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Frank Wooten, a Charleston native, is a graduate of St. Andrews High School, Trident Technical College (chemical engineering technology) and Clemson University (history major, German minor). His newspaper experience includes stints at The Post and Courier (1979-81, 82-84, 90-present), the now-defunct Baltimore News-American (1984-1985) and the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald (1986-90). He has worked at newspapers as a photographer, sportswriter, sports copy editor, sports layout man, sports editor and TV/Radio columnist. He became associate editor of The Post and Courier in 1998 and assistant editor in 2009. He writes editorials, as well as columns that appear on page A2 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Weather the deluge on higher ground

It finally stopped raining Monday morning.


Natural selection: Keep faith in science

In 1925, a Tennessee high school teacher was convicted of what was then the crime of teaching evolution.


Flunking civics = failing government

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Just win, baby: Stop piling on football

"Football isn't life and death - it's more important than that."


Not just any old Port City in a storm

Twenty-five years ago today, my mom rejected my advice.


If you can't beat 'em, children are better off

"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."


Another 9/11 reminder hits home

Lead headline in The Post and Courier 13 years ago today:


Today's lesson: Schools aren't cheap

"Our children are our future."

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