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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 3, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina Sunday April 3,2011 Vol. 145, No. 93 Today^s WfeaHiGT High TT Low 4ir Full forecast 114C \ O u r L o c a 1 S o \ 11 c e S i n c e 1 8 (> 7 ==== www.âikenstandard.com hmmmmmm $1.00 Aiken Standard phones will be offline today > Due to scheduled utility work on Rutland Drive, the Aiken Standard vAW be without power for abdut eight hours starting at 7:30 a.nn. today, leaving the office phones inoperable. Those subscribers having trouble with the delivery of today's papers should email Delivery Manager Laura Tiedman at ltiedman@ aikenstandard.com. The Aiken Standard apologizes for this inconvenience. toííiJ^Daaa© Workshop brings to surface online bullying > Earlier this week, McCampbell IVIIddle PTO held an informational wori<-shop on issues their children are impacted by that are . related to the Internet. 12A lUcson shootng victìm honored with 911 memory ► A statue in honor of Christina-Taylor Green was unveiled just before a Little League season opener Friday, with Christina-Taytor's mother, father and brother present to watch. 19A FDA may bring counts on calories to menus ► Requirements by FDA may force chain restaurants to cleariy post the amount of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-trough lanes. 111A Curtis Isaag Wagener Lettie Fox Matthews, Aiken ReVrWHIiamiyierJrv * Springfield Deaths and Funerals 16A mm Calendar 3C Classifieds ID Crossword 2C Comics INSIDE Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes 4C Movie listings 3C Opinions 14-ÌÌ5A Sports IB T^ Listings INSIDE COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN Photos courtesy of Grace Beahm/Posf and Cour/er The Cooper River Bridge Run held Saturday brought more than 300 residents from Aiken County. wins in both divisions INSIDE: More than 300 residents from Aiken County participated Saturday. 112A By ANDREW MILLER and PHILIP M. BOWMAN Post and Courier Lelisa Desisa was in front when it mattered most. The 21-year-old Ethiopian used a strong kick over the final 400 meters to beat defending champion Simon Ndrangu and win the 34th Cooper River Bridge Run, covering the 10 kilometers from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston in a 28 minutes, 59 seconds. Desisa beat Ndrangu by 2 seconds for the men's overall title at the front of an event-record 34,690 finishers. With a steady headwind, Desisa spent most of the race drafting off Ndrangu, saving his energy and biding his time for the final sprint to the finish. "It was a strong wind up on the bridge, Desisa said through an interpreter. "I didn't want to waste my energy running into the wind, 30 I stayed behind him waiting until we were near the finish liyie." Desisa made his move just before the turn onto Wentworth Street, approximately 4:00 meters from the finish line. By the time Desisa had rounded the comer onto Í * » .•V . t. > If.' \ I - J rt More than 40,000 people attended the Charleston event, including runners from Ethiopia, Kenya and Russia. Meeting Street, he held a five-meter lead over Ndrangu with 100 meters to go. See BRIDGE RUN, page m 20U MASTERS Tee time to bring full coverage for print, online, TV INSIDE: Aiken resident John Boyette . signs new book on experiences covering annual tournament 3A T ^ he coming week is always one of my favorites of the year. It gets a httle busy at times - trying to thoroughly cover The Masters for golf fans around the area and those out-of-town guests looking to read as much as possible about the toumament can be a daunting task, at times - but who can complain about spending the day at Augusta National? That being said, our focus is not on enjoying pimento cheese sandwiches and picking up souvenirs for our friends but on providing our readers with the best coverase possible online, on television and in print. Our plan for . the 2011 ! Masters is I bigger and • better than ^ ever. I Our cov- • er^e actu-; ally began ' onThurs-' day when I we taped " the Masters • Preview edition of "On the Sports Front," at The Polo Tavem at Hotel Aiken. See MASTERS, paqe 13A CAM HUFFMAN PACERS & POLO Final jewel of area's Triple Crown brings new, familiar faces INSIDE: Biddle Realty wins event I IB lì <1 ' , «; K ■Mi . . I'hu : 5 Staff photo" by Ashleey Williamson Eighteen-month-old Landon Harwood enjoyed spending time at Pacers & Polo with his grandparentSr Hugh and Nancy Harwood, and his mom, Heather Harwood. By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON Staff writer An estimated 3,500 people made their way out to the Powderhouse Polo Fields Saturday to enjoy the sunshine, food and the Pacers & Polo event, the third and final jewel of the 2011 Triple Crown. Nearly 600 VIP ticket holders enjoyed a steak lunch by Outback, complete with an open bar underneath the VIP tent, and thousands of others set up blankets, chairs and tents around the Polo fields to have a good time and watch the games with friends and family. Sydney Bozeman and her husband, Don, attend the Triple Crown off and on; this year marks the third year they've attended the Pacers & Polo event. "I love being able to picnic and watch the horses stomping divots," she Silent auction returns to event By ASHLEEY WIUiAMSON Staff writer For six years now, the use Aiken Alumni Association has set up a silent auction at every Triple Crown Polo event, and, this year, they decided to do things a little bit differently. "This year, we decided to focus on theme baskets," said Delia Miles, chair of the silent auction. "We wanted to have diiferent themes with our auction items for people \vho look around, to maybe see something they'd want for themselves or a member of their family." See AUCTION, page 13A said as she bent down to pet her dog. Miss Maddie, who she said she brings along to events "as long as my husband lets me," she laughed. "This is just a wonderful event; we love coming." Please see POLO, page 13A Get a look at this year's Masters golf pSriament, featuring some of the world's most recognize athletes on the turf. À-
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