Originally created 11/30/03

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BACK IN TIME NOV. 30, 1912

Ed Graves, about 18, who has quite a checkered career in the criminal courts of this county for petty larcenies, was tried before Judge W.F. Eve yesterday morning for stealing three chickens. The jury was out only a few minutes and returned a verdict of guilty and a sentence of eight months was imposed by the court.

Mr. Graves has been in court before and tried for stealing a flock of geese and a calf. His attorney has appealed.

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AROUND TOWN

TODAY 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.

MANAGING HEART DISEASE

Chronic heart disease can be deadly without proper medical treatment and follow-up care at home. Heart patients can, to a large extent, help control their illness by living a healthy lifestyle:

  • Cut down on the amount of sodium you consume each day.
  • Choose fresh rather than canned vegetables.
  • Monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis.
  • Eliminate or limit use of caffeine.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Exercise as directed by your doctor.
  • Minimize stress.
  • Learn to accept situations you cannot improve.
  • Set aside a few minutes for yourself every day.
  • Don't keep your concerns and fears to yourself. Join a support group or talk to close family members, friends or a health-care professional as needed.
  • Find an enjoyable hobby.
  • For more information about living with heart disease, visit the American Heart Association Web site at www.americanheart.org or call 481-1811.

    HOLIDAY FLYING

    Flying over the holidays?

    If airplane flights make you nervous, here's a suggestion: Have a snack before getting on the plane.

    That's the advice of Japanese researchers who study how fluids and food might prevent fainting and heart attacks among air passengers.

    Tests simulated the conditions of a flight to 10,000 feet - where low cabin pressure at a high altitude causes reduced oxygen supply in the body. Researchers measured heart function, blood flow and oxygen saturation of the brain and organ tissues in fasting participants and those who had lunch and a beverage.

    Fasting subjects experienced decreased blood pressure. In comparison, nonfasting subjects did not have a significant change in blood pressure; food and fluid helped maintain oxygen levels.

    - Better Homes and Gardens

    HURT YOUR KNEES?

    Here are five activities to avoid to keep your knees from hurting:

  • Doing full squats
  • Running downhill
  • Climbing stairs two at a time
  • Exercising on hard surfaces
  • Wearing high heels regularly