Originally created 05/05/04

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BACK IN TIME

MAY 5, 1963

Augusta detectives have placed five charges against each of five juveniles in connection with four recent break-ins and a hubcap stealing episode.

Detective F.B. Boldin said the boys, ranging in age from 12 to 14, have admitted to breaking into Davidson School on Telfair Street, Reliable Roofing on 11th Street and the King Burger on Gwinnett Street. In addition they have admitted taking a number of hubcaps from parked cars, the detectives said.

AROUND TOWN

TODAY

WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON: The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold its Women in Business luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Augusta Country Club, 2001 Gregory Lake Road. Laura Kaminer, the reigning Mrs. South Carolina, will speak on women's issues. The program provides a forum among professionals that focuses on educational and leadership opportunities for women in the workplace. Tickets cost $12 for members with reservations, $15 for members at the door and $18 for nonmembers. For more information, call 279-2323.

THURSDAY

ANTI-ABUSE TRAINING: University Hospital's Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services will hold a training session on child abuse from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital's auditorium, 1350 Walton Way. Training will include discussions on the role of the Department of Family and Children Services in child abuse cases, reaching a more unified approach to child abuse prevention and team-building. The session is free. For more information, call 774-2740.

PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:15 a.m. in Simmons Hall at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road. The theme of this year's breakfast will be Let Freedom Ring, with keynote speaker Georgia Sen. Randy Hall. Tickets cost $25 per person and $350 for a corporate table. For more information, call 722-8693.

PEEP N' EAT: Historic Augusta's Spring Peep n' Eat will be held at noon beginning at Hildebrandt's, 226 Sixth St., then proceeding to the DeLaigle House, 551 Greene St. Participants will learn about Hildebrandt's business history, established in 1879 by a German immigrant. Bring a bag lunch or order a sandwich from Hildebrandt's ahead of time. Drinks and dessert will be provided at the DeLaigle House. The event is free to Historic Augusta members and costs $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call 724-0436.

EAT THESE FACTS

A variety of factors can contribute to teen's poor eating habits these days, including peer pressure, busy lifestyles or families that rely heavily on convenience foods. Here are some of the consequences:

  • Two-thirds of all teenage girls in the United States eat abnormally; half are severely undernourished.
  • At least one American child in five is overweight.
  • About nine out of 10 young women and nearly seven out of 10 young men, ages 12 to 19, are not getting enough calcium every day.
  • About 80 percent of 10-year-old girls and 50 percent of 9-year-old girls in the United States have been on a diet.
  • Teenagers tend to avoid fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of disease-preventing pytochemicals.
  • Teen diets are generally low in vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium, iron and zinc.
  • The daily guidelines for food are 6 to 11 servings of the bread, pasta, rice and cereal group; 3 to 5 servings of vegetables; 2 to 4 servings of fruits; 2 to 3 servings of milk, yogurt or cheese; and 2 to 3 servings of the meat, poultry, fish, dry bean, egg and nut group. Oils, fats and sweets are to be used sparingly.
  • Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, wwwealthatoz.com

    COMPULSIVE CHECKLIST

    Some people can become addicted to shopping. Here's a checklist that can help you test whether you might be a compulsive shopper:

  • Do you go shopping when you've experienced a setback or disappointment or when you feel angry or scared?
  • Are your spending habits emotionally disturbing to you? Have they created chaos in your life?
  • Do your shopping habits create conflicts between you, and someone close to you such as your spouse or parents?
  • Do you buy items with your credit cards that you wouldn't buy if you had to pay with cash?
  • When you shop, do you feel a rush of euphoria mixed with feelings or anxiety?
  • Do you feel you're performing a dangerous, reckless or forbidden act when you shop?
  • Are many of your purchases seldom or never worn or used?
  • Would you feel "lost" without your credit cards?
  • Do you think about money excessively - how much you have, how much you owe, how much you wish you had - and then go out and shop again?
  • Do you spend a lot of time juggling accounts and bills to accommodate your shopping debts?
  • Source: Consumer Credit Counseling Service

    QUICK FIX

    Hard water leaves its mark in shower walls and glass shower enclosures in the form of crusty white lime deposits that sometimes seem impossible to remove.

    These formulas help:

  • Sodium carbonate is the base for many cleaners and is the primary ingredient in washing soda.
  • If a strong solution of sodium carbonate doesn't do the trick, try a squirt of liquid toilet-bowl cleaner. Bowl cleaners are strong, dangerous chemicals, so use them with eye and skin protection and plenty of ventilation.
  • When the water stains are gone, apply a coat of car wax to all the surfaces in the shower. Doing so will make cleaning a breeze the next time.