Originally created 03/06/03

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BACK IN TIME

MARCH 6, 1936

Bobby Jones, "here on business," as he put it, stepped from under the shower in his suite at the Partridge Inn last night and declared as he stroked his sun-tanned body with a towel, "I am scoring much better than I am shooting," his way of saying that luck has played a big part in the sub-par rounds he shot consistently in Florida recently.

Sincerely, the Emperor, whose tournament play is confined to the Masters here, and who has finished far back in the two previous events, remarked that it is doubtful if his magic mastery of 1930 - his grand slam year - could be recaptured in time to give him a victory in the 1936 Masters scheduled next month.

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

THURSDAY

LEARN TO ROW CLASSES: The Augusta Rowing Club will present a Learn to Row class at 6:30 p.m. at The Boathouse, Savannah River. The class is the first of 10 lessons. The cost is $80 per person and $25 of the cost goes toward a membership fee. For more information, call (803) 278-0003.

AUGUSTA COMMISSION MEETING: The Special Work Session of the Augusta Commission will meet from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the eighth-floor commission chamber of the municipal building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

FRIDAY

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHONE DRIVE: WJBF-TV and Giving Your Best Partners will accept used wireless phones from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cellular One, 3241 Washington Road. Through the National HopeLine program, Cellular One collects used cell phones, enabling access to emergency services with enhanced 911 capabilities. Phones will benefit Safe Homes, Cumbee Center and the Salvation Army for their efforts with domestic violence victims. For more information, call 722-6664.

TRAINING CONFERENCE: A training conference and workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Loblolly Pine Room, Evans to Locks Road. Dr. Marlene M. Rosenkoetter will lead the conference and discuss preparations for adjusting to retirement and later life. The registration fee is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is required. For more information, call 826-4480, ext. 200.

WONDERFUL WATER

Dehydration can be a matter of life and death. But the danger is higher for the elderly and the very young.

With dehydration, your blood volume goes down. The heart must pump faster to make up the difference, putting stress on the cardiovascular system.

Lower blood volume also means your body doesn't cool down as efficiently, so you're more liable to overheat. Dizziness and faintness can also result.

A water loss of just 2 to 3 percent can diminish your performance.

- Dallas Morning News

DRINK UP

Here are some things to consider before drinking something besides water:

  • 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The No. 1 trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
  • In 37 percent of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger.
  • A primary cause of Alzheimer's disease is chronic dehydration.
  • The majority of asthma cases are really misdiagnosed cases of chronic dehydration.
  • A way to prevent migraines is regular intake of water.
  • Dry mouth is the last sign of dehydration.
  • Every function of the body is monitored and regulated by the efficient flow of water.
  • Source: To Your Health, Quakertown, Pa.

    WHAT A FEELING

    In a recent study, women were in a better mood after 10 minutes of walking, in an even better mood after 20 minutes of walking and in an even better mood than that after 30 minutes. Then the effects plateaued.

    Source: Shape