Editorial ideas we're batting around this week. Have your own, or have thoughts on these? Let us know by commenting below:
Lieutenant govenor and aging: Glen McConnell is in town today on his statewide tour promoting the work of the Office of Aging, which he leads. It's not a role that he particularly wanted, as far as I'm aware, but now that he's been given it, he's thrown himself into it full bore.
Horry County and lasers: County leaders said at their joint meeting with Myrtle Beach and state leaders a couple of weeks ago that they had put off any ordinance banning the laser pointers that are putting aircraft at risk, waiting instead for the state to do something. State leaders said that waiting on a state solution could mean a year or more and urged the county to make its own rule in the meantime. Good idea.
Surfside Beach tape recording: The town is talking about an ordinance that would ban the recording of employment-related conversations. What's that about?
CCU football: The Chants are farther in the playoffs than ever before. Good for them, and good for new coach Joe Moglia.
Powerball: Lottery's up to $500 million. Holy cow. What if the state happened to win? What would $500 million get us?
Norquist: Lindsey Graham is backing off his anti-tax pledge, and as far as I can tell, Tom Rice never made it. Good for them. Is Grover Norquist's hold on Congress cracking?
Court dockets: An S.C. Supreme Court order last week changed the way cases are scheduled in South Carolina, taking control of some criminal cases away from solicitors and giving it to judges. It's a change that many have long called for, and that solicitors have long tried to head off.
Other topics brewing out there: Continued calls for grading teachers, more talk about the possibility of bringing Chapin Memorial into the Horry County library system, World AIDS Day, poker/gambling ruling.
What else is on your list? What are you talking about this week?