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Run-down SC School Featured By Obama Gets Facelift

Students who had grown resigned to old, "nasty" furnishings at their dilapidated middle school in rural South Carolina were elated Monday to find new furniture and a freshly painted cafeteria, thanks to a student's plea, a president's speech and a businessman's response.
"It was heartwarming."
- Darryl Rosser, donor-company CEO

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Run-down SC School Featured By Obama Gets Facelift

Source: CBS News, Sat May 09, 2009
Students who had grown resigned to old, "nasty" furnishings at their dilapidated middle school in rural South Carolina were elated Monday to find new furniture and a freshly painted cafeteria, thanks to a student's plea, a president's speech and a businessman's response.

Homeowners win a reprieve

South Carolina's highest court has halted foreclosure auctions around the state at the request of one of the country's largest mortgage financing businesses, buying some homeowners extra time to work out new repayment plans.

Southern Baptist leaders sign environment vow

Source: MSNBC, Sun March 16, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - In a major shift, a group of Southern Baptist leaders said their denomination has been "too timid" on environmental issues and has a biblical duty to stop global warming.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Teenager walks away after 6-story plunge

Source: Seattle Times, Tue August 07, 2007
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA - A teenager fell six stories from a hotel balcony but walked away with just bruises and scrapes.

Goodwill worker gets to keep pajamas jackpot

Source: MSNBC, Mon May 28, 2007
Greenville, South Carolina, USA - A Goodwill Industries worker who turned in more than $5,000 she found in donated pajama pants will get to keep the money because the owner could not be found.

Loggerhead Turtle Rescued Off S.C. Coast

Source: MSNBC, Mon May 21, 2007
Charleston, South Carolina, USA - A rarely seen male loggerhead turtle was being treated at an animal hospital Thursday after rope from a crab pot became wrapped around a fin, officials said.

Agape at Goodwill: $5,000 found in pajamas

Source: MSNBC, Wed May 16, 2007
Greenville. South Carolina, USA - Someone left more than $5,000 in cash in an envelope tucked into a pair of pajamas donated to Goodwill.

A marriage 47 years in the making

Source: The State, Mon December 18, 2006
Lake Murray, South Carolina, USA - Bootsie Hall doesnt remember when she broke up with her husband, Beverly җ but he remembers every detail.

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