BACK IN TIME
JUNE 28, 1955
AIKEN - An inquest into the death of Eugene Harold Key, 9, who died hours after his bicycle crashed into a car Saturday, will be held Wednesday, Coroner James L. Gregory said.
The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Key of Route 3 in Aiken, reportedly turned his bike into the path of an automobile. The fatal crash occurred in front of the boy's home.
The youth's death was the second resulting from bicycle-car collisions in Aiken County this year. Earlier, young Michael Hites, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Hites of North Augusta, died from injuries suffered in a similar mishap.
More companies are telling workers to refrain from using a cell phone while driving on the job.
"The evidence is overwhelming that cell phone usage while driving is hazardous to drivers and those around them," said Vince Sommer, the director of collision management and driver safety programs for Wheels Inc., a fleet management company based in Des Plaines, Ill.
"That's prompting many companies, particularly those who understand the risks - like those in the insurance and telecommunications industries - to create policies for their employees' use of phones while driving," he said.
The firm polled 125 companies and found that 59 percent of them have a policy regulating the use of cell phones by employees while driving, mostly for liability and safety reasons. Of those companies that don't have policies, more than half said they're in the process of coming up with one.
SOME ADVICE FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
Planning a business trip? Sept. 11 changed the rules. Here's what the National Business Travel Association advises:
YOU SAY 'TOMATO' ...
Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Well, neither, actually. Botanically speaking, the tomato is a berry.
Other tomato facts:
WATCH THAT SIP
If you take iron supplements, wait at least 90 minutes before drinking any tea. According to Prevention magazine, the tannins in the tea can prevent your body from fully absorbing the iron.
THE ODDS, FELLOWS
That an American will die in a given year: 1 in 119
That you will live past age 65: 4 in 5
Of dying of heart disease: 1 in 3
Of surviving your first heart attack: 2 in 3
Of dying of cancer: 1 in 5
Of dying in an accident: 1 in 23
Of dying in an automobile accident: 1 in 125
Of being struck by lightning in a lifetime: 1 in 9,100
That you will be murdered this year: 1 in 12,000
Source: What the Odds Are by Les Krantz.