Originally created 10/15/02

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OCT. 15, 1980

Augusta officials have approved the sale of land along the Savannah River between 13th and 15th streets for a 54-unit condominium complex at its appraised value of $132,000 but attached several conditions to the sale.

The 6.27-acre tract is sought by developer L.D. Waters for his Water's Edge project.

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


LADIES DAY OUT BLOOD DRIVE: Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold Ladies Day Out, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the locations at 1533 Wrightsboro Road and 112 Davis Road. There will be door prizes, refreshments and pink carnations for donors. Breast cancer survivors can share their courage with others by signing the Survivor Wall at the Wrightsboro Road location. For more information, call Cyndi Reeves at 737-4551.

AIKEN DOG TRAINING CLUB: The Aiken Dog Training Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Saddlery, 880 Banks Mill Road, Aiken. The guest speaker will be Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Jr., a senior ecologist at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. For more information, call Ginny Dingfelder at (803) 643-3257.

SIERRA CLUB: The Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension. Jonathan Evans will present a slide show about the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, call Sam Booher at 863-2324.

BEECH ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Beech Island Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at its location, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. The speaker will be Aiken County Assistant Superintendent of Education Dr. Frank Roberson. He will speak on his book, Where a Few Gather in My Name. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Jackie Bartley at (803) 827-0184 or (803) 867-3600.


STANDARD FIRST AID: The American Red Cross of Augusta will have a standard first aid class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at its location, 1322 Ellis St. The class costs $36 and is open to the public. For more information, call Jana Hill at 724-8483.


A recent study of 3,500 people found that women suffering from depression or anxiety ate an average of 118 calories more per day. For men, it was 181. In one year, that translates to 12 pounds of weight for women and 19 for men.


Prevention magazine reports new evidence that shows cigarette smoking not only boosts blood pressure but also contributes to the formation of brain aneurysms. When aneurysms rupture, they can cause a hemorrhagic stroke.


Allstate Insurance Co. offers the following tips to help you before, during and after a tornado hits:

BEFORE:Familiarize yourself with the location of a storm shelter and develop an action plan for your family. Also, determine the best place in your home for your family to gather if a warning is issued.

Prepare an emergency supply kit with bottled water, a battery-operated radio and flashlights with extra batteries.

Prepare an inventory of your personal property (if possible, videotape your household's contents) and keep it in a deposit box or some other safe place away from home. Review your insurance policy with an insurance agent to assure that you have adequate coverage.

DURING:Be alert and stay calm. Tune in to your local weather-alert radio station.

Avoid rooms with windows and patio doors, and do not open windows. If you have a basement, seek shelter in it. If you don't have a basement, seek shelter in a bathroom or closet located nearest to the center of your home or find shelter under something sturdy, such as a pool table or staircase. If you are in a mobile home, leave and find substantial shelter.

If you are outdoors when a tornado approaches, lie face-down in a ditch, ravine or other low area and cover your head to protect it from flying debris. If you are driving, stop and get out of your car and seek shelter in a sturdy building or under an overpass if possible.

AFTER:Do not go into a damaged home or structure.

Be alert for potential hazards and watch for broken power lines, shattered glass, splintered wood and other objects.

If your home or vehicle sustained damage, contact your insurance agent to report the damage.

Sneeze-friendly plants

The following lists plants, trees and shrubs the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says are better for people with allergies:

Apple, azalea, boxwood, cherry, dogwood, hibiscus, magnolia, pear, plum, rose, viburnum, alyssum, begonia, Cactus, clematis, columbine, crocus, daffodil, dahlia, daisy, Dusty Miller, Geranium, hosta, hyacinth, hydrangea, impatiens, iris, lilac, lily, narcissus, pansy, petunia, phlox, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, tulip, verbana and zinnia

Trees to avoid in the yard:

Alder, ash, aspen, beech, birch, box elder, cedar, cottonwood, cypress, elm, hickory, juniper, mulberry, oak, olive, palm, pecan, poplar, sycamore, walnut and willow

Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology


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