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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 7, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina f.- ^ '-iiyg The DISNEY LIVE coloring contest! Find Mickey's picture, color him in and enter to win ticl<ets to the April 15 performance of Mickey's Magic Show! TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST High: 80° • Low: 45° Mostly sunny; Chance of rain: 0% • For full forecast, please see page 12C Vol. 145, No. 97 Y<) i l r I. c) V i\ 1 S o u r cc S i r i c c 1 8 () 7 Thursday, April 7, 2011 ■mmmmm www.aikenstandard.com mmmmmS 50^ ■ February's DOE directive to put two facilities on minimum activity status won't add to 1,400 layoffs already planned. By ANNA DOLIANmS Staff writer Though Savannah River Nuclear Solutions was directed by the Department of Energy to prepare a restructuring plan to minimize activity and staffing at the Savannah River Site's H-Canyon and HB line, DOE said Wednesday that the necessary restructuring can be done under the current plant to lay off 1,400 employees without affecting any additional employees. SRNS received a letter on Feb. 8 advising the contractor to plan to put the Site's nuclear separations facility, which employs about 750 "At this time, no additional worlrforce restructuring plans are needed ..." Jim Giusti, DOE spokesperson people, into minimum activity status by Dec. 31, and a restructuring plan was due to DOE late last week. However, DOE spokesperson Jim Giusti said Wednesday, any shifts in staffing related to the modified operations of H-Canyon could be handled under the 1,400-employee layoffs that began late last year and have reduced SRNS' workforce by 670 employees thus far. Please see SRS, page 5A ront nine NINE DAIIY FACTS TO MASTER THE WEEK Hole of the day - Azalea Hole No. 13, par 5, 510 yards. An accurate tee shot to center of the fairway sets up players to go for the green. A tributary to Rae's Creek winds in front of the green, and four bunkers are behind the putting surface. From tee to green, there are about 1,600 azaleas. On the schedule: Gates open at 8 a.m.; gates close 30 minutes after play 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Amen Comer live video 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. Holes No. 15 and 16 live video NOON - 7:30 p.m. Featured group 1 live video and featured group 2 live video 2 p.m. Masters Radio live audio 3 - 7:30 p.m. Live coverage on ESPN 3 - 7:30 p.m. Masters in-depth live video coverage highlights 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Masters 3D live video 8-11 p.m. Replay of ESPN's telecast 11:30 p.m. -11:45 p.m. Highlights Show on CBS ALL DAY Live video of player interviews Chance to repedt? Only three times in Masters history has a champion defended his title the next year. Jack Nicklaus became the first back-to-back winner in 1965 and 1966, and it took until 1989 and 1990 for Nick Faldo to match Nicklaus' feat. The latest back-to-back wins came in 2001 and 2002 when Tiger Woods accomplished the task. Last year's champion, three-time winner Phil Mickelson, is considered by many as the favorite this year and will try to join the club of repeat winners. Honorary starters Amoki Palmer and Jack Nicklaus will act as the honorary starters for the 2011 Masters. The cei^mony ^heduied^o Jjegin AP photo Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus at the Par 3 on Wednesday. at 7:40 this morning on the first tee. Gates will open at 7:25. Nicklaus joined Palmer for the first time in this role last year. Over their careers at the Masters, the two combined for 10 green jackets. Masters trivia Who is the only player to complete the career Grand Slam by winning the Masters? a.) Gene Sarazen ' b.) Gary Player c.) Ben Hogan Please see page 5A for the answer. Key anniversary 20 years ago: Ian Woosnam became the first No. 1 player to win the Masters, having gone to the top of the world ranking only a week before. Going to the 18th hole, Woosnam was tied for the lead with Jose Maria Olazabal and 41-year-old Tom Watson, who made eagle on the 13th and 15th holes. Olazabal, in the group ahead, drove into a fairway bunker and made bogey. Watson, playing alongside Woosnam, drove into the trees and three-putted for double bogey. Woosnam holed a 6-foot par putt to close with a 72 for a one-shot victory. What to do in Aiken? One Hundred Laurens: Mike Frost Jazz Trio The Willcox: Jazz night from 6-8 p.m. Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken: DJ Eddie Brodie at 9:30 p.m. Hpsey McStumUes: DJ Sok) Boy at 9 p.m. Playoffs Sports Bar b Grill: Jon Rooks from 3 to 6 p.m. Aiken Golf Club: Join Cam Huffman and Jeremy Timmerman as they film ASTVs "On the Sports Front" at 6 p.m. Wire-téwire Whoever is on top of the leaderbpard many S.C. ties By CAM HUFFMAN Sports editor AUGUSTA — When it comes to local favorites, this year's Masters ..^'„.s.»»,:. I is void of some of the usual stars. Augusta's Charies Howell III, who finished tied for 13th in 2004, hasn't played in the tournament since missing the cut in 2008, and fellow Augustan Vaughn Taylor also came up short of the qualifications for an invite this year after finishing 10th in 2007. The only Aikenite with a current PGA Tour card, rookie Kevin Kisner, has won $34,571 on tour this year, but he'll have to wait at least another year before strolling the Augusta National grounds. But if you're looking for some Palmetto State flavor to capture your rooting interest, you're in luck. Please see S.C. TIES, page 14A that hasn't been accomplished in nearly 40 years. Only four golfers have gone wire-to wire, leading the tournament from start to finish. Raymond Floyd was the last one in 1976. Others were Jack Nicklaus in 1972, Arnold Palmer in 1960 and Craig Wood in 1941. Quoteworthy "I quit afternine holes. I told him my back was hurting. He was up seven in Wr m^ch pl^''- ' Ma«t9r9 ^aifinm Glover RESTAURANT HOLDUP CRIME SPREE Video still courtesy ACSO Aiken County Sheriff's deputies hope this still taken from security footage of Tuesday night's Waffle House robbery in Clearwater will help them capture a gunman suspected in three other récent restaurant robberies. Same suspect sought in four area robberies By KAREN DAILY Staff writer Local law enforcement officials said they are working together to investigate a series of holdups they believe have been committed by the same suspect at four area restaurants. The first of the holdups was reported Tuesday, March 22, when a lone gunman entered an Edgefield Road Waffle House in North Augusta and fired a single round into the air during the 3 a.m. armed robbery. The man was wearing a hooded sweat shirt and had his face covered. He left with money but was never identified. The following day, a man entered a Waffle House on Riverwatch Parkway in Augusta around 1 a.m. He again fired a single round into the air. He made off with an undisclosed amount of money. This Saturday, a gunman entered the Subway on Richland Avenue about 8:30 p.m., located directly across fi-om an Aiken Waffle House, and held up the restaurant. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area. On Tuesday, another Waffle House was held up in Aiken County. A suspect entered the Clearwater restaurant around 9:45 p.m. and fired a single shot into the air. He demanded and received money. Investigators said they are working across jurisdictional lines in an effort to track, identify and arrest the man they believe is responsible for all four holdups. 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