Originally created 11/05/01

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LETTER HEADS

Want to write a friendly foursome?

Here are the senators who represent Georgia and South Carolina.

Strom Thurmond

217 Russell Senate Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

Ernest Hollings

125 Russell Senate Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

Max Cleland

461 Dirksen Senate Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

Zell Miller

257 Dirksen Senate Building

Washington, DC 20510

BACK IN TIME

Nov. 5, 1933

An Augusta man who hitchhiked to California in pursuit of his estranged wife, fatally shot her before taking his own life, police said.

Los Angeles detectives said C.W. Pelot, described as an Augusta millworker, had traveled cross-country in pursuit of the woman. Back in Augusta, the dead man's sister said she thought he had gone to Statesboro.

(For a look at history through the pages of The Augusta Chronicle, subscribe to augustaarchives.com.)

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

MONDAY

North Augusta City Council, 7 p.m., Municipal Building, Buena Vista Avenue.

Edgefield Town Council, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Main Street.

Barnwell City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Burr Street.

TUESDAY

Aiken County Council, 7 p.m., County Council Annex, Richland Avenue.

Edgefield County Council, 6 p.m., County Building, Jeter Street.

Barnwell County Council, 7 p.m., Agriculture Building, Courthouse Circle.

McCormick Town Council, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Augusta Street.

Columbia County Commission, 6:30 p.m., Columbia County Courthouse, Appling.

WEDNESDAY

Augusta Commission, 2 p.m., eighth floor committee room, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

Columbia County Chairmanship Task Force, 7 p.m., Evans Government Center Auditorium.

THURSDAY

Edgefield County Planning Commission, 7 p.m., County Building, Jeter Street.

Trenton Town Council, 6 p.m., Town Hall, Church Street.

Augusta Housing Authority, 9:30 a.m., board room, J. Madden Reid Administration Building, 1425 Walton Way.

Augusta Comprehensive Planning Meeting, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Augusta-Richmond County Planning and Zoning Commission, Bernie Ward Community Center, 1841 Lumpkin Road.

SHEPEARD BLOOD CENTER

Today: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., John Deere (4000 Bldg.) 700 Horizon South Parkway; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Northland Cable, 3060 Cablevision Road, Aiken

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., John Deere (5000 Bldg.) 700 Horizon South Parkway; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road, Aiken; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tennile Woman's Club, Tennile, Ga.

Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Harlem Community, Harlem United Methodist Church, 115 Milledgeville Road; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad Street; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Kennametal, 470 Old Evans Road

Thursday: 8 a.m. to Noon, Milliekn (Johnston), 79 Calhoun St., Johnston, S.C.; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., North Augusta Community, Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive

Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad St.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmetto Healthcare/CareSouth, 2743 Perimeter Parkway; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Amick Farms, Highway 178, Batesburg, S.C.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Veteran's Day Blood Drive, 1533 Wrightsboro Road; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Veteran's Day Blood Drive, 112 Davis Road; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Veteran's Day Blood Drive, 1019 Pine Log Road

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Annual Blythe Bikers Blow-out, 377 Church St., Blythe, Ga.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beulah Grove Health Fair, A.R. Johnson High School, 1434 Poplar St.

KEEP DRINKING

Dehydration can literally be a matter of life and death. The death of pro football player shows that. But the danger is higher for the elderly and the very young.

With dehydration, your blood volume goes down. The heart must pump faster to make up the difference, putting stress on the cardiovascular system.

Lower blood volume also means your body doesn't cool down as efficiently, so you're more liable to overheat. Dizziness and faintness can also result.

A water loss of just 2 to 3 percent can diminish your performamce.

- Dallas Morning News

HOW TO KEEP A VCR CLEAN

Dust and dirt can build up inside VCRs over time, requiring periodic cleaning to keep them working properly.

To do this, take a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Open the tape door and rub the swab along the heads of the VCR. These black dots mounted on a silver cylinder, are the carbon filters that read tapes. After cleaning the heads, take a brand-new tape and let it run in the VCR for 3 to 4 minutes.

If this doesn't get the VCR clean, the machine might need to be professionally serviced.