This Week in History

This Week in History

When Worlds Collide

The year 1968 was one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. The civil rights movement was ablaze in the United States. The war in Vietnam was at its height and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy had been assassinated two months apart, King on April 4 and Kennedy on June 5. Antiwar demonstrations had become increasingly violent and race riots sprouted throughout major cities across the nation. The Black Panther Party had engaged in a shoot out with the Oakland police in April and in August, a clash between antiwar protestors and the Chicago police erupted in unprecedented violence outside of the Democratic National Convention.

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SC State, OCtech create “The Gateway Program”

ORANGEBURG- Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and South Carolina State University have signed an agreement creating, "The Gateway Program" between the two-year college and the four-year university. The Program is intended for any OCtech student who hopes to eventually continue their studies at SC State. The new program will take effect in Fall 2008.

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Claflin University fulfills requirements for move up to NCAA

ORANGEBURG-Moving is almost always an attention to detail activity.

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Sports Notes – July 31, 2008

Panthers begin what they hope to be improved season

After a routine day of checking in on Friday (July 25), the Carolina Panthers got down to business the following day as pre-season practice for the (2008) campaign got underway.

Coming off a 7-9 finish at the end of the 2007 slate, the mood on the practice field, at Wofford College, in Spartanburg was upbeat as players participated in drills.

But while the ’08 Carolina prospects weren’t down on themselves, it became very apparent that they’re truly focused on becoming a more productive team in the coming National Football League (NFL) season.

Prior to the start of practice Steve Smith was very direct about which way he and his Panther mates must go.

"If we don’t go good this season, it’s going to be ugly,"said the Carolina veteran go to wide receiver. "I don’t know who, but it’s going to be ugly."

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Preach Local Spotlight

Rogers Editorial Cartoon

On Winning and Losing Wars

The campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has already gotten tedious. In a campaign appearance the other day, he said in his characteristically sanctimonious way, "I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war. It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign."

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Free Speech Graveyard at the DNC

"Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."—First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

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