Aiken Standard, February 3, 2011

Aiken Standard

February 03, 2011

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 3, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina I \i t oing where Aiken High School................................IB, SB Williston-EIko High School...................IB, North Augusta High School....... ......... IB, SB Clomson University.............................. 3B, Silver Bluff High School.......................I B, SB University of South Carolina................IB, Strom Thurmond High School............... IB, SB niecruiting class rankings ..................:......... Thursday February 3> 20 i I Toda/^ Weather ^ High 4r Full forecast 16C Vol. 145, No. 34\ < ) 11 r h o c a I S o ii re e S i i ì c v. ===SmSS www.aiken8tandard.com s 867 50^Man arrested on attempted murder charges By KAREN DAILY Staff writer A Warrenville man detained Tuesday during an apparent copper theft was arrested on outstanding weapons and attempted murder warrants stemming from an alleged assault in November. William T. Sanders, 45, of Warenville is charged with discharging firearms into a dwelling, grand larceny, possession of a weapon during the commission of a vio Sanders lent crime and two counts of attempted murder. The attempted murder allegations date back to the evening of Nov. 29 when the suspect reportedly took, "by force" a vehicle from a Jackson Road home and shot at a man he claimed stole tools and money from him. During the same alleged assault, the suspect reportedly held a loaded shotgun to a woman's head and threatened to kill her. The suspect reportedly went to the Jackson home while-armed with a shotgun to confront those he alleged had stolen from him. Once there, he allegedly chased after the man he was angry with and fired between five to seven shots at him, the reports say. The victim returned fire, officials said. Capt. Troy Elwell, a sheriffs office spokesperson, said the suspect had been at large since the alleged assault last year. At the time of the incident, a tracking team searched for him and report-' edly found only a wrecked vehicle that he was accused of stealing. This week, deputies caught up with him, not knowing initially that the suspect accused of stealing copper was wanted on other charges. He is being held at the Aiken County detention center. Contact Karen Daily at [email protected] com.Hollywood hoovesMiiYIP star Vi^rcpc tn iKnnHpr into Aikpn J.TXV/▼ J.V tJI/M.1. J.AV/JL Lvwur t/V/ VJLJLW-JLAVV-WJL X^llWll By AMY BANTON Staff writer Area residents will have an opportunity to meet two horses who have been on the hi-yo silver screen. T, who most recently starred in the Disney film '^Secretmat," and R.J„ the painted stallion in "Hidalgo," will both be in Aiken participating in training demonstrations. Expert. Horsewoman and a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) dressage rider Cari Swanson and Master Horseman Rex Peterson, the trainers who work with these horses, will be offering presentations, demonstrations and training sessions throughout next week. The duo are traveling from Ame-nia, N.Y., and Swanson said they plan to stay in Aiken until Feb. 14. Peterson, one of the top horse trainers in Hollywood, has worked with horses on the sets of such films as "The Horse Whisperer," "Black Beauty," "Hidalgo," "Secretariat" and more. Peterson has worked with horses in and out of Hollywood for more than four decades. Swanson has more than 30 years experience training horses and competing /ao^aiilMiQ Willie Mae Rouse Bell Aiken Mary Lou Matthews Corley, Bath Essie Mae Davis, Pelion Maguerite Flynn Harry, McCormick Dozier Williams Jr., Aiken Deaths and funerals 16A Submitted photo Mr. T, who most recently starred in the film ''Secretariat/' will be in Aiken for training demonstrations starting next Monday. in eventing, FEI dressage and show jumping. She also participates in dressage judg ing and wrangling on films. Swanson has experience with training children and amateurs to ride with confidence, a trait that is most important to obtain when forming a connection between the horse and rider, she said. Swanson met Rex after she purchased R.J., and the two formed Swanson Peterson Productions, under the title of which they have made a series of DVDs offering training tips focusing on the "human horse connection." They are also working on developing a television show that tackles various training issues. Swanson said she has been to Aiken before, but this will be the first time she will be traveling to the city with Peterson. She said she is excited to return. "I had been there once before and fell in love," Swanson said. "It's horse heaven." Peterson is also coming to Aiken with a challenge. Deemed the master of loading horses, he is betting that he can trailer any horse within 60 minutes. Anyone with a horse that is difficult to load can step up to the challenge and, if they win the bet, they will receive free training from Peterson. See HOOVES, page 12AVerizon iPhone Dreorders beffin By SUZANNE R. STONE Staff writer Verizon staffers throughout the country are bracing themselves for the start of the iPhone 4 onslaught today. Online preorders for the long-rumored Verizbn iPhone smartphone handset opened at 3 a.m., after three years and three hardware generations locked in to m exclusive partnership with AT&T's wireless service. Pre-ordering can only be done online, not in person at the local Verizon store, and pre-ordering is only open to current Verizon account holders. The handsets will arrive in stores and will be available to purchase with new accounts on Feb. 10. "We do expect unprecedented demand. We have people coming to the Aiken store every day asking about the iPhone," said Verizon regional spokesperson Kate Jay. "We'll be ready. Nationwide we're beefing up our staff and the Feb. 10 in-store date will be an all hands on deck case, and we'll be opening at 7 a.m. the morning it hits the stores. We do expect lines, and our staff" will be prepared to provide a great customer experience." See IPHONE, page 12A [liialKla [liialKla Calendar 5C Classifieds 7B Crossword 4C Comics 3C Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes 4C Markets 4B Movie Listings 5C Opinions IIA Puzzles 4C Sports IB TV Listings 2C state champs meet the governor ■ f Submitted photo Aiken High School's 2010 class AAAA state champion volleyball team was recognized in Columbia Wednesday with resolutions in both the House and the Senate. Here, the young women gather with Gov. Nlkkl Haleyr center, and Aiken County Sen. Greg Ryberg, far left, among others. Members of the championship team Include McKenna Dyer, Natasha Dicks, Jessica Ray, Katie Lane Frel, Olivia Teelon, JennI Uw, Meredith Clemmens, Rylee Herrman, Jennie Gray, mm ;

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