Share Page

Aiken Standard: Friday, April 8, 2011 - Page 1

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 8, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 U-'-'-''' 92011 MASTERS LEADERS  cMasters  Tied-lst -7 Tled-lst -7 Tied-3rd -5 Tied-3rd  Dellroy  Quiros  Yang  -5 Tied-5th -4 Tied-Sth -4    |»^§|[)£    TODAY:  South Alen glad and PGA loll-golfer Kevil Kisner (focusses the Masters  MMUHX    I    tI-    §    W  avid vis pro career. I us  Barnes  Kuchar  Friday  April 8,2011  Today's Weather  ’%    High  * * 82°   ! H(|r  Full forecast 18C  low  ss®  Vol. 145, No. 98  ^ our I „ora I Son pie Since ===== www aikenstandard.com £  I 807  50<  Clearwater woman to fight new law on dual positions  ■ Haley lauds Rep. Smith for help with legislation  By ROB NOVIT  Senior writer  S.C. Rep. Roland Smith. R-Warren-ville. and other Aiken County I louse members joined S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday as she signed into law a relatively minor measure that will nevertheless have a statewide impact.  The measure could also affect Clearwater Water and Sewer District clerk Christy Coleman’s dual role as a commissioner for the district she works for -positions she still said on Thursday that she has no intention of giv ing up.  After Coleman was elected as a commis-  Coleman  from creating a “master-servant” conflict by holding both positions simultaneously.  However, Haley vetoed the legislation, objecting to the traditional use of local legislation that she said v lolates the state constitution. Smith agreed to support the veto. He then helped the governor write a statewide bill that added to existing state law a ban on master-servant conflicts on any county board or commission.  shiner last November, Smith later filed  ruth late  local legislation to prohibit Colman Please see CLEARWATER, page 5A  Masters draws Australians to Aiken annually  <'Masters  By AMY BANTON  Stat! writer  A group ol Australian men traveled from the outback to over yonder in the southeastern United States to enjoy not only the Masters but also Aiken,  This is Craig Laundy s third visit to Aiken, and this time he brought 12 of his mates wIk> have never been . to the city before.  When not watching the Masters, whether in Augusta or from the TV at the house they rented from the owner of the ( arriage House Inn. they have spent the majority of their time in the downtown area and golf courses around Aiken.  The men have v isited several of the golf courses, including Woodside Plantation and Sage Valley They  also immensely enjoy the Holley House at Hotel Aiken.  Laundy said his friends place a lot of trust in him to plan this trip, which was put together by feed Up Golf Tours.  “Oley now understand why I love the town so much,” laiundy said. “We prefer this town. We like the  PIMM see AUSSIES, page 5A  Staff photo by Haley Hughes Aiken County Administrator Clay Killian and Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Kip Gunter discuss the Coca-Cola property. Gunter said he is receiving bids for blinding material to be placed along the fence line to shield the residents from the flashing lights of an ambulance.  Repairs under way at future home of Aiken County EMS  AP photo  Rory Mdlroy of Northern Ireland walks up the 15th fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Mdlroy is tied for first at 65 with Alvaro Quiros.  Woods SHI draws a crowd | LB MdbugQufcoe tied for first | IB  mm jl   n nhnnlr I !  inasters iioteoooK I jl i  By HALEY HUGHES  Staff writer  There is still work to be done on the former Coca-Cola bottling plant before Aiken County LMS moves in.  Before any major renovations and modifications can take place, a decision has to be made: Where will the paramedics and LMTs sleep and shower while working their shifts?  A portion of the 4,000 square feet of shop and maintenance warehouse space could do the job, said County Administrator I lay Killian as he walked around the area Thursday. There is plenty of space to accommodate the living quarters, and the warehouse already has plumbing connections.  “This building will be very functional tor what we want to do,” he said.  In November, Aiken County Council approved a contract to purchase the York Street building and an adjoining lot for the future home of emergency medical sen ices. The contract was for SH 10,000 for the plant  and S140,000 for a vacant lot that sits behind the building beyond the fence line.  About half of the purchase price - or $400,000 - came from the current round of Capital Projects Sales Tax and the rest from a capital fund.  The plant sits on 2.6 fenced-in acres. There is 2,850 square feet of finished office space downstairs with 4,(HH) square feet of shop and maintenance area and four loading docks. There is also a detached warehouse of more than 8,000 square feet.  The second floor could be used as training classrooms or storage.  Aiken County LMS currently operates out of the basement of the County Complex.  Already, in-house staff’ has repaired and/or replaced all exterior lights, checked the building’s heating and air units ami connected it w uh brand new power sen ice.  The existing flooring containing asbestos was ripped out of the finished front office space, and, once it is replaced,  PIMM SM EMS. page SA  area aaifliB CNTA exec: Nuclear industry safer than desk work  Coe Purvis Strain,  Aiken  Donald W. Cames,  Ridge Spring  Lula Mae Brunson,  Aiken  Mildred f. Douglas,  New Ellenton  Thomas L Emanuel,  Aiken .     Deaths and Funerals 16A  Ltaeftih)  Calendar 3C      Classifieds    ID      Crossword    3C      Comics    4C      Dear Abby    SC      Horoscopes    SC      Markets    4B      Movie Listings    3C      Nation/World    14A      Obituaries    6A      Opinions    15A      Pualt$    SA      Sports    IB      TV Listings    2C     By ANNA DOLIANITIS  Staff writer  Citizens for Nuclear Technology Aw arencss hxeculiv e Director Clint Wolfe enlisted the help of musician Stevie Wonder Thursday morning to explain the basics of nuclear energy to the ladies of the Town St Country Club.  Many myth-* and misconceptions related to nuclear energy exist, Wolfe said, as Wonder’s voice sang the words “When you believe in things that you don’t under  stand, then you suffer ...    ,  superstition ain’t the way."  “We’ve got to dissociate nuclear weaponry from nuclear energy,” Wolfe said. “They are not the same, and they do not deserve to cany each others* baggage"  Many believe that nuclear power plants are a significant source of Americans’  Wolfe  yearly exposure, Wolfe said, though the exposure from nuclear power plants is about .(JCS percent of the av erage American’s annual radiation exposure - comparable to the amount of radiation received from eating one banana per year.  Nuclear power plants do not pose a nsk to the surrounding community, have an exclusion /one of 1,1)00 feet per Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements and do not pose safety risks the way that other forms of energy do,  he said.  "The nuclear industry is safer than working in a hank, in a real estate office or any other type of office job,” Wolfe said.  He said that nobody has been killed as a result of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, but fossil fuel-related deaths have occurred from coal mine disasters and natural gas explosions.  Wolfe held up a small, mmt-sized fuel pellet and told tlv w omen that the single  pellet can satisfy an mdi-vidual’s energy needs for IO or 11 months. It the fuel pellet were to be recycled, four pellets would last a lifetime -something Wolfe said would result in IOO tons of waste if taken from coal burning “The materials we have now will all fit tai a football field,” he Naid. “It is best to get it disposed, but we can store it safely.”  Wolfe said that the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl and  PIMM SM CNTA, page 16A  ||l ll HIM Jill  |ij400W0W"*I  Southlawn Cemetery & Mausoleum  , I i ken’s Ftvmicri cun'tm  Considering Cremation?  For A Limit**! Time    Receive Two    Cremat Niches For The * Of One!  (Xiii id og jjueaj rallye instil ss on!' title! Mi) lf WJllurtil notice*}  J*/ot hie yon nml  ■ -’■** » *  Fence of Mi mi through I*renrrnugement Save Today* (gQffl (>41-KHOO  45:14 Whiskey Hoad, Aiken, St IhHOd   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

10 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 155 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication