Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 20, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20,2011 VOL. 145 NO. 232 « SOC
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Four local young men plan on offering juggling classes
• Steven Kekacs, Erik Brown, Will Victor and Spencer Riehl love the sport and simply want to teach others and share with others the techniques they have been perfecting. It is not unusual for the four to gather and spend hours on end juggling with one another, they said.
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Putting course opens at Aiken Golf Club
•The James M. McNair Sr. Memorial Putting Course officially opened at Aiken Golf Club on Thursday, featuring entertainment, refreshments and a tournament.
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Deposed: Burger King to retire ‘The King’ mascot
• Burger King Corp. on Friday said it is retiring “The King” mascot, a man with an oversized plastic head and creepy smile.
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Bachmann just wants fame and fortune
Michelle Bachman knows she will not win the presidential election. She wants to be Sarah Palm and make money like Sarah does with books, speeches and endorsements.
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PATIENTLY WAITING: A couple hundred people began lining up outside the Goodwill Career Campus early Friday morning waiting for the new store’s grand opening at 10 a.m.
Hundreds line up for grand opening of new Goodwill store
BY ANNA DOLIANITIS
Goodwill Industries celebrated the official opening of phase I of the new Goodwill Carcer Campus on Pine Log Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony before opening its doors to the couple hundred people who lined the front of the building to be among the first shoppers.
The first phase consists of a Goodwill retain training store, a donation drive-through and a Job Connection career center that w til help members of the community to find and prepare for job opportunities in the workforce.
The 18,000-square-foot superstore consists of clothing, housewares, toys and other items * that are donated by the community and sold in the store at bargain prices.
The stare is part of a larger plan, said Jim Stiff, Goodwill Industries president and CEO for Middle Georgia and the CSRA.
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Bachmann, Perry stump in South Carolina
School bus crashes
in North Augusta
Bachmann: Voters concerned about jobs, not gaffes
BY BRUCE SMITH
MOUNT PLEASANT — Voters are more concerned about jobs and the economy than an occasional gaffe by a candidate, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday.
Bachmann w ho made two appearances before enthusiastic crowds on the strongly Republican South Carolina coast, also said the appeal that helped her w in last week’s straw poll in Iowa will carry over into South Carolina, which has the first COP presidential primary in the South.
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FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH:
Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks to supporters outside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Friday
BY KAREN DAILY
Following a school bus accident in North Augusta on Friday, the 64-year-old driver will be charged with driving too fast for conditions when she is released from an area hospital, North Augusta Public Safety officers said.
Vickie A. Adams, of Silver Fox Way in North Augusta, is being treated at the Medical College of Georgia with what officials said were not lifethreatening injuries. Officers said Adams couldn't stop the v ehicle after her purte fell between the brake pedal and the floorboard.
There were nine students on board, said Sgt. Tim Thornton, spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety. He said their injuries were all “bumps and bruises - very, very, very
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SCHOOL BUS WRECK: A smgle-vehicle wreck occurred on 115 River Wind Drive rn Savannah Barony on Friday morning. \n Aiken County school bus hit a mailbox and then a tree joining to rest in the homeowners’ yard.
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Some of the students were eaded to Paul Knox Middle choel and others to North Augusta High School.
Four students were transported to MCG1 by ambu
lance and were treated and released. The other five were taken to the hospital by family members.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry brings job message to highly jobless S.C.
BY JIM DAVENPORT
FROM OUT OF THE WEST:
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks to members of the South Carolina GOP during a lunch in Columbia on Friday.
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Rick Perry’s tuning was good for delivering a jobs message to South Carolina's Republican primary voters.
As the GOP presidential candidate headed to an event at a Florence hospital Friday, the state released a jobs report that showed South Carolina’s ailing job picture had gotten worse: 10.9 percent unemployment rn July, up from 10.4 percent a month earlier. That’s one of the highest state unemployment rates in the nation ami the worst fix an early primary state.
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