Originally created 06/20/03

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JUNE 20, 1939

Witnesses in the assault and battery cases against William E. Bush, the president of the Forest Hills Hotel, have been subpoenaed for Thursday.

The jury will assemble Wednesday when the trial of cases that are to be heard before a jury will begin.

Today's non-jury trials will continue, and pleas of guilty will be heard.

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY FRIDAY EVENING THEATRE: Friday Evening Theatre will begin at 7 p.m. at the Augusta Common, between Broad and Reynolds streets. The featured film will be Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. The cost is $1; admission is free for children 5 and younger. For information, call 821-1754.

SUMMER BOXING CLASSIC: The National Summer Boxing Classic will be at 7 tonight and Saturday at May Park. The event will feature women's open and boys' junior competitions. The event is sponsored by the Augusta Boxing Club. The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children and free for children 8 or younger. For information, call 733-7533 or visit www.augustaboxing.org.

SATURDAY MODEL A FORD CLUB: The Augusta Museum of History will play host to the Model A Ford Club of America's Southeastern Divisional meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 560 Reynolds St. More than 85 registered cars will be on display in the museum's parking lot. For information, call Frank Knapp at 736-5238.

CHILD ABDUCTIONS

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers the following advice:

Safety tips for parents:

  • Be sure to go over with your children the rules about whose homes they can visit when you're not there. Discuss the boundaries of where they can and can't go in the neighborhood.
  • Always listen to your children and keep the lines of communication open. Teach your children to get out of dangerous or uncomfortable situations right away, and practice role-playing and basic safety skills with them.
  • Teach your children whose car they may ride in. Children should be cautioned never to approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless accompanied by a parent or trusted adult.
  • Make sure children know their names, address, telephone numbers and how to use the telephone.
  • Choose baby sitters with care. Get references from family, friends and neighbors.
  • Safety tips for children:

  • Always check first with your parents or the person in charge before you go anywhere or do anything.
  • Always take a friend when you play or go somewhere.
  • Don't be tricked by adults who offer you special treats or gifts or ask you for help.
  • Don't be afraid to say no and get away from any situation that makes you feel comfortable or confused. Trust your feelings.
  • Don't get into a car or go near a car with someone in it unless you are with your parents or a trusted adult. Never take a ride from someone without checking first with your parents.
  • Never go into a public restroom by yourself.
  • Never go alone to the mall, movies, video arcades or parks.
  • Stay safe when you're home alone by keeping the door locked. Do not open the door for or talk to anyone who stops by unless the person is a trusted family friend or relative.
  • For more safety tips and child-abduction prevention education materials, visit www.missingkids.com. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children brochures such as Child Protection and Summer Safety Tips can be found under Education & Resources.

    CRANBERRY ADVANTAGE

    Findings published in The Journal of the American Medical Association indicate that regular consumption of cranberry juice might offer protection against certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause urinary-tract infections.

    WATER WELL

    It's time to plan ahead: Keep your shrubs well-watered during late summer. The reason for this is that many plants, such as rhododendrons and camellias, start to form buds for next year's flowers during this time.

    HOLD THE FRIES

    Prevention Magazine reports that in a 12-year study of 42,500 men, those eating a diet heavy in red meats, fries, refined grains and sweets ran almost twice the risk of developing diabetes as those eating a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

    STAY DRY

    It's hard not to perspire in the summer heat, but Mark Davis, a researcher for Procter & Gamble, says you'll sweat less if avoid spicy foods, caffeine and nicotine, which trigger and ramp up your system's activity.