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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 19, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 î:/  Win Mom jewelry from Royd & Green.  DAY CONTEST  Tuesday  Aprili 9,2011  Vol. 145, No. 109  Todays Weather  Full forecast 16C  \ <) \\ v I > (> c ;i 1 S ( > n Í'(" Sine <  mmmmm  www.aikenstandard.com  s  I8(;7  500  H  Man kidnaps 71-year-old, still at-large  Store employee jumps from car she had been held captive in to escape  By KAREN DAILY  Staff writer  Investigators are probing a holdup that began in Trenton over the weekend and ended in the City of Aiken when a woman jumped from the car  she had been held captive in, officials said.  The victim, a 71 -year-old woman who works at Storey's Grocery and Tackle Shop at 2841 Edgefield Highway, said an unidentified white male entered her  store to rent videos and purchase a drink Saturday afternoon, around 2:30 p.m.  She told the man she didn't sell alcohol. He then told her he had a gun and demanded money from the register.  She said he then forced her to leave the store with him and get into her car, a 1993 white Toyota Camry.  He order her to drive him to Aiken.  Once they traveled to Reynolds Pond Road, he  took control of the vehicle and threatened her life.  She said he drove to the 400 block of Fairfield Street where he stopped the vehicle.  She then jumped from the car and ran for help.  He left with her vehicle, which was entered into a national search computer database. At presstime, the suspect was still unidentified.  Contact Karen Daily at kdaily@jaikemtandard. com.  Father-and-son golfers speak at Sage Valley welcome dinner  By CAM HUFFMAN  Sports editor v  GRANITEVILLE - Multiple PGA Tour winners Jay and Bill Haas encouraged the 54 participants in this week's Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club to cherish this week's festivities as they addressed the group Monday night at the welcome dinner for the tournament that begins Wednesday with ân 8 a.m. opening ceremony. <  The dinner, held at the Sage Valley Gun Club, signaled the official start of the inaugural event, and it included formal introductions of each of the players, comments from tournament chairman Paul S. Simon and an impressive buffet. The highlight of the night, though, was a question-and-answer session with the father-and-son Haas-duo.  During the 30-minute discussion, the golfers hit on various topics including some of their memorable moments on tour, stories of current and former stars of the g^e and their paths to golfs highest level.  Jay, the elder Haas, encouraged the golfers, an invitation-only field of the top-ranked junior players in the world, to dream big but to enjoy the process. Bill told the story about failing to qualify for the PGA Tour after his first Q-school event before eventually realizing that time on the Nationwide Tour could be very beneficial  Staff photo by Cam Huffman  Golf Channel play-by-play voice David Marr III, left, moderates a question-and-answer session with PGA Tour golfers, left to right, Jay and Bill Haas during the welcome dinner for the Junior Invitational Monday evening at Sage Valley Golf Club.  North Augusta's Matt NeSmith discusses balancing school and golf in the second installment of his dally Junior Invitational diary. I IB  to his game.  Jay used Michelle Wie as an example of a golfer who only played at the highest level throughout her career  and, as a result, never learned how to win.  "Winning is good," said Jay, who went on to talk about the advantages of play-  Want to go?  ► What? Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club  > Who? Top 54 junior golfers in the worW  > When? Wednesday through Friday  Where? Sage Valley Golf Club  ► .Tickets: Three-day badges are available at the Aiken and Augusta branches of Savannah River Banking Company ft}r $20. Youth badg^ are $10. Daily badges can also be purchased at the gate for $15 on event days.  > For more information, visit www.junbrinvita-tional.com  ASTV coverage  ► ASTV will be filming "On the Sports Fronf live from the Junior Invitational Thursday at 6 p.m.  ^ The Mr. Central Game of the Week will be coverage of the 18th hole during Friday's final round.  ing college golf and then working through the various levels of the game - both  Please see DINNER, page 5A  Dewar denies rumor he will run for mayor  ■ Councilman Dick Dewar says Facebook post claiming he would run against the Aiken City mayor is not true.  iy AMY BANTON  Staff writer  A statement made through a popular Internet social-networking site claiming that Dick Dewar is considering running against the Aiken City mayor is not true, according to the councilman.  Around 11:45 a.m. on Mofiday, a Facebook page under the name "Aiken, SC" posted, "It is not official yet but Dick Dewar is considering .making a run for Mayor of Aiken against our Mayor Fred Cavanaugh in the upcoming City Sections,"  The Aiken Standard called the councilman to inquire about the statement shortly after it was posted.  Dewar said he believes he will run for re-election as a council member this year but has no intention of running against Cavanaugh, who has been mayor since 1992.  Dewar  Dewar added that it is too soon to officially announce that he will seek re-  __election for  his seat on council at this time.  At this time, Dewar said he knows of no other persoTf currently looking to run for that seat.  "Aiken, SC" is not the official City of Aiken Facebook page, which is clearly stated under its information; it has close to 6,000 followers.  Dewar said he was not sure from where the infoimation of him running against the mayor originated.  Cavanaugh said he received a short email stating that the councilman was thinking of running as a possible opponent but would not say who sent him the message.  The Facebook page later removed the statement and posted, "Dewar not running for Mayor but for his City Council seat again," apologizing for the error.  As for the election in November, seats for Dewar, the representative of District  Please see DEWAR, page 5A  /Ifea (Ü3SÖ]©  Madella Dicks,  Williston  DukeKight  Williston  Christopher C. "Chris" Moseley,  Orangeburg ^  Eugene Phillips,  Pelion  Herbert Marion Stone,  Brunswick, Ga.  Deaths and Funerals 16A  QîMOâ  Calendar  5C  QîMOâ  Calendar     Classifieds    48      Crossword    4C      Connies    3C      Dear Abby    4C      Horoscopes    4C      Markets    12A      Movie Listings    5C      Nation/World    12A      Opinions    13A      Puzzles    4C      Sports    IB      TV Listings    2C     Three zoning ordinance areas may be evaluated  By AMY BANTON  Staff writer  Changes to the City of Aiken zoning ordinance could be evaluated in the coming months.  Aiken City Council and the Planning Commission held its annual special meeting Monday evening to review the 2011-12 fiscal year action agenda, which is a list of items that commissioners are to woric on.  The big topic of discussion was possible changes to the planned residential, planned commercial and planned institutional zones, liie Planning Commission may evaluate those three zones and recommend amendments if Council approves the action items at its next meeting,  Changes to the planned commercial and planned institutional zones would immediately be considered if the action agenda is approved.  Considerations of amendments to planned commercial include changes to the table which shows the uses a business can apply for such as a grocery or hardware store.  At this time, most planned commercial uses are pennit-ted by right, which means it cannot be prohibited. Planning Commission would review the use table and possibly alter it, allowing approval of a concept plan by City Coiuicil. The amendment would give  Council more control in the decision-making process, said Planning Director Ed Evans. The change would also make the "planned commercial more consistent with planned residential and planned institutional zones, in which an applicant is allowed by approval of City Council after a review of their concept plan.  Changes to be considered in planned institutional, which provides locations for schools, churches and other institution  al uses, would allow all other public projects or projects not being conducted by tfie city to be included in that zone.  At this time, all other public projects are not allowed and the prospective Aiken County Complex, to be located on S.C. 118, would best fit in the planned institutional zone if it decides to file for annexation. If the county applies for city water and sewage, they  Pleas? see PUNNING, page 5A  Fredericavon  'Vne of America's finest artist and singers''  Frederica von Stade is on her farewell tour to the world's opera and concert stage and will offer a performance, titled "Ah, Spring!"  For more information about the Thursday April 28,2011, Concert, the Mastêr Class conducted by Miss von Stade, or an invitation to the dinner/reception in her honor, Friday evening, April 29,2011, please call Mrs.Cathy Traver at Aiken Performing Arts (803) 643 - 4774. If busy please leave narne and teli^Wke nurnbfif.  Proceeds to benefit the University of South Carolina Aiken's Music Oepèrtment '  and University of South Carolina's School of Music  Tickets may be purchased through the Etherredge Center box office at (803) 641-3305   

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