Originally created 11/24/03

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 24, 1952

Augusta will be the focal point of thousands from throughout the Central Savannah River Area tomorrow afternoon as Broad Street becomes the scene of the most gigantic pre-Christmas celebration ever to thrill Yule season enthusiasts.

Spectators on hand for the tremendous welcome of Santa Claus will see 57 attractions in the big parade that starts moving at 4:30 p.m. Bands representing schools and military units across the area will also participate.

AROUND TOWN

MONDAY

HISTORIC CEMETERIES OF AUGUSTA FOUNDATION MEETING: There will be a meeting to establish the Historic Cemeteries of Augusta Foundation at 7 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St. The foundation will promote the history and importance of Augusta's historic Magnolia Cemetery and Cedar Grove Cemetery. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 722-1745.

HOLIDAY EATING

Be careful when you pull up to the table for a big holiday meal.

Researchers have found the risk of heart attack can increase up to 10 times after overeating. Blood pressures rises after heavy eating, and that can loosen blood clots that can block arteries.

HANDWASHING 101

WHEN TO WASH YOUR HANDS:

  • Before, during and after preparing food.
  • Before eating.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • After touching animals.
  • After changing diapers.
  • After sneezing, coughing, blowing your nose or helping a child with a tissue.
  • More frequently when someone near you is sick.
  • HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS:

  • Wet your hands with warm water and squirt liquid soap or rub a bar of soap onto your hands.
  • Continue for at least 15 seconds.
  • Rinse well, then dry your hands.
  • Use a paper towel to turn off the water and open the door to a public bathroom.
  • If you can't get water, anti-bacterial hand sanitizer gels are O.K. But soap and water and scrubbing work best.
  • HOW TO KEEP A VCR CLEAN

    Dust and dirt can build up inside VCRs over time, requiring periodic cleaning.

    To do this, take a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Open the tape door and rub the swab along the heads of the VCR. These black dots mounted on a silver cylinder are the carbon filters that read tapes. After cleaning the heads, take a new tape and let it run in the VCR for three to four minutes.

    If this doesn't get the VCR clean, the machine might need to be professionally serviced.



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