Originally created 03/27/04

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BACK IN TIME

March 27, 1934

There is a strong likelihood that the National Open golf tournament will be held next year at the Augusta National course, the Chronicle learned last night.

While no official announcement was made, a member of the Augusta National said that this city has an excellent chance to get the National Open.

The information was obtained shortly after the Masters Invitation tournament, which ended at the Augusta National on Sunday, was an outstanding success.

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AROUND TOWN

TODAY

NAACP VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AND HEALTH FAIR: The Augusta Branch of the NAACP will hold a community voter registration drive and health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Kroger on 15th Street. Dr. Charles Smith will speak on health care issues related to the community. Information also will be given out on prostate cancer, breast cancer, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, heart, kidney and liver disease. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-0390.

UNITE THE FAMILY BANQUET: The Muslim-American Community of Augusta will host Unite the Family Banquet at 7 tonight at the Holiday Inn West, 1075 Stevens Creek Road. The banquet will commemorate 30 years of the Muslim-American Community Center of Augusta and honor the first Muslim-American police officer for the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. Special guests will include Deputy Chief of Police Sid Hatfield, Mayor Bob Young and Phil Wahl. The banquet is $35 and is open to the public. For more information, call 373-9553.

TELECONFERENCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD FAMILIES: Local soldiers stationed in Iraq and their families will be reunited through video teleconferencing at 7:30 a.m. today in Hardy Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Families are allowed a 10-minute time block to speak with loved ones from the 878th Engineer Battalion. For more information, call 737-1843.

ROUND ROBIN POLO TOURNAMENT: The Round Robin Polo Tournament will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Powderhouse Polo Field on Powderhouse Road. Gates open at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the University of South Carolina Aiken Pacer Club and Aiken Polo Club. Admission is $8 adults, $5 children in advance, $10 adults, $6 children at the gate, children 6 and younger are free. For more information, call 641-3406.

SUNDAY

SOUTHERN SOUL AND SONG: Flo Carter and The Sounds of Joy, along with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, call 724-7501.

PARENT MEETING: Concerned Parents for the Enrichment of African-American Students of Columbia County will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road in Evans. For more information, call 364-5139.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: Augusta Area Survivors of Suicide will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. For more information, call 863-6785.

MONDAY

AUGUSTA LIBRARY FILM SERIES: The Augusta Library Film Series will present The Narrow Margin, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Main Library, 902 Greene St. The movies is free and open to the public. For more information, call 821-2600.

TOO MUCH TOOTHPASTE

The American Dental Association says too much toothpaste can be bad for children because it increases the chances of getting a permanent tooth discoloration that comes with too much flouride. Children should be limited to a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

TUNE UP YOUR WALKING

A study at Ohio State University found that listening to music while walking helped people with serious lung disease. Those listening to music covered an average of 19 miles in eight weeks while those who didn't averaged only 15.

TIPS ON TOWELS

Read the label. All towels come with laundering instructions - follow them exactly for best results.

Wash new towels before use. Even high-quality towels will shed a little the first time they are washed so wash them separately and give them a good shake before putting them in the dryer.

Use warm water and gentle detergent. Bleach weakens cotton fibers, so treat stains individually. Avoid detergents that list "optical brighteners" on the label - they can alter neutral and mid-tone colors.

Skip the fabric softener. Liquid softeners and dryer sheets coat the fabric, which reduces absorbency. To reduce stiffness, use less detergent or repeat the rinse cycle.

WALNUT POWER

If you're looking for a good shot of antioxidants, look no further than walnuts, one of the largest single sources of the cancer fighters. The nuts are also a good source of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Source www.walnuts.org

LUNCH TIPS

Packing a lunch with hard-boiled eggs or meat sandwiches? Throw in a frozen icepack to keep them cold until the lunch bell. Or try a frozen juice box. And invest in a insulated lunch box or use double paper bags. www.homefoodsafety.org

SALT ALTERNATIVES

Got to cut back on salt? Then flavor your food with allspice, basil, bay leaves, chives, cider vinegar, dill, garlic (not garlic salt!), onion (not onion salt!), paprika or lemon juice.

American Heart Association