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News of the Weird 13 Strange but true Earthweek 14 The week on your planet

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Music Interview 15 Lauren Lapointe Connect Recommends 16 Our picks from the local scene Music Menu 17 Local gigs a la carte

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Good Show 19 Will travel Soundboard 22 Who’s playing and where

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Personal Tech 21 The latest gadgets Corkscrew 26 Chilean wine

Film Now Showing 24 All the flicks that fit

The 411 Week at a Glance

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Happenings 27 All the stuff, all the time Astroscope 34 What’s your sign?

Classifieds Classifieds 36 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch” Crossword Puzzle 33 Mental fun

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Thursday, Jan. 27 Freebie of the Week Night of One Acts

What: Enjoy an evening of one-act plays directed by the budding directors of the Savannah Arts Academy. When: Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Arts Academy Main Stage, 500 Washington Ave. Call: 201-5000.

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What: The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most sought-after big bands in the world. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance bandleaders of the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. After his death in 1944,the Miller Estate reauthorized What: The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation the formation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra in presents Li-Young Lee, who was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, of 1956. Trombonist Larry O’Brien is the Chinese parents. His family fled Indonesia in 1959 after his orchestra’s present musical director. The 19father had spent a year in jail as a political prisoner. The family traveled to Hong Kong, Macau and Japan before coming to the member band continues to play many of the United States in 1964. Li-Young Lee has received many honors original Miller arrangements, plus modern selections in the big band style. which include grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the When: Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Where: National Endowment for the Arts; a Guggenheim Fellowship; and the Lannan Literary Award. He also was awarded New York Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $27, $22 and $17 at the Savannah University’s Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. His College of Art and Design box office, 216 E. poems have appeared in three Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Broughton St., Monday through Friday from Presses anthologies. When: Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call: 525-5050. Christ Church, 28 Bull St. on Johnson Square. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Li-Young Lee: An Evening of Poetry

Saturday, Jan. 29 Tsunami Relief Fundraiser at Oatland Island

What: The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association will sponsor a day of strengthening, stretching and relaxing -- for charity. Proceeds will go to the Swami Satchidananda Foundation, which will erect an orphanage for 40 orphaned children in India. This is a 20-year project, with the children being raised until adulthood. When: Saturday, Jan. 29. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Where: 2222 Bull St. on the second floor. Cost: $12 suggested donation. Call: Kelley Boyd Crane, 441-6653.

Civil War at Sunbury What: Remnants of the old colonial town of Sunbury still existed when the war between the North and South began. Several Confederate units were mustered into service here, and the old earthworks were used as a picket post for a brief time in 1861 and 1864. When Sherman’s troops captured the town in mid-December 1864, they burned the Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church to signal the Federal Fleet that the town had been secured. A special program is planned at Fort Morris State Park to address that period of time in Sunbury’s past. The 8th Georgia Infantry and the 25th Georgia Atlamaha Scouts will demonstrate and interpret the life of a Civil War soldier. There also will be demonstrations, including musket and cannon firing, drills and soldier talks. When: Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Fort Morris State Historic Site, which is located seven miles east of Interstate 95, Exit. 75. Follow the brown Liberty Trail signs. Cost: $2.50 adults, $2 seniors 62 and up, $1.50 youth ages 6-18 and free for children 5 and under. Call: 912-884-5999.

Fudge Scrabble Tournament What: The Zonta Club of Savannah has come up with a fun way to help uninsured and underinsured women receive mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer. The tournament will be held in memory of Patricia Murphy, a local Zonta member who lost her battle with breast cancer this past summer. Proceeds will establish a mammogram fund to be administered by the Candler Foundation for mammograms provided by the St. Joseph’s/Candler Mary Telfair Women’s Pavilion. Players should bring their own Scrabble games. Score sheets will be provided. Instant prizes, door prizes and tournament winner prizes will be available. When: Saturday, Jan. 29 from 1-5 p.m. Where: Candler Hospital’s Marsh Auditorium at 5353 Reynolds St. Cost: Pre-registered, $15. Walk-in registration, $20. Students with valid ID, $10. Players may purchase fudge pieces for $1 to ”fudge” the rules for a better score. ”Cheat sheets” will be sold for $5. Call: 233-9465 to pre-register.

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What: The film festival opens with the widely acclaimed documentary Paper Clips, winner of the Audience Award for Best Film Overall, Best American Documentary and Best Director USA at the Rome International Film Festival. In 1998, Whitwell, Tenn., was a community in the Smoky Mountains of about 1,600 people with no Jews, no Catholics and only a handful of non-white residents. Educators at the local middle schools wanted to teach students about tolerance and diversity, and chose the study of the Holocaust as a means to do so. When they heard that 6 million Jews had perished, the children had no way to comprehend the enormity of the number, so they began collecting 6 million paper clips. That has since blossomed into the Children’s Holocaust Memorial that honors not only the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, but also 5 million others who died at the hands of the Nazis. When: Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Trustees Theater, 212 E. Broughton St. Cost: $7 adults or $5 students. Tickets for the entire festival are $18. Advance tickets may be purchased at the box office or at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Call: 525-5050 or 355-8111.

Tuesday, Feb. 1 Soul Food Luncheon What: Mayor Otis Johnson is the guest speaker at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Annual African American History Month Soul Food Luncheon. The Office of Minority Affairs is hosting the luncheon, which will take the form of a traditional soul food dinner. When: Tuesday, Feb. 1 at noon. Where: AASU University Hall Room 156. Cost: Free. Call: 927-5372.

The Future of Jazz is Now What: This is a big band concert with the Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band, under the direction of Michael Hutchinson, in an event for all ages. The Skyelite Band has been internationally recognized and has played concerts in England and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. When: Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free. Call: 355-8111.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 ‘Wave of Hope’ Tsunami Charity Silent Art Auction What: Coffee shop, yoga studio, local artists, local caterers team up for tsunami relief fundraiser event. Sponsored by The Sentient Bean & SATYA (Savannah Area Teachers of yoga Association) & local artists. Proceeds from art sales will go to US Fund for UNICEF and Coffee Kids. When: Wednesday, Feb 2, bidding starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.; winners announced at 9:45 Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave Savannah GA 31401. ◗

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What: Activities will include an art sale, silent auction, bake sale, jewelry making, crafts, pizza, pony rides, fire truck rides and more. One hundred percent of proceeds will go directly to the United Way South Asia Response Fund. When: Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Education Center. Call: 898-3981.

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What: The Masquers open their spring season with a collection of situational comedic and dramatic short performance pieces that celebrate all women through the presentation of stage scenes written for and about women. When: Jan. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Jenkins Black Box Theater. Cost: Free, but tickets are required because seating is limited. Call: 927-5381 for information or tickets. The box office is open between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Remaining tickets will be available one hour before the show.


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Spencer Elementary Children’s Engineering

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Academy will be the first in the state A ROLLER COASTER IN THE LOBBY OF Spencer Elementary School is causing a lot of excitement among students. “The children are asking, ‘How do you do that?’” Principal Juanita Seales says. “They get very excited when we tell them, ‘Yes, you’ll be doing things like this next year.’ Even the fifth graders are very excited.” A new magnet school, the Spencer Elementary Children’s Engineering Academy, will open at the beginning of the 2005-06 school year. It will be the first engineering academy for public school elementary students in Georgia. An engineering advisory committee is being formed to help set the academy’s curriculum and develop hands-on activities for the children to do. The committee will be composed of engineers, who also will offer technical advice to teachers. One of the participating engineers is Julie Sonnenberg-Klein, the program coordinator of Georgia Tech’s InfinitEnergy Project and Outreach “There are a lot of hands-on engineering activities children can do,” Sonnenberg-Klein says. “They can learn about math and science in a fun way, and realize that they can be used to solve real problems.” Not that Sonnenberg-Klein ever needed any encouragement. “I think engineering is fun,” she says. But access to such a program as a youngster might have made a big difference, she says. “When I was a child, I don’t think education was nearly as innovative,” she says. “I didn’t grasp how important geometry was until high school physics. Then I saw how it can be used to help build houses. I would have loved to be in an engineering academy like this. I’m really excited about this because there’s really a lot of things you can do for not a whole lot of money.” Georgia Tech currently is building hands-on demonstrations of alternate energy. “We have little solar panels to operate a fan,” Sonnenberg-Klein says. “It’s like magic because you can actually see how it works.” Education programs such as the engineering academy are important because all types of engineers are in short supply, says Robert Baugniet, director of corporate communication for Gulfstream Aerospace. Gulfstream has been invited to participate in the advisory committee, and is still considering the proposal. “We’ll look at it very carefully,” he says. Gulfstream is involved in other educational programs, including programs at the Savannah College of Art and Design. “If you take a look at engineering, particularly aerospace engineering, there’s a shortage of engineers,” Baugniet says. “Any activity that encourages engineering, anything we can do to assist in encouraging young people to look at engineering as a career, is something we are interested in doing.”

Tim Baumgartner of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. already has decided to sign on. “If put together properly, this program could show people they can get enjoyment from math and problem solving,” Baumgartner says. “There is really not a lot of education on problem solving, yet it’s so important, whether it’s a political problem or a design problem or whatever. One thing I’ve especially enjoyed about engineering is finding solutions to problems.” Baumgartner says he understands Spencer is in the process of contacting companies throughout the U.S. to seek input and help in setting up activities for the students. “They’ve got a program they’re going to set up where the companies will bring in an activity and the people to teach the activity,” he says. “It sounds like they’re doing hands-on kinds of things. This will help students decide if they’re interested in math and science.” In his own education, Baumgartner sought out the types of programs that led to his career as an engineer. “I always tried to take all the different math and science courses I could,” he says. “I probably tried to put something like this together on my own. I was always building models.” In junior high, Baumgartner took a test that showed he had an aptitude for -- surprise! -- engineering. But he says that’s not enough. “One thing I’m going to try to impress on them is the need to develop people skills. Even when I was in college, I thought engineering was probably going to mean sitting alone in an office, crunching numbers,” he says. “You have to learn people skills,” he says. “You have to have confidence in communication with others, which helps with problem solving.” Baumgartner’s children attend Marshpoint Elementary, which is an accelerated learning academy. “I’m also very involved in Math Counts, a program for grades 6, 7 and 8,” he says.

Math Counts participants learn about mathematics and compete in math competitions. “I’ve been involved in that since 1993,” Baumgartner says. “I love seeing bright kids come in here who are able to use math. It’s so exciting to see how brilliant they are.” Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools offer magnet programs in several areas, including advanced learning, fine and performing arts, communications technology and more. New magnets this year include the Bartow Academy Math, Technology and Design Academy; the Butler Elementary MicroSociety/ Communications Technology Academy; the Gadsen Elementary Advanced Learning Academy; the Thunderbolt Academy Marine Science Academy, and of course the engineering academy at Spencer. Magnet school applications are being accepted now. The deadline to apply is Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Because the engineering academy is the first of its kind in the state, local educators have been traveling to look at other such programs in other areas, says Spencer Curriculum Director Debbie Lane. So far, the group has visited schools in Dallas, Miami and Arkansas. “We think it’s important to get a good feel for what an engineering academy should be,” Lane says. “We were lucky enough to get a federal grant to get us up and started.” Spencer students in pre-K through fifth grade will be involved in the program. “There will be an engineering lab, a LEGO-based lab, and math, technololgy and science labs,” Lane says. “We will integrate engineering concepts with classroom work,” she says. “Each grade level will follow a specific engineering theme.” The themes are civil engineering for pre-K, agricultural engineering for kindergarten, environmental engineering for first grade, aerospace engineering for second grade, mechanical engineering for third grade, electrical engineering for fourth grade and chemical engineering for fifth grade. Lane cites the aerospace theme in the second grade as an example. “They’ll do projects with aerospace engineering in the lab,” she says. “Back in the classroom, the students will also work on projects, such as making hot air balloons and glider planes.” Lane says engineers from Gulfstream Aerospace will come in to work with the children. “Lockheed-Martin has already been in to talk to the kids,” she says. The lessons will help students regardless of their eventual career choices. “When you think about it, engineering covers everything from the medical field to computers,” Lane says. “The kinds of skills they will learn can be used in any career in the future.” In addition to helping set curriculum, the advisory committee will come in and talk to the students and


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teachers. “They’ll be keeping the teachers Although the engineering academy will on track,” Lane says. “We’re experts on not officially start until the new school education, not necessarily engineering.” year, some of the labs are up and running Spencer students already get expeand students are already utilizing them. rience in architecture with the help of the Lane says having access to a program Savannah College of Art and Design such as the engineering academy as a through the Archi-Peture program. child would have been an big experience “Architecture students come over and in her life. “I would have understood work with the children on designing pet physics and simple mechanical things if I houses,” Lane says. had been able to work on them,” she “The kids work on the project and says. then take a field trip to actually build the “I attended a teachers’ workshop structures,” she says. “They’re put on where we built cars and launchers,” Lane display at the Sidewalk Arts Festival and says. “We saw such things as friction and auctioned off as a benefit for the Humane how to change tension on the launches Society.” and it just made sense, compared to If there are more students than slots looking at it in books or memorizing it at Spencer, from a worksheet.” a lottery will Doing hands-on be conprojects with components ducted. such as LEGOs make However, learning fun -- and more Lane does likely to stick. Children not think already are grasping some that will be lofty concepts, thanks to necessary. hands-on activities. “Since “Grades 3 to 5 are we’re new, learning algebra,” Lane there’s not says. “They have hands-on as much equations. If this had been concern available to me, I would about filling Hands-on activities will be stressed at Spencer have understood algebra the spaces,” so much better and it she says. “We have approximately 500 would have been fun!” students now. We have the capacity of Spencer also is an America’s Choice adding up to 100 additional students with school. The America’s Choice School the present facility.” Design is a comprehensive reform design Although the program will not begin for kindergarten through high school that until the new school year, a grand focuses on acceleration rather than remeopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will diation. be held Feb. 3. “We’re going to make a “We’re a national demonstration site big fuss,” Lane says. with people coming here from all over the Any Savannah-Chatham County Public country to see our program,” Lane says. Schools student who will be enrolled in “Ninety-five percent of our fifth graders pre-K through fifth grade next year can are meeting or exceeding standardized apply for the program. state tests.” “They can come to the school to pick “America’s Choice is research-based, up an application and informational with a focus on performance standards.” packet,” Lane says. “With a magnet Seales says. “We have focused on school, transportation is automatically reading and writing so far and have provided, so that’s one thing parents started on math.” won’t have to be concerned about.” Teachers are already seeing improved Spencer already has several programs standardized test scores. in place that are designed to encourage “Our scores have come up,” Seales students to learn, including PORTS -says. “We’ve made tremendous gains. It’s Presenting Opportunities for Really definitely because of America’s Choice Talented Students. and because our staff is so enthusiastic “It’s a before- and-after school about it. The engineering academy will program, a club-type thing,” Lane says. enhance America’s Choice.” “There is a science club, culinary arts Several parents have already filled out club, chess club and others.” applications for the engineering magnet. Other PORTS offered include media “We’re very excited,” Seales says. I production, journalism, knitting, engican definitely say the children will be neering and Odyssey of the Mind. excited about the hands-on activities they “PORTS includes all students,” Seales will be doing. We’ll be providing a wellsays. “We don’t select students based on rounded program for all students.” ◗ their talents. It’s for any student who is Applications for Chatham County interested in pursuing any kind of interest magnets are being accepted now. The or hobby. The teachers express an deadline to apply is Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Call interest (in conducting a PORTS group). Spencer Elementary at 201-7525. To They meet before or after school.” comment on this article, e-mail us at PORTS options may change every letters@connectsavannah.com nine weeks. The programs are not limited to the school year, as summer enrichment programs are offered.

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Everything changes in Florida The South’s great melting pot never fails to amaze IF THE STATE OF FLORIDA were a man, he wouldn’t be wearing any socks. On the weekend, he’d be going to places like Greg’s Taxidermy, the world’s largest marine taxidermy. He’d be thinking about visiting Bare Excellence, a gentlemen’s club in Ft. Lauderdale, with food, spirits and a poolside bar, or maybe dialing 1-888-admit-it, for a gambling addiction. If Florida were a woman -- and in Broward County -- she’d be living in a house that cost $400,000, the average price for a single family home last year. If a lawyer, she’d be specializing in immigration, divorce or bankruptcy -- and sticking advertising flyers on telephone poles at busy intersections like the aptly-named Powerline Road. When getting her hair foiled, she’d think nothing about running over to Croissan’Time, in her gown from the salon, in her foils, for a little nosh, maybe a tuile and a cup of coffee to go. Gross generalizations? Of course, but yet somehow so Florida. We are all using the same currency and speaking the same language -- sort of -- but when we get to Florida, that great melting pot for people seeking sun and light and a new beginning, everything changes. Every time I visit, I think this sundrenched, gun-shaped state, lined with tripoded trees where similar trees used to stand before being mowed down in the name of development, might as well be another planet. Which makes the occasional visit, a straight shot down I-95, the busiest northsouth thoroughfare in the country, a highway that traverses 14 states, so interesting. Not that anything having to do with Florida or I-95 is easy. If it’s not trying to find the right Atlantic Boulevard -- which rivals Atlanta’s Peachtree Street(s) in its frequency of use -- it’s trying to keep the names of all the palm trees straight. This time it was the pencil palms that stood out for me, some of them growing out of the base of a live oak tree. Then there are the Norfolk pines -- you know, that sweet little house plant that always dies? -- some easily 40-feet tall; and the Australian pine -- not really a pine -which whistles in the wind and is outlawed in some counties for its invasive nature. No matter that a mature date palm can cost between $2,000 and $5,000 apiece. The dates still get stuck in your lawn mower. On the palms at the entrance into Miami Beach along Arthur Godfrey Boulevard (don’t you love the name?), some artist once wound strings of neon around a stately stand of palms for one of the city’s

many weekend festivals. People liked the look so much, the city kept it. But forget the McMansions. Some day when I’m really old I’ll rent a little sublet on Miami Beach with a Murphy bed and a hot plate, something within walking of Arnie and Ritchie’s Deli. I’ll eat chopped herring, blueberry blintzes and kasha knishes. Then I’ll go to Fort Lauderdale and swim in the 30-lane aquatic center. It sits next to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, where a display of and about swimming credits Plato for having said, “Greeks who cannot swim are not educated.” For now, I’ll just visit friends, this time a former work compatriot. And relatives. Though I doubt I’ll ever be crossing hands, swaying back and forth and singing songs from Camp Michigama, the way I did last week. I was attending an 85th birthday party for my Uncle Mickey (real name, I just learned, Milton), married to my late aunt, Boots (real name, new to me, Bertha), and greatgrandson of Schmoyl and Fredyl Begin (changed at the border to Fishman). Mickey and my late Uncle Herman started the camp on Peach Lake in Michigan after they got out of the service in the mid-’40s. Most of us at his birthday party -- daughters, nieces, partners, one great-niece -- had gone to the camp, but some of us, until a few months ago, had lost touch. One cousin, Sheila, who is my age, made the trip from Los Angeles. Of our time together at camp, where we shared a cabin, Sheila recalled, “You were a faster runner, but I could jump higher.” But there we were, in some Florida-style house off I-95, where Mickey and his wife Bunny have lived on and off for the past 20 years, “nine streets to the right” (said the guard), past and through several flat, South Florida golf courses, toasting Mickey, remembering camp lyrics we hadn’t sung in 45 years and watching video tapes of a 1932 trip our grandparents took to Horoduk to visit their parents, Schmoyl and Fredyl, in Horoduk, now a part of Belarus. On the tapes we saw our fathers as young boys. We saw the shtetl where our great-grandparents lived. We saw people who seven or eight years later would be killed by ethnic-cleansing Nazis. We did not see pine trees, McMansions or delicatessens. We can only imagine how many other birthday parties, wedding celebrations and/or funerals were taking place that same weekend somewhere in Florida, somewhere off I-95, that great highway to the past and the future. ◗

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Ringing for discrimination Editor, I refer to articles in both Connect and the Savannah Morning News on faithbased charities. Both Ms. Sickler’s, “Saved to save” in the Dec. 15 issue and Tom Barton’s sycophantic “Bless retailers who like bell-ringers” failed to mention the rest of the story. No doubt, the Salvation Army, an evangelical branch of the Universal Christian Church, helps to lessen the plight of the disadvantaged. Public programs such as health, welfare, corrections, mental health and others need all the help they can get. Faith-based services, applying for federal funds are required to be open and honest about their practices. The Washington Post says the Salvation Army and President Bush had to abort a ruse to avoid rules of disclosure when their plan became public. I do not know about Ms. Sickler, but Mr. Barton, a member of the Salvation Army’s Advisory Council for ten years, should have known better. His timid admonishment of merchants for disallowing Salvation Army bell ringers rings disingenuous. Target management, in disallowing bell ringers, may be behaving more Christian than Christians. Why not write candidly about private faith-based charities -- Salvation Army, Union Mission and others -- as if they were public. Withholding information discredits both subject and author. I know Christmas is a season for embellishment (decoration, adornment, trimming). Christians are more likely then to be charitable, loving and generous. Still, I suspect, a joyful season appreciates the truth as much as any other does. The print media is obliged as ever to get it right. Tom Broome Editor’s Note: Just so everyone understands, Connect Savannah has no affiliation with the Morning News whatsoever. We suggest that any questions about Mr. Barton’s column be directed to Mr. Barton himself.

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Editor, “Where is the Outrage?” Joe Klein asks in a recent Time magazine editorial questioning President Bush’s choice of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General. Yes, where indeed is the outrage, not just for Gonzales’ answer/non-answers to questions on prisoner abuse but moreover for the reelection for Bush? Here we have a regime that unabashedly smashed Iraq on false premises, primarily that of weapons of mass destruction. The WMD case has officially closed, hoax that it was. One of America’s worst foreign policy calamities has further been justified in terms of "freedom for Iraq", code words for freedom for oil corporations. Freedom to siphon oil from the world’s second largest oil reservoir. Blood spilling and killing for the spoils of oil: Killing some 1400 soldiers, wounding thousands more, and killing thousands of innocent Iraqis. Now we have to add to that outrage yet more outrage -- prisoner abuse. Abuse set in motion by a leadership that has defiled America’s image of humane treatment of prisoners in the name of combating terrorism. A leadership that

has sought ways to circumvent the Geneva Convention of humane treatment of prisoners. Gonzales is the natural corollary of an administration bankrupt of a true sense of morality -- an administration reelected in part ironically enough on moral values. The outrage is that we have yet four more years to suffer through Bush’s secretive and authoritarian leadership and further that Time chose to honor George Bush as “Person of the Year.” Will Strong

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Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four Advisory Council seats representing sport fishing; charter/commercial fishing; sport diving; and regional conservation. Terms run for three years and members will serve without pay. For more information call Becky Shortland at 598-2381 or e-mail at Becky.Shortland@noaa.gov. Letters of application should be mailed to Manager Reed Bohne, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA, 31411, by Friday, February 11.

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THE CHOPRA CENTER at Memorial Health has a new location. Once on the Memorial Health campus, the center has a spacious new home at 300 Bull St. The center has two entrances -- one off Bull Street, the other off the DeSoto Hilton Hotel entrance courtyard. “That provides easy access for clients who park in the hotel and for hotel guests,” Manager Jeannie Green says. When you enter the center from the courtyard, you encounter a sign: “Please honor silence beyond this point.” “We ask people to turn off cell phones,” Green says. “A massage is not meant to be hurried or stressful.” The new space is located in a former bank building that has been empty for a while. The interior is elegant, but wasn’t before renovation. “I knew the potential of the building and knew it could be converted into something incredible,” she says. “The residents of the condos above us are grateful because this is no longer a blemish. We worked with an incredible architectural firm, Hansen Architects.” The center has a large, open space where classes in Yoga and Tai Chi are given. There also are free meditation classes offered there on Tuesday evenings. Each massage room is different from the others. “The staff puts their own little touches in them,” Green says. “The rooms are named after the elements of the universe -- air, space, fire, water and earth.” One of the massage rooms is particularly different. “It is not quite your typical massage room,” Green says. “The equipment is different.” That is because the Shirodhara treatment, or Warm Oil Pour, is given there. A pot with a small opening hangs over the client’s head “A nice warm oil pours onto the forehead,” Green says. “This is meant to relax the recipient and reduce stress.” Other treatments include the Abhyanga, or Rhythmic Oil Massage, which includes a massage performed by two therapists, followed by a hot towel treatment. The Swedana, or Herbal Steam Massage, releases tension and allows impurities to be released through the skin. There also are traditional massages, such as relaxation, therapeutic, foot, head, aromatherapy and more. The center provides prenatal services, including prenatal massages.


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Austrian artist Muhammad Mueller started a project in November, as political commentary, in which two people at a time dig a tunnel from the city of Graz to Gradec, Slovenia, 42 miles away, using only shovels; he estimated the venture would take 5,600 years. And in July, a federal appeals court rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s leak-safety standards for the longawaited nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain; EPA had found the proposed site safe until the year 12,000 A.D., but the court said that wasn’t long enough (and noted that one National Academy of Sciences report recommended protection until the year 302,000 A.D.)

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In the fall of 2004, Ron Nunn Elementary school (Brentwood, Calif.) ended its “Golden Circle” program, which officials soured on because it honored only kids with good grades, and established in its place the “Eagle Society,” which also celebrates personal, nonacademic achievements. The principal said he could not bear to see the sad faces of kids left out of the Golden Circle and wanted “all of our kids to be honored.” The city council of Ota (north of Tokyo) implemented a policy in January to require that male city workers take six separate weeks of paid leave sometime before their new child’s first birthday so that (said one official) “men (get) involved in raising children.” The men will also have to submit written reports on child-rearing.

Olga Abramovich, 49, was arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., in October and charged as the person who, in a rage, had painted as many as 20 swastikas on buildings and cars in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods; police said Abramovich, a Christian, was upset that her ex-husband had re-married to a Jewish woman 14 years younger than she. And Julie Rose, 37, was convicted of assault in Yeovil, England, in October, for angrily slapping a new neighbor; the victim had apparently provoked Rose by declining her welcometo-the-neighborhood suggestion that the Roses and the new couple engage in mate-swapping.

According to an October Los Angeles Times dispatch from Yemen, one government solution to “tam(e) the violent underside” of the nation’s tribal culture is to fund itinerant poets to roam the country and channel lawlessness into constructive thoughts. Illustrative of most Yemenis’ opposition to both American influence and their own government is this verse: “The Arab army is just to protect the leaders/They build their rule on the pain of the people/Democracy is for the rich/If the poor man tries it, they’ll call him a thief.” (And in October, National Liberty Fund published a book of poems by Sami Al-Arian, written from his cell while awaiting trial in Florida on federal charges of aiding the terrorist Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Sample: “(Was it) worth playing global police/even if it meant half-million Iraqis deceased.”)

Bright Ideas Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s November project to bring peace to strife-torn southern provinces fell short of its goal, as resistance by separatists hardened. Shinawatra had airdropped about 100 million origami paper peace doves (which, unfortunately, wound up more resembling cranes) from military aircraft, some with prize coupons attached, hoping to distract people from their grievances. The renegade Mormon splinter group headed by Warren Jeffs and holed up mostly in a few small towns in Utah and Arizona was largely responsible for the collapse of the Bank of Ephraim, according to Utah regulators interviewed for a December Associated Press report. Church officials had taken a secret oath to borrow, furiously, as much money as they could, because according to Jeffs, the world was about to end anyway, and they wouldn’t have to pay it back. Antonio Hernandez, 29, pleaded guilty in Salt Lake City in December to hijacking

People Different From Us Howard Goldstein, 47, was charged with murdering his landlord and fellow Orthodox Jew, Rabbi Rahamin Sultan, in October in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a rent dispute, and police said that when they knocked on the door to investigate Sultan’s disappearance, Goldstein answered dressed (according to the New York Post) in a gray blouse “with a plunging neckline,” slacks, and pink highheeled shoes, and wearing bright red lipstick and blue eye shadow “that clashed with his long beard.” A search of his room turned up pre-beard snapshots of Goldstein in an array of fashions and wigs.

Least Competent Perverts Stephen Kauff, 33, was arrested in Westerville, Ohio, in December in a police Internet sex sting but told officers, when he arrived for a long-arranged meeting with an alleged “14-year-old girl” at an apartment complex, that he really wasn’t interested in sex but was just curious whether police actually do set up sex stings over the Internet. (Answer: Yes) And Ian Finlay, 28, also caught in an Internet sex sting, had denied that he had sex on his mind when he showed up for a long-arranged meeting with a “15-year-old girl” at a McDonald’s in Hempfield, Pa.; Finlay claimed that he knew “she” was a cop and wanted to outsmart the cop by pretending to be a sex predator and that he was angry at being arrested before he could reveal his “hoax.” (He was convicted in January.)

Obsessions British garbage collector Tim Byrne is not only eager to get to work every day, according to a report in London’s Sun newspaper, but for the past 11 years, he has voluntarily hauled trash alongside local collectors while on holiday in vacation spots such as Tenerife and Mallorca. Said Byrne, “(R)ubbish plays such a large role in my life that I simply don’t need to (get away from it). ◗

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Canada’s ID Biomedical Corp. said it has acquired the prototype virus for a vaccine it will design to protect against a deadly strain of bird flu, similar to the one that killed millions during a global pandemic in 1918. The Vancouver company says it is in negotiations with the federal government for a contract to produce trial batches of the vaccine. ID Biomedical’s research began in 2001, long before the U.N. warned that the current outbreaks of avian influenza in Asia threaten to produce a deadly viral mutation, which could spread rapidly among the world’s human population.

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A magnitude 6.8 temblor well off Japan’s eastern coast was felt in metropolitan Tokyo, and produced a 1-foot tsunami that washed against Miyake Island, south of the capital. Minor damage was reported on Hokkaido from a strong quake along the east coast of the country’s northernmost main island. • Earth movements were also felt in New Zealand’s North Island, the Micronesia island of Ulithi, western Nepal, a wide area from eastern India to northern Burma, northwestern Iran, Zanzibar, Slovenia, the French Pyrenees and south-central Alaska.

Health officials in Peru said that at least 12 children have died of rabies after being bitten by infected vampire bats in a remote province at the headwaters of the Amazon. All the victims were attacked between September and January in Condorcanqui province, which borders Ecuador. Another 2,300 people were bitten during the same period, mainly at night while sleeping. The flying mammals usually feed on the blood of livestock or other animals. They use their sharp teeth to make tiny cuts in the skin of a sleeping animal. They then lap up the blood that oozes from the wound while a chemical produced in their saliva numbs the victim’s skin and keeps it from awakening. The Health Ministry has launched a massive vaccination campaign, and will attempt to treat the rabies-carrying bats by spraying them with anti-bacterial agents. ◗

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Early Awakenings

The frigid climes of Alaska, Canada and parts of northern Europe experienced vivid displays of the aurora borealis after a massive explosion on the sun sent a burst of charged particles rushing into Earth’s magnetic field. The largest solar flare in 15 years on Jan. 20 was predicted to produce vivid displays farther south late in the week.

The warmest January since records began more than a century ago in parts of Eastern Europe has brought bears and other animals out of hibernation months ahead of schedule. The Belarussian Meteorological Center said the early awakenings are due to January temperatures between 50 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the usual 5 to 23 degrees in the former Soviet republic. Black bears, hedgehogs, badgers and other hibernating wildlife

Costa Rica Flood Disaster Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission announced that torrential rains during the previous week unleashed widespread flooding that caused more than $25 million in damage. It said that $20 million of that amount was in losses to the country’s

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in an unspecified rural location. Suddenly, without warning, a sharp piece of wood seemingly comes out of nowhere and pierces his eyeball. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sickening sound, and everything starts to go black. No, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a classic scene from any one of the Friday The 13th films, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a grisly memory from a recent road trip by Athens singer/songwriter Ken Will Morton that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn out quite the way he planned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a 5-hour drive,â&#x20AC;? he recounts in the slightly bemused manner that could only come from being the beneficiary of a happy ending. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a beautiful day and I was way ahead of schedule. I like to stop at State Parks and play guitar. So I hung out at this park in Tennessee, and I walked out into the woods to take a leak. I saw this little colorful rock and when I reached down to pick it up, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see this stick coming straight outta the ground.â&#x20AC;? You can guess the rest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sounded like a piece of celery breakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; when it went right in my eye,â&#x20AC;? Morton continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m out in the middle of nowhere! I could feel the blood cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; down my face, and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see out of that eye. So I drove myself to the next town and found a hospital.â&#x20AC;? Long story short, this buzz-worthy guitarist wound up with a hefty emergency room bill and little to show for it, save a narcotic drip that calmed him down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hospital charged 400 bucks, and all they did was go, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oooh, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Then they called this local opthalmologist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some podunk guy, but he did a great job. He came from his house and opened up his office and picked all the bark and stuff out of my eye for 40 bucks.â&#x20AC;? About a week later, says Morton, the fog in his vision lifted, and his sight returned just fine. Although it easily could have been much, much worse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It turned out I was about a sixteenth of an inch from deflating my fluid sac, and I wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to use a glass eye. Luckily that white tissue in your eye heals up just like a flesh wound. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the resiliency of the human body!â&#x20AC;? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be nothing but pleased with the outcome, but in half-serious aside moments later, he follows up with an unexpected revelation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was all ready to start lookinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at eye patches,â&#x20AC;? he says with a half-chuckle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been my shtick. (Laughs) Ahoy, matey!â&#x20AC;?

True, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall a major rock star with an eye patch since that cat from Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, but to say that Ken Will Morton is in dire need of a gimmick would be a gross miscalculation. The 33-year-old has been writing songs since he was in his early teens, and has done time in a fistful of indie bands, both straight-up rock and of the more rootsy variety that these days regularly get tagged with catch-all term Americana. However, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his latest album â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a solo release entitled In Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earning this promising artist the most widespread critical acclaim of his entire career. Blessed with a rich and nuanced (if brittle) voice thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equal parts whiskey, burlap and steel, Morton comes across on the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dozen tunes as a worthy descendant of Larry McMurtry, Steve Earle, Gary Louris, Jim Lauderdale, Jack Logan, and any of a host of other excellent, poetic tunesmiths who straddle the broken lines between country and folk, rock and blues, soul and punk. In his finest moments, his husky vocals and tricky lyrical cough up fleeting moments of brilliance worthy of such legendary figures as John Hiatt or J.J. Cale. And as if skirting half-blindness wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough of a blessing, just as critics both here and in the U.K. (where Morton recently toured and plans to return in the Summer) are starting to take notice of what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capable of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got at least one more record already in the can and awaiting release. And, seemingly no shortage of new songs on the way. In fact, Morton says he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy life if he spends too much time away from the act of composition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel very much compelled to write songs,â&#x20AC;? he explains with a slight drawl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m goinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; through a dry spell, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not as optimistic. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good in any respect. When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m writing, I feel empowered. I feel good and complete. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not doinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it, I feel awkward. I get constant gratification from writing songs.â&#x20AC;? His upcoming studio album was produced in Atlanta by former Coolies member Rob Gal, and although Morton plans to distribute the record himself, he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t entirely ruled out the possibility of aligning with an established label. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully the right sort of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; would manifest itself in due time out of this mysterious, fickle and sleazy business,â&#x20AC;? he says with a hearty guffaw. â&#x2014;&#x2014;


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Jucifer, Brudarbandid The Athens-based duo of Edgar Livengood and Amber Valentine – formally known as Jucifer – make some of the most insanely loud, knock-down, drag-out rock noise you’ll ever hear. Over the course of a career that spans some Jucifer 12 years, they have released a handful of albums, EPs and singles that have drawn them accolades from adventurous listeners. Their brutal and almost unfathomably intense stage show finds Valentine running her lone guitar through an arsenal of electronic effects and a literal wall of massive amplifiers which constantly threaten to completely drown out her cooing, plaintive vocals. Meanwhile, Livengood pounds the life out of both himself and the trap set (he’s been known to pass out from exhaustion mid-set and break bones from the concussive force of his attack). The overall effect is akin to Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound as interpreted by Melvins or My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields. Opening act Brudarbandid is another story altogether. An all-female Icelandic septet that’s barely known outside of their native land, they’re playing only 5 dates in the U.S., and one of them’s here. Why? Who knows? What I can tell you is this group (whose name translates roughly to

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“Band of Brides”) dresses entirely in ratty wedding gowns, and spends as much time onstage smoking and striking vaguely slutty poses as they do rocking out. While they’re not particularly proficient on their instruments, they’ve become media darlings in Iceland, and their import single (with the inane chorus Sid Vicious, so delicious”) is helping to “S propel them headlong into the glorious 15 minutes they seem to have been born for. Wed., The Jinx.

Captain Soularcat Howard Stern is moving to Sirius Satellite Radio, but I’m sure the only new addition to that media giant’s playlist the folks in Rome, Ga., care about is Captain Soularcat. This eclectic and none too funky 6-piece rock and jam outfit has been making music on the Southeastern club circuit since 2000, but it’s their most recent indie release that’s earning them quite a bit of attention outside of their normal touring radius. Three Rivers Point showcases the group’s jazz-influenced style, which has drawn apt comparisons to the music of everyone from The Allman Brothers to Paul Simon. In addition to regular stops in Savannah, they’ve also shared the stage with Leftover Salmon, Gov’t Mule and The David Grisman Quintet. Along with their own impressive originals, their sets include a healthy dose of classic covers by like-minded acts. Sat., Savannah Blues.

Ricardo Ochoa and The Jazz & Tango Kings This relatively new trio features the seemingly omnipresent local musician Ochoa (here playing acoustic violin), acoustic guitarist Bruce Spradley (an old hand whom Ochoa describes as “one of the top jazz players in Savannah”), and upright bassist Peter Berquist, the principal bass player for the Hilton Head Orchestra, and a frequent sideman to local pianist Ch r i s Chandler. Together, Ochoa & Co. they’re offering a nice twist on dinner jazz: swinging, Hot Club-style standards of the 1920s and 1930s. The sort popularized by the great Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt – plus traditional tangos in the style of Carlos Gardel (as opposed to the more contemporary tangos of Astor Piazzolla). While they’ve gigged off and on for the past 2 years, this will be their first proper public show (no cover), and Ochoa says they’ll also throw a few upbeat Latin tunes and Brazilian bossa novas into the mix as well. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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The Talk Every once in a great while, a record comes across my desk that seems destined for some sort of greatness. That might wind up being breakthrough success, or merely the type of quiet acknowledgement meted out by music writers in tiny papers and mags the world over. It’s Like Magic In Reverse is one such record. I could get into specifics, but that would take away some of the surprise – which was so key in my discovery of the band. Suffice it to say that if The Talk you appreciate the sort of relentless, manic, guitar-driven glory of Cheap Trick’s first 4 LPs, or the kind of hopped-up revisionism found in great abundance on The Posies’ Amazing Disgrace CD, then you’ll flip for The Talk. All the ingredients are there for this group to occupy a special place in the heart of folks who’ve pretty much given up on any truly worthwhile bands coming along that aren’t either trying too hard to ignore the past or too hard to recreate it. I don’t know if The Talk live comes close to The Talk on disc, but if they even make it halfway, this should be one of the best local shows of the year. Fri., The Jinx. ◗


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Captain Soularcat

Touring jam band that’s a favorite at this River Street eatery. They draw on bluegrass, funk, old-time country, delta blues, and rock & roll. Fri. - Sat., + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

See Connect Recommends. Sat., Savannah Blues.

Bob Alberti & Ben Tucker Alberti played piano with Les Brown’s Band of Renown. Tucker was a session bassist in the 1960s, who’s penned over 300 songs. They play vibrant jazz.. Sun., 11:30 am, AquaSpace Restaurant at The Westin (Hutchinson Island).

The Allen Andrews Explosion

Thomas Claxton Solo acoustic singer/guitarist offering over-the-top takes on classic and modern rock hits. Wed., 6:30 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri. Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Mon. 10 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler).

Coliseum Ryan Patterson – guitarist for Louisville, Kentucky hardcore band Black Cross – fronts this group. They’re rooted in both early-‘80s U.K. punk Motorhead, Discharge ) (M and ‘90s metal Turbonegro). With (T opening act Lords. Mon., The Jinx.

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early emo and obstacle-course math rock – featuring members of legendary Savannah indie bands Bughummer and Feight. Thurs., midnight, Velouria Lounge.

Bluesonics Long-running local trio offering danceable electric blues shuffles and party tunes. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Bottles & Cans “Hard and primitive” blues. The local group describes their sound as more TModel Ford than T-Bone Walker... Thurs., Savannah Blues.

Brudarbandid See Connect Recommends. Wed., The Jinx.

The Fashion Brigade With their delay-ridden guitar atmospherics, furious, pounding drums, swirling synthesizer and noirish, affected vocals, this young North Carolina outfit instantly recalls a bevy of British postpunk acts of the late-’70s to mid’80s – such as The Cure, Joy Division, Icicle Works, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Peter Murphy’s early solo work. The noisy and playful abandon of Sister-era Sonic Youth is also an obvious touchstone for this very promising quartet. Fri., The Jinx.

Kristin Gustafson This classically-trained concert harpist breaks tradition by offering solo renditions of popular songs as well as her own compositions. Sat., 11 am, Café Mucha.

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Here’s a hot one, folks. Daly is a 15-yearold 5-string mandolin prodigy who’s wowed bluegrass and jazz fans alike at prestigious festivals like North carolina’s annual Merlefest. He’s been playing since the age of 6, and lists Exhilarating punk bands like Black local rock act F lag and Agent Orange Fashion Brigade known for as major influences, right shifting genres alongside Nickel Creek (punk, ska, reggae, jam) at the drop of a and John Hartford. He’s already worked bong. Fri., Savannah Blues. with legends like Vassar Clements, and his current band includes standup bassist Delbert Felix (of Branford Cajun-influenced electric blues and Marsalis’ band), and Daly’s classicallyrock. Thurs., JJ Cagney’s. trained older brother Gavan on drums. This is a great chance to groove on a budding free jazz virtuoso. Low-profile locals playing aggressive, Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. angular post-punk with nods to both

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Durham, N.C., quintet that’s earning high marks for their hipper-than-thou attitude (itself a winking pastiche of Devo, Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Speedball Baby and B52’s poses). Stuck on themselves (in the good kind of way that used to mean they’d kick your ass in a coldblooded fashion), on record, this slightly fey powerhouse sound like some long-lost act that got left off the Valley Girl soundtrack ‘cause Rhino’s lawyers couldn’t seal the deal. Sat., The Jinx.

Top-shelf mainstream and straightahead jazz led by a highly-acclaimed (and local) 7-string guitarist. Sat., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

G.E. Perry & James Gay Potent duo of bluesy guitarist Perry and the harmonica stylings of Gay. Wed., Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sun., 8 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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Keith Kozel & Friends Several weeks back, this local songSuperhorse, Hall writer and frontman (S Monitor, GAM) pulled up a chair, donned a tux, and offered up a subdued set of his seldom-heard “anti-folk” material, backed by multi-instrumentalists Seb Edwards (S Splitfinger, Hot Pink Interior ) RTillery Punch, and Ricardo Ochoa (AR The Richard Leo Johnson Trio). While some found this minimalist show out of character for the famously flamboyant Kozel, in truth, this approach may be closer to his heart than all the rock pomp he’s known for. Positive buzz spurred this encore performance. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Liquid Ginger Well-liked local act offering modern rock, ‘80s-style lead guitar and a touch of Girl Power. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Nein A noisy, deathly-serious North Carolina quartet mixing aggressive melancholy with a sense of eminent decay. Their jerky, intelligent, avant-punk

(they recently covered one of the more obtuse Wire numbers) recalls The Stranglers, Gang of Four and Pylon – which is to say, they could be an amazing disco band if they wanted to, but instead choose to inflict abstract rawk on those lucky enough to hear their clarion call. Sat., The Jinx.

Harry O’Donoghue Irish tunes (both traditional and contemporary) from the host of the syndicated Celtic music show “The Green Island.” Wed. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).

Two Blue Popular local blues act, who’s recently replaced harpist and vocalist Daniel Valentino with Bottles & Cans leader Ray Lundy. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Two Path Road Jam-oriented electric cover band (focusing on country, rock and pop) fea-

For those who bemoan the lack of quality live jazz in town, this may change their minds – at least temporarily. A free, ALLAGES gig of big band tunes realized by Savannah Arts Academy students (under the direction of former Savannah High School Teacher of The Year Michael Hutchinson), the caliber of the talent contained in this esteemed group may shock the uninitiated. Tues., 7 pm, Jewish Community Center (5111 Abercorn St.).

Greg Snyder

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Jazz vocalist (and recent transplant from Illinois) who’s fluent in the styles of Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. Wed., Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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When this guitarist and bassist aren’t on the road with their increasingly popular psychedelic jam band Perpetual Groove, they make time for strippeddown hometown shows like this one. Saturday finds them acting as an ad hoc trio with local blues guitarist Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Wed. + Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.

Spoken word competition geared toward finding the best new local literary talent. Fri., 5 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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‘Mestizo: D o gs o f To do s Santos’ -- This exhibit of photography by Randy Akers responds to the plight of dogs in Mexico, particularly Baja. Profits from this show will go to the Animal Refuge Sanctuary in Baja. Downtown Athletic Club Gallery, One East Broughton, through February 19.

4, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and gallery hop are free and open to the public. ‘Images of Southeast India’ -- Photographs by Nigel Law at Rec Arts on Broughton Street through February. Fifty percent of sales are donated to the South Indian Fisherman's Federation and the Hindu Mission Hospital for Tsunami relief. ‘5 to Collect for 2005’ -Hospice Savannah presents this exhibit through Feb. 28. This year's artists are, Betsy Cain, Allen Fireall, Larry Levow, Monica James and Meryl Truett. 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Andrew Saftel - Exhibition features mixed-media work such as watercolor and collage, and new sculptural work. At the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. through Feb. 5. ‘Re-Defined: Found Objects’ -- The exhibition of mixedmedia work by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni explores both the idea of what an object is in art and what the word “found” truly means as it is applied to art. Through Feb. 1, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

Evening with Richard Weisman -- SCAD presents ‘Sculpture Gardens’ -this event with worldRecent large-scale renowned contemporary art paintings by Morgan collector Richard Weisman on Santander explore a wide Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at range of iconography from the Red Gallery, 201 E. the theatrical to ‘Mark Uzmann: Not Just Visual Broughton St. Weisman will abstraction. Santander is Typology’ -- SCAD presents speak on his life in the arts, currently a professor of both as a collector and friend painting at SCAD. The show this exhibit through Feb. 15, at to luminaries such as Roy opens as part of the May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull Portrait photos of local health care Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Starland First Friday, St. It features black and white Selections from Weisman’s February 4 at 6 p.m. and will advocates by John Zeuli are at the Starfish portraits taken in Spain and (formerly Bread & Butter Cafe) Southeast Asian photos by Nigel Law are at personal collection, including run until Feb. 26. Opening Mexico. Rec Arts; proceeds go to tsunami relief pieces from Warhol’s “Athlete Reception: Friday Feb. 4, at ‘Weave a Dream’ -- Portraits of local Series, 1977-1978,” will be on Starland Center of Contemporary Art (StarCCA) display at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St, Feb. 102428 Bull St., 6-10 p.m. Free and open to the public. health advocates by John Zeuli are at the Starfish Cafe Feb. 14. Weisman will sign copies of his recent book (formerly Bread & Butter Cafe), 719 E. Broad St., ‘Shadow, Impression and Reflection: John Moore, Karim Picasso to Pop, a chronicle of his art collection from the through February. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays Ghidinelli, and Abezash Tamerat’ -- SCAD presents this 1960s to 1980s, Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pinnacle Gallery. ◗ exhibition of painting and sculpture, Feb. 4-27, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The exhibition is featured on the college’s monthly gallery hop, Friday, Feb.

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At CES, everyone was touting their product as a potential “iPod killer.” While that casualty seems quite unlikely, a few contenders impressively stood out as potential alternatives to Apple’s beloved product. Chief among these: Toshiba’s Gigabeat. Obviously, modeled with the iPod in mind, this MP3 player — available in four sizes and several colors — can store thousands of tunes and photos and has a nifty color screen that can display album cover art. No click wheel here, but a plus-shaped tracking pad does the same job. Gigabeat prices start at $299 for the 20GB model and top out at $549 for the mammoth 60GB Gigabeat. Or is it gigabyte? Whatever.

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THE MEEK ARE EATEN ALIVE by the digital smorgasbord. Others fall into a trancelike state as acres of monitors broadcast crystalline imagery, from springtime scenes to deafening explosions. Snap out of it. It’s just a TV. The 2005 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show)— the largest electronics show in the world held earlier this month — showcased a dizzying array of new gadgetry, high-end televisions and visionary products begging to be the new must-have items. With more than 50,000 products showcased, combing through these wares would require an army of the most devoted geeks. Of course, one product, Sony’s PlayStation Portable (for less than $200), has already been anointed as the clear winner of 2005, with its ability to play music, movies and games. But here are a handful of products — the CES five if you will — which also show promise to be either engaging, enraging or just plain ridiculous. Enjoy.

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A favorite of critics and cultists alike, 1976’s Assault On Precinct 13 was a nifty little “B” flick that John Carpenter helmed before hitting the big time with Halloween. The film concerns itself with the members of an LA street Laurence Fisburne and Drea De Matteo in Assault on Precinct 13 gang who descend Tattoo) tossed into the mix, but they upon a nearly abandoned police station aren’t defeated by Elektra as much as by with the sole purpose of wiping out the efforts of director Rob Bowman (the everyone inside. That the protagonists underrated Reign of Fire) and his three never learn the reason for the siege scripters. (though we do) adds to their sense of discombobulation, and the brutal death of a little girl in the early going remains First, The Incredibles comes along and one of the most disturbing acts of pushes the message that it’s OK — even homicide ever committed on screen. In advantageous — to be exceptional in this flashy update, there’s no little girl, America instead of conforming by no bloodthirsty street gang, and cerdumbing down. And now here’s Coach tainly no kick-ass Carpenter score. Carter to nudge a similar theme about Instead, we get a competent but entirely the importance of a solid education over generic action opus in which it’s a group all else, even (gasp!) sports. Coach of rogue cops who attack the precinct in Carter works the usual underdog cliches order to kill a captured crime lord whose fairly well as it tells the true story of Ken testimony would put them behind bars. Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), a high Laurence Fishburne plays the coolschool basketball coach in California under-fire kingpin, who reluctantly teams who manages to turn a team that won up with an honest officer (Ethan Hawke) only four games during its previous to ensure his own survival. season into a statewide powerhouse. But at the height of their success, with an unbroken string of victories, Coach Talk about a house of flying daggers: Carter elects to bench the entire team The multiplex is filled with them once once he discovers that most of his Marvel’s blade-wielding superheroine players are performing poorly in their springs into action in this spin-off of classes. All pertinent points are made 1993’s Daredevil (in which she appeared after a full two hours, yet the picture in a supporting role as the sightless drags on for another 20 minutes simply superhero’s romantic interest). But while so viewers can be treated to a climactic this lady in red often kicks it into high Big Game. Ultimately, Coach Carter’s gear, the movie surrounding her rarely sincerity gets trumped by its savvy at moves beyond a stroll. It’s a blown milking the sports formula for all it’s opportunity, because Jennifer Garner worth. has proven (through 13 Going On 30 and

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TV’s Alias) that she’s an ace at layering her physical prowess with emotional resonance. Yet here she’s basically required to walk around sporting a scowl, and attempts to explain what led to this dour disposition result in poorly conceived flashback sequences that further deaden an already lifeless film. Apparently taking place after the events of Daredevil, this film finds the assassin-for-hire balking when her latest assignment requires her to kill a single dad (Goran Visnjic) and his precocious teenage daughter (Kirsten Prout, whose annoying performance does the film no favors). Elektra elects to protect them instead, which in turn pits her against the members of an evil organization known as The Hand. Inexplicably, no one ever deadpans, “Talk to The Hand,” but then again, a sense of humor is noticeably missing throughout. There are several intriguing villains (Typhoid, Kinkou,

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Released in Los Angeles and New York at the tail end of 2004 to qualify its stars for Oscar bids, both movies have proven too low-key to cause even minor ripples. Yet anybody in the mood for a downbeat drama anchored by a sturdy lead performance won’t go wrong with either film. Nixon, inspired by actual events that occurred during the mid-70s, centers on an ordinary joe (Sean Penn) who’s a failure both professionally — he’s barely holding onto his job as a salesman — and personally — his separation from his wife (Naomi Watts) is clearly going to turn into a divorce. Tired of constantly getting beaten down by life, he decides to murder Nixon, the man he feels best exemplifies everything that’s wrong with


25 America. The Woodsman, meanwhile, casts Kevin Bacon as a former convict trying to adjust to life on the outside after spending years in prison for molesting young girls. He does his best to stay clean, but discovers it just might be a losing battle when those around him aren’t even willing to give him a chance to start anew. Nixon focuses on a man succumbing to sickness while Woodsman centers on someone who’s trying to escape it — both films dole out the will-he-or-won’t-he? tension in comparable doses.

late ‘20s through the late ‘40s. This time frame allows Scorsese ample opportunity to bask in the glow of his movie memories, as this was the period when the billionaire industrialist (played by Leonardo DiCaprio, whose emotional intensity makes up for his less-than-commanding physical presence) decided to try his hand at making movies.

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This adaptation of the Broadway smash draws its strength from the performances of the three principal actresses: the classically trained Emmy Rossum is affecting as Christine, the Phantom’s obsession; Minnie Driver hams it up beautifully as obnoxious opera star La Carlotta; and Miranda Richardson adds authority as Madame Giry, the only person who knows the Phantom’s secrets.

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Rather than trying to cram an overstuffed life into one motion picture, Director Martin Scorsese and writer John Logan instead have chosen to focus on Howard Hughes’ anecdote-rich period from the

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As Count Olof, a villainous actor who seeks to inherit a fortune by knocking off three intelligent orphans, Jim Carrey delivers a disappointing performance, the sort of calculated turn we had come to expect from Robin Williams until his recent dramatic awakening. Luckily, other elements come to the rescue. Jude Law provides the voice-over narration as writer Lemony Snicket, and his moody musings make up the bulk of the best lines in Robert Gordon’s screenplay. ◗

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For all its apparent insincerity, Writerdirector Wes Anderson’s movie keeps us watching. Bill Murray is Steve Zissou, a Jacques Cousteau-style oceanographer who’s having, shall we say, a run of bad luck. His nautical documentaries have fallen out of fashion; his ship’s equipment is so antiquated that he stoops to stealing supplies from a well-equipped rival (Jeff Goldblum) and his marriage to a brainy aristocrat (Anjelica Huston) is showing signs of strain.

Kevin Spacey serves as actor, co-writer, director and producer — and probably caterer, key grip and best boy, if we search the closing credits hard enough — on this misguided vanity project.

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I DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T KNOW WHAT I THOUGHT, but I thought it would be different. My recent exploration down south in Chile opened my eyes to a culture that produces wine for the rest of the world, but not for themselves. Chilean wine country, a burgeoning tourist destination that eerily resembles Sonoma Valley, is bursting with vineyards that flank either side of the highway far up into the hills. But exorbitant wine prices in restaurants told me that the Chileans werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drinking the fruits of these vines. It turns out that 95 percent of Chilean wine is exported to places like the U.S. and the U.K, even though Chile has a culture of wine dating back several hundred years. Since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a sociologist, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve no idea why the wine culture dissipated, but at least the wineries are benefiting nicely -- wine is now the second largest export after produce. However, a passion for wine shows in the glass. With state-of-the-art equipment and organic farming techniques, Chile has risen to child-prodigy status in the wine world. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard about Chile being a frontier, where winemakers practice carefree techniques to sell their wares for cheap. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true -- at least not the carefree part. Chileans are serious about their wine, especially the newcomers to the game. Driving in the Casablanca Valley, west of Santiago, I soaked in the verdant avocado and cherry trees. Then an enormous, incongruously modernist building emerges through the green: House of MorandĂŠ. A huge winery that exports 18,000 cases to over 35 countries, MorandĂŠ emerged late in the winery boom during the 1980s. Similar to Bien Nacido in California, Casablanca Valley is prime real estate for two difficult-to-master grapes -chardonnay and pinot noir. If you see Casablanca Valley written on a label, lay down the cash -- the fruit is that good. MorandĂŠ also sources fruit from other areas, under eight different labels, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kinda hard to keep up with them, but their quality has consistently improved over the years. Their best are sauvignon blancs from the Central Valley (including the late harvest) and Grand Reserve chardonnays from Casablanca.

South of Santiago in the Colchagua Valley, there lies another mecca for wineries. The French discovered this area in the early 1990s when the famed Marnier Lapostolle family of Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Loire Valley moved in. They wanted to create old world style wines with new world grapes, so they established the ultra-modern, well-funded Casa Lapostolle winery. They succeeded with the help of Michel Rolland, a winemaker-demigod that wine snobs worship. Call me pedestrian, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never understood the attraction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fruit, Michel?â&#x20AC;? Carmen Winery in the Maipo Valley, the star of the trip, has it all going on. Modest and unflashy, the winery is impossible to find and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open to the public. The unassuming winemaker, Matias Lecaros, likes it that way. He quietly farms his grapes organically with ducks, chickens and alpacas (a llama-like animal) roaming the grounds. From this extra effort comes affordable, fruit-driven wine, designed for right-now consumption. Carmen uses the warmer climate to produce ripe merlot, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Try them all -- you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed. Although Chile might not drink their fill, we can take up the slack and reap the benefits of great climate, flavors and value. Next week: Argentina and its possibilities. â&#x2014;&#x2014;

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Activism & Politics Amnesty International Local group meets regularly the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Call Raymond at 898-3506.

Chatham County Democratic Committee meets on the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. For information, call Rex Templeton, chair, 598-1834 or 356-1111; Jim Gross, secretary at 236-0313. For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Food Not Bombs

League of Women Voters The Savannah-Chatham chapter of the League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. The league is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit, multi-issue organization that encourages citizen participation in government and takes action on public policy issues. membership is open to any citizen at least 18 years old.

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A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Call Jolee at 925-2710 or Dianna at 898-1080.

Savannah College of Art and Design Masters Degree candidate Maggie Jansen announces auditions for her original play, Operation Sisters, on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Room 13. Cast calls for young women who can play ages 12-25. Please come prepared for cold readings.

Savannah Peace Coalition

College HIV/AIDS Hip-Hop Theatre Program

Savannah Animal Rights and Welfare Group

Keep up with current events every Tuesday night on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to schmalk@yahoo.com to receive an invitation to join the chat.

Savannah Republican Club Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

Sierra Club Regular meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. 351-7436.

Speak Up! Local activist group focused on protesting the illegality of the war in Iraq. Contact Richard DiPirro at 441-7167 for more information.

Young Republicans of Chatham County will meet Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 W. Jones St. A speaker from the American Red Cross will discuss the latest news from the Asian tsunami relief effort and offer tips on what can be done to help. Call 572-5828.

Calling all actors, rappers, dancers and slam poets. The Phoenix Project of Union Mission Inc.’s Theater Education Program will hold auditions for the coming year. College students from all walks of life are sought to participate in the HIV/AIDS Hip-Hop Theatre Education program. Stipends will be provided for all selected cast members. Auditions will be held Jan. 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the J.C. Lewis Health Center, 125 Fahm St. Contact Davena Jordan at 231-0123 for information.

Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and those who want to be. The Lowcountry Ensemble Company is in the process of creating, developing and maintaining a company of actors. For information, call 220-1014 or send e-mail to negroensemble@comcast.net.

Benefits & Fundraisers Coastal Pet Rescue Two Weimaraners rescued after being abandoned by their owners in a Pooler apartment are in need of financial assistance. Jackie

and Colby were turned in to Coastal Pet Rescue on Jan. 15 after their owners decided to move out of state after Jackie was hit by a semi-truck on Dec. 27. Rather than provide the care she needed, they bandaged the leg and gave the dog aspirin. Now Jackie requries surgery by a specialist, at an estimated cost of $1,500 to $2,000. Donations are being sought to cover these costs. Call Lisa Scarbrough at 856-2710.

Paddling for Healthy Hearts Tour This fundraiser was begun by members of the Savannah/Chatham County Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association to raise funds and awareness. It is based on long-distance sea-kayak trips along the Atlantic coast. To follow the progress or make a donation, visit www.heartpaddle.org. r 713-8778.

SCAD Scholarship Gala The Savannah College of Art and Design will host its annual scholarship gala on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in Orleans Hall, 201 Barnard St. The theme is La Nuit Blanche, or The White Night. There will be live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction of original artwork and gift packages. Tickets are $100 per person or $200 per person for reserved seating and personalized cocktail service. Call 525-5850.

St. Vincent’s Scholarship Fundraiser The St. Vincent’s Academy Alumni Association will hold its 4th Annual Alumni Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Harborside Center. A social will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch at 1 p.m. The cost is $30. Call St. Vincent’s Academy at 236-5508 or Beth Buttimer at 353-9894.

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Feed the hungry and the homeless Sundays at noon in Franklin Square as part of a worldwide effort to encourage kindness in the place of violence. Cooking starts around 10 a.m. at The Blue House, 410 W. Duffy St. To volunteer, call 233-4461.

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The oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Whatever happened to your Liberty? Regular weekly meetings are held Mondays at 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7804 Abercorn in Oglethorpe Mall. Call 308-3934 or visit www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

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Second Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance The Mental Health Association of BeautfortJasper counties will hold this fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Port Royal Clubhouse on Hilton Head Island. There will be silent and live auctions. The cost is $75 per person. To reserve a seat, send a check with name, address and phone number to MHABJ, Box 22538, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 29925.

Southside Fire Department/EMS Calendar The 2005 calendar has arrived and is available for purchase. The calendars sell for $10 and proceeds benefit the Southeast Burn Foundation. They can be found at the SSFD headquarters on Norwood Avenue, from any SSFD employee or at Scrap Happy on Wilmington Island. Call 354-1011 to make arrangements to have one delivered to you.

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Spare the Pets Coastal Pet Rescue will celebrate its second anniversary with the Spare the Pets bowl-athon. The event will be held Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at AMF Savannah Lanes on Tibet Avenue. The cost is $20 per person or $120 for a team of six, which includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, a commemorative Tshirt and light refreshments. Registration and payment is due by Jan. 14. A registration form and further information is available online at www.coastalpetrescue.org. For information, call Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151.

Tropical Treasures St. Michael’s PTO will present its eighth annual silent and live auction with work from local artisans, vacation getaways, an array of gift baskets and more on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 at the Tybee Island American Legion. Tickets are $5, which includes admission and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. Call Valerie Beaudreau at 7866026.

Tsunami Fundraiser A combination rummage/bake sale and raffle with household items, furniture, crafts, clothing and more will be held Feb. 19 and 20 at 410 Lindwood Rd. in Windsor Forest. Proceeds will go to the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross for victims of the Asian tsunami. For information or to donate/volunteer, call Patricia Randon at 920-0289 or Carrie Templeton at 404-4575365.

Call for Applications Junior League Educational Community Projects The Junior League of Savannah is accepting applications for community projects in the

area of education. The deadline is Feb. 4. The Junior League selects a community focus in which funds and volunteer hours are directed. Application forms are available at www.jrleaguesavannah.org. Click on ”Community Project Application.”

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Call for Entries Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call 234-0949 or send e-mail to oboefish@yahoo.com.

Civic Services St. Joseph’s/Candler Free Tax Filing Individuals and families with incomes of less than $35,000 with no mortgage or interest payments are eligible to have their taxes prepared free of charge by volunteers at St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Community Center. Volunteers will continue helping taxpayers throughout the tax season. This service does not include itemized deductions and only the simple 1040A or 1040 EZ will be filed. Taxpayers must bring copies of their W2 forms, social security cards for themselves and all dependents, as well as checking and savings account numbers. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon at 812 W. 36th St. in the Cuyler Brownsville neighborhood. No appointments are necessary. For information, call 4470578.

St. Pius Offers Free Tax Filing The St. Pius Family Resource Center at 705 E. Anderson St. will prepare income tax forms 1040 EZ and 1040 A for a family whose household income is $40,000 or less. All forms will be sent electronically to the IRS. Bring W2 forms, social security cards and picture ID. Forms will be prepared Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12 and 19; March 5 and 19’ and April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Classes & Workshops AARP 55 Alive This two-day, four-hours each day class focuses on refreshing driving skills, reviews the rules of the road and identifies areas where changes take place as we age. The cost is $10 per person. Upon completion, most insurance carriers may deduct up to 10 percent on certain parts of an insurance policy for a period of three years. Class will be offered Feb. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cancler Hospital. Call 352-4405 or Jurrell Davis at 897-2364.

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for automotive professionals will be conducted at Savannah Technical College. Registration will continue through Feb. 13. Call 966-6728.

Located across from Summit Gymnastics/Sharks Cheerleading at 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads No. B-2. Call 9211125 for information or visit www.theartschoolsav.com.

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are held at The Art School on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. For information, call Lind Hollingworth at The Art School, 921-1151.

Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. Communicate with your baby before you knew it was possible. Classes are offered in four-week sessions every month. Times vary. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers in collaboration with Royce Learning Centers and Hope House of Savannah offers tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711 or stop by the center at 1601 Drayton St. to register.

Adult Figure Studio is held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads, No. B-2. A variety of models and extended poses are available to artists who would like to pursue figure work. The cost is divided among participants, averaging $50 per 5 weeks. Call 921-1151 for more information.

Babysitters training class St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35, which includes lunch and a training manual, plus certification on completion of the class. Registration and pre-payment are required. 819-8583.

Basic computer class Eastside Concerned Citizens Inc. at 803 E. Park Ave. offers basic computer classes every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 232-5280.

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Don’t just re-glaze pre-made pottery, learn how to make and glaze your own personalized functional pottery or sculpture in these seven-week sessions. Classes cover hand building and glazing techniques and introduce historical and contemporary ceramic artists for inspiration. Small class size offers maximum attention and encouragement. Instructor is an established artist exhibiting her work internationally who formerly taught at Ohio State University and Denison University. Beginners, experienced, SCAD students and faculty all welcome. Call Krista at 313-5442 to register for morning or evening classes.

A 4-hour self-defense handgun course includes firearms safety and self-defense shooting at life-sized paper silhouette targets. Taught by a Georgia certified firearms instructor. $30, plus ammunition. Various Saturday dates are available. 9215754.

Adults Back to College The Office of Adult Academic Services at Armstrong Atlantic State University will host this informaitonal session on Feb. 17 from 68 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Library, 9607 Ford Ave. Call 961-3163.

The Art School provides quality art instruction for ages 6 through adults. Register now for afterschool classes. Classes provide a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere for students of all levels. Classes are a great way to develop a portfolio for those interested in pursuing visual arts. Classes are avaialble for home-schooled students. Tuition includes professional art supplies.

Beginners quilting classes are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., 1601 Drayton St. Register by calling 447--5711 or stop by the center.

Boat Captain’s Class The College of Nautical Knowledge, Sea School, has announced a new course schedule for this area. The 54-hour course and test classroom schedule is conducted weekdays during the evenings and daytime on weekends, is a Coast Guard-approved program. The class will start Jan. 28. Call 1800-237-8663 or log onto www.seaschool.com.

Building a Home The UBuildIt office in Savannah invites you to attend a free seminar to help you learn more about building your very own dream house. Call 236-1211.

Campus Open House Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold an open house on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. in University Hall for prospective stu-

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The Savannah Art Association’s Drawing Inspiration from the Masters free drawing course for teens, adults and seniors will be presented Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Fine Arts hall. The classes will be held every Saturday through October. Call 897-5612 or 598-8217.

offers free classes on using computers to access information at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3662.

is a course offered by Telfair Women’s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org.

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Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing folk hymns from the shape note tradition on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at First Christian Church, 711 E. Victory Dr. Call 6550994.

Free lessons for most instruments are given once a month. Move at your own pace. Call Diane at 234-0949.

will be held Jan. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing. Making pasta at home is much easier than most people think. Learn the basic techniques of making your own pasta dough and you have unlimited options available to create your own pasta dishes. Join the class for $15. Call 819-6463.

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offers swimming lessons for all ages. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 8. Adults and ages 9 to 12 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. A variety of times are offered. Call 351-6556.

Savannah Free College offers this free minicourse beginning Feb. 3. It will run five weeks on Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Bull Street Public Library. To register, call coordinator Jack Star at 233-4288 or visit www.gocollegetoyou.org.

The cost is $10 per person and is most beneficial to parents of children less than 4 years. To register, call 350-9335.

Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, is offering a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants learn through a computer software program, small group and individual tutoring and study books. Participants can choose their hours between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

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Learn to Create a Personal Pampering Plan is the title of a Wisdom & Gathering Session that will be presented Feb. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. To make a reservation, call 447-6605.

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Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc. is offering several classes and workshops. The list includes sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

Optimizing Cash Flow for Profit and Growth is a class that will be offered Thursday, Jan. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. the cost is $30 and pre-registration is required. Call 641-3200.

Parent and Teen Driving Course The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driver’s course the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Day School, 4625 Waters Ave. Call 651-6653 or send e-mail to ccamire@savannahga.gov and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required.

Savannah Art Association Drawing sessions will be held the first three Tuesdays of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Savannah Art Association (located in City Market upstairs over Belford's). Bring your own drawing supplies. Sign in for three sessions at $7 each ($5 for students) or $10 each on walk-in basis. Call 897-5612.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes. Microsoft Word for Beginners Part 1 and 2 is a free course that will be offered Jan. 27 and 31 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 652-3582.

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The Economic Opportunity Authority is offering free computer classes for beginners in Computer Basics Level One plus the study guide program software for the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Call Gloria Ferguson at 238-2960, Ext. 153.

First Steps parent education program

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Free computer classes St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605 for times, days and registration information. Space is limited.

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will meet Sunday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Folk Traditions Store, 414 Whitaker St. We will be getting ready to play on the Main Stage at the Irish Festival on Feb. 20 and need to rearrange our play list. Free for store members, $2 for non-members. Call 341-8898.

will be held on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Integrated Behavioral Center, 1121 Cornell Ave. The cost is $10 per session. Call 3554987.

has Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginner and intermediate tennis programs for juniors and adults that will start in January at local city and county tennis facilities. Junior programs cost $45 and will begin Jan. 30. Calll 961-9862 or send e-mail to ctcsavannah@prodigy.net for information.

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Coastal Scooters is conducting classes that focus on road skills, safety and the proper maintenance of scooters. Classes are limited in size to provide personal assistance. Each rider is equipped with a TGB 49.5cc scooter and helmet. The class is three hours in length, consisting of classroom, field and on-road instruction. Classes meet on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $40. To register, call 232-5513 or visit Coastal Scooters at 418 W. Broughton St.

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Boys and girls ages 10 to 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Grant Hill and more. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. For a free brochure, call 704-3730873.

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offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dissection, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tybeemsc.org.

the web site at savcap.freeservers.com for information and directions or call 748-8818.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a bicycle ride every Saturday. Visit www.cbtc.org for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. 728-5989.

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club This group for Volkswagen lovers - who enjoy meeting like people & attending activities in their autos. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 961-0602.

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium

Drumming circle

presents outreach programs that are interactive, with live animals, costumes and fun activities. Contact Stephanie Edgecombe at 598-2335 for reservations. "Turtle Tales" is a 60-minute outreach program that combines science and art for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Call Edith Schmidt at 598-2447.

There will be a Drumming Circle on Tybee Island the 3rd Saturday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at the Casual Reader bookstore at the shops at Tybee Oaks off Hwy. 80. Call 786-7655.

Clubs & Organizations AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Friends of Oatland Board of Directors meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; general membership meeting follows at 7 p.m. at the Oatland Island Educational Center. Call Serena Nasworthy at 897-3060.

sponsors gaming nights at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Dungeons and Dragons is presented every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the AASU cafeteria. Open gaming nights are held every Wednesday in the AASU cafeteria. Call Antonio Burks at 927-0949 or Catscandance2@aol.com.

Friends of the Library

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education)

promotes education, safety and fun to motorcycle riders. Call Julian at 920-2700 or John at 858-5414 or visit chaptere2.tripod.com.

District 11 meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon on Hwy. 204 and Old River Rd. Please call for more info. 233-9800.

meet the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3655.

Georgia Christian Singles Memberships start at $25 and remain active until marriage. See website or call for local chapters. 1-800-869-2500.

Gold Wing Road Riders Association

Goth Night Savannah

Join others who enjoy alternative movies. Viewings will be held in private homes which includes social time as well as viewing a movie. Call Don at 655-0482 or send e-mail to savdeca@aol.com.

A place to connect with fellow individuals who are interested in the music and art of the Gothic subcultures. We welcome musicians, bands, DJs, filmmakers, performance troupes, writers, clothiers, artists and artisans. Visit www.Goth-NightSavannah.com.

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Harley Owners Group

is part of a regional and global church network. The group meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 12 Drake Dr. Call Frank Spencer at 352-2323 or visit the Web site at www.bannerofthenations.com.

HOG meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, I-95 & Hwy 204. Call 925-5349.

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Beach Historic Neighborhood Association meets monthly on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. Call 605-4471 for details.

Bridge club meets at the JEA 1511 Abercorn, ACBL certified duplicate bridge game every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a $4 fee. Call Lynn Pierce at 3549739.

Chihuahua Meetup of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit http://chihuahua.meetup.com/65/

Civil Air Patrol meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets and 7:30 p.m. for senior members. Check

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association holds its board meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. These meetings are open to the public. For information, call 236-8546.

Hostess City Toastmasters Club For those interested in gaining confidence in public speaking. Meets Tuesday evenings, 7pm at 6206 Waters Ave, Rivers Edge Retirement Community. 355-5450

Learn to play Go Learn how to play the game that will soon replace Chess as the intellectual strategy game par excellence., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Books-A-Million on Abercorn. Call Greg at 232-7549.

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Loyal Order of Moose at 2202 Norwood Ave. sponsors bingo every Tuesday and Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. There is a $700 jackpot.

Objectivist Society of Savannah is a group dedicated to the philosophy of Ayn Rand meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or ww.savannahobjectivists.org.

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit www.obpw.org.

Philo Cafe Philosophical sessions taking on a different topic each time at Barnes & Noble every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Call 659-2930 or 443-9267.

Postage stamp meeting and auction The Savannah Stamp Club meeting and stamp auction is held the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 6412 Waters Ave. Call 354-8870.

Progressive Guys’ Discussion Group An opportunity for men to discuss books, music, film and cultural issues in an intellectually stimulating and non-judgmental environment. Meets the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffee House. 231-8841.

Reiki Share If you are a reiki practitioner, join us to share its healing energies with others. Meets the first Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Moondance Center. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Media Play at 11701 Abercorn and the third Tuesday at, 7920 Abercorn St., at 7 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

Salon for Women Seeking Change ”How untidy my shell has become! Blurred with moss, knobby with barnacles, its shape is hardly recognizable any more. Surely, it had a shape once. It has a shape still in my mind. What is the shape of my life?” -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh. If these words resonate with you and you are a woman of ”a certain age” on her own, join us for lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 236-8581.

Savannah Art Association invites artists to join Georgia’s oldest arts organization. An artists’ co-op, the association hosts classes and provides gallery space for members’ work. Drop by the gallery at 309 W. St. Julian St. above Belford’s in City Market or call 356-0249.

The Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. For more details, call 447-0943 or

visit our web site at http://www.savannahcommunity.com/so/SBL.

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy The Order of the Sons of Italy is forming a lodge in Savannah. This is the oldest and largest national organization that celebrates Italian/American hertiage for men and women. Call Dennis Piasio at 1-888-6742937.

Savannah Chess Club meets Monday at Books-A-Million from 7 to 11 p.m. Bring your chess sets. Call 631-0338 or send e-mail to geocities/savannahchessclub.com.

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. The Navy League is a non-profit civilian organization that supports the men and women of our sea services and educates the public about the importance of sea power. For information, call John Findeis at 748-7020.

Savannah Express Network Chapter of American Business Women’s Association meets the first Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club on East President Street. RSVP to Laura McLaren at 236-6750, Ext. 14, or 898-9362.

Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Monday and Wednesday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $30. All equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencingclub@hotmail.com.

Savannah Ghost and Mystic Meetup Meeting once a month inside a haunted historic house, this is a townhall for psychics, metaphysicians, tarot readers, mediums, remote viewers, pagans, Wiccans, vampyres and those interested in ghosts and parapsychology. Free to join. For information, visit http://www,ghosts.meetup.com/18/ or send e-mail to sscott191@comcast.net.

Savannah Italian Club is dedicated to discussing and preserving the heritage of Italians and ItalianAmericans. Meetings are the first Tuesday at 2717 Livingston Ave. Call Melissa Sanso at 441-0030.

Savannah Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. For information, call 355-6033.

Savannah Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) Group for Macintosh computer and software users meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See www.savannahmug.org.

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society is dedicated to the preservation of the canal and its natural and historical features. Dinner meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant, 65 W. Fairmont Ave. Volunteer Saturdays are the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the

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Savannah Port City Lions Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Restaurant on Stephenson. For information, call 920-9081.

Savannah Ski Club For information, see www.savannahskiclub.com.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary club meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at the First City Club in downtown Savannah. 233-1600.

Savannah Toastmasters ihelps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Give speeches, evaluate and lead meetings on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

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Single People in Christian Education (SPICE)

Southside Optimist Club

Spiritual Discussion Group An exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions on spiritual topics the last Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Moondance Center. 2369003 or www.moondancecenter.com.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. Visit www.savannahsubbuteo.com.

Tybee Beautification Association meets the second Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. With the exception of the June and December meetings, the association meets at the Tybee Community Center.

Weekend Warriors is a program at Portman’s Music for people who were musicians as kids, but went on to pursue other types of careers. The cost is $95, which includes two hours of instruction each week for four weeks. The latest gear will be provided. Call 354-1500.

Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy. All levels welcome, including beginners. Challenging, rewarding and fun. $10 per class. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 115 Charlotte Rd. on Whitemarsh Island. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Belly Dance Classes will be held Wednesday nights with beginners from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and advanced beginners from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons with beginners from 2-3 p.m. and advanced from 3-5 p.m. Small classes, lots of individual attention, mirrored studio on East 53rd St. Cost is $10 per class. Call Layla at 354-5808.

Ongoing Classes at Ballet South Adult Beginning Ballet, Mondays at 10 a.m. Stretch/placement Thursdays at 6 p.m. 5501 Abercorn St. Call 691-2900.

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah hosts Magnificent Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free swing dance lessons are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered the third and fourth Mondays. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

Swing Dance Savannah meeets the first two Mondays of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. A new swing dance club is forming. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or www.shagbeachbop.com.

Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.

Fitness A balanced life Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $20 to $30 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. Multi-level yoga classes are offered Monday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for a package card

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463.

Inside Moves Yoga/Pilates/personal training are available from Bobbie Kraft, 238-1785, e-mail address bwill01@bellsouth.net. Eight classes of yoga/Pilates is $80, four classes is $45 or drop-ins are $12 for a 1 1/2 hour session. Personal training is $50 for a 1 1/2 hour session.

Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 8196463.

Tai Chi Classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463.

Water aerobics at the JEA The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

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Eight classes are $80 and the first class is free. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Habersham. Call 238-1785.

The City of Savannah, Leisure Services, Recreation Services Department, offers a yoga class on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Center, 414 Briarcliff Circle. The fee is $10 per month for ages 14 and over. Call 921-2105 or 651-3650.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group Classes are offered Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10 adults and $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Call Jeff at 352-7057 or send e-mail to jadelotustaichi@yahoo.com

The Jewish Education Alliance will offer the following health and fitness classes: Yoga- Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Friday’s for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 355-8111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605.

Lose Weight like Marc Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

The Yoga Room Hatha Flow Level I Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. and Friday 6-7:30 p.m., Hatha Flow Level II Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 56:30 p.m., Open Flow Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., Power Yoga Saturday 9-10 a.m. and Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.., Mommy and Me Yora on Monday 4-5 p.m. and Wednesday 46 p.m. and Baby and Mommy Yoga -- call for the schedule. 115 Charlotte Rd., Whitemarsh Center. Drop-ins $12 to $75 for eight classes Call 898-0361.

Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. 236-2489.

First City Community Center and Library The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors

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This group is interdenominational and there are no dues or fees. The group discusses education and plans and hosts social events and functions for singles throughout each month. Meets Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church, Room 22.

Women In Need Of Wine and Spirits is sponsoring a Holiday Open House for women who love to socialize. The group meets once a month at a different restaurant or bar. Call 220-1117.

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are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY

First City Network’s Workforce project offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to bwooten@comcast.net.

Friends & Company bowling league meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at AMF Victory Lanes, 2055 E. Victory Dr. 354-5710.

Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 233-4255.

Georgia Equality Savannah is the local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996.

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Lesbian Potluck Girls eat and socialize. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 236-CITY.

Lesbian Therapy Group Share your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe, confidential environment that is facilitated by a licensed therapist the second and fourth Friday at 7 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call 352-2611.

Savannah Gay Business Guild meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. to offer a networking service of gay and gay friendly businesses, organizations and individuals. For information, contact Kevyn Withers at kevyn@kevynwithers.com.

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to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611.

Health Community HealthCare Center provides free health care for those patients who live in Chatham County, are under 65, who do not have primary medical coverage, and who do not exceed certain financial thresholds. The Center is located at 310 Eisenhower Drive Medical Center. Call for an appointment at 692-1451.

Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@netscape.com for information.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Free breast and cervical screenings

will hold nominations and elections for several board of director positions. Individuals interested in becoming part of SP and with the plannings of the second largest Gay and Lesbian Pride Fesitval in Georgia should come to Club One Showbar on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. For information, call Bobby Jeffery at 944-3797 or Joshua Dodd at 925-207-5303.

for uninsured women will be provided Feb. 8 by St. Joseph’s/Candler in its movile screening center, which will be located at St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578 by Jan. 28 to register.

Savannah Stonewall Democrats

Free skin cancer screening

An organization of GLBT Democrats promoting gay-friendly policies within the local Democratic party and working to elect gayfriendly Democrats to public office. Call 2399545.

will be provided Jan. 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Islands YMCA. To register, call 8193368.

Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966.

What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10

Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.

Georgia Smokefree Air Act The Community HealthCare Center is collecting signatures on a petition to amend the current bill to include the banning of all

cigarette smoking in buildings where services to the public are provided; increase tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2; and require that proceeds from the increased tax be spent on health care treatment and research. To sign this petition, log on to www.chcsavannah.com, click on ”New” and submit a short and simple form.

MedStarOne at Memorial Health. Call Lahoma Thurman at 658-6430.

Memorial Health CPR training FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www.memorialhealth.com.

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

Health Screening The African-American Men’s Health Initiative, St. Joseph’s/Candler and 100 Black Men are sponsoring a health screening on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the W.W. Law Center, 909 E. Bolton St. Call 819-3438.

Keeping at risk individuals healthy A Union Mission Inc. program that provides HIV/AIDS education and outreach through the use of free workshops, seminars and peer education. Free needleless testing is provided. Services are free to churches, clubs and shelters. Contact DaVena Jordan at 231-0123 or send e-mail to djordan@unionmission.org.

Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:157:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint repoolacement. To register, call 350-3603.

Men’s Health Awareness Fair will be held Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the King-Frazier Ballroom at Savannah State University. Call 447-6605.

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La Leche League Are you breastfeeding or planning to? Information, education, encouragement and support are available free of charge to all women who are interested in breastfeeding through monthly meetings and over the telephone from La Leche League of Savannah. Call the LLL of Savannah Help Line at 8979261. All series meetings are held in the Candler Professional Building, 5354 Reynolds St, Room 508A. An enrichment meeting, Money, Money, Money , about stretching the family budget, will be presented Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.

sponsors a lecture every Thursday at 6 p.m. titled "The Essence of Chiropractic for the 21st Century." Call 356-5887.

Open Meditation is offered at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health. Visit chopra.memorialhealth.com or call 350-2467.

Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services, women’s shelters, sexual assault services, crisis information, birth control, S.T.D.s, pregnancy options, and more. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Memorial Health blood pressure check

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are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health Child Safety Seat Checks

is a free community health seminar with Dr. Nancy Shull that will be presented Janll. 25 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Call 819-3368 to register.

Certified car seat inpsection technicians will check your child’s car seat to make sure it is property installed every Wednesday in September from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

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Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry will be held the third Monday of each month from 8-11 p.m. at 800 E. Derenne Ave. Poets should stop by by 7 p.m. The fee is $5 general admission and $2 for poets. All are welcome regardless of race, sexual orientation or class. For directions, call 354-1678 or 352-2134.

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courts. Call 404-449-5875 or send e-mail to savannahrugby@yahoo.com.

Wheelchair Basketball Practices are held each Monday. Beginners and intermediate players practice from 6-7 p.m. Advanced players practice from 7-8 p.m. Basketballs and sports wheelchairs are provided. Call 350-7268.

Support Groups African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease

Savannah Masters Adult Swimming

meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027.

is available at the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr., next to Lake Mayer. Levels are Beginner, Fitness, Triathlete and Competitive. Times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:306:45 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. Call Scott Rabalais at 927-7016 or visit www.savannahmasters.com.

Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 5989860 or visit http://all-anonsavannah.freeservers.com.

Savannah Shamrocks women’s rugby team

Alcoholics Anonymous

Practices are every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Forsyth Park near the tennis

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993.

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Alzheimer's Caregiver’s Support Group for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia-causing illnesses meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit www.savannahalz.org or call 598-9905 or 598-8460.

meeting but would like to talk to someone confidentially, call 898-9610.

CASA Support Group The group will meet the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 4478908 or send email to madison@savannahcasa.org.

Amputee Support Group

Cancer support group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the board room located on the first floor of St. Joseph's Hospital. 819-2475.

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

Celiac Support Group

for past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. For information, call Cheryl Brown at 350-3644.

for anyone with celiac disease who is allergic to products containing gluten, their family or friends. Call 507-2592.

Better Breathers support group

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

meets quarterly, March 18, June 17, September 16 and December 16, at noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Lisa Summerford, 819-7340..

Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633.

Bulimia Support Group

meets the fourth Saturday of the month from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 352-8383 or 927-8332. ◗

meets the third Tuesday of each month at Scrap Happy on Wilmington Island. For anyone who is not ready to come to a

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The North Node* transits Aries from November 30, 2004 to June 20, 2006. The lyrics of the last song on Steely Dan’s Countdown to Ecstasy, “King of the World,” emanate from the persona of a reclusive, exurban, neo-primitive male living in the desert somewhere around western Texas, southeastern New Mexico or northeastern Chihuahua. A short-wave radio & stacks of outdated newspapers keep him in touch with a society he has already abandoned; his overt, explicit, almost autocratic contempt for that society extends to you personally – or, in fact, to anybody who dares approach him in the home that is his castle & his kingdom. Amidst the Neolithic anti-decorum which bespeaks the conspicuous absence of women, there reeks an obsession with the futility of civilization, and how its trappings ultimately lead to mankind’s inexorable demise, “You & I will spend this day – driving in my car – through the ruins of Santa Fe.” ◗

ARIES – The professional demise or spiritual bankruptcy of worldly power brokers most likely fails to reflect the original intentions with which such individuals paved their way to Hell. For that reason, the North Node in Aries piques your obsession for extreme caution. Do nothing until you decide what is the right thing to do – and take your time as you decide it. Once you decide, execute with inexorable, single-minded dispatch. TAURUS – Skillful manipulation by power brokers prevents you from identifying whom you may obey or against whom you may rebel. Treacherously, the North Node in Aries warns that such powerlessness may lead you to vent your wrath against loved ones as you maintain a tenuous peace with contrary colleagues. Such emotional imbalance can do you in. Vent excessive nervous energy at the gym – and away from society.

CANCER – Even if you have severed ties with a mate, lover or partner with whom you have endured protracted conflict during the past several years, the North Node in Aries still recommends that you see a therapist to help you sort your emotions out. While nobody is suggesting that you are “sick,” you are prone to projecting your emotions onto strangers – which will make you lose money if you accidentally do that to any of your bosses. LEO – Colleagues & employees who try to hinder you professionally or legally may initially provide you with inspiration to overcome obstacles. However, the North Node in Aries warns that cultivating an adrenaline addiction in order to defeat rivals will backfire over time. Coordinate with other movers-andshakers to learn how to act without causing, or indulging, reactions.

VIRGO – Why baby-sit employees when GEMINI – The North Node in Aries signifies that new power brokers & associates now supersede the authority of current partners & rivals. As a result, the power, ethics & protocol of current associates seem puny & inconsequential. Make room for significant adjustments on all levels. Make no assumptions whatsoever.

you could be building empires? Whether you accumulate real estate or commence entrepreneurial ventures, the North Node in Aries recommend that you put yourself in a position where your word is not only the final word, but is, in fact, the only word. You already know how to “get along” – now, learn how to rule.

LIBRA – Looking for a business or marriage partner? The North Node in Aries denotes that you will find one in an individual whom you cannot control! Not that you’re a control freak – but, let’s face it, you are extraordinarily skilled at disciplining overgrown children. Be thankful when you meet a mature adult who is also an intrepid visionary. SCORPIO – Wise bosses & colleagues who have noticed that you take the lies of liars personally will now put you in a position where liars cannot approach you. The North Node in Aries exhorts you to show more interest in the intricacies of organizational psychology. However, even if you show no interest in such bureaucracy, you will – and should – openly appreciate how cagey allies pull strings to give you rare opportunities.

CAPRICORN – Bosses will batter your ego if they don’t favor you personally. The North Node in Aries denotes that your need to express emotions are suppressed – and because you’ve had so much difficulty with partners since mid2003, the only emotion that you may feel is anger. The problem: you’ve become addicted to your high profile. Learn how to exert influence without flaunting personality. AQUARIUS – The North Node in Aries warns that the weight of your words & your actions is enormous. Legal affairs so overwhelmingly favor you that power brokers expect you to lose your advantage through sheer carelessness. Say & do nothing unless you have already proven that such words & actions will absolutely, irrevocably benefit you.

SAGITTARIUS – Draft extensive, multiple outlines for longer works of creative writing. The North Node in Aries signifies that many pet ideas that have been gestating in your unconscious for many months are more than ready for manifestation. The bottom line: the more organized you are, the more you will write, the more you will publish – and the more that the public will read of your work.

PISCES – Business & romantic partners who insist upon engaging you in power struggles are dispensable & disposable. While you indeed crave a partner, the North Node in Aries indicates that myriad desirable partners also crave you. What others want means nothing if you don’t want them. Be very picky. ◗

@ The North Node and the South Node, or the Nodes of the Moon, represent current & past life karma, respectively, according to astrologer Martin Schulman. Astronomically, the North Node & the South Node are the two points at which the Moon’s orbit intersects the ecliptic, setting a timetable for large-scale Solar & Lunar Eclipses over time.


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The Quit Line a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP. Online information can be found at www.unitegeorgia.com.

St. Mary’s Community Cardiovascular Clinic Is offered every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. except for the second Wednesday of the month, when it is 1-5 p.m. The center is located at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578 for an appointment.

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Hannah Savannah’s Favorite Tales The third addition to The Hannah Savannah Series for Children by Pameal Munson Steadman is now available in bookstores and gift shops. The author will be signing books are various places around Savannah for the next few months. The author is available for speaking engagements and school presentations. Call 233-1006. Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book. Explore and discuss a new spiritually based book each month the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. in Moondance Center. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

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meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

offers specialized therapy groups, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and training and retreats. There is a sliding fee scale and a $25 fee per group. Located at 8111 Waters Ave. Call 352-2611.

is a free community health seminar that will be presented Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in Candler’s Marsh Auditorium with Dr. Barbara ButkerRubin, a national spokeswoman for WomenHeart. To register, call 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org.

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Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

Sankofa Counseling Center

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FOR SALE: 95 red Rodeo Isuzu in excellent condition, stick, leather seats, tape deck and disc, radio, power everything, and loads more. 90,000 miles. New tires and clutch. $3200 Call 507-9800. Ibanez Roadstar II electric bass w/ case for sale. Red body/black pick guard, $250. Call Jay @ 308.0156. Killer drum set for sale!!! 4-piece Ludwig clear Vistalites. Good condition. $500. Call Jay 308.0156. Want to buy or sell AVON? Call Amy 912.352.1669 Indian Restaurant For Sale. Owner is selling a profitable Asian-Indian restaurant in Savannah, GA due to relocation. Interested parties call 301.869.4185.

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PILLOW TOP MATTRESS A Brand NEW deluxe queen mattress and box spring set with warranty. Sill NEW in original factory bag. Sell $150. 912-965-9652

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FURNITURE Elegant hand-carved dining room table and leaf Gorgeous lighted hutch and buffet, with all 6 chairs. All NEW and unused, still boxed. Sacrifice. $1950. Can deliver. 912-966-9937

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Midtown/Eastside: 2136 Texas Ave. B- 1 bed, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen,gas/water/sewer includedNO PETS- $465.00-KEY 623 Seiler Ave.- 2 bed, 1 bath, very nice brick homeNO PETS $650.00 1120 E. 71st Street- 2 bed, 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, new paint, carpet- pets OK- $625.00 1616 Anderson Street- 2 bed, 1 bath, large backyard- pets OK-$750.00-KEY 14 Little Country Place- 2 bed, 2 bath, central H/A, large yard, on quiet cul de sac- Available 1/15/05-$650.00-APPT.

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Islands: 103 Oyster Shell- Unit D-2- 3 bed, 2 bath, upstairs, end unit at Bull River Shoals next to pool and tennis courts, All amenities provided- $995.00- APPT. Commons on Cromwell Apt D-6- 2 bed, 2 bath- back unit w/ wooded view- new carpet, paint, tile, appliances$900.00- KEY 218 Hampshire Road-3 bed, 2 bath in Wilmington Park Subdivision- 2 car garage, pets OK- available 2/1/05 $1,400.00-APPT. 5 Sea Palm Circle-4 bed, 2 bath, fireplace, garage, nice yard in quiet neighborhood, pets OK-available 1/30/05 $1,200.00-KEY 5 Sea Palm Cove-3 bed, 2 bath, 2-car garage, fireplace, nice yard in quiet neighborhood, pets OK- $1,250.00-KEY 13 Ropemaker Court- over 2,000 sp ft, two-story home in Battery Point- 4 bed, 2 bath, huge living room, fenced backyard, pets OK- Available 3/1/05 $1,150.00-APPT. 32 Mapmaker Lane-3 bed, 2 bath home in Battery Point with fireplace, fully furnished and washer/dryer hook-up$900.00-APPT.

Tybee: 153 Lewis Avenue-3 bed, 2 bath, dock & floating dock on Horsepen Creek- $950.00-KEY.

234-4406 503 EAST MCDONOUGH STREET LOWER 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, tile kitchen with electric stove, good cabinet space, living room, washer and dryer. Pets OK. $700/mo. 602 LINCOLN STREET PARLOR UNIT 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with JennAir stove, dishwasher and trash compactor. Laundry room with washer and dryer. $1600/mo. 12 WEST TAYLOR STREET APT#2A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near Monterey Square, Kitchen, Living room. $800/mo. 1600 HABERSHAM PLACE #28 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Furnished kitchen, living room, tile floors, washer and dryer connections, central heat and air. $500/mo. 212B WEST HALL STREET 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, total electric. $800/mo. 203 WEST WALDBURG STREET Parlor apartment. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, off street parking space, fireplace, combo kitchen, living room, washer and dryer connections, central heat and air. $800/mo. 214 A WEST PARK AVENUE 1 bedroom, 1 bath with clawfoot tub, furnished kitchen, hardwood floors, washer and dryer shared. No pets. $600/mo.

Westside: 147 Darling Street-2 bed, 1 bath- APPT. $450.00 21 Stonelake Circle- OFF 17- 2 bed, 2 bath (master has whirlpool) 1250 + sq ft home built in 2003 overlooking lagoon- $950.00-KEY

544 E. Harris Street is in the heart of the historic district on a great street with great neighbors. In the process of completing this new construction. Buy now and pick the finishing touches. 4 bedrooms/ 4.5 baths, porches, deck off the master bedroom and 3 stories high with high ceilings and wood floors on the main level. Exterior is hardyboard. Also included is a state of the art kitchen, fenced yard and off street parking. Too many extras to mention. $474,000 Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800

90 Stonelake Circle- OFF 17- 2 bed, 2 bath (master has whirlpool) 1250 + sq ft home built in 2003 overlooking lagoon- $950.00-KEY 306 Bonnybridge Rd.- 3 bed, 2 bath brick home in Port Wentworth, carport, fenced yard-NO PETS- $850.00-APPT

Southside: 12502 Apache Ave. Unit #23- The River House at Bell’s Landing- Incredible 3 bed, 2.5 bath upstairs-downstairs townhouse, huge master suite, fireplace-NO PETS$1,500.00-APPT 14 Pointer Place- Quailrun Townhouses- 2 bed, 2.5 bath, fireplace, small fenced-in backyard with storage area- NO PETS- $795.00-KEY 145 Greenbriar Court- 3 bed, 1.5 bath, new ceramic tile and carpet, nice neighborhood, very large, shady, fenced backyard, pets OK- available 2/1/05-$900.00-KEY

Commercial: 3249 W. Bay St-Approx 1500 sq. ft. divided into 3 lg rooms, full bath-$750.00- SEE DANNY PETS: There is a $500 non-refundable deposit for up to two pets on all properties allowing pets. SECURITY DEPOSITS: Same as one month’s rent.

3602 MONTGOMERY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, central heat and air, washer and dryer connections, all new appliances, carpet with off street parking. $750/mo. 1330 EAST 54TH STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, living room, dining room combo, garage, hardwood floors, fireplace, stack washer and dryer, gas heat, central air, fenced back yard. Pets OK. $725/mo. 421 EAST ANDERSON STREET UNIT A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, living room, kitchen, central heat and air, washer and dryer. $525/mo. 24 EAST LIBERTY STREET #24 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in the Derenne. Galley kitchen, living room, approx. 933 sq.ft. Not Pets. Short term lease available. $1000/mo. 1504 BARNARD STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath, renovated apartment. Living room with fireplace, furnished kitchen, central heat and air, hardwood floors, washer and dryer connections. $500/mo.

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304 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, large kitchen with electric stove, dishwasher, combo living and dining room. $750/mo.

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522 E Charlton Lane Adorable historic cottage with over 1000 sq. ft. of space. There are two bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths. The cottage has one off-street parking space and a rear garden. Priced at just $149,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

118 Bee Road $125,000 A desirable 3 bedrooms, 2 baths home with a large family room, updated kitchen, and beautiful hardwood floors. Knott pine in family room, 2 storage houses, covered patio. Well manicured lawn. Excellent home for 1st time buyer. Call Craig Daughtery @ 655-8876 for more information. Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

150 Hood Loop Road $80,000 3 bedrooms, 2 baths mobile home on 1.79 acres. Lots of room to roam and play. All appliances included with private well & fenced yard area. Great Schools & low taxes. Call Belinda Davis @ 429-9599 for your showing today!! Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

147 Village Lake Drive Pooler Beautiful home in Great Neighborhood! Owner is a licensed realtor in the state of GA. $188,000 Call Chris Carbery @ 596-8311 for more information! Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

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305 W Duffy St. New condo conversion. Gracious entrance foyer to three residential units with 1 BR each. Separate street entrance to commercial unit with attached living space. High ceilings, multiple fireplaces, w/d, dishwasher, hardwood floors, ch /a, private porch and off-street parking. Priced from $135,900.00. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

1311 E 51st St Adorable Parkside ranch in immaculate condition w/fully equipped kitchen, large fenced yard, off-street parking, & carport. This home has new thermal-insulated windows, Pergo floors, 1.5 beautifully renovated Baths & 3 bedrooms. Just $155,00.00 2401 Habersham St. Victorian-style duplex located in the Thomas Square district. Fully restored and owner occupied. Generous size apartments, each with new ch/a, electric, and plumbing systems. This is a wonderful light filled residence with very special finishes and priced reasonably at $235,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

621 W. 38th Street Sharon Miller Investors delight! This fixer upper has lots of character and is a diamond in the rough! Call Sharon Miller @ 308-5572 for your showing today!!

13 Calico Ct. Liberty County Beautiful new construction. Crown molding in ever y room, custom oak cabinets, new appliances with smooth top range. Quiet neighborhood with beautiful backyard. Minutes from Ft. Stewart. Call Anthony Pitts @ 659-4788 for more information! Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

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1601 E 59 St Fully restored brick ranch home with beautiful finishes throughout. With three bedrooms, two very attractive bathrooms, new systems throughout, and ceramic tile in the living room and kitchen, this home allows for low maintenance living at $149,900.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

533 Oxford Drive Richmond Hill $250,000 Well cared for one owner home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus bonus room on ? acre lot. Very open spacious kitchen with Corian countertops, and glass front upper cabinets. Screen enclosed inground pool is very low maintenance. Hardwood floors in dining room, living room and hall. Great family home in a great neighborhood for only $250,000! Call Rich Brown at 6672867 for your viewing today! Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

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L I N G S continued from page 37 629 Seiler Ave, $115,000. Cute 2 bedroom home on a family street in great condition. Central heat/air, electric and plumbing updated in 2004, beadboard on walls and ceiling, cute kitchen with seperate dining room, and has a basement! 115,000. Call Rhondda Netherton at Mopper Stapen Realtors 912 507-9800 Historic District and over 3400 sq.ft. of new construction, looks historic. Exterior is hardyboard with 3 stories, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus 3 fireplaces. Hi Ceilings, hardwoods down and carpet up. 2 porches, deck of the master and fenced courtyard with room to build a carriage house and garage. $485,000 Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800

1301 East 52nd Street Wonderful tabby bungalow in Parkside area features 3 BR 2 BA, LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, wood and tile floors, architectural details and more. 2 car garage, fenced yard, fireplace, for under 160K. Run, don’t walk, this one will sell! UNDER CONTRACT $159,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

105 West Congress Street Suite A. Basement unit in new commercial condo conversion offers exposed brick walls, decorative ceilings, secure entry, and location, location, location! Priced to sell and cheaper than rent! Only $119,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

105 West Congress Street Suite C. Third floor unit in Congress Street condominium is zoned BC-1 and ready for your home or office. Restored in 2000, it is light and bright with wood floors, decorative ceilings, and exposed brick, and located just steps from City Market. $215,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

7 Mallor y’s Cour t Fabulous 3 BR 2.5 BA Georgetown home awaits you. Open and spacious, this home of fers Pergo flooring, LR/DR combo, finished bonus with separate HVAC, 2 car garage and a large fenced lot. Priced to sell at $175,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

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1932 Greenwood Street, Savannah Remodeled, Updated bungalow -- 2/1 Close to schools, easy access to downtown and islands $69,500 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431 New construction in Bridgewater to be completed end of February, 2005. Four bedrooms, 2 baths, a family room, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a bonus room, $209,050.00 Buy now and pick colors. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 656-3029 New Construction in Bridgewater 4 Bedrooms, 2Baths, a formal dining room, and great room. Will be completed in January, 2005. Buy now and pick inside colors. $196,075 Builder will contibute $3,000.00 towards buyers closing costs. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 656-3029 Move in Now!!! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located in Beautiful Bridgewater. It sits on an oversized lot and backs up to woods. Call Amber to view this awesome home. $159,300.00 Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 656-3029

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3 Schroeder Ct.-$379,900 This fabulous home on Skidaway Island at The Landings is situated on a lagoon lot with golf course view. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living and dining room combination and 2 sunrooms. The rear of the home has glass sliders in all rooms to enjoy the gorgeous views and professionally landscaped yards. The roomy kitchen features a cooking island, pantry cabinets and breakfast area. Come see why Dianne says “The Good Life starts with a Great Home!” Call her today at 663-2417."

132 Grove Point Island Road Southside $950,000 This secluded deepwater estate on Grove Point Island is situated on 2.9 acres with a large family residence, guest house at the dock, floating dock and boat hoist slip. The views of Grove River are breathtaking at any time of day. This quality Troy Buoy built home features 3 bedrooms,2.5 baths, spacious living and dining room combination with exposed beams and high ceilings and fireplace plus front and rear porches. The guest house at the dock could be a family member's separate residence or superb entertaining space. This home was built for entertaining and enjoying all river-front living has to offer. Come see why Dianne says “The Good Life starts with a Great Home!” Call her today at 663-2417."

4527.5 B Ogeechee Road Secluded 2.25 Acre Waterfront Paradise On Stocked lake, Built in 1870 With Heart of Pine floors, corner F/P in Dining Room, 3 B/R plus Bonus, Large Great Room with vaulted ceilings, large detached workshop and carport. Conveniently located in Savannah. $225,000 For More Information Call Dianne Kessler @ 663-2417

250 Rice Gate $145,000 This 3 bedrooms 2 baths low country home features a bonus room that could easily function as an office or play room. The home also offers a private fenced backyard and the interior has recently been painted. All this and its close to Richmond Hill schools and shopping! Call Dianne @ 663-2417 at Tri County GMAC Real Estate for more information!

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Tybee Island 2 bedroom/2 bath condo with loads of charm and only one block from the ocean! Walking distance to stores, restaurants and the pier. Totally furnished with everything you need, including phone, cable and washer/dryer/dishwasher. High ceilings, porch, and soooo much more. Available beginning in March for $85 per night with a minimum of 3 nights. Cleaning is $75. Call 912 236-3095 or 507-9800.

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418 East 52nd Street: Open Sunday from 3-5 PM. 3 BR 2 BA brick bungalow, with the best Ardsley can offer. Beautiful hardwood floors, new kitchen with custom cabinets, black granite counters and stainless appliances. Fully renovated in 2002 and ready for occupancy! UNDER CONTRACT $315,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

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104 Olde Manor Lane, Guyton 3/2 2100 sq ft -- large lot. Well maintained. Close to south Ef fingham schools. $169,500 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431 6127 N. Hwy 119, Pembroke Horse farm -- 17 acres, stalls, corral. House has had major improvements. 2 miles from I-16 $154,900 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431

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9 17th Place For rent on Tybee at 17th Place near the pier and stores, resturants, 1 block for the ocean and 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Furnished beautifully. Hi celings, carpeting, sleeps 6 and $1200 per month, month to month lease. Has a porch and view from the porch. No pets, no smokers. Call 912 5079800 or 236-3095.

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Charming, comfortable, and cozy 3 bed 2 bath home is looking for a family to call its own. Offers a country kitchen, hardwood floors, boat shed, 2128 sq. ft, access to boat dock, near the water, and corner lot. Call LaTrelle Pevey ERA Adams-Pevey Realty, 658-7777 H-3919. $275,000.

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118 Marshview Rd. Gorgeous brick-ranch home w/great private yard. Features 3BR/2BA, LR/DR combo w/hdwd floors, den, breakfast area, laundry room, lots of closet space & storage. Ceramic tile in kit., laundry, & BAs. 2-car covered carpor t & amazing covered inground swimming pool w/marsh view: $269,900. Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

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327 Columbus Dr. This immaculate 4,000 sp. ft. home features 4BR/3.5BA, foyer into huge sep. LR/DR, gorgeous kit., den, upstairs office/dressing room w/2 huge cedarlined floor-to-ceiling closets, MBR upstairs for suite or apt. w/additional LR & kit. 2CG, hdwd floors, great corner lot w/great offstreet parking! $335,000. Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

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825 East Henry St. Investment property. Huge duplex that also includes additional lot (827 East Henr y). 4BR/1BA up 3BR/1BA down. Completely renovated & ready to move in for only $219,900. Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

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Victorian District 2 and 3 Bedroom Apts. Completed Renovated. Central Heat & Air, Small pets allowed. Many Extras. Call 441-2343 for an Appt.

Office Space Entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. Need an office, an administrative assistant and a support network. The International Center for Leadership and Coaching has all these. Call Dr. Boyd 236-3660

GREAT 2BR APT 2 bath, $850/month (water included). Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer, off street parking. 22-1/2 East 39th Street. No dogs. 912-658-8550

LOVELY QUEEN ANNE VICTORIAN HOUSE Large one-bedroom apar tment, Central Heat/Air, hardwood floors, fireplaces, Washer/Dryer. Water included. $675/month. Call 912-233-5246 for appointment, Please leave message.

NEW RENOVATION!! 2 bed, 1 bath, $795/month Midtown at 521 E. 37th. All new! DW, W/D, Central H&A. 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deck. Parking. SCAD welcome. Beautiful street.

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Beautiful House! House or Rooms for Rent! Historic District 4-5 Large Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, W/D. All New Appliances. Large Front and Back Yard, Second Floor Rear Deck. Security System and Privacy Fence. Must See. Call 748-6063 or 604-8912

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Historic District 2BR/1BA, CH/A, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, high ceilings,corner of Drayton and Anderson, available now, Pets OK. $700.00 (484-3986) 4BR/2BA, CH/A, washer/dryer on site, hardwood floors, high ceilings next to downtown Kroger, Available Now. Pets OK. $800.00 (484-3986)

Cottage for Rent Cottage for Residential or Commercial Rent. 900 Sq Ft, Full Bath and Kitchen, CH/A, Courtyard w/Zen Garden and Water Features. W/D, Non-smoking, no pets (1 cat Ok w/pet deposit), gorgeous wall finish, ceiling fans, French doors and walk in closet. Off Street parking, Midtown. Move in Feb. 1st. $700 monthly. Call 236-3660 Unfurnished Home for rent in Ardsley, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, pool, deck, central heat & air,alarm system, carport and fireplace. $1500 1-2 year lease. Available May 10th. Call Dr. Boyd 236 3660

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House For Rent Desirable Coffee Bluff Area, 3 bdrm/2 bath, w/private fenced-in backyard, fireplace, and 2 car garage- no pets-$1,100 monthly, call for deposit info: Mike @ 657-9549

103 Oyster Shell Road-Unit D-12 This Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath Bull River Upper End Unit Condo Overlooks Pool & Tennis Court. Gorgeous Colors, Pergo Floors In Majority of Unit, REF, D/W, Range/Oven, Washer Dr yer$995/month. Call Fox Properties @ 352-2747 Beautiful 4 Bedroom for Rent. Hardwood Floors, CH&A, Security System, Fenced In Back Yard and off Street Parking. $875 monthly. Call 912-596-0728 1-4BR Apartments &Homes! Top quality, newly-renovated properties Pets welcome! Calypso Properties 912-231-0240, www.calypsorentals.com

319 E. Waldburg St. (Avail. 01/01/05) Fantastic location near Forsyth Park. Newly renovated duplex, Top floor, 2-3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Fully furnished kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large back Porch, Shared courtyard, and Offstreet parking. $990.00/month , Contact: 912-220-1020

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DWELLINGS continued from page 41 116 EAST ANDERSON ST Upper. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer, central air, off-street parking. $900/month. Call 912-713-1072

124 E. OGLETHORPE AVE. Apartment A 2-bedroom, 1-bath, hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer/dryer, alarm system, off-street parking, pantry, plenty of closet space. Oversized Living room, w/nice light. $1100/month, $1100/security deposit. No pets. Call Kathy, 912-713-7860. 2-BEDROOM COTTAGE

For Rent in Historic District. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, front and back porches. Lots of Character! $695/month. Call 912-495-0305.

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Time Share Do You like to travel? Tired of High Prices looking for a place to stay, well your looking at the right Ad. Selling My 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath TimeShare in Brigantine, New Jersey, overlooking the Beach. Just 5 Miles from Beautiful Atlantic City. Price $5000. Please call 912-961-9534.

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Roommate Retired College Professor seeks mature person to share his 5 Room Garden Apt in Royal Oaks. Call Dr. John J. Dunn @692-1230 ROOMMATE WANTED 2 Bedroom / 1 bath / full kitchen/ livingroom / diningroom /washer& dryer / garage /fenced yard / off street parking. Great neighborhood, Great location Historic Baldwin Park ( Near Abercorn & Victory )

$500.00 a month + deposit Utilities included CALL JOHN @ 912-247-0877

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ROOMMATE WANTED for Local Cooperative, $375 Monthly, for large bedroom. Utilities Included. Front Porch, Washer/ Dr yer, Backyard. Call 233-4461 SHARE 5 bedroom house on Tybee. $350 month. Includes utlities. Alternative lifestyle OK. No pets or drug abuser. 9am-10pm, 786-7478.

RETIRED COLLEGE PROFESSOR Seek mature person to share his 5 room garden apar tment in Royal Oaks. Call Dr. John J. Dunn 912-692-1230 ROOMMATE WANTED Large two bedroom on Daf fin Park. $400 monthly includes utilities and cable. Beautiful four plex. Call 856-1370.

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