Originally created 11/21/02

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 21, 1982

AIKEN - At least two persons were killed Saturday night when an airplane crashed and burned about a mile from Aiken County Municipal Airport.

Witnesses said the plane, a twin-engine Cessna 411, appeared to be flying too low as it approached the airport, then crashed in a heavily wooded area northeast of the airport between Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 1.

Debris was found scattered over a 300- to 400-foot area on a hillside between two ponds.

The badly burned bodies of an unidentified man and woman were found about 75 feet from the wreckage.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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.

FRIDAY

TALENT SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION: The Lakeside High School Chorus will present a talent show and silent auction at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans. Students, faculty and administrators will participate. The silent auction will benefit the Show Choir. Concessions will be available. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 863-0027, Ext. 224.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: University Hospital will welcome the holidays with a celebration and tree lighting at 6 p.m. at the hospital, 3500 Walton Way. The event will feature carolers, candy canes and more. Local choirs and musicians will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Santa will arrive at 7:30 p.m. to light the tree. Free refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 828-2460.

DON'T MISS IT

Missing an hour of sleep a night for six nights in a row has the same effect as pulling an all-nighter. Try establishing a sleep schedule and sticking to it - most people need an hour of sleep for every two hours awake.

Dehydration can be a matter of life and death. The danger is higher for the elderly and the very young.

With dehydration, your blood volume goes down. The heart must pump faster to make up the difference, putting stress on the cardiovascular system.

Lower blood volume also means your body doesn't cool down as efficiently, so you're more likely to overheat. Dizziness and faintness can also result.

A water loss of just 2 to 3 percent can diminish your performance.

Planning a party fit for a king, but don't want to spend a royal fortune?

Here's what the experts say: Think big, but set a budget.

  • The first question to answer is how much you want to spend. Defining your party budget is the first step in organizing what kind of celebration you want to have.
  • Build your party around a theme such as a circus, a sports event or a popular movie.
  • If you shop around, you can create a festive feast without paying a king's ransom.
  • Most of your party planning dollars will go toward the cost of food, but instead of costly caterers, visit a local cooking school for party chefs.
  • Music can make or break a party. When searching for a band or disc jockey, go club-hopping to scout for talent.
  • Source: National Sleep Foundation