Originally created 03/09/02

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BACK IN TIME

MARCH 9, 1936

A man listed by police as W.R. Barnett, alias W.R. Barrett, alias W.E. Sanders of Swainsboro was charged with larceny of an auto yesterday by local police and held for Blakely County and Fitzgerald, Ga., authorities.

The suspect was arrested here several days ago in connection with the alleged larceny of an auto from W.E. Heath of 1249 Broad St.

The vehicle was later found in Albany, Ga.

CPR CLASS

The Augusta Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a free CPR class at 9 a.m. March 23 at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road, Martinez.

The class will teach adult CPR only, and those who complete the class will be certified for one year.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 724-8483.

TIPS TO PREVENT HOME INVASION

  • Install solid doors and locks on all exterior entryways.
  • Lock all doors, windows and garages at all times.
  • Use 3-inch screws to secure lock strike plates.
  • Use the door peephole to see who is knocking.
  • Use your porch light to help you see clearly.
  • Never use a chain-latch to open the door partially.
  • Never open the door to strangers or solicitors.
  • Call the police if a stranger acts suspiciously.
  • Alert your neighbors to suspicious solicitors.
  • Hold a family meeting to discuss home security.
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ADVISORY

    Astronomers at Fernbank Science Center near Atlanta remind you to "spring forward" when daylight-saving time begins April 7.

    Officially, clocks are to be set forward one hour at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April; but many people prefer to change their timepieces before going to bed Saturday night.

    Daylight-saving time was instituted under the 1966 Uniform Time Act. It now runs from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

    Daylight-saving time begins later than it did last year because this year April begins on a Monday.

    Changing the time on your clock makes the working day conform more closely to daylight and is intended to result in savings in electricity, fewer accidents and more time for outdoor activities in the summer.

    One should remember the mnemonic "Spring forward, fall back," or remember that the changes nearly coincide with April Fools Day and Halloween.

    FITNESS TIPS

    Here are some little things you can do every day to help with your fitness:

  • Skip the elevator and take the stairs.
  • Park your car a good distance away from the mall so you have to walk.
  • Jog in place at the office copying machine while waiting for work to be done.
  • Do sit-ups and push-ups in the morning before you leave for work.
  • Suck in your belly and keep abs tight several times during the day.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • FREE EYE EXAMS

    During March, Georgia optometrists will be offering free eye examinations to uninsured, low-income residents who do not qualify for government or private programs.

    To apply, call (800) 766-4466 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    ABOUT DIABETES

    WHAT: The body needs sugar for growth and energy. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body isn't able to use sugar as it should. Food is turned into sugar, but needs a hormone known as insulin for it to be used by the body; diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't create enough insulin.

    WHO: Diabetes can strike anyone at any age, but those at high risk include people who have an immediate family member with diabetes; are older than 45; are overweight; have high blood pressure; are black or Hispanic; or have high cholesterol.

    SYMPTOMS: May include increased thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, increased urination.

    MORE INFORMATION: www.thediabeticdigest.com, www.diabetesnet.com, www.diebetes.org. Call American Diabetes Association at 324-0799.