Originally created 10/14/02

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OCT. 14, 1980

Richmond County Sheriff's investigators on Monday marked their third day questioning a 40-year-old Warrenville, S.C., man in connection with the kidnapping of Valerie Newsome.

Paul F. Koon remained in the custody of the Aiken County Sheriff's Department.

Mrs. Newsome, 30, has not been seen or heard from since she was grabbed in the National Hills Shopping Center parking lot.


Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


AIKEN AARP MEETING: The Aiken AARP will meet at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road. The guest speaker will be Mayor Fred Cavanaugh. For more information, call (803) 648-8960.

A TASTE OF WINE & ART: There will be a wine tasting and art gallery display from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. Tickets cost $40 and are available at The Art Center and Chris' Camera Center, Laurens Street. For more information, call (803) 641-9094.


Juice that you buy in the store might carry harmful bacteria if it has not been pasteurized. These bacteria come from outside when fruits and vegetables are fresh-squeezed. If the juice has not been treated, it must say so on the label of the container.


Here's how to kill bacteria:

  • Wash your hands and cooking surfaces.
  • Separate raw and cooked foods.
  • Use a food thermometer when cooking.
  • Refrigerate and freeze food properly.
  • Source: USDA


    Advice for avoiding embarrassment in a business situation:

  • Rolls and bread are one of the few foods that can be eaten with your fingers, even at a formal meal. However, it is inappropriate to break the roll in half, butter it and eat it. Instead, break off bite-size pieces, then butter and eat them one at a time.
  • Don't use a toothpick. If something is stuck in your teeth, drink some water.
  • Ice cubes are not an edible part of a drink.
  • Men should always wear undershirts under dress shirts. When wearing an open collar, make sure it is buttoned high enough or wear a V-neck undershirt so it doesn't show.
  • Women should choose earrings that are simple, yet elegant, and should wear one pair at a time. Men shouldn't wear earrings.
  • At a social function, name badges should be worn about four inches from the top of the right shoulder. The reason for such placement is that people reach for each other's right hand when being introduced, and having the badge on the right makes it easier to spot a person by name.
  • To make a good first impression, follow the Rule of 12: The first 12 words you speak should include some form of thanks; the first 12 steps you take should exude confidence; the first 12 inches from the top of your head down should be impeccably groomed; the last 12 inches, from the shoes up, should be well-maintained.
  • Sources: Etiquette consultants Ann Marie Sabath and Maria Everding


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