Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 3, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
Who will battle Monday for the NCAA title? | IB
SOPRANO FOR SPRING
Renowned opera singer to perform this month | IC
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RIN WITH THE RIVER
Workshop brings to surface online bullying
► Earlier this week, McCampbeU Middle PTO held an informational workshop on issues their children are impacted by that are related to the Internet. 12A
Tucson shooting victim honored with 911 memory
» A statue in honor of Chnstna-Taykx Green was unveiled just before a Little League season opener Friday, with ChnstmaTaytof s mother, father and brother present to watch. 19A
FOA may bring counts on calories to menus
I Requirements by FOA may force chain restaurants to dearly post the amount
of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-through lanes j 11A
Lethe Fox Matthews,
Rev. William Tyler Jrv
Deaths and Funerals 16A
Tee time to bring full coverage for print, online, TV
INSIDE: Aiken resident John Boyette , signs new book on experiences covering annual tournament | 3A
The coming week is always one of my favorites of the year. It gets a little busy at times - trying to thoroughly cover The Masters for golf tans around the area and those out-of-town guests looking to read as much as possible about the tournament can be a daunting task, at times - but w ho can complain about spending the day at Augusta National'?
That being said. our focus is not im enjoying pimento cheese sandwiches and picking up souvenirs for our friends but on providing our readers with the best coverage
PACERS & POLO
possible online, on television and in print. Our plan for the 2011 Masters is
bigger and better than ever.
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w e taped CAM thy viziers
“(hi the Sports Front." at The Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken.
See MASTERS, page 13A
Photos courtesy of Grace Beahm/Posf and Courier Th* Cooper River Bridge Run held Saturday brought more than 300 residents from Aiken County.
Two Ethiopians take wins in both divisions
Final jewel of area’s Triple Crown brings new, familiar faces
INSIDE: Biddie Realty wins event | IB
Silent auction returns to event
INSIDE: More than 300 residents from Aiken County participated Saturday. 112A
By ANDREW MILLER end PHILIP M. BOWMAN
Poet and Cooner
Lelisa Desisa was tit front when it mattered most.
The 11 -year-old Kthiopian used a strong kick over the final 400 meters to beat defending champion Sindh Ndrangu and win the 34th Cooper Kin cr Bridge Run, cav ering the IO kilometers from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston in a 28 minutes, 59 seconds.
Dc st sa beat Ndrangu by 2 seconds for the men’s overall title at the front of an event-record 34,690 tinishers.
With a steady headwind, Desisa spent most of the race drafting off Ndrangu, Ntving his energy and biding his time for the final sprint lo the finish.
“It was a strong wind up on the bridge,*’ Desisa said through an interpreter. *T didn’t want lo waste my energy running into the wind, so I stayed behind him waiting until we were near the finish line.”
Desisa made his move just before the turn onto Wentworth Street, approx inanely 400 meters from the finish line By the time Desisa had rounded the eomer onto
More than 40,000 people attended the Charleston event including runners from Ethiopia, Kenya and Russia.
Meeting Street, he held a five-meter lead over Ndrangu with HK) meters to go.
See BRIDGE RUN, page 12A
Staff photo by Ashley Williamson Eighteen-month-old Landon Harwood enjoyed spending time at Pacers & Polo with his grandparents, Hugh and Nancy Harwood, and his mom, Heather Harwood.
By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON
An estimated 3,500 people made their w ay out
to the Powderhouse Polo Fields Saturday to enjoy the sunshine, food and the Pacers Sc Polo event, the third and final jewel of the 2011 Triple Crown.
Nearly 600 VIP ticket holders enjoyed a steak lunch by Outback, complete with an open bar underneath the VIP tent, and thousands of others set up blankets, chairs and tents around the Polo fields to hav e a good time and watch the games with friends and family.
Sydney Bozeman and her husband, Don, attend the Triple Crow n off and on; this year marks the third year they’ve attended the Pacers Sc Polo event.
"I love being able to picnic and watch the horses stomping divots,” she
By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON
For ma years now, the DSC Aiken Alumni Association has set up a silent auction at every Triple Crown Polo event, and, this year, they decided to do things a little hit differently.
“This year, we decided to focus on theme baskets, said Delta Miles, chair of the silent auction “We wanted to have different themes with our auction items for people yvho took around, to maybe see something the> J want for themselves or a member of their tam i!>”
See AUCTION, page 13A
said as she bent down to pet her dog, Miss Maddie, who she said she brings along to events “as long as my husband lets me. she laughed. “This is just a wonderful event; we love coming.”
Please see POLO, page DA
Get a look at this year’s Masters golf tournament, featuring some of the world’s most recognized athletes on the turf.