Originally created 02/03/05

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

NAMI MEETS: The Augusta Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet at 7 p.m. at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2216 Walton Way. The meeting is free. For more information, call 432-0021.

DENIZENS OF THE DEEP: Denizens of the Deep will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5877, off Whiskey Road in Aiken. It is open to submarine veterans and those who have worked on submarines. The women's auxiliary group also will meet. For more information, call (803) 641-1231.

FRIDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN: The Medical College of Georgia will hold a Lunch and Learn lecture from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Magnolia and Dogwood rooms of Terrace Dining at MCG. The presentation will celebrate the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, with guest speaker Dr.Carolyn Landolfo. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, call 721-5737.

PANEL DISCUSSION: A panel discussion, Is there a Cultural Divide in America? Perspectives on Race, the Media, and Religion, will be held at 10 a.m. at Augusta State University, 326 University Hall, 2500 Walton Way. The panel is composed of faculty from ASU and the Medical College of Georgia. The program, part of ASU's celebration of Black History Month, is free. For more information, call Dr. Paul Harris at 737-1710.

Contact your legislator

The Georgia and South Carolina legislature s are back in session , and here's how you can contact your representatives and senators.

Georgia House of Representatives

District 119, Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta:

(404) 656-5024, subrmyster@aol.com

District 120, Quincy Murphy, D-Augusta:

(404) 656-0265, qmurphy@legis.state.ga.us

District 121, Henry Howard, D-Augusta:

(404) 656-0287, hhoward@legis.state.ga.us

District 122, Pete Warren, D-Augusta:

(404 ) 656-0287, petewarren99@comcast.net

District 123, Alberta Anderson, D-Waynesboro: (404) 656-7859

District 118, Ben Harbin, R-Evans:

(404) 463-2247, bharbin@legis.state.ga.us

District 117, Barry Fleming, R-Harlem:

(404) 656-5024, bfleming@legis.state.ga.us

District 124, Sistie Hudson, D-Sparta:

(404) 656-7859, sistiehudson@aol.com

District 142, Jimmy Lord, D-Sandersville:

(404) 656-7859, jlord@legis.state.ga.us

Georgia Senate

District 22, Charles Walker, D-Augusta:

(404) 463-1374, cwalker@walkergroup.net

District 23, J.B. Powell, D-Blythe:

(404) 463-1314, jbpowell@legis.state.ga.us

District 24, Jim Whitehead, R-Evans:

(404) 656-5114, jwpw32@aol.com

-South Carolina House of Representatives

district 96, Kenneth G. "Ken" Clark, R, Aiken and Lexington counties; (803) 734-2965; ClarkK@scstatehouse.net

District 82, William "Bill" Clyburn, D, Aiken and Edgefield counties, (803) 734-3033; WC@scstatehouse.net

District 81, Robert S. "Skipper" Perry Jr., R, Aiken County, (803) 734-3032; RSP@scstatehouse.net

District 83, Donald C. Smith, R, Aiken and Edgefield counties, (803) 734-3031; DCS@scstatehouse.net

District 84, J. Roland Smith, R, Aiken County; (803) 734-3114; JS@scstatehouse.net

District 86, James E. "Jim" Stewart, R, Aiken County, (803) 734-3034; StewartJ@scstatehouse.net

South Carolina Senate

DISTRICT 25, Thomas L. Moore, D, Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda counties, (803) 212-6156; TLM@scsenate.org

DISTRICT 24, W. Greg Ryberg, R, Aiken County, (803) 212-6400; STR@scsenate.org

DISTRICT 26, Nikki G. Setzler, D, Aiken, Lexington and Saluda counties, (803) 212-6140; NGS@scsenate.org

Back in time:

Today in regional history:

Feb. 3, 1962

Glassy-eyed, groggy and ready for burial... this was the condition of Swainsboro after Hephzibah's Cinderella Rebels rocketed the Tigers out of contention in the Chronicle-Herald Basketball Tournament.

The Rebels left no doubt about it ñ no thrilling finish as they thrashed the favored Tigers, 63-42, at Bell Auditorium on Friday night.

Keeping a date with the Cinderella kids in tonight's showdown will be the McCormick Panthers.

Though not so spectacular, the Panthers did an effective job of ousting underdog Salley, 65-51.

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