Originally created 09/26/03

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 26, 1975

ATLANTA - Overall population growth of Central Savannah River Area counties was less than 1 percent between 1970 and 1974, with Columbia County leading growth among the 13 counties, a state survey revealed Thursday.

The largest drop in population among CSRA counties was in Taliaferro County, where there was a 13.3 percent decrease.

Columbia County growth was 12.8 percent.

AROUND TOWN

FRIDAY

GREASE: Grease will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Ticket prices range from $12 to $35. For more information, call 826-4707.

ART EXHIBIT: Women on Paper is on display through today in the upper gallery of the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. For more information, call 641-3305.

SATURDAY

CANAL CLEANUP: The Rivers Alive annual canal cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. at Savannah Rapids Lock and Dam. The cleanup is being led by the Sierra Club. For more information, call 863-2324.

GRANT ORIENTATION: A grant orientation meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Lutheran Services of Georgia, 3232 Washington Road. Covered will be how to receive applications for child-care grants. The meeting is free. For more information, call 228-3566.

AMERICAN HEART WALK: The 2003 Augusta American Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will begin at 9 a.m. at Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road. There will be free health screenings, children's activities, entertainment and refreshments. Money raised by the 5K walk will go to research and education to fight heart disease. For more information, call 855-5005.

CIVIL WAR TRAIL RIDE: A Civil War heritage trail ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Confederate Powder Works Chimney, in front of Sibley Mill on Goodrich Street. The ride will continue through Crawfordville and Camak, Ga. Riders will visit historic sites with commentators and re-enactors. There will be music, vendors and refreshments. Tickets cost $10 to $25. For more information, call 869-8879.

BABY-SITTING COURSE: The Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a baby sitter course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1322 Ellis St. Topics include decision-making, problem-solving, emergencies, first aid and more. The cost is $25, which includes a baby-sitting handbook. Registration is due today. To register or get more information, call 724-8481.

SNEEZE-FRIENDLY TREES

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offers the following advice for people with allergies.

TREES TO PLANT:

Apple, azalea, boxwood, cherry, dogwood, hibiscus, magnolia, pear, plum, roses, viburnum, alyssum, begonia, cacti, clematis, columbine, crocus, daffodil, dahlia, daisy, dusty miller, geranium, hosta, hyacinth, hydrangea, impatiens, iris, lilac, lily, narcissus, pansy, petunia, phlox, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, tulip, verbena and zinnia.

TREES TO AVOID:

Alder, ash, aspen, beech, birch, box elder, cedar, cottonwood, cypress, elm, hickory, juniper, mulberry, oak, olive, palm, pecan, poplar, sycamore, walnut and willow

GARDEN ALLERGIES

Tips to keep gardening allergies at bay:

  • Wear gloves, goggles or sunglasses and a paper mask or respirator when mowing or raking, which stirs pollen and old spores.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes and nose when you've been around pollen-producers.
  • Wash your hands and rinse your face and eyes if you're out for an extended time.
  • Have separate clothes for gardening, and leave them away from your living area when you come inside.
  • Leave tools and other materials outside.
  • Shower and change clothes immediately after prolonged exposure to pollen.
  • Take allergy medications well before starting chores in the yard.
  • HEALTH TIP

    Instead of topping a hamburger with iceberg lettuce, try spinach for a quick boost of folate and vitamins A and C. After all, a study by the University of Arkansas found that few taste testers noticed the difference.