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Not since Freedom Fries have we had such a strong political message. US Weekly has taken off the gloves of diplomacy, for sure. They've banned Paris!
There is absolutely no mention of Miss Hilton on any of the magazine's pages this week (except on the cover where the red-button declaration "100% Paris Free" pats itself on the back). Instead, this week's featured story focuses on the future of America. That is, the burden of our next generation ... Suri Cruise and other celebrity babies. Come see who's made "the Adorable A-list"!
Your morning look around the Lowcountry:
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Your morning dash around the Lowcountry:
Cuzzin Arthur told the AP's Jim Davenport this about his son, the suspended state treasurer who faces criminal charges:
He's in pretty bad shape, you know. He's got a drug problem. We suspected it.
Maybe it's honesty. Maybe it's ill-advised. But it's pure Arthur.
The headline: "Series about female Lowcountry P.I. gets better with each book"
Kay's Web site says ...
In an unusual fashion alliance, Katherine Heigl (you know her as Dr. Izzie Stevens on "Grey's Anatomy") has teamed up with a medical uniform company and will release her very own line of clinic couture this fall. The stylized scrubs are meant to give medical workers a sense of individuality while they work tirelessly to save lives.
"I wanted to create a line of scrubs that would allow women to infuse some of their personality and style into their work apparel. When you feel good about how you look, you are more confident, more motivated and it can lift your spirits," Heigl said.
Seven ways to tell it's the first weekend of summer in the Lowcountry:
1. Tomato Sandwiches: Nothing, but nothing, yea nothing, can match the first slurpy tomato sandwich of the year.
Unless you've got some sweet corn to go with it. And a slice of watermelon to top it all off.
And, yes, it requires smushy white loaf bread and gobs of Duke's mayonnaise. Duke's is a South Carolina original, created 90 years ago by a Greenville woman who had children to feed.
Your mornng zap of Lowcountry fear and loathing:
Jason Rodriquez reports: "From 2000 to 2006, show 23 of the 306 lightning-related deaths across the nation occurred in the Carolinas.
"Of those 23 deaths, 11 were outside in the open, five were under a tree, three were on a boat and four were in the 'unknown' category."
Your morning glimpse into the Lowcountry:
In this photo by Mic Smith, Charleston Fire Department Chief Rusty Thomas hugs Chaplain Jimmy Gallant before the start of the procession in downtown Charleston leading to the memorial service Friday.
Your daily Lowcountry spin:
Horry County has kicked out floating casinos. But first this:
It's a great chance to get in your mandatory Lowcountry shag dancing. But this event also will help the genre of Beach Music that Pat does such a good job with.