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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 10, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina 2011 MASTERS LEADERS *MMWL** I 12 Tied 2nd -8 Tied 2nd -8 Tied 2nd -8 Tied 2nd -8 Tied 6th -7 Tied 6th -7 8th Choi y Cabrera v / Schwar Day / Scott    Donald    Van    Pelt INSIDE TODAY: Bubba Watson, Angel Cabrera make Saturday charge, What to watch for today | IB Sunday April 10.2011 Vol. 145, No. IOO ■MMMMMMnH to toa mm Discomfort develops into at-home delivery ► When 20-year-oW Shar-honda Elks woke up in her mother's home, it was pretty much Uke any other day for her - until she had baby 12A 14-member choir to celebrate at museum ► Join the men of South Boundary as foey celebrate their fourth season of song at the Aiken County Historical Museum on Friday j 3A Md "rn 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 iteiD (iteatod bittie Edward “Eddie Merriest Easley Mamie Pope Fields, Aiken * Doris Jean Rowland Brown, Lexington Willie (Boot) Crawford, Aiken Deaths and Funerals 16A IMto Calendar IC Classifieds ID Crossword 2C Comics INSIDE Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes 4C Movie Listings sc Opinions 14-1 SA Sports IB TV Listings INSIDE Today’s Weather jfT**    High V. 89 " Low 60° Full forecast 116C \oiii’ Lorn! Source Since I 8(>7 .aikenstandard.co $1.00 TAXED BY TAGS Have you registered your vehicle in South Carolina? By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer Aiken County roads are traveled every day by vehicles displaying out-of-state tags. | I be oar * owner could simply be « passing through. However, if they have moved here from another state or have established other specific connections here and have not transferred their vehicle registration within 45 days, they’re breaking the law. 'Hie car’s owner is in v iota!ion 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. “ll 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 vehicle tag T you must provide the Department of Motor Vehicles with: • Your out of-state 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.) DMY Title end Registration rsti Title - $15 Passenger cars - $24 Persons 64 years of age - $22 65 or older or disabled - $20 Motorcycles - $10 earn wins in budget settlement INSIDE: iffy spending cuts part of budget pact | 5A By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON, DX . -Rivals in f disidcd government. President Barack Obama and the most powerful Republican in Congress spilt their difference to stav e off a lederal shutdown that neither combatant was willing to risk. Their compromise is the result of a battle pitting the enduring po war of the presidential veto and the White House soapbox -despite a "shellacking" in die last election against a strung-willed GOP House speaker vaulted into office by a voter revolt against Washington’s free-spending ways. Please see BUDGET, page SA National program benefits inmates, horses By BEN BAUGH Staff writer The I borough bred Rein cnicin Foundation has helped thousands of retired racehorses nationwide and hat made a positive influence on the lives of the horses and those indiv iduals taking care of diem. South Carolina has partnered with the national agency to prov ide a safe haven tor these homes. “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 Luck, chairman of the TRF . "TRI* has prov idcd compassionate care to the horses for more than 25 years and proudly serves more than I, I OO horses at approximately 30 farms around the nation.” The .second C hances program at Wateiee River Correctional institution rn Rembert is included in that num ber. At Water ce, the inmates tend to the care and well-being of the hemes stabled at Seabiscuit Stable. The benefits of the Second C hances 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 Kamey, the national TRF treasurer, the recidivism nile for those inmates going through the program is markedly ic>s (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 Ramey, who has played a critical role in the South Carolina Committee of the TRI (SCTRFh not only through his efforts but also by helping to support the Second Chances program financially and by adopting horses some which now PIMM Me INMATES, page 16A PO# LANC COMING MONDAY Get an update on what’s going on on Powderhouse Road. 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