Originally created 05/11/02
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BACK IN TIME
MAY 11, 1950
AIKEN - A 40-year-old victim of a hit-and-run driver died Monday. Isaiah Wiggins of Ridge Spring, S.C., suffered a broken arm and internal injuries, authorities said.
Gaston Abney, 25, of Aiken, a World War II veteran, was arrested in the case.
THROUGH JULY 4
Uptown Concert Series, Columbus
Vidalia Onion Festival, Vidalia
Mountain Laurel Festival & Parade, Cornelia
Spring Fun Fair, Conyers
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Athens Greek Festival, Athens
Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, Thomson
Fair on the Square, Waco
Georgia Wine Country Festival, Dahlonega
Geranium Festival, McDonough
Old Times at Crabapple Antique Festival, Alpharetta
Palmetto May Day Craft Festival & Parade, Palmetto
Wildflower Festival of the Arts, Dahlonega
Battle of Resaca Re-enactment, Calhoun
Little Brown Jug Festival, Roberta
Armuchee Bluegrass Festival, Rome
Memorial Day Celebration, Grovetown
American Indian Festival, Lawrenceville
Andersonville Spring Fair, Andersonville
Arts in the Park Festival, Blue Ridge
DINNER WITH MOM
MCG HealthCare offers the following healthy eating tips to avoid putting on too many pounds.
Get only one normal serving and avoid going back for seconds.
Choose plain vegetables over vegetables with heavy sauces and casseroles.
Have a small serving of only one dessert, and eat it very slowly.
Prepare foods with fat-free sour cream, mayonnaise, salad dressing and milk.
Do not skip lunch in order to eat a larger dinner.
Choose nonstarchy vegetables such as green beans, carrots, broccoli, cabbage or asparagus to fill up on and less macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, stuffing and sweet potato casserole.
Choose sugar-free or reduced-calorie beverages.
Things you can do to lower stress:
Go to bed 15-30 minutes earlier at night.
Reduce or eliminate caffeine consumption.
Get a massage. Even a 15-minute back rub by a family member or friend can do wonders.
Jot down your thoughts and feelings in a journal. It may help give you a new perspective on your life.
Allow some personal time every day. If you have a house full of children, get up 15 minutes earlier. Use the time to read, relax and reflect on the day.
Improve your appearance. Get a haircut, manicure or new outfit. Looking better will make you feel better.
Read a book.
Take a long warm bath. Romanticize the atmosphere with bubbles, music, a candle and a good book.
Nourish your friendship circle. Keep in regular communication with your friends. Sharing unsettling feelings with people you trust is the first step toward resolving them.
Limit activities with negative friends who reinforce bad feelings.
Be an optimist.
Hug your children and your friends. The power of touch is enormous.
Try the Serenity Prayer: "God grant the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
Do volunteer work.
Start a hobby. Take a class in painting, drawing, pottery, carpentry, knitting or cooking.
Catch your breath. This quick exercise helps you learn to relax your breathing: To a count of four, inhale slowly. Imagine the inhaled, warm air flowing to all parts of your body. Pause. Slowly exhale, again counting to four. Imagine the tension flowing out. Repeat several times.
Get away for an afternoon, a day or a weekend if you have time and can afford it.
Go to a movie.
Simplify your life. Cut out a few activities or delegate tasks whenever you can.
Learn to say no. Never give an immediate answer to a request for volunteering.
Schedule worry time. Keep worry time to a half-hour, and use that time to work on solutions to problems. If a worry crops up outside of worry time, write it down and worry about it later.
Don't procrastinate. Remember the old saying, "Lead with the body, and the mind will follow." Stay there. Spend at least five minutes at the task before you leave to do something else.
Write a letter to a friend.