Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 9, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
May 9,2011 Vol. 145, No. 129
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St. Mary’s students create shoebox stories
► Mary Bren Donaldson and other students of Kerry DalSanto developed a story and wrote and illustrated it for St. Mary’s annual Shoebox Film Festival. 12A
Obama: ‘Getting our man’ outweighed risks
► President Barack Obama ordered the commando raid that kied terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after deciding the risks were outweighed by the possfcity "of us fnaty getting our man " 16A
Murder trial to begin for death off Caytee Anthony
► The trial of Casey Anthony, the young mother accused of king her 2-year-old daughter Caytee. is drawing so much attention that the judge is keeping the location of jury selection secret until the proceedings begin today 110A
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A bright idea
As technology increases, new bulbs shine way to saving energy, money
By HALEY HUGHES
Praised for us better energy efficiency and longer life over the traditional incandescent light bulb, compact-fluorescent lamps (t’FLs) ha\e grown iii popuianty since hitting the market iii 2008. Now, CFLs are no longer the newcomers. LFL) bulbs are.
“CFLs are grow ing in popuianty because of energy efficiency. They use less energy, less wattage but have the same light quality,” said Lowe’s spokesperson Jackie Pardini. "And technology advances over (he years will make LEDs more popular in the home.”
But what’s the difference between the three?
The Aiken Standard breaks it down for you.
Incandescent bulb phase-out
Next year, incandescent light bulbs w ill begin to phase out under federal legislation passed in 2007. Under the measure, all light bulbs must use 25 percent to 30 percent less energy than today’s products by 2012 lo 2014 The phase-in will stun with 100-watt bulbs in January 2012 and end w uh 40-w att bulbs in January 2014. By 2020, bulbs must be 70 percent more efficient.
According to EnergyStar. if every American home replaced just one light with an EnergyStar CEL, enough energy would be saved to light 3 million homes for one year, to save about $600 million in annual energy costs and to prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars.
Creates light by passing electricity through a metal filament until it becomes so hot that it glows
• Familiar to most people
• Typically the most inexpensive opt u>n. A pack of four 60-watt bulbs is $1.27 at Home Depot.
• Produces a warm and steady light
• Comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes
• Produces light immediately when pun ided wuh electricity
• Not as energy efficient, lasting only 700 to 1,000 hours
• Emits 90 percent of us energy as heat
• Will be phased out starting in 2012
An electric current is driven through a tube containing gases This reaction produces ultraviolet light
Shedding light on bulb statistics
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Con of Lamps Lamp Life
Annual Energy Cost Lamps Replaced rn 4 5 years Total Cost
Savings Over Lamp Life
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• Light color is measured on a temperature acne referred to as Kelvin (K)
• Lower Kelvin numbers mean the light appears more yellow higher Kelvin numbers mean the light is whiter or bluer
• Most bulbs are made to match the color of incandescent bulbs at 2,700 to 3.000K
Sunlight at Dawn
High Pressure Sodium Light
■Warm White' Fluorescent Light
‘Cool White' Fluorescent Light
Sunlight at Midday
Mercury Vapor Light
Daykghf Fluorescent Light
that gets transformed into v isihle light by the fluorescent coating on the inside of the tube.
• Can last up to IO times Linger than incandescents
• I scs up to 75 percent less energy than ineandes-cents
• ( .in sui c more than $40 in energy costs over its
• Comes in a variety of shapes
• C ontains a small amount of mercury, an av er-age of four milligrams
• More expensive than incandescents. A pack of
New deli coming to University Parkway
By SUZANNE R. STONE
A Columbia-based delicatessen chain is bringing a little Marx Brothers style to Aiken's restaurant scene this summer.
Franchise owner Trey Miley
of Lexington plans to open a (iroucho's Deli location at 214 University Parkway, in the University Center shopping strip.
The chian was established in Columbia in 1941 by lead Marx Brother lookalike Harold “Groucho” Miller and has recently begun expansion beyond the Columbia area, according to Miley.
“I’ve always talked about starting my own business, and, when it came time to retire from the education field,
I skirled looking al business opportunities. (hie thing about (iroucho's is that it’s a place my whole family can always agree on - ‘Let’s go to Groucho’s.* I wanted to be a part of that,” Miley said. "The best thing about them as a company is that there's been no red tape They’ Ae been great to work with and have prov ided everything I needed th un day one.”
The deli chitin offers a menu of specialty' subs, sandw idles made to order, low-tat and vegetarian options, green and deli salads ami more, including (iroucho's own formula 45 Sauce.
“I think it’s going to be something additional for the lunchtime crowd: good sandwiches made quickly with a laid-back atmosphere that welcomes everything from Hip-flops to suits and ties and specialty sandw iches. If you haven’t had the opportunity to have one of tftesc, trust me. you can’t beat them,” said Miley,
I Ie plans to hav e a soft opening for the deli in mid-July and a grand opening the first week of August He I- looking for an eight- to 10-person staff of cashiers and kitchen help, mainly on a part-time basis. He has begun recruiting through the I'M Aiken C areer Connection website and plans to have a website and f acebook page for the Aiken (iroucho’s in the
Please see BULBS, page 12A See GROUCHO’S, page 12A
Woman uses dolls to help African women
Staff photo by Suzanne Stone
Anne Muzi is leading a group making West African-styled rag dolls as a fundraiser for the Center for African American History, Art and Culture.
By SUZANNE R. STONE
The ( enter for African American I iistury, Art and C uiture is getting an assist from a bit of West African style.
Anne Muzj hits rev wed a project abe dev eloped in the late 1980s to assist West African women while in the Peace Corps. The children of Sierra Leone had only rough-hewn stick dolls to play with, and
there were w omen in need of employ ment so she organized a group to make rag dolls dressed in the local clothing and hair sty les, known as I-abuda Dolls.
"Because that country is I ai nous liar the women in the beautiful clothing that they wear, we decided we needed some dolls dial were indigenous and wore the same finery as the women because it’s very beautiful,” Mu/i said. "We’d sec what we a uld do about
selling them maybe to the Peace ( orps so they’d have something that represented the real color and character of the country.”
The project grew ut scope and success until war broke out in the mid-1990s, and, even after the war, dolls continued to be made and sold, she observed "We sold to the NCjOs, the sen ice organizations like
Please see DOLLS, page 12A
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Which teams will win as soccer playoffs begin?
► High school soccer playoffs begin today Which of the seven boys’ and girts’ teams that qualified will come ouj on top? 11B