Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Agenda: NCAA on Yorktown, OAR at State Fair, and fewer new voters in 2012

Also, bad Boyz II Men references

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

click to enlarge Last year, University of North Carolina faced Michigan State at the inaugural Carrier Classic in San Diego, CA. This year's event will take place aboard the USS Yorktown. - QUICKEN LOANS CARRIER CLASSIC
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  • Last year, University of North Carolina faced Michigan State at the inaugural Carrier Classic in San Diego, CA. This year's event will take place aboard the USS Yorktown.

NBC Sports to broadcast 'Carrier Classic' from deck of Yorktown
The Veterans Day weekend college basketball event from the deck of the Yorktown will feature a double header between Ohio State University's and Notre Dame's women's teams, as well as an early season men's Big 10-Big East match-up between Ohio State and Marquette.
Sources: ABC News 4, Live 5 News, Post and Courier

State Fair kicks off tomorrow
The 2012 State Fair opens its gates tomorrow in Columbia. On the dockett this year, in addition to the standard fair fare, O.A.R. (Saturday 10/3) will have a crazy game of poker and Boyz II Men (Thurs, 10/14) will make love to you.
Sources: The State

$15k in Gaillard leftovers auctioned off
Over the past few weeks, crews have been stripping down the Gaillard Auditorium, holding on to what usable materials they could salvage. Rows of seats, kitchen appliances, the mainstage curtain, and even the orchestra bandshell all went to the highest bidder at govdeals.com.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

Haley says SC might be better off selling planes
Days after she reimbursed the state nearly $10,000 for illegal use of the state's two government-owned planes, Gov. Nikki Haley says she's now in the position of deciding whether or not the state should own the aircraft, which her critics say should not be used for political purposes, but to carry out state business.
Sources: The State, SC Radio Network
Related: This year's 'hot' campaign issue? Ethics

Lawsuit filed in fatal Skinful Halloween car accident
Live 5 News is reporting that a lawsuit has been filed as a result of last year's fatal car accident following the Skinful Halloween party, which is slated to take place this year on October 27.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Live 5 News

Online voter registration is popular, but fewer people register for 2012 election
Despite last minute approval of a new online voter registration system, nearly 33% fewer people registered for this year's presidential election compared to 2008.
Sources: The State, Post and Courier/AP

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