Originally created 12/01/05

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

And then there were none: The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presents this rendition of the Agatha Christie mystery. The dinner begins at 7 and the show at 8 today and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Tickets cost $20 to $34. For more information, call 793-8552.

NUTCRACKER: The performance begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Ticket prices range from $17 to $40. For more information, call 722-8341.

BENEFIT CONCERT: A Christmas benefit concert, sponsored by the Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, will be held at 7 p.m. at the North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave. The concert also will feature the Greenbrier Elementary School choir and North Augusta High's Wings. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students. Proceeds benefit the National Foundation for Transplants. Call (803) 613-1649 for more information.

Back in time

Today in regional history:

DEC. 1, 2000

Seven more bald eagles were found dead at Thurmond Lake this week, bringing to eight the number of rare birds believed to have been killed by a mysterious malady first diagnosed in Arkansas in 1995.

The eagles, found in the Bussey Point and Leathersville areas of Lincoln County, are suspected victims of Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, or AVM, said Vic VanSant, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources biologist.

AVM first was diagnosed in eagles at DeGray Lake, Ark., in 1995, where 58 birds have died. Scientists have since been unable to determine the origins of the condition.

"None of these eagles have been confirmed as having AVM, but it's suspected, obviously, because all the symptoms are there,'' Mr. VanSant said.

Insuring Valuable Gifts

Did you purchase your loved one an expensive gift or two? The South Carolina Insurance News Service suggests you make sure jewels and other items are adequately covered.


Let your agent or company representative know you have jewelry or other expensive items. Find out how much coverage you have under your home or renter's insurance policy. If additional insurance is needed, buy it.

HAVE THE ITEM APPRAISED. It's important that expensive items are appraised properly. Expensive items can go up or down in value.


You will need to forward a copy of the receipt to your insurer so the company knows the item's current retail value. Keep a copy for yourself and update your home inventory. Get into the habit of keeping a visual record of your possessions.


Protect your jewelry by storing it in a secure location in your home. If you don't wear the item regularly or are saving it for a child, consider keeping it in a safety deposit box. You might save money on the cost of insuring it, as some companies offer "in vault" coverage.

Source: South Carolina Insurance News Service