Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Agenda: Did 'system' fail in Ashley Hall gun incident?, Skelly drops bid, 787 tests over for now

Save Veronica case heads to SCOTUS in April

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

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Mother of failed Ashley Hall shooting suspect says system failed
The Post and Courier talks to the mother of Alice Boland, saying that she believes the state and federal system that could have protected her daughter failed on multiple fronts at multiple times throughout her adolesence and into adulthood. 28-year old Boland is being held on charges of attempted murder and pointing a gun after an incident last week outside Ashley Hall School downtown.
Sources: Post and Courier

Colbert-Busch gets endorsement of former opponent
Democratic congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch held a joint press conference with fellow candidate Martin Skelly Monday, where Skelly announced that he would drop his congressional bid and back Colbert-Busch, leaving a clear path to the nomination with only perennial candidate Ben Frasier left in the March 17 special primary.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Associated Press, Roll Call, Post and Courier
Related: GOP candidates announce Porter-Gaud debate (AP)
16 of 20 1st District candidates face off at forum (P & C)

SCOTUS sets date for oral arguments in Baby Veronica case
According to the April Court schedule released Monday, lawyers for James Island couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco will present oral arguments in the case regarding their adopted daughter Veronica on April 16.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Post and Courier, ABC News 4

Boeing through with 787 test flights for now
Boeing conducted a second test flight of its 787 Dreamliner Monday as the company works to find the cause of battery problems that have grounded the planes worldwide.
Sources: USA Today/AP

Renowned Atheist and academic Richard Dawkins set to speak at College of Charleston
In an event co-sponosred by the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, a secular CofC student group, and the philosophy, biology, and religious studies departments, English biologist and author Richard Dawkins will give a free talk at the College Saturday, March 9.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

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