Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 25, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Gamecocks advance to college world series
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7-year-old Harrison Skipper shows off his ‘crazy legs’
Saving is important
• I find it completely irresponsible of the Aiken County Council to want to revisit the site they selected for the 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
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“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."
In reference to Aiken Standard Facebook status post, “Drug bust nets marijuana, guns from New Ellenton, Jackson http:// ow.!y/5nHG5"
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SATURDAY, JUNE 25,2011
VOL. 45, NO. 176-
Living On The Go
FDA issues new regulations that may create life-saving changes for users of safeguarding salve.
BY KAREN DAILY
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 king time coming and should prompt necessary and life-saving changes.
Certain sunscreens are waterloo!
None are and never have been, Hamlet said The new regulations will prohibit sun* screen 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 labels must tell how much time a user can expect the declared protection while swimming or sweating Two times va ill be permitted un labels - 40 minutes or Ik) minutes.
Sunscreen should be reapplied after several hours.
Reapply any sunscreen every two to three hours
A little goes a long way.
The man int) ai people under apply A shot glass sue of sunblock lotion should be used during each application "'Hie 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 w ith spray and “amie to the office with strange bums ” Hamlet suggests applying lotion first and using sprays for reapplication People arc less likely to reapply a lotion especially if they have been sweating or swimming People are more likely to reapply va uh sprays.
Sunscreen with an SPF between 2-14 is better than no sunscreen at all.
Under the new guidelines bottles and spray cans with SPF values less than IS will be labeled w uh "Skin C ancer Skui Aging Alert: Spending tune in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early stun aging. This product Im been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”
NOT £: In addition to the ness regulations, the hi >A is profaning Ie els lot nm that would require all sunscreen produc ts with values higher than 50 he labeled as 50* The PDA reports that tests have not demonstrated products with SPF values higher than 50 pros ide additional [mum turn compared to those w ith SPF 50
Sunscreen has a long shelf life. SEE SUNSCREEN 14A
Report shows group unsure on how to end U.S. fuel cycle
BY ANNA DOLIANITIS
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Haley's vetoes on I st budget are mystery until Tuesday
BY JIM DAVENPORT
COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators are waiting to see what (Tov. 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 review ing the spending bill when she returns Saturday from a Furopean 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 I me-item veto on the budget for the first time.
In a year that saw fears of a SI 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 stale turned to federal loans to fill the gap.
Legislators also put $56 million of the $210 million windfall into public schools, raising the state's per student spending to $1,880 from the current $1,615. That’s still well short of the $2,720 a state school funding formula says is required.
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