Today in regional history:
June 3, 1988
WASHINGTON - Gregory Rogers, of North Augusta, finished fourth in the 61st annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee on Thursday, earning $500 in the process.
Greg stumbled over the word "perfidious" in the seventh round, with just three of the 200 spellers who remained in competition.
"I would have done better if I had listened more carefully to the pronouncer," said the North Augusta Middle School pupil.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
TERRORISM WORKSHOP: Augusta State University will hold a Terrorism in the Philippines workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Allgood Hall, Room N126 on the ASU campus, 2500 Walton Way. Dr. Paul Rodell, an associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University, will speak on Philippine Muslim separatists and international terrorist linkages. The workshop will discuss the rebellion of Muslim separatists in the Philippines and America's ties to the country. The workshop, sponsored by ASU's Department of Political Science, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 737-1710.
NAMI MEETING: The Augusta Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet at 7 p.m. at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 432-0021.
WHEEL, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Wheel, Art and Music Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The event will include pottery wheel demonstrations, art for sale by local teenagers, live musical performances, refreshments and more. Admission costs $5. For more information, call 724-7501.
AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE: 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. will present the seventh annual black tie gala, titled An Evening of Elegance, honoring the fine arts, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Fort Gordon Club Ballroom. The master and mistress of ceremonies will be Jay Jefferies and Dominique Benn, of WRDW-TV News 12. Entertainment will be provided by Sounds Unlimited band and special guests. The cost is $60 per person. Proceeds will benefit the mentoring program. For more information, call 724-3220.
GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: The Augusta GreenJackets will play host to the Greensboro Bats at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium, off Milledge Road. Tickets cost $10 for box seats; $7 for reserved seating; $6 for general admission; $5 for seniors, military and children ages 4-12; and $1 for children 3 and younger. For more information, call 736-7889.