Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 11, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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By HALEY HUGHES
Jim Stewart found Jim Stewart online.
The former S.C. House Distnct H6 representative was searching his name on the Internet to see where it was referenced when Kentucky House Distnct 86 Jim Stewart popped up. That’s right. Both men share the same name and both are associated
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Hollywood horses give exhibition in Aiken
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■ ADPS to station officers with speed detection guns in downtown Aiken to help combat speeding.
By KAREN DAILY
If you’re speeding downtown. there’s a good chance someone is watching.
More likely than not. it’s an Aiken Public Safety officer armed with a Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) gun. and his partner is waiting around the comer in a catch car.
Prompted by concerns that speeding motorists have been barreling down Laurens Street as pedestrians move from one side of the street to the other, officers have been reading speeds of motorists as they sail down Laurens Street and found many traveling in excess of IO mph over the posted speed limit.
On Wednesday, Master Public Safety Officer Chad Cathcart spent a couple of hours at the intersection of Barnwell Avenue and Laurens Street and clocked motorists traveling as much as IS mph over the posted 2S mph speed limit.
“Traveling 40 mph downtown is going way too fast/* said Ll. David Tumo, a spokesperson for Aiken Public Safety. “That’s the speed limit on many of our four-lane roads in town.”
Cathcart stood dow mown with the LIDAR device and radioed to a waiting officer, giving him the vehicle’s speed and description
The “catch car” then pulled the motorist ov er.
Public Safety issued a half
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By BEN BAUGH
A max ie depicting the story of the 1*473 Triple C rown champion Secretariat so captured the imagination of Mia I alala that she conv meed her mother to take her to see the film five tunes. When the opportunity to see rn person Mr. T, one of the horses who portrayed Secretariat on the silver screen, it was a chance she could hardly pass up.
Mr. T and RJ, who was featured rn the film “Hidalgo,” were part of the Swanson Peterson Productions demonstration Wednesday afternoon at Buckleigh Farms. Horse trainers Rex Peterson and Can Swanson worked their magic with the horses before a receptive audience that included horsemen and equine enthusiasts
“She absolutely loves the horses,” said Rebecca
Cauda, Mia’s mother. “They are beautiful. It’s incredible to crane out and see one of the horses that played Secretariat.”
Kelly Bom brought her three children Sullivan, Bella and Abby Lawson to v lew the demonstration. The Bonis haven’t seen any of the movies featuring the horses but thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition.
“We don’t ride; I just thought it would be something fun tor them to crane and see,” said Kelly Bom “They love animals. We were looking fra fun, outside activ Hies. It’s free and local, and this is die first tune we’ve ever been out to Buekkigh Farms.
Peterson and Swanson place an emphasis cm patience and time when training their horses Peterson does a lot of foundation work with the horses, enabling him to improve communication, solve
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Start photo by Ban Baugh Rex Peterson works with RJ from the movie "Hidalgo" near the Aiken Training Track on Monday.
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Start photo by Suzanne Stone Hillary Rich walked out of the Aiken Verizon store with a new iPhone Thursday.
Jim Stewart meets
Verizon iPhone arrives in Aiken
Staff photo by Karen Daily
Aiken Public Safety officer Chad Cathcart said motorists on Laurens Street are often exceeding the posted 25 mph speed limit.
dozen tickets and a number of warnings this week.
Cathcart said 15 mph over the posted speed limit was the highest he clocked.
Christian Carlisle, Plum Pudding manager, said he sees a number of motorists round the comer at Laurens Street and Richland Avenue without so much as slowing down for pedestrians.
Pedestrians aren’t the only ones having a hard time, police said.
Watch video of Lt, David Tumo discussing the speeds of motorists downtown online by visiting www aiken-standard com/astv
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up their Apple smartphone Thursday; others came in for a new handset purchase or a new-customer contract.
“We don’t give out sales numbers as a corporation, but I can tell you we’re very happy w ith Launch Day,” said Verizon Regional
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By SUZANNE R. STONE
The Verizon iPhone has landed in Aiken.
The Verizon store on Whiskey Road opened at 7 a m. Thursday for an all-day iPhone launch party. Many Verizon customers opted to preorder online and pick