Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 5, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Vol. 145, No. 95
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50*Mississippi fugitive caught in AikenWoman wanted for shooting husband arrested after local traffic stop
By KAREN DAILY
An Aiken woman wanted by Mississippi police for allegedly shooting her husband was arrested during a traffic stop in Aiken on Monday and later admitted to her involvement in the assault, according to local police.
Linda Anne Byrd. 49, was stopped near the intersection of Whiskey and East Pine Log roads about
3:45 a.m. when a patrol lieutenant noticed a vehicle weav mg within its lane.
Aiken Public Safety stopped the motorist, identified the driver and, through a national computer search, learned she was driving under suspension and was wanted for aggravated
domestic violence in Mississippi.
According to Aiken Public Safety Sgt. Jake Mahoney, she was entered into a national database on Sunday on allegations that she was armed and at-large.
She had shot her husband with a .357 magnum, he said.
Inside the car, police found a revolver that was loaded with five rounds and one spent cartridge
While being hooked at the Aiken County detention center, police said she admitted to the aggravated assault saving, Oh well, I 'll take that 'cause I shot his aggravating (expletive). "
2011 Masters back to normal
By CAM HUFFMAN
This week, golf fans are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Masters, when a 46-year-old '‘washed up” Jack Nicklaus stormed hack with a Sunday nrnnd of 65 to win his sixth green jacket, ll s a moment that golf writers, patrols and even many w ho weren’t even alive to see it, still discuss today.
Twenty-five > ears fhxn now, we’ll probably all he talking about Phil Mickel-son’s performance in 2010, almost w ith the same glow that lights up so many faces when reminiscing about The Golden Bear’s heroics all those years ago.
Lefty’s shot between two pine trees on No. 13 won’t soon be forgotten, and his embrace with his wife Amy, who was on the golf course for the find time since being diagnosed with breast cancer 11 months pm*, was a story even Universal Studios could not have wnucn.
But as memorable as last year’s tournament was, I’ll always think hack to it w ith a bad taste in my mouth because of the way it shuted.
That Monday was anything but typical when liger
Byrd was detained by local police who notified the authorities in Mississippi.
Public Safety also found a liquor bottle in the passenger seat and a bag with
medication that had been prescribed to her husband.
Investigators said they also learned that Byrd had an outstanding warrant with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
While being booked at the Aiken County detention center, police said she* admitted to the aggravated assault saying, “Oh well,
I’ll take that ’cause I shot his aggravating (expletive).” Byrd is also charged with illegal transport of legal liquor and driving under suspension.
She is being held at the Aiken County detention center.
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Hole of the Day - Camellia
Hole No. 10, par 4. 495 yards ^
NINE DAILY FACTS TO MASTER THE WEEK
William Tyler Jr., Springfield
John Paul Marshall Sr.,
Ridge Spring Brodie River Potts, Augusta
Staff photo by Cam Huffman Talented young players like Anthony Kim, shown during Monday's practice round, should get more of the spotlight this year without the focus on Tiger Woods.
More coverage from the Masters. 17A, 1B
Woods held hts first news conference after a four-month soap opera that began when he crashed his cai into a tree in November 2009, leading to news of multiple affairs and other poor choices that ruined his image and apparently hi- golf game.
The normally laid-back Monday attitude was gone, and everybody bt the press uh nu seemed to be on edge, deciding what earth-- fullering questions to ask and discussing the approach that Tiger should take to hest limit the damage
Plata* ae* MASTERS, page 7A
Rev. Patricia Ann Wells Gambrel!,
Sally Manor Wallace Kersey,
Deaths and Funerals 16A
Bung an umbrella. Today will be much cooler,
with a high of 66 and a low ot 58. According to WJBF meteorologist George Meyers, there is a 80 percent chance of ram.
8 a.m. - Gates open
9 a.m. to ll a m. - Masters - On The Range live video coverage
AH Day <9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Live video coverage of Player Interviews Pre-Toumament press conferences
Live video coverage of player interviews (schedule to be announced) Gates close at 6:30 p.m.
A long hole that can play shorter if doves catch the slope in the fairway. Difficult to save par from the bunker right of the green. The putting surface slopes from right to left. Has played as one of the most difficult holes in Masters history.
“It seems that everyone has pretty much got Mickelson in the green jacket Sunday
evening, and there s not much use in turning up at this point. He's a great player around Augusta, and if you finish ahead of him, you've got a decent chance." — Graeme McDowell
AP file photo
50 years ago: In another Monday flush because of ram, Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign bom Masters champion in a tournament that also was remembered for Arnold Palmer's collapse Player built a four-shot lead over Palmer going into the final round, only for Palmer to charge Bito the lead by playing 3-under par. But on the 18th hole, Palmer fat into the bunker, bladed hts shot into another bunker and took double bogey for a 71 to finish one shot behind. Player closed with a 74. It was the first year the Masters awarded winners a trophy that was a replica of the Augusta National clubhouse.
In the beginning
Golfer Gene Sarazen, center, receiving a check Ibr $1,500 from Grarrtiand Rice, left, for winning the Augusta National Tournament m Augusta, on Apnl 8,
1935. Sarazen beat Craig Wood, right, to win the tournament, By most accounts, only about 2,000 people gathered around the 15th hole at Augusta National late Sunday afternoon in 1935, the second year o( a tournament that eventually would be called the Masters.
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