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Blacks die of cancer more often, USC study finds

COLUMBIA – A new study by the University of South Carolina shows that blacks die of cancer more often than whites in the Palmetto state and at rates well above the national average. Researchers at USC's Arnold School of Public Health discussed the findings Tuesday. The study was published ...

06/02/09 - 1:09pm

Ex-doctor's sentence upheld on child pornography charges

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has upheld the 35-year prison sentence of a former Gainesville doctor convicted of child pornography. Gregory Kapordelis, an anesthesiologist, was convicted in May 2007 of six counts of downloading child pornography and using boys to produce pornographic pictu...

06/02/09 - 1:43pm

SC revokes funeral licenses for dismembering 'too tall' corpse

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina funeral board has revoked the licenses of the funeral director and funeral home which handled a 6-foot-7 man whose legs apparently were cut to fit in his casket. A state licensing spokesman said the Board of Funeral Service voted Monday to revoke the funeral direc...

06/02/09 - 12:49pm

Funeral home's license revoked for cutting legs off corpse

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina funeral board has revoked the licenses of the funeral director and funeral home which handled a 6-foot-7 man whose legs apparently were cut to fit in his casket. A state licensing spokesman said the Board of Funeral Service voted Monday to revoke the funeral directors&...

06/02/09 - 10:13pm

Russian loses in straight sets

PARIS - Facing match point in the quarterfinals, Maria Sharapova was no longer focused on winning her first French Open title. She merely wanted to win a game. That she did. A weary, rusty Sharapova averted a shutout today but lost to Dominika Cibulkova 6-0, 6-2 in the worst Grand Slam defeat of h...

06/02/09 - 5:51pm

Lot empty at Aiken Chrysler dealership closing tomorrow

Employees at Dick Smith Chrysler-Jeep in Aiken were going through a last-minute checklist this morning, readying the business to close tomorrow. The dealership on U.S Highway 1 was one of the two local dealerships that Chrysler identified in a bankruptcy filing that it would not keep in its dealer ...

06/02/09 - 1:45pm

I-20 crash backs up traffic in S.C.; no serious injuries reported

No one was injured in a one-car crash that held up traffic on Interstate 20 this morning. The one-car crash occurred in South Carolina near the South Carolina Welcome Center around 8:30 a.m., said South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth. A man was driving a 2004 Toyota sedan eastbo...

06/02/09 - 12:37pm

Seven area students among those with perfect attendance

COLUMBIA — Seventy-two South Carolina high school seniors are graduating with 12 years of perfect attendance, including one who received a car for his perseverance. Seven local students are on the list: Malcolm J. Muhammed, Aiken High School; Krystal Marie Hartley, Midland Valley High School; ...

01/12/10 - 11:01pm

GDP in 2008: Georgia down, South Carolina up

Georgia was among 12 states that experienced a decline in its gross domestic product in 2008, according to information released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Georgia’s real GDP dipped 0.8 percent last year. Real GDP is an inflation-adjusted measure of each state’s ...

06/02/09 - 10:44am

Masters practice round info being e-mailed

Planning to apply for 2010 Masters Tournament practice round tickets? Better check your e-mail. Larger numbers of applications for the popular practice rounds and Par 3 tournaments are being sent to previous applicants via email this year, and the attached PDF file is personalized with the name, ad...

06/02/09 - 12:45pm

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