Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Share Page

Aiken Standard: Monday, May 30, 2011 - Page 1

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 30, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 M E MMR I A L DAY 2011  145 NO 150 • MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011 • YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867 • 50«  What will be closed today?  The following will De closed today in observance OI Memorial Day:  • Aiken Chamber of Commerce  • Aiken County Government offices  • City of Aiken government  • Department of Motor 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 USO Aiken.  To save a mockingbird  Staff photo by Amy Stanton  Hannah Price spends time with Chicken Nugget a baby mockingbird she and her mother found several weeks ago.  ■ 12-year-dd whose father is deployed in Iraq gives bird second chance.  By AMY BANTON  Staff writer  aw  As one of Hannah Price’s brothers was finishing Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” tor class, she was busy saving one.  T he 12*ycar-old Kennedy Middle School student and her mother, I Kris, found a baby mockingbird that had lost its way from its nest about three weeks ago.  What was then a gray ball of fluff now resembles a smaller v ersion of an adult northern mockingbird as it has begun to sprout tail and wing feathers, dev eloping  the prominent white lines that flash when flying.  The baby bird was spotted in the Millbrook Baptist Church parking lot and was being chased by other children trying to catch it. Hannah and her mother scooped it up and searched for the nest, listening for any calls (rom a frantic mother.  C hris said neither the bird’s mother nor the nest could be found, and Hannah begged her to take the nestling home to care for it.  Chris had rescued abandoned or lost baby birds before in high school and remembered how exciting it was for her, so she agreed.  At that time, they weren’t sure if the little bird was going to make it as it was very dehydrated. They started the bird on a dict of saturated dog food, which  is high in protein, and water from an eyedropper, Chris said.  Now a fledgling and quite vocal, the bird, who was dubbed Chicken Nugget by Hannah, can fly about 30 feet and enjoys mealworms or grasshoppers her daughter catches iii their yard, Chris said.  “It's amazing how fast they grow,” Chris said.  For the last three weeks,  I lannah has gotten up around 4:30 a m. to care for Chicken Nugget and comes home from school to spend time outside with it to help it adjust to being outdoors. They have kept the bird inside a large cage with a branch indoors but try to keep it outside as much as possible.  PIMM see BIRO, page 16A           Constance Elliott  Bath  DeMarc Jordan Ginyard,  Wagener  Tommy Brodie Gantt  Concord, NC.      Deaths and Funerals    16A                Calendar    3C      Classifieds    5B      Crossword    SC      Comics    AC      Dear Abby    SC      Horoscopes    sc      Movie Listings    3C      Opinions    ISA      Puzzles    SC      Sports    IB      TV Listings    2C      Weather    16C     Drain defect causes issues for pools, spas nationally  ■ Houndslake pool unaffected by potential hazard.  By JENNIFER MILLER  Staff writer  Three years atter swim* ming pools and spas were  -  SEB  forced to install new drain covers, many will have to replace the covers because of a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.  Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com* mission announced the recall because of incorrect w ater flow ratings.  The commission is urgipg public pools with recalled covers to close until they can be replaced, and private pool owners should contact the maker of their drain cover immediately, according to a report in USA Today.  Several local pool officials couldn’t be reached Friday  to find out if the drain covers on those pools were among those recalled.  At Houndslake, officials said their drams are not part of the recall and had passed the state Department of Health and Environmental Control inspection.  The Consumer Product  Safety Commission said in a new s release that the recalled dram covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard. They were manufactured between  Please see POOL, pege 16A  Our 43,500 readers will spend  $5.4 million on orthodontics this year  Call 803.644.2371 for more information.  &ftten ^tanbark I aikenstandard.com  e-'scoov^QOQOi*" 1 *   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

10 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 155 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication