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City Council Won’t Vote on Baseball This Week

Plus, Columbia Is Getting An Indoor Football Team
By Eva Moore
Monday, March 17, 2014 |

Columbia City Council is not planning to take a second vote on the proposed minor-league baseball stadium this week. Last week, Mayor Steve Benjamin called for more civil, respectful city dialogue, and he’s made that the theme of this week’s meeting. Ironically, it’s Benjamin who some colleagues say has made Council less civil. Mayoral attaché Michael Wukela told WIS the baseball vote could come as early as April 1.

Did you know the Midlands has an indoor football team? Well, it does now. The Capital City Revolt, the slated fifth member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, has not yet posted a roster or schedule — it won’t actually start playing until 2015 — but it has posted pics of some sweet uniforms.

Parade Magazine has named Columbia’s A’ja Wilson the Player of the Year. The high school basketball star, a Heathwood Hall senior, hasn’t yet decided where she’ll attend college.

An underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico “remains shuttered indefinitely a month after a mysterious radioactive leak stopped shipments from sites nationwide,” the Greenville News reports, and that’s thrown into doubt the fate of nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site that was supposed to be headed there.

The man who founded one of the groups tasked with rolling out school choice for kids with disabilities has a rocky financial history, according to The State’s Jamie Self. In 2009, a couple sued Jeff Davis, of Palmetto Kids First, saying he misled them “on how $950,000 they invested in 2008 to buy stock in a bank would be used” ... “According to court proceedings, some of the couple’s money went to Davis’ business and personal expenses.”

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