DI News History - January 9, 2020
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the Jan. 6, 2005, edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold featured a roundup of the top stories of 2004. Among the highlights: The arthritis drug Vioxx was recalled due to risk of heart attack and stroke; Lance Armstrong won his sixth Tour de France; Same sex couples fought legal battles over the right to wed in certain states; Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” was released amidst fears of anti-Semitism and renewed interest in the story behind the Crucifixion; Christopher Reeves, Ronald Reagan and Yasser Arafat passed away; and in Iraq, although Saddam Hussein was captured at the end of 2003, 2004 saw continued conflict between insurgent fighters and U.S. troops.
In sports, a new series on “Running Camp” began that included the perspective of a novice runner and an experienced runner as they each began training for the Cooper River Bridge Run.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the Jan. 7, 2010, edition of the paper, the cover featured a profile on Bryce Florie, a Hanahan High School Class of 1988 graduate who passed up a full ride to the University of South Carolina for a chance to be a big league baseball pitcher. He did play, but his career was shortened when he was struck in the face by a 120-mph line drive in 2000.
In business news, a roundup of the newest businesses on Daniel Island in 2010 featured Bohemia, Vespa, Two Rivers Tavern, Pilates V Studio, Delta Pharmacy, and Wasabi. All were looking forward to a prosperous year. Several of those businesses are still open today!
The centerfold featured reader predictions, as well as humorous predictions for 2010 by columnist Dalton Williams.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover of the Jan. 8, 2015, edition asked, “Where in the World is Shelby Rogers?” The article launched a yearlong feature by Steve Ferber that tracked the global travels of DI’s native daughter. Tennis pro Shelby Rogers, ranked No. 72 in the world at the time, had just departed Charleston for her first tournament of the year in Auckland, New Zealand.
An annual favorite, humorist Dalton Williams shared his top news story predictions for 2015.
There was also an article about the Pro-Am Jam fundraiser that exceeded $500,000 with its third annual Daniel Island charity event.