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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 3, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina VICTORY! Both USCA's men's and women's basketball teams defeated rival Augusta State. For scores, see PAGE IB. A| ■%, I _ A iii What Aiken High School ........................ .......1B, SB Williston-Elko High School .......... .........1B, bb: North Augusta High School.......... .......1B. 5B Clemson University...................... .........3B, BB Silver Bluff High School................ ........1B, SB University of South Carolina .........3B, BB Strom Thurmond High School....... ........1B 5B Recruiting class rankings............ ................1B Thursday February 3,201 Today's Weather V High 4* Low 38° Full forecast 16C Vol. 145, No. 34Your Local SouFee Since I8(>7  — 5== 50*Man arrested on attempted murder charges By KAREN DAILY Staff writer A Warrenville man detained Tuesday during an apparent copper theft was arrested on outstanding weapons and attempted murder warrants stemming from an alleged assault in November. William T. Sanders, 45, of *! pf ii Sanders Warenville is charged with discharging firearms into a dwelling, grand larceny, possession of a weapon dur ing the commission of a vio lent crime and two counts of attempted murder. The attempted murder allegations date back to the evening of Nov. 29 when the suspect reportedly took, “by force” a vehicle from a Jackson Road home and shot at a man he claimed stole tools and money from him. During the same alleged assault, the suspect reportedly held a loaded shotgun to a woman’s head and threatened to kill her. The suspect reportedly went to the Jackson home while armed w ith a shotgun to confront those he alleged had stolen from him. Once there, he allegedly chased after the man he was angry with and fired between five to seven shots at him, the reports say. The victim returned fire, officials said. Capt. Troy Elwell, a sheriffs office spokesperson, said the suspect had been at large since the alleged assault last year. At the time of the incident, a tracking team searched for him and report-' edly found only a wrecked vehicle that he was accused of stealing. This week, deputies caught up with him, not knowing initially that the suspect accused of stealing copper was wanted on other charges. I Ie is being held at the Aiken County detention center. ('ontact Karen Daily at kilaihia aikemtandard com.Hollywood hoovesMovie star horses to thunder into Aiken By AMY BANTON Staff writer Area residents will have an opportunity to meet two horses who have been on the hi-yo silver screen. Mr. T, who most recently starred in the Disney film “Secretariat,” and R.J., the painted stallion in “Hidalgo,” will both be in Aiken participating in training demonstrations. Expert Horsewoman and a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) dressage rider Can Swanson and Master Horseman Rex Peterson, the trainers who work w ith these horses, will be offenng presentations, demonstrations and training sessions throughout next week. The duo are traveling from Amenia, N.Y., and Swanton said they plan to stay in Aiken until Feb. 14. Peterson, one of the top horse namers in Hollywood, has worked with horses on the sets of such films as “The Horse Whisperer,” “Black Beauty,” “Hidalgo,” “Secretariat” and more. Peterson has worked with horses in and out of Hollywood for more titan four decades. Swanson has more than 30 years experience training horses and competing Submitted photoMr. T, who most recently starred in the film “Secretariat'' will be in Aiken for training demonstrations starting next Monday. in eventing, FEI dressage and show lumping. She also participates in dressage judg ing and wrangling on films. Swansoh has experience with training children and amateurs to ride with confidence, a trait that is most important to obtain when forming a connection between the horse and rider, she said. Swanson met Rex after she purchased R.J., and the two formed Swanson Peterson Productions, under the title of which they have made a series of DVDs offering training tips focusing on the “human horse connection.” They are also working rat developing a television show that tackles various training issues. Swanson said she has been to Aiken before, but this will be the first time she will he traveling to the city with Peterson. She said she is excited to return. “I had been there once before and fell in love,” Swanson said. “It’s horse heaven.” Peterson is also coming to Aiken w ith a challenge. Deemed the master of loading horses, he is betting that he can trailer any horse within 60 minutes. Anyone w ith a horse that is difficult to load can step up to the challenge and, if they win the bet, they will receive free training from Peterson. Verizon iPhone preorders begin By SUZANNE R. STONE Staff writer Verizon staffers throughout the country are bracing themselves for the start of the iPhone 4 onslaught today. Online preorders for the long-mmored Veri/on iPhone smartphone handset opened at 3 a m., after three years and three hardware generations locked in to an exclusive partnership with AT&T’s wireless serv ice. Pre-ordering can only be done online, not in person at the local Ven/on store, and pre-ordering is only open to current Vcri/on account holders. The handsets will arrive in stores and will be available to purchase with new accounts on Feb. IO. “We do expect unprecedented demand. We have people coming to the Aiken store every day asking about the iPhone." said Venzon regional spokesperson Rate Jay. “We ll be ready. Nationwide we’re beefing up our staff and the Feb. IO in-store date w ill be an all hands on deck case, and we’ll be opening at 7 a m. the morning it hits the stores. We do expect lines, and our staff will be prepared to provide a great customer experience.” See IPHONE, page 12A See HOOVES, page 12A Willie Mae Rouse Bell, Aiken Mary Lou Matthews Corley, Bath Essie Mac Davis, Pelion Maguerite Flynn Harry, McCormick Dozier Williams Jr., Aiken State champs meet the governor Deaths and funerals I BA Mild Calendar SC Classifieds 7B Crossword 4C Comics SC Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes AC Markets AB Movie Listings SC Opinions ha Puzzles 4C Sports IB TV Listings 2C Submitted photo Aiken High School's 2010 class AAAA state champion volleyball team was recognized in Columbia Wednesday with resolutions in both the House and the Senate. Here, the young women gather with Gov. Nikki Haley, center, end Aiken County Sen. Crag Ryberg, far left, among others. Members of the champ! onship team indude McKenna Dyer, Natasha Dicks, Jessica Ray, Katie Lane Frei, Olivia Teelon, Jenni Law, Meredith Clemmens, Ryiee Hartman, Jennie Grey, Monica Cardona, Ally Huise, Anna Tov* Emily Teelon end Tyler Smith. ;