Originally created 10/12/03

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BACK IN TIME

OCT. 12, 1932

AIKEN - The license controversy between the city of Aiken and the city of Augusta has been tentatively settled, according to reports made to the City Council.

The tentative agreement provides that Augusta will yield to Aiken in the threatened license dispute and that license fees charged on Aiken trucks will be immediately refunded.

In the event the fees are refunded, the Aiken City Council are pledged not to enact a license ordinance or retaliatory measure.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Tour eight restored and decorated private homes in the Summerville Community during the Summerville Tour of Homes. Tickets cost $20 for the entire tour and $5 per home. Tickets are available at Del's Lamps and Shades, Fat Man's, Fat Man's West, Poppy Seeds, French Market Grille, Design Images and St. Mary On the Hill Catholic Church. For more information, call 733-0265.

COLONIAL TIMES: Colonial Times will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Living History Park in North Augusta. Re-enactors will demonstrate trades, crafts, colonial baking and woodworking. There also will be music, refreshments, games and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 279-2323.

FAMILY FUN DAY: The Augusta Museum of History will present Family Fun Day from 1 to 5 p.m. at the museum's headquarters, 560 Reynolds St. View the exhibit The National Pastime in Black and White: The Negro Baseball Leagues 1867-1955. Children can complete crafts and take part in activities related to baseball. There also will be a violin demonstration from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 722-8454.

MONDAY TWILIGHT POPS ON THE RIVER: Twilight Pops On the River will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater at Ninth Street, Riverwalk Augusta. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 202-0091.

AARP MEETING: The Aiken chapter of AARP will meet at 3 p.m. in the South Aiken Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1711 Whiskey Road. The guest speaker will be Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt. The meeting is free and open to those 50 and older.

SKIN IN SHAPE

What you eat may 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 veggies) may lead to fewer wrinkles and sun spots.

TEACH KIDS ABOUT WORK

Here are some ways to help children learn about the world of work, from Ellen Galinsky's book Ask the Children.

  • Have the children visit - and even help you out - at work. Or take pictures of your workplace so they can envision it.
  • Share information about your job and interesting experiences at work. Welcome your child's questions about work, and answer them directly and honestly.
  • Explain the many reasons why you work and why you like your work. If you don't like it, you can also share some of those reasons.
  • Sense when to stop talking about your work.
  • Young children learn through play. Encourage them to play different jobs, from office worker to airplane pilot.
  • Invite house guests to describe their occupations to your children.
  • DOMESTIC TROUBLE SIGNS

  • Has your spouse or partner ever hit you?
  • Has this person threatened to harm you?

  • Has this person threatened to take your children?
  • Does this person insult you or act jealous?
  • Do you feel this person is running your life?
  • Does this person keep track of what you do and where you go?
  • Does this person destroy things you care about?
  • Are you afraid of this person?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to think about finding safety for you and your children.

    Source: Georgia Division of Family and Children Services