Originally created 11/19/02

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 19, 1930

Late Monday night, armed bandits held up and robbed "Peach" Snell, an employee at A.V. McClure's filling station on Louisville Road about 1 1/2 miles from Blythe, escaping with $25, Deputy Sheriff Josh Cawley said.

The two men forced Mr. Snell into their car, a light coupe, after the robbery and rode him about 200 yards, searched him, found nothing and released him before driving off toward Louisville.

Deputy Cawley was called to the scene as soon as Mr. Snell reached a telephone. The car had North Carolina plates, he said.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

TUESDAY

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with The Kolevi Family; free; $7 for lunch; 724-2485.

ENCORE: 10:30 a.m., Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Chamber Repertory Theatre production; $12.95, group rates available; reservations required; (800) 225-7988.

SIERRA CLUB: Rita Kilpatrick discusses problems about fossil fuels at the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Ext.

ROSE SOCIETY: The November meeting of the Augusta Rose Society begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, on Wrightsboro Road. Ed Griffith, director of the Deep South District of the American Rose Society, will present a program on the national organization. The public is invited. for information, call 279-5502.

BEECH ISLAND HISTORY: The Beech Island Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at its office, 144 Old Jackson Highway. Speakers include Dan Connelly, the manager of the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary. For more information, call Jackie Bartley at (803) 827-0184.

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

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 4 to 6 inches to curb the backup of stomach contents into the esophagus.
  • Sleep on your left side.
  • Visit the American Gastroenterological Association's Web site at www.gastro.org for more advice.

    HOW LONG IN THE ICEBOX?

    Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely, according to the USDA's Food and Safety and Inspection Service, but the quality of frozen foods does break down. Here are the USDA's suggested maximum freezing times (in months) for some common foods held at 0 degrees:

  • Bacon and sausage: 1-2
  • Casseroles: 1-2
  • Fruit: 2-3
  • Ham, hot dogs and lunch meats: 1-2
  • Game, uncooked: 8-12
  • Meat, cooked: 2-3
  • Poultry, uncooked whole: 12
  • Poultry, uncooked parts: 9
  • Poultry, cooked: 3-4
  • Roast, uncooked: 9
  • Steaks and chops, uncooked: 4-6
  • Soups and stews, cooked: 2-3
  • Vegetables, cooked: 2-3
  • GETTING SKIN IN SHAPE

    What you eat may play a role in protecting your skin from sun damage, Australian researchers say. They report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that a diet high in antioxidants (think legumes and veggies) may lead to fewer wrinkles and sun spots.