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Bauer Makes Campaign Official

(AP) _ Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer says SouthCarolina must get more creative about funding essential servicesand must stop burdening businesses. The Republican cited his business background in publiclylaunching his bid for governor Monday, saying job creation must bethe top priority. Bauer says the state must spend more on roads and bridges, butwithout increasing the gas tax. He suggested leasing rest…

Ex-First Lady Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Less than a week after her divorce from the governor became final, the ex-first lady was back at the mansion. The Annual Children’s Hospital Easter Egg Hunt was hosted by Jenny Sanford in the mansion gardens. ABC Columbia’s Anderson Burns spoke with the ex-first lady, and got denied in his attempt to get some candy. to see the video, click…

McMaster Promises Legal Action Over Health Care

(AP) _ South Carolina Attorney General HenryMcMaster is again promising a legal challenge of the health carereform measure passed by the U.S. House. McMaster issued a statement late Sunday calling the health carelegislation “clearly unconstitutional.” He says he will joinFlorida Attorney General Bill McCollum in challenging the measure. McCollum’s office said Friday he would join the challenge.McMaster and McCollum are…

Richland Deputies Investigating Homicide

Richland County deputies are looking for answers after a man was found dead in a car. Deputy Monique Mack says at six Monday morning, deputies responded to Carnegie St. where a man was found in a car with an upper body wound. There are no further details at this time. If you have any information on this incident call Crimestoppers…

Clemson Baseball Rakes In Awards

(CU SID) — Junior lefthander Casey Harman (South Burlington, VT) was named one of four national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on March 22. He earned the honor thanks to his stellar outing in Clemson’s 3-0 win over Virginia Tech on March 19. In 7.1 innings pitched, he allowed just one hit and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against…

Lebo To Take Over East Carolina Hoops

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina has turned to former Auburn coach Jeff Lebo to lead its long-struggling men’s basketball program. The school announced Monday it had hired Lebo to replace Mack McCarthy, who spent three seasons on the sideline for the Pirates before stepping down to take a fundraising job in the school’s athletics department. Lebo had spent the…

Health Care Legislation Passes

(AP) _ President Barack Obama says the health care legislation passed Sunday night by the House is “a victory for the American people” and “a victory for common sense.” The bill “will not solve every problem” in the health care system, Obama says, but “moves us in the right direction.” Obama praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other democrats for getting…

Soldier Identified

(AP) _ A South Carolina soldier who died more than 40 years ago in a jungle in Vietnam will finally be buried next month at Arlington National Cemetery. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported Saturday that the remains of U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Rice Jr. will be buried April 9 after a memorial service for him and three others who were…

Duke Only ACC Team To Make Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Brian Zoubek is calling for the ball and scoring at will, you know things are going really well for Duke. Exploiting a huge advantage in size and depth in the frontcourt, the top-seeded Blue Devils glided into the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament for the 19th time under coach Mike Krzyzewski with a…

Furyk Ends Winless Drought

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Jim Furyk finally won after 32 months and 58 tournaments, and it became a footnote Sunday. When he finally reached the 18th green after a wild detour through the trees at Innisbrook, two television networks broadcast the first interview with the Tiger Woods since revelations he had been cheating on his wife. Furyk wasn’t aware…