Originally created 11/18/02

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BACK IN TIME

Nov. 18, 1940

The Rev. John E. Hines, the rector of St. Paul's Church for the past four years, announced his resignation yesterday to accept the call to Christ Church in Houston, Texas.

After making the announcement to members of the parish at the morning service, the Rev. Hines said he plans to leave Augusta about Jan. 1 to assume his duties at the Houston church. He expressed deep regret at leaving the city, but said the call was one he felt he could not be accept.

He is a native of Seneca, S.C., and came to Augusta from Hannibal, Mo.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

MONDAY

SELF-HELP MEETING: Self Help for the Hard of Hearing People will meet at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church's Adult Education Building, Room 100, 3500 Walton Way. For more information, call Dave Welter at 738-2796.

AN ASPIRIN A DAY...

Aspirin might help prevent prostate cancer.

A study of 1,362 men found that those aged 60 and older who used aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs daily reduced their risk of prostate cancer by as much as 60 percent.

The beneficial effect may increase with age, the Mayo Clinic study indicated.

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States.

SNEEZE-FRIENDLY PLANTS

Here is the list of plants, trees and shrubs that the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says have been found to be better for people with allergies.

Apple, azalea, boxwood, cherry, dogwood, hibiscus, magnolia, pear, plum, rose, viburnum, alyssum, begonia, cactus, clematis, columbine, crocus, daffodil, dahlia, daisy, Dusty Miller, geranium, hosta, hyacinth, hydrangea, impatiens, iris, lilac, lily, narcissus, pansy, petunia, phlox, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, tulip, verbana and zinnia.

TREES TO AVOID

Alder, ash, aspen, beech, birch, box elder, cedar, cottonwood, cypress, elm, hickory, juniper, mulberry, oak, olive, palm, pecan, poplar, sycamore, walnut and willow.

Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

AVOIDING ALLERGIES

Tips to keep gardening allergies at bay:

  • Wear gloves, goggles or sunglasses and a paper mask or respirator when mowing or raking, which stirs pollen and old spores.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes and nose when you've been around pollen-producers.
  • Wash your hands and rinse your face and eyes if you're outside for an extended time.
  • Have separate clothes for gardening, and leave them away from your living area when you come inside.
  • Leave all tools and other materials outside.
  • Shower and change clothes immediately after prolonged exposure to pollen.
  • Take allergy medications before starting chores in the yard.