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Savannah’s a place where people don’t like to talk badly about others. At least to their faces. In most towns, publications like ours are expected to help keep the local daily paper honest, but in my experience Savannah readers are different. They generally don’t appreciate it when we bash other local media; that’s why we rarely do it despite the many, many temptations to do so. There are exceptions to every rule, however. One such exception is the lengthy puff piece about the life and times of City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney that dominated this past Sunday’s edition of the Savannah Morning News. I have good friends who work in various capacities at the Morning News, and I take no personal pleasure in pointing out their employer’s missteps. But I can’t let this one go, and I’ve heard from many people within that organization who agree with me. “From Raleigh to Savannah: City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney” is an article that ended up being very controversial despite the total and complete absence of actual controversy in the piece itself. In a sense that lack of controversy is the controversy. To be clear — and as I’ve written before — I don’t consider Small-Toney to be the central villain of this or any other episode, or even a particular villain at all. In our system, Americans are free to better themselves by finding the best employment terms possible. It’s not Small-Toney’s fault that City Council ended up throwing her crazy money, more money than her predecessor who had 15 years on the job, and more money than some city managers in much larger metropolitan areas. None of us would have turned down that kind of cash if we were in her position in this economy, and we all know it. And it’s not Small-Toney’s fault that the Mayor and City Council royally botched the hiring process and, as things spiraled out of their control, were then largely responsible for needlessly dividing the city along racial lines. The issue is with the paper’s decision to print the piece at all, and the particulars of it. There’s plenty of precedent for writing personality profiles about notable people, and

regardless of your opinion about Small-Toney, she is clearly notable. But this piece, written by a freelancer who owns her own marketing consulting firm (there’s a lengthy pitch for her company at the end of the article) seemed to cross the line from run-of-the-mill personality profile to something perilously close to paid advertising disguised as a front-page story. Advertising for the writer’s consulting business, no doubt. But advertising for the city manager as well?! A harsh question, but I’m far from the only one asking it, as evidenced by the copious comments to the story online. Some of the words there include “nauseating,” “paid spin,” “garbage,” and “propaganda.” Also, the glaringly obvious fact that the paper chose a freelancer to conduct the interview — rather than city reporter Lesley Conn, who has spearheaded the paper’s incisive coverage of the issue — makes my own editor’s antennae perk up, and not in a good way. (Indeed, it’s quite possible that the city manager simply refused to talk to Conn, given the tenor of much of her past reporting, which would make the decision to run the freelanceauthored profile even more egregious.) In the puff piece we did learn some genuinely interesting things about Small-Toney, such as the influence of athletics and music on her early life, her success as class president, and her long and devoted marriage to Leroy Toney, a former serviceman who’s now a CAT bus operator. But such a story more properly belonged in the features section, not as front-page news. To make the front page, the piece ideally should have included an attempt to seriously broach the many attendant controversies around Small-Toney’s ascension — commemorative wine glasses etched with her name, costly renovations to her office, departmental uproar, controversial hirings, firings, and lawsuits, etc.

But there was no real attempt other than a pithy reference to racial issues which included this line from Small-Toney: “It was very disheartening to think that here in Savannah there would be individuals that would see my race as opposed to seeing my abilities, skills, preparation and those things that equipped me to lead.” (One local wag says, tongue partially in cheek, that she was referring to Mayor Johnson, who repeatedly brought up the issue of race, usually out of the blue, whenever the hiring process threatened to escape his control). You could easily respond to me and the other critics by saying that the Morning News and other local publications, such as Savannah Magazine and The South Magazine, have for years published long, fawning profiles of local movers and shakers — largely white movers and shakers — and no one makes a peep. In fact, Savannahians seem to love lining up to be the subject of those long, fawning profiles, no matter how many times the same people have had virtually the same long, fawning profiles written about them previously. And you might have a point. Let’s face it: You would definitely have a point. But consider the context: There will be a new mayor and council this November. After the missteps surrounding Small-Toney’s hiring — some of her own making, many not — her continuation in the job is subject to the next council and isn’t necessarily a sure thing. The Morning News to its credit has up to this point covered the simmering city manager story in an aggressive and dutiful, if occasionally overly sensationalist, manner. At times I felt the paper’s reporting seemed a bit too eager to throw red meat to the very readers that it knew would be most enraged by anything this mayor, city council and city manager said or did. There have been times when I felt that mountains had been made out of molehills. But overall I have to say that the Morning News has done its job and done it well in covering the events, politics, and ramifications surrounding this issue. However, that they would stop on a dime a few weeks before campaign season begins and publish a puff piece about the city manager as sappy as this one, and have the gall to present it as front-page news rather than what it is — a campaign ad — is a discredit to the organization and to the fine journalists working within it. I cannot imagine that very many people at the paper are happy with the decision to publish it. cs

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Turtle tracking Looking after loggerheads on Tybee Island by Bill DeYoung |

So far in 2011, Tybee Island has been visited — always deep in the night — by nine female loggerhead sea turtles, who crawled out of the water, past the tide line, and clumsily dug a nest in the dry sand to deposit around 100 round, sticky white eggs. When they’re done, the animals turn around and make for the water as fast as they can (and at an average of 350 pounds per turtle, they don’t move all that fast). That’s a lot of little two–inch turtles that’ll hatch out in 50–60 days and wiggle their way back to the Atlantic. Compare that with the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a 21–mile stretch of beach on the east coast of Florida. During the turtles’ nesting season, from early May into late August, it’s estimated that 200 loggerheads go through this ritual every night. It’s the highest–density turtle beach in the Western Hemisphere. Two other species, the green and leatherback, also come ashore there to perform their instinctual task. Since May, more than 15,000 turtle nests have been documented in the Florida refuge. Tybee may be small, and not the preferred spot for these giant reptiles of the deep, but the island is proud of its efforts on behalf of sea turtles. “It’s been a pretty average season for Tybee,” says Tammy Smith, who coordinates the city’s sea turtle program, a joint effort of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. “Along with our nine nests, we’ve had 13 on Little Tybee. Last year, Tybee had 10. Although, statewide, it’s a really high season – we’re at just under 2,000 nests, which is much higher than last year. And so far, the highest number on record.”

Records weren’t kept, with any degree of scientific skill or certainty, prior to 1989. So historically speaking, the available info is sketchy. Smith theorizes that it may not have been a whole lot different in pre–record keeping days. The thing is, she says, “Tybee’s quite populated. We are a very developed island — us and St. Simon’s are the most developed in Georgia. We have a lot of human activity on our beach at night, all hours of the night, especially during the season. And we have a lot of lighting issues.”

Top: Salty, one year old, is being cared for at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Above: A nesting loggerhead will lay about 100 eggs.

Sea turtles seek the dark of night, and the cooler air, to conduct their extremely private business. And although low–level red lights (not visible to the turtle’s eye) were recently erected on the pier, Tybee is artificially white–lit from stem to stern. “And also,” adds Smith, “Tybee is not considered a natural beach any longer, because we have to be re–nourished every seven years. So the habitat’s changing.” That means there’s an unnatural slope from water’s edge to the tide line – something which tends to discourage a bulky animal that’s experiencing gravity for perhaps the first time in its life (once a sea turtle hatches and hits the ocean, it will never leave the water again — with the exception of the females during nesting season). Smith’s volunteers at the Tybee Sea Turtle Project walk the beach each morning at sunrise, looking for the telltale tracks made by a nesting turtle. Once they determine that a proper nest has been made (sometimes a turtle will “false crawl,” or turn around without digging and laying) they mark the nest with small, non–descript wooden stakes and a DNR sign that says, essentially, don’t get near this thing. Loggerheads, as with all sea turtle species, are considered ecologically fragile (thank you, mankind) and are federally protected. Happily, most people seem to understand that the big females, as well as the nests, eggs and the rarely–observed scurrying little guys, are off–limits. On many turtle beaches, predation from raccoons, wild hogs, armadillos and even coyotes takes its toll on eggs and hatchlings. continues on p. 10

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Mary Duncan, a spokesman for the Carr refuge in Florida, explains that a beach–lighting ban has been in effect there for many years. Even the Melbourne Beach Publix, which is across A1A from the ocean, closes early during turtle season, and douses every light. “And there are very large areas where there’s no development at all, just dunes,” she says. As of the last week in July, the breakdown for the refuge, most of which is in southern Brevard County, was this: 10,500 loggerhead, 4,000 green and 74 leatherback turtles. Duncan says the entire 21 miles is patrolled every morning by several sanctioned volunteer organizations, including students from the zoology program at the University of Central Florida.



It’s illegal to possess a sea turtle, no matter its age or size, but Georgia DNR makes several exceptions where public education and enlightenment are concerned. Since last August, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center has had a juvenile loggerhead, nicknamed Salty, in an enormous display tank. Salty was a “straggler” – he hatched normally inside a Tybee nest, but didn’t come out in the so–called “eruption” with his brothers and sisters. (In truth, it’s impossible to determine the sex of a young sea turtle, so Salty may well be a “she.”) One of Smith’s jobs is to “excavate,” five days after the babies have left, each Tybee nest. She counts the eggshells, and the bad eggs, and the number of hatchlings that, for whatever reason, didn’t leave the nest. The data goes

Clockwise from left: Amy Capello and Kristin Peney of the 4-H Center set Clover free on Aug. 4; Tybee turtle coordinator Tammy Smith on site; Capello carries her confused charge into the surf.

see a sea turtle.” In 2008, a straggler was retained, with DNR permission, by the Burton 4–H Center. “She hatched on Aug. 13,” says Amy Capello, who spent three years as one of the animal’s handlers. “And there were 13 babies left in the nest. Those were very unlucky numbers, so I didn’t want to name her Lucky.” Capello dubbed the turtle Clover. “A lot of people think the name ‘Clover’ had to do with 4–H, and I didn’t even think about that until later. But if the shoe fits ...” This summer, Clover — well–fed and kept in water that was year–round warm — reached 50 centimeters, which is the DNR limit for captive sea turtles.

straight to DNR. The rescued hatchlings are released – late at night – into the ocean. Last year, however, Smith and the Tybee Center received permission to hang on to Salty. He was barely two inches long when he arrived at the center. Now, at less than one year, he’s six times bigger. “Education,” says Smith, “is a big part of what we do with the science center and our volunteers. Any chance we get, we want to educate people about sea turtles: They’re not the ones that are crossing Highway 80, they’re really big, and they’re very protected. “It’s interesting to see what people know and don’t know. And they’re really excited when they get to actually


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At that size, there aren’t nearly as many aquatic predators that can eat them. So they get a pretty good head start. (The same thing will happen to Salty when he reaches the designated safe size.) Clover was returned to the Atlantic, with much fanfare, on Aug. 4. Attached to her shell on that hot Thursday afternoon was a satellite tracking transmitter, paid for by $5,000 in donations from the Tybee community. Capello and the 4–H Center were also able to purchase a year’s worth of satellite time. This means that anyone who’s interested can go to, click on “Track a Sea Turtle,” then “Georgia Sea Turtle Center,” and see where Clover’s oceanic travels take her. The transmitter was attached with epoxy and will eventually fall off, as the turtle grows. “The shortest time one stayed on was 19 days,” Capello says. “And the longest was over 400! So that leaves us with a lot of variability, and we just have no way to know. I’m shooting for the 400.” Perhaps 1,200 people showed to watch as Capello placed Clover at water’s edge; they cheered as the young turtle began to crawl towards the surf, then turned around, confused, and looked up at her handler. Eventually, Capello picked Clover up and carried her into the waves. And then she was gone. (On Aug. 25, the UGA Marine Extension Service Aquarium will release Eddie, its own 3–year–old loggerhead, into the wild. Eddie, too, has reached the DNR size limit, and will returned to the sands of Wassaw Island, where he — or she? — was discovered as a straggler in 2008.) CS






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Politics by Dr. Joseph J. Horton

Should a 13–year–old be able to purchase a school–shooting simulator without parents’ knowledge or consent? The Supreme Court says that freedom of speech requires that 13– year–olds have that opportunity. In a 7–2 decision, the court struck down a California law barring the sale of graphically violent video games to people under 18. I have not seen legal minds commenting on what seem to be obvious consequences of this decision. If the First Amendment requires that minors be able to purchase graphically violent video games, does this mean minors may attend R–rated movies without an adult or purchase pornography? We have longstanding traditions and laws which regulate the speech to which minors may be exposed without the consent of their parents. The research on the effects of violent video games shows that parents and society have reason to be concerned. Today, we are not talking about the games from my youth like Space Invaders or games that involved a cartoon– like image of a person falling over. We are talking about games with graphic, movie–quality images of death and dismemberment. Unlike a movie, however, which is viewed passively, game players are actively causing the scenes which unfold before them. Yes, video games are pretend. Of course, they are. Even young teenagers who play the games know they are pretend. Yet, even passively viewing pretend images affects the way people think. Television commercials are pretend. We all know they are pretend. The reason some of the most successful businesses in the world advertise is not to provide free television for us; it is because they have data showing that advertising changes consumers’ behavior. Active participation, like playing a video game, changes attitudes and behavior more efficiently than passively watching TV. Will most kids who play games that simulate school shootings live out the roles they are playing? Will most kids who play Grand Theft Auto steal cars? No. Very few kids who play violent video games will perform those acts

in real life. The changes most kids will experience as a result of playing violent video games are more subtle than mass murder, but are still quite measurable. For example, greater exposure to violent media desensitizes people to the effects of violence and aggression. What would have been abhorrent becomes not so bad or perhaps even funny. Violent video games cause users to think more violent thoughts. Typical behavioral effects from these changes in thinking might range from not being appropriately moved by images of real human suffering to being more argumentative and disrespectful. Space does not allow for a full consideration of the effects of using violent video games. I spend an entire class period in my course on child development discussing violent media. Among the well–established effects is that users of violent media are more likely to believe that crime victims deserved their fate. In addition, users of violent media have a distorted view of the world, believing life to be significantly less safe than it is. It’s true that people who are prone to aggressiveness are more likely to use violent media. It’s also true that people who use violent media become more aggressive. None of us want to believe we’ll acquire a taste for the distasteful, but if we consume enough of what began as distasteful it becomes satisfying. Make no mistake about it; video games can be a great use of free time. Research shows that kids who play video games develop better spatial skills and hand–eye coordination. They are also just plain fun. Yet the benefits do not require gruesome images. We endure a lot of ugliness to protect our right to free speech. I do not believe that restricting the sale of violent video games to people 18 and older would have strained the First Amendment. With or without laws that require adult involvement for kids to have questionable material, parents must be parents. Laws are no substitute for parental monitoring. While I find the Court’s decision disappointing, it highlights the need for parents to be proactive and willing to make tough decisions. CS Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and a researcher with The Center for Vision & Values.


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Two teenage girls attempted to escape police custody last week, and one succeeded in eluding police. An officer was transporting the two girls (both in handcuffs) to the youth detention center when one crawled out the open window of his cruiser and took off running.

One girl didn’t escape, but the other disappeared into nearby woods. Officers canvassed the woods for several hours but were unable to find her. It was a particularly hot afternoon and the officer had put the windows of the cruiser down to relieve some of the trapped heat within. However, to his surprise, one of the windows wouldn’t go back up, and when he tried to fix it, it only went down further. The escapee was being taken in for a probation violation.

• A Savannah Tech student trying to lend a hand got robbed in return. As the victim was driving away from the campus, another man ran up and asked for a ride to his house. As they neared the destination, the hitchhiker turned hijacker, pulling out a hand gun and demanding the driver’s cell phone and automobile. Later that night, the vehicle was involved in an accident at the corner of 59th and Crane, and the suspect was seen running from the scene. He made it six blocks before being taken down by a police dog. • A man got shot in the arm at 33rd and Ott Street after an argument turned violent. As of this writing, police are still seeking the shooter, Melvin Morrell, age 20. He shot Kevin Young, age 42, after an argument between Morrell’s mother and Young. It was 11:45 a.m. when the shooting took place. Young walked several blocks and was then picked up by his sister, who called police. An ambulance met them en route to the hospital to treat the gunshot wound. It wasn’t life–threatening.

• Over the course of about a week, someone stole seven statues worth $40,000 from the property of local car dealer O.C. Welch. A tip to the police sent them to South Carolina to identify some stolen property, and a canvas of recycling centers also proved fruitful. A white Chevrolet truck was seen at multiple centers delivering statues. Further investigation led them to the home of Larry Ford. As they approached, they believed some of the property was visible through Ford’s open garage door. He was charged with felony theft by taking. The investigation, however, is ongoing. • The Counter Narcotics Task Force made one of the largest heroin busts in recent history, following an investigation of Jermaine “Street Frog” Early. Unbeknownst to Early, CNT agents followed him around the county as he made several drug sales. Early was called into the Federal Probation Office

under the auspices of signing some paperwork, but was instead served with the warrants for his arrest. A search of the suspect’s home produced 40 grams of heroin, cocaine, a loaded pistol, digital scales and a large sum of cash. • Police were called when two SUVs collided at the intersection of Price and Liberty. The fire department responded to free two people who were trapped in one of the vehicles. Three people were transported to the hospital for treatment. The accident was the result of the driver headed westbound on Liberty who failed to stop at a red light, colliding with the other vehicle, which was headed southbound on Price. CS

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I live in San Francisco, and since the mid90s California has mandated minimal class sizes, based on a 20-plus-year-old study from Tennessee. I don’t know if this is the best way to either improve children’s education or save money, since there seems to be a lot of infighting on both sides of the argument. So what’s the deal—is a class size of 22 first-graders better than a class size of 26? How about 20, or 16? —Rory H. Education experts had long conjectured that young kids learn better in small classes but lacked the research to prove it. In the 1980s Tennessee governor Lamar Alexander, who would later become edu-

ment did work as designed, nobody really knew why. Stanford economist Edward Lazear hypothesized that smaller classes were less prone to disruption. If so, two obvious corollaries might be (a) kids in larger classes will learn just fine if everyone is well-behaved and (b) a cheaper way to improve achievement would be to add teachers and reduce class sizes in only the most chaotic schools. • Second, California wasn’t Tennessee. The small classes in Project STAR had on average about 15 kids compared to 22 in the regular classes, whereas the CSR initiative reduced the average California class size from 29, the highest in the nation, to 20. Sure, big reduction, but the research leading up to the Tennessee study suggested you didn’t see much benefit till class size got down to 15 or below. • Third and most important, the STAR program was just one study—the cheery outcome might have been a fluke. A reasonable approach, therefore, would have been to start out with a pilot program. But that’s not what happened. The idea seems to have been: Who needs caution? We’ve got cash—specifically, a state treasury flush with tax revenue from the 1990s tech boom. California educa-

tors launched CSR as a full-bore statewide program, ultimately hiring 23,500 additional teachers at a cost of well over a billion dollars annually.
 What happened? Let’s review. • If you want smaller classes you need more classrooms, and California schools were already full. Some districts had to shove aside other programs to make room for more primary-grade classes. Many of the poorest districts with the worst crowding couldn’t find space at all and so got no benefit from CSR. • Hiring so many teachers so fast meant standards had to be relaxed, and the professional qualifications of California teachers noticeably declined. • Impact on test results? None. One appreciates that parents clamoring for instant results don’t like waiting while the social scientists patiently try A, then B. But there’s really no other sensible way to do it. Don’t worry, though. Californians, and Americans generally, won’t make the same mistake twice. Not because we’ve learned anything, but because then we had money, and now we don’t. cs By cecil adams

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cation secretary under George H.W. Bush, decided he’d fix that. The one government type in this whole sorry story who seems to have had a clue, Alexander persuaded the legislature to pony up several million dollars for Project STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Ratio), a multiyear experiment involving roughly 6,500 kids and 330 classrooms in 80 schools throughout the state. The idea: reduce class size for some kids in grades K through 3 from 20-25 pupils to 13-17, and see if they do better on standardized tests. The consensus is they did. Reading and math scores in small classes increased nearly 10 points compared to students in regular classes. Improvement persisted after the kids moved up into regular classes, and minority kids’ numbers improved twice as much as everybody else’s. Terrific, right? That’s what educators in California thought. Concerned about lousy reading scores and crowded schools and hoping to emulate Tennessee’s success, they pushed through the Class Size Reduction (CSR) initiative in 1996. Common sense, had it been applied, might have suggested approaching CSR cautiously. Among the problems: • First, even if the Tennessee experi-


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For years, many traditional funerals in Taiwan - especially in rural areas or among working classes - have included pop singers and bikinied dancers, supposedly to entertain the ghosts that will protect the deceased in the afterlife. According to a recent documentary by anthropologist Marc Moskowitz, some of the dancers until 20 years ago were strippers who did lap dances with funeral guests, until the government made such behavior illegal. Contemporary song-and-dance shows, like the traveling Electric Flower Car, supposedly appeal to “lower” gods who help cleanse the deceased of the more mundane vices such as gambling and prostitution (compared to the “higher” gods who focus on morality and righteousness).

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• California’s state and local governments are rarely discussed these days without the pall of budget cuts looming, but apparently the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is safe because it is spending a reported $1.5 million to move a big rock in from Riverside, about 60 miles away. It’s a 340-ton boulder that the museum intends to display above a sidewalk (“Levitated Mass”). The move will require a 200-foot-long trailer with 200 tires, with one semi-tractor pulling and one pushing, at night, maximum speed 8 mph. • Tennessee State Rep. Julia Hurley apologized in July and said she would pay for the refinishing of her desk in the

taxes from them. (Marciano perhaps legislative chamber after it was revealed hoped for IRS to uncover cheating by that she had carved her initials in it his former employees and accountants, during a January session. “It was like whom he thought were stealing from one in the morning on the last day of the him. Paying higher taxes might have session,” she told WSMV-TV. “I wasn’t been worth it if the agency had made it thinking straight.” Rep. Hurley, 29, who easier for him to sue any cheaters.) has a daughter, 14, unseated a nine-term • A Singaporean army draftee caused incumbent legislator in 2010 with a cama public stir in March when he was phopaign that touted her time as a Hooters tographed by a visitor as he underwent waitress. “If I could make it at Hooters,” physical training in army fatigues she wrote in the restaurant’s magazine, “I but with his maid following behind could make it anywhere.” him carrying his backpack on • In June, the California Court of her shoulders. (Army officials Appeals threw out the three counts Won’t you told reporters the draftee had of possession of child pornography please, PLEASE since been “counsel(ed).”) for which Joseph Gerber had been let me pay the • Helping Disaster Vicconvicted, even though what GerIRS more taxes! tims: (1) In May, following ber had done was paste face shots near-record floods in fields of his own 13-year-old daughter south of Montreal, Quebec, onto ordinary pornographic farmer Martin Reid made photos. The U.S. Supreme Court sure to apply for his fishing decided in 2002 that a conviction license because he had learned for making “child pornography” rethe hard way that when his land quires actual sexual abuse. (Gerber gets flooded, he cannot remove had also been convicted of supplying the fish washed onto it unless the daughter with drugs and the he is a licensed fisherman. After court ordered Gerber re-sentenced.) flooding in 1993, Reid and his father Unclear on the Concept failed to secure a license and were fined • Georges Marciano, co-founder of the $1,000. A second offense brings a fine of clothing company Guess? Inc. and osten$100,000. (2) Two weeks after the catasibly in no trouble with IRS, nonetheless strophic April tornadoes hit Alabama demanded in 2009 that the agency audit and neighboring states, Bailey Brothers him over the previous several years. Music Co. of Birmingham offered to IRS turned him down, and he sued the help. To soothe those suffering depresagency in federal court in Washington, sion and grief from devastating property D.C., but in July, a judge rejected the losses, Bailey Brothers sponsored weekly case, declaring that federal law and the drum circles. U.S. Constitution do not give anyone a “right” to demand that IRS collect more

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• Must Be Guilty: Arrested in Woodbridge, Va., in July for burglary after being discovered by police inside the MVC Late Night adult store: U.S. Army officer Justin Dale Little Jim, 28 (who was found physically engaged with a “blow-up doll”). Little Jim’s chances for acquittal are slim under News of the Weird’s insightful theory of criminal culpability known as the “Three First Names” hypothesis. • In June in the Houston suburb of Alvin, Texas, a petite, 42-year-old Walmart customer came across three men running out of the store carrying shoplifted beer. She decided that it was up to her to take a stand because, as she said later, she was “sick of the lawlessness.” The woman (whose name, coincidentally, is Monique Lawless) chased the men, climbed onto the hood of their getaway car, even jumping up and down on it, to delay their escape. The three were eventually arrested: Sylvester Andre Thompson and his brothers Sylvester Durlentren Thompson and Sylvester Primitivo Thompson.

Recent Confusing Headlines (1) If Yogi Berra Wrote the Headline: “Woman Missing Since She Got Lost” (Chicago Sun-Times, 5-17-2011). (2) Please Explain: “Teen Dies of Shaken Baby Syndrome” (Chicago Tribune, 3-92011). “Man With Clown Nose in New Cumberland Poses No Serious Threat” (Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa., 7-32011). (3) Run for the Hills: “Return of

the Giant Carnivorous Hermaphrodite Snails” (Yahoo, 6-3-2011). (4) Not What You Think: “Showboat Casino Hotel to Become First Dog-Friendly Casino in Atlantic City” (Press of Atlantic City, 2-3-2011) (Guests’ dogs can be admitted to the floor, but dogs are still forbidden to play poker.)

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complainant, with a court refusing to relieve him of the $52,000 in back child support he owes for a “daughter” that DNA has subsequently shown is not his. Ironically, in March the Texas legislature became one of the few to allow men like Thomas to present DNA evidence in order to end court-ordered support, but the state attorney general noted that the new law covers only prospective judicial orders.

The usual furtive restroom photographer is male, but sheriff ’s deputies in Plantation, Fla., arrested Rhonda Hollander, 47, in July and charged her with several misdemeanors and a felony stemming from an episode in which she allegedly followed a man inside the men’s room at the West Regional Courthouse and snapped photos of him at a urinal. Hollander insisted she had violated no law, and indeed the charges against her were only for conduct after she was confronted by deputies (when she continued to take pictures as they led her away). Hollander is actually Judge Hollander, who works in the building as a traffic magistrate.


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Board-certified Kansas City, Mo., psychiatrist (and University of Kansas School of Medicine graduate) Dr. Donald Hinton told reporters in February (2002) that “Elvis Aron Presley, the entertainer (whom) everybody believes died in 1977,” is alive and that Hinton has been treating him for migraine headaches, among other things, for five years. Hinton, 35, said he has several items from Presley containing his DNA and has continually denied that he’s running a scam. An Elvis Presley Enterprises official was unfazed, insisting that Elvis is still “in the garden (at Graceland).” (Update: Dr. Hinton subsequently self-published a book, co-authored with Elvis, explaining their relationship, and was subsequently investigated by the Missouri Healing Arts Board, which ultimately closed the investigation without charges.) CS

Recurring Themes

Advances in DNA testing have improved society in several ways in the last two decades, especially in criminal justice, but in many states, one area remains a backwater, as News of the Weird has noted over the years: men’s obligation to pay support for children they did not father. Ray Thomas of Houston is the most recent frustrated


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At 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $5 Anyone who’s still got a healthy jones for the southern blues/rock of bands like Wet Willie or the Elvin Bishop Group needs to come and see this Florida combo. Not only is Wynn a killer lead guitarist, he has a singing voice that’s so powerful it’ll knock that old Skynyrd bandana right off your head. Seriously, the voice is a bluesy octave–leaping mother, like Jimmy Hall’s, or Mickey Thomas’ (in his pre–Starship days). There’s some Gregg Allman in there, too, but Wynn, who plays mostly original material, is a seriously cool contender in this, the year 2011. If anyone is going to jumpstart a revival of interest in this sort of purely southern soulful rock, it’s Thomas Wynn. Add to this a muscular band that includes Wynn’s sister Olivia delivering smoking, Bonnie Bramlett–esque harmony and counterpoint vocals and a mad drummer named Rion Smith. For a measly five–buck admission, you don’t want to miss this one. See

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At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. Highway 80, Bloomingdale. $20 From Asheville’s especially vibrant acoustic music scene comes a quintet that combines the simplicity of traditional bluegrass with the youthful attitude and high–energy quickstep of the progressives. Town Mountain has just released its third full–length album, Steady Operator, about which the estimable No Depression had this to say: “Deep, meaningful lyrics and powerful instrumentation to back them up ... these boys know what they’re doing. The clean, crisp licks and runs featured throughout the album showcase the talent of the gifted members of the band.” “We certainly are on the fence of traditional and progressive,” banjo player Jesse Langlais told the magazine. “We play it in the vein of traditional, but it’s progressive in the way of some of the stuff we’re doing musically. The songs we bring to the table...we’re not playing old songs. We’re doing stuff we’ve written or cover songs that we’ve selected. We ride the line.” See CS

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The Olivia Tremor Control, one of the core bands in Athens’ legendary Elephant 6 collective of forward–thinking musicians, is reuniting after more than a decade in the dark. The just–announced fall tour doesn’t (yet) include a Savannah date, but the band will play the Athens Pop Fest in mid–October. Perhaps more exciting for those vinyl heads out there is the imminent re–release, through the indie label Chunklet, the long out–of–print Olivia Tremor Control double albums Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle and Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One, each in a limited edition of 1,000. Dusk at Cubist Castle has been mastered from the original studio tapes. Each double album will include a download card, good for three hours’ worth of rare, hard–to–find or previously unreleased material, including import B–sides, live tracks, compilation–only tracks, tape loops and experimental stuff. Like so many of the Elephant 6 artists, the OTC is difficult to describe,

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Another great Athens band gets the royal treatment: Two Olivia Tremor Control double albums are to be remastered and reissued in deluxe vinyl packages.

stylistically. The music is a mixture of psychedelic pop, rock ‘n’ roll, weird instruments, electronica, exotica and experimentation. But it’s sure a real blast to listen to. And hey, some copies will be pressed on green vinyl!


California’s Omnivore Records has some rocking new titles out, including Bellybutton, the classic power pop album by Jellyfish (on translucent blue vinyl), and the band’s second one Spilt Milk (translucent purple). You can also get Leon Russell’s 1974 Live in Japan (never issued in the States), Listen to My Song: The Music City Sessions by Darondo, the “lost” Motels album Apocalypso, and the film score for Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place. Omnivore’s spring release, Big Star’s Third (Test Pressing Edition), sold out immediately. And out now (on vinyl and CD, from Capitol/IRS) is the 25th Anniversary

Edition of Lifes Rich Pageant, one of the defining records in the considerable R.E.M. canon (it came at a creative crossroads between Fables of the Reconstruction and Document, and remains this writer’s favorite R.E.M. album to this day). The double–CD set includes the remastered album and a second disc consisting of Athens–cut demo recordings. The vinyl version (pressed on 180–gram, as is the norm these days) only has the remastered album.

Pete Townshend has said, often, that Quadrophenia, the Who’s 1973 rock opera, contains some of the most significant writing he’s ever done. Pete’ll put his money where his rarely–closed mouth is when Universal issues Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Box Set on Nov. 14. It’s coming on both vinyl and CD, and here’s what’s included: A re–master of the original double album, Townshend’s previously unheard demos – including songs that didn’t make it onto the original album, an eight–track 5.1 audio DVD, a deluxe hardback book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, memorabilia and other stuff. And, naturally, there’ll be a digital download version for sale, too.

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Coming Sept. 27 is a 20th anniversary package of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Has it been 20 years already? The “Super Deluxe Edition” (limited to 10,000 copies on CD) includes ... well, here’s what the press release says: “The original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B–sides, and the first full official release of the pre–Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios. Plus boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience ”Smells Like Teen Spirit,“ ”Come As You Are,“ ”On A Plain” and others taking shape. “The Super Deluxe also offers an altogether new perspective on the finished Nevermind album exclusive to this format in the form of the Devonshire Mixes: the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace. “Rounding out the Super Deluxe are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings, and the Paramount Theatre (Seattle) show from Halloween 1991,

U2’s Achtung Baby is getting the 20th anniversary treatment as well, come Halloween. Here’s what’s housed in the Uber Deluxe Box Set, encompassing six discs: The original, recorded–in–Berlin Achtung Baby album (remastered); the follow–up album Zooropa; B–sides and re–workings of previously unheard material recorded during the Achtung sessions; four DVDs including From The Sky Down, a documentary by Davis Guggenheim; the band’s Zoo TV, all the videos from Achtung Baby and more. Get out your checkbooks, baby, schnell! Because the “magnetic puzzle tiled box” also has five clear vinyl 7– inch singles in their original sleeves, 16 art prints taken from the original album sleeve, an 84–page hardback book, a copy of Propaganda magazine, four badges, a sticker sheet, and a pair of Bono’s (frankly pretentious) “The Fly” sunglasses. Like the Nirvana package, there’s also to be a 2–CD set, more modestly set up and priced, with just the remastered album and some rarities. Of course, the Vinyl Box Set is a limited release containing four LPs, two of which are pressed on translucent blue vinyl, containing remixes and B–sides. The box includes a 16–page booklet. CS

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The Distillery’s mouth-watering Bourbon burger

Chef Matt Kubiak and the team from The Distillery have been carefully re–crafting their menu for several months. The project is complete, and I stopped in last week to sample some new items. Several favorites remained – like Stout Chili, the Big Mike and Little Mike burgers, the bar’s awesome and authentic Maryland crab cakes and the porcine rib inspired Hog Hammer. I don’t know what part of the pig it comes from – but it’s darned good with a cold IPA! The revisited menu brings on some additional salads and light sandwiches – and adds significantly to the gourmet burger list. A Greek–inspired Feta cheese topped burger joins the line up and I sampled the Bourbon burger. The specialty burgers come as 1/4 or 3/4 pounders; I chose the smaller size which proved plenty. The burger is cooked to order, topped with Bourbon glazed mushrooms and a melted layer of Provolone cheese. It is a good combination of flavors and the bourbon adds character – not overpowering whiskey flavor. I added an optional

side – IPA battered onion rings – which have to count among the best in the city. They are served with spicy Remoulade sauce, which adds tang and creaminess to the onions’ crunchy batter. Another new addition to both the appetizer and main dish menus is alligator bites. Now, fans of wild game have no doubt had a skirmish or two with ’gator. It’s usually rubbery, hard to chew nuggets that, well, taste like chicken. Chef Matt tenderizes his ’gator bits then gives ’em a nice, mildly spicy batter. The result is an easy to eat basket of alligator tidbits that are easy to chew, meld gaminess with spice and are a welcome addition to the menu. These are great with any number of beer varieties – I would tend to go malty rather than hoppy – you taste and judge for yourself! With 21 taps, more than 99 bottled or canned beers and a penchant for showing Three Stooges movies on the bar’s many flat screens, The Distillery continues to be a popular watering hole for locals – and a gem that visitors to Savannah love to discover. Its dedication to craft beer – no Budweiser, Coors, Miller or other big domestic beer houses are served here – positions it among the Southeast’s leading craft beer destinations. CS 416 W. Liberty St./236–1772

Bold new beers from Crown Valley Among new breweries attending the 2011 Savannah Craft Brew Fest will be Crown Valley Brewing Co. of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. You might remember Ste. Genevieve from the stories about last year’s flooding in the St. Louis area. When it’s not under water, Ste. Genevieve is a beautiful, rural community with a rich history. Crown Valley came into being as a winery. In fact, it’s the premier winery in Missouri, a beautiful, rolling property with a large and elegant tasting facility. Wines are produced from native grapes like Norton, as well as from more traditional varietals like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec – imported from grape growing regions of California. With lots of acreage and an eye on opportunity, the Crown Valley folks soon added beer production to their repertoire. I recently tasted several of the brewery’s products and found these to be of special interest. For me, great beer is about character. Crown Valley Big Bison Ale packs plenty of character – and plenty of flavor – into a 12–oz. bottle. This is Crown Valley’s take on Belgian–style Dubbel, full–bodied and rich with notes of raisin and plum. This beer style has roots in a variation of Trappist witbiers of the 1830s – and has evolved into a beer with a rich, malty backbone, slight hops bitterness and a long, sweet finish. More great character comes from Crown Valley’s Black Cabin Smoked Ale. Again, this is a beer style with roots in the Old World – Germany’s Rauchbiers – and a decidedly heavy footprint in the modern world of craft beer. The flavorful, smoky undertones of this beer are enhanced by chocolate and smoked malt sweetness. India Pale Ales are among beer drinkers’ favorite styles. Again, the roots of IPA run back in time – to the era of British colonization of India. Beer – an essential commodity for British nationals in India – spoiled on the long sail around the Horn of Africa. Brew masters discovered that adding additional hops acted as a preservative and added refreshing citrus notes to the beer. Crown Valley Wooden Nickel IPA continues the heritage, although the trip from Ste. Genevieve is a far less perilous journey for the beer. This IPA – at an easy to handle 5.6 ABV – pours a dark honey brown color. The full–bodied beer incorporates a trio of hops to enhance this beer’s citrus and floral bitterness. This year’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest Grand Tasting, Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, features more than 150 beers from more than 50 American craft brewers. The International Experience, planned for Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, will showcase 43 beers from around the world, accompanied by matching ethnic cuisine and live entertainment. For full details, ticketing information, a variety of related events and more, go online to CS

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After a summer that included impressive (and impressively large) productions of Cabaret and The Wizard of Oz, could our area’s theater season possibly get even better between September and the end of the year? We’ll know soon enough. Far from the raggedy, disconnected community that limped through a show or two at the tail end of 2009, Savannah’s amateur theater groups rallied in 2010, and came back swinging with one cohesive production after another. Ladies and gentleman, we have a season! Last week, director Tom Coleman and his Savannah Community Theatre were at Muse Arts Warehouse with a “staged reading” of an in–progress version of the musical Hands of the Spirit. These open–to–the–public workshops were for Coleman, and playwright Mary Padgelek, to get a reaction to the things that work (and those that don’t) in the script. Based on Padgelek’s award–winning book In the Hands of the Spirit: The Visionary Work of J.B. Murray, the

musical tells the true–life tale of an illiterate Georgian farm worker who, moved by the spirit of God, began to paint – and became one of the South’s most acclaimed artists. Featuring a large cast of actors and gospel vocalists, Hands of the Spirit was first performed in 2004 at the Lyndon House theater in Athens. Coleman, Padgelek and company will take the information from the audience response cards, tweak the show and keep working on it. The full production of Hands of the Spirit is scheduled for Dec. 9–11 in the Trustees Theater. Both the Savannah Children’s Theatre and AWOL (all Walks of Life) have auditions planned for their early 2012 shows. The former (Suessical the Musical) will audition (children and adults) in mid–October. AWOL auditions (for the annual hip hop Shakespeare adapta-

tion) are held in September. The Tybee Arts Performing Society and independent director Jim Holt have projects in the works that they’re not quite ready to talk about, and the performing arts department at SCAD won’t release their play schedule for a couple of weeks. And who knows what’ll pop up from some other creative brain between now and the New Year? That anticipation is one of the things that keeps the fire going for theater aficionados. In the meantime, this is the stuff that’s already etched in stone: Simon Says. The Masquers of Armstrong Atlantic State University offer up reprise performances of their summertime Neil Simon fest, with The Odd Couple (Female Version) Aug. 25, The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Aug. 26) and Barefoot in the Park (Aug. 27). Each show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Jenkins Hall. 12 Angry Pigs. The youth ensemble of Savannah’s Performing Arts Collective (PAC) with a 10-minute short play, Aug. 26 and 27 at Muse Arts Warehouse. Wade Bradford’s comedy is a spoof on Reginald Rose’s courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Travis Harold Coles is directing this updated version of Moises Kaufman’s dramatic setting of real–life words and events. In 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was tortured and murdered in one of the country’s most appalling contemporary hate crimes. The Laramie Project was written around interviews, conducted not long after the murder, of townspeople and those who knew Shepard and the perpetrators. The play was revised in 2008 to include interviews with Shepard’s mother, and the killers themselves. Sept. 16–25 at Bay Street Theatre. The Bald Soprano. The theater students of Savannah State University bring Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece to the stage Sept. 15–17. Angels in America. Director David Poole and the Collective Face take on Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize–winning, three–hour epic about gays, AIDS and emotional dislocation in mid 1980s New York. This is Part One: Millenium Approaches (the second part takes another three hours!) Begins Sept. 16 and runs for three weekends, with no matinees because of the length, at Muse Arts Warehouse.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing–Along Blog. The Odd Lot comedy troupe returns with its 2011 live–action interpretation of musician Joss Whedon’s off–kilter superhero musical, Oct. 6–15 at Muse Arts Warehouse. Two Rooms. A black box production of the dark psychodrama by Lee Blessing, winner of the Pulitzer and the Tony for A Walk in the Woods. By the AASU Masquers, Oct. 13–16 in Jenkins Hall’s smaller room. Two Rooms was Time magazine’s Best Play of 1988. The Rocky Horror Show. October wouldn’t be the same without Bay Street Theatre’s poly–hued production of the classic camp musical. Christopher Blair, who’s played Dr. Frank N. Furter for the last two years, is directing this time. Every Rocky role - including the good doctor - is available at the auditions, from 6–9 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19, at Bay Street Theatre in Club One. The show runs Oct. 21–30. The Drowsy Chaperone. This wacky musical comedy concerning Jazz Age showgirl Janet van de Graff and her friends in the Broadway extravaganza Feldzeig’s Follies won a pair of Tonys in 2006. It’s the AASU Masquers’ big fall production, running Oct. 27–Nov. 6 in Jenkins Hall. Frankenstein. David Poole directs R.N. Sandberg’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s immortal horror novel, Nov. 3-6 at Savannah State University. Side By Side By Sondheim. You always get something sweet when the thespian troupe at Asbury Memorial Church does a musical (the spring’s production of The Mikado was both musically and visually impressive). They’re putting up this classic Stephen Sondheim revue Nov. 4–13, with Ray Ellis and Cheri Hester directing. Auditions are at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 that’s this week! - at the church. Vanities. Last one in 2011 for the Masquers of AASU is the comedy– drama by Jack Heifner centered on the lifelong friendship of three Texas cheerleaders. It’ll run Nov. 17–20 in the Jenkins Hall black box. CS

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Betsy Cain: In Situ — Savannah painter Cain’s first solo show at the Jepson looks at “how a place inhabits you over time. A personal excavation of meanings.” Show runs Aug 6-Dec 4. Members’ reception Sept. 1. Artist’s lecture Sept. 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands — Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter.” Show runs through Dec. 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Christina Bray Solo Exhibit — The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents selected works by guest artist Christina Bray. Runs through September 9. Reception: August 31 at noon. AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St.

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book Making — Over 100 artists’ miniature books from eight countries in this traveling exhibition from University of Akron. SCAD’s Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St. Paintings by Jeff Zeigler — Works by Savannah-based painter and illustrator will exhibit at The Sentient Bean during August. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Perceptions of Whiteness — New works by the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Portraits to Pixels — The exhibit celebrates the Telfair’s 125th anniversary; includes selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Thru Aug. 19. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Saturday Life Drawing at the Wormhole — Life drawing, painting or sculpting in a private, professional & creative atmosphere. Different models each week. The Wormhole is open only to artists during these

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WETA–created and PETA–approved, Rise of the Planet of the Apes stands at the center of a campaign that boasts about how the film employed the Oscar–winning team behind Avatar and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to invent its photorealistic primates. Others have been prone to highlight the “realistic” part; I tend to accentuate the “photo” portion. In this prequel to (I guess) Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes – certainly not a prequel to the classic 1968 original, which numbered 1971’s Escape from the Planet of the Apes (similar in some ways to Rise) among its sequels – kindly scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) ends up “adopting” a baby chimp that’s been made super–smart by a drug initially created by Will to combat Alzheimer’s in humans (including his own dad, played by John Lithgow). Named Caesar, the chimp goes from cuddly infant to questioning teen to, finally, betrayed and embittered adult. Along the way, Caesar crosses paths with a vicious zookeeper (Tom “Draco Malfoy” Felton, playing the anti–Kevin James), Will finds love with a vet (Freida Pinto) who’s his match in dullness, and Caesar engages in risible sign–

language conversations with an orangutan (suddenly, I had a real hankering for Every Which Way But Loose). Created by Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital outfit and “played” by Andy Serkis, Caesar is a CGI triumph, although there’s still an artificiality about the look that keeps the figure at a distance (personally, I found Serkis’s “performance” as the title character in Jackson’s King Kong remake to be more effective). Still, the film proves to be a reasonably entertaining experience, culminating in an all–out battle between apes and humans on the Golden Gate Bridge. But for all of its technical prowess, the picture never stirs the soul like the ’68 model, which dovetailed its allusions to real–life civil unease with its muscular handling of a surefire sci–fi hook. When the original’s Charlton Heston bellows, “Take your stinking

THE CHANGE–UP Hollywood’s latest men–will–be– boys bit of buffoonery, The Change–Up opens with a baby projectile–pooping straight into his father’s mouth. It’s a sensation that won’t be entirely unfamiliar to audiences members who subject themselves to this cinematic cesspool’s frontal assault. Part of a subgenre that seems to be growing more witless as it grows more raunchy, this “man–child” feature also brings back that popular 1980s staple: the body switch comedy. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds respectively portray workaholic family man Dave and slacker pothead Mitch, who drunkenly wish they had each other’s lives while urinating into a magic fountain (stay with me, people). Waking up the next morning occupying the other’s body, Dave and Mitch desperately try to reverse the situation. But first, they must spend a few days as the other fellow, meaning that the uptight Dave has to perform Mitch’s duties in a softcore porn flick while the irresponsible Mitch has to dole parental advice to Dave’s oldest daughter (Sydney Rouviere) and share the matrimonial bed with Dave’s wife Jamie (Leslie Mann). A chaotic scene in which Mitch fails to properly supervise Dave’s twin infants, resulting in near–accidents with a blender and an electrical outlet,

will infuriate many adults, but truth be told, it’s about the only gag that’s even remotely fresh in this stale endeavor (if anything, it reminded me of Baby Herman’s dangerous exploits in those Roger Rabbit cartoons). The rest is the usual mix of anus–and–penis–fixated gags, ritual female humiliation (Mann, as usual, deserves far better), and insincere, late–inning attempts to show us that all of these wacky shenanigans turned Dave and Mitch into better people. I’m more likely to believe that Rick Santorum will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.



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age to outshine their more seasoned co–stars: Woody Harrelson is scarcely believable as a gay sports editor who suggests to Dylan that they “troll for cock” together, while Patricia Clarkson and Richard Jenkins figure in ungainly subplots as, respectively, Jamie’s hippie mom and Dylan’s Alzheimer’s–afflicted dad. Helmer Will Gluck (Easy A) and his co–writers originally feign in the direction of mocking formulaic romantic comedies, but by the end, they’ve surrendered to the genre’s worst impulses. So while I agree with Kunis’s character that Katherine Heigl rom–coms are awful, I also think a film needs to be a lot better than Friends with Benefits if it wants to engage in the activity of bashing rival multiplex fillers.

Cowboys & Aliens Paul Dano, the twitchy oddball from Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood, plays the son of stalwart Harrison Ford in Cowboys & Aliens, and the collective thought grasping moviegoers nationwide will be that Shia LaBeouf suddenly doesn’t seem that implausible as Indiana Jones’s offspring. That’s not meant to be taken as a criticism of this new picture – it’s merely an observation, the sort that increasingly pops up to distract audiences from the fact that there’s not much of interest going on during the second half of this hybrid of two genres beloved by Old Hollywood (Westerns) and New Hollywood (science fiction). Cowboys & Aliens boasts a high–concept hook (and moniker) so obvious and promising that it’s amazing this angle wasn’t first tackled at least 30 years ago. Instead, this is based on a graphic novel that was released five years ago,

and even at that, director Jon Favreau and his army of writers (six receive official credit; who knows how many toiled anonymously on various drafts) elected to toss out almost everything except the bare bones premise of, yes, cowboys and aliens mixing it up. The movie works best toward the beginning, before potential gives way to actual execution. In the rocky New Mexico Territory of 1875, Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes up with no memory of his identity or what led him to this spot; all he knows is that there’s an unusual metallic contraption wrapped around his left wrist. He stumbles into a nearby town, where he witnesses young whippersnapper Percy Dolarhyde (Dano) bullying the meek citizens, especially saloon owner Doc (Sam Rockwell). A mysterious beauty named Ella (Olivia Wilde in what would doubtless have been the Megan Fox role had the latter not professionally imploded) hangs around, Percy’s powerful pop Woodrow Dolarhyde (Ford) shows up to bellow at the townspeople, and before you know it, all of these oater conventions are blasted to smithereens around the same time the aliens show up and start blasting the town and snatching up its citizenry. As Jake leads a small band to rescue those who’ve been nabbed, he starts to piece together exactly what had happened to him – and works on figuring out a way to defeat these otherworldly assailants. Any movie teaming James Bond with Han Solo certainly sounds like a can’t– miss, and the two stars ably fill their roles: Ford especially looks so natural in cowboy garb that it’s a shame the Western genre was largely kaput during his glory years. But the picture rarely finds imaginative ways to merge its disparate trappings – this past spring’s animated yarn

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Rango did a far superior job of placing fantastical characters in a Western setting – and it soon settles into a deadening, repetitive pattern of one protagonist about to be offed by an alien before being saved at the last millisecond by another of the heroes. By the time Jake and company are tangling with e.t.’s in cavernous surroundings (in scenes eerily similar to those in the more accomplished Super 8), it’s apparent that the picture’s army of authors have elected to merely plug in conventional story devices that would have worked just as well in movies named Cops & Barracudas or Doctors & Hornets or even Accountants & Amoebas.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE Just how likable is the new romantic comedy with the ungainly title of Crazy, Stupid, Love? Likable enough that it survives not one but two absurd narrative coincidences that would cripple a lesser film. That’s some pretty powerful mojo at work there, my friends. The secret to the film’s success starts with its blue–chip cast, the summer’s finest gathering of thespians with the possible exception of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Steve Carell, whose ability to tap into wells of deep–seated emotion elevates him above most of the current comedic pack, plays Cal Weaver, a typical suburban schlub; Julianne Moore, the real star of The Kids Are All Right (sorry, Annette), plays Emily Weaver, who suddenly announces to her husband that she wants a divorce. Rocked right down to his rumpled pants and designer sneakers, Cal spends his post–breakup period wallowing in nightly pity parties at a stylish bar. His caterwauling attracts the attention of uber–stud Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who elects to take Cal under his wing

and teach him how to be a successful ladies’ man. Before long, Cal is reborn as a swinging single, but the resultant meaningless sex can’t conceal the fact that all he really wants is his wife back in his arms. For his part, Jacob finally meets a woman – Emma Stone’s aspiring attorney Hannah – who stirs his heart as much as his libido. That right there is enough plot to pack a running time (in fact, it once was; see the similarly themed Hitch), but writer Dan Fogelman clearly had taken his vitamins before cranking this one out. There’s also the major story thread focusing on the pursuit of a 17– year–old high school beauty (Analeigh Tipton) by the Weavers’ 13–year–son (Jonah Bobo). And let’s not forget the single Cal’s romp with a spirited bar pickup (Marisa Tomei), or the continuing presence of Emily’s marital fling, David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon). That’s a lot of material for one film and, not surprisingly, there are some casualties: I would have liked to have seen much more of the relationship between Jacob and Hannah, especially given the bright chemistry between Gosling and Stone. To help himself make all of these competing plotlines somewhat manageable, Fogelman takes some shortcuts by tossing in the aforementioned pair of whopping coincidences. The first is minor and easily dismissed, but the second affects the entire film and, worse, is revealed in a silly sequence that culminates in an over–the–top physical brawl. Fortunately, the actors continue to shine, the movie’s hard–won truths are articulated in an unlikely but effective denouement, and all is forgiven.

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its politics (not hard when the villains are Nazis) and everything is presented in strictly black and white – or, if you prefer, red, white and blue – terms, resulting in solid matinee fodder. Chris Evans, in his second tour of duty for Marvel (having essayed the part of the Human Torch in two terrible Fantastic Four flicks), stars as Steve Rogers, a scrawny kid whose 4F status repeatedly prevents him from being able to enlist in the army during World War II. But responding to the youth’s inner decency rather than his outward lack of muscles, a kindly scientist (Stanley Tucci) decides that he would make the perfect test subject for a serum expected to create the ultimate

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the technique for which The Curious Case of Benjamin Button managed to grab a Visual Effects Oscar. Aside from the effects, the movie generally takes a decidedly more low– key approach, heavy on earthy tones and even making Cap’s garb less flamboyant than in the comic book. This sense of playing it close to the nostalgic vest even applies to the performances, with Evans sweetly sincere, co–star Hayley Atwell (as Peggy Carter) as brassy and buxom as any 1940s actress, and even Weaving delivering the majority of his lines in a low rumble (by comparison, imagine the aural assault if, say, Al Pacino had been cast as the Red Skull). CS


superhero burnout might want to stand up and salute Captain America, which doesn’t match the excellence of X–Men: First–Class but ranks ahead of fellow summer stablemates Thor and Green Lantern. I’ve long held a soft spot for 1991’s The Rocketeer and 2004’s Hidalgo, two box office underachievers that refreshingly stripped away the modern era’s automatic coat of cynicism and instead delivered old–fashioned thrills with no trace of irony or condescension. Both films were helmed by Joe Johnston, and coming off the disastrous monster muddle The Wolfman, he’s thankfully back in his gee–whiz element here. Captain America has a purity about


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center, Chair, at 912233-9696 or For daily updates, join our Facebook page (Chatham Democrats Georgia) and visit our web site: Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah

Rally to Support Israel

Keynote by Pastor Victor Styrsky, Eastern Regional Director of Christians United for Israel. Sponsored by Coastal Georgians Stand With Israel, a newly formed Jewish/Christian organization. Free admission. Wed. Aug. 24, 6:30pm. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 308-3020.

Savannah Tea Party

meets the first Monday (excluding Holidays) of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the SRP offices located at 11 East 73rd Street. All persons interested in America’s Future are invited. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 for additional info.

Savannah/Chatham County Unified Zoning Ordinance Open House

Metropolitan Planning Commission is hosting weekly sessions to discuss with the public the proposed rewrite of the zoning code. Every Monday in August from 5-6:30pm at the MPC office, Arthur Mendonsa Room, 112 E. State Street. Metropolitan Planning Commission, 112 E. State St. ,

Benefits Benefit Run: Flying Fortress 5K

Sat. Nov. 12, 8:30am. The second annual run benefits the restoration of the historic B-17 airplane, the “City of Savannah” at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Fee: $20-$30. Register at

Challenge Grant to restore W.W. Law House

Historic Savannah Foundation has issued a $5,000 challenge grant to the W.W. Law Foundation to restore the historic W.W. Law House, the home of the late Savannah Civil Rights leader. If the W.W. Law Foundation raises $5,000 by September 1, HSF will donate $5,000 toward the restoration. To donate to the house fund, call 912-234-1250 or visit www.

Flying Fortress 5k

The annual run/walk event will take place November 12, 2011 with proceeds helping restore the museum’s B-17 bomber, The City of Savannah. Early Registration is now available at a discounted rate of $20 for those who register by August 31st. Register at

Golf Tournament for the Wounded Warrior Project

Spine & Sport hosts this benefit tournament Sept. 23 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Information: 912-713-0777.

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and toilet paper. Please visit www. for directions.

Kayak for a Kure

Saturday, August 13, 9am. $50, includes entry, BBQ lunch and drinks, live music and a goody bag. The 3-mile paddle begins at Butterbean Beach and ends at the UGA Marine Extension Service Aquarium. Event starts at 10:00am. The

paddle is suitable for beginners and experts. Register online by going to or by calling Suzanne Willis at 912-353-8110, ext. 3093

Midnight Garden Ride

Fundraiser for the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Join hundreds of your friends in turning the night streets of Savannah into a wave of blinking lights, music, and pedal powered fun on the third annual Midnight Garden Ride, Sat. Sept. 3 @ 8pm. Free concert @ 9pm by Ben Sollee. Register at www.midnightgardenride. com

Pirate Themed Bahama Bash for The Ossabaw Island Foundation

Ahoy Maties! Moon River Brewing Company’s annual Bahama Bash is also a fundraiser for the Ossabaw Island Foundation. $1 per every Moon River beer sold will go to the nonprofit. Sat. Aug. 27, all day. @ Moon River Brewing, 21 W. Bay St. Info: 912-447-0943

Run for Jane 5k

A unique 5k run/walk at Fort Pulaski honoring Dr. Jane Philbrick and her struggle with Leukemia. Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Registeration before Aug. 1 is $28, $32 afterward, and $35 on race day. Visit or Fleet Feet Sports.

School Supplies Drive

Aug. 1-19, sponsored by Chatham Area Transit (CAT). School supplies will be collected on all CAT vehicles and at CAT’s administrative offices, 900 East Gwinnett St. and 124 Bull St. The collected supplies will be donated to CAT’s education partners in Savannah’s public schools. Info: 912-629-3924 or vragland@

School Supplies Drive Sponsored by CAT

Through Aug. 19, Chatham Area Transit (CAT) is collecting school supplies for students in the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. Donate supplies on any CAT vehicle and at CAT’s administrative offices, 900 East Gwinnett Street and 124 Bull Street. The collected supplies will be donated to CAT’s education partners who work with the public school system. Informa-

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Call for Entries 48 Hour Film Project in Savannah

Make a movie in two days in this wild and wooly short film competition. Fri Aug 12-Sun Aug 14. Winning film competes with 48HFP city winners from around the world. Team entry fee: $160 thru Tues Aug 2, $175 until day of contest. Register at savannah.


Fall auditions for Armstrong’s Masquers theatre troupe and for various music ensembles including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, choirs, and orchestra. Call 912-344-2556 during normal business hours to schedule an audition. Theater auditions: August 22-24. Youth Orchestra auditions: August 27.

Auditions for “Side by Side by Sondheim”

Try out for Asbury Memorial Theatre’s November musical production. Auditions Aug. 15 & 16 at 7pm at Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 E. Henry St. @ Waters Ave. Contact Ray Ellis at 912-844-1840 or for audition singing requirements. Asbury Memorial UMC,

Call for artists

The Cultural Affairs’ S.P.A.C.E. gallery is seeking proposals for exhibits in 2012. All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibition. Deadline for submissions is September 9, 4 p.m. Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga. gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Call for artists

The gallery at Hospice Savannah is holding its 3rd annual 5x7 art show in September and October. They are looking for artists interested in submitting work. For more info, contact Beth Logan: 912-629-1043 or email blogan@

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Citizens Police Academy

A 13-week program designed to allow residents to informally interact with the members of the police department and the local criminal justice system. Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Police Department Squad Room, 201 Habersham Street. The next class starts Thursday, Sept. 15. Registration is $10. Application deadline is Sept 9. www.scmpd. org or 912-651-2246.

CommuniTREES: Grants Available for Tree Planting

The Savannah Tree Foundation is granting funds to non-profits, neighborhood associations and other organizations for planting up to 10 trees on property that is held in trust for public use. Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 winter planting season. Call 912-233-8733 or

StartUp Lounge 2011 Applications

Second annual matchmaking session for entrepreneurs and investors is sponsored by The Creative Coast Initiative and Georgia Tech. Got an idea but no money? Got money to invest but no good ideas? Apply to participate in StartUp Lounge. Application deadline is Sept. 1 for the Sept. 15 event. Free to apply. Information: 912-447-8457.

Volunteers for Rape Crisis Center

Support victims through our 24-hour crisis line and hospital response. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 912-233-3000 or for an application. Training dates are September 7th & 8th (6pm9pm), 10th (8:30am-4pm) & 12th through 14th (6pm-9pm each night). We ask that you attend all sessions. All applicants must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check.

Youth Songwriting Competition

Savannah Folk Music Festival Seeks Entries for 6th Annual Youth Songwriting Competition. Deadline Sept. 1. $1000 in prizes to top three entries. Winner invited to perform his/ her composition at the Savannah Folk Music Festival Oct. 9 in Forsyth Park. Must be under age 20 to enter. Contest guidelines at www. or 912-302-7276.

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Seeking artwork inspired by our feline friends, feral or otherwise, for The Cat Show, opening Aug 27 at DeSoto Row Gallery. Make/find/alter some cat art, take cat pictures-whatever you do! and do it for the cats! E-mail for submissions or questions.

Aikido Center

Traditional Japanese martial arts downtown on the corner of Broughton and whitaker. Class times: Mon thru Thurs at 6:30 pm; Sat at 11:00 am. Please come by at the beginning of any class for more info. Dues: $40 per month for all classes!


Art Camp for Kids


Cat-Inspired Art Submissions

Summer Art Camp at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Introduction to painting, ceramics, metalwork, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate groups. Fees include all materials. One week sessions: Aug 8-12 full day. ages 6-12; Aug 15-19 half day, ages 4-6. Info: 912-651-6783, or

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056.

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah http://www.

BizCamp for Middle- and High-School Students

Students learn to turn great ideas into successful businesses. Mon. Aug. 8-Fri, Aug. 12. 12:30-3:30pm. Moses Jackson Advancement Ctr., 1410-B Richards St. Students will present business plans at a community forum, for judging by a panel of business, government and educational leaders, Fri, Aug. 12, 1pm. Sponsored by Savannah State Univ. and City of Savannah. Info: 912-525-2166 or roisea@

Boater Safety Classes

SCMPD hosts a series of certified safety classes. Does not include on the water instruction. Participants may qualify for insurance discounts. Must be at least 12 years old. April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. For info or to register, call 912-921-5451. Free and open to the public.

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit

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Classical Night

On The Town Win 2 pairs of season tickets to the Savannah Philharmonic, along with an upscale dinner for two at 1790 Inn & Restaurant. Our online scavenger hunt begins 8.17.11 and concludes at midnight on 9.04.11…stay tuned for details & look for weekly clues on, Twitter, Facebook, and in print. Piece all clues together from the issue of 8.17, 8.24, & 8.31 for a chance to win. *Winner will be drawn at random. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Employees of Connect Savannah and advertisers are not eligible to enter. Winner will be notified by email.




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Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.

Sign up for classes beginning Sept 12. Art on the Park studio near Daffin Park. Weekly classes focus in fine arts. Private classes also available ages 3-18. Instructor Torrey Kist has a professional educational background & Masters in Fine Arts. 6 to 8 week classes as well as portfolio development for middle & high school students offered year round. Email tskart@ Art on the Park Studio,

Family Law Workshop

A 2-hour course for those representing themselves in a family legal action. 1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm. The fee is $20 and provides forms and assistance in the filing of divorce, child custody modifications, legitimations or contempt legal actions. Preregistration is recommended. For info: www. or call 912-465-6686.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. Savannah

Feldenkrais Method Classes

Tuesdays 10-11am beginning Aug 9. Improve physical development and body awareness through guided, gentle and subtle movements. Benefits include increased flexibility and endurance, pain reduction, improved athletic perfor-

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Guitar, Bass & Double Bass Lessons

New to the area teacher with 10+ years experience has available openings for all beginner/ intermediate students. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Call 401-255-6921 to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson!

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-2324232 x115 or

Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-6593071 for more information.

Learn to Draw

Private and group drawing lessons by Artist and former SCAD Professor Karen Bradley. Call for details. 912-507-7138.

Life Drawing Sessions

Every Wednesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm, at The Butcher- 19 East Bay between Bull and Drayton. $10 admission.


Mindfulness Meditation Class

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:008:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). www. or 912-429-7264.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music

A small privately owned studio offering: Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes WWW.MSAMYSCHOOLOFMUSIC. COM

Music Lessons

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, bass, voice, violin, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, brass, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or Savannah Musicians Institute, 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ,

New Horizons Adult Band Program

A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info.

ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore

1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two internet-ready computers.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 6523582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah answers on page 37

“Kaidoku” Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!!!

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579. e-mail or visit www.savannahlatina. com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training

Sept. 26-30 in Savannah. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners respond at the request of local Law Enforcement agencies to perform exams on sexual assault victims. Training is 40 hours with a 40 hour preceptorship to follow. $200 (may be reimbursable). If you are an RN with 2 or more years of experience and want to volunteer your time, please call the Rape Crisis Center at 912-233-3000.

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

A class teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Henry St @ E Broad, Mon/Tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. Call 786-247-9923,,

Stand Up Paddleboarding

East Coast Paddleboarding offers paddleboard lessons, rentals, tours and sales, as well as a summer camp program for kids. It’s fun, a great way get out on the water and to stay fit. No experience necessary. or 781-267-1810

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms.

Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit

Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info.

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join likeminded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso. Email, Kathleen Thomas: for more info.

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. For more info: www.

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Every Wed. 5:00PM at My House Consignments & More, 206 W. Broughton St. No fees. Wanna learn? We love to show what we know. Many different levels get together in the store. Talk, knit, share have fun! Call 912-236-4111

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ or visit Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit or call 912-353-3148 for more info

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@ or visit www.savannahadventureclub. com

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 for more info.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

Savannah Guardian Angels

Come meet the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels on the 1st Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Elite Martial Arts in Pooler,GA. Free snacks and drinks and info on the Guardian Angels. For more

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Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www. Jaycee Building, Savannah Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-328-3170 or visit

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http://www.

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Writers Group

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. For location and details, visit

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email Savannah Mall,

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit www.


Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free Spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first Monday of each month at 1pm. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514

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Tarde en Espanol

Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566.

The 13th Colony Patriots

A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. or call 912-5965267. A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207 E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger,

Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. For more info visit the VNA website at:

African Dance & Drum

2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Argentine Tango

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323.

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. Savannah

Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm, www.ayoluwa. org Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-2323549 or email for more information.

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_ Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

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Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.

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Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@

Adult beginner ballet & barre fusion

NO experience necessary! Adult beginner ballet: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm. Barre fusion: Fun, energizing dance-based class combining Ballet Barre, resistance bands, Pilates Mat and music! Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm; Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn Ext, Savannah or 912-925-0903

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads ,

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-596-0889 or www.

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www. For info: or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

Ceili Club

Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email

Dance Classes

The Ballet School is offering dance classes from Creative Movement thru Pre Professional level for Ballet, Character Classes, Adult Ballet, Modern, ZUMBA and a variety of adult Pilates/ Mat classes. July 25-Aug. 12. Picadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn St. Information: 912-925-0903 or The Ballet School, Picadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn St. ,

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Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Savannah

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ or 912-704-2052.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329.

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586.

Pole Dancing Class

Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www.fitnessbodybalance. com or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio,

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah

Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 8-9pm. For more info: www.salsasavannah. com, 912-704-8726.

Savannah Shag Club

Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr.

The Savannah Dance Club

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:15-11 p.m. FREE basic Shag and/or West Coast Swing lessons each Monday. Lesson schedule posted at Facebook/Savannah Dance Club. Dance lessons 6:15-7:45pm. Special discount on 2011 membership thru Feb 15. For info: Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit Facebook/Savannah Dance Club Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

Events Daily cannon firings

During the spring and summer there will be daily cannon firing demonstrations at 11:00am and 2:00pm at Old Fort Jackson! Ongoing through August. Cost: Museum admission. 1 Old Fort Jackson Rd. 912-232-3945. Rd. 912.232.3945

Haunts and Hags Cruises

A ghostly adventure on the Savannah River, every Friday night from April through October at 9:30pm. $28.95/adult, $19.95/children 12 & under. The Savannah Riverboat Company, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404

HELLO Savannah! Networking Event

Key to Savannah hosts Thirsty Thursday Business Networking at the Savannah Sand Gnats. Land Sharks Landing inside Grayson Stadium, Thurs Aug 11, 6-10pm. Door prizes in the business card drawing. $13 includes food, drinks, & game ticket. RSVP before Aug 8 to Candace, 912-236-9539, Grayson Stadium,

Professional Development Series: Marguerite Tiggs Birt

Tues., Aug 16. 6-8 pm. Casimir’s Lounge @ The Mansion. Young Professionals of Savannah’s quarterly speaker series. Birt will discuss using knowledge about the relationships between self, the family unit and professional development in decision making. RSVP by Aug 12 to Free for YPS/Small Business Chamber. $5 Gen. Adm. Casimir’s Lounge @ The Mansion,

Reunion: The Child’s School/Ryan Hall

Sat. Aug. 13. Reunion for Ryan Hall, also known as The Child’s School, a Montessoribased school that operated in Savannah from 1973-1986. 11:30am - Friends and Family “Bring Your Own Lunch” at Forsyth Park (next to Forsyth Park Café). 6 pm - Reunion Dinner at former location of Ryan Hall, 17 W. Park Ave. Contact Elizabeth Hadwin at 912.355.6322 or

Step Up Savannah:Poverty Simulation

Walk a mile in the shoes of the 27,000 working poor & low-income people in Savannah. Sept. 28 from 2-4:30pm at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Free admission, pre-registration required. Shawnte Tyler, 912232-6747 or www. Savannah Civic Center,


A film series that seeks to bring new, firstrun films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email:

Psychotronic Film Society

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit:

Reel Savannah

Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit www.

Fitness Belly Drills

This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit For info: or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

Hatha Yoga

St. Joseph’s/Candler offers Hatha Yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Call 819-MIND (6463) for more info.

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome.

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14

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Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St ,

Pregancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

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(March 21-April 19) Dr. Larry Dossey thinks we shouldn’t just automatically dismiss the voices that speak to us in the privacy of our own heads. Some of them may actually have wise counsel, or at least interesting evidence about the state of our inner world. Besides, says Dossey, “it is vital for our mental health to keep the channels open, because when the voices of the gods are shut out, the devils often take up residence.” This would be good advice for you to observe in the coming days, Aries. Don’t let the nagging, blustering, or unhinged murmurs in your head drown out the still, small voice of lucid intuition. (Dossey’s book is The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps.)


(April 20-May 20) What are you going to do to attract or induce the phenomena I name in the list below? At least three of them could come your way in the days ahead: 1. a “limitation” that leads to more freedom; 2. an imaginative surrender that empowers you to make a seemingly impossible breakthrough; 3. a healthy shock to the system that tenderizes your emotions; 4. a tough task that clarifies and fine-tunes your ambition; 5. a seemingly lost chance that leads to a fresh promise through the vigorous intervention of your creative willpower.


(May 21-June 20) Thirteen will be your lucky number for the foreseeable future. In fact, a host of things for which the average person has an irrational aversion could be helpful to you. For that matter, influences that you yourself may have considered in the past to be unsympathetic or uncongenial could very well be on your side, and may even conspire to enlighten and delight you. At least temporarily, I urge you to shed your superstitions, suspend your iffy biases, and dismiss your outworn fears.


(June 21-July 22) Anne Cushman wrote a book called Enlightenment for Idiots. It wasn’t a how-to book, but rather a novel about a spiritual truth-seeker wandering through

India. As far as I know, no one has written an actual instructional manual with the theme she named in her title. If anyone could do it, though, it would be you right now. Lately, you’ve been getting smarter by doing the most ordinary things. You’ve been drawing life-enhancing lessons from events that others might regard as inconsequential or unsophisticated. I suspect that this trend will continue in the coming days. Through the power of simplicity and directness, you will succeed at tasks that might have defeated you if you had allowed yourself to get lost in complicated theories and overly-thought-out approaches. Congrats!


(July 23-Aug. 22) For 34 years, a diligent Californian named Scott Weaver worked on creating a scale model of San Francisco using toothpicks. Meanwhile, Eric Miklos, of New Brunswick, Canada, was assembling a 40-foot-long chain of bottle caps. And in 2006, a team of artists constructed a 67-foot-tall gingerbread house, the world’s largest, inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. These are not the kinds of stupendous feats I advise you to get started on in the coming weeks, Leo. The astrological omens suggest that you’ll attract blessings into your life if you launch deeply meaningful masterpieces, not trivial or silly ones.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estes loves life’s natural rhythms just as they are. She says we can avoid a lot of suffering if we understand how those rhythms work. “The cycles are birth, light, and energy, and then depletion, decline, and death,” she told Radiance magazine. In other words, everything thrives and fades, thrives and fades. After each phase of dissipation, new vitality incubates and blooms again. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Virgo, you are currently going through a period of dwindling and dismantling. The light is dimmer than usual, and the juice is sparser. But already, in the secret depths, a new dispensation is stirring.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Where do you want to be at this

time next year? What do you want to be doing? I encourage you to fantasize and scheme about these questions, and be alert for clues about possible prospects. Here’s my reasoning, Libra: Some foreshadowings of your future life may soon float into view, including a far-off whisper or a glimpse of the horizon that will awaken some of your dormant yearnings. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that these visions must be acted upon instantly. Instead, ruminate leisurely on them, regarding them as the early hints of potential longrange developments.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that you can’t get The Most Beautiful Thing. It’s out of reach forever. You simply don’t have the connections or wherewithal to bring it into your life. Could you accept that disappointment with a full heart, and move on? Would you be able to forgive life for not providing you with your number one heart’s desire, and then make your way into the future with no hard feelings? If so, Scorpio, I bet you would be well-primed to cultivate a relationship with The Second Most Beautiful Thing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

What images would be most helpful for you to fill your imagination up with? What scenes would heal and activate your subconscious mind, inspiring you in just the right ways? I invite you to make a list of at least five of these, and then visualize them often in the coming days. Here are a few possibilities to get you warmed up: peach trees filled with ripe fruit; the planet Jupiter as seen through a powerful telescope; a magnificent suspension bridge at dawn or dusk; a large chorus animatedly singing a song you love; the blissful face of a person you love.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Scientists have proved beyond a doubt that heavenly bodies cannot possibly exert forces that affect events on earth, right? Well, no, actually, according to research reported in the December 24, 2009 edition of the science journal Nature. It turns out that the gravitational tug of the sun and moon sends significant tremors through California’s San Andreas Fault, and could potentially trigger full-

blown earthquakes. Speaking as a poet, not a scientist, I speculate that those two luminaries, the sun and moon, may also generate a lurching but medicinal effect on you sometime soon. Are you ready for a healing jolt? It will relieve the tension that has been building up between two of your “tectonic plates.”


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) “Follow your dreams,” read the headline on some random blog I stumbled upon, “except for the one in which you’re giving a speech in your underwear.” In the comments section, someone named “Mystic Fool” had posted a dissenting view: “I would much rather have a dream of giving a speech in my underwear than of being naked and drunk and inarticulate at a cocktail party, trying to hide behind the furniture.” Mystic Fool’s attitude would serve you well in the coming week, Aquarius. Expressing yourself in a public way, even if you don’t feel fully prepared, will actually be a pretty good course of action -especially as compared to keeping silent and hiding.


(Feb. 19-March 20) Some substances that seem to be rock solid are in fact fluids that move verrrryyy slowly. Bitumen is one example. It’s a form of petroleum also known as pitch. In a famous experiment, an Australian researcher set up an apparatus that allowed a blob of pitch to gradually drip into a container below it. Since the experiment began in 1927, eight drops have fallen. I like to think you’re engaged in a similar long-term process, Pisces. And from what I can tell, a new drop is about to drip.

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031.

ZUMBA Fitness Classes

3 weekly 1-hour sessions. Thursdays, July 28, Aug 4 & 11. 7:15-8:15pm at The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $10/class or $28/ 3 sessions. Info: 912-631-0950. The Ballet School, Picadilly Sq. 10010 Abercorn ,

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. Savannah

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@ First City Network, Savannah

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, Savannah http://www.

What Makes A Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

Health Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the SJ/C African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for appt. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appt necessary. Every Monday-Friday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah

Free hearing & speech screening

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 3554601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www.

Healthcare for the Uninsured

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 443-9409. St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. ,

Help for Iraq War Veterans

A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432.

Hypnobirthing Classes

Offered at the Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. Ongoing series of 5-week sessions held Tuesdays 6-8:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11:30am. Open to all women regardless of birth site. Private instructions also available. For

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, html. Savannah

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! For info: or 912-247-4263

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. We have age-appropriate programs and related handouts. For details about TDP:

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 8983980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website

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$9 FOR 9 LIVES program will expand to reduce the adoption fee for all cats ages 1-7 and all kittens to just $9 at the Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center, which is located off Highway 170 in the Riverwalk Business Park, Okatie South Carolina (near Bluffton) and is open Monday through Saturday from Noon-7pm.

Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. For more info:

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Festival and information fair on responsible dog ownership sponsored by the Savannah Kennel Club. Sun. Sept. 18, 1-4pm in Daffin Park. Part of a nationwide series of American Kennel Club events.

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Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-234-3336.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. Savannah

Tea time at Ola’s

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a treat and a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah http://www.

Religious & Spiritual Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Savannah

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info.

Live Web-streaming

Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto www., click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-4948629,, Savannah

Midweek Bible Study

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, or www. 313 E. Harris St. , Savannah

Unity of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah

Women’s Bible Study

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah

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Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call the clerk, 912-373-6276 Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah

Realizing The God Within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Soka Gakkai of America

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121.

The Savannah Zen Center

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah

Sports & Games 2-4 p.m. on Sundays – Savannah Junior Roller Derby skating sessions at Star Castle Family Entertainment Center, 550 Mall Blvd. Girls ages 10-17 welcome. Visit the SJRD Facebook page for information at savannahjuniorrollerderby/

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. for more information.

Sea Kayak Georgia Skills Symposium and BCU Week

October 26 - 30. Annual British Canoers Union event brings world class kayakers to Tybee for daily courses in sea kayak skills development, education, safety, navigation, rescue, rolling and fitness. Register by Sept. 1. Information at Tybee Island, Tybee Island

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:307:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

Support Groups

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah


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Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit Savannah Alanon is for families and friends of alcoholics. New group meeting on Isle of Hope at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue off of Parkersburg Rd. Monday nights at 7:30. Selma, 354-8550. cs

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General 630 Are you looking for an exciting seasonal temporary opportunity working with good people and great merchandise at Pier 1 Imports? DISTRIBUTION CENTER SEASONAL WAREHOUSE WORKERS 1st & 2nd Shifts Pier 1 Imports’ Savannah Distribution Center. Seasonal/Temporary Positions Available (Possible 3-6 month assignment) Applicants must be available to work up to 40 plus hours if needed including weekends and overtime if needed. Forklift experience is preferred. SHIFTS AVAILABLE 1ST SHIFT: Mon-Fri, 7AM to 3:30PM (Must be able to work overtime on weekends if needed) 2ND SHIFT: Mon-Thur, 4PM to 2:30AM (Must be able to work overtime on Friday and Saturday if needed) Applications are accepted Monday-Thursday 9AM TO 4:30PM or Friday 9AM to 2:30PM at the following location: 1 KNOWLTON WAY, SAVANNAH, GA 31407 No phone calls please. EOE For more information about Pier 1 Imports, please visit CLEANING SERVICE Seeking Parttime Cleaning Techs. Experienced only. Background check required. Call 912-695-2669 for more info.


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WJCL/FOX 28 is looking for a new addition to our production team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years experience including directing live broadcasts and promotion elements. Must be able to communicate effectively and work in a high pressure, time sensitive environment. Must be willing to take an active role in ensuring all aspects of the newscast are prepared. Candidate must be able to complete tasks quickly and accurately. Nights, weekends, and holiday shifts are required. Please send a resumé and non-returnable DVD or VHS tape with most recent newscast with Director’s track to: Production Supervisor 10001 Abercorn Street, Savannah GA 31406 WJCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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123 W.TAHOE: 3BR/2BA home in The Lakes at Cottonvale.Total electric,all appliances remain, 2car garage. Move-in condition. Ideal for first-timers. Owner is anxious. Only $125,000. Call Alvin, 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557

509 SAN ANTON DRIVE 3BR/2BA, Brick in Great Location. Large Formal Living and Dining Rooms. Fresh Paint inside. New Roof 2008. New HVAC 2007. 12 x 20 Workshop. Vinyl Windows & Soffitt and Fascia. Large Fenced Yard. Floored Attic. $144,900. Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal Empire 912-663-0558 For Sale By Owner $119,500 1777 Kings Way: 1150Sqft. 3BR, 1-1/2BA, Garage, Fenced corner lot.Supplied with washer/dryer, refrigerator. Call 912-356-9064 Land/Lots for saLe 840 LOT FOR SALE: 844 Staley Avenue. Call 912-224-4167 for rent 855 HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 12708 Largo Dr. $1500 126 Lake Hse. Rd. $1425 3 Bedrooms 32 E.64th St. $2500 107 Capt John’s Way $1450 412 Sharondale Rd $995 215 Laurelwood Dr. $895 32 Arthur Cir. $850 2330 Camellia Ct. $795 APARTMENTS 654B E.36th St. $625 2128 Clars Ave $495 One Bedroom 321 Broughton St $1400 315-A E.57th St $695 315-B E.57th St $625 5608-A Jasmine Ave $595



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•100 Lewis Drive Apt.14C 2BR/1BA, CH&A $600. •730 E. 46th St. 2BR/1BA $900 •208 Deer Road (Springfield) 3BR/2BA $925. •8 Crows Nest 3BR/2BA w/bonus $1600/month. +DEPOSIT, NO-PETS NO-SMOKING CALL BILL or TONYA :650-2711


Duplex - 2 small bedrooms, bath, living room, dining room. $425/month plus deposit. Call 912-232-7750.

12350 Mercy Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419 Office: 912-925-4815

Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Units! Centrally located on Savannah’s Southside!

1/2-OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home,14x70,on high/wooded lot. 3BR/2BA,save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator,full mini-blinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double-car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, on-site garbage service(twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month,including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673. 1303 E.66th Street: 2BR/2BA, Near Memorial Hosp., W/D connection, walk-in closets. $725/month;$200/deposit. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

15 QUAIL FOREST DRIVE: 3BR/2BA,eat-in kitchen w/pantry, vaulted ceilings,1-car garage, fenced backyard, washer/dryer connections, central heat/air. $950/month plus deposit.Call 912-596-7551. 2017 E. 59th st 3Br, 2/Ba, fenced in backyard, washer/dryer connection, total electric, hardwood & ceramic tile floors. 912-659-6630 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH APT. Completely remodeled. $800/month. Call 912-897-6789 3BR HOUSE in Paradise Park. Garage, fenced yard and more. Deposit and rent $840.

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3 OR 4BR, 1.5BA, great Eastside location. central heat/air, fe n c e d backyard $800/month. 2BR/1BA upstairs duplex, Park Avenue $600/month. RENT-TO-OWN IS OPTIONAL. 912-376-1674

3 SMALL Bedrooms, one bath, furnished kitchen, living room, central heat/air, fenced in yard, $425/per month. 912-596-5511

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3 Bedrooms, appliances provided including washer/dryer. Central heat/air, ceiling fans. $775/month. Call 912-233-3945/251-648-5705


3BR/2BA, Family Room,Den, Kitchen\Dining area, Ceramic tile/laminate, kitchen appliances, heat/air. $1150/monthly, $1150/deposit, Credit app. 2-year lease.Section 8. 912-596-4954

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OAK FOREST DRIVE. 2BR/1BA, central air, appliances, washer/dr yer connections, 912-354-8315 ARDSLEY PARK 332 E.56th Street: 3-bedrooms, 2baths $1200. SAVANNAH 1901 E.64th Street: 2-bedrooms + bonus $700. Section 8. 1335 E.54th Street: 3-bedrooms, 1bath, $800. Section 8 541 E. Hartridge Lane: 2-bedrooms Apt. $575. Section 8 544 E. Huntingdon Street: 3-bedroom Apt. $750. Section 8. Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134


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Lovely 2 Bedroom Brick 4-plex. Carpet, blinds, kitchen furnished, central air, washer/dryer connections, no pets. $600/monthly. Call 912-661-4814 •DUANE COURT & Caroline Drive: 2BR/1BA, living room, kitchen furnished, total electric $675/month 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164


SOUTHSIDE: 3 Chateaugay, next to Welwood. 3BR/1.5BA, central heat/air, furnished-kitchen,LR,laundry-room, carport, fenced yard, new floor,new paint.Outside pets OK.Available Now. $950/month, $900/deposit.. No Section-8. 912-352-8251


•812 W.39th: 2BR/2BA House, LR, DR, kitchen, CH&A $700/month,$700/sec. dep. •1610 Ott Street: 1BR Apt $400/month, $400sec. dep. •1200 E.37th: 2BR, 1.5BA house, window AC, gas heat $600/month + security deposit. •1202 E.37th: 3BR/1BA house, LR,DR, kitchen, window AC, gas heat $650/month + sec. dep.


•630 Kline Street: 3BR house, needs repairs $20,000 •904 Moray Street: 3BR house, needs minor repairs $25,000 ATTENTION LANDLORDS: If you are a landlord looking for a property manager, don’t just call a realtor, call one that specializes in rental property management. Lester Branch Property Management can assist you in the management of your property. Call Lester at 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650.

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NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/1BA. No pets. Largo/Tibet area. $665 Rent, $600 Deposit. Call 912-656-7842

WEST 48TH STREET 1BR Duplex, carpet, hardwood floors $425/month + deposit. EAST 55TH STREET 2BR Duplex, kitchen furnished, fenced yard $525/month + deposit EAST 32ND STREET 2BR, kitchen furnished, carpet, fenced yard, recently remodeled $625/month + deposit. WEST 58TH STREET 3BR/2BA, carpet, fenced, great neighbors $725/month + deposit. 912-234-0548; No Section 8

ONE & TWO Bedroom Apartments for rent.656 E.36th, 702 E. Henry, 1201 E.Park Ave. & 623 W.48th. 912-224-1876/912-232-3355. after 3:00pm Oversize Sunny 5rm apt, 1 1/2 BA, loads of closets, hardwood fl, stove, refrig, ch/a, no pets, no smoking, mid-town near everything shown by appt. $ 675/1mo dep. Call Jaqui 912-351-9129 RENT: DUPLEX 1216 E.54th Street. 2BR/1BA $475/month plus $475/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Ave, Close to Daffin Park. Call 234-2726 Days/Nights/Weekends. RENT-TO-OWN Large 3BD/2BA & 2BD/2BA remodeled mobile homes in nice Garden City mobile home park. Pool, basketball court, playground, clubhouse. Low down affordable payments. Credit check required. Call Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675.


ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 month OffGood for this month only. 912-844-5996 OR 912-272-6820 SHELL ROAD/SKIDAWAY AREA 2BR/1BA Apt. Rent $535, Security deposit $500. Call 912-656-7842


SECTION 8 ACCEPTED PETS OK WITH APPROVAL 1305 E 39th St. Total Electric, 3BR/1BA, Living room/Dining, Kitchen w/range & refrigerator, W/D connections, CH&A. Rent $700; Deposit $650 References & Credit Check Required on Rentals



Very nice, includes utilities, cable, washer & dryer. $200/week. $200/deposit. 912-236-1952


Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available.

SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278 or 356-5656 TALAHI ISLAND: Large 3BR, 2BA, Private Lake on property. $1,600/Month. Call 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164 TYBEE - 3 Bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Hardwood floors, carpet, beautiful view. Quiet Street. $1,700 per month, $1,700 deposit. 912-507-4637.

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HUNTER’S CHASE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced backyard. Military Discount. $1000/month.

120 ELM CIRCLE: 3BR/1BA, central air $700. 10 ARTHUR CIRCLE: 2BR/1BA, central air $700. Small Down Payment. Call 912-507-7875 or 912-660-4296

VERY NICE 3BR/1BA,furnished kitchen,central air/heat, new wood flooring,fenced yard & lots more.2220 E.43rd. $875/month. 5BR/2BA,furnished kitchen, wallto-wall carpet,fenced yard, lots more.13 Hibiscus Ave. $995/month. 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853

MEDING STREET: 3BR/1BA, on 3 lots. Total electric, heat & air, large property, hardwood floors, stove & refrigerator, storage shed. $600/month. Call 912-224-4167

821 Amaranth Avenue & 641 West 41st: 1 Bedroom, $210 furnished/utilities included. Quiet atmosphere. Call 912-441-5468.



Whitemarsh Island Garage Apartment Unfurnished, all utilities included $700, 1 month security deposit + reference. Call 912-898-0179 or 912-484-2055 Windsor Forest Homes. Near everything, Hunter, Armstrong, Malls, Hospitals. 3/BR & Den, hardwood floors, good conditions. $950 & $650 Sec Dep. 912-376-1585

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One & Two Bedroom Apartments with appliances, utilities included. $170-$225/weekly; Monthly $875. 912-319-4182


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LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEAR MEMORIAL East &West Savannah & Bloomingdale •REDUCED RENT!• •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144.

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NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMING HOUSE on 38th & Drayton. Furnished Apts., utilities included $125/week; Furnished Rooms $80/week. Call 234-9779 ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919

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$50 Deposit Efficiencies $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Pets. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

10 Timbers Way Room for Rent $ 525, $ 200 dep. high speed internet, and utilities inclu. South side, nr busline. nd someone reliable & considerate 912-401-8414 130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $500/mo., NO deposit or $150/week. Near Hunter AAF. Available Now. 912-272-8020 Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at

2000 FORD Diesel Super duty truck. Rigged for 5th wheel camper or heavy hauling. Fantastic buy! $13,000. Call 912-748-0738

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2 door, automatic transmission, cold AC, sunroof, 95,600 miles, loaded. $4350. Call 912-355-5085 CADILLAC Seville, 1996- Excellent condition, well kept, 87,000 miles. Everything works, good motor & transmission. Asking $5,000. Call 912-272-9359


Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. HYUNDAI Tucson, 2006- 23K miles, $14,500 OBO. Call 912-233-2047 MAZDA B2500, 1998- 5-speed, fiberglass camper shell, tires & rims in good shape. Not running. $700 OBO. 912-312-1951, Richmond Hill. WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930 CHEVROLET Tahoe LT, 2007Grey/silver,103,000 miles. Brand new mags & wheels plus like new factory tires & wheels. Very good shape, fully loaded, sunroof, all extras, too many to list. $18,500 Firm. 912-663-7175 FORD XL, 2005- Very good shape, 119,000 miles. Everything works fine. $5,600. Call 912-663-7175 Campers/rVs 960 COUNTRY STAR, 1998 by Newmar. Excellent condition, like new, low mileage (40K), no smoking or pets. Washer/dryer, refrigerator w/icemaker & freezer, 10gallon hot water heater, electric or gas, 15,000BTU central AC unit, microwave, TV (19” in front & rear), hydraulic leveling jacks, CB radio, power roof vents, rear vision camera, all new tires w/spare. $38,810. 912-398-1479 REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE: HOLIDAY RAMBLER, 1997-35’, only 20K miles, selling due to illness.Excellent condition, non-smoking, no pets.Generator, new awning, leveling jacks, microwave, refrigerator w/freezer, in-motion satellite,tow bar,new tires $31,900. 912-398-1479


608 HIGHAND DRIVE 3BR/2BA,CH&A, LR has builtin bookcases. nice patio from family room, fenced yard, no pets. $1100/rent,$800/dep. Convenient area at Eisenhower & Waters Ave. 2019 E.38TH 1BR/1BA, LR and kitchen w/appliances. Very nice apt. Convenient neighborhood to shopping and Home Depot at Victory Drive. No pets. $575/rent,$500/deposit. 912-352-4391 or 912-658-4559

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