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Here is an early look at the stories we plan to cover Friday, August 16, 2013, subject to change as developments warrant. The South Carolina News Digest for Saturday AMs will move at 2:30 p.m.

The news editor is Tim Rogers. The AP bureau for South Carolina can be reached at 800-922-1565 or 803-799-5510.

CHARLESTON CRUISES

CHARLESTON — A federal judge wants to hear attorneys argue why a challenge to a $35 million South Carolina cruise terminal should be settled without a trial. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has scheduled arguments for next month in the ongoing dispute over a federal permit for the terminal proposed for the Charleston waterfront. By Bruce Smith.

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INDIAN CHILD WELFARE DISPUTE

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The father of a Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute has arrived at an Oklahoma courthouse, apparently without the girl. Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina obtained a court order asking Dusten Brown to bring 3-year-old Veronica to the Cherokee County Courthouse Friday morning. A South Carolina court approved their adoption of the child, but a Cherokee Nation court has granted custody to Brown and his family. By Justin Juozapavicius.

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TUBERCULOSIS OUTBREAK

GREENWOOD — Federal health officials say the death of a 79-year-old man earlier this year is linked to the outbreak of tuberculosis at a Greenwood County school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a 79-year-old man died in March at a Georgia hospital and an autopsy determined he had tuberculosis.

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CATAWBAS-CASINO

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is considering an agreement to allow a South Carolina-based Indian tribe to open a casino near the state line. Cleveland County Commission Chairman Ronnie Hawkins says officials in his county met last month with a senior economic adviser to the governor to talk about a potential casino operated by the Catawba Indian Nation.

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ALSO:

POLICE DOG DEATH, from BENNETTSVILLE — A Bennettsville police officer has been suspended without pay for two months after his police dog died in a car of heat stroke. Moved as APNewsNow.

AVX LAWSUIT, from CONWAY — Electronics manufacturer AVX Corp. is appealing a $750,000 verdict in a pollution lawsuit. Moved as APNewsNow.

CAROLINA FOREST FIRE, from CONWAY — A report suggests there could have been better communication and management of resources during a March fire that destroyed 26 condominium buildings near Myrtle Beach. Moved as APNewsNow.

HILTON HEAD AIRPORT, from HILTON HEAD ISLAND — The planned expansion of the Hilton Head Island Airport has been delayed until at least next year because there were no qualified bids for the $2 million project. Moved as APNewsNow.

GATOR BITE, from HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A Hilton Head Island woman is still in a bit of shock after she was attacked by an alligator. Moved as APNewsNow.

TOLL ROAD-VIOLATORS, from COLUMBIA — The operator of the Southern Connector toll road in Greenville County wants the state to help collect money from those did not pay for using the road. Moved as APNewsNow.

USC-MOVE IN, from COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina is preparing for an influx of about 4,900 freshmen for the fall semester. Moved as APNewsNow.

GREENBERG GREENWAY, from CHARLESTON — A green space is being dedicated on the Medical University of South Carolina campus in honor of departing president Dr. Ray Greenberg. Moved as APNewsNow.

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