Originally created 08/31/02

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BACK IN TIME

AUG. 31, 1912

The special Hospitals Committee of the Augusta City Council met yesterday and decided to dispense with the services of architect Myer J. Sturm of Chicago and turned the entire work over to G.L. Preacher, the local architect who has been working as an assistant to Mr. Sturm. The committee further decided to revise the plans at once, and to ask for bids that will come within the appropriation.

There are five buildings in all, and it is estimated that they can be erected for the amount allowed by the city.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY WINE WORLD'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Celebrate Wine World's 30th Anniversary from 1 to 7 p.m. at Wine World, 106 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. There will be sparkling, old, new, dry and sweet wines to taste. For more information, call (803) 279-9552.

ANNUAL YARD SALE: There will be a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon at the Marvin United Methodist Church gymnasium, at Belair and Wheeler roads. This event is presented by the Augusta Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America. For more information, call 860-7631.

OPEN HOUSE: There will be an open house for The Art Factory, 416 Crawford Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. There are classes available in dance, visual art, drama, musical exploration and creative writing. For more information, call 731-0008, or e-mail www.artfactoryinc@comcast.net.

FALL AQUATICS SESSION I: Swimming lessons will be given through Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Wheeler Indoor Aquatics Center, Wheeler Road. Classes are available for all ability levels. For more information, call 738-6678.

ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES: This Augusta Theatre Company production will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way. Tickets cost $15. For more information, call 481-9040 or www.augustatheatre.com.

SUNDAY CARIBBEAN PRAISE MONTH: There will be praises focusing on the Caribbean Islands at 6 p.m. at the Greater Apostolic Holy Temple, 3443 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, every Sunday in September. Praises will focus on Jamaica, Guyana and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There also will be a Caribbean fellowship dinner. These events are open to the public. For more information, call 840-3223.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES CLOSED: All public libraries will be closed. Augusta's main library also will be closed. For more information, call 821-2604.

MONDAY REST FEST 2002: There will be a Labor Day celebration from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Riverview Park in North Augusta. The entertainment will be the country group Pinmonkey. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call (803) 441-4300.

SCHOOL'S OUT PRIME TIME: A day of fun for children will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Family Y, 3532 Wheeler Road. There will be arts, crafts, games, sports, swimming and more. This event is for children ages 5-12. Pre-registration will be at Prime Time Discovery program sites. The cost is $14 per child if pre-registered, $20 the day of the program. A minimum of 15 children must be registered for the program to be held. For more information, call 738-7006 or www.thefamilyy.org.

LABOR DAY BARBECUE: There will be a barbecue at 7 a.m. at American Legion Post 63. Pit-cooked pork, hash and rice, potato salad and cole slaw will be available. The Post 63 Ladies Auxiliary will have cakes for sale.

AVOIDING HEARTBURN

Certain foods and drugs increase acid secretions or cause the body to release chemicals that cause a muscle in the esophagus to relax, increasing heartburn. Here are some tips for reducing heartburn:

FOODS TO AVOID

Chocolate, coffee, peppermint, carbonated beverages, caffeine, alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, tomato products, vinegar, ketchup and mustard

HELPFUL FOODS

Pineapple, brown rice, potatoes, beans, whole-wheat pasta, yogurt, salmon, tuna, sunflower seeds, asparagus, mushrooms and Brazil nuts