Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 6, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
Bond set in felony DUI with deaths
Staff photo by Ashleey Williamson
Kenny Jackson, who was charged Saturday with three counts of felony DUI - two with death and one with great bodily injury, arrives for his bond hearing.
By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON
Bond was set Saturday for a Beech Island man charged with three counts of felony DUI in connection with a Jan.
8 crash that left two women dead and another injured.
Judge Carolyn Neal set bond for Kenny Jackson, 29, of 128 Bell Drive in Beech Island, at $150,000.
Jackson, who was released from the hospital on Jan. 29 and turned himself into police Friday, was taken into the court room in a wheelchair due to injuries he
sustained during last month’s crash. Wearing a neck brace, he listened intently as Neal read him his charges, which include two counts of felony DUI with death and one count of felony DUI with great bodily injury.
During the hearing, the son of one of the victims, 54-year-old Sheila Roberts, asked the judge to deny bond for Jackson.
“I think allowing this man any freedom until his court date would be doing him a favor, and this man doesn’t deserve any favors,” he said. “What this man did was murder my mom and my aunt because he made the decision to drink and drive, and
he should not have the luxury of being free. This man took two lives too early, and I hope he regrets what he has done.”
Neal reminded those present at the hearing that she was not there to determine his guilt or innocence, only to decide on his bond. She told Jackson that he had the right to a preliminary hearing.
Jackson was driving a 1995 Toyota Avalon on Jan. 8 on the 1800 block of S.C. Highway 278 when he reportedly crossed the center line, striking a 2006 Toyota Corolla.
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SHELTER SEEKS HOUSING FOR ANIMALS AFTER FIRE
Furry friends in need
Staff photo by Rob-Novit This young dog, rescued from the Aiken SPCA shelter Friday following a laundry room fire, was expected to be temporarily adopted by an Aiken County family Saturday.
By ROB NOVIT
The day after a laundry room fire forced the Aiken SPC A staff to evacuate aboul IOO animals Friday night, nearly all the dogs and cats were moved to foster tam 11 ic*. SPCA Director Cary Willoughby said.
None of the animals were injured, although they were monitored for possible smoke inhalation, said veterinarian Dr. Holly Welt/ on Friday.
“We’re looking to get people to adopt these animals now. ’ Willoughby said Saturday afternoon. "We’ve reduced our adoption fees to $25. Usually it’s $75 for dogs and cats anil $95 tor puppies, but we want to find homes tor them.’’
Molly’s Militia, the rescue organization in North Augusta, was finding foster bonnes, as well, and will handle adoptions for those dogs.
The fire was contained quickly after ii started about 7:50 pm. However, there was extensive smoke from the fire. as well as waler in the building caused, in part, by the rupture of * a water line ut the root
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Staff photo by Ashleey Williamson
Tiana Brice, manager of Papa John's, prepares a pizza Saturday during slow business hours. Today, the store is expecting at least $5,000 in sales, more than double the sales of a regular Sunday.
Vendors prepare for heavy traffic for Super Bowl
Staff photo by Rob Novtt
Charlene McCollum of Windsor holds one of three puppies rescued from the Aiken SRCA shefter fire Friday that she wilt take home and provide foster care for. She also took five other puppies Saturday to another family in Augusta.
Want to help?
• Contribution*: People interested in helping the SPCA financially may send donations to Aiken SPCA. 401 Wire Road. Aiken, SC 29801.
• Adoptions; The SPCA needs to adopt
the animals rescued from Friday's night fne at the facility. The adoption fee has been reduced to $25. Visit www.aikenspca. org to see the dogs and cats available For those interested in adoption, send ar e-mail to adoption9aikenspca.org. and
someone from the agency will respond.
• Additional donation options: Blankets and food are also needed and may be dropped of f at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. 1700 Whiskey Road or at the SPCA thrift shop, 220 Park Ave. Odell Weeks is open Sunday from I p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays from 8 • rn. to 9 p.m„ and Saturday from 9 a m. u> o pan. The thrift shop will be open Monday through Saturday.
By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON
Pizza and chicken wing establishments are gearing up and preparing for big sale numbers today as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
At Papa John’s on University Parkway on Saturday, manager Tiana Brice stood near the oven preparing a pizza and enjoyed the slow business hours about 2 p.m. She knew that about the same time today, there wouldn’t even be a minute to think.
“We’ll double our sales." said Brice, adding that a regular Sunday brings in about $2,300 in sales. “During Super Bowls, most stores double the sales, We’re expecting at least $5,000.
“Everybody that’s on staff will be in the store; they’ll begin coming in at about 2 p.m.,” she added. “Even though the game isn’t on until the evening, you have pregame parties, pregame get-togethers -everybody gets together, and they want pizza then. And then, w hen the game actually starts, it’s really calm. During halftime, that’s when it gets crazy."
At Wing Place on East Pine Log Road, owner Dick Dickerson said, as of Saturday, the store already had orders for about 5,000 wings.
He said he usually doesn't open the store on Sundays, but Super Bowl Sunday is one of two days a year that sales skyrocket for the company.
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By MICHAEL R. BLOOD
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Ronald Reagan’* name is enshrined on an airport, an aircraft earner, belt buckles and highways. His likeness - w uh dial sunny smile - appears on drink coasters, statues, talking dolls and a Rose Bowl Parade float.
Conserv aln es make the pilgrimage to his presidential library in Simi Valley, a showcase of all dungs Reagan. Presidential candidates
debate there, hoping to be dubbed heir to the Reagan legacy. Even President Barack Obama invokes his name.
Today, the 100th anniversary of his birth and a generation after he left the White House, the nation’s 40th president is held ui higher esteem now than when he was in office. Still, the popular image of “The Gipper” - resolute, square-shouldered, unfailingly optimistic - overlooks a more complicated presidency and person.
Do Americans, less than a
decade after his death, have a clear idea of who he was?
“No,” said historian Rev in Starr.
How did a former radio announcer, middling actor and union leader in Hollywood become a titanic figure in American history?
Even with his reputation as the Great Communicator, “there remains something opaque, something... even mysterious in Ronald Reagan,” Starr said.
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