Originally created 12/16/03

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BACK IN TIMEDEC. 16, 1972

A permit for construction of $1.6 million worth of apartments has been issued by Richmond County building official W.L. Watkins Sr.

Construction on the 160-unit apartment complex is to begin immediately on Boy Scout Road near Washington Road. To be known as Scarlett Oaks, it is being developed by Glingbeil Co. of Columbus, Ohio.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY AMATEUR RADIO TESTING SEMINAR: The North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club will hold an amateur radio testing session at 7 p.m. at Aiken Preparatory School, 619 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken. The testing session is for all levels of licensing. A photo ID is needed, and if you are upgrading, the original and a copy of your license is required. The exam fee is $12. For more information, call (803) 275-4634.

WEDNESDAY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: The Augusta Mini Theatre Inc., 430 Eighth St., will hold a board of directors meeting at 1:30p.m.. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 722-0598.

SALVATION ARMY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Salvation Army of Augusta is seeking volunteers to help distribute toys, coats, groceries and gifts at their warehouse/distribution center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday. For more information, call 826-7933.

ENERGY BOOSTERS

Need a boost? These foods can improve your alertness and energy levels: Beans, yogurt, plums, oranges, apples, pears, dried apricots, grapefruit, cherries, barley, peanuts and whole grain.

HOW LONG IN THE ICEBOX?

Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The quality of frozen foods does break down, though. Here are the USDA's suggested maximum freezing times (in months) for some common foods held at 0 degrees:

  • Bacon and sausage: 1-2 months
  • Casseroles: 1-2
  • Fruit: 2-3
  • Ham, hot dogs and lunch meats: 1-2
  • Game, uncooked: 8-12
  • Meat, cooked: 2-3
  • Poultry, uncooked whole: 12
  • Poultry, uncooked parts: 9
  • Poultry, cooked: 3-4
  • Roast, uncooked: 9
  • Steaks and chops, uncooked: 4-6
  • Soups and stews, cooked: 2-3
  • Vegetables, cooked: 2-3