Originally created 08/12/02

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BACK IN TIME

AUG. 12, 1967

Delta Airlines will open a regional reservation center in the new Georgia Railroad Bank Building within the next year.

William L. Fletcher, Delta's local sales manager, said the center will handle approximately 1 million passengers by 1980.

The proposed center, when completed, will consolidate operations in Columbia, Charlotte, and Columbus, Ga. It will employ 55 to 70 persons, and initially will create "about 25 to 30 new jobs for local Augustans," Mr. Fletcher said.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

TODAY

  • Judicial Center Advisory Committee of the Augusta Commission, 10 a.m., eighth-floor commission chamber, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Public Services Committee of the Augusta Commission, 12:30 p.m., eighth-floor committee room, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Administrative Services Committee of the Augusta Commission, 1 p.m., eighth-floor committee room, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Public Safety Committee of the Augusta Commission, 1:30 p.m., eighth-floor committee room, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Finance Committee of the Augusta Commission, 2 p.m., eighth-floor committee room, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Engineering Services Committee of the Augusta Commission, 3 p.m., eighth-floor committee room, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Richmond County Board of Assessors, 4 p.m., Room 102, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • Richmond County Board of Elections, 6:30 p.m., Room 104, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • WEDNESDAY

  • Special called meeting of the Augusta Aviation Commission, 8 a.m., upstairs command center conference room, Augusta Regional Airport, Doug Barnard Parkway
  • Economic development committee of the Augusta Aviation Commission, 9 a.m., airport administration, Augusta Regional Airport, Doug Barnard Parkway
  • Augusta Regional Transportation Study Joint Technical Coordinating Committee and Citizens Committee, 9:30 a.m., Room 802, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
  • ASPIRIN PLEASE

    Prevention Magazine reports that taking a daily aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen could cut prostate cancer risk in half, according to a Mayo Clinic study that followed 1,300 men for five years.

    HOW TO TRUST A SITE

    Dr. Tom Ferguson, who publishes The Ferguson Report, an electronic newsletter for health care professionals, says most Internet users try to gather information wisely and check it out with their doctors. Even if you're just getting started, you can become a Web-savvy consumer by asking the following questions:

  • Who is the site's sponsor or owner? Many sites are backed by companies whose primary purpose is to publicize or sell medications, products or devices. Others are special-interest groups eager to promote an agenda. The About Us section will reveal the publisher and mission.
  • Is the information credible? Who provides it and what are their credentials? Is it based on scientific findings?
  • Is the information timely? For the latest medical tests, technology and treatment options, you need current information, with dates posted when revisions were made.
  • Does the site state its ethics, advertising and privacy policies? Look for organizations with the HON seal, a promise to maintain conduct standards set by the Health on the Net Foundation. Top Web sites have formed Hi-Ethics, an alliance to develop guidelines and an accreditation program for sites. The American Accreditation HealthCare Commission makes these standards verifiable through its Health Web Site Accreditation Program (www.urac.org), says Donald Kemper, the chief executive of Healthwise Inc., a not-for-profit information center.
  • Does the site peddle "miracle" cures? The nonprofit site www.quackwatch.com reveals health frauds and myths.
  • Are you reviewing information at various sites, not just one? Kaiser Permanente sponsors The Health Information Check Up (www.kp.org/hicheckup), which can help you judge reliability.
  • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

    These timings will produce steaks that are medium rare at an internal temperature of 145¯F. The actual grilling times will vary based on the air temperature and how windy it is on the day you're grilling. Thicker steaks need to be covered with the grill lid to cook evenly.

  • Ribeye
  • 3/4 inch thick - 6 to 8 minutes

    1 inch thick - 11 to 14 minutes

    1 1/2 inches thick - 17 to 22 minutes (covered)

  • T-bone/Top loin/porterhouse
  • 3/4 inch thick - 10 to 12 minutes

    1 inch thick - 14 to 18 minutes

    1 1/2 inches thick - 20 to 24 minutes (covered)

  • Top sirloin
  • 3/4 inch thick - 13 to 16 minutes

    1 inch thick - 17 to 21 minutes

    1 1/2 inches thick - 22 to 26 minutes (covered)

  • Tenderloin
  • 1 inch thick - 13 to 15 minutes

    1 1/2 inches thick - 14 to 16 minutes (covered)