Originally created 04/03/02

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BACK IN TIME

APRIL 3, 1954

A meeting of Augusta City Council's Finance Committee with representatives of the four city employee unions was canceled yesterday, but the union was informed that the city doesn't anticipate sufficient revenue to permit a requested pay hike for municipal employees.

Two members of the Finance Committee met with union representatives and explained that the desired across-the-board $25 monthly pay increase for all city employees is not possible this year.

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TEEN DRIVING

The Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety has released the Parental Guide to New Teen-age Driving Requirements, which explains the teen driving rules and regulations that became effective Jan. 1.

This easy-to-read pamphlet outlines how the new teen-age driving requirements will affect teen drivers and their parents. Before teen-agers can apply for their permanent driver's license and obtain all the privileges that go with it, they must now have 40 hours of supervised experience - with six of those hours being at night.

For students who have participated and successfully passed a driver education course, it requires 20 hours of supervised driving time - with six of those hours being at night. This must be certified by a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult.

The brochure provides all the guidelines and requirements, a suggested driving skills checklist and an optional driving log.

The brochures will be available at no cost at all DMVS Customer Service Centers and will be distributed to high school educators.

A copy can also be obtained from the Department's Webs ite, www.dmvs.ga.gov.

For more information, contact the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety at (678) 413-8400.

BURKE COUNTY LIBRARIES

Burke County Library

412 Fourth St., Waynesboro, Ga. 30830

(706) 554-3277

Monday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sardis Library

C.H. Perry Avenue Sardis, Ga. 30456

(912) 569-4866

Monday, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Midville Library

Trout Street Midville, Ga. 30441

(912) 589-7825

Monday, noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

YOUNG SLEEPERS

Getting children to bed early goes a long way toward giving the recommended amount of sleep for children, said Judith Owens, a pediatrician at Brown University. Most researchers agree on the following estimates, based on age:

1 year old: 14 hours, including one or two naps

2 years old: 11 to 12 hours at night, including a single after-lunch nap that lasts one to two hours

3 years old: 12 to 12 1/2 total hours, with some children stopping naps

4 years old: 11 1/2 hours to 12 total hours, with more children stopping naps

5 years old: 11 hours with most children stopping naps by this age

6 years old 10 3/4 to 11 hours

7 years old: 10 1/2 hours to 11 hours

8 years old: 10 1/4 to 10 3/4 hours

9 years old: 10 to 10 1/2 hours

10 years through puberty: 9 3/4 to 10 hours

Teens: 9 1/4 hours

WONDERFUL WATER

Dehydration can be a matter of life and death. The danger is higher for the elderly and the very young.

With dehydration, your blood volume goes down. The heart must pump faster to make up the difference, putting stress on the cardiovascular system.

Lower blood volume also means your body doesn't cool down as efficiently, so you're more liable to overheat. Dizziness and faintness can also result.

A water loss of just 2 to 3 percent can diminish your performance.

- Dallas Morning News

CHOW CHART

  • People who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day have half the risk of developing cancer as those who only eat one or two servings a day.
  • Only one in four Americans eats five or more servings of fruits/vegetables a day.
  • Nearly $250 billion is spent each year on health-care costs because of diet-related diseases - diets that are too high in fat and too low in fruits and vegetables.
  • Fruits and vegetables are important not only in reducing the risk of developing cancer, but also in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and birth defects.