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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 25, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 mipB  YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867  JUNE 25,20  45. T: : , 176  Gamecocks advance to college world series  SEE SPORTS. 1B  REPORTER VIDEO  SCREENSHOT  7-year-old Harrison Skipper sliows off liis 'crazy legs'  VISITAIKENSTANDARD.COM.  TALKBACK  Saving is important  • I find it completely irresponsible of the Aiken County Council to want to revisit the site they selected for tlie new office complex in light of the fact that they won't be getting . the tax credits they thought they were. In these times, saving several million dollars is extremely Important.  SEE MORE TALKBACK, 3A  TODAY'S FORECAST  y  SEE WEATHER, 6C  YOUR RESPONSE  "I wish we could clean up all of the drugs out there along with the guns and gangsters....what a better world it would be."  umiiifi  In reference to Aiken Standard Facebook status post, "Drug bust nets marijuana, guns from New Ellenton, Jackson http:// ow.ly/5nHG5" •  LOCAL POLL  /Vhich of these restaurants would fou most like to see open In Aiken?  *Taken from an online poll as of8 p.m. p.m. Friday. Visit www.aikenstan(lard.com to vote in today's poll.i:  AREA DEATHS  Albert "Sonny".Benoit, Aiken SEE DEATHS ANQ FUNERALS, 6A  INSIDE  FDA issues new regulations that may create life-saving changes for users o1 sa ve.  BY KAREN DAILY   kdaHy@aikenstandard.com   After more than 30 years of tweaking sunscreen regulations, the Food and Drug Administration has issued its final standards that may not only change what you buy but also what you thought you knew about sunscreen.  Aiken dermatologist Dr. Renee Hamlet said the changes, which will become effective in 2012, are a long time coming and should ' prompt necessary and hfe-saving changes.  Certain sunscreens aré waterproof.  None are and never have been, Hamlet said. The new regulations will prohibit sunscreen makers from labeling any sunscreen as waterproof or sweatproof.  Not only does water degrade the effectiveness of sunblock, but so does sweat and humidity, Hamlet said.  "With the high humidity here, you really need to reapply often," she said.  New labek must tell how much time a user can expect the declared protection while swimming or sweatmg. Two times will be permitted on labels - 40 minutes or 80 minutes.  Sunscreen should be reapplied after several hours.  FACT  Reapply any sunscreen eveiy two to three houré.  A little goes a long way.  The majority of people under apply. A shot _ glass size of sunblock lotion should be used during each application. . "The majority of people apply a quarter to 50 percent of what they should be using," said Hamlet.  Spray is used as effectively as lotion.  People often miss spots with spray and "come to the office with strange bums."  Hamlet suggests applying lotion first and using sprays for reapplication. People are less likely to reapply a lotion especially if they have been sweating or swimming. People are more likely to reapply with sprays.  Sunscreen with an SPF between 2-14 is better than no sunscreen, at all.  FACT  Under the new guidelines bottles and spray cans with SPF values less than 15 will be labeled with "Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time jn the sun increases your risjc of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product h^ been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin tancer or early skin aging."  NOTÉ: In addition to the new regulations, the FDA is proposing legislation that would require all sunscreen products with values higher than 50 be labeled as 50+. The FDA reports that tests have not demonstrated products with SPF values higher than SO provide additional protection compared to those with SPF 50.  Sunscreen has a long shelf life.  SEE SUNSCREEN, 14A  Report shows group unsure  on how to end  t  U.S. fuel cycle  BYANNADOLIANITIS   adolianttis@aikenstandard.com   A draft report by the presidentially appointed Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future states that the BRC was unable to reach a consensus on how to close the nuclear fuel cycleintheUnited "^s 8 QrOUP,  we concluded that it is premature at this point for the •United States to commit irreversibly to any particular fuel cycle as a matter'of government policy"  States.  The Blue Ribbons Commission is a group charged with the responsibility of providing recommendations to deal with the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.  The group, which wUi release the fiiU draft report in late July, said in the draft that there is a benefit to developing new options and continuing research, demonstration and development on reactor and ftiel cycle technologies.  "As a group we concluded that it  is premati^ at _ excerpt of Blue Ribbon Ssti^st Commission draft report  commit irreversibly to any particular fuel cycle as a matter of government policy," the draft report read. "Rather, there is a benefit to preserving and developing new options."  SEE FUEL CYCLE, 14A  Haley's vetoes on 1st budget are mystery  HALEY  BY JIM DAVENPORT  Associated Press  COLUMBIA- South Carolina legislators are waiting to see what Gov. Nikki Haley vetoes in a $6 billion state spending plan that cuts Medicaid reimbursements and gives a big unemployment tax break to businesses.  Haley is expected to begin reviewing the spending bill when she returns Saturday from a European trip that included touting the state's Boeing Co. ties at the Paris Air Show. She's given only a few hints about how she'll use her line-item veto on the budget for the first time.  In a year that saw fears of a $1 billion budget shortfall disappear as the recession's impact eased, legislators ended up with more cash than they expected. And now they're facing criticism for record-setting overall spending.  The turnaround included a $210 million spurt of unexpected cash added to the budget a few weeks ago. Legislators put $146 million of that into a break for businesses that were stuck with soaring unemployment taxes when the state's jobless benefits trust fund went broke in 2009 the state turned to federal loans to fill the gap.  Legislators also put $56 million of the $210 million windfall into public schools, raisiqg the state's per student spending to $1,880 from the current $1,615. 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