Originally created 02/25/02

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BACK IN TIME

Feb. 25, 1912

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - There was a serious shooting in Edgefield about 2 o'clock yesterday in the store of May & Prescott on Main Street. Several clerks narrowly escaped. The shooting was said to be done by W.M. Rearden of Edgefield County and the victim was C.H. Cobia, also of Edgefield.

It is a hard matter to get at the cause of the trouble. So far as can be learned, it was without provocation.

Cobia's wife is said to be sick with a baby only a few days old.

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CONCERT PLANNED

Music Live, the luncheon concert series, presents violinist Wendy Klopfenstein and pianist Waring McCrady from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., at noon March 5 in the sanctuary of Augusta's St. Paul's Church on Reynolds Street.

A catered lunch following the concert features grilled chicken salad with penne pasta, grape tomatoes, feta cheese crumbles, black olives, tender chicken strips and caesar salad dressing, cheddar benne cheese sticks, fresh fruit and poundcake.

The concert is free but lunches are $7 per person and reservations are required in advance by calling the Tuesday's Music Live box office at 722-3463 (24 hours).

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

MONDAY

Aiken City Council, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building, Park Avenue. (pre-meeting at 7 p.m.)

Burnettown Town Council, 6 p.m., Burnettown Town Hall, 3144 Augusta Road, Burnettown.

Public Services Committee of the Augusta Commission, 12:30 p.m., commission chamber, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

Administrative Services Committee of the Augusta Commission, 1 p.m., commission chamber, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

Public Safety Committee of the Augusta Commission, 1:30 p.m., commission chamber, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

Finance Committee of the Augusta Commission, 2 p.m., commission chamber, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

Engineering Services Committee of the Augusta Commission, 3 p.m., commission chamber, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Joint meeting of the Augusta Commission's Engineering Services and Finance committees to receive a presentation from Jackson Securities, 9 a.m., eighth floor committee room, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

THURSDAY

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

Augusta Mayor's Committee on Brownfields, 5 p.m., Mary Utley Center, Hyde Park

AIKEN TECH INFORMATION

Aiken Technical College offers associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in computer technology, industrial and engineering technology, health, public service and business.

Address: U.S. Highway 1

Phone: 593-9954

Web site: aik.tec.sc.us/

Enrollment: 2,300 to 2,400 students per semester

Tuition: $850 a semester for in-state students. (Students in Richmond and Columbia counties pay in-state tuition).

KID WATCH

Better Homes and Gardens magazine reports several common warning signs that indicate your child might be having a serious problem.

- Unprovoked aggression, especially if it occurs shortly after the end of the school day, often reflects frustration about what happened in school.

- You should be concerned if your child avoids activities that involve competition or if she suddenly drops an activity in which she previously had a lot of interest.

- If you child has very little energy, loses interest in doing things that he previously enjoyed, or is often tearful and sad, be sure to take these signs seriously. They often mean that your child is feeling he can't do anything you value or appreciate.

- When you children complain that something isn't fair, listen to determine if they have a legitimate complaint.

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