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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 10, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina É «M/itrhi 1st 2011 MASTERS LEADER -12 Tied2nd -8 Tied2nd -8 'ned2nd -8 Tied 2nd -8 Tied6th -7 Tied^th -7 8th (Mciforyi loi ^reraj ran INSIDE TODAY; Bubba Watson, Angel Cabrera make Saturday charge, What to watch for today I IB Sunday April 10,2011 Vol. 145, No. 100 Full forecast 116C \on r [.ocii \ S()M r*c(' S i 11c(' 1 867 .aikenstandard $1.00 Discomfort develops into at-home delivery ► When 20-year-old Shar-honda Ellis woke up in her mother's home, it was pretty much like any other day for her - until she had tiaby. 12A 14-member choir to celebrate at museum ► Join the men of South Boundary as they celebrate their fourth season of song at thè Aiken County Historical Museum on Friday 13A Ifs blastoff to shuttles' final resting place ► As the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch draws near, the focus is not so much on the past but the future. 112A /amcMliB WHeEdwaid'Wer'MeiileC^ Easiey Mamie Pope Fields, Aiken ' Doris Jean Rowland Brown, Lexington Willie (Boot) Crawford, Aiken Deaths and Funerals 16A [hEflib Calendar 3C Classifieds ID Crossword 2C Comics INSIDE DearAbby AC Horoscopes. 4C Movie Listings K Opinions 14-15A Sports IB TV Listings INSIDI TAXED BY TAGS Have you registered your vehicle in South Carolina? By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer Aiken County roads are traveled every day by veiiicles displaying out-of-state tags. 4 Tl^oaf^'» own«r could-simply«fee— -passing through. However, if they have moved here from another s^te or have established other specific connections here and have not transferred their vehicle registration within 45 days, they're breaking the law. The car's owner is in violation of state law if he or she has estab- . lished a residence or business here, is employed here, enrolls their children in Aiken County schools or obtains a S.C»driver's license yet has not completed the registration process and paid the applicable vehicle property taxes. "It is the out-of-state people that give us the problem," said Aiken County Auditor Cyrus Spradley. Please see TAGS, page 16A To obtain a South Carolina veiiicle tag, you must provide tlie Department of Motor Veiiicies with :-.Yiiur,out-of-stata vehicle title and registration • Liability insurance information • Completed Form 400, Application for Certificate of Title/Registration (To complete the form, you must have your vehicle odometer mileage reading and any current lien information.) • Paid vehicle property tax receipt (Before you can register your vehicle in South Carolina, you must first pay the vehicle property taxes that are required in the county in which you reside.) DMV Title and Registration Pqqj Title-$15 Passenger cars-$24 Persons 64 years of age - $22 65 or older or disabled - $20 Motorcycles - $10 2Ì earn wins 111 UUUgCL settlement INSIDE: Iffy spending cuts part of budget pact | 5A By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rivals in ^ divided government. President Barack Obama and the most powerfU Republican in Congress split their differences to stave oif a federal shutdown that neither combatant was willing to risL Their compromise is the result of a battle pitting the enduring power of the presidential veto and the White House soapbox -despite a "shellacking" in the last election - against a strong-willed GOP House speaker vaulted into oflBce by a voter revolt against Washington's free-spending ways. Please see BUDGET, page 5A National program benefìts inmates, horses By BEN BAUGH Staff writer The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has helped thousands of retired racehorses nationwide and has made a positive influence on the lives of the horses and those individuals taking care of them. South Carolina has partnered with the national agency to provide a safe haven for these horses. "The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the last hope for many horses, a great number of which are at the end of their lives," said Tom Ludt, chairman of the TRF. 'TRF has provided compassionate care to the horses for more than 25 years and proudly serves more than 1,100 horses at q)proximately 30 farms around the natioa" TTie Second Chances program at Wateree River Correctional Institution in Rembert is included in that num ber. At Wateree, the inmates tend to the care and well-being of the horses stabled at Seabiscuit Stable. The benefits of the Second Chances program and vocational school are symbiotic as the inmates help rehabilitate the horses and the retired racehorses play a role in helping the inmates in their recovery. According to John Rainey, the national TRF treasurer, the recidivism rate for those inmates going through the program is markedly less (about 12 percent) than those who don't take part (70 percent). The program has received no money from the state since 2008 and relies on private donations. It has met the challenges despite a difficult economy. "We're in great shape," said R^ey, who has played a critical role in the South Carolina Committee of the TRC (SCTRF), not only through his efforts but also by helping to support the Second Chances program financially and by adopting horses some which now Please see INMATES, page 16A . s- ¿f, I ' COMING MONDAY Get an update on what's going on on Powderhouse Road. The Paii\ Ckixter at Aiken Neurosciences, PC lirmnw, * t ' ^ ^
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