Originally created 09/21/03

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 21, 1931

Charges against the Rev. J.M. Williams of slaying his son, Raford Grady Williams; George M. Stanton, charged with embezzlement and larceny in connection with the funds of the Hayne and Anderson estates; and E.H. Rowe, charged with forgery in connection with Junior Order funds, will be placed before the Richmond County grand jury this morning, according to Solicitor General George Hains.

Members of the grand jury will consider the charges against the above-named persons and about 100 other defendants for whom warrants have been sworn.

Greek festival

Augusta's annual Greek Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 and from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St. The event features entertainment, authentic Greek cuisine and a bazaar with unique gifts. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-1087.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY

NEGRO LEAGUE FILM: There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. The film will be shown in the museum's theater. Admission is free. For more information, call 722-8454.

MONDAY

FREE CONE DAY: Dairy Queen will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ice cream cone with a free 5-ounce vanilla cone. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center.

PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING: The Public Services Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 12:30 p.m. in Room 802 of the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING: The Administrative Services Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 802 of the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: The Public Safety Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room 802, of the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING: The Finance Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 802 of the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

ENGINEERING SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING: The Engineering Services Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 802 of the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

NAPKIN TO EMPLOYEES

Advice for the etiquette-impaired hoping to avoid embarrassment in a business setting:

  • Rolls and bread are one of the few foods that can be eaten with your fingers, even at a formal meal. But it is inappropriate to break the roll in half, butter it and eat it. Instead, break off bite-size pieces, butter and eat them one at a time.
  • Don't use a toothpick. If something is stuck in your teeth, drink some water.
  • Ice cubes are not an edible part of a drink.
  • Men should always wear undershirts under dress shirts. When wearing an open collar, make sure it is buttoned high enough, or wear a V-neck undershirt so that it doesn't show.
  • Women should choose earrings that are simple, yet elegant, and should wear only one pair at a time. Men shouldn't wear earrings at all.
  • At a social function, name badges should be worn about four inches from the right shoulder. The idea is that people are already reaching for each other's right hand when being introduced, and having the badge on the right makes it easier to spot a person by name.
  • To make a good first impression, follow the Rule of 12: The first 12 words you speak should include some form of thanks; the first 12 steps you take should exude confidence; the first 12 inches from the top of your head down should be impeccably groomed; the last 12 inches, from shoes up, should be well-maintained.
  • Sources: Etiquette consultants Ann Marie Sabath, Maria Everding

    GETTING SKIN IN SHAPE

    What you eat might help protect your skin from sun damage, Australian researchers say. They report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that a diet high in antioxidants (think legumes and vegetables) may link to fewer wrinkles and sun spots.

    THINK AGAIN

    Coffee might be a memory booster, especially for older adults.

    A group of 40 adults older than 65 had their memory tested in the morning and afternoon of scheduled test days. Half drank a cup of decaffeinated coffee before each test, and the other half drank the real thing, according to a report in Psychological Science.

    Those who had the decaf showed a significant decline in memory performance from morning to afternoon. The regular coffee group did not.

    Test subjects were already coffee drinkers who were used to the effects of caffeine.