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Magazine finds Southern niche

CHARLESTON, S.C.- Rebecca Darwin, a Southerner who made her career as a New York magazine publisher, had settled into life as the preacher's wife, content that her once-bustling professional life was over.
Exploring moral compass is common theme in cinema

We all live by some code of honor - a line, whether institutional or personal, across which we dare not step. For some, it might be as simple as abiding by the Ten Commandments or Seven Sacred Truths; for others, a more complex system involving career choices or family history or just a personal understanding of what is right or what is wrong.
Steven Uhles
Additional area news

Cause of death undetermined Richmond County Coroner Leroy Sims has changed the official manner of death of an Augusta man to "undetermined" after the 40-year-old's family decided not to request a coroner's inquest. The March 18 death of Douglas Pender was first listed as suicide, but that ruling was rescinded in May after concerns were raised by the family. Authorities obtained court permission to exhume Mr. Pender's body so that an autopsy could be performed.
New Citadel chief takes charge

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel's new commandant, Emory Mace, was up before dawn Monday to begin his duties overseeing the military activities of the college's corps of cadets. Mr. Mace conducted a surprise inspection of Company F, his old cadet company, and then inspected the corps at the 6:30 a.m. formation, school spokesman Terry Leedom said. Mr. Mace, whose daughter Nancy is one of two remaining female cadets, comes to The Citadel as state and federal authorities investigate allegations that two other women were hazed and harassed.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Flag fuss could keep 'Beach Music' out of S.C.

Novelist Pat Conroy says his most recent best seller, Beach Music, may not be filmed in South Carolina if the Confederate flag isn't removed from atop the Capitol in Columbia.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Writer had 'Nothin' Left to Lose' book into movie hands," Mr. Smith said. Mr. Conroy's novels, Prince of Tides, The Water Is Wide, The Lords of Discipline and The Great Santini, have been made into hit movies. Mr. Smith will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336...
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Novelist Pat Conroy returning to Augusta

World-famous writer Pat Conroy will be back in Augusta on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to autograph copies of his new book South of Broad, but it actually was about two blocks north of Broad Street in Augusta where I first crossed his path more than 36 years ago.