Originally created 02/25/03

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BACK IN TIME

FEB. 25, 1963

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Di Lane Plantation near here again is the scene for a field trial, this week hosting the Region Three competition of the Amateur Field Trials Association of America.

This even is a shooting dog stake in which any dog that has placed in a recognized field trial while being handled by an amateur may take part. Dogs and handlers from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia are on hand for the trial.

The winner will take home the Ray Hoagland Memorial Bowl for one year, plus a permanent trophy.

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TUESDAY

ENGINEERING SERVICES MEETING: The Engineering Services Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Room 802 of the municipal building, 530 Greene St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss, review and critique the sodium hydrochloride spill at the Spirit Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The meeting is open to the public.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: There will be a meeting of the board of trustees at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgefield County School District board room, Edgefield, S.C. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (803) 275-4601.

COLISEUM AUTHORITY MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority will meet at 9 a.m. in meeting rooms E/F of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 722-3521.

CULLUM LECTURE SERIES: The annual Cullum Lecture Series at Augusta State University will begin at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Butler Lecture Hall, 2500 Walton Way. The presentation, Blacks on the Border, The African American Experience in the West, will be conducted by Quintard Taylor. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 737-1444.

WEDNESDAY

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PANEL: Dr. Sandra Hochel will discuss social situations and the school system from noon to 12:50 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Aiken, Penland Building, Room 107. The presentation is open to the public. For more information, call (803) 641-3671.

NOT SO FAST

Over-the-counter pregnancy test kits might not do the job early in pregnancies.

The kits routinely recommend testing as early as the first day of a missed period, but researchers found the tests were only 90 percent accurate that day.

Most home tests are less sensitive than the test used in the study, which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Women with a negative test result may fail to protect themselves from exposures to toxicants in the workplace or medications that could damage a developing fetus, the researchers said.

TOP INVESTOR

In 1999, Money magazine named its selection for the best individual investor of the 20th century. The nomination went to baseball immortal and Augusta resident Ty Cobb.

In 1908 at age 21, Cobb began investing in a soft-drink company in Georgia and an auto company in Detroit, where he played ball. Coca-Cola and General Motors stock made Cobb a multimillionaire.

VEGETATIVE STATE

Only about 20 perccent of American adults get their recommended daily servings of five fruits and vegetables.

Fat people are even less likely to comply - only about one in six obese Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables.

Americans 65 and older, whites, college graduates, those actively engaged in leisure-time physical activity and nonsmokers were most likely to eat their five servings, according to the American Heart Association.

The good news: The percentage of five-a-day eaters is slowly increasing. It's up from 18 percent in 1990.