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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 16, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 l^bcl^yis WBNBÉhGr  Full forecast |12C  High Low  30P  Vol. 145, No. 16  \ o II r \ J o c a 1 S o u r v e S i 11 c e I 8 ( > 7 SSSSSSm  www.aiken8tandard.cofn  mSSSmSSSm  $1.00  AMisnSimidaniiimGe closed due to holiday  ► The busine^ office will be dosed on Mor^ay and will be open for customer service from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.'  toilli^DasRz©  ChiMien look to future for regkNuri competitkMi  ► Several Aiken County middle schools are going to tackle issue of nation's health care c^sis. 12A  Camellia show bkMHns on opening day Saturday  ► Camellia Society opens annual shoM/ for its first day Satunclayat'AikenMall.|3A  Computer touM make 'Jeopardy!' champs lose  , ► Watson, which IBM claims is a profound advance in artificial intelligence, edged out game-show champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutler in its first public test 111A  Texas town hoMs onto hope for teen's return  > Since late December, law enforcement officers and dozens of votunteers have been searching for the Hailey Dunn.|12A  Mty McCralght Gamctt;  Cplumbta M€hiivi«,Salley  JamttTllbiwii Wlllianis»  NprthAu^MSta. . ;  il^n Aihen  Deaths and FiMerais 10A  Aiinoiyipéments 5-7C mémr 3C  ID  Clgssjfieds^ Crosi^rd  staff photo by Ashleey Williamson  During the rugby dink at Perry Park on Saturday, various drills were practiced. Here, members of tira USC rugby team practice a scrum with members of the Aiken Lions.  Touching down pn rugby  ■ Team holds clinic to introduce those In high school to sport.  By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON  Staff writer  The Aiken Lions rugby team held a rugby clinic at Perry Park on Saturday to perk interest in the game growing in popularity and to offer skill and drill exercises to area high-school age area boys that are interested.  The clinic was held freni n5oirijntìÌ'2 p.m. and incrudfel ' ' drills focusing on tackling, passing and contact and scrums - an ordered formation used to restart play.  The players also enjoyed a friendly game of touch rugby during the.secpnd half of the camp.  "We're holding this clinic today in the hopes of getting rugby a little more in the public eye," said Nicole Wemet, manager for the Aiken Lions. "So people know what rugby is and so they know that we have a rugby team in Aiken."  Players from the USC rugby team traveled to Aiken to h^lp out in the clinic, and James Far-rar, administrator for the team, said it was only natural the players come and help out.  "Two of our players, Colin Kane and Chris Courtney, are  staff photo by Ashleey Williamson  USC rugby player Quinn WilUams-McClure tries to rush Gileb Gonnella, a junior at Silver Bluff High School who plays for the Aiken Lions rugby team, while playing a friendly game.  assistant coaching the Aiken (Lions) team at the moment and asked us to come down and assist them in a skills camp," he said. "The guys are definitely having a great time; I think both the Aiken guys and the USC guys are really enjoying themselves."  For two hours, the boys threw passes, practiced tackles and scrums, played a friendly game and took advice from coaches Jeffrey Epps, Richard Law and  John Schwenker.  Schwenker said the USC players were a tremendous help in tjie clinic and provided for a way to get more people involved and Kelp grow the sport.  "It was an opportunity for them to come out and play some rugby, have a great time and hopefiilly influence some of these kids," he said.  Plisase see RUGBY, page 16A  REMEMBERING MLK JR.  Ì J  Staff photo by Rob Novit  Rosalyn Belton and her daughter Kayla, 22 months, listen as "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is sung at the Drum Major Unity Breakfast Saturday, a remembrance for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Fraternity recognizes educator as 'drum major'  By ROB NOVIT  Senior writer  Now in his fourth ylar as president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity's Omicron Tau Lambda chapter, Scot-tie Fiyar is proud that his organization was named the state chapter of the year in 2010 - not just for the award but also for what it represents. .  ,"We want to a part of the community," Fiyar said at Lamback ^^ fraternity's annual Drum  Major Unity Award Breakfast Saturday, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "It's important to give back because someone gave back to me."  The term "drum major" refers to a King speech, given just two months before his assassination in 1968. In part. King said that if he is to be called a drum major to say that he is a drum major for justice, for peace and for righteousness.  Please see MLK, page 16A  Jackson teenager holds IHRA Champion title  By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON  Staff writer  Shelby Miles isn't your average teenager, but, on the surface, you'd never guess that.  The 13-year-old Jacksön Middle School stu^t is a jcheerleader and plays Softball.  However, when she's not in school, her extracumcular aptivities differ quite a bit from most girls her age.  Uki^ to be difitoC Miles said while ständig on ^^ strip öf C^lina Diagway an interview. "I like to be like everyone else; I like to stand out'*  It's not too haid to stand out for Miles. In October, s^ took first place  in tfie International Hot Rod Association's Junior Division 11 East Summit Finals, beating oitf 200 other qualifying racers.  "(Racing) is just something that's always been passed around in my femily; it's just kind of in the blood," she said, rioting that her family owns the Carolina Dra^ay. "My d^'s dad built the track before he p^sed away, and my (M and grandpa taught me how to race. My gran(^a died when I was 6, so he helped me at the beginning of it, and Daody helped me after that."  Miles got her first car when she was a snu^ child, and, although she wasn't able to competitively race until she 8, she hopped in, buckled up and  began racing at the tender age of 6.  "I was pretty tall for my age at 6," she laughed.  Miles' mom, Angie, said she understands the possible dangers associated ^yith racing for her daughter but swears her daujiter is safer at the track than on the street.  "I'd rather her do this than drive down the street in a regular car any day. The thought of her running (80 mph) scared me at first, but now that she does it,'to me, it's like second native," she said, adding that Shelby is covert head to toe in flame-retardwt materials and wears a ftUl helmet while racing.  Please see MILES, page 16A  jgrzw jr^fr  Submitted photo  Thirteen-y«ar-old Shtiby Miiti stands with her champion trophy af .the Darlington Dragway in October. Mites beat out 200 other Junior rac^ ers to reàlve the champion title.  2ist  ^ 8pm  ______________   

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