Originally created 06/11/04

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Today in regional history:

JUNE 11, 1980

Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the $70 million W.F. Hall Printing plant near Evans was "a most significant occasion" because the plant will bring economic, technological and educational benefits to the area, Georgia Gov. George Busbee said.

The governor, keynote speaker for the event, said Hall Printing was "the kind of industry Georgia is seeking."

When the plant opens, it is expected to print annually more than 7 million Montgomery Ward catalogs, its major product.

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES TRAINING: Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services will hold volunteer training from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Dining Rooms 1 through 3 at University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way. There will be presentations that address a variety of issues related to sexual assault, including how these types of cases are investigated and prosecuted. The free training is open to the public. For more information, call 774-2769.

COOKIN' WITH CELEBRITIES: The Mental Health Association in Aiken County will hold the fifth annual Aiken's Cookin' With Celebrity Chefs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aiken Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. S.W. The event will feature a sampling of foods prepared by 30 celebrities in Aiken County. Tickets to the event cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are available at the Mental Health Association, 104 Florence St. S.W. Proceeds will be used for services provided by the association. For more information, call (803) 641-4164.

SATURDAY

AUTO SHOW: There will be a car and truck show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Southgate Plaza on Gordon Highway. Classes include Honda/Acura show, other imports, muscle cars, sport utility vehicles, Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes. Auto registration costs $15 in advance and $25 the day of the show. For more information, call (803) 279-9017, ext. 802.

QUILT SHOW: There will be a quilt show by the Pieceful Hearts Quilter's Guild from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Trends and Traditions Antique Mall, 2834 Washington Road. The event will include demonstrations, verbal appraisals, bed turning and donation raffle tickets to benefit the Medical College of Georgia's Camp Rainbow. For more information about the event, call 731-0888.

ERGONOMICS FOR FAMILIES

Parents need to brush up on the basics of workstation ergonomics before their children start logging a lot of hours working and playing games on the family computer.

Home offices created for parents don't always fit the smaller bodies of children. Parents who adjust this setting for young children and teach them good posture as they mature can help prevent health problems in the future.

Here's a checklist for children's postures:

  • Chairs should offer strong support for backs.

  • Children's heads should balanced evenly on their necks instead of tilting to one side.

  • Feet should rest firmly on the ground (or on a sturdy box, if children are small).

  • Children should bend their knees at no less than a 90-degree angle so blood will circulate properly.

  • Elbows should bend at a 90- to 110-degree angle, with forearms slightly below a horizontal level.

  • Upper arms should stay close to children's bodies.

  • Wrists and hands need to be level with forearms.