Originally created 02/04/05

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


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.

ANTIQUES SHOW: The sixth annual Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. Participants may view and buy antique furnishings from more than 20 dealers from across the nation. General admission tickets cost $6 for the weekend. For more information, call 641-9094.


DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE: Girls Inc. will hold its third annual Daddy-Daughter Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center, 2651 Perimeter Parkway. There will be dinner, dancing, a disc jockey, professional pictures, party favors and door prizes. Tickets cost $45 for each father-daughter pair and $15 for each additional daughter. For reservations, call 733-2512.

LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Martinez-Evans Little League has extended its registration. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Putt-Putt Golf and Games, 3763 Martinez Blvd. For more information, call 613-1800 or 869-7744.

Social Security Facts

  • In 2005, almost 48 million Americans will recei ve about $509 billion in Social Security benefits.
  • 96 percent of America's 159 million workers are covered under Social Security.
  • There are now 3.3 workers for each beneficiary. By 2031, the ratio will be 2.1 to 1.
  • More than nine out of 10 Americans 65 and older receive Supplemental Security Income , which represents 39 percent of the elderly's income.BoxToday in regional history:
  • Back in time

    Feb. 4, 1936

    The baffling mystery of radio patrol car No. 8, stolen two weeks ago from its parking place outside the Augusta police barracks and found 11 days later on a street in Washington, D.C., has been solved.

    Able work by Detectives R. L. Turner and Arthur Sims has undone the riddle and bared the automobile- stealing episode as nothing other than the capricious escapade of a drunken, discharged sailor , police say. The one-time sailor who allegedly "cruised" to Washington in the radio car and came back to Augusta by bus is listed as Alex Hinson, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla., who authorities assert was an inmate of the local veterans hospital. Furnitureback in timeFurniturenews you can use

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