Originally created 11/20/02

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 20, 1992

A pedestrian believed to be a homeless man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car on Peach Orchard Road, then run over by at least three more cars.

Several of the cars that hit the man also smashed into other vehicles.

Wayne P. Jones, 40, who was from Lancaster, S.C., died about 6:30 p.m., said the Richmond County coroner.

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

WEDNESDAY

FREE BREAKFAST: There will be a senior citizens breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. For more information, call LaKeshia Collins at (803) 279-2330, Ext. 226.

OPEN HOUSE: Fort Discovery will hold an open house for the new Science Store from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its location on Reynolds Street. There will be refreshments, door prizes, holiday items and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 821-0612.

THURSDAY

MUSICAL CONCERT: Bible Fellowship Church will present a musical concert with The Dixie Echoes Quartet at 7 p.m. at the Belair Conference Center, Belair Road. The Heartland Gospel Trio also will perform. The concert is free and is open to the public. For more information, call 651-1971.

GOOD JOB!

The five best and worst jobs ranked in various categories, according to the Jobs Rated Almanac by Les Krantz (Barricade Books, 333 pages, $14.95):

Best overall job:

No. 1 - Biologist

No. 2 - Actuary

No. 3 - Financial planner

No. 4 - Computer systems analyst

No. 5 - Accountant

Worst overall job:

No. 246 - Seaman

No. 247 - Ironworker

No. 248 - Cowboy

No. 249 - Fisherman

No. 250 - Lumberjack

Best working environment:

No. 1 - Statistician

No. 2 - Mathematician

No. 3 - Computer systems analyst

No. 4 - Hospital administrator

No. 5 - Historian

Worst working environment:

No. 246 - Taxi driver

No. 247 - NFL player

No. 248 - Race car driver

No. 249 - Firefighter

No. 250 - President of the United States

Best Income:

No. 1 - NBA player ($4,637,825)

No. 2 - Major League Baseball player ($1,954,400)

No. 3 - NFL player ($1,836,460)

No. 4 - Race car driver ($508,569)

No. 5 - President of the United States ($400,000)

Worst Income:

No. 246(tie) - Child care worker ($17,077)

No. 246(tie) - Maid ($17,077)

No. 248 - Waiter/Waitress - ($16,083)

No. 249 - Catholic priest ($16,079)

No. 250 - Dishwasher ($16,046)

Least Stress:

No. 1 - Musical instrument repairer

No. 2 - Florist

No. 3 - Medical records technician

No. 4 - Actuary

No. 5 - Forklift operator

Most Stress:

No. 246 - Taxi driver

No. 247 - Race car driver

No. 248 - Senior corporate executive

No. 249 - Firefighter

No. 250 - President of the United States

HAIR AND NOW

Worried about hair loss? To add volume to thinning hair, massage your head while shampooing, keep your brush at the root rather than the ends when blow-drying, and use a hair brush with natural boar bristles, which distribute natural oil through the hair.

PASS THE CARBS

A recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture study found that high-carbohydrate diets provide more vitamin A and C, as well as calcium, magnesium and iron.

TAKE A WALK

In an analysis of 72,488 nurses over a 14-year period, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that those who walked six or more hours per week decreased their risk of suffering a stroke caused by a clot by 40 percent.