Originally created 10/07/01

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TODAY IN HISTORY

1921

A.W. Williams was arrested after slashing a policeman with a concealed knife during his arrest at Broad and Eve streets.

The officer was taken to University Hospital for treatment. Mr. Williams, who was described as "plain drunk," was charged with attempted murder.

And in a lighter account, The Chronicle reported that Sheriff Howard of Aiken County was approached by a "beautiful woman" the day after a deputy had seized an automobile when its occupants had fled. The deputy found the vehicle full of liquor.

After what the newspaper correspondent described as much soul-searching, the sheriff advised the woman he could not release the car without proof of ownership.

YOUTH SERVED

According to census data released last week, the number of young people in the nation is growing.

YOUNG COUNTIES: Counties with 100,000-plus population and a median age below 26 years of age:

COUNTY ---------------MEDIAN AGE

1. Utah County, Utah - 23.3 years old

2. Brazos County, Texas - 23.6 years old

3. Onslow County, N.C. - 25 years old

4. Clarke County, Ga. - 25.4 years old

LOTS OF YOUNG FOLKS:

Five states have seen their under-18 population increase by more than 25 percent since 1990:

1. Nevada - 72 percent increase

2. Arizona - 39 percent

3. Colorado - 28 percent

4. Florida - 27 percent

5. Georgia - 26 percent

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

FALL COOKOUT

Cooking that hamburger on your outdoor autumn grill is not as simple as you might think.

Overcook the patty, and you put yourself at risk for cancer. Undercook it, and you might intake bacteria.

A study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute recommends the safest cooking technique - frequent flipping of the meat.

Researchers found that turning the ground beef over only once led to the highest formation of heterocyclic amines, which are carcinogens.

Turning burgers every minute greatly reduced HCA formation and actually cooked the meat faster than meat not flipped.

The cooking process also calls for reduced cooking temperatures. Bacteria were completely killed in ground beef patties when the internal temperature reached just 158 degrees. When the frying pan was overheated to 482 degrees, researchers found HCA.

The bottom line? Flip patties frequently and do so over medium heat.

EDGEFIELD SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Staff development day - Monday

End of first nine weeks - Friday

Report cards - Oct. 18

Interim reports - Nov. 14

Thanksgiving holidays - Nov. 21-23

End of second nine weeks - Dec. 19 (half-day)

Winter break - Dec. 20-Jan. 1

Staff development day - Jan. 2

Start of third nine weeks - Jan. 3

Teacher workday - Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - Jan. 21

Interim reports - Feb. 6

Staff development day - Feb. 18

Teacher workday - March 11

End of third nine weeks - March 12

Report cards - March 18

Snow day - April 5

Spring break - April 8-12

Interim reports - April 22

Final exams - May 20-22

Teacher workday - May 23

Graduation - May 24

MCDUFFIE SCHOOL SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT DATES

In-service day - Oct. 19

Holidays/Thanksgiving - Nov. 21-23

First semester ends - Dec. 18

Christmas holidays - Dec. 18-Jan. 1

In-service day - Jan. 2

School resumes - Jan. 3

Holiday/Martin Luther King Jr. - Jan. 21

In-service day - Feb. 15

Holiday/Presidents Day - Feb. 18

Spring holidays - April 8-12

Post planning - May 21-23

Graduation - May 24

FAILED PREDICTIONS

We all make mistakes, some bigger than others.

1486 - "So many centuries after Creation, it is unlikely that anyone could find hitherto unknown lands of any value."

- Spanish King Ferdinand's committee studying Columbus' proposal.

1943 - "Automobiles will start to decline almost as soon as the last shot is fired in World War II. (The helicopter) will all but replace the horseless carriage."

- Harry Bruno, aviation publicist

1955 - "A few decades hence, energy may be free - just like the unmetered air."

- John von Neumann, Atomic Energy Commission

1956 - "Space travel is utter bilge."

- Dr. Richard van der Riet Wooley, British space adviser

1959 - "The employers are going to love this generation. They aren't going to press many grievances. They are going to be easy to handle. There aren't going to be any riots."

- Clark Kerr, chancellor, University of California

1964 - "The only thing that's different is the hair, as far as I can see. I give (The Beatles) a year."

- Ray Block, on The Ed Sullivan Show