Originally created 09/30/05

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: The Augusta Players will present Fiddler on the Roof at 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Theatre, 725 Broad St. The cost ranges from $12 to $38. For more information, call 826-4707.

MASTER'S TABLE BENEFIT: The Master's Table Benefit will be held at 7 p.m. at West Lake Country Club, 3556 West Lake Drive, Martinez. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be served. Majic will provide entertainment. Tickets cost $50. All ticket buyers are eligible for a $395 Fendi watch from Doris Diamonds. For more information, call 840-5990.

SATURDAY

OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL: The Oliver Hardy Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Harlem. There will be skits, a look-alike contest, food, arts and crafts, children's rides, games, a drama competition, a parade and screenings of classic Laurel and Hardy movies. For more information, call 556-0401.

Back in time


Today in regional history:

SEPT. 30, 2000

Augusta Mayor Bob Young is urging the city commission to work together and try to solve all the problems - not just the racial ones - troubling this city.

"I think there are racial differences in this city," Mr. Young said Friday, two days after Mayor Pro Tem Willie Mays told a council judiciary board in Washington that some Augustans think the Civil War hasn't ended yet.

"It's not simply a racial division: We've got political differences, geographical differences ... We need to get over it and not talk about it.

"Well, we need to talk about it, but we also need to act.''

Mr. Mays, along with Commissioners Lee Beard and Marion Williams, traveled to Washington earlier this week to speak on behalf of former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few.

The three returned to Augusta on Friday.

None of the three returned phone calls seeking comments about their trip.

Chief Few, now the acting fire chief of Washington, needs to be confirmed by three of the five members of the board to get the interim label removed.

Halloween Safety


Parents, you can bet this weekend you're going to be hit up by your wee ghoulie or ghostie to begin shopping for Halloween gear. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

INVISIBLE IS FOR GHOSTS:

- Make sure your child's costume can be seen. Daylight-saving time will end Oct. 30, so it will be darker earlier on Halloween night.

- Costumes in light or bright colors are best, and decorate them with reflective tape or stickers.

- Make sure to send your trick-or-treater out with a flashlight for extra visibility.

NO DRAGGING OR SAGGING:

- No one wants to end Halloween night in the emergency room with a broken arm or sprained ankle. Make sure costumes fit properly, avoiding those that drag on the ground.

- Avoid long flowing skirts, belts or loose ends that could catch fire or cause your child to trip or fall.

- You can also reduce the risk of injury by making sure accessories such as knives, swords and other props are made of flexible material or cardboard.

Source: Safe Kids East Central, MCG Children's Medical Center