Originally created 09/18/02

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 18, 1932

Economic recovery in Augusta and its trade territory was given another boost yesterday with the announcement of a road building contract in excess of $200,000 being awarded to a local contractor and the reported expansion of Babcock & Wilcox refractory plant on the Savannah Road through the moving of the Liverpool, Ohio, plant to Augusta.

W.F. Bowe Jr. received a contract of $205,281 to build a 10-mile road in Tennessee between Lebanon and Carthage. He will start construction immediately using an average of 250 men a day.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP: A lupus support group meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Medical College of Georgia, Greenblatt Library, second-floor Classroom 211. For more information, call 868-9424 or 210-1868.

DEPRESSIVE AND MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ASSOCIATION: There will be a meeting of the Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association of Greater Augusta, a ministry of First Baptist Church, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, Room 105. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 733-2236.

LEAGUE OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The League of Democratic Women of Richmond County will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library Main Branch, 902 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Claire Shannon, 731-9525.

THURSDAY:

FAMILY DINNER: There will be a family dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Attendees should bring a precooked picnic dinner to the park's Pharmacia Pavilion. For more information, call 828-2109 or 828-2129.

JOB FAIR: A job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Augusta Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway. This is to help military personnel who are separating or retiring from their posts find civilian jobs. The event is free. For more information, call Flo Rodriquez, (210) 653-6161.

INVESTMENT SEMINAR: An investment seminar will be at 6 p.m. at Gibbs Memorial Library, 326 N. Belair Road, Evans. The guest speaker will be Sandra Gurley. The seminar is free and will focus on how to set and meet financial goals. For more information, call 724-2601.

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:

FOOD

  • 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
  • OTHER TIPS

  • Avoid clothes that put pressure on the stomach.
  • Chew gum to boost saliva production and to neutralize acids in the esophagus.
  • Elevate your head at night four to six inches to curb the backup of stomach contents into the esophagus.
  • Sleep on your left side.
  • FOR HELP

    Visit the American Gastroenterological Association's Web site at www.gastro.org.