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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 18, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 Tuesday  January 18,2011.  fjulmaJWi IMg.»■■ilaii»  Toasqfs vvoaiiier  Vol. 145, No. 18  Your Local Source Since 1 SSSSSSS  www.aiken8tandard.com  SSS  TAKE DOWN THAT FLAG'  MLK Day ralliers call for Confederate flag to be removed from Statehouse grounds  By SEANNA ADCOX  Associated Press  COLUMBIA — Speakers at an annual rally honoring Martin Luther IGng Jr. said Monday the Confederate battle flag flying above their heads on Statehouse grounds is a symbol of the injustice that still exists 43 years after the civil rights leader was slain.  They renewed a call to legislators to move the flag, and to concentrate on ideas that will put people to work, keep them heathy and provide children of all backgrounds a good education.  "Take down that flag," North Carolina NAACP president, the Rev. William Barber, shouted repeatedly to rounds of applause.  The flag's presence, he said, disrespects people not only in South Carolina but across the nation.  But the South Carolina comopider of Som of Con-  "They have tfie right to view it any way they wish. ... But I'm telling you it is. It is our heritage, and we will honor it," said Mark Simpson of Spartanburg; whose great-great grandfather was a Confederate soldier.  More than 1,000 people gathered for the 11th annual rally between the Statehouse steps and the Confederate Soldier Monument. The flag has flown on a 20-foot pole beside the monument since 2000.  For four decades prior, it flew atop the Statehouse, underneath the United States and state flags. After the National Association for the  aSlajbDaiib  QSts^ artists on vacatfon  > Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott, the artists behind the comic "Zits," are taking a two^week vacation. "Zits" will return to its regularty scheduled programming Jan. 31.  FranctsS. Bryant  NewnaaGa. UiiniNid)oleCumb««r  Aiken  Martha Paiifctr, Aiken diarUt Williar, Augusta JaiiiMjMcUiM*Mc'CofMV  W^erler  HiltnPOMyWilsoii,  V\^rrenviile  Depths and ftjnerais 1  rhisftihi     Calendar    5C      Classifieds    5B      Crossword    4C      Comics    SC      PearAbby    4C      Horoscopes    m      Movie Listings    5C      Natlon/VIMd m          m      Puideji    ■m-          li      TViiltirHii: ^         AP photo  Charlotte Holt from Ptoace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church sings "Vie Shall Overcome during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr^ Memorial parade on Monday in Knoxville, Tenn. Fòr more on Martin Luther King Day celebrations around the country, see page 5A.  Advancement of Colored People called for a boycott of the state to protest, lawmakers negotiated a compromise that removed it fix)m atop the dome and from inside the House and Senate chambers.  A smaller, square version was raised on the front lawn, near a busy intersection. The NAACP has never approved of the flag's new position.  "This is more in-your-face. That's just heartbreaking,"  sai4 Markita Primm, 37, who, along with her 14-and 11-year-old children, boarded one of two buses that traveled overnight from Detroit to attend. Primm, who's on dialysis and in a wheelchair because of a leg amputation, said she wanted to protest the flag in person.  "This flag flying is not right," she said.  Primm came with 120 people on a trip organized by Detroit talk radio personality Mildred Gaddis, who pledged lo keep uuiniiig eveiy year with more people until the flag is down.  Georgia's NAACP president, Edward Dubose, said the NAACP is renewing its commitment to "not spend one dime in South Carolina until that Confederate flag comes down." He said he and his wife led by example on the drive, by stopping in Augusta, Ga.j to order ibod, then waiting until they jiJTived in Columbia to eat it.  "It was cold, but it was worth it," he said.  People carried signs that read, "NAACP says don't stop, don't shop, until the flag drops," on one side, and "It's not about heritage" on the other.  Simpson, of the Sons of Corifederate Veterans, said his group is not happy that white supremacists have used the flag. He said the flag's Statehouse home since 2000 is a place that honors ancestors who fought and died, and the group will continue to defend its display.  See MLK, page 4A  Staff photo by Anna Dolianitis  Former Sen. Rkk Santorum was the guest speaker at the Aiken Republican Club's Mckoff luncheon at Newberry Hall on Monday.  Santorum talks to County GOP  Presidential hopeful fields questions, urges 'fiscal sanity'  By ANNA DOLIANITIS  Staff Writer  Likely presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum visited ttie Aiken Republican Club on Monday to share his stance on issues, among them health care reform, education and immigration.  Santorum, who was elected to the House of Representatives in 1990 and served in the Senate from 1995 to 2007, said his need to travel the country to speak to voters stemmed from a distaste for decisions made by the current and past administrations.  "I'm here because of what's been h^)pening in this country; yes, in particular  ova- tiie last coi^>le of years, iTut inexorably over the last &w dozen years,'* Santonim said.  Santorum said that January 2011 is the first month that the baby boomers will begin to retire, and America is unprepared.  "We're stuck. We have to deal with social security, and we have to repeal Obamacare and we can't do that," he said.  Ailer saying that all Americans can receive medical care, Santorum said that the problem with health insurance access is because the. system is dysiimctional and the current health care reform bill will result in rationing health care.  See SANTORUM, page 4A  New MLK street signsleave addresses intact  ByAMYBANTON  Staff writer  When the road signs on the comer of Laurens Street and Hampton Avenue changed earlier this month, some residents wondered if the addresses of their homes or businesses may ch^ge, too.  t^e accesses of busi-nesftes and home^ jocat-een S.C. J9 from he c^ limits oti'the , No^ide and ending at South Boundary whe^e City Counoil designated the road to memorialize Dr. Martitt Luther King  Jr. will not be altered. The name of Laurens,Street has not changed.  "The signage was never intended to replace the addresses ^d won't," City Manager Koger LeDuc said. "Ilie addresses will remain Laurens §treet, and this is just an overlay des- ^ ignation."  Signs were placed on the comer of Laurens Street and Hampton Avenue Jan. 4 which read "MLK Jr, Memorial Hwy" with '^Lau-ren^ St." listed undemvath to show a designation that City Council approved nearly 17 years' ago.  According to Aiken Public. Safe^ Director P|te  Frommer, the signs on the corner of Laurens Street and Hampton Avenue arè the only ones that will bé replaced.  Two other, larger green signs that were installed earlier are located near the north end of S.C. 19 and another was placed . at the bottom of Laurens Street near South Boundary Avenue, all which read "Martin J^uther King Jr. Memorial Hwy."  Aiken City Council approved the memorial for Dr. Któg in 1994. In 2008, signage for the designation was approved.  Contact Amy Banton at abafrtoii$0mstandard.com-  ^ Aiken Standard file photo by Amy Banton  SIgns wtra racently rtplMfd on tlw corner of Laurtns Strati and Hampton Avanut as a dailgnatton of a mtmortai for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tha namt of Ijiurans Street Ims not changeÀ   

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