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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 28, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 LISTA South Carolina Adult League Championships,  being played in Aiken through Monday. 11B  *  INSIDE  TODAY  A look at the  Saturday  May 28,201  Vol. 145, No. 147  'lour Lo (*a I Sourer Si IKM*  ————  www.aikenstandard.com  w  I 8(i  Today's Weather  High  4 ^ 88°  »*    Low  65°  Full forecast 16C  50?  SUNBELT NISSAN  TO HONOR THE FALLEN  45 Years of Customer Satisfaction New and Certified Pre-Owned Nissans for less...up to $11,000 off MSRP.  Just Across the river up on Washington Road!  3300 WASHINGTON RD / AUGUSTA  WWW.SUNBELTNISSAN.COM  706-854-0000 I 800-277-2727  Memorial Day Parade to be held this afternoon  By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON  Staff writer  The James L. Hammons Marine Corps League Detachment 939 will honor fallen soldiers today during the annual Memorial Day Parade, beginning at I p.m. and lasting until approximately 2:30 p.m.  The parade will begin at the comer of Park Avenue and Union Street, where the mobile line of about HO enures will then travel lo Laurens Street, following it until hdgetield Avenue.  The grand marshal of this year’s parade is Brig. Gen.  W. Bryan Gamble, commander of the Dwight Dav id Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon.  According to Richard Sehreek, parade director and junior \ ice commandant at the Aiken Marine Corps League, entries in the parade include a Joint Ser\ ice Color Guard from Fort Gordon, which will also include a  PIMM SM PARADE, page 14A  For more on Memorial Day, please see pages 3A and 14A.  Staff photo by Rob Novi! Aiken Prep graduate Carlton Norwood Jr. shares a moment following the ceremony with his grandmother, Gloria Norwood.  Aiken Prep bids farewell to seniors  By ROB NOVIT  Senior witter  Aiken Prep said gt»odbye to nine graduates at commencement exercises Friday'.  The graduates include valedictorian Taylor Blanton, salutatory Rebecca Lewis, Megan Boehner, Sheryl Brumbalow, George Handy IIL Carlton Norwood Jr., Nirvana Shah. Christian Thorndike and Hailey Zipfel.  “This is the 95th year of Aiken Prep. That’s quite a milestone, and it’s ail about celebrating Aiken Prep. said the head of school, Deborah Boehner.  She readily acknowledged that she was also speaking as a proud mom in her remarks. With the grad-  To read one former Aiken Prep student s story, please see page 3A.  tuition of daughter Megan, it will he the first tune iii 21 years that none of her children will be at the school.  In 1990, Boehner >aid, there was no Internet. I aeebook or Twitter.  “ Hie world seemed much smaller, less complicated and much slower, she said. “Whatever the future holds for these graduates, I hope they will realize this is where the foundation was built.  ... But stay positive, happy people. Life is a journey, not a destination.’  Please SM PREP, page 14A  to lite mm  Jeff Conaway, star of ‘Grease,’ dead at 60  ► The family of the Broadway-bred actor who had been in a coma for two weeks requested he be removed from life support 16A  Sum  Donald W. "Don" Branch, North Augusta Henry Platt Moseley Jr*  Aiken  Joseph “LII Joe" Gartrell Jr.,  Aiken  Robert "Bob" Platt,  Aiken  Stan E. Cash,  Jackson  Deaths and funerals 16A     to&to          Calendar    SC      Classifieds    ID      Crossword    4C      Comics    3C      Dear Abby    4C      Horoscopes    4C      Markets    13A      Movie Listings    SC      Nation/World    13A      Puzzles    4C      Sports    IB     TV Listings    2C  Aiken Standard file photo  The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band from Fort Gordon performed in the 2010 Aiken Memorial Day Parade.  SREL creates PSA for tornado-ravaged Alabama  By ANNA DOLIANtTIS  Staff writer  While v idling his native Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week to talk to a Civ nan club about the impact of last month’s tornadoes on Alabama’s reptile and amphibian population, Sax annah River Ecology Laboratory ecolikgist Dr. Whit Gibbons was approached w ith an idea to help w uh recov ery.  A Huntsv die television station got in touch w ith Gibbons about a point that he made during his speech, when he said that it would not be long before the piles of rubble the tornadoes led in their wake became home to rats ara! mice that  To view the PSA, visit www. srel.edu/psa/snake-psa.htm  carry dangerous diseases.  Gibbons said a solution would be to allow nonvenomous snakes that call Alabama home to live and eat the rats and mice that could transmit discases to humans through biting or scratching or through fleas and ticks that become parasites on the rodents.  SREL, in collaboration with the Aiken Standard's ASTV, created a public service announcement featuring Gibbons to run on Huntsville’s WAAY telex ision station, informing Alabama’s  PIMM SM SREL, page 14A  Staff photo by Anna Donning  ASTV's tan O'Brie nt foreground, and Savannah River Ecology Labs Dr. Whit Gibbons filmed a public service announcement this week to air on an Alabama television station in communities affected by last month's tornadoes.  tactoid Ay*nu«  MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ROUTE  For live coverage of the MEMORIAL DAY PARADE,  tune to Atlantic Broadband Channel 95, or visit aikenstandard. com/astv.   

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