The Agenda: Hack affects MUSC; Daniel Island a "good fit" for Charleston?; Carnival agrees to pollution controls

Nearly a fifth of S.C. homeowners underwater

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According to documents released by the Commission on Higher Education Thursday, the owners of Charleston Law signed an initial agreement to sell the school on July 23, a month before they announced the plans. [P&C]

The Columbia Free Times talks with LGBT leaders to get their reaction to likely Democratic nominee for governor Vincent Sheheen renewing his stance against gay marriage. [Free Times]

Gov. Nikki Haley appointed her chief of staff, a veteran of past attorneys general Alan Wilson and Henry McMaster administrations, to serve as the director of the state Department of Corrections. [P&C]

MUSC announced yesterday that 7,000 customers who paid by phone in recent months may have had their financial info stolen this summer. [P&C]

With Organizing for America noticeably absent from the public push by Obama allies on Syria, past S.C. Democratic Party Chair Dick Harpootlian called the issue "too divisive an issue" for the president's grassroots advocacy group. [Politico]

In a deal with federal regulators, Carnival Cruise Lines will adopt measures to mitigate air pollution from of cruise liners. Charleston-based Carnival ship Fantasy is the company's oldest in its fleet. [Live 5/AP]

Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor says he thinks a potential move by the Daniel Island community from Berkeley County into Charleston County would be "a good fit for both us and Daniel Island." [P&C]

Nearly one in five South Carolina homeowners are upside-down on their mortgages. [CRBJ]


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