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    Plumb: Geezer boom has blessings

    Thanks to the Associated Press, last week we received an early clue to one pending “demographic disaster” – the explosive growth of the elderly.

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    Plumb: A big thank you, Gen. Zais

    I consider it a fortuitous coincidence that my favorite film adaptation of “The Christmas Carol,” one starring Albert Finney as Scrooge, aired during Christmas week, virtually simultaneously with news that State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais won’t run for re-election.

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    Scrooge alive and well in South Carolina

    Ebenezer Scrooge lives, in South Carolina!

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    Rooting for small schools

    During the 20 years I occupied the editor's chair, I handed out Herald Academic Achievement awards to top-performing seniors at most of the dozen or so high schools in our circulation area.

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    Governing by spreadsheet

    Winthrop University President Anthony DiGiorgio's recent letters to The Herald, in which he seeks to set Gov. Mark Sanford straight on higher-education funding, remind me of the dictum about teaching a pig to dance: All it does is upset the pig.

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    New emphasis on diplomacy welcome

    During her first day on the job last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over an event of some significance.

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    Changing our icons

    Upon signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, a Democrat, reportedly said, "We have lost the South for a generation."

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    How in the name of God?

    The year 2008 ended dismally enough without a parting apologia from the Bushes.

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    French explorer sets us straight

    The late Jonathan Daniels, longtime editor of The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., used to say that the Tar Heel State was a vale of humility between two mountains of conceit. He was referring to North Carolina's proximity to Virginia and South Carolina, of course.

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    City advocates room to breathe

    South Carolina's motto, Dum Spire Spero, is Latin for "While I breathe, I hope."

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