Text and graffiti threats, airfare hikes, Sanford chatter, and casino boat apps 

Quotes and numbers for the week

"In chair, got shot."

A text from a dental patient that sent her husband into a panic. Thinking that she was the victim of a kidnapping or break-in, he called police. Officers reportedly broke in the doors of two West Ashley homes searching for the woman before she was found in the dentist's chair with a shot of Novocain in her mouth. Source: The Post and Courier

$461

That's the average ticket price from Charleston International Airport in the second quarter of 2010, a 25 percent increase over the same period in 2009 and the largest increase in the country. Lowcost carrier Southwest Airlines is expected to take a bite out of those climbing prices when it lands in Charleston next spring. Source: The Post and Courier

"He asked me how my day was, and I said great. I said 'How was yours?' And he said, 'It wasn't so good. I didn't think you were going to go through with it.' "

Former First Lady Jenny Sanford speaking to students at the University of South Carolina about a conversation with Gov. Mark Sanford later in the day after the finalization of their divorce. Source: The Gamecock

2

The number of casino boat operators who have already applied for permits from the City of North Charleston. Executives wouldn't give details about their operations, but they told The Post and Courier that they expected to hire 100 people.

Boom

Graffiti scrawled on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge that led police to call in the Joint Terrorism Task Force to investigate. Agents with the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, and the Sheriff's Office responded, but found nothing to suggest it was an actual threat.


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