Originally created 05/02/00

In the Know



LISTEN UP!: Free hearing tests will be offered at six locations in the Aiken-Augusta area on Saturday as part of National Day of Hearing Testing. According to Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, the organization sponsoring the event, 26 million Americans have a hearing loss, but only 6 million wear hearing aids. By age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss and 30 out of every 1,000 school-age children have a hearing loss.

Tests will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Beltone Hearing Aids, Aiken office, 1637 Whiskey Road, (803) 648-7156; Beltone Hearing Aid Service, 1363 Broad St., 722-2621; Doctors Hospital, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Suite 202, 868-5676; St. Joseph Hospital, Summerville Building adjacent to the hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, 481-7396; University Hospital Speech and Hearing Center, corner of R.A. Dent Boulevard and St. Sebastian Way, 774-8666.

Interested people should call for an appointment.

Frontline visits Thomas Jefferson's family tree.

TV TONIGHT: Jefferson's Blood, tonight's installment of Frontline, covers the intertwined family history of Thomas Jefferson and his reputed mistress Sally Hemings, familiar territory perhaps for viewers who saw the recent CBS miniseries about their longstanding relationship. PBS stations WCES-TV (Channel 20) and WEBA-TV (Channel 14) will air the program at 9.

Mitsubishi will give away a convertible to some hopeless romantic.

CONTEST OF THE WEEK: The grand prize winner of Mitsubishi's Romance on the Road contest will win a new Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder convertible. The automaker is seeking real-life stories of flirtations or romances that started with the wink of an eye, the toot of a horn or an inviting look between drivers. Entries should not exceed 500 words. Stories can be submitted at the Web site (www.roadromantic.com) or mailed to the Search for Road Romantics, P.O. Box 2232, 101 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. The deadline for entries is May 12.