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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 20, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 your io-cai smnm since 1867  fl  h ' -TV  i  AIKEN COUNTY FOOTBALL  Strom Thurnrond 45, Williston-EIko 8 RSM19,Wiitliiiie6 Pelion19,Wagener-Salley6 Fox Ciieèk 18, Branchville 0  SEE FULL COVEMBE Of FMDAY'S BAMES, 1B  IN THE NEWS  STAFF PHOTO BY HALEY HUGHES  Four local young men plan on offering juggling classes  • Steven Kekacs, Erik Brown, Will Victor and Spencer Riehl love the sport and simply want to teach others and share with others the tectirUQues they have t}een perfecting. It is not ufHJSual for the four to gather and spend hours on end juggling with one another, they said.  SEE LOCAL NEWS, 2A  .5 •  Putting course opens at Aiken Golf Club  •The James M. McNairSr. Memorial Putting Course officially opened at Aiken Golf Club on Thursday, featuring entertainment, refreshments and a tournament.  SEE LOCAL NEWS, 5A  Deposed: Burger King to retire 'The King' mascot  •Burger King Corp. on Friday said it is retiring "The King" mascot, a man with an oversized plastic head and creepy smile.  $EE NATIONAL NEWS, 12A  lALKBACK  Bachmann just wants fame and fortune  Michelle Bachman knows she will not win the presidential election. She wants to be Sarah Palin and maRe money like Sarah does with books, speeches and endorsements.  pEETALKBACK,3A  t'  ^rS FORECAST  94  SfE WEATHER, 60  JennoriiA Undy, Wegener IhMyDeLony, Aiken Jifi Tracy BlodsotiAikdn Marguerite Noah StiiUini, Aiken  SEE DEATHS AND FUNERAU,6A  INSIDE  Calendar  ........9C Horoscopes.........46  ........2D Movie Listings.....SC  CiiVsword;.......:...4C Sports......«..........ID  Comics....^^.......... 10 TV Listings..........ID  SATURDAY,  VOL. 145 NO. 232 • 500  School bus crashes  I  in North Augusta  DY KAREN DAILY   kdaily@aikenstanclarcl.com   Following a school bus accident in North Augusta on Friday, the 64-year-old uiivci will be charged with driving too fast for conditions when she is released from an area hospital, North Augusta Public Safety officers said:  Vickie A. Adams, of Silver Fox Way in North Augusta, is being treated at the Medical College of Georgia with what officials said were not life-threatening injuries. Officers said Adams couldn't stop the vehicle after her purfee fell between the brake pedal and the floorboard.  There were nine students on board, said Sgt. Tim Thornton, spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety. He said their injuries were all "bumps and bruises - very, very, very  STAFF raoro BY nrrms BRin SCHOOL BUS WRECK: A single-vehicle wreck occurred on tt5 River Wind Drive In Savannah Barony on Friday morning. An Aiken County school bus hit a mailbox and then a tree coming to rest in the homeowners' yard.  minor," he added.  Some of the students were headed to Paul Knox Middle School and others to North Augusta High School.  Four students were,transported to MCGI by ambu- SEE DUS, 14A  lance and were treated and released. The other five were taken to the hospital by family members.  STAFF PHOTO BY ANNA DOUANITIS PATIENTLY WAITING: A couple hundred people began lining up outside the Goodwill Career Campus early Friday morning waiting for the new store's grand opening at 10 a.m.  Hundreds line up for grand opening of new Goodwill store  DY ANNA DOUANITIS   adolianitis@aikenstandard.com   Goodwill Industries celebrated the official opening of phase I of the new Goodwill Career Campus on Pine Log Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony before opening its doors to the couple hundred people who lined the front of the building to be among the first shoppers.  The first phase consists of a Goodwill retain training store, a donation drive-through and a Job Connection career center that will help members of the community to find and prepare for job opportunities in the workforce.  The 18,000-square-foot superstore consists of clothing, housewares, toys and other items ■ that are donated by the community and sold in the store at bargain prices.  The store is part of a larger plan,, said Jim Stiff, Goodwill hidustries president and CEO for Middle Georgia and the CSRA.  SEE GOODWILL, 14A  Bachmann, Perry stump in South Carolina  Bachmann: Voters concerned about obs, not gaffes  DYDRUCE SMITH  Associated Press  MOUNT PLEASANT — Voters are more concerned about jobs and the economy than an occasional gaffe by a candidate. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday.  Bachmaim who made two appearances before enthusiastic crowds on the strongly Republican South Carolina coast, also said the appeal that helped her win last week's straw poll in Iowa will carry over into South Carolina, which has the first GOP presidential primaiy in the South.  SEEDACNMANN.IOA  AP PHOTO  FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH:  Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks to supporters outside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Friday.  AP PHOTO  FROM OUT OF THE WEST:  Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks to members of the South Carolina GOP during a lunch in Columbia on Friday.  Texas Gov. Rick Perry brings job message to highly jobless S.C.  DY JIM DAVENPORT  Associated Press  FLORENCE -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's timing was good for delivering a jobs message to South Carolina's Republican primary voters.  As the GOP presidential candidate headed to an event at a Florence hospital Friday, the state released a jobs report that showed South Carolina's ailing job picture had gotten worse: 10.9 percent unemployment in July, up from 10.4 percent a month earlier. That's .one of the highest state unemployment rates in the nation and the worst for an early primary state.  SEE PERRY, 10A  yff  SUNBELT NISSAN  45 Years of Customer Satisfaction  . NewandCertifieclPra-OwiMcl Nissans for less... up to  $11,000offMSRP.  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