Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Agenda: Warding off bus driver strike, MLK and Stern remembered, Foul balls ding The Joe

Plus, a PETA party

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Charleston works to avoid bus driver strike
Charleston schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley has asked Durham School Services, the company which employs district bus drivers, to take whatever steps necessary to ward off a possible strike by area school bus drivers.
Sources: Charleston Regional Business Journal, Post and Courier

Martin Luther King remembered in Charleston
Groups across the Holy City honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday with a parade and day of public service.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: Youths continue sharing King legacy (P&C)
Students put aside college rivalries for MLK day of service (P&C)

Obama sworn in for second term
President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term Monday, invoking the image of Martin Luther King, who stood at the other end of the National Mall nearly 50 years ago, during his inauguration speech.
Sources: NYT/Reuters, The Orangeburg Times and Democrat

Rand Paul visits Charleston on inauguration day
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul stopped in Charleston on Monday, holding a press conference at the Charleston Place Hotel, speaking out against the president for his use of executive orders to enact regulations.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Politico

PETA to parade 'condoms' at corner of King and Calhoun St.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hopes to raise awareness of 'animal birth control' Tuesday with a demonstration featuring 'giant condoms' on the corner of King and Calhoun St today at noon.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

College of Charleston holds memorial service for Ted Stern
Former College of Charleston president Ted Stern—who guided the College during a time of significant campus growth and cultural change, passing away last week—was memorialized on campus Monday.
Sources: Charleston Regional Business Journal, Post and Courier

Zumalt looks back ahead of retirement
North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt talks with the Post and Courier about his upcoming retirement after 11 years on the job as N. Charleston's top cop.
Sources: Post and Courier

Foul balls foul up roofs at The Joe
The City of Charleston is looking to repair damage done to roofwork at The Joe, retrieving more than 150 elusive foul balls in the process.
Sources: Post and Courier

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