Originally created 11/15/02

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 15, 1970

The Paine College drive to raise $100,000 to replace historic Haygood Hall has been revitalized with a $1,000 check from M.M. Scott Sr., the vice president of Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Co.

Specific plans for the revitalized drive will be discussed at a Tuesday meeting of Augusta-area Paine College alumni in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

FRIDAY

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: An open house for the Sacred Heart Gift Shop will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1301 Greene St. There will be artwork by Maryann Baggs and book signings with Christine Deriso, the author of Dreams to Grow On, and Karin Calloway, the author of Quick Cooking. Mrs. Calloway will provide food samples. For more information, call 826-4701.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE BIRTHDAY BASH: The Ronald McDonald House will celebrate its 18th birthday with a party at 7 p.m. at the Marion Hatcher Center, 519 Greene St. The party will feature a live and silent auction, catered food, music and autographed items by Pink Floyd, golfer Charles Howell and Alex Trebek. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. For more information, call 724-5901.

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: Christmas Made in the South will stop in Augusta from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. The show will feature arts and crafts, metal sculptures, glass-beaded jewelry, Americana, tropical and animal motifs, and more. The cost is $5; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Discounts worth 50 cents are available at Chick-Fil-A, Fat Man's Forest locations and The Augusta Chronicle. For more information, call Russ Hunt, (800) 683-3772.

SATURDAY

WORLD AIDS CAMPAIGN BASKETBALL GAME: A basketball game to benefit the World AIDS Campaign will be at 5 p.m. at the Augusta State University Physical Education Athletic Complex, Wrightsboro Road. Local television celebrities will compete against radio celebrities; ASU Alumni will assist both teams. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 667-4342.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MEETING: The Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of East Georgia in Augusta will have a meeting to announce the Quality Improvement Project at 1:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. The meeting will focus on the requirements and the application packets for the project. It is recommended that all potential applicants attend. Applicants must be 21 or older and have a high school diploma and a clear criminal records check. For more information, call 228-3566 or (877) 228-3566 or e-mail Imgaugusta@mindspring.com.

COMPULSIVE CHECKLIST

Some people can actually become addicted to shopping. Here's a checklist that can help you test whether you might be a compulsive shopper:

  • Do you go shopping when you've experienced a setback or disappointment or when you feel angry or scared?
  • Are your spending habits emotionally disturbing to you? Have they created chaos in your life?
  • Do your shopping habits create conflicts between you and someone close to you, such as your spouse or your parents?
  • Do you buy items with your credit cards that you wouldn't buy if you had to pay with cash?
  • When you shop, do you feel a rush of euphoria mixed with feelings of anxiety?
  • Do you feel you're performing a dangerous, reckless or forbidden act when you shop?
  • Are many of your purchases seldom or never worn or used?
  • Would you feel "lost" without your credit cards?
  • Do you think about money excessively - how much you have, how much you owe, how much you wish you had - and then go out and shop again?
  • Do you spend a lot of time juggling accounts and bills to accommodate your shopping debts?
  • Source: Consumer Credit Counseling Service

    QUICK FIX

    Hard water leaves its mark on shower walls and glass shower enclosures in the form of crusty white lime deposits that sometimes seem as though they're going to be impossible to remove.

    For help with cleaning, sodium carbonate is the chemical you'll want to use. It's the base for many cleaners and is the primary ingredient in washing soda. If a strong solution of sodium carbonate doesn't do the trick, try a squirt of liquid toilet-bowl cleaner. Bowl cleaners are strong, dangerous chemicals, so use them with eye and skin protection and plenty of ventilation. When the water stains are gone, apply a coat of car wax to all the surfaces in the shower. Doing so will make cleaning a breeze next time.