Originally created 01/17/04

News you can use



NEWS YOU CAN USE

BACK IN TIME

JAN. 17, 1947

Richmond Academy's 1947 basketballers show their wares for local fans for the first time at 9 o'clock tonight when they tackle the high-riding Tech High Smithies from Atlanta in the Academy gym in the feature of a triple-header.

The Cadets dropped their opener to Tech a week ago in Atlanta 66-29, and the Smithies have continued to sweep through the GIAA competition to pace the state's Class A prep quintets.

The Smithies are already the favorite to take the state tournament scheduled in Augusta late in February.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY NAACP KING PARADE: A Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held at 1 p.m. at Dyess Park Community Center, 907 Ninth St. The parade will include an array of floats, vintage cars, civic groups and more. The event is free. For more information, call 733-8657.

AUDITIONS: Auditions for the play Leukemia & Me will be held at 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3045 Deans Bridge Road. The play is based on the story of Karlton Clay, a leukemia patient. For more information, call 481-0618 or 627-5842.

MASTERWORKS CONCERT: Arthur Ross will be the guest lecturer and Ryan Kho, Matthew Jones and Gal James will perform during the Masterworks Concert held by the Augusta Symphony at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University. The lecture will be at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 8. Ticket prices range from $15 to $40. For more information, call 826-4605.

DISC GOLF: The Augusta Ice Bowl will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Olmstead Disc Golf course. There will be two rounds of disc golf with closest to pin prizes. A $20 donation and canned goods are required for entry. For more information, call 737-6095.

GREYHOUNDS: There will be a Greyhound Meet and Greet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 225 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. Retired racing hounds from Greythound Love Augusta will be present. For more information, call 796-1708.

SUNDAY MUSEUM PROGRAM: Gentle Winds, students of Studio ArtGro, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The afternoon concert is free. For more information, visit www.themorris.org or call 724-7501.

BRIDAL SHOW: The Georgia Bridal Show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. There will be more than 60 exhibitors, live entertainment and a bridal fashion show. The cost of attendance is $9. For more information, call (770) 736-1979.

MONDAY FREEDOM FUND BANQUET: A Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fund banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Augusta Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway. The keynote speaker will be Patsy Jo Hilliard, mayor of East Point, Ga. The banquet is sponsored by the Augusta branch of the NAACP. The cost is $50. For more information, call 798-2964.

SELF-HELP MEETING: The Self Help for the Hard of Hearing Group of Augusta will meet at 5:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Augusta's education building, Room 100, 3500 Walton Way. Harry Embry will speak on the history of hearing loss. The program is free. For more information, call 738-2796.

GROUP MEETING: The Essential Tremor Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, in Aiken. The meeting is free. For more information, call (803) 641-0393.

CELEBRATION: A Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will be at noon at Simmon Ridge Baptist Church, 286 Center Spring Road, in Edgefield. The guest speaker will be Dr. Bobby Donaldson. Music will be provided, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (803) 652-3756.

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
  • 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
  • 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 grains.

    INSURANCE Q&A

    Questions and answers from Georgia Insurance and Fire Commissioner John Oxendine.

    Q: When I applied for a loan to buy a new car, the loan officer said I would need to get full coverage on the vehicle until the loan was paid off.

    But my agent says there is really no such thing as "full coverage."

    What types of coverage do I need, and what is the proper terminology?

    A: In Georgia, you are required by law to have a certain amount of liability insurance, which is intended to pay for any damages or injuries caused by you in the event of an accident. The legal minimum is referred to as 25, 50 and 25, which stands for $25,000 to pay for medical and related costs of anyone injured by you, a maximum of $50,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. Note that none of these coverages pays you, the policyholder; they are designed to pay medical or car repair costs of anyone you hit if the accident is your fault.

    Your bank is concerned with getting that loan paid off. That's why it wants you to have what they refer to as "full coverage." What they mean is collision and comprehensive coverage.