Originally created 08/07/03

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Program offers prostate screenings

University Hospital and Lowe's Home Improvement Stores are teaming up to fight prostate cancer.

Through the end of August, free prostate screenings will be available at various Lowe's locations. Health workers will give the simple blood test, which can then be followed with a more detailed exam at your doctor's office.

Screenings will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday at Lowe's on Bobby Jones Expressway, Aug. 16 at Lowe's in Aiken, Aug. 23 at Lowe's on Bobby Jones Expressway and Aug. 29 at Lowe's on Windsor Spring Road.


Series traces music's roots

Keeping Time: New Music From America's Roots airs at 7:30 Thursday on the digital cable Sundance Channel. The roots of traditional American music are traced in this four-part series. Its influence on a young generation is also explored. Among the performers: Gillian Welch, Nickel Creek and Robert Randolph.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Writer-producer-humorist Stan Freberg is 77. Bluesman Magic Slim is 66. Actress Verna Bloom is 64. Humorist Garrison Keillor is 61. Singer B.J. Thomas is 61. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 53. Actor Wayne Knight (Seinfeld) is 48. Singer Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) is 45. Actor David Duchovny (The X-Files) is 43. Country singer Raul Malo (The Mavericks) is 38. Actress Charlize Theron is 28.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You're lucky this year in that all ends well, though there'll be a few tense moments. Don't talk yourself (or anyone else) into a wild business scheme. Your money most likely comes from a rather difficult endeavor. It's more like doing old-fashioned work, not winning the lottery.


Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.


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