Originally created 09/07/02

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 7, 1957

THOMSON - Five people were injured and two autos were badly damaged Thursday in a two-car collision on Highway 78 on the outskirts of Thomson.

The Highway Patrol reported that the wreck occurred when a woman drove out a side road and collided with a car driven by a motorist from Alabama.

None of the victims was injured seriously.

CAMP RAINBOW

The Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center will be the host of the ninth annual Camp Rainbow Benefit Open Horse Show today at the Hippodrome Horse Complex in North Augusta.

The event is open to equestrians of all ages. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. An opening ceremony at 9 a.m. marks the start of the show, which ends at 3 p.m.

Classes include English, Western, championship and exhibition, with awards for first through sixth place. Entry fees are $5 for standard classes, $10 for the championship class and $2 for the exhibition class. Spectators are admitted free. Horse owners should note that a negative Coggins Test is required for admittance to the Hippodrome.

The Camp Rainbow Benefit Open Horse Show raises money for Camp Rainbow and its various programs. For more information or to volunteer, please call 721-4004.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

HOW-TO-BE-PUBLISHED WORKSHOP: A workshop on how to be published will be given from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aiken Technical College. This workshop is presented by the Writer's Digest Schools editorial associate Michael Garrett. The workshop costs $95 per person. For more information, call (803) 593-9231, Ext. 1230.

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: A softball tournament will be held at the New Ellenton Evans Field. This event is sponsored by the Atomic City Festival Committee and costs $150 per team. Proceeds benefit the Atomic City Festival. For more information, call 652-7805.

ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSION: An adoption information session will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Independent Adoption Center's office, 3774 Lavista Road, Suite 100, Tucker, Ga. Reservations are required. For more information, call (800) 385-4016 or (404) 321-6900.

BUILDING BRIDGES: MUSLIMS AND AMERICA POST-SEPT. 11: There will be an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Augusta, 3416 Middleton Drive. This program is to build understanding within the community. Information booths are open at 2 p.m. For more information, call 868-7278.

AIKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Aiken Technical College will celebrate its 30th anniversary from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Gregg-Graniteville Student Activities Center. There will be dinner catered by What's Cookin' and music by Terry Lee and the GT's. The celebration costs $25 and $200 for reserved tables of eight. For more information, call (803) 593-9954, Ext. 1325 or 1329.

SWAMP SATURDAY: A walk through the wetlands will be at 9:30 a.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Please bring insect repellent, sunscreen, walking shoes, water bottle and weather-appropriate outerwear. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 828-2109 or 828-2129.

T.W. JOSEY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING: Important business will be discussed at the T.W. Josey High School Alumni Association meeting at 10 a.m. at the T.W. Josey High School library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Frank Bowman, 798-1651 or Gloria Bennings, 729-0203.

15TH CHAMPIONSHIP AND HOUSEHOLD PET CAT SHOW: There will be a cat show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the North Augusta Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive. This event is presented by Cattyshack Cats, affiliated with The International Cat Association. Household pets, Abyssinians, American shorthairs, Bengals, Burmese, Scottish Folds, Ragdolls, Siamese and more will be showcased. For more information, call Liz Flynn, 860-1521.

SUNDAY

CHEFS OF AUGUSTA: Chefs will prepare delicious dishes for sampling at 4 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. This event is sponsored by Hot Foods By Calvin and will benefit the Augusta Mini Theatre Inc. The cost is $15. For more information, call 722-0598.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PETTING ZOO: There will be a musical instruments petting zoo from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fort Discovery, Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street. This event is sponsored by the Augusta Symphony, Symphony Friends and Fort Discovery. The cost is $5. For more information, call 826-4705.

THE EARTH WILL SWALLOW YOU: A screening of the film from the band Widespread Panic will be at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta. Gates open at 4 p.m., music by Redbelly and In Like Flynn will be at 5 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. This event costs $7. For more information, go to www.soulbar.com, or www.wpmovie.com.

MONDAY

STERLING & REID BROS. THREE-RING CIRCUS: The Sterling and Reid Bros. Three-Ring Circus will be at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. through Tuesday at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 308 Hale St. For tickets and more information, go to www.sterlingandreidbros.com.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF COLUMBIA COUNTY MEETING: There will be a meeting for the Democratic Party of Columbia County at 7 p.m. at the Juvenile Courtroom at the Government Complex, Washington Road, Evans. This meeting is open to the public.

100 BLACK MEN OF AUGUSTA INC.: Westinghouse will be giving a check in the amount of $10,000 to the 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. at 6:30 p.m. at the Partridge Inn, Walton Way. This check is to help the company to continue services and activities. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Wayne Foster, 651-8444.

WEST NILE HOTLINE

The CDC Public Response Hotline Service is answering questions from the public concerning West Nile virus. This is a toll-free call. English service: (888) 246-2675, Spanish service: (888) 246-2857. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CRANBERRY BENEFITS

Findings published in The Journal of the American Medical Association indicate scientists have discovered that regular consumption of cranberry juice may offer protection against certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.

THINK RED

Watermelon, pink grapefruit and tomatoes contain lycopene, which helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Red berries, kidney beans and red apples contain anthocyanins, which help control high blood pressure.

Source: National Cancer Institute.