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National ACLU takes control of S.C. chapter

COLUMBIA — The Free Times reports that the national body of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) voted to take over operational control of its South Carolina state affiliate. According to The Free Times, the national board voted 74-4 on April 27 to take control of the state board of directors, an action known as …

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Give mom a stress-free Mother’s Day

Tips for to make the day one to remember

It’s a day for breakfast in bed, bouquets of flowers, special gifts and simply saying “thank you.” For all the work Mom does throughout the year she deserves to be pampered on Mother’s Day. So what do moms really want the most? A new survey of 2,920 moms, dads, sons and daughters reveals that gifts …

Beating stress, embracing change and finding a higher paying job

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, I lost my job of five years and I am so upset. I’m worried that I won’t find another one as good. Any words of wisdom? Jobless, San Francisco, Calif Hey Jobless, Typically, people change jobs four times in their life. So, sweetie, fear not but fear itself. When something awful falls into …

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Out in the Stars: May 3-15

Jolly Jupiter enters Aqueerius after a two-year sojourn in Capricorn. Do you feel your world lighten and luck change? Check your rearview mirror, readjust your personal goals and step on the accelerator. You may just find a shortcut instead of the usual detour. TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Despite your long and hard working efforts, your professional path …

Summer outings around the Carolinas

From mountains to coast, Carolinas offer variety of fun

East to west. North to south. Summertime will soon be upon us and the Carolinas certainly aren’t lacking in a diversity of fun and engaging events, festivals and daytrips to interest every member of your family and circle of friends. Fiddlin’ around With door prizes and plenty of food and drinks, the Sixth Annual Old …

Green Living: Alternative fuels make headway

Health and Wellness

As if security weren’t already a good enough reason to get off petroleum-based fuel sources, their escalating price is a wonderful motivation to stop using them completely. With oil and gas becoming ever more problematic for a variety of political, economic, inter-cultural and environmental reasons, alternative fuels are making great gains as we reduce our …

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Gay soccer, Beckham and an unorthodox Jesus

Out on DVD

“Eleven Men Out” (here!/Regent/Liberation) — A few athletes on U.S. sports teams — from baseball to basketball to football — have come out as gay over the years. In more recent times, such an event has come to create less drama than it would have in the past. Apparently professional soccer players in Iceland still …

Superdivas: Madonna! Mariah! Leona?

Audiophile

Suck on it Madonna’s 11th studio album, “Hard Candy,” is an interesting combination of the fizzy dance-pop of her 1983 debut and the urban luster of 1994’s “Bedtime Stories.” Unfortunately, it never quite matches the best of either, lacking the coquettish charm of the former and the musical sophistication of the latter. Which is not …

Gay VP of PETA makes coffee talk with Q-Notes

exQlusive When deciding on a meeting place for our interview, animal rights activist Dan Mathews and I first considered one of those ubiquitous corporate coffee shops. (You know — the ones that are so plentiful they need not be named because you can probably see one or two of them from whatever window is nearest …