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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 29, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina ""ippiiiliiiii mmmmmm.. mmmm Aiken Tipsey's owner countersues ByANNADOLIANITIS Staff writer Aiken Tipsey McStumbles owner Chris Griffin has filed a counterclaim against the Augusta Tipsey McStiimbles and its owner alleging that, in fact, the Augusta location is unlawfidly using the Tipsey's name, logo and trade dress -not th? other way around, as a civil suit filed against Gri^ claims. Griffin is asking a U.S. Dis trict Court judge in Augusta to order the A.ugusta location of Tipsey McStumbles, owned by Michael Anglin, to stop using the Tipsey trademark. Anglin alleged in his April 14 lawsuit that Griffin, opened a pub with the same name in the Alley on St. Patrick's Day, stole the name and logo of the pub, as well as the pub's Catholic schoolgirl waitress attire and unique decor. Please see TIPSEY, page 16A Sunday May 29,20II Vol. 145, No. 149 Tcxla/sVyéattier High w Low 65® Full forecast 116C www.aikenstandard.com Can a business refuse to accept legal tender? Youbetitcaa By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer ustomers have a hard time paying for goods or ser^ vices at some businesses if they hand over a bill with a denomination larger than $20. Yet eveiy note printed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, regardless of its denomination, is marked as "legal tender for all debts, public and private," and, unless counterfeit, is a completely legal way to pay for things. So, how can some businesses get away with refusing to accept certain bills, and why do some have that pol%? The thing is» it is perfectly within an est^lishment's rights to refuse to accept biiUs higher than $20. There is no federal law fequir-a ^vate business or other entl-^ # íash, lOHpli Íeíís hÚls with certain (lenominatíQns. "There is no fedei^ statue mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as payment for goods and/or services," according to U.S. Treasury spokesperson Sandra Salstrom. "Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a state law which says otherwise. Movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy." The neighborhood Subway may not accept bills hi^er than $20, a policy which is up to the person who owns that location. There are no corporate Subway locations, only franchises. "The reason is moré of a security issue, and it really is up to the fran- MEMORIAL DAY PARADE chisee," said Subway spokesperson Wes Winograd. 'The logic is to get people to understand there are not large amounts of change on hand." Many businesses do not .wish to keep stacks of cash in their registers' tills in the event of a robbery to prevent a large loss. Cash registers are checked throughout the day in order to maintain a "float," and the excess cash and checks deposited in a safe. Register "float" is the minimum amount of money that must stay in the till to make change. For businesses keeping their cash drawers thin as matter of policy, it frequently complicates things when a customer pays with a large bill, especially for a modest tab. That means there is that much less change for the next customer. "If you have a $16 check and pay with a $50, they're going to have to come up with that difference," said Karen Edgington, professor of business at use Aiken. "There goes their 10s and 20s." Students race at career center iMM staff photo by Rob Novit And they're off! Aiken County Career Center students watch as teams race model cars they built from kits. By ROB NOVIT Senior writer The car racing featured amazing speeds, risky gambles, spectacular wrecks and a lot of trash-talking -just like a NASCAR event. Of course, these cars were about 18 inches long and built from a kit by Aiken County Career and Technology Center students for the first TechCar 33 race. A total of 12 teams - each representing a specific career field - competed in separate heats of six teams each for 33 laps. The top two teams fix)m each heat competed for the championship. Tal^ the inaugural title was the machine tool technology team, composed of instructor Quentin Cooks and team members Keith Gregoiy, Anthony Harris, Nikki Powell, WiUiam Please see CAREER, page 16A Augustine John "AJ" Gorman, Aiken Cody M. Kyzer, Fairvlew Margaret Wilcher Maness, North Augusta Deaths and Funerals 16A COMINGMONDAY As one of Hannah Price's brothers was finishing Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mocl<ingbird" for class, the 12-year-old middle school student was busy saving one. See Monday's edition of the ¡Siiken ^tanbarlt for more on this story. staff photo by Ashleey Williamson As her family waited for the parade to begin, 11-month-old Reagan Leopard, appropriately dressed for the occasion, finishes up a chicken nugget before the parade begins. Families celebrate memory of fallen See more photos on 7-8A. By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON Staff writer Local community members and residents of surrounding towns lined the streets of downtown Aiken on Saturday to honor fallen soldiers during the annual Memorial Day Parade, presented by the James L. Hammons Marine Corps League Detachment 939. Please see MEMORIAL, page 16A What will be closed on Memorial Day? The following will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day: • Aiken Chamber of Commerce • Aiken County Government offices • City of A^iken government • Department of f\/Iotor Vehicles • Aiken County landfill and recycling centers • Aiken County schools • Post office • Public libraries • Aiken Housing Authority • South Carolina government offices • Federal government offices •.Banks, including: Security Federal Bank Regions Bank Wachovia (Wells Fargo) VistaBank > Southern Bank & Trust : Bank of America : First Citizens Savannah River Banking Company SRP Federal Credit Union S.C. State Credit Union Aiken Technical College will be open and classes will be held at use Aiken. Announcements 5-6C Announcements 5-6C Calendar 3C Crossword 2C Comics INSIDE DearAbby 4C Horoscopes 4C Movie Listings 3C Opinions 14-15A Sports IB TV Listings INSIDE Weather 16A Southlawn Cemetery & Mausoleum Aiken s Premier Cemetery Considermg Cremation? 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