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Looking ahead @ Cinderella. State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Jan. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: All About Eve. Jan. 13. Trustees Theater. @ American Traditions Competition. Jan. 15–19. @ Film: Lawrence of Arabia. Jan. 18. /Lucas Theatre. @ Mountainfilm On Tour. Jan. 18–19. Trustees Theater. @ Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jan. 23–27. MLK Arena. @ Shel’s Shorts. Bay Street Theatre. Jan. 24–27. @ Film: Chinatown. Jan. 26. Trustees Theater. @ Spamalot. Jan. 28. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ A Night in Vienna. Savannah Philharmonic. Feb. 1. Trustees Theater. @ Robin Williams/David Steinberg. Feb. 2. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: Groundhog Day. Feb. 2. Trustees Theater. @ Snow White. Columbia City Ballet. Feb. 9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: When Harry Met Sally. Feb. 9. Trustees Theater. @ SCAD theater: Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen. Feb. 14–17. Mondanaro Theatre. @ Book Festival Kickoff: Dave Barry. Feb. 14. Trustees Theater. @ Savannah Book Festival. Feb. 14–17. @ A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. Bay Street Theatre. Feb. 15–17. @ SCAD: The Three Musketeers. Feb. 28–March 3. Lucas Theatre. @ Film: His Girl Friday. Feb. 23. Trustees Theater. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ Jerry Seinfeld. March 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Savannah Stopover. March 7–9. @ Three Days Grace/Shinedown. March 12. MLK Arena. @ Matchbox Twenty. March 12. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ of Montreal. March 8. Forsyth Park. @ Lord of the Dance. March 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ Savannah Music Festival (SMF). March 21–April 6. @ Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. March 21. Trustees Theater (SMF). @ Ahmad Jamal. March 23. Trustees Theater (SMF).

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What: Indoor ice skating in a festive, family friendly, alcohol-free setting. Fourto-six skating sessions per day. Each session lasts 1.5 hours. When: Wed. Jan. 0, Thu. Jan. 3, Fri. Jan. 4, Sat. Jan. 5, Sun. Jan. 6 Where: Civic Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Avenue Cost: $7--skaters or spectators. Includes skate rental. Info: 912-651-6615. http://www.savannahcivic.com/

Film: Motel (1989, USA)

What: An Emmy- and Sundance Award nominated independent documentary, following the back roads of the U.S. to a few “strange and idiosyncratic motels [that] still clung to existence in the late 1980s.” Presented by Psychotronic Film Society. When: Wed. Jan. 2, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Avenue Cost: $6 Info: http://www.sentientbean.com/

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Thursday Fort Pulaski Recognition of 1861 Takeover by State Militia

What: Recognizing the Jan. 3, 1861,seizure of the fort by the Georgia State Militia, evicting the United States Army in one of several state militia seizures of federal sites in early 1861 (leading up to the Civil War.) Tours and musket firing demos all day. 9:30 a.m., the flag of secession will be raised above the fort. 1:00 pm, Ranger talk—“The Seizure of Fort Pulaski.” When: Thu. Jan. 3 Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument , U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah

Comedy: Mark Evans What: Atlanta-born stand up comic brings his “Southern, Not Stupid” tour to Savannah. When: Fri. Jan. 04, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theatre (upstairs from Club One), 1 Jefferson Street (at Bay Street) Cost: $9. VIP Section $15. Military discounts. Info: 314-503-9005, http://savannahcomedyrevue.com/ Cost: Fort admission Info: 912-786-5787. http://www.nps.gov/

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What: Art galleries and artsy-indie shops host monthly open houses, with entertainment, treats, beverages, and other delights. In the Starland District and near/along Bull Street “South Of Forsyth” When: Fri. Jan. 4, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Various venues , Bull Street and nearby streets south of Forsyth Park Cost: Free to March. Some complimentary items. Info: 912-401-0543. http://artmarchsavannah.com/

First Friday for Folk Music

What: Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly music showcase kicks off the year with Tony Award nominated Jim Wann and The Old Folkers (Hank Weisman and John Powers.) Smoke free, alcohol free, family friendly evening of music. When: Fri. Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue Cost: Free and open to the public. $2 donation suggested Info: 912-898-1876. http://www.savannahfolk.org/

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Saturday Historic Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

What: History comes alive every Saturday and Sunday through March 17 at 11am and 2pm. When: Sat. Jan. 5 Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road Cost: $6 fort admission for adults. Under age 6 free.


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“After Christmas” and Book Sale

What: The quarterly book sale for the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, plus the “Pick of the Litter” thrift shop is marking everything down to start the new year. When: Sat. Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Humane Society for Greater Savannah (parking lot), 7215 Sallie Mood Drive Info: 912-354-9515 X 112. http://www. HumaneSocietySAV.org/

Dinner Theatre: “Murder Ahoy!”

What: A pirate-themed whodunit set in Olde Savannah. Performed throughout the entire room where you are dining. Solve the mystery and win a prize, or just watch. As interactive as you want it to be! Presented by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. When: Sat. Jan. 5, 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 411 W. Bay St. Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children Info: 912-247-4644 . http://www. savannahcommunitytheater.com/

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Sunday Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors

What: The Gian Carlo Menotti opera presented by Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. When: Sun. Jan. 6, 6 p.m. Where: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-598-7242 x. 5. http://www. stpeterssav.org/

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Tuesday Tongue Open Mic Night

What: A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing four minutes of new, original, thoughtful work. Sign up at 7:30. When: Tue. Jan. 8, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: http://sentientbean.com/

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Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man

What: A group for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and for their caregivers. Offering a variety of educational and support programs. Each session includes time to share resources and ask questions of other survivors and caregivers. When: Wed. Jan. 9, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Conference Room, Memorial’s Anderson Cancer Institute, 4700 Waters Avenue, Cost: Free Info: 912-897-3933.

Film: Dead Men Walk (1943, USA)

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As we hit 2013, I want to get a few things off my chest with my quasi-annual “Good Riddance” column. Here’s a not-so-nice list of a few things I’d like to see change for the better in the Savannah media/culture/politics scene with the new year. • Get it together, PR people. Just. Get. It. Together: We receive lots of press releases at Connect Savannah, some great, some mediocre. Great and mediocre will do just fine. But too many are just awful and do nothing but hurt the organizations and causes they purport to be publicizing. One day I received a press release with no dates or times for the event. A few hours later I got a press release with no location! It isn’t that hard, people: Who, what, when, where. Details. There’s literally no way to be too specific. And always include a street address, every single time. • Embargoes: Speaking of PR, let’s talk about “embargoes.” That means an informal agreement by all parties not to publicize something until a certain date and/or time. PR folks, an embargo does not mean an “arrangement” with another media outlet to go with the info before everyone else, or

that you’ll go live with the info on your own website before the embargo and still expect everyone else to stay silent. That’s called “burning your bridges and making sure no one respects your request for an embargo ever again for the rest of your hopefully brief career in marketing.” • Farm-to-Table? How ‘bout Serve-theTable? I get it. Every restaurant now from the upper-end seafood place to the food court at the mall claims to be “farm to table.” That’s great! So now can we please bring some quality service to the table, too? It does no good to serve good, or even passable, food at inflated tourist prices when the person sniffling, twirling their hair, and sloooooowly bringing it to your table wouldn’t pass muster at a Carey Hilliard’s. I’m happy for the increased attention and revenue going to local farmers. If anyone deserves it, they do. But if farm-to-table

was all I was interested in, I’d just get my ingredients at the Forsyth Farmers Market or Savannah Food Co-op and cook them myself, as I find myself doing more and more these days. Service still counts! • Sacred Cows: As one of the world’s foremost purveyors of Southern hospitality and style, Savannah also has an intrinsic fondness for sacred cows, those taboos we just aren’t supposed to discuss in public, or else.... or else what, exactly? I think 2013 should be the year these sacred cows are — not to put too fine a point on it — slaughtered, cooked, and consumed with great satisfaction. Tradition is great, but taboos are unhealthy. It’s long past time for us to fully debate issues like the environment (i.e., so much furor over the Ogeechee but nowhere near as much about the Savannah River and our water supply), racial divides (slowly but surely getting better in the Mayor Jackson era), gun violence (the City needs to push back much harder, and yes that will require butting heads with the state), and just what we really want and need the tourist industry here to look and feel like. cs

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The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they’re so, well, resolute. If you’re the type to make resolutions and keep them, awesome. For me, it’s just another ticket down Shame Spiral Central. Even though I quit smoking years ago (tip: it’s not the quitting that’s hard, it’s the not smoking again ever) and I eat kale several times a week (for no other reason than it’s just so good!), I do not possess the kind of self–discipline to say, stop swearing on January 1 and then not cuss a blue streak 10 minutes later when the dog pees on the rug. Resolutions bring way too much stress when we can’t live up to our own unrealistic expectations. Maybe I could handle it if we called them New Year’s Suggestions, or perhaps, Goals You Might Entertain But No Pressure. When it comes to self–improvement, what I’m aiming for in 2013 is to enjoy life and not take it so f@#$ seriously. In the interest of enlightening up, I scheduled a session with Joanne Morton, a “positive energy artist” who has traveled around the country spreading her gospel of the “renewable, sustainable energy source found within all of us.” When she’s not painting canvases in exuberant hues or riding her ribbon–festooned bike around town, this beatific lady offers guided meditations to help folks connect to their own inner peace. Now doesn’t this sound like a more pleasant New Year’s activity than pledging to clean out the hall closet or swearing off chocolate? The former New Yorker has settled in Savannah to practice out of the new Anahata Healing Arts in the former Yoga Co–Op on Drayton, where she and yoga instructor Lynn Geddes have collaborated on this “sacred space for anyone who is interested in living from their heart.” Geddes has a calendar of yoga classes and workshops scheduled in the serene main room, and Morton hosts weekly dance parties and “manifesting circles.” These gatherings are based on the practice of the Universal Law of

Attraction, the increasingly popular notion that our thoughts inform our experience. Also known as “The Secret,” (maybe you heard about it from Oprah?) it dictates that focusing on what we want rather than our lack of it, we make room for it to show up. Conversely, if we remain stuck in our worries and fears, that’s what we get. A simple concept, but not so easy to implement, especially when you’re caught in one of those pre–dawn insomniac loops that make the extra 10 pounds on your thighs or the bills on your desk seem insurmountable. But Morton sees her job as bringing these New Age ideals down to earth. “I work with people to strengthen their imaginations because that’s where we co–create our realities,” she explained as I sat down in her sunny upstairs studio at a table draped in a red velvet scarf. “Even if you don’t believe it, you can pretend. This is about play.” Her good–natured, unattached

attitude about what stodgy Savannahians think about her work confirms a certain authenticity. Morton laughs a lot about the paradox of bringing the New Age to the Old South, exemplified in the fact that she rocks a quartz crystal pendant and a strand of pearls at the same time. Our session began with a few deep breaths, then she had me write down three intentions (not resolutions, she assured me) for the new year. Then she took out a stone pendulum to commence with the chakra clearing. WTF is a chakra clearing, you ask, possibly snorting derisively? Rooted in ancient Buddhism and Hinduism, the 7–chakra system is defined as points on the center line of the body where energy flows freely or is blocked. In her bestselling book Anatomy of the Spirit, medical intuitive Caroline Myss writes that “every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases,” and when they get all mucked up from emotional trauma or creepy episodes of Homeland, they can cause physical problems. The theory goes that

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The session continued with an oracle card reading to help move out negative juju and make space for the good stuff. Not surprisingly, the reading revealed that I struggle with the temptation of negativity and the fear that this whole messed–up world is basically hopeless. However, according to the cards, my future holds strength and purpose, as long as I approach it with patience and planning. This I can handle. Afterwards, the pendulum confirmed all chakras operating at optimum levels. I glanced at the positive affirmations Morton had painted on the walls in vibrant colors: “I Am 100% Self–Approved” and my favorite, “Progress Not Perfection.” Maybe it’s just positive thinking, I felt calm and ready to face a new year. I’ll admit that giving one’s chakras a scrubdown sounds nutty. But it doesn’t sound half as insane as stationing an armed guard in front of every public school in the country. If mulling over our fears gives them strength, then I prefer to choose love, every time. cs

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releasing any built–up energetic gunk helps your inner rainbow shine. The swings of the pendulum conveyed that my second and fifth chakras were blocked. The second — or sacral — chakra is associated with the color orange and governs creativity; perhaps it’s been pummeled with the challenge of coming up with ideas for this column every week. The fifth chakra, at the throat, is depicted as blue and rules over speaking one’s truth. Though I don’t usually have any problem expressing myself, we interpreted the pendulum’s slow swings as the difficulty in writing about unpopular opinions on local issues (SHEP, *cough, cough*) and fringe things like chakra clearings. I’m happy to report my heart chakra, the fourth one up the line that indicates how we experience joy and love, made the pendulum swing far and wide. The Sanskrit word for the heart chakra is anahata, and thus the inspiration for Anahata Healing Arts —which its founders refer to as AHA. “It was a real ‘a–ha’ moment when Lynn and I figured that one out,” grinned Joanne.

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by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

What would you do with your own radio show? Play your favorite local music? Spout political commentary? Showcase community resources? Savannahians could do all that and more if groups organize an effort to apply for one or more of 13 non–commercial, low–power radio signals coming available in the 31405 zip code later this year. There are also more signals available on the islands, Pooler and all over the country, thanks to the Prometheus Radio Project, a tiny non–profit based in Philadelphia. After 12 years of fighting for more non–commercial (i.e., non–corporate) stations, Prometheus celebrated victory in 2011, when President Obama signed a new version of the Local Community Radio Act that included a mandate to the Federal Communications Commission to allow more low–power stations on the FM dial. But the real work has just begun. While there are around 800 low– power FM (LPFM) stations up for grabs starting in the fall of 2013, the application process is long and

complex. In its mission statement, Prometheus describes LPFM “as a tool for social justice organizing and a voice for community expression,” paving the way for organizations that promote economic and racial equality. By providing administrative and technical support through the application and beyond, it also hopes to galvanize those groups and thereby avoid the results of previous incarnations of the Local Community Radio Act, when many LPFM stations were granted to extreme right–wing and religious organizations. To that end, the Prometheus Radio Project launched a “Reclaim the Airwaves” tour of the South this fall, hitting Chattanooga and Miami and most major cities in between. Prometheus national organizer Jeff Rousset stopped in Savannah in mid–December to address a group of 25 or so representatives from around the Savannah community, many from various non-profit organizations.

“This is an historic opportunity,” Rousset said. “Our aim is to build a nationwide media structure that supports a social justice movement.” He added radio is free and that more people have access to radio than the internet. The problem is that almost every radio station is owned by a handful of companies. “Media is a tool, and right now, corporations hold the hammer,” he said. “It’s time to tell our own stories that challenge the dominant discourse.” While each LPFM station only broadcasts a five–mile or so radius, that small scope can wield much power. Rousset cited the example of migrant workers in Immokalee, FL, who were able to organize for better working conditions and higher wages via their community radio station. After Hurricane Katrina, a station in Hancock, MS was the sole source of information regarding emergency supplies. Other stations impact their neighborhoods by debating local issues and giving voice to its members.

What could a community station mean to Savannah? Tabitha Crawford–Roberts of Step Up Savannah expressed that a station could be used to inform the poor and underserved about where to find help. SCAD Radio production director Antonio Echevarria wanted to explore how the university’s station might expand from the internet to the FM dial. Jabari Moketsi, who owns the Gullah Sentinel in Beaufort, SC, had already attended several Prometheus meetings and would like to see a community station to help preserve the Gullah heritage of the outer barrier islands. Journalist Tina A. Brown mused on how citizens could offer up their own news and engage on issues. “We talk about our young people, but they don’t have much of a voice,” Brown said in the discussion. “I would build on that.” And of course, it could feature Savannah’s simmering music scene. Musicians Dare Dukes and Anna Chandler were instrumental in bringing Rousset and the Reclaim the Airwaves tour to Savannah, inspired by the concept of a platform for local artists. “So much is edged out of the

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do all the good in the world, but you need two nickels to rub together to do it.” The Jordans weren’t able to make it to the meeting, but AWOL was batted around as a potential organization under which a LPFM could thrive. Applicants for the licenses must be a part of a non–profit, and events and fundraisers could garner the start–up funds easily, Rousset assured. He also warned that non–profits that have been established for over two years are given precedent by the FCC, but pointed out that the station does not need to be run by the organization’s staff. He encouraged interested parties to partner with willing non–profits to build a volunteer stewardship — and to do it soon. Applications are due October 2013. “This is the last chance to get on the air,” he said. “After these signals are taken, there will be no more room to get on the dial.” cs

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mainstream media,” said Dukes, who is also a grantwriter and fundraiser for the Global Action Project. But it’s the combination of art and activism that drives his interest in community radio. “Frankly, it’s only important to me if it becomes a community space for folks of all kinds to share progressive ideas for change and hold government and other local power entities accountable.” Rousset showed how some LPFMs have evolved into impressive community multimedia centers, incorporating classes and workshops, glorious examples of what could be. But it’s going to take organization, and it’s going to take money. Rousset explained that it takes around $10,000 to start up a station and around $3,000 to maintain. While the application and license are free, an engineering study that can cost upwards of $3,000 is required. “I love the idea and Tony does as well,” said AWOL co–founder DaVena Jordan about the possibility of applying for an LPFM via the non– profit she runs with her husband. “But as I always say, you can want to

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Methus Interruptus Three people are in custody following the seizure of a meth lab by the Chatham– Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

CNT Agents working in an undercover capacity received information that several persons were gathering components needed to manufacture meth. Agents began conducting surveillance on the suspects as they collected the needed items. CNT, with the assistance of the Pooler Police Department, had the suspects’ vehicle stopped on I–95 Southbound just north of Interstate 16. A search resulted in the seizure of a bag containing all items needed for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. CNT arrested 30–year–old Billy Tetley of Ludowici, 24–year–old Travis Stacey of Richmond Hill and

29–year–old Jeffrey Anderson Jr. of Garden City. Anderson Jr. was also wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff ’s Office at the time of his arrest. All three persons were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and are currently being held at the Chatham County Detention Center. • Two Savannah men are in custody after a three–block foot chase and a police canine bite between East 37th and 38th streets just after 5 p.m. Thursday. Jeffery Williams, 23, and Marvin Bryant, 22, were arrested following the incident and charges continue to mount. The black Toyota Camry they apparently stole from Savannah Toyota after a burglary Dec. 7 was recovered undamaged in the 500 block of East 37th Street, along with two handguns and two laptop computers. One of the weapons had been reported stolen. Police are researching the other items. Officers, canine officers, a Georgia state trooper and police helicopter

Eagle One closed in on Medical Center the Camry that had sped after the 6 p.m. away from police several shooting. After times since it was stolen. treatment he was Williams, the driver, charged with pospulled to the curb when session of a firearm he realized the helicopter by a convicted was following the car and felon. Jeffrey Anderson was one of the two men ran from Police are asking CNT by sted arre ral seve 37th Street through Seiler the public’s help in Avenue to West 38th Street locating Charles where they encountered a Leonard Mobley, 18, of a Stokes perimeter set up by police. Street address. Baker told police he Bryant clashed with K–9 Officer had been robbed by Mobley twice on Flash and was transported to MemoMonday and Tuesday in Yamacraw, rial University Medical Center for during which Mobley fired a shot at treatment of bite wounds. Precinct him. On Thursday he was walking on detectives are investigating several Factor’s Walk and smoking marijuana burglaries and robberies to determine when he encountered Mobley and if the two suspects were involved in the two exchanged gunshots at each other crimes. other. Baker was shot in the foot and ran to a restaurant on River Street for • The victim is in custody and a aid. Mobley is described as a black search is on for his assailant after two male, about 5–5 and 145 pounds with days of confrontations in Yamacraw brown hair and eyes. He may have a Village led to shots on Factors Walk. slight mustache. cs Maurice Leonard Baker, 25, of a Give anonymous crime tips to Holland Drive address was transCrimestoppers at 234-2020 ported to Memorial University

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Your friend got the numbers a little messed up, but yes, a claim along these lines appeared in a scientifically reputable source. My initial reaction, like yours, was to scoff. However, as the Teeming Millions know, the ridiculous is often the gateway to knowledge. Let’s see what we can learn. The source of your friend’s claim is undoubtedly an article entitled “Crouching Over the Toilet Seat; Prevalence Among British Gynaecological Outpatients and its Effect Upon Micturition” by K.H. Moore et al, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1991. Moore and associates surveyed 528 women attending gynecology clinics in northern England and found that only two percent said they’d sit directly on a public toilet seat. That’s not to say 98 percent were hoverers; 12 percent would sit once they’d covered the seat with paper. The remaining 85 percent, though . . . well, the paper says “crouched” rather than “hovered,” a poor choice of terms in my opinion, but we’ll come back to that. Anyway, 37 percent did this even when at a friend’s house. Views on the above phenomenon may be categorized as follows: 1. This is bad. That was basically the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s take. An accompanying editorial note pointed out the consequences of crouching: “[U]rine flow rate . . . was decreased by 21 percent and [retained

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A friend and I have been arguing about female squeamishness in public washrooms. He claims he read somewhere that 98 percent of women refuse to have contact with the toilet and instead hover above the seat. I said this was ridiculous, and the women I have asked agree. However, I’m working with a small dataset. My friend refuses to back down, insisting he got this factoid from a scientifically reputable source, although naturally he’s unable to produce it. What’s the straight dope? — Luke, Washington, D.C.

urine] volume more than doubled.” The immediate concern was that crouching would throw off evaluation of urinary tract problems, and to my mind the whole notion suggests an unhealthy mental state. 2. This is ridiculous. My main sources here are (a) Ms. Adams and (b) respondents to a poll we posted on the Straight Dope Message Board. Ms. Adams, who considers herself to be in the mainstream of American womanhood, said she spread tissue on public toilet seats until about 10 years ago, hovering only in cases of dire necessity; now she just sits. Of the 145 respondents to the SDMB poll, 83 percent said they’d sit on a public toilet seat without any paper covering (presumably after wiping it where needed). Only seven percent reported they would use a paper cover or toilet tissue, seven percent might hover depending on circumstances, and only three percent hovered consistently. This may be an expression of the icy resolve for which SDMB women are known, or reveal a difference between British and American customs; it could be, too, that the Moore study reflected the norm for its time, and the women of 2012 are made of sterner stuff than the delicate flowers of 1991. 3. Squatting, if not necessarily crouching or hovering, is good. We New World provincials need to understand that sitting on a porcelain throne is not how most of the world does its business. “Squat toilets,” which can range from a hole in the ground to a floor-mounted bowl with flushing apparatus, are common in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. They even make appearances in Europe, where, like good public transport, universal health care, and tolerance of same-sex marriage, they strike American visitors as foreign, creepy, and wrong. True, sitting toilets now account for the majority of accommodations in Japan (using technology that makes the average American fixture look like a tin can), and no doubt this increasingly will be the case elsewhere. Use of an ordinary squat toilet also has its drawbacks. Nonetheless—and I realize this is the same reasoning typically employed by Fox News pundits— it’s closer to how we’ve mostly done things for the past million years. CS

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news of the weird Needing a Lift Update: Gary Medrow, 68, has periodically surfaced in News of the Weird since 1991 for his unique behavior of using a false identity to persuade Milwaukee-area strangers over the phone to lift other strangers off the ground — behavior for which he has occasionally been jailed and ordered to psychiatric care. After a recent period of calm, Medrow slipped in November and was charged with impersonating a photojournalist to convince two Cedarburg (Wis.) High School students to hoist each other on their shoulders (and four similar incidents were under investigation). At an earlier hearing, Medrow said that his “addiction” helps him to relieve tension and anxiety.

The Continuing Crisis • Floyd Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted murder in an odd scene in a New York City courtroom in November. Johnson has only one leg, and had been charged with stabbing a fellow homeless shelter resident who has no legs. Johnson’s public-defender lawyer (who caught the case at random) has only one leg, also. Johnson said he was taking the plea in part because of excruciating leg pain — in the leg he doesn’t have (“phantom leg” syndrome), and Johnson’s lawyer said he suffers from the same thing. (The lawyer subsequently filed to withdraw the guilty plea because the pain had clouded his client’s judgment.) • Amber Roberts, 30, a resident of

the unit for the criminally insane at upgrade, warning that in the event Eastern State Hospital in Spokane, of war or other catastrophe, the birds Wash., informed officials in November would be a valuable messaging netthat “I (just now) murdered someone, work. (Pigeons have been used at times but you’re going to have to find him.” in the current Syrian civil war.) Until As staff members searched the facilvery recently, according to a November ity, Roberts offered to help by shouting Wall Street Journal dispatch, pigeons “hot,” “cold,” “you’re getting warmer,” wearing harnesses had been used by a and so forth. Roberts yelled “Hot!” as hospital in Normandy to ferry blood they closed in on the room samples to a testing lab containing the body of a (a 25-minute flight). 56-year-old patient that Awesome Roberts then admitted strangling. (However, a Jason Schall, 38, who how’s that few days later in court, she has retired as a finannew year’s pleaded not guilty.) cial planner and now resolution • Tunisia’s Ministry for devotes his energy to holding up? Women and Family Affairs fishing, had a spectacudemanded in October lar week in September that the government proswhen he won a catchecute the publisher of the and-release tournachildren’s magazine Qaws ment in Charleston, Quzah (“Rainbow”), aimed S.C., came within 1 1/2 at ages 5 to 15, for an inches of a world record article in the then-current on another catch, and issue on how to construct was notified of recently a gasoline bomb (aka the setting two Nevada state “Molotov cocktail” in records for largest fish America). The country caught. Schall’s coup de has been rocked by the same kind of grace, he told the Charleston Post and upheaval experienced in other Arab Courier, came a few days later when countries, except less so since its longhe caught a redfish while sitting on his time president stepped down rather living room sofa in Daniel Island, S.C., quickly in January 2011. watching a Clemson football game • Notwithstanding its nuclear subwith a pal. He had run a line with bait marines, ballistic missiles and spy satthrough a crack in the door, through ellites, France maintains Europe’s last his yard into the lake behind his home. “squadron” of military carrier pigeons. Legislator Jean-Pierre Decool lauds the pigeons and campaigns for their

Suspicions Confirmed Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found recently in tests that 10th-grade students who play video games (especially shooting and sports games) regularly score just as high in robotic surgery dexterity as resident doctors. The lead researcher said that surgery simulations (for example, suturing) have built-in unpredictability, for training purposes, but since complex video games are laden with unpredictability, players logging at least two hours a day with the joystick in fact may even slightly outperform the residents.

Oops! • How Drunk Do You Have to Be? (1) College student Courtney Malloy, 22, was rescued in November after getting stuck at about 1 a.m. trying to cut between two buildings in Providence, R.I. The space between City Sports and FedEx Kinko’s was 8 to 9 inches, said firefighters, who found Malloy horizontal and about 2 feet off the ground and “unable” to explain how she got there. (2) Leslie Newton, 68, was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol officers near St. Augustine in December while driving erratically. He also had a portion of a traffic sign embedded in his skull after colliding with it. (In both cases, officers said they believed the victims to be intoxicated.) CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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Seven guys, seven instruments. Separate lives. Families. Jobs and careers. Other bands. Flying as ever in the face of logic, the Savannah band Superhorse has assembled once more to blast the Jinx with sharp and sinewy rock ‘n’ roll. The show is Saturday, Jan. 5, with California’s Whiskey Pills Fiasco. The song title that best describes the Superhorse manifesto, says drummer Jim Reed, is “Still is Still Moving to Me,” from Willie Nelson’s seminal 1993 album Across the Borderline

(check it out; you’ll be glad you did). The phrase “still is still moving” sounds just about right to these guys. “The fact that we’re still around, and we still can get together from time to time and write songs and play shows is some sort of bizarre rock ‘n’ roll triumph,” Reed laughs. The thing is, Superhorse came alive in 1994, a different age entirely in the historical annals of Savannah music. An offshoot of the richly bizarre GAM, Superhorse was — and is — more purely rock ‘n’ roll than its parent outfit. Superhorse spent a good part of 1990s riding hard on top of the scene.

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rehearsals. And they can be very emotional rehearsals. “So usually by the time the show comes around, we’ve sort of had our recommended yearly allowance of each other’s company. I mean that in totality as group, because we all love each other, we’re friends and all that stuff, but it’s a pressure cooker to get ready for these shows. “So after we play the show, it’s like we all just retreat to our neutral corners, and it takes a while before we can consider the notion of getting together and doing that again.”

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An American who spent several teenage years in Savannah, Technical Sgt. Young is currently stationed at a base in Cambridge, England, part of an administrative unit called Command and Control. The 36–year–old loves his military life, but he can’t ignore the fact that that he’s just a naturally funny guy, a quick–witted soldier who enjoys making his buddies laugh. David Young’s career, Part 2: Standup comedy. He’ll be in Savannah Saturday, Jan. 5, for the Wormhole’s monthly “Comedy Planet” show. Also on the bill: Spark Mann (BET Comic View, Comics Unleashed) and Savannah’s own Phil “Conquistadork” Keeling. Although Young’s not a native, much of his extended family is in Savannah and the surrounding area. In fact, he says, he might have as many as 30 family members in the audience on Jan. 5. With the exception of a pair of quick–hit Open Mic nights in Kansas a year or two ago, he has never performed in the United States before. Certainly not as a featured comic. His major tours of duty have included the Netherlands, Panama, Hungary, Turkey, and Iraq during the Gulf War. Dude, that’s serious business. How do you find time to be funny? David Young: The people that are in the military tend to have a gallows sense of humor. A lot of times people will say “I don’t like this. I’m not going to do this any more” and just put it to the side. Whereas more often we’re forced to deal with stuff. So we just suck it up and do it, but while we’re doing it we’ll make fun of it or point out how stupid it is ... you know what I mean? It keeps you sane

“How y’all doing tonight? From my accent, I guess you can tell that I’m an ...” Somebody will yell out “American,” and I’ll go “Asshole is the word I was looking for, but American’s close enough.” Then I say “Yah, but at least I’m not French,” and they get a big laugh out of that. There’s a lot of differences between the British and American styles. I’m a lot more fast–paced, jokes–per– minute sort of guy, and they’re more about storytelling and wordplay. Puns are massive, and they kill over here. What are your plans for the immediate future?

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by having an outlet. Early on, before I started doing standup, I would do these newsletters. I’d write these fake news stories that would be very tongue–in–cheek, making fun of policies or other things. Always a little borderline, always stirring the conflict a little bit. I did my first standup set when I was in Iraq. They had a talent competition called Ali Idol — because it was at Ali Air Base — people sang and did other things. I went up and did five minutes of standup and a five–minute parody song, and it went over really well. I won that, and I thought well, maybe I can really give this a go.

it, a British guy, and he said “Yeah, I’m doing it for the ex–pat communities in these big cities like Budapest and Prague.” So he flies in comedians from the U.K., Ireland, Australia. He brings in a headliner and an opener, and they do each city once a month. After I did five minutes, he said “You know, I don’t have a regular middle act. I can’t afford to fly somebody else in.” I became his go–to middle act. It gave me a chance to A, to get five minutes in front of a crowd, and B, I was working between established U.K. acts. So I started to talk to them, and pick their brains. I did that for about six months, and I got orders to the U.K.

An air base full of soldiers is one thing, or a club in England, but how do you do standup in a city in, say, Hungary?

I would imagine an American standup is kind of unique in British clubs.

David Young: I got really lucky. I saw an advertisement for a new English– language comedy night in Budapest. I called up the guy who was doing

David Young: I have to win them over. I mean, they’re excited about a U.K. act, and I think they do pay more attention. I tell the emcee not to tell them that I’m American. My first bit, I say

David Young: The worst thing that could happen to me right now is somebody comes up and says “I loved your set — how would you like to do a sitcom?” I’d be like “Awesome ... but I can’t.” I’ve got two years and 10 months till I retire and I’m not walking away from the Air Force. So I’ve got to bide my time a little bit. But I’m using that time to get better, to write more material, to network more. I’m deploying again in a month. I’m going to Qatar for six months — I won’t really be able to do any comedy. There’s not a lot of standup going on in the Middle East. Basically, I’ll be writing. And I bought a bunch of high–end podcast equipment — I’m going to get over there and stay creative. More than likely, after my two years I’m going to come back to the States, go to school and do comedy. I want to finish up my degree; the Air Force G.I. bill is going to pay for that. I want to be doing school during the day, and basically find a comedy club that I can work at night. Sort of get my foot in the door. CS Comedy Planet Spark Mann, David Young, Phil Keeling Where: Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. When: At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 (seating starts at 7:30) Admission: $15 (tickets at comedyplanet. bpt.me) David Young Online: sophmoronic.drupalgardens.com

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Chelsea Light Moving to the third annual Savannah Stopover. It’s the opening–night show, March 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Stopover, in fact, is looking particularly sweet in 2013. The Athens collective of Montreal makes its Savannah debut with a free Forsyth Park concert March 8. The March 7–9 indie–fest also includes appearances by The Whigs, Ben Solee, Country Mice, Ponderosa, the Last Bison, Ambassadors and, literally, dozens of others.

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One of these days, we’ll hear from the Savannah Music Festival about the “popular music” shows to be added to the already–announced 2013 fest, March 20–April 6. In recent years, these have included the Avett Brothers, She & Him and Band of Horses. They’re always added after the main festival announcement. We’re crossing our fingers for the likes of Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons or Fleet Foxes. But the announcement hasn’t been made yet, so that’s just the Connect wish list. The announced shows, however, are pretty great. These include


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Some of the country’s premiere vocalists line up for the American Traditions Competition, Jan. 15–19. March 12 is going to be a busy day at the Savannah Civic Center. On that Tuesday evening, monster rock bands Shinedown and Three Days Grace will be shredding in the MLK Arena, while Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty will be center–stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. That quirky Jonathan Richman makes his semi–annual pilgrimage to Savannah on Valentine’s Day (that’s

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Feb. 14 at the Wormhole), and Celtic Woman returns for a bit of heavenly Irish music May 3 (Johnny Mercer Theatre). Also in the Mercer, on May 13 and 14, is a show that some consider a concert — Blue Man Group. On March 2, the Trustees Garden’s the site for the third annual A–Town Get Down, with great local acts and headliner Loudon Wainwright III. For A Night in Vienna, Feb. 1 at the Trustees Theater, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will be augmented by Sara Peeples (soprano) and Ian O’Brien (tenor).

Comedy

How often does it happen that we see two of America’s best (and most popular) standup comedians within a month (more or less) or each other. Robin Williams will be at the Johnny Mercer Theatre Feb. 2, with Jerry Seinfeld booked there March 7.

Festivals

Full of cool, creative gizmos and gizmo-makers, the Telfair Museum’s Pulse: Art and Technology Festival happens Jan. 30–Feb. 4, at the Jepson Center for the Arts. The Savannah Book Festival takes place Feb. 14–17, and includes Trustees Theater speeches from Dave Barry (Feb. 14), bestselling author James Patterson (Alex Cross ) and

Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney (a kids’ event Feb. 16). The St. Patrick’s Day parade falls on a Saturday this year (March 16) which, naturally, opens up a world of possibilities.

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The touring Broadway shows coming out way include the first Savannah appearance of Monty Python’s Spamalot (Jan. 28, Johnny Mercer Theatre). Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance follows on March 13. Savannah’s ever–healthy community and college theater season has some cool stuff, too. Bay Street Theatre has Shel’s Shorts, its second collection of off–kilter works by the late Shel Silverstein, Jan. 24–27, plus A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer Feb. 15–17. April 19–28, Bay Street’s doing the musical comedy version of Reefer Madness. The Collective Face is putting on the C.S. Lewis drama Shadowlands (March 8–23) and Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice (May 10–25). On the SCAD drama desk: Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen, Feb. 14–17; The Three Musketeers, Feb. 28–March 3; and Urinetown The Musical, May 23–26. And at Armstrong Atlantic State University, the big season musical is Spring Awakening, April 11–21. CS

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Pooler’s very suburban population was a natural fit for franchise eats. Following quick–build fast food joints, the big venues — with huge portions and cheap prices — brought Poolerians to the table. Now, as the market shakes out, more and more locally-owned restaurants are cropping up with ethnic flavors and made–to–order appeal. One of those is Wasabi Fusion, one of a group of family–owned Japanese fusion restaurants that dot Savannah. This new location is inviting and comforting with its shades of green– painted walls, earth–toned tile floors and just enough seats to make this a viable business model. And, like its sister restaurant on MLK Blvd., this location’s sushi chefs are masterful at creating beautiful plates of rolled rice, fresh fish and vegetables. Ms. TJ and I joined friends for dinner one chilly night last week and sampled a wide portion of the menu, from savory but austere mushroom

soup to a simple teriyaki meal of steak and shrimp. In between I worked over the sushi menu with three selections. Unagi (eel) nigiri is one of my favorites and this pair of rolls did not disappoint. I love the texture of eel and the smoky flavor of the sauce. The brown and white rolls were in nice contrast to a pair of crimson masago (smelt roe) that popped with freshness and flavor. My Dragon Roll (made with deepfried soft shell crab) was a thing of beauty — and a far different interpretation of construction than I’ve seen from other sushi chefs. This brave dragon head jeered up at me from the plate and sacrificed an array of flavors and textures. This is what sushi is all about: Variety, color, design, freshness and above all, flavor. Ms. TJ was equally satisfied with her vegetarian Green Roll of avocado, cucumber, cream cheese and a topping of kiwi fruit. The presentation was simple, but elegant and perfectly executed.

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In writer–director Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann (aka Mrs. Judd Apatow) owned their roles as Pete and Debbie, the gently squabbling but lovable couple who provided support to the leads played by Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. In This Is 40, billed as “the sort–of sequel to Knocked Up,” the credits still state Pete and Debbie but the actors seem to be playing different characters – they appear to be playing the real–life Apatow clan. Rudd stars as an exaggerated Judd Apatow; Mann stars as an exaggerated Leslie Mann; and, as Pete and Debbie’s kids Sadie and Charlotte, Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow star as ... well, you get the drift.

Basically an ego–tripping home movie, This Is 40 strips Pete and Debbie of all their charm and manages the near–impossible task of making warm, winning performers like Rudd and Mann obnoxious and off–putting. Presumably a look at the hardships endured by a couple faced with career stress, financial strains and familial strife (Albert Brooks and John Lithgow make welcome appearances as the dads of, respectively, Pete and Debbie), this caters almost exclusively to folks with the moneyed zip codes 90067, 90210 and 90077, as the picture succeeds in taking the term “first– world problems” to previously uncharted terrain. The film runs a punishing 135 minutes, and that length only exists so Apatow can include scenes of his real–life wife and daughters dancing to their favorite songs in the comfort of their home, or provide improv opportunities to members of his clique (can anybody explain Charlyne Yi’s restaurant scene?). At least when filmmakers used to indulge themselves, the results would be on the order of Federico Fellini’s 8–1/2 or George Lucas’ American Graffiti. These days, celluloid navel–gazing is more likely to be met with audience eye–rolling and shoulder–shrugging.

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Eagerly anticipated in some circles while dreaded in others, this long–gestating adaptation of the musical stage smash (itself based on the Victor Hugo novel) contains some powerhouse sequences and a couple of standout performances but also suffers from a bloated second half and at least one casting decision that’s impossible to defend. Oscar–winning director Tom Hooper, better at handling the small–scale challenges of The King’s Speech than the massive spectacle of this project, employs obvious CGI theatrics for the opener, wherein 19th–century French convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is seen toiling on a ship under the watchful eye of the merciless lawman Javert (Russell Crowe). Circumstances that occur after his release allow Valjean to reinvent himself as a wealthy and compassionate man, although the gig is up once Javert comes back into his life. Regardless of his own increasingly cumbersome troubles, Valjean will not break the vow he made to the tragic Fantine (Anne Hathaway) to protect and care for her daughter Cosette at all costs. This becomes harder once Cosette comes of age (now played by Amanda Seyfried) and falls for a headstrong revolutionary (Eddie Redmayne). As Javert, Crowe is an unmitigated disaster, and his strained voice, pinched expressions and physical immobility suggest that someone off–camera was forcing him to participate by pointing a gun at his head. As the comic– relief characters of the crooked Thenardiers, a little of Sweeney Todd co–stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter goes a long way, while Seyfried and Redmayne makes no impression whatsoever as the young lovers. Fortunately, Jackman is potent in the leading role, and it’s nice to see Hollywood taking


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With Tom Cruise whipping off his shirt and flexing his muscles with all the eager–to–please zestiness of Taylor Lautner doing likewise in the Twilight franchise, it’s clear that Jack Reacher is a vanity project of the highest order. But it’s also a movie full of pleasant surprises, not the least being a key supporting role for German director Werner Herzog . This adaptation of Lee Child’s One Shot is more intelligent than most of the daft murder–mysteries appearing on screen, with the protagonists actually involved in some genuine sleuthing rather than having all the clues conveniently dropping into their lap or cracking the case through some ludicrous coincidences. The thrust here is that a former army sniper (Joseph Sikora) stands accused of killing five random people (yes, the opening sequence featuring the shootings is indeed unsettling), and only Jack Reacher (Cruise), an ex–military investigator living off society’s radar, can prove his innocence. But the twists begin right away, with the revelation that Reacher appears on the scene ready to “bury” the man, not set him free. From here, the movie refreshingly takes its time laying out the requisite groundwork in terms of characters and conspiracies (but takes too much time on a car chase that’s well–executed but nevertheless overstays its welcome), with such figures as a defense lawyer (Rosamund Pike), her district attorney dad (Richard Jenkins) and a shooting–range owner (Robert Duvall) impacting the proceedings.

HITCHCOCK

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A more accurate title for this cinematic claptrap would have been Psycho and the Unmaking of Alfred Hitchcock. While purportedly taking a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Master of Suspense’s best movie, it’s often so risible that it’s no wonder I initially misread the name of the director, Sacha Gervasi, as Sacha Baron Cohen. Hitchcock promises to give us the

back story surrounding the unlikely success of Psycho, kicking off when the portly director (played by Anthony Hopkins) is basking in the afterglow of 1959’s North By Northwest and trying to figure out his next project. Hitchcock meets resistance from all corners, including, initially, his wife and frequent (uncredited) collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). But little by little, it all comes together, and the rest is film history. Unfortunately, the history seen on screen often differs wildly from the history that actually took place. Certainly, the director’s lust for the ladies led to some unpleasantness in his life, but as depicted here, he’s less a great artist and more a lecherous pervert who drills peepholes into his actresses’ dressing room walls. The scenes that actually bother to deal with the filming of Psycho are entertaining and at least provide a respite from the turgid melodrama polluting the rest of the film. James D’Arcy’s turn as Anthony Perkins is note-perfect (too bad his screen time totals less than 15 minutes), and although Scarlett Johansson looks nothing like Janet Leigh, her performance can’t be faulted. The striking, domineering Mirren is actually miscast as the diminutive, meek Alma, but they obviously wanted an Oscarbait actress for the role, so there ya go. Hopkins isn’t the train wreck that his casting might have suggested, but while he’s superficially amusing, it’s a performance that goes no deeper than the fat suit swallowing his body.

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Even acknowledging the hardship of finding suitable roles for women over 40 in Hollywood, it’s difficult to believe that The Guilt Trip was the best that Barbra Streisand could nab for her first leading role since 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces (with only supporting turns in two Fockers flicks in the interim). The entertainment icon plays Joyce Brewster, a widow whose favorite pastime is doting on her grown son Andrew (Seth Rogen). An inventor hoping to turn his product – the awkwardly named Scieoclean – into the next big thing, Andrew travels cross–country in order to meet with marketing executives for various corporations who might be interested in stocking it. He elects to take

his kvetching mom with him, which allows her nonstop opportunities to embarrass her son by questioning his business decisions in front of company officials. Streisand and Rogen work well together and the movie is free of the coarseness that has come to define modern comedy. But it’s also free of laughs – a deadly strike since the dramatic moments prove to be even more feeble.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

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Opting to divide J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit – a slim work compared to the gargantuan The Lord of the Rings — into three films reeks of a cash grab, but considering the piece gathers steam after a lethargic opening, it seems likely that the subsequent entries will maintain the stride and emerge more balanced than this outing. In this prequel to the Rings trilogy, Ian McKellen again portrays the wise wizard Gandalf, electing to help a gang of dwarves take back their home (and all the riches therein) from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Gandalf ’s intuition tells him that the dwarves will only succeed in their task if the hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) accompanies them on their journey. A homebody averse to adventure, Bilbo reluctantly agrees to join the band of merry men, and soon they’re off coping with orcs, trolls, rock creatures and CGI wolves borrowed from the Twilight hard drive. Because he’s swelling this tale out to three movies that will each doubtless clock in near the three–hour mark (this first one’s 168 minutes), Oscarwinnnig director Peter Jackson treads a lot of water, never more obviously than in the prolonged early stretch when the dwarves first meet Bilbo by invading his home like American Pie teenagers searching for a house party. Once the group bids adieu to safety, though, the movie picks up with an endless stream of action set– pieces. While there’s theoretically a sameness about the setups (band sees impending danger, band runs, band is forced to fight, band is saved at last moment, repeat cycle), Jackson expertly stages each one in a way that cumulatively reaches its crescendo with a climactic battle against some particularly nasty orcs.

Perhaps in an effort to further bridge this film with The Lord of the Rings (or, again, maybe just to pad the running time), Jackson and his co– scripters include familiar faces that weren’t even in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Frodo (Elijah Wood), the older Bilbo (Ian Holm), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Saruman (Christopher Lee) all turn up, and their appearances are superfluous in the extreme. On the other hand, Gollum (Andy Serkis) does appear in Tolkien’s text, and his scene confronting a lost Bilbo is one of the highlights of the film. Jackson and his collaborators have made a film that’s often entertaining but can never quite shake the stigma of being a footnote to The Lord of the Rings trilogy that earned billions of dollars and won handfuls of Oscars.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

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Writer-director David O. Russell follows The Fighter with a disarming seriocomedy about Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), a former teacher who’s been released after a stint in a mental facility. Pat lost it after catching his wife Nikki (Brea Bee) in the shower with a fellow instructor, and no one’s quite sure if he’s really ready to be back in the real world again. His dad, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), suffers from OCD, resulting in a prickly relationship between the pair. Pat eventually meets someone who’s apparently as off-kilter as himself: Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who’s had her own share of mood swings ever since the death of her husband. Adapted by Russell from Matthew Quick’s novel, Playbook easily overcomes its familiar beats (a sports brawl, a missed appointment, a climactic competition) thanks to a real attention to character detail, a nonjudgmental approach to all the flaws plaguing the players, and a cast that works beautifully together. Chris Tucker is a welcome addition as Pat’s buddy from his institution days, while De Niro’s late-career mugging actually works for a character who spends every moment fretting over the fortunes of the Philadelphia Eagles. Cooper’s fine as well, although it’s Lawrence who explodes off the screen. Already a franchise star due to both The Hunger Games and X-Men: First Class, she’s likewise solid gold in Silver. CS

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advantage of his versatility. Yet the showstopper is Hathaway, who’s tremendous in the disappointingly small part of Fantine. She breaks your heart with her emotionally exposed turn.

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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

A group of conservative political activists that meets the 13th of each month at Tubby’s restaurant, 2909 River Drive in Thunderbolt, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We are dedicated to the preservation of the U. S. Constitution and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. See our Facebook page or call Michael or Elizabeth at 912.604.4048. All are welcome. [062712]

Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Satisfied, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us! DrinkingLiberally.org [113012]

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit www.savannahyoungrepublican.com or call Allison Quinn at 912-3083020. [062712]

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&D Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. Business Meeting 6:00pm. January meeting is on January 7, 2013. All are welcome, please join us to discuss our agenda for the year 2013. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728 for additional info. [121812]

Veterans for Peace Monthly Meeting

The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Satisfied, (formerly Loco’s Deli and Grill), 301 Broughton St. at 7p.m. on the last Monday of each month. VFP is a national organization of men and women of all eras, branches of service, and duty stations that works to expose the true costs of war and to support veterans and civilian victims. 303550-1158 for more info. [121612]

Benefits Diamond Ball Fundraiser for Cancer Survivor Makeovers

Saturday, January 12, 7 - 10 pm, the Survivor Glam Squad hosts the “Diamond Ball” to raise money for the Cancer Survivor Makeovers aboard the 2013 Fashion Fundraiser Cruise. Benefiting the American Cancer Society of the Coastal Empire. Location: Mackey House in Savannah, Georgia from 7-10pm. Every person that purchases a ticket to the Ball will be able to nominate a local female cancer survivor to go on the cruise. Tickets: $40 Includse heavy hors d’oeuvres, music by Liquid Ginger, and nomination form. Cash bar and silent auction. Information/tickets: www.survivorglamsquad. org. or 912-355-5196 or email: jessica.thomas@cancer.org.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. www.forsythfarmersmarket.com or email Kristin@forsythfarmersmarket.com for information. [091512]

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma Class to raise money for local charities. The Karma Class is held each Monday night during the regular 6:30 p.m. class. Students pay $5 to participate in the class, and all proceeds are donated to a local charity. A different charity is selected each month. Information: bikramyogasavannah.com or 912344-1278/912-356-8280. [072212]

Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation

The 5K and 10K is a race through many Savannah neighborhoods, finishing with a fun-filled celebration for participants, family, and friends. Registration savings for early birds, military, first responders, students and children under 12. Race registration is open at Fleet Feet Savannah and Active.com as well the Historic Savannah Foundation website. www.myhsf. org/special-events/seacrest-race/ Or see the Facebook page. Registration fees: $35-45

Third Annual Tybee Island Pajama Party & Pub Crawl

Friday January 11, 2013. Start at Spanky’s Restaurant at 8pm. We’ll move to different bars every hour and a half. 50/50 Raffle, prizes, Best PJ’s Contest. Wear your pajamas! A benefit for “Help One of Our Own,” a local charity that offers money to needy recipients for expensive medical procedures. Information: joeladdis@ gmail.com or saltartisan@gmail.com

Yates-Astro Resolution Race 5K Trail Run & Walk at Bethesda Academy

Saturday, January 5, at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue. A 5K trail run and walk through 3.1 miles of roads, grass and gravel paths along the marsh, treelines, cattle pastures and organic farm. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Board of Bethesda for the purpose of enriching and improving the lives of the boys at Bethesda Academy. Register online at Active. com or at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, located at 3405 Waters Ave. Race packet pickup on Friday, January 4 at Fleet Feet Sports. Race starts at 8 a.m.; Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Fee: $25 through Dec 25, 2012. $35 from Dec 26 Jan 5. Information: www.bethesdaacademy.org or 912-351-2061.

Call for Entries Cactus Flower Auditions

Armstrong Masquers (theatre company at Armstrong Atlantic State University) will be hosting auditions for Abe Burrow’s romantic comedy “Cactus Flower” on January 9 and 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Callbacks will be held on January 11. Open to both students and non-students. All roles are available. Interested parties should arrive early and have either a 30 second comedic monologue prepared or be ready to read from sides on site. Performance dates will be February 14 - 17. Location: Jenkins Theatre on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. Information: 912-344-2556.

Participants Sought for National Cancer Research Effort

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) seeks participants in Savannah to be part of a nationwide cancer research effort surveying up to 500,000 people across the U.S. The survey will occur in the final week of February 2013. Men and women, ages 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed. The two-part study consists of a 30-minute in-person waist measurement and blood test, and an at-home questionnaire. Follow-up surveys will be sent

to participants every few years to track changes in health, lifestyle, and other situations. CPS-3 is the third major initiative of this study that began in the 1950s (CPS-I) and began a new phase in 1982 (CPS-II). For more information, visit cps3savannah.com, email kitty.karr@ cancer.org, or call 912-355-5196.

email for details. 912-507-7138 or kbillustration@mac.com. [112512]

Indigo Sky Community Gallery seeks local writers and poets to participate in the spoken word performance “Blank Page Poetry—Words and Shadows.” Interested writers and poets please send an e-mail sample of your work and your contact info. Deadline is the first week of January. The event is at the end of January. Information: Jerome Meadows: 233-7659, www.indigoskycommunitygallery.com, galleryindigosky at aol.com.

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

Poets and Writers Wanted

Savannah Residents Invited to apply for Boards, Commissions, Authorities

Citizens interested in playing an active role in their local government are encouraged to apply for current openings on several Savannah City Council boards, commissions and authorities. The Clerk of Council accepts applications from Thursday, Jan. 3 until noon on Thursday, Jan. 31. These groups work on behalf of Council on various topics of interest to the community, providing guidance or assisting in making decisions that impact daily life in Savannah. Citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and experience are needed to fill these important roles. Applications can be found on the City’s website, www.savannahga.gov/boards. For more information, contact the Clerk of Council at (912) 651-6442 or email clerkofcouncil@ savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Clay Classes: Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu

Handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles. Basic glazing and firing techniques. Contact Anita at 912-351-4578 email: sav.claystudio@ gmail.com. [120212]

Photography Classes

From beginner photography to advanced post-production classes for all levels, amateur to professional. $20 per person for a two hour session with at least 5 students per class. Contact 410-251-4421 or chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. A complete list of classes and class descriptions are available at http://www. chrismorrisphotography.com/photographyclasses. [082612]

“Keeping that New Year’s Resolution” Vision Workshop Learn simple techniques to help you stay on track through out the year. January 26, 12:30pm to 3pm, Registration fee $25 due at door. Location: 334 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405 Contact: Lydia Stone, Dream Builder Coach, 912-656-6383 or email rosesonthemove@gmail.com.

“The Mastery of Love” Study Group

A four-week study group of Miguel Ruiz’ practical guide to the Art of Relationship, facilitated by Lydia Stone, certified Dream Builder Coach.J anuary 17 thru February 7, 6:30pm to 8pm, Registration fee $45 due January 16. Location: 334 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405. Contact: Lydia Stone, 912-656-6383 or email rosesonthemove@gmail.com.

Art Classes and Lessons

Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or

Art Classes at the Studio School.

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. Learn more at thestudioschoolsavannah.com or contact Melinda: melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. 912-484-6415. [113012 For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056. [062812]

Be a Master Gardener

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Master Gardener Class, to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM-12:30PM from January 22nd thru April 4th, 2013 at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, and at the Lake Mayer Community Room. The cost is $145.00. For more information call 912-6527981. UGA’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences/Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. website: bamboo.caes.uga.edu

Beading Classes at Bead Dreamer Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. [062812]

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 http://www.ctcsavannah. com/ [062812]

Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction With a PhD in Music

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels of guitar student. Instructor is Dr.Brian Luckett, DMA classical guitar performance (www.brianluckett.com). Individual lessons in a private, quiet studio in the Starland area. All levels of lessons cover guitar technique, music theory (reading, rhythm etc.) and musicianship. General (folk/rock based) acoustic lessons also available but please, no electric instruments. Rates: $25.00 per half hour lesson; $45.00 per hour. Contact: brian@ brianluckett.com [102812]

Classical Drawing and Painting Workshop

A Classical Approach to Drawing and Painting the Figurem with James Langley. Feb 14-16 at The Studio School, 1319-B Bull Street. For more information visit: thestudioschoolsavannah.com, email: melindaborysevicz@gmail. com, or call: 912-484-6415.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

Regular classes on boat handling, boating safety & navigation offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn from the experts. For dates & more information, visit our web site: www.savannahaux.com or telephone Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656. [062812]

Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138. kbillustration@mac.com [062812]

DUI Prevention Group

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 or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $40/session. Information: 912-443-


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Students of all ages are invited to learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. Free. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 E Savannah. 912-897-3604. Contact: James Lavin or Minister John LaMaison www. islandschristian.org. [062812]

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah. com or 912-354-6686. [082612]

Family Values Workshop

Features 12 spiritual principles which help keep families united. Saturday, January 12, 12noon to 3pm, Registration fee $20 per family, Workbook $40. Location: 334 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405 Contact: Lydia Stone, Dream Builder Coach, 912-656-6383 or email rosesonthemove@gmail.com.

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. [062812]

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am and Wednesdays 6:00pm at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided. Dress for moving comfortably on the floor. Elaine Alexander, GCFP. 912223-7049 or elaine.alexander@ymail.com, www. feldenkrais.com. [120912]

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [062812]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [062812]

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987 [062812]

Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 through 18 and their parents. Classes start in August with registration in July. Classes offered in Guyton and Savannah. Go to www.CoastalEmpireMusic.com for more details. [062812]

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: 912-232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com [062812]

January Camera/Computer/I-Phone classes

Digital Imaging Basics, Intro to Computers, iPhone Essentials/Tips & Tricks. January courses offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-

5967, or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

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English for Second Language Classes

Learn to Speak Spanish

Spanish Instruction for Individuals or Groups and Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation. Classes held at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. An eclectic range of tools used in each session, including: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, and interactive web media. Instruction tailored to student needs. Flexible scheduling. Information and pricing: 912-541-1337. [062412]

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Music Lessons for All Instruments

Rody’s Music is now offering music lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. 7700 Abercorn St. For more information call 912-352-4666 or email kristi@awsav. com. [051912]

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, drums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, flute, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail.com. [062812]

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. [062812]

Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publishing your work. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes and mentoring, as well as manuscript critique, ebook formatting and more. Send an email to pmasoninsavannah@gmail. com for pricing and scheduling information. [062812]

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or www.savannahsclayspot.com [062812]

Professional Development Courses in February

“Beginning Project Management,” “Social Media for Small Business,” and “Microsoft Word 1” These February courses are offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-713-2718 for more information. [062812]

SAT Prep Courses in January

“Math Prep for the SAT” and “Critical Reading Prep for the SAT” begin in late January. Courses offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Saturday at 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds, and better investing. Meetings take place at Panera Bread on Bull and Broughton. Contact us at charlesfund@gmail.com for more information. [062812]

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All

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Sewing Classes

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Sewing Classes at Savannah Sewing Academy

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Industry Standard Sewing Courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,Pants Jackets, Dresses, Blouses, Vest, Alteration Classes. Held at Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street. Information: www.savsew. com or 912-290-0072. [121312]

Sewing Lessons

Personalized sewing lessons for your individual goals/needs. Any age or ability. Lessons given in my home. 912-358-8989 or lr_bryant@yahoo.com. E-mail preferred. [110312]

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently 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. Fridays 5.30-8-30pm, Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W State St Savannah, 3rd floor. 786-247-9923 www. anitraoperadiva.com [062512]

Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Spanish courses to professionals in the Savannah area offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in series. “Beginner Spanish for Professionals” course. Introductory price $155 + Textbook ($12.95) Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed & Native Speaker. Registration: www. conquistador-spanish.com Fee: $155.00 Meets in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive.

Spiritual Economics--Eight Weeks Course

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Visual Arts Classes and Workshops Now Registering

City of Savannah’s S.P.A.C.E. visual arts classes and workshops now registering for January/February classes. Teen jewelry, children’s fibers and watercolor among new offerings. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Sessions begin Jan. 7 and run through Feb.15 and are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. studios located at 9 W. Henry Street. Three week and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, fibers, jewelry, painting and drawing. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/ arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Winter Term Classes for Professional and Personal Development Beginning Sign Language, Photoshop, Facebook for Beginners, Advanced Project Management, Short Story Writing, Creative

Writing, Drawing, and Photography. All courses offered Winter Term in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or jfogarty@ georgiasouthern.edu.

Writing and Drawing Classes in January “Creative Writing 1” and “Drawing 1” are some of the January courses offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

A two hour class for prospective moms and the person who will be with her during labor and delivery. Learn the stages of labor and delivery and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring an exercise ball. 1 - 3PM quarterly, on Saturdays at Savannah Yoga Center. First class, Jan 19. Course fee: $100 per couple. Contact: www.douladeliveries. com or call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or ann@douladeliveries.com. [121312]

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, godzillaunknown@gmail.com or visit www.avegost.com [062912]

Blindness and Low Vision: A Guide to Working, Living and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision will offer workshops to learn more about vision loss, services and technology available to participate more fully in the community and how as a community we can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques utilized by individuals with vision loss to access the community, Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness, Common Types of Vision Loss, How to support individuals who have vision loss to achieve their maximum independence, Low Vision Simulator Experiences, Blindfold Experiences, Resources. Free and Open to the Public. Information: www.SavannahCBLV. org. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton Street. [101412]

Buccaneer Region SCCA

The local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting 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 http:// buccaneerregion.org. [062912]

Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 308-6768 for more info. [062912]

Chatham Sailing Club

Meets the first Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah (across fom N. Cromwell Rd.) If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem! Information: http:// www.chathamsailing.org. [051912]

Drop N Circle Craft Night (formerly Stitch-N Group)

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Join us every Tuesday evening 5pm-8pm for crafting. Located at 6 West State Street (behind the CVS off of Wright Square in the historic district.) Enjoy the sharing of creativ-


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Energy Healers

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. http://www.meetup. com/SavannahEnergyHealers/ [062912]

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. [062912]

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area Korean War and 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. Honor Flight is seeking veterans interested in making a trip to Washington. For more info: (912) 596-1962 or www.honorflightsavannah.org [062912]

Islands MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Meets first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. Information or registration: call 912-898-4344 or kymmccarty@hotmail.com. http://www.mops.org/ [062912]

Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: https://sites.google.com/ site/islandsmops/ [062912]

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [062912]

ARIES

March 21–April 19 In 2013, I pledge to conspire with you to increase your mastery of the art of friendship. Together we will concentrate on making you an even stronger ally than you already are. We will upgrade your skill at expressing your feelings with open–hearted clarity, and in ways that don’t make people defensive. We will also inspire you to help others communicate effectively in your presence. I hope you understand that doing this work will empower you to accomplish feats that were never before possible for you.

TAURUS

April 20–May 20 Chickens and alligators share a common ancestor. Seventy million years ago, they were both archosaurs. That’s why chickens possess a gene that has the ability to grow teeth. A few years ago, a biological researcher at the University of Wisconsin managed to activate this capacity, inducing a few mutant chickens to sprout alligator teeth. I predict there will be a metaphorically comparable event happening for you in 2013, Taurus. The “chicken” part of you will acquire some of the gravitas of an alligator.

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“People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground,” said French novelist Marcel Proust. An attitude like that is always a barrier to growth, of course, but in 2013 it would be especially ill–advised for you Geminis. In order to win full possession of the many blessings that will be offering themselves to you, you will have to give up your solid footing and dive into the depths over and over again. That may sometimes be a bit nerve–racking. But it should also generate the most fun you’ve had in years.

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [062912]

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Call 786-4508. [062912]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer’s Salon meetings held on first Tuesday and third Wednesday. Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton St.). Call 233-6014 or visit Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for more info. [062912]

Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo.com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. [063012]

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

A new club formed to bring lovers of card games together to play games such as Spades, Hearts, Rummy, etc. We will meet every other Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13. E. Park Ave. Next meeting is July 19. Children are welcome. No fee. Information: 912-660-8585. [071512]

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training

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CANCER

June 21–July 22 Here’s the horoscope I hope to be able to write for you a year from now: You escaped the chains that kept you enslaved to your primary source of suffering. You broke the trance it kept you in, and you freed yourself from its demoralizing curse. Now you have forged a resilient new relationship with your primary source of suffering –– a relationship that allows

you to deal with it only when it’s healthy for you to do so and only when you feel strong enough to do it. Very nicely done! Congratulations! Excellent work!

LEO

July 23–Aug. 22 “In this world,” said Oscar Wilde, “there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” I’m counting on you to refute the last part of that questionable assertion, Leo. According to my analysis of the long–term astrological omens, you will definitely be getting what you want in the next six months. You will receive your prize . . . you will earn your badge . . . you will win a big game or claim your birthright or find your treasure. When that happens, I trust you will make sure it is an enduring blessing. There will be no sadness involved!

VIRGO

Aug. 23–Sept. 22 English poet Alfred Tennyson wrote so many memorable lines that he is among the top ten most frequently cited authors in *The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.* One of his most famous passages was “’Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all.” When he was on his death bed at age 83, his enigmatic last words were, “I have opened it.” Let’s make that declaration your mantra for the coming year, Virgo. In your case, it will have nothing to do with death, but just the opposite. It will be your way of announcing your entrance into a brighter, lustier, more fertile phase of your life. Try saying it right now: “I have opened it!”

LIBRA

Sept. 23–Oct. 22 Back in 1830, it was expensive to stay up and do things in your room after dark. To earn enough money to pay for the whale oil that would light your lamp for an hour, you had to work for 5.4 hours. And today? It’s cheaper. You have to put in less than a second of hard labor to afford an hour’s worth of light. I suspect that in 2013 there will be a similar boost in your ease at getting the light you need to illuminate your journey. I’m speaking metaphorically here, as in the insight that arises from your intuition, the emotional energy that comes from those you care about, and the grace of the Divine Wow. All that good stuff will be

increasing.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23–Nov. 21 “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life,” said Scorpio painter Georgia O’Keeffe, “and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” I think her declaration is excellent medicine for you. In 2013, you will have great potential for upgrading your relationship with your fears –– not necessarily suppressing them or smashing them, but rather using them more consistently as a springboard, capitalizing on the emotions they unleash, and riding the power they motivate you to summon.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

“Ambition can creep as well as soar,” said Irish philosopher Edmund Burke. That will be good for you to remember throughout 2013, Sagittarius. Later this year, the time may come for your ambition to soar –– in the month of April, for example, and again in the month of August. But for the foreseeable future, I think your ambition will operate best if you keep it contained and intense, moving slowly and gradually, attending to the gritty details with supreme focus.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19

In Tom Robbins’ book *Skinny Legs and All,* one of the characters, Ellen Cherry, has a conversation with a voice in her head. The voice gives her a piece of advice: “The trick is this: keep your eye on the ball. Even when you can’t see the ball.” I think that happens to be excellent counsel for you to heed during the next six months, Capricorn. You may not always be able to figure out what the hell is going on, but that shouldn’t affect your commitment to doing the right thing. Your job is to keep your own karma clean and pure –– and not worry about anyone else’s karma.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20–Feb. 18

I’ll be bold and predict that 2013 will be a time when you’ll discover more about the art of happiness than you have in years. Here are some clues to get you started. 1. “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” –Agnes Repplier. 2. “There is only one

way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things that are beyond the power of our will.” –Epictetus. 3. “For the rational, healthy person, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.” –Nathaniel Branden. 4. “Our happiness springs mainly from moderate troubles, which afford the mind a healthful stimulus, and are followed by a reaction which produces a cheerful flow of spirits.” –E. Wigglesworth. 5. “Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one–directionally, without regret or reservation.” –William H. Sheldon. 6. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” –Charles Kingsley.

PISCES

Feb. 19–March 20 In 2013, I pledge to help you feel at peace and in love with your body; I will do everything in my power to encourage you to triumph over media–induced delusions that tempt you to wish you were different from who you actually are. My goal is to be one of your resourceful supporters in the coming months –– to be a member of your extensive team of allies. And I will be working with you to ensure that this team grows to just the right size and provides you with just the right foundation. If all goes well, your extra help will ensure that you finish almost everything you start in the coming year. You will regularly conquer everyday chaos and be a master of artful resolutions.

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Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet 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@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. [062912]

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 www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-3533148 for more info. [062912]

Savannah Art Association

The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912232-7731 [062912]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton St. All are welcome, including beginners. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208. [091512]

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb.org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Meet at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. [062912]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. [062912]

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 429-6918 or email savannahfencing@aol.com. [062912]

Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day! Call (912) 308-6768 to learn more. [062912]

Dance Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tue: 8-9/9-10pm, Thur: 8-9/9-10pm, Sun 5-6/6-7pm. Lessons at Salon de Baile, 7048 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. Visit us at www.salsasavannah.com for more information. [111112]

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes held in the new Abeni Cultural Arts dance studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail. com [062812]

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info. [062812]

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/ tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. Or www.theballetschoolsav.com [062812]

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. [062812]

Argentine Tango

Effective December 2012, the time for Argentine Tango lessons is Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. 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_tango@yahoo.com. [120912]

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. cairoonthecoast.com [062812]

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. cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. [062812]

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.

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Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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. [122911]

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@ gmail.com or 912-704-2052. [062812]

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. [062812]

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912354-5586. [062812]

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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, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. [062812] cs

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2 BD, 1 BATH APTS. Clean, Quiet. Near busline. Lights, water included. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. $200/wk. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909 FOR RENT 101 East Fairmont Ave, 2BR/1BA, CH/A, Carpet & Ceramic Tile. $695 month/$695 deposit. Discount rent available. Call Dawn, 912-661-0409

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HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 17 Conservation Dr. $1495 623 Windsor Rd $1200 3 Bedrooms 101 Brianna Cir $1200 15 Vineyard Dr. $1000 412 Sharondale Rd. $995 16 Wilshire Blvd. $925 214 Forest Ridge Dr. $850 2 Soling Ave $875 2214 E.43rd St. $850 1906 E.58th St. $750 POOLER: 1254 Robert’s Way $925 2 Bedrooms 318 E. 58th St. $795 1203 Ohio Ave. $700 18 Chippewa $750 2127 DeRenne $750 CONDOS 2 Bedroom Condo Berwick Plantation 54 Stone Lake $1150 Windsor Crossing $650 APARTMENTS 3 Bedrooms 123 Harmon Creek $850 2 Bedrooms 1107 E.57th St. $600 One Bedroom 110 E. Gaston $895 740 E.45th St. $745 Downtown Loft 321 Broughton St. $1500 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038 Kandlewood Drive, 2BR, 2 BA, $ 800/mo, East 54th, 2BR, 1 BA, $ 485/ mo Plus deposit .Call 912-308-0957

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2-1/2BR/1 Bath, country atmosphere, carpet, fenced $650 + deposit.

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POOLER: Brick 3BR/2BA, CH&A, very nice neighborhood. LR/DR combo, eat in kitchen, fenced backyard, covered patio, storage bldg. No pets, No smoking. No Section 8. $950/month + $950/deposit. 912-844-1825 or 912-844-1812 RENT TO OWN NO BANK NEEDED! 113 Finn Cir, 3BR, 2BA, $ 1100 /mo, dep 1/2 price. www.leasepurchasewithus.com 678-592-4361

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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

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•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656

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SPECIAL! 1812 N. Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA $675/mo, $400/dep. SPECIAL! 1301 E.66th: 2BR/2 Bath, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. $725/month, $400/dep

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FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK.

Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or Jack, 342-3840.

2212 Delesseps: 2BR/1BA, all electric, W/D connection $695/month, $400/deposit. 11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection $595/month DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY XROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

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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.

STILLWATER APARTMENTS LOOK THIS WAY 1 Bedrooms $499. Single stoFOR A PLACE TO STAY ry, W/D hookups. Hurry in for special! 6815 Waters Avenue. Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, refrigerator, central 912-354-1398

SUNRISE VILLAS - Eastside A place that you can call home! Large eat-in kitchen, central heat/air, W/D connections, carpet, mini blinds, total electric. $650/Rent, $300/Deposit. Call 912-234-3043 VERY NICE 4BR/2BA, central heat/air, all electric, and more. •15 GERALD DRIVE: 3BR/1BA $750. •1319 E. 56 ST. 2BR/1BA $665 •410 DELORES AVE. 4BR/1BA $875 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853 WHEELER STREET: Lovely 2BR Brick Duplex. Carpet, blinds, kitchen furnished, central air, washer/dryer connections, $620/monthly. No pets. Call 912-661-4814 rooms for rent 895

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $115-$145 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 EAST & WEST SAVANNAH

$100 & Up Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144.

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1111 EAST 57TH STREET: 2BR/1BA Apartment, newly painted, kitchen, dining area, washer/dryer connections. Available NOW. $625/month. Call 912-655-4303

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heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, 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.

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$75 Move-In Special Today!! Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410.

130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $600/month, NO deposit or $150/week. Near Hunter AAF. Ready to Move-in 12/17/12. 912-272-8020 transportation 900

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. JAGUAR S-Type, 2002- V-8, dark blue color, grey interior. Asking $6,500. Call 912-247-7875 JEEP WRANGLER SE, 1997- Manual Transmission, 4 Wheel Drive, 103K miles. Asking Price $8,500. Call 912-660-0233

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IN THIS ISSUE: Jim Morekis composes a wish list for Savannah in 2013; Jessica Leigh Lebos looks into new year's resolutionsm with a new age...

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