Originally created 02/10/02

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BACK IN TIME

Feb. 10. 1942

Sleepy-eyed Augustans, deprived of an hour overnight, adjusted themselves to the new war time yesterday and managed to get to work and to school without much confusion.

Many were overconscious. A cook working for the Hal Hills was so determined that the new daylight saving time would not upset her routine that she set her clock up one hour Sunday night, got up an hour earlier than usual even by war time, dashed to the bus line only to find that the buses didn't start until 6 a.m.

Local schools reported more tardy students than usual.

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BLOOD DRIVES

The following is a list of locations for the American Red Cross of Augusta.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paine College, 1235 15th Street, Augusta, Ga.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, LePavilion Plaza; 4-9 p.m., Church of God in Christ, 4272 Mennonite Church Road, Stapleton, Ga.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, LaPavilion Plaza Center.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Silverbluff High School, 64 Desota Drive, Aiken; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, LePavilion Plaza Center.

Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2 L, LePavilion Plaza.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2 L, LePavilion Plaza; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 12:30-5:30 p.m., Taliaferro County Senior Citizens Center, 119 Commerce Street, Crawfordville, Ga.

Feb. 17: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 3650 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez.

Feb. 18: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, LaPavilion Center.

Feb. 19: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kerr Business College, 2528 Center W. Parkway; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, LaPavilion Center.

Feb. 20: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, LaPavilion Center.

PROTECTING BLOOD

There might be some misconceptions and fears about giving blood, but the American Red Cross offers these answers to common questions:

- Donating blood is a safe and sterile process - the bags, tubing and needles are used only once and then destroyed.

- It is impossible to get AIDS from giving blood.

- Donating blood rarely hurts. You will briefly feel a sting on the inside of your arm near your elbow.

- Although some people are scared they'll get sick or faint, reactions when donating rarely occur and are usually minor.

- If you feel fatigued after donating, it will pass in a few hours.

- Your blood cells replace themselves. It is safe to donate blood every 56 days.

To ensure the safety of the blood supply, the Red Cross performs eight tests for infectious diseases on each blood donation, regardless of how many times a person has donated blood.

- HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test.

- HIV-1 Antigen Test

- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test

- Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test

- Hepatitis C Antibody Test (Version 3.0)

- ALT Test (liver enzyme)

- HLTV-I/II Antibody Test (rare T-cell leukemia virus)

- Syphilis Test

Source: The American Red Cross

COLORFUL REACTIONS

The colors around us change our mood, decorating experts says.

For example, to stimulate conversation when guests visit, choose active colors such as red, yellow and orange - they inspire camaraderie.

Other decorating colors and the moods they create:

Pink: Soothes, promotes affability and affection.

Yellow: Expands the space, cheers your spirit, increases energy.

Black: Disciplines, authorizes, strengthens what's around it; encourages independence.

White: Purifies, energizes, unifies; in combination, makes all other colors stronger.

Orange: Cheers, commands, stimulates appetites and conversation.

Red: Empower, stimulates, dramatizes; symbolizes passion.

Green: Balances, normalizes, refreshes, encourages emotional growth.

Purple: Comforts, spiritualizes; creates mystery and draws out intuition.

Source: Associated Press