Originally created 09/30/03

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 30, 1980

Workmen took the roof off Butler High School, and Mother Nature this weekend tried to turn it into a swimming pool.

Because the new roof being built at the school is only 75 percent complete, rain water leaked into the building. Coverings prepared by workmen did not keep out the water.

Custodians worked all day Monday to clean things up. Principal Charles Wolf said the 21-year-old roof has had leaks before, but this is the worst he'd seen.

AROUND TOWN

TUESDAY

BARNEY, BABY BOP AND BJIN: Barney, Baby Bop and Bjin will perform at 7 tonight and Wednesday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St. Tickets cost $10 to $30. For more information, call 828-7700.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENT: Hope House Inc. for Women and Augusta Steppingstones to Recovery will hold a substance abuse education assessment screening workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1701 Wrightsboro Road. Professionals will be on hand to assess people who might have an alcohol or drug problem. Pamphlets and information also will be given. The event is free. For more information, call 733-1935.

WEDNESDAY

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE: How I Learned to Drive will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the O'Connell Theatre in the Etherredge Center of the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $7 for students. For more information, call (803) 641-3305.

THURSDAY

NAMI MEETING: The Augusta Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet at 7 p.m. at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. Jeff Padgett of East Central Regional Hospital will speak about patient's rights. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 432-0021.

HEALTHY HOME

SGMA International, the global business trade association of manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the sports product industry, reports that 74 percent of households contain at least one piece of home exercise equipment.

TOO MUCH TOOTHPASTE

The American Dental Association says too much toothpaste can be bad for children because it increases the chances of getting a permanent tooth discoloration that comes with too much fluoride. Children should be limited to a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

PASS THE CARBS, PLEASE

A recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture study found that high carbohydrate diets provide more vitamin A and C in addition to calcium, magnesium and iron.

ENERGY BOOSTERS

Need a boost? These foods can improve your alertness and energy levels: Beans, yogurt, plums, oranges, apples, pears, dried apricots, grapefruit, cherries, barley, peanuts and whole grains.