Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Blogs
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You've got to love how they describe one island restaurant as being in a trailer park, above a laundry mat.
A few stories of unbelievable worth (click on the headlines to read them):
And the Oscar goes to Lindsay Lohan for her convincing portrayal as the Sober Victim in "A World Out to Get Her." A mere 36 hours before her first brush with the law, the drunk and high actress stupidly gave Elle magazine a sanctimonious interview in which she swore up and down that she was "much too responsible" to get behind the wheel drunk. Bizarre. It's like we're her parents or something, and she feels compelled to lie to us about her behavior, "Mom and Dad, you know I'm in the Celebrities Who Don't Do Bad Things Club, therefore I would never drive drunk because I don't even drink! And the reason I smell like smoke? Oh, um, all my friends ... cough ... are smokers. It's gross. I gave them a brochure on cessation the other day."
Jerry Springer Survival Tip No. 285: If people call you crazy, throw baby bottles at them ... that'll show 'em
Britney Spears needs a hug and a role model. Or some electroshock therapy and an identity reassignment. Last Thursday, Britney and her bodyguards got into a high-drama scuffle with some paparazzi outside a Las Vegas spa. And the photographers (who I assume were talking smack to get her to react on camera) are now saying that Britney threw a baby bottle at them (a baby bottle filled with soda, no doubt) and that she threatened to kill one of them or have him killed (how very mafia-chic). She even warned the guy (allegedly) that he better get a restraining order against her (which, if I didn't know better, makes it seem like old Brit-Brit has a plan up her sleeve. "I'll make THEM get restraining orders against ME! Ha! It's reverse psycholagoogly!).
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Some e-mails about the advice from Tim Craig that was in today's Seafoam column:
Thank you so much for sharing the letter Tim Craig wrote to a friend heading off to college. I will be re-typing it to save in my file and will include it with every graduation card I send from now on.
Thank you, This Old House magazine, for reminding Americans that newspapers are good for something. On CNN.com, the magazine has listed 10 new uses for old newspaper. Apparently, we're good for filling holes in the wall, softening tomatoes and providing nap space for animals. We also make an excellent snack for worms and will help you fight embarrassing personal foot odor issues. That's exciting!
The State newspaper's Aaron Gould Sheinin followed John Edwards on his journey through the Lowcountry last week.
Earlier, along the banks of Jeremy Creek in McClellanville, Edwards held a roundtable discussion at a square table with representatives of a half-dozen conservationist groups.
Welcome to The Arch, home of the Venus Fly Trap.
The Arch is quite old, but new to me.
It stretches mostly along the coast from Cape Lookout, N.C., to Cape Romain south of Georgetown, a distance of nearly 300 miles. It wedges inland along the Cape Fear River to Fayetteville, N.C., and drapes around Florence on its way back to the coast.
Along with inexperience, alcohol is a common factor in many beach injuries. Justus reports treating patients who can't remember how they got hurt.
And Stark said this year there has already been a fracture that resulted when a drunk woman fell on the beach.
Weingarten said serious injuries also occur when drinking is involved. People often dive into shallow water, causing head injuries and even paralysis, he said.