Originally created 07/01/03

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BACK IN TIME

JULY 1, 1954

AIKEN - Two men are being held in the Aiken City Jail on charges of breaking into a local firm before daylight this morning, Police Chief Frampton Gregory said.

He identified them as Rudolph Gantt, 19, and William Simon, 20, arrested at 3:10 a.m. by Assistant Police Chief C.L. Hartley and Sgt. Melvin Thomas after a brief chase from the McLaughlin pool room on Union Street, which they had allegedly broken into.

Chief Gregory said the men admitted after questioning to the break-in.

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TUESDAY

HOT DOG EATING CONTEST: Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William "the Refrigerator" Perry will challenge local WPRW FM morning show host Minnesota Fattz to a hot dog eating contest 6 p.m. today at Regal Cinemas Augusta Exchange 20, 1144 Agerton Lane. The event is open to the public.

VOLLEYBALL CAMP: The 2003 Tess Gresham Volleyball Camp will be July 11 through July 13 at Augusta State University's Christenberry Fieldhouse, 3109 Wrightsboro Road. The camp is for girls age 13 to 17 with or without volleyball experience. The cost is $75; $50 is due today. For more information, call 651-1668.

WEDNESDAY

BROWN BAG HISTORY SERIES: Lynn Thompson will lecture on North Augusta's history at noon Wednesday at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. Attendees are asked to bring lunch. The lecture is free for members and costs $2 for nonmembers. For more information, call 722-8454.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Patrick J. Rice Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donors must be at least 17 years of age and in good health. For more information, call 868-8800.

TIME MANAGEMENT

Tips for time management include:

  • Assess resources
  • Know your tasks and strengths
  • Delegate
  • Update records daily
  • Establish deadlines
  • Seek excellence, not perfection
  • THINNER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER

    Thin is hip, by fashion dictates. but extra slim may not be so healthy, especially for thin people who have high blood pressure. The negative effects of this condition may affect them more than their overweight counterparts, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

    During treadmill tests of about 200 subjects, researchers found that thin people who had high blood pressure have higher stress responses to exercise than did their overweight counterparts.

    The results don't mean that being overweight is healthy, says Michael Weber, M.D., lead author of the study. These findings highlight that different treatments are needed for thin and obese people with high blood pressure. Obese patients can lose weight to cure or lower high blood pressure. But the only treatment for their leaner counterparts is medication.

    Dr. Weber says the study also debunks the belief that all people with hypertension can be cured if they simply have the willpower to lose weight or eat less salt.

    SMOKED OUT

    Left unchecked, tobacco products will cause up to 1 billion deaths by the end of the 21st century, a Penn State science historian predicts.

    The prediction is based on current smoking patterns and the estimation of one lung cancer death for every three million cigarettes consumed.

    Cigarettes are fairly uniform worldwide and consumption rates are carefully recorded for taxation purposes. These factors make it easy to predict long-term consequences of smoking.

    Lung cancer was an extraordinarily rare disease before the 20th century.