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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 21, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina IN THE NEWS SUBMITTED PHOTO SEE LOCAL NEWS 2A BI LO RIFT CARD GIVEAWAY Fogle receives gift card in Bi-Lo giveaway • Nancy Fogle was Saturday’s winner of the Bi-Lo Gift Card Giveaway. Golding will receive a $100 Bi-Lo gift card. Sign up for your chance to win at deals, aikensavvyshopper. com. One winner will be notified via email each day until FOGLE    Monday. TODAY'S FORECAST 92 SEE WEATHER 12C REPORTER VIDEO SCREENSHOT Take a look at City’s new electric truck • Take a ride in the City’s new public service electric truck by taking a look at this reporter video. VISIT AIKENSTANDARO.COM LOCAL POLL Should Clemson leave the ACC for the SEC? STAFF PHOTOS BY ROB NOVIT ACCESS DENIED: Aiken Middle School sixth-grader Princess Cable can’t hide her disappointment when the Bombination lock doesn’t spring open. Happily, she was all smiles a few minutes later when the lock finally yielded. LOCKED OUT? STAFF PHOTOS BY ROB NOVIT OPEN SESAME? Aiken Middle School s *fn-graders Sheman Lee, left, and Chris McCarty tackle the mystery of Chris’ locker during homeroom last .veek Locks with combinations a sign of change for new sixth-graders BY ROB NOVIT [email protected] com According to the website www.ehow, com, the combination lock dates back some 800 years. It didn’t become more widely used until the 10th century. Technology continued to evolve the lock in the 20th century, and it remains in the 21st century an entrenched it' ubiquitous tool for securing sheds, bicycles and of course, the school locker. SEE LOCKERS, 5A STAFF PHOTOS BV ROB NOVIT THIRD TIMES A CHARM: Hope Mason, another Aiken Middle sixth-grader, gets pretty intense about opening her locker Expo marks 60 years of eco studies within CSR A BY SUZANNE R. STONE [email protected], com The SRS Heritage Foundation held an expo Saturday celebrating 60 years of environmental science at the Savannah River Site. The event included presentations at the FtheiTedge Center for tire Performing Arts at USC Aiken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. and exhibits of wildlife and cur- more photos on page 5A. See inure rent research projects by the Savannah River Ecology Lab, the Savannah River National Laboratory', the SRS Heritage Foundation and the Hitchcock Woods Foundation at the Ruth Patrick Science Center. The event was free, but a catered buffet lunch for participants required advance registration and a fee. “We just felt it was time to let people know that the Site is more than just bombs and weapons. There’s so much fascinating, v ital research being (kale there,’’ said SRS Heritage Foundation president Walt Presenters included Joseph; I XII -SR site manager Dave Coleman on the early history of ecology at SRS, SRLL’s Whit Gibbons on the Site’s alphabet soup of agency acronyms, Jack Corey of the I briner Savannah Rn cr laboratory on DuPont’s em tronmentaJ program from 1951-1989, SRNL’s Brum Looney' on SRNL’s present and future programs, SRNL’s ( huck Hunter on atmospheric technology programs and John Blake on the U.S. Forestry Sen ice’n programs at SRS “One look, and I knew I could do things here I couldn't do anywhere else in the world. I think that’s why a lot of us came here in the 1960s,’’ Corey said in his presentation. “Nuclear energy was exciting, the facility was excellent, and we had mentors in all the guy s who came here in the 1950s. Within two years, Aiken had gone from having nothing to hay mg a finished operating reactor. Those were exciting times rn Aiken, and Ruth Patrick so impressed DuPont with her em ironmeniaJ approaches that they used them in building a Texas plant and asked lier to help evaluate other sites. Her em tronmentalism permeated DuPont's culture along w uh its safety first philosophy ” SEE SRS 5AHalloween stores set to reopen for holiday Director seeks deaf, hearing impaired actors for ‘Lesser God’ •The Aiken Community Playhouse is calling for a select group of actors to audition for its next production of the season. STAFF PHOTO BY SUZANNE STONE STUDYING SCIENCE: Deborah McMurtrie shows Anna, Lane and Sam Reeves a snake at the SRS Heritage Foundation’s expo Saturday at USC Aiken. Yes 23 81% No 40.48% I dont caw 35 71% ‘Taken from an online poll as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday Visit to vote in today’s poll.AREA DEATHS Clarice M. “Teddie” DeLony, Aiken Shirley Helton, Aiken Darrell T. Johnson, Columbia Margaret Patterson, Aiken Douglas Philip Springfield, Aiken Albert Quilter Sr., North Augusta John A. Stone, AikenSEE DEATHS AND FUNERALS 6A INSIDE Announcements .. 5-6C    Living On The Go......1C Calendar...............  3C    Movie Listings...........3C Classifieds...............ID    Opinions .....14-15A Crossword   2C    Sports...,...*....,.,.........1B Comics ... INSIDE TV Listings...... INSIDE Horoscopes..........  4C    Weather...   12C BY ANNA DOLIANITIS [email protected] In just a couple of months, Aiken County children and adult* will become superheroes, princesses, ghost and goblins for a day, and seasonal Halloween stores in Aiken County are busy setting up shop to help with the transformation At least two seasonal stores Halloween City in Aiken and Halloween Express in North Augusta - have plans to open their doors to help with Aiken County’s Halloween costume and accessory needs, and both are hiring seasonal WANT TO GO? WHAT?: Halloween Express will be open for business starting Sept. 1 Halloween City, which will be located in Aiken, has yet to determine when it will open I or where the location will be. WHEN?: Halloween Express is employees. Halloween Express, a stand atone store that stays at its location but is not open for business all throughout the year, is preparing to officially open its doors for the Halloween season on Sept. I, according to store manager Mit/i Sharp. “When it is not Halloween, it is open for fireworks,” Sharp said. “We have to take everything out for fireworks, and then we just bring in and set up open from 10 a m. until 9 p m, Monday through Saturday and noon until 7 p.m. Sunday. WHERE?: Halloween Express is located at 975 Old Plantation Road, North Augusta FOR MORE INFORMATION, call Halloween Express at 426-1551 and ask for Mitzi shetv mg and costumes,” Even when fireworks were sold this summer, some Halloween merchandise - which was then sold at a discounted price - also sold surprisingly well.SEE HALLOWEEN 16A p m illinium I 'iN}4009"0000z” ■*COMINGUP-Are fiteflies fiom the Carolinas? Look tor it rn the Mn* #Utfb4f1 ;