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Issue 2.01 | Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 | Happy birthday, to us!

OUTSTANDING ON THEIR FIELD: Citadel football players begin to take the field as the crowd filters in to Saturday's game against Samford. In his collegiate debut, Citadel quarterback Tommy Edwards, a freshman walk-on, threw two second-half touchdown passes to clinch the win for the Bulldogs. (Photo by Red Zeppelin Aerial Photography)

:: Putting the "cool" in carpool


:: Boeing news highlights SC's needs

:: Send in your thoughts

:: Five cooking classes

:: Recycling, anti-violence, Conroy tour


___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

___:: REVIEW: "Come to the table"

___:: HISTORY: Paul R. Redfern

___:: QUOTE: Optimism, by Helen Keller

___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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It's time to put the 'cool' back in 'carpool'
Director, Carolina Commuter Solutions, Inc.
Special to

NOV. 2, 2009 -- The 1973 U.S. oil embargo was an indelible event in American history, and my own history, that spawned an era of innovation in transportation. I was only 12 at the time, too young to grasp the extent of the hardships endured by commuters in and around the Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Md., corridor who were starved of their means of getting to and from work.


Last year, South Carolina's near $4 per gallon spike in fuel prices was in many respects every bit as dramatic as the events of the early 1970s. This time, though, I was profoundly aware of the impact the price of fuel was having on my life and that of my family. My monthly fuel costs essentially doubled, rising from $150 per month to over $300 per month. Similar to many other Lowcountry commuters, I was challenged to redirect earnings to transportation costs - earnings that previously were targeted toward retirement savings, home improvements, continuing education, children's necessities and quality-of-life items.

The dynamic rise and fall of the cost of fuel over the last couple of years is ushering in a new era of innovation. South Carolina Lowcountry commuters are entertaining alternative modes of personal transportation, alternative fuels, adjustments in urban-planning thinking such as the possible inclusion of high-occupancy-vehicle lanes on I-26, and greater acceptance of telework. Media headlines are bulging with announcements of "green" strategies throughout the state. People everywhere are looking to industry and government to create cleaner transportation opportunities.

Missing from most conversations surrounding this most recent, immensely commercial green revolution is the significant impact individual commuters can make, now, by simply turning to their colleagues at work and their neighbors in nearby communities to organize carpools. "The best kind of energy, the cheapest kind of energy, the energy that addresses energy independence, energy security, and also global warming is energy not used," says Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of the popular book titled "Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines."

It's time to put the cool back in the carpool. Social networking Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter, regional commuter-oriented Web sites such as the locally based and many others, have made it very easy to reach out to fellow commuters. Personally, I think South Carolinians would be best served by adopting a single-brand carpooling initiative such as the Carolina Commuter brand, but I'm delighted to see both municipalities and businesses alike embracing carpooling.

The number of motor vehicles traveling in and out of the Charleston metro area on a daily basis on I-26 is a staggering - 140,000 vehicles per day, according to an August 2008 editorial in The Post and Courier. If each one of those vehicles, on average, spends $5 per day on fuel, that's equal to $700,000 per day being funneled through commuter tailpipes. Addressing the benefits and successes of carpooling in South Carolina last December, in another Post and Courier editorial titled "Carpooling for fun and profit," it was written that, according to the statistical database StateMaster, 10.7 percent of workers in the state get to their jobs by carpooling.

Lowcountry commuters can measurably reduce road congestion and the concentration of invisible pollutants fouling air quality, today, by carpooling and using mass transit when possible. The faltering economy and the surprisingly low cost of fuel at the pumps (certain to be only a temporary condition) is no excuse for not taking action now to contribute to a cleaner and "greener" South Carolina.

Similar to exercising, consistency in ride-sharing is what pays in the long run. When setting up carpools, it's important to set realistic expectations. Trying a couple of days a week at first may be best. Commuters can start by asking questions such as: How many days per week am I able to carpool? If there are multiple drivers, who will do the driving, and how often should the driving responsibilities be alternated? How will driving costs be shared? Will eating or smoking be tolerated?

Emphasizing carpooling is my way of reminding commuters that they have the authority - and the obligation - to contribute to changing our region's approach to transportation for the better. Carpooling and mass transportation alike deserve serious consideration as viable elements within a broad strategy to improve South Carolina's energy independence.

Nelson Ohl, a Folly Beach resident, is director of Carolina Commuter Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes carpooling.

Boeing news stresses state's real needs
By ANDY BRACK, publisher

NOV. 2, 2009 -- Don't get me wrong about Boeing's big announcement that it will bring thousands of jobs to South Carolina. It's absolutely outstanding news - even "transformational," as state Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley) says.


But while construction of a second assembly line will lead to $750 million in investment and 3,800 jobs for the company to get the state's $450 million in incentives, many parts of South Carolina won't benefit. How many people in, say, Hartsville, Dillon or Greenwood will get jobs because of the expanded plant? Few.

Yes, there will be a lot of spin-off jobs, just as scores of suppliers for BMW located around Spartanburg after the German company announced it would open a plant in Spartanburg. Since the 1992 BMW announcement, the company has invested $4.2 billion and built 1.5 million cars. Suppliers have invested an additional $2.1 billion, according to the BMW Web site.

But as Columbia economist Harry Miley says, building a state economic development strategy on the backbone of landing a huge company every now and then isn't the smartest way for the state to grow.

"Can we really sit around and wait every 17 years for a big announcement?" he asks. "I don't think so."

Miley, former chair of the state Board of Economic Advisors, stressed how huge and important the good news about Boeing is for the poor Palmetto State.

"It boosts our reputation. It makes us look like we know what we're doing [with economic development.] This is a good industry because it has a lot of spinoffs.

"But, we have some underlying structural problems in South Carolina that this is not going to help and there are a lot of areas of South Carolina that won't ever know who Boeing is," he said. "We've still got to focus on them."

He's talking about improving worker skills, bettering the state's low graduation rate and focusing on job creation all over South Carolina.

S.C. Policy Council President Ashley Landess warned of hidden implications associated with the tax breaks given to Boeing. In a press release, the council called the Boeing package short-sighted and "bad public policy," such as when viewed through the lens that the state lost 80,000 jobs over the last year. The Boeing plant will create only 542 jobs each year for the next seven years, it said.

"For the money we're paying Boeing, we could come close to eliminating corporate taxes for all South Carolina businesses," she said. "That kind of economic stimulus benefits the entire state and has a real impact on unemployment. Legislative leaders are congratulating themselves for creating jobs. They didn't. Instead, they increased the cost of government at the expense of already-struggling citizens, who cannot afford the cost of this subsidy."

But Otis Rawl, head of the state Chamber of Commerce, said a big-picture view had to focus on Boeing's suppliers, many of whom likely would move to the state to be able to be near to the plant. Those jobs generally will locate within a 100-mile radius of the North Charleston plant, which means some job help for rural areas, he said.

"This announcement sends the message that South Carolina has gotten back in the game of economic development," Rawl said. "It gives us all a little sense of things getting better."

Perhaps one thing that the Boeing announcement will force, Rawl added, is a refocused political debate on how to reshape a huge driver of all economic development - how the state educates its residents.

"We're going to have to take a look at some type of statewide funding for public education," he said.

Currently, rural areas have high property tax rates, which are disincentives for business development. But if the state crafted some way to ensure that rural areas could lower taxes needed to run government, then rural areas would be more competitive. Additionally, comprehensive statewide funding of education would likely ensure better educational quality in rural areas, which also would give economic developers more tools to attract jobs.

Bottom line: Boeing's announcement is great, but South Carolina now needs to take the truly transformational step of reworking how it attracts businesses and grows jobs by focusing on statewide educational and economic solutions.

This commentary first appeared Friday in SC Statehouse Report. To reach publisher Andy Brack, write to:

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County plans Electronics Recycling Day for residents

Charleston County's Environmental Management Department will hold its second annual Electronics Recycling Day Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Tanger Outlet Boulevard side of the Tanger Outlets parking lot in North Charleston.

Electronic devices often contain valuable resources such as precious metals (gold or silver), more common metals (aluminum and copper) and engineered plastics. Electronics recycling helps to recover these valuable materials while also conserving energy and landfill space.

Among the items that will be accepted and recycled are adding machines, cable boxes, calculators, camcorders, clocks, desktop and laptop computers (including monitors, keyboards, mousse and hard drives), copy machines, DVD players, fax machines, microwaves, printers, scanners, shredders, radios/stereos (including cassette players and CD players), telephones (including cell phones and cordless phones), TVs, remote controls, VCRs, and video game consoles and accessories.

County officials say the event is set up for Charleston County residents only; businesses and contractors will not be permitted to drop items off. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload items and direct traffic.

For more information, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at 720-7111 or visit

City to offer youth anti-violence forum on Wednesday

After the murder of a 15-year-old under a highway overpass during the summer, youths in the surrounding neighborhoods expressed deep sadness and great concern that such a violent crime had occurred close to their homes. Young people who were involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the S.C. Department of Mental Health asked for a forum to discuss their safety concerns, and now that request is being answered.

The forum - "Youth Speak Out - Let Your Voices Ring Out!" - will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Burke High School auditorium, 244 President St. School entrances will be open on the north and south sides, on Sumter Street and Fishburne Street. Young people will be able to talk about their feelings and share with community leaders how violence affects their lives, and community officials will have a chance to respond to those concerns.

The panel will feature Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen, Family Court Judge Jocelyn Cate of the Ninth Circuit, Trident Urban League President and CEO Otha Meadows, YMCA Director Paul Stoney, Charleston City Councilman Jimmy Gallant, and Anthony O'Neill Sr., national secretary for 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

The free forum is sponsored by the city of Charleston, the Mayor's Youth Commission, Jack and Jill Inc. of America, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice, Burke Community Education, and the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

Tour group offers excursion based on Conroy novel

Old Charleston Walking Tours is now offering a new tour based on landmarks mentioned in novelist Pat Conroy's latest New York Times best-seller, "South of Broad." The two-hour walking tour, led by professional guides, includes stops such as St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Legare Street, Water Street and the Dock Street Theater.

The tour is offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, beginning in the lobby of the Mills House Hotel at 115 Meeting St. and ending outside the Gibbes Museum of Art at 135 Meeting. The $25-per-person ticket price includes the walking tour, admission to the Gibbes, and a choice of one of two signature offerings from Pat Conroy's favorite Charleston restaurant, Slightly North of Broad: either "Conroy's S.O.B. Cocktail" or an "S.O.B. Classic" dessert.

Reservations are required. Call the tour company at 568-0473 or go online to

'Come to the Table' has wonderful local flavor

"Take a look at 'Come to the Table,' by Benita Long. It is a beautiful book with simple Southern recipes, wonderful interiors and lovely shots of the Lowcountry. It is very well-priced for the quality and would make a wonderful gift for the holidays. It is available on -- read the reviews."

- Ann Mitchell, Isle of Palms, SC

HAVE A REVIEW? If you have a review of a book, movie, restaurant or local arts endeavor, please send no more than 150 words to editor Ann Thrash. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.

Paul Rinaldo Redfern (1902-1927)

Aviator Paul Rinaldo Redfern was born on February 24, 1902, in Rochester, New York, the son of Frederick and Blanche Redfern. The family moved to Columbia, South Carolina, in 1910 after Paul's father accepted a teaching position at Benedict College. From an early age the younger Redfern displayed considerable interest in aviation. In 1916, during his second year at Columbia High School, Redfern constructed a standard-sized wooden airplane, lacking only an engine. The following year he worked for the Army Air Corps as a production inspector at Standard Aircraft Company's plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In February 1919 he returned to Columbia to complete high school.


With several helpers, Redfern assembled an airplane and transported passengers on day trips around the Carolinas. He became a noted stunt pilot at air exhibitions held throughout the Southeast. In 1925 Redfern met Gertrude Hildebrandt in Toledo, Ohio, while working for her father, and they were married that same year.

In 1926 the U.S. Customs Service in Savannah, Georgia, hired Redfern to be an aerial scout. However, he was ambitious to gain fame and fortune by undertaking an international solo air flight. In 1927 a group of prominent businessmen in Brunswick, Georgia, agreed to underwrite a flight from their city to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In June 1927 Redfern supervised the construction of a monoplane by the Stinson Aircraft Corporation of Detroit, Michigan. This aircraft, known as the Port of Brunswick, was painted primarily green and yellow-Brazil's national colors.

At 12:45 p.m. on August 25 Redfern took off from Brunswick. Five hours later a seaplane spotted him approximately three hundred miles east of the Bahamas. At 3:30 p.m. on August 26 a Norwegian freighter, the Christian Krogh, sailing west of Trinidad, encountered Redfern's aircraft. The pilot dropped a canister into the water containing a handwritten note, which requested that the crewmen indicate the direction and the approximate distance to Venezuela's northern coastline. Subsequently, Redfern was seen by numerous eyewitnesses when the plane passed over the Orinoco delta in Venezuela. … Several observers noted a conspicuous trail of black smoke coming from the aircraft. The last definitive sighting of Redfern was approximately one hundred miles south of Ciudad Bolivar, only two flying hours from northern Brazil.

By August 29 Redfern had failed to reach any of his proposed destinations in Brazil. Reports that he had landed at various Brazilian locales proved false. Rumors circulated for more than two decades that he was alive and being held prisoner by Indians within a remote locale along the upper Amazon River. Despite several search-and-rescue missions, Redfern and his airplane have never been found.

In an attempt to capitalize on the public fascination with Redfern, MGM Studio included his saga as a subplot within the 1938 adventure movie Too Hot to Handle. A street in Rio de Janeiro was named in Redfern's honor. Although Redfern failed in his ultimate goal, he did achieve the first solo flight over the Caribbean. He also successfully completed the first nonstop air voyage between North and South America.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Miles S. Richards. To read more about this or 2,000 other entries about South Carolina, check out The South Carolina Encyclopedia by USC Press. (Information used by permission.)


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Five cooking classes

Ready for some new ideas for holiday cooking and entertaining? The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College has an array of classes designed to provide new ideas, hone your culinary skills and make you the host or hostess with the mostest. Here are five classes to try; to get classroom locations and register online, visit this Web site.

The Thanksgiving Feast: Take the stress out of entertaining the crowd by becoming a pro at everything from cooking and carving the turkey to making your own cranberry sauce. Meets 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Cost: $59.

Entertaining with Nathalie Dupree: Two days of holiday entertaining classes with this celebrated Southern foods experts will make your holidays easy and fun. Get recipes, tips and ways to get organized - from what to make ahead to how to get the dishes done. Includes wine and cheese at Nathalie's downtown Charleston home on Nov. 6. Meets Nov. 6-8. Cost: $599.

Gingerbread Houses for Kids and Adults: Get ahead and save money with a nonperishable centerpiece that you create and decorate. There's no bigger wow factor than a gingerbread house! Three classes on Nov. 22: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; or 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $49.

Buche de Noel: Learn the art of making the French Christmas yule log, the best of holiday desserts, complete with marzipan holly and meringue mushrooms. Meets 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Cost: $59.

Holiday Hors d'oeuvres: Expand your repertoire with an assortment of delicious hot and cold small bites that can be organized ahead of time and served at the last minute. Meets 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Cost: $59.

On optimism


"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."

-- Helen Keller, educator of the blind and deaf (1880 - 1968)


Small Business Summit: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 4, College Center at Trident Technical College. Charleston Metro Chamber's annual Small Business Innovation Summit and Expo showcases new ideas, technologies and small businesses in the region. Keynote speaker will be Rieva Lesonsky, former editorial director of Entrepreneur Magazine. Conference includes breakout sessions on topics such as business planning, funding, marketing, social media, branding and technology; an exhibition hall; networking luncheon; and the presentation of awards in the New Ideas SC Contest. Registration at 7:30 a.m., program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; awards reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $125 chamber members, $225 nonmembers; includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and closing reception. More info/tickets.

Calligraphy Workshops: Nov. 7, Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. As part of the new exhibit "Aisle Style:150 Years of Wedding Fashion," the museum and professional calligrapher Natasha Lawrence will offer two workshops on calligraphy: Introduction to Calligraphy (10 a.m. to noon) and Wedding Calligraphy (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). All materials are included: a calligraphy pen to keep, a workbook, practice paper and more. Cost: $25 for museum members, $30 nonmembers, per workshop; $5 discount if taking both workshops. Registration (required): 722-2996, ext. 235, or online here.

Local Music on the Farm: Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 8, Thornhill Farm, 10822 Highway 17 North, McClellanville. Family-friendly event benefits Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry, which enrichs the lives of people with disabilities by promoting healthy living, social bonding, and vocational and recreational pursuits through horticultural activities. Enjoy barbecue and oysters, hayrides, face-painting and a jump castle. Music by the Holy City Sinners, Skye Paige and the Original Recipe, the Hungry Monks, French Toast, and the Toasted Beets. Cost: $25 adults, $10 ages 5-15. Tickets can be found online.

(NEW) Colonial Lake Fall Festival: Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 8, Colonial Lake Park, Broad Street and Rutledge Avenue. Free "Sunday Funday" event sponsored by the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Local businesses and community groups will have displays, the Hank Marley Band will provide music, and there will be raffles and games, including bocce ball, a bean bag toss and a shrimp net toss. The public can also learn more about the conservancy's revitalization plans for Colonial Lake and Moultrie Playground. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs.

Fall Harvest Dinner: 4 p.m. Nov. 8, Legare Farms. Legare Farms Education Foundation will hold its annual harvest dinner beginning with a "meet the farmer" reception at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. All the food will be Legare Farms' own and will be prepared by ten of Charleston's top chefs, with beer from Coast Brewery and Palmetto Brewery along with wine from Irvin House Vineyards. Event benefits the foundation. Tickets: $50 per person. Call 559-0788 or e-mail

Entertaining Charleston Style: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18, Culinary Institute of Charleston's Palmer Campus, 66 Columbus St., Charleston. A series of short courses celebrating the many facets of entertaining with a focus on Charleston style and traditions. Guest presenters include hosts, event professionals, authors, collectors, stylists and other specialists known for their distinctive contributions to local hospitality and tourism. Light beverage and cocktail samplings will be provided. Cost: $149. More info/registration.


CRDA Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development. The Charleston Regional Development Alliance's annual luncheon will feature a talk by David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and the author of "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power." Book signing will follow the luncheon (copies will be available for purchase at the event). Tickets: $60, available online.

(NEW) Colonial Trades and Harvest Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Costumed interpreters and craftspeople will interpret what life was like for Charleston's first settlers as the winter approached. Learn about open-hearth cooking, colonial foodways, the deerskin trade and colonial medicine. Participants can also dye an article of clothing with indigo dye and witness the smoke and thunder of a militia drill. More info: 852-4200 or online here.

(NEW) Entrepreneurs Networking: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Holliday Alumni House at The Citadel, Hagood Ave. Sponsored by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Woman Series, the event is expected to feature more than 150 local businesswomen. Through "speed networking," participants can meet other entrepreneurs quickly and have the chance to introduce themselves, their business and their interests to everyone at each table. Light refreshments provided. Cost: $15 for Center for Women members; $20 for nonmembers. Free parking at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Register here.

Benefit Oyster Roast: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22, Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Oyster roast and a silent auction will benefit the Outreach Learning Center at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston (on King Street across from Marion Square). Oysters, fish stew, hot dogs, cole slaw, dessert; bring your own beverages. Live music by Wood & Steel. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for children under 12; available at the center, 403 King St., or online here.


12/23: Christian: Mannie's story
Bender: Polar Plunge prep
Brooks: Homes for Christmas
Doll: Enjoy holidays sans lbs.
Yarian: Instruments of Hope
De Armas: Latin biz expo
Blevins: Autism
Hutchisson: Giving
Barnette: Nutcracker
Franklin: Reverse mortgages
Wutzdorff: Be a principal
Haley: Buying local
McCutcheon: Work gap
Ohl: On carpooling
Wiedman: Women at Gibbes
10/26: Matouchev: Bear markets
Conover: BarCamp buzz
Wilson: Symphony update
Bender: Special Olympics
Baron: Breast Center
Ginn: Growing prosperity
Buffum: Waterkeeping
Personal branding


12/17: Cookbook, shopping
The Pig's wines
Neat shopping
LowCANtry holiday
Hawks vs. doves
Improving turnout
10/29: Celebrating a year
10/22: Good, bad signs
10/15: Bob's new food show
10/8: Robot ice cream
10/5: Costumes, snarks
Must-see TV
9/17: Fall leaves
Cold comfort, more
Being a fan
Good, bad, spineless
Locals on Runway
Cookie contest
Vote on car tags
True confessions
New way of tithing?
Lookout for manatees


12/23: Photographer Meyer
Ain't over on Sanford
Back off a little
Sanford presses on
Now is time for courage
Alliance's good news
SC's hidden gems
Boeing highlights needs
No place for prejudice
Have fun at Halloween
Renovated Gaillard?
10/1: Napa wine trip
9/28: Anti-crime measures
9/21: Caw Caw park
Debris policy
Mystery solved
This and that
SC's treasures
8/17: RIP to old clunker
8/10: Lots to squeeze in
8/3: On flying Delta
7/27: Conspiracy theories
7/20: Protect carriage animals
7/13: Economic thaw here?


12/23: Blackbaud 5
4 on holiday lights
Five about oysters
Winter finds
Free parking
Holiday parades
Home fire stats
Being a tourist here
Growing your business
Electronics recycling
Beyond the lights
Weather watching
5 cooking classes
Best lists of year
Oyster recycling
Howl-o-ween fun
Giving blood
Top ratings
Major league
Book sale
Citadel football

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