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Volume 4 • Number 21• February 16 - February 22 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly• www.connectsavannah.com

Abraham’s Children, Too

An American's life among the Palestinians

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Volume 4, No. 21, February 16, 2005 On the Cover: Dave Reed shows some Palestinian children some yo-yo tricks in a village near Jenin (photo by Erik)

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Palestinian Odyssey

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Letters to the Editor

Jane Fishman 10 Paging the Creative Coast... Sports 11 Gnew Gnat John Simmons

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Festival Feature 12 Savannah Irish Festival Blotter 13 From SPD reports Non Sequitur 13 Our favorite cartoon News of the Weird 14 Strange but true

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Connect Recommends 16 Our picks from the local scene Music Menu 17 Local gigs a la carte Soundboard 22 Who’s playing and where

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Art Patrol 19 Exhibits & openings Personal Tech 20 The latest gadgets Cuisine 21 The return of Churchill’s

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8th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count What: People across the nation are encouraged to count birds during some or all of the four-day event, keeping watch in their backyards, parks or other public lands. They can then report their highest tallies for each bird species over the internet at www.birdsource.org/gbbc and view maps of the counts as the data pour in. When: Feb. 18-21. Cost: Free. Call: 800-843-2473.

Number the Stars (thru the weekend) What: This production is set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Denmark. The play follows Annemarie and Kirsti Johansen as they help their friend Ellen Rosen escape from the Nazis by crossing the ocean to Sweden and safety. When: Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 20 at Call: 6513 p.m. Where: Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.C 6783.

GSU Presents Porgy and Bess What: The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University will present the Broadway masterpiece by George and Ira Gershwin with DuBose and Dorothy Hayward. When: Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Where: The Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive on the GSU campus. Cost: $39 for the general public and $33.25 for GSU faculty, staff and students. Call: 912-486-7999 or toll-free 866-PAC-ARTS, or visit http://pac.georgiasouthern.edu.

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The Psychotronic Film Festival Presents Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself With Tea What: This is the first-ever cult and indie film festival held in Savannah. There will be six features presented over 14 nights -- some famous, some obscure. The series opens with an ultra-rare and legendary science fiction film from Czechoslovakia. When: Monday, Feb. 21. Seating begins at 7 p.m. and showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6. Advance tickets are available at The Sentient Bean. Seating is limited as only 54 seats are available for each movie. Call: 232-4447.

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What: Savannah State University will mark the 45th anniversary of the sit-in movement with a documentary titled February One and a panel discussion. The panelists include lecturer Charmain Flemming, assistant professor Stephen Asperheim and professor Kenneth Jordan, all of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at SSU. When: Thursday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. The documentary will be shown again on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Where: SSU’s Elmore Theatre.

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What: Dr. Schuyler Foerster will speak to the Savannah Council on World Affairs on The Transatlantic Alliance: New Relationships for a New Reality. This program is part of a special national lecture series called Transatlantic Tensions and Global Security. When: Thursday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: Free.

What: Savannah area restaurants raise funds for tsunami relief. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF. When: Sunday, Feb. 20, 2-6 p.m. Where: Historic Roundhouse, MLK & Harris downtown. Cost: $30 adults, $10 children 12 & under. Purchase tickets at Il Pasticcio, Elizabeth on 37th, Georges, Elysium, Avida, Kao, Soho South, Sapphire Grill, Venus de Milo, or Savannah Wine Shop.

AASU Music Ensembles Showcase Concert What: The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music and Theatre presents this musthear concert to show off the talents of the AASU Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, University Singers, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo, highlighted by a special appearance by AASU faculty member and pianist Kevin Hampton. The various ensembles will perform different styles of music by composers George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Harry Connick Jr. and others, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. All ticket proceeds will benefit the AASU Music Scholarship Fund. When: Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: Advance tickets are $8 and $10 on the day of the concert. Seniors, children and military advance tickets are $6 and $8 on the day of the concert. Tickets available at the AASU AMT Box Office. Call: 927-5381.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 The Psychotronic Film Festival Presents Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns What: The first-ever cult and indie film festival held in Savannah continues with his documentary on the history of famed alternative rock band, They Might Be Giants, with Frank Black, David Eggers and Janeane Garofalo, Ira Glass of National Public Radio’s This American Life, Andy Richter, Conan O’Brien, members of Spinal Tap and more. Door prizes will be given away before the start of the film. When: Wednesday, Feb. 23. Seating begins at 7 p.m. and showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6. Advance tickets are available at The Sentient Bean. Seating is limited as only 54 seats are available for each movie. Call: 232-4447. ◗

Savannah Irish Festival What: A full-day of Irish music, food and fun with world class entertainment. See Festival Feature this issue. When: Saturday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: $11.50 per day adults, $20 two-day ticket; children 15 & under free with an adult. Call: 232-3448 or visit savannahirish.org

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FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, world history has revolved around events in the Middle East. It’s not hard to see why. The cradle of civilization is also the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Those religions are tied together for all eternity by a single common ancestor, Abraham, acknowledged by all three faiths as the first prophet of God. Despite this common ground -- or perhaps because of it -- the great Middle East melting pot shows no signs of simmering down. With the latest dramatic news out of the region -- a peace summit of sorts between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and new Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas -- comes a small, shimmering candlelight of hope. We’ve chosen to mark the occasion by interviewing a peace activist with longtime local ties, Dave Reed. The 26-year-old spent the summer of 2004 in the land known in the Bible as Palestine. He spent time with local citizens and took part in a “Freedom March” along the path of the massive “Green Wall” the Israeli government is building to contain the Palestinian population and shelter a growing number of Israeli settlements, which seemingly spring out of the desert overnight, often right in the middle of established Palestinian neighborhoods that are powerless to stop them. Reed’s trip was under the auspices of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a nonprofit organization that works on behalf of Palestinian rights. A full diary of his trip can be found at his website, davereed.org/. ISM is not without controversy. Its outspokenness against Israeli policy has provoked accusations of anti-Semitism, despite the fact that a large percentage of its members are Jewish. The group has also been accused of outright support for Palestinian terrorists -- though this accu-

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Hani, a Palestinian teenager, stands in front of an Israeli-built ‘separation barrier,’ called by some an ‘apartheid wall’; note the Israeli jeep on the other side of the fence and the Israeli settlement that can be seen on the hillcrest just behind him sation is belied by the fact that the Israeli government has not outlawed the group, and ISM activists continue to more or less come and go in Israel at will. (An ISM spokesman says that “the root cause of the violence in the region is the illegal seizure of Palestinian land and the violent oppression of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories. We are working to end this so that counterattacks against Israelis may also stop.”) We spoke to Reed recently about his 2004 trip and his thoughts on more recent developments in the region.

Connect Savannah: Is it unusual for a Jew to make that 180 degree turn to support Palestinian rights and nationhood?

Dave Reed: I don’t think I’ve gone 180 degrees at all. When I grew up the focus in our household that I came to Judaism from was that of a humanist religion with a strong emphasis on supporting the underdog and looking at things critically. There’s a heavy emphasis on personal responsibility. I’ve been concerned and interested in the conflict in the Middle East for quite a while. Growing up Jewish, a strong connection to that part of the world is central. I guess around high school I began to read different things and expand what I know, and I came to a different perspective. What I see as going on over Dave Reed at ‘Abraham's Spring’ at Tel Rumeida, there, and what the ancient city of Hebron

motivates me, is the sense of injustice and oppression. That applies whether the one being oppressed is Israeli or Palestinian or whatever. The membership of the International Solidarity Movement is at least 20 percent Jewish.

Connect Savannah: You say you were the subject of a lengthy interrogation when you landed in Israel. Dave Reed: I guess I wasn’t answering the questions at Passport Control in Tel Aviv very well. So they pulled me aside into another room and asked more questions. I guess I fit the profile -- a young college student, it was my first time over there, I didn’t know any Israelis personally. I guess in that case they automatically ask more questions. And then when I mentioned I was Jewish they just waved me through.

Connect Savannah: Just like that? Dave Reed: Yeah. But there have been Jews they have refused entry to.

Connect Savannah: Where did you stay during your trip? Dave Reed: I stayed in hostels, mostly. My trip was not at all objective. I didn't go to spend a lot of time in Israel proper. At the beginning of August I was required to go through a two-day training program run by the Christian Peacemaker Team. That’s a group that’s funded by the Mennonite churches, the Quakers -- Christian groups that are strongly associated with nonviolence and pacifism. They’ve been in Hebron for ten years now. After I did that, most of us went to join the Freedom March that happens every summer. It follows the path of the Green Wall from the north where they began construction, to right outside Ramallah in

the south. I spent about a month solid in Jenin living in an apartment, talking to people, documenting things.

Connect Savannah: Jenin is the town where an alleged massacre of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) happened. Dave Reed: That was back in 2002. The IDF called it Operation Defensive Shield. The military invaded the main refugee camp. I talked to lots of people about that. Almost a quarter of camp was completely flattened over the course of 18 days. When I went to Jenin, I expected to see this giant hole in the ground. But there’s so much construction in the camp now, it seems like almost every other building is brand new. And most of the construction is done by local people, funded from abroad.

Connect Savannah: You apparently had some close calls in Jenin yourself. Dave Reed: Jenin’s the birthplace of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. It has a history of very strong resistance, both nonviolent and armed resistance. I went up to Jenin three days after the IDF attempted to assassinate some senior leader of Al Aqsa. They dropped two bombs from an unmanned aerial vehicle. One bomb missed the car he was in and hit a building off the road that was home to two families. The bomb blew a hole in the roof right over the kids’ bedroom. It just so happened that both families were in the front part of the building at that time, so no one was killed. I was also in Jenin when there was an Israeli Special Forces operation to kill another Al Aqsa leader. They were in a car following the car the Al Aqsa guy was in. When the car came to a stop, the Special Forces got out of their car and sprayed


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Connect Savannah: George W. Bush is the only American president to publicly call for Palestinian nationhood. From your point of view, isn’t that a huge step forward for Middle East peace?

Connect Savannah: Is that one of the Israeli “surgical precision strikes” the U.S. media is always telling us about?

Dave Reed: When I hear Bush or any of the current leadership in Israel or the U.S. talk about a Palestinian state, I keep thinking about a statement from a senior member of the Israeli leadership when he was asked about a two state solution. He basically said -- and I’m paraphrasing -“Look, Palestinians can call it whatever they want to call it. If they want to call it a state, they can call it a state. If they want to call it fried chicken, they can call it fried chicken.” In other words, they’re just going to have to live with what we give them.

Dave Reed: Well, in the press the next day they did indeed call it a “precision strike.” But I met with the families of some of the injured people, and it wasn't very precision. The Israeli soldiers didn't just shoot the people they were after -- they got out of the car, sprayed the whole street, got back in car and took off.

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Dave Reed: Hebron is an amazing, beautiful place. It’s also where you Dave Reed: One of can see the the architects of natural proSharon’s disengression of milgagement plan itary gave an interview in occupation. A the Israeli press. He very small was very candid number of about the disenextremely gagement plan. He radical Jewish said it was not fundamenintended to distalists have engage anything. established a The whole idea was settlement right in middle The late Yassir Arafat's grave site in Ramallah; he was to stymie the U.S , of the old city. buried in sand in a temporary site and plans are for and give Israel The govhim to be moved to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem room and time to finish the wall and ernment has when a Palestinian capital is established build more settleput military in ments. The point the old city with certainly was not to allow the creation of a a mandate to protect the Jewish settlers. Palestinian state. So there are about 400 settlers in the But you have to realize that at the middle of Hebron with 2500 soldiers to same time, polls show that a vast majority protect them, a ratio of about six soldiers of Israelis support disengagement. The to one settler. tide is really turning against the hardcore It’s almost this otherworldly thing. far right settlers. But I just don't know that Everywhere there are checkpoints, everyit's enough to cause a withdrawal. where there are settlements. In the middle of the city you've got these settlers who Connect Savannah: Is it true that since are seriously some of the most fundamen9/11 and the Iraq War, Islamic fundamentalist people on the planet. I mean, they talism is on the rise with Palestinians? really are frightening. They walk around with complete impunity because they Dave Reed: I didn't get that feeling at all. know the military is there to protect them. That’s an idea put out in the media by the One day during Ramadan I was with a Israeli government and our government, Palestinian friend of mine, walking by the that there's a strong Islamist movement in Ibrahimi mosque. The Jewish settler kids Palestine. I just didn't see it. There’s cerhad come down from a nearby settlement tainly a strong nationalist movement. and began throwing stones at Palestinians Palestinians are not interested in a leaving the mosque from midday prayers. monarchy or in a theocratic government, One soldier half-heartedly tried to stop they’re interested in democracy. The vast them, but the kids knew he wasn’t actually majority are interested in some form of going to do anything to them. Then they secular government. There’s little disstarted throwing rocks at me and my cussion of an Islamic state. Virtually every friend. Some were six or seven years old. Palestinian I met talked about peace and Now, in Hebron if Palestinian kids wanting to work with Israelis to build decide to throw any rocks, the first response is rubber bullets. And it can very quickly move up to live ammunition. continued on page 8

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Connect Savannah: Ariel Sharon has put a lot of political capital on the line with his disengagement plan, which would dismantle many Israeli settlements.

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Connect Savannah: What’s your take on the recent Palestinian elections? Dave Reed: The ISM tried to put together a campaign to put volunteers with candidates. They had election monitors at polling stations in East Jerusalem on election day. What they're writing about is very different from what we've heard on the news. From what I've heard, the elections went smoothly where the Palestinians controlled things. But in East Jerusalem, Israelis controlled the election. Palestinians were forced to vote in Israeli post offices, with Israeli soldiers and tanks surrounding the place. Jimmy Carter said he was trying to fix the situation in East Jerusalem, but he was the

they won’t act against Palestinians except in self-defense.

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peace. It wasn't unusual to hear people say, “We have to live together, we have no choice but to share this land.” People say to them, “Where are the Arab governments in all this? Why haven’t they stepped up to help you, to build some roads or something?” Well, helping build roads doesn’t help keep the Israelis from destroying the roads as soon as they’re built. But Palestinians do recognize that Arab governments in the region use the occupation for interior politics. You hear that all the time: “They like us to be under occupation so they can use it for their own gain.” Palestinians are not stupid people. They’re very educated.

ISM Freedom Marchers have a rough encounter with the Israeli military in the West Bank town of Mas'ha one who proposed putting polling stations in Israeli post offices.

Connect Savannah: Are you hopeful about the tentative peace agreement between Sharon and the new Palestinian leader, Abbas? Dave Reed: Well, any possibility for a cessation of violence is positive. But there's a lot of back-patting and self-congratulation right now in the American press, to the

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effect that, “Oh, we knew all it would take was for Arafat to be out of the picture.” I don't share that optimism. First off, it's not an agreement at all. Nothing official has been decided. Secondly, if you look at what's been said, it's just as it's been in the past: All the responsibility for change is entirely on the Palestinians, none on the Israelis. They didn't agree to halt the settlements or to stop building the wall. It’s interesting that the Israeli government has told the press

Dave Reed: Of course. The entire occupation is based on self-defense, just as the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was based on self-defense. The Israeli government just announced that when the evacuation of the Gaza Strip begins, their last official act will be to demolish another 3000 Palestinian homes. Once again, with self-defense as the rationale, to create a no-man's land and stop weapon smuggling. Destroying people's homes is a particularly hideous crime. I'm hopeful that the violence will be halted, but it needs to be all forms of violence. Land occupation, theft of property, destroying people's homes are all forms of violence, too. It’s been said many times before, but I keep coming back to this: Until there is justice, there will be no peace. And there can be no justice as long as the occupation goes on. ◗

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Editor, Given current efforts to promote fiscal responsibility in government, it’s ironic that a fundamentally irresponsible public-private partnership bill (HB218) is being promoted in Georgia's General Assembly. This ill-considered measure would allow arrangements made by local governments and development authorities with would-be private investors to be hidden from the public until after sweet-deal contracts are signed. For many years, government giveaways to corporate players that pit one community against another have been known to be the worst kind of welfare capitalism, hurting the public instead of helping us. Doubly ironic, if not downright hypocritical, is that many of the same politicians who condemn social programs targeting the low income are among the first in line to fork over public resources and tax breaks worth millions to private ventures in the name of economic progress, with no guarantee of results and little on record to bolster confidence. In the late 1990s, Time magazine, hardly a radical left-wing journal, ran a revealing series of articles (“What Corporate Welfare Costs You”) providing overwhelming evidence that such giveaways rarely benefit the communities that offer them. Numerous other investigations and studies have found much the same thing. Making it lawful to keep such negotiations secret until after they become legally binding deprives the public of constitutional control over the use of public resources -- monetary and otherwise. Such covert operations are likely to turn tax dollars and natural resources into excessive corporate profits that benefit only a privileged few at the expense of the vast majority. Corporate welfare and the backroom bargains that enable it are promoted by those who benefit greatest – the most opportunistic segment of the business sector, including many people in high places who own a piece of the action – and well-meaning but intellectually challenged public officials who simply don't understand when they are making a fool’s bargain. As Midway Representative Al Williams said, the need to attract new jobs shouldn’t trump the public’s right to know what is being done with tax money. Moreover, I would remind our politicians that not all jobs are worth creating, and not all employers will be responsible members

of our communities unless they are held publicly accountable. David Kyler Center for a Sustainable Coast


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From POTS to PANS

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Chris Miller works toward a paradigm change for our Creative Coast FOR ABOUT THREE HOURS last week, it is back to the future on Ossabaw Island. In one corner, there is the bearded, studious and understated archaeologist Dan Elliott, digging deep into the earth, patiently, methodically, systematically mining for clues to the days when African-American slaves inhabited this barrier island’s two remaining tabby houses that the Ossabaw Foundation plans to restore. With a team of two -- Mark Frissell and David Stroud -- Elliott spends his day probing and scraping, dumping and shaking, looking for clues, hunting for artifacts, trying to piece together earlier decades, trying to find a window of explanation into the lives of 18th and 19th century Southern slaves. If not long-suffering, Elliott, president of the well-respected and nonprofit Lamar Institute, is realistic. He is resigned. If at the end of the day, he finds a belt buckle, a shard of pottery, a tobacco pipe, he is happy. That he already found a small lice comb of carved bone, a 19th-century shoe buckle and a doll-sized porcelain plate is icing on the cake, if only because it dispels the myth that children of slaves did not play with toys. But while Elliott and team continue its three-week-long archeological dig with tools such as a pad of graph paper and a stack of brown paper lunch bags to deposit their findings, another group of people motoring over to the island for a few hours arrive with another set of tools, another language, this one

involving software, telecommunications and digital manipulation. This group is led by Chris Miller, affable, energetic, garrulous and the ultimate techie. Miller, who talks in complete sentences and complete paragraphs, was shepherding two men from Epproach Communications (“...it’s in the air!”), one of a number of high-tech companies that Miller, a fan of “knowledgebased businesses,” is working long and hard to bring to Savannah. As a board member of the Ossabaw Foundation, Miller’s mission is to improve the “data access” capability of the island, to take Ossabaw from the world of road kill to one of cyberspace. “There’s no way we could get researchers to go anywhere for more than a day if they can’t pick up access,” he says. Miller, 46, knows something about the subject. In 1995, while surfing the net at an Internet bar in Atlanta, he ran across the early Internet provider Mindspring, which was eventually bought out by Earthlink. He liked the sound of the company. “They had integrity,” he says. “They sounded like people who wanted to do the right thing. In their mission statement they said they wanted to change the way the world did business. They wanted to offer exceptional service to customers, to be an exceptional place for employees to work and to offer exceptional returns for shareholders. They turned the usual paradigm on its head.” So for the first time in his life, Miller, a native of Wilmington, Del., who once ran a concert hall on the West coast and a YMCA camp, asked for a job. He got it. As a technical support representative, he became one of 15 people to

work for the company. Five years later, when he left, he was a vice president in charge of customer service and sales, managing 3,000 people. That’s when he moved with his boat to Savannah -- “to watch the marsh grow.” But the peripatetic Miller wasn’t built to sit still. He looked around, started talking to people and before long formed his own nonprofit company. As head of The Creative Coast, he’s doing his best to convince the city’s movers and shakers that tourism is not the only way for the city to go, that with 30,000 miles of buried fiber optic cable, thousands of tech-friendly students graduating every year and a beautiful town to boot, Savannah needs to change direction. “I like ice cream, too,” he says, referring to the benefits of tourists, “but not for every meal.” Articulate, charming, comfortable in any milieu and able to practice collaboration, he’s raising questions and making people think. But to the handful of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employees who oversee Ossabaw and live on the island, he’s a godsend. They like living off the grid, mind you, but they are hungry for a better phone system. They want to be able to communicate faster, cheaper and more reliably. They are motivated to cooperate. So when Epproach CEO Roel Harsta started talking about needing a tall structure for their transmitter, the DNR’s Jim Simmons directed the crew to a pile of five 12-foot pieces of discarded tower that had been sitting at the edge of the woods forever. Still, the irony of watching Bob Ketterhagen, Epproach’s director of

technology, hold up his handheld GPS to try to get a bead on a satellite, while archaeologist Elliott and friends -- under the watchful eye of seven or eight meandering burrows and several wild boar -reach for a shovel, a masonry trowel, a dust bin, a toothbrush and a shake screen is not lost on Jim Bitler, the onisland coordinator for the Ossabaw Island Foundation. “They track satellites,” said Bitler, who is nothing if not a quick read. “We track pigs.” None of that fazes Miller. He’s heard the arguments of the Luddite -- and he’s sticking with his vision. His hair pulled back in a ponytail, his feet in Chaco sandals and socks on a chilly February morning, he is only looking forward. “POTS stands for plain old technology stuff,” he said, not afraid to bring the level of conversation down a peg or two. “PANS stands for pretty advanced new stuff. We’re looking for PANS.” It’s when he moves into talk of broadband, redundant path main track, acoustic couplers and back hauling diverse paths that Bitler, who can weave his own stories around indigo production, the history of the island and how to make a wall out of tabby, rolls his eyes and whispers, “Gee, I wish I had studied Latin. Know what I mean?” I do, but that didn’t mean we’re not trying to understand. It just takes the rest of us a little longer. ◗

Jane Fishman writes a weekly column for ConnectSavannah. She can be reached at gofish5@earthlink.net. To comment in a letter to the editor, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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The Gnewest Gnat A chat with John Simmons, new owner of the Savannah Sand Gnats

Connect Savannah: Many baseball people insist that Savannah is still too small a market to support a minor league team. What about that school of thought? John Simmons: A lot of small markets are actually doing very well. They’re all different animals, really. It boils down to a lot of other factors, like competition for the entertainment dollar, things like that. The most important thing is, it’s got to be a great family experience.

Connect Savannah: Another thing you hear so much is that the key to minor league success isn’t so much the baseball but the entertainment. John Simmons: Well, the concerts we have planned are the big thing. I love music, and there’s nothing like a good concert. We eventually want to get to a point where about ten percent of the home games have a post-game concert afterward.

John Simmons: Yes, I’m absolutely prepared to say that, and that’s what I’m saying.

Connect Savannah: Everyone, even the city, agrees something has got to be done about Grayson Stadium. What are some specific improvements you’d like to see happen?

John Simmons at Grayson Stadium We’ve got Sammy Kirshaw coming in April 9. Then we’ve got the big Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson show in June. That’s not after a game, of course, but it’s part of our schedule at the stadium. Then later on we’ve got the Wanda Mountain Boys, a great country gospel group, to perform after a Sunday game. One thing we really want to do is focus on church groups. Not just in town, either, but church groups all around the area. One of our goals for ‘06 is to maybe announce the opening concert, but have all the others be a secret. You’ll pay six bucks to come to a game, and there might be a concert afterwards. You don’t know unless you come. And, boom, there’s Alan Jackson or somebody like that coming out after the game. But other than that, you know, you can go on the Internet and see what every other club is doing. There’s only so much you can do (laughs). You’ve got the sumo suits, throwing the ball through the hoop, and everything else. I’m not going to sit here and say we’re going to come up with a million new things.

Connect Savannah: There was some controversy sparked by reports in Illinois that you might be planning to move the Sand Gnats up there after the 2005 season. John Simmons: Well, what happened was everyone knew I was working on a team deal in Southern Illinois. So naturally they assumed that meant I was thinking of bringing the Sand Gnats up there. No one could contemplate that what I was actually doing was considering buying a second team. Now, I don’t blame anyone for thinking that. It’s perfectly understandable. It was kind of a natural thing to think, in a way.

John Simmons: We’ve already had architects give us some designs on some things we want to do in the 65 days before the season opens. Keep in mind I didn’t get full SAL approval until this past Monday. The only major work is what we want to do to the concourse -- clean it up, make it nicer and friendlier. It’s too late to do anything to the seating or anything like that. There are really two things we want to do in those 65 days -- the concourse work, and fix the foul ball nets so there are no holes and you can see through it better.

Connect Savannah: The history at Grayson is unbelievable. Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron all played here, to name just a few. John Simmons: It’s an incredible story, it really is, and we’re going to try our best to get the word out. I’d like to do more with the plaques that are in the concourse right now. Get them refurbished, and invite some of those players honored on the plaques to come down to some games and rededicate them. Then we’ll put them in a different area where they can be displayed better.

Connect Savannah: How is the Nationals affiliation going to impact you locally? John Simmons: It’s going to be great. Really, other than the Braves there’s no other affiliation that would be better for the Sand Gnats right now. There’s so much buzz around the Nationals now. It’s also good because Washington isn’t really all that far away -- certainly it’s a lot closer than Montreal (laughs). Another plus is, the team is owned by all the owners of Major League Baseball, so in a sense they’ll all want to help us out in some way. Everyone will have a stake in the Nationals’ success. ◗

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John Simmons: Well, it’s going to be fun. I’m not saying I’m the world’s greatest businessman or anything like that, and this isn’t something you’d necessarily want to depend on as a retirement vehicle. But I’ve got kids, and that’s going to be really great -- for example, my oldest son is seven. So on our first homestand we’re going to make him a batboy -- he’ll be batboy number 7. Most of all, we want to make this a real treat for the city.

Connect Savannah: So you’re prepared to say point-blank that you’ll keep the Sand Gnats here beyond the 2005 season?

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ONE THING’S FOR SURE -- John Simmons has great timing. The 37-yearold Illinois attorney is the new owner of the Savannah Sand Gnats, and he enters the local stage at a propitious time: Formerly a farm team of the Montreal Expos, the Sand Gnats are now the single-A affiliate of the Expos’ buzzworthy new incarnation as the Washington Nationals, who begin their inaugural season in the nation’s capital this spring. In addition, the 2005 season marks ten years of the “Sand Gnats” moniker for the team, which over the years has been called the Braves, the Cardinals, the Indians and the Pathfinders. And lastly, Simmons comes to a city with a new mayor and a new expansive mode -- a city that maybe -- just maybe -might be willing to play ball with him on funding upgrades to the historic but decrepit Grayson Stadium. We spoke with Simmons within hours of his arrival in Savannah from his home in Illinois, fresh from getting full South Atlantic League (SAL) approval for the $6 million purchase.

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Festival Feature

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by Jim Reed

‘We want to see where the traditions have gone’

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The 14th Annual Savannah Irish Festival takes center stage this weekend WHILE PEOPLE ALL over the world have long known of Savannah’s highly publicized St. Patrick’s Day celebration, our town boasts another outstanding festival paying tribute to Irish culture and heritage. True, it hasn’t been around nearly as long, but – unlike the current incarnation of that sometimes chaotic mid-March féte, this newer festival focuses solely on the art, music, food and products of Ireland itself. Billed under the no-nonsense moniker The Savannah Irish Festival, it’s been going strong for 13 years, the last few centered around the facilities of the Savannah Civic Center. For those unaware of its existence, or confused over its scope, it’s worth noting that this relatively unpretentious production provides a far greater amount of traditional and contemporary Irish entertainment (and education) than the official, City-funded Tara Feis which kicks off the St. Pat’s Festival. That afternoon event, which is always held on the Saturday before the holiday, is free to the public – but considering the extremely low price of admission to this privately sponsored event, that’s hardly a concern. In fact, when asked to come up with a pitch aimed at folks who may have little interest in Irish culture, Festival Chairman Jimmy Buttimer boils it down to simple value. “I tell you the truth,” he says with the kind of grin in his voice that come with knowing you speak the truth, “it's the best deal in town. You'll see top-notch performers in an intimate setting as well as on the big main stage. They're very accessible to meet and get autographs from. Also, we have so many great vendors – most of whom come from across the country and some all the way from Ireland, just for this event. You’ll get to see and hear things over these two days that you’d likely never find anywhere else in town.” And he’s correct. For a few bucks more than an standard-price movie ticket, adults can spend an entire day roaming from stage to stage and from booth to booth. They’ll get up close and personal with many of the top names in the American Celtic music community, and get to sample plenty of Irish delicacies made fresh by local Irish societies, such as The Friendly Sons,The Emerald Society, and The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Whether it’s Shepherd’s Pie, fish and chips, Irish sausage, or a variety of traditional snacks and desserts, they’re all available on site. There’s also beer on tap as well, but according to Buttimer, that’s hardly the focus of his group’s function. He says it’s that devotion to producing a quality event geared to all ages is one of the main reasons they have no trouble

Rathkeltair

The McKrells

bringing some of the country’s best musical groups back year after year. “The feedback we get from the performers is that they ‘re happy to return. For one thing, they love Savannah, and we can’t take credit for that (laughs), but they also like the fact that this isn’t a for-profit festival. It’s put on by local people, and we’re not hustling anything,” he says. “You see, a lot of the Irish festivals in America are put on by bar owners or beer distributors. They don’t spend much money on arts and crafts or for children’s entertainment. Our is family-oriented. On top of that, we’ve been told that we have much more friendly environment.” Over the course of the festival’s history, the event has been held at a couple of different locations, but it’s called the Civic Center home for the past four years. Buttimer says moving the event there has proven to be a very wise choice – even though it was initially made out of necessity. “The last 2 years that we used the National Guard Armory out on Eisenhower, we had really super weather, and people just showed up in droves. We had probably 12,000 people there, which was our best attendance ever. But there were some changes at the company that helped with tour staging, and the very same year was when 9/11 took place. The armory notified us that they might need the facility in case they were deployed. We couldn’t take a chance on having to cancel at the last minute. So we went ahead and moved to the Civic Center.” Buttimer acknowledges that the festival’s first few years at their present location were marred by confusion and difficulty over reserving the facility’s parking lot – but he says all that has been worked out now, and it’s nothing but smooth sailing from here on out. “Marty Johnson is the director of the Civic Center, and she’s been just great to work with. She has helped us with the scheduling, and now we have the lot for the whole weekend,” Buttimer says. “Since we’ve been dealing with the Civic Center, we’ve been able to cut the number of volunteers we need in half. Their staff handles most of the money and ticket issues, as well as a lot of the setting up and breaking down.”

Those who attend will have a number of options as far as how they take in the overall experience. “People can eat their food while they watch the acts on the main stage,” he explains. “Then we’ll have close to 25 vendors behind them selling everything from linen to crystal, to CDs and original art. We also have a 5,000 square foot area that we partition off for a Children’s Stage. There will be all sorts of activities and shows going on there constantly, like puppet shows, games and face painting. “There are 2 other stages, in another part of the building – a cultural stage with seating for 40, and a pub stage with seating for about 80. We try to get all the artists to do 1 set on the main stage and 1 set on the smaller stage, and the music runs continuously the whole time.” Buttimer says that holding this event several weeks before the St. Pat’s craziness works out terrifically in a number of ways. “That month had kind of been a dead zone as far as tourism goes, and it helps us to get better quality acts, who are normally booked up solid throughout the month of March.” The music Buttimer books for The Savannah Irish Festival cuts across many lines, and is not strictly traditionally Celtic in nature. “The McKrells are fantastic. They’ve been here twice before. Gabriel Donahue and Joanie Madden put on an amazing show. That woman is in a class of her own. And, I particularly like Pat Maloney. He’s a modern songwriter who reminds me a lot of Bob Dylan and John Prine.” In fact, many of the acts incorporate a variety of styles into their repertoire – something which music fans love, but which is often frowned upon at similar events in other parts of the country. Buttimer is thrilled that our local Irish community is not nearly as didactic. “The Irish community here is a lot less chauvinistic when it comes to the whole identity thing. I mean, The McKrells are a roots-rock band. They’ve played Carnegie Hall! They open for Travis Tritt and sell out 1,000-seat theatres everywhere they go. “We're American and from the South. We want to see where the traditions have gone, not just where they’ve been. It’s like, for God's sake, man -- listen to the music! Okay, so they don’t sing the notes

in the exact, historical fashion that you’re used to – but listen to what they’re doing! It’s tremendous,” says Buttimer. “Savannah has a long tradition of tolerance. That’s our hallmark. We’ll be discussing that unique history in one of the talks at the festival. Long ago, so many of the Irish Catholic communities up North set themselves apart from everyone else, from the cradle to the grave. We didn’t do that here. Those divisions don’t exist.” ◗

Sat., 11 am - 8:30 pm + Sun., 12 noon - 6 pm, Savannah Civic Center. Adult admission is $11.50 per day or $20 for a 2-day pass. Children 15 and under receive free admission with a paid adult.

Festival Highlights (For a complete and detailed listing of performers and start times, check out www.savannahirish.org, or call 232-3448.)

Saturday • Opening Ceremonies with St. Vincent’s Academy Chorale and Frank Emerson • Irish Dancers of Savannah • The McKrells • Gabriel Donahue and Joannie Madden • Glor na h'Eirann Dancers • Corner House • Harry O'Donoghue • Rathkeltair • Pat and Rosie Maloney • Michael Vignoles • David Dirlam and the Folk Traditions • Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theater • Duncan Wickel

Sunday • Harry O'Donoghue • Glor na h'Heirann Dancers • The McKrells • Moon River Chorus • Irish Dancers of Savannah • Danny Doyle • Ensemble • Frank Emerson • Pat and Rosie Maloney • Danny Doyle • David Dirlam and the Folk Traditions • Michael Vignoles Additionally, throughout the festival, a number of professors and historians will deliver talks on a variety of topics relating to Irish culture and heritage. ◗


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• A MAN WAS WALKING near the intersection of 39th and Barnard streets when he saw a man lying on the ground. He yelled for a neighbor to call 911. Medstar arrived and pronounced the man dead. When police arrived at the scene, they set up a crime scene log. The man was last seen alive by his mother.

• The door of a shed on 41st Street was pried open. The items that were stolen included an air compressor valued at $560, an electric welding system valued at $3,000, two mechanical step ladders valued at $800, a paint sprayer valued at $800, a tool set valued at $2,500, a crab pot valued at $250, a wrench set valued at $500 and a second air compressor valued at $850. Forensics was requested to gather information from the crime scene and the owner was given a case report number. ◗

Non Sequitur

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• When a driver saw a police unit in the vicinity of Live Oak and 39th streets, he fled the scene. He was “traveling at a

high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop light.” The man continued through a residential area and again failed to stop at a stop sign. The man drove “without regard to the safety of residents, including children, who were in the area,” and nearly struck several vehicles on Waters Avenue. His car was weaving from lane to lane and at one point was seen traveling on the wrong side of the road. When police stopped the man, he was placed under arrest.

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• The manager of a Skidaway Road restaurant called police after a man who had eaten there refused to pay. Although the manager had asked the man to leave, he refused. The responding police officer asked the manager what he wanted to do about the situation. The manager said “since the man could not pay, he wanted to tell him not to return to the restaurant.” If the man does return to the restaurant, he can be charged with criminal trespass. The man was taken home by police.

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News of the Weird

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Most Competent Criminal Jeffrey “Roofman” Manchester, 33, was finally recaptured after six months of inspired police-dodging in Charlotte, N.C., after having smuggled himself out of a previously escape-proof prison nearby. According to a January profile in the San Francisco Chronicle, Manchester (a handsome, athletic, personable man who got his nickname from a multistate series of ceiling-entry burglaries) built an ingenious home behind a cubbyhole at a Toys-R-Us, then at an abandoned Circuit City next door, outfitting both digs with various conveniences, such as a protective surveillance camera. The dashing Manchester volunteered at a church, befriending the pastor and dating a parishioner, who eventually helped police capture him.

Male Flies and Male Monkeys Are Just Dogs In articles in recent issues of Current Biology, researchers separately studying the dance fly and the rhesus macaque monkey concluded that males will be males. The male dance fly was found by a team from the University of Western Australia to sometimes present a female with worthless tokens for the opportunity to mate with her, but by the time she discovered their worth, he had already hit and run. A team from Duke University found that the male monkey will forgo his own rewards (juice) in exchange for being permitted to view pictures of female monkeys’ bottoms.

America’s Real Gun Problem (all new) The following people accidentally shot themselves recently: Joey Lujan, 22, shot himself in the head trying to show that his gun wasn’t loaded (Rialto, Calif., December). Abran Godoy, 20, shot himself while tucking his gun into his waistband after a robbery (King City,

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Calif., November). A 20-year-old man shot himself in a femoral artery while showing off for friends (Salt Lake City, November). Latie Whitley, 34, shot himself in the face while allegedly robbing a delicatessen (New York City, December). Jeffrey Wagner, 22, shot himself while tucking his gun into his waistband after showing it to a friend (Dayton, Ohio, January). Lance Cole, 24, won $2,500 in damages from the police after an officer kicked him in the groin two days after he had shot himself in the genitals (St. Louis, Mo., January).

News That Sounds Like a Joke According to a January Associated Press dispatch, an outfit called Rent-aPriest supplies independent Catholic clergy to perform mass and communion on board cruise ships, even though the reason some are independent is that they’re no longer in good standing. (The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said it has begun to screen out unqualified candidates for cruise line jobs.) In a January CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, in answer to the question whether President Bush is a “uniter” or a “divider,” exactly 49 percent of Americans said he was a uniter, and exactly 49 percent said he was a divider.

Compelling Explanations Farmington Hills, Mich., elementary school teacher Nancy Seaman, 52, on trial for murdering her husband, said it was self-defense, even though a reported autopsy said he had been stabbed 21 times and struck with a hatchet 15 times. (She was convicted in December.) And University of Virginia student Andrew Alston, on trial for fatally stabbing a firefighter after a night of bar-

hopping, said the victim had actually inadvertently stabbed himself during aikido horseplay (even though there were 18 stab wounds, spread among the heart, arms, back, shoulder and face). (Alston was convicted of manslaughter in November.) Ms. Sandu Florenta, 18, a Romanian, was arrested for shoplifting at a Tesco store in Wrexham, Wales, in December with “four packs of frozen lamb, three fresh chickens, three packs of stock cubes, finger chillies, a packet of burgers, garlic, peppers, socks and underwear, plus almost five pounds of oranges and apples” in a special sack under her robes. She told police that not many stores in Romania have carts, and thus, this is how people shop. Pro boxer Hector Macho Camacho Sr. was arrested in Gulfport, Miss., for a Christmastime incident in which he, feeling morose, broke into the computer store next to his office in order to get his computer (in the shop for repairs) so he could e-mail family members, and that meant climbing over a wall and onto ceiling panels, which gave way, sending Camacho crashing onto several computers. Said Macho, according to police: “I don’t see myself looking too good.” Later, describing his motivation for the break-in: “I guess I ran out of ideas.”

Recent Sexual Obsessions Surgical masks (Norman Hutchins, 53, was convicted in Leeds, England, in January, of tricking hospitals into sending him masks for his collection). Underwater photos of strangers’ legs and buttocks (U.S. Army Maj. James V. McGovern was convicted in January of taking numerous such photos at the swimming pool at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea).

Recurring Themes “I don’t think I’ve done more than two days’ work in three years,” said the New York Liquor Authority’s director of wholesale services, Patricia Freund, explaining to the New York Post in December that she is another example of how bureaucracies deal with “problem” workers who are hard to fire. Freund was exiled to an office with no work and no responsibilities (though continuing to draw her $82,000 salary), which she said was in retaliation for raising a stink about Gov. George Pataki’s Christian prayer breakfasts and Jesus-laden mementoes, which she said was discriminatory toward Jewish employees, such as her.

Thinning the Herd A 23-year-old woman, attempting a handstand on a hotel balcony railing in Fort Myers, Fla., fell to her death but only after shouting to friends to “watch to see what I can still do” (January). And a 21-year-old student at the University of Nebraska was killed when, not belted in, he was ejected from an SUV in a crash; the student’s prominent libertarian political views included a stand in the student paper against seatbelt laws. (He described himself as one of “a die-hard group of non-wearers out there who simply do not wish to buckle up.”) (January).

Rodents in the News In January, sanitation workers in Nairobi, Kenya, finally, after 10 years of complaints, cleaned up the Wakulima Market (the country’s largest fruit and vegetable facility), dislodging an estimated 750 tons of garbage, 38 tons of human waste, and about 6,000 rats. Also in January, Austin Aitken filed a lawsuit against the TV show “Fear Factor” for $2.5 million, claiming that the episode in which contestants ate dead rats made him ill, causing him to vomit, become dizzy, and hit his head as he ran from the room in disgust. ◗

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Ice Victims An abrupt change in sea conditions appears responsible for the death of 11 killer whales that became trapped between ice floes and concrete blocks along the coast of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. One of the orcas managed to break free into open water, but wildlife experts said she appeared weak and unable to move very well due to the ordeal. An environmentalist in the town of Rausu, where the whales became trapped, said rescue attempts were hampered by the ice clusters, and by the water being too shallow to allow boats to reach the victims.

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and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. One of the most deadly mudslides killed five members of a single family when their home was buried in the Venezuelan coastal town of Puerto Cabello. A state of emergency was declared in several areas.

Earthquakes A powerful aftershock of the disastrous Dec. 26 temblor off Sumatra caused people to flee their homes in panic. Fearing another tsunami, some traveled more than a mile inland following the shaking. • A sharp quake off the southern Philippines caused similar panic on Borneo. Malaysia issued its first-ever tsunami alert following the magnitude 7.1 temblor, which produced no ocean wave.

The outer bands of Cyclone Meena brought down trees, cut power and caused minor damage in the Cook Islands, but there were no reports of injuries. • Cyclone Harvey caused flash flooding and wind damage when it struck a remote area of northern Australia, along the border of Queensland and the Northern Territory. • Weak Cyclone Vivienne formed briefly off northwestern Australia.

Singing Monkey Scientists exploring the rain forests of Bolivia say they have discovered a new monkey sub species that can be heard singing in a remote part of the country’s Madidi National Park. The primate is orange-brown in color with a golden crown, and stands less than 2 feet in height. Discoverers Robert Wallace and Humberto Gomez of the Wildlife Conservation Society said they had observed couples singing and hugging each other in the early morning as if they were human. The society plans to have the new monkey’s name chosen by the highest bidder in an Internet auction at charityfolks.com to raise funds to preserve the animals’ habitat. ◗

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One of the tallest and most active volcanoes in Alaska spewed hot rocks and lava that were visible to residents of the Alaska Peninsula more than 20 miles away. Vulcanologists said the volcano was not building to a more powerful eruption. • Two streams of lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano began entering the ocean on the southern shore of the Big Island.

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Winter storms across Eastern Europe and southern Asia brought heavy rain, blizzards and even welcome relief to drought while paralyzing parts of the region. Snowfall and avalanches in Kashmir trapped thousands of motorists, prompting Indian officials to send in troops to clear the highways. Chinese officials said nearly 4,600 head of cattle froze to death after a sudden snowstorm hit southwestern Tibet. Bitter cold and blizzard conditions were also responsible for numerous deaths from Hungary and the Balkans to northern Iran.

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Whenever this band comes to town, it’s a reunion of sorts for old friends and extended family. It’s also a great show by someone who’s dedicated their lives to that thing we call rock. Openers Patty Hurst Shifter are about as close as you’ll get to an Americana supergroup these days. That is, if your idea of what constitutes a supergroup has more to do with talent than mainstream notoriety. Formed on a lark years ago, the North Carolina group has – at various times – included members of such fabled Ryan could’ve -beens as Whiskeytown (R Adams’ early outfit), Snatches of Pink (a Let’s Active offshoot), and 6 String Drag (an underrated group championed by Steve Earle). Simply put, this is a fantastic band that deserves serious nationwide acclaim and massive record sales. Equal parts Crazy Horse, The Dukes, early Jayhawks and The Heartbreakers Petty’s, not Th hunders’), they’ve got the (P scratchy, intertwining vocals, tremolo guitars and apocalyptic piano runs down pat – plus a rhythm section to die for. They’re a perfect match for The Tinfoil Stars, and the combination makes this Wilco hang (or a your best bet for a post-W decent substitute if you couldn’t snag tickets to that sold-out Trustees theatre show. Fri., The Jinx.

Ever since his earliest professional gigs around Savannah as the frontman for Me ‘an Mills ( a mid-’80s cowpunk outfit that at times seemed a little too respectful of then Patty Hurst Shifter ascendant regional heroes Drivin-NCryin), Dodd Ferrelle has shown a knack for penning a strong rock hook. Throughout a handful of other twangy musical projects (including Rags, with Superhorse keyboardist Jason Anderson and Dreams So Real drummer Drew Worsham), this Athens transplant has honed that skill to a razor’s edge. His brand-new CD, The Murder of Love is being pitched as his best effort yet, the one that could and just might take his career to that oft-mentioned “next level,” and that’s more accurate now than it’s ever been. Once more produced by veteran David Barbe (S Sugar, Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt), it sounds much like his last few records, but there are subtle differences. This time out, there’s more pop and less roots in the mix, and though Dodd’s voice is an acquired taste for some, the tracks which find it high up in the mix are by far the most effective.

The Immortal Lee County Killers, Bottles & Cans Formed from the ashes of infamous Alabama shitrockers The Quadrajets, this powerhouse trio (originally a duo) of guitar, drums and keyboards have worked hard to deconstruct gutThe Immortal Lee bucket American County Killers blues music until it dies screaming. While some may find their frenzied, caterwauling racket to be derivative of more well-known purveyors of the form as Jon Spencer and Jack White, it’s worth noting that these guys get a hell of a lot more waydown than either of those fashion models. This is far-beyond-raw emotion channeled through relentless slide guitar mantras. The group takes their name form their base of operations, Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis himself, and the fact that they play each show as if their souls depend on it, and they intend for this music to live forever. Local openers Bottles & Cans draw their own inspiration from hardscrabble blooze icons like T-Model Ford and Hound Dog Taylor. They revel in the crepuscular and foggy haze that seeps out of intense electrified R & B. Another great match-up. Sat., The Jinx.

Reverend Jeff Mosier Banjoist and singer Jeff Mosier is known for leading the recently reunited acoustic fusion group Blueground Undergrass (they’ll be appearing at this year’s Savannah Music Festival), as well as for tutoring Phish in the ways of roots music, and Rev. Jeff Moser recording and gigging with everyone from Leftover Salmon, to Widespread Panic, to The Allman Brothers Band. He’s been invited to appear at this allday celebration of the restoration of Trinity United Methodist’s historic building. He’ll take part in the 11 a.m. worship service, and then give a solo show later in the evening at what is commonly known as “the Mother Church of Methodism in Savannah.” In honor of its 193rd year, a celebration will commence at 2:30 pm. The congregation has a long history of serving eclectic and varied groups of the faithful, and they’re hoping this unorthodox approach will continue and thrive well into this new millennium. This free show by one of the premier psychedelic musicians in the U.S. would indicate that is to be the case. Sun., 6 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church (Telfair Square) - FREE TO ALL AGES. ◗

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Michael Amburgey This local acoustic guitarist is something of a legend around these parts. Steeped in the rural and folk blues revival of the ‘60s, this monthly gig finds him joined by a rotating cast of talented friends. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Argyle Energetic and hard-to-peg local alternative band whose myriad of influences include dub reggae, ska and acid-rock. There’s also a scoopful of granola in there as well, but I can’t say that too loudly or they get upset. One of the more noteworthy bands in town at present. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Fri., Savannah Blues.

Bluesonics Extremely popular local trio playing upbeat, danceable blues shuffles and soulful party music. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

See Connect Recommends.Thurs., Savannah Blues + Sat., The Jinx.

Excellent funk, hiphop and jam band from Athens, that’s heavy on the JB. This is being billed as the “official Wilco after-show party,” and the venue’s giving away a Fender guitar signed by all members of that famous band. Fri., Locos.

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Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars See Connect Recommends. Fri., The Jinx.

Fetish Night w/DJ Shrapnel Monthly alternative lifestyle event for exhibitionists and voyeurs alike – to the incessant beats of industrial, darkwave, synthpop & techno. Thurs., Club One.

The Hitmen Local electric blues band led by a cat known as “The Hitman.”Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Savannah Blues.

Regional emo band offering originals and some covers (IINXS, Talking Heads, U2). Mon., Savannah Blues.

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New instrumental quintet (trumpet,

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Athens-based sextet who claims the psychedelic culture of the ‘60s as a key inspiration. They also include elements of ‘80s electronica, and – in addition to their own material – cover Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, and The Police. With a travelling light show and dedicated web presence, they – like our own Perpetual Groove, are closely following the patented Phish and Panic business model. Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Reverend Jeff Mosier (of Blueground Undergrass) See Connect Recommends. Sun., 6 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church (Telfair Square) - FREE TO ALL AGES.

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Local act featuring a veteran bassist who’s worked with “Gatemouth” Brown, and an up-and-coming guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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The Dynamite Club NYC-based experimental punk act (with Japanese roots) that mixes bizarre stage behavior (i.e., diaper wrestling, martial arts, disturbing outbursts and audience baiting) with limbic system guitar-anddrums noise. Wed., The Jinx.

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Probably Savannah’s best-known blues act, Culberson (or EROK as he’s sometimes known) has been at this for over a decade, and he’ll soon release his third indie CD. His fiery and stinging guitar style is akin to both Freddie and Albert King, and his growling vocals improve with age. Fri. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

Beloved acoustic guitarist and singer whose take on traditional and contemporary Celtic ballads and more modern pop tunes have made him a longtime favorite at this Irish pub on River Street. Wed. Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

Promising local indie-rock act (bass, drums, guitar and keys) offering mildly experimental songs that incorporate vocals, but don’t make them the focal point of their compact originals. Sat., NV Night Club (Nevaeh/Top Floor).

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The Peelers Bouncin’ off the walls Celtic rock band from Canada with a decidedly punk edge. They’ve become local favorites through their rare appearances. Perfect for fans of The Pogues, The Clash, and Flogging Molly. Mon., The Jinx.

The Permanent Tourists Entertaining and tight-as-a-drum party band specializing in rock, funk, soul, and R & B covers. They gig constantly throughout the region, and have become known as one of the premiere such groups in our area. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

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G.E. Perry & James Gay Local electric guitar and mouth harp duo offering a nuanced take on the blues. Wed., 8 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sun., 8 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Piccalinsu What is it with Japanese art-rock bands and chocolate? Whether it’s the Boredoms, Shonen Knife, or Piccalinsu, the sweet product of the cocoa plant is common subject matter. This Kyoto group blends the sonic collage of Yamatsuka Eye and his lot with Velvetsinspired droning guitar pop. Their (faux?) naive sing-song vocals and low-fi recording is charmingly obtuse. Also on this bill is Osaka’s The Guva, of which

extremely little is known in the USA. Wed., The Jinx.

Stephen & Jeremy Riddle Stripped-down set of rarelyheard originals and esoteric covers from two brothers best known for their roles in local rock band Argyle. Instrumentation includes bass, acoustic guitar, percussion and electronic effects. Sat., 10 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).

Puppet Slam 2 Ribald, anything-goes humor from regional, national, and SCADbased performers utilizing stop-motion animation, marionettes, and traditional hand puppets. Parental guidance suggested for kids. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Not much can be said of this 13-piece R&B band, except that they’re one of the most impressive musical projects in town. Their size keeps them out of most clubs, so they have to throw their own infrequent public shows. With a full horn section, and a dazzling setlist of thumping Motown, Stax and Philly soul nuggets, they are not to be missed. Rumor has it they’ll soon release a debut CD. I’m told they’re holding a small number of tickets back for sale at the door the night of the show.... Sat., 8 pm, The Hellenic Center (Bull & Anderson Sts.).

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Brock Scott w/Justin Boykin Local acoustic duo claiming a wide variety of stylistic influences from jazz to rock. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Souled Out Classic rock cover act that’s been an local favorite for years, now back together after an extended absence. Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington).

The Stewart & Winfield Band Rare full-band show for this Athens Americana act with strong local ties. Thurs., 8 pm, Arts on The River Festival.

Technicolour Stallion Young, aspiring indie-rock band that combines a freewheeling jam-band aesthetic with brash punk sensibilities. They’re said to have an impressive bass player and charismatic vocalist. Sat., NV Night Club (Nevaeh/Top Floor).

Wormsloew Local “y’allternative” act offering bittersweet, minorly anthemic Southern pop and jam-rock in the vein of Jupiter Coyote or Sister Hazel, plus like-minded Skynyrd, Drive-By Truckers)... covers (S Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House. ◗


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‘Sculpture Gardens’ -- Recent large-scale paintings by Morgan Santander explore a wide range of iconography from the theatrical to abstraction. Santander is currently a professor of painting at SCAD. Through Feb. 26 at Starland Center of Contemporary Art (StarCCA) 2428 Bull St., 6-10 p.m. Free.

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‘New Beginnings’ -- Youth art exhibit in City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. The exhibition, which includes student works from Savannah Area schools and is part of the Black Heritage Festival, will run from Feb. 9-21.

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Oooh, Roomba! It came, it cleaned, it ate my throw rug I’M USUALLY AGAINST extraneous household appliances, but my love of convenience sometimes takes over. This was the case when Santa brought me iRobot’s Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner: I was intrigued by the timesaving possibilities but, deep within my subcortex, my “Superfluous Junk!” alarm was blinking red and spinning violently. For the uninitiated, the Roomba is similar to those remote-control vacuums that clean the bottoms of backyard pools. You push a button and it begins a slow spiraling sweep across the floor, sucking up dirt along the way. In most models, when it’s done vacuuming it docks itself back on its charger. iRobot has sold more than 1 million of the robotic vacuums, far exceeding the company’s expectations and proving once again just how lazy we can be. Having a Roomba is kind of like having your own personal Mars Rover. But unlike pools and Mars, our homes contain Roomba obstacles such as chairs and rugs and dogs.

It made for pure holiday fun. I charged the Roomba up on Christmas Day and sent it on its first test run before dinner. Although the whole point of the robot is to free you up to attend to other things, my family was mesmerized by the little miracle of modern technology. “Look! It’s stuck in the corner!,” we yelled gleefully. “Ha! How will it get out of this one?” (It always managed to wriggle its way out of tight spots.) The Roomba made us spot dirt on the floor we never would have seen otherwise. We watched intently to see whether it would spot the specks, too.

We shouted “Yes!” and high-fived when an errant crumb was discovered. And, while counterproductive, a few times we even helped it out by sprinkling crumbs in its path. After dinner, Roomba picked up everything from the floor except the mashed potato droppings — too sticky. This initial experiment took place at my sister-in-law’s spotless house. The real test would be back at my house where dirt, dust and dog hair are a part of daily life. Was the Roomba up for the challenge? I set it up in the kitchen. It immediately went under the stove and got trapped there by the garbage can. But after a few minutes, it found its way out. “This thing is clever!,” I exclaimed out loud to my dog, who was cowering in the corner. Roomba began picking up tracked-in leaves and dog hair on the linoleum floor with ease and even sucked up a rubber band. But it kept getting stuck under the stove. It was like watching someone bang his head against a wall. Maybe it wasn’t so clever after all.

Despite my best efforts to keep it restricted to the kitchen, Roomba busted through a closed swinging door and roved on into the living room. It was all downhill from there. The living room rug is bordered with fringe. The Roomba was clearly stuck, wheezing and gasping and spinning its wheels. Then it just died. I flipped it over to discover it was like a sea turtle trapped in netting. I had to use a kitchen knife to cut it loose from the gnarled fringe. The Roomba has since recovered, but I now spend five minutes prepping the room and barricading the doors before I set it loose. So is it worth it? Under certain circumstances, yes. As my brother pointed out, it’s great if you are unloading groceries and spill a bag of flour on the floor. Or in relatively obstacle-free rooms with fringe-less carpet (prison cells?). And it appeals to niche segments of the population: It’s extremely useful to people who have physical limitations that make upright vacuums difficult to push. People who read Invention and Technology magazine religiously, people who are obsessive about cleaning and those who enjoy tormenting their household pet might also like it. Besides, it’s like a little friend to keep you company while you wash dishes. ◗

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WHEN I WALKED “We just want to into Churchill’s Pub I offer something for knew that I was someeveryone,” says Holmes. where special. Maybe it “If you want to go to the was the sprawling 34bar for a drink, fine. If foot hand-carved bar. you want a nice Or maybe it was the restaurant environment, charming fellow -- who I that’s great, too. It’s just later learned was the a little bit of everything.” owner’s father -- who The bar was origigreeted me as I entered nally opened in 1996 on the front hall. Or maybe Drayton Street, but it was simply the sense burned down in June of warmth that engulfed 2003. me. “People loved Churchill’s -- located Churchill’s and we had at 13 West Bay Street so much local support,” and owned by explains Holmes. Manchester, England, “People used to stop native Andy Holmes and me and ask when we’re his wife, born-and-bred reopening or to express Savannahian Tracy -how much they love the has a style and personnew place. It just had to A view of the hand-carved bar ality that just folds you be reopened.” right in. Churchill’s new home Aptly put by Holmes: “Nobody else is the former location of J.J. Cagney’s, does just quite what we do.” but former customers of J.J.’s may not And just what is it that they do? recognize the place. The main focus as one enters the pub “We completely gutted the place and is a huge, solid mahogany bar that was it bears no resemblance to J.J. built in England and shipped by crate to Cagney’s,” says Holmes. “Old patrons Savannah. Keep walking and there are can’t believe it’s the same place.” two separate dining areas, each with its But fear not, Churchill’s has not lost own mood. One is a more enclosed, its charm. intimate space and the other is a very “This location may be larger,” reasopen room with windows facing Bay sures Holmes, “but it still maintains its Street and tables that cozily flow into one coziness. Everyone’s told me that.” another. So, besides the atmosphere and the In the basement is a game room proauthentic English and American cuisine, viding billiards, darts, and foosball. The why should folks frequent Churchill’s? last area, a rooftop dining terrace, is still Holmes answers without a blink of an being renovated, but shows amazing eye. promise. “Because great people hang out here. It’s just a cool place. The way we do it, the attitude of the staff and the customers. We’ve got some great customers. It’s just cool.” ◗

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Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo series Hellblazer, the picture casts Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, who’s always had the ability to recognize the angels and demons that walk the earth in human form. It seems that God and Satan had long ago reached an agreement that they would not directly impact whatever events occur on our planet, but that they could use these “half-breeds” to subtly influence us mere mortals. Constantine once attempted suicide to put an end to his tortured visions, but precisely because he took his own life, he found himself in hell for a few minutes before being resuscitated and brought back to life. Determined not to spend eternity in Hades, Constantine now figures he can “buy” his way into Heaven, by wiping out as many demonic half-breeds as possible. The androgynous angel Gabriel (Tilda Swinton) informs Constantine that going the Charles Bronson Death Wish route won’t gain him acceptance, but he perseveres nonetheless. Yet as he goes about his business, Constantine realizes that there’s a seismic shift occurring in the underworld: Full-fledged demons are starting to cross over into our world, and the only way he can get to the bottom of the mystery is to join forces with a police detective (Rachel Weisz) investigating the apparent suicide of her psychic twin

Keanu Reeves scowls as in Constantine sister. From the connotations of its hero’s name (Constantine was the Roman emperor who endorsed Christianity more for personal gain than for any spiritual fulfillment) to depictions of Hell that borrow heavily from the works of Hieronymus Bosch, Constantine tries hard to include heady material that will allow for post-screening discussions around the water cooler or in cinephile trades (something The Matrix accomplished masterfully with its rampant theology). But as was the case with the muddled Jacob’s Ladder,

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games must be played and/or dollars must be doled out before anyone can even think about living happily ever after. At least Hitch locates the romantic spark behind all those account-emptying checks being passed back and forth. A warm and witty comedy that unfortunately runs itself into the ground during its final act, the picture benefits immeasurably from the presence of Will Smith, who may or may not be a great actor but who is most assuredly a great movie star. He's at turns sly, suave and sexy as Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, who bills himself as the Date Doctor because of his ability to make a living by advising other men how to land the woman of their dreams. An honorable man in a dubious profession -- he refuses clients who are simply out to get laid -- he finds his biggest challenge in the form of Albert (Kevin James), a clumsy, overweight accountant who's hopelessly under the spell of beautiful super-model Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). But Hitch unexpectedly finds his own romantic inclinations rising to the surface once he meets Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). Mendes, who's always come across as a Jennifer Lopez who can't act -- no, wait, that would still make her Jennifer Lopez… never mind -- initially has trouble keeping pace with a leading man prettier than she is, but she ends up holding her own and even sneaking off with a couple of scenes.

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To say that the script for The Wedding Date is bottom-of-the-barrel would be too kind; this one was already decomposing under a mountain of mulch before “Will & Grace's” Debra Messing unwisely fished it out. Messing stars as Kat Ellis, a 30-something woman whose neurotic impulses are obviously meant to be endearing but who instead comes off as something of a pill. Required to fly to England to attend the wedding of her loathsome sister (Amy Adams), Kat can't stand the thought of arriving without a boyfriend -- especially since her ex-lover (Jeremy Sheffield) will be there as the best man. So Kat does what any normal woman would do: She drains her savings account of $6,000 in order to hire a male prostitute to pretend to be her boyfriend. Her stud of choice is Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulroney), who's somehow become a legendary man-whore -articles are even written about him in glossy magazines! -- even though his musings on sex, love and relationships travel far beyond banal. Although the plot bears more than a passing resemblance to the tepid Jennifer Aniston vehicle Picture Perfect, this was clearly inspired by the success of such Brit-flavored confections as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones' Diary. It's hard to gauge Messing's big-screen potential because her contradictory character is an impossible one to play. But Mulroney, who has a rakish charm that's been used well in other films (Lovely & Amazing, for instance), is simply terrible here: His slurred line readings, errant comic timing and glazed expression can't help but suggest that the actor got stoned before each and every take. And who could blame him?

cut-and-paste their slams of last year’s Secret Window (this film’s doppelganger) and leave it at that. But let’s not stop with that Johnny Depp dud: If Hide and Seek were a math equation, it would read something like Secret Window plus The Shining plus What Lies Beneath plus Cape Fear plus The Sixth Sense plus May plus The Bad Seed plus Happiness multiplied by a high level of improbability and divided by a lack of any genuine scares. Robert De Niro, in full paycheckgorging mode, is miscast as David Callaway, a New York psychologist who, after his wife (Amy Irving) commits suicide, moves upstate with their traumatized 9-year-old daughter Emily (Dakota Fanning). Still struggling to cope with the tragedy, Emily invents an imaginary friend named Charlie, and a subsequent string of disasters leads David to wonder whether Emily suffers from a split personality, whether another person is manipulating his daughter, or whether there’s a supernatural presence in their new home. Hide and Seek contains the usual visual “scares” always found in this sort of nonsense, such as the cat that suddenly springs out of a closed closet (which begs the question: How did a cat get in a closed closet in the first place?). Equally daft is the dialogue credited to first-timer Ari Schlossberg, with the defining moment of unintentional hilarity arriving when, after it appears that Emily has mutilated all her dolls and drowned the family cat in the bathtub, David lays out his reason for not wanting to take her back to the city: “I’m afraid it might make her condition worse.”

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Halloween. The film concerns itself with the members of an LA street gang who descend upon a nearly abandoned police station with the sole purpose of wiping out everyone inside. That the protagonists never learn the reason for the siege (though we do) adds to their sense of discombobulation, and the brutal death of a little girl in the early going remains one of the most disturbing acts of homicide ever committed on screen. In this flashy update, there’s no little girl, no bloodthirsty street gang, and certainly no kick-ass Carpenter score. Instead, we get a competent but entirely generic action opus in which it’s a group of rogue cops who attack the precinct in order to kill a captured crime lord whose testimony would put them behind bars. Laurence Fishburne plays the coolunder-fire kingpin, who reluctantly teams up with an honest officer (Ethan Hawke) to ensure his own survival.

ELEKTRA ✰1/2

Talk about a house of flying daggers: The multiplex is filled with them once Marvel’s blade-wielding superheroine springs into action in this spin-off of 1993’s Daredevil (in which she appeared in a supporting role as the sightless superhero’s romantic interest). But while this lady in red often kicks it into high gear, the movie surrounding her rarely moves beyond a stroll. It’s a blown opportunity, because Jennifer Garner

has proven (through 13 Going On 30 and 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, Tattoo) tossed into the mix, but they aren’t defeated by Elektra as much as by the efforts of director Rob Bowman (the underrated Reign of Fire) and his three scripters.

COACH CARTER ✰✰1/2

First, The Incredibles comes along and pushes the message that it’s OK — even advantageous — to be exceptional in America instead of conforming by dumbing down. And now here’s Coach

Carter to nudge a similar theme about the importance of a solid education over all else, even (gasp!) sports. Coach Carter works the usual underdog cliches fairly well as it tells the true story of Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), a high school basketball coach in California who manages to turn a team that won only four games during its previous season into a statewide powerhouse. But at the height of their success, with an unbroken string of victories, Coach Carter elects to bench the entire team once he discovers that most of his players are performing poorly in their classes. All pertinent points are made after a full two hours, yet the picture drags on for another 20 minutes simply so viewers can be treated to a climactic Big Game. Ultimately, Coach Carter’s sincerity gets trumped by its savvy at milking the sports formula for all it’s worth.

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU ✰✰✰

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.

THE AVIATOR ✰✰✰1/2

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 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.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ✰✰1/2

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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MY DAD USED TO SAY boredom is evil. I know what he means. When I’m numbing my brain with “Law & Orderâ€? re-runs, I sometimes wander back and forth from the couch to the refrigerator, and that dried-out hunk of cheese looks more attractive each trip. Then there’s that bottle of opened, aging wine that has been in the fridge so long I don’t notice it anymore. To quench thirst, I actually consider trying it. Although this is the equivalent of drinking moldy leftovers, evil boredom drives me not only to drink, but drink stale wine. And speaking of stale, isn’t that the same thing as drinking the same wine over and over again? Trapped by habit, some people mechanically reach for the same labels and varieties each shopping trip. I don’t understand it — with all the wine choices in the world, don’t they get bored? It’s easy to land in a chardonnay or cabernet rut; there are gazillions of gallons on the market. But other grape varieties should earn your respect. For chard drinkers, try sĂŠmillon (SEM-ee-yon), viognier (vee-oh-NYAY), and pinot gris (PEE-no-GREE). Often full-bodied and wildly aromatic, these wines have the aroma to lure you and the oomph to keep you. They are rarely acidic or tart like sauvignon blanc, characteristics that normally send chardonnay lovers screaming back into their comfort zone. For those who like the big, beefy punch of cabernet sauvignon, explore cabernet franc or California syrah. Cab franc, for years an underrated blending grape, can be as bold and full-bodied as cabernet sauvignon with an equally long aging life. Syrah uses the same grape as Australian shiraz, but the bigger Aussie wineries have dumbed it down a bit for mass consumption; California syrah, by contrast, is gutsy. With similar flavor profiles as cabernet sauvignon — black


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Rules for Happenings Nonprofits -- We will list your event or service at no charge if you are a bona fide nonprofit. Free events or services -- If your event or service is free of charge, we will in turn list it at no charge. Current Connect Savannah clients -- We will list your Happening at no charge in gratitude for your continued support of our newspaper. Private business or individual -- We will charge $5 per week per entry, payable up front by check or credit card. This goes for art classes, yoga classes, workshops, seminars, etc. that do not meet the above criteria. We retain the option to place your happening in the appropriate category. Send Happenings and/or payment to: Connect Savannah, 1800 E. Victory Dr, Suite 7, Savannah, GA, 31404. Fax to 231-9932. E-mail: linda@connectsavannah.com. We reserve the right to edit or cut non-paid listings because of space limitations.

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Savannah Peace Coalition

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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.

Local activist group focused on protesting the illegality of the war in Iraq. Contact Richard DiPirro at 441-7167.

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.

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.

Chatham County Democratic Women

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Skidaway Island Democrats

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.

will meet Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sterne Agee Building, 4 Village Square. The meeting is open to the public. David Lerch, a nationally recognized educator and consultant to school systems around the U.S., will be the featured speaker. He will discuss the No Child Left Behind Act as well as the current crisis now affecting the Chatham County school system, where he was a recent board member. For information, call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to oxhouse@aol.com.

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.

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10 a.m. at The Blue House, 410 W. Duffy St. To volunteer, call 233-4461.

Chatham County Democratic Committee

Fellowship of Reconciliation 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.

Food Not Bombs 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

Savannah Animal Rights and Welfare Group A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Call Jolee at 925-2710 or Dianna at 898-1080.

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.

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Architectural History Department February 24–26, 2005 For more information, visit www.scad.edu/dept/arlh. or call 912.525.5218. Registration is open to the public.

at Nite’s Weekly Entertainment Preview 10pm Thursdays

Auditions Little Theatre Inc. of Savannah will hold auditions for the Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman on Feb. 21 and 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Jewish Education Alliance Auditorium, 5111 Abercorn St. The cast requries 8 men and 5 women. Adults wishing to audition should be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. Call 3558111, Ext. 255, 429-2637 or 220-1255.

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.


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Benefits & Fundraisers Just Helping Out Poker Run The second annual Tommy’s Just Helping Out Poker Run will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 at Tommy’s in Pooler to benefit Melissa Clemmons Wilson, a 28-year-old cancer patient. Sign-in is at 10 a.m. with the first out at 11 a.m. and the last out at 12:30 p.m. The last in will be at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per hand or $20 for two hands per bike per rider. For information, call 748-8576 or Mikie at 6577247.

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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 at 920-0289 or Carrie at 404-457-5365.

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.

The Ugliest Boat Contest The Savannah International Boat Show is searching for the ugliest boat. Owners of ugly boats are encouraged to submit photos by Feb. 21 to www.SavannahInternationalBoatShow.com// ugliestboat. All photos will be posted on the website and votes will be cast for the top five ugliest from Feb. 21-25. The owners will be contacted by March 1, and the winner will be announced at the boat show on March 6. Prizes will include boat show tickets and other gifts.

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. Classes will be held Feb. 24 and 25 from 1-5 p.m. at

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 4475711 or stop by the center at 1601 Drayton St. to register.

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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.

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The Office of Adult Academic Services at Armstrong Atlantic State University will host this informational 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 after-school classes. Classes provide a comfortable, noncompetitive 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 homeschooled students. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Located across from Summit Gymnastics/Sharks Cheerleading at 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads No. B-2. Call 921-1125 for information or visit www.theartschoolsav.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 786-6026.

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Savannah College of Art and Design student groups are raising money for tsunami relief. Students from Fibers Force, the college’s fibers department student organization, coordinated the creation of a queen-sized modern quilt composed of 36 squares made by fibers students, faculty and alumnus. The quilt is on display at shopSCAD, 340 Bull St. until Friday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., when it will be raffled off at Merge, the fibers departemnt open house at Gordon Hall, 439 E. Broad St. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $10 for three tickets and may be purchased at shopSCAD.

Sterne Agee at Skidaway Village. Call Katy at 598-8998 or Mary Jane Shuman at 927-0500.

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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.

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.

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.

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St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Center, an affiliate of St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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is offering several classes and workshops. The list includes sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

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.

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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.

Coastal Scooters Classes 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.

Discover Success Coaching Free Discovery Sessions are being offered by Savannah Success Coaching at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching. Call 236-5051 to schedule a free session.

FAFSA Day Seminar The Office of Financial Aid at Armstrong Atlantic State University will offer three Free Application for Federal Student Aid seminars. Counselors will assist participants will filing the FAFSA forms online. The seminars are free and open to the public. Bring tax information such as 2004 Federal Income Tax return, 2004 W-2s and records of untaxed income. Dependent students will need to bring their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tax information. Participants will need a PIN number from the Department of Education and are encouraged to apply for it prior to the session by applying online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It takes three days to receive the PIN by e-mail. The seminars will be held Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center, Feb. 23 from 3-7 p.m. in the Brunswick Center on the Coastal Georgia Community College campus, and Feb. 24 form 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Memorial College Annex Room 103 at AASU. Call 927-5272.

First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler. To find out how you can help, call 819-6910.

Free Coaching Session and Assessment Free session for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send email to Vicki@excellentcoach.com.

Free computer classes St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Future Women Entrepreneurs Have you been dreaming about opening your own business, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to start, what to do, where to get the money? If you are looking for that jump start and someone to hold your hand to the doors of success, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this aspiring businesswomenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s luncheon on Feb. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Shoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 7920 Abercorn St.

A workshop entitled Myths and Realities of Grants and Small Business Funding will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The workshop is intended for individuals who have looked at grant funding to start a small business or organization. Topics include grant sources, criteria used in approving funding, preparing the grant proposal and grants geared to small business funding. The registration fee is $30 if prepaid and preregistered at least four days in advance. Thereafter, the fee is $40. Call 651-3200 or send e-mail to www.clee@sbdc.uga.edu.

Homebuying Breakfast Workshop Learn about the home-buying processs, how your credit is ranked by lenders, obtain a free personal credit analysis and much more. Workshop extends a certificate of completion that enrolls you as a member of the Home Visions Network, opening the door for you to receive up to $200 or more per month toward your mortgage payments for up to five years. Will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Shoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 7920 Abercorn St. $12 per person. Limited space. Call Deborah Cook at 604-1412 to make a reservation.

Irish Session 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.

Ladies, are you sick and tired of tired relationships? Then donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this life-changing luncheon where you can get the insight on how to obtain and maintain the healthy fulfilling relationship you have been longing for. The cost is $20. Will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Shoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 7920 Abercorn St. Limited space. Call 604-1412 to make a reservation.

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

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

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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.

The Career Placement Center at Savannah State Univeristy will hold its annual Spring Career Fair on Wednesday and Thursday Feb. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom. Interviews will be conducted from 2-5 p.m. in Student Center Room 247.

Multiple blessings is a four-week education course offered by Memorial Health and designed for the family expecting twins, triplets or more. Call Barbara at 350-3129 or visit www.memorialhealth.com.

SHOP Workshop

Oglethorpe School Stakeholders Meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria to solicit input from the entire community. The meeting will discuss and celebrate the school’s new mission, vision and values and share with the public the proposed major goals for Oglethorpe Charter School. Call Principal Jeff Cheney at 201-5075.

Parent and Teen Driving Course

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

Applications are now being evaluated for this summer camp that is by invitation only. 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.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center 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.

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium

Drawing sessions will be held the first three Tuesdays of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Art Association (located in City Market upstairs over Belford's). The model is clothed. Bring your own drawing supplies. $10 per session for members.

Clubs & Organizations

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes.

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club 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. The club also is organizing a laser tag league team that meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Call Antonio Burks at 927-0949 or Catscandance2@aol.com.

Spring Break Art Camp This all-day, week-long camp for ages 4 to 14 is sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and dramatics will be presented in individual and group projects. The cost is $100. The camp will be held daily March 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at S.P.A.C.E., located at 9 W. Henry St. Call 651-4248.

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Alternative Video/Film Enthusiastst 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.

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Banner of the Nations Savannah 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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 State University will hold its second annual Student Homeownership Opportunity Program on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom. The program offers a $1,000 grant to students graduating in May or December 2005 for closing costs of their homes. Call 356-2194 or visit www.cbcfinc.org.

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First City Club

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society

Martin Melaver, CEO iof Melaver, Inc., will be the featured speaker Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon a the First City Club. 238-4548.

sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Friends of Oatland

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

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.

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

Loyal Order of Moose

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.

Georgia Christian Singles

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club

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

meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit www.obpw.org.

Gold Wing Road Riders Association

Philo Cafe

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

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

Goth Night Savannah

Postage stamp meeting and auction

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.

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

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

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.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

Reiki Share

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.

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.

Hostess City Toastmasters 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.

Harley Owners Group

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.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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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 s currently accepting applications for membership in our historic organization. We offer affordable art workshops, social activities and a chance for you to display your art in a downtown gallery. 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.

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 Chess Club

Savannah Newcomers 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.

is open to all residents who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. The club hosts a monthly luncheon and program on the third Wednesday of each month at various area restaurants. In addition, the Newcomers sponsor tours, activities and events to help new residents in the area learn about their community and provide a forum in which to make new friendships. If you are interested in attending a luncheon or would like more information, call 3513171.

Savannah Council, Navy League 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. A new class will begin March 8. 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.

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 Savannah-Ogeechee Museum & Nature Center at 681 Fort Argyle Rd. (Highway 204) 2.3 miles west of Interstate 95. 748-8068.

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.

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

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

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.

at your home, business or hotel in the Savannah and Richmond Hill area. He comes to you. Offers therapeutic and relaxing massage, Swedish massage, deep muscle, reflexology and energy balance.

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.

The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

bridges the gap between the deaf, hard-ofhearing and hearing communities. Call 9650077 or e-mail thesignative@deafcafe.com.

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.

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE)

Youth Dance Program

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.

The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. Call 233-1951.

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Subbuteo Table Soccer

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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

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.

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is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

Spiritual Discussion Group

Tourism Leadership Council will hold its monthly luncheon on Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at The Pirates’ House. Dr. Leslie Furr, director of the Hoten adn Restaurant Management Program at Georgia Southern University, is the guest speaker. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are required by Feb. 14. Call 356-1223.

are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Chopra Center and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in Richmond Hill. The cost is $36 a month or $12 for walk-ins. 3502467.

Tybee Beautification Association

Inside Moves

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.

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.

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.

W.I.N.O.W.S. Women In Need Of Wine and Spirits is sponsoring a Holiday Open House. The group meets once a month at a different restaurant or bar. Call 220-1117.

Dance 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.

Inside Moves Hatha Yoga 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.

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.

Connect Savannah

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.

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 of five classes. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is at 6413B Waters Ave.

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Pain treatment, cellulite reduction, long established business. Specials for women or couples. Gift certificates available. Call 8561534.

Pilates Classes 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 819-6463.

Pregnancy Yoga Am eight-week session of Pregnancy Yoga will be held starting March 8 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in midtown Savannah. Pre-natal yoga helps prepare mothers-to-be for a more mindful

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approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once-per-week or $150 for twice-per-week for the eight-week session. Call Ann at 667-8877 for information on space availability or send email to ann@aikyayoga.com.

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.

Stop Smoking

Yoga

Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. For more info, call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

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.

Tai Chi Classes

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. ◗

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Nessus* transits Aquarius from January 30 to August 31, 2005. The current brief orbit of Nessus* in early Aquarius emphasizes more impersonal, transparent societal influences than the upcoming brief orbit of Chiron# in early Aquarius. Why? Because, while Chiron's# elliptical orbit as a centaur planet bridges Saturn with Uranus, an outer planet which rules personal expression, Nessus's* elliptical orbit as a centaur bridges

ARIES - Associates who try to assert the ideological hegemony of their chosen political leadership will only antagonize their adversaries into covert, bitter retaliation. Therefore, Nessus in Aquarius advises you to align yourself neither with the big mouths nor with the silent & the cunning – just yet. Instead, study the scope of the problem until you just can't take it anymore – then study it again when your stomach feels better. TAURUS - Nessus in Aquarius encourages the media-savvy Bull to consider the underlying philosophical agenda behind the release of Osama Bin Laden's videos to the press. Of course, even the casual observer knows that Osama's bearded face is an icon of psychological warfare – but in how many ways, specifically? And who is monitoring what ways for which marketing & demographic purposes? GEMINI - Review legal & public relations backdrops of famous (or infamous) intellectual property disputes involving science, including the controversy surrounding who first discovered Neptune told by Tom Standage in The Neptune

File. Nessus in Aquarius augurs many such upcoming disputes. The stakes are high for two types of "discoveries": 1) Discovering new scientific phenomenon, and 2) Uprooting new intellectual criminals & frauds. Happy hunting!

CANCER - If you don't reconcile your sex life & political affiliation with your public image, then Nessus in Aquarius warns that you could cause yourself considerable financial damage over time – especially if you are a public figure of any sort. Redress any characteristics in your overall personality profile which either your clients or the public would view as "a dark secret" or a contradiction. Truth in advertising!

LEO - As difficult as your romantic, marital or business relationships may currently be, Nessus in Aquarius warns that you cannot sever them without a potentially devastating loss to your reputation – if not your soul. Don't think that you can escape your problems – you can't. Talk it out for as long as you must – which may take months, if not years.

VIRGO - Why are you thinking about annoying colleagues & employees?

# Chiron, named after the wounded centaur who sacrificed his immortality in return for the liberation of Prometheus (he who stole fire from the gods!) was the first centaur planet discovered back in 1977. Chiron, described as "the wounded healer" by Zane

Saturn with the more impersonal, remote Pluto, an outer planet that rules our evolution as a species. Therefore, the current brief orbit of Nessus* in early Aquarius serves as a harbinger for astrological events very far in the future, including the three upcoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions1 in Aquarius between 2020 & 2140, and the entrance of Pluto into Aquarius between March 2023 & November 2024. Nessus in Aquarius asserts that a future of immense achievement now beckons. Hone your vision of your goals to rise above all who want to drag you down.

LIBRA - Wow! Nessus in Aquarius is amazed at how your ambition, creativity & appetite for sex is now making you so vibrant, alive . . . and terrifying. (Do you need to tone it down? Not necessarily – but you do need to recognize your almost barbaric drive exactly for what it is.) SCORPIO - No more excuses! Nessus in Aquarius signifies that you now have a task, challenge & crisis worthy of your will to power: nothing less than the legacy of your family, city or country. Therefore, stop trying to prop up anything that no longer works. Be ruthless. Start from scratch.

SAGITTARIUS - Do your jokes mask or augment an extremely harsh underlying message? Nessus in Aquarius asks you this because you may create needless resentment by trying to disguise something that people do not want to hear. Give it to them straight – even your

enemies respect you because, and especially when, you do that.

CAPRICORN - Nessus in Aquarius warns that your current political statements – especially those you express in public – must be devoid of your monetary selfinterest. Self-serving ways will boomerang & backfire like a nuclear missile – maybe not now . . . but any delay will only amplify the final destructive impact. True colors only! AQUARIUS - Nessus in Aquarius signifies that your level of past achievement will determine your current level of power, influence & elitism. This can profoundly intimidate underachievers who have strived to accomplish nothing – and so it should. PISCES - For how long can you stand still as the howling, blustery wind tries to move you along? In the beginning, not much – but Nessus in Aquarius indicates that this is the next task which you must master. Tame the wind of other peoples' pace, impatience & agendas so that you may unleash it back at them on a moment's notice. ◗

Stein & Barbara Hand Clow, bridges the gap between Saturn & Uranus, exhorting us to teach that which we most need to learn. 1 A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – Savannah’s Mayor, Otis Johnson and Chatham County Commission Chairman, Pete Liakakis will cut the ribbon for the 26th Annual Southern Home Show February 24th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.The 7:00 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony is part of the Annual Preview Party, which is held for the show’s exhibitors, members of the Home Builders Association, local dignitaries, special invited guests and news media from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. During the Party, the Home Builders Association will present awards for the best booth designs and “Rookie of the Year” Award for the best first-time entry to the Home Show. This year’s Diamond Home Show Sponsors include: WSAV, Savannah Morning News, Clear Channel Radio, Savannah Electric, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Home Depot, Secrets of the South, Williams Bros. Lumber Co., Beacon Builders, Hallmark Homes of Savannah, Ernest Homes, LLC, Tidal Construction, Coastal Empire Exteriors, Olde Savannah Hardwood Floors, Carapace, LLC, Atlantic Coast Kitchen & Bath, & Island Design & Contracting. The Platinum Sponsors include: Savannah Area Real Estate Today, Clayton Digital Reprographics, Bank of America, & Coastal Empire Media. Gold Sponsors Include: Georgia Bank & Trust & The Coastal Bank. The Silver Sponsors Include: Bryan Bank & Trust, Rowe Supply Company, First National Bank of Nassau County, The Savannah Bank, First Bank Mortgage, Branch Banking & Trust, Queensborough National Bank & United Community Bank The dates and times for this years show are 1 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th, and 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 27th. Admission is $7.00 per person and children under 12 admitted free with adult admission. For more information, please contact the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah at (912) 354-6193 or e-mail at HBASEO@aol.com.

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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

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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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

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-$650.00-APPT. 220 East 53rd Street- 3 bed, 2 bath, large fenced yard, very large attic for storage- Available 2/01/05$1,025.00-KEY 410 E. Hall Street- Luxury apartment in the Historic District,large single master suite, fireplace, hardwood floors, two-car garage and off-street parking, courtyard, some pets OK-$1,100.00 available 2/15/05-APPT. 416 E. Hall Street- Very nice 1 bed, 1 bath apartment in Historic District, off-street parking, courtyard, some pets OK-$700-KEY 508 Price Street-2 bed, 2 bath in Historic District, formal living room and dining room, screened porch, courtyard-$1,500-APPT.

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105 West Congress Street Suite B. Second floor unit in unique commercial condominium. Features hardwood floors, high decorative ceilings, DSL, exposed brick walls and more. Class A office space at an affordable price. $199,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

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15 Pebble Road, Pooler, Ga. 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths , bonus room Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431 119 W. Whatley Street, Pooler 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths 1200 sq ft Convenient to schools and shopping large deck on back Priced to sell -$79,500 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431 104 Olde Manor Lane, Guyton 3/2 2100 sq ft -- large lot. Well maintained. Close to south Effingham 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 continued on 40

5 Sea Palm Circle-4 bed, 2 bath, fireplace, garage, nice yard in quiet neighborhood, pets OK-$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

32 Mapmaker Lane-3 bed, 2 bath home in Battery Point with fireplace, fully furnished and washer/dryer hook-up-$900.00APPT. 105 Regal Court-3 bed, 2 bath in St. Andrews Place on Wilmington Island, garage, fireplace, privacy fence, some pets OK-$1,200.00

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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

234-4406 203 EAST YORK STREET Renovated 1 bedroom apartment, full bath with tile, great windows, full of light, kitchen with separate eating area, living room with hardwood floors. No pets. $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. 2006 WHITAKER STREET 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath apartment, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, ample closet space, deck and porches, offstreet parking. $1800/mo. 17 EAST 37TH STREET UNIT#1 Renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, new carpet, kitchen with gas stove, stack washer and dryer, built-in microwave, loft, street gated, parking space. $825/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. 304 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, large kitchen with electric stove, dishwasher, combo living and dining room. $750/mo. 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.

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-$1,250.00- 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 9 Delmar Circle- 2 bed, 1 bath off Wilshire Blvd, quiet neighborhood, very nice fenced backyard, some pets OK- $850.00-KEY

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.

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.

614 EAST DUFFY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, kitchen with nice amenities, living room, washer and dryer, fenced yard, 1 off street parking space. $925/mo. 1332 HALCYON DRIVE 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home on Skidaway. Island kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, porch with deck, fenced yard, washer and dryer connections. Available mid March. $850/mo.

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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

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

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516 E. 56th Street Ardsley Park bungalow of fered at $205,900. 3 bedrooms/2baths plus den. State of the art kitchen with all appliances top of the line and included. Unfinished cottage and shed in back yard. Call for your private showing Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800

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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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

425 East Bay Street in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. Offered at $925,000. Federal era home restored as the residence of Mills B. Lane. Over 4329 square feet. Elevator services all three floors and has a full basement. Call for your private showing. Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800


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continued from page 39 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

Perfect for a family seeking a prime location at an affordable price. 3 bedroom 2 bath home with cedar siding, eat in kitchen, fireplace in great room, loft bedroom could be used as bonus, patio, and more. Priced at only $122,900, this home will not last long. Call LaTrelle 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 H-4125

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Management, Inc 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 carport & amazing covered in-ground swimming pool w/marsh view:

17 East 33rd Street Commercial/ Residential For Lease STARLAND DESIGN DISTRICT Beautifully renovated 2BR/1BA Formal dining room, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, new bathroom & kitchen w/ceramic tile floors. Seperate laundry room and private courtyard. C/H/A, total electric, security system. Viewing by appointment only

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Can You spell C-O-U-NT-R-Y ? We Can! C Charming Countr y Front Porch, O - Old Fashioned Brick Fireplace, U - Unforgettable Country Kitchen N - Nestled on 5.62 acres, T - Touch of Color in 4 beautiful bedrooms, R - Rustic Cedar Siding, Y - Yes! This home could be yours. LaTrelle 6587777, ERA Adams Pevey Realty 826-2550 $250,000 H-4027

Family expanding? Try this â&#x20AC;&#x153;for sizeâ&#x20AC;? Spacious 1864 square ft of living area in this 3 bedroom 2 full bath homeâ&#x20AC;Śshows off this beautiful great room with resplendent hardwood floors, attached double garage, study, whirlpool bath, laundry room, great location, all on .61 acre deep lot. LaTrelle 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550, H-3935

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. 2car covered carport & amazing covered inground swimming pool w/marsh view: $269,900. Kevyn Withers: Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

2309 Whitaker St. Grand Victorian in the heart of the Thomas Square District! Walk through the back door into a huge gourmet kitchen w/granite countered island! The DR features a fpl. &pocket doors leading into the LR w/yet another fpl. The MBR boasts a romantic balcony & MBA w/double showers, double vanities & a porcelain clawfoot tub. 2nd BA also has a claw-foot tub! There are 2 more BRs w/flps. & yet a 4th BR downstairs. Home is completely internet/cable ready. Gorgeous hdwd floors w/tons of trim & details. Delightful front porch & covered back patio!- $299,900 Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen -912-547-4342

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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WE BUY HOUSES 103 John Wesley Way Emerald Pointe Subdivision This enchanting low country home in gated community features 4br/2.5 ba, living room w/ fireplace, open kitchen w/island, formal dining, & study. Great wrap around porch and gorgeous heart pine wood floors throughout. Wonderful lot on lagoon with great view! $449,900

Cozy Victorian Cottage 3 bedroom/1 bath cottage 3 blocks from Forsyth! Pine floors, 9' ceilings, fenced brick courtyard, new W/D & storm windows. Charming! $155,000. 1010 Jefferson Street. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

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Farmhouse in the City! Under Contract .Restored 3BR/2BA Victorian farmhouse feels like the country. Beadboard, heart pine walls & floors all orig., w/ new HVAC, windows, baths & kitchen, + shady fenced yard w/ sep. studio. Positively bucolic! $143,500. 616 E. Park Lane. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

Historic District MoneyMaker! Under Contract . Newly-renovated duplex makes great rental property. Fresh and updated, w/ orig. wood floors and mantels. One tenant in place, $700/mo. Rent both for strong income! $189,000. 536 E. Waldburg St. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

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Available Now! 404 Dyches Drive 3-bedroom, 2-bath, laundry room, eat-in kitchen, Centralheat/air, garage. No smoking/no pets. Police discount available. $900/month plus deposit. 912-920-1936.

513 E. WALDBURG ST. Spacious, newly renovated with lots of storage, Washer/dryer, dishwasher and Central heat/air. A must see. $1100/monthly. Call James at 233-5908 or email barrantm@att.net

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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 1-4BR Apartments &Homes! Top quality, newly-renovated properties Pets welcome! Calypso Properties 912-231-0240, www.calypsorentals.c om

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)

Great location across Forsyth Park. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large back Porch, Courtyard. Wireless Internet, Digital Cable & Water included $1275.00 Contact: 912-220-1020

Houses For Rent 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

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Restored 1857 Italianate mansion on the park filled with period details, incl. 2 rentable units: English basement and carriage house. Gorgeous home, premier location! $2,150,000. 20 W. Gaston St. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

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Just 3 blocks from SCAD's Wallin Hall! Adorable 2BR/1BA 1920 bungalow has it all: 9' ceilings, mantels, beadboard, fenced rear yard, central HVAC + loads of neighborhood charm. $134,500. 514 E. 38th Street. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

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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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