Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 13, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13.2011
VOL. 145, NO. 225 * 500
Braves honor Bobby Cox Friday night, retire his jersey number
• Bobby Cox, who retired as manager last year, is the first to have his number retired by the Braves primarily for his work as manager. He led the team to 15 playoff appearances and the 1995 World Series championship.
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President Obama honors Packers at White House
• The traditional ceremony was held up by the NFL lockout but, swallowing his Bears fan pride, the president congratulated the Super Bowl champs.
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WATCH OUT, STAY SAFE
The first day of school means more kids out walking and a greater chance of accidents. -Here are some tips for drivers and walkers to stay safe.
With summer coming to an end and the start of the school year arriving Monday, Tri-Development Center/
Safe Kids Aiken County is reminding parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Because August is a time when many head back to school. Safe Kids Aiken County wants students and drivers to be extra careful when on the roads, said Jones Bowen, Safe Kids director.
“Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school,” he said. “Safe Kids recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings.”
Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they don’t walk to school every day.
• Always cross the street with an adult
until age IO.
• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks when possible. *
• Look left, right aud left agaiu when crossing.
• Always walk, never run, when cross-
BACK TO SCHOOL
T he Aiken Stamford* back-to-school coverage continues over the next few days.
• SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: A reminder on the rules of the road where
school buses are concerned.
• BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS:
Coverage of Grace United Methodist’s Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday in North Augusta
•WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOMES:
USC Aiken students move into the dorms.
• SCHOOL IS BACK IN: Complete coverage of the first day of Aiken
County’s 2011-12 school year.
• Walk on sidewalks or paths, and walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible
if there are rn) sidewalks.
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CAMPAIGN ON THE LINE? Republican presidential candidate and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawienty campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday.
Make or break time in Iowa Straw Poll
Pawienty, Bachmann need strong showings against Romney as Perry enters the field and Palin plays coy.
BY MIKE GLOVER
AMES, Iowa Tim Pawienty and Michele Bachmann, their presidential hopes on the line, made last-minute appeals Friday aking with a slew of other Republican contenders ahead of a big weekend test in Iowa that could winnow the large field of GOP candidates. But the pack w as expanding, too.
Today’s Iowa Straw Poll results will be the first important measure of the (K)P pack just as Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially makes it a bit larger and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palm
works energetically to keep her door open.
“I don’t want to step on anybody’s feet,” she said Friday - even as she did just that w ith a v isit to the Iowa State Fair that was timed to keep her in the con-
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce his candidacy for president today, while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin showed up at the Iowa State Fair on Friday.
versal ion as she weighs whether to enter the race.
Elsewhere, Perry was putting the final preparations on his announcement set for the weekend. He was giv mg a prev lew Fnday night with a speech rn Alabama.
In Iowa, it was a frenetic day of campaigning rn the hours before the straw poll Thursday night’s debate, though pointed at tunes, didn’t fundamentally change the dynamics of the race.
Four months before the leadoff low a caucuses, Mitt Romney leads national polls and many states’ surveys for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama next fall. But there is no shortage of rivals looking to emerge the top alternative to the former Massachusetts governor who lost the CRTP nomination in 2008.
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