Local & State briefs
Moore unseats Gandolfo in Goose Cr.
Franklin Moore bested incumbent Sal Gandolfo in Tuesday’s Goose Creek City Council runoff election.
Moore, who is chairman of the city’s planning commission, received 448 votes to Gandolfo’s 377.
Gandolfo, 73, has served on the council since 1996.
Moore will serve a term on the at-large council that expires in May 2016.
Robber bites man on hand, takes cash
A 27-year-old man was bitten on the hand and robbed of his cash while making a beer run in Charleston early Tuesday.
Kael Klassen told police he was biking to get beer shortly before 1 a.m. when a man emerged from the darkness and pushed him off his bicycle at Dingle and Congress streets. The stranger then bit his hand and snatched $40 from his grasp, according to a police report.
Klassen told police his glasses fell off during the attack and he did not get a good look at the robber. Officers stopped two men in the area who fit the description Klassen was able to provide, but he was unable to identify either man as the robber, police said.
Klassen declined medical treatment as the bite did not pierce his skin, police said.
Panel discussion on safer schools planned
The League of Women Voters of the Charleston area will host a panel discussion on Keeping Our Schools Safe from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the YWCA, 106 Coming St.
Panel members include Charlie Davis, director of pupil services and athletics in Berkeley County schools; Kerry Daugherty, principal of Timberland High School; and deputy John Droney, a school resource officer in Charleston County.
Rabbi panel to discuss ethics of procreation
The last Three Rabbi Panel featuring Ari Sytner, rabbi at Brith Sholom Beth Israel, convenes at 7 tonight in the Stern Center Ballroom on the campus of the College of Charleston.
Sytner, Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum of Synagogue Emanu-El and Rabbi Stephanie Alexander of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim will discuss the Jewish obligations and ethics of procreation, contraception and abortion. What does the commandment “Be fruitful and multiply” mean for the 21st century?
House panel advances HPV vaccine awareness
Columbia — A House panel has advanced a plan to encourage S.C. parents to get their middle school children vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cancer.
Tuesday, the House’s full Medical, Military and Municipal Affairs Committee approved a bill requiring the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide educational brochures about the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to parents of male and female students entering the seventh grade.
In the brochures, parents would be encouraged, but not required, to take their students to a physician for a series of vaccines that can prevent the virus. The vaccine is covered by some private insurance plans, the state’s insurance plan as well as through a federal program that covers children insured through Medicaid.
Staff and wire reports