Monday, May 13, 2013

The Agenda: CofC fake IDs help feds; "Second Chance" bio profiles Sanford's rise; Boeing IT headed for N. Chas.

Rev. Wright in S.C. this week

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM

CofC IDs - Federal investigators were apparently helped (P&C) by a batch of underage College of Charleston students who ordered fake IDs from Virginia-based website. About 300 of 4,000 orders for the company came from CofC in 2012, but Justice Department officials admit they aren't sure the scale of the operation or its connection to Charleston.

Sanford bio - Post and Courier reporter Tony Bartelme has penned an e-book, "Second Chance: The Mark Sanford Story" in the aftermath of Sanford's comeback win last week's the 1st District special election. The P&C is publishing excerpts this week, with Part I and Part II available now.

Boeing IT -The Seattle Times reported last week that about 1,500 IT jobs will be shed at Boeing's Puget Sound facilities as the company relocates and eliminates positions (AP)—some of the jobs are reported to be moving to its North Charleston campus.

"Rocky governorship" - Politico looks at Gov. Nikki Haley's first term in office to date. Up for re-election next year, Haley will likely be watched closely over the next year as she preps for to run for a second term.

Somewhere over the Ashley - The P&C has an update on efforts to streamline bike travel over the Ashley River via the Connector and Ashley River Bridges.

Reckless - CBS has picked up the legal drama, "Reckless, filmed in Charleston in March. More info coming...

Heritage analyst resigns - Late Friday, the co-author of a Heritage Foundation immigration study discredited by mainstream congressional Republicans resigned amid mounting pressure around the conservative think tank. At least one group is calling for the resignation of former Sen. Jim DeMint, who took the helm at Heritage, earlier this year.

Food porn, etc. - The Charleston Food Film Fest was held this past weekend, our Eric Doksa stopped by and got a taste. The first-year fest was helped by a little pub in the New York Times last week.

Rev. Wright - Rev. Wright, Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, will be in Aiken (Aiken Standard) this week for a revival.

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