“We have been blown up several times, shot at hundreds of times, made many detours, and with the detours discovering new routes. … I do my job for everyone and also for no one.”

Goose Creek soldier Pfc. Dustin Allan Yancey, U.S. Army, who was killed last week in Iraq, writing his last internet journal entry, dated Oct. 30, 2005. Source: The Post and Courier

$446.9 million

That’s how much the state Board of Economic Advisors said last week that state tax revenues should increase in the 2007 budget year, which begins next July. Happy days are here again. Source: Associated Press

$55 million

That’s how much of a net loss Vought Aircraft Industries Inc. reported for itself last week for the third quarter, ending Sept. 25. Vought is in the process of building a facility near the Charleston International Airport to assemble the fuselage of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Source: Charleston Regional Business Journal


That’s the grade the national Black Coaches Association gave The Citadel in a recent diversity hire report card. But the school shouldn’t feel that bad, as USC received an “F” because it apparently didn’t send in needed documents to the organization. Source: AP

Haiku O’The Week
Sam’s head is shrinking
Dean and Nina are smiling
Collective relief.

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