BACK IN TIME
APRIL 23, 1963
Two Republicans were elected to seats on North Augusta's city council in Monday's general election, with incumbent Democratic Councilman Ted A. Pressley re-elected.
F. Irvin Schueler and Lloyd Stahl, both making their initial political races under the GOP banner, defeated incumbent Democrats E.E. Graybill and J.A. Baynham.
Republican William J. Mottel was unsuccessful in his bid for election. A record 2,112 votes were cast in the election.
GIVE BURNS THE BOOT: Hephzibah Fire and Rescue will participate in the annual Give Burns the Boot drive today and Saturday in Hephzibah. The money raised will help educate the public about burn awareness and prevention, support medical facilities in burn care and assist burn survivors in their recovery. For more information, call 592-4511.
ASTHMA AWARENESS: The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital will hold an Asthma Awareness Day from 3 to 6 p.m. at the hospital, 1350 Walton Way. Department officials will offer lung screenings and tests for children and adults, drawings for Augusta GreenJackets tickets and asthma-related prizes such as educational videos and peak-flow meters. The event is free. For more information, call 774-5864.
ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS: The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Medical College of Georgia Health System will offer free oral cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of the MCG Ambulatory Care Center, 1123 15th St. For more information, call 721-5493.
PHINIZY SWAMP STOMP 5K: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold its third annual Swamp Stomp 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. at the swamp, located off Doug Barnard Parkway. The cross-country course runs through the scenic park woods and wetlands. After the race, there will be Earth Day tours, exhibitions, animal demonstrations, educational workshops, refreshments and speeches by community leaders. There also will be the semi-final drawing of The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count $10,000 scholarship. The race costs $18 with a T-shirt and $9 without. Earth Day activities are free. For more information, call 828-2109.
POWERFEST 2004: Radio station WPRW (107.7FM) will host its fourth annual PowerFest at 1 p.m. at Augusta Lock and Dam, 1853 Lock and Dam Road. The event features national recording artists J-Kwon, Bone Crusher, Goody Mob, Jagged Edge, Juvenile and others. There will be carnival rides for children, a car show, soul lounge and vendors. Admission costs $4 at the gate; children age 13 and younger get in free.
GROVETOWN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The second annual Grovetown Heritage Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near City Hall. There will be a disc jockey, karaoke, music and dance performances, clowns, arts and crafts and a car show. The festival is free. For more information, call 863-1867.
CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will hold its first annual Children's Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Phillips Street, between Lucy C. Laney High School and the museum. There will be games, arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more.
SIGNS OF TROUBLE
Eye professionals recommend regular eye exams for children because many vision problems can begin with no or few obvious symptoms. Doctors cite some signs of possible eye trouble:
If you're noticing more ants than usual crawling around your home, here are some ways you can control them:
OUTSIDE: Keep bushes and limbs from touching the roofline. Ants tend to colonize below trees - any direct contact a tree or shrub has with the house is an access point to inside. Clean gutters regularly of pine straw, leaves and moisture, which makes a great area for ants to set up camp.
INSIDE: Make sure plumbing is tightly sealed so there aren't any openings between the wall and pipe. Keep scrap food cleaned up. Dishes in the sink, sugar around the coffee maker and cookie crumbs can act as large meals for an ant. Also, think twice before using ant sprays. Ants leave a chemical trail wherever they travel, and sprays destroy that trail, leaving ants to spread out in other areas. Baits may be a better option, but you might have to try several kinds, as different baits work on different ants.
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
There might be some misconceptions and fears about giving blood, but the American Red Cross offers these answers to common questions:
To ensure the safety of the blood supply, the Red Cross performs eight tests for infectious diseases on each blood donation, regardless of how many times a person has donated blood:
Source: The American Red Cross
THE EYES HAVE IT
A new study shows that antioxidant supplements, along with high levels of zinc, reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
The study, conducted by the National Eye Institute, was reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology.
More employees are working longer and harder, including managers, a survey finds.
In fact, says Robert Half International Inc., a staffing service that specializes in accounting, financing and information technology, more managers than ever believe there just isn't enough time in the work day to get everything done.
A recent survey of 150 managers and executives found that more than a third said their time on the job has gone up from five years ago. The average time spent working during the week is now 54 hours, according to the people polled.
Because of that, warned Max Messmer, the chairman and CEO at Robert Half, more executives need to step back and reassess their own needs and the demands of their jobs, lest they start suffering from burnout.