Originally created 02/12/02

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BACK IN TIME

Feb. 12, 1972

Only hours after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. denied a motion to stay implementation of the Richmond County school desegregation order, attorneys for the school board asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing of the stay motion.

The motion also calls for the circuit court in New Orleans to reverse U.S. District Judge Alexander A. Lawrence's Jan. 13 order, which will partially go into effect Monday Under the Jan. 13 order, 29 elementary schools are to be desegregated by clustering and pairing in three phases.

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MEETINGS THIS WEEK

TODAY

Columbia County Management and Financial Services Committee, 5:30 p.m., Commissioners' Conference Room, Evans Government Center.

Columbia County Board of Education, 6 p.m., Evans Government Center Auditorium.

Aiken County Development Committee, 5:30 p.m., County Council Annex, Richland Avenue.

Aiken County Administrative Committee, 6 p.m., County Council Annex, Richland Avenue.

Aiken County Judicial & Public Safety Committee, 6:30 p.m., County Council Annex, Richland Avenue.

Aiken County Board of Education, 7 p.m., District Office, Brookhaven Drive.

Jackson Town Council, 7 p.m., Jackson Municipal Complex, Main Street.

Edgefield County Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Strom Thurmond High School Library, South Carolina Highway 23.

Allendale City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall courtroom, U.S. 301 S.

WEDNESDAY

Augusta Regional Transportation Study joint technical coordinating committee and citizens advisory committee, 9:30 a.m., room 802 Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

THURSDAY

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

Richmond County School Board, 7:30 p.m., Board of Education on Heckle Street.

LISTEN UP

If you use cotton swabs to rid your ears of wax, then pay attention.

Deeply probing and prodding with swabs may cause hearing loss, bleeding and injury to the eardrum, says M. Lee Williams, associate professor emeritus of otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of The Sinusitis Help Book.

Wax is secreted in the outer two-thirds of the ear canal. Swabs may force it deeper into the canal and diminish hearing. People who routinely use swabs are more likely to have related hearing loss.

Keep your ears clean, safe and free from itching by using an alcohol dipped cotton swab in the outer part of the ear canal no more than once a week and never when your ear is infected.

Remove impacted earwax by gently flushing your ear with a loosely inserted squeeze-bulb syringe containing tepid water. Leave space around the syringe tip for water to drain, so you avoid rupturing your eardrum. If this doesn't work, a doctor may need to remove the wax.

- Better Homes and Gardens magazine

BLOOD DRIVES

The following is a list of locations for the Shepeard Community Blood Center this month.

Today: 8-11 a.m., Savannah River Site Wackenhut; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Club Car, main plant; 12:30-3:30 p.m., Savannah River Site, C Area.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Savannah River Site 766-H; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way; 5-8 p.m., Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road, Martinez.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Savannah River Site Tritium; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., University of South Carolina Aiken, 171 University Parkway; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturn of Augusta, 1770 Gordon Highway.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., EZ-GO Car Division Textron, Inc.; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Augusta State Medical Prison, 3001 Gordon Highway, Grovetown.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Macy's, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Baptist Church; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken.

Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meybohm Realtors, 646 N. Belair Road, Evans; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., CVS, 111 Revco Road, North Augusta.

Feb. 19: 8 a.m. to noon, Milliken, 79 Calhoun St., Johnston; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beacon Filtration, Trenton, S.C.

Feb. 20: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgestone/Firestone, 1 Bridgestone Parkway, Graniteville; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Glenn Hills High School, 2840 Glenn Hills Drive; 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hillcrest Baptist Church and School, 3045 Deans Bridge Road.

Feb. 21: 1-4 p.m., Halocarbon Products, North Augusta; 2-7 p.m., Washington-Wilkes Community, Washington, Ga.; 5:30-8:30 p.m., Charles Holsenbake Blood Drive, 1105 Azalea Drive.

Feb. 22: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Samson Manufacturing, Waynesboro, Ga.; noon to 6 p.m., Edgefield Community, Bi-Lo Shopping Center, 227 Apple Square Plaza.

Feb. 23: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincolnton Baptist Church; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Augusta Harley Davidson, 4200 Belair Frontage Road.

Feb. 24: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Vineyard Church, 3126 Parrish Road; 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Berlin United Methodist Church, 1546 Hephzibah-McBean Road, Hephzibah.

Feb. 25: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Augusta Sportswear.

Feb. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant Votgle, Waynesboro, Ga.; noon to 5 p.m., Procter & Gamble.

Feb. 27: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, 1324 Laney Walker Blvd.; 3-7 p.m., Grovetown Community.

Feb. 28: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington Wilkes High School, 304 Gordon St., Washington, Ga.; noon to 5 p.m., Aiken Regional Medical Centers, 202 University Parkway.