Originally created 09/14/03

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 14, 1974

Richmond County Sheriff William A. Anderson accused a civil court judge Friday of breaking state law, and said a lot of activities in that court need to be explained.

Sheriff Anderson's fiery outburst came late Friday afternoon after Judge L.W. Cooper postponed a preliminary hearing on six people picked up in a county drug raid. The six were charged with both felony and misdemeanor charges.

The sheriff said he was told that Judge Cooper demanded investigators turn over all paperwork by 5 p.m. Thursday.

This was "highly irregular," the sheriff said. "There are a lot of activities (in civil court) that deserve some answering."

Hardy Festival seeks vendors

Organizers of Harlem's Oliver Hardy Festival, scheduled for Oct. 4, are accepting applications for crafters and vendors. For information, contact Harlem City Hall at 556-3448 or go to harlemga.org.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY

BRIDAL CELEBRATION: The second annual Bridal Celebration will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Augusta Mall. More than 30 exhibitors will be present, including photographers, jewelers, florists, bridal wear merchants, caterers and more. Fashion shows will be at 1 and 3 p.m. For more information on the show, call Augusta Mall at 733-1001.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL: The Augusta State University Faculty Recital will be at 3 p.m. at the university's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, 2500 Walton Way. The recital is sponsored by the Augusta State Fine Arts and Conservatory program. For more information, call 737-1453.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC: The Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., will have traditional Irish music at 2 p.m. Listen to the fiddle, whistle and pipes of Sibin. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-7501.

MONDAY

COMPUTER CENTER OPEN HOUSE: The SeniorNet Computer Learning Center will hold an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. at the center, in University of South Carolina Aiken's Gregg-Graniteville Library. Speak to instructors and sign up for computer classes. The open house is free. For more information, call (803) 641-3288.

CAR SEAT EDUCATION: Safe Kids of East Central Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia will hold car seat education classes from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Medical College of Georgia conference center, room BT-1810. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to learn car seat safety and correct installation. Pre-registration is required. The class is free. For more information, call 721-5437.

FRAUD ALERT

Police offer these tips to protect yourself from financial fraud:

  • Mail bill payments in blue federal mailboxes or at the post office.
  • Do not print your Social Security number on your driver's license or checks.
  • Do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet.
  • Protect all personal identification numbers. Do not carry them in your wallet.
  • Do not carry too many credit cards in your wallet or car.
  • Check bank statements monthly for errors and discrepancies.
  • Remove your mail from the mailbox as soon as it is delivered.
  • If you go out of town, have your mail held at the post office.
  • Shred all pre-approved credit offers, charge receipts, insurance forms, bank statements, expired credit cards and other information over the telephone.
  • Do not give out personal or financial information over the telephone.
  • Check your credit once a year to make sure that no one else is using your personal information to obtain credit cards or services.
  • PREVENT POISONING

  • Always supervise children closely in areas where poisons are commonly stored, such as kitchens, bathrooms and garages.
  • Keep all medication and household products locked away.
  • Install special clamps to keep children from opening cabinets.
  • Consider all household or drugstore products potentially harmful.
  • Use childproof safety caps on containers of medication and other dangerous products.
  • Never call medicine "candy" to get a child to take it.
  • Read the label.
  • Keep products in their original containers with labels in place.
  • Use poison symbols to identify dangerous substances.
  • Dispose of outdated products as recommended.
  • Use chemicals only in well-ventilated areas.
  • The number for poison control is (800) 222-1222.
  • CHEMOTHERAPY BENEFIT

    Elderly patients diagnosed with midstage colon cancer benefit as much from chemotherapy after surgery as young patients with the disease, according to a review of more than 3,000 patient records in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Patients 70 and older who were judged fit enough to undergo chemotherapy had the resiliency to withstand the side effects.

    The study showed that chemotherapy reduced the risk of death after surgery for colon cancer by 24 percent.

    Colon cancer ranks second to lung cancer in the number of deaths it causes each year. Most colon cancer patients are older than 70.