Originally created 10/13/03

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BACK IN TIME

OCT. 13, 1973

Local Republican leaders greeted Rep. Gerald Ford's nomination for vice president with unqualified enthusiasm Friday.

A.S. "Footz" Quinn, the state Republican Party first vice chairman, who knows Mr. Ford personally, said the nomination was "fabulous."

Richmond County GOP Chairman Herbert E. Kernaghan Jr. said he "was pleased, very pleased," and state Rep. Bob Beckham was "delighted with the choice."

President Richard M. Nixon named Mr. Ford to replace vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who resigned the office.

AROUND TOWN

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 at Riverwalk Augusta. The concert is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 202-0091.

AARP MEETING: The Aiken chapter of AARP will meet at 3 p.m. in South Aiken Presbyterian Church's 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.

KEEP DRINKING

Dehydration can be a matter of life and death. The danger is higher for the elderly and the very young.

With dehydration, your blood volume goes down. The heart must pump faster to make up the difference, putting stress on the cardiovascular system.

Lower blood volume also means your body doesn't cool down as efficiently, so you're more likely to overheat. Dizziness and faintness can also result.

A water loss of just 2 to 3 percent can diminish your performance.

Source: Dallas Morning News

FACTS ABOUT WATER

Here are some things to consider before drinking something besides water:

  • 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The No. 1 trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
  • In 37 percent of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  • A way to prevent migraines is regular intake of water.
  • Dry mouth is the very last sign of dehydration.
  • Every function of the body is monitored and regulated by the efficient flow of water.
  • Source: To Your Health, Quakertown, Pa.

    WHAT A FEELING

    In a recent study, women were in a better mood after 10 minutes of walking, in an better mood after 20 minutes of walking and in an even better mood than that after 30 minutes. Then the effects plateaued.

    Source: Shape

    A FIT PET

  • Don't feed your pet table scraps.
  • Exercise your pet every day either by playing or walking.
  • Measure pet food - don't give more than the package recommends.
  • Cut back on treats.
  • Don't put pets on a crash diet - they need to eat, especially in the winter.
  • See a veterinarian to find a proper weight and diet for your pet.