Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 26, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Security's not getting increases and people keep saying, “we need more of this and that" where's the money gong to come from? Sooner or letter, you just don't have it What was the lottery good for? Maybe they should check n on some of the salaries of some of these lottery officials and put that toward the schools. Why don't y’aT? You're the paper why don’t y’a* investigate into what the lottery officials make and report it in the paper'?
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BEAT THE HEAT: The Aiken Standard asked local residents with
sizzling occupations how they keep their cool in the summer sun.
HOT DOG VENDOR LIFEGUARD
SOUD WASTE OPERATOR
Name; Steve Robinson
Occupation; Hot dog vendor, owner Steve N G's Premium Hot Dogs
Hottest part of job: “That s the steam from the cooker. I'm in the shade, but I've got the steam."
How you keep cool: “You get used to it. I stay hydrated. The shade pretty much screens us, but the sun hits the tent, and the fabnc heats up, too."
How hot is your job on a scale of 1-5 suns? TH say a 4. lf I was working out in that street, it would be a 5."
Name: Heather Staniszewski Age: 39
Occupation: Pool operator/ HfeguarcLwater safety instructor at Snuth-Hazel pool Hottest part of job: “The hottest
part of the job is afternoon swim, I'd say from 3-5 p.m., when the sun is fuNy out, because there is no shade new that pool How you keep cool: “We get to jump in the water. We re fortunate to be part of an organization that believes in letting us cool off! We also dnnk lots of water.“
How hot is your job/rn a scale of 1-5 suns7 “Five plus suns."
Name: Ryan Jolly, pictured front Age: 29
From: Warrenville Occupation: Solid waste operator Hottest part of job: Bagging waste in the warehouse How you keep cool: "Plenty of fluids and frequent breaks for rest. Fans are also used to provide some relief during repackaging."
How hot is your job on a scale of 1-5 suns? “Four suns."
CAR SALESMAN UMPIRE
FRUIT VENDOR POLICE K-9
Name: Tammy Glanton Age: 38
From: Edgefield County Occupation: Fruit stand attern dant
Hottest part of job: Dealing with the hot heat by being outside, especially when it gets to the triple-digits “
How you keep cool: Rub ice on her arms, using a small fan and enjoying the occasional breeze.
How hot is your job on a scale of 1-5 surfs? “Five "
Name: Fox Age: 3
Occupation: Narcotics detection dog Hottest part of job: The hottest part of my job is searching a vehicle on the side of the road on hot pavement while wearing a fur coat.
How you keep cool: Spends as much time in the air condi tioned patrol car as possible How hot is your job on a scale of 1-5 suns? Five
Name: Nick Ward
Occupation: Cars salesman
Hottest part of job: "Standing on the lot and showing people the cars."
How you keep cool: "Stay inside as much as possible."
How hot is your job on a scale of 1-5 suns? "Three-and-a-haV."
Name: Corey Green
Age: 41 From: Aiken Occupation: Umpire Hottest part of job: "Putting on all the gear" How you keep cool:
How hot is your job on a scale of 1*5 suns? "Six!"
MORE HOT JOBS
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Sky lights up for thousands at fireworks show
BY ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON
Thousand* of people made their way to the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds on Saturday to enjoy some fun in the sun, frozen lemonades, kiddie rides and fireworks as Fire Over Aiken thrilled participants by day and lit up the sky at night to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Qgg More than half a doz
en rides and inflatable* as well as live music filled the atmosphere as people continued entering the fairgrounds throughout the evening, waiting for the spectacle of fireworks to begin about 9 p.m.
Fire Over Aiken began last year after a few years’ hiatus, said Mike Fanning, coorgan i/er with the event
“Last year’s turnout was amazing; unfortunately for us, the weather was not in our favor, but this year, the weather is just perfect,’’ said Fanning.
He also added that he was pleased with the amount of people who came out.
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The Gautreau family enjoyed a day at the event and ends their evening watching the fireworks. From left are dad Paul, Elizabeth, 6, Isabelle, 5, mom Darla and 13-year-old James Gautreau.
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