Columbia is in the path of a total eclipse on Aug. 21. Here are tips for observing the event: Never look directly at the sun's rays. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times or use another indirect method if you want to face the sun. During a total eclipse when the moon completely obscures the sun, it is safe to look directly at the star -- but it's crucial that you know when to wear and not wear your glasses.
Jim Sonefeld, drummer for Hootie and the Blowfish, is among about a dozen University of South Carolina alumni and community members in recovery who are pushing the school to start a collegiate recovery program. Sonefeld is a recovering addict.