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Have You Seen This? George Clooney apologizes for 'Batman & Robin'

LAND OF REGRET — George Clooney has become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood today. The man has won two Oscars, starred in several films that were both critically acclaimed and huge box office juggernauts and he's made powerful and poignant films like "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Descendents."

May 29, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

10 new words added to the dictionary in the past 10 years

“Emoji,” “meme” and “jegging” are just a few of the new words now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, turning them from slang and passing fads into official words.

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

How parents handle job insecurity affects families, parenting

Researchers are finding that economic insecurity affects children reared in either low-income or higher-income families, but how parents help children prepare for the challenge differs based on their economic and education status.

May 29, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | National

More schools experiment with four-day school weeks, but do they help students?

For an ever-growing number of students across the country, every weekend is a three-day weekend — some educators say it’s even helping students learn more.

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

Bill Clinton at the UN applauds Ebola success

“As of today, I am officially Ebola free,” declared former President Bill Clinton before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Clinton recently visited Liberia, but he arrived three days before the country was officially declared free of the Ebola virus (May 9), and so he had to go through all the official protocols to be sure he was Ebola free before being allowed in public.

May 29, 2015 | Susan Roylance Deseret News | National

Want to lose weight? Watch where you put what you eat

Out of sight, out of … stomach? A recent study, published last month in the International Journal of Obesity (paywall), found that where you store your food at home could hold consequences for your waistline.

May 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

Cyber Civics: Building a brighter digital future, one classroom at a time

Earlier this year, middle school teacher Diana Graber’s 16-year-old daughter popped her head into Graber’s office asking for advice.

May 29, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

Four for Families: ‘Tomorrowland’ praises innovation

Here are four movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

May 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | National

'Tomorrowland' not as good as hoped

'Tomorrowland' (PG) — 3 stars

May 29, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National

'San Andreas' levels California with B-movie mayhem

“SAN ANDREAS” — 3 Stars — Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt; PG-13 (intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language); in general release

May 29, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National

John Wayne Westerns get a Blu-ray upgrade this week

Two John Wayne movies receive Blu-ray upgrades this week as part of a five-film Westerns set.

May 29, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials

Tucker: Waylon’s advice hits the mark

My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me, all hot and bothered, about the big outlaw gang biker shootout a couple weeks ago in Waco, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Mischner: Glenn Tucker, a helluva newspaperman

After many, many years, today may be Glenn Tucker's final column with the Chronicle-Independent (hopefully, he may choose to periodically write one from time to time when he gets the urge). Additionally, he has written the lion's share of this newspapers editorials and that important duty will now be handled by others at the newspaper.

May 29, 2015 | Mike Mischner | Columns

Phillips: ‘To protect and serve’

Every now and then I revisit a topic I've already written about here, especially when there's new information to pass along or a new observation I've made or conclusion I've reached. Such is the case this week.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

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What the Bible says

I write this letter in response to an article in your paper entitled "Episcopal Church is right to recognize gay unions." It saddens me to read once again of supposed "Christians" approving of what the Bible clearly says is wrong. "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God." Corinthians 6:9-11.

August 01, 2012 | Barbara Kelly Camden | Letters

KH trustees

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise is right in recommending to council members that they thoroughly vet people before placing them on the board of directors of KershawHealth. In the past, recommendations have primarily been rubber-stamped by the council; that doesn't mean highly qualified people weren't placed on the board, because there have been. Many county citizens have served faithfully and skillfully as the local hospital has navigated its way through a rapidly changing marketplace. But having competent board members is more necessary now than ever before because of a variety of changing federal mandates as well as ...

August 01, 2012 | | Editorials

Obama's Don Quixote quest

Defying any semblance of logic, some political pundits are now chalking up South Carolina in the swing state category for November's general election.

August 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

Overcrowding

At the beginning of one school year, I entered my room to see an extra row of filled desks as well as students enough to fill another row. There was hardly enough room to squeeze sideways through the rows to give help. If anyone had tried, bending would have presented a posterior to the pupil in the desk on the adjoining row. The students looked at me; I looked at them. Then they began to beg. "Please, Ms. Pruett, do not move any of us." They were smart enough to know no teacher could have so many students in one ...

August 01, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

The camera's place in court

WASHINGTON -- The video of James Holmes from inside the Arapahoe County Courthouse was as mesmerizing as it was creepy. His fluorescent mop of pink and orange hair. His vacant eyes, alternately bulging and droopy. Was he medicated? Crazy? Vamping for the camera? And the question, unbidden and against journalistic interest: Should we really be seeing this? Is justice best served by having a camera in this courtroom?

August 01, 2012 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Award-winning

August 01, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Pet talk - Aug. 1, 2012

There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, shares some enlightening information about common food items that may be toxic to your pet.

August 01, 2012 | Texas A&M University | Pets

Angie Newman

A memorial service for Angela Jewell "Angie" Newman, 39, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

August 01, 2012 | | Obituaries

KH may use tech to track hand washing

Washing your hands. It sounds simple, almost trivial to talk about. However, ever since Joseph Lister -- working off the theories of Ignaz Semmelweis and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. -- pioneered antiseptic surgery, it's been an important component to keeping patients healthy and alive in hospitals around the world. So important that the very act of hand washing has become something to be tracked at KershawHealth.

August 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Military briefs - Aug. 1, 2012

Master Sgt. Ricky L. Whitehouse retired from the U.S. Air Force on July 20 after serving his country for 22 years.

August 01, 2012 | | Military

Camden writer named Artist Fellow

Kathryn Etters Lovatt, of Camden, is one of three women awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the S.C. Arts Commission Board. Lovatt, Nancy Ancrom of Columbia and Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clanton of Irmo each received $5,000. Lovatt earned the award for prose writing. Ancrom and Yonkey-Clanton work in poetry and dance choreography, respectively.

August 01, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Remembering victims

August 01, 2012 | | Military

Respecting the flag

August 01, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

School board member, county council candidate face business foreclosure

Kershaw County School Board Trustee Joseph ("Joey") Dorton and Kershaw County Council write-in candidate Willie Mickle, both owners of Gags Liquor Store on Wylie Street in Camden, are facing foreclosure of their business and have allegedly failed to pay sales taxes since 2009. Dorton is Mickle's son-in-law.

August 01, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Politics

SRE drops plans for Cassatt biomass plant

Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) has decided not to move forward with the completion of a biomass facility in Cassatt according to SRE CEO Raine Cotton.

August 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

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