Originally created 01/26/03

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BACK IN TIME

JAN. 26, 1923

Oswell R. Eve, member of the Augusta bar, was elected ordinary judge of Richmond County in yesterday's Democratic primary over C. Gordon Lamback, local businessman and member of the Richmond County Commission, by 547 votes.

The election was one of the quietest in the history of local politics. The vote was light, there being only 3,722 votes polled in the city and 383 polled in the county precincts, according to unofficial figures compiled last night.

Voting by women played a part in the election, according to those around the polls, although no definitive estimate of the number of women's ballots could be determined early.

JASON Project at Fort Discovery

Find out what the JASON Project is all about during this exciting journey to explore the Channel Islands region of California.

Events take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery. The event will feature family-oriented activities and workshops, live broadcasts by famed oceanographer and underwater explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, and the chance to participate in special science demonstrations. The program is free with paid general admission.

To find out more about the JASON Project, visit the National Science Center Web site, www.NationalScienceCenter.org.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

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 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.

TOO MUCH TOOTHPASTE

The American Dental Association says too much toothpaste can be bad for children because it increases the chances of getting a permanent tooth discoloration that comes with too much fluoride. Children should be limited to a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

TUNE UP YOUR WALKING

A study at Ohio State University found that listening to music while walking helped people with serious lung disease. Those listening to music covered an average of 19 miles in eight weeks, while those who didn't averaged only 15.

TIPS ON TOWELS

Read the label. All towels come with laundering instructions - follow them exactly for best results.

Wash new towels before use. Even high-quality towels will shed a little the first time they are washed, so wash them separately and give them a good shake before putting them in the dryer.

Use warm water and gentle detergent. Bleach weakens cotton fibers, so treat stains individually. Avoid detergents that list "optical brighteners" on the label - they can alter neutral and midtone colors.

Skip the fabric softener. Liquid softeners and dryer sheets coat the fabric, which reduces absorbency. To reduce stiffness, use less detergent or repeat the rinse cycle.

WALNUT POWER

If you're looking for a good shot of antioxidants, look no further than walnuts, one of the largest single sources of the cancer fighters. The nuts are also a good source of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Source: www.walnuts.org

LUNCH TIPS

Packing a lunch with hard-boiled eggs or meat sandwiches? Throw in a frozen ice pack to keep them cold until the lunch bell. Or try a frozen juice box. And invest in an insulated lunch box or use double paper bags.

Source: www.homefoodsafety.org

SALT ALTERNATIVES

Need to cut back on salt? Flavor your food with allspice, basil, bay leaves, chives, cider vinegar, dill, garlic (not garlic salt), onion (not onion salt), paprika or lemon juice.

Source: American Heart Association