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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 6, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 Bond set in  staff photo by Ashleey Williamson  Kenny Jackson, who was charged Saturday with three counts of felony DUI - two with death and one with great bodily injury, arrives for his bond hearing.  By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON  Staff writer  Bond was set Saturday for a Beech Island man charged with three counts of felony DUI in connection with a Jan. 8 crash that left two women dead and another injured.  Judge Carolyn Neal set bond for Kenny Jackson, 29, of 128 Bell Drive in Beech Island, at $150,000.  Jackson, who was released from the hospital on Jan. 29 and turned himself into police Friday, w^ taken into the court room in a wheelchair due to injuries he  sustained during last month's crash. Wearing a neck brace, he listened intently as Neal read him his charges, which include two counts of felony DUI with death and one count of felony DUI with great bodily injury.  During the hearing, the son of one of the victims, 54-year-old Sheila Roberts, asked the judge to deny bond for Jackson.  "I think allowing this man any freedom until his court date Would be doing him a favor, and this man doesn't deserve any favors," he said. "What this man did was murder my mom and my aunt because he made the decision to drink and drive, and  he should not have the lumy of being free. This man took two lives too early, and I hope he regrets what he has done."  Neal reminded those present at the hearing that she was not there to detemiine his guilt or innocence, only to decide on his bond. She told Jackson that he had the right to a preliminaiy hearing.  Jackson was driving a 1995 Toyota Avalon on Jan. 8 on the 1800 block of S.C. Highway 278 when he reportedly crossed the center line, striking a 2006 Toyota Corolla.  Please see BOND, page 5A  Sunday  February 6,2011  Vol. 145, No. 37  Toda/s Weather  f  'Hvi  High  58°  Low  31®  Full forecast 114C  Local S(>u rc(^ S ¡ 11 cc  www.aikenstandard.com  =  $1.00  SHELTER SEEKS HOUSING FOR ANIMALS AFTER FIRE  Furry friends in need  staff photo by Rob-Novit  This young dog, rescued from the Aiken SPCA shelter Friday following a laundry room fire, was expected to be temporarily adopted by an Alk^n County family Saturday.  By ROB NOVIT  Senior writer  The day after a laundiy room fire forced the Aiken SPCA ' staff to evacuate about 100 animals Friday night, nearly all the dogs and cats were moved to fostCT faipilies, SPCA Director Gary Willoughby said.  None of the animals were injured, although they were monitored for possible smoke inhalation, said veterinarian Dr. HoUy Woltz on Friday.  "We're looking to get people to adopt these animals now," Willoughby said Saturday aftemoon. "We've reduced our adoption fees to $25. Usually it's $75 for do^ and cats and $95 for puppies, but we want to find homes for tiiem."  Molly's Militia, the rescue organization in North Augusta, was finding foster homes, as well, and will handle adoptions for those dogs.  The fire was contained quickly after it started about 7:30 p.m. However, there was extensive smoke from the fire, as well as water in the building caused, in part, by the rupture of a water line in the roof.  Please see SHELTER, page 5A  ParuK Ameiica out of step wHh Reagan's values  ► Sarah Palin said Friday that America is dangerously out of step with the values of former President Ronald Reagan. | 7A  Lavema Coleman Slater,  Aiken  Frank H. Hancock Jr.,  Aiken  Deaths and Funerals 16A     Announcements    5-6C      Calendar    3C      Classifieds    ID      Crossword    2C      Corp ICS    INSIDE      Dear Abby    4C      Horoscopes    4C      Movie Listings    3C      Opinions    14-15A      Sports    IB      TV listings    INSIDE     staff photo by Rob Novit  Charlene MeCollum of Windsor holds one of three puppies rescued from the Aiken SPCA shelterfire Friday that she will take home and provide foster care for. She also took five other puppies Saturday to another family in Augusta.  Want to help?  * ContributkNis: People Interested in helping the SPCA financially may send donations to Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road. Aiken, SC 29801.  • Adoptions: The SPCA needs to adopt the animals rescued from Friday's night fire at the facility. The adoption fee has been reduced to $25. Visit  www.alkenspca . org to see the dogs and cats available. For those interested In adoption, send an e-mail to  adoption@aikenspca.org , and  someone from the agency will respond. • Addltiohal donation options: Blankets and food are also needed and may be dropped of f at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road or at the SPCA thrift shop, 220 Park Ave. Odell Weeks is open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The thrift shop will be open Monday through Saturday.  staff photo by Ashleey Williamson  Tiana Brice, manager of Papa John's, prepares a pizza Saturday during slow business hours. Today, the store is expecting at least $5,000 in sales, more than double the sales of a regular Sunday.  Vpnrlnrc nrpniirp  T VAJV+VyX UP V^MX. V  for heavy traffic for Super Bowl  By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON  Staff writer  Pizza and chicken wing establishments are gearing up and preparing for big sale numbers today as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.  At Papa John's on University Parkway on Saturday, manager Tiana Brice stood near the oven preparing a pizza and enjoyed the slow business hours about 2 p.m. She knew that about the same time today, there wouldn't even be a minute to think.  "We'll double our sales," said Brice, adding that a regular Sunday brings in about $2,300 in sales. "During Super Bowls, most stores double the sales. We're expecting at least $5,000.  "Everybody that's on staff will be in the store; they'll begin coming in at about 2 p.m.," she added. "Even though the game isn't on until the evening, you have pregame parties, pregame get-togethers -everybody gets together, and they want pizza then. And then, when the game actually starts, it's really calm. During halftime, that's when it gets crazy."  At Wing Place on East Pine Log Road, owner Dick Dickerson said, as of Saturday, the store already had orders for about 5,000 wings.  He said he usually doesn't open the store on Sundays, but Super Bowl Sunday is one of two days a year that sales skyrocket for the company.  See GEARING UP, page 5A  Reagan legacy weighed amid 100th birthday events  By MICHAEL R. BLOOD  Associated Press  SIMl VALLEY, Calif — Ronald Reagan's name is enshrined on an airport, an aircraft carrier, belt buckles and highways. His likeness - with that sunny smile - appears on drink coasters, statues, talking dolls and a Rose Bowl Parade float.  Conservatives make the pilgrimage to his presidential library in Simi Valley, a showcase of all things Reagan. Presidential candidates  debate there, hoping to be dubbed heir to the Reagan legacy. Even President Barack Obama invokes his name.  Today, the 100th anniversary of his birth and a generation after he left the White House, the nation's 40th president is held in higher esteem now than when he was in office. Still, the popular image of "The Gipper" - resolute, square-shouldered, unfailingly optimistic - overlooks a more complicated presidency - and person.  Do Americans, less than a  decade after his death, have a clear idea of who he was?  "No," said historian Kevin Starr.  How did a former radio announcer, middling actor and union leader in Hollywood become a titanic figure in American history?  Even with his reputation as the Great Conmiunicator, "there remains something opaque, something... even mysterious in Ronald Reagan," Starr said.  Please see REAGAN, page 16A  r  AP file photo  Ronald Reagan gives a thumbs up to the crowd while his wife, Nancy Reagan, waves from a limousine during the inaugural parade following Reagan's swearing in as the 40th president of the United States on Jan. 20,1981.  Keeping your FAMILY COMFORTABLE  24/Ì 365 A YEAR  Bf imliglUidT^^  N«W imte« im LoamaNi i» Atttta  Hom^ btting s«(rv»d in your le>c«l subdivittiox^ CvcUur Ct99k* $«9« Ci«ek. 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