Originally created 11/27/03

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 27, 1942

Augusta enjoyed a quiet, peaceful Thanksgiving Day yesterday.

There were no serious accidents to mar the day, nor was there any disorder, police and county officials reported.

Up to a late hour last night, only two arrests had been made by city police, and they were for minor infractions. One slight auto accident was reported.

The day started sunny, but clouds came in and a drizzle marred part of the afternoon for downtown window shoppers.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY SALVATION ARMY THANKSGIVING DINNER: The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 1384 Greene St. For more information, call 826-7933.

THANKSGIVING DINNER AND CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Savannah Place Community Center will hold a Thanksgiving dinner and clothes giveaway from noon to 5 p.m. at 1014 11th Ave. For more information, call 821-2829.

DINNER, CLOTHING AND BLANKET GIVEAWAY: The City of Refuge Christian Center will hold a Thanksgiving dinner and clothing and blanket giveaway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2659 Lamar Road, Hephzibah. Bus transportation is available. For more information or bus pickup, call 592-5865.

THANKSGIVING DINNER: The Master's Table will hold a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 842 Fenwick St. For more information, call 772-0607.

THANKSGIVING DINNER AND CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: United Community Society with Macedonia Baptist Church will hold a Thanksgiving dinner and clothing giveaway at 11 a.m. at Lucy C. Laney High School cafeteria, 1339 Laney-Walker Blvd. Volunteers are welcome and donations are accepted. For more information, call 793-7912.

SATURDAY A MOZART TO MOTOWN CHRISTMAS: A Mozart to Motown Christmas will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The program is a music-and-dance review by Russell Brown. Tickets cost $30 to $45. For more information, call 722-8341.

THE NUTCRACKER: The Augusta Ballet will present The Nutcracker at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken. For ticket information, call (803) 261-0555.

BEWARE OF GAS LEAKS

If natural gas furnaces and appliances are not maintained and operated properly, according to Atlanta Gas Light Co., they can produce carbon monoxide. This poisonous gas has no odor, taste or color. Warning signs include any unusual behavior in gas appliances or a yellowish flame on a gas appliance burner.

SANDWICH STUFFER

Mushrooms in a sandwich? The people at the National Mushroom Council like the idea. They suggest you cook mushrooms in your favorite meat marinade, put them between bread and let the sandwich sit awhile so the bread can absorb the juices.

FAMILY DINNER

Moms say getting the family to help clean up after meals and preparing meals that please the whole family are their two biggest challenges at mealtime.

Source: National Pork Board and Kraft Foods.

DUMPING OLD DRUGS

Though there's no perfect way to get rid of old medicines, here are some options:

  • Use them up.
  • Throw them in the trash, making sure you've done what you can to keep them out of others' hands. Put used syringes into containers so someone isn't accidentally stuck. For painkillers and drugs that could be used illegally, mix them with water.
  • Flush them down the sink or toilet. Experts say the amount that gets into water systems is so minute that you'd have to drink 300,000 gallons to get the equivalent of a tablet of Tylenol.