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   Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - February 25, 1982, Aiken, South Carolina                                 SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT  AIKEN, S. C, 29801  AIKEN  COUNTY  a'.* no. Fubile Libr. ^35 dewberry St. SW cl* Aiken, Sc 20801 2X7  SPECIAL HORSE EDITION  Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications, Inc  Volume 5 — Number 27  Aiken, S. C. f  Thursday, February 25, 1982  25c Per Copy  ^-KJkt4 rr.fn.  HOT LINE  Q. Why are harness horses called standardbreds? - A. L., Couchton.  A. According to the World Encyclopedia of Horses, edited by Maureen Clerkin, the term grew out of an early practice of establishing a speed standard as a requirement for horses being accepted in the Trotting Register.  A note of interest from the encyclopedia: The great trotter Hambletonian sired 1,335 offspring between 1851 and 1875, and 90 percent of all standardbreds are said to be descended from this one horse.  Q. Can the present system of county government be “changed without the consent or initiatory action of the present council? - B.  T., Aiken.  A. “If I interpret the question correctly,” said Chairman Carrol Warner of Aiken County Council, “the answer is yes. The form of government can be changed through a referendum.”  (Continued on Page 16)  Hopes to Keep Independence  By KAY LAWRENCE  AIKEN - The question of whether the Aiken County Planning Office shall be brought under the county administrator, as he desires, or continue to operate under the direction of the Aiken County Planning Commission was discussed at length Monday night.  The session was a joint meeting of the nine-member planning commission and Aiken County Council. No definite decision was reached during the two-hour discussion.  County Administrator Scott Barnes has asked that the status of the planning office be changed and that it be set up as a county department, responsible to the administrator, in his plans for revamping the governmental structure.  An ordinance to legalize the change was introduced at a meeting of county council last week. After considerable controversy, it was approved on first reading by a 4-3 vote.  C. B. Anderson Jr., chairman of the Aiken County Planning Commission, protested at that time that Barnes' plan would “drastically affect the daily operation of the planning office.”  Although the discussion was amicable Monday night. Anderson stated near the conclusion that the planning staff could best carry out the work needed by the county in its present status of operating under the commission.    -  He was strongly supported by The commission was also sup-other members of the commission,  all of whom serve without pay.    (Continued    on    Page    16)  DAZZLING PAIR  Shelly Cimei is justly proud of this 3-year-old pacing filly, Justa Turner, which she grooms at Larente Stables. Shelly is from Illinois. The filly, by Albatross, is owned by Tom Turner of Ontario, Canada.  Randall Has Mastered I OO Amazing Card Tricks  By JAMIE BOSWELL  As you walk through the doors of the Old Forks Grocery and look to the left toward the counter, you'll probably find a few people gathered around Alex Randall, known to all as A. J.  To many people, A. J. is a card trick genius who always manages to amaze his audiences with his card trick wizardry.  A. J. started learning card tricks when he was 13 and since has mastered over IOO different mind boggling tricks.  “It's a hobby you just fall into," he remarked. “Some people might show you how they do a certain trick while others like to leave you hanging. Those are the ones I have to figure out for myself.  Throughout the years, A. J. has learned the simple secret to figuring out card tricks that otherwise leave most people with the impres  sion -- "How in the world did he do that!”  “When a person does a card trick. he or she usually diverts the audience's attention by talking about something, whether it has anything to do with the trick or not.” A. J. explained. "This keeps your mind off of what they're doing with the cards.  "I ve learned not to listen to the person but watch closely and concentrate on what he or she does with the cards -- how they set 'em up. how they lay 'em down, how they shuffle em, whether they deal from the top of the deck or the bottom of the deck and try to catch any slight of hand.  "After I ve figured out the trick: that's when 1 11 listen to the story behind it," he grinned. "Then 1 11 adapt it the way I want bv maybe adding a little showmanship or bv changing the story around.'  One of A. J.'s favorite card tricks is called "Old Pete." which he picked up while in the service.  "I was a special mechanic in the Air Force. One day we were waiting around for something to do when an intelligence officer brought his vehicle in to be serviced. He was the one who showed us Old Pete.  The most fascinating aspect about "Old Pete” is the fact that it s a narrative story and uses all 52 cards in the deck.  "It’s one of those tricks where th° cards are preset. The guy kept talking to us while he arranged the cards to keep our minds off what he was doing.  "I watched him pretty closely and figured out the key to the trick. Even though the deck was cut several times during the story, all 52 cards came out the way he  (Continued on Page 2)  A. J. Randall Demonstrates Card Wizardry   

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