by Sam Spence
Kevin Spacey, who plays Congressman Frank Underwood on Netflix's House of Cards, notes on Colbert this week the clear fiction of the Emmy-nominated show, since it follows "a Congress that gets shit done."
— Andrew Knapp (@offlede) August 16, 2013
Journalists and others in Oklahoma, including the P&C's Andrew Knapp, reporting from Tulsa, are awaiting the results of a hearing this morning where a judge reportedly is expected to order Dusten Brown, the biological father of "Baby Veronica" to surrender custody of his daughter. Efforts yesterday by a former reality TV host, Troy "The Locator" Dunn, to reunite the Capobiancos with their adopted daughter were criticized as a publicity stunt. [P&C]
Charleston Law students talk with the P&C about their concerns over how a possible InfiLaw takeover might change the school's future. [P&C]
Following up on the City Paper's report yesterday, the the P&C's Schuyler Kropf says that in addition to Jenny Sanford, State Rep. Chip Limehouse and Glenn McConnell have also been floated as possible candidates to take over the job as president of the College of Charleston when it comes open next year. Board of Trustees members say that with so many new members of the board, it will be some time before candidates are considered. [CP, P&C]
According to reports from a conference call with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, 40% of the company's Patch local news outposts will be dissolved today. As reported last week, South Carolina is one of the states on the chopping block. [Romenesko, CP]
Florence native Ben Ingram, who won $177,000 on Jeopardy! last month has been given the Key to the City of Florence. [Flo. Morning News]