BACK IN TIME
JULY 9, 1942
Rumors that the suspension of Augusta Police Chief C.J. Wilson was linked with another department scandal were denied yesterday.
John B. Kennedy, safety commissioner, said the police chief was suspended for "conduct unbecoming an officer." He said the chief had been charged with being intoxicated in a downtown hotel room.
Mr. Kennedy said the chief has the customary 10 days in which to answer the charge. The matter will then go before the Civil Service Commission.
Here are some tips on buying fresh produce, from aboutproduce.com, a site run by the Produce Marketing Association and the Produce for a Better Health Foundation:
The Financial Aid Office at Augusta State University offers the following tips to ease the process of applying for aid and avoid unnecessary delays:
Here's the Georgia election schedule for this year:
July 22 - Deadline to register to vote in primaries
Aug. 20 - Primary elections
Sept. 10 - Primary runoff
Oct. 7 - Deadline to register to vote in the general election
Nov. 5 - General election
Nov. 26 - General election runoff (if necessary)
Dog days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, usually from July 3 to Aug. 11.
According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, the period was named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean. They figured the period as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the Dog Star) and the sun.
In the latitude of the Mediterranean region, this period coincided with hot days that were plagued with disease and discomfort.
The five best and worst jobs, according to the Jobs Rated Almanac by Les Krantz:
Best overall job:
No. 1 - Biologist
No. 2 - Actuary
No. 3 - Financial planner
No. 4 - Computer systems analyst
No. 5 - Accountant
Worst overall job:
No. 246 - Seaman
No. 247 - Ironworker
No. 248 - Cowboy
No. 249 - Fisherman
No. 250 - Lumberjack
LOWDOWN ON LIGHTNING
Lightning kills more than 100 people every year in the United States and injures hundreds of others. Knowing what steps to take in the event of an oncoming storm can save a life.
Lightning tends to travel the path of least resistance and often seeks out tall or metal objects. With lightning however, it's all relative. A "tall" object can be an office tower, a home or a child standing on a soccer field. Be warned - lightning can and does strike just about anything in its path.
Caution during lightning storms should be taken both indoors and out. The Lightning Protection Institute suggests following basic lightning safety guidelines.