Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 4, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Vol. 145, No. 94
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8 a.m. - Gates open
9 a.m. to I 1 a.m. - Masters - On The Range live video coverage All Day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Live video coverage of Player Interviews
Pr .-Tournament press conferences
Live video coverage of player interviews (schedule to be announced) Gates close around 6:30 p.m.
The field - 5:2 T ger Woods - 3:1 Jhil Mickelson - 7:1 Lee Westwood -12:1
Grame McDowell - 20:1 Rory Mcllroy - 20:1 Martin Kaymer - 22 Dustin Johnson - 2! Paul Casey-25:1
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NINE DAILY FAGS TO MASTER THE WEEK
Hole of the Day - Carolina Cherry
^ Hole No. 9, par 4, 460 yards.
; ‘a£L»«., Tee shot should be aimed down
the right side for a good angle into the green, which features • two large bunkers to the left. Any approach that is should could spnng w some 25 yards back into the fairway.
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Where is Augusta National?
To get there, hop on 1-20 and head west. Follow the ample number of
signs directing you to parking.
What not to bring
You're welcome to bring a camera today. Just make sure it's not a cell phone camera. Cell phones are among the many items that are prohibited at Augusta National. And, while you can bring your cameras in during practice rounds, they are not allowed during the tournament days. Among other prohibited items: bags, backpacks, purses and packages (personal bags such as fanny packs, etc., no larger than 10 inches wide by 5 inches tall by 5 inches deep are allowed), beepers/electronic devices, weapons of any kind (regardless of permit), alcoholic beverages, beverage containers/coolers, flags/ banners/signs, folding armchairs/rigid type chairs or stools, ladders/ periscopes, radios/TVsAape recorders, strollers and walkie talkies.
75 years ago: In the third year of what was then caked the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, Horton Smith won for the second time with rounds of 68-72 on Monday. Rain washed out the opening round Thursday and postponed play Sunday. In the fourth round, Smith rallied from a three-shot deficit against Harry “Ughthorse" Cooper by chipping in from 50 fem on the 14th and making birdie on the 15th. Smith closed with a 72. Cooper, who never won a major but was four times a runner-up, shot 76
Texas A&M, Notre Dame
to vie for women’s title
► No 2 Texas AAM upsets No 1 Stanford 63-62 while No 2 Notre Dame topped No 1 UConn to advance to
the NCAA tide, game 12B
Local agency uses iPad for autistic children
> KmderKkte uses iPad applications that are especially catered toward kids who have special needs. I SA
Frances "Sue" Holley Wood, Aiken
Today will be a hot, sunny day with a high of 85 and a low tonight of 54. According to WBJF Meteorologist George Meyers, there is a 0 percent chance of rain.
Facts and figures:
ukt tar Mickelson won his third green jacket by dos ing with a 5-under 67 and providing one shot that will be replayed for years. With a pine tree blocking his view of the 13th green. Mickeison Nt 6-iron to about 5 feet, and while he missed the putt, the birdie kept him ahead of Lee Westwood. Earlier, Mickelson made two clutch pars from the trees on the ninth and 10th holes. He had a 16-under 272, the lowest score since 2001. While the final horn’ lacked (kame, die emotion came at the end. His wife, Amy, was waiting for him off the 18th green. It was her first time on the golf course since being diagnosed with breast cancer the previous May.
Masters trivia question
How wek do you know the Masters champions?
I. Who won the first Masters? a) Bobby Jones
b.) Horton Smith
c.) Gene Saracen
See page 7A for the answer.
Deaths and Funerals
By ROB NOVIT
When Ed Meek was given the opportunity to take a business trip to Hawaii this past week, his response was immediate: He turned it down.
A purchasing agent with the Ansaldo STS technology finn in Batesburg,
Meek didn’t want to break a commitment to teach eighth-graders at two rural Aiken County middle schools about making the right choices in their lives.
. Meek arni two other Ansal
do employees visited RS-M Elementary/Middle School and Busbce-C orbett Elementary/Middie School ova' tour days. They introduced to the students a formal program called Choices, focusing on decision-making, nm e-management, career exploration and more. The Ansaldo plant supported and financially sponsored their appearance.
After high school, Meek spent three years in die U.S. Army. He later was working in Virginia when his employer insisted lie enroll in college - a decision he has never regretted. He remains
Staff photo by Amy Barton Wagener Mayor Mike Miller sits in his office with Buddy, the rescued Rottweiler he adopted.
Abused dog becomes heart of community
By AMY BANTON
The mayor of Wagener defines why dog is man’s best friend.
Buddy, a lovable Rottweiler. was adopted by Mayor Mike Miller in late December and has quickly became a member of the community.
"He doesn't meet a stranger at al!,%md he certainly doesn't meet an enemy," Miller said.
Most recently, Buddy made a visit to Wagener’s library, meeting some children and letting them give him big hugs. Buddy takes all the love he can get because this 2-year-old dog had a rough start to his life.
Buddy was first seen by Jamie Preacher, the town s water operator who was cutting off sen ice to a residence lor nonpayment. Buddy was tied near the meter, and Preacher was hesitant to approach it so he called for assistance from the local police. They discovered the dog was actually quite friendly and attention-starved, Miller said.
About two weeks later, the Rottweiler was seen again.
“He doest! t meet a stranger at all, and he certainly doesn) meet an enemy."
running up to the same police officers who assisted Preacher with the water meter. They noticed hts face was swollen and a chain was embedded in his neck.
"He was just a humble dog; his injuries looked severe,” Miller said. "You could count his ribs.”
Aiken t (Minty Animal C ontrol picked up the dog and the medical stall’ treated his injuries What was found embedded in the Rottweiler’s neck was shocking: a metal clothes hanger, shoelaces, electric cords and clothesline, Miller said.
Boldly Arthurs, chiel enforcement officer with the Aiken C ounty Animal Shelter, said that type of injury is
Please see BUDDY, page TA
Umbrellas may be needed on Tuesday
Start photo by Rob Novit
Batesburg businessman Ed Meek, right, talks with Busbee-Corbett eighth-graders about making good choices during recent presentations at the sc hook From left are Quintin Clemmons, Shyheim Jones and Cody Rogers.
Program encourages students to focus on education, future
appreciative of that mentor’s encouragement.
"The number of high school dropouts is such a horrendous problem,” Meek said "People have to get more ins olved. I didn’t have any idea about what to expect w ith this (C hoices) program, but it has been a very rewarding experience.”
Meek has tvvli impressed with the students al both schools for their attentiveness and their comments about continuing their education after high school.
Please see CHOICES, page 7A
By HALEY HUGHES
Forecasters are calling for accommodating weather this week for the 2011 Masters Tournament with the exception of Tuesday during the practice rounds.
There is an 80 percent chance of ram and thunderstorm* Tuesday morning before noon giving way to partly cloudy skies later rn die afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The daytime high will be in the mid-60s The front is expected to roil into the area Monday night with a OO percent chance of rain and thunderstorms beginning around midnight.
Scoreboards and message boards at Augusta National will display weather warning Mgns in advance of inclement weather. T hose attending the tournament, especially on Tuesday, are adv ised to keep an eye on the boards and take precautions even before
play is suspended according to the tournament website Suspension of play will be signaled by an air him a Mmiiar alert.
Umbrellas and/or rain jackets are permitted on the course Personal hags and purses may not be larger than IO inches wide, 5 inches tall or 5 inches deep
The practice rounds today and Wednesday and tournament play the rest of the week should take place without any weather impediments.
Today w ill be sunny ami bree/) with highs in die rnid-80s. Wind gusts could get as high as TO miles per hour. Tonight's low will be in the mid~50s.
Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny with highs in the 70s. Friday will be partly cloudy w ith highs in the low 80s Saturday through Sunday, the day the w inner will don the green jacket, the
PIMM SM WEATHER, page TA