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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaVol. 149, no. 122 Aiken . Y o u r l o c a l n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1 8 6 7 75? saturday May 2, 2015 Calendar .5c classifieds. D1 crossword .4c comics .3c dear Abby .4c state news. 7a Horoscope .4c living on the go .1c lottery. 3a movies .5c sports. 1b television .2c mostly sunny. High 78. Low 52. Complete 5-Day forecast 6c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Bryant Kent Mclaughlin Aiken Charles Robinson sr., Millen a. Elizabeth Foster Wyszynski Aiken Eric l. Mccullough Aiken deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather Southern Cross tees off South Aiken High schools Jake Carter in tie for second 1b run for the roses bad Fertis two bullets take aim at 141st Kentucky Derby 1b by Rob Novit nearly 30 Law enforcement officers from Aiken county ran about 10 Miles from the Savannah River site to the h. Odell weeks activities Center on Friday in a Torch run to Benefit the . Special olympics. Aiken department of Public safety the Aiken county sheriffs office and the Centerra Security department joined forces for the event. Centerra it. Neil Thompson said such Community support always moves him. He and his wife Kathy a Midland Valley High school teacher have a son Christopher 19, who has Down syndrome and at tends the school. Neil and Kathy serve As co directors of the . Special olympics covering Aiken Edgefield and Saluda counties. Chris is such a Blessing for our fam ily the easiest child we raised Thomp son said. He wakes up every morning with a smile. The Aiken county Torch run served As one of Many precursors to the . Spe Cial olympic games that opened Friday at fort Jackson said Aiken department of Public safety it. Karl Odenthal. We support the values of special olympics and what they instill in the athletes he said. We fundraiser most of the year. The Torch run held for Many years strikes a chord with All the Law enforce ment officers Aiken county sheriffs department sgt. Jason Feemster said. Its a great time for us to come together he said. There Are 20,000 athletes in the state and this gives us a Good Way to raise attention funds and awareness. Cheryl Stephens of Centerra coordinated that firms participation in the Torch run. Sheds excited about the state games Kickoff. Others led Torch runs into Columbia on Friday. Midland Valley High played Host to the area 15 games april 24. Special olympics holds athletic programs such As Bowling and swimming. Several years ago Kathy Thompson introduced project unify to Aiken county a program that brings together special education and regular education Stu dents for sports and social events. They participated in a prom thursday and on tuesday they will play softball at mid land Valley. Senior writer Rob Novit is the Aiken standards education reporter. Officers Torch run supports special olympics event staff photo by Rob Novit City county and Savannah River site Law enforcement officers Complete a Torch run part of a year round Effort to raise funds for the special olympics. Fundraiser strikes a chords by Maayan Schechter Paul Volz is worried about his shelter but hers More worried for the people in Aiken who depend on his shelter for meals. On tuesday and thursday the shelters soup Kitchen at 604 Park ave., will be closed to the Public because of a decline in food donations. Volz the salvation army shelter director Points to the depleting pantry and even worse the few bread loaves and Frozen Chicken that sit in the shelters Freezer. All of our soup Kitchen is done on donations and what the Public does not understand is that All of the food we serve Here to people and to the people who stay at the shelter is 100 percent donated Volz said. The decline in do nations and current budget restrictions for the salvation army has put some weight on vol Zus shoulders. A Lack in funds has caused the salvation a mys main office on Gayle Avenue to close on fridays continue a hiring freeze and a cutback on salaries leaving Volz Short an employee. But with no donations coming in Volz who Only makes about $22,000, has had to get creative and even dig into his own pockets just to be Able to feed those in need. I started noticing that Samos one of our main donator was cutting Back they used to give us a lot of meat and Turkey Volz said. They still give us bread pastries and cakes but that does not make a meal to serve people. Most of the time we give those items to families because our biggest problem is they dont eat on the weekend. Thatus Why Volz chose to Only shut Down the soup Kitchen on tuesday and thursday monday is open because most who come to the soup Kitchen dont eat during the week end wednesday because its the Middle of the week and Friday be cause it could be some Peoples last meal for the week. Food shortage raises fears please see army Page 11a body cams approved for North Augusta police local news 2a Derby starters sibling in Aiken local news 2a Art is alive at East Aiken elementary school local news 3a by Teddy Kulmala the . Supreme court ruled this week that police officers can not extend traffic stops to wait for drug sniffing k-9s to inspect vehicles. However the Aiken department of Public safety said the ruling wont drastically change its poli cies which were in place before the justices ruling. The justices voted 6 to 3 that Law enforcement can still use k-9s at traffic stops As Long As there is reasonable suspicion. We believe that we were already operating Well within the courts guidelines it. Jake Mahoney said. They re a tool. Were by no Means reliant on k-9s the Case Rodriguez v. United states began when a Nebraska Law enforcement officer initiated a traffic Stop. After tending to everything related to the Stop the officer Morgan Struble asked the Driver Dennys Rodriguez for per Mission to walk a k-9 around the vehicle. When Rodriguez refused Struble detained him and waited for a second officer to decide. Struble retrieved his dog to conduct a sniff search of the vehicle which led to the officers finding methamphetamine. Seven or eight minutes elapsed from the time Struble issued the warning for the traffic violation until the dog alerted and Rodri Guez was indicted on Federal drug charges. Rodriguez moved to suppress the evidence seized from his car on the ground among others that Struble had prolonged the traffic Stop without reasonable suspicion in order to conduct the dog sniff the ruling states. A magistrate found that no reasonable suspicion supported the detention once Struble issued the written warn ing but ruled the Extension of the Stop by seven to eight minutes for the dog sniff was Only a de Minimise intrusion on Rodriguezs fourth amendment rights and therefore permissible. We hold that a police Stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the Stop was made violates the constitutions shield against unreasonable Sei zures Justice Ruth Bader gins Burg wrote in the majority opinion. Aiken Public safety has three drug detection k-9s and is look ing to Purchase a fourth in order to have a k-9 on each shift. Mahoney said the Agency re viewed its policy after the supreme court ruling and found it was in line with it. Supreme court ruling does not curb k-9s please see k-9, Page 11a staff photo by Cindy Kubovic the salvation army shelter soup Kitchen on Park Avenue will be closed tues Day and thursday because of a Lack in food donations. Inside today

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