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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 21, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867  i  IN THE NEWS  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011  V0L145.NO. 233 *S1.00  SUBMITTED PHOTO  Director seeks deaf, hearing impaired actors for lesser God'  •The Aiken Community Playhouse is calling for a select group of actors to audition for its next production of the season.  SEE LOCAL NEWS, 2A  BI-LO GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY  Fogie receives gift card in Bi-Lo giveaway  • Nancy Fogle was Saturday's winner of the Bi-Lo Gift Card Giveaway. Golding will receive a $100 Bi-Lo gift card. Sign up for your chance to win at deals, aikensavvyshopper. com. One winner will be notified via email each day until Monday  STAFF BHOTOS BY ROB NOVIT  ACCESS DENIED: Aiken Middle School sixth-grader Princess Cable can't hide her disappointment when the Bombination lock doesn't spring open. Happily, she was all smiles a few minutes later when the lock finally yielded.  LOCKED OUT?  SCREENSHOT  Taice a ioolc at City's new electric trucic  • Take a ride in the City's new public service electric truck by taking a look at this reporter video.  VISITAIKENSTANDARD.COM  STAFF PHOTOS BY ROB NOVIT  OPEN SESAME? Aiken Middle School sixih-graders Sheman Lee, left, and Chris McCarty tackle the mystery of Chris' locker during homeroom last week.  Locks with combinations a sign of change for new sixth-graders  BY ROB NOVIT  movit@aikenstandarcl.coni  Should Clemson leave the ACC for the SEC?  According to the website  www.ehow . com, the combination lock dates back some 800 years.  It didn't become more widely used until the 19th century. Technology continued to evolve the lock in the 20th century, and it remains in the 21st century an entrenched if ubiquitous tool for securing sheds, bicycles and of course, the school locker.  SEE LOCKERS, 5A  STAFF PHOTOS BY ROB NOVIT  THIRD TIMES A CHARM: Hope Mason, another Aiken Middle sixth-grader, gets pretty intense about opening her locker  photos on  STAFF PHOTO BY SUZANNE STONE  STUDYING SCIENCE: Deborah McMurtrie shows Anna, Lane and Sam Reeves a snake at the SRS Heritage Foundation's expo Saturday at USC Aiken.  Expo marks 60 years of eco studies within CSRA  BY SUZANNE R. STONE  sstone@ail(enstanclard. com  The SRS Heritage Foundation held an expo Saturday celebrating 60 years of environmental science at the Savannah River Site.  The event included presentations at the Etherredge Center for the Performing Arts at USC Aiken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and exhibits of wildlife and cur-  1II88 llilli V rent research projects by the Savannah River Ecology Lab, the Savannah River l151flD Sfl National Laboratory',  |ICII|li the SRS Heritage  Foundation and the Hitchcock Woods Foundation at the Ruth Patrick Science Center. The event was free, but a catered buffet lunch for participants required advance registration and a fee.  "We just felt it was time to let people know that the Site is more than just bombs and weapons. There's so much fascinating, vital research being done there," said SRS Heritage Foundation pKisident Walt Jf^^fT""' ^ - ~ -  Presenters included Joseph; IX:)E-SR site manager Dave Coleman on the early histoiy of ecology at SRS, SREL's Whit Gibbons on the Site's alphabet soup of agency acronyms, Jack Corey of the former Savannah River Laboratory on EHiPont's environmental program from 1951-1989, SRNL's Brian Looney on SRNL's present and future programs, SRNL's Chuck Hunter on atmospheric technology programs and John Blake on the U.S. Forestry Service's programs at SRS.  "One look, and I knew 1 could do things here I couldn't do anywhere else in the worid. 1 think that's why a lot of us came here in the 1960s," Corey said in his presentation. "Nuclear energy was exciting, the facility was excellent, and we had mentors in all the guys who came here in the 1950s. Within two years, Aiken had gone from having nothing to having a finished operating reactor. Those were exciting times in Aiken, and Ruth Patrick so impressed DuPont with her environmental approaches that they used them in building a Texas plant and asked her to help evaluate other sites. Her environmentalism permeated DuPont's culture along with its safety first philosophy."  SEE SRS, 5A  25  Yes: 23.81% No; 40.48% I don't care: 35.71%  50  75  100  Halloween stores set to reopen for holiday  *Taken from an online poll as of 3:30 p.m.  rturday. Visit  www.aikenstandard.com  to vote today's poll.  AREA DEATHS  Clarice M. "Teddie" DeLony, Aiken Shirley Helton, Aiken parrei! T. Johnson, Columbia Margaret Patterson, Aiken Douglas Philip Springfield, Aiken Aliiert Quiller Sr., North Augusta John A. Stone, Aiken  SEE DEATHS AND FUNERALS, 6A  INSIDE  Announcements ...5-6C Living On The Go......1C  bendar....................3C Movie Listings...........3C  Classifieds.................ID- Opinions............14-15A  Crossword.................2C Sports........................IB  Comics...............INSIDE TV Listings........INSIDE  Horoscopes..............40 Weather..................12C  BY ANNA DOLIANITIS  adolianitis@ail(enstandafd.com  In just a couple of months, Aiken County children and adults will become superheroes, princesses, ghost and goblins for a day, and seasonal Halloween stores in Aiken County are busy setting up shop to help with the transformation.  At least two seasonal stores - Halloween City in Aiken and Halloween Express in North Augusta - have plans to open their doors to help with Aiken County's Halloween costume and accessory needs, and both are hiring seasonal  employees.  Halloween Express, a standalone store that stays at its location but is not open for business all throughout the year, is preparing to officially  WANT TO GO?  WHAT?: Halloween Express will be open for business starting Sept. 1. Halloween City, which will be located in Aiken, has yet to determine when it will open or where the location will be. WHEN?: Halloween Express is  open its doors for the Halloween season on Sept. 1, according to store manager Mitzi Sharp.  "When it is not Halloween, it is op«n for fireworks," Sharp said. "We have to take everything out for fireworks, and then W« just bring in and set up  open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. IVIonday through Saturday and noon until 7 p.m. Sunday. WHERE?: Halloween Express is located at 975 Old Plantation Road, North Augusta FOR MORE INFORMATION, call Halloween Express at 426-1551 and ask for Mitzi.  shelving and costumes."  Even when fireworks were sold this summer, some Halloween merchandise - which was then sold at a discounted price - also sold surprisingly well.  SEE HALLOWEEN. 16A  I \l:i  from the Carolinas?   

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