Originally created 11/29/03

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BACK IN TIME

NOV. 29, 1922

The Southern Railway system announces accelerated schedules for the Augusta special between Augusta and New York, quickening the time southbound one hour and 30 minutes, and northbound one hours and 15 minutes.

The improved service will become effective Dec. 17 in time to make Christmas holiday travel in a more satisfactory manner and establish these popular trains for the winter tourist travel to Augusta and Aiken.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY 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. Ticket prices range from $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.

AUGUSTA LYNX HOCKEY: The Augusta Lynx will play Reading at 7:35 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Tickets cost $12 for the lower bowl, $10 for the second level and $8 for the upper level. For more information, call 724-2400.

SUNDAY AUGUSTA LYNX HOCKEY: The Augusta Lynx will play Reading at 4:05 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Tickets cost $12 for the lower bowl, $10 for the second level and $8 for the upper level. For more information, call 724-2400.

MONDAY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING:The North Augusta Tree Lighting ceremony will be at 6 p.m. at John C. Calhoun Park. The event is free. For more information, call (803) 441-4300.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, Augusta State University campus, 2500 Walton Way. The performance will be narrated by "Trooper" Terry Sams. The concert is free. For more information, call 202-0091.

HIV TESTING: Free HIV testing will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd. The free testing is in recognition of World AIDS Day. For more information, call 721-5818.

HOLIDAY DINING

Advice for avoiding embarrassment in a business situation:

  • Rolls and bread are one of the few foods that can be eaten with your fingers, even at a formal meal. However, it is inappropriate to break the roll in half, butter it and eat it. Instead, break off bite-size pieces, then butter and eat them one at a time.
  • Don't use a toothpick. If something is stuck in your teeth, drink some water.
  • Ice cubes are not an edible part of a drink.
  • Men should always wear undershirts under dress shirts. When wearing an open collar, make sure it is buttoned high enough or wear a V-neck undershirt so it doesn't show.
  • Women should choose earrings that are simple, yet elegant, and should wear one pair at a time. Men shouldn't wear earrings.
  • At a social function, name badges should be worn about four inches from the top of the right shoulder. The reason for such placement is that people reach for each other's right hand when being introduced, and having the badge on the right makes it easier to spot a person by name.
  • To make a good first impression, follow the Rule of 12: The first 12 words you speak should include some form of thanks; the first 12 steps you take should exude confidence; the first 12 inches from the top of your head down should be impeccably groomed; the last 12 inches, from the shoes up, should be well-maintained.
  • CHILD POSTURE

    The Connecticut Chiropractic Association suggests the following tips to help keep your child's back healthy:

  • A baby's back and neck should always be supported with your hand when he or she is lifted.
  • Use a government-approved car seat supporting your baby's head and neck.
  • Choose a firm mattress.
  • Choose the right pillow; don't allow your child's head and neck to be propped up or angled away from the body.
  • Be sure your child's backpack has padded straps that are worn over both shoulders. The weight of the backpack contents should not exceed 5 percent to 10 percent of your child's weight.
  • The computer screen must be at or below the child's eye level. To attain a proper sitting posture, place a footrest or box under the child's feet.
  • Your child requires enough calcium in his or her diet to ensure healthy bones and lessen the risk of joint- and muscle-related injuries. Whole milk is suggested for children younger than 2, and 1 percent or skim milk for older children.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water and avoid sugar-packed, caffeinated and carbonated drinks.
  • See to it that your child has a well-balanced diet and plenty of rest.