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INFORMATIONAL GRAPHICS PORTFOLIO ie Inside Sudoku D4 “If I were to talk Television D5 to someone across the Comics D6,7 United States, like my sister, I use Skype. It’s helpful because POSTANDCOURIER.COM Facebook is for I want to be closer. tact: Laura Gough, firstname.lastname@example.org friends around here that you can’t see enough because you’re working and at classes. When it comes to texting, Open Division it’s usually when you’re making plans, ‘Hey, I’m over here. We’re going to chill.’ Calling is for family when we’re on the run or something.” Haley Brown, 19, Trident “I use Technical College Facebook and text every day. I use Facebook to find friends and keep in contact with all my friends. That’s my primary “I usually spend my way of communicating, but I still use time on Facebook. I text my phone, too. I mostly use Facebook my friends. I really don’t call. I and cellphone. I don’t use Twitter or Skype. only call my mom and family. But I Other kids use Twitter, but I don’t like it. To communicate mostly from Facebook,SECOND PLACE: me, it’s pointless. I just don’t like Twitter. even more than texting, but I use both. And I love YouTube. I just went on YouTube I don’t use Twitter, but I use Skype. I this morning to check things out, all the usually only use it on weekends and music and school fights and things.” Fridays. I’ll stay up ‘til midnight or later Joshua Smalls, because you can video chat with 16, James Island Charter High friends and make faces and stuff.” School Maca Baez 14, Wando High School The Post and Courier Web of teen communication Chad Dunbar Food VIDEO RECIPE INSIDE Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Strudel With Sudoku, 4D Dear Abby, 5D Comics, 6,7D Local youths say they keep in touch with others via Skype, social media, texts Basil Aioli, 4D Television, 8D D Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Contact: Laura Gough, email@example.com POSTANDCOURIER.COM BY DAVID QUICK teachers. Some firstname.lastname@example.org only use it to get sale notices Long gone are the days when communi- from stores. cation came in three simple forms: face-to- “I don’t use “I text people, make face, a phone call or a letter. Today’s teens email at all, phone calls and hand- and young adults often tap into an array not anymore,” write letters. Email is only for of forms, but rarely the ones mentioned says Fernanda school. I don’t do Facebook or above. Alvarado, 14, a A recent national survey of 984 high sophomore at Twitter because the government school and college students underscored Fort Dorchester Fernanda follows you around on that stuff. I’m this complex web of communication. High School. “I Alvarado worried about privacy and (future) Released by AWeber, an email marketing think email is just jobs. People will tag you in things service, the survey claims that 18 percent for, like, old people.” you don’t want to be tagged on.” of teens would “stop communicating al- “I use Facebook more than texting. ... I together” if not for social media and other like Facebook because it’s more easy, you Cayce Blizard, 18, Trident Technical communication tools such as Facebook have all your friends on there and people College and Skype. respond faster,” she says. “You can see Perhaps shocking or not, 91 percent of when they read what you said. I barely teens said they spend up to 30 hours a write statuses but use the chat. I use Skype week on the Internet. but not as much as Facebook. But the survey also claims that email on “Skype is only when I want to talk to mobile phones is the “most used channel” people and see them, but I see my friends of communication, with 53 percent of the when we go out. ... I don’t make any phone BRAD NETTLES/STAFF respondents with cell phones using it. calls (except) with my mom. Actually, my A handful of local teens, however, told mom’s into texting.” The Post and Courier that email is primar- Here’s what some other local teens had ily a form of communication reserved for to say: Score with entertaining tips, recipes and, yes, exercise to make a super party for the ... Super Bowl BY TERESA TAYLOR || email@example.com “I usually use text messages. I have Facebook, but I don’t want to use it much. I know a lot of people like to use Facebook. Sometimes I use email to “It falls between Facebook, texting and calls. I usually text them before calling them (so) not to inconvenience them. I’ll use Facebook if S is for ... Salsa. When was the last time you went to a casual party and salsa wasn’t on the table? Super Bowl Sunday is certainly one of salsa’s finest hours — make B is for ... what else but Brews? Beer is such a personal thing, we wouldn’t dream of advising what to drink. But we’re awake — Fat Tire, White Rascal, Modelo. You’re right, we’re not contact my teachers. I call my mom I can’t reach them via text. This is more of my preference. I don’t like to use Facebook that four hours. As one of America’s favorite condiments, there’s a big beer drinkers or we’d go broke. But we do have a tip. Americans like their beer cold, and dad. My mom likes to call. She that often to contact people. I prefer to use dizzying number of salsa brands to choose from. and many say the optimal temperature is between 40 to 42 degrees. That can be pretty tough to figure out, doesn’t like to text a lot.” text messaging or calling to keep it more We scoured taste tests from the most credible especially for a large party. Do this: Insert beer bottles sources we could find, and below are a few of the wide- ly available jar labels that generally get the best marks: or cans in a cooler with ice. Let the ice melt some and add cold water. Use a thermometer to check the water Monique Grayson, personal. I feel like Facebook keeps things ◗ Green Mountain Gringo temperature. Stop checking after beer No. 3. You won’t care and 12, Fort Johnson more impersonal. I don’t use Skype, but ◗ Tostitos Chunky WWW.POPCORN.ORG neither will anyone else. Middle School ◗ Pace Picante Sauce or Pace Chunky ◗ Herdez Salsa Casera Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Popcorn a lot of people I know like to use it for the face-to-face contact. But it’s not my thing. Of course, nothing compares to homemade with fresh, vine-ripe tomatoes. But it’s winter, not summer. We find a refrigerated salsa, Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Salsa, is a likable stand-in. P is for ... The “P” munchies. Think about the most popular snacks and party foods we eat, and a bunch begin with the letter “P.” Potato chips, potato skins, pizza, peanuts, popcorn, pretzels, pita chips and pork rinds, pasta, potato salad O is for ... Onion dip. Onion dip has been hanging out on the party table so long it’s become almost invisible. That’s because we’ve succumbed to the convenience of the grocery store brands that taste like, well, dehy- “I can’t leave “I use the phone to call my family.” Are you up for making a from-scratch salsa? See a Tyler Florence recipe on Page 3D. and pickles. You can never go wrong with popcorn. It’s pretty drated onions. Wake up those football fans with the real thing. It’s my house without Ethan Heine, cheap, and even the dieters don’t feel too guilty. Too boring? Think again. Check out the amazing ways really not hard to make, and you’ll score big points with your family and friends. Let onions taste like onions, my cellphone and my iPod. I 15, Wando High School you can flavor popcorn at www.popcorn.org under only tempered by caramelizing. Alton Brown shows the use Facebook and Twitter as time U is for ... Feeling Undone. Whose big idea was it to have a Super Bowl party anyway? It’s too late to call a timeout, so “recipes.” Or try the recipe for Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Popcorn on Page 3D. way on Page 3D. consumers; I check one after another get in the huddle and come out with a play. Here’s how: ◗ Make sure you know how many people are coming. ◗ Decide on a menu a few days ahead unless you want to make multiple trips to the store for food, utensils, E is for ... Exercise equivalents. What you’ll need to do to burn off those Super Bowl snacks. Just so you know. ◗ Three slices of Pizza Hut meat lover’s pizza = 1,229 W is for ... Wings. Chicken wings are synonymous with the Super Bowl — that and almost any occasion that involves sports, eating and drinking. Wings took flight as a snack almost 50 years ago at the for most of my time at home. If I didn’t have my Facebook or cellphone, I think plates, napkins, buns, beer, soda, etc. minutes of Tebowing. Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y. Here’s the classic recipe. It’s ◗ Keep it simple. Choose foods that are easy to prepare, ◗ Six bottles of Budweiser = doing “the wave” 4,280 hard to improve on perfection. I would go mentally insane, not knowing easy to serve and easy to eat. Let “make ahead” be your mantra. times. Buffalo Chicken Wing Sampler what to do with my free time. ◗ Ten Lay’s Classic potato chips with Kraft French onion Ingredients ◗ If friends are pitching in, give them an idea of what to bring or you’ll end up with 24 cases of beer and one dip = 134 minutes dancing to Madonna during the half- time show. 21/2 pounds chicken wing pieces 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce “In my opinion, social networking has pan of brownies. ◗ One deviled egg = 12 minutes of cheerleading. 1/3 cup melted butter Directions taken over most teenage lives as an ◗ Let the slow cooker be your friend. Frozen food ◗ Source: Charles Platkin, CUNY School of Public Health Deep-fry wings in hot oil (400 degrees) for 12 minutes snacks can be one of your options. at Hunter College, NYC; and at DietDetective.com. until fully cooked and crispy; drain. Combine Frank’s RedHot Sauce and butter. Dip wings in sauce to coat. addiction.” ◗ If ordering food, place your order at least a day or Serve wings with celery and blue cheese dressing if de- Luke Carroll, more ahead of time. ◗ Plan for 1 pound of food per person and at least three R is for ... Ramen noodles. A lot of people act like they’re college students during Super Bowl, so why not eat like them? sired. For variations, see Page 3D. 15, James Island Charter High School drinks. ◗ Include a couple of low-calorie snacks so dieters don’t starve. Enter the ramen noodle, with so many recipe twists it makes Rosie O’Donnell look straight. We’re making a case for a Mexican casserole made with ramen noodles because it’s fast, something different and fun. Hey, we’re not talking about particularly healthy eating here. L is for ... Look the other way. Don’t give a rip about the Super Bowl? Then watch a sport of a different kind on Sun- day night: Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. See United Tastes of America (meatloaf, cookies, ice cream) ◗ If you can’t go all out, simply serve one type of soup (A caveat: salt watchers beware.) See the recipe on on the Cooking Channel or Hot & Spicy Paradise on the or chili, one bread or biscuit and one dessert. Page 3D. Travel Channel. Better than six.
INFORMATIONAL GRAPHICS PORTFOLIO Open Division Move a TALL order Port transferring 2 container cranes to Wando Terminal BY DAVID SLADE Daniel Is. firstname.lastname@example.org . Co Coop nd oR er R.. Wa Wando Imagine taking one of the tallest Welch buildings in the city of Charleston, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Terminal putting it on a floating barge and Bridge Charleston maneuvering it across Charleston Mt. Pleasant Harbor, under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge and up the Wando River toFIRST PLACE: Ash Columbus St. Ravenel Bridge Mount Pleasant. ley Terminal Then imagine making that trip R. 572’ twice, and you’d have a fair idea of the task the State Ports Authority is This week the State Ports Authority is expected to move the first of two 1,500-ton super- preparing for — to move two “super- post-Panamax cranes from the Columbus Street Terminal to Wando Welch Terminal. To make post-Panamax” container cranes that possible, engineering crews have been bracing the massive booms on the cranes, and from the Columbus Street Terminal lowering and bracing the supporting structure atop the cranes, so that they will fit under in Charleston to the Wando Welch the Ravenel Bridge. The cranes will be mounted on dollies and rolled onto barges for the trip. Terminal in Mount Pleasant. The Post and Courier Each of the towering cranes is 236 feet tall, or 32 feet taller than the Roadway at apex Top lowererd for move nearby 18-story Dockside condomin- Working iums. Each crane weighs about 1,500 height tons and they are nearly the tallest of crane: structures on the peninsula; only St. Boom 236’ Matthew’s Church reaches higher. 202.75’ clearance “This is the first time we’ve moved at mean any this tall,” said David Smith, the Boom crutch Folded Gill Guerry low water (temporary) height of crane: Please see CRANES, Page 6F 183’ Dolly Barge with 5’ freeboard MORE PHOTOS Go to postand courier.com/galleries. SOURCE: STATE PORTS AUTHORITY GILL GUERRY/STAFF
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CRITICAL WRITING Open Division ‘Creole Belle’ Burke still packs a punch with Robicheaux series CREOLE BELLE. By James Lee Burke. Simon & Schuster. 528 pages. $27.99. The toughest thing for a long-running detective novel series to do is keep its smack. The writer has to find new reali- ties and responses for the hero, while replaying all those familiar things that make him or her irresistible. The longer a THIRD PLACE: series goes, the harder it is to avoid falling into a stale same-old. Maybe nobody does it better than James Lee Burke, and “Creole Belle” is the latest proof. The story is the 19th in a 25-year- old series centering on Dave Robicheaux, the maybe-maybe-not hallucinating sheriff’s deputy with a violent, somewhat The Post and Courier sordid past and a loose cannon alter ego, private investigator Clete Purcell. In “Creole Belle,” Burke pulls out all the stops on plot: “ghosts,” neo-Nazis, heroin, mob figures and a body that floats up the bayou on ice. The story starts where the ‘Geronimo’ a portrait of last one, “The Glass Rainbow,” left off: Robicheaux is in the hospital, semi-lucid, recovering from the bullet the reader devices: the lone plantation house, hid- den chamber, remote levee/island/tavern where something bad is about to happen. Bo Petersen thought might kill him. The whole works But the bayou haunts still intrigue. complex Native American explode in a fiery climax. The Robicheaux series focuses almost exclusively on the tiny town of New Robicheaux is as flawed and edgy as ever. The supporting characters spark like flint. And the suspense builds to a classic de- Iberia in the Louisiana bayou sugar cane tective novel page-turner. GERONIMO. By Robert M. country, with side excursions to the “Creole Belle” has got smack. Utley. Yale University Press. seedier streets of New Orleans. FRANK VERONSKY By now, anyone who has followed the — Reviewer Bo Petersen, James Lee Burke, author of “Creole 274 pages. $30. series will recognize more than a few plot a reporter for The Post and Courier Belle.” Whoa, talk about somebody who lived up to the hype. Geronimo was every bit as fierce as his reputation. For nearly a decade in the lateFinding ‘A Delicate Balance’ 1800s, the Apache warrior held captive the imagination of a horrified American public, all but single-handedly creating the caricature of the blood- thirsty Indian savage laterAuthor explores conservation of Lowcountry’s natural resources immortalized in cowboy and Western film. Or, wait a minute, maybe just his press clippings did. A Delicate Balance. By Angela Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto izing — polarity between conserva- The book touches on the “seduc- Robert Utley’s exhaustiveC. Halfacre. University of South rivers south of Charleston. tionists and developers.” tive charm” of a coast whose “in- birth-to-death biography ofCarolina Press. 253 pages. $29.95. Similar and offshoot efforts The book ranges across topics viting waters, palpable grace and the iconic Native American evolved, working with each other from Hilton Head Island’s vaunted, stunning views generate tenacious details his hot-blooded raids Something magical happened in to conserve so far some 800,000 flawed Sea Pines Plantation to the loyalties.” Halfacre sprinkles her and plunders in southern Newthe Lowcountry in the past two de- acres in the Lowcountry, nearly 1 roadside stands of the Sweetgrass telling with natural imagery and Mexico, Arizona and mostly Sonora, Mexico. But it putscades, and because of it, this place acre of every 20 in the state, and Heritage Preservation Society. human stories. them in the context of theremains like few others: miles of thousands more along the rest of Halfacre takes But “A Delicate Balance” is a mistreatment of him and hisunbroken marshland and islands, the coast. a hard look at scholarly work complete with 33 people by Mexicans, Americansoaring wood stork, coolers of The movement has been one-of- the phenom- pages of footnotes and a 39-page military and Indian Affairs of-game fish and shellfish. a-kind, an eye opener waking the enon and its bibliography. ficials. The savagery went both FILE/AP ways. Promises continually This is an undated file photo of leader Geromino. Antagonistic landholders, con- populace and development com- vulnerabilities, Halfacre doesn’t revel in the mag- were made and then broken toservationists and regulators real- munities to more environmentally including short- ic; she details how the rabbit was lure Geronimo and his family man. Accounts of his apparent coming to get him?ized they had something greater sustainable projects. It’s become a comings in di- pulled out of the hat. to, and back to, reservations “second sight” fascinate. This was one more ploy by anin common than their differences: model imitated across the nation. versity and the The book provides an exhaustive after he fled what he saw as bad Utley chronicles all that in aged warrior who spent his lifeThey love where they live. It may well be looked back on as social tradition record of the singular Lowcountry deals. Geronimo was told he what an esteemed Yale his- making shrewd moves. could live his life in his des- torian describes as the most Maybe the best thing to say As development began to sprawl one of the pivotal environmental of a small, well- conservation movement, an invalu- ert mountain homeland and complete scholarly study of about Utley’s depiction ofover the vast South Carolina sea- movements of our time. heeled “elite” able primer on how the movement ended up removed as far away Geronimo ever done. Geronimo is, incongruously,scape, the disparate groups started If it succeeds. community has managed contemporary con- as Florida. Utley’s work has its flaws. the most movie thing to saybanding together to conserve its That’s what “A Delicate Balance” that is at the heart of it. flicts between development and What he wanted from Amer- Toward the end of the book, about it. The biography is anenvirons. is about. “The distinctive strength of the conservation. icans more than anything was he uses a letter that a captive academic work piecing to- just to be left alone. When he Geronimo wrote to his son as gether shreds of information The movement started with seem- Angela Halfacre, Furman Uni- culture of conservation in coastal “My hope is that the following was, he was an honorable guy. “seeming to reveal” that the in a detailed account. But itingly disconnected “tipping points” versity political science professor South Carolina has been its in- pages both inform and enlighten Now, don’t be mistaken. The leader had come to terms with reads like a paperback Westernsuch as the ACE Basin Task Force, and former College of Charleston formal network of associations, the debate,” she writes in the intro- Army officer who described the reality of his prisoner-of- because Geronimo’s life does.the landmark public-private part- professor, dissects the makings of collaborations and partnerships duction. him as “thoroughly vicious, war reservation life at Fort Sill. Hop on the saddle blanketnership formed to oppose plans to what she describes as an ethic of connected by a shared desire to “A Delicate Balance” does that. intractable and treacherous” But the tone of the letter reeks and take this journey with an wasn’t any less accurate from of duplicity, saying all the right Apache legend.build a large marina in remote tide- sustainability in the Lowcountry, preserve the region’s heritage,” she his point of view than the things for the transcriber andlands. The task force has conserved an ethic that moved most of the writes. “Such a close-knit socially Reviewer Bo Petersen people who found the Apache whomever else might read it Reviewer Bo Petersen ismore than 350,000 acres in the region’s stakeholders “beyond the homogenous network, however, is an environmental reporter good natured and loyal. while asking his son a single a reporter at The Post andwilds and wildlife rich delta of the conventional — and often polar- can unravel over time.” at The Post and Courier. Geronimo was one complex pointed question: When is he Courier.