Aiken Standard, February 8, 2011

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February 08, 2011

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 8, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina Ss"; ■i; / »! V J è? V .'y it J Tuesday February 8,20 i I Tod^Wealiier High 53» Full forecast 16C Vol, 145, No. 39\ ( > u r I. o c a 1 S < > ii r c o Sine ( ^ 1www.aikenstandard.com Think pink! staff photo by Amy Banton The Pink Ribbonettes Vice President Dianne Hadley gives Pacer's mascot Ace a hug during the halftime show tliat honored breast cancer survivors Monday evening.Pink Zone highlights courage in battle against breast cancerBy AMY BANTON Staff writer Rosy hues took over the use Aiken Convocation Center Monday evening during the Lady Pacers' fourth annual Pink Zone game. Pink pom-poms held by USCA cheerleaders and dancers rustled in the air and many fans wore pink shirts and ribbons. Team members of the Lady Pacers, who were playing against Flagler, had pink incorporated in their uniforms, whether it was their shoes, ribbons or hair pieces. This was part of the Pink Zone initiative, which was started by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association to raise breast cancer awareness. Pink Zone T-shirts, hats and visors, along with $2 door prize tickets, were sold at the game. Those proceeds will be donated to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation, which provides services to those affected by cancer. "We try to promote awareness whenever we can," said Staff photo by Amy Banton Ace kneels down to breast cancer survivors during halftime of the USC Aiken women's basketball game Monday evening. Carol Mondschein, the community outreach coordinator for the foundation. Members of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha were also helping with sales, along with spreading awareness and education during the game. The halftime show was dedicated to breast cancer survivors. Chairs were set out in the middle of the court for every survivor whose name was called out, each receiving a pink carnation. More than 30 women walked onto the court to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" blaring through the Convocation Center's speakers along with the crowd cheering them on. Cheers turned into silence as the crowd was asked to take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives to breast cancer. A banner reading "In memory of with names of those who succumbed to the disease was held up during the presentation. The USCA band then played "Wind Beneath My Wings" for the ladies, "It's very touching," said Mondschein after the half-time show. "I think it helps the breast cancer survivors; it makes them feel appreciated. Please see PINK, page 14A /aoQS) (ansili©Alton Taylor, ClearwaterCarolyn Seigler Williams, MarylandDr. Edward Clark Gillespie, AikenHydrick Octavias Burno, Ridge SpringMarilyn Bergen Doremus, AikenRoy E. Arthur, Aiken Deaths and Funerals 16A Calendar 5C Classifieds 5B Crossword 4C Comics 3C Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes 4C Markets 4B Movie Listings 5C Nation/Wprld 12A Obituaries 6A Opinions 13A Puzzles 4C Sports IB TV Listings 2C Adams Baggott McDowell Pippen Wetherington North Augusta primary is todayBy PHYLLIS BRITT North Augusta bureau North Augusta residents will go to the polls today to elect three members of City Council to serve for the next four years. The candidates are incumbents Jimmy Adams, Carolyn Baggott and Ken McDowell, plus relative newcomers to the political arena Joe Pippen and Lee Wetherington, The Republican Primary will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p,m, at Riverview Parte Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta, If a runoff is necessary, it will take place Feb, 22 in the same location. According to Stuart Beden-baugh, executive director of Aiken County Registratioh and Elections, a runoff will be required if two candidates do not receive 16.7 percent of the votes cast. The number required for an outright win is the total number of votes cast divided by the slots'available -3-divided by 2. So if 1,000 votes were cast, the magic number for a win would be 167 votes. Unless candidates for City Council come forward in oAer parties, the three chosen as the Republican candidates will become the next members of City Council. 50^ Police charge suspects with other break-insBy KAREN DAILY Staff writer Additional charges have been filed against two of three men tracked for two-and-a-half hours late last month after a break-in at a Sudlow Lake Road subdivision. John T. Jackson, 17, of Williston Road in Beech Island, has been linked to a break-in at a Woodland Drive home in North Augusta on Nov. 17 and burglary at a Chime Bell Church Ro^ home in Aiken on Jan. 7. In November, Jackson allegedly kicked in the back door at the North Augusta residence and stole a number of guns. The value of the firearms is totaled to estimate $3,120. On Jan, 7, the suspect reportedly stole guns valued at $7,200 from a locked residence, said Capt. Troy Elwell, Jackson Perry a sheriff's office spokesperson. Anthony Tashawn Perry, 26, of Celeste Circle in North Augusta, has also been linked to another break-in. In Dec. 14, the suspect reportedly broke into a Thompson Avenue home in Beech Island, breaking a glass door and then stealing a television that was later recovered. The suspect also reportedly got away with a computer that was at the home. The items are estimated to value in excess of $4,000. Say cheese! Aiken Packers fans revelBy ROB NOVIT Senior writer Aiken Rotary Club members were enjoying a leisurely lunch Monday when they were startled by a yell from member Betty Ryberg. As they looked up, Ryberg raced across the room to give recently-retired city manager Roger LeDuc an enthusiastic hug. Call it one Cheesehead to another. In LeDuc's case, that was literal. With a broad smile, he was wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt and a Cheesehead in celebration of the Packers' Super Bowl win over Pittsburgh Sunday night. "It was a fun night with family," said LeDuc, a Green Bay fan for half a century. "We all got hoarse screaming our heads off and were nervous to the very end." Ryberg and her husband, S.C. Sen. Greg Ryberg, are longtime Packers fans as well. As a reporter approached Betty and LeDuc at the meeting with a camera, she handed him her smartphone and jurriped into LeDuc's arms for a photograph. She then gleefully e-mailed the picture to her husband. "I was so pleased that Roger was showing his true colors for everybody to see," Greg said by telephone later. The Rybergs watched the game with friends, dl of them Green Bay loyalists, as well. "We had a tiny little cupcake to dedicate to the Steelers," Betty said. "We had mostly green and gold food, which doesn't sound very appetizing, but it was. We screamed the whole game because screaming at the TV helps your team," LeDuc grew up in Illinois and was a Bears fan as a child. But his mother worked staff photo by Rob Novit Dressing up with a classic Cheesehead at an Aiken Rotary Club meeting, retired city manager Roger LeDuc celebrates Green Bay's Super Bowl win with another Packers fan, Betty Ryberg. with a woman whose son was a Packers player. When he brought 10-year-old Roger an autographed team football, the boy immediately switched allegiances. "I lived in the area until I was in my early 30s," LeDuc said. "We had all the great teams of the '60s and went through some lean times, but I was always a Packers fan, good or bad." A highlight for LeDuc came in early January when ;, Greg invited him to attend Green Bay's game at Chicago in early January, which the Packers had to win to remain in the hunt for a playoff berth. They pulled off a 10-3 victory and "things got on a roll," LeDuc said, as the Packers won three straight playoff road games to get to the Super Bowl in Dallas. Greg, a Wisconsin native. Please see CHEESE, page 14AWe Accept Southlawn Cemetery & Mausoleum Aiken s Pi'emier Cemetery Voted Aiken s Best Cemetery For Two Consecutive Years! Two Spaces for the price of Ona (Valid OD prearrangeiuentH only. BmtrictiouH apply. Offer may expire without notice) Provide you mdyoul'loved ones Peace of Mind tluvugh Prearrmgement Save Today! r803^ 641-6800 _4584 Whiskey Boad, Aiken, SC 39803 ;

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