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The Citadel in the News: Archive

November 2007

PUBLISH DATE STORIES
Friday
November 30, 2007
Law school's 1st dean returning to classroom

The first dean of the Charleston School of Law is stepping down to return to the classroom. Richard Gershon, who has served as dean since the school's inception, will become a full-time teacher at the school effective Dec. 31, according to a statement from the board of directors. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Friday
November 30, 2007
Technical colleges, USC build bridge

...  USC President Andrew Sorensen and Barry Russell, president of the state's technical college system, announced the new program at a news conference on the USC campus. Sorensen said the program is especially important because it provides access to the university for students who initially aren't accepted. Admission standards for freshmen have increased, he said, and now only one student in four who applies is actually accepted and enrolls. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,16
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Thursday
November 29, 2007
9. Citadel Volleyball (scroll down)

9. Citadel Volleyball: Citadel volleyball player Emily Hill finished the regular season ranked 16th nationally for service aces per game with a 0.60 mark. It's the highest national ranking by a female athlete at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C2

Thursday
November 29, 2007
Candlelight service (not web accessible)

The S.C. Corps of Cadets will present its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus.

Published in: The Post and Courier - ZB7

Thursday
November 29, 2007
Colleges seek innovative ways to boost fundraising

If one were to classify college fundraising, it'd likely fall under the heading of an art, not a science.  As colleges and universities find fundraising an increasingly vital source of their operating budget, it's not surprising that they're trying new methods to get some green. But Lindenwood University in St. Charles has devised one of the more curious schemes yet: It'll pay for alumni to have their wills prepared, provided they bequeath at least $1,000 to the college in return. ...

Published in: St. Charles Journal - website
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Thursday
November 29, 2007
Ex-Grissom wrestlers competing in college

Freshman Brendan Prince is off to a fast start at The Citadel.  The former Grissom High standout, wrestling at 165 pounds against a four-time North Carolina high school state champion, took his opening match over Greg Scott of George Mason 10-6. Prince then posted a 4-1 record at The Citadel Open, taking third place. At the UNC-Pembroke Open, he went 5-2. ...

Published in: Huntsville Times, AL - website

Thursday
November 29, 2007
Four Bucs Place In Whirlwind Illinois Tournament ('08 grad - scroll down for mentioning)

ADD ONE: The numbers in the Ridgewood wrestling room are low, but the Rams expect to get at least one addition to the team in December. Matt Bullwinkel will join the Rams coaching staff as an assistant after he graduates from The Citadel in December, according to Ridgewood coach Peter Smith. Bullwinkel won the 2004 Class 2A 130-pound state title. In the process, he became the only state champion with 52 wins that season. Bullwinkel attended the school with twin brother Billy. ...

Published in: Tampa Bay Online - website

Wednesday
November 28, 2007
Celebrities turn out for Clyburn benefit

"CSI: NY" star Hill Harper and former Citadel football player turned opera singer Morris Robinson are among the entertainers participating in a holiday gala for U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. The event at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Marriott at Renaissance Park is a benefit for the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Endowment for Archives and History at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. ...

Published in: Spartanburg Herald - website

Wednesday
November 28, 2007
Helen Louise Siemers (obit - took course at The Citadel)

CHARLESTON — A Graveside service for Helen Louise Siemers, 90, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany Cemetery, 10 Cunningham Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405.  ... Miss Siemers was a member of Sigma Alpha Phi. She took a Naval Architectural course at the Citadel, and then worked for the Navy Yard until the end of WW II. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Wednesday
November 28, 2007
Julius W. Becton, Jr. Joins APUS Board of Trustees (Cit honorary degree recipient; former advisory committee member)

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr., USA Retired, has been appointed to the board of trustees of American Public University System (APUS) (http://www.apus.edu) and brings with him a legacy of public service and dedication to education. As a member of the APUS board of trustees, Becton will help oversee academics at the online university system. ...He also holds honorary doctoral degrees from Huston-Tillotson College, Muhlenberg College, Prairie View A&M University, and The Citadel. ...

Published in: KATC 3 and 9 other sources - website

Wednesday
November 28, 2007
Oral Roberts Univ. to Get $70M Gift

TULSA, Okla. -

An Oklahoma City businessman said Tuesday he planned to donate $70 million to debt-ridden Oral Roberts University, days after the school's president stepped down amid accusations that he misspent funds to support a lavish lifestyle. ...

Published in: Forbes.com - website; P&C (abbreviated article, page A4)
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Wednesday
November 28, 2007
The city hopes to shine on CNN St. Pe...

But in recent weeks visitors to www.CNN.com have had to search the site to determine exactly where the debate would be held. And CNN decided to interview a group of undecided voters in Tampa, not St. Petersburg, during the debate. In July, the first YouTube debate was held at the Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C. Charlene Gunnells, a spokeswoman for the Citadel, said a few lucky students got to lead the candidates on stage before the debate. "It was a really exciting experience for us," Gunnells said. "During certain camera shots, if the camera was just right, just above Hillary or Obama you could see our logo." Harry Lesesne, senior adviser to the mayor of Charleston, said CNN aired images of the city's famous waterfront before the debate. ...

Published in: St. Petersburg Times, FL via Lexis Nexis - wetsite

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Charles Gabriel “Gabe” Soltau (obit - not an alum)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Services for Charles Gabriel “Gabe” Soltau, 24, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sumter, S.C.  ...Gabe graduated from Sumter High School in 2001, and attended The Citadel briefly, but due to health reasons had to withdraw. He then served four years in the U.S. Navy and then moved to Birmingham to attend school and work with his brother in his side business. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Citadel alumnus dies in hunting accident (2nd bullet)

A 28-year-old Charleston resident and Citadel alumnus was killed in a hunting accident in southwestern Williamsburg County on Friday morning, authorities said. Tello Vasquez, 28, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree around 11:35 a.m., Deputy Williamsburg County Coroner William Horton III said. The state Department of Natural Resources was investigating the circumstances of the accidental shooting near the Greeleyville area. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Families can mark special dates for holiday celebrations (Candlelight Service - scroll down to Saturday)

SATURDAY: The S.C. Corps of Cadets will present its Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Summerall Chapel, The Citadel. Cadets from the Protestant, Catholic, Gospel choirs, Chorale, Women's Ensemble and members of The Citadel Regimental Band will take part in the annual celebration. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page D1

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Freshmen key Dogs' comeback (photo gallery included)

Freshmen at The Citadel have a lot to learn. And on Monday night, they learned how to celebrate a big basketball victory.  Coach Ed Conroy started the water fight in the locker room, but Bulldogs players finished it by drenching their coach in celebration of a remarkable comeback. The Citadel was down by 17 points to rival Charleston Southern before rallying for a 76-73 victory before 1,521 fans at McAlister Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Gap in college success a concern

South Carolina college officials say schools must do more to help students, especially blacks, graduate from high school and college if they want to increase the state's percentage of adults who hold college degrees. The number of black students is expected to increase by 2025 because the black population in the state is increasing faster than the white one. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,12
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Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Highlights of the holidays (scroll down - middle section)

CITADEL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston. Free; donations accepted. (843) 953-5049

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Rock Hill native killed in hunting accident ('01 alum killed over the Thanksgiving holiday - followup piece)

A post-Thanksgiving hunting trip turned fatal for a 28-year-old Rock Hill native. Tello Vasquez was deer hunting in Willamsburg County, about two hours southeast of Columbia, on Friday morning when he was accidentally shot in the chest, said Lt. Robert McCullough of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. He was buried in Rock Hill on Monday. ...

Published in: The Herald, Rock Hill - website

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
South Carolina's Henry Brown Seeks Re-election to US Congress

Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr. was elected to the United States House of Representatives November 7, 2000. Now in his third term, he represents the First District of South Carolina, which includes all, or portions of, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry counties. ...In 2000, he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor a civilian can receive from the state of South Carolina. He has also received honorary doctorates from The Citadel, College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University, and Coastal Carolina University. In 2005, he received the College of Charleston's Founders' Medal. ...

Published in: The Conservative Voice - website

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Speaking of words

We realize you will have a lot to do next weekend, the first in the month of merriness. The Lowcountry merriment calendar will be stacked. But you can also give it up for the Center for Women and local authors at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Citadel Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave. There, 31 authors will sign their books. Admission is $10 at the door (refreshments included, of course), and 20 percent of all book sales benefit the Center for Women. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
THE CITADEL 76, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 73

At Charleston, Zach Urbanus scored 21 points, including the 3-pointer that put The Citadel up for good with 2:56 left, as the Bulldogs beat Charleston Southern. The Citadel trailed for most of the game before Urbanus buried a 3 that put the Bulldogs ahead 65-64 with 4:33 left. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Wenger takes flight when business is bustling

When a chef working for Steven Wenger’s catering company accidentally spilled oil on the well-manicured lawn of a client’s home, Wenger made a personal trip out to Rockville carrying just the right ingredients for an apology: a healthy plate of shrimp and grits, a bottle of Maker’s Mark, a shovel and soBuilding on that reputation, Wenger has been invited to throw some really cool parties from the Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island in 1991, to the gathering Google sponsored after the recent CNN/YouTube showdown for the Democratic presidential primary at The Citadel, along with thousands of corporate and sporting events and weddings in between.me sod. ...

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website
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Monday
November 26, 2007
Buccaneers ready for tough week against Bulldogs, Cougars

A rare opportunity awaits Charleston Southern's basketball team this week.  For just the third time in school history, the Buccaneers are playing their city rivals in back-to-back games — tonight at The Citadel, and Wednesday night against College of Charleston at the North Charleston Coliseum. And a CSU sweep would mark the first time the Bucs have beaten the Bulldogs and Cougars in consecutive games. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,10

Monday
November 26, 2007
Rock Hill native dies in hunting accident ('01 alum)

A post-Thanksgiving hunting trip turned fatal for a 28-year-old Rock Hill native.  Tello Vasquez was hunting in Willamsburg County, about two hours southeast of Columbia, Friday morning with several others when he was shot in the chest, said Lt. Robert McCullough of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.   DNR is investigating the incident, and no charges have been filed. The shot was not self-inflicted, McCullough said.  ...

Published in: The Herald, Rock Hill - website

Sunday
November 25, 2007
Bulldogs overcome early 14-point deficit (photo gallery included)

For much of Saturday afternoon, The Citadel Bulldogs played as if they'd overdosed on tryptophan. But the Bulldogs awoke from their post-Thanksgiving nap to rally from a 10-point halftime deficit for a 66-63 win over NAIA foe Webber International in front of 545 fans at McAlister Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Sunday
November 25, 2007
Business school building real estate program

At age 27, Will Riggs isn't a typical senior at the College of Charleston. He spent four years in the military and bought a condominium near his hometown in northern New Jersey before deciding to pursue a business degree. But even though he's familiar with the homebuying process, Riggs said he learned far more about the real estate industry through two college courses. Now, he understands how the refinancing process works, and his class this semester is about how appraisers assess property values...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page H1,2
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Sunday
November 25, 2007
Hatching a bank ('87)

Starting a new bank this year has been a reunion of sorts for Wayne Wicker and his former Anchor Bank colleagues. Wicker had a vision to start a bank from scratch and recruited co-workers from his 20-year banking past to make that dream a reality. Scott Plyler and Dick Burch, who have 26 combined years of local banking experience, are helping Wicker launch South Atlantic Bank, based in Myrtle Beach, on Wednesday. ...

Published in: The Sun News, Myrtle Beach - website
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Sunday
November 25, 2007
Like a switchblade, best quips cut deep

C of C prof's book focuses on politics - Today's overly orchestrated political debates and scripted responses have largely pushed out the harsh and often hilarious one-liners of classic campaign rhetoric. Communication professor's new book that compiles some of history's great political quips. "I'll Be Sober in the Morning: Great Political Putdowns, Comebacks, and Ripostes," edited by professor Chris Lamb, is a collection of humorous and biting comebacks that past politicians used to score points and silence opponents. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,7
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Sunday
November 25, 2007
More parents turn to college planners

James Island parent Paul Scholz says that when he attended college in the early 1980s, his entire undergraduate education cost only about $15,000, and that included room and board. Stephanie, the oldest of Paul and his wife Debbie's three daughters, is a senior at James Island Charter High School finalizing her college plans. The couple knows that $15,000 won't even cover the cost of two years of in-state tuition today. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,8
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Sunday
November 25, 2007
So close in '07, Dogs taking aim at 2008

In retrospect, that's all that separated The Citadel from a share of the Southern Conference championship and a shot at the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs this season.  A 21-17 loss to Georgia Southern on Oct. 27 - in a contest the Bulldogs led by 17-6 after three quarters - was the game that got away from The Citadel. That left the Bulldogs with a 4-3 mark in the SoCon, one game out of a tie for first place with co-champs Wofford and Appalachian State. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Sunday
November 25, 2007
Tello Enrique Vasquez ('01 - obit)

Tello Enrique Vasquez, 28 of 1206 Hepburn St. Charleston , SC passed away Friday Nov. 23, 2007 at Williamsburg Regional Hospital, Kingstree, SC. A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Vasquez was born May 25, 1979. He was Vice-President of Mortgages for Atlantic Bank and Trust. A member of the James Island Presbyterian Church and the Palmetto Society of Charleston, SC. Mr. Vasquez was a graduate of the Citidel Class of 2001, where he was a member of Golf Co. and Summerall Guards.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5; The State; The Herald, Rock Hill

Saturday
November 24, 2007
Celebration thanks (letter to the editor)

I want to use this forum to publicly thank Rick Jones of Fishbait Marketing, Tracey Erwin his executive director for the National Veterans Day Celebration organization, and the indomitable staff and friends of the NVDC.  This organization planned and executed a wonderful weekend of events including golf tournaments, theatrical productions, free meals, military review honors at The Citadel, dinner meetings, musical performances, bridge...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A10
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Saturday
November 24, 2007
Johann (John) Richard Forster ('56 - obit)

Mr. Johann (John) Richard Forster, 73, died of a stroke on Monday, November 19, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. John was born in New Orleans, LA, was raised in Mariel, Cuba, and boarded and studied at the Bolles Military School in Jacksonville, FL. When living on the coast of Cuba with his parents, John took advantage of his waterfront home and started a life-long love of sailing. He graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1956...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Friday
November 23, 2007
At Age 85, Mr. Two-Bits Still Fires Up Gator Faithful ('45)

TAMPA - George Edmondson really did intend to retire from his second job in 1999. The Tampa resident, who made his primary living in the insurance game, spent 50 years worth of fall Saturdays clad in a yellow shirt and orange-and-blue tie leading thousands of fans in a cheer that hadn't grown old in five decades. ...Edmondson first visited Florida Field in 1949. The Gators were losing to The Citadel, the school Edmondson had attended before joining the Navy. Edmondson couldn't stand to hear Florida fans booing their own team, so he got them cheering with a chant about adding up 25-cent pieces. ...

Published in: Tampa Bay Online - ebsite

Thursday
November 22, 2007
Candlelight Service (not web accessible)

The S.C. Cors of Cadets will presents its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB7

Wednesday
November 21, 2007
Fund-raiser for S.C. State library to be held Nov. 30

"CSI-New York" star Hill Harper will serve as master of ceremonies at a Nov. 30 holiday gala in Spartanburg benefiting the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Endowment for Archives and History at South Carolina State University.  Other special guests at the event will include former Citadel football standout Morris Robinson, now a bass with the Metropolitan Opera, and Crystal Garrett, the reigning Miss South Carolina. ...

Published in: Times and Democrat, Orangeburg - website

Wednesday
November 21, 2007
Lawmakers take aim at college costs
Larry Gazdick of Ashburn, Va., doesn't consider himself wealthy. But four years ago, when his stepson, Bryan Ingraham, applied for financial aid for college, he qualified for nothing but federal student loans. Gazdick had been saddled with debt after college, and he didn't want Bryan to endure the same fate. So Gazdick paid the full cost of Bryan's education — about $90,000, or $2,500 a month. To do so, Gazdick worked seven days a week for more than four years. ...
Published in: UDA TODAY - website
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Wednesday
November 21, 2007
Marines get tough on camos

BEAUFORT — The Marine Corps’ digital camouflage utility uniform might allow leathernecks to disappear in jungles and deserts, but it makes them stick out like a sore thumb at banks and day-care centers. In July, an order from Corps commandant Gen. James Conway tightened the Corps’ already strict prohibition on wearing utilities in public, forcing both Marines and businesses to adapt. For the past 20 years, Marines have been allowed to wear their utility uniforms for short convenience stops: grabbing a bite to eat, picking up a child from day care or visiting the bank. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Wednesday
November 21, 2007
Quakers race past BulldogsPenn 93, The Citadel 77

PHILADELPHIA — In one of college basketball's most storied arenas, the young Citadel Bulldogs got a lesson in the importance of transition defense. Penn registered its first victory of the season by running past the Bulldogs, 93-77, at the historic Palestra on Tuesday night, sending The Citadel to a 1-3 mark on the season. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Tuesday
November 20, 2007
C of C to announce Hull as athletic director

Joe Hull, a senior associate athletic director at Maryland, is the College of Charleston's choice to replace Jerry Baker as the Cougars' athletics director. Hull will be introduced as the new athletic director at noon today at Randolph Hall on the College of Charleston campus, sources close to the search process told The Post and Courier. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1
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Tuesday
November 20, 2007
Citadel basketball signs three, apologizes

Citadel basketball coach Ed Conroy has signed two guards and a 6-9 center in the fall signing period, he announced Monday. Guards Khalif Guiden and E.J. Hicks and center Matt Roberts have signed national letters of intent with The Citadel for the 2008-09 season. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Tuesday
November 20, 2007
Identifying, promoting target behaviors to improve grades (letter to the editor by faculty member)

As a clinical child psychologist and mother of three, I find I cannot let Lisa Brown's Nov. 6, column "Straight A's profitable for kids" go by without comment. In general I am a strong supporter of families' personal choices about how to motivate their children, short of abuse. How she raises her children is her business. However, as a columnist, Ms. Brown is in a position to influence others, and I think readers need to know that her system, as described, is potentially fraught with problems. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A
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Tuesday
November 20, 2007
Mayor-elect of Minnesott Beach dies after suffering stroke ('57 John Forster)

MINNESOTT BEACH - John Forster, the mayor-elect in Minnesott Beach, died Monday, four days after suffering a stroke.  Forster, a Navy veteran, will be cremated and buried at Arlington National Cemetery, according to family members.  He mounted a successful write-in candidacy for mayor of Minnesott Beach, winning in landslide fashion on Nov. 6. He was to have been sworn in Dec. 11.  ...

Published in: Sun Journal, New Bern, NC - website
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Tuesday
November 20, 2007
Men's Basketball Hosts The Citadel

The Quakers hit the middle portion of this ambitious early-season schedule with Tuesday night's game against The Citadel; this will be the second of five games in an 11-day span, and the first of three in a five-day span this week. After tonight, Penn concludes play in the Philly Hoop Group Classic with games Friday and Saturday night at The Palestra; the Classic is an exempt event that will host four games both days at the historic venue. ...

Published in: Penn Athletics, Phila., PA - website

Tuesday
November 20, 2007
The Citadel (1-2) at Penn (0-3)

GAME NOTES: Still waiting for their first win of 2007-08, the Penn Quakers take a crack at the Bulldogs of The Citadel tonight at home in The Palestra. Then again, the famed venue has not been kind to the Quakers early on this season with the team bowing to Drexel in the opener and then Howard University by 15 points on Saturday. ... 

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
November 20, 2007
USC signs two local standouts (Citadel apology statement included in article)

... The Citadel on Monday released a statement apologizing for the actions of some of its cadets when it played host to USC on Thursday. The cadets jeered Trojans guard O.J. Mayo and some held signs comparing him to Michael Vick and O.J. Simpson. One local resident said after the game he considered those actions racist and would demand an apology to USC. "By no means was anything meant to be racially implied toward O.J. Mayo, his teammates or coaching staff," the Citadel statement said in part. ...

Published in: Los Angeles Times - website

Tuesday
November 20, 2007
War on Terror Conversations: Fred Thompson [Video]

(Fred Thompson was interviewed on the day he addressed The Citadel)

Published in: Pajamas Media - website
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Monday
November 19, 2007
Charging for BTN on basic cable is hidden tax

Last year, a football game like Wisconsin vs. The Citadel would have been broadcast on free over-the-air television. Most of us might watch a match-up like that casually if at all, but at least the game would be free and available. Unfortunately, this year, that game was a pawn in a high stakes media game in which it seems both Badger fans and other consumers have been forgotten. ...

Published in: Marshfield News-Herald, WI - website

Monday
November 19, 2007
Distinctions

O. Perry Earle III of Fountain Inn has been named Alumnus of the Year of The Citadel School of Business Administration.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E4 (Business Review)

Monday
November 19, 2007
Former S.C. slave's legacy disputed
CHARLESTON, S.C. — For years, this city has debated whether to erect a monument to one of its most divisive figures — Denmark Vesey, the convicted plotter of a 19th-century slave rebellion. ... The Vesey affair seemed to confirm those fears. Afterward, whites became more militant in their support of slavery and more antagonistic toward Northern abolitionists. South Carolina cracked down on blacks' rights and Charleston built a fortress and military academy, The Citadel. ...
Published in: USA TODAY - website
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Monday
November 19, 2007
From a Gold Star Mother (Josh Booth ''05 -casulty of "Operation Iraqi Freedom"

Editor's note: Debra Booth was recently asked by the Boston Globe to write an essay from a "Gold Star Mother" for Veterans Day. Gold Star Mothers are those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of this country. Last October, Booth's son, Josh, was killed while serving in Iraq. He was buried here in Bedford. Since Bedford and Virginia were mentioned throughout in her essay, she thought she would share it with us. We're glad she did. ...

Published in: BedfortBulletin.com, VA - website

Monday
November 19, 2007
Funding efforts | Powerful lobbyist backing USC

... But last year, USC hired Stewart Van Scoyoc, among the U.S. capital’s most powerful lobbyists and one who specializes in getting government money for universities. Harris Pastides, USC vice president for research and health sciences, said he and other senior university officials decided they needed to pursue federal funds more aggressively. “The competition is stiffer,” Pastides said in an interview. “As a nation at war, funding for many of the areas that our faculty have traditionally found fruitful has become extremely competitive. There are more and more fine universities competing for the same pot of money. We want to do better.” ...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
November 19, 2007
Holiday event highlights (candlelight service)

CITADEL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3, Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston. Free; donations accepted. (843) 953-5049

Published in: The State - website

Monday
November 19, 2007
J. Donald Dial ('36 - obit)

COLUMBIA — J. Donald Dial died Friday, November 16, 2007, after a short illness. Born on July 27, 1915, at home in Columbia, he was a son of the late John Donald Dial and Marjorie Robertson Dial. Mr. Dial was educated at Bon Air School, Woodberry Forest School, The Citadel and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) Law School. ...

Published in: The State - website

Monday
November 19, 2007
Pick a major wisely: It could determine whether you get in to some colleges

CLEMSON — If you're planning to go to Clemson and you want to be an architect or a nurse, better cross your fingers. Those are two of the school's most popular majors, and they have limited spaces available, Clemson admissions director Robert Barkley said.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Monday
November 19, 2007
S.C. COLLEGES LOBBYING D.C.

S.C. public colleges spent at least $755,000 on Washington, D.C., lobbyists between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007, the most recent period for which records were available. A look at the public colleges that paid lobbyists at least $10,000 during that 12-month period. (The figures include only salaries; some lobbyists received additional payments for expenses...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
November 19, 2007
Seven wins a magic mark for The Citadel (not web accessible)

The Citadel's 100th football team has a chance to achieve today what about 85 percent of Bulldogs squads could not-- a seven-win season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C2

Monday
November 19, 2007
The Citadel's artillery fells VMI

 LEXINGTON — The Virginia Military Institute football team ended its season on a sour note Saturday, being blown out by The Citadel, 70-28, in the annual rivalry known as the "The Military Classic of the South."  An Alumni Memorial Field crowd of 9,183, the largest of the year, saw the Keydets finish the season at 2-9. The 70 points represented the most the Bulldogs had ever scored against VMI in a 65-game series that dates back to 1920. ...

Published in: The News Leader, Staunton, VA - website
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Sunday
November 18, 2007
Angie LeClercq's letters from the Lowcountry and beyond (director of Citadel library)

She knows more dead people than living people, she says. Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq, who goes by Angie, might be very much a modern woman living in 21st-century Charleston. But a portion of her heart and her intellect dwell in 19th-century Upper St. John’s Parish, home to a swampy Lowcountry collection of cotton plantations. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Sunday
November 18, 2007
Clarence C. Bubber Hutto ('57 - obit)

... He attended public schools in Newberry, South Carolina. At age 16, he entered the Citadel, Class of 1957. During that time, he was awarded Distinguished Military Student, Cadet Captain and Company Commander and was a member of the Summerall Guards Drill team. Immediately following the Citadel, he served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant and later as a Captain in the Army Reserves. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Sunday
November 18, 2007
Seven in '07: Bulldogs clobber VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. — Along with a slew of other records, The Citadel might have a set a new mark for coaches doused by ice water on Saturday.  Led by senior linemen Chris McDowell and Brian Fletcher, the Bulldogs soaked head coach Kevin Higgins and assistants Bob Fello and Isaac Collins in the final seconds of a 70-28 rout of rival VMI in front of 9,183 fans at Alumni Memorial Field. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Saturday
November 17, 2007
The Citadel sets record for points in 70-28 win over VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Tory Cooper rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to lead The Citadel to a 70-28 win over VMI on Saturday. Freshman Bart Blanchard threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score for The Citadel (7-4), which scored 70 points for the second time this season. The Bulldogs beat Webber International 76-0 on Sept. 8 to break a 14-year-old school record for points scored. ...

Published in: ESPN Sports - website

Friday
November 16, 2007
'An event with a purpose'

The Bulldogs will play a big game at Johnson Hagood Stadium Saturday. No, not The Citadel Bulldogs — the South Carolina State Bulldogs. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A8
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Friday
November 16, 2007
Cadets bring cheer (not web accessible)

(Three photo were included with the short article on The Marine Contingent of the Naval ROTC detachment.)

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Friday
November 16, 2007
Eddie Robinson Award Candidates Announced

Philadelphia, PA -- (Sports Network) - Appalachian State's Jerry Moore, head coach of the two-time defending national champions, and Mark Farley, the coach of top-ranked and undefeated Northern Iowa, were among the 16 coaches announced Wednesday by The Sports Network as finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award. .. Charlie Taaffe, The Citadel; 1991

Broadcast on: WRTV Indianapolis and one other source - website

Friday
November 16, 2007
Hanson lights it up in college debut

Salem basketball sharpshooter Chris Hanson didn't have much to smile about in his first two weeks at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H.  ... The 6-foot-3 Eagles' shooting guard netted 19 points, hitting 6 of 12 floor shots and 5 of 10 three-pointers, in a 19-point effort against The Citadel. Hanson also picked off a team high eight rebounds and dished off three assists. ...

Published in: SalemNews.con, Salem, MA - website

Friday
November 16, 2007
Hispanic award goes to Citadel senior (not web accessible)

Jonathan Rodriguez, a senior at The Citadel, received the 2007 Circulo Hispanoamericano de Charleston Fellowship Award. Rodriguez got the award for distinguishing himself academically among his Hispanic peers at the military academy.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B10

Friday
November 16, 2007
Mayo isn't fazed by cadets' taunts

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- O.J. Mayo turned the ball over and the cadets cheered. Mayo clanked a jumper and the cadets shook their derogatory signs in glee.  The Citadel's cadets seated along the baseline near the USC bench Thursday night at McAlister Field House showed little restraint with the Trojans freshman in his first college road game. ...

Published in: Los Angeles Times - website

Friday
November 16, 2007
No regrets for Citadel's Higgins

Tim Higgins' biggest claim to fame before he came to The Citadel was as the "Rudy" of the Florida Gators, the inspirational scout team player who finally gets to play in one game as a senior. You know, just like "Rudy" in the movie about Notre Dame football.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Friday
November 16, 2007
Trojans more than Mayo

More people turned out to see the O.J. Mayo show Thursday night at McAlister Field House than did for Southern Cal's season opener last week at the glitzy Galen Center in L.A. But the 4,023 fans, eager for a first-hand look at 'the next LeBron', were treated instead to a restrained performance by Mayo, the 6-5 freshman heralded as one of the top first-year players in college basketball. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,8
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Thursday
November 15, 2007
C of C profs rated tops by students

Two College of Charleston professors are among the top 10 out of more than a million who are rated on the widely popular Web site Ratemyprofessors.com.  Devon Hanahan, who teaches Spanish, ranked second. Martin Jones, who teaches math, came in sixth. Only one other South Carolina professor, David Cowles from Francis Marion University, made the site's first top 50 list. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Thursday
November 15, 2007
Citadel Preparing For Rivalry Game (video included)

There’s plenty of motivation for the Citadel in its final game of the season.  They're going to Virginia on Saturday to face rival VMI in another installment of the military classic of the south. This is also known as the ‘battle for the silver shako’ which the Bulldogs have won the past three times. ...

Published in: WCSC Ch. 5 Charleston - website
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Thursday
November 15, 2007
Conroy adds big names to schedule

Aside from semi-regular visits from South Carolina, the sightings of major-conference basketball teams at The Citadel's McAlister Field House in recent years have been few and far between. There was Georgetown, a mere shadow of its Patrick Ewing-John Thompson incarnation, in 2003-04. And before that, you have to go back 11 years to 1996-97, when Tim Duncan and Wake Forest graced the Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5

Thursday
November 15, 2007
Photo Gallery: News And Events (photo)

The cutline reads, "An undated image of the stage at CNN's presidential debate at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Time Warner Inc's CNN is planning its biggest expansion of international reporting resources in 27 years after it ended a deal with Reuters Group Plc. REUTERS/Pio Roda/CNN/Handout."

Published in: Yahoo! Asia News - website
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Thursday
November 15, 2007
Saving Eric Pringle

A year ago, Eric Pringle's mother dropped him off at Charleston Collegiate School and hoped for the best.  Her son was not doing well at West Ashley High School. His grades were about as low as his friends'. A coach suggested a smaller, safer environment. One that offered football, his best subject.  ... One year later Pringle is talking about college. Maybe The Citadel. A lot has changed in a year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Thursday
November 15, 2007
Thompson Announces Students for Fred Leadership

MC LEAN, Va., Nov. 14 /Standard Newswire/ -- Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced its Students For Fred National and State Leadership Teams.  These student volunteers will be actively leading the Fred Thompson grassroots efforts on college campuses across the nation. ... South Carolina - Co-Chair John Carroll, University of South Carolina, Co-Chair Brannon N. Darby, II, The Citadel, Co-Chair Tran Anderson, Clemson University, Co-Chair, Marianne Brennan, College of Charleston...

Published in: Christian Wite - website

Thursday
November 15, 2007
Thompson unveils Palmetto State team

On Tuesday, 3rd District Rep. Gresham Barrett, a Citadel graduate, introduced GOP presidential hopeful Fred Thompson at the military college in Charleston.  On Wednesday, Thompson announced that the congressman will be his statewide campaign chairman. Several GOP state lawmakers will join Barrett on Thompson's steering committee, including state Sens. Larry Grooms of Bonneau and Chip Campsen of Isle of Palms. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
November 15, 2007
Two S.C. students on Thompson's college team

Two S.C. students are on the national Students for Fred National Leadership Team. The leadership teams are coordinating Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson's campaigns on college campuses.  The South Carolina leadership team includes:  Co-Chair John Carroll, University of South Carolina, Co-Chair Brannon N. Darby, II, The Citadel,  Co-Chair Tran Anderson, Clemson University, Co-Chair, Marianne Brennan, College of Charleston

 

 

 

Published in: The State - S.C. Politics Today - website

Thursday
November 15, 2007
USC vs. The Citadel Game Preview

The Citadel is coming off a 61 point loss to the other USC (South Carolina).  The Bulldogs only return two players with actual game experience from last year in Demetrius Nelson (SR, F-C) and Jonathan Brick (JR, G); the rest of the team is comprised of freshmen.  Yes, you read that right, the ratio of freshmen to upperclassmen is 11:2.  With that in mind, I think it's obvious that exploiting the Bulldogs lack of experience will be the major key to this game.  SC will need to apply pressure early, force turnovers, and try to jump out to an early lead.  Last year the Bulldogs committed 22 turnovers, I expect to see similar numbers this year.   ...

Published in: Conquest Chronicles - An Unofficial USC Trojan blog - website

Thursday
November 15, 2007
VOICES (cadet quoted - not web accessible)

VOICES - Question - Legislation may be proposed that would make it illegal for people to wear pants too low.  Should this be under government control? "To me, as long as you are covering inappropriate body parts, you should be fine." J.J. Wilson, West Ashley, Student, The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB1

Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Alliance for Planet Earth wades through campus trash collecting recyclables

Couches. A light post. Human hair. Unidentifiable ooze that might have been vomit. Those were a few of the items littering the center of the College of Charleston campus Tuesday. Students stepped around trash bags filled with Monday's garbage. Several covered their noses. Others tried not to gag as the aroma of old pizza and stale beer mixed with the scent of rotting cardboard and used bathroom products. Students at the College of Charleston empty out garbage onto a campus street as part of a trash audit event. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Gen. Herbert L. Beckington, 87; USAID Official ('43)

Herbert L. Beckington, 87, a retired Marine lieutenant general and the first inspector general of the U.S. Agency for International Development, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 14 at his home in Alexandria. ...Gen. Beckington was born in Rockford, Ill., and was a 1943 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He served with an antiaircraft artillery battalion on Tinian and Saipan in the Pacific during World War II and in China after the war. ...

Published in: Washington Post - website

Wednesday
November 14, 2007
GOP's Thompson Urges Expanded Military (lots of photos)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson called for a million-member military ground force and more funding to equip and care for service members and veterans in a speech Tuesday at a military college in this early presidential primary state. The former Tennessee senator and actor also told a crowd at The Citadel that he wants more modern battle equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water to help revitalize the nation's security. ...

Published in: Associated Press - website
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Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Overspending on Yesterday's War

When presidential candidates, especially Republicans, head to South Carolina's Citadel military college, it's time to hang on to your wallet. Rudy Giuliani spoke at graduation last May, and called for boosting the Army by 100,000 soldiers — 35,000 more than the 547,000 the Pentagon wants by 2010. On Tuesday, Fred Thompson saw Giuliani's 100,000, and then raised him by nearly 200,000, calling for a 775,000-member force. ...

Published in: TIME Magazine - website

Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Presidential Contender Speaks At Citadel (video included - cadets interviewed)

Hollywood to the Citadel, actor-turned presidential candidate Fred Thompson met with cadets to talk about leadership and ethics.  A Republican Presidential candidate, a former US Senator, and attorney.  Now Fred Thompson's latest accomplishment, speaking at the Citadel about leadership. ...

Broadcast on: WCSC Ch. 5 Charleston - website
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Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Samuel Arthur Black ('64 - obit)

Samuel Arthur Black, M. D. 65, husband of Carolyn Gordon Black, died Monday, November 12, 2007 at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Paris, Tennessee, he was a son of Hartwell A. Black and the late Edith P. Black. Dr. Black was a member of Dalzell United Methodist Church. He was a 1964 graduate of The Citadel and a 1968 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Thompson shares views on campaigning, Social Security, immigration

EDITOR'S NOTE: As the January primaries approach, The Post and Courier is seeking one-on-one interviews with the major candidates to discuss their campaign and what they would do, if elected. Tuesday, Republican hopeful and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson spoke with reporter Robert Behre after Thompson's address at The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Thompson urges million-member ground force for military

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson called yesterday for a million-member military ground force and more funding to equip and care for service members and veterans.   Thompson said he wants a military ground force of 775,000 in the Army and 225,000 Marines, 23,000 more Marines than the Pentagon is seeking. ...

Published in: Boston Globe - website
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Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Thompson urges million-member ground force for military (Auto Generated Story Summary - 14 sources)
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson spoke yesterday at The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C. CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson called for a million-member military ground force and more funding to equip and care for service members and veterans in a speech Tuesday at a military college in this early presidential primary state. ...
Published in: Silo Breaker and 4 other sources - website

Wednesday
November 14, 2007
Thompson Wants Million-Strong Ground Force

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson called for a million-member military ground force and more funding to equip and care for service members and veterans in a speech Tuesday at a military college in this early presidential primary state.  The former Tennessee senator and actor also told a crowd at The Citadel that he wants more modern battle equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water to help revitalize the nation's security. ...

Published in: WBAL Channel and 8 other sources - website

Tuesday
November 13, 2007
Alabama media group to buy WCSC next spring

Charleston's top-rated television station is coming under new ownership for the second time in two years. Philadelphia-based insurer Lincoln Financial Group said Monday it struck a deal to sell WCSC-TV Channel 5 and two other stations in Charlotte and Richmond, Va., for $583 million to Raycom Media of Alabama. The all-cash sale is expected to close next spring. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B9,10
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Tuesday
November 13, 2007
Dogs mine for hidden gems like Capers

Mel Capers was hurt twice during his senior football season at Fort Dorchester High School. First, the play-making safety tore ligaments in his ankle during the third game, a season-ending injury. Then, almost all of the recruiting calls and letters from colleges stopped. "It was a double hit," said Capers, now a freshman starter at The Citadel. "First, I find out I can't play any more. And then, no more letters. I was like, What am I going to do?" The one school that hung in there with Capers was, of course, The Citadel. Finding such overlooked gems, bypassed by bigger schools because of injury, has been a key part of coach Kevin Higgins' recruiting philosophy. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Tuesday
November 13, 2007
Point guard Downey powers USC past The Citadel

COLUMBIA — Daniel Webster was one thing for The Citadel. Devan Downey was another.  South Carolina's new point guard continued his sterling start Monday evening, flirting with a quadruple double in the Gamecocks' 103-42 blowout against the Bulldogs inside the Colonial Center. After matching a career high with 24 points in his USC debut, Downey finished with 11 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and six assists against The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Tuesday
November 13, 2007
Remedies (two Citadel mentions)

1. This afternoon, botanist Richard Porcher (former Biology professor) will give a history of "Lowcountry Folk Remedies and Pharmacology" for the annual Warren A. Sawyer Lecture of the Waring Historical Library. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Chapel on the Medical University of South Carolina campus. It's free. Porcher, author of "A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina" and co-author of "The Story of Sea Island Cotton," is also an expert on the history of rice culture in South Carolina.

2.  At almost the same time, attorney and author Gordon Rhea will speak at a Daniel Library Friends lecture at The Citadel. His topic, at 6:30 p.m., is Robert E. Lee as a military strategist. The lecture is in Bond Hall, Room 165, on The Citadel campus. It's free, too.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Tuesday
November 13, 2007
Thompson at Citadel this morning
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is taking his call for expanding the military to a receptive audience at The Citadel in Charleston this morning. The former Tennessee senator will also call for taking better care of veterans during his speech. Thompson is also expected to call for more modern battle equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water. ...
Broadcast on: WCIV Ch. 2, Charleston - website
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Tuesday
November 13, 2007
Thompson at the Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Visiting the Citadel Military College that has already seen 12 of its graduates killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Fred Thompson said very little about those wars. Instead, he chose to focus almost solely on calling for strengthening America’s military by increasing its size, something all the Republican candidates agree on. Speaking for more than a half-hour, Mr. Thompson mentioned the word Iraq four times and once mistakenly substituted the word...

Published in: The New York Times - website
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Tuesday
November 13, 2007
W.House hopeful Thompson urges bigger US military

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Tuesday urged more defense spending and a much larger military to shore up what he called major weaknesses in U.S. national security.  In a speech at the Citadel military college in the early primary voting state of South Carolina, Thompson planned to call for a significant boost in the size of the Army to 775,000 troops and the Marine Corps to 225,000 members. ...

Published in: Reuters - website

Monday
November 12, 2007
Alumnus of the Year makes it his job to rediscover, honor Citadel history

One local veteran has a special reason to be proud as many observe Veterans Day today. Theodore T. "Ted" Curtis of Hilton Head Plantation was cited this month as Alumnus of the Year at The Citadel. Ted said he views this as the most meaningful award in his life, with the exception of his Citadel diploma. The award was presented at a luncheon attended by about 1,000 during Homecoming Weekend. On that Saturday, he was given the privilege of reviewing the Corps of Cadets with the school president. ...

Published in: The Island Packet, Hilton Head - website
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Monday
November 12, 2007
Business Review

Financial -  Charles H. Long III has been promoted to financial adviser and financial planning associate at Smith Barney. Previously, he was client services associate. Before joining the company, he worked for the Mount Pleasant branch of Community FirstBank. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E4

Monday
November 12, 2007
Exam week includes Gamecocks, Mayo for young Bulldogs squad

The Citadel's young basketball team passed its first test with flying colors, setting school records for points and 3-point baskets against Division III Daniel Webster last Friday night. But that was an open-book exam compared with the grilling that awaits The Citadel this week. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Monday
November 12, 2007
Gentlemen and scholars act as mentors

The Medical University of South Carolina's College of Medicine, along with black male students from the class of 2010, held a reception Sunday night to kick off the start of the Gentleman and a Scholar Mentoring Program.  The seven young men selected as mentors will meet with the 16 high school and college students at least once every month throughout the three-year program of sessions and workshops, which includes SAT and MCAT exam preperation, professional development and etiquette training. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Monday
November 12, 2007
Harold Dallas Harken, Jr. (CGC - obit)

Harold Dallas Harken, Jr. (a.k.a. Buddy) departed this wonderful life on November 9, 2007 for a more sublime existence with his Lord and God, Jesus Christ. Dallas was born in Charleston, S.C. on the 17th of September 1939, the only child of H. Dallas Harken, Sr. of Charleston, S.C., and Lillian Marie Cox of Johnsonville, S.C. He graduated from Chicora High School, and Newberry College earning a BA degree in History and Political Science. He completed an MA degree from Webster University, St. Louis, MO; and M.Ed., MAT, Ed.S degrees from the Citadel in Charleston...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Monday
November 12, 2007
State of the States: Getting busy (scroll down to S.C. section)

... On the Republican front, South Carolina was awash in presidential hopefuls in recent days. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain were all in the state as a recent poll shows the top three spots within spitting distance of each other.  For Thompson, it was his third visit to the state since announcing his bid for the White House, although he comes back next week for a speech at The Citadel, Charleston’s military college. ...

Published in: StandUpForVets.org - werbsite

Monday
November 12, 2007
Stumping in Charleston (Fred Thompson at The Citadel)

Top presidential candidates will be in Charleston this week with a little more than two months before the First in the South Primary. President Bill Clinton will be in Charleston today.  President Clinton will be at Trident Tech to stump for his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton, at 11:30. Republican Fred Thompson will be at The Citadel Tuesday.  Thompson's speech on leadership and ethics, starts at 11 am at the McAlister Field House.

Broadcast on: WCIV, Ch. 2, Charleston - website
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Monday
November 12, 2007
Thompson to Push for Expanding Military

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican Fred Thompson will call for a "million-member" military ground force and more funding to equip and care for service members and veterans before what's likely to be a receptive audience at a military college in this early presidential primary state. The former Tennessee senator and actor began airing his first television ads in the Palmetto State on Monday and will tell the audience at The Citadel that he wants more modern battle equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water. ... The picturesque college has become a frequent backdrop on the presidential trail. Giuliani spoke at the college's graduation in May, and John McCain was there in September. South Carolina Democrats held their second televised presidential primary debate at The Citadel in July. ...

Published in: Associated Press - website

Monday
November 12, 2007
Thompson to Push for Expanding Military

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican Fred Thompson will call for a "million-member" military ground force and more funding to equip and care for service members and veterans before what's likely to be a receptive audience at a military college in this early presidential primary state. The former Tennessee senator and actor began airing his first television ads in the Palmetto State on Monday and will tell the audience at The Citadel that he wants more modern battle equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water. ... The picturesque college has become a frequent backdrop on the presidential trail. Giuliani spoke at the college's graduation in May, and John McCain was there in September. South Carolina Democrats held their second televised presidential primary debate at The Citadel in July. ...

Published in: Associated Press - website

Monday
November 12, 2007
Where were you ...

... Some of America's wars, like World War II, had shocking catalysts such as Pearl Harbor. Others, like Vietnam, had soft starts as what began with military advisors snowballed into more than half a million troops fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.  For those who fight and those at home, there are clear and defining moments when a war begins. Some recall exactly where they were when the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, while others recall the moment a war became real for them.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,5
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Monday
November 12, 2007
Where were you ...

... Some of America's wars, like World War II, had shocking catalysts such as Pearl Harbor. Others, like Vietnam, had soft starts as what began with military advisors snowballed into more than half a million troops fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.  For those who fight and those at home, there are clear and defining moments when a war begins. Some recall exactly where they were when the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, while others recall the moment a war became real for them.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,5
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Sunday
November 11, 2007
Cross country (scroll down)

Three Citadel runners posted personal record times as the Bulldogs competed at the season-ending NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Sunday
November 11, 2007
Their Winning Season: Citadel records sixth victory (photo gallery included)

Over the din of a raucous Citadel locker room at Johnson Hagood Stadium, Bulldogs coach Kevin Higgins made an announcement that will be well received in a certain Rock Hill household. Quarterback Bart Blanchard, Higgins told the team after Saturday's 42-31 victory over No. 19 Elon in front of 10,261 spectators, will be on full scholarship next year.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Saturday
November 10, 2007
Bulldogs must solve Elon's Riddle

You might think Scott Riddle was born to play quarterback at Elon. After all, his father, Jimmy, was an All-American linebacker at the small North Carolina school, and he married an Elon cheerleader.  But you'd be wrong. "I didn't want to come to Elon, to be honest," Riddle said earlier this season. "I'd been coming to games here since I was a little boy, and it was never my  dream to come here to play." But as the 6-0, 201-pound Riddle puts the finishing touches on a record-setting season, it's fair to say that he and Elon have come to terms. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Saturday
November 10, 2007
photo (not web accessible)

The cutline reads, "Walter Springer of Moncks Corner and David Beam of Summerville salute the U.S. flag Friday during The Citadel  parade that honored veterans. Springer and Beam were both in the Airforce and served in Vietnam."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Saturday
November 10, 2007
The Citadel 42, Elon 31

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Freshman quarterback Bart Blanchard threw for 370 yards and three scores as The Citadel guaranteed their first winning season in 10 years with a 42-31 victory over Elon on Saturday.  Blanchard went 22-for-29 through the air and added 55 yards rushing on 21 carries for the Bulldogs (6-4, 4-3 Southern Conference). ...

Published in: ESPN.com - website

Friday
November 9, 2007
Bulldogs will begin season with four freshmen on floor

With only three healthy returning players on his roster, Citadel basketball coach Ed Conroy knew he'd be starting some freshmen this season. The only question was, how many? The answer, at least for tonight's season opener against Division III opponent Daniel Webster at McAlister Field House, is four. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Friday
November 9, 2007
Citadel sets school scoring record, beats Daniel Webster 131-79

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Phillip Pandak scored 24 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead The Citadel to a school scoring record and a 131-79 win against Daniel Webster in both teams' season opener Friday night.  Austin Dahn added 20 points and four assists. Five other Bulldogs were in double figures: Cameron Wells 17, Matt Clark 13, Daniel Eykyn 12 and Jon Brick and Tyrell McDowell with 10 apiece. ...

Published in: SportingNews.com - website

Friday
November 9, 2007
Mom's 73 quilts to help soldiers combat cold of Afghanistan (mother of Matthew Frye '73)

The warmth of friendship will take on a whole new meaning when boxes from Dunwoody start arriving in Afghanistan later this year. Nancy Frye sent her son, 1st Lt. Matthew Frye, a down comforter and duvet cover three weeks ago. He liked it so much, she's sending more — for 73 of his closest buddies in the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade. ...

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website
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Friday
November 9, 2007
Navy, The Citadel Are Among The Organizations Advocating Use of Hand Cleansers With CHG for Ongoing Prevention and Protection

...The Citadel, a well-known military college in Charleston, S.C., has been successfully using Hibiclens for more than 10 years in its Sports Medicine Department to lessen the severity of infections and help prevent the spread of germs such as those associated with MRSA and other staph-related bacteria. The Navy Environmental Health Center(3) also recommends the use of CHG in prevention of MRSA. "We found that Hibiclens helps prevent the severity of MRSA-related infections, if caught in the early stages," said Craig Clark, The Citadel's assistant director of Sports Medicine. "We've made Hibiclens part of our regular wound treatment program, using it for everything from abscesses to ingrown toenails. Our department also uses Hibiclens as their regular hand wash instead of soap and water, and I can safely say we have not had a single staff member contract MRSA to date." ...

Published in: KOTA Territory News and 3 other sources - website via Meltwater News

Friday
November 9, 2007
Patriots Point plans tribute to veterans

Today  - 2 p.m.: Parade review and picnic lunch at The Citadel. Cost: Free for veterans and spouses, $5 for family and friends. The free parade starts at 3:45 p.m.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Candlelight Service

The S.C. Corps of Cadets will present its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - http://www.charleston.net/news/2007/nov/08/on_campus21477/

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Citadel runners head for NCAA meet

Three Citadel women's cross-country runners will compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.  Sophomores Katheryn Gatewood and Natalie Wolin and junior Sarah Strickland each qualified for regionals after leading The Citadel to an eighth-place finish at the Southern Conference championships, matching the best finish in the program's 10-year history. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Citadel to host talk on war on terror

The Citadel Middle East Studies Student Association will host Bill Speer, a contractor with the Janus Research Group and a U.S. Army Signal Center Global War on Terror historian at 6:30 tonight in the Jenkins Hall Auditorium on The Citadel campus. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Citadel's hero society inducts two members

Two men who sacrificed their own safety to help someone else are the latest inductees into the Arland D. Williams Society at The Citadel.  The Arland D. Williams Society was created in 2000 to recognize Citadel graduates who have distinguished themselves through community service, heroism and bravery in their lives. The society is named for Arland D. Williams, Citadel Class of 1957. Williams died in the icy Potomac River in 1982 saving five fellow passengers aboard Air Florida Flight 90 after it crashed into the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C. Rather than take a life ring to save himself, Williams passed the ring to five others before he drowned in the river. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Flicker Fever (Christmas Candlelight Service included)

...ceremony and celebration - One of the most popular ways of heralding the holidays for many Lowcountry residents is The Citadel’s Candlelight Christmas Service, which takes place early in December. It begins simply but touchingly, with the cadets singing as they make their way down the aisle of the Summerall Chapel, two at a time, holding small tapered candles. The candlelight illuminates each young face, and their sweet, clear voices grow in number as they fill the church – it’s a hopeful, timeless scene, perfect for welcoming the coming celebration. ...

Published in: Lowcountry Living magazine - November/December 2007 issue, page 48-49
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Thursday
November 8, 2007
Fred Thompson to speak at Citadel

The public is invited to hear Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson talk with The Citadel's faculty, staff and students about leadership and ethics. The former Tennessee senator will give the talk at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McAlister Field House.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Lowcountry to salute vets

Martin Akmen of Johns Island remembers being three miles off Cuba when the Bay of Pigs Invasion began in 1961.  The retired sailor served as a radioman second class on the minesweeper USS Nimble that was based in Charleston. "I was scheduled to transport people to the beach," he said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,5

Thursday
November 8, 2007
National Veterans Day Celebration

Friday - --2 p.m.: Parade review and picnic lunch at The Citadel. Cost: Free for veterans and spouses, $5 for family and friends. The free parade starts at 3:45 p.m.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Private attorney to challenge Graham

COLUMBIA — A private attorney and political newcomer said Tuesday he will seek the Democratic nomination for Sen. Lindsey Graham's seat next year.  Michael Cone, 38, ('91) said he was looking for "a large amount of small donations" to challenge for the seat. Cone, a lawyer who specializes in estate planning, said he was undaunted by Graham's massive fundraising advantage.

Published in: Aiken Standard, Aiken - website

Thursday
November 8, 2007
Rescuing history of sacrifice (Citadel photo included only)

The silver strains of a bugle playing "Taps" float across the air as another piece of American history is laid to rest, lost forever to posterity.  America's World War II veterans are dying at an alarming rate, nearly 1,000 a day, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Though their deaths are a huge emotional loss for their families, veterans who pass away are also taking their personal history of the war with them. There's a sense of urgency to capture those stories before the history of a generation is lost forever. ...

Published in: Salt Lake Tribune, UT - website
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Thursday
November 8, 2007
Turnaround Artists

Former Lehigh coaches Kevin Higgins of The Citadel and Pete Lembo of Elon will square off for the second time Saturday. A comparison...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Thursday
November 8, 2007
William Kennedy (obit - attended The Citadel)

Entered into eternal rest on the evening of November 5, 2007, William Leonard Kennedy. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services at the graveside in St. Lawrence Cemetery ten o'clock Friday, November 9, 2007. Mr. Kennedy was born May 1, 1932 in Charleston, SC, the son of John Joseph Kennedy and Kathryn Leonard Kennedy. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Bishop England High School and attended Belmont Abbey and The Citadel.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Wednesday
November 7, 2007
"Reach for the sky" (photo - not web accessible)

The cutline reads, "Lauren Fleming, a pole vaulter for The Citadel track team, works on her running techiniques Tuesday on the track field behind Mount Pleasant Town Hall. Fleming and athletes from the College of Charleston track team were practicing Tuesday."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Wednesday
November 7, 2007
Author Humphreys talks of writing — with Southern flavor

"I don't really think of myself as writing Southern literature. I just write what I can, and it ends up being Southern anyway," said author and Charleston native Josephine Humphreys at her lecture last week at the Citadel.  It was a strange comment from someone whose talk was labeled "Southern Fiction: Telling the Secrets," and she gave a good bit of common-sense, if unorthodox, advice about writing. For instance, she said to "marry a lawyer, or someone who has a job," half-jokingly, because writers need support, both financially and the nurturing kind. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B7

Wednesday
November 7, 2007
In-state graduates stay put

... The state's Commission on Higher Education, in a report released late last week, found that 68 percent of students who graduated in 1997 and 2002 remained in the state five years later.  But students who were South Carolina residents when they entered college were much more likely to stay after graduation than out-of-state students. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Wednesday
November 7, 2007
Remembering those who fought our country's battles (Citadel involved - not web accessible)

The Firday Citadel dress parade is a Lowcountry ritual that is part of the National Veterans Day Celebration this year. There is a picnic that starts at 2 p.m. The parade starts at #:45 p.m. at The Citadel in downtown Charleston.

Published in: The Post and Courier - National Veterans Day Celebration (special supplement), page 6

Wednesday
November 7, 2007
Sorting out conference races not easy

Southern Conference football coaches claimed Tuesday they've spent no time pondering the seemingly endless permutations of the chase for the league championship.  "We haven't even thought about it," said Appalachian State's Jerry Moore. "We're focused on a difficult game this weekend against one of the better teams in the conference," said Elon coach Pete Lembo, whose team visits The Citadel on Saturday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Wednesday
November 7, 2007
Veteran recalls stint as a prisoner of war

A Columbia businessman who spent years in a Viet Cong prison camp will be the Veterans Day guest speaker at First United Methodist Church in Columbia.  ...  Myers had been commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force in January 1965 following his graduation from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. After training as a pilot, he also entered photo reconnaissance crew training. Myers left for Southeast Asia on June 3, 1967, and was shot down just two months later.  “As I was parachuting down, I realized my job had changed — now it was to survive,” Myers said. Myers was surrounded by the enemy within minutes. The first to reach him spotted his Citadel class ring and immediately demanded it before marching him off to the makeshift jungle prison. ...

Published in: The Daily Herald, Columbia, TN - website
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Wednesday
November 7, 2007
Young and The Hairless (special sports supplement - not web accessible)

Five minutes t a Citadel basketball practice is all the evidence a spectator needs. Not only are the Bulldogs the youngest team in America with 13 freshmen on the roster, but they also are the baldest. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 5

Tuesday
November 6, 2007
QB leaves as 'one of the best'

When Kevin Higgins was hired as The Citadel's football coach on March 24, 2005, somebody asked him why he would come to a military school that had averaged about three wins a season over the previous six years.  One reason, Higgins said, was that the Bulldogs "have a quarterback you can win with." That quarterback, of course, was Duran Lawson, and Higgins' words proved to be prophetic. The Citadel won nine of the last 13 games Lawson started at QB, including a 4-1 finish to the 2006 season and a 5-3 start this year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Monday
November 5, 2007
College volleyball

The Citadel (5-26, 0-16) ends its regular season on the road at Furman on Friday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Monday
November 5, 2007
Executive Items (three items)

1. Banking -  Kevin Williams and Kay Rode have joined First Reliance Bank.  Williams is vice president, business banker. He has more than 10 years of banking experience. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from The Citadel and is a graduate of the South Carolina School of Banking.

2. Medical - Rhonda Faughender and Ione Sack have joined Palmetto Behavioral Health. Faughender is clinical supervisor for adult psychiatric and substance abuse services. Previously she was supervisor of adult health programming at Dorchester Mental Health and worked for the mobile evaluation team at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health. She holds a master's degree in community counseling from The Citadel.

3. Sports - Lavon Alls, Michael Petrini and Will Lindsay have joined the Charleston RiverDogs, and Michael DeNicola has been promoted. ... Lindsay is food and beverage director. He holds a degree in criminal justice from The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E4

Monday
November 5, 2007
Learning about a father who died in Vietnam

CHARLESTON — A small black and white photograph of her father feeding her soon after her birth in 1962 is the only tangible evidence Judith Smith has that she and her father ever spent time together. Her father, Terry Cordell, a rock-solid Army Special Forces captain, left for Fort Bragg, N.C., when she was just a few weeks old. He died nine months later when his helicopter was shot down and plummeted into the jungle, making him the first Citadel graduate to die in Vietnam. Smith, 46, can’t remember Cordell’s voice, but ever since she was a fatherless little girl trying to imagine what he was like, she’s felt his presence through stories from those who knew him. ...

Published in: The State - website, Beaufort Gazette

Monday
November 5, 2007
More college grads remaining in the state
Published in: The State - website
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Monday
November 5, 2007
Parents, students, school board clash over Conroy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The graphic depictions of violence, suicide and sexual assault in two Pat Conroy books are at the heart of a First Amendment debate, pitting offended parents against high school students who don't want to be told what they can't read. Even Conroy has interjected himself into the debate. In a published e-mail to a student, Conroy slams those who would ban his works as "idiots." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Monday
November 5, 2007
Persistence pays off for Guard's first female brigadier general

Maria Britt was a lieutenant when she learned prejudice was the most insidious enemy she would face in the Old Army.

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website; P&C page B3
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Sunday
November 4, 2007
'Touchdown' Terrence Reese finds the end zone for Dogs

It's called "Regular Reese," the offensive formation that features 6-0, 294-pound defensive tackle Terrence Reese at fullback. The Citadel has been using that formation in short-yardage situations for most of the season, with Reese paving the way for running back Tory Cooper. On Saturday, Citadel coaches gave "Regular Reese" a twist, allowing the defensive lineman the rare privilege of getting his hands on the ball. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Sunday
November 4, 2007
Blanchard: Cinderella in waiting

The Citadel's Bart Blanchard was a quarterback in waiting. Waiting for opportunity to knock. Waiting to see what would happen when he answered the door.  A knee injury in the first game of his senior season at Northwestern High School pushed him down the list of college prospects. That pain can be worse than the knife that repairs the torn ligament. But you live with it. You're a quarterback in waiting. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5

Sunday
November 4, 2007
Building memory of her father

Terry Cordell was sent to Vietnam in 1962 when his daughter was just a few weeks old. Nine months later, he became the first Citadel graduate to die in that war.  But recently, she was invited to join a group that knew Cordell very well. The graduating class of 1957 invited Smith to attend its 50th reunion in Charleston. ...

Broadcast on: WCIV Ch.2, Charleston - website
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Sunday
November 4, 2007
Col. James Albert “Jim” Berry

COLUMBIA — Col. James Albert “Jim” Berry, U.S. Army (Ret.), 81, died Friday, November 2, 2007, in Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, West Columbia. He was born May 3, 1925, in the Shandon neighborhood of Columbia and was the son of the late Effie Beach Berry and Pink Trotter Berry. He was the husband of Jane Goff Berry. He graduated from Dreher High School, attended the Citadel, graduated from the University of South Carolina and received an MBA from Syracuse University. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Sunday
November 4, 2007
Military past now rare for candidates

Since the elimination of the draft in 1973, the number of U.S. citizens serving in the military has dwindled to about 1 percent of the total population. Fewer veterans hold high political office, meaning few politicians who authorize and manage wars have a personal connection to the troops they send into combat. Less than a third of members of Congress served in the military, a steep drop from the early 1970s, when three-fourths of its members were veterans. ...

Published in: Concord Monitor, NH - website
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Sunday
November 4, 2007
Unstoppable Edwards overwhelms Bulldogs

There it was, right on Armanti Edwards' chin: a bandage covering several stitches sewn into his face, tangible evidence that The Citadel's defenders did indeed tackle Appalachian State's fleet quarterback Saturday afternoon. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Saturday
November 3, 2007
Bulldogs must step up around QB Blanchard

The focus will be on Citadel quarterback Bart Blanchard, a redshirt freshman making his first college football start today. But the key to the Bulldogs' chances of knocking off two-time defending national champion Appalachian State lies not only with the untested QB, but also with how much the players around him can elevate their games in the absence of senior quarterback Duran Lawson. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3
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Saturday
November 3, 2007
Meeting dad, one old friend at a time

A small black and white photograph of her father feeding her soon after her birth in 1962 is the only tangible evidence Judith Smith has that she and her father ever spent time together. Her father, Terry Cordell, a rock-solid Army Special Forces captain, left for Fort Bragg, N.C.,when she was just a few weeks old. He died nine months later when his helicopter was shot down and plummeted into the jungle, making him the first Citadel graduate to die in Vietnam. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,11
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Friday
November 2, 2007
Bulldogs ready for big entrance (Citadel football)

The Citadel football team is planning a big entrance for Saturday's homecoming game with Appalachian State at Johnson Hagood Stadium, and wants Bulldogs fans to take part.  The team will arrive by bus at the corner of Fishburne Street and Hagood Avenue near the stadium at about 12:15 p.m. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Friday
November 2, 2007
Citadel can keep SoCon title hopes alive with win

Citadel still has hopes of winning at least a share of its first Southern Conference title since 1992. But a loss last week gives the Bulldogs no room for error as they take on Appalachian State on Saturday. "Now it's trying to find a way to get one win against one opponent," Citadel coach Kevin Higgins said. ...

Published in: The State - website; The Sun News

Friday
November 2, 2007
Don't pass the 'Big Ten Tax' on to everyone

Last year, a football game like Wisconsin vs. The Citadel would have been broadcast on free over-the-air television. Most of us might watch a matchup like that casually if at all, but at least the game would be free and available. Unfortunately, this year, that game was a pawn in a high stakes media game in which it seems both Badger fans and other consumers have been forgotten.  In fact, since the Big Ten Network (BTN) and cable companies couldn't reach a deal, hardly anyone outside the stadium or a sports bar could see the game against The Citadel. BTN is withholding its coverage until cable companies agree to carry the channel on the basic tier of channels, something the cable companies argue will force a price hike on millions of customers who don't care to see the network's games. ...

Published in: The Times Plus, Wisconsin - website

Friday
November 2, 2007
Former Football Player Sues College After Losing Leg to Staph Infection

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. —  A former college football player has sued Iona College over an antibiotic-resistant staph infection he says nearly cost him his leg two years ago. Nick Zaffarese accused team trainers of initially brushing off his burgeoning methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infection in September 2005. He also called the team's locker room an unsanitary environment in which players shared towels and equipment. ...

Published in: FOX News - website
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Friday
November 2, 2007
Parents, students, school board clash over Pat Conroy books
Published in: The Sun News - website

Friday
November 2, 2007
Viva los Tigers y los Gamecocks (Citadel mentioned)

Like all states in the South, Arkansas has a booming population of Hispanic immigrants, mostly from Mexico. The school shrewdly added a two-station Spanish radio network to broadcast six home games this season.  Cutting edge, si?Administrators across the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference are monitoring the Arkansas experiment closely, or should be. ...Not to say Citadel play-by-play man Robby Robinson is about to be phased out and replaced by someone born in Veracruz and professionally raised in the soccer press boxes of Guadalajara. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1

Thursday
November 1, 2007
ASU’s ROTC cadets win top honors

Cadets from Appalachian State University’s ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program continued their tradition of placing among the top three schools competing in the annual Eastern Region (ROTC) 5th Brigade’s Ranger Challenge.  Appalachian’s team placed second overall and took first place in rifle marksmanship and the grenade assault course. A Ranger Challenge team from Furman University won first place honors, while the team from The Citadel placed third. ...

Published in: The Mountain Times Online, Appalachia, NC - website

Thursday
November 1, 2007
Backup QB ready for his close-up

It was Bart Blanchard's first scrimmage as a Citadel quarterback, and the freshman from Rock Hill was getting pummeled. He was in as the scout team QB, running against the Bulldogs' first-team defense. It wasn't pretty. "He was getting hit all over the place," said Citadel coach Kevin Higgins, recalling that 2006 practice. "But he never lost his poise. He kept getting back up and getting back in there. That really showed us something." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Thursday
November 1, 2007
Morris College student dies from bacterial infection

Morris College students are dealing with the death of a classmate diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal disease. Sakinah Rayya Muhammad of Darlington died Friday after contracting bacterial meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can take the form of meningococcal meningitis, which affects the brain and spinal cord, or the form of a blood infection, which is the type Muhammad had, said Clair Boatwright, state Department of Health and Environmental Control spokeswoman. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Thursday
November 1, 2007
Mountaineers aim to bite Bulldogs in final road game

The Citadel Head Coach Kevin Higgins understands his team’s backs are against the wall.   A tough 21-17 loss to Georgia Southern University last weekend, in which The Citadel Bulldogs led until the fourth quarter, can hurt the psyche of any team.  To add more salt to the Bulldogs’ wounds, senior quarterback Duran Lawson is questionable for Saturday’s game against Appalachian State University, with a knee injury. ...

Published in: The Appalachian Online - website
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Thursday
November 1, 2007
Resting place for alumni

When Diane Bruton learned The Citadel was building a columbarium to hold the cremated remains of deceased alumni, she was relieved.  "I thought, 'This is what I've been waiting for,' " she said. Her husband, Michael Bruton, who graduated from The Citadel in 1957, died in 2004. He told his wife just a year before he died that he wanted to be cremated. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
November 1, 2007
School asks for building

Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley says there's just one item on the school's legislative agenda: a new building in which to train more nurses and allied health professionals. Trident's area commission voted unanimously Tuesday to support Thornley's request. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Thursday
November 1, 2007
Swastika found on Columbia prof's door

NEW YORK --A Jewish professor found a swastika on her office door at Columbia University on Wednesday, the latest symbol of bias and hatred found at the school in recent weeks, police said.  Elizabeth Midlarsky discovered the swastika painted on her door at Teachers College, a graduate school of education affiliated with Columbia. Madonna Constantine found a noose on her office door at the college on Oct. 9. Both are professors of psychology and education. ...

Published in: The Boston Globe - website
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