Originally created 01/25/03

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BACK IN TIME

JAN. 25, 1928

Work began yesterday on the new stadium and ballpark at Allen Park when Ashley V. Howell, the president of the Howell Construction Co., for whom the contract for the construction of an all-wood and steel grandstand was let by council Monday night, and his crew of workmen, together with the city engineer, staked off the grounds for the foundation of the huge project.

Henry Fabian, groundskeeper of the New York Giants baseball club, was on the field yesterday afternoon and stated it would make a fine diamond.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY AUGUSTA FUTURITY HORSE AND CARRIAGE PARADE: The parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fifth and Broad streets. It proceeds west on Broad to 12th Street, turns around and proceeds east on Broad Street before turning right on Seventh Street and ends at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. You can watch the Clydesdales hitch up at 1 p.m. Sunday at the main gate of the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Free tickets to Sunday's Augusta Futurity Competition will be available at the parade.

AS YOU LIKE IT: The National Players will perform As You Like It at 7:30 p.m. today at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for special admissions for the evening performance. Tickets for the matinee cost $6 for adults and $4 for special admissions. Augusta State students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid ASU ID. For more information, call 737-1609.

IT'S GREAT TO SKATE CLINIC: In honor of National Figure Skating Week, Augusta Ice Sports Center will present a free skating class beginning at 8 a.m. at the center, 1249 Augusta West Parkway. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information, call Andrew Austin at 863-0061, Ext. 5.

OPEN HOUSE: The Augusta Rowing Club will sponsor an open house at 10 a.m. at The Boathouse on the river. There will be general information about rowing and the opportunities the Augusta Rowing Club has to offer. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Brenda Cole at 855-9710 or visit www.augustarows.com.

STARLIGHT BALL AND DINNER DANCE: A Starlight Ball and Dinner Dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Ballroom Dance Center, 225 Grand Slam Drive, Evans. Dress is semiformal. Tickets cost $15 per person. For more information, call 854-8888.

ENCORE CHAMBER SERIES CONCERT: The Augusta Symphony will present its third Encore Chamber Series Concert at 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension. The concert will feature the Symphony's String Quartet. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. For more information, call826-4706.

SUNDAY SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Augusta Area Survivors of Suicide support group will meet at 3 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. For more information, call 863-6785.

SUPER BOWL PARTY: There will be a Super Bowl party beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. The party is sponsored by the Male Outreach Ministry of the church. For more information, call 724-8052.

MONDAY NAACP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Augusta chapter of the NAACP will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the group's branch office, 1101 11th St. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will cover general membership opportunities. For more information, call 724-0390.

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY NEWS CONFERENCE: The Richmond County Democratic Party will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. at its headquarters at 12th and Broad streets. The conference will focus on many issues dealing with residents of Richmond County.

IRS TAX TIP

Are you one of the almost 100 million taxpayers who will receive a refund this year? The IRS says requesting direct deposit and filing your tax return electronically (e-filing) will put that money in your pocket faster and easier.

When you file electronically, your refund will be issued within three weeks, about half the time it would take if you filed a paper return. If you also choose direct deposit, you might receive your refund in as few as 10 days.

For information on e-filing, check the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov. You will also find a withholding calculator and work sheet, along with Form W-4, on the Web site, or you may get Form W-4 from your employer or by calling the IRS toll free at (800) TAX-FORM ((800) 829-3676).

ART EXHIBIT

Augusta State University and the Department of Fine Arts is presenting an exhibition of works by artists Ross Zirkle and Leslie Koptcho in the Fine Arts Gallery through Feb. 6. The exhibition and artist's reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Fine Arts Department at 737-1435.