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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 21, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 IN THE NEWS  SUBMITTED PHOTO  SEE LOCAL NEWS 2A  BI LO RIFT CARD GIVEAWAY  Fogle 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 FOGLE    Monday.  TODAY'S FORECAST  92  SEE WEATHER 12C  REPORTER VIDEO  SCREENSHOT  Take a look at City’s new electric truck  • Take a ride in the City’s new public service electric truck by taking a look at this reporter video.  VISIT AIKENSTANDARO.COM  LOCAL POLL  Should Clemson leave the ACC for the SEC?  STAFF PHOTOS 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?  STAFF PHOTOS BY ROB NOVIT  OPEN SESAME? Aiken Middle School s *fn-graders Sheman Lee, left, and Chris McCarty tackle the mystery of Chris’ locker during homeroom last .veek  Locks with combinations a sign of change for new sixth-graders  BY ROB NOVIT  rnovit@aikenstandard com  According to the website  www.ehow , com, the combination lock dates back some 800 years.  It didn’t become more widely used until the 10th century. Technology continued to evolve the lock in the 20th century, and it remains in the 21st century an entrenched it' ubiquitous tool for securing sheds, bicycles and of course, the school locker.  SEE LOCKERS, 5A  STAFF PHOTOS BV ROB NOVIT  THIRD TIMES A CHARM: Hope Mason, another Aiken Middle sixth-grader, gets pretty intense about opening her locker  Expo marks 60 years of eco studies within CSR A  BY SUZANNE R. STONE  sstone@aikenstandard, 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 FtheiTedge Center for tire Performing Arts at USC Aiken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. and exhibits of wildlife and cur-  more photos on page 5A.  See inure rent research projects  by the Savannah River Ecology Lab, the Savannah River National Laboratory', 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, v ital research being (kale there,’’ said SRS Heritage Foundation president Walt  Presenters included Joseph; I XII -SR site manager Dave Coleman on the early history of ecology at SRS, SRLL’s Whit Gibbons on the Site’s alphabet soup of agency acronyms, Jack Corey of the I briner Savannah Rn cr laboratory on DuPont’s em tronmentaJ program from 1951-1989, SRNL’s Brum Looney' on SRNL’s present and future programs, SRNL’s ( huck Hunter on atmospheric technology programs and John Blake on the U.S. Forestry Sen ice’n programs at SRS  “One look, and I knew I could do things here I couldn't do anywhere else in the world. I 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 guy s who came here in the 1950s. Within two years, Aiken had gone from having nothing to hay mg a finished operating reactor. Those were exciting times rn Aiken, and Ruth Patrick so impressed DuPont with her em ironmeniaJ approaches that they used them in building a Texas plant and asked lier to help evaluate other sites. Her em tronmentalism permeated DuPont's culture along w uh its safety first philosophy ”  SEE SRS 5A  Halloween stores set to reopen for holiday  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.  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.  Yes 23 81%  No 40.48%  I dont caw 35 71%  ‘Taken from an online poll as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday Visit  www.aikenstandard.com  to vote in today’s poll.  AREA DEATHS  Clarice M. “Teddie” DeLony, Aiken Shirley Helton, Aiken Darrell T. Johnson, Columbia Margaret Patterson, Aiken Douglas Philip Springfield, Aiken Albert Quilter Sr., North Augusta John A. Stone, Aiken  SEE DEATHS AND FUNERALS 6A  INSIDE  Announcements .. 5-6C    Living On The Go......1C  Calendar...............  3C    Movie Listings...........3C  Classifieds...............ID    Opinions .....14-15A  Crossword   2C    Sports...,...*....,.,.........1B  Comics ... INSIDE TV Listings...... INSIDE  Horoscopes..........  4C    Weather...   12C  BY ANNA DOLIANITIS   adolianitis@aikenstandaid.com   In just a couple of months, Aiken County children and adult* 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  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 I or where the location will be. WHEN?: Halloween Express is  employees.  Halloween Express, a stand atone store that stays at its location but is not open for business all throughout the year, is preparing to officially  open its doors for the Halloween season on Sept. I, according to store manager Mit/i Sharp.  “When it is not Halloween, it is open for fireworks,” Sharp said. “We have to take everything out for fireworks, and then we just bring in and set up  open from 10 a m. until 9 p m, Monday 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  shetv mg 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  p m illinium  I 'iN}4009"0000z” ■*  COMINGUP-  Are fiteflies fiom the Carolinas?  Look tor it rn the Mn* #Utfb4f1   

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