BACK IN TIME
June 25, 1930
Bishop Frederick T. Keeney, formerly resident bishop of the Atlanta area, Methodist Church, and bishop of China, will lecture in Augusta twice tonight. The first talk will be made at the First Baptist Church, of which Rev. Fred E. Smith is pastor, at 8 o'clock, and the second at Bethel A.M.E. Church at 9 o'clock.
Bishop Keeney is here under the auspices of the citywide Ministers' Alliance for the benefit of St. Mark M.E. Church. He was chosen because of his factual knowledge of conditions in the war-torn republics of the Far East, leaders of the movement stated last night.
STAYING ACTIVE, HAVING STRONG BONES
The summer, with its warm weather, is a good time to develop an active lifestyle, says the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Among the benefits of staying active are decreases in the chances of developing osteoporosis, loss of bone tissue and bone strength.
Other ways to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis include:
HEALTHFUL SLEEP TIPS
NOT SO FAST...
Over-the-counter pregnancy test kits might not do the job early in pregnancies.
The kits routinely recommend testing as early as the first day of a missed period, but researchers found that the tests were only 90 percent accurate that day.
Most home tests are less sensitive than the test used in the study, which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Women with a negative test result may fail to protect themselves from exposures to toxicants in the workplace or medications that could damage a developing fetus, the researchers said.
HOW TO KEEP A VCR CLEAN
Dust and dirt can build up inside VCRs over time, requiring periodic cleaning to keep them working properly.
To do this, take a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Open the tape door and rub the swab along the heads of the VCR. The black dots mounted on a silver cylinder are the carbon filters that read tapes. After cleaning the heads, take a brand-new tape and let it run in the VCR for three to four minutes.
If this doesn't get the VCR clean, the machine might need to be professionally serviced.
Risk researcher Paul Slovic says Americans tend to fear risks they don't understand more than risks from the familiar. Risk experts, however, say the typical American is more likely to be injured by items from the category of "known risks" than from the "unknown risks."
Dreaded, unknown risks include:
1. Nuclear weapons
2. Nuclear reactor accident
3. Radioactive waste
5. Asbestos insulation
7. Satellite crashes
8. Pollution from coal burning
Known risks, not dreaded include:
1. Power mowers
3. Chain saws
4. Home swimming pools
5. Recreational boating
6. Electric shock