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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 5, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 UGONN IS NOU  W.'  i-;-  Tuesday  April 5,201  Vol. 145, No. 95  Todays Weather  Full forecast 16C  OII r L o c al S o 11 r c c Si 11 c r =5==  www.aikehstandard.com  s  8()  500  Mississippi fugitive caught in Aiken  Woman wanted for shooting husband arrested after local traffic stop  By KAREN DAILY  Staff writer  An Aiken woman wanted by Mississippi police for allegedly shooting her husband was arrested during a traffic stop in Aiken on Monday and later admitted to her involvement in the assault, according to local police.  Linda Anne Byrd, 49, was stopped near the intersection of Whiskey and East Pine Log roads about  3:45 a.m. when a patrol lieutenant noticed a vehicle weaving within its lane.  Aiken Public Safety stopped the motorist, identified the driver and, through a national computer search, learned she was driving under suspension and was wanted for aggravated  ik 2  Byrd  domestic violence in Mississippi.  According to Aiken Public Safety Sgt. Jake Mahoney, she was entered into a national database on Sunday on allegations that she was armed and at-large.  She had shot her husband with a .357 magnum, he said.  Inside the car, police found a revolver that was loaded with five rounds and one spent cartridge.  While being booked at the Aiken County detention center, police said she admitted to the aggravated assault saying, "Oh well, I'll take that 'cause I shot his aggravating (expletive). "  Byrd was detained by local police who notified the authorities in Mississippi.  Public Safety also found a liquor bottle in the passenger seat and a bag with  medjcation that had been prescribed to her husband.  Investigators said they also learned that Byrd had an outstanding warrant with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.  While being booked at the Aiken County detention center, police said she-admitted to the aggravated assault saying, "Oh well, I'll take that 'cause I shot his aggravating (expletive)."  Byrd is also charged with illegal transport of legal liquor and driving under suspension.  She is being held at the Aiken County detention center.  Contact Karen Daily at kdaily@aikenstandard. com.  2011 Masters  fn nnrtYicil  l^tiVXV tv/ XXV/i XXAM.X  Huffman  By CAM HUFFMAN  Sports editor  This week, golf fans are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Masters, when a 46-year-old "washed up" Jack Nicklaus stormed back with a Sunday round of 65 to win his sixth green jacket. It's a moment that golf writers, patron's and even many who weren't even alive to see it, still discuss today.  Twenty-five years from now, we'll probably all be talking about Phil Mickel-son's performance in 2010, almost with the same glow that lights up so many faces when reminiscing about The Golden Bear's heroics all those years ago.  Lefty's shot between two pine trees on No. 13 won't soon be foi^otten, and his embrace with his wife Amy, who was on the golf course for the first time since being diagnosed with breast cancer 11 months prior, was a story even Universal Studios could not have written.  But as memorable as last year's tournament was, I'll always think back to it with a bad taste in my mouth because of the way it started.  ITiat Monday was anything but typic^ when Tiger  Staff photo by Cam Huffman  Talented young players like Anthony Kim, shown during Monday's practice round, should get more of the spotlight this year without the focus on Tiger Woods.  More coverage from the Masters. 17A, IB  Woods held his first news conference after a four-month soap opera that began when he crashed his car into a tree in November 2009, leading to news of multiple affairs and other poor choices that ruined his image and apparently his golf game.  The normally laid-back Monday attitude was gone, and everybody in the press room seemed to be on edge, deciding what earth-shattering questions to ask and discussing the approach that Tiger should take to best limit the damage.  Please see MASTERS, page 7A  /àjoaiiMIj©  William lyier Jr.,  Springfield  John Paul Marshall Sr.,  Ridge Spring Brodle River Potts,  Augusta  Rev. Patricia Ann Wells Gambrell,  Aiken  Sally Manor Wallace Kersey,  Trenton  Deaths and Funerals 16A  What to do in Aiken?  The Willcox: Piano night from 6 to 8 p.m. Soiree: Trivia from 9 to 11 p.m. • Also search for AIIAboutAikfin on  Facebook to find out about other events happening in Aiken, or post your own events.  Hole of the Day - Camellia  Hole No. 10, par 4,495 yards. ^  A long hole that can play shorter if drives catch the slope in the fairway. Difficult to save par from the bunker right of the green. The putting surface slopes from right to left. Mas played as one of the most difficult holes in Masters history.  Quoteworthy  "It seems that everyone has pretty much got Mickelson in the green jacket Sunday  evening, and there's not much use in turning up at this point. He's a great player around Augusta, and if you finish, ahead of him, you've got a decent chance." — Graeme McDowell  III lie  NINE DAILY FACTS TO MASTER THE WEEK  The weather  Bring an umbrella. Today will be much cooler, with a high of 66 and a low of 58. According to WJBF meteorologist George Meyers, there is a 80 percent chance of rain.  In the beginning  Golfer Gene Sarazen, center, receiving a check for $1,500 from Grantland Rice, left, for winning the Augusta National Tournament in Augusta, on April 8, 1935. Sarazen beat Craig Wood, right, to  The schedule  8 a.m. - Gates open  9 a.m. to 11 a.in. - Masters - On The Range live video coverage  All Day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Live video coverage of Player Interviews Pre-Tournament press conferences  Live video coverage of player interviews (schedule to be announced) Gates close at 6:30 p.m.  McDowell  Mickelson  AP file photo  Key anniversary  50 years ago: In another Monday finish because of rain, Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign-bom Masters champion in a toumament that also was remembered for Amold Palmer's collapse. Player built a four-shot lead over Palmer going into the final round, only for Palmer to charge into the lead by playing 3-under par. But on the 18th hole, Palmer hit into the bunker, bladed his shot into another bunker and took double bogey for a 71 to finish one shot behind. Player closed with a 74. It was the first year the Ma^ avyar^ winners a trophy that was a replica of th9 Augusts National cMMse.  win the toumament. By most accounts, only about 2,000 people gathered around the 15th hole at Augusta National late Sunday afternoon in 1935, the second year of a toumament that eventually would be called the Masters.  Request tickets online  The Masters ticket application process has gone high tech. Augusta National announced it is transitioning its Masters ticket lottery to its website, where the public will be able to apply for a limited number of daily tickets for toumament days as well as practice round tickets. | FULL STORY, IB  Masters trivia question  Who was the first player to win the Masters in a ^ sudden-death piayoff? ^  a.)NiclcFaIdo M^ttMi     rrn^          Calendar    3C      Classifieds    SB      Comics    4C      Horoscopes    5C      Maricets    4B      Movie Listings    3C      Nation/World    8A      Obituaries    6A      Opinions    9A      Puzzles    5C      TV Listings    2C     ''(DignifiedService Within the Means of ^very Jamiixj''  SíkUftmtJ^unergíí^úmiCflm /Ä\ /í^ /Ä\  m^scmoi  Mlm,SC2$S03  64h4401   

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