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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 25, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 use Aiken at ASU IB  Check out roundups, stats and details of the games.  Women naiiiiwin  Menlalliin OT  Tuesday  January 25,2011  Vol. 145, No. 25  \ ( ) [ 1 i' L o c a 1 S o u r ( ' ( ' Sin ( ' ( =====  www.aikenstandard.com  =  Ì8f)  Today^ WBHlher  High  48»  Low  3S»  Full forecast 16C  50^  Man faces more HIV exposure charges  Young  By KAREN DAILY  Staff writer  At least four more victims have cx)me forward with concerns they were exposed to HIV by a man udio was arrested last week on allegations he knew he had been diagnosed with the virus that  causes AIDS.  On Friday, Aiken Public Safety charged Jason Alexander Young, 29, of Mossback Circle in Aiken, with erne count of exposing others to HIV.  On Monday, Aiken Public Safety investigators charged Young with two additional counts. Inves  tigators sdd Young has known he was HTV positive since August 2004.  Four women, in addition to the original victim, have alleged they may have been exposed to HTV by Young. TVvo of the four victims said the crimes were committed in Aiken and Richmond counties and  were referred to the Aiken County and Richmond County sheriflPs offices.  Aiken Public Safety officials said they fear Young may have potentially exposed or iitfected still other victims to the virus without disclosing his medical condition.  The victim who contacted Aiken  Public Safety last week said she discovered Young was HTV positive only after she became pregnant by him.  She said she found prescription drugs in his name for tie treatment of HIV and confronted him.  Please see HIV, page 12A  Students copk up second benefit dinner  ► The Aiken High culinary arts students prepared a five-course meal that will benefit the program, j 3A  Top dollar  The top price for TV's hottest 30-second spot Is again at a record high.  1967 '80 '00 '00 '11  Source: Advertising Age « 2011 MCT  JewvHMae  Weathersbee Brantley,  North Augusta  Chm^Sls^Cato^  Warrenville  Christian Miguel Martinez Edievanria,  Lexington  Bonnie G.Feriand,  Aiken  Barbara Jackson,  Saliey  Douglas CRaardenf  Aiken  Deaths and Funerals 16A  Calendar  5C     Classifieds    SB      Crossword    4C      Comics    3C      OearAbby    4C      Horoscopes-    4C      Mari(et$    4B      Movie Mstings    9C      Nation/Worid    IDA      Obituaries    iA      Opinions    ItA          . 4C      Sports    tB      TV Listings •    ac     'f 'i' I >  Busbee-Corbett seventh-grader correctly spells 'silhouette,' wins  ByROeHOirit  Senior writer  In one of the most cHal-' lenging Aiken County spelling bees in memory, Tideisha Corley - a Busbee-Corbett Elementary/Middle School seventh-grader - took the top prize.  She edged Leavelle McCampbell Middle School eighth-grader Mikal Creech for the title. Third place went to Tommy Touch Carroll, an Our Lady of Peace School fifth-grader and the youngest contestant in the contest.  Tialeisha won a laptop computer from event sponsors URS Corp. and Savannah River Remediation. The companies also gave all 10 participants $100 gift certificates to Books-A-MiUion.  The Aiken Standard, a co-sponsor, provided plaques to the top two finishers, presented by Executive Editor Tim O'Briant, the host for the spelling bee.  After several rounds of play, the spelling bee came down to Tialeisha and Mikal. At that point, the rules changed. Once one of the students misspelled a word, the other had to spell two otiier words correctly to take the championship.  Mikal eventually stumbled on the French word, "roux,"  Please see BEE, page 12A  Staff photo by Rob Novit  After winning tiie Aiicen County <listrict spelling bee Monday, Busbee-Cori)ett Elementary/ Middle School seventh-grader Tialeisha Coriey gets a hug from Principal Rose Marshall.  Vipt to wiM the iUlpn Coii^  ► He^ Coverage of the Aiken CoMnty SpeUing Bee wJli air on ASTV. Ail^ntlc Broédband channel 95, today at S.p.m.  ■ Police are still seeking the driver of a wliite car from a hit-and-run crash reported in Aii^en over the weekend.  By KAREN DAILY  Staff writer  State troopers are still trying to piece together evidence from a hit-and-Tun crash reported over the weekend that sent a bicyclist to the hospital.  Despite an early report that the cyclist had been lulled, officials said he is still at MCG Health in Augusta, although the rider's name has not been released while troopers attempt to locate the victim's family.  The collision occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Banks Mill Road in the east-bound lane, said Lance. Cpl. Judd Jones.  The cyclist was wearing a helmet and was headed east in the eastbound lane when the victim was reportedly struck from behind.  The vehicle is described as small, white car.  The vehicle may have damage on the right headlight, the hood or the windshield area.  If you have any information about this collision or about the vehicle, call the South Carolina Highway Patrol at (803) 531-6840 or (800) 768-1507 or call CrimeStop-persat(888) CRIME-SC.  Contact Karen Daily at kdaily@aikenstandard. com.  Legislature debates restrictions on balloon releases  By ANNA OOLIANITiS  ' Staff writer  The release of balloons into the sky as a form of celebration or remembrance is a relatively common practice.  Oiigamzations use the send' offis as a way to raise wme-ness, families release bunches of b^loons'to mark birthdiQrs und schools use releases to celebrate graduations.  However, the innocent, symbolic gestun coul4 Imy^  serious......  enviromiwmt.  The state legtelature is currently discussing legislation that would place restrictions on th« release of ballooiis,  "The big problem is not the balloons going up in the air and being a lot of fim to look at; it's when they land that they become the problem," said Savannah River Ecology Laboratory herpetologist Whit Gibbons. '♦If they land in some aquatic areas, there will be animals flutt tiy to eat  releaMd per hour at a given  evwit.  The restriction would not iWl-  Ipónsandieseàiph]  The laigest concem would be leatheiwk turtles, Gibbons said. These turtles tend to feast on jellyfish, and a balloon that is floa^ at the sur&ce of the water could be mistaken for one.  Qibboiis said turtles ingesting the floating pieces of balloons coi;ild result, in blockage  ^il® BALWiONSi piQt t2A  ______J SftMidiwii file photo  NiuMf It Aikiii Jliglml Mfdical Ctnitii nUmmi baHoom in honor df tfNfwint mining sptciaMtf at «ho hospitalli Nadml Nwim'Wiik cai^^   

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