Originally created 01/05/02

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BACK IN TIME

JAN. 5, 1997

Half the Richmond County School Board boycotted a Saturday meeting to pick new leaders, leaving the other half legally unable to vote. But they did anyway and named Andrew Jefferson president.

Now the 10-member board has two trustees claiming to be president, one ever-increasing racial split and four days before Thursday's regular meeting to untangle the problem.

LOTTERY ROUNDUP

Friday, Dec. 28

Georgia: Cash 3: 0-2-5

Evening Cash 3: 2-4-0

Cash 4: 1-6-6-3

Evening Cash 4: 2-5-3-4

Fantasy 5: 11-22-24-26-31

The Big Game: 21-29-30-32-42

Big Money Ball: 20

Florida: Cash 3: 3-0-7

Play 4: 6-3-2-4

Mega Money: 3-7-18-32

Mega Ball: 11

Fantasy 5: 8-20-21-30-31

Saturday, Dec. 29

Georgia: Cash 3: 7-0-4

Evening Cash 3: 5-2-7

Cash 4: 7-4-7-6

Evening Cash 4: 8-2-7-3

Fantasy 5: 7-26-32-38-39

Lotto South: 25-26-28-31-39-44

Florida: Cash 3: 1-3-1

Play 4: 0-8-1-1

Lotto: 1-4-23-27-30-43

Fantasy 5: 1-5-8-16-36

Sunday, Dec. 30

Georgia: Evening Cash 3: 2-0-1

Evening Cash 4: 4-4-7-0

Fantasy 5: 5-6-24-33-34

Florida: Cash 3: 6-6-8

Play 4: 4-1-4-1

Fantasy 5: 4-8-9-14-25

Monday, Dec. 31

Georgia: Cash 3: 5-2-3

Evening Cash 3: 8-3-5

Cash 4: 7-4-4-1

Evening Cash 4: 9-6-1-6

Fantasy 5: 3-15-21-29-31

Florida: Cash 3: 1-4-3

Play 4: 3-3-5-1

Fantasy 5: 5-15-16-32-36

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Georgia: Cash 3: 8-9-0

Evening Cash 3: 8-1-2

Cash 4: 9-2-9-9

Evening Cash 4: 7-5-9-2

Fantasy 5: 3-10-16-25-28

The Big Game: 16-24-39-45-50

Big Money Ball: 36

Florida: Cash 3: 3-3-1

Play 4: 3-5-2-1

Fantasy 5: 9-10-13-21-36

Mega Money: 4-8-17-18

Mega Ball: 21

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Georgia: Cash 3: 9-9-6

Evening Cash 3: 9-7-5

Cash 4: 7-6-4-1

Evening Cash 4: 6-7-8-5

Fantasy 5: 1-6-8-34-35

Lotto South: 8-17-18-27-32-43

Florida: Cash 3: 8-9-5

Play 4: 7-6-8-1

Fantasy 5: 10-18-22-23-27

Lotto: 2-4-13-14-24-29

Thursday, Jan. 3

Georgia:

Cash 3: 4-3-1

Evening Cash 3: 0-0-2

Cash 4: 0-1-4-4

Cash 4 Evening: 7-3-5-4

Fantasy 5: 12-14-26-29-31

Florida: Cash 3: 9-7-0

Play 4: 2-5-0-9

DEBT HELP

Tips for avoiding credit problems

1 - Educate yourself about credit and creditors.

2 - Charge only what you know you can pay off. Don't go over your limit.

3 - Make payments on time, and pay more than the minimum each month.

4 - Look at how to reduce your expenses. Write out a budget and stick to it.

5 - Prioritize your payments. Which one is most important?

6 - Don't accept every credit offer. Shop for the lowest annual percentage rate (APR).

7 - Have three months of living expenses saved in an emergency fund.

8 - If you can't pay, contact creditors right away and try to work out a payment plan.

9 - Consult with a credit card counseling agency before you file bankruptcy and before your name is turned over to a collection agency.

- The Associated Press

BLOOD DRIVES

The following is a list of locations for the Shepeard Community Blood Center in the area.

TODAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road

MONDAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MEDAC, 804 Scott Nixon Memorial Drive; noon to 7 p.m., Jefferson Hospital, Louisville, Ga.

TUESDAY: 3 to 7 p.m., Jenkins County Community, 931 E. Winthrope Ave., Millen, Ga.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Winn-Dixie (N. Aiken); 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gracewood State School and Hospital, 100 Myrtle Drive, Gracewood, Ga.; 3 to 5:30 p.m., Aiken Electric Coop, 2790 Wagener Road

THURSDAY: 8 a.m. to noon, Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services, 520 Fenwick St.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bob Richard's Chevrolet, 2031 Gordon Highway; 1:30 to 4 p.m., Kentwood, 1227 W. Wheeler Parkway, Augusta; 3 to 7 p.m., North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive

FRIDAY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, Aiken County

JAN. 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baker Woods Baptist Church, 470 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez (breakfast and lunch served); 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe's, 2503 Whiskey Road, Aiken

JAN. 13: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 602 Georgia Ave., North Augusta

JAN. 15: 7 to 11 a.m., Solvary (Amoco), 3702 Clanton Road; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grab Bag Tuesday (Shepeard Community Blood Center), 1533 Wrightsboro Road; 1:30 to 6 p.m., TTX Hamburg, No. 1 Hamburg Road, North Augusta

COLD OR FLU?

Cold or Flu? Which do you have? Here are some tips to tell the difference.

WITH FLU:

  • Common symptoms are general weakness, headache, chills and widespread muscle ache.
  • Dry, hacking coughing is common.
  • Fever of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit is common.
  • About half of flu victims have a flushed face and hot, moist skin.
  • WITH A COLD:

  • Local symptoms can start in the nose, throat, eyes or chest.
  • Coughing is less severe and is usually associated with congestion.
  • Fever is less common, except in young children.
  • Colds seldom cause flushing or hot skin in adults.
  • An important thing to remember is that colds spread more readily hand to hand than by sneezes or coughs. If you have a cold, sneeze or cough into a tissue, and wash your hands after.
  • Sources: American Lung Association, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention