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New Jersey makes last-minute bid for gay marriage
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
New Jersey makes last-minute bid for gay marriage

New Jersey’s state Senate will vote on legalizing same-sex marriage this week, officials announced on Tuesday, in a race against the clock before a new governor who opposes the measure takes office.

Schwarzenegger readies California budget plan
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Schwarzenegger readies California budget plan

Arnold Schwarzenegger will lay out plans for his last year as California’s governor this week under pressure to close a $21 billion budget shortfall and fundamentally change how the state is run.

Air passengers deal with tougher U.S. security
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Air passengers deal with tougher U.S. security

Air travelers arriving in the United States under tighter security on Tuesday said they faced repeated passport checks and could not use blankets or leave seats in the last hour of their flight, but some said they felt safer.

Yemeni loses appeal for release from Guantanamo
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Yemeni loses appeal for release from Guantanamo

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that a Yemeni man who cooked for Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan was lawfully detained at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

California airport shut down in security scare
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
California airport shut down in security scare

A hazardous substance was found in a passenger’s luggage at a California airport, sending two federal baggage screeners to the hospital and prompting an evacuation of the terminal on Tuesday in the latest U.S. aviation security scare.

Tell Willie, 1-6
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tell Willie, 1-6

Willie,
I have a co-worker who always blames other kids for what her child does. At first I thought yeah, I would not let them hang out with my teen child either, bad influence. But it is getting to the point of where I have noticed that it has become every friend’s fault for what the child does. I can’t believe it is all these other kids’ fault and not ever her own child’s fault. All I hear is my child is a good child, it is _____ (fill in the blank with whatever friend they have at the time). After a while, would any parent not see their little darling may be at fault as well? Would it be rude to tell her my thoughts? At least she may stop talking about all the other bad kids! I feel if a person is not forced to participate in an activity, then they should hold part of the responsibility. Kids will be kids, and all we have to except that ours may be in the wrong from time to time. I know I have one, and I know he is not perfect.

DHEC needs to relocate its monitor
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
DHEC needs to relocate its monitor

Editor:
It seems as if DHEC and EPA are defining Pickens County as dirty. Pickens needs to expand its employment base. When searching for a new location for facilities, businesses look at pollution levels. If Pickens County is rated non-compliant, they will not move here.

Eugene Robinson: A designation Cuba doesn’t deserve
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Eugene Robinson: A designation Cuba doesn’t deserve

Under new rules prompted by the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack, airline passengers coming to the United States from 14 nations will undergo extra screening: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Local students named SC Junior Scholars
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Local students named SC Junior Scholars

Thes 26 Seneca Middle School eighth-grade students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars.

‘Santa’s helpers’ visit Seneca Residential
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
‘Santa’s helpers’ visit Seneca Residential

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6830, wearing Santa hats, are surrounded by residents of Seneca Residential on Tokeena Road.