Originally created 01/13/04

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BACK IN TIME

JAN. 13, 1952

Today at exactly 11:15 a.m., Augustans who tune their radios to 1050 on their dial will hear the first broadcast of the city's newest radio stations WAUG and WAUG-FM.

The first broadcast will be a remote pickup from the First Baptist Church, Eighth and Greene streets, with services and a sermon by Dr. A. Warren Huyck, the pastor.

The studios of the two stations are located in the Bon Air Hotel.

Garden City Broadcasting Co. is the business name of the operating firm. Owners are George Nicholson, local attorney; Chester H. Jones; and Melvin Purvis, former G-man.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Episcopal Day School is holding an open house at 6:30 p.m. for parents interested in learning more about the school. The open house will be on the school campus, 2248 Walton Way. Episcopal Day School is a co-ed day school serving children of all faiths from age 3 through eighth grade. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 733-1192.

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: The CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring 10 copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For more information, call 738-4114.

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Tuesday's Music Live will hold a concert by classical guitarist Keith Gehle at noon in the sanctuary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets. Lunch will be prepared by chef Don Du Teau of Cafe Du Teau. Admission is free. Lunch reservations cost $7. For more information, call 722-3463.

WEDNESDAY SENIOR LUNCHEON: The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will hold a senior luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the museum, 1116 Phillips St. Lecturers will be Ruth Crawford and the Rev. Nathaniel Irvin. The cost is $6. For more information, call 724-3576.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: St. Vincent dePaul Health Center's board of directors will meet at 12:30 p.m. at The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 828-3444.

PLANTS IN; PETS OUT

Bringing garden plants indoors because of cold weather can be dangerous for indoor pets in search of green treats.

Many common household plants are toxic to pets. If eaten, these plants can cause serious illness and even death. Pet owners should consider these precautions:

  • Hang indoor plants out of the reach of all pets, if possible.
  • Buy an easy-to-use, commercially prepared, pet-safe repellent. Produced by a number of manufacturers, pet repellents come in gel, powder and spray forms for use on household plants.
  • Create natural deterrents. For instance, pet owners can place a taste-tempting poisonous plant inside an arrangement of prickly cactus. The "sticker shock" should keep both cats and dogs away.
  • AVOIDING HEARTBURN

    Certain foods and drugs increase acid secretions or cause the body to release chemicals that cause a muscle in the esophagus to relax, increasing heartburn. Here are some tips to reduce heartburn.

  • Avoid chocolate, coffee, peppermint, carbonated beverages, caffeine, alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, tomato products, vinegar, ketchup and mustard.
  • Helpful foods: pineapple, brown rice, potatoes, beans, whole-wheat pasta, yogurt, salmon, tuna, sunflower seeds, asparagus, mushrooms and Brazil nuts.
  • Avoid clothes that put pressure on the stomach.
  • Chew gum to boost saliva production and to neutralize acids in the esophagus.
  • Elevate your head 4 to 6 inches at night to curb the backup of stomach contents into the esophagus.
  • Sleep on your left side.
  • For help, visit the American Gastroenterological Association's Web site, www.gastro.org.


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