Originally created 03/18/03

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March 18, 1986

A murder suspect held by Richmond County authorities for Baltimore police was recaptured Monday afternoon about three hours after he escaped custody while awaiting treatment at a Peach Orchard Road dentists office.

Johnny Eugene Evans, 29, of Baltimore, was captured near a residence off Bungalow Road about 12:20 p.m. after a manhunt involving hounds from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

He was first arrested in Richmond County on March 10.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: The Augusta Rose Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister Mary Louise Conference room at St. Joseph Hospital, Wrightsboro Road. A program will be presented on spring rose care. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 279-5502.

CULLUM LECTURE SERIES: The Cullum Lecture Series - Crossing the Border - will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Fanning Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The event will feature music, poetry readings, dancing, singing, art displays, refreshments and more. Participating groups will include Sabor Latino, Cassandra Rosa Rosa and Augusta International Folk Dance Club. Admission is free. For more information, call 737-1444.


STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE: The Augusta State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will sponsor a Student Research and Fine Arts Conference from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Science Building, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. For more information, call Dr. Pam Hayward at 729-2048.


  • Always supervise children closely in areas where poisons are commonly stored such as kitchens, bathrooms and garages.
  • Keep all medication and household products locked away.
  • Install special clamps to keep children from opening cabinets.
  • Consider all household or drugstore products potentially harmful.
  • Use childproof safety caps on containers of medication and other dangerous products.
  • Never call medicine "candy" to get a child to take it.
  • Read the label.
  • Keep products in their original containers with labels in place.
  • Use poison symbols to identify dangerous substances.
  • Dispose of outdated products as recommended.
  • Use chemicals only in well-ventilated areas.
  • The number for poison control is (800) 222-1222.

    Prevention magazine reports that taking a daily aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen may cut prostate cancer risk in half, according to a Mayo Clinic study that followed 1,300 men for five years.


  • To bring light into a small kitchen, mirror the wall from top of the counter to the bottom of the cabinets. (A caveat; if your countertop is cluttered, the mirror will appear to double the clutter.)
  • If you're on a budget, buy mirrors at flea markets and hang them in a grouping. This is an especially good use for old mirrors that have some imperfections. Remember: There's beauty in imperfection.
  • Use mirrors on a tabletop, especially for a party or during the holidays. Consider having a mirror made to cover the entire top, or have a strip made to run the length of the table center.
  • Place a folding mirrored screen in the corner of a living or dining room to brighten it. Such a screen, which may need to be fabricated, can be used as a three-way mirror, as seen in dressing rooms.
  • Long, narrow rooms or hallways are enhanced by mirroring the long side. A mirrored hallway will appear wider if you place a semicircular or demilune table against the mirror. The table will then look like a full circle.
  • Resting a tall mirror against a wall is not only trendy, it's also a flexible design tool because changing the tilt of the mirror changes the reflected view.
  • Hang a decorative, framed mirror on top of a plate glass mirrored wall. Or hang empty picture frames on the mirrored wall.
  • Hang a single mirror by a chain, cording or a ribbon can help set it off.
  • As a general rule, frameless mirrors suit contemporary settings while framed mirrors suit traditional ones. However, the exception - hanging an a heavily embellished old mirror in a modern environment - can be striking.
  • Sources: Joanelle Jordann Klumb of Joanelle Jordann Design; Pamela Heyne of Pamela Heyne, AIA, and Houston-Heyne in Washington, D.C.; Tom Ehmke of Home Glass Co. in Milwaukee; Nancy Miller of Form & Function


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