because start-ups and existing small businesses play a vital role in providing job opportunities for many South Carolinians," said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce. "We

are pleased to welcome Myrtle Beach Recycling to our state's business community and wish them much success in the.ir endeavors here."

"We are delighted to welcome Myrtle Beach Recycling Inc. to the business community. Recycling improves the environment and creates jobs in the process. This is an exciting project and we look forward to working with this company in the future," said MBREDC Chairman Jimmy Yahnis.

The company began hiring for the positions in mid~May. Anyone interested in finding out about job opportunities with the company should contact the Coastal Workforce Center at 843~234~9675.

Scrapbooking Event At Sunset River July 14

By Debbie BisseUe

Sunset River Marketplace's Creative Exchange series continues on July 14 with The Art of Scrapbooking. Mary Crowley, professional photo organizer and consultant for Creative Memories, will demonstrate the latest ways to turn your pictures, computer images and stories into photo memory albums, digital collections and personalized photo gifts.

Crowley, who was introduced to scrapbooking in 1996, says she's finally found a quality medium to house all the sentimental memorabilia and pictures she collected for years.

Soon after she beqanscrapbooking, she realized thai saving her photos had become a passion and soon she was helping her family and friends document their own memories.

With Creative Memories, album making became her fun lime job. She has received numerous company awards and, in 2007, became an award-winninq unit leader for the company. When Creative Memories - already a worldwide leader in the scrapbooking industry - brought scrapbooking into the d'igital world, Mary served on the Creative Memories D.igi Team.

Mary has also been a guest

speaker for many homeowner association groups, as well as photography and computer dubs.

As a consultant, Crowley has helped many clients organize their stories and images. Some prefer one-on-one attention, while others like a group selting. Whatever their preference, she helps them compile their photos, images, and stories. She helps them take their pictures out of their drawers. boxes, bags; and she helps them retrieve their digital images from their hard drives and memory cards and puts these memories back into their lives.

Photo memory albums are a

treasure in any home, a thoughtful gift for family and friends, and just a unique way to share memories.

Creative Exchange is an interactive monthly event at Sunset River Marketplace. The gallery is located at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C.

Mary Crowley's scrapbooking presentation, which includes lunch, takes place from 11':00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a $5 fee and, due to limited seating, reservations are required.

For information, call 910~ 575-5999 Of email lassiter@su risatrivarmarkatplace.com. Additional intormation may be found on the web-

site: www.sunsetri verm arketplace.com.

Scrapbooking expert, Mary Crowley.

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DEA'R PAW'S CORNER:

I have a s-month-old Dachshund, "Betty," whom I have trained to use 'wet pads." She has been very goad, with one exception: When she has to urinate she gets her front paws on the pad and starts going, and the urine ends up half on the pad and the rest on the floor (thank God I have tile). ltis hard for me to take her outside. I don't want to scold her, as it would only confuse the sitoation, Any suggesti.ons? - Kay, via e-mail

DEAR KAY:

I like that you're keeping Betty's training positive, and I think that a combined solution can work here.

Use a piece of woad t.o create a bumper that can be placed against the edge ot the pee pad. It doesn't need to be very high - three or four inches at mast - but il should extend to both edges of the pad where Betty usually hangs her butt, Duct tape the wood to the floor,

Take Betty to the pee pad on a leash far the next few days, around the time that she typically uses it. Let her lnvestlqate the bumper, and then lead her onto the pad, facing her usual direction. Lei her start peeing on her own.

She should automatically move forward bef.ore squatting 1.0 pee ..

As soon as she does this and starts going, give her lots of praise and when she's finished, add-a treat and more praise.

If shedoesn'l automatically move up to avoid the bumper, stand in front of her while h.olding her leash and give the command "come," and then "stay" when she's in position. let her continue the pee ritual and follow withl.ots of praise.

The idea here is to get her to go "Oh, Iget itl" or at least associate the middle of the pad with good things. When she starts going straight to that position wtthout prompting, remove the bumper board. Repeat the training session, with lots of praise when she goes in the middle of the pad.

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DEAR PAW'S CORNER:

I should buy stock in Ihe.aluminum foil industry? My s-vear-oro boxer/hound mix, Shera, will not stay off the furniture. My bed and living-roam furniture are lined with aluminum foil to stop her from climbing them. I have a 14"year-.old dog, Bubba,. who sleeps with me at night, but never occupies the bed or furniture by day. Shera is kennel trained and sleeps in her kennel at night with the door fastened.

Bubba is getting near the end, and I don't want 10 take.on another dog until I solve this problem with Shera .. Would it be. best to wait until Bubba is nat sleeping with me to correct this territorial issue? . Susan W., via email

DEAR SUSAN:

I don't think this is a territorial issue so much as an issue of Shera figuring out how far to push her boundaries. Naturally, she will want to get up on the couch or the bed just like Bubba,

Bul y.ou don't have to wait until Bubba is g.one to startaddressing Shera's behavior. You can choose to wail - especially if taking care of Bubba is stressful right now and you just don't want to deal with a n.ew challenge. Shera's behavior probably will not change during this period. Bul if you have the lime and energ;y, start training Shere to stay off the furniture. It's a mailer .of you being the leader of the family, and what you say goes. That means if Bubba gets to sleep .on the bed and Shera doesn't, tao t.ough for Shera.

As far as how: I'd recommend spending more time with Shera, playing or dolnq basic obedience training on Ihe leash, next 10 the furniture she likes to jump on. When she wants to get on the couch, tug her away, have her face you and command "sit" or "lie dawn" and "stay." Basically, retrain her way of thinking about the purpose of those rooms.

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Golf Tournament Benefits 'Listen To Your Heart' Foundation

By Jessi.ca Durivage

The sixth annual Listen To Your Heart Go.lf Tournament honoring the memory of Christopher Joseph Carroll will be held on Saturday, August 21 at Shaftesbury Glen Golf Course. The tournament will have a 10 a.m. shotgun start:

The cost is $1 00 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch and dinner and a hole-in-one contest The Listen To Your Heart Foundation has raised over $100,000 since the firsl tournament was held in

I 2004 and given over 60 college scholarships to high school seniors all over Horry County.

On Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 Christopher Joseph Carroll was killed in an automobile accident.

He was the passenger in a car driven by a friend, a friend that was driving under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred. The driver also died in the crash. Christopher made a poor decision that night when he chose to get into the car with

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together to survive the ordeal. They did not point fingers or look tolay blame on the driver; they accepted the fact that Christopher had made his own decision to get into the car that night, and that he was responsi'ble for his actions.

Christopher's family sought a way 10 honor his memory, and at the same time provide a valuable service to the community. They formed the Christopher Joseph Carroll Listen To Your Heart Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to provide scholarship money to local high school seniors planning 10 pursue a college education and to promote. and encourage teenagers to take responsibility for their own actions by saying "no" to drinking and driving ..

The revenues needed to fund this endeavor will be generated through the charily golf tournament held annually.

The tournament is seeking sponsors from the local community in an effort 10 generate additional funds. Through business and individual. sponsorships the Listen to your Heart Foundation will provide more scholarships to local students.

The Tournament is being sponored by Outback Steakhouse, Lavin Cars and Palmetto Discount Goll For more information, call 843467 ~ 9238.

Christopher Joseph Carroll is the brother of Jessica Durivage, who organized the foundation that honors him.

As you're prepping for your gardens this spring and qathering your much needed supplies and tools, keep in mind that 40 percent of water used during the spring and summer is actually used outdoors,

In fact. as we enter into the summer months, the increase in water use comes during a time of year when there is actually less water available naturally due to increased temperatures and plant demand. For this reason, it's important to ensure that all gardeners - expert or novice • have an understanding of gar~ den watering best practices.

Whether you're gardening plants that are rooted in the ground, in a garden bed, or scattered throughout your back porch or patio in decorative planters, it's essential to tend to your plants with just the right amount of water without going under or over their needs. Watering just the rig.ht amount will help your garden flourish, while conserving as much water as possible.

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when it's going to rain or if the temperature rises dramatically. and remember to water your piants accordingly.

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Incorporate watering into your daily routine so that you're watering the garden on a regular basis. If you miss a day, don't overwater the next to cornpensate, as this will simply flood the roots.

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Dig deeper into the soil and feel with your hand to check if the water is reaching the roots.

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Once you're equipped with the right tools and watering know-how, you'll be able to create and maintain a beautiful garden, lawn or patio from spring through summer, and well into the fall while conserving water.

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