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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 1, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers tips on cleaning and maintenance to prepare boats for the summer months. 4A  Friday  April 1,2011  Vol. 145, No. 91  Todi^ Weather  Full forecast 18C  \ 011 r I.oca 1 S o u rce S i n <• <^ mSSSmSSSSS  www.aiken8tandard.com  ss  8(>  500  Man charged with attempted murder  Black  By KAREN DAILY  Staff writer  One of four men linked to an armed robbery and attempted murder Thursday moming was arrested hours later at his Crosland Park residence, officials said.  Alan "AJ" Nathaniel Black, 19, of Alfred Street in Aiken, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.  The assault occurred around 5 a.m. Thursday.  The 29-year-old victim told police he walked to the BP at York Street to get cigarettes, recognized an acquaintance and asked him for a ride.  The man told the victim he wasn't headed in that direction and told him that there were some other men across the street  in a Kia who might help him out.  The victim approached the four men while they were pumping gas at the Sunoco on York Street.  He said he asked them for a ride, and they agreed.  Once he got into the vehicle, one of the men put a gun to the side of his head and told him to  give up everything he had, the victim said.  He jumped from the car and said he took off running through the woods.  He said one of the men chased after him while firing a gun at  Please see SHOOTING, page 16A  Aiken's Triple Crown comes to close with Pacers & Polo  ■ The eighth annual Pacers and Polo game will kick off on Saturday.  By BEN 5AUGH  Staff writer  The eighth annual Pacers and Polo game sponsored by Parsons, the third leg of the Aiken Triple Crown, is scheduled for Saturday at the Powderhouse Fields.  In last year's game, the fifth chukker made the difference as Biddle Realty's strong play during the second half enabled it to tie Burger King at the end of regulatiort. Biddle Realty won 12-11 in overtime.  This year's game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, with the gates opening at 10:30 a.m.  The proceeds from the game support the USC Aiken Pacer Club, which is the booster organization of the athletic department.  The match will fea-' ture Biddle Realty's Alan Meeker (0), John Eicher (3), Will Tankard (3) and Adam Snow (7) versus Burger King's Barb Uskup (0), Julian Daniels (6), Antonio Galvan (4) and Hugh Wor-sham (1).  Halftime is a fim time for those attending the game as  toiUjaia^s©  Braves win opening day  ¥ Braves beat the Nationals in the first regular season game. 11B  Mattle C. Hammond,  Augusta, Ga.  Nathaniel Hoop€f,  Ridge Spring  Bernard Tee Johnson^  Charlotte, N.C.  Deaths and Funerals 16A  rhcMi)     Calendar    3C      Classifieds    ID      Comics    4C      Dear Abby    5C      Horoscope    5C      Markets    4B      Movie Listings    3C      Nation/World    14A      Opinions    ISA      PuKles    5C      Sports    IB      TV Listings    2C     See Polo 101 on page 5A  Aiken Standard file photo  Burger King's Gabriel Caro, left, marks Biddle Realty's Tommy Biddle Jr. in the 2010 Pacers and Polo game at the Powderhouse Polo Fields.  20-minute halftime intermission and an awards ceremony following the contest.  Lunch will be served in the VIP Hospitality Tent starting at 11:30 a.m. and is being catered by Outback Steakhouse. Tickets are $70  they get a chance to go on the field and stomp divots.  The game will feature an opening ceremony, six 7'/2-minute chukkers, a  per person and includes lunch, beverages, program and admission to the event. There is a $5 charge for parking. To purchase tent tickets, call 641-3630.  Please see POLO, page 16A  Aiken Standard file photo  Last year, area Girl Scouts sold exactly 60,000 boxes of cookies. This year, they sold 81,744 boxes.  Girl Scout cookie sales top 81,000  By SUZANNE R. STONE  Staff writer  Local Girl Scout troops have turned in the final paperwork on the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie sales, and it's time to see how the cookies crumbled.  Area troops tumed their sales sheets in to Aiken Service Unit cookie coordinator Katie Miller last weekend, who tumed them in to the Mountains to Midlands Council this week.  Girl Scouts in the cities of Aiken and Edgefield sold a grand total of 81,744 boxes of cookies over the past month: that's 18,960 boxes of Thin Mints, 16,944 boxes of Caramel DeLites, 10,836 boxes of Peanut Butter Patties, 10,920 boxes of Peanut Butter Sandwiches, 8,304 boxes  of Shortbreads, 7,260 boxes of Lenionades, 4,968 boxes of Thanks A Lots and 3,552 boxes of Shout Outs.  "Sales this year went up 36 percent, which is so much more than anyone dreamed of," Miller said. "Last year we rold exactly 60,000 boxes. We have no idea what to attribute this to, but we were thrilled."  Past cookie sales have taught the Girl Scouts that Thin Mints and Caramel DeLites always take the top two slots. The other varieties move around in the sales rankings, according to Miller, but there were no real surprises in the breakdovms of this year's sales figures.  This year's Cookies for Soldiers program was also a  Please see COOKIES, page 16A  ASTV to broadcast Charleston bridge run online  By ANNA DOLIANITIS  Staff writer  One of the region's largest and most well-known races will continue in Charleston on Saturday, with the 34th annual Cooper River Bridge Run.  More than 40,000 runners and walkers - many from the Aiken area - have registered for the 10k (6.2-mile) race across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which is 2.5 miles long and gives a view of the Charleston area.  The race starts in Mount Pleasant, takes runners across the bridge and ends in down-  town Charleston. Runners will begin their races with staggered starts based on their reported running time, with 12 waves beginning at 8 a.m. After crossing the finish Ime, runners will gather in Marion Square to celebrate the completion of the 2011 Bridge Ruii. The celebration. in Marion Square will last until noon and will mclude live music, souvenirs and awards.  The award ceremony will begm at 10 a.m. and will " recognize the overall winners and the top 50 local men and top 50 local women who finish the run. Age group  awards will also be given.  Those who dannot make it to Charleston to support runners they know can watch the race and catch a glimpse of family members and fiiends crossing the finish line through ASTV's live webcast on the Aiken Standard website.  The ASTV crew will be streaming the Bridge Run live at  www.aikenstandard . com beginning just before 8 a.m. and continuing until after the award ceremony and festivities in Marion Square end.  Please see RUN, page16A  Photo courtesy of brldgeain.com  More than 40,000 participants have signed up f^ the 34th annual Cooper River Bridge Run.  KOSB HILL Bl  THE STABLES RESTAURANT & BAR  Í!i'y,!|¡iy í.atiirday Í)p(í!i í):()() PM  ÍiUiO(j:/0ii{(lon» (!i!iiii(|  í'uii Míiitii A!',;! Av:ulaíilí' w w i" I f « ) s I ; h 11Î ( ; s Î i Î1 í Î. C 01ÎI  " . UPi:oíViirit\ EVENTS ïjHiiiy, Afìnl j/'.'Mn .h fj.Mhì >ri\\\] i^vj-n Wnr.iüp fifíy !'líYiíSfl;<y mví: u i-^'iít :< ; I'íi:'.í<;!í IA/.;',1ííii :-.l'Ui Írsílíiy, Ajiíii r.» i : iíi Pu i.i/  9fi0 á BItfiAJCPAST ' (»iWf TifsrrA0Uiis»rAuii^ , imOINOCiiAf^táCAmW  « rnmmtrnmßum  fît:» V. An? H « -î  : n (. r  \lk. n. se >980 Ì   

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