Originally created 02/23/03

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FEB. 23, 1943

Augusta Kiwanians yesterday unanimously condemned black markets, pledged not to patronize them and to report all black market activities coming to their attention.

The War Service Committee was instructed to draw resolutions to this effect.

The motion was presented to Pat Rice Jr., who declared that the only way to put the black market out of business is through public opinion.

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The Augusta Museum of History and the Imperial Theatre invite you to go back in time with the Legends of Yesterday, the world's No. 1 Beatles tribute act, at 8 p.m. March 8. The night will also include memories of Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers.

For tickets, please call the Imperial Theatre box office at (706) 722-8341 or order online at www.imperialtheatre.com.


Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


PUBLIX FAMILY CONCERT: Pianists Martin David Jones and Clara Park, along with the Augusta Symphony, will perform Carnival of the Animals at 3 p.m. at the George C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 826-4705.


LOCK UP FOR LIFE BLOOD DRIVE: Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their location, 1533 Wrightsboro Road. Refreshments including Godiva chocolates will be given to all donors and participants. For more information, call 737-4551.

HOME SCHOOL DAY: Home school educators and pupils are invited to visit Fort Discovery from 1 to 5 p.m. at their location on Reynolds Street. Participants will be able to find out how the science center can be used as an extension of their classroom. The event is free. For more information, call Chip Schuster at 821-0206.

JUDICIAL ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING: The Judicial Advisory Subcommittee will meet at 11 a.m. in Room 802 of the municipal building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 821-1820.


Here is a humor self-test.

Rate these jokes as funny or not funny. Then read below to find out what psychologists think your responses say about your personality.

1. A man falling off a cliff catches hold of a root and, hanging in midair, cries to heaven, "Is anyone out there?" A disembodied voice from the clouds answers, "Yes, my son. Let go and I will bear thee up." After a pause, the man cries out, "Anybody else?"

2. Why did God make man before he made woman? Because he didn't want anybody advising him on how to do it.

3. Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool rather than to open it and remove all doubt.

4. Self-help workshops for modern society: Creative suffering, guilt without sex, self-actualization through electronic devices.

How psychologists rate you:

1. This is philosophical humor. If you thought it was funny, you tend to be impulsive, enthusiastic, expressive, alert and secure, and you have a healthy sense of humor.

2. This joke is considered degrading to women. If you thought it was funny, you tend to have an aloof personality, and you tend to believe sex stereotypes are true.

3. This is hostile humor. If it is funny to you, you tend to be self-assured, uninhibited and easygoing. Men who like it also tend to live up to the "tough guy" image.

4. This a social satire joke. If you thought it was funny, you tend to have a tyrannical, dogmatic, irritable personality. But you also tend to be imaginative and interested in new ideas and theories.

Source: - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Low back pain can hit anyone, but for some people, it's an occupational hazard. The American Journal of Public Health has listed the jobs with the highest prevalence of low back pain due to an injury at work.

They are:

1. Truck driver

2. Operators of construction equipment and heavy machinery

3. Construction workers

4. Janitorial and building maintenance workers

5. Firefighters

6. Police officers

7. Heavy equipment mechanics

8. Health-care therapists

9. Doctors, dentists, nurses

10. Farmers, foresters and commercial fishermen


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