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Best Mayor We'll Never Get Rid Of

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.



With his sweeping reelection in November for a ninth term, Riley is all but unstoppable as Charleston's commander-in-chief. Here's a quick rundown of things birthed during Riley's first term that his mayoral career has outlived.

1. The Concorde

2. English Rule in Northern Ireland

3. Soviet Rule in Afghanistan

4. The Ramones

5. The Clash

6. The Son of Sam murders

7. Snow in Miami

8. The Commodore computer

9. The Atari game system

10. The papacy of Pope John Paul I

11. The papacy of Pope John Paul II

12. The Susan B. Anthony Dollar

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