Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 8, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
February 8,2011 Vol. 145, No. 39\our Lora S55555555S www.aikenstandard.com
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Police charge suspects with other break-ins
By KAREN DAILY
Additional charges have been filed against two of three men tracked for two-and-a-half hours late last month after a break-in at a Sudlow Lake Road subdivision.
John T. Jackson. 17, of Williston Road in Beech Island, has been linked to a break-in at a Woodland Drive home in North Augusta on Nov. 17 and burglary at a C hime Bell Church Road home in Aiken an Jan. 7.
In November, Jackson allegedly kicked in the back door at the North Augusta residence and stole a number of guns.
The value of the firearms is totaled to estimate $3,120.
On Jan. 7, the suspect reportedly stole guns valued at $7,200 from a locked residence, said Capt. Troy El well,
a sheriffs office spokesperson.
Anthony Tashawn Perry,
26, of Celeste Circle in North Augusta, has also been linked to another break-in.
In Dec. 14, the suspect reportedly broke into a Thompson Avenue home in Beech Island, breaking a glass door and then stealing a telev ision that was later recovered.
The suspect also reportedly got away with a computer that was at the home.
The items are estimated to value in excess of $4,000.
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The Pink Ribbonettes Vice President Dianne Hadley gives Pacer's mascot Ace a hug during the halftime show that honored breast cancer survivors Monday evening.
Pink Zone highlights courage in battle against breast cancer
By AMY BANTON
Rosy hues took over the USC Aiken Convocation Center Monday evening during the Lady Pacers’ fourth annual Pink Zone game.
Pink pom-poms held by USC A cheerleaders and dancers rustled in the air and many fans wore pink shirts and ribbons. Team members of the Lady Pacers, who were playing against Flagler, had pink incorporated in their uniforms, whether it was their shoes, ribbons or hair pieces.
This was part of the Pink Zone initiative, which was started by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to raise breast cancer awareness.
Pink Zone T-shirts, hats and v isors, along with $2 door prize tickets, were sold at the game. Those proceeds will be donated to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation, which provides services to those affected by cancer.
“We try to promote awareness whatever we can,” said
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Say cheese! Aiken Packers fans revel
By ROB NOVIT
Aiken Rotary Club members were enjoying a leisurely lunch Monday when they were startled by a yell from member Betty Rybcrg.
As they looked up, Rybcrg raced across the room to give recently-retired city manager Roger Le Due an enthusiastic hug. Call it one Cheesehcad to another.
In LeDuc’s case, that was literal. With a broad smile, he was weanng a Green Bay Packers shirt arid a Chceseh-ead in celebration of the Packers’ Super Bow I w in ova Pittsburgh Sunday night.
“It was a fun night with family,** said Le Due, a Green Bay fan for half a century.
“We all got hoarse screaming our heads off and were nervous to the very end.”
Rybcrg and ha husband, S.C. Sen. Greg Ryberg, are longtime Packers fans as well. As a reporter approached Betty and Le Due at the meeting w uh a camera, she handed him her smartphone and jumped into LeDuc’s arms for a photograph. She then gleefully e-mailed the picture to her husband.
“I was so pleased that Koga was showing his true colors few everybody to see,** Greg said by telephone later.
The Rybergs watched the game w uh friends, all of them Green Bay loyalists, as well.
“We had a tiny little cupcake to dedicate to the Steelers,” Betty said. “We had mostly green and gold food, which doesn’t sound very appetizing, but it was. We screamed the w hole game because screaming al the TV helps your team.”
Le Due grew up in Illinois and was a Bears fan as a child. But his mother worked
North Augusta primary is today
By PHYLLIS BRITT
North Augusta bureau
North Augusta residents will go to the polis today lo elect three members of (.Tty ( Yamal to sen e for the next lour years.
Use candidates are incumbents Jiminy Adams, Carolyn Baggott and Ken McDowell, plus relative newcomers to the political arena Joe Pippcn and Ixse Wetherington.
Hie Republican Primary will be held from 7 ain to 7 pan. at Riven lew Park Activ i-ties ( enter, IOO Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta. lf a runoff is necessary, it will take place Feb. 22 in the same location.
According to Stuart Beden-baugh, executive director of Aiken County Reg istration and Elections, a runoff will be required if two candidates do not receive 16.7 percent
of the votes cast Tile number required for an outright w in is the total number of votes cast do ided by the slots*available -3 divided by 2. So if 1,000 votes were crust, the magic number for a w in would be 167 votes.
Unless candidates tor City Cowed come forward in other parties, the three chosen as the Republican candidates wdl become the next members of City Council.
Staff photo by Rob Nova Dressing up with a classic Cheesehcad at an Aiken Rotary Club meeting, retired city manager Roger LeDuc celebrates Green Bay's Super Bowl win with another Packers fan, Betty Ryberg.
with a woman whose son was a Packers playa. What he brought 10-year-old Koga an autographed team football, the boy immediately switched allegiances “I lived in the area until I was rn my early 30s,” LeDuc said. “We had all the great teams of the ’60s arui watt through some lean times, but I was always a Packers fan, good or bad.”
A highlight for LeDuc came in early January what Greg no tied him lo attend Green Bay’s game at Chicago in early January , which the Packers had to w in to remain in the hunt for a playoff berth. They pulled off a 10-3 victory and “things got on a roll,” LeDuc said, as the Packers won three straight playoff road games to get to the Super Bowl in Dallas.
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Staff photo by Amy Barton
Ace kneels down to breast cancer survivors during halftime of the USC Aiken women's basketball game Monday evening.
Carol Mondschein, the community outreach coordinator for the foundation.
Members of the sorority Zeta Tau AI pita w ere also helping with sales, along with sproMiing awareness and education during the game.
The halftime show was dedicated to breast cancer sun ivors. ( hairs woe set out in the noddle of the court for ev ery survivor whose name was called out, each
receiving a pink carnation. More than 30 women walked onto the court to Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Sins ive” blaring through the Convocation Center’s speakers along w ith the crowd cheering them on.
Cheers turned into silence as the crowd was asked to take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives to breast cancer. A ban-na reading “In memory of’
with names of those w ho succumbed to the disease was held up during the presentation.
The USCA band then played “Wind Beneath My Wings” for the ladies.
“It** very touching,” said Mondschein atta the halftime show. “I think it helps the breast cancer survivors; it makes them feel appreciated.
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