BACK IN TIME
NOV. 4, 1979
The Columbia County Commission on Friday appointed Ray Allen as county comptroller. Mr. Allen was director of the city of Augusta's Data Processing Commission before the commission merged with Richmond County in 1977.
Since June 1977 he has served as accountant with the city of Augusta.
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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
TODAY PTA COUNCIL MEETING: The Richmond County Council of PTAs' meeting and training for Richmond and Columbia County PTA leaders will begin at 6:30 p.m. at University Hospital South, Peach Orchard Road. It offers news, hands-on activities, prizes and tools. For more information, call 738-6061 or www.csrapta.org.
TEACH KIDS ABOUT WORK
Here are some ways to help children learn about the world of work, from Ellen Galinsky's book Ask the Children:
DRY SKIN MYTHS
Winter brings on dry skin, along with some misconceptions.
The experts weigh in, according to Better Homes and Gardens:
MYTH 1: The more water you drink, the dewier your skin will be.
TRUTH: Even eight glasses of water a day won't make a difference, says Kelly Hood, a San Francisco dermatologist. "The top layer of skin and hair are capable of retaining moisture from an external source, but not from within."
MYTH 2: Dry skin leads to wrinkles.
TRUTH: Sun damage and facial movements, not dryness, cause those lines and wrinkles. "Hydrating skin doesn't get ride of wrinkles, it just plumps the skin and makes it look better," said Dallas dermatologist David Alkek.
MYTH 3: Drinking alcohol dries out the skin.
TRUTH: Alcohol would make a difference only if you were a severe alcoholic suffering from deficiencies of the vitamins thiamin and niacin, says Ellas L. Toombs, a Washington, D.C., dermatologist.
MYTH 4: The longer the shower or bath, the more supple your skin will be.
TRUTH: The key to soft skin isn't moisture alone, but moisture trapped in by a barrier to stop it from evaporating, says Robert Jackson, professor emeritus of Canada's University of Ottawa.
MYTH 5: Dandruff stems from an overly dry scalp.
TRUTH: Most dandruff is caused by an excessively oily scalp, which causes skin cells to reproduce and shed more rapidly.
MYTH 6: You can get addicted to lip balm.
TRUTH: Using lip balm won't make you need more. What does make your lips thirsty, though, is licking them. As saliva evaporates, it draws water from the lips, says Baltimore dermatologist Margaret Weiss
MYTH 7: Lemon softens parched elbows and heels.
TRUTH: While lemon exfoliates, it also will burn if you have any cuts or abrasions. It's more effective as a bleaching agent, says Dr. Jackson.
In a recent test, athletes ran faster, had stronger hand-grips and did more push-ups when they smelled peppermint than when they didn't.
Peppermint did not, however, help free-throw shooting.
Source: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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