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M B I A " S W E E K L Y N E W S P A P E R S I N (2 [ 1 9 6 3 _ TheColumbiaStar, com See page 8 N o . 27 SOUTH C A R O L I N A M A Y 1 3. 2004 tale Page 2 raft Page 3 70 in 2003 Pages 4 Page 9 in ok Page 12 17-21 Birds Jim Welch perform See page 22 Learn what your local governments are doing. See pages 4 and 5 Rachel Haynie Professor honored at White House Master ceramist Virginia Scotchie was shocked when a large white envelope arrived in her mail box from The White House. She will be honored along with fellow artists who have partici- pated over the years in the US Art in Embassies program. Scotchie's inclusion in the appreciation event is because of a ceramic vase on a shell pedestal. The Crucible was on view at the American Embassy in Tanzania several years ago. 'Tghen Bob Royal was ambassador to Tanzania, he wanted to have artists from SC rep- resented in the embassy," Scotchie explained. "One of my pieces was chosen and was displayed in Dar es Salaam." Continued on page 13 Columbia fire/rescue No smoke detector Columbia firefighters Lorenza Spells, Mark Smith, and Brent Bodie begin basic emergency medical treatment to a victim rescued from a duplex fire in East Columbia this past weekend. The fire was started by an unattended candle in a bedroom. The residence did not have a working smoke detector at the time of the fire. Photo courtesy of Columbia Fire/Pete Rogers Rachel Haynle Students excel at,SC's National History Day formance was Drumming into History: Encounters and Exchanges between Western and African People and the Exploration by Europeans of African Music. A group perform- ance by Nick Adkins, Brittany Jacobs, Kelli Mack, Katie Boyer, and Embre Scurry was Briggs v. Elliott: An Encounter with Racism, an Exploration in Civil Rights & the Exchange of Separate but Equal for Public School Integration. the SC Archives and History Center on Parklane Road, was sponsored by the SC Archives and History Foundation, with grant funding from the SC Humanities Council. A team of 65 judges, comprised of educators, profes- sional archivists, and historians critiqued the projects that will be presented at the University of Maryland at College Park. More students from Hand Middle School qualified than from any other school in the state. Grant LeFever's Junior Historical Paper was Governor West: Encounter with the Civil Rights Local students from three middle schools and two high schools won statewide honors at SC's National History Day event. They qualified to present their projects at the national event in June. To become national quali- fiers, students worked throughout the year on individual and group projects reflecting this year's theme Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. Their topics were presented as historical papers, documentaries, exhibits, and performances. The statewide event, held at Movement and an Exploration of the New South. Laura Hubbard's historical paper was Pushing Back: How the Gullah Resisted the Effects of Encounters, Exploration, and Exchange. Eliza Blackman's individual documentary was entitled A Place Called Ninety-Six. Jessica Grant's individual documentary was Whatever Happened to the Lost Colonies of Roanoke? Ali Powell's individual documentary was Hip Encounters: Exchanges and Explorations between Elvis, the Blues and Rock and Roll. Noah Fram's individual per- Continued on page 13 Rachel Haynle Atrium Society supports Cancer Center The Honorable and Mrs. Richard W. Riley attend the Atrium Soci- ety recognition event. want to subscribe to Columbia Star for r $20 in Richland/Lexington Counties tonCounties for $25 PhonA State Zip to: The Columbia Star P. O. Box 5955 COlumbia, SC 29250 Attending the Atrium Society recognition event is John Lumpkin Jr., Dr. Alden Sweatman, Emily Lumpkin, Hamilton Jordan, R. C. McEntire Jr., Joel G0ttlieb, Nancy Gottlieb, Richard Schwab, and Maryanne Schwab. At its recent recog- nition event, the Atrium Society announced how funds raised this year will be designated to sup- port cutting edge technol- ogy in the fight against breast cancer. Established in 1993, the Atrium Society is comprised of people who make significant financial contributions to the Cancer Center annu- ally. In 2003, more than 100 members generously donated $107,000 to specifically support the Palmetto Health's South Carolina Comprehensive Breast Center.