Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 15, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Vol. 145, No. 105
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500Sex crime suspect attempts suicide
By KAREN DAILY
An Aiken County detention center inmate charged with multiple sex crimes against children attempted to hang himself late Wednesday in his
cell and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and placed in intensive care, according to officials.
Robert Vernon Patnoude,
26, of 230 Carline Road in Burnettown, faces 23 counts of sex crimes against children.
He was arrested in mid-March on two related sex charges alleging that he had sexually assaulted a 7-year-old boy. He was being held at the detention center when, on Wednesday, he was served with 21 additional warrants alleging
that there was another boy who had also been assaulted over the course of several months.
Shortly after Patnoude moved to Aiken County last May, he liegan to assault the two children, Aiken C ounty Sheriffs Office investigators
Hours after he was serv ed the additional warrants this week, he attempted suicide, said Capt. Troy Elwell, sheriff’s office spokesman.
Please see SUICIDE, page 16A
GlaxoSmithKline announces plan to sell Aiken location
Dozens of men and women for the Cumbee Center.
Staff photo by Karen Daily
gathered in downtown Aiken Thursday's to "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes " during a charity benefit
Men walk in heels to promote domestic violence awareness
By KAREN DAILY
Doyens of area men strutted their stuff in three-inch heels, gold pumps and snappy sandals with the hope that onlookers would not only notice their shoes but also pay attention to the cause they belies e in - ending v to I cnee against women.
Men willing to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to ben-
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efit the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons left the courthouse steps about 6:30 p.m. Thursday and walked to Newberry Street where they could finally rest. There, they rubbed sore feet and ankles and were quick to get hack into their loafers and sneakers.
Scottie Fryar, w uh the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and South Carolina State graduate, said sexual assault
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against women w ill not end until men are w filing to stand up for women in need.
He stood a little taller than usual in three-inch heels.
The event has been held for three years in Aiken.
tach year, diners come out of the restaurants to watch as the parade of men pass by.
This year was no exception. Men, women and children laughed and applauded as the group moved through the Alley ami along downtown streets.
A sun iv or ol abuse, t aro-lyn Met loud, thanked the many men vs ho headed out mto Aiken wearing the towering heels.
“The heels show just how much of a man you really arc, she said to the crowd,
By ANNA DOLIANITIS
The global pharmaceutical and health care company GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday plans to sell its Aiken manufacturing site, which employs 2IO people.
A company spokeswoman said that the company’s intention is to find a buyer who will be willing to keep the location, the equipment and the employees.
The decision wks made based on the company ’s plan to divest several ot its over-the-counter brands
- including atli. Beano, lcotrm, Phazyme, Sominex and Tagamet Stomedinc
- which are manufactured at the Aiken location, according to global communications manager Karen Brown-Tyson.
“This particular site actually manufactured a num ber of those brands w hieh we are looking to divest, so it wasn’t based on the location or the people or
anything like that,” said Brown-Tyson.
The site plans to continue functioning as it typically does until a sale is made, which Brown-Tyson said will hopefully happen by the end of the year.
“We’ll wait patiently until we find a buyer,” Brown-Tyson said.
Economic Developmcnt Partnership Director Will Williams said that he hopes whoever purchases the facility will be inclined to follow through with GSK’s hope to keep the equipment and staffing as is, bul he acknowledges that it depends on the negotiation points.
Please see GSK, page 16A
Aiken Republican delegates to decide on party chairman
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Beech Island Lawrence D. Saylor,
Patricia Ann “Sam" Dixon Edminster, North Augusta
Deaths and Funerals
By ROB NOVIT
More than 400 Aiken County Republican Party delegates wilt decide a hotly-contested campaign for party chairman at the county convention tonight,
Dennis Say lor, chairman for the past three years, is seeking re-election but is facing opposition from his vice chairman, David Lobb.
The vice-chairmanship is also up for grabs, with Claude O’Donovan and Ken Gordon seeking the i position Two people are seeking the executive I committee person post
- Jerry Guerin and K T. Ruthann. \
Outgoing state GOP party Chairman Karen Floyd and State Superintendent Dr. Mick /ais are scheduled to appear as well.
The convention will be held at the River of Life Church on the Columbia Highway (U.S. I). Registration w ill begin at 6:15
p.m., with the meeting getting under way at I pm.
The meeting is limited to the elected delegates and invited Republican elected officials who are not serving as delegates.
Saylor called the election of officers as one ol the party’s most important duties, the convention will give delegates the opportunity to hear what the candidates have to say. Saylor indicated an obligation to seek re-election.
“lf I felt someone capable of taking my place was running, I wouldn’t have run again,” he said
SM CHAIRMAN, page 16A
Staff photo by Michael Gibbons Kathryn Worrell, age 6, was the winner of the Disney live! Mickey's Magic Show color ing contest. She is a student at Gloverville Elementary and the daughter of Steve and Carrie Worrell.
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