The Dog Bowl: Today's top stories

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Two Parks and Rec officials are engaged in a heated bout of dodgeball; while accusations have been been tossed around for awhile, now a lawsuit has been tossed into the mix. (The Post and Courier)

Clemson University confirms what we all knew: Double dipping creates a hotbed of bacteria-on-bacteria action. Somebody call Vivid video; we've got a guaranteed winner here. Fully e-retched.(P&C)

I'm a bit torn on today's P&C report on a missing flash drive, chock full of wedding pictures. See, the problem here is that the police recovered the drive, but they don't have a clue who it belongs to. Which is where the P&C comes in. On the one hand, what about all the other items police recover on a day-to-day basis? Does that iPod you lost, the one with your entire music collection on it — from Weird Al's greatest hits to David Allan Coe's KKK-Tel classics — get a mention in the paper? Or that medicine bag with the latex mask, the cat o' nine tails, the Astroglide, and a copy of Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty series? I think not. On the other hand, I hope that report helps the bride get her photos back.

Wait. You mean stores still accept checks? Folks still write them? And Live 5 News thought that it was particularly news-worthy that a local lady lost her checks and that someone was going around town trying to use them? Yeah, I realize Live 5 is doing there part to catch a criminal, and that's worthy of some one-handed clapping. But still, all the lady has to do was contact her bank and close her account. Problem solved. The local TV news doesn't have to get involved.

"A fight at Goose Creek High School ends with the arrest of three students and one in the hospital." Yeah. Sounds bad doesn't it. But it's not as bad as you think. According to ABC News 4, the kid that was sent to the hospital only suffered a concussion while the apparent victim in the matter looks like she escaped from the scrap fairly unharmed judging by the video. And why were the police called in again? Couldn't the school have handled this on its own? Do we really want to send every kid who gets into a fight at school to the pokey? A few days in ISS ain't enough anymore? Once again, the local news is doing it's part to keep private schools in the Lowcountry in business.

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