Aiken Standard, February 4, 2011

Aiken Standard

February 04, 2011

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 4, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina et the umbrella ain is expected to move into tiie area today and continue through Saturday. 12A Super Bewl ad previ A look at of some of the ads to watch during the Super Bowl XLV broadcast on Sunday. | lOAFriday February 4,2011 Vol. 145, No. 35 \ ( ) 11 r I ^ o (; Í Í1 S ( ) III ' ( ' ( ' S i n {• ( mmmhmmí s 8 G > y Todays Weather High 4sr Low 38» Full forecast 18C 50^Three charged with embezzling from DOE By ANNA DOLIANITIS Staff writer Three Savannah River Site contract employees were charged by the U.S. attorneys office for embezzlement charges related to fraudulent per diem expenses to the Department of Energy during their employment at SRS. George Alan Dick, 52, of Loveland, Ohio, and Gaiy Don Envin, 53, of Clifton, Texas, were charged with submitting approximately $54,800 in fraudulent per diem expenses to DOE. Debra Ann Schmidt, 54, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was charged in a one-count indictment with embezzling more than $1,000 of government fiinds by unlawfiilly applying for and claiming per diem benefits paid by DOE. In the two-count indictment, Dick and Erwin were charged with conspiracy to embezzle more than $1,000 belonging to the United States and embezzling n^ore than $1,000 of gov-erhment fiinds by unlawfiilly applying for and claiming per diem benefits paid by DOE. The maximum penalty Dick and Erwin could receive for these offenses is 15 years in prison. The maximum penalty Schmidt could receive is 10 years in prison. Dick and Erwin were employed on-site under the subcontractor Astrid Contract Technical Services, according to DOE spokesman Jim Giusti. It is unclear whom Schmidt was employed under. Both cases were investigated by agents of DOE's Office of Inspector General - Office of Investigations. Mugshots were unavailable at press-time.Offering a hand upHomeless shelter helps men get on their feet By ANNA DOLIANITIS Staff writer In a 5,000-square-foot building on Augusta Road ill VJHJ V V lllv, «vw . . ¡.^^yj Lane and his team help men out of homelessness and into society as productive and self-sufficient individuals. The Mt. Salem Outreach Mission'began five years ago as a place to distribute 200 bagged lunches every Friday and has since turned into a 12-bed men's homeless shelter that had more than 1,700 beds were slept in 2010. "The main focus here is for them to focus on what they need to focus on and, through the word of God, become the godly, productive men society needs them to . . be," said Lane. Lane and Associate Director Fletcher Singleton, both ordained ministers with experience ministering to the homeless, began the mission to help local men work toward changes to their spiritual, physical and financial Please see SHELTER, page 11A Staff photo by Anna Dolianitis The 12-bed men's overnight shelter on Augusta Road in Glovervillle had more than 1,700 overnight visitors in 2010 and aided the homeless, hurting and hungry with the help of volunteers and support from the local community. County Council voting districts to be redrawn By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer Some area voters are sure to be represented by a different member of Aiken County Council by June 2012. Changes in the county's population, as evidenced by preliminary results of the 2010 U.S. Census, call for the shifting of Council's eight single-member districts. The map must be redrawn and affected voters notified by the June 2012 primaries. Redistricting ensures that each member of Council represents approximately the same number of people, enforcing the "one man, one vote" concept. "It will be give and take," County Administrator Clay Killian said of redistricting. "In redrawing the map, we will look at where did the population grow. Where did the population shrink?" Aiken County's population has grown 10 percent Killian since the last census, according to Bobby Bowers, executive director Of the Office of Research and Statistics with the State Budget and Control Board. Once the district map is reconfigured, each district will hold about 19,800 people, up from about 17,000 from the previous census. It appears that District 2, represented by Scott Singer, and District 7, represented by Gary Bunker, will have to be reduced as the population of registered voters in those areas has increased, according to preliminary numbers. On the flipside, it appears District 1, represented by Kathy Ravvls, and District 8, represented by Willar High-tower, will have to increase as the number of registered See DISTRICTS, page 11A 8 p.m. — Wednesday's USCA vs. ASU basketball games Channel 95 Lillian Gresham Bates, Gloverville Willie Mae Rouse Bell, Aiken Edrie Bell Davis, Washington, D.C Trudy Howell Pate, Rockingham, N.C Marie Caroline Long Westendorff, Aiken Deaths and Funerals 16APreview party kicks off weekend of antiques By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON Staff writer Two hundred fifty-one people made their way to the Aiken Center for the Arts Thursday evening to get a sneak peek at the merchandise on sale during the Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show & Sale, which will be held today through Sunday. Ticket holders strolled through the arts center. In less than two days, the entire inventory of the ACA store was removed and replaced with 23 vendors' stands presenting a plethora of antiques. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d'oeuvres as they visited ditferent vendors from all over the United States. Antiques including fine English, ' American and French silver, American brilliant cut glass, estate jewelry, rare books, botanical prints, oil paint ings, clocks, militaria and English and French porcelain filled the building and offered Aiken a taste of the past. Originally started as a frmdraiser for the ACA more than a decade ago, the antiques show has grown into so much more than the original volunteers ever anticipated. "It is beautiftil and just as lovely now as it was when we started," said Barbara Sue Brodie. "The quality has been maintained throughout the years, and I think it's just as popul^ within the community as when we first started it. It's all very gratifying." ACA Board of Directors President Barry Doss said he is pleased with the outcome of the antiques show each year and said it only continues to grow. Please see ANTIQUES, page 11A Staff photo by Ashleey Williamson Anne Perry, Beth Townsend and Judith Burgess take a moment to chat during the preview party of the Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show & Sale on Thursday at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Calendar 3C Calendar 3C Classifieds ID Crosswbfd 5C Comics 4C Dear Abby 5C Horoscopes 5C Markets 14A Movie Listings 3C Nation/World . 14A Obituaries 6A Opinions 13A Sports IB TV Listings 2C Buy 3 Tires. 6et 1 FREE! »f " or 50% OFF 2"« Tire Discount Coupons On Oli Change & Brakes See Our Ad On Page 3B! JUKEN* 1045 nne Log Rd. 803-642-0855 «mini / 1211lra«ISi./3a8IMilttttinRi WM' 3aved with Ire & service savings. freefone COMPLETE AUTO CARE" ;