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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 6, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina NEGATIVE OUTLOOK YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867 IN THE NEWS AP PHOTO 'Go NASA spacecraft heads on 5-year trip to Jupiter • A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets. SEE SCIENCE NEWS, 8A STAFF PHOTO BY JEREMY TIMMERMAN Strom Thurmond High School to join IMidiand Valley in AAA? • With the SCHSL preparing its realignment plan for the 2012-13 school year, several changes could be on the way that impact area schools' athletics. SEE LOCAL SPORTS, 1B TALKBACK Telling it like It Is? Kathleen Parker's column in Monday's paper, "The tea fragger party" was absolutely fantastic. Sure tells it like it is, doesn't she? SEE MORE TALKBACK, 3A TOBAY'S FORECAST ,o SEE WEATHER, 6C s o Iwird Kester Derrick, Johnston HiF. "Frank" Bawl. Johnston ^PE DEATHS AND FUNERALS. 6A ¡NSiOE ~ Slendar..............SC Horoscopes.........40 issifieds...........ID Movie Listings.....9C Crossword...........46 Sports..................IB Comics.................8C TV Listings..........2C SATURDAY, UIjUÒI 0. . CREDIT RATING 114A Local used car dealer charged with fraud BY KAREN DAILY kdaily@ail<enstandard.com An Aiken man who has run a Richland Avenue auto sales business in the City of Aiken for nearly three years ^ has been arrested on allegations he was selling vehicles with liens against them and did not inform the custom- VOL 145 NO. 218 »500 STAFF PHOTO BY SUZANNE STONE SAVING SOME MONEY: Aiken Shoe Dept. Assistant Manager Tomnriy Dicks packages a tax-free backpack for shopper Sharon Jackson on Friday TAX FREE Stores see sales swell during tax holiday BY SUZANNE R.STONE email@example.com Shoppers all over Aiken County sought school supplies and bargains Friday with the start of the South Carolina Tax Free Weekend. Clothing and accessories, computers, shoes, school supplies, bookbags and soft furnishings for bed and bath are exempt from the state's sales and use taxes until midnight Sunday. Shoppers took full advantage, crowding stores botfi large and small. "We've had a good day; people have been buying everything in general, looking for back to school clothing," said Margaret Shea at Fitter Patter Children's Boutique on Laurens Street. "We've been very busy all day," said Marcus Berry, manager at North Augusta's Office Depot. "What's always a good seller for us on tax free weekend is computers, because that's where you get the most bang for your buck, - it's about the biggest tax exempt item we cany. Along with that we sell a lot of computer accessories, printers, monitors and such. We also sell a lot of school supplies, some of everything really. Some "We've had a come m to buy in bulk, because they go through so much filler paper and the like; same with churches and nonprofit organizations. It's a time for everybody to get good deals." Shopper Tracie Curry said she was done with most of her two children's back-to-school shopping, but came in to look for bar;gains. SEE TAX FREE, 14A good day; people have been buying everything in general..." Fitter Pafler Children's Boutique JENKINS ers. Theodore Jenkins Jr., 46, is charged with three counts of obtaining goods by fraud. Jenkins has had a business licence with the City of Aiken since October 2008 for Jenkins Car Care and Auto Sales, but his license is currently delinquent. SEE FRAUD,14A Review by NRC finds no violations at MOX site After two violations were found during first-quarter reviews, Shaw AREVA gets clean bill for second quarter. BYANNADOLIANITIS firstname.lastname@example.org The most recent Nuclear Regulatory Commission review of the $4.8 billion Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility being constructed at the Savannah River Site found no violations during the period between April 1 and June 30. The inspection review conducted for every three-month period is done to determine whether activities authorized by the construction authorization are conducted in a safe manner that complies with NRC requirements by reviewing selected procedures and records, observing activities at the facility and interviewing Shaw AREVA MOX Services personnel. The review looked at engineering processes and design documents, as well as an inspection of the contractor's oversight of subcontractor operations, according to the review document. "Based on the results of this inspection, no violations or deviations were identified," a letter fix)m the conunission to Shaw AREVA President and CEO Kelly Trice read. The MOX facility under construction is intended to become operational by 2016. SEEM0X,14A TRICE
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