Originally created 02/04/03

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BACK IN TIME

FEB. 4, 1942

Purchase of three pieces of real estate at the corner of 10th and Telfair streets is expected to provide a site for a USO recreational building. The deal completed yesterday by Augusta City Council is expected to cost $14,509.

Mayor Woodall said the purchase of the land would enable the government to begin immediately on constructing a building, expected to cost about $120,000.

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TUESDAY

AUGUSTA CANAL HISTORY: Augusta historian Ed Cashin will present a lecture on the history of the Augusta Canal based on his latest book, The Brightest Arm of the Savannah, at 6 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The lecture is free. Space is limited, and reservations required. For more information, call 724-7501.

COMMUNITY MEETING: The Crosland Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 1248 Crosland Drive, Aiken. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (803) 649-1763.

RECOVERY MEETING: A Christ-based recovery meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Love and Light Healing Center, 2477 Wrightsboro Road. The meeting is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a Bible, park in the back and enter through the rear door. For more information, call Kenny Stacy at 373-5585.

PENSION AND FINANCE COMMITTEES: The Augusta Commission's Pension and Finance Committees will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 802 of the municipal building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority Inc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Picadilly Cafeteria in the Augusta Mall, Wrightsboro Road.

WEDNESDAY GARDENING AT LUNCH: The Columbia County Extension Service will present a lunch seminar at 12:10 p.m. in the auditorium of the Government Complex, Evans. Charles Phillips will talk about the proper pruning of plants. The seminar is open to the public. For more information, call 868-3413.

GRANT PRESENTATION: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and the CSRA Community Foundation will make a dual grant presentation to Kids Restart at 2 p.m. at the Kids Restart Visitation Center, 608 Broad St. The grants, totaling $14,700, will be used to help equip and furnish the Kids Restart visitation rooms and classrooms. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Vikki Blair Adkins at 724-5901.

MANAGING HEART DISEASE

Chronic heart disease can be deadly without proper medical treatment and follow-up care at home. Heart patients can, to a large extent, help control their illness by living a healthy lifestyle:

  • Cut down on the amount of sodium you consume each day.
  • Choose fresh rather than canned vegetables.
  • Monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis.
  • Eliminate or limit use of caffeine.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Exercise as directed by your doctor.
  • Minimize stress.
  • Learn to accept situations you cannot improve.
  • Set aside a few minutes for yourself every day.
  • Don't keep your concerns and fears to yourself. Join a support group or talk to your doctor, close family members and friends.
  • Find an enjoyable hobby.
  • For more information about living with heart disease, visit the American Heart Association Web site at www.americanheart.org.

    SKIN IN SHAPE

    What you eat might play a role in protecting your skin from sum damage, Australian researchers say.

    They report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that a diet high in anti-oxidants (legumes and vegetables) might link to fewer wrinkles and sun spots.

    CALORIES COUNTING

    Calories expended in 15 minutes for a 150-pound person. (If you weigh less, you'll expend fewer calories):

    Reading: 18

    Lying quietly: 18

    Sleeping: 18

    Kissing and hugging: 27

    Picking up a child: 57

    Pushing a stroller: 55.5

    Walking/running with a child: 72

    Raking leaves (slowly): 90

    Playing tag: 45 calories

    Tossing a football: 51

    Fishing from a boat: 45

    Frisbee with dog: 49.5

    Miniature golf: 54

    Source: The Fidget Factor (Mayfield Publishing)



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